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The Miner Apr 2, 1898

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 Whole Number 397.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, April 2, 1898.  Price Five Cents  THE CITY COUNCIL.  BUSINESS  TRANSACTED  AT   TEE  EEGULAfi MEETING.  N������������l   * Th������ni|iMn   Deny Cfcar������������*.-Tne  Neliwn School ttnenllon.���������InituruHre  t'ompanicN to fee Taxed.  The regular meeting of the city council was held on Monday evening; present  Mayor Houston, Aldermen Hillyer, Gilker, Malone nnd Teetzel.       ���������  After routine the public works committee reported referring the draft agree;  ment with H. J. EvanB for gas franchise!  to full council, as the committee did not  wish to make any changes io it. .;��������� The  report was received aud laid over until  next meeting of council for consideration.      I1,    '���������.    '   ;,; - ���������   7.   %  7   7    '(��������� ���������'', ������������������      7    g 'S    >  Tenders7" were received for grading  Water street as follows: Allan Bros.,  37 eta. per cubic yard for earth, $3 for  rock, $1.50 for loose rock, 15 cents per  lineal foot for culvert pipe. Newling &  Co., 30 cts. for earth, $1.15 for rock, 75  Cts. for loose rook, and 25 cents for culvert pipe. Noel & Thompson, 22 ots. for  earth, $125 for rock, 50 cents for loooe  rock and 10 ots. for culvert.  Aid. Teetzel moved, seconded by Aid.  Gilker that the contract be awarded to  Newling k Co.  Aid Hillyer atated that the way in  wbiob Noel k Thompson were robbing  tbe men employed by tbem on the Ward  street contract was a disgrace to the city.  It wna a clear robbery when men were  forced to board at a 97 per week botel  when tbey could get aa good accommodation for $6.  Aid. Teetzel suggested that it would  [ be better for tbe city to do the work by  day. labor and pay 82 than not to have the  contractor live up to the terms of the  contract regarding payment ot $2.60  wages. "'  Contractor Thompson of Noel &  fbompsou asked permission to address  |tbe council and stated tbat tbey were  paying tbe men 82.50 per day and if it  ould be proven otherwise tbey would  not ask for the return of tbeir certified  check beld by the city. The men were  allowed to board where tbey please and  (be contractors bave never token  a cut  rom married men.  Tbe mayor Bait) that if any meu came  arward and stated tbat tbey bad not  en paid 82.50 he would bee that they  jrere paid the difference out of the certified clieck. '  Ah������ Malone moved that the contract  awarded to Noel & Thompson but  (jiled to secure a seconder, and on motion  Aid- Hillyer it was decided to lay the"  aestion of awarding the contract over  [ntil next meeting ot council,  j Aid. Hillyer introduced a resolution  ygarding. the establishment of a ward  fliool in tbe east eud, pointing out tbat  ' tbat part of tbe oity there were a large  limber of children who found it iinpos-  >le to attend the present public school  account of distance and bad roads.  tTbe  mayor suggested that a  better  Try would bo to ask the provincial gov-  nment to make Nelson a city school  strict after July 1st  Dr. Arthur and  Mr. Geo  Johnstone  presenting  tbe Nelson school board  ere present and addressed the council.  [Dr. Arthur stated that their object was  secure tbe co-operation of the council  their efforts to induce the government  incrente  the appropriation  for   the  slson school. The board was   prepared  ask the government last year  that  Iilson be made o city school district but  und tbut the cost was going to be too  iavy. If the government could be  luoed to appropriate sufficient money  erect a 12-roomed central school, it  >nld place the district on a good foot-  : for taking over lhe schools.  A discussion on the best means of ac-  mplishing the purpose aimed at fol-  wed and it was finally decided that tbe  uncil and school board meet anddis-  the question on Thursday evening  t8o'cl6ck. '-".���������'���������"  On motion of Aid. Hillyer seconded by  d. Malone it was resolved that the  iersection of Baker and Josephine  ���������eets be macadamized, provided the  Iope'rty owners on.tbe four corners bear  e cost, the same to be deducted from  eir frontage tax in the event of Baker  eet being macadamized,  draft agreement made between John  !liott, solicitor for the city and(J. A.  kman representing the Nelson Land &  svelopment company was submitted to  3 'epuncil for approval.   The terms of  reement were that the city  pay the  mpany $50 damages and $200 costs in  nsiderationof theinjunction restraining  e corporation from trespassing on the  !>mpany's    property    being  dissolved,  lie question of compensation for land  tpropriated to be decided by arbitration,  motion the mayor was authorized to  like a settlement with the company and  [?port at next meeting of council.  Tho city clerk was authorized to write  tho Knrriloops' city couuoil in reply to  tbeir coiuaiunication io changes iu the  Liquor License Act, stating that the  Nelson city council did not desire to take  any action in the matter.  Sewer By-law No. 20 was reconsidered  and Anally passed. ( ^  The: mayor was instructed to purchase  a water gauge and havo the water service pipes extended to the city buildings.  The mayor brought up the question of  taxing Insurance companies doing business in tbe city. Although Nelson has  now nn excellent water system . and a  good Aire brigade, the insurauoe companies have so fur given no indication of  aoy intention of reducing tbe rates. They  should be forced to contribute. something to the revenue of tbe oity and he  suggested that a by-law bo introduced  imposing a license fee of $200 on each  company. Aid. Hillyer gave notiee of  such by-law.  On motion of Aid. Hillyer seconded by  Aid. Gilker, Chief Thompson of tbe Fire  brigade. President J. A. Turner of the  board of trade and J. J. Malone, chairmen of the board of works were appointed fire wardens nuder tbe provisions of  the fire limits by-law and A. L. McCullooh building iuspector. Council ad-  jourced.   - ���������-'.-  ACCIDENT NEAE YMIR.  BOARD OF TRADE.  A    SHORT  SES8I0N HELD  NIBHT.  LAST  Nan Blnwn to Piece* frmi Careless Mian*.  Una or Dynnniii*.  A sad accident happened at the Elise  mine on the Wild Horse creek near Ymir  on Tuesday evening, whereby a Finland-  er named Edward Meki lost bis life. It  appears tbat he was thawing out fifteen  sticks of dynamite in the oven of a stove  when it exploded and killed him instantly. ' His face and head were practically  blown to pieces and both arms and a leg  were blown off and a large bole made in  his stomach. Tbe cabin was entirely  wrecked, but the strangest part of it is  that a man was Bleeping within two feet  ot the stove, when the accident happened and escaped uninjured, while the  foot of the bed was blown away.  Dr. Arthur,coroner, went out on Thursday to Ymir and beld an inquest. A verdict of accidental death. due to bis own  carelessness was returned. Tbe funeral  of fbe renuiinsVas beld on Friday," and  i'ete the packer.deserves great credit for  getting up a subscription to provide a decent burial.  QBE SHIPMENTS-  anmmnry or Amount ������r,wre-an������l,Matte  exportea Ttem the Port or NclMn.  The ore shipments through tbe port of  Nelson, for the past week, nsgiveu below  were marked by no special feature except  that tbe Hall Miues smelter made a large  shipment of lead bullion, /the product of  the new lead stack. The shipments for  March aggregate considerable more than  for either of preceding months ot the  year but tho .values amount to leas, owing no doubt to the closing down of the  -TraiUsmelter.7The average bowever-for  the first three months of the present year  is close on $1,000,000 per month. Tbe  following are tbe figures for the week:  MATTE AND BULLION.  '"V" "7 7- TONS  Hall Mines (Copper Bullion)............        16  Hall Minos (Lead Bullion)...... ���������     ......        20  ORK  Lo Roi mine, Rossland   Pnjrno Mine, Sloean..     Queen Bess ���������   Idaho, Sloean....   Iron  Mack........... .-.......���������;   Last Chance.;.���������'..-;......'?.   Rambler .--...    .. .:���������.....  Montezuma   Reco . ......;.....  Miscellaneous   1680  370  20  170  80  80  ii  80  20  119  Total for tlio week      2700  -     Approximate Value.. S126.1GO  TOSS VAI.UK  Total for March     11.749 9 608,416  Total for February       8,678 949,138  Total tor January       9,500 T,197,������89  Total so far for 1S9S       29,927 2,815,042  Total for 1897. vl������ Revelatoke 719,134  Total for 1897, port of Nelson 55,271 7.6i:<,334  THE C0BBIN 0HABTEB.  Tbe Kettle Blver Valley Ballway Bill  Pause* the Committee Blaze.  The application ot the Kettle River  Valley railway company for a charter to  build into the Boundary creek district  passed the Railway (committee of the  House of Commons at Ottawa on a division, by, 54 to 48. Some amendments to  the bill were made, the most important  being one reserving to the Governor Gen-  eral-in-Council power to fix maximum  and minimum rates on ores and to cancel  the charter in case of evasion by the company.  Pctrolcnin Near Kuskonook.  R. Morrison of Kuskonook is inspecting a petroleum field, discovered last  winter by T. Ryan, about eighty miles  from Kuskonjpok. The Searchlight says  that samples will be sent to Nelson to be  analyzed and if they come up to expectations a company will be formed to develop the property. The Crows Nest Pass  railway passes through the petroleum  belt.  tetter   tram   Bni������lan4 Iwrd ������r  Trade  Received nnd Vlled.-By.Lawit  to fee Amended.  A meeting ot the South Kootenay  Board of Trado was held in the new  Board rooms over the Bank ot British  Columbia, on Friday evening at which  there was a large'attendance; Applications for membership were received from  C. R. Ford, Jacob Dover, J. R. Rowley,  T. W. Gray, A. H, Kelly, C. Hillyer, G.  H. Keefer 'and J. Hirsch, who were duly  eleoled members.  A letter was received from the: seore  tary of the Rossland Board of Trade complaining of an artiele written by the Nelson correspondent of the British Columbia Review, whieh the letter alleged contained mistatements regarding the British America Corporation and asking the  Board to take action in the matter.  On motion of Messrs. Fletcher and  Houston, the communication was received and placed on file.  The President stated that he had been  informed by CK H. Martin, traffic agent  of the N. & F. S. railway, that he bad  made arrangements with Mr. CroasduiU*  of the Hall Miues smelter regarding tbe  handling of ore and that the rate from  Hall Siding to Nelson had been reduced  to $1 per ton. If tbe Board desired, Mr.  Martin who was present would explain  the matter.  F. Fletcher thought-the matter was  settled by the report of tbe railway committee and tbe fact tbat tbe N. k. F. S.  railway bad mode a reduction in tbeir  rates showed that tbe Board bad accomplished tbe object aimed at He did not  think any apologies were required from  tbe company iu to why tbey bad acceded  to tbe request of tbe Board.  H. E. Croasdaile moved and T.G Procter seconded a rosolatfon .that, iial future  threeclearday������' notice be given of all meetings of the Board, that tbe business to  -acme np at tbe meeting b* stated *a> taw  notions and tbat oo resolutions be passed  and sent out from tbe Board of wbiob  notice is not given in tbe notices to members. Tbis motion gave rise to considerable discussion and was finally ruled out  of order by the president as conflicting  witb tbe by-laws of tbe Board. Mr;  Croasdaile then gave notice that at tbe  next meeting of the Board be would introduce a motion to amend tbe by-laws  along tbe lines of bis motion. A motion  to adjourn until April 12tb at 8 p-m. was  moved bv J. Houston seconded by J.  Roderick Robertson and carried.  There were several matters of importance to be brought before the Board*  espeoisllytbequestion^of^increased-ap-  propriation for schoorpurposes, but tbe  motion for adjournment postponed tbeir  consideration until April J2th when tbe  regular annual meeting for the election  of officers, etc., will be held.  BRITI8H COLUMBIA BBN0HEB8.  Jonn Vllfott et Nel������on te pefroent Beet-  enay Barrister.  Tbe ballots for tbe election ot Benchers  ot tbe British Columbia law society were  counted in Victoria last Saturday and resulted in the following gentlemen being  elected: Hon. C. E. Pooley, Q.C., H. D.  Helmckeu, Q.C., J. Stuart Yates, E. V.  Bodwell und F. B. Gregory, Victoria; I.  G. Phillips, Q.C., Charles Wileou, Q.C.,  and E. P. Davis, Q.C., Vancouver, and  John Elliott, Nelson. -These gentlemen  along with the Attorney General and Sir  Heury Crease and Hon. J.T. McCreigbt,  retired Judges of the Supreme Court, will  form the governing body of the law society for the ensuing year. Mr. Elliott  is the first practitioner from Kootenay to  have the honor of election as a Bencher.  Tne Delight Creap.  James McCreatb returned on Saturday  last from a visit to the Delight group on  Toad mountain,:bringing with bim some  fine specimens of rock from tbe miues.  Drifting on the lead is steadily progressing and the showing is improving with  development.  The architects of the city are kept  very busy .preparing plans for new  buildings to be erected during thecom-  ing sunimer. The prospects are tbat  the appearance of the city will be'more  changed by tbe erection of new buildings and other improvements than  during any other year in its history.  Uenlk Sentence Commnted.  Everybody in the Kootenay wil  remember the efforts made last fall to  find tho whereabouts of a miner named  Jack Quincy, who it was said, could  prove that Henry Craemer did not commit the murder of a woman and a child  in Seattle. Graemer was sentenced to be  hanged on Thursday of last week, but an  hour or two before the time set for execution, Governor Rogers commnted the  death sentence to imprisonment for life.  "Jndze" Evans Superannuated.  Benjamin Evans, the jolly, rotund  usher who attended His Lordship Jag.  tice Irving at the speciiil assize last week  has Iteeu superannuated on au allowanoe  of 1480 per year. For the past twenty  years "Judge" Evans as be was long ago  ohristened by tbe members of tbe provincial bar, bas been a familiar figure  around tbe 8upreme Court io Victoria  and was looked upon as almost at indis  Deniable an adjuoot to the dignity cf tbe  proceedings as tbe wigs and gowns of tbe  judges and lawyers. He entered tbe  public service on April 18th, 1878, and  always attended the late Sir Matthew  Baillie Begbie on his circuits through  the interior of the province. He is foil  of interesting stories and incidents of the  dispensing of justice in tbe early judicial  history of the province when it required  the strong band of the law and stern  jus*ioe to maintain order in the outlying  districts.     Cricks* steeling.  A faceting was beld in the office of Mr  W. If. Brougham on Weduasday evening  for tbe purpose of forming a cricket club  in Nelson. There were present Messrs!  Brougham, Hedley, Camming*, Macrae,  Thomson. Elliott, Fraser, Senkler, Hirsch,  and Burn*. Mr. John Elliott waa elected ottairmau and Mr. Fraser secretary of  tbajneeting. A provisional committee  eonitisting'of Messrs. Senkler, Hedley and  Thomson was formed whose duty inter  alia, shall be (1) To ascertain tbe views  of the city authorities as to the use of the  public recreation grounds for cricket.  (2) To canvas individual members of the  oity with the object of inducing them to  become members of the cricket club proposed to be formed. (3) to ascertain as  far as possible the probable cost ot the  necessary outfit for the club, and the  mean* of obtaining tbe same. (4) To  take sneb other steps as tbey may deem  advisable for promoting a cricket elub in  this* oity.  The .provisional committee were instructed to report at a meeting to be held  at the same place on Wednesday, April  6th at 8 p.m.  J. B0DEBI0S JtOBEBTSON EXPLAH8  His r**lti*a em tne Hallway *ne*t|an-I������  In Fnvar *r Contpetlnf lallwsra.  In conversation witb a Minkb reporter  Mr. J. Roderiok Robertsou,;.m������nager .of  tbe f<ondoa Md British Columbia Gold  Fields Ltd., expressed bia surprise at tbe  report wbiob appeared in tbe coast pa-  perir.regardiag tbe meeting of tbe mine  owners beld bare oa Saturday but Mt>  Robertson stated tbat there were actually preseet al the meeting tbe following  gentlemen: Messrs. CsoanJaile, Fieioher,  Procter, Selous, Robertson and Keen,  (Sec), although some few proxies were  beld by tbe Secretary,, wbo in answer to  a question stated to tbe meeting tbat tbe  givers of. these proxies bod not specifically directed bim to vote for tbe resolution wbiob was apt particularly set out in  tbe telegrams oalliog this special meeting. A petition to the government was  referred to by tbe president as having  been signed by tbe leading business men  of the oity, in opposition to the granting  of:������-cbarter:tortbe''Kettle^riveryalley  railway bnt on snbsequent enquiry it bas  been found that tbe petition bad not been  signed by a considerable number of merchants as it waa not approved by tbem.  Upon a resolution endorsing tbe petition, an amendment was moved by Mr.  Robertson as follows : "That tbis Association recognizing tbat tbe mine owners  and inhabitants of the Boundary creek  and Kettle river districts being primarily  and chiefly interested in the development  of tbat portion of tbe Domiuiou and tbat  tbey are best informed ot tbeir own needs  and requirements consider that tbe government should grant such railway chatters as may be desired by said operators  and inhabitants of tbe aforesaid district.  In speaking to tbe amendment which  failed to secure a seconder, Mr, Robertson expressed bis desire to see the fullest  development _ of railway competition  throughout the district aud called nttea-  tion to tbe great benefit Nelson derived  from having competing railwuy lines in  addition to its steamboat service. Mr.  Robertson is also of the opinion that the  construction of tbe line into tbe Boundary country would greatly benefit that  district and in all probability would ultimately induce the Canadian Pacific  railway company to parallel tbe Corbin  system as they have done in other sections of the country. The action of the  Board of Trade ot Nelson, looking to a  redaction of rates both on the C.P.R.  and N. &F. S. railways, ttc. shows that  the Board is alive to the necessity of  cheap and competitive rates in order to  the further development ot the commercial and mining interests to best. advantage. Mr. Robertson ia one of the earliest  investors in Nelson and the establishment of the headquarters of his company  here demonstrates tbat he considers Nelson tbe most central and convenient  point for their operation.  GENERAL LOCAL NEE  Want orConadenee Motion Defeated.  