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Array s*-  /" V  Whole Number 371.  Nelson, British Columbia,!; Saturday, Oct. 2, 1897.  .Price Five Cents  'GENERAL LOCAL NEWS,  [���������.EVENTS   OP    INTEREST   IN   AND  AROUND NELSON.  Brief   Mention    <>f   Happening*   In   lhe  niHlrlct   UnrluK   llie   1'unI     >  Seven   liny*.  Clevis riiillip Wooley wns id the city  ! yesterday en route for tbe Boundary  ' country.  H. M. Adams,jof Rossland, tbe O. R. &  N. bustler, was in Nelson Wednesday on  1 business for bis company. _.-.  Pending the completion of tbe addition  I to tbe Methodist church, services tc-  | morrow will be held iu the tiro hall.  Mr. J. R.'.Cameron has been-appointed  otticial liquidator of the- Nelson Saw  Mill company, with bonds fixed at 82,500.  Tbe Nelsou foot ball team is to play a  match game at Kaslo ou November 16th.  A large crowd is expected to be, in attendance. . ,o..;.,  The.Spokane Northern telegraplrbf:  'ttce and the N/& F. S."Ry ticket office  have been removed to the corner of  Ward audaBaker streets,-  Kit Catsou returned to Nelson'.Monday from an eighVday's round-up': of the  Trail Creek district, and'left Wednesday  to go through the.Slocan couutry.  E. J. Matthews, superintendent of the  Pilot Bay smelter, is a guest at the Phair.  He Btates tliat he is not prepared to say  just when the smelter will start in operations.- ���������'   / '.'"."  ; The n^nliir :meeting of the Ladies'  ; Hos^italVAid.society will .be held on  MondayLbctober 4tb, in the Presbyter-  ian church at;A o'clock. Ladies of Nelsou are cordially,invited to attend.  gold but according to Mr. Garvin, if it  contained only one-tenth that value, he  could handle it profitably and extract  over 95 percent.  His process is a bromide solution after  drying and roasting aud the cost is said  not to exceed .$2 or $3 per ton. Por tho  drying and roasting be has a specially  constructed furnace of his own design,  which he claims will handle the -sand  rapidly aud precipitate for futuro use, all  sulphuric fumes. His bromide solution,  he says, is thoroughly harmless and cnu  be takeu in the mouth with impunity.  The gold in .solution is precipitated by  sulphurated hydrogen. He bas known  processes, particularly with the cyanide  and chloride but,, all bave been commercially unsuccessful, except the bromide  process. Mr. Garviu is now in correspondence witb parties in Edmonton and  if the newspaper"'reports are confirmed,  he will go there for the purpose of working the sand.  THREE   MEN   DROWNED.  No services wijl be\held at tbe Baptist  clmrtsh tomorrow: . Sabbath  school will  be held aa usual.   Rev.-.,G. .R. Welch,  <the pastor, is iu attendance at thesick  .  bed ofi his'motber at.New Westminster.  i: Rev.-GeolG'-K'. ���������" Morden. -fasr^ftUirday.  ��������� " joined two couples "in the'b'on'llii of matrr-  uicay. .'Tliey were Ea.rry Nash and  Elizabeth Lovatt; both 'of Sandon, and  Frederick Ellis and Nellie Peterson, both  of Salmo.  Newlings & Co. aro making favorable  progro3s witb the sewer construction but  the work will not be pushed until all. the  sewer, pipe has arrived. Trenches cannot  be dug. too far iu.advance of the pipe  laying, on account of the danger of cave  ins. .  The Nelson mail service has been  largely improved by reason of United  States mail being taken from the Nelson  ���������&~Fort Sheppard7train-atJMountaiu station above town instead of atthe terminal  station as heretofore. - Over oue hour is  saved and as a rule the mail is distributed  aud ready for tbe public by or before 6  o'clock every evening.  Addition to' Hie Ifotipltnl. .  The Kootenay Lako General Hospital  proposes to build au addition to its present quarters and the trustees opened  tho tenders lust Wednesday. They were  as follows: .       . "  C.J. Clayton.. >...'*...'. 8 429 75  Jas. Mersch     447 00  G. Sutherland    ,4G1 00  : McPherson & Young     470 00  A. Pare     484 CO  Prank-Trudelle .......... ' 4S5 00  McDonald & Carrie     490 00  E. B. McNairn & Co..'    497 00  Thompson & Bell     506 50  I   Tho contract was   awarded to C.   J.  Clayton.  History of Xelson.  The concluding chapter of the. history  'of Nelson as written by Mr. Charles St.  .Barbe, will appear in next week's issue  of The Miner. It could not appear this  week for the reason that the type was being U3ed in the publication of tbe book  and will not be off from tbe press until  next Monday.   The book will also con-  .tain a series of biographical business  sketches which have been prepared by an  ���������experienced commercial writer. Copies  of tbe book will"be largely distributed  "by business men and will beon sale at all  the book' stores throughout tbe district.  They   Had   Over   Al.seu     on  Thrlr Per-  sous.  Three men, two of whom are unknown,  were drowned in Kootenay lake about  150 yards from the Kaslo shore at 4 p. m.  last Sunday afternoon. *The accident  was witnessed from tho shore but tbe  ,whble matter was concluded so quickly  that it was impossible to extend any  .help.  It appears that the three men .who had  been drinking heavily, hired a boat .und  went out for.a row. When they had "got  about 150 yards from \Jlie point, tbey  were observed to get up and attempt to  change positions. Iu an instant tlie boat  overturned and two' ot: the men never  eam'6 to/th'e^Sinrf^e^Bgain? The third  managed to'get;lipjj]-fet the bottom ofthe  boat but" in a''-moment be slipped back  into' the water and was seen no more.  An effort was made to recover the bodies  by dragging the bay but the only thing:  secured was. a hat worn by one of tlie  men. It is said that .ouo of the men was  named Johnson and /came from Pilot  Bay. The. other two Were Finlahdere  and for eighteen months have been employed in the Noble Five mine.....One of  them bad about $1,200 on bis person  but the amount carried ; by the;:.other ia  not known. - Johnson is' said to have,had  "l������tweeir$500 Aid.$.600.:.; *   .-r Vr'/i-'X'X  Two of tha bodies have been recovered  and are identified as those of William  Johnson and John Snellmao. On' the  former $13.50 was found and the latter  $125.05. The.third man whose body has  not yet been recovered is known to be  Charles Strom. Johnson was a carpenter and leaves n ' sister in Spokane who  ordered the body shipped to that city.  Snelltnau's remains were buried in  Kaslo.  A   BROMIDE   PROCESS.  To Work ISlack Sand on the Saskatchewan  River.  John C. Garvin of Denver, Colo.,  geologist, chemist, assayer and" patentee  of the Garvin screw concentrator, was in  Nelson during tbe week. He says he  ba3 a process for treating fine gold in  black sand and can successfully handle  the sand of the Saskatchewan river near  -Edmonton, a report of which ��������� appeared  in The Mixek of September IL This  eand is said to assay aa high as S4C0 in  WHO OWNS THE WATER?  ANOTHER   CLAIMANT    FOR   THE  ANDERSON 0REEK SUPPLY- .  Mr.   .loHhua tti'ivia Ank������ the City If Be In  to lie BeeoKulxed���������Council Matter*. -  CRUSHED   BY  A  ROCK.  Death of an Italian laborer on the Slo-   ,.__._,.���������    .caii_Briin������li.. _-Y_'.. ��������� ' - -  James Ross, au Italian, who had been  working for Contractor Welsh on the  Slocan river branch of the C. P. R. was  killed last. Sunday at the noon hoar by  rocks rolling upon bim. A number of  holes had been shot and Ross went up to  see if they had all gone off. While standing there,, a good sized rock on the bluff  above him became detached and in re-  spouse to {^warning crypto "look up," he  raised his head just in time to receive the  descending missile full upon the forehead.  He fell tothe ground under tbe force of  the blow and before companions could  render any assistance, a larger rook came  crashing down and landed upon his body.  It required four strong meu to remove  the stone. Deceased was brought to  Nelson and on Tuesday a.coroner's jury  returned a verdict in accordance with the  facts as givcii above. The burial took  place on Wednesday under the auspices  of the Odd Vellows. Deceased was about  40 years of age and leaves a sister in  California to mourn his loss. .It is stated  that he has about $1,000 on. deposit in  one of the Nelson banks.  .   Mrs. Kabbltt Committed. '-  Mrs. E. Babbitt who shot aud killed  James Hamilton at Granite creek on  September 18, has beon committed for  trial at the Kamloops assizes. The verdict of the coroner's jury was to tbe effect  that tbe shooting was in self defense.  Mrs. Rabbitt's story was substantially  that Hamilton assaulted her and threw  her to the ground but she managed to  escape from him. -A few.minutes later  he went after her again and she shot him  with a Winchester rifle. She believed  her life to be io danger.  Two Claims Added.  Two hew properties have been added  to the already long list cf those owned  by tbe Hamilton-Rossland Gold Mining  Company. They are known as the. Blue  Bell and Iron King and are situated near  Hall's siding. On the Tennessee claim  work is progressing day and right, and  the ore continues to improve with depth.  It is heavily mineralized and Secretary  Cleversley j'3 well satisfied with the showing made.  A number of important matters.came  up,for. consideration at the meeting of  the city council last .Monday night and  among them was the following self-ex-  plauitory letter from Joshua Davies representing . the. Nelson City Land <fe Improvement Co., Ltd:  "I am not yet in receipt of yonr promised communication' referring to your  taking water from Anderson creek, right-  of-way of ditches or pipes, for your water  -works and location of reservoir on lot  182. '"''���������_"' y ���������" - ' iv  "���������'  "I take it for granted that, you" know  that you are trespassing upon.private  property, but I cannot ��������� uuderstand why  you have not complied with certain requirements governing the undertaking.  "Acting on behalf of. the-company  claiming certain rights to the water of  Anderson creek, as well as owing certain  land through which you intend to conduct the water, and upon which .yoii are  now constructing a reservoir^ I now formally "give you notice that; unless you furnish me, within seven days.fall information upon the matter herein contained,  stating that you are prepared to recognize  any rights the company may have in the  waters, of Anderson creek and pay for  right-of-way as well as for all lands used  or injured, by the.construction of your  reservoir, I- shall be compelled "to pro-_  ceed.as I may beadvisedbymysolicitors;  "It is "to be hoped.'therefore, that no  delay on your part may occur, as it is desired on my part: that the busme6s;sball  be amicably adjusted."' -   '    \,  Mayor Houston, stated .that when the  matter.was discussed with Mr. Davis, the  latter.had no map to show which land  the . right-of-way, would run over. He  told "Mr. -Davis that' he> had better wait  until the_resieryoirwa8 completed and tbe  -Icij)y,yould/^en-/Ubv-bo^m^h..]ajnil  ; wai^ante^^tbirt^ more;, than seyen lofe  might, be "required; - It. Beemw-to-be-  satisfactory to Mr. Davis aiid only a  short., time afterwards be* understood,  that Mri Davis was "sore.". ' - ':-'.-!>.;jj  . Tbo question of expropriating^the  land, came np and the tbayor stated tliat  it could be done under the act by application. to: the supreme.- court ; justice.  Notices had been posted on tbe land and  it did not require a service on the. owners. Ho. did not know what rights the  company had to the waters of Anderson  creek and had found none of the alleged  rights cf record. The city bad offered to  pay Mr. Davis $500 on account and the  balance when the price, was agreed upon-  "If he had made a reasonable proposition in the first place, the matter would  have been settled long ago," said Alderman Malone.   " - ,      .-���������.*���������  "Tbe agent told me he could get it for  $85 a lot," remarked Alderman Hillyer.  It was decided to correspond with Mr.  Davis to see if terms could not be made.  A letter from the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway and signed by. ]W.. Sutherland, granted'a right-of-way for flume-  way under the tracks on lot 96. -  W. C. McLean & Co. stated 'that "they  had ordered an American tapping machine for the water works and they would  like to submit tenders for tapping the  main und connecting pines. Tenders  were called for, to bein at 3 p. m. Wednesday, September 29.  A communication from" Contractors  Breckenridge & Lund- asked that the  time for tlie completion of tbe flume and  reservoir be exteuded to Ootober 15.  They advauced a number of reasons why  the extension should be granted. A  sufficient amount of lumber for the  flume had been secured but a large  amount of it was unfit for use and was  rejected by thc city engineer. They have  succeeded in obtaining lumber to replace  it and have the assurance that it will be  on tbe ground by October .1. In the  trench they bad to blast away a large  amount of rock tbat they had not calculated on. In the reservoir they removed  200 tons of rock contrary to expectations.  The water running into the reservoir had  also caused much delay aDd inconvenience.  It was decided to refer to the board of  public works for them to learn how an  extension would effect the contract.  A letter was read from the department  of public works at New Westminster  stating that their attention bad been  called to the fact that Mr. Thomas Gray  was erecting a building beyond the railroad right-of-way in navigable water.  Tbe letter suggested that the matter first  receive tbe approval of the governor-in  council and that plans of the building  and site be forwarded at once.  Bills to the amount of $4,404.21 were  audited and ordered paid. They included  one for $4,128.80 from H. J. Evan3 & Co.,  for sewer pipe delivered; one for $160 for  painting the flra hall, and $55.55 for interest to the ;Bauk of Montreal to September 1.  .' It was resolved to lay two crossings at  Ward and Vernon streets and a 75 foot  sidewalk on Vernon street in front' of  McDonald's grocery store and the Klondyke hotel, providing tbe property owners paid for the material. The question  of improving Ward street f(om Baker to  Vernon came up but no action was  taken. ���������  ; Itwas resolved to haul sewer pipe on  teams hired by the day.  -,* Mayor Houston stated'that three tenders, for brick bad been received; oue for  $13 per thousand and two for $12.50 per.  thousand. The lowest tender was accepted.  .,.! By-law No. 19, to authorize, the city of  Nelson -'��������� to contract with the Nelson  Electric Light Co. for lighting the city  was read the first and second times and  "th'i$. third reading was set. for the next  meeting.  - The mayor stated that some objection  -had been made to the clay puddling at  the.reservoir. .The city engineer said he  -was satisfied so the matter was allowed  to rest.  -'Ex-City Engineer A. E. Hodgins sent  in n statement for $866.66 claimed to be  dtife him for services , as engineer for four  anil one-third months from April 19 to  August 30. Referred to the finance committee.  Adjourned until Wednesday at 3 p. m.  GOOD NEWS FOR THE HALL MINES  SHAREHOLDERS.  The Company Winn It*  Injunction Suit-  Two New Furnace* to be Built nt  tbe Smelter.  "The city council met and adjourned  last Wednesday afternoon, a quorum not  being present.  FEND  D'OREILLE  PLANT-  May. Be Turned lit*.an Electric Plant for  "/���������'/>'���������������������������' ��������� UoMlantl."  . "George. T. Goddhue of Waneta, man-  ager.of the Kootenai Water Supply Co.,  WM. Goodhue, one of tbe shareholders,  aiid Wm. Archer of New York, director,  were in attendance upon the-supreme  court iu Nelson during the week. Judgment' for $4,745.96, tbe amount of the  overdraft,; was given for Plaintiff Mc-  Broom against the company, together  with, costs and interest at the rate of six  percent, per .annum, from September 4,  - ctahagtfGoodhue in, speaking ofthe  mutter said tb������t the" jodf������ithent would be  paid aa would ail tbe.other debts of tbe,  company- He believed that the plant  would be sold and. resume operations,  and is impressed-with the belief that under a different directorate the ground on  on the Pend d'Oreille. can be profitably  worked. Mr. Archer does not'.think that  the ground can be made to pay and says  that if tbe plant. is not sold and taken  away, that it might be turned into an  electric power and lighting plant for the  purpose of supplying Rossland with  those commodities. Mr. Archer left for  the Black Hills, Colorado, last Thursday; where he has large mining interests.  STEAMBA0T   NEWS.  Trall-Northport  Time . In ' t'Uoused���������The  Steamer Saka*|>.  