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Array ��������� -I, i . ���������-���������. '������������������. ���������������������������<>-������  M  Whole Number 372.  Nelson, British Columbia,. Saturday,. Oct. 9, 1897.  Price Five Cents  MORE HISTORICAL DATA.  GILBERT MALOOLM SPKOAT TAKES  A HAND IN IT.  Dritns   from   Diary   .Voles Which he bus  o  Preserved for Tun Year* aud  Knows lo be Correct.  Through the courtesy of Gilbert MoIt  colui Sproat, The Miner this week is  enabled to give somo additional facts  concerning the earlier history of Nelson.  Mr. Sproat does not rely wholly upon  his memory but in tbe majority of cases  supports his statements 'by documentary  evidence in the form of diary notes which  he has carefully preserved for the past  ten years. These notes while not giving  the entire story furnish an impetus to the  memory that enables him successfully  to recall names and dates that would  otherwise be lost to him. His story in  full is as follows:  I do not kuow where Mr. St. Barbe  obtained his information, but for one  who does not profess to havo personal  knowledge, the outline which he gives of  the early, history of Nelson is, as far as it  goes, tolerably correct.  The townsite roservo selected in 1883  (which included "Bogustown" and the  present site)   was  wooded   as  Mr.   St.  Barbe says, and most part of it is still  wooded.,    David   Douglas, the Scotch  botanist visited Kootenay lake���������or Flat  Bow lake as it  was then called���������in 1825,  . not 1815.   One ot the Hall party, Billy  White I think, sitting with me on the  Kootenai Bonanza outcrop, iu July, 1888,  told me  that.the  bojs  were hunting  ground-hogs, not horses, and that while  they rested for  a  smoke  one of them  . remarked "this is a funny bright kind of  1   rock."    But these are triflc3.    I have  given in the Tribune, an account of the  early history of the town up to its starting, - and  incidentally   wiped  out  Mr.  Collins.   The erection of buildings in the  town and all matters of that kind, I leave  to .others. ���������' I do not know that there is  any merit in the accident of having been  in a'place before other people, but as the  lle.yelstokians largely made   Nelson, I  inay������."extract from my diary notes of the  j early movements of some of them in this  ?"direction.   As a dinry fiend, I am scepti-  ;-.'ealof human memory, induing my own.  ...  Februar}j2^185a..-  ���������"MtrcfCiiig "as" Id'"MleanilioaT''in" court  house.  Feb. 27.���������Interview stqtnnboat com-  .mittee.. McLean to go to coast, re  machinery.  March 5.���������P. McLean left for Victoria  re steamboat.  March 9.���������Hume gotletter from Baker  as to letter of committee. I wrote Baker.  March   25.���������Capt. McLean returned  from Victoria.   -  -���������April-1.���������T-wq-Indions-arrived-at-Far-  well with small canoes; a few portages  - owing to "ice between here and Upper  Arrow Lake.      ��������� , ��������� ��������� -  April    5.���������Tom Dunlop and  another  man left to go down river.  . April 6.���������G. B. AVright left to go down  river.-  April 8.���������Fight'with Fiulanders.  April 10.���������John Kirkup, J. F. Hume  and others, in two boats, went down  river.   Kirkup sent by me'to report.    ..  April 11.���������Rev. Mr. Cameron called to  inquire about Toad mountain.  April IC���������11. Sanderson, Tom Barrett  and three others Jeft for Kootenay mouth  with provisions for trail party. Another  boat this day left with seven on hoard,  Towsend, Lodge, W. Tate Taylor, mining  expert, Jas. Twigg, woman andchild.etc.  April 20.���������R. Sanderson arrived from  his hayfield Kootenay mouth.  " April 22.'r-Second fight   with. Finlan-  ders, knocked them out.'  April 26.���������McQuerrie foreman, ahd  trail crew.-in two boats, left for Kootenay  mouth.    ~-  April 28.���������I started for Kootenay  mouth. J  April 30.���������At. Cape Horn on Upper  lake, met John Kirkup .'boat, also Tom  Ward's boat, coming up, got Kirkup's  report.   -.      - - . : -  May 1.���������MetMcCleary Kootenay mouth  on way to Farwell to pre-empt land. '.  May 6.���������Arrived at Kooteuay mouth,  sent foreman to report on 49 creek trail,"  which the miners want.    .  ..      jl -     . ,lt .  May 7.���������Issued mining'certificates to  F. Rice, Bi Thrasher, C. Thrasher, J. H.  Morrison, J. Armstrong, Redpath, Whitney and John Bell.  May 10.���������McClcary arrived from Far-  well, said ice was clear across Upper  Arrow lake on the 7th stopped his boat  F. Rice moved camp five miles. McGillivray from Farwell arrived at camp,  brought F. Fitzgerald's goods.  May IS.���������Lemon's scow reported to  have arrived this day at Kootenay mouth  after an extraordinarily quick passage.  May 19.���������Montgomery, Linsley and  Lemon say they are going to build houses  on the reserve near Kootenay mouth and  3ijieS)  *���������"-, and so on<  1888 the Revels loko people took active  steps to start a steamboat on the Columbia to connect Revelstoke with Toad  mountain, to which route a trail from the  Columbia was a necessary supplement.  The steamboat "Despatch" was built and  was very useful iu the summer and fall  of 1888, but was not available in the  spring. It was.owned by J. F. illume,  W. Cowan, and It. Sanderson. Hume  was the manager and Sanderson the  captain. Here was the germ of the great  Mara (now C.P.R.) flotilla.    ". -,.:  The extracts and others not here copied  also show, that "Toad mountain," however tho nome originated,' was the common, accepted name when this section of  the district was placed under my jurisdiction. Neither the government nor I,  ever knew, or recognized, any. other  name. The name Mineral mountain,  used in 1887, without Mr. Vowell's'  authority (the miners had to use some  name) was dropped. It was indistinctive  and apparently, did not compete, in the  popular mind, with the other name.  Another thing illustrated is the diffl-.  culty of travel and freighting on the  Columbia in the early part of 1888, pending the construction of the Revelstoke'  steamboat, there were - only a few small  rowboats and canoes. It will be noticed  that' it' took me nine days to come down  stream from Revelstoke to Kootenay  mouth. Upstream it took twelve doys  though Commodore Cowgill was on  board occupying himself with on oar.  The boat was rather heavy, but. in  another diary, I notice that it took me  thirteen days in 1883, to reach the site of  the present Revelstoke from Fort Colville  (Marcus) in a birch bark canoe, manned  by two splendid Indian canoemen, and  the winter at our heels, Mr. Lemon's  scow above referred to, (Lemon ever to  the front) with a sail: and favoring wind,  made the down trip.in four days. Messrs.  Lemon, Sheran, Buchanan, James McDonald, Johu Egan were on board.  The "grub" question w aa "Klondykey"  to folks who were 175 miles from their  base of supplies, so the arrival of the  scow was welcomed: Among the first  goods to arrive from up river were F.  Fitzgerald's, . above mentioned, from  Calgary, but only a small boat load.  Fitzgerald had the ferry at the Slocan  river, and kept a very, small store, which  wa3 opened about - the'".same time as Mr.  Lemon's important store on tlie'Colum-  bia reserve. Oliver Redpath soon  succeeded .Fitzgerald "in the .terry. A'  man was drowned; there-trying to croes  on;.a,.log..K; Mr������^SM^iy^ror..-'-'Foghorn" Ward, as'some of the "boys" irreverently called him (in. his absence) had  the Kootenay river ferry, and abetter  ferryman, never answered a" hail. The  first rates were: "     . " ^'  Horse"and man  75 cents.  Pack horses, each  50    "  Men on pack train   25    "  Foot passengers ��������� :... 50.    "  Freight, per 100lbs :.;.:?. 12J   V,  Ore, special rates, but no ore.went out  westwardly and I never could Bee how  it could go that way, without/a railway.  "Butthe'RevelstokesteameiTandthe^trail  were useful for goods and passengers,  and formed in fact, the sole jroad link  between this lich region and Canada.  Here you have the key to the circumstances that subsequently led to the  construction of the railway from Robson  to Nelson���������the evolution-germ ot a  Canadian policy which naturally Mr.  Collins does not appreciate, and perhaps,  cannot understand. He did not arrive at  the outlet (Nelson) until Juno, 1888; and,  with all due respect to him personally,  was not in a position to know the inside  of affairs more than any other stray prospector on thc flat, aud he does not appear  to have learned anything siuce, though  rubbing all the time against well informed  men in their own country.  We saw some bears along the trail, but  game was scarce. The only fresh meat  wo had was 100 ��������� lbs. of venison bought  from G. S. Cassell for $5. The couutry  was for general travel, practically, but  not absolutely, impassable.'" There was of  course tho beaten Indian trail in.the pass  through which in 1883, Mr. Linton, and  after him Mr. Dole went, each with a  canoe and a single attendant. - The  Thrasher biothers, F. Eice and others,  in 1888, surprised me by the'way in which  they rode- on horseback' through the  forest. They said their horses were used  to such work. My foreman pushed  through to the outlet (Nelson) on 13th of  May - to report to me on things there-  Messrs. Lemon, James McDonald,  Buchanan and John Egan visited���������not  all in one day���������the west arm, the outlet^  the Hall mines and back to my camp, Mr.  Lemon coming in least fatigued at the  finish. The trail men were paid ������2.50 per  day, the government finding provisions  which cost about $1 a day. A list of their  names may recall old memeries..(Strange  that T, in writing of nine years ago,  should unconsciously use the expression  "old" about things here,-when I could  from copious personal experiences,  similarly describe the infancy of Victoria  and other places, 37 years ago, but time  is a relative expression.) McQuarrie,  Ardiel,  Abrahamson, Haskins,  Nelson,  TO PROTECT THE HILL  DOMINION GOVT REQUESTED NOT  TO INTERFERE. ' *  An Extension  or Time  Granted Mr the  Completion or the Benervolr.���������  .   Connell Matters;   ���������  The city coui cil last. Monday night  unanimously adopted the following report relative to Gray's saw mill, and submitted by the committee on public works:  "Gentlemen���������Your committee have examined into the question raised by the  resident 'engineer of the Dominion, on  the erection of a saw mill on the waiter  front.Jo the^east.pf ..the,.foot of Hall.  street, and would recommend that the  council do everything in reason tothe  end.that the erection of the saw. mill-referred to be not interfered with.- We are  of opinion that the erection will in no  way. interfere with. navigation or hamper  the. [steamboat busiuess at any stage of  waten ..The mill will be an industrial  enterprise that will give steady employment to a number of men, and all such  enterprises are deserving of encouragement. All of which is respectfully submitted.  John J. Malone,  IChas. HILLYER,        ,;  /" '     v   Of; Public Worki Committee*.  A communication from Joanna Davies,  pf the Nelson City Land and Improvement company, whieh will be found in  another column, waa read and died.  The committee on publicwbrks recommended that contractors Breckenridge &  Lund be granted an extention of time to  October 20th, nf 12 m., in which to complete the flume and reservoir. The re*  port was adopted. ' - . -'-..;~������������������'.  . A petition from A. Ferlantt and others  for crossings at Baker and Stanley streets  was referreed to the ;committee on public works.     '    '     '-'-.'   ;.        '" '    ,   '���������       ',  Samuel F. Cochran made application  for the position of fire chief. It was decided to advertise for applications for tbe  positiop;-, _~X-,    ..      .      ;;���������.'*>  CityJOlerk Seeley subniitted^his finan^  cial report to Oct. 1st, as follows: * *'��������� , *  filling on water pipe, except under instructions from the city engineer. It is  'desired to test the pipe and joints before  ihe pipe is filled in.  ^ It. was' decided to  hold the regular  meetings every Monday afternoon at 3  o'clock instead of in the evenings as heretofore.  Adjourned until Wednesday at 8 p.m.  Sh  ,. MONET FOB PUBLIC W0RK8  fcrcMlcr  ������������������,';-, ��������� RECEIPTS.  Proceeds of. debentures; .y....ftUdfiOD' Ott  Police court fines..-. ;-..".?...';. -���������'!"��������� 821; 46  Licenses.;. Y. k...   5,210 00  Fire department gov,'tgraOt..      200 00  Waterworks........'.'.."...... i    1,039 50  Intereat, (accrued on debentures .....i........    , 312 92  Dog tax '.....'.       J98 00  Miscellaneous       465 00  Tamer   T������lk*.-The   Political  V SllnntWn.  ^ "Hon. J. H. Turner, premier and  minister of finance and agriculture  Arrived in -Nelson last Monday and will  leave for Eossland today. Since lie  has been here he has devoted considerable attention to the business affairs  of Turner, Beeton & Co* of which firm  he is a members-  :_.���������: S?My--trip has no political significance," >aid Mr. Turner to a reporter  for. Thk Miner. "I am just going  around', as much as I can at this time,  to; both the agricultural and niining  sections with a view of personally  ascertaining before the. next session,  the real wants and necessities of the  community. Owing to an increased  revenue and a better.trade in the  province we have really arrived at a  point where we can go in largely for  public works, such as roads, trails,  etc.' I am paying especial attention to  this as -it~will be. voted upon at the  next session and it is well to know,  just what the requirements are. The  applications so far, have not been for  roads of general importance, but for  short roads from mining groups to  railroads, waterways or main highways. A Kaslo paper quoted me as  saying that it was not the intention of  the government to p*y much attention  to public works. - This is an error as  the government will certainly pay  considerable attention to it."  /'A Nelson paper stated that Mr. W.  A. Jowett had made application for  the position of gold commissioner of  this district. Is that a fact?" askeAthe  reporter. ':'.. ';>���������.  "He certainly, never applied to nie  for the position of gold commissioner,"  said Mr, Turner,"; "I always understood  that, Mri Jowett favored Mr. Dennis  for thafcposition." ; -/  "Wbatldo you think of the present  political situation?" was asked.  ... "Well, Ithink the political situation;  ? look^iavotabletfor,the present govern  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN   AND  ABOUND NELSON.  Brief   Mention   of   Happening*   in   the  ., Dlatrlct   During   the   Part  Seven   Day*.  DISBURSEMENTS.  Sidewalks.:. :..  Planks- and-Toolsrr;  957,246 82  ..,:;;.$, 3,758.05  .T77777��������� 222   01  Printing and stationery...      .      786 42  Salaries    2,080 67  Fire department.'....:.;'... .'.,'���������    911 34  Streets .,...:...,.......   3,566 29  Waterworks.".... "."... .i 12,819 53  Special police     .   56 85  Interest ."..;..-������..       122 60  Lockup     2,296 58  Health ...^.v.::.,.;.;...:.":.[ ;:.58?5  Dog tax. .-.'/.'.v. :.Y. '.";���������..'....-. ������������������-���������?-29 95  Legal expenses  -    262-50  Jail .......  Miscellaneous.  .  .9 00  440 40  Balance iu Bank Montreal  ���������27,420 74  . 29,826 08  ,   .. , ,     Murray,    Gilchrist,    Hackney,  bo forth and so on Toomeyj   McDongallj   Wafao       mch,  I he above extracts show that early in j (Continned on sixth page.)  ="    ��������������������������������������������� $57,246 82  A petition from Rev. H. 8. Akehurst  usking for the grade of Silica street, was  refered to the city engineer.  Tenders from the. Lawrence Hardware  Co., Spencer & Ball and W. C. McLean  & Co., for making connections with the  .water service were referred to the com-  mitteeon public works.  McLean ������������������& Co. put in an extra teuder  for excavating for the water pipe. They  want 40 cents per cubic yard between  four'feet nine inches to six feet; 55 cents  from six'to eight feet: $3.50 per yard for  rock between four feet nine inches to six  feet and 84.75 from six to eight feet.  They agreed to . take out the rock at  Silica and Stanley street for $3 per yard.  The last part of the. tender was accepted.  The., first part was referred to the committee on public works.   3  Bills to the amount of $1845 were  audited and ordered paid. They included  one of $99.50 to The Tribune; one of  $762 to H. J. Evads for sewer pipe and  one cf $144.87 to Evans for packing.  The sum of $900 was set aside for tht>  sinking fund to pay the city.loon ot  $50,000. It was also. ordered that $1250  be set aside for interest on the loan.  The mayor was authorized to purchase  the necessary iron pipe to connect the  sewer with the outlet. ,  The question of having- the sewer  follow Ward street instead of Ward  creek was referred: to the committee on  public works, to be reported back.at the  next meeting.        " -      ^  It was ordered that there be no baok-  iwf-iV*' was the. reply. "The-feeling  is very good and the fasllr and com  plaints front time to time, where they  have been false,have been so proven.  The confidence is growing, now that  the ^business is being carried on in a  systematic and methodical; manner;  not in a political way but with a-view  of advancing the general interests of  the province. We shall be moved into  our new building ...this, month and I  think. when, we get in there, that the  ~fa^t^rhavIng^H~departWentsundiHra  single roof will facilitate the work  very much, The next session will be  at the regular time and there is not  the slightest ground for the report  that there will be an earlier session.  ��������� "I am very much struck with the  improved, feeling. At, ChilHwack the  improvement is-owing a good deal to  mining develepment which evidently  goes hand and hand with agricultural  pursuits. At Revelstoke I was very  much struck with-the improved condition of affairs and the advance of  Nelson arid, Kaslo is the same. I  notice that the Kaslo and Slocan road  in September shipped nearly four  times as much as during the corresponding month last year. July was  twice and August three times as great.  It shows the steady progress ofthe  district and every indication points to  the. fact that the progress next year  will be still greater. A great many  new mines are being opened and will  be shipping next year. In thc farjiiing  districts, the people are waking up to  the advantages of co-operation. I  notice a marked improvement in them  in their efforts to supply the wants of  British Columbia. '      '.  "I am ^ very much struck with the  very reliable reports coming in from  East Kootenay and the intervening  district lying between Pilot Bay and  East Kootenay, particularly the St.  Marv's country. I believe it to be a  splendid niining ground. I am going  to Rossland on Saturday and will go  back by Vernon and Okanogan. I  had intended to come much earlier  this year but there was so much business, nearly treble the usual amount,  that I could not get away."  - Mmy ��������������������� Tor Ubel.  It is reported that Mr. J. A. Aikmau of  Grand Forks has or intends to commence  a libel suit against the Rossland Miner  for an article that recently appeared in  that paper. Mr. Aikman, when seen by  a representative of TnE Miner, refused  to either deny or affirm the report bat  said that he had written to the Kossland  paper. He refused to Bay what he had  written.  Mr. W: B. McCabe of Sidney, Ohio, is  at the Queen's Hotel:  The county court will convene in Nelson on Thursday; October 12th.  W. G. Lillie of the Nelson Shoe Co. has  returned from a trip to the coast.  Judge Forin opened the new court  house at Revelstoke last Tuesday.  Services will be held at the school  house tomorrow, Rev. Welch having  returned.  The theosophical society will meet this  evening at the residence of Mrs. Heath  on Kootenay street.'  John Johnson of the Silver King hotel  is confined in the general hospital with a  severe attack of-pneumonia.  Captain Fraser, mate of the steamer  Kootenay, accompanied by his wife, arrived in Nelson this week and will make  their home here.  Rev. G. R. Welch has returned fn m  New Westminster where, he went to  attend his mother's funeral which took  place on Friday October 1.  Mr. C. A. Rohrabacher and W. E. Ellsworth left for Sandon yesterday morning for tbe purpose of getting up a history of that town and district.  Mr. Steve White says that he has  changed his mind and for the present  will not turn the Nelson hotel into a  vaudeville theatre. He says the matter  was under discussion during the early  partiof, the week-biit for divers reasons  the idea was abandoned  ^.Messrs. J. A.- Gilker. A. L. Davenport,  Jy Fred "Hume and W.. B. Muir have  returned from a hunting trip to Kootenay river., Mr. Gilker says that they  killed numberless duck -and one deer.  The season is. early, and the ducks are  just commencing to cbine in. :  . The Knights of - <Pythias"'wilI'- institii te  a lodge in Nelson and all parties who are  members; of the order are requested to  take part and to leave their names in  Russell & Thurman's cigiir store. The  first meeting will be held this evening at  Dr. Hall's oflice. All ���������members of the  Knights of Pythias in the oity are  requested to be present.  DEATH OF EX-MAYOR COPE-  Drowncil" While- Trying��������� to^lleaeli- "Hie  Cold   field*.  Mr. Frederick Cope, ex-mayor of Vancouver, wos drowned at Skagway ou September 19 while making his way to the  Klondyke gold fields. The following  statement by an eye witness tells the  story: .        tt ^  "Statementon oath.of Mr. Ambrose  Blayney re drowning of Mr. Frederick  Cope, ex-mayor of Vancouver city, B.C.:  At the ford between Shallow and Middle  lakes on Sunday 19th of September, 1897  I was crossing the ford with Mr. Cope  and the pack train when the horse MK  Cope was leading fell down. Mr. Cope  tried to pull the horse out but wns taken  off bis feet by the current and carried  away into the deep water. I baw him  Bink and rise once or twice and then saw  him no more. I was about 200 yards  from him when he fell and could not  possibly get near enough to assist him.  There was no boat near. Ilia body had  not been recovered when I left the lakes.  (Signed)   " A.-BLANEY.  (Signed)   FRED. BEVAN, '  Chief Constable.  (Signed)   WM. J. 1IANT,  Special Constable."  NOT LOOKING FOB TE0UBLE.  ings ou you/ part, I object lo. You have  kindly referred me to "section 45 of  water clauses consolidation act, 1897" for  justification of thc council's action in the-  matter of your constructing water works.  In this connection I desire to say that it  is not my intention to define, or have a  controversy as to the legal interpellation  of- the act named. My duty only lies  with its busiuess.aspect. .The legal  rights in tho premises had better be left  to thoso learned in the profession of tho  law.        ���������'    I will, however, state how section 45 of.  act 45, named by you appears to me.  . A municipality "may survey, set out  and nscerlaiu such parts thereof as are  required for the purposes of such water  works, etc., aud may exercise powers of  expropriation" but I cannot see where  power is given to proceed with the work  as yon have done aud are now doing.  The council cau not have been advised as  to their powers under act.45. Nor am11  aware that they have proceeded as parts  11 and 111 of act 45 requires. Perhaps,  legally, act 45 may' have to be takeu as a  whole and if so'ifc' would not be wise'to  rely altogether, upon.section 45, outside  of our disagreeing as to its iuterperta-  tiou.  Reciprocating your wish to prevent a  recourse to law, or on" my part in interfering with your proceeding with the  water works construction, I would  respectfully call your attention to chapter 20, an "act for consolidating in one  act certain provisions usually iusertcd in  acts authorizing the taking of lands for  undertakings of a public naturp." " I  have the honor to be, your obedient, servant, Joshua Davies,  Managing director Nelson City Land  and Improvement Co., Ltd.  THE OITY COUNCIL.  Mr. Davits Directs a Missive  tu the   t'Hy  Connell.  The following communication" was  read at the council meeting last Monday  evening: .  ' Nelson, B.C., Sept. 30,1897.  John Houston: His worship the mayor  Nelson, B.C.  Sir:���������Answering your letter of the 28tb  inst. I desire to say that I am pleased to  learn that there is "no disposition on tbe  part of the city to do otherwise than deal  with (me) you or (my) your company,  (than) on a fair and equitable basis."  You certainly told me and so also did the  aldermanic board assembled that "as  soon as the area of land required for  reservoir purposes could be ascertained  yon (I) would ��������� be notified." I submit  that this has not been done, notwithstanding that for weeks the work of construction of dam, Hume aud reservoir has  been proceeded with and these proceed-  Estlniatc or the Work Done on the Water  Construction Contract.  City Engineer McCulloch, at Wednesday's council meeting submitted  estimates pf the work done by Contractors Breckinridge & Lund. The  estimates were ������2050.75 "on the reservoir and $902.50 on the flume. It was  ordered-that they be paid $1200 on thc  reservoir and $500 on the flume.  The committee on public works  recommended that the, city contract  the tapping, of water mains and do thc  work by. day labor. ..This was approved.   ;-- ���������". ..���������*--"    -. .     ... '���������;"������-���������  ���������Aldcrmn^r;Malcne" rnportc:V,th;iL h.=;.-  has interviewed Contractor ]\fcLeair  in relation to extra work in the excavation for water pipes. Mr. McLean  was willing to continue provided that  he be paid for all. excavation (. thnt  averaged on the total over,four feefc.  Thc> matter "was laid over until thc  next meeting.  The question .of having the main  sewer iollow the line of Ward street  was discussed at some length rbiit  action .was deferred,.until the next  meeting.  A resolution passed providing ior  the laying of a sidewalk, on the north  side of Baker street where il is missing  between Ward and Stanley.  'Mayor Houston was authorized to  purchase -the'" necessary tools with  which to make the water connections.  A 12 foot sidewalk was ordered on  Ward street, from Baker to Vernon,  provided that "the property owners  supply the material.  Adjourned until Monday afternoon.'  TAKEN TO THE ASYLUM.      "  Trunk Wiilli rs Imagines lie is l������nr.,iK'<l liy  Kni'iiilcs,  Constable Ince returned this week from  a trip to New Westminster whore bo  went to' place Frank Walters iu the  insauc asylum. Durin^the trip Walters  made three attempts to end liis existence  and would probably have succeeded iu  doing so had it not beeo for the watchfulness of the constable. While on the  boat between Kobson ,and Arrowhead,  Walters attempted twice to jump iuto,  the lake and once had one leg over tbe  side in tho act of SMriaging when his  custodian hauled him back. While on  the train ho endeavored to jump off  while it was going at full speed. ..  AValters is a native of Hamburg, Germany and a3far as known, has no friends  in this country. He was employed np  the lake "'as a wood cutter for AVest &  Emersonand during a spell of sickness  was brought to the hospital nt Nelson.  While therelbe developed insanity and it  was decided to send him to the asylum.-  He labors under the hallucination that  he is constantly pursued by enemies and  that his life is in danger.  The   Chief  fsuspcmlctl.  Mayor Houston last Monday suspended  Chief of Police Wolverton on a charge  of neglect of duty. When approached  upon the subject by a representative of  The Miner, tho mayor remarked that  he had nothing to say aud would neither  aflirm, or deny the report and would not  state what the alleged neglect cousisted  of. The matter, however, is a common  subject of conversation on the streets.  The matter will come before the board of  police commissioners on Friday, October  15. The police work of ihe city is now  being discharged by Patrolmen Winearls  and McKinnon.  ym  J"  ���������4  :Jd THE MlN&ft.NfiLSOtf<>; C, SAf UftDAY, OCT. $, 1*9?.  mlUCm  %hz JBiner.  THE JI1NKB is printed on Saturdays, and  will be iiiiuled to any address in Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollar*.   Single copies Ave cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS insert ed  at the rate of $3 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to thc Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address  of thc writer, not necessarily for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  ton a statement that we have incorrectly quoted hini, we shall not consider the veracity of our interviewer  as having ever been questioned.  HISTORICAL HISTORY.  TIIK LABEL on your paper shows the date on . ,.,,...  which your paid up subscription expires,   ancient or modem history oi this city  When The Min'ku,. with its well-  known, characteristic enterprise, set  the pace for all able-bodied historians,  we builded wiser than we knew.  Although then alone in our class,  today no sell-respecting newspaper of  Nelson feels properly dressed unless it  displays at least six columns of the  If in arrears kindly remit and see that tho  date is changed, which should be sufficient  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in flrst-rate style at tho  shortest notice.  Aoonias  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NKLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. V.&A.  M. meets second Wednesday iu each  month.   Sojourning brothcrn invited,  W. B. Siiaw. Secretary.  ^WM^     I.  O. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  j^^BK No. IC, meets every Monday night,  ^^iW^ at   theli  Hall, Kootenay st'oet.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  VVM. HODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, OCT. 9, 1897.  TRUTH.  As we expected, the Vancouver  World, in the attempt to defend its  friends of the Maxwell party, has  taken it upon itself to question the  correctness of the interview with  Mayor Templeton that appeared iri a  recent issue of The Miner. In its  eagerness' to make a point the World  has gone farther than thc man most  interested, for Mayor Templeton has  not claimed that he was incorrectly  reported, but to the contrary. However, the well known recklessness that  characterizes the utterances of the  World makes it unnecessary for us tp  pay much attention to any statement  it may make regarding The Minkk.  When the wobbly-kneed productions  from the political hothouses of Victoria and Vancouver iind themselves  in West Kootenay, (so far from home,  you know) they consider that they  are out of the world and among  savages, their mouths fly open and  they tell everything they know, in the  effort to' enlighten the voter whose  knowledge of provincial politics is  supposed to be nil. With virtuous  verdancy, the newspapers of the  district throw open their columns to  the various would-be Moseses in the  desire to aid them in extending-the  doctrines of the true political religions,  quote them correctly and at length,  then the troubles begin. The political  proselyte returns to his home to  -receive-the���������crown���������of-lnurels-that-he-  supposes awaits .him, hut in lieu thereof he is presented with a mass of  interrogations���������questions relating to  his garrulousness. . "O, thou of few  thoughts and many words, why spake  you thus, and unwisely?" is the query  that mostly confronts him, and with  thc cowardice that is attributed to  those who talk loudest,"the weakling  replies, "I never said it!" and there  you are. *������>  The local newspaper of the interior  is a production that newspapers of the  Vancouver    World   class cannot appreciate.     The   success   of   the   local  newspaper depends upon its reliability.  Truth    is, expected" from   the . home  paper,     and a  successful   provincial  newspaper is always truthful.    This is  a condition the World knows nothing  .of.    If the loud-moutl? pothouse vole-  gatherers   of "the Coast   cities were  given proper instructions before leaving home, and would adhere closely to  the line mapped out for" them, they  would create less excitement in the  ���������   interior, but would leave behind tliem  a better impression of the-weight and  '- general ability  of the coast politician.  But they only add to their degradation  when they give the lie to the language  that eniinates from them.  However, all this is a tempest in a  teapot. We have only tlie word of  the World to the effect that, Mayer  Templeton has denied the sentiment  attributed to him by The Mixkh, and  , the word of the Vancouver World is  of too little weight to be seriously-  considered. Had it been Maxwell  instead of Templeton, that the AVorld  had taken up ns its subject, we might  have believed the AVorld, but until  our eccentric contemporary publishes  over the signature of Mayor Temple-  Members of the "400" of Nelson who  had the misfortune to land in town in  a condition of impecuniosity (along  in the early '80's.) but who have since  retrieved their lost fortunes, now see  their closet open and their skeleton is  again paraded before the world. The  fun waxes fast and furious, and few  escape the shafts of Aie historian, who  finds a prolific fluid of shining marks  to practice upon.  This week we have the pleasure of  presenting to our renders some historical truths from thc pen of the.man  around whom the history of Nelsou if,  apparently, being written���������Gilbert  Malcolm Sproat. Our worthy and  respected fellow townsman, in peace  and quietness rounding out the declining years of an active, honorable and  well-spent life, awakes to find fame  thrust upon him from all parts of the  city, to read column after column of  .alleged history of the town he knows  so well and to note that the great and  all-absorbing question of the day is,  "Did Mr. Sproat do so and so at. such  and such a time or did he not!" There  is never any doubt in Mr. Sproat's  mind as to what Mr. Sproat.will or  Will not do, has or has not done; so  with bis notable good -nature, and  with the wish that truth may prevail  and history be distinguished from  romance, he has taken a hand in thc  contest. '  The. memory of man is treacherous,  and cannot be depended upon. Unlike  many of his fellow historians, Mr.  Sproat in the early days kept a diary,  and in it he from day to day recorded  the "happenings of the town as they  occurred. Today he .can turn to his  own historical work, his diary,', and  from it secure data,' day and date with  which to prepare an article such as we  present today and' ...which must of  necessity he absolutely truthful and  historically-correct. That is "History  what is history," to quote our distinguished literary friend, the historical  editor of The Tribune.  ���������The Miner commenced this historical research business and we shall  stay with it 'til the close of the century  if necessary, - in order to see justice  done. to Nelson's past. We desire to  see'the-condition-!exist lhat~~~atTib-  time or place in this world or the next,  from the north pole to the south pole,  extended from one end of Riverside to  the other, while Sprague, Monroe,  Howard, MaiD, Washington and, other  streets along whichthe procession'tnoved  were also paeked with humanity.  Thore who attend the fruit fair this  year can look for a number of features  never before seen. Outside of, the excel-,  lent music furnished by the Sixteenth  Infantry band, additional vaudeville  features are.given on, the grandstand,  among thein being an electro-magnc-  scope. The production of tbis machine  of life sized and moving figures, is wonderful.  The attendance so far this week has  been tremendous, while everything points  to a much larger, crowd next week.  When its doors close on the 10th it is  expected that over 1,000,000 people will  have passed the gates. There are over  400 individual exhibits this year. The  large sheds used only for exhibits of this  kind are filled with the best tbe 6oil can  produce. This part of.the fair is attracting a gieat deal of attention. The finest  mineral display iu the northwest can be  seer. The miueral building is proving  altogether too small, and in another year  will bave to be twice as large.  FBOFE88IOJIAI, CABM.  CD. J. CHIUSTIK. INSURANCE, RKAL  ��������� Estate and ltcntal Agent.. District Agent  Canada Ufa Assurance Company.   Money to  770  . H. HOLDICH. ASSAYKK AND ANA-  ,.���������  lytical Chemist, Hall street. Nelson. 701  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER.   NO-  J.   tar? Public. Slocan City. 4M  ML. GKIMMETT, LL. &, BARRISTER.  ���������   Hollcitoc, 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 the latest  methods. Teeth extracted without pain by  giving laughing gas.   Terms strictly cash.  001  F. J. Van Buren has purchased thc Criterion Restaurant and is prepared to serve the Best Meal  in the City.  A FIRST CLASS MEAL SERVED FOR 25 CENTS.   All white help.  769 Baker street, 5 doors north of post office.  GEO.A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND BUR-  gcon.   Office, Baker street, 3 doora west  of pontofflce, up stain. (571)  EM. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Fire  Insurance  and  Mining  Broker,  Sandon, B. C. ' 600  THE N������W TELEPH0NE;LINE.  