In tbe provincial legislature on Thursday J. Fred Hnme, M. P. P. moved a  WBDt of confidence motion in tbe government on tbe budget. The motion was  defeated on a party division of 13 to 18. ,  Ex-speaker Higgins and J. M. Kellie vot-}  ed with the minority. |  STENTS   OF   IHTEBXST   IN   AND  ABOUND NELSON.  Brief   Mention   er   Happening!  In   the  BUtrlet B-nrlng the rail  seven Bnfs.  P. Burns returned onThiimlay from  Calgary.  A week from to-morrow, April 10th,  is Easter Sunday.  F. S. Andrews of Sloean City registered at tbe Phair this week.  W. \V. West, of the outlet ranche  has purchased tbe steamer Halys.  N. F. McKay, barrister, of Kaslo  spent Wednesday in the city on legal  business.  There are a number of cuses of  whooping cough among the children  in the city.  Good progress is being made nu tbe  construction of the new C. P. R.  transfer wharf.  C. R. Forde of Henry Forde &Co. returned on Wednesday from a business  trip to Rossland.  HOn C. H. Mackintosh of the British  America Corporation is en route to  Rossland from London.  Marribd���������At Nelson on Wednesday  March 30, by Rev. R. Frew, Harry  McLeod to Mary Mclsaac  The 17th annual meeting of the Can*  adian Pacific railway company will be  held on Wednesday next.  J; N. H. MacLeod, cbief engineer of  the Crow's Nest Pass railway registered at tbe Phair on Monday,  Rev. Charles Ladner of Rossland  spent Wednesday in tbe, city, the  guest of Rev. Geo. H. Morden. >  Horace TBucke, barrister of Kaslo,  was in tbe city tbis week on legal  business witb tbe county court.  On tbe fifth page will be found some  interesting notes of the Quartz creek  district from our Ymir correspondent.  J. L. Retallack of Kaslb, passed  through Nelson on Monday, on a six  weeks' trip through the United States  Col. O. T. Stone of Kaslo, has returned from a two months' visit to  California greatly improved in health.  Mr. Houghton, formerly customs  officer at Rossland spent Saturday last  in Nelson. He expects to visit England shortly.  Miss Garretson of Spokane has  arrived in the city to take charge of  the^millinery departmentofMrsrMc-  Lnughlin's store.  P. J. Macdonald, provincial inspector of mines has gone to Victoria for  a short visit. He will return to  Kootenay about April 12th.  M. DesBrisay & Co's store has been  raised to the level of the sidewalk, and  is greatly improved thereby Iwth in  appearance and convenience.  Dr. Ryan of Goat river landing, G.  H. Garden and A. F. Proctor of the  Crow's Nest Pass railway survey registered at the Phair on Tuesday,  The Juno claim on Toad mountain,  above the Athabasca, three miles from  Nelson, is looking well. There is a six  foot ledge which gives good assays.  The improvements to the Phair  hotel have been commenced and the  carpenters, painters, kalsoininers,  and paper hangers are hard at work.  E. N. Murphy, contractor on the  Crow's Nest Pass railway and brother  in-law of H. D. Hume of the Hotel  Hume spent Wednesday in the city.  A petition signed by 1200 voters and  1300 others, asking that the provincial franchise be extended to women,  has been presented to the legislature.  Alex. S. Lee of Edinbtug, Scotland,  representing British capitalists and W.  OnvPatterson, a mining experfcof Bulu-  wayo, South Africa, are at the Hume.  W. F. Thompson of tbe Trail Creek  News, has disposed of his interest in  The Minsk to W. A. Jowett, and  intends   leaving shortly for Glenora.  Alfred Johnston, charged with seduction, is now in the provincial jail  awaiting trial, which takes place on  the 12th inst. before His Honor Judge  Forin.  Mr. Rex Macdonald, barrister, and  Mrs. Whitney, sister of Mr. K. Hedley, were married on Wednesday at  the Church of England by Rev. Mr.  Akehurst. '  F. R. Dunn who was'-'injured in  an  accident at the Kootenay Power Company's works at Bonnington Falls is  rapidly recovering the use of his injured limb.  Work on the foundation of the Odd  Fellows' new block at the corner of  Baker and Kootenay streets has been  commenced.  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mills mourn  the loss of their only child, an infant,  ten months of age, whose death occurred on Sunday morning last after  a brief illness.  The a mount of assessed value of  Greenwood City, according to the  assessment roll just completed is $251,-  095, an increase of $47,000 over the  assessment of 1807.  Rev. A. W. Sheppard, Presbyterian  missionary at Ymir, was in the city on  Wednesday en route to the Silver  King mine where he held service on  Wednesday evening.  L. B. Hamlin, the engineer sent by  the British Columbia government to  report on tho navigability of the  Hootnlinkwa river died early in  February at Dawson City.  The men building the trail to tbe  Last Chance mine have finished their  work, and Mr. Wilson leaves on Monday to put a force of men at work  building the houses.  Braden Bros, of the Pilot Bay smelter have purchased the Steamer Ainswortb, which will be placed on the  route betwoen Kuskonook and Bonner's Ferry for a tri-weekly run. \  The regular meeting of the Ladies'  Hospital Aid society will be held on  Monday April 4th. in the Presbyterian  ehurch, at 3 o'clock. The ladies of  Nelson are cordially invited to atteod.  The telephone line between Swansea  and Fort Steele by way of Cranbroo*  has been completed and will be extended to other points in East Kootenay as rapidly as the work can be  done.  D. Wadds of Nelson and Miss E. E.  Medlock pf Vancouver were married'  at the Church of Ens^fjcl in Rossland  hy Rev. Mr. Irwin on Saturday last,  and arrived In Kelson the same evening.  It is reported at Fort Steele that  CoL Baker '-.will bo .opposed by'Mi-.  Baillie, editor of the Fort Steele Prospector at the approaching general  elections for the representation of  East Kootenay.  The Cranbrook Herald is the latest  addition to the Miner exchange list.  The first issue bears date March 22nd,  is well printed and well edited. The  Herald "stands for Cran brook first,  last and all the time."  A sitting of the county court was  held this week with His Honor Judge  Forin presiding. There were a large  number of cases up for hearing and  judgment" in "every- easebutdie was ~  given in favor of the plaintiffs.  It is stated that the early construction of the Nelson and Bedlington railway is ,u certainty and is not dependent upon the report of the final surveys or anything else, and work will  begin before the first of May,,  The members of the Rossland Bar  Association say tbat the government  appropriation of $5000 for a new court  house is altogether iuadequale and  have passed a resolution to that effect.  They think the amount should Imj  doubled.  The examination of candidates lor  admission to practice as Provincial  Land Surveyors in the Province of  British Columbia will be held at the  office of the Hon. Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works, Victoria; on  Monday, April I.  The conference to be beld on Thursday evening between the.School Board  and the City Council regarding schoo  matters failed to materialize owing to  there being no quorum. The only  -membersof the council wbo attended  were the Mayor and Aid. Hillyer.  R. W. Bacom of Yinir, spent Tuesday  in Nelson purchasing his stock for a  new hardware store which he is opening iu that lively mining camp. Mr.  Baconi stated that he could do almost'  as well with the Nelson dealers as he  could with the large eastern wholesale  houses.  The entertainment given in the  Methodist church under the auspices  of the Nelson Lodge I.O.G.T. on Monday night was a great success socially  and financially. The church was  crowded to the doors and each number on the programme was well  received.  Rossland was made a chief port of  entry yesterday with D. II. McDonald  as collector of customs. W. S. Keay,  late of the Trail office will be chief  clerk in the Rossland office and Mr.  Stevens will be sub-collector at Trail  and Mr. Patterson sub-collector at  Sheep creek. THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.  %kt JStner.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays, and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies ti vo cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rale of S3 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  nt the rate ot 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cent* per line for each sub-  sequentiinwrtlon. Advertisements runninic  for shorter period than three months are  claused transient.  AU, COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor must  . be accompanied by the name and uddresa  of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but ns evidence of good faith.  THE I.AItKL on your paper shows the duto on  which your paid np subscription expires.  If in arrear* kindly remit and sec that the  date is changed, which should be sulllclcut  .  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in flrst-ratc style at the  . shortest notice,  ���������nones*  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  "&  LODGE MEETINGS.  kelson lodge, no. aa a. f. &a.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Visiting brethren invited.  G. L. Lennox, Secretary.  17 O. O. P.    Kootenay Lodge,  No. 16, meets every Monday night,  al theii  Hall, Kootenay sfect.  Sojourning Odd-Fellows cordially Invited.  WM. HODSON; Secretory.  .NELSON   LODGE^No. 25. K. of P.,  ^meets in Castle hall, McDonaldblock  " every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  All visiting knights cordially invited,  J. J. Maloxe.CC '  Geo. Partridue, K. of R. and S.  NELSON  LODGE.  I. O. G.    T.   ��������� Meets in  ������raUyi8nvited. '-^4*5^  Jons Tklkokd, Scc'y.  NELSONS  SONS    OF  QUEEN   NO.  241,  ENGLAND,  meets  (La ft III   second and fourth Wednesday of  SO E- H   each month at K. of P. Hall. Mac  (i. Jl)  Donald Block,   cor. Vernon and  ^^s^   Josephine streets.   Vwlting breth.  era corcfiallrinvited.        Ebneot Kino.  Chas. H. Fabkow. Worthy PresMont.  Secretary.  SATURDAY. APRIL 2. 18G8.  CROWS NEST LINE ROUTE.  discrepancy between tbe total value  of mineral'' exports given frr  West Kootenay and tbat already  published by tbe local journals. Probably both aro right. The mining  papers get their information from tbe  Customs as tho ore leaves the country,  whereas Mr. Curlyle's figures arc made  up from the returns after the ore has  been sampled at the smelter. These  returns may not come in for weeks.  Then there is the difference in tbe  price of silver between the time of  shipment and the receipt of tin.' returns, all of which affect tha figures  given. Though tho local figures are  not wrong, it would be best to accept  Mr. Carlyle's and the mineral export  for West Kootenay fur 1S97 may  therefore be put down at - 3(1,705,70&  Of this the Sloean contributed tbe  lion's share, $!$,230,08G, Rossland sent  out 82,097,280 and Nelson $789,215. The  increase over the figures for 1S93 is to  be especially noted.  In his opening remarks Mr. Carlyle  strongly censures the action of a certain class of company prior to the  passing of last year's Company's Act,  and further on in his account of the  Illecillewaet division, he has some  pointed remarks to make as to the  management of a certain celebrated  concern.  A point which has caused much stills the proposal that the government  should require a certain amount of  work to be done on a claim within 9'J  days of the date of location, irk order  to hold it. There is much common  sense in the suggestion which is apparently based upon the regulations  in force in our Australian colonies.  But it will not commend itself to the  prospector, and on the eve of a general  election his feelings are not unlikely  to be consulted.  With this report Mr. Carlyle takes  leave of the public and retires to the  congenial seclusion of a large salary  from a big concern, which he most  heartily deserves, The province has  been the gainer for his services during  the short time that he has been iu its  service and in saying farewell to him  we are sure that we carry the feelings  of the whole miuing community with us,  when we wish him every possible success in his new occupation and hope  that his employers will benefit as much  by his ability as British Columbia has.  claims at the head of Lemon creek.  The L. & B. 0. Goldfields very properly receive $1000 as part of the cost of  the excellent road they have made  from Ymir town to Yinir mine, which  benefits a large section of country.  PROFESSION Al CUIUS.  SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.  The Spanish American affair has  reached a crisis which will be settled  one way or the other by the time these  lines are in print. In spite of the find-  in? of the American Court of Inquiry  the Maine incident seems to have dropped entirely out of the negotiations.  The government at Washington has  announced its intention of interfering  in Cuba and gave Spain until yesterday to say what she is going to do  about it. Spain is apparently casting  altout for a graceful way of backing  down and will probably do so under  cover of the *��������� good offices " of France.  In the meantime the funds: keep up,  which is a sure indication that the" financiers of Europe are of the opinion  that there will be no war, and their  opinion menus a good deal.  DKS  HALL & IIAWKKY. PHYSICIANS  and Sur������ooTi'--7 Office, linker St. corner  \Vardlt���������&n' It. C.   Telephone TI   <M3  A     II. IIOLDICH. ASSAY��������� AND ANA,  A.,   lytlcal Chemist, Hull s reel, Nelson. 701  L.  U.   If AUltlSON.   BAHiUSTKR.   NO-  tury Public, Slocun City. 451  M.  II. c.  L. GKIMMKTT. LL. D., BAHKISTRIt,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc., Sandon  (134)  SAND1LANDS, GKNKHAL AGKNT          re   I -   --���������  ���������  Sandon, H. C,  ii.   l.;iie Jnsuiiince~and"Mining   lir������JI1?|^���������  LKTCIIKIt S. ANDREWS, HAK1USTKH.  Solicitor, etc.    Solo Agent for the Cana  dian  Kire Insurance Co.     lteul hstats and  Mining properties for sale.   Sloean City. B.C.  (5411  F  The  Gem   Blue   Flame Oil   Stove  Made by the Dangler Stove and Manufacturing Go.  CLEVELAND,   OHIO.  Unequalled for  . . .Simplicity, Safety and Convenience..; . .  The Gem Blue Flame Oil Stoves are made of the very best  material and with the latest improved machinery. The  Manufacturers are the Patentees of many valuable features  used only on the Gem.      Call and examine them.    : :  GIOKE. BUItNET te CO., PROVINCIAL  T and Dominion Und Surveyors and Civil  Engineer*. Nelson, II. C. ltooiu No. 4, ovor  Tliunison te Co.'������ Book Store. oil  All  Supplies  And  Fittings  Thomson Stationery Co.  Flies  Rods  Casts  Hooks  Trolls  V. C. r.AMllU; J.I'. FRANCIS J. O'RklLLY.  M. Inst. C.li.   M. Can. Soc. CK. Assoc. M. lust. C.I..  M. Am. Soc. CLi.   IM..S. lor ll.C. IM..S. for 11 C.  (Lute Kes. Kan. I*!'- <���������< ''"^ wk-��������� Rossfeuul. H.C.  of Canada in ll.C.)  Nelson, H.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEERS,      9      9      9  9     PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS.  Accountants and General Agents.  AgcnU Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON . -       (7871        - B. C.  J ...The...        t-  {"Alaska'}  | Mining Bootf  NELSON   HARDWARE  OBALBRH IN  CO.  7S3  Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc.  We   Spring   Our  ng  Today. Latest American  (among others J.B. Stetson)  English,  Canadian Blocks  $2.00 and Up  It is really positively shocking, the  way in which the Canadian  Pacific  Railway fetuses to take advantage of  tbe advice proffered hy the Rossland  Miner.     It   would   save   Sir William  Van Home and Mr.O'Shaughnessy a  great  deal   of  worry it they would  leave the m������negement ot their Kootenay aflWr* In the hands of that estim-  . utile Journal, which hy the way when  It  Wishes to give sonic weight to its'  words borrows our title and calls itself  THE   MINER-   It  must  of course be  galling to i;ho _master mind  which  directs  the course of the paper to see  its best . laid schemes   so  often go  ���������'aglay," (possibly this may not lie the  correct word but it is intended to be  Scotch for wrong) and we are sorry to  have to give it another shock.   Last  week it declared categorically that the  Crows Nest Pas* line would do some  little mountain climbing in tlie back  country of the Salmon river anil finally  descend upon Trail and proceed thence  on its"way westwards -having sidetracked Nelson.   We are fortunately  in a  position to   say  that however  right and  proper such  a route may  appear to our Bossland contemporary  the recent surveys of the country have  proved to the,, men who manage the  C.P.H.  that it is utterly impracticable,  and they still have the railway under  their control.     On  the   other   hand  fresh surveys have removed many of  the difficulties which were anticipated  in the  route to Nelson by way of Hal-  four, and that route will be adhered to.  THE" MINING REPORT.  LIMITED.  382  DRESS and MANTLE  MAKING  PRICES REASONABLE  Call at Latimer Street, Third  .House  East   of   Brewery..  870 ...   MISS E. FIELD.  THE ESTIMATES.  The annual report of the Minister of  Mines is a bulky volume of 010 pages.  It was our lot some years ago, when  British Columbia was hardly known  and   people    in    Victoria  had  hazy  notions of how to reach Kootenay, to  point out than one of the best ways of  attracting attention   to the country  was  to issue a good mining report, to  show the-world that what Australia  and South Africa could do, we could do  also.   It was true that there was not  much material out of which to construct a report^  but there was something.   In 1803"a small pamphlet was  Issued from thic offlce and met with  considerable success.   It contained all  the information about West Kootenay,  then obtainable, which was sufficient  to   show   thoughtful  men   that   the  country was worth looking into.   Its  object was to draw attention to the  country, and as it was copied largely  into some of the London papers, this  was  accomplished.     It is gratifying  today to look on the report before us.  The importance of issuing such a document has been recognized and  in Mi  Carlyle's hands the work has been, so  excellently carried out that the province may at once boast of his work and  of  the  great   progress   made  in the  development   of   her natural riches,  which has afforded him material for  his production.  The book commence^ with tabular  statements of the most useful kind,  showing the production of each district  The estimates have lieen laid on the  table. The revenue is put down at  81,453,389 and the expenditure at  $1,992,609, leaving a deficit of half a  million in round figures.  It is quite,possible that the government will be blamed for proposing to  incur such a debt. A rabid opposition  journal would just seize on such a  chance as this and prate, till all is blue,  about carelessness and extravagance.  