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The Miner Dec 19, 1896

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 THE MIMJ-S lti" KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  . AMERICA  S AEE HiaHrGKADE IN  LVES;COPPER  EAD.  Whole Number 33c.  Nelson,  British Columbia,' Saturday,  December  19, 1896.   ���������  Price- Five; Cents  M������f AL QUOTAT ION  NEW YOltK.  Dec.--     13        14,,    15      Hi      17  Sii.vkk. .t>-ri.. -*>->_.. .(ioi... .tisj.. .(553  (Bar)  Lkad.. .'..LOU.. .2.75. .3.00. .3.0J. ,S.05  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1896 UF TO DATE.  OKE TIIEATBD IN KOOTENAY.  At Nelson ...  .At'Pilot Bay.  At Trail*.....  .20,09!)  ..111,11!)  ..18,!)03i   1)7,1215  OKE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo  9,823*1  Slocan via Nakusp...   ... .. 8,0901  ' Ainsworth..... ..............' (>_U_  Trail CreoleikoUI ore)........ (>,3*i_  Kossland via Northport      11'21,<13>i  Tons  9_"051  *��������� In addition 505 tons of imported ore have  been 'rented at Trill.  PRODUCE OF SMELTERS.  Nelson (Hull Mines) Matte   Pilot Bay, silver lead bullion   Trail Smelter Matte      TONS  ....21311  ���������10124  ... .303.il  ���������11994  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Kcturns Since Lust Week.  VIA   ICASLO.  Kuth to Everett     4.5  Wellington to Everett.................. 13  Surprise to Kverett  17  Slocan Bay to Pueblo, Col  ll)  Payne Mine         ''           162  Wonderful           "             HO  Last Chance         "            17  Northern Belle to  Everett.......  1-i  "si*i  .VIA.XAl.USr,  Slocan Star to Omaha  200  Idaho to Everett  20  220  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Sineltor (Matte]   281  SMELTER  RETURNS.  HALL MINES, [N'olson]  for  week  ending  12 Dec; treated 530 tons of ore.  PHILIP LOWES' DEATH.  Iile  He whs M-ir.i_.nn on Hi.  Strainer  rlllewuel.  In last week's issue, the Miner i,i-  advertently stilted tbat Philip Lowes  -who was drowned at Robson, was n  farmer on the Illeeillewaet. This should  have read fireman ou tlie steamer Illeeillewaet;  Deceased was an Englishman and hns  an aunt residing iu Illinois. The C. & K.  Compauy has'been"vory diligent it* the  search for the remains but it has been  wholly unsuccessful. It is one of the  most complete disappearances'ever recorded.  OBJECT TO THE RATES-  *>w  SrlM-'luli-   lor Fleet rli-  lights It Sol  Hell  |l������-<:elv<*������|.  There are breakers ahead for the Nelson Electric Company, A new schedule  of rates goes into effect on January 1st  and this is the cause of all the trouble.  Residents who have been using electric  lights, were this week served with notices  through the mails that after the first of  the year the charges would be at the rate  of three cents per caudle power per  mouth. This only figures up _8 cents  per month for each 16 candle power  lamp but lhe protest is probably just as  -great-ns it* thecharge-was 81.00 per-lamp.-  A rumor is current " thnt upou the  strength of the advanced rates, an effort  will be made to form a new electric light  company to be controlled by the consumers.  ���������'I wont stand it," said one excited  consumer to a Miner representative. ''I  wns approached' last May or June iind  importuned to establish electric lights in  my house nnd was- given to -understand  lhat it would cost me only a certain sum  per month. I agreed to the proposition  and at considerable expense had ray house  wired. The lights were not quite what I  expected them to be and now they are  -attempting to force me to pay a new rate.  One thing is sure and that is that I will  have lhe lights taken out of thc house  nnd burn coal oil."  Wenli.ru Gold  MlniiiK l'<>.  II. S. Crotty and H. H. Beck of the  Western Gold Miniug company will open  un office in lint Portage next mouth.  Their compauy is controlled by some of  the best known business men of Wiunipeg, the promoters being Mayor Jameson, R. H. Agur, J. Plnxtou, F. W.  Drewry, G. H. Campbell, E. R. Whitehead, D. Wilson, H. G. Wilson, H. II.  Beck and H. S. Crotty, the hist named  being secretary-treasurer. The fact that  ten thousand shares were, spoken for  before the organization wan completed  "speaks well for the promoters. The company owns one property near Rat ifortage  and, controls options on. mauy valuable  locatious. Charles A. Mooie'the well  known miniug man of Winnipeg is acting.for the company in that city. He  lias always had great faith in the possibilities of the district.���������.'���������Whatever shares  are sold for development putposes will  be devoted to that aud nothing else.  This company also own good tn developed  -mineral claims in the Nelsou and Rossland districts of West Kootenay.  ENGLAND IS SHOCKED.  stricken aud wild with tenor, fled f/om.  tlieir houses. . Chimneys wern thrown  down nnd' windows smashed, .while  steeples fell'down find men we e thrown  to Ihe ground. At Heifo'-d ouo woman  died of fright. Every shore was shaki-n  from'Durham to Surrey nnd from Loudon  to the Welsh eo.i.t. Tt was ouly slightly-  felt iu London. Many strange atino.s-  pheric changes . wero noted nt different  :ointn. At Windsor Castle tiie shock  wns distiuclly felt.  .4 Mviixure for '��������� PreveiilUMi.  To Tiik Kniroit ok Tiik Minkk.  It is a notorious fact that a number of  our citizens have beeu suffering from  tvphoid fever. If I nm uot misinformed  this disease hns claimed thive victims  this season, and a number of others  have had a fierce struggle for  life. I am satisfied that forty-live is not  aa exaggeration of tl.e typhoid cases  here this se.isou nnd .on.ideriug Ihis  fact I would i-uggeat lhat stej.s be take.i  to ascertain the means ' by which the  disease is propagated; to thc best of my  knowledge there is uot any law ut present  requiring disinfection in typhoid- fever  which would be well to have.* It is' unquestionably an -infeeti"us -disease, nnd  such a la>v, if rightly eufoic d would do  much in ubntiug the ihsetne.  Yours le.proti'n'ly  GEO. A. B. HALL. M D.  OF GENERAL INTEREST.  A   U.ncrul    Karlliu.ua___.e   .Shakes   up   tlie  Kutlre Inland.  Dispatches state that the most viol out  earthquake ever experienced iu Enghind !  visited the island, the first occurring at I  5.30 Thursday morning, two distinct j  shocks being felt. Buildings were shaken j  up. doors thrown open, furniture upset,1  nod   the inhabitants   becoming panic j  Coxey, the erstwhile famous Coui:ii.ii-  wp.il genpral has bolted the people's  party nnd will start a party of his own.  - Mr. Thompson, A. M ', lust. 0- E.,  formerly goverum.-t ininerologis1; of  Queensland is paying Hritisli Colunbia  a brief visit. "   .  The Hon. Thomas Maine D.ily of the  town of Rossland, Q. C., hns been appointed a notary pulilie iu and i'or tlie  county of Kooteuay.  The uew Fire: Valley trail from Killir-  ney, oi Lower Arrow lake, to Vernon is  completed being G5 miles iu length and  connecting with the Okauiigan  couutry.  Dennis Ryan, the St. Paul millionaire  was quietly married in Spokane' Inst  Wednesday to Miss May Campbell. Mr.  Kyan has acquired large interests iu the  Kootenay and is also interested in the  Tacoma smelter.  Charles Butler, the famous mining engineer of Johaunesbuig is iu Colorado  aud will visit various miuing camps to  make investigations with a view to introducing the Siomans-Hnlfke electrical  process for treating low grade ores..  Frank Burns, alias Johu McKinneu  was arretted in Spokane last Wednesday  for cattle stealing on a telegram from the  authorities at Vernon, B. C. He broke  jail at Vernon and escaped to the United  States. : -He 'rwould ���������'.say .-nothing whe^i  questioned?-- '  The Great Northern aud Northern  Pacific have been granted permission to  meet the keen competition of the C.P.R.  and Seo line ou excursions from the  Northwest to New England, by tho chair-  mau of the Western Passenger Association.  Ex-queen* Liliuokt'lani of Hawaii is on  a pleasure trip through the Uuited  States and expects to go to Europe. The  trip is taken with the full consent of her  government at Honolulu. It is said that  she will go 'to:Washington City to plead  with President Cleveland for American  intervention looking to her restoration to  the Hawaiian throne.  U. S. Ambassador Bayard has declined  the offer of a "national" present from his  many Euglish friends, stating that the  republican.- form of government required  strict obedience to the written and uu  written laws which prohibit anyone hold:,  'iifg--auJ=oflijeof_t"riist uuder "the Un ited  States from"accepting gifts from foreigu'  kiugs or governments. The Telegraph  in withdrawing the proposition'says ;tt  any rate the sincere good will of the  English nation toward Ambassador  Bayard has been proven.  The St. Keverue Miniug company, of  Spokane, with a capital of oue million  dollars litis beon incorporated. The  properties of the company consists of the  St. Keverne, Dominion, O 13.11., Exete'r,  Key.tone, and Felix mineral claims, all  situated-ou Payne Mountain, aud near  the Payne, Slocau Boy and Washington  mines. ^S. Norman & Co. of Spokane are  the brokers for the company, and are  oft'eriug'treasury stock for sale.  At a meeting of the Orphan Boy company, held in.the Victoria hotel, Revelstoke, the following board of directors  was elected, J. W. Haskins, presidcut;  11. N. Coursier, vice-prosideut; F. C.  Whitney, .secretary.treasurer; H. A.  Brown and Charles CarIyon._ The company has $300*0 cash in hand and 7_,-100  shares in the treasury.  _V������'w Mliilim  -Oiii|>auirs.  Two new companies just incorporated  with headquarters at Spokane are the  Globe 'Miningand MilJiug Co. Capital,  .$1,000,000, and the Boundary Gold Mining and Milling Co. Directors for the  first are: -W. P. Haskell, C. G. Brown, L.  C. Dillman, G. T. Dolittle, M. Clinton, J.  C. Ouerdnnk of Spokane and J. M. Mc-  Phee of Kaslo. For the second the directors are: T. B. Griffith, F. D. Gibbs, A. L.  Davis, A. B. Jackson, R. F. McLean.  Meeting* of Mining Companies.  On Monday December 28, the shareholders of the Island Mountain Quartz  Miniug and Milling Company will meet  iu the Board of Trade rooms, Victoria,  for the purpose of conveying all their  properties.  A meeting of the shareholders in the  Prospecting Syndicate of B. C, Ld., was  held in Vancouver, December IS. to  cousider the selling of their assets in  whole or part.  NEWS .FROM THE CAMPS.  ERIEf PARAGRAPHS RELATING TO  PROSPECTS AND MINES.  What Ik IIi-Ihk IHoiic or Alionl lo Ite lion*  III nml Around III*. Treasure Vault*  '   ������l'Hi. Klcli KooK.im.v.  4-rjntil forks.  Town lots have jumped from S15. to  $500 in a week..  Bossburg is rapidly becoming a shipping point to this city!  The towu has taken ou a new activity  since the visit of a number of the principal owners of the townsite. It has beeu  decided to incorporate into- a municipality at ouce. The townsite will put in  electric lights, water plaut, grade the  streets and bridge the North Fork.    :  It over Creek.  The Big Four also on the we3t fork of  Rover creek took out a supply .of winter  supplies from Nelson ihis week. &eie  mine is owned by a Toronto company.' ���������'*  Rover Creek is getting quite a camp  established along its banks and .work on  a number of claims will be carried on:all  winter. The Leap Year on the west fork  of the creek, under the management of  Joseph Brown will work all.the winter  and duriug the past week Mr. Brown was  iu town buyiug a big bill of goods. There  is a fine showing of ore which assays $12  in gold, 816 iu silver and 11 percent  copper. The mine is operated by a company recently formed io Toronto.  Aortliitort.  There ha3 been h number of hold ups  in town the past two weeks. ,.;  A contract for 50 feet of tunnel has  been let to Mr. Jacobs by tbie Burton  Mining Co.      c  The Off Wheeler group on Crown  creek has been bouded 'for ������35,000 to  Toronto- people who have already commenced work.  This week the Silver Crown begau shipping ore. hince work was resumed a few  weeks ago a large 'body of good ore was  uncovered.  Last Saturday Seattle parties, interested in the Coyote property deposited  money in ihe hands of lieudnek & Co.,  to pay up everything. AVork will be  pushed.  The Crow Creek Miniug' company  stockholders will hold their annual ijieet-  ing in this city ou Monday. January <1  and will elect officer's'for the ensuing  yea***-:���������,,'-. ..,,..   -���������".'.���������  \-,'     ..'_���������,'���������������������*������������������%  Seattle capitalists have formed a corporation to work the Legal Tender, a  gold and copper property five miles from  town. A. S. Montgomery is president, E.  J. Bush, vice-president and manager, G.  W. Curtis, secretary-treasurer.  Kaslo.  This week the sampling works are to  begin active operations, serveral carloads  cf ore being on baud now. -c  Mr. G. O. Buchanan will do considerable logging on the Lardeau this winter  and hns sent up a large number, of men  and stock of supplies.  Mr. Buchanan's mill is taking advantage of tbe fine weather and is now running. The machinery that is to be put  iu this winter has arrived.  Thc sampling works are ruuniug steadily aud ore shipments are coming in reg-  Lulni'ly Very-favorable-reports are made  from the Whitewater and Wellington,  1 Wires are being strung for the electric  lights and most of the pipe for the water  main are on: the streets. Work on the  water main will be, delayed some time  longer on account of, the cut on A  avenue.  ��������� The contract, for the construction of  the skating and curling rink has been let  to Mr. Miller. ..The lumber is on the  grouud and a large force is at work. The  bottom has been finished and the rink  will probably be ready for the new year.  It is reported that a rich striko "has  been made ou a -property on tho South  Fork of the Kaslo river by ft man unrned  Cronin. The Greeu brothers owu a one-  fourth iutere������t iu the claim. ��������� The report  says thnt 18 inches of almost solid silver  has beeu fouud,  Tho school trustees have engaged Mr.  James Ilislop of New Westminster lo take  charge of the public schools in place of  Miss Kane who.has resigned. Mr. Hislop was a tutor of New Westminster aud  is said to be a highly qualified instructor.  Will Beside In  Hon. J, A.-Forin, of Ro.slaud, the new  judge appointed for thi-: district will  undoubtedly take up hi-, residence in  Nelson. It is reported that he h is made  arrangements to rent the re.ideuce of  Mr. AL S. Davys on Victoria street.  Judge Forin will probably hold a session  of court early in January.  Slocan.  is the Enterprise, Enterprise Fraction  and Slocau Queen.: They paid - $50,000  clown, 8103,000 is to be paid May 1st.'97  and the balance July 1st A large  amouut of development work has been  doue. Two cars of ore shipped, to the  smelter have netted 83,417. They expect  to ship ten tons daily soon.  The Omaha and Grant Smelting Company has closed a contract with the Slocau Star for its output for 1897. The ore  will. be hauled over the C. P. R. all rail  to Omaha,  The Whitewater has made several shipments to the Knslo sampling works.. A  rich specimen from the mine is composed  of grey copper and galena and is worth a  dollar a pound.    It weighs 35 pounds.  A contract has beeu let by tbe Globe  Mining and Milling Company to run a  tuunel on the Lardo. r. The Victoria be  longs to the company'both -being-near  Kootenay Lake. The oro assays from  $35 to 870 io gold silver aud galena.  The Greenhorn has had 150 feet of  tunnelling done aud in one place for a  distance of 30 feet it shows up one foot of  solid ore carrying 100 ounces in silver.  It is a big, strong vein and outside of the  30 feet mentioned, it is concentrating ore.  The Idaho shipped last month 200 tons  of concentrates and crude ore, although  the mill whs shut down one week. The  average was 230 ounces of silver to the  ton. There is ore for ten mouths, in  sight now. The Idaho was to have paid  a dividend the 15th which would.amount  to $20,000. -'r--  John McNeill and four men will work  all- winter on the Empire, running a 200  foot tunnel to tap the vein at a depth of  150 feet. In addition to this work, 100  feet of tunnelling has already been done.  The showing from the surface is excellent  assays giving from 100 to 200 ounces in  silver and 70 per cent in lead. Shipping  will be commenced in the spring.  HALL  MINE DIRECTORS.  Majority of Old Board Selected.-No  'Change Expected.  A cablegram received iu Nelsou today  from Loudon states that the meeting of  the shareholders of the Hall Mines, Ld.,  resulted in the re-election of the majority  of the old board of directors and said  further that there would be no change in  the general management of the company.  THE HALL MINES.  WERE CLOSE TO DEATH.  A  WRECK AND NARROW ESCAPE  ON THE 0. & K. ROAD.  Coii.U Lmiil of IN.iijiIc H'crc Xcail.v l*rrei|i<  Itnl.il into the Klvui- From ������ Trcsllu  Kin. Mile. From Xelsou.  A wreck occurred on the C. & K. road  about nine . uiiies out of Nelson last  Thursday afternoon aud so narrowly was  a serious and probably fatal accident  averted, that some of the passengers ou  the train shivered in horror as they made  their,way out of the coach. The second  car in front of the passenger coach  sprung a rail just at the begining of the  trestle which bridges the river at that  point. The following car and the coach  left the rails and after bumping over the  ties of'.the trestle came to a standstill  within a few inches of toppling over, the  edge into, the river below. Mr. R_ McDonald,'one of the passengers in describing the accident said: '    1-  "The train was running at its ordinary  speed from Robson to Nelson aud when  it got within about nine miles of its destination a freight car dislodged a rail and  the baggage car and .passenger coach  which were following it, went on the ties  of the'trestle and gradually edged out  toward the river. The freight car succeeded in getting across the trestle and  offer breaking, the coupling of the baggage car, plunged into the earth on the  brink; of the declivity to the river. The  freight oar was badly damaged but the  baggage and passenger cars were not  hurt.' We disembarked as best- we could  aDd with our baud baggage came into  town in a box car. There were a number  of passengers in the car at the time of  the accident but no excitement of any  kind was discernable, probably owiug to  the fact that there was hardly time to realize what had happened. When we  came to a standstill,and saw the car on  the point of plunging into the' abyss below we then realized how serious the  accident might have been. They say a  miss is as good as a mile but for my part  I.would prefer the mile. The.full at that  place is considerable and had tho car  gone over it would probably have resulted  fatally for more than one of us.''  . DANCE AT HALL MINES.  FiH'illlics .4<lil(*.l   tliut  ltlll Inercns- lh������  Output,  ''-'The nuvjhinory atthe-miuo-is-riow-'-aU-!  in place nud is sufficient to admit of the  mining of over 200 tons of ore per day,  the lower tunnel is in 600 feet and it is  expected the flrst large body of ore will  be reached-in a few days, the tunnel  (which is a double "tracked _x8 working  tunnel) will be continued about 500 feet  more when the main body of ore is expected to be reached, it ia being pushed  forward at the rate of four feet per day.  At present between.70 and 80 miners are  employed stoping and prospecting the  mine and about the same number on ihe  outside. The electric light plant is now  being installed in the mine and is expected to be in full working order early  next week.  A Smeller fur .Vclsoii.  Nelson is soon to have the biggest  smelter in the Northwest.. Because of  the large amount ot development work  aud the tons of ore that are ready to  ship-and-the-rich now-camps-which-will-  be opened up in the Kootenay Lake., district, capitalists have decided that there  is a field here for a large smelter.  Euglish- representatives   have   looked ,  over the situation and decided to biiild a ! ner tbe foreman ofthe mine, and Mrs.  It I* Lnrgely' Alli.inU'il  nml  Tlioroujilil.y  I'njuyeil hy All. -  ��������� The house warming iu connectiou with  the opeuiug of the Hall Mines Ld., new  .boarding house, took place on the invita-'  tiou'of the miners yesterday.' Tlie * invi-  -tiTtion_"wereroii-the .nYish-acnl_',nsu������l''to  miners and sleighs were provided to take  all guests to the mice and back. Between 70 and 80 persons from Nelson  availed themselves of the privilege.  Mrs. Davys .was a charming hostess nnd  made everyone feel thoroughly at home.  The ball opened with the grand march,  Mrs. Paul Johnson iind Mr. M. S. Davys  leading, followed by Mrs. Davys ami Mr.  Croasdaile and dancing was kept up until  about 4 a. m.,-when n most enjoyable  tune terminated with the singing oP'God  Save the Queen."   ,  The proceedings were varied by songs,  duets, etc. Mrs. Davys saag the old favorite "The soug that readied my heart,"  with her usual good taste aud was heartily applauded. Mr. Hardy sang a solo,  aud with Mr. Blowetfc saug tbe duet  "Larboard Watch" in good style aud had  a hearty encore. An oid carol or anthem  sung by six of the men was well received,  some of the voices being particularly  good.���������Somevery-good-step-daucing-by-  three .of.-the men was highly appreciated.  Mr. Davys the mine superintendent  assisted Mrs. Davys aud with Mr. Croasdaile the commercial manager, Mr. Tur-  smelter at this place and have selected a  site on the flat below the town. It is  reported the smelter will cost no less  than a million of dollars. The capitalists  who are interested have gone to London  to float their bonds. '   All   the   arauge-  meuts   are   practically    completed.   Spokane Chronicle.  -HUKCH   NOTICES.  ..tuner, B. O. R. Walby, Hinton, J. H,  Gannon and other members of the1 committee of maoagemeut did every thing in  their power to promoto the cbmfortand  pleasure of their guests who numbered  altogether about 250.  A I'rent NorllK'i-H Wreck.  j A Great Northern special freight train  on Monday, near Snud Point, ran into a  j landslide. The engine and ten cars fell  I into the Pend O'Reille river. The engineer and fireman jumped, sustaining  severe injuries, none ot* which-however,  are expected to bu fatal.  .     Su-i'dak 19th December, 1890.  Chuuch of England. ������������������ Matinsll a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 -p. in. every Sundny.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays iu the mouth at 8 a. m; on 2nd and  4th Sundays, after Matins, -Suuday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Christmas  Day:   Friday   Deo.    25th,  Holy  Communion at  X   a.   m.   Choral  Matins aud   Communion    at   11   a.   m. ,  Authera:   "Blessed be the Lord God of ���������' uc"-1 a11 passengers and the crow perished.  Israel."   Simpers.        *' ��������� i Tho passengers consisted of 113 Russians,  , ��������� 3G Galiciaus,  (51 Spaniards and one Gei  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  Thete were 22 locations 'filed for record  in the Nelson office during the past week.  Dr. Hall has removed his office to the  corner of Victoria and Josephine streets.  The B. C. Syndicate sent 250 pounds  of ore samples to London this week.  Miss W. "Blake of this city is visiting  friends iu Spokane.       ; .   ,  C. E. Race and R. W. Bryan of Kaslo  were in Nelson during the week. - -  Mr. L.Shaw of Aiusworth, manager of  the������No. 1 mine was in town Thursday,  ��������� A. H. Buchanan, manager of tbe bank  of- Montreal, paid a visit to Spokane last  Thursday: .- '.:  Rachel Cohn and Thomas B. May, both  of Nelson, were married at Spokane this  week. ' ''' ,\  -  . The bank of British Columbia this  week exported 12.55 ounces of gold dtut  yalued at 8250..,.. -  '. -  . Y-  Mr.- H. Hirschel Cohen asks us to say  that he has no business connection with  Barney Barnato as reported by the Roes-  lahd papers.. ���������-'_:.- . ;������������������: -.  . .E. L. Douglas, of ,46 Pacific Avenue,  Chicago, 111., desires to know the whereabouts of his brother who is known by  the name of "Spuds."     -       ���������' ' ���������  Traffic over the C. & K. liues is steadily increasing. On an average .60 carloads are taken south from Arrowhead  every week.  J. J. Malone of the Tremont, has left  for Toronto and will be away about a  month, during his absence he has  arranged that J. Campbell will act as  captain of the fire brigade.  