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The Miner Oct 16, 1897

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 Whole Numbek 373.  THE CITY IS EONofi  Nelson, British^ Columbia, Saturday, Oct.  16, 1897  GOVERNMENT AND 0. P. R. OFFICIALS SPEAK IN PRAISE.  Sir  William  Van Horn Practically  lines the Volley or (he Crow'*  Kent ltoad.  Out.  A notable party of government and  C. P. It. offioials passed through Nelson  yesterday from Kossland, en route to the  Slocan district. They arrived at about  the noon hour and after lunching at the  Phair, took the afternoon boat for Kaslo.  The party consisted of Sir Charles Tupper, Ottawa; C. Ashworth, London;  Alex. Dick, Hossland; Fred. W. Morse,  Winnipeg; Sir William "Van Horne, Montreal; R. B. Angus, Montreal; James  Koss, Montreal; E. S. Clanston, Montreal; B. B. Smalley,'Burlington; W.  Whyte, Winnipeg; R. Marpole, Vancouver; Geo. McL. Brown, Vancouver; H. J.  Cambie, Vancouver; L. A. Hamilton,  Winnipeg; J. H. Sussman, Kootenay;  C. E. Perry, Kootenay; ' J. P. Gedde8,:  Vancouver; J. McGillvray, Winnipeg;  J. W. Mulligan, Montreal; C. 0. Chip-  man, Winnipeg; J. Ogden Grahame,  Kamloops.  . Sir William Van Horne, president of  the C. P. R. seemed to be greatly pleased  with the progress of Nelson and tbe district generally since his last trip here  about four years ago. In speaking ot  the latest project of his company, he said:  " I expect to see ibe Crow's Nest road  completed to the head of Kootenay lake  iu one year from next month. The line  from there to Nelson will be a slow line,  but I cannot say much of it at present as  we are devoting onr attention to the  work in hand at the present moment.  The construction of the line, from the  head of the lake to Nelson will depend in  a measure upon the rapidity with which  business develops. . As soon as the road  is completed to the head ofthe lake we  will run train ferries from there to'Nel-  son so as to .connect with the C.& K.  " In regard to this trip, it is because  I am in search of information and .to  some extent it is a refresher. -It is four  years since. I have been here and I find  the change very decided,-very marked.  To.some extent the change is indicated  by the fact that we. took breakfast in  Kossland at [8 o'clock and were here  before 12." ��������� "        .  ','Ts it a fact that the C. P. R: is contemplating the construction of a road to  Teslin lake?" was asked.  ,������ "The C. P. R. as a company, is not"  was the reply." Some of the people interested in the'C.P. R. have been looking  thatway and have heen studying the sit-  ' uation, but I do not know what conclu-  "sionshavebeerfarrivedaK" "~    "  erection here, I was surprised to find a  Russian, thoroughly American and anti-  British in Bentiment, as clerk of the  works. He is tyranical to a degree. He  attacks us working.men apparently because we cannot understand his* broken  English, and has caused the dismissal of  not a few, I believe,' for that same cause.  "Now, sir, as the provincial gaol is a  public ;workj to be paid for by the people  of this country, don't you think it more  creditable to the government to have employed on it British subjects, ;who I con;  tend are as fully competent as aggressive  foreigners? The "clerk of the works is  making it so hot for us" that we will have  to throw up the job nnd give him the  chance for which he appears to be aiming, of getting men of his own class on  the works. Owing to his tyranny we  men were forced to stop work for a  couple of days a short time ago/'-  ';  It appears that about 'two; weeks ago  the men "struck" and for the greater  part of two days the work was practically at a standstill. They were induced  to return, it is said, by a threat that, if  they did' not do so, that they would not  be permitted to when the difficulty was  settled. When Premier Turner came to  Nelson one of the men went to him and  laid the case before him. The Premier  said that it was all wrong and that he  would see that a new clerk was put in  charge. He was as good as his word, and  last Tuesday Mr. E. Bragg was installed  as clerk of the works.  Mr. Bragg states that the building will  probably, not be completed by contract  time, Dec 1, but will be finished by the  first of the year. The superstructure is  nearly up. and if it were not for the high  board fence that is to enclose it the building would make a very presentable, appearance. There will be thirty odd cells  in the. building, and those for, the men  will be built in the center of the main  building, with a corrider around all, so  that the gaoler may at all times see whatever is going on at1 a glance.  CHIEF WOLVERTON REMOVED.  IT/WILL BENEFIT ALL  council  should direct  ':.'"'   schools of'nelson/  THE  Bj  law For Street Lighting  Thc Head   Tax - to l������e  ' sidcred.7  is TusscU���������  Con-  "Do you notice much change in Nelson  since your last trip?"  "I _do and I am tremendously  pleased with Nelson," replied Sir William. "The handsome class of buildings  are the most striking feature and I hope  that everybody in Nelson will do all in  their power to secure a continuance of a  good class of buildings. The cost is very  little more and if a competent architect is  employed the cost will be no more. Good  business and dwelling houses result in  the greatest possible advantage to the  city. I am glad to Eee so many bright,  fresh, green door yards. Where vegeta-  tiongrows so luxuriantly there is no excuse for not having attractive premises  surrounding the houses. It is very refreshing to see them and I hope that they  may continue."   ~  Sir William aud party left for Kaslo ou  the 4 o'clock boat and from there will go  to Slocnn points, Nakusp and thence to  the main line, their objective point being  .Vancouver and Victoria. Sir Charles  Tupper expressed himself as being highly  pleased with his trip and with Nelson in  particular. He said that the great  mineral wealth of the district insured its  future prosperity and he looked for the  day, when,, with development, the  -Kootenay would be the greatest mining  center in the world. .The townsite of  Nelson, he said, was admirably situated  for a great city and the completion of the  Crow's Nest road would give it a supremacy that would forever make it the  capital of the Kootenay. It was bound  in the nature of things, to he the terminus of the road and taken in conjunction with other railroad facilities and the  magniiiceht body of water at its doors,  its future greatness was beyond question.  THE MEN COMPLAINED.  A. r. Uf dilution to be his Successor ITnlll  i   J -.'-..        October 89.  ': ykejwara of police commissioners met  oh 'Friday. afternoon and sustained the  action of the mayor in suspending .Chief  of Police Wolverton.-It^nppeared that  theChief had been guilty/of persistent  neglect of duty ahd in conjunction .with  the suspension Clerk Sealey sentfa notice  to hini, directing him to appear before  the board at the meeting yesterday and  answer to the charge. As he had failed  to do. so a motion was passed declaring  the position vacant. It was decided to  call for applications for the-position, to  be in before October 29,' at 2 p. m. Pa^  trolman A. F. McKinnon was appointed  acting chief until that date. ���������?-.-  -Adjourned until October-29 at 2 p. m.  Hood to lemon t'reck,  -^-Tkere has beenconsiderable'talkabout  the construction of a road from'Kootenay  lake up Six Mile creek and to Lemon  creek at about the intersection: of the  second north fork. A government trail  now extends up Six Mile creek to the top  of the pass but is not long enough to  meet the requirements of the district. A  petition is now being circulated in Slocan City asking that-the government  build *a road or trail from Slocan City,  down the river to Lemon creek and up  that creek to the point named. There  are a number of promising prospects on  Lemon, creek and it will be to the interests of Nelson merchants to have a road  built from Kootenay lake. .  lout Sixty Dollar!).- .  Mr. Hopkins, until recently foreman  of the refining furnaces at the smelter,  last Tuesday uight discovered that he  had been robbedof $00 and laid an inr  formation on Wednesday against ayoung  man who was formerly an employe at tlie  smelter. The party who is "wanted took  the train to Spokane last Tuesday but if  he can be found, will probably be  brought back to answer the charge. Mr.  Hopkins had the' money in his purse at  his lodgings and did not discover 'the  loss until Tuesday night. The young  man who is-supposed to have taken it  was in the habit of going to Mr. Hopkins' room-for. the purpose-of calling  him.  Transfer of Bosebery.  The townsite of Rosebery, at the head  of Slocan lake, bas been sold to an English syndicate and Mr. A. M. Beattie lias  been installed as general agent. Extensive improvements are contemplated and  already the Denver (Col.) Smelting company is erecting sampling' works of 100  tons daily capacity. The Calgary Brewing company is building a large cold  storage plant, intending to make Rosebery the distributing point for the Slocan. The town is the connecting point  botween lake points, Nakusp and Sandon. '      .  J. A. Kirkpatrick has purchased the  interest of A. C. Buchanan in the grocery  business of Buchanan & Co:   Mr. C. J.  j Wilson retains his interest and the firm  When I went to work on the provin- will now be known  as   Kirkpatrick &  cial gaol building now in the course of j Wilson.  .At the meeting of .the city counoil last  Wednesday afternoon; a resolution was'  passed to the effect that a petition bo  senfto the government asking that the  city of Nelson be made a separate school  district.  The councilmen all agreed that it  would.be to the best interests of the city  to have this department under its control,  the same as the coast cities. Under this  order the city would collect the per capita  tax ard hire and direct its own teachers.  The present school facilities are inadequate and some.of the councilmen'be-,  lieve"that another "school buildirigshonld  be established in the neighborhood of  Gray's sawmill; '    '  By-law No. 19,providing for a contract'  -.with the Nelson Electric Light company  for lighting the city, was" considered iu  committee of the whole aud passed upon-  its.third reading. The" material ..clause's  in'the by-law are as follows:  "It shall ahd nny be, lawful for the  municipal council' of' the corporation of  the city of Nelson, and the said couucil  is hereby authorized and empowered to  enter, into a-.cont'ract.jwith the said Nel-.  son'Electric Light compauy, limited, for  the ..furnishing and . supplying 'street  lights to the said city of Nelson, to consist of not less than twenty and as many  more standard. 1,200 candle power" arc  lights and standard 16 candle power  lamps as may be required from time to  time during, a term of five years commencing on the. first day of November,  1897, the rate to be paid for arc lights to  be $10 per.month per light =.and. .for.  standard 16'eandle power lamps to be 75  cents per lamp per month, a discount'to  be allowed to the said city upon the said  rates diiring thgsecond y.ear_df such term'  of 5 per cent, during the third year a  discount of 10 per cent, during the fourth  year a discount of 15 per cent and.during  the'fifth year a discount, of twenty per  cent;':1.---;" V' ''/'' .\ ,~ hi ���������  "The said contract also to.include the  right ojvoption of said .corporation of the  City of Nelson to purchase the .'plant .and  franchise of .the said Nelson Electric  Light company, limited, at any time  before the first'day,of November, 1898, at  a sum not exceeding S������0,000."  Alderman Dow gave notice that at the  next meeting he would introduce a bylaw  providing for the collection of the road  tax.. -      i ;  .>������������������.-1  hospital, found him. so inefficient that  they discharged him, whereupon he gave  notice under the act and.brought his  action on 2nd June. * * The defendants have hot been prejudiced in their  defence by the delay, because the only  two witnesses who might apparently  thrown some light on the occurrence,  were within reach _ when the notice  actually was given. The net, has to  receive a liberal construction in the  workman's interest. In my opinion if  the defendants have not been prejudiced  in their defence the imperfection of  notice cannot be raised as a defence in  bar to the action."  Price Five Cents  LOCAL NEWS,  EVENTS   OF    INTEREST   IN  AROUND NELSON.  AND  Brief  A STRANGE FREAK.  A Contractor at Ymir Robs llimseir anil  Then'Confesses.  ' .William Ryan, the contractor for the  road to the Porto Rico at Ymir, is in the  Nelson iail and will be tried in the superior court next week op a charge of perjury. On the 7th day of the present  month the wages duo to the men should  have been paid. JTbe money for this  purpose, amounting to $1,802.70,. came  to hand on the preceding day and Ryan,  the contractor, in company , with Mr.  McMullen, the foreman o/tiie Porto  Rico mine, left Ymir that day with the  packet containing the sum on his,person.  ,:Ryanplaced the money in the breast of  his shirt and retired for the night. At  5:45 next morning he raised "an alarm  and was found in a great state .of agitation. He said that. a mau had come to  his camp, fla-hihg a light in his face,  had covered him with a revolver and  ordered him to give up the money, and  on his refusing, had torn open his shirt  and taken it from .him. Ryan being  responsible for the mens' wages, he was  arrested at the "instance of Jamea'Mist-  (fiirth, ono of the sub-contractors on the  road, and brought before Justice Buck-  worth in Ymir.. No evidence being forthcoming against .him, however, he was  released on $100 bail. Early Tuesday  morning Ryan gathered his men together  and informed them that the story of the  robbery was altogether- fictitious, and  that he himself, had" stolen the money.  A spade was quickly obtained and a  manure, heap turned over at the spot  $pdicj  Mention    of   Happenings   In  District   During   lhe   I'a.st  Seven   I������ajn.  thc  Workers  on   thc Provincial Gaol   Were  Dissatisfied.  Until last Monday there was considerable complaint among the workmen employed on the provincial gaol building in  Nelson and one of them aired his grievance in the last issue of the Province. He  said: .  ' Upon the recommendation' of the  mayor, a resolution was passed that a  12-inch pipe be substituted for.the8 inch  pipe in the lateral sewers on Baker street  from Josephine to Ward and from Stanley  to Ward, in order that the storm water  may be properly cared for.' The mayor  was authorized to , purchase the.i-same  from Turner," Beeton & Coi for 65 cents  per foot. \ - ���������  Tenders for section B of the sewer  system extending on Ward street from  Baker to -Silicaand- laterals on Victoria  and Silica streets were received as follows:  H. H. .McDonald, $1131.25; Newlings &  Co., $1631.50: Breckinridge V Lund,  $1876.25. The mayor was authorized to  enter into a contract with McDonald.-  Adjourned.  ^PSJSSteifebjk.-Byan, when, the package  containing $������802:70 intact was discov^  es'ed. Mr. McMullen took charge -of  Ryan and the money, and brought them  down to Ymir, where the prisoner and  the package were handed over to ihe  care of 'Constable Forrester. Ryan was  sent on to the Nelson jail.  THE JUDGMENT SUSTAINED...  \oii-siiit   In   the Moore Damage Suit   Is  .    . Denied.  Mr. Justice Drake this week dismissed  the. motion'^-for a non-suit iu the case of  Mobro vs. the Hall Miues and ordered  tiiat judgement.'be.entered according to  the verdict which was for ������1000 damages  to the plaintiff. .    -   -  The motion of defendant for'a non-suit  was upon the-ground that the notice of  action had not been given by plaintiff  within the statutory time; viz., within 12  weeks'after the injury. .Mr. Justice  Drake found that subsection 5 of the  employers liability act of 1891, "enacts  that the want or insufficiency of the  notice required by that .section or by  section 9 shall not be a bar to the maintenance of the action of tho court before  whom the action is brought is of opinion  tbat there was reasonable excuse for the  want, or insufficiency of the notice and  thattthe defendant has not thereby been  prejudiced in his defence. This is a  limitation on the strictness'required by  section 9 and -on the facts existing here,  I am clearly of opinion that there was no  excuse for not giving the notice in time.  The accident, happened on. the 13th  January, 1897 nnd notice was not given  until May 28 following and no reason  was suggested, beyond the fact, that the  defendants who had taken the plantiffdn  It Was ISot Suicide.  A woman on the ^International from  Kaslo, last Tuesday, created a sensation,  by failing to wake up when' called. She  bad taken a stateroom the night before,  and wheii called at 8 a. m. on the following morningshe seemed to be under the  .influenceof some-drug.���������The-conclusion  was immediately jumped at that the woman had taken an overdose of morphine  or cocaine with suicidal intent and amateur physicians.and. surgeons developed  numerously. Mustard plasters, etc.,  were freely applied but they failed to  revive the sufferer. When thc boat arrived in Nelson Dr. La Ban took the patient " in charge and speedily, had her  beyond the danger line. .He said she  wns suffering from a"form of hysteria..  The".'name of the young lady is Miss  Maggie Tweedy, a waitress in the Bon  Ton restaurant and she is said to be  subject to fits of this- kind." At one time  in Basin ,City, Montana,' she became  insensible whilo on the streets and laid  in a heavy sleep for five days before she  could be aroused. On another occasion  sho slept steadily for five days. J\Then  she awoke from her.fifty hour sleep last  Wednesday evening she appeared to" be  somewhat daz?d but, was suffering !no  pain. The last thing she remembered  was eating her. dinner ou~ the International on*Monday evening. She had  taken no anesthetic of any kind. Her  condition differed, from catalepsy in that  she was enabled to move and seek more  comfortable positions on her couch. "  T. Tomlinson of Kaslo is registered at  "the Phair.  Mrs. Price and daughters of Kaslo are,  guests at the Phair.  Ex-mayor George Kane of Kaslo is  registered at the Phair.  Mr. R. G. McConnell left for his home  in Ottawa last Thursday. "   *"  A sitting of the county court will be  held in Nelson on Thursday, November  18.  Bruce White, of the Slocan Star, was  in Nelson during the week and registered  at the Phair.  Editor Mortimer-Lamb of the Miuing  Record of Victoria was a visitor to Nelson this week.  F. J. Finucane, manager of the Bank  of Montreal at New Denver, was a visitor  to Nelson this week.  O. D. Mott;> of Spokane, purchasing  agent for the-Nelson & Fort Sheppard  railway was in town yesterday.  Mr. nnd Mrs. E. Farrer of Toronto  aud George H. Ham of Montreal were  guests at the Phair during the week.  