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The Miner Nov 20, 1897

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Array -���������l-7sK?ti  ���������~ ���������JrM-  1*  A  '".*>i\  Whole Number 378.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Nov, 20,. 1897-  .**  !:ce Five Cents  THE M8T CLEAN-UP.  PRODUCT OF IHE FERN MINE FOR  THIRTY-EIGHT DAYS.  Front   or Over  $10,000.���������Ore   Value*  Steadily Increasing. -Cyanide  Process to he Added,  . On Monday Inst Mr. F. G. Innes and  J. A. Veatch brought to Nelson from the  Fern mine on Morning mountain five  bricks of gold bullion aa the result ot the  Irat mill run of the mine. The bricks  -We deposited in the Bank of Montreal  fcpd the value placed at 811,325.  [r. Innes furnished the following relit ot the 38 days' run to November 13:  lflion  shipped,   $11,325;    bullion  on  3d,   $670;  concentrates   shipped,  20  jte; net smelter returns,.$1,500; six tons  concentrates  on   hand,' $350r   total  fillet of the mill, $13,915; ore shipped,  'tons; net returns, $1,200; making a  Ul of the mine and mill for the 38 days  ^$15,145.   The total number of tons  illed was 965, or an average of 25.4 tons  |er day.   The segregation of values reive red is as follows: The first five days,  Iv tons per day, making 150 tons at $8  er ton, $1,200; succeeding 10 days,' 25  Mis per day, 250 tons at $9 per ton,  ^',250: the next 10 days, 24 tons per day,  HO tons at $14 per ton, $3,360; the next  days, 25 .tons per day, 325 tons at  ?1.85, $7,135.   Tbe average duty per  lump in 24 hours .was' 2.54 tous.    Tbe  i:v>rage free gold per  ton  milled was  |<2.43.   The  average value of coucen-  ites per ton milled was $2.02.   The es.  [mated coBt ot mining and milling per  3D wns $1.50.   At the latter figure tbe  ���������tul cost of mining and milling for the  '"-' days amouuted to $4,342 50, leaving a  lance to the credit ot the mine ot $10,-  V3.50. ���������';        -      - -  The bricks left at the bank   run in  lalue from $16.05 tb $17.01 per ounce.  Sebriok designated as No.;l was a fair  tuple' of the others, weighing 198.44  va valued at $16.39 per ounce.    The  Frcentages ot metal contained were as  Mlows: gold, 788.8; silver, 162 2; base, 49.  It- is the intention of .the -company to  once construct 1 cyanide   plant   to  ttk the tailings, and it will probably be  operation early in  December.    Ten  jt.ru stamps have been ordered and tlaey  |:i be in operation soon after their ar-  ,Jas everything is in readiness for  i.Mn.   An electric plant is being added,  (1 everything is being done that will  id toward the rapid   and economical  lulling of the ore.   At present 28 men  : on the regular force and 14 on conation.   This number will be largely  t;leased when the extra, stamps   and  Imide process arefestablishedr" A"large  ?0unt of ore has been blocked out, and  '. outlook' for a long and successful run  l^ery bright.  and calcining furnaces will not be blown  in until the new ones are completed.  At the mines everything has been  working smoothly and a vast amount of  ore has been taken out. \ Tho Jbinsare  full,and taken in connection ^ith'jthe  custom ore on hand, there is a sufficient  quantity to keep the big furnace'going  without interruption. A new Ingersoll  air compressor lias just been takeu to the  mine to assist in. the development work  and will have a tendency to largely increase the output.  The first dividend of the Hall Mines,  on the ordinary shares, is unofficially announced to be nine per cent, and will be  i declared within a few days or weeks.  That tbe announcement will be made  before the first of the year is beyond tbe  question of a doubt.  The lead furnace is nearly ready for  operation, and although a quantity of  custom ore for it is on band, the probabilities ore that it will not blow in' until  after ore has commenced to have been  received over the Slocan Lake bruueh. of  the G. P. K. Under this order of things  it will be the middle of next month before the fires are started.  IS I  ENTIRE     KOOTENAY      COUNTRY  TRAIN   SERVICE   CHANGED.   .  Wk  'A  REPORT THAT HAS A FLAVOR  ;    OF KLONDYKE.  Close Connection* Will Bfi Made at  roints   anil   the  Time  Creally  - Shortened.  all  Six r������������t Lead ������f Decomposed 4)nurl/ That  Give*  Assays  or &!,'<i'i  In  Cold.  MUST GO TO TRIAL.;  Contest Over the Keservoir Site Can Not Be  Settled ������ut of Court.  The outlook is that the dispute over  the land occupied by the city reservoir  and flume will not be settled out ot  court It was thought at one time that  the matter could be amicably adjusted  by Mr. Joshua Davies for the,Nelson  Gity Land and Improvement company  and the city council, but the ideas of the  gentlemen differ so widely that there appears to be no hope of a settlement by  this means. Mr. Davies has instructed  his attorney to push the matter to a'conclusion and the latter is now waiting for  the city ..to file its answer. In the? meantime the injunction issued against the  city is still in efleot aiid the reservoir can  uot be used until it is quashed. ...  A PLEASANT SURPRISE.  Remarkable Assay From  Uoelt   Thought  to heTForthUas.  John McDonald, who is interested with  Keefe & Donohue in the Jubilee mine on  Porcupine creek, is stopping at the Lake  View. He says assays were received  this week that ran as high, as $2200 in  gold... They are down about 12 feet and  the l^dge shows a width of four. feet.  When they were about six feet down an  assay taken clear across the ledge gave  $23 in gold.. Recently they ran into a  dark colored rock and paid no attention  to it for some time, thinking it contained  no value. Out ot curiosity one of the  partners got an assay of it and was  greatly surprised by a return of $1,485 to  the ton. The assay of $2,200 was secured  from thc Bame class .of rock and since  REOPENING SERVICES.  ' lal rrogram at the Methodist Church  M  Toiuvrlkw.  that time tbey have'not been throwing it  away.    ��������� ... '   <-  FOR ADULTERATING MILK-  Commencing tomorrow a change in  thc entire time system of the Canadian Pacific railway in WestKootenay  will go into effect, the object being to  give a better service and do away; with  exasperating delays "and "stop overs."  The new system shortens the time all  along the line and the completion of  the Slocan-branch will put Nelson  within a fewhburs' travel to all Slocan  points.     "'-..- > ' > ���������   '.' -*  On "the Rossland division trainswill  leave Nelson at 0:30 p. m. and arrive  at Uossland at 11 p. m. daily. , They  will leave. Rossland at 6 p'. mi. and arrive in.Nelson at 10:30 p.m. .Thus it  will be seen that the service for business men has been much improved,  allowing travelers to either city a full  day iii" which to transact'tlieir business. Close .connections will lie made  with the main line. Columbia river  steamers will leave Arrowhead at 10  a. m, Nakusp at 1 p. ni; and arrive:in'  Robson at 8:30 p. m��������� making connections with the trains that arrive in  Nelson at 10:30 p. in. and Rossland at  11 p. in., .People leaving Vancouver at  2 p. m. 011 any day.may arrive,.in Nelson at 10;30 p. in.. of the second day.  The lay-over, at Revelstoke from 9:15  p. rn. to,4:30 a. in. will in future ,-be  avoided ahd close "connections made  there. Close connections will be made  at Nakusp and the train leaving there  at 1:30 p. m. will arrive at: Sandon at  4:55 p... in., The train -will leave. Sandon at 7:45 a., 111., connecting at; Roseberry with steamers for Slocari lake  points and Slocan City, jvhere connection will he made for, Neison as soon  as the hew lakebranch road is in operation. The train from Sandon wilLarr  rive in'Nakusp at 11:15 a. m., connecting with the boats which leave, for the  north at-'11:30 a. m. .  ' December 1 thc -. new Slocan. lake  branch will be in operation and trains  will leave Nelson every day; except  Sunday, at 9 a. ni., connecting at Sic-  can City with the steamer Slocan for  Roseberry, where - connection will be  made with the tiuin from Sandon; returning from Sandon via Roseberry  and Slocau City, the.train .will arrive  in Nelson at 2:20 p, ra. The distance  from Nelson to Slocan City is 25 miles  and will be. made in two hours and 20  minutes;���������The-new system-shortens  time all along the line.    -   ���������.  A''Hnd of marvelous richness has  been- made in the Summit mine on  Wild Horse creek near the Elise and  the; owners, the Lindulade brothers,  think- they have something that will  yield as heavily as a Klondyke property. . The mine* was bonded by a  member of the Fern company on the  strength of an IS inch cropping which  assayed.about $100 Ln gold to the ton.  The. dip of tho vein was about; 45  degrees and a. shaft was started some  distance up the hill, to tap ib. After  sinking this shaft to a depth of about  40- i'oet and spending, in all, in the  neighborhood ol! $5030, the bond was  thrown up.   -  -The Liudblade brothers-took up the  work where it had been  left otf and  after* sinking about five I'eet more in  the.shaft, ran across a six foot lead of  decomposed white quartz which gave  an assay , of ������2700 in gold to the ton.  Th'e'first test was by panning, two or  three chunks being crushed and pauned  out.'-.The result was a run of gold  extending   for four   inches , over the  bottom of the, pan   and, ccmUining  between 40 and 50 cents iii value. The  owners' at once put'a force of twelve  meri: to work drifting-both ways on  the. ledge and, sinking the shaft to a  greater   depth.  .   The .ore   is; being  sacked and will: be brought out this  winter on a rawhide trail that will be  built at once. A carload is'being inside  up -and -will  be  shipped  as  soon as  possible for a mill test.   .  ��������� The.ore. is honeycombed and very  soft, and   appears _to   carry uo value  except gold.     Very   little, has  been  said about tlie strike and.the Lirid-  blade brothers "say that the mine' is  not for.sale. ., "," ���������   '".'-'������������������'".'- ���������'''-.  PLUMBING EXAMINERS-  They  to  ^ie re-opening  services in connection  lu the Methodist-church will ba held  luorrow.   There will be three services  ring the day at 11 a. m., 3 p.  m.   and  10 p. m.  {.lev. John Robson, B. A., of Kamloops  (rived in towu on  Thursday  and  will  liciate at the   morning, and  evening  1 vices.  pr/ Hev. Robert Frew of the Presbyterian  fchurch will preach at the afternoon   ser-  f| vice.        ',   j  Tho choir' has  been   practicing  very  faithfully and will render a program  of  special merit.  " The musical program is as follows:  MORNING    SELECTIONS  "O Come Let Us Worship".... Himmeil.  'Christian  the  Morn  Breaks  Sweetly  .O'er Thee... .^ Shelley.  AFTERNOON SELECTIONS  "How Long "Wilt  Thou  Forget  Me  O  Lord"...' Pfluegor.  Solo���������"Zion"..: Rodney.  Mr. Caldwell.  EVENING   SELECTIONS  "OHoly Jesus'..!l.   "Hark! Harkl My Soul" Shelley.  Solo���������"The Holy City Adams.  .  Mr. Lennox.  A Dealer In Fined Wis for ScUInu Watered  ..������ootfs.  F. K-j Hurry was tried before Judge  Forin yesterday afternoon on the charge  of selling adulterated' milk, and. was  found guilty and sentenced to pay a fine  of $25. The statutes provide penalties  for two clusscs of adulteration: one ;for  the adulteration of food with .substances  that are injurious to the public health,  and the" other the adulteration of food  with harmless substances. According to  the expert's analysis, water was tho principal ingredient used, and Judge Forin  found him guilty cf the miuor offense.  Tbe evidence adduced was practically  the same as at the preliminary hearing,  and the line of defense wns thaffiie oflicer in taking the samples hnd not exercised due caution iu sealing the bottle?,  to guard against any tampering.    Tliey  endeavored to show that from the time  the samples were taken from the wagon  the milk passed through   a number   0������  bands and as they were not  sealed, :t  would be an easy thing for any oue to  tamper with them.   Every person, however, who had charge of the milk from"  the time it left the wagon until it was in  the expert's  hands,  were   put on   the  stand, and the court refused to entertain  the claim thai it had   been   tampered  witb.  Slake .Various Recommendations  .' the Couucil.  The Board of Plumbing -Examiners  consisting of A. L. McCulloch, Dr.' LaBau and A. AValkley met last Monday  and passed a resolution, recommending tbat the council amend the plumbing bylaw by reducing >-the . bond.of  plumbers to S250. The recommendation in full is as follows:J  "By reducing the, amount ot personal-bond to $250 and the securities  to $125 each and by inserting a clause  providing that where any work is not  done to the satisfaction of the inspector, thc contractor be notified to;  make such alterations as tbe inspector  may deem necessary, arid iu case said  alterations are not made within a reasonable length of time,1 the bond or  such portion thereof as may be necessary to complete the .work in a* proper  manner-and to the satisfaction of the  inspectors be forfeited.  Section 53. "By adding a clause requiring all parties applying for permission to make connections with the  sewers to deposit $ as a guarantee  that openings will be properly guarded and the streets left in as - good re-  X>air as before the work . was commenced. 1,  Simpkins���������Wilsou.  Tlie marriage of E. T. II. Sinipkius,  deputy' register of-the supreme court,  and Miss.Edith Wilson of St. Thomas-,  Ontario,^ took place, at the residence on  Carbonate street last Saturday evening,  Rev. Robert Frew, officiating. The bride  arrived in Nelson last Saturday morning  in company with the father aud mother  ot MK Simpkins." Only a few intimate  friends of the contracting parties were  present at the ceremony.  Evans���������rainier.  ���������H-Ji-Evans wasmarried-at-Vancouver-  on Thursday, November 4, to Miss Minnie :Palmer, of London, England. The  ceremony took place at the residence of  Mrs. Coleman and was attended by a few  intimate.friends. Mr. and Mrs. Evans  arrived in Nelson on Tuesday, aud have  gone to housekeeping on Mill street, between Ward and Stanley.  Northern light to Be Slocked.  The Northern Light group on Forly-  Nine creek is to be stocked within a fe*  dtiys, aud a large force of" meu will be pat  to "work at once. At present a night aud  day crew ia at work and the shad is  down 35 feet. At this depth tlio led ye  shows a width of four feet and is thoroughly well mineralized.'' The 'values are  in gold aud copper, and the las>t assay  gave a result of $20. The property is  looking welland the hope ot the owner*  is-to get it on the shipping list'b,efore  next spring. The head ofllae of the now  company will bo iu Nel.-on..  although the smoke was stifling they kept  at their work.   At one time it looked as  though the hotel was doomed,   lhe side  wall and the cornice burst into flames  but the men went to work with renewed  vigor   and succeeded   iu extinguishing  them before they had got beyoud control.   The fact that the wood used in the  construction was unseasoned wast greatly  in favor of the fireman.   Mayor Houston,  Dr.  Arthur. George, Bigelow,  Barrister  McDonald, J. A. Gilker, W..F. Traves, J.  A. Turner and a host ot other business  and professional. men were amongst the  workers and worked like beavers.' When  it was seeD that the men were able to  control  the flames in the hotel building  a g'reatcbeer arose from the crowd of on  lookers.  The Broken Hill Mining Co's. building  began to show signs of. igniting and the  steam and smoke from the sides led many  to believe'that the   ilames   would* burst  forth at any minute.   A bucket   brigade  was formed and the sides were kept saturated with water. One mau by the name  of Burns did some noble work aiid was  scotched nnd half frozsu at the same   instant.   He was drenched with   the   cold  water from the'ereek' and   his   clothiDg  was singed by the fire.   McArthur & McDonald at one time thought that nothing  could save the building und  sttirted   to  move out their stock of furniture. People  occupying the upper floor hurridly moved  their possessions to a   place   of   safety.  The sidewalk between the burning building and the Broken Hill block   waa  cut  down and pulled away by the means   of.  ropes so that  full   attention  could  bt������  given to keeping the side of the buildings  saturated with water. : At oue  time the  fire got some headway in the basement  of Hume's  hotel buildiug. but. at'ler  a  hard fight it. was subdued.,  . When the laundry building collapsed  the burning timbers fell upon andnrotiud  the large boiler and soon afterwards llie  sound.ot steam escaping, through   the  saftey- valve   caused   the crowd  to  fly  precipitously.    Shortly .atierwardd there  was a spurt of steam as some'part'of the  boiler gave way and a shower of burning'  embers announced that, that'piut of the  danger    was    past.    The, crowd re-r,s-  sembled but scattered once more wheu  the whistle on the engine commenced a  shrill tooting.   A' large rope'-was pressed  into/service to draw: a way sections of-the  sidewalk    aud'unbur'ned '"timbers   and  although good work was doue,"tlio lack  of suitable hooks greatly  retarded the"  work.   Mauy'snits of olotlies.were ruined-  and many faces and hands, scarred and  blackened   but  no  one  was   seriously  injured.   Many husky  youn'g n.cn'weie  present who could have leut their aid but  they seemed too busy watching ihe fire.  It was 2 o'clock a. m. before all d inge ���������  was passed.   Everything in the laundry  excepting oue' telescope  of  steamboat  laundry was a total loss.    Hotel,   steamboat and about 70 packages of iudvidual  laundry went up in smoke.  It was ascer-  "taiiied"that"th"e~firercaught" fronrthe-room-  where starched goods are drieJ.    Ib   has  been the custom of the laundry people to  fill up a furnace   with   wood   and   theu  leave it for the night.   The building was  owned by J. Fred Hume aud had uo insurance on it.   Its valuation is variously  estimated at betweeu  $1003 and S1200.  The laundry owners loss is  estimated "at  $2500.   Duriug the past week or two they  tried to get some   insurance   but   could  not find a compauy willing to   take   the  risk.      The   extent  of-the  damage  to  Hume's hotel will be'small ond will  fall  upon the   contractor   who   will   find   it  necessary to put on a new side of rustic,  The inside walls o������ the buildiug were not  iujured.   The Broken Hill Co. will probably escape with a coat of piiiut   ou   the  side tbat was singed.   All those who witnessed the conllagrntiou are   profuse   in  their praise of tbo=e who assisted iu subduing the flames.  