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 Whole Number 384.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Jan!  PUBLIC READING BOOM.  THE 01X7 ASKED TO TAKE OHABGE  '.      OF THE LIBBABY.  All the Bill* for 1897 were Cleared   l!p at  the la������tConnell Meeting���������  The Overdraft.  At the meeting of the city council last  Monday night a communication was received from the secretary of the Nelson  Library aud Reading roonv asking that  the city take over the library as it had  ceased to be self supporting. The matter was referred to the finance cornittee.  Bills to the amount of 81326.14 were  audited aud ordered paid. A resolution  passed authorizing the mayor and fl-  iianco'committee to make a note of $2000  to be deposited in the Bank of Montreal  against any overdraft. At present oo-  oording to the variouH bills that have  been audited and ordered paid, there is a  deficit in the neighborhood of 83300 less  the collections for December, which a-  mount is not at present known. The  council believes that after all taxes for  1897 are collected including the water  rates for December, the shortage will not  exceed $2000.  The finance committee recommended  that John Blaney be paid $17.50. This  was lost by a tie vote, Alderman Gilker,  Hillyer and Malone voting in the affirmative and Houston, Fletcher arid Teetzel  in the negative.  Alderman Fletcher stated, that owing  to the snow, the committee appointed to  select a cemetary site was not ready to  report. <��������������������������� .   ..'   % / .- ," :"'���������  The mayor stated that he had seen Mr.  t Beasley of the 0. P. R and the latter had  objected to putting in a tank ot present  as they could not tell where they would  want it permanently located. He asked  permission to take the water from a  stand pipe. A motion was carried directing {hat a six inch water main be laid on  Bake street between Falls and Railroad  streets, providing the C. I5. R. agree to  connect at Baker street and pay 820 per  month for the supply';- from  the stand  l^Burne\& Co. asked permission to  erect a corj/ttgated iron stable and ice  hou'Je ojajots 12 aud 13 in block 6.     It  ^Was grimed with the proviso that the  cjtj^ngiueer approTe^tuifplaos.  MamesMcPlieewas appointed inspector,  without salary to see that the provisions  of tile electric lighting and wiring bylaw  were|enforced.  ,'. A bill foi extras on water construction  fromW. O. McLean & Co. was received.  The total was 8410.85 but after the council bad checked it up, item by item, the  total was 3188.25 which amount was  passed.   The final estimate for the con-  ^tractorsjwas submittetLand approved.���������It  amounted to 93,185.50. The statement  was made that the contractors were overdrawn $304 but that the city holds a pet:  tifled check of SHOO against this.  Adjourned until Mommy, January 3,  WAS 8H0BT OF FITNPS.?  Price Five Cents  Btood 4 to 4. The time in which the  goals were scored were as follows: 1st,  Sandon 30 seconds; 2nd, Sandon 3 minutes; 3rd, Nelson, 30 seconds; 4th.Nelson  5 minutes; 5th, Sandon, 10, minutes; 6th,  Nelson.C minutes; 7th, Nelson, 4 minutes;  8tb, Sandon, 7 minutes; 9th Sandon, 21  minutes; 10th, Nelson, 6 minutes; 11th,  Sandon, 1 minute. Sandon played the  best combination gnme at the startoff,  but the forwards on the Nelson team prevented Sandon from getting away -with  the puck. For Sandon, Blackwood at  cover point played the best game, while  the Nelson team played generally well  and with more practice they should make  a very formidable combination.  The learns were made up as follows:  Sandon���������8. Burceill, goal; B. Blackwood,  point; A. Greiraon, (oapt.) cover point:  J. MoVichie, J. Cameron, T. Henderson  and Bob McKinnon, forwards. Nelson���������  A. Jeffs, goal; W. Duncan, point; Geo.  Noon, (oapt.) cover point; W. Banning,  F. E. W. Smith, Joe Thompson and W.  M, Livingstone, forwards. Referee: J.  Brandon of Brandon. Umpires: R. Dean  of Sandon and W. A. Oalliher of Nelson.  M. Martin, manager and spore man for  Sandon. Little Fred Kelley of Sandon,  mascot. Timekeepers: M. Martin, for  Sandon, and B. Carley for Nelson.  BOATS FOB THE YUE0N.  SDK  to  JL,  A H������������|M-lerl������ Committed to -lull fur Two  ;     < ^MOMlM.  "Two months at  hard  labor,"  Magistrate Crease last  Tuesday  Hespeler.'  It appears that Ifcspcler rnu. short of  funds aud drew n check for $10 on the  Bank, of Montreal nud got August  Thomas of the Lnke View hotel to cash  it. When the check was presented -at.  the Bank of Montreal, Mr. Thomas was  informed that there were no funds to the  -<5re'it#t^Jespc1*r-       ���������. ��������� ..  Ou Tuesday afternoon Chief of Police  McKinnon received a telegram from the  chief of Rosslond, asking bim to arrest  Hespeler and hold him until the Ross-  land official arrired. On the day follow;  ing McKinnon -Treceived a letter train  Chief*Ingram'stntiug that Hespeler was  wanted for drawing.and cashing a 830  check that had"bfen dishonored at the  \stmk. It will be^emembered-that .Hespeler recently got into considerable trouble iii Kaslo over: a similar matter. He  is said to belong to a very respectable  [family. -     , ; ...  sandon .was- viotobious.  The Canadian Paelnc Has Contracted for  a Number.  Capt J. W. Troup, Commodore for  the C. P. R, Kootenay fleet has gone to  Vancouver for three or four months to  superintend the building of three bouts  for bis company, to ply on the Yukon  river.'  A Montreal dispatch to the Evening  Post says: The Canadian Pacific rail-  has completed arrangements for the construction of six light draught stern-wheel  steamers to ply an Alaskan watersjin conjunction with the two ocean steamers  which they have "purchased in Scotland.  The vessels will be constructed in Toronto, the contracts having been let to  the Bertram & Poison works. Work wil  begin at once, as it is intended to have  ihem, ready for the opening of navigation.  The boats are'to be of wood plated with  steel and will havo a length of 150 feet  witU a beam of 30 feet. They will be put  together in the Toronto yards and will  then be taken apart and the parts shipped  to Vancouver where the boats will be rebuilt.        ���������  Mining News,  ; Krcult of the Hockey  Hatch  In* Nelson  y Last Saturday.  The hockey match between the SandoD  Bud Nelson teams last Saturday resulted  ;a a victory for the former by "a score of  6 against 5.  -A ls>rge number of  people  j; witnessed the gaine and all agreed that  it was one of the best contests ever Been"JB*l>rises but also to advocate  in Nelson.   Many of the spectators saw  i their first hockey game on that day  aud  nheir enthusiasm knew no bounds.   Both  teams were*in ^good condition and were  r very evenly matched.    It was  a  fierce  L, struggle from start to finish  and every  flayer on the ice distinguished himself.  At the close of the first half the score  '������������������if ��������� ���������       .:.;���������.������������������**  The Crusader group on Springer  Creek has a carload of ore ready for  shipment.  The Golden wedge on Lemon Creek  will soon rawhide ore down the trail to  seven mile landing on-Kootenay lake for  shipment to the Nelson smelter.  The Bononza King on Forty Nine creek  continues to. rmprove with development  andIFis^hTiutentfou of the owner to  erect a mill next spring.  The Pilot Bay concentrator last Monday commenced the shipment of its oon-  centrales to the Omaha smelter and will  continue steadily until a date basobeen  fixed f���������'���������blowing in the smelter.  '���������7    (. ���������        ��������� "2  The London Hill Mining & Development Co. has elected the following  officers for the ensuing year: President,  ,T. G. l'roctor; vice-president,. Hamilton  lyersTVcretary-treosurer,. C." W. MMnn;  ";er, C. Van- Moerkjrke; directors,  Stone and ll. Selou*.' ������������������    ���������      i ������  '  A Public Heading Room.  Editor-MitfKit:     ".*-'' "   ���������  ^Do you not tliink that something miglit  be done to give Nelson a publicVeading  room aud library. It docs not speak well  for the enterprise or consideration of the t  ^ftlciaW^ralr'trtizens of the place <\������8fr  there should not b:e a comfortable and  commodious public reading room. I feel  sore that it the matter was taken hold of  there-would be no difficulty in accomplishing this*'- Let'the city take hold of  the' matter and-then let all those who'  are interested in the welfare of the place,  come forward and help the thin? along.  Considerable money could be collected  by a house to house visitatipn, especially  if the 'ladies would*-<**ie charge of the  subscription lists, for they ore par excellence, the best of collectors. There, is  much transient traffic-here and people  who have a day or so to^tay find a reading room a great comfort and for the  residents it would be a great boon. I am  aware that there is a sort of reading room  about 12x20 in size,- poorly supplied by  papers and not looked after. We want  something better than this. WilTnot  yoti������-M������. Editor try and-help this thing  along. I always consider that it- is the  duty of newspapers     to  condemn   all  anything  that is for the^mprovement, the benefit*  and welr'.b'eing of tlie- city. Vhis is a  matter-tiat the clergy of all denomina"  tions might takejhold of for it concerns the  welfare and goqd qf the people. * '���������"'���������''  ��������� , '     ,'-a2 Wandebeb.     .  ��������� [in another coIumrrTt wilHbe seen^thaik  the matter is now under consideration by  the-council.���������Ep.]    - -.'���������.���������'  '       ������ * ���������  A  OF RECORD  FAFEBS ON FILE RELATING TO TEE  8UNSET 0ASE.  Tk������ Public nay Headlljr see Whether or  not The Miner Fnbll������lied any  False Statement*.  The Winer in its issue of December 18  published a piece of news���������good news too,  from a news standpoint���������to the effect  that R. E. Lemon had been made defendant in a damage suit of a somewhat sensational nature. The news was handled  in a conservative manner and aimed to be  nothing more or less than a cold statement of facts. There was no comment  made whatever and no desire on the part  ot the paper to it jure Mr. Lemon. After  the article was published a friend of Mr.  Lemon stated to a representative of the  paper that an injustice bud been done  that person and that the publication was  misleading and incorrect. Taking this  gentleman's word, without any investiga.  tion whatever, The Miner, in a spirit of  pure courtesy to a fellow townsman,  published a retraction in the followiug  issue.  The matter would probably have been  left there had not Mr Lemon, in the  smallness of his being, caused the following letter to be published in the last issue of the TrirjUne fa  To the Editor^ The Tribune : Iu  the Nelson Miner of the 18th, there is an  was consigned to Rossland. There were  no mails on board.  The steamer Nakusp has been an  unlucky one. The machinery that was  in her formerly belonged to the steamer  Columbia owned by the Columbia and  Koot"nay Steam Navigation company.  The Columbia was burned on the Columbia river, opposite Sayward, on August  2, 18; 15. The machinery, which was not  seriously injured, owing to the fact that  it was located in the hold, was raised.  When the Nakusp was built in May 1895,  by the Kootenay Steam Navigation company at a cost of $46,000, the machinery  from the Oolnmbia was placed in her.  Thai Nakusp was 171 feet long, 83 feet  beam, and had a carrying capacity ��������� of  300 tons. She was a three decker. The  saloon deck bad 17 staterooms, a parlor  18x45 feet, a dining room 17x38 feet and  a smokiDg rcom 17x34 feet The main  deck bad room for 15 carloads of freight.  She was supplied with two marine  engines, 20-inoh bore and six-foot stroke,  which indicates under full pressure 800  horse power. She had three steam pnmps  a double steam capstan and a fine electric  light plant, running 130 incandescent  lights, two search lights and one boom  light  The steamers Lytton and Trail will  take the place of the Nakusp temporarily,  and it is certain that another steamer will  have to be built to take her place.  WILL BLOW Df T0M0&B0W.  article headed "sensational Suit" in  which my name appears frequently. I  wish to state through your columns that  every statement made by The Miner in  reference to me in the article referred to  is an infamous lie.   Yours,  R E. Lemon.  The Miner feels the disgrace keenly.  Not on account of the coarse and brutal  accusation but because it is forced into  any kind of a controversy with a person  wbo would indite the above letter and  yet it cannot allow the statement to go  unchallenged. Let us see wbo is the  "liar."  - The writs tor two suits by J. H. Mathe-  son and Sunset stock holders arc on ulof  with the registrar.   And yet Mr. Lemon  says all statements in the article referred  to are infamous lies.  One of the writs inter alia asks for  $5,000 damages tor " fraudulent misrepresentation in the sale of stock" and yet  Mr. Lemon says the [statements in The  Miner are infamous lies.  The other writ asks that Mr. Lemon be  declared to have been a trustee for the  company and yet Mr. Lemon says they  all infamous lies.  ^TbeSe matters are records in the courts  of the country and were not created in  The Mines office.  a.WhileLemoiidoes not-appear-ou-re-  cord as an interested owner in the ��������� Sunset claim, the fact remains that he owns  a one-quarter interest in the claim. And  yet he says the statements are infamous  lies.* *-   /   \        ���������   *VV    >  <    >  In the spring pt 180? the Tribune published a big sdvertisment about a big  snap; 10,000 shares of Sunset Mining  Company's stock for Bale; &��������� E. Lemon,  general manager, etc. The Mineh said  Mr.* Lemon disposed of some of the stock  and'yet.he says the statement is nu infamous lie. - ', ���������  . It is too bad that there are nor more  men life Mr. Lemon���������in some oijier  country. .  . The Minek, in this matter, has >{ot  exceeded its privileges ns a newspaper,"  in this or previous issues. It has only  sought to put the news before the people  and do this without comment, ft jias  pb#cbmrBenteduptnNue merits of the  suits in question and will refrajp from  doing so while they are before the courts  The respective rights of the parties fo  the contests will be determined by the  j.udges and The Miner in no wise will  seek to prejudioes, the cases. We can  sajBto Mr. Lemon,Tipwever, Jbat whether  the cases are settled in or "but _of court,  the full facts? it) due timef'will appear in  The-Miner.  BtfRttING OF TSEUAKUSP.  Pacific  Total  loss  10 tlie'- Canatlloji  ������������������lW������uy.���������lo^'over *������5,ooo.  Details of the burning ot the C? Pi fl.  steamer Nakusp at the Arrowhead dock,  shortly" after midnight.on the morning of  December 24, h,ave been received. *.  'The exact caus*e of the fire is unknown'  but it is thought that it originated in  some-waste and obtained such a start  that it was impossible to stop It when*  discovered. The flames spread so rapidly  thai-it was difficult to save anything, and  "the officers and men on board barely  escaped 'with  their lives.   The steamer  is a total loss.   In addition tqjtheloss of       ...    the vessel' thWe -were fouf oar's ������f>meV-J and Jowett.  chandise  on board that were also destroyed. These consisted of a car of bran,'  oiie ot oats, one o������ hay 'and one of genera)  merchandise.   Some of thejnerchandise  Fire Pomaces Will be Plred-Sloenn Shin-  mentaUNelnon.   ���������  It is expected that the big 200 ton  blast furnace and also the four roasters  and reverberatory furnaces ot the. Hall  Mines smelter will blow in ���������tomorrow,  Sunday or Monday. It will be the first  firing.pt the two new roaster and rever-  beratoryfurnaoes.  