Dr. W. J. Quinlan, late ot Vancouver,  has concluded to reside permaoeutly in  Nelson where he will take up his profession of dentistry.  On Tuesday, Rev. G. H. Morden performed the marriage ceremony for John  D. Whittier and Miss Annie ��������� Roberts,  both of Nelson. ������   <���������  N. Y. Elliott and. J. D. McDonald of  Rossland are at the Grand Central. Mr.  McDonald is o:ie "of the best known  contractors in the district.  come citizens of the United States, is  prohibited in this state, except where  acquired by inheritance, under mortgage or in good faith in the ordinary  course of justice in the collection of  debts; and all conveyances of lands  hereafter made to any alien directly or  in trust for such alien shall be void.  Provided that the provisions of this  section shall not apply to lands containing valuable deposits of minerals  mcfculs, iron, coal or fh-e clay, and the>  necessary land for mills and machinery  to be used in the development thereof  and the manufacture of the products  therefrom. Every corporation, the  majority of the capital stock of which  is owned by aliens, shall be considered,  an alien for the purposes of this prohibition."  giveti this,  -   East  Kootenay Ore.'  Some samples-of ore were brought iu  from the. Fort Steele country this week  that appeared to be excessively rich. The  properties are located about 45 miles from  Pilot Bay and are, owned by the Pyramid Kootenay Mining company. A  member of the company who brought  the samples in, refused to talk for publication but said that the ,ledge was 32  feet inv width and all of it was the same  character as the sample. The sample  was almost a solid mass of copper pyrites, with some galena in it. No assay  ha3 yet been made. The gentleman also j  exhibited^a sample from an  'fir3t-"ofAa>series ofdances to be  winter by the Nelson Brass  Band and,������>rchestra, will take place next  Thursday evening, October 21st..  In the case of R. E. Lemou vs. C, E.  Sealey, Judge Forin yesterday gave  plaintiff judgment...for $117.18 and costs.  The counter claim was dismissed with  costs.-   ���������" ���������  ,.,H. J. Phair left on-Wednesday for a  two or three months trip,to San Fraucisco, Los Angeles and other points'of  iuterest. It is his first outing siuce the.  spring of 1891.  _JiIt isiinderstood" that~tlie"tfouble'~ be7  tween the.Hall Mines Ltd. and the Nelson Electric Light Co. has been settled  out of court and that all legal proceedings  have been quashed.  "Redely Mike" the telegraph boy for  the Spokane & Northern took an unex-  pected0 dip in the lako last Suuday.  He reached out of a canoe for a cluck  and got ducked.  In Spokane, last Thursday, a marriage  license was issued to John J. Walker and  Martha Heppner, both of Nelson, B. C.  Mr. Walker is engaged in thc watch and  jewelry business here.  - The steamer Nakusp which ran  aground iu the Columbia river below  Robson is being repaired aud will soon  be re-launched. It was found necessary  to jack her up" and build ways under her.  Thomas Moriarty and Miss Annie  Provo both, of Nelson willed be married  next������Tuesday evening.-at the Grand  Central hotel. Tho ceremony is to be  followed by a grand ball to which every  body is invited.  Hon. J. H. Turner ha3 decided that so  much of blocks 78 and 78a as will not" be  required for the right of way for the  Crow's Nest road, shall be set aside for  street purposes. Itis understood that  Oak street at the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway' depot will be " connected  through lots 21, 22, 23 and 21 in block  1. Nearly all the lots in block 77 were  purchseed at the government land sale  by Mr. Hamilton for the use of the  Crow's Nest road.  l'rosiicctlnK the Ground.  The Nelson Hydraulic Co. is engaged  in sinking prospect holes on its property  on Forty Nine creek to determine the  best method of working the ground next  seasoD. ��������� They have come to the conclusion that they will uncover the main  channel next year and be largely recompensed for their work. The bedrock of  the channel that was worked this year is  much higher thau the main channel and  it will be necessary to go back a considerable distance to start the work'of clearing  the latter. It is calculated that it will  require two season's work to clear the  main channel up.to the present workings'.  COUNTY COURT NOTES.    .  A. II. Itucliniian   Secures the Sandon Saw  Mill Site.  Judge Forin has entered judgment for.  the plaintiff in the case of A. H. Buchanan vs. George Lovett. The action  was for the possession of a sawmill site  at the town of Sandon, leased to defendant by plaintiff Lovett refused to give  up possession whenidemanded by,Buchanan and the lattWfJsought relief in" the  courts.' ,  ' ^"  ��������� '  ��������� YJ  '  In the case of J.-.M. Cook vs Eva Biirns,  judgment was rendered for plaintiff for  the amount paid "into^court by defendant. The court directed that plaintiff  pay, the defendant's costs and costs of  the suit... ��������� ������������������ ���������  Judgment for plaintiff was'rendered in'  the case ot Arcbei-&Cb. vs.D. M. Lin^������������������'���������  nard.   The suit arose .from: the.plumb*  ing of the Kaslo hotel. -. ., ��������� '���������    """  The case of J. J. Maloue vs. Magistrate  E. A. Crease was adjourned until next  court. This is the appeal from the judgment of the lower court iu the fire limits  by-law case, by which Malone was fined  $10 and costs for infringing upon^the  provisions of the by-law.  Judgment for the   plaintiff was rendered in the case of Miller & Armstrong  .  vs. Kane.   The suit was for possession of  a boiler at Kaslo.  Amusements.  -^The-������A-uslralian-Variety-an"d_Concer'r_  company will give an entertainment at  Neison on November 10:ah'd H.'-j-V" .>".-  The"concert stars Miss'Fra^^World':',  and.= Miss Marietta La Dell of Toronto :  will .appear in Nelson   at the   English  church on  Thursday, October 28. ' For  imitating children Miss La Dell has no  equal iu the world aud the Toronto Globe  in  speaking, of   her says that she is a  Siddons in tragedy, a Pixley in comedy,  a La;Dell in mimicry.   Of Miss World  the Toronto Mail and Empire has tp say:  "What was regarded by some as a doubtful, experiment was'the engagement of  Miss Francis World to reuder two soDgs.  ft was thought that the auditorium furnished  by the Armories would prove too  vast a space to be filled by n single voice.  But   happily   the,experiment not, ouly  turned out successfully   but hoyoud.all   -  expectations. '    Miss   World -made h'er  '  debut last night, aud, it may be said, won  her laurels by a single   verse.     There  could be uo mistaking tlie. fact that sho  possesses vocal  power.*    of exceptional  merit, and she will soon rise to more than -  local  fame.     J(cr  voice filled every part  of the immense building- so that every  word could  bo heard distinctly, and to  volume and power are to be added great  purity of tone and sweet expression.'*  WHAT THE LAW SAYS.  Allen*   Maj-   Onn. Mining   Properties in  Wailiinsfon.  There seems to .be  a   wide spread  adjoining j misunderstanding    relative     to'   the  A Mine In llie Street*.  Confractor W. C. McLean 'created  somewhat ot a sensation last Tuesday by  placing a discovery post on Stanley  street near l Silica. On it he informs  the public that he has located the Klondike mine. It appears that workmen iu  digging the sewer trench at the point  named, ran across a four foot ledge  showing copper and iron. Mr. McLean  took some of the rock to an assayer and,  without waiting for returns, planted a  discovery post. Just what he intends to  do with it is a matter of conjecture.  claim which wa3 full of native copper.! prohibition placed upon aliens in the  He said that there was lots of it and that j state of "Washington a.id reference is  the ledge was a strong one.  to work ������fter   his  discharge from the' of Pilot Riv.  ' Born In rnjlaud.  At Newton Abbot, Devon, England,  on August 29, a daughter was born to  the wife of J. E. Houghton. Tlie  happy father Ls at present :i resident  Bids ror llie I'fuircli.  ���������    At n general meeting of the congrega-  ! tion  of   the   Euglish   church   held last  being continually made in newspapers ! Wednesday    evening,    about- a  dozen  that  "Canadians cannot own mining j tenders were received for the building of  properties in that stat<>."   Tlie provi- ] the new church, ranging from S3000 to  sion  of tlie constitution in question is  found in article2. section 33, as follows:  "The ownership of lands by aliens,  other than   those   who in good faith  SISXXJ. It was decided not to commence  the work so late on in the year as this,  but to give .Messrs. Thompson and Bell  the  option   of   doing  the  work in tho  na  a  *������������������  Of,  have declared their intention to be-! spring at their present figure. THE MINER NELSON. B. C, SATURDAY. OCT. 16, 1897.  &  ^Ite -Jttiiwr.  THE MINER in printed on Saturdays, and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies five cents.  CONTHACT ADVERTISEMENTS   inserted  '   ut tho rate of $3 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rule of loceiiU per nonpareil line lirst  insertion, and 10 cenU per line for each subsequent insertion. .Advert isements miming  for'Hhorter pcrio<l than three month* are  claHsed transient.  AUj COMMUNICATIONS to tho Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address  of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but us evidence of kooiI fuith.  THE LAIIKL on your paper shows the dale on  which your paid up subscription expires.  If in arrears kindly remit and see that thc  date is changed, which should be suillcient  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in llrsl-rsitc style at thc  shortest notice.  IDDMtt     .  The Miner Printing; & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  &  LODGE MEETINGS.  NKLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethcrn invited.  ' \V. B. Siiaw, Secretary.  I.  O,  O.   F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No. 16, meets every Monday night,  at   their  ������Jull.  Kootenay st'oct.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  AVM. IIODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, OCT, 16, 1897.  THE NEW PARTY.  In the recent convention of thc New  Party held at New Westminster,  Kootenay was not represented. That  probably was her own fault. Kootenay is extremely, busy with her  particular occupation of mining and  New''Westminster is a long way off.  Before sending a delegate to the convention it would have been necessary  to hold some preliminary meeting here  to appoint a delegate and to agree  upon some line of future action which  he should either inaugurate himself or  follow on the lead of others. Busy  men care little for politics and nil our  o  good men are extremely busy. It is  owing to this cause that nothing was  was done.  The people of the rest of British  Columbia must not, however, suppose  that we are apathetic, that we care  not how or by whom we are governed.  The fact is that we do care a very  great deal. . Legislation is of vital  importance to us. Mining matters  are sure to occupy largely the attention of all British Columbian parliaments and in Kootenay are the chief  centers of mining activity. It would  not lie. inappropriate if the member  from Kootenay took thc lead not only  at the convention but in the House  itself.  it is time however that something  theatre for the discussion   of   international subjects.  A question arose at the New Westminster convention which does not  seem to have been settled. It was  whether Dunsmuir party lines should  \m allowed to influence the choice of  candidates for the Provincial house.  Tliere appears to be no reason why  they should do so. Provincial members can scarcely he called upon to  discuss Lhe questions which divide the  parties at Ottawa. There has been a  tendency of late for the local parliament to make suggestions to the  Federal government, which is a most  improper practice, for it opens the  way to the discussion of subjects at  Victoria with which our provincial  parliament has nothing whatever to  do and the sooner it is stopped the  better.  In one way however it will be almost  impossible to avoid treading on -the  larger party lines. Members of the  British Columbian parliament must be  enemies of monoplies. They must  allow no more to be entered on the  statute hooks, while in thc settlement  of those unfortunately already granted  they must keep before them the  legend "The land for the people."  Now men to do this inust.be liberals,  ,the old conservative party is too much  Wrapped up with monopolies for any  member of it ever to shake off thc  taint of them.  quite able to hold her own against the  rebellious tribesmen, but it is none the  less pleasant to have her trusty sons  going up to do battle by her side, and  it is just as well for the youngsters of  the advantage of seeing actual service  in company with the liest soldiers the  world produces. The present incident  is not an outcome of the recent colonial  mania of the puhilec. The same  colonics assisted, it will be remembered  in Egypt in 1882. Many other offers  were made but only these two  accepted. Canada of course stands  alone as the chief detached part of the  empire while to New South Wales is  generally conceded the honor of being  the representative colony of Australasia.  PKOrESSMMAl CABM..  INTERNATIONAL   JOURNALISM.  was done in the way of choosing some  one to represent Kootenay in the  independent party of reform. Men  must remember that however much  their time is occupied by their own  affairs they still- owe something to  'their country, besides it is not at all  improbable that they may be able to  guide legislation into better channels  for the promotion of milling, which is  at once their own business and that of  every man, woman and child in  Kootenay. This last statement may  appear at first to be inaccurate, but  take away the mines and what have  you left? The whole population  would vanish like the. mists of morning  before the rising sun. This fact should  not he forgot ton. Theie are 20,000,  possibly more, people in West Kootenay and every meal they eat and  every dollar in their pockets conies in  some way or other from. Kootcnay's  mining interests.  It would be premature perhaps to  discuss the merits of the several  genltemen who .naturally seem to be  fitted to-represent us in Parliament.  The choice should be made hy public  meeting convened irom all the towns  and it is tb be hoped that all the. petty  local jealousies will be dropped for the.  occasion. In order to bring about  such a desirable result some town  should - be' chosen for the meeting  which-has no interests to serve and  which can scarcely be expected to  supply a candidate. Robson is just  such a place. - Its inhabitants at  present are very few and it does not  yet clash with Nelson or Rosslaial or  Kaslo. It is fairly central and is  admirably suited for the purpose. In  Australia the little old world colony of  Tasmania is generally selected as the  locality of intercolonial meetings,  while in Europe, Switzerland ,s  generally looked upon as the proper  The recent meeting of the Institute  of Journalists of England, held at  Cardiff in Wales, was attended by two  Canadian journalists of note, Major  Maclean of Montreal, president of the  Canadian Press Association and Mr.  Willison, editor of the Toronto Globe.  These gentlemen urged their hosts to  follow the lead of the British Association and hold their next meeting in  Canada. Ib is to be hoped that the  suggestion, will be acted on. It is  possible then. that the notices of  Canadian matters "edited" in England  may lose their comical inaccuracies,  but make up for them by the correct-,  ness that comes from personal  acquaintance. We as British Columbians are of course proud when the  Klondyke gold field is described as  a part of our own golden province (as  it ought to be) but we should feel  annoyed if Kootenav was mixed up  with the Rainey river, and ascribed to  Ontario. Things Canadian would  receive more frequent and reliable  notice, if the journalists of England  were conversant with the country  itself.  While    seeking    to    improve    the  English press, we must not forget our  whieir  Heretofore-every winter there has  been great anxiety about the freezing  up of our waterways, Until last year  in fact no effort was made to keep the  Arrow lake route open, nnd the outlet  from Nelson to Balfour was only made  navigable by a combination of mild  winters and diligent ice cutting, The  Slocan river line, now almost completed, dismisses all apprehension on  this score. ProDably no effort will be  made to keep the Arrow lakes open,  as by means of the new line the C.P.R.  has a route to Nelson and Rossland  unaffected by ice, while the ore from  Kaslo will only require , an open  channel as far as Five Mile Point and  even if that be closeed it can, without  much extra cost be all sent out the  other way.  The Methodists of Nelson are adding  largely to the appearance of Silica street  and the town generally by the enlargement of their church. The site occupied  is a prominent one find the church stands  up well in view. Tbe church of England  at present occupies an unpretentious  building in. the same street which might  be a school or anything else, but the  congregation has deeided to build itself a  church worthy of the name. Building  orations however have been wisely  deferred until the spring because it is  somewhat late in the year for the erection  of brick and stone work and the interval  will enable .the managers to collect the  various sums that have been promised  and so not to enter upon a considerable  expenditure until they have cosh on hand  to meet it.   A wise course.  loon.  D. J. CHRISTIE. INSURANCE. REAL  Estate and Rental Arent.. District Agent  la Life Assurance Company. Money-to  Mara block, Baker otreet. 770  AH. HOLDICH. ASSAYKB AND. AN A-  ���������   lytical Chemist, HaU street, Nelson. 701  L.  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   NO-  Ury Public, Slocan City. *5i  ML. OKIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTKR,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public. Ktc., Sandon  B. C. (131)  DR. H. E. HALL, RESIDENT DENTIST.  Nelson, B.C. Oold and Porcelain Crowns  inserted, .old teeth treated by the latent  methods. Teeth extracted without pain of  giving laughing gas.   Term? strictly cash.   091  t~^ EO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND 8UR-  \X geon. Office, Baker street, S doors went  of postofMce, up stairs. {SIX)  EM. SANDILANDS, QENERAL AGENT  ���������   Fire   Insurance   and  Mining  Broker,  Sandon, B. C. SCO  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.  riORE.  