GENERMi LOCAL NEWS;  EVENTS   OF    INTEREST   IN  AROUND NELSON.  AND  Brief  Mention    ������r    Happen fugs  Ulsli-lct During tlie Fast  Seven Days.  lu -the  B." AVilson of- Sandon is in :the   city.  a guest at  BUMED TO THE GB0UND.  Tlie    Kootenay    Steam     Laundry  Wholly Destroyed by Five.���������  No Insurance.  SMELTER WILL BLOW IN.  Will   Ftre    Tp  This  Evening���������The  Hall  Mlueft Dividend.     .  The big blast furnace of the Hall  Mines smelter, will blow in this eveiug,  Latter a shut down for two weeks. Many  [ repairs were made during the period the  ire was out' not the least among which  Lwas the putting in of a new foundation  [for the engine.  The new roaster and reTerberatory fur-  Inaces are about half done and some little  delay has been experienced on account  of a lack of proper brick, which is needed  [in the  construction.   The old roasting  THE NEW ROAD.  Itoad to Bear Lake.  Mr. Marpole stated to a reporter for  Tiie Miner this week that engineers are  now on the field making the final location  ot the road from Three Forks to Bear  Lake, a distance of about six miles. It  is the intention of the C. P. R. to construct the line as soon as the engineers  have concluded their wort Owing to  the shortness of the line only . a short  time will be required in which to complete it. It i3 hoped to secure a portion  of the output of McGuigan basin where  many tine'properties Bre located.  Police Magistrate Crease during the  week disposed of a number of drunk  and disorderly cases.  liis I    Kail   1111    the   Slocau   Kram-li   has  Been  lald-  Mr. Marpole went over the Slocan Lake  branch of the C. P. It. on a trip of inspection this week. The" last rail has  been laid aud with the exceptiou of ballasting, thc road is practically completed.  It will not, however, be opened fo.r the  public until Wednesday, December 1st.  As far as thej.corapany is concerned there  will be no demonstration accompanying  the formal opening-of the road but -it is  understood that Slocan City * is making  preparations for the eveDfc.-- 'So "far-as  known there ha3 been no movement in  Nelson to celebrate" the event'although  the new line is to play a very important  pari in the future history of the city.  - Clelaud & Gibbon's steam laundry on  Ward street between Vernon and Baker  was burned to tho ground this morning,  and it was only through the heroic efforts  of the fire brigade and other volunteers  that the Ilames were prevented from  spreading to the Broken - f lili Mining  Company's building and causing a con-  fiagralioii that would mark an epoch .in  the history ofthe city of Nelson.  The alarm was sounded  shortly" after  midnight and when the fire apparatus ar-  the  entire   struct-  A r������p|ii!rirro:������crly.  Correspondence from Fairview; 13." C ,  states, that the Opulence claim, 12 miles  northeast of that place, boasts of au ore  shoot 30 to GO feet on a lead- that is  traced for. 1.000 feet. Thc ore is "a sulphide, showing considerable native copper; which at n depth of 10 feet assays 85  in gold and ������95 in copper. Picked specimens have given assays of $150 in gold,  silver and copper, the latter running a3  high as G5 "per cent. Two adjoining  claims assay from three to 18 per cent, in  copper.  A. T. Garland of Kaslo is  at the Phair. >  B. E; King of Sandon was.in Nelson  last Tuesday.    ��������� , f  E. H. Thomlinson of Spokane is  registered at thePhair. !  T. AV. Jenkins, of London.'Englaud,  was a visitor to Nelson during the  week.  Thomas Noonnn of-Toronto is a visi- .  tor to Nelson and is. stopping   at   the  Phair. '    ...'.;". . ''.'...  B. C. Silver of Montreal! is registered  at the Phair.    lie bas golden opinions   .  of the Kootenay. /'       ' ;  No  meeting ofthe city, council was -  held. Wednesday  night mi account of   -  a   quorum   failing   to  appear.      The  meeting was adjourned until Monday.  Barrister J. A.' Aiknian. has been_  acting as deputy registrar of the supreme court this week, during the absence" of Mr. Simpkins, who has been  enjoying his honeymoon.    . ;  , "VV. J. Diskson has concluded a sale  of 200 lots injAdditioir A to an English ,"'  syndicate,    The lots ase being held for  speculative  purposes, but will-proba-.  hly bo placed on the market by Janu--;  ary 1. '."'"'  A musical concert will be' given' at  the Presbyterian church next Thursday evening. .. Some,of ..the best lriusi-,  cal talentrof the place will take part  and a good cutertaiumeut'is promised.'  An admission of 2.") cents ,will be  charged. ,    '  "   Otto W. For.sberg and' Miss Mary  Potevsrm botli'of "Nelson, weremarried -  iYiUi Monday. J^Gv.-'O'c'llVMordon ottl"-"'  Waling.  .   Ou   Tuesday.1 Mr.   Morden  perlor'uied a Jikccoi-emony for Charles  11. Stibbsand Miss Annie Youree both0  ofNolson,  -  , AVhile .going ' down to the 'wharf  Tuesday t night, AV. H. Davidson '  dropped an. ax 011 his foot, cutting it  badly. He'made'his way back to-bis  room in tho'Silvor King hotel, and  sending out i'or a needle and thread,  lto scientifically put five stitches in his  foot. "  Thc consensus of opinion from those  -who-allciulcd-the-Siflon-banquet,_is...  that Mr. Pli.-iirjs-entitled to much  credit for the excellence of the enter-,  taitiment from a .culinary point of  view. Tho viands wore thc finest and  the service perfect. As a cal erer, Mr.  Phair has established a reputation  that" will last tor all time in Xelson.    ."  Thc annual self denial week of the  Salvation Army is from November-21  to 27 inclusive, and during that period  the members of tbe army will unite in  the sacrifice of all luxuries and do all  in tlieir power to raise funds for their  cause. Special meetings will be held  during tho week, and a house-to-house  canvass will be made for contributions.  N. Clark Wallace of Woodbridge.  who has been a member of Parliament  from the AVest Riding of A'orlc since  I.S7S, was a visitor to Nelson during  tho week. He was commissioner of  customs from 1802 Lo IS:)."), two years  under Sir John Thompson  year under .Al. McKenzie  ono timi' b  md c.ono  Howell.    At  was one of the owners  in  fold Storage I'lnsil.  C. Harrington & Co., the sheers, have  nearly completed thc construction ot a  cold storage building at the foot of Hall  street. It ia oue and one-hidf stories in  height and has a ground area of 25x05  feet.   It will be for public use aud will  tho Little Phil mine.-it Ainsworth. Hi;  says that since his last trip to Nelson  he notes wonderful iinprovements.  WHITEWATER DIVIDEND  rived upon tho scene ^YUlrew jbe beartib- welcomed by dealers in fresh  nre was wrapped in flames  out an intenseheat and   threatened   the  destruction of J. Fred Hume's new hotel  on Ward and Vernon street     Attention I  was turned to saving the hotel   building j  and willing bands' formed   bucket  brig- j  ades for this  purpose.   . Every  window \  and doorway facing the burning structure  was occupied by men who dashed buckets :of water on the side of the hotel and  meats, fruits, eggs and  products.  other  er  Another Shipper.  -The Morning claim on  Toad  moiiii  tain is i-awhiding on; to  thu  si  nearly evei y day.   The mine is looking  fine and first class, returns    are  lieing received.  Tlio Shareholder*   Have  !������i:tD,<>t:0   Divided  .'.lllllli^  TlK'lll.  The AVbitewatcr Mine last Monday declared a divided of $30,000 bringing  the total up to 894,000. Two thousand  dollars ware placed in the working fund  and $5000 carried forward. There are  30 cars upon which returns have not  beeu made and these will be included iu  another dividend to be declared December loth. The mine is now shipping two  carloads ot ore daily aud this rate will  probably be kept up the entire wiuter.  perishable [ During the mouth of October 4~> cars  I went to the smelter and 24 cars had been  ] sent out up to the time the dividend was  i declared. There are 110 men on tho pav-  "i roll at thc miue and although most ot  ' them r.re engaged in taking out ore, the  ', developnient work is uot being neglected.  ' A fine body of ore has just bsen opened  I up above No. -������tunnel,  i  >  I."  ���������a  -,i  -M  <;  ���������in  HI  /- .'���������I '--.'-  2  " '*'  -������'���������       v.o >-.  THE MINER NELSON^ B;C, SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 1897.  Wxi ffimtx.  THE MIXER is printed on Salimluyn, and  will be mailed to any address iii Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of $3 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT "ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of 15 cento per nonpareil lino flrst  insertion, aud 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements ruiininK  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS tothe Editor must  be accompanied by llie name and address  of tlie writer, not necessarily for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  THE .LABEL on your paper shows the dnte on  .- which your paid ii]i subscription expires.  If in arrears kindly remit and see that thc  date is changed, which should be sufllcicnt  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at thc  shortest notice.  ADDRKSS  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 brcthern invited.  XV. li. Shaw, Secretary.  I. O. 0. F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No. IG, meets every Monday night,  at  their 'Jail,  Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited:  WM. HODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, NOV. 20,1897.  DIVIDED.  fore devote his entire attention to the  good of the state unhampered by local  ties, =���������  As long as Nelson remains a whole  town, we have all thc benelits of the  Hare system. Divide it and you  abolish them and introduce all the  evils of the older method.  GOLD BRICKS.  A house divided against itself cannot  stand. So it is written. The same  remark applies equally   to  towns or  - cities.  The proposal tb divide Nelson into  two wards does not seem to have any  . reason in it. Probably the astute  mayor may have some object in. view,  but it does not appear on the surface.  As there is no visible advantage in it  to .the public at large it ought not to  . be done, as there are unfortunately  many very plain disadvantages tbat  will of necessity come if the scheme is  carried out.   The quarrels and troubles  . that arise out of ward politics arc too  well known to require further notice,  and Nelson is not yet so large and  cumbrous a city as to necessitate the  division that is sure to cause them.  The evils of mere local representation are well known. They tend to  individual rather than common discus-  . sion and lead to personal animosities  which are much to be [regretted. The  elimination of localism from politics  of every kind has long been an object  of thinkers. Even in such small matters as the affairs of a little town like  Nelson, the more they can be directed  for the benefit of the whole tho better.  At present no lines of division have,  sprung into existence, no one part is  jealous of any other. All arc equally  inte"ilTsted"iirtlfe"beneftt_of the'Ayboler  ��������� Draw- a.line across the .map, and this  desirable condition of things will at  once cease to exist. If a few yards of  sidewalk are constructed in one ward,  the other. will feel slighted unless it  getsja similar quantity whether it wants  it or not. An extension of tho water  system, or of the drainage, or a few  more street lamps, will cause endless  discussion of thc most acrimonious  nature. And all this affords an opening to the unscrupulous politican to'  carry out his nefarious purposes. Thc  evils that may ar'sj from this condition  of affairs were plainly shown in  is  oiie of the IJritish Colonies." The  Government of the day was anxious to  construct certain trunk lines of railway, and in order to get the necessary  ... bills through-the House they had to  include certain branch lines which  were absolutely useless, and though  "they cost the country millions, never  returned a penny. Today some of  them run a train a week, others never  have a train along them ab all'while  .yet again others have been torn up  and their material employed elsewhere.  The division (if countries or towns  into electoral distiicts ��������� was done to  facilitate voting for members to repre-  - sent thein, but the evil of the system  has become so gross tbat statesmen  are agreed it must be changed.' A  method known as the Hare system  has been invented and we believe that  it has already been tried in some of  the Colonies. Under its provisions all  electoral divisionsare done away with,  . and if the state requires say fifty men  to do its legislation every; voter can  vote for fifty candidates. Xo man in  the finally elected body can feel that  he was returned from any one part of  the state, nor is he bound by any  local responsibilities.    He can there-  Certain little gold bricks have arrived at the Bank of Montreal which  mark a period in the history of Nelson's mines.- They are the result of the  first 88 days work nt the Fern mine.  During that time the ten stamps  crushed 9S5 tons of rock from which  these little bricks of the value of $15,-  145 were taken. The directors are so  satisfied wfth this result that the battery power is to be doubled and a  cyanide plant added. This . latter is  the first of its kind to be established in  Kootenay and wo may well hope for  its success. t,  In addition to this comes the welcome news that the Hall Mines will  presently pay a dividend. It is only  to be at the rate of 9 per cent but as  many of tho local shareholders bought  in lit $2.50 or less the return will bo a  handsome one. Further wc hear rumors of an interim dividend of 5 per  cent. The Hall Mines never did rush  incontinently in without first trying  the ground. It is as well to proceed  cautiously in paying dividends as it is  in erecting smelters.  The Dundee at Ymir has also joined  the list of shippers and with the Athabasca forms the fourth of these desirable properties. It has been the habit  of some people to look upon Nelson  only as a commercial, not as a mining  centre.   They must change their ideas  the Sphinx, now. part -jpf their .ornament. In the Peninsula war they lost  their colonel,-Napier, at Corunna, and  occupied tha lines of Toires.,Vedras  under Wellesley. During the French  campaign they distinguished themselves at Quatre Bras by "making a  splended charge at a critical moment.  Agaiii at Waterloo to the cry of "Scotland forever" they charged with the  Scots Greps into a French. column of  3000 men and scattered it to pieces.  Even now on Waterloo day the (Gordons hold high holiday. To follow  them through all their ware would  take more space than can be spared,  suffice it to say that they took a most  prominent part in the following campaigns and battles; Crimea, Mutiny,  Afghanistan (1879) .and Africa. At  Majuba Hill they stood until they were  cut down, losing 99 men and officers.  Tlie 75th specially distinguished themselves in the Mutiny [at the siege of  Delhi when they won three Victoria  Crosses, At Tel el Kebir they formed  the front of the square and in 1884���������5  they formed' part of the expedition  sent to relieve Gordon.  Such are some, only a few, of the exploits of this splendid regiment. Originally raised by a famous lady they  have now done signal service to the  greatest lady that ever lived, our beloved sovereign Queen Victoria.  FBOFESSIOBJAI -.CAKM.  CHRISTIE & ANNABLE. INSURANCE,;  --Real Estate and Rental Agent. District:  Agent. -Canada Life Assurance Company.  Money- to loan.   Office opposite Post Oflice.' 770  A- H: HOLDICH, ASSAYER AND?ANA  ���������   lytical Chemist, Hall street, Nelson.  701  LV  - R.   HARRISON.   BARRISTER;   Notary Public, Slocan City. 151  ML. GRIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ���������   .Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  B. C.      . (131)  GEO.A.B, HALL. PHYSICIAN AND 8UR-  geon.   Oflice, Baker street, 3 doors west  of postofiice, up stairs. (571)  EM. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Fire  Insurance . and   Milling  Broker,  Sandon, B. C. 560  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER.  Solicitor, etc.    Sole Agent for the Cnna  dian  Fire Insurance Co.     Real  Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  / 1541).  GORE, BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C. Room No. 1, over  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store. 611  WANTED.  OPTION on Silver-Lead shipping property,  Slocan District preferred, for which I have  bona fido purchaser.  F. L. SUTERMEISTER, Jr.  791 Spokane, Washington,  THE COCK OF THE NORTH.  THE SLOCAN LINE.  There is. not a living Scotsman  throughout the length and breadth of  of the wide world who docs not feel a  thrill of pride as he reads the tale of  the noble doings of his immortal compatriots at the taking of the Dargai  Ridge. An account of this heroic  action will be found in another column and.well deserves the prominence  it is receiving in the papers of other  countries than our own.  The Gordon Highlanders which has  thus covered itself with undying fame  is an historic regiment with an already  noble record.     The present regiment  consists of two famous corps the old  92nd Highlanders, the   original   Gordons, and   the   75th   Highlanders   or  Sterlingshire Regiment.    The  latter,  as the older of the two, forms the first  battalion and they arc the  men who  sto?med-antl" woii"thcAfridi positionf  The story of the   formation . of   the  Gordons is romantic and forms .a curious bit of the history of   the   British  Army.   Tbe Clan Gordon whose home  was   on   the   Scottish _border    weie  fighters everyone of them. They-were  afterwards removed to Aberdeen and  the head of the clan became a duke.  The. fourth   Duke,   who   died " about  seventy years ago, married a beautiful and   ambitious   daughter   of  the  house of Maxwell.   She succeeded  in  making the family one of the first in  the country;-   Three of her  daughters  married dukes but she could find no  wife for her son, the Marquis of Hunt-  ly.   As a young man, and  an officer  in the Guards he   saw   much   foreign  service and on his return to  Scotland  in 1793 his mother determined that he  should have a regiment  of  his . own.  Although she was theu,, in her forty-  fourth year the Ducliess was   still exceedingly handsome  and   of., a   commanding presence.    Accompanied by  her son she set out recruiting.   Every  recruit sealed his   allegiance  with  a  kiss and in a few weeks   the   Duchess  had succeeded in raising- a regiment  1000 strong which was kuown   as   the  "100th Gordon Highlanders Regiment  of Foot."    