There are about 1500 tons of Silver  King ere on band besides a large - quantity of wet ores from the Sloean. The  rawhiding season will be fully on w itbin  a week or two and when it is, tbe lead  furnace will be blown in. The Sloean  mines that have been shipping to the  smelter are the Two Friends, Howard  Fraction, Alberta, Evening Star, Idaho,  Kilo and Bullion. Tbe Toad Mountain  ^^%h "%���������'r y%'boei������#bip;ping; d ry "ores:  are the^Athabasoa, Morning & .Evening  and the California. The Utter, however,  has been closed down tor tbe winter.  MASONIC BANQUET  Held at the ������neen'������ Hotel l*������t Monday  ' evening. -"  The installation of officers of Nelson  Lodge No. 23 A. F. & A. M. for.flie year  1898 took place on Monday December 27  and was accompanied by a magnificent  banquet at the Queen's hotel.- The lodge  ,haB been ip existence* five years and its  progress has been most satiBfactoryj,^,^,  ~"Tbe attendance 'Monday night was  large and the affair proved to be a most  enjoyable one. The installation* ceremonies were oooduoted by Bro. W. J.  Quiplnn, tbe new officers being : Bros.  Geo. Johnstone, W.M.; W. A. Jowett,  I.P.M. j A. E. Hodgins, S.W.; S. P.  Shaw, J.W  G. L. Len������ox, Secretary; F.Irvine, S.D-7  E. A. Crease, J.D.; J. Dover, S.S.; W.  B. Shaw, J. S.; F. E. Emerson, I.G.; G.  Spencer, Tyler.  From the lodge room the Masons  wended their way to the Queen hotel  where plates had been laid for fifty. The  menu wna excellent and full justice was  done to it Immediate Past Master W.  A. Jowett presided in the absence of tbe  worshipful master. The toast list was as  follows nnd tbe responses were ably given  aud heartily received :  *^ The Queen and the Craft.  "God bless berY  "She wrought her people wondroiuutood"  ���������Teionyson  \ Song���������" St. George's Banner.'^  ��������� ���������'"'_ W. Bro. Lennox.  ' 12. Tbe M^pr the Grand Master, and  the Grand Lodge ofTJ. C. * . .  "So are they all, all honorable men."*  ���������Julius Caesar.  Song���������Bro. E. W. Day.  ���������Song���������W. Bro. W. J. Quinlan.  3.   Canada, Our Country.  jts'' Thtfsuh shines on no fairer Itmd than  ours; and, as therBritish Empire encir-  circles the world, it is always at its meridian."���������Burke.  ������*-T5ong���������"Canada*^ W- Bro. Lennox.  *   Bro. E������ A. Crease.'  ^  Visitfig Brethren.  ��������� '".'-You are*welcome, Masters, welcomo-  all.-'-Hamlet.  ���������Sting���������"BdbkecUn the Cradle of, the  Keep."���������Bro. E.-W.'Day.  Bro. Kev.R. Frew and W. Bro. Burns.  *������>   Past Masters' of the Lodge. ���������  " All the^best men were ours."���������Macbeth.  ;; "��������� .'.  SoijK���������Br^ Lawrence. ,'t _  W. Bios. Hamilton, Fletcher, Turner  ��������� 6"i--Junior Warden's Toast.'  "jHajipy to meet; sorryJlo part; happy  .flfmeet again." * " ;, ������������������ ������  Auld Lang Syne.  GENERAL LOCAL NEE  EVENTS   OF   INTEBEST   IN  ABOUND NELSON.  AND  Brief   Mention   or   Uapnenlnss In  the  Blatrlet Vnrlng the rant  Seven Day*.  December 31���������Silver, 57-^ Cents  The city election will take place on  Thursday, January 13.  Gee Cbong was fined $2.50 and costs  for violating the health by-law.  E, J. Field, a prominent mining man  of the Sloean is registered at the Phair.  Several Chinamen this week were arrested for failing to pay their road taxes.  There was a shooting match for  turkeys at the smelter range on Thursday.' ��������� .���������: ���������������������������'���������'.:���������:*������������������.:���������  The Ladies' Aid ot= the Presbyterian  church will give a concert in Carney hall,  next Friday, January 7.  The public schools will open next  Monday. There are about 150 pupils on  an average attending the schools.  Machinery for ihe Kootenay Cigar  Manufacturing company's store has arrived and is being placed in position.  Services will be held at the Presbyterian church aud at the Church of England at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.  An amatuer dramatic company has  been organized in Nelson and will give a  minstrel performance about February 1.  A shooting match for tuTkeys will be  held New Tear's day on Victoria street  east of tbe Fire Hall, commencing at 10  a.m.'  Mr. J. A. Mara is going back into the  boat business again and is now building  a boat to ply on the Yukon river between  Dawson City and the coast.  The regular meeting of the Ladies'  Hospital Aid will be held in the Presbyterian church at 3 p. m. Monday, January  8. ' Ladies of Nelson nre invited to attend.  J. R Green, principal of the Nelson  public school, was presented with a very  handsome arm chair by his pupils on  Christmas eve. This was given as a  token of the regard of the pupils for  their teacher.  Of Wednesday Magistrate Crease fined  Jack'Stewart 8250 and cost for assaulting arJtt beating a Chinaman by name S[  King Lee. Stewart seems to be considerable of a slugger and during tbe row  had it all his own way.  A, LIVELY FIGHT,-  Two. M.tlteno nettle ������' Cnnlroventy  ���������   'Their rial*.  with  Theie was a lively fracas on Bakerjstreet  last Tuesday in which Mr. A. J. Marks  L  . and Mr. J. T. Richardson .were the priq-  W.B. Pollard ..^Breasorer^oipajB,  t ot^.     Aetoiilinjr-to; the .story'of byshmders  Mr. Richradson was standing on 4be  sidewalk in front cf Iiussell's cigar store  when Mr. Marks approached him and  began calling bim names. Richardson  protested but Marks presisted aud in a  moment there was a mix up during  which, the latter got worsted. 'Friends  intervened and Richardson wfllkV'd into  ihe cigar store.  Roun&oiWo���������Shortly afterwards Majlis  again approached Richardson and "called  bim names and the wind up of the round  was similar to tbe first and Marks concluded to quit. The row is said to have  originated from*fiuad  ion'^liij  an information with the intention of haying Marks placed under bonds to keep  the peace. The case was set for Thursday but w������b continued until next week.  . #      \y' troubles and to  avoid a repititibnnuck'ardson swore out  THE BALANCE- 3  ikE&T."  Brief Kcvlrw or the Finance* ot the Hall  *. ' ���������   Mlnex.       ��������� ^  The report ot the meeting of the stockholders of the Hall Mines Ltd., in London, December 15 was received so late  last week that only a^i^dbht- it^could  rWpnbiished." In brief the ftalamfe sheet'  showed the following:   dt-"   ,rv.  An "income "over all e&pendftiires of  JB0,357 88. - Eor prospecting the 'expend/  iture was ������1329,15s, 5d making\ the total cost of the'mines, lessi^6137v 3s, 6d  .written oif for' past payment oilrwater  rights, ������2J.4,327,15s, 10J. The.additiohs  by buildiujfs, plant and. machinery ware  ������0679,15s, M, making thejbia!, lese'de:  preeiation ������13,802, 2s, id. Cost of tramway, less- depreciation ������1^,887, 17s, 8d.  Expenditure at Smelter ^12,838, igs'jld.  Making a total, less depreciation,' of  ������28J592,9s,40lL -Lands purchased ������1076,  2s������������d, making a-toialof ������1713, 19s, 9d.  London office, furniture added, ������103, 7s,  Od, making a total, less depreciation,  ������199,15s, 4d. Stores and tool* on band,  ������12,762, lis, Id. Ore and matte on hand  ������14,855, 10s, 2d. Open shipments of  matte aud copper bullion, ������54,803, On, Id  Sundry debtors ������124, 10s. 8d. Cash at  banker*, ������468,4s, 8d.  Supt. M. 8. Davys, submitted an exhaustive report which deals at length  with the development work in the tnnnels,  drifts, winzes, cross cuts, etc. It gate  the gross tonnage mined during tbe year  at 48,540 tons, of which 45,823 tons  graded as first-class ore, 960 tons as  ond-class ore, and 2,70*7 tonr as waste  sorted out at the ore bins. These figures,  when compared with tbeoompany's statement of income show that the run of tbe  mine in tbe Hall Mines property does  not exceed $13.60 per ton after tbe waste  rook has been sorted oat at the ore bins.  In speaking of the plans for the future  development of the property M. S. Davys  says:  "From the ore reserves at present  opened out and available for ttoplng, I  estimate there are 60,000 tons whieh can  be mined from the present workings. In  order to keep up a reserve ahead for a  daily output of 200 tons, it is imperative  that the other reserves proved by diamond  drill are opened out ready for sloping at  as early a date as possible, to more tally  determine the extent aud values ot the  same, so that the richer and poorer portions can be worked in such proportion  as will yielJ a uniformity of values consistent with the daily output.  "The mine gecerally has opened out  well and now shows indications of, in  place of separate ore bodies, being a continuous and defined vein, found to be  faulted and also cut by a dyke, which  has also thrown the vein a little to tbe  north. Parts of the vein consist of almost barren rook, in places hard to determine from the country rock, but where  followed have in most instances proved  up payable ore, so that to properly explore tbe vein, mining proper most be  resorted to, and all euch work carefully  watched, as the ore is distributed irregularly through the vein."  PB0WNEP W THE LAfE.  Tbe Hotly of ������������������Charle* Kelly - Ft*** near  ���������.,_;.^1.: ������������������.- ������w������..C������jr.JWr������)*rf.  On Tuesday tbe body of a man was  seen floating in the water near tbe city  wharf. The remains were removed to  the morgue where a number of people  identified the dead man as Napoleon  Boulanger, better known as "Charles  Kelly," who was recently working for a  Mr. Blanchard at Pilot Bay.  '. It was stated that deceased bid been  drinking bard during Christmas, week  and was seen last Sunday under the in-  ���������dueiioe of liquor. As there were no  marks or bruises on him, it is supposed  that he fell into the lake. He appears to  have been a strong, hearty man of about  35 yeorsotBge^iTb*4 inquest was to have  been held Thursday but was deferred until next Tuesday so that further evidence  can be collected.  t-hter Calkin fte������lfn������.  At a meeUpg of tbe volunteer fire department last Monday evening, Chief  Calkin tendered Lid resignation, to take  effect January 1, giving 'as bis reason  that; be intended to go to the Klondike.  The members named W. Thompson to  succeed bim and the name will be submitted to the council for confirmation.  .  A Very K'������k strike.,  i        ������������������'..������������������'   ��������� ��������� ������������������ ���������  ." Probably what is on* of  the richest  strikes yet iu the history ot Vmir has.  been made on the Big Patch group,* the  property of Messrs. Duncau Darrow and  Charles French, situate shout 10 miles  up Porcupine creek. Specimens brought  down on Tuesday slowed large chunks  of free gold, arid will undoubtedly assay  up in the thousands! 9uere is about  foMr feet of th<8 rich-pay-streak in a  ledge no less than 20 feet wide. Assays  taken from the surface but not from the  rieb'streak, ran aaJughJk) 1108 in gold.  ���������*���������.���������    -��������� - ���������   - o  "    ������-.-.���������-������������������  *  '\_ The tiiminilt Mine.  Five men have been sent out   to work  on the Summit  mine  on   Wild Horse  crefek, on which such a marvelous^"rich  ajrike was recently made.     The owners  will run 8^200 foot tunuell to  tap   and  drain the bottom o������ (be* shaft* which   at  present ia in water.' They hope to have  ���������thojnrice ready for shipping next- spring. ?  John*H/Burner ot  this  city* has* pur- "  chased a ���������ne-quasTer interest in'ibe prop-  erttafdthe owners now are John Lind-  "  blacrej-John Bergman, C.  W.  Anderson  John A. Tamer. .;"*   '  -  il  '-'���������������::>��������� J  '/;. The Keferendnm Mill.  Tr 0.  ': J. A, Harrington of the-Referendum  group on -Forty Njne creek states that  the ten stomp mill for that property is  now nearly all on the ground and is being erected as rapidly'B3 possible. A  force of men will be put to work next  week taking out ore. The mine is looking very fine and improves with every ���������  foot gained,  -^ ' i-������.  THE IflfNfifi. NELSON  ft. C, SATUftfXXtf, JAN. i.' 1898,  Wxz JEtimr.  THK MINER is printed on Saturdays, and  will be mailed to any address in Cntindnor  the United States for one j-eur on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of $SpercohiinnincliperiiionUi.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of 15 cents pet- nonpareil line first  Insertion, and 10 cents per line for each ������ib-  se<iuent insertion. AdvertisomwiUrunning  for shorter period than tlirec inoiiths are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS tothcKditormust  be accompanied by the name and nddi-c><8  of the v-ritcr, not necessarily for publication, but as crldenec of good faith.  THE LABEL on your paper shows the date on  which your paid up subscription expires.  1( in arrears kindly remit and see that the  date is changed, which should be (sufficient  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in tlist-iutc style at the  shortest notice. ,  ADDNBSS  The Hlner Printing* Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. V. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brcthorn invited.  - W. 11. Sit.vw. Secretary.  ^H|^..'-I.''0. .0.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  4^HB;i(a, l(i, meets every Monday night,  '^^W^^- at   their Hall, Koo.'cnay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSON. Secretary.  NELSON   LODGE  No. 25. K. of P.,  meets in Cnstlo hall, McDonald block  very  Tuesday  cvcniiiK at 3 o'clock,  'All visitinn knights cordially invited,  J. \V. TiroMFSO!*. CO.  Geo. Partridge, K. of K. and S.  the husint'ss of the Hall Mines smelter  arising from its treatment of Rosslaiwl  nnd Sloean oies will lead to the establishment of other smelters close to the  city and there will be some little difficulty in compelling them to consume  their own smoke. The whole of the  range of hills from the summit at Cottonwood lake round to the Poorman  aud away down the river beyond it,  willfbe covered with gold mines. Some  will produce a free milling ore, but the  cyanide process will be largely used  and there will be also smelting ore  enough to keep all the numerous furnaces bard at work. There will of  course be a government at Victoria  who will cheerfully levy enormous  taxes on Kootenay which she will as  cheerfully pay, People can put up  with any sort of government when  things are going well Avith them.  There will be a good deal more provision for public amusements than there  is now. A capacious theatre will be  built and a concert hall in which good  music may be enjoyed by both sexes.  The rocky bluff behind the hospital  will be turned into a park and will  form a pleasant lounging place to  listen to the band on summer evenings.  These are not wild dreams engendered by Christmas farebutare genuinely  within the probabilities'and very largely within the power of the people  themselves to bring about.  rBOFESSKNAI. CAM������.  HRIST1K & ANNABLK. INSURANCE,  Real Estate and Rental Agent District.  c  Afe  Moner to loan.  ^rrmTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT'lTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTi/  h     ^   'A  rs.nk   Canada   Life    Aftnirance  Companf.  C  A?ettA .VW���������?* .������!" opposite Poet Offlce. 770  T  NELSON LODGE. I. O. G. T. Meets in  Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cor-   * John R. Grekn,  Chief Templar.  John Tfxvohd, Sec'y.  dlnlly invited,  SATTJRDAY, JAN. 1,1898.  THE FUTURE.  If you wish  to enjoy  A Happy  NewYear  You should begin right.  Tt is customary at this season to  print a history "of the events that have  occurred during the past year. In fact  something of the kind will be found in  this very issue. But how much more  interesting than the past, is the future.  Anticipation is said to be the only real  happiness, so let us for once rollick in  it, with our appreciation whetted by.  the uncertainty. Perhaps the result  3iiay not come up to promise ; perhaps  the rosy future may outshine even the  wildest dreams. For all things are  possible in a mining country. Cities  may spring up in a few months with  wealth pouring in torrents into the  vitizens' pockets, or they may fade  aiway even more suddenly leaving  those melancholy ruins which Bret  "Hart<* has so graphically described.  .. Now for the future.1 . -     *' ���������'  As soon as the snow and ice clear  away in the spring and the water pipes  have done bursting the Corporation  will attend to the streets in the main  part of the town and the thorough-'  fares will 1ms lit with eleetricity~s6~thaf  the days of the old hand lantern will  be past. The city will acquire, the  wharf from the government and removing the obstruction to navigation  which has been placed on* the east side  will keep it iu good order fit for the  service of a busy tpwu. The two railways will connect and a handsome  station will be built at the foot of Stanley street. TheC. & K. line will of  course run on to Balfour where it will  receive tl������e trains that have come on  barges front Die temporary, terinuitis of  the CrowV'Ncst line at the head, of the  lake. This position of the station will  have a materiid ettect on Vernon street  which will be'filled with merchants offices and wholesale warehouses. A  good road will be formed from the end  of Vernon gtieqt" lo run eastward  through the Hume Addition on to  Bogus Town- where there will, be a  number of pretty residences and^ there  * M'HJ be great't>p^)s|ti(Sn to the construction of an electric tramway al  this road. But tlrfe tram will win, and  it will run in -from Bogus Town and  alo������g Baker street. Then it wiUfturn  up Stanley street into the densejey  populated suburb that has .already begun to spring np,^������i Addition A. A  branch line from this 'will eventually  crdss the- Cottonwood soiiiftwlrere-near  the old .sawmill c������imau^%.,yard and  lead on to the rapidly filling* yiburb.  round the race course and gok links.  These latter of course will boon the  level plateau that stretches from the  ^ foot of thrill to the rocks at the back  of the smelter. No time should be lost  by the way in securing say 3 {JO acres of  this property, now. An Act of Parliament will be required to -include all  these new suburbs in the city and it  will not be obtained without a good  deal of trouble.   Tlie great increase in  THE  FIRST YEAR BOOK.  We have to express 'our thanks to  the Author for a copy of the first Year  Book of British Columbia. Similar  works have for some years l>een. published by various parts of the Empire  with a view of setting forth their advantages for development, settlement  and investment. Being published by  the Governments and bearing their  seal, the. information has been accepted as authentic and the volumes have  served a very useful purpose, As our  own province is now attracting bo  much attention it is high time that the  public both at home and abroad should  have some means of obtaining reliable  information as to the condition of affairs in B. C ��������� "  The author of this volume is Mr. R.  E. Gosnell, the Librarian of the Legislative Assembly and Secretary- of the  Bureau of Statistics. It is probably  an oversight, but there is nothing  about the book to indicate whether  Mr. Gosnell has produced it, in his official capacity, in which it would be  practically under government authority, or whether it is merely a private  undertaking. There is no doubt that  in either case the greatest care would  be exercised in compiling but it would  perhaps have been better had it'.op  pearcd by the authority of the Premier  and bearing the Provincial Coat of  Arms, r ' ���������        ��������� . #���������   '   .  The book is divided into snifable sections, commencing with a Historical  Review, followed by the section on  Parliamentary and Judical matters.  The following headings are Municipal,  .Educational, Provincial Health Laws,  All  HOLDICH, ASSAYEK AND ANA-  ���������   lyticil Chemiit, Hall street, NeUon, 701  L.  R.   HARRISON,   BARRI8TKR,   NO-  tary Public, Sloean City. 154  B. C.  L. GU1MMKTT, LL. B.. BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  (������31)  I*   if. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  <j������  Kire  Insurance  and  Mining  Broker,  Sandon, B. C HO  LETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER.  F   dian Kire Insurance Co,  Mining properties for sale.  Solicitor, etc.   Sole Agent for tho Can*  -���������     -     ��������� -      Ileal Estate and  "ir,B.i  (5*1)  GORK, BURNET & CO.,''PROVINCIAL'  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C. Room No. 4, over  Thomson & Co.'m Book Store. CU  Al'COl'NTANTg.  Bio  J. CAMPBELL, Accountant. Andltor,  Etc.   Post Offlce Bos 18.   Ofllec���������Turner  llock. * 1S10)  WANTED.  Young IMan hastSOO to $1,000 to invent in a  xxl paying, small business of any kind.  ddress, A. NORRIS,  831 42 St. George St.,   Toronto, Ont.  "Just  Opened"  THE  FERN  ClOAR   STORE  Next door to SpoVane Northern ticket offlce  "We carry a full line of        Toharrnc  English and American    * ODatCUS  Imported and Domestic CIQASS  0ieUa8 ea,.  M0HER & BLISS  Your  happiness  will  be  increased  in  ���������auitu<>tiauuuuittnitiuitu������a4tuiiq  iiaea  wwwfmwwrnmmffrmmfmmTmwm  If you deal  with us.  Our stock will, be up-to-date  in all lines and prices as low as  is consistent with g"ood goods  Our Indian^ ThysicarQuifacteflstlcsr  Forest Wea'th, Fisheries, Agriculture,  Mines; SSoeiolagieal, Trade and Finance, Railway Enterprises and concludes with chapters on tfie Canadian  Yukon.  Tlie portion with which we are mostly concerned is that of Mine* and Mining* which occupies about 00 pages'our'  qf 500. After a short historical sketch  which includes the Fraser Itiver, Cariboo and Cassiar excitements the subject is divided into local heads, commencing with Mining in Vancouver  Island. .Passing to West Kootenay  we-find the chapters are mainly extract* from Mr. Carlylc's reports, with  sonic on the more abstract geological  aspect fMn-Dr. Dawson's ajid Mr. Mo  ComieU's reports. The valuable tables  of returns from the annual report of  the Minister of Mines, which are the  kernel of the whole matter are also included, and these, tables are brought  down to soTccent^Kdute jfs October of  this year.* There is also a list of dividend paying mines which will surprise  many people. Apart from the " Estimated, Profits "of fifteen Sloean mines,  .^t shows that no less a^sum than $1,-  ldng ^te^OQ^as beeirpaid in dividends and  this has'bee* done during the past two  years and the mines paying them are  all in West Kootenay with the exception of fche Cariboo at'Camp McKiiraey  which has contributed 8173,000 to the  above sum. The estimated profits of  the privately owned mines'in the Sloean? whrcli have also accrued, in the  same tiimVare ?83f,000.'' There js.'trie  little error V> this section, crediting  the Idaho Mine to' Nelson, Whereas it  is apally near Three Forks.in the ������lo-  can. ��������� ������ '.'   . . ���������  The boot, is exceedingly well got up  and contains many illustrations, but  there is jjo indication of what printing'  house oii firm-we are to-^iongratulate  o'rr its prediction-.  * *  Many of the special articles are, as a  list at the* conclusion points out, by  the������men who are the most capable of  of "dealing with them.* To these authors and to Mr. Gosnell as author and  editor th������ Province owes, a dqjbt of  gratitude for its first- Year Book.  J.O. PATENAUDE  OPTICIAN*  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tested for Astigmatism.  All   kinds of   fine  watch and clock  Kepalring.  ���������ATIBFACTIOS WAEANICKII ������r   MOXEV  BfeFIINDED. M������  W. A. JOWETT  MINING t REAU E8TATE BROKER  INHVHAXCIt ��������������������� ���������������������������  C������������HIMI������!f AliKNT.  VIOTORIAtT.,  ������H  NEU������ON. B. O.  F.li. OSIER and J. W. CARWIN  ^������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.���������������4������4������M  CHRISTMAS  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  W^ take this opportunity  of thanking the citizens of  Nelson- for the very liberal  share of their patronage extended to us during, the  holiday season.  ���������   ett  DRUGfeBOOK  company, r;  F. C. GAMBUU ].V. FRANCIS J. O'REII-LY.  M.Inst. C.H.   M.C������n. Soc.C.H. Assoc. M. Inst. C.E.  M.Am.Soc.C.F..   r.L.S.forll.C. l'.L.S. foi B.C.  (I.Jtt K������s. Hut'. I>p. t,f l-uti. Wks. Uo>s|-,inl. ll.C.  of Canada ill lie.)  Nelson, B.C.  GAMBLE A O'RCIUUY  Civil BNOINKRHS,     0     ������     9  9     PBOYIVCUh LAND SUEVKVOBS.  Acooiintanta awl General Agent*  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON -      (7871        - B. C.  MINES EXAMINED  AND REPORTED OM BY  F, M. OHAPPOUBN  ���������T-wontjr-yoatsLexpeilenceAn mining, _. _, ���������,  Thorough knowlcfco of mines ot British  Columbia.  Terms Roaxonable.  718 '    NELSON. BO-  43.������. CURTIS  tai   ���������?*������ TNOHaON*' ������<H>������ STOSK.  JOHN HIRSCH,  ^ "���������  iProTinoial. Land 8ar?eyor.  o* . OrriOT: '  fcteL&ON   AND  ROH8LAHD, t. 6.  V     l������o  Buy him a  Pair of Slippers  Silk Handkerchief  Gladstone Traveling Bag f  Salisbury  Club  Silk Umbrella   Silk tie  Pair of Guff Unks  Or any of the Hundred and One  useful  things that we have that  are within reach of the most limited means  P.O. BTQRg 2 J. A. QILKER  >������������������+���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.)������������������������������������������������������������������  ������i  46  ������i  ������i  Ho! for Harrington's  A Car of.  ^  Wild Oeese,  PwcHs,  Chickens and Turjceys  also  Beef, -PorH ������n4 HuUon���������������������������*��������� ^>  Do hot fail to get a wild goose for your  Christmas dinner.  Order early and make your choice.  V, ���������;.:'R������I./Front Grocery  ������������������'������    sC.   HARRJNQTON  &  CO.  ���������w        ^BAKER" STRBBrrr'Baet^bf-Josephlne.-'^-���������^-���������^ ^-^  \  I-  V  A  V  In WUHl if ff OUr JVum������ro^������ Cli^om<������r^  A HAPPY NEW VEAR  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  "   HOSPifi'fSOCIETY' *'  All persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $t0.00 subscribers .will secure the  privilege, of-voting at the atflual  ejection or difectoi s. * *        "  '.��������� ���������  A. H.^LEMEM-TS, Treasurer  N^Jgon B. C. August. 14th 1896.  NEW. YEAR ���������  1 rtu^ical   I nstruments  Corner of BaKer..y.:  . ���������. and Stanley Streets  '-���������������������������.���������' **  Violins'   'f  GUITARS  MANDOLINS  , BANJOS  The Heintzman & Co. Piano has  that soft, sweet, full tone which is  only found in the genuine ( "Heintf-  man &Co." Piano.  ���������%������������������'-���������  k   .Call ������atid see'-thfena  at  Thomson Stationery Co.  * ���������' LIMITED. *  *���������-  .^.:.- We would like them and the Public,  ;���������*'���������' m general to remember that our  Stock is Complete and Prices Bight  UA1N \j Y Uuring next week veyy cheap. .  M6  iW. Des Bri#ay$;Co^  mm  C. E. MALLETTE ������ W. R. JOHNSON^  O. E. MAM-ETTE & CO.  *   * DEALERS   IN ���������-'VV''*���������*"��������� '  HAT ^ FEEiD ^ AND ^ flODUGI  ���������-,. ^     ��������� -.������'������������������'��������� " -   ' - '������������������'  rWtfsh Butter, Eggs and Vegetables always in  Stock at Lowest Market Rates.    Agents Lion .  "���������������������������'���������:. Brewery,   Rosslahd, B. C.  BAKER STREET,  T07  NELSON, B.  !   COAL!   COAL!  HTaving been appointed agents for the Northern Pacific Coal Company}  - ���������'-   * any orders left with us will have prompt attention.     .  GAMBLE & O'RE^iiY, Baker St., Nelson}  ^Ve are also agents For the Victor Oil Co., Ltd., mahutacturers-,  Monarch Cylinder Grease ^Solidified Cylinder Oil), Monarch Lubricar  (or Splidified Oils), Jnsurance Company of North America, The Imper  Insurance Company,  Ltd., of London, England, The Canada Accide|  Assurance CoJhpany. * -  sao  ������ v  Plate  Glass Assurance J   np*  THE MINER NELSON, B. G, SATURDAY JAN. i, 1898.  h  m  it'.  isTELsonsr  Planing Mill!  DOORS/SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEE p.  PRICES REASONABLE. ,,���������  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  8  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  BranchJMarkets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Porks, New Denver and Sloean City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  J)  Joseph A. Sag Ward  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  AH  kinds of Rough and Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  *������������������     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  ������t PILOT BAY, B.C.  M.R. SMITH & CO.  Biscuit   Manufacturers.  Established 1838.        "Victoria, B. C.  Awarded Three Gold Medals and Six Silver Medals at B. C. Exhibitions.  Awarded Medal and Diploma at Colonial and Indian Exhibition,  ���������"������������������"London, England, 180(1.    ,  Wo make a Special IUnchM for tho KI<������MtlUe. carefully prepared with divest vegetables  in a condensed form mid packed in tins. This is an excellent food for mining camps and for  thosetakiaglong journeys.   Our IKijilMscnH is the chcapestand best in the market.   Try them.  THIS IS THE LARGEST BISCUIT FACTORY IN WESTERN CANAPA.  ��������� '        ��������� ��������� ��������� 212 .     -  ARMSTRONG &   MORRISON  jMANUIACTURERS   OF<  Ore Gars Ore Buckets  G*izzlys, J3tc.  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Stamped ou the sole ������3.50, $4.50, $5.50 per pair.  ~' "    " c������T������ieouc  MM  The Slater Shoe  Pi  J. A. VILKKK, Bole Agent for Nelson.  681  CBEEN MM������8., Agent* at Kaal*.  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIREHOSE  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANOLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box 29   "������������������'������������������������������������ 470 v       ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  IJSTCOBPOEATED   107O-  TIHCIE!  Hudson's Biay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  !_  Many people claim to sell the "best Flour.  "We do not make claims, "but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hxingarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the "best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY' COMPANY  NELSON, B. C-  BAKERLSTREET  m ���������������  N  V  j:  x  X  IA LODGING    .  1    FOR A NIGHT  It was late In November, 14GU. The  snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence; sometimes the wind  made a sally and scattered It in flying  vortices; sometimes there was a lull, and  Uako after flake descended out of tho  black night air, silent, circuitous, Interminable. To poor people, looking up  under moist eyebrows, it seemed a wonder where H all came from. Master  Francis Villon had propounded an alternative that afternoon, at n tavern window : was it only Pagan Jupiter plucking geese upon Olympus? or were the  holy augels moulting? lie was only a  poor Master of Arts, he>rent on; and as  the question somewhat touched upon  divinity, he durst not venture to conclude. A silly old priest from Montargis,  who was among the .company; treated  the young rascal to a bottle of wine in  honor of the jest and grimaces with  which it was accompanied, and swore on  his own white beard that he had been  Just such another irreverent dog when he  was Villon's age.  The air was raw and pointed, bnt not  far below freezing; and tho flakes were  large, damp, and adhesive. The whole  city was sheeted tip. An army might  have marched from end to end and not a  footfall given the alarm. If there were  any belated birds in heaven, they saw  the island like a large white patch, and  the bridges like slim white spars, on the  black ground of the river. High up overhead the snow settled among the tracery  of the cathedral towers. Many a niche  was drifted full; many a statue wore u  long white bonnet on its grotesque or  sainted head. The gargoyles had been  transformed into great false noses, drooping toward the point. The crockets were  like upright pillows swollen on one side.  