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 i.fyr  *-������.'������#iJ.}i;u  *  T?  Whole NuMBEk 375.  Neisoh, British Columbia, Saturday, Oct. 30, 1897.  Pric*;> Vve Cents  WAS FOB PUBLICATION.  HOUSTON'S     IDEA    OF    BBITISH  COLUMBIA JU8TI0E8.  Bandies   the ' Subject  Wltfeewt 4il������ve*.���������.  ������������������vies Was N*t Overtasked.���������  Ceanell Halter*.  At the. meeting of the city council  livst Monday,night Mayor Houston  announced that Mr. Justice Walkem  had granted an injunction restraining  the city from trespassing on Joshua  Davies' land where the reservoir and  flume line are being constructed. He  saw no way of. getting the.' water  system completed while the injunction  was in. force. The_ city engineer  remarked that the flume line would be  completed that night.  The mayor said that there.was no  question about the city compensating  these men-for the land used. - They  asked $1,500 for the land and the city  would have to deposit that amount  with the provincial treasurer until the  matter was settled if they want to go  ahead with the work. After some  discussion* relative to the case with  which injunctions are obtained, Mayor  Houston said that if the justices of  British Columbia were a fair sample  of the justices throughout Canada, he  thought the judges of the United  States ' would compare more than  ^favorably, with them. Intercepting a  glance of surprise from the reporter's  desk he remarked, that he made the  statement for publication. . .  .' Mr. Davies came in for his share of  the criticism and several remarks of  an uncomplimentary nature were  directed at him. . '  The question "of sewer.connections  came up, engineer McCulloch stating  that a number of applications for them  had been made.'. The mayor stated  that the connections could be made if  the plumbing bylaw was observed.  The advisability of sending plans of  the sewer system to the provincial  board of health came up and the city  engineer reported that an approximate survey of the water flowing in  Kootenay river,1 had been made, and  was found to be 300,000 cubic feet per  second. That is, twice as much water  would flow past the sewer ever second  as would be discharged by the sewer,  every. 24 horn's. ������  - Five applications for the position pf  chief of the volunteer fire department  were received. They were from A.  M. Seaton who was in the fire service  in China and aboard Atlantic liners;  John W. Cowan, whose experience  was gained in St. Paul; Samuel F.  _^Calkin,lofjtheJVancpuyer^ej^rtment;_  James Kirkup of the New York City  department and E. BJ Irving of the  Victoria department. . -Two ballots  .were taken and in each Seaton received  /one, Calkin two, and Irving one. No  majority, being obtained itwas decided  to* leave the election until another  meeting.  Alderman Malone raised some question as to the necessity of a fire chief  at the present time as the water  . system was not completed and the fire  apparatus was not" on hand. . The  mayor said that a' fire inspector was  . wanted at once and Alderman Hillyer  stated that a number of people were  carrying more dynamite in their  cellars than should be allowed.  It was decided to set the sum of $200  aside for the purpose of burning brush  in the streets and repairing sidewalks.  -Bills to  the, amount  of $700were  auditedand ordered paid.  It was decided to allow the contractors IJ cents per foot for covering the  flume from -Anderson creek to the  reservoir. =" '  Adjourned until Wednesday at 3  p. m.  bnt he is looking for it almost any day.  The company will not go into the mining  business and the smelter or smelters will  probably handle only custom ore.  There is a general feeling that tbe  establishment of smelters by the,.Caua-  dian Pacific 'railroad would he. a great  thing for the oountiy^ as it would, probably greatly reduce the coat of smelting;  It is argued that tho company could  afford to reduce ores at actual cost and  make: its profit upon the* advanced  development of both mines and country.  It is certain that the totabiishment of  such smelters would give an impetus to  mining development that could be gained  in no other wav.'        "   '"  INJUNCTION IN FORCE.  U. 8. OOtf8ULA&: SERVICE.  OITY  BESTRAIMED   FB0M . WORKING ON THE RESERVOIR.  The   Olive   Benton   Case   Bas -Been  Decided for the Defendants���������Supreme '  Court 'Notes.  Aceaejr Established at Bessland.-Outloak  .���������   far gleam. ,---,  ; Col: L. Edwin Dudley, of Vancouver,  United States oonsul'for all'.of British  Columbia except Victoria and Nanaimo,  was a visitor to Nelson last Thursday.  He is on a trip ot inspection 'and to a  reporter for The Mineb said that he had  just come from Rossland where he had  installed F. B. Blockberger as consul.  He proposes to visit all the towns ot  West Kootenay to see if tbe conditions  will warrant the .establishment of other  consular service or whether the work can  be done through either Mr. Bradshaw at  Revelstoke or Mr. Blockbergerat Boss-  laud. He will not be aWe to arrive at  any conclusion..until,he has visited the  several cities of Slocan but. says that  another agency will certainly be established if it is.required. His-desire and  the desire of the United States government is to provide facilities to the people  who are developing-the country... One of  the principal duties of a consular agent'  is to seal cars "so that tliey may go to  their final destination in American territory without any delay or biriderance by  custom officials in'border towns. The  reports, in value from his consular district, during tbe first two quarters of the  year have been larger than in any other  consular district iu Canada. It is  through the efforts of Col. Dudley that  persons outfitting iu Canada for'Alaska,  may take those goods across American  territory, without paying duty. .Col.  Dudley expects to be in Vancouver, in  about oue week.    . <���������'  On Monday- last, Joshua Davies, rep-,  resenting the Nelson City Land anil Im-j  provement company, secured an injanc-;  tion against the cily of Nelson, restraining the latter- from proceeding further  with the work of constructing a reservoir  nod,flume lines on property owned by.  complainants, pending-the trial of the  action upon its. merits.; Under the in  junction-all work upon tbe land in ques-,  tion must stop until Mr. Davies'.'claim'  has been satisfied. It is understood that'  action looking to a settlement by arbitra-!  tion has already been taken and the matter miybe' settled out of-court-. .     < j-  FOUND FOB THE; DEFENDANTS.  Jehu "Jl.;  Beaton .blasts Ills Vase Agatast  thc CUfhalls.  InTthe case of Joiini M! Beaton'vs. D.j  E. Grobe and W. J. South worth, Mr.  Justice .Walkem has rendered judgment  for the defendant on two grounds. The  first, was thnt as tbe plaintiff did not  have: hia claim,' the". Olive,Beaton, surveyed he could not tell how much it overlapped the Chehalis ground. In view of  this fact it would be .useless for him to  make an order that would be ineffective:  .The second nnd stronger ground was  thnt the plaintiff had failed to dislodge  in the.slightest-degree.tbe claim of the'  defendants' that tliey were the prior  locators. The judgement was in favor of  defendants with costs. - The, counter  claim of the defendants for damages for'  losses of sale by reason of Beatou's  actions was allowed in the sum of $1 'and  costs. Barristers J..H. Bowes nnd B. M.  McDonald appeared for the plaintiff and  W. A. McDonald, Q.C. andE. A. Crease  for the defendants. " *  satisfied with the present government  ahd predicts a,brilliant victory for the  opposition forces. To a reporter for The  Mines he snid:-  J "I am making the trip for tbe purpose  of making myself familiar with tbe industries that, have taken up so much attention of the couutry and the press of  the couutry. I believe that the outlook  for the oppasition was never better or  brighter. The sentiment of the people  for some time back seems to have beeu  settling against the present administration. Yes, I have seen Mr. Turner's  statement to the effect that he expects to  ���������ieo the present government returned, but  I do not think he basasummed up public  'opinion correctly. Taking the effusions  I' have heard, tbrongh the press and  ���������other sources, I imagine that the present  government was never weaker than it is'  now. I think.many acts passed through  the present house are sufficient to express the growing change of the public.  auy only winder is that it did not change  long ago.   -  ;i-."The general outlook is very favorable  for British Columbia. Discoveries and  development in Kootenay have caused a  'fereat deal of surprise and attracted attention throughout the world. The  later discoveries in the Klondyke are  bouud to assist the business part of the  province very materially. My visit is to  see the country and the people and to  'make the acquaintance of as mauy as my  limited time, will allow. I go to Ainsworth next Thursday and then to Boss-  land. From "there I.will go through to  Slocan towns."  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF   INTEBEST   IN  ABOUND NELSON.  AND  Brier  Mrntlom    of   Happening*   In  District   Daring   thc  Pant  Seven   Dnys.  the  .   F. C. Innee, of Spokane, is stopping at  the Phnir.  J.T.Wilkinson, of Vancouver, registered at the Phair this week.  OALKIN ELECTED FIRE CHIEF.  LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE.  CoMWMHleatloa Das Been Established  With Borland and Spokane: ,'  The long distance telephone line  between Nelson and Rosslaud was thrown,  open for business last Thursday nieht.  It is a metallic circuit and in.the  event of one of the wires breaking at any.  time a ground circuit can at once be  established and communication continue  almost without interruption. The wires  are copper and a person talking at Rossland can be heard ut Nelson even more  .di8tinctly._.l^than^over^the_^lo_cal^wire.s..  Men who claim to be posted in matters  telephonic allege that there is not a  better long distance wire in Canada.  The distance by wire to Rossland is  about 60 miles and to Spokane about 220  miles. Conversation is very easily  carried on with the latter point.  The several points reached by the long  distance wire are, Rossland,' Spokane,  Trail, Deer,Park, Clayton, Loon Lake,  Springdale, Sheweleb, Addy, Colville,  Meyers Falls, Kettle Falls, Marcus,  Bcssburg, Marble and Northport. Mr.  G. C. Hodge has been appointed superintendent of the West Kootenay .division  with headquarters at Nelsou.  JUDGMENT BESEBVED.^  A    Question    of   lawful   Bcrord -lender  Consideration.''  Justice Walkem j this week heard the  case of ~W. G. Clark vs. E. Haney and  took, the matter, under consideration.  Tbe action .was one of lawful record and  it is claimed that the original location ot  the property was made by. Thomas Dan-  lop who shortly afterwards-died. His  location was known as the "Pack Train"  but before it run out the defendant  staked it" as the "Legal Tender." After  the Pack Train had run out the property  was staked by plaintiff as. the Olivette  and still later on the defendants relocated the Legal Tender as the Legal  Tender, fraction.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SMELTEBS.  It Is the Internum of the Bead ���������������_ Establish Them.  J. H. Sussman, of Montreal, whose  connection with the Canadian Pacific  railway relates particularly to mining  and smelting industries is a guest at the  Phair. He states that it is the intention  of the company to have smelters along  the line of its route and if they are not  built by private enterprise, the company,  . or some of its directors will build them.  In the latter event it is probable that  the Bmelters will not be operated by the  company itself. The desire of the company is to encourage smelting on this  side of the line as well as to create  business for the road. ������  Mr. Sussman admits that Robson and  Slocan Crossing have been under consideration by the company as possible  smelter sites and in fact are even now  under consideration. As far as he knows  there has been no decision as to location  THAT EXTRA DIVIDEND.  SUBFEME C0UBT NOTES-  Mayor   Honstom   Thinks    the, Time    to  Economize lias Arrived.  At the meeting of the city council  last -Wednesday afternoon Samuel F.  Calkin 'was elected as' chief of tlie  volunteer fire'department by a vote of  three, against two. ��������� There were five  candidates, D. A. McBeth's application  having been received on the day of the  meeting. ..The votes stood, D. A. Mc-  Beth, 1; S. F. Calkin, 3; E. Irving, 1. .  <Mr. Calkin was"declared ejected and  will probably assume the duties of his  office at once. Under the rules he will  be fire chief, fire inspector and patrolman. ���������    - ���������."'' ��������� .  A financial, report from City Clerk  Seeley was read as follows:.    -   -   - -  '������������������ HECKIPTS:  Licences ".-'.....". ."YY.   Fire '....-........  Water .-   Miscellaneous   Interest   Dog Tax:...   Debentures'.     Fines '.        Tax .- .-:   ?  5,100 00  200 00  1,452.75  G71 00  312 91  198 00  19.000 00  930 65  1.597 70  Sloean Mar Declared Its Last One on  _ September l.V  Mr. Bruce White, ot the Slocan Star  mine was seen by a reporter for The  Minek last Thursday and asked as to. the  truth of the report tbat the mine had  declared a 950,000 dividend that had not  previously been published.  "I heard something about that report  before" said Mr. White. "The last  dividend declared was on September 15  which brought the total up to 8400,000."  "Anything new with the mine?" was  asked.  "Not much," was the reply, "We have  tapped the ore in the fifth or lower tunnel and are now down COO, feet. The  last ledge is stronger than the others but  values are about the same. We expect  to put in new rolls at the concentrator  soon, to increase the capacity by about  live tons daily. The capacity of the concentrator at present is between 25 and 30  tons'." -   -   Mr. Morrison's Views.  Mr. Auley Morrison, M.P., barrister,  of New Westminster is in the city this  week on law business. He is very much  pleased with the result of the late conference of the opponents of the present  government and thinks that a good  strong opposition and a satisfactory  platform will be the ultimate result.  A Nonsuit tlrautcd In tne Case of Kranden  vs. Koblllard.  A;.non&uit with cost on the counter  claim of Braden vs Bobillard was made by  Mr. Justice, Walkem. It was an action  against Braden as owner of a one-fourth  interest in the,Humboldt and Sailor Boy  claims, defendant. seeking' to have himself declared part owner under a grub  stake agreement witb one J. LoDg.  :-Judgment has be^n reserved iii' the  case of Ellen McDougall vs. B. S. Burton: The action was to acquire possession of Burton City, Mrs. McDougall  claiming it under a preemption.  The jury in the case of Knute Eugel-  skjen vs. George N. Taylor brought in a  verdict for the defendant.. The action  was for damages for false imprisonment  and malicious prosecutioD, plantiff having beeu arrested at' the instance; of  defendant for destruction of property aud  malicious mischief.  Judgment has beeu reserved in the  case of Mary J. Aldous vs. the Hall  Mines, Ld. The action is on a question  of prior location of the Berlin and J. M.  B. mineral claims.  The illegal distress case of Houston vs.  Stussi has been continued.  In the case of JN. Larson vs. the Olive  Mining Co., of. Grand Forks, judgment  for tbe amount prayed for was rendered.  Larson sought to recover $3,000 as wages  and money- advanced, on the Volcanic  and Metallic claims. The, company is  incorporated for $20,000,000.  THE OPPOSITION" LEADER.*,.  ���������'    $59,835 02  -   r       DISBURSEMENTS.  Sidewalks ..-..'    S   3.938 55  Plant '..*: .-         222 01  Printing .'         919 12  Salaries     3.125 83  Fir������.'..'. -. , - -S���������91U31  Streets ?���������.'...'      3,003 81  Water...,. ! :    22,229 35  Miscellaneous         469d7  Spccial"Police ".    ... 56 85  Interest... -  - 1,372 60  Lockup      -2,321 18  Health   -...������������������       58 25  Light.....        2G2 50  DogTax..... "... .      33 ."5  Jail '.    ":   33 00  Severs ���������    J,S!U 87  Sinking FuikI         yoo 00  Balance on hand \ .-- 11,182 01  Dr. W. A. Hendryx, of Los Angeles,  Cal, is a guest at the Phair.  The provincial jail building is enclosed  and is rapidly nearing completion.  A. T. Wilgeris, of Vancouver, paymaster for tbe C.P.B. is in the city.  W. S. Norman of Spokane, was a  visitor to the city during the week.  W. A. Jowett returned Sunday from  a business trip to Spokane, Butte and  Anaconda.  D. R. Young, proprietor of the Slocan  News was iu Nelson last Wednesday,  homeward bound from a trip to the coast.  Dan Rice and George Seachthis  week. replenished the city exchequer  $5 each for being drunk and disorderly.  Mrs. R. D. Anderson ha3 gone to  Sprague, Wash., tov visit her parents.  She expects to be absent three or four  weeks..  -��������������������������� -    - ���������    - -~  The marriage of, Miss Lucy Sheppard  and James B., Tuttle, both of Nelson,  .took place last Wednesday evening, Rev.  George H. Morden officiating.  Th9 case of F. K. Hurry charged with  having adulterated milk in his possession  for, sale, did not come up Thursday as  expected. It will -probably be heard  next week. ,   .    *  The regular meeting of the Ladies'  Hospital. Aid society, will be held on  Monday. November 1, in the Presbyterian church, at H o'clock. Ladies of  Nelsbn are cordially invited to attend. '  Mrs. Agnes Shot well Heath will begin  a series of talks on Theosopby Sunday,  Oct. 31,.at-7 o'clock.sharp. room~5, Hill;  yer & Clements block. . All . inquirers  cordially invited. r" ^  C. C. Woodhouse, of Rossland, who i?  largely interested in the Kamloops Mining and Development company is in the  city. He says he finds the place much  improved since his trip here last year.  *'  Jacob Dover returned from a trip to  the coast Thursday. He says thai Mel-  son - is tbe - liveliest town in British  Columbia, although Vancouver is enjoying a little boom arising from Klondyke  trade������������������ ��������� = -������������������-^-^   and by Solicitor John Elliott for the city  of Nelson.   The former protested against  tbe granting ot the application on the  ground thnt   it  had  the   first right to  divert 350 inches from the creek; that  there was not that much flowing in the  creek between midnight nnd 0 o'clock a.,  in. during the winter and that in order to  get enough water   to   run the electric  light plant the flow of the creek had to  .  be stored during the day; that if the Hall  Mines were granted a right, this storing  of water might be objected.to, and continual disputes would be the consequence.  The city claimed the right to divert 100  miner's inches from  the east fork ot tbe  creek,    through   the   purchase' of   tbe  Consumer's Waterworks company franchise and besides held an option to purchase the franchise of the Nelson Electric  Light Co.     The   city's   interests could  only be safeguarded bv a refusal to grant  further water rights on the creek.  The applicants held that as thewalei  was to b3 diverted below the electric  light dam the tights of the Electric Light  company would not be infringed. ..The  commissioner also took this view ot the -  case aud granted" the application. He  held that if after the city and light company had ' used the amouut ot -water  granted to,them, that if the surplus did  not amount to 200 miner's inches, that-1  the Hall Mines would - be the ouly  sufferer.  