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 THE' MMJ.S. -.IS KOOTENAI AEE  ,;..,, AlOEG THE ;R.C_O...T 11.  --���������A/' AAMERIOA;a": A  Whole Number  00  Nelson,  Bri.ish Golumbia, Saturday,'Y.D������cem]ffiY������$Yx$g6Y^  THE ORES AEE HI___-G_iADE:!K  GOED, SILVER, OOITEE^ i |;  /::-;L.*:;AH_)*LE__D^/*-:''':.::v:r.^  Price Five Cents  METAL :-QUpATIX)NS.  ,. NKW YOltK.  ���������IL     il   , 2,1  ...G5|...G5I....IT).!..  Dec.-'   -0  SlI.Viilt..U3'  ..'..-���������(Bar)..- .       '.' -'���������������������������������������������"-'������������������   ���������.  Lead.. . .2.75.. .2.75. ..275....75;MM  fiji;  to Ross Thomson.  :  Aspen-- Jus-Desmond lo T .  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  ���������'.���������Olson���������(.  rum, 1-Y  Lako VieW--A\r  to AV P Giatbho, .|  Lake View��������� AY'  to AW1T Collins,-'.  .'ifiiilniiii  T;l:i;iv\vaivl Xo'i'.l .Leiid-  P1  uiigha*se;o.6v.the:  &  K.  OR  RBTURNi. FOK i������9C UP TO UVTK.  "OUE TREATEDIN KOOTENAY.  At. Nelson .....  At I'ilotliay...  AtTrair.......  .2!),(K)3  ..111,11!)  '.'^1S,!KK._  .��������� 07,0.114  OKE EXrOIiTED..  9,8233  From Slocan via Kaslo.....  Slocan via Nakusp:;....;.;.. S.OiW.  Ainsworth ..".........    (**!������  ���������I'l-ailCreckigold ore)....... li,"** -.; - .  Kossland via Northport....-     r>i2i.'.)ili  ���������    Tons:.........vv...,^.V.    A    92.0111  ���������""������ In addition 505 tons of imported ore have  been treated at Trail.  PRODUCE OF SMELTKIiS.  Nelson (Hall Mines)'Matte'. ���������..........  Pilot' Bay, silver lead  bullion........  Trail Smelter Matte  ........  ...:'.  TON'S  ..21311  ,;ioi2(  .305.i:|  'B199J  ORE SHII'MI-NTS.  Itclurns Siuce Lasl  W.vli.'  H.'.C. Snioltiii!  VIA    XOItTllPOnT.  ���������& ltetiningCb. to R'utteJ':  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.).  Trail Smelter [Mattic].-.A ��������� ��������� ���������  Hall Minos,      .''.:'."    .......  188*1  ���������m  SMELTER  HALL   MINKS, [Nelson]   for  12 Dec.; treated MO tons of ore.  RETURNS:   v  week   ending  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no co.isideratiori  is named in transfers  -the nomina bum of $1 is to be understood.)  ���������-' -" --^' : .'���������'������������������''-'' ���������'..' ���������" <;,:   ���������:-'. : ",���������'��������� -.-       ���������   .     '  . :*.:.'���������/��������������������������� '���������:'::  Kiissliintl. :       ': YS.Y.:Y\~\& ���������  iDuc-l'i���������^YYY'- -YY.'" AA"- .A'-,:-/ .-*���������;'��������� ';; ;,-/-!-_  ^Prince ;bf; AVales,    Alimiesota: and  /Jui nbb^-R J Oain.von to Clias Howson  "J in -iich.S',---..-'--:-;'-':U-::-":,'---.>' 'Ar: /^'-.o-.A^A'A--  : Kid���������J ohi? E Erickson  to Hugh Alc-  ���������<jivnir. ..^.-M-"**)^^  :   Oolisoliition���������AV A Hiteliic t(> Gihi I..  AVilson, SIM.  A; -"A a '."AAA*  DeAlS-^-: YA."A'-:A' "-''"AA .. ���������''.';:;;;;-' ���������  s Little DttrUii^���������AV G: Estoii to Gyi-iis  Happy (trustee*) $100. ; :"���������.;-.:.���������.'"'��������� ..r ;J  AEv;i^A)ohii McLeod to JonsOlsen.,';;.-:  :" Olga���������JenA Aplseh"'to;-.0.. I^'Peterson,:  -.-���������JgiOOO.'-- vv^-- ;-. -/���������^-:        '���������;,'?.-*"���������'?:''":  Dec 19���������' ;Av'���������"������������������'- ���������YYY'���������:":";������������������': v-:-;v a ;'  Biims-wick���������*Rol>cv_ liindie to IU.  Patterson and Andy Hogan.  : 0 *1. 0���������Geor"g������A O AVebster and IM  Gl.isner and Alex Allan.;!:t(>each. :A A  Butte Lode���������Howard C "Walters  (trustee) to The Butte Gold Copper  Mining Co..- '<:���������-. .   ;.,-;  D.c-2-'r-,-:;:'-;;-������-''-vvr.-^y ?':;.",-/  ',..   Copper Glahce^Patriok : JShioId to  John Linehan, Ao i :: (f.:   ", *'������������������:.,...  r'- Miiucl  S���������D  Groinif*  to  Clarence'-B  '0'Etnie., ���������),.';,-"-.,' ������������������-���������'.������'���������'"'.':;��������� '���������-.-. V'7'_.';'��������� ������������������ .-'-:-.:- .'  Monroe���������Jas Lawleivto If:;R Dunlop,--  ��������� i.: -J,-.; -<f   -,-'���������'   ���������'������������������   r-'i':' r"-;-.-'-: "������������������.;'   ���������������������������.���������',���������'���������;'":' '.6; ���������     '^   -;.'���������  JL)ec22��������� - YYYYyY;. ]Y' t'Y..^.  TY: Beaver���������Geo  Williavd  to  Harrison  Gov.Y,;>ii700.? - v " .,*���������,; "y.y.':yy.yyyy  Blue Bird���������C O'Btii'ii Beddin to J^is  Hampton.    ?-   ::'"' '*.;.v"' -    "���������'-..������������������'���������..;-.   ;''- .'/"  ���������;  Blue-Bell--AV W_,Bell to Jas Hainp-  --���������illylark FracticWi���������Frail k J AValker  "���������-o"J'as Haiiipton. '* "������������������''���������"?-'���������;  ������������������ti'.- "Rosy  Belle-^Issae Ross ti) AVin H  Bell.'-*, .v.'���������-������������������'- ���������'���������' * '������������������*:**,v.:?: -:;--^: ':''-"  :-   BriUania���������L '���������-E   Bigg-rnt;. to   O' AV  Glianiberlain, ,$500.    v*      v*\  =Dec^3=s  l and IjUcv Slu'irud  $'il) itugold coin.  ���������I. and l-ticy .Slici'vod  #10 i;i gold coin. :  line   I3ili---A .lolinson,-Oliaa O I'ci-_:.  1' L-Biiyiiuir,; Glias ���������"Peterson, Ed NoT-  soiii and. "Ole I.ar.seii .to ,J' li'.-IO-iin. dv,-  1-7, $100.*,y   :;;   :- ���������    -.:-: ->Y   -.:;-.;.;:;-.;-;,.���������.,        '  '  .Morning  Glorv���������>S   G   Wing to  Mf.lfft.VTe', -\,:%������>.Y"      -  ABOUT  FEBRUARY ast.  B  LOST CREEK DISTRIOT.  ���������Will.ltc l������<rvrl<)|ii.<I <m a .|.ar,'te Scale: in She  YY..Y:'Y. V'-  -v 'S;iriti<i. ;Y' :;.~YYYYY."'  Y iM'ivlwilliiini; Arcliei; ol' New-York,  vice president oT the Lost Greek Uev-  el opt not it. Company was; in. town yesterday and said to ii representativi' of  Tub MiNKit,:.that lu;'3v;ta here; 1'oivtlie  purpose ors(;migliteniiig()iitfche;tlTaii's  ol' tlie conipany's property on % tlie  South Fork ol::the Salt hon river w-li.h  a view of starting the work of development; early in the spring; Tliei.e*l;as;  been, a 100, i'oofc tunnel rim iir tlie Montreal and oOl'eet in the Aiuiie'I    ; '  Air."Archer is a director in tlie coni-  liaiiy owning tiie ������������������..hydraulic'-', placers  from,. Waneta to Fourteen Mile;creek  and says .that work "on them is expected to be resumed as soon.as spring  opens.- ���������':'.     V.-''",;; ���������'''-.*':- ���������'-���������'���������''���������" ���������_-���������'"'    '-'; ''>Y'���������..".;  He is also a directoi1 in the"...Union  Hill Snieitiiig and Mining Go. at'Gale-  na in the Black Kills,: where a 200  stamp mill is iii operatioii. The mine,  seven miles from Deadwood, lias been  under development I'or 13, inbntlis.  The ���������'cpiiipiVriy lias ,t\yo: large claims  near Edgeinon't,:. Hputh JJakota- aiid is  goitig'" to put; iu; a 1500 ton capae'tty  sitielter at that point,.: -Y:Y      .-���������'<_  :A NEW.;ELEeTI{IC:::cO.!  St.'GlairvBlaekett, 'Vicejiresideiit.wind  if-. Dalby ilorlciii, jr./'seorijtiiryrtr.as-.'  iii'er.:'Theve;ipital! stoclcris,- 1,000,0(10  shares of ���������', the p. tr- val tie of $ 1,'%y ith 800,  000,..'shares in .-tlie, treasury. ���������.>L*'lie sum,  of $2000 is in the treasury and. will be  exiiended iii tleyelopiiient; before any  -RobUj Hutchispn to John  =  - Staiulafd-  Henderson.  : Coliniel���������ArblnirY Bostwick  to. J oii n  Henderson, A.j "   !'������:.'. "-.'���������. "'YY������������������ \ '������������������" ';:-' .-",'  ;t: - Colonel���������II G^.Pollogk totJqhn llen-  '-dersoiv, ..-���������..-.-.���������:-������������������ - ";���������.-;.;,���������'���������-'.'-''���������"  Y   'rownsiti*���������T H  O'Famdl.to- K B Bn-  ���������MiM,:'������\--''YrY.-..:r^J;y^.^::Y~Y^YYi  '!-'.���������" Culniington���������Chas   Paget'   to   F dB  iBusltell, |.'yLy;:>-:'.-":; Y'Y^-.YiY-^.i.Y  % Mustting-^Lee^MeKiiriiey*. to   Thins  .���������'Kit-liiii;-*..--.'^-.'-"' -v.;.'":-v: ���������/:,' ? -.-.-.'- Y'''i-Y  Shelbyand Red Jacket  Fraction��������� i_  "BBusliell to Thos Kitehin.---Y,,:,���������  , ==  Uvockkup���������A=   Braner ; Uf Reinhold  "Keii.-.K-^*-" :���������'���������:���������'-:. -: ���������-^���������.'K^ '-;  Lalliirook. .Hiittentot, oKeewadin,  ;Tartar.: Hermit and Giberon���������Robt J  Canieronlo Thos ;H ���������-'Armsti-ong," 1-10  in each.:   ���������������������������,���������������������������?;.���������'������������������.'''. ".'������    "...''* 0-- . ;r-.  i-  :'������.:���������;&���������������������������.  \\Vhitefejisli, l.velenee--Pliilip Wlijte  to S Bywater.-i: in latter. "f���������������������������������������������'������������������'*��������� -;-"  " Haniblei-���������3. " Hiirrocks to l.'atrick  AtcCue."- .-j-'-..-..*..-: ;-'.:'���������       - "o-*"-.-'   ".��������� .������������������'���������"'������������������'  ; La ltegjna���������H J Grahami to J 11  Ai-mstroiig."   '-.::;,.. :,., --, ^; >,  :*'.  ''������'���������- -.-;���������;*'  ���������-������������������Hidden" Treasure���������Mike Shick to  Gluts D C Rogers, .*-,.- ''���������'���������:'.-"**':" " "'s'--:T,:: "  Sta nicy���������F I. N* Farroi Uto Ghasi D C  R<)gers aiid Alike^Sliiakia'j to eaeli.     ^  .'���������'       '""';' "���������*���������-��������� Kaslo.'-.'.  i.'."*i-   ,"''���������'   ���������������������������.:'..:  ' DMil2~       " '"-V'/" ;.*: :������������������;;/"���������.*���������.' Y. :',;,;���������������������������.  Corean���������-A  F Bilrrett and J H Ross  "to AV F -Newell,, J. ���������;. ,.��������� ">;.-=    :, ! :"Y. .  >" Big Four, Copper Kijig, Mammoth;  Colbv���������J iiiries Bhick. to J Fred Hiiiiie,  MPP,-_j breach." i'\t ';c;v->:       .V'VI  :DecT4--; V;. -.-;- "^ _'-v " -���������>';,',,���������'.-.���������;''";.  '- Kaslo���������R .I   Stenson to Issac AVald-  ron, $300. ������ ��������� ���������:������������������'���������;������������������[- Y-r -"-���������- ;������������������ ."^-^y:  :Elnia^-Albert;AVatts to fill Thoin-  rsoii, RH TrueinanV AV J Twiss.   - '  Independent, Gem and ^Yosennte���������J  Fred Hiiiiie tp John Avion Gibson, J  in each. .';' -*?'..' ::_���������V':V ���������.-";,; ".'.'-',; -;'-��������� ''..e  AArhitewatei- and Irene���������Jas L Alont,-  goniery and John ;L Reta.llaekto J G  Eaton.      ,r; ���������'.- u'..''-'*-��������� "... ���������v -���������;.'���������      -'���������."  Dec 15���������f  -. -. ?:" ;At:BATTLE AT -SEA- 'YyY '\%  Fililmslei'iiiK   SlcaJiii'i- " Whips: a  .Sji.-inis-  .-.'-<������������������" ������ .' \- limiiio ll.   - = ;"^-'^ J���������' -''���������-'"_,  '" Tlie filibustering steamer: Three.  Friends sailed, fi'iiin.F.eriiaiidino.-Fla.,  Sunday night, December 13, carrying  fit valuable cargo of liiimitioiis''..ofYyvuy.  for the Ctiba'n.insurgents. After.elud-  ings:tlie:yigilaiice of the LJiiited States  wai'sliips. ai.uk;' I'eventie' cutters', anfl  dodging every ;s;iil upou the bceaiithe  little v steainer vwith a bo lit 50 in en -was  within iiailiiig distance of -.Cuba on "fche_  sixth Aiiglit 0Ouf. -Surprised: and fired-  .     I Cing SolomoiCMt Vernbii aiid Oi'n-! upon* she -threw.shot 'info the ^iiai'iisli;  aha���������M  R  Luther: to  E  R AViiigate, I naval coaster, frigiitened ofl'a big gun  $3500. V    .'':,:, -K'..'.   "-,"'---   '--���������'-" ."  --���������>  Decl6^-,v,-:  ' ,���������:"':.:?,..-'*'"'.,.'���������<!': ,.**" ",:  Kokanee���������Robt Sheill to F C Nivin  and J AV Bell.U. $100/   .-. *���������_-'  Bonanza' King���������OC Lapp   to J =P rZapatha swanip.  Fink. ":  Due Bill���������A and D  Rayiiiiii.*,   Ghas O Berg  Chas Peterson, Ole Larson.  Dec 17-  It is-Being' Organia.-'. With,a Onpitxl of  '���������_>-..:';��������� ���������;::'.;":.;;'-.;V.$20,000.;/;;^;'';'.-";;.:'''-:-:;?:.  v.- It .is reported that- the 11ew electric  liglit;,coihpaiiy" referred . :to-"div' :last  week'svissue'., ofJ Thu MiNicii-has be(*n  praetiealljyfgrn'it'd,:?  stockYoY ^2(),000 dt;iving-��������� alreadyA>een  sidiscribed.; Tt> is exjiectetl; that' tlie  work of construction-wjinie cbniinen-  q.iid;:'iis,-: soon as tlie water rigbtsliaye  lieen seciu-ed.'-frpiiV; tiie.:-government  and it isj.said that'oneof the niembeiM  Ol' the epinpaiiy, is now.,;on his Avay���������to  :Victoria. for; the; purpose; of securing  this right.,-'; ;;-,-':'".--,-;*��������� -', .,���������'���������';"���������"���������'.''.'; A'N,.. --:-:;.,-;;  As soon as' the.right has been secured the company -'\yill"_i..'or'dei::;'-pn!e.'''.s5il00.  light; machine, ste|> up and step,do^n;  trail sfoi'n ieiv long (lis tance s'y-be"n'i_fcli"a't-  will supply 2200 volts intown; alsci one  50-1 igiit; arc machine. Power will be  .supplied during tlie* day time fpi; iho-  'tors, cooking and heating* a,t,ilftvrafe?  of three niills per" ampliere, per hour.  Tlie cdinpany is to, derive power from  one"';of the adjacent .creeks" bufc.this  will "not5 lie made .'public.'until they  have -got the right from the govern'-  ment. _ Any...person .,ean take one Or  nicim shares.::_':'.he.Avprk:of.ctpistvitcr  tion, it is sviitl, will be comiiienced.iTi  two or three iWeeks.".: ;:,-.-���������:���������  :��������� ''.'''''''���������".':,;*;;,     Iliili���������l:i.v I'jijn-i's. "::*"; ';-  The..;MaiiitolKt Free.: Press has published a siieci allium ber, in handsoiiitdy'  illustrated booklet form, containing  ing an'ini])!trt.ial description of British  Columbia inines.., The ami of the'Fi'ee  Press Avas'to provide iicctirate infornia-  tioii ..about the niihing, Ciimps of.tli.o.  .���������EauiKaui-)_\uhc.tit____J_ili.illIuuQt^  of i travel i11 Ki)oteii'ay, ;of K(;olenay  liowns,: "of the!=pi'inci[)al'.hiineSviii the  .vicinity Of Rpsslaiid, Nelson,,aiuTSandon: ".Beside:. theHlescriptions'of Trail  Creek, Slocan andBomitlary-j Alberni,  Cariboo and East Kootehay areiipt  ignored; Iriandsijiliehillf-toneillustra-.  tions .-Vidoi'ii; almost every page'of,.the"  booklet, ;aiiiongr which are large iihofo-  :gr;ivures of Rossland, Trail, Nelson;1  ,Kaslb,t. New".- Denver," and ] "In tlie  Depths;Ai*;;Le������iRoi;'; Altogether the  issue is a souvenir niiniIic{i;.;iiitorestiiig..  to" the '...owners of .'tlie big mutes' and  Tull, of informiitioi] I'or the oiitsiilejiitlV-  lie;:!::For ������ale at tiie leading.if'e.ws and  bookstoi'es" in AVi 1111i]>eg, at tlie coast  and iii,eastern" cities. ._".'���������'- Y^^.rYY- -... ���������;���������.  The" Can'a.diaii' H(Mii(?.'.Tburn!il. for  Deceitiber,ptiblis!)ei.liii'.T,or(iiit(), etlited  by Faitli Fenl.on, late, of The'Empire,.  Is artistically gotteit it]).and full lifthe  Nmas sjiirit," Lady Aberdeey. Presi-.  dent, of 'the :NaLional Council oi'"AVp-  .ni'.ii.>-edits and confrolsa tlie department, devoted 'to the iiiterest.^of,this  iiiilueiitial-organi'/iilloii.. Al.usic, Art,  FasliionrGaines, tht*'Monseh'iild. fascinating and seasonable, siorie.s written"  specially for tlie Journal, bright, .timely: articles oii books, peopie.andcurrent  events are aniong its, leading.fc-atures:  Till' Ural Eiiclinic-s nil t'liy <!; ti' li. Slcamers  I'lyliiK' lli'l-.vecii   \(>r(!i|'arl .iniil,,.;..':-  ���������:������������������-"'.irrowlisiiil antl on MiV.lenn.v       :    : J.akc���������.In ���������<>"licit al.   .--���������Ikusln.:-  .The news published; invTui^Mtxiiit  to the .effect that fchc'.Gtinadiiiii Piicific"  l'ailway liad purchased the.Colunil>ia  .���������ituf lvootenay Steam Navigation Conir  iiany-'s interests :li.-,s :been .confirmed  and possession ,,will,; bii .-given : on;or  about February J, 1897. ;.  It is on edf the largest "aiid most important, deals ever made.'in thelvoote-  nay country and the purchase in chides  al! the sfeamersjof, the C. & K.:co:m-  paiiy plying on Kootenay lake; and On'  the.Cphuiibia r.ivei'betweeii^.-Northport  and - Arrowhead. : Kaslo:' will rhave ,;i  ticket ..agency established ahere. Thf!  ntovenientmarks the aggressive,policy,  of .tire���������G.;P.. 11. in Soutlierti, '.British.  Columbia and- shows that, they have,"  'awakened'5to the fact'tliat iiiiinediate  steps:; ai'e necessary- if they desire to  hold aiid .control : the.bulk of business,  in the Kootenay district.. It is iinder-;  stood,--.hat among the changes to be  made in the navigation of .the Cbluiit-  ,bia: under the. new., management Avill  be the* establishnteiit' of ,a daily boat  ser'vice between ',, Robsoi^' and' Arrow-  head. AArith this end iii view a steamer;  larger than, tlie Nakusp is now:being  built ;it the town-of that liame on the  Upper ___rrowy. kike, and will bo ready'  for service in the s);ring., Y -''.-':       ;     .:  The C.P.R.now,has,abraiiehservice  ruuuing froni tlie iiiiaih line down, to  Ai-ro wheiid, at; tlie. north end sof thej  Upper-: Arrow lake. Two fine steamers;  wi! 1 run fietween;'AiTOwhead and Rob4  son every, 24 liours���������one : going up, the  other comingdown���������Sundays included.'  At "Robson connection will" be,,niade  with ; tlie. ,. sttuidard- "guage railroad  abo.iit,-'-t()";lK*' built; froni Trail to that,  poiiif by-di': Ai.ig.:;lieiiize;i'arid at TraiS  connection wjlhbe: niiicli.'.Avitli the nai-'  a'ow> gauge, railway"; t'Uiiliing,;tpR<)ss-  laild.  : :. :',;���������,.:���������.;;��������� .'"���������,���������';������ '.;'������������������' '���������-.���������;   '.;-:*:'��������� .;:.': '.j  ���������:."-"Ll.t::l..'Vidto'^".0tht'r.:vpTO  Rossland ;;Miner, ,that Mr.-ITeiii-ewill  stjtlKlardizo ;theaiari'ow'"gange so that  trains -call; l un right through .from  Robsotr to Rosslaml., ' Iri this cbunec-  tioli the^ trains will bc.aAdefo run from  Rossland to Nelson-aiid will briii g/(ire  to the Hall .���������All tics '���������siiielter.--.-. :,-."���������;' ;" '*  :;Tiie GaiauliitnPacific is to commence,'  building'tlie-'t'Oiidvfroiii:- the foot of  Slocan  lake t<"> the Slocan Crossing  .treasury,  public.  shares   are ,.o(fered   to- the  n^ws; fp;ok:;the",oa;Mps:  BRIEf'PARA6EA.PHS RELATING TO  ^���������PROSPEOTS AND. MINES.       ,  ;SHUT-DOWN AGAIN.  The   flail   .lllnis   Snii'llcr  T.ik<s   Another  .-";.. Itesl* '���������" ;';'..  -.'J'he, Hall Alines smelter has shut  down agaiii,- the scarcity;of ore.Jieihg  tlio^caiise. They;shut dpwii on Doc-  member Sand -"started -iip agaiii on Sunday Deceniber 13, iii' time"for the meeting, of the shareholders iii London. Oir  'tlie- 21th;, they, again closed down.  This class of management is.not likely  to 'coimnehd itself ,to outside share-'  ���������liolcl ei'S." I?c)ssibl y, the order foi","starting was received frpnithe (dcllidard of  directors* iirLohdoi'rsQ.tha't \yheii they';  camo,;.'before the;. shareholders .they  'could 'say ;that.the .works were iii full;  operation.*; It is to be hoped the hew  board- ;o,f;direetors will hot indulge in"  siich expeiisiveniethods-liut.will work;  ���������the.pTOjpprty+wi^  on  the oi-diiiary. shares \. in ithe :;near  'future.:'���������:_���������.,:'.. '" "'������������������';   .;;';;": ,;':.,.-"���������...,:;,,,;.;.-,:;;'  THE WHITEWATER; GROUP.  Wli'ul-'ls''.���������!<-in;!��������� Hone or AImhiI lii-lli*. Iloiic  lu and Ai'fminl i!ie'rren>iiire;:Vinills "  of I lie IIU'li KiMiieiijiy.  out  within th'e..iiexi/sjx;tjr;tlays.  'Tlievwill  'ji-'onrcnc  then be abl'eto cai'i'y, thtroT-.; ii.wiii,uiiwj  S io'cai l lake district to Nelsont'or treat-l  ment. Thefdmilding "oftliisbi.aiicli  line, and the aecpiiriiig :of the C.;.&---K-.',  steamships is all preliminary tb "the!  e'stablislniion t of the 'CroA^r'sNest Passs  road from Luthbridge,;-to,Nelson.aiid,;  when that road is compieted, tlie connecting links into The Slocan, Revel-  stake aiid '"Rossland will form it coin-;  p!ete:system. ,;..