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The Miner Dec 11, 1897

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Array m  [Whole Number 381.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Dec.  1 r, 1897.  Price '.  lA.NTJMBEBOF MINES THAT WILL  SOON BECOME SHIPPERS.  [Kesldcnts   anil   Mining  Men  Government Should Build  From Eric.  Think  the  ��������� Koad  Craigtown aDd its surrounding mining  properties are making great strides in advancement and next year will probably  be well known as a mining center. One  of the chief drawbacks at present is the  lack of a wagon road from Erie, a distance of., about Gh miles. The prospectors and business men have opened up  ihe country and done all the work tbat  has been done iu ..the way of building  trails and without any assistance from  the provincial government. The value  of properties around Craigtown have  been proven and the people of that district believe that the government would  be justified in building the road or at  least assisting in construction. A petition looking to this end will be prepared  in the spring.  Mr. Thomas Kane, a merchant of  Craigtown was in Nelson yesterday and  Btated to a Mineb reporter that at least  two of the mines there had a quantity of  shipping ore on the dumps aud would  send it out as soon as a road was built.  Tbe camp is looking good and the future  looks very bright. ,   ,  _ The Second Relief mine is one of the  beat developed properties in the neighborhood and is being worked by R. K.  Neil ot Spokane. A cross cut tunnel is  iu 150 feet and 40 feet drifted on the vein.  The ore body is about two feet in width  and is a sulphate of iron and copper carrying gold. The probable average is between $15 and $20. It is tbe intention  to ship steadily in the spring it assistance can be obtained in the building of  tbe wagon roadi ������Wotk will be continued  all winter. : --.,  " The Big Bump, adjoining the Second  Relief; is owned by Charles Daugherty  of liossland and considerable development work is being done. A crosscut is  . in aboui 50 teet ������ud it is exjjeoted tbytarp"  the ledge at i70 feet. The ledge has  been opened by two or three shafts along  the strike and good values bave been obtained. The width of the ore body- is  from 18 to 24 inches. Work will continue  through the winter.  The Atlanta recently bonded by F.  Oliver of Rossland for Lowrie, Payne &  Snodgrass of Spokane has a three foot  vein of white quartz and arsenical iron  carrying free gold. A drift is now being  ruu on the ledge acd six men are at work  and will continue all winter. Values  ranging from $18 to $60 have been obtained. ������  ��������� "TheJArlingtonrecently-bonded?to an  English company, has eight men at work.  A cross cut showed a three foot body  of ore carrying 835 in gold.  The Belle and Rosa owned by John  Quinlan and -Alex Goyette is in 60 ^feet  on a crosscut and the owners calculate to  tap tbe ledge at a distance of 80 feet.  The ledge is arsenical iron and  pyrites of copper, having a value of from  three to twelve per cent copper and from  $5 to ������'20 in gold and some silver. ' Work  will be continued steadily until spring.  The residents of Craigtown are happy  over the fact that Mrs. McEvoy, of Erie  has taken charge of the hotel dining room  in their town. ���������  Club.      The   following   officers  were  elected:  President, W. A. Galiiher; vice president, Fred Irvine; captain, George Nunn;  secretary-treasurer, W. G. McMorris;  manager, H. Irvine; committee, F. Smith,  J. Thompson and W. Duncan. A meeting of the club will be held at 830 next  Monday evening in the rooms over the  Hudson's Bay Co. . *  . The club proposes to give Sandon,  Kaslo and Rossland teams some lively  battles''during the winter months. . Tbe  Nelson rink will probably be in good  condition . all the time as Proprietor  Donogh has succeeded in getting a first  class bottom and is now waiting for a  cold snap so that he may flood the rink.  The outlook is that there will be more  opportunity for skating this season than  last. ���������  THE BIO P0WEB PLANT.  IS A  OUTS EXPENDITURES HAVE BEEN  M0BE THAN THE EE0EIP13.  Water   and   Sewer   Systems,  Jail,   and  Municipal  Malntenace  Have  tout  ���������ver lM������,������e������.-������������nneM Matter*.  Dr. Arthur and Wm Hodson.  Of late the lodge has experienced a  remarkable growth and initiations and  degree work is-on every meeting night.  By spring, the lodge will erect a large  fraternal building on its owu grounds.  Will be In Operation by the Middle et  Next Month.  ��������� Robert Jamieson, registered at the  Phair from Bonnington Falls this week.  He states that his company will have the  electric plant being established there,  completed and ready for operation, by tbe  middle of January. Tbe present plant  will develop a 2500 horse power and  when completed will have cost,,in the  neighborhood of $200,000. Matters have  been so arranged that the power can be  increased to 6000 and tb 9000 horse power  at short notice and at comparatively  small expense.  The wires had been strung from Ross  to within two miles of tbe plant last  Wednesday and is probably completed  by this time. At the crossing,of the  Columbia river below Waterloo the span  is 850 feet and the wire ia 75 feet above  tbe water. Four working mines io Boss-  land will be supplied with the power and  this will include the Center Star, Virginia, Monte Cristo and either the Iron  Mask or War. Eagle. No wire will be  strung to Nelson at present as the business will not justify it. Should the Hall  Mines, however, adopt electricity as its  motive power, the line will be built.  There is a deficit of. something over  $600 in the city, treasury. -  The receipts up to . date have been  $61,676.27 and the expenditures about  $62,300. - The monthly report given below shows a balance of $2833.66 in the  bank of Montreal but this was more  than exhausted by the passage of bills  to the amount of about $370434; Of  this latter amount about $250 were included in the report. so that the  amount of new bills passed amounted  to about $3454. The report of the city  clerk in full was as follows:  RECEIPTS.  Sale of Debentures     $19,000.00  Licenses'..;    5.820 00  Fire Department '..Y      200 00  Wator Hates      1,718 50  Interest..      