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Array Whole Number 395.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, March 19! 1898.  Price Five Cents  THE CM COUNCIL.  MINUTES   OF  BEOTLAA  AND AT-  JOUBNED MEETINGS.  The Vlnanclul fMatcment fo be TrcMcnled  lip to lhe End of Mareh.-  ���������ther BmhIhcmw.       '  Business transacted at the regular  meeting of the city council held on  Monday afternoon was principally  routine. There were present Mayor  Houston and Aldermen Teetzel, Hillyer  and Malone.  A communication was received from  tbe Kootenay Lake General Hospital  Society asking for improvements to the  street leading to the hospital. The pub-  lie works committee asked for a week's  time to report on the matter which was  .granted. ' % J"        ,.���������'-,  Tenders for laying a sewer pipe, drain  on Hall street were received as follows:  Newliog k Co., $145; D. Lawson, $72.30;  ET Frost.1 $80; John Ellis, $120; Whit-  more & McCardle, 885. On motion tbe  tender of D. Lawson was accepted.  A communication was received from  H. J. Evans & Co., re application for a  gas franchise. The company ask that  certain clauses in the agreement proposed  by the council be altered. They ask  that clause 1 binding them to commence  work within six months be expunged;  that clause 4 be changed so ns to allow  them to lay gas, mains on streets and  lanes; that the clause binding the com-  pauy to pay to the eity a percentage of  the gross receipts each year be struck  out The communication was referred  to tbe puclic works committee.  Aid. Hillyer brought up the question  of the disgraceful condition of tbe cemetery, nnd the city engineer was instructed  to have a Btnall amount of money expended in temporarily fixing the graves  until 0 more suitable site can be secured  io the spring.  By-laws No. 23 aud 24, fixing the rate  ot taxation tor tbe j ear were reconsidered  and finally passed.  By-law No. 25, to provide-for sewer  connections and tbe charging of a sewage  fee was read twioe and laid o*er for  reconsideration at the next meeting of  council.  By-law No. 26 relating to the planting  of shade trees in the .city of -Nelson  reoeived two readings and waa laid over  for reconsideration. It provides tbat  trees shall be planted 12^ feet apart and  12} feet from the lot line, and that silver  popular,- willow and cottonwood are not  to be planted.  By-law No. 2T, amendiog the old fire  limits by-law No. 11 was laid over fur  advice as to its legality.  On motion ot Aid. Hillyer seconded by  Aid. Teetzel the city clerk was instructed  to prepare a statement giviug the name  Tot������Tery"pfWfirf hirlfacl^^p^aidlmoney int6  the city treasury since January 1st. 1898;  the amount paid and for what purpose  paid; also a statement of all money paid  out; to whom paid; for what purpose also  the dates of payment; bank deposits, etc.  The motion was agreed to after whioh  the council adjourned until Wednesday  afternoon. ?  -.'  '  ADJ0UBNED MEETING.  The council met pe rouant to adjournment on Wednesday, but adjourned  without transacting any business, until  Friday afternoon to allow time for the  city solicitor to get the new fire limits  by-law into shape.  The council met on Friday afternoon,  'Mayor Houston, Aldermen, Teetzel,  Hillyer and Gilker were present.  Aid. Hillyer'a resolution regardiug  city accounts wns amended to cover re-  .turns up to March 31st and adopted.  '���������"���������. The public works committee recommended the construction of side walks,  on principal streets of the ;city, Mayor  Houston to purchase material.  A communication was received from  Dr. Arthur stating that the I.O.O.F. had  agreed to extend the limits of their bar-  ial grounds 21 feet westward and grant  the space to the city for a public cemetery.'  By-law No. 27, re sewer connection was  read a second time and laid over for reconsideration.  quoted at 11%. The demand was steBdy,  especially from abroad, and prices advanced during the month until 12c ts. was  reached, which was the highest price of  the year. It was maintained during the  greater,part of February, but eased off a  few points in March. The average price  for 1898 wus 11.29 cts.  Ihe output of copper lost, year was  475,338,850 pounds, an increase of nearly  8,000,000 pounds over that of the previous year. Montana mines furnished  47 per cent of the output, Michigan 31  per cent, Arizona 1G.5 per cent and all  other sources 5.5 per cent. Copper pro  duotion in the United States increased  35 per cent in the four years ending with  the close of 1897.  The great increase in electrical work  throughout the world, during late years  has had a tendency to keep the price of  copper firm and there is no indication  that the demand from that source will  slacken. Electric railway and the electric transmission cf power are making  rapid advances which implies greater  03osumption of copper.  Mining   News.  Work will shortly be resumed on the  Boneta mine near Grand Forks.  The Le Roi company has ordered a  complete electric plant from San Francisco.  Water has temporarily stopped work  on the 100 foot shaft on the Josie copper  mine in Summit camp. ^  The Le Roi mining and Smelting Company paid nuother dividend of $50,000 on  Saturday, March I2lh.  The output of bullion from the Everett  smelter during the year 1897 aggregated  over 4500 tons, and the value exceeded  81.700,000.  It is reported from Ottawa that the  salary to be paid R. G. McConnell, the  new provincial mineralogist is to be  $1000 per annum.  The Payne mine, having completed its  tramway to the Nakusp & Sloeau branch  of the Canadian Pacific railway, is now  dividing its shipments between that road  aud the Kaslo & Sloean railway. .  The annual meeting of tho directors  and shareholders of the Dardanelles  Mining CQ._wac.Leld onJJ?hurfliiay.aod  Friday of last week at Kaslo, at which  the old Board of Directors were re-elected.  The general nununl meeting of the  Bright Prospects Mining and Development company, limited, will be held at  the office of the company in Nelson on  April 12.  The Quebec Mining Association recently, offered a prize for the^best essay  on "Gold Mining in the Yukon "which  was won by W. M. Ogilvie, leader of  the exploration party of the Gold Hills  Mining & Development company.  Willis M. Foulkes and Robert Nichbl-  lSf^ro^jn"ga"gM^in~^le^in1|"=1rotT^3'  placer ditches, near the mouth of tbe  Salmon riVer, which have not been used  for 20 years. Tbey estimate that the  ground will pay at least from $2.50 to $4  per day.  Indications are that considerable  development work will be, done io the  Waterloo camp, during the coming summer. The Maud S., Twin, Fractional  Standard, Grape Vino, Granite and  Touch-me-not claims iu that vicinity  have been bonded to Howard C. Walters  for $40,000.  The prospector says that Fort Steele  is on the eve of n gold boom. Wild  Horse, Moyie, Palmer's Bar, Tracy creek  and Bull Run will all contribute placer  gold, while a large number of claims  have from 10 to 1,000 tons of ore ready  tor shipment. The St. Eugene has 15,-  000 tons and the North Star can ship  from 100 to 200 tods daily.  Some Rossland men have organized a  company to be known as the Eureka  North Star Mining Company. Hector  Mcllae is president; D. Holzmen, of  Spokane, vice-president; John S. Clute,  jr., treasurer; S. L. Silverman, manager.  Ross Thompson, of Rossland, R. E-  M. Strickland and'B. E. Barinds, of  Spokane, complete the directorate. This  company's property is within 1,200 feet  of the famous Republic mine.  A  M  A Boom In Copper.  Lake copper reached the highest price  for many months m New York on March  9. Atone time 11M a lb. was bid and  \\% asked. Copper brokers say that the  advance is due to the unusually heavy  demand in both domestic and foreign.  Foreign stocks are now only 29,000 tons,  which is less than ever known in the history of the copper trade. Much of the  metal now being exported is used for the  manufacture of ammunition for the Eu-.  ropean armies and there is a constant demand in this branch of the trade.  It is more than a year since Lake copper was quoted as high as it ia to-day.  The market in January, 1897, opened  with a firm  tendanoy   and  Lake  was  B0ABD   OF    TBADE    RESOLUTION  SURPRISES TBEM.  BeManit  why   (he  Kettle  Blvcr   Valley  Bullway Would Not Uenent Nelnon  nnd Vicinity.  Development oik Toad Mountain.  Messrs. Watson and Kennedy who  have the contract, from the Winnipeg &  Eureka Mining Co. for 200 feet of tunneling on the Summit claim situated on  Toad mountain, about one mile from the  Silver King, were in town during the  week, and report considerable development work being carried on in that  neighborhood all of which is giving favorable returns.  Five men have been at work on the  Summit and about 80 feet of tunnel has  been driven. The men are now engaged in crosscutting for the lead and several  stringers have been struck which carry  copper and some galena.  -Victobia, B.C., March 18.���������(Special)���������  Much surprise is felt here at the reported  resolution of the Nelson Board of Trade  favoring the granting of admonition  charter to the Kettle River Valley railway, calculated as such a line would be  to further build up Spokane and North-  port to the distinct disinterest of Nelson  and other British Columbia cities. It is  felt that Nelson's prosperity is in a great  measure due to the successful operation  of its smelter which interest today could  use boundary ores. The same condition  applies in regard to the Trail smelter.  The impressiou prevails that the Nelson  Board of Trade is hardly alive to the full  significance of the resolution, nor how  seriously the construction of the Kettle  River Valley railway would work against  the. advancement of that city in particular and the Kootenay generally.  It also remarked that Mr. Corbin could  not afford to haul Boundary oris to poinls  on the Nelson k Fort Sheppard and Red  Mountain in British Columbia at the  same rate as to Northport. The establishment of smelters on his lines iu British Columbia would so palpably conflict,  with his position and railway interests  that it is perfectly safe to assume that be  would do all in his power to prevent them  ever being erected. In any cose would  the erection of smelters on the lines of  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard work to the  detriment uf Nelson. '.The'question is  asked, why give to Northport the Boundary ore to-day required by the smelters  of Nelson and Trail?  .     ORE SHIPMENTS.  nuniUMry of Amount or Ore and Watte  Exported from tne Fort or Nelson.  The ore shipments for the week show  a marked falling off from those of the  previous week: Tbe following are the  figure'*: " .  ORE  Lo Roi mine, Rossland  1320  Paynu Mine, Sloean .'... *90  Queen Bess  01)  Idaho,   Sloean  59  Montezuma .'  19  Whitewater ..V.... 57  Rambler .-'.  80  Last Chance :  60  Ruth ,  ior  Antoinc  31  '  ���������'     Total for the week     2106  Approximate Value $157,038  TONS VALUE  Total for March       72.W     t 504,992  Total for February       8.619 872,222  Total for January       9,500        1,197,489  Total so far for 1898      25,r8        2,574.703  Total for 1897, via Revclstoke 719,134  Total for 1897. port of Nelson 55.271       7,613,324  i^i=-_   Auother le Roi Accident _.  The Le Roi company has been telegraphing all over Canada in order to find  the relatives of Arthur William Walker,  who was killed by falling down a stope  iu tbe mine last week. It was thought  that he was a native of Guelpb, Ont., but  no trace of his relatives can be found and  tbe body bas been interred at Rossland.  He had a bank account of several thousand dollars.  Lateii.���������Tbe Rossland Miner of tbe  18th gives further information as follows:  The sister of William Walker, the man  who died from the effects of injuries  received in tbe Le Roi mine, has been  heard from. A letter addressed to biin  oame to theLe Roi mine. It was opened  aud found to have been written by his  sister, Mrs. JLiizzie Bain, of Vancouver,  B.C. [Mrs. Bain was apprised of tbe  death ot her brother by wiie. In answer  to this a telegram was received from her  directing that the body of ber brother be  shipped to Vancouver in order that the  funeral might be held there. In accordance with the directions received the  Le .Roi company .will have the remains  of the unfortunate man forwarded to  Vancouver today. '"  Norm West territories' Visitors.  11. H. Williams, a prominent merchant and ex-mayor of Regina; N.W.T.,  spent Thursday in the city on his return  from a pleasure trip to the coast In  company Messrs. Pettingell, Clements,  Lamont, former Reginains, Mr. Williams  visited the Hall Mines smelter.c He re-  ported that time3 were unusually brisk  in the prairie capital and that quite a  number of Klondike argonauts are going  to the Yukon by the Regina-Prince Albert route. Crops were good in Assini-  boia last year and the unusually good  prices for all kinds of farm produce has  placed the farmers on a good footing.  murder of Dennis Connors at Kuskcnook  on the night of February 13th, will be  chosen from among the following named  gentlemen: Geo. R. Robson, Gilbert  Stanley, W. J. Wilson, J. L. ReUllick,  II. R. Cameron, James Lawrence. C. W.  West, M. DesBrisay, John Malone, Dan-  can McArtbur, John A. Turner, Arthur  Ferland, H. J. Evans, W. N. Rolfe, Walter J. Gjoiulan, James Bannerman.  I*revlnelal ttevenne.  The second report of the Public Accounts Committee to the Provincial Legislative Assembly, shows that the revenue  collected from July 1st, 1897 to Jan.'Slat,  1898, amounted to $792,630.81.  GENERAL LOCAL iffS.  PEBSONAU.  E. E. Phair visited Rossland this  week.  W. A. Jowett went to Spokane on  Wednesday. >  R. S. Burton of Burton City spent  Sunday in the city.  J. S. Cox of the. Crow's Nest Pass  railway survey is in city.  A. W. Crittenden of Ymir, spent  Tuesday evening in the city. '  W. C. Forrester, provincial constable  at Ymir, spent Sunday in the city.  Provincial Constable W.; J. Devitt  of Trail spent Monday in the city.  Mr and Mi*. H. W. Simkin of Nakusp spent Wednesday in the city.  ,_F.  M.  Chadbourn,  mining broker,  spent Monday and Tuesday inRossland.  Frank Watson, manager of the Arlington mine, was in the city this week.  Bruce White, manager of the Sloean  Star Mining Co., spent Monday in the  city.    '  A. J. Linden, a commercial traveller  from Omaha, spent Monday in the  city.  G. A. McRea, representing Swa-  bnjeher Bros., wholesale grocers. Seat-  tic!, speet Monday in the citv.   .  ' W. A. Galliher went to Rossland on  Thursday night to attend the postpon-  ed^meeting.of the Dundee* Mining Co.  police Magistrate Lucas of Kaslo,  p*feeed;through the eipy on Tuesday  on his return from a visit to Victoria.  Jk. McT.. CampbeU of Winnipeg,  western manager of the Canada Life  Assurance Co., spent a couple of days  in the city this week,.  Klrwnp to lie fromoten.  Advices from Victoria state tbat John  Kirknp, the present mining recorder at  Rossland is to be appointed Gold Commissioner for tbe Trail Creek: division.  Mr. Kirkup bas been provincial police  officer and recorder for tbe division  since March 1895 and was a prominent  factor in the preservation of law and  order in tbe early days ot the Rossland  camp. He came to British Colombia in  1877 and became a member of tbe pro.  vincial force in 1881 .-----  |������o Not Want an B**tera B������rrl������ter.  The secretary ot the British Columbia  law society has been instructed to forward to the minister of justice at Ottawa,  the following resolution: "Resolved  that this general meeting of tbe law  society of British Columbia respestfully  protest against the appointment of any  barrister to the bench ot this province  who is not a member of the Bar ot tbe  province of British Columbia."  The resolution was passed in conse-  ijuence of the report connecting tbe  name of Mr. D. C. Fraser, M.P., of  Guysboro, N. 8., with the eiisting  vacancy.  Klondike?* Not Accepted-  Tbe meeting ot the Grand Lodge tor  British Columbia of the A.O.U.W.beld  last week in Nanaimo was largely  attended. The financial condition of tbe  order was reported to be on a satisfactory basis. The Grand Master Workman was instructed to warn all subordinate lodges against admitting applicants  known to be going to the Yukon gold  fields. The society's stand in the matter  is prompted by the action that insurance  companies are taking in the matter.  Special Assize on Starch 21.  His Honor Justice Walkem will preside  at a special assize to be held in  Nelson,  commencing on Monday next,March 21st.  The grand jury in the case of Davis, alias  I Doyle, alias Sullivan, charged with the  Have No Vie for Aftlatle*.  At a meeting of the Rossland Trades  and Labor Union, held last Saturday, a  resolution was passed urging the people  of that city to bestow their patronage on  white laundries and hotels and other  business houses which employ white  labor only. All labor men were desired  to smoke only those cigars which are  made by union labor, each box of which  should bear the blue label of the union.  Canadian Life Insurance,  An abstract of life insurance business  in Canada up to the end of December  has been issued by the Dominion government showing the total investment in  policies to be $344,314,446. Of this  amount $208,927,011 is held by Canadian  compauies. The assessment companies  in addition hold policies to the amount  of 3116,291,199;  EVEAT8  OF   UTESEBT   Dl  AUD  AB0UHD IEL80I.  Brief   .Mention   or   ntennenlngs In the  B-lalrlet Baring the rase  Seven Bars.  The regular spring assixes will be  held at Nelson on June 20.  John Dean of Ymir has been appointed a Justice of the Peace.  Born.���������On Sunday, March 13th to  the wife of Geo. Hunter, a son.  Frank Granthan has been appointed  assistant provincial Constable at Ymir.  Fort Steele and Moyie City have  been connected by a telephone line.  The Genelle lumber company's saw  mill at Nakusp has resumed operations.  