���������<?. :'i.Y_        ���������;������������������..;.',  ;NUGGET-PROM THE-00EAN.-:  k\  Whilv   illiiKii!!;   *>iiiiii<iiii^s ;i   I'iecc   is.At;  :  Im-lii'il In the l.cuil. ;   ;  "./Captain J.,:Dabl, niasterof the Nor.  wegian bafk.Handy, when discharging  a timber ciirgoiit i.i-yihe cbhe/'other diiy  had. with, hiin,"says the Boston Jour',  .h'ai, a; sinalb liugget of gold which Iu(i  foiind adhering to his sounding lead  aftiir taking'sounding-s plfNewfoinid-l  Iaiid������cipfe-\\feweek.s=ag07i^Gaf)taiii=Ii)a=lili=  wlio hails froin Fredriekshad, Norway;  wiis.at thecthiie on his Avay home to  i Dalhousie,;; N? B-," to. .load liis cargo.  The lead, had the;usuaTthick cpating"  of tallow oir'..thfi'-end:Viiiclrcoines'in  contact .with *, the bottoni, -aiid'when  liaided iti.he foimd the tiny bit of gold  ayout:;:6he,:Size.,<)f apbean, sticking to  the fallow. :"���������  ;:-:r -,, : ���������.. ���������;.... ,0 ;'.   '������������������'.<  -"At' Dathousie, CayfjiindJahl sliowed  it t.o tl ic "ii) er ch a i 11 ���������: .v/j th _wl mm lie. was  transacting business, a.n"d"yvli<>ron liiiv-^  iiigjt_tested.,found" if U)I>e;pure gold."  CapfaiiivDahl -stated fhat:before_leav-  iugvdiii.hiul an_olfiiri)l' SHOOO on condi-  tioii' --thai;,"-' he "would Turnislf information as to liis .'..precise, bearings at tlie  tin ielieciist, the lead, hut*refused. : He  was in British waters.at the time, and  will lirst ascertain what the govern-  nientraptliorities"'.there have to say to  liim im fiie:subiect.',, -,. ���������"      ..-'.-���������"."���������   -..-'.  ,     v    Simialcirad 5'iiiisCrceiis.        "  Tliere has been consideralile-wbrk:  ihin&'on tlu'-propei'ties iiii S])roule and  Falls creek districts. On., tinniel ,of HO,  feet, lias been,driven on the AVetasqu-  whi claim and there will bel one tunnel  of-iOT'eetelriven oil the Paiitherelaini  and also pne,������hafto!!. the Ranger cl.aiiii.  All..these elaijifs areMooking lirst rate:  Messrs.������;>Scott;, and. "Elliott own ,tlie  Ranger. ai id :P,aniliei' /tnd Alessrs: "Car*  rie aud:AIcKernan bwit'tlie Wefastjuiif  and.Gi'acie aiid Others. iThese' pi-opec-  tie_s;-.are-:"Bitiiated: ������.n m 20 footjedgc"of  free milling.' gold, auart'/.r Assays" so  far; have been ranging. from" .5 to $80/,  Air. Tebp, who owns ailjpiniiig claims  lias got anr Assay, running over $(500.  AVork" Avill. be." started' on 'Air. Tebo's  Claims aiid Athers the coming spring.: -  o    .       A .Ve\v Tramway.i'iliile. ;      -:  The  new jcable  for the' Hall Mines  trail'Way. is oil the ; road and is (expected to 'arrive any ;ila5'.; Ito-wilU.be a  duplex -system,, the,'ore''buckets rttn-  ning onM   st;itioiiiiry cable*,;,   it is,s:ud  boat and escapcd.ffom a sWifl, ciaiiser.J tl*at the system, will, give a niiich better  steering out to sea.-The" i'hree Frieiids js'"llM-'*-c<- ������ll(l greatly- facihafe the transput, in again- to*"the. ifiast-and safely/}I)cftation.dTtheQn;.5.r ;^    -...-t- _,v   .,'  landed her cargo oh the boader of the" j .:*   ?     i:A:    ,  -:  .���������.-,- "-. ���������-"������������������---;'���������'  Not before iii Cuba's    "     ���������' Qi'������J"J^'U''������-������" fii<..M.on<i.iy.;:  ,  AHlnlt'i'e.sliii^ Iteview i������l".llie Work Itcln  ,llouc:al,  I'l'CKvut. '.,-.',-'."���������:  ;; Mr. E,.! Shiell who wasin last "Wedu.s-  ��������� day'from the.,Ayhite\yater district ffur-,  nislied the" following in teresli.n'gr details  ;o������ thnt district to,: a"representative of Tiik;  ���������.MisER;'.;',';i.;:.,i;V..''*.' ::';--.'";',������������������'; ';;'.'.'::'':;;;, "���������������������������:  , The \A7hite\v,itei" mine has never looked  'better aud is ioip'royiri'g asdt goes down.  Thirty,meu, are employed and between  live aud six carloads of ore are being  shipped; weekly; :most of, the: work is in  ���������BtopiuR..-.";-C!;:; ,-,_^;- :ti::i-\.YYYYY:':: ,;::;;  *::>The,'A*y*elliugt6ii������'is em ploying;'about 25/  :.'men.:''aiid'\:i8'_hipp,irig--.ab,pltt-:tivo' card 'per  week.- Assays average^^ abont S500. ;lt:ia  'said: to;; be., the M rs t mi u e iu: tue; dis trie t  worked by a C-Hadiuiloomp.iuy, the.Col.-;  umbia.& Kooteuay Prospecting and Miti-.  ung Company. -::Tbe;coir.pany,:is abotitlo:  opeirup flief Ottawa,::a; claini adjdhiirig:  :tlie Welliuglon. " ;���������; YY'Y]'������������������; 'YYi Y:Yy:'-.  .The Chariestou- whicli As uuder boiid;  to .AVinuineg people has six meu:afc work''  aud;:betweeii; ������6000';; and S70C0 imsbeeir  .pent iu'tuiiuels. ; There :is a showiug of  ore" iu - flye, tunnels and soi-eof the ear-  boiia'es ruos a. high a_'4500;oanoes. v ; ;:!'  "The O()fouua:adjoirii_g the;Ch*-riest6n,  is under:- bo nd to'jToro ato "au d S ppkaiie  parties tiud a tmiuelis uow being, driyea.  ���������-t_:;n'^;Kp_r������^v.ii-.-.OoK'l-t\nCl,Oapi'Gi. Milling,  company is working s'eveii nnni ou the  Lone Star mineral; claim. A: crosscut  tunnel _is being run and malinger Shiell  expects to strike the lead in. a little while.  The mine isVgettiug fine indicntions-iid,  expects to be a shipper in the spring. '-'���������������������������  \ The-Colorado' which is under bond,to  Air.; AlcOleary and, oiher A^u.ucouyer  people.is uow working six'meu.   ;      - *  ���������'���������:-. The, Sunset has started up work and  hasgot the .cabins built.; Itis owned by;  R.i 1_; Lempu and D. JlcDoiiakl and is  under bond toa Mr.  Egbert of   Mi'hu.-���������  ��������� apolis.*'" ".;;--s;-"'";;,;is-''"'-;-,,-"'���������- >"..' '     '":","'"  :,-' The Elkhom Mining compauy of Spokane, is: pushing ;wo.rk on itsproperly,  Tt is looking welland i3 uuder the niau;  agement of Mr.."-Winstead; who* lias.. au  assay.ofiice iu Whitewater. "    <. ,;  .The Eldori Gold ; i.Sil.verAiining company is working six qij, eightnien. They  are runuirig afcrosseut .and.expoct to  if n;ke^th'e^o re"b-ti^  ;The Brennan Group on Liddell creok,  ..two .miles, this; side*of AVhitewater is  working steadily aud lias shipped some  ore/,v They expect, to !be steady shippers  in the future. ,;;.;;���������, ������������������'���������';���������;.'."; ..'.Y.'  '".'" The Jiisksoii mine in Jackson basin has  struck a good,body",,0f ore and is" taking  out from six.-to ������������������ eight tons per day. :    ,  "  -'   HESPELER IF TROUBLE. "  a   ���������::'.:-':'-,"      ;,   :   Kaslo;.,., YyYY  The fifty ton new engine and new  passenger car for the Kaslo and Slocan  railway aiAived;,ot: Kaslo 011 Tuesday  ilight.: ���������;:;;- ;',:':.> '"': .'    ';",''''���������'.-; -'-:'"-'''���������';;'      '"::';- Y\  CTlie Koo;ten:iy;;Lake.Telephone Cpni-  paii'y will 's.art'tiii*; woi-k ;of coi.isti.uiCr'  tion''ol'i'a.-tele'i'ilio.n'e"system in; Kaslo  fiextAIondiiy. " It is expected, that it  Will be in bp(>ratioii before the end of  '.Taiiuaijy. -'������������������f-.YY'Y,   ���������Y.Yi.Y-Y' r YY '.-Y.-Y..-  YY.: . "^���������''.'ijii'iit.lllvi'r.;:;,;���������-.;"���������'���������  ���������Y, The ^Blenheim;, Mining;,Co. havefive  'men,-., at-.work; (levelppitig by "shafts .-their  very .promising property also on Goat  Alouutain and ooiitigitous to the Northern  'U^...:,-r~:::r:;yrY^  'The;^Northern";Ligbt;* also;;; on,:;Gqat  '���������Mountain has, beeii sold to, George A.  Keefer for a syndicate of.coast capitalists:  stocked for 82.0,000.' and is kuown as the  Northern cLiglit Mihihg Co., Ld.; The  contract for tunnelling will be given .put  ouMr.KeeEer'-ai rival about the. beginning of January. ' This claim is close to  navigation, probably half a mile., .'  : The" Ivy on Goat Mountain has been  sold" to George ; A.'Keefer, C.E., of Victoria for a Scotoh; syndicate capitalized at  1350,000 and Avork is now being prosecuted vigoursly. A contract for a 150 ft.  tunnel'--'besides crosscuts and shaft,work  has been let to Sam Billingsi1. Co, who  have five' men at Avork. Cabins and other  btii ldirigs are already���������'���������": erected, Gobd  news is expected to be; heard from this  ,mine in a shoi't time. W.'P. Sloan was  agent in tlie deal.; ;   .���������1-'-*���������*>!*���������  ,-:':   -;.*'"   .J:,:;.-V  ].0CA.L::NEWiS;;IN^KIEF.  Is <_liii i'K<'<' -Wil li  (IliS nl ni 11 a  liiincv 11 mler  .'���������'."���������i '-",;'������������������'-" -^ I'liisii rrcieiises.; o . ���������'*���������' -\-:*;.  , A." llespsler " \yas :up .before: Police  Magistrate Chipinau oh Tuesday, cliarg-;  ed by Messrs. Cockle iind Pap-.vorlh of  the Kaslo house, with obtaining.money'  under false.preteuses. ; : :���������'*��������� ";.'", ���������_-.;���������,-��������� ������������������������������������ ���������->  \\r. Ar. Pap worth was sworn and said  defendant offered kim'a check ou 1 lie.  Bauk;of.Montreal for $10 and a������ked hitii  to change it. which,-sifter-consulting with  his partner he did. Y The deferulant  pleaded not; guilty, iap"<T'w.is remanded:  for a .week., to allow time ;for the blank  autlio; ities-to - be. sAhpceuedtb prove ho'  had uo "fiitids.1 A.:= Hespeler" is a son-of  CopsuTHespelei'-ofAViiinipeg.   ,    :   -^ "  -'-..;; ; Tlie.Vext .I'li-'S.- ��������� :<.'si s������ i.11        '    :*���������**������������������ "-J.  Y-���������; President "'l-hiCfAV'i)liani.,AieKin]ey  has. made : up; the :followihg list as-Iiis  cabinet officers:; Secretary of; State,  :Jphn"Sh'eriiian': secretary of th'ecTrci'lis^  ui;y, Nelson Dingley; secretary of Avaij.  l.]x-g<)yernor'..Men,ian;.-.sec"ri.itai'y ofthe;  Navy, Cornelius -N.,-Bliss:, attorney-  geiieral, Nathan Gtjjlf:",; 'pbstinasfi^r-  general,Henry t'l,l:'>;i'yne;-;secretary.(if  agriciilture, J udge. AVayniire of C-uli-'  lVihiia...'.���������'���������- '-���������' ���������������������������'..-������������������ -''Y. ���������'-,-''-.' '-. .-':''-,-' >;'-������������������  ;��������� iti������_sis.i-������ivi,;;*,;--: -  ��������� ������������������'. The Sar;di; Lee has :beeh sold'tb a  ���������Tprouto'Syndicate.--":''--r;v--'.>V'-'*'.'.' -:;"���������;'; -H'::'-;;''"''--;  ,;11 ifs,reported'thai.*,;t; ney,-,;aud g(������dd  lookiiig boclysotbre has been ;-found:;in  the Nor way -oii 0. K; 1110 u ntai n.  ;  '���������'��������� i An ;issaV;'contpieted;��������� Tuesdity- ;froii 1  the bottbin ,of the G-riint shaft- showed  :$50iii;^il(l;:';Th^shaft;i^;(lpwii>30!"feet  and isOxil ;feel; in the clear.-f ;'..'.      :"���������',������������������  :; A drift now beuig; runron, the Hill  T'pp h;is eneoiiiifered::s6iii(i;good lcKik-  ingore.,,:"'It is,s.ili.cipiis'.-''pre,;-;aiid  shows  ��������� sonic copper;-''.;.;- ';?.- -'Y-\  ":*The shaft on the Ala.yllower is being  siinkto the'aOO-f dot level; AYhen; this  is reiiched acrosscut,will be; run and  the orefietweuii thafjeveliuid ;the '75-  foblrievcl will.bestoi^wit.; *>/ - :  AVorlelMiSlicon ;.,.._i.e'siinied"-''.-in*'.; No. "2  tmuiel-pf;the Monfe Cristo.: ���������; There"'is  nothing but solijl ore in sight.:;:' No.; 1-  tuimel \yiir sooti be under thejbig ore  body opened up by; No. 2- tunnel.  'i'he tuniiel on the Pug,- near Waneta, is 75 feet and is evidently Jiear the  main vein,for ���������which'',, it is being driven.  The, whole face is beautiful white'cal-  cite and qiiavt-/.,: streaked with; fine  grained (Wrreotite. ';'lY&Y ������������������"  ���������"'���������'���������.'.'"  , Glowing,, accounts  tire;, given __of an  immense ledge on,the. Jockey, _a: claim  situated,, on; Lookout   mountain.  ��������� ,A  shaft is now being si ink oir the side of  I tlie ledge andwheii down   50   feet,   a  ��������� crosscut will beriui.' ;; ;;i;;; ;   '.-;��������� -: ;  ���������' A'jG.oi-liss engine was purchased in  Seattle by the O.K. conipany to take  the '���������place'-" oV.Y���������the defective., engine  smashed tip infclie; nniltlie other' day,  1tiT03t^i,silitn^eT^i;ti=vin 1 l**"l"i^Trtf^'i;i^TlacTf  immediately and the inilLwill soon, be  ruimiiigagain:;   ; ���������:,       ;.:;'> -  ,; A cmitrae. has been let foi-.a200-foot  i. tuniiel-on the, St. Paul. ���������!;  It. wi 11   be  ;in  bxiieiision-of tlie;s;inie tunnel: already  I started neitr'-tlio tr;ick of the.. Red,  j "Mountain railroad,-' and will,,'it, is be-  j lieved,preach .within 50 fee.: of __,the,  j ledge running iiorth and south along  J t.hcvbi"()\v���������6t'.tlie'liill.>b;"'   A;,  ; ;'"':;-,>-,  ;,,; The machinery for" thelnew -IQ-drill  iconiiiressor (if ���������Uit.'Vd_i('.������.Rdi.--'-coiiTpaiiy  [Will arrive : ovei',;~tlie.'vRc"{l ^Mountain  '.railroad in a few days., A"track,is,now  'j being laid (int (Athe'coiiipressor building on the Black. Bear ground, so Lhe  i-iiiachiiiei.'y can be unloaded atthe 'sppt  j wherejt iw Ibjuvsetup..:'. ?:  1 ..-;��������� The* Good I lope Gold Afinihg, aiid  jAlilling coiiipnny. h.-is: elected new: di-  i rectors.' 'I'iiev'itre: \VY A. Campbell',  ; W.'Ar.-.Nl-wliiii.jAV.- .1. ..M"axvVell..."AV'.'  "Ralston and 1). PrC-scott. ; A meeting  i of the, directors, will die ..held? January  ;;12t(i elect olllcevs t'<>i* (he ensuing  :l"year.���������;;'"���������''��������� Y:. ..." -'-f ,^-'YY^\ y-Y^'Y. l:: ���������'  t;,::'.rbe sliaf.;ofi LI_"c���������> Trilby, which was'  ' purchased sd'niii time, since by" John  iAlcMartih anikotliers, liowshows, two  i fe(%.-i;nd a half of beautiful (piar-t,*car-  ; ryiiig iron ,'pyiities.; ���������'Mr.v''MeMartiii  ���������; has had two,;t.s.says made of'-."ipiartx,,  ; tlie lirst'ri'imiiig $0.-10 in. gold and;"$()  ���������otinces in silver and the second. $8- iii  land Bounces" in silver; b-HA" is-very  i well .-pleased with the situation.     AA  the:exqhequer,  Air. William Glyun of New Denver,A'g  in town. -   '*:���������-:     :---"-,���������' '-.:-;"- ;..-.";','-    ���������- :: -  E. J.; Matthews of  Kaslo was in town  lrtst Thursday. :- ,;,,;";;:;':;  F. E. Ward of Trail stopped in town a  few days duriug the week. f'   A  : Mr, B.Y Gurry, the well known civil  engineer, has returned from" Arrowhend."  J. H. Nolan ot the' Ousloms house at  Waneta was  a  visitor hero during the  week.; ';...:������������������ V:'������������������-?:-';.v '".'''���������":���������;���������.';-"'"-;; ;:'''.' .-���������'���������^-.������������������''.���������,'.  E., H;; Hughes whb; has; interests in'  Rover   creek   was in Nelson during the  Aveek.--":.'-:--.- -'..-v.-- .:���������' ^J'iYY.Y~..'^.-Y ^..Yi-Y^Y-Y-Y. ������������������'  There has; been considerable enquiry of ..','*.:  late in regard to Toad Alountain properties.        ���������.;:���������;���������-''",''1-;v-jA-":''.'���������'.���������;���������.";''-'������������������ '���������:".'i", ,  . Mrs. and Miss Moore;of Calgary areat  the Phair and will probaby locate in Nelson permanently.;,,_ ,:,;;,/,,:., :;_, :  :: -:,.YYY,^.?  v A.rs..A. H; Whitcher left for Seat tie  last Monday to spend the holidays with-  i  hermother aridjister.     ���������/ ,:Y.;.;i.'," '*"��������� ,..;J:-  A The i?resbyterian S.S".'entertaimnent    ._  iind .Ghristnias tree ^vill be Aield;pn; ;  Tuesdaj%';Dec'.:-29th. ������������������������������������ Y;;':\yyYY'Y-'y'Y:~:-^:Y  Mr. C; E. Wood, a well; known; barris-  ter of Macleod is in town andis thinking     ,,  of Bpipg;intor-busiii'e8-';here'.-\;'^  Mr. Joshua Davis, the owner of "Bo-  giistown*' and J. A. Say ward are in town.  They register,from"Salamo.' ''?      ;  George Cassady, a lumberman of Vancouver is looking over the field; with a  view of going into business here. A ;; A;  i Mr. H. A. Jackson of Spokane, travel- "  ling freight agent of the Great Northern   A  rail way favored Nelson witha visit.  ; :     ���������;.���������' *4  ..--������������������-���������'      -      '.-jr-   "' '���������-,��������� '  ,���������.���������.:,.;-������������������    :; ,���������-���������' , . v... --c ,- ������������������,��������� ������������������;."      '  ; J. A.._>Vhitter wiis^ iii, Nelsoii today   ;.  and says;;the Good'Eiipugli claim; is YY.  stillldoking AyelhAThree cais^ of ore  have;::been shipped^ this jinohth witli  more to; fpllo\v ;and*;; 15: men; are" at- -;,  woi'k;oh;,tlie property.;: vA .-.,-i-.. 'i'::,':;;':',:-  The' NelsqiiAOlub has taken the large   A  robiiriiytlie"; Carney ,;IJlbck for ^temporary ';''qiiai"ter'si_ and, areY placing two ::  billiard:tables., Thetperhianent ;qu"i.-;A ;  tors pf the clviliAire beiiig_erected;,bii    ;  the sanie blpcl.;as 'thir Phair house,  ,!mcl-:will ;bo; ready; i*oi- ^occupation in A;  aiyp'ulhtli^ee.'ii^iiths^A':;^  'Superintendent: Paid   Johnson  As* A  very popular withihis employes atsthe A  siiielter and on  Ohristmas they'pre- v  sented hiin witliA^handsome silversetA  Mr. 0. M.'.Itoseiiclale 1 hade tlie ..praseri-'.'v.^  tation 011 behalf;pf his cbAvofkers 'aAd V;  acc(.)hifianied; it������witli|a;'pleasihg,Aind   A  appropriate.-.s|)eecli'.".,,-:';h-:;------'-'i'^"^--A^ ;--A  ARev. A. Ale Vicar, pas tor.of thePres- ;  by terian ^:1iiirch.luis seiit iii  his resigrA"'  nation, che church "btiiiig how 'self-sup-  .porting   has Abe right of 'electineuiiA  ;pastoiy   'Air..;.McVicar7goes,"leiist^toj'j  complete a coitrse preparatory to get^-'''���������  ting his B. D. degree.   A\Ir. jVIcVicar's  many friends iii Nelson  Will  be , sorry A  to know-that he is leaving the district.  The Church of England was crowded 011 Cliristniiis D.iyiu oi ���������iiihg.:' The  si ngi 1.1 go f Abe Hy 11 nis by the,-.- coiigre-   ,,  gation  assisted: by a choir, wiis very    v  hearty.    The musical  portion" of the A  service-SAvhich :w;is -rendered by the   i  choir was "the; Conmiunioii .Sei-vice.;  Dykes in F, and the Anthem "Blessed  b'U;-'the,..Lord,"  tlie'isplos'-.wliicli Were"    -  taken by Mrs. Troup. Airs. Goepel Jind A,  -Ali-: I.\irks.;''.;A,-..:'-''-''-''A;.:-:,A.;'..;;',-''      /...-A  NUMBER 20/PLEASE.  A I*r(:M:iil.-*ir.hicli ll< sinakn a Vniinc l.������il>'������  '*'��������� ���������'���������'���������' ~\iY������������������'������������������liiil-rlly;;'":  =^'Iiss=GrGnVrieAvhoAsjih~ch-r^  central telephone /.-"station Jof Nelson" re-;  ceived a very pleasant- surprise this week  th rough; the - agency of Mr. E. ;E^ Phair;  who preseu ted her with .$20 in cash ou  be.liiilf; of the telephone subscribers. - It,  was a   Christmas   present, and the boy,.  who':assists:-the;- young lady was not forgotten  for he wenfc.hoiiie'witha happy  look, on; his Aace and 85 jiugliug in hi*s  pocket.   Air. Plinir; made a personal can A  vii'ss.' of. "the   subscribers   and ''-'responses V  -were prompt.",;-,'}..,v-AA;,;,-, .'-;,,���������.'..."';:A.,���������_..���������-,.B,;,���������;.;.,  S; ?; iiMiiiii <������r KiiiciiiiKi,������������������' .Vcuon  ,A ;;  :   Receipts and  expenditures^  advent  hS0.*> to advent ISSXI.    'Totfil'-'ivceipts  from    NelSon   congregation,   Jj!7S0.0O. '  blxpt'tiilitures: :;Rev.; II.  S. Akeliurst,  stipend 'and ..���������.arrears   for :18i)o,  $405;  bAster, oll'eriiig,  $22.05:'.'special collection; ������������������.$Ii).:W:   pureji.-ise  of"2 lots, $245;  Cjlirisfitias ti'ee, $32; llowers foi*.decor--'  ation, S10;  expenses, find, etc-., $28.25;  ibalantA cash  on hand, $27.05. ������������������-���������Total."  ,$780.(i0. '���������'_.A ; Y   "A   *-'A '.*".-    ,.;..";'-;':;',  ,���������'.': Tin: .Silver <!uceii  Mini:. ,  jiV" diamond drill is at Avork on the  "Silver A^iieeu, "adjoi ingA.he Hall Alines  and indications look favorable for, a  strike. Mr. Fred .Stone.,._.ha_..