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Array A3  L������.  ,*7���������:���������  **\*  Whole Number 398.-  THE WAR CLODD.  THE UNITED STATES AUD SPAIN  .IBAMWJA OOHHJOTV;  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, April 9, 1898.  Price Five Cents  the Message ���������* rresMeM McKlnley te ue  t*M kefsre Cesigress ���������mJMomsW.���������  Kitk  PnhHbi hr ������*r  The Issue between' the United States  and Spain remains unchanged, except  that both nations are pushing their  preparations for war with increased  vigor.. No communications having  any bearing upon the situation have  passed between the two governments  ���������ince a week ago Thursday when  Minister Woodford transmitted the  reply of the Spanish ministry to the  president's propositions of two weeks  ago.- The message of President Mc-  Kibley to Congress, which was expected on Wednesday has been withheld  until Monday next, when action will  be taken which is almost universally  expected muk result in the severance  of the relations between the two countries. The cause of the delay in the  transmission of the- president's message was that the administration had  received advices from General Lee at  Havana saying that. Americans could  not be gotten off the island this week  and would be in grave peril if the'  message proceeded their departure.  The second reason given was that the  'Spanish governmeht had decided to  re-open the case in order to avert impending war'ar^ to mal^'eoncesisions  heretofore refused.  President McKJnley is exhausting  all the resoiirces ofdiplomacy"to bring  about ,������ peaceful solution of the diffl-  cisjtjr, in the face of a decidedly wat-  II jre House of Oongress. ���������������>> f -7^ ������  Tlie Queen Regent of Spain is also  ' anxious to avert war and in ���������"some  quarters Hie expected that she will.  wftfc-mB armistice, which will lead  to uWowU Midepeodence of Cuba  from Spanish rule.  The powers of Europe have brought  [to bear ail their influence* on the  (government of Spitfn and ttill are  : actively, at work soaking hy i*e wlseit  and most potent course, in view of the  (cii������iun������t������ne������s and sejitiments of the  [great wMmi* involve* to bring peace  [outof the gathering war clouds.  The war spirit W thoroughly aroused  Un the United 8t*tee and hostilities  [can only he averted: by Spaia herself  [declaring the independence of Cuba  }andyMdlof her sovereign power over  the island.  The whole question bow-  lever ratte on the message of the President ind should be declare for war he  fwill haye * united notion at hi* back.  lie  whole  resources of tbe Union  rould he Bt his disposal to uphold the  national fconor. ;  Th#-������Uiiu4e ot the European powers  |lx������ ease of i conflict has received very  leoneideration bythe government of  United States, bat tbe Spaniards  ������t������ apparently with little success been  sanding the different governmental'.ftp to  praspeots of ssswtaoo* in tbe nn-  )usl straggle.  Spain might receive a  ittle sMutaoee from the Latin nations,  tat tbe Teutonic nations would io ill  probihtlity remain neatral.     Tbe eym-  > of tbe people ot Great Britain as  by tbe iofloeotial newspapers havo  |throughout been with toe United States.  1 London Bpeotator, whleb bat long  beld p prominent place among English  newspapers, eownentiog  on tbe  pro-  ibility of ��������� conflict pays: M It is hardly  asesappry for np to say that it war takes  place oar sympathies will be witb onr  >wn flesh and blood, and not merely be-  inse tbey are onr own flesh and blood  lratbeos*se we believe mat the rale ot  Ipain in Cuba is an oat rase to bamsnity.  re have no abstract or sentimental prejudice in favor of the insurgents but it is  Blear tbat tbe men whom Spain sends to  Jobs are utterly unfit to rale their fel-  Jlow creatures.   The native Cubans may  Inot be a very worthy set of people bat  ���������this does not alter the fact that Spanish  Irule has turned the island into shell up-  |on earth."  MATTE 8MELTIKJ AT NELSON.  |la(eresUag ���������eaertfUra ot the Big Blast  ���������.(firsiac*at Che ssttl JUaesSaaelter.  In tbe report of the Hon. Minister of  lines tbe following particulars regard-  ling smelting operations at the Hall Mines  [smelter at Nelson are given, being the re-  Iproduotion of an article in tbe Engineer-  Ling and Mining Jonrnal by Mr. Hedley,  (Superintendent.  "Tbe matte smelting blast furnace in  ruse at the works connected witb tbe Hall  I Mines is probably the largest furnace of  its kind in North America, which is equiv-  ialent to saying in the world.  " The fumaoe was blown in Sept 5th,  1897 and daring the succeeding 60 days  ���������lit smelted 14,676 tons of charge, of which  /1587 tons were barren flax, chiefly lime  stone. ThisBhows an average of 2419  tonB smelted daily. Under favorable cir-  oumstanoes it is possible to smelt 800  tons per day, as proven by tbe 24 hours  ending 6 am. November 6tb, tbe actual  tonnage passed through the furnace being 273.9 tons ore and 30,1 tons limestone  and again, on Ootober 30tb, 287.2 tons ct  Silver King ore and 80 8 tons limestone.  The average tonnage for seven days ending November 5th was 2825 ions of  charge. In addition to this, note may be  taken of the fact tbat 200 lbs. of sing are  added to every ton of charge.  " The percentage of coke varies between  14>f and 16 per cent, according lo the  quality of the coke and the amount of  salphur in the charge.  "The matte produced daring tbe 60  days mentioned was 1,029 tons, averaging  abP������,t 49.per cent, copper wet assay. The  concentration is about 14.25 parts of  charge into one ot matte but tbe furnace  has run successfully with a concentration  of 20 to 1.  This furnaoe was designed and erected  by Mr. Paul Johnston, late superintendent' of" the works. Its dimensions are:  At tnyerers, 144 in. by 44 io.; at top of  jackets, which aro 5 ft. 6 in. high,144 in-  by 64 in.; and at feed floor 160 in. by 72  in. The top height of tbe columns is 12  feet 6 in., bat the charge is generally  maintained 4 feet lower, varying, with  condition ot charge, etc. The tuyerers  eight in number on each side, are reduced from 6 in. to 4% in.; the centre of  the tnyerers is 24 inches above the bottom,, as originally constructed. The bottom is supported by a oast iron plate,  resting on six jack screws carried by a  truck and consists of a coil of 2 in. water  pipe bedded in Steepe onda course of fire  brick on end. - On this the furnace makes  its own bottom, which is probably four  inebes higher.  The departmental report gives the following ngures regarding the production  of the mine and smelter: Daring the year  47,560 tons of Silver King ore have been  smelted yielding 954,685 ounces of silver  end 3,458,644 pounds of copper and a  little gold. Henoe the average yield of  tbe ore for tbe year per 2000 pounds has  been 20.7 ounces of silver, .04 ounces of  gold and 3.63 per cent copper or 916.81  per too. A total dividend of 1133,750 was  paid in 1807.  HW* T������E POET OF NELSON.  Tw������ CasiMM Beleras rer the Neath er  ���������  ��������� ��������� ***������*���������  Tbe following are the Customs returns  from tbe port of Nelson tor tbe month of  March:  IMPORTS.  Dutiable.   $61,345 00  l>������e..:..y:;.. .:......'. ....    8.3W00  ; Total Imports       ..$ 71,65*00  Outrcollected ...... .....$ 18.697 ������  KXFORTS.  Ore 10313 tons......... f 461,1*8 oo  Copper Static   146"..   118,860 Of)'  OoW Bullion  6.400 00  Lead Bullion. 30toos..     8,028 00  Total        Animals and their Produce   Manufactures     $ 591.436 00  ....         130 00  ....       7,233 00  Total.. .-���������������������-.-.-. v.=.; v*v,:.....-....-.  KEVKKL'K  Kelson   Rossland   Kaslo   Trait   Nakusp   Waneta     SheepCreeg...   Rykert's........   ..-$-601,789 00  ..'.'.J   7.604 74        0,157 37        2,545 77  ....     1,337 25  438 26           513 65  49 45  59 73  laerewe Mew*.  -- There was a - large. attendance at the  meeting ot tbe Nelson Lacroese Club  held at the Hume hotel last Wednesday  evening. Vice-President W. A. Galliher  occupied the chair. A number of new  players having come to town, the outlook is tbst Nelson will have the crack  team of tbe Kootenay.  J. Fred Home, M. P. P. bas donated  a championship cup to be played for in  the Kootenay. K. S. Lennie aadL.  M. Livingston were appointed to arrange  for the formation of an association or  league embiacing, Bossland, Kaslo,  Sandon, Sloean City, and any other  towns in Kootenay which may have  Isjptoss" teams. Clubs wishing to enter  tbe league are requested to correspond  with Secretary L. M. Livingston so that  a;schedule can be arranged and rules  governing the cup oampetition drawn up.  It "was decided to give a concert at an  early date for the purpose of raising  funds to purchase suits, sticks, etc., for  the club. As soon as a deed can be procured for the city recreation grouuds they  will be enlarged and fenced and regular  practice commenced.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  Death of Mrs. Belaa.  Much regret is expressed at the ur_  timely death of Mrs. A. Dolan, which oc  oarred at the family residence on Victoria  street on Wednesday morniug. Tbe deceased lady was only thirty-two years of  age and had only been ill for a couple of  weeks. A sorrowing husband and three  little children are left to mourn their sad  loss. The funeral took place on Thursday  afternoon from the Roman Catholio  church and was attended by a large  number of friends and acquaintances,  who paid their last tribute of respect to  the remains of one who in life was highly  respected by every person who knew  her.  BUSINESS  TBANSA0TED  AT   THE  REGULAR MEETING.  Noel   4 Th������Mpxaa    Awarded    leatraet  toe the trading of Wafer  Street.  . At the regular meeting of the city  council held on Monday afternoon there  were present Mayor Houston, Aldermen  Hillyer, Malone, Teetzel and Gilker.  After routine the mayor reported that  he had affected a settlement with the  Nelson Land and Development Company  whereby tbe city paid 850 damages and  $150 costs to ihe company in consideration of the iD junction being dissolved  aud the question of compensation for the  lands expropriated to be left to arbitration. Tbe settlement was approved by  the council.  The report of the chief of the Are brigade for the three months ending March  31st was received and filed.  Tbe question of awarding the contract  for (grading water street was then taken  np and gave rise to considerable discussion. Aid. Malone moved that tbe contract be awarded to Noel k Thompson.  Aid. Hillyer moved, seconded by Aid.  Teetzel that the contract be awarded to  Newling k Co. The work was given to  Noel & Thompson-on the casting vote  by the mayor.  It wns decided to have Falls street from  Baker to Carbonate streets made passable  for teams, the work. to be done by day  labor.   *���������..���������-. i  On motion of Aid. Teetzel, seconded  by stld. Malone, it was decided to build  a retaining wall on Stanley street opposite  the Hotel Phair, the owners ot the hotel  to pay half the expense ot same.  Tbe proposition re gas franchise, submitted a tew weeks ago to H. J. Evans  was again laid before tbe council with a  tew slight alterations and adopted.  Aid. Malone gave notioe tbat be would  introduce a by-law at tbe next meeting  of oouueir providing for the imposition  ot a license fee of 850 on all contractors  doing business in the city.   "'  Tbe Mayor pointed out that tbe council could uot legally impose a license fee  on contractors but tbat tbey might be  charged $50 for permit to use part of the  roadway for material for their buildings.  Tbe salary of the Water Commissioner  and Collector was fixed at 850 per month.  A resolution was passed asking tbe  government to appropriate $6,000 tor a  school building and make Nelson a city  school district after July 1st.  TBE 0E0WS NEST RAILWAY.  Wilt net be Diverted $>��������������� Ms ���������rlgaal  Bmnte.  A few weeks ago an agitation was  started������by^bTBfwla������da������d Trail Boards"  of Trade, to induce the C, P. R. to  change the proposed route ot the Crow's  Nest Pass Railway so as to orosi the  Columbia river at or near Trail, place  Rossland on the main line and sidetrack  Nelson. Tbe proposal was so absured  in view of the almost insurmountable  obstacles in the way of such a route  that very little attention was paid to the  matter by tbe people of Nelson. The  question is however finally settled by  tbe following letter written by Vic 3  President Sbaughnessy in reply to a  letter on tbe subject from the Rotslaud  Board ot Trade. ���������  The Canadian Pacific Railway Co.  Montreal, April 1,1898.  J. 11. McArthuh. Esq., Rossland, B.C  Dear Sir :���������Many thanks for your  letter of March 23, upon the subject of  the diversion of the Crow's Nest line  from tbe foot of Kootenay lake to  Trail, instead of building via Nelson us  contemplated byvour agreement with  the government. I do not think we  would be inclined to consider any departure from out- original plans, nor  are we of the opinion that any practicable route for a railway can be found  between the south end of Kootenay  lake and the Columbia river via the  Salmon river without going south into United States territory. Meantime, I have requested our engineers  to make an examination, so that we  may have the necessary data at hand  if at any time in the||future we decide  to build a branch line through there.  Yours very truly,  T. G. Shaughnessy,  Vice-President  The Dead wood Claim.  A chntp. of good copper-gold ore is  now being mined on the Marguerite,  which is another likely looking Dead-  wood claim. The owners, Messrs. E.  C. Brown and J. P. Harlan have been  prospecting in the Boundary creek  district for several years, in the course  of which they secured some good  claims, not the least valuable of which  judging by present appearances, is the  Marguerite. The ledge is stated to  give nlwut 15 feet of well mineralised  rockjuid good values are returned by  about eight feet of ore that closely  resembles that of the Mother Lode,  distant about a mile.  ���������Tfce Nashville Students  Ab will be-seen by advertisement iu  another . column, Thearle's Nashville  Students'will appear in the Presbyterian  church on Wednesday aud Thursday  evenings, April 13 and 14. The compau y  is making a tour of tbe Kootenay towns  and are being very highly spoken of iu  every place at wbiob tbey have appeared.  The Alierdeen, Wash., paper says of the  concert given by tbe company in that  town: "The programme wns excellent  and from the time tbe curtain was raise:!  until the good night number was rendered, the music loving people of Aberdeen were treated to one continual stream  of music, mirth and melody. Iu fact  there was not a number on llie po-  gramme that did not receive an euooro."  Ore Sklpmtmtit Over the at aft 8.  During the month ot March tbe mi' es  shippiD.i via the K. & 8. railway through  Kaslo, have the following shipping credits:  Mines' Pounds.  Payne. .......... ...7...    1,540.000  Uu lh....'....    1.000,000  Monterumii.         510,000  LastChance      700,000  Whltewalor.. .s.     332.000  Rambler....        301,000  Reco...i...        280.000  Antolne ...-.";.. V.".  . '>..     106.850  AJax..7:.;7....r... 77...............       71,500  Queen Bess.      ..........      70,000  Dardanells        08,000  Sloean Star..........7:      ,35,000  Jackson Mines........  32,000  TwoFrleBds7....-        24,080  N. C. Exploration Syndicate       22,000  WondcrfurBird...         7,965  5,161,315  Among the' different smelters includin g  the Kootenay Ore Works at Kaslo, this  ore was divided as follows:        .   o 7  Pueblo.;:..'............... ..;...:  2^55,000  Everett.         1,412,000  Aurora......        :......,e  653,850  Tacoma..,.....:........... .....7...V. 417,000  Denver.,..:...  280,000  Kaslo........ .........:...... 175.965  Omaha......  37.500  5,161,315  ORE SHIPMENTS-  Ummmmry et Amnnet et Ore anil Matte  ������x|Nirt������4 (rem the reft ef *>���������������������������*.  The. ore shipments from the Port of  Nelsou for the week show ������ slight  decrease from those of last >yeek owing  to the fact that no shipments are  entered from Rossland as that place  was made 0 chief port of Entry ou  April 1st; The rich Sloean mines have  however started np shipments again in  earnest and bring the .totals for the  week up to a very respectable figure.  The following are the figures for the  week:  MATTR AND BULLION.  TONS  Hall Mines (Capper Bullion)   Hall Mines (UadBullion)   35  40  ORE  Payne Mine, Sloean       . 420  Queen Bess   .7...        55  Idahoc Sloean   Iron  Ma*k            380           80  Last Chance   .....       120  Rambler           112  Montezuma          105  Reco :.���������            40  Black Diamond   .....        52  Burn           102  Dardanelles   .....       '18  Sloean Star     .....        17  Miscellaneous          2J1  Total for the week......      1727  Approximate Value f 165,317  _      , TONS   '.       VALUB  Total for April...      1.727 1105.217  Total  for March     11,749 9 6������������,tl5  Total for February      n.078 949.138  Total for January       9.500 1,197,489  Total so far for 1898      31,054 3,010,259  Tol al for 1897, via Rerelntoke 719,134  Total for 1897, port of Nelson 55,271 7.61.1.324  The Oaadee Miac.  The Dundee Mining company has  just let ti contract for furnishing  material for a three line gravity tramway. The company will erect trestles  and iustal a tramway. The tramway  is to connect the mine with the concentrator. Tenders have beeu culled for  the construction of a concentrator aud  they will be opened in a day or two.  Another War Eagle rarehane.  J. B. Hastings, for the Gooderbam-  Blackstock people, has purchased tbe  Ben Tillman ������roup of claims adjoining  the Republic, at Republic camp on the  reservation. Tbe pries is said to have  been about $50,000. The Ben Tillman is  the north extension of the Republic, and  lies between that property and the North  Star. The deeds were made to Joseph  J. Taylor as trustee. Mr. Taylor is the  expert for the War Eagle.  