Commencing next week, the steamer  Trail will make two trips per week between Trail, and Northport, viz., on  Tuesdays and Fridays. Tbis change is  made bo as to allow her to make two  trips per week to Arrowhead. After the  Nakusp has been replaced.in.tbe service,  daily trips are to.be made between Trail  and Northport.  It is expected" that the Steamer Nakusp, which went aground on a bar in  tho Columbia river below Robson, wil}  be floated iu 12 or 14 days. Last Wednesday a dam was built around her  stern and tbe work ot jacking the boat  up was commenced. . Ways will bo built  uuder her and she will be re-launched.  If no rise in the water occurs, the boat  will be floated within two weeks.  The Hall Mines, limited, will probably  declare a dividend within a few days.  One was to have been declared in London on September 30 but as nothing has  yet been heard, it is likely that the announcement has been deferred for a few  days. This information is learned  through the medium of a private letter  and while it is not an official declaration,  the authority is such that there can be  but little doubt as to the truth of the  assertion. .It will be the first general  dividend that the company has ever paid  and will be alike gratifying to both the  ordinary shareholders and to the public  at large. The extent of the proposed  dividend is at present an. unknown  quantity to all except those directly connected with the management but the  mere fact tbat a dividend is to be paid is  a subject of general congratulation.  During the past few months it lias  been" an open" secret that the mine was  turning out very rich ore and that a vast  amount of matte was being produced,  The shipments have been heavy and a  large amount of money has been placed  to the credit of the company. There has  been a long and successful run and nothing has occurred to seriously interfere  with the work.  Mr. Justice Drake yesterday granted  the injunction prayed for by the Hall  Mines company against the Nelson  Electric Light company, and directed  that the defendant supply the smelter  company with 60 miner's inches of  water, in accordance with their agree.:,  ment. The cause was heard in chain-'  bers and was sharply argued by counsel on both sides. Apparently the  trouble arose some time ago, Svhen the  smelter company refused .to pay, certain damages to the.light.^mpany^for,  a washout alleged to vire clue to some  negligence or fault of the former.'.; j^v  ; Manager CroasdaUe^sfcates "^K&t'the  roaster and reverberat'ory'furnaces-  have been shut down for the present,  as it is the intention of the company  to further improve tlie property by  the addition of another roaster furnace  and another rcverberatory furnace.  Work on them is to start atc'once and  the present furnaces will not beblown  in again until the- new ones arc completed. The new furnaces will probably be located just back of the ones  now there, a foundation having already  been established. Theelevator in the  reverberatory furnace room is practi-  ���������cally-conipleted^aud_thtrrailroad^spiu-  to that portion of the works is also  nearly finished.  On Thursday the big blastfurnace  was. shut down for repairs, it being  necessary to replace some of tbe brick.  It was reported , on the streets that a  "freeze up" hadoccurred, butlhisscems  to be a mistake.    ���������-  lake the party embarked on the boat and  all except Mr. McLean went to Kaslo,  intending to go direct through tho Slocan to tbe main line and thenco to tlio  coast. Mr. McLean will return the way  he came. He statCB that the trip Mas au  interesting one and at its conclusion tho  girls were the least fatigued of nny in lhe  party.  Speaking of thc work ou tbe grade,  Mr. Lean said that 5,000 men will bo'  at work by the end of the week and will  have outfits working on the grade, 85  miles this side of tho - summit of Crow's  Nest Pass.' In all there are 30 engineers  employed ou the line and one remarkable and gratifying feature. of.tho construction is that iu uo placo uloug the  entire line, will the grade exceed oue per  cent.: On the maiujlioe, two percent.  grades are common and even four per  cent, is reached in some places. A number of Ottawa river bii3hraen are employed in cutting tho right-of-way and  their work impels tbe admiration of all.  The work is being rushed as-fastas men  and money can do it and trains are ex-"  peoted to be running next fall. A wagon  road from Moyie lake to Fort McLsod .  will be completed by the end ot this  week. "Mr. McLean says-that itis hard  to conceive the extent of mineral wealth  in the new tcountry, particularly coal.  One coal mine five miles from tho line is  being extensively opened up and a spur  is to be built for it. Tbe probabilites  are that it will have a large 'quantity' of  its product ready for shipmeut us' soou  as the road is completed, It is proposed  to run trains over the road as, .soon as  the construction roaches' the foot of  Kootenay lake, where transfers by steamers will be made for all lake points. The"  construction, however, is to bo" steadily  pushed until the road is completed  to Nelson.      -������������������.-..  A   RUNAWAY  COUPLf!.  Fell Into the Lake.  Mrs. II. Stutter met with an accident  last Tuesday evening which laid her up  ia bed several days. She was returning  from a trip to Ainsworth and after disembarking from the boat, sent her husband on board to secure a package] that  she had left there. While waiting for  him she stepped toward a bus and owing  to thc darkness, walked over the side of  the wharf. Mr. Stutter was on the gang  plank when the cry "a woman overboard" reached him. He did not wait to  ask questions but took a header and  reached his wife as she came to the surface. Bystanders, assisted them to terra  firms. Mrs. Stutter lost a number of  packages,' ber hat and divers otber  articles. "   -  An Ja voluntary Bath.  Charles Mcintosh and two other men  were upset in the Columbia river eight  miles below Robson last Wednesday but  besides a wetting, suffered no injury.  They had come up on the Lytton and in  an attempt to push off in a row boat at  the point named, they capsized. A boat  from the steamer Trail which was lying  on the bank delivering material to the  railroad rescued them.  Amusement*.  .  , On Wednesday evening, October G,  Mr. Al. Stewart, who is known as one of  the best descriptive baratone singers in  the country, will give an entertainment  in the Carney block on Uaker and Kootenay streets. His songs will be illustrated  by magnificout stereopticon views and  will be the latest known to tho musical  world. Tbe entertainment is ono that  has met with much favor iu the States  and will be a pleasing novelty to tho people of Nelson. It is thoroughly up-to-  date and one of the highest class attractions before the public. Miss M. S.  Webb, a charming piano soloist will assist in the work.  An entertainment under tbe auspices  of the Ladies Aid society of the Presbyterian church will be giveu" by E. Pauline  Johnson and Owen A. Smiley on Monday  and Tuesday, October 11 and 12. Tlio  entertainment will include Indian legends, descriptive poems, character readings, musical comedies and dramatic  sketches. The place of -entertainment  has not yet been arranged. -^  NEWS OF THE CROW'S NEST.  Elope From  Salmo anil are   .'ilan-ieil   in  NcInoii.  A romantic marriage'took place iu the  Methodist parsonage .at G ojclock ., last  Saturday night, Rev. G. II. Morden  pronouncing the words whicli mado a  runaway couple-husband and-wife. The .  actors 'in the littlo "ilrama were Mr.  Frederick-Ellip, until recently postmaster  at .Salmo\a^jj.- Miss. ��������� Nellie- Peterson  "daughter"of-Mr." and Mrs." C. W. Peterson,  "promi&eiifctoreiteepera 61 'Salmo'.'- -  -'.-The course of true love did not-r^ii1  _smoothJy.jfgr the parents of the young  lady seriously objected^ to the arduous ���������  attentions of Mr. Ellis and told him thnt  they must cease; The young people,  however, took matters into their own  hands and arranged for an-elopement.  Mr. Ellis camo to Nelson aud mp.de arrangements, and the Nelsou &Fort Sheppard train tbat arrived Saturday uight  brought Mi.-s Peterson! Tho train tliut  arrived Monday night brought "Mrs.  Peterson but after seeing the lay of the  land and discussiug-tho matter witb .the  bride, she concluded to forgivcthe erriug  .couple.=-.Mr._and-Mrs.--Ellis-wilUgo-lo-.=  house keeping in a cosy cottage du Silica  street. Mr. Ellis is a brother of Mrs.  Bradford of this city  KMiorl* and ImixirH.  Summary statement of goods imported and exported "and- Lho revenue  collected at tlie port of Nelson, 11. il.  during Scx>lcmber, 1807.  EXI'OKTS.  Ore 3707 tons ? 2S0,133 CO  " Copper .Malic   8!>7 "...   , I33,792'������)  -Tolal.-   The Korest   Animals and Uieir l'roilticc.  Manufaclurcs   $711,22.5 00  551 00  H 00.  0,9-20 00  21 0,)  Tolal ". ST'-'l  IMl'OIU'd.  Unliable '. S KI.812 00  i'reo    I P.33H < M  Total imports ." 5110.1 IS 00  Duty collected ..  Other revenue...  .$ CS.'.KTi 3-2  ll'JL'S  Total Revenue S������>,Kt W  -  UKVr.Xl'K  Xelson ." ,\..-4 "SP.ikikj  Kaslo  "      7.(^0 '.������;  ltosslaml      ������������������.���������'������" '-"  Trail'.      -'.03.5 IS*  Waneta    ��������� ' ."'���������'���������' ���������>!  Nakusp ., I."-'' -I  Hykorfs -  "- '-"-'  Total.  ?-2S.!Xi.) 3-2  Working TUN  Side  or tlie Siiiiimtl-.'.oW  Men Employed.  M. H. McLean, assistant chief engineer  in the construction. of the Crow's, Nest  road was a visitor to Nelson last Sunday  and for a few hours was the guest of hi3 i  old friend, Mr. A. Ferland. He stated  that M. J. Haney, superiuteudeat of construction, his two daughters, the deputy  minister of canals and railroads and the  deputy minister of justice, made tbe trip  on horseback over the line or the road  and between   Moyie  lake   and Nelson  The Steamer .Marion.  Captain Robert Sanderson has brought  his boat, lhe steamer Marion, from tho  Columbia river and will place it in ser*  vice on Kootenay lake. It is" a stem  wheeler,-GO feet long and 12 foot beam  and has been running between Revelstoke "and Thompson's Landing. In 1S90  and '91 she ran in opposition to tlie Dispatch betweeu Revelstoke and'Robson.  The boat was brought to Nelson ou two  flat car3 over the C. <fc K. road lier fate;  this year has not yet been decided but  she will cither go on the Bonner's Ferry  run or go into the jobbing trade. Next  year she will be'put on the Duncan river  run.  broke the record, making that distance I tcrest en route aDd last  I in a single day.   At the foot of Kootenay' tended a -'farmer's dinnec"  Premier Turner.Coming  1 Kou. J. H. Turner, premier and minister of finance aud agriculture is expected to arrive iu Nelsou tomorrow or  Monday and after a stay of a few days  will visit Rossland and other pointsin the  district.    He is stopping at points of m-  Thursday   at-1  at Cbilliwack.  rm  sits;!  n  *i  m  'IF  Si  i%  \������'& ���������  ���������m\  "V,������[  ~������<. I  ii Of  m  i ~  . i THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 1897.  lite Jffhtcr.  THE MIXER is printed on Saturdays, and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt o������  two dollars.   Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS -inserted  at the rate of $3 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at thc rate of 15 cents por nonpareil lino first  insertion, nnd 10 cents per line tor each subsequent insertion. . Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months aro  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor must  bo accompanied by tlio namo and address  of tbe writer, not necessarily tor publication, but as evidence of good failli.  THE LAHEL on your paper shows tlie date on  which your paid up subscription" expires.  It in arrears kindly remit and see that the  date is changed, which should bo sufficient  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in Ur.-sl-rate style at the  shortest notice.  ADDftlttt  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON, B. C.  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. & A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month, Sojourning brethern invited.  XV. B. Shaw. Secretary.  nection that will li������ established between Nelson and all towns in the'  Slocau country, we have the double  daily steamboat service to Kaslo .and  Kootenay lake points, which service  extends at weekly intervals as far as  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. Where is  there'another town in such a new  country that possesses such transportation facilities?  Nelson has never suffered from a  "boom" and does not propose to. Nelson, in this wild western country,  may bo considered a "slow" town, but  it is likewise known as a sure ono.  The residents of most towns in Wctt  Kootenay will tell you that Lhey aie  there only for a brief time, or until  they can make enough money to go  back to "God's country" and live at  ease. The residents of Nelson will inform you that they arc here to stay���������  that Nelson is not only the centre of  commerce and population in West  Kootenay, but it is also the centre of  "God's country."  I.   0.  0.   F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No. 1(5, meets every Monday night,  at   their  Tall,  Kootenay sfeet.  S^JourniiiK Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSOX, Secretary.  SATURDAY, CCT. 2, 1897.  BRIGHT PROSPECTS.  GOLD  IS WHERE YOU  FIND IT.  Ask any citizen of West Kootenay  his opinion as to tho commercial prospects of the towns of this district, and  ho will frankly inform you that  Nelson's prospects arc tbe brighest of  all���������that Nelson will always be the  city of this great district. This assertion is a conservative one, and is made  from knowledge born of personal  experience. ;*  Nelson, since it was founded, has  always been the leading town of  Kootenay. It is the center of government, capital, population and business  of the district, and ils position is  daily growing more se cine. .'II is one  of the few strictly conservative towns  in the Northwest, and conservatism is  its most noted commercial feature.  From its central location and its  possession of the greatest transportation facilities it will always be the wholesaling center of the Kootenay coun-  '.try;-, New; iind powerful wholesale  houses'are. established in Nelson every  year, aiid from now on their mini ber  will increase in proportion to thc  needs of the district that is forging  ahead by leaps aiidbounds.  Buildings to tho- value of more than  one hundred 'thousand dollars are  today in course of construction, and  not one of them but that its future occupants, are anxiously awaiting its  completion. There is not n ' store  building for rent in Nelson today, and  it. is almost i\ certainty that thcrejs  II looks as though the whole world  has gone mad over the discoveries of  placer gold in tho Northwest Territories. Men who know gold only when  they see it in" coin or jewelry are  gathering together all their worldly  possessions, turning them into money  and starting for the Klondyke. Men  unused to hardships are undertaking  a journey in which Lhe greatest hardships must be endured and loss of life  is probable.  c  To we of  golden    Kootenay   who  must    stand    aside   and   watch this  stampede   of gold seekers, reflection  comes, and we realize that man is a  queer animal.      Ours   is   a  country  whose mineral wealth is equal to that  of any Klondyke,  and one in which  the pursuit of gold can be prosecuted  without hardship or suffering, and yet  tbey pass us  by in tlieir wild and ignorant rush,    One half ..the money being spent by men who are takiug the  wildest kindof a gamble in their effort  to secure a share of the Klondyke's  gold, would develope  nearly (ill the  gold mines of.the Kootenay, and their  precious' product   would   equal   the  amount that will be secured  in the  Klondyke. >.  .But it takes work to tear the gold  of Kootenay fiom- nature's embrace,  while in the Klondyke Lhey have only  to gather the gold up in their hands  and drop it into a bag���������so* they _are  told. Queer, what men will undergo  to attain riches without working for  them.  All the gold Lhey may need may be  secured here in the Kootenays by men  who have money and energy to ex-  tions to the sentence in thc leading  editorialof the Tribune referring to  the publication cif the "First History  of Nelson," and which says: "When  the fakers secure the endorsement of  the local papers, as they profess to have  done in the case of The Mixer, they  have their work made' easy." We respectfully submit that there is absor,  lutely no, evidence to the effect that  the publication of the forthcoming  "History of Nelson" has or ever had  the endorsement of Thk Miner. If  the men who are issuing the production bave represented that their work  has the endorsement of The Miner,  they have wilfully misrepresented us.  