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Array it  fr������������y.ynwy^T.Mw������y:  V  .;;*-'  Whole Numbek 376.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Nov. 6, 1897.  Price Five Cents  DIVIDED OTTO  WARD STREET   WILL MARK THE  BOUNDARY BETWEEN THEM-  An Opinion From City Solicitor John  Holt In Kelutlon to the ������iualltl-  catlous or.\oter������.  Cl-  A short meeting of tlie city council  was held on Wednesday afternoon  and a bylaw read which provides for  dividing the city into two wards to be  known as East "Ward and West Ward  respectively. The East ward will comprise all that district within the city  limits east of the center line of Ward  street. The bylaw also provides for  the election of three aldermen from  each ward. It will lie finally adopted  at the next meeting.  The following opinion from City  Solicitor John Eliott, referring to the  qualifications of voters was read and  filed.  "In reply to your inquiry as to the  qualifications of voters etc. and the  persons entitled to vote at municipal  elections I find asfollows:  "That any male or female British  subject of the full age of 21 years may  v vote in the ward in which he or she is  a resident and a ratepayer and who  has paid orfpv before the^flrst day of  November, prior to the clay of nomination, all municipal rates, taxes, assessments and licence fees (except  water rates) but the council have the  power to pass a bylaw allowing such  persons to vote although such payments have not been made, and who  has been a resident of the municipality for at least one year prior to the  date of the closing of the last " municipal revised voters' list and  "a���������Who is the assessed owner of  lauds or improvements or assessed occupier of land situate within the municipality.  "b���������Or who carries on business and  is tho holder of a trades license in the  municipality, the annual fee of which  is at least $5." ���������   '"'���������������On.who is a householder within  the municipality.  "Tliat the voters'list shall close on  the first Monday in December and be  corrected, revised and certified by the  Mayor on or before the third Monday  in December.  ���������'That the clerk immediately after  such correction or revision shall pre-  - pare an alphabetical list of voters,  stating each voters' qualifications,"  . "That the council shall by bylaw or  resolution passed in the mbnth of  December appoint the places for holding nomination, the returning officer  aTfd~depiities~and_the-polling-places  and shall prior to the day of nomination furnish the returning officer with  a list of voters for each ward and arrange for the coming election.  "That the nomination shall be held  on thc second Monday in January  from 12 noon to 2 p. m. and the polling  shall take place on the following  Thursday from 8 a. m. to 4 p. in.".  Adjourned until Friday at 2 p. in."  A NEW PASTOR.  mine is lookiug flue aud the outlook is  that it will become one of the heaviest  shippers in the district.  Mr. Tomlinson will start a camp at  Lardeau next spring and would have  done so this winter had transporation  facilities been better. He is interested  iu the Hope and Park Region two miles  below the big jam on tbe Duncan river.  There is a 60 foot tunnel on the Hope.  The Ledge breaks over and the  heighth of the tunnel is the width ot the  vein. Assays give a result of 70 ounces  in silver and 40 to SO per cent lead. It  appears to be a .fine concentrating proposition, the pay streak being about 18  inches in width. Mr. Tomlinson is interesting himself in the question of  transporation facilities and as soon as  they are improved there will be many  others besides himself who will be actively engaged in the work of development.  Mr. G. O. Buchanan owns two claims in  the Bame ledge and adjoining the Hope.  MEN TREATED FAIRLY.  M. J. HANEY OF,THE GROWS NEST  ROAD MAKES A STATEMENT.  GENERAL LOCAL  EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN  AROUND NELSON.  AND  lie  Says  the  Published Articles   In  Stnrrt  lo Ibe Trouble Are 8eur-  rllous.  Be-  HALL   MINES  SMELTER  Brier  Mention    or   Happenings   In  District   During   Hie   Vast  Seven*  Days.  the  Will Probably Shut   Down Tonight   ror  Repairs.  It is expected that the Hall Mines  smelter will shut down tonight so as  to allow a new foundation to be built  under the engines, the one now in uso  being worn iind faulty. The shut  down will give the company an opportunity to repair the blast furnace,  should it be found that any repairs arc  needed. The tramway is ahead of the  mine and the stop will allow the latter to get a quantity of ore on hand.  The quality of the ore com ing down  lately has heen very fine and a correspondingly large amount of matte has  M. J. Haney of Macleod, manager  of construction of the Crow's Nest  road was in Nelson last Thursday and  left on Friday morning for'"the head  of Kootenay lake from which point he  will go over thc line to Macleod. He  has been visiting on the coast for the  past month. In regard to the charges  preferred against hiin of unfair treatment to the men employed on the  road, Mr. Haney said:  "I am sorry to see., the papers taking up this matter and printing'scurrilous articles. I am prepared at any  and all times to state the facts iii any  case of complaint,  wire." '"'  "Will you state the facts in tho case  for mc?" was asked,  "The facts are," said Mr. Haney,  "that certain men came from the east  whose fares had been advanced by.the  company and they were given to understand they must and agreed to repay this fare. In fact they signed  contracts to this effect. A few endeavored to evade this payment and  consequently there has been trouble.  j They endeavored to create.dissatisfac  been produced  A large amount of custom ore is on | tion and you have seen the statement^  hand, particularly from the War  Eagle at Rossland. Last week a ship-  ment^of about 30 tons was received  from Evening Star No. 8 on Dayton  creek but' this will probably be used  when the blast furnace is blown in.  The Athabasca on Toad mountain has  just shipped about 100 tons, which will  he used in the calcining furnance as  soon as it starts up. The new roaster  and reverberatory furnaces are progressing favorably and will probably  be ready to blow in by Christmas..      <  OPERA HOUSE AND   GYMNASIUM.  ���������J. B. Ferguson of Kaslo was a  visitor to Nelson this week.  J; j W. Powell of Victoria is a guest  at the Phair.  Charles E. Tripp of Mission City is  visiting in Nelson.  "VV. H. Armstrong, of Vancouver is  in town.  J. G. McGuigan of Kaslo was in  Nelson during the week.  J. A. Veatch of the Fern mine was  in town during the week. --  G. O. Buchanan of Kaslo was a  either by mail or j visitor to Nelson last Wednesday.  Mr. W. A. Jowett left for the coast  last Saturday. He expects to return  next week.  E. V. Bodwell, of Victoria, of the  firm of Bodwell & Irvine, is at the  Phair.  . ,11. A. Barton of London, Eng., who is  representing considerable English capital, is visiting iu Nelson.  Evan Morgan of Loon Lake is at the  Phair. Mr. Morgan is the proprietor  of the Loon lake summer resort.  The case of F. K. Hurry, charged  with having adulterated milk in his  possession for sale, will be heard before Judge Forin next Monday.  C. G. Dixon, general agent of the  Great Northern at Spokane is in Nelson  on his regular business trips.  Mrs. Andy Dolan has returned from  a month's visit to Macleod where her  husband is completing a contract on  the Crow's.Nest road.  C. E. Perry, of Slocan City, the C. P.  was made last Monday night and although the celestials objected loudly  and long, they ah paid when they  found that the alternative was Lhe  j'vil.  A new ledge has been uncovered on  the Athabasca. This makes the second  during the last 30 days.  The MorniDg mine on Toad Mountaiu  has ten sacks of ore ready for shipment.  It is to be sent as a sample to the smelter  to see what can be done with it.  The Julius Caesar, on Toad Mountain  is in about '10 feet on the ledge and a  force of men are still working on the tuunel. Assays from this property have  run as high as $45 in gold.  A cross cut has beeu run on the Cashier  and Golden Gem on Anderson creek and  it is claimed that the work has proved  that the^ lead is the continuation of the  Sunset lead. The principal values are  said to be gold and copper.  The Salvation Army has purchased  lot   5,   block 15   on  Victoria   street  between Ward and Josephine streets  and Mr. G. Dickson will erect a build-  there  to be used  as a barracks.  LET.  GOV.  HIS APPOINTMENT   HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED IN VANCOUVER.  William Templeman I.s Appointed Senator  Itanquct' lu  Honor or Hon.  V. Sifton.  .The building will be a two story affair  and the upper floor will bo used for  living, rooms. Timbers are now on  thc ground and the construction will  be started at once.  WONDERFUL LEDGES.  that have been published. In regard  to the otlier complaints I do not see  where they come in. The men have  the best of board and they receive 100  cents ou the dollar for their wages.  Each man is charged 50 cents per  month for medical fees which is the  least amount I ever heard of any company charging. . We allow' no time  check scalpers on tho line and tho  men are paid the wages they were  hired for before they' left the east.  They were hired with the understand;  ing that they were to do any class of Ik. enRineer who has had charge ot the  It Is [Proposed to U������ve Tliem It nil t This  Winter.  A project is on foot to construct an  opera house in Nelson and the outlook is  that it will be successful. The gentleman who has the matter in. hand does  not wish to be known in connection with  it at present but to a reporter for The  Miner stated that if the matter could be  arranged, construction would begin by  or before December 1.  The building is to be 40 feet wide and  the theatre floor will be ou a level with  the street.   The main part of this floor  Induction or Kev. Koltcrt Frew Took Place  ;     Inst Thursday.  The induction of Hev. Robert Frew  asl'astor of tho Presbyterian Church  took place Thursday evening Nov, 1th  at the church. Rev. Glastord, moderator of the Presbytery presided and  Rev. T. McG. Gandier, of Rossland,  preached and delivered the address to  thc people. The moderator gave the  right hand of fellowship to the pastor  with words of welcome and the Rev.  Morden of the Methodist Church made  the induction prayer. A solo was  sung by Mr. F. M. Chadbourn. After  * the exercises closed refreshments were  served by thc ladies of the congregation. The new pastor will preach  next Sabbath morning and evening.  will be level with movable seats so that"  it may he cleared for dancing.   Iu the  rear will be a tier ot raised seats.   The  plans provide for an elaborate balcony  with raised seats and the stage will have  all the appliances and room necessary for  the production of first class performances.  It is hoped to have everything complete  during .the month of January.     The  location will be in the residence district.  Not the least important part of the  proposed building will be the basement  which is to be fitted lip for a gymnasium.  The present plan is to have a reading  room in connection with the turning hall.  Tbe latter will be 40x60 feet.   Several of  the athletic young men of Nelson have  interested themselves in the matter and  in making a canvass of the town secured  promises from about 75 who agreed to go  into it und put up the first year's dues in  advance.   The paraphenalia will cost but  little, and there ore a number of ybuug  men   in town ;who are  familiar  with  gymnasium work  and. who will be glad  to instruct.   The movement is unquestionably a good one and should receive  the support and hearty cooperation of all.  A GRAND SUCCESS.  work that the. company wanted them  to do. I am not hard on the men and  I always do as I agree to do. I have a  long record on large works and 'have  employed a great .many men iri my.  time and I have always lived up to  any agreement, Ihave made. On the  other hand I expect the men to carry  out their part of an agreement or contract and have always insisted upon  it. There are now about 4000 men  employed ��������� on .the line between Moyie  lake and Macleod and we expect tp  have the tracks down to .the head of  Kootenay lake by November of nexb  year,jwhich will be ahead of the contract  time. ��������� The work is progressing  satisfactorily iind I look for no drawbacks of any kind."  Mr. Haney is accompanied by Mr. R.  Fellows, government" engineer on the  work.        ���������  THE CITY COUNCIL..,  constriction ot the Slocan river branch,  is in the city.  The Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway has made application to take  water from a small creek 100 feet south  of Mountain siding. It will be taken  through a 2 inch pipe.  A force of men is employed on the  Tennessee cross-cutting from the shaft  to a second ledge about fifty feet away.  A large quantity of ore is on tho  dump.  Judge Adolph Miinter of Spokane,  who was recently a candidate on the  jtraight_republican^ ticket for joint  judge of thc superior court-, is a giiest"  He conies up on legal  LAST CHANCE GROUP.  Many Hundred Tons Will be ShtppdThl*  Winter.  E. H Tomlinson who with Dr. Hendryx,  recently sold the Last Chance group to  a   syndicate represented  by Scott McDonald, is a  guest at the Phair.  Mr.  Tomlinson states that the Last Chance  . Mining  and Milling company has been  disincorporated because the new syndicate, prefers that the interests should be  held individually.    He states that the  Last Chance is now shipping from two to  ten carloads of ore and the vein in No. 3  or the lower tunnel, when he saw it last  Monday had shipping ore  and carbonates from wall to wall, a width of" about  five feet.   The shipments are just commencing and it is expected that dariog  the rewinding season that several   hundred tons per month will be shipped. The  Cpunellincii Tested tbe New Water System  '   '"last Wednesday.  On "Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock  the water pipes of the new system, as far  down as the corner of Latimer and Stanley streets, were tested in the presence ot  the'mayor and a number of the aldeimen.  At the hour   mentioned   the  gate  at  Anderson creek was opened about one  inch and the pipes allowed to fill.   The  connection wa3 direct with the Hume line  so that it was not necessary to fill the new  reservoir.   Near the corner of Latimer  and Stanley streets a hose with a one  inch nozzle was attached  to the hydraat  and a stream was thrown about 100 feet  straight np into the air.   The city officials were very enthusiastic and said that  it was one of the finest water displays  they had ever seen.   No leaks of consequence were discovered at any point and  the line was   pronounced  an emphatic  success.   Within a few. day?,  the pipe  line down Stanley istreet will be tested in  a similar manner.  Ucservoir und flume Contractors finished  Their   Work.  At the meeting of the city couucil  yesterday afternoon the members present were Mayor Houston, Aldermen  Teetzel, Gilker ahd Malone.  By-law No. 21 providing for the, division ot the'' city into - two wards was  fiually adopted.-  A communication was received stating  that the presure valves would arrive in  Nelson in about ten days.     . ^  Bills to the amount of Sl.263.31 were  audited nud. ordered paid. They included oue from Barrister Johu ^Elliott  for $175 and two from F. "Darling  amounting to ������978.35  . The mayor stated that Breckinridge &  Lund'had informed him that they had  completed the,work in the reservoir and  flume line. ,. He ^bought the couucil  would be safe in allowing them $1,000.  The amount due them is figured at $1,045  due on the flume alone. It ,wa3 decided  to allow them ������900 on the flume aud $100  on the reservoir.  The mayor stated that E. J. Roberts,  chief engineer of the Nelsou & Fort  Sheppard railway had put a force of men  at work grading the road from Mountain  station and had telgraphed to kuow when  the city would start to:work ou the portion of the road lying within the city  limits. It was decided to have the city  engmcer establish grades ou Latimer  street from Josephine street to the east  boundary and to call for tenders for  grading, the tenders to be in on November 10 at 2 p.m. "  The mayor was authorized to purchase  needed furniture for the fire hall. The  action was taken upon the recommendation of the'fire chief who asked that four  beds and other furniture be pnt in for  the accommodation of men who will join  the volunteerdepartment  Adjourned until Monday at 3 p.m.  I������au  at thc Phair  business.  Magistrate Crease on Monday heard  a charge of assault and battery in  whieh. three woineu known as Leslie  Coleman, ^Hattie," and Edith Blair  wero concerned. It was' an cast end,  hair-pulling match and Mr. Crease  deckled to dismiss the- case.  The Provincial jail,building is rapidly  nearing completion and paintets are now  at work ou the roof. EDgiueer Hodgins  has dispensed witli the clerk ot the works  and is personally supervising everything.  A free social will be given at the school  house.by Lad'03 Aid of Baptist church  ou Friday November 19. A musical programme will be the order of the evening:  George McL. Brown of Vancouver,  executive agent of the C.'P. R. is in (he  city. " '  .Commencing today the C. P. R. will  make two trips daily to Rossland.   Each  train will  at  the same as at���������preseut.  Magistrate Crease yesterday fined  "William Green (colored) $10 for assaulting "William Herring. It appears thai  the latter tried to take a basket and  Green hit him with a piece of stove  wood.  