With  NelMH  Will   be  Enabled  lo  Talk  :   Trail, lloKKlamd amd.gpokame.'  The new telephoue line, which the  Vernon & Nelson Telephone company is  building from Trail to Nelson is. rapidly  nearing completion and will'pi pliably be  in running order by the middle of the  month! A metallic circuit -is being installed, which will insure the best possible service. The line is ii continuation  of the telephone svstem which at present  connects Spokane -with liossland,. and  when it is completed Nel&oto and Spokane  will, be equally accessible by 'phone,  while by long distance connections' at  the latter eity it is possible to carry on a  conversation with Portland.   ,  Too Mail)-lo Steal. '  , The. following story of a Yates county farmer will give one some idea of  thc immense yield of peaches iri this  section'of the state. The said farmer  had so many peaches that he did not  know how to get rid of them. Not  wanting them to rot on his grouud, he  picked several bushel baskets. of the  fruit; placed them in his, wagon ana  drove, put in the.roadway. His plan  was' to fall asleep by the roadside, so  that the; small hoys would have a  chance .to"-steal his peaches. Upon  awaking what was his dismay, to find  that the boys had emptied. the fruit  out of the, baskets, and stolen the  .baskets.���������Geneva.Courier.  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS. BARRISTER,  Solicitor, etc. Sole Agent for the Cana  dian Fire Insurance Co. Real Estate and  Mining properties for sale.  Slocan City, B.C.  (441)  GORE. BURNET tc CO.. PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson. B. C. Room No. 4, over  Thomson St Co.'s Book Store. 611  WANTED.  POSI riON-By young married man as bookkeeper or clerk.- Best of reference,  Address:   E.A.B.,  "19 .. Care Office.  WE ARE  Now ready ���������;  To-attend to yotir .  wants in all lines of  D R U G S  AND  STATIONEBY  Elliot Block, corner Stanley and  .-���������'<.      _ Baker streets.  Canadian Drug and Book Co.  768 LIMITED.     '-     ''"  COOL REFRESHING dmnk  ^ ^ V-y 1~J -A-NELSON 80DA  WATER  FACTORY-Jt-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                        Orders delivered promptly.  029  1������_   O.   BOX   88   WHO GETS ,T?  It takes two make a Bargain,  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. PEGK & CO.   Low Price Furniture House, Baker St.  761  EAST OF JOSEPHINE.  BUY SHOES  AT A SHOE STORE.  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.  376  By wiping perspiration from his face  with the hack of his hand while counting coin F. J., Eighmey of Waterloo,  la., poisoned liis eyes badly, apjiar&titly  with .dust from the foreign.. accretions  on the metal.  .  F.Li. OSIER and J. W. CARWIN  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  NELSON     -  09-.'  -     B.O.  JOHN HIB80H.  in   any  public   gathering  or  in the  privacy of any home (.circle will the  magic name of Nelson be mentioned'  but that some one may with'earnestness   declare,  "That town has a his-'  tory."    We shall,  if necessary, take  every Nelson pioneer by the hand and-  lead  him  back through   the ghostly  lanes of the dead  past and with encouragement and kindness help him  tp rattle the dry bones of memory 'till  from the dust thus raised, literary and  historical  gems may emanate to the  everlasting glorification of Nelson and  Thk MiXKi!.    We trust that we may  not be considered egotistical when we  state that we hope,to live to see the  day when the hopeful and promising  school   children' of this most-favored  town will take school ward in lieu of  the usual dry and incomplete "Robertson's," ;i  file  of  the .Nelson. Mixer,  containing the complete history of our  town,  in  the preparation of whieh so  many of Nelson's citizens may collaborate.     "History repeats itself," tis  said, but before the enterprising newspapers of the city of Nelson finish with  the history of Nelson  every schoolboy  in   town' will   be    prepared  to  give  '���������history" points, and yet beat it at its  own game.  NELSON  Provincial Land Surveyor..."' .  . . Office:-. ,  .  AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  a D. CURTIS  C24   ������VT.H TUOJISO.W JIOOK STOKS/ "  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  MfelBjiM't: and . ��������� ���������  .COMXiaUO* AVEST.  Spokane, Wash;  THE BIG STORE, Spokane.  One of ihe Sights of Spo-  rr-kane.-1 Qixeof-the1���������  Great Stores of  -   th������ Northwests  rrhe  Mai! Order  House  Of the Northwest.  WE HAVE THEM  FOR THE PARLOR  FOR THE KITCHEN  FOR THE BEDROOM  FOR THE STORE  FOR THE OFFICE  ALL KINDS  . AND SIZES  402  QUEBN  HEATEBS  Tinsmithing, Plumbing,  Satisfaction Guaranteed  LAWRENCE HABDWABB 00.  HYGENIO  VENTILATED  VICTORIA ST.,  m  NELSON. 8. O.  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AQENT,  ~    MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  JSTELSQaST, 33. O-      I3S5J  SPOKANE ERTTIT PA1K.  l'roiiilrfcs lo be Store gncerviral Than Last  i. Vcnr.  . Spokane'.* fourth annual fruit fair  opened Tuesday under the moat favorable cirenmstancap. The weather was  all thnt could b3.desired, and the city  was simply jae'eed with people. At  2 o'clock iu the afiernoou, when the parade began to move, the largest crowd  ever   seen on the   streets of the city,  W.-J, TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COM MISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.    -    KASLO. B. O.  (o50)  They keep Feet dry by a free circulation of air.    Greatest discovery of  the age.   , Call and see them.    ������  :p O.  STORE    2 J. A. GILKER  '   ���������      . ." ' i8 and 20 BAKER STREET.  -Blank Books  ���������Writing Pads  C^Letter Books  Office Supplies  ���������Mining Laws  Copying Presses  C^Empire Typewriter  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  SH      >) NELSON', B. C.  With us it is Satisfaction  Or your money back.  Send for our  Catalogue for fall aift  11Glinter.  It will be Mailed Free to  you.    It will be the means.  of, saving you money.    Do  not fail to secure one..  '' ������������������  m\mm>  You are invited tp visit our  Great Store when in Spokane during the  Fruit Fair*  \Make the Big Store your  headquarters.  C^o.wtt-^ .to-~mm.m ..  JUST RECEIVED!!  Upwards of 600 boxes. A few  Boxes of Choice Crabs, Won't  last long.  M. Des Bris&y & Co.  IJS'CPEPOEATED   1S70. -  THE  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MII-LS, WINNIPEG.  Whitehouse Company  ^4   Howard,  BB Riverside,  ^^ w      Sprague- ������sS  Many people claim to sell the "best Flour.,  yjTe '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. O. .1}  .   ���������-'w.'l  ��������� '-SI  THE MINER, NELSON B. C, SATURDAY, OCT. 9, 1897,  3  3STELS03iT  DOORS, SASHES aid TDSKED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   G\JAJjAlMTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.^  THOS. GRAY  A  OF NELSON  AND   THE  NULSON   DISTBIOT  OF  W������ST  KOOTENAY,   B.   0.  Written  by Mr. Charles St. Barbe for the  "I'lrnt IliNlurr of .\el*on."  NELSON, B.C.  ������  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  Ever brought into Kootenay.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Fancy Goods.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47  482  Telephone No. io  M. R. SMITH $ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  "WHITE   FOB   PBIOE  VICTORIA        -        B. C.  XjIST.  (212)  P. BURNS & CO,  Wholesale and Retail Meat Miilis  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denvercaiid Slocan City;  We are prepared to supply consumers \yith. ������  all kiilds'of Fresh and Cured iflfeats at reaT  sona"ble prices. ��������� :<���������-������������������>  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   330  F. C. GAMBLE J. P.  M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. E.  M. Am. Soc. C. K V. h. S. foi-11. C  <Lnlo ltcn.ljng " --  -   - -  FRANCIS J. O'REILLY,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E.      P.L. S. forB. C.  Rossland, 11. C.  ,'. Don. of Pub. Wks. of Canada in B. C.)  *Nclson, IJ. C.  GAMBLE &O'REILLY  Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,  Accountants and General Agents   *  Agents Insurance Company.of North America  NELSON AND ROSSLAND, :  .'.    ,-:���������*_.       :  690  BRITISH COLUMBIA  WEST KOOTENAY  Armstrong & Morrison  RIVETED STEEU  MANUFACTURERS OF  PIPE,  ALL SIZES  GATES, MONITORS, EiiEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc  # Complete Water Works Ontfit        ,  W-      ' ESTIMAtES ON APPLICATION  W        715 ^ATLEV s  Av^r* VANCOUVER, B.C.  (Continued.)  A stranger heariug . Nelson men talk  of events of three  or four years  ago  might begin  to  wonder  if  they  had  not suddenly seen some  passengers on  Noah's   famous    ark.       Events    are  spoken of as happening before or after  tlio flood.     Iu  common  parlance  the  events referred  to  by  this  name  occurred  some  4,000 years ago and if it  did nothing else has supplied the most  popular nursery toy that ever existed:  But in Nelson and  throughout British  Columbia we had a flood of our own in  1894 that will live iu  men's memories  for many a day.    During the previous  winter the snow fall had been  unusually heavy and  spring opened with a  rush of fine  balmy weather  that portended trouble.    It soon came.   Spring  continued without a break and quickly  became  early "summer,   without   any  break at all, so  that by  the. 24th   of  May the lake  had  risen  to  as  great  a height as any had  previously known  it and it was still coming up.    On the  Queen's birthday it   rose just  twelve  inches, aud  people  began  to  woudej  wheu it would stop.   It still continued  until it reached the top notch  on  the  9th of June.    By that time  the water  stood six feet deep  at  the  O.   P. - R.  depot, the town whaif was completely  submerged and  steamers  landed their  passengers among the little Bbacks tothe  westward.   The water was much higher  than the grade of the new line connecting the two stations and many painted  records of the flood mnrks exist on the  rocks a,t windy bluff.   A few days before  the. water reached its height the   last  train left the C. P. R, depot.   It did nbt  como back for over three months.   Many  of the trestle*.along the line, were afloat  and part of,ftbe;approaches to the Slocan  bridge wept^out. ' On the 3rd of June a  tremendous storm of wind, thunder and  rain burst over tiie entire country.   The  wind was a hot one recalling the "brick-  fielders" of Adelaide to old Australian*  This simply cut up tho remaining snow  and.sent it hurtling down the gorges  already in high flood.   The result wai  that wherever a railway trestle or other  bridge crossed the creek, it was washed  out.   Trees were flung in every direction  across all the telegraph wires and Nelson was entirely cut off from any sort of  communication with the outside for two  weeks.   The main line, of the C.i P. B;  was   destroyed   in several places. and  whole train loads of people Were stalled  at North Bend,   Revelstoke, Banff and  other points.   There they remained for  three weeks.   The worst of the storm  was felt at Kaslo. (. The lower part of the  town was already submerged in the flood  and the violent sea sent sweeping up 50  or 60 miles from the extreme southern  end of the lake, knocked all tbe houses  it could reach   into   matchwood.   In  addition to-thig-the^iverTHwollen with  the  suddenly  melted  snows' from the  SMi  ^rom  mi  ii-Bi  of your Shoe  is leather,���������workmanship���������arid  how much of it is profit ?, The Shoe  you should buy and the Shoe most  dealers sell, differ as these proportions differ. Your next pair will  have more leather value, and less  dealer, if .you see that it's Goodyear  $4-5������> $5-5������ stamped on the sole.  The Slater Shoe."  CILKER * WEILS, Sole Agent* for Xelson.  Headquarters for  631  ������KEES BROS., Agents at Kaslo.  ELECTRIC  DYNAMOS  MOTORS  ENGINES       |i  BOILERS ^ .���������.,^,  Estimates given and contracts entered intolfor the  entire systems.  Cail on or write W. T. STEWARD  B������X *9 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  WATER V/HEELS  FIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  CHANDLIERS  mountains of the Slocan, took the town  in the rear, cut out new channels for itself, and swept everything in its way,  houses and'all, out into the lake.  The elections for the Provincial parliament were held in 1894 and resulted in  the return of Mr. J. Fred Hume, who defeated Mr. G. O. Buchanan.   Mr. Hume  joined the ranks of the opposition in the  house.   In 1896 Mr/Hewett Bostock was  elected  to  represent   the  Yale-Cariboo  district, in which Kootenay is included,  in the Dominion parliament.    In Oct.  1895  their  excellencies  the   Governor-  General and Lady Aberdeen paid a visit  to Nelson, being the first time a governor-  general has entered the district.   Others  have passed over the main line of the C.  P. R. but have never troubled to visit the  beautiful hikes lying to the south of it.  Captain Napoleon Fitzstubbs, the government agent, has just been succeeded  by Mr. O. G.Dennis,'erstwhile Provincial  assessor, at Kaslo.   Mr. Dennis is a favorite with everybody.and is in all other  respects fit to take chargeof thedistrict.  Mr. W. J. Gopel, who was the mining recorder in  early, days, held tbat position  and did also most of the gold commissioner's work until last year when he was  promoted to the position of Provincial  auditor.   He was succeeded by Mr. G. H.  Rashdall, whose untimely death in January, last caused a feeling of profound  grief over the whole district.    Mr. Rash-  dall's place is now filled by Mr. J. R.  Tolmie, a very popular servant/of the  government, who is well known in Victoria.'. A notable feature of the growth  of Nelson is its churches, of- which there  are now four, all too small for their congregations.   The English church services  have hitherto been held in an unsuitable  frame building, but now additional land  has been procured and a proper   church  built of stone is shortly to be erected.,  This improvement is due to the energies  ofthe vicar the Bev.  H.  S. Akehurst.  The other clergymen in Nelson at present  are the Rev. George Morden (Methodist)  and   the  Rev.  Louia   Poitras   (Roman  Catholic.)     The    Presbyterian    church  being  at   present  without  a  minister.  Though sometimes grumblings are heard  at the ways cf the railways themselves,  nobody haa anything but praise for Nelson's two station masters. A man may  lose baggage, or be over charged for  freight or may have his goods delayed  for an excessive time on the way and go  down to the station, foaming at the  mouth, to see about it. Blood is in* his  eye and the sentences and threats he  prepares on the way down would.move  mountains. He comes back quiet and  subdued and happy. A civil answer  lurneth away wrath. And tbat is how  they do it, these two men whose names  are John Hamilton of the C. P. R. and  Tacklebnry of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard. This year the C. P. R. has made  Kootenay into a district or division  whatever lhe proper term may be, with  Mr. H. E. Beasley as superintendent.  In  1806 the boom at Trail creek and  the steady  output  of  ore  fiom the  Slocan began   to  draw the attention  of the world to Kootenay.   Tlie prospect of the immediate construction of  the Crow's Nest Pass line to Nelson  concentrated that  attention  on  the  capital.   Her mines are no richer, and  no new ones have been opened since  then    hut   Nelson    has  grown and  increased marvalously.   The reason is  riot far to seek.   Every tie laid, and  every spike driven bring all the mines  of Kootenay nearer to Nelson's markets.   It is the old story that has been  going on all over the world ever since  the invention of railways.    Increased  facilities of communication mean centralization and Nelson is the central  point, the Rome of Kootenay, to which  all roads lead.   The first  noticeable  effect was the demand for good business lots on Baker street accentuated  by the purchase of a lot by the Lawrence Hardware Co. and the erection  thereon of a capacious* store.   Almost  next door the Thomson Stationary Co.  put up a building with two stores in  it.   They attempted to squeeze themselves into one at first but now have  been   obliged to oust  their tenants,  tear down the partition and make one  large store of  it.   On the vacant lot  next to them on the east John Johnson  of the Silver King hotel built a capacious store with rooms over it forming  part of his hotel.    The store is now  occupied by Hyde & Titsworth, dealers  in fruit and greengrocery.   The empty  space on the other side of the Silver  King did not remain long vacant, A. O.  Buchanan, who came in from Vernon,  jumped in. and built a store in which  he dispenses groceries.   Just opposite  ������ great change has taken place. There  used to  be  three  little stores all by  themselves in that block.   Mr. George  Neelands to whom they belonged has  now pulled them down aud built up a  fine' building on the site.   But it is at  each end of this block that the most  important changes are being  made.  At the west end, opposite the Bank of  Montreal, Mr. John Elliot has put up  a fine brick building.     The  ground  floor is  occupied   by two, fine stores.  The corner one has been taken by the  Canadian Drug & Book Co., and the  adjoining one by Mr. A. Ferland who  is an oldtimer in British   Columbia,  having followed  the  construction of  the C. P. R. westward from Calgary.  Next  to  this   building  Mr.   Mara is  erecting  another brick block which,  judging from the progress so far made,  W^lk?  the  handsomest  building in  selves far up the hill sides and along  the lake to Bogus town. - The whole  appearance of the town, is changed by  these extensions, with the serviceable  sidewalks and neatly kept gardens.  In the spring of this year Nelson became an incorporated city by means of  a special act which also included Rossland and Grand Forks. At the first  election Mr. Houston was elected  mayor aud Messrs. Fletcher, Dow,  Teetzel, Gilker, Hillyor and Malone,  aldermen. Since, their election thoy  have built'a new bridge across Baker  street gully aud have extended the  sidewalks in many directions. They  have purchased tho old water works  for $5,000 and' are uow bringing in  water from Anderson creok to a uew  reservoir at a much greater height  than the old one. To do "this thoy  have raised a-loan of $50,000 bearing  five per cent, interest at 98, a pretty  good evidence of the solidity of the  town.  