While by no means approving of the  general conduct of the public business  by the present government we cannot  withhold our approbation of the brave  step they have now taken. It is quite  possible that the coining elections may  have hod something to do with it;  but nevertheless credit is due to the  ministers for a statesmanlike and  sound financial policy. In other words  they recognize the elasticity of our  finances and the _rapidly.increasing  growth and prosperity of the province.  Future populations will lie quite ready  to bear their share of the expenditure  which has provided them with roads  bridges and other advantages.  The principal items of the.estimated-  receipts ere 8212,689 from the Dominion  of Canada, including the grant  per capita on a population of 98,173.  Looking a little further on we find the  estimated  income from Revenue Tax  amounts  to only $95,000.    Speaking  broadly that means that the government only expects to collect this tax  from    one-third-  of  the  population,  The  proportion of adult males must  be greater   than this,   and  the  tax  should be made to produce, a larger  sum.    Here in  Kootenay the. amount  collected is exceedingly disproportion-  nate to the population.   Free miners  certificates   are   expected   to   return  !jil75,O00and general   mining   receipts  $165,000, a total  of $340,000,  most of  which will come out of Kootenay.  The chief items pf expenditure are  public debt, $295,000. Civil government (salaries) $145,710. Administration of justice, $295,008, Education,  $280,022 and public works, $620,200.  The last of these is the most interesting because it at once affects our pockets, not in the way of extracting  taxes bub by putting dollars in. It is  gratifying to note that the government has behaved liberallv towards  Kootenay, and Nelson has no cause to  grumble at her share of the good  things. The local works for which  money is provided are, Rossland Court  house, $6000; Nelson Court house, $4000;  lockup at Ymir, $600. Grant for con-;  struction of civic building at Kaslo to  be used for government purposes  when required, $2000. $4000 for the  Nelson public schools and $1000 for the  Nelson wharf; $300 each for the Nelson  and Rossland fire departments and  $200 each for those at Trail and Kaslo.  $-10,000 is allotted for roads and bridges  in the south riding of West Kootenay  in addition .to special grants of $18,000  for roads, etc., in the Trail district and  $8000 for the Six Mile creek road, lead  Seeds  Garden  Flower  Uiwji Grass  Seeds  We have a full  Stock of the above  r\*- ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������"���������  Cli ��������� e e e *  Eastern Prices  tat  LIMITED.  ...    AND   ...       ,   -   ���������   :  DRESSMAKING  Mrs. Kempling bas just received a 7  stock of First Class Milmneby  in all the Latest styles, from Loudon  and Paris.    ���������  .��������� . ���������   ���������   ���������   ���������  A * CALL * IS * SOLICITED.  Ladies' own material made up  ���������. -���������  .    at a very low rate    .    7  STORE    ON    WARD    STREET  88C(Formerly occupied by Fern Cigar Store)  P; Oi STORE  (*)  J. A. GILKER  DMION  REOirrtMO MURCH.  !������������������������.  PATENTED JUIT,  1M4.  The "ALASKA" Mining Boot 1������ made  of the very best materials, and the  patented corrugated edge protects the  boots and doubles its life. It is made  either with rubber or leather inner and  outer soles. No other boot, at any price,  Is better than the "Alaska," and miners  ���������honld ask their outfitters to show It to ^  them, bee that the name of maimfac- ,  turers is stamped on iuside of legging.,,  Tli* C������n������dUn Rubber Co.     J  Manufacturers, ~  Montreal,    Toronto,    Winnipeg.  Manufacturers also of  m.   Camplne Blanket*, *lrf������How������,  [ ^Rubber Glovee, etc. ,  ^.4444444444444444*^  THE MERCHANTS'  IXCORl'ORATED-sSfy  0AOTAI. PAID-UP      -     -      $1,500,000.00  BE8T        -     -        -     ~        U75.000.00  HMD Omici. HALIFAX. N.������.  T. E. Kenny, Esq., President,  D.  H. DUNCAN, Cashier.  Branches and Correspondents in tlio principal  Cities in tho Provinces. United States and  Groat Britain, and at Vancouver, Kossland  Nanalmo and Nelson, B.C.  A   general ' banking -business   transacted.  Sterling Bills of Exchange bought ������nd sold.  Letters ot credit, etc, negotiated.   Accounts  and deposits received on most favorable terms.  GEORGE  KYPD,  817 Manager Nelson Branch.  GO TO THE  KOOTENAY   HOTEL  For a Good Mug of Beer  out of the new Mugs  recently arrived from Spokane.   The Hotel has been  Newly f Fitted f Throughout  Dining  of    Mr,  891  Room   in   charge  Joseph   Paquin.  MRS. MALLETTE, PROP.  It is li Mi  That you nan get the best Life Policy  for tho Lowest Premium in ....  Ontario  Mutual  #*-.*.   7*  It is one of the oldest and  strongest Companies in Canada,  aud the only Canadian Company  which pays 100 per cent, ot ita  profits to policy holders.  '���������"-'*     *   ' * - *  J. E. ANMBLE/d^l^������ct:  RT   TYDTnJV   Puovisciai.  , li. JJIbUXlI, manaubr.  883  MILLINERY  KOOTENAY   LAKE * GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  5-������ar l>r year.   There is a consjderahle ' ing from  the Outlet to the groups of,  AU persons contributing $.t.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $ i o.oo subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th l89^'  Mrs.    McLaughlin   has  just received her Stock of  Spring Millinery in all the  Latest American and Canadian Styles.  The regular opening  will  take place about April ist.  701  R  E  0  P  E  N  I  N  Q  After this date Messrs  .   .  WEST    &     EMERSON  .    .    WILL FILL NO ORDKKS FOB  COAL,  WOOD  OR  LIME  :   :   :   Unless accompanied by .:-";' :  spot cash;  Kelson, March 39th, 1898. 88*  $S  MBIE  PQ  CQ  1=  B  B  E  B  B  E  BTJBBEB  CO  (oT0)  Meats, Teas, Coffees, Fruits an4 Vegetables,  and canned, and other Groceries. A first  assortment.  dried  class  T������  SOL*  AOINT8  IN   gOOTCXAY   FOR  OktH  *   HorrU'  4������m������,   PicKle*.   etc.^  KOOTENAY SUPPLY OO,  WHQk*������������fcl ���������������������������'       3STB3LSOIS3-.  We have just unloaded a car of Vancouver Sugar which   we are offering  ���������very^cheapr^-^^1^^^  Besides  MB  the 100 lb. sks. we have it  in 10 and 20 lb. cotton sks. Very nice  for families.  Our stock is the largest in the city.  Nearly everything bought in car lots and"  we can undersell the lowest.  Kindly inspect our goods and get  prices. Always a pleasure to show you  what we have to offer.  M. Des BrUay & Co.  . Emory 6 Walley ��������� 7  MEN'S  PURNISH1N6S,   CWTHIN6, HATS, Etc  Hare opened -on Baker Street with the above Une of food*.  Stock ia not ret  Complete bub new foods are arriving every few d������r������.  We are Agents for  Kenedy & DOUglaS,       Merch������t Tailors,  TOltOfl ft McKay, Fl������e Custom surt Makers,  Toronto  Hamilton  .    .    X full line of Sample* of   the Newest  things. for Spring )  ���������      ���������   EMORY ft WALLEY.  Mail Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention, P. O. Box 118, Kelson.  (885)  THE GENBLLE &  CO;  Have all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Sash, Doors and Turned Work  Kept   in   Stock.  OFFICE NEAR C.  824  P. R. STATION.   .    .    .  A.   E.    YOUNG,   AQENT. THE MINEfc NELSOft,*. C��������� SATUfcDAVi APRIL a.  International Narigalion ������ Trading Colpuv,  LIMITED.' '    *"  Kootenay Lake and.Hivkk.  Summer Can). .    Kffective March 15.18113.  South b'nd,   S.S. International.  North b'nd;  Road down Read up  Traiul.va 1.00 p.m. Sandon 10.50 a.m. Train Ar  ���������'     Ar  3.4;i   "       IfnSlo    8.00   " "    I.V  Iloat L'vg .i.4i a.m.   Kaslo   8.10 p.m,  Boat Ar  0.45 " .A ins worth 7.10  '.'���������  7.13" Pilot, Bay   6.30   "        -  "'  7.4.5 "    Balfour    6.00   '.���������,...-.-:  "  il.00 "  5 Mile Pfc.  5.10  S.45 "    Nelson. .   4.45  Traiii Ar 12.58 p.m. Northport 1.00 "Train Lvs  "        2 SO "   Rossland   12.00 noon  6.10"  Spokane    8.00 a.m.  Sandon-Kasio train dally.   Boat  ftnd Spokane train daily except Sunday.  8.8. Alberta.  Train Lvs 1.00 p,m, Sandon 10.30 a.m, Train Ar  "      Ar 8.45 "      Kaslo    8.00   "        ".  Lvs  Boat Lvs  ft.OO"     Kaslo     1'������ "   'BoatAr  8.20 *' Alnsworth 11.40 p.m.  ".-'     7.<0"   Pilot Bay 1100" "   ,  10.00 " Kuskanook 8.00  12.00 " Goat River 0.00  l898.  " THE YAGABIES OF FATE  1.00a.m. Bound'y 5.00 "  8.00 " Jlonnors Vy 2.00 "  Train Lvs 11.40 "  Bro Ferry 1.15 ������������������  Boat Ar  2.15 "   Spokano  lion t Lvs  Train Ar  7.00 a.m.    " Lva  Sandon-Kaslo train daily.   Boat leaves Kaslo  for above  points Tuesdays nnd .Saturdays.  , Returning on Wednesdays and Sundays,  Meals and berths not included.  Passengers on 8. H, International from Nelson, Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay  Lake south of Pilot - Bay, will connect at that  point with the S.S. Alberta.  Passengers for Nelson via S.S, Alberta, from  points south of Pilot Bay can by arrangement  with purser have siop-over at Pilot Bay or  Alnsworth. or connect wilh 8.8. International  at Kaslo.  The company's steamers connect Kootenay  Lake and Sloean points with all points in the  United States and Cauudu, by way of Spokane  and Kootenay River.  Tickets sold nnd .baggage checked to all  points by pursers on steamers or at our office.  a. ALEXANDER. Gen. Mgr.  P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  Spokane Falls A  Northern R'y.  Nelson A Port  Sheppard R'y.  Ned Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route without change  of oar* betweea Nelson and Bouland and  Spokane and Rowland.  (Daily Exoept Snnday)  Leave 9.20 a,m. HELB0H Arrive 5.35 p.m.  "   11:45 "   EOSSL'D    "    255   "  "    8-00am.SPOKANE   "   6.40p.m.  JAS.McMILLAN&CO.i  INOOMPOIMTtD.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  300*212 FIRST Aviv NORTH,  MIN NCAPQLIS,   ISA I IM IM.  Branch: 55 wharf st., VICTORIA, B. 0.  J. A. BROWNE, Manaoch.  WShlpmenU Solicited. Write for Circular."^  Have  You   Tried  :-m> Passengers (or Kettle Biver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stagn  Daily.  C0UTOU & WESTERN BY.  Schedule  EFFECTIVE   MONDAY NOV.   22,  1897.  Smoking   Tobacco?  Do you .want Type? Do you want laifcf  Do you want to trade Presses?  Do you want to trade Paper Caller*?  Do you want anything In tho Printing Machin  6C9  ery line? "It so write to  TORONTO TYFK FOWNDaVf CO.  ff*s Card������va 81., Vaaceaver, B.  WESTBOUND  P.M.   I'.M.   r.M.  No. 5 No. 3 No. I  KASTI30UND  P.M.   p.m.: P.M.  No. 2 No. 4 No.������  fc<5 9*0.HOBSON...8:00 2:30  5.00   2:00    lMW...TRAIL....7:00   12:55    1:15  3:15    11:15.KOSSLAND .6W 12:00 m.  .No's, land2 connect with C. P. It. mainline  steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at  Robson.  No's, 3 and  and Kossland.  4 are local trains between Trail  No'". 5 nnd 0 are local train* between Trail  and Robson. No. 6 connect* with train No. t  from Rowland.     .  All train* dally.  T. P. OUTELIL'S, Gen. Supt.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  saw rm-fc  Nelson  Office and  Yard  FOOT OF HENORYX STREET.  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Stanley had been in the army,  married,died and had left one son, called  after his uncle, Ralph. Meredith, the  youngest of the three brothers, had  originally no profession, but had traveled  much in Southern lands, mainly for the  sake of his health, which was always  dellcatu. About fourteen years before his  death he was at Malaga, where he fell  desperately In love with Inez Fontanllla,  whom he had first seen performing, at the  Opera House there, under an assumed  name, and whom he eventually married,  being much struck, not only with her  beauty and accomplishments, but, as he .  afterward discovered, by her many vlr-l  tuea.  The announcement of this marriage,  under the circumstances, gave great  offence to his elder brother, Ralph, and  had the effect of completely estranging  them���������a sad calamity to poor Meredith,  who was dependent upon his brother's  bounty.  In his altered circumstances a little  daughter was born to him,and his wife's  resources being almost expended, he was  obliged to turn his undoubted talents as  a musician and painter to the best /advantage, for the sake of those so near  and dear to him. If his brother, Ralph,  had only read the letter whioh Inez had  sent to him; recording her, true history,  all might have been so> different; but he  remained obdurate, and had. returned  every.letter they had addressed to him,  unopened. ���������.'   ^ ���������;'}_���������  Although Meredith had wooed and won  Inez as an opera singer, her family was  really more ancient and aristocratic than  his own, and had numbered amongst  them many dons and grandees of sunny  Spain. Unfortunately, however, she was  left when very young to the guardianship  of the family lawyer, who had died a few  years afterward, leaving all his professional concerns to a younger partner..  This miscreant, having first tried to obtain a hold; upon her affections, and  being unsuccessful, at length slunk  away, no one knew whither, taking with"  him the whole of Inez's fortune, which  was very considerable.  Poor Inez was for a time Inconsolable,  but being highly accomplished, ultimately resolved to preserve her independence  by turning her artistic' talents to ao-  count, and had accepted an engagement  at the opera house, where ber fresh  young voice and striking beauty proved  a great success, and won nwaj hearts,  including that of Meredith Vernon.  During the fourteen years which followed their marriage, Ralph made no  sign of relenting, and Inez, haying resumed her professional duties, she and  Meredith managed to eke but a fairly  comfortable existence. In the meanwhile  the little Inez was growing lip. a source  of unalloyed happiness and comfort to  her parents.  At length poor Meredith died from the  immediate effects of a chill, his health  having been so delicate for year* (past  that he had no recuperative energy left  with which to withstand the inroads of  an acute disease.  His last efforts were spent in  commit-;  ting the future of his darling wife and  child to the care of bis brother, but even  this communication remained: unanswered,  although it was not returned.  '   * ������   :-     >   7   '������ ���������    "���������   *���������- .  Ralph .Vernon's nephew, familiarly  known as "Master Ralph," had been  brought up by his uncle at Folgate Towers, where he was allowed to do much as  he pleased. He was, however,'* brave,  high-spirited lad, whose natural disposition fortunately enable him to overcome  the spoiling process to which he had been  subjected for several years, in fact  since the death of his mother, which had  happened whon he was about 8 years of  age.  He was brought up as his uncle's heir,  and no expense waa spared on his education, a public school having succeeded  private tutors at St John's College,  Cambridge, succeeded Eton.  His uncle was very punctillious and  irascible, as young Ralph for some undergraduate Indiscretion managed to get  "rusticated," the vials of bis ancle's  wrath were outpoured upon him, so that  he was dismissed from his roof, and sent  into the world with a paltry allowanoe,  just enough to supply him with actual  necessaries.  Young Ralph, was, however, as proud  as his uncle, and determining to carve  out a way of bis own In the world, went  to London, where by means of private  tuition and journalistic work he got introduced Into the family of a Cabinet  Minister, to whom he ultimately became  private secretary.  During his leisure, out of the Parliamentary Session, he cultivated his inherent literary tastes, and had already published some poems and essays which had  been very favorably reviewed.  He was now becoming successful, and  a bright future was opening up before  him; his success being all the more  pleasing and meritorious, being the reward of his own unaided industry and  effort.  He had been working hard for about  three years���������three years, which although  not without many cares and sorrows, he  could now look back upon as, perhaps,  the happiest In his life, for there is no  pleasure so unalloyed as that which  springs from independent, manly effort,  in the cause of right and truth, and no  happiness so pure as that which comes as  the fruition of noble conduct which has  achieved success.  Before leaving his chambers In St.  James' one morning he found a telegram  awaiting him which he opened eagerly,  as he had for some days been expecting  to hear from a publisher to whom he  had submitted the Ms. of his latest work  ���������an historical romance. His surprise  may therefore be conceived when he  read as follows:���������  "Como to Folgate Towers at onoe.  your undo is seriously ill, and wishes to  see you without delay.���������Blake.".  "My uncle 111, and he has sent for  me!", were the words which first trembled  from his lips, as he recovered from the  shock which the sudden and unexpected  news bad imparted to him. His mind  was busy with the past now, and, like  one who had heen nearly drowned, memories succeeded each other in such rapid  succession that he had almost forgotten  tho cause which   prompted  them.     He  thought of his father and mother, and of  his short-lived childhood passed with  them���������then of his first appearance at  Folgate with hia widowed mother���������his  uncle's welcome���������the beauties of his new  home, the kindness of everybody to him.  And as he thought of poor old Blake, bis  uncle's faithful factotum, who had signed  the telegram, and who had often screened  his youthful delinquencies, he felt the  tears silently tridkllng down his cheeks  as an unconscious; attestation of how  deeply he had been moved.  Suddenly reodllecting, however, the Import of the message, he called the manservant of his chambers, and whilst this  imperturbable old party packed his portmanteau, he hurriedly swallowed some  breakfast, wrote some necessary notes to  account for hia absence, and started off  by the 10.10 express to the honia of his  youth.  He took a second class single ticket to  Carnforth, tha nearest station to the  Towers, haying previously despatched a  telegram to Blake, saying he was coming, and to send the dog-cart to meet  bim on bis arrival. He had Just time to  eatch the train, and entered a oompart  ment which he was unfortunate enough  to find empty, and thus he was left to  muse over his past life and its earlier  associations in connection with the object of his present journey.  Finding himself alone he threw himself at full length upon the seat and indulged his memory to his heart's content.  