It is possible  that a-i  appeal will bo  taken by the light compauy and the city.  A MORALITY ^OASE.  go  ... 559,8 '5 02  The mayor stilted that by the report  ib would be seen that it would be  necessary for the city council to  slow from this time on.  The mayor was authorized to purchase 2,500 feet of 2-inch pipe for the  water system. He was also, authorized'to have the iron pipe connection  with the sewer outlet niade at a cost  not to exceed 40 cents per foot. -  Mayor Houston stated that he would  ho absent from the city for a few days  and suggested that one of the aldermen be selected as acting mayor during his absence. "...  Alderman Teetzel was unanimously-  chosen to fill thc position.  Adjourned until Monday at 3 p.m.  McKINNOI^AND McLEOD.  , The steamer Naku3p has been launched  from the bar in the'Columbia river  where she ran aground some time ago.  C. P. R. officials took advantage of the  accident -��������� by thoroughly repairing her  while making preparations to launch her.  Jack Potts, was arrested on two  charges this week, one for vagrancy  and one for visiting a house of ill  repute. The former charge was withdrawn. Magistrate Crease opened the  game on the last charge with a raise  of 815 and costs.   Potts saw the bet.  It Was llearil hy Police Magistrate Crease  ,.   Toiluj-.  Ollie .Clark appeared before Police, -  Magistrate Cicase this morning 'on a  charge of-visiting a<house of ill repute.  The case attracted much attention and  there was a lobby of interested spectators.  Chief of Police McKinnon wa? the prose- .  cutiug witness and .his'statements in  relation to' Clark's movements were  substantiated by Le3iie Coleman nnd  auother east end sireu. Miss .Coleman iu  the course of her evidence stated thnt she  held a receipt fur 820 fion'i City Clerk  Sealey. She paid this amount for the  privilege' of conducting a house of prostitution. Tha receipt was-produced in  evidence aud "it stated that the mouey  was paid for-"miscellaneous"' The chief  of police under cross examination said  that-'he'did not.-m'rike the,arrest by.order  "of'a'i'.yoiie but -didTit'upoo hi* owiire--  sponsibility. He remai ked" that' other  informations would probably belaid.  A motion  to  nonsuit on   the ground  that the information did not show cause "  sufficient for' a   prosecuiion, was denied.  The case was ihen adjourned uutil 2p.m.  wheri the defense will present its caso.  City Cieik Sealey stated to a reporter  for Tin: Minj:k that all "the girls'' who .  kept houses held his receipts for .$20. He .  said they were not "licenses" but the '  money paid for them  was more in the  nature���������ok���������':fines."���������-���������The- money ^was���������  exacted from them io'this mauDer so as  to save the trouble of arresting aud fining  them.   He said that ho was acting under "  the mayor's instructions in proceeding in  this manuer. ������������������   , ���������>  DEATH OF A PIONEER.  BETTER TELEGRAPHIC FACILITIES.  i ;   The Alberta makes   its last trip  Bonner's Ferry tbis season, today.  to  Hr. Semlin Says Things look  Urigbt ror  Ilis Party.  C. A. Semlin, of Cass creek, who is  leader of the opposition party and representative in the provincial parliament for  the west riding of Tale, was a visitor to  Nelson Thursday and registered at the  Phair. He i3 confident that the people  of British Columbia as a whole are dis-  Tbey Wccupy the Positions or Chler and  Patrolman.  ,. The police commissioners met yesterday aftemoou and elected A. F. McKinnon as chief of police and J. M. McLeod  as patrolman. All members of the board  were present and the choice for each position was unanimous. The applications  for chief were from tA. F. McKinnon, H.  Stutterand.D.%A. McBetb. The applications for the position' of patrolman were  from J. M. McLeod, W-. J. Fraser, Johu  Holmes, S. F. Park, John McAllmaD,  Herbert B. Tate/ George Partridge and  E. B.Irving.  Holmes in bis application said be wes  twenty-seven years of age and about  eight feet talL  The following resolution was passed:  Resolved, tbat the chief of police be requested to no_tify all liquor license holders that the sale by them of liquor to  minors will be proceeded against under  the liquor license act.  Adjourned nntd November 2Gth-  Pneunioiila - Cmu-iCM   Hie  Itcatli of u Well  Known Krlsoulle.  John Johnson, proprietor ot thc Silver  King hotel, died at the Kootenay Lake  General Hospital this morning from the  effects of pneumonia, lie was taken sick  about thirty days ago and at oue time  was thought to be past the most dangerous period. During the last week lie has  been failing steadily and the end came  this morning.  John Johnson was classed as one of  the pioneers of Nelson, having come here  in 1886 or 1887, shortly after the discovery  ot the Silver King mine. In company  with Michael- Mahoney- in 1890 he built  the Silver King hotel on Baker street and  has conducted it ever siuce. He has been  prominent in all matters pertaining to  the public welfare and has a host of  friends who sincerely mourn his loss.  His funeral will take place at 3 o'clock  tomorrow afternoon from the Silver King  hotel uuder the auspices of the l.O.O.F.  VisitiDg brethern are.-invited to meet in  the lodge room of Kootenay Lodge No.  10 at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.  LIGHT COMPANY DEFEATED-  For   Water   li  Three    Wires   Being    Strung   Along   the  CroM's JirM Uon<l.  Charles- A.    Hosmer,    of   Montreal,  general -manager of the Canadian Pacific  telegraph system  was in Nelson duriug  the week aud expressed himself as much  pleased with the city   und   district at'  large. It is bis first trip to the Kootenay  aud .is for the -purpose of'ncquiring personal  information  ot tho country.    lie  states that his������ workmen  are stringing  three wires along the line of the Crow's  Nest railroad and two  of them   are of  extra heavy woight, what telegraph men  know as No. <J wires.   This liue will bo  completed  to Nelson by November 1898  and at all times will give a through wire .  to AVinnipeg and  part of the  time   to-  Toronto aud Montreal.   The completion -  of the line along the grade of the Slocau .  river branch of the C.P.R. will give a  duplicate, 'liue  to   the  Slocau   and   to  Nakusp and will   greatly  improve the  service.   Many  improvements otherwise '  are contemplated and Mr. Hosmer hopes  to give   Nelson   and   the   Kootenay at  large as good a service as at any point  along the maiu line.   In relation to a  reduced toll   he   had   bat   little to say  except that the expenso of maintaining  the lines through this.couutry was very  large.    Of the city of Nelson   he bas.  nothing but kiud words to say aud is  firmly impressed with the belief that the  future greatness and  prosperity of the  district is beyond   all   question.     The  visits of mouied men aud experts representing large companies, he believes, 13  but a fore runner "of the development  that  will take place during the next few  Hall    Mines  Application  ������ ran fed-  On MoDday last Gold "Commissioner!years.  O. Cr. Dennis, grauted the application of \ ,  the Hall   Mine?,- Ld.,   for 200 miner's |      ., ���������*��������� *-"* Shaver.  inches of water from the Cottonwood: On Thursday a son was born to the  Smith creek. The application was . wife of Frank Graham, oue of Nelson's  opposed by the Nelson Electric Light Co. j popular barbers. ji^TK'rf-i������?e-}^ClJ^Ei*^AE^������--.'5.I������?������S������������*!iA3('  -*jrru&ttMO%&x.?.\itt^nj!!^J^  THE" MINER NELSON. B. C, SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 1897.  Wxt JJimr.  THK M1XEK is printed on Saturdays, and  will be mailed to anj' address in Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies live cents.  COXTKACT ADVKUTISKMKXTS inserted  at tlie rule of $3 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVKUTISKMKXTS inserted  nt the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS tothe Editor must  be accompanied by thc name and address  of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but ns evidence of good faith.  THE LABEL on your paper shows thc date on  which your paid up subscription expire?.  lt in arrears kindly remit and see that the  date is changed, which should be sufficient  receipt.  1'ltIXTING turned out in llrst-rute style at thc  shortest notice.  tDonits  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  ��������� NELSON. B. C  /W  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. it. A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brcthcrn invited..  W. 11. Shaw, Secretary.  I.  0. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No. 16, meets every Monday night,  at   their  Mall," Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  AVM. HODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 1897.  THE   QUESTION  OF   SMELTERS.  Ever since ore was first found iu  Kootenay men's minds have been  speculating on thc sites of smelters to  treat this ore. Smelted it must be  somewhere and-it is natural (but not  always correct), to suppose that the  nearer the mine the better.  There is scarcely a town or village  in the whole district that has not had  its special fitness as a smelter site  extolled by some one. Smelters have  actually been built1 on sites which  proved themselves to be absolutely  unfit before thc mortar was dry.  " Other smelters have been put up in  suitable positions and are working  today, and it is now a matter of keen  public iliLc-rest to discuss tho values of  various. sites for future works.  Hitherto everyone, even the experts, have been in the dark upon this  matter, because the possibilities of the  country were unknown. Even now  any day may bring to light new deposits" of: minerap-of great value in  localities that as yet have produced  nothing, but enough of the country is  already known arid sufficient ore is  being produced to settle the question  of whicli is the best smelting site of  all. V '"  Two camps have reached a level-far  beyond the prospecting stage and are  putting out enough ore to keep a  large reducing plant in full work.  Needless to say, these two camps are  the Slocan and Rossland,' Of our own  paid line or by the C.P.R. Thus she  has the advantage of an alternative  route to both camps. For purposes of  communication with the outside world  she has three separate modes of ingress  or egress. There is the Canadian  Pacific, the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  and last but not least the Great  Northern at Uonncr's Ferry. Not  much is heard at present of this latter,  but the Nelson & Bedlington line, as  ifc i.s called, is a live issue and by its  means "Jim" Hill means to have his  share of the Kootenay business.  lt is possible that in a short time the  correctness of this view will bu proved  by the erection of a largo plant tit  Bbgustown. -The success of the Hall  31ines siiielter is scarcely a case in  point because ib draws its splendid  supply of ore from ils own mine close  at hand, which is one advantage it  has in addition to those conferred upon  it by nature and by tho ways the railroads have chosen for themselves. If,  as we believe ifc is intended, the Hall  Mines ever goes into the business of  custom smeltings the company will  have tbe satisfaction of knowing that  it has the best site in Kootenay. The  Pilot Bay smelter which is about to  recommence work, will it is believed  operate only upon the ores drawn from  the Lucky Jim, Tariff, and otlier mines  belonging to its proprietors in the  neighborhood, with such other ores as  they may purchase from the No. 1 and  other Ainsworth properties,  Such seems to be the present aspect  of the smelting business iu Kootenay  and ifc will hardly be affected if the  shores of Kootenay lake, the Lardeau  and the Salmon river become camps  like the older ones.  General might some times look after  the affairs of his office.  These are a few of the things that  Kootenay wants, and she won't be  happy until she gets them.  IT WAS A JOKE.  rKWBWUONAI. CAMS.  CD. J. CHRISTIE. INSURANCE, REAL  ��������� Estate and Rental Agent. District Agent  Canada- Lite Assurance Company. .Money to  loan.   Mara block. Baker street 770  AH. HOLDICH. ASSAYER AND ANA-  ���������   lytical Chemist, Hall street, Nelson. 701  SATISFACTION OF KOOTENAY.  icam^wx^lialI~havelometliingTo^ay  later on.  .It so happens'that'the ores  of   these'   two    camps,    so    diametrically    opposed     in   . character    as  they   are,  are   eminently suited for  smelting     together.        Some     place  between the two is the spot for treating them.    It must  be one to which  coke and lime can  be readily trans-  - ported.      The , two  places that   fulfil  these, conditions are Robson and Nelson. -Both have railway communication  with the  two camps.    Both are  on splendid  waterways   upon   which  lime and coke can bo transported and  both arc easily accessible to thc Crow's  Nest Pass line by which thc coke will  bo brought   in.     So   good   a  site  i.s  Robson,   that n smelter will very soon  be built there,   not   exactly   by   thc  Canadian Pacific railway, but certainly  under its auspices and within its grasp.  It is precisely this last reason, whicli  decides the C.P.R. in favor of Robson,  that proves Nelson to be incomparably  the best site and  will overturn   the  balance in favor of Nelson with every  other smelter builder that may come  into tlie country.   Robson is entirely  in the hands of the C.P.R.   Tliey have  broken off their negotiations with Mr.  Heinze and will probably at once put  in i.their own road to Rossland.   The  avenues to all other points are in their  .hands.   No one not under the special  protection of the great   corporation  would think for a minute of building  there.  Nelson, however, is iu a very different position. She luw two avenues  both to the Slocan and to Uo&sland.  To the former she has access either by  the Kaslo & Slocan or by the new  Canadian Pacific route down the  Slocan river. To Trail Creek she can  get either by the Kelson & Fort Shep-  It is reported that when thePremier  returned to Victoria after his recent  visit to this part of the world he announced that all her wants had been  met and that Kootenay was satisfied.  It is quite possible that Mr. Turner  may intend to correct some of the  abuses that still exist at the next session of the House, but in order that  his memory may not fail we desire to  point out one or two matters with  which Kootenay is not satisfied. .  . First and foremost, there is the Assessment of Mines Act. Kootenay  will not be satisfied until her own  mines and those producing coal on  Vancouver island are equally treated  in this respect. Nor will her satisfaction be complete until her miners are  permitted to exercise their calling as  free from taxation as the coal miners  are. The,establishment of a land registry office begins to Be a necessity,  now' that the population is, at least  20,000 or- more-(in-this-part'of-Koote-  nay alone). The restoration of the  right to cut" timber for mining,purposes, which was most unjustly taken  from the miners, is another little mat  ter that requires attention. A perusal  of the presentments of- grand juries,  ever since such bodies have existed in  Kootenay, will be found most useful  and" "will indicate -various ways, in  which the satisfaction of Kootenay is  still incomplete., -,  .It would be easy to mention several  minor matters of local interest which  would afford satisfaction if they, were  settled, but allusion has only been  made to one or two of the larger ones.  Our contemporaries will no doubt add  to the list, and they will be well advised if they also leave out the local  affairs and deal only with general  questions. Of these there is another  of superlative interest. The whole of  the mining industry should be in the  care of a Minister who can give an  intelligent attention to the subject  and has no otlier department to take  up most of his time. Mining is the  most important industry' of British  Columbia andLdemands,a Minister to  itself. A good man would find ample  opportunities of keeping himself busy  with matters of the greatest benefit to  theindustry.  Speaking more generally still,, Kootenay is tired of a Ministry of Incompetencies;. Kootenay is an active and  busy district and wants active and  busy people to control her affairs.  She wants a premier with tact, firmness and decision. She wants a Minister of Lands who can travel through  the country without making an exhibition of himself. Her Minister of  3Iines should not give nearly ail his  attention to education; her Attorney-  Tiirc Mixer is in receipt of a communication dictated by Lade Bros., at  Silverton,   which   fiercely attacks a  "report"   from  Hector McRae, published in this paper on Septeml>6r 25.  Thc  "report" in question was wholly  burlesque  and could hardly be construed so as to   injure anyone.   Lade  Bros, seem to lose sight of this fact  although   they   admit    that   "as  a  humorous production the said report  is not without literary merit."   That  was why it was printed in Tub Miner  ���������because it was a humorous production of literary merit.   Mr. McRae felt  funny and being of a generous disposition he invitcTl the public lo laugh  with him,  not at the tellurium find,  but at his witticism.   There can be no  question in regard to his generosity  for does he not say that he expended  the stun of 81.05 in purchasing stimulants   for   the   resuscitation   of  Mr.  Hughes    who   was in a  deplorably,  nervous,  parched and weak condition  from the hardships of his trip.   A less  generous man would have purchased a  25 cent bottle of Castoria and saved  the rest to buy farms with.   In any  event, a company with an authorized  capital of $75 should have more privileges in a mining community than a  soulless corporation with millions nt  its back.   It is an open secret that Mr.  McRae would abandon the pursuit of  mining and seek the honors and glories  of a journalistic career were it not for  the fact that it would cause him to  work every day  of  the  week ��������� for a  living.  Without consulting Mr. McRae we  are certain that uo injury was done to  Lade Bros., or to their property, by  the ..publication and we feel that the  public at large accepted it in the spirit  in which it was written. ,  It may seem cruel to call up the  matter at this time; but there is considerable curiosity in the minds of  many people to know whether George  M. Pullman will get an upper or lower  berth on his last journey.  L.  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   NO-  tary Public, Slocan City. iH  ML. GRIMMKTT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  _���������   Rolicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  B. C.  (Ul)  DR. 'H. K. HALL, RESIDENT DENTIST,  Nelson. B.C. Gold and Poreelain Crowns  inserted, old teeth treated by thc latest  methods. Teeth extracted without pnin by  giving laughing gas.   Terms strictly cash.   691  GEO.A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND 8UR-  gcon.  Office, Baker street, 3 doors west  of postofiice, up stairs. (471)  EM. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Fire   Insurance  and   Mining  Broker,  Sandon, B. C. KJO  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER,  Solicitor, etc.    Sole Agent for the Cana  dian Fire Insurance Co.  Mining properties for sale.  teal Estate and  Slocan City, B.C.  (Ml)  GORE, BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  . and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. <C._ Room No. i, over  Thomson St, Co.'s Book Store. 611  FOR SALE.  X  On the First of November, 1897, I will 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.  PATENAUDE.  A FULL LINE OF  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  Just received at the  POST OFFICE CIGAR STORE,    m ' S. J. MIGHTON.  A first-class Job Printing Plant.   Will sell  cheap.   Going to Klondike.   Address.  781 Box A, Kaslo, B. C.  WANTED.  SITUATION~By a  keeper.   Good collector.  ing.  Address  771  - A Sidewalk Wanted.    - "   ;    .  To the Editor The Mineb:  Sir���������Amongst the many city improvements going on, I do not see that anything is being done for Victoria street.  Why bas this street, which is in the center of the oity and much used, not had a  sidewalk laid down on it? It certainly  is very unfair to let it go without one.  Then there Bhould also be a sidewalk on  the north side of Stanley street from  Baker to Victoria streets.  ...  Taxpayer.  ---"��������������������������� ��������� Sew Publication^     ���������---���������,.���������-  Seneoa 6, Ketchum as editor and John  M. Cole as business manager, have  started the publication of a weekly paper  iu Spokane tinder., the name of tbe Spokane Saturday Press. It will appear  from week to week as a general newspaper, and tbe "first aim will be to promote  the. interests, uphold the cause and de  fend the rights of the reputable liquor  dealers of Spokane." The first issue is  very breezy and is bound to attract considerable attention. -  ,' J. J. LangstaiFon October 21 issued the  first number of the Trout Lake Topics,  a weekly newspaper, issued every Thursday in the interests of miuiog and business generally. The publisher is of the  opinion that Trout Lake district need  not take o back seat for Kloudike or any  other district.     0  competent lady book-  would also do clerk-  MISS CAMPBELL.  Box 121, Nelson.  An Old Saw  "PREVENTION  Is Better than Cure."  That Cold of Yours Can  be Prevented"..  from settling on ydur 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.  768 -    LIMITED. .  " 'm  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  AU; persons contributing $i.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the -full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directoi s.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  -   MW)  F. J. Van Buren has purchased the Criterion Restaurant and is prepared to 6crvc tho Bust Meal  in the City.  A FIRST OLASS MEAL SERVED FOR 25 CENTS.  All white holp.  769 Baker street, 5 doors north of post oflice.  COOL REFRESHING ������s  ^ V-/ ^-/ ���������*-' -JtrNELSON SODA WATER  FACTORY^-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters. ..                    Orders delivered promptly.  ������9  F.   O.BOX "88   RUBBER  ������  OT)  U  B  B  E  GOODS  u  B  B  E  RUB B E R  i76  DEADWOOD MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate is the Nelson Mining Division or  Wkst Kootknay District.���������Whihe Lo-  ' cateu.���������Situate    three   miles    from  Nelson on the  Hall . Mine  Waggon  .   Road and About Onr Mile South or  Cottonwood - Creek,   Adjoining   tiik  ��������� ���������'' "Hillside" Claim. ���������-  3; IA KE NOTICE tbat I. Francis Clarke Gam-  L . ble. acting as agent for Wm. Moore.'Free  Inert Certificate No. 77512, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply lo the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claim, - <���������       ���������  , And further take notico that action, under  section 37,, must. be "commenced before the'  'issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  f. c gamble: p. u s..  Agent for Wm. Moore.  Dated this 21th day of September, 1807.,    765  WE HAVE THEM  FOR THE PARLOR  FOR'THE KITCHEN  FOR THE BEDROOM  FOR THE STbRE  FOR THE OFFICE  ALL. KINDS  AND SIZES  QUEEN  HEATERS  Tinsmithing, Plumbing,  Satisfaction Guaranteed  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  Should knern  we have just received a superb lot of  Fine Felt Lined Rubber Knee Boots  FOR: SLOPPY WEATHER  Should see  -OUR-  Eeintzman Pianos.  If yon want a rich toned'Heintzman,  write to . IL N. Cousibb,  645   ��������� ' - ������ Kevelstoke.  FOR SALE.  BAKER ST.  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  .   Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  103 W. J. C. DIcIhob. Baker 81.  NOTICE.   ������  Notice is hereby given that a certain agreement made 17th day of October, 1896, between  Richard W. Willey. of Nelson. B. C. and Kufui  H. I'opc, of Cooksnlro, Que,, whereby the said.  Willey agreed to sell and convey to said Pope  the Florence, Aspen. Mollie Gibson and  Achilles 200, mineral claims situate in Nelson  mining division, is now cancelled, the 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.  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  AND   BOSSLAND. B. C.  -GRUBBER WINDOWS-  CD.  STORE    ,-        J. A. GILKER  18 and 20 BAKER STREET.  Coiite to "wur  %%*%%%  NELSON  1*0  Wall Papers  ENORMOUS SALE!  Remnants to be Cleared-at  HALF PRICE. "  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  1MBVBANCK and ��������� ��������� ���������  C0WUMIOX AGENT.  VIOTORIA ST..  tu  NELSON, B. O.  F.Ll, 0SLER and J. W, CARWIN  Mining and  See Our Bargains.  Thomson Stationery. Co. Ltd-  362 VANCOUVER B. C.  Real Estate Agents.  JUST RECEIVED!!  Upwards of 600 boxes.  Boxes of Choice Crabs,  last long.  M. Des Brisay & Co.  A few  Won't  XT33LS03ST     -  -      B.C.  G. D. CURTIS  ^������=|AROH IT E OTi=������^-  621   ������TEK TH9M80X8' MOK BTOBK.  C. E. MALLETTE & CO.  Wholesale and Eetail Dealers in  Hay,Grain,Peed&'Produce  Rough and Dressed Lumber  Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  NELSON, B. C  Premises lately Occupied by  4j McDonald & Co.  (707) ^'11  .:;THEMINER/^ELS01^B;^SATURDAY, OCT. 30; ^ 1897.  :Jl  iNTELSonsr  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  GllARAlVTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B.C.      ���������  M. R. SMITH $ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  "WBITE   IFOJR   IFIRIOIE   XiIST.  VIGTORIA        -        B.C. (������*)  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Kossland, 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. .- c ���������  Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   sao  Joseph A. SagWard  T  i  ,.-..jXJ 11 IUX-11 V. i 1^V^J111U1-J1VM  All  kinds of Bough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ���������'     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  " ���������    ��������� ������ PILOT BAY, B. O.  $*  MANllFAtTUBERS OF  Armstrong & Morrison'  RIVETED STEEL  PIPEf Al-L s,zes  GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  Complete Water Works nnwt        nm  ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  #.   71 BISKS'   VANCOUVER, B.C.  c������t*loou������  "Beau-ideal" Shape  ���������makes the foot look slender. Straight sided  sole���������full box toe, ridged at top, in latest  mode. Roomy but narrow looking. Laced,  Buttoned, Congress, or Oxford. Black, Tan,  Seal Brown, Carmine, Wine color, 13 leathers  ���������13 half sizes.���������5 widths.���������Goodyear Welt.  ���������$3-S������> $4- 50, $5.50.   Stamped on sole. ;  "The Slater Shoe."  BY JENNIE COLTON.  UILKGK ������ WKLLS, Sol* Agent* far Nelio������. GS1     UltEF.K UICOS., Agents at Ka������I������.  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS i) WATER WHEELS.  MOTORS     ' V  ENGINES  BOILERS  FIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  , CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C  IXSTCOEPOBATED   1670.  THE  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the "best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.   .  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. O-  The Juno, sunshine poured gonorously  In at the wide doors of tho Merritt "threat  barn" and the largo, cleanly room partitioned off for a carriage-house was-full of  tho breath of summer.  Opposite tho door stood tho family' 'surrey, "wearing the drapery; provided-: for  its hours of retirement,. and in ono corner  was a lofty pile of sleighs, of various patterns nnd sizos. On tho samo side as the  door stood thc gaunt frame of an old-fash-  lonod hand-loom, and high In state before  it was scatod tho mistross of the farmhouse. Many happy solitary hours * Mrs.  Morritt spent there.  Sho "loved to weave," 6hesaid, in her  gentle, meditatlvo voico.  . But this love was not meroly for the  weaving. It was moro for tho pleasoint  sights nnd sounds of the summer weather,  and for the kindly IoIsum of lifo's afternoon. The peaceful task .bolonged to summer as much as did tho swaying of the  daisies and the hum of the bees. In winter  tho loom stood neglected - and forgotten,  but in the late days of May, when, the  grass was already deep and green by- the  footpath, and tho apple-trees had'.shed  their lost lingering blossoms, the longing  for tho dreamy, delightful task would  ���������waken, and Mrs. Morritt would bestir  herself to set up a "web."  Tho old loom had como to her by inheritance, and sho valued it as sho,treasured  the ancestral homespun linen, and the  family traditions whicli extended, back  even to the inevitable "three brothers that  came over fiom England."  She had often told her daughters of the  remote grandmother who, when.' tho men  of tho family had inadvertently carried oft  the pick of the household armament on an  excursion to Tlconderoga and Crown  Point, defended her homo and babies with'  an axe. Tb such deeds the Merritt sisters  felt themselves quite ndoquate, ��������� had need  arisen, but they could see no reason why  their mother should sit in tho barn'and  weave rag-carpeting' in the fact that the  loom'had been framed of oak timber cut  when all the hillsldo beyond Roaring  Brook was a wilderness. But if "mother*'  pleased, it was all right.  And Miss Sarepta Toker even was welcome to bring her knitting-work and sit in  the doorway, aud tell who was dead, and  who was'married, from.Koaring Brook .to  the Nepash. 'For' Sarepta.possessed.married sisters and'cousins in half the towns  of the county, which gave her an immenso  advantage as a purveyor of news.  .She was .a meager littlo woman, who  had never been credited with much alert-  noss of mind or body. It added a little  brightness to her existonco even to look  on from the outside at the life and stir,  tbo coming and going," at ''the Merritt  place." "  And in the intervals when "S'repty"  sat and knitted, with her eyes shut to visible things, sho was uo more hindranco to  the plaoid musing of Mrs. Merritt than  would have been a cat, dozing in the sun-  ���������hlno. -  - Back and forth moved the shuttle, then  followed the dull stroke of tho batten.  Occasionally the wcavor would descond  from her seat to. turn'-'the racket of tho  beam upon which the fabric was wound.  "How nice you do beat up your weav_-  in'l" exclalmd S'repty, rousing herself  to admiration. "Mis' Minks don't half do  -her'n, and Rosalia has said, timo and,  ag'in, sho wouldn't send any more rags to  her; but thon she's kind'er' sorry .for  hor." ..... ,  "Its hard for her to struggle along,"  said Mrs. Merritt. "If her; children;} had  lived, it would have been different."  < "Your loom got kind o' crowded out of  tho houso, didn't It?" said S'repty. "The  old furnitoor has got to go. Reminds me  of what cousin Spencer Doolittie said  whon Square Lane fugled round an'-got  him turned out of the gallery to the Bap-  tls' meetin'-house. - He'd played the bass  viol to lead the slngln' for forty year.  'There ain't no room left. for the stable  ~foundatlbris"of order,-'sez ho.-! Folks-raus'~  keep un'dorminln', an'counterminln,' an'  .-improvin',' sez he." o  ���������  -.'- "It was my notion having the loom set  up out here," said Mrs. Merritt. "Ho  says it's, my amusement for -summer  weather, that I have to have, just as the  girls play .croquet and tennis."  Another long, dreamy- sllenco, - except  for tho shuttle that wont on and on.  .Thero wns -a sound of--'wheels,  and all semblanco of slumber Hod  from - Sarepta's eyes as thero appeared at tho front, gate a very shiny  top-buggy. = And when -in -a few -moments u slonder shadow fell across the  doorway, and Lois Merritt cntorod, no detail of her appearance was unobserved.  Tho girl was tall, like her mothor, with  tl e samo largo, serious cast of countoniili so.  0 "What awful littlo bunuits thoy bo u-  wcarin'!" said Sarepta, as if obeying an  *rreslstiblo inner prompting. Lois recetved  placidly this implied criticism of hor new  summer .millinery, and hor mother  thought complacently: "Lois don't mind  S'ropty. Emma und Lucia ain't so even-  tempered.    They'd hava llarodup."  It required but little urging to induce  tho visitor to stay until after tea. 'It had  beon ono of tho grant treats of Sareptn's  childhood to go homo from school . with  Lucinda. ;-  "I don't seo, mother," said Emma Mer-  rtt, as with a sigh of relief she watched  Sarcpta's departing footsteps, "how you  can liko to havo her come hero so much.  It's, just to soo and hear, and then go and  tell. And she doesn't miss any thine that's  going on, tot all that sho keeps her eves  shut."  "There isn't any harm in S'repty," said  Mrs, Morritt. "I've always known her,  and it kind o' interests her to come hero.''  "She takos too much interest in my  affairs," persisted Emma. "And everywhere sho goes she tells about -{Si,' and  Em,' and 'Lucindy,' and so on,as if we bolonged to her." -   ���������  "Nevermind, Einma Jane," replied  her mother, "Iguoss there's room enough  in this world for you and S'repty, too."  "Oh, mother, mother! you'ro too good.  You make excuses for everybody, and  thero's nobody you'd refuse to speak to. 1  do believo you would visit with a caterpillar, if you thought it would be pleased."       * "  This seemingly absurd conjecture was  verified. T'ho next day, as Mrs. Merritt  sat in solitary stato at her loom, thero  came upon the window-sill a great  fluted green caterpillar, moving with  dignity, as became a creature whom splendid destiny was to transform into a still  moro magnificent green moth.  Tho shuttle lay idlo asfor soma minutes  Mrs. Merritt watched, and admired, aud  even talked softly to her guest. All. this  would have seemed but foolishness to  Sarepty, bad she been present. Her mind  must have beeu   constructed on a larger  scale, after all, for she reserved hor curios*  ity for thb human species.  ' Within a fortnight she was again spending her afternoon at Mrs. Merritt's, but  ���������ho did not occupy her' usual seat, commanding a view of the house.  Sho had crowded her chair Into a narrow  space beside tho loom. Tho window was  above her hoad as she sat unobtruslvoly  busy in darning a desporate rent in hor  brown alpaca dress. Sho had caught it  - upon a stake which was driven besido tho  path; ono of sovoral slakes wlhch wero  visible from the doorway. Thougli hor  pluflo was humblo and rotired, S'repty was  full of lofty indignation. Hor own special  grievance of the torn vown only addod to  her wrath at what sho deomed a great  public wrong.  For months thero had boen talk of a  proposed new railroad. At last the lino  had boon surveyed? and it crossed tho  .Merritt farm, running between the house  and the "groat barn."  S'rcpty had lost no time in going to  condole with her friend.  "Here I bea-'setiln', inondin'a dress on  ���������me," silo romarked. "It's a sign somebody's goiu' to toll n lie about me, but I  guess I can resk it if they can, 's long's  'tain't the truth. Wish I could make  them railroad folks buy me a new dress!  But you oughter git big damages," she  went 011. "It jlst spiles your posy garden. It's lucky thc girls is growed up big  enough to keep off'n tho track.1  Mrs. Merritt assented.  ' "An' to hnve'em comin'along screech-  in' in t.he middle of the night, shaktn' the  very pillers ^under your head! .1 know  how 'tis to Slater Church's. But the wust  was when they was diggln' an' blastin',  an! great stones a-flying,' an' Ketury's  folks had to He all cluttered up in tho ell-  part, an' all nerved up whon a blast went  -off. An' when they went to meetin', tho  road was all blocked up in front of Eben  Clay's houso, an' they had to drive up over  tho bank, expectUi' the kerridge would  slip off'ntho nige. An' her a-lookin' out  o' the front winder, Grosser 'n_ time, be-  V^go there was wheolniarks on the torriss,  as sbVcallod it. ' '  "Tho road will be easier to build here,"  said Mrs. Merritt. "And now they've begun, they say they're going to rush it  through." u  "But the emigrants will have to come,  them Eyetalians," snid S'repty.' "An*  the shanties will bo right under youmose,  an' thoro they'll be oookin' themselves,  an' livln' on black bread."  Even this mixed statement, hinting at  cannlbalisltc tendencies on the part of tho  workmen, 'did not, seem to shake the  placid nerves of Mrs. Merritt. ������  "You're making a good, workmanlike  'job-of that tear," she said kindly.  "There's very fow can beat'you at mending S'repty."  S'repty'drew her thread with a steadier  hand. She was used to less disinterested  compliments than this; hints pointing  directly to groat baskets full of tattered  garments which had accumulated ready  for her needle.  "Mother," 6ald Lois Merritt one morning rome days later, "here is Bradford  Toker. He 'says S'repty is very siok and  wants to see you."   ,  "Yessum," put in a small boy at the  door, 'JS'repty says, if you wanter seo her  alive' again, to come soon's yoii can.  "How long has S'repty been complaining?" inquired Mrs. Merritt.  " Oh, most a week���������an' last night we was  kop' up with her 'bout all the forepart of.  the night," said  the:small   boy, with a  oareworn air. '"She was; out of 'er head,  an' took on pretty'bad;"".  "I'll go over to your' house as soon as I  can," said Mrs. Merritt.  "She's./; been dretful" flighty," said  Azariah's wifo, before sho led the way to  the sick room. '' She's boen goin' on about  beiri' took up, an' about your bein* run  over by tho ongino, an' such like. Sho begun with a sort of influential cold a day or  two after she .was over to' your house.  Monday iho couldn't git up. I had my  hands' full, so I kop' Bradford home from  school, an' that most killed him; But  he's a great hand to read Bradford is, an*  he took tho last Roaring Brook Argus upstairs an' road it through to S'repty.adver-  tlsements and all. Somethin' in it seomed to excite her,' and sho begun to act  Jkindlor_wJ_ld__then, _he_thp_ught.^_But_.of  course wo all know that tho intellex of  S'repty's mind ain't over kocn at tho best  of times, an' havin' bo much read to her  right out kind'er dazed her."  It was a very pale, drawn fa'oe whioh  Mrs. Merritt encountered a moment later,  ���������that of the supposed victim of too much  learning, but there was in the eyes a feverish brightness which gave them more  expression than usual. S'repty said but  little, and that in very foeble tones, until  thoro camo a call from "below which her  sister-in-law was obliged to heed.  