--.l_,e'i'con-  t-rsct- for ;100(). feet of ;driliiiig and he  expects lo strike-the same chissvdf.ore  that: has been found 111 the Kooteuay  -I-quanza.':, .������������������  ;    -; ."* -'��������� ���������'���������'."���������- .������������������.;��������� ,' ���������;.' 'i''* A,  j struggle,' ior  liberty  .Tohnsoii, P L.iSpahi. been fired n.  to Ed Nelson. AAher filibusterer.  after  attacked  by the enemy.  her guns   and   fulfilled  lias   the, fiag-of j;   A  meeting .for .the, organi-ation of  on   at -sea. _ ,_,-\Oj ^e .Noonday ''.Mihiiig'-'COiiijiaiiy:- \rh;ps<;  having -������Je������i j pi-   ��������� rU. is* f)U *roild' 3ifAmt:iia"'wa-  has stood 05 , f     -      *  her   nfivilnus . held   at   Rossland   Alonday   evenm  Sunnystcla  J,  Suurist-j ���������Jas Burke  mission.  perilous ,  Tohn Kirkup was elected president, J,  ..'",:    Tlie lU-.cu "a i;<iiinn/.a.   ���������-'*>���������    ;  ���������*...The Spokesman-Review says that a  recent ^shipment of -four cars of ore from  the Rccd miue iu the Slocan nettrd the  owners $20,7.3.50. Two cars went 811,-  OfK).  KchiIiiiji.v  Iron   >������<irl_������< to.  Arthur Robert McLean Barrow, George  Arthur, '���������- Bigelow." aud George   AVilliam  Richardson  of this   town,   have * irioor-;  poriited the Kootenay Iron Works Company,;^ Ld.   The capital stock i8,_850,000  in .shares of S10 each and the principal;  place of btisiness will be iu Nelson."  Thin  is������the  company  referred toAii a recent  issue of The* Miner which has secured a*  locallou on the flat in the neighborhood"  of the C. & K. road.    ;      A , " :  -A-Tonil .Uimiuialii rropi-i-ly Tlini is Slidiviii^  :;-"'.'4;i,*   I III>,:.u'elI._"-:_. ������������������;:>���������-,'.?.-' '-. ,:>-t;  "  The .���������Execbeq'uer, Conip;i*;>y is. working  tw,o..shifta,on;it8 mine, on load Jloiiutain  and   the "nianagement3,.is",expecting that  the ledge will besfruclc-'sometime today.  The" men ..ireriiow'runiiing through well  niiueraiized ;rock' and the;-last iissay is  said.to fun S78 in gold.; They -arc" taking'  out" a  good  de.il of low  grade, ore and.I"  some high "grade and so far the property i  meets- the ex[ie.latious:' Of the company.,]  There a re a number .of. foil'son the-dump '  and th.  cdnipauyiutends. ip.-hold allitsj  ore there until nexfr-suiiimer.   They are !  nowriioniug tlirough seven feet.pf pretty \  good ore an I,tlie general indications and I  pitch on the Anf,ice lead theiii to believe ;  that they are within  only a few feet of i  the ledge they are lookiug for. i  .Miisonic Insinuation... ...-.j,--  The installation of oflicers of Nelson  lAilge, No. 2$. A.F. Ac A.A1. took;))l;ice  (in AVednesday 28rd inst,, in the  Masonicdlall. Nelson. VAV; District  I)eputy Cliipiiiaii,- liiost impressively  installed thefolhiwing* ijtlieers for the  *veai'. v .��������� -'��������� - .-**.���������''������������������������������������;; -  A P.AI;, AV.'*"'-Iirii: .')'*��������� A. Turner: AV.AL.  Bro. W. '-A; Jowett: SAV., Bro E. C.  Arthui-': J.W.. BrpA Pollard: Treas..  Pro.' *hvine: Sec; Pro. AV. 13. Shaw;  -S.D. TJr'o. Geo. Johnstoiie: J.D., Bro.  Driscoll:' S_S.. Bro.'-Dover: J.S., Bro.  Scully: I.G.,: Bro..S: Shaw; Tyler, Bro.  SpencerA -*"       ���������:. /'>..-. .-���������'������������������ '.'"������������������'--.-.���������'A  V.AV. Bro. Ghipman was afterwards  entertained at a banquet held at the  Clark Hotel, and a most enjoyable  evening was spent. THE   MINER,   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1896.  ^JZA/N &Y THE  DQQNES  (Copyright, .805.)  ���������v  CllAPTKU I.  AL-'TRU A  STORMY LIFE.  To hear peoplo talking about North  Devon,and tlio savage part called Kxinoor,  you might almost think that thoro never  was any placo in tho world so beautiful or  uny living men so wonderful. It is hog  my intention to  make littlo of theni, for  . thoy would bo tho last to permit it; neither  do I fool ill will against thom, for tlio  pangs thoy allowed mo to suffer; fori  d.'iro say they could not help themselves, '  lining so slow-blooded, and hard to stir,  even "by thoir own ogrlmonies. But when  I look back upon the things that happened, and were for a full generation of mankind accepted as tho will of God, L say  that the poople  who endured thom must  ��������� havo beon born to bo ruled by the dovil,  And in thinking thus I am not alono; for  the very host judges of that day stopped  short of that end of the world, because the  law would not go any further. Nevertheless, every word is trtie of what I am going to tell, and tho stoutest writer of history cannot mako loss of it by denial.  My fathor was Sylvester Ford, of Quan-  tock, in tho county of Somerset, a gentleman of large estate as well as ancient  lineage. Also of high courage and resolution not to  bo beaten,  as he proved in  ��������� his many rides with Princo Rupert, and,  woe that I should say it! in his most sad'  death. To this he was not looking forward "much, though tumod of three scoro  years and five; and his only child and loving daughter. Sylvia, which is myself, had  never dreamed of losing him. For he was  exooeding fond of me, little as I deservod  it, except by loving him with all my hoart  and thinking nobody like htm. And ho,  ���������without anything to go upon, except that  he was my father, held, as I often heard,  as good an opinion of me.  Upon the triumph of that hard fanatio,  the brewer, who came to a timely end by  the justice of high Heaven���������my father,  being disguste- with England as woll as  banished from her, and despoiled of all his  property, took servico on the continent,  and wandered there for many years, until  the replacement of the throne, Thereupon  ho expected, as many others did, to got his  estates restored to him, and perhaps be  held in high esteem at court, as ho had a  right to be, but this did not so como to  pass. Exocllont words woro granted him,  and promise of tenfold restitution; on the  faith of whicli he returned to Paris, and  married a young Italian lady of gocd  birth and high qualities., but with nothing  moro to como to her. Then, to his great  disappointment, ho found himself loft "to  live upon air���������which,however distinguished, is not sufficient���������and lovo, which bo-  ing fed so easily, exports-:*'*-'-;bo lodge  trtth it to live upon itself. ���������"  i- _/._My father was full .of strong loyalty;  , . .*and the king (%n liis value.of that senti-*?  ���������*^wnont) showed Aiirh that it would support  him. His majesty took both my father's j  hands, having learned that hourly stylo in  France, and wolcomcd liim with most  gracious warmth,and promised him more  than ho could desire 13ut time went on,  and the bright words faded, like a rose set  bravoly in a noble vase without any nurture under it.  Another man had been long established  in.our hereditaments.li|r tho commonwealth, and ho would not (|tiit them of  his own accord, having a sense of obligation to himself. Nevertheless, ho went so  ���������far a.s to offer my father a share of tho  land, if some honest, lawyers whom ho  quoted, could Iind propor means for arranging it. But my father said: "If lean-  not have my rights, I will havo my wrongs.  No mixture of tho two for me " And so,  for the last few years of his life, being  now very poor, and a widowor, he tool; refuge  in an outlandish place,  it houso and  . .small property in_.the heart of Exmoor.  which had como to the Fords on tlio  ' spindle side, and had boon overlooked  when'their patrimony was confiscated by  the brewer. Of him I could speak with no  contempt, because ho was ever as good as  his word.  In the course .of timo, we had giown  used to live according to our fortunes.  Audi verily bolieve that wo were cpii to content, and ropined but little at oar lost importance. For my father was a very simple-minded man, who had seen so much  of uproarious lifo, and the falsehoods of  friends, and small glitter of great folk,  that ho was glad to fnll hack upon his  o*n good will. Moreover ho .had his  books, and mo; and as ho. always spake  out. his thoughts he seldom grudged to  ihank the Lord for having -left both of  these to him. 1 felt a little jealous of his  books now and then, asu \u.y poor scholar  might, he, but ri'.isou is the proper guide  for women, as wearo (pu'ckenough in discerning il, without having to borrow it  from books.  At any rale we wero living in a wood,  and frees wero the only creatures near us,  to t.he best of our belief and wish. .b'ow  uiighc say in what part ofthe wood we  lived, unless they saw lho smoke ascending , from "our single chimney, so thick  we o the trees, and tho land they stood on  so full of sudden rise and fall. But alittlo  river called tho Lynn made a crooked border to ir, and being for its .size as noisy a  water as any. in tlio world, perhaps, can be  ' heard all through the trees and leaves to  the very top of the Warren wood. In the  summer all this was sweet-and pleasant;  bur. lonely and dreary and shnddersonie,  when the twigs boro drops instead of  le.ives, and the ground would nor, .-tancl to  the foot, and the play of light and shadow  fell, like tho lopping of a tree, into ono  great I limp.  "sow there was a young man about this  time, and not so far distant from our place  ���������as distances "arii counted there���������who  managed to make himself acquainted with  us, although we lived so privately. To  - mo it was a marvel, both why and how lie  did it; seeing what littlo wo had lo offer,  and how much we desired, ro live alone.  But Mrs. Pring told mo to look in" tho  glass, if I wanted to know the reason, and  while I was blushing with anger at that,  boing only just turned eighteen years,and  thinking of nobody hut my-father, she  asked if I had never heard die famous  rhymes made by the wise woman at Tarrr  steps:.. "  " Three fair maids live upon Erymoor,  The rocks, and th. *_o_s,_n_ t_a dairy  S__Jr>  Tho son of a baron shall woo all three,  But barren of thom all shall tho young  man be."  o  Of the countless things I could never  understand, ono of tha very strangest was  how Deborah Pring, oar only domestic,  living in the lonely depths of this great  wood, and seeming to seo nobody but our-  selves.in spito of all that contrived to know  as much of tho doings of the neighborhood  as if she wont lo market twice a wook.  But my father cared little for such stuff;  coming from a bolter part ot the world,  and having hoon mixed with mighty issues  and making of great kingdoms, he never  said what ho thought of those little comb-  ing's of potty pie-crusts, because it was  not worth his while. And yet he seemed  to take a kindly liking to the young Do  Wichehalse, not as a youth of birth only,  but as one driven astray porhaps by harsh  and austoro influence. I'or his fathor, tho  baron, was a godly man���������which is much  to the credit of anyone, growing rarer and  rarer, as it doos���������and there should be no  rasp against such men, if they would only  bear in mind that in their time they had  beon young, and wore not quito so perfect  then. But lo! I am writing as if I knew  a great deal moro than I could know until  the harrow passed over me.  "Jso one however, need be surprised at the  favor this young man obtained with all  who camo into his converse. Handsomo  and beautiful as ho was,so that bold maids  longed to kiss him, it was the sadness in  his eyes, and the gentle sense of doom  therein, together with a laughing scorn of  It, that made him come home to our na-  ture,in a way that lt feels,but cannot talk  of. And he seemed to be of tho past somehow, although so young and bright and  brave; of tho time whon greater things  wore done, and men would die for women.  That he should woo three maids in vain,  to me was a stupid old woman's tale.  "Sylvia," my father said to me, when I  was not even thinking of him, "no more  converse must we hold with that son of  the Baron de Wichehalse. I have ordered  Pring to keep the door; and Mistress  Prinjr, who hath the stronger tongue, to  como up if he attempted to dispute, the  while I go away to catch our supper."  IIo was bearing a fishing rod lhade by  himself, and a basket strapped over his  shoulders.  "Bnt why, father? Why should such a  change be? How hath the young gentleman displeased thee?" I put my laco into  his beard as I spoke that I might not appear curious.  "Is it so?" he answered,"then high  timo is it.  .No more shall he outor this"���������  "*^_>l  'KO MOl'I' CONVKliSE MUST WE HOLD WITH  THAT SOX OF TIIK JBAKO-T DE WICHE-  HALSH-ll -_ ___:   houso he, would havo said, but being so  truthful changed it into���������"hut. I was  pleased with the youth. He is gentle and  kind; but weak���������my dear child, remember that. Why are wo in this hut, my  dear? and thou, thu heiress ofthe best land  in tho world, now picking up sticks in the  wilderness? Because r-he man who should  do us right, is weak, ivnd wavering, and  caroth but for pleasure. So is this young  Alarwood do Wichehalse. Ho ridoth with  the Dooiies. I knew it not. but now that,  1 know it is enough."  My father was.of tail stature and itn.  presence, and his beard shono like a cascade of silver. It was t_ot the mannor of  the young as yet to arguu-with tlieir elders,  and though 1 might have beend little fluttered by the comely gallant's lofty talk  and gaze of daring niukinclioly, I said  ,good-by to him in my heart, as I kissed  'my noble father. Shall I over ceaso to  thank tho Lord that I proved myself   a  good daugther then?  \_  CHAPTER II.  BY A QUIET KIVER.  Living as we did all by ourselves, and  five or six miles away from tho Kobibers'  valley, we had felt little fear of the Doonos  hitherto, because wo had nothing for thom  to steal except a few books, the sight of  which would only make theni swear and  riclo away. But now that I was full-  growh,- and beginning to be accounted  comely, my father was sometimes uneasy  in his mind, as ho told Deborah, and she  told mo; for the outlaws showed interest in  such matters, oven to the extent of carrying off young women who had won repudiation thus. Therefore. he left Thomas  Pring at homo with the doors well barred.  ; nd two (luck guns loaded, and ordoreit  mc not to quit the house until he should  return with a creul of trout for supper.  Only our little boy Dick Hiitchings, was  ' to go with him, to help when his lly caught  in the hushes. . - ���������  My father sot. off in the highest spirits,  as anglers always seem to do, to balance-  the state in which they, shall return; and  I knew not, licit!]--* did anyono elso, what.  a bold stroke ho was resolved upon. When.  it was too late we found out that, hearing-  so much of that strange race, he desired to-  know moro about them, scorning the idea-  that; men of birth could ever behave liko  savages, and forgetting that they had received no chance of beiug.turned, as rough  spirits are, by the lessons of the battlefield.  >"*.  gentleman would ever dream of at-  taoklng an unarmed man, he thought;  least of all one whoso hair was white. And  so ho resolved to fish tho brook whioh ran'  away from their stronghold, believing that  ho might seo some of thom, and hoping for  a poacelul interviow.  We waitod and"waited lor his pleasant  faco and long, deliberate step upon the  stoop and cheerful shout for his Sylvia to  come and easo down his basket and say:  "Welldone, father!"  But the shadows of tho trees grew darker, and tho song of tho graybird died out  among thom, and thc silont wings of the  owl swopt by, aud all tho mysterious  sounds of night in the depth of forest loneliness, and tho glimmer of a star through  tho loaves hero and thero, to toll us that  there still was light in heaven���������but of an  earthly father not a sign; only pain and  long sighs, and deep sinking of the heart.  But why should I dwell upon this? All  women, boing of a gentle and loving kind  ���������unless thoy 1'or.ego thoir nature���������know  bettor than I at this first trial knew tho  misery often sent to us. I could not believe it,and went about in a dreary haze of  wonder,getting into dark places, when all  was dark, and expecting to bo called out  again and asked what had made such a  fool of mo. And so the long night went  at last, and no comfort came in the morning. But I heard a groat crying somo  time tho noxt day, and ran back from tho  wood to learn what it meant, for there I  had boon searching up and down, not  knowing whither I went or why. And lo,  it was littlo Dick Hutchings at our door,  and Deborah Pring held him by tho coat  flap and was beating him with one of my  father's sticks.  "Itoll'ce, they Doo-uns has done for  "un;" tho boy was roaring, betwixt his  sobs; "dree on'em, dree on 'em and he've  a killed one. The squire bo layin' as dead  as a sto-un."  r. Mrs. Pring smacked him on the mouth,  for sho saw that I had heard lt. What followed I know not, for down I fell and the  sense of life wont from me.  There was little chance of finding  Thomas Pring or any other man to help  us, for neighbors wore none, and Thomas  was gono everywhere he could think of to  look for them. Was I likely to wait for  night again and then talk for hours about  lt? I recovered my strength when the sun  went low, and who was Deborah Pring,to  stop me? She would have come, but I  would not have it and the strength of my  grief took command of her.  Little Dick Hutchings whistled now, I  remember that he whistled as he went  through the wood in front of me, Who  had given him the breeches on his legs and  the hat upon his shallow pate? And the  poor little coward had sklddered away and  slept in a furze riok, till famine drove him  home. But now he was set up again by  gorging for an hour, and chattered as If he  had done a great thing. There, must  have beon miles of rough walking through  woods and tangles, and craggy and black  boggy hollows.until wo arrived at a wide,  open space where two streams ran into one  another.  "Thic be Oare watter," said tho boy,  "and t'othor over yonner bo Badgery.  Squire be dead up thoro. Plaise, Miss  Sillie, 'ee can goo vorrard and vaind un."  He would go no further, but I crossed the  brook and followed the Badgery stream,  without k nowing or caring to know, where  I was. Tho banks and the bushes and tho  rushing water went by mo until I came  upon���������but though tho Lord hath mado .us  to endure such things, ho hath not com- >,���������  polled us to enlarge upon thom.  In the course of the night  kind i"*- ���������/;���������.  came,  under    the   guidance   of  "J"' .-iir.-  Priner. nod  they mado ������. r_nlv.<->f -    ������������������>���������.._..  such'as farmers uso for sheep, and; -;, .'Led .  homo father and (laughtor, ono i   '������������������-.'���������x-.-; '  and groaning with a brokon heart u.|..; ';;* .;  other that should never so much :-; - .���������;-. ;  again. Troubles havo fallen upon in ���������. .- .", ;  as the will of the Lord is always,bi:r .*.���������������������������.������������������'  that I ever folt liko that, and for i.v.i,:   ���������  everything was tho same to me.    Im:. ��������� :.  asmuch  as it has been said by tho.--1 "..ir.  shouli   know bettor that my fat':er  iii  some way provoked his merciless end by  thoso vile barbarians, I will put into ;-. finest form, without any other change, '-x.epL  from outlandish words,  tho tale Kc-i-Tf!  from  Dick Hutchings, the boy wl...- i-ul  sconand  heard almost everything v.-i l*.