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The Miner Nov 27, 1897

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 SJ  ���������>v.  Y*Pk  :'YM  V  Whole Numbek 379.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Nov.-27,-1897  Price Five Cents  'EVERYBODY THMFUL.  THE  HOLIDAY  WAS   GENERALLY  OBSERVED IN NELSON.  Sonic or the Blowing* Whieh People arc  Alleged to bcThaiik-  '.- fill for.'  Thanksgiving day was generally observed in Nelson and all business houses  were closed before the noon hour.  Services were held in all the churches  and were largely attended. In the  evening the Presbyterian and Baptist  churches united in a concert Avhich  Avas pronounced by those present to be  the finest of its kind ever heard in. the  city. The talent was entirely local and  was thoroughly appreciated. Rev. R.  Frew acted as chairman and his witticisms added much to the evening's entertainment.  Duck shooting, coasting and skating  were among the sports of the day and  as the weather was line, they were  thoroughly enjoyed. Two good sized  ponds on the water front had frozen  evenly and furnished good ice for  skating. In thc evening the Maple  Leaf Social Club gave a dance in the  Carney block that was attended by  about -fifty couples and was pronounced to be a brilliant success.  Nelson people have many things to  be thankful for, not the   least  among  which is the fact tnat they   are living  in Nelson.   Tho tide of  prosperity  is  flowing this way and as it is not  accompanied with anything in; the nature of a boom, the danger .of a recoil  or set back is very remote"   Ten times  as many mining properties in the immediate vicinity of Nelson, more than  last year, are producing and the general outlook isgood.   The commercial  interests   of   the   city   are   assuming  large proportions and it is nov/. recognized as   the   general   center  of   the  Kootenay couutry. For all these bless-  ,, ings   are   Nelson      people    thankful.  -There are many individual causes for  .,' thankfulness and the following have  been suggested as probable causes that  -  the people named should be impressed  with a sense of kindness received:  Mayor Houston���������For that ������2000 salary. .  Gov't. Agent Goepel���������That he  only  does two men's work.  J. A. Gilker���������That the post office is  doing a big business.  J. Fred Hume���������That,his  built of green lumber.  K. C. Traves���������That the   fire   didn't  touch him.  Geo. Bigelow���������That he knows  how  |��������� '���������to handle fires this side.^--_-l r.   Steve White���������That ��������� he  is   popular  with the hoys; ���������  .  " " -A. J. Marks���������That  the Hall. Mines  will declare a dividend.  Proprietor Phair���������That he runs a  Phair hotel.  rC. E. Race���������That his ambition has  been realized in the editorial chair of  the greatest paper on earth in Rossland.  ���������   II. .M/Vincent���������That Iris goods have  arrived.   ; =  It. Hurry���������That his restaurant is as  good a producer as his 49 claim.  Edgar Lemon���������That he is city inspector, at S's per.  City Clerk Sealey���������For the opportunity of getting even with the wood  dealers. - ������  C. Hillyer���������That there are other  fields to conquer-up north.  Fred  Irvine���������That    burglars    are  the water system,  increased.  Deputy   Registrar   Simpkins  he wrote out his own license.  A. H. Fischer���������That banquets come  occasionally.  J. Hamilton���������That C. P. R. detectives are efficient.  C. Donogh���������That he will soon be  able to show Nelson people what skating really is.  F. C. Gamble���������That coal is hot stuff.  Jacob Dover���������That he has more  help.  J. A. Turner���������To get back to Nelson.  J. McCreath���������That his recent purchase is Delightful.  Many others���������That Nelson is a warm  town.  THE GAS COMPANY MAY OPERATE  UNDER CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS.  Must Annually. Pay (he Cily a Percentage  of   11*   Gross  Earnings.���������  Council Matters.  Mining News.  ���������A boiler will be pnt in at once to run  the compressor plant and will be in  operation by December 1. The compressor will be run to operate the drills.  The lower tunnel of the Poorman will bo  driven to tap the old vein at a depth of  425 feet. Owing to the scarcity of wnter  the mill will liot start np until the eDd of  April although' there are now about 500  tons of White ore on' the dump which  will average over 820 to the ton. Work  under the contracts has already been  started and.it is expected that 2000 tons  will be taken out during the winter.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  Last  EVENTS   OP   INTEREST   IN  AROUND NELSON.  AND  The meeting of the B. C. Smelting and  Refining Co. takes place nt Trail next  Tuesday.  The Ruthie Bell group, bonded a few  weeks ago to L. E. Booker is said to be  showing up well under development.  A special meeting of the shareholders  of the Slocan Surprise Mining Co. Will  be held at Kaslo on Friday December 24.  The trail up Kokanee creek to Lemoii  creek has been completed and is being  used by people owning property in that  district for the purpose of getting in  supplies. i  Owing to the extreme danger from  slides the Red Fox mine at the head of  Best Basin, has beeu obliged to close  down, and will not attempt to resume  work before spring.  The British-American Corporation Ld.  has purchased 17 of the 19 claims iu the  Algonquin group near Christina lake.  The price .was $50,000. ,  Thomas G. Elgie, claimingto represent  an English syndicate/is making a proposition to Rossland people to erect an ore  reduction works to cost 81,000,000 and capable of treating S7 ore at a profit.  Hugh Sutherland, owner of the Columbia and Summerset claims on Dayton  At the meeting of the city council last  Monday afternoon all members were  present except Alderman Dow. One of  the first thiugs that came up for consideration was a report from the committee  on public works in relation to the application of tho Kootenay Gas Light &  Power Co. for a franchise in Nelson.  The report imposed a number of conditions but recommended that the franchise  be granted.   The report was' adopted.  Among the specifications of the report  was a clause  making  tho  life   ofthe  franchise 10 years.   Further conditions  were as follows:   that the city have the  right to purchase at a sum to.be arrived  at by arbitration, plus a fair per cent for  interest and investment; that thecom-  pany"pay to the city.two per cent on its  gross earnings the first   year, three per  cent the second year and five per cent  the following years; that the site of the  works be subject to the approvpl of the  approval  of the city council; that the  pipes be laid on cross streets and alleys  excepting where impracticable and then  by permission from the council; that a  bond be given for all   repairs to   the  streets subject to the approval ot the  city eugineer; that tho ,'gns he supplied  at a cost not to exceed 82.50 per thousand;  that a bond be given to  the city that  A NEW DEPARTURE.  Subscribers  for   tbe  Brier   Mention    <T   IIiipiienliiKS  In   the  .   o District During ��������������������������������� I"ast  Seven Days.  nothing within  a few weeks,  week there were 10 new locations.  A Frenchman likes his native wines,  a German likes his beer, an Irishman  likes his whiskey straight, because  gives hini cheer, an Englishman  his'alf and'all', because it gives him  dizziness, but an American has no  choice at all���������he drinks the whole   bus-i-ness.���������Kootenaian.  it  likes  tfork be commenced Jn 90 days and be  completed in nine months from date of  tho franchise.  A petition from F. E. Emerson et. nl.  for the opening of Victoria street from  Josephine to. Cedar, streets' was referred  to the committee on public works. The  petitioners desire tb have.the road made  passable for teams.  ' Bills to the amount of $1240.53 were  audited and   ordered  pain.     They  in  to   SI oclt   Scented  Amount Invested.  The Bright Prospects Gold Mining and  Development company, limited, was  organized in Nelson last Tuesday with a  capital stock of $1,000,000 iu 81 shaies.  The officers elected" are Jonh Dorsey,  president;'H. M.Vincent, vice president;  H. R.Bellamy, managing director; Geo.  L. Robinson, secretary, and James  Lawrence, treasurer.  A notable feature in ths new company  which is wholly, a new departure from  ordinary  methods, is that 250,000 shares  of stock will be secured for 10 cents per  share for 90 Jays in the Bank of B.C.  That is that if at the end of 90 days any  subscriber should be" dissatisfied with his  investment, he can go to the bank and  draw out the  money he has invested at  the rate of 10. cents per share. The shares  are to be placed on the market at 10  cents so that subscribers will have the  opportunity    of realizing  on   any   appreciated value and yet be secured for 90  days'on their original investment.    -  Arrangements1 have been made at the  mines, the Northern Light group on  Forty Nine creek, to work night and day  and there is. already sufficient food and  supplies on hand to keep the work going  until spring. Money will not be drawn  from the treasury to work the mine but  the amount realized on the sale of stock  will be used to put in a plant. It is the  intention to push the work ahead with all  possible speed."  creek, states that he has struck the ledge  ciuaed one for $115.25  from Newling &  TWO DAYS TO REGISTER  hotel   is  scarce.  AV. F. Teetzel���������That his clerks may  be relied upon to leave milk alone.  .  Frank Fletcher���������That he is buying  a cemetary for somebody else.  Rev. G. H. Morden���������That  there   is  an epidemic of marriages in Nelson.  J. A. Kirkpatrick���������For a large and  remunerative business.  A. O. Ewart���������For the present activ-  . ity in building.    .  Alderman Dow���������That  the  council  . does not meet every day.  O. Lund���������That he has a Klondyke  of his own,  P. E; Emerson���������That the Vernon is  in it.  A. H. Clements���������That he is not a  public officer.  West & Emerson���������That hlock heads  will not keep a house warm.  C.     Kingsley.   Burritt���������That  after  '   shooting a hole in his canoe Thursday  he was wise enough   to  plug  up   the  hole.  A. H. Kelly���������That the world is so  beautiful, especially on Toad mountain.  C. A. Wing���������That he can now "walk  from Kootenay lake to Lemon creek.  H, R. Bellamy���������That mining business is looking up. .  Chief of Police McKinnon���������That  notwithstanding the improvement of  ot the Evening Star and has got assays of  $20 in gold and 57 ounces in silver. ,  The citizens of Ymir; headed by the  Quartz Creek Miner, are engaged in getting up a petition for the construction of  a wagon road up Wild Horse creek to the  summit and perhaps to Kootenay   lake.  Superintendent Kehoe ot the California  mine on Toad mountain was up to see  the property last Tuesday and seemed to  be much pleased with everything. The  mine is looking well and will probably be  on the shipping list before spring.  Dabney &. Parker and Kennedy  Brothers-&-Purgold-of-Rossland-have.  purchased theTamarack group near Ymir.  The consideration was 360,000 in money  and stocks. The group consists of the  Tamarack, Dinner Bucket, Octopus and  Rucatam. A force of men has already  been put to work.  The stock holders of the Wonderful  Group mining company held a meeting  last Monday night in Spokane and a resolution was passed instructing the trustees to endeavor to effect au amicable settlement of the troubles of the company  aud to enter suit on the event ot a failure.  The meeting adjourned until January 17.  Winter  quarters have been completed  at the   Julius   Caesar   claim ou Toad  mountaiu and it is the intention of the  owners to work the claim steadily all  winter.   The quarters   include a cabin  and bunk house and a blacksmith shop.  The property is said to be looking first  class. .,  A CHANGE OF VENUE.  Co. tor extras on the.sewer work; $90.30'  from Breckinridge & Lund for extras pu  the water construction, also for 862.60  from McDonald & Co. and 813.00 from  the Vancouver Hardware Co. for buckets,  pails and ropes used at last Saturday's  fire.  Mr. Gamble submitted a bill of $G0 for  soundings made in the river but this was  laid over.  Newling & Co. were allowed $50.10 as  balance iu full on their sewer contract.  A' communication from Frank Fletcher,  land commissioner for the C. & K. Ky.  stated that he would adviso the council  ofthe price oflandselected-for-cemefcaryj  purposes, as soon as he could hear from  headquarters.  Breckinridge & Lund were allowed  8292.75 as balance in full of all demands  or their water construction contract.  A Communication from the board of  plumbing examiners recommending -certain amendments to the plumbing bylaw  was referred to the committee on , public  works.  The mayor stated that the Nelson  Electric Light Co. would have four lamp3  on Baker street this week aud the balance as soon as possible. ^_  The mayor was authorized to have slag  sprinkledou slippery sidewalks. '   "  Tho mayor was authorized to have all  exposed portions of the water mains  covered by earth or boxed fu. He stated  that the systcm'would he ready for the  water as soon as they could get tho pressure regulator. Water could ^bo turned  iu at Ward steet at anytime but not on  Carbonate or Mill.  Adjourned until Monday, November  29 at 3 p. m. *      ^  Only Twenty-live per cent, or the Voters"  '-'   Hnve Responded.  On Tuesday night, November 30,   at  6 o'clock p. m., the voters., list for thc  city of Nelson will be  closed ' and   all  those who are not registered will  not  be entitled to vote at the coming municipal election for Mayor and aldermen.   To register and   to   vote   is   a  duty which all good citizens,  having  the  right of  suffrage,   owe   both   to  themselves and to their fellow townspeople.   It is. something that should  not be neglected and there is only two  full days left in which it can   be. done.  So far, only about ���������150  persons-Have"  registered   and   this  list   should    be  swelled to 500 at least.   The ordinary  census calculation is that there is one  voter to five inhabitants,  and figured  at -3000 Nelson should have   a   voting  population-of 000.     If this is coirect  only 25 per cent' of  thc   voters   havo  registered.'  An election at their hands  would hardly be a fair   expression "of  tbo public   sentiment.     Every   voter  should feel the weight of tiie obligation and make haste to register, <���������>  H. Kehoe of Rossland was a visitor  to Nelson this week.  Rev. T. A. P. Frost of Trail was in  the city during the week.  W. G. Q'Laughlin of Winnipeg paid  Nelson a visit'last Monday.  .   George T. Kane, ex-mayor of Kaslo,  was in the city last Monday.  On Sunday morning a daughter was  born to the wife-of Mr. A. R. Sherwood.  . G. O. Buchanan of Kaslo returned  last Tuesday from a week's visit to the  coast.  ' II. Carey, largely interested in mines  at Arrowhead is registered at the  Phair.  Edward Maxwell of Montreal, C. P.  R. architect, was in Nelson during  the week. .  W. Martin of the hardware firm ; of  Martin Bros, at Rossland is a guest at  the Phair.   . '   ,.  J. Murray of Winnipeg, division  superintendent of the C. P. R. is stopping atthe Phair. j  Mrs. B. D. Anderson returned last  Saturday from a visit to hor parents  at Sprague, Wash..'  Bannell Sawyer B. C. L.', of the  Montreal Gazette, was a visitor to Nelson during the week.  Mrs. J.. I. Ingham and Miss Vivian  Ingham, mothor and niece of Mrs. J.  I. Whitcher left for Seattle last Wednesday.  Mrs. George S. Beer  left for   Brandon, Manitoba, last night, where she is  called by the sickness   of her  father, j  Dr. Fleming.  The resignation of Johu L. Retallack  as a member of the Kaslo board of  license commissioners appears in.this  week's Gazette, -\  ,, \V. S. Norman, President of the Spo-.  kano Electric Light Co., is at the  Phair. Mr. Norman ns interested in  some Toad mountain properties.  Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Oakes have  returned from an IS month's visit to  California and the eastern slates.  They intend",making their home permanently in Nelson.  Jacob Dover, the jaweler, hasi-jcrcased  ah"o i her  TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING-  An   Excursion  lo Slocnn   flty  Over   llie  Xcw  line.  The formal opening   of  the  Slocan  Lake branch of tho C. P. R. on  Wednesday, December 1 is to   be   ushered  in with an excursion  from Nelson to  Sloean City and return.   A single fare  is to be charged for thc round trip and  as the   distance is 45 miles the round  trip ticket will   probably   cost  about  $2.25.    It will give people   who   have  not seen Slocan lake an opportnnityof  seeing that magnificent body of water  aiucl also to participate in   thc   Slocan  City celebration,  Slocan City residents   havo   exerted  themselves in the   preparation., of . a  grand celebration which will include a -  banquet, a mineral exhibit and a general good >ime.     The  New   Denver  brass band has been  secured   for  the  occasion and it is expected that "there  will be a hot time  in   tho   old   town"  that day.   The train will leave Nelson  at 0 a. in. and the.trip to Slocau City  will consume 2 hours and 20 minutes.  The opening of this road is of  an im-  mence importance to bolh Slocan City  and to Nelson and it is expected that  many Nelson people will be:amongthe  excursionists. '  -  Orphan IJoj' Case.  The Orphan boy case has been decided   .  at Victoria. * Ha=kin, accused of defraud- .  ing tlie shareholders in the ciiminalcourt    ���������-  was acquitted.   Justice Drake said that  if foolish people would'buy dollar mining .  stock at 5 ceuts, the price of Orphan Boy :  shares before" theciash, they  must expect disaster.    Haskiu,  when a director,  bad voted himself ������150 a month salary as  manager when there waa $10 in tho treas-  ���������  ury.   He secured judgment   against tho  company, forced a sale of   the   property,---���������  and got back what he had  advanced the  company iu cash,-in all some $3,000 but  alL had been done legally.   The suit had  been instituted by  tbe attorney-general.   ���������-  A number of shareholders lost   hy   the  s-ileof lhe mine.  his   force   by the  practical jeweler  will  Peter   Costello   Thinks   lie   Cannot   Get  Justice in Kossland.  Edward Cronyn recently sued Peter  Costello for damages resulting from an  assault by the latter on   the  former   in  Rossland, and Thursday the case came  before County Judge Forin on an application by   counsel   for   Costello   for " a  change of venue from Rossland to Nelson.   