Mr. W. S. Drewry of the photo-topographical department of the: province  left ou Thursday for Victoria where he  will be engaged some time in superintending the conclusion of his work iu the  Kooteuay district.     ' " .  The'Christmas entertainmeut in connection with : the Methodist Sabbath  School will be'held in the church Christmas night, Friday, December 25th.  There will be a Christmas tree. for. the  children nnd t. programme by "the .children. '      . ......!._.  A grand charity ball will take.place on  Wednesday    evening   December  23  at  Clements & Hillyer block on ��������� Baker  stieet iu aid of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital. The best music in tbe  country has been 'engaged and duriug  the evening-refreshments will be served.  Dancing commences' at 8.30 p.m. and u  large attendance.is expected.' ���������   -  ' Mr. R.r***M. McDonald returned  lasl Thursday from a trip to Victoria  where he went lo pass the examination  which is necessary to entitle him to practice.- law iu the province, lie passed  with honors aud argued his first caso  before the supreme court before starting  homewards. The-case was that of Webb  vs. Montgomery involving the construction of a miuiug contract. Judgement  was reserved. Mr. McDonald was a legal  practitioner for seveu years iu Toronto.  As slated in last week's issue of The  Miner, tho Hall Alines smeller started  ils fires on Sunday aud have been working steadily ever since. About 130 tons  of ore are beiug handled daily and as it-  is of a superior quality tho production of  matte is correspondingly greater. The  roaster and' rcverberatory furnaces  will be ready for use as soon as they are  housed.  WILLIAM  AST0R,  at  j A Tn-riliU' C;ila������llo|)lic.  f The North German Steamship Com-  > pany's'aliner Sillier was .wrecked on De-  jeember  10 off the north  coast of Spain  Hirschel Coheu has purchased the  Jennie Fraction in the Best Basin of the  Slocau.   AVork has already begun.  A. Dick has secured a working bond of  three-quarters in the Ocean group at the  head of Lemon.and Ten Mile creeks. He  paid ������37,500."  The Cammille and Comal on Lemoii  creek have been sold to A.-Dick and A.B.  MacKenzie for ������1500. .  The Blue Bird has developed some very  rich ore, assays showing 300 ounces. * It  has shipped some 300 tons so far,  ��������� The Mouutain  Scenery aud Cuba on  Eight Mile creek have been bonded to a !  Winnipeg firm for 835,000.   Development!  work will be commenced   early   in the ;  spriug.      -' _      ���������,   !  Three men are working ou the High- j  laud and have' a shaft down 50 feet with I  a drift toward the lake in 15 feet. They !  exppct to strike the lead this week.  ' A warehouse has been built on Slocan  lake at the mouth of Ten Mile by the  owners of the Enterprise mine who are  now shipping ore from that point.  D. M. Hyman and three others from  Colorado have bonded the Enterprise  group of mine3 on Ten-Mile creek, east of  Slocan Lake f-r 9300,000. In the group  Simpe  Pi'EKny.EUiAN , Chukch. .Services- a;; man- There were" 05 men in the crew  11 a. m. and /.30 p; m. Sunday School: it js believed thai the steamer .struck tbe |  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday even- ��������� Corrobdo* rocks oil* the southwest coast of |  iug at 8 p.m. Chnstiau .Endeavor Society I Cortina,  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.'  Roman Catholic Chukch. Mass at  Nelson on first and last-Sundays' in the  month. Sandon- second .Sunday and  Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist'"-'Ciiuuch. Corner. Silica  and Josephine. Streets."   Services at II  HIS RIBS"WERE BROKEN.  A  Colore.I   ICarlter   Held   For  Assault  Trull. '     _ o  William Astor, a colored man is in jail  for attempted assault on the 16 year old  daughter of Mr. White,- of the Columbia  hotel at Trail. The girl was making the  beds, iiud while passing through the corridor met Astor, who tried to force her  iuto one of the rooms. ' Her screams _.  brought hor father up. Just as he got  to the head of the slairs-Astor knocked  him down with a stick of wood, aud ran.  ILc was captured by constable Sweeney  on lho river bank just below the smelter.-  Al ii preliminary hearing yesterday he  was committed for trial and is now locked  up in Rossland.  An All K.'lll Itont...  The Spokane Falls .fe Northern, Nelson  ife Fort Sheppard railway is now advertising an all rail route between Spokane ami  Kossland. . Tlie completion-of tho Ited  Mountain raihvay complete, the lino and  cars leave Spokane daily except Sunday,  at 7 a. ni. aud returning'arrive at 7 p.m.  As passengers will not be required to  change ears between the points named,-  the trip will be more pleasant thau in tho  past.  THE WEATHER.  AI.ii  rrii.lii.s iu tin* Side' ������r..1Ir. Matthews  .Seriously Injuring  Him.  Early in  the week a man by the name  aTm.^audf 30'p] mrSabbatb School'2.30 | of James Matthews had two or three ribs  p. m.   Prayer meeting on Friday even- i broken while vorkiug by a log  chute  iug at 8 o'clock.  Tuesday at S p.m.  Epworth League C.E. '���������'above the N. & F. S. raihvay track, just  ' beyond the town. His partner who was  i some distance higher thau he was, acei-  j dentally rolled a log iuto the chute and as  i it neared the place where Matthews was  | standing, it jumped out of its track and  I Bwiuging around, struck him heavily on  ! the side. He was brought to town for  ! treatment.  Dee.  TIIEHMO.MKTKU.  13-JIn.x 3!iD    .Mill...  II-         37 "  i;>���������        ..... 36= >   ..  lli-         3.'  17���������  3.0  IS���������-       .������"  '  1.1-  3.-|������  ...31 ���������  ...30 =  ...2_������  ...19.  ...__. 3  . ..'23o  ...-iS=-  Jlai-rli.il.  On December IC, by the Rev. II. S.  Akehurst, Charles Walcroft of Robson,  to Ismay, youngest daughter of the late  Thomas Onion. Mr. and Mrs. Walcroft  have taken up their residence at Robson,  where Mr. AVaicroft is in the employ of  the C.P.R.  An Insane Man Hies.'  The i'inishiiiK Toiiche*. !  The finishing  touches have been made '  on the Columbia aud Red Mountain rail-!  road.   The last bridge  has been made j  -    -     -     ���������   Sit-ted!  be sold today.   The '  W. Walters, an insurance man former- ,  ly of Spokane died at the general'bos-j solid and the rails laid, it  pital-this morning and will probably be j tickets over it will be sold to>  buried this afternoon. He was brought' ferry which is to be used for transporting;  here in a demented condition from the! cars across the Columbia at Northport;  Hot Springs, Upper Arrow Lake last j will soon be supplanted by a modern j  Tuesday. railroad bridge. i  The_-c rcadinK-i nre taken .it !) a. in. und consequently reprciicni the highest and lowest  temperature during th_,preoe_ini_; 24 hours. -  ><���������*., Steamboat  Line.  ���������- The Spokane Chronicle says that the  Columbia A- Western railway will at once  e.tablish a steamboat line between Robson aud the Upper Arrow lakes where  close connection can be made with the  Canadian Pacific. They will build at  once two large and fast steamers and  have them ready for use by the time the  railroad is finished from Trail to Robson.  Barges will be constructed to handle  freight easily. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19,  1896.  BY ALFRED R- CALHOUN-  CHAPTER L  "WHY HE "WEST TO KENTUCKY.  ' Mr. Robert Peters, or Father Peters,  as ho was called by tho laouutaineors,  was born iii Ohio. He was a Campbellite  clergyman, aud ten years before the war  he, with his wifo and daughtor, moved  into tho Cumberland mountains iu  southeastern Kentucky. Only an intense roligious spirit could havo induced  Father Poters to leave his homo iu the  rich lands of tho western reserve aud to  tako up his abodo among tho hills of the  Cumberland range. It would "bo difficult in the United States to find a place  and a people iu more violent contrast  "with his old associates. Wealth, or at  least comfort, and intelligence were the  tule in northern Ohio. Thore was hardly an "exception to poverty and igno-  tauco in the new homo.  But Father Poters, without giving a  thought to tbe sacrifice ho was making,  felt that he was coming as a missionary  to the hoathen quite as muoh as if ho  had gone out to tho heart of darkest  Africa. He built a large double log  cabin that was quite palatial and a  model of home comfort in contrast with  the cabins of his neighbors, and as'he  knevt that the people were too poor to  contribute to his support he broke up a  little farm and astonished his neighbors  by introducing agricultural appliances  and methods suoh as they had-..vex before heard cf or dreamed of.  Soon after his arrival, and with no  assistance from those whom be had  oome to benefit, Father Peters built a  log meeting house across the rough  mountain road from his home and sent  word through the hills that hereafter  there would be preaching every Sunday  . morning at Bradley's Crossing, as the  place was called.  At first the people did not take kindly to the missionary. These mountaineers, while hospitable to passing strangers, do not favor the coming in of outsiders. The man who may nob own an  acre of rooky hillside is strong in the  belief that the mountains round about  ���������re the exclusive property of himself  and his kin. Then, again, while there  were no slaves in this part of Kentucky,  the people had a bitter hatred of abolitionists���������a hatred-that grew more intense as the day of strife approached.  They believed that every northern man  . was an abolitionist, and at first they  were inclined to think that Father Peters had come into tho' mountains to  spread his pernicious' political princi-.  pies rather than to preach tho gospel."  Although young enough to be her  husband's daughter, Mrs. Peters threw  herself heart and soul iuto his work.  She was a woman of much culture and  force of - character, and beforo sho had  been a year in tho mountains she established a school in thu meqting house.  .Excepting Bradley, the blacksmith's,  ���������hd the children of a family named  Bums, that lived near by, thescbool was  not attended. Neither the mountaineers nor thoir fathers h ad h ad any'' book  I'arnin," and so they reasoned that their  children could get along without it,  and then they had a dim notion that  sohools and abolition were closely re  '    lated.  Gradually tho meeting houso became  1. rendezvous for the mountaineers for  ten miles round. It was particularly  popular in tho summer season. Then  groups of lank men and -women, often  accompanied by troops of ragged, tow-  headed children, would como down the  mountain trails every Sunday morning.  Tho women, for comfort rathor than  economy, would carry their rough shoes  ^���������in-their-hands-and_wash_the.iL*jfeet_and^  put on their foot covering by the little  stream that brawled' behind the meeting house. .The men often carried their  rifles with them to church, and it was  the exception to'find ono who had not 9-  pistol strapped about his waist. It was  not unusual for the young mon to indulge in targot practice whilo __tho seniors were listening to Father Peters'  sermon, and moro than once0the servicer  " -were suddenly ended by a fight botwecii  two men who had met by' appointment  for that purpose. Y  But Father  Peters'   farm,   quito  as  much as his preaching, helped' to break  up tho stupid monotony of the moun*  taineers'    methods.     Heretofore   they  never dreamed that anything but potatoes, oats und corn  could  be  raised in  the hills." But gradually tho preacher's  young orchard of apples, phiins,, pears  -J ������ndpei������ches began to bear, and his vegetable _ garden was at once a revelation  ������nd a show of which the congregation  .   .aever wearied on Sunday."  During the ten years that Father Pe-  ������IB preached and Mrs. Peters "taught  Shey never received ono dollar from tho  people. The subject of compensation  was nover even hinted at, nor did tho  idea of a donation party over enter their  dull minds. Indeed they felt* that they  had a claim on the proceeds of tho  -clergyman's labor, for they helped them-  gelves from his orchard and garden  without permission in advauco or thanks  tf ter ward.     ^    -  So  matters went on  till the fall of  1861.   Although  his ministrations had  aot been as successful as he at first expected, yet Father Peters was comforted  -��������� ���������- with tho belief that he had done some  good for these rude people. He certain-  - ly suffered no pricks of conscience from  a sense of neglected duty. Since his coming his daughter Ella had grown to be  a beautiful young woman.    His  life  focused in her, and in regarding her ho  forgot that the heavy hand of time was  bowing his own shoulders and bleach-  ' ing his hair like snow.  Bradley, the blacksmith, who was  Mr. Peters' nearest neighbor, was a man  of unusnal physical strength, and before tho coming of tho preacher he had  been noted as a fighter. Indeed he was  credited with having killed more than  one man. He had been shockingly brutal and profane and was known for and  near as strong Dick Bradley to distinguish him from a cousin of the same  name, who was not quite so strong. If  the only good done by tho clergyman  had been the'conversion of the black-  smith, his work in thc mountains might  well be considered a success. Bradley  no longer swore nor drank, nor had ho  had a fight for years. This remarkable  change, added to tho fact that he was a  man of few words, gave the impression  to many that "religion had took all tho  pluck and snan out of strong Dick Bradley."  As the men in tho hills all voted tho  Democratic, ticket, the most exciting  elections nover created a ruffle among  them, but as soon as it became known  that tho .-southern states had seceded and  that war had come tho stagnation waa  broken up, and tbe mouutaineors evinced  for tho first timo in their lives an awful  anxiety to loarn what was going on in  the outsido world. Bradley's blacksmith  shop becaino a headquarters at which  the war was discussed and men speculated as to tho timo when tho strife  would como to tho hills, for they kuow  it must conic as tho only relief to the  strain betweeu the Union and disunion  elemeuts.  I havo tried to point out in the course  of these sketches that a majority of  southern mountaineers were Union  men, yet there were places where, without any apparent reason, the secession  element largely predominated. This  was certainly the case in Father Peters'  neighborhood. As in most places, the  secessionists ���������wero here the loudest in  their abuse and the most eager for the  war.  The old clergyman rioted with alarm  the change that had como over his congregation. As he was a northern man,  they took it for granted, and they were  right in the surmise that he was devoted to the Union. But, knowing that a  loud protestation of his loyalty could do  no good and might do a great deal of  harm, he kept his views to himself and  by every means in his power tried to  pour oil on the troubled waters.  But when everybody else was so outspoken the roticence of Father Peters  told against him, and tbe stories of his  being an abolitionist which were so rife  on his first coming were again rovived,  and this time with more bitterness, for  the people beliored tho charge was true.  Ono night as Father Poters was reading in tho littlo log annex ho had built  for a study the door opened without any  preliminary knock, and strong Dick  Bradloy came softly in, and with an air  of great mystery noiselessly closed the  door behind him.  "I am glad to see you, Brother Bradley, "said tho clergyman. "Sit down  and tell me' the news, for you aro in a  position to learn what is going on hereabout."  Tho blacksmith pulled his chair nearer, and with his big hands to the sides  of his mouth to shield his voice he whispered:  "I'm sorry to tell yo', Father Peters,  that there's trouble a-brewin harabout,  and lots of hit."  "Trouble to whom, Brother Bradley?'1  "Can't yo' guess?"  "I cannot."  "Waal, hit's to yo' and yours," said  the blacksmith, with an emphatic shake  of the head.  ' 'But surely no ono could wish to annoy mo. I did not think 1 had an enemy in the world," said the alarmed  clergyman.  "That's jest hit," responded Bradley. "Thar hain't no one e_ doesn't allow yer the best preacher in the mountains, but the boys say thoy don't like  yer politics, and so they'll make trouble."    '  Father Peters protested that he had  not meddled in politics, and that siuce  tho breaking out of the war a few  months before ho had guarded his words  thathe.rnight not_giy_e-Offensc.__Vi������������������__\_!_  "That's hit. That's why they've got  so doggone sespichis. Now, Father.  Peters, yo' know I've alius boen ai good  friend of yer's, ez I should bo a blamed  dog not to be, seeing that you .took me  by the hand and led mo up to the light,  bless the Lorl But thar's dainjah all  about wo uns, ihos' powaphul - dainjah,  ez me and tho wifo.allowed this night.  And wo said that ef so be yo' could go  no'th fo' awhile till**the trouble kinder  blows ovah that hit'd be bettah fo" yo'  and fo'yer friends."  Moro than once Father Peters and  his wife and "daughter "had discussed  this very question, but the old man's  strong sense of. duty and his innate  courage led him to draw back from the,  serious consideration of a course that  meant the abandonment of hi- missionary work, for ho knew "that ��������� if ho loft  in iho circumstances ho could-novor return with tho hope of behfg useful. He  pointed out these arguments tp Bradley  and added:  "If I were to fly north with my family at this.time,-1 havo no assurance  that they would let mo depart in peace.  It is not six weeks since a teacher named  Whito who was trying to make his way  j from Tennessee to Portsmouth, O., was  murdered in those hills, and his body  might be bleached up the mountain if  you and I had not carried ' it down and  given it Christian - burial behind the  meeting house."  "That's-a  fac',-Father  Peters, and  ! hit was jest cos*, wb.nns buried that thar  ' pore feller Christian  ez we  did  that  made some of tho folk3 eo doggone mad  and sespichis.  Of course they know- I'm  a Union man cl'ar tlnough and through,  but  they remembahs  the  time whin I  ' wasn't a Christian fo' shucks and could  . lay ont a regoment of   'em   two at a  i "Sine.    They kinder s'pects, and mebbe  ; they're not so "fur  outen the"way, that  ; thar's a right smart of .the  old  Adam  j about mc yit.    Now, ef yo' think that  ; the good Lor" would ruther  yo'd "stay  | right har and do yer plum', squar' jooty,  ; I reckon yo'll find me on his  sido  and  yo'rn, let  the wind  blow high  or  the  wind blow low.    And, bless tho God of  Israel, Father  Peters, thar's my hand  on hit!"   - >  '���������     The two men shook hands, and then  i they knelt down, and, to use Bradley's  expression, "wrastled powahfully with  the Lor in prayah.''  This conversation was had on Friday,  and the following Sunday being a pleasant Indian summer day tho peoplo began to swarm down from tho .hills earlier than usual, End. the old clorgymrai  noted with pain that nearly all the in on  carried their rifles, a habit .that ho had  induced them to givo up for some years  "before the wa_.  Heretofore these people, for whom ho  had toiled so long and so hard without  any compensation, always saluted him  with a boisterous heartiness, but this  morning thoy met Fathor Poters' salutations with curt nods and clouded  brows. Even the Union mon held aloof,  for they were in tho minority and knew  that the slightest indiscreet act might  precipitate the trouble which was  prophesied every day and expoctod at  auy moment.  Het Magoone"' was at meeting this  morning. He was a great, hulking, brutal desperado. He had killed a number  of men, aud the more peaceful stood in  awo of him, for at the best of times  law was only a name in the mountains,  but at this time it had not even a shadow of existence. 3  Het Magoone wa_ the leader of the  desperate clement that had come to the  conclusion that Father Peters was a  They wrestled poioerfully in prayer.  black abolitionist, and as this, to their  brutal and ignorant minds, was the  greatest crime of which any man could  be guilty they could not receive with  respect the religious teachings of the  old man. It was known that Het Ma-  goone's hatred was due to the fact that  Ella Peters had rejected his advances  and that her father insisted that the  ruffian should ceaso his visits. Despite  the discouragement of these" rebuffs the  fellow would have kept on had not  Strong Dick Bradley led him to one  6ide one day and told him, with much  of his old timo vigor of speech, that if  he did uot keep away from Father Peters' houso he, Dick Bradley, would  consider it his duty to "lay him out,"  preliminary to which he would "break  his neck like .a pipe stem!"  This particular Sunday morning Het  Magoone swaggered about like a man  who felt himself to bo master of tho situation and wanted othors to acknowledge the fact. He stood in tho,. meeting  house door, and with much profanity  shoutod his salutations to tho newcomers. When the clergyman and his wife  approached, it was thought-, that Het  Magoone would bar their entrance. This  certainly was his purpose, as he afterward confessed, "but the appearauco of  the blacksmith on" the scene induced  him to postpone action.  Father Peters walked back to the little platform at the farther end of - the  meeting house, aud here, as was his  custom, ho knelt- down for silent prayer, and a few of tho congregation went  through the form of following his example  As but very few of the congregation  could' read, hymnbooks woro not used.  The. clergyman read out a hymn two  lines at a .time, and the singing that  followed, -which Ella Peters and her  mother' tried to lead, was not a very  _high_prder oj^sacred jnusic. , Father Peters adjusted his giasse"s"Tcleaml"-lii".  throat and was about to announce the  hymn when Het Magoone stood up near  the door and called out:  "Hold on thar, Father Peters!"  "What is it?" asked the astonished  pastor.  "Afoah yo' uns ken do any'iuoah  preachiu in these yar. hills we uns'd  like fo'to kuow jist how yo'stand,"  and Het Magoono fondled his rifle aa a  mother fondles her. child.  - "This is certainly un extraordinary  proceeding in tho houso of God," said  the old man tremulously, but with dignity.  "So hit id," continued Het Magoone,  "but those'har is mos' stormy times, ez  ovoryono'll allow. Now, Fathor Peters,  I waut you to answer me somo question..  Will yo'. do hit?"  "Let mo hear them." J  "Hain't yo' a Yankee?" this with a  wink to h is friends.  "I was born north of tho Ohio. If  that makes mo a Yankee," said the old  man with spirit, ' 'I suppose I am one.''  "Waal, yo' couldn't 'a' denied hit  ���������without lyiu. Now, some of wo uns hez  been talkin this ovah, and we allows  that' yo' kem down here ten .year or so  ago to play tho spy."  "That is false," said .the old-man, his  eyes aglow and his form trembling with  excitement. "As God is my judge, I  came hore with my wife and littlo one  lhat I might bo the humble instrument  of saving tho people,. What, I ask you,  could Ispy out that is not known"���������  .VWe uns know that yer a black Re- ;  publican!" shouted  Het Magoone, and !  he added an oath that- shocked even his  associates.  "I am not a black Republican. It is  perhaps unnecessary for mo to say that  neither in "the last election nor indeed  in any election within my memory has  a Republican vote been cast in Laurel  county, Ky."  It was the case of tho wolf and tho  lamb over again. Het Magoone had  come prepared to worry and humiliate  Father Peters, and thc fact that he had  not the slightest ground for his attack  did not change him from his purpose.  "Yo'd 'a' voted the Republican ticket  ef yo'd had a chance," shouted Ma-  goona. Then, with the manner of a man  Continued on Pago 8.  Christmas Goods!  Fur Capes in Greenland Seal, Electric Seal and Opossum  FINEST QOODS IN THE MARKET.  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TENDEKS will be received by tins under*.  >signed up to the 30th December.  1836. for sink-  ! int. a shaft 1. feet, 6 feet wide by 5 feet-high,  1 following thc vein in and downwards on the  Standard Mineral Claim, situated in the Nel-  ' son Mining Division, about three and a half  miles south from the Town of Nelson and 300  feet from the li.i. of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ruilwav.  