-_  crouching in the water and hu.ddled.up ._- i  side a bush. f  "Squire had catched a tidy fow, ud.  seemed woll pleased with himself, _;;.''  then we came to a sort of a hollow p1--.-  whero ono brook ilowoth into the oth-v ".  Horo he was casting of his lly, most s-.nr--  fnl, for if there was ever a trout on ;i\.  feed, it was liko to bo a big ono, and Lin ay  __r-mo-I���������was-keoping-round-tho-c.iM-.i-i-'-  when a kingfisher bird Uew along liki*  string bolt, and thero were three _-������������������.:  men coming round a furze bush and locking at squiroand he back to them, Lo'. r-  goes I, you may say suro onough, wit'- .',1;  of me in the water but my face, and that  ptuck into a watts clump, and my teeth  making holes in my nakod knees, bocauso  of tho way they were shaking.  "Ho, fellow!'' ono of thom called out to  squire, as if he was no better than father  is;'who give thee leave' to fish in our.  rivor?'  '"Open moor,' says squire, 'and belong  eth tothe king, if it belongcth to anybody.    Any "of you gentlemen  hold his  majesty's warrant to forbid an old officer  of his?"  That scorned to put them in a dreadful  rage, for to talk of a warrant was unpleasant to them.  " 'Good fellow, thou mayest spin  spiders' webs, or jib up and down like a  gnat,' said.one, 'but such tricks aro not  lawful upon land of ours. Therefore,render  up thy spoil.' -  "Squire walked up from the pebbles at  that, and he. stood before tho throe of them,  1 as tall as any of thom. And he said: 'You  ! bo young men, but I am old. Nevorthe-  ! loss, I will not be robbed by threo, or by  1 thirty of you. If you bo cowards onough,  come on.'  "Two of them hold off, and I heard them  say:    'Let him alono; lie'is a brave old  cock.'    For you never seed anyono  look  moro braver, and his heart was "up 'with  righteousness. But the other, who seemed  tb bo the oldest of the three, shouted out  . something and put  his legs across,   and  . made at tho squire with-a long blue thing  that shono in the sun like a looking glass.  " And the squire,  instead of turning round  i to run away, as ho should have, let at him  with tho thick end  of the fishing rod," to  -.' whicli he had bound an old knife of Mother  Pring's for to stick it in the grass while  ��������� he put his flies on.    And I  heard tho old  ) knife strike the man in his breast,   and  , down ho goes",  doad as a door nail.    And  '  beforo I could look again, almost, another  '_. .man  ran a long  blade into squire, and  -, there he was, lying as straight as a lath,  i -with the end. of his white beard as red as  \ a rose.    At that I was so scared that I  couldn't look no more, and the water came  bubbling into my mouth, and I thought I  was at home along of mother.  "By and by I camo back to myself, with  my face full of scratches In a bush, and  the sun was going" low,  and the place. all  as quiet at Chariton church. 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Passengers for points north and south of Kobson will leave on the  9:30 train.  J.-* HAMILTON,       .  H. E. MACDOSELL, GEO. McL. BKOWN,  Agent, NoIbo-.       Trav. Frgt. ar.fi Pa.p, Agt,, Nelson.      Dist- Pase.,Agt.Taneouve  g, a������ QALL0P, Fnsj.    FE0KT ST., kAiLO, ft 6i  KOOMS    I*I.AST3.UK!>    IX    1I.4KI)   FI-M9II.  .VE1VI.Y H UMsll_I>. ~isi  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS THE MINEK, NELSON, tt. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1896  1 got up and ran for tho lifo of mc till I  camo to the goyal. And then I got Into a  fuzz rick nnd slept all night, for Idui'stn'.  ���������go home to tell Mother Pring. Bnt I just  took a look before I bogiin to run, and tho  Doono that whs-killed was gone away,' but,  the squire lay along with his arms stretched out, as quiet as a sheep before thoy  hang him up to drain."  GHAPTKB III.  WISE COUNSEL.  Some pious people seem not to caro how  many of their dearest hearts tho Lord in  Heaven takes from.them. How well I ro-  membor that, in later life, I mot a beautiful young widow who had loved her 1ms-  tiaiul with hur one love and was left witli  twin babies by hii_t. I feared to speak, for  I had known him woll, and thought her  the tondurest of the tender, and my oyes  were full of tears for her. But she looked  at me with some surpriso and said: "You  loved my Bob, I know," for ho was a  cousin of my own, and as good a man as  ever lived, " but Sylvia, you must not commit tho sin of grieving for him."  It may ho so, in a better world, if people  am allowed to die thero; but as long as we  are horo, how can we help being as tlio  Lord has made usf    The sin, as it seems  ^*$  LITTLE DICK HUTCHI-TtS WHISTLED.  to me, would be to feel or fancy oursolves  oasehardened against the will of our  Maker,'which so often is���������that we should  grieve. Without a thought how that might  be, I did the natural thing and cried about  the death of my dear father until I was  like to follow him. But a strange thing  happened in a month or so of time, which,  according to Deborah, saved my life by  compelling other thoughts to come. JMy  father had been buried in a small churchyard, with nobody living near it, and tho  ��������� ohurch  itself was falling down through  ��������� scarcity of money on tho moor. Tlie  : Warren, as our wood was called, lay somewhere in the parish of Brondon, a struggling country with a little villago somewhere, and a blacksmith's shop and an ale  house, but no ohurch that auy ono know  of till you came to a placo called Cheriton.  And hero was a little church all by itself,  not-easy to find, though it had four bolls,  which nobody dared ring for fear of liis  head and - burden abovo it. But-a hoy  would go up tho first Sunday of each  month and ttriko the liveliest of thorn  with a pokor from tho smithy. And then  a bravo parson, who feared nothing but  his duty, would make liis way in, with a  small flock at his heels, and read the  psalms of the day and preach concerning  the difficulty of doing better. And it was  acountcd to the credit nf the Doones that  thoy never came near him, for ho had no  money.  The Fords had been excellent Catholics  always; but Thomas and Deborah Pring,  who managed everything while I was  pvorcome, said that tho church, being  now so old, must have belonged to us, and  therefore might bo considered holy. Tlio  parson also said that ib would do, for lie  was not a man of hot persuasions. And  so my dear father lay there, without a  stone, or a word to tell who ho was, and  the grass began to grow.  Here I was sitting one afternoon in  ^SSHSB-* tne earth was beginning to look  .--liv-V^^bon a shadow from the west fell  over ine, auihu large, broad man stood behind lt. If I had heen at all like myself,  a thing of that kind would have frightened me; but now tlie strings of my system  seemed to have nothing like a jerk in  -���������thom,^for-I-carcd-not-whitlior-I-woiit,-iior  how I looked, nor whether I went anywhere.  "Child! poor child!" It was a deep, soft  voice   of   distant yet largo liencvoienco.  "Almost a woman, and a comely ono, for  -those who think of such matters.    Such a'  c child I might.have owned, if Heaven had  been kind to mo. "A  Low as I was of heart and spirit, I could  - not help looking up at him ; for Mother  Pring's voico, though nor meaning was so  good, sounded liko a cackle in comparison  to this. But when I looked up, such encouragement.came from a great bonigu  and steadfast gaze that I turned >iway my  eyes, as I folt them overflow, But he said  not a word, for his pity was too dcop, and  I thanked him in my heart for that.  '"Pardon me if lam wrong," 1 said,  with my oyes on tho whito flowers I had  lirought and arranged asniy father would  havo liked thorn; "but perhaps you aro  the clergyman of this church.'', Kor.l had  . lain senseless and moaning on the ground  when my father was carried liway to bo  buried.  ��������� "How often am, I taken for a clerk in  . holy, orders! And in better Punes L might  havr been of that sacred vocation, though  so unworthy. But I am a meiiiucr of the  oldor church, and to mo all this is heresy."  There is nothing of bigotry in uur race,  and we knew that wo must put up with  all changes for tho worse; yet it pleased  mo not a little that so good a man should  be also a sound Catholic.  "Thoro are few o* tis left, and we aro  "persecuted.     Sad  calumnies   aro  spread  ahout us," this venerable man proceeded.  while I gazed on the silver locks that, foil  upon his well-worn velvet coat.    "But of  such things we take small heed, while we  know  that  the Lord is with us. ' Haply  evon:you, young maiden, have listenod to  slander about us."   ���������  ��������� I told him with some concern, although  . ��������� not caring much for such things now, that  I never had any chance of listoning to tales  about anybody, and was yet without  the  honor of even knowing who he was.'  "Few indeed care for that point now,"  he answered, with a toss of his glistening  curls, and a lift of his broad white eye-  hrows, "Though there has been a timo  when the noblest of this earth���������but vanity, vanity, the wise man galth. Yet some  good I do in my quiet- little way. There  is a peaceful company among these hills,  respected by all who conceive them aright.  My  child, .perhaps you  have   heard  of  t_#__r  I rtplM *������Mj Um. I _*d bot tea. **,  but hoped that he would forgive mo as  one unacquainted with that neighborhood.  But I knew that there might be godly  monks still in hiding for the serving of  God in tie wildernoss.  "So far as (lie name gops, we are not  monastics," ho said, with a sparkling in  his deep set eyes; "wo are but a family of  ancient lineage, expelled from our homo  in these irreligious times. It is no longer  in our powor to do all the good we would,  and therefore we are much undervalued.  Perhaps you have heard, of tho Doones,  my child?"  To mo it was a wonder that ho spoke of  them thus, for liis look was of beautiful  mildness, instead of any just c.ncluinim-  tion. But his aspect was as it ho came  from Heaven; and 1 thought, that ho had  a hard job before him, if ho were sunt to  conduct tlio Doones thither.  "1 am not severo; I think woll of mankind," lie went on, as I lookod at him  meekly; "perhaps because I mn one nf  them. You are very young, my dear, and  iinablo to form much opinion as yet. But  let it bo your rulo of life ever to koop an  open mind."  This advice impressed mc much, though  I could not see clearly what it iiioant. But  the sun was going beyond Kxinoor now.  and safuas [felt witli so good, mi old man,  along, lonely walk was before me. So I  took up my basket and rose to depart, saying: "Good-by, sir; I am much in your  debt foi" your excellent advice and kindness."  He looked at mo most benevolently,  and, whatever may bo said of him hero-  after, I shall always boiiove that he was a  good man, overcomo, perhaps, by circumstance-, yot trying to make the best, of  theni. Ho lias now become a by-word as  a hypocrite and a merciless sell-seeker.  But many young people, who met bim as  I did, without possibility of prejudice, hold  a larger' opinion of him. And surely  young oyes aro the brightest.  "I will protect thee, my doar," he said,  looking capablo In his great width and  wisdom of protecting all the host of heaven. "I have protected a maiden even  moro beautiful than thou art. But now  she hath unwisely iled from us. For young  men aro thoughtless, but they aro not violent, at least until thoy are sadly provoked. Your father was a brave man, and  much to be esteemed. My brother, the  mildest man that ever lived, hath ridden  down hundreds of Roundheads with him,  Thereforo thou shalt como to no harm.  But he should not havo fallen upon our  young men as if thoy wero rabble of tho  Commonwealth,"  Upon these words I looked at him I  know not how, so groat was the variance  betwixt my ears and eyes. Then I tried  to say something, but nothing would  como, so entire was my amazement.  "Such are tho things wo have over to  contend with," ho continued, as if to himself, with a smilo of compassion at my  prejudice "Nay. I am not. angry; 1 have  seen so much of this. Bight and wrong  stand fast, and cannot be changed by any  facundity. But. time is short, ami will  soon be stirring. Have a backway from  thy bedroom, child. 1 ant Councillor  Ooone: by birthright and in right of understanding, the captain of tliat pious  family, since tho rot urn of the good Sir  Unsor to the land where there are no lies.  So long a.s we are not liiolosrod in our  peaceful valley, my will is law. and 1 have  ordered that none shall go near theo. Hut  a mob of country louts aro drilling in a  farmyard up the moorlands, to pluudor  and destroy us, if- thoy can. <\Y. shall  mako short work of them.* But aftor that,  our youths may be provoked beyond control, and sally forth to mako reprisal.  Thoy have their eyes on theo. I know, and  thy father hath assaulted us. An orim-  mont to our valley thou wouldst; be; but I  would reproach myself if tho daughter of  ,F-J^.^i.  S^t*  'LET  HIM    ALOIS 1-  ���������    COCK  HE   IS  A   1111 AVE OLD  i my brother's friend was discontented with  j our life. Therefore I have come to warn  I tlioe, for thero arc troublous times in front.  ' Havo a backway from thy bedroom, child,  and slipout into the wood if a noise comes  , in (lie night."  Before I could thank bim, ho strodo  away, with u stop of no small dignity, and  as ho raised his pointed hat the wostcrn  light showed nothing fairer or moro venerable than tlio long wave of his silver  locks.  j CHAPTER IV.  ��������� A OOTTAGK HOSPITAL.  - Master Pring was not much of a nian.to  talk. -But for power of thought ho was  considered equal ro any pair of other men,  and superior, of course, to all womankind.  . Moruovur.'ho had seen a good deal of fighting, not anions outlaws, but fino soldiers  woll skilled in lho proper stylo of it. So  that it wns impossible for him to think  very highly of tho Doones. Gentlemen  they might be, he said,' and therefore by  nature woll qualified to.fight. But where  could they have learned any discipline, any  tactics, ary knowledge of formation, or  even any skill of sword-or Jii-e arms?  "Tush, there-was his own son, Bob, now  serving under Capt. Purvis, as fino a  young irooper as ever droiv-.a sword, and  perhaps on his way at this very moment,  under orders from tho lord lieutenant, to  rid the country of that pestilent race, Ah,  hal   .Wo soon shall sec!"  And, in truth, wo did see him, even sooner than bis own dear mother had expectedj  and  long beforo his father  wantoi him,  ; though  ho  loved him so much iii his ab-  . sence.    For I heard a deep voice in  tlio  ..kitchen one night  (before I was prepnrad  for such  tilings, by making a .back'way  out of my bedroom, and. thinking it best  to know the worst, went out to  ask what  was doing there,  A young man was sitting  upon   the  table, accounting too liti,*_ of our house,  yet showing no great readiness  to boast,  only to lot us know who he was.    He had  a fine head of curly hair, and spoke with a  firm conviction that  thero was much   in-  ' side of it!    "Father,  you have   possessed  sii_a.ll opportunity of seeing how "we do  things now.    Mother Is not to bo blamed  for thinking that .we are in front of what  _ used to be.    What do we care haw tha  I        - ...  country lieef We havo heard all this stuff  isp at Oar*. If thore are bogs wo .nail  timber them. If there aro rooks wo shall  blow them up. If thero aro caves, wo shall  (iro down them. The moment we get our  guns in position���������"  "Hush, Bob, hush! Here is your master's daughter. Not tho interlopers you  put up with, but your real master, on  whose property you were born. Is that* the  position for your guns:J"  Being thus rebuked by his father, who  was a very faitliful-mindod man, Robert  Pring shuffled liis long boots down and  made me a low salutation. But, having  paid littlo attention to the things other  people were full of, I left tho young man  to convince his parents, and he soon was  successful with his mother.  Two, or it might have been three, days  after this a great noise aroso iii tho morning. I was dusting my fathor's books,  which lay oji.ii just as ho had loft them.  There was "Barker's Delight," and  "lasae Walton," and the "Secrets of  Angling,' by J. li.," and somo notes of  liis own about making of Hies; also fishhooks made of Spanish steel, and long  hair pulled from tho tail of- a gray horse,  with spindles and hits of quill for plaiting thom. So proud and so ploasod had he  been with these trifles, aftor tlio clamor  and clash of life, that tears camo into my  oyes oucc more as I thought of his tranquil  and amiable ways. .    ���������  " 'Tis a wrong thing altogether to my  miudl" cried Deborah Pring, running iu  to mo. "Tho Dooues was established  afore wo come, and- why not let them  bide upon their own land? They treated  poor master amiss beyond denial; and  never will I forgive them for it. All the  same he was catching what belonged to  theni, moaning for the best, no doubt,  because lie was so righteous. And having  such courage, he killed one, or perhaps  two, though I never could have thought  so much of that old knife. But ever  since that they have been good, Miss  Sillie, never even coming anigh us; and  I don't believe half of the tales about  them."  All this was new to me; for if anybody  had cried shame aud death upon that  wicked horde it was Doborah Pring, who  was talking to me thus I I looked at her  with wonder, suspecting, for the moment, that tlie venerable councilor���������who  was clever enough to make a cow forget  her calf���������might have paid her a visit  while I was away. But very soon the  roason of the cliango appeared.  "Who hath taken command of tho attack ." she asked, as if no one would ho-  lievo tho answer; "not Capt. Purvis, as  ought to have been, nor even Capt. Dallas, of Devon, but Spy Stickles, by royal  warrant���������the man that hath been up to  Oaro so long. And my son Robert, who  hath coine down to help to train thom,  and undentandcth cannon guns���������"   .  "Capt. Purvis? I seoin to know that  name veijr well. I have often heard it  from my ��������� father. Ami your son under  him! Why, Deboraii, what are you hiding from me?"  Now good Mrs. Pring was beginning to  forget, or, rather, had never, borne  properly in mind, that I was tho head of  the household now, and entitled to know  everything, and to be asked about it.  But people who desire to havo this done  should iiulst upon il; at the outset, which  I had not been in proper stato to do. So  that she made quite a grievance of it,  when I would not he treated as a help-  loss child. Howevor, I soon put a stop to  that, am} discovered to my surprise much  more than could be imagined.  And -before I could say even hn'sf of"  what I thought, a great noise arose in  the hollow of the Mils, and mine along  the valleys liko tho blowing of a wind  that had picked up the rearing of mankind upou its way. Perhaps greater  noise had never arisen upon the moor;  and thc cattlo and tlie quiet sheep, and  even the wild deer came bounding from  unsheltered places into any offering of  brandies, or of other haven from the  turbulence of men. And then a gray fog  idled down thc valley, and Deborah said  it was cannon smoke, following the river  course; but to mc it seemed only the  usual thickness of tho air, when tho  the clouds hang low Thomas Pring was  gone, as behooved an ancient warrior, to  see how his successors did tilings, and the  boy, Dick Hutchings, had begged leave  to sit in a tree and watch the smoke.  