312 92  Dost TaxLtccnses      216 00  Fines    .......'  ..   1,01165  Real Estate Taxes....'.     1,579 70  Road Tax               '832 00  Sidewalks :.".... .v        il 50  Miscellaneous    881 00  Mounted Police Barrack*.  It is .understood. that the mounted  police duriDg the construction of the  Crow's Nest road, will establish a barracks on^the townsite of the East Kootenay Valley company's new town at thf  crossing of Elk "river. . Near Ibis town-  site there is a piece, of extra heavy work  to be done by the,railroad and it will  probably be commenced this winter  There are several hundred men working  in the vicinity and this number will  probably be increased to about 1000.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN  ABOUND NELSON.  AND  Brier   Mention   ar   Happening*   In  the  Mstrlet During the rant  Seven Days.  C P. B, TO BOSSLAND.  Mave  Ike Koad  Next 'April.  DISBURSEMENTS  Sidewalks...'.         Plant and Tools    Printing and Stationery   Salaries   :.   3.917 19  961,676 27  ,.S 1,257 05  : 227 26  ..    . 991 33  Mining News.  Fire Department   Streets   Water -Works     Special Police    Interest.,.::..-....��������� ...-....'...:���������..  Lockup    Health :_..'.,'.'. :.f.;;.,  Legal Expenses   Dog Tax Licenses       Jail..   ....          Sewers          Sinking Fund     Miscellaneous���������......... ^.;...  Balance in Bank ot Montreal...  The lead Furnace.'  The lead furnace at the Hall Mines  smelter is nearly completed and will  probably * be ' blown in" shortly after  January 15. Some of lhe lead ores are  now being roasted and made ready for  the furnace. The oompany is now endeavoring to make contracts for a steady  supply of lead ores and if this has not  been done by the time the furnace is  blown in, only a short run will be made  witb the ore now in band.  A French Tea.  ' On the evening of Wednesday Decem-  . ber. 22, the Ladies' Aid of the Methodist  ohurch purpose holding a "French Tea."  An admission fee of 10 cents will be  charged, refreshments will be provided  on the European plan at moderate rates.  The exercises of the evening will be interspersed with instrumental and vocal  selections. In connection, with the  entertainment a sale of fancy cups and  saucers suitable for presents will be held.  HOOKEY CLUB 0BGAN1ZED.  First   Meeting  -was Held at Queen Hotel  it  Tuesday Evenlns-  A meeting wa3 held at the Queen  hotel last Tuesday night for the purpose  of organizing a hockey team and after  some discussion it was decided to organize tinder the name of the Nelson Hockey  C Ah ,18 inch lead of high grade galena  has been struck in the Two Friends  mine near Slocan City.  On January 1 the Reco 'mine will  declare a dividend of 10 cents a share.  This will be equivalent Jto $100,000. ;  The Montezuma mill and tram will be  completed by the 15th inst., when mining  will be prosecuted vigorously.  The Whitewater mine will declare its  monthly dividend on December. 15 and  the outlook is that it will be larger tban  the last.  In last week's issue it was Btated tbat  the^roperti^owned^by~thTXarou's Rod  Mining and Development company were  the Completor, Golden Climb and Chica-  men. This should bave read Invincible,  Golden West and White Swan.  H. B. Macintosh, son of Lieutenant  Governor Macintosh, has decided to take  up his residence in Nelson. It is probable that the Lieutenant Governor will  also take up his residence here.  The Evening Star at Rossland expects  shortly to join the list of shippers. Stop-  ing in the drifts from the main shaft is  now in progress, and next week will see  teams at work hauling out the ore.  It is reported that the No. 1 on Red  Mountain has been sold to Alexander  Dick for $200,000 with a cash payment of  $50,000. Mr. Dick will not affirm nor  deny the report but says there are some  inaccuracies in it.  Work is progressing very favorably at  the reduction works which the British  Columbia Bullion Extracting company is  erecting on Little Sheep creek for the  treatment of the camp's low grade sili-  cious ores.  M. J. Merry, a miner in the Iron Colt  mine, was overcome in the tunnel at 11  o'clock Monday night by the gas that followed an explosion ot blasts. Mr. Merry  was a brother-in-law of Mr. McKenzie,  the otreet railway man of Toronto. He  leaves a wife, to whom he  was married  three weeks ago.  '������  A strike has been made on the Adams,  one of the Hillside group near Whitewater. While doing assessment work  last Saturday tbe men found a body of ore  four feet in width which will concentrate  three to one. It has been stripped for  18 feet and shows strong and uniform for  that distance.  An adjourned meeting of the Noble  Five stockholders was held at Cody,  Thanksgiving day to amend the bylaws  authorizing the loan of $150,000, to cancel present indebtedness of 853,000 and  to prosecute further development work.  Contrary to expectations the amendment  carried.  1.067 81  3.009 29  , 30,712 41  56 85  , 1,372 60  2,32f'48  293 25  ,437 50  33 35  , . ��������� 71 35  7.771 25  90000  199 28  2,833 66  ��������� . y 161.676 27  The bills audited.and ordered paid  included one for $644.W as the first. esT,  tUnate.on-.Uie sewer contract of H. H.  McDonald & Co; $802 from Crane &  Co. for 2 inch black pipe, $442.50 for  1000 feet of 2% inch hose and $17.50  for two extra hose pipes; $120.50. from  Breckinridge & Lund for extras; $104  from Edgar Lemon for 26 days service  as water inspector and $104 from D.  Lawson for 26 days service as sewer  inspector. Upon the report of the city  engineer W. C. McLean & Co. were  allowed $375 for excavating 125 cubic  yards of rock at the corner of Silica  and Stanley streets.  The fire inspector submitted a report  to the effect that E. C. Traves had  _erected^aT~frame~ building back of his  place of business and within the fire  limits. It was not discovered by the  inspector until it was completed.' A  motion passed instructing the inspector to have the building removed.  ' Poundmaster John Blaney - complained that he had impounded seven,  cows anid eight horses without receiving payment as the fence to. the pound  had been. broken down nnd they had  been allowed to escape.. He also said  that one and one half bales of hay had  been stolen and that he had spent one  and one half days in. repairing the  fences and making the pound secure.  