It was alleged by counsel for Costello that the articles published   iu   the  Rossland Miner in relation to the assault  had prejudiced the public of  Rossland  against him to such   an   extent   that . it  would be impossible for him to" get  justice there.     Judge  Forin  ordered   the  venue to be changed on the terms of  Defended Costello paying to plaintiff Cronyn the sum of 850, which would  represent the expense that he would be put to  in consequence of the change of venue.  Freight Kates  Keduccd.  Robert Irving, general agent for the  Kaslo & Slocan, has just returned from  St Paul and states to the B. C. News  that freight rates on ore shipped to foreign smelters will be reduced on an average of SI per ton.  " Police Commissioners.  No meeting of thc board of police commissioners was held yesterday afternoon,  the date adjourned to. The meeting was  continued uutil next Thursday afternoon.  There is but little business to come  beforo the board.  Another Shipper.--  The Irene, on Toad Mountain will t-tart  work next week and prosecute it steadily  duriug the winter. The winter quarters  are completed and the men will he com-  fortnblo. The shaft is no\v down a depth  of 30 feet and at the'1 bottom the vein  showswidlh of 3^feet in high grade oro.  Recent assays give an average value of  betweeu $20 and S30 to the ton." There  are now about 40 tons on the dump and  this will soou be shipped to the smelter.  Mr. Kelly says tho miue will be shipping  steadily before "spring.   '  WORK ON THE POORMAN.  Over 3U00-Tons.or.Ore Will be Mined This  Winter.  ' Hector McRae, of the Nelson-Poorman  company was iu town during the early-  part of the week and stated to a representative of The Mineb that three contracts  has been let on the property oa Eagle  creek.   One of these contracts is to Mr.  " Noble Five lu Court.  The Noble Five controversy is in court,  and will probably assume a defiuite shape  before the time of holding tbe adjourned  meeting of - stockholders. The suit  against the company is brought by the  Bauk of British North America to recover sums aggregating close to 40,000  advanced by the bank to meet current  expenses, the bank accepting the '"notes  of the company as security.  Action in this suit is deferred, pending  a decision on the application of Green  Bros., general merchants of Sandon, for  the appointment of a liquidator to wind  up the affairs of  the Noble Five nnd  addilioiFof  All work entrusted to  him will now receive prompt attention  and will be quickly turned out.  A dance will be given ab the Carney  Hall on Wednesday, December 1st. at  .which lime a local Quadrille Club will  be organized. 'Good music has been  engaged and all are cordially invited.  Among the many fine Thanksgiving  numbers of newspapers received at  this office, the Anaconda Standard  seems to take the lead. The people of  Anaconda should be proud t.of their  paper.   ,  Thu steamer Rossland went into  service last Tuesday towing barges  between Arrowhead and Kobson. Her  cabin accommodations are being completed while she is being used in this  -manner.  The Knights of Pythias will organize a lodge Thursday, December 2 at  S p in. in the McDonald building on  Vernon and Josephine streets. .LAV.  Graham of Rossland will act as installing officer.  Lasl night there was an added brilliancy to the electric lights all over the  city and the conclusion arrived at was  that the extra power, just put in, had  had heen applied... The service now is  a creditable one.    ,  (i. " Dennis  a   leave   of  iccount of  fJood Tcinpliirs Organize.  A. E. Green, ot Vancouver, grand chief  templar of tho order of good templars ot  British Columbia last night organized a  iodge of that ord-jr  in the Nelsou Methodist church.     The attendance was good  and a great deal of interest was mani-'   ,  tested iu thu woik.   Mr. Green is making  tour through West Kootenay orgauiz-  lodge3"iu-townsr-where-nono7exist^���������-~  aud this afternoon will go to Kaslo.-From .-  there  he-will work his way up to Revelstoke and as fav east as Golden.    He will  stop at the towns on tho mainliae west  ot Rjvelstoko on his way home.   ' a  a  ing'  The iilark IHauioiid Mine.  The Black- Diamond   mine  at'  worth is running an average of 70  per day through the concentrator.'  Aius-  tons  The  ore concentrates0 to 1 and the output is  shortly expected to reach 100 tons.    The  tramway to the mill is   uow  completely  covered iu and the (ire is handled   with  tlie gieatest'convenicncc possible.     The  ore at present running through thc concentrator is taken from the dump only,of  which with thc broken oreiu  the stupes  there is about C(KX) tons.  Gold Commissioner O.  (has gone to Honolulu on  absence made" necessary on  ill health.' During his absence Government Agent AV. J. Goepel will attend to the duties of the oilice.  II. il. Vincimt, the merchant taiior.  is about to dispose of hisstockofgents  French and is for the takiug out of ore j pro rate the proceeds among lhe various  from the old workings in the Poorman I creditors, after the payment in full of all  claim from "date until June 1,1898.   The  other two   contracts are   to   Swedberg  brothers.     By   the terms they are  to  drive a new tunnel 300 feet below the old  one on the White ^veiu, adjoining   the  the Granite and also to take out ore from  the upper tunnel on the AYhite claim and  to extend ihe same 200 feet further. -  ���������.Water, iii lhe Ucxcrvolr.  AVater was turned into tlie new rcservuir  last Thursday and the pipes' of the new  system will be filled as soon as the pressure reducing gate is iu position.- This  gate has arrived and i.s now iu tlie hands  of the machinists being prepared tor  -lisc. It will probably be in position  early next week. This reducing valve  will be set so as to give about 80 pounds  pressure down towu." Without it the  pressure would be 400 pouuds aud would  speedily bust th* pipes.  Kurekii   tiroup    llundeil.  Mr. 15. Sawyer..representing a Montreal syndicate, has bonded tlie  Eureka group of claims near the   Poorman  i on Eagle creek.    The amount  of   the  ] bond i.s not known further, than that it  i is a large sum uf money which is to be  Swcrd finger,  the   property  paid to the owner,   W.  , in   GO   days   providing  claims for labor, which amount to about ical,td"to his a(lvertisn.ent in another  5->60CQ. Ureen Bros., claim is about "sooOO.  Many intricate pcin'.3 are involved in  the suit of the bank against the company and should the application for a  for a liquidator be denied the case promises to develop into au Interesting i>iece  of litigation.  furnishings and confine his business to ; si,0Ws np >alisfactorily at the expira-  tailoring. He has just received a largo ; t;OJ1 0f the time stated. A force of  consignment of goods..   Attention   is ; meu w,n l���������. put to work at once.  To-.vn> fo Incorporate.  Revelstoke   has taken   the first step  toward incorporation aud has appointed  a   committee   to get up the   petition.  1 and , The town   of    Trail   is   d'senssing   the  column.  The prospecting season   has about  ceased as the snow  is getting deep on  the hill sides.    Only a. few scattering  locations arc coming in for rccoiil  these will probably dwindle down to [advisability of incorporating. THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOV. 27, i$97.  Uli������ Jftnsr.  THE JITN'Ell is printed on Saturdays, and  will bcjmiilcd-to any address in Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies five cents.  COXTKACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  al the rale of $3 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to lhe Editor must  be accompanied by lho name and address  of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  TIIE LAIiEL on your paper shows the date on  which your paid up subscription expires.  If in arrears kindly remit and sec that the  date is changed, which should be suflicient  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at the  shortest notice.  ADDRESS '  The Miner Printing* Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  ft  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. & A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethem invited.  XV. 13. Shaw, Secretary.  I.  0. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  ���������, -���������er-ir'S No- 18, meets every Monday night,  '���������^K^^   at  their Hall,  Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  AVM. I10DSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, NOV. 27,1897.  THANKSGIVING,  There is probably no place on eaith  that can honestly enjoy its Thanksgiving turkey moro than Nelson. The  past year has been one of unmitigated  prosperity, not the fruit of insane  speculation, but the result of honest  industry,and the influx of many people  attracted by the place's undoubted advantages. Nor have these newcomers  set business a stirring on what is  locally known as "jawbone" but they  have set themselves diligently to work  atthe various tradesandoccupationsto  which it has pleased God to call them.  Though the richness of the country  immediately surrounding her is by no  means inconsiderable it is not that  alone that is building up the towu.  It is undoubtedly the residential centre of the Kootenay. AVhile American  mining men naturally enough bring  tlieir wives and families out of the  East and settle them in tlieir own city  of Spokane, no less naturally the  Briton establishes his home in Nelson.  This is not altogether the result of  the situation of the town; ifc is largely  owing to the character of the early  settlers." Like begets like, and from  the first the place had the reputation  for law and order, peace and comfort.  Nature has done inncli for Nelson and  the C. P. R. and Mr. Corbin between  them have done more, for they have  brought the ingenuity' of man and the  -power; ofhis-organization-to-take-ad-  vantage of nature's lavish but inert  gifts.  Of the rapidly increasing importance of our great mine, and the numbers of others following in its footsteps  it is unnecessary .to refer at present.  Thc inhabitants of Nelsou have only  to cast their eyes around, to view the  smoke rising from lofty, chimneys, to  . see the iron horse kept hard at work  on both sides of them, the numerous  steamers at the lmsjr wharves and  their own fair town growing in wealth,  comfort and beauty, to' realize how  much indeed lhey have to be thankful  for.  apparently his own way. The conferences he wanted have been held and  no harm has come of them. Great is  diplomacy,but seal skin jackets will be  dear next year if lhe agreement to kill  no seals at all in 1S9S is arrived at.  GUINEA PIGS.  DIPLOMACY.  A short time ago it appeared that  -��������� there must be a back down, cither by  England or the United States, or  there would he a row. Suddenly the  scene changes, all is -peace and tho  arrangement of international questions  proceeds with the greatest conrtesy  * and in a manner Satisfactory to both.  How is this accomplished? Simply by  ..diplomacy. The little prophecy which  We ventured to make after Lord Salisbury's speech at thc Guildhall is already  being proved correct.  When diplomatists   of   the   school  of which "our own Prime Minister is a  " brilliant example have to deal with  such a man us Mr. Sherman they take  care to leave him a holt hole through  whicli' he may escape from the consequences of his .egregious folly. For  instance the Behring Sea conference  was duly held "'with all formality at  Washington  but nothing really came  . of it. And then Sir Wilfred Laurier  quietly steps across and in a sort of a  friendly chat practically settles not  only the seal but all the impending  national questions.  Mr. Sherman, has had his bluff nnd  It is some timo ago, two years and  more, since a large section of the press  of British Columbia took exception to  the Agent General of the Province becoming a director of the Lillooet, Fraser River & Cariboo Gold Fields. Not  only was if considered improper for an  official of thc nature of our representative in London to mix himself up  conspicuously with public companies,  allowing his public position, in other  words, to be used as a decoy to draw  public subscriptions, but there were  rumors even then about the company  which rendered it most undesirable for  Mr. Vernon to become associated with  it. Recent events have conclusively  proved the wisdom of these objections.  If we remember right the Premier,  on his return from England about that  time, took the opportunity to do some  tall puffing in favor of the company.  This led men to think that Mr. Turner  was probably not an uninterested  party and tho connection. of some of  the Beoton family with the affair went  to prove it. However the matter died  away. The government showed "its  complete contempt for public opinion  by still retaining Mr. Vernon as. their  representative in London, while the  company pursued its extraordinary  proceedings out here.  But now it would appear that our  prime minister's connection with a  rotten company was not the result ��������� of  childish innocence, or if it was the  time occupied in becoming a full grown  guinea pig has been short. Tlie following paragraph is from Truth of London:  "Into the latter category (undertakings with the slenderest possible basis  for their existance) probably falls the  Dawson City (Klondyke) and Dominion Trading Corporation Ld. which  has just been placed before the public  and for which the promoters are bold  enough to ask for a capital of ������000,000.  * * * No special properties are acquired, no options are secured, all is in  the future, and investments are to be  made at the sweet will of the directors  in London * * ' * or of the advisory  board in British Columbia. The moving spirit on that board is no doubt  Mr. Joseph Boscowitz, an American  Hebrew gentleman of V'ictoria, British Columbia, while Mr. J. H. Turner,  Prime Minister of British Columbia  and Mr. Pooley, Q. C, President ofthe  Exectutive Council of British Colum-  bia.are_the_figure heads._.-._I_should_say_  that investors would think twice before they embarked in such a wild  goose chase, and I am surprised that  Genoral Sir Michael A; S. Biddulph?  G. C. B., should have alio wed his name  to appear on such a prospectus. It is  passing strange top that a Colonial  Prime Minister should embark in company inongering,fdr'this is not the first  prospectus upon which Mr. Turner's  nameis to be found. At the commencement of August he, Mr. Pooley  and Mr. Boscowitz also appeared as  Directors iu British Columbia of the  Klondyke&Columbian Gold Fields Ld.,  (British Columbia). Capital ������100,000:  hi both instances thc objectionable  feature is introduced of deferred  shares shining profits after 20 per cent  dividend has been paid. Both , these  companies,,by the way, and a third,  The Golden Twins (Ontario) Ld., also  advertised in August, are issued from  the same office: Hi Victoria St. S. W.,  and the London Boards of all three  are distinguished by a curious family  likeness. * * * Since writing the  above General Sir Michael Biddulph  has announced that he has sent in his  resignation as a director ,of the Dawson City Company."  It goes hard with the,Province that  the. names of its public men should be  mixed up"with affairs of this kind.  Mr. Justice Walkem is laid up sick  at Kamloops, suffering possibly from  the same complaint which attacked  him here; Mr. Justice Drake is also an  invalid; Mr. Justice McCreight has  practically retired. Further .ulminis-  tration of supreme court justice is  therefore postponed until January  next by which time if is hoped that a  new judge will be appointed and tho  otlier members of the Bench will be  sufficiently convalescent to resume  their seats. Meanwhile it is to bo  feared that the "business interests" of  criminals awaiting trial and others  must suffer.  rBOFKSSlOXAI.  CAICDS.  H0US10N WILL BUN.  Says be Will Again l>c a Cnudldnte for  Mnuiclpal Honors.  Mayor Houston was approached by a  representative ot Thb Miner this week  and asked if the report that be would  again be a candidate for mayor at the  coming municipal election, was true.  "Yes. I will be n candidate" was the  reply.  A Bond to the Yukon.  Gemmill & May have published notice in the Gazette that at the next  parliament of Canada and legislature  of British Columbia application will be  made to incorporate a company to construct, operate and maintain an electric or steam railway from Cranbrook  to and up the Kootenay river to Canal  Flat; thence to Columbia Lake and in  a northerly direction down the Columbia river to Canoe river and across  the portage to thc headwaters of Fraser river; thence down Fraser river to  Giscomc Portage; thence to Parsnip  river; thence to Findlay river and  across the divide to Frances lake and  thence to the Yukon,  large Truffle tn Sight.  The Fort Steele Prospector, in an article on the .railway situation, -says:���������  "There is a large traffic in sight already  for a rond from Fort Steele up the St  'I  Mary's river. As is well known a charter is now being applied for, for a railway from this place to the Sullivan group,  and this movement it is shrewdly suspected is being made under cover by the  Great Northern railway. In any event,  if the C.P.R. failed to-touch at Fort  Steele the whole of the busiuess of an  independent railway up the St. Mary's  would go via the Kootenay river, and  would fall iuto the hands of the Great  Northern at Jennings. The Great Northern is building a boat to catch this traffic  at Fort Steele, and the only possible way  it can be headed off is by the C. P. R. itself building from here up the St. Mary's  and catching as well what trade it can  from the river boats here.    '.  Gin* to tlie K. I������ G. Uoxjiital.  The directors of the above hospital  beg to thank The Canada Book and  Drug Store for one wall thermometer,  Mrs. Paynter for set of scripture pictures for the new wing, ahd the following ladies for old linen, Mesdames  Clark, Goodwin and Cleveland..  New Incorporations. riIZT3  Waverly Mine Ld. Capital stock,  ������100,000 in. ������V shares.. Head office at  Grand Forks. John Grant, managing  director,  Kaslo Rink Co. Ld. Capital stock,  $3000 in 85 shares.  Klondike Trading & Outfitting Co. Ld.  Capital stock, $50,000 in ������5. shares.  Head office in Vancouver.  OUUBCJI - NOTICES.  There is an impression abroad that  payment of the city road tax exempts  us from the Provincial poll tax. Unfortunately this is not the case. Both  must be paid. It is reported that this  impression has been fostered by people  who ought to know better. Judging  by the ease with which the unfortunate ratepayers have been saddled with  a two thousand dollar mayor there is  no wonder that they may be considered  simple enough to believe anything.