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 THE MINES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE ElOHEST IN  AMEEIOA.-  THE OEE3 AEE HIGH-SHADE IN  GOLD, SILVER, COPPER .  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 279.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Decemhcr 21, 1895.  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  1)00.���������  Sii.vi-it.  Lkaii...  10  ..33I)  NEW YO]lK.  17 10  .������Ji Wi}.  ..linn.  .310.  20  .(M������...  tlrm.  - 21  .08i '  steady  ORE SIUPMENTS.  TONS  VIA NAKUSI'.  October���������Alamo to Omaha  175  ���������Last Chance to Tacoma  18  November���������      "         '���������        "          '-0  ���������Alamo lo Omaha  220  ���������*         ���������Cuiiiberhiiul to Tacoma  00  "         ���������Mountain Chief to Oniiiha.. 25  December���������Alamo to Omaha  100  "         ���������Slocan Star to Tacoma  Ill  "                      "         to Kverett  20  VIA   KASLO.  Dec. 3���������Exchange to Pilot Hay  12  Nov. 30 lo Dec. 15���������Slocan Slar;to Evcrelt 2MI.I  Dec. 7���������Washington to Everett  22  "   14-lt. E. Lee          "               '-'0  "   11���������Good Enough to Smelter, Mont.. 15  "   11���������Rueccau to  Kverett  10  Dee. 10���������Mountain Chief! to Everett  4(5  ���������Cordelia to Pilot Bay  3  ���������Tarn O'Sha liter   "        30  Total --.1100  Total Sli'iniU'iils .Since June, IS!)."..  THE RAILWAY WAR AT SANDON.  t . '*  THE K. & S. MEN TEAR UP THE N. & S. TRACKS.  Total Destruction of Buildings-The Station Pulled Down by  an Engine-What the Officials Have to Say..  Nelson   Ainsworth   Trail Creek (sold ore)....  Slocan via Nakusp   Slocim via Kaslo   BluoBcll to Pilot Hay...  TONS  . 2IH  .    1121  . 13,00.)  . 2.20.H  . 1,07_"  .22,101  .lO.tiW  BULLION SUll'MKNTS.  Already reported since June, 1805,.  THE WEATHER.  2020  A considerable quantity of snow fell on  Thursday, but thc weather has cleared off now  and this morning broke line and clear with lli  degrees of frost at duybri'iiK.  TIIEUMOMKTKH.  Dec. 15-Max ..i'   Min.  " 10���������  3!) =  ���������' 17���������  27������  ���������* 18���������  22������  " 10���������  29������     .  ���������' 20���������  32������    "  ���������' 21���������  33*  ....32������  ...-.23������  ....Iti"'  .... 9������  ....10������  ....21 =  ....1(������������  These readings iire taken at 9 a. m. and consequently represent the highest and. lowest  temperature during- tlie preceding 21 hours.  "THE MINER" PRIZE COMPETITION.  The  Following Prizes  Arc Ottered  for the Best Suggestions on tlie  lmproiiiciits   of   the   Mining  Laws of British Columbia.  8  i j  j*  ������  >.  V  _���������  *  'i    *""  LOCAL   NEWS.  The Nelsou Quadrille Club held one of  its pleasant socials on Thursday evening.  There will be a choral service nt tbe  English Church on Christmas clay ������at  11.1. m.  There are three companies iu thc field  asking parliament for leave to supply,  ltosslaml with water.  FIRST PRIZE���������An order on a Tailor  for Clothes to thc value ot $25.00. -  -  SECOND PRIZE���������An order on a  Jeweller for ������10 worth of Jewellet y.  CONDITIONS.  1. Letters containing suggestions must  be as short as possible, not exceeding  3,000 words, and must reach The Miner  oflice on or before January 31st, 1896.  2. They must be written ou one side of  the paper only, with pencil or ink and  must be signed with some motto, the  author's real name aud address being  enclosed in a sealed envelope, which will  not be opened except in the case of the  prize winners. The motto'rnust be written on the outside of this envelope.  3. Bona fide subscribers to The  Mixkk only are eligible to compete.  '*_. The Mineu reserves the right to  publish the whole or auy part of the suggestions received.  ,  "-'Tlioimnittee "of "three- will "award"  prizes.   The names  of   thc judges  the  committee   will  be an-  the  composing  nouueed shortly  Captain Diiucan who has beeu unwell  has been staying at the Nelson House  during the week.  A Christmas tree for the Sunday  School children will be held in the English Church on 31sc Dec.  The Presbyterian Sunday School  will hold their annual chriatrnas tree  on Now Year's night.  The Pilot Bay Smelter which had  been stopped owing to a shortage of  ore has been blown in again.  We have received a copy of Mr. J. II.  Crownlee's handbook of the Mining  Laws of British Columbia. A review  .will appear shortly.'  Mr. Kobt. Florman of Black Hills arrived iu town ou Thursday. Mr. Florman intends to look over all the Kootenay  miniug camps with a view to investing.  Mr. C. D. Presley who was well  known in Seattle and Spokane has  assumed the duties of clerk at Simpson  & Co's.  Thu last Gazette contains a notice of  a change in the boundaries of the  Ainsworth mining district. We have  no room to deal with the matter this  week.  ��������� G rcat festivities are in preparation at  Balfour in order to duly celebrate the  wedding of .Dick Gallop and Miss. McKenzie which takes place on Monday  next.   " - "  A new hell has been mounted in the  turret of the Methodist Church. The  public will have an opportunity of  testing its good quality tomorrow.  The conditions for our Prize competition on the subject of "The Improvement of the Mining Laws* of  British Columbia" will be fouud in'the  first column of page 1. c__ j**._   =  AVe regret to learn that the little  one born to Mr. and Mrs. T. A. JMills  only lived a day or two.   We are sure  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NAKUSP.  We hope that the practical, miners aud  prospectors who know something of the  actual working of-the mining laws will  not be backward in giving us the benefit  of their experience.  TIT FOR TAT.  Some time ago the C. P. R. bucked  Mr. Corbin when he wauled to bring  his lint* into Nelson. Mr. Corbin coin-  plained bitterly at . this treatme.ni  then, but now he has gone into the  same line of business and is bucking  the Ro-slund Tramway peoplo at Trail  Creek. Meanwhile lhe C. P. 11. is  getting at Sandon a very severe' shaking up at. the hands of the Kaslo-  Slocan Raihvay. . ���������'  GAZETTE NOTICES.  B.  of  C.  in-  The last number to hand of the  Gazette contains several matters  ,terest in this district. .,  The Anglo Western Pioneer syndicate  applies for au "Act empowering it to supply water to the towns of Trail and Boss-  land aud the country' adjaceut thereto  within a radius of ten miles. Also to  equip and maintain an electric" light  plant in the same towns and within a  radius of twenty-five miles, and to take  enough water from the Pend - d'Oreille  river to generate 100,000 horse power. *  The centre from which the above radii  are to be calculated is not mentioned.  Mr. A. E. Humphreys applies for the  incorporation of a company for   general  mining purposes.  ' Mr. F. M. McLeod applies for the in-  Saudon is about _ miles from Three  Forks ou Carpenter Creek. The town  at present consists of quite a number of  hotels and stores on each side of a  street 30 feet wide, all the buildings but  two being below the line of the K. & S.  Raihvay, which at .this point- circles  aro.und._t!.e upper cud . ot the . town to a  point a little beyond the wagon road  which goes up to the Slocan Star mine.  The Kaslo & Slocau people claim 150  feet from their line for siding and staliou  purposes and the Nakusp & Slocan  people s:iy they have no right- to. it and  proceeded to put up a station, freight-  house aud tracks on it. - Hence the  trouble.   Injunctions have been  issued  wagou road, was destroyed. The ties  and rails to point E v ere torn up nnd  also part of the platform, rails and ties  at point F. ���������  The warriors now went lo breakfast,  while telegraph messages were sent to  inform the various officials of the trouble.  Mr. Lawrence, roadmaster of the N. &  S., and Mr. Johnson were soon on the  .ground ,__and __with._a,Lsmall_number_of  men attempted to re-lay the track. The  Napoleon of the K.. & ,.S., -Mr. Ffoliiott,  lined up his meu at" point E, and when  the N. & S. meu attempted to put a tie  down they were immediately upsel with  some small force and the tie thrown after,  them. Thc officials theu attempted to go  on the ground in dispute and were pushed  back and'technically assaulted. The men  employed by Mr. Clements went into the  station and commenced work, but were  immediately stopped and led carefully  out. The station' was now the only  building left ou the disputed ground,  was-50x22 feet aud  from Victoria and dissolved and the K. &  S. people this week brought the matter  ton crisis.  On   Suuday night about 8 p. m., at  Kaslo   station, the K. *������fc S. people as-'  sembled, CO or 70   strong,  able-bodied  men of several nationalities with tools of  ovcrv description,   and "it wns supposed  1  '���������������������������'* mil would be iu Sandon bv !)  apparently giving directions'" for the  rearrangement of the tracks, etc., Mr.  Marpole left about 3.30, and shortly  afterwards the K. & S. train pulled out  with the officials for Kaslo, leaving all  quiet.at the seat, of war.  Mr. Marpole was seen, but had nothing  to communicate, far publication. The  courts would no doubt settle the difficulty.^^ wns--a-pity���������such���������a-^great"  destruction of property had taken place,  as an undertaken could have been given  to..leave things as they were until a legal  decision was arrived at.  MR.   -TOIiIiIOTT's   VIEWS. '"-  Mr. Ffoliiott, was also seen. He said  he regretted the destruction of property,  but had' acted throughout under legal  advice sent from Victoria. Had the N.  & fe. people agreed, when asked on Monday to give an undertaking not to trespass, until tbe matter could  be decided  It j m the courts, the" pulling down the  storevs i st*'tlon building of the N. &. S. .would  ��������� -  hav  partly   two  ���������,.,.     - ... ...    high. - " " I nave,been avoided, but he could got no  TKiiEGitAMSAND iiujions. ' j promise and his instructions had  to be  -, : carried out. the K. ._ S. company had  were  now  the I bought  the' ground  claimed . and   were  Telegrams  in   cipher  that  they  have  the sympathy of all  their friends.  A new time table has been issued by  tho C. & K. Steam Navigation Co.,  which is unfortunately too late for  publication. The main change is thai  the s. s. Nelson leaves Kaslo for Nelson on Sundays tit 8 a. ni., leaving  Nelson on the ret urn journey at 4 p. tn.  Mr. and Mrs. Cockle of Kaslo on Tuesday gave a whist party which was attended by between thirty and forty friends.  A sumptuous supper was provided, and  when the toasts were proposed it was  found that tbe spread was in honor of  the first anniversary of their marriage.  Charles L. Arnold came in on Thursday from his claim on the Salmon. J le  and two men have beeu opening up the  ledge which has a most promising appearance and affords good' looking  samples of copper pyrites. Mr. Arnold  expects to leave for England next mouth.  The Oddfellows Ball which is to come  oil' on New Years Eve will take place  in the Lodge's own rooms above F.  Irvine <__ Co's store. The price VI of  tickets has been fixed at the low  figure nf-oiic dollar, including supper;  so that, there will probably be. a, large  attendance. No special invitations art-  issued.  ~""The"'entert!iinnieht'giveu^b"y"th"e_I_^(li(_s"  Guild of the Church ofEuglaud came off'  on .Wednesday evening at the Fireball,  ft was only a small ail'air consisting of  the time honored Mrs. Jarlev's waxwoiks  a little music and a dauce or two afterwards. But a large number of people  very Kindly attended and duly planked  down their two bits to see the .show.  During the afternoon and evening a  number of dolls and other toys were sold.  TLe-total.i proceeds amounted to S48.75  and the Ladies.ot the Guild desire to express their thanks to'those "who contributed towards this very desirable result. ;      -  SKATING KINK POK NELSON.  fi'i'om  our own Correspondent.]  About tive inches of snow fell on Sunday,  with frost at night, making  everything look wiutery.  Tbe steamers Kootenai nnd Illeeillewaet  came down from the Wigwam on Saturday evening. The Kootenai is now being hauled up for repairs Io her hull.  Str. Nakusp cime in on Sunday with  -iix car loads of freight for Slocan points.  A meeting was held this week to arrange for weekly dances during the  winter. Tbe matter is in the hands' of  competent parties.  Peter Genelle & Co. expect to finish  sawing this week. They are now engaged on the material fo"r the C. & K.  S.N. Co.'s new boat, which is to be built  here early in the year. J  Mrs.   Crawford    proposes    giving   a"  dance on  Christmas Eve in  the Hotel  Nakusp.  . Peter GeDelle & Co. intend taking out  logs round the Lake during the winter,  which will make employment for a good  mauy hands.  A very high wind on Thursday made  things lively rouud the lake shore,  breaking tho boom at tbe sawmill and  doing  other   damage,   but    fortunately  nothing very ssi ions. -    '  ItOSSLAND.  (From our own Correspondent.)  Although the town of Rossland is  covered with about nine inches of snow,  at a lower altitude of a few hundred feet  the roads are impossible for sleighing,  and as a consequence this freightage of  ore has been seriously checked. However the prospects of immediate resumption of hauling are good, and unless a  thaw intervenes in a day or two' the  teams will be as busy as ever.  Taking into consideration the season  of the year, there is quite a lot work being done iu the camp, and iu several  cases considerable satisfaction is expressed with the results.  A six foot vein of solid ore has been  struck on the Wide West claim, which is  situated in the south belt.  The contract work on the Gopher is  showing up the claim well, and the ore  body is nearly ten feet across at the  widest point. '_  At last the compressor plant of the  Centre Star is in working order, and in a  very short time thc mine will be one of  the largest shippers in ther,district, as it  is already iu very good shape.  The management' of the Le Koi has  recently.changed, Mr. Moyuahan taking  charge of the working of the mine. He  is a gentleman ot large and varied  perience, and a decided acquisition  the province.  On Monday evening, Mr. Kellh.  member for the district, held a meeting  iu the opera house for the ostensible purpose of hearing suggestions of his constituents', but apparently left., with the  unshaken opinion that everything i6 for  ihe best in this best of worlds.  Martin Bros, have secured the contract for the plumbing for the water  works, they have already laid the first  pipe in town aud water will be turned ou  Jan. 1st, 1806.  ex-  to  the  order of the day  don   was   tilled  and every hotel in San  with   rumors..    ''Eveiv  They, however, ultimately landed  Sandon",' about 3 a. in. on -Monday, under  the leadership of Mr. Ffoliiott, manager  for Messrs. Foley Bros. & Guthrie, the  contractors who built the K. it S. liy.;  Mr. McGraw, the superintendent of the  line, and Mr. Miller.  ��������� THE ATTACK.    ,  The men employed by Mr. Clements,  the contractor putting up the buildings  for tlie N. ������.-S., with Mr.  Hamilton,  agent  and the telegraph operator, were I  asleep in   the  boarding car,  which "was:  placed on the track at the point marked ���������  B on the sketch above, and at the poiuc  A was a  freight, car to  be loaded with j  ore from   the   Reco miue.   The  Kasio |  people began operations by turning the  switch and running tbe cars oil   main line .i:nt woiim Oe in  ii. m. Tuesday with 400 .men," etc.,   but  Monday passed off' quietly.  THE  WAlt   IlEGINS AGAIN.  . Tuesday there was great diflicultyoin  hearing auy news from the outside", as  the wires were reported to be dowu and  the moruiDg, which was cold, tho thermometer registering about "zero," passed  "g������;pff quietly.  Soon after 12 noon the K. & S. train  arrived and a crowd of meu swarmed out  of the cars, under Supt. MeGraw. They  at once attacked the station building  with axes and hammers aud the splinters  Hew on all sides. Remonstrances were  made against the destruction by N. & S.  The ! ������'ncla*s on the   ground,   but were disre  fully entitled to it, aud he could not see  what right the N. & S. R'y could ncssiblv  have to the property in question." It was  vital to the proper working of tlieK.ife-S.  that they should be able to make sidings  which they could not possibly do if the  N: <fc S. weie allowed to "divert the  wagou road as they wanted (o do.  OPINION AT SANDON  freight   car.0 going    first, jumped   the I. .   .,   . -r   >,       ,   ,    ,-. ,. ������������������  .track at   the   switch, the boarding car| ?; P^ple that Mr. Marpole had left Three  ; bumping into it pretty' roughly.   By the  garded.   It was now known bf the N. &  . eople that Mr. Mar  Forks and  would be   in Sandon  in  30  i and landed on some loose boards, getting.  corporation of   the .Rossland    Electric , auu lauuol uu ,UIIIC iuu=c __<*....-, KcitiuK . .   ,.    ,   ..-,.       ..       ,   v-, ,  Light Power Waterworks Co. I p8verelv bruised. The othere stayed with  t0 x}m buildipg, then led through a hi  The Nelson Electric Light Co., is ask-1 the car"until the collision, when the stove  aml at.t������ched to the,, engine, which w  ing for an act extending the time for the j pinned the agent to the wall, making a  establishment and completion of its un- j Jarge bruise on his leg.   Fortunately the  dertakings. j stove was cold.   The other men in the  Chas. Gibbs, John N. Peters and Alex j car were badly shaken, but not seriously  Austin  of Rossland seek incorporation j hurt. i.  under the  name  of  The Metropolitan ;    THE DEBXBCCTI0X of the buildings.  Club, Ld , "To carry on the business of i        - ,       -    ,    .      ..  a proprietor of a club, reading room, and . ���������e ���������*k "f . destruction was now  billiard and other recreation rooms, andij-eguu. Ihe freight shed was quickly  to afford accommodation for meetings and :t������r-_| d������wn ���������d������h% remains thrown upon  gatherings of all descriptions. ! I-*-.*8 ���������*������> **-��������� --? *s* ,Jo not clr*,n1**   4 .e  Application is made by Messrs. N. D. [ bndfje (O) forming the new road put m  -Moore, W. H. Yawkey and W. C. Yaw-; hy tbe N. & *-*. was demolished and the  key for incorporation as. the Sunshine i P?-**? *-*?*Tfd off* ^P-8"?��������� *D>> wmciJ  Joining Co. Ld. '��������� blocked the "way of the old government  Yesterday work was commenced on  :i Skating Kink for Nelson.  Mr. J. 10. Tin ner is the enterprising  promoter of the scheme and as far us  lie is concerned it will be a success.  We hope that lhe weather will not go"  back mi him'.  The site chosen   is  on  the  baseball  ground nearly opposite  the Tromonl.  .....,,        , . | Hotel.   The building'will measure ~llfi.  At Sandon the tceling seemed to be , by 15 feet. This will be big enough i  I hat the K. it S. people were in the ! to accommodate a curling club if onei  right,'* hut at the same time it, w.i>- j is formrd. "* The work' is in the hands I  thought that some arrangement might i of Messrs. Hillver'& Kilby and will be '  easily have been arrived at which..] finished in about a week from today: |  would have prevented the.destruction j It w ill then onlv await the pleasure of-  of so much valuable property. i .     .  ,.      ...--��������� .  The whole case will now doubtless!  be fought out in the courts and the i  lawyers engaged will have plenty of|  work before it is finally settled." i  TIIK SI.OCAN.  The snow fall last week seriously inter fen'd.w]tb^trafKc on both lines of  rail. A' train friun Kaslo took 33 hours  lo reach Sandon. As soon- as llie'  snow plows get. to work this trouble  will probably he avoided  The application of the Goodenough  i'or a Crown Grant is being ad versed by  Mr. .1. M. Ham's of the liuecceau,'" on  tlie alleged ground that the location  stakes of the Goodenough were put in  on ground tliat had already, ��������� been  located. Since writing the above an  arrangement has'been made in this  matter.  Oie shipping will probably now begin in earnest... At the Goodenough  there are 20 tons ready for rawhiding.  ('leiiients.aiul Manuel have 10 tons at  the I3!ue. Bird. ICightei-n tons are  ready at the Slocan Hovand 1 he Northern lieile lias 10U  .Mr. II. Abbott of thc.C. "f\   It.,   has  bonded the.tlio  Legal lender  for. $30, .  OOOiindit   is repotted that   Lhe'Ruth  lias been sold for .SliO.OOl).  LATEST  INTELLIGENCE!  .lack Frost to be opened-to the public.  .-HUK-H NOTJCKS.  THE TRAMWAY'AXD   SMELTER.  ; Sunday,-  j      ClCUKCl!   OK  111   a.   m. and  I munion at H a.  December 22, 1S05.  ." *  Enc.i_.ano.    Services at.  7.1-50 p._ m.    Holy Com  in.  There is some  Lhe Hall Mines  Ropes werebrought aud fastened  ock I  ., engine, wincn went-j  slowly'ahead aud niiiid the excited yells '  of the   crowd   the   main   building "was  pulled down 50 minutes  from the commencement of.the work.  The whistle of the large engine of the  N. & S. was now heard, and shortly  afterwards the traiD came into the yard".  Messrs. Marpole, D. McGillivray, Lawrence, Johnson and a few passengers  descended and .quietly viewed the scene  Supt. McGraw shouted for his men and  told them to line up and  throw anvone  difficulty in   getting  Tramway  into  good  running order.    Fist of all some of the  pulleys were found to be defective owing to bad   work  on  the part  of the  t   foundary which"supplied them  to the  contractors.   The recent cold snap has  interfered  with the adjustment of the  tension*,'.- most delicate 'matter.    The  result hnsbeen the capsizing of two of  the towers.    Tn ordinary weather this  could be remedied in a few  hours but  the same   work, has  to  be  performed  now in about four feet of snow  which I  makes a very considerable diU'emice. .  The tramway has shown   that it will I  woik   satisfactorily, and as soon   as  those  mechanical  defects  can  be put;  straight it will be running again. ;  Meanwhile the work* at the smelter  Services  lay School  back who attempted to cros3  the line at  point E but no attempt was made to do j are all but complete and *,, ill be quite  so.   After looking over tlie ground   and  reatly by the pl.opose(i date 1st Jan.  j      PliESKYTliKIAN   CiU'KCII.  ! at 11 a. m. and 7 p. in.    Sum  ��������� (Union; at..2.30. Prayer meeting Thur.,  : day  "evening  at    S   p.    m.   Christian  ! Kndeavoi Society meets every Monday  !��������� evening at 8 o'clock.  Catholic Ctitntcii. Services first  ' and second Sundays of the month at  . Nelson.   -Mass at 10.30. Ve.-pe.rs at 7.3<>.  Mkthodist Co-HCii, Corner Silica  and .lo'.ephine Streets. Services at 11  a. in. and 7.30 p. m. Morning subject :  "The Adaptability of the Gospel."  