It was one of those carriages divided  into three compartments, by means of  partitions half-way to the roof, and Ralph  occupied the middle one without having  previously notloed whether the others  were occupied or not.  He had not, however, proceeded far on ���������  his journey before he was made aware of  some One being In the compartment next  to his, In the direction In whioh the  train was going, by sundry noises which  had not hitherto assailed his ear. Presently he heard a sweet but exoited voice  exclaim in a slightly foreign accent:  "Please don't stare at me so; it is rude,  and no gentleman would do so."  The only answer to this remark was a  kind of guttural noise, between a cough  and a groan.  Again the sweet voice, as if in desperation. "How rude you are. Oh, please  don't. Do put down that horrid pistol,  or I'll summon the guard."  "WW you, -^you, willyou?" said  ber tormentor, who was evidently about  to seize hold of her, when ber screams  for help brought Ralph to bis feet in a  moment, and vaulting readily over the  partition whlsh divided them, he saw  that the poor girl bad fainted, whilst her  assailant stood over ber with a revolver  in his hand.  To disarm him was but the work of a  moment, as the tremulous, drink-sodden  ruffian was no match for the wiry, sinewy  form of Ralph, who caught him by the  throat and asked him authoritatively  what he meant by bis conduct in assailing in suoh a cowardly manner an unprotected ladyf  "So likt herr-so like ber," was all  Ralph could get out of him; so quietly  pocketing the revolver, and giving the  fellow suoh a shake as almost sent bim  through the window of the carriage, he  threw bim on the seat, and without mora  ado tied bis ankles, also his wrists together, with the idea of keeping the  wretch quiet until they reached the next  .station.   ,���������  Having thus secured the abject scoundrel, who now alternately groaned and  cried for mercy, Ralph directed his attention to the poor girl, who was still  lying unconscious In one corner of tbe  carriage.  ' Ho was much struck l-y the l������������nty of  her face, which looksd P** ������������������������ ��������� of ������  sleeping angel, for her low, broad forehead, her exquisitely-shaped nose and  sweet little mouth seemed Indeed angelic  in their loveliness, whilst the pallor of  her brow, cheeks and lips made ber all  the more interesting. Her hair and eyelashes were of a deep chestnut color, the  former being simply coiled at the back  of her head, and the latter thick and  long. Her figure was petite, but perfect  In its symmetry and development, and  ber little gloved band showed breeding  and refinement.  She was neatly but not expensively  dressed In mourning, and Ralph as he  gazed at her and thought he bad never  seen anyone so lovely, wondered who and  what she was, and how fata had brought  her to be assailed like a lovely flower In  the band of a maniac, by the drink-maddened wretch who now lay before him.  Presently, as be watched her, her eyelids began to quiver, and a slight flush  on each cheek foretold the approach of  her returning consciousness." Ralph tenderly took one of her hands In his own,  and as he did so It closed convulsively  on his, and she awoke with n start and  asked Where she was and what had hap  pened.  Suddenly recolleotion seemed to awaken  within her, and she sobbed hysterically.  Ralph's presence, however, until now  seemingly unknown to her, appeared to  strengthen, as his kind voice soothed und  comforted her. Little by llttlu she regained composure and perfect consciousness, and quickly : took in all her surroundings. She was profuse in her thanks  to Ralph, who waa now so overcome by  the noVelty of the situation that he could  only bow and utter coinmonpluces, which  seemed to add to his embarrassment.  How often is it thus with true heroes  ���������men who have distinguished themselves by bravery in action under fire  without a thought of self! Yet these will  trsmble like schoolboys afraid of a caning  whea they come before their Sovereign  to be decorated for tho deeds of during  they have done in defense of Queen und  country.  Ralph now directed his attention to  the prostrate wretch lying before him,  who seemed cowed and exhausted; he  begged for something to drink, and besought Ralph to take a bottle which he  would find in' his pocket, and let him  have some, when he promised to < briefly  tell his history.  Prompted by pity, Ralph did as be was  requested, and after a copious draught  the helpless roue proceeded as follows:���������  "I know that I have not long to live,  nnd that when you have handed me over  to the authorities, they will shut me up  in the madhouse, from which I have just  escaped; but I thank God you have  saved me from adding murder to tho  long catalogue of my sins. My downward career began about twenty years  ago, when I had become head of an old  established and respectable firm of lawyers In Madrid, owing to the then recent  death of the senior partner. Amongst  our most influential clients was a young  lady possessed of considerable property,  to whose wardship I had succeeded, and  ���������with whom I eventually became madly  in love, but she had over and over again  refused me. I really became mad, and  taking with me all the do6ds of any  value I could lay my hands on, including  all that my lady-love possessed, I gave  up everything and started for Paris,  where.for some years I led a life of riot  and dissipation. I took to gambling, and  in ten years lost all that might have  enabled me to live In luxury during a  long life. Since then I. have become a  wandering vagabond, most of the succeeding years having beeu spent in prison, or In a madhouse, and only a few  days ago I escaped from an asylum in  the South of England, and got some  money (no matter how!) and have been  drinking heavily ever since.  "I got Into this train In order to go to  Liverpool, with no settled purpose except to escape from my pursuers; but I  shall never reach there now, as my  wicked race Is nearly over, and at most  a few weeks In gaol or madhouse, will  soon kill me. I thank you again, sir, for  having prevented me from having killed  or Injured the young lady, but she reminded me so strikingly of her I loved  In Spain that a sudden uncontrollable  Impulse prompted mo jto do the deed,  which you so timely averted.  "Would you mind letting me have another drink, as my tongue is parched  from so much talking?"  Was it mere' curiosity that prompted  Ralph to inquire the name of the young  lady he bad robbed in Spainf Who knows?  But In reply to the question the man  answered:���������  "You may as well know all. Her  name was Inez Fontanllla, : and If she  had only listened to my suit I should  not have so cruelly revenged myself upon  her, nor should I have been the miserable, hopeless wretch whom you now see  before you. That young lady whora^you  saved from my mad impulse is her living  image, although I bave never seen nor  heard of her since."  During this painful recital the young  lady In question, worn out by excitement  and exhaustion, had peacefully fallen  asleep, and was still slumbering quietly  when the narration ceased.  The train was now fast approaching  Rugby, and Ralph unfastened the wrists  and ankles of his unfortunate fellow-  passenger, who immediately fell on his  knees and besought bim "not to be too  hard upon him, as his punishment was  more than he oould bear."  The vehemence of' his utterances at  length awoke the young lady, and; be  begged her too, to forgive him for his  temporary madness. When the train  stopped, Ralph called the guard, and  whispered something to him, when he  went away, but soon returned with two  porters and a policeman, who took the  nerveless drink-dazed oulprit Into custody  and Ralph followed tbem to a waiting  room, where he legally charged him, and  handed his own card to the police officer,  who said the man's description had already been sent to the police office as  that of an escaped lunatic.  Ralph managed to secure the reservation of the carriage in which he had  traveled, and having procured some refreshment for bis fair fellow-traveler, in  whom he was deeply interested, the train  sped away toward the end of its journey.  you  plaasanteat  know so  CHAPTER II.  Ralph's traveling companion thanked  him in a few well chosen words for his  great kindness to her, yet so quietly and  withal so timidly did she express herself  that Ralph blushed like a school boy,  and felt so irresistibly drawn toward tter  that he there and then felt prompted to  ask her to allow him to be her .protector  through life. Reason, however, withheld  htm from being so impulsive and they  soon settled/down to the enjoyment of  general conversation, and gradually became more or less" confidential as they  hurried on. .  Ralph found that his interesting, bnt  so far anonymous "compagnon de voyage" had also booked through to Cam-  forth Station, but his surprise may be  imagined when she told him the object  of her visit was to deliver a message from  her dead mother to a cruel uncle. By  degrees she unfolded ber past history,  dwelling tenderly upon the untimely  death of ber father, her dear mother's  subsequent struggle to live, and then  with tears In her bonnie brown eyes, she  told him of the cruel fate which had recently left her an orphan, and, so far as  sho knew, without a friend In the world.  She narrated the circurastanoes of her  poor mother's efforts to communicate  with her only male relative���������and tbat by  marriage���������her uncle, who bad never even  acknowledged the receipt of the many  letters addressed to him, and finally said  that ber present journey was in pursuance of her mother's last request, viz,,  "to deliver Into his hands, If possible,  the letter I bear."  Ralph was deeply touched by her pathetic narrative, and ventured to inquire  the name of the relative to whom she  was hastening, stating that he formerly  lived near Carnforth and used to know  everybody in the neighborhood. When  the name of Vernon trembled from her  lips he became so eager and excited that  he scarcely knew what he was saying or  doing, and so quickly plied her with  questions that he almost frightened her.  A great light was breaking in upon him  and a feeling of rapture such as he had  never known filled his heart with unspeakable Joy..  "Your father's name was Meredith  Vernon, and some twenty years ago he  married your mother in Spain, whero she  was an opera singer!"'  "Yes, yes!" she replied eagerly, "but  how do you know all this?"  "Before I reply," said Ralph, "may I  ask you what your Christian name is*"  "I bave two," said the wondering girl,  "one after my dear mother, and the other  after ray dear father; my full name is  Inez Meredith Vernon."  "And, I dear, am your cousin Ralph,  whom you have,never seen!"  "Can it be possible?" said Inez. "I  am so glad to meet you."  "Are you, dear Inez? And I, too, am  delighted to make your acquaintance today, however strangely. You said just  now, that so far as you knew, you had  uot a friend in the world, but you can  say so no longer, as I at least shall be  your devoted friend so long as I live."  Tears of joy stood in Inez's beautiful  eyes, and as Ralph took hold of her  small hand, one of these trickled down  her joy-flushed cheek and fell upon his  hand.  "Dry your eyes, dear child," said  Ralph, "for so long as I can prevent it  you shall nover shed another tear."  "Oh, I am so happy," replied Inez,  "and iny tears were those of real happiness���������the first I believe I ever shed, for  during the past few years I have had  little cause for joy."  "The future is before us both, dear  Inez; God alone knows what fate may  have in store for us, but hope's brightest  hues are lighting up my heart, and  henceforth your happiness and welfaze I  shall esteem as my own, and the procur  ation of both   shall  be   my  duty."  "You are  so kind, and  little of me," said Inez.  "I have not read your face in vain,  dear, and the first moment I saw you,  my heart seemed to go out to you Instinctively, and I felt that I could have  defied the whole world in your behalf  when I saw you at the mercy of that  poor drunken wretch."  So these happy hearts throbbed on  through the speeding hours until Ralph,  who had beeu silent for a few minutes,  suddenly asked, "What was your mother's maiden name, dear?"  When Inez promptly replied, "Inex  Fontanllla," Ralph seemed much exoited,  but simply added, "I thought so."  Much to Inez's surprise he repeated  the story which he had first heard from  her assailant���������nn old story to 'her. as she  had often heard It from the lips of her  mother���������aud added:���������  " You cannot guess where I got my information, Inez?"  "Of course, someone must havo told  you, Ralph," said Inez.  "Yes, indeed, dear, some one told me,  and when I tell you that the miserable  wretch who assailed you in this oarriage  a short time ago, was tbe cause of all  your mother's misfortunes, you may  recognize the hand of fate working out  compensation in its own mysterious way.''  Inez, seemed dazed with the intelligence, but said: "I really don't understand, Ralph! Do you mean to say���������?"  "I really mean, dear, that the man  whom I gave into custody at Rugby wan  tbe Spanish lawyer who robbed your  mother before her marriage; for I had  tbe story from bis own lips while you  were sleeping. I cannot explain why I  asked hiui the name of the lady he robbed,  but I was Impelled to do so without any  particular motive, and witb some hesitation he mentioned the name of 'Inez  Fontanllla.' More than this, your likeness to your mother seemed to so impress  the disordered mind of the ruffian tbat  in a moment of frenzy he desired to murder you, mayhap forgetting the years  that had intervened sinoo she rejected  film."  " How strango and wonderful it seems,"  said Inez. "But really, Ralph, I have  not adequately thunked you for your  bravery and kind protection. You know,  I hope, how deeply thankful I am. but  iny heart is so full, and ray mind so distraught thut I cannot find words to express the gratitude I feel. How mysterious Indeed, is Fate, that has not oniy  brought you and me together to-day, but  has enabled you to save me from the  vindictiveness of him who robbed my  poor mother and caused her so much un-  happiness, after so many years."  " The same Fate that Is now working  for us, dear," said Ralph, "hasassuredly  been working against your mother's  enemy, and his probable end too dreadful  to contemplate. We must all bow to tbe  inevitable, 'but the end is not yet!' God  grant that our future may more than  compensiite us for the past."  The train wus now nearlng Liverpool,  where they had to change tor Carnforth,  and where they had some little time to  wait, during which Ralph felt proud in  ministering to his cousin's creature comforts.  At length they started once more, and  beguiled the hours us young people oniy  can, under SIICTi happy circumstances,  and in duo time reached Carnforth.where  they found a dogcart awaiting tbem. In  whioh they drove off to Jfojf������te Towers  ���������a distance of only a few miles���������whioh  they both found most exhilarating after  the long imprisonment in tho train.  As they approached the house, they  were both swayed with different emotions; Ralph with memories ot the past  doubts and fears, alternating with a  strange, unbidden joy, which he could  scarcely realize.  "Old Blake," ns Ralph delighted to  remember him, met them at the door  aud" courteously bade them welcome.  "You're right welcome home again.  Master fttlph," wild the old man with  tears in his eyes, and Ralph thanked him  heartily.  "I'm very glad to eec you looking as  well;" said Ralph. "How is uncle?"  "He is very low, sir, and has been asking for you all day."  -=-iiAll-right,--Blakc, Uiko me-to-hlm- at-  once.'  Blake watched his opportunity and  whispered, "You're never married, sir,  are youp"  "Married!" said Ralph, "no, certainly  not; give a fellow a chance!":  He then introduced Blake to Inez,  and said:���������  "Tell the housekeeper to take Miss  Vernon to her room, and to look after  her until I return."  We must draw a veil over the meeting  of tho undo and nephew after so many  years' estrangement, but the old man  was delighted to see him again, and  Ralph was equally happy.  When the excitement of their meeting  was ovor, his uncle said to Ralph that  he felt the hand of Death was upon him,  and ho could not die happily until they  had forgiven each other and had un  understanding.  "There is another thing that troubles  me, my boy," continued his uncle, "und  if you will open, my secretaire you will  iind a letter in tho last pigeon hole to  tho left, tied up with green tape."  Ralph did as lie was directed, and his  uncle told him it was u letter announcing tho death of his poor brother Meredith, and lie nsked him to read it. Ralph  did so, und was deeply touched by its  perusal; tho old man then said:���������  "I fear I have heen wrong In not replying to that letter, hut I am now anxious  to muko all tlio reparation I can, and I  want you to do all that can be done^to^  discover poor Meredith's wife and child.  Sp;������ro no expense in advertising or in  obtaining any legal assistance you may  require; but I fear the time is too short,  and I know I cannot live long, and can  only die happy when they are, If possible, found and some arrangement made  in their behalf."  Ralph promised to do all that was  necesRary without nny delay, but added:  "I think, dear uncle, the task you have  given me is a very easy one, for I hava  found���������but I must go back to the beginning and tell you all about it."  Ralph then related his ezperlonce since  ho left London iu tho morning, in which  the poor old man took the- deepest Interest, and when lie learned that Inez was -  found, and at that moment beneath his  own roof, he was overjoyed, but could  only say: "Thank God." And when  Ralph asked if it were not as If the hand  of Fate was in it all, "Nay. my boy,"  said.his uncle, "say rather the hand of  God in His divine Providence."  Immediately afterward ho asked Ralph  to brinf: him his niece, whom he had  never seen. But noticing that he appeared exhausted after his recent excitement, Ralph   suggested  that   he should 4
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she also had somewhat recovered from
her f.itiaue, bring her up to hi1!), and to
tills Tin- old man readily nssentid.
tin having his uncle Ralph immediately s<. light out Inez, whom ho found in
un arm ci-.uir in tin library, beside a
hospitable and most grateful lire, which
hud really lieen prepared for his own
coming, unii here they sat holding sweet
con.-er-e. during which be told her ull
th;Sc li.i-.l happened liefcween his uncle and
himself, uncil the dressing bell rang,
when Inez said:���
"What am 1 to do, Ralph? I had no
idea I was going to stop here even for a
night, and hiive loft nearly all my things
lu London.''