The sawmill at Moyie City was  destroyed by fire on Monday evening  last.  A large force of men are at work on  the construction of the new C.P.R.  transfer wharf.  - The government work on the improvements to the Duncan river will  begin next week.  The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  R. G. McLeod died on Wednesday  morning, aged two months.  ' Nelson Lodge, I.O.G.T. will give an  an entertuinmeut in the Methodist  church on Monday, March 28th.  , The registered school population, of  British Columbia is about 16,000,  according to the latest statistics, ���������  The regular meeting of the South  Kootenay Board of Trade was adjourned until next Thursday afternoon.  At the request of Nelson Lodge LO.  G.T., Rev. Mr. Morden will preach a  temperance sermon tomorrow evening.  -; The town of Kuskpnook, attb#he*4  of Kootenay lake is steadily growing^  and has now a population of about'  600. r-r rf.  ,  " James FelftUHfT ^Armstrong of  Fort Steele has been gazetted as a  deputy coroner tor the county of Kootenay.  -. Tbe Canadian Pacific railway have  reduced flour rates from Winnipeg to  Kootenay points from 20 to 25 cents  per, barrel.  The contract for the sub-station for  the West Kootenay power & Light  company at Rossland has been let to  Sol Cameron.  J. F. Bourne, formerly of MacLeod,  who was recently admitted to the  British Columbia Bar, has opened a  law office in Ymir.  The Canadian Pacific railway earnings for the week ending March 7 were  $454,000; for the same week last year  they were 8325,000.  R. Macdonald, proprietor of the  Balmoral hotel, Sandon, a descendent  of the original Macdonalds of Glen-  guty, is in tbe city.  The workmen are engaged excavat  ing for the foundation of the new Odd  fellows' block at tbe corner of Baker  and Kootenay streets.  A. E. Fauquier of New Denver has  gone to Victoria to see that that town  is accorded proper consideration at the  hands of the provincial legislators.  Wm. Chisholm died on Thursday in  Dan Lusk's shack of appendicitis.   De  ceased was a miner and worked in the  California mine during the winter.  R. R. Gilpin, collector of customs at  Grand Forks 'has been appointed  deputy collector of inland revenue,  with headquarters at Grand Forks.  At a recent sale of rare postage  stamps in London, a British Columbian  two-penny-half-penny purple imperforate  brought the highest price ������21.  The Calgary and Edmonton railway  company has applied for a charter to  extend its line to connect with tbe  Crow's Nest Pass railway at MacLeod  junction.  Thos. Gray's new sawmill on the  pier adjoining the city wharf commenced operations on Tuesday and  the new machinery is running satisfactorily.  A.bill has been introduced in the  provincial legislature to make applications for registrations of provincial  voters on the old forms valid up to  April 1st.  There was a small attendence at the  lacrosse meeting last Wednesday evening, and very little business was  transacted. It was decided to issue  tickets at   $2 each to raise funds for  procuring lacrosse sticks etc., the  tickets admitting holder to allschedule  games in Nelson during the season.  The meeting was adjourned until Friday evening March 25 at' the Hume  Hotel.  Rossland and Kaslo, which are now  sub ports will be made chief ports on  April 1. Nakusp will be placed under  the survey of Kaslo and Trail under  Rossland.  The St. Patrick's day dinner at the  Club hotel on Thursday evening was  largely attended and the bill of fare  provided by Mr. Curran was thoroughly enjoyed.  The names of E. P. Davis, Q.C, and  Hon. Jos. Martin���������two Vancouver  barristers are mentioned in connection with the vacant chief Justiceship  of British Columbia.  Farley k Simpson are building a  large four storey addition to the Grand  Central hotel which will increase  their accommodation for guests to the  extent of about forty rooms.  Engineer H. D. Lumsden late of the  Crows Nest Pass survey has returned  to Ontario where he will act in a  similar capacity on the new line to be  constructed from Toronto to Sudbury.  In future persons who desire to have  their names placed on the voters' list  must either present their applications  in person to the collector or make a  statutory declaration before a justice  of the peace.  New advertisements this week-  Emory & Walley, gents' furnishings;  West & Emerson, Coal; J. E. Annable,  Ontario Mutual Life insurance Co.;  Sons of England; Mrs. Kempling, millinery; Kootenay Cigar Co.  G. H. Gardner, C. P. R. engineer  locating the Crows Nest Pass railway  from Goat Riyw landing to Nelson  was in the, city last Saturday. The  location is surveyed along the west  side of the lake to a point opposite  Sanca.  The Kaslo delegation to Victoria  stated on their return tbat everything  tended to show that Nelson is the  place chosen for the location of the  registry office, although Kaslo's claims  were urged on the principle that it  was an open question.  A very enjoyable program was  rendered last evening at tbe entertain*  tnent given by the Ladios' Aid in the  Presbyterian church. The church was  crowded and the ladies are to be  congratulated, not only on their sue*  cess financially, but on their success as  entertainers.  While returning from a funeral on  Tuesday last in Rossland a team he-  came frightened and ran away. After  running some distance the team overtook another sleigh load of ladies, one  of the horses jumping into the sleigh.  Both sleighs were upset and several of  the occupants wore seriously injured.  A. R. McLennan, contractor on the  Crow's Nest Pass railway, brother of  Col. McLennan, M.P., for Storroont  county, and a well known contractor  on the original C.P.R. construction is  in the city. Mr. McLennan has a contract for about five miles of rock work  about 40 miles from Goat River Landing.  The summer time card of the Inter*  national Navigation and Trading Co.  went into effect on Tuesday, March  15. The International now leaves  Nelson at 4;45 p.m. and arrives here  at 0:45 a.m. every day except Sunday.  It provides for a semi-weekly run of  the steamer Allwrta from Kaslo to  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  F. R. Dunn, who has been confined  in the Kootenay Lake General Hospital for the past three months, suffering from the effects of an accident in  the Kootenay Power Company's works  at Bonnington Fulls is able to be  around again but will in all probability be a cripple for life. He intends  going east next week for treatment.  A. A. Farwell of Harrison Hot  Springs has sent a petition to the,  British Columbia legislature regarding  the substitution of an automatic ball  for the paper ballot in elections and  asking for an opportunity to exhibit  his invention to the House, with the  end in view that it may be given a  test at the approaching general elections.  Mr. Melville Parry, travelling agent  for the Confederation Life Association  with headquarters at Nelson arrived  in the city last week and has commenced operations. Mr. Breeze, who  formerly had charge of this district  will attend to the coast district* while  Mr. Perry has charge of the interior.  Mrs. Parry will arrive from Winnipeg  in a few weeks.  Knroei for the Vnken.  The London Times announces editor*.  ially that Lady Aberdeen is appealing  for   subscriptions   for the purpose  of  sending nurses to tbe Yukon district. THE MINER. NELSON ���������%-<&, SATURDAY, MARCH ip. 1898.  Iltt Jflincr.  THE MINER'is printed on Ssiturduys, mill  will be mailed to any address in Cnniuln or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copio.-i live eont.s.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  "at"the rate of $3 per column inch per month:  ritANSIKXT ADVKRTISKMEXTS inserted  ut the rate of 15cents per nonpareil line first  innerlioii, anil 10 cents per line for each suh-  Kcn,iU)iitlii*ortion. AdvorllsciiioiiUmiiuiiiiK  for shorter period tliiui three months are  classed transient.  AM, COMMUNICATIONS to the Kdilor must  be accompanied by the name and address  of tho writer, not necessarily for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  TIIK LAUKL on your papur sIiowh the date on  which jour paid up subscription expires.  If In arrears kindly remit ami see that the  date Ik changed, which should bo snllleieiit  receipt.  PRINTING turned out iu Arsl-mlo style at the  shortest notice.  ���������ODROSO  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month,   Visiting brethren invited.  G. L. Lennox, Secretary.  ���������   I. O. O. F.    Kootenay Lodge,  No. 16, meets every Monday night,  . at  their Mall, Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSON, Secretary.  NELSON   LODGK  No. 25, K. of P..  \Ameets in Castle hall, McDonald block  jaevcry Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  7AII visiting knights cordially invited,  J. .T. Mau>ne. C.C.  (820) Oko, l'AP.TitiiJCE, K.of R.andS.  NRLSON LODGK.   I. 0. G. T.      Meets in  Castle Hail, McDonald Mock, every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cordially invited. J. Mormsy Hoao,  Chief Templar.  John Telford, Sec'y.  NELSONS   QUEEN   NO. 211.  SONS     OF    ENGLAND,  meets  second and fourth Wednesday of  each month at K. of P. Hall. Mac  Donald Block,  cor. Vernon and  ,_     .���������     Josephine streets.   Visiting breth  ern cordially invited.        Ernest Kino,  Ciiab. H. Farrow, Worthy President  Secretary.  payers and lie directly 'responsible (b  thorn only, ;ind entirely free andi independent of the council in; every w:\.:.  Tho wretched salary,,������f# $100 'a" year  which tho Nelson city auditor gets is  entirely, inadequate'-for the position.  Luckily in Mr. John Hamilton, Nelson  has aii auditor wlio commands"'the' respect and esteem of everyone and the  only surprising thing is that the services of so eligible a, uian can be obtained for tho paltry'pay! offered, or  that Mr: I lain i I ton can possibly find  timo to Jit tend to the work.  ���������M IM'LKADINO PROSPECTUSES.  SATURDAY. MARCH 10. 1898.  KOOTENAY'S POSITION.  The annual statement of accounts  laid before the Provincial pat lianient.  is mode up to the 30th of June, in the  preceding year.   It thus happens that  the present House sitting at Victoria  is studying the figures of a year ago.  In ������ new country like the Kootenay,  which is only just beginnin&jtofeel  the balmy sunshine of,.it* fl**jt; jP������"������t  perity,    event*   moi*    rapidly.     In  theee- accounts  of   a   year   ago  the  -Jfyrures supplied- hy   Kootenay show  her as being entitled to a first place  when   the  nppropiations are  served  out.   Since June 1896* the district has  made wonderful  progress and tluro  are .material   evidences   of a much  increased volume of business actually  , taking 'place now and to be still more  enlarged in  the future.   Not only is  this the case in "West Kootenay, but  our .eastern sister will probably before  , long equal us in prosperity. Kootenav  ,will not have to go begging for favors  to Victoria much longer.   The coast  will have to come cap. in hand to Koo-  tenay.   Not only shall we supply the^  wealth itself, but "our population wilT  entitle us to the largest representation  in the house  of any district  in the  province.  PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.  As  si   specimen   of  careless work,  the Municipal Clauses  Act of 1800 is  well up to the British Columbia standard.,  There is nothing in it that we  can find directing how the accounts  are to be kept.    I n fact it docs not say  that accounts, are to Ik> kept at all,  though in one clause it refers incidentally to the books of account.    1t is understood that the present City Clerk is  having a new set of books as he declares himself unable to keep tho accounts satisfactorily in the old ones.  That is probable true.   It is even rumored that the old ones did not exist at  all, but that may not be true.   Anyhow it is satisfactory to note that proper books are now to be opened,  There is another rumor rife in the  town which should be set at rest at  once. It is to the effect that one of  the Water Rates Receipt books is  missing. If this is the case it is the  auditor's duty to report it, and not to  report it secretly to the mayor orcouh-  cil but to the ratepayers, By the way,  the appointment of the auditor is on a  wrong basis altogether. His duty is to  guard the ratepayers interests. First  of all to see that the council has the  proper authority' to spend money in  certain directions and then to see that  the right people get it. It lies within  : his province also to check the receipts  and to ascertain that they are all devoted to their proper uses. He is the  ratepayers check on the council-nnd  consequently he should not be appointed by the council itself. The act directs that, this official should be appointed by the Lieut.-Governor, which  is perhaps just a shade better than by  the council itself, but very 1 ittl.e, for in  all probability the Lieut-Governor accepts the council'snouiinee. The auditor should be appointed hy the  rate-  It is time that something was done  to  protect the  province against tho  the   brass   band prospectus.     Unfortunately we  liavo seen too many of  these and ibis no use to wake sleeping  dogs by mentioning names.  They magnify tho merest prospect into a mine  and if they have a property on  which  some little work has been done, it is so  rich that one wonders how it came to  be on the market at all.   It is  safe to  to say that we on this side wbo know  something about the properties, fairly  gasp at the audacity of the promoters  and wonder that any man who has a  good name or reputation to lose dares  to put his name to such things.   However the name is there and it is on the  strength of this name that the public  subscribe the money.   If they would  only   consult some  independent and  honest man oh the spot, and thank  goodness there are plenty such,   not  one single cent would go into the promoter?  treasury.    But the public is  content to place its confidence in the  highly colored statements of the sellers  and placidly buy their wild cats at the  price of mines.   Then comes in a period  of blow.   Some high official, manager,  engineer or what not, comes out and  sets men at work, and there is no end  of talk about the magnificent results  about  to   happen.!   At the general  meeting of the Waverley company held  in London Mr. Grant- Govan actually  hiid the audacity to say that he would  give his personal guarantee that the  mine would yield 1000 tons of ore a  week which would bring in a profit of  $50 a ton, that is over two and a half  millions a year.   Of course the value  of this statement depends oa the value  of Mr. Grant Govan's personal guarantee, and he is the best judge of that.  But if he is a man of his .word,'he will  before long probably be in reduced  circumstances. r  After the talk corner the slump and  then disgusted shareholders rail against  British Columbia in general and the  province gets a black eye.  It is in cases of this kind where the  British Columbia press can do yeoman service. It is useless looking to  the government. Its own Agent General, the man who represents us in  London, in spite of most vigorous protests actually was allowed to become a  director of Hbrhe-Payne's company,  and two'"members of the Cabinet itself  are directors of a company from which  a well known man has withdrawn his  name. ; But the press can help.. Let it  fearlessly tell the truth about every  prospectus that is brought out. The  papers will increase their, circulations  and the province will benefit.  We lead tlie way.  The shadow of a coming prospectus  has fallen upon 11s in the shape of two  articles, both by the same man, one' in  the Illustrated London News  and the  other in the Sporting Dramatic.   They  profess to deal with the mineral resources of the province but they really  arc heralds in advance of the Associated,Gold Mines of B.C,   This company  claims to have 9fl mineral properties  in   "the  immediate neighborhood  of  mines which have yielded and are continuing   to   yield enormous wealth."  Unfortunately for the promoters they  publish a sketch map showing the position of all these claims.   Our readers  will be astonished, in view of the above  description, to hear that there is not  one in Rossland, or Trail Creek, or Nelson, or in the Salmon river, or in  the  Sloean, if wc except two which are apparently   intended to be on   Lemon  creek.    The others ars scattered  all  over the province from Texada Island  to East Kootenay, but we fail to know  any other part but West,Kootenay to  which the description of the prospectus  applies.   Two or three of the claims  are in promising country such as East  Kootenay, Lillooet and the Lardeau  hut though'we have tlie greatest faith  in their future,  especially in   that of  our eastern neighbor, it is not true; to  say that.they "have-yielded and are  continuing to yield enormous wealth."  Now if the prospectus simply said that  they had 96 claims in the immediate  neighborhood of some promising prospects upon which a good deal of development  had proved their   earlier  promise, ana that it: was a good gamble to go into, no one could cavil.   But  then, they would have sold no shares.  defence, '' To most Americans their  army is quite unknown and the sudden  revelation that they have one with  horses, guns, etc, all complete, comes  to them like a new Noah's Ark to a  child.  BIDS WANTED.  Up to the 24tb day of March, 2  o'clock p.m., for three different frame  buildings. Plans and specifications to  be seen nt my office. II. HokpI'nkr,  Architect.  MILLINERY.  A new stock of all the latest Novelties in Millinery has l>een opened by  Miss Buckley in Traves' block, upstairs.  A competent milliner from the east is  in charge.  WILLS'...  Tobaccos  ^Kf ^Ei ^b        ^Ei --L      ^Ei iZi        ^E*  ^p      *ip      jt*      ^f      ^r      ^p      ^4,  Capstan.   And an  Traveller   Zl  000  WHOLESALE  E. A. MORRIS,  Tobacconist. | Victoria-  Piticn List on Application,  DRESS and MANTLE  MAKING.. ..  