Sunday School al 2.30 p. m.  "    CHRISTMAS DAY.  Ciij-uch ok I'A'ci.axij -Choral  morning service at 11 a. m., followed  by Holy Communion. ';  Methodist CiiUKcn���������Seivices will  be held at 11a. in.  Lieul. Col. Prior, M. P. for Victoria,  has been ollVred and has accepted  the position of Controller of Inland  Revenue in t he. Dominion Ministry.  This position' has become vacant on  account of its previous occupant taking the place of Mr. Clarke Wallace as  Controllerof Customs. Both controllers  will he sworn in as members of the  Privy Council but will not be Cabinet  Ministers. Col. Prior will have at  ; once to seek re-election from his constituents   befcue returning to Ottawa.  ,     On Monday last" the Cauchon   Block  . at Winnipeg was almost  entirely" des-  '; troyed liy fire    The fire'was discovered "  I about (i a.  tn.     The stairs  weie soon  ��������� destroyed   and over   100  people    who  were in the block "were   rescued  from  the   windows  of  the  top  story.     All  i.escaped in their night clothe.-, with the  ���������exception of Major T.   II. Motic<* and  |.his   wife.     The Major   expired    from  ��������� bit flora i ion shortly after being rescued  and  tlie charred  bod;,- "of  his wife  was found in the ruins next day.   Miss  Talbot   was  badly  burned  about  the  face and   Mr.   and   .Mrs.  C.   E.   Baby-  were injured by jumping fiom  a  window., The Hon. Joseph Martin   with  his   wife and   daughter  were   among  those  who  escaped   in   scant   attire.  The building  was   insured   for $10,00(1  and the loss is only estimated   at half  I that sum.  I THE MINER [Christmas Number], SATURDAY, NELSON, B. C, DECEMBER 21, 1895.  INFLUENCE OF FIRE.  THE   EFFECT    IT    HAS    UPON    WILD  BEASTS AND   BIRDS.  1'_.<-<! |������y Hunter- Mini Travelers as a Pro-  t������-<-:_.->ii���������Darwin's K*.|M_ri<_iice With the  Monkey und tilt; Candle ��������� ltlrdN Fascinated by a Campfir-:.  While it is impossible to ascertain  what various animals think of. tiro, if  they think about it at all, there is no  doubt that they regard it, as containing  an element of danger to themselves. In  every 001111117 where fiorcu carnivorous  animals abound the hunter understands  that his surest protection from their  fury is found in a bright fire. In ono of  Gordon Cunmiings' hooks of hunting  adventures in South Africa he relates a  story of tho death of a native who was  ckilled by a lion. The man, with a companion, was making a journey through  a district where lions abounded and  noticed that the twain wero being tracked by a giant king of the forest, and his  mate. Knowing the habits of the lion,  and that the animal was very loath to  attack by day or when a fire was burning, the travelers, when they halted for  tho night, built a roaring fire and agreed  that ono should stay awake to keep it  burning. They had no firearms, and  their condition was perilous in the extreme, for by the light of the fire they  could see the eyes of tho two lions like  glowing balls in the forest near by, but  so long as the fire blazed the animals  came no nearer.  Toward morning, however, the one  whoso duty it was to feed the fire, overcome by weariness, fell into a doze, the  five burned low, and as soon as its flames  ceased to flicker there was a rush, a  bound, and the lion carried away his  companion, grasping him by the shoulder, throwing the body over his back  and galloping off liko a cat with a  mouse. Tragedies of this kind are numerous in Africa and Asia, but everywhere result from carelessness, lack of  fuel or absence of firearms, for neither  the lion, tiger, panther nor any other  animal of the cat tribe can bo induced  by hunger to rush into a bright light  after its prey. No doubt the dislike of  light has something to do with it, for all  these animals are nocturnal, but the fear  of fire is probably quite as potent a factor, o  The curiosity of the monkey is forever getting him into trouble. He will  investigate anything, no matter what,  and in his pursuit of knowledge will  just as quickly and readily put his fingers into the fire as into the water. Darwin tells of a monkey with which he  amused himself by encouraging the animal to imitate certain actions of his  own, the results of which he knew very  well would be disastrous to tbe simian.  The naturalist lighted a candle, and in  the presence of the monkey, snuffed it  with his fingers. Leaving the caudle  burning, Darwin went away to a place  whence, he could watch the animal's  actions without himself beiug observed.  The monkey of course snuffed the candle and burned his fingers, but could  never bo induced to repeat tho experiment, and indeed, after that occasion,  could with difficulty he persuaded to remain in tho room with a lighted candle,  seeming to regard it as a sort of malevolent fetich or demon that was called into existence for the special injury of  monkeys. It is said by naturalists, however,-that not all monkeys have this extravagant fear of fire. In the forests of  Africa monkeys have often been seen on  cold mornings warming themselves at  the embers of fires left liy travelers, and  apparently greatly enjoying the genial  heat of the coals. Glad as they wero to  avail themselves of tho warmth, however, they had not, sense enough to understand that the fire could be kept up,  aud though material in jhe_sliape_of_  "dried' branches and fallen wood was  abundant in the immediate vicinity thoy  made no effort to collect fuel and maintain tho fire.   ,  All kinds of birds are attracted by fire  and light. In Herndou's "Valley of the  Amazon" there is a queer paragraph detailing the effect produced on the feathered inhabitants of thoso tropical forests  by tho campfires lighted every night by  the party. Traveling as they did for a  considerable part of the timo through an  'uninhabited jungle, it isquite possible  tbat most of the birds-had never before  seen the light of a fire, and as soon as  . the blaze*began to shine through the  'leafy arcades the birds, and particularly  the parrots, dropped everything and  came'to look into the matter. Tbey camo  in thousands, the trees in tho vicinity  were loaded down with them, and scores  of throats poured forth opinions on the  subject, all offhand and purely extemporaneous, but none tho less voluble or  loudly expressed. The uproar raised by  - the parrots was sometimes deafening.  They camo as close as they dared, form-'  ed a circle in the trees at a few feet distant and shouted to one another about  the matter until sleep for the party was  out of the question. Shooting at theni  and killing a few of the number were  tried, and with" good effect, for the rest  . icattered instantly, but only to return  in ten minutes and renew the discussion  as vociferously as evjpr. The party could  not stay awake all l.igbt to shoot parrots, and so it. became, necessary after  tlie meal was cooked to let the lire go  down as low as possible and set sentinels  to guard against thc approach of wild  beasts.'���������St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  An Efficient Cleaner.  The sand blast is used extensively in  England for the removal of molding  land, scale.etc, from stool, iron and  h-ass castings, forgings, plates and for  cleaning tho stonework of public buildings. Tho air pref-suro employed is from  eight to ten pounds per square inch.  Chilled iron globules instead of quartz  or flint sand are used with good results, and tlio surface thus prepared ia  roady for tinning, galvanizing, plating,  bronzing, painting, etc.", the innumerable little indentations causing the protecting materials to adhorcwilh greater  force. This method of cleaning castings  acts Avith equal rapidity and thoroughness upon flat, curved, angular and indented surfaces. Small castings are  placed in a slowly rotating barrel,  through which tho blast is directed so  that no portion of tho surfac'o escapos  the action of the sand. One hundredweight of castings can bo cleaned in  from 10 to 15 minutes with a blast  created by two horsepower and the same  weight of small forgings and stampings  in fxom 20 to 80 minutes.���������.Exchange.  AmonitlcH of War.  Archibald Forbes, iu an article in  Scribner's Magazine, says that tho abstract theory of the "amenities of war"  is preposterous. You strain every effort  to reduce your adversary to impotence.  He falls wounded, whereupon, should  he como into your hands, yon promptly  devote all your exertions to saving his  life and restoring him to health aud  vigor in order that he may go homo and  swell tho ranks of your enemy. This is  uo doubt humanity, but it is supremely  illogical.  Marbot recounts in his memoirs perhaps the most absurd application ever  made of the theory of tho "amcnilics. "  In tho battle of Austerlitz a body oi  beaten Russians, about 5,000 strong,  strove to escape across' tho ice on the  Satschan lake. Napoleon ordered his artillery to fire on the ico, which was  shattered, and men and horses slowly  settled down into tho depths, only a few  escaping by means of poles am. ropes  thrown out from shore by the French.  Noxt morning Napoleon, riding round  the positions, saw a wounded Russian  officer clinging to an ice floe 100 yards  out and entreating help. The emperoi  became intensely interested in tho sue  cor of the man. After many failure*-  Marbot aud another officer stripped anci  swam out, gradually brought the ict-  floe toward the shore and laid the Rus  siau at Napoleon's feet.  The emperor evinced more delight at  this rescue than he had manifested when  assured of the victory of Austerlitz. Ho  had ho. compunction as to thc fate of  tho unfortunates whom his artillery  practice of the day before had sent to  their death.  The Story of ������ Relic Shown at Turin.  Visitors to Turin who have soeu the  celebrated Chapel of. St. Ludona.  which adjoins the Royal palace, must  have noticed on ouo of tho altars a glass  shade under which is placed a relic as.  a testimony of a miracle wiought. This  medal has a story. In November, J878,  when King Humbert's life was attempt'  ed by Passanaute at Naples, Queen Mar-  gherita wore fastened to it chatelaine at  her waist a small silver horn, which  Italians wear, against the jettatura, or  evil eye. Just at the moment whon the  would bo murderous attack took place  Queen Margherita was seized wit/a such  terrible convulsions that she held this  littlo silver ornament so tightly in her  hand that it left an impression in her  soft white fingers, and only aftor several hours could it be moved, when it was  religiously preserved.  Among tho various ways in which  the sovereign wished to show her gratitude to the Madonna ior having saved  Ler husband's lifo was to havo tho silver horn mado iuto a medal, on one  side of which watt engraved, ' 'P<;r Grazia  Eecevuta," and under tho date, on the  dtherls"iao7"i]"r_^  gina." This medal is now dedicated to  tho royal chapel at Turin."���������London So  ciety. "        '  Effective Courtesy.  There's a bit of courtesy extended iu  at least ono of the biggest dry goods.,  stores in'the city in tlio way of receipt,  ing bills that docs not pass unappreciated by thoso fortunate enough to receive it. *���������  "In the office of thi/stqro there is at  least ono ciuployco whose services mnsl  be valuable to the firm. Every receipted  bill that comes"from his hand is inscribed with a simple '.'Thank you! ' ii.  the right hand corner.  *  The   words,   unimportant iii  thom-  (���������olvcii, havo a magic effect upon tho patrons of  tho store and invoke a kindly  j fueling that surely must induco them lo  i return again, and again mako purchase:'  irWhero paying bills even is a pleasure,  i because   thero   is  somo   consideration  ' shown tho debtor:        "    -   -���������  [    ; Courtesy,-goes a  great way-in   this  world and is a valuable adjunct to one*  character. ���������Buffalo News.  A-la. \'LM:Kli C'LAQtS AND JIIN'TNG  J-\. L(!ii������i']inliN k'fjnlly liuld in [lie; ])islri_;l  may Im liiiil iivur froin loth Ociober, 18!l">, to I In:  It-t .hen., is..::.  NAJ'OLKON li'lTZSTUPU'S.  (i'i)l(l -Oiiimi.ssi-m.1'.  Nelson. M. V.. Nov. _.':.. IS'.lU. C2I5)  NOTICE.  In tho County Court of Kootenny, Holden at  at Hi, Ka.-t Crossing of llit* Columbia River.  hi liic iimllur of John 1). 5Ic_MilIaii, D-ceuscd,  and in tho mailer of U10 Ollicial Adniin-  irnlor's Acl; dated the 2-iul Day of  October, A. 1). ISM.  Ufinn reading the. tillidnvils of Koherl. __������_"���������:-  Dniinld. John D. "Moon: mid John JlcPhee,  it is ordered that James Kori'iison Arinst.-on;,',  Ollicial AilininisM-alor for the County Conn.  District of Kootenny, shall be Administrator  of nil and singular ihe goods, chattels and  credits of Jnlin 1. McMillan. Deceased.  And that this order he published for sixty  days in the Nelson Mixi'it news. upor.J  (Signed 1      WM. WARD SI'IXKS,  J.  The creditors of John D. McMillan. Info of  Kaslo city, in ihe District of Kootenay. I''i''-'e  Miner, Deceased, are required williin sixly  days of this date 10 forward by registered loiter addressed to James Ferguson Armstrong,  Ollicial Administrator, Donald. U. C. full *.iir-  ticulars of their claims and the scuuvitieslif  nnvHicld by them. After lho expiration of tlie  said sixty days the said administrator will  proceed with lhe distribution of thosiiid estate,  having regard to those claims only of which he  shall have had notice.  Dated al Donald, li. C, this 2nd day of  November. I Kin.  J. F. AllMSTHONG.  1212. 2.'l. 11, 5) Ollicial  Adiiiinisl.i'alor.  II...= 1 K DKWDN/I-Y,  CANADA,  l'KOVTXCi; OF BKITJ.-I1   COLUMBIA.  VICTOKIA, by lho Grace of Gori, of lhe 1,'niicd  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.  Qui-i.n. Defender of the 1'aith. etc., etc.  To Our faillitul the members elected (0 serve  in the Legislative Assembly of Our* Province of Jlvitish Columbia at Our Ciiy of  Victoria���������Ui ���������'������������������-���������TiNu.  A   PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Kuuu-s, 1 V.'1  11''-I'l-: Ad   We are  Attorney-General./ vV desirous ami resolved as soon as may be, to meet Our people  of Our Province of Hritisli Columbia, audio  have their'iulvice in Oar Legislature :  NOW KNOW YE, (hat for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration the ea-e and convenience of our loving  subjects. We ha\e thougnl. Hi, by and with tho  advice of Our Kxoculive Council of the  Province,of Hritisli  Columbia, to hereby con  ...1., .1     hi-    1 li,.../.    i,.',i.-i.ii( __���������    rtti ii*ii 11    I'nn     ���������! 1 if 1  GROCERIES AND STAPLES.  We take this opportunity of  Patrons the Compliments of the  them that Our Stock is Larger  it has ever been before. In Our  have everything in Christmas  name and a full line of Staples.  Wishing our Friends and  Season and of informing  and more Complete than  Grocery Department we  Groceries that you can  Among the Seasonable Goods in Our Hardware  Department are SKATES. A Complete Assortment, both  in Ladies' and Gents' Sizes at prices from $1.50 to $5.00  per pair.    During the last few weeks we have been unable to  fill orders for the famous "QUEEN" Stoves (for which we  are Sole Agents) as fast as they have been coming in.  but we have now a Large Stock and can fill all orders  promptly.    Full Lines of Crockery and Glassware, Paints and Oils.  I   10\1MC0,U1   IUH.1.--.M    \,.JI ...li-I.W    i.w    u-i-iij    w.ir  voke. mat by these presents enjoin you. and  each of vou, that on Thursday, the Twenty-  third day of the month of January, one  thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, you  meel b's in Our said Legislature or Parliament  of Oar said Province, at Our City of Victoria,  FOR THK DISPATCH OF liU'SINKSS, to  treat, do,act and conclude upon those things  which in our Legislature or the .Province of  i'rit.isb Columbia bv the Common Council of  Our said Province may, by the favour of Cod,  be ordained.  In* Testimony AVui'i'i-.or, wc have caused  these Ourl-etters lobe made Patent, and  lho Great Seal of" the said Province to bo  hereunto allixed : \Vit.nlsss, the Honourable Edgar Pkwi.nkv, .Licutcnanl-  Oivernor of Our said Province of Hritisli  Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, iu Our  ��������� said Province, this fifth day of December,  in the year of Our Lord one thousand  eight hundred and ninety-live, and in the  lifly-nimh year of Our Reign,  liv Command,  JAMES BAKER,  (251) Provincial fcecrctarj  N'OTICE is hereby given, that application  will be made tothe Legislative Asseiiiblj-  of the Province of Hritisli Columbia, at its  next Session by lho Lillooet, Fraser River and  Cariboo" Cold fields. Limited, a Company incorporated in Kngland under the Companies  Act _SI>- to ISilO (Jmperial), on__thc_2olli_ day of.  7vpTiiriS!)."f6r ah Act eoiifirming. and conferring upon it. the power.-, cf the said Company as the same appears in the memorandum  and'artieles of association deposited in England  with fhe Registrar of Joint' Slock Companies,  and giving the said Company power t o acquire,  hy location or otherwise, and to hold iu ins own  name, any number of Mineral Claims, whether  situate on the same vein, or elsewhere, and to  apply for and obtain mining leases, of any urea  in cx'lent.'or io purchase or to otherwise acquire  thc same, and lo consolidate any of such leases  or mineral claims, and hold any water rights  that mav be hereafter acquired, as appurtenant  'tothe whole, or any part ofthe applicants'  property so to he acquired: and to do all such  things as aro incidental or conductive tothe  'attainment of tlie above objects, or any of  theni.-- . *    ������������������  ' Daled at Victoria.  13,   C.this 2oth day of  November. A. D. IS)-.  -  McPinu.ip's, Wonrro.v S? I'ai'nahi*.  (252) Solicitors for ihe Applicants.  Quick Wooing.  He was an artist at sleight of hand,  a song and danco lady sho. They met  at 1, they loved at 2, they married at  half past 3. A brief, brief dream of  ���������wedded bliss, then she criticised his  tricks.: They wrangled at 4, they quarreled at 5 and parted forever at ..���������  London Answers.   Untrained monkeys brought $10 each  in Venice in tho sixteenth century. If  trained, they were much more expensive, the price depending on the amount  of th������ -raining. ,.  I The. West End.  ! Why is it that in most of tho cities of  i tho world fashion makes its home in the  : northwestern quarter? Why is it that.  j tho "west end" is so often thcaristocrat-  ; >j section of tho city and "oast side"  | und "south side" so often the l-csideficc-  ; of tlio poorer classes? It is a fact, and  j thero is a ruling cause for it. Is it this���������  I that the-prevailing winds of the earti  ; aro northwesterly? They aro iu gouerul  \ northwesterly, and their tendency is to  '.blow the dust, smoke and odors of a  ' city to its eastern or southern side. This;  makes tho opposite quarter the moro de  i sirablo for residence. ��������� Philadelphia.  j Press.  An Awful Threat.  j     "John," said "Mrs.  Bossman, "it is  i Jimo yon woro iri bed.  If you don't turn  j ihe light down, the first thing you know  , the baby will be awake."  ;     "Pshaw!" said Mr. Bossman.    "The  ! light won't wake him. "  j     "No. but I'll wake him myself."  i"   The prospect was too appalling.    He  , neekly did as he was hid.���������Cincinnati  ; Unbone.  TURNER $ KIRKPATRICK. i  LOOK AT THIS LIST!  *        OLD 'SANTA CLAUS  COULDN'T CABRY HALF OF IT, BUT :  SIMPSON & COMPANY  Carry it All.  EATING and COOKING APPLES, LEMONS, NAYEL ORANGES,  PEAKS, NUTS, CANDIES,  BUTTER and EGGS  CHICKENS, DUCKS. GEESE, TOMS AND CRANBEHES,  FRESH SALMON, LAKE WINNIPEG WHITE FISH,  COD, HALIBUT, JOHN DORY imfl 0YS1EBS.  ii  ������  Christmas Comes fad Once a Year  "'[ But zvhen it Comes it Brings Good Cheer  to  Try their! Specially Imported High Grade Cigars for Christmas Presents.  A BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTICLE!  AND A GOOD ONE, TOO.  BY  I  The yictoria-Phoenix  BREWINGS  COMPANY'S  (0F VICTORIA, B. C.) '.  Is to be Had in Leading Hotels and  Saloons Throughout the Kootenay  District.  Ask for It.  r  M THE MINER "[Christmas Number],  NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1895.  In t-xe Name "of the Lav  Ey STANLEY-J..WEYMAN.  [Copy vjkM. ���������������, ..."), by the Author.]  On tho moorl* d abovo tho old gray  villago of Or*:tor .:, in Finistoro���������Finis-  tore, thn most westerly provinco of  Brittany���������stmids :i cottage, built, as all  the cottages'in that country aro, of  rough hov.'ii sruncs. lt is a poor, rudo  placo today, hut it wore an aspect far  moro rudo and pviinitivo 100 years ago  ���������say on an August, day in tho year  17011, witan a man issued from tho doorway, and, shading his eyes from the  noonday sun, gazed long and fixedly in  , the direction of a narrow rift which a  few score paces away breaks tho monotony of tho upland level. This man was  tall and thin and unkempt, his features  , expressing a mixture of cunning and  simplicity. Ho gazed awhile in silence,  bnt at length uttered a grunt of satisfaction as tho figuro of a woman rose  gradually inlosight. Sho camo on slow-  '���������'", in a stooping posture, dragging be-  -i'.id her a groat load of straw, which  '���������impletoly hid tho littlo sledgo on which  it rested, and which was attached to her  waist by a ropo of twisted hay.  The iignro of a woman���������rather of a  girl. As she drew nearer it could bo seen  that hor checks, though brown and sunburned;' wero as smooth as a child's.  She looked scarcely 18. Her head was  bare, and her short petticoats, of some  ooarso stuff, left visible bare feet thrust  into wooden shoos. She advanced with  hor head .beiit and her shoulders strained  forwards hor face dull and patient.  Onco, and onco only, when the man's  eyes left her for a moment, sho shot at  him a look of scared apprehension, and  later, when sho camo abreast of him,  her breath coming and going with her  exortions, he might havo seen, had he  looked closely, that licr strong brown'  limbs wero trembling under her.  But tho man noticed nothing in his  impatienco and only chid her for her  slowness. "Whoro havo you been dawdling, lazy bones?" he cried.  Sho murmured, without halting, that  the sun was hot.  "Sun hot!" lie retorted. "Jeauno is  lazy, I think! Won Dion, that I should  havo married a wifo who is tired by  noon! I had better havo loft you to that  never do well, Pierro Bounat. But I  have nows for you, my girl."  Ho lounged after her as bo spoke, his  low, cunning face���������tho face of tho worst  kind of French peasant���������flickering .with  cruel pleasure as ho saw how she started at Jiis words. Sho made no answer,  however. Instead she drow her load  with increased vehemence toward one  of tho two doors which led into the  building. "Well, well, I will tell you  presently," ho called aftor her. "Be  quick and come to dinner." ,  He entered himself by tho other door.  