John Parsons, of the Parsons' Produce  Co., "Winnipeg, Manitoba, was in Nelson  this week, Mr. Parsons, in company  with the representative of his firm here,  Mr. P. "J. Russell, has been travelling  through the Kootenays.  A. T. Salisbury-Jones of London, who  represents some of the strongest miuiug i  syndicates in England was in Nelson for j stroug  a few hours last Monday.    It is stated '     ' '  on good authority that he has closed a  big deal in the  Slocan but none  particulars could be obtained.  They urc Situated Twenty Five Miles Kast  or Argenta.  During the week some ore was brought  into Nelson from the,East Kootenay  district that established beyond all doubt  the fact that there is some very high  grade'J ore there. For divers reasons the  name of the party making the discovery  is withheld.  It appears that the prospector made  his way up the old government trail from  Argenta for a distance of about 25 miles  to the now famou3 Jumbo aud MLeral  claims on Toby creek. Going a short  distance northward he ran across surface  showings that were greater thau anything he had ever "seen before. The  ledges cropped out fifty feet wide in  places and laid on the ground iii great  boulders weighing about two and three  tons. He made three locations under  the names. of Iron Horse, Elk Horn and  Matterhorn." Going over the divide he  again found enormous c/oppiugs aud  located three more claims under the  names of Kiug Solomon, Headlight and  Silver Island. Assays on the samples,  brought in ran as high as 78 ouuce3 in  silver, 58 per ceut copper aud ������10 in gold.  The ore makes a handsome nppearauce  and a'large portion of it looks like matte  from the smelter. It also contains copper pyrites anil pcricock copper. Tlie  vast extent of the ledges guarantee that  they will be developed into mines before  many seasons. It is uow toj late to get  into the district as the ground is completely, covered with snow and stouns of  fearful' violeucc areTliabfe"tcTcome up at"  auy hour. ��������� The outlook is that there will  be a" rush iuto .that district next year.  The now finds are about IG miles .due  west ot Windermau lake.  Vancouyek, B. C, Nov. 4th.���������(Special)    ���������  Senator Mclunes   is   appointed Lieut.-  Governor and "William Templeman Senator.   The appointments   are   considered  very satisfactory. ' -  ' A Liberal banquet iu honor of Hon. C.  Sifton was held last night nnd was a  great success. . Mayor Templeton presided and G. R. Maxwell, M. P., Auley  Morrison, M. P., R. MacPherson, M.  P. P., Major Geueral Lainchant, Col.  Warren were among those present.  Mr. Sifton made  an  excellent speech  which was frequently cheered.     lie said  the record of the government for fifteen  short months had exploded   all   charges  and falsified all predictions.of the opponents with regard to tho  Liberal   party.  The difficult task of revising the  tariff   .  had been accomplished with fewer complaints than any previous revision and as  a consequence a revived trade was being  witnessed.'   Ho declared that the government  policy in   the   Yukon  was   compelling,every man to observe the laws.  He said tliere should be provided an all-    '���������  Cauadiau   route    so    as    to    confine  all the trade possible in Canadian channels and to seek to promote transportation  facilities geuerally. ' There was au  immense area of gold bearing territory in  the Yukon  and the mining regulations  would   be based ou the principle contained iu the Liberal platform that the  resources of Canada should be preserved  for the benefit.of the people. Over eighty  per .cent ot the gold seekers would be  aliens and should be made to pay the  expenses of good government.   He concluded   amidst olciud    cheers,   strongly  advocating Canada for Canadians.  Mr. MacPherson said the parliament  buildings at Victoria were a foolish expenditure. He referred to the grant to  the Cassiar Central of 700,000 acres and  half of the mineral found ou the same.  He denounced Sifton for reserving claims  for the Crown.  J. C. McLigati replied to the toast,  "Our Industries" aud strongly advocated the appointment ot a cabinet minister  for this province.  W. A. Jowett replied to thc toast, "The  Pre.������s," and asked that another member  should be given Yale-Kootenay eveu if it  was found necessary to reduce the representation on Vancouver Island.    ���������  Mr. Sitton left today for Kamloops, thence .for Xelson and  Kooteuay points. Hewitt Bostock will  be with him.. They will probably ar-  i'iv<riu_Nelsorru"ext~Tuesday. 7  DIED ON THE TRAIL-  makeo"the through connectiou  Robson and the leaving time will be  Campbell Expires on the .Holly ������lb-  sim Trail. -  Ou Monday last Daniel Campbell  expired on the trail leading to the.Molly  Gibson mine on Kokanee ���������crcek. while he  was being brought to town on horseback  to be treated for pneumonia.  Campbell was taken sick last Friday  "and as his condition became critical, his  eompauions concluded to take him to  town. He gave out before Kootenay  lake was reached and hid eompauions  brought iu his remains. At the coroners  inquest held last Wednesday, the jury  brought in a verdict iu accordance with  the facts related. Thc interment took  place iu Nelson last Thursday.  Carved With an A.vc.  On .Sunday   Frank   Armstrong   celebrated  the   fact  of -living   by   getting  1 -       ItiuKl to Lemon Creek.  A gaug of men left for Six Mile creek  last  Wednesday for the purpose ot constructing a trail from the  present terminus ot the government trail  to   the  north fork of Lemon creek,   It is being  constructed   by a private- enterprise, Kn.  petition  haviDg been successfully circulated among the busiuess men of this  city.   The same parties are circulating a  petition to the government askiug that a  wagou road be built over the trail jicxt  spring.   It will  be 13 miles in- length'"  aud will cost not'to exceed   81100 per  mile.   It will cxieud from Kootenny lako  up Six Mile creek, crossing the divide at  the head and-terminate at the north forks  of Lemon creek.     ,-  Thero are a large number of good  claims iu that district and it now costs  about four cents per prmud to get in  supplies. It is the intention ot some of  them to rawhide ore over the trail to the  smelter this winter.  An Open McclliiK  On Wednesday evening an open meel-  iog' of the Independent Order of Foresters was held iu their hall ou Kooteuay  street. There were a. number of invited guests  preseut and speeches were  gloriously full but instead of confining  his attention to the flowing bowl, he got  tho idea-that a fitting wind tip of his  spree would be to have some sport with  Alexander Brown. He went to the  latters cabin and after rousing him from  sleep, attacked him with au axe. Brown  succeeded in getting away after receiving  a few minor cuts aud at once caused i  Armstrongs arrest.    .Judge Crease last  Tuesday found him guilty  of aggravated I ���������,-,,., .    .-  ,.      ,      l       Vi-    ,   c,    ,    ,i     cakes and cigars concluded vthe eveniug s  assault and sentenced him to four months j .  .  imprisonment.   He also found him guilty : entertainment.  delivered by Uros- Falconer, D.S. C. R.;  Amiable,- V- ^ C. R.: aud G. O. Buchanan court deputy of the Kaslo lodge.  Brother Lennox, D. S. C R., entertained  the assemblage with some fine music.  Refreshments in the.   shape   of coffee,,  of common assault-for which lu sentenced him to one month, to run concurrently with the other sentence. Arm-  1 stroug said he was so drunk that he did  not know what he was doing.  of the  t;iri.< to tlie Hospital.  The Directors of the Koolenay Lake  General Hospital beg to thank "The Hos-  City Clerk-Sealey and hU'assistants j pital Laides Aid"  for one blanket-dre>s-  wlio have been employed to   collect ��������� iug gown, and one pair of slippers, also  polltax have Wen very successful and j The Lawrence Hardware Co. for an im-  find very few who are unwilling to j proved bedpan and Mrs.. McMorris  for  , pay.   A round-up of the   Chinamen  old linen.  UnlUiis Ki-iidy. I-'ur Winter.  ��������� The Irene on Toad mountain is preparing winter quarters aud a force will  be at work all wiuter. A boarding aud  bunk house, shaft house, blacksmith shop  aud ore house are being constructed and  will soon be completed. Next week a  force otmen will start thu work of sinking a 100 foot shaft. Tho present shaft  is dowu CO ft-et in a three foot ledge,  which- shows some free gold and a little  iron pyritefe. There arc betweeu 30 and  -ID tons of ore oii the dump. THE MINER NELSON, B.. C, SATURDAY. NOV. 6, iSpf.  Wxt Jttiiwr.  THE MIXER is   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 live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at tho rate of 53 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  atthe rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line lirst  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months arc  classed transient. '  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to tlie Editor must  be accompanied by the namo and address  of thc writer, not necessarily for publication, but us evidence of yood faith.  THE LABEL on your paper shows tho date on  which your paid up subscription expires.  If in arrears kindly remit and sec that the  date i.s changed, which should be su/licicnt  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at tbo  shortest notice.  AODRKSS  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  THE   SEALING   DISPUTE.  ft  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brcthcrn invited.  W. B. Shaw, Secretary.  I.  O.  Oj  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No. 16, meets every Monday nighti  at  their  Hall, Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. IIODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 1897.  WITHOUT SIN.  ,No question of the present day occupies men's minds more than what is  called the "Social Evil." It is an evil  that has existed since Lhe world began,  and seems likely to last out its exis-  ence. Rudyard Kipling in "The  House on the Wall" calls it tho oldest  profession in the world. The history  of every nation that has left records,  fabulous or true, is-wrapped up in it,  while tho very gods (and goddesses)  who ruled ancient Greece from the  heights of Olympus made sport of it.  In spite of its ancient establishment  and far reaching popularity it is still  the custom of western peoples and  nations to regard it as the one unclean  thing. In the East it isjrecognissed as a  trade or occupation and carries no slur  with it, but we do not live in the East.  Among certain sects of our own people  it is rightly looked upon with the utmost honor; it is unmentionable, and  this article will no doubt be considered  by them as most improper; it is too.  bad to touch without defilement; but  in spite of this there are some, actuated by the loftiest motives "of Christain-  ity, who are ready to go down into  this sink of iniquity in the endeavor to'  rescue some poor soul from thc everlasting hell.  Of this noble band our city fathers  seem to be the youngest recruits.  The evil has hitherto withstood all  efforts aimed Jat its repression. In  English speaking countries it runs  ^iot,jill_el|oij;s_to ������ay_e_its.victims from-  the awful consequences of their folly  being sternly forbidden by the power  of certain sections of the people. In  Franco alone (Godless country) is it  kept within check, and under- the  thumb of the.law,.But 've ought to be  . thankful that.wc live in Nelson, the  one spot iu all tho wide countries ruled  over by the British Sovereign, where  the chief magistrate, undeterred by  any trumpery legal technicality, has  determined tliat' vice, .must pay,its  footing like other trades and that it  is not ignoble for the treasure chest of  the city to overflow with thc wages of  sin.' ��������� - ,  In an ancient Book,   perhaps insufficiently studied in  the far west,  arc  many interesting parables.   These,   in  the manner of. the East,   where   the  Bookjiad its origin,- contain,  in the  form of parables, precepts of the highest   morality,    These   often   combine  the truest-wisdom   in a worldly sense,  with noblest ideas.    In some the moral  . is left to the intellect of the reader, in;  ��������� others it is set   forth at   length.   As  being apropos of the subject in hand  . we would call our readers' attention to  the eighth chapter of St. John.   Here  the   narrative   concludes    with    the  Holemn warning:   "He that is without  sin among-you   let him cast the first  stone."  The wholo subject is distasteful and  would not have been touched on but  for the extraordinary conduct of the  authorities which compelled notice.  The matter has heen thrashed out in  every town in the empire and a working compromise has been arrived nt  WbiehPfcis practically recognized. It  would-be useless for Nelson to reopen  The negotiations between Great  Britain and thc United States over  the Sealing question have assumed a  a stage which may almost be called  acute.  It will be remembered that a conference has beon proposed by the two  interested nations to arrange how to  carry out the award of the arbitration  of Paris. Part of this award , by the  way, was that thc sum of four hundred  thousand dollars or so should be paid  by the United States to certain Canadian sealers for tho damage unlawfully done by the ships of the United  States Navy to the sealers' boats. It  would seem to be a small thing for  such a great nation as the United  States to at once indemnify these poor  fishermen for their loss, hut as yet the  money is unpaid. Uncle Sam is not  usually crcdited-with being stingy and  his failure to ante up is probably owing to a littlo pique at being told to do  it. No doubt if he is let alone tho  money will presently be paid. But  this has very little to do with the present situation.  Thc conference at Washington is  called to settle certain points between  the two countries interested. At the  last moment the United States, without consulting Great Britan, invites  Russia and Japan to send their representatives also, To this Lord Salisbury on the part of England declines  to agree. This puts Mr. Sherman the  Secretary of State into a fix. He is  like a man who has some big personage to dine with hiin and then asks  some other guests to meet the distinguished guest, who hearing of it declines to meet them and stays away.  The host cannot put off his unwelcome  guests, nor can he compel the lion to  attend the banquet. He therefore has  to entertain tho friends without the  lion. This is precisely what Mr. Sherman has had to do. After some;bluff,  in which it was attempted to prove  that certain words of Lord Salisbury's  amounted to an agreement to the  presence of Russia and Japan, - the  conference has actually been held between the United States and the two  powers on the western shores of the  Pacific. The British Foreign Secretary declined to be drawn by Mr.  Sherman's bluff and stood off.  Now Mr.   Sherman's   climb   down  would have been satisfactorily accomplished, if thc conference had come to  no important decision.   Its existence  would soon have been forgotten and  then another could have been arranged  between John Bull and Uncle Sam as  originally intended,    This would prob-  ably have happened if the men who  sat at the board had been diplomatists  who thoroughly understand the value  of letting a man down easily and giv-  ing^iiiira^wayofnescape^froiiraTiIiffl-.  cult position. But unfortunately these  good  men were   experts', naturalists  more intimately acquainted with the  habits of seals than with the1 ways of  diplomacy and they actually went and  passed a resolution prohibiting pelagic  scaling, entirely.   By. pelagic sealing  is meant hunting for seals in the open  sea, more than three miles from land.  Tho sea, outside the three mile limit,  has always been held to be open to all  nations, and Great Britian particularly  is not likely to brook any curtailment  of her rights  thereon.   Mr. Sherman  is therefore in a most difficult position.  His unlucky conference has come to a  conclusion   which  he .will   be called  ���������iipon to enforce.  To the lay mind it looks as if the  only way out of the difficulty is war,  but the people of the United States are  not such fools as to allow themselves  to be-dragged into a fight by the  blundering diplomacy of a bully. The  English people ��������� eentainly are most  averse to war and fortunately their  foreign relations are in.the hands of a  man able to pull them out ' of the  trouble. '   n  The proceedings of the next few  days will be full of interest.  setback which has been given to. the  hopes of the bi-metallists by the emphatic denial that England proposes to  countance any change in her currency.  FKOFE8S10SAL CAM9������.  NOBLE  PIVE  IN  TKOUBLE.  CD. J. CHRISTIE. INSURANCE, REAL  . .Estate and Rental Agent.. Dii   Canada Life Assuranco Company,  loan.  Mara block. Baker street.  District Agent  Money to  770  AH. HOLDICH, ASSAYER AND ANA  ���������   lytical Chemist, Hall street, Nelson.  701  Not Enough' Shareholders at the Meeting  Tor ii Quorum.  At the meeting of the shareholders  of thc Noble Five mine at Cody last  Saturday afternoon nothing was done  as there was not stock enough represented by 20,000 shares to amend the  by-laws.  The meeting adjourned to November 25th. In thc meantime the several actions which have begun will, if  the stockholders do not devise some  plan to save the property, bring about  the appointment of a liquidator and  later a sale.  