Then the invalid startod promptly into  a sitting posturo and drew from hor pillow  a nowspnper, - which she handed to Mrs."  Merritt.  "I got Bradford to bring it up here, an'  say nothin',"-sho raid. "Now read that  itum."    "  Mrs. Merritt read as follows:  :- "A considerable number of tho stakes  which were driven by tho officials engaged  In surveying" the proposod route of tho  R.B.nnd S.V.R.K. wero surreptitiously ro-  moved during the night of Juno .10. ' We  understand thero aro strong suspicions as  to tho identity of tho perpetrator of this  outrage.''  -"Now, how dew yew 'spese they fo nud  it out," said S'repty. "Theso nowspnptr  folks is great bunds to mako up uew  words, but when I hecrd my own namo  read right out so, it did givo me an awful  start.    'Who could 'a' told "cm?"  "Oh, tho correspondents make it their  business to find out about all theso little  happonings."0  "But what made 'om think I did it.'"  persisted S'repty, ,���������ln a tremulous whisper. l!  "You?" said her ftiend. "What did you  have to do about it? Wo surmised it was  those Clancy boys did it for fun."   .  "lt was me that pulled up thom stakes.  An'. I dunno but I'd dew it"agin'. P'raps  it's just as well I sha'n't git up ag'in.  But that sca't mo so when Bradford read  ic out so loud, "Srepty-shusly,' just the  same as sayin' it was mo.  "Don't worry a mite about it," said  hor friend soothingly. ' That's a real dictionary word, and didn't mean anything  aboutyou. And I won't say a word about  It, gven to Silas."  S'repty's eyes lost somehing of thoir  distracted look.  "That's just like you, Lucindy," sho  said feebly. - "I should hate to have it iu  everybody's mouth, arter I was gone, how  I jus' missed bein* took up, by dyin'."  "But, S'repty, what in the world did  possess you, a woman of your years, to  cut up such a crazy caper?"  'Twas all -on your account. Lucindy.  Comin' homo from your house, I got  thinkin' about the railroad track xunnin'  between tho houso an' tho barn, an' if I  dian't rim ag'lnst another stake an' tear  my dress wuss'n 'twas before. An' tbat  night I dremp how yc������ waa goin' aorost  to the barn to do some weavin,' an'  tho  cars come along an' run over you."  "There, there, don't think any moro  about it," said her friend. But S'ropty  must make her confession.  "So nex' night,'whon Azariah an'his  wifo was gono to the strawb'ry festival,  I cut over ocrost. to your home-lot. I  knew, your folks was gono to the Conter  too, but I wnsnCeardsomebody'd be round  an'see mo.' Still, I hod to resk it. I'd  no idco how hard it would bo glttin' thom  sticks up. but I romembcred how good  you'd alius ben to me. I tried to como  homo a shorter way, thinkin' I hcord  somebody follerln', an' I got into that  springy place In the Lloyd lot, nu' got my  dress wot nn' my shoos."  "You poor thing, youl" said tho object  of nil this 111-sturrod loyalty. "To think  thnt you should havo so much trouhlo on  my nccount. The railroad folks hnve aotod  real fair by us. And I wouldn't sny anything about it yot, for you know how  everything goes, but wo expect to move in  the fall."  ,   "You   don't say I"1 exclaimed   S'rcpty  with considerable animation.  "Yes, ho's been thinking for a long  time tho place Is too large for him to carry  on,seeln' the boys ain't ever going to tako  to fnrmln'. And tho creamery folks want  It. nnd he had n good chance to buy tho  Ford placo at tho Center."  "What! the houso with the pillars in  front?" inquired S'rcpty,   much revivod.  "Yes, and so I gavo my consent. It's  homo to mo whom my folks aro. Tho  girls urged mc real hard. I supposo, if  nothing happens, Emma will livo right  noxt door to us "  "Whnt, has Emma Jano an* John Kil-  ��������� born made up?" queried S'repty, forgetting her feeblcno-s and sitting up.  "Yes, and I supposo thero will hnve to  bo a double wodding," said Mrs. Merritt.  "Woll, I never!" said S'repty. "Lois  ain't goin' to bo married, too?"  "Tho girls wouldn't thank mo for telling, but you won't mention it. That's  tho plan now."  "When you move, I can't go nn' set  with you nil' seo you weavo, even-' if I  should,ever git up ag'in," sighed S'ropty,  droo Ing on her pillow.  i "Oh, he says thero's room enough in  tho houso for my loom, and when we got  moved, I want you to come and make mo  a good visit."  Tho invalid brightened ngnin.  "Hain't you told anybody you was goin'  to move? Not Mis' Peters, nor Vlny  Smith 1"  "Not yot," said Mrs. Merritt.  ,. Sarepta breathed n sigh of content.  "An' 1 know Rosalia an't heerd of it,"  sho said.  Electric Transatlantic Ships,  ��������� .Ten years ngo a well-known profossor  of electrical engineering in a lending  American college, who had tested almost  every-form of the storage battery then  mndo wns asked whether he saw - nny future for tho accumulator. His reply'wns:  ' 'The moro I soe of storage r;batterios the  more I am convinced that they aro impracticable, and- that they can nover be  mado commercially, valuable." To-day  the storngo battery is working its way into  almost every branch of eloctrical work,  and if certain promises which recent improvement in construction - seem to give  are fulfilled, it is on tho eye of its crowning triumph���������recognition as n practicablo  motivi< power for tlio commercial' propulsion of street cars. * Many' electrical engineers havo just as little faith in tho possibility of driving ships across tho Atlantic by electricity as tho college professor  had as to tho futuro of tho storage battery;  but, on the other hand, lnvontions are  now being pcrfecto-i which will offect nn  extraordinary and almost incredible revolution in ship propulsion, and thoso who  know what is being dono iu this Hold,  which is.not yot mado public, roali/.e that  to namo ten yoars ns tho period within  which oleectrlc ships will cross the Atlantic is to allow a very liberal margin. This  will probably be effected by machines  giving an enormous economy of powor,  but there is already .talk of carrying out  the idea with existing appliances, A. S.  Hickloy, n pioneer in American oloctric  launch construction, holds that tho reason  .vessels .crossing tho Atlantic ^nako. such  timo is 'that thoy"can  TWO OLD LOVERS.  comparatively slow  not drive their propollers fast onough with  the amount of power bohind them without shaking the ship to pieces. Ho proposes to put in an ocean ship n powerful  ongino, say a compound condensing on-  gine of low speed type connected directly  to a multipolar generator, giving, say, 500  volts potential.' Directly on tho shafts of  tho propollers ho would put tho armatures  of thb motors which aro to drivo'tho pro-  pollej;. , Theso can easily be mado to-run  from COO to 900 revolutions por minute,  whoreas tho engine is probably making  only sixty to eighty. In this way not .only  .would thero bo a considerable acceleration  of speed, but' tho vibration of tho ship  would be almost entirely prevented, and  -the dipping in nnd out of tho water of tho  propollers in rough weather would not  affect tho main ongino and jar tho vessel  from stem to storn as it does now.���������N. Y.  Herald. "  Kxperiment If y Novelists.  Two or threo writers of Action aro making an experiment this year which is certain to prove interesting, and is likely to  havo an Important bearing on tho profession of letters. Thcsu writers arc publishing their novols in tho old-fashioned way;  that is to say, thoy aro bringing them out  in book form without selling the serial  rights to any magazine. The experiment  is important, becauso nuthors usually  mako nearly nil thoir profits from their  serial- rights, and are' satisfied with a  sale of 2,000 copies for tho mattor in book  form. Under such circumstances, therefore, they havo aimed thoir work directly  at the editor who was to buy it, and have  been careful to tono it down so that it  inlzht suit tho requirements of tho vehicle  in which it was published. It is this ton-  ing-down process that makes a' serial as  distinguished from a novel, and it Is a  well-known fact that the books which aro  enjoying a largo salo in thisTcountry just  now aro for tho most part written hy  foreign authors, who have been in tho habit  of writincr for tho public ratherthan for  editors. Tho mon who tiro bringing thoir  stories out in book form this year havo, of  course, deliberately sacrificed tho profits  that might1' havo boen derived from tho  serial right". But at the same time they  havo known while writing that no editor  stood between them and tho public, and  they havo let themselves go to tho vory  top of their bent accordingly.-? N. Y.  Sun.  :Y MARY E.  WILKINS. ;  Leyden was emphatically a village of -  cottage.-*, and each of them built after  ono of two patterns; cither the' front  door was on the right side, in tho corner ���������  of a little piazza extending a third of the  length of tho house, with the main roof  jutting over it, or tho piazza stretched  across tlio front, aud the door' was in tho  centre.  Tho cottages were painted uniformly ,  white, and had blinds of a bright sprlm*-  grcen color. Thero was a little, flower-  garden In front of each; tho beds wero  laid out artistically in triangles, hearts, -  and rounds, and edgod with box; boys'-  loyo, sweet-williams, nnd pinks were tho  fashlonnblo aud prevailing'flowers.  Thero \Vas n general nlr of cheorful  though humblo prosperity about tlio  place, .which it owed, and indeed its  very existonco also, to the' threo old ���������  weather-beaten boot-and-shoo" factories  which arose staunchly and importantly  iu tho very midst of tho natty littlo  whito cottages.  Ycirs before, whon one   Hiram Strong  put up his three factories for  ihe'manufacture nf   tho   rough   shoo   whjeii   the  working-man of America wear,  ho hardly thought he was nlso   gaining for hlm-  spU tho honor o������   founding Leyden.    He  ohoso the site for   his   buildings   mainly  because they would   be   easily accessible ^:-  to tho railway   which   strotched   to   tho j>  city, sixty' miles   distant.    At   first .the ^  workmen  cam<������   on  thc   cars   from   the  ';  neighboring towns,   but   after   a  while  they became tired of that, and   one after  another built fnr himself n   cottage, and -  established his family aud his household  belongings near tho   scene   of   his   daily  labors.    So  gradually   Leyden grsw.    A  built his cottago liko C,   aud B built his  liko D.    Thpy painted them   white, and  hung   the   green   blinds,    and   laid   out  their flower-beds in front nud their vege-  taMe-bsds   at   tho   back.     By., arid   by  e.'imo a church   aud   u ,storo   and a .postofiice  to pass, and   Leyden   was ' a full-  fledged town.  That was a long timo ngo. The shoe-  factories had long p issed out of the  -hands of Hiram Strong's heirs;���������he himself was only a memory on tho earth.  Tho business was not quite as wide--  awake and vigorous as when in Its youth;  it droned a littlo now; thero was not  quite so much bustle and hurry as  formerly. c The factories wero never  lighted up of an evening' on account of  overwork, aud tho workmen found plenty  of time for pleasant and salutary gossip  over their cutting and pegging. But  this did not detract from the genoral  chcerfulnes and prosperity of Leyden. v'  The inhabitants still had all the work  they needed to supply tho means necessary for their small comforts, nnd they  were contented. They too had begun to  'drono a little like tho factf\rles. "As.,  slow as Leyden" was thc si.. ..i? among  tho faster-going towns adjoining theirs. -  Every morning at seven tho old men,  young men, and boys, in their calico  shirt-sleeves, their facos a littlo palo���������  perhaps from thoir indoor lifo���������fllod unquestionably out of tho back doors of-tho  white cottages, treading still deeper tho  well-worn foot-paths stretching, around  the sides of tho , houses, and entered the  factories. They were groat, ugly woodnu  buildings with wings which they,, had  grown in their youth jutting clumsily  from their lumbering shoulders. Their  outer walls wero black and ' grimy, .  streaked nnd splashed and patched with  red paint in every variety of shade, accordingly as the original hue was tempered with smoke or the beatings of tha  storms of .many years:  Tho men worked peacefully and evenly  in tho shoe-shops all day; and tho women stayed at homo and kept the littlo  white cofctagos tidy, cooked tho meals,  aud washed tho clothes, and did tho  sewing. For recreation tho men sac'on  the piazza iu front of Barker's store of  an evening, and gossiped. or discussed  politics; and tho women'" talked over  their' neighbors'   fences,   or   took   their  -sewing_into-thelc_neigI)bors^ of_au.oftor=_  uoon,  Peoplo died in   Leyden   as   elsewhere;  and hero and there was a little white cottago   whoso   narrow   foot-path    leading .  round to its back door its master   would '  never tread again.   :  In one of theso lived WWcf.v Martha  Browster and her daughter J-f.iria. Their  cottage- was oiic of those which had its  piazza across tho front. Every summer  they trained morning-glories over it,  and planted their little garden with the  flowcr-sceds popular in Leyden. There  .wiis not n. .cottago in tho wholo . placo _  whoso surroundings wero neater and  gayer than their?, for all they wero only  two women, and two old women at that;  for Widow Martha Brewster was In thu '  neighborhood of eighty, and her daughter, Maria Brewster, near sixty. Tho two  had lived alono slueo Jacob Browster  dicd'and stopped going to" tho factory,  some fifteen years ngo. "Ho had left them  this particular white cottage, nnd a snug  littlo sum in th.s s'lvings-banlc besides,  for the, wholo Brewster family had  worked and economised all their long  lives. Tlio women had corded boots at  home, while tlio man had worked in tho  shop, and never spent a cent without  thinking of il over night."  Loydou folks all   thought   that   David  Emmons would  marry   .Maria   Browster  when her father died.    "David   can rent  Ills house, and go to livo with Maria and '  lier "mother," they   said, with "an  affectionate readiness to   arrange  matters for  them.    But   lie did   not.    Every Sunday"  night, at.  eight   o'clock   punctually, tho  I form of David   Emmons, arrayed in   his  i -best clothe.-!, with his   stiff whito diokcy,  i and a nosegay   in   his. button-hole,   was  j seen  to   advance   up   the   road'' towards  Marin Brewster's,   as he   had   been seen  to advance up  the   road   towards   Maria  Brewster's, every Sunday   night   for the  last twenty-five years, but   that was all.  He manifested not the slightest intention  of carrying out   people's judicious plans  for his welfare and Maria's.  She did not seem to pine with hop������  deferred; peoplo could not honestly  think tliere was any occasion to pity her  for her lover's tardiness. A cheerier woman never lived. She was literally bubbling over with jollity. Hound-faced and  black-eyed, with a funny littlo bounce of  her whole body when she walked, she  wa������ the merry feature of tho wholo place.  Her mothor was now too feeble, but  Maria still corded boot? for the factories  as   of   eld.     David   Emmons,   who   was  '��������� j quite sixty, worked In them,.as   he   had  A patent for the manufacture of wood ' from his youth. Ho w������ a slender, mild-  paper, or paper made from pulp of wood, : faced old man, with a fringo of gray  was issued in England in 1S53. and in yellow beard around hi* chin: his head  American year later. i was quite bald.    Years ago ho   had been ���������  _ , .   , ,   .   ! hand=om<\ thev said  but   somehow   peo-  Too largo a percentage  of clay used  in ;    ]e h.l(J aUvavs H     hed   at Mni   a ,Ut,  the manufacture of paper   not   only iu-, akhou  h tIieV ���������n llk^i Mm.   "The.slow-  croases tho weight but  renders tho paper ; ^ of aU th(J gU)w ^vdeaites" outsiders  weak and liable to be easily torn. j ^Ied Mnj> aad Kyen YIle "glow Leyden. 4--y.  THE MINER NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 1897.  I- j\  z4  Ites" poked fun at this exaggeration of  themselves. It was an old and woll-worn  remark that it took David Emmons an  hour to go courting, and that ho was  always obliged to ��������� leave his owu homo  at seven in. order to reach Maria's at  eight, and there was a standing jol:e  that the meeting-houso passed him oue  morning on his way to tho shop.  David heard the chaffing of course���������  therj is vary little delicacy in matters of  this kind among country people���������but ho  took lt nil in good part. Ho would laugh  ati himself with the rest, but (here was  something touching iu his deprecatory  way of saying sometimes, "Well, I don't  know how 'tis, but it don't 'seem to be  In my natur' to do any other way 1  supposo I was born ��������� without the faculty  of gltfciu' along quick in this world.  You'll havo to git behind and push iu<) a  lectio, I reckon."  He owned his little cottago, whicli was  ono of tho kiud which had tlie piazza on  tho right side. He lived entirely alone.  Tliere was a half-acre or so of land bo-  side his house, which ho used for a vegetable garden. After and beforo shop  hours, iu tho dewy ovonlngs and mornings, h������ dug and weeded assiduously between tho green ranks of corn nnd beaim.  Ir Daivd Emmons was slow, his vegetables wero not. None of tho gardens in  Leyden surpassed his in luxuriant  growth. His corn tasselcd out and his  potato patch was white with blossoms as  soon ns anybody's.  Ho was almost a vegetarian in liis diet;  the products of his garden spot were hia  staple articlBS of food. Early in the morning would the gentle old bachelor set his  pot of green things boilin-j, aud dinu  gratefully at noon, likomild Robert Her-  rick, 'on. pulse and herbs. His garden supplied also his sweetheart and her mother  with nil the vegetables they could use.  Many times in the courso of a weelt  could David have beon seen slowly moving' towards tho Brewster cottago with a  basket on his arm well stocked with the  materials for au innocent and delicate  repast.  But Maria was not to bo outdone by  her old lover in kindly deeds. Not a  Saturday <but a goodly share of hor  weekly baking was deposited, neatly covered with a white crash towel, on  David's littlo kitchen tabic. The surreptitious air with which the back door  key was takeu from its hiding-place  (which she well knew) under tlie kitchou  blind, tho door unlocked and entered,  nnd the good things deposited, was  charming, although highly ineffectual.  "Thero goes Marin with David's baking,"  said the -women, peering out of their  windows as sho bounced, rather moro  gently and cautiously than usual, dowu  the street. And David himself know  well tho ministering angel to whom  these benefits wero due when ho lifted  the towel and discovered with tearful  eyes the brown loaves-and flaky pies���������the  proofs uf his Maria's love and culinary  skill.  Among the younger nud more irrever  ent portions of the community thore was  considerable speculation as tothe mode  of courtship of these old lovers of twenty-  ilve years' standing. Was there ever a  kiss, a tender clasp of the hand, thosn  usual expressions of affection betweeu  sweethearts?  