The operations at the Hall Mines  smelter for the week ending April 2,  show 7437 tons of ore to have been  smelted, yielding 357 tons of matte,  containing approximately 156 tons  copper; 111,420 ozs. silver and 272 ozs.  gold. , .  Notices are posted through the province ollering $200 reward for the capture of Fred Carson, charged with  manslaughter. The victim was John  Maki, an Italian who was killed in a  row at Michael creek in East Kootenay on February 9th.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF   INTEBEST -IN   AND  ABOUND NELSON.  nrler   Meqtlaa    ������r   UnppealHg*   la   the  ilimrlet llurlag- the V������%t  Seven Days.  Constable W. J. Devitt of Trail spent  Tuesday in the city.  W. B. Shaw left ou Friday morning  for a visit to Kingston, Ont.  R. T. Daniel, real estate dealer, Trail  spent Wednesday in the city.  The Vancouver World has entered  on its tenth year of publication.  Mr. aud Mrs. Goepel have returned  from a visit to Pacific Coast cities.  John F. Mcintosh has been appointed Customs collector at Kaslo.  The Nelson schools closed on Thursday evening for the Easter holidays.  Mrs. Mallette has made extensive  improvements to the Kootenay hotel.  Mrs.- "Gerard and Mrs. Stoess of  Kaslo were Nelson visitors on Tuesday.  F. C. Innes, manager of the Fern  mine registered at the Phair on Monday.   "  G. L. Lennox of Nelson has applied  for admission to the Bar of British Columbia.  The rush to the Klondike has abated  somewhat, according to the const  papers.  Samuel L. Long, city engineer of  Rossland registered at the Phair on  Thursday.  Miss Green, teacher of TVmir school  is spending her Easter holidays with  friends in the city.  Melville Parry, general agent of the  Confederation Life Association is in  Rossland this week.  The tug built by Elliot and Halo for  towing ou tbe lake will be launched  on Tuesday afternoon.  W. Y. Williams, A. W. Laberee and  J. S. Peschamps of Rossland were Nelson visitors this week.  G. A* Mitchell of the traffic department of the Great Northern railway  was in Nelson this week.  The Grand Lodge of the Knights of  Pythias for British Columbia wiil meet  at Kamloops on May 10.  D. J. Young of Lamont & Young,  booksellers and newsdealers, Kaslo  spent Tuesday in the city.  About sixty men arrived from Vancouver Monday to work on the Crow's  Nest.J?assjailway^construction.���������  Statistics compiled in Londoa show  that ������lf>,090,00p of British capital is invested in British Columbia milling.  1 A Gold Commissioner has been appointed for the Ainswortb mining  division with headquarters at Kaslo.  The Merchant's Bank of Halifax has  opened a branch in Victoria, which is  the fifth branch in British Columbia.  W, J. Stephens of MacLeod, paymaster on the Crow's Nest Pass railway and his assistant W. Bailey are at  the Phair.  Capt. Gore purchased this week from  W. A. Jowett, ageut for John A. Turner, lots 11 and 13, block 42, witb dwelling house.  The Canadian Pacific Railway company's survey party have located the  route of the proposed Coluinbia-Pcn-  tiction branch through Midway.  Th?, Salvation Army War Cry of  last week contained a couple of excellent views, one of Nelson and one  looking up the lake from Nelson.  The Ymir Miner appeared last week  enlarged and very much improved in  appearance under the editorial management of Mr. Valentine Carson.  An examination for entrance to  High schools will be held at the Nelson public schools on April the 18fch  by Public School Inspector Sums.  Rev. Father Poitras left for the  North West on Monday evening. Rev.  Father Ferland of East St. Louis, IU.,  will have charge of the Nelson parish  in future.  The reguliir annual meeting of the  South Kootenay Board of Trade for  the election of officers for the ensuing  year will be held on Tuesday evening  next, April 12th.  Mrs. Fullerton of Roiisland who was  sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment  was brought over to Nelson by Jailer  Mitchell and lodged in jail on Thursday-  night. She has the doubtful honor of  being the first female prisoner iu the  jail.  The Dominion government will ex  pend 93000 in Columbia river improvements in   the   Narrows   between the  Upper and Lower Arrow lakes during  the present year.  W. H. Paulding, who has been travelling auditor for P. Burns & Co. since  December, 1800, lias gone into business for himself in Rossland as accountant and customs broker.  The application to parliament by  the Columbia and Western Railway  company for power to lease their line  through the Boundary district, to the  C. P. R. has been granted.  A. E. Rand of tho British Canadian  Gold Fields is expected back from a  visit to England, early next week,  when arnuigeiiieuts will be completed  for pushing work on the company's  property.  News was received in the 'city yes-  day of the death of G. B. Wright  of Ainswortb. The deceased who was  a native of Vermont state was well  known in every part of Kootenay and  was highly respected.  An exciting race took place Friday  of last week between the Steamers  International and Kokanec from Woodbury creek to Kaslo. The Kokanec  won by about four minutes, making  the nine'miles in just 80 minutes.  John Schwartz, a German laborer  attempted suicide, at Trail last Sunday evening by jumping into the  Columbia river, while in a state of  mental derangement. He was rescued  and brought to the Nelson hospital and  was on Thursday taken to, the asylum  at New Westminster. >  Yesterday, Good Friday, was gen-,  erally observed as a holiday in the  city. Nearly all the places of business  were closed and flshim?, boating and  picn icing were the principal amusements. Religious services were held  in the Church, of England and in the  '.?5K?i!L^^pjj������^chiiKjb.-:  The adjourned sitting of the  Supreme court will be opened on Friday April in,- i,y h������ Lordship Mr.  Justice Irving. No ;ama>j|rfj| be tried  on the 15th as that day wiJl be token  up in' arranging the list, so that barristers having cases set down will Iks  present, but the witnesses will not lie  required.  Tomorrow, Easter,. Sunday, at the  Church of England the services will be  Holy Communion, 8 a.m., Morning  Prayer and Holy Communion at 11 a.  m. The music for the communion  service will be Dykes in F. Evening  Prayer 7:30 p. 111. Music, Magnificat  and Nunc Diniittis. Simper, Anthem  "Christ Being Raised" Elvcy.  E. D. Marceau of the firm of L.  Chapiit, Fils & Cie, wholesale grocers  -and"witrcH inportersrTHontrealris in-  tbe city opening up a trade witb tbe  city grocers. This firm is the first of  Montreal wholesale grocers to open up  a trade in Kootenay and Mr. Marceau  expressed his confidence in tlie stability of Nelson, which ho said was the  most solid town in tho Kootenny.  II. E. Carry, engineer and general  manager of the Cariboo and Yukon  Gold Fieldf, limited, .spent Wednesday in the city. Mr. Carry left the  same evening- for Rossland, and after  visiting the Cariboo district will proceed to the Yukon in connection with,  the military expedition to be sent out  by the Canadian government. The  expedition will leave Vancouver about  May 1.  KETTLE BIVES VALLEY CHARTER.  Bring VlxoroH������l>' 0|������|������������������������'������l In   1'nrllaniral  ���������The 4'u!tll:illxall������ii lo ������<��������� ltr<lnrrd.  The fight against the Kettle Hiver  Railway bill, which was so vigorously  prosecuted before the railway committee  was resumed when the bill came before  the House of Commons last Saturday.  Hon. Mr. Blair, Minister of Railways,  called the attention of the House to the  circumstance that the Railway Committee  had reduced the capital stock from $2,-  500,000 to $1,500,000. No record of the  amendment appeared cither on the bill  cr on the Railway Committee's report to  the House. It was proposed to rectify  the ommission bnt Sir Charles Tupper,  leader of the Opposition and other opponents of the bill objected to the correction being made ���������without notice being  giveu. Mr. Blair accordingly gave notice  of the reduction of capitalization. Mr.  Mclnnee, of Vancouver, opposed the bill  in a speech which occupied the whole  hour devoted to private legislation.  The measure is meeting with the same  amount of opposition iu the House, as it  did before the Railway Committee and its  fate is still in doubt.  / \  China has agreed to cede Wei Hai.'Wei  to England as soon as the port is vacated  by the Japanese.    ��������� - THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 9. 1898.  t  li''''' ' ���������.  %\xt Jtttner.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays, and  will bo mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States for one year 0:1 receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies five cenis.  CONTRACT ADVKRTISKMKXTS inserted  at Ihe rate of $3 per column Inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  ' Bt the rate of 15cents per iionparoil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address  of tho writer, not necessarily for publication, but ft* evidence of good faith.  THE LABEL on your paper shows the date 011  which your paid up subscription expires.  If in arrear* kindly remit and see that tho  date is changed, which should be suflloicnt  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at the  shortest notice.  Aoonass  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON, B. C.  to be, because she has just been compelled to give it up, having taken it  after her victory over China as a  hostage for the payment of, the in?  demnity.  Out of this situation the newspapers  wiil be tiblo to 'get u;> a war scare  whenever tbeir business needs Ifc, and  if ever those three ends of the great  wire corne together there will most  undoubtedly be a blaze that will shake  the earth. But it will not come just  yet.  A PATHETIC APPEAL.  LODGE MEETINGS.  N'KLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. te A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Visiting brethren invited.  O. L. Lennox, Secretary.   ,  ^KKHk^ I. O. O. F. Kootenay Lodge,  jf^^Hp No. 16, meets every Monday night,  ^^mlmW^ *t their Hall, Kootenay sl������oet.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSON, Secretary.  NELSON   LODGE No. 2>, K. of P.,  .meeU in Castle hnll, McDonald block  ivery Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  lAll visiting knights cordially invited,  J. J. Malonk. C.C.  Geo. Paktkiixjk. K. of R. and b.  NELSON  LODGE.   I. O. G. T.     Meets in  SJSfyl^vited. ^ISffl  John Tklpokd, Sec'y.  Christina,- Queen Regent of Spain,  is in sore trouble. If she backs down  to the demands of the United Stat������:s,  a revolution is certain to arise in Spain  which might very liltely overthow the  throne which she is so carefully tending for ber little son. In her trouble  she has turned for help to our well  beloved Queen. If our gracious Sovereign were allowed to follow the  dictates of her well known kindliness  of hen it, the fleets of England would  stilly forth to do battle for Spain, e.ven  against that armada, which the  Spokesman-Review describes, as tbe  most powerful ever gathered/under  one flag. There were four ships in  it. But fortunately our Queen bas  to think of her subjects, and though  ber Royal sister of Spain is very likely  in no wise personally responsible for  tbe Spanish misrule in Cuba, she must  bear  alone tho   troubles that it will  bring.  Tho hearts of every man and woman  in the civilized world, American or  otherwise, will go out to her as a  woman and a mother, but they will be  steeled against her as a Queen.  era cor  CHAB.H  NELSONS QUEEN NO. 241,  SONS OF ENGLAND, meets  second and fourth Wednesday of  each month at K. of P. Hall. Mnc-  Potiftld Illock, cor. Vernon A"d  Josephine streets. Visiting brcth-  lally Invited. Eknest Kino..  Farrow.  Secretary.  Worthy President.  SATURDAY, APRIL 0, 1SP8.  AN OVERWORKED OFFICIAL  It is net many years ago that nearly  all the government offices in Kootenay  were represented by one  individual.  Mr. .Olffen held them all.   Gradually  as the work increased they fell from  him until he remained as the Registrar  of the Court only.   Since his resignation there has been almost ������* much increase in public business us there was  before It* and the service of the courts  i������noir more than one man can tackle.  Jt must be remembered that Mr. Sim-  kins, who now holds the office, is Registrar for both the Supreme and County  Courts.   The latter does more business  than any other County Court in British Columbia.   Since the beginning of  the year ISO summonses have Itcen issued from the Nelson office, while  for  the sake of comparison it may be mentioned that Rossland has issued only  80 and Victoria less than 75.   In Rossland by the way there are two men  to carry out the same duties with less  work attached to them than at Nelson.  (n Rossland there ift no chamber work,  while^bere^JudRe������Forin-sits^ every  morning, when he is in town, for two  or three hours.   In the district of the  Nelson office, which includes Kaslo and  the Sloean there arc 24 practising barristers.       7,  While either the Supreme or County  Court is sitting, the Registrar must be  at his place in court, and the Registry  office at such times is necessarilyclosed,  to the great inconvenience of the public. As an instance of this the Supreme  Court will lie in session from the 15th  of this month to the 30th or longer,  during which time tho registrar .will  have no time at all forattendingto the  public.  It is to lie hoped that the government will see their way to give Mr.  Simpkins some assistance.  WARS AND RUMORS.  All the world's a stage. And the scene  changes pretty quickly sometimes.  Just now every eye is on the curtain  that still hangs before the Spanish-  American drama. By the time these  lines are in print, it may have risen  and the audience may he gazing at a  lovely tropical sea studded with fair  islands. And in the foreground a mob  of battle ships half bid in a cloud of  smoke. Or, as is devoutly hoped, the  curtain may not rise. The apologetic  manager may come forward and inform the audience that owing to the  good offices of certain great people  the "play i^������ off." Disappointed, the  people will instantly turn their eyes  from the Gulf of Mexico far away over  the wide Pacific to tbe Yellow sea.  Here on three commanding promontories dominating the entrance to the.  Hoang Ho river sit the three greatest  powers on earth. On the north side  of the entrance is Russia at Port  Arthur. Right in front of her on the  sonth side is Great Britain at Wei-hai-  ���������wei, and still further south and a  little round the corner is Germany at  Kiao Chiau. The latest move in tbis  drama has been the^taking of Wei-hai-  ���������wei by Great Britain. Japan is exceedingly annoyed at this, or pretends  book. As a matter of fact there bas been  no ice at Nelson for either skating or  curling since about the middle of February. The streets ot the city have been  clear of snow siucj ihe first week in  March and giirilenin},' operations and  tree planting bsive been going on for the  p:ist three or four vveo.k<  NEWSPAPER TAX.  A very great hardship bas been  inflicted by the Dominion government  on a number of innocent people. It  appears that an order-in-council or  some such document was issued absolutely prohibiting the. import of fruit  or ornamental trees after the 18th of  March, Any such trees arriving in  Canada have to be forfeited and destroyed. Nothing was known of this  oiiler here in Nelson and we may pro-  babl y say west of Manitoba. Just now  people are in the middle of setting out  their gardens and the number of trees  ordered from Spokane, Portland, etc.,  our nearest points of supply, is considerable. As soon as they arrive they  are forfeited and destroyed. There  surely can be no earthly reason for  this here. It may bo necessary in the  fruit growing regions of the East but it  is simply a piece of arbitrary tyranny  here. But OUawa is much too far  in way to make remonstrance that  would be of any use.  Hun. Mr. Muloeli's Aincuiliiioiit lo Hie  Post Olllie Act.  In tbe Housb of Ouramoui on S iturday  last Hon. Wm. Mulooh, postmaster general, introduced a bill amending the  post office net by re,lacing the postage  on domestic letters from three cents to  two cents an ounce ntnl re impj."iug  postage on newspapers which wns abolished several years ago. Po3tage on  newspapers is to bo one-quarter cent per  pound from January 1st, 1890, witb  another quarter cent per pound added  from July 1st, 1899. making one halt cent  per pound altogether and is not to npply  to newspapers distributed within a rudius  of ten miles of the office of publication.  Mr. Mulooh stated that ia lvS89, the  weight of newspapers carried free  amounted to nine million pounds aud in  1897 had grown to sixteen and a half  million pounds.  To Shut out Alien*.  Hon. Mr. Boulton of Manitoba has  introduced ft bill iu- tbe Dominion Senate prohibiting any person from acquiring  a miner's certificate in the Domiui<m of  Canada until they bave taken the oath of  allegiance as Biitish subjects, but iu the  eveut of the Uuited States permitting  British subjects to acquire mining rights  in Alaska without beinjf compelled to  take the oath of nllegimcj, theu tbe  provisions of the bill shall not be enforced against citizens of the United  States.  The coast papers are stating that  the volume of travel northward is  slackening off. At the same time it is  reported that the steamers coining  south from Alaskan ports are just as  full of passengers as they were on their  northward journeys a few weeks ago.  There is at any rate a temporary lull  in the Klondike boom. At this juncture the Senate at Ottawa, throws out  MacKen/Je & Mann's Railway Bill and  it remains to be seen if any of those people who professed their willingness  some time ago to build the railway  for nothing are ready now to come up  to their proffers: As we have before  pointed out the-wholethinghangs^on^  the finding of further' placer ground.  There are not wanting signs that this  has been discovered on the Big Salmon  and other streams but the reports require confirmation.  