The endorsement of Thk Miner is not  given to advertising propositions of a  private nature.- -  As stated in our last issue, the act of  reproducing selections from the forthcoming work was performed by us for  the purpose of allowing corrections to  be made by those capable olniaking  them. And we claim that such action  on our part is justified by Mr. Collins  ���������but for the,publicity we' gave the  first article, thc citizens of Nelson  would not have received the benefit of  Mr. Collins' knowledge of the early  history of our city.  PROFESSIONAL  CARDS.  AH. HOLDICH, ASSAYElt AND ANA-  ���������   lytical Chemist, Hall street, Nelson. 701  L.  CR.   HARRISON,. BARRISTER,   NO-  tary Public, Slocdh City. 15*  ML. GUIMMKTT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  _���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  11. C.  (434)  DR. H. E. HALL, RESIDENT DENTIST,  Nelson, B.C. Gold and Porcelain Crowns  inserted, old ' teeth treated by thc latest  methods. Teeth extracted without pain by  giving laughing gas.   Terms strictly cash.   601  ���������a���������P  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO, B. C:  (ouO)  W. J. Q.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  3STELS03ST, B. O-     13351  GEO.A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND8UR-  " goon.   Oflice, linker street, 3 doon west  of postofiice, up stairs. (571)  J7   M. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  119   Eire  Insurance   and  Mining   Broker,  Sandon, B. C. 560  rFLETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER,  1    Solicitor, etc.    Sole Agent.(orthe Cmut  dian Fire Insurance Co.  Mining properties for sale.  Ileal  Estate and  Slocan City, B.C.  ������ (541)  AN   OBJECT   LESSON.  GORE. BURNET & CO.,  PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C.    Room No,  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store.  4, over  614  WANTED.  POSI TION���������By young married man as bookkeeper or clerk.   Beet of reference,  719  Address:  E. A. B..  Care Oflice.  KLONDYKE���������Two experienced prospectors  going to Yukon in tho spring wish to make arrangements fo? a grub stake now.   Address,  K, Miner oflice.  J\ J. Van Burcn has purchased thc Criterion Restaurant and is prepared to servo tho Best Meal  in the City.  A FIRST CLASS MEAL SERVED FOR 25 CENTS.  All white help.  769 Baker street, 5 doors north of post oilice.   .  COOL REFRESHING ������s  *���������* W \~J J���������/ -A- NELSON  SODA WATER  FACTORY-^r-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.  Orders delivered promptly.  -F.  O.   BOX  88-  FOR RENT.  ' Furnished and unfurnished rooms. Now  building, hard finished. Bakerstruet, between  Vienna restaurant and Tremont hotel. Enquire at tent store, opposite. 751  Our friends of the jingo press in. the  state of Washington, who are devoting'  columns ot their spnee to harshly criticising Cauada aiid Canadians, and who  are endeavoring to spread tbe belief that  our people are possessed ot the same  petty jealousies and race-hatred that they  evince toward us, may find a'moral in the  following article, taken from the local  columns ot the Toronto Globe:  "Mr. John Lnmsden, whose address at  present is cue ot tbe cells at the Central  station, but. who bus at different times  honored-both Torouto and Montreal  witb his presence, discovered yesterday,  apparently much to his emprise, that  such, proceedings ns tearing up the  American flog in tbis city is frowned  down upon, aDd that tbe man who undertakes' anything of that nature is apt to  meet with sudden-trouble. Yesterday  was Mr. Lumsden's day to get into  trouble. He walked into the main en-,  trance of the Union station yesterday morning and was proceeding  in a' dignified manner np the  corridor, when his eagle eye caught  sight of tbe American flag. It was  a little flag, perhaps eight or ten  inches square, and was displayed unostentatiously., at the door ot thfy  novelty shop iu tbe station. This did\  not make any difference to Mr. Johni  Lunisden; however large or small, that  flag had to come down, so he seized it,  tore it. in two and then proceeded to  jump on it several times. Big Bob Harrison, who is on guard at the door leading to the outer station, was an observer  ot Mr. Lumsden's actions, and in somewhere between 80 and 40 seconds be had  that gentleman in bis clutches. Lnmsden was unceremoniously hustled down  stairs, banded to a policeman, and carted  in the hurry-up wagon to the Central  station. He is now looking for bail and  hopes to find it.  WE ARE  Now reaiiy  WHO GETS IT?  /^5^ It takes two make a Bargain,  )^y But only one gets it.  Those who buy from us before we move into our new store,  corner Baker and Kootenay sts., will surely get a bargain.  Have you seen our $8. Extension Table?  A. W. PECK & CO-   Low Price Furniture House, Baker St  761 * EAST OF JOSEPHINE.  BUY SHOES  AT A SHOE STORE.  pend in seeming it.  tain, richness .and  Prospects of cer-  ���������nines...of. proven  not a vacant residence building to be  found.  And the scarcity of vacant residences is not due to the causes that  exist in other towns of West Kootenay, for Nelson is a town of homes.  There arc more heat residences, and  more money "represented- iii homes in  Nelson than in all other towns of the  district combined. The business men  and a groat proportion of the working  men of'the city*own their homes and  live at home. While" the population  of other cities in the district is to a  great extent what is termed a "floating" population, -the population of  Nelson is anchored by the ties of home,  "There are more pianos in the homes  of Nelson, than there are in the homes,  hotels, saloons and concert halls of all  other towns in the district combined,"  said a well-known piano tuner who  has-been traveling over the district  for the past year. This statement of  fact has a peculiar significance that;is  greatly in Nelson's favor.  Today ihe Crow's Nest Pass railway  is . rushing toward Nelson at a rapid  rate, and when it reaches our city it  will rest. The Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway connects Nelson with the  transcontinental railways of the  United States, and the Columbia &  Kootenay branch of the C. P. R., connects our city at Hobson with the  steamers of the Columbia river fleet,  and with thc Columbia & Western  railway that is now completed from  Robson.to Trail and Hossland. The  branch line of thi> C. P. H-, that will  connect our city with the towns of the  Slocan country will In; completed  within a month, and an electric railway between Nelson anil Rowland  will be in operation within a year  from date.   Besides the daily mil con-  To attend to your *  wants in all lines of  DRUGS  AND  STATIONERY  Elliot Block, corner Stanley and  Baker streets.  Canadian Drug and Book Go.  7C6 . LIMITED.  We Mend Shoes.  You are pretty sure then of getting the Best Shoe  value to be had. We sell nothing else, and are  building our reputation on our SHOE excellence  and Low  Prices.  ���������     TRY US     ���������     ���������  THE NELSON SHOE CO.  5TC  .- The Vancouver World is angry with  tho Nelson Economist, and ' calls the  Economist's editor bad names���������says he  value may be secured at bargainrcoun-  .ter prices, and thoir golden contents  will richly repay the money and  energy expended in tlieir development.  Why go to the Klondyke and, perhaps, die-in the-pursuit of fortune,  when the fickle jade peers from the  lace of every rock in Kootenay's countless hills and, with outstretched arms  begs you to come and release ,her, of-  'fering in repayment, for the effort*  every joy that the possession of fortune can bring.  In the unknown icy Kloydyke gold-  seeking is a painful gamble. In the  Kootenays it is ji pleasant "pastime,  with certain aiid profitable results.  NELSON'S   HISTORY.  is an aged Annanias in the realms of  tiuthtulcess, and .other things equally  as bad; if not worse.... It's a shame that  the press of- the interior cannot be conducted in a manner that will pleaBe tbe  World man, and prevent bim from making such Coster-like^ exhibitions of himself. However, wheu senatorial togas  are distributed, and a bill put through  the senate creating a jurss censorship,  matters nnd thiugs journalistic will be  different from their condition to-day..  Spokane, Wash.  WE HAVE THEM  FOR THE PARLOR  FOR THE KITCHEN t,  FOR THE BEDROOM  FOR THE STORE     -.  FOR THE OFFICE    ,  ALL KINDS  AND SIZES  THE BIG STORE, Spokane.  fn the last issue of the Tribune ap  pears a short history of Nelson, from'  the pen of Mr. Tom Collins. Mr. Collins write to the, pointy sharply, and  the article-is one of interest to,the  citizens of Nelson. Mr. Collins was  moved to write his brief history of  Nelson by the errors that, to his knowledge, are to be found in- the opening  chaprers of a private publication that  is being" issued in Nelson by Rohr-  bacher & Son, advertising agents, said  opening chapters having been republished in Tuk MiXEit uf recent date.  The Tribune is to be congratulated  upon being the medium through  which such an interesting article is  placed before the world, and Mr. Collins has placed this community under  obligations to him by giving t.o it the  first authentic history of Nelson. We  say authentic, for Mr. Collins helped  to create the actual history of Nelson,  and was with the town during the occurrence of all the hLsloridal happenings he tells us of.  But, we must say, we take accep-  It can be stnted beyond per-adventnre  tbat Mr. Heinze controls the editorial  columns ot the Rossland Miner, Nelson  Miner and Trail Creek News.���������Rossland  Record.  It is the newspaper man that is incapable of properly controlling his own  columns, who is so tree in establishing  control over those of other papers. If  the editor ot the Record possessed discernment he would possibly not,have  made such n ridiculous guess in relation  to the control of this paper. However,  no one ever, pays any attention to what  tbe Record says, so we don't mind its  reference to our private affairs. -.  QUEEN  HEATERS  Tinsmithing, Plumbing,  Satisfaction Guaranteed  LAWRENCE HARDWARE 00.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  Oae of the Sights of ^Spokane.   One of the  Great Stores of  the Northwest.  o  The Great������^r-     .   . J  Mailorder  House  Of the Northwest.  With us it is Satisfaction  Or your money back.        _.....  Send for our * ' -  Catalogue for f all an&  Winter.  It will be Mailed  Free to  ��������� you. ��������� It will be the means  Ever brought into Kootenay.  Dinne*-Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple, and  Yf.  r\  Fancy Goods.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47  482  Telephone Mr. ro  Tbe Victoria Colonist has taken the  chip from its shoulder and withdrawn its  challenge to the Opposition press. While  the fight was on, there was a monkey and  parrot time, nnd the poor old Colonist  came out of tbe trouble in a badly demoralized condition. To-day a new motto  hangs over the Colonist editor's desk,  and it reads: "Discretion is the better  part of valor.",  of saving you money. ,  not fail to, secure one.  Do  mm  William Templeman, of the Victoria  Times,- is spoken of for Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia. To date his  opponent has not materialized. Mr.  Templeman is well known in the.prov-  ince as a man of marked ability, and bis  selection for the position is by no means  improbable,  .ir  You  are invited  to visit our  Great Store when in Spo-.  kane during  the  Fruit Fair*  Make the Big Store your  ^headquarters.  LOOK HERE, SIR!  We will contract to  furnish you with a  Suit of Clothes'for$5,  "������������������">' Ask to see our  Leader Suit at $7.  t>. o.  STORE     2 J. A.  18 and 20 BAKER STREET..,  GILKER  Whitehouse Company  Howard,  Riverside,  tot "     Sprague-  i  INCOEPOEATED,, 1670.  THIS  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the "best Flour.  We  do  not   make   claims,   "but   only   ask  the favor  of a trial.     Our   Hungarian is  . acknowledged by all   unprejudiced people  to "be the "best value in Canada.  " THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C  505 THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, OCT; 2; 1897-  Nelson Shoe Store  A Full and Complete Line of    rU������noT\    fnr    f^QoKl  Spring-Goods just received        VllCdp    lUI     VClMli  AVE 1IA"VE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand .it all  times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices  W. II. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (584) '���������������������������.-n      ��������� NELSON, B. C.  ItsriEXjSOIN"  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  CllARAI\lTEEP.  PRICES REASONABLE.  NELSON, B.C.  POE.  FRUIT JARS FRUIT JARS     .  J^eraemem'ber that we are headquarters and that  XJ will save money in getting them from us  In any quantities that may be desired  T^e prices are,right, as we received our  Jars at carload rates, and we are  J\hle to sell them cheaper than any other  Retailer in the Kootenay country  fcjnaps they are at our prices  NELSON, B. 0.  P. O. BOX 98  M GROCERS AND CROCKERY MERCHANTS  M. Des Brisay & Co.  MR. SMITH $CO,  Biscuit -Manufacturers.  "WRITE   3TC)_R,   nP3RJ0^3   XjIST-  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (������������)  ^������w*C UT   RATE S**^  I am prepared  to make accurate and   reliable assays upon ores at the  following rates:  Silver, 8 .50   Silver aud gold, ������1.00   Silver, lead, gold and copper, $2.00  '    Gold,. ..1.00   Copper,..., 1.00   Silver, lead and gold.......... 1.50 '  Ores may be sent by mail or express and all charges must be prepaid'in  full.    The charges" for the assaying must also accompany the sample.  Money, furnished to prospectors to,develop their claimsforan interest in  same. Claims bought and sold Good prospects stocked. Prospectors  arc invited to correspond with me. 608 ,  WALTER J, BROWN      -      -     -     nelson, B.C.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.c  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan .City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  .'Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  Thos. Dunn ������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS', BLACKSMITHS' AND MILL SUPPLIES  BAR AX1������ SHEET IKON, MIXEKS' PICKS, ISAK A>'������  SHEET STEEI,     .  MINEUS- SHOVELS, WIKE HOPES, MAMIXA KOPES,  IWNAIHITE   FUSE AXD CAPS.  ...QUICKSILVER,  . Write for Quotations. -    Cable Address. "Dunn.".  (������33) "V^-ISTCOU VER, .IB,  c.  OHURCH   NOTICES.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st aud 3rd Sundays in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. ��������� Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  . Pbesbytkeian Chukch. Services at  11 a. m. und 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. . Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Chuhch. Corner Siiica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m- Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesdny at 8 p.m.  Roman, Catholic Chukch. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at Sand 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p.-m.  Baptist Chukch.���������Services morning  aud evening at 11 a. m. nnd 7:30 p. m.  Prayer meetiug "Wednesday evening at8  p. m. Meetings are held in the school  house.    Strangers cordially welcomed.  Rev.'G. R. Welch, Pastor.  DEADWOOD MINERAL CLAIM.  Situa'I'ij in run Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.���������Wiikhe Lo-  c.vTisn.���������Situate tiiuee miles ��������� vkom  Nelson on tub  Hall   Mine  Wagcion  HOAD  AND   AilOUT  ONE   MlLE  SOUTH   OF  Cottonwood   Check,   Adjoining   the  "Hillside"Claim. ..'. ���������  r y A ICE NOTICE that I. Francis Clarke Gam-  1. olo, nct.ing as agent for Wm. Mooro, Free  Miners Certificate No. 77512, intend, sixlv days  from the date hereof, to apply to the A'linimt  Itecordcr for n ccrti (Irate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho  above claim.  And further take notice that'action, under  section 37,  must be commenced before  the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  F. C. GAMBLK. P. L. S.,  _  .   ,  , .    , Agent for Wm. Moore.  Dated this 24th day of September, 18y".      10A  A SONG OF THE CAMPFIRE.  , Stamford & Co.  SANITARY  PlumbinG  Fitting and Heating.  AU Work Guaranteed.  No. 1 Selous Block,      Victoria Street,  NELSON, B.C. (763)  8ATCHEL0ER JL-JCAD1SH,  ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.  