It was decided to compensate him for  his losses and he was told,to submit  his account. "...  . Mayor Houston said that in regard  to the volunteer fire brigade,' some  action should be taken to pay the men.  He suggested that it committee be  appointed to make a report at the  next meeting of the council. As no  objection was made he appointed  Alderman Teetzel, Hillyerand Malone.  "How does the stove work?" queried  Alderman Hillyer.  ''Standing up" promptly said Alderman Malone.  ' 'It's not up yet" remarked the  mayor.  Some discussion took place in regard  to asking the government for a school  reserve and the mayor thought it  would be a good plan to ask for the  property upon which the hospital now  stands and have the hospital removed  to block 48.   No actioK was taken.  Adjourned until Monday.  Expect*  !��������� . Mave  Ike Koad   Completed  ���������4' ���������  J. L. G. Abbott of Rossland, solicitor  of the Canadian Pacific.' says to the  Spokesmen Review that be is negotiating  for a right of way into.Rossland for the  Canadian Pacific's proposed line into that  camp from Robson, and came to Spokane  to ask tbe officials of the Le Roi Mining  Company for a right of way. across their  ground. It is necessary for the company  to lay its tracks on Le Roi ground to  get tothe Josie mine.  ; Colonel W; W. D. Turner,.president of  Ike Le Roi. admitted that Mr. Abbott  had approached the company along these  lines;,: 'The company wants to cross one  corner of our ground." he said, "running  between the compressor ahd the shaft.  It is a matter requiring consideration,  and we have made ho promise."  ,. Mr) Abbott is working with much expedition, as the company expects tb have  the newiine into Rossland by April:  It is also said that Mr. Corbin is desirous of running his . tracks, closer to the  Le Roi workings. At present bis line is  40O.feet from tbe Le Roi ore bin, and tbe  ore conveyed from - the bins to the cars  by an incline. JK.  Heinze's road has a-switch direct to  the ore'bins. Before long the Le Roi  will have three railroads' on its ground.  The surface of its claim is already pretty  well =��������� Covered. with .���������-_ improvements .and  buildings of one kind and another.: yi\-  Bruce White, of Sandon. was in the  'city last Tuesday.    ���������  G. Mitchell of Portland is registered  at the Phair. ^  W. Braden of Pilot Bay was -in the  city last Tuesday.  . Leander Shaw paid   Nelson  a  visit  this week.  J. D. Porter and M. Burns of McLeod  are at the Phair.  mineral claims Nearly every year for  the last fourteen years the mineral act  has been changed. Different claims have  been located under the different acts and'  as tber have to be surveyed in different  ways, it tends to create confusion antl  delay . the issuance of crown grants.  Under the present system a surveyor  might make some technical error and  while the fault is not his, the crown grant  is delayed. The instructions asked for  are for,the purpose of averting these  errors. No banquet was held, by the  surveyors last Saturday owing to the  fact that it was impossible to understand  how many would be present and owing  tb the absence of the regular secretary.  The association now numbers about 60  members but nt this season of the year,  a large proportion "of them are not in  from the fields.  THE POLICE B0ABD.  - E. E. Phair returned last Monday  from a week's trip to Rossland.  a  .Nelson Lodge No. 25, K. of P. will  give a dance on New Year's eve.  " George Bull was given 25 days for  vagrancy by Magistrate Crease last  Monday.  Mr. W. A. Jowett left for Spokane  last Friday. He expects to return  Monday.  As a result of the special services in  the Methodist church on Sunday  last the sum of $47.301ms been handed  to the Ladies' Hospital Aid society.  , T. A. Tuza of London, Eng., is a guest  at the Phair.. He is in search of good  mining properties but owing to the inclement weather has concluded to defer  all business transactions until spring.  The collection at the churches lust  Sunday for the benefit of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital resulted as  follows: ~- Presbyterian church $42.00;  Church of. England; $1750.  [ The board of plumbing inspectors  ] and committee on public' works discussed the plumbing bylaw last Thursday and will probably make some  recommendations at thc council meeting next Monday.      ^,1. .-...-;..- -_._..,  Resignation of Falrolaiau McLeod Accepted  -    and Duncan MeBeth Appointed.  A meeting of  the   board  of  police  commissioners was held in the mayor's  office last- Wednesday afternoon, and  the only business before the board was  the   consideration of. Patrolman Mc-'  Leod's resignation.   It  was'accepted  without-much discussion and Duncan  MeBeth was appointed to succeed hint..  The appointment of MeBeth  was  for  one month on trial.  '   The bdard-'of licence commissioners  was then called* to order but  as there  was nothing foi- its consideration an1  adjournment  was  taken, until  January 15. ,  Mllllla fer Nelson.  The Militia Department is considering  a scheme for the organization of - rifle  corps as part of the active militia in  southern British Columbia. At present,  it any trouble occurred in any of the  mining camps of the Kootenay, no force  is available for the aid of tbe civil authorities in maintaining law and order. As  it is a mountainous country a special  uniform will be provided���������felt hat, jacket,  cartridge belt, breeches and gaiters. They  will be armed - with Lee-Enfield rides.  Co1pps_wiirbe"recruited from"_pmerg_the  British subjects at Kamloops, Sandon,  Nelson, Rossland and other points.���������Tor.  ronto Globe. . ,    ' '' -  NEW ornoEBs.  A Contract Let.  A contract for a $1000 tunnel has been  let on the Niagara and Queen on Sheep  creek, 12 miles from Salmo. It is the intention to tunnel in 50 feet on the ledge  and then to crosscut it to determine its  width. The surface ot tbe ledge shows a  width of 40 feet audit is thought that it  will turn into a free milling proposition.  Winter quarters have been completed  and the supplies are all in. J. A. Turner  of Nelson is one ofthe principal owners.  Aggravated  Assanlt.  