"Nevar mind, dear Inez," said Ralph.
"So change of uppurt'l could make you
look more lovely in my eyes."
"Oh, Ho! lie! no compliments, please,"
Inez replied. And when they left tha
library Inez found a maid awaiting her.
Ralph belied his ��.wn words when he
found her awaiting him in the drawing
'room, wearing 'a plain, tightly-fitting
black silk dress, cut square In front, and
with no ornament but a white rosebud
which she had selected from the flowers
which the housekeeper had thoughtfully
plitced in her room, for he fairly started
with surprise, and thought he had never
seen any one look so lovely.
Dinner over, he asked he tj bring her
letter with her and to accompany him to
their uncle's room. The old man seemed
all the better for his rest, and welcomed
Inez. m<wt affectionately.
"Poor dear!" he said, "what a trute
you must have thought me! But I shall
do my best to make amends now."
He little expected to see such a" graceful, lady-like girl, so refined in every
movement, and so charming withal, and
when she offered him her mother's last
message, the poor old invalid fairly broke
After a few moments, however, he said
to Ralph: "Read It, my boy," and he,
nothing loth, although with much emotion, read the last message from the dead.
In this, the writer detailed her family
history, and her misfortunes, and finally
besought him, for his own brother's
sake, not to leave her poor orphaned
child unprotected, or uncare.l-for, and to
believe that anything he did for her
would be recorded In Heaven.
All present were deeply moved by tl e
reudlng of this sud epistle, and the o'.d
limn took Inez gently by the hand aid
"Thank God, I have found you, ('car;
your future is to some extent in my
hand*, and I accept,with unfeigned pleasure, the responsibility your poor mot her
has placed upon me. I shall not be veiy
long with you, but when I am gone,
you will find I have endeavored to- make
amends for a great mistake of which 1
am heartily ashamed."
' Inez leant over the old man, and tenderly kissing him, said :���
"I do hope yon will recover, dear
uncle, and I shall only be too happy in
nursing you back to health again, if pos
sible. Don't think of the past, or worry
about anything. You are indeed too kind
to me, but I am deeply grateful."
She could say no more, and sobs almost choked her utterance, but she took
tils wasted hand, and kissing it passionately, sobbed ont: "Good night, dear
uncle," and accompanied by Ralph left
the room.
A few short week" .passed, during
which Ralph and Jnes <Hd ����� they could
to smooth the deatb-bed of the poor old
man, bnt tbe end wan now near.
A few days before his death, Ralph
and Ine�� sat beside biro, and Ralph told
tbe old, old story of his love for his cousin to tbe dying* man. A sweet smile
passed over the old man's face, and he
eould only murmur, "God bless you
both," as be joined their hands together.
It was bis last act, for he rapidly merged
into unconsciousness, and three dayf
afterward be passed away, and they laid
him witb bis fathers.
After tbe funeral it was found that he
had bequeathed all he possessed to Ralph
#nd Ines in equal proportions.
Soon afterward tbey both left Folgate
for a time, Ralph to settle his affairs In
fjbndoh. and Inez tn stay with some ol
bis friends in the neighborhood until the
period of niourning was over. Then they
married and "lived happily together ever
In due time Inez presented Ralph with
nson.and.beir and thus was preserved
the ancient family of the Yernons of Fol>
gate Towters.
\" THE END. ������>
'' Oreetltrltaln and Zjusiber.
At last' slavery bas been   abolished   in
$auzlbar. On April U the sultan issued a
decree which abolishes the legal status���.
incredible as it sounds, wo have actually
been enforcing plantation slavery in   tbe
islands ever since we took   possession  of
them���but provides that rights over concubines shall   remain   as   before unless
freedom Is   claimed  on   the   ground  of
cruelty,   the   women   being   treated  ns
wives. Compensation is to lie awarded for
skives legally held   and   If   Zunizbar  is
unable tJ meot the expenditure help is to
be given by England.    The clauses as to
coiupcnstion aru said to have   made   tbe
Arabs receive tho decree without discontent, and there is reported to be no probability of resistance.   Tho Arabs, say the
telegrams, were so cowed   by the recent
bombardment  that   they will   not show
fight. It is asserted, however, that in future the greater portion of the clove crop
will remain unpicked. We doubt it.    If
tbe cloves are worth picking���1. e.. will
pay for picking���the owners will be nblo
to "get people to pick them.     We  cannot
refrain from saying that the story of our
dealings with slavery in Zanzibar Is   extremely discreditable.    Till   forced   into
better ways by public opinion the foreign
office refused to act upon what was  long
ago settled to be the  cardinal policy  of
this country���the   policy   of abolishing
slavery whenever and   wherever wo  had
the   power  and     opportunity.���London
���'STo Ct>re.
The small boy who when asked liy a
smaller bov for the core cf an apple he
was eating replied, "There ain't goin' to
be.no'cpre." foreshadowed an interesting
feature of future economics, in the vast
business of preparing evaporated apples
for the market the cores and skins were
formerly thrown, away. Now these parts
of the fruit are^utilized for making jelly,
and it is sald^tiuit soma of the largest
houses, in ��Se, western apple growing
regions liftv$r -thus created an industry
almost equyj in profitableness to their
original business���Youth's   Companion.
The largest gold coin lu existence Is
����id to 1x3 the gold Ingot of Annaro,
u flat, round piece, worth about $3g5,
the value being written across it in India Ink.
" Well, Mike, wo will have to divide
the gsing for awhile this morning, because there is two jobs that have to be
done right away. They broke tho frog at
ths north switch last night, and we will
have to put in a new one; and then there
is u bad rail reported just at the end of
tho trestle, down in tho hollow. Wo will
load up while we are all here together,
and I will take two of the men to put in
tho frog, and that, leaves three for you.
I guess I'll send Teddy along with you,
too. He can't do very much when it
conies to a lift, but you can put him on
the ruchct, drilling holes, or something.
You'll need all, the help that you can
��et, for that's a job that must be done
in a hurry."
The speaker was William Hogan,.
familiarly known as "Old Bill," foreman of the section gang that keptt: in repair live miles of the track of . the Burlington on each side of-Rock Bridge. 111.,
and he was giving his orders for the
day's work
Tlie Miko spoken to was Mike Lynch,
the workman who had been longest in
the employ of the company, as a member of the gang und whose right it was
to hike charge of the second division
whenever the work was such that the
vang.had to be divided.
They were standing with the rest of
tho gang iu front of the little red shanty
or section house in which were kept.their
hand car, "dumpies," rails, splices,
spikes, and^ in fact, everything, that
goes together to make up a section gang
outllt. . ������ ��� ��� ��� ;
But we must not forget Teddy, with
whom our story lias the most to do. He
was the son of Hogan, the foreman, a
well-built, active, freckle-faced"lad, about
15 years of age, and he was employed in
tho capacity of a water boy during the
summer months when he did: not have
to go to school.
He had to .carry water for the mon to
drink from the neighboring farm-houses
when they were working along tho truck
in the country; and, when not either
going or coming with u bucket, he was
kept busy carrying tools from one to the
other, running after spikes and doing ik.
countless number of little things that
yere constantly turning up aud were always left for "the kid" to look after.
Besides all this his Keen ear was always the first to detect the rumble of an
approaching train, until the men hud
come to depend upon him to give them
wxiiiiutf wnon they were out between
stations on their hand car.
He was a general favorite, too, with
them all, because be was always good-
natured and willing to work, and on
this particular, morning after his father
had finished giving his orders Mike
turned to him with tbe remark :���
"All right, Teddy; you come along
with us. You see, your father knows
how to pick good company for you. We'll
make a roadmaster out of you yet, if
you Btav with us, and then we'll ull expect a job as bDsstsome place."- --... -..
"You can take the hand car, Mike, and
we'll take the,.'dumpy.' " said Hogan.
When (heyCha'd Kntherod-together..',al,l"the
' things needed "" nnd ; were* abbut.reudy to
start. "'And ��� if wo" get done first.ive'll
come down und help you llnlsh up. If
we don't, you can come up to where we
And with this the two parties separated, Hogan and his ii.en starting in one
direction with the "���lumpy," while Mlkt
and the balance clambered up on to the
hand car und began "pumping" and
were soon moving in the opposite direction.
The trestle spoken of, which was really
an uncovered bridge, spanned a gully
known as "McCoupin Hollow." It takes
Its name from, the creek that -flows
through it, and with possibly oue or two
exceptions ia the highest railroad trestle
in the stute of Illinois, it being fully 90
feet from the rails to low-water mark.
It is 450 feet long, ami the lay of"the
lund is such that tho track is compelled
to curve so at each end that it-is. al
jnosMmppssJblejbo see the trestle until
you are almost upoS~it7~"" -^T=-^^^T^r
Lying, as it does,'^between two steep
hills, it is a hard pull both ways; for
heavy trains, and in order to get. out of
the gully without; stalling and having
to double the engineers generally, "let
'em roll" down into the ^hollow, some
of the more reckless ones often rushing
across the trestle at the rutc of 50 or GO
miles an hour. It can then readily be
seen that a bail rail ��� at the, end of the
trestle might mean a very serious mishap.
It was only about a mile and a half
from the town, so it was not long until
Mike aud his men reached the place, and
after throwing off the new rail they had
brought, unloading their tools and lifting the hand car to one sido of the track,
they proceeded to examine tho rail.
One glance at it showed that it was in
imminent danger of breaking every time
a train ran over it, one spot In particular
Wing worn almost, iu two, so they immediately began to fit the new one to
tnke its phico.
���Had it bean a straight piece of track
this would have been a very easy matter,
because ull rails :��re made a standard
length, and they would simply li'ave to
tiike out the bolts, at, thu end, pull out
she spikes from the ties throw the old
rail out,'Slip in the new one and finish
:,he job by driving In new spikes iiiui
pulling lip the bolts,in the ends.
But it was on a curve, and the rail
had to be bent to fit, the circle; ��o, after
placing.the new rail alongside the old
one and measuring to find out how much
of �� curve they would have to give it,
they proceeded to bend ib to tho desired
This is done with a bending machine,
as it is called, which consists of an iron
frame that lopks-somuthiTig. like an immense jaw, iii which the rail is placed
and held securely, and then by means of
a. lever a large screw is forced against the
rail until id is brought to the required
7. After, much tugging, pulling and
twisting, all hands working until the
perspiration was running freely from
their faces, they succeeded in getting lt
bent, and in a few moments they were
ready to take up'the old rail.
Before starting, however, Mike pulled
out his watch :md a copy of the monthly
time card, which is a necessary part of
every section foreman's outfit, and after
looking it over ���carefully and then comparing it with his watch he.turned'to
one of the men, remarking as he did so:���
"Well, -Tim, I guess you can go back
and do the flagging. Forty-nine laPtho
first train due, and she lyon't be along
for an hour. We will be all done before
then, but you know the rules.   When sfas
doss come along you can stop her and get
on, and have them run down through
here on' the lookout for us and then
come on into town, for you .know the
boss said when wo were through here wo
should come up to help bim out."
The "Jim" spoken to was . ti, rather
sleepy-looking sort of a fellow���a ,. good
enough worker if he had some one along
with him all the time to tell him just
what to do, but who, us events sooii
proved, lacked the first requisite, of a
good railroader���quick judgment.
He was not naturally careless, nor was
he lazy; he simply always did the" very
best he knew how, and as he had worked
in the gang for a number of years and
had "flagged" before Mike thought he
was the best man present for the work.
As Mike finished speaking Jim merely
said "All right," and, picking up a red
uyid green flag and a handful of torpedoes
from tho hand car, he started across the
trestle and was soon lost to view around
the curve.
Before he had disappeared Mike and
the other two men began to removed the
old rail, while Teddy proceeded to gather
together the necessary bars, chisels and
spikes tbat he knew would be needed bo-
fore they finished the job. 7
When the men had succeeded in removing the bolts from the ends of the rail,
they began to pull the spikes from the
ties, being governed , as they did so by a
rule which section men every where must
observo r.t all times���-!, e... when removing a rail from the main track, to be replaced immediately, the outside spikes
must be left in the ties,
They soon had all the inside spikes
removed, and, after working tho rail
loose from.the outside ones with "pinch
bar, they rolled it oyer and dumpel it
off at one side of the track, and tinned
to pick up the 'new, one , to place it .in
position.     -77       -..;.;���: ��� .���*������-"'
Just at this moment .Teddy, who had.
not been doing much . for .; the past few
minutes, except lookingOn, imagined he
heard ni familiar far-off 7 noise' that
sounded like the whistle of un engine,
but us none of the men noticed any thing,
and lie did not hear, it,; again, he con
eluded lie hadbeen.T mistaken, and
thought no more about it. , 7
When they tried the new rail; in ,position, they found that a largei "bur," as
it is called, which is really a ragged end
on the rail, would have to be cut off before it would lit properly. A few blows
with a sledge-hammer by one of the mon
on a chisel held by another soon removed
tho difficulty, and they proceeded to try
it again. v
Just as they picked it uu, and begun
to move with that slow, careful step that
section men invariably use when "''carrying n heavy rail, a sound suddenly burst
upon their ears that first startled and
surprised, then frightened and almost
paralyzed them.
It was unmistakably tho rumble of un
approaching train, and their well-trained
ears, so long accustomed to the sound,
told them all too plainly that it was very
na.ir, and that it was running at a high
rate of speed.
But before they had time to even pass
an opinion or express any doubt they
hoard it whistle for the trestle and in
another instant., it appeared In sight,
coming round the curve on the other side
of the gully._    ,
' As was afterward brought out' at the
Investigation, it was an oxtra freight or
'.'turnaround," ns they are.oftcn. balled,
.that run's on orders'from the' dispatchers
at headquarters, and pays no attention to
the regular time-card, except for -tbe
meeting-points with regular, trains.
Jim'had not flagged it; because, as he
reasoued out by some method known
only to hhhsetlf, it was not "49���which'
was the regular daily passenger���and a i
there was still half an. hour before It was
due, it was not yet time to do any flagging; so he let It go by, the fireman
aftoward telling how he saw him: standing there by the.side of the truck', with'
his flags rolled up under his arm.
As they were only a few minutes ahead,
of their limit���for every freight train
must keep ten minutes ahead ot a passenger train following lt���the engineer
wanted to keep ahead as far as possible,
and thus finish his run without having
to pull in on a side track, and let 49 go
by him, and he was coming down the
hill at least 50 miles au hour.
Imagine then, if you can fully, the
jeriousjujssjof tho situation.
Here. was. a very ~heavy freight train
running with the speed of the wind, all
unconscious of the fact that there was a
30-foot rail out. on the outside of a curve
not half u mile distant, and which they
would reach in a few seconds at the farthest.    ' ' ���(,-'!���
To stop was impossible, for the most
powerful air brake ever constructed could
not have brought them to a standstill
111 time, to save them, and without warning, engine, cars, men and all would go
plunging to the bottom, a crushed, unrecognizable mass, from which, if it did
not take fire and burn up, would ba
taken the mangled bodies of the trainmen.
As these thoughts rushed with lightning-like rapidity through the) section
men's minds, and they realized that if
they remained where ' they were, they,
too, would lie crushed beneath the muss,
it is little wonder that Mlkeshoutcd:���
"Drop it, boys, and run for your lives!"