On her recruiting expeditions the . Duchess   wore  a  highland  bonnet made of blue velvet  with   the  red, white and green chequers   at   the  border.   This still forms the headgear  of the famous   regiment who refuse to  change it in spite of all reformers.   .  There is scarcely a campaign since  their formation that the gallant Gordons have not helped to win. Their  first engagement was at Egmont  op Zee in Holland under Sir John  Moore in 1799. 1S01 found them in  Egypt under Abercrombie. At Abou-  kir they captured a battery of artillery  which gave them the right to wear  The beauty of the scenery down the  Arrow lakes has been much extolled.  Many of us have now seen it for the  last time. Of late the scenic advantages of this route have been confined  to the advertisements as the economy  of the rn il way company kept its boats  travelling only at night. Today sees  thc last spike driven in the Slocan  River line and on the 1st of December  next traffic will be commenced. Connection between Nelson and the mainline of thc C. P. R. will then be made  by this route, and we aro informed  that there will be no waiting anywhere.  The benefits that will accrue to  Nelson from this route have so often  been pointed out that they need not  be recounted. We expect to begin to  feel their welcome effect almost at  once.  Whatever may be said against the  C.P.R.,- no one can deny that as soon  as ever the authorities at Montreal  could be brought tc listen to their  local representatives and turn their  attention to Kootenay, the service in  every way. has been accelerated and  benefitted as fast as it could possibly  be done.  An Old Saw  "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 Go.  768 LIMITED.  On the First of November, 1897, J will open a First  Class Optical Room and Watch and Clock Repair  Shop in the McKillop Block, Baker st., Nelson, B. C.  Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded  J. O.  PATENAUDE.  COOL REFRESHING D���������s  V-' V-/ V-/ ������-J -arNELSON  SODA WATER  FACTORY-*-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                        Orders delivered promptly.  ������������  F.   O.   BOX   88   ff 77777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777?  I Red Front Grocery  R- We. beg  to  inform   the  public  that  we have  just  received  a car of this   season's Canned  Goods, and also a car of nice fresh Groceries.  We make a Specialty of   TEAS.  Our Blue Ribbon Tea is the   best on  the  market.  5  also  carry the, largest stock of   Flour in the  /,   and  we   are   prepared   to  sell   Cheaper   than.  /  of our  competitors.- . >  Give  us  a   trial.    We  guarantee satisfaction.  C. HARRINGTON & CO.  ������ BAKER   STREET. 7i������  v.  *-'4l  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 pf 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)  QJ>  tsn  RUBBER  U.-.-v '���������'."'IJ  \ GOODS J  E E  RUBBER  on-  *>0  576  v..-.."ii(q  DEADWOOD MINERAL CLAIM.  WaytA Onlc Croup.   Tbe-Royal.Oak-group-near-^Yiiiir.-JB  turning out welland a force of six men  will be working oa it all winter. Tliere  are four leads riming through tbe claims  aud the Ymir lead crosses four ot them.  The Royal Oak shows a width ot 8 feet  aud assays give an average of 825. Tbe  Carthage, one of tbe group, has a ledge 3  feet, six inches in width with a pay streak  of 18 inches. An average of $34 was secured from twenty assays although one  assny went ns high ns 877.. A 75 foot  tunuel has been driven on the Carthage.  CHUBCH   N0TICE8.  Chubch of England... Matins 11 a.m.  Eveu Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st aud 3rd Sundays in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at2.30 p. m.  PuEsnxTKiiiAN CnuRcn. Services at  11 a. m. aud 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.  Metiiodist Chukch. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Soman Catholic Chukch. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.      w   -  Baptist Chukch.���������Services morning  and evening at 11a. m. and 730 p.m.  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at|8  p. m. Meetings. are held in the school  house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.  Eev. G. E. Welch. Pastor.  THEOSoPiir. Mrs. Agnes Shot well  Heath will address inquirers on the wisdom religion at Room 5, Hillyer-Clement  Building every Sunday evening at 7  o'clock1 sharp.  Situate in* tiik Nelson Mining Division or  ���������   Wkst Kootknay. District.���������Wiixrk Located.���������Situ atk    THREE'  MILES  ' FROM  Nelson on thb Hall'Mink  Waggon  "_~R6"An~ANiriK"BOUT_ONK_MlLE_SOUTIl���������oV"  Cottonwood   Creek,   Adjoining   the  "Hillside" Claim.  3i AKE NOTICE that I. Francis Clarke Gam-  L bio, acting aa agent for Wm. Moore, Free  inert Certificate Ko. 77542, intend, sixty days  from the dato- hereof, to apply lo the Minim;  Recorder for a certilieato of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claim.  5 And.further take notice.that action, under  lection 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  F. C GAMBLE. P. L. 8.,  Agont for Wm. Moore.  Dnted this 21th day of September, 18U7.      763  Should know  we have just received a superb lot or  Fine Felt Lined Rubber Knee Boot  t;  FOR SLOPPY WEATHER  Should see  -^OUR-  uVi'i  ������������������*** R U B B ER WIH DOW^^jJ  IF. O.  STOGIE   '," J. A.GILKE  18 and 20 BAKER STREET.  ��������� ������     ~lft.fi*  WallTapers  ENORMOUS SALE!  NOTICE.  < Notice is hereby given that a certain agreement made 17th day of Ootober,. 1896, between  Richard W. Willey, of Nelson, B. C. and Kufun  H. Pope, of Cookshire, Que., whereby the said  Willey agreed to sell and convoy to said Pope  the Florence, Aspen. Mollie Gibson and  Achilles 200, mineral claims situate in Nelson  mining division, is now cancelled, tbe said  Pope being in default according to tho terms of  said agreement and failing to. comply with said  terms pursuant to notice served upon him.'  Dated at Nelson, B. C��������� this 19th day of Oct..  18U7. .780  W. A. JOWETT  ,    . ��������� o   ���������    .       -  MINING * REAL ESTATE BROKER  IN8UBAKCB ������������<��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  C������*MIMIO]f AGUTT.  VIOTORIA ST..  tu  NELSON. B. O.  F.Ll, 0SLER and J, W, CARWIN  <%*/%*%<%  JUST RECEIVED!!  Upwards of 600 boxes.   A fe  Boxes of Choice Crabs.    Won*  last long.  M. Des Brisay & Go,  C. E. MALLETTE >V. R. JOHNSOiN  C.E. MALLETTE &CO.  DEALERS   IN  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  3STE1L.S035T      -      ������tt      -      B.C.  Eemnaiits to be Cleared at  HALF PRICE.  See Our Bargains.  Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd.  362 VANCOUVEB, B. C.  F. C. GAMBLE J.P. '      FRANCIS J.. O'REILLY.  M. Inst. CE.    M. Can. Soc. CE. Assoc. M. Inst. CE.  M.Aiu. SocC.E.   P.L.S. for U C. l'.L.S. for B.C.  |UlcKcs.Ent:. Dtp.ofPub.'WIc-,. RoiJand, B.C.  of Canada iu B.C.)  Xelson, B.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEERS,      O      8      ������  9     PBOVIVCIAL LAM) SURVEYORS.  Accountants and General Agents.  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON ���������       (7871        ��������� B. C.  A WORD^r*  TO THE WISE  Get prices from'the  KASLO DRUG CO.  Before you buy your  a      Paints or Wall Paper  HAT ���������* FEED ^:; AND * PRODUCE  Fresh Butter, Eggs and Vegetables always in  Stock at Lowest Market Rates.    Agents Lion   ,  Brewer)-,   Rossland, B. C.     .  _      "  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B.C.  GOAL!    COAL!   COAL!  Having been appointed agents for the Northern Pacific Coal Company,  anv orders left with us will have prompt attention.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY, Baker St., Nelson.]  . We are also agents for the Victor Oil Co:, Ltd., manufacturers otl  Monarch Cylinder Grease (Solidified Cylinder Oil), Monarch LubricantsJ  (or Solidified Oils), Insurance Company of North America,   The ImperialJ  Insurance Company,  Assurance Company.  Ltd., of London,   England,   The Canada Accident!  680  Plate  Glass Assurance THE MINER,'NELSON   B.C.,; SATURDAY, NOV.  20, 1897.  zctzelsoin"  PlaningMiU!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATlSFACTlonl  GlMRArtTEEp.   ���������  PRICES REASONABLE. ' \~  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B.C.  JES LAYIN* ERBOUT.  M. R. SMITH % CO  a.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  ^TRITE   iFOIR   PEIOB  VICTORIA        -        B.C.  JLIST.  (212) -  P. BURNS & CO.  EMesale and Retail Meat Merchants!;  Iir  hai  pru;  %-Y  to;  Doin' nothln\ jes layln' erbout,  Watchin' the grass en trees put out.,    '  ���������Tain't been er week sense the woods wus  bare:  Now it's a llvln'green ever'where.  It all come on so sudden en quick,  I'm nil dono up en can't work a lick���������  Don't wanter. do  notliin*  but   jes   lay  erbout.  Watchin' the grass en trees put out.  The ellum tree alius gits green f us';  When the beeches see it, co'se they mus ;  But ever'thing green don't look jes right,  So tho dogwood puts on clo'es uv white;  They're purty thick now���������time ter plant  corn,  But I'm jes ez lazy ez w'cn,I wuzborn���������  Don't want fer to do nothing  but jes lay  1 erbout  Watchin' the grass eu trees put out.  Watchin' the calf en the colt at play; .  Watchin' the cat hold the pup at bay:  Watchiu' the old dog asleep ou the floor;  AVatchin' the  chickens, feed  roun'   the  door;  Smellin' the roses 'at' freshen the path;  Heariu' the cricket 'at sings on the h'a th;  Watchin' the milk-white clouds sail by,  Like angels' wings, !neath the April sky,  Don't want ter do nothin' but jest lay  erbout   -  Watchin' the graBS en trees put out.  Ain't got no energy; can't even fish;  It ud purty nigh kill me to hear my line  "swish." ,       ���������.  ,     .   .  ...  Jes one year to:day, while pullm' er trout,  I neard a loud splash, en a heart-tearin  shout, .  Eu  ruuiiin'  ez .fast ez I could up  the  crccli*-"  But what is the matter, I can't hardly  I can't do nothin' butjes lay erbout  Watchin' the grass en trees put out.       "%  Watchin' the ivy en flowers 'at grow-  Over the lied of my drowu'd boy; Jo:  Watchin'the lilacs'at nod on the breeze,  En seem to feel sorry fur her on her knees  'At weeps by the grave uv her lone little  son  En asks fur the prayers uv tho Heavenly  One. , .     ,        ,     ,_  ain't strange ter me'at Lies lay erbout  Watchin' the grass en trees put out.  _New York Sun.  o  HEAD OFFICE rslELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  ���������ndon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  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Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to "be the "best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  baker:street nelson, b. c  505  A RESETWA FLOOD.  BY FANNIE WILLIAMS.  "HI, MarseJohn!, Dat. ar   Pel to boy'g  huntin'our hogs ag'in"  John Hartwell, who was busily hammering nt some piece of boyish oarpent-  cry in his father's workshop, turned a  pair of kindling blue eyes townrd the  excited young darkey who rushed in  with the above Information.  "What's that you say, Tom Pete?"  Torn Pete" repeated his statement, adding the remark that the Pelton boy was  "a-heavln' stleks at 'em,- a' makin' 'em  run like daole Nick!"  John put "down his. hammer   and  exclaimed:���������-  - '.'I'll see if I can't put a stop to this  business, once for all 1"  .. As ho spoke, . ho. strode out of the  workshop and started across . the cornfield, with such an air of. angry determination that Tom Pete, running after  him, kicked up his heels and grinned,  In high glee at the prospect of a collision  whl'ch'wa's sure to bring the Pelton boy  to grief..  John Hartwell and Tracy Pelton were  foes of long standing, though neither of  them could tell exactly how their foud  had flrst arisen.  The Peltons owned a small plantation  on the Sunflower rlvor, and- the Hart-  wells hnd come from the, north some  years before and settled on the next  place."  Tracy and John, who were nearly of  the same age, became acquainted and  were peaceable enough for a time, though  they had ��������� occasional disagreements, like  all neighbors' boys.  But some difficulty more serious than  usual had ' led to ill-feeling between  them, which had broken but at last int������  open warfare; so they were now declared  and downright enemies. It wns a pity,  for they were both fine boys, each iu his  way. ���������  John was a stout young athlete, quick-  temperod.-quick-witted- and .^merry,. al=_  ways ready for work or play, and throwing himself into both with equal energy;  While Tracy wns of a quieter disposition  and did- not got angry or enthusiastic  ln a moment, but was, slow 'to alter hi3  opinions ater they were formed.    ���������   ���������  "Obstinatens a mule!" John said/not  stopping.to"think that Tracy's affection  was even more deep and lasting than his  wrath; that ho could be a very constant  friend as well as an obstinate" enemy.  John was in an exceedingly belligerent  frame of mind when he reached the edge  of tho Held which bordered "nn tho Pol-  ton place, and beheld his father's fine  drove of hogs rushing poll-mell through  tho corn-stubble, pursued by a slender,  dark-eyed boy, who was vigorously pelting thorn with sticks, olods of earth or  whatever ho could luy his hand on.     ;._  "You stop that, Tracy Pelton!"  shouted John, peremptorily.  "Mind your own business and keep  your hogs at home!" retorted Tracy, ns  he bombarded tho hogs with a lively  shower of cornstalks.       _" -  "I should think this wns my business,  nnd I'll attend to it in earnest if you  don't look out!" criod John, bristling  with wrath and resolution, "'f you hit  one of thoso hogs again I'll hit you!"  Accepting this as a challenge, Tracy  promptly throw a short stick, which took  the largeRt of the lmg3 behind" tho ear  and sent tho wholn ��������� drovo' scurrying  tumultously toward thoir owner's promises.  John snatched up (ho stick and hurled  lt back nt Tracy, striking him on the  shoulder..with forc������ enough to make him  very angry, if it'did not hurt him much,  lie flew" at John with doubled lists,  nnd John; nothing loath,* received him  in tho same manner.  The result was that Tracy got whipped,  as usual; for thc two boys had had several battles alroady, and, though Tracy  invariably camo out second best, he  never shrank from a iresh encounter  with his stronger foo.  As for John, though he returned home I  after tho   battle   flushed   with   triumph j  and greatly admired   by .Tom   Pete, yet ,  ho was perfsctly   awaro   that his victory :  had not settled anything.    It   was   quite  certain  that   Tracy was still determined  to chase the hogs   and   otherwise   annoy  his enemy whenever!, he got a chance.  However, during the dayB that followed neither of the boys hud any time to  waste in fruitless hostilities. Thoy wera  sufficiently occupied with tho business  which was now demanding everybody's  attention���������that of saving their person?  and property from destruction by the  waters of the river, which, aftsr rising  rapidly for threo days, had overflowed  its banks and was fast inundating tho  whole region.  Water from other streams poured in  to swill the torrent* cattl* were drowsed i  and buildings  wera  swapt  away.    And  ���������till tha flood rose higher day by day.  People wera obliged to move into the  upper stories of their houses; then, as  the water crept up higher, to take refuge  on tha.roofs; and, at last, thoy were  forced to Ceo for their lives, to the high  ground, at a distance of many miles.  Mr. Hartwell had built a sort of flat-  boat, or scow, as he- called lt, whioh  proved extremely useful" to himself and  his neighbors in this perilous time. r-  It was constantly in uRe, convoying  peoplo to the hills, picking up valuablo  floating property and taking off the sheep  and cattle which were huddled in crowds  wherever .some bit of high ground formed  a tiny island in   the   very   midst of the  One day, when Mr. Hartwell had  taken off a number of cattle, as-many  as the scow could safely carry, h������ started  with another man to paddle them to a  place of safety, leaving John and Tom  Pete on the housetop, which was still  out of water.  ' He Intended to como back for another  load of stock, and as the scow was so  heavily loaded, tha boys .volunteered to  remain behind and wait for his return-  In tho meantime they amused them  selves by fishing for driftwood and suoh  floating property ns the waters brought  within thoir reach. .  There was a strong ourrent setting past  the house, nnd anything which happened  to drift Into this eddy was borne along  so swiftly that a quick hand waa required to capture it; but the boys had  a long rope and a pole ,with a hook at  one end, and by means of these Implements they hauled in quite a collection  of miscellaneous articles.  "HI! look dar!" cried Tom Pete, suddenly. "Dar's de Pelton boy's doghouse  a-comlng down do stream. Is you gwina  to ketch dat?"  "No; let it go," said John, with a  scowl. "I'm not going to savo his old  doghouse for him���������yes, I will, too!"  And impulsive John reached out his  pole and drew in a gaily-painted kennel, whioh he had at onco recognized as  the habitation of Tracy's favorite hound.  It was a cumbersome article to manage, but the two boys contrived to get  It on the housetop by dint of stout tugging. As John straightened up after the  lift, he remarked with an apologetic accent:��������� , ���������  "It cost Mr. Pelton three dollars to  get tha old thing painted, and I haven't  got anything against him!"  At this moment Tom Pete gave utterance to another excited "Hi!"  "Dar's a hull raft of stuff a-comin'  down fm Pelton's place," ho said.  "Sumfln'e done busted ober dar!"  "Must be their glnhouse; father^ said  he was afraid it wouldn't stand," replied  John, guzlng regretfully at the. mass of  boards and timbers" which camo swiftly  down tho current. "I hope all that lum-  bar,.won't come, bumping against this  'ftouse," he added, with a look of apprehension.  ';lf 'e do, we'll bust up, too, fo  sho'." said Tom Pete, sagely. "It ain't  a-gwine to hit us,- dough���������It's gwine to  pieces." In fact, the mass of timbers  -began to fall apart and drift away separately, and John got ready with his polo  to pull in tho boards as they were  sweeping past. AU at once, with a great  Btart, he exclaimed:���������  ���������'Tom Pete, there's somebody hanging  on to that board out yonder 1" o  "It's dat ar Pelton boy!" cried Tom |  Pete. "He'll git drownded,Bho* 1"  . Before Tom Pete spoke, John had become aware.that it was Tracy Pelton  who clung to that drifting board, and  his whole generous heart went out to his  helpless foe in a moment.  "Tom Pete, you hold on to the rope,',',  he said, hastily twisting a coil of It  around his arm as he sfcoke. "We can't  roach him with the pole, nnd he don't  know how to swim. I'll have to go after  him."  "Is you gwine to  drown'd   yo'self fo'  dat kin' ob a feller?" Tom Pete  demanded, with itrong disapproval.  '' Of course not. I'm going to save him.''  "He ain't wuff Bavin'," declared   Tom  Pete, contemptuously.  "What are you talking about," said  John, with flashing eyes. "He's the  pluckiest fellow to flght that I ever saw.  "Do^yousuppose-rm^ going���������to-������ lr-t^him-  drown because ho doesn't happca to be  the beet friend I've got? What &o you  tako me for, anyhow?"  "Don' take you fo' nuffin'!" said,Tom  Pete, with ni scared look, and hastening  to clutch^the rope, as John impetuously  added:���������"  "Hang on to that rope now, onn help  me haul him in. If ho gets away I'll  pitch you after him."  " Aud John, with a shout of encouragu-  ment to his imperilled foe, flung himself  Into the water and struck out to Tracy's  aid. ������������������ Ho was a sturdy swimmer, and in  n few moments he came, alongsido of the  board to which Tracy was clinging, and  fastened his rope to it.  Tom Pete began to haul in tho ropo  with groat zeal, while John, putting one  nrm under Tracy's shoulder, and swimming with tho other, aided in propelling  hini' to tha housetop, whero they quickly  drew him up, wot, weak nnd shivering,  but by no means dovoid of the courage  and "pluck" which John so much nd-  mirod. .-  "John Hartwell, you're a good fellow," said he, clasping John's hand,  with a look that spoko more, than his  words." ."I thought I wns gone whon the  gin houso went, and I can toll you I was j  glad when you called ��������� out to mc. You '  have saved my life," and   I  shan't forget  it." " - .    T  "How came you on tho ginhouse? I j  thought your folks - had all gone to tho j  hills," asked John.c" j.  "Father nnd I camo down to   fend the-|  stock over on the high knoll,'-'  answered ,  Tracy. -"I   thought   F would    be   safe  enough on tho ginhouse,   while   ho went  over there with a   boatload   of corn and  hay.    But it gave   way,   and   went over  liko a pile of chips. This currant was too  ' much for it.    It will cost father a pretty  penny to build a new ginhouse," ho add-:  ed, ruefully. '���������  When Mr. Hartwell camo back to get  the boys, he was'very much surprised to  j find Tracy Pelton" in their company;.  ! and when Mr. Pelton discovered, what \  > had happened, ho was too grateful for |  I the rescue of his son to complain about |  '. the loss of his ginhouse. j  !      When tho waters had finally   subsided, :  I so   that   peoplo   could   return " tn   their  '��������� homes, the   two   planters,   like all their ,  ������������������ neighbors, found themsolvos much poo cr  , for .lost stock and  injured   property; thc ���������  ; flood had one good Tcsult   for   John and  i Tracy���������it   had   made    them   friends.��������� ;  GoMcn Days.  THE DYING ESQUIMAU.  in   tha    motionless,  [The flrst white child hom in America was an  Esquimau. It died and was buried on American soil. Ils father sorrowed so deeply Hint  his affliction, combined with a constant homesickness, superinduced consumption, and as a  Jast hope he embarked on thc lonp; and difficult  vovage to Ills native land. On the way the ship  sighted an ice floe when the tragic incident here  recorded occurred.] -   '"  The captain of a sailing bark  That crossed the ocean long ago,.  Hoard iu tho midnight and the dark  The lookout's cry, "A floe! a floe!"  "Oh, whore uwayl" the captain cried,  "My good ship now is doomed, I fear!'  Tlio men his prompt instruction!! bide���������  They'd sailed with him for many a year.  "Make all your rigging trim and taut;  Steer-to the north, port hard your helm!  Ease off, there!  Steady, lads���������for naught  "Would I the good ship overwhelm.  Yon towering mass of ice and snow  lias treacherous depthsthatspread afar  God bid the un welconio specter go  Ere we nrejgrounded, hull and spar'.'  Tlie beauty of that icy guest  That sped in crystal whiteness by,  Its statelv motion, glittering crest  Held spellbound every seaman's eye.  Wheu one called out "The Man below 1  The foreign passenger who lies  At death's dark door���������thickest thou the  floe  Were welcome tbhis northern eyes.-1  "Go you," the captain said, "nnd bring  The dying Esquimau abovo !  It may be this fair frozen thing  Is from thc country of his love."  Tliey lifted from his narrow bed  Tlie wasted form, a human wreck,  And tenderly his steps they led  To trend again the vessel's deck. ���������  He looked upon the ocean blue,  lie saw the ice-floe's crested dome.  One word of English speech he knew  And jovfully he-shouted "Home!"  Then, all" the long homesickness gono  His spirit passed to Him who gave  And when thero came another dawn  They left him to his ocean grave.  Laid on that bier of ice and snow���������  A mausoleum grand���������he slept,  Rocked Uy the billow's ebb and flow  And by the ocean wind o'erswept.  O, stranger of tiie frozen zone!  Your latest word is our bequest I  God will His scattered children own  However far from "home" they rest 1  MRS. M. L. RATHE.  A DEEP-WATER GHOST  BY PAUL PASTNOR.  Mutually Safe.  Ho���������I never mean what I say to a  summer girl.  She���������And I noTor bclievo what a cummer man says to me.  He���������Good. Thfen we might as well be  engaged without furthfcr los< of time.  , Wc wero four bronzed, jolly sportsmen,  who happened to meet during the partridge shooting season aU littlo hostelry  In tlie southern part of Virginia. There  was a real old fashioned fireplace in the  waiting room of the hotel, and' here we  used to gather every evening to smoke  our cigars, compare notes on the sport of  the day, iind "swap yarns."  ' 1 remember in particular the story that  Lloyd told ��������� us, tho night beforo wo  parted. It was unique and weird. Lloyd  was a tremendously big, athletic fellow,  and ho had a way of saying things In  tliat deep bass voico of his that mado  them doubly imrrrssivt-.  Ho had been sitting for somo time  with hia chin on his hand, looking  steadily into the open Arc. Benson had  been telling a rather commonplaco ghost  | story, and the rest of us had dutifully  | oh-d aud ah-d nnd pretended to shiver  at the proper ' places, - but Lloyd said  never a word. When silence settled upon  the littlo group once moro, however,  Lloyd sat up in hia chair, uncrossed liU  feet, and remarked:���������,  "Now, boys, I am going to tell j'ou a  ghost story the like of which you never  heard before, and tho best of it is it's all  true, for it happened to me exactly as I  shall toll it.  "When I was in Sweden, somo 15  years ago, I had au opportunity to do  considerable gunning, as my friend and  host was a landed proprietor and controlled the hunting and fishing rights of  a lp,rg" and valuablo territory, ln this  trac? was one largo lake, called Lako  Frvksdal, which abounded in fine flsh,  "particularly piko of a romarkablo sizo.  ^Hovoring���������over���������thls_lake_nlmost_j!gn-_  stantly wero a few pairs ��������� of whitish-  gray birds which the Swedes call sea-  eagles���������great, magnificent, broad-winged  creatures, whoso food consisted of tho  hirgo fish that wero so plentiful in the  waters of their habitat. " ��������� -  "I had a strong desire   to shoot ono of  thoso birds, although 1  knew them to bp  held in almost snered esteem by   the inhabitants, who   believed   tliat U anyone  (should kill    ono   of   thom,- he would ho  haunted by the sprite of the bird as long  as he lived.     But not being thc least bit  uupcrstltious, ��������� my   passion for obtaining  a specimen of each new" bird or animal I  came across in my travels easily overcame  all scruples,   and   1   forthwith laid   my I  plans to secure ono of the sea-eagles.    "I  shall never forget tlio circumstuuo- s connected with the shooting of this bird.   It  was a bright, still afternoon. I had been  "lying for hours   behind   a largo   rook on  tho shore of tho   lako   waiting for ono of  tho birds to come   within   range   of my  fowllng-pieco.     A   pair   of "them   were  sailing hither and thither above tho surface of the lako,  waiting   for   an opportunity   to   pounce   upon   somo   piko or  other'flsh thnt -might   bo   sunning itself  at tho top   of tho' water.    At" length   I  saw ouo of   tho   eagles   drop  like a shot  from a height of moro than 100 feet, and |  strike tbe water la a cloud   of "foam and  spray.    The   next moment he roso, bearing a good-sized flsh in   his   talons, and  flew heavily toward tho shore.    My heart  .began to thump   against   my.- ribs, as I  saw that, if tho eagle "held to his course,  ha would pass almoit   directly   over tho  place where I lay  concealed.    Crouching  down, I waited for tho   shadow which I  know must precede tho   bird,   as he was  flying between m3 and the sun.  "At length   It   came���������a   big,   slowly-  travoling blot of   darkness���������and tha moment it passed'me on   tho shingle of tho  Beach, I leaped up, with both   barrels of  mv   gun   cocked   and   ready.        There,  ���������earcely 40 yards   away,   and   a littio to  the left, the eagle   loomed -in   tho clear,  eun-llt a*A  Tho gun, sprang to my shoul-  ! der, and" a quick,   loud   report  rang out  ou" tho silence.    With   an  almost human  scream, tho bird   dropped   the   flsh from  its talons, and   came sailing down   with  outspread,   quivering    wings,     graceful  even unto death.   Slowly he settled upon  the   beach,    wings, extended.    I hashed  toward   him.      The   great   wings   wi*3  vibrating   silently   on   tho stones.    The  head and neck   had  fallen   prone in thc  weakness'and stupor of death.    But as I  stood over   my   victim,   tho   eyes of the  great bird met mine with a glancn which  I shall never   forget���������reproachful, pleading,   accusing,   condemning.      I   fairly  shivered and turned away   my   eye?.    It  was a look to haunt a man his life long.  But when   I> turned again   tho   eyes had  glazed, and th������ magnificent white   caglf  was   stretched   out  b8auty of death. .  "When I took my prize homo, my host.   ���������  sald.sadly, and more thnn.half seriously:     ' -.  'I am sorry you killed the bird.   He will   ..  haunt vou to the day  ot" your   death.' I  laughed   carelessly,   yet    somehow   my  heart   misgave   mc,   nnd   It was weeks  bafore I could get over a   certain   apprehensive uneasiness that pursued mo even  in ray dreams.  '���������'I spent tho^ensuing winter and spring  in Stockholm; ;but   with   tho return of  nnothor summer my friend in the country  invited mo most cordially   to   repeat my  visit at his fine old estate, and as I knew  ho really   wanted   mo  to   come,   I   had  neither'heart nor rengon to decline  [     "Tho weather dutlng July was exceedingly warm,   nnd   during   our frequent  ��������� Ashing trips to Lake Fryksdal my friends  | and I offn refreshed ourselvos by taking  ! a dip in tho clear waters. One afternoon,  : as we woro fishing off  shoro  near whero  I had shot niy eagle,   I   said to my host  with bautering   triumph: 'Well, a   year ���������  has passed, and I haven't seen tho ghost  of that sacred eaglo yet!'  " 'Never mind," was  the   reply,.'you  will see It yet.    Mark my words.   It will  como to you some time when   you  least -  expect it.'  "I laughed and proposed that we tako  ������ swim, as the sun \vas   getting up very   ,,.  wnrm, and tho fish were not biting at nil.   ._  My friend assented, so we undressed and   . r,  plunged into tho lako.   I   dived straight  down, and. catching   hold   of the jagged  end of a large rock,   openod   my oyes to  C.  look about mo for a moment. "rt"  MNover. if I live to bo a hundred, will  .V.  tho siaht   that   met  my   eyes   at   that   ''���������-���������  Instant, bo   effaced   from   my   memory.  Coming   toward   me,   silently,   and yot    ^  with   iucrcdiblo     swiftness,     was    tho   ,.  blcachal   and snowy skeleton of a gigantic bird,   with   wings   ontstretohod!   It    .  made   no   ripple,    no   pulsation, of tho  wator.     It   seemed to have no means of,. ,  propulsion, for tho   ghostly   wings woro    .  ri^id and motionless.    Yet   ou   it came,  swift   and   still; and,   to   my   horrified  imagination, iu the whitod sockets of tho  skull gleamed   thoso   samo   reproachful,  condemning oyos which  tho   dying eagle  had turned upon me a year ago,  "To say that   I   was  fairly   paralyzed  with fear but inadequately   doscribes my   ,  couditiou.      Though beginning to suffer  for lack o������ air, I   oould   not   to save me  have let go my grasp of the rock.    I was  fascinated, er.^iaincd.   Every "muscle ln   ;  my body was rigid   and   beyond control   ,  of the brain.     And   still   that   horrible.    ,  mystorious specter   was   coming   toward   .  me, and I could neither avoid it nor ward  H* ofr- ������      ...  -,   "How long I clung   there, suffocating   v  nnd helpless,   I   know not. I'only know  that,'just as tho water-ghost   was   about   ,.  to strike mo in tlio faco,   a   lithe, whito  -t  form ilashod in beweon,   n  strong   hand  seized my arm and   I   wns   dragged for- ?.,  cibly   up to   the   surfacn   of   tho wator.  Then I lost consciousness,    and'Jthe next  thing I remember w;is   bein^rolled ovor  nud "over   nn   my   buck and punched iu  tho ribs, and then   opening   my   eyes on  tho pain anxious facu of my friend,   who  had dived down and saved me.  "When, an hour or   two   later,   I toltl  him tho story of my   deep-water   apparition, ho smiled increduouMy,   oven as ne  said: 'Did I not ti'll'you'you   would   see.  it somo time?'  "But tho   mystery   wns   solved a few  days later when  picking up a Stockholm  paper, I read the following paragraph:���������'  " 'A GHASTLY TROPHY.  " 'A   recent   writer tolls what may bo  truly regarded as  ono of tlio   most curious incidents of natural history.  In some  of tho Swedish'lakes, ho says, large birds  of prey aro   lu   tho   habit   of   swooning  down on tho piko busking at   the surfaco  of the water.    In these cases, if tlio piko  bo moro   powerful   than   tho   bird,   tho  latter, unable to   cxtricatn   his talons, is  borne to the  bottom   and drowned.    In-,,  credible as tho   story   seems,   Eckstrom,  Rov. Mr. Moller, and other writors, stato  thnt tho flesh of the pike   heals  with tho  talons of tho bird in  its   back, while tha  bird becomes'convcrt'ed   into . a skeleton,  which is carried about hy tho   pike.  Ono  skoleton, which had long  beon exh ihited  by a pike in Lake Wetter,   had  ncquirod  a grgenish tinge, and' was   regarded    by  tho fishermen as   a   harbinger of misfor  tune  "   Mako Your Workmen Comfortable.'  A   manufacturer,- in  gossiping about  tho best ways of handling workmen, says  that tho nature of the' floor   of the shop  has a great deal   to do   with the amount  of work that is got   out   of the operative  staff.   Ho wns onco struck   by tho difference in thc apparent activity   of two sets  of men working   on   similar  jobs at the  vise in two rooms of a largo   shop.    One  was in an   old   building . and   thc other  was in one of recent construction.  In tha  former thc men stood easily   and   naturally at thcir'work, and showed no symp-.  toiiis of a hankering   for   a   seat   on the  bench, while in thc latter the   men were  shifting their   weight   from   one foot to  the other, throwing ��������� one   leg    upon   tho  bench at every opportunityniid showing  every evidence of foot fatlguo.    The superintendent   guessed   that tho differenco  was   duo to tho   floors   upon   which the  two gangs of men woro standing.  In the  old shop tho floor was  of   wood, springy  to a certain   oxtent, nnd a poor   conductor of   heat.    In   tho new shop ir T.is of-  tho most beautiful cuncret'3, an oscellent  conductor of   heat from tho   feet   of tho _  workman, and as  unyielding as granite ���������  rock.    So   tho   benches in tho new shop  were raised a couple of   inches, and each _  man was given a platform   of wood thnt  rested on two crosspieces at tho end, and  had a slight spring to it".  Tho footwear!-,,  ness disappeared   almost nt once, and no -  further trouble wa? experienced.     Which  shows thnt the prettiest ��������� floor   is not always the best for tho workmen.  i:ucrlan������i's Camels. .  Tho British Government   is the owner  of about 23,000 famcl=, tlio greater number being in India, whero   they   aro kept  in reserve at the connuis=nriat depots, to  meet various requirements���������such as   the  carriage cf .stores   to   out   stations, aud >  camp   equipages    of     troops   changing;  quarters by line of march.    In   the   war  of 1378,   in   Afghanistan,    camels   were  used by   tho British. ��������� Somo   50,000 died  during tho campaign from   cold, neglect  and starvation.    Included   in    the above  2������i000 aro the camels employed in Egypt  with thc British army of  occupation���������in  lSS4-S.r)ua   camel   corps   of    1,000   wns  foriucd, which did eicellcnt   service during thc war against the Mahdi. At present between six nnd seven thousand camels  belonging   to   tlie    Hritisli   Government  are engaged in   the  advance ou Dongola  in tha Soudan,   nnd   tho Government is  still buvlng   largely,    so   that   probably  before "tho   autumn   campaign  is   over  tho-e numbers will be  at   least doubled.  As the camel3 are obtained thay   ar������ organized into companies of 400 each.  Four thousand Sioux  Indians  are said  to be regular church atteadauts.  ��������� -1 J--T. .13V.Tii&* ������,  j������U  -ft.a-'isuift.  THE MINER NELSON, B.C SATURDAY, NOV. *>, i8#.  M  /  i .  LOVE AT NINE.  "What though old Boreas roars without'-  And tears about unruly,  jtfy sweetheart ;s uestling close Lome  And says she loves me truly!  "What care I now for other'ssmiles  Or frowns, however plenty?  ���������She loves me, though she's only nine,  Aud I am nine and twenty.  CNonc kuow my joy as I sit there,  Hur arms around mo twining,  Por so-called love of selfish minds ���������  ,,No more will I be pining.  