No doubt many peoplo on reading  these lines will notice various omissions, but we would ask them to bear  in mind the. impossibility of putting  everything that has occurred in Nelsou  into so short a space. Wo break, off  now (with silver at 55, just half what  it "was when Nelson was founded)  with perfect confidence in tho future  of Kootenay's capital.  CHARLES ST. BARBE.  Nelsou, B. C., 14th Sept., 1897.  A  PASSENGERS   IN   A  TUBE.  Londoner*   Think   They   Have   the   Best  lUpid Transit System.  The failure of the effort to furnish  New York with an acceptable plan of  rapid transit hns drawn renewed attention to the suitability for that purposa  ,of tho Greathead system, now operating  In London. This consists of a circular  car, which travels within a tube running  60 feet under ground. It has been running so successfully for four years that  another line on tho samo principle Is  being constructed. Tho cars can . be  made light as day, the motion is smooth,  and the supply of pure, fresh air Is perfect. Accidents aro made impossible by  automatic appliances. The passengers are  carried up and down to tho stations by  electric elevator. Since tha system has  been In operation thoro havo been no  accidents, and no serious stoppages of  trains.  This system Interferes with all other  kinds of traflic less than any other, and  is Infinitely less costly when, compared  with the accommodation afforded and  the difficulties overcome. Its construction can be carried on -without, tlio  slightest surface disturbance, as it is  clear of water, gas, electricity and sewerage service, subcellars and foundations  of buildings, and whatever It removes Is  replaced by something of greater tensile  and bearing strength. It has the advantage of disturbing no existing rights;  lt haa neither right of way nor damage  compensations to pay for. It has proved  a success from both a financial and an  engineering point of view, and Londoners are convinced that thoy have tho  simplest and best system of rapid transit  in the world.���������Pittsburg Dispatch.  town.    At the east end of the block,  ??���������   Traves   is  building  an enormous  wooden, structure,   which   with  the  large hotel   being   built  by   J. Fred  Hume at the northeast corner of the  same block give Ward" street-quite an  imposing appearance.   Diagonally opposite to Mr. Hume's hotel, the Grand  Central hotel is just finished and open  to  the  public.    Farther along Vernon  street to the westward  tho Lake View-  hotel  stands, also  just completed, "at  the corner of Vernon  and Hall streets.  Coming up the latter we find  another  large hotel 'The Queen's' just finished  at the corner of Baker  street.     There  should be ample  accommodation  now  for Nelson's visitors which tliere  certainly has not been in tho  past.     Between   the   Nelson   hotel   and    Ward  street there is only half a lot  left  vacant    the  range  of   buildings   being  completedrby   Messrs...-..Turner    aud  Boeckh's  large edifice   at  the corner.  Upon   the   other   side   of   this   same  block Mr. Lund has almost rebuilt the  Kootenay hotel  and  next door, at the  corner of Josephine   street A. Macdonald  & Co: of "Winnipeg have built a  huge warehouse, probably  the   largest  iu   the  town.     Two   other'wholesale  firms that were among the new-comers  are Turner, Beeton  &  Co. i who  purchased R.   E.   Lemon's  old  premises,  and   H.    J.    Evans  &  Co. who  have  squeezed  themselves  into  part of the  Carney Block.    About a year ago some  enterprising . individuals    from    the  Northwest put up a soda water factory  iu   Nelson,   just    above    Riesterer's  brewery aud recently  Thorpe  &  Co.,  the   well   known    manufacturers    of  aerated waters at Victoria have put up  a factory on Vernon  street.     Besides  the brick buildings already meutioned  auother  is  being  put  up by Mr. Mc-  Killop on Baker street  nearly opposite  tlie old Hudson's Bay  store.    Further  along the street on the same  side Mr.  Goepel has  built  a  fine  block  while  across  the  way  Mr.   Mara  and   Mr.  Applewhaite  have    continued    Baker  street right up to Kootenay street.     It  would be  impossible within  the  preseut  limits  to describe the new dwelling houses that are  spreading  them-  tct Mc In.  *ord, let me in, tha# I may seo Thee.  I have beon trying too long to judgo  Thee from tho outside. Let mo In. ������I  have asked my soul where is thc sign of  Thy power. I have asked what pood  thero is in being good. I have askod  whnt advantage the righteous have over  the wicked. I havo forgotten that tho  advantage can only bo. seen Inside tlio  door. I have forgotten that the poet may  be threadbare and yet joyous, that tho  painter may bo penniless and yet exultant.    I havo forgotten that the reward of  jrt_is_beauty,._that_the���������rewarfl_of-loving-  Is being loved, that tho   reward   of holf-  ness  is strength in temptation.    I   shall  ���������eo Thy power   within   Thy   holy place;  in Thy light  shall   I   seo   light    Lord,  .Lord, open unto m������. Give me a view  from within. Lot mo look at the outer  grounds from the window of Thy dwelling. Let me gazo on Thy world from  where Thou Thyself art standing. And  I know that the prospect shall bo  changed, tho crooked shall bo mado  straight, and the rough places plain,  and tho glory of tho Lord shall bo revealed.���������Georgo Mathcson.  A Lesson in Temperance.  Some few days' ago a youth who believes ho has tho wisdom of manhood was  out for his daily walk, when he camo to  a villago where he waa unable to find a  refreshment houso.  Belngrather thirsty he began to look  about for somo ono who could direct liim  to one.  Aftor a whlloho came across a littlo  girl of about eight summers minding a  baby. v  "My little girl," ho said, "can you tell  me if there is a bcorshop In this" neighborhood?"  "No, my. littlo man, I cannot," replied  tho little maiden; "but you're a great  deal too young to drink beer, take this  (at the samo time offering him the baby's  feeding bottI������), it will do you a great deal  mora good."  Corn Starch Cake.  One.pound sugar, one-half pound butter, six eggs, beaten' separately; three-  fourths of apound of cornstarch, three  tablesponnfuls of flour; almond flavoring.  Bako in small cups.  The.Troclia.  ���������The word trocha'is of such. frucpiene  occurrence in despatches and news from  Havana that it seems likely in time to  becomo incorporated into the English  speech. An explanation having been  asked of the term, whieh is pronounced  trotsha, with the accent on the- first syllable, "it-may bo stated that originally  it denotes a footpath, pathway or sometimes a short cut. During -the present  Cuban unpleasantness its signification,  has been applied to a fortilied high road.  ���������Xew York Times.  She turned nervously before tho high,  thin mirror, a tall, heavy woman,- with  sleek gray hair. Her gown,was of black  alpaca made in bygone vogue when .  narrow pipings held sway and a lingering fondness for crinolines lurked In full  skirt breadths.  As sho wheeled in critical half circles,  tho girl at her side pulled und patted tho  alpaca folds straight, tho old woman  observing this process of adjustment with  a look of helpless anxietv, hor elbows  lifted.  "I won't know a thing to kit,"  sho argued.  "Oh, mother! don't go to worrying  again. You won't havo anything to say."  He'll do tho talking, You just sit up and  listen. Here's your hemstitched .-handkerchief with the initial. I'd hold it. like  this." Slie drew the stiff linen intofshapc,  holding it at the center with an assumption of carelessness.  A candle on. tlio bureau with its restless brush of flame painted in the oval.  glass a sketchy picturo of the room, tho  cpiling of which lifted like a tent. A spot  of ricli bluo deepened in tlio homespun  bed cover. ��������� Yawning darkly under tlio  low side wall was a littlo hidu-bound  trunk, thc dimensions of which were exactly reproduced in tiie creasos of tlio  alpaca skirt.  "Yoii look mighty nice," aiid the girl,  stepping away, her hand judiciously  poised on her hips. She was young,'with  a peachy faco in round cheeks of whicli  certain little dimples were furtively  tucked. Her hair, of the faint brown  which is shot with silvery reflections, was  coiled awkwardly, as if it had only  lately Ixicn coiled at all, and still yearned  to lie in the banging braids of childhood.  "I hope my collar . is even," reflected  the other woman.  "It isn't that I care for myself, Lizzie. .  I ain't cared to dress since���������your father  went away. I wouldn't think it looked  just right. But William's maw is ralo  dressy. I saw her onco at church. And  so I want to 'pear just as I know haw. -  Only I do hope I'll nover hev to go  through any such doin's again 1 I do so."  The girl slipped out. a low gurgle- of  laughter. .>  ' "I don't reckon you will," sho said,  "seeing 'Im tlie only daughter you got.  I don't look to be asked for more than  once. Hush! Oh, mother, there's him  knocking right now I"  "You better go to the door. Give ma  the candle. I'll light you down."  Tho old woman, seeming to gather  resolution of despair, stepped heavily on  the first step of the narrow stair: Lizzio ���������  held the flaring taper aloft with a shaking hand. Suddenly she caught her  mother's sleeve. -  "Don't say much about father. Will  knows he ain't here." Sho hung breathless in the shadow of the staircase, listenr  ing to tho little bustle of entrance just  Ixilow. A young wail's voico stammered  out a 'greeting.  "Right cold night," he said. "Reckon  we're going to . have real Christinas  weather by next week.''  Lizzie, hanging ngainst the deal ca.v  ing, heard the sitting-room door shut."  From within a low murmur of talk  came. The girl, wild-eyed and flushing,  crept down the-steep stairs, slipping into  a room across the bit of entry.  A young fellow'whose boyish; face reduplicated in a less delicate tone horown  pink and white tints glanced up from, a  book.  "Keep calm, Liraie," ho said tcasing-  ly. "You look excited. I reckon mother ���������  will say yes. You told her to say yes,  didn't you? I expect she'll be easy," on  him���������a nice young man liko Will Haley.  Only thing is sho may forget what you  told her���������" ho drew up," warned by "the  tremor of his sister' lip that this "heart-  stirring moment wns not a time for jest.  It occurred to him for tho flrst timo  how little she must be to him in the future, this pretty sister, of his, -whoso  ways were appointing in the, room across  jthelluill,.  The Miner Huiscd the Hid.  Barney Barnato was once playing  Jacob McClosky in the "Octoroon" at  the Kimberly Theater Royal, and had  just come to the climax where he offers  ������5,000 for the girl at the slave auction.  The audience was worked to a high' pitch  of enthusiasm, andiioneof them to a great  deal beyond it, for he, swarthy gold  miner that he was, leaped up Iu the pit  and shouted: "By thundor, I'll go  s/xl"  "I'll hate to see you marry, Liz I".ho  exclaimed. And mother���������it'll be awful  hard for her. She's only got us two. And  she's had a fearful lot to put up with.  Father���������"  "Sho wouldn't like to have you breathe  a word against him, Ed." She started a.s  she spoke. Her mother was pushing at  the door. She camo lu groping a little.  ��������� "Go, .Lizzie," sho said, in a labored  voice. "I'll give you to him. ' He���������lie's  po'ful fond o' you; He'll mako yoii a  good man."  And as tho girl flung .toward her impulsively, sho made but to smile. "Don't  you mind me, daughter. He's, waitin' on  you���������goon.". Shutting the door upou  the girl, she sat down heavily.  "Don't feel so had,- mammy!" cried  the young man. "There's no nicer fellow'  anywhere, than Will. " Well fixed and all.  He could havo had liis pick. He's never  had eyes for any ono else but Liz since  he settled here a yew back. .She's as  sweet as a pink, but, mother, we've got  nothing. And then folks remember���������  well, you know father, oftentimes���������"  The woman at the hearih listens with  a quivering chin.       Q  "I'm not saying a word   against  him,  mother.'.'-  "Don't you, Eddio!"  "I ain't, mother."  "Because I���������Eddie, he had his faults,  but he was rale good-hearted . when he  was himself." The soil set his lips.    .'  "And since he went off I've often studied 'that maybe I wasn't ns patient as I  ought to have been. I wake up nights  and get to studying over "us being corn-  f "terble���������you with a good placo in tho  store and Lizzio to "many well���������when  maybe he's 'out a roof to his head! it has ���������  been three years sinco ho left���������I reckon -  he's aged a heap."-  There was a high wind rioting "outside,-,  muttering contempt upon the lowO roofs  of the village, and communing in sharper  notes with the stripped tree tops. It had  an almost human accent, varying from a  wild cry to the confused murmuring of  a feverish tongue. The sounds of it gave  a strange significance" to the woman's  words. Ed's faco took a somlxjr cast.  His father's .figure recurred" to him,  clothed for the once in some thin shroud'-  of sentiment. Practically reviewed, it ���������  was the figure of a man who, in deserting his family,had conferred on it a deep  and lasting good. A tall man, as his son  remembered him, with a rollicking air  in his long, gray moustaches, a disreputable uncertainty in the texture of his  slouched hat, and a varying thickness in  his voice.  His son recalled the night of the old  man's departure. There had been a  stormy scene. Unable to wring tribute  from h}s wife's empty purse, the master  of the house had strongly expressed a lack  of satisfaction in his family ties.   He had ���������  7������m  w.1  SSI  ;t-f  :~~.-fm  "���������*1  ���������14BB"*  ������ -' THE MINER.NELSON.- B.-C, SATURDAY, OCT. 9> 1897.  itfgXBH jMf i'ftT--' -iii1  ewuug himself over the threshold, declaring an Intention of leaving forever a family'so unworthy a father's devotion. The  fatally itself believed t!ie"cal:n'which foi- -  lowed liis goiug would be as Heeling as  the odor of rve which, hung ui.on his  menace. But as days lengthened and no  stuinbling'foot'soundod iiftor night' upon  the' doior step, it bi-g.iu to feem as if thc  old "man's threat'had not been merely a  tactical device.  Tlie human .growths lie "has t ramped  oil began'to" lift themselves, daring to  freshen in the sunshine. But they never  put into overtshapo tlie satisfaction which  enlivened' thom.  "Maybe if I'd l>een different to what T  was'���������niove stern-like and pushing���������your  father wouldn't ever hev give way to  drink," breathed Mrs. Hicks, staring into  the lire.  "No ono could have been any kinder  than you was, mother."  "I was rale short to him tlie night ho  went, Ed. You said some things, too,  tlmt���������:oh, dear! I ain't resigned lo think  maybe he's cold and hungry!"  Ed. pocketed his hands with a sudden  sense of gloom.  It was not a pleasant fancy. He hated  to think even a stranger's dog might be  abroad on a night when black skies  housed a howling wind and barren trees  wrung their empty hands to the stress of  it.  In spite, of himself he seemed to see a  leaning old shape buffeted by "that raw  sweep. Its gray beard mocked by bleak  Kusts. The cheer of the rag-carpeted  kitchen upon which u series of dark pictures came aud went, pictures always of  the same aged figure, bent with a burden  of shameful yoars. lt stretched out feeble  hands, begging bread of u hard-faced  fiirer in n city way. It crouched for  shelter iri some noisome door. It looked  froiii prison bars, it slept iu hedges,  always with tho peculiar pathos upon  If of- sins' long past and bitterly atoned.  Lizzie's soft laugh rang out in the hall.  There was a whispering. She was bidding lier lover good night.  Ed. sat with his head in his hands. His  mother'stared into thc lire with a gray  face. c  "Will's going to eat Christmas   dinuer  with us!" cried Lizzie, bursting into the-  room.    "Why���������why,   what's   tho matter  with you two?"  "We just happened to get talking about  father. I wish I knew where he is,"  explained Ed., striking away the somber  panorama from his disliking eyes.  But somehow - tho voiceless actor In  these dramas of woo had a peculiar Instance.    He was not to be banished.  Measuring muslins in thc store next  day Ed. Hicks was constantly sensible of  a miserable presence, which went through  ���������tiie piteous enactment of the night before.  - "Perhaps he's dead!" surmised the  young man: "Dead���������huddled under the  clods of a pauper's grave.'' The idea,  carrying a weight of. compunction, ringed  a new glory round old Hick's brow. "I  wish to the Lord I hadn't spoke to him  like I did the night he left," mused his  son.  On Christmas eve Lizzie had gone tp  some neighborhood festival with hor  lover. Ed. coming in late from the store  was hanging his overcoat behind the  door. His mother stood shaking a dipper-  fiil of corn over the blaze.  " "You set right down and eat this  while it is hot, Eddio. I never see corn  pop like it does���������white as cotton."  ,JEd. stretched bis hands over the stove,  watching.thc leap of the corn flakes.  airs. Hicks bent a   glance   of   inquiry  toward the house front.  .""That wasn't a step, was It?"    she debated.  .  A rap thundered upon the door panel.  "Some of the boys,," said Ed. "I half-  promised to look in on the candy pulling  at Howe's to-night. Reckon they've como  to���������" he flung the door wide.  It disclosed a parallelogram of snow-  white earth, rippling along its upper  part with star-facetted gray sky. A baro  sapling at the gate, the glow of a Christ-  .111:1s tree in a window over thc way. its  branches specked with fire and gaudy  with tinsel, the ring and clamor of a  sleigh full of young folk passing in the  street���������all this made an indefinite settling of the figure on the step.  ..���������;it-was- not a ^-bowed,^-wretched_flgure_  with hollow eyes aiid blowing strands of  ashen hair. It was mean enough, in its  ragged clothes, a limp hat jammed over  its brow, but despite these signs of fallen  fortunes it stood upright and rotund, the  mottled red of its puffy cheeks reaching  out and rimming its heavy nose iu scar-  , let.  In thc hanging, bibulous moustaches  hung the old Bohemian air. Tlio eyes  rollicked. The unsteady knees had something jaunty in their advance.  ��������� The prodigal had come home. He entered the house with a step of amiable  assurance, anticipating - tlie fatted calf  .with a tolerant nostril. He had doffed  the willows of exile for holiday green  'and his maimer was tlmt of one who  realizes a certain delight in forgiveness.  "Yes, I'm back," he conceded, making  himself at ease in tlie rocking chair.  "This time of year a fellow feels like he  owed something to his family, even if  they ain't treated hini just straight. I  never was a man to cherish ill-feelings.  Forgive and forget"'is my motto. Well,  Ed. you're a big- boy. Looking Una.  ��������� "Whar's Lizzie? Cute little trick, tliat!  Heh? 'gone out.' Well, I'll he here when  she conies in. A man's place is with his  folks. I'm going to bury bygones."  His., wife,    brewing   tea,    holding   up  lrread to toast,   was moved with anguish  <-that her heart had given   no other, token  of J03- arid gratitude   than   might be encompassed in a cold sinking.  The prodigal, unaffected hy the silence,  the spasmodic remarks, the flushings and  palings of tiie two who plied him with .  remorseful attentions, rambled "cheerfully  .on. At 13 of the clock he announced  himself "dead on his feet" and ready for  -bed. ' '     ������  Just on the stroke Lizzie came; calling  'out some word to young Haley as he shut  the gate.    -  She came in, all tho pretty color going  swifty from her cheeks, all the frosty  brightness quenched in her eyes at sight  of tho #uissy figure greeting lier in a  "jovi::l tone as daughter.  The three people who were left in the  room when the new comer had yawned  himself off to bed, stood dumbly looking  -at and away from each other. Lizzie's  face, white as a white rose just unhooded,  struggled "with tears.    ,  "Will '11 be here all day to-morrow,"  she breathed. "He���������he's never seen  father." Ed. wheeled round, holding his  lips in. Their mother, enfolding thein in  ������ look of prophetic love, saw what shame,  what possible discomfiture and ruin lay  for them in the dark facft of the future.  Her lips trembled and tho water stood  in her eyes.  "It's late," she said. "Let us remember all we got to  be grateful   for.   Tour  lither uin'fc sick,   or   in   want   or dead:  He's come homo."  But there was no prayer in her heart'  ns slie lay at Lizzie's side, listening to  the girl's uneven, sighing breath. Whon  she woke in the'morning it was with a  reuse of surprise that sho had ^ipt even  h little, had been iibl; for an hour or two  to bind slumber upon lior paining eyes.  It was a full day.    Lizzie   was already  up av.d gone down stairs.  Across tho panes a snow heaped beech-  branch contorted   itself   like   a   stem of  Behind   it she saw a blank  THE  BIRDS DO THUS.  I slept all tiny.   Tho birds do thus  That ship awhile at ovc for us.  To have you soon I gave away,  Veil satisfied to frivo, a day.  Liio's not so short I caro to keep  The unhappy days.   I cIioobo to sleep.  ���������II. L. Frosh in Independent.  rough coral  sky which seemed to her to wear tho very  look sho felt her   face   assuming, a look  that must hide all hint of doubt and fear.  Sho   got up with   faltering   knees.    It  was Christmas day, when the measure of  i joy is full, so full that even the wretched  j of earth may wet their lips at its flowing  brim.    Slie went down1  stairs.    They appeared strangely steep,   a  venturous   descent for one whoso eye took a suggestion  of unreality from their veiy slope.  Lizzie was setting the table. Her lashes  glinted up a morning glance as her  mother unlatched tho door. Then she  averted thein quickly, with a look at her  brother.  "Your father ain't up?" said Mr*.  Hicks feebly, nearing the stove. "Make  the coffee strong, Li:;zie. He likes it  strong.''  "Mother," said Ed. suddenly. "I���������I  hate to tell you!���������spoiling' your Christmas! but���������he'sgone, father has���������"  "Gone?"'  "Yes'm."  "Oh just out som'ew! He'll Le in  agaiust coffee boils."  She broke off, shaking, searching lis  faco for contradiction.  "No, mammy. He won't be back. He's  ���������well, he's taken my overcoat���������an-l sov-  ei-il littlo things of mine���������of course he's  welcome to 'em���������but he's gone for good;"  His voice rang with a stifled joy.  Lizzie's eyes beamed under their covert  lashes. In har..mother's countenance'  struggled.a feeling that broke at the lips  In a short sob.  There was a moment's silence, a moment in which" Mrs! Hicks let Imr eyefl  shine with tlie wild brightness which like  some minister of gr.\co, the prodigal had  left in his train.  His wife looked at.her children. Something iu her glance seemed to be.; them,  to disbelieve tlie rapture she could not  banish from her face.  "We'll have to comfort each other,"  she said.  .������.      ���������   '-  DANCING   BIRDS.  Tli'ey Live in" Soutlirrn Brazil and Dance  Hornpipe*.  In Southern Brazil is'a little bird that  comes as near to holding a regular ������ir-  kcy "hoc-down"���������a minstrel song and  dance���������as it is possible for birds to do.  It is allied the "dancing bird" by tlie  natives. It is a tiny blue bird with a .red  crest. Mornings and evenings the little'  fellows gather in ������ group of a score or  so on a smooth, sandy, or gravelly spot,  or at least a spot that is free from grass  or any obstruction. Then one. of :the  males tlies to a twig somewhere overhead,  and begins singing in thc jollicst jig-  voice imaginable; "and immediately tv.e  birds begin to step in perfect timo wiih  thc song, and twitter an accompaniment,  and moro than that, move their wings in  time with the music as they step   about.  Akin to this dance is one where there  is but a single dancer on the floor at- a  time. Thc bird is known as thc rupicola  or cock of. the rock, also a Brazil bird.  Like thc little blue bird, it selects a  smooth, hard floor as its dancing place,  and there must bo plenty of bushes  about, for it docs not seem to like spectators.  About this kind of platform the birds  gather, some on thc ground and some on  thc bush.  Then all sing, except one,-.who gets  into the center of- the floor, and there  leaps and gyrates in a most comical fashion until exhausted, then he staggers off;  but another instantly takes his place ami  repeats his performance; and so they go  on, if undisturbed, till everyone of them  has had his fling.  cjiiimntuiiis.  ���������Only���������recently���������have��������� chipmunks-becn-  classed as game and appeared in the  markets. Thoy have sprung at once into  popularity, und the demand is at present  considerably greater than the supply.  Epiucures declare that they nre far superior-to any -other variety .of squirrel,  and that, cooked like terrapin, they even  come-near equaling that dainty.  Chipmunks are not protected by thc  game law, but they aro not. in good condition for shooting before> the middle of  .September or thc 1st of October.-? Later,  when tlie nuts begin to .ripen, they become finer in flavor and bring high prices  in the markets. Hunting these lively  little fellows is by no means easy. Find  ut with a shotgun from a distance of -0  yards they will (.lodge the - charge. Only  rillo hunting is productive of a .full bag.  A -22-cjiliber magazine arm is the best."  Professional hunters-who make a specialty of this game use-'air guns of extra  power, carrying a BB bullet. The advantage of this arm is the absence of noise.  Chipmunks-may be cooked in many  ways. When two-thirds grown they ;.re  best.grilled fricasseed like frogs. When  older they may bo fried a Ia Maryland.  One well-known chSf recommends that  they bo cut in small pieces and used as a  substitute for terrapin. Chipmunks bring  from ,20 to 30 cents a" pair, ��������� according to  size. Most of those used in Xew York aie  shipped from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maine. Some como from New  Jersey and Long Island, and a few from  Missouri. The full-grown skla, - dry  tanned, is worth from six to eight cents  in the fur market.  POISON LOYE.  It was siesta at tha mine of La Esperanto. Andrea was pruning her calico flounce!  preparatory ta a stroll past the ofllces, ostensibly to take somo drawn work tothe  much bored wife-of the manager, but���������  will, Andrea wus both a coquette nnd had  I musical lnugli by the grace of God, for  If thoi-o talents aro not heaven sent Itis  hupclcs3 to attempt to graft them.  lc was very warm und the air wns shimmering before Jimmy Avery's eyes as he  camo out of thc cool dusk of the big ndobe.  room and stood looking.up the slope Andrea wus coming down. Thero waa a.groat  humming of yellow jackets around u heap  of red tuna skins. Once Jimmy Avery was  Innocent, geed nnd young. That ho was  nny of the three now wns doubtful.' Vet  ���������lie was much youngerthnn he looked, and  possil.iy his face was more weak .than .evil.  It was still u handsome fane, though the  fiery Mexican liquors had burnt it a dull  red. Ho was puffy under his eyes, nnd  hiii eyes wero clouded.  Amirca's flounce struck the little blood  red pile uf skins rotting in the sun. In a  mcir.eiit'she was thc center or the fiercely  buzzing insects. Ono stung her on the  neck,.und site ran crying to the secretary,  whom she saw In front of theoflico rolling  his cigarette nnd staring up the red clay  road ut her.  Tho yellow jackets went back to their  -feast, nnd.thc young secretary led in the.  peon-woman, and placing her in his big  "leather chair���������she had never sat on a chair  before���������rubbed the swollen bite on her  round, brown throat with ammonia, soothing her tenderly, for Jimmy Avery wns  tender to ull women until they crossed  liim. Then his savaReness and brutality  were such as to make a mere ordinary  man who- knew nothing of tenderneu  btuud aghast.  Andrea's blnck eyes were very full and'  lustrous with thc Mexican sun in their  dusky depths, and there was a dimple nt  the cor nor of her- poppy red mouth.  "J never see you in Leon," be said to  her. "Sometimes I go. Why do you never?  There's lots of'music and tho paseo. This  is a lonely .placo for u pretty woman."  "Andrea hung lier hond ��������� apd twisted her  fingers together. Jimmy lu some dUgust  nt her stupidity signed for her to go, und  settled himself buck to the slumber that  liud been broken by the clear vibrations of  her pretty laugh.  That evening Andrea sat on the mud  floor, sullenly stirring the olla podrlda  HimiiKTing over the fire of stloks in the  corner. It is not good for one's temper to  sit on a soft, leather chair in the afternoon  and come homo to sit on a mud floor, to  listen to praises of one's benuty there and  hero to the nuked, brown baby, crying and  crying ou Its heap of rags by the wall.  When Limpy apponred in the low doorway, he knew by tho bock of Andrea's  head there was u storm brewing, Limpy  wus tho llmplador���������engine cleaner and  night wutchman. He wus also limpy by  nuturo, drugging one foot heavily after  him. .  ���������'  Andrea cast a look of scorn upon bim  ns he knelt, by tho rags trying to quiet thc  bu by���������he was so black and so dirty. He had  had smallpox, and each pit was brimming  with dirt. He wns fairly coated, clothe*  and ull, with coal dust and - grease.' H������  had a wide mouthed, friendly grin, and  good tiers shone troivr* every line of hif  homely faco. The men all loved Limpy,  und they said of him, "He's white inside  anyway." "'  It wns after the scanty meal had been  eaten thnt the loworing clouds broke.  Limpy listened in. patient amazement  while tho Spaniih rnttled round hll ears  like hailstones on a tin roof.  "But why do you want to go to Leon?  The baby is here, arid I am hero, and"���������  "You and tho baby!" And Andrea crlbd  and tore ut her rebozo with her sharp,  -white-teeth;-  A C'riiSKclc of Courtesy.  William W. Clay of Chicago has started  a crusade   of courtesy by issuing  the following circular: "Tho co-operation of thc  men of Chicago is earnestly   solicited. in  a crusade of courtesy.     The tendency of  men and boys to retain   seats   in   public  conveyances while women and   girls   are  compelled   to   stand is   growing   to such  an extent that "even thc   presence   of elderly and feeble'women is gradually being  ignored.     It is' "believed that thc attention  of tlio average man need only   be   called  to this state of affairs   to   impel   his aid  in eradicating this "growing and humiliating evil. It is   also   believed   that due  courtesy shown'to women iu this respect,  I regardless of age   or "personality,   will be  : elevating   in   its   effect    upon' meu   in  ; broader   channels   than   mere  street car  1 conduct."  l'orirtorous AH::<2.  "Weight," said the summer lecturer,  "is in direct proportion to destiny."  "My!" snid the summer girl, "what  a weighty mind Chollic Spindlctop must  have!".  She used the same arguments that Ev������  probably used. She was not feeling well,  slie.needed a chango, and there was no w-  cicty und no amusement for her���������all women say the same, indifferent languages perhaps. l  'When your wages are $11 a month and  ;orn is C cents a pound, it is bard having  ������ wifo who pines for u change. Limpy put  It to her fairly und squarely..There wera  tho pigs nt Murfii, where his brother waa  tending them. -If sho went to Leon, tha  pigs would bo on short rations, and already  tho corn doled out was not keeping pace  with the appetites of the unfortunate  ���������Wine.  Andrea decided, us was to be expected,  against the pigs. Faithful, honest Limpy  faltered wheu he thought of tliem, for the  pigs wero tho core of his heart. But An?  drou wus his God.    So let tho pigs starve  Tho day Andrea went to Leon in the old  [liligonco wus nn eventful one. The women  guthcrcd in little groups and put their  heads togethor, whispering of her warily,  for Andrea's temper wns notable. She wai  a burro, they said, und her mother was a  burro, uud hor grandmother, nnd also wero  thoy pigs to tho third and fourth generation. And their wrath hnd foundation,  for when in tho memory of man had ���������  peon woman traveled to Leon by coach? A  woman with feet. There were much fluttering of. rebozo nnd silvery chiming of  laughter, and ut lust the old coach rumbled  away down the winding mountain road,  and out of therudiant bluo air xippled Andrea's luugh.  That night nt dinner Mrs. Orton looked  tlio young secretary full between tbe eyes  after her wont and said very softly: "I  saw that pretty Andrea starting off on the  coacli today. Did you ever' notice her, Mr.  Avery?"  Jimmy helped himself to some vile compound or other from the big silver dish the  mozo was holding. "Yes���������that is, no���������  which one do.you mean?"  "I take very littlo stock in that wife of  tho night watchman's," said the manager,  a ponderous, heavy footed man, with n  large, benevolent manner, very trying to  Same people's uerves. "I was witness to a  mostuniuotherly action on her part"  Jimmy looked bored. What were tbe  pelade to him? So he paid scant attention  Whilo Mr. Orton spun a woeful yarn of  Andrea's carelessly dropping the baby  among the burros us they came Into the  narrow dellie above the camp, laden with  tho long leather sacks of ore. How tbe  baby escaped, if it ever did, was more than  Jimmy could havo told you. But he could  have tuld you that Beatrice Orton bad a  half opened scarlet hibiscus in her blond  hair.  Wonderful stories of Andrea's doings in  Leon-were wafted back to tho camp���������that  I  ���������ha bad been seen witb a red ribbon Ittfc.  hair; that she had pawned the pigs. One*  an incredible tolo came, brought apparently by the birds of the air. It was that Andrea had been seen' walking one evening  in the jardin arm in arm with.a "gringo."  But it wai sadly true ihe had pawned the.  pigs.  Pawned the pigs! The interest and  weekly rations of corn were moro than  Limpy could pay. To think of losing  thoso beautiful porker*.  It was learned one day, to tbe Intense  excitement of the camp, that Limpy was  contemplating a bath, which, of course,  portended, In the minds of the goulps, a  visit to Leon, and, it was hoped, a dressing down of Andrea.  Tho momentous affair was over. Ger-  trudis had washed his olotho* while it was  in progress and - a . brand new Limpy,  clothed, but hardly in his right mind, set  forth for Leon. He felt lt glory and expense enough for Andrea to ride there, and  so had cheerfilly made ready to walk, for  it is but 60 kilometer! and. downhill all  tbe way.  But coining baok.li nnother talo. So it  was a question whether it wai the long  uphill pull the next, night that had graven'  Limpy's.face with those lines of pain.  One afternoon, having received - their  monthly pay, the mon were deep in a game  of monte, sitting on the ground In front  of Limpy's mud hut. Limpy himself wai  lying ou his stomach watering witb listless eyei. Suddenly he heard. over his  head Andrea's happy laugh and the baby  was plumped down on hii back. He arose  and handed the baby back, with. as much  ���������corn ai hii good, honest, ugly, face could  show.  She had come for money, which, to her  surprise, Limpy wai unwilling to give.  True, thlngi had boen a little awkward  when he paid the unexpected visit to Leon,  but that wai hii own fault. If he had sent  word he wae coming, everything would  have'been agreeable. She was hardly.prepared for Limpy's attitude. Hewni done  with her. He would take the baby, aud  she muit go away, and not one centavo  ���������houldshe have,  Andrea did not despair. It wai something to have the baby off her bands, and  ���������he was not counting entirely upon Limpy.  A big golden moon was ilowly tailing  from' behind-a black peak when the secretary, who was dressing for dinner, heard a.  knock at the door. He wai astonished and  annoyed on answering to find Andrea. He  itepped out with her in the ebon shadow  of a inesqulte tree. Flattering himself on  making short work of her, he turned, with  the lust harsh lentonciou his lips, to look  ���������traight into Beatrice Orton's face,  "Was there ever such luck?" he groaned  M be closed the door. "What wai I laying? Something about my salary would  not permit of my lupporting half the peon  women of Mexico. Good God I And what  mado we say aba had more now than the  others? The only woman on earth I could  ever care for to bear thnt!"  If Jimmy had laid tho only woman on  aarth he ever tried to flirt with and failed,  ho would have beeu hearer the murk. Ou  cowing to La Espernnza he had noted wi.th  Interest the disparity in the age* of tho  manager and hii wifa But she had treated him with the most discouraging coolnesi  and kindness.  Tbe moonlight wai flooding tbe patio  and corral, leaving0 the portalcs in deep  ���������lutdow. Dinner wai over, and the two  men hadbenu smoking their cigars under  the portalea, but now Mr. Orton bad fallen  asleep in the broad Mexican hammock  huug in the jasmine arbor.  