But not so with Teddy; for, swift as
the"train was coming, his mind was
swifter, and when he saw the men were
going to drop the rail, he cried out, in
us firm a tone us he could command :���
"Throw it on the ties, men���throw it
on tho ties!"
And almost unconsciously they obeyed
him,dropping the rail within a few inches
of where it belonged when '��� In  position.
The construction of a rail is such that
it is heaviest on the bottom; and as it
fell right side up, it did not turn over,
but lay there ready to be placed in position. ,,
As the nien ran down!the embankment, on the inside of the curve,' Teddy
picked up a pinch bar and pried one end
of the rail into place, then ran quickly
to tbe other end, and pried it over. Running now to the middle of the rail, he
drove one end of the bar down in between the ties, and then, grasping the
other end in both hands, he threw all
his weight against the rail, thus holding
it in position.
And now his object was made clear.
He was taking the one chance in a thousand���the only one that could bo taken,
in fact, and he was risking his life to do,
it. As was noticed when the men took
up the old rail, they did not pull the outside spikes, and as n train always crowds
over against the outside rail on a curve,
he figured that if he could only hold the
rail in place until the^ weight of the train
was upon it, the inside flange on the
wheels would then keep the rail iu position until the train passed over it.;" The
rail was 30 feet long, and ho knew that
if the train only got on it there would bo
little possibility of   it slipping,   becausa
it is only about 14 feet between tho
trucks on a car. and before one truck
would be-off nfc one end, another would
be on at the other, thus keeping a continuous pressure on tho rail until the
train passed over lt.
As he stood there holding the bar, with
the train thundering along within a few
feet of him, a thousand different thoughts
seemed to pass through bis mind, but
never once did he seem to think of the
danger he was in.
He thought of tho consequences of a
wreck, of Jim, who had gone back to
flag; but chief among his thoughts was
tho one that his father was responsible
for this piece of track, nnd he would be
held to account for anything that occurred. He must do as he knew his
father would have done had he been in
his place. ,
Tlie train by this time had almost
reached him. He could sen the look of
terror on the fc.ee ot the engineer as he
loaned from the c.ib; for he, too, had
seen and realized what was about to happen, and was taking tho only chance open
to him. i
Instead of attempting to stop or to
slow down at all. he had simply "hooked
her up" a notch and pulled tho throttle
oijen to its farthest limit, and was Increasing Ms speed at every revolution of
the wheels.
In another instant they were upon him.
A rush, it roar, n mighty hissing of escaping .team. He felt the ground rock
and''tremble baneath bis feet, a sudden
shock hs the bar was torn violently from
his'grasp; und he'was hurled with terrific
force to the ground.
'���������- When" he regained��� consciousness, he
was lying on tho grass, pillowed by the
coats of the men he had Inst seen running away from hlrii, with Mike bending
over him, bathing his ' face with water
from the pail, and there was a faint suspicion; of a sob ih; his voice as he ex-
clalmed.lferveiitly:���'���' .
"Thank God, iny lad, you are not
dead!"; 77
But Teddy was far from being dead,
and, although bruised and scratched up
to quite an extent,, he was soon able to
-sit np mid watch the men, us they finished spiking down the rail that had been
the cause of all the trouble, and by the
time they were -through lie was on his
feet, insisting that he be allowed to help
lo.id the tools on the   hand car.
Rut he was not permitted to do anything of the kind, und, after- the men
had hurriedly loaded the'hand car (for
4S�� was almost due nnd they wanted to
get to town ahead of it), they compelled
him to take a sent, not allowing him
oven to stand and hold on to the handles.
When they were about half-way to
town, they met Hogan coming down the
track on the run, for the crew on the
freight had reported the Incident the
moment they reached town, and he was
anxious to find out what had really happened.
Tho expression on his face when he
saw his son safe and sound can be better
imagined than described, and his words
of thankfulness us he clasped him In his
arms we will leave unsaid.
The occurrence was reported officially
to the road muster and superintendent
of the division^ and the result whs that
Jim was immediately discharged, and
special rules and ' notices were sent to
every section foreman on the division to
, pay more attention in the future to what
f kind of men. they employed, ooiieclully
wift.il. they, sent tliein out to do any flagging. .
' After, a long . consultation between
Hogan, the road master and the superintendent, It was decided to send Teddy to
school n't the' company's expense, and
there Is where he is to-day, fitting him -
self to' be a civil engineer.
If he continues the same energetic,
faithful boy, and there Is pot the least
doubt that he will, his' skill as a surveyor
and civil- engineer, and his practical
knowledge of track wort, will form a
combination some day that, perhaps to
use the words of old Mike, "will make
biut a road master yet."���Golden   Hays.
Planing Mill!
malr.mt PrlvlHy. ,'i
, The bespangled riders who guide a
score or more of horses at terrific speed
about the sawdust circus rings have bean
considered for generations tho most skilful and picturesque, horsemen In the
An entirely new and far more difficult
problem'In driving has recently-been=de--
vlsed and satisfactorily solved In Germany. The new driving feat Includes all
the difficulties of the circus trick, besides Introducing several entirely new
The feat is rendered specially difficult
by combining the difficulties of driving
four horses abreast with that of managing a very- elongated tandem. The team
is complicated by hitching four horse*
abreast to begin with, with a team oi
three horses In front of these, two Immediately before these, and a single horse
at the apex of this .curious, pyramid
This remarkable team was devised by
William Wesner, of Vienna, and by him
driven repeatedly. He has performed several feats In fancy driving with his team
before the Emperor of Germany and the
Emperor of'.Austria, and has received
medals from both monarchs. The performance Is quite the most difficult feat
of horsemanship in'the world.
The difficulties of controlling ten bones
harnessed In this wuy may be readily
understood. The distance of the leader
in this case is fully 30 feet from the
driver's box. -
Tlie strange team Is controlled with
eight reins.' -Two reins are carried to each
set of horses harnessed abreast. Mr.
Wesner not only controls this complicated
team in straight driving, but has succeeded in maneuvering it in the form
of the.flgure'8.���-Pearson's Weekly.
il��tter. Than llottlen.
Although handy and useful at a pinch,
a. bottle is a very poor sort of arrangement for carrying record's of p disaster at
sea. It is , almost impossible to see it
more than a few yards away, besides
which it travels slowly, and is liable to
be smashed against rocks.' " .
A capital substitute has been recently
invented. This is a light rubber ball two
or three feet in diameter and brightly
painted. It floats so high that the wind
carries It at a great rate. Two hundred
miles in five days has been covered by
one of these nautical couriers. Such an
invention might even be used with advantage to bring help to a disabled vessel
in midocean.
"I usee to think," said the man with
the melancholy mien, "that many of
these gibes at messenger bovs were unjust. But I'm afraid that Isn't the case."
"What has caused yoa to change your
mind!1" '
"I've seen one of them practicing for
hours every day this month' to learn to
stand still without getting off hU bl-
rycle."���Washington Star.
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durability, economy of water, in fact, in all that
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traction of ono to 100 horsepower,
Recent scientific tests made at the Michigan
university in connection with several other motors
claimed to be the best on the market, showed 45
per cent, higher efficiency in favor of the Pelton,
while the relative cost per H. P. to buy was only
one-third to one-half lhat of others, water companies desiring to make the most of their water
supply should discriminate in favor of the Pelton
One of ihese motors is now running presses o(
Tin: Minkk. where it maybe seen in operation.
Write for circulars.
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NELSON, B.C. THE MINER NELSON. B. C, SATURDAY. APRIL 2, 189$.  MINING   TRANSFERS.  lAVhcre no consideration ia named in transfers  "; the nominal sum of 81 is to bo understood.  Nelson.  ?March23���������  m   La llonnairc���������l'eter HmrietoItobt McDoug-  Pall, $5.  Royal  Arthur���������Willie Trumpet und James  [Leonard Stamford lo Solomon Johns.  Klk, Bellcrophone, Mars l-Willlam Hcddleto  I Solomon Johns,  October���������D.  Campbell to Kenneth Mining  S & Development Co.  Phoonix. Tiller-Benjamin F Hall loll O Mc-  ^Clymont, i.  Ilumnicr���������Fred Kunimer tc A li Muckonxie, 1  [March i>���������  Sparkler���������P P Cnllen to A H Mnckenstio. J.  LaBonnaire���������llobt   McUougall   lo   ICdward  i Blaqucre. \.  Main���������Michael K?an to P J Nichols.  Black Star���������Philip Chesley to Snslo Ford, 1  IX.  Maud-C Oriborno   Wickcnden  to Francis  | Clarke Gamble, J.  Addle���������Francis Clarke Gamble to C Osborn,  [ Wickendcu, }.  \ March 26���������  Flying Dutchman t. Phoebus J, Pilot Knob  [ 15-1*1, Independence A, Mars i. Vonus 1-5-T A  j Lassley to WII Hutchinson, ?2<XW.  |-March 28���������  Sunrise���������Peter McLean to Geo Pollock, {.  Blue  Ko.sc���������John A Kirkpatrlck   to Hugh  [< Jones, $75.  i March 2D���������  Goodenough���������Abe X Johnston to Ferguson  E Pollock, i.  I March 30-  Sunshinc���������John W Handler to Robert W Ba-  [ com, i.  Sunshine���������Hobt. VV Bioom to LA Siydor, i.  Grubstake���������JII Douglas to S L Goldbeig, }.  Ottawa���������R Breano to S I. Goldberg, 7-1(1.  Hercules���������Ainauila Zcdlcr to Peter Battistc,},  Hlbcrnia -Peter 13attlsto to Amanda Zedler,  !���������������  Big Trout���������William McGrogan to Chris Wil-  [ lis.  1 March 31-  Liberal Chief, Westsldo, Wetaskiwin Frac-  1 tion���������John C Johnston, James Jones and Arthur  G Johnston to D D Birks.  Qucensbury���������0 K Bonn to James Dawson, J.  Lendor���������C E Desrosiers to Ferdinand Morris,  1-12, $500.  Alta May, Terry, Big Four���������W M Pinkston  to Frank E Davidson, J, 910.  Big Four���������W M Pinkston to F K Davidson, 1,  910.  Terry- W M Pinkston to F E Davidson, i,������50.  Alta May -J II Schonk to F E Davidson, i, $50.  Evening Star���������J F Armstrong to J B Dab  ncy, $2000.  England.      Charles   liobert Hamilton,  Rosalnnd, attorney.  Tangier Mines, Limited. Capital  ������120,000,in ������1 sbares. Head oflioe in  Loudon, :-Eng. J. D. Graham,' Rsvel-  stoko, attorney. .  Ortlflrafes or Incorporation.  TheLardeau-GoidsmitbMiDes,r,iniite������l,  Capital $200,000 in sbares ot 10 cents  eaou. Head r.tlise, Bossland. The  object of tlie company is pntticul.irly to  buy tbe Ojibir nnd Oregon mineral  claim?) on Pool creek in the I.nrdeau  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  A Sr.w Mining Division.  A new mining division to be known r*  tbe lYslio lake mining division bus been  formed wilb Frederidk William McCul-  lougb ������n mitring recorder. Tbe Inuud-  aries of tho new mining division commence whore the 133rd degree of longitude intersects the uo t'jern boundary of  British Columbia, thence soutbeily following tbe height of laud between Pike  lake aad Kutttucd river to a point halt  way between Lynn canal nnd Taku inlet  on the International boundary; thence  easterly following tbe north shore of  Tracy Arm; thence easterly following tbe  height of laud between tbe watersheds  of tbe Stickine river, and Tealiu lake;  thence north easterly following tbe  height ot land to the northwest corner of  McDamo mining division; thence west  tcrval lhe oity of Nelsou wonld be allowed to use its sewerage system, as was  bi'iug done at present.  Hod. Mr. Turner replied in tbe affirmative, saying be did not kuow of any other  way in which tbe sewage could be deposed of.  Dr. Walkem ia closing the debate sad  tbat be hoped that tbe engineer 89nt np  would be a competent sanitary eugioeer  and not n civil engineer, wbo imagined  himself t������ be a sanitary engineer.  Voters Ik Bank UUIrlnl.  The following is tbe return presented  ia tbe legislature of tbe number of voteis  in tbe  provinoe at tbe 31st of January  last:  Voters. ApplieV.  Comox         517 52  Cowiuuau-Alberni       Mil 20  Esquimnlt       478 '   34  Nanaimo.      972 7(1  Nanaimo N      702 12  Nanaimo S      SI 4 18  Victoria City    5,702 2������2  Victoria N      857 16  Victoria S      635 40  Cariboo       566 .'13  Cassiar (Stickine)-No returns.  Cassiar (Skeena) .7.     1V9  Kootenay E. (Donald).. 580  Kootenay E. (Ft. Steele) 133  Koot'y W. (Revelstoke). 600  Koot'y W. (Trail Ck.) .     312  Kootenay 8    1,383  Lillooe"; E..:      273  Lillooet W      208  Westminster City    1.493  Vancouver City    3,949  Delta   1,136  J.   HARRIS  & Co.  OALQARY, ALTA.  WHOLESALE DEALERS IK  OATS ������ and ������ HAY  Car lots Supplied oa Short Notice.  rarrMPMdrnce iMIelted. 831  J.O. PATENAUPE  OPTICIAN A  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tested for Astigmatism.  AM   kinds of   fine  watch and clock  Repairing.  SATUt-CTIO* (iHARAKlUKD ������r  M4MBY.  ftCFIIKUEB. MM  MINES EXAMINED  AND RKPORTKU ON BV  P. M. CHADBOURM  NEW   LOCATIONS.  along tbe northern boundary of British  Columbia"to the pointof commencement. Chilliwack  743  Uichmond  964  Yale N  958  Yale E  1,480  YaleW  562  AKMIE3 OF SPAIN.  Tolnl   War Footing Is About Six Hundred  Thousand Men.  Seventy thousand Spanish soldiers  have been killed wounded and otherwise  incapacitated for duty during tbe present  war with Cuba. Tbe present foroe of  Spanish in Cuba is 135,000 of which it is  estimated that 80,000 men are effective  for military purposes. The strength of  the Spanish army at home and including  ber colony possessions is 100,000 men,  which can be increased to 600,000 ia time  of war.  YMIR NOTES.  97  10  22  744  286  484  15  21  12  81  7  41  52  11  109  52  80  Twenty years' experience in mining.  Thorough knowledge of mine* of. British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  718 NELSON, B. O.  E.  C.  PRIOR  &  CO.. LD.LTY,  ESTABLISHED IN  1859.  Comer of Government & Johnston Streets, Victoria.  Mining Supplies  $m  MINERS OUTFITTED FOR THE YUKON.  JESSOP'S DRILL STEEL,    BAR IRON,   all  sizes,  STRIKING HAMMERS, ORE TRUCKS,  TRACK     IRONS, BLACKSMITHS'     TOOLS,  BUILDERS' HARDWARE.  FARM IMPLEMENTS AND VEHICLES OF  ALL  DESCRIPTIONS.  <_������       WRITE   3TO.-R   FBICE3        mtt  k7 Branch Stores at Vancouver and Kamloops.  Total 26,703        2,718  W. A. JOWETT  MINING _ REAL ESTATE BROKER  IMVBASCB em* ...  c������xmimi*.\ Aourr.  VIOTORIAST..  su  NELSON. B. O.  Nelson.  March 25-  Whito Mountain���������N Ilartman, Salmon river,  west of Jack Wilson's cabin, formerly Alius.  Alexandre���������E Croteau and G Fallout, head  of n fork of Wild Horse creek, adj. Dumas.  Blue Jacket -G Herring. M D Brldgcford, X  , Hartman, i mile from w side Salmon river nnd  1 mile n of Jack Wilson's cabin.  Boston Boy���������E P Lowe, 2J miles from Doer  Park adj. WhitaSwan.  > March 29���������  Dodo���������J Chesnutt, between N. & F. P. railway and foot of Kound mountain, adj. Soath-  (cm Hell.        Mining  News.  The offloe o( tbe Whitewater.. Alines  | Limited bas been removed to Nelson.  A car load ot bigh grade ore is shipped  [every day from tbe Ruth mine at Sandon.  Tbe lie Roi company bas ordered a 300  [ligbt electric plaut tor use in tbe various  [buildings about tbe.mine..  A force of. men bave been started to  [work in tbe May Queen, olaim on Hardy  (mountain near Grand Forks.  Ore on tbe new strike iu tbe Winnipeg  ���������mine in Wellington camp bas been  [assayed and shows a value ot $50 to tbe  [ton."        ~       "  Mr. Cotton's motion to exemptlaborers  in mines from taking out'miners' licenses  [was defeated in the B. C. legislatnre on  ���������a strict party vote ot 16 to. 11.  