Mr. Hume's motion of want of confidence failed to find a majority in  favor of it. Ib is a little difficult to  imagine pur member bringing forward  such a thing. Good tempered and easy  going, not exactly ah orator, he has  none of tbe bluster and energy that  ni'akep a successful leader of an opposition rush. The whole thing however  is typical of the opposition. They  are no more likely to carry the country  with tbem at tbe coming elections  than tbey were to carry Mr. Hume's  motion of want of confidence.  The Uenellc Lamlier Cviiumiiy.  H. \V. Simpson of tbe Genelle Lumber  company, spent n couple of dnys in tbe  city tbis week. The compnny have  started up their mill at Nohusp and are  employing at the present time upwards  of fifty men. The new mill is fitted np  with tbe latest machinery, dry,kilns, otc,  and everything complete for filling ordeis  on tbe shortest notice. A. E. Young is  man nger of tbe Nelson yard aud has full  power to make contracts for the company.  New nwl*a*'������ Kay Manager.  Tbe Lethbridge News of last week  says: "We are sorry to learn that N. T.  Macleod, tbe popular manager of tbe  Hudson's Boy Co.'s stores here, is about  to take his departure from amongst us.  Re bas been offered the management otthe  company's business at Nelson, B.C, and  has, we understand, decided to accept it.  He does not know yet how soon be will be  called upon to go, bnt whenever the time  comes very few in town will lie missed  more than Norman, wbo has been looked  upon as one ot the fixtures here, having  been here almost since the town started.''  Your 3loocJ  Is Thin and Impoverished after the long  winter.    :    :    :    :    :  Sarsaparilla  mmmmmm^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmW  THE DOMINION ESTIMATES.  ������'������r Ihe  Xe.vt fluent   Year   lul������l   Before  Parliament.  The estimates for the fiscal year ending Jane 30th 1899, were brought down  tbe House of Commons last week by  Finance Minister Fielding, and lhe budget speech wasdelivcredonTuesday. The  total amount asked on account of current  expenditure is $37,123,879, and on account of capital expenditure $5,796,691,  making a total estimated expenditure of  $45,912,570, au increase of ������305,333 over  those of last session. A few of the items  of expenditure are as follows:  Public Debt.  $12,833,397  Subsidies to Provinces. ���������..     4,237,500  Indians.         940,023  Northwest Mounted Police        353,750  Government of the N.W.T.        357,859  " "       Yukon        396,459  Collection of the Revenue.     4,500,200  . More TForld Misstatement*.  The Vancouver' World of April 1st  says: "Whilst we on the coast are enjoying semi-tropical weather, they are having a grand time of it in Nelson and other  interior points, in the roanng game of  curling."  What the World does not know about  the climate, geography and resources of  the Kootenay, would fill a large sized  Combined with Iron  is the best purifier and  enrichcr. Take it  now and you will not  be .troubled with that  Tired   Feeling.     :    :  SOLD ONLY AT  Vanstone's Drug Store  Cor. Baker and Josephine Street*. (892  PKOFESSIOMAI   CUIDS.  DBS, HALL  & HAWKKV PHYSICIANS  and Surgeon*.   Ortte,  linker St., corner  Ward St-N NoIhOii  11. 0.   Telephone Tti.   (813  A.  H. IIOI.DICII. APSAY'll AND ANA-  lytical Chemist, Hull *' reel* Nelson. 701  ITAURISON.   BAimiSTKK.   NO-    151  ! J.    tii'ry I'liblic, .Sloean Oily.  ML. GUIMMRTT, LL. II., BARK1STKK,  .   Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  171   JI. SAND1LANDS, GENERAL AGKNT  2J.   Fire  Insurance   and  Mining   Broker,  Sandon, U. C. 580  17ILKTCHER S. ANDHKWS. UAIIRISTKR.  j    Solicitor, etc.    Sole Agent for tho Cairn  (linn   Fire Insurance Co.  Mining properties for sale.  Ileal  KxUitc nnd  Sloean City. B.C.  (54b  GomC. BURNET te CO., PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyor* and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C. Room No. i, over  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store. 611  F. C. GAMBLH J.T. FKaNCIS }. O'REII.I.V.  M. Inst. C.E.   M. Can. Soc. CM. Assoc. M. Inst. C.E.  M. Am. Sac. C.E.    P.L.S. lor 1I.C. IU..S. for B C.  (I-ato lies. Enj!. ))c|>. of Pub. Wlcs. Kossland, B.C.  of Canada in H.C.)  Nelson, B.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY   "���������  CIVIL ENGINEERS,      9      9      6  9     PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS.  Accountants nnd General Agents.  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON -       (7871        - B. C.  Seeds . . .  PishingTackle  All  Supplies  And  Fittings  Flies  Rods  Casts  Hooks  Trolls  Thomson Stationery Co.  LIMITED.  ISTELSOIT.  362  DRESS and MANTLE  MAraa  Garden  Flower  Lawn Grass  Seeds . ...  We have a full  Stock of the above  at  ���������    . - ��������� ���������       . .  Eastern Prices  CANADA DRUG&BOOI Co.  831 LIMITED.  GO TO THE  KOOTENAY   BOTH.  For a Good Mug of Beer  out of the new Mugs  recently arrived from Spokane.   The Hotel has been  Newly f FitM f TlHropflJwwt  Dining Room in charge  of    Mr.   Joseph   Paquin.  891 MRS. MALLETTE, PROP.  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  fl������i9P^Hfes^Mr!LJSl' secure the  privilege of voting^~at~lfie annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  44  ALASKA" Mining Boots.  Design Keg. March, 1896.    Pat. July, 1894-  Aslc your dealer to showyou the Alaska,  the'best mining boot sold���������bar none.  Made of the best materials, thus ensuring best wear, the life of the boot is yet  further prolonged by its  Patent Corrugated Edge  This corrugation prevents a scrape or  blow from damaging the boot proper, a  point every miner will appreciate. Made  with rubber or leather inner and outersole.  Sold by all good outfitters; see on the  inside of legging the name of boot and  stamp of makers  THt";  CANADIAN RUBBER Co  MONTREAL. TORONTO. WINNIPEO.  Manufacturers cf Camming Blankets, Air  Pillows, Rubber Gloves, etc., etc.  The  Gem   Blue   Flame Oil   Stove  Made by the Dangler Stove and Manufacturing Co.  CLEVELAND,   OHIO.  Unequalled for  . . . Simplicity, Safety and Convenience ....  The Gem Blue Flame Oil Stoves are made of the very best  material and with the latest improved machinery. The  Manufacturers are the Patentees of many valuable features  used only on the Gem.      Call and examine them.    :    :    : *:  PRICES REASONABLE  87fi  Call afc Latimer Street, Third  . House  East   of  Brewery. .  . - .   .   MISS E. FIELD.  It is Wortb Bowii  That you can got tho best Lite Policy'  for tho Lowest Premium in ....  Ontario  Mutual  *','_��������� *   *   *  It is one of the oldest nnd  7 sTitoKOEST Compumes in Canada,  / -   i������ud tlie oDly Canadian Company  which pays 100  per cent, of ill  profits to policy holders.  ��������� " .-       *.   *     * . *  J. Jl. ANNABLE, D������K������  R. L. DfiiUliii   n incimjjuom.  883  ������9eSSS6S69e������S9e������SS������9d96969  MILLINERY  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.  761  6SeSS9eS6SS9SSe96S6S6S6S6S  R  E  o  p  E  N  1  N  Q  After this date Messrs  .   .  WEST     &     EMERSON  .    .    WILL FILL NO ORDERS FOB  COAL,   WOOD  OR  LIME  : '.:��������� :   Unless accompanied by   :    ;   :  SPOT CASH.  Kelson, Jlarch 19th, 1SS8. 88*  NELSON   HARDWARE   CO.  DKALBllB IS  m  Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc.  We   Spring   Our  Today. Latest American  (among others J.B.Stetson)  English,   Canadian Blocks  $3,00 and Up  P. O, STOBE  (SI  J. A. Gm^Kltf*  Sugar  Sugar  We have just unloaded a car of Van*  couver Sugar which   we are offering]  very cheap.  Besides the i oo lb. sks. _ we. have it]  in 10 and 20 lb. cotton sks.' Very nice j  for families.  Our stock is the largest in the city..  Nearly everything bought in car lots and  we can undersell the lowest.  Kindly inspect our goods and, get]  prices. Always a pleasure to show you J  what we have to offer.  MS  M. Des Brisay & Co.!  ��������� Emory d Walley. *  MEN'S  FURNISHIN6S,   CLOTHING,  HATS,  Btc-1  Have opened*"on Baker Street with the-above lis*of goods.   Stock U not yet - 7  Complete but  new good* are arriving every.few iey*.  ,. We are Agents for ...  Kennedy & Douglas,    Nercnait tailors,    Torontol  TOltOtt & McKay. Pine Custom SMrt Makers,   HatniltOl  .    .    A full line of Samples of   the' Newest  things for Spring  ���������  EMORY 6 WALLEY.  Mail Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention, P.O. Box 1*8, Nelson. (8851  M. R. SMITH & CO.  Biscuit  Manufacturers.  Established 1858.        Victoria, B.Oj  Awarded Three Gold Medals aud SirSilver Medals at B. C. Exhibitions.  Awarded Medal and Diploma at Colonial and Indian Exhibition,  London, England, 1896.  We make a Special Bluenlt for the Kloadlke, carefully prepared with finest vegetables  iu a condensed form and packed in tins. This ia an excellent food for mining camps and fori  those taking long journeys.  OuratogBlKaUis the cheapest and best in the market.   Tryl"  THIS IS THE LARGEST BISCUIT FACTOBY IN WESTERN CANADA.]  - tl3 THE MINER NELSON. B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1898.  fernttioaal Navigation t Trading Conpuy,  I.IMITKD.  I? , .   Kootenay Lake and Hiveh.  1 ummer Card.      Effective March 15,1S8.  J.ith b'nd.  8.H. Iateraalioaal. North b'nd.  f)    Read down Bead up  fciiln Lvn 100 p.m. Sandon 10 50 a.m. Train Ar  T Ar 3.45 " Kaslo 8.00 " - Lv  fat Lvs 5.45 a.m. Kaslo 8.10 p.m, Boat Ar  0.45 " Alnsworth 7.10  "  7.15 " Pilot Bay  6.S0   7.45"    Balfour   000  "  9.110 "  5 Mile Pt. 5.10  "  9.45 "     Nelson     4.45  "  tain Ar 12.58 p.m. Norihport 1.00 "Train Lvs  "-'��������� ���������'���������   250 .'*��������� Kossland  12.00noon    -."  6.10"   Spokane    8.00 a.m.     ���������".....  andon-Kaslo train daily.   Boat Valid Spo-  ftine train daily except Sunday.  ��������� .8.". Alberta.  Vain Lvs 100 p.m. Snndon 10.50 a.m', Train Ar  j"     Ar S.45 "      Kaslo    8.00  '���������       ������������������   Lvs  Coat Lvs  6.00"      Kaslo     l.������������ "     lloatAr  U.20 " Ainsworthll.10p.nl.      "  ���������.J.!* "   Pilot Bay.1109"  10.00 " Kuskanook 8.00 " "  ,   12.00 " Goat Kivor 0.00 '���������  1.00a.fn. Hound'y 5.(10'  8.00 " Bonners Vy 2.00 '  Boat Ar 8.00 " Bonners r'y 2.00 " Mont Lvs  Drain Lvs 11.40 " B'rs Ferry 1.15 " Train Ar  2.15" Spokane 7.00 a.m. . " Lvs  jSMidoii-KMlo train daily. Boatlmvea Kaslo  |>r above points Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Returning on Wednesdays and Sundays,   ,  I Meals and berths not included.  | Passengers on S. K International from Nel-  in, Spokane, etc., for points on, Kootenay  lake south, of Pilot Bay. will connect at that  loint with the S.S. Alberta.  I Passengers for Nelson via S.S, Alberto, from  hint* south of Pilot Bay can by Arrangement  rith purser havo stop-over at Pilot Bay or  unsworth, or connect wilh 8.S. International  .JKaalo.  [ The company's steamers conneet Kootenay  lake and Sloean points with all points in the  Jolted States and Canada, by way of Spokane  fnd Kootenay River.  F Tickets sold and baggage cheeked to all  lolnts by pursers on steamers or at our offlce.  I Q. ALBXANOER.0en.Mgr.  ��������� P.O.Box 122, Kaslo. B.C.  jpokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  lelson 4l Fort  Sheppard R'y.  ted Mountain R'y,  The only all rail route without change  fof- can betweea Nelson and Bouland and  [Spokane and Kossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  [Leave 9.20a.m. HEL80H Arrifi 5.35>m.  "   11:45 " BOSSL'D   "   255  "  "    800a.m.8P0IANE  "   6.40p.m.  JAS.McMILLAN&CO.  inoonpohatio. *  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200*212 First Ave. North.  MINNEAPOLIS,    MINN.  Branch: 55 wh.rf������., VICTORIA, B. C.  J.   A.   BROWNE. MANAOCR.  t9-Shlpm������nU Solicited. Write lor Circular. =^:  Passengers for Kettle Riw and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stag?  IcoiiUirou * WESTERN RY.  Schedule  [TOTO  M0ND.UN0V. 22,  1897.  WltSTBOUNI) KASTBOCMD  P.M.    P.M.    I'.M. P.M.   P.M.    P.M.  I No. 5 No. 3 No. 1 No. 2 No. ������ No. ������  3:45 9:00.. ROBSON...8:00 J:30  5.00    2:00    10K������...TRAIli....7������������ 12:55    1:18  3:15    11:15.HOSSLANO.ti-00 12:00 m.  No's. 1 anda connect with C. P. H. main line  steamers, and trains to and (rout Nelson at  Itobson.  No's, 3 and 4 are local trains between Trail  and Kossland.  Ko'n. 5 nnd 6 aro local trains between Trail  ,������nd Uobson. No. fi conuecU wilh train No. 4  from Hoasland.  All twins dally.  V. P.JamWWmmV8' Gen' SuPt*  Have  You  Tried  Smoking   Tobacco?  Do you want Typet Do you want I������k?  Do you want to trade Presses?  Do you want to trade Paper ,Catten>?  Do you want anything in tbe Printing Machin  ��������� ery line?  If so write to  TOBOXTO TYPK FOVNDKir CO.  009 Sto ������'nr<luva nl., Vancouver, B. I'.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  saw n\ui  Nelson Office and  Yard  FOOT OF H6NDRYX 8TRE6T.  Builder* are invited to inspect my  stock of Rough and Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MADE  THE SHORTEST  ���������worn  III |s the Wont Modem l������ HvdjmieiM.  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A PRISON  OF SWORDS  8  **  **  **  **  By MAX I'EJUJEHTON.  *���������  *���������  ���������*  ���������*  *���������  ���������������������������������������������a********************  (Author's Note.���������The Bombec Tower,  It may bo well to point out, was that  tower of the Conclergerie prison in Puris  isi which torture was generally inflicted;  I have udded nothing in this story to  historical descriptions of tho colls in this  horrible placo. lt waa not until tho end  of the last century that these sunless  dungeons wero altered radically. At that  time, the swords in tho wulla, and the  loathsome creatures which tho Seine  washed Into the cells weiw still the talk  of the  curious.)  PAKT I.  Jacques de Serrefort waa sleeping  when the jailer opened the door of his  cell.  Reinomber every morning for fifteen  years hud he arisen from such dreams  of the old time to forget them quickly in  the terrible realities of his doom. The  gentle smile upon his face, born of the  .visions of the night, passed at once in  the first moments of the day. Sleep had  carried him -to the fuir Ileitis of Brit-  tuny, to the.pastures ot. his homestead,  to the ingle wherein hie wife, and the  daughter he had loved more than life,  hod been wont to greet him when the  day's work was Cone. But the dawn destroyed illusions so welcome: He became  the slave again.  The jailer entered the cell as he had  entered it every morning, during these  terrible years. He and Serrefort had  grown old, together; old in association,  almost in captivity.  "How noyv, Baptlste," cried he, "you  are silent this morning?"  Buptiste shook his head and went toward the window that Serrefort might  not Kec his face.  "Courage, coinrude," said he, "it will  not be for long. Your daughter will return to Paris presently und then all will  be well."  Serrefort, who had begun to dress, sat  down upon his bed again.  "Come, Baptiste," said lie, "youspeak  in riddles. What has my daughter to do  with the Conclergerie? Have I not enough  Ji> bear that you should talk of her?"  "Dame,".replied the old jailer, "I  must speak of her since she alone has  kept you from the Bombec Tower these  two years and more. Think you, comrade,, that the bailiff gives windows and  red wine co nil who ask them? St.  Denis! you have the best quarters in the  prison anflthe best food. And why���������  why? because your daughter has paid  for such things.   You don't know that?"  "1 swear to heaven that I know nothing," exclaimed Serrefort. 'You say  that I have these things through my  daughter and that she pays for them?"  'How else should you have them? Sa-  prlsti, a child would not be sj simple.  She has paid for them since your old  protector the Sieuv Buchot, died. And  she will pay for them again���������when she  cornea back to Paris. Oh, be sure of it.  She is a,good child, and rare'is the week  when she does not tell me what she  means to do for you. Do not lose heart,  old friend. Who knows, sho may be ill  or gone away upon an affair of Importance. It the bailiff were reasonable, he  would think of these things. But tho will  not hear me, and the order how is that I  am to carry you to the Bombec Tower  this morning, and to show you no more  favors until you can pay for them again."  Serrefort shuddered. : Ho had not lived  in the great prison for fifteen years without hearing many a grim story of the  terrible oubliettes below the higher level  of the river Seine, wherein, shut out  from God> day and surrounded by horrors unmuneable, the more wretched and  poorer victims of tlio bailiff Hubert's  greed went all too slowly to their  doom.  ."'Lord, let me see her onco more," he  prayed, and so praying, he dressed him-  felf and told Baptiste that he was ready.  ^^TiOld^rlend," sold he.   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BEER, City Ticket  E. J. COYLE,  Dist. Pass. Agent,  Vancouver.  blind indeed to take these gifts from the  hand of one whose own need must bs so  great. Think you that I would have.permitted Irene to work for me at a time  when she has neither friends nor helpers  In all the city? Heaven forbid that I  should have so little love for her. Oh. I  am ready to follow you, Baptiste. I euro  not wero you carry mo If only you bri������R  me news that she Is well. Have I aught  else in tho world to remember but my  little Irene. God shield her always in tlie  shadow of His love."  He stood up, dressod now.and the sunlight fell, bright nnd golden, upon his  clear features and snow white hair. ,'H'o  bail teen ono of Conde's legion in the old  time!���������a type of fine manhood and dashing courage They said that there was no  liner swordsman in the regiment; no  better horseman.  There was a file of men in the passage,  armed, with   halberds and  spontoons; a  little army to guard a prisoner who   hud  never, in his wildest  moments, dreamed  of escape from a citadel so formidable a*  the Conciergerio   Scnjafort"exchanged no  greeting   with them,    bnt   iie   surveyed  them with some scorn when  they closed  about htm and.began to march down the  corridor and so to the head of a flight of  steps which   appeared   to lead   into   the  very bowels of the eai-th.    