One can accept without a doubt  The love that now is mine,  For love can never truer be,  Or purer, thau;at nine.  Dearlittic sweetheart, may I ne'er  Betray the love 1 cherish,  May no unwitting act of mine  Cause it to fade or perish.  No compliment as sweet a.s Lhis,  Though friendship may be plenty  Where one is truly loved by nine,  And he is ninennd twenty.  SHE ACCEPTED!!.  When Paula lost her dog, Bronzo, her  chief sympathizer was Aylmer Rivers, a  Ixild-hcadod' barrister, who had been her  constant admirer since her debut,  Ho went so far as to offer to supply  the aching void in Paula's heart by supplying a pup of undoubted pedigree in  place of tlio lost.  "Oh, I could not put another in his  place so soon," was tho tearful reply.  A day or two after he was nt work  evor a brief whicli was marked "Urgent," when a tinkle of the telephone  tiall roused him from a deep fit of reflection.  Indeed, so'lost in thought was he that,  although he heard tho boll, ho gradually  awoke to consciousness of the fact that it  tad rung more than once before he had  applied his ear to tho tub".  "Aro you thoro, Mr. Rivers?" asked  an impatient voice.  "All rl&'ht," replied Aylmer, not at  first observing any difference between  the accents ho was answering and those  that were iu tho habit of reaching him  from the office of Messrs. Blank & Dash.  "What d'ye want?"  "Oh, I want to speak to you, Mr.  Silvers," reiterated the voice.  "Well, go on, then," replied Aylmer,  Impatiently, anxious to return to the  papers >vhloh were scattered all over his  tabic.  "It's mc���������jPaula," he distinguished  cut of the reverberation of the dark tube.  "Delighted, I'm sure," replied Aylmer.  "I Dover expected such a pleasure. What  can I do for you, Miss Lorraine?"  There   was   a   moment's     hesitation;  ��������� her. he could hear  a sigh   and   a   little  ��������� lierrouu laugh.  "I wanted to tell you that I havo been  1 hin king over what you=said to mo the  other night, Mr. Rivers," tho voice said,  "and 'ihat I-er���������I accept your kind  effcr."  Now Aylmer hnd completely forgotten  idl abont tho dog and its loss, as woll as  Ids offer to replace the lost idol witti one  cf his own selection.  The Important case upon which he wa������  engaged hold possession of all his thinking faculties. The word - "offer" in connection .with his thoughts cf Paula could  Jiave for him only ono meaning.  But how to reply to. such a declaration  through a medium? While he paused to  put- together words which should fitly acknowledge bis happiness in receiving sn  unexpected an announcement, tho bell  tang again vociferously.  "You won't forgo.t,������Mr. River.s, will  you, and come up soon to" toll about it.  I shall expect you this evening."  "Thanks, thanks, awfully," was nil  Aylmer had time to reply liefors ha heard  the telephone shut oil".  - Ho pushed his books - from him and  piled thom one on top of the other, closing thein without any care as to the  references he had bceh seeking   when lil<s  ��������� jucditations   had- been   so   unexpectedly  Vroken in upon.  He could not conceal    from   his   inner  ���������'.onsciousnehss   the   fr.ct that, ln   acting  _iis.she.had .jiist.done,_]?auia.did.not-sceiii"-  ��������� Hiit" to realize that lofty ideal which tha  iivcrago man is apt'to look for in tho ordinary woman when helms .set the seal  i)f his choice upon her. "Yet 'lio endeav-  urcd to persuade himself itwas, after all,  h very easy, if unusual, way of intl-  smiting her preference, and for him that  Was tlio main point at issue.  The modern maiden, ho argued, could  ?iot always be expected to follow the tra-  ��������� iitions of her nrit3i'nal ancestors, and  the lovo affairs of tlio present day were  bound to be affected by thf* .environment  of tho age.,  "Go to-night?"    Of course/ he   would  '"���������Vas time over so Jnggard in its" flight? If  idie had not specially named  the hour h"  would havo-rushed to lier then and there.  "Oh, Mr. Rivers", I'm so glad you've  noma, but I don't, know what you'll  Think about my changing my mind so  ���������lasily," said the girl shyly.  But Aylmer was not at. the other end  of the phone now���������he advanced boldly  toward Upv.  "My darling, how can I ever thank  ;,'ou enough?" he e.-cfkiiincd rapturously,  jis he took her in his arms,' and in another moment would iiave kissed her,  lint tho expression nn Paula's face  (���������topped him. "Mr." Rivers," sho gapped,  ���������'lmw dare yon? What is the meaning ai  ihis extriiordinnry conduct, may T ask-  And where, oh, where is" the dog yon,  promised me?"  "Dog!" he exclaimed. "What dog? I���������  I really don't know" what you HiPan,  Miss Lorraine. I can only suppose that 1  nm the victim ot 'jomo' practical joke.  Tt"ou spoke to me this morning-through  the telephone, I thought," and you invited  me here this evening."  Paula nodded assent.  "And you told me," ho continued, emphatically, "that you accepted my offer."  ���������'I accepted your offer of a do;;, Mr.  Rivers," slie said, as soon as she could  f-penk. "How could I accept you when  you never asked inp?"  "But you knew how much I loved  ;"ou?" pleaded Aylmer.  "Of course," admitted Paula; with an  f.ir of   omniscience.     "Don't women   al-  ��������� ways know?    But   they   don't   accept   u  man before he a=ks them���������usually."  "Then let the exception prove the rule  in this case," pleaded Aylmer.  "You are quite, quite sure," mur-  1 suuri'd Paula, coyly, "and. you won't  tay it was all my doing?"  "Never," said Alymcr, reassuringly.  "On the contrary, I shnll attribute my  happiness to Bronzo, and will nlwu'ys  consider it ;i proof, if proof wero wanting, of his marvelous intelligence and  loresight."  "The darling!" sighed Paula. ,  "My darling!" amended Aylmer.  lho   accent   of   our   native    country  dwells in tho heart  a.nd   mind, a-?   well  1 \e on tbo tongue.  BY CHARLES LOTIN II1LDRETII.  (Copyright 1S95.)  "It is finished ! Congratulate me, doctor, " cried a joyous voico.as I ontered tho  "room. Ho arose from tho table, upon  which lay a violin and bow, and a pile of  neatly-arranged music sheets, aud came  toward mo with oxlcndod hand. "I put  in iho last noto not-tcn minutes ago."  "Yes," I grumblod, noting his unnaturally brilliant oyes, and n flush upon  his thin cheek which I did not like- to  see thoro, "and put yourself In bed agalu  for a week moro."  "Nonsense!" ho said, gaily, pushing  mo into a -comfortable arm-chair. "I  nover felt better in my life. What absurd notion about my health has found  lodgment in that obstinate head of  yours?"  " You go on burning up your vitality  with constant excitement," I replied,  gruffly, "depriving yourself of your  natural" rest and regular meals, and you  will shortly.scn for yourself how absurd  tne notion is."  Tne gay smile faded from his faco. "Is  it so bad as that?" he .said, seriously.  "I know that I was not in good health,  but I did not supposo I was threatened  with a real fit of sickness.  "Fit of sickness" I groaned,forgetting  my professional instinct, in my profound  anxiety for this wonderfully gifted boy,  whom I had learned to love as I should  have lovod liiy own ,son, ' had heaven  vouchsafed .a son,to my old age. "Oh,  my dear Vietorieu ! .will you not sec? Can  you not "understand? Itis no passing  Illness that'-I fear for you but���������"  "Speak plainly," doctor, ho said, calmly,  though his face hud becomo vory pale,  and his lips wero compressed like one  who nerves himslf for a sharp pang. "I  demand as my right lhat you toll mo tho  wholo truth, without equivocation or  evasion."  "Well," 1 replied, desperatoly, feeling  myself forced into, a corner, "if you  must know, Vietorieu, you have a form  of hoart disoaso ' which is considered incurable.    At. the same.time, if you guard  J-:W&t fiJ. -  - -.  "I KXOW MY COMPOSITION' WILL LIVE."  yourself from excitement, adopt regular  hours, avoid shocks, und���������"  "Live the life of an oyster or a clam,"  Interrupted Vietorieu, "you promise mo a  few years more.    Is that it?"  "Yes," I said, "you may even attain  old age, my hoy. But; these wild flurries  ���������this sonata whicli is to send your namo  thundering down tho ages, though for  my own .part; I don't understand what  you're driving at, and���������and���������Aylonna  Rivers"���������  "Stop, there! doctor," exclaimed Vietorieu, in a tone so stern and harsh that  I stared at him in amazement. "Siuce  it must be so, and I recognize that you  are right, though I havo endeavored to  disguise the truth from myself; I havo  but a short timo to li^e. You speak of  years; I calculate' only upon months, or  even days.. So-.bo it. If enough .of life  is U-ft mo to perform this sonata at the  concorf, on thu sixteenth of this month,  I shall havo accomplished ' my ambition.  Tho world will recognize a master, and  sho���������"his voice caught in his throat,.and  for a moment lie bowed' his head upon  the tablo before him. "Doctor," he continued, "your profession is' trained .to  give small heed to human emotions, except as thoy relate to your nerves, bones  and muacles, but I tell you that when I  die, as soon I shall, it v. ill not be from  disease, but���������"'a'wan smile crossed his  pallid face���������"from-love. "  "Oh, Vietorieu, my son!" I cried, distressfully, "will you permit a,worthless  coquette to destroy your life and your  chances of usefulness in tho world, youi  fame���������?" '" , ���������  ���������'My fame," ho repeated, with a smile  that brought tho mist to my oyes, hardened old man as I am. "Why 1 lovo her  so that I.would even givo up my groat  sonata at a word, a look, a hint from her.  And yot, I havo dedicated my work to  her."  "Toll mo, Victoriou," I asked, "does  she really understand your gonlu&y Does  she really respect aud lovo you as "you  deserve-to bo loved?"  Ho bent his head upon his hand for a  moment, and wheu ho raised it again,  there was an expression," a smile��������� 1  know not what to call it���������that glorified  his wan features. "I do not caro!" he  said, proudly, "I lovo her. I havo devoted my genius to her. I-shall make hei  famous, becauso I shall dedicate my work  to her. Why, doctor, seo-1:'' and bo hur-  rio.Uy turned, over tho sheets upon his  tablo until lio found tho ono ho sought,  which I saw was the title page'of his great  composition. ^ It read thus: '  AYLONNA.  Sonata Passionate,- Par Julio  Vietorieu. *  "I know my composition will livo,"  he continued. "And it is no touch of  egotism which causes ine to say so'. I  know I havo dona a groat work, but I  have done it wholly for her sake. - Even  if she never so much" ns granls me her  hand" lo kiss, I havo been well repaid ia  the knowledgo that I have toiled i..id  suffered for her dear sake���������oh, my love!  my lovol My queouly Aylonna! My  peerless onol" v  He rested his head upon iho table and  sobbed aloud in what I Tecognized, as a  physician, was sheer physical weakness.  I managed to quiet his unhealthy excitement, by asking him to play those parts  of his sonata ,,whlch were arranged for  tho violin.  He sprang up at oaw, an.l even with  the tears glistening on his lashes, put  his violin beneath his chin, aud began  to play.   I love music,   though I am no  Iron-clad critic of technique; but I llibep-  ed to that marvellous performance until  I grew entranced. My heart throbbed ������  if it would burst,;an'd my blood coursed'  through iny veins like lightning for such a  passionato appeal of dospairing love,  such glorious oxaltation of tho loved one,  such beauty of thought, such sweetuoss  of tone, such splendor of execution, I  had never so miich as Imagined.before.  "Oh !" I cried, as the last strain wailed  away into silence "that is surely one of  the grandest composition's over written.  Why, my dear Victoriou, lt ls cortain to  make you fam oils. "  "But what will.she say?",ho murmured, laying aside the violin." "It is all  for her."  "If sho doo3 not ndoro you, Vietorieu.  she is worse than a fool," I replied with  conviction. "No, no," ho murmured,  sadly, "sho does not understand me; she  does l ot care for���������"  "Stuff !" I interrupted. "Sho is-a woman of sense, and even hor vanity will  tell hor that no nobler tribute 'was.over  paid to a huly-liTo. Have-patience, Vietorieu, Aylonna River's is not blind."  Uo hesitated ~a moment, then he  bronght out a package from a drawer' of  the-table. "I havo written ,hcr a letter  tolling her my love, and I.have enclosed  a copy of tho sonata. Do you���������don't  you think, doctor," he lookodat-me  with his wistful expression - that moved  me to the heart ."that sho might care  for me after all?1'  "1-haven't a doubt of It" I said positively; though .I was.far from believing  my own words; for I knew tho.shallowness of Ayionna- RIvors'.naturo:as my  poor Victoriou never would-know'.lt. He  worshipped her ns: tho anchorites of old  worshipped their chosen saints in the  Tliobaiit.  "Have patleuco,my boy,or you will not  be able to play your sonata at all.'"  "Tho sixteenth of the.month Is not far  off" he murmured, gathering up his papers '.'and thon wo shall.seo. I will play  it, I tell you, alive or dead."  "Yes," said I, "then wo shall .soe.  Alive you will mako a hit, dead"��������� I  shrugged, my shoulders smiling.  On thu afternoon of - tho sixteenth I.  was with VicDorieu, feeling that the can-  curt which, was to take .placo on .that  evening would bo a crisis in hls-llfe. I  knew that, ln his st:������to of health, .the  strong excltomont ho was about to undergo in' the performance of .his Sonata must  bo perilous nnd 1 had resolved-to be at  band to aid bim should he require as was  only too probable, my professional-skill.���������  Wo had sat for someinomonts in.silence  whon he arose'and "began to .walk-restlessly about the room. He .was -already  dressed for tlie .concert, and prepared to  jump into0tho cab whicli -would convoy  him to tho hall.  " Doctor," ho said, pausing -before me,  "I have put my fate to the test, as I told  you I meant to do."  "Tiie concert���������". I began.  "No, 1 meant Aylonna's deeUlon,"  he answered, . foverishly. "I -asked her  to write ine to-day. To tell -me -if she  will accept my love and the hoinafo of  my sonata.    Oh, doctor," if���������if���������"  "Hark!" I interrupted, '.'there is the  postman's whistle. Alettor ior you."  "Yes. "lie, cried 'as' he picked up -the  letter which fell through the slit lu the  door. "From her! I know her writing."  Ho pressed" his lips tothe perfumed  envolope, .then- stood,'hesitating.  "Lot mo read'It first, "yi'ctprleu," I  said, with a premonition of evil which I  could not overcome "You-need nil your  nervo for tho performance to-night, ��������� und  -���������and���������" v l  "If she should hayo- rejected'-me,. I  might fail to dp my Addling, yoii mean,"  he retorted, with a'ghastly attempt'at  'humor "Butnp,'I must see'for myself  if tliere is a heaven-or hell for hie under  this frail cover. So-r-"  Ho tore it open, glanced- at the -half-  dozen lines traced upon tho sheet; then  with such au expression-as Phope never  - to see upon mortal faco again; be silently  handed,tho letter to me.' It iiih'. "'Dear  Mr. Vietorieu: cannot' say ho.iv;hlghiy  flattered I am by the dedication of ybu?  beautiful sonata to inc. 'Mr. A'ngoii  Gray, to .whom I am to he married oh  bur return from our trip abroad,1 unites  "withJino_in-thanks-and''inbst--sinbBre''fe"'.-  gards."  "As wicked and bitter a lotter "as.ever  was penned," I burst out, aagrliy. Then'  I arose hurriedly-and went over-to .whore  Victoriou" sat .in his chair, with his chin  upon' his chest and hand dangling n't  either side. A glance'" told mo the truth.'  He,was dead.  1 had-lovod tho poor lpy, as.tho old  and world-wornlovcth'e young and Inno-  'cnt, and for a moment the ''allotis composure of the hardened practitioner .gavo  way,and I wept over hiin in deep sorrow.  Then I called in assistance, and wo laid  him^upon his bud nnd covered him  decently. As we finished our mournful  task, tho clock   struck   seven,   and I re-  'A GIiAXCE TOLD ME THE TRUTH.  niombcred that Vlctoreu's sonata was  the second nuhibor on tho programme,  and that some notlflcatipn should -be  given of what had befallen, to tho managers of tho concert.  Directing the attendants to remain beside thc body during my absenco I hastened away and reached tho concert  hall just as the hands of tho great clock  beforo the building marked half-past  eight. I hurried, into tho hall, but paused amazed and doubting my own' enrs  and eyes at -the entrance for from the  orchestra rang the opening chords of the  Sonata Aylonna.  Yes, there could bo no question'of lt.  Those weird and lovely strains had never  ceased to haunt my brain.' It was surely  tho masterpiece of my poor friend, lying  dead in his room upon his bed, tho great  work dedicated to a heartless woman,  whose cold words had slain hiin.  And who was he who stood'there, with  tbe  violin  at .his    shoulder,    drawing  strains from the sehicless instrument  that held the vast audience breathless,  ���������pollbound, wondering? Who but Julio  Vietorieut Yes, by heaven'! 'Vietorieu  himself! Vietorieu,ghastly as death,with  large eyes staring straight before'. him,.  playing as if without care or heod of any  ono. A figure startling to those who saw  liim. Ignorant of the truth, terrible to  iho.  H-Hit! audience had not bet n fascinated  beyond all obnurvatlon.of exterior things,  my .wild .appearance must have boon  noted und commented upon. But no  one heeded me; -for never had. such a  performance been' listened to. IKven tho  .orchestra forgot .their parts, and held  their.instruments suspended, .gazing at  .the violinist like men in a trance. r  -  At length tho murvellous sonata was  done. Without salutation, .or recognition of those'beforo whom ho hadplayod,  .the. performer gilded away. -When,  awakening from their stupor,' the audience burst, into thunderous applause, and  demanded the reappearance of the .violinist, ho'was nowhere to bo .found. Nor  had anyone,seen him leavo the building.  In something approaching a nightmare, I hurrlod back ,to the room whore  I had loft the mortal remains Of Julio  Victoriau, and -found two. -attendants  sitting upon either sido of tho bed, where  I had left thom. And thore. as "Iliad left  It. lay the body of my, poor ��������� friend.  During the ride back from tho,concert  :hall, I 'had recovered .somewhat my  ordinary composure, and wag'thus able to  question.the'-two watchers lu terms of  ; professional-usage. Thoy had nothing to  tell mo, except that about half-past eight  lhey had been startled .by a ' loud, sharp  sound which on .'examination proved to  . have proceeded .from - the. violin .case belonging to.tho dead man. ,Oponlug tha  case, it was fouud that -every string on  tho Instrument had snapped.  