Gold and Gold Ores Melted,'Re-  ���������������������������fined-and-Bougnt. -----  | P. O. Box 1795.      Spokane, Wash, i  ISTELSON^LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson,  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending jjurchaseis of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of _tho addition , will  please apply to hini.  .      ������xT --   --   F. C. INNES.  HARNESS ..and  SADDLERY  Pack Harness. Pack Straps  Team Housings. Whips.  Jlrushoi, . Combn. Hits.  Harness Oil, etc. *Rcpair-  i������g rt specialty Orders  promptly atlcnried.  L.POGUE.  WARD ST.  (CuO) Opp Court House  Oh, tbe sparkle of the campfire on tha shelter-'  ed woodland shore, :'-  With tho forest far a background and tho lake  spread out before,  Whilo the frail canoes come tossing, home to  harbor in the bay  And tho star above the sunset marks the passing of the duyl  As tbe summer night grows deeper, how. the  flame illumes the pines  And its wavering reflection on ,the starlit water shines 1'  We have drawn a ring of magic iii the wilder-,  ness and gloom,  And the darkness looms beyond'it like the.  .   walls of somo vast room.  Gathers now the twilight oirele, each, bronzed  camper In his place, - -  While the laughter of the firelight meets thc  laughter on his face, '  And we slug tho good old ballads- and the  rolling college glees  Till the owl far up tho mountain boots defl-  anoe in tho trees.  Then the story and the laughter pass the marry oirclo round,.  Aud tbe intervening silence thrills with many  a woodland sound-  Now the woird and. ghostly challenge of the  solitary loon,  Now the whistle of a plover Journeying southward 'neath the moon.  Ah, the charm that hangs forever, ronnd the.  campflro's ruddy glow  Por the sago and for the savage, for the high  and for the low I'  Thero is something  grand and  godlike being  j-oofed with stars and skies  fad lulled solemnly to slumber by. primeval  lullabies.  ���������Jamus Buckham in Youth's Companion.  SHAKO AND COIF.  Armstrong & Morrison  MANUFACTURERS OF   ���������"'^^USTttL  ^aOT~"_   PIPE,-ALL S,ZES  GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  # Complete Water Works Qntm     un^^  ^ ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  f    715 ������VE^|Y 7 7VANCOUVER, B-O.    *  KOOTENAY. -LAKE ..GENERAL  'HOSPITAL SOCIETY  . All ' persons contributing $i.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $io.od subscribers will' secure the  privilege of voting" at the annual  election of'directois.'  .    A.. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B.- C. August 14th 1896.  ���������      ' ., .        ,  (419)  THORPE'S  SPARKLING,  Aromatic���������  Ginger Ale  TELEPHONE 60  TIIOKPE & CO., Ld.  Awards for Merit at World's Fair. 70S  Ttenoe I<       to Blanche  ANGERS, May 15, 1871.  Here we are, my dear Blanche, comfortably established in u country house near  Angers belonging to Mere Ste. Ursule's  brother-in-law, and have been here for the  past week. But I am still so bewildered  by all that has happened that I feel as il  awakening from a dream. As you know,  . I remained at the convent at Neuilly with  my little sister Lili and six other boarders,  orphans like ourselves, or whose parents,  living in foreign parts, could not come to  take them away. There were in all four  little and four, large girls. At first all  went smoothly���������no .more lessons or tasks;  only a short recitation in the, aftornoon  for fun. We spent the day in the park,  playing or reading amusing books. But  the. mothers: looked sad and worried, and  to be sure our quiet did not last long.  Although' you have been a year in society, you havo not, I am sure, forgotten  one' of thc oddest customs at the dear old  convent. ���������  Every little while, you'remember, dur  ing recreation one of the mothers crossed  the" court aud sounded her clapper.  This was a signal to stop our play and  remain silent while tho mother repeated/!  verse or two of the gospel or thc "Imitation." "-���������".. ,    . ������  , Then the clapper sounded again and recreation was resumed.   This was to remind  us that we have soul3 to save and that  - our gamos of croquet or ball must not  make us forget it.  Well, ono day���������the 25th of - March, I remember���������wc were about to play hide and  geek, when Mere.Ste. Angele come"out  with her clapper. Clock, clack! Everybody stood still. The mother began ,&' What  shall it profit a man' if he gain the whole  world"���������  Bourn, bourn!.. It waa a shell, my'dear,  ..thrown by the commune. '"It "burst in a  tree not' ten feet away. Mere Ste. Angele had net the courage to finish her sentence." The clapper fell from her hand.  The little ones began to cry. I took Lili  ln-my arms and wo ran to the study room.  The rest of the day and the night passed  without Incident, and we began to quiet  down, but when we were in thc refectory  and the soup had just been'served:   ������������������  Bourn, boum! A shell burst on tho roof  of an adjoining house.  "To the cellars, children, quick, quick,"  cried the superior, Mere Sto. Ursule.  "Take your plates and napkins!" And  down the stairs we rushed, plate in hand,  spilling half our soup-on the steps. .-Tho  _littl6^onor"tHougHt~lt"v^"TSmusing���������tKls"  time, and LIU was delighted.  . "Into thc coal cellar���������that is safest!"  cried tho mother superior from above.-  Thc lay sisters spread sheets on the ground,  and wo seated ourselves'011 sticks of wood  thrown down here and there and finished  this highly-dramatic breakfast right merrily. Not the least sign of a shell till nightfall. We went to bed in thc dormitory,  -as usual; but, as you may suppose; we did  not sleep much, excepting Lili, whom I  had taken into my little bed. Tlie lights  had beeu extinguished, and we were mttch  more afraid In the dark. About 10 o'clock  j a great blaze of light suddenly illumined  our windows. Almost at the sumc moment  the glass was shivered to atoms by a violent explosion.   .  "Jesus���������Maria 1" cried" Mere Ste.' Ursule, whose bed wns near ours. "Quick,  to tlie parlor, children 1" A new procession was formed, more melancholy thnn  that of the morning. The lay sisters followed, currying our mattresses, while wc  dragged our sheets and coverlids along by  the light of the dim lantern.  I carried Lili, for in all this noise and  confusion she ha'ri wakened only a moment  and had fallen asleep again at once. Wo  arranged our beds in tho great parlor and  lay down as wc wore told to do. c    =  But further explosions wero heard near  by. -    ''  "To the cellars, to the cellars!" cried  tlie superior again. "Ypu will be safer  tliere. Be good little "girls and pray to  God!"  . -   ;  Wo staid there a fortnight. - The noise  of firing was almost continuous. Wc sav?  through thc loopholes thc beautiful trees  in our park shattered by shells. ��������� We read.  wc played games,.,even blind man's buff  and hide und seek, for tliere were good  hiding places behind the piles of wood and  rubbish, only, unforEunatcly, we knc\y  theni all iu a few days. The little ones  grow very weary, and tlie big girls cried  now and then. I controlled myself'not to  ularm little Lili. - Sometimes betw.ccn  ! noon and 2 o'clock there was a little lull,  ��������� und we stole cautiously out and picked lip  pieces of exploded shells in the garden.  The time was very long. Fat Mere  Ste. Felicite���������you remember her, she whi>  rrent through the Crimean war���������could not,  aear the stifling air of tho cellar and said  quite seriously to thc mother superior,  "Pray, mother, let me go out; I will take  an umbrella." We had been four or five  days In hiding, when a company of Versailles soldiers took possession 01 the convent. The captain paid us a visit to encourage us, as he said, but partly, I fancy,  to gratify his curiosity. Ho was very nice  indeed, this captain, and quite aristocratic looking. Not very gwd looking, perhaps, but with a slender, graceful flgur*  and an air of goodness, frankness and en-  ..*_���������~~1.<1~ ...'.'-  ���������Wjy. They called him Captain d'Orsanne.  It tvas easy to see that he was of noble  birth, still very young-and wearing a medal' for bravery during the war. He staid  a full'hourwith us, talked cheerfully, gavc-  Mere Ste. Folicitfi news of an old general whom she had known In the Crimea  and found out that More Ste. Ursule was-  slster to one of his comrades at St. Cyr.  Ho was charming and petted Lili till he  quite won her heart. The next day he  sent us fresh meat and vegetables���������wo had  nothing left but dried provisions. He  camo to scq us every day, often bringing  .bonbons and dainties to the little ones, always giving Llll tho lion's share.  On Easter day our good chaplain, Abbe  Jusselin, whom wo saw now and then,  told us that he would hear our confessions  as usual.  Captain d'Orsanne had told us that vory  morning that a sortie cf the communists  was expected and that his company would  probably fight that day. Ho added Hint  we had nothing to fear, but you may imagine our feelings. _,.'      .  Abbe Jusselin heard our confessions in  B corner of thc coal cellar. Tlie big girls  ���������especially Bertha Malvan, who always  yyorc her handsome cousin's picture in n  locket; ymi remember her���������sobbed blttor-  ly and thought their last hour had come.  'Lili, who is 6, made her flrst confession  .that day. I can't imagine what she told  Abbe Jusselin, but she would do what big  sister did.  Confession over, Abbe Jusselin gavo uj  a very solemn genoral absolution, as in  time of great danger, and exhorted us to  make tho sacrifice of our lives to God.  "Bah," I heard Mere Ste. Felicito mutter, "ho should not talk so to children."  Then he administered communion;"still in  tlie cellar where the Holy Sacrament had  been brought several'days before.- It was  very impressive, I can tell ypu, and wc  felt liko the early'Chiistians in thc catacombs.  That evening Captain d'Orsanne . came  back with his company. They were vie-'  torious, of course (I will confess to you thai  I had' mado special prayers for the captain), ��������� but they brought back several  wounded.  Ono of tho cellars was cleared out for  their reception, and the nims took care of  them. I wanted to help nurse them, but  thc superior would not let me. I complained- to , the captain, and -he told me  smilingly that my duty was to stay with  my little sister. But we .could not stay in  tthc cellar forever. The captain said that  the war would certainly last a month longer, so we must decide what to do. The  Sth of May thc superior told us that wc  were going to Angers, where her brother-  in-law, a wealthy manufacturer, had offered us his protection nnd a shelter. Wo each  took a littlo bundle of clothes, and, in order to carry as much as possible, wore  two pairs of stockings, two chemises and  two or tlirec petticoats. Thc nuns, by way  of precaution, put on ordinary drosses am?  hats, instead of. their habits and "veils.  ���������Such dresses, my dear, and such hats I  Mere Ste. Felicite had unearthed tliem  from heaven knows whore, and thc poor  mothers looked like frights, excepting poor  little More Ste. Agatha, who is so pretty  that she looked quite a fine lady.  We left the convent at nightfall by the  little gate at thc end of the park, and Captain d'Orsanne accompanied us to tlie last  outpost. On the bridge over the Seine a  puff of wind carried away Mere Ste.'TTr-  sule's bonnet, and we all laughed a little,  but just as the captain was about to leave  us a shell hissed oyer our heads aud made  us serious enough again. The captain  bade us farewell, and Merc Ste. Ursule  thanked him warmly for his kindness tc  us. IIo asked leave to shake hands with  her, then witli me and with Mere Ste.  Felicite, and he kissed Lili several times.  My heart was full at the thought that I  should probably never ogaln sec this poor  captain, who had been so good to us.  Wo soon reached Courbevoie, where two  carts were waiting for us, and at 10 o'clock  wo reached Versailles, where wo "took the  train for Angers.   And, now, that Is all.  Wc should be vory contented here at any  other time, but everything that happens is  go sad. Write to me soon, dearest. I embrace you fondly.    Yours, Rtcxee.  Fragment of a letter from Captain d'Orsanne to Jean L :  Neuilly, visitation Convest,  May 15,  =1371.  ���������Just-fancy���������my-dear fellow���������I-have-bcc-n-  herc a-fortnight with "my company in n  convent full of nuns. We fouud here, besides the sisters,- half a dozen boarders hidden in thccellars, for, shells were falling  about like-hail. These ^sisters were regular trumps, not much scared, and I liver1  on tho best of terms with them for about  ton days. One old sister knew our former  chief in the Crimea.  But the pluckiest of all, tho prettiest,  the merriest, was a little boarder about li  or 17, I suppose, named Reiice.j She had  a little sister, 5 or fi, to whom she made an  adorable llttlc'mother.  - I escorted tlio party to Courbevoie,, the  other day, for they could not stay nny  longer in the cellars. As I left thein n  shell whistled past our ears. Mile. Rcnce  lifted hor little sister and put her In my  arms without a word, bur, with such a confiding air and such ju'ctcy^appenlinir eye;  that I was quite overcome. I shall probably never seo the HtMo yirl a;jain and only mention the pretty apparition'en passant.    Yours, .rACQi.Tri.  Fragment of n letter from Runce L   to Blanche S :  RAKIS, Fepfc. 21', 187-1." '  - Last Sunday my guardian and I went  to dine with Miue. do Lys. an old friend of  poor mamma's. Mme. de Lys said to mc,  '..'You are going to meet.a chnviiiing man,  Commandant d'Orsanne." and just then,  in he camcjiiiot changed in thc least, not  "a bit older. I.knew him at once. He  looked rather embarrassed, as if he thought  he knew me.,but was not quite sure. Then  I began tor laugh like a littlo goose,-and  he saill without preamble, "Well," Mile.  RencCj how is little Lili and Mere. S.tc.  Ursule and Mere Ste. Felicite?"  Mme. de Lys and my guardian did not  understand it.atalland looked at ns in  amazement. ,. In short, wemot like t-������vj  old friends,- thc commandant and I���������for  he is a commandant at 35, iny dear.  To be sure, he is not :i count or a marquis,'as I fancied, but tliat makes no difference. Rkxee.  Fragment of a letter from Commandant  d'Orsanne to Jean L���������;���������:  PAKIP, Sept. 21, 1874.  Guess whom I mot thc oliicr day at your  Aunt dc Lys'. My little convent girl of  thc commune. Do you remember:-' Shu  is SO now and perfectly charming. We renewed our campaign experiences.  JACQUHS.    -  PATtfS, Nov. 15, 1S7-J.  M. P  has  thc honor  to announce  the marriage of  Mile.  Renee L , his  ward, to M. Jacques d'Orsanne. chhf of  battalion of thc Thirty-first line and chevalier of the Legion of Honor.���������From the  French For Short Stories.  ARCADI1  ������V  ://:  1 traveled many winding ways  That weary seemed to me, '77-  In eloudy nights nnd windy day^      Q,":f  To find sweet Arcadie. - "^ V '.. ���������  The shepherds "stand 0:1 either hand! ' ''��������� -  "Wo fain would go with thee, ., \  Save for our sheep, to tbat sweet laiidt '1 ���������  That far off Arcadie."'  Along the selfsame way I fare,'   - "' '   'v  And shepherds ask of mo: (   ���������   '    ,  "Hast found thoso green fields anywhere* ' -  "Yea, hut tho peoplo dwelling there  Know not'Hb Arcadie."  ���������Arthur Willis Colton in Century.  A FIRST AFFECTION.  The worker wasps, liko the worker bees  ������re smaller than the queens or males.  There is a ball at Lady Plantagenct's in  Grosvenor square.    A waltz is just over,  and two of tho dancers  havo sought  tho  protecting shade of the great exotic plants '  in the conservatory at Plantagenct House. >  They arc  both  remarkably good looking  Hid apparently are devoted to each other.  Vhis has boen their' third waltz tonight���������  a fact that has been noticed and commented upon more or less spitefully by tho dearest friends of the handsome couple.    They ���������  arc Miss  Sybil  Grey, Lady Plantagenct's  niece, and  Captain Arthur, Malct of  the  Grenadiers.  "I don't think you caro for mc, Sybil,  as you used to do."  "How unkind of you to 6ny that! I lovo   ���������  you with my whole heart.   But you know  that ns well as I do, and you are only trying to tease mc."       0-  "I am not indeed. Now look here. You  know my position���������only ������500' a year besides my pay���������and you won't have moro  than ������200 yourself and perhaps will havo  to wait 20 year.* for that. It's not'a very  rosy prospect. But, anyhow,' it's best to  look matters in the face. If you are con-o  tent to rouj;h it, so am I."  "Inm moro than content, darling."  