The purpose of the meeting was  First, to vote upon an amendment to  the bylaws of said company to lie  known as article VIIT, empowering  the company at any general or special  meeting called for that purpose to authorize the borrowing of money, executing promissory notes, debenture  bonds, and any other evidence, of indebtedness as the obligation of the  company, and to pledge the property  of the company by mortgage orbyany  other form of security to pay for money borrowed. Second, to vote" upon a  motion authorizing the directors of  this company to borrow $150,000, and  to issue debenture bonds, or other evidence of indebtedness, as the obligation of the company therefor, and to  pledge the property of the company by  mortgage or otherwise, as security,  for the payment of the money borrowed.  It is believed that the stockholders  will not consent to the plan and at the  meeting last Saturday had it been put  to a vote there were enough adverse  stock present to successfully oppose it.  The managers in the meantime are  doing everything possible to save the  property.  The mine, tramway and concentrator has closed down, ^throwing 75 or  80 men out of employmont. The report comes from a source that is considered thoroughly reliable that on  October 20 the Sandon branch of the  Bank of British North America refused to honor any more pay checks of  the company, and served a summons  on the resident manager which resulted in the immediate suspension of  work.  The men have been promised that  pay checks already issued \yill be  cashed by the company on November  1. It is said that the debt to the bank  is $35,000.  L.  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER, -Notary Public, Slocan City. 154  ML. GRIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,   ���������   Solicitor,'Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  B. C.  (IM)  GEO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND 8UR-  goqn.   OlHce, Baker street, 3 doors west  of postofiice, up stairs.  (*71)  EM. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Fire   Insurance  and' Mining Broker,  Sandon, 11. C.  5������0  J71LETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER,  J    Solicitor, etc.    Sole Agent for tho Cana  -       ���������      - -       "heal  Estate  and  dian  Fire Insurance Co.  Mining properties for sale.  Slocan City, B.C.  (Ml)  NOTICE  On the First of November, 1897, I Wl^ open a First  Class Optical Room and Watch and Clock Repair  Shop in the McKillop Block, Baker st., Nelson, B.-C.  Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded  __���������_ J- O.  PATEIMAUPE.  r^JUST   OPENED^-*  GORE. BURNET Si CO., PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson. 1). C. Room No. 1, over  Thomson Sz Co.'s Book Store. 611  "PEEVENTI0N  Is Better than Cure."  That Cold of Yours Can  be Prevented  from settling on your respiratory  organs by using the following well  known Cough Remedies:  Syrup of Red Spruce Gum, Haggard's Pectoral Balsam, Scot's  Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil  and many others.    We  have  them  all.  Canada Drug and Book Co.  KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO.  WHOLESALE  Groceries and Commission Merchants  CARNEY BLOCK,  BAKER STREET,  7������3  NELSON, B. C.  COOL REFRESHING ���������l������  *-^ ^-J *-* *���������* -VNELSON SODA WATER FACTORY-^-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters. Orders delivered promptly.  tea ������������������f.  o.  BOX 88������������������  RUBBER  QJ>  OO  -co  LIMITED.  K9k  Jilpllus ob Canada.  It is a great country; a country with a  future. There is a fine,. bard, bracing  climate, the climate that pats iron and  grit into men's bones, and there are all  good things to be got oat of the ground,  if people will woik for them. What it  wants ib more meu and more money.  Why don't Englishmen think more of it  as a field for English capital and enterprise? Surely there is an excellent opening both for the investing and emigrating Briton there. Things don't perhaps  move quite so fast as in tbe : States, but  they are safer, and yon,, are nnder__.the_  "flogyou Snow, and among men of ihe.  same stock and breed. Send your folks  to Canada; and, if they can't go themselves,' let them send their money-plenty  of it.���������St.-James' Gazette. '  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $1.00  per month.or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits ofthe Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting. at the annua!  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  M19>  DEADWOOD MINERAL CLAIM.  u  B  B  E  GOODS  u  B  B  E  oo  RUBBER  576  L^ldiCS Should know  ^   ^^^ ^** ��������� ^^^���������-*   " we have just received a superb lot of  Fine Felt Lined Rubber Knee Boots  FOR SLOPPY WEATHER*  Situate in tiik Nelson Mining Division or  West Kootknay District.���������Wirewt Located.���������Situate THREE MILKS FROM  Nelson on the Hall Mine Waggon  Road and About One Mile South or  Cottonwood Creek, Adjoining tiik  "Hillside" Claim.  31AKE NOTICE tbatl. Francis Clarke Gam-  L Me, acting as agont for Wm. Moore, Free  Iner's Certificate No. 77542, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a.Crown Grant of thc  above claim.  And further take notice that action,- under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements. ~_  ~tt--^ "-^ -FrCr O AMBLE.PrL.8..  Aftent for Wm. Moore.  , Dated this 21th day of September, 18V7..   765  Should see  -OUR-  - tiavc the lord a Chance. , ������  Justice Hawkins still, continues to dispense justice from the English bench,  though he is over y80. He is still rated  by far tbe best ciimiual judge in the  coimtry, but his rongh tongue' gives him  a reputation for severity which his sentences do not warrant. When he was  about' to pass sentence on a convicted  felon the prisoner rosennd said:  'May the Almighty, strike me dead if  I don't speak tbe truth. I am innocent  of tbis crime."  Judge Hawkins said nothing for about  a minute, when, after glancing at the  clock, he fulminated in bis most impressive tones:  "Since the Almighty has not thought  fit to intervene I will now proceed to  pass sentence."���������Boston Herald.  -sn RUBBER WINDOW ���������������**-  O, STCmE    , J. A. GILKER  18 and 20 BAKER STREET.  CO**IC" ��������� ������*   MEM  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given thnt a certain agreement made 17th day of October, 1886, between  Hichard W. Willey. of Nelson. B. C. and Kufua  H. Pope, of Cookshire, Que., whereby the said  Wilier agreed to sell and convey to sold Pope  the Florence, Aspen, Mollie Gibson and  Achilles 200, mineral claims situate in Nelson  mining division, is' now cancelled, tbe said  Pope being in default according to the terms of  said agreement and failing to comply with said  terms pursuant to notice served upon him.  Dated at Nelson, B. C��������� this 19th day of Oct..  1897.   . .        .    780  T. C. GAMBLE J.P. FRANCIS J. OKEILLY.  M. Imt. C.E.   M.Can. Soc.C.E. Assoc. M. Inst. CE.  M. Am. Soc. CE.   KL.S. for B.C. I'.L.S. for U.C.  (Late Res. E:ic. Dep. of Pub. Wk������. Rossland, U.C.  of Canada in U.C.)  .Nelson. B.C."  ;'���������    GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEERS,   " ������      ������      O  O     FitOVIVCIAIi LAND SURVEYORS.  Accountants and General Agents.  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON ���������        (787) ���������   -       B. C.  the experiment now, especially  ehe employs illegitimate means,  if  tt is to be hoped that some arrangement will soon he arrived at between  tlie Corporation and Mr. Joshua Davis  by whicli the completion, of the new  waterworks may speedily be effected.  The old supply, situated as the  reservoir is, with several dwellings and  all manner of beasts fouling it, is���������a  continual source of. danger aa long as  it exists.  It is satisfactory to note that silver  maintains a fair price in spite of the  Wallpapers  ENORMOUS SALE!  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Sunreyor.  ._,  Office:  NELSON   AND   BOSSLAND, B. 0.  110  JUSTREOEIVPD!!  Upwards of 600 boxes, A few  Boxes of Choice Crabs. a Won't  last long.  MDes Brisay &Co.  W. A. JOWETT,  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  . INMTBAHfX ������������������* ���������������������������  C������JUIUUai������H ACEXT.  VIOTORIA ST..  ������4  NELSON. B. a  F.Ll. 0SLER and J. W. CARWIN  Mining and  ZSTELSOISr     -  Real Estate Agents.  ������>   B.O.  <&i  O. E. MALLETTE & CO.  Wholesale aiid Botail Dealors in  Hay, Graiu,Peed& Produce  Rough and Dressed Lumber  V   Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  NELSON, B.C.  Premises lately Occupied hy.  ,A. McDonald & Co.  (707)  FOR SALE,  Remnants to be Cleared at  HALF PRICE.  See Our Bargains.  Thomson Stationery Go. Ltd.  j 362 VANCOUVER, E.|C.  BAKER ST-  Two Lota with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  #8 W. J. ������. MekM*. Baker St.  G. D. CURTIS  !!?^-3AROHITECTE=j^-  m   #TUI THfMWXr B#������K STtH.  QUALITY  Is the Guiding Star in my Business,  LOOK^^  My Goods Over in  CLOCKS "*. BRONZES '*' STATUES  .STERLING SILVEE NOVELTIES  Prices lo   SUil ttie Tiijies  Pianos ai)<l, Senriijg Machines ai '  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson, B. CJ THE* MINER, NELSON  B. C., SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 1897.  >���������  nsTBLSOisr  I  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  GlMlJAI\lTEEp.  PRICES REA SON A BLE.  GRAY  NELSON, B.C.  *������TEL MORGUE AND ITS^UESTS  To Hotel Morgue the. guests cawne in  With a ������traiig���������!ly silent alar,' *  And however bole'trwis a man fcM-.be������a  H������ makes no noise and he makes no din'  W'hea once he enters there.   ���������"'...-,.  Ami however poor, he rides in state,  Btretched at his .oas*," through, the tiatel  gate. ���������  A bath and a gown arid cool, cool bed  Are given to all who come,  But nover a one is wined or fed,  And never a word by one ia eaid, ?  Por-tlie guests are always dumb. .  And whatever is done, and however they  fare, " '..  They oti'ly lie and stare and stare.  From Hotel Morgue the guests pass on  Full oft at the break of day.   .  And they pay no bill as forth at dawn  With staring eyes and -white lips drawn  They silently rail away. "  Though clothed and sheltered and asked  no price,  To Hotel Morgue no guest comes twice.  ���������Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  X ghook my head doubtfully.  "You know tfhe man?"  I nodded.  "Is he quite���������quite-  M. R. SMITH $ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WIRITiEi   FOB   PRICE   XjIST.  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (*")  p. burns & co-  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  Joseph A. SaiJWard  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All  kinds  of Bough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ���������{     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  PILOT BAY, B.C.  Armstrong & Morrison  MANUFACTURERS. OF  RIVETEDSTEEL  PIPE,  AU. SIZES.  GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORG CARS, Etc.  Complete Water Works n,ltfit       ���������^_  ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  $    715i^J!]iY .VANCOUVER,B.C.  A SLIGHT MISTAKE.  "Marriage is the saving of a young  man," said my Aunt Tabitha sehteh-  tiously. ^       N  I assented, for I And it pays to. give a  ready acquiescence to abstract propositions.  "You must marry," continued my  aunt.  I hesitated, for to assent to the, .concrete Is more dangerous.  "I am still very young," I said,  meekly.  My aunt turned to my mother.  "Whom shall Alfred marry V"  My mother shook her head.,  ���������  "Somebody nice," she volunteered..  "What dp you say to Letitia Brown-  tow ?" asked my aunt     ...  "I would prefer to say nothing to  Letitia Browhlow," I Interposed,  hastily.  "O;.- Amelia Stnfforth?".  ,     '.'"    _' .  ," "Is   slie   not    rather"���������my    mother  waved one hand���������"and  Alfred, is so  Blllll."  "I think she has a very line figure,-'  responded my aunt. "Or thero is Gertrude Williams; she will have.a fortune If she outlives her sisters."  There-are-only flveof them,'' I said  hopefully.  "Or Mabel Gordon n.  "She has taken a course of cooking  lessons," observed my mothor.  "No, none of these!"   I cried,   decisively. --   ���������  My aunt looked offended.  "Very, well, then, choose for yourself," she said, tartly.  "Perhaps that would help," I remarked, thoughtfully.'  "You will   choose   somebody    nice,  won't you, Alfred?" said my mother.   '  "With money," observed my aunt.  "Well .'..cpnnoeH"i.a- r^������������*eu���������mjr  "hiothcrr-" -    '    ,.  1 "Not too young," added my aunt.  . "And religious," begged my mother.  "There is no objection to her being  good looking?" I asked, a trifle timidly.  "No, I think not," said my annt, "provided she fully understands beauty Is  but skin deep."  '    "I will tell her," I murmured.  --. "Well," said my aunt, Impatiently,  after a short pause, '^whoin do you suggest?",  I thought for a moment  "What, do you   say    to    Winifred  Fraser?", .  "Tliat minx!" cried my aunt  "Oh, Alfred!" echoed my mother.  "Why not?" I asked.    . -  -  "Such, a dreadful family," said my  mother  Rubber. .,    -r ,.  Weather 1   I ',  'Hate to wear 'cm���������'hurt your feet���������  .'injure your eyes���������'feci clumsy���������'slick .   \.  in   the mud���������'fill  with- snow���������cold, 5P|  clammy,- needless (Rubbers). New  leather shoe���������wet-proof, snow-proof, stylish, warm. Made  by the famous Goodyear Welt process, which gives elastU  city to the sole, and durability to the shoe. $5.50 per pair  Atkforthe. ....". '       Y  "Slater Rubberless Shoe."  UIIKF.BI*  ~ EIXS, Sole Ajtcnln tor Kelso*. 631     GHEES BKOS., Agents at Kaslo.  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  cr^os WATB%%HeEh������!e       '       -    ���������     '  -, MOTORS FIRE riO&c  , ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems. . -. .  Call on or write Wi T. STEWARD,  Box 3p 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  INCORPORATED   1S70.  THE  1/  li  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people,, claim to sell the "best Flour.  We do not make claims, "but only ask  tlie favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced 1 people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  NELSON, B. O  BAKERxSTREET  605  "So fast!" interjected my aunt.  '. "But have you never noticed the sun  onher hnlr?".l asked, Innocently.  My aunt drew herself up. .  ,  ' ";We have not noticed the sun onher  hair,"  she said,  with  much  dignity;  "nor do we wish to observe the sun on  her hair."     ' ;      --    .  I was Justly annoyed. "I really think  It must bo Winifred Fraser," I said.  "She Is vory fond pf me-���������" ,  "How can .you be so cruel to "mc!"  cried my mother. ' "Have you noticed how gray my hair is getting? You  will not have me long." She drew out  her handkerchief.  "You will come to a bad end," said  my aunt. "I always thought you were  depraved. If yo\i marry that painted  hussy you must not expect my countenance."   ' ' ������ '"  "Under the circumstances I wl/1 not  jnarry Winifred Fraser," I said, with  great" magnanimity, for I did not particularly want my aunt's counteruvnee.  lily aunt sniffed.    "You had hotter  not."  "I merely joked," I said, soothltgly,  remembering she had not  made her  will. -  . "Indeed!" '  "The truth is"���������I dropped my vofco--  "I am in love'-'with some one else.'-  "And you never told1 me!", said my  . mother, reproachfully.  "The girl I love is not free."  "Married!" cried my aunt.  "Not married���������but engaged."  "Who is it?"   asked    my    mother,  gently. ....  I was silent for a moment, and then I  sighed.  "It is Constance Burleigh."  ��������� "It would have been a most suitable  match," murmured my mother.  "Very suitable," replied my aunt.  There was   a   momentary   silence,  broken by my aunt.  "I did not know Constance was engaged."  "It Is a secret; you must not repeat  what I have told you."  "I don't like these secret   engagements,"   said   my   aunt   brusquely.  "Who told you?". ���������  "She told me herself."  "Who is the man?"  "I do not think I should repeat his  name."  " "I hope Constance is not throwing  feerself away."  Again I shook my head doubtfully.  "What have you heard?" my aunt  ���������eked, eagerly.  "I don't think I ought to repeat these  things."  "You can surely trust your mother,"  murmured my mother.  "And my discretion," said my aunt.  t.'������Well," I said, "I have been told he la  cruel to his mother."  "Really!" cried the two ladles In a  breath.  "His mother told me so herself."  "How sad!" said my mother.  "And what else?" asked my aunt.  "Another relation of his told me he  was depraved. ,  "Poor, poor Constance!"   whispered  njy mother.      ">  "And would probably end badly.  . "I expect he drinks," said my aunt,  g.rimly.  "Does Constance know this?" asked  my mother..  "I den't think so."  "You did not tell her?" .^      .  ������������������ "Of course not''  .  "I consider lt your duty to."  "I really cannot."  "Then I will," said my aunt, resolutely.' v>    ���������  "What I have said has been in confidence."  "I do not care."  "I beg you not to do so."  "It is my duty.    I am too fond of  'Constance to allow her to throw herself  away on this worthless man."  I shrugged my shoulders.   "Do as you  pteose, but don't mention my name. By  the way, Constance said  she   would  probably call this afternoon."  At that moment the bell rang.  ���������That may be she," said my, aunt,  flying to the window.   "It is."  : I got up slowly and sauntered into  the conservatory,  which adjoins the  diawing-rooin.   From behind a friendly palm I,could see Without being seen.  