In the intervals of the wind there was ������  dull sound of dripping about the precincts of the church.  The cemetery of St. John had taken  its own share of the snow. All the  graves were decently ��������� covered; tall  white housetops stood around in grave  array; worthy burghers were long ago in  bed,bc-nightcapped like their domiciles;  there was no light in all the neighborhood but a little peep from a lamp that  hung swinging in the church choir, and  tossed the shadows to and fro in time to  its oscillations. The clock was hard on  ten when the patrol went by with halberds and a lantern, beating their hands;  and they saw nothng suspicious about  the cemetery of St. John.  Yet there was a small house, baoked  up against the cemetery wall, which was  still awake, and awake to evil purpose,  in that snoring district. There was not  much tc betray it from without; only a  stream of warm vapor from the chimney-  top, a patch where the snow melted on  the roof, and a tew half-obliterated footprints at the door. But within, behind  the shuttered windows. Master Francis  Villon, the poet, and some of the thievish crew with whom he consorted were  keeing the night alive and passing round  the bottle.  A great pilo of living embers diffused  a strong and ruddy glow from the arched  chimney. Before this straddled Dom  Nicolas, the Picardy monk, with his  skirts picked up and his fat legs bared  to the comfortable warmth. Ills dilate  shadow cut the room In half; and the  firelight only escaped on either side of  his broad person, and in a little pool  between his outspread feet. His face had  the beery bruised appearance of the  continual drinker's; it was covered with  a network of congested veins, purple in  ordinary circumstances, but now pale  violet, for even with his back to the lire  the cold pinched him on the other side.  .Hlsjoowl had half fallen back, and made  a str&nge excrescence on either side of  his bull neck. So he straddled, grumbling, and cut the room in half with the  shadow of his portly frame.  On the right, Villon and Guy Tabary  were huddled together' over a scrap of  parchment; Villon making a ballade  which he was- to call the "Ballade of  Boast Fish," and Tabary spluttering admiration at his shoulder. The poet was a  rag of a man. dark, little, and learl, with  hollow cheeks and thin black locks. He  carried his four-and-twenty years witli  feverish animation. Greed had ina'.le  folds about his eyes, evil smiles had  puckered Bis mouth. Tho wolf and pig  struggled together in his face. It was an  eloquent, sharp, ugly, enrthly countenance. His hands were small and prehensile, with lingers knotted 'ike a cord;  and they were continually nickering in  front of him in violent and expressive  pantomime. As for Tabary, a broad,  complacent, admiring iiiil>ecillty breathed  from his squash nosu and slobbering  lips; he had become a thief, just as lie  might havo become (lie most decent of  burgesses, by the Imperious chance that  rules the lives of human geeso and human donkeys.  At the monk's other hand, Montigny  and Thevenln Pcnsete played a game of  chance. About the first there clung some  flavor of good birth and training*, as  about a fallen angel; something long,  lithe and courtly In the person; something aquiline and darkling In the Jacc.  Thevenln, poor soul, was in great feather;  he hod done a good stroke of knavery  that afternoon in the Faubourg St.  Jacques, and all night he had been gaining from Montigny. A flat smile illuminated his face; his bald head shone  rosily in a garland of red curls; his little  protuberant stomach shook with silent  chuckllngs as he swept in hi������^gains.  V'Doiibles or quits?" said Thevenin.  Montigny nodded grimly.;  "Some1 may prefer to dine in state."  wrote Villon, "on bread and cheeso on  silver-plate. Or, or ��������� help me out,  Gnido!"  .Tabary giggled.  ''Or parsley on a golden dish." scribbled the post.  "The wind was freshening without; it  drove the snow before it, and sometimes  raised its voice in a victorious whoop,  and made sepulchral grumblings in  the chimney. The cold was growing  sharper as the night went on. Villon,  protruding his lips, imitated the gust  with something between a whistle and a  groan. It was an eerie, uncomfortable  talent of the poet's, much detested by  the Picardy jnont. ���������--*.  "Can't you bear it rattle in the gibbet?" said Villon. "They are all dancing  the devil's jig on nothing, up there. You  \  quote   Thevenl.  in that bottle?"  Vl|lon.   "How  that   big  hogs-  mar dance, my gallants, you'll be none  the warmer I Whew I what a gust I Down  went somebody just now' A medlar the  fewer on the three-legged medlar-tree!���������I  Ray, Pom Nicolas, It'll be cold to-night  on the St. Denis Road?" he asked.  Dom Nicolas winked both his big eyes,  and seemed to choke upon his Adam's  apple. Montfaucon, the great grisly Purls  gibbet, stood hard by the St. Denis  Uoad, and the pleasantry touched him on  the raw. As for Tabary, he laughed immoderately over the medlars; he had  never heard anything more light-hearted;  and he held his sides and crowed. Villon  fetched him a fillip on the nose, which  turned his mirth into an attack of coughing.  "Oh, stop that row," said Villon,  "and think of rhymes to 'Ash.' "  "Doubles or quits," said Montigny  doggedly.  "With all my heart."  "Is there   any   more  asked the monk.  "Open another," said  do you ever hope to fill  head, your body, with little things like  bottles? And how do you expect to get  to heaven?. How many angels, do you  fancy, can be spared to carry up a single  monk from Plcanty? Or do- you think  yourself another Ellas���������and they'll send  the coaoh; for ycu i"  "Hominib'is impossible,"  replied   the-'  monk as he filled his glass.  Tabary   was in ectasias. -  Villon filliped his nose again.  "Laugh at my jokes, if you like," he  said.  "It was very good," objected Tabary.  Villon made a face at him. "Think of  rhymes to 'flsli.' " he said. "What have  you to do with Latin? *ou'H wish you  knew none of it at the great assizes,  when the devil calls for Guido Tabary,  eleriens���������the devil with the hump-back  nnd red-hot finger-nails. Talking ot the  devil," ho added In a whisper, "look at  Montigny I"  "Re looks as it he could knife him,"  whispered Tabary, with round eyes.  The monk shuddered, and turned his  face and spread his open hands to the  red embers. It was the cold that thus  affected Dom Nicolas, and not any excess  of moral sensibility.  "Come now," said Villon���������"about  this ballade. How does -it run so far?"  And beating time with his hand, he read  it aloud to Tabary.    >  They were Interrupted at the fourth  rhyme by a brief and fatal movement  among the gamesters. The round was  completed, and Thevenin was just opening his mouth to olaim another victory,  when Montigny leaped up, swift as an  odder,* and stabbed him to the heart.  The blow took effect before he had time  to titter h cry, before he had time to  move. A tremor or, two convulsed his  frame; his hands opened and shut, his  heels rattled on the floor; then his head  rolled backward over one shoulder with  eyes wide open; and Thevenin Pensete's  spirit had returned to Him who made it.  "My God!" said Tabary; and he began  to pray in Latin.  Villon broke out into hysterical laughter. He came a step forward and ducked  a ridiculous bow at Thevenin, and  laughed still louder. Then he cat down  suddenly, all of a heap, upon a stool,  and continued laughing bitterly as  though he would shake himself to pieces.  Montigny recovered his composure first.  "Let's see what he has about him,"  he remarked, and he picked the dead  man's pockets with a practiced hand, and  divided the money into four equal portions on the table. "There's for you," he  said. ;       '  The monk received his share with a  deep sigh, and a single stealthy glance  at the dead Thevenln, who was beginning to sink into himself and topple  sideways off the chair.  "We're all In for lt," cried Villon,  swallowing his mirth.  Tabary was the last to help himself;  he made a dash at the money, and retired to the other end of the apartment.  Montigny stuck Thevenin upright in  the chair, and drew - out the dagger,  which was followed by a jet of blood.  "You fellows had better be moving,"  he said, as lie wiped the blade on bis  victim^ doublet.���������^������������������        ----.-.^.-���������^���������  "I think we had," returned Villon,  With a gulp. "Damn his fat head!" he  broke out. "It sticks in my throat like  phlegm. What right has a man to have  red hair when he is dead?" And he fell  all of a heap again "upon the stool, and  fairly covered his face with his hands.  Montigny and Dom Nicolas laughed  aloud, even Tabary feebly chiming in.  "Cry baby," said the monk.  "I always said he was a woman,"  added Montigny, with a sneer "Sit up,  can't you?" he went on, giving another  shake to the murdered body. "Tread out  that lire, Nick!"  lint Nick wiih better employed; he was  quietly taking Villon's purse, as the poet  sat, I Imp and trembling, on the stool  where he had been making a ballade not;  tluve minutes before. Montigny and  ?abary dtiuihlv demanded a share of the  booty, which the monk silently promised  as hu passed the little bag .into the Ikisuiu  of his own. In many ways an artistic  nature unfits a man for practical existence".  No sooner had the theft been aceoiu-  ; Mshcd than Villon shook himself,  jumped to his feet, and began helping to  seat tor and extinguish the embers. Mean-  whila Montigny opened the door and  cautiously peered into the street. The  coast was'clear;..there was no meddlesome patrol In sight. Still it was judged  wiser to slip out severally; and as Villon  was himself in a hurry to escape from  die neighborhood of the dead Thevenin,  arid the rest were In a still greater hurry  to get ridjif him before he should discover the loss of his money, he was the  first hy geneTal consent to issue forth  into the street.  The wind had triumphed and swept  all the clouds from heaven. Only a few  vapors, as thin as moonlight, fleeted  rapidly across the stars. It was bitter  cold; and by a common optical effect,  thinss seemed almost more definite than  in the broadest daylight. The sleeping  city was absolutely still; a company of  white hoods, a field full of little alps,  below the twinkling stars. Villon cursed  his fortune. Would it wsre still snowing! Now, wherever he went, he left an  indelible trail behind him on the gitter  ine streets; -wherever he went he was  still tethered to the house by tho cemetery of St." John; whereVer he went he  must weave, with his own plodding feet,  the rope that bound him to the crime  and wmld bind him to the gallows. The  leer of the dead man came back to him  -with a new significance. Ho snapped his  lingers as if to pluck up his own spirits,  and choosing a street at random, stepped  boldly forward in the snow.  Suddenly he :,j saw, a long way before  him,'a black clump and a ^couple of  lanterns. The clump was in motion, and  the lanterns   swung  as   though   carried  by men walking. It was a patrol. And  though lt was merely crossing his line  of march he judged it wiser to get out of  eyeshot as speedily as he could. He was  not in the humor to be challenged, and  he was consoious of making a v������ry conspicuous mark upon the snow. Just on  his left hand thoro stood a great hotel,  with some turrets and . a large porch  before the door; it was half ruinous, ho  remembered, and had long stood empty;  and so he made three steps of It, and  jumped into the shelter of tho porch, lt  was pretty dark inside, after the glimmer of the snowy streets, and he was  groping forward with outspread hands,  when he stumbled over some substance  which offered an indescribable mixture  of resistance, hard and soft, firm and  loose. His heart gnvo a leap, and he  sprung two steps back and stared dreadfully at the obstacle. Then ho gave a  laugh of relief, It was only 11 woman,  and she dead. Ho knelt beside iter to  make sure upon this latter point. She  was freezing cold, and rigid liko a stick.  A little ragged finery fluttered in the  wind about her hair, and her cheeks had  been heavily roughed that same afternoon. Her pockets were quite empty;  but in her stocking, underneath the garter, Villon found two of the small coins  that went by the name of whites. It was  little enough, but lt was always something; and the poet was moved with a  deep sense of pathos that she should  have died before she had spent her  money. That seemed to him a dark and  pitiable mystery; and he looked from  the coins in bis band "to the dead woman, and back again to the coins, shaking his head over the riddle of man's life.  Henry V. of England, dying at Vincen-  nes just after he had conquered   France.  While these thoughts were passing  through his 111 lnd he was feeling, half  mechanically, for his purse. Suddenly  his heart stopped beating; a feeling of  cold scales passed up the back of his legs,  and a cold blow seemed to fall upon his  scalp. He stood petrified for a moment;  then he felt again with one feverish  movement: then his loss burst upon him,  and he was covered at once with perspiration. To spendthrifts money U so living  and actual���������lt is such a thin veil between  them and their pleasures! There is only  one limit to their fortune���������that of time;  and a spendthrift with only a few crowns  Is the Emperor of Rome until they are  ���������pent. For such a person to lose his  money is to suffer tbe most shocking  reverse, and fall from heaven to hell,  from all to nothing, in a breath. And  all the more if he has put his head in  the halter for it; if he may be hanged  to-morrow for that same purse, so dearly  earned, so foolishly departed! Villon  stood and cursed; he threw the two  whites into the street; he shook his fist  at heaven; he stamped, and was not horrified to find himself trampling the poor  corpse. Then he began rapidly to retrace  Tiis steps toward the house beside the  cemetery. He had forgotten all fear of  the patrol, which was long gone by at  any rote, and had no idea but that of  his lost purse. It was in vain that he  looked right and left upon the snow;  nothing was to be seen. Ho had not  dropped It in the streets. Had it fallen  in the house? He would have liked dearly to go in and see; but the idea of the  grisly occupant unmanned him. And he  saw besides, us he drew near, that their  efforts to put out tho fire had been unsuccessful; on the contrary, it bad broken  into a blaze, and a changeful light played  in tha chinks of door and window, and  revived the terror for the authorities and  Paris gibbet.  He. returned to the hotel with the  porch, and groped about upon'the snow  for the money he c- had thrown away in  his childish passion. But he could only  find one white: the other bad probably  ���������truck sideways and sunk deeply in.  With a single white In his pocKet all his  projects for a rousing night in some wild  tavern-���������vanished utterly away. And it  was not only pleasure that fled laughing  from his grasp; positive discomfort, positive pain, attacked him as he stood ruefully before the porch. His perspiration  had dried upon him; anil although the  wind had how fallen, a binding frost  was setting In stronger with every hour,  and-he-felt-benumbed-'and-Bick^-nt heart.  What was to bo done? Late as' was tho  hour, improbable us was success, ho  would try the houso of his adopted  father, the chaplain of St. Bcnoit.  He ran there all the way and knocked  timidly. There was no answer. He  knocked again, taking heart with every  stroke; and at last steps were heard; approaching from within. A barred wicket  fell open in tho iron-studded door, and  emitted a gush of yellow light.  "Hold up your face to the wicket,"  ���������aid the chQplaln from within,  Vlt's only me," whimpered'Villon.  "Oh, it's only you, is it?"'returned  tho chaplain; and hu cursed him with  foul, unpriestly oaths for disturbing liini  at such an hour, and bade him bo off to  hell, where lie came from.  "My hands aro blue to -the wrist,"  '.pleaded Villon;'"my feet are dpad ami  full of twinges; my nosn ache's with tho  sharp air; the cold lies at jny heart. I  may lw dead before morning. Only this  once, father, and before God, I will never  ask again!"  "You should havo. coma earlier," said  the ecclesiastic coolly. "Young men require a lesson now and then." He shut  the wickot and retired deliberately into  the Interior of the house.  "Wormy old fox!" he cried.."If I had  my hand under your twiKt I would send  you flying headlong into tho bottomless  pit.  A door shut in the interior, faintly  audible.to the poet down long passages.  He passed his hand over his mouth with,  an oath. And then the liuauKv of the  situation struck him, and ho laughed  and looked lightly up to heaven, where  the stars seemed to be win Icing over his  d scomflture.  He passed-alights chances .under review,  turning the white between his' thumb  and forefinger. Unfortunately lie was oa  bad terms with some old friends who  would once have taken pity on him in  such a'plight. He bad lampooned them  in verses; he had beaten and cheated  them; and yet now, when he was in so  close a pinch, he thought there was' at  least one who might perhaps relent. It  was chance. It was worth trying at  least, and he would go and see.  On the way two little accidents, happened to him which colored his musings  in a very different manner. For, iir.-t,  he fell in with the track of a patrol, and  walked in it for some hundred yards, although it lay out of his direction. And  this spirited him up; at least he had confused his trail; for he was 'sMlI possessed  with the idea of people tracking him all  about Paris over the snow, and collaring  hini next mornJDg before he was awake.  The other matter affected him quite  differently. He passed a street corner,  where, not so long befo' -\ woman and  her child had been by wolves.  This was just the kind of weather; he  reflected, when the wolves might take lc  Into their heads to enter Paris again;  and a lone man in these deserted street*  would run the chance of something worse  than a mere scare. He stopped and look'  ed upon the place with an unpleasant  interest���������lt was a center where several  lanes Intersected each other; and he  looked down them all, one after another,  and held his breath to listen, lest he  should detect some galloping black  things on the snow or hear the sound  of howling between him and the river.  He remembered his mother telling the  story and pointing out the spot, while be  was yet a child. His mother! If he only  knew where she lived, he might make  sure at least of shelter. He determined he  would inquire upon the morrow: nay, ho  would go and see her, too, poor old girl I  So thinking, ho arrived at hie destination���������his lait hope for the night.  Tho house was quite dark, like IU  neighbors; and yet after a few taps he  heard a movement overhead, a door opening and a cautions voice asking who  was there. The poet named himself in a  loud whisper and waited, not without  some trepidation, the result. Nor had he  to wait long. A window was suddenly  opened, and a pailful of slops splashed  down upon the doorstep. Villon had not  been unprepared for somthing of the sort,  and had put himself as much In shelter  as the nature of the porch admitted;  but for all that, he was. deplorably  drenched below the waist. HU hose began to freezo almost at once. Death from  cold and exposure stared him in the face;  he remembered he was of phthisical tendency, and began coughing tentatively.  But the gravity of the danger steadied  his nerves. He stopped a few hundred  yards from the door where he had been  so rudely used, and reflected with his  finger to hU nose. He could only see one  way of getting a lodging, and that was  to take lt. He hnd noticed a house not  far away, which looked as if it might bo  easily broken Into,-and thither he betook  himself promptly, entertaining himself  on the way with the idea of a room still  hot, with a table still loaded with the,  remains of supper, where he might pass  the rest of the block hours and whence  ho should Issue, on the morrow, with an  armful of valuable plate. He even considered on what viands and what wines  he should prefer; and as he was calling  the roll of his favorite dainties, roast flsh  presented Itself to his mind with an odd  mixture of amusement and horror.  The houso in question looked dark, at  first sight; but as Villon made a preliminary inspection in search of the handiest  point of attack, a little twinkle of light  caught his eye  from  behind a curtain.  "The devil!" he thought. "People  awake! Sume student or some saint, son-  found the crew! Can't they get drunk  and lie in bed snoring like their neighbors! What's the good of curfew, and  poor devils of beliringers jumping at a  rope's end in bell-towers? What's the  use of day if people sit up all night? The  gripes to them!" He grinned as be saw  where his logic was leading him.  "Every man to his business, after all,"  added he, "and if they're awake, by the  Lord, I may come by a supper honestly  for once, and cheat the; devil."  He went boldly to the doqp and knocked with an assured hand. On both  previous occasions he had knocked timidly aud with some dread of attracting  ^notice; but now when he had just discarded the thought of a burglarious  entry, knocking- at a door seemed ���������  mighty simple and Innocent. PTOBWg'Imr.  The Hound o( his blows echoed ~tJ>roi^pk"~  the honse with thin, phantasmal rever- ~  berations, as though it were quite empty;  but these had scarcely died away before  a measured tread drew near, a eonple ofx-  bolts were withdrawn, and one wing '  was opened broadly, as though no guile  or fear of guile were known to those  within. A tall figure of a man, muscular  and spare, but a little bent, confronted  Villon. The head was massive in bulk,  but finely sculptured; the nose blunt at  the bottom, but refining upward to  where it joined a pair of strong and  honest eyclirows; the mouth and eyes  surrounded with delicate markings, and  the whole face based upon a thick white  -beard,boldly and squarely; trimmed.. Seen  as it was by tho light of a flickering  hand-lamp, lt looked perhaps nobler than  lt had a right .to do; but It was a line  face, honorablo rather than Intelligent,  strong,? simple, and  righteous.  "Xou knock late, sir," said the old  man in resonant, courteous tones.  Villon cringed, and brought up many  servile words of apology; at a crisis of  this sort, tho beggar was uppermost in  him, and the man of genius hid his head  w 1th confusion.  "You are cold," repeated tho old man,  "and. hungry?. Well, stop in," And ho  ordered <hiin.Into tho house with a noble  enough gesture.  "S01110 |n*e,Jt; sclgnBur," thought  Villon, "as his host, setting down the  lump on tlii) flagged pavement of the  entry, shot the bolts once wore Into their  places. ������  "You will pardon ine if 1 go in front,"  he said, when this was done; and ho  preceded the poet upstairs Into a large  apartment, warmed with a pan of charcoal and lighted by u great lamp hanging from tho roof. It was very bare of  furniture; only some gold platoon a sideboard, some folios, and a stand of armor  between tho windows. Sonio smart  tapestry hung upon the walls, representing the crucifixion of our Lord in one  piece, and in another a scene of shepherds  and shepherdesses by a running stream.  Over the chimney was a shield of   arms.  "Will you seat yourself," said the old  man, "and forgive me if I leave you? I  am alone in my house to-night, and If  you aro to cat I must forage for rou  myself."  Xo sooner was his host gono than  Villon leapcil from tho chair- on which  he had just seated himself, and began  examining the room with tbe stealth and  passion of a cat. He weighed the gold  flagon in is hand, opened all tho folios,  and investigated the arms upon the  shield, and tho stuff with which the seats  were lined. He raised the window curtains, and saw that the windows were  set with rich stained glass in figures, so  far as ho could   see,   of martial   import.  "Seven pieces of plate," he said. "If  there had been ten, I would have risked  it. A fine house, and a fine old master,  so help me nil the saints!"  And just then, hearing the old man's  tread returning along the corridor, he  stole back to his chair, and began humbly toasting his wet legs before tho charcoal pan.  His entertainer had a plate of meat in  one hand and a jug of wine In the other.  He set down the plate upon the table,  motioning Villon to draw in his ehair,  and going to the sideboard, brought back  two goblets, which he filled.  "I drink your better fortupe," he said,  gravely touching Villon's cup with his  own.   ���������'   ,���������''  I  I  I V  ��������� f  -<* I  /  s:  ft* /  f  THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JAN. i, 1898.  v-v  X  v\  "To our better acquaintance." said fcha  poot, growing bold. A mere man of tha  I>eople would have been awed by the  courtesy of the old seigneur, but Villon  was hardened in that matter; he had  made mirth for great lords before now,  and found them as black rascals as hlui-  ���������alf. And so he devoted hlmsolf to the  viands with a ravenous gusto, while the  old mun, leaning backward, watched  him with steady, curious eyes.  "You have blood on your shoulder, my  man," ho said.  "It was none of my shedding," ho  ���������tammorcd.  "I had not supposed so," returned tho  host quiotly. "A brawl?"  "Well, something of that sort," Villon  ndJnifctoil with n quaver.  "Perhaps a fellow murdered?"  "Oh, no, not murdered," said the poet,  mora and mora confused. "It was all  fair play���������murdored by accident. I had  no hand in it. God strike mo dead!" ho  added fervently.  "One rogue tho fewer, I dare say,"  observed tho master of the house.  "You may daro to say that," agreed  Villon, inlinitcly relieved. "As big u  rogue us there is between here and Jerusalem. Ho turned up his toes like a  lamb. But it was a nasty thing to look  at. I dare say you've seen dead men in  your time, my lord?" he added, glancing  nt the  armor.  "Many," said the old man. "I have  followed tho wars, as you imagine,"  Villon laid down his knife and fork,  which he had just taken up again.  "Were any of   them   bald?" he asked.  "Oh, yes; and with hair as white as  mine."  "I don't think I should mind the  white so much," said Villon. VHis was  red." And ha had a return of his shuddering and tendency to laughter, which  he drowned with a great draught of  wine. "I'm a little put out when I think  of it," he went on. "I know him���������duron  him! And then tho cold gives a man  fancies���������or the fancies give a man cold,  I don't  know which."  "Have you any money?" asked tho  old man.  "I have one white," returned the  poet, laughing. "1 got it out of a dead  Jade's stocking in a porch. She was as  dead as Caesar, poor wench, and as cold(  us a church, with bits of^ ribbon sticking  la her hair. This is a hard world in winter for wolves and wenches and poor  rogues like me."  "I," said the old man, "ain Enguci-  rand de la.Feuillee, seigneur- de Brlse-  tont, bailly du Patatrao. Who and what  may you be?"   ,_  Villon rose and made a suitable reverence. "I am called Francis Villon," ho  said, "a poor Master of Arts of this university. I know some Latin and a deal  of vice. 1 can make chansons, ballades,  Jais, virelais,' - arid roundels, and 1 am  very fond of wine. I was born in a garret, and I shall not improbably die upon  the Ballows. I rimy add, my lord, that  from this.night forward I am your lordship's very obsequious servant to command."  "No servant of inine," said the knight.  "My guest for this evening, and no  more."  "A vary grateful guest," said Villon  politely, ,nnd ho drank In dumb show to  his entertainer.  "You aro shrewd," began tho old  man, tapping his forehead, "very shrewd;  you have learning; you are a clerk; and  yet yon take n small piece of money off  a dead woman in the street.   Is  It not u  "It Is ������ kind of theft much practiced  $n the wars, my lord."  "The wars are the field of honor,"  returned the old man proudly. "There a  man plays his life upon the cast; ho  fights in the name of hjs lord the king,  his Lord God, and all their lordships the  holy saints and angels."- -���������  "Put It," said Villon, "that I were  really it thief, should I not play my life  also, and against heavier odds?"  "For gain, but not for honor."   .  "Gain?" repeated Villon with a shrug.  "Gain! The poor fellow wants supper,  nnd takes it. Ho does the soldier In n  campaign. Why, what are all these  requisitions wo hear so much about? If  they_ aro_ nojL^gaijri_Jba^hiwe^^^hj^tajke  them, they are loss enough to the others.  The men-at-arms drink by a good Arc,  while the burgher bites his nails to buy  them wine and wood. I have seen a  good many plowmen swinging on trees  about thn country; ay, I have seen thirty  on one elm, and a very poor figure they  made; and when I asked some one how  nil these came to be hanged, I was told  It was because they could not scrape together enough crowns to satisfy the men-  at-arms."  " These things are a necessity of war,  which the low-born must endure with  constancy. It is true that some captains  drive overhard; there are spirits In every  rank not easily moved by pity; and indeed many follow arms who are no better than brigands."  "You see," said the poet, "you can  not separate the soldier from the brigand;  nnd what is a thief but an Isolated brigand with circumspect manners? I steal  a couple of mutton chops, without so  much as disturbing people's sloop; the  farmer i.miriiblo������ a bit,but sups none the  less wholesomely on what remains.. You  come up blowing gloriously on u trumpet, take away the whole sheep, and  bent tho farmer pitifully Into the bargain. I have no trumpet; I am only  Tom, Dick, or Harry; I am a rogue and  a dog, and hanging's too good for me.���������  with all aiy heart; but just ask the  farmer which of us he prefers, just find  out which of us he lies awake to curso  on cold nights."  "Look at us twe^said his lordship.  "I am old, strong, ancF^honored. If I  ���������were turned from my house to-morrow,  hundreds would be prond to shelter me.  Poor people would go out and pass the  night In the streets with their children,  if I merely hinted that I wished to bo  alone. And I find you up, wandering,  homeless, and picking farthings off dead  ���������women by the wayside! I fear no man  and nothing; I have seen you tremble  and lose countenance at a word. I wait  God's summons contentedly iu my own  house, or, if it please tho king to call me  out again, upon the field of battle. You  lock for the gallows; a rough, sv^fb  death, without hope or honor. Is there  no difference between" these two?"  "As far as to the moon," Villon acquiesced. "But if I had been born lord  of Brisetout, and you hud been the poor  .scholar Francis, would tho difference  have been any the les"s? Should not I  have been warming my knees at this  charcoal pan, and would not you have:  been groping for farthings in the snow?  Should not I have been ths soldier, aud  you the thief?"  "A thief?" cried the old man. ' "I a  thief! If you Understood your words you  would repent them."-K  Villon tufald but^ bis--, bands with a  gesture r,of  inimitable   ifcapndence.    "It  ' '-^"*~v   -���������T:"'~:"~  your lordship had done me the honor   to  follow my argument!" he said.  "I do you too much honor in submitting to your presence," said the knight.  "Learn to curb your tongue when you  speak with old and honornble ,men, or  some one hastier than I may reprove you  in a sharper fashion." And ho rose and  paced tho lower end of tho apartment;,  struggling with anger nnd antipathy.  Villon surreptitiously "refilled his cup.  "Tell me one thing," suld the old  man, pausing in his walk. "Aro you  really a thief?"  "I claim the sacred rights of hospitality," returned tho poet. "My lord, I  am."  "You   aro   very   young,"  "I should novor have been 83 old," ro-  plled Villon, showing his   fingers,    "If I  had not helped   myself   with   these   ten  talents.    They   have   been   my   nursing  mothers and my nursing fathers."'  "You may still repent and change."  "I repent daily," said tho poet. "There  are few people more given to   repentance  than poor Francis.    As   for   change,  let  somebody ch:ir.ge my   olrcumstancos.    A  man must   continue   to   eat,    if it weie  only that ho nmy continue to repent."  "The change must begin in the heart,"  returned the old man solemnly.  "Jly dear lord," answered Villon, "do  you really fancy that I steal for pleasure? I hate stealing, like, any other  pieao of work or of danger. My troth  chatter when I .sac a gallows. But 1 must-  eat, I must drink, I must mix In soslety  of some sort. What the devil! Man Is  not a solitary anlmnl���������Gui Deus faemin-  um tradit. Make me king's pantler���������  make me abbot of St. Denis; make me  bailly nf the Patatruc; and then I shall  be changed Indeed, But as long as you  leave me the poor scholar Francis Villon,  without a farthing, why, Cof course, I  remain the same."  "The grace of God la all-powerful."  "I should be a heretic to question  it," stiid Francis. "It has mode you lord  of Brisetout and bailly of the Patatrac;  it has given me nothing but the quick  wits under my hat and thesa ten toes  upon my hands. May I help myself to  wine?   I   thank  you   respectfully."  The lord of Brisetout walked to and  fro with his hands behind his back. Perhaps he was not yet quite settled, in his  mind ubout the parallel between thieves  'and soldiers; perhaps Villon had Interested him bv some cross-thread of sympathy; perhaps his wits were simply  muddled by so much unfamiliar reason  ing; but whatever,the cause, he somehow yearned to convert the young man  to a better way cf thinking, nnd could  not make up his mind to drive him  forth ugain into the street  "There is something more than I can  understand In this," he said at length.  "Your mouth is full of subtleties, and  the devil has led you very far astray;  but tlie devil is only a very weak spirit  I elore God's truth, and all his subletle*  vanish at a word of true honor, like  darkness at morning. Listen to me once  more. I learned long ago that a gentleman should live chivalrously and lovingly to God, and the king, and his lady:  and though I have seen many strange  things done, I have still striven to comma ml my ways upon that rule. It Is not  onlv written lu all noble histories, but  in every man's heart, if he will take care  to read. You speak of food and wine,  and I know very well that hunger Is a  difficult trial to endure; but you do not  spaak of other wants; yjii say nothing  of lienor, of faith to God and other men,  of courtesy, of love without reproach. It  may be that I am not very wise���������and  yet I think I am���������but you seem to me  like onu who has lost lil.s wuy and made  a great error in life. You are attending  to the little wants, and you have totally  forgotten the great and only real ones,  like a man who should be doctoring  toothache on the Judgment Day. For  such things as honor and love and faith  are not only noblir than food and drink,  but indeed I think we desire them more,  and sutler more sharply for their absence.  1 speak to you as I think you will most  easily understand me. Are you not,  while careful to fill your belly, disregarding another appetite In your heart, .which  spoils tiie pleasure of your life and keeps  you continually wretched?"  Villon was sensibly nettled   under  oil  Jtbisj5errapnJzl'ng._=llYou_-J^^  senso of honor!"   he   cried.   "I'm   pour  enough,   God   knows!    It's   hard to we  rich people with their  gloves,   and1 yon  blowing in your hands.   An empty belly  is a bitter   thing, although you speak so  lightly of it.   If yon had had a* many ns  I, perhaps you would change   your tune.  Any way I'm a thief���������make the most of  that���������but I'm not a devil from hell, God  strike me dead.    I   would   have   you to.  know I've an honor of my own, ns;igood  as yours, though   I don't prate about It  all day lung, as if it was a God's miracle  to have any.    It soems quite   natural to  me; I keep it In its bus till It's wanted.  Why, now, look you here, how long have  I been in this room" with you?    Did  you  not tell mo you were alum; In the house?  Look nfc your gold plate!. You're strong,  if you like, but you're old and unarmed,  and I have my knife.    Wiiat   did I want  but a jerk of the elbow   and here would  have been you with the cold steel in your  bowels, and there would have   been   me,  linking in the Ktreets, with an armful of  golden cups!    Did you suppose  1 hadn't  wit enough to sue that?   And   I   scorned  the action.    There are your damned goblets, us safe iis   In   a   church; there   are  you, with your heart ticking as   good as  new; and here   am   I,   ready   to go out  again as poor as I came In, with my one  white that you threw in my teeth!   And  you think 1 have no scpse of honor���������God  strike Hie dead!"  The old man stretched out his right,  arm. "I will tell you what you are," he  said. "You are a rogue, my man, an  impudent and black-hearted rogue and  vagabond. I have passed an hour with  you,. Oh ! believe me, I feel myself disgraced! And you have eaten and drunk  at my table. But now I am sick at your  presence; the day has come, and the  night-bird should be off to his roost.  Will you go before, or after?"  "Which you (please," returned the  poet, rising. "I believe you to be strictly  honorable." He thoughtfully emptied his  cup. "I wish I could add you were Vn-  ' telligent." he went on, knocking on his  head with his knuckles. "Age! age! the  brains stiff and rheumatic."  "God pity you," said the lord of Brisetout at the door.  "Good-byo, papa," returned Villon  with a yawn. "Many thanks for the cold  mutton."  The door closed behind him. The dawn  was breaking Over the white_-.roofs. A  chill, uncomfortable morning ushered In  the day. Villon 6tood and heartily  stretched himself in the middle of the  road.  "A very dull old gentleman," he  thought. "I wonder what his goblets  may be worth?"       >  ||  THE EiNJJ.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  jsTELsoasr, s. a.    isssi  W. J. TWISS,  MINING, REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  IN8URANOE AND GENERAL  OOMMIS8ION AGENT.  FRONT STREET. - KA8LO. B. C.  fSfiU)  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Schedule  EFFECTIVE   MOND.tf NOV.   22,   1897.  WESTBOUND  P.M.   P.M.   r.M.  No. 5 No. 3 NO. 1  EASTBOUND  P.M.    P.M.    P.M.  No. 2 No. * Nc.������  3:15 9KX>..ItOBSON...8:00 2:30  5.00   2:00    JO**)...TRAIL....7:00   12:53     1:15  3:15    11:15.UOSSLANDfrOO 12:00 m.  No's, land 2 connect with C. P. It. main line  otrnmpirs, and trains to and from Nelson at  Robson.  No's, .3 and 1 arc local trains between Trail  and Kossland.  No'h, 5 and 6- are local trains between Trail  and Robson. No. U connects with train No. 1  from Rossland. .-  All trains dally.  F, P. GUTELIUS, Gcn.Supt  DIRECT ROUTE  FORT STEEL Mn,������2,  NELSON and LAED0  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday 10th May, 1897,  Steamer Aina worth will leave Kaelo, B. C.  every Monday and Thursday at 9 a. m. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on Tuesdays and Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Kustern and  Western Points. - ���������  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  la.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Ka*lo same evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Sloean Mining districts. ���������    ��������� ��������� -      ���������,   ^  This route is the most direct for the Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with the Upper Kootenay IUver steamers.        ���������_.....���������  Firm-clans Passenger and Freight accommodations. 037  KASL0 & SL0CAN RAILWAY  TIME CARD.  Subject to cliaiigo without notice,  TRAINS  HUN  t)>'  P-ACIKIC 8TAXDARD  TIME.  Going West.  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Nov. 20  Lucania��������� Cunard   Lino Nov. 27  State of Nebraska���������Allan State Line...Nov. 20  Mongolian���������Allan State Line Nov. 28  FrieSand���������Red Star Line Nov. 17  Kensington���������Red Star Line Nov. 2*  Cabin, $45, $50, $60, $70, $80 and upwards.  s  Intermediate, $30 and upwards.  Steerage. $23.50 and upwards.  Passengers ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all parts of the European continent.  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  Apply to GEO.  S.  BEKR,   C.P.R.  Ticket  Agent Nelson, or to.     WILLIAM STITT.  (554)   General Agent, C.P.R, Offices. Winnljftjf.  THROUGH   THE  MteHPEST     SCENERY  IN AMERICA BT DAWeBT.  Attractive Tours duriug Season of  Navigation on Great bakes via Dnlutb in  connection witb Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps, tickets and complete infoimatlon  call on or address Agents, K. k S. Ry.. C. & K  a Nav. Co., fc. k F. S. Ry., or  ^___^������j,U. pixow, General Agent.  ���������iwk������ne, Wmr.  f; i. vf witmv, ������. r. ������ t. a.,  *m w. ram. m*������.    ������  Spokane Falls &  .   Northern R'y;  Nelsori & Fort  Sheppard R'y,  Reel Mountain B'y.  from  the  factory,  comprising "i  CAMP OUTFITS      TEA KETTLES |  TEA POTS          CHILDREN'S SETS 5  $  NAPKIN   RINQS           SPIRIT  UMPS,  Etc. f  I       Aluminum Ware DOES NOT CORRODE OR TARNISH. J  T       It is three times lighter than iron, three and a half times f  ?       lighter   than   copper= and   four times   lighter than silver. y  T ' ?  *   Call and see our "stock, 1  NELSON  HARDWARE  CO. I  Thos. Ounn % Go.,. Ji?4.  PP^MERS IN  ^- --iiifLwnHr' -rim-:������������.- Rrnwi-  HAW AMP mWT IW������N,        W������**ft' rtCKK,        PAW 4NI> mVKt nTWI*  ������1IKWW'HW9VPM, WIMWirM. WAKIVI4 WWW*.  OTIANIT* WVM Vim ISAff.  ��������� ��������� ���������  Write for Quotations.  Gable AddreMrM]>antk9  (133)  ^r-AJprao-crv*53^, s o.  The only all rail route without change  of can between Kelson and Sostland and  Spokaoo and Bonland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.31) a-m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m.  ������������������". 1200 "  BOSSL'D   "    350  "  "    8.00 vm. SPOKANE   "6.40 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcos with Stage  Daily.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lote with Three Stores  BAKER ST.    *  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty loot frontage)  403  If. J. C.     ekira. linker St.  Shortest and Quickest  ������       Route to  Coeur'd Alene mines, Palouse, Lewis-  ton, "Walla. Walla, Baker City Mines,  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  gold mines and all points East and  Sonth. Only line East..via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer tickets to En-  rope and other foreign countries  Leave  7:15 p. m.  Daily  7:45 a. m.  Dailj  Spokane time schedule   Arrive  Fast Maji���������Walla W������lla  l^onland. San Francisco  llaker City and the east.  Local Mail���������Coewr d'  Alcnes. Farmineton, Gar-  fleld, CoKax.PuDman and  JlOECOW.  7:15 a. m.  Daily  6;35 p. m.  Daily  For through tickets and farther information  apply M O. B & N. Co.'s office,  430 Kivorsitle avenue,  Spokaoe, Wash.  JwCAMPBEIi,  General AKent.  w. H. FtxrRtBtJBT, General Pass. Agent,  661 Portland, Oi  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  I- - ��������� * C '  WINTER and SPRjtfQ GOODS  TWEEDS,   SEIZES,   f OI^TEDS,  Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT TH������ TIMES.  SUITS^ $25.00 AND UPWARDS.  OOR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. w  NEI-80N, B.O.  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAEWAT  AND BOO  FAOZFIO   X/rjSTSS.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  DAILTSBBVIOB!  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your desti-  nation without change.  THE ONLY LINE.  Operating Tourist  Cars to Toronto, Montreal  , and Boston without change.     Also   Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  |l-   Trains leave Nelson daily for the'North and Rossland at 18:40 (6:40  p.m.) o'clock. For Sloean City at 9 a.m. Call on nearest agent and  procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets and fall partioalars as to rates, time, eta, apply to nearest G. P. B.  agent or to GEQ. S. BEEE^ City Passenger Agents Nelaon.  W.F.CARSON. , E.J. COHiE,  /, Traveling Pan, Aj^Netaon^      y       \ v       Mrt. Pm. Ad^Yaaoonv; THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. JAN. i, 1898.  I'HANY If BEDINGS.  \  ' NEARLY $300,000 SPENT BY NELSON  CITIZENS DUBINQ 1897.  A Miner Kepre������cntntlve Mnkes a Complete  Canvass of the City���������The  Outlook for is������8.'"  / The year 1807 has been a progress-  live one for Nelson in building as well  as in all other lines and diu-ing the  twelve months just completed there has  been the enormous sum of 8208,485  spent in Nelson in new buildings and  improvements. Calculating that the  population is 3500 this would make a  per capita expenditure of about 900,:  probably a larger proportion than any  city on the coast can show.  Tbe expenditure for buildings and  improvements during the year of 1808  was $138,750 which makes a total of  $434,235 for the post two years.^vVhiie  building has been brisk there has been  nothing in the nature of a boom and  no one ever remarks that it has been  "over done." ^Nelson is a city of  homes and the building outlook for the  year 1808 is even better than for the  year last past. There are good business lots still unoccupied on Vernon,  Baker, "Victoria and cross streets and  in view of the past growth, it is fair  to presume that the close of the year  1898 will see many new brick blocks  within the area mentioned:  The Miner, following out the plan  established by it last year, sent out a  i representative last week to gather the  building data. Every new house that  could be found was visited and the  owners or occupants were interviewed  as to the cost. In cases where houses  were unoccupied, careful, conservative  estimates were'made and the list is as  near correct as it could be! made. If  there are any omissions or errors The  Miner will be pleased to know them;  The detail is as follows:  ' .,.;,.:'  Block 1        .,  Klondyke Hotel 8  A. McDonald & Co.  H. R. Cameron stores and  offices  C. G. Davies, improvements*  Turner & Boeckh block  Nelson Hotel improvements  Block 2  Queen's Hotel  Block 3  M-Falsetto store  H. Cooley, galv. iron works  S. Brockman bowling alley  J. T. Moriarty laundry  A.'Mastouka store  Block 4  <:���������������������������'  Thorpe & Co.   Soda  water  factory  '���������..;��������� Block 5   ���������  T. Madden hotel addition  Merchants Hotel impmts  Clarke Hotel impovements  J. A. Gilker postofflce  J. H. Keefer store  Miner Ptg. & Pul>. Co. imps.  E. C. Traves imps,  Block G  ^^Ji-Hastie store���������- -;���������  4,500  12,000  000  ; 175  0,500  000  0,000  125  200  350  250  250  1,800  '1,000  500  200  1,700  250  150  150  _.__,_-__!t_l.i200-  C. Harrington & Co. store 000  Hip Chong laundry, -- 350  Tremont Hotel imps. 300  Tremont Hotel annex 800  West & Emerson foundation 500  Block 8  Unknown cabin;         ;, 50  P. PeMarche cabin z t *    50  J. Winchester cabin 25  Block 0  Hume Hotel 25.000  Broken Hill block 7,500  Thomson Stat. Co 1,000  Neelands block                     ���������'. .2,500  Mara block 14,000  Elliott block 10,000  Block 10  Est. J. Johnson 2 dwellings 1.500  H. Selous 4 offices 1,500  Silver King Hotel imps. 000  A>Il. Sherwood dwelling ������00  Block 11  Bowes block x,^        ' ,     , 0,500  Block^l2  A. L. McKillopblock,,;.