'J Do yovi mean to.tell me that if you had.  the chiuice of making a really good mar-,  ric-goyou wonld stick to me all thc same?"  "Nothing shall part us, Arthur. I swear  it!"  "My sweet!"  And then among thc multicolored Chinese lanterns and tothe tunc of tho splashing fountain they continue to coo to each  other, as is, I am informed, tho wont of  true lovers.  If ever there was a fairy upon earth, it  is Sybil Grey. Golden haired, bluo eyed,'  wild strawberry lips, tiny hands, tiny feet,  tiny waist���������she is a very dabity littlo  maiden indeed. But this is not all. Sho  is as-good as she is pretty. No evil tempers, no rebellious instincts, no cccentrio  tastes, has hor fond mother ever hail to correct. She was a sweet buby, she'was a  sweet child, and she is a sweet girl. Moro  thaft all, slie is deeply religious. How  humbly does slie confess her sins not only  now and then, but every Sunday morning  in ohurch! How unselfishly docs' she de- ���������  vote her sunniest afternoons of thc season  to selling things at a bazaar for thc good  of the poor!  For all that, she is not yefmarried, although she is tho daughter of a distinguished clergyman of the Church of England and tho niece of Lady Plantagenct.  But sho nnd Arthur Malet love one an- ���������  other.    Ah, my friends, world tossed and  world stained as wo are, how can we futh-  or.i the peculiarities of a virgin heart?  ''Oh, hero you arc, are you?" cruelly  breaks in tho voice of Lady Plantagenct:  "I have been, looking for you everywhere,  Sybil.   Let mo introduce General Grant."  *******  Horace Grant returns to his chambers in  St. James street that night, or rather "tomorrow morning," a doomed man. Fox-  weal or for woe. ho has met his fate. Until now he has had a wonderful run of  luck. Ho has come in for'every war from  the Crimea to thc Sudan and has played  his part bravely therein, so that at thc  ago of ol he is already a litcutenai,; general and a K. B. C. He is a tall, well1'  looking man, possessing an iron con?;itu-  tion, and is still blessed with the full ;om-  plemcnt of arms and legs. And or.,y tho  other day a distant cousin was good enough  to disregard tho claims of a numt rouu  family and leave him ������20,000 a year.  True,   Sir   Horace   Grant   was foolish  enough to settle half of his fortune upon  tho considerate testator's widow and children, probably very unworthy people, but  ~& 10t000~a year"is7"afterlill, a liicclncome.  Aud, greatest luck of all, according to  him, he has never heen led captive by any  one of the many charming women he has  met. Not tliat he is a misogynist, hy any  means; simply because his life has been  sb happy throughout that he has felt any  change must be for the worse. And nov,-  ho is head over ears in love at first sight  with Sybil Groy. Now he finds at last  that; there has been something lacking In  existence. Now he feels that his life will  boa blank unless he can persuade this vision of-brlghtncss and youth to share It.  Itris hardly necessary to-say that he  takes every opportunity of seeing ' his  charmer that presents Itself and makes  many opportunities when a lover less infatuated would be losing time. Right up  to the last day of thc season does he danco  attendance upon her. Vast sums docs ho  disburse for her at the florist's. Unnumbered miles does he travel in her service.  And one day���������the day before'Lady Pk.11-  t.'if.-enet starts for "her seat in Warwickshire'  ���������General Grant asks Miss Grey to become  his wife. . "       "  Of course she accepts him at,once, you  will say.    Only 50 or so, general and  IC.  - C. B;, ������10,000 a year.   She would bo moro  than human, especially in thc present state  of modern society if she refused him.  "My dear Miss Grey," says the general,  "I have your aunt's express permission to  address you. I'm not good at love making. It's not in my line. But I can fori  as much as, and for ;ill I know a good  deal rmore, deeply "than fellows who are  more glib of tongue than lam. And I  love you, Miss Grey, us truly as man ever  loved woman yet, and I want you to lio my  wife. Your aunt tells mo that your parents will consent.    What do you say?"  And tho general, pale and anxious, han;rs  upon tho young girl's reply, and altogether shows a very different spirit to tli.it  which he exhibited on thc memorable day  when, at tho head of his troop, he galloped  toward tlio Russian batteries.  But Sybil Grey's puro mind is as yet untarnished by the idi-as of modern society.  She docs not jump at,thc offer at once, as  would so many of her dearest companions.  She tells the general that, honored as she  feels by this display of disinterested affct ���������  tion, she is nevertheless under thc painful  necessity of referring him to lier father.  "In matters such as these, affecting  one's whole life, I am sure it is wrong U>  act upon impulse or to give way to the  promptings of affection or regard. I foel  that it i*< wb-er to allow oneself to be guided by those who have brought one up acd  necessarily have one's interest nt heart.  So. dear General Grant, will you please  epeuk tc papa?"  ���������t * * * * * *  "Jvbil, it will kill me."  ' i;-.sir up, mj dearest, bear up," bravely  I'l  I  'Br-  - * E������-J  % 1  i  ������������������--*,-  $1  w 1  \u THE MINER NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 1897.  ������v������wer������ tbe fair child, tot indeed she ia  lit tic mora, though she has gon* through  her long, weary seasons in London. "Re-  luembcr that I love you and shall always  pray for your welfare. But remember also,  dearest Arthur, that I am commanded by,  e, higher authority to honor my, father and  iny mother. ��������� I havo tcld them that I prefer you���������ah, how infinitely! But they sny  It will bring their gray hairs to an early  grave if I do not accept the general's proposal, which, combined as it is with deep  affection, honorablo achievements and  most generous settlement:!, is thc only possible means of assuring tho future of one  so dependent as poor little mc! You would  not havo mo bring my parents' gray hairs  tothe"���������  "No, darling. No, no, no! But it will  kill me!"  And if poor Arthur put moro cognac  than was his abstcmiuous wont iuto his  temperate bottle of soda water that uight  at the club what wonder.  There is such a thing as a broken butterfly, say what you will.  *******  .The wedding was gorgeous and select.  The honeymoon was 30 days of abject and  happy slavery on tho part of the genoral,  of gracious and wifely submission to exhibitions of conjugal affection, sanctioned by  thc Church of England, on thc part of  Lady Grant.  And the happy commencement of thi?  auspicious union Is not evanescent. It culminates in a perfect understanding between the veteran warrior���������for, after all,  61 is 51���������and his charming bride. He give?  her all ho has���������monoy, time, love, endurance, even absence when it is the duty ol  a modern husband to be absent. And she  on her side does lier duty. Sho accepts all  without a murmur.  * *        * *      , * * *  ���������" The races arc just over at Goodwood,  The, general, to please his wife, who is ii  good sailor, has bought a yacht. And from  that luxurious home which is now lying  at Littlchampton the pleasant party ol  invites have every day driven over to  Goodwood in thc general's drag. But to-  .day is tho last day of the meeting. So  Lady Grant has determined to have a grand  dinner on board and flrcvorka to follow  ���������Dinner is over, and, strange'to say, everybody is on deck except Lady Grant and  Captain Malet ��������� strange, because Lady  Grant is the model of au English matron,  and therefore it must bo something oi  great moment that keeps her in such close  conversation with any ono but her hus-  kind.  'It is not strango that Captain Malct  should bo of the party. Is ho not a very  old friend of tho hostess, iind is not the  general n person who has been accustomed  to obey orders all his life?  "Sybil, arc you happy?"  "Yes,  dearest Arthur,  as happy as n  wife can bo, for I have tho blessed consciousness that I um enduring a daily martyrdom.    I am inurricil  to a "good man  whom'I do not love.    But I know that  there is a Providence that directs all  our  ways, and so I am content."  ",'"I only wish Providenco would direct  the general to a better world!"  :."Hush, Arthur, you must not say such  things to mc!"  ' And then they go up, slowly go up the  companion, to where they expect to find  the general entertaining his guests.  Ho is not there. And as he has to go  out in the dingey to let off tho fireworks  outside thc harbor, he has been putting on  a lifo belt in his cabin next to thc raloon.  Unfortunately for himself, General Grant  lias never learned to swim. It was not  agreeablo to him to hear his wife talking  to the handsome young officer about her  marriage, but it would havo been still  more painful to stop out upon them.  ��������� The general goos np thc companion in n  minute or two, after drinking off a large  glass of water, for he la unaccountably  thirsty, and finds Captain Malet ready,  equipped for thc night air.  Y "Oh, you will want somebody to help  you," says his wife.    "Captain Malet, at  ���������11 events, is not afraid of the water." e  ,'. Poor little thing!    She means no harm!  After all, It docs seem a little absurd to  wear a life belt when you are a member o/  the Royal Yacht squadron.  .  Without a word the two men  got into,  ��������� the dingey and arc rowed down the harbor  to where tho fireworks may bo let off to  . tho best advantage.  ���������-j���������*���������*���������*���������������������������������-* -���������������.������������������* ��������� *������������������=���������-���������������--  .. -Few people, except visitors to Goodwood and fond husbands with largo families, visit Littlehampton. For the benefit  of the majority, therefore, I may mention that tho port of Littlehampton is  chiefly composed of the swift flowing river  Aran, a couple of jetties and a few pile?.  ��������� As a natural consequence, when thc tide  is at the flow, a mountainous wave is thc  result of the contact' between sea surge  and river current.  Of this fact thc couplo of sailors .who  arc rowing out tlie dingey nre unfortunately ignorant. So, when they come to  the mouth cf the harbor, they arc'capsized,  ��������� fireworks nnd all, as neatly as possible, thu  result being that a quarter of an hour after the accident thc boat is drifting away  merrily into midcha'nnel with two people  hanging on" to her keel. Tho two'peoplc  - are Goneral Grant and Captain Malct.  Tho sailors have disappeared.  Slowly thc long hours glide away. Fiere-  '' er every hour dash the billows against thc  licnumbcd bodies which arc rousing their  wrath.    Colder  every minute grows  the  apathetic night until it grays into dawn.  Then nt last one of the silent -couple  loosens his grasp and sinks into foam and  obscurity.  . It is Sybil's lirst love.  Horace Grant, who himself can hardly  hold on, so frozen arc his hands, thinks of  .the conversation ho has just overheard;  thinks that, this man dead, he may yet ho  able to win his wife's lovo; thinks that,  this man living, his good name may yet  be dishonored, his strong, manly lovo may  yet be turned Into misery.  -- Then he remembers that he cannot  , swim, and he feels that life is precious.  Then he is conscious that a man, a helpless man, is struggling in his death agony  not fivo yards away.  ��������� And-thcn he hears a hoarse voice through  thc hiss of tho waves:  ." " '.'Help, help!   For God's sake, help!"  '���������=     And then he quickly takes off  his life  belt and flings it, with an arm steady and  sure, toward thc drowning man. '  * *  ,' 9 * * * *  Six months have elapsed. ' Tho place is  Grant Court. Thc tiaie is midwinter, and  Sybil Grey und Arthur Malct are again together.  "And will you really be my own at last  -in thc summer, my.angel?"  "Yes, darliftg, I will. 'Sufficient time  will then have elapsed to prove how deeply  I regret my poor dear,-noble general. And  now, darling, I think you are converted :it  last. Yours was, indeed, a miraculous  escape. The ways of Providence are inscrutable, are they not?"���������Exchange.  HE LOVtS A POSTEft GIRU  6he Was a poster, so' new ond so sweeti '  And I a podustrlan.  She sat on the grass; with six toes on her fori.  Alas, for my sorrow began I  For sho ogled at me with a crimson leer,  And he'r noao was so bluo, ah, yes!  Her  dross was  transparent, her  joints rwy  queer;  But, r.h, did I lovo hor tho loss?  Ab, never, no. nover.-no moro  Shnll I know of sweet ppaco, alas!  For my lovo Is n girl cf the primary tints.  And sho sits on tho purple grans.  Tho sky at her back was magenta nnd slate,  And tho sun a delicate gray;  Bho was washing herself, I am nhle to state,  With somebody's soap r.'.l tho day.  lier sims were loo long, and her nose too short,  Her perspective Is wrong, I confess;  (hero wn$ mud in  hor eye from a small boy't  spcii-t;  Uut, ah, did I lovo her tho less?  Ah. never, r.o, never, no mora  Will she F' t my heart in a whirl,  For thoy'vu covered her up with a Bovril  bill,  My beautiful poster girl!  ���������London Figaro.  IN ALSACE.  8'  .The largest mosquitoes in tho world are  foucd iu the arctic regions.  Salomo stood on tho bridge which spanned tlio foaming stream and gazed dreamily at thc mountains beyond and then at  the meadows. Salome's cows wore slowly  coming homeward.'" In tho pasture she  could r.oa her sister, Frcderika, making thc  hay. The girl was not lazy, only dreamy.  Presently Salome was by her sister's side.  Then each one took a bundle of hay and  carried it to their father's outhouse, for  eld Dominic was the forester.  The girls worked on, when Salome's  bundle of hay was seized and carried for  her. Tho girl turned surprised, and there  was Morand, tho young forester. She  knew he had come, for her father had expected him. Domlnio was to teach him  forest ways.  "I thought itwas Cousin.Joseph," cried  Salome, with a smile, and then Frcderika  laughed. "Wo were expecting Cousin Joseph. You know he is shut up for weeks  iu his factory. Joseph cares less for the  grand forest and its wild beauty than he  doc3 for gardens and their flowers."    .  "I do not admire his tastes,'J answered  Morand. .  Then homeward went the two girls, and  tho mau followed, and as they passed the  window of their littlo house there was the  old mother, and Salome kissed her. Frcderika stood a littlo in tho background.  She now turned back and - sought a new  bundle of bay. Then Morand ran after  Frcderika and took her bundle and carried  It for-hor. ,  Then the father joined thc three young  people. rNow Frcderika, who was the  practical sister, went into tho house to  prepare the evening meal.  "Come along, Morand," said the old  forester, "tlio soup will get cold, and wc  must milk thc cows before we go in."  Morand looked in despair. He had never milked a cow in his life. "I have much  to learn," muttered ho, pitcously.  "Supper is waiting," said Frederlka.  As .thoy hastened on Salome noticed that  Morand had stuck in his buttonhole a  bunch of flowers. They were crocuses./  "So you like crocuses, M. Morand?"  "I thought you did, Mile. Salome," he  laid.  So, for a timo, Morand lived with, thc  forester. Tho harvest was gathered and  there was a good stock of potatoes.. The  wiuter was coming along, and a eold one,  but the family were prepared to face it.  Salome's mother required the girl's constant attention.  Joseph camo now on every Sunday. He  was overseer of the factory in the neighboring littlo town. Everybody respected  Joseph. The young man was thc support  of hl.^fumily. Perhaps his visits to his  cousins were-not ns pleasant as before.  The fact was, though no one knew It, he  wiis In love with Frederlka. Then he felt  twinges of jealousy. Ho was uncertain  whether Morand liked Salome or Frcderika.  "Besides,"  thought Joseph,   "he   will.  soon get his nomination to bo forester elsewhere.    A few months'patience!   I shall'  speak toiny"unclc',~and"Frederlka"wlirnot"  say me nay." "  Morand watched Frederika, from morning till night, engaged in her household  cares. .  "Tho time will como," he said softly to  himself.  Ono night tljo moon shone In through  tho frosty windows. Salomo - sat at tho  foot of thc bed, watching her sleeping  mother.  "She looks less pale than yesterday,"  thought Salome. "Perhapsfather is right.  She will revlvo in thc spring."   " '.  Morand and Frederlka were laughing  together���������sometimes even her father, too  ���������but-Salomo only sat and watched hor  mother.  "Take care, my child, take caro," the  mother feebly murmured, ub the listless  hand dropped, and over the beloved features came a solemn, terrible beauty. Salome uttered a sharp cry and lost consciousness.  When she came to herself, sho was bo-  sidc tho kitchen, Morand alono sitting  near her.  "Thank God, my child, your mother  was not alone when sho died!" she heard  her father say.  Morand" at once found thc means of  sending thc sad news to Joseph, and Jo-.  seph came at' once. It was a bitter cold  day wheu thc mother was burled in the  village graveyard. It was terriblo work  making their way through the deep snow.  It was Joseph who gave Froderlka. his  hand and Morand supported Salome.  "Why, why," '. Salome said to herself a  thousand times, "did my poor mother bid  me 'take care?' " -   -  ���������j Father Dominic seemed to take now no  interest .in passing events. His wife was  dead.  . Then an unusual thing happened. Dominic wrote a letter, and Morand went to  the village to post it. In a week afterward  Morand had a letter, and he read that ho  had an appointment as forester in another  part cf thc country���������or, should ho prefer  j.it, ho might remain as Dominic's assist-  j aufc.  j     Morand hesitated. .The old forester, who  bad guessed the contents of the letter, had  ��������� turned aside.   ..."  |     Salomo watched both with evident anx-  j iety.    Frederika, busy preparing dinner,  was thc only one who took no heed.  | Morand met Salome's inquiring eyes.  j "I am appointed' forester to a place fairly  ' well paid, but a long way from here."  I "A long way from here," repeated tho  ; old man. "I begged that favor. I want-  ] ed to keep you here. I am not tho man I  ; once was. My strength docs riot come  ! back with tho spring. I think she must  i have token it away with her, all my cour-  ; ago and all my hope." ���������  His daughters tried to comfort him, but  he shook his head without replying.   Morand precipitately escaped from the room.  When. the yoting man came back, his  dinner hod been laid for him only. But  Frederika had taken care that all should  bo quite comfortable for him, even more  so than .usual, and she was in the'kitchen  alone.    Morand seized her hands.  "If I go to that faroff place, will you go  With me?"  "Wherever you like," said she simply.  She had hitherto been too busy to thins  of love. But when Morand took her in  his arms a deep joy took possession of pool  Frederlka.  At this moment the door opened and Salome entered. Frederika hastily drow back,  but her hands wero still clasped in hoi  lover's, and Salomo saw it.  "Sister!" said Morand, with a smile. -  Amazement, almost stupor, was writ-  lon on the poor girl's white face. All shi  ni littered was, "Doos father know?"  "Not yet," onswered Morand. "I wai  just going to look for him in the forest."  When later the father came home, Frederika simply said to him: "Morand lo vet  mc.    He wishes me to be his wife."  "God bless you both," said Dominic,  and then he asked, "Do you stay or go?"  Thc father then thought for a moment  aud added, "Yes, wc must expect that you  will want a home of your own. That li  right. You know pretty well what art  the duties of a forester. It is hard for m������  to part with both of you, but lt is bettei  so."  So Morand understood, to his great joy,  that he had won, not only his wife, but  his independence. Salome and her fathci  went out togcthor. "Thou shalt be wholly my own" he said tenderly. "Thou  Bhalt replace nil whom I have lost."  Salome helped her sister to arrange hei  wedding dress silently, but energetically.  She seemed to have quaffed in one draft  her bitter cup, to have cut off her right  hand and plucked out her rijrht cye. Salome was bent on rooting out of her soul a  love which, however innocent at first, wae  innocent no longer. Salomo watched and  prayed night and day.  Joseph was at tho wedding. When he  asked for a holiday, it was with so dull a  face that his master inquired, laughingly,  whether he was off to a marriage or a funeral.  Joseph's secret was tolerably well guessed, but the bridegroom was not jealous.    .  The young couple were gone. The forester's cottage had become silent. Once Salome used to sing at her work;' now she  worked, without singing. It was with difficulty that she remembered little details of  housekeeping, so eusy to Frederika.  "I am still stout enough to take care ol  myself, and I want no assistance," said  her father. '' It was Morand I wanted, but  tho lad knew better how to shift for himself." '  It was the brightest day of the very dull  week when Joseph paid his usual visit.  He never failed to come early and depart  late. He entered, taciturn and cold, arranging on his lap thc flowers he had gathered in thc forest, great haudfuls of which  he often took back to his city home. Never  onco had he exchanged confidences with  Salome, yet he felt she understood him.  Whether he spoke or not, her presence wai  a rest to him. She, on her side, began to  find the time long between his visits, and  each time when Joseph went. away she  said to him, "You will be sure to come  again?"  The clouds were low and the sky gray  when Joseph, stick in hand, the next tlm������  took his way to the forester's cottage.  Streams long frozen came tumbling down  the rocks or filtering through the ground.  The murmur of waters was heard on every  side.  . Salome stood at the house door, watching the sudden thaw. Her father wai  away.,- She knew Joseph was coming and  she felt, she knew not why, glad for that.  Then she saw Joseph. She felt like scold  ing him for having loitered so long. He  met her and he laughed; He had been  gathering the first spring flowers, but Su;  loine did not laugh.  "You will walk with me, Salome?" he  asked. "We may meet your father." And  now, chatting, the two went toward the  glen. .  They reached the stream. Then Joseph  stopped, horrified. It was a roaring tor  *Tcht. Dominic was not there. The water  was tearing down the mountain side.  ^-''For"-the-love of-Godf '-cried Salome;  '' let us hurry up! Close by here there is a  cottage. A poor woman and her. child live  in lt. They will be swept away."  . "Howbrave and,strong she is," thought  Joseph. He was certain now that he heard  a cry of .distress. Yes, thero at the window he saw a woman, a child in her arms,  and the house was shaking. It would topple over in au instant, and the torrent had  to he crossed if they were to be saved. A  moment after Dominic was by Joseph'*  side. Thc forester at least was safe. Then  Joseph, In a loud, clear voice,, bade-the  woman conic down.- She did so and shrieked when she saw the raging torrent.  Salome fell on her knees upon the bank.  Her father stood by her, shouting out advice to the brave fellow, who was already  fighting with the torrent. .  ��������� "That round stone is not firm! There  is a hole In thc bed of thc stream! Brave  lad! That stupid woman 1 Sho clings to  him! Shi will hinder his getting ashore!"  But Joseph's feet were firm" on shore.  He was able to mako a sign to Salome that  he would go straight homo with the woman and child.  "Let us hurry back and sec that there is  a good fire and wino and food," cried Salome.    ��������� '  Meantime Joseph, .carrying the child  and helping thc woman, hod succeeded in  getting home first. He had not yetchang-,  ed his clothes, but he had made up the  flrc, placed the woman In Father .Dominic's armchair and wrapped thc child in a  rug, where It lay, warming its littlo feet  in thc hearth and smiling up at its -preserver.  ' Salome stood an" instant to watch, the  pretty sight,-then took the child in her  arms. "Go, Joseph. Get yourself ���������drlcd  in father's room. You havo done enough  for one day.    You will be 111 yourself."  "Then will you nurse me?" and he took  her hand.  "Anything you like if you will only go  and change your clothes."  *      - * * *     <  ������ ��������� ���������  Some months after Joseph and Salome  were walking along the banks of the  stream. It was Sunday, " and thc little  waves seemed singing a Sunday psalm:'  "What a transformation," said Salome,  "since the day when you saved that poor  woman and her child, now contented she  is now. This stream is not more changed  than her life, poor soul, thanks to you."  "And our life, too," said Joseph tender  "Yes," answered Salome, pressing her  husband's arm, "our storms ore passed.  The stream flows peacefully on. I understood today that one may yet be happy."  "I understood it a little before you did,  perhaps," said Joseph, smiling.���������Anthony  Hope in Leisure Hour.  NOTICE.  , Take notice that, sixty days after, date I intend to apply to thc Chief Commissioner of  bands and Works fur permission to purchase  ICO acres of unreserved Crown lands, situate on  Crawford Hay, West, Kootenay District, nnd  commencing at a post marked K. C. Howell,  N. XV. corner; thence cast 10 chains; thence  south 10 chains; thence west 40 chains lo the  shore, and Ihence along the shore to thc point  of commencement. K. C. HOWKLL,  July 27. 180"  1710] Per J. IlenitiCK McGkkook.  NOTICE.  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His eye,-like phosphorescent spark,  Glowed like a cat's eye in the dark;  His cheek aflame with inward fire,  As he muttered his oue desire:  "Klondike."  All fleeced and wooly was his coat,-  From off a sheep or billygoat;  A coouskiu cap wns ou his head���������  He hurried ou aud ouly said:  "Klondike."  A spado to dig tbe golden s-ind  He carried in bis strong right hand;  His left n ten-quart pail did hold  Iu which to,bring bis dust of gold  From Klondike.  Beside hiin trotted as ho went  A humble dog with sorrow bent,  Foreseeing fate from selfish mau  Iu omens of the frying pnu,  In Klondike.  "The Chilcoot Pass," the old man said,  "Is over yender���������up ahead."  The solemn miner, somewhat vexed,   .  Said:   "Let'er pass; I make it next,  For Klondike."  "Oh stay," the maiden said, "aud rest  Thy weary head upou my breast."  "Go to," he cried; "thy love will trust  The fellow who brings back the dust  .From Klondike.  "Beware the price of garden truck; >.  Eeware the nimble, gfiy Canuck!"  This wns the farmer's Inst good-night;  "And take tbe first road to the right  For Klondike."  A mau wns fouud, to neck in snow,  And hauled out by an Esquimaux,  All solid, "rigid, still and dead,  His idea frozen in his head���������  "Kloudike."    '  Ou Yukon's bank at break of day,  Lifeless, but well preserved he lay,  While o'er his head in solid ieo  Thev carved this simple, plain device:  "Kloudike."  lliillcl Proof* ���������l������l h.  The recent tests ot the uewly invented  bullet-proof cloth at Fort Suelling demonstrates that the new army rifle bullet, which can bore a man clean through  at a distance of o two miles, nnd pierce  armor-plate, was flattened against the  cloth at iOO yards. At 200 yards the bullet pierced four layers of the cloth. The  inventor is sanguine of sccuriug the same  resistance in one layer of the cloth which  is now possessed by five layers.  Should he do so the cloth might become of some service, as a protection to  tbo individual soldier in battle, but not  very much unless a stiff and light backing for the cloth armor can be invented  which would take up the impact of tbe  bullet and distribute it over a sufficient  surface to prevent injury. For suppose  the cloth lying loosely against the body,  should a bullet strike it, even' though it  could not penetrate the fabrio, it could  inflict a blow that might be fatal. The  cloth nt the point of inipuct would be  driven against the flesh with such force  as to make a wound something like that  mado by a spent.bullet, only much more  severe. If such u blow did not kill, it  might paralyze. The blow delivered by  a pugilist with the gloved fist does not  cut like the blow of. the naked fist, ncr  does it penetrate, but it is disabling if it  reaches a vital point. The blow of a bullet, representing so much more force  against a smaller surface, would be much  more disabling.  But it the bullet-proof cloth were  stretched over a substance of sufficient  firmness to take up and distribute the  force of the blow, serious' injury might  be avoided. It would seem necessary to  still expose the soldier's head, although  it is possible thnt a light helmet might  be constructed which would protect  everything but his eyes. The armor  would not, of course, be effective against  artillery, but ns most of the wounds and  faUlties iu battle are inflicted by small  arms, the use of tbe ballet-proof cloth,  with an effective backing, might perhaps  reduce the losses in action by a considerable percentage. The cloth could also  be used to advantage in constructing  temporary forts and breastworks and  other references, provided it meets the  claims made for it.���������Minneapolis Tribune.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Mrs. Mary Mallette, Prop.  First Class Dining Boom.    No, Chinamen.   All white help.  ACCOMMODATIONS, 81.00 per day.  Vernon Street,        768       Nelson, B. C  *"  A Convention of the Liberal  Party of British Colum*  ��������� bia-will-be-he Id- ���������������������������  in the *  .. -'  City HalL New ^stminster,  -       *MlJ       *"*������w*+| COMMENCES]  COMMENCING ON  FRIDAY, OCT. 8,1897,  At 10 O'clock, a. m.  For the purpose of thoroughly organizing  the Liberal Party throughout the Province and discussing any matters t affecting Liberal interests.  .Each Liberal Association in the Province  is requested to send delegates as previously arranged for. Liberals' resident in localities where Liberal Associations do not exist are cordially invited to attend and take part in the  proceedings.  -Blank Books  ^Writing Pads  C^Letter Books  Office Supplies*  Mining Laws ,  ���������^Copying Presses  f^Einpire Typewriter  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  3C2.  NKLSON, B. C.  Do You Want a Home?  $550���������A cosy little cottage and two  choice lots situate in Hume Addition,  ground all cleaved for lawn or garden.  Grand view of thc lake. Terms-  Apply at office of  T. G. PROCTER,  717 Baker street. Nelson,  W. A. JOWETT  MINGNCand  Real Estate  Broker...  NELSON, B. C.  Has for immediate sale���������   *  Lots 17 and  18,   Block   10,'Nelson  "      6    "'    7/   . "      17.  "    19      ",. . "    '66,  - The.above are unimproved. -  Also Lot 4, Block 12, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block', rented   .  for $65 per month.  ������ A : Good  Investment.  T.G.f ROOTER,  Mines,  g  BAKER STREET,-  ITeison,       -      -        B. C.  5'doors west of Bank of.Montreal, P. O. Box 229.  OFFICE OF'THE  Kootenay Valleys, Co., Ld.  ���������AND-  :  Balfour Brick Yard Co.  Owners of property in Nelson should send in  a list of tlieir lots for Mile, us I havo customers  rendyto purchase Nelson properly at a reasonable figure. 716  : (tap of Manit  -    IN THE  Scavenger Business.  - Having purchased the Scavenger  Business of Mr. G. H. Owen, we  respectfully request a continuance of  the patronage heretofore extended  to Mr. Oweri, and will guarantee to  both old and new patrons  c.    Entire Satisfaction.  m RAGLESS & NELSON.  ������  NOTICE.  IS HEREBY given that sixty days after date,  I shall apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and* Works for permission to purchase the following described land, situate  near tho south end of Kootenay lake :���������  Commencing at the northwest corner of Lot  883." Q. 1, Kaslo and:Slocaii Ity-land, thenco  east 10 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 20 chains, thenco  west to thc shore of Kootenay lake, thence following thc shore of, said lake to point of commencement, containing tilO acres more or less.  (Signed)      A. St. G. HAMERSLEY.  - West Kootenay, 30th August. 18i)7. ���������        753  CALIFORNIA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  .West -Kootknaay   District.    Wheke  -. Located���������Ox the North Slope op Toad  .    Mountain,  adjoining the . Exchequer  . Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICE thatl, J. M. McGrcRor, acting  as agent for 1'. Cherbo, Free Miners Certilicate N'o. 78130, intend, sixty days from tho  day hereof, to apply to thc Mining Recorder  for a certilicate of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  Ard further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. '         J. M. MCGREGOR.  Dated this 2Gth day of July, 1897 709,  NEW STORE  "���������:*SNtp THE PUBLICN^  We understand that heretofore a great many people have been sending to Toronto for goods. . It is our intention to seH goods at such  small profits that it will be unnecssary to do this in the future. We  carry a full line-of       '���������   ' ���������  ^1/     Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots  and  Shoes,  "xl^.    