For one short  instant a window showed him   the   city,  and beyond   that   the river, bright with  lapping green waves and busy boats, and  the houses   all huddled   together in   the  sunlight, and the streets full of hurrying  throngs glad   because the  new day   had  come.    He said that the world lay there,  the world where men   hoped   and   loved  and worked; the  world he would  never  know again.    And then the window was  passed, and he found himself descending  tbe winding stairs of the   great  Bonibeb  Tower, which seemed to rise up from the  very river itself. Though his guards held  torches high above their heads, the place  was so dark that even the garlish yellow  light could   not  penetrate   the   terrible  blackness.   Serrefort feared almost to set  -foot upon tho ground lest he should tumble into some horrid pit   or go headlong  into the waters of  the Seine.     So heavy  and damp was   the air   that   his   lungs  seemed to be   filled with noxious   vapors  it every breath.      Even the floor of   the  staircase   was   covered   with   wet    and  slime,   while   water   dripped   from   tho  walls in a ceaseless "pat-pat-pat"   which  spoke eloquently of tho surpassing misery  of   those who must live in deptho so terrible.      Serrefort had heard often.of   the  Bombec Tower.      He   remembered   that  when, as a   little   child, his  father  had  Write for Klondike folder and Map.  brought him to Paris, they hod shown  him this great stone bastile, one of tho  towers of. the Conciergerio springing up  from the very river's bed, and they had  spoken in hushed voices of the sufferings  of those doomed to such a prison. And  now he must learn of these things for  himself. Indeed, the lesson had begun  already when tho sunshine was left fur  above him; nnd an intolerable longing  for air and light forced him to say that  he must lose his reason If they did not  carry him up again to the day ho had  left. . And so he came to the foot of tlie  staircase, and his guards having .gone  60H10 little way down: a. narrow and  sinuous passage, one of them held a  torch aloft whllo old Baptiste. unlocked  the door .of a cell and bade tho prisoner  cuter.  "Courage," said ho, "for the love of  Heaven. It is only for a little .while, and  your daughter will be back again. You  will find a seat there���������do not quit it  until 1come to you. It is the Prison of  Sw.ords you enter,    God hep you!"  There was a quiver in the old nian.'s  voice when he spoke; but Serrefort. did  not henr. His eyes were staring horribly  Into the hole, which henceforth must be  his home. Bright as tho flare of the  torch was, its light was impotent to illumine that den wherein the sun's rays  had not entered for centuries nor any  sound been heard but the groans aud  sobs of the wrotched victims of the dungeon.  "Oh!" cried Serrefort, pitifully drawing back, "if I might die I cannot eater  ���������I cannot���������"  But old Baptiste cried again:���������  "Courage, my son, courage; she will  come back���������I shall seek,her to-day���������oh,  she has not forgotten you, be sure of It."  He spoke like u father might have  spoken to a son; and, pushing the  trembling prisoner gently forward, he  closed the door upon, him and hurried  back to the light and the life above.  Penalty enough that he should spend  moments in an abode of such horror.  Serrefort, on the other hand, took two  steps forward and then sank down upon  the mouldy straw with which the floor  of his new prison was covered. There  was no braver man in Paris, none with  a stouter heart nor more noble courage;  but the Bombec Tower was quick to  conquer him. Fear now dominated his  mind until his whole body trembled and  his very heart. seemed to stand still.  The darkness weighed upon him like a  crushing burden. The foul cell appeared  to be full of the shapes of those who had  gone before him to this agony. His  lungs were scorched by the stifling air;  the dreadful silence, he .said,..was the  silence of the tomb. Every moment he  waited to feci the touch of some creeping  thing upon his face; he crouched like a  driven animal putting out his h.and to  find the walls with his fingers. But his  flesh was cut by the blade of a knife  protruding from the stone work, and as  he drew his hand buck bleeding he remembered what Baptiste had said, that  he was then in the Prison of Swords.  Full well he knew what the words meant.  Many a time had, he heard of this infamous cell wherein the walls bristled with  knives, and the floor of which,, as tradition told, was, covered, with creeping  things and even with loathsome reptiles.  "Oh, my God," he prayed '."again,'  "have pity upon me, have pity upon me  ���������I cannot suffer it���������-I cannot!"  Maddened as many a: prisoner before  him, ho hurled himself ferociously upon  the floor and writhed there with burning brain, and hands and arms cut by  the'sharp blades which protruded from  the walls. When the fever passed, and he  lay weak and motionless upon the straw,  ho began to ask himself by what right  the bailiff inflicted these wrongs upon  him. Years had gone by since he had  sinned in striking the Cointe de Chate-  auncuf, the lord of his province, who  sought to Injure tho one being for whom  he would have given his life willingly.  Had they such'memories that they remembered the crime still? Ho could not  believe lt, but as misery grew upon him  there came back, . strong and cleiir and  life-giving, his hate of the man who had  doomed hliu to these torments. Often in  the prison abovo he had prayed that,  tho day ' might bo his when he would  meet the Comte de Chateauneuf face to  face and reckon with him for these years.  His brightest dreams were those wherein  he fancied that his enemy lay dead at  his feet, and that he, .Thcques  de   Scrre-  -fort,"had^rthe^--blood.-.dripi)lng^sjword_jot  victory in his hand. But these dreams  were sent for his punishment, since how  could he, a helpless prisoner, revenge  himself upon a man who commanded in  Paris an influence no less powerful than  his influence in Brittany. He knew that  it could not be; yet hoped the more, and  In his hope found the will to live.  It had been very early in  the morning  when they  carried   hint   to   the Buiubeo  Tower, and old Eaptistc   had   brought a  inanchet of bread* nnd   a ilask of wine to  the dungeon, so that Serrefort  could not  hope to see his jailor again   before, nixht  fell.  For the matter of that, he bad nothing to tell bim the. hour; and he l:t.v, it  seemed for days,  quife;   still   in    his cell  while tlie rats ran over   his   arms.    Tho  patter of these  animals   was   for n long'  time the only   sign   of   life   down there  below the   river's   Hood;    but   anon   lie  heard a gentle lappiiuc of water and knew  that the tide was rising.    It was good ut  tho first to think of Mother' Seine which  ran   without,   like   some   friend   of the  world he had forgotten.  He took plensiue  in calling to mind its   aspects when last  he had seen   it.    That   was   when    they  carried him over tlie   Pont   JCeuf to prison. The river had been alive with boats  then; with boats and   barges,   and   gallants going  down   to   Passy, and -merry  jesters making merry music, and   all, the  life and   brightness   of   the   great  city.  To-day, he said   grimly,   all   that world  passed within a   stone's   throw   of him;  yet his eyes were blinded to   the   sights;  his ears deaf  to   the   music; he   would  never see   that   river   again; the   world  would pass forever by   and   no cry of his  go out, no hand of pity boofTered tohiin.  And while this thought was in his mind  the lap of the waves  grew   stronger; the  aound'of swirling water began to fill the  whole cell.   He realized  quite   suddenly,  yet with a now and immeasurable dread,  that the river would rise above tho   level  , of his cell.    When   at   last a cold stream  I of water   touched   his   feet he cried out  j anew,,'thinking   that   they    .meant   to  | drown him and had brought   him to tlie  i Bombec Tower with tnat intent.  I     The water rose slowly,   lapping   about  | the feet and knees and hands of   the pri-  i soner. But he had imagined a fate which  j was not in tho minds of   those who sent  I him to the dungeon.    Twice   every   day  | the Seine washed the   floor   of-this cell,  j bringing up great   rats   in its flood, and  leaving the oozine.slime and filth   of its  waters upon the straw which   made   the  prisoner's bed.      Just   when  Jacques de  Serrefort   was   telling   himself  that t!;o  water would cover his  mouth   xiresenfcly.  s  Us flow ceased, and taught htm the devilish malignity of his captors. Wet and  cold and shivering, the wretched man  stoixl for long hours while tho stream  ebbed. Then he sank again upon his  reeking bed to nsk how he should support  another day of torture so revolting and  cruel. He could not forget that there had  been prisoners who had spent long years  in this very cell, who had become raving  madmen and yet had lived on; sport for  their jailers, but not food for death.  Serrefort swore that no such fate should  be bis; he would find another way; lie  would cast himself upon the mercy of  Heaven and end the terror before reason  robbed him of .the power.  Until this time, and he judged tfiat it  must now bo night, no sign had ueen  given that those above remembered his  existence. Though ho listened long and  called out with all his strength, he heard  no answering voice, no tread in the passage without. Ho would have welcomed  death as a gift of mercy; but, for tho  time being, he had neither; tho strength  nor tho will to compel death. Rather, he  tinned to think of old Bnptiste's promise  that he would come again; of his assurance that his daughter Irone would re  turn to Paris to bring hint the comforts  of the cells above. But tho hours wore  on and no one came, and hope ebbed  and the fever of the cell rucked his bones.  He had been known ever n3 one who hud  a clear mind, uuick, active, furseelng;  but tho darkness of the dungeon In the  Bombec already warred upon hia brain.  A drowsiness crept upon him. Nature's  medicine against his terror; ho could nob  sleep yet became almost insensible to the  horrors of the cell; he forgot where he  was; visions of his home and wife came  buck to him so that when his cell door  was opened presently and : the flare of a  torch lit.up its Inmost recesses, those  who visited him found tears running  iown his cheeks and a word of love upon  his lips.  Serrefort had thought, when he heard  the key grate in the lock, that it was old  Baptiste come "back as he had promised;  but so soon ns his eyes were awake to  the light, he looked up to see the bailiff  Hubert, tho governor of the prison; and  with him a tall gray-haired man, whose  One dress and white ruffles were strange  things to find in the Conclergerie. The  same soldiers who had conducted the  prisoner to the cell In the morning now  accompanied the governor and ranged  themselves on either side of the prisoner,  bidding him rise and salute tho bailiff.  Serrefort did so mechanically, shutting  his eyes that he might not behold the  dreadful sights which the torches disclosed. All his old spirit was broken  now; he held his head erect no more-  one day in the Bombec had made him  an.old man.  ' "Sirs," ' said lie, with a sob in his  voice, "I beg of your pity carry mo from  this place���������you see howl suffer���������oh, God  knows what my sufferings have been!"  He stood"'before', them sobbing like a  child, fearful that they would leave him  to the silence of the pit again, to the  flowing waters and the maddening darkness. At any other time,: his distress  would have been aline subject for merriment to the bailiff Hubert; but the man  was dumb in the presence of a stranger  who did not conceal his sympathy nor  hesitate to utter it. -  "Monsieur,", said this stranger presently, "you are Jacques do Serrefort, I  believe, sent to this place , now fifteen  years ago for threatening to kill thn  Count of Chateauneuf.    Is that so?"  Serrefort raised   his   head ' quickly - .'ut.  the mention of his crime.    His shouldei'H  were   squared   again;    he   stood   before  them erect and fearless   as   he had stood  before his officers in the old days.  "Monsieur," he said, "it is quite true  that I am the Jacques do Serrefort you  name. Yet' whether it were a crime or  no which sent me to: this place, I lettve  my God to judge."  "Impudent fellow," cried the bailiff.  "I will have you branded upon the face  with an iron."   -    ���������   ������������������  The stranger, who did not appear to  love the bailiff, hushed him with a gesture of his hand. ,  "Pleaso to hold your tongue, Monsieur," cried he, with an air of one accustomed to command. "I am here to interrogate the prisoner, not to listen to  your anger.  Tho bailiff bit his lip and scowled at  Serrefort. It was with difficulty that he  'turned a smiling face to the stranger at  last and said as pleasantly as possible:���������  "^iiYour^pardonj^Monsieur-^le^Comte.,.  Yet have a care, I beg of you, how yon  deal with this fellow, for he is very dangerous."  "1 will be tho judge of that myself,"  said the man addressed ns count; and  then, turning to Serrefort, he continued :���������  "Hark you, my friend, you are not to  deceive yourself with any hope that" I am  come here to servo you. If I carry you  away from tho Conciergerio to-night" it  will be tbat I may send you back when  a few hours aro passed to do as the  bailiff shall bid you. But first you must  give mo your word ns a man of honor���������  for such I know you to be, ^ Monsieur���������  that you will obey me faithfully and return here when midnight has struck. Are  we ugrecd. upon that, Jacques do Serrefort?"  Serrefort rubbed his eyes. Tho men,  the light, the voices were unreal to him.  He heard the injunction, and yet could  not gather the words together,  "Monsieur," cried he at last, "if you  Should take me out of this place be lt  only for an.hour, I will thank you from  my heart. Sou know not what a place it  is���������oh, there is no crime Which merits  such a punishment as this, Monsieur."  The Count surveyed him with pity in  his glance.  "Very well, Monsieur do Serrefort,"  cried he, after a moment, "we are agreed  upon the bargain then. You are to havo  your liberty until 12 o'clock in return  for some information you shall give mo  presently. But it is understood that you  return here at midnight and that "you  will not seek to escape those who accompany you. 1 have your word, Monsieur:-;"'  "A hundred times," replied Serrefort,  to whom the thought of an hour's liberty  wa's- dear beyond price.  The Count turned swiftly to the bailiff  Hubert.  '-'Let your prisoner be taken to my  carriage at once," said he ;'"what else is  to be done you,have learnt- already. Is it  not so?"    .       ���������'  The bailiff stammered an answer.  "Monsieur le Conite," cxclaiisied he,  "this is a serious matter���������I have''"no authority from the King���������and���������as Monsieur  knows���������" .  "Oh, ray friend!" cried the Count,  impatiently, "should any ask you upon  what authority, answer them upon tlio  authority of the Count of Saint FlorentJn  and of this ring!"  .He held up'a good signed ring���������tho  ring of Louis tho Well-Beloved, King of  France.    That was  a talisman powerful  even lo conquer ihe bai liff, who drew  back with a little cry when the Count  spoke, and now made hate to offer his  apologies.  "Sir,"   cried   he,   "had I known thr.t  you came upon   the   King's   business, it .  would bave been different.    Hold mo not  to blame in that 1   remember   my duty,  and the security of those entrusted���������"  "Oh, Monsieur," -eald the Count,  whose impatience.now amounted almost  to anger, "if you would remember that  I wait, I would even forget all your '  stupidities. Lead i the way, sir, and let  us hear less of your pestilent tongue."  The bailiff, .astounded at the rebuke  and snarling with temper, commanded  tho guards to lead out the prisoner. Serrefort, who said still that this must be a  vision of his sleep, followed the soldier.;  with trembling steps. : Never tn all his  life had ho known so sweet a moment as  that which carried him from the foul  depths of tho Bombec Tower to the  world above and the gentle breezes of the  night. Had it not neon ever in his mind  that he must return to his abedo of  suffering when a few hoars had pnsaoi,  he would have said that -Heaven had  been too good to Mm and that he was  not worthy of such happiness. , But the  shadow of the dungeon lay upon him  like the shadow of the living death. He  thought still to hear the dreadful hipping  of the water, still to feel the: touch of  tho creeping tilings, still to be entombed  in the very bowels of the earth with nil  the weight of that mighty stone crushing him down. He saw all things about  bim, the figures of the men, the torohes  aud lanterns of the guards, the open  square before the-.-.'Halls- ot Justice, of  which his 'prison'was a part, and he said  that they: wen: phantoms .of. hia burning  brain. Nor was it different when the  Count of St. l'ioientin bade.him enter a  coach drawn up. at the gates and they  drove him quickly across the Pont JJeuf  and to the heart of the city which he  had not seen for fifteen long years. He  was like a m.ih walking in- his sleep.  The hum of Paris, it wake to the pleasures of the night tlie merry cries from  the boatmen upon the-river, the crowds  in the streets, the flickering lamps, the  great buildings���������here was the world for  which ho had longed; but it meant  nothing to him now. "At midnight,"  he said,.always, "at midnight,they will  carry me to tho Bombec again���������oh, God  havo mercy upon ine!",  I  PART II.  The Count of Saint Floreutiii, meanwhile sat back in his carriage, and surveyed the prisoner with curious eyes.  