-/. =7;500  Block 13  Phair Hotel annex 5,000  Block 15  Salvation Army barracks?    ; 1,200  Victoria Hotel addition - 400  A, Dolan 2 stables         ' '250  Block-10  Fire Hall imps.               " 350  City Lockup 1,700  J. A. Turner dwelling 2,000  Methodist Parsonage 1,100  ..'���������'-, ;.' \ v Block 17 ������������������;::���������-;'"��������� j  F.G.Graham dwelling GOO  Block 18  McKay dwelling (un c) 1,500  T. H. Newitt dwelling 1,200  J. M. Patterson dwelling 800  Block 22  Judge Foriu dwelling 3,000  Dr. LaBau hospital imps. 100  W. Grant dwelling 1,200  B. Wilson dwelling 1,200  Niannel & Quesnelle dwellg 800  *Liss cabin 125  Block 27  Methodist Charon addition 1,100  Unknown dwelling 300  C. E. Miller dwelling 1,500  Dr. Geo. Hall dwelling 1,800  Block 28  0. Hoskins dwelling 200  H. H. Avery dwelling 1,200  A. Pfeiffer dwelling (un c) 2,000  Block 30  F. Fletcher dwelling 4,500  R. W. Day dwelling 3,000  Patterson & Steeper imps. 200  P. J. Russell dwelling 500  1    . Block 31  W.P.Robinson 2 dwelling 1,800  G. Neelands dwelling 1,500  J.Watson dwelling 1,500  Mrs. Brown dwelling 1,000  Block 32  School House addition 1,400  Block 33  P. Lamont dwelling ., 750  S. S. Taylor dwelling 1,500  Mrs. Brown dwelling 1,000  Block 34  L. Scott dwelling 200  J. H. Bowes 3 dwellings 2,000  Block 35  Mr. Timmius dwelling 1,000  Mr. Cochead dwelling 1,250  Block 36  J. Gordon cabin 100  Unknown cabin 75  Block 40  J, McPhee addition ;'    300  A Manson '���������������������������"- 100  Mr. Madson dwelling 300  T. McCarthy addition             "-   200  Block 42  J. A. Turner dwelling 500  Mr. McCnlloch dwelling 1,000  0                    Block 43  Mr. Harrop 2 dwellings 1,000  T. J". Scanlan store 1,300  A. Chinas dwelling 700  Block 44  G. C. Hodge dwelling 1,200  A. Bunker 3 dwellings 2,000  do         cabin 100.  Block 44a  Misses Crickney dwelling 500  Block 44b  Attorney Brougham dwellg 2,000  Block 44d  J. R. F. Rowley dwelling 1,800  Block 46  R. Reisterer brewery addn 500  N. W. Camming soda water  factory addition 350  N. W. Cummings d wig addn       200  Block 47  G. Holbrook dwelling 350  Block 58  Dr.Symons 3 dwellings 500  E. Kilbey dwelling (un c) 800  Mr. Morris dwelling 150  Block ,65  Provincial Jail                <��������� 14,000  ,,.     buildings imps 150  Block 66    0  Grand Central Hotel 6,000  Geo. Doyle, shop 200  Wilson & Harshaw imps 150  v                 Block 67  Lake View Hotel 3,000  Warling & Berstrom shop 250  C. Harrington cold storage 1,000  office, new 200 ton blast furnace, two roasters and two i-e-  verberatory furnaces  ADDITION A.  Block 2  A. O. Shannon addition  Mi s. Jones 2 dwellings  Block 8  E. Applewhaite dwelling  Block 23  H. P. Paxton dwelling  Block 14  A. McDonald dwelling  J. McAllman       ���������  J. Langton ,,  J.Christian ���������  R. Shields  W. Cookson ���������  W. Astley  Block 22  C. F.Etter dwelling  R. Day 2 dwellings  V   Block 23  J. Birch dwelling  J. P. Swedberg dwelling  . Block 24  A. Allen dwelling  Block 25  R. Hurdie 2 dwellings  A. Barrow dwelling  Block 29  E. Larson 2 dwellings  Block 30  A. Alien dwelling  Block 30  M. Hanson dwelling  Block 40   ,  R. J. Hamson dwelling  Block 48  D. Taylor dwelling  Block 30  J. Stewart 2 dwellings  Block 54'  F. Deacon cabin  Block 55  C. French cabin  Blocks unknown  A. Monroe. dwelling  M.McQuade     ,,  A. McKinnon ,,  Mr. McCanley ���������  Mr.  Galloway  cabin  Mr. Chase ���������  W. J. Murphy  J. A. Bluson ���������  A. Jeffries ���������  A. Nagurson , ,,  G. DeMaine ���������  HUME ADDITION.  A. Maurin store  Gosnell & Stadler brewery  S. M. Kan cabin  Unknown cabin  F. Hurry addn to barn  C. J. Clayton dwelling  Mr. McClarty shed  F. Hurry dwelling  Mr. Dowsing dwelling  Mrs. Blaney cabin  Lardlow ���������  H. R. Harrison 2 dwellings  P. A. Paulson 2 dwellings  J. Bullock dwelling  J.Williams   cabin  J.Ringrose      ���������  Mrs. Jerome    ���������  Goskell ���������  Lemon ���������  Fleming ���������      j;  25,000  500  400  1.500  700  800  800  1,000  700  1,100  750  4  1,000  1,000  400  400  1,000  200  1,500  700  800  300  250  700  000  50  200  500  250  300  700  200  100  50  125  125  250  100  You Need It!  HAND  BOOK  OF TOE  AMENDMENTS  TO THE  Mineral Act  Passed by the i/csislatlv-o Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia, May i, 1897.  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Office.  The  Pelton Water Motor  admit of no comparison, adapted to every variety  -ot service and made of Bites varying from U>������  fraction of one to 100 horsepower, .  Recent scientific tests mode at the Michigan  university in connection with several otbor motor*  claimed to be the best on tho market, wowed IS  per cent, higher efficiency in favor of tho Poltop,  while the relative cost per H. P. to bur wa������ only  one-third to one-halt that of others,   water eon.  Music Lessors  Mrs; Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply at Thorns** Btatlraciy Co't Stow,  Helso*. 487  DltESSMAKLNGPARLOBS  Miss Emma Smith begs to say  that she has removed her Parlors to the Traves' Block,  Baker St., upstairs, where she  will be pleased to meet all her  old customers and many new  ones.  81* ~���������j    ' ���������"in EMMA SMITH.  Do you want Type? Do you want Iak?  Do you want to tr*4e Prate*?  Do you want to trade rape* Cattenf  Do you want any thing; in the Printing Machin  orjr linef If so write to  panics desiring to make tho most of-their water  supply should discriminate in favor of tho PaXTOK  One ot these motors is now running presses of  Tub Miner, where it may be aeon in operation,  Write for circulars. ^^  The Pelton Water Wheel Co.  121-183Main St. 8*N FKAXCMCO, CAL.  ...IN EAST  KOOTENAY  IJU.Y A   FARfl^  A Paradise  for tlie   Homeseeker  and  Sportsman.  We have 26,000 acres   of choice FARMING  LAND  For Sal* at prices ranging-  from  $2.50  to $30  per acre.  EASY TERNS: Five yearly payments, Six per cent. Iiterest  CROWS'  NEST   PASS  KAILItOAD  runs through our  lands, nnd  the   richest  Mining  KAILIIOAD  runs through  our  lands, nnd  Country in British Columbia.  BUY.   Don't  miss this clmnce,  land is cheap. .  but get a  home while  NOW   IS   THE   TIME   TO  Full information, with maps and particulars  The Kootenay Valleys Company Ltd.  OP   LONDON.   ���������NOLAND.  To     G������' .;'PRO,0TfclRs     MANAQCR ������������  Baker Street    -      -      .      ."     .      .      .    NELSON, B. C.  TOBOSTO TYPE fOMMtY CO.  IMS Cardova SI., Vaacoaver,  I.C.  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and     ���������  Provincial'^"!  Land Surveyor.  649 NELSON, B.C.  MILLINERY and<^_  ^^DRESSMAKING  Gostuibes Furnished for any  Occasion    on   Short   Notice.  7Ct  MBS.  E.  McXIUGrSIiIN.  ^uuuiiaiuu.itiiitaiuimiiimuttuiiiiiiuniiiiiaiiittmiiniitiiiiuiiiimitiiauituii 1  A Thing of the Past  Is Christmas of 1897  And the Niew Year of  1898 begins  A'  ND with it we must begin to clear out some lines  of goods to make room for the large stock of  spring goods we are importing. These will  arrive "in February. January will, be a clearing  month of many lines of goods, and if you are  looking for bargains in first class merchandise, come  to see us.    A shipment of Corduroy Pants and Vests  just to hand.    J".   IF. "WEIR ���������  TUllXEK &   BOECKH   BLOCK  . Next door to Spokane & Northern  Telegraph Office, on Baker St.  1TnffWT?WffWTT^WWfT'lffmffTfWffTT!TffnTTTffffTn!?TfWTtWHfTW??TlfTWfTWfTffWftWWTlWl  aaa  S. J.HoberbslK>ardinghoii8e 1,400  J. D. Clemmei- & Co, shop 1,000  J. Hastie oOice 70  Block 79  Gapt. Hayward dwelling 2,500  W. Greer                ��������� 100  W. Evans               ., 250  Mr. O'Shea             ��������� 200  G.Tnmbiyn       '    ��������� 150  M. P. McKinzie      ��������� , 150  W. Traves              ��������� 3,000  Block 72  T.W.Gray imps 3,500  Block 75  J. Normandy dwelling 201)  W.J. Hatch      ��������� 250  O. G. Davics      ��������� 500  Block 71  Agent N.' & F. S. Ry. cabin 75  S.M; Kan cabin 50  Block 70  G.N. Wolfe dwelling 400  Block 80  H.McKinzie dwelling 300  Mr. Levesque dwelling 125  .'Mr. Banger dwelling 60  Block 81  Mrs. Turnbull dwelling 000  Mrs. Gusteveson cabin  ' 75  Block 80  A. E. Hodging dwelling 1,000  C. P..R. Land Office imps 250  Block 91  Sherbrooke Hotel hnp3 .1,200  Unknown store 100  Block 92  F. Fletcher O.P.R. offices 900  G. Stanley dwelling 250  Block 93  H.E. McDonald dwelling 2,500  -J. Lawrence dwelling 2,500  Block 99  F.W.Peters dwelling 2,000  F.Fletcher       ��������� 800  Block 101  Nelson Electric Co. imps 500  Hall Mines Smelter  Superintendents house, new  J.C.Cleveland  ���������  Bachelor ���������   '  Kootenay Lake General Hospital addition  Honeyman's foundry  riAKO THN|SiC-Aa ������xperleaco<l n������ao  taaer will viMt Nelsoa la a rew 4������r*,  order* ������aoa!d be left wlia  Taowsoa ������(a������l������aerr Co., M<1.  0HUKCH   N0TICE8.  CaoROE of Enolanu. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Hong, 7.80 p., m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on tat and 3rd Sundays in tbe month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at2.80 p. m.  Pbk8bttkrian Chcbch. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.80 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting1 Thuradav evening at 8 p.m. Christiou Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Mbthodist Ghuhoh. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  Baptist Chtjbch.���������Services morning,  and evening at 11 a. m. and 7 SO p. in  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8  p. m.  -Meetings' are held in the schoo  house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.  Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.  A FUU. UPJE OF  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  Just received at the  POST OFFICE OIGAB ST0BE,    m.   S. J. MIGSTON  20 Per Cent Discount $m  We must thank tlie people of this district for tl������c liberal patronafpJ we have roce'Tfu H!  coming to Nelson, our busines* liaving exceeded our expectations.    IwneclBlly 1������ Una tW *���������  with reference to our Dress Goods trade, and as wo arc jjj������iiig_eiuitln Jan]  purchases, and wiah to make room for  A,.REDUCTION   OV  20  l'EK  CENT.  rc iroing east in January to make Spring  new goods, wc will, for tho next 30 days, sell goouat  Outing Flannels at 5 cents per Vard  Wc will make the same liberal discount in. Men's Clothing.  A full lino of  floods   ftnCJ   ShOeS   and  Qents" Fwrnishings���������  Come and get Bargains.  A.  Samples of Dress Goods Mailed on application.  FERLAND  4  CO.  Smoking: Tobacco?  A WORD^r*  TO THE WISE  Get prices from tho  KASLO DRUG CO.  Before vou huy your  7a       Paints or Wall Paper  HARNESS  and Saddlery.  l'ack Harness. Pack Straps  Horse Blankets, Oil Covers, Bells, Team Housings, Whips, It rushes,  Coniljs, etc. Repairing a  specialty Prompt attention given to all orders.  LPOGUE.  WARD 3T.  050)        Opp Court House  GO  TO  THE-  KOOTENAY HOTEL  .-M ...������������������And get a  Tom and Jerry,  Beef Tea,  I ^orjjinL     Oyster Cocktail.  Best Liquors wad Cigars.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  -��������� ''        :  Nelson   Office and  Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough  and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  O  c  en  O  s-  u  Where to get  it.  JISKFOR-  CARSS MACKINAW  WHEN    UUVING  MINERS' 0E LUMBERMEN'S CLOTHING  The only Genuine Mackinaw  Manufactured    in     Canada.  CARSS MACKINAW  Stamped on Every Garment  Not Genuine unless so  Stamped. See that you  Get   it.      , -  W. CARSS & CO., 0EILLIA, 0NT.  J. A. Gilker's,  Nelson  o  4-1  "3  >  01  o  u-  s  X  fi. ROC E RIE 5  G. O. pUch������ii������ij  Meats,   Teas,  and   canned,  assortment.  Coffees,   Fruits  and  Vegetables,  and   other   Groceries.       A   first  dried  class  783  STRICTLY   WHOLESALE  BOLE   AGENTS   IX   KOOTENAY   KOK  Okell    &   riorris'   Jams,    Pickles,   etc.    KOOTENAY SUPPLY  CO,  ������"'        NBLSOU. VHE MINER, NELSON, B. G, SATURDAY/jANrif 1898.  _*e*<r  Business Locals.  See Ross'beavers and mil tons.  Scotch and Irish suitings galore at  Ross'.  Irish Mike will deliver two ricks or a  oordof wood to any part of the town for  $3.50.; 2t  The C. I'. It. Co. is offering very reason-  able rates to the East unci West and old  country. For rates aud tickets apply or  write to Geo. S. Beeu,  City Passenger and Ticket Agent, Nelson.  A full line ot fox serges at Ross'.  If jiiu waul nonir tmiii������iiK������ liargulii* In  Chanber 8������|������, IMaaer McIm, ������JIsin������ Juk* or  Hl������cl firanltewiire, ��������������� tit A. W. Peck <f Co.,  furniture store, curlier Milker nnd Knofe*  ���������ay sin. A11 examination will convince  Ton an lo the Irulh or tills nfnlciucnt.  We understand that H. J. Evans & Co.  have just received a large supply of sewer  pipe, fittings, etc., for bouse and hotel  connections. Those intending to connect iritk the- main sewer should do so  ���������without delay.  Wanted by u single gentleman��������� A  warm, furnished room. Address, stating terms, X Mitier office 2fc  FOR SALE���������Lot and furnished house  of four rooms. Centrally situated. A  bargain. Apply to Gamble * O'EEnar.  PIANO -TIJSI.VM- An experienced Piano  tuner will vl-HAelsoii In a frw days, orders  should be left tvidi Tbonisou Stationery  Co., ltd. /  Sloean [City.  Dec 17- '  Jenny Long���������Mary McKay to A T It Blackwood, J.  Scotia���������Wm Wilcox to Wm, Clough.  Dec21~  Emprcss Fraction���������Alma Kirkwood to R J  Kirkwood.  Dec 22���������  Sundown   B'raetion���������Herbert   Hunting   and  William Slitt to William White !���������������.  PIANO TIIMVK���������An experienced PUno  Inner "IIITl������U>clson |u ufew days, order*  nuoiiUI he left wltU  Thornton Stationery Co., Ltd.  PEOPLE OF THE MINES.  KETUBNS FOB 1897 UP TO DATE.  .lictuodist flirlstiims Tree.  The Christmas eatertninment lit the  Methodist church last Tuesday evening  was a most enjoyable affair and the  church was packed to the doors. The  program was well rendered and those  taking part in it were heartily applauded,  "Four choruses were sung hy the school  and two by the 'infant class. Sours were  sung by Zilla Emerson, Bert Wallpce  and Harold Cameron; dueta by Bert and  Ed Wallace and Beryl and Zilla Emerson. Becitations were given by Ernest  Bell, Celia Prosser, Bertha Morden, Edie  Hall, Miss Mabee, Peail Duncan, Eva  Maekie, Miss Hatch, Sydney Hall, Hat-  tie Mallette, Gladys Roberts, Guy ltob-  erts, Ada Morden, Esther Mallette nnd  Amy Swanuell.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whore no consideration is named in trr.nsfors  the nominal gum of SI In to bo understood.  fitvr |������i-nyer.  Dec late rant-George Fairburn to James Bower, '���������  W II K-A. K. Fintfand to Bowc-. }.  Dee 17-  Rcd Fox���������A. W. Wright to J. K. Clark, 1   ,  Dec 20-  ��������� ,( Chas Newhouso and ,T. D. Nevvhonse to A. D.  -'Williamsand D.-ft McDoanld, njrrcomont to  transfer all Interest in Keystone ai d Even-  in* Star Air JM.00O,  Erallv Edith, W H U���������Ja* Bowes to Marv E.  Itaminelmcjrcr, agreement to purchase \, $2,300,  Mary JS. RJWnmolincycr to Chan. K Hope, nil  'interest In, Raid agrepmen t.  v,.E������ihir Bdlth���������Patrick Dally to Alary K Ram-  roelmcycr, agrceni?it to purchase J, $2,300,  ���������y I*l??.;.-,;.i*iclineyertoChas E Hope, all interest in said agreement.  R<w������lnttd.  Dec 20-  Wolfc. Drake. Albert,  NcUon   9-10, Jllchi-  gamie 7-G S Watcrlow nnd J G Dickson to  British Columbia (Bossland & Sloean) syndicate.  Dec 21-  IIec!u���������Tlios. Peacock to K D I'arr, i, Soft,  Royal George���������II W Itaymer to J-H Itayinor-  1-7.  H P I. Sol way Dank, Annandalc, Nithsdnlc,  Kskdalc, Solway, Paymaster, Union, Standard,  D B B-AIexander Chisliolni to J B Dunn.  Dec 22���������  "Solway Bank���������Geo.' Day to II P Jackson. J.  