PRICES REASONABLE  Call at Latimer Street, Third  . House  East   of   Brewery. .  876 .   .   .   MISS E. FIELD.  Newest Designs of  WALL PAPER  For1898  Borders ana  Ceilings  to Match  Thomson stationery Co.  MMITKD..  962  ^V^H'^^v  ... ANP ...  PRPSSMAKINa  Mrs. Kempliog baa just received a  stock of First Class Millineby  in ail the Latest style?, from London  and  Paris.���������   ��������� '������������������-������������������'���������   ���������  A * OALL * 18 * SOUOITEP.  "   Ladies' own material made np  nt a very low rate    .  STORE    ON    WARD    STREET  (former])' occupied by Fern Cigar Store)  If the city buys the plant of the  Electric Light company the price paid  should be estimated on the report of  some independent and competent  accountant, not on the statement of  its value made hy an officer of the  company.  The war clouds in the United States  seem over for the time, but activity  still prevails in providing means   of  ���������    ���������  Ye OWe  Fashioned  ENGLISH  GINGER  BEER,  a-  Thorpe & Co., Ld. '���������$*&; -  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  hospital! SOCIETY  All persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directcH s.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  (������9)  . . HOLBROOK & OHASE . .  CITY  SCAVENGERS  Are prepared to do all kinds of scavenger work  and chimnej- sweeping.   Orders loft  with Kirkpatrick & Wilsou  will receive prompt  ;(821) attention.  i HOLBROOK te CHASE.  Nelson. P. 0. Box 189.  PBOVKSSIOKAI. CARDS.  BUS, HALL & HAWKKY. PHYSICIANS  and Surgeons.  Office, Baker St., corner  Ward St.. Nelson 11. C.   Telephone 70.   (813  II. HOLDICH. ASSAYSll AND ANA-  l*   lytical Chemist, Hull p' root, Nelnon. 701  R,   HARRISON,   BARRISTER.   NO-  i,   Ury I'ubile, Sloean City. 1M  ML. OHIMMKTT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary l'ublit, Etc., Sandon  li. 0. (131)  EM. SANDILANDS. QKNKRALAOKNT  ���������   Kirn   Iii8iira!i������a   und   Mining  Broker,  Snmlon. 1), V. HIU  IJ1LKTCHER 8. ANDRKWS, BARRISTKK,  5 Solicitor, cte. Solo Agent for tlio Cnim  <linn Kire lnmirance Co. Ileal KhUUo and  Mining proportion for huIo.   Sloean City. AC.  (Ml)    "  GORK, BURNKT & CO.. PROVINCIAL  uiul Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Kiigliiecrn. Nelnon. II. C, Room No. i, over  Thomson te Co.'n Hook Store. 6U .  f. c. c.ambu: j.r. francis j. oreii.lv.  M, Inst. C.E, -IM. Can. Soc. C.E. Assoc. M.'Inst. CIS.  M.Am. Soc. CK.   1'. I..S. for ll.C. I'.L.S. for lit  (L������tc K������s. I;i,f. l>>-[<. ofl'ilb. Wks. Kosdalld, B.C.  ot Canatlu ill U.C.)  Nelson. B.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEERS,     9     O     O  O     PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS.  Accountants and General Agents.  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON -       (7871        - B. C.  Seeds .  Garden  Flower  Lawn Grass  Seeds  ���������     ���������     ���������  We have a full  Stock of the above  at     :     :    :    :    :  Eastern Prices  CANADA DRUG &B00K Go.  m LIMITED.  Fruit and.    tdccc  Ornamental   IKPFa  Roses, Hollies, Rhododendrons,  Greenhouse and Beddino Out  Piants. Cut Flowcbs.  Agricultural implementH, spray pumpa, fer-  talizers, bees, and bee supplies, Most complete stock in British Columbia. No Agents.  Catalogue free.   Address.  mi) M. ������l. HENRY,  60t Westminster Road, >a������e������������ver. H.C.  BANK 0 F HAWFAX.  ���������'INCORPORATED iSb).  CAPITAL PAID-UP      -     -      $1,500,000.00  BB8T        -..-������������������    -     -        1.175.000.00  Hiao OMicv, HALIFAX. N.8.  T. B. Kenny. Esq., President,  D. H.  DUNCAN, Cashier.  Branches and Correspondents in the principal  Citie* in the Provinces. United States and  Qreat Britain, and at Vancouver, Rossland  Nanaimo and Nelson, B.C.  A   general 'banking   business   transacted.  Sterling Bills of Exchange bought and sold.  Letters of credit, etc., negotiated.  Accounts  and deposits received on most favorable terms.  :". GEORGE  KYDD,  M7 Manager Nelson Branch.  I! is 1 ������i iiiffiu  That you nau get the best Life Policy  for the Lowest Premium in....  Ontario   Mutual  *-*.'#   #  It ja one of the oldest anil  strongest Companies in Canada,  aud tbe only Canadian Company  wbiob paya 100 -per cent, of iia  profits to policy holders.  '. *     *���������*.*���������.'..  J. E. ANNABLE, Dffi^ffiT:  R.L. DEUKY, p"���������������%  ES3  Manager.  Kootenay Cigar  *   MTgGo..';*  ... Maxcpactdrers of the ...  ROYAL SEAL  KOOTENAY BELL  AND    KOKANEE  Ehrlich&Neelands, props  After this date Messrs  WEST    &     EMERSON  .���������"���������  .    KILL FILL NO ORDERS FOR  COAL,   WOOD  OR  LIME  '���������   :   :   Unless accompanied by   :   ;   :  SPOT CASH.  Nelson, March 19th, 1898. g8i  The  Gem   Blue  Flame Oil   Stove  Made by the Dangler Stove and Manufacturing Co.  v      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 onlv on the Gem.      Call and  examine them.    :    :    :    :  NELSON   HARDWARE   CO.  DEALERS IN  733  Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc.  We   Spring   Our  Spring: Hats  Today. Latest American  (among others J.B. Stetson)  English,  Canadian Blocks  $2.00 and Up  P. O. STORE  at  J. A. GILKER  CO  00  RUBBER  U U  B B  B GOODS b  E E  RUBBER  CO  -a  <37C(  Meats, Teas, Coffees, Fruits and Vegetables, dried  and canned, and other Groceries. r ' A first class  assortment.  SOLE  AGENTS   IN  KOOTENAY  FOK  78$  STRICTLY  WHOLESALE  Okell   &   ilorris'   Jam*,   Pickles.   ������tc.x  mKOOTENA Y SUPPLY GO.  ���������xgrBLSOST.  Sugar  Sugar  ^"We^lfave just unloaded^ a car of Vancouver Sugar which we are offering  very cheap.  Besides the ioo lb. sks. we have it  in io and 20 lb. cotton sks. Very nice  for families. s(;  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   1  prices.    Always a pleasure to show you  what we have to offer.  MB  M. Pes Brisay & Co;  RUYA  FARH  ''��������� A Paradise  for the  Homeseeker and  Sportsman.  ...IN EAST  KOOTENAY  We have 26,000 acres   of choice  FARMING  LAND  For Sale at prices ranging  from  $2.50  to  $30  per acre;  EASY TERMS: Five yearly payments, Six -er cent, interest.  CROWS'  NEST   PASS  RAILROAD  runs through  our  lands, and  tho   richest  Mlniiiir  - Country in Brituh Columbia. .���������������������������.������*  NOW   18   THE  TIME   TO   BUY.   Don't  miss this chance,  but get a home while  land,ia cheap.  Full information, with maps and particulars  Trie Kootenay Valleys Company:itl  OF   LONDON.    ENGLAND. '{  T.      G������      PROC"TER3      MANAGER 816  Baker Street   ���������-  ...      .      .      -      .      .    NELSON, B. C,  B.e.  M     R      SMTTR &  PF) Biscuit  Manufacturers.  1T1������    III    OiVlIin  (X   LUi    Established 1858.        Yictoria,  Awarded Three Gold Medals aud Six Silver Medals at B. C. Exhibitions.  Awarded Medal and-Diploma ab Colonial and Indian Exhibition  London, England, 1896. '  in ������ ^illakeJa.sP'c,aI B|se������W for the Klondike, carcfuUy prepared with finest t������wMIm  those t^k?n^ied f?rm anA PAcked in tlns- This is an excellent food formning^mp^andi������  those taking long journeys.   OurDoBBIsc-UisthecheapestandbestinthTmSlet   fir them!  THIS IS THE  LARGEST BISCUIT FACTORY IN WESTERN CANADA. THE MINER NELSON. B. C. SATURDAY. MARCH 19, 1898.  IbMnmI Nivigtlioa I Tradiig Coipuy,  LTMITBD. ~  KOOTKNAY LAKB AMD RIVEH.  8ummer Card.      Effective March li. 1898.  South b'nd,   8.S. lateraatUual.  North b'nd.  ��������� Read down Read up  Train Lvs 100p.m. Sandon 10.50a.m. Train Ar  ������������������     Ar  3.15   "      Kaslo   8 00   " '���������    Lv  IloutLva 5.15 a.m.   Kaslo   8.10 p.m, Boat Ar  -���������'������������������   . ���������- MA ���������-��������� Alnaworth T.I0 " ���������'.  7.14 " Pilot Bay  0.30  ";  "���������       7.M"'   Balfour   8.00  "  Jt.H0 " 5 Mile Pt 5.10  "  "���������    '��������� 9.45 "i Nelson    iia".- v .  Train Ar lttt p.m. Nortbport 1.00 " Train Lvs  150 ". Rossland   1100 noon  '���������      ��������� 6.10" Spokane   8.00 a.m.,     " ,  Handon-Koalo train dally.   Boat and Spokane train dally except Sunday.  ������������������->������������������.. ���������' M. Alberta.    .  Train Lvs 100 p.m. Sandon 10.40 a.m. Train Ar  "     Ar XU"     Kadis    8.00  ���������'        "  Lvs  Boat Lvh 1W "     Kaslo , HO *'     Boat Ar  ������������������-,     MO" Atasworthll.40P.nl. .,...������������������  "      8T.������-0"'  Pilot Bay II Oilr< "  "      W.00 " Ku������kanook 8.00 "  "    ;��������� 1100 " Goat River 8.00 ������������������ .    ,   "  1.00a.m. Boond'y 8.00 " "  Boat Ar    8.00 " BonnonrrV 100 "    Bout Lv������  Train Lvs 11.40 "  lint Ferry LIS "V Train Ar  ,."      148 v   Spokane   7.08a.m.   " Lva  Soiidon-Kaalo train daily.  Boat leaves Kaslo  for above  points Tuesdays and   Saturday*.  ��������� Returning on Wednesdays and Sundays,  Meals and berths not included.  Passengers on 8. H, International from Nel-  ���������on. Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay  Lake sooth of PUot Bay, will connect at that  point with tho as. Alberta.  Passenger* for Kelaon via 848. Alberta, from  points south of Pilot Bay can by amncement  with purser have stop-over at PUot Bay or  AiMworth. or connect wfth B.& Inumatlonal  at Kaslo.  The company'* steamer* connect Kootenay  Lake and Sloean points with all point* in the  United-State* and Canada, by way of Spokane  and Kootenay River.  TlokeU sold and baggage cheeked to all  point* by purser* on steamers or at our ofllee.  .     '       O. ALEXANDER, Oen. Mgr.  P. a Box 181 Kaslo, B.C.  FURS  MOO*M������AT������,  PMHIttt AMD IMPORTERS.  200*212 rm������T Ave. North.  MI NIM g������AF>OLlS,   MINN.  Brack; 55 wk������#f si, VICTORIA. B. C.  J. A. BROWNE, MAN/totn.  ItV-lklpajMte Sollcttsd. Writs tor Clrculsr.-������J  ������.' ' ���������' " ���������-   8pokane Falls -&  Northern R'y.  Nelson 4l Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Mountain R'y*  The only all nil route without change  of out betweea Helton tod Botekad and  .    . ,'r*  "  Spokane and Bosdand.  (Drily Eioept tanty)  Leare 9.20a.m. ISL80V Arrive 5.35 p-m.  ���������������   11:45 "  EOSSLD    "    2:55  M  "    800a-m-8P0KAIE   "   6.40p.m.  Pawengora for Kettle Wter end Bound-  try Creek, ooooeet.otMaroq������ witb Stage  Peily.  cowrou ���������* wwtewc ai.  Schedule  mwm ww mi 22. tan.  WISTBOUND  v.u. r.������< r.M.  No. 8 Ko. 3 No. 1  SA8TBOVND  V.H.   P.M.   *>.*.  No.tNo.INo.fi  8:45 ftOO. ROBSON. J������0 XJD  SOB   tOO   10K������...TRAIL-...7������0  1*55    1:15  8:16    U:lS.ROS8LAN0.6*������ W.-00 va.  No's. 1 and 3 connect with' C. P. ft main Un*  steamer*, and train* to and- from Notts* at  Robson. ,  No's, 8 and I are local trains between Troll  and RoshIsjhI.  No'*. 5 and 8 are local train* between Trail  and Robson. No. 0 connects with train No. 4  from;Rosslaa4.  All trains daOy.  r. P. OUTW4US, Qen. Sunt  AtuaNtio  ^Steamsfoj) -lanes  IFrom St. John.  Gallia-Beaver Line Mar.tn  Lake Winnlpag-Boaver Line......... Mar. 80  From New York.  Stumanlan-AllanState Line..-. Mar. 10  Iranian���������Allan State Line ....Mar. IT  aJostlc-White Star Line.....  ..Mar.tt  Oermanle-White Star Line. ....Mar. 80  St Paul���������American Line      Mar. 30  Vow York-'American Line............ Mar. 23  Campania���������Cunard Line...:: .....Mar. *8  Auranla- Cunard Line  M*r. 29  Westernland-Rad 8tar Line  Mar. 23  Southwork-Bsfstar Une  .Mar. 30  ..-.-:;  From Portland.  Beotsman���������Dominion Line ...April *  Labrador���������Dominion Line-.... ...April 16  California-Allan Une. Mar. 16  Laurentlaii���������Allan Une   Mar. 80  Cabin, 847.������7|40. tflD, 870, |80 nnd upward*.  Intermediate, 830 and upward*.  Steerage. 183.80 and upwards.        ������  Passenger* ticketed through to all points In  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all pact* of tho European continent  Prepaid n***ajrjj* arranged from all points.  ;   A^>om aBEKU,  C.P.R. Ticket  .AcsaOIelMU. or to,    WILLIAM STITT,  'Ml)  General Agent. C.P.R OOHos*. Winnipeg.  liSW t SLOCiN RAILVAT  '  ,'>'*(*>t';~*     "* . --*��������� "������������������-*a***^  TIMI OARP Nftl  }.<faan Wsjrr.        - Daily Gonia East.  Leave 8.00 a.m.   Kaslo _      Arrive 8.50 p.m.  "    8.28 a.m.   South Fork      "     3.15 p.m.  **    9.38*.m;   Sproale's ���������'     115p.m.  ������������������     151a.m.  Whitewater    "     100 p.m.  ���������   ia03 a. m. .Bear Lake   -   "     l.Wp.m.  "   10.18a.m.  McOuigan;       "1.33pm.  "   10-JO*. m.   Bailey,������ "    ; 1:21 p.m.  "10.38 a.m. Junction "     L18p.m.  Are. 10.50 a.m. Sandon       Leave 1.00 p.m.  ROBT. IRVING,       GEO. F. COPELAND.  SOU -        G. F.atP. A, Buporintendent.  when; . . .  ,. . going east  Use a first class line in traveling between  Minneapolis. St. Paul and Chicago, and  the principal towns in Central Wisconsin*.  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Write for Klondike folder'and Map.  ^5      Studied and Explains! by an  :������   - Eminent Scientist. i-  i *���������*���������*��������� I  % By T. C. CRAWFORD. |  i.  "What can I do for you?"  "Nothing���������that Is to say���������excuso mo.  I will consult my notes and lot you  know." I, Henry Morton, professor In  the University of Virginia, thus replleil  with flomcthing like ruilonesH to u polltn  Inquiry from tho desk of tho chief librarian in our noted library, whom for  years I had been n student.  The rudeness wns occasioned by a  sharp surprise. In tho post of tho venerable and trusted librarian. Dr. Allen,  there stood a trim-looking, self-possessed  young woman, with nn air of authority  that clearly Indicated , a revolution of  some kind in our peaceful library.  A woman in charge of our sacred library.. What.nonsenso! Clearly, it was  some stupidity of the moment. I rushed  to the office of the secretary. I gasped:���������  "Where Is Dr. Allen to-day?"   '  "He has gone to New York."  "When will he return?"  "He will not return. He resigned his  post here to accept n better one in the  Lenox library."  "But I never heard ono word of this."  "Koi; It was decided a few days after  your departure for Europe for your summer vacation. He received a so much  better, offer, that we could'not afford to  ask him to stay."  "But, In heaven's name, who is his  successor?"  ''Flora Allen, his niece."  "A woman In charge of the library. A  temporary expedient I hope?"  "Not at all. The board of managers  voted unanimously to employ her' after  examining her qualifications, and the  faculty, after six weeks' observation of  her practical work, has formally approved her selection."'  "But a woman, and u young woman  at that, in suoh a post. What senseless  m:tdness!"  "You will find Miss Allen fully competent. She is highly educated, nnd has  been specially trained for the duties of  lier place by her uncle, the former librarian. Test her .qualifications as you  can, and, if you find her lacking, you  may make a formal objection and complaint. Such objection and complaint  will be carefully considered, as we know  your loyalty nnd sincerity in everything  that relates to the welfare of the university."  : I turned away,' fully resolved to bo obdurate and severe in my opposition to  this innovation in the sacred precincts  where! had studied with the passion of  un ardent Investigator into the fascinating mysteries of nature, who discloses  her secrets so reluctantly, and only to  those who serve Her with undivided do  votiori. The library communicated with  my private laboratory and bed-chamber.  Often, during the long vacation of the  summer, my work had kept me iu the  seclusion of - my. own .quarters for weeks  at a time. Outside of my chamber there  was a broad balcony that overlooked a  peaceful valley shaded by blue-tinted'  hills, a soothing picture; for me' wrhen J1  was exhausted by the fever of my too incessant study.  TJp to this day of my return - to my  home, I had not had the path of my  work crossed by a woman. I had taken  no oath to forswear them; only women-  lovers ever take that trouble; but woman  had simply had no place in my life.  Twenty years of celibacy had ..deepened  the impression that the man who had a  great purpose to accomplish in life  should consider woman in the light of a  mortal enemy.  There was now an undercurrent 'of  fierceness in my annoyance as I returned  to the library. Miss Allen should be put  to the test. The other professors were too  easy-going, and too ready to yield to a  spirit of gallantry.  _ I returned tothe desk. Jil will-trouble  you now for a moment." ������   '  The librarian turned. I am sure she  saw opposition and disapproval in every  line of my figure. But she gave no sign.  She advanced to the desk and stood in an  attitude of . easy attention, as she  awaited, without a word, my instructions.  I shall never forget how she looked as  she thus stood waiting, while I, under  pretense of studying my notes for the  references I was about to call for, made  a keen examination of my mortal enemy,  woman, so securely' entrenched within,,  too gates of my sanctuary.  Let me. describe her. She was of medium height, neither too slim nor too well  rounded. Her face was clear, small featured, and plain iu repose. The dark  brown hair that shaded her pale face wns  thick, dark, and caught at the buck of  her shapely head in a classical Grecian  knot. Her dress was of somo dark, soft  ktuff, absolutely devoid of ornament. I  As I glanced up while making out my  first list of requirements, I found iter  looking at me, and I saw that her eyes  were dark, and when she spoke a brief  word, as she took my notes, I observed  that her teeth were white and regular.  Her firm, white, beautiful hands indicated a high and distinguished character.  Evidently a person of reflnemont and ,  breeding! all the better. I did not underrate iny enemy.' She was not beautiful. You would pass her by in a crowd  without special observation, but face to  face with her, I recognized that she possessed character and individuality, and  consequently was doubly dangerous.  