He was asking himself a remarkable-  question and was busy in speculation as  to the answer. And tho Count's question  was this���������would Jacques de Serrefort return to his cell a miserable or a contented  man? "The King," said, he to himself,  "lias wagered pretty Corinne do Mon-  tesson a thousand gold pieces and this  man's liberty that she will not send  Jacques do Serrefort back to the Cqii-  ciergerie willingly. She is to have him  in her house until the clock strikes 19.  If then, he confesses himself content to  go back to his cell, Corinne wins the  wager. Oh, it is a pretty question���������yet.  I make sure, sho has lost it already. For  whoever saw a fellow so gloomy. St.  Denis! the man is at death's door now."  The Count, who was then one of the  most powerful men, in Paris, did not  ^usually ..concern himself'much about the  :sufferings' of rogues in the Conclergerie,  but somotJuiiK j,i the face of Jacques do  Merrefort appealed no , j,js v\ty; and beyond that, he was, like all the world In  love with Corinne do Moote������non,,who  owned the great Hotel BeautrellJia,'' >f���������  began to hope (hat alie would win Jior  wager; though, for the life of hiiu, he  had no idea as to the way sho would But  about It. He, at any rate, had performed  his part faithfully; and when anon, the  coach drewLup lief ore the gates of Cor-  inne's house.he.bad become as much in-  ' forested'' in the strange experience as  though bis own money had been ventured  upon ifc.  The gates of the Hotel Bcautreillis  were-open when 'tho coach rolled up.  Many lights shone from tho windows of  tlie great house, and it was plain that  Serrefort bad been expected. No sooner  did tho .coachman rein in the horses  than the lacqueys came running from tho  house to greet the Count and to help tho  prisoner..   Serrefort,   accustomed   to the  ^gJomiLan^sjlj^WLPJLtJuiJ^  blinded by the briiliancv of all he saw;  deafened by the clamor and the cries of,  the many servants. Indeed, he stood for  a spell gazing about him wildly, pitifully; and would have remained so had  it not been for a lacquey who touched  him upon tbe arm and bade liim follow.  And so he passed from ihe open courtyard to a pavilion of tlie house just as a  clock vin one of the turrets chimed the  hour of f).- The bell reminded him that  he had three 'hours of liberty before him;  three hours when he might live iu tho  world and hear men's voiees and forgot  the cell���������if that were possible. Bnt the  promise only u-.lilcd to lus gloom.' "They  torture me with a little liberty," bo  said, "tii make my punishment more  cruel." Nor could' he imagine what  strango mystery had brought him to the  house All the events of that wonderful  night had put a spell upon his mind. He  was like a child obeying his master In  awe mid wonder,  13ut, tbey hud conducted him to a room  in the licuss by this time; a cabinet with  painted frieze, and thick carpets, and  gilded chaus, and many .tapers shedding  a soft light He opened bis eves, when he  saw the richness- of the apartment; and  was the more surprised when two or  three servants tame up and began to busy  themselves with his ragged clothes.  "Monsieur," said one of tho fellows,  bowing with great deference, "will you  bo pleased to dress now'/ Mademoiselle  waits and will sup directly."  "To dress?" cried Serrefort wonderiugly. "Where am I, then, ami whose house  Is this that I should ho carried here?"  'Oh, sir," said the man, surprised that  such a question should-be put, "you aro  in the house of Mademoiselle Corinne de  Montesson, and be sure that sho wishes  well to you. Indeed, you are lucky to  havo found such a friend, Monsieur."  "A    friend���������to " me���������" gasped Serrefort   "how, then, is that? You jest, sir."  The lacquey did nbc heed the question.  Bather, he made haste to take Serrefort's  coat from bim and to bring him water  for his hands. When this was done he  spread out an uniform upon the couch  and invited his mistress' guest to put it  on.  "Monsieur,"   said   he,   "my   mistress  thinks that you   would   wish   to'appear  here to-night in the   uniform of your old  regiment.    It is all laid out there   aud I  | beg you to hasten, for they   will  sup bo-  i fore tho clock strikes."  I     He indicated the articles one by one as  lie spoko, the coat of   bright   blue   with  ihe gold   facings,  -the braus.helmet;   the THE MINER, NELSON   6. &, SATURDAY, APRIL g, 1898.  I  nigh boots, the cunningly wrought  pwor.i. Serrefort gave a little cry of do-  ligiit and hesitated no longer. His weary  brain, thinking ever" of the Bombec, forgot its task for a moment and carried  hiiii back swiftly to the years when there  li.td been no liner horseman, no more  ii:..-hinpf trooper in all France than Jacques de Serrefort. They said afterward  that hi* hands trembled, that there were  u-ars In his eyes when he stood before  ihe loug glass and buckled the sword to  his bolt. It wus pitiful to see his snowy  white hair straggling beneath tho rim of  the great brass helmet, to watch the  ojfort it east hi tn to square his shoulders  and walk as he had walked in the years  long ago. But courage came with the  memories, and erect, proud, almost de-  Man t, he turned to those who served him  and declared that ho was ready,  "Tell your mistress." said he, "that  Jacques do Serrefort awaits hor command."  The lacquey bowed and bade him, for  the tweond time, to follow. Had it boon  any other who had thrown off the veteran  to ane the young man, tho fellow would  havo laughed aloud; but there was a  l.ght in Serrefort'ti eyes, a boldness in  hia carriage before which many a man  would have quailed. The lacquey said to  himself that here was a true soldier, and  there was a certain pride in his voice  when he threw open the doors of a vast  salon and announced:���������  "Monsieur Jacques do Serrefort."  The great room in which Serrefort now  found himself was magnificently lightei,  hundreds of tapers burning brightly in  chandeliers and candelabra of Venetian  work. Though the door of it wus of  wood, none the less were the boards  polished and waxed until they shone like  glass; while the walls were hid by paintings of colossal 6ize and ull the ceilings  waa a blaze of mosaic. So vast was tlie  place that Serrefort remained at the door,  silent In awe and wonder; but when he  bad rested an instant, he heard a sweet  young voice greeting him, and looking  up, he beheld Mademoiselle Corinne herself. She was standing by a great armchair, set up like a throne at the other  end of the chamber; a pretty figure  superbly dressed and surrounded by  fifteen men and women whose flue  clothes and graceful- manners were in  keeping with the magnificence of the  apartment.  '.'Monsieur," she said, holding out  both her hands, "I welcome you with  all my heart to this house. These are my  friends���������the Duke de Richelieu, the Due  de Cnsse-Brlssac, the Comte de Vjiu-  dreulll, the Duchess de LauzaD,the Coni-  tessa d'Egmont���������oh, make haste to know  them all, for they will be your friends  presently."   -  Serrefort was stupefied. He stood  motionless, staring at the gorgeous  dresses, the gold, the silver, the diamonds of the company. Though his liberty had been offered him for a word of  thanks, he could not have uttered it.  Minutes, indeed, passed before emotion  conquered him, and he turned away  with a sob in his voice.  "Oh," cried he, "It's a dream���������a  dream! I shall awake presently to the  darkness and the silence���������God help me!"  That was a cry wrought of long years  of misery. It stilled the company to a  hush of deep sympathy. As for the mistress of the house, there wero tears in  her eyes when she advanced swiftly to  the old soldier's side and took his hand  in hers.  "Monsieur," she said In ������ low jvoloe,  "have courage, j be* of you.   I am your  friend���������yon *,u truat n,e- ^ere you not  one at' CoMe'e legion? Remember that,  and forget all else."  She raised ber pretty blue eyes to his  in encouragement, and spoke so tenderly  that a memory of his daughter's voice  came back to him. But chiefly he thought  of this���������that he had been one of Conde's  legion, and that he wore the beloved uniform again,now.at the eventide of his life.  "Mademoiselle," said he proudly. "I  remember naught but your kindness���������do  with mo what you will."  His voice wns strong now, and he  faced the company unflinchingly. They  in turn, anxious only that he should forget, began to speak of trivial things;  and one of them, a fine fellow who was  addressed as Benolt, came to Serrefort's  side and talked to him of the old days In  Germany, of the wars which had been  his glory, and the triumphs ho had won.  So WeU^did^the^ybung^malf^contrlve  things that when supper was ready and  the company passed into a neighboring  cabinet, a pretty little room fit for the  King, the prisoner hod forgotten the  Bombec, even the Conniergerie and ull  that he had suffered there.  There were sixteen guests at the table,  Serrefort being placed upon the right  hand of the hostess while the old Due de  Itichelleii sat opposite to him and Benoit  upon his left hand. It was a long meal,  exquisitely served and offering those rare  und dainty dishes in which the cooks of  the eighteenth century excelled. Two  Koups, a blsquo of pigeon and cock's  combs, a side soup of hashed capon, a  quarter of veal, a patrldge pio, a grilled  turkey, salads, creams, rissoles belgnets  ���������the dishes were multiplied in an  abundnncy which was to lie found nowhere at that time but in the house of  t he French nobles. Serrefort discovered  Ht first that he had little relish for the  delicacies; his palate had been hardened  by years of coarse food and sour wine;  but when he had drunk some champagne  from a foaming goblet and had tasted a  dish of capon, his old love for good  things came back to him and he set to  work to sup as heartily as the others.  As for his pretty hostess, she babbled  away incessantly, telling him all the  news of Paris; all the jests, the humors,  the Intrigues just as though he were a  free man like the rest of them, and not a  prisoner enjoying a terrible furlough.  For the matter of that, he began himself  to forget his condition; he ceased to ask  after awhile, why am I brought here;  he said, that some trick of sleep cheated  him���������but the sleep was very sweet and  he would enjoy it. Nor would he let  himself willingly remember that when  1:2 o'clock struck he must set off to his  prison again. The oasis in his life was  too dear; heaven had taken pity upon  him, ho thought, and here was the answer to his prayer.  In this spirit, he began to talk and by  and by, adding to the anecdotes and the  jests. He spoke of his old deeds with the  army; of the duels he had fought and:  the Intrigues he had known. When at  last supper was done, and the guests  went-out to enjoy tho night air in the  beautiful gardens, he accompanied young  Benoit readily, and found himself almost  in a merry mood. For the garden was  ire.di and sweet at that hour; it was  good to tread the soft grass; to pace the  white moonlit paths; to smell the strong  odors of the plants. No memory of a prison came to mar that hour. Ho was old  Jacques de Serrefort again, the pride of  his regiment.  This fergot-fulness endured, it might  htiva been, for tho half of nn hour.  Young Benoit had brought him by this  time to a little grove where an arbor  stood and old trees rich in leaf; a. flowery  dell hidden away from tho world like a  pool in a forest. Here they walked  .while, earnest in merry talk; but of a  sudden, Serrefort stood quite still, his  face paled, his hand trembled. A clock  in a church nearby was striking the hour.  The wretched man counted tho bells as  one doomed to death may' count them  upon the morning of his execution.  "Kleven o'clock," ho exclaimed at last  !n ti hoarse voice; "you heard it strike,  Monsieur?"  "Certainly," answered the young man,  "it is 11 o'clock as you say, Monsieur do  Serrefort. An hour yet to midnight���������  when wo lose you, I fear. I am sure that  you will retnoiubei' us all the same���������as  we shall remember you In our affection."  Serrefort did not heed him. His faco  was set, his shoulders stooped again.  "Mon Dicu," he cried, "1 cannot go  back���������I cannot!"  Benoit, whoso heart was cut by his  piteous cry, pretended not to hear it; but  turning quickly to the old soldier, he  said:���������  "Monsieur, when our friend, the  Comte do Saint Florentin, brought you  here to-night, ho told you that my mistress counted upon you for certain Information. I am sure you will servo her  ko far as may be possible. As the time  presses, let us talk of it without, delay."  Serrefort answered with an inclination  of the head. His thoughts wero set upon  the dungeon below the river. The garden,  tho houso, tho fine people���������ho had forgotten them all again in his overwhelming dread of the cell. Benoit observed  his abstration but continued nevertheless :���������  "Since you aro willing, Monsieur do  Serrefort, permit me to present to you  one whose acquaintance yon made in  Brittany many years ago,- a man who  desires "exceedingly to speak with you  and who is coming here to-night for that  purpose?"  Serrefort bowed again. "Sir," said he,  "your mistress' wish is my wish. I knew  many in the old days at Brittany, .many  whom 1 would well speak of though.  Heaven is my witness, I shall never see  thorn agaiu."  "I understand that, Monsieur de Serrefort," cried Benoit, ' but the man in  whom we aro interested should even now  be in this garden. 1 will go and seek  him if ��������� vou ure content to rest here  awhile."  Serrefort assented indifferently. He  heard the other's words with difficulty;  followed his argument at hazard; had  no mind to reason the proposition. Tho  cool night air, the gentle rustling trees,  the s'elusion of the garden, brought back  to his memory the years when he had  known the peace of a haven like this in  his own fair home at Brittany. He re*  membcred that the sin of one man had  driven him forth from that home to endure the living death of the prison.  Never had his hate of the Comte de  Chateauneuf, the man who had sent him  to the Conclergerie, waxed so strong its  it did in that Instant. There was a fever  in his blood at the thought of the name.  "Ciel." he.murmured, "if I might meet  him face to face before I die."  It wis an angry exclamation; his hand  was hot upon the hilt of his sword while  the Impulse of vehgeivnee maddened him.  He uttered tho name of Monsieur de  Chateauneuf again and again as he paced  the path \yitli unresting steps. . When he  stopped at last, a great ery frothed upon  his lips, the strength of ton men lllled  his velm, ha knew that, his prayer had  been answered. For Monsieur de Chateauneuf stood-before him in the grove���������  and the two were face to face at the hour  of reckoning.  The Count stood b*fore him-������a man in  the prime of life,   dressed as the fashion  of the hour dictated in a' suit   of  violet  silk slashed with gold   and  embroidered  with precious stones.    A   sword,   whose  hilt sparkled with diamonds, hung at his  side; there were diamond   buckles   upon  his,shoes; diamond pins glittering in his  snow-white rattles.    But the easy, placid  smile,   which   usually   characterized his  handsome face, lighted it no longer.   He  stood before Serrefort with terror shining  in his  eyes,   with   quaking   knees   and  beating heart.    Ten <> minutes before that  supreme   moment,   lie   had   entered the  -Hotel Beau traillis^-thinking   that-little  Corinne had some favor  to   grant   him.  They had conducted   him   to the garden  upon that excuse, und young Benoit had  met him and brought him to the   grove.  But Benoit was at   his   side   no longer.  Mysteriously, silently, he and   the  other  guests had.withdrawn from tho   garden.  The two men, he who had sinned and he  who had suffered, stood   face  to  face in  the deserted glade.    And   both of   them  knew that this was an hour   momentous  beyond any they had lived.  The Count was the first to speak. He  had suppressed a cry lit the moment  when first his eyes encountered those of  his victim; but now, after it was plain  to him that Serrefort was mad and exultant at1 the meeting, he turned round,  thinking his guide was still at his heels,  and exclaimed:���������  "Monsieur, what liberty'is this?"  But no one answered him. Benoit hud  vanished. It seemed to the Count that  the silence of death wus in the place.  Ho had the impulse to iloo the garden; a  stupefying fear paralyzed his limbs,  choked his' voice; the sweat of death  seemed already to gather upon his foro-  lituul. Since tho day when a-word of bis  had sent .'Jacques do Serrefort to the  Conciergerio, he had forgotten the very  fact that his vietim lived. Now, however, it was as though a dead man had  conic out of his graye to demand reckon  ing. As for Serrefort,', the ferocity of a  'wild b-.'ast was xipon 'him. Anger, joy,  lust for vengeance, gave incoherency to  his words. The sword with which Corinne de Mor.tessoii had armed bim -flashed  already at the Count's throat. Age, dsj-  bility, long years of suffering, wero powerless to mar that strength of hate ai������d  of victory. Never in his day of youth and  skill-did"the trooper of Conde's legion  stand up with such confidence. The ring  of triumph was already-in his voice; his  hand was the hand of a man who knows  no mercy.  "Monsieur the Count of Chateauneuf,"  .he", cried-with terrible deliberation, "God  .surely has sent you here that I may kill  you. Draw Monsieur���������for your hour has  some. '"*���������������,.  The Count reeled hack crying with all  his voice for help. The cry moved his  antagonist to a peal of mocking laughter.  ���������"Ha," cried he, "you would run like  a lacquey, Monsieur le Comte; you who  hate boasted of your skill in every saloa  of Paris���������shame oa you! Must I call for  a whip to beat you like a dotr. Draw. I  beg of you for my patience is worn. Oh,  Monsieur, I have waited fifteen long  years for this hour. I swear that all  Paris shall not save yon now."  He pressed upon the doomed man  with a new ferocity, adding blows of his  sword to the stinging ��������� taunts of invitation. Chateauneuf, who saw that he had  fallen into,,:, trap, hesitated no longer.  