Dcc23- c  ���������   Helena N62���������11 Lund to Chan j Johnston.  ;.   GoldBar-J SCFiaserto Cold liar Mining  . & Development company.  OKE EXPORTED.  From Sloean -via Kaslo 35.0GH  Sloean via Nakusp  5,1211  Kossland via Northport 0,318}  .  Hossland via Nelson      52  Ainsworth viaNclson ,.     118J  Tons  t&noi  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.$ 3,119,325.97  Itovelstoke (NaKusp)...      51H,������������4.������2  Average value per ton. 971.286  3,692,810.51)  PHODUCE OF SMELTKES.  (Skipped)  IONS  Kelson (Hall Mines) Matte. 29681  Trail Smelter Matte 53013  8333  Total value, $1,4)0.592.57  "    "  of ore and matte exported, I8.109.o03.26  OBE SHIPMENTS.  Rctarne Since LMt Week.  VIA NELSON. TOSS  Black Diamond to Pueblo.     80  VU NAKUSP.  Queen Bess to Aurora     40  Sloean Star to Omaha      120  Queen Bess to .Everett      20  " 180  Total value, 815,391.  Average value per ton, (85.505.  VIA kaslo.  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col..  Whitewater to Everett   Last Chance to Pueblo. Col..  ltcco to Denver. Col   Ruth to Everett... .< ,  Kuth to Pueblo..r?iar.������.......  Best to Everett-.... .V   Total value. I110.M4.  Average value per ton, 387.125  550  250  1C0  100  150  10  76*  126ft  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]...........   1201  Total value of ore and matte exported tor  the week, $212,051.  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  Companies.  No. ot  Shares  Par  Value  lllnImk Stock Market.  The stock market coutiuues to revive,  and there is n good demand for standard  stocljs.   Duriu? tbe past week sales were  ; made in Josie, Poorumu, Iron Colt, Duo-  dee and Fern.   Tbe lurRO block of Fern  '���������treasury, recently placed ou snle Las ail  beeu taken, mid we consider this oneof  ' (he best stocks on tbe market.     Hall  ; Mines remtiius practically unchanged,  notwithstanding the announcement of  the 10 per cent dividend.    Among tbe  . SIocjui stocks 'Rambler-Cariboo, Slucan  Star and Dardanelles may be snfcly  recommended. At the price quoted we  consider Poormau, Great Western and  Iron Colt good buys..  TiKLSOX   UIVISION  Hall Mines ..  I Dundee   ; Fern   r.5������  .55  Athabasca   N'elson-l'oorinan..  Klise..   TRAIL CUEEK UIVIdlON  ,Le Itoi   War H������(ilc   Iron Mask   J o>ie   Monte Cristo .  ' Lily May...-..  S.0II  1.01  .31  .21  Colona .-.-   Tron Colt........  f'oornmn    ......  Deer 1'ark;   Grur.t Western..  .'iUKvening^car .  .1!)  .15  ,12  .11  .08  .07  XELSO.V.  Athabasca,.......  Hall Mines.....  Exchequer ,  Klise   Pern Gold..   Nelson-Pooniian .  Northern Light ..  Dundee   ROSSI, an i>.  Big Three.;.......  Bruce.   Butte :  Caledonia Con....  California   Camp Bird....  ...  Celtic Queen......  Centre Star..;....  Colonna   Commander.    Deer Park.   Delaware ......���������  Kastern Star   Enterprise.....   Kveiling Star   Georgia.:   Gertrude......   Golden Drip   G reat-Westenii...  Hattio Brown   High Ore *..���������  Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron Ala.sK   Iron Colt   IX'L   Josie   Jumbo   Kooteiiay-IiOiidon .  LoRoH  ...  Lily May   Mabel   Mayflower   Monita.   Monte Cristo .i.  Morning Star. ���������.  Nest Egg   Northern Belle....  Novelty   Palo Alto.,   Phcenix   Poorman........' ..  Red Jlountain-viow  Itossland, Itcd Mt..  St. Elmo.   Silverino   Sou'n Cross &"VV con  Virginia   WnrKaglel   WcstLoUoi,.   White Boar...    SI.OCAN    DIVISION  Sloean Star  2,;A  Reco  1.7.'.  Rambler-Cariboo..   .3S  Oardanellcs... 13  Noble Five 10  GoodcnougbjS..:..   .25  We -invite" particuUir uttentiori  to  the following snaps:  100 Ilali Mines... 7.25  1000 Reco  1,55  500 Poorman 10,  500 Gr't AVefcterti    .07;  2500 Iron Colt. 1IJ-  oOOJ'Vra In  'lib Le  ltoi  7.75  lO-'.O Ev-eiiins' Star  .07  Treasury stock of tho "Bright Prospects" for  sale.    This stock is Guaranteed.  A   First   Class   1.1*1  of   ICcnl Ks(:ilc   .-in<!  Mining Proper!} of all Kinds For Sale.  ikisswoani.  Canadian m m tc 8 co.  Dellio   KUon   Kidoti   BOUNDAKY.  BontMl'yC'kM.&M.  Golden Crown   Old Ironsides   CAMP   MCKINNEV.  Cariboo!...   SLOGAN.  American Boy   Arlington   Alamo   Black Hills....   Buffalo of Sloean ..  Bondholder.. - -   Cumberland... -.   Dardanelles   Elkhorn     Goodenough   Gibson   Grey Eagle   Ibex of Sloean . ���������  Idler   London ..;   Minnesota   Noble Five Con.:...  Ottawa & Ivanhoe.  Plitenix Con'idatcd.  llambler Cariboo..  Reco..   Slocan-ltcoiprocity  Sloean Star   Santa Marie. ,  Sheriff  .  Silver Band.........  Sloean Queen   Star........   St. Kevernc   Sunshine ,  Two Friends;...  Wonderful..   Washington   H.G. M'CULLOCH&CO.  (SiO)      GENERAL  BROKERS.  BAKES SI.      -      JTEISOJr, B.C.  r.O. Kos463        ���������.  i; ��������� "     CloBKk's Code.  i.ooo.ooo  3oo,ooo  l,ooo,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  200,000  2oo,ooo  25o,ooo  3,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  75o,ooo  500,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1 000,000  1 000,000  1,000,000  500,000  500,000  1,000.000  1,000.000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  000.000  1.000,000  700,000  000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  Soo.ooo  Soo.ooo  2,000.000  Soo.ooo  2,000,000  2,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  l,5oo,ooo  2,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  100,000  lao.000  1,000.000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,00c  Soo.ooo  liiO.OOf'  750,000  3oo,ooo  1,000,000  150,000  1,000,000  1.2oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  1,000.000  1,000.000  25o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000.000  1,000,000  000,000  21o,ooo  1,000.000  L.ooo.ooo  1 00  1  .1 00  1 00  25  25  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  -1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  Price.  1 00  5 00  1 00  1 00  5 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 CO  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  lo  vlO  1 00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  25  1 00  25  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  5o  1 00  1 00  25  1 00  1 00  1 00  lo  3o  1 00  1 00  $    30  009  .  0 10  005  0 57  0 2i  0 10  0 65  0 10  0 10  0 02  0 05  0 15  005  0 06  0  1) 20  0 18  0 12}  0 12  0 09  020  0 07  0 5  0 10  0 15  0 10  OCIfr  010  20  0 35  0 16  010  0 28  0 7U  0 10  0 00  0 20  Ola  Oil  111  0 22  008  0 05  0 10  005  0 05  0 12  0 12}  008  0 22  006  008  020  0 1(1  100  OiW  0 20  0 07}  11  0 07}  0 00  0 10  0 10  Oil  Ooi  015  0 13  0 10  0 25  0 01  0 15  0 10  0 25  0 17}  0 20  025  0 15  0 25  006  0 12}  0 07  33  175  .   6  2 40  5  24  12}  * 10  5  I  20  03}  025  Notice to Advertisers,  All copy for changes in advertisements must be in this office hy Wednesday noon.  DRESSMAKING  and Plain Sewing  By day or in room oyer Shaw's  grocery store. Reasonable prices.  Call after 6 o'clock in the evening.  828 MISS   MEYER  W. A. JOWETT  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker...  NELSON, B. C.  Has for immediate sale���������  Lots 17 and 18,   Block   10, Nelson  ".     " 6(      7,      ���������������.������.      17,  ������<:   ,9 ������������     66,        ������  The above are unimproved.  Also Lot 4, Block 1 a, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block, rented  for $65 per month.  ������ A   Good  Investment,  NOTICE.  The British Columbia Southern Railway  Company will apply to the Parliament of  Canada at its next Session for an Act confirming a lease to the Canadian Pacific Kailwar  Company, with tbe privilege ot purchase of  that portion of tho Company's railway between  the eastern boundary of British Columbia and  Kelson on the terms and conditions set out in  the Mid lease and amending the Act respecting the Co:npany (60-61 Victoria, Chapter 38) by  inserting the words "either with or without an  option of purchase" next after the word "Company" in the 89cond line of the Fourth Clause  of that Act. It. CAMPBELL OSWALD.  813 Secretary.  Dated at Montreal. November 23rd, 1897.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application will  be made to the Legislative Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia at its next session  for an Act to incorporate The Mountain Tramway and. Klectric Company, with power to  construct, acquire and operate ropeways and  tramways for transportation of freight from  points on or near the Nakusp & Sloean Bail-  way and branches thereof to mines and  mineral'. claims in the McGuigan Camp and  Whitewater Basin and elsewhere in the District through which said railway and branches  pass or will pass and from points on the Columbia & Kootenay Railway. Crow's Nest line,  constructed or to be constructed, and branches  thereof In the mining districts of- East and  West Kootenay, to mines-and mineral claims  in the districts through which said Railways  and branches respectively pass or will pass;  and to construct, acquire and operate works  and plant to generate and supply heat, Htrht  and electricity in the said Districts and elsewhere in the Province, and to dispose of such  heat light ana electricity; and to acquire and  hold all kinds of real and personal property,  together with tho power to expropriate lands  and all other powers and privileges that may  be necessary, incidental or advantageous to  the full exercise of the powers hereinbefore  mentioned.  Dated this Itth day of December, 1897.  DAVIS. MARSHALL. MicNEILLfc ABBOTT  .827 Solicitors for Applicants.  CERTIFICATE OF IMFBOTOHENti.  LAURENCE   (FRAC.)  MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate ix the Nelson MiNrxo Division of  West Kootenay District.���������Where Located.��������� Halk milk north west of  mouth or West Fork of Wild Horse  Creek, Bounded on the South by  Nora, Mugwump and Gibralter. on  East by Nelson and Nora and on West  iiy Gimui/run Mineral Claims.  rpAKK NOTICE that We. Gore. Burnet &  X. Co., agents for London & British Columbia Gold Fields. Ltd., Free Miner's Certificate  No, ItS'lW, intend, sixty days'from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for tho purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of tho above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37.  must  be commenced before the  issuance of sucli Certificate of Improvements.  GORE, BURNET & CO.  Dated this 29th day of November. 1897.  801  NORA FRACTIONAL AND POUNTNEY  FRACTIONAL MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division or  West Kootenay District.���������Wiierr Located.���������Half MILE NORTH WEST OK MOUTH  ok North Fork or Wild Horse Creek,  riiAKE NOTICE that We. Gore. Burnet &  1. Co., agents for J. It. Robertson Free  Minor's Certificate No. 84678, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  GORE. BURNET ft CO.  Dated this 29th day of November, 1897.      803  PRINCESS MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining division ok  West Kootenay District.���������Where Located.���������On Toad Mountain Wagon  Road, Four Miles South of Nelson, B.  C.  TAKE NOTICE that 1, A. J. Gerrard.of  City of Nelson, British Columbia, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 98695, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim,  And furtheri take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of November. 1897.   (792)  EMMA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.���������Where  located:���������On the North side ok Kootenay River, About lit milks west krom  Nelson and 4 mile back krom River  and is an Easterly Extension of the  ������������������ Anaconda.    .,,';  ~." ,y<:  3AKE NOTICE that we. Gore, Burnet &  Co., agents for James F. Burr, Free  iners' Certificate No. 89748, John J. Baker,  Free Miners' Certificate No. 83336 and Price  McDonald, Free Miners' Certificate No. U55a,  intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply  to tho Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must bo  commenced  before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements,  GORE. BURNET & CO.  Dated this 11th day of November, 1897.    (798)  .. HOUBROOK & CHASE..  CITY  SCAVENGERS  Are prepared to do all kinds of scavenger work'  and chimney sweeping.   Orders left  .with Kirkpatrick & Wilson  (821)  will receive prompt  attention.  HOMHtOQK ������tc CHASE, *>!���������������*, r.O.fteoc |8������  JC1RKBVTRICK & WILSON  .'/'���������'��������� .-DEALERS-fllN   -  j[ StaplewBejncjf Groceries J  ii. ^^JQtasu China ,aitcLQiieeftswai*e  tDividends paid to date are as follows: Le  Roi, $f>25,000; War Eagle, $217,500; Cariboo,  3172,000; Idaho 82)0.000; Sloean Star, H0O.00O;  Reco $287,500: Rambler $40,000; Ruth $300,000;  Whitewater 5120,000. AJamo, Cumberland,  Last Chance. Washington, Surprise, Aatoine,  Monitor. Jackson, Sloean Boy, Goodenough  and Noble Five hare also paid dividends,  Offer reductions in prices for the  Holiday Trade 011  FANCY DECORATED DINNER AND TEA SETS  of 25 per cent, from regular prices.  DINNER SETS from $10.00 up.  TEA  SETS  from $5.00 up.  CHILDREN'S TEA SETS from $3.06 up.    ���������* }  FIVE O'CLOCK and DELFT TEA SETS from $3.00 up.  Also GLASS and  MAJOLICA WATER SETS, DECANTERS,  BAR and HOTEL GLASSWARE.  EartHerovare  and a general  assortment of  ttHeensware  Dried   Fru'ts������ Candied Peel, Extracts, Pickles, Cross &  Blackwell's   Goods,    Canned    Meats    in   full   supply.  KIRKPATRICK  <&   WILSON  i       Baker  Street 825 Nelson  >���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������+��������������������������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Discount Sale  From now  Until  Christmas  At my.  Jewelry Store  So make good use  of  your timp   _ _  A rierry Xmas  Happy New Year  To All  From ....  Jacob Dover  2i������  JeweleJ.  ���������d> >d> ^  The Money Question  Silver has steadily decreased  in   value;    its   purchasing  power, though, has increased.    If this is news to you, just  try the     .-.   ���������  B. C. C. O. D. GROCER Y  And you will   lenrn that ^  20 cts. of it will buy  1  pound package of Arbuckle's Coffee'       -  2S_��������� "        "        " , 7  bars, regular size Laundry; Soap  100    "       "       "     5 cans of choice Table  Fruits  100    "        "       "     3 pounds of Natural Leaf Japan Tea  _i<^_Ji^_^^������^8"cans-of-Str^arlesr^v^^  And  a great  many  other things' at  about the same rate  With our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year, we remain  Yours  truly,  FARLEY   &   SinpSON,  PROPRIETORS  ^  'f*'  <f>   <|><  ^  I Fine Perfumes from  Six Bits  To Six Dollars  In Cut and Plain Glass Bottles.  ���������   Vanstone's Drug Store   .���������  KATJFFMAX  BLOCK 797 NELSON'  iiiUAiiiAiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiitiiauiiiiUiiiialiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiuiiiiiiittiifUitiiiiiiiiiiiiii������ir  fTTTTTTTTtTTTXTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTk  h Just Opened  A Full Line  NEW GROCERY STORE       |  ^Groceries, ProvJ5ions, Etc. |  w Stock.     Everything First Class.     Prices Right. 3  We make a s^scialty of TEAS and COFFEES.   Give us a call. A  <T.   J&.-  IEVIITG  Sv  GO.     3  Applewhalte Block  Baker and Kootenay Streets.  Same block as Bank off Montreal. ��������� 819  SilJJLLUXUJJLLljill^  the genelle lumber co.   West Kootenay Butcher Co.  Are   now   able   to   fill   orders  in   any  part   of the  city with all  kinds  of  Rough   cjnd   Finishing  material.  Yard   at  present   south   of  C.   P.   R.   station.  Leave your order  with   Annable   & Christie,   opposite the   postoffice.  824 A'   E'   YOUNG,   AQENTi  MX^  E. C. TRAVES, Mgr.  Fresh am SaltedMeats  A Carload of  POULTRY  To arrive December 17.  818  ^^"���������^Christmas  Orders  filled   at....  NELSOIM.  V  KASLO.  SANDON,  QUARTZ CRMEK  f ���������-���������  *H&H**=  u-

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