Tho houso was divided into two chambers by a breast high partition of wood.  Tho brie room served for kitchen. The  other, now half full of straw, was barn  And granary, fowlhouso and dovecot,  in one. "Bo quick!" he called to her.  Standing in tho houscrooin ho could see  her head as sho stopped to unload the  straw.  In a moment sho came in, her shoos  clattering on tho floor. Tho perspiration  stood in great beads on her forehead and  showed how littlo sho had deserved his  reproach. Sho sat down silently, avoiding his eyes, but ho thought nothing of  this. It was uo now thing. It pleased  him, if anything.  "Well, my Jeanne," he said in his  gibing tone, ' 'aro you longing for my  newsy"  The hand sho stretched out to\vard  the pitcher of cider, which, with black  bread and onions, formed their meal,  shook, hut sho answered simply, "If  you please, Michel."  ���������������������������������������������'���������WclI.-fcho-Giroudiiis have-been -boat-  en, my girl, and are flying all over, the  country. -That is tho news. Master  - Pierro is among them, I do not doubt, if  ho has not been killed already. I wish  he would como''this way." *l  -* "Why?" sho asked suddenly, looking  up at last, a flash of light iu her gray  eyes. :;.  "Why?" ho repeated, grinning across  tho tablo at her.   "Because ho would bo  'worth   5   crowns  to 1110.    There is  5  crowns, I am told, oh tho head of every  . Girondin who" has  been  in  arms, my  girl.'"   "  Tho French revolution, it will bo understood, was at ils height. Tho mora  moderate and-constitutional Kepublic-  -IpF-*  .���������"!  Tcllicr hent over him.  ans���������tho Girondin-, as they were called  ���������worsted in Paris by the Jacobins and  the mob, had'-lately tried to raiso tho  provinces against the capital, and to this  end had drawn together at Caen, near  the border-of Brittany. They had beon  defeated, however, and the Jacobins,  in this month of August, were preparing to take a ��������� fearful vengeance at onco  on them and the "Royalists. Thejeifu  of terror had begun. Even to such a  boor as this, sitting over his black bread,  tho revolution had come home,.and in  common with 'many a thousand others  ho wondered what he could mako of it.  The girl did not answer, even by tho  look of contempt, to whioh he had be-  como accustomed and for which ho hated her, and ho repeated: "Five crowns!  Ah, itis mouey. that is! Mon Dien!','  Then, with a sudden exclamation, ho  sprang up.   "What is that?" he cried.  Ho had been sitting with his back to  tho barn, but he turned now so as to  faco it. Something had startled him���������a  rustling in tiie straw behind him.  ."What is that?" ho said, his hand on  the table, his faco lowering and watchful.  Tho girl had risen also, and as the  last word passed his lips sprang by  him, with a low cry, and aimed a frantic blow with her stool at something he  could not soe.  "What is it?" ho asked, recoiling.  "A rat!"   sho  answered, breathless.  And sho aimed another blow at it.  "Where?" ho asked fretfully. "Whero  Is it?" Hi" snatehod his stool, too, and  at that moment a rat darted out of the  straw, ran nimbly between his legs and  plunged into a hole .by the door. Ho  Hung the wooden stool after it, but, of  3ourso, in vain. "It was a rati" he  said as if beforo ho had doubted it. h  ��������� "Thank God!" she muttered. She was  shaking all over.  Ho stared at her in stupid wonder.  What did sho mean? What had come to  her? "Havo you had a sunstroke, my  girl?" ho said suspiciously.  Hernut 'brown face was a shade less  brown than usual, but sho met his eyes  boldly and said, "No," adding an explanation which for tho moment satisfied him. But he did not sit down agafn.  "When she went out, ho went also. And  though, as she retired slowly to tho rye-  fields and work, she repeatedly looked  back at him, it was always to find his  eyes upon her. When this had happened  half a dozen times, a thought struck  him. "How now?" he muttered. "Tha  rat ran out of the straw!"  Nevertheless he still stood gazing after hor, with a cunning look upon his  features, until she disappeared over the  edge of the rift, and then he crept back  to tho door of tho barn and stole in out  of the sunlight into the cool darkness of  the raftered building, across which a  dozen rays of light wero shooting,.laden  with dancing motes. Inside he stood  stock still until he had regained the uso  of his eyes, and then ho began to peer  round him. In a moment he found what  ho sought. Half upon and half hidden  by tho straw lay a young man in the  deep sleep of utter exhaustion. His face,  which bore traces of more than common  beauty, was now white and pinched.  His hair hung dank about his forehead.  His clothes were in rags, and his feet,  bound up in pieves torn at random from  his blouse, wero raw and bleeding. For  a short while Michel Tellier bent over  him, remarking these things with glistening eyes. Then tho peasant stolo out  again. "It is 5,crowns!" ho muttered,  blinking in tho sunlight. "Ha, ha! Fivo  crowns!"  Ho looked round cautiously, hut could  seo no sign of his wife, and after hesitating and pondering a minute or two  ho took the path for Carbaix, his native astuteness leading him to saunter  slowly along in his ordinary fashion.'  After that tho moorland about the cot-  tago lay seemingly deserted. Thrice, at  intervals, tho girl dragged home her  load of straw, but each time she seemed  to linger in tho barn ho longer than was  necessary. Michel's absence, though it  was unlooked for, raised no suspicion in  her breast, for ho would frequently go  down to tho villago to spend tho afternoon. The sun sank lower, and the shadow of tho great monolith, which, standing on tho highest point of the moor,  about a mile away, roso gaunt and black  against a roseate sky, grow longer ahd  longer, and then, as twilight fell, tho  two coining home met a few paces from  tho cottage. Ho asked somo questions  about the work she had been doing, and  Bho answered briefly. Then, silent and  -nucoiumunicativcrthey"went"in"togeth~'  er." Tho girl set the bread and cider on  thc table, and, going to the great black  pot which had been simmering all day  upon the firo, poured some broth into  two pitchers. It did not escape Michel's  frugal eye that thero was still a littlo  broth left in tho bottom of the pot, and  this induced a new-feeling iu .him���������  anger. When his. wifo hailed him by a  sign to tho meal, ho went instead to tho  door aud fastened it. T-henco ho went  to tho comer and picked up tho wood  chopper, and, armed with this, camo  back to his scat."       _  Tho girl watched his movements, first  with surpriso and  then with secret terror.   The  twilight was come, and tho '  cottago was  almost  dark, and sho was j  alone with  him,  or, if not  alone,c yet  with  no ono near who could  help her. ���������  Yet sho met his grin of triumph brave- I  ly.   "What is this?" sho said.  "Why do'  you want that?''  "For the rat," he answered grimly,  his eyes on hers.  "Why not uso your stool?" she strove  to murmur, her heart sinking.  '.'Not for this rat," he answered. "It  might not do, my girl. Oh, I know all  about it," ho continued. "I have been  down to the village aud seen the mayor,  and ho is' coming up to fetch him';"  He nodded toward the partition, and  lho knew that her secret was known.  "It is Pierre," she said, trembling  violently and turning first crimson and  then white.   ''  "I know it, Jeanne. It was excellent  of you! Excellent! It is long since you  havo done such a day's work."  "You will not give him up?" . .  "My faith, I shall!" he answered, affecting and perhaps- really .feeling wonder at her simplicity. "He is 5 crowns',  girl! You do not understand. He is  worth 5 crowns and the risk nothing at  all."  If he had been angry or shown anything of the fury of tho suspicious husband, if  he  had been   about to do this i  out of jealousy or  revenge, Hhe  would J  have  quailed   beforo  him, though   she  ing eyes.  "I shall warn him," she said  "It will not help him," ho answered,'  sitting still and  feeling the edge c.C thc  hatchet with his fingers.  "It  will  help  him,"   sho  rotor;ed  "Ho slip. 11 go.   Ho shall  esci'.po before*���������  they come.''  "I have locked tho doors!"  "Givo mo tho key!" she panted.  "Give ma tho key, I say!" Sho had risen and was standing before him, her  figure drawn to its full height. Ho rose  hastily and retreated behind the'table,  (till retaining tho hatchet in his grasp,  "Stand back!" he said sullenly. "You  may awaken him, if you plcaso, my  girl. It will not avail him.  Do you not  had done him no wrong save the wrong  of mercy and pity. But his spirit was  too mean for the great passions. He felt  only the sordid ones, which to a woman  are tho most hateful. And instead of  quailing she looked at him with flash-  Thcn she said, "He is not fit to die."  anderstaud,   fool,   that  ho  is worth  5  srowns? And listen I   It is too late now.  They are here!"  .- A blow fell on the door as he spoke,  and ho stepped toward it. But at that  despair moved her, and sho threw herself upon him and for a moment wrestled with him. At last, with an effort,  he flung hor off, and brandishing his  weapon in her face kept her at bay.  "You vixen!" he cried savagely, retreating to the door, with a pale cheek  and his eyes still on her, for ho was an  arrant coward. "You deserve to go to  prison with him, you jadol I will have  you in thc stocks for this!"  She loaned agaiust tho wall whero  she had fallen, her white, despairing  face seeming almost to shine iu the  darkness of tho wretched room. Meanwhile the continuous murmur of men's  voices outside could now bo heard,'mingled with tho ring of weapons,' and the  summons for admission was again and  again repeated, as if those without had  no mind to be kept waiting.  "Patience, patience! I am opening!"  he cried. Still keeping his face to her,  ho unlocked the door and called on tho  men to enter. "He is in the straw, M.  le Mayor!" bo cried in a tono of triumph, his eyes still on his wife. "Ho  will givo you no trouble, I will answer  for it! But first give me my 6 crowns,  mayor.   My 5 crowns!"  He still felt so much fear of his wifo  that ho did not turn to see tho men enter and was taken by surpriso whon a  voico at his elbow���������a JJtrango voice���������  said: "Fivo crowns, my friend? For  what, may I ask?"  In his eagerness and excitement ho  suspected nothing, but thought only that  tho mayor had sent a deputy. "For  what? For tho Girondin!" ho answered  rapidly. Theu at last .he turned and  found that half a dozen men had entered, and that more were entering. To  his astonishment, they wero all strangers to him���������men with stern, gloomy  faces and armed to tho tc*_t li. Thero  was something so formidable in their  appearance that his voice faltered as he  added: "But where is the mayor, gentlemen?  I do not see him."  No one answered, but ia silence tho  last of the men���������there wero 11 in all���������  entered and bolted the door behind him.  Michel  Tellier peered at them in tho  .gloom_with_growing-alarm In-return  the tallest of tho strangers, who had entered first and seemed to be in command,  looked round keenly. At length this  man spoke. "So you havo a Girondin  here, havo you?" ho said, his voico curiously sweet and sonorous.  ' 'I was to have o crowns for him,''  Michel muttered dubiously.  "Oh, Potion," continued the spokesman to ono of his companions, "can  you kindle a light? It strikes mo that  we have hit upon a dark place."  Tho man * addressed took something  from his pouch. For a* moment thero  was" silence, broken only by tho sharp  sound of tho flint striking tho steel.  Then a sudden glare lit up tho dark iu-  terif.r and disclosed the group of cloaked strangers standing about tlio door,  tho light gleaming back from their  muskots and cutlasses. Michel trembled.  He had nover seen such mon as theso  beforo. True", they were wet and travel  stained aud had the air of thoso who  spend their nights in ditches and under,  haystacks. But thoir pale, stem faces  were set in indomitable resolve. Their  eyes glowed with a steady fire, and they  trod as kings tread. Their leader was a  man,of majestic height and beauty, and  in his eyes alono thero seemed to lurk  a spark of some lighter fire, as if his  spirit still rose above thc task which  had sobered his companions. Michel  noted all this in fear and bewilderment;  noted tho whito head and yet vigorous  bearing of the man who had struck the  light; noted even the manner in which  the light died away in the dim recesses  of the barn. u ���������  "And this Girondin���������is ho in hiding  hero?" said, the tall man.  "That is so, "Michel answered. "But  I had nothing, to do with hiding him,-  citizen. It was my wifo hid him in tho  straw there."  "And you gave notico of his presence  to the authorities?" continued the stranger, raising his hand to repress somo  movement among his followers.  "Certainly, or you would   not  have  been here," replied Michel, better satis-  i fied with himself.  j     The answer struck him down with an  ��������� awful terror.     "That does not follow,"  iaid  the  tall  man coolly, "for we are  Girondins!"  .'You are?"  'Without doubt," the other answer-  ! . '       j  ���������jel, witli majestic simplicity, "or thero  are no such persons.  This is Petion and  this Citizen Bu_ot.   Have you heard of  ._.ouvet? There he stands.  For me, I am I  Barbaroux." j  Michel's tongue seemed glued to tho  loof of his mouth. He could not utter a  word. But another could. On the far  side of tho barrier a sudden rustling was  heard, and while all turned to look���������  but with what different feelings!���������tho  palo faco of tho youth over whom Michel had bent in tho afternoon appeared  abovo tho,partition. A smile of joyful  recognition effaced for tho timo tho lines  of exhaustion. ��������� The young man, clinging i'or support to the planks, uttered a  cry of thankfulness. "It is you! Itis  really you! You aro safe!" ho exclaimed.  "We aro safe, all of us, Pierre," Barbaroux answered. "And now"���������and he  turned to Michel Tellier with suddou  thunder in his voico���������"this man whom  you would have betrayed is our guide,  let nio tell you, whom wo lost last night.  Speak, man, in your defense, if you can.  Say what you have to say why justico  shall not be done upon yon, miserablo  caitiff, who would have sold a man's  lifo for a few pieces of silver!"  Tho wretched peasant's knees trembled, and the perspiiuuon stood upon  his brow. He heard the voico as tlio  voico of a judge. He looked in thc stern  eyes of the Girondins and read only anger and vengeance. Then ho caught in  tho silence the sound of his wife weeping, for at Pierre's appoarance she had  broken into wild sobbing, and he spoke  out of tho base instincts of his heart.  "He was her lover," ho muttered. "I  swear it, citizens."  "He lies!" cried the man at the barrier, his face transfigured with rage. "I  loved hor, it is true, but it was before'  her old father sold her-to this Judas.  For what he would havo you bolievo  now, mv t.-goiids, it is false. I, too,  swear it." .  A murm-."' of execration broko from  tho group of Girondins. Barbaroux repressed it by a gesture. "What do you  say of this man?" he asked, turning to  them, his voice deep and solemn.  "Ho is not fit to live!" thoy answered  in chorus.  Tho poor coward screamed as he heard  the words, and flinging himself'on tho  ground ho embraced Barbaroux's knees  in a paroxysm of terror. But the judgo  did not look at him. Barbaroux turned  instead to Pierro Bounat. "What do  you say of him?" he asked.  "He is not fit to live, "said the young  mau solemnly, his breath coming quick  and fast. c.  "Aud yon?" Barbaroux continued,  turning and looking with his eyes of  fire at tho wife, his voice gcntlo and yet  more solemn.  A. moment before she had ceased to  weep and bad stood up listening and  gazing, awe and wonder in hor faco.  Barbaroux had to repeat his question  beforo she answered. Then sho said,  "He is not fit to die. "  There was silence for a moment, broken only by tho entreaties of the wretch  on the floor. At last Barbaroux spoke.  "Sho lias said rightly, " he pronounced.  "He shall live. They have put us out of  tho law and set a price on our heads,  but wo will keep the law. He shall live.  But, hark you," the great orator continued in tones which  Michel never for-  It fiasiicd into his mind that tfteflft were  tho J1 chief- of tho Girondins who:r_  ho had boon warned to keep watch i'or.'  He had come to catch a pigeon and had  c;!V.'���������'ht a ci-ow. Ho turned pale, and hit  eyes dropp jd. '' Who are���������who are these  gentlemen?" ho stammered in a ludicrously,altered tone.  "Some volunteers of Qnumpen, re  turning home,'' replied Barbaroux, with  ironical smoothness.  "You  havo  your  papers,  citizons?''  tho mayor asked  mechanically, and ho'  took a stop  hack  toward  the door and  looked over his shoulder.  "Here thoy aro!" said Petion rudely,  thrusting   a   packet   into   his   hands. .  "They aro in order. "  Tho mayor took them, and longing  only to soo the outsido of tho door pretended to look through them, his littlo  heart going pit-a-pat within him.  "They seem to be iu order," ho assented feebly. "I need not trouble you further, citizens. I came hero under a misapprehension, I find, aud I wish you a  good journey."  Ho knew, as ho backed ont, that he  was cutting a poor figure. Ho would  fain havo mado a more dignified retreat.  But beforo theso men, fugitives aud outlaws as they were, ho felt, though he  was mayor of Carbaix, almost as small  a man as did Michel Tellier. These  were the men of tho revolution. They  had bearded nobles and pulled down  kings. There was Barbaroux, who had  grappled with Marat, and Petion, tho  mayor of tho Bastille. The little mayor  of Carbaix knew greatness when he saw  it. Ho turned tail and hurried back .to  his fireside, bis bodyguard 'not a whit  -behind-him.  Fivo minutes later tho men ho feared  and envied camo out also aud went  their way, passing in single file iuto the  darkness whioh brooded over tho great  monolith, beginning, brave hearts, another of the few stages which still lay  between theni and the guillotine. Then  in tho cottage there remained only Michel and Jeanne. She sat by the dying  embers, silent and lost in thought. He  loaned against the wall, his eyes roving  ceaselessly, but always when his gaze  met hers it foil. Barbaroux had conquered him. It was not until Jeanne  had risen to close the door and he was  alone that ho wrung his hands and muttered: "Five crowns! Five crowns gone  and wasted!"  THK END.    '  MORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC R. R,  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  'Sleeping Cars.  TO  /ST. PAVI.  Ml X.\ E.-l'OLI*  ItDMJTH  -*.4R<'0  i'UA.MI    t'OKKS  _IIOO-i_TO.V  HI\MI>E4'  ILKLK.VA IIIMl  \ ItlilTK  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  ('IIIVAttW  wasiiin4;t<),v  HIIILAIkKLl'lll..  XEW l'OKK  ItOSToV uiul nil  Point* KiiMi,  West and South.  *  "In the name of the law!"  got, "if a whisper escape you as to our  prosenco hero, or our names, or if you  wrong your wifo by word or deod, tho  life sho has saved shall pay for it.  - "Remember!" ho added, shaking Michel to and fro with a finger. "Tho arm  of Barbaroux is long, and though I bo  100 leagues away I shall know, and I  shall punish. Sobowaro! Now, riso and  live!".  The miserable man cowered back to  the wall, frightened to tho core of his  heart." Thc Girondins conferred awhilo  in whispers, two of thoir number assisting Pierre to cross tho barrier. Suddenly thero came���������and Michel trembled  anew as he heard it���������a loud knocking  at tho door. All started and stood listening and waiting. A voico outside  cried, "Open, open in* tho name of the  law!" ;���������  "Wc havo lingered too long, " Barbaroux muttered. "I should have thought  of this. It is tho mayor of Carbaix come  to apprehend our friend."  Again the Girondins conferred together. At.last, seeming to arrive at a conclusion, they ranged themselves on either side of thc door, and "ono of their  number opened it. A short, stout man,  girt with a tricolor sash and wearing a  huge sword, entered with an air of authority. Being blinded by tho light, he  saw hothing'outof the common and was  followed by four men armed with muskets. "  Their appearance produced an extraordinary effect on Michel Tellier. As tiiey  one  by one  crossed   the threshold   the  peasant.leaned forward, his face flushed, liis eyes gleaming, and counted them.  They were  only five.    And  the others  were 12.    He  fell -back, and from that  moment  his belief in   tho Giroudius'  ! power was clinched.  !     "Jn the name of the law!" panted the  j mayor.   "Why did you not"��������� Then ho  j stopped abruptly, his mouth remaining  | open.,   He found himself surrounded by  j a group of grim, silent mutes, with  J arms in their hands, and in a twinkling  Names of Plants and Flowers.  Nicotine conies from John Nicot, who  introduced tobacco into France in 1560.  An old name for tobacco was petuni, or  petuh; hence tho name petunia for that  flowering plant which is a species of tobacco. '���������  The boautiful camellia is so called  from tho Jesuit priest Kamcl, who first  brought it to Europo from Japan. Tho  lovely autumn flower, tho dahlia, is a  native of Mexico, but was first, cultivated in Europe by Dahl, a Swedish botanist. Lady Holland introduced it in  England by having it cultivated in the  French' garden of the celebrated Holland House, Kensington. Tho damask-  rose was brought to England by Dr.  Linaker, physician to King Henry Vlll.  Mignonette, which signifies "little  darling," is a native of northern Africa  and was first .cultivated in Europe in  tho royal gardens of Paris. In 1752  Lord Bateman introduced it in England.  The story of the weeping willow is  an interesting one. The'tree is a native  of Spaiu. In the reign of George II of  England Lady Suffolk received a pack-  ago from Spain iu wrapped in twigs of  willow. Pope, the poet, was present  when it was opened. Noticing that the  willow twigs wero still alive, Pope took  some of them to plant at Twickenham.  This is tlio origin of tho beautiful weeping willows that to this day ornament  -tho-borders-of��������� tho-Thamcs-at-Twickea-  ham.���������Philadelphia Press.  ���������/>'.'/-,.  For information,'time cards, maps and  call on or -write  H. jG. STIMMELY  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  . F. D.  GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash:  or  A.   P.  