Somo of tho more daring spirits had  ev<>n gone so far as to commit tho manifest impropriety of peering in Maria's  parlor windows;' but they had only seen  David, sitting quiet and prim on the little slippery horse-hair sofa, and Maria  by the table, rocking slowly in her littlo  cauo-seated rocker. Did Marin ever leave  her rocker and sit on that-slippery littlo  horse-hair sofa by David's" side? They  ucvor know; but sho never did. There  was something laughable, and at the  same time rather pathetic, about Maria  aud David's courting. All tho outward  appurtenances of "keeping company"  wore ns .rigidly ^observed as they had  been twonty-flvc years ago, wheu David  Emmons first cast his mild bluo oyes  shyly and lovingly on red-cheeked, quick-  spoken Maria Brewster. Every Sunday  evening, in tho winter, there' was a fire  kindled in the parlori the parlor lamp  was lit at dusk all the year round, and  ' Maria's mother retired early, that the  young people might "sit up." . The "sitting up" was no very formidable affair  ���������now,-wli.itover-it-inight-have-been-in-the  lirst stages of the courtship. The neod of  sleep overbalanced sentiment in theso  old lovers,' nnd by ton -o'clock at tho  latest Marin's lamp, was out, and David  had wonded his" solitary'way to his ows  home.  ���������Leyden peoplo had a great curiosity ta  know if David had over actually popped  the question to Maria, or if his natural,  slowness was nt fault in this as in other  things Their curiosity had been long  exercised in vain, but   Widow   Browster,  ��������� as sho waxed older, grew loquacious, und  ono day. told a neighbor, who had callod  In her daughter's nbsenco, ���������tl.at "David  had never .freely come to the p'int. Sho  supposed ho would some timo; for hor  part, sao thought ho had better; but  then, aftor all,-' sho knowed Maria didn't  care, and may bo 'twas jest as well a.s  'twas, only sometimes she 'was nfuard  sho should never livo to seo the weddin'  if they wasn't spry." Then there had  been hints concerning a certain ��������� pearl-  colored silk which Maria, having a good  chance to get at a barg.iln, had purchased  somo twenty years ago, when she  thought, from sundry remarks, that  David was coming to the point; and it  was further intimated that" the silk had  been privately mado- up ten years since  when Maria had again surmised that tlio  point was about being reached. The  neighbor went home in a  stato of   great  = delight, having by skillful manoeuvering  actually obtained a glimpse of tho pearl-  colored silk.  It was psrfectly true that Maria" did  not lay David's tardiness in   putting the  ��������� Important question very much to heart.  She was too cheerful, too busy, and too  much' interested in her daily duties to  fret much about anything. Tliere .was  never at any time much of the sentimental plement in her composition, and  her feeling for David was eminently  practical In its nature. She. although  the woman, had the" stronger character  of the two, and there was .something  rather mother-like than lover-like in her  affection for him. It was through tho  protecting care which   chiefly   character-  . ized hor lovo that tha only pain to Ii������r  came from their long courtship and  postponement of marriage. It was true  that, years ago, when David had led her  to think, from certain hesitating words  spoken at parting ono Sunday night, that  ho would certainly ask the momentous  question soon, her heart- had gone into  a happy flutter. She had bought the  pearl-colored silk then.  " Years after, her heart had fluttered  again, but a little less wildly this time  David almost asked her another Sund.ij  night. Then she had made up tiie  pcarl-caloreil silk. Slis u=ed to go and  look at it fondly -and admiringly from  time to time; onco in a while she w'ould  try it 09 and survey herself in tbe glass,  and   imagine   horself   David's   bride���������a ���������  faded bride, but a happy and   a   beloved  ouo.  She looked at the dress occasionally  now, but a littlo sadly, as the conviction  that she should never wear it was fore- "  ing Itself upou her more and moro. But ���������  the sadness was always moro for David's  sako thau her own. She saw , him growing an old man, and tho lonely, uncared-  for lifo that he led filled 'her heart with  tender pity and sorrow for him. She did  not confine her kind offices to the Saturday baking. Every week his little  house was tidied and set to rights, and  his mending looked after.  :Once, on a Sunday night, when she  spied a rip in his coat, that had grown  long from tho want of womanly fingers  constantly at hand, she hnd a good cry  after ho had left aud she had gono Into  her room. Thero was something more  pitiful to her, something that touched  her heart moro deeply, iu that rip In hor  lover's Sunday coat than in all her long  years of waiting.  As tho years went on, it was sometimes witli a sad heart thnt Maria stood  and watched tho poor lonoy old figure  moving slower than over down tho  street to his lonely home; but tho heart  wns sad for him always, and never for ,  herself. She used to wonder at him n J  littlo sometimes, though always with  tlie most loyal tenderness, that ho should  choose to lead tho solitary, cheerless  life that he did, to go back to his dark,  voiceless home, when ho might be so  sheltered and eaml' for   in   his   old age.  Sho firmly believed that it was only  owing to her lover's incorrigible slowness, in this as in everything else. She  never doubted for au instant that he  loved her. Some women might have  tried hastening matters a littlo themselves, but Maria, with the delicacy  which is some times more inherent in a  steady, practical nature like hers than  in a more ardent one, would have lost  her self-respect for ever if she had done  such a thing.  So she lived cheerfully along, corded  her boots, though her lingers were getting stiff, humored her mother, who was  getting feebler and moro childish every  year, and did thc best sho could for her  poor, foolish old lover.  When David was seventy and she sixty-  eight she gavo nway tho pearl-colored  silk to a cousin's daughter who was going to be married. The girl was young  and protty and happy, but sho was poor,  and the silk would make over into a  grander wedding dress for her thnn she  could hope to obtain in any other way.  Poor old Marin smoothed the lustrous  folds fondly with her withered hands  before sending it away, and cried a littlo,  with a patient pity for David and her-'  self. But when a tear splashed directly  nn to the shining surface of the silk, she  stopped crying at onco, and her sorrowful expression changed into one of careful scrutiny as she wiped the salt drop  away with her handkerchief, and" held  tlie dress up tn the light to be sure that  lt was not spotted. A practical nature  like Maria's is sometimes a great bnon  to its possessor It is doubtful if anything else can dry a tear as quickly.  Somphow Mavia always f������lt a little  difference towards David after she had  given away her -wedding dress. There  had always been a little tinge of consciousness iu her manner towards him, a  little reserve and caution beforo paople.  But after the wedding dress lind gone,  till question of marriage had disappeared  so entirely from her mind, that the delicate considerations born of it vanished.  Sho was uncommonly halo and hearty  for a woman of her age; thereA wns apparently much* moro than two years'  difference between hor ami her lover. It  was not "only -.the Saturday's bread and  pie that sho carried now and deposited  jn David's little kitchen table, but,  openly and boldly, not caring who should  sec her, many u warm ..dinner. Every  day, after her own housework was dono,  David's house was set to rights. H������  should havo all the comforts he needed  in his last years, she determined. ' That  fchcy were his last years was evident. H������>  coughed, and now walked so slowly from !  feebleness and weakness that it wns 11'  matter of doubt to observers whother he ���������  could reach Maria Brcwstor's bofore Mou- I  day evening.  ���������One"Sun"day_night~her"staj,ed"7irilttl������"  longer than, usual���������the clock struck ten j  before he started.- ��������� Then he rose, <��������� and  said, as ho had done every Sunday even- ,\  ing for so many years, "Well, Maria, J',  guess it's about time' for���������ni3 to be goin'." j  She helped hini on with his coat, and'  tied on his tippet. Contrary, to his usual.  habit he stood in tho door, nnd  hesitated j  IT FAILED TO WORK.  a minute���������there scorned to bo something  ho wanted to" say. - ,.>>���������".-  "Maria."  "Well, David?" \.  ���������"I'm gittin' to be an old man, yof,  know, an' I've allcrs bpon slow-goin'; I  couldn't seem to help It. There has beeu  a good many things I haven't got  around to.'.' Tho old cracked ^voice quavered painfully.  "Yes, I know,' David, all about it;  you couldn't help it. I wouldn't worry  a bit nbout it if I wero you,"  " Vou don't lay up anything njjln ine,  Maria?"  "Xo, David."  "Good-night   Marin."  She held the lamp at tho door till tin  patient, tottering .old figure was out of  sight. Slie had to wipe the tears from  her spectacles in order to see to read her  Bible when she went in.    '   "  Next morning sho was hurrying up  her housework to go over to David's ���������  somehow she felt a little anxious about  him this morning���������when there came a  loud knock at her door. ,\Vhcn sho opened  it, a boy stood there, panting for breath;  he was David's next neighbor's son.  '-'Mr. Emmons is sick," he said, "an'  wants you. I was goin' for milk, when  ho rapped on the window. Father, an'  mother's in thar, an' the doctor. Mother  said, tell you to hurry."  The.news had   spread" rapidly; people  knew what- it   meant   when   they   saw  Maria hurrying down tho street, without  her bonnet, her   grey   hair   flying,  woman   cried when she saw her.  thing!" she sobbed, "poor thing!'"  Mr. Nelthorpe's Theory About  the Treatment of Woman.  That man is only mortal aud liable to  error is a well-established rule, and there  tire iu the world a certain number of men,  each of whom considers himself the exceptiou that w<s all know is necessary.lo prove  a rule of this kind.  Charlie Nelthorpe wns one of the number. He was a- prig of the first water.  He looked ut all things aud discussed all  tilings from a supremely priggish point of  view, but uo subject displayed his prig-  gislmess to such advantage��������� or shall I say  disadvantage���������11s the subject of women.  Ou that subject he held himself nn indisputable authority. ' There wns uo reason  why ho should for ho was young ns yet aud  had really had uo very special experience  of the opposite sex; but your fullblown  typical prig generally rises superior to such  a secondary consideration as reason.  Charlie roso superior to it, and would expound his views and theories at ns great a  length and with as much assurance as if  he had devoted a long life und higbly-  cuitiired intellect to the study of that particular hieroglyphic which is called worn a ���������.  He was a great believer in what he called  "systematic training." That is to say, he  considered tliat women ought to be treated  according to a certain system thnt he had  evolved from his ��������� inner consciousness.  The beauty of the system iu his eyes wus  the fact that it required no modifications,  but might with safety 'be rigorously enforced in every case.    It could not fail.  Charlie .waB the lucky possessor of nn  unencumbered estate with a very considerable rent roll, nnd he intended to find a  woman who loved him for what he was,  without a thought for whut he hud, nnd  who would have shared a mud hut or 11  garret with him just us"gladly as she would  sharo his fine old paluce in Yorkshire...  When he had'found her he meant towain  her on his infallible system. TLlst was  his programme, and it never occurred to  him to distrust his powers of carrying it  out. His belief in himself was absolute,  and the infallibility of his reasoning nnd  judgment a thing that to bis mind did not  admit of the slightest ohauow'of a doubt.  When ho became engaged, his main  friends were quite excited in their anxiety  to see the woman whom he had deigned to  honor with his approval, and when they  had seen her there was but one opinion  among the lot of theni.  "An uncommon nice girl, aud any  amouut too good for that prig Nelthorpe.  Well, well, fools for luck I" That was the  unanimous verdict. -  Lord Dolly Dashwood, one of Charlie's  closest friends���������by that I mean one of a  certain select circle frequently borrowed  fivers of him, which they forgot to repay  ��������� waxed eloquent upon the subject.  ���������'Sensible' little girl, don't you kuow.  Knows m>w to talk to a fellow, don't you  know. Knows how to listen to a fellow,  too. Thrown nway on a chap like Nelthorpe. Beastly conceited cud, without  two ideas. Any sort of woman good  enough for him', don't you know." .  The favored few who were privileged to  listen to this flight of eloquence received it  with the reverence that it deserved. Ho  one spoke. No one could siiealt.������ Astonishment held them all silent.' His lordship  was not, .14 a rule, ' 11 brilliant orntor. and  the fact tbat he was capable of such a sustained and remarkable effort as the one  recorded above came upon his audience  with quite a shock.���������It was nothing short  of a revelation."  Eva Carrington, the bride-elect, was a  beauty. ���������-  A softly-tinted skin, satin smooth and  veined like the petal of a rose; fair, fluffy  hnir that shone colden bright in the sunlight; clear, smiling eyes of heaven's own  blue, and innocent, rosy lips thnt" looked  just made for the first kiss of love, wers  all blended together in a dainty and most  fascinating whole. Her manner was childishly fresh and simple, and men found her  altogether delightful. Women had their  doubts of her���������doubts that were principally due to the childlike manner aforesaid, and to a certain pretty trick of lookiug up quickly and then down with . those  -great innocent eyes of hers���������but women,-of  course, aro invariably spiteful aud unfair  towards their ' own sex, Men, as wa all  kuow, have the monopoly of just and generous judgment. "   .  "Well, Eva's soft blue eyes and bright  little ways wrought dire destruction in the  ' ranks of the stronger sex, but she appeared'  quite unconscious of her power, or" indifferent to ir; To all intents'aud purposes,  sho. wus completely wrapped .up in the  man she had promised tu marry. His will  was her law, and to please him the chief  object of her life.   , .    .      *  Her total submission delighted hiin, and  he took every advautago of it. It was not'  in him to show generosity to a woman, or,  indeed, to anything that he thought weaker than himself. He was the'-aort of man  who is brutal to his dogs aud horses, arid  overbearing to his servants," who, iu short,  tyrannizes whenever be cau do so without  fear of. retaliation. Hi* nsturs asserted  itself in his dealings with the woman he  loved, and he took tbe keenest possible  pleasure iu trading on. her . forbearance,  taxing her endurance to the utmost and  showing off her pliant will anil obedient  temper to tbe world nt large. It was nil a  part of the system tbat could not fail.  Ninety-nine women out of a hundred  would have torn the system to shreds mud  scattered it to the four winds of heaven.  Eva Carrington was the hundredth woman.  She submitted to everything with the most  remarkable patience, nnd no word or complaint or reproach ever passed her lips.  But after a time she grew quieter, and  her; bright spirits seemed to flag. Her  merry, girlish laughter was not "nearly so  ready aa it had been six months ago, and  the corners of her pretty mouth began to  droop with a wistful expression tbat was  pathetic enough to touch the hardest of  masculine hearts.  Charlie's friends all noticed the change  q,',^ j and commented upon it among themselves,  'Poor 1 an<^ aPplie<i t������ 1'iiu  a varied  selection of  opprobrious epitheths.    Lord Dolly Dash  A crowd was   around David's cottage 1 yrot,d displayed" a surprising   amount   of  when Maria reached it. She went straight j fliMicy on the subject.    "Beastly cad.   No  in through the'kitchen to his little bed  room, and up to bis side. The doctor  was in the room, and several neighbors.  When he saw Maria, poor old David held  out his hand to her and smiled feebly.  Then he looked imploringly at tbe .doctor, then at the others in tho room. ������������������ The  doctor understood, and said a word to  them, and they filed silently, out Thon  he turned to Maria. "Be - quick,"  he whispered.  Sho leaned over   him.    "Dear David,"  she  said, her- wrinkled   faco   quivering,  her gray hairs straying over   her cheeks.  He looked   up   at   her   with   a  strange  wonder in his   glazing eyes.    "Maria"��������� ;  a thin, husky -voice,  tbat was   more like  a wind through   dry   corn-stalks, said-��������� J  "Maria, I'm���������dyin', an'���������I allers meant "  to ���������haTO asfcttl you���������to���������marry me."  idea how to treat a woman. Ought to be  horsewhipped, don't you know. Shall have  to cut him, by Jovo! Wouldn't take a fiver  from him now if he offered it. Can't stand  this sort of thing, you know. Beyond a  joke."  Thus his lordship, and a good deal mors  that would not look well on paper.  Charley went on giving his pretty arrogance full play, until, as was only to be  reasonably expected, things came to a crisis. Tho wonder was they had not done  so long before. ���������  " On the occasion of Lady Brown-Jones'  ball be went the length of forbidding his  fiancee to dance round dances with anyone  but himself, and, though she received his  commands without a murmur, her soul  'rose in passionate revolt sgaicst his tyran-  ���������j.    Ths last Uti that be bad dertMd  ssemed to h������r the worst of slL As a matter of fact, she had submitted patiently to  far harder ones; but ws all know the feminine capacity for swallowing a camel and'  straining at a gnat, und Eva was no less  inconsequent than tbe rest of her six.  When the ball was half over Lord Dolly  put in sh appearance, and at that moment  Eva happened to be sitting quite alone.  Charlie had left her for a minute or two to  speak to a friend, aud she was looking  wistfully at the maze of couples that revolved 'before her. Lord Dolly made  straight for her.  "Not dancing. Miss Carrington! Luck  for me, by Jovel Ripping waltz, this.  Have a turn?"  He stuck out his elbow invitingly, but  Eva turned away, biting her lip.  "No. thauk you I" shs answered, in a  low tone, "I can't dunes with you, Lord  Dolly."  "Oan'tt" echoed his lordship. "How's  tbat? What's up? Not ill, are you? Not  cross with me���������eh?"  Era shook her head.  "No. I am not ill or cross, but-���������but I  have promised Charlie only to waltz with  him. He doesn't like to see me, walzing  with other men."  Lord .Dolly choked down a forcible, but  inelegant remark, cleared his throat violently, and ran his fingers through his  hair. ''  "And he dances so awfully badly," Eva  went on, with a queer little catch in her  breath. "He can't waltz a bit���������not ���������  little wee bit. He���������he holds you all  wrong."  Her voice qulvereil and broke on the last  word, and shs looked up at the man by  her side with great tearful eyes, like forget-me-nots drowned in dew.  That look finished it. Lord Dolly was  only a man.  ��������� "Beastly shams!" he said, hurriedly.  "Come with me. Nice and quiet out on  the veranda A fellow can talk there,  don't yon know?   Come along!"  And Eva went.  