I confess that I observed no blunders  in her answers to.my first demands. In  fact, I was even more promptly served  than when Dr. Allen was in office, hut  this did not one whit lessen my resolu- ,  tiori to rid the library of ther presence.  ��������� II.   -"';'  That evening Dr. Doremus called upon  me. He was the president of the faculty,  a man full of years and wise experience.  He'was notable for his energy and blunt-  ness.  Without prelude, he said: "I understand you object to our  new librarian."  "I do, most decidedly."  "Whv���������question of sex?"  "That is about it."  "Pooh! You should be broad enough  to be above idle prejudice."  "It is inore than prejudice. It is based  on solid reason." ��������� ��������� ,    ���������  "Give it."  "The reason is this. In an atmosphere  devoted to study or work; the sex question, the ������osC disturbing influence in  the world, should   not   be   permitted   to  | come.     I am willing to grant  that the  : new librarian may possess all the technical requirements for the place.      But she  is u   woman, and, with   the   changj.t!>le  temperament of her type, will radiatu her  variability to othcra.     She is a lady, and  consequently full of   charm.     When she  1 feels well everything will   move   briskly  ' in the library.    When she is out of sorts,  everything will languish."  "Nonsense."  "I tell you, doctor, I come to you  with fresh eyes, and I see already the demoralization that ho* come to the library, Insidiously, if you please, during  the two months of this change. Professor  Bolide, who hitherto had a perfect passion for working In tho most obscure  and quiet corners of the library, has now  moved his desk near the librarian's, and  to-day he spent the greater part of the  time actually within the inclosure set  aside for the librarian. All of the professors kept coming to her during my visit,  under pretense of consulting with her.  Do you see the end of this?"  "What is the end?"  "Why; some one ubout the library will  full madly in love with her, or she wiil  fall In love with somebody. She is quite  attractive enough for that and then what  will become of our library nnd its peace?  Already I begin.to see signs of enmity  between Professor Sollde and Professor  Rectangle, who have been lifelong  friends."  " But they are' married men, mature,  discreet, beyond - all such Influences us  you fear."  "That has nothing to do with it. The  influence is there. It has already produced discord, and you may expect anything during the next year in the way of  disturbance. If lt was not the workroom  of the university, sir, I should say nothing. But its name and fame are dear to  me." ', ���������/ ���������������'��������� . ���������', "     ,..':.  "Come, now, don't exaggerate. You  do not think they are in danger."  "I certainly do."  Dr. Doremus laughed, "You are so  violent and Unreasonable, 1 begin to suspect���������" ���������  "What, sir?"  "That you are already in love with  her yourself. I hope you are. Tho experience will do you good���������make you  human." Our learned president chuckled  maliciously and waddled out, leaving me  speechless with indignation.  III.  . Plainly, my objections were reasonable. Here was a foreign topic thrust  .into my life, and I could not by a mere  exercise of will exclude it. Instead of being able to quietly settle down to my  work after Dr. Doremus' call, I began to  walk up, and down my room, puffing  great clouds of smoke from my pipe,  which some way did not appear to have  its usual soothing effect."  The habit of not thinking about women  may become as fixed as the habit of  thinking about them. For the first time  in my life I was upset and disturbed by  a woman. Tarn as I would about the  room, I could not banish the picture of  tbe demoralized library, with the professors moving under the spell of an enchantress. "Pshaw! Why should I care?  Why should it affect me?" Dr. Doremus'  blunt remark kept running in my bead.  "I hope you are in love. The experience  will do you good���������make you human."  ',Make me human? Was humanity only  to be gained by dangling at a woman's  apron-string?"  "The experience will do you good." I'  now recalled one of ' the theories of tho  doctor, that all possible experiences of  life were necessary in the development of  character, and that even the experience  of crime might have Its beneficial lessons. The doctor could forgive everything but narrowness and unkindness.  He said: "Only those who have had Tall  experiences can understand their fellow-  men; The man who leads a narrow life  of idle virtue may have less real merit  than some impuhive, all-round, rogue."  I could understand bow little sympathy  he could have with me in my opposition  to the librarian. He imagined it was  based upon the prejudice of a confirmed  bachelor, and that I was not really sin  cere when I put my reasons upon apparently higher grounds.  My sitting-room   was   full   of   callers  durlng7the-entlre~evening^All- of- the-  professors came to see me, and a number  of the older students.   ���������  The news of my opposition to the new  librarian took on the importance of a  political event. It was a country university, where the intimacy within the  college walls was so great that (rifles  often appear serious.  I wos discreet, but yet frank, in my  replies to the questions put to me. So-nu  of the younger men among the' 'tiuicnt  callers approved my attitude, and tills  disclosed the fact that Prof. Henry I!u-  mnnt, the instructor in Frjuc-h, was the  most devoted champion of tlie new librarian. He wns impulsive mil hut-  headed. He had ixvn ono of my moss  intimate friends before my departure for  my Inst visit, but this owning lie was  very cool \vho>i he took his leave, and  there wits a (lush.of indignation upon his  fnco that augured ill for our luiui'o  friendship.  "It is u fine beginning," said I, "for  my home-coming, if one day can lose mo  my best friend and secure for me thu opposition of many of my former associate!*.  Twenty-four hours have not passed si nee  my return and I find myself the cmitcr  of contention, where heretofore the W.iui  ntmosphero of peace bus ieigne.l for so  many years."  I had passed twenty-five yeaw in quiet  and undisturbed study. Upon the opening day of my career as a university professor there sweetly slumbered in a cradle  in the neighborhood a pink, applo-blos-  soni faced baby, who was to grow up aud  to cross my path and defy me, and disturb the Inst half of iny life. -For I now  saw that to dislodge this new librarian  would perhaps rend the university in  twain, and you must remember that the  university was my homo, and its peace  as much a matter.of moment as one's  domestic psace in ordinary life, and  what will not man do to protect that?  IV.  I will do my fair enemy justice 'by  saying that she was not a common oik\  She never indicated in any way that she  knew or had even heard of my disapproval. She did not seek to propitiate  me, nor did she show indifference. I was  simply treated as was everyone eke. She  was alert and intelligent in responding  to all my requirements, which I limit������u  too the lowest possible number. Er.ch  day I saw those about her (irow more  and moro devoted. If I could have  caught her m the overt act of trying ttr  please any one with special graces or*at-,  tentions, I would have felt much bettor.  But no gleam of flirtation or coquettish-  Bess ever flashed across her composed  face, and   yet   she   drew   people to   her  With the power of soma subtle charm,  unexplainnblo to the closest, observer.  Evon I felt occasionally this effect of nt-!  traction. But 1 had taken a position of  opposition, and showed, outwardly, no  sign of yielding.  Two months after my return Professor  Dumont no longer spoke to me. He had  proposed marriage to the librarian, and  had been quietly and kindly refused. He  won; the air of a man who hud lost  everything desirable in life. Yet he re-  I mained devoted to her, while his hatred  j toward mo wns almost murderous in  character. If looks could have slain, I  would not have lived ��������� many days after  my return, It was hard to lose an old  friend; like Dumont, but to have him a  bitter enemy > was surprising ns It was  painful. There was nn intensity In thu  atmosphere since tho librarian's arrival.  Likes and dislikes, whioh were formerly  so mild, were now emphasized to the  verge of passion. Quiurcls, previously unheard of, were now of frequent, occurrence; throughout the university a spirit  of unrest prevailed. The library was  sou gh t - w 1 th the; eagerness ...that crowds  , jihe theater.  ��������� ���������������������������V The climax caino when Professor Dumont was sent away a violent maniac,  and immediately after .two students near-  ly fought a duel about .her. The duel  was stopped by the faculty,who got early  information of It, nnd several students  were expelled on account of their participation. Careful investigation failed to  traco the slightest direct responsiblity for  this affair to the librarian, Yet indirectly she was tho cause of tho trouble  through her mere presence at the university, nnd hod it not been for the  energy of the faculty, the ��������� life-blood of  two foolish youths would have been  spilled, r  The tender-hearted professors made  light of the story of the duel to her, and  told her some Idle tale about the cause,  but I nin sure she must have heard the  real reason.  * It was just aboss this time that'. Herr  Doctor "Plainer,1, of Heidelberg, appeared  on the scene. He joined our staff to fill a  chair created by the 11 bernl legacy of n  Washington millionaire. He quite won  my heart during my first call upon him.  I do not now recall what led: up to tho  following remark, but I shall never forget his saying:���������  "Women are the devil and nil in the  way of a man who has anything to do in  this world."  He continued: "They are all right in  their way. They are useful for the mass.  But he who alms high should leave  woman behind. She snaps and unnerve*  the contestant for the high prizes of  human endeavor by two methods."  " Whut are they?"  "She either softens and   weakens   him  with coddling, filling her captured   mute  with a . deteriorating   love of   ease. and  comfort, or else she   nags   him   to'death  ns an   object   of   relief   for   her    over- i  wrought nerves.     But if the law of   her '  attraction and   repulsion   is once under  stood, there should be no difficulty in es  caping her   iiillnenov.    Every    scientific  mind can find in this law sure means of  freedoo'm."  Here was an idea.   "What is the law?"  "The law found in the votes theory of  the constitution of matter."  "A group of callers came in at this, aud  the interrupted conversation was   not resumed for some time.     .  The period of whioh I write was some  years- ago,-: before - daring minds had;  dreamed of explaining the. underlying  phenomena of ordinary incidents of life  Few men to-day are positive"n explaining what actually takes place when a  fire is kindled, or in giving the exact  reason why, when certain elements, are  brought together, that fire is produced;  None of us then had sought to explain  the exact nature of electric current. Tho  magnet, with its mysterious attraction,  had long occupied me, and in the attraction aud repulsion of mutter 1 had  seemed to see parallel attractions and  repulsions to those found in human nature, and, perhaps, explainable by tlie  same general law.  My opposition to the librarian grew us  I measured the strength of her character,  her proud reserve, and her capacity for  her-place. _ Eliminate^-tho-femijiiiie^ele-'  ment from her character and I would  have been her warmest advocate. But1'  that one sex clement was a troublesome  cause. In the presence of this librarian I  was profoundly disturbed. The very consciousness of this disturbance awakened  all of the antagonism in my nature.  This was brought sharply to my consciousness one dark morning early in  February of the midwinter term. I came  into the library in great baste, ind in  my hurry at the desk in picking up my  books my right hand seized hold by accident of one of the extended hands of the  librarian, as ������sho gave me the works 1  desired. If I hod come in contact with  tho live wire of a battery, I could not  have received a greater shock. A curious  thrill wont through me. 1 felt rny face  flush and I turned away with so inin.'h  confusion that 1 dropped my books on  the floor. I gathered them up, and, without looking at my fair enemy, 1 madu  haste to leave the mom.  In my own private room I sank into a  chair and lost myself in. thought. What  \1as the secret of the thrill caused hy  this accidental touch of the hand of this  very calm and trnn'quil-minded young  lady.   '  Why was it that I thought about her  so often? Why did her face so constantly  come between me and the pages of my  book, as If to mock me? There should be'  some scientific reason for these phenomena. :.  It was evident that she possessed some  quality unknown to the average woman.  She sought to attract no ono, and yet  every one about tho college was ..more or  less in love with her A proposal to her  and a rejection had-become-routine incidents in our daily life. She who attracted the love of. every one about her appeared to bo in love with no one. From  the first day of my meeting her, she had I  also been a disturbing element in my  life. I had been repelled where others  had been attracted; The question of attraction and repulsion had been wJioih-  outside of any question of merit or of  personal character. One of her admirers,  in. trying to describe her source of fascination, was in despair when asked.to. put  t-'iis into words;. Finally, after anxious  thought, he trimuhpantly said: "She  possesses the. secret .of annihilating tune.  In her company, whether she is silent or  whether sho is not, time for you ceases  to exist." fj  This from nn impassioned student. Ua  extravagant phraseology, when modified,  meant, I suppose, that in her company  time passed only too quickly. .This w.vi  a creat qualiflation surely. For, with the  average mortal, bo he man or woman,  time moves with leaden feet, yawning  With desperation.  I f  The evening of the day upon which  the last related incident occurred I decided to call upon my enemy and talk to  her frankly. She had a superior mind.  It was possible that some honorable com*  promise might be reached, for as matters  now stood the tranquillity nnd peace of <  the university wero gone, and if I could  not dislodge her from her position, which  grew more secure every day, 1 had mode  up my mind to resign, and accept some  of the offers I had from time to time in  tne universities of the North.  I thought it best to go to her. I bad  bean openly opposed to her. I had never  employed any underhand methods  against iter. I knew that her livelihood  did not depend upon the place, and so I  did not fear to face her in her home. I  found her in a tiny bourn in a retired  part of the village. Hhe lived with her  mother, a silver-haired old lady, who was  so wrapped up in the life of her daughter  that the world outside did not exist for  lier.  Miss Allen received me cordially. Her  manner was the perfection of simplicity  and without the slightest traco of affectation. A man could not havo been franker.  Her mother after a few. words retired to  an inner room, leaving us together. In  her own home my enemy had quit? a  different air. She was less reserved. The  businesslike countenancu worn In the  library vanished. She looked at me with  a curious smile as she said:���������  "lam very glad; to see you In my  homo. Professor Morton."  ".But you . know I am your enemy,  Miss Alien."  "That only makes you tho more interesting.-But why are you my enemy?"  "Because you are' u woman, aud an  attractive one."  "Are you a genuine woman-hater?"  "Oh, nothing so stupid as that. I  simply oppose you in the position you  at present occr.py. This has nothing to do  with your personality, .which I cheerfully  admit is t.eyond praise."  "But you are a bachelor?"  "And, please God, so will always remain."  "Then you nro a wonian-hater. You  really, despise women. If you did not, you  would not be so opposed to me In my  present place. What harm do I really do  yon in my'post as librarian?"  "You have broken up the quiet pence  in our library. Tho serene work of my  laboratory is threatened by the atmosphere of passion and unrest that baa  broken out among my associates since  your arrival,"  "Is this my'fault? Have I ever sought  to attract the notice of any one?"  "No, you have ryit.  It is not necessary;"  My fidr enemy began to look thoroughly amused. Shu curled up in an attitude  of luxurious ease in her great easy chair  as sho K<sid: "Do you really know that  this is interesting? But before we go any  furuher, permit me one question."  ' What is it?"  "Are you in love with me?",  Such a question, under the circumstances, could have only been asked by  an outrageous flirt, desiring to distract  my attention from tho object of my  visit. I looked sharply at rny questioner,  but her face expressed nothing more than-  casual curiosity, aud she laughed with  positive glee at iny emphatic "Most decidedly I am not."  "Iiei'.lly, then, I am charmed to meet  you. You are ono of the few Interesting  men T have over known."  This {liquet! mj>   curiosity.     "1    do not  understand why that' should   make   me  ia);object of interest."  "At the risk of being thought a trifle  conceited," said Miss Allen, "I must  tell you that you are the first man I  liavo ever known for nny time who was  nob in love.with'inc. and you have no  idea how refreshing' it is to be able to  talk to a man in his right mind."  This monstrous statement so coolly  uttered, disconcerted mo so tha< I could  only stare at this self-possessed young  lady, whose eyes were now twinkling  with mirth.  "I see," said she, "that you find my  egotism beyond expression. But you are  a scientific man. Vou love clear, concrete  statements.of fact. So why should I i������n-  cenl from so sensible a man as. you, one  of the unhuppy features of my existence.  I have been made love to ever since I was  jj.girLinjny tnm -Why, I don't know.  I am not beautiful. I am not particularly good. , I have no accomplishments  which attract. I don't sing, ploy or  dance. 1 have a better education than Is  generally given to a woman, but intellectual superiority in u woman is i������ decided drawback for men. I doubt if a>  shorthand report of anything I could say  at any time would bo classed as brilliant. I am not a sticciiil admirer of the  average man. I, only care for the company of those who havo really don*  something in the world, men of force  and experience, but the very moment I  begin'. to find a man interesting, he  straightway spoils everything by saying  lie is in love with me. And you know  how stupid'a man is who is in love." i  "I do not know."  "���������Because���������"  "1 have never been in love."  "Decidedly, yon are every moment Increasing in Interest. It seem* Incredible  that a man 'could reach your.,uge without having fallen in love. You wi=l  never really broaden out until you have  -been'in love with some, ono beside yourself."  "And you?"  "I suppose I have bean 'many time*  when I was younger. But some disenchantment came before the passion win  serious. I love my work as you do yours.  Perhaps wo two are of the type who were  made for better things than the circumscribed life of-marriage and humdrum."  How loiig we talked thus I do not now  recall. But I was suddenly startled by  the clock striking ton. ��������� Horrors! I'had  been visiting for two hours and had not  mentioned the subject; of my call. I aroso  with a hasty apology.  "Don't say one word," said juy hostess.  "But whore has the time gone?"  "Take care. Don't depart from your  attitude of interesting originality. The  rapid flight of time with mo is a topic  reserved for my admirers. Sly enemy  must be above such things."  I bowed my way out." As I passed into  tho outer hull .-Miss Allen said .'to. me:  "I shall bo always pleased, my loyal  enemy, to see you'here."  Outside the door I recalled the fact  that during my two hours' visit I had  not even thought of, much less mentioned  the object of iny"call, and that during  that time no other topic of conversation  had suggested itself 'than-, the deeply  mysterious and attractive subject of  Flora Allen, spinster, her character, and  peculiarities.  '     -   '    VI.  I hold that ther* is no mystery of ii-is  world or the next that will not some dey  ba solved by scientific methods.   Puzzled  V THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1898.  ���������k.  and fascinated by rny study of my  enemy, I was delighted to find upon my  return to my library sitting-room a  broad-leaved, wide-margined pamphlet.  This pamphlet bore upon its title page  "Vortex Theory of 'the- Constitution of  Matter." This was by 1-Ierr Doctor  Pfeiffer, and had been sent to me in  answer to my request for explanation of  tho topic introduced during my first call  upon him. Hero was the celebrated theory  that explained the mysterious subject of  attraction, and the study of which would  enable men to resist the baleful influence of the opposite sex.  I opened the pamphlet in haste. I was  struck with tho vigor and clearness of its  phraseology, and tho boldness of the  application of the vortex theory to spiritual as well as material things.  I liked bis definition of a scientific  theory.   Tho learned pamphleteer said:���������  "A scientific theory may bo defined  us a 'logical guess,' as to the cause which  produces certain observed effects.  "Tho theory which explains In a satisfactory manner tho greatest number of  observed conditions becomes the prevalent  theory, and if it satisfies all but the most  rare phenomena, is usually taught In our  text-books.  "The theory which satisfies all the  known conditions, and which, as time  goss on, not only satisfies oil newly discovered conditions, but also lewis to the  discovery of new conditions, is accepted  as one of nature's laws,  "The atomic theory accords in such an  extraordinary manner with all of bur  chemical discoveries, that the scientists  of to-day practically consider lt proven.  In ono remarkable Instance, the theory  of periodicity:.bused thereon, led to the  ,. prophetic description of a metal which  was not actually discovered until some  years after the death of the prophet.  "In attempting, however, vto define  the nature of the ultimate atom the  theory falls * * *  "The two theories of Anaxagoras and  Boscovich  fall   to   supply the necessary  explanation.   The theory of Boscovich is  open to at least two insurmountable   objections.    The  human   mind   will   not  logically admit that any portion of  matter can be so   small   or  of such a character that it cannot still further be divided. 3������rovo it to be true and the mind will  accept tho evidence, but logically, to the  human mind  anything  that exists may  be divided into a smaller  mass.    Again,  the mind will not  accept  without proof  that an atom of  inert   matter can exert  force, either  of   repulsion   or attraction  upon another particle of  mutter.    If the  mind observes such a condition to exist,  it Immediately asks,what force is acting'/  The human mind naturally differentiates  force from matter,   and  further  refuses  to admit that force can act through space  devoid absolutely of matter, c The discovery of the laws governing vortices has led  to the development of the  extremely Interesting theory of vortex  atoms,   which  satisfactorily,  accounts   for   the observed  phenomena as to indivisibility   and constant mass  of -similar   atoms,   and the  force of attraction and  repulsion excited  thereby, and in addition supplies the first  rational explanation of the   law^of universal gravitation; all   this   without demanding the acceptance of  any illogical  or unsatisfactory premises. A vortex is a  whirling mass of fluid matter  forming a  rlng.lufving 'irrotational' motion; a familiar example is a smoke ring,   a  whirlwind, or a whirlpool.  "The vortex theory: ������������siwi������o������-������U mmtter  to be varying forms''of an homogeneous  incompressible fluid. Helmholtz first  pointed out the remarkable properties of  rotational motion in such a fluid  "Let us define the physical properties  of such a fluid: First. It Is a material  substance. Second. Its motion is continuous in space and time, that is tbe mass  of any moving portion remains always  constant. Third. It is Incompressible.  Fourth. It is absolutely homogeneous  (that is, it is not mode up of molecules,  with Interstices). Fifth. It is a perfect  fluid.  "The question is not, does such o substance exist? but, if such a substance did  exist, what would be the result if we  should produce vortex motion therein?  "We can readily demonstrate that  vortex tubes would beformed having the  following properties:���������  "First. Each vortex tube returns into  itself forming a vortex ring, like a smoke  ring.;.. "M-=':'. -...'.���������'���������.,���������  "Second. It will always consist of the  same portion of fluid, therefore its volume is constant.  "Third. Its strength always remains  the same.  "Fourth. No part of the fluid not  originally in the vortex can ever enter  into it.?  "Fifth. , No vortex ring can ever pass  through another vortex ring, or through  any of its own convolutions. Hence, if  two vortex rings are linked together they  can never be separated. If a vortex ring  is knotted on Itself. It cannot be  untied.  "Sixth. A vortex ring will, In consequence of its rotational energy, attract  or repel other vortex rings."  I shall spare the reader any further  extract from the pamphlet which traced  the history of the differentiation of  matter, but pass at onco to the exposition  of the theory as applied to man.  I read with great excitement the closing pages of the pamphlet.  "Man is an organic, automatic, composite vortex, controlled by physical,  animal, intellectual, and moral forces,  llis character depends upon the more or  loss prefect harmonic action of three  great vortex systems, his physical, intellectual, and moral natures.  "His power to do good or evil, his  power to attract or repel, depends to a  great extent upon tho harmonic relation  of his triple vortex life.  "The whirling of the vast cosmic  vortex spheres in space necessarily produced a grani harmony, which is too  deep for the human ear to hear. The  'harmony'of the triple vortex life of man  also produces a musical tone, while the  ear cannot hear the sound thereof, the  mind can comprehend and perceive it.  We call it character. The more perfect  the harmony the more perfect the character. We admire it, wo respect it, and  it may even fill us with awe, but it does  not necessarily attract. - The power  : which draws man to man is complementary harmony, not perfect harmony.  "Let two beings brought into contact  be so constituted that the combination  . of the two vortex lives produces a more  perfect harmony than either one alone,  they will lie instantly powerfully attracted one to the other; while a perfect harmony might be so sufficient unto itself  that it would attract neither of the two,  there being no complementary relation.  The more perfect attraction is produced  when one life   isthe   complement of the  other.  "The composite vosaes velocity of life  is not a constant, but varies with circumstances. Certain environments may  arouse a man  to   t   pitch  which undct  ordinny <ircuinsiances   ho   would never  reac'i.  "Two beings, in tl.e excitement of  courtship,'may be powerfully attracted  ono to the other. Under 'this condition  their vortex lives are complements one of  the other; but in the humdrum of married life tlio vortex velocities will so  change that they may bo and often are  absolutely discordant.  "There are some beings, men and woollen, who seem to possess a nature whioh  is to a certain extent the complement of  all others, or, at least, fits in with tbe  mass of mankind, so that u combination  of themselves with any other produces a  more perfect harmony than the single  nature by itsrlf. Such beings are powerful for good or evil; unfortunately oftener  for evil than good.  "We occasionally find a man, such as  Napoleon tho Great, who, without the  power of winning personal love, has a  vortex combination of such strength that  ho overpowers and forces the allegiance  of his fellow men. Suoh men exert tho  most extraordinary influence over their  fellows."  If Napoleon is accounted for by tho  vortex theory, why not Flora AllenP Evidently, the vortices of the atoms of my  being were not in harmony with the  vortices of her. Hence the repulsion. I  looked at the vortex theory und the summary of its. principles again. I read: ���������  "If a vortex is knotted on itself, it  cannot be untied."  Did that explain Flora Allen's indifference to the love plaints of these about  her? c  I rend again: "No vortex ring can ever  pas3 through another vortex ring., or  through nny of its convolutions. Hence,  if two vortex rings are linked together,  they can never be separated."  So, if Flora Allen chances to meet  some one whose atoms move in complementary harmony with the atoms of her  being she will be mated, and cease to  lie an object of general attraction for the  numerous men with easily affected vortices.  What an enchanting theory 1 But  wherein lies the remedyF Is one to float  through the world Idly attracted or repelled, without auy will or effort of his  own? Of this there was no mention in  the pamhplet.  VII:  The next day I saw Herr Doctor  Pfeiffer. "I have read your pamphlet."  said I, "but what becomes of free will  under your theory?"  "Are you sure always your will is free?  Are you not often impelled to do things  your judgment condemns?"  "Tho remedy?"  "Oh, the remedy. Pursue the same  course followed by sea-captains when  they encounter waterspouts (vortices)  which threaten their ships with destruction. They do not break them with shot  directed at them, but they Are in the opposite direction to tho movement of the  water vortex. This produces a vortex of  sir moving in an opposite direction and  instantly' the" waterspout (vortex) Is  broteon."  "Tlmn, in life, the application?" '���������"  "To break a vortex of too powerful attraction, create another moving in an  opposite direction." Tho Herr Doctor  laughed uproariously as he said: "Do  that, and your librarian's power will be  broken.!' ���������    .  For several days I came to the library  and saw the librarian without my usual  repugnance. At the desk she was quite  another person from the lady I had seen  in the quiet serenity of her home.  I made up, my mind at last to co|l  upon her once more. I felt sure that I  would not be unwelcome. It was my  duty to see her again, and explain the  real object of my first visit.  Durlmt this time I studied the pamphlet of Dr. Pfeiffer with passion. It  was such a suggestion of the difficult  problem of the universe. If vortex motion existed throughout matter lt logically  explained the hitherto unexplulnablo.  The only known origin of force which  compels motion is the human will. The  will that Impelled the force that set in  motion tho iniinlted vortices of matter  differentiating varying worlds, and the  elements of their nature, was divine.  Grant the truth of this law, and divinity  became'a"6UbHinbwnec^  Under the lnfiueuce of an enthusiastic  admiration for this theory I felt softened  toward tho librarian. Why oppose her?  She wus working out the law of her  destiny. What right had I to interfere?  I made up my mind to call upon her and  tell her of this conclusion.  But before I had put this conclusion  into action, I found in my morning's  mail the following letter:-���������  "My . Dear Enemy���������I send you good  news. I am going away. You should be  pleased, as I retire without unhappiness.  My uncle, to whom I wrote several days  ago, wishes me to bo with him. I shall  remain here with my mother until the  close of the college year, which it now  not far way. Be patient with me now,  nnd wear tho laurels of your victory with  becoming modesty. I give you the first  news of my going.  "Yours.very truly,  "FI.OKA ALLEN."  This letter a few days ago would have  given me great pleasure. Now the Impression, it gave me was one of melun-  choly. I, a descendant of Virginia cava-  liars,' found myself a contestant against  n weaker opponent. Why did I not how  find pleasure in the thought that tho  old-time tranquility of tho university wus  to'be'restored?  That evening I culled to answer in .person the note I had received that morning.  Again I was fortunate enough to find  Fiona Allen alone. Again I found the  same cheerful welcome, and, for a defeated person, she wnre u strange exjires-  sio i of radiant .tranquility.  I began with a half word . of apology,  but before I could say a word I wus  stopped by a wave of ber hand. "No,"  said s-he, "don't spoil things br changing  your attitude. Remain-, my consistent,  loyal enemy, so that I can more thor-  uuzhly enjoy your acquaintance."  ,1 explained my opposition, and how it  had really nothing personal-in it, and,  before I. knew how it came about I had  taken up once more tbe subject of my  enemy. :  From this to the vortox theory. My  companion was just enough bitten with  science to be interested. I drew diagrams  of varying vortices and, as I explained  the application of tho theory, she gave a  gentle sigh of satisfaction. "It takes  such a load.: of responsibility off from  one's shoulders, doesn't it?"  "The responsibility in my judgment is  increased by such a theory and the  knowledge of its correctness."  "In what way?"  "If we are divinely rilled to be the  center of great powers of attraction, the  responsibility upon us is to  attune thest  powers  to   the   highest  harmonies and  thereby secure the greatest good." .  But oh, why try to repeat a conversation of this kind, when I felt every  faculty of observation numbing within  me, aivi my whole being responded  passloratoly to hers.  At lust I wus under the influence ot  this charm. Tlio vortices of. iny being  were stimulated finally by this mad  fever I hod despised, to that they at last  felt the full strength of tlie influence of  this woman, who, without thought or  care,, swept all who approached her into  a circle of swirling, abject adorers.  I managed to escape without betraying myself, and as I walked home I  thought of means of escape and safety. I  had drifted into this unreasoning passion  with my eyes open. It was not a question of beauty, intelligence or especial  Interest. I only knew that she was dearer  to me than life.: and that In her, company only real happiness was to bo  found. This malady I had always hoped  to keep out of my life. I had feared lt as  ono fears cruel disaster, and now that I  was a victim I felt a proud, fierce joy at  my misfortune... I could not hope In any  way for anything but pain and unhappiness us my share for my future. What  had transformed me? What subtle power  had accelerated the motion of the atoms  of my being to produce such a fever?  My only salvation, is to apply the remedy of Herr Doctor Pfeiffer and produce  a counter vortex. This will break the  center of attraction and . I will be free  again.  Where am I to find it?  if science were everything, how agreeable would life become. For every ill  there should be a remedy. For every discordant movement of pain, disease, or  sorrow there could be found some harmonious antidote, some force that would,  compel the right action of tho atoms of  the complicated piece of machinery called  humanity. As these are controlled by the  will, acting consciously and unconsciously, it is important to know just how to  Control the will. That known, we would  have the basis of a perfect civilization.  VIII.  About half-way home I heard the footsteps of a flying messenger resounding  upon the board walk of tne silent and  almost, deserted street.  