On Friday of Inst week Magistrate  Crease fined Fred Hermon $10 and costs  for aggravated assault upon the person  of George Williams. The latter wished  to withdraw the complaint but Judge  Crease snid that the charge was a serious  one'and-could not be dismissed without  a hearing. Hermon entered a plea of  guilty and a tine as stated was imposed..  Tt appears that Hermon, during the3  progress of the altercation beat Williams  over the head with a closed pocket knife.'  -; A Hair* Bldta* Transfer.  . G. B. Thompson of West Virginia was  in Nelsou during the week lookiug up  mining properties. He is an oid . experienced miner and was very favorably  impressed with the resources of West  Kootenay, particularly Nelson district  which he recognized as a gold camp. He  secured two claims from A._ E.Storey,  the Yellow Bird and Maple, near Hall's  siding and not far from the Fern mine.  Mr. Thompson will begin development at  once and has engaged Mr. Storey to  supervise the work.    The latter who ie  an experienced prospector and one of the  pioneers of the district, is the locator of  the claims and believes that they will  develop into miues He says the rock is  somewhat similar to that taken from the  Fern and will prove to be free milling.  No assays have yet been obtained.  Northport Smeller   "���������  L. F. Williams, the secretary of the Le  Loi company, soys that the Northport  smelter is now under roof, and is prncti-  ally finished with the exception of the  calcining furnaces. It will start up some  time before the present contract with the  Trail smelter will have been completed,  and the Le Roi will treat all. its ores at  the Northport smelter.  Acetylene Gas Process;  J. T. Richardson has introduced the  automatic acetylene gas process in Nelson and the light may be seen at Van-  stone's drug store. The gas is generated  from carbide and water and gives a clear  white light equal to about 30 candle  power and ia produced at a minium of  cost. Itis said to be thoroughly safe  and very easily attended to. The carbide  is made from lime and coke and is fused  by electricity.  The   OJd  Fellows  Held an Election Last  Monday Sight.  Kootenay Lodge No. 16, I.O.O.F. last  Monday evening elected the following  officers for the ensuing term: ''Noble  grand, O. M. Rosendale; vice noble  grand, A. H. Clement; permanent secretary, Wm. Hodson; recording secretary.  A. E. Lott; treasurer, G. Larsen; trustees  Lieutenant Governor Sworn In  On December 1 Hon. Theodore: Davie,  Chief Justice, administered the customary oath of allegiance and office of Lieutenant Governor to Thomas R. Mclnnes  who at once assumed the duties of his  new position.  >> >'o(lce lo Advertisers.  All copy for changes in advertisements must lie in this office by Thursday noon.  ; New Incorporations..  Lasqneti Island Syndicate Lt'd. Capital stock ������10,000 in ������100 sharei. Head  office, England. Thos. Richardson,  manager, Lasqueti Island.  Perth Syndicate Lt'd. Capital stock  ������10,000 in ������1 shares. . Head office Wild  Horse creek. "James W. R. Young ot-  torney, Wild Horse Creek.  taovcrniueut Auction Sale.  The government auction sale of 279  lots within .the municipality of Nelson  will take place at the court house on  .Ward street on Wednesday, December,  15 at 2 p. m.' There are to be no reserves -  and no values will be placed on improve-'  ments by squatters.  llallroad    Franchises.  A. Morrison has published notice of au  application for three railroads; one from  Stickine river to Teslin lake;, one from  Lynn canal to Lake Bennett aud one  from Lynn canal lo a point on the  northern boundary of British Columbiu.  .Justice McCrclKut's Successor.  ���������It-is -reported tbat-P-iE--Trvingr lute-  the legal firm of Bodwell & Irving,  Victoria, has been appointed to succeed Mr.-  Justice McCreight,   retired, on  the-supreme court bench.   The appointment is,  generally considered a .good one.  SURVEYORS IN SESSION.  Annual  Meeting  or the Provincial Land  Surveyors Association.  The Provincial Land Surveyors Association held its annual meeting in the  office of Gere, Burnet & Co. in tbis city  last Saturday afternoon and twelve members were present as follows: A. S.  Farwell, T. S. Gore, F. C. Gamble, John  Hirsch and Frank Fletcher" of Nelson;  J. H. Gray, C. A. Stoess; W. S. Drewry,  F. A. Devereux and A. R. Hayland of  Kaslo; N. T. Townsend of Rossland and  H. T. Twigg ot New Denver.  Mr. A. S, Farwell presided and owing  to the absence of J. H. McGregor, the  regular secretary, T. S. Gore acted in  that capacity. Officers for the ensuing  term were elected as follows:  President, F. C. Gamble, Nelson; vice  president, Frank Fletcher, Nelson;  secretary-treasurer, W. J. H. Holmes,  Kaslo: executive committee, R. E. Palmer, Sandon, T. S. Gore, Nelson and C.  A. Stoess. Kaslo., The next meeting will  be set by the executive committee and  will probably be held at the coast.  Mauy subjects of interest to surveyors  were discussed and a committee was  appointed to apply to the Lands and  Works department for a-;manuel of  definite instructions " regarding the  method of procedure in the survey of ail  Slocan City Deaths.  Oa Saturday last a man named Otto  Peterson fell into the lake at Slocan City  and was drowned.   He was a laborer  on,,  the new railway.     ��������� y  . Wm. Kerr - died at Slocan City, last  week. He was 60 years of age and leaves  a wife in Virginia City, Montana.  ���������,,   Gifts to lhe K. L. V. Hospital.'  The directors of the above hospital  beg to thank the Hospital Ladies' Aid  for fourteen new sheets and twenty  four new pillow cases, also Mrs. Mc-  Guire for old linen and Mis. Halliday  for three largo volumes:.  O A Perilous Trip.  A. R.  McDonald, one of the leading  owners in the Lavina and Ruthie Bell on  Hamill creek, left tliere last Friday morning-  to   come   to    Kaslo  on   business.  Despite   the roughness of tbe lake he  attempted the trip io a row boat and was  two days in making it.    He arrived here   *  Saturday night nearly exhausted, having  been capsized once and forced to spend  the night in a vacant lake-shore cabin.  -By lucky chance he discovered a bunch"  of matches in one of the chinks and built  a fire.    He returned Monday.   He re-   -  ports the mine a3 looking very welL���������B.  C. News.  TLe Camcronian.  Messrs. M. L. Grimmett and J. B.  