but drew his sword and 'sprang to the  engagement. And at this, Stervofort cried  out again, and then, clenching his teeth,  began to fight with the cunning and tho  resolution of a nuiitro d'armes. The  night, the garden, tho mystery, the prison���������all were gone from his thoughts.  He saw bub one object, the pale face of  tho man who had sent him fifteen years  ago from the happiness of his homo to  the grave of tho Conclergerie. Hate gave  him skill which had never been his even  in the best hour of tho old time. And to  the strength of hate was added tho terror  and tho confusion and tho conscience of  Monsieur de Chateauneuf. The Count,  Indeed, had death at his heart from tho  llrsb. He fought with a trembling hand,  with quaking limbs. There was over  dinning in his ears the cry, "This is the  justice of God." Ho knew that he was  to die, there in tho silence of the garden;  knew that tho sun would never shino  for him again.  Twice round the grovo the men fought;  Serrefort playing with the other like a  beast with, its prey. Though the ring of  swords made strange music of the night,  though the sharp cries and the licrce  stamping of the two were to be heard  even in the street without, the men remained alone. No witness of the deed  was to be found in all the great house;  the silence of desolation was upon it;  little Corinne and her guests had vanished in the darkness. When, at last, the  Count had raised his voice again to call  out that he was the victim of an assassin,  Serrefort answered with a yell of derision.  "Monsieurlo Comte," said he, "ask  help of Heaven and not of men, for that  shall be your last cry. Ha! you havo a  cunning hand, Monsieur, but it cannot  stand the burden of your sin. Shall I tell  thorn that I fought with a lacquey?  Never let it be said." -  Goaded to madness at the taunt, the  Count of Chateauneuf permitted his  anger, to master him. He disengaged with  the skill and quickness of an old swordsman, and made a lungo In quarter; but  his foot failed him in the heat of the  feint and before he could regain his position the sword of Serrefort was running  through his heart.  "Assassin," he gasped���������.but the word  was choked upon his lips. For an instant, he stood quite still with the sword  cutting his flesh; then, turning sharply  upon his heel, he fell headlong and lay  face downward upon the grass.  But Serrefort, withdrawing his sword  and going quickly into the lighter place  of the garden, stood with the moonlight  falling upon Jiis face and'tears glistening  in his eyes. It seemed to him that some  mighty miracle was wrought in that  hour, for of a sudden men and women,  and lacqueys with lanterns, r came running but of the house, and that which  had beeu a scene of desolation was new  a glittering picture of life.  Nevertheless had he no care for a  pageant so strange, but standing like  one in a trance, he raised his eyes to  heaven and exclaimed:���������  "My God, I thank Thee -'for .this night,  for surely my prison shall be a prison to  mo no more. Nay, Lord, I go gladly  since Thou hast given me his life;"  And so,   crying,   he   fell   in a swoon,  and they carried him into the houso.  *     '*.'.*.'      * *      ������������������*���������������������������  When Jacques de Serrefort came to his  senses again he was lying uponu couch  in a little pavilion of the Hotel Beaii-  treillls, and his daughter Irene had her  arms about him.  "Dear father," she said, "turn net  away from me. It is your daughter���������  Irene���������who speaks, she whom you loved  in the long ago."  Serrefort looked at her with a loving  regard. Then taking her hand as hVustffl  to do in the old days in Brittany, he exclaimed:��������� ..-''_  "Little one", you will never leave me  more?"  "Oh, never," she exclaimed, covering  his hands and face with kisses, "dear  father, the King, who learnt all to-night  has pardoned you. 7 It is Mademoiselle  Coriune's work���������she who owns this  house and has taken pity upon us. ��������� We  are to go to, Brittany to-morrow, for she  has the King's promise. I will never  leave you more, beloved father."  ^^.But-Serrefort^closed-^his^eyes.again^J  The great clock of Notre llame was  striking 12 and all the phantoms of the  Bombec came winging Into the loom, to  torture him with a memory of that which  might have been. When the hour was  struck, he raised'himself upon his couch,  und kissed his daughter.  ��������� 'Little one," said he, "our God is  good���������let us go and thank your mistress."  THE END.  ������������������ .  Education'* Kajiltl Growth.  "Books, slyty -years- ago, were few in  comparison with now," writes Williarii  George Jordan In an article, "What Victoria Has Seen," in the Ladies'Home  Journal. "The public libraries of the  United States,'ull put together, had only  half a million volumes in 1837." This is  less than the Boston Public Library contains to-day. Threo of our American  libraries have together more books than  were In all tho public libraries of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales when  Victoria ascended tho throne. Ignorance  was general. Forty per cent, of the men  and sixty-flve per cent, of tho women of  Great Britain could not write their own  names when Victoria became their  Queen. The National education system  was but three years old; its money  grants amounted to only $300,000. Uncle  Sam now spends 1140,000,000 a year ?or  teachers and superintendents of our  public'schools."  Jenny Lind't La������t Public Appearance.  "The last time Jenny Lind sang {n  public was on July S3, 1883, in the Spa,  Malvern Hills, England." writes Mrs.  Raymond Maude, daugher of the '^Swedish Nightingale," in the Ladies' Home  Journal. "The concert was in aid of the  Railway Servants' Benevolent Fund,  and indeed was a red-letter day to the  country folk who came from all the country round with the modest eigh teen-  pence which secured them standing-  'room. On one of my walks, during the  last sad week I helped to nurse her, 1  found an old woman in a remote cottage  who eagerly asked for tho 'pood lady  who was so ill up there.' Upon finding  who I was she assured me that it would  have been worth even more stinting had  a further walk to havo had such a treat  in her old age as thut singing."  A large syndicate has been formed- ic  London to buy'up all tho poultry coin^s?  Into tho market, in anticipation of an  enormous demand during Jubilee week.  The birds are being kept in-cold storage.  A--COOK'S MISTAKE.  We wero all waiting for dinner, sitting  about the camp on our boot hoals, every  man in his slicker, and the cook was  angry. It had rained for four days. The  camp was on the open .plain, away from  timber, and wet cow chips are mighty  poor fuel; also the acrid smoke arising  from them is an unequaled tear indue, r.  Under the wagon was a rawhide sling in  which the cook kept a store of dry brush  for kindling fires. Damp chips gathered  up about camp were piled on and so,m  made a smudge which was excellent and  effective to keep away flies and mosqi.i-  toes, but which was several hundred per  cent, inferior to a modern range for cooking purposes.  Out of tho column of sinoko canie the  cook, with a pot of hot coffee in each  hand and tears brimming in his eyes.  "This is tho last hot meal you got until we move camp," ho announced emphatically, setting down one coffee pot  and wiping his eyes as he passed arouud,  filling our tin cups.  "Cookie is crying for the sins he's had  uo chance to commit," said Scotty confidentially, and received a few drops of  boiling coffee on the thumb which held  his cup.  Scotty is not a philosopher, und he  swore, but not at the cook. The cook is  a philosopher and beats with equanimity  whatever the fates bring him in the way  of wood or weather, and he minds tiie  guying of the men no more than he  minds the odor of his slicker, which gets  a fresh coat of llsh oil   every heavy rain.  Yet the cook was wrathy. Wo could  smell it in the smoke and taste it in the  coffee, and���������unfailing sign���������ha had removed his leather cartridge belt and holster. Cookie supported his trousers with  an extra largo belt, always full of ammunition. He had never been known to  fire his gun, even at a jack rabbit, but  occasionally would take it from the holster and ask the foreman to keep it for a  day, saying, "I'm mad." When, therefore, it was seen that he had not only  romoved the pistol, but the cartridge  belt also, trusting in Providence to held  up his trousers, we felt that a crisis had  come.  A philosopher who is also a cook is  such a valued adjunct to a cow outfit  that we were all attention when, after  we were served with coffee and sour  dough bread, Cookie said briefly, address  ing himself to the foreman, "Meor Mlite  Tussler has got to quit."  " What's the matter. Bill?" asked the  foreman.  "Well, it's this way." he replied,  speaking slowly. "Mike knows as well  as anybody that the b'ya can swear at  each other, but they can't swear at the  cook, 'that's tho rule everywhere. Nobody but the foreman can swear at me.  Well, this morning when the horse baud  was driv' in, the b'ys put up the ropes  to a wagon wheel to hold 'em, and I took  one rope, liko I always do. It was wet  and slippery, and when everybody else  had caught a boss Mike went in to rope  his buckskin,and they all surged my way  ag'in the rope and pulled it through my  hands, and Mike swore at me."  "Yes," added Mike, "and the whole  bunch got out, so I had to ride an old,  lame plug all day."  "I guess you two can settle that little  matter for yourselves," said the foreman  "That's all right,'' said5Cookie. "I'm  a-going to lick him after dinner, but one  of us has got to quit."  "Oh, well," said the foreman, "you  are both good men. I won't choose be  tween you. Just flip a copper." Mike sat  back, an indifferent spectator, while the  cook found a coin and tossed It up. "Best  two in three," satd he and announced  himself the loser. He asked for his wages  and received an order on tho company  for the amount due him.  "If you get out of a job," said the  foreman gravely, shaking hands with  Bill, "come back to us." "  "Oh, I ain't mad at you," said the  cook, "and I hato to quit, but nobody  but tua���������foreman can sweur at me. It  ain't right.  "Now, Mike, are you ready?" lie  asked, taking off his slicker.  "You better be going before you fight,'  suggested Mike, who was filling his pipe,  "You'll get farther."  "Hold on, boys. I want to make a  book on this event, "= interposed Scotty.  =And~tho "cook^-put -���������on -^hls -sliekcrand  waited while Scotty booked bets enough  to bankrupt himself. Then Mike gave me  his pipe to keep alight and sailed in.  Unfortunately no ex-Senator from Kansas was present to", report this contest.  There was some vigorous infighting, tho  men clinched and went down together.  They rolled over a tew times in the lush,  wet grass, and then one of them got up.  It was Mike. He resumed his pipe,-  mounted his horse and went out to the  herd. The other men went about their  several duties. Tho foreman staid in camp.  Presently the falling rain revived tlie  fallen cook. He sat up, then rose slowly,  mid going to the mess box took out his  belt and pistol and put them on. He  then approached the foreman and asked:���������  " Do you want to lilro a good : cook,  with all the nonsense knocked out of  him?" .       ������ ���������  "I do," replied the foreman. ?  "I'm your man," said Bill. "I made a  mistake."  A stew of brains and marrow was the  cook's chef d'oenvre. It was served only  when ho was in a buoyant mood. We had  it that night for supper.���������G. B. Dunham  in San Francisco Argonaut.  A Small Mouth.  The. popular belief that a small mouth  is a mark of refinement, says a celebrated  anatomist, is proved by scienc3 to lie  well founded.  The width-of the mouth really depends  on the distance apart of the canine, or  eye, teeth. These are placed just at tho  corners of the mouth, as far from each  other as possible, so as to enable the  owner to take a good big bite out of his  prey. Of course, since we began to use  knives and forks they are almost useless  to us, and the more civilized we are  getting the nearer together they are com-'  ing. A small mouth, therefore, means a  closer setting of ,, the canine teeth; and  this, in turn, m'eans a further distance  between the possessor and those savage  forefathers of his who ate their meat as  we eat'.celery.  It is rather ai; good tip, consequently, -  if you want to look refined, to utilize  your spare moments saying "Stewed  prunes."  Vmulpirtllc Troubles.  .."Miss Tippytoes lost her engagement  as'Ophelia."  "What was the matter?"  ".She forgot herself and did her turkey  trot iu the middle of the drowning act."  A silver.coin   is   usually   in currency  for 27 years.  nsramscosr  Planing Mill I  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  CVlAHANTEEP.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  8  The  Pelton Water Motor  Is so superior to all others a* regard* strength ,  durability, economy of water, in fact, in all that ���������  conKiitutm a High Class Watch Motor, as to '  admit of no comparison, adapted to every variety ;  of service and made of Bir.cn varying iron th*  fraction of one to 100 horsepower, I  Hercni vcientiflc tests made at the Michigan  univer.-ity in connection with several other motor* ���������  claimed to be tho best on the market, showed 45 j  percent higher efficiency in favor of the Pelton.  whll<- the rrliitivo cost per H. P. to buv wm only  one-third to one-halt that of others. Water com-  panicti dcHirlng lo make Ihe most of their water  supply fihould discriminate In favor of the Pelton  Ono of these motors is now running prase* of  Tub Miner, where it may he teen la operation.  Write for circulars.  The Pelton Water Wheel Co.  121-123 Main St.  San Francisco, Cal.  INCORPOBATBD  1670.  rpw-ni  Hudson's Bay Company  FORT GARRY   MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Qur Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in. Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  NELSON, B.C.  BAKER S r REE  rhos. Dium % Go., L'dr  DEALERS IN  mm, mwm mm-MMii  BIB AMI KUWT IRON.        MI*W THM,        1MB W WW BfWU  *mt:KM'anovF.u. him mrn. hash** bwva,  ������%X\nnti Flla* 4XJ������ CAT*.  ... QU|CK8!LVER���������������  Wnte for Quotation*. Gable Addres*, "Ponn." -  (���������33) ���������v-^qsrooxj"V"33^ qp. p.  OVER SEVENTY  YEARS'   ESTABLISHED  REPUTATION.  HEAVE'S FIQI  IN   W&. PATENT  AIR-TIGHT TIN*.  EXTENSIVELY USED ON THE MINING CAMPS OF AUSTRALIA  ____^_ ���������*n* inSOUTH AFWCAv  A L������r&re Amount of Nourishment in a Portable Form.  CUIUU KEEP Jno>finitety,  flot Affected by pomp.  "Contains all the elements of food in an  easily digested  form."���������Dr. Gordon Stables, M.D., R.N.  " This Food may be used with advantage by persons of all  ages?���������Sik Chas. A. Cameron, M.D.  JOSIAH R- HEAYE.-* 00., HiniiUctEirers, FORDINGBBIDGE,  A FULL UNE OF  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  Just received at the  POST OFFICE CIGAR STORE,    ���������   S. J. MIGHT0N  COOL REFRESHING MM5  WV-ZV^ 4-f -A-NEL80N  SODA WATER  FACTORY-*-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters. Orders delivered promptly.  .623 :-���������-P.   O.   BOX  88     -  Fred J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc/  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  S25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. ������  NELSON,  B.C. 1/  THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. APRIL 9, 1898.  HONING   TRANSFERS.  Where no const iention Is mined in transfers  tho nominal sun of tl in to be understood.  NrlMB.  April i-_    ��������� "  i>     Vollie���������DMcEachren to Hector HcPherson  ������nd Mrs. Kdlth Mnirjr Ingram.  Domingo-- J li Baxter to W Y CUrke. i.  April A��������� ; '  Kvenlng Star-C Dundee to Charles Dundeo,  *���������  April J-   u  Lit U������ Giant-George Lfcotbody to J W Boas,  I. and Daniel Donald, J, ilk  Smuggler, U. 8.-N K Franklin to Charles  WGreenlee.*. 95,000,  Dumss-OUbert Pollcnt to Eugene Croteau.  April ���������-  .   Florenetf���������Angus N. MoAulay to Kred Adle.  Little Blue Grouse -W   Sharp* to   Ralph  White.  Boston-Harry Lasuley to W II Hutchinson,*.  Phlegetra-Frank La'ioy to W H Hutchinson.  NEW  LOCATIONS.  \April 1-    . . .    .  v 8tar-A Anderson and K Llnd, 2| mllon south  rf Vmlr, adj. East Unk, formerly Klina.  iprll i-  Rounu Hill-J A Turner, 6 miles west of Nelson, on divide bet weon Eagle and Sandy creeks,  ���������������uth atmwion, of Gold Eagle.  Kanfrao ���������K. P lame,   on  Lower Arrow  lake, 1 miles from Deer Park, formerly Great  < Mogul.  April &-  8u������w*torm-G. Doyle, 9 miles west of Nelson,  1 mle south of Kootenay river.  The Surprise���������F. G. Hamblio, 2 miles north  Of Veer Hark, adj. Lucky Jfm.  , -  ���������xtnt PrerlMeUl CoMpaalca.  (liIOHtBXS)  The Bocedown Silver Miniog' Com-  pmy, Ld. Capital, ������3,000 in ������20 shares.  Bead offlce io England. William Tay-  Icr, Viotoria, attorney.  ,, The B. 0. Exploration Syndicate, Ld.  Capital, ������26,000 in ������1 sbares. Head  office in England. Leo Alexander Soow-  den, Kaalo, attorney.  Mining   News.  - Better and larger qoAntitieaot ore are  being found in tbe lower working ot tbe  Payne mine.  Geo. L. Bobioson, aeoretary of the  Bright Prospects Mining company visited  tbe Bepdblie camp thia week.  Tbe abaft on the Qold Cup mine: in  tbe Yuir district ia down 41 feet and the  ledge ia widening witb deptb.  A miner named Kelly wbo bad been  working at tbe Noble fin, died of pnen*  mania at tbe Balmoral botel, Sandon,  laatwtek.      ���������  (The Eiterpnae mine baa 600 tone of  > ore at itt landing oo Sloean lake ready  for abipinaot wnd >��������� working ������foroe of 80  men.  A foroe of men waa pat to work tbie.  week on the Mollie Hughe* Tbe development to far shows ��������� ledge of bigb  grade ore.  A Urge force of men will be pat to  1 work on tbe Porto Riao mine near Ymir  |aa aoon aa tbe anow goea off the moon-  Itaioa. . .  E. Petera and Sam Qibaon wbo ere at  [prevent doing aaaeeemttot work on tbe  Birthdty elaiiM on Hound moantain bare  [itnwk t Une ledge of ore.  