I turned and saw the servant girl from  the Aliens.   She was pale with fright.  "Oh, Professor Morton, Mrs. Allen  has had a stroke. She is dying, I am  sure.    I am going for the doctor."  This as she ran by me. I turned and  ran back to the house. I entered without  knocking, as the front door of the sitting-  room had been left ajar by the departing  servant.  There upon the floor sat Flora, my love,  holding in her lap tho head of the  stricken mother, who lay senseless and  breathing heavily, with all the outward  signs of approaching death.  I knelt by her side and vainly. tried to  put some warmth Into the rapidly, chilling hands of the fallen woman. The  pulse still beat, but with feeble flutter-  ings of extreme weakness.  (-. As we worked, the doctor, a tall, powerful young man, a recent arrival, came in.  Ho spoke not a word until he had made  a careful professional examination.  In answer to inquiry of the daughter, he shook his head. "There is no  hope," said he. "When was she attacked?"  "About twenty minutes ago, just  after Professor Morton left. She was  reading in the next room when he was  here. She came in just after he wont  away, and as she was bidding me goodnight she fell. She had just kissed me,  with some loving word, and in another  moment she had   fallen at my feet."  The mother lived ten minutes after the  doctor's arrival. Then, with the sigh of  ��������� tired child; she ceased to breathe.  I remained to a late hour sharing in  the neighborly duties of this hour of  distress. The rooms were soon full of  friends, and only at the last moment I  saw Flora alone. It was then that my  heart went out toward her. She looked  so pale, so forlorn, and sad, though she  shed no tears, that I had great difficulty  in not taking her in my arms. My feelings were deeply touched by this cruel  scene. The love I hod scarce acknowledged be (inme my fleiw master. I was  overwhelmed with ������ wave of tenderness  and pity.  After this the vortex theory no longer  interested me. I lived the center of a  whirl of emotion that unfitted nie for  study. I now deeply regretted having  placed myself in such bitter opposition  to the constant object of my thoughts. I  know I had only the barest life of her  acquaintance, and none to her consideration.,  A month after the death of the  mother, the daughter gave in her resignation and announced her Intention to  go North to join her uncle. ������  I called to say g������od-by. It whs my first  visit there after the funeral.  I was so changed by my four weeks of  struggling that she noticed at once the  change. She asked: "But you have been  ill?"  "I have been. I still am.t But I could  not let you go awny-without coming to  express to you the regret that you havo  over had uny annoyance from mc. I was  stupidly wrong, Impelled by evil prejudice. I am no longer your enemy. I���������"  "I know what you.are going   to say."  "That���������"  " That you love me. It is my fate. I  had hoped that in you I could have had  a loyal enemy whose fierce criticism of  my conduct should bave held me up to a  higher lino of accomplishment. But you  have fallen like the rest."  "But I love you."  "I do not doubt, but where I should  have felt pain and contrition before,  you have been the means of teaching me  better. I am not responsible. No merit  or virtue of mine attracts you. I am  merely a combination of atoms moving  in such a way as to attract a certain  moving mass of atoms of your personality.    I���������"  "Oh, spare me. I love you. I cannot,  live without you."  "I am ready to believe that you are  under the deep impression that you love  me because you make such an absurdly  unscientific statement that you cannot  live without me. As a matter of fact,  are you prepared to demostrate that?  You cold mc once that any declaration  of fact not demonstrable by logic was not  worthy of consideration."  I burst forth into passionate pleadings.  I spurned science with contemptuous  gestures. I tore all iny ancient theories  to shreds and threw them at her feet.  But all through my eloquence there.ran  a vein of despair. I saw that I did not  move her.  In tbe- midst of my most earnast  .phrases she said: "You have always  tjucht that man should distrust, profoundly liis emotions. You are expressing   nothing   in tbe way of your usual  logical arguments. You are merely giving expression to what you desire foe the  moment."  "For tho moment."  "Yes, for tho moment, for according  to your theory you are under the local  influence of a vortex that has great attraction through the law of Its motion,  and through mere local contiguity. So  you cannot be in the end unhappy if  our vortices do.not becomo indissplubly  united. You have the remedy."  "The remedy?"  "Oh, yes. You know when the counter  explosion comes, when something presents itself which shall appeal more  deeply to your fancy, you will bo what  you call saved. You will no longer care  for mc, and you will be moving delightedly in a direction.opposite to the center  that now so draws you."  "You tire cruel. You are punishing me  for my enmity. I cauuot say you are unjust or heartless."  "I am not cruel in merely making to  you an application of your own theories  Under ordinary eiroumstnnces, in receiving a declaration of love from so distinguished and worthy a gentleman ns  yourself, I should feel It my duty in declining such an honor to reply in the  language of regretful compliment. But  you have absolved me from such obligation."  "Is this your punishment of me for  my opposition to you? I cannot say it Is  undeserved."  "Oh, no. That, too, is explainable  under a law of repulsion for which you  are not to be blamed."  "I soe you are relentless."  "No, I am not relentless. You should  remember, however, that there are more  ideal ways of winning a young woman's  affection than by the exposition of scientific theories which reduce humanity to  machinery Impelled by the fates. It is  not flattering. Mere selfish passion, too,,  however eloquently expressed, is not love  compelling."  I heard no more. I was at the door  and down the stairs.  In my library I looked around for a  weapon to commit suicide and end my  misery, when my distraught gaze caught  sight of an official envelope lying In a  conspicuous place upon the center-table.  I paused and mechanically caught at the  envelope, tore it open, and read:���������  "University of Universal Science,     )  New York City, March���������. J  "Professor Henry Morton:���������  "You are perhaps aware from the reports in the public press, that the late  Hiram Milliard left his great fortune of  ten millions for the founding of a University of Universal Science. Your great  fame as an original investigator, and  your high rank as scholar, had led the  board of trustees to nominate you as  president of the new university. The  salary of the position is twenty-five  thousand dollars a year. Will you kindly  let its know as early as possible your  decision.  " Yours very respectfully,  "James B. Montrose,  "Chairman of the Board   of  Trustees of  the Milliard Bequest."  Ah, here was the counter explosion  and vortex' with a vengeance. There  must be something In the theory after  all. For how.could I otherwise account  for my sudden rise from despair to the  feeling of proud delight at the brilliant  future that at last opened before me. My  old scientific passion reasserted Itself.  Ambition took the place of passion.  Clearly a more healthy circulation of the  vortices of my being.  * ������������������: * ��������� ���������   '' *  As a truthful man, I must set down  tlie fact that the object of my adoration  in later years married a Wall street  broker, who knows no more about science  than a rabbit. But he knows how to  make money, and that is something.  When such men grow up and become  Milliards then science will find a use for  them.  The charmer of men, I am bound to  add, has made a model wife and mother.  I have found In her a firm friend, and I  am godfather to her children. Sometimes  in the peaceful joys of this happy household I feel an occasional shadow of re  -gret,+.butJtj8jBnly_,aJshadow,soon_chased,  away in the light of the splendid work  In which I am engaged.  ������ ������������������'   THE END.   .,-������������������-..������������������  xras^  ,, Flrst.Transatlantto Ittiutr,  A tablet was erected two or three  years ago in the Great Hall of the Parliament buildings, Ottawa, commemorating the fact that the Royal William,  built In Canada in 1833 by James Gouttle,  was tbe first vessel which crossed the  Atlantic propelled entirely by steam. In  1818 a ship called the Curacoa is stated  to have made the voyage from Helvoet-  sluls, in Holland, to Surinam and Curacoa, occupying thirty-two days on the  voyage, in eleven of which she was under steam. In the same year the Rising  Sun, a steamer, built by Lord Cochrane,  crossed tho Atlantic. A year inter a vessel named the Savannah crossed from  the port of that name to London, but  owing to the wood that sho carried for  fuel running short, she was compelled  to cover the greater part of the distance  by the aid of her sails. The successful  Inauguration, however, of transatlantic  steaming is due to the Great Western  steamer, bulit for the Great Western  Steamship Company, by J. K. Brunei.  The Great Western was 213 feet long, 85  feet 4 inches beam, and registered 1,340  tons. Her engines were of 440 horse  power. The Great Western started from  Bristol on Sunday, the 8th of April,  1838, and completed her voyage across  the Atlantic^ in fourteen days, arriving  in New York on the 23rd of April, the  same day as the Sirlus, which had started four days before her.  Ulowing; to Music.  An organ-blower of a very eccentric  disposition always demanded, from the  organist a copy of tbe music he was  about to play, as . he professed to be a  man who understood the science of  "blowing to music."  A strange organist was playing one  j day and he refused to procure another  copy for the blower.  TO the great annoyance of the player,  the wind was anything but regular, and  after the service he'". went behind the  scenes to expostulate with the eccentric  one, who coolly asked him what piece he  had been playing!  The answer was:��������� ^  "Chopin's'Fugue in A.   "  "Oh!" responded: the blower, "that  makes all the difference: for I have been  blowing to 'Tallis in G.' "  His Reference.  "Might I-ask what school of poetry  you prefer?" inquired the young man  who writes.  And the old gentleman replied:���������s  I     "The homeopathic school.  The smaller  I the dose tho better it suits  me."���������Wash-  i ington P-ist.  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BIUCKETS and OmCE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION GtlAI{ANTBep.  PRICES REASONABLE.  Pelton Water Motor  ������ 80u*HP������rlor to all others a* regards otreagtb.  d������^M^.'������oiijHmiT-of.:waier.-ta tact. In all that  consiiutes a High Class Water : Moron, as to  admit of. no comparison; adapted to every variety  of service and made of sices varying iron the  fraction of one to 1U0 horsepower,  Itacent scientific tests made at the Michigan  university hi connection with several other motors  claimed tone thu best on the market, showed .45  Per cent higher efficiency in favor of the Helton,  whil'-lhenlnUvo cost per H. P. to buy was only  one-third to one half that of others. Water companies desiring to make the moat of thsir water  supply should discriminate in favor of the Pelton  _ One of these motors Is now running presses ot  Tn.S M,NJ'B- wncre "*��������� m������y be seen In operation,  write for oirculars. " ���������      "' '    1 ;,  The Pelton Water Wheel Co.  iZl-123 Main St. "   San Francisco. Cau  INOORPOEATED  1670.  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not m&Xe ��������� claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best valne in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  BEAKER STREET NELSON, B. C.  Thos. Dunn # &h I$fc  DEALERS IN  MIHBBS',JUWTir Al M ,MW  xi������mm* anon**. wnusMrta, lusui* wrnT^  ... QUICKSIUVER������������������  Write for Quotations. Cable 4d\ta������a. "Pono."  033), ^j������j&oQXr^m&^ ;-'jpr; a.  OVER SEVENTY YEARS'   ESTABLISHED REPUTATION.  NEAVf S  .^JU^JtsIfc iAxIkrv AIR^lflH  SXTENSIVWY WSBP ON TUB *WWG C*1PS OF MSmW*  w>4 tn SOUTH AFRICA,  o      A Urg-e Amount of NourUhm������nt In ������ PorttNo Form.  miUU Keep ImlefinittJy,:  flofe Affected fry pmmp.  ��������� ->        ���������������������������- i    ���������     -  " " - ������������������' ���������'��������� ���������'- -p. ���������  " Contains all the elements of food in an  easily digested  form."���������Dr. Gokdon Stam.es, M.D., R.N.  "This Food may be used with advantage by persons of all  agesr���������SiR Chas. A. Cameron, M.D.  JOSIAH R. HEAYE A CO., MUQfiCtams, F0RDIICBB1DGE, EuiUfid.  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  Just received at the  POST OFFICE CIGAR STORE,    w   S. h MIGHTON  COOL Refreshing; mm  W W - -^NELSON  SODA WATER   FACTORY;**  All kinds of Carbonated Waters. Orders delivered promptly.  629 ���������1������. o. box: 88���������  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WOBSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  S2S.OO AND UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. n  am  NELSON,  iiiii ."#!  THE MINER NELSON, B. C. SATURDAY, MARCH io. 1S98.  MTNINGr   fFANSFERS.  Where no consiicration ia named in transfers  tho nominal sum of XI in to bo understood.  Krlitou.  March II���������  O K-J McAlmtin to A B Campbell/ j; $110.  Champion, Helmont���������William Crotean to Ed  Gossolln.  Florence���������Tom Booth to H R Bellamy, Chas  II Burnett and David Booth.  Daisy���������DavidHooth to Charles II Burnett..  March 12-   ��������� . :/"  Standard   Fraction,   Mountain   Chief���������Neil  Strnrt to John Woldheser,  Mary  Mine���������Alphonso   Flore   to  Antoino  Mnurln, I, |I50.  March II-  Deer Tail���������WO Almas to PW Hcnfelwood J  Freddie Mirrico���������James McCurrol to A Mac-  Donald,*.  March 15���������  Black Chief, Stcmwinder���������Reginald M Mac-  Donald to A, McDonald, J.  NEW   LOCATIONS.   -  Nelnon.  ;. March 12���������  Walla Walla- F O Dobbs, 2 miswof Uoll  Siding.  Tulip-Jno Brean, J nil. n of Otis creek, on w  of N&FSry adj Copper Jam.-  Homestcak -J M Melntyrc s w side of Toad  mountain J mi s w Copper Queon.  Main���������IID Ashcroft, and J B Baxter,. 1 mis  Summit sidingand six mi e of Nelson.'  Marchl5��������� ���������-,..'���������'  Wellington���������M Gilliam, Mineral mountain,  2 ml n of Kric formerly Maple' Leaf.  ,.    .-.-���������-, ���������  London���������F P McGurn, Wild Horse Creek, i  mi from -Ymir, adj Morning Star. >''  Boiiansa���������W Bonnet, n side of Porcupine  creek adj Nebraska Girl.  Independence���������E L Page, n side of Wild  Horse creek adj Cox.  Wollington-C Northridge, W Blanchfleld  and D E Grobe, s sido Wild Horse ck, ad.  Commodore. .    '.,'..'7. '.".'';��������� ;  Main���������M Kaftan, n side Kootenay riv extn  Queen Victoria.  Sunnyside���������F C Cluindler, s w of Nelson adj  Queen Victor(a.  March 16-  Golden liidgo���������D McLeod, s side Bear ck adj  Royal Gold. .        .  Molten���������P J Ring, n side-Porcupine creek  adj Extenuate and Humbolt.  Extra-Provincial Companies.  (begistkatioss)  Tlie Everett and Spokane Mining company. Capital 81,000,000 in7$l shores.  Head offlce Spokane, D. H. Holbrook,  Greenwood, B.C., attorney.  (MCENSE8)  Tho Dominion Miring, Development  and Ageucy Company. Capital ������100,000  in ������1 shares. Head office, London, Eng.  Charles Kingsley Milbourne, Nelson, 13.  C, attorney.  Fairfield Exploration Syndicate Limit-  fid.   Capital ������50,000 in ������1 shares.   Head  1 office in England.   James Joseph Lang,  I Vanconver, attorney.  The Whitewater Mines Limited. Capital ������125,000 iu ������1 shares. Head office  I London, Eug. J. Roderick Robertson,  [Nelson, attorney.  .   C'erllflrnlc* of Incorporation.  The Colonial Mines Development of  j Canada, Limited. Capital $1,000,000 in  \$l shares.   Head office, Barkeryille, B.C.  The Vancouver Realty Company, Lim-  Iited. -Capital $500,000 in $10 shares.  Head offlce Vancouver, B.C.  Victoria Machinery Depot Company,  Jimited. Capital $30,000 in $100 shares,  lead office, Victoria, B-C.  ACETYLENE GAS.  in |ll������mlaa������t ttrcnter TMr tin* or Bleed-Icily aud not Nearly as Daugerou*  : ..as (lie. former.  Much has been said and written by  beopIeiprompted-by.eeln\slLmotives. as to  |be  exploajve nature of acetylene gas,  rying to alarm and dissuade users of electricity and common gas from adopting  In England the explosive depart-  dent of the Home offlce made various  Ixperiments to determine tbe true char-  cter of the gas, and to issue such information as should make the use of Acely-  sne in the hands of the general public  Ierfectly safe, The deductions made  ased on the experiments are: That  .cetylene gas "per se" when under  i pressure of something less than two  Jtmoapheres (nearly 80 pounds; is liable  explode, whereas at a pressure of  ess than one and a half ftmospheres it  Ieems to be reasonably free from explos-  )u, provided that it is not admixed with  xygen or atmospheric air.  For commercial nud practical purposes  : is considered sufficient to allow a pres-  lure ot 20 inches of water above that of  lie atmosphere (i.e. roughly about 15  founds to the square inch) and it   is ac-  lordingly proposed to draw  the safety  lneatthis point.   In France and Germany the authorities have fixed the limit  If danger at one and a half and one and  ne tenth atmospheres respectively.  One atmosphere is nearly equal���������tci?a  treasure of 15 pounds to the square inch.  !o produce a good light from Acetylene,  lie pressure requires to be from one to  vo and a half ounces per square inch,  the danger then of spontaneous combus-  pon is infinitely removed and impossible.  