Cameron are going out to see how  thiDgs are progressing at the Cameronian  mine. There are probably 100 tons of  ore .now on the dump, which is being  assorted and sacked for "shipment at an  early day. Rawhiding will commence  at once, and from indications this institution will be a continuous shipper  henceforth, and a dividend payer shortly.  ���������Mining Review.  '-a  'ill  ���������i  f:  M  JM  Iii-I  I'  IN  VJ  i 'i'  i ft  I   '-!  '  I,  !  1:1  i-Y  1  I; 7  THE MINER NELSON, -B. C, SATURDAY, DEC. n,.^897;  Wxt Jlintr.  TIIK MIXKIt is printed on Saturdays, and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at tlie rate of $3 per column inch per month.-  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at Die rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and addrc-s  of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  THE TjAHEL on your paper shows the date on  which your paid up subscription expires.  If in arrears kindly remit and see that thc  date is changed, which should be sufficient  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in llrst-rato style at thc  shortest notice.  ADDRESS  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. tcA.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brcthern invited.  \V. B. Shaw, Secretary.  ft  I.  0. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No. 10, meets every Monday night,  KlSSf   at   their  *IaU, Kootenay sfeet.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  AVM. HODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY. DEC. 11, 1897.  A BAD BEGINNING.  straight line. The beauty of this map  is that if you remove Spokane and put  Pekin, Timbuctoo or Valparaiso  in its place it is equally correct. (This  idea id patented.) Tho intending  traveller is also recommended to buy  his outfit in Spokane. No doubt he  can ffet an excellent ono there at a  reasonable price. Having obtained it,  the first thing he will have to do is to  pay duty on it upon entering Canada.  Then he will have the pleasure (and  expense) of carrying it through several  towns where ho could buy similar  articles or others even better fitted for  tho. climate as cheaply as ho could in  Spokane and avoid the customs duty  and several hundred miles of freight.  AVe have no wish to injure the trade  of our friends in Spokane, but they  really should be content with what  thoy havo got out of the Kootenay,  and not try to grab the Yukon as well.  KLONDYKE AND KOOTENAY.  In another column will be found a  statement of  the   city finances up to  (we suppose) the end of November.   It  reveals an   unpleasant    condition   of  affairs.   The city is in debt to the tune  of about $000 and there is   another  month to run.   How much this mouth  will pile on to the debt is hard to say  but it seems certain, the New   Year  will have to   be commenced   with  a  balance on   the   wrong  side.    Ought  this state of affairs to exist when they  are controlled by a mayor who accepts  two thousand dollars a year from the  people  of Nelson to look after them?  Practically Mr.  Houston is paid one  dollar      .a     year      by    every" man  in   .  the      town      and       this       is  where he has landed them.    In addition to this,  the waterworks are unfinished    and   are tangled up   in   an  ���������awkward law suit that common sense  would have avoided,     The  drainage  system is incomplete and is rendered  useless by a plug at the bottom, in-the  shape  of a mandate from the government forbidding the outflow to go into  Kootenay lake.   AVe do not agree with  the government's view of   this,  but  nevertheless the trouble is there.  There are a number of people drawing salaries as inspectors of various  sorts, when to., common people it  would seem that this woik lies within  the -duties-of "the cit'ycngincei:"\vho_is  in receipt of a considerable stipend.  Altogether Nelson municipal affairs  aro possibly not as bad as those of  Rossland, but they are apparently  going the way of others' in towns  where'"1 the c citizens . are tooc  lazy -and have too many jealousies  among tnemselves to take any trouble  .about them and they are conseqently  left in the hands of people who cither  have an axe to grind- or are incapable  of conducting thom properly.  From all over   Great  Britain'and  America come reports of expeditions  being fitted out   or   starting   for the  Yukon.   Some are going by steamers,  circumnavigating the globe, and some  propose to drive from Edmonton. The  sensible ones wend first to Victoria, or  Vancouver,  or rather we should say,  the least senseless, for  all the travellers   are    more    or   less   "off   their  base."   There is nothing for them in  the Yukon:   Suppose  for  a moment  that all those  people   reach Dawson  City in safety.   AVhat will be the condition of  affairs   that   will   welcome  them?   First a climate of  the   worst.  A tardy-spring,'*raw with late melting  snows; the earth a quagmire, the air a  sponge.   Secondly, a motley crowd of  thousands and  thousands of  people,  with   accommodation,   and    possibly  only  food, for  a  fraction  of  them.  However the object of the. journey is  gold not pleasure or comfort and- the  new arrivals will naturally look round  for grouud to work. There is no doubt  that in the minds of many people from  the old country, and possibly even of  some'from the Eastern States, the old  idea of getting gold still exists.    You  go to a 'gold field' armed  with a pick  and shovel and' you dig about indiscriminately until you bump up against  some nuggets.   .'Unfortunately   this  charming idea is incorrect.. Except in  the rarest cases gold getting is surrounded with many difficulties.     In  the Yukon country it is rather more  difficult to win than it was in Australia or California. -   There nature put  prizes  into   comparatively    soft  JVtrias  Presents  What to buy, and where  to buy it, is now the  absorbing question o f  the hour, and to help  you out, we beg to call  your    attention   to    our  Immense  Stock  of  =������ Toys  Dolls  Fancy Goods  Perfumes and  Toilet Articles  Now Opening  irp      ^  Our Stock has. been carefully . selected to meet  the varied Avants of the  Citizens of Nelson, and  comprises the largest  and most varied line  of presentation goods  ever shoAvn in this city.  ner  ground that could be dug out or  washed away with water. In Alaska  the'gold bearing gravels have been  frozen for centuries harder than the  PKOFESSIONAI. CABDn.  