CHARLTON,  Assl. Gent. Pass. Agent, Port/and. Oregon.  Spokane Fafis &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Tli- Japs as Jokers.  The Japanese are a very polite people,  but they sometimes liko to play a joke  in a roundabout oriental way upon tho  men of tho west. Iu thc days of tho  second empire Baron Gros was sont to  Japan to demand the opening of certain  ports to French commerce. Among tho  rost ho named io the Japanoso ministers  a certain city. The Japaneso functionaries smiled so broadly when ho preferred tho request that tho French embassador asked theni to tell him what  gavo thorn so much amusement, hut instead of answering tho Japanese ministers said:  "Wo will open tho port in question,  my lord, if Franco in her turn will opon  a certain port to us."  "What pore is that?" asked tho  Frenchman.  ''Tho port of Liverpool." "  "But, "your excellencies,"  "Liverpool is not a French  an English one." *  -  ''Yes," ausworod tho Japaneso, "and  the nort you named is not in Japan, but  ii Korea."  The "French embassador was compelled to admit that the joke was against  him. ���������Exchange.  Sheppard R'y.  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Bponane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northpoit and Nelson.  Leave 8-12 a.m."NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  Trains leave Nel_on for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday aud Ficiday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays. Thousdays  aud satcI'days nt 7 a. m., and making  close connection by .S.S. 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"Nakusp" for Nakusp nnd Ituvcl-  stoke and Willi C. & K. Ky, for Kelson and  Lake points.  VOIITIirOKT-ritllL < KKKK K������I;TK  Sleaiiu r   V'l_ytt������n."  Leaves Trail Creok for Northport on Mondays, Wednesdays, I'bursdays andr.Salurdays  at j a.in  Lenv  Wednesci  p. in.  Connects at XorthporL with S. F. & X. Ky.  for Spokane.  vos Northport for Trail Creek Mondays,  losdays,   Thursdays-ami Saturdays at 1  A Test of Character.  An election is sometimes spoken of  as a test of character. Certainly a man  who can run the gantlet and come, out  unscathed in .reputation must have a  straight record. Tho unfairness of tho  election test lies in the fact that it is  the bad qualities of the candidates rath:  er than both their bad and good qualities that are held up. Such kinds of  tests are olevating neither to tho public  nor to the ordinary political lifo.  Tho writer always liked the reply of  an old   darky who  was unfortunately I  sentenced to imprisonment by the police 1  justice for soino petty offense.  "Well,   Sambo,"said   one  who  at-;  tempted to console him, "adversity tries  us and develops our better qualities.''  "Twau't dat. a-way, at all wid mo,  sah," replied Sambo lugubriously. "It  was't adwersity what tried me, sah,  but a ole fool judge, and ho-deweloped  all ob my bad qualities and none ob  my good ones."���������Boston Budget.  VKI.*iO.V.KA.-.I,������������ HOITK.-'Sir .VoIm.ii."  il  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo, Tue.-days at 5.30 p  ni.. Wednesdays at 2.30 p.m.. Tlinr-days nt5.;i0  ]). in., Fridays at S.I'O p. in.. Saturdays at j.'JQ p.  in. ConnectinK on Tuesdays. Thursdays and  liuturdnys Willi N. Ac F. S. Ky.. at Five ."Mile  I'oint for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Monday.- at.) a. ni.,  Wednesdays at '.i a. in.. Tlnir.-days nt S a. in.,  Fridays at :j a. in., .���������"atuiilays at S, a. m.  Connecting on Mondays. Wedne-days and Fri-  day.!ut Five Mile I'oint with X. & F. H. Ky.  for Spokane!  Connects with Columbia & Koo*en.iy  Kailwav at Xol-on for points north  and south.  ISO.WI'K-.-' I'l'KllY KOITE.���������Sir.   ".Vol������on."ft  Le.ivos Kuslo for Uonncr's Ferry, at 3 a.m.  on Monday:-.  Leaves XcIm-ii for Jionncr s Ferry, at 8 a.m.  on Mondays.  Leave- Homier'.- Kerry for l'ilot Dav, Xelaon  .Ainsworth anil Ka.-loon Tue.-days at 2 a. in. '  ,  Connects at ltoiiner's  Fcr.ry  with  I he Great  Northern Kail way for points east and west.  The riichl is reserved to chance this schedule  at any time without notice.  For ticket-, nuos. etc., apply at Companv _  ollice. Nelson. "  T. Aixax, J. VT. Tbocp,  Secretary. Manager. ���������"V"-*-.'  -T"-,  THE MINER [Christmas Number], SATURDAY, NELSON, B. C, DECEMBER 21,  1895.  HER OTHER SIDE.       Extremely Radical Sentiment. Churned to  Hetty, Green.  She is a motherly soul, this Mrs.  Hetty Green. She has a good, kind  heart, even if she is tho richest woman  in America.  She has a tendency to distrust people  on flrstJ acquaintance, but when one  gets to know her she is a cheory creature, and her worn face brightens np,  her eyes glisten, and she talks viva-  oiously.  She has a weakness for children and  is always trying, and trying with success, to mako friends of them.  The peoplo who know hor well, and  it is significant that a great many poor  poople know her well, will tell you that  Hetty Green is e.contric and whiinsi  sal, but that, after all, tiiey liko hor.  She is interesting.  Even a person who did not know who  ihe was would bestow a second glanco  apon this unfashionably clad and often  shabby woman if she passed by iu a  crowd.  "Tho poor have no chanco in this  nountry. No wonder anarchists aud socialists aro so Humorous. Tho longer we  live tho moro discontented we all get  ������ud no wonder too. Some blame the  rich, but all the rich are not to blame."  Thus spoke Mrs. Green when the  Brooklyn strike was at its height. Il  was a general conversation, and sho  was taking her share in it. The talk had  drifted from tho particulars of the case  to the generalities it involved, and Mrs.  Green was more radical than any one.  "But tho law must be uphold," remarked oue. ,,  "The law must be upheld, must it?"  repeated tho woman of millions scornfully. "Then why don't they begin at  the right end? Who begins to break the  law? The great railroad magnates.  There is Huntington. Be and his railroads and the men about him have been  grinding wealth out of the poor for years  and years and defying the authorities. But the militia are never sont  against him. When some poor starving  fellows get desperate and cars don't run,  how quickly they send the troops 1 I  will say, though, that the boys in the  militia are not to blame. Their sympathies aro always with the strikers. But  what can they do? They must obey orders."  "How would you remedy these  things?"  "How? Make these railroad magnates  obey the law or put them in prison. Let  the poor man break the law and see  how soon he gets into jail."���������Boston  Herald.     _^   A NOTABLE KENTUCKIAN.  Extraordinary Obituary Tribute to tli*  J_������t������ Alamander Martin of l_ackey.  Died, at the home of his brother, near  this place, on Jan. 10, Alamander Martin, io the seventy-ninth year of his age.  He was born in Ohio. Came with his  parents to Kentucky at au early age. He  ���������was well beloved by all who knew him.  He was a model iu the way of economy,  industry and honesty. His voice will no  more be heard by his many relatives  whom he so much loved and so faithfully served duriug sickness. We will  greatly miss him, but' pray the Lord to  reconcile us to this sad bereavement,  knowing that our loss in his eternal  gain. His funeral services were attended  by tbe Bev. William Cook, and a sermon was preached from the book of  God, after which a large concourse of  people followed his remains to their last  resting place, until called forth on the  resurrection morn. The following is a  ���������hart sketch of his life:  During Mr. Marti*.*'8 early lifo  The country was full of witches,  ' Ho carried a gun and butcher knife  ''    And wore the leather breeches.  .  But as time advanced  He changed hi3 pants,  Yet stiH preferred the leather. __  ~"~"      '   HewouUTb-ten tell  The way they would smell  In time of rainy weather  Be was a man of iron nerve,'  A voice loud and piercing.  His head was gray, his- spine curved,  Before he quit his cursing.  His latter days were days of peace,  ���������   A change in disposition.  As strength gave -way grace increased  And saved him from perdition. O  - Now ho sails on Zion'a ship,  No more pains from his poor old hip-  He is done with troubles hero below  And gone where all good mortals go.  ���������Catlettsburg Democrat.  Climb of the Pencil.  a A new fashion that is just beginning  to grow in voguo is that of writing letters iu pencil rather than with pen and  ink, and when once fairly established it  is doubtful whether anything bnt legal  documents and business papers. that  __nst bo preserved will ever bo propared  in the old stylo. Letters are generally  shorter nowadays than they formerly  were, und more hastily written, more  frequent and seldom worth keeping for  any length of time. They are not the  elaborate efforts of bygone days, that  were often cherished for their intrinsic  worth. The pencil, which is far more  convenient than the pen, is therefore  taking its place in the great mass of  casual correspondence. ��������� Kansas  City.  Times.   The Poor Fronted.  A novel scheme to provide bread for  the poor was recently successfully tested  in Flint, Mich. There were 150 competitors among the ladies of the city to  see who could bake the best- loaf, each  contestant to make three loaves, the  winner to receive a valuable prize and  the bread to be given to the poor.    The  ���������r winner of the contest was the wife of  the mayor. *    A Very Popular Loan. "  "It's all very well to talk about issuing bonds of $10 each; " remarked Mr.  Dukane,. "but that is not the way to induce women to buy.''  "What would you advise?" asked  Mr. Gaswell.  "Let Secretary Carlisle advertise the  bonds at $9.98, marked down ,f_o_a  $10.''���������Pittsburg Chronicle..  "DrXIE.'������  The V_ne Brought  Him Close to His Old  Kentucky Home.  This story is not new. It is. old in  point of date, though not in publicity.  It is true, however, or at least vouched  for as such by a New York man born in  the BOnth. And this is the way he told  It in Louisville some timo ago:  "What year was it that Pat Gilmoro's  band was playing in Madison Square  Garden for the last time? It doesn't matter.' It was the year beforo Gilmore's  death anyhow. I ought to remember th_  date, though, for one of your Louisville  boys caused me to remember every incident of a certain night that season.  I'll tell you all about it'if you like. "  The" question in tho Now Yorker's  words was drowned in tho tone that  vociferated his wish to tell tho story,  and it was called for by a polite chorus.  "I had been to a dinner part}* and  drifted into the Garden because I was  lonely and had seen everything at tho  theaters worth seeing. I didn't pay  much attention to the concert, and as I  nipped a green mint I becamo interested  in a young man at tho table next to  mine. I didn't know him then, but I  learned afterward that he was a prominent young insurance man of Louisville. He had evidently been seeing the  Beamy sido of New York for some days  and had 'held up his end,' as is the custom of Kontuckians. But he had come to  the conclusion that he needed a littlo  solitude; had forsaken his friends and  found the desired loneliness iu the  crowded garden. He picked his stops  with suspicious care as he came in, but  the good form of his appearance was  marred only by a wrinklo or two on the  linen that formed part of his evening  dress. The cause of these wrinkles was  apparent when, leaving the glass un-  tasted before him, his head"5 sank and  he fell into a much needed sleep. I sniih  ed and thought of other things until toward the close of the programme the  band began a medley of national airs.  It opened with 'Yankee Doodle,'  ���������Marching Through Georgia,' and half  % dozen other tunes followed, and thei\  with a brassy crash tlio band started the  air that for all time will start a-tin-  gling every drop of blood iu the veins  of a southern born man. Tho bowed  neck of the sleeping stranger swung  straight and his eyes opened. Dazed by  his sudden awakening, he looked about  him a moment Then, as the strains of  the music swept upon his ear, he sprang  to his feet, shot one hand with clinched  fist above his head, and in a voice that  echoed from side to side of the big building yelled:  " 'Dixie, by G���������d!'  "There was an instant of dead silence  followed by a shout of laughter and applause. Gihnore looked around, provoked and disconcerted, aud for the first-  time that famous band blundered and  the medley continued with little regard  for musical accuracy. No lobster a la  Newburg was over redder than that  young man from Louisville as he sat in  his chair. Ho wished himself a thousand  miles away, but he was too game to  run, and when first one and then another employee of the place gathered around  him and told him he must leave this  conversation followed:  " 'You must got out of here.'  " 'I won't do it.'  " 'You've got to. You've raised a  disturbance here, and you'll either get  out or be put out.' *--  " 'I won't go. I'm sorry I mado any  noise, but it will be bad for the first  man that lays hands on me for cheering  for Dme.'  " 'Cfme! Got out of here.'  . "And just then, three tables away, a  big dark man aroso and came toward  the group. From five tables away a little man with blazing eyes was already  coming Five���������ten���������-twenty men were  coming from this side and that. I lost  count of the number,'but iu a moment  the-eniployeos-around"the_youngst.fan"-"  ger were no longer iu an overwhelming  majority, and in low, quiet tones in  whose coolness lay the bulldog growl I  heard:  " 'He'll not go out.'  " 'Not untilhe's quite ready.'  "'Leave the gentleman alone and  leave him at once!' v,  "And they left him. And tho crowd  made Gilmore play that medley three  times. And every time 'Dixie" was  reached there was a cheer that made  the roof ring. And that's all there is to  my story except that I am going to look  up that young man'whilo I'm hero, because he blotted out ten years of New  York and brought me mighty close to  'my old "Kentucky homo' that night. "  ���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  1  Sedentary Occupation)).  A writer in La Medicine Modern asserts that sedentary occupations predispose to tuberculosis more than any others. Italian and English statistics show,  he says, that there are 459 deaths per  1,000 from this disease among students,  seminarians and young clergymen, while  farmers, boatmen and mountaineers  enjoy almost complete immunity from  it  ���������tU.MSti. AI'E.N'TS.  M. I. M. E.  M.I. M. &M.  RCCAfflPBELL-JOMSTON  hi.vi.M'F.\<;i>t:t_ic,  METALLIiKlaST  _.������'!������   .tS.SAY.K__,  638 GRANVILLE ST,  VANCOUVBE        :       B- C  iil'i  J. H. BROWNLEE  MINING BROKER,  m  .VICTORIA. B. C,  T.    H.    CALL AND  MIXIXKi IIKOKKU and  HKAl KSTATK A������KXT.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVER, B. 0.  Orrexpoiiilence Sollellcd.        121  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  liV-DRAXCK and ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSIO* AtiEXT.  VICTORIA ST..    ,     NELSON. B. C.  W.PE_LEWiAR,EY,F.C.S.  [Mem-. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.J  .'V-^_.lS3"COX7'V__._=t-    "B.   C.  .-Ssii)-N. Mill TcnIh mill Aiialyses.  Samples ireutiM from  J pound le 1 (ou lu weight,  For particulars apply to K. A.POWY !��������� & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive sample.--. [182)  SIMPSON I CO.  DEALERS IN  Groceries, Feed, Farm  Produce, Butter, Cheese,  Eggs and Poultry.  Special Attention is Dihkctki** to  a Largk Shipment or  Shillings' Coffees and Teas,  Which Is Due IIeke  TUESDAY, OCT.  29th.  3sr_B_E_,S03Sr, B. c.  (52) SIMl'SO* .1 <:������,.  Kroiirlrtor*.  BRANCH   HOUSE.  H. M. HERRIN & CO.  COMMISSION   IIEKUIANTS  W. F. MCCULLOCH,  (tuli* .iK.siijtT lo Provincial Ciovernniruf ���������)  _A.SS___.'5T   OFFICE.  NELSON  B. C.  (1931  E. A. POWYS & CO.  _NE_-__SO_-T- _3.  C-  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.   202)  MAHON, McFARLATO ���������������  MAHON,  L'D.  IIKOKt'KS.  5l9Hastln������s St., YancoBYBr  Mining and Sharebrokers  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in  Mining and Industrial Stocks   and Shares  BK.U.   KSTATE   A������'l������   IOA5.8.  Mahon, McFarland &  Mahon, L'd.  VANCOUVER.  (167)  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  tir'.wth at the Hair j  The infhi-i._o of diet, on the growth ]  of hair has often been discussed. It has '  been' shown tliut starchy mixtures, milk  and many other foods recognized as be-  in;*; highly nutritious are, in fact, sure  death to hair growth. Chemical analysis proves that the hair is composed of 5  percent of sulphur, and its ash of 20  pur cent of silicon and 10 per cent of  fron and manganese. The foods which  contain the larger per cent of the above  named- elements are meat, oatmeal and  graham. Henry pointedly says, "Nations which eat most meat have the  most hair. "���������St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  Satiated. ������  First Boy���������Did yeh have plenty of  nice things to cat at that party?  Second Boy���������Did we? . We had such  loads of * everything that Wen Mrs.  Goodsoul gave me some 'iced cake tc  take to my .mother I didn't even lick i������  going home.���������Good News.  Conveyances..      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existin j?Mining loeatiou  NEWPENVEK.B, C  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  .Ire !*.���������<��������� piirciElo Introduce _Hliiiiii.rr-ip<Mi-  IIohk from I Ik: Kunlt.nny lo  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI i ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners in the B. C. Mining  Centres. '"'  ���������j  "=. The above is the Only -Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance'Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. _���������-���������' [ice.  DEALERS IN  t.lLIFOKXIA AMI W._SIII.VI*TO.*  FUI ITS A Kit VM-KT.-IILKS  HLTTEK.    KI'I'S    ..Ml   l-OIJLTKV,  HAY, f'KAIX. I'LOIIll mill MILL I'l KU.  NELSON  (220)  B C  OYSTERS!  IN ALL  STYLES  AT T. BOOTH'S  TROPICAL  __r:E-T_riT stoee,  BAKER STREET NELSON-  A  Large Slock <>. I'l pes nnd Ciicnr*.  Page Ponsford Bros.  lliiMtltiiCS SI reel, Vuueouver. II. C.  DIRECT IMPORTERS OF ALL HIGH-  CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel.  Matting and Crepe Shirt  Trousers, etc., etc.  JIAIl OBItt'KS I'HOMHTIV ATTWOBD TO.  S. S, Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay und   ��������� Nelson Monday, .Wcdnesday-and-Saturday-  at-8a. in.; Tuesdays-. Thursday and Fridays  at 7 a. m.  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot Bry������ Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wodnesuay Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday and Friday atel p.m.  '   Close connection is thus made between Lake  points antl all outgoing and incoming trains of  the C. P. R. at Nelson.  Thc steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular, is lit throughout by  electricity, and  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for t lie comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in effect 16th May,  1895 subject to change.  JAS. WAUGU GEO. F. HAY WARD  Purser. 134 '-'    Master  THE DIPLOCK   VUIOLKSAI.K ���������  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  ��������� SOLE .M'K.VTS -OK ���������  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos-  Dixon, Bprgesoa &..0o.'s Show Cases.  Self Opening Bags, "Wrapping Paper and  Twine. ik  The Survivors Chain Made it  Tl" 101.1..  Transcontinental Route.  '  It1st llic'.llosl .Modern In l'<iul|Hiiciil,  II is tbe ll-avlt'Kl KiiIIdI Line.  It liana Rork-llnlliiNt KomIIm-iI,  It Vrosxri* Xo Siinil IR-scrl*.  It was  Unlit   Wlt.hnnt    l.iinil Kraut or  tiovernmcut Aid.  " It IsXoleil rorllieCoiirlosy oril.s Employ--*  It In the Only Line Serving Meal* on the  alnt'arlc Plan.   ���������  Through the  In America by Daylight.  Attractive Tours clurinK Season of  Navigation on Grpat Lakes via Duluth  in connection with Magnificent Passenger Steamers Northwest and Northland.    For maps, tickets and complete information call on or address K. & S.  Ry., N. & F. S. Ry., G. K. S. N. Co..  Agents, or  l. U. OIAOX, General AKent.  Spokane, Wash.  F. I. "WHIT.VE1. G, P. ������& T. A.,    .  St. Paul, Mian.  JACOB DOVER.      JACOB DOVER.  TIIE   _r__3-W_3___,X.__3_S  <1  Christmas Novelties!.  SOLID GOLD.  1/  t>  N  and PL A TED GOODS  SOLID SIL VER u  i  >  ?  of EVERY DESCRIPTION ^  K SUITABLE for XMAS and  >        NEW YEARS PRESENTS {  \>  CALL AND INSPECT. PRICES TO SUIT ALL:      (  (249) N  Ar-y^  _s_~z__^_^__-~_z_  WE ARE AGENTS FOR  FIRTH'S -  8TEEL,  Kno;r,*n Throughout the Whole World  AS THE BEST.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  Wholesale Hardware,   Iron,  Steel, Glass, Paints,  Oils,  Stoves and Tinware,  J22  CORDOVA   ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  WRITE FOE QUOTATIONS.  The tall Gold Extracting CcLiraited.  THE McAETHUE-FOREEST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  Purlies having rebellious Gold and Silver Ores for treatment and want  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill 1 ests and furl her enquiries as to full costs of treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   FELLmW-HARVEY.   F. C. S.  o u*  SITFERI-STTEIsr "__>__: 3STT.  UENZ & LEISER  9 and XI Yates Street, Victoria.  ���������-  -WHOLESALE *  We carry the largest stock in these lines west, of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any  House in thp Trade. H9  GO TO  THE PON TON  _5-0_=i  FBESH  EASTERN OYSTERS  IN ANY STYLE.  Open from 1 p. m. to 6 a- m-  -vciss _vi. :m_. dufft,  riltM-KIKTUKS*.  MINING   MACHINERY!  FOR SALE  Two new English Portable Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary Engine and Boiler.  One Engine and   Boiler  for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc.  Delivered at. Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTERMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,   ������������������  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.  (179)     "     '- . ��������� -      *       .  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  o Oktick: -%  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND. B  C.  1   no  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Tlio undersigned jfive notice that they intend  "Pl'ly inj? to tlie Stipendiary Magistrate, of the  itiritrici. of West Kootenay for u retail liquor  .ieense for tlioir hotel in .Saiiilon.  J. W. SWITZER.  C. R M-CLl/SKY.  Suiidon, Dec. 9. 1895. (254)  Notice "oi Application   for Liquor License.  We hereby give notiee that thirty days after  ! his dale we intend to make application for a  lieense to sell Wines and Liquors by retail at  our premises on Baker Street, Nelson.'  