BURNET tc CO., PROVINCIAL  \JT. and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B.C.   Rooin No.  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store.  1, over  644  FOR RENT.  Comfortable, warm rooms cheap, Ave minutes walk from poetofflce.  Apply at Minkk office,  WANTED.  SITUATION-By a competent lady bookkeeper. Good collector. ;Would also do clerking.   Address MISS CAMPBELL.  771 Box 121. Nelson,  WE ARE  Now ready  own "short comings, of which tHe^  greatest is the lack of an independent  supply of cable news from the old  country. At present the information  we get comes through, an American  association and is first chosen and  dished up to suit the palate of cousin  Jonathan and then flavored by some  editor on thc other side to. suit the  views of his special readers, Thus it  is. that we read in a paper published  just across thc line-that the Canadian  AliC'.ster of Finance had gone to  England to raise a loan of f 200,000,000  at a high rate of interest to pay off  the indebtedness of Canada. Cau  anything be more absurd?  rrogrcM of tke Sewers.  Contractor Newling. stales that the  sewer construction work for section A  will be' practically completed by tonight and the trimming will only take  about cue day more. There bos been no  bitch or delay of'any kind since tbe  work was started and the weather has  been exceptionally * favorable, the  ground was easily worked and only in  one place was timbering required to hold  the walls of the trench.   The contract  The construction of the Crow's Nest  Pass line is proceeding apace and it is  possible that the 330 miles of line will  lie finished in the shortest time on  record. It is not quite known where  it will strike Kootenay lake, nor when  it will reach-Nelson as the work along  the west shore of the lake is said to be  extremely heavy, but communication  between its terminus on the lake and  Nelson will be made by means of huge  barges carrying whole trains. The  line known as the Bedlington and  Nelson is also a live issue and construction will be shortly commenced.  This will connect the Great Northern  at Bonner's Ferry with the lake and  communication with Nelson and Kaslo  will as in the case of the Crow's Nest  Pass line, be made by barges.  was taken at an exceptionally low figure  but favorable conditions hare permitted  the contractor to make wages.  SPOKANE FSUIT FA1B.  The sentiment that inspires the offer  of troops by the colonics to the mother  country to assist in her small wars,  and the spirit iu which these offers are  accepted is the surest sign of British  unity that we have. Just now Canada  aud New South Wales have offered aid  in the Indiaii frontier and probably  before this is in print these offers will  be accepted.  Great Britain is probably  lias  Been mere  S������eeri������r������l  lhan   the  rrevlaas Tear..  The fruit fair this year has been greatly superior to last in almost every respect and i effects great credit on Mr.  Bolster and his assistants. The general  entertainment on the, stage is good for  more tban the entrance fees, and the  beautiful fruit is a grand lesson to the  visitors of the resources of the country.  The exhibits from British Columbia are  under the charge of Mr. E. Hutchinson,  Laduer, B. C, and although uot as large  or good as they might be, if the growers  ia B.C. took more iuterest in the matter, still they have takeu good rank and  have received about thirty prizes.  The miniug exhibits ore not what tbey  should be from any district. ; Mr. J. D,  Sibbald has a fair exhibit from the North  Kootenay district bnt is much cramped  for room, and the same may be said of  the Boundary Creek district. Ainsworth  and Fort Steele are fairly well represented and there is an exhibit from Rossland  and Trni', kindly lent by Col. Topping.  Nelson district is not represented at all,  except by some ore from the Salmon  river.. Another year, if mineral exhibits  are made, it should be the duty of some  one to see that a better display is made.  The most interesting feature of tbe  fair to mining men is probably Taylor's  Air Compressor.  To attend to your  wants in all lines of  DRUGS  AND  STATIONERY  Elliot Block, corner Stanley and  Baker streets.  Canadian Drug and Book Co.  766 LIMITED.  F.LI. OSLER and J, W. CARWIN  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  asrur-soisr   -  -      B.O.  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. 0.  lio  G. D. CURTIS  ^J=3AROHITEOT������=fe^-  ������l   *VEB TIMJIMKH' BOOK 8TOBE.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  1NSUKANCE and ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION AGENT.  VIOTORIA ST.,  211  NELSON, B. O.  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  , HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $i.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $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.  <119)  F. J, Van Buren has purchased the Criterion Restaurant and is prepared to serve Oic Best Meal  in the City.  A FIRST OLASS MEAL SERVED FOR 25 CENTS.  All white help.  769 Baker street, 5 doors north of post oflice.  COQL REFRESHING D���������s  ^V-* ^ -������������������' ^NELSON SODA WATER   FACTORY-A-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                      Orders delivered promptly.  KB  F.   O.   B03C  88   Too late in the season for  Summer Shoes but we have _  the line of Goods for Fall Ki  Wear. i  w  The Ladies can secure a swj  fit in our store no matter gM  what last is worn. ' s|m  ii  THE NELSON SHOE CO.  CO  We are headquarters in  Nelson for Fine Shoes and  Rubber Goods.  Company,   \  Spokane, Wash.  THUBIG-STOiyBrSpokaiie,  One of the Sights of Spokane.   One of the  . Great Stores of .  the Northwest. ���������  The Great^-       ,  Mailorder  House  Of the Northwest.  ������S*jrj ouriiiieV~ If so doii'"t fad to Hd  see our fine stock of Fall jlsfl  Goods. p)������  msmmmmmma  WE HAVE THEM  FOR THE PARLOR  FOR THE KITCHEN  FOR THE BEDROOM  FOR THE STORE  FOR THE OFFICE  ALL KINDS  AND SIZES  QUEEN  HEATEES  Tinsmithing, Plumbing,  Satisfaction Guaranteed  UWEENOE HARDWARE CO.  A Triumph, B'Goshl  Surveyors,  Architects,  Civil Engineers,"  Fields Level, Cross Section Books,  T Squares, Set Squares, Protractors, Scales, Tracing Linen and Paper, Detail Cartridge, Eggshell,  Whatman Hand Made and Cloth  Mounted Drawing Papers. Blue  Print in all weights. Roe's Steel  Tapes always in stock.  Thomson Stationery Co, Ltd.  3G2 VANCOUVEB, B. C.  AVith us it is Satisfaction  Or your money back.  Send for our  Catalogue for fall anb  TCUnter.  It will be Mailed Free to  you. It will be the, means  of saving you money. Do  not fail to secure one,  mm  You  are invited to visit bur  Great Store when in Spokane during the  Fruit Fair������>  Make the Big Store your  headquarters.  HYGENIC  VENTILATED  They keep Feet dry by a free circulation of air.    Greatest discovery of  Y      -   -      the age.    Call ahd see them.  :p. O.  STOKE!    2 J. A.  , 18 and 20 BAKER STREET.  GILKER  *0   ������������������*  %%%%%%  JUST RECEIVED!!  Upwards of 600 boxes.  Boxes of Choice Crabs,  last long. ���������/'.'  M. Des Brisay.& Co.  A few  Won't  INOOBPOEATED  1670.  Whitehouse Company  Howard, @  Riverside,  Sprague-  ������  7������r  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the "best Flour.  Vfe do not make claims, "but only ask  the fe-vor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to "be the "best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B.C.  505 THE MINER, NELSON B;.C., SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 1897.  nsnaLsoiN"  I  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  GVlARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  -8  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  Ever brought into Kootenay.  Dintler Sets* Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Fancy Goods,  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47  482  Telephone No. io  M. II. SMITH .������ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  "WEITE   FOE   HPIRICE   XiIST.  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (*")  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Hossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan Gity.  ^We are prepared to supply consumers with  , all kinds'of Fresh and Cured Meats at rea- ..'-  sonable prices.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   53*  F. C. G AMBLE J. P. FRANCIS J. O'REILLY,  M.Inst. CK.                -M. Can. Soc. C. K.  '             - Assoc. M. Inst. C. K.      P. L. S. for B.C.  M. Am. Soc. C. K.         1\ h. S. for B. C.     - Rossland, B. C -  (Uito Hes.Kng. Hop. ot Pub. Wks. of Canada in 11. C.)  Nelson, U. C. ,                          -              ' .-,                  -         ..  -' -,-  ���������  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,  Accountants and General Agents  Agents Insurance Company of,North America    '      ~  NELSON AND ROSSLAND, a    -   : ,': : WEST KOOTENAY  -:. C90   . -_ __   . . BRITISH COLUMBIA    .    .",        . -\      ......  MANUFACTURERS 0P-.  Armstrotig & Morrison  RIVETEDSTEEL  pjpg    ALL  SIZES   \  GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS; ORE CARS, Etc.  Complete Water Wnrks Outfit umm  4 ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION .  715 S^;blY .VANCOUVER, B.C.  CATALOCUt  "Beau-ideal" 5hape  ���������makes the foot look slender. "' Straight sided  sole���������full box toe, ridged at top, in latest  mode. Roomy but narrow looking.' Laced,  Buttoned, Congress, or Oxford. Black, Tan,  Seal'Brown, Carmine, Wine color, 13 leathers  ���������i;jhaffsizcs.���������5 widths.���������Goodyear Welt.  .���������$3-5������> $4-5������> $5-S������-    Stamped on sole.   .  "The Slater Shoe."  UILKEK ������ WELLS, Sole Agent* fop Xelson. GS1     GHEES B1IOS., Agents at Kaslo.  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS 0     WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIRE HOSE  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDL1ERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  im  ; By'MATT-GRIX.   il-fei  Copyright, 180S.   fiSS -  CHAPTER I  Whoiv Mrs." Col. Waring sold her ojd  ���������home'in Virginia nnd went to New York  to live, 6ho frankly confessed thnt it was  for tho solcpurposo of giving lier daughters the advantages of social lifo, and the  opportunity to marry well.  . Frankness' scorned ono of Mrs. Col.  Waring's crowning charms. Hcr'poverty,  tho boiiiity of her (laughters, her .motherly anxiety and ambition for thoir future,  woro nil carefully ncknowlcdgod; but dis-.  cr'oriou went hand, in- hand with this  candor.' Tlio lady was shrewd enough to  knoiV perfectly well when and with whom  to talk so freely. 'Her audiences woro  carefully selectod. Men wero apt to pity  and admiro hor, but. a few' Ill-natured  women had declared her to bo a deliberate and selfish schemer. However, Mrs.  Col. Waring suffered littlo from theso  scurrilous attacks.  She was a small, slightly-built woman,  with a thin face, queor gray ' eyes'' and-  dark hair "tinged silvery on* tho temples.  Sho dressed plainly and always' very  markedly as a widow, but woro some  handsome rings on her slender hands. No  ono ever observed Mrs. Col. Waring without also observing the old-fashioned cluster diamond on her forefinger. It seemed  to assist largely in tho perfection of her  plans. When occupied with somo knotty  problem sho would .turn ��������� and twist it  around on her finger incessantly. As for.  the colonel, he had fought gallantly for  the .confederacy, and, finally lost his life  in its service. People, who ��������� knew the  family well had liked him rather better  than his wife. He had been a handsome,:  robust man, as healthy in mind as in  body, a truly candid soul without any  pretense or make believe. -The. daughter,  inherited his beauty, and they might have  resembled him more in spirit had he lived  to train, and influence ,them. But they  knew the pinch of-poverty and felt it all  the. more because their mother-.chafed  under it so sorely. - Her high estimate of  money and position had its influence with  them, and.tho two eldest daughters married according tq. her wishes. They had  the opportunity,, for tho Warings were remotely connected with' a moderately well-  to-do and very aristocratic family���������according .to the New York standard of aristocracy���������while Tom Waring, who bad made  and lost two : or three fortunes on the  stock exchange, rendered valuable service  in bringing some of his moneyed friends  to tho house. . So her sisters married, and  then it.was Barbara's turn.   ..  For her, Mrs.; Waring had made her  most ambitious *, plans.., Sho was undoubtedly more > attractive than either of  her. sisters, although , they .were much  handsomer. Sho was charming but not  eager to please, therefore men were anxious to please her, and then-she possessed  a decided "stylo'.' to which she as well as  her mother attached decided value. -. She  listened tp her mother's worldly counsel  with a ready acceptance of its wisdom.and  a cool impartial appreciation of her'gifts  and .-what was due her family pride. It  would be an exceptional man indeed who  could win-her. ��������� Her marriage should be  a - triumph beforo - wli ich alb tho" Waring  marriages would pale into utter insignificance. Sho desired money, the prestige of  a fine old name, and a brilliant mind.  Sho would neither marry a rich'fool nor  a poor genius. Sho read.the .-history of  famous andfascinatingwomen,pored over  accounts of the French seasons and wished  that she could have ono of her.own. Her  lip curled with disdain' "at tho thought of  contenting herself with the frivolous pastimes of a mere"society woman. It was  her vaguely outlined plan to draw about  her tho highest and best in 'all the arts  -and professions, to become a patron .of  genius and be noted for her brilliant  gatherings as well as tho perfection of her  gewns. Lovo had not oven been considered. - Indeed it rather pleased her to think  that she couldn't lovo very deeply, that  .her -head, her well poised,_j������rtlstlcaily_  "dressed head~would~ always govern her.  ''A" littlo unwomanly" Tom Waring  would say to himself when his thoughts  wandered in- heir direction.' "Not very  deep cither I fancy, but taking���������immensely taking." '���������'   " '!  Waring was a stout, florid bachelor who  had been through au" endless' number of  love affairs and who still retained his  chivalroiis admiration "for women... Ho  hnd taken tho protty Waring girls under  a semi-paternal wing and felt it his duty  to administer many solemn warnings on  worldly ambition. But as he Invariably  delivered .those warnings after dining  freely -he- only ��������� provoked laughter aud  affectionate raillery. Barbara exasperated him very much.  "A fellow might kill himsolf for you,  and I don't believe 'you'd know enough  to care a bawbee!" ho exclaimed, ouo  .evening.  Sho leaned her head lazily against tlie  back of her chair.  "Ah! well, perhaps not so bad as  that," sho- said, ,nonchalantly. "But a  man who would do suoh a decidedly imbecile thing .1). hardly worth pitying,  don't you thiuk so?" -<  "IJwonder," said Waring, looking  quizzically at her, "I wonder if you are  not posing. It is your ovident desire to  appear very flinty, and you play your part  well���������very well. But I'm sorry. I wish  girls would be moro simple and natural."  His earncsness amused her.  "I think it would bo very tedious to  have to keep up a pose before you, Cousin  Tom, one of my own family���������tedious and  unprofitable. Girls.nrc natural, - only  they are not all-- angels, but ��������� human  beings, like thc rest of tho^ world. If I  can't fall madly in love or don!t want to,  what's the difference? 1 think the people  in love .arc about tho most - wretched  creatures I know, always swinging between heaven and hell."  "You've been well trained. Miss Waring. A fish would be more warm-blooded  compared.to you."  Barbara refused to be piqued.  .'  "Mamma is admirable, but I have a  reason of xny own whicli occasionally is  able to assert itself."  "Your reason be hanged!" cried Waring, rising from bis' seat in a passionl'  "It doesn't'scem to prevent you from accepting all the adoration that is offered  you." c  "You positively crow rude, Cousin  Tom. Don't you think it would be wise  for you to go homo and sleep off your ill  temper?"  "I beg your pardon, Barbara. I have  to let myself out occasionally, you know.  But- what has reason to do with love-  genuine true-hearted love, you know?"  Barbara's eyes glinted.  "I don't see why it shouldn't have a  great deal to do with it, and think' If it  did thsre'd be fewer. unhapfey pod������le Id  the world���������fewer divorces oven." There  is no reason' whatever for people throwing common sens* to the wind simply because they fall in'lovo, For my" part���������"  **-; VBy jovo! Barbara you arc stunning,  ��������� really." - I'd like to possess a little of your  coolness' when stocks are going down nnd  ' the" market smashes. Your sorenity is  worth a fortune."  Barbara passed through three seasons  and received a number of offers of mar-  liagc. They wero nil rejected, however.  She had not yet found what she wanted.  "And you uovor will, my dear Barbara,  depend upon it You'll cither marry  some poor devil, or die an old maid," said  tho irrepressible Tom, who - watched her  social career with unabated interest.  Barbara involuntarily stole.a glance at  herself In n mirror.  - "Oh, you aro not losing your attractiveness, I must admit. You wear marvel-  ously well. " His voice sank to a suggestion of tendornoss. "You- could bo a  matchless woman if you had a heart. "   -  " A very necessary portion of one's anatomy, I should say.   I hope I have one."  "A tireless machine, to propel your  blood, tlmt is all���������not capable of much  feeling."  "It loves you," sho said, with a sudden  bewitchingly soft smile. That was one  of-the fascinating things about Barbara  ���������the little glimpses of womanliness occasionally peeping tantalizingly through  her colorless langour.  "Oh, come, now, none of your artful  coquetries on me!' he exclaimed, flushing and stroking his gray mustache.  "Then you must stop harking back to  that old theme. Wc settled it long ago...'.'  ��������� ."No, we havo not settled it. We never  can as long as you refuse .to���������"  ' "To see through your oyes?"  ;" To see what you aro missing. Butl  guess you are all right���������some sides - of  you, at any rate. I believe you'd make a  first-rate mother.    Now, wouldn't you?  Sho had relapsed into her usual indifference.  . "I really.never gave the matter a  thought," she said, then suddenly broke  through again and laughed' a gay, delightful laugh. ' 'How you' do overflow  with sentiment. You must have beeu in  love a score of times."  ."I have."  "And your heart?  I suppose it U in a  - very fragmentary condition?"  ��������� "On the contrary, it has been enriched  by;every experience,"   he  replied,  -with  dignity.   "My first love ��������� affair occurred  ' when I was only twelve years old.   What  'an,experience!   What profound emotion  thrilled my soul !*''  . He sighed deeply, throwing his head  back and gazing retrospectively at the  celling.  ���������: "And when did the' last affair end?"  . Barbara inquired casually.- ,  .'-' Waring came out of his sentimental reverie with a slightly disconcerted air.  ..."Oh���������ah, it hasn't ended."  "Indeed!"  -- "Yes, she is the dearest little woman ia  the world."   ���������  '.'How interesting! Why don't you  marry her?" '  "Sho���������ah, is already, married. It is a  purely platonlc sentiment between us, I  assure you, Barbara. She Is neglected and  "I..pity her. I shall never marry."  ' Just then Mrs. -Waring's niece broke into the conversation. She had all the while  been seated near the window. - -y ...  Y- "Tom, Tom, why do you talk such nonsense? Of course you will marry. There  Is a Divinity that shapes our ends."  "A peroxide of hydrogenod ono will  probably shape his," Barbara remarked  from tho cabinet 1manteL where sho was  now standing rearranging her hair.  . Waring dinod down town with some  friends that evening, and then returned  to his rooms to make soma changes in hii  "fc-v;  OH,   COME,  NOW,  SOKB OT   TOUR  ARTFUL  COQUETRY.  toilet beforo going' on to- the Lyceum,  whore ho had promised to meet Barbara  and her mothor. He had Imbibed so freely of champagne that he was overflowing  with joyouenoss.  "I am not drunk, but Jove, my head  docs feel peculiar, "'he muttered, to himself. "That champagne must havo been  extra dry, suro onough. "  At the last moment ho discovered somo  letters on the table.' He .turned them  over carelessly, .while humming a popular  air. A foreign postmark attracted his  eye, and ho opened that letter, pushing  the others aside to be rend tt a more convenient time. It was from an old acquaintance traveling abroad.  . "And now, Waring, I come to tho re/U  point of this discourse. My son is on his  vray to America. Ho hus foolishly entangled himself in a lovo affair with u  young wldoW over here"; and I -am anxious to break off the whole matter. Ho  will call upon you in New York, and I  beg you, for the sake of our friendship in  the past, to lock nftcr him. You know  all. tho belt people. Introduce him to  some charming girls and try." if possible,  to make him forget his widow. Pleaso  do not let him know that I have prepared  you for his visit, lam quite recovered  from the most serious of my ailments.  Ever your friend,        o     James Noel."  For a moment-Waring struggled with  his befogged memory trying to place  James Noel. -  "Oh, yes; oh, yes," he said finally, "I  k'now who it is now. James Noel went  abroad with his family years ago,'and his  daughter married a prince or something of  that kind. Why, of course, awfully sick  man, Jim Noel. Didn't suppose he'd bo  alive a month after he left America. Why,  I knew the Noels beforo the war���������fine old  family, and Jim mado money till yon  couldn't rest.   Perfect loads of it."  He mused ovor the' letter nnd the responsibility thrust upon him for a moment.    Then a brilliant idea struck him.  "I'll introduce him to Barbara���������that's  the thing", the very thing.- If he's not  hopeless she'll cure him. Yes, I'll introduce him to Barbara."  He winked at himself in the mirror, and  gathered up his hat and gloves. At the*  same instant a servant appeared at tho  door with a card.  Waring took it and gave vent to a prolonged whistle, but in a moment he remembered himself through the haze of  his astonishment. u  "Show the gentleman up,  show him  up," he said,quickly. - '.'Now, I must be  careful what I say; funny that he should  call the very day I get tho letter.   Wonder if he looks liko his father.   I am vory  'glad to see you, Mr. Noel," he exclaimed  'heartily as a blonde, good-natured looking  young man  entered tho room.   "Knew  your fathor very well; I ought to say cx-  : tremely well.   I'm happy to wclcomo'you  to America; very happy indeed to welcome  you to America."  "You are kiud, Mr. Waring," said Noel.  "I promised my father I would look you  up if I ever came to New York."  "Delightful of him to remember his  old friend' '���������hypocritically, and with liis'  hand upon tho letter iu'his pocket.  "Ho always spoko of you in tho warmest  tones, sir," said thc young man. seriously. He did not appear an entirely spoiled  or wilful youth. IIo was older than  Waring had expected, judging from his  father's letter, and even through tho simple candor of his manner one might havo  ^03ii a .suggestion of satisfactory reserve  force and self-reliance. Waring insisted  upon taking liim to the theatre, and  learned during the drivo  tliat Noel had  V FOREIGN POSTMARK  ATTRACTED HIS EYE.  studied art abroad, and that ho expected  to set up a studio in Now York. Ho did  not speak of his family, and Waring tactfully refrained from making inquiries.  He introduced the young man to his relatives and managed during tho evening to  whisper into Mrs. Col. Waring's ear some  Information aboj.it his aristocratic family,  and his father's wealth, enlarging especially upon the princess. Mrs. Col. Waring absorbed all these details as a hungry  flsh docs water after being out on dry  land. ���������-   '  "He's.very ambitious, too. Works, you  know, for tho love of it. Will suit Bar-  barn to a T," Waring added, as sho smiled  blandly upon the young man.  But when he had slept off tho offocts of  the dinner ho had almost forgotten  Nool's existence Somo. mining investment called him away to the west and he  left at a day's.'.notice, merely writing a  line of farewell to Mrs. Waring and her  daughtor. , ���������_  CHAPTER II.  Jasper Noel did suit Barbara exactly,  even more perfectly than sho had ever  fancied nny man could. He was ��������� frank  and simple of manner and open of speech,  but had a strong will, and Barbara loved  a strong will. - Then ho nlso lsad that generosity which is apt to accompany the artistic temperament. His admiration'' for  women was of thc idealistic sort, tenderly  chivalrous -and revorential. Barbara  laughed to-herself over his unworldly  faith, whilo tho sensation of tears stung  her eyes. She saw that liis worldly experience had not been- excessively broad or  else that he had passed along with eyes  closed to tho selfishness and folly of her  set. Ho painted well, surprisingly well  for a youug man of such great expectations, and devoted himself assiduously  to work. That. also appealed to 'her.  "He will-be great as well as rich, and he  is so lovable, so lovablo," she acknowledged lo herself.  Sho had always expected to be interested  in the personality of the man she married,  but not to the extent that Noel absorbed  her. It was almost alarming. l,"I think  I love him; yes, I'm sure I lovo him. "  She rested her chin on her hands and  mused awhile. - Why should her--heart  beat so fast and every time sho recall  "cdV tender "glanco"or���������i^wliiiTperod-word  of his? Ho never had'inado lovo to her as  -other men, why should she blush and palpitate? "Well, positively, this is thc first  real mystery I ever camo across in my life.  I  feel so  different,   so  very   different.'  She began walking the floor of her little  room with a restlessness that would have  astonished Mrs. Waring could that lady  havo been a spectator. "Yet thoy say  --that's always thc. way," she continued  musing to herself. "One reads about it  until one is weary and yet ono is drawn  on just tho same, and it is always new."  - The deep disquiet of hor soul bewildered her. Thore were somo trinkets on her  .bureau and she arranged and rearranged  these, scanning thc effect each time as  though tlio result were a matter of grave  moment. But her-thoughts were all the  while busy, with otlier things., Finally  obeying an impulse she put on her best  walking gown aud set forth for Noel's,  studio, but this'wns the first time she"  had ever gone alono, and sho wondered  now what her  mothor  would suy.   But  turcsqucness of tho child was not entirely  lost upon lier. ������������������  "Sho is very good," sho agreed, absently, and now tliat sho stood in his presence  wished that she had not como. "Please  go on with' your work,'' sho begged after  a moment. ' "I shall feel sorry- if you  don't,'~nnd talk to mo about your model. -  Whoro did you find her?"  ."On tho street. Do sit here on this-  chair whero I can seo yon, too, if I am to  work whilo you aro here. "   ���������  But she was too restless, uneasy over  tho boldness of hor visit, to sit down. She  continiied to walk' around looking a������  sketches and odds and ends of drawing. ���������  Noel's oyes followed nil her movements  nnd his interest In his work 'flagged.  When Barbara saw tho littlo model stealing softly away, somo shining coins in  her dirty littlo hand, she felt that sho too  must go.  "Not just this moment." ho pleaded,  putting out his hand.  "But 1 only camo in for a moment. I  havo some shopping���������an appointment���������"  she stammered, blushing and confused.  Then she looked up at him as they stood  facing each other, and ho took one of hor  hands betweeu both of his.  "Is it true, Barbara?"  "Is what true?"  "I lovo. you, lovo you so, do you lovo  mo a little? I���������I scum to read it in your  eyes.''  "Oh, you must let me go," sho breathed, suffering an inlous������r fright over hor  own emotion than over tho impropriety  of tho situation, standing thero alono  with him in his studio.  "Yes] this instant, sweetheart; but I'm  coming this evening to see yon."  "Yes, come." sho faltered, as sho vanished through the doorway and flod downstairs.  Thc engagement was publicly announced in a fow days. Mrs. Col. Waring  -believed in letting the world appreciate  her triumphs. Slie confided thc story 1 f  Noei's wealth and high connection to two  or ihivo gossipy friends, and tho poor  princess figured largely in the  story, too.  Littlo notices crept into tho papers and  Barbara was envied as well as admired.  Noel was too blissfully happy to> heed  anything outsido of his sweetheart and his  pictures. He had beon accepted, and  discriminating critics had given thom  high praise. It .was about this timo that  Tom Warring returned from California.  A lucky financial-deal had added considerably to liis fortune, and ho was gay accordingly; yet his smile grewn trifle grim  when told of Barbara's engagement. "I  ���������thought she'd make him forget tho othor  woman, but I'm afraid nion arc faithless  creatures anyway. I'm true as- anybody  to love, but not to its personification.  I thought, I had left -my heart safely iu  Now York, and now I belicvo it's in Mexico. Stunning creature I met down  thore!" But sentimental regrets could  not cloud Mr. Waring's "satisfaction in his  financial success. He beamed upon the  world like a full-risen sun and returned  thanks for his good fortune in liberal donations to favorite charities and a diamond pin to Barbiim. ���������  *     - '  .  It was two days after his return that hu  received"another foreign letter, and hero-  cognized James Noel's handwriting before lie broke the seal.  "Dear Waring���������I regret, exceedingly  that I troubled you with that former let-  I THINK I LOVE HIM.  she must see him, analyze him In the  light of this new revelation, if she  couldn't analyze herself. She knew that  it was his working hour, so she opened  th������ door and walked in.  He was painting away with all fervor,  with -a dirty" heavy-mouthed droop-eyed  child before him as a model.  "Why, Miss Waring,"' he cried delighted- "I'm so glad you've'come to-day.-  I've been . wishing all" morning.that you  could be here. I wanted you to see this  new model. See what ������ wild lovely  tangle in her hair, aud what long eyelashes she has. I found- her on tlie street  and askod her to come up with 1110. Sho  makes a fine study in color with tlmt yellow drapery behind her."  Barbara was not artistic v:\ough tu  *osUy reflect his enthusiasm, yet the pic-  "DID   YOJ   THINK' I'D  GIVE   YOU   UP  FOll  SUCH A CONSIDERATION?"  ter- about, my son. IIo did not sail for  America, but secretly married the widow.  The bad taste of tho matrimonial affair  still lingers bitter around my mouth, but"  there's no use worrying now, and., our  daughter-in-law is staying with us. By  thc way���������''    ������  Waring did -not stop -to turn over the  page and finish the letter. He felt-his  -hair rising, and an ague creeping down  his back. Young Noel still abroad and  married ! -Their what- of this othor man'  who bore his name,who had won Barbara.  An adventurer? ' Thc thought was awful.  Twenty minutes later ho rushed int������  Mrs. Waring's apartment, broathless, turbulent, tho open letter still in his hand.  Tlie drawing-room was freo ofovlsitors.  Mrs. Col. Waring reclined by tho open  fire absorbed In a book, while half way  down tho room Barbara sat radiant, "talking with Noel. Waring felt like spring  ing upon the young villain for holding  tho girl's hand, but rostrnlnol himself,  because such a course would be unwise  as well as . lacking in dignity. Still hii  anger increased with every stride he tooK-  forward into -tlio .room. Mrs. Waring  sprang nimbly to her feet.  "Good heavens 1 Tom, what's tho matter?"  "Thc devil's to pay." he cried  fiercely.'  "That man is a���������a���������tho Lord only know.J  what,", his voico failing -him, "one finger '  pointed at. Noel.  "What is   the   matter?"   inquired   tho.  young man, also rising.  "Maiter. sir, matter, you ask mc tho  "matter? Bead tlmt and you'll find out.  6li, it'shows you up well," thrusting the  letter into his hand. Mrs. Waring look-  ednon in disgust, disquieted and yet firm.  Noel read the   letter _hastily,   his  faco;  clearing.    He-remembered   Waring as ho  had first seen him and thought   he   comprehended thc situation.  "You arc a little excited now," he said  pleasantly, even amusedly. "I think you  must have missed part of this letter. It  explains the situation 'pretty well, ahd���������  and���������" hu broke into a hearty laugh. "I  feel very much as though I had stepped  out of a pink-bound story book. He has  mistaken my identity, Barbara., he has  mistaken it quito seriously."  Thero was a twinkle in his eye, but ho  noted with surprise that .Barbara's faco  wore an expression of puzzled anxiety.  Waring began reading- tho letter aloud.  "By the way"���������he read beginning whero  he had left-off��������� "my nephew, Allen's son.  writos me that ho has settled in New  York and knows you as well-as some of  your relatives. I hope he'll be more successful in his art than his father was In  business!. Poor Allen, you must remember what a dreamy, impractical fellow ho  was."   Waring paused, feeling decidedly,  : -.  -"[4 -T  4~  ��������� \ 1  ��������� 1.^  i  tr  *  !������������������-'  x J  ! \i THE^ MINER: NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, OCXi 6, 1897;  OMfii  ���������Hiii  |l { ':>  n  1!  ���������U  ��������� {.!  15  blank. "Poor father! Wo felt satisfied  with each othor. We didn't care for tho  money; you would have loved hiin Barbara. " Then he looked again at her.  "Oh, pardon me, I did not think. Of  courso I' havo only my art, and threo  thousand a year, not much to live tipon.  But I didn't realize, I didn't know tho  money might make a difference to you.  How blind and selfish of mo. Under tho  circumstances it is more than needless for  ine to explain to you how free you aye���������  iliss Waring."  Thc coals'dropped softly in the grato.  Between rage and disappointment Mrs.  Col. Waring had been almost; paralyzed.  But tho attitude of hor daughter consoled  her, and Noel's words were liko balm to  her heart.  "You havo at least earned the good will  of both Barbara and mc by appreciating  the situation so perfectly," she finally  wild,' addressing him. "I shall always  consider you a friend of the family, one  of our best friends, in fact," her tone beginning to tako on a tinge of effusiveness.  "Harbara is such a sensible girl I have  never felt nny anxiety about her. This  is a severe test���������but I am proud of you  both."  No one responded to her littlo speech.  Twilight seemed to turu suddenly black,  nud even Mrs. Waring shivered slightly  and drew hor black laco scarf more closely about her.  "That fire is dying down, I must ring  for coal," she remarked. "I wonder that  Maria doesn't come in to light tho   gas,"  A  BY DAVID WKLCHSLKR.  //t-i  "*&?  'DID  FOP.  wiro Jack  not   to come,  "damliable,' bnt it can't bo  YOJ   THINK   I'D   GIVE   YOU   UF  Sl'.CII A CONSIDERATION?"  as a wavering yellow gleam wandered  in  0   from thc street lamp.    "I hope  wo  shall  see yoii when you���������you feel like dropping  in for a cup of tea, Mr. Noel."  But Earbiira sprang to her feet as Noel  started for thc door. Her faco crimsoned,  her eyes glistened mistily.  "You.don't think that such a trivial  consideration as money could come between us, do you, Jasper? You aTo"���������  her voice was "beginning to quiver and  break. "Why, you aro unworthy of my  love, .almost, if that is tho way you take  me.- You know, you muyt know, that  my lot lies with yours, whatever���������"  ���������' It was plain that she could not sny any  moro just then for tears, but she was  resting against him and ho stroked her  hair with thc soft tender touch wo reserve  for children and people most precious, to  us, holding her fast and close.  "I understand," he whispered from tho  depths of his content, "I understand."   THE kxd.   Kovel'Vncs of the Wheel.  Daisy Bell and her lyrical chronicler  need no longer feel compelled to go tandem through weal or^woe. They may  uow ride sido by side on' a thrcc-whgolcd  affair. If this is not fin do siccle  enough thoy could use a tandem affair  with three whcols which offers especial  -    feat ures of comfort for botli riders.  What has been called tho "bicycle balloon" is a combination of balloon," parachute and "cycle. It is for military use.  Should the, btilloon be pierced by bullets  the aeronaut is,expected to grab his bicycle in one -hand, his parachute in thc  other and jump to tho ground, after  which he must "get on his uninjured  wheel' and ride safely away.  Another use to which thc bicycle is put  lu France is an ambulance. An ordinary  v safety.wheel is combined with a folding  ���������stretcher.   Answering a   hurry   call  thc   doctor-rldc's-to-the scene of_an--accident.-  He then unfolds the stretcher,'and placing the patient upou it, wheels him to  thc hospital..  Thc man who will hereafter ride around  the world will bo able to carry his trunk  with him., and a largo trunk nttthnt. In  France' and England tho'���������butchers and  bakers use n three-wheel machine for delivering their products. It looks dike a  small mail wagon. A large box is situated between tho rear wheels. Thc riding  saddle Is In front of this. There are  pedals, a handle bar, and there you are.  