Returns bate been reoeired from Ta-  [ooma of the la������t ear of conoaotratei aent  [oat by the Fern mine, ebowiog the game  i ooDtaio $60.78 per ton in-gojdr^^���������  has been sold to the Montreal k Red  Monntaiu Gold Fields company, limited.  The sum of 910,000 has. been provided  for the development of the property and  the work is to be cat ried on in an energetic manner.  The Brooklyn mine in tho Boundary  creek district bas been sold by Joseph  Taylor;: and. Marcus Oppenbeimer for  150,000. 85000 was paid in cash aud. the  second payment of 10 per cent was made  this week. The cliiim which has an  immense body of ore was located about  four years ago by Joseph Taylor, who  waa one of the locators the Bonanza.  ANOTHER LB SOI DIVIDEND.  Abo������t April 16th the force of men on  the SIoobq ater mine will be largely in-  |ereaaed and tbe large quantity of ore tbat  baa been blocked oot will be mined.  A forooot men will be put to work on  |tbe Royal Oak group, owned by Nelson  irtiea, adjoining the Ymir mine, aa aoon  the anow goea off. 0  The main abaft oq, tbe B. C. mine in  [tbe Summit camp iadown to tbe 150 foot  he?el aod eroaaootting baa began at tbat  [point.  The eoraer atone ot the laboratory and  [aaaay department of tbe Roeeberry  [ aamplet waa laid laat week and tbe town  lie laid to be on tbe eve ot a boom.  The moat recent dividend declared in  [London from Kootway minea ia tbat of  [tbe Both minea, limited, wbiob will pay  |8 shillings per abare and carry forward  [eft ADD oat of ��������� profit of ������21,000.  The Alt Gold Mining company whioh  [bas been operating the Alt claim at Roe*  [land btt oloaed down that property and  [it concentrating ita working - foreeaon  [tbe Bullion claim in tbe .Ymir district  The Reep Mining eompany hate  [bought the right of way of lower or No.  L8 tunnel of the Goodenough mine near  I Sandon whioh according to the Review  [mnpi ��������� half interest including manage-  [meat.   '  H. A, McClure, manager of tbe Salmon  i RiTer and Porcupine group, has made a  [strike on one of tbe claims, the Flossie R.  [A shoot of ore three feet wide was en-  [countered at a depth of five feet in sink-  [ ing a shaft      ���������  At $25 per ton, Mr. Blackatocks estimate of the value of the "War Eagle ore,  .the output  of the mine should  dqual  [$160,000 a month, ont of which tbe cost  'of mining, smelting, etc., must be paid.  Tbe  Texas   mine  in   the Boundary  creek country has been sold to an American syndicate for $200,000,10 per cent  - being cash and tbe balance to be paid in  90 days.   The vendors were Chas Van  | Ness and J. L. Wiseman.  The Gertrude mine on Red mountain  A Dividend or *M,OM Declared by Bom-  laad's Big Shipping Uiae.  The regular monthly meeting of tho  Le Roi Mining nud Smelting company  was held in Spokane ou Tuesday evening  at which another dividend of $50,000  payable on April 12th waa declared. This  will be the twenty-fourth dividend paid  by the company and swells the total to  $825,000. The output of tbe mine increased daring March to 200 tons per  day. The skip shaft is down to the 750  foot level in the- finest body of ore yet  encountered in the mine. Drifting on  the vein at that level is being: prosecuted  as fast as possible. The smelter at  Northport is treating 200 tons ot ore per  day and is running along smoothly.  ���������Men Ore Frean the Vaaeoaver Cramp.  From a Boundary oreek correspondent  we learn that Mr. Leslie Hill, O.E.,  managing director of the Vancouver  Group Miniog company, a few days ago  received at Greenwood, from the Everett  smelter, returns of two carloads of ore,  being about the middle shipment ot 320  tons already sent from the company's  claims near Silverton, Sloean. The  returns for the 80,655 lbs. were: silver,  173.3 ozs. per ton and lead 59.5 per cent.  With silver calculated at 55J cents and  lead at $3 60 the net price returned was  $106.93 per ton. The net value of the  shipment was $4812.22 less duty and  consul's fees, $728.85, the amount received by the company being $3583.37.  Mr. W- H. Lewie, foreman of the Vancouver Group, having resigned to go to  the Klondike, Mr. Hill bas engaged W.  J. Barker, for some time past foreman at  tbe Jewel mine, Long Lake camp, Boundary creek. Mr. Barker is a thoroughly  experienced and competent practical  miner, wbo was employed in mines at  Butte, Montana, tor many years.  ���������ilendlKe vompeey,  T. R. Ritchie of Vancouver, manager  of the Klondike and North West Territories Exploration company, spent a  oouple of days in tbe oity this week. The  eompany represented by Mr. Ritchie  is a strong.English syndicate, and will  operate extensively in British Columbia  and tbe Klondike. Tbey bold some  valuable claims in the Slooan and bave  bonded several claims on Porcupine  oreek adjoining tbe Big Patch group!  Mr. Ritchie will leave Vancouver for tbe  Klondike, about the 20tb inst. and during bis. absence Ralph White of Trail will  look after tbe interests of the company  and bave charge of development work  on the claims they will operate during  the ooming summer.'  Dividend rerer* m (de Kootenay.  The lode mines of Kootenay have thus  far paid dividends amounting to $4,032,-  000.���������Tbe^argestot-tbese-is-tbe-Payne  mine, with $1,800,000 to its credit. The  dividend payers and the amounts they  bave distributed to the shareholders are:  Whitewater, $123,000; Hall Mines, $160,-  000; Fern, $10,000; Payne, $1,800,000;  Sloean Star, $400,000; Reco, $287,500;  Idaho, $220,000: Rambler-Cariboo, $40,-  000: Goodenough, $32,500; Last Chance,  37,000; L* Roi, $825,000; War Eagle,  $187,000. Of these dividends, the payments of 1807 were : Whitewater, 887,-  000; Hall Mines, $143,750; Payue, $960,-  toO; Le Roi, $400,000,  Society from tbe decision of Mr. Justice  Drake, which allowed Mr. Gwillim, a  North West lawyer to practice in this  province. Mr. Gwillim hod been nd-  mitted to the Bar in Manitoba although  he bad only served a two years term of  study ia law, but tbe B. C. law society  will not allow him to practice until be  serves the extra two years here���������a four  yearn' term of study beiiitf required in  this province.  The Yahoa Hallway Difficulty.  No decisiou has yet been arrived at by  tbe government as . to the action to be  takeu in view of the defeat of tbe Yukon  railway bill by tbe Senate. Messrs MacKenzie and Mann are in Ottawa consulting with (be government in the matter.  Tbey have spent n large sum of money  upon ireliminary work in anticipation of  the passage of tbe bill, and have a large  force of man and'considerable quantities  ot supplies on the Stickioe. No orders  have yet been sent to recall the men but  Mr. Mackenzie stated to a Globe correspondent that there was absolutely no  truth in the statement alleged to have  been made that the railway would be  built by them without public aid. Tbe  undertaking was too risky aud the permanence of the Yukon rush too problematical to warrant tbe expenditure of  capita] on the construction ot tbe railway  to Teslin lake. The future action of the  company would depend upon the view  taken by the government as to tbe obligations incurred.  THE MERCHANTS'  BANK OF HALIFAX.  IKCORJ>ORA TED lS6g.  CAPITAL PAID-UP      -     -      $1,500,000.00  BEST        -     -        -     - 1.175.000.00  Hbao Offics. HALIFAX. N.S.  T. K'. Kenny, Esq., President,  I*.  II.  DUNCAN,  Cashier.  ���������revenue and Expeadltare by Districts.  The returns of revenue and expenditure for the fisoal year ending June 30,  1807, laid before the provincial legislature, by districts give tho following  figures:  District Revenue   Exp'd're  Victoria City  $111,888      9 66,138  Victoria North    17.370 18,882  Victoria South.     7.802 11,585  Esquimau     16,033        31,055  CowiehanAlberni    16,865        29.890  Nanaimo       5,919        19,021  Nanaimo North.........    18,884 28,138  Nanaimo South...............   11,892 19,6(1  Comox.. 7    49,357        31,530  Westminster     ...17,285        31,327  Vancouver..    29,918        35,388  Westminster Diet...... ,   73,232        89,658  Yale.................. .132,078       109,374  Ullooct    27,659 19,494  E.Kootenay........   37,901        18,993  W.Kootenay........:......... 310.902   89,853  Cariboo...........  54,195   35,580  Cassiar    13,192 15,015  The above figures show a glaring disproportion between tbe revenue and expenditure in West Kootenay district as  compared witb tbat of other districts.  '.Tlie Iren ���������������!* Optlenrd-  Tbe Irou Colt mine situated ou Columbia and Kootenay mountain, in .the  Trail creek district has been optioned by  an English syndicate. The terms of the  option are private but tbe price it said to  be in tbe neighborhood of $100,000. The  control of tbe stock in the Iron Colt Gold  Mining Company is held by p. Burns,  Nelson, William MacKenzie, the railway  contractor, Toronto, J, Ferguson McCrae,  Rossland and T. G. Holt, Montreal. The  sum of $30,000 has been spent in development work on the mine and there are  2500 tons of ore on the dump.  Cricket Keeling.  , A meeting wis held in Mr. W. F.  Brougham's office on Wednesday evening  April 6. It was resolved to form a  orioketclubto beoalled the Nelson Cricket  Club and tbat the annual subscription  should be five dollars. Mr. W. F. Brong-,  ham was elected president, Mr. John  Fraser was elected honorary secretary-  treasurer, and Pr. G. H. H. Symonds,  C. M. Brown, John Elliott, E. C. Senkler and F. A. Macrae, committee. Those  desirous of joining the club are requested  to give tbeir names to any of the above.  InlawcM* Proa* ������!���������������*��������� Ulnes. ���������  From February 1 to Maroh 26 the  Idaho mine uear Three Forks shipped  via the C.P.R. 090 tons of ore. Tbe ore  ���������bipmenta for the week ending April 3  over tbe Kaslo and Slooan railway were  as follows: Payne, 250 tons; Ruth, 100  tons; Last Chance, 80 tons; Reco, 00.^  tons; Montexums, 3jl tons; Dardannelles,  18 tons; Sloean Star, 17^ tons; Rambler,:  15 tons; Wonderful Bird, 2 tons; total j  577toni; .-     ,: --7-.  ������������������'-:   '  frerUietal MlalBK .iwpeetortKeslgas.  D. J. McDonald, provincial inspector  Of mines, has resigned bis position to  enter the service of the British America  Corporation, under W. A. Carlyle, laf.e  provincial mineralogist. Mr. McDonald  is at present in Victoria for the purpose  of turning over to the department of  mines his reports on the properties inspected by him. ; Hod. C. II. Mackintosh,  Mr. Carlyle. and Mr. McDonald will  arrive in Rossland next week when active  work will begin on some of the properties  purchased by the hig syndicate.  Ceaunllted far Trial.  On -Wednesday before W. A. Jowett,  J. P., Louis. Marchant and Alfred De-  rocher were charged with stealinR a quantity of, coffee, drugs, "etc., from a C.P.R.  oar at Robson on Nov. 22nd last Both  men were committed for trial. J. H.  Bowes appeared for the prosecution and  W. A. Galliher for the defence.  ATUANTIO  Steamship tines  Krom St. John.  I.iko Winnipeg���������Itoavcr Line April 6  Lake Huron���������lloaver   Line April 13  From New York.  Teutonic-White Star Line April 6  llrittanlc-Wliito Star Line April 13  St. Louis���������American Lino  April 6  New York���������American Line. ...April 13  Luciuiia���������Cunard Line April  9  Sorvia��������� Cunard Line   April 12  Noordlund���������Hed Star   Line April 6  Krcceland���������Red Stnr Line ..April 13  From Portland.  Labrador���������Dominion Line April IS  Vancouver���������Dominion Line April 27  Conhaqinian���������Allan Line. .April 13  Mongolian���������Allan Line  .April 23  Cabin, $47.50, $50. $60, $70. $80 and upwards.  Intermediate, $32.50 and upwards.  Steerage. $22.50 and upwards,  Paggengem ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all parts of the European continent.  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  Apply to GEO.  S. BEER,   C.P.R.  Ticket  Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STITT,  55������)    General Agent, C.P.R. Offices. Winnipeg.  Uranchcs and Correspondents in the principal  Citicx in the Provinces. United States and  Great Britain, audi at Vancouver, Kosuland  Nanaimo and Nelson, B.C.  A general banking business transacted.  Sterling Bills of Kxchange bought and sold.  Letters of credit, etc, negotiated. Accounts  and deposits received on most favorable terms.  GKOHGK  KYDD,  817 Manager Nelson Branch.  J.O. PATENAUDE  OPTICIAN &  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tested for Astigmatism.  All   kinds of   fine  watch and clock  Repairing.  ,.  ���������ATUrAtTlOX CVAKAXTKE0 er  M������*EY  ���������KF1IXDED. SM  MINES EXAMINED  AND REPORTED O.V BY  F. M. CHADBOURN  Twenty years* experience in mining.  Thorough knowledge of minea of British  Columbia.  Terms Reasonable.  718 NELSON. B.C.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL E8TATE BROKER  MSUftANCrt aa������ ...  CwlUUMMMI AVERT.  VIOTORIA ST..   n   NELSON. B. O.  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REALE8TATE,  OOMMIS8ION AQENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER 8T.  N-Bjr.eo3sr, b. o.   \m  JOHN McLATOHIE  Dominion and  Provincials^  Land Surveyor.  649 NELSON, B. C.  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surrsyor.  Orricn:  NEI^ON   AMP   ROSSI.A.ND, 3. O.  Q.P. 0UBTI8  m   WBBTn*BewHVBBBB%TBBB  F.U. OSIER and J, W. CARWIN  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  3STSJX.SOIT     -    ������W    -     B.C.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST^^  Two LoU witb Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot witb Two Store*.  VERNON 8T.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. 4. ������. piriu**, Haker %U  KASLO & SL0CAN RAILWAY  TIME CARD  NO. I  Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.n  South Fork       "      3.15 p.n  Lawyem Mewt Serre tell Term*.  The fall court at Yictoria on Friday of  last week granted tbe appeal of the Law  Daily Goino East.  m.   p.m.  Sproules ' ��������� ������������������������ 2.15 p.m.  Whitewater "; 2.00 p.m.  Bear Lake " 1.48 p.m.  McGuig&n "      1.33 pm.  Bailey^ "      1:21p.m.  Junction "      1.12 p.m.  Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m.  QoinoWkst.  Leave 8.00 a. m.  "     8.26 a. m.  "    9.36 a.m.  "     9.51 a, m.  "    10.03 a. m.  ������������������������������������ "   10.18 a.m.  "    10:30 a. m.  "    10.39 a.m.  Are. ��������� 10.50 a. m. .  ROBT. IKVING,       GEO. F. COPKLAND.  264) G. F. & P. 4, Superintendent.  ^U80N     IRON ������  *���������'���������'������������������: ,BON       WORKS  N3SLSON, B. O.  Ira* eu4 Breu Cadlagi et tvery Beeeetp-  lUa.   Bepalr* aM   Jebblaf  SS2 A arKlULTV.  YeOlde  Fashioned  ENGLISH  GINGER  BEER  Thorpe & Co., Ld.  Tel. CC.  Vernon St  .. HOLBROOK & CHASE..  CITY  SCAVENGERS  Are prepared to do all kinds of scavenger work  and chimner sweeping.   Orders left  ���������with Kirkpatrick te Wilton  (821)  will receive prompt  attentien.  HOLBROOK te CHASE.  Nelson. P. O. Box 189.       |l  ..UNION HOTEL..  KUSKANOOK, B. C.  Pedro Ohkrbo     Gijimi HIaxxerixo  . . v.'- Proprietors.......  Good Meals.    Clean Beds,  and well  877)  Supplied Bar in Connection.  NOTICE,  ADDITION 'A' NELSON TOWNSITE  Notice is hereby given that I have  appointed Messrs. Gamble & O'Riklly  real estate agents, my sole agents for  the above property. Any person wish-  injr to purchase lots in said Addition  "A" can get full particulars from them.  Ja:i. IS, IS0S.     (839)    F. C. Ijtn-es.  E. G. 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.  ������������������i       WHITE  POR-PBIOBS ���������  857  Branch Stores at Vancouver and Karnloops.  Joseph A. SayWard  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All  kinds  of Bough  and  Dressed Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ���������V   PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  m PILOT BAY, B. C.  QROCERIES  Meats, Teas, Coffees, Fruits and Vegetables, dried  and canned, and other Groceries. A first class  assortment.  SOLE   AGENTS  IN   KOOTENAY   FOR 7������     -  Okell   A   riorris'   Jams,    Pickles,   etc.^    ������wii^  KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO.  1TEX.8ON.  STRICTLY  WHOLESALE  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Kossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Sloean City.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.  5������  ARMSTRONG &  The Largest Sheet Metal  Works on the Canadian  Pacific   Coast.  ��������� -   ���������  MORRISON  MANUFACTURERS   OF,  Biveted Steel Pipe   Ore Cars   Ore Buckets  Monitors Elevators-       Steel Wheel Barrows  ft^S-CORBeSPONOENCIE SOUOITED-������^  715HEATLtYAVENUE     nr      VANCOUVER, O-O-  P"X"flll1^ltP      These are the four corners  ��������� on which this famous In-  |?4^VOr dian tea has built up such  -    an enormous trade in England, and it is on the same foundation that the trade is being built  in Canada.  This tea is grown In India, under European supervision, for the  English market, the most exacting in the world. It is not an expensive tea, for though it costs a little more per pound it more  than makes up the difference in strength. It is put up in sealed  packets only.   Ask your grocer for it.  The b������st tea for the  KL0NDYKE  Uniform  Quality  Because I Ib. noes as far ������������������ 2 Ibi.  of cheaper teas.  Delicate  Aroma  HARDWARE  SHELF HARDWARE  BAR IRON sind STEEL  ORE CARS and BUCKETS  Smart's Perfection Ranges  Coal and Wood Heating: Stoves  HINER'S     SUPPLIES    A     SPECIAL     FEATURE  Agents for E. B. EDDY'S Paper.     A Large  Stock   of all   Kinds oh hand. : :        :  Vancouver Hardware Company, Ltd.  VANCOUVER and NELSON, B.C. 1  HE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 9. 1898.  ���������i&mm~"&  THE NELSON  SHOBT SKETCH OF THEIR PROGRESS  AUD REQUIREMENTS-  The  Board ������r Trustee*  UrqiM'sl llic ������ov<  eraateat la Erect a Twelve Uouuitd  t'calral ������������li<>������l.  tlie Bonrd and the ellicient staff of teachers in the past, but the time has now arrived when the accommodation and equipment of the schools in Nelsou require to  he placed in a condition in keeping with  the progress of. tbe "city in other lines.  