That Acetylene is very popular in Eu-  jpe is evident from the fact tbat in ad-  ition to what is manufactured there, tbe  rorks at Merriton, Ont, though working  ightand day, are not able to supply the  emand and additional works are being  rected in different parts of the country  i order to meet this ever increasing de-  Iiand for carbide. In the United States  .cetylene is making great progress, the  overnment having now generators in  kvery post office and sub post office in  Philadelphia, and all throughout that  country machines for generating this  beautiful light are beins: sold in large  numbers.  This statement cannot be refuted, that  then  machines   are manufactured   to  stand a pressure- of one and one half  ounces to tho r>qn<iro irjch of Acetylcre  gas, which is much less a preESUre than  coal gas, they aro positively safe from  any kind of explosiou. Tho gas and eied-  tric light interests have had a bogy in  -the closet for tho Acetylene user from  the first, and his bogy has been run down  so many times.that it seems almost use-  lees to do it again. Fortunately a "new  bogy is harder to Grid in March, lS98tbau  it was in 'January,"1895; Of the first two  bogies, ono was explosion by internal  change, *' isomeric union of molecules,"  which never had any vogue outside newspapers belonging to the gas or electric  trusts, iu whose offices it was cultivated  and exhibited to shuddering old women  iu trousers by men ns ignorant of elementary facts ia chemical physics m men  could well be; aud suffocations by '"infinitesimal volumes" of the gas escaped  into the air was the other. The first  bogy is so utterly ridiculous as to ueed  no refutation, and men have succeeded  in committing fels de se with water and  illuminatjng gas, both intentionally and  by accident. But no murders or suicides  by Acetylene have beeu reported except  the Buffocatiou of a few guinea-pigs for  the sake of gratifying a scientific; curiosity. It is true a man in Connecticut had  a poor taste to melt the fastening of a  drum of condensed or liquid Acetylene  with a blow pipe and thus blow bis head  off. but the accident which befell the candidates for the fool killers attention have  never seriously affected the life insurance  companies' revenue. Another drum of  Acetylene exploded in Paris from similar  causes and killed two men, and the same  week one of compressed air ou a locomotive, exploded and killed two in New  York. But no one suggested that the air  brakes on railrond trains should be discontinued on this account. Soberly  speaking, since Acetylene became known  toman there has not happened one mischance due to the Acetylene as distinguished from some accessory act ou the  part of the victim.  The carbide itself is as incombustible  as granite, so that no possible danger can  exist from fire or explosion until it is  brought into contact with water. Nor is  it enough that gas shall be simply given  off in order that it become inflammable.  If a piece of carbide is placed out of  doors in the rain it is rapidly converted  into Acetylene, but there is no such thing  as firing it, because the amount of gas is  so small in proportroh to the surrounding air. In order that gas may burn it  must be lighted before it has time to diffuse. Every week one hears of explosions of illuminating gas but such possibility of accident does not disturb the  equaminiiy of the users, for everyone  knows the probability i? remote. Also  electric light statistics show that more  than 55 per cent, of oiir fires are caused  by this illiimiuant, or rather its imperfect  installations, notibly the last great fire in  Spokane, yet they are still used and people rest contented with danger of this  sort all round them. '  Acetylene has come to stay and with  the march of progress it will sweep away  all those self-concerted ideas of ignorant  and prejudiced parties who go about  braying like, asses-^showing they know  nothing whatever of scientific, principles  and had better study its benefits rather  than make fools of themselves showing  their ignorance. Insurance companies  only make au additional charge of 10  cents on the hundred or 1-10of 1 per cent  jvh_ere,apjjajiolu^ilJnstaIled_in^buildings  but charge nothing extra where it is 15  feet from it. So it is easily seen they, do  not consider it near as dangerous as a  store pipe which is charged more.  In conclusion and for the benefit of  those who desire to know the process of  manufacturing Calcium Carbide of com-  meice was made by Thomas L. Wilson of  Merriton, Ont., and to him alone. It is  purely u"Canadian invention aud he owns  both the patents for producing Ciirhide  and the process of'making Ace'ylnns ga?.  In a later issue more will ba said e-cien-  tifically regarding this light of lights.  J. T. Riciiakdson.  GEOLOGICAL BEP0RT.  to 25,262 toua. The market value, however fell to 832-1,700 from 8429,056. Coal  increased from 3,845.71C tons to 3,876,201  tons, bnt in value only from $7,226,426 to  $7,286,257. Petroleum dropped both in  output and value, the latter having bten  $1,155,647 in 1896, and but 81,011,546 in  1897. Phospate is censing to hold a place.  In 1890 the annual output was valued at  $361,045; last year it was $3,894. These  returns-while they show-tho uncertainty  of mining, indicate the fact that the Do  minion is making vast strides in tbat par-  ticular industry.  <;<i!il I'rodiKls arc Ihe Chler 4'uuitc nrc'iiit-  mla'ti lncrc::Ke of Mineral Product*.  The Geographical Survey of Canada  has issued its preliminary statement of  themiueral production of Canada, It  shows a total yield of $28,789,000���������an iu-  crvase of $0,000,000 over 1896, and something more than double the output of  1S80. These figures show how thoroughly awakened the Dominion has become  to the possibilities of wealth stored in  the earth throughout her wide domains.  British Columbia, as was to.he expected,  heads the list iu point of production. It  marketed tbe most silver and lead, and  added greatly to the copper production.  The value of the copper product has  grown from ������1,021,980 in 1896 to ������3,501,-  6G0, or close upon 50.per cent. The value  of the silver output increased in the same  time from from $2,149,503 to $3,322,905,.  that of lead from ������721,159 to ��������� 31,396,853,  and that of nickel from.$1,188,990 to $1,-  399,175. The greatest increase, however  was in gold. In 1896 the production' of  this metal passed all records and reached  $2,190,000. The increase in the 12  months was 123 per cent. The records of  the past two years iu the three divisions  of mineral production are as follows :  1807 ISSG  Metallic.  ��������� ?J3,S9G.231 58,055,915  Non-Metallic  10,099,831 9,970,338  Structural   and clay  products    4,145,108 1,327,512  Asbestos shows a gain in production  between 1996 and 1 ������97 from 12,259 tons  The Crow'* Kent Road.  It is reported that important changes  have been recently made on. the line of  the Crow's Nest Pass railway. At a point  where the line crosses the main range of  the Rocky mountains, two tunnels, one  700 and the other 200 feet in length have  been under construction for some months  and are now in for a distance of nearly  100 feet. It was thought when the tunnels were first started that bard, solid  formation would be found, after running  in 100 feet there is no change, the formation being a loose, soft, fragile, nrgilaceous  rock of au uneven slate structure called  shale, which is constantly falling; rendering the tunnels unsafe for workmen. It  is decided to abandon the work on  the tunnels and run a loop around that  portion of the mountain, which will  lengthen the line nearly five miles.! An  open cut will probably be made at some  future time instead of tunnels, but the  face of the cut would be oyer 100 feet In  height, and at present there is no way of  getting through save by the proposed  change.  J.   HARRIS & Co.  CALGARY, ALTA.  WUOI.ES.VLE DEALERS IN  OATS ������ and ������ HAY  Car lots Supplied oa Short Notice.  Correspondence Solicited. 8H  J.O. PATENAUPE  OPTICIAN*  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tested for Astigmatism.  All   kinds of   fine  watch and clock  Repairing.  HATISFACTION tilrAKANtKBD ar  MONKY  HEI'IIKDED. HO*  MINES EXAMINED  AND REPORTED ON BY  F. M. CHAPBOURN  Twenty years* experience ic mining. *"  Thorough knowledge of mines of British  'Columbia.  Terms Reasonable.   .,  Spring; Agnizes.  The spring assizes throughout the  Province will be held on the following  dates: Nanaimo, May 3rd; New Westminster, May 10th; Vancouver, May 17;  Victoria, May 31st; Clinton, May 30th;  Kamloops, June 6th; Vernon, June 13th;  Nelson, June 20th; Donald, June27th.  Parlies Iu Ontario.  The Toronto Globe gives the standing  of the parties in Ontario as the result of  the late elections as: Liberals, 49; Conservatives, 40; Patron,"1; doubtful, 3;  vacant, 1. This gives the Hardy government a fair working majority.  Notice of Application For Liquor Lieeose.  rpAKE NOTICE thaTrT Mrs. S. R, Manuel.  J., will upplyto tlio Gold CommiRsicmer of  West Kootenay, B. C��������� thirty days after date,  for a license to sell liquor by retnil at my hotel,  located at Uurton City, in tho West Kootenay  dictrict. MRS. S. K. MANUEL,  Dated at Nakusp, B. C, this 22nd day of  February. 1898. 859  PKOPERTY FCXR SAWS.  A Rood dwelling house and 35 acres of land  opposite Nelson, B.C, on Kootenay lake. The  house is finished and plastered. Painted inside  and outsideand contains 7 rooms, Seven acres  of the land are cleared and has 500 to BOO fruit  trees on it. Three-quarters of an acre is set in  strawberry, gooseberry, currant, and grape  vices.   Terms Cash.   Address,  ABRAHAM GAGNON,  Kettle Falls, Stevens Co,  871 "'-'.' Washington.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that the General Annual meeting of the stockholders of The Bright  Prospects Gold Mining te Development Com-  fiany. Limited Liability, will be held at tho of-  ico of tbe company, in the city of Nelson, B.C,  on Tuesday the twelfth day of April. A, 1). IS98,  nt the hour of two of the clock in the afternoon  for the purpose among others to elect a Board  .otDirectors^passa-resolutlon-for^the^reincor-  poralionand registration of tho Company  under the Companies' Act of 1897.  under Ihe - specially limited liability  clauses of that act, for the resolving to reduce  the shares of the company from 1.000,000 shares  of $1.00 each to 500,000 shares of $1.00 each, and  for such other purposes as may lawfully and  regularly come before it, and hereof take due  notice and govern yourself nccordlnglyr  By order,  878 n GEO. -1.   ROBINSON,  Secretary of the B. P. G. M. te D. Co., Ltd.  Dated March 7,1898.  NOTIOE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days  after date I intend to make application to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for  permission to purchase the following described  land, situated on tho cast slioro of tlio Columbia River Narrows; commencing nt the south  west corner of Lot No. 7-to Group 1 West  Kootenay, running thenco eighty (SO) chains  KukI, thence forty (10) chains South, thence  eighty (80) chains West, thence forty (10) chains  North, following thu river bank to point of  commencement. (&>1)  G. W. JORDAN,  Dated 27th day of January. 181)8.        ������  NOTICE.  718  NELSON. B. O.  to purchase the following described tract of  u'nsurveycd Crown lands, Commencing at the  north east corner post of Lot 303 G.l. West  Kooten-jy district, thence west JO chains,  tticncc north 20 chains, thenco east 80 chains,  thence south, 20 chains, thence west 10 chains  to point of commencement, and containing 160  acres. B. S. ODDY,  January 10th, 1S98. 836  NOTIOE.  In the matter of the goods of Thomas Allen,  also known as Thomas October Allen, late of  the City of Nelson, deceased. Intestate. All  persons who are indebted to tho 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, 1808, to  FELL & GREGORY.  Board of Trade lild'g, Victoria, li. C,  Solicitors for Robert Lemon Allen, Administrator of the above estate.  Victoria, B. C, Feb. ISth, 1898. 881  NOTICE  N otice is hereby given that CO days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and AV orks for permission to purchase  320 acres of land situated near the confluence  of Meadow Creek and Goat River in "West  Kootenay District, described as follows;  Commencing ac a post mprked F, C, Chand'  ler's S.��������� W. Corner (at the N.W. corner of F. if  Newman's land.) thence cast 10 chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence weM. 10 chains, thence  south 80 chains to point of commencement  containing 320 acres more or less.  ,i( F.  C. CHANDLER,  January 3rd, 1SDS.      812 Locator  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  MSVBAMCGaad ...  CVMMIMBIOS AliCHT.  VICTORIA ST..    su NELSON, B. a  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  JSTELSOISr, B-O.     [338]  E. C.  PRIOR  &  CO., LD, LTY.  ESTABLISHED IN 1859.  Corner of Government & Johnston Streets, Victoria.  Mining Supplies  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.  , mm        WRITE   FOB   PRICES.    ,i���������i  ������; Branch Stores at Vancouver and Kamloops.  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  ProvincialO  Land Surveyor.  649 NELSON, b. c.  JOHN HIRSCH,  Prorinoial Land Surveyor.  Omcr;  NELSON   AND   BOSSLAND, B. 0.  14������  G. D. CURTIS  -^NNAficHLTloiMw  5   Of** THQWHIW BOWK ������T������������*.  F.li. OSLER and J. W. CAR WIN  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  osrBLsbiT; -.'  ������n **.'.7B.a.  fOft SAUg,  BAKER ST.  Two Lote with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot mtb Two Store*  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. 4. ������. IHrluea, Haker It.  NELSON  IRON ^  WORKS  NELSON, B.C.  Iron nu������l Krawi Ca������U������i������ or Hv������rj We������erl������  (ion. Repair* an4   Jobbing  ,    832- i SPF.CIAI-TV.  FOBSAIE  IURT SHBPrAKIt  IIOTOI   near   International Buun������Jarjr.     * km* limine**  hicaliou.   I'rice ami lerni* reaoonable.  App}y te  ������:o fr'KKD  APIK.   Wanda,   U.   V.  FT. STEELE  and  MOYIE  Stage  Connecting  with   Str.  Nelson.  SADDLE HORSES  AND     RIGS    FOR  HIRE  ROBBIN BROS.  KUSKONOOK, B.C.  ..UNION HOTEL..  KUSKANOOK, B. C.  Pedko Ohekho      Gijimi Manxerino  . . .  Proprietors. ...  Good Meals.    Clean Beds,  and well  877)   Supplied Bar in Connection.  MONEY   TO LOAN.  The CsiTiadinh Mutual Loan and Investment  Company of Toronto. Ontario, aro prepared to  loud mone>- on reasonable terms and at low  expense on lots in Nelson to aid parties in  buildmsjtliereon and on thosewith buildingson  now.   i or further terms and particulars, apply  STEWART & LENNOX, Agent..  Offices upstairs. Turner & Boockh Block,  kelson. B,C.  NOTICE.  ADDITION 'A- NELSON TOWNSITE  Notice is hereby given that I have  appointed Messrs. Gamble & O'Eielly  real estate; agents, my sole agents for  the above property. Any person wishing to purchase Jots in said Addition  "A" can get full particulars from them.  Jan. 18, 1S9S.     (839)    F. C. Ijtxes.  Joseph A������ Sai)Ward  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All kinds  of Rough  and  Dressed Lumber.  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ������������������     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  ������>7 PILOT BAY, B. G.  P. BURNS & CO. *  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Sloean City.  Orders by nail to nay branch will have careful and prompt attention.  6������  ARMSTRONG  &  The Largest 8beet Metal  Work* on the Canadian  Pacific   Coast,  ���������  ��������� ���������  MORRISON  MANUFACTURERS   OF  '-     I  Riveted Steel Pipe   Ore Oars   Ore Buckets  Monitors Elevators Steel Wheel Barrows  ^^���������nnnnnnnnnnnnnP?^^      <&.+ *J/ Ian*- .  ^^^^nnnWrrvI".     ��������� ^^   TMF X 3Br ^C^^'-^^lnnnnnnnnnnnnnn*^'^  S^OORRMPQNDBNOC SOUOITCO ^^*  VANCOUVER, B.e.  71BHMTt������VMNU|!    m  {One Pound...  Make 200 Cwps.  The growth of a whole year of six Tea bushes  is required to produce one pound of  Ram Ul'������ Pwre Indian Tea, but so carefully is it I  I   manufactured and so rich is its characterthat one pound, f  brewed according to the directions on the package,  I   will make enough liquor to fill two hundred tea cups. |  THE BEST ARTIFICIAL LIGHT  . . . ACETYLENE GAS . . .  Made by a perfect automatic machine generates gnu (or  consumption only���������pressure never over li ounce* to the  Hquara Inch. It is therefore absolutely safe���������approved  by Canadian Underwriter*. A better 'and cheaper light  than any other.  Machines in operation all over the country giving perfect  fcatiitfaction.        .  Niagara Falls Acetylene Gas Machine Co., id.  NEWUN6&C0.  fe.      Gen'l B.C. Agents.  Nelson, BC-  Mention this Ptiper if making  inquiries.  (875  HARDWARE  SHELF HARDWARE  BAR IRON and STEEL  ORE CARS and BUCKETS  Smart's Perfection Ranges  Coal and Wood Heating Stoves  fUNER'S     SUPPLIES    A    SPECIAL    FEATURE  Agents for E. B.EDDY'S Paper.     A Large  Stock   of all   Kinds on hand. : :        :  Vancouver Hardware Company, Ltd.  VANCOUVER and NELSON, B.C. 6'  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1898.  Business Locals.  Messrs. West & Emerson nro expecting  shortly a oarlond of wagons from tlie  Woodstock Wagon ��������� Manufacturing Co,,  Woodstock, Ont. These wagona are  especially designed for this district and  the name of tbe manufacturers ia a sufficient guarantee of tbe quality of the  goods. For prices and particulars apply  to West & Emerson.  GOOD RED BLOOD.���������Century sar-  saparilla, six bottles $5.00 at Vanatoue's  Drag store.  M. DaaBrisay & Co. have one of the  largest stocks ot groceries io tha Kootenay and invite inspection. A carload  of sugar has just been unloaded which  will be sold at prices whioh defy competition.  . ��������� -  Tbe Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing  Co. have placed their goods on the market and besides pytronizing home industry yon can have a good Bmoke by purchasing any of the following brands :  .Royal Seal, Kootenay Bell, Kokanee.  