Several London .papers have used thu  .tricycle for years as "a means of delivering  the dally edition; but the three-wheel  machine has been made to serve the ends  of trade by being "constructed, so as to  print legends and advertising mottoes on  the pavement over which it passes.  Governor Morton'* Hum..  ;" * Governor Morton of Now York i.s prob  ubly the shrowdest man of affairs on this  continent, and any business would find  his withdrawal a serious matter. When  ho was last in London, Morton, Koss &  Co. wanted to transport an immense sum  - to their banking house in a great hurry  from tho Bank of England, and there was  no one trustworthy a*' hand to do it, Mr.  Morton had the-fortune in bank notes put1  up in a cheap old trunk, and taken to the  sidewalk'. Ho then haggled with an expressman to carry it for a shilling������lo the  a building where it was needed." So tho  vast sum was toted away like a cheap  piece of baggage, and much astonished  the expressman was"' to receive a ������5 noto  from Mr. Morton when he delivered tho  little trunk. .    - .  A Child's Right tn Property.  - With children, as with adults, what  they possess ought   to   bo   recognized  as  - being absolutely their own. But this is  vory far from being the case. Sometimes  a   grown-up   person   has   need   of  some  - articlo   belonging   to   a   child,   and  thci  rightful owner is so coaxed   and   blamed  aud shamed as to be actually compelled to  " give up tlio article.   In   some   cases it is  taken without asking..  No grown person would be treated thus,  and no child ought to be, nor would be  by any caretaker who could enter sympathetically into the feelings of the child.  " One ought to "respect tho rights of  property" where children are concerned  ns scrupulously as with "grown people;  and when this is intelligently done the  children themselves soon learn io recog-  r;r��������� these rigiits with one another, and  q t?'ruls between them arc reduced to a  minimum. But if, on thc other hand,  Sho child's own rights arc ruthlessly  (r.-impli'd on by iho-c whom he is taught  to consider liis infallible teachers, it is  only n;>-.riKiI thai lie, in his turn, should  learn to trample as ruthlessly on the  ri������b������g Qi pljloriS.  (Copyright, 1S93:)  Dan Soldon, author of "Tho Koal Rea-'  son," etc., etc., was sitting in his den'  writing. Mrs. Soldon did not, as a rule,  disturb him at his- work. lie was surprised, therefore, when she burst the door  open, s.'it- down stormily and snid:  "Dan, I could   cry!"  Ther j was an open telegram In her hand.  She throw it on to liis writing table. Ho  read:  "In town for ono day. Coming tc  .u ich with you.    Jack Garrick, Club."  "And that awful man is coming," snid  Mrs. Soldon. "Wo can'tjhavo him and  .lack together. Jack would never forgive  us."  "You must  that's all. It's  helpod."  '' Dan���������when he's only hero for one single'  day���������and   wo   haven't   seen  him   for  a  year!"  "Well, you can't put Travers off at tho  eleventh hour without any sort of  reason.  "I'll invent one."  "Don't do anything desperate or dangerous. I don't want, to offend Travers just  now."  Travers was a publisher with enthusiasm.  "Can't I nsk him to come to-morrow  instead of to-day?"  "Not without some reason."  "I might bo dying for aught ho  knows."  "Only you aren't, and he might discover it."  "I might say I was ill, and he couldn't  find mo out. I needn't leave tho house for  a dav or two���������and he doesn't know Jack  ���������happy Jack!"  "He will know Jack nt 2 o'clock to-dny,  if I mistake not."  "Oh, Dan, do think of something clever.  Couldn't I-wire? Wait, I'll write a wiro,  and show it you."  Mrs. Seldon sat down with a frown of  intonso concentration.  "I shan't save coppers ovor this," slio  said, and wrote:  "Aljis, cruelly disappointed. 'Must'postpone the pleasure of seeing yon; prostrate  with violent cold; will write."  Sho read it otit.  "Now what could offend-him in that.  Doesn't it sound as truo as true?"  "I am not very foiid of avoidable lying,  you know," said Dan,gently earnest, "but  .do as you liko."  He was a peculiarly truthful man.- He  took up his pen'rather wearily as he'added:  "You must' wire  then."  "Must I?"  "It would bo ni'"  "Very well     -    -  t hen lewis m v  >n -  Jack it's all right  ��������� up  .ai-itoly  ....u,.'s critical  eye. Wnac fun they  would have! They.  ���������ilways hnd some  g orious luughs on  .110 rare and joyful  occasions whon they,  could get hold of  Jack���������king of buffoons, and most delightful of men! She  rang, and gave the  order   that    s h ���������  "OF   COUPLE    YOU WON'T   SAY   ANYTHING  ABOUT IT,  SEE?"  would bo at homo to no ono that afternoon. And to-morrow she would write a  perfectly charming noto to the unspeakable Travel's, and ask him to dinner with  somebody titled. That would delight his  vulgar soul, and avert all possibility of  offonca.  At a quarter to two Mrs. Seldon was in  the drawing room. At ten minutes to  two Seldon' camo down rubbing his soap-  fragrant bands, and sniiling anticipating-  ly.  At fivo minutes to two the front - door  boll rang and the servant announced Mr.  Travers! "     ������       . .' "  Mrs'. Seldon turned a light lemon color  and shot ono fateful glance nt her husband. Soldon shrugged'hls shoulders In  answer to his wifo's appeal, and sank into  a deathly calm ; Travers was hearty, happy  arid intolerable .is usual.  Mrs. Soldon, having grasped her husband's condition,' became hysterically  -talkative and rather familiar. Seldon  could not look Travers in the eye.but asked him hoarsely if ho would like some hot  water! Whilst Travers was washing his  hands���������which 'always required washing"  and nover s emed any the better for it���������  Scldoii had'tlinoto'whispor to his wife:  "This is delightful! Sec what you've  done!"  "He'll find my wire when he gets  home," she said, with a stony face.  "That's'all, and I'm dono for wiih  Travers���������utterly.''  "Slinll I say I got suddenly bettor���������a  wonderful duel or?" ���������       u  "Bosh, impossible, 'lie's moro than  three years old."  "Then I must get tliat wlro out of his  house hef.iv,- he leaves this. You must go  in n cab and "  Jack was announced.  Trnvcrs had not yet. reappeared. In a  few hurried sentences Mrs. Seldon apologized for Travers,ami explained thc situation. Khe had tho mixed joy of 'seeing  Jack nppioclate it to the dregs'.  '���������I shall seo you through some nice lies  to-day, and���������Jove how i shall Tovel in  them!" he said.  The extra place at table had boen laid in  a moment. Tho introduction was accomplished, and they all  went   into   nine!   two of the party  with  light   hearts   an l  good appeli.es, the other two stricken.  The lunch was not a success. Mrs. iel-  don got th ��������� blood to her head, continued  lo talk far too much, and even used some  of her husband's old slang. He on his part-  was entirely absorbed in trying to find a  way out of this quicksand, and falling,  lie felt that only lies could extricate him,  nn-.l lies were painfully difficult to him.  His only courso was to take a cab Imme-  dia'cly after lunch, drive to Travers*  h .u.'c, whioh was-luckily not too far, and  get hold' of that wire by any means which  t-hou!d suggest themsolves to his imagination.  Having arrived at this conclusion,every  moment of delay added two degrees to his  temperature. If, by some evil chance,  Travers should havo to leave early, ho was  lost, hut In this fate was kind. ' At tho  ond of tho lunch Travers embarked on a  long story which every ono knew, and sipped his coffee with expansive enjoyment.  Seldon produced his best cigars, and something about a new liquer which he was  anxious to have tried, kicked Mrs. Seldon  lightly under tlie table, and then told his  He liko a man and a gentleman. He had  received ������ very . important wire.in. tho  morning, he snid,and wa; obliged to.rush,  out. < He hoped - to bo back long .before  either of them dreamt of leaving. Jack's  eyes glittered with amusement. Travers.  took it down, all unconscious. - ��������� Seldon  walked slowly to tho door, even paused to  throw baok a little joke, and ns soon as  , tho door was closed behind him, rushed  willdy into tho' hall, grasped his hat, and  tore out liko a madman.  On' the door step - he nnrrowly   escaped  felling Travers' man, who had arrived lit-  that moment with a tolgram in hi* hand. ���������  "That forMr. Travers?" asked Seldon.  with enforced calm.  "Yes, sir. I should hnve brought It'before only������������������"  "All right, Baker." (A sudden ln-  , spirntion shone in Suldon's face:) ! "Tin  , afraid you havo had your trouble''for  nothing. This wlro wus a littlo joke .of  mine which has failed, us it happens: 1  wanted your master to got lt bofore he  left for my house. Of course you -won't  say anything about it, sec?"  He     sl'pped -two half-crowns into tbe  man's palm.    Good morning/Baker."   '  Seldon let himself' into the hall again;=  noiselessly.'    There   wiw a fine fire burning in the hull- grate.    He ��������� crumpled -the.  telegram mivngely and threw It into 'a-  cave of re'd-hot coal.   "Damn' the thing!"  Then  he slipped- upstairs.'-    He would.:  havo to allow sufficient tlniotoelapse.be--.  | fore his reappearance in the dining-' room;  ! He had said that he would 'not   b3 long.  ' Half an hour would do; but he must put  his wife out of her ��������� misery- at once. -He  j wrote a noto In an ��������� altered handwriting,  ' rang the bell, and told the servant to take  lt to Mrs, Seldon without saying   who it  | was frcm'.'The'note1 ran':  ,     "Thank  God: it's ovor! ' Met:Travers'  man bringing tho cursed wire-here.-. Have  burnt it and squared things with the man.  Shall come down in half an hour:   'D.'"'  He could breathe again.  !     When he got down stalrs'he found! the  mcW still in   the   dining room,  smoking  : and talking. Mrs. Seldon had gone to the  drawing-room.   Ho joined them and tried  to mako'up by am pie conversation :for his  p'roIVous abstraction'.-   He was succeeding,:  too,' when' Travers suddenly drew outthsi  immense'   goldi: watch',- ' and" remarked:  "Veryodd'thins/"'and' finding that he  I had occaisonrd a pause," added: ���������  i     '' My man ought to have boen round:here  witli awirethat'I'vo been expecting slnco  11 this morning^-an-'iin'poratnt-wlre^-'  very "odd.-"  Seldoirsnw some millions of ��������� beautiful  stars. What had he done? But no. That  other"wire'coulil not'have been-sent; since-  his wifo's wlro must have been1 delivered  long ago. It was all right. Hi's system-recovered qhickly from the'shobki He������������������ waa  glad tl' ������ wife had been spared* that extra.  .V'inj   >tnd that���������what was that?  AuiiitT'hlng wns "being 'handed'-- to 'him  in ������ =ii>- ��������� salvor.-: It toas'marked1 ���������>'On  Vi 'V-<' ' ty's Service."  ���������i..' ,r,. lio said lightly to NTack- (Who  ���������x<\ -��������� i i - ��������� ��������� middle' of a- nigger story;1) and  <���������>'"��������� ��������� .ro tho envelope with cold fingers.  A-n.intimation from the' post-offlee : to<soy  that the namo of Trnvors was notknowu  at the Garrick Club, and- that the ��������� telegram had not been delivered.  Iri her haste Mrs. Seldon had put  Jack's name on the telegram-intended for.  Travers, and probably vice versa.".'  Jack had finished. With his nigger story  and a priuso was happening.' - -  "Bad news,- I'm'afraid,'.' said one of the  mon���������ho never knew which." But hemadf.  a supreme effort to say:  "Oh, nothing' very bad, thanks. I���������cr  ���������I must see to it.- Go on-with���������er-'-every-'  thing. ' I'll'bo back'in ������ momont-i-must  send an answer, you know," and loft1 the  room.-  "Oh; no answer after all. he said, outside  thb room; to; the waiting servant'-and  when she was gone. he; thrUst tho -paper-  into his pocket, sank on a tall chair, ��������� and  held his head in both hands.  His mind was dead beat. He < got up  and went into the drawing-room on tiptoe.    He folt steeped in crime.  "Madge." he said to his wife;" I givo  this thing up���������right  up,   do you understand? I've done my best."  !     "But you said   itwas all  right." Oh,  Dan, how ill you look!   There's nothing  now, Is there?"  Ho gave a devilish laugh: ������  "Oh, no, nothing new,"hesaid >n������ek-  ingly,"."only that-this"has���������just-come,"-  pulling the crumpled paper from-his pocket, "and that I've burnt somebody, else's  telegram to Tarvefs, and he says heVex-  pootinga particularly important one. Oh,  Heaven!"  Mrs. Seldon came to the brink of her  flrst hysterics. She sobbed with laughter.  Seldo'n's sot face brought her to.  "Dan, if you don't have   a good   idea  within tho noxt few minutes, we re lost."  "Don't," he moaned.  "Don't say anything about this, other  telegram."  " It will all come oat. There will be inquiries."  "DAN,  I COULD CRY.  "Oh, Dan! Will it mean prison nnd  things? Give me time and I'll get another  lie ready."  "Time!1 You haven't any, and-how  many more lies in tho name of goodness,  aro wo to tell to-day?"  "Oh, my darling, only one more. Walt,  wait!"  ' Sho paced the room. The servant came  in with a card bearing the name -of Mr.  Munro Kirk.  "A'gentloman," said the girl, "who  wished particularly to seo Mr. Travers.  She had left him in thc 'all not knowing "  "Take the card and the message to Mr."  Travers at once," said Mrs. Seldon with  decision, and, as soon as they wore alone-  again, "Dan, this will give us time. Let  Travers seo his man in the ��������� library. You  go and bring Jack here. He may help ma  to an idea. Come back with him for. pity-'������  sake, and suggest things. Oh, -what a  hideous day!"  Seldon did as ho was-told. -The-nani*  of Mr. Munro Kirk was familiar to him,  bnt his brain was too confused to place it.  When bo returned with Jack ho sat  star-  Ing into the fin, only half hearing tha  wild sugg<������tlon*of J������is wife, and the hearty,  less amusement of hia friend.,-;. ���������  . ThanTraverti camo in with his usual,  radianco. The chap from whom ha had  been expecting the wire had traced him  here on receiving.no reply toJilstolegrnm.  (Mr. and Mrs. Seldon exchanged looks of  mute agony.) The interview was ended  now; every thing. wa& .'satisfactory. Might  he have the pleasure of introducing hia  friend, Mr. Munro Kirk?.  '' Pleasure, .of.course..'' It was .Mrs. Seldon who spoke,-amiably,- collectodly, with  thnt loyalty, to appearances which clings,  to woman, throughout her .tragedies. Mr.  Kirk woro an air of engaging frankness,  and a stage ulster.  " You must forgive  my.,, tracking., down  your guests, :.Mr.,Sel:  don,'.'.: he.:said . at.  once, and with a full  . twang, "but.the fact  is  I'm.not-really,to  . bhimo."   (Mr.    nnd  Mrs. Seldon. blanched.)   " I wroton dispatch asking him .to  ' see me....at .His..own  . house,In proper style,,  you- understand, - but  I'm   afraid. it   was.  never sent,-, as. Mr..  Travers was. here, ,so.  I took.the liberty of  coining straight. oiy  MR;i KIRK j WORK ' AN :. AIU I OF -. EHQAGINQ  KUANKNEB8; AND A STAGE ULSTER, i .  Mme being uncommonly-short."  "Ah,' then; Mr/ Travers will find that,  wire--awaiting :��������� bim > on his -return,'' said:  Jack, with "a Mephistophellan; smile at,  Mrs. Seldon..  "Well, I don't know" said MrJ Kirk, "If  it' had come-'there,'lt. would-have -been,  broughton hero,- you see."'  Just then ��������� he was. Interrupted by the  entrance--ofthe' servant- with another  missive "On -Her Majesty?* .Service:"  She handedltto Seldon. "For-Mrs. Sol-.  don, "he said feebly.  Mrs.-Seldon walked' gracefully to the  ifindow-wlth a"M������y I?" and read it with  tier- back .turned to the others.- Of course it-  was from the neighboring postoffice again,  and regarded the. recond.'misdirected telegram." "The last of them I trust and;  pray," sheVsaidto-hereelf;; and'out aloud:  , " My dressmaker, don't let it interrupt  you, '-Mr-Kirk," you were saying^��������� i" ���������  "You were saying that your wire could:  not hive-been -senty" prompted' Jack,.  1 'have you fbund the explanation?" '  Mrs. and"Mrs. Seldon-breathed heavily.  There was a moment's paure,, which last-  sd���������for them���������precisely-an hour.  .   Then-Mr. Klrkwent on:  " Weill I ffcncy the explanation is of the  simple- domestic order-It seems there.was  ft serious���������er���������say unpleasantness between  my landlady and the young person who  was supposed to wait on me,- and-she- left  this morning in high .dudgeon, evidently  allowingmy poor cable to goto Jericho in  the fracas. That's the only possible explanation; <��������� -However,- as this'littl������ confusion has procured me the pleasure "  "Will someone open the window ?" said  Mrs. Seldon very gently: Any real joy ilka  ��������� great blow, is a physical shock, and sht.  was not robust.  ������       ������-.'���������-     *        *        *   ' , 9 -^    * .  Seldon has developed a fever^; friend  ship for Mr. Munro Kirk. Also:a ridiculous fad about tolograms. His wife has.tq  open any .'that come, and he nover. sends,  one, If;,he-can.help it.: He keeps., a. boy  to. take, messages...  W. A. JOWETT  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker..  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Agenv  NEW STORE  ^H#=tTO THE PUBLICN^  Wc understand that her  ing to Toronto for goods.  small profits that it will be  carry a full line of  ;tofore a great miny people have been send-  It^is  our intention  to sell goods at such  unnecssary. to do this  in thc future.      We  *  Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots  and  Skoes,  Hats, Caps, House Furnishings, etc.  ���������CALL AND SEE OUR BARGAINS,   A. FERLAND k CO. ^SSm\.  WHEN  YOU   TRAVEL-.  Call and see the.  Aberden Stoves  And Ranges  -AT THE-  NELSON  HARDWARE  CQ.      *     *  . Whim yon .go to Europe and If you.are  Dot posted on all, the.language* you may  heat youl.can buy, a -book^ of, Useful  Phrftsca.which Is supposed to.belp.you.  over rough - plaoea. - These- phrases -. an  put together .in the form ot conversation*  adapted toihe.railroad the steamboat th*.  stage coach, etc*. Hera is one for tbe lat-..  er. journey:  "Don't you prefer riding forward,mad-  Auar  "No, I thank you; I can travel, as. well.  backward as forward."  -   "Will you be kind enough to. change  places with-rhef"  . ���������' ���������'With much pleasure.miss; don't inakc  any coreinony."   .         , _^_   .   '"Can- you get a little further if,you  please,������lrf"  "A. little; . my : neighbor is -.-.rather  itautV-  "Shall we endeavor to arrange - out:  legst". '<'.  "Mv. left foot Is gone to sleep.;"  "You-are right; place your, right log  here and .take my= cloak to ������over. yourself,  with."  "I am. obliged to you, sir; It Is much  more;comfortable go."  "Do you take snuff, slrf\  "A.little, thank.you."  - Ladle.*, may  I  be allowod to sinokoa  cigar?" .  "O, yog, but we must then have the  windows down."  "But not both, otherwise wo. shall  then bave a draft <draught),nnd I am subject to rheum.''  Then thene: interesting-traveller* ronoh  a village, where they have beer, whioh  they And: sour, and after taking their  .places again they continue - their, jonruey  and their conversation.  "You-appe.������r -inclined to sleep, madam," says tho accommodating.gentloman  oftho first chapter.  '"Yes, but ouo .cannot got- Into a convenient position;"  "Do not inconvenience, -yourself, madam, if my shoulder is any accommodation to you;"  This is positively startling. With  "many-hundred thouiftnd copies"-of this  book in circulation, the.-world-Of'travel;  era is likely to be badly demoralized. And'  this man- is also - free -with his exclama-.  tlons, tod   Somebody says:  "Tsee towers In- the distance. That if  D^-v: where we are:going."  "Thank God; I am tired of sitting."  "Good-gracious! what is that caravanf"  "They-- are emigrants.- They will most  likely beg of us."  "Iglvo readily when I bave change by  mo."  Mediterranean Time.  Noticing that my watch did not agree  with the clocks In the court houso tower  and the church steeple, I asked the colored  man who was driving us- around what  kind of time they had in Savannah.  "We has two kin's o'.time hyah, sah,  de railway time an' 'de.Mediterranean  time."  "Thewhat?"  " De time dat the kyars comes In an! goes  out by, sab, an' de Mediterranean time, sah,  which am - de -city time,,.de.samoas.de  sun."  "We call It.meridian tlnio-up.North,"  I suggested.  1    "I reckon dat may be so,, sah; de 2forfth-  en folks am a trifle quarelnwhatdey.calls  t-ings; dey  have  quare . ways, - sab, .'dey1  ehorely do."���������Chicago Keooid.  A Complete Assortment of Table and Pocket Cutlery, Granite.  733 and Tin Ware, etc.  Thos. Dunn $Co.,I/  DEALERS  MINERS'; BUWIW  ������.i* AJiV SUCCT IVOV        MISEKS' PICKS, IUU AXU S11CET STEEt*  MISERS' 8|iOTEI������, MIKE HOPES, MAKIUA BOPES,  PYMAJUTE El'SE AXD CAPS. . ^  ���������BE**-*'  (������33)  TT^QUICKSIUVER.  - Write for Quotations. Gable Address, "Dunn."  :bl o.  Fred J. Squire  -    HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS, ��������� SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc..  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. ������-'  NELSON, B.C,  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  A:ct:d soo pacific liuste.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  -I  ^  *  3D-A.IXj"2-  SEBVICB  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to year destination without change.  THE ONLY LINE.  Operating Tourist Cars to Toronto;  and Boston without change. Also  Tourist Cars to St: Paul daily.  Montreal  Through  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains leave Nelson daily for the North except Sundays and for the  Southrdaily except Mondays. Call on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information. \\  . For Ticiets and full particulars as to rates, time, etc., apply lo nearest C. P. R.  ngent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  h. m. McGregor. e. j. coyle,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. Dist. Pass, Agt.Vancouver THE, MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 1897.  A WABM  LITTLE  BILL THAT CAUSED A  DISPUTE.  (rccklnrldsc A Luad SabMlt am Arcoiiat  Fer Extra*;���������Detail* ef '  ��������� the Mediae.  dition and prospects,, the examination to  be made with or without the aid of Manager Field, as the committee may determine. The committee is to repoit October 25th.  A little scrap of paper from Edgar  Lemon, calling for $17 for a water pipe  lonnection was the cause of a warm  I'rgiunent at the council meeting lost  Monday. Alderman Teetzel said that  J.e thought it should he paid as Lemon  Ivas paying water rates to the city.  Mayor Houston said that there was no  fense in paying the account as Mr.  Lemon had been told' that the city  would only pay for connections after  fhe new pipe had been laid. Alderman  llillyer entered the field of argument  Igajnst him and thought the bill  Ihbiild be paid. The mayor became  lloquent and said, that there was just  I& much sense in allowing money to  |lie hospital for the pipe it had laid.  Uderman Hillyer said the cases were  liot parallel as the hospital paid no  Ivater rates and Mr. Lemon did. The  Inayor said it was i-only a matter of  l'pinion and he was opposed to it.  JVVhen put to a vote the^ bill was  fillowed. ... c  A communication from Contractors  ItfcLean & Co. stated that they would  j.e glad to have the council pass an  Estimate for $800 on the work done by  liim. The clerk was instructed to  Inform him to have his payroll in by  Jiext Monday night.  It was ordered that work on the  l.'bck at Stanley and Silica street be  ktopped as soon as a sufficient depth  tor the water pipe had been secured.  It  was  ordered   that  1000 feet of  10 inch water; pipe be laid from the  lend of the 18 inch sewer pipe to deep  Iwater. , Q  Contractors Breckinridge & - Lund  ���������were allowed 8300 on the reservpir;  |$400 on the flume and $300 on the  lexcavation at Anderson creek.  Tenders were called, for the grading  [of   Baker street   from Kootenav to  ''ipdryx streets, also Josephine from  ctork to Robson streets.  Ifcajwi/Bfordered that Gore street from  |Nwy!to' Kootenay be made passable  I'j c?|P <*>the amount of $7068.82 were  -.udited'   and. ordered   paid.     They  -:}KidcijJ^mUO to H. J. Evans & Co.  I4jj      -water  pipe;   $1500  to  Evans for  |J,     v pipe; $7i9.40 for the sewer pay-  li>;v $410.65 to J. Boyd St Co. for pig  K ul and oakum. . ���������������  ������' ircckinridge & Lund put iu a bill of  Jt ras that }vas somewhat of a surmise. ������������������< They ask for $350 for removing  |L :i"in the reservoir; $175 for rempv-  rock from the flume way; $211.60  the , October payroll on the extra  Irani $024.35 for moving rocks and  11ders, balingJwater from reservoir,  j,? The matter was laid over.  ���������t     Adjoirned lintil Wednesday  at 3  i\..'    . : .   The 'Froguiore.'  The latest addition to the rolling stock  of the C. P. R. is a splendid dining car,  the 'Frogmore,' to be used on the transcontinental route, made and fitted up entirely at the company's own works in  the east end. The car is fitted up in the  finest mahogany, and will seat tweMy-  nioe passengers at the tables, which are  arranged so as to give comfort and ease.  The kitchen of the 'Frogmore' would delight the most fastidious housekeeper.  lt cannot be celled roomy, but every inch  of space is as clean ns a new pin, while  the range, cunningly set ~ so as to make  the utmost of the space at disposal,  shines and glitters again. The tables  are adorned with plants and llowers;  while the mirrors and decorations of the  oeiling heighten the illusion that the  dining room is home. The 'Frogmore'  in its construction, appointments and  luxurious decoration aud embellishment, reflects credit alike upon the progressive spirit of the company and the  skill of the workmen who have turned  but a dining car second to none on this  continent���������Montreal Witness.  JOKES LED TO MARRIAGE.  AiJ-TIQUITY OF GOLD MINING.  Annual  Report Doe* Kot ftftew a Flattering Coa4!Ue*.  The adjourned annual meeting of the  Wonderful Group mining, company was  held in Spokane last Monday and tbe  auditing committee submitted the following report of receipts and disbursements:  BKCEIPTS.' -      .  Bales of treasury stock $ 9,950 00  Sales of ore.net  39433 00  Due E. J. Field for salary, eto.      371 38  . Due J. M. Armstrong     25 00  Due Eugene Sperry -....'.        75 00  Cearageewt   Conple    Harried   After  an  '- Hear'* Acquaintance.  One couple who give the lie to the old  adage about marrying in haste and repenting at leisure are George Robers  and wife of Buffalo, N. 1*. These young  people had not known one another an  hour before they decided to get married.  The story of their romance is told by W.  S. Walker, a traveling man of Topeka.  "In May, 1888, Robers and I were  clerks in n real estate oflice in Detroit,"  said Mr. Walker. "One Saturday afternoon we were sitting in the office talking  witb the other clerks when a woman book  agent came in. She was pretty and cheerful, and Robers being a great joker,  immediately began talking .with her.  They'were both full of fun, and finally  she asked him to buy a book. He said  that he couldn't and after a few moments  ot laughing and talk, she told him that  he ought to buy it for his wife.  " Tm not married, because I can't find  a girl who will marry me,' he said.. "  "'Well,' she replied, 'I have been  searching the world over for a man who  will marry me.'  "He made the statement that he would  marry her, and she said, 'all right.' I  was young and inexperienced then, and I  dared them to get married. They both  said they never took a dare, and so  Robers got his hat and the three of us  went over to the marriage license clerk.  You see,. neither knew tbe other's name  and I was positive tbat one or the other  would back ont when it came to the point  ot issuing the license. But they were  game as tbe saying goes. It was not  until they gave their names did they  know each other. I know that thiB all  sounds like a fairy tale, but it is a fact.  Atter they got their license they crossed  the street to a justice of the peace and  were married. That is a.world's record,  I believe. They met and were married  inside of an hour. I have,seen them  nowJand~then_since7iandTJLknow" that  they are as happy .as though they had  courted for a dozen years.  ' "Mrs. Sobers has presented her husband with two children since their marriage���������a boy and a girl���������and I know you  couldn't find a, father and mother take  more interest in their children than they  do." ��������� * ��������� ,   ���������-��������� ^  Rediscovery nt the Void Workings or the  Ancient* lu Asia Minor.  Gold was probably the first hietal  observed .and collected, because of the  instinctive understanding of its intrinsic value. About it superstitions grew,  religious and cerimonious rites, and  strange crimes were committed for its  possession in the days when it was  believed that ib was of such stutf that  the sun itself was made and thc halls  of Valhalla paved. Rock paintings  and carvings in Egyptian tombs  earlier than the days of Joseph indicate the, washing of auriferous sand,  and a subesequcnt melting in furnaces  by the aid of blow-pipes.  Less than 20 years ago the old mines  of Nubia, so graphically described by  Diodorus, were rediscovered on the  shores of the Red sea,, together with a  line of ancient wells across the desert;  tho underground workings where ore  veins had been followed with thepick  the rude cupelling furnaces for assaying, picks, oil lamps, stone mills, inor-  tors and pestles, inclined washing  tables -. of stone, cruicables and retorting furnaces of burned tile, by which  the entire process could be traced;  Here slaves and hapless prisoners of  war exchanged their life blood for  glittering dust to till the treasuries of  their captors. In India and Asia Minor  the. powdered ore was washed ddwn  over smooth, sloping rocks, and the  gold caught in the fleeces of sheepskins  sunk in the stream. It was literally a  golden fleece that Jason brought back  from the Caucasus.  Further north, and following the  Eastern foothills of Mount Ararat to  the southern slopes of the Ural mountains in Russian Siberia, where last  year millions were taken out of the  gold' mines, the ancient Scythians  broke up rock and gravel with copper  implements, scraped out the glittering  dust and nuggets, with the fangs of  wild boars, and carried there gain  away'in bags of leather. All through  this region miners of to-day know that  one of the chief dangers to be avoided  are the Scythian pits, 00 feet deep in  the gravel, andi shaped like a well.  The remains of thousands of small furnaces of burned clay testify to the long  period over which the workings of the  mines extended.���������Modern Machinery,  T. G. PROCTER,  Real Estate lines,  BAKER STREET,  Nelson,       -      -        B. C.  5 doors west of Dank of Montreal, P. O. Box 229.  OFFICE OF THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Ld.  -AND-  Balfour Brick Yard Co.  Owners of property in Nelson should send in  a list of their lots for Kale, as I have customers  ready to purchase Nelson property at a reasonable figure. 7-JG  Prejudice Cnslly- Overcome.  A curious incident characteristic of  the proverbial conservatism of the  Chinese occurred when the first cable  was laid along the coast from Pekin to  Shanghai. Soon after it was laid a  lottery drawing came off in Pekin, in  which many, of the residents of Shanghai held tickets. One of the gamblers  so far overcame his distrust of the  cable as to have the winning numbers  sent hin^ and he bought the tickets  bearing them from his more skeptical  townsmen, realizing a small fortune  on the transaction. At about the  same time thero jyas a scanty rice crop  in the upper provinces, and a Shanghai  merchant telegraphed to Pekin instructions to buy heavily, the ultimate  result being that he sold out at.an  immense profit and retired in opulence.  After two or three practical lessons of  _this_natureJ.the_Chinese-came-to-the  realization of the fact that the telegraph is a good thing to have around.  . D iMouuiit  IN THE  Scavenger Business.  Having purchased the Scavenger  Business of Mr. G. H. Owen, we  respectfully request a continuance of  the patronage heretofore, extended  to Mr. Owen, and will guarantee to  both old and new. patrons  Entire Satisfaction.  RAGLESS & NELSON.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK. BAKER ST.  .  USTELSOIT, B. C. ���������    [335].   ; a__  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. cl  (550)  6  PASSENGER  TRAINS  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  6  Trail and Rossland  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME  CARD.  Subject to change without notice.  TRAIN'S  BUST   ON  PACIFIC STANDARD  TIME.  Going West'. :,  Leave 8.00 a.m.  "      H.38 iu III.  "    9.3C a. m.  "      9.51 a, in.  "    10.03 a. in.  10.18 a.m.  Daily  Kaslo'  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewater  Bear Lake'  McGuigan  '.Arc.  10.3S a. in. Cody Junction    "  10.50 a. in.   Sandon Leave  Going East.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     3.15 p.m.'  2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.48 p.m.  1.33 p m.  1.12 p.m.  1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leave 11.00 a. m. Snndon  Arrive 11.20 n. in. Cody  For   rates nnd   information  Company"h oilices.'  ltOUT. IRVING,       GEO. 1-'. COPELAND.  2dl������ (i. V. & V. \, Suporintondunt.  Arrive 11.15 a; m,'  Leavo 11.25 a. in.  ppply at tha  '    OX TIIE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN  RY.  Snow fell in various parts of Manitoba  on October 8th.  Total..  .$49,554.00  DISBURSEMENTS.  Commission on sales of treasury stock $    804 00  Paid E. J. Field for the mine,   5,008 32  Boarding house       297 31  Expenses of mining  11,231 87  Expenses of development...  Permanent improvements. ��������� ���������  Tools and equipment   Assaying   Milier Creek M. Co. cash...  Ore hauling   General expenses   Office expenses and fixtures.  Cash ou hand....,   18,011 50  2,527 74  1,755 07  158 80  6633  . 1,631 83  . 2,993 94  . 4,971 11  9665  Total. $49,554 47  The payment to E. J. Field of $5,008.32  was not reported favorably and some  warm talk upon the subject followed.  The work that bad been done on tbe  mine was ''fully discussed, and Manager  Field produced maps and drawings illustrating the work he had superintended.  By this showing, the development work  on the property has failed thus far to  show any body of ore sufficiently large  to pay to ship, although the character of  the rock indicates tbe probable proximity  of an ore body. Mr. Field stated that he  was at a loss as to how to proceed, all his  efforts to find the vein having proved  ; futile. At any rate, he stated, it was impossible to proceed further at this time,  as the company has no cash. He said  that the expenditure of a small sum  \ might develop a great property, but on  the other hand, a large amount of money  ! might be spent without result.  It was finally decided to appoint a com-  j mittee to consider the advisability of se-  I curing the services of a competent person  to examine the mine and report its con-  0 The Halted State* Navy.  The Count Moltke has just finished  a term of volunteer service as lieutenant in the French navy, and ns he has  just came from Yokohama, I asked  him for his .impression of Japenese  feeling toward the United States. He  scouted as impossible the idea that the  Japs could enter any serious objection  to the annexation' of the Hawaiian  islands, and said that public feeling in  Japan, at least in Yokohama, was  not at ������all aroused over the question.  The two protests filed at Washington  were regarded as purely diplomatic.  While it was true that the Japanese  martial blood had been stirred by its  victory over China, the instinct of the  nation was too commercial to thirst  for war, and there was a great desire  to increase trade relations with the  United States to increase its navy,  especially in the Pacific, where the  strength of Japan is greatly superior  to ours. "  Air la lamps.  "Compressing air until it would  remain compressed without any pressure upon it" are the few words with  which, a writer in the Electrical Engineer" describes the new product,  "aerine," or liquified "air, remarking  that, though requiring an'enormous  pressure to get it in such a form, it  would remain there for some time in  the open air; that is, until it gets heat  enough from the surrounding air to  turn again into its natural state. It  will turn mercury into a solid form as  soon as it is poured into it. and freeze  up a thermometer .rapidly. Such is  the prospective usefulness of this liquid  that predictions are made of distant  water powers now running to waste  being soon employed compressing the  very air we breathe into a liquid form  and shipping it to all parts ofthe globe  for industrial purposes.  \\  OHURCH   NOTICES.  Church op England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. in. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st nnd 3rd Sundays in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, ut 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  nt 2.30. l'rayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday eveuintj at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Ciiuucji. Corner Silica  aud Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p.m. Prayer meeting ou Friday evening nt 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday nt 8 p.m. ' '" ~  Roman Catholic Church. Maes nt  Nelson everv Sunday at S aud 10.30 a. m.  