Charli* Nelthorpe was bristling with  outraged pride and wounded self-esteem  when he went to pay his customary visit  to Eva on the day following Lady Brown-  Jones' ball. The fact that Eva could forget herself and the ' respect that was due  to him so far as to sit on the versnds  with Lord Dolly for half an' hour had been  a severe blow to him, and he had not yet  recovered from the shock. He had refrained from commenting upon her conduct at the time, bnt now he nieaut to take  it out of her, and reduce her to tbe state  of abject penitence that he considered befitting the occasion. "        <>  She   was rending   when  we  went into  the room, but she laid her book aside .at  once."  ��������� "Oh! Charlie, is tbat you?"  .  Charlie frowned.  "How often have I told you, my dear  Eva, that a', self-evident fact requires no  asserting?" he asked, in his most dogmatic  tone.      o .  She shrugged her shoulders.  "How often? Oh! I don't know. A  hundred times, I dar* say. You look  cross; Charlie."  "I am not cross, Eva, but I am grieved  ���������grieved beyond measure. Your conduct  last uight caused me acute pain, the more  to as you expressed no regret for it. But I  bope you are in a batter frame of mind today, and ready to say you nre sorry for  what you did. Until you have done so, I  really don't feel that 1 can kiss you."  Charlie fully expected that this stupendous threat would reduce Eva to the low-0  ���������st depths of despair, and bring her, figuratively speaking, to her knees; but for  once be was out in his calculations. She  drew up her slender 'figure and pursed up  her rosy lips with an air that made bim  feel vaguely uneasy. Was it possible, he  wondered, that she intended to defy him?  Yes. Her next words proved that it  was so.  "lam not sorry." she said, "not a bit  I am glad.   I would do it again."  Charlie gasped. The situation was sa  unlooked for that be could not rise to it all  at once.  "As for kissing me," Eva went on, with  a little disdainful moue, "well, you will  never have the chaucs of doinx that again,  so you need .not excite yourself."  Charlie found his voice then.  -^_*iYou are talkiug at random now, Erar"-  be said,  severely,    "a   bad   habit agaiust  which I hare always warned yon.- Will  you bs kind enough to explain yourself 7"  Eva tilted her small nose.in tbe air, and  a horrible doubt suddeul^sssailed him.  Was there���������could there bea hitch in the  infallible system, after all? The thought  appalled hiin.  "Ohf,''certainly," Era answered,   "I can  doitiua very few   worda    Lord Dolly  proposed to me last night aud I .accepted  bim,!'  '  -  . Charlie gasped again.  "But you are engaged to me," iie ejaculated. "You must be mad. You can't  seriously contemplate throwing 1114. over  for Dolly Dashwood. The thing's' ItApoa-  alble."^ :  She looked at him and smiled. -  "Incredible as it may seem to you, I do  contemplate it."  "But���������but-tbut," stammered Charlie,  "this is very er���������extraordinary behavior  ou your part, Eva Are you aware that  you propose to treat xne iu a most dishou-,  orabls way, aud���������and���������er���������iu short, very  badly?"  Her face grew grave. '''  "I should be so sorry to do that," she  said, more gently, "I���������I dou't want to1 be  dishonorable, or to treat you badly, Charlie. But I - am only human, and no one  but myself knows what I have gone  through in the last few months. You have  tried me too hard. I was very fond of you  at oue time, and if^ you had treated me  fairly I should have beeu very fond of you  still. Bnt you would wear oui a saiut���������  and' I am only a woman. I don't think  Lord Dolly will be hard ou mc. He may  not be vary brilliant, but at all events he  is a mau���������the sort of a mau we c������ll a gentleman���������and knows how to be geuerous  even to such an altogether inferior creature as a mere woman."  She paused and looked critically at her  rejected lover, who now presented a truly  pitiable appearance, with all the 'starch  taken out of him, and a general air of limp  depression pervading hi* being.  "That ia all," she want on presently.  "But before you go there is one thing that  I should like to impress upon you for fa-  future guidance: It is always worth a  man's while to be just and fair���������eveu to a  woman."  Shs paused again and contemplated bim  witb her big blue eyes, but be'said nothing. It seemed to bim that all the laws of  creation were reversed, nnd the whole  scheme of the universe turned upside  dowu.  There was a bitch iu the system somewhere.  It had failed.���������London Truth.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker..  NELSON, B. C.  Has for immediate sale���������'  Lots 17 and  18,   Block   10,  Nelson  "      6    "      7,       ������      17,   '     ������  "    19 "      66,        '"  The above are unimproved.  (i  Also Lot 4, Block 12, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block, rented  for $65 per month.  s A   Good  Investment.  A. C. EWART  AEOHITEGT  Clements and Hillyer Blk  Room 6  643  Nelson, B. C.  You Need It!  ;��������� HAND  BOOK  AMENDMENTS  TO THE  Mineral Acfe  Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia, May 5, 1S97.  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Oflice.  Kootenay  A Complete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  ... will .now be kept  at Nelson.  6S6    CHARLES StBAKBE, Agent  NEW STORE  -W^TO THE PUBLIC!  We understand that heretofore a. great m-iny people have been send  ing to Toronto for goods.      It is our intention  to sell'goods at such  small  profits that it will  be   unnecssary to do this in the future.      We  carry a full line of  Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots   and Shoes,  Hats, Caps, House Furnishings, etc.   CALL AND SEE OUR BARGAINS,���������'-���������  A.: FERLAND. & CO. ELtIg^Se?LQCK;M  STOVES  Cooking, Heating, Parlor  Stoves of all Descriptions  PlglESAIF FOB CASH  '- A large stock of the Improved Queen Air Tight.  723 Call and see them at the  NELSON HARDWARE CCK  DEALERS IN  IKNEBS', BUCISMITHS' AND MILL SUPPLIES  BAR -ASW SHEET ll������01������,,       M1NEK8* PICK*,-       BAlt A\������ SHEET STEEl,"  MIXERS' 8IWEM, WIRE KOI'f*, MAKIllA ROPE8,  ���������  PYNAMITO FUSE AW CAW.  ^...QUICKSILVER.  Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  (133) ^-^.ITOOtJ-VEl^ ,B,  O.  J.  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF/  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WOESTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  The ShODldar.  Father���������Mjr son, you want to put your  ���������boulder to tbs -wheel.  Sou���������I do, ftthtr-ytln cold thoviin. _  NELSON,  B. C.  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAY  ^.istd soo pacific XjXifrsi.  The most direct route to  AH Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  m  *  1 DAILT  SEEVICB  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your desti-  ; nation without change. .  THE ONLY LINE  Operating Tourist Cars to Toronto, Montreal-  and Boston without change. Also Through-  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers' and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains leave' Nelson daily for the North except Sundays and for th  South daily except Mondays.    Call on nearest agent and procure an Ane*  notated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets and full particulars as to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. B.-  agent or to GEO. S. 3EEB, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  IL M. McGBEGOR. E. J. COYLE,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. Dist Pass. Agt.Yancouvef ��������� ;t.  "Ji ���������  THE MINER, NELSON  B/C.,; SATURDAY; OCT. 30, 1897.  /  m A HOT MEETING.  [ONDERFUL   OFFIOEBS   OHAEGED  WITH MISAPPROPBIATING.  'imnilltce'N Report Demanding Thai  Kextllutloit be Hade, Adopted  bv tbe Stockholder*.   ���������  flbere was a hot time at the adjourned  ssion of the stockholders of the Won-  Irful Group   Mining company at Spo-  Infe last Monday evening.   There were  (5,540 shares represented aud aa in-  hee interest was manifested, the object  (ing the consideration of the report of  committe appointed to  investigate  |j alleged misappropriation of funds by  1 of Risers of the company.  Dhe committee states that they find  |tt the properties which Ley,   Miller  Jones held consisted of three now  fned by the Wonderful compaoy, as  jutioned by_Mr. Jones and three other  fitiguous    claims,   the    Springfield,  ipson and   Wonderful fraction  and  tt the first link in the chain of title, as  pd in possession of the secretary, was  agreement dated May 1,1896, where  lse three gentlemen agreed to deed  lr the entire groDp of six claims to E.  [Field  for a sum named in deeds held  escrow in the local bank.   After the  Inderful Group Mining company bad  |n organized, after its prospectus was  announcing   that it owned  with  feet title examined by W. 0. Jones,  three claims, Wonderful, Columbus  Lookout; and after treasury stock  [been sold under an agreement to use  otoneys so received in developing the  the  sum of  $1958.32  was taken  the treasury and paid to  W. T.  lee, N. E. Ley and E. S. Miller in  lous sums ior title to the six proper-  I then known as the Wonderful group,  ���������ie the money of the company was  . for the property the deeds were not  tn from tbe vendors to the Wonder-  |Group Mining company, but to W.  Jones, who later deeded the Wonder-  Columbia  and  Lookout  to E. J.  |d, and that Field afterward deeded  .three properties thus purchased to  [Wonderful Group Mining company  fa nominal consideration of $1 and  tried   the other  three   clainiB,  the  tpson,   Springfield   and Wonderful  Ition  presumably to bis own use, as  afterward became the property of  Miller   Creek  Mining; company,  bh Mr. Field organized and in which  lot the' directors  of tbe Wonderful  (pany were interested, except W. W.  burner and C H. Brown.    Beside  ring that E. J. Field retained three  ��������� purchased with the funds of the  |pany, the committee" discovered that  > Jones, one of the three vendors of  properties, received iu addition 10,000  j-es of treasury stock in payment for  faix claims.  be committee was not able to find any  tten proposition from Mr. Field to  claims   to  the oompany and the  |utes of the directors' meetings convey  definite information on the .point,  .books,  and    vouchers,   however,  red that the money derived from the  |_!of.,treasury_i_8tock__y?as^so:^used  i the committee emphasized the fact  [ tbe company sold and issued treasury  : before it owned any property what-  the statements in the prospectus  bd" by - the company being shown to  Irgely erroneous. ���������      -      .  le committee further reported that  no stock had been turned into the  iiry, but that instead of the 400,000  fs c which the prospectus stated hod  so set aside, there were realljp307,-  fchares held in  the name of E. J.  and  that  all  sales  of so-called  |uy stock have been from tbis block.  5f this, "264,300 shares have  been  and the compauy finds itself with-  share actually in the treasury at  time, all remaining shares being in  field's name.   Other irregularities  handling of the stock are men-  iu   the  report,  although  the  Isicn is made  that they are "too  rous to mention all."       u  I - committee submitted  as an evi-  of what they sarcastically termed  |oial skill," the ^summarized state-  pf the affairs of the' company show-  lat its  income in IC months was  1109, and that this has   all   been  } and debts, are owing of 8171.38,  aore bills coming in.  [/rring to the expenditure of money  officers other than their salary,  t>mmittee finds E. J. Field drew a  of $250 for which   there is no  of its having   been authorized,  i boarded at the company's expense  bat his wife also boarded a part of  le ai the expense of the company.  Isurer "Armstrong  is criticized for  ling tbe duties of his office and  |g the funds of the company to be  without his supervision during  st few months of the company's  ce.  Itary Bell  would  not  give any  Jtion to the committee as to the  aims which are now owned by the  3reek Mining company, of which  |lso secretary.   It was claimed by  imittee that the latter company  the office jointly with the Won-  people and ba3 not contributed  |g to the joint expense.   Secretary  imed that the business  of the  freek company was transacted in  the office of C. H. Thompson, adjoining,  but he had nothing more to say when the  committee, pointed out the fact that the  Miller Creek sign is on the office door of  the Wonderful. . .41  Following are the concluding paragraphs of the report: .  In conclusion yonr committee recommends that a demand be made upon E. J.  Field to restore the three properties to  the Wonderful Group Mining company,  namely, the Wonderful fraction, New  Springfield and the Sampson, which he  purchased and paid for with money takeu  from the treasury of snid company.  Second���������That the trustees of tho Wonderful Group Mining company be required to segregate the personal stock  from the treasury stock on tbe books of  said company.  Third���������That,all moneys diverted improperly from - the treasury of the company be immediately restored, including  $66.36 paid out on account of the Miller  Creek Mining company.  Fourth���������That all money due for office  rent and incidental expences, including  safe, telephone, typewriter and stationary  used for the benefit of the Miller Creek  Mining company, and paid for by the  Wonderful compauy, be ascertained and'  immediately turned into the treasury of  the latter company.  Fifth���������lhat if these recommendations  be not promptly complied witb, that a  committee of tbe stockholders be appointed to employ counsel, and, if in their  judgement expedient, an accountant to  examine and report upon the affairs of  the company, to the end that all stockholders be protected iu their respective  holdings.    " ���������������������������.'..  All of which is respectfully submitted.  CHAS. B. CONNER,  J. F. PIGGOTT.  LANE C. GILLIAM.  After considerable warm discussion the  report was adopted and Charles B. Conner, George W. Wooster and C.-H. Wolf  were appointed to see that the officers  comply with the demands made upon  them. . ..,  Adjourning to November 1..  KOOTENAY LAKE CLAIMS-  a-mere -"rite of the church," aDd that it  was better to abandon a mere rite than  disobey the law.  It will be safe to watch tlie Mormons  olosely for some time to come. They are  entitled to the rights of conscience and  to toleration, the same as other sects.  But they have no right to unite the  chureb'and state in any part of the Union,  aud they have no more right to re-establish polygamy in Utah than, the people of  any Southern State havo to re-establish  slavery.  BEITISH'-LUNAOY STATISTICS  T; G. PROCTER,'  Real Estate i Mines,  BAKER STREET,  Nelson,       -      -       B. C.  u doors wesl of Bank of Montreal, P. O. Box 229.  OFFICE OF THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Ld.  Ledges of Considerable Size, all of Which  Show Value.  A. B. Macdonald, of Kossland. who  was in town early in the week, says  there are signs of considerable  activity in prospecting along the east  side of Kootenay lake south of Crawford bay. Mr. Macdonald spent two  weeks in-the vicinity of Burnt Hill,  where, he has_ numerous interests.  The ledges there are, in some cascs.of  considerable size, the quartz showing  for 30 feet on the surface on several  veins. Iron and copper are visible in.  the croppings, and a little work has.in  every case so far demonstrated that  the ledges carry' values. ,-��������� Mr. Mac-  donald and his. associates own four.,  groups, known as the Dead Mediciae  group, which includes five claims on  the lake shore; the Burnt Hill group  of three claims; the Maganetawan  group, including "four locations, and  the Erebus group of three claims.  Prospecting on these locations has  been prosecuted with very encouraging results. The tour men who'.have  been employed for several months  doing assessment work will sink the  Dead Medicine shaft^fiftyjfeetjdeeper,;  "after^which-a crosscut tunnel will be  run 100 feet to tap the "Big Quartz"  lead, which crosses this ground.  Others,who are developing claims on  Burnt Hill are Messrs. Ramsdell &  Ryan and Munro McKenzie. Their  properties also show good values.  ' Mormon Propaganda In Wisconsin.  In view of the recent announcement  of President Woodruff, the head of the  Mormon ohurch, that all party lines  must be dropped and that there must be  a union of all. the "Saints" to control  Salt Lake City and the state of Utah the  movements of the energetic^ universal  Mormon propaganda^ should attract attention. Tbe Mormons are making  greater efforts than any other church to  gain converts.  Dispatches from ~ cities iu northern  Wisconsin say tbat the work of Mormon  proselyters is being prosecuted everywhere.' A syndicate of Mormon evangelists has been busy in Apple ton, E:iu  Claire, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Neenah  and other places. . Their labors are said  to show that they have a perfect organization, have plenty of money for their  expenses and have a thorough plan of  operations, evidently .laid out by the  highest Mormon authority.;  The Mormon1 evangelists have been  active in Chicago for some time past.  .They have two or three large congregations and their numbers are. rapidly increasing. No doubt", there are several  thousand Mormons in this city.  Mormon activity is very- noticeable at  the south. But, singular as it may appear, Mormons are treated in that part  of the country with marked intolerance.  Tliey are mobbed and driven from place  to place. The leading religious denominations are the Methodists aud Baptists.  Their hostility to the Mormon crusade is  intense.  "Elder" John J. Simmons, of Morgan  City, Utah, is the chief of the propaganda  ia Wisconsin. He was interviewed on  the subject of polygamy and his declarations were not assuring. He said that  it never had been practiced by more than  three per cent of tho Mormon population  and that it had been entirely abandoned.  He said that Mormons do not admit  polygamy to be an error, but that it was  Number ������r Inxune Tenon* Who Keco ver  I.s liii-rciiftlnK.  ��������� Two things appear to be established'  prima facie from the annual report" of  the commissioners in lunacy, which  has just been issued, says the London  Mail, and these are:  1. That the proportion of insane  people relatively to the sane people is  getting greater; and  2. That the number of deaths from  insanity is getting less and the number of recoveries is increasing.  Both deductions "may be Answered  by the statement that the numbers  have risen chiefly through the'fact  that more control is now being  exercised' over insane' patients than  formerly. The commissioners themselves do not draw any inference one  way or the other, merely giving the  available stastics, and commenting  only where comments are thought  necessary to explain the figures.  One of thc main tables shows, that  last New Year's day the total number  of lunatics in England and Vlfales.was  90,305, as compared with 96,446 on the  corresponding day. of 1S96, being an  increase of 2919.  Of course the population is always  steadily increasing, and insane people,  other things being equal, may be  expected to increase with it. But  even taking this into consideration,  the number of persons reported" as  insane are steadily becoming1 greater!!  