ARABIAN HAIR RESTORER.���������Renews the color and promotes the growth.  At Vanstone's Drag store.  NELSON CAFE.  Sunday    Dinner,     March   20th-  4:30 to 8 o'clock.  4.' SOUP  Mock Turtle      Consomme English  FISH  Boiled Mackerel  BOILED   *.������������������������������������  "' Ox Tongue and Catsup Sauce.  ENTREES  Lamb Cutlets Breaded Italian Style  Oystor Patties German Toast  7-:- . ,i'.".:'/���������.r./ROAST' .':  Sirloin of Beef and Yorkshire Pudding  ' Fillet of Veal and Dressing  Stuffed Goose and Jelly  '    COLD'MEATS and SALADS  Ham Beef Mutton  Corn Beef      Souffle Salad  WHAT HIS BOOT HELD  Chow Chow  RELISHES  Green Onions  VEGETABLES  Lcttuco  -��������� -Mnxhod and Steamed Potatoes  Baked Sweet Potatoes     Cauliflower  PASTRY  Cocoanut,      Lemon.      Pumpkin. Pie  Lemon and English Plum Pudding  Assorted Cake  Drinks of all kinds served at the table.  Regular Planer 5o Cents ^aarcsg*-  The Hotel Hume.  The new Hotel Hume was opened to  tbe public on Thursday evening and a  large number of the citizens of Nelson accepted  tbe invitation   of  Mr.   Horace  Hame to partake of tbe opening hospitalities.   The hotel is the finest between  Wittnlpeg'nnd tbe coatt, and the proprietors, Home Bros. & Kirkpatrick are to  be  congratulated on   haviug provided  snch a building iu Nelson fur tbe accommodation  of the trnvalliug public.  the  new,, hotel >������ centrally located ou  Ward street and commands an excellent  view ot tbe lake.   Mr. Horace Home, the  manager is well known to tbe travelling  public having been connected  with  the  C.P.R. diniug car service for the past  ten years.  CflMHla'* JftHeral UeaUH.  A summary of the mineral production  of Canada, which has beeu issued by the  Geological Survey for tbe year 1837 sbowe  a-" production of coal of 87,286.000; gold,  $6,100,000; ���������������lver,,$3)322,000; nickel, $1,-  400,000; lead, $1,396,000; copper, 81,501,-  000. The total production of metals for  the year is valued at 814,000,00, including non metallic aud structural materials.  Tbe total mineral production of Canada  for 1897: was $28,789,173, as compared  witb $22,609,000 iu 1896. 820,715.000 iu  1895.        -���������-,-���������   Caanrta'n Next Governor General.  -It is reported from London tbat Hon.  Lord George Francis Hamilton is to succeed Lord Aberdeen as Governor General  of Canada. Lord Hamilton is sou of the  Brat Duke of Abercorn, an Irish peer and  Was born in 1845. He bas been First  Lord of tbe Admirality, chairman ot tbe  London School Board and Under Secretary of India. He is now Secretary of  State for India. Lord Aberdeen's term  of office expires during tbe present year.  Hall aiding Case.  Ou Wednesday night of last week at  Hall's Siding there was a drunken fight  in which Charles Cameron (Broken Nose  Cameron) waa brutally struck by a man  named Oleson, with a beer mug, Cameron lost a Jot of blood, and by the time  Dr. Payant of Ymir arrived be was io a  very low, Condition. Oleson ski;>ped to  .Nelsou, but was captured on Friday evening by Provincial Coustable For.-e&tor.  He was released oa bail by-Judge Forin  in $1500, which was secured by two Nelson hotel keepers. The case'comes up  for trinl this afternoon at 2:30.  A Chicago Fire.  It required just twenty minutes on  Wednesday afternoon for a fire in Chicago to take from 10 to 15 Jives, main 15  persons and reduce a six story brick  building to a pile of blazing timber, red  hot bricks and twisted iron. Tne fire  was caused by au explosion of photographic* cliemioiils in tbe bouse of Sweet,  Woliach <fe Co. on Wabash aveiaie.  Maber and O'ltouaell.  At Philadelphia last Weduesday tbe  Peter Maher-Steve O'Donnell fight was  stopped by the referee in the second  rouud lifter two minutes' fighting.  O'Doanell wns practically knocked out.  Bertie Sinclair was looking very cross.  Had he nob boon engaged, to pretty  Jennie Douglas for two months, and had  he not looked forward for weeks to last  night, when he had been invited to a  ball at liar father's house qnd stay till  this morning.  And what a disappointment it had  been. There was Jennie, flirting all the  evening���������positively flirting���������with that  fool Jack Price, and when he had caught  her after the last dance to tell her what  he thought of her conduct, instead of  making pretty apologies and offering to  kiss and bo friends, as be fully expected,  what had she done? Acutally blamed  him���������innocent, blameless him���������for talking too much to her cousin Maud, declined to listen to HI8 reply, and ended  by leaving him and going to bed in a>  huff.  But this was not all. There was something sharp nnd cutting in his boot that  was becoming positively excruciating ns  he went along.. At this rate he should  soon be lamed. No, lie could stand it ns  longer! Besides, why should he penance  himself? Here was a retired corner, where  a little bootblack plied his trade. Here  he would obtain relief.  "No, 1 don't want a 'shine,' but I'll  give you twopence If you'll get my boot  off and let me see what's in it." .  Tho grinning little fellow was quick  to comply. He unlaoed and pulled off  the boot and thrust his hand in in a moment. ':* ��������� -������������������ ....  ��������������������������� "Well, of all the ruin things! Look  here, sir." he exclaimed, and held up to  Bertie something sparkling in his gtimy  fingers���������something poor Bertie knew only  toj well.  It was a ring, a pretty diamond ring,  that he himself had chosen and placed on  Jennie's pretty .finger. He? engagement  ring.' and she had deseorated it thus! To  show him her contempt, to insult his  love to the uttermost,; she bad cast lt  thus emphatically under his feet. Cruel,  faithless Jennie!  The longest day must' end at last,  however, a fact we all know, yet all feel  doubtful about now ' and then, and  Bertie, -released-with.-;a great stream of  other city men, made his way back to  the station^        '���������  "That gentleman looks as if he would  bite," whispered a little lady who sat opposite him in the train.  And Bertie, overhearing, agreed readily. He was fingering that fatal ling In  his pocket, and feeling -as If he should  never be disposed to smile again.  The pleasant spring evening, full of  lilac fragrance and the flutter of young  le.ives, served but to deepen his depression af ho made his way to the pretty  houso where Jennie Douglas lived.  It was empty and silent to-night. Her  little sisters were not, as usual, playing  about, and the tennis court was quite  deserted. No sound came from tbe house  ���������the cheerful, large family home, used  to resound with much laughter and song  and the patter of children's feat.  He paused a moment in the porch before ho rang, and so gave "'Mine to a little  lady who chanced to be standing at a  window upstairs, to oome flying down  and open the door for him herself.  "Bertie," said Jennie's voica through  the twilight. "Bertie, is it you?"  "Yes, Jennie," said the young man  gravely, und she, who was used to a  very different greeting, looked surprised.  "You're not goiug to be cross again?"  she asked with a charming pout. "Yon  know I never meant anything���������and yon  began it."  "Will you come into the garden for a  minute, Jennie? I want to speak to you."  "I shan't stop if you begin to scold,"  she remarked decidedly. "You know it's  all nonsense, and I've had something  that really worried me to-day."  "So have I, Jennie." And he drew  the ring from his pocket. "I cannot tell  you how it has grieved me to find this  discarded from your. hand."  But Jenuie, with a little scream,- had  sprung upon the' treasure.  "9h, Bertie, Bertie! That's tho very  thing! I have never taken it from roy  finger since you put it on. I know I bad  it safe last night becauso I���������I always  kiss it-good-night-nft3r'7l~-have said my  prayers, dear. And this morning it was  gone. And 1 have beeu so miserable  about it all day. Do tell me where you  found it, Bertie."  "You had   it   last   night,    dear?" he  questioned.    "Then how on earth had it  got inside my boot this morning?"  "Inside yoiir what?"   l ���������..   '"  "My boot," he repeated rather shyly,  for really the confession sounded' too un-  romantic in all that poetry of twilight  and love..  lie slipped it once more on her finger  and in stood in silent content for a ino  nfent contemplating It.  - "But why, dear?" she questioned innocently, turning her treasure round  nnd round. "You knew it was safe, and  I think you might havo telegraphed to  me. You might have remembered how  worried "I should be to lose it." 77  "Jennie, I thought you meant to give  it back."  Jennie was looking shyly at the diamonds as she twisted them, glimmering  in the twilight.  "I know how it wns," she murmured  at last, "but I don't think I want to tell  you. It was so very silly."  He drew her gently to him.  "Yes, tell me. I want to know."  "Well, dear, last night I did not feel  quite happy because we had a sort of  quarrel without making up, and I had a  horrid dream that you "were angry with  me. So I thought and thought was there  anything I could do for- you beforeyou'  went away? I couldn't get your breakfast  because of the servants;. mother would'  not like it, and she had told me not to  go down in the morning, and 1 couldn't  think of anything, till at last I remembered your boots. So I crept out as soon  as it was light and found them at your  door, and rubbed them beautifully before  any one else was stirring, and took them  up again. I must have dropped = my ring  in without noticing. Did you see how  very bright your boots were? Bertie, I  know you're laughing, and you promised  not.'? ���������    -  A secret so well kept that no friend of  theirs Was ever told the tale of what  Bertie Sinclair found in his boot.���������London News.  Soap for Stormy Sca������.  Oil has long been used to calm stormy  seas j IJut it has been-recently discovered  that soap dissolved in water���������soapsuds,  ia fact���������has the same effect, itnd is not  a quarter so expensive.  Mnxetun Atiiiuyiuines.  " Tho $1,000 beauty had to set a divorce  from the human oatrich"  "Why?" ,  "He kept swallowing her curling iron  and hairpins.''���������Chicago Record.  Contract Kallflcd.   .  The contract made by the Dominion  government with Mackenzie aud Mnnn  for the construction of the Teslin Lake  railway was ratified last week by the  House of Commons by a majority of  thirty-nine. Three members of the opposition voted with tbe government and  five Liberals opposed tbe contract.  Tbe Spanlxli Navy,  The Liberal of Madrid gives the following as tbe strength of the Spanish  navy: protected warships, 17; unprotected, 20; gunboats, 80; torpedo destroyers, 14; torpedo boats, 14; transports,  25.  0HUBCH   NOTICES.  Church of Eno&and. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.80 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a.m.. Sunday  School at2.30 p. m.  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 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 Church. Corner Silioa  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath Sohool 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  Baptist Chtjbch.���������Services morning,  and evening at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8  p. m. Meetings are held in the school  house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.,  H  Manufacturers of  OISTING  Mining  and  SHIP'S  RiaaiNG  Wire Ropes  unufneturers of  ; BLEICHERT TRAMWAYS 13  The Dominion Wire Rope Co'y.,Ltd., Montreal, Que.  m ��������� STOCK OARRIED IN ROSSLAND, B. O., BY J. D. SWORD, AQENT.  S  Underground  Haulage  and  Colliery  Wire Ropes ������  wmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmrnf  Mining Stock Market.  The following stocks were in good demand  mand during the week: War Kngle, Josie, Arlington <Slocan), Noble Five, Fern and Salmo  Con. Arlington has advanced to 15 cts. This  stock has been selling in small blocks for the  past few weeks at 8 and 9 cts. Salmo Con. and  Kenneth show Rood advances.  NELSON   DIVISION  Hall Mines  7.SC  ltundee    .������  Fern.. 71'  Salmo Con..    .10  TRAIL CREEK DIVISION  Athabasca   Bright Prospects..  Kenneth..!....   Lerwick   Le Roi........  WarKaglc....  Iron Mask'....  Jot-ie     Monte Cristo.  Idly May......  aOOIronColt......  1.15|Poorman   ....  .ia Deer Park.....  .28]KveninK Star.  .19 Good Hope...      .20Virginia^.'...  SLOCAN   DIVISION  Tlie Dominion Building;  & Loan Association  OF TORONTO  Are now giving straight  Loans on improved City  Property, on easy monthly  Payments.      ���������     ���������    ���������  !  !  !  NEW MUSIC STORE  Full  line   of  Latest  fluslc   from  Chicago    and    New   York.  * * +       ���������   +     '  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  .  .  riusical Publishers and Importers  TURNER-BOECKH  BLOCK  WARD ST.  g  NELSON.  I  1  I  ?W?WWwW?W������:������:g$2:3:WWt?W*WwMt������  THE OENELLE ft  CO.  Lumber Company.  i  Have all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Sloean 8tar.  2.00 Dardanelles 12  Reco l.fiO Noble Five    .19  Rambler-Cariboo..   .33Wonderful    .05  Arlington..........   .15  Wc invite particular attention* .to the following snaps, subject to sale:  5,000NobleFivo... .19  1000 Athabasca... .26  500 Sloean Star.. 1.75  1000 I)unaeo(pTd). .36  500 War Eagle.... 1.13  2500 Iron.Colt 12  500 Josie    .29  List your Mining Stocks nnd  Real Estate  with us,       We have cash buyers.  A  First  Ohm IIMfif  MINING PRGNRTY  of **l kinds For Bate.  MONEY TO LOAN  For Building fnrpo������t������.  ���������--"���������-���������   " ������������������" i      -������������������ :���������  H.G.M'CUU-OCH&GO.  /830)    GENERAL BROKERS.  ' ��������� JUKWl i������T.    ' - 7 WUQH.B.V. '' .  I'.O. p������ <������5       -     -      cionar* Code.  jvuuuyyi^^  Mrs.   Mclaughlin   has  just received her Stock of  Spring Millinery in all the  Latest American and Canadian Styles.  The regular opening  will  take place about April ist.  R  13:  o  p  p  N  I  N  0  696������SS99$������(iSv9vSv9v9S9vSv9  No shares to be subscribed  for. No fines. No forfeitures. Forfather particulars as to terms, etc., apply  to undersigned,      ���������      ���������  -Q Q  Q  Q  Q  Q  Q  Q Q  One well finished Cottage, 26x24,  Grounds, 50x120. Fenced, Stable  and good garden    ���������   ���������    $1,200.  A corner, 50x120, having thereon  two Dwellings, rented for $34 per  Month      ���������      ���������      ���������      $1,800.  FOR RENT^a^  One 4-Roonied Plastered House.  Two 3-Bobmed Plastered Housees.  One Large New 8-Roomed Plastered Souse finished April 15,  ������ ������g> ������ ������ ������ ������ ������������  C. p. J. Christie  Real Estate and  Insurance BroKer  Office Opposite Post Office'      *������  8M  Sash, Doors and Turned Work  Kept   in   Stock.   ���������  OFFICE NEAR C.  824  P. R. STATION.    .  A. E.  YOUNG, AQENT.  A?IBST-GUSS  INVESTMENT.  The Oddfellows Building and Investment  Company, Limited, of Nelson, Capital 920.000,  Inform the public that a limited number of  sbares are now on tho market tor sale. Shares  110.00 each, cold in blocks of 1100.00. The com-  pany guarantee ton per cent to investors on  stock. Plans may be seen and all particulars  obtained at Dr. Arthur's office Baker Street, or  froin any of the Directors. (871)  : Stock Certificates for sale at Dr. Arthur's.  FOR SALE.  \  A new seven roomed house on corner lot. Centrally located. Apply  iUB., Box 17, Nelson, B. C.  ��������� Emory & Walley-���������  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS,   ClOTHINu,  HATS,  Etc  Have opened on Dakcr Street with tho above line of good*.   Stock is not yet  Complete but   new goods are arriving every few days.  \..: We are'Agents for ...  Kennedy & Douglas,    nrnm tailors,    Toronto  Tolton & McKay, pine custom shirt Makers, Hamilton  .    .    A full line of Samples of   the  Newest  things for Spring    .    .    .  ���������'. ;i   ���������   EMORY 6 WAUEY���������___  Mail Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention, P. O. Box 148, Nelson. (885)  NOTICE TO  DEBTORS  Notice is hereby given that John R. Meyers has purchased at sheriffs  sale, the plant, property and accounts of the Kootenay Brewing, Malting-  and Distilling Company at Trail, B. C, and will continue its operation.  Firms and individuals indebted to the old company, are requested to  make immediate settlement to the undersigned at Trail.  There is a complete and well selected stock of wines, liquors and  cigars to be closed out at prices that dealers will find greatly to their  interests to take advantage of."  Address all communications to  GEO. M. W1LLAED, Manager. 7  ������������������������������������������������������������������������<  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  NOTICE  On Aprij ist. the price of Manitoba Feed Oats  will be advanced to $30 per ton.  Case Eggs have dropped to 20 cents perdoz.  Fresh Eggs are still 25 cents.  Naval Oranges, 25, 35 and 40 cents perdoz.  We sell the Finest Orange grown at 40 cents  They are worth that, but no more.  If other dealers  price, come to us.  refuse  to sell  them at that  The. . .  3. C. C. 0. P. QRQCpRY  parley & Simpson* Props,  83S  QAiH3kE&0'Rejl-W  REM     an  ESTATE  "d  GENERAL  AOENTS  LOTS FOR SALE  . ^  m  In    the Best Localities.     SOLE AGENTS  fcjII  original owners of Addition "A" and "Hume-I  Addition.       .      ���������: .���������      . .      .     n  LOANS MADE  To Purchasers for Building* purposes, on  Terms.       .      .      .     ..      i.      .  EasJ  BUYAHOriE  ui  Build   a   House  for  Yourself and Save   Ren;7  .  GAMBLE and 0'RIELLY  BAKER STREET        :        :        :  '   ': (881) :        :        NELSON, B. i [  :    .          ' ^ ^ : . U ^ \  $ .1  Trail, February 24, 1898.  86 s  DON'T FORGET THE I. O. G. %  ENf ERTAINMENT I  MARCH 23, IN  METHODIST CHURCH  t

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