Mrs. Orton had taken Jimmy'i bat, of  ��������� fashion unknown to the camp before hl|  arrivul, and tripping down to the arbor  placed it over her slumbering lord's face,  for fear, sho explained to Jimmy, a itray  moonbeam might shine In. his faco and  make blin loco. There wai distinct coquetry in her glance and laugh.    -  Hope wns begiucing to revive a trifle In  Mr. A very'* bosom. He had thrown away  bis cigar, and waa considering, with mul-  lice aforethought, thc white band resting  so temptingly near wheu there wai beard  the sound of an excited voice.  Mrs. Orton went to meet the tall, white  figure which appeared In the palm lined corridor. A sentence or two were exchanged,  a bit of which Jimmy caught. Then Mrs.  Orton pointed toward the arbor at the far  end of the patio, and Andrea, with let  fu������es ran dowu the loug path leading to it.-  " Confound It all. What doss ibe think  tb gain by having me discharged, with old  Orton such a prig, of course"���������  . There waa a flutter of lacei before blin,  round ariua. about hiin and a soft mouth  ou hii. Waa the world coining to an end?  Beatrice Orton's voice wai laying: "You  do love ine?   Oh, lay you do!"  "Why, I adore you!" And be threw his  arm about her, but be kept an anxious eye  upon tbe arbor, and bis arm grew limp In  .spite of hlmaelf.,  "I told her you were.in.the hummock.  Oh, Jimmy, aha litis-a long, sharp knife!  Do you think she will kill him?" ibe whispered. ,  Jimmy ihook her off aa ho would a scorpion. "Orton! Orton!" he called loudly  as ha rose to hii -feet. "For God'a sake,  wake up, Orton!"  Mr. Orton threw tbe secretary'! hat  from hii face, and with a tense of being  somewhat rudely disturbed sat up iu the  hammock. Over bim bent a wild eyed  woman.  Mr. .Orton, being the most proiaia of  men, noted nothing wrong, failing utterly  to see the sinister looking knife half concealed by the folds of her rebozo.  "My good creature," be said testily,  "modulate your voice when you cull me.  I wus not asleep���������merely reflecting."  Then this rofloctlve gentleman rolled out  of tbe - hammock and toddled out in tbe  moonlight. Jimmy Avery was lociug for  life down between the red roses, and Mrs.  Orton sat shivering and sobbing under the  portalei. "It's nothing,. Avery," called  Mr Orton benevolently. "Some one of  the servants thought I wai ailoep. I must  say she has a voice like a fog horn. "  Blessed is he who perceiveth nothing, for  his days shall end in peace. Jimmy Avery  looked in the glass when he reached his  room, looked at his haggard eyes arid his  lined face and repeated aloud a quotation  that had struck bis fancy in some long  forgotten book," Whoso takes a love not  lawfully hia own gathers a flower with  poison on its petals." And Beatrice  writhed all night and cried to heaven to  witness the most wretched woman alive.  And all because she hnd found the puth to  hell as stony and steep as others' the road  o high heavon.  Andrea that night drank -pulque,'and  stumbling as she weDt down the mountain  road to Leon fell by the wayside and slept  till morning. She lives to tbis day in Leon  ���������has painted cheeks nnd is called "the  nina with tbe songlike laugh."  And Limpy���������dear, patient Limpy! He  lost three reals out of his wages tbat night.  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BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.     -������  h. m. mcgbegor. e. j. coyle,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Xelson. - l''     I>ist. Pass. Agt. Vancouver THE MINER, NELSON B< C, SATUfcDAV, OCT. 9/1897.  MARVELOUS CLEAN-UP.  [FORTUNES  MADE  IN A DAT  ON  THE KLONDIKE.  [One   lucky  'Miner    Takes    Out  Twculy  Tlioiignml  Dollars   In   Twenty  Hour*'   Work.  is nothing tn see -'a,horse loaded down  with gold going to Dawson city. It>is a  great sight to witness. Once in'a man's  lifetime be will get to see a sight like  this. But a man hna to earn what be gets  here, no matter how much."���������Spokesman  Review.  A. A. Brewclt, of Spokane, has received  I a letter from his brother, Herbert Brew-  [ett, formerly of Tacoma, who is now lo-  Icated in a rich camp ot the Klondike, 20  [miles from Dawson City. The letter was  I written August 5 and contains much that  lis new.   Mr. Brewett says in part:  "It will soon be five months since I  [left Tacoma, and I have not had a word  [from any one in that time. . It seems like  [years' instead of months. Judd gets  I letters all the time. He got letters that  [bad only been three. weeks nnd a few  pays on the road.. I have been down to  |tbe city many times to see if there was  jno mail for me, but it was of no use. It  lis 20 miles from here to Dawson City, and  lit takes two days tb go and ciine. While  ��������� the boats are running ynu could send me  la few papers, but by the time you get  [this the only way you can send any pa-  [pers is to seal them in envelopes like a  lletter.  "I have not done very much work for  [any one but myself., as yet. It. takes a  [long time ,and work almost night and  [day to get settled for winter. It will cost  [81,200 for our winter supplies with what  Iwe have from Seattle, but it does not  ���������take long to earn that wben we are set-  Itled. Fifteen dollars a day is what each  [man gets that is working, and he don't  lhave to work any longer than to get a  Igrubstake for wiuter, which is 33 days���������  ���������that is what most every one figures on.  (Fifteen dollars u day soon counts up, but  ���������when you count the time it takes to set  ���������in here, it don't figure so high. You have  [to pack all your grub on yonr back for  lover twenty miles, and I can tell you,  [by the time you have made four or five  [trips you.commence to think you earn all  Iyou can get in this country. Judd and  [Grant .are working getting out grubstakes, while I am cutting logs for a  ���������cabin and wood for the winter.  ��������� "We have a lay of 4.0" feet on Uly ,Gas-  I'ford's claim. ��������� Gasford is a barber. You  I will know him;  he had a shop on llth  I street, near George's old shop, in Tacoma.  II said a lay; that is what they call it here.  I It is a lease.   He let all of his claims out  that way. You get half of what you take  out. So .far it is a fair claim and I have  uo doubt in my mind that we will make  good wages this winter. Uly Gasford  will have a big sack next fall. It would  uot surprise ine if he came out with  15100,000. - "��������� p  A REMARKABLE iCDEAN-Ul'.  "It will be a year oa the loth of this  j month since this place was discovered.  Think I AVe only missed it a few months.  Some of tbe claims are the richest that  ever were known. Yesterday a man by  the name of McDonald cleaned up in 20  hours, with only one man shoveling in  the boxes, 100 pounds of the pure stuff,  about $20,000. ,   J  "Lots of claims are putting out 810,000  ii day, and are only working from tive to  "10 men: "Aman'thatis only making $15"  a day is like a man on the outside get-  . ting a dollar a day.  "I don't know how long this will last.  j We expect next spring that so many will  come in here that wages will go down to  $10 a day. I would like to see Albert,  I Tom and Jim here, and.that they did not  [have to go through what I had in coming  [in here. Many a man went back before  [he got to the summit. He thought then  [he had seen it all, but he only saw a very  [small part of it. * .* * The ground  [has to be very rich here to pay to work,  [as it has all to be burned before you can  |put a pick' into it. If you want to hire'  [your packing doue, it only costs 48 cents  la pound. That makes a sack of sugar  [worth here 865, and everything else in  [proportion..  WINTER COMING  ON.  "We had frost two weeks ago, but the  Iweather is very fair yet. Most all the  [people that came in this year are figuring  Ion going out next spring. I think I shall  ���������try to come home'after we wash out our  |dump; anyhow, that is my intention.  >-"Talk about women making  money I  lyou should have seen the sights here.  |Women are making $15 to $30 a day  cashing and sewing.   No   matter what  you do as long as yon are working, yon  are making good money.    Talk about  Ithe days of '49; they aren't in it. Meat SI  la pound and sold as high as that, bnt  |now it is only 75 cents a pound.    If I  lad brougbt two horses I could have  |made"$3000 with them.     But  mining  3eats all trading if you can get a good  piece of ground.' -  "The largest pan of dirt was taken out  few days ago.    It had SlOOO'in   it.  lAIany a pan has been taken ont with ������200  |!o $800.   I myself panned ont $30 in one  pan of dirt.      A .pan holds ��������� about two  (shovelfuls.   ~No matter where yon  dig  j.'ou can get gold.   On top of the mountains tbey. find it, bnt not   in  paying  Quantities. . Between 35 and 10 miles of  jrood paying claims are located here.   If  [ny  one thinks he can come here to bny  vith small capital he is badly fooled,  twenty to fifty thousand dollars is what  jou can expect they will ask for their  [laims and that in spot cash.   No notes  to here, or anything else bnt money.   It  Evening; IM-ess In n Street tar  He swung aboard a Walnut Hills night  car at Fifth street, and. was evidently  angry nt having had a long wait, for he  complained iu audible tones about tired  meu having to wait on street corners.  Wheii he stepped inside and saw every  seat taken a disappointed look came over  his face, aud he grabbed for a strap with  a deep growl. Luck was coming bis way,  however, for nt eighth street n man near  the door got out, nnd the tired man sank  into his place with a sigh of relief. The  car then proceeded to the opposite Bide  of the street and stopped to take on a  man and a woman. The passengers look  ed up curiously at seeing a couple in full  dress climb aboard. A pale blue silk  dress, low cut, and with short sleeves,  adorned the woman, and* ber escort was  gotten up in immaculate dress toga. The  man was very gallant, and looked about  for a seat for the woman, even trying to-  make some ladies sit closer in order to  make room. When this failed he approached the tired man who had got on  at Fifth street and asked him if he would  have any objection to giving up his seat.  The other looked up in amazement, and  said in a decided way that he did object.  The man theu said:  "I think it is very mean of you to allow  a lady to stand in a car.".  Quick as a flash the tired man burst  out:    .  "I think it's damn mean of you tb  make her ride iu a street car iu that  dress."  Roars of laughter from the passengers  followed. The couple alighted at the  next street, and the tired man once more  sank into repose.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  EUROPEANS  DEINK  E1HEB-  Huckleberry requests ua to say that he is  at the Gait House with his bride; that he  is a prominent member of the legislature  of Indiana, and that he himself, personally, cares nothing for newspaper notoriety, but that a society note' would be  highly gratifying to Mrs. Huckleberry.  He added:that; he wanted fifty copies:ot  the paper for distribution fo his constituents.���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  Church of England'. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and, 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. in.  . ���������" Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and. 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Church. Corner Silica  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.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Church. . Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30. to-8.00 p. m.  Baptist Church.���������Services morning  and evening at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at8  p. m. Meetings are held in the school  house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.  Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.  Physicians Alarmed nt the Popularity of  the Drug.'  French physicians are at present wondering whether there is any method by  which the preseut rapid spread of ethero-  mania can be effectually checked. One  of their number died a few days ago  through taking an excessive dose of ether,  and, naturally, they are all anxious to  find a sure remedy for the evil.  For some years the habit of drinking  ether was confined to England, but recently it spread over the continent of  Europe, finding an especial'congenial  home in Paris, where it took hold of a  large number of persons of both sexes.  In Paris hundreds of persons drink  ether evory day, as in other r cities men  drink beer and whiskey, the favorite plan  being to mix it with a little spirits and  sugar. - This makes a seductive drink, and  one which rapidly brings about intoxication. The true ether" drinkers, however, drink the stuff pure, their regular  dose, which is repeated several times a  day, being from eight io fifteen grammes.  Intoxication comes. and( goes quickly.  - The first symptom is a state, of violent  excitement, accompanied with abundant  salvation, and- this is followed by convulsions. r If the dose has been unusually  strong, there is complete stupor, but there  are no symptoms like those in delirium  tremens,-except in-those-cases'ia-which"  spirits and ether have been drunk at the  same time.. The effect of the spirits is  then quickly observable. . ���������- Y  It may be claimed, then, anil justly,  that the intoxication produced by ether  is less degrading than that produced by  alcohol, but, on the other hand, the former is far more dangerous, since it leads  quickly to either madness or death, and  very quickly produces profound changes  in the character and health of its victims.  "The ether drinker," says, a wellknown  specialist, "isa quarrelsome fellow and a  liar, being altogether in a highly, nervous  condition aiid constantly suffering from  gastric troubles and nervous postration.  Like the opium eater, he becomes a Blave  to the habit, and hence cures are  exceptional."      '  ;. The origin for this singular craze for a  most deadly drink is rather obscure.  Some say that Iiish peasants began to  drink ether about 1840, at the time when  Father Mulgrew started on his famous  crusade againstintoxicating drinks, while  others claim that docters are to blame  for prescribing ether too liberally. However this may be, it is a fact that an enormous quantity of ether is annually consumed in Europe, and especially in Great  Britain and Ireland���������New York Herald. ���������  S>-t������-<S<5>g-������������-������Sie5S������4^B ���������~S������5i������-4������-������SB������-������������.  Sweet  Caporal  Cigarettes  STANDARD.  /OFTHE WORLD  Kinney Bros.  .   NEW YORK.  ���������-SS������B~tt - I^Bl   ll'llrffl-   It ������35>-4������  T. ft PROCTER,  BAKER STREET,  Nelson,   ������������������;'- '!',-     . 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 tsend in  a list of their lots for > ale, us I have customers  ready to purchase Nelson property at a reasonable figure. "All  III  t  IN THE  Scavenger .a Business.  Having purchased the Scavenger  Business of Mr. G. H. Owen, we  respectfully request a continuance of  the patronage heretofore extended  to Mr. Owen, and will guarantee to  both old and new patrons  Entire Satisfaction.  w RAGLESS & NELSON.  DEADWOOD MINERAL CLAIM.  Something  fluttering.  . Years ago a member of the Indiana  legislature, in a brand new suit of broadcloth and a silk- hat,. gold-headed cane  and a white lawn tie, wandered up into  the sanctum of the Courier-Journal, stood  around in a lis.tless way, looked over the  papers, went down stairs and came back  several times. He was asked lo take a  seat, which he declined elaborately, and  ended by drawing his chair, in a confidential way, up to the "Roundabout"  man's desk.  "Couldn't yon," he said, "put in the  paper that I am at the Gait House with  my bride, and ju3t fling in something  about my being a prominent Indianian?  I don't care anything abont this sort of  thing myself, bat you know how the  women are. I want fifty copies of lhe  paper sent to this address." And he laid  down $2.50, grinned, got red in the face,  said "Good morning," and vanished.  Next morning he read that Mr. John  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok,  "West Kootknay District.���������Where Located.���������Situate THREE 'MILES FROM  Nelson on' TnB Hall Mine Waggon  Road and About One Mile South of  Cottonwood Creek, Adjoining . the  "Hillside" Claim. ���������  r 11 AKE NOTICE that I, Francis Clarke Gam-  JL . blc, acting as agent for Wm. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 77512, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  tho purposo of obtaining a Crown Grant of thc  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,  must be commenced before tho  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  F. C GAMBLE, P. L. S.. .  , _ Agent for Wm. Moore.  Dated this 21th day of September, 1897.     70S  Stamford & Co;  SANITARY  P U UM BIN G  Fitting and Heating.  AllWork Guaranteed.  No. 1 Selous Block,      Victoria Street,  NELSON, B.C.  (763)  MINES EXAMINED  "     AND REPORTED ON BY  F. M. OHADBOURN  Twenty years' experience in mining.  Thorough knowledge of mines of British  Columbia.  Terms Reasonable.   "  713 NELSON, B. C  JOHN McMTOHIE  Dominion and  ProvinciakO  Land Surveyor.  649  NELSON, B. C.  ALASKA MINERAL CLAIM.  sltuati in the nelson mining division of  West Kootenay District.���������Where  moated:���������On the North slope of Toad  Mountain, Adjoining the .California  >    and the Golden Mineral Claims.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. J. M. McGregor,  Jl acting as agent for wm. Moore,-Free  Miner's Certificate No. 77512. intend, sixty days  from date''hereof, to apply to.thc Mining Recorder for a' certificate of improvements."for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of suoh certificate of improvements.  j. m. McGregor.  Dated this 30th day of August, 1897.      (743)  I  NOTICE.  S HEREBY given that sixty days after date,  I shall apply to tho Chief Commissioner  Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described land,-situate  near thc south end of Kootenay lake:  ' Commencing at tbe northwest corner of Lot  883. G. 1, Kaslo and Slocan Ry land, thence  east 40 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, thence  westto the shore of .Kootenay lake, thence foi-.  lowing the'shore of said lake to point of commencement, containing 610 acres more or less.  (Signed)     A. St. G. HAM ERSLEV.  West Kootenay, 30th August. 1897. ,       753  f BATCHELOER & KADISH,  "1  ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS, j  Gold and Gold Ores. Melted, Re- -Q  fined and Bougnt - --������  P. O. Box 1795.      