In. 1859 one person in every 536 of  population was under treatment; in  1869, one' in every 418; in 1879, one in  every 363; and every year the state of  affairs "has been getting worse, till in  1895- there was one in every 323,' in  1896 one in every 318, and in 1897 one  in 313..   .  The death rate has not gone up with  thc number of patients, for it is  reckoned for ,1896 at 9.05 of the total  number of patients, a decrease of 0.96  as compared with the previous year,  and 0.65 under the average for the ten  years ended 1896.  . The number oi , recoveries is.: riot  quite so satisfactory! In'-lS96 it stood  at 38.53 per cent of the total admissions  or 0.35 above, tlie preceding year, but  0.48 below the average unn narrate for  the ten years.  -It is in the merry niuntK of May  that most of us go mad. ' April, However, runs May close, and July makes  a pretty fair .tfiird. April is the  month for . mania, and June, just as  the holidays are beginning, ior.iiielan-  cholia. In February, most, forms, of  the, disease seem to be at their .ebb;  The five months, March, April, May,  June and July, are usually responsible  for many more cases of insanity than  the-rest7~of "the yearTTThe 7married  man seems to have a greater tendency  to go mad than the single man|  and, what is worse, he seems, to go  madder. During the five years from  1891 to 1895 inclusive" 962 married men  with suicidal propensities were yearly  under treatment, 738 bachelors and  171 widowers.. The, married 'women  numbered 1222, the spinsters 939 and  the widows 353.   l  . "     , .  -AND-  Balfour Brick Yard Co.  Owners of properly In Nelson should send in  a list of thoir lots for tale, ns 1 liavc customers  ready to purchase Nelson property at a reasonable figure. 07J(j  of Mm  IN THE  Scavenger Business.  ./Saving- 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.  m RAGLESS & NELSON.  W. J. G.   DICKSON. KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  REAL ESTATE, *. Q   '  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  NELSON,B.O.      [335]  W. J. TWISS,  MINING, REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C:  r550)  ft    PASSENGER   6  V TRAINS v  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  <, ON TIIK  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Run made in one hour.  No. 0 leaves Rossland at 7 a. in.   Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail.  No. 3 leaves  Trail  at 8:15 a. m.   Connects at  Kossland with Red Montain train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Rossland at 3:00 p. in.  Conneets  with C. P. R. main line steamers for tho  north at Trail.  No. I leaves Trail at 12;30 p. m. Connects with  C, P. R. main line steamers from the north  at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. m.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  ;Rossland. -  No.' 5 leaves Trail at 5:45 p. ni.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General OJTlces: F. P. GUTELIUS,  Trail B.C. General Supt,,  MINES EXAMINED  '      AND KEI'ORTED ON BY  F. M. CHADBOURN  Twenty years' experience in mining. -  Thorough  knowledge  of inines  of British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  718 NELSON, B.C.  JOHN McLATCHIE  *  Dominion and  '.���������'-: Provincial^"* y  Land Surveyor.      /  649  NELSON, B. C.  ALASKA MINERAL CLAIM.  sltuatb in tub nelson mining division ok  Wkst     Kootknay    District'.���������Where  located:���������On the North sjloI-e ov Toad  ���������   Mountain,? Adjoining the .California  and the poldkn mineral claims.  rpAKE NOTICE tliat I, J.. M.'McGregor.  JL acting as agent for Wm. Moore;. Free  Minor's Certificate No. 77512. intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to' the Mining Recorder, for a certificate of, improvements, for  tlio purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim.,  And further-take notice that action, under  section 37, must - be commenced  before, the  issuance of such certificate of improvcmculs. .  J. M.McGKKGOR. .  Dated this 30thtday of August, 1897,  (743)"  NOTICE.  .CHUKCH- NOTICES. ,   ,. /  Chtjkch of England. ^Matins 11 a.iii.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion un 1st aud 3rd Sundays in the montb, after Matins; ou 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. xm. '.  Piiesjiytkrun Ohurch. Services.at  11 n. m* and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meetinjr Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every jMond;i}\evei)iuf; at 8 o'clock.  - Methodist Church. Corner Silica  aud Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. ami 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday- evening nt 8 o'clock. - Epworth Leagii'e CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  ltosrAN Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 aud 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. ui. Y    ������  Baptist Church.���������Services morning  nnd evening at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at8-  p. m. Meetings are held in tbe school  bouse. * Strancerscordially welcomed.-  Rev. G. B. Welch, Pastor.  IS HEREBY given that sixty days aftor date,  I shall apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the -following described land, situate  near the south end of Kootenay lake:  Commencing at tho northwest corner of Lot  883, G.-l, Kaslo and Slocan Ry land, thence  east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains,' thence north'20 chains, thence  west40chains;-thenco'north' 10'chains," tlicncc  west40"chains, thence north 20chains, thenco  west to the shore of Kootenay lake, Ihence following tho shore of said lako to point of commencement, containing 610 acres more or less,  (Signed)   . A. St. G. HAMKRSLEY.  West Kootenay, 30th August, 181)7. 753  DIRECT  ROUTE  FORT STEELMI���������.  NELSON and LAED0  Steam Navigation Oompany  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 Great  Northern Railway- on Tuesdays and Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Eastern and  Wcstern'Points. -  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  i a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, -arriving  at Kaslo samo evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocun Alining districts.  This route is the' most direct, for tho Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with the Uppor Kootenay Ri ver st earners.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations.   , 637  Going East?  If you are  Dp not Forget  t  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point will afford you the  best service.  SECOND���������See that,tbe coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because that line makes the closest connections witb all the trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot there"1, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lh^,_.or_add.res8 j> .__  Jas. C. Pond,  Gen. Pas. Agt,  ��������� Milwaukee,  Wisconsin.  or Gko. S. Batty.  General Agent,  240 Stark St..  (570) Portland. Or  International Navigation  CO., II  TIME CARD.  Do you want Type? Do you want Ink?  Do you want to triulc Tresse*?  Do you want to trade Paper Callers?  Do you want anything in the Printing Machin'  ery line?   If so write to        .  TORONTO TVPK FOL'SDKV CO.  KI  GG9 5-20 Card ova SC, Vancouver, B. C.  Fall and Winter Styles  French Patterns. Hats. latest Novelties in  ._,.   Fall and_WintcrMillinery Goods.'  :  Prices to Suit Everybody.'  mrs. Mclaughlin,.  764 . Josephine Street.  A WORD^r*  TO THE  WISE������������������������������������^  Get prices from the  KASLO DRUG CO.  Before you buy "your  752      Paints or Wall Paper  HARNESS  and Saddlery.  Pack Harness. Pack' Straps  llorfcc Blankets, Oil Covers, Bells, Team Housings. Whips, Brushes,  Combs, etc. Kepairing a  specialty Prompt attention given to all orders.  L.POGUE.  WARD ST.  (G50j Opp Court House  THORPE'S  SPARKLING, .  Aromatic        ^  Ginger Ale  TELEPHONE 60  THQBI'K ������ CO., til.  Awards for 3Ierit at World's Fair. * '708  Subject to change without notice.  TRAINS. RUN  ON  l'ACIKIC STAXDAHD  TIME.  Going Wkst  lieavo 8.00 a. m          'I  Steamers  "International"-and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Timo Card  in ci!ect Oct.  1st, 1897.    Subject  ' ���������. to change without notice.  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  trainiiof X. & V. S. It. ll. to and from  - Xortliport, Kossland and  Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. H. points  '.. Leave ICaslo for Xol.ion and way points daily  except Sundays, 5:1:"> a. in. Arrive Northport  ! 12:15 p. in.; ltosslaml .'1:10 p. m.: .Spokane li p. m.  Leave Nelson for Knslo and way points daily  except Sundays, 5:15 p. in. Leaving Spokane S  a. m; Ilo*������lnnil lM::i()n. in.;  Nortliport 1:50 p. in.  A'e'v Service on Kootenay Lake.  ��������� Leave XoNon for Kaslo, etc., Tues.. Wed,,  Thill's., Fri., Sat.. S::J0 a. in. .Arrive Kn<du 12:30  p. m. Leave Knslo fur Nel-on, etc., ."Mon.,  Tues., Wed.. Thurs., Fri., 1:00 p. 'in. Arrive  Nelson S.OO p. in.  Bonner's Ferry and Kcotenay Kiver Service.  ���������Leave ICa������lo. Saturday ;     1:00 p. in.  Arrive Houndary. .Sunday Midnight  Arrive Bonner's Ferry. Sunday...,i. 10:30 a. in.  Leave Honner's Ferry, Sunday,  1:00 p. in.  Arrive Houndary. Sunday,...". 5:00 p. in.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday" .":.. 10:00 p. in.  Close  connection   at  Honner's  Ferry  with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7:10 a.m.  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in.  -   *Tho Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Honner's Ferry.  Kaslo, B. C. 1st Oct., 1S!)7.  31 " GEO. ALEXANDER- Gen'l Mgr.  Aro.  Daily  _    Kaslo  8.30. a. in.   South Fork  9.36 a. in.   Sproulo's ���������'  9.51 a, m. - Whitewater     "  10.03 a. m.   Bear Lako        "  10.18 a. in.   McGuigan  10.38 a. m. Cody Junction    "  10.50 a, in.   Sandon -  ���������    Leave  '  Going East.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     3.15 p.m.  2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.48 p.m.-  1.33 p m.  1.12 p.m.  1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leavo 11.00 a. in.'Sandon  Arrive 11,20 n. in. Cody--  Arrive ll;!5a. m.  Leave 11,25 a. ni.  Kor  rates and  information - ppply at tho  Company s ofllces.  ROBT. IRVING,       GEO. V. COPELAND. :  2W) G. F. & P. 4, Superintendent.  NORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY,  THE FAST LINE  ���������.   SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada  Direct" Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS ,  depart,  .8:25 p. in,  .7:00 a. m.  No. 1 West,.  No. 2 -East,..  Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific  S. &.. Company.  For information^ time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  _      SPOKANE, WASH.  A. D. CHARLTON,-     ~  Asst. Genl. Fass. Agent.  '-   No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  I'ortland, Oregon.  esr Write for new map of the Kootenay country. 531  THE   MOTOR'S   CHAIN   MiDE   IT  THE SHORTEST  "TRANSCONMNTiL     ROUTE..  It i.s I he .Most .Modern lu Equipment.   .  It I* thc Ilcnvim Bulled line.  It lia������t a Itock Km last Itoa������ll>ei|.  II Crosses iVo Sana Ilcssrrti*.  It Is the Only tine Ituunlng   Luxurious  <;inl>  ISooni Cars.  II Is .Voli-d for the t'ourtesy of lis Employe*.  It is' thc Only l.lnc Serving Meal*  un the  a lit Carte  I'lan.  THROUGH   THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.    .  Attractive Tours during Sensou of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magoificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  Leave 9.20 a.m. NELSON" Arrive 5-35 p-m.  ''    12:00 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:50   "  "    3.00 a.m. SPOKANE   "    6.40 p.m.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  From Montreal.  Nuniidi.in���������Allan Line  Oct. 2  Carthaginian���������Allan I.iiu: Oct. i)  Scotsman���������Dominion Line Oct. 2  I^xhrador���������Dominion Lino Oct. 0  Lake Huron���������Heaver Line Oct. G  Like Ontario���������Heaver Line Oct. 13  Krom New York.  Teutonic���������White Star Line Oct ,VJ  Briltiaiiic���������White Star Line Oct. 20  Paris���������American  Line -. Oct. 20  St. Paul���������Amciican Line Oct. 8  CamiBinia���������Cunard Line '....."��������� Oct. 30  Lucania���������Cunard Line Oct. 115  Mongolian���������Allan State Line Oct. 15  State of Nebraska���������Allan SL-Ue Line Oct. I  Kriii-land���������lied Stir Line Oct. 13  Ken--iiifrton���������I Jed Star Line Oct. 20  Cabin, 515,850. SWP STO. ??0 and upward*.  Intermediate,.?������ and upward".  Steerage. $23.50 and upwards.  Pa^engers ticketed through to .ill points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all part- of the European continent.  Prep.'ii'I-p.'L-is.'ige'-arranged frum all itoint-.  Apply  to  GKO.  S.  HKKIt.   C.P.'lL  Ticket  Agent. Xel-on. or to.     WILLIAM STITT.  (554)   General Agent, C.1MC Oflice.-!, Winnipeg.  0.R&R  i; *  For maps, tickets and complete infoimation  call on or address Agents, K.- & S. Ky., C. & K  S. Nav. Co., N. & F. S. lly., or  , ������:. <;. IH.YO.V, Kcncrnl Agent.  Spokane, Wash.  V. I. WIIII'XKY, ������. V. A T. A.. .  .351 St. Paul, Minn:   '  Spokane0 Falls <fc  Northern Rfy.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and-Eossland and  Spokane and Eossland.  (Daily Except, Sunday)  Passengers for Kettle ltfver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus withStagn  Daily.  Shortest and Quickest    ��������� .  .   Route to  CoeuiM.1 Alene mines. Palonse, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla, linker City Mines,  Portland, San Francisco. Cripple Creek  jrold mines and all points East and  .South. Only line Kast via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer tickets to En-  rope and other foreign countries.  Lkavk  7:15 p. m.  Daily  r.l'i a. in.  Daily  SI'OKAXE TIME SCtlKDCLi:     AIIKIVK  F.vstM.ul���������WaliaWalia   . ,.      -  Portland.  San Fraiict.-co   i'-\������ *-In-  IJakcr City and the ca.-t.  j    J'al,y  Loc.m. Mail ��������� Coeur d'!  Alene1-". Karmington. Gar- j 0:15 p. m.  field. Colfax.PuUman and |    Daily  Moscow. !  For through tickets ana further information  apply at-O. It it X. Co.'.-. oflice,  430 Itivtr.-ide avenue.  I SJ Ka-t Columbia avc  Spokane, Wash.      |        Ito������land. B. C.  I. C.iMniEM,. i       H. 31. Adams.  General Agent.       1 Tra v. F. and 1*. Agent.  XV. II. Hi-Ki.ut-RT. General Pas=. Agent.  UG1 I'ortland, Oregon.  'AV THE MINER, iNELSON. B. C., SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 1897.  k'-r'*  )-  kJ  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  tho nominal bum of SI is to be understood.  NrlMon.  Oct 21-  Florence, Aspen, Molly Gibson, Achilles 200���������  ���������Notice of cancellation  agreement "bet  R W  Willey and U H Pope.  Oct 22���������  Stanley���������A Mathcson to L Kohlhagcn, J, 8425.  Minnie, Palouse-H M Vincent to W Stables,  i, 9200.  Bodminland-W P Smith to D D Blrks.  Scranton���������B M Collings to same.  Oct 25-  Caty���������II Duhamcl to W J Oopcl, $150.  Gold Dollar-J AV Harkness to V A Purdjr  and G H Dowling, J, ?25.  Royal Canadian, Colorado, Nevada���������S Roy  to J B McDougall, (10,000.  Oct 20-  Copperoplas���������S McDonald to F McCarthy, 1.  Comstock���������F McCarthy to S McDonald, }.  Hillside, Alaska���������J C Hooker, A H Adams  and K J Palmer vs XV Mooic, notice sent to  quiet title, -  Robroy (all), Arrow, J-H C Pollock to J Robertson.  Rob Roy���������J Robertson to M F Crahen, i.  Oct 27- .     ���������  Great  Boulder   Fraction���������E Wilson  to H  Wilson.  Oct 28-     , .  T V H, Nelson, Xrnold-E II Hughes to XV A  Allen, i.  Same���������Same to A Ferguson, J.  Florence C���������W Roberts, n fk Salmon r 3 ml  fm Erie, formerly Yankee Girl.  Simlia���������N Lamanna, Bear ck, 250 ft n C & K.  Oct 25-  Original���������J Rossean, n fk Salmon r, 3 mi fm  N&FS Ry.  Gladys���������XV Evans, S mi w Nelson.  Gladstone���������A Thorn, Toad mt, 1 mi fin Hall  mines, extn Tiger.  Number Ono���������D S Tusse, 2 ml up Dog ck.  Number Two���������Same, same.  Silver Tip���������J S Weed, Salmon nit on n e fk  Little Sheep ck.  Mamey���������J J Driscoll, A McDonald, 4i mi s  Nelson.  Oct 27-  Klondike���������S J Smith, h fk Deer ck.  Columbia���������D M Clark, 2 mi s Craiglown.  Imperial���������British American G M Co, C & K  Ry, 8 mi fin.  Oct 28-  Stillivaii Fraction���������W GrillUhs, n fk Salmon  r, 1 mi fm Craigtowu.  Uadonaoh���������N Campbell, Copper nit, ad.i Aid-  phion.  Mining News.  STOLE THE CHILD.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  Kossland.  Oct 20-  Ruth and Esther���������Robert Ncill to J C Uix  and F B Rice, 1-16.  Grand Junction J, Red Jacket i, Black Ti  rate 1���������Richard McCloskcy to S Lcfcbrine.  Oct21--  Golden Butterfly���������T S Gilmour to A D Provand,  Oct 23-  Esther and Ruth���������Robert Neil to thc Ruth  Esther Gold Mining company, 9-16.  Esther, Ruth���������J A Stout lo Ruth Esther Gold  Mining company, J..'    "~  Esther, Ruth-C E Grove to Ruth Esther  Gold Mining.company, J.  Esther, Ruth -J C Hix, F B Ricker to Ruth  Esther Gold Mining company, 1-16.  Johannesburg���������Jno Wallace to R E Brown, }.  Black Jack-Jos Ward to John Scllars, $250.  Oct 25-  Gold Bar���������Seized by sheriff to recover, 83,-  865.16, amount of judgments obtained by Km-  mercon G Cooley, Francis M Davis and Leslie  Belor. . Sale will occur Nov 10, at 11 a m, at the  mining recorder's office.  Boundary���������George Willard to J K Macdonald, J.  Johnnie���������Patrick Sullivan  to M B White,  1, 82.000.  Oct 26-    _  Thc Fred Arlhifr��������� Goiug to Ernst Kennedy.  New Denver.  Oct 13-  Fairy Queen���������W. A Swan to F XV Wright, }.  Same���������Same to M Watson.  Washington Fraction���������E H Tomlinson to thc  Washington Mining Co, i.  Dump Fraction���������M J Sweeney to Native Silver Bell Mining Co.  Annie C���������W H Brandon to C Kloeppcr, J.  C & K���������Same to same, same. '  Oct 15-  J IC���������W H Robertson to Lee Coombs, i.  Kelso, Cazubassua Fraction, Kilmrc Fractioii  ���������Donald Bremner to West Kootenay (B Cl Exploring and Mining Co.  . Oct 19-  Eureka, Mineral Hill���������Bruce While to J S C  Fraser, i, 87,000.  Flood Fraetion-F A Wood to E H Thomlinson.  Lone Jack���������C J Porter, same to same.  " Rattler���������David Whitely to Jack Aylwin, J.  Bonanza King Fraction, Npble. Five Fraction, Evan E Ward to The Noble Five Consolidated Mining and Milling Co, $10,  Knoxvillo Fraction, World's Fair Fraction���������  F C Baker to The Noble Five Consolidated M  & M Co, same, same.  . Maud E Fraction���������G B McDonald to same,  same, same.        '  Oct 20- ���������  -   The Vancouver Fraction���������Wm Lewis to The  Vancouver Group Mining Co.  .  O.ie day last week the big blast furnace of the Hall Mines smelter turned  out 26 tons of matte from Silver King  ore, in 24 hours.  Hossland added another mine to its  shipping list last Saturday. It was the  Little Joe, in the south belt near the  Crown Point. One carload of ore went  to the Trail smelter and it is expected to  run in the neighborhood of $50. Five  men are employed at the mine and the  main tunnel is in about 115 feet.  