Deborah and I wore left alone, and a  long ahd anxious day we had.  At last the wood-pigeons had stopped  their cooing, which thoy kept up for  hours, when the weather matched the  -Hg-tf'-and-tho-o-wasnot-a-tree-that-could-  tell its own shadow, and wo wero contented with the gentle sounds that como  through a forest when it talis usicop, and  Deborah Pring, who had taken a inothor-  ly tondoncy toward me now, as if to  make up for my father, was sitting in  the porch with my hands in her" lap,  and telling me how to behave henceforth,  as if the whole world dopended upon that,  when wc heard a swishing sound as of  branches thrust aside, and then . a ' low  moan that went straight to my heart, as-  I thought of my father wheu hetook the  blow of death. - "My sou, my Bob, my  eldest boy I" cried Mistress Pring, jumping up aiid falling into my arms, liko a  pillow lull of wive, for sho insisted upon  her figuro still. But before I could do  anything to help her���������  "Hit her on tho back, ma'am hit hor  hard upon thu back. That Is what always  brings mother rouiid," was shoutod, as I  might-say, Iuto -my ear by "the young  mau whom sho was lamenting.  "Shut tho trap, Braggadose. To whom  art thou speaking, Pretty much thou  hust learned of war to como and givo  lessons to thy father 1 Mistress Sylvia, it  is for theo to speak. Nothing would  satisfy this young springal but to bring  his beaten captain hero, for the sako oi'  mother's management. I told un that  you would never take him in, for liis  fathor lias, taken in'you protty well 1  Capt. Purris, of tho Somerset, I know  not what���������for tho regiments' now bo all  upsldo down. Kaggiinents is -the proper  namu for them. Very liko ho be dead by  tii is time, and better ilio out of doors  than in. Tako un away, Bob. No hospital here I"  "TboiiUM Pring, who aro you," I said,  for the sound of another low groan came  through me, "to givo orders to your  master's daughter? If you bring not tho  poor wounded gentleman in, you shall  never come through this door yourself."  "Ha, old huncks, I told thee so!"  The young man who spoke raised his  hat to me, and I saw that it had a scarlet  plume, suoh as Marwood do Wichehalse  gloried in. "In with thee, and stretch  liim that ft* may die straight. 1 am off  to Southmolton for Cutclitf Lane, who  can make a furze-faggot bloom again.  My filly can. make a land-yard in a mile  to Tom Faggus and his Winnie.. But  mind one thing, '>li   of you"; It was none  ' ri-Hrvrr' T~.,Pnge fi.  Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!  To insure a good Xmas Dinner buy your. Poultry and Meats at ;  ^^^^^P. Burns & Co.^^he^___^^  We have just received 20 Tons of Ontario Poultry  TURKEYS, QEESE, DUCKS AID CHICKENS  Which will be distributed io our markets at Rossland, Trail, Nelson. Kaslo, Sandon,  Three Forks and New Denver, ready for the Xmas trade. This Poultry has been bought  for Cash and will be sold at Rock Bottom Prices.  We always have Prime Beef and Mutton from thc Alberta Ranges and Pork from  Manitoba, as well as Cured Meats from the best Packing Houses in the country.  Meat Orders to Any of Our Markets Will Eeceive Prompt Attention-  P. BURNS & CO, NELSON.  Silver King Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  11  RATES, SI. TO $2,50PER DAY  Baker Street,        Nelson.  19M9-12--  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builder.  are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &_.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  Ct. ������.  pUchaijarj  n:t  FOR SALE,  THE NEW YORK TAILOR  '  . o  SUITS  MADE TO   ORDER. -* FIT   GUARANTEED  A FINE STOCK OF HEAVY AND LIGHT WINTER GOODS-  S. E. RITCHIE,     Josephine St., Near Baker.  Copp's Hot Air Heaters  ALSO  Active Warrior Cook Stoves  Cold Air Draught and Ventilated  Oven,   Best  on  tlie Market  at  ������  E. J. RITCHIE'S  Antoine Maurin  NEW ai SECOND HAND DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, ETC.  Cleaning and Repairing a Specialty  WARD STREET. NELSON. B. C.  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  .03 VI. .?. <;. I������i<:ksi.u. ICHker SI.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  Cteli mil immii  Dry Goods. Clothing, Etc-,  .MCW-.XII *IX:������M> II.1MI.  NELSON  (293)  B. C.  Money to Loan  Birbeck Investment,  Security & Savings Co.  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT,  8S3 --*���������  Nelson, B. C.  ROYAL HOTEL,  - I.or. Slaulvy antl Silica SIi-vcIn,  NELSON. - - -**������������������ C.  HOUSE, FITTINGS ano  FURNITURE    ENTIRELY    '  " *  .   NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  Itoi l.ocnlioii  in Town,   ���������trnulirul Views.  Bur   now-Open/-and  Stocked-with  Cnoicii Liquors and Cigahs.  Unequalled in Kootenay.  Give us a trial and" be   Convinced.  PIDRO CHERBO  "Treijioiji Hoiise  First Class Accoirii|iodatioi|s  RATES FROM $1-00 to $1.50 PEE DAY  Rooms without Board 50c per day or $3 per Week  MALOlME 4-  TREGllJLlJS- Prop's  EAST BAKER ST., - NELSON, B. C.  Count Your Chips!  ������>  -before buying them in.    Don't take  .any one's word that the right number  of "blues" and "reds" and "whites"  are there.    Leather, workmanship and  profit make any shoe, but very diff-  ��������� er.nt--V''nrk..-rr.nrri?ng to the blend.    See that you get all  the "red" and'-'blue" chips you're, entitled to when "buying shoes.    You can always tell by the name and price  stamped on the sole. Goodyear Welted. $3-5������> ������4-5������> $5-50>-  ���������'"The Slater Shoe"  ������-ll.-i.|..IC .1 YVEI.I.S, Sole- AtfrnK fur .Vi'Imih.  <;i.i:i_V   ItltOS.. .-;!<.iil������ :il Kiisl".  ���������  --- *.    372  "l*.ul  Music Lessors  Mrs-. Morley is prepared Lo receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Or^an.  '    Elementary0 Harmony Taught.  .i|>l������l.r ill Tlniiii������������n   Sliiliniii'i-.v  *'������'-   ^Wj'J''  Xelx.ii. ''-���������'  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  KELLY,, DOUGLAS & CO": I  'V'_---ISrCOX7'V**E!*Ei,  E.G.        |  AVIIOLKSALK    GltOCIOI.-    AS1)   DIRE-', j  IMl'OliTKUH KHOM   * .;. j  China,   India  .and Japan, j  A. Kull Stock o."Gr.p.rie.j Ci_i--K. CiK-'irettcs, ;  1'olja.cos, Ktc.  r'rdiiinl All(*iili������������i  lo.Hl ������rtl-ri.  'lS~**       .  "^SiLSON_LOfS.--;  NOTICE.  Having appointed "VY". J. G. Dickson  local af-ent, for addition A to the town-  si! e of -Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing iiiForm.ition.  plans or price-list of, the addition will  please apply to him. .   =���������  1 tot        . F, C. INNES.-  No.  No.  No.  Time Table in' liffect June 2.  Piissuiiu'r.r lcnvesllo^lnnd.-.".... 7:00 n.in  Arrive*. Ti-iiil        J,-}-' V ''>  No. I passciiKt-r Iohvcs lto-.slii.ml....  ��������� ��������� ��������� '���������(lOp.iii  Arrives Tr.iil.  .-.  I:i������l p.m  S Loaves Trail  ,;,:'J' a-m  Arrives Kos-lnwl 111:00 n.in  1 ��������� leaves Trail ��������� ��������� -���������     '  5:UU p.m  Arrives Uossli.nid ->���������''���������'' l'.'n  All trains run daily o" Pa.il!- standard tin���������.  Connections: Columbia. & Kootunij- t-t.aai  Naviiration Company's -teaiilboaU. Spokane  Fails & Northern Railway via Nortliport. antl  Canadian Pacific Railway via RevclstoKc.  ' XT OTICE IS HER*.**.*-* GIVE'S tb-t application  ! i-*������l will bo made ... the Legislative Assemh.y. of the  iProviuce of British Columbia, at its ne.t .=i_=io:;." for  j aa Act incorporating a Company for tbe p-J rfetc of  i supplying power, light an'I heat by electricity, tothe  j inhabitants, cities- tows?, village- mines, EmelMTS.  | and tramways in "Wei**. Koolttay District; and ako  i for the purpose of genera tins nowor, li_lit and heat as  I aforesaid to appio;:i_te, divert and use the v.-ite,-  i from the Pend O'Sc-iii.' River and trir.utaries thoitto.  ! and for all other nkessary light-, powers,' privilege:,  j as are incidental or conducive to tin attainment" oi  -��������� the above objects.  I Dated at Nelson. B. C, this 13th day of liro-., 1S06.  j A. MA-KWASmG-JOHNSOK,  461 Solicitor foi the applicant _  NOTICE.  |    NOTICE is hereby fjiven tlmt lhe part- -  Aier.siiip   liereloron*. . subsisting  between  , the niulersik'tied ;is liolel keepers  at the.  ' l.oynl Hotel, Nelson has this dnyAieuu  ! dissolved by lnntnnl ccnyent,  Mr. Tom  i 1'ootb retiring.  j     All debts .due by mid owing to Hi. Into  : p-rtuersliip- will   be   received, und   dis-  '. charged by M r. Pidro Clierbo,  who will  \ c.-Milinh- tho Into business as fonn_rly"iit  i the Royal Motel, Stanley street, Nelson.'  I     '                  "   ��������� ..TOM BOOTH  j                                 flDRO OHER HO  I Witness:   E. T. 11, i. LMPKINS.  ;     llM.2S-lJ-li_- _"_ _i "        _���������  j    . Dissolution ol' .opai'.ii.rship.   .  The partnership existing between An-  i giiK C. IJuchan'sui nnd George \V. Tiobiu-  ! son, doing a grocery nnd general  , mercantile business at Nelson and North  j Fork, under the firm name of Buchanan  | i.ltobinson. has this day been dissolved"  ! bv mutual consent.  |   " ANGUS C. BUCHANAN  |  - GEORGE W. ROBINSON  1    'Nelson, li. C, November Mth, 18%.  1 NOTICE .    <  Angus'C. f'uchiiiiaii will continue tho  . bn^ines. "as before, uuder the name'of  j A. O. Buchanan A: Co., who assumes all  ; the liabilities of the ^aid- liim. and all  I debts due the said lirm are to be paid to  ; him. ANGUS C BUCHANAN.  '     Hi-.-2.-ll.-.   LOST-  I Panther's Tooth Broocb,gold mounted;'  i initi_lled. G. E. P. Anyone finding- it will  j be suitably rewarded by returning the  J same to Dr. Hall. 4S..-2-12-6. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26   1896  t���������r ii"-*v*-=���������-*-���������������������������-  1-.        ��������� ������  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed t .iny address in Canada or  the United States 'or one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  C0NTRAC7 ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of-$3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of IJ cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and/o cents per line for  each ubsequeiit 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', cf the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in firs, rate style at  the shortest notice  ADDMSS  THI MinbrPrintinc.-. PUBLISHING CO  NELSON.    B.C.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  Boots  #  and  ��������� *���������     Shoes  For Hitlers & Prospectors  (418)  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26,189..  A Happy New Year to all.  Have you yet determined upon any  Rood resolution to put into practice next  Friday.  The death of Alexandre Salvini the  yoiiDg romantic actor and that of Hermann the magician will leave quite a void  in the ranks of theatrical folk.  The Spokaue Chronicle says that the  knowledge that the people of that couutry don't care a snap about gaining any  new territory is the best peace maker  that could be desired. How about the  popular desire to annex Canada?  Mayor Belt of Spokane has asked or  will "ask the council to remove the chief  of police because he considers him incompetent. If a Seattle mayor was in Mayor  Belt's position, he would remove the man  first nml then ask -.the consent of the  . council. --���������  Through his mistfeiitmetitjPrizefighter  I-tzsimhions has made more friends than  he could by a dozen victorious contests.  The people at large admire fair play aud  are ever ready to extend their sympathy  and friendship to one who does not get  it.  Alderman J. J. Banfield is uow announced as a candidate for the mayoralty  of Vancouver. There is little doubt he  will be elected by a large majority, and  if so he will make a good aud energetic  mayor.  From many parts of the Uuited States  come reports that recruits are being enlisted to aid in the Cuban rebellion. Day  by day the question is assuming greater  importance and the people recognize the  f.act now that the recognition of.belli-  -geraucy-on-thepart-of-tbe-AJ-nited-Slates  Senate will probably mean war.  The Christmas edition of that up to  date newspapar, the Anaconda Standard  is one of the finest that has yet been  received in this otlice aud reflects credit  upon, the-publishers. It'consists of 2d  pages of rending matter which includes  the live, local aud telegraphic news of  the day and much first class' reading for  borne niidfireside. It is well illustrated  and bright and sparkling throughout.  .= Accompanying the paper,are four pages  of flue'lithographs, the fronlise piece  being that of an angel.  rancher and mine owner in British Columbia, says that in the year I860 he was  ut Uock creek while the engineers were  locating the forty-ninth parallel and the  whole matter came under his personal  notice. The American survey was  accepted as beiug correct but Mr. Stevenson believes that the mistake was made  from the .starting point, uauiely Point  Roberts.  Mr. Carey of Victoria, B.C., who was  one ol* ihe junior officials iu tlie American corps of surveyors claims tliut he  knows ail about the circumstances surrounding the work of the commission aud  says tliat no mistake was made. The  greatest care was exercised, aud no monuments were established until bolh parties had decided upon thc locations.  There seems to be no necessity for ii  dispute in the matter ns the surveys have  been accepted as final aud the chances  are that they aie correct. A vast amount  of money aud lime were spent iu establishing the line aud the most competant  men in the world were eugaged for the  work. If it is possible that men of this  description made a mistake, what assurances have the governments that anew  commission would be more correct. The  charge that a mistake has been made  comes from a man who at best could ouly  have a circumstantial knowledge of the  case and who probably knows nothing of  the intricate engineering problems  encountered.  MR.  BLAIR AT VICTORIA.  Since the arrival of Hon. A. G. Blair in  Victoria he has expressed himself in a  manner that shows that his trip through  the K( otenuy couutry was a revelation to  him and he is as enthusiastically in favor  of the construction of the Crow's Nest  Pass road as any miner or businessman  in the district. Iu his address to the  Board of Trade ho said that he had no  prejudice against any of the great railway companies, but he did not think  that the true interests and welfare of the  country could allow any corporation���������no  matter how great���������to have control of all  transportation interests. He would  therefore impose upon the railways some  supreme control that should regulate  their tariff rates. So great was the Kootenay country in a mineral sense that he  feared it would be hard to impress all  the facts on the people in the. east- when  he returned, if he told all he saw.  There is no doubt but that Mr. BU.ir  understands the situation pretty well at  this time and appreciates the popular  feeling of the people against allowing  auy railroad corporation the unrestricted  occupancy of the field. He is unable !o  suv what notion will be taken by the  government and while he makes no promises he gives the people to understand  that their interests will be fully protected.  AN AMBASSADOR AT WASHINGTON  The report that Mr. Laurier's government will send a representative to reside  in Washington, D.O., to look after Canadian interests is creating a vast amount  of attention below t.he line and newspapers in commenting upon it, whether  intentionally or inadvertently say that it  will promote "closer relations.'' The  stumbling block is, what do they mean I  by "closer relations"? If they mean '  closer political relations they leave much !  to be guessed at. The Manitoba -ice  Press in commenting on the subject says  '���������closer political relations is precisely  what Canadians do not want and they  will view with extreme suspicion any steo  that is calculated to lead in thai direction "  There is no question bul Hint I he establishment of a thoroughly posted and  reliable representative iu the United  States capitol city would do much lo  promote the interests of trade and navigation aud while he would be without  power to act except in aa advisory capacity, he would practically occupy the  position of a consul or au ambassador.  He would be sought on all questions  whether commercial or political affecting  the interests of the two countries and  should be thoroughly conversant with  them.  ri'OFESSIOSAL   CAK3S.S.  L.  R.   HARRISON,   BARK1STKR,   NO-  lary Public, Slocan City. Jf>t  Gl KO.   A.  Jl.  11AI_.,.    PHYSICIAN   AND  T   Surgeon,   Ollico  0. Si IC. Huiltiinj-r,  up  stairs. [:������0]  --.���������Gl.IMMKTT, I_UB., IJ._llRISTJ.lt,  ._3jL������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc., Sandon  IJ. O. (131)  ASSAYING.       I.0BH1NS&  l.ANG.     AS-  sayers   to   War I.ajfle   and  Associated  Companies, Rossland (351)  S NORMAN.. CO., MIXING AND STOCK  ��������� lirol-.i's. Hotel Spokane. Spokane, *>v"ash.  Toleplior.o b_7. Ilu.]  A/fA-lON, M-FARI-ANI.* & MAHON. LTD.,  1.T.L Mininjj ami HI.ni_J-ro.-or-, Vancouver.  It. CI.   Members Slock .exchange. 330  Q.UHAl-D      AND     1'J.ASK,     CiKNKItAl.  'O   Commission    and    Kuwarding   Agents,  Wholesale Jobbers iu Groceries und I'rorisioiiK  Itutal.ioko Station. (302)  f lONI.r, C. HAUl'X Mininb'Broker of lho  J__. Victoria Stock Exchange of IJrilish Columbia, J.d. l,bty. Ollico, 32 Lnnglcy street,  Victoria, li. C. ' 371  G1 KO. SIU'-DDBN. STOCK AND SHARK  T Broker, Victoria, Ji. O. (Member of the  IJ. C. Stock Kxchango of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settleinunts  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  -��������� 3.")5  NOTICE.  WANTED, A ROAD.  The condition of the road betweeu  Nelsou and the depot of the Xelson and  Foit Sheppard railway is a disgrace and  no time should be lost in improving it.  Nelson never has received much consideration at the hands of the government  agent aud iu view of the heavy revenue  it yields is certainly entitled to havo the  roads made passable. At present the  road refened to is dangerous to life and  and limb after dark and passengers from  the train have anything but a pleasant  experience in reaching Nelsou. The  maiu thoroughfares leading to and from  the town should at least be safe aud this  cannot be said of the present road. It  serves to give -newcomers a very bad  impression of the town to say nothing of  the strain upou their nerves,  HE WAS INITIATED.  Judge Hardy, at Cambridge, Mass.,  tried the case of Frank A. Preble against  the members of an Orange Lodge for  assault aud branding. The plaintiff said  he eutered an ante-room and was told to  disrobe. He did so, and wearing only  under-clothes and shoes entered tho main  hall. He was compelled to kneel and  say the Loids Prayer, during the recital  of which his shoes w.re taken off. He  was then blindfolded and led around the  hall. His drawers were rolled up to his  knees leaving his legs bare, and he was  compelled to march. During the walk  around he felt the sling of a whip on his  bare legs. He was theu .pulled to the  floor and while someone sat oj him ho  felt'someone jab liim with pins in the legs.  He. was theu compelled to walk up the  step..