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month, nfter Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays,' at 8 a.m.. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. und 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Chdrch. Corner Silica  aud Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a; m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 plm.  Roman Catholic Church. - Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  . Baptist Church.���������Services morning  and evening at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at,8  p. m. Meetings are held in the school  house.   Strangers cordially'welcomed.  Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.  Theosophy. Mrs. Agnes Shotwell  Heath will address inquirers on the wisdom religion at Room 5, Hillyer-Clement  Building every Sunday evening at 7  o'clock, sharp.  CHRISTIE & ANNABLK, INSURANCE-  Real Estate and Renl.il Agent. District  Agent Canada Life Assurance Company:  Money to loan.   Ollico opposite Post Oflice. 770  II. HOLDICH, ASSAYER AND ANA-  -���������   lytical Chemist, Hall street, Nelson. 701  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   NO-  i.   tary Public, Slocan City. 151  ML. GRIMMKTT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ������ ��������� Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  B- U (131)  GKO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUR-  gcon.   Ollice. Baker street, 3 doors wost  of postofllco, up stairs. (571)  EM. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Fire   Insurance   and   Mining   Broker,  Sandon, B. C, 500  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER,  Solicitor, etc. - Sole Agent for the Cana  dian Fire Insurance Co. lteiil Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  (541)  GORE. BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers. Nelson, B. C. Room No. i, over  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store. 611  AnOldSaw  "PREVENTION  Is Better than Cure."  That Cold of Yours Can  be Prevented  from settling on your respiratory  organs by using the following well  known Cough Remedies:  Syrup  of Red Spruce Gum,  Haggard's Pectoral Balsam, Scot's  Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil  and many others.    We  have  them  all.  Canada Drug and Book Oo.  76S LIMITED.  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois. *  A. H: CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896.  (419)  -DEADWOOD MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenay District.���������Where Located.���������Situate three miles from  Nelson on the Hall Mine Waggon  Road and Ahout.One Mile South of  Cottonwood Creek, Adjoining tub  "Hillside" Claim.  r\ 1AKE NOTICE that I, Francis Clarke Gam-  J_ blc, acting as agent for Wm. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 77512, intend, sixty days  from the dato hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of thc  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 'Sit- mnsD-be-commencedJbefore-the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  F. C. GAMBLE. P. L. S.,  Agent for Wm. Moore.  Dated this 21th day of September, 1897.   ������������������  765  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that a certain agreement made 17th day of October, 1890, between  Richanl W. Willey, of Nelson, B. C, and Rufus  H. Pope, of Cookshire, Que., whereby the said  -Willey agreed to sell and convey to said Pope  tho 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 notico served upon him.  Dated at Nelson, B. C��������� tbis 10th day of Oct.,  1897. ' 780  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  INSURANCE amd ...  COSIXMMOS AVEST.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON, B. O.  ������u  F.Ll, 0SLER and J. W. CARWIN  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  3STELS03ST     -     ������������     -      B.O.  Wall Papers  ENORMOUS SALE!  Eemnants to be Cleared at  HALF PEICE.  See Our Bargains.  Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd.  S62 VANCOUVER, B. C.  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.  PATENAUPE.  COOL REFRE^NGlii  ^ w w x-i -a-NELSON  SODA WATER  FAOTORY-A-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                        Orders delivered promptly..  629  3P.   O.   BOX   88   F. C. GAMBLE T.P. FRANCIS J. O'REILLY.  M. Inst. CE.   M. Can. Soc. CE. A-uoc. M. Inst. CE.  M.Am. Soc CE.   P.L.S. for B.C. I'.L.S. for B.C.  (Late Res. Eng. Dep. of l'ub. Wlw. Kossland, B.C.  of Canada in B.C.)  Nelson, B.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEERS,      0      ������      6  9      PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS.  Accountants and General Agents.  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON -       (787) - B. C.  MINES  EXAMINED  AND nEPORTED ON BY  F. M. CHADBOURN  ^'>>>>>'7777777777777777777777777777777777777777777  Red Front Grocery  We   beg  to   inform   the  public   that  we have  tf^    just  received  a car of this  season's Canned  <\T\    (JOOds, and also a car of nice fresh0 Groceries.  IjL We  make  a Specialty of   TEAS.  T   Our Blue Ribbon Tea is the  best on  the  market.  We  also  carry the   largest stock of   Flour in tfie  city,   and   we   are   prepared   to  sell   Cheaper -tb an  any  of our  competitors.  Give   us  a  trial.  We  guarantee satisfaction  C. HARRINGTON & CO. 3  ^ B-A^ICEIIR   STREET. -{ic >3  O-P  c*ra  RUBBER  U v U  B GOODS J  E E  RUBBER  on,  o<3  576  Should know  we have just received a superb lot of -  Fine Felt Lined Rubber Knee Bootsj  ' FOR SLOPPY WEATHER  Should see   r-OU.fe_  =**** RUBBER WINDOW^c-  IF. O.  STOIOT    2 J. A. GILKER  18 and 20 BAKER STREET.  <f7ont<������.to ���������������.������  -���������?���������*������������������  Twenty years' experience in mining'.  Thorough knowledge of mines of British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  718 NELSON, B. C.  A WORD^r*  TO  THE  WISE.  Get prices from the  EASLO DRUG CO.  Before you buy your     ,;  ������      Paints or Wall Paper  JUST RECEIVED!!  Upwards of 600 boxes. A few-  Boxes of Choice Crabs. Won't  last long.  . ' .   ���������   M. Des Brisay & Co.  C. E. MALLETTE ., w: R. JOHNSON  C. E. MALLETTE & CO.  DEALERS   IN  HAY * FEED ^ AND ^ PRODUCE  - Fresh Butter, Eggs and Vegetables always in  Stock at Lowest Market Rates. Agents Lion  Brewery,   Rossland, B. C.  BAKER STREET,  707  NELSON, B. C.  COAL!    COAL!   COAL!  Having been appointed agents for.the Northern Pacific Coal Company,  any orders left with us will have prompt attention.  GAMBLE & O'REILBY, Baker St., Nelson.  We are also agents for the Victor Oil Co., Ltd., manufacturers ot  Monarch Cylinder Grease (Solidified Cylinder Oil), Monarch Lubricants  (or Solidified Oils), Insurance Company of North America, The Imperial  Insurance Company, Ltd., of London, England, The Canada Accident  Assurance Company.  C90  . . . Plate  Glass Assurance ., , THE MINER, NELSON   B. G, SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 1897-  10Y  isTELSO^r  I00RS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  CUAKAIMTEEP.  ���������RICES REASONABLE  *���������'  HOS.GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  8  the Peaceful rest.  "Consider woll," the voice replied, _  "Eis face that two hov*B since hath dlefl.  Wilt thou find passion, pain or pride. -  ���������'Will he obey when ono commands. -  Or answer should one press his bandar  He answers not, nor understands.  ���������'His palms are folded on his breast,  Thero is no other thing express d  But Ions disquiet merged in rest.  "His lips are very mild and meek.      ���������  Tho'. on0 should smite him on tho cheo*  And on tho mouth, be will not speak.  "Bis littlo daughter, whose sweet face  Ho kiss'd, talcing his last embrace.  Becomes dishonor to her raco.  "His sons grow up that bear his name,  Somo grow to honor, somo to shame-  But lie is chill to prniso or blamo.  "Ho will not hear tho north wind rave,  Nor moaning household shelter crave  From winter rains that beat his grave.  "High up tho vapors fold and swim,  About him broods tho twilight dim,  Tha nlacb he know forgctteth him..  r ��������� Tennyson.  WHEN SALLY-.SANG FOR ME.  tlra you? I run glad. I wanted to tell some  one why I failed and all that beforo I died,  nnd  you  seem���������well, I thought I  could  work ond live with my pen and keep my  dreams'nnd-Ideals to myself.    Nurse, I  tried.   I tried hard.   I had money at flrst.  Life seemed gay' and jolly.    But  I kept  straight.    That was one"1 of iny ideals, bo--  cause I felt sorry���������I sort of felt all women  were sacred, and unless I loved' one���������so I  kept straight.  - " But a London lodging is not inspiring.  I bogan to long for ray books and flowers  days  , while looking  mixed.  Im. r. smith % co.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  ���������^TEITE   FOB   ZPZRICIE   IJIST-  VICTORIA        ���������        B.C. -<2I2>  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelsbn, Kaslo,  1 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. .  Writers by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention,   as  --/  Joseph A.  UMBER!  SaiJWard  LUMBER!!  ..Lath,  All  kinds  of Bough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ���������-^PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  PILOT BAYfB. C.  A DREAMER.  Be opened his eyes. Everything looked  ij.uclias ho liud imagined and hoped it  M )uld look. On the wall opposite In a  black frame hung the picturo of a snowstorm from Tho Illustrated London News  of half 11 dozen yeari ago. '- By hia bedside  stood, the table, with a tumbler of water  und a bowl of fresh flowers���������lilies of the  valley. On another table by the window  burned a dim light. Here were a medicine  bottle, some few articles always found ln  a. sickroom, a couple of books, more -flowers and n roll of white linen.  In. a low chair near the dim light a  woman sat He could see. only hur .head  and a narrow - outline of - hor face. Her  head wns thrown fur back against the pink  cushion. Her hair looked brown, streaked  with gold where the light tonched it.' Her  dress was black. Ho could seo the corner  ot a white apron and the curve of a white  collar and soft, white cuffs against small,  white hands. ���������  .He wished he could see moroot her.   Ho  was-afraid to movo lest she heard hiin.  Evidently sho was young. That was good.  Was sho also beautiful   or even pretty?  Would she be soft and gentle and patient  With him or. bard and sterii and matter  of fact?   How peaceful it was in this little  room in the' center of the great, sileut hospital 1   Such peace he had novor felt before  iu his life, though ho had often"sought it.  No one could come and worry him  here,  or sturo at him, or ask him  stupid questions.    He did  not care now whether ho  grew better or worse so long aa he could  Uo in the silent room, with the.picture of  tho snowstorm on tho wall, and the lilies  by his side on the tablo, and the nurso  asleep in tho chair, and everywhere tho'  calm  and the peace. . It was even   better  than liis room ut home.   There hig mother  or his fathor, his  sisters and his brothers  would have continually come, and looked  nt liim, and askod  hiin how he felt, and  why he was so stupid, and why he was  different from other people.  Here none could worry him.    He was  pafc.  What time was it?   Evening probably,  Thon  And  Armstrong & Mpjrison  RIVETED STEEL  ^***������������������- PIPE AUU s,zes  GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  Complete Water Works Outfit ,���������  ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  715 SEHS���������7 VANOOUV_ER,:B. O.  or perhaps night.  No light camo through the blind and the ...-,���������,.,.  drawn curtains.    He could  hear no | afraid.    It is so stupid.  and my  comfortable room  long to see my brothers' and sisters' faces  I asked If I might come homo and work  in my old rooms.   I received no answer,  got   deprossed.     My   ideals   got  Nothing seemed real except vice.  "One night I got drunk with the lights  and the noise of London...'. I supped.ut a  big restaurant, principally on champagne.  I met hor tliat night. I never carod for  her, nnd I had cared for others nnd passed  them by. She lovod ouly gold and jewels.  She was a lump of ico. Well, I froze my  Ideals with tliat lump of ice.  * * * ���������        *        *        *  "I wandered about town, tired of everything: I was ill. I grew worse. Then they  found me and took me home... How they  worried me! How they plied ine with  questions! How they stared at me! 'Why  was I so different from others?'  ."I, too, began to ask myself that question. Tho first time I slip I break my  neck, but my brothers make ltitheir: business to slip���������gracefully and carefully.  ��������� VFor a long time they kept me at home,  always worrying mo, trying to mako me  talk, trying to make ine 'sensible.'  at last I mado them bring me here!  at last I am happy.  *******  "Thoro! What have I been saying,  nurso? You must not think - too badly of  me. At tho worst I am only a fool. Hark,  it is dawn. Do you hoar the sparrows chattering? It reminds mo of the country. I  can see the faint light stealing through the  gray curtains, and the wind is shaking the  blind to and fro.  "Would you read to me, nurse? I don't  suppose you have n 'Swinburne?' He used  to be ray favorite poet. It was he who  mado' mu dream, I think. Nurse, I wonder why I have nevor been ablo. to talk to  any .woman as I am talking to you before?"  .Then he lay fnr some time silent, listening to tho sparrows and the wind rustling  tho curtains together.  Thc nurse had risen. She stood opposite  the mirror and gazed at, herself. She  loosened tho hair on her forohead a little,  so that the wavy curls foil .naturally.on  either sido. Then sho crossed to the .bed  and bathed his temples with some slightly  perfumed.water,.and gavo him a clean,  cold pillow for his head, and sat again by  his side.  ��������� "I, too, nsed to read Swinburne"���������lie  turned surprised���������"but that was long .ago,  when I nsed to dream. Dreams are bad  and foolish. We were not meant to dream  ln this world."  ,'.,'No,"- he roplied wearily, "I suppose  not. But dreams are thio only beautiful  things in this world. Eo you remember,  'Ah, God! Ah, God! . That day should be  so soon?' That is what I ..feel now. You  won't leave mo, will you, nurse? Wait until it ls quite.day. I am afraid iny mother  might como to. see me, and I never feel  comfortable when sho is near me.    I feel  When Sally s������ng her songs for me, in  when we were young. ������������������n���������.  The sun and stars ahout our path a lovelier  .  glamour flung;  And I w������s went to smiling say,  in her eyes, .'���������  The melody was treacle spilled from realms or  paradise 1  And so the hours went gliding tyi ������3 streamlets to the sea,  When we wore younger than  today, ana Bany  -   sang for mo.  I sou the plain old parlor now, wherein  some  .uftemoon"  Sho  warbled "Maggie,-'.with;.wet  turned to,!/Bonny Doon,"  Ami  "Molly  Darling"  bad  its charms  rathor seemed divine  Tho while I lon������ed to have her pnt her "littlo  hand in mine."  Ah, well!   Old ago should ccaso to dream, hut  I would like to soo  Ber fncu once more, as in our youth, when  Sully sang for inc.  ���������Nashville American.  eyes,  then  and  A STRANGE -WOOING.  off  ways  Shoes for Sho>v  >������  ���������-made to look well in a window���������made  for anything but comfort/ Such are the  l" kind that please your eyes at the expense  of your feet. Tlie shoe which docs uot  fit your foot the first time you wear it _, _  promises little comfort for the twentieth     " "*"  "' ---������������������- ������������������-������ money to secure the footlitting lasts  than for some-entire shoe stocks.  e foot comfort, wear, and I  Goodyear Welt.  Stamped '  ftie^^^^^^^^re shoe Socks.  ^foat's why they possess more  appearance, than other shoes,  on the sole $3.50, $4-5������. 15-5������ P������ P������������  .CfcTAkOOUt  pats  The Slater Shoe,  Vt������ltKEK, Sole Atfcnt for NcIkou.  G81  UUEEX llitOS., Ascitis "������ Kuslo  Y[,  s&dquarters for  t  OYNj  M  Est  entire  Box 29  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  S     - WATER WHEELS  .^Sio PIRE HOSE  SS|^p? WATER SUPPLIES  ^38JK#*S CHANDLIERS  Wates&iven and contracts entered into for the  ,<;*������ on or .write W. T. STEWARD,.,  470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B.  I'jSreOEPOBATED  TIECE  1670-  Hue teotf s Bay Company,  l    FORT  We  the  act  to  TH  GARBY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  ~ Flour.  buy people claim to sell ^ *e* ask  do  not  make   claims,  but   only   asK  '���������' fevor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  flESriBA W all unprejudiced people  -Iss tke best value in Canada.  E HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  gray.    sounds from the street, not even tho dis  tant roar of traffic which nover ceases.'  Should ho speak to the nurso and see.  what sho was like? Ho very much wanted  her to be pretty. Ho still ^oluu'g to the  stupid idea that if sho were pretty she  would be kind���������and forgiving.. Did ste  know all about him, all that other people  knew or thought they knew? Would she  forgive him? Bnt he did not nocd forgiveness. Ho had done nothing wrong. She  would only, consider him like otlier mon.  Well, that would be bettor than thinking  him "so different from everybody olse." He  was quito tired of hearing he was "differ-  ent."  He turned on his side again to sleep.  The nurse heard him.    Sho rose ant  camo to the  bedsido and bent over him.  "Are   you   comfortable?    Do   you  want  _a.nythlng?^.  Ho opened his eyeBgratefully.v/rh'e voice-  wns law and deep nnd soothing. The  thought also camo to him that itwas a forgiving soice. ' ,  - "No, thank you, nurse. I am all right.  I was just thinking how���������how quiet and  nicest was here. What time isit? Night-  timo surely?"  "It'is early morning, nearly 3 o'clock.  You-will hear'the. sparrows awnko soon  and begin to chirp and chattor in tho troos  beneath your window. Will you drink this  mcdloine now?"  He smiled. "Yos, if you like. But tho  knowledgo has como to mo that medicine  ls no good. I don't suppose I shall livo  long." I don't want to live.'- I havo nothing to live for. 'My ldoula I have found  only ideals. My dreams will como to nothing. ��������� I only want to���������I seem to want to  make niy peaco, to como to an understanding with some ono or something."  "Hush! You must net talk. Thore, I  will make your pillow comfortublo and  smooth your sheet."  "I must talk, nurso. I will talk. Tin  you know I have beon nwako a long time?  1 havo been lying looking ut you. I was  wondering if and hoping you wero pretty  loin.so glad you nro. I used to think  .believe-Istill think, that beautiful women  huvejieautif ul minds."  "Hush!   You must not talk.-   You will  grow excited, "a  "Nurse, you know I cannot live long?  Woll, iet me be happy"���������ho gave a sort of  60b laugh���������"Lio happy for a few minutes.  Let ma talk  just for onco.    I imvo been  silent ull iny life.    1 havo thought all my  life.    1 never found  anyone to talk to���������  oxoept Ruby, and .she-ran away with another man.   That was because I was poor.  Bring over your chair sind sit besido me.  Ah, that is right.   I am glad you arc kind  and understand me.    1 suppose you know  howl lirst became ill and my quarrel with  my relatives?   Of course  it  is my own  fault. "I ought not to have been different  from my brothers.  You see, I was n bit of  1 a dreamer.   I read too many books when a  boy, and I preferred ^painting pictures to  studying law  and  writing stories to sitting in a London office.   I dreamed a good  deal, and:I never .went about town like my  brothers did. I don't know why I did not.  My  sisters noticed  it".    Tliey  were -jolly  girls, kind hearted, and that sort of thing.  But they didn't care for my taciturn, quiet  ways. If my brothers came home late from  a fellow's rooms, they used, to let1 them in  and  help them  to their rooms and  say-  nothing about it.    They thought it rather  good sport and were annoyed with  11:0 bo-  cause I didn't ever stop out late or get  'mixed up in a row or drink too much.  "I never found any one who took an interest in things I liked- Because I wouldn't  go into the law or medicine or banking I  was kicked   out from   home.    Give   ma  This doesn't  .."All right.   I.won't leave, you  She  She knew his hours  took his hand in hers,  were few.    .  And she wondered why God hnd always  lot him meet tho wrong women.    If she  had met him before, perhaps��������� ,  . H . thoughts were similar.    "Nurse, I  wish I had met you before."  She hesitated a moment.    "So do I."  She. touched his forehead with her soft,.  scented handkerchief.  "What do you mean?"  "Perhaps we might have both been happier."  "Then you nre not happy? -Poor little  nurse!" His hands gripped hers hardor.  "Nurse, I wondor���������would you���������kUa roe���������  directly? It is not wrong or strange to ask  you to kiss a dying man, is it?"  "No, dear." She kissed his forehead.  His eyes caught hers.   She bent again and  kissed his lips.��������� ���������������������������"-> = -_^_   ������        *        ��������� i      *        *        ��������� ���������  "It must bo 10 o'clock, nurso. Hark,  thore is some one coming! Don't let any  one in, nurse���������until I am gone���������and hold  my hand tightly���������bocauso it hurts a little,  does, death. Let me smell those'lilies.  They remind mo of Kuby. She was a  wicked woman, nurso, but I was fond of  her, poor little thing, because ic wasn't  her fault. Hold mo tighter, nnd���������kiss me  again. .It is good to have somo,ouo to lovo.  Nurse, don't let theni in���������until I nm gone;  they will say I am 60 different. Nurse!"  - "Yes, dear?". . " " . -   k  "You are thero; that ls right. Give my  lovo to���������evarybody. Tell them I wanted  to help nnd��������� Nurso, whero is that picture  of tlie snowstorm "gono? I can't soo it up  thero now���������and I can't seo your pretty  face. I only sec that woman���������the lump of  ice���������so cold"��������� His voico slippod-uway,  liis eyes closed. God gave him back his  Creuiu.���������Exchange  Persistent Zola.  When Emtio Zola heard that he got only  four votes this timo in tho election of members for "tlio Trench  academy ins toad of  eight "tho  Inst time, ho  said: "What!   I  have really four!-. I am" surprised," for  I  never tixpccted it, having taken no part in ���������  the poll.    Tho. election was arranged beforehand, and therefore itwas useless .to  pay any attention to it. -To tell the truth,  these academic elections  have no effect on  mo. I confine myself to putting up for every seat vacant, and then I wait to sao tho  result without tho slightost emotion. ���������  Of  course I  shall continue a candidate, but I  not longer pay the traditional visits. , I  paid thein once, and that is enough.   I am  again a candidate for the seat of  Jules  .Simon.    As regards tbat of M. Challcmel-  I Lacour, the customary period of mourning  has only just expired, and  I shall wait a  few days more boforo coming forward for  bis seat.   And I shall continue to go on in  this way.    Where it will- lead me to goodness only,knows."   .  I am Casper Athwold. I was born beautiful, but one day a nurse dropped mo from  her arms down  tho wholo length of the  oak staircase.    There is no need to say  more.., Yet I was a happy child.    As I  grew up I built such castles in the air as  other youths build, and in my castle I began to ecc Kate Norman's figure, Katie's  dark eyed, crimson checked face smiling  on mc from visionary firosides there and  hear her voice singing lullabies in the far-  future.    We  met often.    She was ul-  kind and friendly.    I had fancied  something more.  One day I went in the heat of the afternoon to a shady spot by the river side, my  own ground.    I lay upon the grass, reading a book, when behind the glossy leaves  of thc plants which the little ones called  "bread und butter bushes"  I heard the  sparrowlike twitter of girls' voices.  "She'll have him," said one.  "Fancy such a bridegroom,"  said the  other.    "All his money couldn't buy mc."  "He don't want you, but Kate," said  the first.  "One must be at one's last prayer to  want such an admirer. No one could like  Casper Athwold."  "Of course not," said the first. "But  then he's rich and Kate poor enough."  "You nre right.    No woman could love  him.    But money will marry anybody."  '    Thero w������s a rustle, a sound of feet on  thc grass.    Thc chirping voices died away  in the distance.  Just for ten minutes I hated the world,  hated thc, jolly, broad shouldered farmer  tramping alone the bridle path, hated the  red faced boatman on the river, hated the  yellow haired child in the bottom'of the  boat' at his feet, hated all who lived and  breathed and- walked   erect   under   the  sky.   Then my heart softened, and I wept.  I had loved "Kate, and   I loved her still.  Thc girls'  chatter had awakened 'mc to  tho truth.    Just ns I lived  now, alone in  the' old. homestead' among   the marbles,  eo I must live unless I bought a wife with  my gold���������a wife who could not love me  ���������-.    Such had been my brief wooing time,  went no moro to tho cottagei'in  thc lane.  I met Kate no msro "by chance" in quiet  Xilaces.    I did no more of those foolish  things.  I shut myself up in the old house among  my books and shunned tho sight of faces  and tho sound, of voices. It was thc best  thing that a man whom no one could love  could do.  So thc months wore away. Sometimes  I had met her, but I always looked another way, and our plcusanfc greetings-had  come to an end. Iliad seen ������ hurt flush  on hor face and taken no heed of it. ��������� I had  even= been discourteous���������but I loved lier  just as I had loved her all along.  - One day I went to thc old lawyer who  had had charge of our estate for 40 years  und bade him draw me up a will in whicli  I loft all that I possessed to Kate Norman,  with a letter which only her hands were to  \inscal, only her eyes to read, after I had  In  thc  1  eiod that to his account lay thc fever and  delirium which had come upon me and  had me taken care of. It was' two weeks  since tlie day last ia my memory. I read  that in the paper. There, also,. I. read  ithis paragraph:  "The body found ln tho woods at '   has been identified by-the garments and  some personal peculiarities as that of Casper Athwold, iv wealthy citizen, who'has  been missing many days. His funeral  takes place this morning."  I droppojj. the paper in amazement. My  own name���������tho record of my death! Then  I burst into a bitter laugh. ������������������ I understood "  It. The beggar whom I had clothed had  died upon the road. He: it was who was  that day to bo buried under my. name.  .  At flrst lt ;scemcd merely a cruel joke.  Then the memory of my will and thc letter written to Kate Norman flashed upon  me. I must reach homo and prove myself  k living man beforo it was too Into.  Weak as I wns, I arose and dressed myself, and, giving ray address to thc landlord, left tho hotel for tho -depot, but ��������� I  reached It only in time to find the train  gone. Another hour" or-so must, pass.  They were ages to -me. She should not  read that letter while I lived.  At last I was off���������fairly ou niy way.  the dark of thc evening I alighted at  depot and hurried homeward.  There I should find my servants, nnd,  '  probably, the lawyer, who would lind it  his duty to secure everything for thc future heiress.  They would not, I hoped, read tho will  so-soon. Yet itwas customary. If .ihis  had been done, how should I act, ;how  speak? ��������� Only a little space lay between the  depot and my home. The railroad encroachments had been my mother's greatest troubles in tho last years of her life.  "Now this fact enabled me,' ill us I was', to  teach thc house without delay. It waa  dark, and I met no one._  ������  In 11 moment I knew why. ' They had  assembled in the parlor to hear my will  read���������for, through the Venetian shutters  long burs of light fell across.the porch,  and looking in, unseen myself, -I saw Kate  Norman, witli a letter in her hand, glide  through' the opposite door. The will had  been . read. Before I could interpose sho  would havo read tho letter also.  What should I do���������return as I had  come, change my name, dwell where ho  one knew mc? It seemed that this were  better than to return to tho gaping to.wn-  folks' nine days' wonder. Worst of ull to  meet Kate!  1 turned from the window and hurried  away, but I_was still very, very weak und  soon my strength- gave way. It was' just  as I reached tho churchyard. The road  was bare, with no resting place upon It,  but within thc gates the .soft grass tempted me. and the willow branches scorned to  nod a welcome.  I cast myself down in the long grays.  The crickets chirped all about me.   A. bird  somewlicrc gave 11 shriek now and then.  .. I felt my blood on fire..   I could t  stop thinking.    I could not give tired nature her way.    I was weary und worn be- ,.  yond all description.  I heard  the church clock strike 9.    It1  startled mc to think an ho'ir had flown  when the same clock struck 10.    I lifted.  up  my  head to  listen and saw a figure  gliding up tho path���������u woman's figure.  It came .straight on aud cast itself on  tlie grave by which I ��������� sat���������thc grave beneath which the beggar lay whom .they  had taken for myself���������cast itself upon it,  sobbing wildly.  The shadows hid mc.    I gazed unseen  upon  thc mourner.   'Who was it?    Somo  one who had mistaken thc spot, 110 doubt.  She lifted up her head.    In the moonlight  I saw her i'ace.    It was Kate.    Had pity  brought  her there?   Could pity make a  woman  weep  so?     I drew nearer.    She  spoke.    It was my name slie uttered.  "Oh, Casper," sho cried, "shall I never  dear voice?   Can  I never tell  loved you?   Oh, Casper, Cast-  not  I  II?  ;r(5TREET  NELSON, B. C  eojnetMng to drink, nurse.  All l'oreltneri.  The    Philadelphia    North    American  quotes the saying of a man who is disturbed about the futurtof his native land.  Mr. Banner���������Tho foreigners are getting  an awful hold in this country.  Crosby���������Thoy ore indeed.    Why, I rend  over a list of men naturalized by the coc  yesterday, and  every ono of thom was a  foreigner.  An Important Discovery.  Blifiere (reading)���������Science now recognizes a condition called "intoxication by  ! radiation.'.' Many cases of drunkenness  are cited in which tho victim had touched,  nothing alcoholic, but had simply been in  the company of drinkers.   ���������  Whiffers���������Cut that out.'I want to show  it to my wife.���������Pearson's Weekly.  gone.  This was the letter:  Kate Norman:  You novor cared for mo. You could not.  Once I heard a woigan Buy no woman could,  but I loved you."Had! cherished ouo faint ray  -of-hopo- I-\vould, havo -Str.ivcjn_to_ wi_n_ your  honrt, but I leai'ned in tinio what folly it was  and in pity for mysolf held aloof from you.  As it is, it Kivcs mo somo pleasure to thinli  that you will dwell under this roof. When  you read this, you will pi-\v, not dr-ride, the  love of Caspeii Ai.mvoi.n.  This note lpy unsealed and directed,'' To  be given to Kate Norman after iny death,".  and tho will was also signed and sealed,  and I walked home.  At my door the elm shadows lay thick,  nud in them stood "ji bent, crooked figure,  clothed in rags, a beggar," who began his  dolorous whine us I camo up: - " -  "A-little help; just a little. I'ln not a  strong man, sir. I can't work like the  samo. Yer isn't strong yersclf. Ye'll be  knowin what that is. A wakely ould cray-  ter that would be thankful for onylhing���������  a penny or an ould coiit, or a sup or 11 bite; I "'"'  yes, sir."      .     .        ' I bl,n  I tossed him"a coin.  "Co," 1 said.   ^'Don't loiter here."  Tho man looked at  me curiously, as  though' he had expected more pity from  mc. - Tho coin had fallen at his feet. -He  stooped and picked it up.  "Yes, it'll buy 11 bite," ho wild. "Good  luck to ye. It's not always 1 atu before I  slapc."  I turned and looked at tho beggar,  was miserable also. .  "Come in," I said. "I'll give yov. ������m:  clothes.    You need them sndly."    0  "It's nothing but needing with-mo, str,"  said he.    "The likes of me can't work."  "You have had an accident?"-  "My father threw me out of a window  for a joke when lie was not sober."  I took from my wardrobe garments 1  had worn and bade him put them on. Afterward I gave him food. I called no servant in. No ono saw liim come or go save  myself. He departed, blessing me. .,1  watched him, out of sight. Then 1 burst  out in a laugh.  "He had best go and offer his hand to  Kate   Norman,"  I  said.-  "They  make a well matched couple,  look like mo in my clothes,  They fit him well."  Then I remembered going out of thc.  3oor and down toward the'water's  cd^c.  A boat lay there with thc oars in it.  stepped in and rowed up the river,  twilight faded; night came on���������a  moonless night,    I had dropped the oars  and was drifting seaward, lylDg at thc bottom of the boat.    I knew that I was in  danger, but- thc knowledge did not affect  me.  Suddenly a glare of red light flushed  over my faco, I h'eard a heavy throb of machinery, then a - shrieking whistle and u,  steamer was hard upon my little boat.  Aft������r that I knew nothing until I came  to myself in a strange room, in a stranjw  hotel at Albany. The ca.ptain of the  ������tea.mcr which had run. my boat, down fan-  hear your  you how I  per!" '.   '  Silence, with thc cricket's chirp amid it,  nnd tho-bird's scream. -Dawn broke upon  my soul. Jflicn I stood beside her, holding her close and fast.  "Do not fear, do not tremble," I cried.  "It is a living Casper who comes to you  and no ghost. Oh, Kate, Kate, you gave  tender Words to the clay you thought  mine! Will you blcs3 mc with them living?' '������������������- - - =��������� " ������������������ _  She hid her face in my bosom and would  not look up���������would only cling to mc with  her soft, white hands and sob.  And there wc stood alone together amid  the graves, I content-to stand there, her  hand in mine, ber check upon my bosom,  until the blessed evening time lengthened  Itself into eternity.  But at last she told me this, tliat of all'  en" 1 was  to her thc best, and when  I,  might dare  men  _ .  wondcringly, nsked her how i  that  this' could be, she made only  inswer,   "Because   I love  dream  tho   woman's  you."  In thc moonlight,'on that  happy night,  wc went- forth from the old graveyard Inlo  tho world  of  life, hand  in  hand, as  \vty  have gone together ever since.���������London  U)  would  Does lie  1 wonder?  I  The  dark.  A Child undbth������ Uotteri.  An   ingenious  person   named   Kronh,  whose patience is evidently moro  highly  developed  than  his  sense of  humor, hat  been making  some experiments that aru  supposed to be very important to scientific  teachers. Ole  has found  that  lc takes a  young child 3G-1-1000 of n s-ccoud 10 recap  nlzo tho letter c, U08-IOOO of a second  recognize the letter a and 389-1000 of a ccc-  ond to recognize  the letter t, whilo .the  word c-a-t ns a. whole is recognized in 33U-  1000 of a second. Therefore, he says, primary teaching should be dono by words and  not by letters, pud the-letters  should bo  1-12 of 1111 inch high and printed in a linu  not  more than 1 inches long.    Wo don't  know" exactly how he has discovered all  these things, but that does not matter, for  he is  evidently a very profound person.  Wc have done "some figuring ourselves on  the basis of  his researches, and wo ��������� find  that, following'out his method and adopt-,  ing ius ihnci of reading book, a child of 5  years, in 1111 average daily lesson, would  each day save; O789-100Q0 of a minute out  of its valuable time.    Think of that!���������  Bookman.  ' So Companion.  Paterfamilias (walking the floor with  son and heir)���������Babies, they say, aro such  helpless thifigs. . But what do they think  of me? Talk about helplessness!���������Boston  Transcript.'  Ju������t the Place,For Tiieui.  Advance Agmt���������I MO thac there Ib an  egg famine in North Dakota,   j"  Manager���������Cancel all dates and lwbk 11*  for every town ' ������-������������������<*  Free P1WS.  thac section.���������Detroit  'O  A Solemn Truth.   ,  1-oru,   how you   make  juy   ilcsli  as soon as  creep!"'exclaimed tho serpent  the curse had been put on him after the  little trouble in the garden.���������Indianapolis  Journal. THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 1897.  TJNDEE STEESS.  How an Urgent Suitor Won a  Widow in a Railway Train.  Tho Comtesse de Moncley���������who will  soon chango her name, as you shall see���������is  one of the most delicious widows imaginable, and also one of tho cleverest I have  ever met. From the very first day she knew  precisely how to avoid any exaggeration  that could be considered bad taste in tlio  expression of her sorrow, without fulling  into fhe other extreme and mukinsr thoso  who saw her in her v'idow's weeds think  sho must wear red satin under hor  crape.  