Spokane, Wash, jj  HAENESS and  SADDLERY  Pack Harness. Pack Straps  ��������� Team Housings, Whips,  Urushcs, Combs. Bits,  Harness Oil, etc. Repairing a specialty- Orders  promptly attended.  L. POGUE.  "��������� WARD ST.  (650) Opp Court House  KOOTENAY    LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY     ." ���������  All ' persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 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,  ti     1  Aromatic ^������     .  Ginger Ale  TELEPHONE 60  THOIiPE & CO., Ld.  Awards for Merit at World's Fair. 708  iAPAILJ  ^WITHOUT  VH00PS4������  That means a long  lasting Pail.. VV  Its many qualities V(  are unique. ^|  The price makes it  available to alL  Heintzman Pianos.���������,  . If yon want a rich .toned Heintzman,  write to      _    '   ���������     H. N. Cousieb,  645 v Revelstoke.  NOTICE,  ADDITION A.  -The lots owned by the undersigned in District Lot 150  (Addition A) are temporarily  withdrawn from sale, pending  readjustment of prices.  Nelson, 15th Sept., 1897.  760 F. C. INNES.  fi    PASSENGER    fi  V TRAINS V  EACH  DAY  BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  ON TIIE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  f THEE. B.EDDY COS  I INDURATED FIBREWABE $  rt> PAHS, T0B3, PASS, DISHXS, ETC.   htt  mmm   Hun made in one hour.  No. C leaves Rossland at 7 a. in.   Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail. -  Xo. 3 leaves Trail at 8:15 a.- in.   Connects at  Kossland with Bed Montnin train for Spo-  ��������� kane.  Xo. 2 leaves Hossland at 3:00 p. in.   Connects  with.C. P. Ft. main line steamers for tho  north at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. m. Connects with  C. P. It. main line steamers from the north  at Trail.  No. 4 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. m.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:45 p. m.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Offices: F. P. GUTELIUS.  Trail B. C.   " General Supt,  mmm  DIRECT  ROUTE   TO^���������  FORT STEEL m���������.  NELSON and LARDO ,  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing " Monday 10th May, 1S97,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, B. C,  every Monday and Thursday at 0 a. in. 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 Bonner's Ferry at  4 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Knslo same evening so ns to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.  This route is thc most direct for thc Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with thc Upper Koot;  enay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. 637  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  i  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because (Le  lines to tbat poiDt "'ill afford you the  best service.  JJ SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because that line makes the closest connections with all the trans-continental  linen entering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the'AVis-  consio Central lines, or address  "jAsTCr Pos'rT"  Gen. Pas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin.  or Geo. S. Batty.  General Agont,  246 Stark St..  (570) Portland. Or  ion  il Co., Li.  TIME .CARD.  -*��������� Subject to change without notice.  TRAINS   RUJT   OX  PACIFIC STANDARD   TIME."  Goixo .West.  Leave 8.00 a. in.  8.36 a. m.  9.3G a. m.  9.51 a, m  10.03 a. m.  10.18 a. m.  Aro.  Daily  Kaslo" '  South Fork  Sproule's ' ������������������  .Whitewater   , " .'  Bear l^ako        "  McGuigan "  10.38 a. m. Cody Junction    "  10.50 a. m.   Sandon Leave  Going East.  Arrivo'3.50p.m.'  <���������   "      3.15 p.m.  2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.48 p.m.  1.33 p ni.  1.12 p.m.  1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leavo 11.00 a. in. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. in. Cody  Arrive 11.45 a. m.  Leave 11.25 a. in.  For  rates and  information   ppply At the  Company's ofllces.  ROBT. IRVING,        GEO. F. COPELAND.  2I>1) G. 1>'. & P. \, Superintendent.  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY,  THE PAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Oanada  Direct Connection with thc Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  No. 1 West, depart, 8:25 p. m.  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  V. D. GIBBS, .  General Agent. .  SrOKANE, WASH.  -OR- '  A. D. CHARLTON,  Asst. Cenl. Pass. Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  PorUnml, Oregon.  US' Write for. new map of the.Kootenay country. 531  TIIE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN  ,   THE SHORTEST  ROUTE.  Steamers '*International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Time Card  in effect Oct.  1st, 1897.    Subject  to change without notice. -  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  ��������� ���������" trains of X. fc F. S. It. It. ,to and from  "   Northport, ilOKsland and  Spckanc.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Xelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:15 a. in. Arrive Xortliport  12:15 p. in.: Kossland 3:10 p. in.;   Spokane 6 p. in.  Leave Xelson for Knslo and way poinls. daily  except Sundays. 5:15 p.,m. Leaving Spokane 8  a. in; Kosskuul 1U:30 a. in.;  Xortliport 1:50 p. in.  A'ezv Service on Kootenay Lake.  Leave Xelson for ICaslo, etc.. Twos., Wed.,  Thuiu, Fri., Sat.. 8:30 a. in. Arrive Ivaslo l'2::j0  p. m.' -Leave Ivaslo for Xelson, etc., Mon.,  Tues., Wed.. Thurs., Fri., 4:00 p. in. Arrive  Xelson S.OO p. m.  Bonner's Ferry anil Koolenay River Sci-vice.  ���������Leave Kaslo, Saturday.. Y.  4:90 p.m.  Arrive Boundary. Sunday ". Midnight  Arrive Bonner's Kerry, Sunday 10:30 a. in.  Leave Bonner's Ferry, Sunday 1:00 p. in.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday 5:00 p. m.  Arrive Ka.slc, Sunday. 10:00 p. m.  Closo connection at Bonner's Ferry with  trains Kast bound, leaving Spokane 7:40 a. in.  and West bound,"arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in.  "The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Kaslo, B. C, 1st Oct., 18<J7.  34 GEO. ALEXAXDE.R  Gen'l Mgr.  It In the Must Hii'lci'it In ]:<iul|>nicnt.  It In the Heaviest 3!nll������i<l line.  It has a Uock-ISalla.st Ito������������lhei|.  II Crosses Xo Saint llcsserls.  It la the Only Line Kiiiming;  luxiirlom  Club  Itoum tars.  It Im Noted ror tlie Courtesy <>rils Employes.  It l.������ the Only Line Serving .Weals  un the  n la Carte  I'liui.  -*        THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive -Tours- dining Se;ieon of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest aad Northland. ��������� -  For maps, tickets and complete infoimatioa  call on or address Agents, K.tSc S. Ky., C. & K.  SrNav.-Co.TXr&F; SrlJy~"or           C. <;. IMAO.V, General Ajtcut.  Spokane, Wash.  F. I. WIIITKKY, ������. P.4I, A.,  351 St. 1'aul, Minn.  Spokane Falls &  Northern Rfy.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red fountain R'y.  The only ail rail route without change  of cars between" Nelson and Rossland and  Spokane and Rossland-  ; (Daily Except Suuday)  Leave 9.10 a.in.'KELSON Arrive'5.45 p.m.  "    11:00 "   EOSSL'D    '' -  3:40   "  J    " ������ 8.00 a-m. SPOKANE   "    6.40 p.m.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  From M9utrc.1I.  Xumidian���������Allan Line .' Oct. 2  Carthaginian���������Allan Line Oct. 9  Scotsman���������Dominion Line Oct. 2  Labrador���������Dominion Line... '. Oct. t)  Lake Huron���������Beaver Line Oct. G  Lake Ontario���������Beaver Line Oct. 13  From Xev York.  Teutonic���������White Star Line Oct .13  Brittianic���������'White Star Line    Oct. 20  Paris���������American Line  Oct. 20  St. Paul���������American Line Oct. 6  Campania���������Cunard Line Oct. 30  Lucania���������Cunard Line Oct. 16  Mongolian���������Allan State Line: Oct. 15  State of Nebraska���������Allan State Line Oct. 1  Friesland���������Bed Star Line Oct. 13  Kensington���������Bed Star Line ....- Oct. 20  Cabin, $45. $50, SG0, $70, $S0 and upwards.  Intermediate. $30 aud upwat^is.  Steerage. $23.50 and upwards.  Passengers ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low-  rates to all parts of the European t-ontiiicnt.  Prepaid passages-arranged from all points.  Apply  to GEO.  a. llEGK.   C.P.IL  Ticket  Agent. Xelson, or to,     WILLIAM ST ITT,  (55������)   General Agent, C.P.K. Ofticcs, Winnipeg.  Passengers for Kettle Kiver and Boundary Creek, counect at Marcus with Stage  Drily..     .      --  0.R.&R  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  Coeur'd Alene mines. Palousc, Lewis-  ton, AVulIa Walla,- Baker Oity .Mines, "  Portland, San Fi-ancisco, Cripple Creek  gold inines and all points East and  South. Only lino East via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer tickets to Europe and other foreign countries.  Lkavk  ' si'OK.������.xi:timi������sciiki)i:lk ' Akkivb  :I.*> p. m.  Daily  7:1.5 n. m.  Daily  Fast M ah,-Walla Walla  Portland, San Francisco'  Baker City and the ca-t.  Local Mau,��������� Coeur d"  Alcnc. Faniiington. Garfield. Colfax,I'll liman and  Moscow.  7:1"> a. m.  -   Daily  C:l"> p. m.  Daily  For through tickets and furrier information  apply at O. K & X. Co.'s ollirc.  13d I:ivcm-idc avenue.   I :>J Kast. Columbia avc  Spokane. Wash.      |        Ko--*];uid, II. C.  I. Cami-uku.. I       II.-M.Adams.  General Agent.        ; Tra v. F. and 1*. Agent.  XV. II. lIcni.isL'iiT. General Pass. Agent.  OH i'ortland. Oregon.  |  t  ('  i"  l'  ft  " t  'A  i  i'l  r -|  *���������    "l  ''���������    8  <-*A iHE MINER, NELSON. B. C, SATURDAY, 0������T. g, 1897.  <m*  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration  is named in transfers  . the nominal bum of 81 is to be understood.  \rlxoii.  Sept 30-  Klondike���������J Jl itcuton to T E Thompson, i,  $l,C00.  Oct 1���������  Minnehaha���������C Murphy to John Lee, J.  Same���������John Lee to J A Cowan, J, $o0,  Minnetowka���������W Foley to J Lee. i.  Same���������J Lee to J A Cowan, i, $50.  Oct 2-  Mammoth-C K Whilenian toT Gambling, J.  OcL I-  Addic Bcllo-P Smith to Golden llell Jlining  Co., $1000.  Wind Tom���������G M Nnxon to .same.  Victoria, Daisy, Alberta, Careless���������II Cuthbert claims an intcrc.il.  Xip and Tuck, Nancy Jane���������J A McMillan,  11 O McClymcnt nnd W T Oliver to G II Bayne  Same-G II Bayne to A J McMillan, 7-12.  Same���������Same to XV Thomas, 5-12.  Oct<>���������  Drum Lanion���������A Martcus to P Burns.  Golden Cross, Referendum, Katie���������A Zctler  to A J Litllejohn, 1-18, $1800.  Oct 7���������  Copper Chief���������T McKinnon toCMAVickcn-  dcn.  Navnjo, Blanche���������J L Walker to P Dier-  lnger, J.  Nob Hill, Eureka���������J Robertson to A McGil-  very, 1.  Oct8-  Invernens. Birdseyc, II G X���������A J Gcrrnrd to  to A G Shaw, J.    "  KONSlUiSfl.  Sept 31-  Maude���������Frank J Davey to Robt Hunter.  G B Architect���������Harry Anderson to Leo Davenport.  Lilly May Fraction���������Daniel Harris to W J  Harris.  Oct 1-  St Croix���������Alex Lynch to Ben Perkins.  Gray Cliir���������Arthur Hill to E S Topping.  Vcnita���������J It Asimics to Hans Xelson, J.  Oct 2-  Yankee Girl i, Dominion Day J���������Graham  Kennedy to P siheehan.  IIiikIo.  Oct 2-  Klondyke and Panther���������A T Garland to S  Tuomey.  Meteor and Vancouver���������J O Ben well to Vancouver Meteor Gold Alining Co.  Oct 4-  Portland-C Allman to H Ci-oft.  Same���������H Croft to Coo Good.  lona-L Mclean to D Tuomey.  Eurydice���������L McLean to D Tuomey. A.  Oct 5-  Lavina, Ruthio Bell, Iron Cap-Z Otto to \V  White, i.  -Crown Point���������J Warren null lo L Peters, A.  Oct 6-  :-Agreement between John D Porter and lt  Strathern to pay $1000 on sale of Black Fox to  party of second part.  -Silver Alps and Needles���������C AV Sturges to M  Lumonl, i.  ���������-Ragged Edge and Ek|{1c Nest���������C W Slurgos,  Scot, Thornton, T Melrose lo M Lamont, \.  NEW .LOCATIONS.  GOVERNMENT SALE OF LOTS-  Over Twenty Tliousauil Hollar*  lVorlh of  Properly Change* Uniiilv  ' Tho government, sale of l������tsby-C A.  Waterman & Co., auctioneers, Inst Tbure-  dny utt. acted a large crowd nud over  $20,000 worth of property cbaaged hands.  Tho improvements nnionntetl in all to  $0,775 aod were conliued to blocks, 0,17,  -10, 47, 58,  70, 73, 75 and 70.    The   pur  chasers',  follows:  and   llie   prices  pnid   were aa  ; . Stlsou.  Sept 30-  s- Q C���������A M Rogers, bet fks Grohman ck.  - .1 P���������A E Ilillman. same. o  'i Yellow Slutr-A M Rogers. A E Ilillinan, 8  mi ck. nr Alpine trail.  -"Yankee Boy��������� VV Bull, Dog mt; 3 mi fm Lower  Arrow lake. . .  '������������������ Ida���������W C Knapp, same.  -Stemwinder���������Same, saiiic.  ���������rGold Standard���������Canndian King G 31 Co, w s  of n fk Whiskey ck.  Octl���������  ��������� New England���������P jMcBridc, n s AVild Horse  rik, 3J mi fm N&FS Ry.  ''Clipper No 1���������W Donald, Bald mt 1 mi eMcPhee ck.  J" Clipper No 2���������G Kerr, same.  "- Lucky Jack��������� J Philbert, w fk Clear ck, I mi  n w Trout lake.   -  -rEmma J���������J Benson, lien Hassen mt, at n fk  Salmon r.  Get 2-  7Arab���������B P Ixiwc. 3 mi fin Drcr Park, part  formerly located as Harmony.  vGladhtonc���������Same, same, formerly Princess.  'Gold Star���������J  It Cranston,  VV J T Watson,  Morning mt, ndj Bannock Burnt.  ..Bannock Burnt���������Same, same.  ���������'Uncertainty���������3 Giliics, nr hd Wild Horse ck.  Mable���������J Gilchrist, summit bet head AVild  Horse ck and IG mi i k.  .   'KK-THOddic, AVild Horse ck, 0 mi from  Ymir.  Oct 4���������    .  Nightengale���������N Everson, J Olcson, Porcupine  mt, li mi cN&rs Ry.  . i  ���������^Crescent^VV Footers fk "Porcupine ck."  ��������� Sunshine���������Same, bnt Bear and Porcupine cks.  .Good Hope���������J Boedccker, F Holland, Granite  mt. opp Nelson.  - Everson���������J Asken, PO'Har.i, 3& mi up c side  49ck.  \ Oct 5-  Batchlcr���������J T Travis, Dog ck, Lower Arrow  lake..  ' . Copper Girl���������J R Stussi, same.  - Kangaroo���������AV G Ellis, Wild Horse ck, I J- mi  N&FSKy.  Oyema���������A J Gemini, Toad nit, 2J mi s c Sil-  jver King  Loyal Legion���������E S Glasford, bet n fk and  ���������>  AVild Horse ck.  Oct C-  -J C Allen, AVild  Horse ck, li mifm  Yukon  Ymir. ���������  'Ihundurcr  creek.  EC C-.1 R Cranston, VV J  Givcout ck on Morning nit.  . Golden Dream- Same, divide be',19and I  creeks.  'Columbia���������AV It Cox, bet Sheep and Bear  clcs, 11 nii s c Salmo.  Gray Copper���������N  Everson, Porcupine int. It  mi fm Ymir.  Oct7���������  Opliir  arch.  Great Boulder (frne)-K Wilson, Toad-mt. H  mi s w Cottonwood lake. - ,  Copperiteld���������Same, wiinc.  Oct 8- '  Burlington���������0 IC Ilenn, Ben Ilasser. mt  4'orlli Fork claim. -  Klondyke���������P Cullen, lid Whiskey ck.   '   '  Xo 77���������R Itennie, n fk Salinuu r, i mi .s w Pa-  ouSe springs.  -P Burke, Sheep ck, i mi n Fawn  T Watson, hd  Sic  -U O Keene, Wild IIois.: cl:, adj Mon-  adj  Business Personals.  l'k  Lol  Amount,  Name:  of  'o.  No.  Oil'cred  Purchaser  li  17  9105  Robert Hurry.  i  17      ,  105  A. J. Marks.  17  18  105  .1. L. Anderson.  21  105  C. VV. Wu.if  .)���������>  105  do.  8  11  100  E. C. .Arthur.  X  12  10)  do.  8  i:<  100  do.  8  ll  1U0  do.  If)  21  130  A. C. Kwart.  lf>  ���������>���������>  13')  do.  l:">  2;t  130  F. J. Farley.  17  10  200  Frank G. Graham.  18  ���������y  100  - Man- S. 1* ord.  18  4  100  M. McKay.  18  ico  do.  IK  ti  ICO      '  F. E. 1'i'iiicrson.  IS  i  111')  do.  IS  :s  100  do.  IS  0  100  T. 11. Newitt.  18  10  10')  do.  18  ji  i:;u  Ed. Coi'dingly.  IS  12  115  do.  ���������n  10  130  D. McDcth.  ���������>l  11  150  1). A. McBvtli.  ''I  12  150  do.  \>,  1:1  115  Ed. Cordingly.  \>\  H  115  do.  ?i  15  100  C. II. Norris.  V4  Hi  100  da  :'l  21  .   100  John Elliott.  I'l  22  100  do.  21  23  120  do.  ?l  21  120  do.  ",'!  13  155  C. II. Norris.  ���������>l>  11  135  II. J. Evans.   '  "ti  15  135  do.  ���������m  1(5  155  Frank Fletcher.  'ii  17  155  do.  Wi  18  155  I. C.  Suhcmerhorn.  9(\  IS)  '    180  11. .1. Evans.  "li  20  180  do.  '.������S  lli  130  John J. Malone.  :'8  17  130  do.  81  15  150      ���������  Lcnard Scott.  ������i  ������  130  Frank Fletcher.  :<������  3  '    115  do.  mi  4  127  do.  ������i  5  115  A. Fcrland.  :u;  (>  115  do.  M  100  T. Leo Poll.  :������i  8  100  do.  ;������>  1)  105  A. Fcrland.  no  10  105  do.  :������i  IL  115  A. E. Young.  Sti  12  115  do,  Mi  13  100  Ed. Cordingly.  M  14  100  do.  m  15   -  100  do.  ���������m\  ������i  100  XV. G. ltobinson.  :������;  23  100  do.  :������  1  100  11. J. Evans.  :������  u  100   .  do.  :������  o  100  do,-  as  i  100  do.  40  1-2  300  Jack Mathcson.  40  5  152  A. Manson.  40  li  152   .-  do.   >���������  40  150   ".  do.  40 ,  10  1������)  Annie Jlagson.  V>,  17  120  Alexander Clunas.  4?  23  120  Harold Selous.  42  24  120  do.  11  15  ID  do.  41  lli  50  do.  41  17  50    '  do.  44  L'l  125  J. VV. Troup.  U\  5   .  150    .  J. A. Shirley.  4I\  (i  125  do.   -  44 4  110     .  do.  41c  2i  155  Tom C; Collins.  Uh  7  100      "  Arthur Hicklin.  4IK  8  100  i,     doV  4IK  9"  100  .   .do.  44 i<  10  10!)  do.  47  IL  ISO  George Dixon.  47  12 i.  150  -  ���������  do.  47  13  150,  A. Floury.  Robert Kerr.  47  23  150  47  21  150  do.  58  12  300  K. Kilby.  John Elliott.  58 13-14-15  1000  58  22  300  Annie Smith.  :i8  23 -  :m   .  do.  70 lto.)  1500  Geo. F. Hayward.  70  ti-7  700    .  AVm. McDougall.  70  .8  350  G. A. Jackson.  70  9-10  700  AVcbstcr Traves.  73  lto 12  750  G. O. Buchanan.  75  ,)  100  .1. Eaglcstonc.  75  11-12  200  .1. Normandy.  7(i  1  100  Geo. C. Tunstall.  70  0  100  ' Geo. F. Trimiii.  to 4  400  C. Jiszkowicz:  77  8 "12  .- 500  J. Hamilton <C.P.R.  70  21  100  Fredrick Nickols.  70  23 to 2i  400  Arthur Hicklin.  80  3to8  000  John J. Malone.  81 8-D-10  ' 300  AVm. Turnbull.  08  1  75  C. 11. Palmer.  08  - o  50  do.  ���������IS  15  10  Frank Fletcher.  SIS'-  "   Ki  50  , do.  as  17  .    ,50  do.  100  13  ia  G. V. Holt,  100 11 to 17  200  do.  100  10  80  Xels Christensen.  -100-  -2-20���������  ---=-50   (Continued from flrst page.)  Wallace, Smith, Pillar, Lougheed, Losie,  Hoi to n, Kossiter, Downs, Johns, Prarey,  Hanson, Stewart, Whitney, Bell, Red-  path, Ijirisley, Savage, Barrett, Coudell,  McDonald, Auderson, Johnson, Becker,  Park, Blundell, McCuig, Cranston,  Colwell, Jones.  