Puring tbe month of--February the  ftdabo mine in the Sloean shipped 100  Itons ot ore. For the month of March np  (to the 26tb, tbe mine shipped 51)0 tons,  land tbe prospects are tbat this amount  I will be largely exceeded in April.  Over 8000 claims have been recorded  I with tbe agent of tbe Dominion govern-  tmeut at Dawson City since last Septem-  [ber. Excitement has prevailed i������ the  [Klondike country all winter and a large  (extent of new ground is being worked.  Two miners named John McGingle and  f'Gus Parsons were seriously injured last  week in the LeBoi. mine by a premature  blast.   The cause of the premature blast  [tis supposed to   have  been   a detective  | piece of fine.  .  A notice appears in last week's British  | Columbia Gazette of tbe rectification of  the crown'grantof the American Boy claim  'in tbe Sloean, the original application  having been defective in that it omitted  :a portion ot the ground owned by the  company.   lfttereftUng New* Note* From the lively  Qnnrtr. Creek Mining Cnwp.  Ymir, March UO,���������(Special Correspondence)���������Mr. John McLeod, postmaster,  intends to build a store on First Avenue  as early as possible.  Tho Tamarac mine is getting on engine ami boiler nnd n squad of men are  busily engaged iu hauling it up tbe bill  from the wagou road. The grade is very  steep but it is expeeted that tbe machinery will be up at, cue miue by Saturday.  Mr. John McKaue ot Bossland, was in  this district tbis week and visited bis  property ou Beaver creek, tbe Wasco  group. Tbe property is showing up  very well. There are at present five men  working on it and tbe shaft is down 50  feet. The last assays average $25 per  ton.  ' Preparations have begun at the Pun-  dee mine for tbe construction of tbe concentrator and tramway. Tbe timber ia  nearly all cleared and tbe machinery is  expected soon.  . Airiegro minstrel show will be given by  the Ymir. minstrels on Friday April 1st.  There are some gaily painted posters out  and tbe town intends to turu out en  masse to what promises to be tbe best  entertainment ever given in Ymir.  An unfbrtunute event happened in  .Ymir on, Saturday and has aroused a  good deal ofsympathy in tbe town. Mr.  Percy Gieazor late editor of the Ymir  Miner wns arrested on a charge ot criminal libel at tbe instigation of Mr. A.  Bernard Buck worth, J.p. Tbe preliminary bearing was before Police Magistrate  Crease at Nelson ou Tuesday eveuing  and Mr. Gleazer waa bailed to appear at  tbe next court of competent jurisdiction.  The Ymir Miuer has again changed  hands. Mr. Gleazer has sold out to Mr.  Carson who managed the paper last  summer.     '_ '  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  iFrom St. John.  Lake Winnipeg���������Beaver Lino ADri! 8  Lake Huron���������Beaver  Line April M  Krom New \ork.  Teutonic-White Star Line April 6  llrittanic���������White Star Lino April IS  St. Louts���������American Line April A  New York-American Line  April 13  Lucania���������Cunard Line April 9  Servia-Cunard Line April U  Noordland���������Red Star Line Apr I 8  Frccaland���������Red Star Line  April 13  From Portland.  Labrador���������Dominion Line April Id  Vancouver���������Dominion Line  April 27  Conhaqlnian���������Allan Line April 13  MoiiKolian���������Allan Line ���������������������������������������������. April 23  Cabin. 347.50,350.360,370,380 nnd upwards.  Intermediate, 332.30 and upwards.  Steerage. 322.50 and upwards.  Passenger* ticketed through to all point* in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all ports of the European continent.  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  Apply Ho GEO.  S. BKBR,   C.P.R. Ticket  Agent. Nelnon, or to,     WILLIAM STITT.  55?>   General Agent, C.P.K. Offices. Winnipeg,  W. J. Q. DICKSON.  REAL CSTATC,  OOMMISStON AGENT.  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER 8T.  _T_33J80XT, S. O.     1355]  JOHN McLATOHIE  Dominion and  Provinoial-O  Land Surveyor.'  649 NELSON, B. C.  Joseph A_  LUMBER!  SaiJWard  LUMBER!!  All  kinds of Bough  and  Dressed  Lumber.  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ���������"���������     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  ������7 PILOT BAY, B. O.  JOHN HIRSCH,  ProTinoi������l Land Sorrejor.  Orrict:  ANP   ROSSLAND. B  M. R. SMITH & CO.  Biscuit   Manufacturers.  Established 185S. Victokia, B.C.  Awarded Three Gold Medals and Six Silver Medals ut B. C. Exhibitions.  Awarded Medal and Diploma at Colonial and Indian Exhibition,  London, England, 1800.  We make a ftpeelitl Hixralt for the KloMdlbr, carefully prepared with finest vegetables  a condensed form nnd packed in tins.   This is an excellent food for tniniiiK camps and for  "            lurket.  Trjrthtni.  In  those taking long journeys.   OurltogltlseiiUiHthe cheapest nnd best in tlio 111a  THIS IS THE LARGEST  BISCUIT FACTORY IN WESTERN CANADA.  212  NELSON  iff  C.  G. P. CURTIS  ^s^WOHlTEcrrNEI  I ASM) * SWANfUftWAY  TIM* OARO NO. I  Going Wist.  Leave 8.00 a. in.  ������������������    8.36 a.m.  '���������    8.36 a.m.  ������������������    ������.M a. m.  "   10.03 a. m.  "   10.J8a.rn.  "   10:30 a. m.  '���������   10.se ������. m.  Are. I0.i0a.m.  Dally  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule't "  Whitewater    "  Bear Lake  fioOuigan   ,   ;  Bailey,*  Janotion      .   ���������'  Sandon       Leere  Ooino B*������T.  Arrive S.S0p.m.  "    5.15 p.m.  "    2.19 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  L 48 p.m.  1.33 pm.  }:2t p.m.  1.13 p.m.  1.00 p.m.  0BT.mVJNO.  GEO. F  te P. *.  COPSLAND.  SaptHntanoent.  m   BIWtHBnmBXV n*BB Wtt������BB  F.Li. OSIER and J. W. CARWIN  Mining nnd  Re������l Estate Agents.  XTJSXoSOXT. -   m   -    :p.o.  FJIOP^BTY FOU SALJJ.  good dwelling house and 33 acres of land  osite Nelson. B.C, onKoottnaylake.  The  A  opposite  . , , ������._.���������,_.   ,.._  house i������ finished and plastered. Painted inside  and outside and contains 7 rooms. Seven acres  of the land are cleared and has SOU to WO fruit  trees on it. Three-quartern of an acre is set in  strawberry.- gooseberry, currant, and grape  vites.   Terms Cash.   Address,  ABRAHAM GAGNOK.  Kettle Falls, Stevens Co,  871 Washington.  NOTiOe-  Notice iii hereby given that the General An  al meeting of th   ----���������-���������--"-    -���������   ���������-- ������������������  aspects Gold M  nany. Limited LI -.. .. ���������. -��������� _.      ��������� ���������  fice of the company, in the city of Nelson, li.C.  nual meeting of the stockholders of The Uright  'Sli        -      -   -     -    ���������  Development Com  Limited Liability, will be held at the of.  Prospects Gold Mining te  My. *���������������������������*���������- ��������� "��������� "-'",-  FOR SAUE,  PAKCR 8T-  Two Lot* with Three Store*  BAKER 8T. .   m  One Ix>t witb Two Store*.  VERNON ST.  Serena J*te (Fifty foot frontage)  103 W. 4. ������. Plrksee. BeBer W.  P.  BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C  Branch Markets in Kossland, Trail. Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Sloean Oity.  Order* by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.  ARMSTRONG  &  MORRISON  The Largwt Sheet Mctiil  Works on the Canadian  Puciflc    Coast,   ���������   ���������   ���������  >MAXUFACTUKEKS  Biveted Steel Fipe   Ore Oars   Ore Buckets  Monitors Elevators Steel Wheel Barrows  (^^CORRESPONDENCE SOUCITED-S^  VANCOUVER. B.P.  A SANITARY ENGINEEK.  on Tuesday tbe twelfth day ot April. A. 1*. ItiiM,  nt tho hour of two of the clock in thenficrnoon  for the purpose among others to elect a Hoard  of Directors, pass a resolution for the reincorporation and registration of tho Company  under the Companies' Act of m 1J97.  under the specially limited liability  clauses of that act. for the revolving to re<luce  the Bhares of the company from 1.UD.U00 sharcj  of $1.00 each to fi00,000 shares of il 00 each, and  for such other purposes as may lawfully and  Extra -Provincial Companies.  (registbations)  Chrysolite Gold Mining, and Development Company. Capital, 81,000,000 in  $1 Bbares. Head office Waitsburg, Walla  Walla county," Wash. S. F. Griswold,  Kossland, attorney. ": ���������  Paget Sound Iron Co. Capital $500,-.  t'OOO in 810 shares. Head office, S?n  Francisco, Cal. Samuel M. Robbins,  Nanaimo, attorney.  Upper Yukon Company. Capital  1135,000 in $1 shares, Head office, Seattle  W. H. Bone, Victoria, attorney.  Walla Walla Mining, Milling & Smelt-  iDg Company.    Capital, $300,000 in 81  sbares. Head office, Walla Walla, Wash.  Smith Curtis, Rossland, attorney. -..  (licenses)  Alaska Gold Fields, Limited.   Capital  ������100,000 in ������1 shares.     Head office in  To   InveNllgMte   ilie Sewage   t)������e������(lo������   In  JieeteNay Tewns;  Iu tbe Provincial Legislature last  Friday Dr. Walkem moved seconded by  Mr. Hume: "That au order of this house  be granted for a return of copies of nil  correspondence;* between the provincial  board! of health and the municipal  authorities of Nelsou in respect to the  disposal of the sewage of that town."  Dr. Walkem in moving the resolution  called attentiou to tbe manner in which  the provincial board, of health had annoyed the interior town* of Kootenay.  He said that, had the board of health  treated any of the larger cities of the  coast in the same manner that it treated  the Kootenay towns there would be  such a storm raised- as would wipe tbe  provincial board of health out of existence.  Hon. Mr. Turner said that there would  be no objection to the resolution. He  said that Kootenay towns had made  certain representations to tbe government, and the representatives from one  city had asked that a competent engineer  should go up to the Kootenay and consult with the councils of the different  municipalities and make a report as to  the mo3t correct system which could be  adopted in the different towns. He said  tbat the government had agreed to send  a competent man, and that in the meantime nothing would be done.  Mr. Cotton asked whether in the iu-  regularly come before It, and hersof take due  notice and govern yourself accordingly.  Hy order.  878 GEO.   L.   ROBINSON.  Secretary of the B. P. G. M. te D. Co.. Ltd.  Dated March 7.18U8.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty d������y������  after date I intend to make application to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase tbe following described  land, situated on the east shore of the Columbia Kiver Narrows; commencing at the south  west corner of Lot No. 745 Group 1 West  Kootenay, running thence eighty (801 chains  East, thence forty (40) chains isouth. thence  eighty (8U) chains West, thence forty (40) chain*  North, following the river bank to point of  commencement. <&")  G. W. JORDAN,  Dated 27th day of January, 1898.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that CO days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase  320 aeres of land situated near the confluence  of Meadow Creek and Goat River in West  Kootenay District, described na follows;  Commencing at a post merited i, C, ChandJ  ler's S. W. Corner (at the N.W. corner of K. L.  Newman's land,) thence cast 40 chains, thenco  north 80 chains, thence wc-t 40 chains, thence  south 80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 32u acres more or less.  F.' C. CHANDLER.  January 3rd, 1808.      812 Locator  Pure  Indian  ppeetu* tne pound ass tn������?Vtr*i|gth <  pounds of ebssper tew.  ..UNION HOTEL..  KUSKANOOK, B. O.  Pkdko Chbrbo     Gimmi Manneiuno  ...  Proprietors. ...  Good Meals.    Clean Beds, and well  877)  Supplied Bar in Connection.  rHKBKST ARTIFICIAL LIGHT  ACETYLENE GAS  Muilc by a perfect automatic machine generates k������k inr  conxtiniption only���������procure never over 1J ouiicch to tlie  Kquaro Inch. It Ik therefore absolutely ttafe-upproveii  by Canadian Underwriters. A bettor mni cheaper Ughl  than any other.  MauhlncH in operation ail over tin; country giving perfect  Milisfiiction.'-  Niagara Palls Acetylene fias Machine Co., Ld.  NEWLING & CO  t^iM.Aggnt^ Nelson, B.C  Mention this Paper if making  inquiries.  .11     '  (875  HOLBROOK & CHASE . .  CM  SCAVENGERS  . tircpared to do all kinds of scavenger work  and chimney sweeping.   Orders Teft  with Kirkpatrlck te Wilson  Witwill  (821)  receive prompt  attention.  HOLBROOK 8c CHASE.  Nelson. P.O.Box 18S).  MONEY  TO LOAN,  The Canadian Mutual Loan and Investment  Company of Toronto. Ontario, are prepared to  lend money on reasonable terms and at low  expense.on lots in Nelson to aid parties in  binldina thereon and on those with buildings on  now.  For further terms and particulars, apply  t0    STEWART & LENNOX, Agots.  Offices upstairs. Turner te Boeckli Block,  Kelson, B.C.  NOTICE.  ADDITION 'A' NEL.8ON TOWNSITE  Notice is hereby given that I have  appointed Messrs. Gamble & O'Riblly  real estate agents, my sole agents for  the above property. Any person wish-  inp to purchase lots in said Addition  "A" can get full particulars from them.  Jan. IS. 181)8.     (839)    F. C. Innes.  HARDWARE  SHELF HARDWARE  BAR IRON and STEEL  ORE CARS and BUCKETS  Smart's Perfection Ranges  Coal and Wood Heating stoves  niNER'S     SUPPLIES    A    SPECIAL    FEATURE  Agents for E. B. EDDYS Paper.      A Large  Stock   of all   Kinds on hand. : : :.  Vancouver Hardware Company, Ltd.  819  VANCOUVER and NELSON, B.C. I'HE MINER, NELSGN, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.  MINING PBOTEOTIVE ASSOC] ATION.  Truck  Passes -Kesaluliun*'Oi)|M>Kin������'   the  Act and the Corbin.Charier.  A special meeting of the West Kootenay Mining Projective Association was  held at Nelson on Saturday las*. The  principal objects of the meeting were the  consideration of the proponed Truck Act  and the discussion of the railway situation.  A resolution was piused protesting  against the Truck Act as unnecessary  and calculated to work a greut injury  both to employers nnd employed. The  members felt thnt the present system  should uot be interfered with as it wns  found to work very satisfactorily.  The following petition wus sidopieil by  tbe Association :  " To the Right Honorable, Sir Wilfrid  Laurier, K. C. M. G., und the Executive  Council of the Dominion of Canada.  A petition of the uudersigned busiuess  men of NelsoD, iu the District ot West  Kootenay, Province of British Columbia,  humbly sbowetb, that,  Whereas, it is a matter of greatest importance to the welfare of Canadian commerce, that the charter now being applied for by Mr. D. C. Corbin, iuto the  Boundary Creek aud Kettle River districts be not granted; and  Whereas, in the event of the proposed  railway being built, the trade of that section of the country will be directed f. om  Canadian to American centers. Asan instance ot this, wo would respectfully  point oat that at present 90 per ceut of  the merchandise hauled into West Kootenay over the Nelson & Fort Sueppard  Railway���������ot which Mr. Corbin is President���������ia of American mauufacture, aud  not made in Canada, as would be repre-  resented by the persons npplyiug tor the  charter: And  Whereas, the construction ot tbe proposed railway would divert the ores of  Boundary Creek district to American  smelters, thereby depriving Canada ot  the benefits of this large and raniJiy  growing industry, whioh industry, we  would respectfully urge np <u your honorable body to foster in every possible  way: And  Whereas, it in uuderatood that lhe  Canadian Paoifie Railway Company ate  prepared to immediately extend their  road from .the Columbia River westward  into the Boundary Creek District, we  feel strongly.tbat, upon the Government  receiving satisfactory assurance ot the  prompt prosecution of tbis work, the  Canadian Company should have the preference over a line that would draw trade  from Canadian channels:  therefore your petitioners pray that  the charter applied for be not, at present,  granted to Mr. P. C. Corbin���������in the face  of the fact thai a Ceaediea road is ready  |o al omee bwW "������'������ to* Boundary Creek  MJjattr���������and tbo* preserve to Canada  |h������ trade and smelting industries which  are rightfully hers.  And as io duty bound your petitioners  will ever pray, etc."  Io dieeaasinf tbe railway situation it  wm pointed out tbat should, the charter,  be frantacl to Mr. Corbin it would affect  diaaatrcqaljr the best interest of the  etNWtry. Situated as Nelson is geograph-  ieally, and witb tbe Crow's Nest Pass  railway nuder oonstrnetiou, it was the  opinion of tbe meeting tbat to encourage  systeass which would divert the trade of  tbeeountry to tbe American side is not  desirable./ Tbe smelters of tbe Kootenay  district should be encouraged but so long  lu~lroaa^rt������lftr^^  earryiog tbe ores of tbis oountry to smelters oo M*wr aide of tbe line, this important itflMtr* will be retarded here.  