THK HUDSON'S BAV CO.  Nov. IU, 1885.      . (239, 16, 11,5)  -z-TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE. NEW,    FAST ^   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can bo CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent  trough the pursers of the steambofits  Nelson or - Ainsworth, with whom arrangements can be made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Bask, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention (19)  .Notice of Application for Liquor License.  I hereby give notice that thirty days after  ihisdael intend to make application for a  license to sell wines and liquors by retail at ray  hotel, to be known as the Jtoyal Hotel, on  Stanley Street.  L. G. CURRY.  Nelson. Nov, 30, 1895. (214, 30,11. 5).  ���������VJ OTICE is hereby given that application  i.^ will be made to the Legislative Assembly  ofthe Province of British Columbia at it. next  sitting for an Act to amend "The Vernon and  Nelson Telephone Company's Act, 1891," inoas  to enable the company to construct telephone  lines anywhere on the mainland of the province .  and to amend the schedule to the said Act relating to tho tariff or charges bf the said  Company. .  WILSON & CAMPBELL.  Solicitors for the Company.  Vancouver, Dec. 10, 1895. (255)  Notice of Application for Crown  Grant.  TAKE Notice that A.S. Farwell, as Agent  forS. Jl. Wharton and Olivei Bordau has  filed the necessary papers, and made application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the Mineral  Claim" Homestake,"situated in the Trail Creek  Jlining Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse Claimants, if any, must file their objections within sixty days from the date of this  publication m the British Columbia Gaiette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't AKent-  Neison, B. C, Nov. 13,1895. (237���������16,11,5)  *'���������������  ,-Ht  -,\\  ^  M  v* THE MINER [Christmas Number],   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECfeMfcER 21, 1895.  Wxt Jttitter.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.'  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  sertedat the rate of $3per column inch, per  . month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of is cents per nonpareil  lint first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Addh-SS _  THiMlNMPRINTINO* PUBLISHING CO  NELSON.    B.C.  COMPLIMENTS OF TIIE SEASON.  On Wednesday next the entire  Christian world will be celebrating  the greatest of its feast days. It is  especially a season of family gatherings. Most of ns, in common with  riiany millions of our fellow Britons,  find ourselves far away from home,  but we do what we can to celebrate  the great day, and in wishing each  other ������ merry Christmas we never  forget the old folks at home.  Affairs generally this year are very  much brighter than they were last.  This is not a place to indulge in 11  retrospecfof the progress of the district, but we may well consider ourselves entitled to a jovial holiday after  a year's hard and not unprofitable  labor. The outlook on every side is so  good that in wishing our readers a  Merry Christinas and a Happy New  Year we have every confidence that  the first is assured and that the latter  will fulfil its expectations.  THE SMALL DEBTS COURT.  In a recent decision Mr. Justice  Cbease has given what appears to be.  the death blow to this most useful institution. He has decided that the  Provincial Legislature has no authority  to empower magistrates to preside  over civil courts. This is a matter for  regret. The institution has been found  to work exceedingly well here. It has  relieved the higher court of a large  number of cases of a trivial nature and  it has afforded a speedy and inexpensive means of settling small disputes.  In his judgment Mr. Justice  Creask lays his finger on the one  one faulty spot in the working of the  Act; the payment of magistrates by  fees. It is one of the principles of the  British administration of justice that  everything which might afford the  slightest peg for a scandal to be hung  upon should be abolished. This payment by fees is a peg of that kind  which certainly ought to be done away  with. AVe believe that the administration of justice in the Small Debts'  Court is above reproach, but such a  system of payment always leaves the  judges open to the accusation by some  disappointed suitor, that they encourage litigation.  We hope to see some arrangements  made by which the usefulness of the  court will not be lost to the people of  this Province and at the same time ar-  rangements made _.fo.r paying the  judges by salary.  THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MINING LA W.  Scarcely a session of Parliament  passes that,some amendment to or  alteration of the mining laws is not  passed. And who can say 1 hey ������ are  bettered thereby... Indeed some recent  amendments seem only to have added  tothe confusion that   existed before.  - No man has to work by rule so  closely as the miner, and if the rules-  laid down by the Government for his  guidance are not clear and concise, he  runs a very good chance of incurring  the penalty for breaking them, which  amounts practically to the forfeiture  of all his rights.  The confusion and inadequacy of  the various mining acts are so well  known that it is superfluous to dwell on  that subject, but we iu,-common with  every one else who has to do with mining, wishes to see these defects done  away with. The members who are  sent to Parliament from the mining  districts are ..worse than useless, be-  canse instead of going to Victoria  every year with some intelligent  scheme in their head to remedy some  defects of the law, they go there and  acquiesce, tacitly or not, in the distracting amendments that are -passed  from time to time. One member from  -a mining constituency last.year actually brought down a resolution, the  very announcement of which threatened a severe blow to the development of  .he mining industry, and when it was  thrown out the government had to  advertise the fact far and wide and  ������ven then did not quite dispel the bad  effect of this evilly considered resolution. Why mining communities  return this kind of person.to represent  them is one of those puzzles that is  likely to remain unsolved.     ��������� i  We believe that there are plenty of  men -capable   of conceiving   amend  ments to the mining laws of a most  beneficial nature. It is not unusual to  to hear such now and again put forward in ordinary conversation. The  unfortunate thing is that they never  go further. Most mining men are  busy men. It is not their business,  they say, to tinker with the laws.  The district has representatives whose  business it is etc., etc. in same old style  and so nothing is done.  It has therefore occurred to us to  ask our readers to send us any ideas  that they may have on the matter and  with a view of further inducing them  to do so, we oiler a slight reward for  the best.suggestions in addition to the  distinction that will attach to the  winner.  Parliament meets in January so that  the time appca-s opportune for bringing to the light, any suggestions for its  consideration. We trust that we may  receive many, and we can assure the  writers that we shall do all we can to  assist suitable ones in getting made  into law.  THE HOSPITAL.  We are glad to hear that the  Directors of this institution are not  going to give up without a struggle.  Now is the very season of "good will  towards men," the time when men's  hearts as well as their pockets are  open, and taking advantage of so suitable a time, a special appeal will be  made to the public to supply sufficient funds to carry on the Hospital.  As far as possible a personal canvas  will be made and lists will be opened  at various hotels and other publi:  places upon which persons willing to  subscribe may place their names. Last  year a ball was given at the Phair  Hotel, which was, webelieve, a success.  A repetition would be highly popular  and if properly undertaken would have  a satisfactory financial result. The  ministers and clergymen of the district should be a.ked to assist, and a  sppcial Sunday set apart upon which  the offerings of the congregations  should be handed over' to the Hospital.  This scheme has been found to work  exceedingly well in other places.  There are few men iu Kootenay who  cannot afford to pay one dollar a month  to secure them all the aid and comfort of a hospital in time of sickness or  accident, and we are certain that the  appeal has only to be made to meet  with a ready response.  It is of course apparent to everyone  that the one dollar a month cannot  possibly defray tbe cost of his own  care and treatment. It is only by securing the subscriptions of the many that  the benefit can be obtained for the few.  But no man knows when he may be  one of the few who are fortunate  enough to be cared for at the expense of the many. The others can  congratulate themselves on their good  luck if they keep out of the hospital  and they will feel none the worse that  their good dollars are gone to comfort  and relieve .their comrades in distress.  KOOTENA y LEFT OUT.  We notice in the London Mining  Journal a return headed "Canadian Gold Output for October; Returns Received to Date by the Department of Mines for the Month of  October." The districts represented  are Sherbrooke, Caribou, Uniacke,  Stonnont, Kemptville, Fifteen Mile  Stream and Gold River. The total  output-frouvthese-seven-districts-was  2927 tons, from which 1,297 ounces of  gold were extracted. The value is not  given, but it would not exceed $26,000.  Now, what we want to know is, why  is not the West Kootenay district  represented on this list which appears  to have a look about it as if it had  been furnished by the Government.  West Kootenay's- output for the  month of -October, according to the  official returns at. the Nelson Customs  House was 2,341 tons, valued at  $130,775, to say nothing of $.1,000  worth of bullion.  THE PANIC CHECKED.  The slump in Kaffirs has been  checked and,some prices have even  begun to recover. This shows that although the British public may have  been a little light headed during the  upward movement of the stocks, their  common sense did not desert them  when'a panic seemed imminent. But  this was not the case in Paris, Berlin,  and other continental centres. There  the people unloaded recklessly, throwing away good and bad stocks alike.  The good stocks were speedily absorbed in England and at the Cape so that  the episode has . only resulted in  squeezing out a number of worthless  stocks, leaving those of sound concerns on a firmer footing than ever-  One of the main contributors to this  happy state of affairs was the continuous and increasing output of the  mines as evidenced by the published  returns. We mentioned some little  time ago that there is a Bureau of  Mines in Johannesberg founded  on the same lines as a Board of  Trade in this country. This board  recognises the supreme importance of  these returns and sees to their being  Eublished. Their action in this matter  as saved their- industry from a most  fearful financial crisis. In a humble  way we try to do for this country what  the Bureau of Mines does for the Rand.  But to make our shipping returns  complete we still, require some little  information. Even though difficulties  crop up in quarters where, they might  be least expected we are- determined  to overcome them and publish the  actual returns of all ore shipped from  West Kootenay.  READY TO WEAR  CLOTHING.  A Large  Consignment  ofthe Finest Serge and Tweed  Suits in the Market Just Passed Into Stock*  Novelties in Neckwear.  THE LATEST IDEAS IN FOOTWEAR.  AN "UP-TO-DATE" STOCK OF  DRY GOODS.  A. T. GARLAND, BAKER STREET.  Columbus Clocks       -       Electric Clocks  China Boudoir Clocks, Mantel Clocks  and Alarm Clocks, all of the  BEST AMERICAN MAKE ,A1 LOWEST PEICES.  ���������B__3_?__k.I_=lI_SrC3-  ___.   SPECIALTY.  CHAS. JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker  and Jeweller  CARPETS i HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  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PRIOR & CO., Ld  B_AMLOOPS,   B.   C.     m  parties can also apply to  a b. gray, nelson,;-kootenat agent  CO, LTD.  <=b-S5-WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL-  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet    <-  Articles,  Wholesale and   Retail.    Goods Right.    Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, go.,  ,0 ������, - C-BOOV* ST.--T. VANOOU VER<   B>  a  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HAtTINQttTRKKT  1ST IMS������*  THE MINER [Christmas Number], SATURDAY, NELSON,  B. C,  DECEMBER 21,  1895.  Now First !*nl)!isliucl���������All  Ki_.'li.s Of-i'ved.)  Almost any pilot will tell you that his  work is niuc.li moru difiieuU tli.in you  imagine; but tlie pilots of tlie Huiili know  time they ltnve ���������omv li'iiii-lred miles _f the  most ilitn^croiis -river on oirc.li running  tlit'ouuli tbeir liiiiirls���������r.hc liti^li between  Ciilcuctn anfl the Buy ol' l"$i*i*j;_il ��������� and say  norhing. Their service is picked and  sifted ;i������ carefully as (.lx* li-iidi of ih. supreme court, for a judge can only liiing  the wrong man, but a careless pilot cau  lose a four thousand ton ship with crow  and cargo in less time than it takes to  reverse the engines.  -'here is very little chance of setting off,  again when once you touch in the furious  current of this river loaded with all the  fat silt of the the fields of Bengal, where  surroundings change two feet between  tides and new channels make or efface  themselves in a season. Men have fought  tr_e Hugh for two hundred years till, now,  the river owns a huge building with  drawing, survey and telegraph departments devoted to its exclusive service, as  well as a body of wardens who are called  the port commissioners.  They and their officers govern absolute  ly from the Hugh bridge to the last buoy  at Pilot's Kidge, one hundred and forty  miles uvvay, and out in the Bay of Bengal,  where tlie steamers lirst pick up the pilots :  from the brig.  A Hugh pilot does not bring papers  aboard or scramble up roi*, ladders. He  arrives in his best clothes with a native  servant or assistant to wait on him, and  he behaves as a man should who can earn  ten thousand dollars a year after twenty  years' apprenticeship. He has beautiful  rooms in the port oflice ut Calcutta, and  generally keeps himself to the society of  his own profession, for though the telegraph reports the more important soundings of thc river daily there is much to be  learned between trip and trip.  Some millions of tons of shipping must  find their way to and from Calcutta each ������������������  twelve-month, and unless the Hugh were  watched as closely as men watch the Atlantic cables there is a fear that it might  silt up as it has silted up "round the old  Dutch and Portugese ports twenty and  thirty miles behind Calcutta. So the port  office sounds and scour, and dredges and  builds spurs and devices for coaxing currents and labels all the buoys" with their  proper letters and attends to the semaphores and the lights and : the drum, ball  and cone storm signals, and the pilots of  the Hugh do the rest, but in spite of all  the care the Hugh swallows a ship or two .  every year. j  When Martin Trevor liad followed this _  life from his boyhood; when he had risen j  to be a senior pilot entitled to bring up to j  Calcutta the  big    ships    drawing   over j  twenty-four feet tbat can  (or could till a;  few years  ago)   only   pass by  special ar- '���������  rangernent; when  he  had talked nothing .  but Hugh and pilotage all his life, he was  exceedingly indignant that his only son  should decide upon following  his father's  procession.   Mrs.  Trevor had died  when ',  the boy was a child, and as he grew older  Trevor, in the intervals   of  his business, j  noticed that the lad was very often by the !  riverside���������" nice place  for a boy.   Once,  weather and tide .-���������the,'.sands shift arid  change like a cloud.' It was here,,(the  tales sound much worse when they are  tnld in the rush and growl of the muddy  waters) that the Countess of Stirling,  fifteen hundred tons,' touched arid capsized in .ten minutes; and.a two: thousand-;  ton steamer in two; arid a pilgrim ship in  'five;'and another steamer ���������'literally in an .  instant, holding down her .men with the"  inasts and shrouds as she,lashed over.  When a ship touches' on the .Tames and  Mary-'the river knocks; her down and  buries her and the sands quiver all around  her and reach out under water and take  new shape's.  ..- Young Jim would lie up in the bows of  the tug. ;t ii ii watch the straining buoys  kick and smother in the coll'ee-c'oiored red  current,     and    the      semaphores      and .,���������  flags, signal from the: bank' how  much  water"'   there    was.    in     the     channel:  till he learned that  men who, deal with  men can':, fiord to be careless oil the chance  of their follows being like them; but men  who deal with things dure not relax for an  instant. , "And that's the   very reason," ;  old McKwen said to him once,   "that the  James and Mary is the safest part of the '..  river," and he put the big black Bandoorah  that draws twenty-five  feet   through -the .  Eastern Gat, with a turban of white foam-  wrapped round her foot and  her  screw .  beating as steadily as his own heart, s     :. j  If Jim could not get away to the . river |  there was always the big, cool port o/Hce.";  where.the soundings were calculated arid'  the'maps were drawn; or the pilot's ' rodm,',;  where he could lie in a long chair and list- j  en to the talk about ihe Hugh; and there I  was the library, where if you had money  you could buy charts and .books of directions.against the .time  tliat you* actually  steamed over-the -places/'themselves.'-  It  was exceedingly hard for Jim to hold the  list of Jewish kings in   his  head, and he  was more than 'uncertain as; to the end of  tlie verb "audio" if you  followed ' it far_  enough down the page, but he could keep '  the sodndiugs of three channels distinct in  his head and, what is more confusing, the  changes in the buoys from Garden Reach  down toSaugor, as  well  as the greater  part of the Calcutta Telegraph, the only  paper he ever read. -  ���������'������������������Unluckily, you cannot pursue about the  Hugh without money, ' _ven,. though you  are the son.of ���������"���������he  best-known pilot ou the  pilots who preferred to work a ship  through the James and Mary without a  tug was strictly limited. "'If it isn't  father it's Dearsley," said Jim, "and Dear-  sley went down yesterday with the Ban-  coora. If I'd gone home last night instead  of going to Pedro I'd have met father. He  must have got his ship quick, but���������father  is a very quick man." Then Jim reflected  tliat they kept a piece of knotted repe ou  the pilot brig ' that string like a'wasp;  but this thought he dismissed as beneath the dignity of au officiating pilot  who need only nod his head to set Erh-  Tze's bamboo at work. As the American  came round, just before the Fultah sands,  Jim raked her with his spy glass and saw  his father on the poop \vl'h an unlighted  cigar between his teeth. 1'hat cigar, Jim  knew, would be smoked on the other side  of the James and Mary, and Jim felt so  entirely safe and happy that he lit a cigar  on his own account. This kindof piloting  was child's play! His father could not  make a.mistake if he tried ; and Jim with  his six faithful pig-tails in his two hands  had leisure to ,admire tbe perfect style iu  which the American was handled���������how  she \*vould point her bowsprit jeeringly at  a hidden bank as much 4s to say: "-Tot  to-day, thank you, dear," and how down  lovingly over a buoy as much as to say:  a royal Bengal tiger, .while his face turned purple and his voice shook.  "An' is this how you break the regulations o' the port o' Calcutta? Are ye  aware o' the penalties ye've laid yourself  open to?"  .Tim said nothing. There was not very  much to say, and Mcl-wen roared aloud:  "Man, ye've personated a Hugh pilot, an'  that's as much to say y������'ve personated  me! AVhat did yon yellow heathen give  you for au honorarium?."  ''Hundred and twenty," said Jim.  "An' by what manner ,o'" means did yo  get through the James an' Mary?"  "Father," was the answer. "He went  down the same tide���������and I���������was steered  by him."  McKwen whistled nnd choked; perhaps  it was with anger. "Made a stalkin' horse  o' your father. Jim, boy, he'll mako an  example o' you."  'Phi*, boat hooked the brig's chains  and McKwen said, as he rolled ou deck:  "You's an enterprising cub o' yours,  Trevor. Yo'd better put him to the regular business or one o' these line days he'll  be acting ns pilot before he's qualified and  siukin' junks in tho Fairway. If ye've  no other designs I'd take him as my cub.  for there's no denyin' he's a resourceful  lad for till that.' he's an unlicked  whelp."  "Tliat," said Trevor, reaching for Jim's  left car. "is something we can remedy,"  and ho led him down below.  The little knotted colt that they kept for  general purposes 011 the pilot brig stung  like hornets, but when it was all over Jim-  was an unlicked cub no longer. He was  M.'F.wen'.s property, anda week later when  the IS! lor.i came along he bundled over the  side with Mcl'-Aven's enameled leather  handbag and a roll of charts and a little  bag of his own.  [THK F.XD.]  BATTLE BETWEEN FOREST KINQft.  Tor* tc  river, and as soon as Trevor understood  how his son was spending his time he cut  down his pocket money; and Jim had a  very generous allowance. In his extremity he took counsel with Pedro, the plum-  colored mulatto at the sailors' home. And  Pedro was a bad man. He introduced Jim  to a Chinaman in Machuatellah, a nasty  place in itself, and the Chinaman, who answered to the name  of Erh-Tze,  when he  knew*;would draw about eleven feet, and  the regular?fee'; for .a  qualified pilot out-.  Tiro KIs South Aiiimii.an PuiiutH  Piece- in m Death Strugcle.  "On our return trip to the coast," a  traveler returned from the foothills of the  Andes said to a Globe-Democrat man, "I  saw a thrilling incident of life in the South  American forest, a light, to the death between two big pumas. Those great beasts  are fierce,,hard fightersatall times against  a common enemy, but it is only during  the mating season that the males light  among themselves,;and when they do contest means death to one or both of them.  "For strength and courage they are the  equals of the African hon or the tigers of  the Indian jungles. We were making our  way down a narrow wooded ravine iii tho  foothills of the Andes, and had stopped for  mm  YOUNG JIM "WOULD LIE IN* THK i*OW."  when he asked him if he could make anything out ofthe shipping,  little Trevor replied by reeling off the listof all the house-  flags in sight at the moorings.  "You'll come to a  nad   end, Jim," said ���������  ^Trevor.    "Little boys haven't any business  ���������toknowhouse'-flagsr" ������������������ *~  "Oh, Pedro at the Sailors'  home taught  me.   He says you can't begin too early."  "At what, please?"-  "Piloting.   I'm nearly fourteen now and  ���������and I know where  all the shipping in  the river'.is, and I  know  what there was  yesterday oyer the Mayapur bar, and I've |  been   down  to  Diamond' harbor���������oh,  a!  hundred times���������and I've���������V i  "You'll go to school, son, and learn what  they'll teach you, and you'll" turn out better than a pilot," said his father, but he  might just as well have told a shovel-nosed  ,. porpoise of the river to come ashore and  begin life as a lien. Jim held his tongue  .���������he noticed that all the best pilots in the  port ollice did that���������an devoted his young  attention and all his spare time and money  to the river he.loved.  Trevor's son became as   well  known  as  the Bankshall  itself,  and  the" port police  let him inspect their launches, and the tug  boat captains had always a placo   for him  at table, and the mates  of   the  big steam  dredgers used to  show  him   how the machinery worked, and   there" were certain  native   rowboats   that    Jim    practically  owned; and he extended his  patronage to  the rail  thnt.   runs to , Diamond   harbor,  forty miles, down   the   river,    in   the,old  days nearly all the Fast India  Company's  'ships used to discharge at Diamond harbor  on account of the shoals above,.Kbiit:'no'w  ships go'straight'up to Calcutta, and they  have only some   moorings   for  vessels in  distress there,.and a telegraph service and  a harbor master, who was Jim's intimate  friend. He would sir, in the office and listen  tothe soundings of the shoals as they were  reported every   day,   aud   attend   to   the  movements of the steamers up and down  (Jim always felt he hail lost  something if  a boat got in   or out   of the river without  his knowing it), and  when  the big liners,  -  with their rows of burning port holes, tied  up in Diamond harbor for the  niirht Jim  would   row    from one   ship "to the other  through the sticky hot air and  the buzzing mosquitoes and   listen respectfully as  the pilots conferred together.    Once, for a  treat, his father took  him   down clear out  to the sand heads  and,the   pilot brig, and  Jim was joyfully sea sick as she tossed and  pitched in tbe bay.   So he had to go down  three or four times more with  friendly  pilots till he had cured his" weakness.  The  cream of life, though, was coming up in a  tug or a police  boat from  Diamond harbor, to Calcutta over the James and Mar}*  ���������the  terrible   sands   christened   after   a  royal ship they sunk  two hundred years  ago.    They are   made  by  two rivers that  enter the Hugh six miles apart and throw  their own silt across tlie  silt of the main  ���������tream so that with each . trim of the  EKn-TZE HEAT 1II.M iJOW.N* TO (.)>"__���������_ 't'WI'XTY.  ward would be two hundred rupees. On  the other hand, he was not qn  could not ask more than  the other hand, he was fully certain of a  thrashing from his father" for piloting without license. So he ask-  "cd one hundred and seventy-five  rupees, and Erh-Tze beat him down to a  hundred and twenty, and that was like a  Chinaman all over. The cargo of his junk  was worth anything .rom fifty to a hundred thousand rupees, and Krh-Tze was  getting enormous f rieght on the collins of  thirty or forty dead Chinamen whom he  was taking to be buried in their native  country. Rich Chinamen will pay fancy  prices for their services, and they have a  superstition that the iron of steamships is  of  wild  beasts I  be a  JIM BAKED TIEI* WITH /IIS SPY GLASS.  "You're a gentleman  at any   rate," and  come round sharp on her heel with aflut- ;  ter and a rustle and a slow steady swing j  something Tike a woman staring round a I  theatre through opera glasses.   It was not !  hard work to keep   the   junk  near her, |  though Erh-Tze set everything that was ;  by any means settable and used the bam- j  boo   very  generously.     When they were ;  almo-it under her counter and a little to ;  t.:_ left, Jim would feel warm and happy j  all   over,   thinking   of   the   nautical and j  photic things he knew.   When they fell i  .. , mure than half a mile behind he was cold ! , , ,  was not  smoking  opium   talked   pigeon i and miserable, thinking of all the things ! our midday meal   on the  bank of a small  English to Jim for an hour. j that he did not know or was not sure of.    mountain  stream  of clear  water.   After  S pose you take.    Can do?" he said, at ] Andso they went down Jimstcerino-byhis i we had finished the meal 1 laid down for a  last. I fatlieri tuni for t        over t]ie M.   =   . bar; short, rest,   but in less Mir.n five minutes I  , Jim considered the chances.    A junk he ! with the semaphores on each bank signal; I  W"'IS aroused .by the most terrific roarin  ing, the depth of water, through the Western Gat and round tho Makoaputti Lumps  and in and out of twenty places each more  exciting than   the last, and  Jim   nearly  pulled the six pig-tails out for pure joy  wben the last of the James and Mary had  astern, and  they  were  walking through  Diamond harbor. From there to the mouth  of the Hugh things are not so bad, at least  that was what Jim thought, and held  on  till the swell from the; Bay of Bengal made  the old junk heave and snort and the river  broadened into an inland sea with islands  only a foot or two high scattered about it.  The American walked away from the junk  ns soon as they were beyond Kedgeree, and  the night came on and   the   water looked  very big and desolate,   so  Jim promptly  anchored somewhere  iri  the  gray water  with the Saugor light, away oil'toward the  east.   He had a great respect for the Hugh  and no desire whatever to find -himself on  the Caspar sand or any other little  shoal.  Uifiert, so he I Erh-Tze and the crew highly approved of  half.   But,   on ��������� this piece'of seamanship.   They  set  no j  watch, lit no lights and at once went  to j  sleep.   Jim lay down between a red and [  black lacquer coffin and a little live pig in i  a basket.   As soon as it was light he be- j  gan studying his cha-*������������������ of the Hugh mouth !  and trying to find out where in the river j  he might be.    He decided   to  be  on  the j  safe  side  and wait- for another sailing !  ship    and     follow    her    out..    So    he  made   an   enormous  breakfast   of   rice  and boiled  fish   while   Erh-Tze   lit   fire  crackers and burned gilt paper with ostentation.    Then   they   heaved  up their  rough and tumble anchor and made after  a big, fat, iron  four-master sailing ship  .bad:_o_-the_ie..lthof-theirdead.-Erh  was really a weathr.-ly boat and might  have begun life-as a private pirate in  Annum thirty years ago,'followed under  easy sail; aud the fo'ir-master would run  no risks.   She was in old McEwen's hands  junk had crept; up from 'Singapore, via  Penang and Rangoon; to - Calcutta* w'liere  Erh-Tze had been statrgered by.the pilot"  dues. This, time he 'was.going outVita're-.  duetion with Jim, wlib, Pedro said, was  just as good as a pilot. '.:.'*,��������� = ..::  -p-. /-���������':.,:     '���������-: ���������-..''" .. '.  :',;.  _:'*'.  ,    " ^:''*.  ���������'YYY: );,yYyY. Y Rafter u.Y"YY'.Y;;Y/,:, A-.  Jim knew something-of the outside of  junks, but he was not������ prepared;' when" he'  went down that night with his charts',; for;  'the. confusion ''-"of   c:u'go aiid t; coolies faud  coffins and clay-cooking-."places" and -otlier  "tlyings'that. littered.; Mie "decks.?' Jim' 'had:  sense enough to ..haul the_riidder up a few  feet; he knew   that   a junk's rudder goes  far below the bottom and 'he allowed a foot  extra to Erh-Tze's estimate of the. ship's.  depth.   -Then tliey;staggered out into mid-1:  strcMni very early, and never had������tlie city  "of lils birth looked "so-beautiful to Jim. as'  wiii'u he feared-be would not come back to  sic it.g Going down Garden .Reach \lie.discovered that thc'juuk would answer.to her  li'-liii if you put it   over,, enough and that  she had a fair,, though   Chinese,  notion of  'sailing. "* He took charge  of lhe.,tiller by  :"8tii.tioiiing three Chinese on each side of'it  >and   standing ' a   little  fdrwarfi.gathered.-!  their pigtails'into ?his hands,. three'right  "and three"left," as" though they* had been  the yokVlines of a* rowbdat.:. KrB-'J.Vxv al- :  most smiled at.this. ���������"He  felt  he wjis.get-  tiiiggood care for his :inoiiey,, and, took a  neat polished^bamboo"to keep the men at-  .tenti ve; forlie said _ this; wiis ���������'.'n.oi.tiriie "to.,  teach the crew pigeon English/-- The more,  . way 'tbey   could   get   on ..the. junk better"  ' would she steer, and as soon -as be felt -a;  little confidence*in lier.Jim ordered tiiebig  rustling niat sails to be hauled up' tigliter'-  : and   tighter. ->>I.Ie; did "not -. know, their;  'names;���������at least; any .name' that .would lie  :likely to interest a" Chinaman���������-but Krh-  Tze had.riot banged, about the waters of  the"Msiiaj-larchipelago for nothing, and as"  ;lie   went; ,:he  rolled   forward   :.with: the  ;bamboo the;,sails.rose like, eastern  incan-  ' tatioiis'; _:":- '";%   '��������� '���������,.   :'     ::"'/"; '���������*..- -~? '    .'.'���������">  Karlyv as  they-,*ivei'e .on:.the. river a big  Airi-ricari kerosene.:ship wafe aheacTof them  .in tow, and when Jim saw her tbro.u^li the _  _ driving morning.; mist. he  \vr.s thankful.  She would draw all.of seventeen feet, and  :if;he could .steer by.-.her they would be safe.  Itis: one thi jig; to scurry  up and dowii'the.  James and_Mary :in   a. police/tug without  '  responsibility, and quite another to cram.  . .a liard-moutbeil old juul":_ acrossiriie. .same  ..sands alone, y."ith the certainty of a.thrash-.  . ifj'ou came out alive.   Jim glued his eyes  to the American aud saw  that at .Fultah  she dropped Iter tug and stood dow-n the  river  under sail. ' He all  but  whooped  [aloud, for Ke knew that "the n umber of  snapping and snarling  had ever heard.  ".'Pumas,   and   there's   going  to  fight,' said our guide in a whisper.  "it was not. difficult to locate the animals. They were not more than 10U yards  away, and by creeping through the brush  as quietly as possible we were able to get  near enough to see the light without disturbing them.  "When we caught sight of the two animals they were cr.ucliing close tothe  ground, facing each other, in a small space  under some large trees. They were the  finest specimens of the puma I ever saw.  "They were probably thirty feet apart,  and as they crouched there glaring at each  otlier they looked lil*e giant cats about to  spring on their prpy. Pugilists never  sparred with greater caution than did thosr  big brutes. Their tails were switching  back and forth, and their eyes were like  balls of fire. Slowly they moved around  in a circle, all the time cautiously getting  closer and closer together. It was evident  that each was waiting for the other to  make the first lead. For more than ten  minutes they watched and waited. The  roaring and snarling we heard when they  first met bad ceased. They made no sound  now as they watched for a chance to  spring.  "Our own nervas were trembling under  the strain, when at last tho two great  brutes rose in the air at the same instant  and, like catapults, came together with  a thud that could have been heard  200 yards away. They dropped to  the ground . and for almost ten  minutes all wc could make out' was two  j-great-brown-bodies-rollingovei-and-over  in a death struggle. They made no  outcry of any. kind, but every few seconds we could hear their powerful jaws  come together with a snap like the closing of a. well-oiled steel, trap. Finally  they began to weaken, and as their struggles j,;rew less violent wc could seo that  both of them were covered with blood,  while their flesh was torn to shreds, in  five minutes more the fight was "over and  the two giants of the forest were stretched  out at full length on the ground, clasped  in each other's limbs, just as two playful  kittens sometimes lie down together. They  struggled feebly a little longer and then  both of them lay perfectly still. Both  were dead when we got to them, and L  never saw animals so torn to pieces. ��������� The  entrals of both were'toru out and scattered over the ground where they had fought,  and in their necks were great r.igged  holes, from which the blood had flowed in  streams while they were still lighting.  They each had'a score of wounds that  would have killcdariy animal with less  tenacity of life." .       -       o  "UK'S A' UliSOUI.CKl'CI, LAD KOI! ALL THAT  UK'S SUCH AN"  UN'LICK'**'  WHF.I.l'.".  and she waddled about likea broody lien -  giving each shoal wide allowances. Alla  this happened near the outer Floating  Light some hundred and'twenty miles  from Calcutta and apparently in the open  sea. Jim knew old McEwen's appetite  and had oftetrheard him pride himself ou '  getting his ship to-.'the pilot brig between  meal hours, so he argued that if the pilot  brig was get-able (and Jim himself had  not the ghost of a notion where she would  ..be) MeEwen would find her before oue  o'clock. Tt was a blazing hot day.and  MeEwen fidgeted the four-master down to  Pilot's Ridge *with what little1 wind'.remained, and. sure enough there > lay the  pilot-brigand Jim felt cold up his back,  as I'>b-Tze paid him his hundred and  twenty rupees and lie went oveipide in the  junk's crazy dinghee. McKwen was leaving the four-master in a long slashing  whale "boat that looked very spruce and  pretty, and Jim could see that there was a  certain amount of excitement, among the  pilots on the brig. 'There was his father  too. The ragged Chinese gave way in a  ragged fashion and Jim felt very un-  washe.n and disreputable when, he heard  the click of McEwen's oars alongside, and  MeEwen saying: "James Trevor, I'll  trouble you to come along with me."  Jim obeyed, and from the corner of one  e3*e  watched McEwen's  angry whiskers  I stand up all round his face like the frill of  A-Nippcry *>u������������.ii.      ',  Jlere is an amusing incident of stage life.  A certain actress having been disengaged  for sometime, had packed her wardrobe  in pepper to preserve it from moths. She  was suddenly called upon to take the part  of the Queen in "Hamlet."  -  Being rather late for her first scene, she  omitted to shake out her royal robes, and  her dignified entrance had an astonishing  effect. '' ��������������� ^  The King, afterabrave resistance,.gava  vent to a" mighty sneeze that well-nigh  made the stage .vibrate. All the roya[  courtiers and maids of honor followed suit  sympathetically. Hamlet came on with a  most sublime tragedy air, just after a convulsive movement of his princely features  lie buried them'in his somber robe, while  sneeze after sneeze was all the public heard  from him. ;  Amid the hubbub on the stasje and the  shrieks of delight from the niutience the  stage manager/between the sneezes, rang  down the curtain.���������London Tit-Bits., -  The Sun of Life.  Kindnes3 is tha sun of life. Give no  pain. Say not a word, give not the expression of the countenance that will oftend  another or send a thrill of pain in his  bosom. Kindness is the charm with which  the Christian should captivate, and the  sword with which' to conquer. How true  it is that���������  A little word in kindness spoken,  A. motion or a tear, <���������  Has often healed the heart that's brokw  ___4 mult������tritad ii&ctr������!  | Christmas is Coming! \  -*-  I    TOYS!   TOYS!   TOYS!    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At the further end of the carriage a  young man was sitting, who seemed much  disturbed by this remark.  "Do you really think so?" he asked  anxiously, joining in the talk for the first  time. "Tt takes a great deal to stop the  mail boat."  The lirst speaker replied with the calm  and pompous assurance of an experienced  traveler.  "Well, and what do you call 'a great  deal, if you haven't got it there?"  And he pointed with his finger to the  snow-covered landscape just as a fresh  blast came howling round the flying  train, covering the window with a thick  white sheet of driving snow.  The young man looked more anxious  than ever. He was a clerk in'the employ  of a linn of stock brokers, and had been  intrusted for the first time with a duty of  great importance. Me was the bearer of a  large amount of negotiable securities  which, for safety, it was thought advisable  to send by hand,'and he had to deliver  them in Paris on the following day.  When the train stopped at Dover sla-  . tion, therefore. George Llewellyn, for that  was the young fellow's name, was among  the first of the passengers to spring on to  the platform, and to ask eagerly" whether  the mail boat was going to cross.  "No, sir. She won't cross to-night. The  storm's too high," was the disappointing  answer of the oflieial.  Llewellyn, however, would not give up  hope at once. He had no luggage but his  hand bag, and he waited about, refusing  all offers of the porters to carry it for hiin.  aud made further inquiries, in the vain  hope of at length hearing better news.  At last he became aware that something  about him had made him an object of suspicion to, two men whom, by their boots,  he guessed to be detectives; and as, recognizing this, he was about to leave the si;i������  tion, one of these men came up to him very  quietly and requested him to step into the  superintendent's oflice.  Llewellyn saw- that itwas best to comply  quietly, and, oh finding himself..,shut iii  with the detective and a couple of policemen in uniform, he gave at once the'fullest   details. as_t_o_his_name,__his_resideneo,-h is  place of employment, and his present  errand. He also gave up his keys, so that  the detective could inspect the documents  he was carrying.  The examination lasted a very few  moments.  "Quite right, sir, thank you," said the  - man, touching his hat with'a "smile, "and  now you must excuse me for having detained you, but we've just had a wire telling us to he on the lookout for two well-  known thieves, a man and a woman, who  are supposed to have come down by this  with a number of stolen securities. So  you see, sir, although it was a bad shot in  one way to suspect you, on the other it was  a good one, for'you were traveling with  securities, although they didn't happen to  be stolen ones,'.'  George Llewellyn accepted the apology-  and ex plana t it in good-humored ly and asked  if iuwas by* order of the police that the  . boat was stopped.  , "Oh, no, sir. The weather's reponsiIile  for that," answered the man,  shaking lii.s  -   -    THE 1'1'TKCTIVE CAME-l**' TO HIM.  head. "Though I don't say it won't; help  us to have a little more time to look  around."  And he opened thc door, saluting George  respectfully as the latter passed out.  Out in the little squalid street outside  the station, with the windfwhisrlinground  the corners and the snow melting into a  dirty slush at his feet, Llewellyn asked  himself what he should do. Should he  put up at a hotel in the town? Or should  he make his way to the house- of an old  friend of his father's, who lived, as be  knew, a little way out of Dover, off the  high road over the cliffs?  He decided on the latter course. Dr.  Lowe was not a man who kept early hours,  and George, who .remembered in what  direction tlie house lay although he had  uot been there since his boyhood, decided  that he would he able to reach it in an  hour, allowing for the state of lhe weather.  It was:by this time twenty-five minutes  past ten o'clock, and the snow was falling  less thickly. It did occur to Llewellyn  that the expedition had its risks, considering the value of the property he was carrying, but on the other hand a night spent  at a hotel was not without; its dangers in  the circumstances. So George, who was  young, tall, muscular, and provided with  a revolver, started on his way through the  town.  He could hear the roar of the waves as  they broke upon the beach; he had to fight  agaiust the wind when lie reached the  corner of the street. But on the whole the  walk, for a-,stroug young man, had its  pleasures, for the snow had ceased to bo  blinding, and a battle with the wind stirs  young blood into pleasurable excitement.  In a very short time he had got clear of  the town, nnd was on the high road in the  open country.  Here the snow impeded his progress  more than he had expected; for there was  nothing in. this high ble*fk spot to check  the caprices of the wind, which swept almost bare great patches of the open land,  and swirled the snow into heaps in unexpected places. Itwas a lonely walk enough,  and George began to' be puzzled as to  whether he was keeping the right way.  There were so few hedges of trees, and the  featureless character of the country made  it easy for the snow to hlurr its outlines  until the3* were quite undistinguishable.  He felt rather relieved when he caught  the sound of human voices. He waited, as  they seemed to be behind him. He heard  them again in the roar of the wind. Pie  hailed the unseen persons, but then the  voices ceased. He presently went on again  until he was startled to seo in the darkness  between him and the sea the dim outlines  of two figures keeping pace with him at  a little distance. He hailed them again,  and the figures promptly vanished.  Without giving way to any cowardly  fears George began lo wish that he had  been more discreet and that he.had stayed  at a hotel, There was nothing to do now,  however, but to go forward as quickly and  carefully a.s he could, for more than two-  thirds -of the distance must have been  traversed by this time.  Unfortunately, however, soon after this  incident he lost his way, hopelessly, undeniably. He found himself floundering,  knee-deep, in snow, over something which  might be a freshly-plowed field or which  might be the ruins of a house, but which  was certainly not the open road.  After a few fruitless struggles to get' on  firmer ground George again caught sight,  a little to the left this time, of two figures,  which he perceived to be those of a man  and a woman. Just; at the moment of his  discerning them the figures parted, that of  the man disappearing from view, while  the woman held on her way.  