- of-a-laddor froin-which-hefell-into-  a sheet and was tossed in the air several  times. He was then led up in front of  the allar and something.read'to him. He  did not know what it was as he was  somewhat dazed. Then while' two men  held him a red hot iron-was held to his  breast, lie struggled but the meu held  him until he was branded. He said he  was severely burned and injured. On  cross examination he admitted that lie  had agieed not to.tell what was doue lo  hinr, but lhat. was before he was branded  and tossed iu a blanket. Thc jury alter  being out three hours' failed to agree, and  was discharged.  A JAIL FOR NELSON.  Tho government is now being put lo  groat, expense in sending prisonors to  ICiiinloops, from Rossland. Nolson. ������*ce.,  and as the country inci-ua-.s in population it is not likely this item -will  diminish. Tine Mini.it has long advocated the building of a jail at Nelson,  and it* the government gives this subject any attention we think it will see.  the advisability of putting up a building without any delay. The money  now spent in railway fai-es alone would  more than pay interest upon any  amount necessary, and Captain Fitzstubbs would be a first rate inan for  bead of lho institution.  THE GOLD COMMISSIONER.  Referring to last week's notice in  Tin.; Mix__:if. regarding the gold commissioner we should much iirefer  seeing Captain 0. Phillipps Wolley  representing the government as emigration agent, or in any position in  which he could by delivering lectures  in Eastern Canada and England make  known tbe wonderful resources and  natu.ial advantages of Hritisli Columbia, this .would be an occupation for  which he is woll fitted, being a good  speaker and writer and knowing Hourly all parts of the province.  NOTICE is hereby given lhat application will be made to the Parliament of  Canada at ils next session for an act to  incorporate a company with power to  construct, equip, operate nud maintain,  either standard or narrow gauge railways,  for the purpose of conveying passengers,  freight and ore from a point at or near  Revelstoke, on the Canadian Pacific railroad, thence northward following the  valley ofthe Columbia river to a point at  or uear the junction of Canoe river; and  with power lo construct, equip*; operate  and maintain branch lines and all necessary bridges, roads, ways, ferries,  wharves, docks, and coal bunkers; aud  with power to build, own, equip, operate  and maiutain steam aud other vessels and  boats; aud with power to build, equip,  operate and maintain telegraph and telephone lines in connection with the said  railways and branches, and lo generate  electricity for the supply of light, heat  and power; and with power to expropriate  lauds for ihe purposes of the company,  aud to acquire laads, bonuses, privileges  or other aids from any government, municipality or oilier persons or bodies corporate, and to make trallic or other arrangements with railway, steamboat or otlier  companies; 'and with power to build  wagon roads to be used in construction  of such railways, and in advance of the  same, and to levy and collect lolls from  all parlies using aud on all freight passing over any such roads built by the  company, whether built before or after  tho passage of the acl hereby applied for,  and with all other usual, necessiro, or incidental rights, powers or privileges as  may be uecessary or incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above  objects., or any of them.  Dated al the city of Vicloiia this 14Ih  dav of November. A. D. IS.)..  HUNTER k DUj.'F,  405.21-ll.G   Solicitors tor the Applicants.  GAZETTE NOTICES.  The attitude   of   tho    United   Ktales  towaids Cuba is the cause of much speculation ns to  the  probable outcome and |  many newspapers bolh  in and out of the !  .United States confidently expect to see a  ���������'V.'ar result, should Auieiica  persist   in  ..recognizing the struggling Cubans.   The  highly inflammable state of the Spanish  populace may  push  the government to  making a declaration  ot war and   one  English paper says it is hard to see how  ripaincaii avoid responding to the recog-  ' jiition   by  declaring  war. - The Corres-  jiondcucia,  a Spanish  paper, considers  ihe.,   government    to   be   between   the  dilemma of accepting thcf.iendly though  degrading intervention  of the Yankees,  or  a war which would   be   ruinous   to'  *,i"p;u'ii, while the United  States  cannot;  win unscathed.  I From tlie B. C. Gazette of 17th Dec, TS'.WJ  N K W   I NCORl'ORATIONS.  Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining Co. Ld.  Gapilal-,-$500,00O-iii--Sl-shares.----hread-  ollice, Vancouver.   Directors, J. B. Mnc-  Laren,  H. De Pencier, G. E. Bower, all  of Vancouver.  Black Pock Gold Mining Co. (foreigu.)  Capital, 81,000,000 cin ������1 shares. Head  oflice, Seattle.  Bowen Island Mining Co. (foreign.),  Capital, ������1,000,000 in -SI shares.'/Head  office, Tacoma.  British Columbia'(".old Pioperly Co.  Ld. Capital, S'250,000 in 10,000 shares.of  $25 each. Head ollice. Victoria. Directors, A. "J. McLellan. K. T. Williams, L.  Goodacre, of Victoria.  Tho Dundnrn Gold Mining Co. Ld.  Capital, 81,000,000 m'SI shares. Head  oflice in Rossland. Directors. A. A. Muc-  Keniiie, D. Tuomey, \V. L MacXenzie, of  Uossiand.  Gopher Gold Miniug Co' Ld. Capital,  $1,000,000 in .1 shares. Mend otlice in  liossland. Directois, D. M. Linnard, A.  II. MacNeill, A. V. Corbin, of Rossland.  Quesnelle Mining; Co. (foreign.) Capital, 81,000,000 in SlOU'shurrs. Head  ollice, Chicago, III.  Saoknue-'Kaslu Miuing and Milling Co.  (foreign). Capital. SiKXl.OCO in SI shares.  Head ollice in Spokane. -  NKW  ArrOIN'T-MKNTS.  records of a similar i.attire. One reason Williau Letson Germaine; of liossland  why Great Britain has retained her pros- has been ap,jomted a notary public for  lige as the greatest nation on earth is on jtms Proymca. = .  account "of her thorough knowledge"of! Bernard- Sigisrannd "Heisterman of  existing- conditions*.   Fiom  time inline- | Victoria has also been appointed a* notary  .. .i-,--',     , .- '���������'   ,- ,.    ..      -, . - i public fer tins province,  ii io rial England has beeu collecting data ; '  and statistics all over the world and  1 there are no impro vein  no questions or conditions that are not  i carefully reported   upon   by   competant  ��������� ENGLAND' KNOWS ALL.  American newspaper, have just found  (inl. lhat Gre;i! Britain naval authorities  a.e lltor-ughly 'posted. in ngnrd to  Ain.iieaii v.di.sliips. They are surprised  fo learn that all the defects iu plates,  armament and construction are carefully  reco ded and filed away for future reference All this, should not be surprising  and the only remarkable thing in the  matter is that the  United Slates has not  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Oi-'Ficn:  NELSON    AND   BOSSLAND, B. C.  un '   .���������fllM.X.. .1<������J._V_*S.  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  KELSOTST, IB. O.      [335]  W. A._J_OWETaT  Gutter! Butter! Butter!  Have just received the larg-est consignment of Creamery  and Dairy Butter that ever came to Nelson.  Tea, Tea.  Would like to call your attention lo my selection of Teas  that have just arrived, Tarnilkni.d. and Cooinbra Garden Tea  also the famous Kandapolla Kslate Ceylon Tea, none equal, try  il once and you will not. use anv other.  TRY OUR JAVA & riOCHA COFFEE.  C. KAUFFMAN, The Grocer.  Telephone 26. Cor. Baker and Josephine St..       138  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  MANUFACTURERS   OF  All   Kinds   of   Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  P.  O.   Pox:   88.  Telephone   31,  flADDEN HOUSE~  THOMAS MADDEN,  Proprietor.  Best Accommodations ������in< the .City with  Dining Koom in Connection.  TRANSIENT RATES $2.00 PER DAY.  BAKER ST, - NELSON, B. C.  Ladies' and  ��������� Gent Semen's  Soiid Gold,  Gold Filled  and Silver Watches  ALSO SOME SOLi.l OOLD, AND j  GOLD FILLED LONO WATCH !j  CHAINS FOR LADIES.  JACOB DOVER,  *���������*_��������� '  -" __T__ni_sc>x-q-,  Jeweler.  !  S!  ��������� ���������  All   Kinds,   Shapes,   Sizes  and   Prices  Just Opened.  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  - IX-IIKA-CI. im������l - ��������� ���������  COJIIMISSIO.V A4.I_.V-.  VICTORIA ST.,  .ii  NELSON. B.  C.  W. P. SLOAN,  avEi3SJ-i*isra- - -^gke-N-t  .  <-<>:il Itiv.r. !������.icl_ <:_���������<���������<���������-, Sullir  Iklslrji-I  iiikI Suiiimll (i-ccl- ]>_'._|_''i'tit-i i: spi't'iiil.y.  l,i'<.j.-'i,I.V on lim; iil'l'i'im's Vol l".is>; Kail-  rn_Ml. I..<';il<*<! on ������;<>:! I HI XT. on list.  . Vorrosintiiili'iirc Sol_������*_-i'������l. ���������  KOOTENAY.   HIVEB,   B. O.  P. O. ADDRESS    OCKONOOK, IDAHO.  IT.i-:')-l2-������ ; -  W������ PERKI'NS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  ���������        REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  I .SO   Y->iirs .Kxpi'i-Srurc   iit   ..iiiiin^.    t_X|������T-  I i|._i;cc<i    S'i'osi'CcIoin    .'i-iTiisIicd   on   S-lorl  | "'(((ii'l-.    Hi ll A I-Miri'lciS iiml  i:<|lc)l(<ll on.  '2;.l-_:".- Str--!. OPS). .<'. ������'*.' ti. I.:iml Olli-e  NELSON,     WEST KOOTENAY, B.C,  -ir.--.-i-i2-i;  Notice   of Eemovai.  THE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY. \ p^ons ami these .'.���������portp, charts or maps j  A recent issue of the New York JI ni] lis the ease may be, become a part of the j  null Express contains an interview with a [^overmental records. . This statement is ���������  mau niiiiieil Stevenson who claims* that not niven in a spirit of honstfiiluesis but i  the Iuttirnatio-ial boundary liue between , it should furnish considerable subject j  the United States and Canada is wrong ��������� for thought for our "cousins below the i  .ind that only a few inen living today ��������� line. It simply involves a question of;  luiowA-'ihe mistake. He claims that the ; business that a careful man or nation j  line should be 800 yards further sunt li ; onc'ht r.ot lo oveikvk. Lapland is pie- i  than it is now for a distance; of 200 miles ' p.'.e.l fur uu\thiuj_; and evo.ythi-ig ;.__id ;  fiom Point Roberts to Oiojo.u lake'! JI:-. ; >et che does u'wt use her knowledge to i  Stevenson, who is ile^ciihed as a weallAy j the disadvnntnjj- of tho world, 1  ver   the   world and |/>{j.. m .,  .merits, no progress, \ \jilL Lb U-LLidjb      1 U V b  ..-I.-.:    H...1.  t! ' ���������������  Christmas Presents  DR. HALL' has* removed  his Office and Residence to  the Corner *oft 'Victoria and  Josephine Streets..        su3-1g.12.1j  Don't Forget our Clearing Sale of Ladies  Goods. ' &  BietrO^  ZEsriELSOisr & pilot :B._Arsr.  IJSTCOEPOBATEX)   1670.  ���������No ' Need", For'a Puff Ad*  ���������We5 Lead  Others   Follow  Call aijd  See  lis  THOMSON  STATIONERY CO. LD.  NELSON,       -        -        -        B. C.  alao V-ANCOUVER. (302]  _fiH____b  I A SITTING OF TIIK COUNTY COURT  i ������j- of Kootenay will bo Iiolden at Nelson  1 on Jlond.iv, the 14th day of January and nt  ': Rosslnnd on ThursdaWliol8lh day of January,  j **.-.. -    ������  .;,-. -H. GIFFIN.  , --/* Registrar of the Court.  Nolson, B. C, 1 ^tth, 1SSC. 501-19.12.(1  TIE-HHEi.  Hudson's Bay Company,  '        ���������ARE THE -  Largest Importers of Tea in this Country  Therefore in a position to  OFFER BLUES WHICH CANNOT BE SURPASSED  "m CHINA, INDIA, CEYLON, AND JAPAN TEAS  ^Sole Agents������for the Celebrated "Tetley's"  India and Ceylon   Teas  for   Manitoba, the  "North-west Territories and British Columbia  THE  T_R^___D_H_   STJ-P-EPIjIEIDr  For further information  apply  to  the nearest  Hudson's  Bay  -Store, or direct to "'-*-- _ -, ���������  THE HUDSON'S BAY CO.,   WINNIPEG.  50.i  XT OTICE IS HEREHY GIVEN that'the  ___!N British Columbia Southern Railway  Company will apply to thc Parlinnicnt of Canada, afciL<- next session, for an .-\ct to' declare  the said Briti-h Columbia Southern Railway  Company to be a body corporate and politic  within tlie juri-diction of tlie Rirliamcnt of  Canada, and ibe company's railway to be a  work fur tlio ^i.:ieral advantage of Canada, also  to authorize ll e extension of tlie line of the  said railway f.vm its eastern terminus in the  Crow's Nest I 'a-s. across ami over the eastern  boundary cf.Bi-itibh Columbia, into the Province of Alberta, thence in an easterly direction  to Macleod. or lo a point on the line of the Calgary and Macleod Railway, and there to connect wiih the same, and thencn easterly lo  l.etli bridge.  GEMMILL & MAY   ���������  Solicitors for applicant-.  Ottawa, 18th-September, 1SCC.  U.M.-_.  HOl'l.R MINERAL CLAIM."  Situate in lhe Illeeillewaet Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.   Where located,  on the north side of the Illeeillewaet river  ]       beins a southerly extension of   Isabella  ;       Mineral Claim.  i rilAKK NOTlUiM'.iatl. N\ ]���������>. Snowden act-  1.1. in., as a-reiir. for The Lanark Consolidated  Mining* & SmeltiiiK Company limited, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 5S21U, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Re'corderfor a certificale of improvement?, for  thepurposoof obtaining a Crown grant of. the  above claim.  And further ta':c notice that action,.-.under  section .7, must ti- commenced before tlie issuance of such cej -iflcato of improvements.  Hated this 3rd dt.y of November, 1890.  4S3-U-7-8 N*. P. SNOWDKN. THE   MINER,   NELSON, B. C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1896.  HOW LOVE WON.  DECEMBER 96  CANADIAN BANKERS.  MmH lo kliiiu  .llurv. Aliiml  I-'Iiiuim'cs ������_������'__���������  eriilly llinii AiiktIchiim.  The following interesting letter appeared in a recent issue of tbe Liverpool  Courier:  A Canadian towu may seem at first  blush a rather unlikely place for getting  inside information about American  finance. It is a fact, however, that there  are Canadian bankers both hero and iu  Montreal who know a good deal more  about American afiniis than even intelligent Americans do. Several Canadian  banks have branch offices in New York,  and employ there a considerable portion  of their funds. They not only do ordinary banking .business there, but they  engage largely in exchange operations.  New Yoik i9 to them what London is to  the powerful Scottish banks���������a very convenient annexe iu which to employ their  surplus funds. Their banking connections in London nud Edinburgh give  "them facilities for exchange business  which they are not slow to utilize. All  over the States there arc Scotchmen and  Canadians in high positions���������railroad directors, financiers, merchants, grain dealers���������who prefer dealing with countrymen  They get from them the sort of banking  " they are used lo, nnd wliich i.s bettor  suited to their taste than the happy go  lucky system practiced-untli of Ihe lakes.  CANADIAN  HANKS   AXD  AMI-UICAK FI_.'AX___  Wha lever be thec.iuse, Canadian bauk-  iireia-iibrlant factors in American finance  Both fu Chicago and Now York they  will be found in the thick of whatever is  going on. The very fact of their being  'foreigners and, in a tense, outsiders, enables fhem in times like these to see  more of the game than the natives do.  Moreover, they are geuerally trained  bankers iu (he European sense, which  very few Americans are. A'iue tenths of  the latter have drifted out of some otuer  business into banking, aud even whe.  successful they often remain very amateurish iu their ideas of bauking priuci  pies. They know all about lending money on the best security available and at  tho highest rate of interest, but beyond  that the relations of banker and customer  are comparatively crude. Given two  bankers of equal ability, oue who has  spent all his life in tiie States aud the  other who has divided his life betweeu  Canada aud the States, the second is  bound to be the bioader-minded and better-informed of the two. For that reason  great weight is to be given to thc opinions  of Canadian bankers operating iu New  Yoik. There are several such iu Toronto  . ���������meu kuowu over tbe whole continent as  SPECIAL  AT.TH01t-.TI_S  iu their particular line. I had the good  fortune to know some of them of old,  and so be able to go direct to them on  my arrival there. _j*v?be past two days I  V.'tU ilflfflt'Tri-o_l|^iem, hearing their  views and getting their latest information  from the various centres in which the  "Bryan crisis has given place to- the  McKinley boom. Oue or two of, them  had been' all through the New York_cam-_  paigur^They^were-specially Anvifed"by  Mr. Pierpont Morgan more than once to  take part in the emergency measures that  had to be adopted. They took a share iu  the syndicate formed last summer to  protect foreign exchange. . They were  summoned iu hot haste to New York iu  the -memorable scene which followed  Bryan's nomualiou, and they will not  ' soon forget some of the things they saw  aud heard theu. One eminent financier  was greatly excited, declaring that "they  must, stop this if it should cost them  twenty million dollars." The exchange  bunkers were as a'rule very nervous, "and  protested that .Bryan's election- would  shut all their doors for them. "On tho  4th of November we may have all to suspend payment," said oue of them. It  needed more than an average man to  keep his head cool lit such a time, aiid  perhaps few have come so <iuiet!y through  it all as the Canadian bankers in New  York.   They kept iih ifbar as they could  ON AN" EVEN' K1_E_  all the time.- Not ouly hud they to cover  evoiy exchange transaction as promptly  as possible, but they had to keep tlieir  New York funds ou a'gold basis, and this  they did down to the last day before the  election. They reduced their risks to a  minimum, aiid held themselves well iu  baud.   While doing* this lhey  were able  '���������lo buy "and sell exchange freely right  through the crisis. Even ou the Thursday before the election, when the, New  York banks practically ceased lending  and money rose to 100 per cent, ou the  Stock exchange, they never turned away  a customer.   Of course they had in self-  . defense to make special rates both for  . ������������������ exchange and discount, but they were always prepared to make prices. Even- on  the Monday before the election they sold  sterling exchange, and on the day after  ��������� they bought bought back their own bills  at a profit. One- of them carried over  fully a milliou dollars o������ till mouey, and  had so hedged that iu the worst event  '.there would have beeu little or no.loss ou  it*.   Many valuable opinions and .sugges-  ��������� tious I have received from these gentle-  . men. They are not, as'aruie. so optimistic  as their New York frieuds ; far from it.  They simply see that  A GREAT l'EKIIi  HAS BEEX ESCAPED  . for the present.   As one of them put ib���������  ' "The election has mended nothing, it ha.  merely prevented sometliiug much worsi  thau we had before, and the mending ha**  .yet to.be done."   .  BY 3IAKY SPAU-DIXG  HATCH.  The editor of Fresh Breezes wanted a '  bright story from .my pen, and to that ,  end 1 had conjured my brain by every j  device in my pnwor. In vain had I scru- j  t.ini-ocl tlio pages of 'Puck and Life, and ,  other suggestive periodicals of that ilk, j  but no glowing iileal -time. The red pods !  