I may mention in pnssiug, that, the  first Canadian officer in this district was  Captain William Moore, a most amiable  man, now dead. He was customs officer  for many years at Fort Sheppard on a  small salary. The office was moved in  1888 to the, reserve at Kootenay mouth  whore Cr plain Moose built a log house,  but was most of his time on the steam-  boats.  The more the matter is examined the  mere clearly does it-appear that Nelson  is the child of Kevelstoke. The Douald  buyers at the first auction were Hobbs,  Vau Autwerp, Vowell, (for self and Marpole). The lievelstokians were Lemon,  Hume, Matlrieson, T. M. Ward, Abra-  hamsor, Writs, Simons, Iletheriugton,  \V. Kirkup, Stone, CranstoD, McLeod,  Farwell, Sproat.  Tlieir faith meant this, that the town  ������ot a start a9 a government town which  was half the battle. Meu of less faith  followed suit. It is almost certain that,  if the 1883 auction had failed, the course  of events would have located the capital  at the Columbia river termiuu* of the  Neison aud Hobson railway. Even as it  iv a?, some further faith was required for  the Donald meu soon sold out of Nelsou.  The acquisition hy the railway compiny  of au interest iu the town placjd its  future beyond question. A note wot thy  subsequent fact was the attempt of the  Xelson & Fort Sheppard railway, in 1893,  to give the town the go by. This was  buffled by a citizens memorial'jprepnred  by Messrs. Selous, Farwell and myself  and largely signed. The Tribune for  some never explained ' reasoD, opposed  this memorial.  I caunot follow all Mr, Colliu's inaccuracies, but may mention, as to the  records, that no Kootenay lake or Toud  mountain records were taken, or could  be legally made, at Farwell (Kevelstoke)  until uf er March 14, 1888. If received  there thev were passed ou to Mr. Vowell  at Donald. Mr. Topping was a full  recorder from the date of Mr. Anderson's  abaudonmeut of hia office until Mr.  Gifflu's appointment. His worship the  mayor made his first appearance hf-re in  the spring of 1890, as Mr. Collins might  have ascertained by asking him, coming  from-New Westminister'whero he had  beeu editing a newspaper. Mr. Houston  fills a page iu later history but had no  more to do with the early history of  Nelson than with the early history of  Jerusalem. What a vain medley an  ignoramus may make of the oommonest  facts that lie open to the world! Yet the  bumble action of Mr. Collin's iu lending  bis respected name to a collection of old  inaccurate newspaper articles which be  calls "history" has its lessbn. It illustrates how "history" of tea'is niade .And  why Fensible men lorgely'regard^pro-  fest.ed history as a romance, except those  portions of it which are substantiated by  unconscious jottings itr. diaries : or by  honest official documants.' -- - - '������������������  --Mining News.  ),3fil.  EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS.  a profound impression, upon his auditors. The entertainment is a very  liigh class one and appeals to the best  instincts in man. It is one of those  thespian peculiarities that must be  seen to be appreciated. Miss M. 9..  Webb, a charming piano soloist, addjkd  much to the pleasure of thc evening.  PRODUCE OF THE MM3S.  RETUBNSF0K1897 UP TO DIVE.  . OBE EXPORTED.    ,  From Slocan via Kaslo 24,2*  Slocan via Nakusp  ������H0  Rossland via Northport #,3271  Hossland via Nelson     &2  r Tons :'        ������,i28|  Total Value; c  Through Nelson Custom House.f S,3������1,SI5.1������  "      Ilo.elstoke (NaKusp)...     I24.836.ti5  Average value per ton, $71.17  2.75C.I81.81  PBODUCK OF SMELTERS.  (Shipped)  '' TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte 2159  Trail Smelter Matte        43*4  6M3"  Total value, 93.21o.563.7ti  "    "of ore and matte exported, |C,002,045.57  OBE SHIPMENTS.  ���������etaratSlaee last Week.  '    VIA  KASLO.  Payne Mine to Pueblo. Co)  200  Washington to Omaha  .15  NoblcFIve          ������������������               68  Whitewater to Kverett  2M  Ruth to Pueblo. Col.  60  Kuth to Everett  90  Black Diamond to Pueblo. ?  49  Slocan Bojr to Pueblo  15  Hcd Fox to Omaha   .'  15  Payne to Kverett  150  Mt. Adams to Omaha  15  Freddie Leo to Puoblo  16  Total value. 967,032.  Average value per ton, 974.72  897  MATTK AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter (Matte]    100  Hall Mines (Matte)      99  199  -7J3.3I1 oz  open  and ready for Business.  \Ve have just opened a New  .  Complete Stock of  and  Hats, Caps, Clothing  and Gent's Fur-  nishings  In the Turner & Bbeckh Block, cor.  Baker and Ward streets.  We are prepared to sell you all  the newest goods in these lines.  While our great.specialties are Hats  and Clothing, we also make it a  point to keep the Latest and Best in  Shirts,, Collars, Ties, Socks, Suspenders, Underwear, etc.  Trail Smelter���������gold bullion-  Total Value 9123.609.51  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  5       6       7 8       9  .535....5J:.5J IMG .56...53  Oct.--  SlIA'ER...  (Bur)  Lead... 4.00..t.00...4.00..4.00  Exchange 94-20 @ 94.25.   ,  .4.00  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  All kinds of wire rope aud cable splicing neatly done. "Addiess, S.Sieftes,  care of this otlice. ���������    ". 2t  M. Des Erisiiy & Co. have received a  car load of the finest apples proda -ed in  British Columbia. Tbey comprise all  varieties. '  Books opened, posted and balanced by  nn experienced accountant. Terms moderate. Addrtsa II, care of Canada Drug  iind Book Co.  The Koo'enay Supply company has  opened in the Carney bh ck on linker antl  Kootenay streets. They will handle  croceries wholesale nud 'supplies of all  kiods.  The Provincial linildinp and Loan As-  scciation, of Tun t������, was nrcanized on  the 2nd insL at tlie (.ITi^e m' it. \V. Ifiin-  niijjiton, E<q;barrinier. S 1 c.il l.os.r.l of  directors, wus uri;au:z'-d for tlie cily of  Nelson, witb John A. Tumor as xirct'-  Slanip   Mill al  (be Fern Mine Sturl* tn  Opernlionii.'  Mr. F. C. Innes, of the Fern mine,  was in" Nelson last Wednesday and  stated to a representative of The  Miner that the new ten stamp mill  was working perfectly and the percentage of saving and amount of ore  treated '��������� was greater than calculated  upon. Each ��������� stamp disposes", of an  average of three tons daily making  the capacity of the mill 30 tons per  day. The foundation for'ten extra  stamps is in and before the expiration  of six weeks twenty stamps will he  pounding ,value from the rock. . The  mine is in ;i position to take out 150  tons of ore per day but at present only  ���������10 tous are being taken out. As soon  as the extra -ten stamps arc in operation this amount will be doubled and  the present force of. 30 men will be  increased to 12.' Mi-. Innes states that  there is a sufficient quantity of ore  blocked out in the mine to keep the  mill going for two years anij all that  is claimed for it is $20 per ton although  much runs higher than this. It has  greatly exceeded expectations as  mapped out in the prospectus and the  general outlook is very bright. The  tramway is working perfectly and it  is possible for a car to make a round  trip every ten minutes and deliver 2M  tons cf ore. The length of the tramway is 2800 feet. '.  George Neel.ands hns purchased the  Great Eastern, Great Western, Gold Bell  and-Galispel-claims-from^Jt-H^Yoonif.-;  The claims are situated on Toad mountain adjoining the Hall Mines properties  on the north, and are free milling propositions. Samples exhibited in towu.this  week show considerable free gold, and it  is the intention of Mr. Neelands to at  once put a foice of men at work to-open  up'abd prove the property. Tbe Great  Eastern  veiu is said to be 20 inches io  width.  . ��������� ^������.  Mr. E. A. Bradley, representing, tbe  hydraulic company which has taken  three leases on Forty Nine creek above  tbe Nelson Hydraulic corapany's^pirop-  erly, was in Nelson yesterday. Fie states  tbat he has a shaft d<>wn ten feet and  proposes to continue it until he reaches  bed reck which he calculates is down  fifty feet. lie will take out. four or live  men wiih him and expects to complete  the shaft in two weeks. The property  upon which he is' now working is. the  name that was abandoned by J. A.  Turner and others some, time hj������o. Mr.  Turner canned a 20.foot shaft to be sunk.  Companies.  No.  of  Shares  Par  Value  Price.  ROAD   TO   MOYIE  LAIE.  A   Three   Weeks'  Trip.  J. Goepel has  Govenmeut Agent W,  reinrned from a three weeks' absence  tbrongh East and West Kootenay districts. He says that both the population  and revenue of East Kootenay has  doubled during the last 12 months and  all the people aro waiting anxiously for  tho Crow's Nest road to call them iu the  Messrs. AV. II G ran I, ��������� J  Fred Irvine-directors.  dent, George Ki������chii! vie.* pitMdeat, :u d i morninp. The wagon road from Fort  H. Wallace a.d McLeod to Wardoer's crossing is exit. W. Ilauuitiq:- pfc'ed !������ be completed by September 30  and *'n 40 days the vragon road will be  finished from Cranbrook to Goat river at  the head of Kootenny lake. Mr. Goepel,  from all he has heard, believes tbat  Cranbrook will be one of the main points  on the Crows' Nest road.  ton will be solicitor f->r the Xcibon'dis-  t.ict, Jiijd Mr. S. ������. Taylor local general  age<it. Tuis assoc:.".:i������i in tenths'to do a  .large loaning busiutv iu Neisuii and h:is  already'loaned over $50,00*3 iu Kaslo and  Kossland.  Tbree Uuntlr<tl Meu lu  he Employed oa  Ihe Work.  W.H. Armstrong left with a party for  Moyie lake last Wednesday and will at  once commence the construction of a  wagon road from that point to tiie foot  of Kooteuay Lake, a distance of about  60 miles. A force of about 300 men will  be employed' and it is hoped to have the  road completed within forty days. The  completon ot this work will give a con;  tinuous road of easy grades from Kootenay lake to McLeod to be nsed for the  transportation of supplies nnd material  to the men at work along the liue of the  Crow's Nest road.  AnucniMli.   -  E. Pauline Johnson and 'Owen A���������  Smiley will give an entertainment in  the Presbyterian church next Monday  and Tuesday nichts under the auspices  of the Ladies' Aid society of that  church. The program promises to be  an interesting one and will include  Indian legends, descriptive poems,  character readings, musical comedies  and dramatic sketches.  The musical entertainment given in  the Carney - block by Al. Stewart hist  Wednesday night, attracted a good  house and was thoroughly enjoyed.  The illustrations by the stereopticon  were excellent and appealed sti-ongly  to the artistic sense of the*audience,  Mr. Stewart acquitted himself well in  his vocal efforts and the songs - in  connection with the illustrations made  ���������  NELSON.  Hall Mines   Exchequer   R08SLANP.  Alberta   Beaver   Ilia Three   Butte   Brit. Can. Goldfleldfl  B.C.Gold King..  Bluebird   Bruce   Caledonia Con ���������  California   C.&C   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander.   Crown Point   tfeerPark   pelacola.   Delaware   Bob tern Star   Enterprise Y..  Eric....1   -Evening Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Giant   Golden Drip   Golden Queen   Great Western...  Hattie Brown.....  Helen '...;���������..."..  High Ore.....   Homestake'.   Idaho .....:.  Imperial t;���������  Iron Home   Iron Mask   IXJ^..^. ._..._u--^...  Independent    Josie :.......  Jumbo   Knight Templar..  Kaotenay-London  LeKoit   Lily May   Mayflower   Monita.-   Monte Cristo.   Morning Star......  Nest Egg..-   Northern Belle'...  Novelty :   O.K.......   Palo Alto.   Phoenix :..  Poorman   Ked Mountain-view  B.E. Lee   Red Point.:   Rochester   Kossland, KedMt..  Rossland Star.   St. Elmo   St Paul   Silveriue:   Sou'n Cross &W con  Sultana   Trail Mining Co  Union   Virginia   War Eaglet   West Le Koi   White Bear   Young British Am'n  AINSWORTH.  Dellie   Ellen   BOUNDARY.' ' ���������  Old Ironsides.......  'CAMP .McklXXKT.  .Cariboo)...   ' BEVKLSTOKX.  Orphan Boy........  SLOCAN.  Alamo.   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Eagle..- '..  Idler ;..  Kootenay-Columbia  Minnesota.   Noble Five Con..  Rambler Con   Reco...'.   Slocan Star.'   Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington   NORTTCPOBT.  Red Top   3oo,ooo  l,ooo,ooo  1,000,000  75o,ooo  3,5oo,opo  1,000,000  2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  600.000  1,000,000  500,000  2,5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  - "00,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  l,5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  V>oo,ooo  1 000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  2,500,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  600,000  500,000  1.000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  700,000  500,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  500,000  1,000,000  - 75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,5oo  600,000  500,000  500,000  ' 500,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  700,000  5oo,ooo  5o,ooo  1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  4oo  1,000,000  1.2oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  50,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1.000.000  I 1 .  I     I OO  loo  1 00  1 OO  1 00  1 OO  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  loo  1 OO  1 OO  loo  1 OO  loo  1 OO  loo  1 00  1 00  loo  1 OO  1 00  1 OO  1 00  1 00  loo  loo  loo  loo  1 OO  loo  1 OO  loo  loo  loo  loo  loo   Lot)  loo  loo  loo  5 OO  1 OO  loo  loo  , loo  loo  loo  clOO  loo  1 00  1 OO  loo  loo  loo  1 OO  loo  loo  loo  '   1 OO  loo  '   loo  1 OO  loo  1 OO  1 OO  :    1 OO  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 OO  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  ' loo  1 00  loo  loo  1 00  10 OO  1 00  1 OO  1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  5o  lo OO  loo  1 OO  1 00  ������1 12s  9010  '0 17  0 17  009  0 01}  0 40  0 10  0 10  0 10  005  0 05}  0 05  0 22  0 15  0 46  0 10  0 ou  0 12  0 10  020  003  0 9}  0 16  0 8  0 15  0 15  0 16  020  We guarantee our Suits  equal in lit and manufacture to any custom-made  goods. Our Hats are right  in styles and quality. We  leave you to judge ofthe  prices.  Our Furnishings are se-  cured*in the^best markets  and are marked to sell.  We have not forgotten  tlie children in our selection of goods; there are  Suits and Headware in  plenty for them.  A special line of 150  pairs of Pants at special  prices.  o  Give us a call and inspect our goods if in need  of anything in our line. It  will pay you.  LICENSES ACT.  Thereby give notico that thirty days after  the thirteenth Any of September, A. D, 1897.1  intend to apply to tho Government Agent at  Nelson, in the West Kootenay Division, for a  transfer of my license, dated the ninth day of  March, A. I>. 1S!������7, to sell liquor by retail in the '  premises known as thc Northern hotel, situate  on lot !) in block 4, in Salmo, in tho district  aforesaid, from myself to Mimuel S. Bitten-1  court, of Sal mo aforesaid, proprietor of the ;  6aid Northern hotel.  XV. T. BEADLES.  Dated nt Salmo, B.-C, the 9th day of September. A. D. 1807. , ���������  759.    '  AWORD^l  TO THE WISE.  Get prices from tho  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 I>rc������scK?  Do you want to trade Paper Cattcrft?  Do you want anything in tho Printing Machin  cry line?  If so write to  669  TOBO.VTO TYPK FOl'NDBV CO.  MO Cardura St., Vancouver, B. C.  J. F. WBB-1  1'urncr & Bocckh  Block, near thc  and Stand.   771  NOTICE.  KOOTENAY HOTEL5  Mrs. Mary Mallette, Prop.  First Glass Dining Room.    No Chinamen.   All white help.  ACCOMMODATIONS, $1.00 per day.  Vernon Street, '      708       Nelson, B.C.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores. J  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. J. G. nickson. Hak er St.  Fall and Winter Styles!  French I'.Utcrns, Hats, Tjitest Novelties in  Fall and Win ter Millinery Goods. -  Prices to Suit Everybody.  mrs. Mclaughlin,   ���������  764       . Josephine Street.  Mlisic Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils - for Piano, Violin or Organ. ���������  Apply at Thomson Stationery Co's .Store, ;  NelMOii. c. 427  KOOTENAY   LAKE  saw mix  Nelson  Office and  Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Notice is hereby Riven that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to thc Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described l.-uid. situate  in tho West Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing at jiost planted on the south bank  tola river.about 1} miles above Rob-  ofthe Colum a _    son and marked Charles William Pardey's N.  ��������� iv    E. C; thence south 12 chains ,more or less;  0 14    thence west lfiO chains more or less; thence  -   -    north Wi chains more or less to the bank of  the said river; thence following thc sinuosities  of the said bank of thc river in an easterly direction to the point of commencement, containing about 280 acres more or less.  CHARLES WILLIAM PARDKY.  , 28th Sept. 1897. 772  0 7  0 4  001  0 071  0 15}  030  -,124  006  035  050.  0 ,5*  0 10  900  0 12  0 13J  0 19  0.054  008  0 10  0 2  004  009  0 16  009  0 10  0 12J  0 10  026  0 15  005}  010  005  020  0 10  006  0 11  0 20  0 16  006}  0 11  0  7}  006}  0 52}  008  0U  0 15  022  0 42}  1 75  2 75  0r03}  025  0 10  Builders are "invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  -Doors, Sash; Mouldings  y Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  G. 0������ pUchaiiai)  413  RIGHTGOODS  AND  RIGHT PRICES���������  Well Selected Diamonds, Pearls .and Opals  In Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, etc.  NEW ASSORTMENT OF SILVERWARE    $    -'&   "  ������ ���������' <t>   ALL WATCH REPAIRING GUARANTEED  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson, B. C.3  {Dividends paid to date are w follow*: Le  Roi,  $625,000:   War  Eagle, JIST.OOO;   Cariboo.  ? 150,000; Idaho 9152,000; Slocan Star. $S50,000;  teco $110,000: Rambler MO.000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Xoble Five have also  paid dividends. -'-'."'  NELS0N_ L.OTS.  NOTICE.  ������ .  Having appointed W. J, G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information;,  plans or price list of the addition will'  please apply to him.  ������o F. C. INNES.  Joseph A. SaiJWard  !���������-��������� "  11  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 Betail Dealers in  Hay, Grain,Peed &Produce j  Rough and Dressed Lumber  ;   Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  Premises' latelv- Occupied by  A. McDonal&fc-Co. <707J  NELSON, B. a


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