As she was evidently- on firm ground,  George made towards her at once, not  calling out, lest he should frighten her.  Before he came up with her, he saw, by  her walk and by her figure, that she was  -v***  4SL  __  "WOK'T YOU COME IS'SIDF. THE HOUSE?"  .young: and when he addressed her, saying  that lie had lost his way, she turned her  her head quickly,,and' showed him  that.  she was adorably pretty. So entirely was  he thrown oft his balance by the unexpected sight of such a lovely face that he  stopped short in the middle of his speech,  and left her to answer a question which he  had not finished asking. ���������*���������  "You are on the high road���������to St. Pla-  cid's," she said, quickly. "Keep straight  on."  And then she glanced, with a sudden  change of expression, at-the bag he was  carrying. Beforo ho could do more than  raise his hat and thank herj she had. hurried past him like a hare, with" just one  more look;1 penetrating,": intelligent, from  his face to_.the bag in his hand.  George remained for a moment stupefied; he stared at the retreating figure before him, and fancied he saw her turn,  with a gesture of invitation to him to follow and catch her up. Acting on the impression, he started forward, and then  there flashed into his mind the words  used by the detective at the station: "Two  well-known thieves, a man and a woman,"  had traveled dowu by the same fraiii as  himself! He was at once ashamed of liis  momentary suspicion that the beautiful  girl he had just spoken Jo could he anything but the angel she looked; but' her  furtive and eager glances ac his bag recurred again and again to his mind;  . The wind wns still blowing very hard,  and the snow, which had for some time  almost ceased began to fall again iii great  flakes, so that the landscape was soon entirely blotted out from view, and George  found more difficulty than ever in keeping  the road. At last he saw a large, dark object in front of him. which he recognized  as the clump of trees which''marked the  spot where there were crossi-cads, and  where he should have to take the road ou  ! his right to get dowu into the village,  1 where Dr. Lowe's house stood. The crossroads were at the highest point of the  neighborhood, and George could scarcely  keep his feet, much less choose his way as  he approached it.  ' Just before he reached the turning he  came to a fair-sized house of only two  stories, shut in by a garden inclosed by a  high wall. Just as George got under  shelter of the .wall, a door in the middle  opened, and out of the darkness the voice  . of the girl he had just met spoke to him:  "You will never find your way into the  village tlixough  this   snow.   Won't  you  . come inside the house until it has left off  - a. little?".  George stopped. He could hardly see  the girl's pretty face in the darkness and  the blinding snow; butthe voice was alluring in its sweetness, and the temptation to  look once more upon such exceptional  beauty as hers decided him.  "Thank you.   It is very good ot yen,  very good of you, indeed.   If I am not in- ���������  truding, I shall indeed be glad to accept  your kind offer for a few minutes."  She stepped nimbly back, opening the  door for him. He passed through on to a  stone-llagged path, which led, under  cover all the way, to a deep porch, under  which the lamplight streamed brightly  aud invitingly through the open door.  The curtains of a large window on' the  right of the porch were drawn; but those  on the left were still open, and allowed  George to see into a dining-room made  cozy i>y the shaded light of lamps, and by  the glow of a bright fire. He caught  glimpses of armor, helmets,spears, shields,  shining on a dark rich wall; and of flowers  and sparkling silver on a white-covered  table.  George, who was half dazed by his struggle with the wind and by thc action of the  snow upon his eyes, thought vaguely of  the story of "Beauty and the Beast," as he  staggered up the stone path. There was  --.something mysterious, almost uncanny  about the shut-in house and its curiously  hospitable inhabitant, which made him  change his mind as he realized it, and  turn, with an excuse upon his lips, to go  out again.  t, At that moment he heard a key turned  in the door by which he had come, and he  knew in a moment that he had done wrong  in entering. He made two rapid steps  back, and was met by the young girl.  "This way," she said, as, passing him  quickly with a smile of invitation on her  face, she led the way into the hall.  II.  He followed reluctantly, lured by the  wish to see the attractive countenance in  the full light, hut resolving as he went  that lie would make an excuse to leave at  one-*.  She went so quickly and he so slowly  that she had entered the dining room by  the time George reach<|d the hall. She  held t he door of the room invitingly open,  and spoke again as he stood hat in hand,  j On the threshold of the houso. .  "Won't you take off your coat and shake  the snow oft'before you come in?   Then,  when this storm Jias-passed, you will'be  , able to start on your way again quite dry."  I   ���������-"! am deeply obliged to you for your  ' kindness." said George, who was'utterly  bewildered by the situation in which he  found  himself,  so that- his��������� words  came  haltingly from his toujfUe.  j    Seen in the bright light of  the lamp  | which hung from the hall ceiling, his tin.  I conventional hostess was even more beau-  | tiful than she had looked outside in the  j darkness.      She    was    tall    aud   ��������� fair,  ! with a figure more suggestive of strength  than is usual in young  women, almost  mascujine,    indeed,    in    its    unpinehed,  naiural   waist  and rather square shoulders.     A  massive  young  woman,   with  long white hands and quick, lithe movements,   and with a certain frank simpli-  i city of manner which suggested that she  did   not   live the cribbed and narrow life  usual   with  the   women   of  the  middle  classes.     The very straightforward spontaneity  of her  welcome to this stranger  I was what one would have  expected of a  | man.' rather than of a young woman.  But the freshness, the unexpectedness of  this was only another charm in the dazzled eyes of George Llewellyn. ' He found'  his heart beating faster, his tongue faltering, as he looked at her shyly, and forced himself to make an excuse. It may be  noted that his first vague suspicions had'  melted suddenly in the glow of her beauty  and of her gracious, smiling manner.  "I thank you, I don't know how to  thank you enough," he stammered, already wavering in his intention of going  on; "but 1 really ought not to take advantage of yo������ir kindness. The fact is I  am traveling with some valuable securities���������"  A sort of sickness seized George when he  got as far as this, and made him suddenly  stop. For as soon as he mentioned the  securities he saw a flash of light on his  hostess' face. As he paused, siie took up  his speech for him.  "If you have anything of much value  about you, that is all the more reason  why you should not stumble about blindly  in the snow, as you were doing when1' I  first met you."  And she stepped out quickly from the  dining-room iuto the hall, drew him inside  the house by an unexpected movement of  a strong arm, and closed the front door  behind him before he had recovered from  the amazement into-which the rapidity  and decisiveness   of   the movements had  face by looking under the hanging oil  lamp with its red shade, he saw' that her  expression of modest shame gave place to  one of doubt, of fear. She looked up  quickly, and their eyes met.  In a moment he felt satisfied; as an older  man would not have been, that the suspicions her strange conduct had aroused  were unfounded. He heaved a sigh of relief. He felt so much, however, that he  . had to put a constraint upon himself which  ' made his manner abrupt, aud his voice  harsh as lie spoke.  "I must go now," he said, turning  abruptly.    "Open the door, please."  He had turned his back to her, to avoid  the strong influence he felt she had upon  him. In the silence which followed his  words, he heard her rapid and labored  breathing. His doubts awoke again. He  even glanced sharply round, as if in doubt  whether she was not approaching him with  some sinister purpose. And he saw that  she had indeed come a little nearer, and  that her large gray eyes were wide with  doubt and fear.  "Why do you wish to detain mc?" he  asked, so sharply that she was takeu  aback, and gave a little forced laugh while  she prepared au answer.  "Surely this is a singular way of acknowledging hospitality," said she, without  looking at him, "to question the motives  of it. Out here in the country we are not  like tbe people in ttiwns, who look shyly  and coldly upon strangers. On the contrary, we offer them fire when they are  cold, and light when they have lost their  way. If you're so suspicious, why did you  accept- my direction as to the road you  were to take?" ,.  He paused before answering. It- was  not easy to tell her the reasons for the  change in his attitude, although he could  not but suppose that she knew them  already. He had seen something of the  world, and was not particularly diffident  with any class of women.  Hut there was something about this girl,  an air of innate refinement, the accent  of a gentlewoman, a suggestion in her  look and manner that she was playing a  part for which she was not suited, which  prevented his putting upon her outrageous conduct the construction he unhesitatingly would have done in the case of  another woman.  He was hopelessly puzzled. He noted  that the room, comfortable as it was, was  shabby and worn as to furniture; that the  girl's dress was severe iu its inexpensive  simplicity; that the glass and silver which  had looked so imposing from the outside  were exceedingly old fashioned. He noted  | also that the table was laid for two persons. And, finally, he remarked to him-  " self upon the fact that since he entered he  had' heard no sound indicating the presence in the house of any person besides  himself and his mysterious hostess.  Just as he came to this point in his reflections,   however,   he saw in the lady's  f.t-ilp.i from him. Llewellyn stooped down.  picke'd is up, and was about to examine it  i ��������� ;he light from the dining-room window,  when there suddenly broke upon his ear  i   ������������������ --.ound ��������� of human   voices  within the  1   .il':e.  Ami fir.- of all he heard the voic# ofthe  girl who had robbed him. She was sobbing, and crying in a voice full of distress:  "Oh! papa. papa. 1 had to .-hoot him, and  I'm so afraid I hurt him! 1 couldn't help  liking him all   the  time,   aud oh! it was  "IF VOU FOU.OW ME.  I'LL I'lIiE!"  eyes a look which showed him that she  was listening for some sound outside,  rather than waiting for the answer to her  question. So he made up his "mind rapidly and walked quickly to the window,  which was about three . feet from the  ground.  "You can see nothing from there butthe  snow falling," said the girl, in a voice  which was not without a tremor of anxiety. "We are shut in here by a wall, as  you may have seen, as a protection from  the gales we feel here so terribly."  Without answering George put up his  hand to throw back the catch of the window.. .      .      .      _.      ________   thrown him.  "Really, I must beg you to let me go'on  now," said he, in a low voice, as  he made  SHE   TLT'NKI)   THE    ItlG   KEV IN TIIK LOCK..  ft strong effort to pull himself together,  anil to resist the pressure which he knew  she was going to put upon him to stay.  "And I must beg you to be more reasonable, and not to reject the -good fortune  the gods send, just because it happens to  be offered by a stranger."  . "I am afraid I must seem ungracious���������"  said George quickly, as lie put his hand  upon the handle of the door. Hut she,  laughing rather nervously, turned the big  key in the lock, and pulling it out in quite  a leisurely manner, thrust it into her  pocket, and sprang, almost in one bound,  back to the dining-room door.  "If you say no tn a woman, you know,'-'  she said as she once more invited him," by  agesturev to enter, "she finds some way of  circumventing you after all." -  -      ,.  -CHAPTER II.     ..  Yj. ._'   MAX'S P.EVEXGE.  i The young man felt himself torn as if  by sharp thorns, with keen feelings, of  passionate attraction, of repulsion as kqpn,*1  and by a sense of imminent' danger. He  followed the girl into the (Jlning-room,  holding his bag with a firm hand, and  looked at her with an expression which  caused the blood to rush to her face, and  her eyes to droop suddenly.  The table was between them, for she  was standing by the fireplace at the opposite end of the room, leaning against  the mantelpiece in an attitude which  showed off the lines of her tine figure to  unstudied advantage against the red glow.  Her blush, the womanly bend of the head  at his look, caused a revulsion of feeling  entirely in her favor in the young man.  And even as he gazed  at her, bending a  , little forward to get a better view of he.  ������**_-<���������������'   ���������*��������� "      *   ' ������������������:   ---  - "'  "Oh!" cried she, in a higher key; "you  are not obliged to go out that way.- If you  take a glass of wine to make amends for  your doubts of my hospitality, 1 will open  the door for you immediately."  Without waiting for an answer she left  the room, and returned in a. very few moments with a decanter of wine, which she  placed upon tlie table. Without-Jieeding  thc fact that he had opened the window,  and was evidently on the point of making  his escape by that way, she poured out a  glass of wine and offered it to him with  her own hand, coming round the table am!,  - holding it close to him.  I - "You won't refuse, will you?"  ' George, with one searching look into her  face, took the glass, and pnt his lips to'the  wine. Then lie put the glass, with a firm  hand, down on the table.  i "You must excuse me," said he, shortly.  "This wine is drugged."  She was very near to him a.s he spoke.  The next moment she had snatched the bag  from his hand and syriing to the door. - In  the second which foi towed the seizure :die  had got such a good start that she was able  to slam the door in his face as he pursued  her. Hy the time he had opened the' door  she had* reached the extreme end of the  long, narrow hall which ran through the  house from the front to the- back, and was  pointing a revolver at him a.s he darted  after her.  "If you follow ine, I'll fire," she  shrieked. .      . , .  I PART III.  He attempted to follouynot heeding the  warning.     Ping!    Ping!   He   heard   two  shots, and   felt  himself  hit in  the right  arm.   Notwithstanding this, however, lie  ��������� darted after, her.   But   he   was   too  late.  She disappeared through  the door at the  ] end of the hall, and lie heard the key turn  j on the other side. -; '  '     He  threw   himself   with   all   his force  - against the door, but with no result. Then,  finding that he was wasting  his time, he  - ran back to the dining-room, and leapt out  of the window into the snow-covered  flower border underneath. The snow was  falling as fast as ever and he sank in it  inches deep as he looked for a way out.  But he found that he wns. caught in a  : trap indeed, for the wall, which was too  high to climb, inclosed the house, with its  stables and garden, the whole-way round.  He made for the wooden door in the wall  by which he had first entered the preinises,  and as he did so. he trod upon something  hard, which was lying in the path. Looking down, he saw, to his surprise, a bag,  so thinly covered with snow that it had  evidently only lain there a few seconds.  With'a momentary absurd hope that it  j might be the bag which had. just been  ��������� _>ri������'  A HAG THINLY OOVEKED WITH SXoW.  dreadful, dreadful! And now I've got his  bag I want you to find him, if he is really  nurt!"  George Llewellyn did not wait to hear  more; he put his hand on the* window-  sill, and vaulted into the room.  The relief he felt on discovering that he  had now a man to deal with was so great  that, disregarding the fact that he was  wounded, and that the blood was trickling  down through his sleeve, lie raised his  revolver and turned to the newcomer.  The young girl screamed and threw her  arms round her father's neck.  But liefore. another word was spoken,  George Llewellyn's arm had dropped to  his side, and he stood staring in bewilderment, first at the old man, aud then at his  daughter.  i'or if he had doubted the possibility  that the beautiful smiling girl could be an  accomplice ot thieves, how could he harbor a suspicion about the stout elderly  gentleman, with the gold spectacles and  the stamp of British respectability on every  homely feature?  "Whv,' who are .you? What���������w-w-  what���������"  The word died away upon his lips, as the  elderly gentleman, starting and staring at  him in his turn, suddenly exclaimed:  "Little Georgie! Henry Llewellyn's  son, by all that's marvelous! Why, why;  what's this? George Llewellyn, little  George turned thief! Why, what does it  mean?"  George had by this time grown accustomed to the sudden change from the  darkness outside to the light of the room,  and he staggered in amazement against  the table.  "Doctor���������Dr. Lowe!" he exclaimed  hoarsely. "Was it���������was it your daughter  that took my bag and���������and shot me?"  There was a moment's pause, during  which the girl, with a cry, and a look of  horror, sank down into a chair, with a  deadly white face.  The doctor took off his glasses and' wiped  them.  "There has been some mistake, sonre  desperate blunder!" said he, decidedly.  "What were you doing.in this part of the  world?"  '  "Coining to see you," replied Llewellyn,  promptly. "I was to have crossed to Calais  to-night, with some securities which I was  taking forour firm tol'aris. Finding that  the boat couldn't cross, I thought I would  find you out and ask you to give me a  night's shelter.   I lest my way, and���������"  He was interrupted at this point by a  moan of distress from the young girl, who  burst into tears and hid her face in her  hands.  The doctor, who was by this time examining Llewellyn's arm, to see the extent  ofthe harm done, smiled rather .grimly  into the young fellowjs face.  ".My strong-minded (Laughter has  brought herself into a nice mess this time."  said he.  The girl herself sprang up at these words  and ran to the door.  "Is he���������have I���������is he���������badly hurt ?"  she  jerked out between her sobs.  -"Well,.he won't die of it.''...nswered the  doctor, with a twinkle in his eye.  George was so much excited and relieved  by the discovery he had just made that he  answered in a tone which showed him to  lie in the best of spirits:  '- "It's nothing at all: it's a mere scratch-,  Miss Lowe. Please don't make yourself  unhappy."-  The girl turned slowly round, revealing  a most woe-begone and grief-stricken  countenance. She looked anxiously at  her father, and seeing by the expression of  his face that she had really not done.much  harm, she began to dry her tears, although  she still carefully" avoided meeting  Llewellyn's eyes.  "My dear," said Dr. Lowe, "go into'he  surgery and get me the box where I keep  my bandages. I can finish this business  here, for it won't take me a minute, anil  it's cold in there."  As soon as his.daughter had left the  room, the old doctor burst into a fit of  laughter.  "I shall break her heart if she hears me  laughing," said he, wiping his eyes. "lust  now when I came in, by the back way, a< I  usually do at night, I found her waiting  for me, in t.riumph| waving a black hair  over my head, and telling .me she had  caught a thief. And she was so proud,  poor child, of having inveigled yon in here,  and detained you so long. She said she  was in an agony of fear, lest I should be  late, and you would getaway, bag and all "'-  "But," asked George, when the du.-tor  had finished another roar of laughter,  "what made her take nic for.a thief?  Surely a man may carry a bag without  nny dishonest intention?"  "She is an operator at the telegraph office, and she was at the  instrument when  a message came through   to say that two  thieves with stolen securities were coming '  down.''  George started for a moment in silence!  at the doctor, and then began to laugh. It |  was annoying to have gone through all the '  revulsions of feeling of the past- hour for ]  nothing, as it were.  -   "Hut what jnade her decide  that I must i  be the thief?" asked he. "    1  "Weil, she met a policeman on her way  home, who told her that the thieves had  been seen Jo come in this direction."'.  Then George, put a practical question  which betrayeci the interest he felt in his  fair captor:  "And do you let that young girl walk  home by herself late atnightoverthis wild  country?"  ,   The doctor shrugged his shoulders.  "She's as self-willed as ever she can be.  In fact, she's getting too much for nie,"  said Dr. Lowe, with a sigh.  "I meet her in the town when I can and  bring her home.   But the gypsy won't :  mm^mt'l iij, ffW'.'jjipij* .���������" *  wait for me, and she curries a revolver, as ���������  you have reason to know.   Here she comes  again.     I'or  goodness'   sake - sfty   some-  tiling to her that,she may not see me laughing!" " -  Fortunately for everybody in the rather  strained state of affair's, a violent ringing  and knocking at the front door startled  them all, and diverted attention from the  awkward occurence.    -   - /���������  Miss Lowe ran to the outer door, for the  one servant had long since gone to bed;  and when she re-entered the dining-room  it was with a policeman.  l"I beg pardon, doctor; but I've got a  job for you here outside. We've caught  the thief; he had got about a mile beyond  here, when he found us close behind, and  he jumped over a wall to get away from  us, and broke his leg, not knowin' there  was a drop on the far side. He must have  thrown away tlie bag he carried with tlie  swag, for lie left the town with one, but  had none when we picked him up."  "Is this it, by any chance?'' asked  George, producing the bag he had found  iu the garden outsido.  An examination of the contents proved  that this was indeed the case; and. the  thief, when he was confronted with It,  confessed that he had thrown it into the'  garden of the doctor's house as he ran  past, thinking that thc high ��������� wall would  mark the spot sufficiently for him. to return and recover it if he should evade his  pursuers.  When asked what had become of thc  woman who had accompanied him" down  iu the train, he explained that be aud she  had parted on finding themselves pursued  and that she had made for the village .of.  St. Placid's.  