CHRISTIE & ANNABLE. INSURANCE,  Keal Kutate and Rental Agent.l District  Agent. Canada Life Assurance Company.  Money to loan.   Office opposite Post Office. 7*0  H. HOLDICH, ASSAYER AND ANA-  lytical Chemist. Hall street. Nelson. 701  R.   HARRISON.   BARRISTER,   Notary Public, Slocan Citv. 451  ML. GKIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  B. C. (IM)  f^\ EO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND 8UR  VX geon. Office, Baker street, 3 doors west  ofpc-'-"* '    f poetoftlce, up stairs.  (371)  EM. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Kire ~ Insurance  and  Mining  Broker,  Sandon, B. C. 500  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS. BARRISTER,  Solicitor, etc. Sole Agent for tho Cnna  dian Fire Insurance Co. Real Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  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Western - newspapers have never  been celebrated for modesty, but  perhaps the highest form of the virtue  known in the vernacular of the district  as gall is reached by our friend, the  Spokesman Review calmly and  solemnly putting forth Spokane as the  starting-point for Alaska. Ifc takes  the cake. To persons living in Spokane, that city is necessarily. the place  to begin the journey but to others, and  ' there aro some hundreds of millions  scattered around, any other place will  do as-well, some much better.  In proof of itsc claims oiir contemporary publishes what "may lfy courtesy be called a map. Ifc shows a  straight line having Spokane at one  end and Dawson City or some other  Yukon point at the otlier. At an  angle a branch line starts off to AVran-  gel. ��������� AVhether the straight line is  meant to represent a trail, a road, a  railway or a canal is not indicated but  as none" of these happens to exist it  matters not which was intended. The  chartographer was either ignorant of  the locality, or in a hurry ns there aro  no mountains or rivers at all, nor is  there any coast or any sea, simply a  Xmas Cards .,������  Calendars^,  Leather Goods  In Purses, Writing  Cases, Work and Jewel  Boxes, Dressing-1 Cashes  in   great   variety.  J.O. PATENAUPE  OPTICIAN &  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tested for Astigmatism.  All   kinds of   fine  watch and clock  Bepairing.  SATISFACTION eVABASTEIW or MONEY  KGFUSDED. m*  ^TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT*-  H. M. VINCENT  Merchant Tailor  BAKER   STREET  ~<1  HI  NELSON  Q^>  mr>  ^IJUllllllJLLIlIlJLllJ.llIllIlllliIiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiii-117  LAW  SUITS  Are embarrassing but , one of Our  Suits is a thing of beauty and a  joy  for a   long time.-"-""s^*   ..y'^'.j  Ask to See  Our  Snowshoes  ;_*���������<���������*>:  at $2.50  J. A. GILKER  Postoffice Store  tfv  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  iMtnuroiG n������4 ���������������������������  COWKIMIOX AttCNT.  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AVhere thon are all these thousands of  pilgrims to find the gold they are looking for? Unless new fields are discovered,which is purely problematical,  the only thing for them to do when  they i each thc Yukon is to come out  again. . The only thing they will have  gained, will be Lhe knowledge of the  advantages or disadvantages of" the  route they followed ini  Sooner or later the broad fact will  assert itself that" Kootenay is today a  better place for the man " who intends  to go in for mining than Alaska. We  do not.allude to the people- who rush  belter skelter to the newest discoveries  without a notion of what they are going to do when they get there, but to  men with some little money and at  any rate a stock of common sense to  bring to bear upon tho business they  have taken up. ��������� Kootenay today is  only half prospected. There are prob-  ably as rich veins still awaiting the  discoverer as those already found.  Kootenay also has valuable ledges only  waiting capital to make mines of them  and she has also plenty of mines which  have already produced during the current year over eight million dollars  worth of minerals. From these three  classes of mining property the investor can make his choice, and having  done so, he can go to work in one of  the best climates in the world, surrounded by pleasant and agreeable  people, all the comforts of civilization  at hand and within a few days luxurious travel of New York and London.  AVhat more can he want?  Sterling Sliver  Electro-Plated  Ware  and  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  NSLSOIT     '-     Wi!     -     B.O.  F. C. GAMBLE J.P.                 I'RANCISJ. O'REILLY.  M. Inst. C.E.   M. Can. Soc. C.E.                Assoc. M. Inst. C.E.  M. Am. Soc. C.E.    P.L.S. for B.C.         -   F.L.S. for B.C.  (Late Kct. Eng. Dep. of Pub. Wks.    .                Kossland, B.C.  of Canada In B.C.) 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We are prepared to supply consumers with  ill kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  iy mail to any branch will have, careful and prompt attention.    aw  All  kinds  of Bough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  1, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.:  ������������������   .PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  LTE FOR PRICES.  PILOT BAY, B. O.  Armstrong & Morrison        2  RIVETED STEEL *  MANUFACTURERS OF   ' V w *" ' *"** w ' rr****  '- PIPE,   ALL SIZES  I GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  I Complete Water Works Outfit ^  ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  715 Jtf&fcr   VANCOUVER, B. O.   #  Dry Feet I  ��������� Healthy���������comfortable���������warm���������cornless���������  ������������������ painless���������comely feet    Feet rescued from __^  cold, clammy, clumsy rubbers and shod in wet-proof  ���������snow-proof���������oil-dressed leather shoes; made with  the Famous Goodyear Welt. Stylish, wear-resisting,  quickly cleaned, light.    Black or tan:   85.50.  Atk for the-  ������L  Slater Rubberless Shoe.  ttlMtEK, Sole Agent for Nel������o������.  (81      4ittEE.