I saw my aunt look toward my mother.  "If we open her eyes," I heard her  whisper,  "it mny pave the way  for  Alfred."   ���������  My mother said nothing, but I saw  the same hope shine from her eyes.  The door opened and the servant announced Constance." She came forward  with a little eager rush; tihen s:opped  short, embarrassed by. the want of reciprocity.  " "We arc glad to see. you," said my  mother, ond kissed her. ,  . My aunt came forward.    "We were  fvtfi speaking of you," she said, solemnly.   "Sit down.'! ��������� e.  '  ^Constance looked a little crushed.   "I  though* Alfred would havo told you,"  she murmured.  "We have heard���������" began my aunt  "Hush,"   interposed    my    mother,  4 .. '.'��������� -, ��������� ��������� -������*mv������������--" ������������vu ������  you^take off your hat?"  .Constance came and sat by herslde.  "I Avas anxious to come and teN^ou  that���������that "  "If you are alluding to your engagement," said my aunt, somewhat severely, "we have already (heard of it."  "You have heard!" cried Constance.  .  "With the deepest sorrow."'  Constance drew herself up.  "You do not approve?" 6he asked,  proudly.  "We love you too much," said my  mother, gently.  Constance looked bewildered.  "You are too good for the wretch!"  cried my aunt   "What!   Oh, what do  you mean?"'exclaimed Constance.  '- "if you marry this man," continued  my aunt,:'vigorously,   "you   will regret it " '--���������������������������--���������  ; ������������������Who over is it?" said Aunt TabMfca;  whispering.   "Finid out"  "Where did you meet him,.dearest?"  whispered my mother.  "Meet him?   Why, here, of course,"  said Constance, with opening eyes.  "Yes, yes, of course," said my mother  mystified.. ,.  "I thought you would be pleased, and  I hurried across to tell you."  "Can Alfred have~made a mistake?"  muttered my aunt, hoarsely.  , The two elder ladies stood still in the  utmost embarrassment.  .   "I shall never be happy again," said  Constance, mournfully.  ��������� "Don't   say    that,"    Implored    my  mother.   "Perhaps there is a mistake."  . "How can there be a mistake?" asked  Constancc,0ralsing her head.   v  "There can,be no mistake," said my  aunt hastily.  "How could lhe be cruel to you?" cried  Constance, kissing'my mother. \  "Cruel to me?" cried my mother.  "You soiid he was cruel to you."  "Of whom are-you speaking?" cried  both ladies.  "Of Alfred, of course."  The two elder ladies sat down suddenly. ,,    ,  "You are not engaged.to Alfred?"  they gasped simultaneously.  "To whom else?" said,Constance, In  amazement.  "There is some misunderstanding," I  observed, smoothly, coming in at tho  momenta     <   :     .  The three fell upon me together.  It took at least an hour to explain.  Yet I had said nothing wihleh was not  strictly true.  "You will not allow these practical  jokes when you are maTried, will you,  Conny?" said my mother, fondly.  "I will not," replied Constance, tight,  cning her lips.  "Marriage is the saving of a young  man," repeated my aunt, grimly.���������  Chambers' Journal.  My mother took her hand., "My sister should not tell you this so suddenly." ~"       '"        " . - -'  "It is my duty-to speak, and I will,'"  cried my aunt. "I will not let Constance unite herself to this man .with  her eyes closed."  "What have you against him?" demanded Constance, a red spot beginning to.burn in each cheek.  "He drinks," answered my aunt, almost truimphnntly.  Constance sank back In tho cushions.  "I don't believe It," she said, faintly.  "He ill-treats his mother���������heats her,  I believe," continued my aunt.  "This cannot be true,"   cried    Constance.   "Mrs. Granville, tell me."  My mother nodded sadly.  "Alas! I cannot deny it."  :   Constance arose.    "This Is awful!"  she said, holding on to the back of the  sofa.   "I-could nover have believed it"  She put her hand to her forehead. u "It  is like a bad dream." -  , "My poor,  dear   Constance,"   murmured my mcther, rising and putting  her arms round her.  My aunt brougi* up her artillery,  "lie Is thoroughly dapraved, and will  come to a bad end. His'relations are  as one on this point."  Constance buried her. faes in my  mother's bosom. "Oh, dear! oh, dear!  and I loved him so!" she sobbed.^  In tlie adjoining room I-was becoming" uncomfortable.  "We thought it right to tell yon," said  myaunt, moved by her tears, "though  Alfred begged and implored us not to."  -- "I could:never, never have bettered  it,"  sobbed   Constance.    "Poor,   poor  Mrs. Granville!"   .  My mother soothed her.  "How difficult you must bave felt It  to tell me this," exclaimed Constance,  dryitffc her tears.    "It was so good of  you.    I will .not   give    him    another  thought.   To treat his mother so cruelly!   Oh, Mrs. Granville, I am a> sorry  for you!"  "It Is I who am sorry for/you," said)  my mother, doubtfully.  "And no one would have breamed it-  We always thought you irore so fond  of him and spoiled him utterly.   Andfc  all.the time you were hiding your sorrow.   How noble of yxm!"  My mother looked at Aunt Tabitha,  Who refurned her stanv    -    -v  ENOUGH CHALK FOR ALL TIME.  Great Block tliat Was Once aa Large  as the Continent of Europe.  ������The small piece of .chalk which is in  constant use In the schoolroom,  thc  lecture-room, the billiard-room and tho  workshop has a.strange history, the  unraveling of which through nil its  complexities Is one of the most difficult problems with which the science  of the present day is called upon to  deal.   This piece is In reality a chip  of an Immense block of chalk  that  once filled an area tho size of the conw  tlnent of Europe, and of which even  yet several gigantic fragments remain,  each hundreds of square miles in extent   These patches are scattered over  the region lying between Ireland on  thc west and China on tho east, and  extending in the otlier direction from  Sweden in the north, tp_Portugal.in-thn..  ""fn the British isles the chalk is found  in greatest perfection and continuity  in tbe east and southeast of England.  A sheet of chalk more than 1,000 feet  in thickness underlies all that portion  ������������ England which Is situated to tlie  southeast of a line crossing the island  diagonally  from  the North   Sea-   at  Flamborough Head to th������ coast on the  English channel in Dorset.   This enor-  mous sheet of chalk is tEted up slight-  ly on the west, and Its dcpMgsed east-  era portions that dip towar^e waters  of the North Sea are usOJfly burled  from sight by means of overlying sands  and clays.   Where the edges of   the  chalk floor come upon the sea tho cliff  scenery is strikingly grand and beautiful.   Anyone who has once seen the  magnificent rocks of Flamborough and  Beechy Head, the jagged stacks of thc  -Needlea-or-the-dizzy-mass-of-Shak--  speare's cliff, near Dover, can under-  stand why "the white cliffs of Albion" has grown into a sto������k phrase,  This massive sheet of chalk appears  again In France, in many other parts  o'f'-Europe as far east as tho Crimea,  and even in Central Asia,-beyond the  Sea of Aral. How far it stretched  westward Into what Is now the Atlan.  tic may, never be known, but.chalk  cliffs of at least .200 feet in thickness  "are seen at Antrim, In Ireland and less  conspicuous formations are found in  Scotland, In Argyle and Aberdeen.  There can be little question that all  these now Isolated patches were once  connected in a continuous sheet, which  must, therefore, havo occupied a superficial arca.about 3,000 miles long by  nearly 1,000 broad, aa extent larger  than that of tho present continent of  Europe.���������Pittsburg Dispatch.  -  FRIENDS OF ACCUSED PASTORS.  Many People Clinjt to Derelict Preach  era After Their Guilt la Proven.  "There's one thing I. can't under-  stand," said a mau of the world. "That  is the fierceness of church fights and -.  the ability of every man who is a  preacher to rally to his support score*  of good people, no matter what bis conduct may have been. Once a man geti  attached to a church, though he may  get into trouble the next week and the  nature of his trouble may tend to discredit religion, he has the support of  these good people. I recall three case*  right now.   ���������    : '  "A minister was called'to a church  and he had hardly more than accepted  the charge when his wife sued him for  divorce.   She charged cruelty and all  that.   The members of the congregation knew absolutely nothing about ths  merits of the case.   He was a stranger  to them, but they rallied around him,  pitied him, seut flowers to him, and,  figuratively speaking, cursed and reviled the woman whom he had promised to love, cherish and protect, though  lt was proved he hadn't done anything  of the kind.   The papers printed columns of the stuff, and every line of'lt  was a damage to the cause of religion  and a particular damage to the church.  But these good people stood by him and  are standing byjiim yet.   If, the wifo  gets a divorce tliey will continue- to  stand by him and will condemn the  woman.  ' "Another recent case that has figured  In the newspapers is of a man who has  clearly outlived his usefulness in the  church he is in. The church is in debt.  Not enough money is raised to pay ruu<  ning expenses. The organization has  run down. .It has been getting worse  and worse ever since this man' took  hold. This fact is notorious, yet enough  people cling to him to keep him in the  church and to make it mighty unpleasant for anybody who "says a word  against him.  "A third case that has also figured  largely in the papers is that of a man  whose character is well known and who  has - bamboozled everybody  who ever  had  any   financial  transactions   with  him.   Yet he is able to hang on, and Is  surrounded In all  his troubles  by  a  crowd of women and men who call him  'dear' and pity him and denounce tho  men who are trying to have him deposed as a gang of persecutors.   These  three cases simply come to my" mind  now. If I sat down and thought I could  recall a bookful.   Now, unquestionably,  this is all wrong.   It isu't business, and  it hurts religion.   It keeps men in the  ministry who "are wholly unfit to ba  thore and arc continually bringing discredit upon tlie church.   The most peculiar thing about it all is that in almost every row there_wlll_beJouud-joa-  hV6'U'wli6"woul'd"no"more think of .running   their business   in tlie  way  tha  church is run than thoy wcmld think of  flying.     If, anybody   suggested   theii  keeping a malcontent they would say  that the man who suggested it must  think   they  were   crazy."���������New York  Sun.  Every Day English,  SWoulcl Follow tlie Cows.  Justin Sackett, who_recently dicdMn  Springfield, Mass., at the ago of.83  years, was a noted landscape gardener,  And "laid out Forest Park In Springfield. " Ho had a most remarkably true  eye/always making sufficient "offset"  or allowance to avoid stiffness In his  work. With it all he exercised his  shrewd Yankee wit and Inventiveness,  as this story shows: One day ho was  driving with a friend, who asked him  out ofocuriosity how ho would plan a  road to the top of a certain hill that  they passed. "Well," said Mr. Sackett, with a twinkle in his eye, "I should  turn in some cows awhile and watch  how they got up."���������New York Tribune.  A Good  Excuse.  ' "Have I done anything to offend you,  darling?" he asked, brokenly. "To-day  you passed me without bowing and now  Vou stt there with such an air of hauteur and pride that " ���������  "George," interrupted tlie girl, with  an unbending air, but in her voice a  cadence sweeter than music at night,  "I have a stiff neck."���������Boston Globe.  So Comfortable.  "I always like to see that Senator get  up to make a speech," said the drowsy-  looking man. .  "He Isn't very interesting."  "No. When be is on his feet I'm always sure that my nap will not be disturbed by any outburst of applause."  ���������TOMblngton Star.      I!  "I don't gwite yet verstchen goot clot kin*  of talk I hoar -   ���������  Mit deso "United StAtes npoudt, it sounis  _  to me riglul gweer, ^  Veil I vail mit der schtrect car off, una    -  dot gondnctor grumble,     -  Und say: 'Dese newly landed ducks, dey-  never take'a tumble;'  But I did! .  "Von dime I chased a man nvay vot tried  mine dog to schtole;  I ran riglult gwick und den I veil riglid in  a pig mud hole;  Dot man he slitoppcd'und looked aroundt,  mid laughed at me a minute;  Und den he said: 'Say, Dutchy, looks to  me like you aiud't in it,'  But 1 vns!  "I mcVa vcllcr on der slitrcet von nU'ht  veu I'vos oudt; -  He savs: 'You vant to dalcc up nil der  -    valk, old sauerkraut?'  I. dold him I vould bull his nose of oudt  he did not mind!  He snid: 'I vill not do a ting to you, mein  Dcuteher freund,'  But he did!"  -  ���������Detroit Free Press. ^_   -  Victim of SlanK."'  Mr. Skcmcr���������Mrs. Sapmiud, I am go-  ing to bring a visitor around this even-  ing to Introduce to your daughter. I  think he will be a good-catch for her.  Mrs. Sapmind���������What sort of person Is  he, Mr. Skcmer?  Mr. Skemer���������He is a wealthy planter.  Mrs. Sapmind���������I .don't care how  wealthy he is, I'll never let my daughter marry an undertaker.���������Boston Courier. ���������  - -~     Dreadful.  Housewife���������It is dreadful to think  what whisky will bring a man to.  Tramp���������That's so, mum. Afore I  took f de road, I neves thought I  would hev t' eat sich thiugs ez are bein'  handed out t' me every day.���������Judge..  Jlcan of Father.  "I *ay, Matilda!" shouted the fathei  from tlie head of the stairs. "Tell tha(  young man when he goes out to tell  the milkman to.leave two quarts, instead of one. as usual!"���������Yonker*  Statesman. THE MINER NELSGK. Bi C, SSOTSBAX. mV.,% *������������.  1"  A RAY OF SUNSHINt.  Five, little baby, fingers,  Outstretched in eag<er glte;  Five little rosebud fingers,  A pretty sight to see,  Opening,and shutting in raptur*  Grasping a sunbeam bright,  Striving in vnin, to. capture  The,ray of sparkling light  I glanced at the face above theni*  So happy and full of play;  Blue eyes as bright and sparkling  As the dancing sunbeam's ray;  And a prayer-arose, unbidden,  That my child might always find  The rays that are often hidden  By the worlds, rough stones and  A'iud.  If we could, always gatlier  The sunbeams in our way,  Thc rays of hope nud mirth and love  That shine on our darkest day,  Our faces would grow brighter,  Our hearts grow, warm and glad  Our burdens all seem lighter,  And, life not half so bad.  ���������Detroit.Free Press.  THE LIGHTHOUSE  MYSTERY.  "My man, do you want, a berth?"  said he.  "Aye, aye, cappen," said I. "I want  one badly! I'm. half starved, and half  fro::.������n."  '  He made no answer, but just a sign,  to follow him, and he stalked away  and I; pegged after him. He kept close  along the shore as we walked, and for  a."while.he said nothing. At last, however, he, turned and pointed seaward.  '���������You. see that?" said he.  lie indicated a lighthouse on a lonely  rock.  "I'm the keeper," said he. "I want  you to cook my meals aud, keep my  bachelors'hall for me. Now and then  I-shall want you to row In aud buy  provisions. The work won't bo hard.  I think the pay will suit you. Do you  kuow why I chose you?"  "No, cappen," said I.  <-��������� "Because I saw that hope was at an  end with you," he said;    "It's only a,  man who had como to that who could  live with mc in a lighthouse."  "I was on a desert island once," said  -I;   "After that I shan't be.afraid of a  lighthouse."  lld.been in a lighthouse before; lt was  np new thing to mc, but after I'd been  there a few hours I wondered what, my,  master hired me for. It was like  being pensionedoff; there was nothing  to do. But, mark ye, when it oame  night, and the wind began tb moan  about the lighthouse, and the lamps  were lit and all outside was black as.  pitch, and all the sound we heard was  tiie swash, swash of the waves, my inas-   ter_mixed_ some grog and' called me to  clable, but I can't saylie dtci: ''Bo ������&t  glowering over his glass for a while,  and opening his mouth as if to speak,  and shutting lt again.  Then said he:  "What's your name?"  "Ben Dare," said I.  "Would you   mind   calling yourself  Brace?" he asked.  "I've no reason to be ashamed.of my.  ���������aaine," said I.  "Look here," said he. "I am a gentleman born and bred. I never came to  iiarnlng my.bread before. I'm ashamed  i)f lt. This is'what 1 mean. If any.  ntrangers come out here and ask for  William Brace, why, you can say you  are the man. You. claim to be lighthouse keeper. . It's easy. I don't suppose, much company will call, but T  . __ch.oose_n.ot ijo^see _them,_ j r _t hey__do._  That's what.I hired,you for."  "Oh," said I. '-''  .. "You see," said:he, "I got this place,  through a rich man.who had influence.  Those who gave It to me never saw me.  If I die some day, why, bore you are in  the place. If I go off, and 1 may, here  you are still until then. * I'll pay you  well, and.you know, your duties."  "Well, It's shamming," said I, "but  after.all, what does.any.one care what-  my name Is, and what shall I call  you?"  "Cull me nothing," said.he,    "Call  mo captain, asyoudid when I met you,  but never speak of mc to any one."  -Gentleman or no, he wasn't lazy, ne  didn't care how he worked.   The lamps  were as bright as jewels. There wasn't  a speck of dirt in the whole tower.  But let nny boat come nigh us, away,  he went- and- hid himself, and canii  out with a white, scared faco and a  shaking, hand.   At night he was if raid  to go up to the lamps alone, and he'd,  look over his shoulder and turn whitens, we stood there together.    At last  he took a new turn1.   He sat staring at  >    a corner for a while.   