J>. is hoped lhat. the Boaid of Trade will  energetically co-operate with the School  Board in their efforts to secure the object  aimed at  Business Locals.  Tiimt flint at Thomiton Stationery Co., M  A. first class shot gun will be raffled for  A question   of importance, to  the  future welfare of tho city of Nelson  will be brought up at the meeting of  tlie Board of Trade on Tuesday evening.   The Nelson  School Board have  asked    the    Provincial    government  among other things for au appropriation for the erection of a 12-roomed  building to lie used as a central school  and will ask the co-operation of the  Board of Trade iu urging the matter  on the government.   A distinguished  educationalist has said that the intelligence of a community can be guaged  pretty accurately by the quality of its  educational institutions.      Nelson  is  now the recognized commercial   and  legal    centre    of   Southern   British  Columbia and should   be   made    an  educational centre as well.  At this point a short sketch of the  history of the Nelson schools may be  of interest. In the summer of 1S91  Rev.* Thomas Rogers, Presbyterian  missionary, gathered a few children  together and taught them for a couple  of months. During the same summer  steps were taken to organize a school  district, and in October 1891 the school  district of Nelson was organized by  proclamation. The     government  agreed to pay the salary of the teacher  and make a grant of $40 for incidental  expenses, provided the people furnished the building and equipment.   The  first school was opened in the Presbyterian church, the building now occupied by the Hamilton Powder Co, on  Baker street,  with Miss, Rath,   now  Mrs. J.   Hamilton as  teacher.    The  building was not so good then as now  and was furnished something like the  present school in the S. A. barracks  with long benches and drop desks.   In  the session of 1892, the  government  made nn appropriation of  $3000 for  the erection of a school in Nelson and  set apart block 32 as a site.   The erection of the original two rooms of the  present school building was completed  nnd one room occupied in August 1892,  Miss Rath was succeeded in 18^3 as  teacher by Miss Kane ot Kw>lp, who  was succeeded  in 1894 by Miss Del-  mnge.    In  August  1890  Mr.   J.   R.  _ ������reen was appointed principal  and  Miss Delmage assistant.   In 1897 the  school population  of the  town   had  increased   so   much  that additional  accommodation   was required and an  appropriation  of $1000 was made by  the government for the erection of  a third room, which was completed in  November of lost year and Miss Rath  was appointed second assistant.  At the beginning ot the present year  the Board asked (or a fourth teacher and  at February 1st  Miss O'Rielly was engaged as third assistant and temporary  quarters secured in the Salvation Army  barracks'on Victoria street.    At the  present time there are enrolled on  the  school registers about 240 pupils and the  board have asked   for an   additional  teacher.   The request bas however been  related   by    the   government on  the  ground that tbe average attendance for  February did not justify tbe engagement  of a fifth teacher.    The reply of the  Superintendent   of   Education further  -stated that in a graded school an attendance of 60 pupils  under one teacher is  ��������� not excessive.   In this connection it may  be pointed ont that the Nelson school is  not a graded one as each teacher has two  or three different classes to teach.   The  different looms are already crowded and  new pupils are being enrolled  almost  daily and unless the government accedes  to the request ot the Board for a fifth  teacher a large number of chidren iu the  city will   be   deprived of   educational  advantages.    Dr.  Arthur, secretary of  the Board, estimates that by August of  the present year accommodation will be  required for at least 400 pupils and that  before the end cf 189S additional rooms  will be required.    The present school  site is an excellent one for a large central  school, which when thoroughly graded  would meet the requirement of the city  in all probability until the end of the  year 1900.  The* question of the city taking over  the schools is one which is receiving c >n-  Biderable   attention,   but   is  at the Bowling alley on Vernon street nt  8 p.m. on Wednesday next.  t'irih Mile* iiikI Hook* at  TlioniKou Stationery't!o  MRS. BliANEY, (late matron of tbe  K. L. G. Hospital) id prepared to receive  patients at her cottage, near the above  named hospital.  Trolling Lines, anil Spoon IIiiIIh nt  Thomson Stationery Co.,  The injustice of the proceedings also the  less pardonable siucc there is apparently'  no reason why it should be perpetrated.  Why is it necessary that the examination  should be held now within six or seven  weeks of the midsummer vacation, in^  stead of at the end of tbe term, which is  the proper time for it? True it would be  impossible tor the same presiding ix>ux-  i ler to be preseut at all the schools in the  Kootenay at one lime, but these are  surely gentlemen iu every locality capable  ot presiding at such tin examination,  whose services it would be possible for  tbe Department to procure.  The teachers of the province should  unite in urging upon the Department the  necessity of establishing a yearly examination, cither at Chriatni is or midsummer,  preferably tbe former, confident that  such a change Would be productive of  great benetit to the cause of education.  Yours &c,  Pedagogue.  H'  Manufacturers of  OIST.1N0  Mining  and  SHIP'S  RIOGING  Wire Ropes  Mnnufacturers of  Underground  BLEICHERT TRAMWAYS 'm  Haulage  Tlie Dominion Wire Rope Co'y., Ltd., Montreal, Que.   Coj||Cry  sua     STOCK CARRIED IN ROSSLAND, B. O., BY J. D. SWORD, AQENT. Wire Ropes ^  Li).  Mining Stock Market.  Athabasca was tho seller this week caused  by t liu reported salo of a largo block of the  stock in London. It advanced rapidly Io 35  cunts tuul is hold firm nt that figure. Door  l'tivk wus also in good uumnurl.  NUI.SON   DIVISION  THE GENELLE fe  CO.  lumber Company.  WANTED���������A housekeeper with good  references to take charge of three children. Apply to A. Dolan, Victoria street,  Nelson.  I'KliiiiS Kml.s iiiKl Landing Xels nt"  Thomson ftfulioiiery Co., Ld.  Lessons given by an experienced need! e  woman to children and young ladies in  ueedle work and embroidery at corner of  Ward and Mill streets each Tuesday and  Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m , commencing  on Tuesday, April 5th. Pupils desired,  terms moderate. Miss Beck, enquire  at A. G. Shaw's. :.. '  Hull Minos   .  7.5*1Athabasca   ll mice      .::.... ������������������ ' jptorWit Prospect*..  Fern 75 Kenneth   Salmo Con nlUrwiek   ���������WAIL CKKKIC  DIVISION  Lo Roi   War Kaslo...  Tro'> Magk...  Jo*ie   Monte Cristo  Lily May   8.00  , 1.25  , .10  .28  . .20,  .   .20  Iron Colt   I Poorman      fleer Parle   ..JKvoning Star..  !0iGoodHopo   Virginia   .:������  .13  25  15  .13  .11  .14  .07  .04  .16  Have all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Sash, Doors and Turned Work  Kept   in   Stock.  Una Hooks Keels and Casts at  Thomson Stationery Co.  Ld.  NEW3 IN BRIEF.  thought to be not advisable until a suit  able  building is erected by the government.   There is  no  doubt but that by  having full control of the school?, the  Board could'work with greater advantage than in the present state of affairs.  The question of cost of maintenance is  urged against   the   proposal,   but   it is  estimated that this could be  defrayed  without any additional taxation.   Io city  school districts,  the government grants  an allowance of $10 for eacii pupil, which  on an average attendance of 300 would  amount to $3000; they also allow the poll  tax of   83,   which  in  Kelson  tbis year  should amount lo at least another $3000,  making a total of 26000, which is greatly  in excess ot what is now received by the  Board.  The  Uencral N������w������ or the Week  Itrlclljr  Summarl/vd.  Forty-four    election petitions  have  been filed in Toronto.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier is coufiued to bis  residence by a bronchial trouble.  C. P. li. land sales during the month  ot March (amounted to $100,000.  By a vote of 18 to 16 the Ohio Senate  defeated the^ bill to abolish capital punishment.  After July 1st interest on deposits io  P. O. Savings banks will be reduced to  2% per cent.  Her Majesty Queen Victoria is in good  health and is thoroughly enjoying the |  fine weather in the south of France.  The Dominion government proposes to  spend $20,000 during the present year in  preparing for the ParisExposition in 1900.  The Grand Trunk railway company  are contemplating the removal of their  head offices from Montreal to Toronto.  The wrecking company bas received  orders from the Americau government to  discontinue further wrecking work on  the battleshio Maine.  By the breaking of a levee, last Sunday  tbe town of Shawoeetown on the banks  of the Ohio was wiped off the map and  over three hundred lives were lost.  Shipbuilding is booming again in  Great Britain and all the great English  firms on the Thames, Tyne, Tees and at  Barrow, have tbeir hands full.  The Fort William Board of Trade bas  passed^a^strong^res^ution^ urging the j  Dominion   government  to   refuse   the  charter to the Kettle Kiver Valley railway.  The B. C. Legislature has adopted a  resolution proposed by Mr. Helmcket,  urging upon the Dominion government  tbe advisability of establishing a mint io  British Columbia.  The Provincial legislature has passed a  resolution requesting the Dominion government to take steps to prevent crimnalp,  lunatics and paupers from coming into  British Columbia.  11. L. Richardson, M.P., has a bill  before the Dominion parliament to make  the salaries of civil servants and money  owing by the government attachable for  debt bv way of garnishee.  A ������ug������e������llon lo Ihe Edncatlon llenurlnirui  Editor Minkk:  Permit me" through the columns of  your paper to enter a complaint. My  grievance is with the proceedings adopted by tbe Educational Department ot the  Proviuce in connection with the holding  of examinations for entrance to high  school. Iu other provinces of the Dominion, these examinations are held at a  certain specified time every year, which  time is known to every teacher and  school boy in tbe province, as well as  the date ot Christmas or "Hallow Eve"  viuK u .u-1 is known. Upon the advantages of tbis  generally  knowledge to the teacher and pupils, it  WASTED TO IMIKCIIASE  In Nelson, a roomy cottage* conveniently situated. Cush if approved of.  Apply to GEO S. BEER.  C. P. 11. Passenger Office, Nelson.  AX   AI'OLOtiY.  Don't think we have foi-gotten you,  we are sorrv but its not altogether  our fault; you see these matters have  to be attended to in rotation and it  being a new enterprise we could not  tell how many men we should have,  Next week we expect two more men  aud then we will be in a position to  I fill   all   orders   the same day fchey are  received.    We are   glad you like our  cigars.   Yours truly,  EHRLICH  & NEELA.NDS,  . . . -Manufacturers op tub ...  ROYAL SEAL, KOKANEE  and   KOOTENAY BELL Cigars.  .11  .17  .05  SLOGAN    DIVISION  Sloean Star  2.00 Dardanelles....  Iteco l.fll) Noble Five   Rambler-Cariboo..   .33 Wonderful......  Arlington    .10  We invite particular attention to the following snaps, subject to sale:  1000 Duridee(pTd).   .SO 2500 Iron Colt 12  500 Sloean Star.. 1.75  List your Mining Stocks and  Real Estate  with us.       We ha\ o cash buyers.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 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 at 2.30 p. m.  Pbesbyterian 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 Chckoh. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. nnd 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. in. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Cathomo Chceoh. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  i Baptist Chokch.-���������Services morning,  and evening at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8  i. no.   Meetings are held in the school  louse.   Strangers cordially welcomed.  A   first  Class  List of  REAL ESTATE and  MINING PROPERTY  or all kinds For Sale.  FOR SALE       ^������k  2 Lots, Carbonate St   1 Lot, Vernon St   1 Lot, Cedar St   1 Lot, corner Carbonate St   i Lots, corner Ocdar St   i Lots, corner Stanley St   4 Room House, 1 Lot   4 Room' House 1 Lot .-.  (i Room House, 1 Lot   t^Rooin House, 1 Lot :.........  Gltoom House, 3 Lots   FOR RENT^������raana^  3 Room Houso near Stanley St...  Store Room Vernon St.   Store Building, Vernon St   Office Room, Baker St. (upstairs)  OFFICE NEAR C.  824  R. STATION.    .  A. E.  YOUNG.   AQENT;  . 9 400  .     325  300  .     275  900  .     900  $   650  750  1200  1500  1300  $11.00  17.50  60.00  15.00  MONEY TO  LOAN  For ItiilldliiK Purposes.   X<> Delay.  H. G. M'QULLOCH&CO.  (830)     GENERAL  BROKERS.  BAKER ST.     ���������      NKlSOJi. BV.  P.O. Wox 4IU        -      -       Clutlgh's t'oit*.  Beury, Forde  & Co.  Commission Agents.  Wholesale.  Dealers  in  OATS, DTC.  GRAIN WAREHOUSES.  NELSON and ROSSLAND.  Nelson Office:   Corner Stanley and  Victoria Streets.  RossuAnd Office:   Cor. Washington  ."-.   St. and 1st Ave.  Address:  NELSON7 ROSSLAND,  Box 175.       (894)        Box 733,  MONEY  TO EO AN.  On   Real   Estate   and  for   Building  Purposes.  House Property    For   Sale���������Central  Location���������25 per cent on  investment. 806  Apply������������������1*  ���������������������������^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������M  35 Cents  Per Pound  Is the Price of, the Best Jersey Creamery  Butter sold  in Kootenay    :    :    :    :    :  We  are  Sole  Agents For Nelson.  .--. Shipments arrive  twice a .week . ,  The . . .  B.CC.O1O, GROCERY  Farley & Simpson, Prop*.  I  GAMBLE & Q'RElfclV  STEWART & LENNOX, *****  For The Canadian Mutuivl Loan te Investment  ^ Company ot Toronto. Ont. Offi���������c,fsi,p  Corner Wafd and Baker Streets. Nelson. B.C.  DON'T  THE  *  Nashville  ^������ *f\ TV *^ "T������ ^������  Students  mi  %  AafcNTS  M)TS FOR SAW  In   the Best Localities*     SOLE AGENTS for,  original owners of Addition "A" and "Hum*"  Addition.  *   *  *  is not necessary l������ dwell. It is indeed  knowledge which it is impossible to do  without, if the teacher is to lay out bis  work for tbe school year with anything  like system, and with any regard to the  results, as shown by the examination.  Yet in this proviace, where,  owing to  the great lack of higher educational facilities than those furnished by the  public schools, tbe  examination is of more  importance to a boy or a girl thau it i? in  any other province, fsiuce it furnishes  practically ihe only test of scholarship to  which they may be subjected) it is considered sufficient to  give tho teacher two  weeks' notice of the examinations.   It is  decidedly unfair, and  tbe sense of unfairness grows wheu  we remember that  another bimilar examination will  not be  ^S *r* ^^ ^^ ^S " ^^ T*.  At Presbyterian Church  APRIL 13 and 14  Seats on sale on Tuesday the  12th at Canada Drug &  Book Co.'s Store.  Tickets  75 Cents  NOTICE.  A great deal has been accomplished by j allowed until another year Las passed.  AKKUAl JHEETIXO.  The annual general meeting of the .South  Kootenay Board of Trade will 1)0 held hi the  Buard rooms over tho Bank of British Columbia on Tuesday evening, April 12ih for the  election of officers and other business,  JOHN" A, TURNER. President.  H. B. THOMSON, Secretary.  11  & Loan Association  -..   OF TOBOMTO  Are now giving straight  Loans on improved Oity  Property, on easy monthly  Payments.      ���������     ���������     ���������  FOB RENTV-ss^  A 5-Itoouied Cottage.Fninished  One 3-Roomed House.  One S-ltoomed House.  FORSALEL���������^  50 ft. lot Vernon St. 81300  25 ft. lot Vernon St. $325  30 ft. lot, Baker St. 900  Houses and lots in different parts  of the City.  Two   Business'Blocks  on Baker  Street, Etc., Etc.  ������'������������������������������������@������ .   .  C. D. J. Christie  Real Estate and  Insurance Broker  Office  Opposite Post Office"      ^������  81  U)ANS MADE  To Purchasers for Building purposes, on  EftSy  Terms. *    .  buy a Hone  Build  a  House for Yourself and Save  GAMBIA and O'RIEUY  Rent.  BAKER STREET  (Ml  NELSON, B.C.  NOTICE.  LONDON ft BRITISH COUJIBU G0U������F������U������f  UWTKD. j  HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND.  All  Communications relating- to British Columbia business  to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.  J. Roderick Robertson,  General Manager  S.\S. Fowler, E.'M.,  Mining Engineer  NELSON, B. C.  893  Offices to rent in the Turner-  Boeckh block, corner Baker and  Ward Sts. The building is new,  centrally located and fitted especially  for offices.    Apply to  John A. Turner.  Fruit and.  rruitana.    TDEiEC  HARNESS Ornamental   IKCC3  AND SADDLERY  Heary team Harnesi, $40 to  $<>0: Express Harness, $20  m S35; Single, light, $15 to  835; Team Housings, $5 to  $10; Facie Harness,?! to S8;  Horse Collars, $2.60 to $5.  OU Coverings, Whips, Etc.  L- POGUE,  WARD ST. 895  Opp. Court HourfC.  Robes, Hollies, Rhododendrons,  Grkbnhouse and Beddiko Out  Plants, Cut Flowem.  Agricultural Implements, sprajr pumps, totalizers, bees, and bee _snpplieg,   Most^com-  plete stock in British Columbia.  No-AgeuU.  Catalogue free.  Address. -. -���������  (862) M J. HENRY,  604 Westminster Road. Taae������������r������r, ������.C.  A flEST-OLASS  INVESTMENT.!  The Oddfellows Building and Investment ^  Company, Limited, of Nelson, Capital JOO.OIM,.  inform the public thai a limited number of"  shares are now on tho market for sale.   Share*  110.00 each, cold in blocks of 9100.00.   The 0(     }  pany guarantee ten per cent to lnvestora- on  stock.  Plana may be seen and, all particular*  obtained at Dr. Arthur's office Bakor Street, or|  from any:bf the Directors. (Slip  Stock Certiflcates for sale at Dr. Arthur's.  \  I

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