Benediction nt 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  .  Baptist Church.��������� Services morning  and evening nt 11 a. ro. nnd 7:30 p. ni.  Prayer meetiug Wednesday eveuing at8  p. m. Meetings^ are held iu the school  house. ���������- Strangers cordially welcomed."  Rev. G. R. "Welch, Pastor.  Heintzman Pianos.  If yon want a rich toned Heintzman,  write to II. N. Cousier,  645 Revelstoke.  JS^^^^^^-^^^^^WQ  Try'  My Fair  Cigarettes  W, S. Kimball & Co.  Bochester, N. T.  17 First Prize Medals.  711  MINES EXAMINED  AND REPORTED ON BY  F. M. CHADBOURN  Twenty years' experience in mining.  Thorough knowledge of minea of British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  , 718 NELSON, B. C  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial^"*  Land Surveyor.  649  NELSON, B. C.  ALASKA MINERAL CLAIM..  Situatk in tiie Nelson Mining Division ok  <   West     Kootenav    District.���������Where  ���������   located:���������On the North slope of Toad  Mountain, Adjoining the .'California  , '   and the goldkn mineral claims.'  rpAKE NOTICE that I, J.. M. McGregor,  Jl ' acting ag agent for Wm. Moore, "Free  Miner's Certificate No. 77512, intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to thc Mining Recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for  tho purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notico that action, under  section 37,- must be commenced before tlio  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  J. M. McGKEGOR.  .. Dated this 30th day of August, 1897.       (743)  NOTICE.  IS HEREBY given that sixty days aftor date,  I shall apply to the Chief Commissioner  ot Lands and Wocks for permission to purchase tho following described land, situate  near the south end' of Kootenay lake:  Commencing at tho northwest corner of Lot  883. G. 1, Kaslo and Slocan Ry land, thence  east 10 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  wesl 10 chains, thence north 20 chains, thenco  wcst_!0_chains,_thcnce.nortli_10_chains,-thence  west 10 clinins, thence north 20 chains, thenco  west to the shore of Kootenay lake, thence following tho shore of said lake to point of commencement, containing 610 acres moro or less.  (Signed)      A. St. G. IIAM E RSLE VT.  West Kootenay, 30th August. 1897.  ���������      .753  Run made in one hour.  No. 6 leaves Rossland at 7 a. m. Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail.  No. 3 leaves Trail ut 8:15 a. m. Connects at  Rossland with Red 'Montain train for Spokane.  No.2leaves Rossland.at 3:00 p. m. Conneets  with C. P. K. main line steamers for tho  north at Trail. t.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. m. Connects with  ���������'   C. P. It. main line steamers from the north  at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. m.   Connects  ���������   with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:15 p. in.   Connects witli  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Offices: F. P. GUTELIUS,  Trail liC. General Supt,  DIRECT  ROUTE   TO^   FORT STEEL MI���������  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday 10th May, 1897,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo,'B. C,  every Monday and Thursday-at !) a. m. 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  1 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Crock and Slocan Alining districts.  This route is tho most direct for the Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with tlio Upper Kootenay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. ' 037  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  t  MORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the" ���������  United States and Canada  Direct Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern' Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS' ..,., '  No. 1 West depart .8:25 p. 111.  No.:2,.East,....       "        ...': :7:00 a. in.  Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific  .      . S. S. Company.  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of thc S. P.  & N. and its connections, or  F. 1). GIBBS,    '  General Agent.'  SrOKANX, WASH.i  ,-OK-  A. 1). OIlAltf/1'OX,  Asst. Genl. Fass. Agent.  "   No. 2,">5 Morrison St., Corner of Third  l������urtliiii������l,      . - Oregon.  ������zr Write for new map of the Kootenay country.   - 531  EIST  &  WEST  THE  SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MADE  THE SHORTEST  ROUTE.  IT  0*N*������VV*V������*V****V*V***\N**C  . FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point will afford you the  best service.  . SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because that line makes the closest connections with all the traus-contincutal  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its service is fiist-classin every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on,your  neighbor and friend, tho nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  "jAsrcrPoxnf :~or~GKo  Gen. Pas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin, v  S. Batty."  General A^ent,  211! Stnrk St.,  (570) I'ortland. Or  ifl������ CO., Lfl,  'Al-  It Is the Most Modern In Equipment.  It is the Heaviest ICnilci! Line.  It bus :i Kttck-I.ntla&l Koa<ll>e<l.  Ii Crosses Xo Sand Itessrrls.  It is flic Only Line  ttuiutlnjt  Luxurious  ���������ln!������ Itooiu Cars.  It is .Voted for thc Courtesy of its Employes.  It Is the Only Line Serving Meals  on the  11 la Carte  Plan.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST  '   .SCENERY  IN AMERICA RY DAYLIGHT.  Attraclive .Tours', during Season ot  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland. -  _Fqr_maps, ticketsjuid complete infoi mation.  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry.', C. & K.  S. Xav. Co., N. & F. a. Ry., or  C.'t;. HIXO.Y, Gcovnil Agent.  r. 1.  351  WHJT.NTY, ������. V  Spokane, Wash.  . <t T. A.,  St. I'uul. Minn.  Spokane Falls &  HARNESS and  saddlery;  Pack Harness. Pack Straps  Team Housings, Whips  Brushes. Combs, Bits,  Harness Oil.'ctc. Repairing a "specialty Orders  promptly attended.  L. POGUE.  WARD ST.  (Go0) Opp Court Hou.=e  THORPE'S  SPARKLIM,  Aromatic-  Ginger Ale  TELEPHONE 60  THORPE ic CO., Ld.  Award? for Merit at World's Fair. 708  Steamers  "International" and  berta" on Kootenay Lake -  and River.  Time Card in cfleet Oct.  IsL,- 1S97.    Subject  to change without, notice.  Fivo Mile Holnt. connection witli alt passenger  trains of X. & F. S. It. 11. 10 and from  Xortliport, Ito������slnndand  Spokane.  '  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave Ivaslo for Xelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:l.-i a. 111.   Arrive.Xorlhport  12:10 p.m.; ltossland II: 10 |>. in.;  Spokane i! p. 111.  -  Iiuiivc Xelson for Iviislound way point*, daily  except Sundays. 'kU'i p. 111.    Leaving Spokane'8  11. m; Kossland 1U::S0 a. in.;   Xortliport 1:50 p. in.  Keic Service on Kootenay /.aie.  Leave Xelson for ICaslo, etc., Tues., Wed..  Tlnnii., Fri., Sat.. K:H0n. in. Arrive Kaslo 12::i0  j). in. Leave ICaslo for NuNon, etc., Jlon.,  Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 1:00 p. 111. Arrive  Nelson S.00 p. 111.  Bonner's Ferry and Kootenay River Semite.  "Leave ICaslo. Saturday    4:00 p. in.  Arrive Boundary. Sunday ...- Midnight  Arrive Bonner's Ferry, Sunday  10:30 a. ui.  Leave 1 Soulier's Ferry, Sunday,..: 1:00 p.m.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday , ;i:00 p. in.  Arrive ICaslo, Sunday -.10:00 p. in.  Closo connection at Bonner's Ferry with  trains Kasc bound, leaving Spokane 7:10 a.m.  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in.  *Tho Alberta awaits the arrival of thc International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  - ICaslo, B. C, 1st Oct., 18SJ7.  31    .        GEO. ALEXANDER.  Gen'l Mgr.  Northern Rfy.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  Xuinidian���������Allan Line    Carthaginian���������Allan Lino...  Scotsman���������Dominion Line.  Labrador���������Dominion Line...  Lake Huron���������Beaver Line.,  i/ikc Ontario���������Beaver Line.  From Montreal.   Oct. 2   Oct. 9   Oct. 2   Oct. 9  Oct. li 1  Tho only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson ami Rossland and  Spokane aud Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leavo 9.10 a.m. NELSON Arrivo 5-45 p.m.  .'���������    11:00 "   ftOSSL'D    "    3:10   "  "    8-00 a.m. SPOKANE   "    6.40 p.m.  ., Passengers for Kettle Eiver nud Boundary Creek, connect at Alarcus with Staff0  Daily. "  Teutonic���������White Star Line.,  lirittianic���������White Star Line  Paris���������American  Line '   f!f. Pan]���������American Line Oct. 0  Campania���������Cunard Line Oct. 30  Lucania��������� Cunard Line - Oct. Ill  Mongolian���������Allan State Line Oct. 15 j  Slate of Xcbra-ka���������Allan State Line Oct. 1 J  Fricsland���������Ital Star Line Oct. 13 ;  Kensington���������Ked Slar Line Oct. 20 i  Cabin, S45, $o0. S������0, $70. -?������0 and upward-. \  Intermediate, ������:>! and upwards,  Steerage. SXt.VJ and up ward  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  Cocur'd Alone minos, Palonsc, Lewis-  ton, Wnlln Wnllii. Baker City Mines,  Poi-tlnnd, Hiin Ki-nncisco. Cripple Creek  fjold  mines -anti  nil  jioints   Kast  and  j | .South.    Only line-foist via Halt Lake  Oct. 13 ! nnd  Denver.    Steamer tickets to Eu-  From .New York. | rope and other foretell countries.  ....'. ..Ocr.is   _' z    Oct. -2D  Oct. 20  Limvk  ":13 p. in.  Daily  M.l a. in.  Daily  si'01vam:timi:s('iieui;i.k i Ahkive  Fasi'Maii.-Walla Walla I  Portland, San Francisco | ''-,, a.\ '"���������  Baker City and thc cast.   !    Dail>  Locai, Mau.��������� Coeur  Alene-'. F.irmiiiKton. O  Hold, Coifs  Mo-cij'.v.  . j  r  ir- j 0:15 p. ni.  I  Forthrouirh tickets and further information  m  -IP  ���������whi i  \W  i'fi.  l'.S    ���������  - 5 ;���������*"���������*��������� *  il'-  i  r  I.  ]���������:  fi'  3  ill' THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 1897.  mtsm*  ugss^mmssssm^a^Bamm^amimmmmm  MINING TRANSFERS.  ' Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of tl is to bo understood.  ... Kelson.  Oct 9-    .  Big Bump-C II Dougherty to T II Oliver, i,  $187.50 down; $187.50 Jan 28, 189S; $875 April 28,  1898; $1230 July 28 1S98 nnd $1250 Oct 28, 1898.  Oct 11���������  ��������� Big 4���������Florence Hastings to WD Townsend, J.  Palousc, Minnie���������D L Purvis to J Inkster Jr.  i. $100.  Samc-J InkHtcr Jr to II M Vincent, J, $100.  Copper Clown���������J Duhamcl, J Perkins to C A  HlKinbottom, J.  Oct 12-  Vincont-P Perkins to A V Powys.  Omeiua-F Turcotts to V R C Beer, $10.  Kclipsc-H M Hillings to J A Cowan, A, ?1M  in 15 days.  Oct 15-  ' -Big; Bump���������G Dougherty and J McMann to  C Dougherty, i.  Same-Samo to same. 3. $1000 Oct 28, 1897;  $1000 Jan 28; $5000 April 28; $G500 July 28; $C,������00  Oct 28,1898.  Cross Bar, Amphion. Forest King Bell���������A II  McKay to D Lawson, $300.  Ames 1-16, Carland ������, Littlo Peter i, Iron  Mask 1-12���������T J Kickham to J Caron.  Gold Star���������J It Cranston and W J T Watson  to E O Locke.  Alma, Inkerman, Gibraltar, Alexandria���������W  XV Williams, R Meister and E G Lackc to J  Roderick Robertson.  OctH- "'���������-���������  Copper Queen���������R XV Martin to A Cairns.  KomIubiI.  Oct 8���������  ���������  '���������" Pilgrim���������Ross Thompson to J S C Fraser, 2-15.  Oct 11-  ' Jumbo No i, King of Canada, Belle ot Waneta, Keleta, Del Norte, Black Hawk, Little  Daisy,' Apex, Spokane, Gladstone No 2���������W T  Good, Geo P Jones, Jas T Barry to Leo Davenport, <i. ; '  Oct 11���������  Spanish Treasury, Gipsy Queen Fraction,  Melrose, Gait, Madeline, Florence���������D M Linnard to J S C Fraser.  Madeline Fraction���������A Hackett,"Geo Funk, A  Ii Anderson to A M White, J.  ' Portland���������Olaus Jeldncss, John Cromic, Jefferson Lewis to Sir Charles Tupper and Caldwell Ashworth, $9,000.  Oct G- -  Helena���������Geo" fi Aylahi for XV H Robertson to  Charles E Hope, L  O K Fractional i, Mohawk }, Sandon���������W H  Robertson to M E Rainelmcycr.  Emily Edith i. Hn Silverton Boy, J I C, and  WII n-XV II Robertson to Chas E Hope, $1050.  . Jennie Jones Fraction J, and i in White  Horse No4. Black Horse, and Fedora���������Same to  same, $1C50.  Pcmbrook���������J A Stewart to XV L Caruthers, J.  Lottery! Bell, Pamlico, Pembroke. Oswego,  Power of Attorney���������Walter L Caruthers 'to  Chas A Haller.  Queen Bess, First Extension, American Girl.  Concord, Young Dominion, Young Dominion  Fraction���������John A Finch, Wm Glynn, Peter  Larsen, Jas A Moran to C IC Milbournc, agreement, for salo, $110,000. ������  Major Fraction���������Chas Moore to thc Washington Alining Co. J.  Inverness���������Arthur Mullen to Jno Brown.  Oct 7-  Mountnin Goat���������Michael  Murphy to  C  B  Taylor, A.  Oct8-  Wakclleld, Cazabazua, Ottawa No 2���������Geo  Fairhain, W II Smith, I Culvor, Paul Anderson and Charles Ander to M R W Rathborne,  $23,750.  Same���������M R XV Rathborno to A H Bremner,  $25,000.  Wakefield and Cazabazua���������M It W Rathborne, A F Culver and Geo Eairbain to AH  Bremner.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  Mining News'.  . Knslo.  Oct 6- .....'    .  . .Stranger���������John A Whittier, John H Thompson, James II Montgomery to E C Weaver and  A- E Price, one year's lcaso, 20 per cent net  smelter returns.  Chip Munk���������S P Jobe and J II Jacks3n to J  A Roberts 3, $1,000.  'Porcupine, Bokoah Standard���������S P Jobe and  J H Jackson to J A Roberts, i, $300.  Laura, Geneva, May���������S P Jobe and J II Jackson to J A Roberts, 1-12, $300.   ���������-  Lavina, Iron Cap. Ruthio. Bell���������Release of  mortgage by W J Trctheway of J int.  ,fOct8��������� . ���������    0  . Salem nnd San Antonio���������Chas S Warren to  A D Jones, J, $600.  Salem and San Antonio���������Chas.S Warren to  E T Steele, I, $18,000.  Bluo Bird���������Josiah Thomson Jr to Kootenay  Mining and Smelting company.  .Stockholm���������Chas Bjerkncss to Chas Borg-  strom, J.   . ,  ������locan city.  Sept 21-  ' Clorist, Pioneer, .Uncle Sam,   Hinton, Hcrmosa���������Alex Harrison to Henry Smith, j|. -  ���������Vanbleak Hill���������John McLeod to Alex Mclntyre, i. ���������. .  Sept 27���������-  Abbie���������V C Racliff to Ewen McCuaig, i.  ��������� Wolverine���������D McDonald to Ewen McCuaig1  1-16..  Crossette���������Albert Crossettc to Samuel Brice,"  1-16.  .   Crossette���������Albert Crossette to Robert McGregor, 1-16,  Ann is ton���������A Walklcy to Dan Hanlon.  Lexington No 3, Polly, Sunnyside Fraction���������  K J McCune to Thos Montgomery. -  Sept 29-  White Swan,' Sunshine���������Donald G McCuaig  to Agnes Trumbull, 1-)?.  Octl���������       . . - -  Rome���������Thomas Kermcen to.Ch.irles'MeGib-  _ bons^J.        ~:        *"~i      :   ~~  Waterpower-pCharles McGibbans to Thomas  Kermcen, i.  ��������� Ogdonsburg���������Chas MeGibbcns to Thos Kermcen, }.  Oct 4���������  Charming Widow���������E B Dunlop to J G Dew-  o'r, J.  Oct 5-  Magnolia 1, Owl j, Yaekamo���������W B Young to  E E Austin. = ���������  Lone Dutchman���������E B Dunlop to Joseph Butler. -     ���������  Kelson.  Oct 0-  Good Hope���������D Wilson, J McDonald, Porcupine ck, s e of Blue Eyed Nellie.  Union Jack���������F B Pemberton, 1 mi up Bird  creek.  Metropolitan���������W Heddio, Morning int, "adj  Venus.  Cosmopolitan���������Same, same.  Oct 9-  Sccond Shift -FN Dodd, divide bet Hall ck  and n fk Salmon, formerly Bryan,  Mountain Side���������T J Duncan, Hall creek 3 mi  from Halls siding.  Northern Light Fraction���������D McKinary, hd 49  creek.  Oct 11- "  Minnie���������Jo Klass, Salmon r, one mile above  Ymir.'  Golden Chariot���������J Hampton; hd Wild Horse  creek. .    ,.  Merhnac���������W Dreaver, Wild Horse ck, 10' mi  fm Ymir.  '��������� Cavana���������G Guichct, 1 mi n Bear ck, 3 mi n  Kootenay crossing.  Emilic���������W Tows, hd Cayuse ck.-  Boston Boy���������F C Percw, hd Deer ck..  Bishiark���������Samo. same.  -  California���������A Flare, Morning mt, 1 mi west  Silver Kirg. .;������������������.,  Oct 12- i    -    .  Callao���������F O Hazen, J mi s c mouth Porcupine ck. '  ' '���������    ij "    "  Carrot���������J Bethclot, e fk Wild Horse ck, 12 mi  fm N & F S Ry.'  Sunshine���������W G Ellis, Granite mt adj Old  Bill.  ������ Darwin���������C'J Williams, as Porcupine ck, ������00  feet f m N & F S Ry. ,  Anaconda���������F Bowser, near head Wild Horso  creek.  Speculator���������R Blundcll, Sandy ck li ml n w  Morning and Evening claims. ;������������������'������������������'  Oct 13-     -  Independence���������L F- Murray,' T Btirns, 12 nil  up Wild Horse ck. '���������  Comodore���������F Grantham', fks'Wild Horse ck.  ' Lead Carbonate���������A Milton, head Porcupine  creek.    '���������  ���������   ' '��������� ' "     ���������'-!''.  .'- ;       \  Twin Fulls���������Same, 12 mi up same.   ' '''���������  Louisiana���������A G Ericson, same.  Canadian' Pacinc���������T S McPherson," 5 mi up  Wild Horse ck.  Golden Calf���������K Peters, Middle mt bet n fk of  and main Wild Horse ckv  Oct 14-  Wilcock' Fraction���������W II Coirbauld,' Wild  Horse ck, li mi above mouth s fk.  Aber Rose Quartz���������J J Griffith, s s Kootenay'  r, nr mouth McPhee ck."  XV J Bryan���������W Chisholm, 2i >mi up flrst side  ck fin s e on o fk of n fk of Salmon ri  The Starlight claim on Toad mountain is showing up about live feet  under development work and carries a  two foot pay streak; Assays give a  return of $11 in gold and 20 per cent  copper.  Tho Irene,, on Toad mountain, has  widened from 25 inches to three foot of  solid quartz showing considerable tree  gold. It is looked upon as one of the  most promising free gold properties on  the mountain.  The Golden Star on Toad mountain,  an. extension of the Starlight is showing up well under development.  Specimens brought into Nelson show-  considerable native copper, whicli is  unusual with the ores of this district.  The Athabasca mine will probably  make another shipment to thc smelter ou  Monday. The Inat one of 31 tons gave a  return of $108 per (on. A steam hoist is  to be put up at the mine immediately  and tbe wagon road is to be extended to  the main road. The winze upon which  the men were working was sunk to a  depth ot 100 feet and then the men were  driven out by bud air and water.  The telluride find, by the "Itade brotli-  'ers, on Gainer creek, it is reported, has  been bonded but the conditions of the  bond are a secret. The only detail 1; nown  is tbat tbe bond will run out on October  22. It is believed that the bond is held  by Chicago parties. ;It"is now so late in  the season nothing can be done on the  property before another year. The two  tons of ore thnt were lying at the Kaslo  sampler were sold to the smelting company at Nelson.  