\ 11R08., Agent* ut Kaslo.  :adquarters for  [ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  ft A MOS  ] MOTORS  ENGINES  BOILERS  WATER WHEELS  FIREHOSE  '   WATER SUPPLIES    Ij  OHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  uire systems. -   ���������  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD, ,  |>x 39 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  Mson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS^WINNIPEG.  ,. Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  'HE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  ,KER STREET NELSON, B. C-  BLACK JACK.  1          j|      '   HY BUDVAR0 KIPLING: ^  ' Tliere is a writer culled. Mr. Robert  Liuis Stevenson, who makes most deli-  cute inlay-work in black unit white, nnd  flies out tothe fraction , of a hair. He  lias writlten n story about a Suicide  Club, wherein men gambled for Death,  because other amusements did not bite  sufficiently. My iriend Private Mulvaney  knows nothing about Mr. Stevenson,  but ho onco assisted informally at n  meeting of almost such a club as that  gentleman hns described; and his words  are true.  as tho three musketeers"- share their  silver, tobacco, and "liquor together, ns  they protect each other in barracks or  camp,' and as they rejoice toeother over  the joy of ono, so do they divldo their  sorrows. When Ortheris's irrepressible  tongue has brought him into cells for a  season, or Learoyd ���������. has run amuck  through .his kit and accoutrements, or  Mulvaney has indulged in strong waters,  nnd under their influence reproved i his  commanding officer,; "you : can-see ^.the  trouble in the faces of the untouched  twain. And tho rest of the regiment  know that comment or . jest is unsafe.;  Generally the three avoid orderly room  and the corner shop that follows, leaving  both to the young bloods who havo not  sown their wild oats; but there' are occasions.-". .  .-   '  ; For instance, Orthcris was sitting on  tlio drawbridge of tho main gate of Fort  Amiira, with his hands in his pockets  and his pipe, bowl down, in his mouth.  Learoyd was lying.at full length on the'  turf of the glacis, kicking his heels in  tiie air, and I came round "the corner  and asked for Mulvaney.  Ortheris spat into the ditch and shook,  his head. "No good seein' 'im,"'sald-  Prtherls, ". 'e's a bloomin'. camel. Listen." o  ' '. '���������-  I heard on the flags of the veranda opposite to the cells, which are close to the  guard room, a- measured step that I'  could have identified in the tramp of au  army. There were, twenty, paces crescen-"  do, a pause, aud then twenty diminuendo.  '!That's 'im," said Ortheris; "my  Gawd, that's 'im! All for a bloomin'  button you could see your" face in an' a  bit o' lip that a bloomin' Harkangel  would 'a' guv back."  Mulvaney was", doing'pack-drill���������was  compelled, that is to say, to walk up and  down for certain hours in full: marching  order, with ride," . bayonet, ammunition,  knapsack, and overcoat And his offense  was being dirty on'parade! I nearly fell  into the lort ditch "with astonishment  and-wrath,'for Mulvaney is the smartest  man that ever ' mounted . guard, and  would.as soon think of turning out-uncleanly as of dispensing with his trousers.  "Who was the "sergeant that checked  him?'.'.I asked. ���������   ��������� '  "Mullins, o' course," said Ortheris."  "There ain't no other man would whip  'im on the peg so. But Mullins ,ain't a  man. 'E's" a dirty little pigscraper, that's  wot 'e is.". ",'    .     ' ,~  "What did Miivaney say? He's" not the:  make of.man to'take that'quietly."  "Said! Bin better for.'irii.if 'e'd. shut  -'is-mouth.-Lufd,y'ow-'we' laughed!V '.Sargint,''e' sez, 'ye\say~. I'm dirty. Wei,'  sez 'e, 'when your"'wife-lets you blow  your own nose .for yourself, perhaps  you'll know-.wot dirt is. ' You're hlmper-  fectly eddicatcd;-sargint,' sez 'e, an'-then  we fell in. But after p'rade, 'e ,was lip  an' Mullins was swearln'* 'imself black  in the face at ord'ly room that,Mulvaney.  'ad called "Mm a swine an'' Lord knows  wot all. You know Mullins. 'E'll 'ave  ���������is 'ead broke in one o' these days. 'E's  too big a bloomin' liar for ord^iary consumption. ' 'Three - hours' can an' kit.'  sez ihe colonel; not for bein' dirty on  p'rae'e, but,for 'avin^ said somethin' to  Mullins, tho' I do -not believe,' sez 'e,  'yon said wot 'e said you said.' An' Mulvaney fell away sayin'. nothin'. You  know 'e never speaks' to the colonel for  fear o' geftiTi"'_'imself~fr'eslrc'6pped.-''���������-���������  Mullin3, a very young and very much  married sergeant, whose manners ' were  partly the result of innato depravity and  partly " of imperfectly digested board  schocl, camo over the bridge, and most,  rudely asked Ortheris what he was doing. ��������� '* '   ' -  "Me?" said Ortheris. "Ow! I'm waiting for my c'mission. - 'Seed it comin'  along yit?"    ' -> .  Mullins turned purple and passed onJ  There was the sound of a gentle chuckle  from thc glacis where Learoyd, lay.  "'E expects to.get his c'mission some  day," explained Ortheris; "Gawd 'elp  the'mess that 'ave to put their 'ands  into the samo kidd'y a's 'lm! Wot time  d'ybu make it, sir? Fower! Mulvaney'11  be out in 'arf an hour. You don't want  to buy a dorg, sir, do you? A pup yon  can trust���������'arf ramporo by .tho colonel's  grey'ou nd." .  "Ortheris," I auswercd sternly, for I  knew what was in his mind, "do you  mean to sny that���������"   -  "I didn't mean to nrx money o'you,  any'ow," snid Ortheris; "I'd 'a' sold  you tlio dorg good an' cheap, u but ���������but.  ���������I know Mulvaney'll want somethin'  after we've walked 'im orf, an' I ain't  got nothin', nor" 'c asn't neither. I'd  sooner sell you the dorg, sir. 'S trewth  I would!"  A shadow fell on the drawbridge, and  Ortheris -began to rise into the air,  lifted by a huge band upon his collar..  "Onytiling but t'braass," said Learoyd quietly, as he Jield the Londoner  over the ditch. "Onything but t'braass,  Orth'ris, ma'son! Ah've got one rupee  eight annas of ma own." He showed  two coins, and replaced Ortheris on the  drawbridge rail.. ���������   ",-        -   '      *  "Very good," I said; "where aro you  going'to?^"  "   ' -  "Goin' to walk 'im orf wen 'e comes  out���������two miles or three,or fower," "said  Ortheris.  