Then h������.spoke  io me in a low voice:  "Brace, dp you believe in ghosts?"  "I ba'n't.'considered the question," I.  answered.  ..."Well," said he, softer than before,  "look into that corner,"-andhe.point-  - ed.   I looked.  "Don't .you see, anything?" ho asked."  "No," said I;    "No, cappen."'  "Ab," he.,muttered; "very well; very;  .well; I'm glad.you don't."  But. that wasn't nothing to what-happened the very next night.    We slept  - Jn two bunks nigh "each, other, and  naturally when he woke xip with a  yell I woke too.   He was shrieking and  .   nhaking and wringing his hands.  "The woman! the woman!" he said.  "She stood here just now, ali red with  blood. It dripped down the white ruffles. It dripped on her hands. Stop  her! stop her! She has gone to. call  them.   Stop, her! stop her!"  "W'here did. she go?" I asked.  He--stared at-me with wide-open  eyes,, all tlie whites showing, below  and above..  "She couldn't have been here," said  be.    "It wns-a dream."  "liord love you���������a nightmare," snid  I:  So we went to sleep again. But I  heard of the woman so often after that  Ifeat I grejc jised to W.  The cappa^  We were sitting on the front steps. I loved him passionately and ill concealed It,  I fear We^ ere talking in a desultory fashion, which Is Inevitable "W^P^  ofUndeclared intentions who see each other very frequently * ^**������W������  terribly nervous, trembling almost, and weak; Suddenly.-he-blurted, out. thfc.oia  oomraonplftc^Question: "Do. you think.tl.at.wewill be Mends..!���������*' ******  8liSlo>Chate? indifference, some one of these the ft>*"������:<������^:,MWfc**"ff  I sa d "Let it be love," he. answered, softly, as he reached.out and.took my; hand.  The wordCarriage never occurred.between us that evening, but. when he Mt.me  our understanding, of each otlier was complete. Five years elapsed: before au,  other lover came.  This time he was SO.years of.age, but mature in manner, the re-  sult of business cares. He came to see me often, but not at' ^Ltat"J**������J"?_;  had not yet come to regard him as more than an ^ertain.ng������.end; One ������Jfhwe  went to the theater, and came home. As I: gave him- my hand, at ���������������.��������������������� he  thanked me gallantlv, saying: "You have made, me very, happy, to-night A,  mostpleasant task, I assure you," I replied. "Would:you.caM.,tp.aW.m������,lfc������Wr  Zneffi"ho asked straighforwardly, and.I said: "If ^^B^*"^  He kissed iny-hand:and left saying he would return the following night; lasted  JnstSs in ecstasyandlay. down: that- night with the most satisfied feellng.Iih.v..  ever experienced in my. Ufa    ������������t, be- died, dear old fellow, and. left me. to tea sad  ^CHrls. often, when, discussing those, among them who��������� ^.^���������^���������Jfe*^  without getting a husband,.ask the question: "Can you-telline-why-lt te-^th*tMA������  VstUl unmarried? She seeins:to have had; so many chances.''- Out ������*the plenty  ud?of ' experience let-me offer a little, advice... In.the fir������t:,riaea,.d6.������<*be  over-anxious, a fault to which I imagine many are.prone.. Pon t; flush, your gen*  ?oenX������ or it is apt.to. get away. -An old rule to to make the charms <rf-:.your,  personnlfty so penetrate.his whole.existence that ife.without you, will, become.a  blink Just how to-accomplish this.roost desirable rcsiilt.is.ano.therquestion. It.  can't bo done-by rules, and-comes.by nature of a dispensation which, those who  ���������s it are.not aware of. A more.practica rule is to be-perfectly, open, per-  i'ecllv n-itural These are a woman's most alluring- qualities.in a.true-man B:eye.  If the vonng man is willing but timid, you will only frighten him .still:'more by-  attempting to make np the'deficiency by an . over-display-of-affection. AU he  need" is a little assistance. If-heis not-timid, but, cursed with cjusiveaess, tto������*-  itv of.fiilline "outf'-of love gracefully, pursue him relentlessly If you. ciui,d������,it��������� with-  ont alarming him or. attracting: the. attention of others.-St. Louis Republic.  OV���������ftOOM��������� BY 6M0KB.  The ������amaer; of WtakfcMMt^ 6������h?C������Uar  ' Fire*, ia. New--Xtefe... C3  In.tbfe aeries o^artketaroa the. Now  Yortt Fire DieparWftttt. appearing la:  6t Nicholas, Mr. Charles-T. Hill has  contributed one <m "The. Risks of  a Pteemaa'e LHe." Mr. H1H says:  At a subcellar Are that '- occured one nifchi, a. tew year*. *8������������ ������������-  : lower Broadway, I saw over; a, down  men laid out on the sidewalk, .overcome:  by the smoke* A. gruesome sight tt.  was, too; with the dim figures <rf the  funfrutawe surgeons, lanterns la hand,  working over them, and tlie thick.  smoke foir a- background;  These, were brayc fellows who   had,  dashed to with, the lines of: hoee, only  to be. dragged, out. afterwards by -their  comrades,, nearly? suffocated   by   the  thick, stifling smoke that, poured   In  volumes, from, every opendoc   In.   the  basement   Over one hundred1 aud fifty  feet of "dead-lights," or grating, over  the sidewalk had-to ibe broken in that  night beforo the; ceUmw. were, relieved  sufficiently, of the smoke, with, whioh  tbey -wera charged, to: allow the wen to  go in and extio������uIeh. the: fire.  This required the.combined work of;the.crews  of Are boofeajidrladder companies, who  broke in the iron-work w*th the. butt  ends, of lfoelr axes���������the. hardest, kind of  work,   lint; the,uewrspepen^tbe following morhtng merely gave this fine, a  ten ot twelve-line  notice,, mentioning  the location and the estimated loss,, and.  adding that "lt waa a. severe. Are to  wbdue."   No word; of" the punishment  and suffering tho. men were, forced   to  face before this fire was. under control;  no mention of tihc dash after dash  Into the cellar with the heavy line.of  hose, only, to-be driven back to the  stroet.by the smoke, or to be dragged  ent afterwards: nearly unconscious;, nor  of the thud after thud with the heavy  axes on thc thick Iron grating tliat. re-  quired twenty or thirty blows before  any Impression could be made on.lt.  TMs  was  muscle-stratalng,   lung-tax*  tag work that the.average mam has to  ifc.ee only once. ta a Uf ethne; - but   the  firemen iii a lajpge cWy have It always  before them;   and each   tap   on   the  tekeravh   may-  mean'   tlie signal to  eummen'theni' to a task that requires  the-utmost-strength an* nerve.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker..  , NELSON, B. C.  Has for immediate sale��������� ,  You Need It!  HAND BOOK  OF TQE  AMENDMENTS  I  I  Lots 17 and  18,  "      6    "  />  Block   ro,  Nelson  "      17,  "      66,        "  1.9  The above are unimproved.  TO THK  Mineral Act  Passed by tho Legislative Assembly of tho   ���������*,  Provinco of British Columbia, May 5, 1807. i  Also Lot 4,. Block 12, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block,- rented  for $65 per month.  S A  Good  Investment.  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Oilice.  A. C EWART  ABOHITECT  Clements, and Hillyer Blk  Room. 6       ������������������ Nelson, B. C.  ������������3  Kootenaf  Lumber Company  A Coinplete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  .  will now be kept  . at Nelson.  .680     CHARLES SrBARBE, Agent  l  NEWSTORE  -W^TO THE PUBLICNHi^  We understand that heretofore a great imny people have been send/  ins to Toronto for-goods. It is our intention to sell goods at such:  small profits that it will be unnecssary to do this in thc future.- Yf&  carry a full'line of ' :;:   y  Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots  and  S%||  Hats. Caps, House Furnishings, etc.   J g  -CALL AND SEE OUR BARGAINS,-  A. FERLAND & CO.  ELLIOT BEICK BLOCK,  Baker Street.  ' ���������'rh  a& 1 called mm,-gut w ������-     worse every day. I wanted to fco,  ashore-and fetch, the: doctor, but he  would- not hear to it. He- raved if, I  tried to.leave him.  At last there came-a, hot, hot. night,  iu June. It-was burning hot all, day  aixl a dead.calin at night. About dark;  tLe cappen went;to,sleep, and I went;  and sat'where I-could, see-the. water-  and-tbe.lights.ashore,. It was.so clear:  that I.could.hear, the sailors iiua Spanish ship moored,not.far, away, singing;  In-thelr foreign.lingo. And.I. wns sort,  of-quiet, and.dreamy like, wiipu some-,  ti'iug-happened.that waked me mighty.  :wide and. sudden. Something, was.  I standing, on.-the steps below me, .something white.. Something.came toward  ���������' me.---It-was,a.li ttie slender, figure, jvltlv  long hair, all about, its shoulders. I  couldn't see itsl'face. I don't:think-1  really saw. it plainly at- all. But ,it.  went, past- me. softly while. I' looked,,  and.1.knew.itwas.a.woman in a.white,  .rallied gown, and.that she had gpne to:  theroom .wli'ere my. master. lay..I. shookj  too hard;for_a moment, to move; but.as.  soon.as.I: could.I.started, up to go. to,  hlih.   J.ustthen a voice cried:  "Lighthouse, ahoy!"  I answered. "Aye, nye," and stopped:  ..a.blt. Duty, flrst-of all things with a,  '. sailor..  '   A. boat lay at the foot of the.steps,,  and.four men Jumped out of It.  "We. want William. Brace, keeper of-  thlsiighthouse," said, one, a big. man  in a. linen-overcoat.  "I'm oue that answers .to.that name,"  snys.I.  - He swung.a lantern.over-my head.  "Search tiie place, my men," snid  he.  There was no.use.saying, anything,  but I did try to stop thein.  "I've.got a sick'frIend;aloft," says I.  "Don't! disturb him. l!m afraid the  woman will sheer liim, anyhow, he's  so low."  '.'What.- woman?" said. he.  "The one.tbat came aboard with.you,.  sir," saidrl:  Xo woman came .with us," lie snarl-,  ed. '.'Stand aside. Men,.do yourduty."  ;Tliey went up. stairs. I. followed. . Ii  saw them walk.Into the cappen's room..  ,1; heard thein cry'out and-stand still..  When.Igot-.to the door-they stood-in:  a--row.looklng:down on tha bed. ��������� I-look-  ed,- too. Man nor woman , couldn!t'  rfrighten, the cappen more. He. was:  :dead. "  "What had he done?" T asked the  oflicer.  "Killed.his.wife," said he, "that's all.  No doubt, she deserved it; but It's not  allowed by law wheh.they do."  "God help him," said I. -  ���������. -   Gen. Nettleton'e Joke.  ��������� "Gen. George H. Nettleton, wio died  at-Kansas City the other-day," said an  old-time acquaintance, "was.one of the  quietest practical jokers I ever knew.  A good many years ago, when Gen.  Nettleton was'the, manager, of .the Hannibal and St. .Toseph Railroad, he sent  a telegram that attracted more attention than any-other message ever-sent  over-the-line. One day in the early  summer Gen. James Craig, then the  Attainability of! Animal*.,  An taupreselau provable that -Insect*  and other creatuwa.^wv.' m. correlated  with thehr. to������l: that tbey. can scatcelj  exist untew the 9|������cUU food secdiiin*:  lyr essential; to thnm Wi! iwidj;: to haild,  saya Meehan's Monthly. Thia la- ber  lleved true not, only of food,. b������t: of  titeirbabto-to^fcoieraJ. Thcyuccannd  the yucca moth axe. ao..ck������ely. caar.  naeted that.lt doe������,seem1ii������;it.each is  absolutely deiwideafcaaitheotherr-and  qb#^.might well, aak what ..would, the  !dilnw#y. ������iwOow. do without chimneys  la. wJdcii to, buttd: Ms w������������U������r-oc cherry  ������r TwxM?JiJree-scum, witb which to,-bulld  them,  tleton.wired ahead:to,all:tbeiimportant But Ju*t. ������s. the vegetadaa. would  to,wns .that Brigham-Yonn^waaron hl������l hare-.toahandcaLhto: principles whore  '���������    - -���������--������.-  ���������.. ������������.;~nnnliuli1v������iVl������  Craig and a party. oMadies.   Gem Net-  STOVES  ���������if1-  m  Stoves of all Descriptions  way east with a crowd of hi* wives;  At every, station crowdsgatheredabout:  the car, and. when: the: train; reached  Hannibal: the. throng waa: immense^ It.  took Gen.. Crali;a long: time, to: take In  the situation. It was withidlfljcultjthat  he made the-, newspaper: reportem,. in.  Chicago, understands that it: was;one of'  Kettl.eton's jokes. When they,-did: UO-,  derstand it they/wreteupithe1 Joke quite  as extensively as tbey would]hare;written up the Item they; thought.tl������y;lMld.'*  -rThe Sunday- Eepubllc..  Btt-  Quaint. c:n|{lis}i..CnatQliMh.  There, is, sparcely. a., roanot to  ^glnnd. where= some queer old!, custom:  dating back to the feudal tlmea.dioef:  not survive,, recalling the. formwm������������-  tigo and. glory of the "lords; off thi  manor." Thus at Broughton, on.each  Palm Sunday, since time, immemorial;,  the so-called' "gad1.whip'.'' manorial ;aep- ���������  vice takes place. The lord of the manor, leaving his p^w In. the chancel; ad--  vanccs.to tbe steps thereof ;an* cracks  a heavy carriage whip three times,,  while the rector Is reading the first lesson. At the beginning, of: the second'  lesson he approaches, the. parson with  the whip In his hand and:a purse witb  gold pieces tied to the end of;the lash.  This he waves- thrice in the. air, and  then holds the whip so that tbe purse  hangs directly-over thc priest's head,  uutil the conclusion of' the- chapter,  when the priest takes possession: of-tht  purse and reverently places.lt on. th������  altar. Volumes might be written about  these queer manorial customs, the origin of most of them being, lost:In antiquity.  '- ' -_  Tho Most Popular. Novels*:  From a comparison: of. the.-statistics  of. all: the chief English:libraries, aey������  the Golden Penny, It: Is. evident tbat  tjiere-ls.a very- generaliagreement.tbat  the best novels in, the various, departments of. flc.tion.are. as.follows::  Sensational novelT-"Woman: la  White." :  Historical novel���������"Ivanhoe."  Dramatic nov.el���������"Monte Cristo."  -Domestic novel���������"The-Vicar of ;Wake>  field."  ���������"  Sea novel���������"Midshipman BaByw?-  !   Novel of. rural .life���������"AdamiBede*"  Political. novelr-"Lothair."  No veL written, w.ith apurppse���������"Uncle  Tom's-Cabin."  Imaginative novel���������"Shft"  Humorous nove!r-"PIckwlclfi."  Irish novel���������VCharles.O'Malley,?- -  Scotch, novel���������"Heart of Midlothian.?  English novel���������"Vaiilty, Fair." "  .American novel���������"The. Scarlet Letter."  The most popular, novel of, all���������'.'Vanity Fair."  An Achievement.  Fillster���������You've- read1 the "Seats of  the:Mightyr'  Bangs���������Yes, and Eat-inrone oncewJ  I got. Into. our- cook's chajr. bj.;  'take.���������Philadelphia- North: America*.  tharft'wa* notUn^ to.tbe, icy region, but  musk-.oi and. wairua: to feed on,, so  tntaal. nature t^aonUly liaathe. in-  atlnotof.piwiervatlon,to take: to. that  whieh first, comes to baud wlteo:. far  vortte resouroee full... Tbe chimiKy  s.waUfflW .built, tts.nestsamewhiore. before, the. white man co<nirtruct4Bd.chlan-  Oeys. The potato beetle bod Its, borne  on the plains loajft; before. *t. ever, knew  a^potflitOr and tbe: writer, bas seen, the  common elm leaf beetle feeding vorar  dously In the mountains, of: North  Carolina !an a. speclea- of skull-cap���������  scuteUaria���������tbuchins: aec������������nUy. no  other plant.?in tocaMttes where, elms  weroobrenti  In G^rmasktowa gardens half-starved  bees taJfe to grapes and-raspberries.  In the: asime; locality tlie eqmxnan robin  has haid'times. There had'been no  rain from tbe; fotwth of July. - to the  ejeveoth of October, and; everything:  iwiriBg became pareJied' long etace, Insects that-had1 lived on green, food  had not Increased. Tive roblme took to  gremaaflaesndfruHs. Tbe, apples on  tbe orotepfl tresat weoe dug out as If  by mice., An Amerieaa gqltitax pippin,  wttibarheavy crop, presented a remark-  abk������ app*t!������mce:w*th what: abonld be  ������pptes:���������brntfiag; on tbe,-trees like em-  tywsifanit/ahells. In-brtef^ao-creftture  would Ignore the prompttags: of-, nature. It wtil change lts< habits, when  naewslty-! demands.    t  OmoU; tbe Dootoiv.  A well-known known, physician, tells,  a good, story, ont. himself. He had. Just  arrived, ta^ town, and' not .feeling- well;  badlefthJjt-grip.at.the.hotelaDdiatartod.  but. for a.stroll: about nine, o'clock,  wcaxIng.hls.Uttyelttng:.: cap, and: with  his .coat well ^buttoned up. In. the  shadow, stood a;. ragged. man.  "Look ;here# mister/' said: he,. "I  haven't had anything to eat to -.night  Can't you help a fellow 7"  "Strange," rp^ied; tbe= doctor,. dapping- hlsv.an.tfce.. shoulder.. 'I, haven't.  ihjdi miOTseLeitber.JUjddo not, know  where I will get my-������"PR������r-"  Tihe tooe. of. hia voice., had- sueb, a  pathetic rtog.tbai.the..ra������ged:maa;wa8  touched.-  "Cheer upvold^ellow," he said; "stick  to me and I will attend to it that.ypu  get; a, good, square, meal."  The physician was now touched,.aud  Invited his.new--made.friend- into- the  best.reataumnt.IU'.tawa. where, the-two  sat down, together; and: aie.- a; fla������  supper..   Desperate: Wacerr.  "If you haveoi't be������a:takin'. a.hftth-.I!l!  e������.t my^hatl" d&dared;Mr. Wears* Wa.t-  klns.  "Gueas-.I'll lhftTe.to.own-ui������," assented  Mr. Dismal Dawson:.  "Whut d'ye mean:.by.. It?"-  -  "Eleotieai bet; that's-alt:'���������Indlaoapo;.:  lis Journal.        ^^   She Wmh i������ inmbt*  Bmibam���������Well, if yon:want:to.knew  It, I.marrtedvyou for your-moneyr  Mrs. Benham���������I wish I could tell'  733  - A large stock of the Improved Queen Air. Tight.  Call and see them at thc  NELSON HARDWARE 00.  fkY:-'.Yooi  S^rT  Thos.Duun 8j Co., L'dl  h ������������������  PAR AND SBKET IKON,  DEALERS IN  WI AND HILL  JflSKRft' riCKS, It-UK AM������  SIIEKT STESI.,  WI������K BOFES, NAKUIA KOPK9,  ������YNAN1TR rVSR ANI������ ������AI>������  ������!-���������=���������-���������.  (?33)i  Write for Quotations. Cable Address: "Dunn."  Pred J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   "WORSTEDS,   Ete.  (> w_��������������� .,-,,,.     -   ���������   ���������  ��������� ,      ���������      ������������������ t, t,  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS S25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. *>  B.C.  president of the road,.went to ������hi?*goJj9f tkese^rer.  CAM>MI PACIFIC MILW1Y  AND  SOO   FAOIFIC   LIITE- D      .  ' - ~:  .. ~  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  it - ' ' c  U.A-IL-2E   SEBVICB  Purchase through tickets.and have your baggage checked to your destination without, change.  The shoe often pinches fron������;ao Jaalt   ^g^j. yfiafc I married 70a for^udg* fH������ M. McGREGOB,  Operating Tourist Cars to Toronto, Montreal  and Boston-without change. Also Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Traiirsleave Nelson daily, for the North- except-Sundays and-for the  South daily except Mondays. Call on nearest agent and.procure an An  rotated Guide, which gives full information.  For-Tickels and full particulars aa-to rates, time, eta, apply to nearest C.P.E.  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  t     Traveling Fms, Agt., Nelson.  Ei J. COYLE,  Dist, Pasg, Agt.YancouvK m  -r^ uwto. NELSON >B.4, SATURDAY, NOV. 6, .897.  >1 MOM IS, GLWL  ���������MINISTER'S  IDEA  OF  WEALTH  TAKEN FEOM THE GBOTJND-  when a  lie Miner Itolift So Man Even TUimnta  Bccoiiics Many Time* a  Millionaire.  He  r Robert Mclntyre, a Methodist niinis-  r ot Chicago; has stirred some of his  rethren because he grub-staked a miner  r the Klondike. The Chicago Tribune,  terviewedMr. Mclntyre ou the subject,  esays:  "Consoitious scruples Against such an  adertaking? No scruples entered my  ifnd then, nor have they since. It was  sly and simply a matter of principle.  Lie Sermon on the Mount and the Ten  3mmandments don't come,into the mat-  and theology needn't.  I "Tho fact is, I admire a miner's wealth.  |'s clean.   There are no  blood or  tears  I. it. It is acquired away from the  IhemioE and the out throat competition  lat chatacterize ordinary business venires, where the success of one man bo  {ten mesns the disaster and downfall of  jrue othjr man, or perhaps a number of  Ncbody has been pinched.    No-  tody hasbeen wronged. The miner who  igs a fortune out of the ground has the  iiUsEactitn that he hasn't robbed a  3ul,~reventhough he become a hundred  Kmee a mliionaire.  [.''Then, 00, there is.another factor to  ct ^o'bnsideration. The man who  S& a trtuue on the Board of Trade,  curred at Szliacs, about noon,  violent thunder storm broke over this  famous watering place.   At 2:45 a ball of  lightning, about the size of a man's head,  was seen  to descend and float about six  feet above the ground.   It whizzed past  the stair railing of the VillaBuda, throwing a workman, who was standing near,  against the pillars that support the steps.  It then passed  through an open window  into a room on the ground tloor, passed  within a few pnees ot a table, thence out  again through a closed window, in which  it cut a hole the  size of a fist.   Wheu  outside the lightning ran against a poplar  standing 15 paces in front of  the  building.   Prom this it tore the bark and  wood to a height ot 10 yards, whence it  deceuded on the other' side to the earth,  leaving behind it another channel.   Tbe  sound which accompanied the lightning  was not louder than the report ot a gun.  Nobody was injured.  Another case is reported from Nioheim  Prussia.   A lightning discharge, accompanied by crashing thunder resembling  the noise of a mass of broken glass on a  pavement, struck a farm house near the  station, and the following description of  the lightning was noted by six eye-witnesses:   It descended from the cloud to  the outside of the chimney in the form of  a ball about the size of a cannon ball.  After the ball was au interval of perhaps  five yards, then a tail of fire, one or two  yards long.    The ball  appeared to be  short, sharp report,  THE CITY'S  THEBE IS STILL A BALANCE  TWELVE THOUSAND.  OF  lire  Ciller Mill  Receive n.Compensation  of HMO per Monlh.-Tlic Wicfttlon  of SI reel LIjsIiIh.  T. G. PROCTER,  Real Estate lines,  BAKER STREET,  Nelson,      -      -       B.C.  5 door, wet ot Bank of Montreal, P. 0. Box 229.  W. J- G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST,  ISTELSOISr, B. C.      1335]  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME CARD.  ' Suhject to change without notice.  TKAINS  BUN'  ON  PACIFIC STANDARD'TIME.  At the mcetiuff of the city couucil last  Monday night all members wore present  except Alderman DowandFletcher..  A communication wa3 received from  the Kelson Electric Light company stating that the company was ready to carry  out its contract for lighting the streets of  the city if the council would state the  number and location of ihe lights required. The matter was referred to the  committee of the whole to be reported on  at the next meeting. Y >  In regard to the injunction against the  city by Joshua Davies as manager of the  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co!,  Mayor Houston stated that the matter  was in a fair way of settlement outside  the courts and that the negotiations pend-.  ing would probably result satisfactorily  for both parties.  A letter from Judge J. A. Forin asked  that a sidewalk be built aud that a road  OFFICE OF THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Ld.  -AND-  Balfour Brick Yard Oo.  Owners o������ property in Kelson should send in  a list of their lots for fale, as! have customers  ready to purchase Nelson property at a reasonable figure. "ilQ  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C.  (550)  Going West.  Leave 8.00 a.m.  ������������������     8.36 a. m.  "     9.36 n. m.  "      U.51a,m.  "    10.03 a. m.  "   10.18 a. m  Goijjo Bast.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  3.15 p.m.  Arc  Daily  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's ���������' 2.15 p.m.  Whilcwatcr "   ' 2.00 p.m. "  Hear Lake " 1.48 p.m.  McGuigan "��������� 1.33 pm.  10.38 a. m. Cody Junction " 1.12 p.m.  10.50 a. m.   Sandon Leave 1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Arrive 11.45 a.  Leave 11.25 a.  Of  IN  THE  accompanied by a snort, suary ^��������� ��������� "-   . Cedar street from Vernon  while the crashing thunder appeared to  beopened on C  ba due to the fire sheaf or tail- laueeT'  A 0UBI0U3 P00KET-PIE0E.  Nickels  BfttlroiMl���������/ Engineers    Transform  Into  Huttons.  u uiiuuc uu .uv ~  _. .      a Union Pacific engineer has a fashion  '."eBtock Exchange, or in building 10f making unique pocket pieces for his  to the  on  Baker  committee on  street.  public  vatic business house, adds not  iffld's store of available wealth.  "' j:B, in other words, is  no   richer  ������������������'-'��������� ie is richer.     He is rich, rather,  Ovjelomehody else is  poorer.     The  *��������� ���������>.,;oi\the other  hand,   whether  he  'iit \m or 8100,000, adds tbat much  .wold's wealth.and, with the added  " hepontributes just that much to  T^sille amount of the world's com-  ad pleasures,  f Tljok at the matter, there are few  fjof wealth.   The many live on  The only man comparable with  "fcfe'j is the farmer.   He  gets  what  I *drect from Nature, but  he   pro-  Vffisbable wealth. While he meets  it, iis contributation to the world's  ..th therefore is not a permanent  one  ^.���������the'ininer's.  "Th'e'told miner  is  today   the  king  Irealthproducerofthe  country,   and  I  [onor. him above nil others.  Lior, it needs no apology,  ������rt  or no=iot him in   bis   efforts,  whole   question  in   a  nut-  Iis _exni������p*<:  Here's the  Mi:'  Tt isn't a church matter. The fact is,  . put the gold in the valley of the  *on for His children.    Any man con  friends.      He runs a passenger engine  west, says the Tacoma Ledger, and when  oiling previous to a run he drops a nickel  five cent piece into the brass oil cup on  the crbsshead of the piston-rod.   His run  is 300 miles.   When he reaches his destination he unscrews the top of the oil-  cup and takes the nickel out.  . It  has  been   metamorphosed into   a   .curious  little button with an evenly turned rim,  within   which, on the one aide is the  couutersunk head of Liberty, divested of  her stars, and on the other side the V  and the wrealh.   The edge of the crown  is as perfect ns it it had been pounded on  an anvil by an expert silversmith. '-  The perfection of this is due to the  even vibration the coin has been  subjected to.   The motion of   the piston is  horizontal; and   it   travels  -forty-eight  inches, back and forth, with every revolution of the wheels.   The interior of the  round and tlie "edges'of the  nickel as it travels back and forth in tbe  oil.  striking  tho eides of the   cup,  are  turned over and pounded into perfect  roundness.   Sometimes n nickel is left in  the cup - during tho round trip, or 600  miles.   When taken out it  is a nickel  bullet.   A perfect polished sphere.   Who  Referred  works.  A communication from W. A. McDonald, offered to sell s safe to the city  for ������500. The originnl cost of the Bale  was 8600 and the freight .8200. The  mayor was authorized to make tbe purchase at a price not to exceed $500. ���������  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 &-NELS0N.  fi    PASSENGER    6  VJ TRAINS  EACH   DAV   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  ON THE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Leave 11.00 a. in. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. m. Cody  For   rates and  information   ppply at tho  Company's ofllces.  ROBT. IRVING,       GEO. F. COPELAND,  2G11 G. F. & 1'. 4, Superintendent.  No.  ltun made in one hour.  6 leaves liossland at 7 a. in.   Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail.       ' "���������"��������� -   ���������-    Connects at  No. 3 leaves Trail at 8:15 a. m.   _  Rosslaud with Red Monlain train for Spo  ���������  kane.  No. 2 leaves Rossland at, 3:00 p. in.   Connects  -with C..P. R.-main lino steamers for the  .   north'at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. in. Connects with  ���������\! C. 1'. It. main line steamers from the north  at Trail. -   ,-  No. 4 leaves Rossland .at 11:00 a.m. Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland. -.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:45 p. m. Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS,  General Supt,  744  General Offices:  Trail B. C.  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada.  Direct Connection with thc Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TllATNS  No; 1 West,....depart, .... -S:25 p: ni.  No. 2 Bast      "        7:00 a.m.  Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  DIRECT  ROUTE  City Clerk Seeley submitted the finan-  nl statement ot the city to November 1  9  cial statement  as follows:  . llECEH'TS.  Licenses'.- .-..'..'.   Fire Department (gov't grant)..-.  Water Rates ,   Interest (accrued on debentures.)  Dog Tax License   Saleof Debentures '....   10,000 00  Police Court Fines n.n ,*,  Real Estate Taxes  Miscellaneous   MINES EXAMINED  4JI1) REPORTED ON BY  F. M.CHAPBQURN  "SS^SSi^M1^ British  Columbia.  718  , knowledge  Terms Reasonable.  NELSON, B. O.  -to-  MINING  CAMP.  5,502 50  200 00  1,452'75  312 92  ��������� --210 00  04? 90  1,579 70  67L00  3o9.877-.77  It is no dis-1 oil cup ia  to   emulate  .'...DISBURSEMENTS.  Sidewalks   Plant and Tools   Printing and1 Stationery   Salaries .'   Fire Department   Streets....'....'   Water Works.,   Special Police.-:   Interest...' ���������-.   Lookup- TT-r-.Tr.-.T.~ :.'.'Y.....  | Health -.   Legal Expenses   Dog Tax License   Jail Supplies   Sewers "  ...:   Sinking Fund-.   Miscellaneous.'.   JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial^"*    m  Land Surveyor.  649 , /'  NELSON, B. C.  3,938 55  222 01  914 92  3,125 83-  911 34  3,603 81  123,402 61  56.85  .  i.372 60  2,321 48  ALASKA MINERAL CLAIM.  FORT STEEL  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday 10th May, 1897,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, B. C,  every Monday and Thursday at 9 a. m. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Groat  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 Creek and Slocan Mining districts.'  This route is tho most direct for' the Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with thc Upper "Kootenay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. 637  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the b.-h.  & N. and its connections, or  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  SPOKANE, WASH.  -0K-  A. D. CIIABW0Nl<1AMt Gcnl   1>ags   Agentt  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  Portland,  Orrcoa.  tsr Write for new map of the Koote  nay country. 531  EAST  N������&  WEST  j  l  f  %     '  t, 1  liYY  the  ������OD tor nib uuimicu.     -������".r         1     -.   - - 11     1      #   ���������������.���������  nnt with such regulations as are nee-   discovered this unique method ot turu-  ary for fair play and the protection of  ing the edges of a nickel is not known,  "    ' "       but many engineers kuow of it.  ssary .   ,  ^dividual interests, has   au undeniable  ight to go there and dig and delve all he  booses.   If he  pulls  out  $100,000  he  imply makes a draft, not on somebody's  bank account but on  Natures  treasury.  Chere is no more wrong in that.therefore,  there would"b~e~ in^a^man^sowiug  (���������heat or planting corn and trusting to  fature to yield twent������y,=fifty or hundred  It's a private matter between man  ad his Maker;'   There's scriptural  au-  pority enough for a man to   plant  and  f ap a harvest of grain,   and I don't  see  |hy there isn't authority enough to dig  ad delve and reap a harvest of gold dust  od nuggets., >���������  "As I look at   the  matter, ^therefore,  e minister who  dona  the  broadcloth  td dons a miner's garb   and  faces   the  e perils of the wilderness, and   gets . a  aft cashed on.Nature's treasury   for  a  w huudred thousand dollars or  a mil-  m or two, is doing   humanity   a  good  rn.   I don't know by what. course   he  uld do more good or add more to' the  m ot the world's comforts or pleasures. I  j he cau't go to the  field  of  operation'  I nisei f, it's an honorable  thing,   I   be-  for him  to  grubstake  somebody  Balance iri Bank.  SITUATE IN THE NELSON MINING DIVISION OV  West     Kootenay     DiStiuct.-Wheke  located:-On the Nokth slope ok Toad  Mountain, .Adjoining the .California  'and the Golden Mineral Claims.  Zl *sl m','������r vnTTCE tbat  I,'J. M. McGregor,  58,5|rpAKB NOTICE  thatrlWm  ifiiicrt Certificate No. 77512, intend sixty days  from date hereof, to apply, to thc Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements. I'or  the purpose of obtaining, a Crown grant of the  abAnd������furthcr take notico that aotton.'undor  section 37, must bo commenced bofore the  i?sukn������e of such certificate of improvements.-  ������ . j. m. McGregor.  Dated this 30th day of August, 1897.       (743)  Going East?  aim   MADE  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL    KOBTE.  IT  202 50  33 35  3S00  5,219 27  '.-SCO .00  473 67  S4C.910 10  , 12,i)(i7 67  SALE OF CLAIMS.  Nine  are  to  be  Sold   to   Satisfy   Court  Judgments. - 0     ���������   ���������  -"On"-Tuesdayf��������� November���������9,-^Sheriff.  Robinson will sell at public auction before the. government oilices  at Kaslo,  the   mineral claims,. Ibex, Liddesdale,  Gilt Edge and Triangle situated at the  head ot Lysle creek,   four miles. from  .Whitewater station.   Iu addition to the  claims and equipments, 12 tons of sacked  ore will be sold.   The  four judgments as follows:   R. F. Green  and S. H. GreeD, $1343.46; VV. B. Akers,  $157.74; Hamilton.Byers, $844.76, and T.  Morton, $323.21.   The total amount is  $2679.17.  1 Sheriff Robinson on November 10 will  sell at public auction iu front of the court  house in Nelson, the mineral claims  Delight, Calgary, Atlanta, Woodstock  and Baltaorel on Toad.mountaiu. Thc  sale is for the purpose of satisfying a  judgment ot 8473.40 obtained by N.  Anderberg et al against Neil McLeod.  $59,877 77  Bills to the amount of 83,622.54 were  audited and ordered paid.   They included $2,072.90 for W. C. McLean & .Co., on  waterworks contract.  A resolution passed fixing the salary of  Fire Chief S. F. Calkin at 880 per month.'  McLean & Co. wero awarded the coh-  JtrBCtJor Jaying^the cast iron pipe from  the present terminus of fbesewer'toMeep"  water.  Adjourned "until Wednesday at 3 p. m.  If yon are  Do not Forget  I  FIRST���������Go via "St. Paul because the  lines to that point ������-M afford you the  best service    -  It In Ike Most Modern in Equipment.  It l������ the Hcuvlest ICalled Line.  It lias a: Itovk-ESiillnst llon������lliv������l.  II Crowes So Kanti Deswrrlx.  It I.s the Only J.lnc  Running   Luxnrlouii  Club  Koom Cars.  It 1.4 Noleil for llie Courtesy or Its Employe*.  It Is thc Only tine Serving Meals* on the  n   n In Carte 1'lnn.  NOTICE.  ������������������ c  Ics HEREBY given that sixty days af tcsr dntc,  I shall apply t������ ^e Chief Commissioner  of Linds and Works for permission to purchase the following described land, situate  near the south end of Kootenay lako:  rnnimenoing at the northwest corner of Lot  iTi��������� Jfo-and Slocan Uy-land, thenco  Sw't 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  w^V40 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence  wnst40chans'thence north 40 chains, thence  ^-it-40 -chains." thence -north-Sp chains, thence,  wost to the shore of Kootenay lake, thence following the s������.orc of said lake to point of-com-  ������������������^.,nl>nt- containing CIO acres more or less.  m<?nCe"(Shrned)      A:.St.G. HAMEKSLEY^ ���������.  