BEN. WILLIAMS,  46 Kor    t. Vie.-ria. B. C. P. O. Drawer 66. THE   MINER,   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER  19, 1896.  about to pi ay a card thr.O could not ho  beaten, ho asked, "Hain't yo' lo' tho  Union?"  Without a.-moment's..hesitation' Father Poters responded:  "I am a citizen ol Kentucky, and as  Kentucky is still in tha Union Itinust  be a Union man."  "But el ao bo Kentucky was to secede,  would yo' bo a Union man thon?"  "God giving nie strength, I would,"  was the fervent response.  "TharI Didn't I tell yo\un8 ho was  fo' tho Union, and a man that's io' tlio  Union if! a black Tiopnhlican nud a abolitionist," ishoutod Hot Magoone.  "And I oay that's a d a.lie!'.'  > That there might be no mistake as to  thu man who had giveu expression to  this forciblo opinion strong Dick Bradley got up, and with his right hand  thrown back under his coat, a gesture  Vhieh evoh tho children present undor-  Itood, ho walked over and stood beside  the preneher.  The women becaino vory nervous, and  many ol tho men turned ashy pale and  moved'.toward the door.  "Dick Bradley, this ain't no sarous  o' yourn," said Het Magoone, but his  brutal bearing was toned down, aud  there was that in the eyes and movements of the thick lips that told he was  not pleased with tlie bearing of the  blacksmith. But, gaining confidenco as  ho remembered that two-thirds of tho  60 men present were his partisans, ho  continued: "We una who's fo' the south  ken wait to git even with yo' mis  who's fo' the Union. Thar's plenty of  time to settle them things, hut what  ���������-*- we want now is to git rid of a man  f'om tho no'th who comes down har ea  a. spy and purtendin that hit's God Almighty's religiu. Father Peters, yo've  preached yo'r last sarniiut in these har  hills."  "Who says so?"' demanded Bradley.  "Weuns."  "And who's yo' uns?"  "Me and my friends."  "Neither yo' nor yer friends owns a  splinter of this house. From foundation  log to clapboard hit's owned by the  man ez built hit���������tho man ez kem down  heah to lead us to do right���������but thar's  some men so givo ovah to sin, Het Magoone among 'em, that they're bound to  be damned, and I'm mighty glad of  hit. Now, yo' uns that don't want to  heah Father Peters preach is free to  leave. But, by G���������, the- noxt man ez  tries to break np our worship will find  himself ueedin a. hull new top to his  head!"  Strong Dick Bradley, although using  this strong language, appeared to be tho  . coolest man iirtho meeting houso, but  thero was no ono within tlio hearing of  his voico who did not know that ho was  making no idlo threat. Motioning to  j. his friends, to follow him, Magoone  strodo out of tho house, and a meeting  was held at the door. The preacher and  his followers were denounced in language of ��������� unquestionable vigor, evory  word of which could be heard inside,  and men who had through years received favors ut tho old man's hands threatened that if ho did not leave tlio mountains at once they would hang him.  ��������� But even those who remainod back  with Father Peters wero in no mood for  devotion."������ They saw that tho dreaded  time had come and that from this day  ou till tho end tho old friends, neighbors and kinsmon must stand faco to  face in a life aud death struggle.  At Mrs. Peters' suggestion her husband's friends left the church and gathered in the study, but even hero they  could hear the shouting and the swearing, punctuated now and then by tha  ,    startling discharge ol pistols.  Followiugtlie old man's example, all.  . who could   crowd into  the little room  knelt down, and those who could  not  '������������������   knqlt'within hearing outside. As Father  Peters called  on  heaven  for help and  "light^the- men-arid"'wom-ou~wit_r-eye_"  closed and bodies swaying, wrought  themselves up to' a stato of camp meeting excitement till at length the appeals  of tho preacher wero drowned iu shouts  of "Halleluiah." "Glory to God,"  "Send down the light, O Mastah,"  "Amen and Amen" and "Heah the  prayalis of Riuiiers."      0<  At, last tho fervor died out from exhaustion, though still the kneeling  women-sobbed aud the  men   groaned.'  .. Fathor Peters had just" risen to his, foot"  when ho heard a cry outside���������a cry  that was taken up by the  men, women  -and children. All rushed out to see a  black pillar of smoke Bhootiug up from  thc meeting house. It had been fired by  Hot Magoone and iiis friends, who now  dauced about the burning building and  fired off their pistols and howled liko  so mauy drunken, savages.  .. CHAPTER   II.  .TUE.FIK-T UNION LEAGUE.  The . war   had   come   to   Bradloy'a  ���������   Crossing.    Tho   little  Salem   meeting  houso in -which the   Union ;men  under  Father Peters had so often   and bo fervently prayed for peace was a smoldering ruin.    The men who had burned it  ' down ��������� were as  savagely jubilant over  their work as. if they had won  a  great  battlo agaiust great odds,~-iid  the Uu-  , iou men wero correspondingly despondent.  Strong Dick  Bradley and  the  men  who had been. converted  in  the   little  lieetiug house were startled at the de-  '-struetion.    They had  come to speak of  the place as "the house  of God," aud  .this meant to them not simply a  placo  for worship, but  a  structure sanctified  by the divine presence  and'under  the  . divine care, "and as such as safe against;  firo as the hills themselves.        .  "Why.did God let the houso burn?"  "Why did he permit his  people,, aud  at leapt, .and try to lielp -himself after |  tho old mountaiu methods. i  A haVjit supposed to he dead iuvnri- I  ably asserts itself with greater force  alter it is resurrected. This was ccrlii-u-  ly thc ease with strong Dick Bradley,  thc blacksmith. Ho had been noted i'or  his "prolan ity among a people whero  even the children lisp in oaths. He had  been lamed as a lighter in a community  whero the ability to light is regarded as  tho highest and noblest attribute of  manhood, and whero the desperado who  has killed his ninn or men is envied us  tho wild Indians envy tho warrior who  has taken tho most scalps.  It- was generally b.lioved that the  blacksmith's religion, whilo making  him a- safer and so a more desirable  neighbor, had cntiroly unmanned him,  and that even so arrant a braggart as  Het Magoone could safely treat him  with contempt and set hi in at defiance.  f/iifc ..'rung Dick Bradley's religion, or  lit least that part ol* it that had curbed  liis tongue antl his arm, went up and  vanished in tho smoke of tho meeting  house, und for four terrible yoars both  had full swing.  While Bradley'-religion had received  so severe a chock, the effect of this at-  "taclr was to turn his earnest mission  feelings iuto a blind fanaticism that  was to find delight in conflagrations aud  a soothing comfort iu blood. Father  Peter?, who had just been praying by  the blacksmith's side, aud now stood  holding his arm while they watched the  play of the llames destroying tho mission, forgot his own danger and his own  loss as ho noted tho old, black scowl on  the faco and tho devilish light flashing  up in tho deep gray eyes of strong Dick  .Bradley.  "If Jesus  Christ won't pertect the  place we uus hcz fixed up snug fo' him,  that's'his look out.    Hit'll bo a d d  long timo nfoah he hez another so good  a show iu theso hills. Bat, by the great  Eternal, the men ezhez did this'll have  to pay the insurance in blood I Hold  thar! Het Magoone, God cuss yo' fo' a  dOg and a coward I I've got somethin  to say afoah yo' uns ride olf!"  Tho last sentence was addressed to  Heb Magoone, who was now about to  mount the horse on which ho had come.  Tho people who had been praying  aud the peoplo who had been shouting  about lho fire and Het Magoone himself  wero startled by the blaoksmith's*voice  aud manner. All saw that the Christian  blacksmith had spue, and that the strong  and savage Dick Bradley of a'few years  before had come back Magoone obeyed  tho summons, for he knew, as did all  his supporters, that tho first sign of disobedience would havo been the signal  for a bullet in his heart.  Hot Magoone had 40 men with him.  All were armed with rifles and pistols.  Thc very fact that they carried these  weapons showed that they were prepared for u fight and expected one.  Physically it is sale to say there waa  not a downright coward in the lot.  Well led. there was not a man of them,  not oven tho brutal, swaggering Het  Magoone, who could not have been held  in line agaiust overwhelming numbers  till tho last ono fell in his tracks, and  who could not havo been carried on in  an assault, though certain that not one  could return, bnt at sight of strong Dick  Bradley, and at tho sound of his voico,  the strongest trembled and became, for  tho time, moro obedient than if not so  weak as a child.  Ignoring tho fact, if iudeed he was  awaro of it, that Father Peters was  clinging to his arm, the blacksmith  strodo right through tho crowd about  the church until he^ stood face to.face  with Het Magoone.! The clergyman's  daughter, to whom I am indebted for an  account of what preceded this and what  is to follow, followed her father, fearing  for his scfety. Although as true and  brave a woman as ever lived aud quite  as self possessed as if sho had spent all  her life in.the best society, Ella Peters  paralyzed  was paralyzed with alarm when sho  6aw the change that had come over the  man who hitherto had been moro gentle thau a girl to hor and hers.  "Hot Magoone, yo' kem har today to  raise h���������1! Don't lie, yo' dog, and say  yo' didn'tt Waal, yo'vo riz hit, and  now, by tho great Eternal, I'lr'send yo'  thar!"      " ,  The blacksmith raised his arm, and  giant though Magoone was ho towered  over him. Tho horse kept tho now  cowed desperado from retreating, and  ho did not daro to touch his riflo or one  of tho many pistols belted to his waist.  At this juncture Father Peters threw  himself between tlio.two men. His hat  was off, and the-wind blew his white  hair about his bare, thin faco. Ho was  tho one man who did not fear strong  Dick���������mad Dick Bradley.  '.'In God's name, Brother Bradley 1 In  God's name, have patience I Oh, my  prayers and my lessons, my son; have  you - forgotten theni? Wait! Wait!  Prayers and patience!. Prayers and patience!" and he threw his thin arms  about tho. raised arm of tho giant and it  fell���������with a sob. "  ' "I've obeyed yo' too loug," groaued  the blacksmith, "to brak' off all a-sud-  dcu'tlike. But, Father Peters, yb' mout's  well havo let mc did today what I'll be  'bleeged fo' to' do - tomorrer or next  day." Then,.addressing Magoone:  "Het, way back-when me and yo'  tvuz boys, yer father sneaked upon my  father, way down at Loudon, and kilt  him. Hit was a coward's deed, and I  'lowed when yo' and mo growed up I'd  have blood for blood, and yo' knowed  hit, too, lor you kep' outer my way and  went to live down Tennessee way. Theu  Father Peters kim, and I got right smart  ol religin, and yo' felt hit sale to, como  back and .hit wuz safe, so long's tho religin lasted. .  But she's gone, gone a-flickerin in  particularly so  good a man  as Fathbr ] tfaat flVh "^'"uns "mad ."today.   Father  Peters, to be persecuted?"  "Why did he , p.ter3 stJ&my ahm  to,;, 7/uot on ac  not" smite  hip  and  thigh the prolans  wretches who had done this thing''"  These weru tho questions that puzzled the Union men who belonged to  the church, nud failing to receive a satisfactory answer the most- soundly converted: felt that he was falling from  grace, and that if the Lord did not alford miraculous help at once he must  MVtr the connection, for the time being  count ol religin, but <_������������������ .*. I love him,  and I'm a-goin to stand by him, and,  by the great Eternal, I want yo' uus  fah and neah to know hit! Go yer way  with yer people and make ready. I'll  stay back har with my kin and frienda  and prepab. And bear in mind, Het Magoone, when we nns  meet agin, thar'll  be blood, and I won't az God to have  mercy on the dead. Now go, d���������n yo' 1"  The desperado swung into the saddle,  and then his followers sent up a gasp ol  relief. Not at all ashamed of their  work, but with ' their feeliuga against  Father Peter somewhat allayed, Magoone and hia gang, on foot and on  horseback, started into the hills.  Then the old clergyman assembled his  friends before the ruin and addressed  'thorn., He counseled patience and pcaco.  Ho implored them to avoid gatherings j  and not to talk, even with thoso they  were jniro ol, on tho subject now exciting tho land. This done, lie called on all  to kneel and to join with him in prayer, and all did so excepting the blacksmith, who, with folded arms, watched  the blue smoke pillar rising from tbe  ruin.  "Brother Bradley, "said the old clergyman when ho had concluded, "will  yon lead ns in prayer?''  Strong iu everything he did, the  blacksmith, during his years of grace,  had developed a decided talent for prayer. There were a force and a rude eloquence about tho man very offective  with peoplo of impressionablo natures.  "Father Peters," he replied, "I can't  pray. Hit don't seem jkt the thing fo'  me to pray to Jesus Christ when ho  stands by and sees a lot of cussed rebils  burn down the house wo uns built fo'  him. He had the powah to strike 'em  dead like lightniu, but did he do hit?  Not much. Thar's a heap of coals and  ash whar  the  church was, and  thar's  that d d Het Magoone off safe with  his gang, whin I should a smashed in  his skull like the shell of a bird egg aud  then flung him into the fiah."  Father. Peters tried to reason with bis  friend. He repeated all the wiso and  trite things about the mysterious ways  of Providence, the power of prayer, the  necessity of keeping alive the faith,.and  the certainty that truth would triumph;  but, while still loving and respecting the  noble old man, the blacksimth was in  no mood to be comforted by words. In  affect he replied in this way, and on  tho men it was evident that his words  had a stronger influence than tho prayers and exhortations of Father Peters:  "I've got so that I can spell ont a few  words in tho good book, but my youngest boy's got moah downright l'arniu, fo'  he's readiu jography. Still I can think,  and I do think right smart, aud liar's  what I've been a-thinkin this blessed  day, and I say hit without ineanin uo  disrespect fo' Father Peters nor hi3 kin.  fo' I love 'em all, God bless 'em!  "But, after long months of waitiu  and prayin, the wah, ez we uns tried to  pray off, hez come to the Cumberland  hills, aud hit do look powahful like to  me ez ef she'd come fo' a mighty long  visit. Wah menus light in and nali and  blood and death! Wah and religin  can't nevah gee. Yo' can't yoke 'em.  One pulls no'th, the other south. Ono  means trust-in in God, which is all  mighty nice and conii'ortin in peace; tho  other means trnstin to yerse'f aud yer  rifle, and that's tho only clung to do in  time of wah. I'll go homo from har  and mold bullets in tho forgo while the  lead holds ont, and I'll tako the good  book fo' waddin, to help kill tho foe_  of tho Lor, d���������n 'em!  "Goto yer homes, folks, and think  hit ovah. Tell yer wives and chillen,  yo' uns ez ken tote rifles, that yo'll bo  'bleeged to leave 'em mighty soon,, fo'  tho ch'ice'll como to bo shot down like  dogs in thc������o hills,or to git together and  fight onr way to the old flag. The men  that fired tho meeting house today  b'foah our eyes, tonight may burn onr  cabins ovah: our heads. If so be they  don't do hit, hit won't be coz they don't  want to, but coz they're skeert. A man  with a riflo will havo moah. powah to  keep 'em low than fifty thousand million iuecitia houses full of folks a pray-  in.  "Co that's why I think religiu's all  right iu hits place,' and -hit may give a  powalrol'-coiiil'oi't-to-tho-winiuiiu-when-  wo uns hez to light out, but ez fo' me  I'm in lo'.wah; and I feel that I'M be  'bleeged to givo my religin a rest till  wo decide with pur rides whether a lot  of  d d ribils or we Union  men  is  a-gwino to hov lho free run of the hills  along tho Cumberland. Thar, that's ali  I havo to say, and hit's right smart  moah than I 'tended to say when I sot  out/"  ' Father- Peters' saw that it.would be:  folly to attempt to change tho blacksmith or to try to hold to his own peaceful views the Union mountaineers that  heard him. And then, ns his daughter  confessed in telling the story, he fully  appreciated the force ol the blacksmith's  reasoning about lho war, though tho  chaugo in the man's religious views had  on him a most discouraging effect.  Even the women and children present  on thi-''occa_iou ,'seemed.to realize lhat  the war had come to tho hills, but they  made no outcry, gave no sign ol nervousness. If anything indeed, they appeared to rejoice at the prospect of au  excitement that would break in on the  dull and brutalizing monotony of their  lives.  ���������     * '  Promising' to keep to themselves and  to come together at Bradley's Crossing  when the danger became more threatening, the people went sadly to their cabins in - the mountains, and. that uight  the children greased patches, the women molded bullets, and, with tho grim  stolidity of Indians preparing for'the  warpath, tho men made ready their  arms. Father Peters-went homo with  his wife and daughter with the feeling  of a man who has tried to do his duty  and will not be deterred by failure from  continuance. He was at this time over  70 years .of age, and although never  physically vigorous he was active, and  his mind was as clear and his hope as  strong and his desire to savo his fallow  men as fervid ns when he was -10. - He j  did not- come ol a race that could be,_.i-  cowed or discouraged. He had the Puri-.i  tauical temper that is slow to wrath I  unless that wrath is kindled by tho di- j  vine spark, when it becomes a devour- j  ing fire for the glory of God. ]  After supper that night the old man !  said to his wifo and daughter:  "I have haen praying far the light,  Continued on Page '!.  Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!  To insure a good Xmas Dinner buy your Poultry and Meats at  ^eeee-eeeeeP. Burns & Co.-y^eyyiyyyyeeeeey  We have just received 20 Tons- of Ontario Poultry  TURKEYS, GEESE, DUCKS AND CHICKENS  Which will be distributed to our markets at  Rossland,  Three lH"orks and  New  Denver, ready for the Xmas trade,  for Cash and will be sold at Rock Bottom  Prices.  We always have I'rirne Beef and   Mutton   from the  Manitoba, as well as Cured Meats from the best Packing Houses in the country.  Meat Orders to Any of Our Markets Will Receive Prompt Attention-  NELSON.  Tlm  ,  Nelson  Poultrv  ,   Kaslo,  Sandon,  has been bought  i Iberia  Kanges  and  Pork from  P. BURNS & CO.  Silver King Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  li  RATES, SI. TO $2.50 PER DAY  Baker Street,        Nelson.  4!)7-l--12-_  THE NEW YORK TAILOR  SUITS  MADE TO   ORDER. ���������*���������% FIT   GUARANTEED  A FINE STOCK OF HEAVY AND LIGHT WINTER GOODS.  S. E. RITCHIE,     Josephine St.. Near Baker.  Hot Air Heaters  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson .Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  ALSO  Builder,  are invited to inspect my  stock of  Roug-h  and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  . Turned Stock, &_.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  Active Warrior Cook Stoves  Cold Air Draught and Ventilated  Oven,   Best  on tlie Market  at  E. J. RITCHIE'S  Antoine  Maurin  G. O. Buchanan  413  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  ' One; Lot witb Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty, foot frontage)  103 H. 4. ������. Dickson, Baiter St.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  .tail uTitiiiriit  Dry Goods* Clothing, Etc-  KBW _t.NI> SKi'OSIt. II.������.M������.  Cleaning and Repairing a Specialty  WARD STREET,  NELSON, B.C.  Holise  NELSON  (293)..  B. C.  Tremoijl  First Class Accoijtiriodcitions  RATES FROM $100 to $1.50 PER MY  Rooms without Board 50c per day or $3 per Week  MAl-OrtE A TREClX-1-liS, Prop's.  EASJ BAKER ST., - NELSON, B. G.  Money to  Birbeck Investment,  Security & Sayings Co.  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT,  383  Nelson, B. C.  "Flat-tread" Shape  Best for feet which are long from ball to toe,  and short from heel to ball. Ordinary Shoes  curve upwards too sharply for such . feet,  bending them injuriously. Full ridged box  --toe,-^slightly_cur.ving_sides,_and.__.stylisli._  effect.    Laced,  Buttoned, Congress,  Oxford.    Black���������Tan���������Seal Brown  ���������Carmine���������Wine!    Sizes, 5 ton  Widths, D. to E.E.    Goodyear  Welted.     $3*5������>  $4-5������*   S5.50  0,he*.     ������The Slater Shoe"  C������T_-0-U- FREE  ROYAL HOTEL,  Cur. -taiilry n_������l SI lien RlreelN,  NELSON. - B.C.  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  Bust Location In luwu.   Ittuuliful Vtc*.v*i.  Bar   now   Open . and . Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay.  Give us a trial and' be   Convinced.  PIDRO CHERBO  [.������n  KELLY, DOUGLAS & ,00.  VANCOUVER, E.G.  WHOLESALK    GKOCKUS    AND   ])li:KUT  LMPOltTKRS FUOM  Cliina.   India  and  Japan.  ttlLKKK A WELLS, Sole .tgi-nt** l'������' Snlnnn.  <;itt_._- im������������s...������  (ttnls at Kaslii.  .;���������__  Music Lessons!  NOTICE.  NOLICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between  the undersigned na hotel keepers nt the  I.oysil I Intel, Nelson "hns  Ihis  day been  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Time Table in Effect June 2.  No.  No.  2 passenger leaves Rossland  Arri ves Tniil   No. I pas-ewcer loaves liossland  Arrives Trail   { Leaves Trail   Arrive- Kossland   No. 1 Leaves Trail������������������         Arrive- Holland    All trains; run daily on l'aeiiie, standard tinn*.  Connections: Columbia ___ I-Oolun-iy riloain  Navigation Com pan}'"* steamboats. ..j.okanu  Kails & Northern Kailway via Nortliport. ujid  Canadian I'acine Kailway via Kevelsto!;..  .. 7:0. a.in  .. 7:1") ]) in  .. IM*) jun  ...4:00 p.m  . U:U0 .1.IH  . 10:Wt a.m  .. .'>:(_. i;.m  ., 5.-1.'* p.m  A Kull -to'ck of Groceries, Cigars. CiK-rettcB,  Tobaceos, Ktc.  I'roini.l Allen.Ion  l.*".*"***.]  lo.ill Oril������.a.  NELSON LOTS-  NOTICE.  i Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  i local agent for addition A co the town-  i site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  ilots or paities wishing information,  i plans or price list of the addition  jPleaS^plyt������hi,U-F.aiNNES;  will  -XT OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that" applimioiT  .-._i3_ will*bemade to^th.Ijegi-ilativeAssemb'.y,, of the >  Province.of British ColnmljiiCat itMicxi1 sesioii-.fpr.,;  an Act incorporating-_ Company for t.e purpose_of.;  supplying power, light __<l_eat *by5o!ectdcity, ti. the j  inhabitants," cities, town?, tillages, mines, smelters, j  and tramways in "West Kootenay District; and also'  , tlie Koy.-.l Hotel, Stanley street, Nelson.  * TOM. BOOTH  ] * PI.DKO CHEKHO  | Witness:-   E. T. H. StMnQNS.   ���������  '_   U!S.������..11-B_   "__.   Dissolution of Copartnership.  Tlie partnership existing between An-"  ;gns C. Bnchniiiiu and "'George W. Uobiu-  1 sou, doing a- grocery and general  mercantile business at Nelson aud North  ! Fork, under the tirm name of liuchanau  j.. Koninson. lias this day been dissolved  i bv mutual consent  A>'GUS C. 15U.CUANAN  GEO KG E \V. ROP.LN.SON  Nelson, Ii. C, November 14th, IS'JO.  ' NOTICE. .   -  Angus C. r.nclK.nau, v.ill  continue  the  business as .-before,   under  the name ot  A. C. Iiucliaiian .'*: Co.. wbo sissumes all  the liabilities ot tbe said  firm,  and all  forthepurposeofge.erati_gpower.lightandhe.it as   debts due the ^'d ^r��������� "^^.RTt t0  aforesaid to 'iappiopriate,. diveit and Bse. the water  from the Pend O'EeiUe "River and tributaries thereto,  and for all other necessary right*;, powers, privileges  aa are incidental'or conducive to the attainment of  the above ohjects.  Dated at Nelson, B. C.t ___ 13th day of Nov.. 18S6.  A. MAIS'WAEING-JO-mSO*-',  161 Solicitor for the appKcant*-  him.  IIB-SMI--  ANGUS C BUCHANAN.  LOST.  Panther's Tooth Brooch,gold mounted;  initialled. C. E. P. Anyone SudiDg it will  be suitably rewarded bv returning the  same to Dr. Hall. 4S4-12-12-6. THE   MINER,   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1896.