When I camo to look over my .poor  friend's effects, I discovered a copy of the  Aylonna Sonata in his hand-writing, but  so blotted, torn and defaced as. to be  wholly indecipherable. Whothor Aylonna  Rivers���������now Mrs. Anson Gray��������� hat preserved ;hers I do not know. "  WORD   HISTORY.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker...  NELSON, B. C.  Has for immediate sale���������  Lots 17 and  18,   Block  10,  Nelson  "     6    <<     7,      "      17,  "    19 "     66,        "  The above are unimproved.  The word topaz comes from tho Greek  verb signifying to guess. The jow'el- wag  brought from the East, -and reported .to  have come from an -island, and men,  guessed at .the location of the Isle which  1. reduced  such beautiful gems.  Thu word scold was formerly, applied .to  a quarrelsome person of either sex, but as  women are notoriously .more given to  scolding than men, lt bas come to be  limited to.tho-fairer and more linguistically giftod half ot the human roeo.  The word ' preposterous .originally  .meant a process of reversing the natural  .order of thiugs, suoh as indloatedby tho  .common expression,"putting the cart:bo-  foro the horse.'' By an easy gradation  ��������� it has, conio" to bo used in Its present  significance.  "Take no thought for the morrow, "Is  "now understood "in *n entirely different  .manner from that In which It was intended when-the King James Vontlon  was prepare!1. Then the exprotfloh "to  .takVlhought" was universal as a .synonym"' for anxious solicitude.  Tabby,, .the   name  of  a   .well-known  species of cat, wai formerly atabl, which  -was u term used to designate   a. peculiar  pattern  ln  tho   silks   manufactured  lit  Persia.   The markings lu the fur of  the  cat  rosomble - the pattern  of .the silk,  hence tho double application of the name.  Jovial once meant the  type of character supposed to belong to all persons who  wero born when the plauet  Jupiter,   or  Jove, was-in tho ascendant.   They were  ��������� supposed to possess morn of the cheerful  - elements of character  than  others,   and  hence  to partake of the benign, qualities  attributed to the Father of the Gods.  The expression blackguard originally  indicated the Bouillon, kitchen boys and  pot-washers who brought up the .rear  when a great man's household was moving from place, to plaoe. Ai "those persons were by no means choice in their  _ lnnguage_or.elegantJnJhelrdeportment,_  -the word was soon applied to .those who  ln speech or action resembled -thein.  Presently formerly meant Instantly,  immediately, and ls used in this sense in  scores of places by Shakespeare and other  writers of his" time. It Is a curious Illustration of the dilatorlnoss of human nature  . that a word which once meant Instantly  should come to be universally'considered as meaning .after a time.  The shrew was originally the shrewd  mouse, which, when her' young were  helpless, would fight.desperately In their  defence,, and so well known was the courage of this little animal, whioh would  evon go out of. its way to seek ah- eppray  at times when tho nest needed protection,  tliat tho word became.-,applied to a woman who was ever ready, to seek a quarrel.  "The expression blackguard' originally  Indicated the scullion*, kitchen boys and  pot-washers, who - brought up the - rear  when a great man's household was .moving from placo to plaoe. As these persons  wore by no moans choice lu thoir -language or elegant in their deportment, the  word was soon applied to thoso who in  speech  or action resombled them.  Aa Ecyptlan "Wonder.  One of thc greatest wonders of aneinnt  Kjypt was the famous artificial body of  water called Lake Moeris. According to  Herodotus, "the measure of its circumference was 3,300 furlongs,-which Is equal to  the entire length of Kgypt along the sea-  coast." The excavation, which was made  in tho time of King Moeris (the Memmon  of the Greeks and Romans), was of varying  depths, and its center was occupied hy two  pyramids, the apexes of which were 300 feet  higher than tho surface of the wator. The  water from this giganitc artificial reservoir  ,was obtained from the Nilo through a  canal, which six months of the year had an  overflow, corresponding to high and low  water ln the river. The canal gradually  filled with sand and the lako has long since  evaporated, but tho bottom is still ono of thc  most fertile tracts in-Egypt-.  Also Lot 4, Block 12, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block, rented  for $65 per month.  ������ A .Good  Investment.  A. C. EWART  AECHITEOT  Clements arid Hillyer Blk  Room 6  e������  Nelson, B. C.  You Need ItL  HAND  BOOK  OK THE  AMENDMENTS  TO THE  Mineral Act  Passed by theLcgislntivo Assembly of tbe  Province of British Columbia. May 5.18J>7.  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Ollice.  Kootenay  Lumber Company  A Complete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds -  will now be kept  ���������  at Nelson.  CSC     CHARLES StBAKBE, Agent  NEW STORE  TO THE PUBLIC^^  Weunderstand that heretofore a great miny people have been send  ing" to Toronto  for goods.      It is  our intention  to sell goods at such  small  profits that it will  be   unnccssary lo 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, '  i FERLAND1 CO. ^EE1":.  STOVES  Stoves of all Descriptions  OEBAP FOR Q-JVSIEEC  A large stock of tlie Improved Queen Air Tight.  733 . Call and see them at the  NELSON HARDWARE CO.  Thos. Dunn ������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  , BUCISIW AHD ILL SUPPLIES  BVIiMI 8UKET WON, MIXERS' l'MKS, UAH ANOSIIKKT 8TKKL.  NlNtiltS' MIOYEI*.                  WIRE KOI'KS,                  1HA.MLLA ROPES,   , ^0V\AMITE-EUSE AMt-XAFS. -___���������_.-_: ; -  . ���������    ���������^_^_  The Metrical Sy������t������m oriKngland.  The recommendation of the committee  of weight* and measures to the British parliament was in favor of the establishment  of a general metrical system, the system  to^be legalized at once, and to be rendered  compulsory after the expiration of two  years. '' There ls no questioning, rays Industries, and Iron, the benefltB which  ���������would result from the adoption of the metrical system, and it is to be trusted that  some action may speedily be taken in the  matter. Ij  "We may shape our friendship but not  our lovo.  Sarcasm is tte wasp of conversation.  - Maulinew is next to Godliness.  ... QUICKSILVER.  ..Write for Quotations.'"  " .Cable Address. "Dunn."  ���������(133)" VAITOOUVEB; B.   O.  Fred J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00  AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  NELSON,  90  B.C.  CAMDM PACIFIC RAILWAY  -. -A.isr:D soo zp-A-ciifio  line.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  r>-A.ir,-3r sbbvice  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your destination without change.  THE ONLY LINE.  Operating Tourist   Cars to Toronto, Montreal  ������������������     and  Boston without change.      Also . Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains   \i   Trains leave Nelson daily for the North except Sundays and for the,  South daily except Mondays. Call on nearest agent and procure an An  notated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets aDd full particulars as to rates, time, etc., apply io nearest C. P- E. -  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  H. M. SicGREGOB. E. J- COYLE,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. D5st J?afi8- Agt.YancouTer .17  !'  THE MINER, NELSON  B. C, SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 1897.  ftJN DEATHLESS GLORY.  iW-THE GOEDON HIGHLANDERS  STOBMED DAEGAI EDGE-  |-UI������U Troops Wlu  a Brilliant Victory  Under 11 Wllhcilug ttalu  of Bullets.  Ltd.   Head office, Ashcroft, B.C..  Capital Btock, $250,000 in $1 shares.  "Yukon Pioneer Gold Fields Co., Ld.  Head office,, Victoria,   B. C.     Capital  stock, $200,000 in $1 shares.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  tho nominal Rum of tl is to be understood.  (Continued on Sixth Page.)-  -,   Killed by  a Slide.   . ,   .  Joe McGibben was caught in a snow  slide last Saturday night near the Red  Fox miue at Best Basin. He and a companion had almost reached the workings  when the slide came. . The latter succeeded in getting into the tunnel but McGibben disappeared and was probably  carried to the bottom of the mountain, a1  distance of 2000 feet. A terrible storm  was raging at the time. Tbe body has  not yet been recovered.  m. GrPRGGTERy  leal Estate i Mines,  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.  XTELSO'ISr, B. C-      [3351  [The newspapers of Loudon, Eng., have  Pceived graphic details by mail of tbe  boapture of Dargai ridge by the Gordon  l-ighlanders on (Xt jber 20, during which  lie regiment exhibited remarkable dash  Ind courage.  On "Wednesday October; 20, General  jriggs sent the second division to dislodge the tribesmen from the Dargai  I'idge. The position was-a strong one,  Lie enemy occupying the summit of a  precipitous hill. The top of the bill could  Lot be reached except by a single path,  (long which the attacking force, consist-  ag of a Ghurka regiment, the Derbyshire regiment and the Dorsetshire regi-  luent was obliged to climb in Indian file  Ivhile three batteries of artillery shelled  |.he breastworks of tbe hill men.  THE DEADLY RIDGE.  Dargai ridge, from the direction ot the  lissault, presents a froutage ot about a  (mile, ..the left end of. which is a sheer  Irock for 200 yards. In spite ot the difficulty of the assent the movements of the  ���������British troops were fairly well covered  |except iu the case of & low dip or small  valley from 100 to 150 yards wide, about  jQlf way from the summit of the cliff.  lAs the Ghurkas, supported by theDerby-  Ishires and Dorsetshires, reached this fire  ���������zone, the top of tlie cliffs burst out into  I flame, for a thousand tribesmen had reiser ved their fire uutil that moment.  Though decimated, the Ghurkas strug-  | gled across the dip and reached the shelter ot a few rocks, where they lay down  ! under cover for a moment iu order to  recover their breath. Then, led by their  officers, they made a rush for the cover  of the cliffs. But the others could not  follow, and the enemy, with true military  ������������������ instiuct, reserved their fire. Though the  remainder of the Ghurkas, the Derby-  shires aud the Dorsetshires appeared ou  the end of the dip, yet to step iuto the  fire zone was to court death.. But the  Dorsetshires again tried to advance to  the support of the Ghurkas, aud 13 struggled into the open space ouly to drop  before the far side had ever been reached. Then, reluctantly, the senior officer  signalled down to the main body of the  liritiBh toops that the passage could uot  be made.  HIGHLANDERS TO TUE FROST.  At this juncture General Kempster ordered the Gordon, Highlanders to the  front. The time had arrived for desperate action, for it was then four o'clock  in the afternoou, and dead aud wounded  were lying thick on every side. But the  Gordon Highlanders had yet to be reckoned with. Bapidly forming his men,  and after hia now historic speech: "Men  of the Gordon Highlanders, our general  - says, that position must be takeu at all  costs.    The Gordon  Highlanders  will  . take..__itj^ Colonel Mathias, the commander ot the HighlandersTdaslied out"  at the head of his gallant regiment, and  iu a moment they were across, carrying  everyone with them on their onward rush  - storming the ridge with a resolution that  was resistless. , .  "cock o*\,the north."  When Colonel Mathias gave the order  to advance, he and his officers leaped  iuto the open, the pipers following, striking up "Cock ofthe North,"-and with a  shout tlie leading company was into tbe  fire zone. ~ -���������  A stream of lead swept over, through  and past, the bullets churning up the  dust, which half hid the rushing bodies.  Piper Findlates, blowing his loudest and  best was among the first t) show tbe w. y  across that deadly strip of ground, and  wheD,. after traversing, but a few yards,  he was laid low by a shot through both  legs, he managed to prop himself aiid  contiuued with unabated energy to play,  "Cock of the North," animating his comrades by the familiar, stirring music of  his pipes.������ ��������� ���������-- .  .     ;  But the fire of the enemy was most  deadly, the leading line melting away,  and it seemed that the Gordon Highlanders would be annihilated. More men  ��������� however, sprang into the passage and the  leaders struggled across the center.  Then with a second cheer the troops^  streamed across and the enemy, seeing  that the barrier had been swept away  left their loopholes and fled precipitately.  Piper Findlates has been recommended  for the Victoria cross, Captain Eobinson  of the Ghurkas aiso acted with the greatest gallantry." After -leading his men  across the fire . zone to the cover,' and  finding the force their "insufficient, he  returned over the death trap alone and  wa3 mortally wounded while leading the  second rush of Ghurkas.  Knslo.  Nov C-  Linnet fraction���������XV Gordon Koss to John Mc-  Quillignii. ^  Grant���������Donald Grant to C ltossitcr, J. .  Mokom���������J K Nylcr to John Swatison, i, ?75.  General���������C Rossiter to D Grant, i.  Nov 10-  Ahuncda and St Charles���������PUyrno'.Gco Smith  DIj Smith ami J L Brown io Geo Alexander,  agreement to soil 3.  Lucl;y Scott fraction���������A O Evans lo \V U  RaniMhUl,  J I C-RII Rnmsdall to XV H Eamsclall.  Icicle, Ella L. Bis Annie. Ell:, Bluebird, Cube  ���������C hLytlle nnd Dan B.ii-iea lo O G Ln.barcu.ii.  Alamedaand SI Charle.-,���������PBryncGeoSmith  D L Suiiih and J L Brown, a^i-eoiiicnt confirm  luu'UiciVnip.  Nov].'���������  V S-lt Ash-worlhund T J l.ciulriun, \.  By Ciuwicc fro ei ion���������V Pyman loS Powers, J.  l-'au-LhmaiulK\;al:t.e���������feiix Hugh oh io Henry  Shewn, SiiOO.  Nov K��������� ' ��������� -:  JUounla'm Glory and jM'o'."ii,'iig Glory���������John T  Lynch io John N Marini, n.  ���������   Liil'.e "W'ilLe and Bis Four���������Si-mo lo panic, J.  La\inn, Riuliie Beil ami l.-on Cap���������l, K  Booker lo K.uc liooi.'ur, Lewis Booker, Ait  BooLcrM Louise Bunker, S.  IX L���������Olay Anileiioii io Georgo Parkinson,  J. Si. V'        '      "   "  Nov 15���������  Xllay fraction7and Blue Ridge���������Geo Shicil  toRE-Browii.SlO'JO.' ���������  KOOTENAY HOTEL  - Mrs. Mary Mallette  chased thc interest of Mr.  and has now sole control.  has pur-  Peterson  First Class Dining Boom.    No Chinamen.   All white help.  ACCOMMODATIONS, $1.00 per day.  Vernon Street,       708       Nelson, B. C  Sluciui City.  Novl-  Ilowanl fraction,Tiger, Tij?erfraction. Bland  and Deadwood���������B C Gold Fields Exploration  and Development Co to thc Slocan Lake Gold  and Silver Mines. '  Nov8-''  Montinorencc -J G Miller to F J Mitchell, >.  NovO-  .'     -  Queen Bess���������E McFadden to S J Curry, i.  Nov 10��������� ." .������������������'::���������"  Conundrum and Conundrum No.-2���������Felix  Hutches to Henry Sheran; j.  Pioneer���������IIC McCorvill to-Hcnry Sheran,!!.  Hopo No 2���������John Halpin to Henry Sheran, i,  ttOO,     ���������  Catardin���������James Crae gives Henry Clay Holdcn an option for one year, $100.  Music Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano,-Violin or Organ.  Apply at Thomson Stationery Co's Store,  Kelson. 427  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 for i-ale, as I have customers  ready to purchase Nelson property at a reason  able figure.  Till  G. D. CURTIS  -^������sJAR Q H IT EGTj  623    OVER THOMSONS' 1IOOK STOKE.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  saw mix  Nelson   Office  and  Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  ItOSHlniMl.  Nov9-  Dclegate-F J Sullivan, L C Chase to Chas  Innes, 1. ',  . Rock Island���������D M Clark to K It Itcdpalh, 1-5.  Gold, Stscam���������Hugh Brcakcll to J George  Houghton, $100.  Nov IU���������  Empress and San Joaquin���������Seized by Sheriff.  Moria���������Robert Shicll to Win Hooper.  Seaforth���������Robert I.ockliart to Win Hooper.  Mountain Chief���������Alex Sharp to Waiter :H  Macfarlanc.  Nov 15���������  Blonheim���������J A Mara to Lillooet FraserBiver  & Cariboo Goldfields.  Potter���������C Habig tb Jacob Wiss, A, ������50.  Marguerite���������Thomas , McKinnon to Wilson  Pypcr. -  Derby���������IIS Shornley to J C Ileughton.  Nov 18- '   ",  "  Hilltop, Minnie No 2-KT Engclskjcn to S A  Ilartman.  Black Whale���������James Price to J ICloman.  St Charles���������Same to same, 1-16..  Bluo Jay���������Herman Wolf to It Asimus,  Builders are invited, to inspect my  stock of  Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths, ��������� ���������  Doors, Sash; Mouldings     ������������������; .  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  -  'Office:  NELSON   AND   BOSSLAND, B. C.  "no      ' ���������������������������......  Do you v/ant Tjpe? Do yon want Ink?  '  Do you want to trade Presses?  -.Do you want to trade Taper Cutters?  Do you want anything in thc Printing Machin  cry line!   It so write to  TOltOM'O TVi������E KHiNJ������KY CO.  GG9 r.'Jl) I'nrdoia St., Vancouver, IC C.  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C  ., fooO)  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME CARD.  Subject to change without notice.  TRAINS  KU5f   ON   l'ACIKIC STANDARD  '1TMK.  Going West.  Leave 8.00 a.m.  '���������     8.3G a. in.  "    9.30 a. m.  "     9.51 a, m.  "   10.03 a. m.  10.18 a.m  . Daily - Goixo Bast.  Kaslo - Arrive 3.50 p.m.  South Fork . " 3.15 p.m.'  Sproule's "      2.15 p.m.  AVhitowatcr " 2.00 p.m.  Bear Lake " 1.18 p.m.  McGuigan "      1.33 pm.  Are.  10.38 a. m. Cody Junction    '!      1.12 p.m.  10.50 a. m.   Sandon Leavo   1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leave 11.00 a. m. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. m. Cody  Arrive 11.45 a. in  Leave 11.25 a. ni'  fi    PASSENGER    fi  u TRAINS W  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  ON THE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  For  rates and  information   cpply at the  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVING,       GKO. F. COFELAND.  261) G. F. &P. 4. Superintendent.  Ct. O. JlUchaiian  113  g������4������-<SSlS-i������������-taags-41  r  Sweet  Oaporal  Cigarettes  STANDARD  OF THE WORLD  Kinney Bros.  Nli\V YOltK.  l������-JSSS<8-������������-=Sfe!!i>-������l  Fall and Winter Styles  French Patterns, Hats, Latest Novelties in .  