Hats, Caps, House Furnishings, etc.  -GAL7L-AND SEE-OUR-BARGAINS,-  tfflliE & GO.  ELLIOT BRICK BLOCK,  Baker Street.  15  .Call and seethe.  Aberden Stoves   AT THE :  NELSON  HARDWARE  cov     ������ . ��������� *  -A Complete Assortment of Table and.  Pocket-Cutlery, Granite  733 D - ������������������  and Tin' Ware, etc.  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAY  JVISTID^SOO   PACIFIC    LUSTE.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  m  l     ' -  " " DAILT ' SEEVICE  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your destt-  ���������.' ��������� " I '    nation without change.  THE ONLY LINE.  .   Heintzman Pianos.  If yon want a rich toned Heintzman,  write to H. N. Codsier, .  645 Revelstoke.  NOTICE,  ADDITION A.  The lots owned by the undersigned in District Lot J 50  (Addition A) are temporarily  withdrawn from sale, pending  readjustment of prices.  Nelson, 15th Sept., 1897.  760 F. C. INNES.  fi    PASSENGER    fi  V TRAINS U  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  OX. THE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Kun made in one hour.  Ko.fi leaves Rossland at 7 a. in.   Connects in  the morning'witli steamer at Trail.  No. I< leaves  Trail  at 8:15 a. in.   Connects at  Hossland with Red Jlontain train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Kossland at 3:00 p. in.   Connects  with .C. V. II. main line steamers*for the  north at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. in. Connects with  C. P. It. main line steamers from the north  at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:15 p. m.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Offices: F. P. GUTELIUS,  Trail B. C. General Supt,  Operating Tourist   Cars to Toronto,   Montreal  ,and  Boston without  change.      Also    Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains, Ieave;Nplson .daily for the ^North^.except Sundays and for the  South daily except Mondays. Call on "nearest, agent and procure an Annotated Guide", "Which gives full information.  ...For Tickets and full particulars as to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C.P.R.  agent or to GEO. S. BEEK, Ticket Agent, Nelsbn.  h.m.McGregor.. -       .. .e. j. coyle,  Traveling Pass. .Agt., Neis'qu, " Dist. Pass. Agt.Vanconvcr  DIRECT  ROUTE  FORT STEEL ���������,  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing '��������� Mond.iy lOLh Slay, 1S07,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, IJ. C,  every Monday and Thursday at 0 a. ni. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway������on Tuesdays and Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Eastern and  Western Points.  Steamer will return from Uonncr's Ferry at  1 a.m: on Wednesdays'and Saturdays, arriving  nt Kaslo same evening so as to make quick  connections,with Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.  ��������� This route is the most direct for the' Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes closo connections at Bonner's Ferry with the Upper Kootenay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. (137  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME  CARD.  Subject to chango without notice.'  .  TItAIXS   KUN   ON  PACIFIC STANDARD   TIME.  Going West.  Leave 8.00 a.m.  '���������     8.36 a. m.  "    9.30 a. m.  "      9.51 a, m.  "   10.03 a. m.  ,    "   10.18 a. m  Daily . Going Kast.  Kaslo : ��������� Arrive 3.50 p.m.  South Fork       " .  3.15 p.m.  Sproulo's "    , 2.15 p.m.  Whitewater " 2.00 p.m.  Dear Lake V 1.18 p.m.  McGuigan "      1.33 pm.  "    10.38 a. m. Cody Junction    "      1.12p.m.  Aro.  10.50 a.m.   Sandon Leave   1.00p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leave 11.00 a. m. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. in. Cody  Arrivc 11..15 a. m.  Leavo 11.25 a. iii  For   rates  and  information   ppply at tho  Company's ofllces. ������������������  UOBT. IRVING,       GEO. F. COPELAND.  261) G. F. &P. 4, Superintendent.  Going East?  If you are  Do "not-Forget  t  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point ^ill afford you the  best service.  SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via (he Wisconsin Central  because tbat line makes the closest connections with all the traus-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its service is iirst-class in every particular  THIRD���������For'information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, aud nsk for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  Jas.'C. Pond,  .Gen. Pas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin.  , cr Gko- S. Bati'v.-  Genoral Agent,  ~ 2Jt|-Stark"St.T~  (570) Portland. Or  ii������ Co., Li.  Steamers  "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Time  Card  in cfl'ect Oct.   1st,  1S97.    Subject  to change without notice.  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  ' drains of X. & V. S. lt. II. I o and fiosn  o Northport, Hossland and  .Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage cheeked to U. S. points  Leave Knslo for Nelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:1.') a. ni. Arrive Northport  12:15 p. in.; lios-iliutd 3:10 p. m.:" Spokane 6 p. m.  Leavo Xelson for Kaslo iind way points, daily  except Sundays. 5:15 p. m. Leaving Spokane 8  a. in; liossland llliSO a. m.;  Nortliport 1:50 p. in.  New Service on Koolenay Lake.a  Leave Nelson for ICaslo, etc., Tues.. Wed..  Thurs., Fri.. Sat., S::J0 a. m. Arrive Kaslo 12:30  n. in. Leave Kaslo for Nelnon. ole, Hon.,  Tues.. Wed., Thurs., Fri., 1:00 p. in. Arrive  Nelson 8.00 p. in.  Bonner's Ferry and Kootenay Kiver Service.  'Leave Kaslo. Saturday  4:G0p. m.  Arrive Houndary, Sunday .'. Midnight  Arrive Bonner's Ferry, Sunday 10:30 a. m.  Leave Bonner's Ferry. Sunday, 1:00 p. in.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday, , 5:00 p. in.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday 10:00 p. in.  Close connection at Honner's Ferry with  trains East, bound, leaving. Spokane 7:10 a. in.  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in.  .*Thc Alberta awaits the arrival of the'.Iiiter-  niilional bofore leaving for Bonner's Ferrv.  .  Kaslo, B. C, 1st Oct., 1S!)7.  31 GEO. ALEXANDEH  Gen'l Mgr.  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  o TO  all points in the  United States and Canada  Directr Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  No. ] West, depart .S:25 p. ni.  No. 2 East,....       " 7:00 a.m.  Tickets to Japan and'China, via. Tacoma and Northern -Pacific  S. S. Company.  For information, time cards,' maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or  r.D.GIIHJs,  General A^cnt.'  SPOKANE, WASH.  -0R-  A. D. CHAW/TON,  ��������� ' Asst. Ocnl. Pass. rAgc'nt.  No. 25a Morrison St., Corner of Third  rortlniiil,     ~ Oregon.  xsr Write for new ruap'of the Kootenay country. 531  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  i ' Froni Montreal.  Nuinidian���������Allan Line    ..Oct. 2  Carthaginian���������Allan,Line Oct. i)  Scotsiuau���������Dominion Line  Oct. 2  Labrador���������Dominion Line Oct. 1)  Lake Huron���������Heaver Line '.... Oct. (i  Lake Ontario���������Heaver Line Oct. 13  1 From New York.  Teutonic���������Whito Star Line Oct. .13  Jlrittianie���������White .Star Line Oct. 2l>  Paris���������American Line Oct. 20  St. Paul��������� Aiuciieati Line Oct. ti  Campania���������Cunard Line  Oct. 30  Lucanij���������Cunard  Line Oct. 16  Mongolian��������� Allan Sl.ito Line , .Oct. 15  State of Nubr.i^k.i-All.iu Stale Line Oct. 1  Frie.-l.md���������Iteil Star Line  Oct. 13  Ken-ington���������Red Star Line Oct. 20  Cabin, Sl.">, S.jO. ������!>.>, 570, S������) and upwards  Intermediate. $30and upwards. ^  Steerage. S2S.S0 and upwards.  Pas.-tngers tieketed through to all points in  Great Hritaiu or Ireland, and at t-peoial!;,-low-  rates to all parts of tho European continent.  Prepaid juiy-jagcs arranged from all points  Apply  to  GKO.   S.   BKKIt,   C.P.R.  Ticket  Agent. NeUon. or io.     WILLIAM ST1TT.  (S>0   General Agent. C.P.R. Oilices Winnipeg.  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MADE   IT  the shortest;  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.-     .  It In the Most Modern in i:<ii:li>ni<>nl.   B .  It is thc HcuriesMtitiled Line.  It has a KocU Kallast Ho.-utl.ed.  II Oovscs No Saml DcHM-riM.  It is  the Only Line  ituiiiilnu   Luxurious  "  Cluh Boom tars.  It Is Sotert tar (lie Courtesy ������r Its Knipioyc*.  It is the Only line Serving Meals  on the  a la t'nrte  rian.  THROUGH    THE  QRANDEST - " SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours during Seaj-on of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger"  Steamers Northwest,aud Northland.  For maps, tickets and complete infoimatioa  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ity.. C. & IC.  S. Nav. Co., N. & P. S. Hy., or  .   ���������._������.._������.l.\'O.V,_.<:cn.ernI_/ts������Mit,-_j_  Spokane, Wash.  V. I. WlliTMOY, ������. V. * T. A.,  351 St. I'.ihI. Minn.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Rflountain R'y.  The only all rail route without chango  of cars between Nelson aud Eossland and  Spokaue and Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)'  Leave 9.10 a.m. KELSON Arrive 5.45 p.m.  ' " ' 11:00-"   BOSSL'D    "    3:40   "  "  " 8.00 a-m. SPOKANE   "    G-40 p.m..  Passengers Cor Kettle Kivor aud Boundary Creek, connect-at Marcus wilhStagrf  Daily.  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  Coeur'd Alone mines, Palousc, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla, Baker City Mines,'  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  pold mines and all points Kast and  Houth. Only line East via Salt'Lake  aud Denver. Steamer tickets to Europe and other foreign countries.  Li:avi:  j &pok-\xktimksi'iiedui.k j Aitmvi:  7:I."> p. in.  D.uly  7:l."i a. m.  " Daily  Fast 11a::.- Walla Walla ' .   .  Portland.  Han Francisco ' ,:v!'���������; "'"  Baker City and tlie cost,   i    I):u1*'  r  Local Mail���������Coeur  d'| ^  Alene". Karniington. Car- j 0:lo r>. in.  field, Colfax,l'ullmun and :    Ilaily  llo-cow. I  For through ticket.- and furrier information  apply at O. U & N. Co.'- olli'-c,  49J Uivor-ido avenue,   j '.'������ Ka>t Columbia avc  Ppokaiuj. Wa.-h.      I       Ko--land. li. C.  I. C.iMi'HEU.. II. M. A ham*.  General Agent.        i Tr<iv. F. and P. Agent,  XV. 11. Hi.-hi.j:l-kt, General Pa&?. Agent.  WI ."ortland. Oregon.  ��������� ~M  \ "S-  iri  m  ���������it  "Ki   '��������� ;���������  H'fl  i l\  : i,.f  r i:1  h- i  \    i  - 3 V  THE MINEft, NELSON, ti. C, SATURDAY, OCT. i, t89?.  MINING TRANSFERS.  W\w T.o consideration  is uanic! >" tranters  the nominal sum of SI is to be understood.  ?.')'>.  iVelson.  Sept 21-  Columbia-U J Maxwell to J Kelly  Sept '.'")���������  Seotia-G A Cooke to J \V liuss, ?J0.  lliue Cronse-1' JleUride to J U Dabney and  J L Parker.!..  Knipire���������A McDonald to same, 1.  Picnic. Kelypse-0 Atchinon lo S McKay and  J Klass. S, SIOO.  .Sept 27���������  Florence,   Hover,   Sherwood,    Kraiik--K   II  Hughes to II Selous.  Climax, Rainbow���������W lliirii.- to S Johns. J.  Duchess, Bluclicr���������J P Reid to same, J.  Klondike-.) M Ueaton and W K Liiuisoy lo  A M Johnson, J.  Sept 2S-  New Hopu���������S Marshall to J 11 Hourgoinc, J.  Arizona���������A H Irwin to Canadian Pacific Kx-  plnrat ion Co, ltd, ������o(M).  Sierra Grande���������Same to same, $500.  Sept 29-  Illack Tulip-E 9 Topping, T lliiwmiiii. V  VUx to A K Steele, J  White Rabbit,  Kclip-c���������T ilcKinnon   to II  McCandlcss, i. "'   K������*������lau<l.  Se|il 21���������  Southern Chief���������L. U Dewey to A J JIcMul-  lim.  First'of July, Aurora, Quartermaster, Itesti-  go.ieh.! and Northern Chief���������Daniel Knglisli to  A J McMullan.  Great Knstoin, St Peter and St Jacob-Thos  KnglUh to A J McMullmi.  Revenue Star-O E Strowbridge to J II  Ilitrnc-. . '  GUiWto'n- and Vermillion���������Daniel English to  " A J McMullan.  San Bernard���������Jus Puccola j to Victor Mon-  liier.  siiin Heinant- Peter Kallapino to Victor Mon-  i.ier.  San Uernard���������Louis L Rertonneau to Victor  Monier.  Sept 2J-  Touglinut���������JI  Hayes  to  Theo Adams and  August F Adams, t.  Sept 21-  Copper King. Little Giant, jr, Tillic II, Defender No ���������>, Littlo Vila, Minnie No 2. II L Tib-  bits to Canndii Mutual Mining and Development Co. SJ2.CO0.,  Spanish Treasure, Gypsey Quoen, jr. Melioso  and Madeline-Jas Lu'wler lo D M Linnard. -  Sept 27-  Lark, Klondike. Yukon, 1'iodiicer. Uig Six,  Anaconda, Copper King, Paystreak und Skuek-  cam���������Daniel McDermid and KittCurson toGeo  XV. McAuIiffec. h-  ilamillon-Chas It Hamilton to George 11  Campbell. *2".  McKinley-J   D  L McGaughey  to  Conrad  Wolfe.  Sept 28-  Elba, Elba Fr, Lucky Hob and Diamond Fr���������  nnrvi'l Burr to the Klb������-Trail Creek Gold Min-  ing.Co.  Michigamic-Cliestcr Glasj������toGeo S Water-  .  glow *nd J Gealc Dicksdn, !i.  Charleston���������James Johnstone lo 11 T Daniel,  fiOO. -     '  Slocau Oily.  Sept'17��������� ���������  Carbine- E Haley to J A Foley. J.  High. Ore and-Carbine-J A Foley to 0  Fischel. J. ,  Silver Plate, Skodkum, Victoria No, 1, Ex-  . hangn���������W E Hoie  and M Isaccson to New  Gold Fields of B (J Company.  Sept 20- .   '1  Boulder, Hidden Treasure nnd Crusader���������It,  N Clay to C F and W 11 Crawford, ,*.  Hosobank-F M Armstrong to J M Miller, i.:  Sultana���������CHoflTmaii.lo J M Miller, J.  Empress   Fraction   \.  St Uiwrenee   J���������J  A  Ktili-y loTG Wanlais.  >-ept.22-  auuelt-J Racklill'and C Ncwhams to XV A  .Campbell: also Little Montana and Pulaski.  '   Pul.isk.i-ll .V Bradshaw loll Kct-man.  Sept 21-  Chariot',' Pioneer 310, Uncle Sam S, Ilinton  1  ilermosa II-Altix Harrison lo II Smith, J8C0.  Van U'ek Bid-John Mcl.eod to Alex Mclntyre, 1,  Sept. 27���������  Abbie-V C Rackliff lo Ewen MeCiiaff, ',.   7\Voivei ine���������Tl-McDougnl-to sanip;-i-lt>.���������-���������-  Cossette���������Albert Cosset to toSaml P-iroe. 1-h'..  Cossetle���������Albert   Colette" to   Hubert  Mc  Pilot-J Dorsey, hd 10 Ck.  Earl���������The Lodestar G M fc D Co, Wild Horse  ek, i mi n e N & F S Ry.  Km rson���������L H Schmidt, same.  l.'lva���������W 11 Davis, Raid mt bet McPhee ck  and ii \v fk of w fk of n fk Salmon r.  Sept 28-  Coniot���������A McGilvcray, (I mi up Rover ck.  Slar PoinUr���������W Clatl'y,  Rover ck, 1 mi se  Blend.  Cassiar���������1) EG robe, 11 mi up Wild Horseck.  Shcurbrookc���������A Chlnholin', li mi up Quartz  creek.  K'ikie���������Same, i mi up w fk Quartz ek.  Webster���������A J Smith, 5J mi up Barrett ek.  Sept2'.l--  Little  Itess-E McKeller,  Wild  Horse ek, 3  mi s w KINe.  Crescent���������Same, same,  Dolloy���������C .1 Enstcad, 1 mi f m hd 19 ek.  Lilly���������Same, samo.  'Mollie���������Same, samo.  El!is���������A S Gray, \ ini up Kokanoo ck.  Alllanco-C Brown, 1 mi n IloimiiiKton falls.  Water Mark���������F J Squire, w s Kootenay outlet, ?i mi s e narrows.  Grctehen���������II B Eaton, IA mi s Silver King,  relocation Ethel H.  Kelota���������II -1 Phair, 1 mis Silver King, relocation Ass Good.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RKTllUNS FOR 1897 UP TODATE.  OllE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo 21.M2  Slocau via Nakusp   1090  Rossland via' Northport U.Wii  Kosslnnd via Nelson      52    37,8311  Through Nelson Custom House.$-2,2UI,Ut:U6'  Re.elstoke (Nakusp)...      ivil.&tti.li.O  Tons   Total Value:  Average valuo per ton, $71,087  2,GS������,II������.81.  Mining' News.  PRODUCE OK 8MKLTKK8.  (Shipped)  ��������� TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte 2000  Trail Smultor Matte    42(4  0281  Total value, $:U2l,9.V5.26   if ore and matle exported, Ja.Sll.HH.Ot)  OKK SHIPMENTS.  ItVlariiK Since but Week.  VIA   KASU).  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col...  WEEKLY STOCK REPOBT.  Companies.  No.  of-  Shares  ���������Par  Value  Price.  -150'  It has heen demonstrated lhat the  claims on" Sheep creek, owned hy J. A.  Tiuucr, are ficc milling propositions.  Three cluinis ;iud u Traction have been  located on- a ledge which vaiies in width  from rO to 40 feet ard which gives an  average assay of ������0 in gold. The claims  ���������re rccoided ns Queen,' Niasarp, Burlington and Lawiston. ������  J. IT. Migginbottom, representing  Kiiglish capilal has bought a om-'.hird  intei\st iu the C>>pper,Clowu oiuthe C. &  K. uiilroiid from J. Dnhnmel. A company will be organized whicli will be  staited aud working viaon.usly bj the  first of th������ year. Mr. lliggiubottom is  goiug to London and will organize the  company there. J. Perkins owns a oue-  third interest iu the property and Mr.  