Wxt JEtmcr."
THE MINER is printed on Saturdays ami
will be mailed t .my address in Canada or
the Uni'ed State* "or one year on receiptof
two dollars.    Single copies five cents.
CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, per
TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale of 15 cents per nonpareil
line first insertion, and to cents per line for
each subsequent insertion. Advertisements
running- for shorter periods than thru
months are classed transient.
must be accompanied by the name ami address, of the writer, not necessarily for
publication, but as evidence of good faith,
PRINTING turned out in firs, -rate style al
the shortest notice
Th_MinbrPrintin_ AK-BLISHINQCO
Make First Class
For niners & Prospectors
The compliments of the sea'so.i to all.
The Baldwin Locomotive Works and
the Westinghouse Electrical Company
working together have turned out 11
lightning express locomotive which it is
said runs 120 miles an hour.
One good thing -which the incorporation of Nelson would no doubt accomplish would be the taxing of travelling
tailors, dressmakers,. etc. Thousands of
dollars are taken out of the town every
year, money which should be spent in
the stores at home.
The Salvation -Army is having a great
deal of trouble with drunken men who
persist in annoying them while they are
holding services.'' The army is composed
of a band of devoted people who are trying to do good and even if people do not
agree with their methods it is no reason
why they should molest the members or
** iaterfere with the services.
Subscribers who fail to receive The
Minek regularly will confer a favor if
they will report the matter to this office.
The paper is regularly mailed to all subscribers, but.there has been considerable
complaint from tbe Slocan and other
districts and unless a better postal service is given in the future, thc matter
will be called to the attention of the
authorities. *
ing gleefully the wonderful creations
Santa Clans brought them in his pack of
delights, always full for good children,
for one at lcastno Christmas tree gleamed
and twinkled with its myriads of lights,
tho little stockings hung empty and for-'
lorn in I he Christmas dawning. Out of
our abundance lot us remember the dear
Christ child whose birth we celebrate on
his natal day-Chiistinas!
No ono iu all the broad land is too old
to enjoy Christmas. [f the present is
not to them as it was when they were
young, what memories it brings to all,
how it softens every heart, the coldest
nnd hardest- cnunot remain so under the
cheery good.nature which beams from
every countenance. Old wrongs on this
day are forgotten; those who work unceasingly all the year, foigcl their cares
nnd aro happy this one day of the we:;ry
year. It is the day for Christmas greenery, for holly, and if possible a bit of
mistletoe, 'lhe day for turkey, plum
pudding, and all the attendant dainties-
Above all it is the day to not ouly be
happy oneself but to try.to make others
so. Not by costly gifts, bnt by kindly
actions, cheerful greetings', and generous
hospitality for those who have no home,
it your means will allow. Many a lonely
heart, full of memories of happier days
has beeu saved from despair by the word
in season, a little friendly greeting. See
that the stranger in our midst is at least
given a hearty Christmas greeting aud a
friendly handclasp. Let tis all feel aud
govern our actions so it will come to
pass, that Tiny Tim's prayer, "God Bless
Us Everv One" will be answored.
In commenting on the burial of John
Ingersol, the Tribune does so iu words
which might be thought to reflect on the
ministers of Nelson.. We have made
enquiries and find that no minister was
asked to officiate, and we are only doing
them the barest justice when we say that
lie or Church of England, they aie at all
times' and under all circumstances ready
and wishful to perform such duties.
We hope the minister in whose department the photo-topographical survey is,
has not forgotten the fact that a map ot
Nelson district was finished about nine
month" ago, and we believe has beeD in the
hands of the lithographers for nearly.six
months,' it is surely about time that the
""people for wbose benefit this map is
supposed to be made, had a.chance of
looking at it. "Mr Carlyle's reports on
-Alberni.and Trail were doubly valuable
because issued quickly.
The Province in its last issue commenting upou the Tribune's plea for squatters
on Government lands to whom Captain
Fitzstubbs.has issued notice to quit, says:
"The plea of poverty is manifestly absurd because the worst offenders happen
to be among the most well-to-do folks of
Nelson," and says further: "The Government should stand no nonsense on this
matter but carry it through with a firm
hand. It is just this firm hand that is
unfortunately conspicuously absent from
Governmental undertakings. Mr. Clive
Phillips Wooley has given the people a
taste of it aud like a cold tub in the
morning it made them shiver at first but
they felt all the better for it afterwards.''
What the people of this district want
is certainly a man who has a firm hand,
but what they do not want is a mau who
carries things with a high hand, who cannot be argued with, or spoken to, on any
subject without giving the man who
approaches him the feeling tbat,his views
are something to this effect, "Well my
poor man I have to listen to you, but
really -you know nothing about the subject. I get my orders from Victoria and
they have to be carried out, and if you
do not kuow this you must be more or
less idiotic." What Government officials
want to- understand is that they are the
servants " of the public, and not * its
masters, and for that reason we are
against the appointment oE any mau to
thc position of Gold Commissioner who
is cot in touch with the ordinary every
day people. We confidently expect that
a Gold'Commissioner will be appointed
tor West Kootenay before very long, and
we must impress upon the Premier that a
really good appointment will do more to
strengthen the hands of the government
than anything at the present moment.
We understand that the names of Clive '
Phillips Wooley of Victoria, J". R. Mars-
den of Pilot'Bay, W. M. Newlonoflloss-
land, and others are mentioned in this ���
connection in" Victoria aud when it is
definitely understood that Capt. Fitzstubbs will be found a position -more
congenial to him, we have no doubt
there will be fouud among those applying, a thoroughly suitable man.
U. K.  Ker,   president of the Victoria
-Hoard of Trade, . lately   returned from
Edmonton.   The Vancouver World says:
-'Ml*.   Ker states busiuess   in  Albeitais
good  and the people in the best'possible
.spirits.    Prices are advancing,  and the
prospects for  railway  building in parts
of Alberta and south east British Columbia* give  the' people strongest hopes for
better times.  "But"-said  Mr. Ker, "we
must have a direct line of railway from
thc coast- iuto Kootenay and that at the
earliest  nossible- date.'"    Bring on your
railway  Mr. Ker as "soon as possible, the
sooner  the better for the people of AVest
safely invest the small sums asked for j
with the hope that the further develop - I
ment of the property will bring them some '
sure returns. What the public has most j
cause to fear is its own friends, who,
travelling through the country and hearing statements of certain properties whieh
were bought for small suras, and are now
worth hundreds of thousands ot dollars,
and who having claims offered to them
which to their inexperienced eyes seem
very similar, become excited, nnd without consulting practical miniug meu,
invest their few hundred dollars, afterwards unloading on I heir friends.   .
-���lt-O_K_KS.SIO.VVr.  ��;..��!�����.
tary Public, Slocan City.
(~A KO.   A.  B.   HALL,    PHYSICIAN"   AND
, VJT   Surgeon,   Ollice  C. & K. Building,  up
stairs. , [;jsol
The London Financial Times in a leading article in its issue of November _1,
says, "We had to record the appearance
of the Canadian Gold Mining company
o'ii the London market. We believe that
this is the fust time that public subscriptions have been asked hero on behalf of
the Canadian gold inines. Public iuterest iu the prospects of British Columbia,
particularly as a gold field are increasing here, and the r.port of the British
Columbia Board of Trade covering the'
year ended July last, and covering chief-.-
ly mining will - therefore be read with
attention. Very encouraging aro the
facts and figures there set forth, so much
so indeed that there appears 3mall room
for doubt that plenty of scope will be
found iu the district ere long for the profitable employment of British capital;
though as elsewhere great care must be
used in selection. The niining laws of
the country are very favorable to prospectors, and a hardy young fellow "who
can command a little capital and possesses some knowledge of miuing might do
worse than take his 3hances in .that magnificent region,"
The Financial Times is quite right.
Auy man with-oapital can do well in this
country' if he is steady and will take
ordinary business precautions. Atthe
same time men without capital, unless
thoroughly practical miners or skilled
workmen, are not wanted here, hard
times in other districts having already
driven too many here who are probably
practical book keepers or office men but
not used to the hardships. inseparable
from a new country like this.
���   Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc, Sandon
B. C. (I.il)
ASSAYING.      R011B1NS&   LANG.     AS-
sayors  to   War Kagle  and  Associated
Companies, Kossland (Hoi)
��� Brokers. Holel Spokane. Spokane, Wosli.
Telephone (>'-'7. 1105]
JJ.L   Mining and Sl\aru Brokers, Vancouver,
J-C.   Members Slock Exchange.
Commission and Kowurding Agents,
Wholesale Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions
Kovelstoko Station. (30.)
LIONEL  C.   BARl'V, Mining Broker of the
Victoria Stock Kxchango of British Col-
I umhia.  Ld. Lilly.    Ollice, 'ii Lnngloy  street,
Victoria, B. C. 374
Broker. Victoria, B.C. (Member of tlio
B. C. Slock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients
interests carefully guarded and settlements
promptly made. Sliaios at latest quotations.
Mr. C. H. Lugriu, of Seattle, formerly
editor* of the Times of that city, aud a
New Brunswicker has* written a long
letter to the St. Joh.n's.Globe. He asserts
that there are ' 60,000' native born Canadians iu western Washington, more
Canadians ia fact in the State of .Washington thau there are in the adjoining
province of British Columbia, and .yet if
the two- were compared, the Canadian
province far surpasses the neighboring
state in natural resources aud opportuni -
ties which capital, energy and.courage
can turn to good account. The province
is nearly four times as large as the State
and has,moie timber, more gold, more
silver, more coal, more iron, more copper
more extensive fisheries, - more "grazing
lands, probably no less area of. arable
lands and better geographical position
with respect to the growing commerce of
the Pacific, ocean thau the state to the
3911th of it. Yet Washington "has six
times at least the population of British
Columbia. Can the Canadian government and ' parliament attempt a more
patriotic task thau to discover a means
whereby the Canadian portion of tho
Pacific-Northwest can keep step with'its'
neighbor to the south in the great march
cfTprpgress which-has-nowrbegun. -^-������-
Christmas! Merry, merry Christmas:
How many times, the past month lias
that day of all days been thought of in
.Nelson, how many anxious little o.es,
aud those of larger growth as well, are
counting the. days till the happy 231 li?
Visions of toys, candies without limit
and all the dear familiar, privileges accorded children on this day from time immemorial. Hit through each childish
brain and brighten their visions at
night. God grant tbat there 's not oue
little child in all Nelson who wiil waken
on Christmas morning to learn that for
them there is no' Chri-tmas joy aud
happiness; that while others are display -
, Mr. AV.  Hamilton  Merntt, who lately
visited East and West" Kootenay  to a
Winnipeg Free Press reporter said, ''The
favorable development up to the present
is- but  the commencement of an important and   permaneut miueral production
that iu the aggregate will rival any other
in the world."    lie had however a some-
what moro conservative view of the situation    than   the   promoter,  and   mining
brokers  who  are our chief visitors from
the west. '' ''Every mining camp as a rule
only  produces a few mines out of innumerable prospects  aud. witli inadequate
capital, and lack of reliable information
he  fears that   the   greater   number   of
schemes now being offered to the public
will prove but 'wildcats' chiefly reared in
the United States territory.   lie thinks
it a   little short of madness to risk as
much  as the public appears to be doing
merely ou the vendor's reports and statements." .**
Mr. Hamilton Merritt" need, we think,
j be under 110 further fear as to the public
i iu ihe future satisfying itself as to the
��� real merit of any property; placed before
I i^. At any rate the newspapers of this
' district Lave spoken with no uncertain
' sound on this subject.
! A great many minds have been exer-
! cised as fo the exact definition cf "wild-
! cat.?," some properties so-called when
i first put on the market having,, since
' developed iuto what may prove good
j properties. But if the public before
! investing will satisfy themselves,- first
' as to the reliability of ihe promoters,
: second, that "the mine is paid for, crown
, granted, or the title perfect as far as the
vendors are cunceru&.l, third, that sufficient capital wilt be ptorided to put the
j mine on a shipping basis, thee they may
The Alberta Pla'indealer says: "Recent
comments of the Toronto Sun have been
unfavorable to the buildiug of the Crow's
Nest Pass railroad. It would seem as
though'4he Suu was one of those hidebound eastern papers that cannot see the
interests of the country that lies beyond
its-nose, but believes that the American
lines* between Spokane and liossland
furnish all the transportation, facilities
that Canadians should desire, "* Such
twaddle'makes us tired."  .- a
We have not seen the articles referred
to, but the Toronto Sua lias evidently no
idea of tbe large amount of busiuess that
would be opened up by the line in question. Should Mr. Blair, minister of
railways happen to pass through Toronto
I on liis return an interview with him
might possibly alter their views on the
subject.   .Failing   him,   let them send
NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made lo the Parliament of
Canada at its next session for an act to
incorporate a company,with power to
construct, equip, operate*' and maiutain,
either standard or narrow gauge railways,
for the purpose of conveying passengers,
freight aud ore, from a point at or near
Revelstoke, on tlie Canadian Pacific railroad, thence northward following the
valley of the Columbia river to a point at
or uear the junction of Canoe river; aud
.with power to construct, equip, operate
and maiutain branch liues aud all necessary bridges, roads, ways, ferries,
wharves, docks, and coal bunkers; aud
with power to build, own, equip, operate
and maiutain steam and other vessels and
boats; aud with power to build, equip,
operate and maintain telegraph and telephone lines iu connection with the said
railways tux. branches, and to generate
electricity for the supply of light, heat
and power; and with power to expropriate
lands for the purposes of the company,
and to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges
or other aids from auy government, municipality or other persons or bodies corporate, arid to make traffic or other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other
companies; and with power to build
wagon roads to be used iu construction
of such railways, and iu advance of the
same, and to levy and icollect tolls from
all parties using aud on all freight passing over auy such roads built by the
company, whether built' before or after
thc passage of the act hereby applied for,
aud with all other usual, uecessaro, or incidental rights, powers or privileges as
may be necessary or incideutal or conducive to the attainment of the above
objects, or anv of them.
Dated al the city of Victoiia this 14th
day of November. A. D. 1890.
.0*3.21-11.(5   Solicitors for the Applicants.
*.    Provincial Land Surveyor.
j H-l .	
lll.MXU. AGE--..
_SI-"*__*I_SO_Sr; Bl C-      [.'So]
Butter! Butter! Butter!
Have just received the  hirg-est consignment   of  Creamery
and Dairy Butter that e\"er cur.ic to Nelson.
Tea, Tea.   Coffee, Coffee.
Would like to call your attention  to   my selection  of Teas
that have just  arrived.   Tamilkanclc  and  Coombra Garden  Tea
���   also tho famous Kandapolla ...state Ceylon Tea, none equal,  trv
it once and you will not" use any other.
C. KAUFFMAN, The Grocer.
Telephone 26. Cor. I.aker and Josephine Sts.       W8
All   Kinds   of   Carbonated   Waters
P, O.   J3o>C   8S.
Telephone   31,
Grand Charity  Ball
In Aid of the Hospital.
Wednesday Evening, Dec. 23.
Tickets $2-  I{elres_iipei|ts Provided
Pai)c_ny   at   8.30  P.   M.
THOMAS MADDEN,  Proprietor.
Best Accommodations  in  the City
Dining Room,in Connection.
Ladies' and
Solid Oold,  Gold Filled
and Silver Watches
. lKSUKAX-E ami . - -J �� .
���OMMISSIO> A��JKVT.    "   ���
iviiisriisrG-   _-_g:e:���_���*-���_-   .
*;<>al Itivir, Onck <i-_t*k. SiilHr IHslil'l
mid Summit Civ.k |>r<i|i��*rli��..a a siu.ri.ilt.v.
l'r��i>~riy on line nt �����iw'< Sfcst I'nss ltiili*
rojul, local<_<l on ftoaf ltiver. on 11*1.
t'OIT<'H|(llll(l|.|l<C Sollcilcil.
40   Year-;   i:.\|>(.|i('i!(<'   ill   .111 iii ii K.   E\'|KT-
, IriKi'il    rr<_��|M-��-fors    Fnri.iislM.il   on. Short
tbeir young' man-nromid to tbe various j *s��U-��*.  Mi no i:.vi>rri.<i ami K��ii<>rt.<i on.
brokers'   offices   in Toronto" where  no I    ��=�����"'���* ������*"�����'<'���*. ��im>. <-*���* K. *Laii<i onici-
doubt" they will fiud people from West j "^IZ?'    "^ KOOTENAY'.B:C-
Kootenay capable of enlightening them j ��� ���: ���	
on the subject. ' ' " , *
Spokane citizens are agitating the question of establishing a'home in that city
for destitute meD, making it a center for
furnishing .them with work aud thus
making them self sustaining.
Christmas Toys
Christmas Presents
Puff Ad-
DR.  HALL,   has   removed
Ihis Office   and   Residence    to
ithe  Corner   of. Victoria   and
I-Josephine- Streets...       _03._-1.2--
No'Need For a'
We   Lead
Call aijc-
See   Us
also Vancouver
j CX of  Kootenay  will  be holden at Nelson
on Monday, the 14th dav ot January and at
  ."  ' Ros-land on Thursdav. the 18th day of January.
" - .   B. C. - Registrar of the Court.
[3S23    j Nelson, B. C, Deo. ltth, 183a 50M9-ie.fi
JACOB DOVER,     Jeweler.
All   Kinds,   Shapes,   Sizes   and   Prices
Just Opened.
Don't Forget our Clearing Sale of Ladies
TheP. 0. Store,    GILKER & WELLS.
iT-_!__so_sr __ -pilot _3___"_t.    =
Plum Puddings, American.and English! Sardines in
Oil, Butter,- Tomatoes.. Anchovies in Oil, Anchovie and
Bloater Paste. *. Machonochies Bloaters, Digby,,Chicks,
Deviled, Fresh, Kippered .and Spiced Herrings.. A
- Full Line of Crosse & .Black-well's Goods, and Huntley & Palmer's Biscuits. -      - ~.
Hudson's Bay Company,
British Columbia Southern Kailway
Company will apply to the -parliament of Canada, at it^ next session, for an Act to declare
the said liriti-h Columbia Southern Kailway
Companv to be a bodv corporate and politic,
within the .iurisdietioa of thc- Parliament of
Canada, and the company's railway to lie a
work for the Keneml advantage of Canada, also
to authorize the extension of the line of.the
said railway from its eastern terminus in the
Crow's Nest i'ass. across and over the eastern
boundary <f British Columbia, into the Province of Alberta, thence in an easterly direction
I Situate in the Illccillewaet Mining Division of
We^t Kootenay District. Where located,
oii thc north side of the Illeeillewaet river
boinjr a southerly extension of Isabella
Mineral Claim.
riiAICK NOTICK that I. N. P. Snowden act-
1. i'iik as aseat for Tho Lanark Consolidated
Minim; ic- Smoliinx Companv. limited,. Free
Miner's Certilieite N'o. 5S2l'j/ intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to thc Mining
I.coorderfor a c-.-rtilicate of improvements, for
to Ma.leod or to a point on tlie .mo of the Cal-   th(.,J[lr���0..t.of obtaining a Crown 8rant of the
'rr,r\* _m__ .^\r__.��In_-.rl T?m_w__v. and  t here to con-      , ..'_     ���,..-_. ~     ~ **
ary and Macleod Raihvay, and there to^ con- 1 ;tt>_-_v-_t ci-iiti.
.mil thence easterly l" |'"ind further take' notice that action, under
section ST. must be commenced before the issuance of hucli -r.Uflcate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of November, ISSO.
45.-U-7-C ,N. P. SN0WD-*.*>���'
nect willi the  same.
Solicitors for applicants.
��� Ottawa, l.th September, 1S0C.