Early in April sho had quietly left her  Paris apartment, where no male visitor  had set foot since her husband's death,  and it was only by accident that, a week  later, I discovered tlio address she had so  carefully concealed from everyone. It was  "Sycamore Villa, Chantilly." On tho first  of May thero might have been seen to arrive at a littlo bit of a house, situated at a  convenient distance from Sycamore villa, -  several trunks, an English cart and pony,  a saddle-horse, a bnll-tcrrier, two servants,  and a man bordering ou thirty." (That man  was myself.  I hastened to add that, in this circumstance, I acted solely at my own risk and  peril, without any authorization, any right  whatever, and with no othor motive than  my love���������my profound love���������to prompt  me to hope that my change of domicile  would not be a dead loss. Ah, well���������nothing venture, nothing win. And what  did I venture? The salon, the Jlay fetes,  the Grand Prix, the mob in the Alio des  Poteaux, a few balls���������what wero they in  comparison with the charms of a most attractive neighborhood? I have known  men to cross tho seas and spend fortunes  to follow to the ends of the world adventuresses whoso whole body was not worth  the tip of Mme. do Monday's little finger.  Clarisse's pretty anger whon I presented  myself at her house, on the day of my arrival, was-iny first delightful recompense.  In siiito of her grand air, I saw that sho  was touched, and I doubt if ever lover experienced so much pleasure in being  shown tho door by a pretty woman. She  took her timo about it, too, and only pushed me into the street after a reenlation  philippic, to whicli I listened very humbly, replying only so much as wns necessary  ���������to lengthen the lecture, which concluded  in these words: ���������  "And now yon will do me the favor to  return to Paris. The train leaves in an  hour."  "An hour 1'i I objected, timidly. "That  is hardly time to ship two horses and a  carriage and throw up a lensa���������"  "What is thisl" sho cried. "A lease!  You have presumed to���������go, Birl What  audacity! A lease! And, if you please,  where is your house?'  "A long distance from her?," I hastened  fo reply; "atthe other end of the forest.  I am sure ifc must have taken me fully  three-quarters of an hour to come here."  To be precise, it Ifad taken me about five  minutes.  "To think," sho exclaimed, "what a  poor woman, deprived of hor protector, is  exposed to! You would not havo dared  to do this if my husband were still  alive. And to think that he considered you his best friend! Poor  Charles I"  ���������   ' 'Ha has never had   any   causo to complain,"   I  murmured.     "Let us  talk   together of him.*"  '  "Never 1"  "Tfien let us talk of ourselves, that will  be better still."  This suggestion shocked lier so that it  took me a long time to calm her. Finally,  she did not wish to let me go without having sworn nover to set foot in her house  again. It is needless to say that it took  half on hour to persuade ine to make this  promise���������which I broke tho next morning  und as often as possible.  I pass-over' tlie months that followed,  merely declaring tliatin this vale of tears  there is no more happy lots than that of  such an unhappy lover as I was. Clarisse  had the most adorablo way of annihilating  me with n look from her cblue oyes���������eyes  that were intended for quito another purpose than annihilating���������whenever she saw  that I was going to fall on my knees bofore her, and I must confess sho saw it at  "least ten times during every visit I made-  -her^Btill-in-spitoof���������her-exnres8-prohibi--  tion. ��������� And when I so far forgot myself as  to tell hor, if the intent were as good as tho  deed, tho late lamented ought to havo a  heavy grudge against "his best friend,"  seeing that I had loved his wife madly  from the very first.  "Not another word," she would say severely; "you hlasphemo against friendship.    Poor Charles!"  And her white, dimpled hand would  pitilessly stop my mouth, so that, if I had  followed my inclination, I woii/d have  blasphemed from morning till night liko  the worst traitor tb friendship ��������� in tho  world.  Tho day she left off crape, I profited by  tho occasion���������naturally enough, it seems  to me���������to propose mysolf in sot terms as a  candidate to succeed poor _Charles." That  ovonitif,'���������it was a June evening, aud tho  nencias mii'do the most of tho powor whieh  certain vegetables, possess of intoxicating  one with their perfume���������that evening.-hur  hand did not stop my mouth at all, it  reached for tho bull. Cl/trisss did not  threaten, this time; pho acted. I saw that  I was on tho point of heinji put out by hpr:  servant's���������who consisted of au old woman  who had been.her nurso and whom' f could  have-bowled oyer with n breath. However, it was no timo for airy persiflage.  ��������� Without waiting for Nancy to seize me by  the collar, I took my hat and fled.  When day broke, I   had not closwl  ray  eyes; not that tho   situation   seemed   des-  " perats, for I.had learned to'read Glarisse's  eyes.    But, all night long, I had  repeated  over'.ind over again to myself:.,  - ',  '_ 'Heaven graut that tho little hotel in the  Avenuo Friedland is still for sale! " We  woilld bo so'comfortable there,"  In spite of this, I was no further advanced when September came, tlio last month  of my lease. I was no longer shown the  door when'I suggested my candidacy," but  Clarisse assumed a bored air nnd calmly  talked of something else. Betweeu ourselves, I would rather she rang the bell,  for I divined that she was thinking:  "My dear friend, you do not displease  me; quite tho contrary. But you must  confess that, in the solitude.of Chantilly.  I have scarcely had opportunity to enjoy  my widowhood. Let me see if it is' really  worthy of its reputation.. In a year or two  we can talk of your affair."  "In a year or two! Pretty and charming  as she was, Clarisse would have a score of  adorers around her, and adorers around  the woman ono wants to marry are, like  fiies in milk���������they may do no great harm,  bat they certainly do not improve tho  milk-   ,.  Early in September lime, de Moncley  informed me one day that fiho was going  to Paris on the morrow to have a icok at  h*r apartment.  "I sincerely hope," she- added, ia   ���������  severe tone, "that yoii do not think of accompanying ine."  "Ifow cau you 8ti2ge9t sush a thing?"  said I, with apparent submission. "You  leave 'it "  ''At eight in   the  evening, as I do not  wish to bo  seen.    I shall send Nancy in'  the afternoon to prepare  my room.    Ah,  poor Paris!"  ' She no longer said "Poor Cliarlesl" 1  admit that this "Poor Paris!" made mo  much nioio uneasy.  Tho next ovening at eight o'clock, tho  doors of the express train, which stops  liardly a minute, were already close.  Clarisse had not appeared. Sho readied  tlio station just as the bell ran a.  "Quick, hurry up, madamo i" cried the  mil load ollicial.  "Hurry!" I repeated, opening a com  parttneut at random and helping her in.  13ut, instead of getting in, she fell hack,  almost fainting, in my arms. Ik-re is  what she had seen, and what I. too, had  seen over her shoulder: The seats of tho  compartment wero unoccupied, and threo  men, perched like monkeys .ou the hacks  of tho seats, held to their shoulders three  guns, whereof the barrels shone iu the  lamp-light like cannons. Ono of them, as  we opened the door, had shouted in a  terrible voice: "Don't come in, for "  I hud closed the door so quickly that we  had not heard the end of the sentence.  Thon Clarisao and I bundled ourselves into  tho next compartment without quite knowing what we were doing. The traiu was  already under way. Wo were alone. Mine.  de Moncley seemed half dead with fear,  and I must confess I was violently shaken.  "Did you see them?" she cried. "What  can be happening in that compartment?  Thoy are going to fight���������to kill each othor!  What terrible tragedy is to be enacted right  beside us?"  "I don't understand it at all," I replied.  "Only one explanation seems possible to  mo. They are hunters who havo suddonly  gonocrazy. Otherwise, why should they  climb iqjon tlio seats? If they simply  wanted to kill each other, they could do it  without all that gymnastics."  "No," suggested Clarisse, ."it is some  dreadful American kind of duel. In such  a case, ifc seems, they climb up on anything  they can find. But why didn't they stop  them at Chantilly?"  "The train itself scarcely stopped  there."  "Did you hear how they called out  'Don't come in!'? The wretches, thoy don't  want to bo disturbed while they are killing  themselves.    Goodness!    Just listen!''  The fusillade had commenced right besido us. Several gun-shots had sounded,  dominated by a shrill piercing cry, which  still rings in my ears. Then a'deathly silence ensned; they wero all dead, however  had shots they might have been.  Though we were making about fifty  miles an hour at the time. I made ready to  get out upon the step and find out what  was going on in our neighbors' compartment. As I lowered tho window two arms  seized me and a voice broken with anguish���������but whicli Founded very sweet,  juatthe same���������gasped behind me:  "iVilip, if vou love me", do not go! Tliey  will kill you!"  It was precisely liko the fourth act of  "The Huguenots," except that my name  is not Eaonl.  I saw the advantage of my situation,  and I resolved to profit by it. I profited  by it so well that, after a dialogue too in-.  timate to bo repeated here, I was in a  position to sing���������if I had had a voice,  which I haven't: "Tliou-ouho-ast said it."  For sho had said it. Poor Charles was  distanced now. Shs had said the sweet  words:  "I love yon."  A prey to emotions bordering on the  hysterical. Clarisse sobbed and clung to me  with ali her strength, though I had not the  faintest desire to intrude on the massacre  next door. They conkl kill themselves at  their ease. Let every man tend to his own  affairs. As for me, I was very much occupied just then.  That is why, early tlie next morning, I  hurried to my lawyer to speak to him  about the littlo hotel in the Avenue Fried-  land, which was still for salo,' but, thank  fortune, is now no longer in the market.  Decorators aud furnishers aro at work in  it, and when January comes, you will see  it occupied by a certain young couple that  I know of.  But let us not anticipate. When the  -tr:iin:pulled"intothe_city,_ my "companion-  and I had quito forgotten our neighbors,  or what was left of them; but now the authorities must I e.informed and tho bodies  removed. 1 had jumped out,-' and was  looking about for a sergeant do ville, when  I beheld the door of the famous compartment open and the three hunters calmly  descend from it, carrying, rolled up in a  rug, an inert muss which looked as if it  might be the body of a young child. Without an instant's hesitation, I seized" one of  the assassins hy the collar.  "Scoundrel!" I cried. ��������� "What have you  got in that rug?"  - i'"Don't make such a row," he replied,  "or we'll havo n hundred peoplo at our  back?.    It is only my poor dog."  "Dog!" I repeated, indignant at the  man's coolness. "Come, como, you cannot deceive me, I saw it oil."  My captive, whom . I still held hy tho  collar, opened it corner of the rug and  showed me a setter's muzzle, with flecks  of foam on it dappled witli Wood. I dropped my hold on tho man's collar in tho  greatest confusion.   .  "1'oally, I scarcely know how to apologize." I said. "But, frankly, it is not Astonishing that I should have been deceiv-  od���������three men crouching on the seats of  the carriage and shooting���������" "  ."Still, the explanation is very simple.  My dog was bitten threo weeks ago. I had  the wound cauterized, and thought the  aui niiil was saved. We had been hunting  ull day near Creil, bnt" n'o sooner were wo  on tlio train than hydrophobia developed-  and the animal began to snap at us." To  attempt to put the beast out was to tempt  death, aud there was nothing for it hut for  ns to climb up on the^ seats and shoot the'  dog. We wero not'ablo to do so until  after wo left Chantilly, for the poor brute  had taken refuge under tho seat. Finally  by calling it, I persuaded it to put its head  out, and then ,vre shot it. I tell you, it*s a  tri[>-I shall not soon forget."  "Nor shall I," I replied, and I rejoined  Clarisse, who was waiting for me at a lit-  t'e.distanco and whose curiosity was vastly excited to see me thus politely take  leave of tho assassins.  - "Well, then," she said, making a little  face when I had told her the story, "that  ��������� doesn't count. ��������� I take back what .1  said."  . But at the samo time she softly squeezed  my arm with her own, and I saw in her  eyes that "that" did "connt."���������From the  French of Leon de Tinsean, in San Fraucisco Argonaut.  Is It?  Brown���������Smith isn't at all suave and polite to the typewriter." .   -  Jones���������That's rather nnnsnal, isn't it?  Brown���������Ob, I don't know about that;  ihe'i his wifs."  ANOTHER LETTER.  '' "I will make a clean breast of it! Bettor to know and ondure the worst at  once than to suffer longer this paralyzing  anxiety, which makes the present dreadful and the future terrifying."  So reflected Mr. Hichard Foskett, as  lio sat, worn nnd huggnrd, in his handsome houso at Bayswater.  , Moro than more comfort surrounded  thc despairing mun. His light-hearted  wife nnd merry daughter chatted gaily  togother in nn adjoining room. And "in  town" many it plodding city man envied  Dick Foskott his snug berth of manager  in tho well-known house of Godfrey  Avery & Co., stock brokers.  And yet this prosperous-looking gentleman had found no sqvor in his annual summer holidny, from which he  had just roturned, some days beforo his  loave of absence hnd expired.  It was the old, old story���������the Bad on*  that reappears with new faces every iuj,  alas! when commerce thrive*. This  genial friend, generous host, and trusted  confidential servant was nothing more  thnn that poor thing, a thief I He himself would hare preferred to style hia  depredations "irregularities." And lt  was with the wealth of his employer���������  his friend, ono might, say ��������� Godfrey  Avery, that he had tampered.  True, he had never dreamt of associating himself with mere vulgar plunder.  He himself had speculated widely with  monoy not his own, yet with such knowledge and acumen that it seemed impossible for him to make u false step.  But a most unlooked for fall in American securities had overtaken nnd overwhelmed him. With time all might be  retrieved, but this was tho very thing  he could not command. A few days must  lnevitahly see him exposed, and probably  imprisoned.  Mr. Avery was known to be strict to  austerity in nil his business relations;  stern and unbending in matters of probity and honor; but a curiously mild,  shy, and nervous little man awny from  his office and in society.  Folk said that he needed a wife to  draw him out a bit, and, as Godfrey had  never been heard to express any objection  to tho married stato, he may possibly  have agreed with these.  It was this knowledge of one side of  his employer's character that led Mr.  Foskett to at last hit on a plan hy which  he craftily hoped to elude the most trogio  comequences of his crime.  The wretched man reasoned with himself somewhat In this wise:���������  "If I lay open the truth of my position  before Mr. Avery ln his office, his keen  city instincts will make ,,him treat me  with rigor nnd harshness. It is quito  likely that, for the sake of making an  example of tne before his clerks,' he may  immediately call in a constable and give  me in charge. A better plan will be for  my wife to invito him, in onr joint  names, to dlno with ns on Wednesday  evening, which is the one preceding the  incmlng whon I should resume my  duties. Thank goodness! Avery is not  above accepting an invitation from'his  confidential clerk.  Once he had resolved on this oourse of  action, the culprit" felt easier ln hll  mind. By the time his admlringi-wife  had writton nnd despatched the all-important invitation, he had gained so much  cheerfulness that his daughter Edith  declared ho had gono back ten years In  nge, and was now reaping the benefit' of  bis recent tour.  "I am so glad you have invited Mr.  Avery," snid thin somewhat statuesque  young lady. "Ho is so gentle, and he  bas so much more sonse than those bits  of boys, who think of no one but them-,  selves. Besides, his wealth must be  great, nnd, after-all, money is the main  thing nowadays; isn't it, pa?"  The question had keen significance for  Dick Foskett just then. Never before  had ho agreed with this sentiment of his  daughter so zestfully.  Scarcely had his note to Mr. Avery  ��������� reached tho local pillar-box when the  postman brought tbe erring clerk a latter,  the sight of which was alono sufficient  to blanche his "cheeks, and make his  heart fall like a dead weight within him.  CHAPTER IL,  Only too well did he know the parchment-like envelope affected by his firm;  and the address, so. perfectly typed,  could only bo the work of Septimus  Penn, tho vain nnd feeble-minded young  fellow who worked at the office under  the immediate supervision of tho startled  man; who now trombled ns he opened  tho missive, which ho had no doubt came  from Mr. Avery, to crush him with the  news that his porfidy was. discovered,  and to warn him that, only immediate  restitution could save him from penal  servitude. But as he rend it a hopeless  expression of bewilderment overspread  his face.  "I nm going mad!" he muttered,  "completely mad!"  He sent for his wife. When she entered tho room he handed tho document  to hfr, saying:���������  "Bead it to mc, Martha, I cannot believe tho evidences of my senses."  "Why, of course, you can't!" cried his  flushed and bustling domestic partner.  "I declnro it ������is enough to take one's  breath nway. Fancy Mr. Avery, of nil  men, making a proposal for our. daughter's hand! How modestly he words his  letter, too! He calls himself unworthy;  asks us to pardon his presumption, and  talks about having 'the honor' of waiting on you on Wednesday evening to  receive your decision. But, thero! I  nover knew so unassuming a man as  dear Mr. Avery. What a splendid match  It will be for our darling Edith!"  "Of course, "replied her husband, still  feeling liko a man in a dream. "Avery  must be a quoer fellow to have such a  letter ns that typewritten," added he,  thoughtfully.   <v  "I really do not seo it," Mrs. Foskett  protested, prepared to defend her prospective son-in-law against any - attack,  tentative or aggressive. "What is the use  of having a typewriter If you do not use  it?" " '���������  "That is all very well; but then, you  see,, ho had to dictate that letter to young  Septimus Penn and that empty-headed  noodle is sure to have spread it all over  'Change by this-timo."      -   -  "And why not?"'demanded the lady,  bridling up.. "We have nothing to be  ashamed of, and I am sure Mr. Avery  has not. As for Mr. Penn, I am very  sorry for him. This will be" a great blow  to the young man. It was easy to seo at  our last party how deeply smitten he  was with dear Edith."  "Tbe insolent young puppy!" cried  Mr. Foskett wrathfully. "Had he ever  dared to hint at such a thing to me I  would fcave kicked him from one end oi  TJltensprton street^to tbe other!"  MDrfcdltk  received   the nsws  with  composure and dignity. Her manner lm"  plied that Mr. Avery had merely displayed  that good taste she had oxpected from  him.  The hours passed now with irritating  slowness. When at last Ut. Avery's  voice wns heard in the hall his manager  was bursting with excitement. Th������ latter received his guest with the utmost  effusion, and he literally dragged him  Into the room.  "I am delighted to see you, Mr. Avery  ���������delighted! . I must shake both your  hands. This is lnd������ed the happiest moment of my life! " cried Foskett, looking as though he wlshod very niuoh to  embrace his v������itor.  "I am very glnd to see you again,  Hichard," returned the stockbroker,  holding back an expression of alarm,  growing on his placid face "bnt really  I see no occasion for suoh a vehement  expression of joy."  "No occasion, slrf" protested the other.  "Why, sir, when you coadescend to pro-  pose an alllanco with our humble family,  when you express u desire tn on ter our  circle by forming one of the hollost of  ties, when you crave to becumo one of  us, I say there is the greatest and highest  occasion. Bless you, Mr. Avery���������bless  you!"  "Allianoe? Your fomlly? Holiest of  ties?" gasped the amazed bachelor. "I  do not understand you. Perhnps���������er���������  perhaps you are not well?"  He sidled towards the door.  "Intoxicated with happiness! Tbat is  all, sir," declared the beaming Foskett.  "And this, sir���������this is the precious  document which has filled me with 6unh  gladness���������your letter."  "My letter?" repented Mr. Avery, taking tho missive from tho other's   hands.  He sat down,.and smoothing the paper  out on his knee, he rend lt with great  deliberation. When his gaze reached tho  signature, it appeared to remain glued  there for at least   a   couple   of minutOR.  "Well, well," murmured he, half to  himself, "this is remarkable. I had not  thought of such an eventuality, but 'pon  my word, I might do worse, and this  is certainly a legal offer."  "Do worse!���������a legal offer!" exclaimed  tho astonished father. "Why, of course,  my dear sir. Surely you���������"  Whatever Mr. Foskett was on the verge  of expressing a certainty about will  never be known, for nt this moment his  wife came fussily into tho room.  "Oh, Mr. .Avery!" she cried. Her feelings proved too much for her. She fell on  his bosom, murmuring: "My son!" and  encircled his neck with her arms.  W. A. JOWETT  MININCand <4������|  Real Estate w  Broker.. ^  NELSON, B. Cl  Has for immediate sale���������  Lots 17 and  18,   Block   10,   Nelson  "      6    "      7,    ' '  19 "      66,  , The above are unimproved.  Also Lot 4, Block 12, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block, rented  for $65 per month.  ���������?r A   Good  Investment.  A. C. EWART  AEOHITEOT  Clements and Hillyer Blk  Room 6  643  Nelson, B. C.  You Need It!  HAND  BOOK  '' OF THE  AMENDMENTS  Mineral Act  Passed by the Legislative Assembly of tliej  Province of British Columbia. Mays, 18!I7.  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Ollice.  Kootenay  Lumber Company  A Complete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  wili now be kept  at Nelson.  CSO     CHARLES StBARBE, Agent  NEW STORE  TO THE PUBLICN%  We understand that heretofore a great miny people .have been sending 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,-   CHAPTER III.  Edith appeared in the nick of time to  get to the rescue. She passed her "poor  mamma" on to Mr. Foskett, who promptly  dumped thnt agitated . lady on . to the  nearest chair. .  "It seems, Miss Edith, that you and  I aro to ho married," said Mr. Avery  fimply, aud with less shyness than might  have been expected. "I assure you that  I am very glad indeed. I have had no  experience In these matters, but I suppose It is proper for me to do something.  Possibly, if I niake your father my partner that may do as a"commencement."  "Oh!" groaned Mrs. Foskett, "how  noble he is!" '   -  "And if you will permit it, Miss Edith,  we will spend our honeymoon on the  Continent. It will do mo good to get  away from business for a few months,  and the Interests of the Arm will b������i well  guarded by your father during our ab-*  senoe.'���������  "Ves, yes!" "Diok" broke in eagerly.  "Come, my dear," added he to his wife,  let ns no longer obtrude ourselves on  these young people."  In the hall a servant Informed him  that Mr. Septimus Penn had called, and  was waiting : to   seo   him   ln the study.  "Confound him!" muttered Mr.  Foskett. "What does he mean by bothering here now? Well, sir," continued ho,  when he entered the apartment reserved  for. the reception of cnllers' of no importance, "what do you wont?"  He spoke so blnsterlngly that poor  little "Seppy" Penn   trembled  all over.  "If you please, sir," the latter faltered, "I called,about that typewritten letter I sent you, and which I fear I forgot  to sign. Of course you knew nt once it  came from me, but I must Jspojoglzejor  my inadvertence."  "Letter? Typewritten letter?" murmured Mr. Foskett.  "Yes, sir. I do ^ believe it is the one  you havo in your hand at this very moment."  "Well, sir. I couldn't help falling in  love with Miss Foskett, for it isn't ln  human nature to be insensible to her  beauty. I thought I would be striotly  honorable, and first of all ask your permission to- pay my addresses to her.  After I had finished all the Arm's letters  I tvpod one to yon, because you always  say my handwriting is execrable. Before  I could sign it Mr. Avery sent md out  on an important errand. When I returned  Martin told mo he Jiad put all thc letters  in their proper onvelopes, and had posted  thein. Mr. Avery signed all his, but of  course mine must have reached you  without any name to it."  "I am sorrv for you, .'Seppy,' " said  he, growing familiar in a patronizing  way, "but you must prove tho sensible  follow you are, and abandon all thoughts  of my daughter. Indeed, you must forget that you ever sent this foolish letter  and 1 will not think of it again, either.  The.truth is, 'Seppy,' iny daughter has  been engaged to Mr.Avery for somo time  past, and our esteemed principal is here  to-night to get my dear child to fix the  wedding day."  "Oh, my IV cried Penn, sufficiently impressed and dismayed.  "Yes. Now, if he ever learned you had  once aspired'to occupy his position you  would not bo another five minutes in  the office."  "Of course not," agreed-'Seppy.'  "But if you keep a still tongue In your  head I will see that things go very well  with-4c-'i-    'jet   me   see,   how much are  you lg������.iiL.nrniow?"  "A hundred nnd twenty, sir. *  "From next month you shall tako a  hundred and fifty, and ln the coining  year we will sen if wo cannot make your  salary the level two hundred."  "Oh, thank yon, Mr. Foskett! tbank  you, sir!" cried the overjoyed Septimus.  "What on extraordinary bit of good  fortune that proposal has brought me!"  he soliloquized. "What a capital investment it has proved 1"  Indeed, he was right, and it gavo  more than wealth and safety to the man  who was soon to be one of the principals  of the opulent firm . of Godfrey Avery  and Company. From that day Edith's,  father became a chaflged and a better  man. His terribly narrow escapo made a  lasting Impression on him, and be lives  to-dny a devout and kindly gentleman.  But Septimus Penn never guesses that  all tlie favors which ��������������� b*lng heaped  upon him are but crumbs., from "Dick"  token's yr*4lgloui slice ef luekl  A. FERLAND HO. EmSS00^  STOVE  Cooking, Heating, Pa|  Stoves of all Descriptions ��������� Y"Y?  GHBAF FOE C-A.B  733  A large stock of the Improved Queen Air Tight.,  Call and see them at the  NELSON HARDWARE C  rji:  Thos. Dunn ������ Co., L  DEALERS IN  MINBRS',. BLACKSMITHS' AND MILL SUPPLI1  HAM. AM) SIIEET IKON, MINERS' PICKS, IUB AMI  SHEET STEEL,  MI.NEUS' 8UOVELS, WIRE HOPES, MAXIMA KVPES,   .  ������ OTfNAMITE  FUSE AND CAPS. .-'"���������"  ...QUICKSILVER  Write for Quotations.    .     ...     ,. Cable Address, "Dunn."  (133) ^^jsrcoTx^iEie., 33. o*  ~Y-t-r: j.  Fred J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.     ft  NELSON,  B. C.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  ..A-IsTD   SOO   PACIFIC   LI3STE.    ,  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  ID-A-ILTT   SBEVICE  Purchase through tickets and have your bag-gage checked to your desti-  0 nation without change.  THEONLYLINE-  Operating Tourist Cars to Toronto, Montreal-  and Boston without change. Also Through  .Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily. ._> .  Magnificent SIeepers������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 An^  notated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets and full particulars as to rates, time, etc, apply to nearest C. P. R^  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  H. M. McGEEGOR. - E. J. COYLE, .  Traveling Pass. Agt., Xelson. . Dist. Pass. Agt. Vancouver" THE MINER, NELSON   B. C.; SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 1897.  fOPTED BY THE BfilTISH COLUMBIA LIBEEAL ASSOCIATION.  I'lnim Tlmt llie Turner A������ lmliiistrntloii  ���������las Forfeited the I'onn.dcnce of  (lie People.  it the British Columbia Liberal Con-  lo'tftti, field nt New Westminster on  potior-. 8 aud 9, tbo folio? /iug platform  lis adopted:  [We denounce tbe Turin >r administrate, which hns justly forfe ited (be con-  lence of the people of this province By  reckless squandering o: E tbe public  |venue; its alienation of tbe public lands  grants to railway promo ters and pri-  |te speculators, (notably   tbe grant to  |o Cassiar Central railwa; / company);  : system of class taxation; it s encouroge-  bnt of monopolies; its op< n support of  piental labor; aud its persii tent attempt  encourage sectional jeolot sies between  |e Island and Mainland ior political  irposcs. 0  I Aud we denounce- the practice of mincers of tbe crown milking use of tbeir  Ticial positions to promote their private  Iterests by associating tbeir :names with  liDiug and other speculative companies.  I "We advocate���������  I.���������BAIIAVA.tS XSD iANU.  [(1.) The  adoption", of a policy directed  {wards ultimate o vnership of .railways  tbe government.  1(2) Tbat public la. oda be reserved for  fttfal settlemeut, audi tbat suck legisla-  jn be enacted as will . jprevent the bold-  Ig cf large tracts ' ������y speculators and  bmptuiy promoters.  j (3.) Tbat wbeu a g  amt'o? land is made  | aid of railways and .������itber,public uuder-  Ikings tbe govern nn  autt retain all equiva-  |nt interest in sue   tt mndertskings by  of control of fi  t^htirotes or otber-  . "'hat tbe stati   is ot existing grants  T    uglily iuve   afifcigated with a view  ling   tbe    opening up of tbe  ���������      jHlemeut;   rihere tbe conditions  JLmJ v such gr  HEte have been made  in compl Sefl with.  . 1 jbe ays", kim. ������of transfer and  Xiatbi ������������ Iai)<* ��������� *e ^iniplified  aud  ' '������������������        ���������;': . insive   ������*bile*ecuring abso-  '*>   "ftitlf w  ___ _���������."��������� - -bed] smaiBuaioN.  VV SXi ��������� ^oadji isHrniomt, of the present'  ���������    5������"   iiAjk-on   ia������fi"ibftai3 of! population  "7. "^TJ^   bd fspin������ely   populated  -;opo rtaonately 1 arger repre-  '"���������;.n;to  J3ci|>ul������a?.i districts nnd  fYY;  ..abolition of th ^ 8200 deposit  ::^jpi candidates.  " IU.���������TAXATIO!   J. -.  enseal of the'mo rtgage tax.  .repeal of mine r's licences for  iug for wages in mines.  coal miues be placed on tbe  ;jg as other mil* :b witb respect  ^ioa.  f{- IV.���������IIMBW    .  ^Tlio disposal of th   iber limits by  . competition and int������   ucb quantities  a3 will meet tbe rwpii'* rements'ol! the  ih.  [irThe-enactment t������rt "~ati"a~cciirate"  .stem<iigovernment ssadi ������ ng of logs and  its rigid eufofdement.  c(3.) The iaWoductiem o   t a system of  forestery i'or Xhis i>Hrpo*     of conserving  and reprodi vcwg our fo*e������   is. ���������.  ���������".'J "���������.���������CBIXB8 ���������  E.  '\'l.) The.di '���������couragerwml ; by all coasti-  utional met.' loclsot thein imigration and  mploymenfc of Oriental It. borers, and the  nccordancc therewith of  18' Begnlotic  <u Act.  C���������'������OAD M<   )NEY.  A BAD WfiEOK.  Engine nnd Three Cars M'crc Smashed  Up  East Saturday. .  A wreck occurred on tbe C. P. R. at  the smelter switch last Saturday night  which slightly injured Engineer Atkinson and Fireman Weaver and badly damaged three cars and an engine.  It appears tbat a train consisting oC au  engine and three cars ladeu witb coke attempted to take tbe smelter switch about  half a mile from tbe station. Tbe engine  made tbe switch all right but tbe first  car refused to leave the main tack. The  result was that tbe entire train tipped  over on its side nnd the engineer and lire-  man got some rough bumps. The engine lost its cub, whistle, smoke stack,  headlight, etc. and was considerably  bruised and battered. Tbe cars were  twisted in many directions. By Monday  morning the wreck was cleared away and  tbe engine sent to tbe hospital. Tbe escape of tbe engineer and iiremau ia regarded as providential.  Towns to Incorporate.'  Revelstoke has taken tbe lirst step  toward incorporation and bas appointed  a committee to get up tbe petition.  The town of Trail is discussing the  advisability of incorporating.  A #?."MM>0 Sale.  , Tbe R.- J. C. and Novak claims on  Kettle river, have been purchased by J,  A Harrington for 825,000, 25 per cent  cash and tbe balance in payments. A  five stamp mill is to be erected and in  operation by July 1, 1898. Assays of  ore run from $40 to 8540 iu gold. Work  on a 75 foot tunnel, is to be started at  once.  lEailrouiI to Teslin Lake.  Herbert E. A. Robertson lias published notice that at the next legislative assembly be will make application to incorporate a company to build,  operate and maintain a railway from  Revelstoke to Teslin lake via' Fraser  and Parsnip rivers and Dease Lake.  The Alhaliascn Mine.  The sleigh road from the Athabasca  mine to the smelter bas been completed  but will not be used until a sufficient  amount.of snow bas fallen to make good  sleighing. "Work at the mine is progressing favorably and a large amount of high  grade ore is being taken out and sacked  ready for shipment. . Everything is in  first class order for the winter and work  will be prosecuted vigorously.  The Last Chance of Slocan began  shipping ore last week and will continue  throughout the winter.  Prominent Citizen Jailed.  T. H. Carmode, the proprietor of a  four story building in Slocan City aud a  regular church atfemdent was arrested  last week on a charge of stealing sundry  articles of laundry-from a hotel clothes  line. He was found guilty of unlawfully  retaining stolen property and sentenced  to 30 days in Kamloops.  Notice to the Public  By the City,^^,  ^^-^Scavengers.  We hereby notify everyone that  the price of all scavenger work has  been raised to the old price, and  there will be no more cutting done  by either party. Swan Nilson,  799 Holurook & Chase.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Mrs. Mary Mallette has purchased the interest pf Mr. Peterson  and has now sole control.  First Class Dining Room.    No Chinamen.   All white help.  ACCOMMODATIONS, Sl.OOper day.  Vernon Street,        768       Nelson, B.C  Music Lessors  Mrs. Morley is. prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply at Thomson Stationery Co's Store,  Nelson. ~   127  limendmentin  |he Coal Mint  v.  (1.) The abo  hpt practice (  :>ad money in  |upporters.  vrr.���������Hoy  1(1.) The hon  lal assets in tl  1(2.) The taki  lie systematic  Ince, and the  plicy of const  pidges, and tl  liblic works i:  lat in the spec  Vurces of the  lition of th 9 preseut cor-  >t adtaiuist sriug tbe public  Umi&teret .t of government  ;B������t������ &3D   PROGRESS.    ���������  edtmanagement of provin-  i������fcdtercst of the public.   .  nR'tff active measures for  csjplcrttioo   of   the   pro-  ���������daistion  o< /������  vigorous  ,.  nuiting trails,   roads  and  ie*ncouTHgeiH*D!fc,9* .other  iJHUiih a manner as wili.as-  4y development of the rer  whole province.  Villi Ship Ore.  J. McCreath last week purchased the  Delight group of mines on Toad mountain at Sheriff's sale. The property ia  situated between the Silver King, Atha-  basoa and Morning and Eveniug mines  and hag about 83000 worth of work done  on it. Mr. McCreath proposes to at once  put a force of men to work- Jand expects  to be rawhiding ore down to the smelter  before the expiration of two months. He  says that the ore is of a first class quality  and that he can get a $60 assay nearly  any place. There five claims in the  group.  Try**'  My Fair  Cigarettes  W. S. Kimball & Oo.  Kochester, H. Y.  17 First Prize Medals.  HOUDAYJjIFTS  = A~coinplcte~linc~of"'' ~    ���������' ������������������ '���������'������������������W"^"--" ^5' ������������������ --  French, English and American PenUITieS  Latest  Odors  and  Newest  Designs  of   Packages  CALL   AND   SEE  THEM   AT  I VANSTONE'S New Drug. Store  I , Kauffman   Block  NELSON,   B.   C  A Be taction In I'rlee.   .  I The Globe ('.       Ifcronto) is making a strong  bitl   for circulation.   Find-  Ivcl   i������n   *a   *ke   price of  'aitc   duction ^of  typeset-  .a\*������      made it possible to  >er at 1   a less cosi> tIie pr'ce  ed tron.   '- S6 P8r annum to  for thet    arly morning, cd-  second  t    dition has  been  As there     ia to be no re-  ie si!������e  of . ���������tlle  paper,  and  mentTinclud    in������ tbe  Satur-  ted edition, k.   ^P*  UP  to it*  ;h standard, at   <d considering  jus expense tbat  ive ell'the news e  00 much to pay for  ��������� on its subscription.  \ck tti 50,000 mart.  id deserving 1  fg that the rei  iper and tbe :  [ng machines b  lblish the paj  ?s beeu reduc  It per annum  lion, and the  (scontinued.  petion in tb  p'ery depar?  |iy illustra  L'esent hif  le enornv  [der to g  aa not i ,  3r annr  lon rer  Where to  get  it.  ���������'  0 '���������  C  CARSS MACKINAW  0  4-1  rt  WHEN    BUVING  -  MINERS' 0E LUMBERMEN'S CLOTHINa  0  ������  -  -The only Genuine Mackinaw  Manufactured    in     Canada.  -'.  u5  CARSS MACKINAW  d  0  u  M  .    O  -4->  .X  Stamped on" Every   Garment  "Not      Genuine     unless     so  Stamped.       See     that.   you  ������������������  Get   it.      ���������.        -      -  W. 0AESS & CO., 0EILLIA, ONi.  O  g  :   J. A. Gilker's,                    Nelson  it goes to in  very day, S6  it.     At S-t  li3t should  |Nof  im .  loo'  I9.rj  -Notice cf lay Ower-  i^elErEsbeen published, th atpl.wer  a'ffa the northern-division  ofE as,1  tefe'ay'have'been laid over to June   *������  i toid 'in theiillooet-toHay 1���������, 189L \  QRQCERIES^^  Meats, Teas, Coffees, Fruits and Vegetables,  and canned, and other Groceries. A first  assortment.  dried  class  SOLE  783  T. G. PROCTER,  Real Estate lines,  BAKER STREET,  Nelson,       -       -        B.C.  5 doors west of Bank of Montreal, P. O. Box 229.  W. J. G.  DICKSON,  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  ISTEriSOXT, B. C      [335]  '    OFFICE OF THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Ld.  -AND-  Balfour Brick Yard Oo.  Owners of property in Nelson should send in  a list of their lots ror i-nle, as 1 have customers  randy to purchase Nelson property al a reason  able llgurc.  746  G. D. CURTIS  ^AROHITEOTiEEfcfe  625    OYEU THOMSON*' ROOK STOUK.  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  ' Okfick:  AND   HOSSLAND, B  NELSON  ". 140  C.  Do you want Type? Do you want Ink?  Do you want to trade Presses?  Do you want to trade Tupcr ���������iiltcr>>?  Do you want anything in the Printing JIachin  cry line?   If so write to  TOKOXTO TH������E FOIIKIkKY CO.  GG'J 5-20 Cartluva St., Vaneoiiver, It. V.  Fall and Winter Styles  French Patterns, Hats, Latest Novelties in  ���������  Fall and Winter Millinery Goods.  Prices to Suit Everybody.  . mrs. Mclaughlin,  764 Josephine Street.  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  ProvinciaK^  Land Surveyor.  549 NELSON, B. C.  Ye Olde  Fashioned . ���������  ENGLISH  GINGER  BEER  Thorpe & Co., Ld.  Tel. HO.'  Vernon St,  Smoking   Tobacco?  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C.  fo;*)  f\    PASSENGER    fi  V TRAINS ^  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  OS THK  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Hun made in one hour.  No. C leaves Hossland at. 7 a? in.   Connects in  thc morning with steamer at Trail.  No. 3 leaves  Trail  at 8:15 a. in.   Connects at  Kossland with lied Montain train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Hossland at 3:00 p. 111.   Connects  with C. P. K. main line steamers for thc  north at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. in. Connects with  C. P. R. main line steamers from the north  at Trail.  No. J leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:15 p. m.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Oilices: F. P. GUTKL1US,  Trail B. C. General Supt,  DIRECT  ROUTE  FORT STEEL ���������.  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday 10th May, 1S97,  Steamer Ainsworth will leavo Kaslo, B. C..  every Monday and Thursday at i) a. m. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on Tuesdays nnd Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Eastern and  Western Points.  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  la.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan Jlining districts.  This route is tho most direct for tho Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes closo connections at Bonner's Ferry with the. Upper Kootenay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. (>37  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME  CARD.  Subject to change without notice.  TllAIXS  UUN'   ON   PACIFIC STANDARD  TIME.  Going Wkst.  Leave 8.00 a. m.  "      8.30 a. m.  ���������"     0.36 a.m.  "   .  9.51 a, m.  "    10.03 a. in.  "    10.18 a.m.  Daily Going East.  ICaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  South Fork "      3.15 p.m.  Snroulc's ���������'      2.15 p.m.  Whitewater   - "      2.00 p.m.  Bear Lake '   "      1.48 plm.  McGuigan "      1.33 pm.  "    10.38 a. m. Cody Junction    "      1.12p.m.  Aro.  10.50a. in.   Sandon Leavo   1.00p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leave 11.00 a. ni. Sandon       Arrive 1M;"> a. in  Arrive 11.20 a. 111. Cody Leave 11.25 a. m  For   rates and   information   epply at tho  Company a ofllces.  ROBT. IRVING,       GKO. F. COPELAND,  .til)  CS. l'\ & P. \  Superintendent.  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY,  THE FAST LINE  SUPEEI0R SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada  Direct Connection with.the Spokane Falls and Northern Ry...  SPOKANE TRAINS  No. 1 West, depart, S:25 ������. in.  No. 2 East,....       "        7:00 n. 111.  Tickets to Japan  and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific "  S. S. Company.  Three Important Poiiti  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point will afford you the  bestjservice.  SECOND���������See that tbe coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because that line makes the closest connections with all the traus-coiitiuental  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the "Wisconsin Central lines, or address  Jas. g'. Pond,  Gen. Pas. Agt,   Milwaukee, _���������.  Wisconsin.  or Gko. S. Batty.  General Agent,   ._.��������� 211! Stark S_t.._  (570)        . Portland. Or  #������������?&--.  x HARNESS  t|   and Saddlery.  f Pack Harncs.-i. Pack Straps  Horse Blankets, Oil Cov-  .cr.-i. Bells," Team Nous-  ing>. Whips, Brushes,  ' Comb.-, etc. Repairing a  specialty. Prompt attention given lo ali orders.  L. POGUE.  WARD ST.  050) Opp Court House  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  national Ml  anfl Wii Co., IA  Steamers  "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  -   and River./ -  Time  Card  in ell'eet Oct.  1st, ISO".    Subject  - to chaiiKC without" notice.  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  trains of X. & P. S. K..lt. loand from  ���������    Xortliport, Kossland and  Spokane.  Ticket sold and bsiKifUKu checked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:1,-1 a. m.' AiYive Xorthpoit  12:15 p. m.: Kossland :s:10 p.m.:  Spokane fi p. in.  Leave Nelson for ICaslo nnd way points, dnily  except. Sundays. ii:l.-i p. in.   Leaving Spokane 8  a. in; Rowland \0:'.'A) a. in.',_ Northport l:"-0 p. 111.  Kaslo, IJ. C..l������tOct.,-lS!>7.  31 GKO. ALKXANDHi:   Gen'l-Mgr.  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, ov ��������� >  ������ V. D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  Sl'OKANB, WASH.  " -0K-  A. 1>. IJHA11LTOX,  Asst. fienl. Pass. Agent.  No. 2j."> Morrison St., Corner of Third  I'lirlliuiil, Oregon.  iST Write for new map of the Kootenay country. 531  SURVEYOR'S    CHAIN'..  THE SHORTEST  ROUTE.  It Is I lie .Host Modern In ]:<]iiipiiiciil.  It Is llie HvuriotXuiluil line.  It lias a K<ifk-t;nII;ist Iioa<:i)������.|l.  li Crosses So Snntl Ilv.ssrrls. -,  It Is  Hie Wuly Miie  Itiiniiluu   l.ii.vurluUH  Club  Itmilil Car*.  II I* Noted Tor lhe Courtesy or its Employe*.  II i.s the Only Line S<'rrii>x Mvwl*  on the  a la Citric   l'!nn.  THROUGH    THE. .       ������  GRANDEST       SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT."  Attractive Tours during xSeasoa ot  Navigation onGroat Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps, tickets and complete inf01 million  call on or address Agents, li.. fc S. Ry., C. & K  S. Nav. Co., N. & li\ S. Ry., or  t;.<;.I������I\<>\, General Asccul,  V. I.  whitxkv, ������;  npokane, 1Va������h.  I'. * T. A.,  at. rani, Minn.  Spokane Falls &  Northern RTy.  Kelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  ��������� The ouly all rail route without chango  of cars between Nelsou and Rossland and  Spokane and Eosslaad.  (Daily Except Sunday)  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  Carthaginian���������Allan I.inu   California���������Allan Lino -   Labrador���������Dominion Line   Vancouver���������Dominion Line..  Lake Ontario���������Beaver Lino...  Like Superior���������IJcaver Line.  STRICTLY   WHOLESALE  AGENTS   IN   KOOTENAY   FOR  , norris'   Jams,    Pickles,   etc.  _ KOOTENAY  SUPPLY  CO,  "" ������������������������������������    jsrEriSonsr.  I3u;.lders are invited to inspect my  stock of Rough  and  Dressed"  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  G. 0������ UUchaijaij  113  I'rom Montreal.   Nov. 13   Nov. 20   Nov. 13  -.." Nov. 2<>   Nov. 17    ...Nov.-20  Krom Xc������" Yort.  Teutonic���������White Star Line Nov. 10  lirittianic���������White Star-Line Nov. 17  St. Paul���������American Line Nov. 17  St, Louis���������American Line  Nov. 21  Umbria���������Cunard  Line j���������Nov. 20  Lucania���������Cunard   Line Nov. 27  State of Nebraska���������Alinn State Line-. .Nov. 20  Mongolian���������Allan State Line ..Nov. 28  Krichland���������Ked Star Line Nov. 17  Kensington���������Hod Star Line Nov. 21  Cabin, S15. S'")- S'W, $70. f SO and upwards.  Intermediate." $'������������������������) and upwards.  Steerage. $������i.50 and upwards.  Pa-i-ciisreiv; lickcied through lo all points in  Great Hritaiu or  Ireland, and at specially low  rates  to  all  parts of the European continent.  I'rcnaid p.-i.-saucs arranged from all points.  Applv  to  GEO.   S.   UEEIJ.. CI'.ll.   Ticket  Axent.*Nclson. orto,      WILLIAM STITT, -  {Oil)   General Agent, C.IMt. Oilices. Winnipei  Leave 9.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35.p.m.  ���������'    12:C0 " -EOSSL'D    "    3:50   "  "    3.00 a.m. SPOKANE   ''    G.40.p.m.  Passengers for Kettle lli ver aud Boundary Greek, connect, at Marcus with Stage  Daily.  0.R.&M.  ,^ Shortest andj Quickest -  1  . Route" to  Coeui-'d Alene, inines. I'alouse, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla. Baker City' Mines,  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  i^old mines and all points Must and  South. Only lino Kast via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer, tickets to Europe and other foreign countries.  IiKAVK- i SI,OK.\SKTIMBSriIi:nui.K !  AlU'.IVK  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  103 W. J. V. Dickson. Ua   er St.  i:l~> p. m.  Daily  7:15 a. m.  Daily  Fast M.mi.���������Walla Walla I .  Portland.  San KrancUco . ,:I."J "���������,n#  . UakerCity and the cast.   ,    ''a'1!"  ! Local Mau, ��������� Coeur  d'!  Aleiuis. l-'armington. Gar-   G-Xi p. in.  field, Colfax,Cullman and  ! Moscow.  Daily  Kor through tickets and further information  apply at O. lt & N*. Co.'s ollice.  j 130 Kiven-iile avenue,. 1 :>u Ka������t Columbia ave  I       Sirtikatie. "Wash.      |        Ilo-'sland. 15. C.  I        J. Gami"bki.i.. !       II: M. Adams.  General Agont.        '��������� Trav. V. and 1'. Agent.  W. II. Hfiii.iiCKT, General I'ass. Agent,  (������1 Portland, Oregon- THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 1897.  ������������������-���������-���������TuanaatgjMtB^jt  ARRIVED, I  LE ROI DIEEOTOESI&IVEN ADVICE  BY A NEWSPAPER.  The  Sale  or 11  Mine  Saiil to   lie  u   More  llclibcriitc Transaction Than llie  I'l acl ns oi' Ordinary Ho nds  a  Lou-  raining  the ar-  more systematic manner  v  The .British Columbia Review,  don publication devoted  to  the  interests of this proviuce, notes  rival iu London ot two of Spokane's distinguished citizens as follows:  '���������Senator Turner and Colouel TeytoD,  directors and large owners of the Lo lici,  are at the Cecil. We have heard that  they expect to complete negotiations for  the sale of their property within'six or  eight weeks; but in the present state of  the market it is hardly conceivable that  a deal of this magnitude could be completed in so short a time."  Editorially, under the head, "Au event  of Importance," the Review says:  "We havo referred in another column  to the arrival iu London of two of the  directors of the Le Roi miue. Rumors  have been current for many months past  that this great property was on stile for  the sum of 1,000,000 pounds, but no definite steps were taken, aud we therefore  refrained from comment. jSTow,however,  that negotiations have reached such a  stage as to necessitate the presence in  ������������������������������������ London of two of the principal owners,  o we regard the event as of the greatest  possible importance to British Columbia.  "Canada, with its cheese, butter and  j lumber exports was little regarded, but  a whisper of gold and silver mines has  gone forth, preferential tariff- has been  introduced, and in the recent jubilee rejoicings Canada received recognition as  "the greatest of our colonial possessions.  Imperialists now have an opportunity of  strengthening the empire by' reciprocating the friendly advances of Cauada  which should uot be let slip. The greatest gold miue in the dominion is now on  the London market, and what we would  ask-is that this property be considered on  its merits. The owners havp, we understand received several offers from financiers in New York which they have not  cared to consider seriously, their desire  being tb establish in Londonr-the world's  market���������confidence in the permanency  and value or the gold copper deposits of  Trail creek, whish will enable them lo  speedily develop their holdings iu other  properties ia that and the neighboring  camps. .  "Little or nothing has yet transpired  in connection with British Columbia mining affairs to lead Biitish investors to  rush iuto Kootenay enterprises, but no  decently-developed property has hitherto  been offered to the public. Prospects in  plenty have been exploited which may,  or may not, turn into ..mines, claims by  the dozen have been sold during the past.  few months for a few hundred pounds  apiece, which will tie grouped in batches  and ott'erf d to investors as soou as they  show an inclination to buy, but no div-  ,. idend-paying properties in British Columbia are owned in this country yet.  "The Le Koi, the premier mine ou Red  mountain, has been tested to a depth ef  600 feet, and has established its right to  be regarded as an investment rather than   a sppoulation by  the payment in divid-.  ends of over 130,000 pounds. Let the position which Trail Creqji should., hold  among the gold camps ot .the world be  decided by this miue, bearing well iu  mind the difficulties'under which it was  developed and the stage of development  already-reached..  "It is difficult to over-estimate the importance and value which" the flotatiou  of this property on the London market  will have on the immediate f uturo 'of  British Columbia. . What is required at  the moment is dividends, and the confid-.  once engendered by their regular payment.  ���������    .      . -  "We trust that the gentlemen who have  the selling of this-mine will have piofited  by the experience ot thoso who^ endeavored to,place the War Eagle on "this mar-"  ..ket. ' Such properties cannot be regardr  ed iu the light of municipal stock to be  placed on the market iu a few days, and  much harm has already been dope-by  vendors in British Columbia endeavoring  to unduly hasten the sale of their proper-  <- ties when in'the bands of Loudon financiers, though they cheerfully give lengthy  options to promoters ia Chicago or Toronto." ' ���������   ������"  I'or a Fire Department. ���������  Editor Mi.nbu:���������  Sib:���������Knowing you to.be in the field  as an advocate ot good government,  ��������� honest administration,'and equal protection to all, and realizing the many disadvantages that our fire chief is laboring  under in organizing a competent fire  brigade and the obstacles to be encountered in getting together a company of  disinterested young, able and athletic  men for the purpose' of protecting other  peoples property, with no other pay lliau  glory, I have a suggestion to make.  There are mauy accidents that a vol an-  tesr firemau is apt to meet with (other  than the destruction of a good suit of  clothes) in the discharge of his duties  daring a conflagration, that-he should be  recompensed for by the property holders  of the city. There should be some inducement offered that would bring out  the best materiel at the earliest possible  moment, and when once organized could  be made a credit to the city, a safeguard  ggainst any extensive fires and with a  of fighting fires  a confidence would be established that  would eventually lower the present high  rates of insurance. If our city fathers  do not see the necessity of immediate  action in'this, the most important question coming before any governing body,  I would suggest that a mass meeting be  called, a subscription list started and  funds raised for the purpose of stimulating youug meu to protect the properly of  men who have on other occasions voted  iu favor of large salaried officers.  I again claim that somethiug should  bo done - and done quickly to stimulate  our boys lo fight Are uuder our present  boisterous, but proficient fire chief G. A,  Bigelow.  J. If. Jacksok.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of Cl Ls to be understood.  .Vrl.'iun.  Nov 20-  Glonside-J Allen to JGilles h, 8100.  Samo���������Same lo A Matliieson, 1, ������100.  Allaiulale���������Same to same, ������100,  Nov 22-  Jadwigo���������A L Beaton to It D Doriel, 1,  rortollicii fraction���������XV Rippin to Canadian  Pacific Exploration Co.  Uhlan fraction���������J M McGregor to same.  Keco No 2 fraction���������A 3 Irwin to same, $5.  Blare Athal���������A Ritcher to J Riley.  Maple Leaf���������ES Mabee to \V Riley.  Sidney, Andy���������A  Thomas to XV XV Howe, \  w.  AIc.idie���������N A Timmous to T Booth.  Nov 23-  Druinmcr, Mineral Hill���������W J Shclton to O  B Jones, i, ������1000.   -  Great Western, Great Eastern, Gold  Bell,  Kalispel���������J II Young to AII Kelly, J, $5.  Nov 24���������  Sterling���������W Caldwell io H McGlynn.  Hexahedron���������M S Bentley, H B Wadsworth,  Dawson and Koucke, G S Allison, R A Koontz,  and XV O'Brien to J Bonn, 375,000 shares of  stock.  Blackjack���������It Green to R Socman.  Pountney fraction���������S S Fowler J R Robertson.  Chief���������W G Robinson to XV 3 II McKernan.  -A L Anderson, same,  ���������. ,>    !K^2 USE  McDonald, o mi fm Ymir, 21 mi  Omeno-  Nov. 22-  Iron Hat-F  f m N&FS ry  PartLince���������C ASwanson, Whitewater ck, }  mieN&FSry.  Little Johnnie���������J Benson, n fk Sulmon riv  ad.i Big Buck.  Gathn���������MA Benson, same.  Nov 23-  Copper Chief���������A h Anderson, n e slope Ymir  mt, 4 mi n Kliso.  