On Monday Mr. A. H. Kelly brought  in town the largest and best specimen  of ore ever exhibited here. It weighs  3000 pounds and was placed iri front of  Mr. Kelly's office on Baker street. The  specimen was taken from tho Dandy  mine on Toad mountain and is said to  give an average of $80 in gold, silver  and copper. At different points the  ledge can be traced a distance of 2000  feet and at the present workings ifc is  said to be five feet in width.  A free gold find of importance has been  made at the second north fork of Lemon  creek. ar������d the property is under bond to  the British Canadinn Gold Fields which  has its head office in Nelson. There nre  five claims in the group and. tbe.ore upon  which the find was made is the Golden  Wedge. The owners are Wm., Urascb,  Henry. Smith and J. M. M. Beuedum.  Samples from the claim show much free  gold, in fact so much that an'assay was  considered unnecessary. Mr. Wiii^j,  mining superintendent of the- British  Canadian. Gold Fields states that "the  ledge is a strong one and will run from  18 to 36 inches in width. The ore is free  milling and it is the .intention of .the  company to at once start work on ifc. ,,....  PRODUCE 0E THE MINES.  RETURNS F0141897 UP TOD ATE.  OBE EXI'OIITKD.  From Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp   liossland via Nortliport..  liossland vhiNolson   ,.2ti,JS13  ..   101)0  ... il.Sllif  ..      52  Tons  39,0701  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.S 2,420,070.0(1  "   ��������� Uoiclstoke (NaKusp)..,       rjJ,S.'i(!.(5.'>  Average valuo per ton, 571.10  2,Slu,S07.:il  l'ltODUCK OF SMKLTElia.  (Shipped) ,  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte.  Trail Smeller Matte       22XSJ   i:m  CSG21  Tolal value, 83.2S5..557.J0  "     "   of ore and matte exported, ������G,13l,3!l4.7l  The Criminal Docket.  Supreme court will convene in Nelson  on Monday next and the ciiminal docket  as far as arranged is as follows:  "KpgiuaVsrJrMr McPhee cHarged~with~  forging the famous Keene petition nt  Kaslo.    ������  Regina vs. P. Costello, the Rossland  foreman charged with assault. ������  liegina vs. J. Miles, charged with  unlawfully entering the premises of tbe  Kootenay Lake General hospital and  creating a disturbance.  . Regina vs. J: RyaD, of Ymir, charged  with perjury. .  . .. ' ��������� Slew Deliver.  Sopt 28-  Kdinburgh���������John Smith to Robert Win Gordon, 112. -       ��������� \  Oakland���������James A Andcri on to same, samo,  1-12. r  Sept HO���������  Irene���������H-B: Alexander to A J Hayward, i,  agreement, to convey.  Treno���������A  J  liny ward to A V Kastman, J,  91 0GO.  - Miner Boy���������Edward Cummings to Thcodoro  Adams, I-10.  Victoria���������Anthony Gcnn and Geo V Caldwell  to C K Milbourn.  Fairhavcn, Laurier, Klondike���������Wm It Smith  to R B Miller, J. 0  Richmond���������P A Phcrson to Robt Miller, J, -  Octl���������    ..        -��������� -'    '   '-  Ktna-E H Hughes to John W McRae, J.  Etna���������Samo to Alex Ferguson, same," 5-10.  '   Etna���������Same to Wm A Allen, same, 5-10.  Century���������H L Arnold to T B Godfrey,  1,  J250.       ' "  Sllgo-W Davies to M S McDowell, 1-lC.  Oct 4��������� .,.  American Girl���������Chas W Greenlee  to Wm  Glynn and James II Moran; J.  Detroit~The Slocan Milling Co to J D Farrell, surface right*.  Hoodoo Fraction���������E L Warner to E J Matthews,        v  Hoodoo Fraction���������Edward J Matthews to  Wm Braden.  . Victoria���������A D Williams to Thos Milne and  Tho.s Irwin, 1-12.  Christie Fraction���������M C Williams to J A Williams, i. ���������  Keyston and  Evening  Star���������Daniol   C Mc-  Jkraald to Samuel McDonald.  Oct.5-  Christie Fraction���������McWilliams to J A Wil-  lisms, }.  Keystone and Evening Star���������D C McDonald  to Sam McDonald.'  Mohawk- J S  McForlane to XV H Robertson, J.  OK Fraction���������F H Bartlett to same, *.  Jennie Jones Fraction���������J G McCallum to W  H Robertson and A R Fingtand, ������.  Cascade and Sprag���������N F McNaught to H C  Wheeler and C H Abercrombic, 1.  Cascade���������H .C Wheeler to C II Abcrcrombie  and ltB Kerr. }.  Spray }, Silverton   Fraction S���������It C  Aber-  prombie to H C Wheeler and R B Kerr.  The Korlh Slur Mine.  P. J. Russell has returned from a  trip to. East Kootenay and.status that  the famous North Star mine in the St.  Mary's district has concluded to ship  no more ore until the Crow's Nest road  is completed. A new lead of monstrous proportions lias been struck and  it, is said that there is enough ore in  sight to supply 100 tons per day for  the next ton years. Ore is not measured by the yard but by the acre.  There arc now 3500 tons of ore in sacks  awaiting shipment and it is said to  average 312S.  Business Personals.  Klondike.Cocktails a. specialty at tbe  Vernon.  ... Allsopps ale. The Vernon has imported at a great expense Allsopps English  ale on draught.   Go and try it.  All kinds of wire rope and cable splicing neatly done. Address, S. Sieftes,  care of this office, 2fc  Parcels for the Dominion Express Co.  are now being received at the office of  the C.'P. R. ou Stanley street.  Target Practice. A box of cigars for  any gentleman who can score the bulls  eye three times in succession at tbe  Vernon.  Books "opened, posted and balanced by  an experienced accountant. Terms moderate. Address H, care of Canada Drug  and Book Co.  Grand lunch this evening at .the Vernon. The Vernon, the only pebble on  the beach and the only place in the city  where you can get what you call for.  Always on file���������Tbe Examiner; Spokane Ileview, Seattle P. I, Puck, Standard, Tit-Bits, Xelson Tribune, Md?eb  and New York Clipper at the Vernon.  NOTICK OF ASSIGNMENT.  Pnrsunut to.  Creditor* .Trust  Deeds Act  iiml AmciMlins Acts.  NOTICE is hereby given that AVilliain H.  Graham, of Nelson, ni the Province of British  Columbia, merchant, lias by deed dated lath  day of October, 1897, assigned all his personal  estate, credits and effects whicli may be seized  and sold under execution and all his real estate  to H. G. Neelnnds, of the city of Nelson, merchant, for thc purpose of satisfying ratcably  and proportionately.and .withoufcprcfcrcncc or-  priority his creditors. The said deed was executed by thc said XV. H. Graham on the 15th  day of October; 1897, and by the said H. G. Nee-  lands on the lath day of October, 1897.  All persons having claims against the said  W. II. Graham nre required to forward particulars of thc same, duly verified, to the said  II. O, Neelands at tho City of Nelson, on or before thc fifteenth day of November, 1987, and  all persons indebted to tho said \V. II. Graham  are requested to pay such indebtedness to thc  said 11. G. Neelands forthwith.  Dated thc 15th day of October, 1897.  ,TI. G. NEELANDS, Trustee. '  A meeting of thc creditors of lhe said W. H.  Graham will be held at the offices of Bowes &  Senkler. Nelson, B. C. on Saturday thc 23d day  of October, 1897, at 11 of tho clock in the forenoon. II. G. NEELANDS,  775 Trustee.  ORE   SHIPMENTS.  Itctiiru.s Since Last  Week.  VIA   KASI.O.  Payne Mine Io Pueblo, Col  300  Washington  to Omaha '.  1.3  Whitewater Io Kverett  1591  Kuth to Pueblo, Col  1'20"  Kuth to Everett  120  Payne lo Everett  100  Rambler to Tacoma  15  Great Northern to Aurora  102  -1,2221  Tola! value. SSfi,9SI.  Average value per ton, ������71.152   .  c,  VIA    XOM'UPORT.  ' Iron Mask G M Co Io  U.S.A         1  dill"Mine to Tacoma      IS  _ 19  Total value, $2,311.50  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Hall Mines (Miitlo)   Trail Smelter��������� sold bullion ���������  Total Value S39.5dU.Bl        79}  -1.624.1S-2 oz  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Oec-  Sll.VKK.  (P.ar)  Lead...  12  ...50'i  KKXV  13  YORK.  .57....57?.  in  . .5S'J  .1.00  Oct. US-Asked,  1.00..  Si.00:'  1.00..4.00...3.95  smeller, 53.75.  WEEKLY STOCK HE POUT.  J. F. WEIR'S  SPECIAL LINE   OP   Fifty Dozen Sample  Arc being" sold at prices  that cannot be repeated.  SEE THEM  J. F. WEIR  Turner & Bocckh  Block, near the  Band Stand.   771  BA;  WiCLUi:  i-a  i'.; r>';  -*-^r.rj-.t:v  ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.  "Gold and Gold Ores Melted, Re- \  fined and Bougnt i  P. O. Box 1795.      Spokane, Wash. Jj  Stamford & Co.  SANITARY  -umbinG  Fitting and Heating.  . All Work'Guaranteed.  No. 1 Scions Block-.      Victoria Street,  iVCl-SOX, K.C. (7G3)  Companies.  Xo.   of  Shares  Par  Value  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to npply to tho Chief Commissioner of ljuids and AVorks for permission to  purchnpo tho following describeillancl situate  in the West, Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing nt a Post planted on the north  bank of lho Columbia ltiver. on the west  boundary of Lot. 301, marked William Anderson's S.K.C., thonee north 10 chains, thence  west80chains, thence south to the north bank  of Iho Columbia ltiver, thence folio wine; (he  said- bank of the river in nn easterly diicction  to the point of commencement, containing by  admeasurement 3*20 acres more or less.'  WILLIAM ANDERSON.  i5th October. 1SG7. " .-     77(i:  NOTICE.  Notice i������ hereby given that sixty days after  dato I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of. Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described lands situate  in the Wesi; Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing at Charles William Pardoy's  Initial post ana marked Al6xander Ross' N. K.  C, thence south 40 chains, thence -west SO  chains, thence north to the bank of the Columbia ltiver, thence following lho bank of lhe  said River to the point of commencement,  containing 320 acres more or less.   -  ALEXANDER ROSS.   ������  14th October, 1897. 777    -"  Tenders Wanted.  Tenders wanted by the undersigned  for the sinking- of a shaft 198 feet  deep, 6x8 feet, with chamber at the  base 20x20x20, all in rock, located  Y% mile from mouth of Coffee creek,  Ainsworth mining1 district. Parties  must furnish their own machinery,  if same is needed. .  Also for construction of dam and  thirteen  hundred  feet of five foot  stave flume on said creek.  For specifications apply to  Taylor Air Compressing Co. ,-  773 - Spokane, Wash.  NKLSON.  Hall Alines      Soo.ooo  Exchequer  1,000.000  ltOSSI.AXD.  Alberta ;\ 1,000,000  Beaver ,      75o,ooo  Big Three  3,noo,ooo  Bulte  1,000,000  Brit. Can. GoIdlicIUs 2,5oo,ooo  B. C. Gold King...   1,000,000  Bluebird      Ijoo.ooo  Bruce '.  1,000.000  Caledonia Con      000,000  California  2,5oo,ooo  C.&C -..     000,000  Celtic Queen       Too.ooo  Centre Star     .ioo.ooo  Colonna ;  1,000,000  Commander.       000,000  Crown Point...-'? 1,000,000  Deer Park...'  1,000,000  Dclacola  1,000,000  Delaware  l,aoo,ooo  Eastern Star      000,000  Entcrpriso  1 000.000  Eric  1 000,000  Evening Star     1,000,000  Georgia  1,000.000  Gertrude      000,000  Giant  2,000,000  Golden Drip      000,000  Golden Queen  1,000,000  Great. Western  1,000,000  Hattie Brown  1,000,000  Helen      (ioo.ooo  High Ore      Soo.ooo  Ifoincstako  l.eoo.000  Idaho      000.000  Imperial  1,000,000  Iron Horse...,  1,000,000  Iron Mask '.      000,000  IXL 3 '..... 1,000,000  Independent  ^oqOjOoq  Josie"' V      7oo,oob  Jumbo      000,000  Knight Templar   "000,000  Kootenay-London .. 1,000,000  Lcltoil      000,000  Lily May      000,000  Mayflower  1,000,000  Monita       75o,ooo  Monte Cristo .". 1,000,000  Morning Star  t,000,000  Nest Egg      000,000  Northern Belle  1,000,000  Novelty  1,000,000  O. IC;  1,000,000  Palo Alto.,  1,000.000  Phoenix ���������'- 000,000  Poorman     000,000  Red Mountain-view 1,000,000  It. E. Lee  2,000,000  Red Point  1,000,000  Rochester      000,000  Rossland, RcdMt.. 1,000.000  Rossland Star  1,000.000  St. Elmo ;  1,000,000  St Paul  1,000.000  Silveriue >    Son.noo  Sou'n Cross&\V con    000,000  Sullana  1,000,000  Trail Jlining Co��������� 2,000  Union c....    (Ioo.ooo  Virginia      000,000  War Eaglet      000,000  West, Lo Roi      000,000  White Bear  2,000,000  Young British Am'n 1,000,000  AIXSWOR'I'ir.  Deilio      75o,ooo  Ellen ; 1,000,000  nou.vnAKY.  Old Ironsides  1,000,000  CAMP   MCKINNEY.  Cariboo t     -800,000  .    IIKVELSTOKE.  Orphan Boy ":..    "00,000  SLOCAN.  Alamo .-     000,000  Cumberland        So.ooo  Dardanelles  1,000,000  Grey Eagle '."      Too.ooo  Idler  1,000,000  Kootenay-Columbia 4oc  Minnesota  1,000,000  Noble Five Con   1.2oo,oco  Rambler Con ���������. 1,000,000  Reco  1,000,000  Slocan Star..:  1,000,000  Sunshine...."       00,000  Wonderful  1,000,000  Washington 1,000,000  NbnTnroKT.  Red Top....  l.ooo.ooo  Price.  ! 1  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  loo  loo  Ll 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  . 1 00  1 00  1 00  " 1 00  1 00  ��������� 1 00  1 00  ] 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00   1 00  1 OC  1 OO  0 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OC  .1 OO  1 OC  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 00  1 OC  1 00  1 OC  1 OO  1 00  loo 00  1,00  1 00  1 00  i 00  1 OO  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 OO  1 00  1 00  -.1 00  lo OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 00  loo OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  00  lo OO  ��������� 1 OO  - 1 OO  ������1 12s  S 0 10  0"07  0 17  0 0!)  0 ou  0 uf  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 Oo  0 05J  0 05  0 22  0 lo  0 10  0 12  0 0U  0 12"  0 10  0 20  0 03  0 0.V  0 Hi"  0 8  0 15  0 15  0 Ki  0 20  0 14  0 "7  0 I  0_01  0 07i  0 1;H  0 30  12A  0 32.V  0 ou"  0 J5V  0 10"  9 00  0 12  0 13J  0 19  0 05*  0 08"  0 10  0   2  0 01  0 0!)  .0 10 '  0 Of)  0 10  0 ILU  0 10r'  0 2G  0 15  0 05  0 10  0 05  (I 20  0 10  0 00  0 II  0 20  .0 10  '0 00}  0 11  0   7*  0 OoJ  ' 0.52}  0 OS  0 13  0 15  DEADWOOD MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok  West- Kootenay Distkict.���������Where Located.���������Situate TllKEE MILES FROM  Nelson on tub Hai.l Mine Waggon  Uoau an������ Ai'.out One Mile South .ok  Cottonwood Cheek, Adjoinino- the  "Hillside'' Claim.  '| 'AKE NOTICE thnt I, Francis Clarke Gam-  JL hie. acting as agent for Wm. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 77512. intend, sixty days  from-the date hereof, to apply to the lilininif  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  abovo claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,   must  bo  commenced  before  thc  issuance of such con ideate of Improvements.  . .F. C. GAMBLE. P. L. S.,  Agent for Wm.- Moore.  Dated this 24th day of September, 185)7.'.     705  NEL80N_ LQTS.  NOTICE,  Having appointed W. J. G.v Dickso*  local agent for addition A to the town!  site of Nelson, intending purchasers ol  lots or parties wishing information!  plans or price list of the addition wil|  please apply to him.  400 F. C. INNES.  A WORD^m  TO THE WISE^^MHMV  Get prices from tho  KASLO DRUG CO.  Beforo you' buy your  752    . Paints or Wall Paper  Do you want Type? Do you wnnt Ink?  Do yoii want to Irmlc I'i-cmcs?  Do you want to trade Paper Cutler*?  Do you wnnt anything in the Printing Machin ]  - ery line?  If so write to  TOUO.VTO Tl'PK FOIIMIKY CO.  609 r.'JO Cnrdovn St., Viiucouycr, B. C.1  KOOTENAY HOTEL!  Mrs..Mary Mallette, Propr  First Class Dining Boom.    No Ghino-i  men.   All white help.  ACCOMMODATIONS, 81.00 per day.'  Vernon Street,        768       Nelson, B. 0.\  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST.  Two Lots with Three Stores]  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.,  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  103 XV. j. ������. iMckson. Baker 81.  Fall and Winter Styles ]  French Patterns, Hats, Latest Novelties in  Fall and Winter Millinery Goods.  Prices to Suit Everybody.  mrs. McLaughlin,  764 Josephine Street.  Mrs. Morlej? is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ-  Apply nt Thomson  Stationery C������'s Store.  Me*��������� ���������  t'elson.  127  NOTICE,  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  date 1 intend, to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described land, situate  in tho West Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Coinniencinpr ht post planted on thc south bank  of tho Columbia river.about Umilcsabove Robson and marked Charles William Pardoy's N.  K C; thence <soulh 12 chains more or less;  thence west, IfiO chains more or less; thence  north lOi chains more or less to the bank of  the said river; thence following the sinuosities  of the said bank of the river in an easterly direction to the point of commencement,'containing about. 280 acres more or less.  ,     . CI I VULK3 WILLIA M_PAI1DEY. ._  ���������2fith" ScptriSST."'^^-   " "72  KOOTENAY  LAKE  saw mix  Nelson  Office and  Van  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders are.invited to inspect iir  stock of Rough  and Dressed  ,   Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings    ",-  Turned sStock, ,&c. \       '���������  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED;  Cr. O.' Pttchaijai)  ������3J  1 00  0 20  0 m  1 75  2 75  0 03V  0 25'  RIGHTGOODS  AND  RIGHT PRICES p-  Well Selected Diamonds, Pearls and Opals  .   In Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, etc.;  NEW ASSORTMENT OF SILVERWARE ' ' <������>     ������  m   ALL WATCH REPAIRING^ GUARANTEED  :<zy  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson,B.C.  Joseph A. SaiJWard  010  tDividonds paid to date are as follows: Le  Roi, 8625.000; AVar Kagle, ������187,000: Cariboo,  S150.000; Idaho S152.000; .Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco ������150.000: Rambler S10.000. Alamo; Cumberland, Goodenoutjh and Noble Five have also  paid dividends.  NOTSCE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days aftor  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described land situate  in the \\'e.-t Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing at a Post marked Charles  William Panley's N.W.C . planted on thesouth  bank of the Columbia Hirer, about 2i miles  above Kobson. thence south 40 chain1;, thenco  east SO chains, thence north tothe bank of the  Columbia Kiver. thence following tho b^ink of  the Colnmbia River to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  CHARLES AVILLIAM PARDEY,  llth October, 1897. 778  All  kinds  of Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  Lath., Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  507  PILOT BAYi B.C.  C. E. MALLETTE & CO.  Wholesale and Betail Dealers in  Hay, Grain,Peed&Produce  Rough and Dressed Lumber  Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  (707)        NELSON, B. Cr  Premises lately Occupied by  A. McDonald & Co.


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