of the flowering beau tapped gently I  against the open window, and the yellow |  leaves of the cherry lazily lloatod earth- ,  #anl, whoso action my sluggish mind j  persistently imitated. |  The little lire upon the hearth crackled j  and Mazed briskly, trying its best not to  i'eel lost in tlio throat of tlio great, old-  fashioned chimney, I'or tho early autumn  mornings in tho Toimoss-o hills wore cool  enough to make a iniall 11 ro welcome,  especially so as country people in that climate are loath to keep closed doors; so  the door to tlio poroli stood open, and opposite that was tlie kitchen -door, also  opon, allowing tho odors of an appetizing  breakfast unrestrained admittance.  I leaned against tho high mantel,  studying the (ire, with that peculiar,  downcast fueling tliat conies to ouo seeking inspiration, and linding circumstances utterly adverse.  finally,the -indirons riveted my attention���������the andirons that Minnie had  scoured the day beforo till they shone as  bright as the glowing logs thoy upheld;  and the andirons, together with the  sound of tlie quick, light stops of tho girt  in the kitchen, busily preparing the  morning meal, led my mind over the recent events at the farmhouse.  Minnie wus in lovo with an honest  country lad, and it happened that her  father did not approve of liim, or pretended he did not. Hs could raise no ob-  jotion to the young man's character, nor  to his steady, plodding lifo���������but ho was  slow���������"all-ilreil slow,'.1 growled Minnie's  father, "besides, his family ain't much,  an' his farm aint' wuth th1 scraping uv  a plow. Minnie could do better���������a heap  better. Auyhow there ain't no call fur  her t' jump at such, u chance,consldorin'  sho ain't 20, an' siuea her ma died I  can't git along without hor," was the  emphatic comment of that unusually  taciturn mau, offered to me in return  for a word I had spoken, with the intention of casting a stone from Minnie's  path.  Widl, of course, it was nono of my  business, though*I couldn't help being  iutcrastcd in the girl. Minnie had borne  patiently with her father, for, several  times bofore Hiram's advent her "company" had beon shown by unmistakable  signs that it was useless to settle to anything like regular business; but Hiram's  staying qualities seemed unusual���������bo-'  sides, 'Minnie liked liim.  One night at'ter her lather had significantly wound tho clock, and made other  propiirations for retiring, and. seeing no  disposition'in tho young man to do likewise, he slowly turned out the light,  Without a word Minnie immediately relit it, and repaired, -with lieryuung man,  to tho wide hall. iter father followed  with his pipe, smoked i'or awhile, then  yawned ominously, and finally fell into  a state tliat admitted tho issuance of an  unearthly snore, which only served to  give tho young people an excuse for  drawing near each other, and conversing  in whispers.  That angered the old man, who started up, kicked tho dog till ho howled, aud  in his clumsy attempt to ejoct tho animal, managed to turn over thc lamp, *  setting lire to the bare door. A bucket  of water did its duty to the accompaniment of all sorts of invectives and.growl-  ings about "young folks what didn't  have no bettor sense n'tcr set round an'  burn coal oil enough tor git a man in  debt, an' try ter burn th' house down tor  boot.''  Hiram was roused at last, his eyes  gleamed, he stepped forward"-7with an  angry ejaculation, but Minnie quickly  intercepted with a commanding gesture,  and tho entreaty: "Don't say a word ter  daddy. Go out outer th' gallery n' I'll  come in er minute. Now, daddy," she  began, admirably controlling herself,  "ye kin hev th' lire, an' th' light, th'  hall, an' th' hull house���������th' gallery is  good enough fer mo an' Hiram, but ef  you drive him away from tbat, I will  go, too."  Tho old farmer gaznd stupidly at his  daughter. She evidently meant what she  -said,-and-he-wa.s:iiot���������prepared���������to���������carry-  hostilities further that night, so ho  uttered no word a.s sho shut the-door  behind her���������carefully avoiding slumming  it, but it closed, nevertheless, with a  certain emphasis. ,-  Hiram kept up his visits regularly for  moro -than a year, and though the  fathor's reception was always markedly  cool, he never again attempted to insult  him.  Ono night the suitor ventured to say:  "I'm a comin' for Minnie some day."   '.  "Woll, ye needn't, young man; an' yo  won't ef ye know when ye'ro well off,"  was tho gruff retort.  At ono timo Minnie tried to reason  with her father, but was unsuccessful,  I knew by her rod oyes and lagging  steps. Sho seomed in deep thought for  a fow days, then sho brightened, and  went about her duties with unusual  lightness and song.  I could see that her father watched  her ovory mood, and that ho really doted  ou his motherless daughter, for an expression of immense relief appeared . on  his face as soon as .sho was light-hearted.  One morning ho camo into the kitchen  in a towering rage, accusing Minnie of  intending to elope with Hiram.  - She met him calmly," even smiling a  littlo triumphantly, I-thought, as she  answered, reassuringly: "Ye needn't  fear father, I ain't going ter do nothin'  uv the kind." I  "She'd bettor not," he fumed; "if sho  would bo fool enough to do such a. thing'  he'd turn her out of his house, he'd disinherit her, he'd never look at her again. '7  Somehow tho storm did not dauipeii  the girl's spirit. Sho hummed a'tune as  ihe set tlio meal on the table, and th������  old man, as; if ashamed of his passion:  praised her for a mighty good, dinner;  But again in a fow days he heard tho  story repeated; this time twitting hor of  it half jocularly, though he studied hia  furtively, as she replied, mirthfully:��������� 4  "Most any girl with such u cross old  daddy would do it, and no one -would  blamo her," she said. Noting his frown."  however, she added, wistfully: "I'd  ruther hev my father's con-on. tor being  married."  He did not seem quit, satisfied, - and  though he said nothing more, he sat  smoking medirativoly for a long tinia..  After that I often heard him pace ��������� thf  "gallery," as they called the   long   fron")  porch, until late at night, a sign that hi  wan troubled, or watchful,  for   bis   oui  tow wm to ratix* alaoit with th������ ofalgj  Ml.  Ho vtas often up till after midnight,  for, being a light sleeper, and my window wide open, I was easily disturbed by  his clumsy lounging in tho shrubbery,  or his peculiar laryngeal efforts that le-  scmlilcd thc rasping of an insect, Ono  evening I overheard a conversation. A  young man from an adjoining farm had  come over on somo errand. I paid no attention to what ho was saying to tha  fanner till ho mentioned Hiram's name,  then it occurred to mo that he was ono.  of Hiram's friends, and that his sister  was a bosom confidant of Minnie. Ho  was s.ying:��������� "Ye'll hev ter bo hoxtra  kcurful t'mght, fer I heerd ono o' th'  hands a talkin', an' he said thet Hiram's  nigger said tliet th' 'lopcmont was  planned fer half arter one o'clock ter  night, sure." ., ������  "I've haord ye say most th' same thing  afore, an' I'm half o' th' mind thot yo'ro  a lyiu' tor .ne."  "Gall it lyin', then,' retorted tho othor,  iuilgnuntly, "but whut I sh'd be telllii'  lies for is inorii'u I know;" then ho resumed with evident good will: "I'.f I was  you I'd put or stop to it some ways;  why, it'll worrit yer iifo out; ye look  now sit* yo hadn't had a speck o' sloop  for weeks."  Thero was nothing about Minnie at  tho supper tabic that betokened anything  unusual. She was neither hilarious or  dull; simply hor pleasant thoughtful self.  One thing, however, 1* noticed, sho did  no. appear to soo that her father loft his  meal almost untasted,-_nd that he studied  her demeanor anxiously. Sometimes  amid thc feminine chatter that she and  l kept up, I fancied she glanced at her  fathor with a sudden gleam of cunning  craftiness, which, as quickly changed to  something like tender remorse.  Minnio's room was noxt to mine, and  a slight noise was easily heard through  the thin partition, but everything was  so absolutely still that night I thought I  could hour hor breathe,  Tho offensive smoko of the farmer's  pipe greeted ray nostrils aa the -clock  struck one. . Its reverberation had hardly  ceased, when, from iny window, I  watched his dark shadow creep around  near tlie corner, uudor tho shrubbery,  whioh offered a point of vantage of his  daughter's room.  Slowly and silently an hour passed,  and the clock in the dining-room loudly  tolled, "ono, two." The old man waited  ten minutes longer, then dragged himself from the bushes. I could clearly distinguish his tall lean figure as he stood  apparently gazing up to the window of  his daughter's room. Something dropped  from his hand, clattering us it struck tho  ground, and he started into thf* house.  'He shullled oil* his shoes in tho hall and  with awkward cautiousness ascended tho  stairs.  Thore was a slight jar, a sudden rustle  in the adjoining room, then I distinctly  heard the gii l'.'i regular breathing.  He neither stopped tu listen or knock.  Tho door must havo been open for ho entered immediately.    A chair stood in  the  way; he stumbled over it making ugrrat  racket on the uncovcied floor.  Minnie's voico camo sleepily:   "What's  th' matter.'' but at   tl}e_ sound   of  her  father's" gruff,  anxious*:'' ^-^ir-"^"*������_*._������������������,,  darter?" slie sat   up,   wide   awake,   exclaiming:���������':' -  "Why, daddy! whut's up? Air ye  sick?"  "Ves, I air sick���������sick ter death o' this  cussed business."  "Why. whut's th' matter wl' you,  fatl'.or?" (She called .him father when  vory affectionate.)  ��������� '.'Minnie, tell, mo true���������tell yer ol'  daddy, didn't yo hev no notion o' run-  nln' away tor-night?"  "_\ot tho least in th' world, ye pore  ol' honey daddy; whatever put it into  yur head?"  "An' hev ye no notion o' whippln' off  wi'Hiram���������ain't him an' you comin' no  gamo on yer ol' daddy?"  "A fair enough gamo, father; ye "know  well enough Hiram an' ine hev been  sweethearts a long time, an' wo hev been  waitin' patient fer yer consent. I shan't  never liko no other man liko I do liim,  an'.I think sornotimo my dear ol' daddy  '11 givo in, for he's right clever at heart;  an' ef wo kin wait fer his consent, when  wo might run oft easy enough, don't it  look like we'll stand by yo as long as we  livo?���������don't it, daddy?"  I could imagine, how Minnie caught  his hands, and how tho poor, worn out  old mau succumbed, just as his artful,  loving daughtor expected; for I heard  him givo a broken sob, then her low,  comforting tones, reassuring hiin.  The   old   andirons   reflected   Minnie's  VICTORIA, B.C.  KOOTENAYBRANCH  NELSON, B. C  LONDON. ENG  TURNER, BEETON&CO.  WHOLESALE   MERCHANTS,   SHIPPERS   AND  IMPORTERS.  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Corby,    Corbyvillo    Distillery,    Belleville,    Ontario,  Rye Whiskies  Pease, Sou & Co., Leith, London,.nud Darlington, B. O.'S.  "' Scotch Whiskey - ,  Clossman A Co., Bordeaux, France, Clarets  Pabst Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Bottled Beer  Dr. J tigers Sanitary Woollen Co., London '  Doulton & Co., Lambeth, Drain Pipe.  STOCK  CAEEIED  -A_.T   _N"EI_.SO_ISr.  Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Cigarettes, Dry Goods, Ore Bags, G-ranby Rubbers,  Okanagan Floxir. and Feed, Portland Cement. Drain Pipe, Fire Clay, Fire Brick,  Okell & Morris' Jams, Japanese Carpets, China Mattings, Tea, Tents, etc, etc.  ALL KINDS OF FOREIGN GOODS INDENTED.  OF GMEEAL INTEREST.  br it>htn-Sira-iAsli."stepped to the door,  aud announced breakfast that mornng;  and perhaps it was no wonder that I  could think of nothing more inspiring  all day than the girl's happiness and  loyalty, as sho excused herself for making tho meal a trifle later than usual.  "I was hound tor givo fathor somethin' good this mornin'���������lie's lies'orviii'  it, for he's promised ter set me an' Hiram up in honsokcopin' an' stay by us all  his life," sho said with a lender glance  at tho old man, who, hastily gulped down  his cotfee, declaring jocosely, he'd tako  it all back if slie failed to continue to  feed him on the present excellent fare.  1Voilll.ll m* Ollfl I'VIIkw...  Tlio equal participation of woman In  tho lifo of the stato is a qurMion rising  everywhere. Among the Odd " Follows  how thorn is a question of the recognition ot female lodgers as part and parcol  of the constitution of the Unity. It is  to be gathered from che speech of tho  Grand Master at, Bristol that up till now  the women's lodges have not been a groat  success. It must require some courage for  women.tn take upon lliums-lve. tho name  of Odd Fellows, but four millions of  their sex are said to bo toiling for their  daily bread, and tho- practical question  'as it appears to , the liberal-minded  -Grand Master is whether provision for  slckuess, old ago and' death is not a_  needful for them as for their masculine  contemporaries. In tlie days of fenialb  cyclists it is useless to smile at fomala  Odd Follows.     ��������� "*"  .  The Transvaal expenses due .to Dr.  Jamieson's incursion have been estimated  by Dr. Leyds at .$S40,000,  Sharkey, the pugilist has finally been  awarded "tbe piize money for his fight  with Filzsitnnions. ������1500 was attached so  he received 88500 cash for being fouled  by Fitz.  Importers are nisbiug Australian wool  into the United Statesexpecting a higher  tariff, after next March. 30.0C0 pounds  came from Sydney on the last steamer to  New York.  The Dominion Government has just issued new Dominion notes running up  into the millions in value of $5000, $1000  and ������500 bills. They are to replace old  paper which bas been called in and is the  first issue of this kind ever made by  Canada though the United States made  one sometime ago..  A smuggling conspiiacy bus been unearthed at Newfoundland, tobacco in  Ifirge quantities being concealed iu lobster cans and sent to England.  Spokane is to have a poultry show on  a large scale commencing January 2nd  and lasting till the lOtii... The railroads  are all working special rates. Mr. Felch  will judge the fowls, some fine prizes  being offered.  . Spokane is to have a brand new match  -"satni y,.wilh a capital of 84000.  The Seo i(iie'*'_iTis. caused a big stir by  ils low holiday rates, at tW i_'e of one  fare from all points in eastern Caiindp.-  Nova Scotia nnd New England and from  St. Paul and Minneapolis lo Montreal,  tickets good for three months.  A balloon excursion to the north pole  is to be organized by Godart and Sur-  c'onf, the French aeronauts.       ,.  Bert Trache bas sued the Last Chance  Mining comp-uy for ..50,000 for personal  injuries sustained by the falling of lhe  roof in the lower slope of the mine last  July.  The National bank of Illinois has  (ailed on account of bad loans. The last  statement made showed $12,275,706 in  deposite; $9,199,642 in loans ann $_,983,-  202 cash on hand. The bank was considered one of tbe soundest in the  country.  The American Federation ot Labor in  session in Cincinnati has resolved that no  official of theirs shall be allowed to allil-  iate or participate with any political  party.  The United States Senate has decided  to wait until after the holidays befoie  taking action ou lhe Cuban question.  Secretary Olney contends tbat the power  of recognition of the independence ot a  foreigu^people rests_ exclusively .witb the  "president" find "not witb the senate. It is  tlie first time the question has been  raised and will be closely contested by  the senate which body claims the power  is rested iu cougress.  Arouuil the House.  The domino of tho befrilled lamp  shade is ai_l;stabl'ishcd fact.  Japanese rugs for summer homes coma  in all tho artistib colorings.  If a pieco of camphor gum is placed  in the drawer whuro aro kept dress  waists that aro trimmed with steel, it  will prevent the steol from rarnishins.  The Wedgewood pottery has taken on  a new form. In addition to the familiar  blues', it now'appears, in a suae green  that is eminently coolAookingand suited  to summer decoration. *������������������ ������   ���������  Rosa pillows'" aro being made by all  women who own rose .bushes, or ��������� who  can beg, borrow or steal the blossoms  .from, a neighbor. The. rose petals are  treated practically the same as for a rosa  ja-*** ., i  Th*. pearl   fishery  di������cb're_*ad   off  .-M-Jtt jitetO ot Iadjb it *wy *M.  tin*  E. S. TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  .--_-_-~-___^--_-_---__������-_ o  Po not Monkey vtfith Wild Gats.  Will be pleased to   answer  any business  enquiries.  [Mil  Baker St.  Tel. 2i.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  WE HAVE ON HAND A FULL LINE OF  A *������������������������������*������������������ Vcni-'s l.ililiiiii.  The Seattle Post-Iutelligeneer will  issue on January 3, 1897, "a New Year  edition which promises to surpass auy  previous ellbrt iu newspaper work in the  state ot Washington. The edition will  consist of .0 pages or more and will contain au exhaustive review-, of the state's  resources, taking up in detail tho several  different industries," lumber mining, fish-,  iug, agriculture, etc. Issued at Seattle  it will naturally contain considerable  spnee to that city and its environs, and  being the recognized state newspaper,  every county is to bo represented. "Writers  of known ability have been carefully  selected and matter pertaining to each  county ��������� will be handled from a. local  standpoint which will do .iwr.y with the  usual Doom matter sent out oii a "space1*  basis. .'Jhe edition will be a-valuable  one to send to friends and lelalives.in  the East, also to intending settlers.. The  illustrated feature of the paper will no  doubt surprise Eastern people as L.o the  class of buildings in this "wild and  woolly West,*' The Mixkk heartily  recommends the citizens of this.oountry  to send a large number of.copies lo the  East. -The price will" be ID cents per  copv and if names are sen't direct to tbe  Seattle Post-Iutcllig'-ncer copies will be  mailed postage free to any paitof the  vs orld.       ���������      -  SKATES all sizes  BIRD CAGES  HANGING LAMPS -  BANQUET LAMPS  POCKET KNIVES  CARVERS.    ���������'-   ���������        ,  ; FULL LINE OF ALL COOKING UTEN8ILS.  COMPLETE STOCK C* MINERS' ANO BUILDERS' HARDWMH*.  A CALL SOLICITED. {102)   '��������� PRICES FURNISHED ONTri*t&A~f7Qm.~  USEFUL  chbistm_.s  gifts:  HEADQUARTERS  For this part of the Earth  Don't be the last person to find, out where the  best goods are sold at best prices. A great rumpus  among shrewd buyers is the natural cause of bur generous inducements for the Xmas trade, We do a_  legitimate business on business principles���������No peddling. We are too busy to write long adds and  quote prices but come to see us and you will be "con-=  vinced that our goods are at the top notch and   p_nccs__righ.t._______, , ������������������, .___-_���������_ ____0_____.-_---___-_=A___  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  Groceries, Crockery, Glass and Chinaware.  TEL. NO. IO  BRANCH STORE AT NORTH FORK  P. O. BOX 47.  M. R SMITH $ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WIRITICi    FOB   PRICE   -LIST/  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (*ia)  tional NaviE  aMTraflin Co, Li  KOOTENAY LAKE AXD RIVEB, B.C.  WINTER  SEKVICE,   I89G-7   -  This Company's new Steamer Iute;-  national leaves Kaslo 7:30 a. in , for  Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Balfour and Nelson. Returning, leaves Xelson 3:"0 p. m.,  on all week days.  