George Llewellyn remained at the'd6->-  tor's house that night; and, although'there  l-Rf^n"  ->,  "Oil!  I'AI'A,  I HAD TO SHOOT   HIM."     '  was a shyness between Lily, the daughter,  and himself, he had a very pleasant chat  with his host, who explained that they had  left his old house in the village .for the one  which they now inhabited.  And the shyness between the young people wore off before George went away on  the following day. for this little bit of dialogue passed between them : '  "It was very stupid of me not to recognize you."  "Recognize me ! How absurd ! , Why,  when you came here last, fifteen years ago,  you were only ten and! was five !"  "Do you think you will recogn'ze- ine-  next time I come?" - ���������  "What, in another fifteen years?"'.  "N'o, in less than that."     " "  "Perhaps I may."-  And George Llewellyn came again so  soon, and comes so often, that the doctor  feels sure it will end in his taking Lily  away witli him.  [THE EXI).|  Number oF-Fui'-iigii-rit in C'liimt.  In this connection some figures relative  tothe foreign mercantile population iir'  China nre interesting. At the end of last,  year there were 5S0 firms iu the free ports  and the'number of European residents  connected with them wa.s9.Sfll. The Etig ���������  lish head.the list with 354 firms and-1,103  residents. The Germans come next with  81 firms and 77 residents. The Japanese  had 42 firms aiid 1,087 residents, and the  French 33 firms with 7S.1. American firms  numbered MO, but the proportion of residents working for them-was larger, namely, 1,33(5. The Russians had 13 firms and  118 residents, Portuguese .7 and 410,  Spanish, ��������� firms \jith 3">7. Sweden, Denmark.-Holland, Austria, Italy and Belgium  also had a few firms with residents, rang  ing from 50 to It!..     .      .   ..   ,.  Woiiu.-.'s nights l.omj Ako...  Women used to have a few of the political privileges they are now demanding."  Women sat iu council with the Saxon  tribes: abbesses deliberated with the king,  bishops and nobles at Beconceld in (Bt. and  five of theni signed the decree.of the assembly; in the reign of Henry HI. and of  Edward I. four, abbesses were sumnioned.  to parliament, and in the reign of Edward  II I. six countesses were distinguished in  the same way. "'  A    hall-He.iring   l.oeotnot ive.  There is nowii. course of erection at the  Altoona.l'a.. shops a new passenger locomotive which is expected to cover 100  miles an hour without any trouble. The  wheels are larger in diameter than the  ordinary engine, and will he equipped  with ball bearings like a bieycle. It will  also have n steam pressure of but ninety  pounds, against ISO pounds pressure. i;> the  locomotive now in use.  Trail.:*. Ill*: .Mm*.., Ki|uul. 0  A French statistician says that the number of men and women in France, is more  nearly equal than in any otlier country of  the world, there being only I.Oil" women to  1,(0) mcii. In Switzerland there i\r<: i.0fi4  men to I,(KM) women, and iu Greece only  WI. The conditions in Hong Kong, according to this authority, are "appalling,"  there being only :UV\ women io 1,000 men.  A raiiHHif*' Dairy's >!<��������� tlioil.  At. Herr Holle's famous dairy in Berlin  the milk is strained through a wire sieve  with a cloth, over "which line gravel is  sprinkled. After tlie milk is "strained..the -  gravel is put into a" hot oven that any  germs t hat may have been probably strained from the milk may be destroyed. -  , Horror* of JUai-ffulii i.������ay.  "John came home hist night with a   terrible jag on." . - -        - '  "Any particular cause for it?"  "Yes.   I believe yesterday  was bargain  day at two of the biggest, saloons.",  .   A Crown .Maker.  The Kussian crown was made, by Pan-  zie, the old-time Genoese court jeweler,  and was first used by Catherine the Great.  It is worth six million dollars.  Klo'i Fim*   Harbor.  The harbor at Rio Janeiro is one of the  finest on the globe.    It has   fifty   miles of  anchorage-sufficient to float the navies of  tin* world.  0      I  'iuvi-i men tall-Ire In mi ranee.  . The Austrian government contemplates  taking the fire insurance business into  it., own bauds. A special commission so  ad vim*. ****K**a__  *y  me  -*/������������������*  THE MINER [Christmas Number], SATURDAY, NELSON, B. C, DECEMBER 21,189s.  mm  ' 'M:yOy-  DECEM  !3UN  MON  TuE'WtI>  THU  r5  FRI ! SAT !  11  0  Rj    4-  6 | 7"!  16  ,<)  10    1 1  i 1 ������  13 j 14-j  :_.'-'-_  16  So  ir   i6!*i5  2*l:  2_T1 I'G  20 j 2 f j  27126i  lM  ���������31 ���������'Cri-.C^j  -_Ji>'[ .V_������j  THE VENEZUELAN QUESTION.  over any territory which after investigation we have determined of right.to  belong to Venezuela. In making these  recommendations I am fully alive to the  responsibility incurred and keenly realize  all the cur/sequences that may follow. I  am, nevertheless, firm in my conviction  that Virile it is a grievous thing to contemplate the two great English speaking  people of the world beiug otherwise than  friendly competitors in the onward  march of civilization and strenuous aud  worthy rivals in all the arts of peace,  there is no calamity which a great nation  can invite which equals that which follows ttie supine submission to wiong and  injustice aud the consequent loss of  national self-respect and honor, beneath  which is shielded and defended (he  people's safety and greatness."  Unfortunately we have uo time to comment on this matter, except to say that  the President's message is masterly in its  diplomatic pandering to the tail-twisting  element while at the same time a most  convenient bolt hole is somewhat conspicuously left.   There will be no war.  Notice of Application for Liquor License*  I hereby give notice that" thirty days after  this da c 1 intend to make application for a  license to sell wines and liquors by retail at my  hotel, to be known as the Hoynl Hotel, on  Stanley Street.  L. G. CUKRY,  Nelson. Nov. 30, 18!).). (244, 30, 11, 5)  Lord Salisbury's Letter and the President's  Message.  [t will be remembered that the Foreign  Secretary of the United States addressed  a letter to Lord Salisbury asking him  directly whether the British Government  would or would not refer the settlement  of the position of the Venezuelan bound-.  Hry to arbitration.  Lord Salisbury's reply to. this was  received some few days ago, but owing  to the President's absence fiom the capital its contents were not made knowo.  Mr. Cleveland having now returned to  Washington, Lord Salisbury's uote has  been submitted to Congress, together  with. a Presidential message, which is  practically the reply to it.  As was expected, the British Premier's  despatch was a courteous but firm refusal to submit the question" to arbitration. The following extract amply shows  its nature :  "Great Britai:i is imposing no system  upon Venezuela and is not concerning  herself in any way with the nature of  political institutions under which the  Venezuelans may choose to live. This is a  controversy with which the United States  has no apparent practical concern. The.  disputed frontier of Venezuela has  nothing to do with any of the questions  dealt with by President Monroe. It is  not a question of colonization by an  European power of any portion of  America. It is simply the determination  of the frontier of British possessions,  which belonged to England long before  the republic of Venezuela came into existence. The Government of the United  States does not say that Great Britain or  Venezuela is in the right in the matter nt  issue. But they lay down that the  doctrine of Piesident Monroe when he  opposed the imposition of European systems or the renewal of TTury 'an colonization confers upon them die right of  demanding that when a European power  has a frontier difference with a South  -American community, the European  power shall consent to refer the controversy to arbitration, and Mr. Olney states  that unless Her Majesty's Government  accede to this demand it will greatly embarrass the future relations between  Great Britain and the United States. It  follows of necessity that if the United  States will not control the. conduct of  these communities, neither .can it undertake to protect them from the consequences attaching to any misconduct of  which they may be guilty towards otlier  nations. If they violate in - any way tbe  rights of auother sttije, it is not alleged  that the Monroe doctrine will assure them  the assistance of the United States iu  escaping from any reparation which they  may be bound by international law to  give. Mr. Olney expressly disclaims such  inference from the principles he laid  dowu."  _5^.The_mes8_ge__yl)ieh___tlie.- President-lias  submitted to Congress has been taken by  the anti British press of the United  States almost as a declaration of war. It  really amounts to this. Great Britain  refuses to arbitrate. Let us, therefore,  look into the matter ourselves and ascertain whether,after all. England is uot  acting entirely witbin her rights. If so,  of course it is no business of ours. The  following is the most important part of  the message:  "It will be seen from the "correspondence  herewith submitted that this proposition  has been "declined by tbe British government upon . grounds which under the  circumstances seem to me to be far from  satisfactory.  "The course to be pursued by chis  Government, in view of the present condition, does not appear to admit of j.  serious doubt. Having labored faithfully for many years 'to"induce Great  Britain to submit this dispute to arbitration, and now having been finally apprised of her refusal to do so, nothing  . remains but to accept the situation, to  recognize its plain requirements and deal  with it accordingly. Gieat** Britain's  present proposition has-never, thus far  been regarded as a'durissable by Venezuela, though any adjustment of boundary which' that country may. deem for  her advantage and may enter into of her,  own free will, can uot of course be objected to by the Uuited States.  "Assuming, however, that the attitude  of Venezuela .will remain unchanged, the  dispute has reached such <i stage as to  make it now incumbent upon the United  States to take measures to determine]  with sufficient certainty for its own i  justification what I is the true divisional i  CLAIM   JUMPING  AT ROSSLAND.  Col. E. J. Prior, M. P. sends the follow-  letter to The Colonist:  To The Editou:���������In the Spokane Review, of Spokane, Wash., of the 7th instant, I see the report of an interview  had with a Mr. D. M. Liunard in regard  to the case of two men named Morrison  and Cummings who were arrested for  alleged claim jumping or conspiracy in  connection with the Homestake claim at  Rossland, Mr. Linnard is reported as  having said: "Both of the men said  they were doing the jumping on their  own account, and that uo one was backing theu. Before sentence was pronounced the counsel for the defeuce wished it  to be postponed in order to communicate  with friends of the prisoners iu Victoria,  and it transpired that Messrs. Earl aud  Prior, both members o! the House at  Victoria, were in some way mixed np in  the matter." Now sir, I wish to say that  neither directly nor indirectly have I  ever been interested with either Morrison or Cummiugs in any business or  speculation whatever. The former was  in the sawmill business here and I thus  knew him. The latter is n-total stranger  to me.  It is rather odd that Mr. Linnard  should pitch on tLe names of Mr. Earl  and myself, when as a matter of fact the  prisoner's couusel mentioned S3me eight  or ten gentleman in ^Victoria that he  wished to appeal toon behalf of hisclients  in order to try ana get bail. It certainly looks as if there was a little  political animus in it.. 1 am also informed that the judge before whom the prisoners were tried made use of some extraordinary language as against Victorians  in general, which language I trust he  will speedily be called to account.for.  I must apologise for this letter, but as  I am charged with complicity iu such a  dreadful crime as claim jumping I trust  that you will iusert it iu your paper. I  had no interest in the actious of the  prisoners in any way whatever, nor was  it ever asserted by the prisoners  or any one else in Rosslaud that  either Mr. Earl, or I, or any of the  geutlemeu, whose names were mentioned,  had. Mr. Liunard's statement was  therefore a deliberate falsehood. E. G.  Prior.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rTlAKE Notice thnt T. J. Lendrum. as  X Agent for Alfred W. McCune. has  filed the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Perhaps," situated in the Ainsworth  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their objections with me within 60 days from the date  of this publication in the Hritisli Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson B. C, Nov. 8, 1895.  (236-9.11,5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKK   NOTICK    that   John    It.     Cook,  Jl acting for himself and co-owners, has  filed the necessary papcrsa' d made application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Consolidated St. Klmo" situated on Hod  Mountain in the Trail Creek Mining Division  of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must flic their  objections with mc within 00 days from the  diilc of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated nt Nelson, Oct. 23, 185)5.'        [230-26,10,5]  Tha Cotillon.  Next to haying a good partner there  is not))ing tbat adds more to the zest of  a cotillou than new figures. One" of  these that is amusing is known as the  bell figure. A chair is placed iu the  middle of a room, and each young man  iu turn is asked to sit there and ring a  bell until some one volunteers to dance  with him. Another figuro that ia liked  best by those who cau handle the foils  skillfully is the fencing figure. Two  men are given foils, with a well sprinkled powder puff fastened to the end of  each. Tho contest is for one young woman, and the man who makes the first  white mark over a vital place wins and  dances with the girl. A rhyming figure  requires that the man who is invited to  dance shall.answer in rhyme or forfeit  his chance. The auction figuro is managed in this way: The auctioneer has  six- boutonnieres-'numbered-"au"d_filleG"  with bonbons. Half a dozen young wo  meu choose a dozen men. Aftor the sak  tho boutomricres aro given to the young  women who have corresponding numbers, and tho meu who cannot match  these numbers oumot danoa���������New  York Post.  NEW YEAR'S EVE  ������.(3lBtoi December,  1895.)"  A MLL will be held iuthe Oddfellows'  Hall. Nelson, on the above date, under  tli'i auspices of Kootenay Lodge, No.  KS, I. O. O. F. "  TIOKETS,   SI.00 (INCLUDING leUPPBH.)  No invitations issued beyond this notice, but all are welcome.'  To Commence at 8.30 p. m."  1263]  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKK Notice that Kdmond Haney has filed  JL the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grunt in favour of the mineral  claim "City of Spokane" situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of the District of A\ est  Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within U0 days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nclnon. Oct, 28,1895. [234-2,11,5]  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE NOTICE that A. S. Farwell, as agent  _____ for George Hiirnian and Wilbur A.  Hendryx, has tiled the necessary papers and  made application for a Crown Grant in favour  of the mineral claim "Henry," in the Hendryx  camp in the Ainsworth Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants (if any) must tile their objections within 00 days from the date  of the first .appearance of this i otice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agont.  Nelson. B. C. Nov. 19, 1895.      (241, 23-11-5,)  -KKTIFICtTES      OF    IMPROVEMENT.  J.  M. B.   MINKKAL CLAIM.  Situate in mi* Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenay Distkict. AVhkre'Lo-  cated���������Toad Mountain,  rii AKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  JL as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  niiner'scerliricate No. 61073, intend, sixty days  from thc date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of impro.e-  incnts, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of tin* above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must he sent to thc Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before thc issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements. **  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1895.  (216-23,11,5)        HENKY K. CKOASDAILE.  SUNSET MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Ainsworth Mining Division  ok Wkst Kootknay District. Where  Located���������Tothe East and Joining the  Wellino.ton Claim.  JAKE NOTICE that I, K. E. Lemon, No;  60111, for myself und ������is agent for Duncan  McDonald, No. 56889, intend 60 days from the  date hereof to apply to the Gold Commissioner  for a certiticate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of thc above  claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissionci and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of October, 1885.  232  26. 10, 51 . KOBEKT E. LEMON.  NOTICE.  XT'OTICE IS IIEHEBY GIVEN THAT AT  _J___Y the next session of the Parliament of  Canada application will be made by tho Nelson  and Fort Shoppard Railway Company for an  Act authorizing the said Company to construct,  equip, work and maintain :i telegraph line and  telephone lines along thc whole length of its  railway and brunches, and' to establish ofllcus  for the transmission of messages for i he public  and collect tolls for so doing and generally do a  commercial business as a telegraph or telephone Company and for the purposes of erect  ing and working such telegraph and telephone  lines thc Company may enter into a contract  with nny_othc!r_Coniiwnj"_or_m-y_lea.se any-of  tlie Company's lines or any portions thereof.  BODWELL & HIVING,  Victoria, B.C..  Solicitors for Applicants.  Victoria, B. C, Nov. 18th, 1895, (246)  S_A.r_,*E! OF  Valuable Freehold Property.  UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF THE  powers contained in a certain mortgage,  which will be produced at the time of sale,  there will bo offered for sale by Public Auction  by Charles A. AVatcrman & Co., at their salerooms, Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson, B.  C��������� on  MO.\������AY, the'���������Oth OAY ������r DECEMBER,  A. D., 1895. at the hour of 11 o'clock in the  forenoon, thc following property:  Lot Numbered A (five) in Block Numbered 2  (two) af the Government Townsite of Nelson,  in West Koolenay District. Province of British  Columbia, ii-cortling to the ofllcial plan or  survey thereof.  . The property will be sold on terms subject to  a reserve nid.  For further particulars apply to  J. II. BOWES,  "        ��������� Solicitor,  Nelson, B. C.  Thursday, 12th day of December, A. D. 1895.  (253)  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER,  Plans, Elevations and Details drawn to order.  O-ders lefc with Turner   &   Kirkpatrick-,  Vernon Street, will receive prompt attenlion.  -      . [261]  TIME CARD NO. I.  line betweeu the republic of. Venezuela  and" .British  Guiana.    Inquiry to   that  end should oE course be conducted carefully and judicially and -weight be given -mi  to all  available evidence, records   and  Jvaslo - (&   SlOCail     Rai-WaV  facts in support of the claims of  both J  parties.  '���������In order thatsuch examination should  be prosecuted in a thorough and satisfactory manner, I suggest that congress  make ar adequate appropriation for the  expenses of a commission to be appoint;  ed by the executive who shall make the  necessary investigation and report upon  the matter with the least possible delay.  When such report is made and accepted  it will, in my opinion,- be the duty of  tlie United States to resist by every  means in its power as a wilful agression  upon its rights aud interests the appropriation by Great Britain of anvilands  or the exeici-- of government jurisdiction j (_*(__>  GoiNi; Wkst.  Leave 9.1V) a. in.  "      8.3(1 a. m.  "     9.3i.ii. m.  "     9.51 ;i. in.  "    10.03 a. m.  "    10.18 a. m.  "    10.30 a. m.  "    10.39 a. ni.  Arc.   10.50 a.m.  Daily .  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's "  Whitewater  Bear Ijike **  McGuitran "  Bailey's  ���������function "  Sandon ,       Leave  Subject to chanKe without notice.  Kor   rates  and   information    <*pply  at  tbe  Company's ollice-.  ROBT. IRVING. W. H. McGRAW,  TraJllc Manager, Superintendent.  Going East.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  3.15 p.m.  2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.18 p.m.  1.33 p.m.  1.21 p.m.  1.12 p.m.  1.00 p.m.  NOTICE.  Legislative   A ssembly.  PRIVAVE BILLS.  FRED IRVfflE & CO.,  Vernon St., Nelson, B. 0.  We Carry  the Largest and  Most  Complete Stock in Nelson.  Dry Goods, Clothing, Gents' Furnishings, Ladies' Jackets,  Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Carpets, and Wall Papers, and  a Full Line of Rubber Footwear, consisting of Ladies' Men's and  Children's Rubber Boots, Overshoes and Rubbers.  LADIES'COLORED SLIPPERS  We have just received another lot of Ladies' Colored Slippers,  in Red, Pink, Blue, White and Bronze, in the very Latest Styles  HOLIDAY GOODS.  We are also showing a nice line of Holiday Goods suitable  for Christmas Presents.  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.   I  FOR XMAS CHEER!  EVERYTfflNG FROM  PLUM PUDDINGS  TO CHAMPAGNE  -A-T TB3J  HUDSON'S BAY CO.  o  Sole Agents for all tbe Leading  The time limited by the liules of thc House  for receiving petitions for Private Bills will  expire on the 6th day of February, .1896.  Bills must be presented on or before the 13th  day of February, 1890.  Iteports from the .Standing Committee on  Private Bills will not be received after the 20th  day of FoDruary, 1890. .  If any of the Rules above referred to are suspended, the Promoters of nil Private Bills tak-  ini*; the benefit of such suspension of said Rules  will be required to pay double fees.  Bated this 10th day of December, 1895.  THORNTON FELL.  <260) Clerk Legislative Assembly.  W. A. JOWETT,  Mines and Miuing  Machinery,  REAL ESTATE AND COMMISSION AGENT,  RRE, LIFE and ACCIDENT INSURANCE.  VICTORIA ST., NELS01N,B.C.  y^T.~7>   FOR SALE      ~^^  Ten Acres about 2 Miles from Nelson, across the River.  Ranch, near Robson, 160 Acres.  Lots on Baker Street and in Addition A.  Hall Mines Co., L'd, Shares for Sale.  ������������������_���������  ���������\,  i*  c*_  Agent for Dominion Wire Rope Co, L'd, Montreal.  W. A.  JOWETT, VIOTORIA  STREET, NELSON, B. 0  \t

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