St  West Kootenay, 30th August. 1807  SECOND���������See that tbe coupon beyond  kji. Paul reads via the Wiecousin Central  because that line makes tho closest connections .wiUi all the'trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot tliere, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor aud friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the n,|������  consin Central liues, or address  or Gko. S. Catty   .-GencE.il A^reiit.  210 Stark St~~  Portland, Or  Wis-  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA liY DAYLIGHT.  t  Attractive Tours dining. Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  Jas. C. Pond.  ���������GenrPrts".-ABV-  Milwuukec,  Wisconsin.  (570)  7 30 d.  m.  every Sunday.  1 -  *��������� on������^r��������� I Holy Communion on 1st ,and  dra bun-  sale is to satisfy | ^J^^g montb, after Matins; ������������ ������>"*  I've.  e..  '.'1 can't quite  see  why   a  clergyman  he chooses, should  cot  be  a  wealth  diicer.   - Christian   ethics    are    not  ainst it.   There is only so much wealth  the world, anyway,  and life nowadays  a scramble to get  as much of  what  es exist as possible..   I should rack a  nefaction above a  benediction.     But  the miner's'wealth,  as  I   just  said,  ire are no blood, no tears, no groans,  -Terings, and sorrows caused to others.  A minister has just as much right  to  ne gold or grubstake somebody else ns  i man who listens to his sermons and  ips to pay his salary.     It's   a  foolish  tion that a minister, because  he  is  a  nister,    mast    apologize    for   doing  enly what he commends others to   do.  tave said tbat the miner who actually  ,3s to the world's wealth - is  a  public  tefactor, and that his  wealth  is   the  anestin   existance.    Believing  that,  y should not I oifer to grubstake Mr.  ston?" __=.   SaiRUOK BY A BALL OF PIEE.  A' GOODENOUGH STHKE-  Seven  Demonstrations or the Unexplainablc  Cloltc Lightning.  t wo instances of the occurence of that  form of lightning known as "globe  Uning," for what scientists have never  |h able to offer an explanation, were  ;ntly observed in Europe, says the  "pbia Inquirer.    One case oc-  Montli'*   Dead   Work    Uns   ISecn  Kcwnnlcd.  On Wednesday of last week the Good-  enough mine near Sandon made an important strike..' Since . last March they  have been running a tunnel a distance of  350 feet and. struck' the ledge at that  distance two "weeks ago.   After drifting  a distance of 25 feet to^ the.right, last  Wednesday   morning   the ore came in  sight in sufficient quantity, to repay the  owners for all the expense anjd anxiety of  waiting and to warrant a genuine jubilee  in the Goodenough camp'.  The strike is an important one as it  goes far toward proving that oue mines  go down and that they - not only hold  good in grade but improve with depth.  The tunnel cuts the lead 300 feet from  the Eeco line at a depth of 203 Eeet, vertical, and 335 feet on the dip, below the  lowest old workings.   Tbis gives a total  depth of -500 feet irom the apex of the  vein.    The ore encountered Wednesday  is very high in grade.   The assay from  the first ore taken from No. 6 tunnel  showed 240 ounees in silver and the first  car went 616 ounces.    The ore found  Wednesday in No. 8 assays 260 ounces in  silver aud 75 per cent. lead.   At present  the chute is jnst opening up in the face  of the. drift, but their is a fine streak of  ore with no indications of the zinc which  with it above.  CHURCH" NOTICES.  Church op England.   Matins 11 a.m  Even Song,  .vrninn nn   isr,    S1UU    til  on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. - Sunday  School at2.30 p. m. l    ."  Pbesbyttcrian Church. " Services at  11 a.^m. and 7.30 p. m. . Sunday Schooi  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening nt 8 p.m.;Christiau Endeavor'Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Cucitcn. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. ni. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening nt 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  Tuesday fit 8 p.m.  Roman CATiioiiio Cuoncu. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a; m.  benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  Baptist Ciitjbcii.���������Services morning  and evening at 11 a. m. aud 7:30 p  the"school  Have You   Tried  International Naiiplioa  ;  ai Wii Co;, Li.  '  For maps, tickets and complete infoimation  call on or address Agents, K. & b. Kj., u. ac ���������������  S. Nav. Co., N. & V. S. Ity., or  ~i- ~  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at8  p. m.   Meetings are held in  house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.-  Rev. G. R. Welch. Pastor.  TnEosopnx.     Mrs."  -Agnes   Shotwell  Heath will address inquirers on the wis:  i--������������������-._ -���������t nnnm r;   TTillvpr-Clement  7  dorn religion at Room 5, Hillyer-Clement  Building    every Sunday evening   at  o'clock^ sharp.-Snbject  November  (tb,  "Man, His Seven Pold Nature.  Steamers  "International"' and  berta" on Kootenay, Lake  and River.  <A1-  v. 1  3,->ls'  C. ������. l������I.VO\  WHITXKV, ������. r  General Atteut.  Spokane, WuhIi.  , A T. A.,  HI. I'aul, Minn.  Spokane Falls &  -1 -i  Time Card  in cfTcc't Oct.  1st, ISH  to change without notice  1'  Subject  ivc Jlile Point connection with all passenger  iruiiis of N. fc F. S. H. It. to and from  Xortliport, Kaisland and  Spokane.  Ticket sold and hniwiKc cheeked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Xelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, r>-A?> a. in.   Arrive Xorlhporl  1*2:15 p.m.: liossland :!:!() p. 111.;  Spokane li p. 111.  Leave Xelson for ICaslo and way points, daily  except. Sundays. 5:t.j p. in.   Leaving SpokmieS  a. in; Ko-felaud 10:3!) a. 111.:  XoiUipoit 1:50 p. 111.  " Kaslo, 13. C," 1st Oct.; 1S07.  31 GEO. ALEXAXDKH  Gen'l Mfc'r.  Northern Bfy.  Nelson A Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lilies  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossland and  Spokane aud Rossland.  (Daily, Except Sunday)  Leave 9.20 a.m. KELSON Arrive 5.35 p-m.  " 12:C0 " EOSSL'D ' " 3:50." -  "    3-00 a.m. SPOKANE   "    6.40 p-m.  Do you want Type? - Do you want Ink?  Do you want to trade Tresses?  - Do"you want to trade Vapcr. Cutter*?  Do you want anything in the Printing Machin  cry line?   I������ so write to  M&J:*.     ���������������������������-  VK^W-.'-l   f-'.>  ���������$&%������  '>c~  609  TOUONTO IVPE FOt'.\������R������ CO.  .VJO <.':irdov:i St., Vancouver,  ������. C.  Fall and Winter Styles  French Patterns, Hats.' Latest Xovcltics in  Fall and Winter Millinery Goods.  Prices to Suit Everybody.  mrs. Mclaughlin,,  764 Josephine Street.  _J 3   A WORD<1  HARNESS  ?A   and Saddlery.  T" Pack Harness. Pack Straps  r-- ; Hor=c Mankets. Oil Cov-  "���������. .- - crs. Bells. Team Housings, Whip*. 13 rushes.  Combs, etc. Repairing a  specialty Prompt attention given .to'all- orders.  L. POGUE.  WARD ST.  (tioO) .       Opp Court House  Carthaginian���������Allan Line..-  California���������Allan Line    Labrador���������Dominion Line...  Vancouver���������Dominion  Lino  Uikc Ontario���������Heaver Line  Liikc Superior  From Montreal.   :...Nov. 13   -..Xov. 20   Xov. 13  ....:...:.Xov. 20  ....: Xov. 17  Dwivor Line...'..... ..:Xov. 20  From Xew York.  .......Xov,  . Nov.  ..Xov.  . -Xov  .. No v  Xov.  inc...Nov  Teutonic���������White Star Line   Brittianic���������White Star Line...  St. Paul���������American Line   St, Louis���������American Lint    Umbria���������Cuiiitrd  Line   Lucania���������Cunard   Line   State of Xcbraska���������Allan State  Mongolian���������Allan State Line..  Friesland���������Ked Star Line   Ken.-ington���������I'cd Star Line ...  Cabin, $15, S3). SiW, ?70. v*) iind upwards  Intermediate. ?:t'l and U|>v.;inl-.  Steerage. S2f-j0 and upward-,  P-T-sonL-ei-s tii-ki'led ihrou^h to all v  20  Nov. 23  ..Nov. 17  .Nov. 21  PasseiiEcrs tor Kettle ltiver und'Bound-  nry Creek^onnoct nt Marcus ^ithStng*  Daily.  TO THE  WISE-  Get prices from tho  KASLO DRUB CO.  THORP  SPARKLING,  Aromatic       ��������� ^ .,  Ginger Ale  . (lint*: in  Ireland, nnd ;it --peciaUy low  ��������� rt-: of tlie Kuropeiin continent,  arranged from nil points.  13KKII.   C.I'.lL   Tieket  WILLIAM STITT.  Pa'-senirei-w  Great llritsiin  Kites   to   all  p.  Prepaid iki-miw .  .\ppiy  to- (iKn  Ajjent. Xelson. or to   (5511   General Agent, CP.lt. Oilices. Winnipeg,  Shortest and Quickest   ~   -  Route to .  CoL-in-Yl AU-ih: mines, Palouse, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla, Biikcr City Mines,  Portland, San T'ranuisco,'Cripple Creek  fjolil inines ami all points Kast and  South. Only line East via, Salt.Lake  Denver.   Steamer tickets to Eu:  ���������and  '; rope  and otlier foreign countries.  Heintzman Pianos.  Lkavk  Sl-OKANKTIMKtfCHKDULi: j  AKUIVK  goes  Before you buy your    -  Paints or Wall-Paper [Aval& ^Ment at ^ws Fair.  TELEPHONE 60  THOP.l'F. & CO.. U\.  7������  If ������yoii  write to  613  want a rich tcned Heintzman, j  H. >T. Cousieb,     -  j  Revelstoke. I  FOR SALE  7:15 p. m.  Daily  r-.i:. a. in.  Daily  FastMail���������WallaWnlla i _ ..  Portland. S.ln Francisco i '-1.'! rV,m*  Uaker City and the ca*t.   i    iWllJ"  IjCic.kj. Jlaii. ��������� Coeur  d" j,.  Aleni-s. KnnniiiKion. Gar- ��������� C:l."i d. m.  Held. Coltax.l'ullnian und \    ,x-:'-  Mo-coiv. . i  Daily  For  Team  '; pounds  1 wagon.  of    horses,    weighing  each, new harness and new  Address.  PETER BAXTER,  Care of Father L Poitras.  ���������    |    r >i. through t iekets and further information  ' apply at O. lt & X. Co.'s ollico,  1100 ' i30 IHvpr*idc avenue.  1 3U East Columbia  --'���������"--        Sookane. Wii>h.      I        liossland. B. C  avc  Spokane. Wa>h.      i        i'.os.-i;������iu. s>. 0.  ���������I. Cam 1'iif.ix, -'.   i       H.M.Ai>ams.  General Aticnt.        t Trav. V. and I*. Asent.  W. II. IICKLUfiiT. CJeneral Pass. Agent.  fiCl -.   Portland. Oregon.  ���������tr THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 1897.  m  m-  vi  ���������?m  Cl    ';  l:W  HOW TO  PAKTIOTJLARS   1HAT   THE    NEW  PIEE  CHIEF  WILL  TAKE.  Mill    E������tiU������IM������    tt    Regular     Organized  Volunteer llcpiirlmt nt���������Tlie List  Now Open.  with a capital stock ot $100,000. The  head oilice is to be iu Cranbrook nnd the  objects are to establish and operate  electric works, power houses, etc. The  power to be used will probably be water.  Tbe Cranbrook Water company. has  filed articles of incorporation with a  ciipital stock of ������30,000. Tbe head ollico  is to be iu Cranbrook and thc object is to  supply the inhabitants.of that town with  water.  The Kullloii.  The   Bullion, on the  mountain  Shildon-J Harrison, Erie mt, 2 mi from Erie  Marshall���������S Marshall, same.  Bed Rock-G McFarland, e fk of Cottonwood  ck, li mi c of N & F S.  Highland Lighct-C Cameron, Red mt i mi  from Fern mill.  Silex���������A Jensen, 2} mi w of Nelson J mi s of  Kootenay outlet.  Nov 3���������  Mountain Gem���������M McAuley, Ymir mt. 4 mi  ii Ymir,  Newport   fraction���������A J Hughes and M McAuley, 1 mi w of Ymir mine.  Last Chance fraction���������D Booth, Toad mt adj  Kniily.   PRODUCE OE THE MINES.  Chief of the Fire Department Calkin  is of thc opinion that there should be  ;i regularly organized  volunteer   fire  department,  of at least  a  number     of    men     who      can    be  depended    upon to   attend   all   lires  and   to   handle   the  apparatus.     He  believes that 15 or 20 men could be secured immediately,,who would attend  drills and   become   proficient  in thc  handling of thc hose and other apparatus.   Until the new system is complete it would liardly, be worth the  trouble to make use of the water but  the men could perfect themselves in  the other branches of tins drill.    By  "having   a   regularly   organized force  much confusion is averted in limes of  excitement  and    danger  and   as   a  natural result,   much   more effective  work   is  done.     Chi'if Calkin  wants  men to wait upon   him   at   once who  will be willing to become members of  the brigade.   This new order of things  does not mean that otlier volunteer  fireman arc nob needed but only to always have on hand a certain number  who are thoroughly familiar with the  work.  It has been suggested that" sleeping  accommodations be built   in the fire  hall so that all or part of- the brigade  can sleep there.     It would   save  the  men the   rental   of   rooms   and they  would be on hand at nights in cases of  emergency.   No   better   use can   be  made of the hall and   it   would place  Nelson on almost the same footing as  a city with   n  paid lire   department.  Two things are sadly needed but it is  possible they wiirnot be   secured for  the present.   One of these is a horse to  draw the hose reel up hills for in the  event of a fire three or four blocks   up  Stanley street much time would be lost  in hauling thc   reel   by,  band.    'The  other and more important thing  is a  Babcock Chemical fire   extinguisher.  Many of the fires that occur are dis-  eouvered in  their  ineipiency and can  be easily controlled   by   a  Babcock,  which can always have   a   stream on  the flames before thc  regular  hose  is  in working order.   Even if the stream  from  the. hose could' be operated  as  quickly as the Babcock, the unnecessary damage by water would probably  be very great.   A fire department, as  a whole, is uot guaged foritsefficiency  for the quickness in subduing flames,  but by the method  employed and the  small amount of damage by water.   It  .-  is the intention to place a fire box or  button .in  the post oflice so that an  .-'   alarm can be sent in from the business  district without delay.    The new lire  chief has entered into the spirit of his   ^_work and will probably give Nelson  asei'vice that will huvira~Cewlency"to  reduce insurance rates.    just  back of Boar lake bas recently surprised  its owners by developing into what they  are certniu is ihe makiug of n mine.   A  . Co'iV meu were sent up a short time ngo to  sufficient | j0 tj3e uecessary assessment work, and  in doiug the same they teok out fifty  sacks of ore which  will not run less than  300 ounces iu silver besides about $7.00  in gold.   Samples from the sacks run as  high as 1200 in silver.   As early as possible next spring,   development on  an  extensive tcale will be commenced;   T.  G.-Proctor, *\V. A, Jowett and others nre  the owue:s.���������Kootenaian.  Business Personals.  RETURNS FOK 1897 UP TODATE.  OBK BXPOBTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo 28.5871  Slocan via Nakusp. ���������......... *SB  Kossland via Northport 9,iii h  liossland via Nelson      ���������  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Mrs. Mary Mallette  chased the interest of Mr.  and has now sole control.  has pur-  Peterson  Tons  12,210  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.������ 2.58t3,3fiG.97  Kevelstoke (Nakusp)...     155,901.62,  Average value por ton, $72,074  3,042,268.59  AiiuiscniciitK.  The La Dell-World concert company  has once more changed tho date of its  performance in Nelson to Wednesday  November 17. The accident at Banff ,to  Miss World aud her mether was more |  serious than at first supposed and caused  a longer delay than was anticipated.  Miss La Dell who wns in town during  the week states tbat (hey will appear in  the Fire Hall on that date without fail.  The Australian Variety and Concert  company is billed to appear in Nelson on  Wednesday and Thursday of next week,  November 10 aud 11.  ,   Tlie Mother Viclorlouft.  The case, against James Roberts  charged by his wife, Mary Roberts,  with cruelty to their child was disposed of by Justice McKilligan in  Kaslo at the police court on Tuesday  afternoon. The court awarded the  custody of the child to the mother.  Roberts was arrested in Nelson last  week on the charge mentioned.  Iluvc Closed Hum n.  Proctor & McMulins have closed down  operations for the winter at their briek  yards at Balfour. They have made and  disposed of_this year 675,000 brick, their  last sale was made last week and covered  100,000, which went to the Hall Mines  smelter. The plant will be opened again  uext spring on a more ex'e sive scale.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal'sum of 81 is to be understood.  Tbe Vernon���������Leads���������Others���������Follow.  Fou Sale���������Two blinds, suitable for  store windows. Can be seen at Neelands  Bros:, West Baker street.  Fancy drinks-go to the Vernon and ask  Charlie the-only-artist-for one.  Mrs. Mary Mallette has purchased Mr.  Peterson's iuterest in the Kootenay hotel  on Vernon street and is now in sole con  trol. She has greatly improved the place.  Grand Lunch this evening at the Vernon.  A first-class Japanese cook would  like situation either in restaurant or  hotel. Does not drink or smoke. P.  O. Box No. 0.  Hot Scotch���������go to the Vernon for all  kinds of hot drinks.  The Vernon���������Look out for our���������Tom  and Jerry���������When the proper time comes���������  When tbe first snow hies.  PRODUCE OF SHELTERS.  (Shipped)  First Class Dining Room.    No China-  - ' men.   All white help.  ACCOMMODATIONS, $1.00 per day.  Vernon Street,        708       Nelson, B. C  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte..........'........2376*  Trail Smelter Matte   .....1661J  7211  Total value, $3,680,082.06  "    "   nf ore and mattocxported, $6,731,950.65  ORE SHIPMENTS.  ���������etar������������ 9lm������e L������H Week.  VIA  KASLO.  Payne Mine to Puehlo, Col.".   