JAS. WATJGH,    GEO. F. HaYWABD,  ���������   ��������� ���������  Purser.. . Master.  NOTICE.  We' the mulei-iKneil bavo this day  dissolved partnership by mutual consent.  All debt- due.tbe linn of F. Irvine & Co.  are lo be paid lo Fied Irvine, who will  settle all liabilities against said firm.  ...    "' -, ( V. Irvine.  Slferue<l   Fred Biehiin:  "( tied Richardson  Witness:    If. G. Irvine.  Nelson, November 10th. 1890.  The business will be continued under  tlie firm name of F. Irvine & Co.  F.IRVINE.  Clarke Hotel,  -Josephine St., Nelson..  Enlarged, redecorated and  fitted throughout with the  electric light. Every modern  convenience.   Special rates  I for boarders- .  !    The ISitr isMipjilivil itilli C'liolrot ItruiMl.  1 af Liquor* :i"il Cigars.  If-MBS. CLABKE,  Late of Soyal Hotel, Calgary  &  FANCY DRY GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  NEW YORK MODES  Mrs. Mclaughlin,    Josephine St.  i7im2-12-g      bet. bake* * veitnon 9t9,  NELSON PLANING MILL-  NOTICE.  All accounts due the undersigned are  to be paid before December 31st., otherwise tbey will be placed in iny solicitor'^  hands for collection.  483-12-11-6. THOS. GRAY.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway?  TIME CARD INO. I.  Going Wkst. Daily Going E-ST.  Leave ������.00 a. in.   Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  '��������� 8.36 n. in. Smith Fork ". 3.15'p.m.  "���������    9.3(j a. m:   .Sproul'j'n *'      2.15|p.m.  " 9.51 ii, m. Whitewater " 2.00 p.m  " 10.03 a. in.- Bear Lake . ' 1.48 p.m  " 10.18 h. in. -tlcGuitc-n '" ". 1.3 p.m  "    10.30 a. ni.   Bailey's "      1.21 p.m  '���������    10.39 a. m.   Junction "      1.12 p.m  Are.. 10.30a.m.   Sandon       ���������   Leave   1.00p.m  Subject to chanK- without notice.  For   rates and   information   ppp >   at the  Company's offices..,  (ROBT. IRVING,     -       P.. W. BRYAN.  2641   Trafflo Manager.' Superintendent. THE   MINER,   NELSON, * B.'C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1896.  of ui that-hot tha captain, but hia own  ,KO_d_ii������!i. Farewell, Ml-tress Sylvia!"  With these words he made a vary low  bow, and set off for big horse at the  corner of the wood���������as reckless a gallant  an ever broke hearts, and those of his  awn kin foremost; yet himself so kind  aud loving.  TERRIBLE TEMPTATION  ClIAl'TKTt V. -MISTAKEN AIMS.  Capt. Purvis, now brought to the Warren in this very sad condition, had not  been shot by his own men, as tho dashing Marwood de Wichehalse said: neither  was it quite true to say that he had beon  ���������hot by anyone. What happened to him  wi simply this: While behaving with  th* utmost gallantry and encouraging  tha militia of Somerset, whose uniforms  wore faced with yellow, he received in  hit chest a terrific blow from the bottom of a bottle. This had been discharged from 11 -iilvcrln on the opposite  side of tho valley by tho bravo but impetuous Rons of Devou, who woro tho rod  faciugs, and had taken umbrage at a  puro mistake on the part of thoir excellent friends and neighbors, the loyal  band of Somerset Ether brigade had  three culvcrins, and never having seen  such things before, as waa natural with  good farmers' sons, they felt lt a compli-  ment to themselves to be entrusted with  suoh danger, and resolved to make the  most of it. However, whon they tried to  make them go, with tbe help of a good  many horses, upon places that had no  roads for war and even no sort of roails  at all, the difficulty was beyond thom.  ' But a very clevor blacksmith, near Mal-  meiford, who had better, as it proved,  have stuck to the plow, persuaded thom  that ho know all about It, and would  bring their guns to bear, if they would  let him have his way. So , they took the  long tubes from thoir carriages, and  lashed the rollers of barked oak under j  them, and with very stout ropes, and  great power of swearing, drugged them  Into the proper place to overwhelm the  -Doones.  -��������� Here they mounted their guns upon  older barrels with allowance of roll for  recoil,- and charged them to the vory best  of their knowledge, and pointed them as  nearly as they could guess at the dwellings of the outlaws in the glen; three  . oaunons on the north were of Somerset,  and the three on the south were of Devonshire; but theie latter had no'balls of  metal, only anything round they could  pick up. Col. Stickles was in command,  by virtue of his royal warrant, and his  plan was to make his chief assault in  oompnny With some chosen men, including his host, young Farmer Ridd, at tbe  head of the valley where the chief entrance was, while the trained bands  pounded away on either side. And perhaps this would have succeeded woll, except for a little mistake in firing, for  which the enomy alone could be blamed  with justice. For while Capt. Purvis was  behind the line rallying a few men who '  showed fear, and not expecting any combat yet, because Devonshire was not j  .ready, an elderly -.gentleman of great |  authority appeared among the bombardiers. On his breast lie woro a badge of  oflice, and In his hat a noble plume of  the sea eagle, and he handed his horse to  a mau in red clothes.  "Just in timo," he shouted ;   "and the  ltl RECEIVED THIJOUOH MISTRESS TKING  AN 0_TB_. OF, MAIHlIAGE IMMEDIATE  AND   PRESSING."  Lord be thankful for that I By order of  His majesty I tako supreme command.  Ha,   anil .high   time,   too,   for it!   You  idiots, where are you pointing your guns?  What allowance have you mado for windage? Why, lit that elevation, you'll shoot  yoursolves. Up with your muzzles, you  yellow jackanapes!   Down   on   your bel-  jiet! Hand mc tho linstock"! By tho  Lord,   you   don't' oven   kuow   to   touch  .theiniCfT!" "  The.,soldiers were abashed at liis rebukes/ and glad to lie down on their  breasts., for. fear of.the powder ou their  yollow cfacings.     And   thus   thoy   wero  'shaken by three   groat. roars, and  wri.p-  *p.d in a cloud of st*caky smoke. Whon  this had cleared off. and thoy stood up,  lo 1   the hou'sOH   of   the Doones  were   tlio  , same us.l_0-.ro, but a great shrlok arose  on -the opposito bank, and two good  horses lay on thc ground and tho red inon  woru' stumping about, and  somo crossing  ��������� thoir arms, and Homo runniug for Uiolr  livesi and tlio bravest of thom stooping  over one another.' Then, us Capt. fur-  vl< ru.huil up In groat wrath, shouting:  "What tho devil do you moan by this?"  another great roar arose from across the  valley, and ho was lying flat and two  other fine fellows woro rolling in u furze  bush without knowlodge o������ it. But of  the' general and his horso thoro was no  longer any tokon.        '  This was tiie matter that lay so heavily  on the breast of Capfc. Purvis, sadly  crushed as it was already by tho spiteful  strolco bitterly intended for ��������� him. His  own'men had meant no harm whatever,  unless to the proper onciriy; although  thoy appear to have beeu deluded by a  suhtLe doviue'of tho councilor, for which,  ���������- on tlie other hand, none may blame him.  But those red-faced men, without any  inquiry, turned the _iiuz_l63 of their  guns upon Somcrsoc, und the injustice  rankled for a generation between two  equally houcst counties. Happily thoy  uid not fight it out, through scarcity of  ammunition,' as well as thoir mutual de-  ��������� siro to go home and attend to their harv-  ��������� est busiuess.  But   Anthony ' Purvis, now our  guest  and   patient,   became   very   difficult   to  ��������� manage;' not ouly because of his three  broken ribs, but the lownoss of the "heart  inside them. Dr. Cutclifle Lano, a'  most cheerful man from that cheerful  'town Southmolten,   w,a9   able (with   the  - help of Providence) to make the bones  grow again, without much anger, into  ttiesr owu embraces. It is usolesq, how-  ev.7, for the body- to pretend that it is  doing wonders on its own account, and  -.--j icing aud holiday making, when tha  . v_'..-._; that sits Inside it, and holds tha  waift keep��������� down  \_poa tha ������_������U4-. ������ri  i_tir.nlnd.rl fri'l IViRt. r. ,_..  CHAPTKR I.  "You quite understand the circumstances thou, Miss Dawes?" said Mr.  Beauehanip of Beauchamp & Ray, trimming merchants. "Ir. is only in the most  expensive materials that we are : being  systematically pilfered.''  "Yes, sir; I think I understand."  "Then kindly accompany me, and 1  will introduce you to the cashier and  Mr. Jones, our walking gentleman. The  rest, I imagine, I may leave to you."  "If you please," s.iid Miss Daweo.  Mr. Be_uich_ii.il> rubbed his hands  with pleasure at tho sight of ao many  customers.  "It's not tho pound-shllling-and-peuce  part of the affair that vexes me," he said  quietly to Miss Dawes. "I'm concerned  for the souls of theso young women; I  am, indeed. Once launched in a career  of tlieft���������" u  "I understand perfectly, Mr. Beau-  champ," said Miss Dawes, not without a  shiver of disgust.  The introduction wa. soon made. Mr.  Jones, the walking gentleman, was  greatly impressed by Gladys Dawes' appearance.  "A melancholy incident of our life,  miss," ho remarked; "but lifo is mado  up of different materials."  "Yi*.������, just like a frock," Gladys  couldn't help replying.  "I beg your pardon!"  Mr. Jonos was not a witty person. He  believed he had been misunderstood.  "If you will bo kind enough to leave  mo to myself just hero for a time, I think  it might be useful," Gladys replied.  Gladys pretended to be occupied with  a pilo of ribbons, the better to esoape the  direct notice of her colleagues by adoption. Soveral of these passed hy, glanced  at her, whispered to each other about the  new-comer, and went their way.  In the meantime Gladys was hard at  work���������not sorting ribbons, but studying  physiognomy and deportment.  Her oyes were wonderfully quick, and  she saw a deal moro than - ordinary eyes  would have seen.  Still, nothing absolutely suspicious  had happened by 11 o'clock.  It was now that Gladys was driven on  an altogether new tack. Quite' near to  her was a fragile-looking girl, who  seemed very tired. Whenover she could  she leaned her baGk against the shelves  behind her. Also, it seemed to Gladys  that she -expected someone; for she  wrinkled her brow anxiously now and  then as she glanced towards the double  door, which was in a constant state of  swing.  And at length s"me one did come to  her. By the merest chance Gladys  caught the furtive look this way and that  which preceded the polite "Good morning, miss," with which the customer was  greeU'd.  "I want some passementerie," Gladys  heard the customer say. This expensive  trimming was duly brought. Gladys was  woman enough to iidmlro it.  Then some low conversation ensued.  The "Yes, miss," and "Xo,.mUa," that  murmured out of it did not deceive  Gladys.  She was now sure of her quarry.  She watched tho measuring,.betcH the  counter, of lour yards of. tha Stuff.' This  was wrapped up, an invoice mtt*., the  money taken to the cashier, and the  ^.ods aur_'v receipted bill given "to the  *uFtoi_iO". "who then departed. : After  .tic) tlio shop girl drew a deep breath  ai.d wiped her faco as if she were bot.  Gladys went up to hor nnd said something casual. Then only did she notice  what a protty, fragile creature. the girl  was. "Half fed," was her mind's criticism.  " "May I look at   the   lovely   trimming  you just sold some of?" she asked.  "Why?" was the frightened retort.  "There's very littlo left."  "Yes, I kuow. You sold four yards,  didn't you?"  ".Ko, only ono and a half."  "Caught!" whispered Gladys to herself.  But at the same moment she was beset by other than professional ambitious.  Sho was strangely drawn to this poor  little rogue.  "Oh well," sho added, "it doesn't matter. Besides,.! expect I should catch it  tor being idle. They keop one alive here,  don't they?"  ���������Indeed-they. do.���������And-so^littlemonny-  My  the  for it all!"  "Do you go out at once?"  The littlo thief searched Gladys' face  before replying "Yes."  "And so do I. .��������� If you would let mo, I  should like   to   go   put   with   you; I'm  lonely among all these strange girls,  name's Dawes���������Gladys Dawes."  "Gladys is a sweet   name,"   said  other.  "May I go out with you, then?"  "Oh, yes, if you like."  "Plea������e, what is your name?"  "Roso Evans," was the reply.  _ '-'Thank you,!' said Gludys, as- she returned to licr counter.  "Well, Miss Dawes, what nuccess?"  asked Mr. Beauehanip, approaching her  shortly beforo one.  "You nvust not hurry mu, sir," said  Gladys, With a smile.  Five minutes later sho was outside  with Rose Evans.  CHAPTER  II.  "What a relief it is, dear," said  Gladys, "to get out of that closo place!"  Her companion looked at   her timidly.  "Yes," she answered; "but I am sorry  I must hurry. You will not like to walk  ns fast as I have to. I always run home  for dinner."  "Let me como, do. .I'll leave you whenever you like. What I want is air and  exorcise."  "Aren't you hungry, then?"  "Xot a bit. I can get along on very  little."     ...  ".1 try to, but���������"  "But what?"  "It makes me feel so faint. But"���������  Rose turned, on her companion���������"why  do you euro to walk with me?"  " Only-because I like you, dear  Presently thcy(came to a side-street,  whore   I   live,"   said  Hose,  .   "This is  and stopped.  "I'll walk on to theend," satdGlady*.  "Hadn't you-better get something to  eat?" slie asked, blushing. "I'm. sorry,  but it would be no use inviting you in."  Gladys guescd why, smiled and -nodded.  "Gnod-by." She had notioedthe "apartments" card in the window. It-'Mfgested.  quite a new line of action.  From thc street Bhe hurried ��������� Into a  neighboring coffee-house,-and eal-kl for  ink and paper. Then she wrote'. these  words:���������  "A friend has discovered to what cruel  straits you ha*re been driven. _ Please'  never, never do such a thing agalt. Bopa  for the ben,"  S*a|ji������tfa_ tie wtliy* **-*- Ml M*fc  to the house into whioh Rose Evans ha4  entered.  This poor girl found tho lettor addressed to her inside the door ten minutes later. She read it, and all but  dropped where she stood. Tim striking  of half-past one recalled her to herself.  Mechanically she put the letter into  her pocket, and made her way baok to  the trimming-shop.  "Miss Evans, fined three pence for being two minutes late," she heard Mr.  Jones say to the cashier. But she cared  not for that. She was watching for  Gladys Dawes.  When half an hour passed and no  Gladys reappeared, Roso knew who the  "friend" was who had discovered her.  CHAPTER III.  Somewhat later in the day Gladys  again presented herself at Rose Evans'  house. She was made up as ������ pleasant-  looking lady of about ilve-and-thirty,  ���������pectaoled.  " You have, I think, rooms to let here?"  she asked.  The girl who answered the bell was  the young lady who had purchased the  passementerie at Beaucluimp's & Ray's.  Gladys was not a bit surprised.  "Oh, yes!"' was tho eager reply.  "Please stop lu."  It was soon arranged. Mrs. Evaua was  a delicate, elderly woman. There was  also a son���������a cripple���������tho sight of whom  made a strange impression on Gladys.  "Havo you no. servant?" she asked  Rose's sister.  "No. I manage to do the work. Until  a year ago I wan lady's maid to thc Hon.  Mrs. Grey, but I left to look after them  at home."  "Your brother looks very clever?" said  0 lady s.  "Clever!" I should think he is, Miss  -Major." ("Major" was Gladys' new  name.) "We hope soon to convince the  world of it."  "How, my dear?"  The girl colored deeply.  "He has written the most- lovely  poems!" she replied. "When wo have  saved enough money we shall get them  published.  They aro so sweet!"  And that, thought Gladys, explains  everything.  In less than a week she had become  very intimate with the Evanses, till except ��������� Rose, whom she had scarcely seen at  all.  The other sister, Milly, was apparently a simple, Ingenious little crear.in*,  who would do anything (oven steal) for  her brother Harold and her invalided  mother.  But it was the cripple himself who  most interested Gladys.  Harold Evins was about 26J' by no  means sickly of aspect, though laid up  with a hip disease. Ho had the eyes of a  poet as .well as the tongue of one. And  even Gladys, who was no mean judge of  verse, was bound to confess ' that his  poems were worthy of his face. He used,  at her request to read them to her. . The  wonder was that she did not then deelare  In her eyes that she was m������re than ten  years younger than she assumed to be.  "You do poor Harold sucIl a. .������*������������������������������! '-i  good, Miss Major. "'*-���������.'..'. _.,ully one evening. /,'H** "'iii this morning thnt your  boin^'here was heavenly."  "Did he say that?" gasped Gladys.  Her heart's agitation at that mon������M  told her ���������omcthing else. ."And how ������re  you getting on with the savings?" "Not  quite so well," was the reply, as the girl  lowered her oyes beforo Gladys.  Then Gladys spoke out her wishes. ~  "I have boon thinking. I have so high  an opinion of your brother's work that I  would like to advance ten pounds toward  its publication."  "Oh, Miss Major!    Miss Major!"  "For my own pleasure quite as much  its Ills, dear," Gladys added, blushing  tn spito of her face powder.  "May I run and tell him so?"  "Yes, if you like.. But let me go out  first of all. When he reflects a little be  Will not think mc so generous as he  Will perhaps at first."  So saying, Gladys put on her hat and  went out. To amuse herstlf she called  at the trimming-shop, entering by^ the  office do.r. Mr. Beauehanip did not rec.  ognize her until she announced herself.  Then he pressed for particulars of -her  movements.  But all she'ftald In answer w������s this.  "I think I can assure you you- will  not be troubled in thc future as you  have been. That oux'it to be enough for  you, Mr. Beauehanip."  But it is by no means enough. Who  19 the culprit?"  It was on Gladys' tongue tosay_"Yourself." Instead of that she made a, vague  reply, and promised to sec him again.  "I'm afraid," she said to herself aftPr-  wards, with a smile, "I have mistaken  my vocation. Thank goodness,- it doesn't  matter if I have!"  With three hundred a year of private  income, ono cau .afford to trifle with  one's chances. That is what she meant  by this   soliloquy.  One evening, quite late, there was a  knock at Gladys' door.    It was Rose.  "My,brother, Miss Major," she said,  "would so like you to read this, and say  If you quite approvo of It."  -"I'm suro I shall do that," replied  Gladys, with a smile. "But���������"  Rose Evans started and clasped her  hands, looking earnestly at Gladys.  "You are Miss Dawes!" alio said suddenly.  '.'You have found me out,-dear," she  said: "and I'm glad of it.    I assure  j'brt  1 have been acting, as   I thought best."  Koso covered her face with   her hunds.  and burst Into tears.  "My terrible secret!" she sobbed.  "We are both saving now, Miss Dawes,  "to pay it all back," the girl, stammered.  "How much does ifc come to?"  "More than fivo pounds."  "My dear, then," said Gladys, pos-  sessed by a sudden temptatiouj "leave "It  to me, will you? And.I, too,have a secret  I should dearly like to tell you."  "You���������a secret?"  " Yes. ��������� Slue. I have been here .1 have  come to love your brother as if he  were���������"  . 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