U-M32. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER iq, 1896  18 DECEMBER 96  MM TU. WED THU  ^5  /���������y  2/  22  AS  22  29  IS  23  BO  IO  17  2f  3/  FRI  //  /S  25  &r  ��������� If tlicro was ono thins In all hor ox-  perienc. that Susanna Morton was heartily tired of, it was the evident and continuous purpose of mankind to permit,  her to remain a spinster.  . True, she had been one so long it  ���������rould. seem tliat sho should have become  Accustomed to it; but by some strange  fatality, -romon, that is, the majority of  ���������women, never accept their lot in this  Christian spirit which has won for them  tho endearing title of tho gontlor sex.  And Susanna Morton had put up with  lt just as long as sho was going to.  Four leap-years had passed hor by, and  she had submitted gracefully, bui. each  year less gracefully than she had dono  the year previously, and thero wero momenta in tho last of tho four when she  became almost desperate. Now that a  fifth had oome, her mind was made up.  She would tnke the reins of Cupid in her  own hands and drive that haruni-  soarura little rascal In a manner to suit  herself, She knew . hor good points, ouo  of which was that she was thirty-five  years old or thereabouts, aud possessed  a poise and balance no man who was  looking for a real sensible woman as a  wife could afford to disregard. In addition to this sho had���������what mon soldom  disregard���������a comfortable fortuuo.  It was this fortune that had bnen the  roal stumbling-block in the matrimonial  path of Susanna, and nob' any lack of  attractive qualities in her possession, for  she w-ns not homely, nor was she anything but charming. The fortune, liow-  . ever, which was hers from her sixteenth  birthday, had developed in hor a fear  that.men sought her for hor money and  not for herself, and, never having fallen  in lovo with any of hor courtiers, she  did not Iind it difficult to resist advances, believing, as she did, that men wero  mercenary wretches as a rule, and that  some day tlio one man in all tlie world  for her would appear and claim hor as  his own.  However, he did not appear, and he  continued not to appear, until Susanna  had reached au ago and a firmness of  character, to put it mildly, when her  fortune would havo to be at least doubled  to make her its attractive as she was at  twenty.  This knowledge had come to her gradually, but was none the less forceful on  that account, and sho was determined  not to'let this .leap-year pass without  results of a lasting character.  Of the men in her train thoro wero  perhaps half a dozen who woro eligible,  and any ono of whom would have made  a husband any woman could bo proud  of. But thoy were merely friends; uot a  man jack of them had over suggested  such a thing as matrimony to hor, and  possibly this was why sho liked them,  fcjo perverse is the nature of woman.  Among this half dozen was ono who  ���������found-tho-grcatest-^-favor���������in���������Susanna's -  .yes, tho others taking their positions  after him in regular gradation, and this  one Susanna selected ns her victim for,  leap-year, resolved to try all the others  in case of failure in the lirst instance.  Truly, Susanna was a desperate spinster.  - And no loss spry, i'or iu tho course of  his first calL in the uew year sho began  her operations! But it.- was a dreadful  task, and the evening passed without a  single stop taken forward. The eilort  had been made/ however, and" courage  always comes with effort.  When he _ eanib" again,-sho was so  wrought up over tho work before her  that her eyes sparkled and her cheeks  glowed in rosy color. _  v  "Why, bless your soul, Miss Susanna,"  ho said, "how prftty you look this evening."  He was ten years older than "she, and  always assumed that hloss-my-soul style  affected by elderly men.  "Oh, thank you, Mr. Culver," sho  twittered, "I'm suro you only think so.  I look just as t always look."  "Of course, Miss Susanna,only slightly  more so." He smiled, but thero was that  in tho tone which had the ring - of insincerity, or at least superficial and  society sincerity, which is very nearly  tho samo thing, and which made Susanna despise the flattery of meu that so  far had meant, to her no dissolution of  the continuity of hor spinstcrhood. .  Sho was good-natured about, it, how-*-  -ever,, and let Mr. Culver go on with  whatever ho had to say, for if there was  any mau who could make flattery any  more palatable to her * than any other  man, that man was Mr. Culver. But lt  was soon over, -and whon he had fixed  himself comfortably ih an easy chair  with which lie was familiar, he seemed  to have' forgotten whether Susanna  looked a fright or a fairy, and began  talking about all sorts of things.as people  do who talk for tho=merosake of talking.  At all events, that's tho way it presented itself to Susanna, and she felt the  spirit of desperation slowly creeping over  her. Sho took a long breath for encouragement, and tentatively turned the subject of conversation - upon the most recent wedding whieh had occurred iu  their circle.  "What a pair of fools they were aud  are,", said Mr. Culver, sententiouslv,  "to marry on nothing but his salary,  and that not big enough for two."    '  "But they are happy," argued Susanna, o  "I suppose so,"   Mr.   Culver  unwillingly admitted;   "it   takes   fools   to be  *--������py; wisa people know too much."  ���������t__r_ JOS. *W_9."  <mft������ti,onsd  S ____,__������_  A LEAP YEAR EPISODE.  nervo'iislj", for she reic tnaX sno was  launching herself at this* point upon an  unknown sea.  "I'm old enough to be," "Mr. Culver  frankly responded, for Mr. Culver's age  was r,no well known to be denied, and  too great to bo hid under a bushel.  "Isn't there something . somewhere  ahout tlie old i'onls being the biggest?"  laughed Susanna.  "But I'm not so old as that, yet."  "Ah!" and her eyes twinkled. "Is  yours ,,  ^Standing with reluctant feet,  Wheio thn silly seasons meet?' "  Mr. Culver assumed jl more serious air,  and there was no smile on his face when  ho replied; there" was rather a shadow  of regret.  "Yes, Miss Susanna," he said, "I do  not stand reluctant for I think If I had  been more of a fool In ono regard I  ���������would have been less of a fool in another,  'l'hur. is to say, a man is a fool to waste  his life selfishly as I have done."  This was the auspicious moment Susanna had been seeking. She would now  lead right up to the matter and find a  listener to her proposal.  "Why don't you marry, Mr. Culver?"  she asked with directness. "You arc not  too wise to consider the question, I  hope."  "Certainly   not,    Miss   Susanna,"   he  smiled. "I'vo beon considering lt for  twenty years."  "Then you ought to stop considering  it and pop it." Susanna laughed, and  Mr. Culver also,  "I hardly think I'll ever do that," he  said, seriously. "1 wouldn't know how  to go about it, to make my caso half  presentable. I've given myself tip, you  know, as a bad job."  "Somo of these new women will be  charging, down on you some of theso  days, teaching you the newer doctrine  that women havo the right to say  whether you have the right to do so as  you please witli yourself. In other words,  somo ono of t.liem will capture you in  spite of   yourself."  "Not much, thoy won't," asserted Mr.  Culver, with a great show of courage.  "If there is anything I don't want to  marry, it's a woinau with foolish notions  of rhnt kind."  Susanna's heart went down to her  shoos on the instant! Here was an insurmountable obstacle in her path, and  with Mr. Culver holding to suoh an  opinion, what good would a proposal be  from her, even if she should muster up  courage enough to make it. Tho thought  made her muto for a minute, and in  that minute a new scheme came, one  that had been there.before, too, but had  gone wool-gathering while she was beating about the bush with the new woman  idea.  "I think myself they ate horrid," she  said, with an effort to swallow something that- would not go down very  easily. "But there is tlie leap-year privilege. All women, new and old, can  claim that, and you mustn't forget that  this is a leap-year."  "I had forgotten it," he said, moving  his chair over into the far eovnor of tho  fireplace, but still not so far away that,  ho was out of tho pleasant influence of'  Susanna's nearness. He sat thero for an  instant making 'himself shiver with  terror, antl then he moved bacta, possibly  a littlo nearer than before.   '  "Forewarned is forearmed," she said;  "and now that I havo told you of the  dangers ahead, I hope you will profit by  my advice."  "Oh, I'm not afraid,"-he asserted iu  a good voice, "I'm just waiting for that  sort of thing. The custom or tradition,  or whatever you may call it, is an old-  fashioned one, and only an old fashioned  woman would think of it, and that is  the kind 1 want. So none of them had  better try it, unless sho moans business."  Surely no liner opening could bo presented to a young woman in hor mood  than this, and Susanna gave herself a.  shake and took another long breath.  The time had come, aud she was not  tlio woman to lose so glorious au opportunity.  "Mr. Culver," sho began, in a lirm  voico aud with great, earnestuess, "I  have lor a long time been thinkiug you  ought to marry, and I have even gone  as far a.s to select just such   a woman as  I think would suit you. I havo had two  or throe nonsultatious with her, and she  is willing that I should present the matter to yoii, because I know you so well,  and you will understand it better from  me than if she should present it herself."  Whon she was about to proceed further  with hor remarks, Mr. Culver showed  iigns of real anxiety,- and arose to his  feet.  "Miss Susanna," he exclaimed, "don't  say another word. Really, I cannot  listen to it."  "But I must say it to you,"* she in-  ��������� sisted, because, as it seemed to her, that  was .the proper way to conduct a successful courtship, and now tlmt. she had  begun it, she most decidedly wished it  to lie successful.  "I tell you I won't hear it. This is  entirely unexpected, and I am sure nothing in my conduct has ever warranted  you in broaching this subject to ine."  Mr.' Culver was very evidently in earnest, and Susanna almost chuckled to  herself, for this was the very way young  women acted under the circumstances in  which Sir. Culver was placed. All it  needed now was a little more coaxing,  and Susanna nerved herself for tlie final  pop.  "Perhaps you havo nob thought so,"  sho said in her softest voice, "but to mo  there has cvor been a desire to say to you  what I am now saying. Mr. Culver���������  John," and Susanna came very close to  him, notwithstanding she -was so ueiv-  ous slie hardly knew what to do.  "Hold on, Susanna, hold on," he exclaimed. "Confound it!" (that shocked  her, for she know no girl ever talked  that way under such circumstances,  however much she must have thought it)  "I don't want you to be talking in any  other woman's interest. There is only  oue woman in the world, that I want,-  and���������and-and���������" Mr. Culvor was getting nervous himself now,, and Susanna  gasped. "And���������oh, Susanna/)" he said,  desperately, "don't you know that woman is you? You, Susanna. Don't "you  know it is you?"  Mr. Culver caught Susanna's two  hands in bin, and looked into .her two  eyes with such a pleading, pathetic, intense sincerity chat all her plans were  consumed like straw in a Gcrce blaze,  and Eho simply tumbled into his arms  and let him finish the proposal she  thought sho had begun in such a masterly manner.  And Mr. Culver finished it with glittering success, much to the relief of Mill  Susanna Morton, spinster.  No man o*& be  provldeat  of Mm time  who U net piafeat in _**���������  ofcdk*  Q|"fcfe  OOtTlp���������g.  GAZETTE NOTICES.  IKrom the U.-C. Gazette of 3rd Dec, l-'.*-J  NEW   INCORPORATIONS.  . J.nli.-li Columbia Development Assooi'  a'in..., Ld (ion.._,Mi) Capital ..10,000 in  293 share. ; 10S shares at ������50 ercli, 100  shun", of .-leach. Head oilice in England.  The Bruce Gold Mining Co., Ld. Capi-  tnl. SI ,000,000 in $1 shares. Hend office  iu Rosslaiirl. Directors, A S. Goodeve.  A. N. Paitersi.n, W. H. Goodeve. of Ross-  lam*!; E. Tot-run, Guclpl-.-fc*. linden, of  Trail. .. .   ���������        .   ���������  Tho Ciomwi-ll Mining and Kndop-  ment Co.l/J. Uapitiil, Sl,-M,00Uin SI  shares. He.id clliee, Kosshinil. Di rector?,  A. S. Stein, Chicago, 11!., \V. II*. Kite, H.  I). Cover, J. A. Seaman, W. .1. Giveu, of  Rosslaml.  Dnrdnnr-llfs Mining and Milling Co.,  Ld. Capital, fcl,(i(Mi,0C0 in .$1 i-liares.  Head olhce, Kaslo.. Ditectwrs, J. 11. Mc-  Arthnr, A. B. Irvine, of Hosslmid. A. L.  McClaiuc, of Kpokatie. '  Dundee Gold Minii g Co., Ld. Capital,  81,000,000 in SI shine.. Head office in  liossland. Directors, Chas Dundee, J. L.  l'aiker, W. A. Gnllahcr, R. Scott, E.  Kennedy, all of Ro.sJniid.  Golden AVedge Mining Co., Ld. Capital, 81,500,000 in SI ehaies. Head office  in Rossini.-,. Directors, W. J. Nelson, ,T.  S. Clute, jr., E. Bowes, H. V. N, Stevenson, of Kossland, C- S. Warren, of Butte,  Montana.  Peoria Mining aud Milling Co., Ld.  Capita], $1,000,000 in ������1 shares. Head  ofiice, Rossland. Directors, "W. W.  Spinks. of Vernon, J. E. Crnne, New  Westminster, E. J. Bealey, A. S. Good-  eve, of Rosslaud.  The Royal Five Gold Mining Co., Ld.  Ciipilil, St,500,000 ii. 81 shares. Head  (���������(lice, itosslnud. Directors, 1). W. Hig:  gins, of Victoria, Ross Thompson,'J. Y.  Cole, S. T. Lnugley, J. T. Repass of  Ro.slnnd.  Sultana Gold Mioing, Co. of Biitish  Columbia, Ld. Capital, 81,000,000 in 81  shares. Head office, Rosslaud. Directors  W. J. Nelson, J. S. Clute, jr., E. Bowes,  H. V. Stevenson, of Rossland, C. S. Warren, of Butte, Montana.  THEY FAVOfi IT.  The Iti-siilciils of lli.lln   Waul   a jtlruiiclil  Line l������ Koolenay.  Representatives ofthe piomolers of the  Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway and Navigation company, with the  engineers and surveyors of the com puny  went to Lfiduer's Lnudiug last week to  address tho electors with a view to gaining tlieir support and endorsement.  There was a good attendance of business  men-' Mr. McLean spoke at length of  the enterprise and said the proposed road  was to join the coast of British Columbia  with mining distiicts by railway with a  ferry to Victoria. It wonld go through  Delta municipality, in whioh wasLaduer's  Lauding, up through the Hope mountains  lo the Columbia river. Another line  from Vancouver would join it south of  the Fru.er liver. The distance \r;is about  400 miles. When trade demanded it the  li_c would be. extended to the eastern  boundary of British Columbia. If the  trade of the mining distiicts once got  diverted east it would be hard to bring it  west. The company would proceed as  soon as the necessary legislation iind  financial aid could be gamed from the  government. In a year a" d ;i half the  road could be running.  The Delta people were heartily iu favor  of a direct railway to the Kooteuay aud a  resolution was carried to request their  representatives in both Dominion and  I'rovincial parliaments to use their  influence to 'hat end.  MISSING LE E0I SHARES.  They Turning up in Hie iNlati* nf Hie late  T. M. Hiisk)-.  For some time the Le Roi management  has been endeavoring to trace two blocks  of-tocks, in facteversince thefamou.mine  became a dividend payer. One block has  come to light nmoug the effects of V. M.  Massey.of Spokaue. He had given it to  the Citizen's National Bank as collateral  for a loan of ������8.0. They putitupas'security  to the Chambersburg Bank of Pennsylvania. When the Citizen's bank went  into the hands of a-receiver the note was  sent back to Spokane attorneys. The  stock did uot accompany it but came to  light-afterward and was forwarded.  The valtieis about $8250, with accrued  dividends, placing the stock at ������0.50 per  share. The claim of tlie bank is $1,000  so $2,250 will be left f>>r the childreu of  Massey. The stock will be sold in Spokane at public auction on December 28th.  .1   Slocnii  ('i>iiii>:iiiy.  Notice is published of application to be  made for the incorporation of a company  to supply light, heat aud power at points  iu or near Slocan City nnd liraudoD, with  power to operate tramways in said cities  and within a radius of 15 miles. Also to  establish water works iu said cities, by  use of water from Lemon, Springer and  other streams near by.  Hied in S|iokiiiii'.  On Saturday last Mrs. Adeline Bricke  died at the Spokane hospital of pneumonia aged 45. She was en route from  New Westminster to this city where she  has relatives.  Tlie ������:<iveriioi������<i������'niral :st Calgary.  Last week his excellency, Lord Aberdeen opened the- uew Protestant Industrial school erected on the bank of the  Bow "River, about four miles south of  Calgary. The school is uuder the con  trol of tbe Bishop of Saekatcbewan, aud  thecommittee of the church of England  Indian Missions. Declaring the school  open Lord Aberdeen mentioned lhat he  himself was the chief of the Six Nationp,  aDd welcomed his brother chiefs present.  As an 'illustration of the fact of the success of Indian schools he mentioned that  they provided the music al the last Regina exhibition aud that the Indian boys  at Regina and Llkhorn had earned S1000  harvesting and helping neighboring farmers the past *year. He paid a well  deserved compliment to Indian Commissioner Forget for the ii.*partiality exercised by him in the discharge of tbe  duties of his office. His excellency then  declared the school formally upened for  the reception of pupils. .  VICTORIA, B.C.  KOOTENAYBRANCH  NELSON, B. C.  LONDON, ENG.  TURNER, BEETON & GO.  WHOLESALE   MERCHANTS,   SHIPPERS   AND  IMPORTERS.  SOLE  -AlG-iEnSTTS   UTOie.  Boiitellenu & Co., Barbezieux, France, Brandies  G. Preller .t Co., Bordeaux, France, Clarets and Sauternes  William Jameson, Dublin, Irish AVhiskev  Robert Brown, Glasgow, Scotland, Fouk Ciiow.v Scotch  M. B. Foster ft Sons, London, -'Bugle Brand" Bass'   Ale  aud Guiuess' Stoat.  Cockburn. Smithes & C>., London and Oporto, Port Wine  Henry Thomson & Co., Newry, Ireland, Irish Whiskey  The   Okanngan   Hour Mills Co., Ld.,  Armstrong, B.^C.  Flour and Feed  Kilburn & Co., Calcutta, Ore Bags  J. S. Fry & Sons, Bristol, Cocoa  Geo. W-flteubolm & Sons, JA., Sheffield, Cutlery  .Tonns Brook _& Bros. Meltham Sewing Cotton  ..,,, _ ,      Rossell & Co., Sheffield, Drill Steel  W J- Johnson ,_ Co., Liverpool. Compass Brand Bass  ��������� 'and Guiness'Stout  Boord & Son, Loudon, Old Tom Gin  Heidsieck & Co., Reims France, "Monopole" Champagne  H.   Corby,    Corbyville    Distillery,    Belleville,    Ontario,  Rye AVhiskies  Pease, Son & Co., Leith, London, and 'Darlington, B  Scotch Whiskey  C.lossman & Co., Bordeaux, France, Clarets  Pabst Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Bottled Beer  Or. Jagers Sanitary Woollen Co., London  Doultou it Co.,' Lambeth, Drain Pipe.  Alo  O. S.  STOCK  OJL_RRIE_D  _A.T   _ISr_BI_SO_DT.  Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Cigarettes, Dry Goods, Ore Bags. Granby Rubbers  Okanagan Flour, 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-  NELSON PLANING MILL.  NOTICE,  All accounts due the undersigned are  to be paid be'ore December 31st., otherwise tbey will be placed in my solicitor's  bands for collection.  483-12-11-G. ,     THOS. GRAY.  &  FANCY DRY GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  NEW YORK MODES  Mifs. Mclauqhun,    Josephine St.  47612-12-6       BET. BAKER __ VERNON STS.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD INO. I.  Going West. Daily Going Kast.  Leave ������.00a.m.   Kaslo Arrive 3.50p.m.  "     8.3(5 a. m.   South Fork       "      3.15 p.m.  "���������    O.-Gp.m.   Sproule's "      2.15;p.iii.  "      9.51 a, m.   Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m  "    10.03 a. in.   Bear Lake '       1.48 p.m  "10.18a.m.   McGuigan "      1.3 p.m  "    10.30 a. in.    Bailey's ".?    1.21 p.m  "    10.3!) a. m.   Junction "      1.12 p.m  Are.  10.50 a. m.   Sandon Leave   1.C0 p.ir  Subject to change without notice.      '-  For  rates and  information   i>pp >   at thc  Company's offices.  UOBT. IRVING, It. W. BRYAN.'  (261) - Trallic Manager. Superintendent.  STATE ORE  Sampling Works  1*. S. BAIL.Y, Prost.  JOS. MONNIC, Sec.  "Established  1880. _  A general Ore Market.   Larnest Works in  Colorado.   Modern _MHI< and .Hhi-JiIih-i.' ut  Denver, Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk.  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  Write for our reference book.   Address  STATE OBE SAMPLING CO.  Gol(J Bullion Bought.   347       Denver, Colorado.  West      l(ootei)ai)  putcher Co.  rVelsoi)   ai)4  Saj|<loi).  All kinds of  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  -    WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  E. C. TRAVES,   MANAGER!!  BAKER STREET,   NELSON, B. C.  E. 5. 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.  Po ijol Monkey With Wildcats.  Will be pleased to   answer  any business   enquiries.  [421]  Baker St.  'Tel.-ai.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  WI_ HAVE ON HAND A FULL LINE OK  SKATES.all sizes  BIED CAGES  HANGING LAMPS  BANQUET LAMPS  POCKET KNIVES  CARVERS  FULL LINE OF ALL COOKING UTENSILS.  COMPLETE STOCK OF MINERS' AND BUILDERS' HARDWARE.  ** CALL SOLICITED. (102) PRICES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION.  USEFUL  CHRISTMAS  GIFTS.  NOTICE.   -    ;e  NOTICK IS HEIIEBY GIVEN that applica-  I ion will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of British Columbia, at its next session, for an net enabling the Noble Fire Consolidated Mining and Milling Company  (Foreign) to appropriate 500 inches of .the  waters of Cody Creek in the Slocan Mining  Dirision. West Kootenay District, to erect  flumes for tho purpose of operating a concentrator, electric light plant, power drills and all  other purposes usual, necessary or incidental  to the mining or milling of ores, for the usual  powers of expropriating lands for such purposes.  Noiilk Five Cgnsolilat-d Mixing ano  (157-11.11.6)  Milling Co., (Fokkion)  NOTICE.  We tbe under.ijr-ed bnve this day  dissolved partnership by mutual consent.  All debts due the firm of F. Irviue & Co.  are' to be paid to Fied Irviue, who will  settle all liabilities against said firm.  .  c. A ( F. Irvine,  isig-aea *j Fred Richardson.  Witness:   II. G. Irvine. *  Nelson, November lOtU. 189G.  The business will be continued tinder  the firm name of F. Irvine & Co.  F. IRVINE.  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 our generous inducements for ihe Xmas trade. We do a  legitimate business on business principles���������No peddling. We* are too busy to write long adds and  *-"'    quote-pnce_-bu"tT:o^  vinced  that our  goods   are  at  the   top  notch  and.  prices right.  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.  Xmas     Goods.  Before purchasing your Toys and Christmas Goods do not  fail to inspect our stock. We bong-lit Coy Cash in thc cheapest  market in America and are thereby enabled ^to sell at unprece-  dentecHy low prices, which we :ire doing" for cash only.  WK  HAVE A  SPECIAL LINE  IN  Christmas XLxcc ������rnaments >  CALL AND SEE THEM AT THE  INlelsoi) PrUg Store, Pa ker SL  471.8-11-0  A First Class Meal  Iaternational Navigation  ant-Trim Co., Li  KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER, 1J.C.!  i  WINTER SERVICE,  1896-7 ;  This Company's new Steamer Inter-'  national leaves Kaalo 7:30 a.m, for)  Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Balfour and Nel- '���������  sou. Returning, leaves Nelson 3i)0 p. in.,;  on all week days. j  JAS. WAUGH,    GEO. ������. HaYWARD, ;  Parier. Master,    j  At the most reasonable prices at tho VIENNA ..AKERV  and RESTAURANT. Bread, Cake, Pies. Buns. Rolls,  Etc.     Also   a   irood   assortment   of   Candies   and   Cigars.  Lunches put up to order.  Jo hi}  Hunter,   Proprietor  170-12-12-0  Jlaker Street,  M. R. SMITH $ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  W'-RITIEG    .FO'-R,   PBICE   JLIST.  VICTORIA        -        B.C. <212)  j' THE MINER, NELSON, B. C,  SATURDAY, DECEMBER t9,   1S96.  