Business Locals.  Trout Files at Thomson Stationery Co., ld.  Bread Scents a loaf for sale at Farley  & Simpson's. '  Spring nud Easter opening at Fred  Irvine & Co's., Tuesday.  Fish Elnrs and Hook* at  Thomson Stationery Co.,  Ld.  A good loaf of Home Bakery Bread for  5 cents at Farlery & Simpson's.  FOR SALE���������Several houses, central  location. 25 per cent, en investment.  Apply Stewart k Lennox.  Spring and Easter  opening at Fred  Irvine & Co's., Tuesday.  Trolling Lines anil 8|������oou Units at  Thomson Hlalluncry Co., M.  T. Lillie has opened out h new boot  and shoe store on Ward street to be  called tlie Qieeti S!ioe Store.  Fred Irviue & Co. intend opening  latest styles in Ladies Blouse Waists,  Drcss Costumes, Drew Shirt?, On pec,  etc., Tuesday, of which they invite inspection.  A grand Electrical Diorama of Alaska  and Klondike gold Hells will be given  in the Salvation Army hall ou Monday  evening, April 4th, by the Electroscope  Co. for the benefit of the Salvation Army  Klondike relief fund.  Fishing KouHitnd Landing Nets at  Thomson Stationery Co.,  Ld.  Remember Spring opening at Fred  Irvine & Co's., Tuesday.  Lessons given by an experienced needle  woman to children nnd young ladies in  needle work and embroidery at cornet of  Ward and Mill streets each Tuesday and  Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m, commencing  on Tuesday, April 5th. Pupils desired,  terras moderate. Miss Beck, enquire  at A. Q. Shaw's.  ������;atr Hooks, Itcels and Casts nt  Thomson Stationery Co. Ld.  ltemember Spring   opening  Irviue & Co's., Tuesday.  at   Fred  WASTED TO FIlttCUASK  In Nelson, a roomy cottage, conveniently situated. Cash if approved of.  Apply to GEO. S. BEER.  C. P. 11. Passenger Offlce, Nelson.  Millinery Opening.  Mrs. McLaughlin wishes to state to  the ladies of Nelson that ber opening  takes place Wednesday and Thursday,  April G nnd 7. Miss Oarretaon of Spo-  kr.ne, a lady witb first class experience  has charge and will fill oil orders on  shortest notice.  liament requiring railways companies to  provide for the safety of their employees  aud passengers by equipping carts with  automatic couplers nud air brakes, has  passed its second reading.  The newspapers announce that Japan  betweeu . 1S'.)5 ami 1905 will have devoted  193,000,000 yens to the building of warships. Forty seven have already been  ordered, with short terms of delivery, in  England, France uud Germany.  The Association of the Chamber of  Commerce of tbe United' Kingdom has  adopted a resolution favoring tho compulsory adoption within some limited^'  period, 'if the metric system of weights  and measures, legalized by the Act of  last session.  The Canadian Pacific Railway company expects at an early date to build  three big ocean liners, which will be  placed ton the route betweeu Vancouver  and Yoknbamii. The Empress vessels  will then be used for the passenger and  freight service betweeu Vancouver and  Australia.  The fifty-liftliHiiDUiil beat race between  crews representing lhe Universities ot  Oxford and Cambridge was won last  Saturday by Oxford' in 22 minutes nnd  15 stonds. The course was tbe usual  one of fonr and one-quarter miles, from  Putney to Mortlake.  h"  Manufacturers of  OISTING  Mining  and  SHIP'S  RKKiING  Wire Ropes  BLEIOHERT TRAMWAYS  The Dominion Wire Rope Co'y., Ltd., Montreal, Que.  "..-.     STOCK CARRIED IN ROSSLAND, B. O., BY ������l. D. SWORD, AQENT.  Manufacturers ot  "Lang's"  Underground  Haulage  Coijiery  Wire Ropes "'  Mining Stock Market.  Teacher's Salaries.  Tbe estimates tor the year make pro  visions for payment of teachers in the  Nelson schools as follows: Principal  $900 per year; 1st assistant, $720 ; 2nd  assistant, 8660; 3rd nssistant, $600; <tth  assistant, $600; 5t.ii assistant, $000.  While tbe salaries are slightly increased  over those of last year; they are not yet  up to the amount they should be.  The Bro brigade were called out  yesterday morning about 8 o'clock to  afire In the' C.P.R. ticket offlce.The  fire was discovered just as it was getting; a good start- in the wood work  near the furnace, but through the  exertion of the office boys was kept  under control until the arrival of the  brigade, when it was put out utter  causing but slight damage.  A man named Frank Burke formerly  a C.P.R, brakeman committed suicide  at Nakusp lust Saturday by jumping  off the Steamer Trail into the Columbia ri ver. As lie jumped overboard he  said, "Just tell them that you saw  me." The coldness of the water made  him repent of his rash act aud when  too late he made desperate attempts  to get out but without avail and he  sank before he could be rescued.  Hall Mines  I lundec  Fein   inlmo Con  Lo Roi   VVuiK-iKlc...  It'O.i Mask   .losic   Monte Cristo .  Lily May......  NE1.S0X   DIVISION    7.MAthabasca 23    .Co Bright Prospects..   .la    VTOKenneth    2?   ���������.15lLerwick    >������  'i'UAII. CltKEK DIVISION    8.0ffllron Colt    |.2.iiPoorman        .lOJDeerPnrk    2������ Kvoning Star..,  .atGoodlfopo   .20| Virginia .......  1  SI.OC.W  nivisioK  Dardanelles 11  Noble Five    .18  Wonderful..... ...  Sloean Star. 2.00  Reco.. ...' 1.60  Rambler-Cariboo.. .33  Arlington  .10  We invite particular attention to the follow.  in������ snaps, subject to sale:  5,000 Noble Fivo...  1000 Athabasca...  001) Sloean Star..  .18  .211  1.75  1000 Dundce(pTd).   .30  2500 Iron Colt 12  tOOOFern 70  List your Mining .Stocks and Real Estate  with us.       Wo ha\o cash buyers.  A   rirsl Class List ot  REAL ESTATE and  MINING PROPERTY  ���������r all Hurts for tele.  FOR SALE ���������  2 Lots,  corner Carbonate St...  ... t 800  2 Lot*  Carbonate St...  ..     400  lLot,  Vernon St... ���������  ...     325  1 Lot,  Cedar SI   300  lhot.  corner Carbonate  St....  ...     ������75  4 Lots  corner Cedar St.  ..fl    800  Spring aud Easter opening  Irviue & Co's., Tuesday.  nt Fred  a.v Aroittiv.  Don't think we have forgotten you,  we are sorrv but its not altogether  our fault; you see these matters have  to be attended to in rotation and it  being a new enterprise we could not  tell how many men we should have,  Next week we expect two more men  and then wc will be in a position to  Mil all orders the same day they are  received. We are glad you like our  cigars.   Yours truly,  Ehrlich ��������� Neel.vnds,  ... Ma.vufactvkkks ok tub ...  ROYAL SEATv KOKANEE  and   KOOTENAY BELL Cigars.  Remember  Irvine~&"Co's7  Spring opening  TuesdayT"*"^"  at  Fred  P10VDI0UL E8TIMATES.  Items etWxmemtltmfe em VmMleWorks In  Weal Beefmey.  Tbe estimate of revenue and expenditure of the province of British Columbia  for tbe fiscal year ending June 30th, WM),  wm laid before the provincial legislature  last week. The estimate of revenue for  tbe year amounts to 81,453,389.45 and  tbe estimated expenditure to $ 1,992,609.75.  The items of expendituto on public  works, affecting tbe Kootenay district  tra aa follows:  Coart House Nelson, addition   te furniture............ -  $4,000  Court House Rowland      ������.O0O  Towards construction of civic building*  at Kaslo available for govt purposes.   2.000  Lock-up at Ymir         600  Lock-up at Goat river ....       500  Public School Nelson...':..,.            4.000  Public School. Rossland........   5,000  Public School, Ymir...          ..1.000  Public School. Sloean City........    1.000  Roads, Bridges and Wharves :  West Kootenay. North Riding ......28.000  West Kootenay. South Riding...   .. 10,000  Kossland and Trail roada -..-....-, 18,000  Ymir road up Wild Horse creek.:-.......   1,000  Road Ten Mile creek, Sloean..... 7..... 7 3,000  Road Six Mite creek. Sloean.    8.000  Wharf Nelson         -������������������   1,000  Editor MlN'Eit:  Sir,���������I wieh to call tbe attention of the  Mayor, Council and Chief ot I'olioe, to  men who are carrying on business in cigar  stores, which is only a blind, the principal object being to run a gambling den  in tbe rear. If men only were admitted  I for oue, would not complain, but wheu  boys whose parents believe them to bo at  school are found in these rooms it is  about time Ihey were done away with.  W.-P. ltODIKSOW.  April 1st, 1898.  NEWS IN BRIEF.  CHURCH   NOTJCJKS.    , .  ; Church op Enoxaniv Matins 11 a.m.  Even Bong, 7.90 p. m. every Snnday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Han-  days in tbe moatb, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Pbesbttkbian Church. Servioes at  U a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Chcbch. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. tn. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. in. Prayer meeting on Friday.evening at 8 o'clock, Epworth League C.E.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Chubch. Mass at  Nelson every Snnday at 8 and 10.30 a. tn.  Benediction at 7.30 to a00 p. in.  Baptist Church.���������Services morning.  and evening at 11 a. m. end 730 p. m.  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8  p. ta. MeetiDgs are beld in the sohool  house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.   7-  ABABIAN HAIR RESTORER-Re-  news the color and promotes the growth.  At Vanstone's Drug store.  Whitewater Dividend.  The late owners of the Whitewater  mine held a meeting in Kaslo on "Saturday last and decided to declare a dividend of $40,000 making a total of 81O4.C0O  paid in dividend* to date. The amount  of tbe dividend includes the uet profits  of the big silver property up to March  23rd, tbe date of sale to tbe Whitewater  Mines, limited. The mine is now in  charge of S. S. Fowler, with J. Roderick  Robertson of Nelson as general manager.  Six years ago on March 29, J.J C. Eaton  took hold of the property, then a mere  prospect. He will now devote bis energies to other promising claims in the  vicinity. The new company intend to  erect a concentrator as sooa as the snow  goes off.  The  Ueaeral Sewn at the Week  ������rl*ay  S������aimar_c4.  The   Yukon military expedition  leave Ottawa early iu April.  Tbe Ontario recounts leave the parlies  50 Liberals, 43 Conservatives and one  Patron.  United States Senator Proctor, who  has visited Cuba, gives a very gloomy  picture of affairs on the island.  .The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has adopted a resolution asking  Congress to abolish the bonding privileges with Canada.  The act of the Manitoba Legislature  compelling all companies incorporated  outside the province, to register in Manitoba has been disallowed at Ottawa.  The Earl of Elgin and Kiucardiue,  viceroy of India since 1893, desires to  resigu his post and tbe government is  considering the appointment of his successor.  Mr. Davis' bill to allow members of the  North West Mounted Police to be pensioned after 20 years of Bervice instead of  25, was passed without opposition in the  Hoiise at Ottawa.  The afternoon train, which leaves the  Windsor station, Montreal, daily has now  been called the "gold train" by reason of  the cumber of men who travel by it on  the way to the Klondike.  Mr. Casey's bill in the Dominion par-  "i Room House, 1 IM   C Room House, 1 Lot   7 Room House, 1 Lot ,  CRoom House,3Lots..../.....  FOR RENT^���������**^  7 Room House (close in)   Store Room Vernon St   Store Building, Vernon St....  Office Room, Baker St   $  630  1200  .     1S00  1300  $30.00  17.60  00.00  15.00  !  !  NEW MUSIC STORE  Full  IIm   ������l   LatMt   HmsIc   trern  Cblcaga    and    New   Vork.  +       * V '+-���������-'*  Applications from persons desirious of participating in  Rehearsals   for either   Brass or Orchestra received.  Music Supplied for Parties, Balls, etc.     .  Instruction given on the Pianoforte.      .  For terms, etc., apply to  . .  BOURCHIER & GUIDEL  .  .  Husical Publishers and Importers  TURNER-BOECKH  BLOCK  WARD ST.     :    :   g :    :    :     NELSON.  ������������������������������������  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MM MM ������������������������������������������ttt4  MONEY TO  LOAN  Far Building ���������>Nrpo������t������.   *'��������� Belay.  H.G.M'CULLOCH&CO.  (830).    GENERAL BROKERS.  B4KEB ST.     -      NEU������X. B.C.  r.O. Bax 4SS        -      ���������       CUbsIi'm CmI*.  Henry, Forde  & Co.  mission Agents.  OATS, ETC.  Commission Agents.  Wholesale  Dealers  IN--.''  GRAIN WAREHOUSES.  NEUSON vn������ ROSSLANP.  Nelson Ofi<iob:   Corner Stanley and  'Victoria Streets.  Rossland Office:   Cor. Washington  St. and 1st Ave.  Address:  NELSON, ROSSLANP,  Box 175.      (������H)        Box 733,  J!  1  & L  OF T0B0HT0  Are now giving straight  Loans on improved City  Property, on easy monthly  Payments.'    ���������     ���������    ���������  No Table is Complete  m  ^  <&>  Without Good Bread and Butter.  Our latest  arrangements enable  us to supply  both.  From  this  time on  we  will receive tri-weekly  shipments of Fresh   Jersey Creamery   Butter  which  is  put  up under our own Brand.     The  Price will be 35 cents per lb.  We also  deliver  Fresh Bread, Pies and Calces.  Vegetables in season arriving daily.  For Prices call up Telephone No. 40.  YOURS TRULY,  The . . .  3. C. C. O. D. GROCERY  Parky & Simpson, Prep*.  m  '���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���������������������������  '*+*+  mi  PSTATP  d      A0PNTS  HARNESS  AND SADDLERY  Heavy team Harness. $10to  StiO: Express Uarness. ������30  to |3o; Single, light. ������15 to  {35; Team Honsingp, |5 to  $10; Pack Harness,!! toSS;  Horpe CollarB, $2.50 to $5.  Oil Coverings. Whips, Etc.  L- POGUE,  WARD ST  , ; Nosfiares^^to be subscribed  for. No fines. No forfei-  tures. For futher particu-  Ian as to terms, etc., apply  to undersigned.      ���������''   ���������  9 9 9 0 9 0 9 9 0  FOR 8ALE���������-a.  50 ft. lot Vernon St. 7 $1300  30 ft. loC Baker St. 800  Real Estate ia all parts of the city.  FORRENT^-^  One 3-Roomed Plastered House.  One Large New 8-Roomed Plastered House finished April 15,  ; ������ ������������ ������ ������ ������ ������ ������ ������   '  CD. J. Christie  Real Estate and  Insurance Broker  Opposite Post Office"  m  Your Blood  Is Thin and Impoverished after the long  winter.    :    :    :    :    :  Century  899  Opp. Court Hourfe.  NOTICE.  In the matter ot the goods of Thomas Allen,  also known as Thomas October Alien, late of  the City of Nelson, deceased, Intestate. All  persons who are indebted to the above estate  are required to pay the amount due forthwith;  and'all persons who have any claims against  the above estate are required! to send In. their  accounts, duly authenticated, on or before the  tenth day of May. 1898, to  FELL te GREGORY.  Board of Trade Bid'*, Victoria, B.C.  Solicitors for Robert Lemon Allen. Administrator of the above estate, -fl,  Victoria, B.C., Feb. 18th, 1898.��������� ������������i  Sarsapafilla  In   the Best JLbcalities.     SO^E AGENTS for  original owners of Addition "A" and "Hum*"  Addition.  kQANSMAPE  To Purchasers for Building purposes, on   Easy  Terms.  PUVAHOriE  Build  a  House for Yourself and Save  GAMBIA and O'RIEUY  Rent.  BAKER STREET  mil  NELSON, B.C.  LONDON fc BBTTOH C0L0IBU BOLDTOLDS,  HEAP OFFICE, LONDON, ENOLAND.  All  Gorhmunications relating to British Columbia business  to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.  J. Roderick Robertson,  General Manager  S.S. Fowler, E.M.,  Mining Engineer  NELSON, B.C.  803  Combined with Iron  is the best purifier and  enricher. Take it  now and-you will not  be troubled with that  Tired   Feeling.     :    :  SOLD QNLV AT  Vanstone's Drug^Sto^  Cor. Baker and Josephine Streets. (892  Fruit and.  Ornamental  TREES  Roses,  Holubb. Rhododendrons,  Grxenkousk and Bedddio Out  Plants, Cot Flovtuw.  fer-  coin-  AffncultunJimnlcmenta, "pray pnmpe,  tausen. bees, and bee supplies.   Most i  plete stock in British Columbia.  No-Agents.  CatalORue free.  Address.  <*������> M. tl. HENR!f,_     ;  904 Westminster Road, TasieMiver, mic.  JLHRSTOLASS  INVESTMENT.  The Oddfellows Building and Investment  Company. limited, of Nelson, Capital $20,000,  inform tbe public that a limited number of  shares are now on the market for sale. Shares1  $1000 each. soU in blocks of $100.00. The com-  .panrgaanatseUBper cent to investors oa  stock. Flans mar be seen and all particulars  obtained at Dr. Arthur's offlce Baker Street, or  frosaanjr^ottbePirectsrs.      . Y8T1>  Stock Certificates for sale at Dr. Arthur's.


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