The wagon road to the Ymir mine ba  been completed and one of the first things  taken over it was lumber for buildings to  accommodate an . increased force of men  who will be put to work in the near  future. A new hoisting plant has been  added nnd the mine otherwise improved.  A large quantity of ore is on the dump.  The first carload of ore from the  Mount Adams group near Sandon, operated by The Adams, British Columbip  Co., Ld., has been put through the Kaslo  Sampler, averages 95.5 oz. silver, 65.5  per cent lead. The ore hns been shipped  on to the Omaha, Grant smelter at  Omaha.  Work is being pushed on the new  roaster and reverberatory furnaces at the  Hall Mines smelter and they are expected  to be completed in about two months.  Some lead0bres are now being.received  from the Slocan and will be used in a  trial run of the old 130 ton furnace which  has been altered for the treatment of  lead ores. This smelter will probably  be running steadily in the near future.  The Eagle mine near tbe famous Slocan  Star is turning out well under the direction of Manager Watte, for a Toronto  company. Iu the first tunnel there are  six iuches of clean ore and between six  and eight feet of concentrating ore that  carries from 150 to 200 ounces iu silver  per ton. Between 10 and 12 men are  employed and the mine is being put into  a shipping condition.  The Hall Mines directors report the  results of the company's smelting operations during a period of 32 days ending  30th September;- 6210 tons of ore were  smelted, yielding 522 tons matte, containing (approximately) 249 tons copper,  141,8(10 oz. silver, 98 02. gold. .The  directors also notify payment of the  dividend on the preference shares for the  year ending 30tb September, at 7 per  cent, per annum.  Roberts Is Arrested Upon Complaint  or  0 His Wire.  A somewhat sensational ease "was  developed last Tuesday by the arrest  of a man named Roberts, on a warrant  sworn out by his wife at Kaslo.  It appears that Roberts and his wife  while living in Idaho, failed to agree  and Lhat domestic discord led to the  flight of Mrs. Roberts, who took her  baby boy with her. Mr. Roberts was  of the opinion that she did not go  alone and started out to search for  her. . After a long separation he  finally located her in Kaslo. They met  and talked and then thc husband took  his turn at disappearing, taking thc  child with hiiu. He came to Nelson  and was about to go to work for the  smelter company when he was  arrested uppn the charge stated.  Will Bnpply Light.  Sir Charles Boss, of the West Kootenay Power aud Light company in speak*  ing witb a representative of The Mineb  this week, said that' his attention hod  been called to a statement that his company was not going to supply light. v He  wishes it understood that the West  Kootenay Power and Light Co. will be  prepared about January 1 to supply  power, light and heat whenever needed.  It is not their intention to enter into  competition with existing electric light  companies,  Aiuasemcats.  The musical entertainment to have  been given by Miss World and Miss La  Dell at the Fire Hall last Thursday  evening has been postponed until Tuesday November 16. The postponement  was due to an accident on the Canadian  Pacific railway in which Miss World's  mother was'slightly injured..  The Australian Variety and Concert  Co. will appear in Nelson on November  10 and 11. Australian papers speak in  highest terms of their performance.  RETURNS FOK1897 UP TODATfi.  ORE KXPOBTSD.  From Slocan via Kaslo 27.200}  Slocan via Nakuap  4150  Kossland via Northport 9.347}  Rossland via Nelson     52  Tons...'.  10,750  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.$ 2,476,034.97  "     Revelstoke (Nakusp)..:     437.827.81  Average value per ton, 971.184  2.013,802.81  PBODUCI 07 SMELTERS,  . (Shipped)  TOHB  Nelson (Hall Mine*) Matte... 22981  Trail Smelter Matte    45641  Total value, 93.530.806.25  "    "  nf ore and mattecxportod, 96,444,529.05  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Ketwnu 8lae������ East Week*  VIA    NORTHPORT.  Iron Mask G M Co to U.S.A   Total value, 9870.  No returns of ore shipments were received  from Kaslo or Nakusp by the' Nelson oflice this  week. No returns nave been received from  Nakusp since the oflice was created.  MATTE AND BULLION.  - (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Mattel      80  ."    Bullion, 81 oz.  " , Pig copper. 1,100 lbs.  Total Value $79,253.08  J. P. WEIR  NELSON LOTS  TKeGlothier  And Men's  Outfitter  *  has just received a large  shipment' Of Imported,  Natural Wool  UNDERWEAR  Each piece stamped with  size and where manufactured.    The best goods  at lowest prices   Inspect -  before buying elsewhere.  J. F. WEIR  Turner & Boeckh  Block, near the  Hand Stand.   771  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  27      28       29       30  ...58 ...W5...58I....581  Business Personals.  \\1 kinds of wire rope and cable splicing ueatly done. Address, S. Sieftes,  care of this oflice.   .  ";  Slocan lily.  Oct 12-  .  .  Lost Jack-A Balderton to,W T Meldrum, i.  Mount No 3���������Henry Dunohel to Joseph Dun-  ohcl.  Howard Fraction, Tiger, .Tiger Fraction,  Bland and Deadwood���������J M M Benedum, W-L  Price, V C Racliff, A E Teeter, H L Curtis and  J W Kyle to the British Canadian Gold Fields  . Exploration, Development and Investment Co.  Oct 14-  ' ' ,  Baker Fraction���������1) D McC ill vary to Angus  McGillvary. ���������-  Oct 15���������  Columbia No'5���������Karncst Harcup to J T Beau-  chensc.  Somerset���������Louis Hcckmman to Hugh Sutherland. '  Columbia No. 5���������J T Beaucheiisc to Hugh  Sutherland, }.  Two Friends���������Con Murphy to Kd Murphy.  'Oct 16-  1    Charming  Widow���������Jackson   RadclitT "to  T  Henderson, \.  North Star���������Henry Reichart and" K B Dunlop to T Henderson, J.  Rawhide���������Henry licit-hurt and K B Dunlop  to T Henderson, J.  '   Lone Dutchman���������J C Butler to T Henderson, 3.  Tom Boy���������K B Dunlop to T Henderson, ii.  Oct 18- .    , - . '.���������  Exchange, Victoria No 4, Skoocuin and Silver  -   Plate���������Jas Morris to Sir Chas Tupper.  Exchange, Victoria No 4, Skoocum' and Sil-  . ' ver Plate���������XV K Boie and Martin Isaacson'to  Sir Chas Tupper.  Oct 19-  "   Eagle Brand���������X J Huber to J G Denar, J.  Nic Nac���������J E Tattersol to J G Denar, J.Oct 20-  Trenton  and Last Chance No   11���������"Walter  Clough and Peter Swan to Jas Cran.  , Quebec���������A R Johnston to William Harrison,  Fob Sale���������Two blinds, suitable for  store windows. Can be seen at Neelands  Bros., West Baker street....  Ladies of Nelson will be benefited by  the prices on dressmaking at Hair  Dressing, Manicuring and Dressmaking Parlors, Room 5, Hillyer Clements  Building.  J. O. Patenaude, late .of Henry Birks  & Sons, Montreal, has opened an optical  and watch repair Bhop in the McKillop  block, on Baker street, and will be ready  for business on November 1st. He guarantees all work.  Cheap raweiwer 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 oii',  G. K. Taokabury,    or    H.M. Adams,  Ag't N. & F. S. By.   Trav. Pass. & F'ght Ag't.  Nelson, B.C.      No. 30 East Columbia Ave,  (782) Rossland, B.C.  Oct.-        26  Silver 58  (Bar)  LEAD 3.87}.3.87}..3.87}.3.87}..8.87}  Oct. 30-Exchange, 93.921.  Wka Knows This  On Thursday of last week a man fell  from the Northern Pacific train, Garrison  Montana, and was picked up the next  morning, insensible. A first class ticket  from Rossland to Reviere Du Loup and  bearing the name of Dennis Caron was  found in his pocket. . The' unfortunate  man! was taken to Deer Lodge, Montana.  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  Companies.  No. of  Shares  An Editorial Hew.  F. C. Cotto/i, -editor of the Vancouver  News-Advertiser-honored ^Nelsonwith a  visit this week. He says that the city is  a very fine place and is destined to be  the: most important commercial,point in'  Kootenay. He finds. a strong feeling  against the present government and |  believes that there is no doubt but that  it will be "snowed under" at the next  election. Mr. Cotton's trip through  the Kootenay is one of recreation and  information and he expresses himself as  being pleased with all he has seen. He  left for Rossland yesterday morning and  from there will return home. .���������  WANTED,  House suitable for a restaurant  or lodging house.    Address,  ' L. and D. 1528 Pacific Ave.  785 Spokane,������Wash.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  Xelson.  Oct 22-  Frce Gold���������N N- Nattstead, n fk Wild Horse  ck, formerly Tellcfon.  Cornucopia���������Same, same, formerly. Mastiff.  Mod S-A B Irwin, fks Barrett ck.  Virginia���������R McCormiek, J mi up e fk Rover  ck, formerly International.  -   Granite���������T J Lendruin, nr hd" Kokanee ck,  formerly Jlontercv.  Monterey���������J Morrissey, same formerly Granite.  Oct 23- '  X Fraction���������G R G O'Driscoll, Morning mt,  adj Algonio.  Highland Mary���������R "W Crate.  XV Berwick"  Rush mt, w s n fk Salmon 1.  Highland Laadic���������Same, suae.  Billc Singlchurst���������R W Craig, slide ck, at n  fk Salmon r.  Thira Relief���������XV Berwick, n fk Salmon r, 1}  mi fm Copper ck.  For Sale Cheap.  Desirable Cottage  Apply  On Latimer Street,  office.    .   -  to this  786.  itirnirtTfvnmf  Price, 50 Cts.  ���������    NELSON.  Hall Mines..-.'.     800,006  Exchequer  1,000,000  ,- ROSSLAND.  Alberta..........  Beaver   Big Three   Butte   Brit. Can. Goldfields  B.C.Gold King..  Bluebird   Bruce   Caledonia Con   California   C.&C   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander.   Crown Point   Deer Park   Delacola   Delaware   Eastern Star   Enterprise   Eric   Evening Star.:.,.  Georgia-   Gertrude   Giant   Goldeii Drip   Golden Queen   Great Western'...'  Hattie Brown   Helen   High Ore   Homestake   Idaho'....'..'   Imperial..........  Iron Horse   Iron Mask   IXL.   Independent    Josie   Jumbo   Knight Templar.-.  Kootenay-London  LeRolt. *.........  Lily May   Mayflower   Monita   Monte Cristo.   Morning Star.....  Nest Egg   Northern Belle ,.,  Novelty.   O.K.........   Palo Alto,,..,.....  Phoenix   Poorman  ,  Red Mountain-view  R. E. Lee...........  Red Point.   Rochester-.'. .v  Rossland, Red Mt  liossland Star....,  St. Elmo   St Paul   Silverine.l   Sou'n Cross* XV con  Sultana   Trail Mining Co  Union   Virginia..   War Eaglet   Wont I* Roi....  White Bear   Young British Am'n  Par  Value  Prico.  1  1 60  *uuuiiiiua*  The First  History of  Nelson^  Portions of this work,.  *    -  Appeared in the columns  of.,    ..      -  The MiNfeRs  in September  and October,  THU  tv  IS.work   consists of   a   nicely  bound   book   of  twenty-four pages of the early history of Nelson  and the West Koote- jtf nay District, and busi  ness and biographical g&^F sketcKes of men,  cor  porations and firms of5**^^ Nelson. While we doc  not claim that the his- ^B tory is absolutely correct in every particur ^^f 'ar> 'l furnishes some  valuable information \ ^ about the early settlement, growth and development of Nelson and its  vicinity.     Only a limited number of copies on hand.  AINSWORTH.  Dellie   Ellen   1,000,000  75o,ooo  3,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  600,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  2,5oo,ooo  Soo,ooo  7 00,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  l,ooo,ooo  1,500,000  .500,000  1000,000  1000.000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  2,800,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  600,000  '   500,000  1.000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  - 700,000  500,000  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  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  2,000.000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  -500,000  5oo,ooo  1,000.000  2,500  600,000  5oo,ooo  500,000  5oo,ooo  2,000,000  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  ill 12s  90 10  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  .1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  loo  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  ���������^1-00  5 00  1 00  loo  loo  loo  .1 00  1 00  loo  loo  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  loo  100  loo  loo  1 00  loo  loo  loo  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  l 00  1 00  BATCHELDER & KADISH,  ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.  Gold and Gold Ores Melted, Refined and Bougnt  P. O. Box 1795.      Spokane, Wash, jj  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G.  Oicksl  local agent for addition A to the tov  site of Nelson, intending purchasers)  lots or parties  wishing informaticj  plans or price list of the addition  please apply to hini.  100 F. C. INNES.  KOOTENAY HOTE  Tvan  QKBancszcaD''*  Stamford & Co.  SANITARY  PlumbinG  Fitting and Heating.  All Work Guaranteed.  No. 1 Selous Block,      Victoria Street,  .   NELSON, B.C. . (7������!)  NOTICE.  For Sale by  The Miner Ptg. & Pub. Co.  Nelson  British Columbia  The First  History of  Nelson^)  BOUNDARY.  Old Ironsides   CAMP   MCKINNBT,  Cariboo*...........  RKVKLSTOKIC.  Orphan Boy   SLOCAN.  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Eagle   Idler   Kootenav-Columbia  Minnesota   Noble Five Con..  Rambler Con....  Reco.'. -.   Slocan Star   Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington   NORTHPOKT.  Red Top... ......  1,000.000  800,000  700,000  900,000  5o,ooo  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  loo  1,000,000  1.200,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  50,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  l.booiooo  0 07  0 17 .  000  0 01}  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 05  0 05J  0 05  022  0 15  046,  0 12  0 01}  0 12  0 10  020  003 '  0 n  0 16  0   8  0 15  0 15  0 16  020  OU  0   7  0   t  001  0 07}  0 1^  030  12)  006  082}  ���������0 50-  0   5}  0 10  900  0 12  0 13}  0 19  005}  008  0 10  0   2  -   001  009  0 18  009  0 10  0 12]  010  . 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 lands situate  in the West Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing . at Charles William .Pauley's  Initial post and marked Alexander Koss' N. 10.  C, thence south 10 chains, thence wost 80  chains, thence north to the bank of the Columbia River, thence following the bank of thc  said.[River to the point of commencement,  containing 320 acres more or less.  ALEXANDER ROSS.  llth October, 1897. 777  Mrs. Mary Mallette, Proj  First Class Dining Room.    No Chi]  meu.   All white help.  ACCOMMODATIONS, 81.00 per dnl  Vernon Street,        708       Nelson, B.J  Music Lessoi)]  Mrs. Morley is prepared to recel  pupils for Piano, Violin or OrgJ  Apply at ThoniKon Stationery t'o'������ StJ  Nelson.  KOOTENAY   LAI  SAW niLL  Nelson   Office  and  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREETl  Builders are ihvited to inspect  stock of  Rough  and  DresseJ  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILL1  G. 6. JUichaifai}  NOTICE.  ���������eby given that sixty days  to applv-to the Chief C01  Is and VVorks for pennies:  I ������-sSIS������-������������~������iil������Si-4*  Sweet  Oaporal  es  STANDARD  OF THE WORLD  Kinney Bros.  NEW YORK.  Notice is hereby  date I intend  sioner of Lands and Works for pennies:,  purchase the following described land sill  in thc West Division of Kootenay District!  Commencing at a Post planted on thc 1  bank of tho Columbia. River, on the  boundary of Lot 301, marked William Ai  son's S.E.C... thence north 40 chains, til  west 80 chains, thenco south to the north f  of the Columbia River, thence following  said bank of the river in an easterly dire]  to the point of commencement, containii|  admeasurement 320 acres more or less.  WILLIAM ANDERSOK  15th October, iqjff. .   776. j  NOTICE Ol' ASSIGNMENT.  Pur.snnnt  to   Creditors Tra*t   Deed*]  and Amending Acti.  NOTICE is hereby given  that William  Graham, of Nelson, 111 tho Province of Bil  Columbia, merchant, has by deed dated!  day of October, 1807, assigned all his  per  estate, credits and effects which may be si  and sold under execution and nil his real c|  to H. 6. Neelands, of. thc city of Nelson,  chant, for the purpose of satisfying rntfl  and jiroportionatcly and without preforenl  priority his creditors.   Tho snid deed wtf  edited by thc said W. II. Graham on thc|  day of October, 1897, and by tho said II. G.  lands on thc 15th day of October, 1897.  ' All persons having claims against the]  W. H. Graham arc - required to forward L  ticulars of the same, duly verified, to the|  H. G. Neelands at thc City of Nelson, on <  fore tho fifteenth day of November. 1987J  all persons indebted to the said W. H. Gra|  are requested to -pay such indebtedness I  said H. G. Neelands forthwith.  Dated tho 15th day of October, 1897. '  ���������H. G. NEELANDS, Trustl  A meeting of the creditors of the said Vf  Graham will be held at thc offices of Bbv  Senkler, Nelson, B. C. on Saturday the -^J  of October, 1897, at 11 of tbe clock in the]  noon. II. G. NEELANDS  775 Trij  C^JUST  OPENED <-������  loo  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  loo  lo 00  loo  loo  loo  -loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  . 1 00  50  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  026  .0 15  005  010  005  020  010  008  OU  020  0 IB  008}  0 11  0  7}  .0 06}  0 52}  0 08  015  0 15  020  0 12}  1 75  2 75  0 03}  0.25  0 10  KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO.  WHOLESALE  Groceries and Commission Merchai  CARNEY BLOCK,  BAKER STREET,  783  NELSON,  RIGHT GOODS  AND  RIGHT PRICES.-^  {Dividend* paid to date are as followi: Le  Roi, 9525.000; War Eagle, 1187,000; Cariboo,  $150,000; Idaho 9152,000; Slocan Star, fSSO.OOO;  Hmo 9150.000: Rambler 940,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Five hare also  paid dividends. '   .  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that airly day������ ofter  'orks for p  ,     . .  ._  ing described  in the West Division of Kootenay District, viz:  date I intend to-apply  sioner of Lands and Works for  purchase the folio-win.  intend' to ��������� appljr to the Chi   orperpali  described land situate  -omiris-  sslon to  'Commencing at a Post marked Charles  William Pardey's N. WJC, planted on the south  bank-of the Columbia'River, about 2} miles  above Robson, thence south 40 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence north to the bank of thc  Columbia Riveif; thence following the bank of  the Columbia River to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres jnore or less.  CBARLX8 WILLIAM PAEDEY. ,  Ut&Cctobar.UK. m  Well Selected Diamonds, Pearls and OJ  In Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, etc. J  NEW ASSORTMENT OF SILVERWARE    <8>  <1   9   ALL WATCH:\REPAIRINQ GUARANTJ  ���������ii -  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson, B.  GOAL!    COAL!   COAL!  Having been appointed agents for the Northern Pacific Coal Oor  any orders left with us will have prompt attention.  UOIBLE & O'EEILLY, Baker St., Nell  -.;    We  are also agents for the Victor Oil  Co., Ltd., manut'acttj  Monarch Cylinder Grease (Solidified Cylinder Oil), Monarch Lut'  (or Solidified Oils), Insurance Company of North America,   Th*) I[  Insurance Company,   Ltd., of London,   England,   The Canada A|  Assurance Company.  ... Plate Glass Assurance . . .

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