Nov 24-  Annconda   fraction���������D   Booth,  summit on  Wild H.*e ck, 12 ml f in N&FS ry.  Nov 20���������  Soucaling Abe���������J C Allen,  HJ mi up Porcupine ck.  Golden Fleece��������� T W Stack, Ben lluss.cn mt.  Copper Fleece���������M Field, same.  Golden Fleece fraction���������M J Gillifvsame.  No 1���������H Ilogun.son, 2 mi up Dog ck.  Humming Bird���������J R Stussi, same.  No 7���������A Lynch, same.  <:KUTII'I���������ATI: OF IMI'ltOVKMKXT*.  PRINCESS MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in thk Nklso.v Mining division ok  Wkst Kootknay District.���������WiieriTLo-  cated.���������On    Toad    Mountain. Waoon  Road, Fourt Miles South of Nelson, B.  C  rpAKE  NOTICE  that 1, A. J.  Gerrard.of  X.    City of Nelson, British Columbia, Free  Minor's Certilicate No.' 98595, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements.  for thc purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the  above claim,  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,  must be commenced  bofore the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of November. 18S7.   1792)  EMMA MINERAL CLAIM.  Kaslo.  Nov 17-  Alcoyne Hot Springs���������11 Jones to XV H Dawson, J. _  Same���������II Jones to G Parson, }.  Same���������H Jones to L Shaw, i.  Carbonate No 2, Clearwater, Congress Senate  and Sewell���������J II Byrns and J H Donaldson,  agreement.  -Lucky Find, Diamond and Jubilee���������C Allmen  to Henry Croft.  Culia No 2���������A Allmen to same.  Nov 18-  Monarch fraction���������O E Boiling to L J McAtee"  510?.  Kaia L-GC Spearing to IIC Sharp, a, $500  Nov 20-  Crown Point���������Wm Darcy to George Doyle, \.  Nov 2'i���������  Lucky Find and Diaipond Jubilee���������Henry  Croft to J Couch Flanders.  sltuatb in the nelson mlnino division ov  Wkst Kootenay District.���������Whehe  located:���������On the Noutii side op Kootenay River, About 1) miles wkst from  Nelson and i mile back from River  and is an Easterly Extension ok the  Anaconda.  T AKE NOTICE that wc, Gore, Burnet &  l. Co., agents for James V. Burr, Free  Miners' Certificate No. 8-3748, John J. Baker,  Frco Miners' Certificate No. 8333G and Price  McDonald, Freo Minors' Certilicate No. 1155a,  intend, sixty days from dato hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be   commenced   beforo tlie  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  GORE. BURNET & CO.  Dated this llth day of November, 1897,    (798)  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNSFOK 1897 UP TODATE.  ORE EXPOKTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp   Rossland via Nortliport..  Rossland via Nelson   ..30.SS2*  ..' 4,5!Ki"  ... 9,3181  ...      52  li.Slil  Tons   Total Value:  Through Nolnon Custom House.$ 2,750,812.97  Revelstoke (NiiKusp)...      51)8,151.(12  ��������� Average valuo per ton, $7  3,2<il,9G1.6!)  . P1WDUCE OF SMELTERS.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte 2771  Trail Smelter Matto    49211  \ 70951  Total value, $3.!K)1,30I.C4  "    "   of oreandmuttccxportod, $7.2jtf,2fiG.23  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Belarus Since last Week.  VIA kaslo.  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col   Whitewater to Everett   Black Diamond to  Pueblo      Ruth to Pueblo .'   Last Chance to Pueblo, Col   Reco to Denver, Col   Ruth to Everett   Tolal value. S85.70G.  Average value per ton, ������75.913  500  3117  ���������a  40  77  20  90  1129  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  I\  Pursuant to   Creditors Trust  Deed* Act  nnd Amending Acts.  . NOTICE is horeby givon that William H.  Graham, of Nelson, in the Province of British  Columbia, merchant, has by deed dated 15th  day of October, 1897, assigned all his porsonal  estate, credits and effects which may be seized  and sold under execution and all his real estate  to H. G. Neelands, of tho city of Nelson, merchant, for thc purpose of satisfying ratcably  and proportionately and without preference or  priority his creditors. Tho said deed was executed by thc said W. H. Graham on tlio 15th  day of October, 1897, and by the said II. G. 'Neelands on tho 15th day of October, 1897.  All persons having claims against tho said  \V. H. Graham are required to forward particulars of the same, duly verified, to the said  II. G. Neelands at tho City of Nelson, on or beforo tho fifteenth day of November, 1987, nnd  ull persons indebted to tho said W, H. Graham  arc requested to pay such indebtedness to thc  said il. G. Neelands forthwith.  Dated tho 15th day of October. 1S97.  H. G. NEELANDS, Trustee.  A mooting of the creditors of tho said W. H.  Graham will be held at thc ofllces of Bnwcs &  Senkler, Nelson, B. C. on Saturday tho 23d day  of October, 1897, ut 11 of thc clock in the fore-  TUE   SM'ltEME   COUIIT  OF IIUITISH  ''.    COLUMBIA.  noon.  775  II. G.  NEELANDS,  Trustee.  NOTICE.  IS HEREBY given that sixty days aftor dato,  I shall apply to tho Chief Commissioner  of. Lands  and Works for permission  chaso thc  following  described  land,  via   nortiipout.  C F Fondny to U S (Bullion).  Total value, $1954.  Notice or Dissolution of Co-partnership.  Notice is hereby given that thc firm of Booth  & Perry, formerly carrying on a fruit and fish  business in this city, has been dissolved by  mutual consent, Mr. Perry retiring from tho  business. AU accounts, owing to tho old firm  of Booth & Perry are payable to Thomas Booth  who will discharge all liabilities of the firm.  ,   THOMAS BOOTH.  Dated ut Nelson, B.C, llth November,. 1897.  NOTICE.  ItoMKlaud. ,'  Nov 17���������'  Justice���������Jacob R Rittor to John Carroll.  Blue Bell fraction J,' Shcrbrooke, J���������Hugh  O'Harc to A L Saune.  Clill' No 1���������Harry Daniel,to J A Harrington.  G T R���������Edmund Wragge to Jas  Bird Mc-  Knight.  Nov 18- ������  Boston���������Edmund Wragge to J B McKnight.  Monarch and- Wellsley���������Same to tame.  Billy, Wide Awake, Hannah, Lily and Sky.  lark���������Geo Plunkct Magann and James Gunn to  J L G Abbott,  Oriental���������Jas Anderson to D Doig, I.  Pilgrim���������J B McArthur to J S C Fraser, 1-5,  Nov 19��������� _ '  Ida May, Multero, Morrow and Ad wood-  Angus Beaton to II E Robertson, }.        . .    '  Black-Bear���������IIT Engelskjcn to John Larsen,  The Fred���������Arthur.- "Gowing   to   James - F  Rogers, J.  -Nov 21���������-���������^--^ " ���������-���������^-  -"-  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  date 1 intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described land situate  in the Wesl Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing at a Post marked Charles  William Pardey'sN.W.C, planted on tho south  bank of the Columbia Kiver, about 21 miles  above Robson, thence south 40 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thenco north to the bank of the  Cojumbia River, thence following the bank of  the Columbia River to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  CHARLES WILLIAM PARDEY.  llth October, 1897. 778  NOTICE.  given that sixty days after  ���������'- to the Chief Cir -  -Notice is hereby  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis  sinner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase thc following described tends situate  in thc West Division of Kootenay District,' viz:  Commencing at Charles William Pardey's  Initial post and marked Alexander Ross' = N. K.  C, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north to the bank of thc Columbia River, thence following the bank of the  said River to thc point of commencement,  containing 320 acres.more or less. . -  ALEXANDER ROSS.  14th October, 1897. 777  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte] .'.  ' Hall Mines (Matte)   CO  89  "Ho"  ,    Total value, $03,152.02.  Total value of ore and matto exported for  the week, ������180.712.02.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Now-  Silver.  (Bar)  Lead...  22  .58  NEW YORK.  23      21      26  ...58g...5S'I...58i.  .581  .3.50 .3.50 ..3.53 .3.50 ..3.50  Nov. 27���������Exchange, ������3.77V @ ������3.821.  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  Companies.  No. of  Shares  Par  Value  Price. -.  NOTICE.  Marta���������II Mary mon t to Wm Rolls.  Nevada���������Stephen Walch to W J Harris and  W D McFadden.  Gel den Cross, Golden Age and Mackic���������John  McHale to Robert Mackie, i.  Same���������Harry Smith to FM McLeod.  Almaden���������Edward N Bouchc to F J Walker  and Mary E Rammelmcyer,  Nov 23-       ' '  Golden Cross, Golden Age, Mackic and  Nevada���������Stephen Walch to Thos Stack, i in  first 3 and',1, in last l.~  Same���������T Stack to F JI McLeod.  -   NEW   lOCATIOiNS.  " NelHon.  Nov 20-  Rcd   Star���������A   Mathcson,   Granite mt. adj  Badger.  Vcn'ita���������F J McDonald, n e slope Ymir mt.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described land situate  in the \Vesi Division of Kootenay District, viz:  ��������� .Commencing atjiPost planted on the north  bank of the Columbia River, on tho west"  boundary of Lot 301, marked William-Anderson's S.E.C., thcuco-north 40 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence south to the north bank  of the Columbia River, thence following the  said bank of tho river in an easterly direction  to the point of commencement, containing by  admeasurement 320 acres more or less.  WILLIAM ANDERSON.  15th October, 1897. 776.  NOTICE  The', partnership' heretofore . existing  between Ragless & Nilson. doing business as scavengers  Lias tbis  dav -beea-  dissolved.      '      '   =WM. RAGLESS.  SWAN- NILSON.'  Dated nt Nelson 4,ba8th day of Novem  ber 1897  The business will hereafter be carried  on by Swan Nilson who will pay all bills  and collect all money due. 794  lust  IMPORTED  Received  A  large  consignment  of  OLLENS  Made especially, for the Best Merchant Tailoring Trade  As  for  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������<  the above was  bought at Close  Figures  Spot   Cash,   we   can. make   prices  right.  Our Specialty:      FitlP  As   we  are  crowded  for  to close, out  our  space,  entire  we  have decided.  stock  of  NELSON.  Athabasca.....  l.ooo.ooo  9  Hall Mines '... 3oo,ooo   ������  Exchequer  l.ooo.ooo   $  Elise ���������  l.ooo.ooo  Fern Gold 2oo,ooo  Nelson-Poorman ... 25o,ooo  Northern Light   25o,ooo  ROSSLAND.  Big Three  3,5oo,ooo  Bruce  1,000,000  Butte "  1,000,000  Caledonia Con     000,000  California  2,ooo,ooo  Camp Bird  1,000,000  Celtic Queen        7oo,ooo  Centre Star  , 000,000  Colonna  1,000,000  Commander.  , 000,000  Deer Park  1,000,000  Delaware  1,000,000  Eastern Star  , Soo.ooo  Enterprise  } 000,000  Evening Star    } 000,000  Georgia  1,000,000  Gertrude     000,000  Golden Drip  , 000,000  Great Western  1,000.000  Hattie Brown..:.... 1,000,000  High Ore  , 000,000  Imperial  1,000,000  Iron Horso  1,000,000  Iron Mask  , 000,000  IXL 1.000,000  Josie!!!!...!! 700,000  Jumbo    . 000,000  Kootonay-London .. 1,000,000  LoRoit  2,500,000  Lily May  1,000,000  Mabel      1,000,000  Mayflower  1,000,000  Monita    . 100,000  Monto Cristo  1,000,000  Morning Star  1,000,000  Nest Egg li-vii lLooo,opo  Northern Belle ..... 1,0007000  Novelty  1,000,000  Palo Alto  1,000,000  Phoenix.     500,000  Poorman  ...    000,000  Red Mountain-view 1,000,000  Rossland, RedMt.. 1,000,000  St. Elmo..  1,ooo.qoo  StPaul  1,000,000  Silveriue     000,000  Sou'n Cross & W con    5oo,ooo  Virginia     Soo.ooo  War Eaglet  2,000,000  WestLoRoi........    5oo,ooo  Whito Bear,  2,000,000  AINSWORTn.  CanadianMM&sCo. 2,000,000  Dcllio      Too.ooo  Ellen ". .".".... 1,000,000  Eldpn ��������� 1,000,000  BOUNDARY;"  Bound'yC'kM.&M. l,5oo,ooo  Golden Crown  2,000,000  Old Ironsides  1,000.000  CAMI1   MCKINNEY.  Cariboot     800,000  SLOCAN.  American Boy 1,000,000  Arlington  1,000,000  Argo -.     100,000  Alamo     500,000  Black Hills      100,000  Bull'alo of Slocan ..     ioo.ooo  Bondholder  l.ooo.ooo  Cumberland     500,000  Dardanelles  1,000,000  Elkhorn   1,000,000  Goodenough      800,000  Gibson      65o,ooe  Grey Eagle      700,000  Ibox of Slocan ...:.     300,000  Idler  1,000,000  London      15o,ooo  Minnesota....:  1,000,000  Noble Five Con  1.2oo,ooo  Ottawa & Ivanhoe.. 1,000,000  Phoenix Con'idated. 1,000,000  Rambler Con  1,000,000  Reco .'���������:��������� 1,000,000  Slocan-Reciprocity. 1,000,000  Slocan Star     000,000  Santa Marie '.. l.ooo.ooo  Sheriff ;... . 1,000.000  Silver Band      25o,ooo  Slocan Queen  1,000,000  Star  l.ooo.ooo  St. Keverne ��������� 1,000,000  Sunshine     000,000  Two Friends .'.     21o,ooo  Wonderful  1,000.000  Washington  1,000,000  GENTS'   FURNISHINGS ���������������������������������������������;���������;  100  1  100  100  25  25  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 on  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ��������� 1 00  1 uo  1 00  5 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  _1.00  l"bo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 oc  . 1 00  vl 00  Too  1 00  1 00  1 OC  .1 OC.  1 OO  '   1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  -1 OO  1 OO  1 OC  1 OO  1 or  lo  1 OO  lo  lo  1 OO  10 OO  1 OO  1 OC  1 00  1 OC  1 OC  25  1 00  - 25  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ������������������ 1 00  1 00  1 00  5o  1 00  1 00  25  1 00  1 00  lo 00  lo  30  1 00  - 1 00  to pur-    ..    situate  near tho south end of Kootenay lake:  ' Commencing at tho northwest corner of Lot  883. G. 1, Kaslo and.Slocan Ry land, thence  cast 40 chains, thenco north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thenco north 20 chains,  thence  west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thenco  west 40 chains, thenco north 20 chains, thonce  west to tho shore of Kootenay lake, thence following thc shore of said lake to point of commencement, containing 010 acres more or less.  (Signed)      A. St. G. HAMERSLEY.  West Kootenay, 30th August, 1897. 753  In thc Matter or tlie Winding-up Act, mid  In llie Matter of the Nelson Saw  mill Company, Limited.  The Creditors of the above named Company  are required on or beforo tlio sixteenth day of  November, 1897, to send their names and  addresses and tlie particulars of their debts  ond claims and the names and addresses of  thoir solicitors, if any, to Hugh 11. Cameron, of  tlio City of Nelson, British Columbia, the  Ofllcial Liquidator of thc said Company, and,  if so required by notice in writing from the  said Ollicial Liquidator, or by their Solicitors,  tp come in and prove their debts or claims at  tho Chambers of this Court at such time aud  place ns shall be specified in such notice; nnd  in default thereof they will he excluded from  any distribution mudo before such debts are  proved.  , Tho 23rd day of November at clovon o'clock  in tho forenoon ut tho said Chambers is appointed for the hearing and adjudicating upon  tho debts and claims;.  Dated this ith day of November, 1897.  By Order.  (788) E. T. II. SIMPKINS,    '   Dep. Registrar.  NOTICE.  TENDERS will be received by tho undersigned up to '.I p.m. of thc 20 day of November noxt, for tho purchase at a rate on tho  dollar (3) ou prices stated below, of the stock of  R. B. Esnouf consisting of  Furniture���������Invoice prico with  freight added    42380.30  Lumps, hardware, etc,      "      "    "      510.20  Crockery, glassware "      "    "     861.22  Terms of sale ono third (1-3) cash balance 111'  two (2) and four(l) months, on approved security, with interest at S per cent, per annum.  Highest or nny tender rot necessarily accepted. , Stock may be seen on application to  undersigned. W. II. Dowsing,  [790] ������ Assignee.  Dated at Nelson this Cfch day of November,  1897.  A FULL LINE OF  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  Just received at the  POST OFFICE CIGAR STORE,    ~,   S. J. MI&ITON.  ...LATEST ARRIVAL  ���������WARE  IN  A-HSHD  50  950  0 05  0 10  0 05  0 22  0 15  0 46  0 12  OOli  0 12  0 10  0 20  003  0 ill  0 10  0 8  0 12i  0 15  0 10  0 20  0 09  0 7  0 1  0 04  0 104  0 07*  0 04  . 030  ,     12J  1 0 30  0 324  030  0   54  0 10  900  0 20  0 134  0 19  10  0 20  008  __0 10_  0" 2  001  009  0 16  0 104  0 08  0 124  .000  .0 08 ���������  0 15  - 0 121  0 10  0 05  020  0 10  0 074  008  0 521  0 20  0 16  0 061  0 11  0   7J  0 15  0 15  0 11  0 004  020  0 424  1 75  .2 75  0 034  025  0 10  G  250  5  24  124  10  5  6  20  25  27  219  AT JACOB DOVER'S...  "st^J  Victoria, B.C., igth Oct.,'���������'���������i8g%..\  A. R.  SHERWOOD,   Esq.  ,  Agent Ocean Accident &  Guarantee Corporation,  Nelson, B.C. :���������'.*  .Dear  Sir:     I have to thank "you for'the1"  promptsettlement of my   claim;< ������or $300,  under my combimed Accident PoILicy No.  52274,   for $50.00,   in the' Ocean Accident &  Guarantee Corporation  of  London,   England.  I do  not  hesitate to express my satisfaction  of having been   insured ..with a  ���������Company^or^ilreT^  claims  so  promptly.  Yours  very" faithfully,  H.F..LANG TON.  This claim was paid in compensation for io weeks' loss of time  resulting from typhoid fever. ' c    ,.  Ocean Accident & Guarantee Combined Policy (accident and sickness)  $5.00 per $1,000 per annum. ^Double indemnity for accident whilst  travelling by public conveyance.     o /-  789  Arthur R. Sherwood,  ACiENT,  NIELSON, B.C.  swrnmrnTTTwe  Price, 50 Cts.  aruuMUiiiiii^  AT  ��������� ���������������������������*���������  QOST PRICES  -*- ��������� ���������  Call  For  Mr  Days.  ��������� ���������.��������������������������� i-or the Next 30  and   secure  some  of   the   bargains.  fierchant Tailor  800  tDividends paid to date are as follows: Le  Roi, $625,000; War Eagle, $187,000; Cariboo,  $150,000; Idaho $ 152,000; Slocan Star, $350,000:  Reco $150,000: Rambler 340,000.' Alamo, ��������� Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Five have also  paid dividends..  The First  History of  Nelson ^>  Portions of this work  Appeared in the cohu jins  of \ "   =      -  The Minern    in September  and October,  For Sale Cheap.  Desirable Cottage  On  Latimer Street,  office.  Apply to this  -       786.  THIS   work   consists of   a   nicely   bound   'book:   ot  twenty-four pages ofthe early history rjf Nelison  and the West Koote- $ nay District., and busi  ness ahd biographical. ^feif sketches of men, corporations and firms of*3���������Wft Nelson. While we do.  not claim that the'his- mH  ^O1'^s ab/jolutely"'cor  rect in every particu- " ^^f 'a^ ^ fuvnishes sor ne  valuable" information ^ ^ about th e early settl e-  ment, growth and development of K'elson and its  vicinity.    Only a limited number of copLes on hand.  X  Jl  For Sale by  & Pub.  Nelson  British Columbia  The Miner Ptg".  Co.  The Firi5t  History oi  Nelson^,}


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