Dubamel retains a one-third iuterest  Dmiug the week, Mr. K.Hurry showed  to a reporter for The Minei: m specimen  of probably lhe richest free gold quartz  that was ever exhibited iu the city. It  was about three inches Jong aud one  inchi iu width and a number of gold  warns, some nearly an eighth of ap inch  '���������) width run entirely Ihiough the piece.  Mr. Hurry is not iucliued to give any  detinite information in regard to the tint',  but said that the claim won upper Forty-  Nice creek, and I hut a fifteen inch ledge  can be traced for a distacce of SCO feet.  AU those who have seen the specimen  pronounce it the finest they have ever  seen. =  . Washington   to Omaha      30  Noble Five "       ������>  Whitewater to Kverett  .188  Kuth to Pueblo. Col i -180  Ruth to Everett      210  Black Diamond to Pueblo    120  American Boy to Pueblo.  Lit lie Phil      do  Tofcil value. S!X),3IU.  Avonigc"value per ton, 5G9.C11  13  13  1296  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.!  Trail Smelter |Matte)   Hall Mines (Matte)   Total Value S158.9fi6.Sl  MKTAL QUOTATIONS.  120  15.1  2I������  Grcgor. Mil.  Ani.i^ton-  NKW YORK.  28      2!) .   .:������        ��������� 1  ...jS....511...531....511.  Sept.  SlLVKK ">G. -. .511.. .53! 511.. .oj;  (Bar)  Lead 1.00.. 1.00.. .1.00.. 4.00.. .1.00  Exchange $1.30 @ $1.35.  Columbia A We*lern f������������mplrle������I.  The last npike iu theTrnil-Robson.road  was driven last Monday morning and  the rend will lie opened for freight and  passenger business ut-xt .Monday.; .The  lit e is 21 mile.4 in leugth and the running  time will be 45 miuutes. A third rail ia  being laid to the depot in the business  portion ot the the towu thus giving both  standard nnd narrow gauge service to the  Columbia &.Western depot.  .NELSON.  Hall Mines   Exchequer   ROSSLAND.  Alberta   Beaver   Big Three   Butto   Bi-it, Can. Goldfields  B. C. Gold King.  Bluebird   Brace   Caledonia Con...  California   ���������C.&C. .'   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown Point   Deer Park   Delacohi   Delaware   Eastern Star   Enterprise ...'....  Eric   Evening Star   Georgia ���������'   Gertrude   Giant :  Golden Drip   Golden Queen....  Great Western..  Hattie Brown....  Helen   High Ore   Homestake   Idaho   Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron Mask   IXL   Independent    Josie   Jumbo   Knight Templar....  Kootenay-Ixmdon ..  LeRoit   Lily May   Mayflower ������������������.-.  Monita   Monte Cristo   Morning Star.   Nest Egg   Northern Belle   Novelty   O.K   Palo Alto   Pheenix   Poorman   Red Mountain-view  R.E. Lee:   Red Point.   Rochester   Rossland, Red Mt. ���������  Rossland Star.   St. Elmo   St Paul   Silveriue   Sou'n Cross ScXV con  Sultana   Trail Mining Co  Union   Virginia-..-   War Eaglet   West LeRoi....  White Bear... .  Young British Ani'n  AINSWOKTH,  Dellie   Ellen   -Soo.ooo  1,000,000  Business Personals.^  WIRE   FLOODED   OUT.  1,000,000  750,000  3,500,000  1,000,000  2,500,000  1,000,000  Ooo.ooo  1,000,000  500,000  2,500,000  ' 500,000  700,000  "500,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,560,000  500,000  1,000.000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  2,5oo,ooo  . 5oo,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  600,000  5oo,ooo  1.000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  7oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  1,600,000  5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  ��������� 760,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,006,000  1,000.000  560,000  500,000  1,000,000  2,060,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,5oo  600,000  5oo,ooo  000,000  5oo,ooo  2,000,000  1,000,000  ���������A Walkeer lo Dan Hanloii.  Sew Denver.  Sept 22-      - " -  Jessie���������Chas Chambers lo Byron-N "^ Iiile  Co., A. 8200. '- '-;__  Sept 24- <  Dorothy-D C Clark to A B Railton. ������1,500.  Comstock, Silver-Chief."Silver  Cup,   Ken-  -tueky Girl, Uuby Trust���������Duncan Bell-Irving to  The Comstock Alines,.������.),        a "���������        "'       *  Sept 25-  Omi-ga'Friiotion���������Jetliro'A  Smith lo Henry  A Smith. C! II Wrigh', Martin I/Griminett nnd  Geo K Smith. 1-5.  ' Sept 27-  Silvcr Bell to No. 2���������Clive Pringle to  Natl-, c  . Bell Mining Co, $5,000.  '  Wilier   Interferes   Willi   Development   ou  llie Norllic.-n Light.  Sin face water has  timponrily  lloattd  out lhe woikmen 0:1 the Northern Light  group near the head of Forty-Nine creek  and  eight miles fiom  Kootenay liver.  The men had i.o,,appliances   f< r handling the water but cunie iuto town last  Tmuvday   and  liiiule  nrraogrmentB for  pump'*,  etc.    Work will be resumed in a  tew  diiyti.   About $2,0i:0 woilh'of woik  has  been done on  the claim and iu all  nine openings have been made.     Six of  thi seme through 8 or 9 feet of heavy  surface drift  and  three others nre into  the ledge at depths of 10,11 aud 14 feet  respectively.   A tunnel has beeu driven  pu the ledge for a distance of 21 feet"and  -a-dep! h of-20-feet-oblaincd.'^-.The.dip.of  the ledge, which  ia a tine fissure vein ol  au  average  width' of 'S}4. feet, is to the  north and about 3 degrees from the perpendicular.   It lies iu  ta'co schist nnd  values are steadily improving with depth.  Assays have giver, as high as 30 per cent,  copper and a lohil  value ofSK)5.   An  average of the entire ledge gave $20 in  gold alone'..   The group comprises the  Northern ^Light,  Northern Light Fraction nnd Turk.  Boston baked beans every,day ������t .the  Vernon. -_.-������������������_  .'���������.,).'.  Bonks opened, posted and balanced'by  an expert ncconntaut. Address. H, core  of Canada Drug & Book Co.: , J -..;, ...  A grand lunch set, everyday siVfehTe  Vernon.  The Nelson Beanty Parlors' and di������fc������  making eatablfshmeut has removed to  room No. 1. Clementa& Ilillyerblock,,, u  Mrs. Mary Marietta and O. Lnnd TiaVe  dissolved partnership.in the Kootenay  hotel, and it is now being condncted.hy  Mrs. Mallette. '!  "I say, Hairy, let's go down to Emerson's and I'll shoot you. thc best two  in three for one *bf those celebrated  fizes."   "I'll go you, Willie."  Go to the'Vernon and ask Charley  foi- a Klondike cocktail.    '     ��������� '  Peck & Co, furniture dealers,'IiaVe  moved into their new quarters ii the Applewhaite block on Baker and Kootenay  streets, where they have a much better  opportunity. for_displflyin'g_.their.8tO!pK?__  Target Practice���������A box of cigars for  anv gentleman that can. score three  bulls eyes in succession. Qo early and!  avoid the rush.  Gamble & O'Reilly Civil EugiiieerB and  Provincial Land and Insurance Agentn  have removed their office to Baker street  next McKillop Block.  BOUNDARY.  Old Ironsides...���������  CAMP   MCKINNEY,  Cariboo t. /...'.:....  ; RKVELSTOKK.  Orphan Boy.   '   BLOCAN;   -  Alamo.   Cumberland   Dardanelles...' ���������  Grey. Eagle.   Idler   Kootenay-ColUHibia  Minnesota....:..:  Noble Fire Con.-.  Rambler Con   Reco   Slocan Star........  Sunshine..,;.... j  Wonderful......!  Washington......  ���������:  -NORTHPORT.  Bed-Top   75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  7 00,000  aoo.ooo  . 00,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  ... 4oo  l.ooo.ooo  1.2oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000.000  1,000,000  1 5o,ooo  1,000,000  1,600,000  1.000,000  1  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  '    1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  lob  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 60  1 00  1 00  5 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  - ��������� 1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  . loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 01'  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 OC  1 00  1 OC  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 60  1 00  1 00  1 00  ������ 1 12s  f 0 10  -0 17  0 17  0 09  0 011  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 05  0 051  . 0 05  022  0 15  Olli  0 161  .0 01}  0 12  0 09)  020  003  0 9J  0 16  0 8  0 15  0 15  0 16  0 20  0 U  0 7  0   4  . 0 01  O07i  0 15i  030  121  006  0������0  05U  0   51  0 10  -8 00  b 12  0 13*  0 19  oo4  008  0 10  0 2  0 04  009  0 16  o;o5i  0 10  0 121  0 10  0 26  0 15  0.05}  0 10  005  0.20  0 10  006  0 11 .  0 20  0 16  OOCi  Oil  0   7}  .0 061  0 17  RIGHT GOODS  AND  RIGHT PRICES ���������  Well Selected Diamonds, Pearls and Opals  In Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, etc.  NEW ASSORTMENT OF SILVERWARE.   <$     ������  <$   ������   ALL WATCH REPAIRING^ GUARANTEED  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson,B.C.*  Joseph A. SagWard  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  1 *'  All  kinds  of  Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ���������"     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  567 PILOT BAY, B. C.  C. E. MALLETTE & CO.  :    '  . Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  Hay, G rain ,Peed & Produce  ���������;������������������   Rough and Dressed Lumber  Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  NELSON B:C  Premises lately Occupied by  A. McDonald & Co.  (707)  l'oo  1 00  lb 00  -   1 00  '1 00  1 00  loo 00  '������������������������������������I 00  1 bo  1 00  1 00  5o  .   lo 00  : l.oo  ':-.-. t OO  I 00  008  0 16  0 15  0 22  038  , 1 75  815'  . OOfy  .027.  0 10  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  .   IKHtlKANCE and  COMMISSION ACENT.  VICTORIA ST.,  su  NELSON, B. C.  Fall and Winter Styles  French Patterns. Mats, Latest Novelties in  Fall and Winter Millinery Goods.  Prices to Suit Everybody.  i MRS; Mclaughlin,  764 '-- - Josephine Street.  Lo  Roi, .9525.000; War Eagle,; f 187,000; Cariboo,  f 150,000; Idaho 1152,000;. Slocan Star, |350,000;  Reco $150,000: Rambler: MO.000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenouifb and Noble Five have also  paid dividends.  LICENSES ACT-  -1 hereby give notice that thirty days after  tlie thirteenth' d������y of September, A. ������>. 181(7,1  intend to apply to the Government Attent at  Nelson, in the West Kootenay Divinion. for a  transfer of my license, dated the ninth day of  Nelson, in the West Kootenay Divinion. for a  transfer of my license, dated tht ...  March. Ai D. iS������7, to sell liquor by retail in the  premises known as the Northern hotel, situate  i>n lot Din block I, in Salmo, in the district  aforesaid, from myself to Manuc? S. Bitten-  court,-of Salmo aforesaid, proprietor of the  said Northern hoi*l. w ^ BEADLES.  Dated al Salmo, B. C, the 9th day of September. A. D. 1897.  7S9.  A WORD^V  TO THE WISE       ii  Get prices from the  KASLO DRUG CO.  Before you-buy'your  752      Paints or Wall Paper  Do you'want Type? Do you want Ink?  - Do you want to trade Presses?  Do yoti want to trade Paper fatten?  ,  Do you want anything in the Printing Macliin  cry line?   If so write to      ^  TORONTO TVl'R COVKOKV CO.  C69 5������ t'ardovn St., Yaueouver, B. 17  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson  Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of Rough  and  Dressed.  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  . Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  G. O. JIUchaiian m  MUsJc Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or' Organ.  Apply at TftomtoB Stationery Co'* Store,  Kelson. 127  F.L1, OSLER and J, W. CARWIN  Mining and  ' 0 Kuslo.  .Sept 27- --  Mathclcn and Salovan��������� l''ri:;'. l'an'son and S  John Swaiieon to Otto Wester, J.  LuWiston���������lolin IlublitoJus NichoUon.  Mt View und Piloe Cay���������Peter Sanquist to  ]������ A Kendall and Clias Gray, h, ?;W.  Notice from XV .1 White that he has commenced actionin thc supreme court to recover  J- interest against James A Otto .in Livinc,  lluthie Hell and Iron Cup.  NEW. LOCATIONS.  XrlMtn. ������   -  Sopt23-    "   ,��������� ,-'���������-..  Iron King���������K W Cli-versly. 1 mi n c Hall siding- - -'  H!ue Rell���������O Stelling and J McCreath, same.  '    Snov.- Hird���������J F Hume, 1 ini w Bear ck; 8 mi  11 C & K By.  Hnntcr-Samc, "J mi up Falls ck.        ^   ���������  Sept 21-,;  White Top���������XV T Lewis. 3 mi up Sheep ck. .  Vincent���������P I'erkins, 2 mi f m. Nelson, beside  N & F S By.   -  Grenville���������W  Stoddart, Hall ck.'s Red int,  xtn BaleiKh.  Cook Fraction--Same, divide bet ntk Salmon r aud Hall ck.  Collingwood���������G D Kdsjar, vimc.  Balei^h -XV IlaymM, hd Hall ck.  Blake���������Same. same.  Sept i'5��������� o  White Rowan���������G lIcGef. 1 mi c Deer Park.  "Blue Grouse���������1*  McBride, divido bet  Bear  and Wild Horse, cks 3 mi fin Ymir.  Kmpire���������A McDonald, same.  Shannon���������A ChL-holm. J mi up Qurtz ck.  . Creani Fraction���������E I) Vipond. 8 mi w Nelson,  1 mi fm C & K By. )|  Tomahawk���������It Biundell, J mi s c Silver King  Sept 27���������  Iron Belt���������C II M Cameron, II McCandlcss.  A Pork. 5 mi up Bear ck.  Aberdeen���������Same. "-ame.  Forty-Miic Clean-Up.  The. clean-up of the Nelson Hydraulic  compauy on Forty-Niue creek is nearly  completed aud in a mc:tsiire is a disappointment for the reason that it doca not  show the work nf the season. It was  thought that I0O feet ot the hediock had  beeu washed but it has been found that  only 110 feet can he cleaned up. After  jjoiDg this distance the workmen encountered :t liew and unknown channel  full of Bund and grave', into which a  large proportion of the gold wat-hed  down during the season, Las' probably  settled. This will have to be cleaned out  during the nest run. The returns from  the IL) feet referred to will be about  $2,500. ./  Thieves at  Fo:'ly-Xlne!  Mr. - Mcliae who has been doing assessment work on Forty-Nine creek . for  Angus Shaw, came in town last Wednesday -and reported that thieves had been  at work in that district. McRae came to  town last Sunday and returning to his  camp the following day, found that  thieves had stolen liis tent and supply of  provisions. He hnd cached his blankets  before leaving. An adjoining tent' belonging to D. J- Steel, which contained  caps, powder and steel were unmolested.  The alarm has I een given and Forty-  Nine miners and prospectors are looking  for the culprits.  Real Estate Agents.  NELSON     -  GO-.!  -     B.O.  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surreyor.  Office: "  NELSON > AND   HOS8LAND, B^ O.  '"140 o    -  ' -".'"  G. D. CURTIS  R.  GOVERNMENT. AUCTION SALE  ~>������OF<^~  62a    OVEK THOMSO.NH" BO������K 8TOBE.  FOR SALE,  Ppl.llc .\ollce.  Wi>, the iindei-sif;ned. dointr a strictly cash-business, and as our time is  money, will on Octoln������i- 10th turn all  of our unp:iid accounts over to our at^  torney for collection.  Youi-s truly,  2t Farley & J5dip.-<<>>-.  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Tfareie Stores  BAKER ST.  .   One Lot with Two" Store*.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots. (Fifty foot frontage)  103 W. J. c. lileksam. Baker SU  ROOMS!   ROOMS!  At the Baravia Block.  Furnished Rooms by the day, week  or month, with all modern improvements, next door to fruit fair building-,,, 117 Post street, bet. Riverside  and Main.   . . .  MRS. GEO. H. WOODS,  762 ~   Spokane, Wash.  %t+%>+%f%'%l%r%r%f%r%i  In accordance with instructions from the Hon. G. B. Martin, Chief Commissioner,of,  Lands and Works,  Messrs. Chas. A. Waterman & Co.  - Will offer for sale by public auction   ", \-  H ; #"��������� at the Court house in the city of nelson <h . ~0 \  On Thursday, Oct. the"7th, at 2 O'clock p. m.,   "..  the remainder of the government town lots in the original tovynsite of the City of.Nelson,.  with the exception of the lots comprising block forty-nine (49).  "v    All lots will be sold subject to an upset price ranging from $100.00 upwards.  With respect to lots upon which squatters have made substantial improvements, the'  purchasers of the same will be required to pay to the government, for the benefit of the  squatters, the appraised value of the improvements thereon.  All Lots in^Blocks 78, 88 and 89 are withdrawn from the sale.  TERMS OF SALE:  Twenty-five.per cent (25%) ofthe purchase money, cash, and the balance within thirty'  (30) days from the date, of sale;-  On the failure.onthe.part of. any intending purchaser to complete the purchase within  thirty (30) days, the deposit made at time of sale will be forfeited and the" lots will be again  offered for sale.  For maps showing the location of the lots to be offered for sale, catalogue of the samer  and further particulars, apply at the office of  CHAS. A. WATERMAN & CO.  Nelson, Sept. 7th, "1897.-/��������� (757) , Baker Street, Nelson, B. C-

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