and it has oome. I see God's hand in  this war. His v/iT.th must be quonched  in blood. Wo aro given over to onr idols  as a nation, and ho "will oonsumo them  in the i'aniaces of war. Brother Bradley is about right, and I shall pray that  his lapse from graco may bo brief. "  For two weeks after this tho crowds  kept away from tho blacksmith's shop,  and thero appeared to be quiet in tho  hills, but every one i'elt tliat it was the  quiet that preceded tho storm. News  camo that Hot Magoone, who had formerly lived in tho Tennesseo mountains, had gono south with a band of  his followers, and somo people draw  comfort from this, but Bradley would  shako his head and say:  - "They'ro u-comin. Zollicofl'or is raisin a army down thar by tho border, and  they're a-comin." And the blacksmith  was right. ���������-  In the latter part of November, 1SC1,  the mountaineers of southeastern Kentucky -wore again in a stato of great  ahmn. Rumors of a Confederate invasion along tho lino of the Cumberland  river wero rife, and wild and entirely  baseless stories of the cruelties perpetrated by Zollicoft'er's men, at Zollicof-  fer's order, were firmly believed. Now  and then a ragged refugee from farthor  south found protection and a stopping  place with Bradley, and theso men told  their stories of suffering and escape  only to increase tho honor and indignation of their brethren along the upper  Cumberland. r,  One day a Union' man, who livod  about lo miles south of the Crossing,  camo running down to the blacksmith's  shop with tho news that Hot Magoone,  ���������with a company of mon who called him  "captain," was in Laurel county, and  that be was cither killing or forcing  into his ranks ovory Union man ho  met. As Bradley had been expecting  this, he could not bo surprised. In anticipation of just such an occurrence,  and the better to assemble the Union  men within reach, he had caused piles  of dry wood to be gathered on tho high-  . est hills for miles round, the-smoke by  day or the flame by night being thc signal to the Union men that they must  gather at the Crossing.  As soon as the sun had gone down  ..that night Bradley and a few of his  friends went np to the peaks and lighted tho fires. On his way back he stopped  at. Father Peters' house and said in his  blunt way: . *���������'  "The time fo' fightin hez come, thank  the Lor, fo' hit can't bo moah killiu  than the worryinand waitin. Now,  git together all the thiugs we ken tote,  and we'll fotoh 'em ��������� down to niy phico.  Thar'll bo no use in lockin up what's  left behind, ef tho doggone curs ez is  a-comin har wants to steal 'em. Now,  let we uns hurry.''  Father Peters and his family saw tho  necessity for action. There was no nervousness on his part, sio groans or outcries from tho women. They gathered  np each a change of clothes and the few  little things that are precious because of  association rather than lor thoir intrinsic value. Tho blacksmith prepared a  great load of meal and bacon for himself to carry. Then the stock woro turned  out of the in closure, so that they might  bo able to find water, if need be, for  themselves. The doors were closed, but  not looked, and then, with tho great  fires burning on tho hills about them,  tho little party started down to tho  Crossing.    .��������� ..  By 10 o'clock that* night 31 men and  half as many women, the latter wives or  sweethearts, had assembled in thc blacksmith's shop. ' Those from thc farthest  points south had seen the Confederates,  and there could be no doubt as to their  purpose or their destination.  Bradley sent out pickets���������"spies," he  called them���������to give warning of tho ap  " proacirof the'enemyr Tii6n_ho started-a-  firo in. the forge, fastened a.few tallow  dips to tho black* walls, and, having  commanded attention, ho' stood up oil  the anvil block and shouted:  "Boys, what shall we uns do, retreat  fo' the no'th or stand and fight?"  This was followed by a few seconds  of a silence so intense that every man  could bear thu beating of liis own heart,  and" with  frightened  eyes  the women  looked from face, to face.    At length a  "strong, clear, familiar voice rang out.   .  "In the name of tho great Jehovah,  we will stand and fight!"   ..  ���������' All eyes turned in the direction of the  sound, but not to ascertain tho speaker.  Into tho full light ofthe forge, which u  breast a email United States flag that  he had carried off among the precious  things from,his house. He always hung  it over the meeting houso door on Washington's birthday and tho Fourth of July, so that tho pcopl.-- '-.ew it. Indeed  it was tho ouly ting t/_ tho Union a majority of them had ever seen, but its  rarity seomed to intensify their devotion to it.  Standing iu their midst, Father Peters called on ovory man who was willing to swear allegiance to the.Union to  uncover liis head and take hold of a  margin of the flag with his right hand.  "This was promptly done by every man  in tho smithy.  "Now, my friends, I want each man  to repeat his name aloud when I repeat  mine and to say my words after me.  Aro you ready?"  A hoarse, solemn "Yes" was the response.  "I, Robert Petors," every man shouted his nanio and raised his faco to tho  black rafters of tho smithy, "in the  presence of Almighty God, do invoke  his aid and pray that ho may set against  my name in the eternal records this tlio  solemn oath whioh I herein take of my  own froo will and accord: Tliat I, from  rhis time on, devoto my best efforts and  strength, and if need bo my life, to the  maintenance of tho Union of my fathers; that by night and by day, early  and late, in summer's sun and winter's  snow, I will work for the restoration of  tho seceded states to tlio Union and  consider suffering and privation a pleasure in this effort. Goods and land's,  hands and life I soloinuly devote to this  holy purpose. And if called on to battle I will battlo as did tho children ef  God of old till tho flag of our fathers,  of ourselves, and of our children, floats  again in glory over every foot of our  land. So help mo, God, and give me  strength to keep this my most solemn  oath and obligation."  And this oath in that blacksmith's  shop that night_was the origin of tho  mighty Union league, which soon after  numbered its secret adhorents by the  millions.  A few words and signs, to enable  Union mon to toll each other at night  as well as in tho daytime, wero agreed  on. Then tho old clorgyman asked if  they wonld unite with ! him in prayer.  Every man, including strong Dick  Bradley, knelt down in tho cinders and  ashes, aud even tho man working the  hollows knelt, though he did not cease  his efforts.  And as Father Peters prayod shots  were heard up tlio hill. This was followed by cries of alarm, and with whito  faces the pickets came running in,  shouting a.s they ran:  ' 'Hot Magoone 1 Het Magoone and tho  gang!"  The meu extinguished tho lights in  tho smithy, seized their rifles and rushed  out. The beacon fires had died out along  tho hills, but to tho south thero could  be soon a newer lire." It. came from tho  direction of the clergyman's house. A  low minutes of watching and all doubts  were at rest, for the flames broke out  through tlio roof, and tho huniblo homo  where Father Peters hoped to end his  days was in flames.  MINING TRANSPEKS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nomina sum of $1 Is to be understood.)  Kuslu.  Dec 5-  Jenuie E, Peacock Coper, Coper Glance  ���������Joseph Swanson   to J E Bigham, % iu  each, $50.  Dec ')���������  Montrose   %,   Great  Bend  %���������E   B  Harding to Archie Fletcher.  Little Two���������Archie Fletcher to   E B  Harding, }{.  Globe and Anticline���������"VV R Winstead  to Catharine Ross, % in.each.  New Denver.  Nov SO���������'     ,    .      ������  Alturus���������All A O Wilson's interest,  Sheriff Robinson to McMillan & Hamilton, ,$150.  '   Bell Fra.tiou���������P Bates to H Dahitig,  ������800..  S lver Bell aiid Hustler���������P J   Hicky  j reports an option made Nov 16.  !    Inverness���������E A Cameron to J Ol3en, %  ' 8100.  Ethel Fraction���������R Ewin to J H Ewiu,  $50. -   . *  Comal-.-R Burner to A Dick and A B  McKenzie,  Enterprise Fraction���������R M Covington  to J A Finch 850.  Dec 1���������  Ocean group���������H Stege, H Cleaver, W  K Richmond to A Dick aud A B McKenzie, bond on i-f, $37,500.  Alice Fraction, Jennie Fraction, Spokaue, Last Chance No _���������Jus McDouell  to P Welsh, agreement.  Last Chance No 4, Spokane���������lt Welch  lo J A McDon.ll."  Alice Fraction���������G  O Foss to J A McDouell. .     -���������  '  Spokane group���������G O Foss to J A McDouell.  Dec 2���������  White Rose���������D D McPherson to A R  Johnston.  Black Bess���������A McMillan to A R Johnston.  Moimtain Scenery aud Cuba���������J C Butler, C C McNichol to W "W Dines, boud,  $35,000. ..  Battle Axe-W -.allughan to A D Williams nnd D C McDonald.  F L C���������F Lo.Costo to G M SoRelle, J_  Constant���������R Langill to J A Stewart %  Constant���������R Langill to J McKaskill, #  $103.  Sandou���������J P Miller to J Skallennide,  1-6 $50.  Silver Bell and Hustler���������M S Tucker  et al to P J Hickey, option.  Conn th and Maintomah���������A J Murphy,  J Gilhooley to Mclvor Campbell,- %,,  $1,066.60.  H. J. EYANS ������ Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  WHOLESALE    MERCHANTS.  ���������WXJ_T_ES-   SPIEITS,   CIGAES  Blacksmith Coal, Coke, Steel Rails, Fire Brick, Cement, etc.  f BROWN'S "SPECIAL 3 STAR" SCOTCH WHISKEY  SOLE AGENTS FOR {MITCHELL'S "LONDON SPECIAL"      "  "MULLM0RE"  "Jn Qod's name, Brother Bradley!"  itrong arm kept blowing, walked Father  Peters, with the battlo light in his eye3  and a rifle in his hand. A moment of  awed silence; then the blacksmith  ihouted:  ���������  "For Father Peters, boys! Cheor!  D���������n you, cheer!"    v'!  And they did cheer and swung their  hats, and their eyes blazed till it seemed as if- there were no further need of  the tallow dips or the blue flames of tho  forge-  "My friends," said Father Peters,  "God is watching and not listening  now, and so t- prayer must be an act.  Tonight, perhaps within the hour, wo  shall be called on to strike a blow for  the Union under the lead of Brother  Bradley.   Are you all ready to do it?"  "We uns are!" was tho response, given as one man.  "And are you ready to swear to this?"  "Yes!" with thrilling emphasis.  The old clergyman dr������w from hi*  CHAPTER III.  THF, MISSrONjMlV'S END.  Tho gang under Hot Magoone, who  set fire to Father Peters' houso and outbuildings, wero more prudent than valorous, tor whilo they well knew that  they outnumbered rhrco to one the Union men gathered nt Bradley's Crossing,  they, did not care to risk a fight with  the littlo forco undor tho lead of the  blacksmith.  Duriiifr tlie years that strong Dick  Bradley had "counted himself n Christian," and spoken in meeting of himself  as "a brand snatched, from tho burning, " and "tho chief of sinners,". be-  canso~of "hiK-past.-he���������found-his^sorest  trials in his constant effort to subdue to  the spirit tho combative yearnings of  tho flesh. When, through the teachings  of Mrs. Peters aud Ella, ho had"learned  to spell his way. through a chapter in  tho.Bible, lie found his greatest delight  iu the records of J'nslujaV. battles with  tho Canaanites, or tins story that told  how tlie shepherd boy, David, left his  flocks-on the hills to meet the champion  of the Philistines, and snlwcquently roso  by his slri!l and valor to be the king of  a great nation. Ho liked to road of how  Christ mado a whip and drove the money changers from the tcmplo far moro  than he did to ponder over tho sermon  on tho mount.  "Ho would often say to mo," said  ..Miss Peters in telling tho story of this  remarkable man, " 'I reckon tho Bible's  all right, Ella, aud hit ain't fo' a pore,  mia'ablo sinner liko me to hanker to  make any changes in hit. I'll allow hit  couldn't bo improved fo' them ez lives  in cities whar thar's lots of churches  and schools and them things, and whar  folks .isn't, 'bleeged to toto ahms, but  thar's some' -parts of hit that sticks in  my craw and goes plum' agin the grain  of my natur.' " -  On being asked what parts theso wero  he said:  "Waal,,,.thar's that one that sez,  'Whoever "smites yo' on the right cheek,  turn the other, so's he kin get a whack  at that.' Now, sensu I've been a Christian I've put up with" right, smart of  Knitiu from a doggone lot of curs that  took advantage of my bein kinder helpless, fo' that's jest what religin does fo'  a man in these mountains, but I don't  think, ef I was to. go to hell fo'. hit,  that I could- bring myself to invite a  feller to smote mo on the left cheek after he'd knocked me on the right. I draw  the line at one cheek. Ef any folle-r  tried it on two, I'd t'.rgit my religin,  and he'd iiave coz fo' to grieve.  "Then there's that p'int 'bout lovin  one's enemies. I've alius thought ez  how that must have slipped into the  good book by mistake, for hit aiu't  narral. VII allow Father Peters inout  do bit, fo' he's so chuck full of religin  he ain't got no room fo' nothin else,  tut pore sinners liko me must go on  a-gettin a heap of solid comfort from  not lovin thar enemies, but a-hatiu 'e__  like blaze-."  Concluded on Page 7.  BlIHSlllllll.   .  Dec2-;*        '     -  Liou, I X L���������II Marymont to Geo  Lynch, 14 iu each.  Great Ida���������II Hatke lo E A Chambers  et al.  Suimyside���������A B Railtou to.C GReeder  Yerka-Hugh McRae to A H Buchanan  April Fool���������G Bntsch to A H Buchanan.  Goldeu Hope-J F Reilly to T Kelly.  Golden Dawn���������A G Boggs to T R Morrow, %.  Irou Peak���������J II Cox to L E Holt, %.  Dec 3-  Creole, Gypsy���������Geo Atchison to J C  Bishop, }������ in each.  Comet���������FX Ganthier to J E Jackson,  $4000. -     *       "  Frank Town���������M A Graves to DT  Johnson, }������.  Robert Bruce, Free Silver, Enema C,  Southampton���������Johu H White jr, to Kossland Trail Creek Mining Co.  Island Belle, Golden Crown���������A AVilson  et al to same Co.  Cosmo-Chas Erickson to Crescent .Dry  Goods Co. %.  Opal���������Robt McCann to A Lewis,,, **_-������.  Amphiou���������W Simpson et al to Chas S  Askew, 1-6. _  Flint���������F V Fercival to A B Acorn et  al.   * ���������      _     ��������� .   ,  ������������������    -  Dec 4���������  Montana No 2���������R Hunter to W F Tye.  Doonside (fr)���������N P SnoWden to Lillooet  F R & C G Fields, Ld.  . Knlton���������J H Fox to Geo O'Keefe, %  Esther���������G Hepton to R Neill, %.;   .  ,Lily May���������O ltordean  to F Watson et  al ***->��������� ' '  ���������  -���������^-^������������������-__--,���������_^,.���������  W. J. G. DICKSON,^^^  -^^^^=^^REAL ESTATE & MINING BROKER.  Building Lots for Sale on Baker and Vernon Streets.  Stores and Residences for Sale or Rent.  Residence Lots for Sale in Addition A and all parts of the town.   oust te_r,_m:s   MINING- PROPERTIES and MINING STOCKS For Sale.    .  INFORMATION GLADLY GIVEN.  CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED,  BAKER STREET,    NELSON.  Noonday���������C A Baldwin ct al to Frank  Watson.  Diamond  Dust���������Wm Newton  et al to  Frauk Watson.      "���������  Stock   Exchange-���������J   A   Pounder    to  Ottawa GM Co Ld.  Goideu   Cross  >_,'Duluth 1-10���������Ben  Finnell to John Callatto. .  Dec 5-      - * - -'"        ,  Summit, Elgin���������Jas McKay et al to  Vicior Carr. "  Medford���������Ole Johnson  to   W T McDonald, J{\.  |    Pbrtlaud-ll PHeacock to O D Francis  I (in trust)  1    Black Foot, Cashier���������Throu Thronson  i to Harry Hanson, _ in each.  :    Albanv���������W T Rutherford   to A Mc-  iNish, 1-5. =     ,  Ida May���������J F Ritchie to Jas Hunter.  Florence S, Oswego���������W H   Sheffield  to Thomas Gee. "��������� ��������� -  Pelmar-John Peterson to  W T McDonald. r���������  Weudal���������Ole Johnson   el   al to W 1  McDonald.         -              -  Medford 13-16, Weudal 7-8, Pelmar 7-8  ���������Wr T McDonald to R Dalby Morkell jr.  Abe Lincoln  No 1���������Frank Guse to E  G.rmoud, *.*-<. 3700.  * Gopher���������lioss Thompson, iidministra-  tor, to D M Linnard, all interest.  Gopher���������-Wm Perdue to b M Linnard,  H-  -; Gopher���������J - C   Spellman   to D M Linnard }/{.   "   ' ���������'  Gopher���������J L -Warner ��������� to Paul Gaston,  1-16,  Gopher���������S������ W Cowau to Paul Gaston,  all interest.  Gopher���������Paul Gaston, trustee, to. D M  Linnard, 27-32.  : Dec 7���������-  Red   Eagle���������John   Corrigan   to   Red  Eagle Gold Mining Oo. Ld.  j    Ruby���������L 1j Devoiuto J Fyfe. .$300. .  '    Summit and Elgin���������Victor Carr to J T  ! Carney. '  !Dec_-  i ��������� Buena Vista and Sante "Maria���������F 1-  ! Lautz to A H McKay, % in each..  I    Cumberland, Siroc, and Ontario���������D. S  i Fot-eringliam to  Ontario  Gold Miuing  I Co. all iuterest.  j Dip���������Bruce Craddock to Chas Mills ,_{  j Knight of the Forest���������A "White to C M  j Carpenter," J?,'.  ��������� Rustler-Fiank McCoy to Algoma G  ; M Co, all interest.  I Black Rock���������Fred M "Wells to A W  ': Anderson, trustee.  ;    Potiatch-P Carr to J C Spellman, J_.  *    Jumbo���������O M Hand to R J Cameron,  S2.''.  , Minnesota���������Eli Levalley to R J Cam-  i eron, i������  Atwood���������A Zackmau et al to A D Provand, ;}.  Dec 9���������  Standard No 3���������J J Henegar to Chester Glass. ���������  Mogul No ,1 nnd  Olympia���������Chester  Glass to Delaware M and M Co.  Grand Union���������Johu   Herod   to  J   G  Williams, M. ..,,,,.,  Queen���������.)   A Brewer to J G Williams,  "Queen  and Grand Union���������J   G Wil- j  liams to __."��������� McCarthy % iu Gi'xh-      . '  Mabel���������Fred Liuige to AV L Davis, M-  Mabel���������W, E  Davis  et   al   to Geo 11  Campbell. ���������  Ruby aud Beauregard���������W A Campbell to Geo II Campbell. -  Baldhead and Mountain Kee���������A L  Pawvie to Chas H Hunt. .,-,,.,  Swan���������J M O'Toole aud John A I lett  to Fhira Miller.  Cauada���������W   C   McDougall to  Uora  M-M-1'- ...���������      ,  Cauada and' Swan���������Flora ���������..-lller to  Sophie Mountain Gold Mining Co, MOO.  Ego���������Thomas Sproat to W M Lancaster.  Pearl fraction���������James Williams to  Robert R Mnitlnnd S10O.  Big Bug���������U H Oliver and James Law-  ler to Arthur Herring.  Hazel'fiaction��������� E L Clarke II E .Tone?.  ' Ibex���������Ibex" Miuing Co Ld to Silver  Bell Mining Co Ld.  Devonian and Elvry���������Sidney H Roach  to IliiamB Landis.  New   Ledge   and Gold Ledge���������Dick  Harrison to John II Scott, ,',.  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Unit v;lie 11 lho hour for a. bravo  rcsistrni.- camo Katlicr Poters did not  "fall kvjk 011 prayer i'o'his dofense, "  but wail vi*.''n.'c 'to iiyJ.t and ready to  lead. That ouo net on Mai part oi* the  old missionary did moro to endear him  to three rude mountaineers than the  preaching and self denial of tho ten  years that p.ocedcd it.  Tlio raiders who had come up from  tho TonnosseD lino under tho lead of Het  Maguono contented themselves with  burning all tho vacant cabins thoy could  find, taking it for granted that they  wero tho property of Union men. At  Bradley's Crossing the number of refugees incrous.d every day, principally  '.-louiitaineers who had come up from  .venncsseo or from tho lower border  Bounties of Kentucky. Theso men woro  all armed with old fashioned hunting  rides, and thoy woro not only willing  to faco south and fight, but they were  eager for it, for each man had somo personal wrong which he was more eagor  to arougo than ho was to carry back tho  old flag to tho hills.  All theso men brought famished appo-  tites, but'no provisions.  ��������� A few days aftor Magoono's raid it  becamo evident that in another week, if  nothing wero done, thoy would be called  on to i'acoamcro roleiitloss foo than tho  Confederates under Zollicoiior and Crittenden, anil that was famine Whilo every man at tho Crossing understood that  if ho had to fight it would be under the  lead of strong Dick Bradley, all, including tho blacksmith, looked np to Father  Peters as tlio man on whom lhey must  depend-for counsel and as. tho Moses  who'wns to lead tho inevitable exodus  from the mountains to that promised  land whero thore were strong hands and  keon bayonets to defend tho old flag.  Aftor carefully talking over the situation together the preacher and tlie  blacksmith assembled ��������� their friends in  tho smithy, and the former mounted tho  anvil block, and after the customary  prayer delivorod himself after this manner:  "My friends, winter is on us. Oui  enemyi' tho rebels, swarm in tho hills,  and if tho reports that come to us be  true, and I believo that tbey are, a few  more days will" seo us at tho mercy of  suclr minions of Zollicoiior as this Het  Magoone. Thoro are no doubt many  honest and Christian but mistaken  men in tho secession army, but I do not  think it would bo prudent to assumo  that theso r.vo tho kind of peoplo who  will be sent to Bradley's Crossing.  ."Many of" you havo brought your  wives and children Lgvc, and while,this  is natural I must b.liove it imprudent.  If theso had remained at homo, or will  rot urn homo now, or if tlieir homos are  destroyed will seek a haven among their  friends iu tlio mountains, tho men will  bo'freer to act. Brother Bradley and I  havo prayerfully talked over tho situation, and wo have como to the conclusion that every day wo spend hero is a  day lost to tho cause, whilo our littlo  stock of provisions is being reduced. Wo  havo thercforo decided to start i'or Camp  Dick Robinson tonight. Once there,  thoso who aro ablo to bear arms can bo  regularly enrolled and niustered into  tho scrvico of tho Union, whilo if we  light hero wc aro apt to bo regarded'as  guerrillas, and for tho present tho government will bo powerless tb protoct us.  *" Whilo my mission among you has  been ono of peace and I havo passed tho  ago when I might bo of much use, even  if I wero-killed iu tho ways of war,  yet, with God's help, I can and I will  light if wo aro not permitted to reach  tho Union lines in peace.  "I will,say t'o.my good sisters and to!  the children wlib must remain behind,  as their coming with us would hanipor  tho inarch, that it will not bo long beforo* tho troops of the Union swarm iu  theso mountains as tho Confederate, "do ���������  _now',-and_that._their.com_ug_will_ins.uro_  protection to.all. - Wo must movo'with  secrecy and rapidity, for thero are spies  all about us. Aud now I ask those who  aro willing lo follow tho lead of Brother Bradley < o Camp Dick Robinson to  tako their Bland at tho back part of the  smithy."        - -   -  It was as Father Poters expected.'"Every man at tho Crossing and every boy  " who could shoulder a rifle, and these  mountaineer.-; learn to shoot when very  young, crowded to tlio back part of tho  building. ; .   '  This meeting was hold the day after  Christmas," 18(31, and about tho middle  of tho afternoon." In order to keep thoir  movements secret, itwasdocided to start  north.soon after dark that night. As  Fathor Peters was even more hated thau  the blacksmith, andliis'wifoand daughter would ���������iiave been homeless and helpless if left behind, au exception was  mado in their ease, it being Iho old cler-'  gyman's intention to tako thom back to  the old homo iu tlio western reserve of  northern Ohio as soon as they reached  the Union lines.  Thero was littlo preparation to make.  Two of tho blacksmith's horses were set  apart for Airs. Peters and her daughter  to rido on. The 40 men in tho party  were to carry their rations and ammunition, . the former being necessarily  ��������� light, iirst.i bocauso tho supplies atthe  Crossing were limited, and in the nest  placo because itwas believed tbat Camp  Dick Robinson, 75 miles to tho northwest, could be reached in five days.  In order to _:eep up tho impression  that there wero still men at the Crossing ready to resist an attack, ic was arranged that tho women should light tha  beacons on3 tho hills as. soon as Dick  Bradley gave the order to march. This  was done bo promptly that for hours the  fugitives could see the coppery glow of  the fires on the clouds to the south, aud  this strengthened the hope that there  would be uo pursuit.  Although at the best the roads iu this  region were wretched and now almost  impassable, it was to thoir advantage  that the Cumberland river was at their  back and no formidable stream iu front.  "How wo moved in the right direction that night must ever remain to me  a'fiiy.tery," says'Miss Peters. "Beforo  we had beon on tho way an hour wo  wore all as wet as if we had beeii soused  in a pond, and mother and I, being comparatively inactivo, wove chilled to the  bone. I did not fear, becauso I did not  oaro for myself. I tried, with chattering  teeth, to whisper words of comfort to  mother as the men who led our horsos  went splashing thigh deop through tho  ico water of soiiio'swollou stream, but; J  plways found her more cheerful and  hopeful than myself. Thon I would picture father walking ahead with that  giant, Bradley, through tlie darkness  and miro, and I could not bnt picturo  tho ono so powerful and fierce and tho  other so weak and so mild, yet with a  spirit a.s dauntless as the bravest.  '' Wo had no means of telling the time,  fcut though I tried to reason with myself  that minutes must seem drawn into  hours under such circumstances yet I  camo to feel that the sun wonld never  riso again. It was about 2 o'clock in the  morning that wo came to a halt, whether  in a valley or on a hill in a forest or a  clearing, I could not tell. My father  came back to us as cheery as ever, though  I know from my own condition how ho  must havo felt. Ho told us that thero  was a vacant cabin at hand, and that  Brad ley thought it would bo well to halt  hero and rest till daylight.  "Mother and I wero so cold and stiff  when we wero lifted from our horses  that wo would have fallen had not the  men hold as up.   Not tho least mystori-  ^ S^r-^iZF^-  "Fell nt my feci���������dead."  ous incident of that gloomy night to me  was how our g'uido found this cabin in  tho intense darkness, for ho spoke about  it not as a [.laco como on by chance, but  one with which'he was woll acquainted.  "Wo were led into the cabin, audi  supposed everything was so wot that it  would be folly to think of a flroand impossible to start one, bnt in this I was  mistaken. While mother and I sat on  tho saddles that had been carried in to  fni.ii.-h us wiih'-cnts, Dick Bradley produced his flint and steel���������every mountaineer carries theso primitive appliances���������and tearing off somo dry splints  and bark from the inner side of the logs  ho soon had a blaze, and following that  a fire. Except tho four log walls and tho  roof," whioh must have been tho better  part, i'or it kept the clay floor dry, there-  was absolutely nothing to this cabin.  Tho pile of ashes on tho big hearth  showed that the place had once been inhabited; but, miserable 1 hough I-.was, I  did not wonder that thc builders had  abandoned suoh a wretched place." ���������  Dick Bra-toy throw a circle of pickets around the. cabin, aiid although ho  was entirely ignorant of military methods lie arranged to visit thom every  hour, gavo theni a countersign and detailed a r.'.iof. While this was being  done the meu not on "picket carried in  logs to bo used as fuel or for seats and  thon 6at down, and soon the cabin was  filled with sf.tium and the odor-of toasting flannels. As soon as tho saddle  blankets wero sufficiently dry a bed was  mado for Mrs., Poters and her daughter.  They showed their appreciation of -this  thoughtfnlness by"removing tlieir shoes  and lying' down, with their saddle., for  pillows.  "But," continued Miss Peters, "although thoroughly wearied,"sleep"wap  ont of the question. The whistling of  ~tho~wiiKl-thrbugifthe"Kurrounrting trocar  the ceaseless beating of llie rain on tho  clapboards and tho hoarse whispering  -of tho men crouching beside tho fire  kept mother and " myself awake, as the  roar of battle.might not"havo'done.  "When my father's watch told the-t  daylight, was due,, the men about tho  firo began to cat of tho corn bread aud  cooked pork they had brought with  them, and Dick Bradley and father  went out lo visit tho pickets. With the  dawn.of day tho rain" ceased and the  wind died out. Mother and I left the;  cabin to lopk about us. Wo saw the  horses standing with lowered heads and  drooping hips at the chimney curt of  the cabin. We wore in the midst of a  forest, seemingly on ".op of a considerable hill. Down through the trees and in  a direction wo took to be the north wo  saw tho red rutted trail that looked like  a fresh wound.  "Whilo we stood looking about us  ,wo sawd'ather and Bradley coming hurriedly back and evidently much excited. Father did not appear to bo weary,  but there was an anxious, pained look  iu his eyes, such as. we had not noticed  there since tho day the meeting houso  was burned, though thero was never an  hour"since then "when there was not au  _ccasion for worry."  Tho pickets had reported suspicious  meu seen in tho distance since daylight.  These men were , gathering along the  lino of the trail over which tho fugitives  must pass on their way to tho north.  They wero iii considerable force, and  that they wero not friends was manifest  from their actions.  The cabin might afford some shelter  j from a  storm, but it was worse than  ; useless as a place of defense.   On a spur  ' of tho  hill ��������� to  the north aud about a  " quarter of a mile from the cabin Brad-  : ley had either  discovered that morning  ; or knew in advance of  a place that of-  ; fered advantages for' defense.    Without  1 auy excitement he told the men iu and  about the cabin that  there were strangers in sight, and that a fight might be  looked for  before  they  could resume  their journey.  The men seized their rifles,- the horse*  wero re_a_d_ed, and as Mrs. Peters and  ; her daughUBf preferred to walk the an-  ! Imals were led to the point indicated.  | This was a bare projection of the hill.  I wher. a mass of irregular rocks afforded a plane of coa!i::alment for a larger  force than required it now, but as it  was FiOMii distance from wood and water it was not a desirable place in which  to stand a protracted siege.  Tho fugitives were not kept long in  doubt as to tho character of tho peoplo  who had aroused their suspicion. Brad-  Icy was disposing his men at the poiut.  wliere their ri'.lcs could best check at  approach when Ella Peters, who wa.  lookiug down tho slope, called out:  "There is a man approaching with u  white flag!"  Tbe white flag proved to bo a handkerchief fastened to tho end of a sword.  This was responded tn by fastening Ella's handkerchief to the end of a rifle,  Which Dick Bradley carried, as he and  Father Peters walked down to meet tlio  two men in gray who wero approaching.  The fear that these people, belonged to  Het Magoone's gang was soon set__at  rest. They were dressed in gray uniforms, and the network of gold laco on  the collar and sleoves of ono of tho men  indicated that ho was an officer. As  Father Peter, and Bradley went dowu  to meet tlio.truce itwas deoided that  the' former should do tho talking. So,  when the Confederate announced himself as belonging to General Zollicof-  fer's command and peremptorily' demanded to know whs tlie people up the  hill were, he was answered:  "Wo arc Union men making our way  to tho north, but wo do not want a fight  ixuless it is forced on us." -"  "Why are you going north?" was tho  next question.  "Wedeny your right to ask," replied  Father Peters.     .,  "I am here to prevent recruits going  through to tho enemy, and if you do not  surrender you must take the consequences, " said tho Confederate.  "Woaro quite ready for that," said  tho old clergyman.  "Aud if nothing but a fight will suit  yo' uns," broko in strong Dick Bradley,  "come on, just as quick ez yo' uns dog-  gono pleaso. Now, go back and tell yer  Mbils that."  The Confederate became gentler after  -lis, but beyond learning tho purpose of  aach other the iruco resulted in.no good.  As soon as Father Peters and Bradley  rejoined tho party two young men, who  declared th:*.t they could reach Camp  Dick. Robinson without food or sleep,  wero detailed to mako tlieir,way to the  north .and to inform tho. first Union  troops they reached of the condition of  tho fugitives whom they had loft behind. This precaution proved the salvation of the mountaineers.  The Confc.ierates numbered about 100  meu, cavalry or mounted rifles, as could  be scon when the cloods rolled away and  the sun came out. Tho enemy wero  green and undrilled, as wero most of tho  troops on both sides at that time, but  tho officer in command evidently understood his business. Leaving a guard  with tho horses grazing in tho valley, hf  advanced liis men in open order and  evidently with orders to protect them*  solves as best thoy could they came within riflo reach.  "I recall," said Miss Peters, "that I  saw nil this without any increase of  fear, nor was I at all shocked at seeing  my father on liis knees with his rifle  p.otruding through an opening in the  rooks. Indeed it appeared to me like an  act Of habitual devotion. I wanted to do  ������__nething, and if there had been an united riflo within reach I am sure I  tbO-ld have obeyed the impulso to use it.  "I never admired strong Dick Bradley  so much before. I expected that he  ���������would rave and swear, but instead be  Went softly from man to man, uncaring  for tho exposure, aud whispering: 'Low  and stiddy, boys. Low and stiddy; aiid  not too doggone high!' "  Itwas not till a dozen moh had fallen  that the Confederates began to get a true  estimate of tho enemy. This was tho  first conflict in which any of them had  <_vcv participated, and so the courage of  M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasi-kei-:.  Telephone 310.  J.-E..W.  MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B. C. IRON WORKS COMPANY,  SOLE n ���������.MIKA.TfttElt- uf Tin:  -.eii.i.iii UamlMill, ,  li. C. Sliinu'le Machines,  Sumjii L-;j,'  Hauling Mic'iiim.,  Marion .Steam Shovels,  [in pi overt Winding U iisl,  ltiver aid H rbor Dredges,  King Ditching  Machine,  Wrecking Machi- es,  Ballast Unl.iii.ling, Et_.  _:; ..*������r.4 r������i  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  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"Tho sight of the blood-  made 1110 shudder when*"I came to tie  tho wound up in tho handkerchief that  had been used as a flag of truce, but  .confidence aud hope returned whenPtho  young fellow said, with a laugh, as if  ho rather enjoyed" it, "Lor bless you,  Ella, that ain't nothin to what I did fo'  ouo"of thorn sinners ez was'fo' climbin  up this hill.' '     ���������>'  "Tho young man had just returned  to his placo, and I was about, to rejoin  mother, when I was startled by a low  cry. Then I saw father reeling back,  0with au awful look in his.eyes. I ran  to him and reached i?ut my arms to help  him,but befell���������fell at, my feet���������dead."  And- during that morning and well  Ofx iuto tho afternoon the mountaineers  fought without" knowing that Father  Peters was dead. It"' was evident to  Bradley that thc enemy had been re-on;  forced, and ho began to fear ��������� for. the  coming night, when, to his great joy  and surprise, ho saw the Confederates  hurrying dowu to tlieir horses and gal-,  loping away. =  "  Soon after this a bugle sounded tho advance in the valley, and two squadrons  of tho First Kentucky cavalry came  Into view." The men sent out that morning had brought the re-enforcements.  Father Peters was buried on tho hill  -where he fell, and thore he lay till,  through General Garfield, the body was  taken to the western reserve after the  war.  The subsequent record of Bradley  was entirely characteristic, and some  day when my- data are fuller I will  write them out. It is known that he  killed Het Magoone after that desperado had offered to surrender. 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STR  CITY OF  I��������� ���������-  Iii the present practical a^e articles of utility .are much.more in.  demand, and, as all articles of clothing or. dress are,always wearing  ���������   out or becoming unfashionable,, the-demand for Dry Goods Novelties  for Christmas presents is on the increase.     Our  stock   is   complete *  and assorted in Handkerchiefs, Silk and Linen;   Cambric   Novelties,  Kid Gloves, Umbrellas; both Ladies/and Gents', Ties in Four-in-hand;  = Scarfs, Bows and other leading styles, Fancy Novelties in Piano  -Scarfs, Mantle Drapes-' Cushion Covers, Chair Drapes and Satin  Table Covers, as well as a large assortment of Stamped Linen  Goods. Eider Down Quilts from S6 to $15. Tlie latest novelties  in Satin Handkerchief, Glove and Necktie Cases. A full stock of *  Boots and Shoes and Rubber Footwear.  FILLING LETTEK ORDERS A SPECIALTY.  Fred Irvine & Co.  BAKER  STREET,        -  -   NELSON,   B. C.  Leaves  Kaslo on Monday. Wednes-'  day and Friday at 9:(**0 a. 111.  Leaves  JN'i'lson  on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:(i) a. in.  Fred J: Squire  ' HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  FALL  and   WINTER   GOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00  AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. ������  NELSON, B.C.  The I'igliL is reserved to change this,  schedule al any time without nnt.icp.            iOJ ^  GO     XO  A.   HENDERSON  -"TO-"***-  First Class Watch Repairing  All work done under my own  supervision and nunrtiutted.  Good line of Ki:if,rs, Chains.   Lockets,  Cull and Coll.ir "Buttons alwiiys carried iu  stock.  Baker St., next to Buchanan & Go's Store.  NOTICE.  VrOTICK IS HKHKHY GIVKN* that appll-  JL^ cal ion will" lie made lo thc LcgUl-itivo  Assemblv of the Province of Hntish Columbiu,  ar its next .-.ttsion, for a Hill ������NtcndiiiK tlie time  for llie comiiieneeineiit and completion of thu.  works contemplated b>- llie -Lootenay Power  Company's Construction Act; and confirming  and ratifying to the petitioners the power,) of  Hi- roinpxny :iiid n._Uiori_inif the"company and  the petitioners to construct and operate tramways for freight and piu_eiiKer trallic from  Nelson. \i. C, to any point or points within a  radius of 2- miles thereof, and to tak" nnd u**  from the Kootenay river in the vicinity of the  Falls of the said river, water and power for  Ifencrutiiit; electricity, with i!ie ri.ht to erect  and make all iit-cessarj- biiildiiiK-, po^ts. (Inines,-  and contrivances for usinu wator power, jfen-  cratinp: and trnnsmittinif electricity to any  points within tne baiii radius.  Dated this _7tli day of October. A. I). 1890.   '  IJOinVKLL & 1KVING,    .  i II7-7-11-B ���������rSoIicltorsfur the Applicants.  Notice of Applicaticfl for Liquor License."  i    Take notice that tbe Hail.Mines Lim-  j itod (foidgn) will apply to tlie Govern-  ! ment Agent  for  West  Kootenny, for a  license  to sell  liquor ny retail at or near  the Silver Kinjr-Iiu*. in said District.  -THE HALL MINES, LIMITED.  Dated at  Nelsou this 21st day of N'.v-.  ember, 1.9G.  j  . i THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER  19.  1896.  MINING TRANSFERS.  i  ?���������  Where no consideration  is named in transfers  the nomina sum of $1 is to be understood.)  Ni'lsou.  Dec 11���������  .  Smuggler Fraction���������M- __ Ileckmanu  to C Fans.  Nelsou. Maggie, Mountaiu View���������M B  Biidgford to G HeriDg, 1-6.  Kentucky Belle���������F Con right to W P  Dockrill.  Yakima���������C M Parker to J B Sargent,;  Federation, American Boy���������D *W"Skinner to Emma Gray, Yz.  Inverness, Birdseye���������A. G Shaw to A J  Jerrard. 1-8.  Blakie, Lookout, H G N���������A G Shaw to  A J Jerrard, 1-3, $5.  Esperauza���������E H Stanley to A J Jerrard  %, 8600. -      *'      ���������  Dec 12���������  Ernestin���������K F L'erry to lt Mclino, 1-2.  Lakawana���������J Fuller and F Short to A  Shaw,  Dec li���������  Ciobs Bar, Amphion, Forest Bell, Forest King���������D M Clark to J K Simpson.  Ass Good���������M Mehan to W Perkins.  Osiolo���������E Gilchrist p p G N Gilchrist  to J MoAlman,l-2.  W & P, Number 2, No ., Big Four, No  5, No 6, Lucky Seven���������J B Johnsou aud  A N Paterson to J E Wise, 1-2.  Same claims���������G 11 Campbell, uotice of  bond to Nov 13,1896.  ��������� Eclipse���������T M Beamish to T McKinnon  and H McCandless.  Dec 15���������  Bre.bane���������Jolia Ryau to T Wilson, },f.  8150'  A Lincoln���������J Moore to W Rutledge,"^  0-iolo���������E Gilchrist p p G N Gilchrist  to "W J Draper, %.  Armour Plate���������H Brown to A L Anderson, J_.  Armour Plate���������A L Anderson to li  Darby Morkell jr.  Mountain Chief���������M Sewell to W T  Stewart, i; 8150.  Freda���������P Bruhn to G A McDonald,  830.  Iron Rust���������G W McKav to J Dawson.  P'ta, Ella, Minnehaha,   Bella���������J  O'Neill   and W   Flannagan   to J Dawson,  8-50.  Dec 16���������  King ot the West���������M Kealey to H  Selous, Vz 8100.  Red Boy���������A Coulter to J.P Aitcbison  A, 8100 down and 8300 July 1 '97.  Dec 17���������  Copper Bell���������A Walker to FKaiser,12  $500.  Red Cap���������A E Gallispie to J A Taylor  M* 8150.  Black Horse���������F Fessier to J A Belle-  fen iile, H, $20.  Dec 18���������  Morien���������D McKenzie to W Beattie 1-16  825  Morien���������D McKenzie to C E Andersou  1-16 $150  Union Jack���������Margaret Durkiu to J B  Daly, %  Dec 16-  Flatrstafi', Ben Hur No L, Bonnv Doon  , and White Elephaut No 3���������J W Marshal  V to A *\V Smith, 1-2 in each.  .Ethel No 1, Tenderfoot, Elk No 1 and  Ada L���������E L Clarke to Ethel Group G M  Co, Ld.  Iron King No 4, Blue Bell No 1���������John  W Moore to Ethel Groun Gold Mining  Co, Ld,  Denmark���������John Henderson to .John  Still, trustee of Queen Victoria G M Co,  Ld.  Denmark" and Beaver No 3���������John S  Clute to same Co.  Worcester and Abbotsford���������Ben W  Finnell to Chas E Hamilton, 1-6.'  Lurliue-Ja_.es Price to A J Long, l'6  $190.  Bonnv Doon and Daniel Webster���������W  A Sands to D W Maloney, if.  Empress and Kingston���������W G Johnson  to A D Provand, %.  Opal���������Arthur Lewiu to S W Baumnii,  J_-  Dec 17���������  Anaconda���������Gilbert Pelleut aud Oliver  Boyer to Chester Glass.  Iron Duke���������.Jacob Dover to Johu Conner, y,.  Iron Jaw���������John Conner to Jacob Dover  J_.  Iron Jaw aud Iron Dnke���������John Conner to Augusta Lindberg, _{ in each.  Sami claims���������Augusta Lindberg to  Fred ltichard, J4 in eacb.  Typton���������Johu O Neili to Mrs Isabella  II Ritchie.  Humbolt���������Geo Atchison to J K Ritchie  Our ..rivi'Mlscrs.  Pearl���������F Bosquet"' to M lt McQuanie,  .'  Imperial-A Walker to W J Noble, 1-2  Saint Hilda���������T Hird and E Dycer to J  Lough, 1-6  KohsI:iikI.  Dec 11���������  llattie Fraction���������Robert E Palmer to  Chas W Callahan.  Kathleen���������O B  N  Wilkie to Chas W  Callahan.  Triumvir���������John  E Crane to Old Flag-  Gold Mining Co Ld.  Old Flag and Eureka No 1���������Uobt Pollard to Old Flag G M Co Ld,  Omenicii    and    Esmeralda���������Johu    B  Henderson to Old Flag G M Co Ld.  St Thomas���������Margaret Chautrell to Juo  C Newberry, 1-25.  St Thomas���������Margaret Chantrell to Ed.  Avery. 1-25.  '    St Thomas���������Margaret   Chantrell to W  Shaw, 1-25. -���������*-.���������..  St   Thomas���������Margaret    Chantrell   to  Hann-h Tetley, 1-25.  St- 'Thomas���������Margaret   Chantrell   to  Mary Rhodes, 1-25.  St Thomas���������Margaret  Chantrell to \V  Robinson^ 2-25.    ��������� *"   >  St   Thomas���������Margaret    Chantrell   to  Mary A Ellison, 2-25. "  St   Thomas���������Margaret    Chantrell   to  Grimshaw Ellison, 2-25.  Cach'erin Fraction-Allen Miller to Alex  Gastin.  Ticouderoga���������.1. J  Rafferty to Chas W  -Callahan*  Last Chance���������Geo R.Killam to Alex  Casi-hir, %��������� <       ''.-.-  Last Chance���������Wm Goodbrauk to Alex  Casiniir. %. '.'-'*  Last Chance���������Alex McCarter -to Alex  Casimir, 1-3.  St Patrick-C, F.Hoffman* to B';=H  Moueypenny. " '" ..  ���������Multe'ro, Monroe, Hazel iind Ada May  ���������George Dozios to M S Holland, % in  eacb.  United���������Chas Northridge to Al Sauvie  U S���������J- Christensou to John Kraft,-%.  Dec 12-*;     * ......    ,  Orlnnda���������J'Krutl- to Hans Christensou, 1.-3. '"  Kirshaw���������John Holland to Albert Barrett, 1-G.  Elroy���������Sid H Roach to S Neumau, %.  Tendei'ioot Fraction���������Fred Halliday to  M VY McLeod,.I-!!.    " _'  Maud S, Snow Flake���������Clarence B  "Hepner to Bert A True. "���������_ in each.  ��������� 13 S~--i Christensou to Huns Christeh-  eoii, l-'.l  United���������A L Sauvie to \V Baker.  United--W Baker to M El McQuanie,  >-���������-.' _       -  Dec I'l���������  Bain���������Sidney N Johnson to Robert  Hamilton.  - Victory���������George   \\   Laden   lo   T  W  Bungay.  Keardon���������H L Williams to M Morerity  trustee.   .  * Iroii Cloud, Little.Joe���������Itobt Campbell*  -'   to Chas Howson, .} iu each.  Dec 15��������� ...  Macon���������F. T.l Barcus toRobt.RNacoud  Superior   No   8���������Robert   Maitlaud to  ;  .Superior Gold Miuing Co.  Atwobd���������George   Dr.s.vald    to  Louis  .   G.inietr, %.  Mammoth--J Bigelow to F Steel.  Eastern King aud "Western King���������Ly-  _ man L Workman to Angus McNi.li )..-, in  each, 81500.  Patience and Echo���������Jacob Smith to  J H Good y2.  W   Fraction���������J J. Hand to George H  . "Green, ._.  Stella, Hiddc . Treasure and Eclipse���������  C F Fi.tzsimmons and Robert Hiudell jo  George H Green.  High Point���������A  Milton   to   George H  Green, 1-2.  Shelly���������Lee McKamey to 15 B Ihi.hell  Copper  Glance Fraction���������William   I.  Devereux t(. John Liaeliati aud RF Dodd  1-2 iueach.  Beaver No 3���������John S Clute to Robert  Hutchinson.  During the past year The Minek Ikis  had a large share of the advertising patronage from the merchants and business  meu of Nelson and the Kooteuay district  at large and desires to take this opportunity to thank them for favors past and  present. Among those whose advertisements appear iu, this edition of The  Min Bit, are the following:  Jacob Dover, the enterprising jeweler,  has largely increased his stock of goods  particularly with diamonds and for their  better accommodation and display will  move into the Clements' block on or  about the first of the year. His assortment is varied and complete and contains  many articles that combine that happy  medium of the useful and ornamental.  Everybody knows the firm of Gilker &  Wells, the happy proprietors of the Post  Office Store. It is a small edition of the  famous AVanamaker and every thing can  be found there fiom a pair of boots to a  postage stamp.  The Hudson's Bay Company needs no  introduction to tbe people or Nelson or  British Columbia. Every thing in the  line of groceries, provisions and general  outfitting can be found iu its store. The  compauy is one of the pioneers in mer-  chantile lines and is known all over tlie  world.  The Nelson Soda Water company is  oue of the infant industries of the  country and its sparkling product is al  ways a welcome visitor in every home.  The business has grown' from a very  small beginning, and -is now assuming  maguilieienii proportions.  Mrs. McLaughlin, has a well earned  reputation as a stylish dress maker and  milliuer.  S. E, Ritchie, the "New York Tailor"  is a uew comer but bis work is last buildiug up a good trade for him.  E. S. Topping of Trail, who bas mining  properties for sale, yives some whole  some advice "Do not Monkey with Wildcat.."  The mazes of fairyland or the home of  old''Santa Clans himself could not be  more entrancing than the spacious store  of Teetzel & Co. with its hundreds of  toys for boys and girls. Dainty articles  of all kinds for wife and sweetheart,  husband and lover demand recognition  as the gifts most likelv to please the dear  ones.  No matter how dyspeptic oue is on  Christmas everyone forgets but the one  fact���������that the holiday week from Christmas to New Tears is the time for feasting  and a fine display <>f standard and fancy  groceries can be found at C.  Haul-man'..  If you cannot afford to buy hew clothing, just seo Antoiu. Maurin and see what  a vast -diil'ernce a little cleaning and  repairing will make in your old clothes.  Who has not heard of Copp's Hot Air'  .heaters .iThey_lcnn__be_J__s_e_eii___a_t_,E,_J_._  Ritchie's who has. also  a large stock"of  the Active Warrior cook.stoves.  A. C- Buchanan makes a liue display of  groceries, fruiis and candies and carries  some beautiful crockery and glassware.  They add to the pleasure of holiday feasting and prove a ���������- welcome gift lo the  housewife. A branch store of this house  has been established at North _��������� orks.  