Whitewater to Kvorett   Slocan Star to Omaha   Washington to Omaha   Rnth to P,'ieblo. Col   Goodenough        "    Kuth to Everett   Great Western to Aurora   Surprise to Kverett   Total valuo. $108,788.  Average value per ton, $79.1������'>  700  228  60  15,  00"  15  210  81  15  1387  o  Stamford & Co.  SANITARY  PlumbinG  Fitting and Heating.  All Work Guaranteed.  No. 1 Selous Block,      Victoria Street,  NELSON, U.C. (763)  WANTED.  Cheap Passenger Kales.  Portland to San Fraucisco via the O.  R. & N. company's steamers, cabin $5,  steerage $2.50 including meals and berth.  Service unexcelled. For through rates,  sailing dates, berth reservations and  detailed information call on,  G. K. Tackabury, or H. M. Adams,  Ag't N. & F. S. Uy.   Trav. Pass. & F'ght Ag't.  Nelson, B.C.       No. 30 East Columbia Ave.  (782) liossland. B.C.  VIA NAKUSP.   -   ..  Reco to Omaha      52  Ajax   - "        ���������  *       ' .   73  Total value. $18,073.78.  Average valuo, $217,586  House  suitable  or lodging: house.  L.and D.  785  for a restaurant  Address,  1528 Pacific Ave.  Spokane, Wash.-  VIA    NORTHPORT.  Iron Mask G M Co to U.S.A.  Total value, $514.  Mlisic Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.    j  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  Apply at Thomson  Nelson.  Stationery Co's  Store,  427  G. O. JHichai*ai}  NOTICE.  rpENDERS will bo received by the lindcr-  Jl . signed up to 2 p.m. of the 20 day ot November noxt, for the purchase at a rate on lhe  dollar ($1 on prices stated below, of the stock of  It. 11. Esnouf consisting of  .   Furniture���������Invoice price with  freight added                $2380.30  Lamps, hardware, etc.      "      "    "      510.20  Crockery, glassware "      "    "     8������1.22  Terms of salo one third (1-3*1 cash balanro in  two (ti and four (1) months, on approved security, with interest at 8 per cent, per annum.  Highest or any tender i.ot 1 eccs6arily accepted. Stock may bo seen on application to  undoreiawed. W. H. Dowsing.  1790] '     Assignee,  bated at Nelson this (Sth day of November,  1897.  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail 8meltor [Matte]    100  Hall Mines (Matte)  ��������� ���������   2*8  Total value, $150,015.81. ���������  Total value Of oro and matte exported for  the week, $287,421.58. .  METAL QUOTATIONS.  413  I  NEW YORK.  I 2       3 4  581....575.'..57}'..-561.  Nov.-  SlLVKK.  (Bar)  LEAD 3.75 .3.75 ..3.75  Nov. 5-Exchangc, $3.90.  A FULL LINE OF  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  Just received at the j  POST OFFICE CIGAR STORE,    770   S. J. MIGHTON.  NOTICE.  COAL!    COAL!   COAL!  Having been appointed agents for the Northern Pacilic Coal Company,  any orders left with us will have prompt attention.        \  WEEKLY STUCK REPORT.      |flAMTtT,p. &   O'REILLY,   BafaF St., NclW.  Companies.  NELSON.  Hall Mines   Exchequer   ROSSLAND.  Alberta   Beaver   Hlg Threo   No.  of  Shares  The <|iiiirl/ Creek *'nse.  The full court sitting at Victoiiii last  Moodily   delivered   jiulgmeut    in   the  Nelson  & Fort Sheppard  railway company versus Parker et nl case, dismissing  the defendants' cross appeal in (lie action.  An  injunction order had been granted  vestraiuintj the defendants from in any  way dealing with certain portions of the  Quartz  Creek townsite and against this  tbey   appealed,, hut   their appeal  now.  stands dismissed'.   Tbe. railway.company  bas obtained the crown grant and their  -action  for  trespass against the plaintids  will now go ou, tbe defeudanis in the  meantime beiu<j restrained from in any  way dealing with tbe land.  Nelson.  Oct 28��������� '  Hnrdpan-J 13 Sherman to D Doeg, h *10C.  Oct 29- " .  Clairrcins-W Lacassec to C E Dcsrosicrs,  $23.50. ....  New Brunswick, Deadwood and Florciicc-b  T Langley, .T M Repass loNcw Brunswick Con  GM Co. $1,000,000. . -,.,,���������������������������  Porcupine fraction-W II Gnrlotk toF Hoff-  nieister, h  Oct 30- "  Golden Kagle, Dcxtcr-W r MgCulloch and  K Cordingly to AC Flumerfelt. $2000 subject  to agreement of \ profits on re-sale or if lie  incorporates a company $15,000 in fully paid  shares or $2500 cash each,  Nov-!"��������� ;      7 " T _,  Emma-P JlcDonald to J J Baker and J *  Burr, H. '  Nov 2- '������,/���������>  Uobert J-R Pitcher to M K Dcmpstc1- K ^������  Notice is hereby given that sixty-days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described land situate  in the West Division of Kootenay District, vir:  Commencing   at  a   Post  marked Churlus  William Pariley's N.W.C., planted on tho south   E!������A"  bank ofthe Columbia Kiver,'about 21 miles   Sn.':: nnM������������u.  above ltobson, thence south 40 chains, thenco   ������"*��������� VMirSw  east 80 chains, thenco north to the; bank-of tho   a- ^���������V,0.ia **������*  Columbia ltiver, thence followiKg the bank of  tho Columbia River to the poll)t'bf commencement, containing 320 acres more1 ok1 less. '' '  CHARLES WILLIAM pXRDKY.. ..  14th October. 1897. 778.'.  Par  Value  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  dato I intend to applv to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase thc following described lands situate  in the West Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing ut Charles William Pardey's  Initial post and marked Alexander Ross' N. 10.  C, (hence south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north to thc bank of the Columbia River, thenco following the bank of the  said River to the point of commencement,  containing 320 acres more or less.'  ^-.--S-^--, !__ALEXANDKIt_ROS8.  llth October, 1897. 777 "  Bluebird  Bruce   Caledonia Con.-,.  California   C.&C ,  Celtic Queen ���������  Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown Point....  Deer Park   Delacola   Delaware   Eastern Star.-...  Enterprise   Kric   Kveuing Star...  Georgia   Gertrude   Giant.   Golden Drip...  Golden Queen..  Great Western  -Hattie Brown:. .  Helen.............. i..    600,000  -D Cameron to 1������ EGrobe,  NOTICE.  300,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo|  3,500,000  1,000,000'  2,5oo,oool  1,000,000  (ioo.ooo  1,000,000  500,000  2,500,000  500,000  700,000  500,000!  1,000,000  5oo,ooo|  1,000,000]  1,000,000  1,000,000  l,5oo,ooo  5O0,OOO:  1 000,000  1 000,0001  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  2,500,000  5oo,ooo]  1,000,000  1,000,000  ' ,000,0001  Price.  fi 1 12s  50 10  We  ��������� are also agents for the Victor Oil Co., Ltd., manufacturers of  Monarch Cylinder Grease (Solidified Cylinder Oil), Monarch Lubricants  (or Solidified Oils), Insurance Company of North America,  Thc Imperial  Insurance Company,  Assurance Company.  Ltd., of London,  England,  The Canada Accident  690  Plate  Glass  Assurance  0 05  Victoria, B.C., igtkOct; iScjy.  A.   R.  agreement on sale.  Hidden Treasure  l.SltO." ���������  Mulligan���������G Eichmauto S Nelson, \.  Cold Queen���������S Nelson to J Astlcy, J.  Shandon���������K G Locke to', Hamilton-Rossland  G il Co. " * - ,   "<-  Cloudy Day���������A Milton to C French.  Nov 3-"  Chattcrnyi Boston ami Paris���������S Ilealoy andC  Phillips to Wl'Vioney and Kathcrine McEvoy.  Nov I - ' ' " -     '  Independence--L J Murrvand T Burns to W-  J Hughes ond A XV Crittenden, $100.  Spokano Boy -J J Burns to A Rush, ji. '��������� .  Young American, Young iGrouse, Titanic,  Sultan, Epoch-NY II Young to V Riillc.  Nov 9-  Canadian Piicitrc���������T S McPherson tb K Peters  ������500.  .Charmer���������K Peter* to T S McPherson, $500.  Notice is hereby  date I intend, to  sioner of Lauds and  purchase the following describe  ,' given that sixty days after  apply to the Chief Commia-  md Works for permission to  miieuuM; 1..^ ,u..jwing described land situate  in the West Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing nt a Post planted on tho north,  bank of -the Colnmbia River, on the west  boundary of Lot 301, marked William Anderson's S.E.C., thence north 10 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thenco south to the north bank  of the Columbia River, thence following tho  said bank of the river in nn easterly direction  to the point of commencement; containing by  admeasurement 320 acres more or less.  "     - WILLIAM ANDERSON.    '  15th October. 18������7. 770..     ('  Sonet: or a������������h;xmk\t.  >Slii>\v{nK up Well.  The Shannon claim on Toad mountain  is    beiiiK developed  by   tbe llamilton-  Itossland Oold Miniug company and is  showing up well. Tbe workmen ���������are  down about ten feet and at that depth  tbe ledge shews a width of 30 inches and  a pay streak of ten incbes. A- recent  assay gives a result of, $3i.90 in gold,  copper aud silver, the' principal value  being iu copper. Tbe Tennessee at  Ymir, owned by tbe same company i3  looking   well.     A   gang   at   present is  - engagediu running a crosscut from tbe  shaft to a ledge about !)0 feet distant.  This ledge promises to bs of more  importance tban the one npou which the  , "mine was originally located.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  New l'onipaiiie.>.  Comstock-Mammoth Quaiiz Miuing  & Milling Co., of Fairview, B.C., Lid.  Capital stock, ������150,000 in 25 cent shares.  Head oflice iu Fairview.  Kamloops Copper Mining Co , Ltd.  Capital stock,' $30,000 ia 10 cent shares.  Head ollice in Victoria.  Cranbrook Improvement*.  Messrs. Bodwell,  Irving & Duff have  published in the Gazette, a notice tbat at  tbe npit Legislative Assembly tbey'will  apply for a private bill to incorporate a  company to build and operate a line of  railway from Cranbrook   to S  river and thence to Horse Thief and No.  2 creeks and the mines in that vicinity.  , The Cranbrook Power and Light company has filed articles of incorporation  Nelfioii.  Oi.t 23- ;   '  '  Twenty Mile fraction���������E C Senkler, 1} ni n  Ymir.    -  Oct 29-   ' ~ .  Aberdeen���������J McDonald, on summit lict Bear  .ahdWild llorse cks." u  Thasta���������G It Smith, Kokanee ck formerly  Chicora. " *  Hidden Vault���������C Burton, Whitewater Ick li  mi fm N &FS.  Primrose���������J O'Niel, Salmon river formerly  Sewell, - "       "  Sitka���������W M Glover, 3 fk Deer ck.  : Alaska���������F O Dobler, 1������ mi s w Halls Siding.  Chief���������W G Robinsou, w fk Sproulo ck."  Kite���������JiLamont, same. ���������-"       .  Oct 30-  Luise���������F Unfried on Sheep ck 3 mi above  "Walkck.  Diitte���������H McAlpin, same.  Colorado���������L Canonica, same,  Warrington���������J Dean, Wild Horse ck. for-  mcrly.Tiger.  Lancashire���������W   II   Darby, same, formerly  Monarch.  Ijjng^ley���������P Aspinwall, head of AVild llorse  ck, formerly U.S.  Goodenough���������O A Lovell, e side Wild Horse  ck, 21 mi fm N & V S.  Nov 1���������  lirown Binl-G  M Willard. (Little Sheep ck.  3 mi s c Salmo.  Fargo���������A Whittet, 2i mi up 19 ck.  Silver Salmon���������E Anderson, w s Salmon riv,  3 mi below Hall Sidinpr.  Goodenough���������Same,   on   divide   bet   Wild  Hor.sc and 10.mile' ck,  3Iary's j    Warren���������F W Yatc-t>. head e fk Cottonwood  creek.  Royal���������WG Robinson. *amc.  Nov 2-  Hunder���������O A Lovell, bet Wild Horse and  Bear ck adj Bonny Doon. " ���������  I'ur.Miniit  lit   OeilltorN Tr������i������t   Deedn Ac*  ami AiiicimIIiik AcIm. ,  NOTICE U hereby given that William H.  Graham, of Nelson, in tho Province of llritish  Columbia, merchant, has by deed dated 15th  day of October, 18117.assigned all.his personal  estate, credits anil elfect-s which may lie seized  and sold under execution and all his rcnl estate  to II. G. Neelands, of the city of Nelson, merchant,'for the purpose of satisfying ratcably  and proportionately and without preference or  priority his creditors.   The said deed was ex.  -.-���������-.11... 11.,. ������������������;,!   VV- ���������"'     -"���������  High Ore,  Homestake-.   Idaho.   Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron Mask ...  IXL   Independent'   Josie...... ���������'���������  Jumbo   Knight Templar...  Kootenay-Londou  LeRoit  ���������������������������������������������  Lily May   Mayflower   Monita.   Monte Cristo.....'.  Morning'Star   Nest Egg.....   Northern Belle ...  Novelty.:   O.K   Palo Alto.   Phoenix....   Poorman   Red Mountains-lew  R. E. Leo....'...-   Rod Point   Rochester ...-������������������������������������������������������  Rossland, Red JR..  Rossland Star   St. Elmo   St Paul   Silveriue   Sou'nCroHu&Wcon  Sultana ".....  Trail Mining Co.  Union   Virginia   War Eaglet.   WestLc Roi.....  White Bear....  ecutedby the said WVH. Graham on the 15th  day of October, 1S97, and by the said H..G. Neelands on the15th day of October, 1897.     ���������  ������ _  All persons having claims against thc said j young British Ani'n  XV. II. Graham are required to forward par-1        .lmwnii���������  ticulars of thc same, duly verified, to the said '       ainswohth.  H. G. Neelands at the City of Nelson, on or before the fifteenth day of November, 1987, and  all persons indebted to the said VV. H. Graham  arc requested to pay" such, indebtedness tothe  said H. G. Neelands forthwith.  Dated the 15th day of October, 1807.  II. G. NEELANDS, Trustee.  A meeting of the creditors of the said W.1I.  Graham will be held at the offices of Howes St,  1 Senkler. Nelson, B. C. on Saturday thc 23d day  at 11 of the clock in the foro-  II. G. NEELANDS,  Trustee.  5oo,oool  1.000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000!  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000]  1,000,000  "oo.ooo1  ftoo.ooo  500,000  1,000,000  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000]  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,0001  1,000.000  500,000  500,000!  1,000,000  2,000,000  l.ooo.oool  5oo,ooo|  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  2,5oo  000,000  500,000  500,000  500,000  2,000,000]  1,000,000  SHERWOOD, Esq.  Agent Ocean Accident &   s..,:  Guarantee Corporation,  Nelson, B.C.  Dear Sir:  I have to thank you for the  prompt settlement of my  claim for $300,  under my cdmbimed Accident Policy No.  52274, for $5000, in uJthe .Ocean Accident &  Guarantee Corporation of London, England.  I~do_"n o^t^Ke sita t-e-_to-e x p r e s s -my- s at is���������-  faction of having been insured with a''  Company, so  liberal  and which  Settles  claims ,so  promptly.  Yours very faithfully,  h.f;langton.  its  This claim was paid in compensation for sio weeks' loss of time|  resulting from typhoid fever. ,,  Ocean Accident & Guarantee Combined Policy (accident and sickness)!  $5.00 per $1,000 per "annum. Double indemnity for accident whilsf  travelling by public conveyance.  Arthur R. Sherwood,    S, Bq  StTTTrTrTTTTTmjr  Price, 50 Cts.  ^^  jfUiiiuiauiiK  of October, 1897, i  noon.  775  IX     THE  sirKEHE coi;rt OF BKITISn  <OlIiMBIA.  In the Mailer of llie WlnUlntnp Act, an*  -   Iii the Matter or tbe Nelson Saw  Mill Company, Limited.  The Creditors of the above named Company  are required on or before the sixteenth day of  November. 1897. to send their names and  addresses and the particulars of their debts  and claims and the names and addresses of  their solicitors, if any, to Hugh R. Cameron, of  the City of Nelson. British Columbia, the  Ollicial - Liquidator, of the said Company, and,  if so required by notice in writing from the  said Official Liquidator, or by their Solicitors,  to come in and prove th������>ir debts or claims al  Dellie .....;.... |   75o,ooo  Ellen  ;|1,000,000  BOUNDARY,  Old Ironsides.;,.... ;|l.ooo.ooo1  CAMP   MCKINNEY,  Cariboot... ���������'--!   8oo,ooo|  REVELSTOKE.  Orphan Boy.: I   7oo,ooo'  SLOCAN,  Alamo. ......'���������......';.    5oo,ooo'  Cumberland:........      So.ooo  Dardanelles... 1,000,000  Grey Eagle ;������������������   '75o,ooo  Idler  1,000,000  Kootenay-Columbia loo  Minnosota....;....;. 1,000,000  Noble Fivo Con... ���������;. 1.2oo,ooo  Rambler Con....... 1,000,000  Reco................ 1,000,000  Slocan Star  1,000,000  Sunshine       5o,ooo  Wonderful;......... 1,000,000  Washington........ 1,000,000  NORTHPORT.  Red Top. .:...! 1,000,000  1 00  1 00  1 00  Oil  0   lh  The First  History of  Nelson-^)  Portions of this work  Appeared in the columns  of ' ���������     . '     '  The MiNEii-v^BnBflEZ^  .in September  and.October . . .  1 ool  020  175  2 75  0 03}  0 25  0 10  tDividends paid to date are as follows: Le  Roi, ?625,000; War Eagle, $187,000; Cariboo.  $150,000; Idaho $152,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco $150,000; Rambler $40,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Five have also  paid dividends.  at  the Chambers of this Court at such time and  place as shall be specified in such notice; and  in default thereof they will be excluded from  any distribution made before such debts are  proved.  The 23rd day of November at eleven o'clock  in the forenoon at the said Chambers is appointed for the hearing and adjudicating upon  the debts and claims.  Dated this 4th day of November, 1897.  By Order.  E. T. H. SIMPKINS,  Dep. Registrar.  (73S)  For Sale Cheap.  Desirable Cottage  On Latimer Street.    Apply  | office.  THIS   work  consists of   a   nicely   bound  book  of  twenty-four pages of the early history of Nelson  and the -.West Koote- -  tf nay District, and busi  ness and biographical ^yjl sketches of men,  cor  porations and firms of^^^lft Nelson. While we do  not claim that the his- JflB tory is absolutely correct in every particu- .- ^^T ^ar> ^ furnishes some  valuable information ,^ ^ about the early settlement,- growth and .development of Nelson zind its  vicinity.    Only a limited number of copies on hand.  For Sale by  The Miner Ptg. & Pub.  Nelson  British Columbia  Co.  The FirstJ  History of  Nelson-^o

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