Fall and Winter Jlillincrv Good?.;  . Prices to Suit Everybody.  -���������������������������  mrs. Mclaughlin,  764 Josephine Street.  MINES EXAMINED  AND REPOKTED OS-BY  F. M. CHADBOURN  Twenty years' experience in mining.  Thorough knowledge of mines of British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  718 NELSON, B.C-  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial-^  .; Land Surveyor,  N������9������9S9������9S9������9$9S9������9������9e9������9������SS9$9e9S9S9e9������9SSS9SSS9$if  D    9   'NOS13M  >po[g   UKiujtfnn^  aao^SnaQ M3N saNOiSMVA;  saJsi^jjDtijj   jo  SUjglSOQ    IV   W3H1   3HS   ONV   11V3  4SOA\31\J    pill?    S-lOpO    }S3}tn  . 5T     . VJ|. -i ���������y-JO OUI[-'013ld������103 y  s^dicTIvanoH  -  Where to  q-et  it.  -  <ss-^ASK,F0E--^-  r-  5  OARSS MACKINAW  .'o":  J^. ���������  (f)  WHEN    BUYING  "0  MINERS' OR LUMBERMEN'S CLOTHING  1-^  -���������"  ��������� The. only "..Genuine Mackinaw  Manufactured    in     Canada.  ��������� en  OARSS MACKINAW  6'.  4-1  X  ^Stamped on Every   Garment    . -  Not-    Genuine     unless     so  ..   ���������''    ��������� " - Stamped.      See. ��������� that    you  Get  it.      - -���������"'.    -        - .     -    -   ~  W. CAESS & CO, ORILLIA, ONT.  r-  :x .  J. A. Gilkers,                     Nelson   ���������  llun made in one hour.  ~Ho. C leaves Rossland at 7 a. 111.   Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail.  No. 3 leaves  Trail  ul 8:15 a. m.   Connects at  Rossland with Red Hlontain train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Rossland at 3:00 p. m.   Connects  with O:-1'. It. main lino steamers for the  north at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. m. Connects witli  C. P. K. main Hue steamers fi-om thc north  at Trail.  No. i leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. m.   Connects  -with Rod Mountain train from Spokane at  , Hossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:15 p. in.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  .   General Ofllces: F. V. GUTKUUS. ���������  Trail 13. C. General Supt,  DIRECT  ROUTE   TO   FORT STEEL MI���������.  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Oompany  Commencing Mond.iy 10th May, 1807,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, B. C,  every Monday and Thursday at 9 a. 111. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on Tuesdays and Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Eastern and  Western Points.  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  i a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo .same evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Crock and Slocan Mining districts. "  This route is the most direct for the Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with the Upper Kootenay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Frciplit accommodations. "' ^ t>37  Going East?  If you are  .Do not Forget  Three Iiprtam Points  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point will afford you the  best service. l:  SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  St. Taul reads via lhe "Wisconsin Central  because that liDe makes the closest connections with all the traus-contiuental  liues enleriuf; the Union depot there, nnd  its service is first-class ia every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central liues, or address  NORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada  Direct Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  .. depart,  <)  No. 1 West,.  No. 2 East,..  Tickets to Japan  and China via  - coma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company. ���������  .8:25 p. 111.  -7:00 a. 111.  Ta-  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or  F.D. GIBBS,  Genoral Agont.  "SPOKANE,-WASH.  -OK-  A. 1). 01IAKL10N,  Asst. Genl. Tass. Agent.  No. 256 Morrison St., Comer of Third  Portland, Oregon.  tfST Write for now map of the Kootenay country. 531  THE  Jas. C. Pond,  Gen. Pas. Agt,  -^Milwaukee,   Wisconsin.  or Gko. S. B.vrrv.  General Agent.  _. _216 Stark St..  PorllamlrOr  (570)  SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN    MADE  THE SHORTEST  CONTINENTAL    ROUTE-  IT  It Is the .Most Modern in Equipment.  It Ih the llravict IJailcd Line.  It tins a Itock-ICiillaHt ttondlxd.  II trusses Ko Sand OcssTls.  It lit the Only Mne  Illuming   Luxurious  Cluli  Kfliini Cars.  It ls Noted for (Sic Courtesy of Its Employe*.  II Is the Only Line Serving Meals on the  a In tarte . I'lan.  *   THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY-!'  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT. -  Attractive Tours during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in.  councction with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps, tickets and complete information  call on or address Agents, K. & S. lly., C & K  S. Xav. Co., N. & F. S. lly., or  ������.'. ������.  IUXOX, tieueritl Agent.  Sl������oKancr~Wn*liT  Sew Incorporations. _  Fairview Gold MiniDg Co., Ltd. Head  office, Londou, Eng. Capital stock,  ������100,000 in ������1 shares. John B. Mitchell  attorney, Vancouver, B. C-  Scottish Colouial Gold Fields, Ltd.  Head office, Three Forks, B. C. Capital  stock, ������100,000 in ������1 shares. Duncan K.  Macpheison, attorney, Three Forks, B.C.  Ashcroft, Lake Teslin, and Yukon  Transportation, Mining andTrading Co.,  (GROCERIES  Meals, Teas, Coffees, Fruits" and Veg-eiables'j  and canned, and other Groceries. A first  assortment.  dried  class  HOLE   AGESTri   IS   KOOTEN'AV  TOR " 7S3  -&2znn*~-^ Okell    &    Horns'    Jams,    Pickles,    etc.^���������"wsssS*-  "  'KOOTENAY   SUPPLY  CO.  "~���������~"~~"������������������������������������������������������   ._.��������� ... www. asrrELSorN".  HARNESS  fjpu and Saddlery.  ^ I Pack Tlarne*  Pack Straps  iior.se lilankcts. Oil Coders. Bells, Team Housings. "Whips. H ru s h es.  ComV-. "etc. ileijairinii a  specialty Prompt attention pjiven to all orders.  L. POGUE.  WARD ST.  ���������JoOi Opp Court House  International Miptiin.  aMTrafcCcLfl,  Steamers "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River. .    -  Time  Card  in eflcct Oct.   1st, 1SH7.    Subject  to change without notice.   "   .  Fivo 3Iilo Point connection witli all passenger  trains ot N*. &V. S. II. It. lo and from  Xortliport, Hossland and  -  Spokane.  Ticket sold anil baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Xelson and way points, daily  except Sundays. 5:15 a. 111.   Arrive Xortliport  12:1.") p.in.; Holland 3:10 p. 111.;  Spokane (i p. in.  Leave Xelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sumlavs. 5:13 p. 111.   Leaving Spokane 8  a. m; Itossland 10:;i0 u. in.;   Xortlipoii 1:50 p. in.  Kaslo, II. C 1st Oct., 1S!)7.  31 G10O. ALKXANDKR   ticn'l Mgr.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  l.'rom Montreal.   Nov. 13  ...". ..-.tNov.-20   Xov. 13  ...-. Xov. 20   Nov. 17   Nov. 20  Kron 1 Xew York.   Xov. 10  V. I. IVIIIINKV, <;.  3.11  V. Jt T. A.,  St.  Paul. Minn.  Spokane Falls 6l  Northern Rfy������  kelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red fountain RTy.  ~ The only rvU rail route -without^ change  of cars between Nelsou and Eossland and  Spokane and Piossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Carthaginian���������Allan Line   California���������Allan Line    Labrador���������Dominion Line   Vancouver���������Dominion Line.  Lake Ontario���������Heaver Line..  Lake Superior���������Beaver Line.  Leave 9.20 a.m. HELS0N Arrive 5.35 p.m.  ��������� "    12:00 ���������"������B0SSLT)    "    3:50   "  "    3-00 a-m. SPOKANE   "    6-40 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Kiver and Boundary Creek, conuect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.  Stamford & Co.  SANITARY  Plum bin d  Pitting and Heating.  All Work Guaranteed.  STRICTLY  WHOLESALE  No. 1 Selous Block,      Victoria Stieet,  XELSOX, E.C. (7GS)  Teutonic���������White Star Line.  Hrittianie���������Wliite Star Line ..Nov. 17  St. Paul���������American Line Nov. 17  St, Louis���������American Line".  Nov. 21  Uiubria���������Cunard   Line Nov. 10  Lucania���������Cunard   Line Nov. -1  Stnteof Nebraska���������Allan State Line...Nov. iO  Mongolian���������Allan State Line Nov. -'������  Friesland���������Red St.ir Line wC.0V- \'  Kensington���������lied Star Line Nov. 11  Cabin. S-15. &������'i. SW. S70. SS0 and upwards.  Intermediate, ?:������ ami upwam.-.  Klecrage. ������21.50 and upward-. .  Passenger.- lieketed through to all points in  Great Hritain or-Ireland, and at specially low  rate- tn all part- of the European continent.  Prepaid parages arranged from all points.  A  pv-to   GEO.   S.   UKEK.   C.P.,':.   Ticket  AgJnt.'Ncl-on. or to.      WI LLI A.M ST1TT.  tiji)   General Agent, C'.P.lt. Oilices. WinnipcK.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST.  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty {cot frontage)  103 W. J. G. (Hrksou. Knfccr St.  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  Coem-'tl Alene initios. Palouse, I^ewis-  ton, "Walla Wall a, Baker City Mines,  Portland, San Francisco. GripiileCieek  gold mines and all points East and  South. Only line Kast via Salt Lake  and 1 Denver. Steamer tickets to Europe and other/foreign countries.  Lkavk  *":1."> p. 111.  Daily  ,:t.j a. tn.  Daily  SrOIC.lNKTlMKSCItKDUI.K I  AKUIVK  7:1."> a. in.  Daily  Past MaiiAWalla Walla ',  i'ortland. istn Krancisco j  Hakcr City and tlie east.   ;  Local Mau, ���������Coeur d"'���������.  Alenps. Farminjrton. Gar-', G:35 p. ill.  1 Held. Colfax,Pullman and j     Daily  Moscow.  Kor throuch tickets and further information  applv at O. It & N. Co.'s ntlicc,  IS) ltivcri-ide avenue,   t 'JU Kast Columbia avc  Spokane, Wa-h.      I        !to<-land, IL C.  1. Cami-iiklu i       H. M. Adams.   -  General Audit.        j Trav. F. and P. Agent.,  W. IL Hi;i;i.nL"UT. General Pass. Agent,  'nil       '        Portland, OrcKon. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOV. so, 1897.  i\  !  li . >\  TO MEASURE THE WOOD.  DEALERS MUST  DELIVER A TOLL  OOflb IN FUTURE.  Tbe  <tue������tlou   of   Kiiiitlyiny;   llie   Sewers  Iuto the lake Under UissviiKsiou  ���������Council   Mailers.  New Denver brass band will be present.  The program for the day is beiug arranged  and it is expected that a large crowd will  be present from surrounding towns aud  also from Nelson.  MINING TRANSFERS.  At the meeting of the city council Inst  Mouday afternoon Alderman Fletcher  - asked if nnythiug had beeu heard from  the Provincial board of health regarding  the discharge of the city sewers into the  river.  The mayor replied that they had not  and in fact they were waiting for the report of Mr. Gamble who had not at that  time completed the soundings of thc  river.  Mr. Fletcher thought it all nonsense  for the provincial board to prevent the  city from emptying its sewers into the  lake. The body of water was so large  that it would be almost impossible to  contaminate it. He did not see how the  board could prevent them from carrying  their, plans into execution. Tho mayor  said that he did not anticipate any trouble ic the matter..  Bills to the amount of"3291.69 and also  the payroll of Contractor McDonald were  ordered paid.  . .-< The question of wood measure was discussed at some length and it wns agreed  that at the next meeting of tbe council a  resolution would be introduced providing  for the appointment of the City Clerk as  official wood measurer. It appears that  there has been considerable difference of  opinion between wood dealers and wood  consumers ns to what constitutes a cord.  The authorities say that 128 cubic feet  make a cord but the dealers are" alleged  to have a measurement that differs from  the authorities. Under the new regulation the city clerk, for the nominal sum  of 10 or 15 cents will measure the wood  ond issue a certificate therefor so that  the consumer may be sure of getting the  amount he pays for.  It was ordered that a side walk bu laid  on the southwest side of Hall street from  Vernon to Lake providing the property  owners furnish the material.  Adjourned until Wednesday at 2 p. m.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of tl is to bo understood.  (Continued from fifth page.) >  sseizere  on judg-  SaleXor 30.  N<lson.  Nov 1>-  Carlylo, Berwick���������Shcrill'  ment $111.55 by lt \V Craig.  Nov i:i-  NelJy li-J A Jones lo \V McKinnon, 1-12,  Ida I)���������Same to same, 1-1'.'.  Niagara��������� V J  Sullivan ami   F R Chose to C  Innes, ',.  Ida I)���������A Daly to J L Kntio, i. SI00.  Same���������.1 A Jones tosame, I. S.'To,  Oro, Manunoili Crystal, Jennie Grccn���������Shcr-  i fl's seizure for j tnlgineul of ^'S.S'J by F S Algers  Sale XovJj.  Tamarae, Dinner Bucket, llacntam, Magnet,  Ociopiis fraction���������1������ Campbell to K Kennedy, J  Nov 15���������  U vn-W H Davis to 11 A Chase, V.  Gold Nolo���������Ii Gallagher lo  K Applewhaite,  ?11L).  Nov J(J-  Allan(a-li K Pitcher (o J Campbell, }.  'J'lunarac, Taiiagi'r, Mngisol,- Kacatiiin. }  Elizibelh 2-9-W ,J llnndien lo K N Bouclie,  Dinner Buolic:-- D Cinipbcil to same. J-.  Leona���������F White and S lly water to Canadian  Pacific Exploration, ?j00.  Columbia, "Wisconsin, Bostonian, Vernon���������  Atlantic Pacific Expl Co to same,  Nov 17���������  , Atlanta���������J Campbell and lt E Pitcher to II  XV Lane, .*50O down, ������1500 ou June 1, 1SDS and  SB000 on Nov 12 '98.  Oro, Mammoth Crystal-W L A Keilar and F  S Algiers, notico of lis pendens.  Delight,   Calgary,    Woodstock,     Atlantic,  Balmorcl���������Sheriff to J McCroath.  Nov 18-  Mountain Cliief~J It Stussi and T J Alexander to   A  Hickling  ������600 down,  ������2250  in six  months; $2250 in 9 months.  Nov 19-  Tamarac, Tanager, Magnet, Racatam, Dinner Bucket, Octopus, October i, Elizabeth 2-9  E N Bouche to ,T L Parker and J B Dabney,  Atlanta���������II XV Lane to G T Craue 8500 down,  S1500 June 1 '98; $CW) Fovcmber 12 "98.  Ames 1-lfi, ICarland J, Little Peter J, Iron  Ma<k 1-12���������J Corron to D Goldberg,  Black Diamond, Three B B B-C C Cunningham to II K Pinkcy, J.  THE CLARKE HOTEL  Josephine Street  THANKSGIVING DINNER,  .     MENIT  Raw Oysters  soup  Cream of Oysters    Green Turtle with Crutons  _ ��������� ''''SH  Fillets of "Salmon a la Maltre d'Hotel wiuce  KXTBKKS ".  .,��������� .      - .��������� OysterVol-aiiVent  fc diets of Tenderloin  smothered with Mushrooms  lilanqucttc of Hare and Kidney  Macaroni and Cheese '  .  BOILED  Young Turkey with Oyster sauce   ���������-'  Sugar Cured Hani, Champagne sauce  KOAsr  Sirloin of Beef nnd Yorkshire Pudding  Domestic Duck with Grape'Jellv.-  Stuffed Turkey, Cranberry sauce "  Leg of Mutton with Dressing  CAM1-;  Haunch of Venison with Red Currant Jelly  SALAD  Chicken Salad Barataria Shrimp Salad  Celery and Cheese  VEGETABLES  Plain Boiled and Masiied Potatoes  Sugar Com Tomatoes  PASTRY  ,,,    ,   Apnle, Mince and Lemon Pie  Charlotte llussc       " " '  Euglish Plum Pudding  with Foaming Brandy sauce  Brandy Jolly Sherry Wine Jelly-  Chartreuse   Jelly-  DESSKKT  Apples Bananas Oranges   ���������',   Grapes  London Layer Itaisins        Walnuts  Filberts Almonds  GREIiN and ui.ack tea cokkbk  PROPDCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS������OK 1U97 UP TODATE.  ORB EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo...........  -'   .    Slocau via Nakusp   _'.'- '   liossland via Northport..  Kossland via Nelson   Tons...:....-.....'   Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.f 2,fir,9,l.,i2.!l"  Kevelstoke (Nakusp)...    "SOS. 151.62  . 1,596  .. 9.3171  ..     52  NOnce OF ASSIGNMENT.  ��������� 11,731  'Average value per ton, $72.<i.:5  3.177,301.59  TKODUCE OF SMELTERS.  (Shipped)  NeUon (Hall Mines) Matte.  Trail Smelter Matte      TONS   2f!!)l   JSil}  Total voluo, $3,893,119.02 ""   ,  "    "of ore and matcecxported, $7,075,433.01  FnntaaMt to  Creditors Trust  Deeds Acl  and Amending Act*.  r.?i22.C& v ^erebJr ?.ive?, that William H.  Graham, of Nelson, in tho Province of British  Columbia, merchant, has bv deed dated nth  day of October, 1897. assigned all his peraona  estate, credits and effects which may bo seized  nnd soli under execution and all his real estate  to H.G. Neelands, of tho city of Nelson, merchant, for the purpose of satisfying rateably  and proportionately und without preference or  priority-his creditors. Tho said deed was executed by the said W. II. Graham on tho 15th  day of October, 1897, and by thc said H G Neelands on tho 15th day of October, 1897  ..AIU*������S0!,S ,,avi"������ claims against tho snid  W. II, Graham are required to forward particulars of the same, duly verified, to tho said  H. G. Neelands at tho City of Nelson, on or beforo thc fifteenth day of November, 1987, and  all persons indebted to the said XV. H. Graham  arc requested to pay such Indebtedness to the  said If. G. Neelands forthwith.  Dated tho 15th day of October, 1897.  II. G. NEELANDS, Trustee.  A nicotinic of the creditors of the said W. H.  Graham will be held at the offices of Bowes Sc.  Senkler. Nelson, B. C. on Saturday thc 23d day  of October, 1897, at 11 of the clock in thc forenoon. H. G. NEELANDS,  "������ Trustee.  IN    THE  8UPKEME COVKT  COLUMBIA1.'  OF BRITISH*  11  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Spanish Tufle  V0TER3 SHOULD REGISTER.  Nine On j* left  Before  Close.  Ibe   Ilook������   Will  v?    " The voters' list will close November 30,  ond so far only comparatively few of  those entitled to vote have registered.  If tbey are not on tbe list by or before  November 30 tbey will be debarred from  the privilege of voting at tbe next municipal election, which takes place in Jan-  nary. At tbat election a mayor and full  council of six.will bo voted for, and so  fnr only about 50 persons have regis-  ���������-"-_= tered. It is believed tbat tbe people entitled to vote will number in tho neighborhood of 500, and there are only nine  full days left in which to register. Ci!y  Clerk C. E. Sealey is the registering officer and will be prepared to receive applications every day except Sunday, between tbe hours of 8 a. in. aad G p. m.   '-^-���������'���������-Tbeact goveiningthe <iiialificatibiis-bf  voters is as follows:  "5. After tbe first municipal election  . . the following persons shall be entitled to  vote for aldermen or for councillors at  municipal elections in any ward in which  they may be registered as ratepayers,  tbat is to" say: Any male or female,  being a British subject, of the full age of  21 years, who iu city municipalities bas  paid on or before tbe first day of November, aiid iu township or district municipalities on or before thefiist day of  December, in tbe year immediately prior  to tbe day ot nomination, all municipal  - rates, taxes (exclusive of water rate or  water.rent), assessments aad license fees  (if any) payable by him or ber to the  municipality, or who shall have paid  such rates^taxes, assessments aud license  fees before the holding of the court of  revision hereinafter mentioned," and  whose name shall be placed ou tbo voters' list by such court, and  (a) Who is the assessed owuer.of  lauds or of improvements, or thc assessed  occupier of lands situate within the municipality; or j  (b) Who is a resident of and carries  on business and is the bolder of a trades  license in the municipality, the annual  fee for which is not less than So; or   -  (c) Who is a householder within tLe  municipality:  (2). No person shall be entitled to vote  under a1 householder's qualification, nor  shall his or her name be included  iu  lhe  nhnuul voters' list of a municipality,- unless he or she shall, on or before the first  day of December in each year, enter with  I   tbe assessor or clerk of the municipality  bi3 or her name as  a v.iter. and shall  make and personally deliver to  lhe assessor or clerk of the muuicipal pouncil  at the same time a statutary declaration  made and subscribed before a judge, stipendiary or police magistrate, 'justice of  the peace or notary public, in  form  and  to the effect following:"       *    - *  New Denver.  Nov 9- '    "  Black Knat-J A Otto to L H Lantz, j. $300..  Black Knat fraction- F H Lanta to tlie  Dominion Mines. .     -  Lilly���������Samo to John McQuillan.  Nov 10- "    ���������  Annie���������Wm D Thompson to John T Moore  and It Oranda, $100.   ' ' ''  Nov 15-  Flint��������� \v K Terril to Robt Cunning, 3-12.  Dominion and Union Jack���������A Wilds and A L  McLean to Charles Anderson.  Acme���������John Tinling to C Anderson; ;i.  Edinburgh���������Johu Smith to Thomas H Wilson, 1-12.  Oakland���������Jas A Anderson to same.  Mollie Hughes, Idea, Real Idea, Nanana Pinto��������� John Hughes by Eelix: Hughes, his attorney  to Henry 15 MoCarville.  Klazhar and Reliance���������Win Ryan to Ernast  J Dobio, 1.     .       .  Same���������K J Dobic to WS Drewery j. '������������������  Same���������Win ltyan to same, ?100.  ���������  NKW  LOCATIONS.  Nenrinx Completion. -  W. H. Annstroug, contractor for the  wagon road from the head of Kootenay  lake to Moyie lake returned last night  from a trip to tbe coast. He states' tbat  the road will be completed for theeutire  distance of 70 miles on Noveinber.28.  The completion of the road will be a  great boon to prospectors and others  who will go into that country next spriug.  . Banquet - to Mr. Drew.  Richard Drew, assistant agent for the  C. P. R. iu Nelson, was tendered a banquet at the Club hotel last night by  about 15 of his friends. Mr. J. Hamilton  presided at the. board. Mr. Drew. will  leave for the east shortly and when . lie  returns will bring with hiin a partner to  shen his joys and sorrows.  Business Personals'.  .  Belarns Since La������t Week.  VIA'KASLO.  Payne Mine to Pueblo. Col   While water to Everett   lihusk Diamond to Pueblo      Payne' to Kverett   Kuthto Pueblo ���������;...  LilUePhil.     do          Ruth to Kverett..".   Total value. $I8.J.':>.'  Average value per toil, 970.30  200  217  39  100  30  13  t'S9  NOTICE.  IS HEREBY given that sixty days af  I shall apply to the Chief Comn  of Lands ana Works for permission  VIA NAKUSi\  Reco to Omaha : ".:.-.' ' 20  Slocan Star to Omaha    (10  Queen Bess to Tacoma  20  Total value, $11,285.  Average value, $112.85 '  100  : Io another column will be seen the Advertisement of W. Carse & Co: of Orillia,  Ontario. They are wholesale, jobbers in  iu lumbermen's aud miners' clothing supplies tiud are the - manufactures-' of: th e  famous Cares mackiiiaw. J. A. Gilker is  their.agent in.Nelepu.     ���������    ;-   .".'���������=:-.   \  Wm. Gosnel and August Stadler.lmve  established a brewing, business in','the  Hume addition. It is known , its., the  Castle brewery and a firs} class rile aud  beer is being manufactured" by them';  CERTIFICATE O*' !ttt>KO>r.!WEST4.  PRINCESS MINERAL CLAIM..  MATTK AND BULLION.  {Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]    200  Fern Mine -.   911,050  Total value of ore and matte exported for  the week, 9212,965.9<i,        -  i METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOKK.  Nov.-       16       17      18      19       20  SlLVKR...'...58i....5!li...585...58J....58  '. (Bar)    ���������  Lead. 3.50 .3.50 ..3.50 .3.50 ..3.50  . Nov. 20-Exchange, 93.80. .  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  Companies.  Xelsoii.  Nov 13-        -   .  Miday���������J L'Parkcr, divide bet Bear aud Wild  Use ck, i mi e Dundee,  October���������D Campbell, u side Wild Use ck.  M P fraction���������J B McArthur; Pine Ridge  mountain.  Little Freddie���������N Charbouean, s'fk Porcupine ck, adj El Dorado. "  Jinie June���������F Hamlin, same.  Avalanche���������P White, junction Wild Use and  Avalanche cks. formerly Geddpg L+.  Dubuque���������T J Alexander, summit Bull Dog  mountain.  ' Glga���������T Kane, Granite ck, 12 m n Erie.  North Star-J  II R Pool, Hall ck, ,' mi w  Fern mill.    c  Nov 15-  Mountain Chief fraction���������W O Sanford,.} mi  w Dog ck. 11 hi w L A lake;. : "',.',  PounUicy Fraction���������S  S  Powlcr, <s mi n w  mouth n fk Wild Hsn ck.  Lawrence fraction���������London & IJ C Gold Field  same. ' ,'  Nov KI���������    "    o "o  Snowstorm���������R Maudand, .'> mi esc Nelson.  Nov 17���������  Conny Don���������D G Kennedy, 3 mi w Fern on  Hall ok.  Nov 18-  Kclipse���������P G Stuart, Ben Hassen mt.O min  Erie, formerly Aberdeen.  Boston���������J I learn, Porcupine ck,8nii fm N &  F S Uy.  White House���������C Creamer;  Porcupine ck 12  mi fm N&FS Ry,  - McKinley���������II Holland, ll  mi up Porcupine  ck.  Iligk Low Jack���������C Creamer, 1 mi c Ymir  formerly Little G iant. -  Xov. 19- ,.  ������������������  Chicaso-W O Sanfood, Bull Dog int,  Hummer���������K ICummcr, same,  Lome���������A Wilson, Ymir mt ndj Copper Chief  British Lion���������J  T M'edhust, J mi. up Littlo  Sheep ck.  Balmorcl���������J Stuart, Ben Hassen rnt, C mi fm  Erie, formerly Waneta.  Situate in the Nelson Miming division, of  West' Kootenay District.���������wSaEiijs' Located.��������� On Toad Mountain . Wagon  Road, Four Miles South of Nelson, B.  C. - - -  :     ���������  31 AKE NOTICE that 1, A. J. Gerrard.of  L City of Nelson. British Columbia..Free  mer's Certificate No. 98595, intend sixty days  from thc date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  tho above claim.  And further take notice that action,"under  section 37, must  be commenced  before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of November. 1897.   t792)  "Notice of"  of Co-partnership.  Notice.is hereby given that the firm of Booth'  &��������� Perry, formerly enrrying on a fruit and fish  business in :this> city," has- been dissolved by'  mutual consent, Mr. Perry retiring from the  business. AU accounts owing to the old firm'  of Booth & Perry are payable to .Thomas-Booth  who ������ill discharge all liabilities of the firm. .  THOMAS BOOTH.   ' ���������  Dated at Nelson, B.C, llth November, 1897;' '  No. of  Shares-  Par  Value  Price.  NOTICE.  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 thc West Division of Kootenay District, vir:  Commencing at a Post marked Charles  William Pardey's N. W.C., planted on the south  bank of tho .Columbia River, about 2J miles  above Robson, thence south id chains, thence  east 80 chains, thenco north tothe bank of tbe  Columbia River, thence following tho bank of  the Columbia River to tlie point of commencement, containing 3:20 acres more or less.  -'   CHARLES WILLIAM PARDEY;  llth October, 1897. ���������   _ 778 .  NOTICE.  Mining News  Slocau Will Celebrate  Definite information bas been received  to the effect tbat Slocan citizens will  celebrate tbe arrival of the first train on  December 1 over the Slocan lake branch  of the C.P.K. Extensive preparations  are being" made for tbe event and the  - ���������    . 1  Slides great, and small arc" reported  in all the high sections.  Snow in the Surprise basin is deep*-?  now than ever'known before.at this  season of the year.  Tlie trail up Kokanee creek across  thu divide to the forks of Lemon creek  is about .completed and open i'or  tr.-ivel. - Most of the supplies for that  district, will be taken from Nelson  over this trail. -  The Lucky Jim commenced shipping concentrating ore to the Pilot  B;iy smelter last Monday and is now  sending down from SO to 100 tons  daily. Thu ore is being'loaded on  barges which convey it to the smelter."  The new tramway is working perfectly. The ore being shipped will  probably concentrate about five to one.  Messrs. Moifat & Church have open-  an assay office on "Ward street.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described lands situate  in tho 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 the point of commencement,  containing 320 acres more or less.  '���������'��������� ' : NKLSON,  Hall Mines     3oo,ooo  Exchequer  1,000,000  .ROSSLAND,  ���������Alberta;  1,000,000  Beaver.".' '      75o,oob  Big Three  3,5oo,ooo  Butte...:  1,000,000  Brit; Can. Goldfields 2,5oo,ooo  B. C. Gold King:... 1,000,000  Bluebird.'..'-  - 600,006  Bruce  1,000,060  Caledonia Con     600,000  California."  2,5oo,ooo  C.&C;..     5oo,ooo  Celtic Queen    " 7ob,ooo  Centre Star     5oo,ooo  Colonna.:.;1.  1,000,000  Commander.      5oo,ooo  Crown Point:  l.ooo.ooo  Deer Park;  1,600,000  Delncola.;.  :. 1,000,000  Delaware  l,5oo,ooo  Eastern Star      . 600,000  Enterprise .". 1 000,006  Eric'.  1 006,660  Evening Star......   1,000,600  Georgia..."    1,000.000  Gertrude��������� 5oo,ooo  Giant  2,5oo,ooo  Golden Drip     5oo,ooo  Golden Queen  1,000,000  Great Western  1,000,000  Hattie Brown  1,000,000  Helen    . Ooo.ooo  High Ore,     Soo.ooo  Homestake . ��������� -  1.000,000  Idaho...'..'.....:  5oo,ooo  Imperial  1,000,000  Iron Horse;..;  1,000,000  Iron Mask     000,000  IXL  1,000,000  Independent ^.. ..��������� 1,000,000  Josie . .77 r. ~....:..-:.. " 706,666  Jumbo     5oo,ooo  Knight Templar..'..    5oo,ooo  Kootenay-London .. 1,000,000  LeRoit."     500,000  LilyMay     5oo,ooo  Mayflower    1,000,000  Monita       75o,ooo  Monte.Cristo. '.. 1,000,000  Morning Star.*: 1,000,000  NestEgg       500,000  Northern Belle ..... 1,000,000  Novelty  1,000,000  O.K  1,000,000  Palo Alto  1,000.000  Phoenix     Soo.ooo  Poorman     500,000  Red Mountain-view 1,000,000  R. E. Lee   2,000,000  Rod Point..'  1,000,000  Rochester     5oo,ooo  Rossland, RedMt.. 1,000,000  Rossland Star.  1,000,000  St. Elmo  . 1,000,000  St Paul  1,000.000  Silveriue     5oo,ooo  Sou'iiCross&Wcoii  ~. 500,000  Sultana  1,000,000  Trail Mining Co....        2,5oo  Union     600,000  Virginia.     5oo,ooo  WarEoglet     5oo.ooo  West I������ Roi     500,000  White Bear 2,000,000  xouiig British Ani'n 1,000,000  AINSWORTH,  Dellie      750,000  Ellen 1,000,000  1  1 00  .     fter date.  Commissioner  ������as ana wows for permission to purchase the following described land, situate  near the south end of Kootenay lake ���������  Commencing at the northwest corner of Lot  883V&.k.������tt8l<?.and SlocK? Al>'Jan,J. ^ence  cast 10 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thenco north 20 chains, thence  west to tho shore of Kootenay lake, thence following the shore of said lake to point of commencement, containing 610 acres moro or less  "   (Signed)      A. St.G. HAMERSLEY..  " " 753   j  West Kootenay, 30th August, 1897  iu the Mateer or the WliMllnriilt Act, au������l|  Iu Ihe Mailer of the Nelson Saw  Milt Conipniiy, Limited.  The Creditors of thc abovo named Comnanvfl  are required on or before tlio sixteenth day of $  November,   1897,   to   send  their names and^  addresses and tho particulars of their debts  and claims and tlie names  and addresses of I  their solicitors, if any, to. Hugh R. Cameron, of '  nm .C,lfc?. ������'   lyi'wm.  British Columbia, lho{  Ollicial Lifiiudutor of the said Company, and,'  ii?iOnflil"I^o?-by.,n?tic0 in wrltliiu from the I  said Ollicial Liquidator, or by their Solicitors, >1  .lLc?ll!,0 '? ftnd prove their debts or claims at"  tlie Chambers of this Court at such time and '  R   M,",t?hMl bosi>?<nflcd in such notice;and  inv HirfiK1?-01"001 "'ey will be excluded from  proved     ^"        "larto be,ore 8Ucl1 dcbts iuo  in'1?}!!, ?���������   a,ly of November at eleven o'clock i  iS.lSmite?on, nt th0 8,Ud Chambers is ap-  fhHeCb^������arntdclSngIVnd ^W���������"*^���������  Dated this 4th day of November. 1897.  ,-������������������,                                   By Order,  <<88>                      E. T. H. SIMPKINS,    Pep. Registrar.  NOTICE.  TENDERS will be received by tho under-'  signed up to 2 p.m. of the 20 day of Nov-  ���������������   r,2Pxt> ,0Ftho Purchase at a rate on lho  ?,olJ?l'i*> 01> Prices stated below, of tho stock of  R. B. Lsnouf consisting  of  lurniture���������Invoice price with  freight added  ������"18010  Lamps,hardware, etc,      " '   ''"���������''      sifi'on  Crockery, glassware       861.23  Terms of salo one third (1-3) cash balance in  two (i) und four(4) months, on approved sccur-  lt������'r-wit".lnterest at 8 Pcr cenfc- P������r annum;  ~.SfJK,eBoAriany t,ende''  lot tcccssarily accepted,   fetoekmaybc seen on application to  tfOO] W" H* D������wsinjs.  DatCd nt Nelson this 6th day of November,  A FULL LINE OF  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  Just received at the  POST OFFICE CIGAE STORE,    m   S. J. MIGHTON.  ...LATEST ARRIVAL IN  YERWARE  A-IDTX)  BOUNDARY.  Old Ironsides....  14th October, 1897.  ALEXANDER ROSS.  777  NOTICE.  >.otice is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-  md  W   -    "  Works for permission to  bed land situate  sioner of Lands and"      purchase the following describi   ���������   in the West Division of Kootenay District, viz;  Commencing at a Post planted on the north  bank of thc Columbia River, on the west  boundary of Lot 301, marked William Anderson s S.E.C.. thence north 40 chains, thence  west80 chains, thence south to the north bank  of.lhe Columbia River, thence following the  said bank of the river in an .easterlv direction  to tlie point of commencement, containing by  admeasurement 320 acres more or less.  ,...ni, WILLIAM ANDERSON,  loth October. 18������7. 77a.  NOTICE-  The partnership ' heretofore existing  between Ragless & Nilson, doing business as scavengers has this day been-  dissolved. WM. RAGLESS.  SWAN NILSON.  Dated at Nelson ihe 8th 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. 79i  CAMP   MCKINNKY,  Cariboo f...   REVELSTOKE.  Orphan Boy   SLOCAN.  Alamo   Cumberland '..  Dardanelles.;'.   Grey Eagle   Idler .- -.   Kootenay-Columbia  Minnesota.   Noble Five Con   Rambler Con   Reco   Slocan Star   Sunshine   Wonderful..   Washington....'.  NORTHPORT,  Red Top   1,000,000  -800,000  Too.ooo  soo.ooo  5o,ooo  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  4oo  1,000,000  1.2oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  5o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 OO  1 06  1.00  1 00  1 00  1 66  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 60  1 60  1 do  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 oo  l 00  . 1 00  - l 00  1 00  1 00  :   loo  -'.-   1 OO  1 OO  1 00  1 OO  ���������'1 OO  1 00  - 1 00  1 OO  '"��������� Too  loo  - ��������� 5 00  1 OO  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 OO  loo  1 00  " 1 00  1 OO  .    1 00  1 00  1 00  -loo  1 00  1 00  '1 00  1 00  '1 00  1 00  1 00  ,1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ' 1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  5o  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  2*  4  ������1 12s  f 0 10  007  0 17  0 0������  OOli  0 40  0 10  0 10  0 10  005  0 051  005  0 22  0 15  0 46  0 12  0 011  0 12:  0 10  020  003  0   91  0 16  0  8.  0 15  0 15  0 16  020  0 14  HO   7  - 0    4 :  -0 01  0 071  '0 15}  030  121  0_06  -0 32J  050  0   51  r0 10  y 00  0 12  0 1:11  0 19  ���������ni  0 05,  008  0 10  0 2  004  0 09  0 16  009  0 10  0 121  0 10  0 26  0 15  005  0 10  0 05  0 20  0 10  006  OU  020  0 16  .0061  Oil  0   7j  0061  0 521  008  0 15  0 15  020  0 421  1 75  2 75  0 03}  025  0 10  249  AT JACOB DOVER'S...  s ? Victoria, B.C\ I gth Oct., i8gj.  a. r:  SHERWOOD,   Esq.  Agent Ocean Accident &  Guarantee Corporation,  Nelson, -B.C. -   .  .s  :Dear  Sir:     I have to thank  you for  the  prompt settlement of my  claim for $300,  under my combimed Accident Policy������No.  5227^,. for $500.0,   in the  Ocean Accident &  Guarantee Corporation,of  London,   England.  ^y Jt_j|oi. no_t_Jh_es_i_t ai_e__t ���������o_.���������e x p.nes s^my-s a-t-i-s--��������� --  faction  of having been* insured with a  Company  so  liberal  and which  Settles  its  claims  so  promptly.  Yours  very  faithfully,  n-    ,   H.F.LANGTON. ,  , This ��������� claim was paid  in  compensation for   10  weeks'   loss ofr time  resulting from typhoid fever.-  Ocean Accident & Guarantee Combined Policy (accident and sickness)  $5.00 per $1,090 per annum. Double indemnity for accident whilst  travelling by public conveyance.       ; '   ������   ���������  789  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT,  NELSON, B.C.  ammnmmwe  Now on Sale  ^^J���������^|  Price, 50 Cts.  XJiiUUMlilUfc:  ���������Dividends paid to date are as follows: he  Roi. $625,000; War Eagle,1 $187,000; Cariboo,  $150,000; Idaho $152,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco $150,000: Rambler $40000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Tire have also  paid dividends.  For Sale Cheap.  Desirable Cottage  On Latimer Street,  office.  Apply to this  786:  The First  History of  Nelson ������������*>  Portions of this work  Appeared in the columns  of'           ���������-...-  The Minerv.     in September  and October.  T  HIS   work   consists of .a   nicely  bound   book  ot  twenty-four pages of the early history of Nelson  nay District, and busi-  and the West Koote-  ness and biographical  porations and firms of  not claim that the0his-  rect in every particu-  valuable    information  sketches of men, cor-  Nelson. While we do  tory is absolutely cor-  lar, it furnishes some  about the earlv settle  ment,   growth   and development   of    Nelson   and its  vicinity.    Only a limited number of copies on hand.  i  For Sale by .  The Miner Ptg. & Pub.  Nelson  British Columbia  Co.  The First  History of  Nelson^ ������


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