Every resident of Nelson wants something to send to the dear ;oues and what  conid bo more suitable than the Souvenir  of West Kootenay to be seen in the  Thomson Stationary company's fine stock  of .holiday novelties. Mrs. Motley, the  accomplished music teacher, makes the  store her headquarters. "*������������������  Mr. W_ D. Perkins is one ot the oldest  ���������mining brokers in tho district haviug foi"  lowed that vocation for forty years.  The Vienna Bakery and' Eestaurauut  may always be relied upon to furnish a  good meal and the best bakeiy productions. -��������� . .       .  The Lawrence Hardware Company has  iai-g.ly increased ils slock aud is able to  meet any demand fo: hardware, mining  supplies, etc. ;  P. Burns & Co.. have seven different  meat markets in tho country and do an  immense volume of business. , Their  stock is always of the best'and their importations are enormous! Their advertisement states some mtirvel.us facts.  -The Tremont House owned by J. J.  Malone aud A. Tregillus offers liue accommodations with all modern _6_ve_-  ieLces.aud comforts. l  The Madden House is one of the well  known hotels iu the city and its proprietor is popular among all classes;.       o  Mr. G. O. Buchanan, proprietor of the  Kootenay Lake Saw.Mill has iu Nelson  a large "stock of lumber ot all' description  and anticipates putting in,a saw mill in  the near future.  The Nelson Planing "Mill, proprietor  Mr. Thomas Gray, n oue of tbe thorough-  lyequipped institutions of the town and  in'addition to finishing building material  it constructs a vast amount of office fittings.  W. J . G. Dickson has sold many lots in.  Nelson and mining properties in the district and has a wide acquaintance with  buyers uf all kinds.of property,  II. J. Evans1 S.-. Co., the ��������� holesale liquor  merchants seem very well pleased with  themselvps'and business is .evidently  wry good.  First class ncconio-l-.tioii can nlwcya l;o  fouud u; LLe Silver King-Hotel, and proprietor John Johnaon is always looking  after the welfare of his guests.  If you own land or are thinking of  purchasing any, dou't forget Mr. John  Hirscb is a Provincial Land Surveyor.  The West Kootenay Butcher Co., will  cume to' the front on Christmas with a  complete stock of chickens, turkeys,  ducks, geese, etc. Aud manager Traves  always carries the best of till kinds of  fresh and salted meats.  The "Place where yon cau get a good  cigar" has made great strides toward  popularity aud the store has a very largo  patronage.  H. R. Bellamy is a new.comer but as he  is an old mining man it will not take him  long to become well acquainted.  - A. Henderson, the jeweller and watchmaker -can guarantee any oue perfect  work!  D..McArthur & Co., undertakers and  furniture dealers, keep some of the finest  of.- upholstered goods aud are always  ready' lo please their patrons.  Fred .1. Squire has completed his  splendid liue of fall und wiuter goods  aud has tweeds, Serges, and worsteds  galore. Call in before sending for tailoring to Toronto.  The Xmas goods of the Nelson Drug  Store are so attractive they will soon be  exhausted. Visit them early aud avoid  being disappointed. Mauy novelties for  the children and valuable souvenirs for  frieuds at prices to suit all customers.  . John A. Turner & Co., successors to  Turner & Kirkpatrick will on January 1st  occupy new quarters iu the Clements  block where a better ^opportunity will be  afforded them to display a superb-assortment of groceries, provisions, hardware,  etc. Tbey are at present in the old  stand on Vernon street where they are  holding a discount sale before removing.  The firm of ��������� Turner Beeton & Co., is  one of the commercial powers of this  country and is known the length and  breadth of the district, aDd under the  management of Mr. Thomson it hns become one of the most popular of wholesale houses.  Fred Irvine ������fc Co., carry amagnificieut  stock and this fact is shown by the great  business done in their store. At one  time Mr. Irviue was voted the most  popular man m town and he still carries  that distinction.  F. J. Farley and F. Simpson & Co.,  grocers and provision merchants will  join hands on the first of the year aud  occupy commodious quarters in the new  store next to tbe Maddeu House.  The stock in all lines will be coiaplete.  Dr. Hall has removed his office from  Stanley street to Victoria and Josephine  streets,  Arthur R. Sherwood has lots to sell in  various parts of the town and is agent  for the Birkbeck Investment, Security  and Savings Co.  W. A. Jowett,  MININGr BROKER;  VICTORIA ST., NELSON  Mining properties wanted ���������>. for... development, send  particulars of location,  amount of work done and  price.  OKR''__-CATl_   OV   TIIK   ItKGlSTRATlO.V  OF A FOHISIGN COMPANY.  "COMI'AMKS" ACT,"   I'AllT   IV., AXDAMENl).  inc; Acts.  'Tin: London and Itrillsli L'oliimliin (.old*  Holds, Miuilfd" (Foreign).  Register-d the '20lh ilay of October, ISO..  IIIERKBY CERTIFY that J havctlii- day  rogistcrud "The London unci British Columbia Gokllleliis, Limited," (Foreign) under the  "Coni]>-iiics' Act," Part IV., "Registration of  Foreign Companies," and amending Acts.  The head ollice of the Company is situate in"  England.  Tlieobjects for which thc Company is established arc:���������  (l.l To prospect and explore for the purpose  of obtaining information, andalsotoacquircanrt  enter into treaties and contracts and engagements of any description, and cither absolute  or conditional, with respect Lo lands, forests,  harbours, mines, niining rights, minerals, water  rights, rivers, and property of every or any  nature situate in any part of British Columbia,  or elsewhere; and to negotiate for and acquire  concessions, privileges and rights, absolute or  "conditional; froiii"a>).vSovei'_igi_7Po\vers7l1ulci':?f  Governments or States, or person or persons, or  from any corporate or other body, and to enter,  into any arrang~nicnt_with ixny Government,.  Ruler or authority, municipal or otherwise, for  any purpose, or to any-ell'ect, and from time to  time to alter and vary the same accordingly:  (2.) To carry on mercantile, commercial,  trading and financial business of any and every  description, either as principals or agents, or  partly as principals and partly as agents, and  to buy. sell and enter" into contracts, either  absolute or conditional, in respect of stocks,  shares, debentures, debenture stock, bonds,  obligations, options and securities of every or  any description in any part of the world:  (;{.) To purchase, take onlease, or acquire by,  exchange, licence, hire, or- otherwise, lands,'  forests, buildings, harbours, inines, niining  rights, water rights, patents or other rights,or  claims (whether absolute, exclusive, optional,  conditional or limited), and any otlier kind of  property in any part of the.world:,  (I.) To work, win, miarry, convert, manufacture, use. crush, wash, smelt, reduce refine, or  otherwise treat and render niarkctable.and sell  or otherwise dispose of, or deal in metalliferous  quartz and ore" And other mineral and metal  substances and pioduets and precious stones,  and produce of every description:  (5.) To improve, manage, develop, or otherwise turn to account, ordeal with all or any of  tlio property and rights of the Company.  (li.) To carry on and transact llie trades or  businesses of merchants, con tractors, carriers by  land or water, farmers, graziers, traders in  and manufacturers of all kinils of merchandise,  goods, provisions and articles, mid to cany on  thebusinesscsof bankers, capitalist s.shipowiiers  malinger- of estates, farms, mines, railways 01-  othcr properties, and linaiicial agents and  brokers in all their .respeel ivo branches, and  the businesses of engineers, builder?, miners,  and any other businesses directly or indirectly  connected with or capable ot being convenient lv carried on in connection with any of the  tmsincsses for the time being or objects of the  Company:  Ci.) To erect, construct, establish, or acquire  by purchase, hire, or otherwise, ai.d carry out,  maintain, improve, develop, manage, work,  control, and superintend any roads, ways,  bridgcs.harbors, reservoirs, water works, gas  works,- electrical works, farms, canals, tramways, railways, quays, wharves, furnaces,-  mills, crushing and hydraulic works, factories,  warehouses, ships, steamers, tugs, barge.-',  machinery, locomotives, waggons, appliances,  apparatus, and otlier plant and works, and to-  contribute to, subsidise, or otherwise aid and.  alee part in any such constructions, works or-  operations:  : (S.)l'Vo cultivate lands and property, whether  belonging to the Company or not, and develop'  the resources thereof, by building, reclaiming^  clearing, draining, damming ditching farming,,  and planting, upon such terms or system as:  mav be considered advisable:  til) To stock, cultivate, and farm lands, and  to breed, grow, and deal in all kinds of stock,  cattle, sheep, horses aud produce:  (10.) To establish, form arid subsidise or  otherwise! assist in the establishment, promotion or formation of any other companies having fur their objects, or some of; hem. any of  the objects mentioned in this inciiioranduni, or  the piosecutioii of.any other.'un.!<;rlakinps 01:  enterprises of any dcscrhil ion Inning objects!  which may advance directly <ir indirectly lho  obje.ls of this Company, and u at. .ire, by  underwriting or otherwise, the sabsuri;.'tlo_ ot'  all or any part of tbe share or loan c-pitol of  nny such company, and to pay or recoive any  HOLIDAY GOODS  I_r_A._RID~V7"^.__R_E. GEOOEEIES  SKATES  -  SKATES,  SKATES  A Full  Assortment in  Mens' Womens'  and Childrens'  Sizes.  |Q  N" the 1st of January we shall move to1  the corner store in the Clements & Hill-'  yer Brick Block, and in order to redticei  our  stock before  moving we will give a  Special Discount for Cash on all lines during this month.   Our stock is complete in(  G-eneral Hardware, Groceries, Crockery and,  G-lassware. Lamps, Tinware, G-raniteware,,  ^Paints and Oils, Powder, Fuse and Caps.(  ilron, Steel, etc.  WE GUARANTEE THE QUALITY OF OUR GOODS.  OUR PRICES ARE REASONABLE.  JOHN A, TURNER & CO.  EAISINS  CUERANTS  CITRON  ORANGE and  LEMON PEEL  MINCEMEAT  ETC.  A Consolidation.  F. J. Farley,  Vernon Street.  F. Simpson & Co.,  Baker Street.  These firms will unite on January 1st and occupy commodious quarters in the new building  now being constructed on Baker Street near the Post Office. The stock will be.largely increased  for customers to make selection from.  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain, Mining Supplies, etc.  Complete line of Canned and Bottled Goods of the best  brands.   Call on us before making holiday purchases.  commission brokeriigoti. or other rcmuneralion  in connection therewith;  (11.,) To eontr-ct with or aid any Sovereign  or otlier Power, Government or Still e, or any  municipal or other body,-politic or corporate,  or company or persons for or in rcl-t ion to capital, credit, means or resources, for the prosecution of any works, uiidertnkinus, project's or  enterprises; also to contract for nnd act 11s  agents or otherwise in relation to loans or  securities issued or proposed to be issued by  any .Government or''-..talo, or municipal or  other authority, or company or corporation, or  persons or person:  (12J To lend or advance money on thc secu-  rit.v of anv kind of property, rights, slocks,  shares, bonds, debenture- stock, inortsaKCS,  debentures, obligations, bills, notes;or other  instruments or securities, or on the imdcrUik-  inp; of any company or any part thereof:    .  t'VS.) To negotiate loans of all descriptions,  either alone or jointly with any othvr company  or person, to any stale, country, municipality,  raihvay company',or any other company, or  corporate or othor body, or any person or persons;  (MJ To advance money for, or otherwise  assist in milking explorations and surveys of  every kind, and in promoting immigration into  unv country, colony or state:  f'lii.) To guarantee tho performance of any.  conliacts or ciiKafcements, and to become  liable or responsible for money, or fortlie fulfillment of contracts entered into by others:.  (lli.J To issue on commission, or receive  brokerage, or other remuneration or consideration, upon the issue or re-issue, or for guaranteeing the issue of. or the payment of interest  on any stock, shares, debentures, debenture  stock, bonds, obligations or other securities of  any company or public or local authority:  (I'.) To borrow or raise money withontsocu-  ritv, or to secure tlie payment of money borrowed or raised) and in particular by the issue  of debenture's or debenture stock (perpetual or  terminal), bonds, mortgages or any other  security upon such terms as to priority or  discount or otherwise as shall be thought lit,  and to secure the same if thought fit by mortgage or charge  upon   the undertaking of tlio  - mpany and all or any of its real and personal  property, present or future, and all or any of  its uncalled capital, or in any other manner,  ���������and-to*purcliasc-or-rcdceiii-fal-si.-pr.einiiim-if-  deemed expedient; any debentures, debenture  stock or securities of tho Company:  (18.,)' To sell, lease, charter or otlierwii-c dis  pose of absolutely, conditionally,- or for any  limited interest, the whole .or any part of tlie  undertaking, properly, rights, concessions or  privileges of tho Company for such consideration in cash, shares or otherwise as the Company may think tit, nnd to abandon nny part of  the business for the time being of the Company  and to carry on wny of I he objects mentioned m  this clause, to the exclusion of the other., and  lo acquire or institute any new business falling  within the objects of the Company, or any of  such objects!  (19.) To subscribe for, purchase, or otherwise  acquire tho shares of stoelc, whether ordinary,  preferred or deferred, or the debentures, bonds,  or other securities of any company, and lo  except tho same in paymentlor any property  sold, or business, undertaken, or services rendered by this Company, and to hold, sell, or  otherwise deal with, the same:  (20J To pay for any rights or property acquired by thc Company, or any services rendered to the Company, in fully or partly paid  shares or stock, debentures or other securities  of tho Company, and to make such payments  or gifts by way of bonus or otherwise, and  "either in money or in any other value as may  from time to time be deemed expedient lor  information or advice given or for services 01  any kind rendered to the"Company, or in connection with which the Company may be-  dircctiy or indirectly interested, and generally  to make any payments or agree lo pay nny  commissions. witli or without-any consideration moving to the Company, if it is considered  bv the Directors in the interests or directly or  indirectly to t.h.bonollt of the Company to do  so; - " '���������'   "  (���������il.) To promote'any company for the purpose of acquiring all or any part of the undertaking, properly and liabilities of the Company.  Also to acquire the undertaking and assests,  and undertake the liabilities, of any now existing or future company, and to conduct, liquidate or wind up the business of any such coin  pany: , . .     "  (22.) To enter into partnership or mlo any;  arrangements for sharing prolits, co-operation  reciprocal concession, or otherwise, with any  porsori or company, and 1.0 remunerate any  person or persons, joint stock or other company  by fixed salary or sjicciliedremuneration, orby  a share of profits-present, past or future, 01-  part one way and part the other:  <_-,)To make and carry inlo eircct or determine arrangements with British or foreign,  manufacturers, railway _nd shipping companies, proprietors or charterers of shipping, "carriers, proprietors of steam or other mechanical!  power, and other persons or com pany:  721.,) To "carry on, work or develop any property or business of any. kind, or to concur  with other, in so doing, or employ others to do  so, as mav be found expedient:  C-25J To' pavany commission or brokerage-  for thc purpose of "securing the subscription o?  any part of the share or loan capital or this  Company, or of any company promoted by  this Company, or in which this Company is or  intends to be interested, and generally to  remunerate anv persons for underwriting sueb  capital, or for services rendered iu placing, or  assisting to place, or guaranteeing tho pla_cing._  of anv shares, debentures or other .-ejuriues ot  the Companv, or for promoting or guaranteeing  the raising "of ca.ital for any otlier company,  and to underwrite or otherwise guarantee the  subscription for or placing ofthe share or  othor capital of any other company:  DIAMONDS!/   DIAMONDS!!  Rings, Diamond and Opals  BROOCHES     AND     BRACELETS  GENTLEMEN'S SCARF PINS  Brooches, Rings and Bracelets with Pearl  Settings.  The finest display of goods suitable for Christmas presents  in Kootenay.  Jacob Dover,     =    Jeweler.  (28J To distribute among the members in  iieeio anv property of the Company, or any  iii'beced.s-oroide*--. "disiK).-il-ol--iuij���������'-pro-  perl v ofthe Company, but so that no distribution'amounting to a reduction of capital be  made except with tlie sanction (if any) for .the  hue being required hy law:  (2!).; To exercise, the powers given by "'1 he  tonipanics' Seals Act, l.Gl," and "The Com-  innies' (Colonial Registers) Act, ].-"!":  .li.; To procure this Company to be legalised,  lomieiled or recognised in any foreign country  jr colour, and tb procure its incorporation in a  ike character, or as a Soeicte.Anonymc in any  'oreign country, and to carry on the business of  he Company, or any part, thereof, in any foreign country or colony, or dependency of the  United Kingdom or in any part of the world  under anv other style or name:  (27.) To draw, accept, make, indorse, discount  and negotiate bills of exchange, promissory  notes, warrants and other negotiable instruments other than bank notes:  si  P"  1  t  made excep., .. >t.. ^..^ .,.   time being required hy law:  (2!l.   - '      "  Com  panics i.uiuiiiiu u.������i-vi^ -...,,.._-... .  (HO.; To do all such act s and things as are inci-  eiilai or conducive Id the above objects:  (31.; It is expressly declared that t.he intention is that the objects set forth in each of the  foregoing paragraphs of this clause shall be  const rued in the most, liberal way. and shall be  in nowise limited or restricted by reference to  anv otlier paragraph, or by any inference  ���������"drawn from the terms of any other paragraph:  CM.) The word "Company" in this clause,'  when not applied to this Company, shall be  deemed to include any partnership or other  body of persons, whether incorporated or not  incorporated, and whether domiciled in the  United Kingdom or i-lsowhere, and -whether  now existing or hereafter lo be formed.  The capital stock of the said Company is  .e2������0,000, divided into I'.IT.rOO ordinary shares of  ������1 each, and 2,50u deferred shares of jil each. .  l?egistered oflice���������Xelson, B.C.  Hcsidont Agent and .Manager��������� J. Roderick  Robertson..  Given .under my hand and seal of ollice nt  Victoria, ..Province of British Columbia, this  20th dav of October, 189..  [I..S.J S. Y. WOOTTOX,   .  <l������S--i.ll..    -    ./"sgisfrar <>/ lo/iit S/ocA Co.-ii/>nnu-x.  ������.EKTIFICATK OF-IMI'l-OYK.lKSiTS.  MOM-IE GIBSOX MIN KRAI. CLAIM. - .  Situate in the Xelson Mining Division of the  District,  of   West- Kootenay.    Where  located:���������On the.ICast slope and about 2 miles  from the source of Koknneccreck  f|"AI_E XOTICK that I, CbarlcsJIoore, act-  Jl- ins' as agent for Patrick W. George," Fiee  Miners' certilicate Xo. C->05, intend. Sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder  for a Certificate, of Improvements,  for thc purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  tho above ciaim.  And further take notice that action, under  section "3" must be commenced beforo the issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.  '   Dated this 1th day of December, 189C.  47_l-5-i2-. .   CUA-. MOORK, Agent.  MAPLE LEAP M1XERAL CLAIM.  Situate in tho Illeeillewaet Mining Division o������  "West Koolenay district.   Where located���������  Opposite to Mui.M's tunnel on the north side  ,   of  the  Canadian  Pacific  railway,  about  three miles east of Illccillewaet station and  nearly 1J miles up the mountain.  'PAKR  NOTICE,  That I. N. P. Snowden.  jL    acting as agent.for the Lillooet. Fraser  River.&CaribooGold Fields Ltd.; Free Miner's  Certilicate No. (MKH8. intend, sixty days from  the date hereof,  to apply to  the Mining Hc-  eoixl_or_for j_..ceiit_licat__._of improvements. for_  the purpose of obtaining aCrown grant of tlie  above claim.  And further lake notice that action, under  secLion :<7, must be commenced before the issuance'of such certificate of improvements.  \. Dated this 10th day ot October, 1S!W.  443-21-10-6 N. I\. Snowden.  ���������>   RED FOX MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in thc Illccillewaet Mining Diyisionof  West Kootenay District.   Where located���������  On the north side of the Illeeillewaet river.  West Koolenay district nnd  adjoining the  Lanark Mineral claim on the north-wcsl  corner.  rpAKE NOTICK,   That 1, N.  P.   Snowden,  A. ��������� acting us agent for tho Lanark Consolidated .Mining & Smelting" Company Ltd.; Free  Miner's Certificate No.   58.21G,   intend,   sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certiticate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And  further take notice that, nolion: under  section 37. must becommenccd before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of October, 1890.  llii-24-lO-t; .     N- F. Snowden.  OAK LEAF MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Illccillewaet Mining Division of  "  West Kootenay district.   Where located���������  Above Maple Leaf Mineral Cairn.  T.KK XOTICE, That I, V. P. Snowden,  " acting as agent for the Lillooet, Fraser  ltiver & Cariboo Gold Fields Ltd.; Free Miner's  Certificate No. GH018, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to .ipply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements/for  tbe purpose of obtaining a. Crown grunt of the  above claim.  Ard further "take notice that action, under  section 37, mu.-t becommenccd .-fore the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of Oolooor. 1K=3.  uonimc N. P. Slfl  i___._-.0-6  N, P. Ssbw������_-r.  DOROTHY MINERAL CLAIM.  .ituate iii thc Illeeillewaet Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.   Where located���������  On Ihe north side of the Illeeillewaet river,  West Kootenay district, and immediately  adjoining thc Lanark Mineral claim on the  south side.  TAKE  NOTICE, That I, N. P.  Snowden,  I     acting as   agent'for-the   Lanark   Consolidated Mining _. Smelting Company Ltd.;  Free Minor's  Certificate   No.   ?821G,  intend,  sixtv days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Min*ing Recorder for a, certificate of improvements, for'the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim. .  j- And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must he commenced before the issuance of such certificate! of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of October, 18DC.  441-21-10-. N, P. Snowden.  HORNE FRACTION MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in thc Illccillewaet Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located���������  liuundcd on three sides by the Lanark, Red  Fox, Maple Leaf and Oak Leaf. mineral  Claims, situated about 3J miles cast of Iile- .  cillewaet. O. P. 11.  rjHAKE NOTICE that I..N*. P. Snowden act-  J_ ing as agent for the Lanark Consolidated  Mining fc'Smelting Company, Limited, Free  Miner's Certiticate No. 58210, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, tojacply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate otimprovements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim, 1  And further lak_ notice that action, under  sections?, must b������ c.mmenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements,  Dated this 24th day ot October. 18^;  1JG-3M0-G N. P. SNOWDEN.


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