Thc footsteps within ceased. I heard  the dull thud of a knapsack falling on a  bedstead, followed by tho rattle of arms."  Ten minutes later, Mulvaney, faultlessly  attired, his lips compressed and his face  as black as a "thunder-storm, stalked  into the sunshine. on " tho drawbridge.  Learoyd and Ortheris sprang from my  rfdo and closed in upon him, both leaning toward as horses lean upon the pole.  In an instant they had disappeared down  the sunken road to the cantonments, and  1 was left alone. Mulvaney had not seen  fit to recognize me; wherefore, I felt that  his trouble must be heavy upon him.  I climbed one of the bastions and  watched the figures of the three musketeers grow smaller and smaller across the  plain. They were walking as fast as they  could, put foot to the ground, and their  heads were bowed. They fetched a great  compass round the parade-ground, skirted  the cavalry- lines, and vanished in the  belt of trees ~ that fringes the lowland  by the river.  I followed slowly, and sighted .them���������  dusty, sweating, but still keeping np  their long, -swinging tramp���������on the river  bank." They .crashed through the forest  reserve, headed toward -the bridge of  boats, and presently established themselves on the bow of one of the pontoons.  I rode cautiously till - I saw three puffs  of white,smoke rise and die.out in the  clear ovening air, and knew that peace  had come again. At the bridge-head they  waved mo forward with gestures of welcome.  "Tie up your 'orse," shouted Ortheris,  "an' come on, sir. We're' goin' 'ome  in this 'ere bloomin' boat."  From the bridge-head to thu forest  officer's bungalow is but a step. The  mess-man was there, and would see that  a man held my horse. Did the sahib require aught else���������a peg, or beer? Kitchie  Sahib had left half a dozen liottles of the  latter, but slnco tho sahib was a friend  of Kitchie Sahib, and he, the mess-man,  was a poor man���������  I gave my order quietly, and returned  to the bridge. Mulvaney had taken oft  his boots, and was dabbling his toes in  tho water; Learoyd was lying on his back  on thc pontoon and Ortheris .was pretending to row with a big bamboo.  "I'm un ould fool," said Mulvaney,  reflectively, "dhraggin' you two out  here bekase I was undher the black dog  ���������sulkin' like a child. Me that was  solderin* when Mullins, an' be damned  to him, was shquealin' on .a counterpin  for folve shillln's a week, an' that not  paid! Bhoys, I've took you folve miles'  out ave natural pervarsity.   Phew!"   ' - ���������  "Wot's the odds as long as you're  'appy?" said Ortheris, applying himself  afresh to the bamboo. "As well 'ere as  anywhere else."  . Learoyd'held up a rupee and. an eight-  anna bit. and shook his head sorrowfully.  "Five mile from t' canteen, all along  o' Mulvaney's blasted pride."  "I know" ut," said Mulvaney, penitently; "Why will ye,come wid me? An'  yet I wild be mortial sorry if ye did not  ���������any time���������though I am ould enough  to know betther. But I will do pennance.  I will take a dhrlnk av wather."      .   .  Ortheris squeaked shrilly. The. butler  of the forest bungalow was standing near  the railings with a basket uncertain how  to clamber down to the pontoon.  . ..'.'.Might ;������'- knpw'd you'd 'a' got  liquor out 6' bloomin' desert, sir," said  Ortheris, gracefully, to me. Then to the  mess-man: "Easy with them there bottles, j They're worth their weight'in gold.  Jock, ye long-armed beggar, get out o'  that an'hike'em down."  Learoyd had the basket on the pontoon  in an' instant, and the threo musketeers  gathered round it with dry lips.. They  drank my health in due 'and ancient  form,- and thereafter tobacco tasted  sweeter than ever. They absorbed all the  beer, and disposed themselves in picturesque attitudes to admire thc setting sun  ���������no man speaking for awhile."  . Mulvaney's head dropped upon his  chest, und we thought that he was asleep.  "What on earth did you come so far  lor?" I whispered to Ortheris.  "To walk 'im- orf, o' course.. When  'e's been checked we alius walks 'i'ro  orf. 'E ain't fit to be spoke to those  times���������nor 'e ain't fit to leave alone  neither.' So we takes 'lm till 'e is."  Mulvaney raised his head, and stared  straight into the sunset. "I had my  riflo,'.ysald he dreamily, "an' I had iny  bay nit, an' Mullins came, round the  cornerman' he looked in* my face an*  grinned-'dlshpiteful. 'You can't blow  your own nose,' "sez he. Now, I can not  tell fwhat Mullin's ezpayrienve may ha'  been, but, Mother ar God, he was nearer  to -his death that miniit' than I have  iver been to mine���������and that's less than  the thicknuss av a hair!"  "Yes," said Ortheris calmly, "you'd  look fine with all your .buttons took orf,  an'the band in front o' you,.. walkin'  roiin' slow time. We're both front-rank  men, me an' Jock, when the rig'ment's  in 'ollow square. Bloomin' fine you'd  look. 'The Lord glveth an' the Lord  taketh awal���������Heasy with that there drop!  ���������Blessed be the name o' the Lord!'"  He gulped in a quaint and suggestive  fashion^   "Mullins! Wbt's MulUiis?"-said_Lea-  royd "slowly.    "Ah'd take a  comp'ny o'  Mulllnses���������ma hand behind  me.    Sitha,  Mulvaney, dun not be a fool."  "You were not .checked for fwhat you  did'not do, an' made a mock av afther.  'Twas for less than that the Tyrone wild  ha' sent O'Hara to hell, instid av lettin'  him go- by his own ctibosin', whin  Bafferty shot him," retorted -Mulvaney.  "And who- stopped tho Tyrone from  doing it?" I asked.  "That ould fool who's sorry he didn't  stiok������the pig Mullins." His head dropped  again. When he raised lt he shivered and  put his hands -on the shoulders of his  two companions.'  "Ye've walked thodivil out ave me,  bhoys.'Vsaid.ho.  Ortheris shot out tlie red-hot dottel "of  his pipe oh the back of his hairy fist.  "Thoy say 'ell's 'otter than that," said  he, as Mulvaney sworo aloud. "You- lie  warned so. Look yonder!"���������ho pointed  across the river to a ruined temple���������'  "Mo an' you an' 'im"���������he Indicated me  by a jerk of his head���������"was there one  day when HI made a bloomin' show o'  "myself. You an' 'im stopped me doin'  such���������an' Hi was on'y wishful.for to  desert. You are makin' a bigger bloomin'- show 6' yourself now."  "Don't mind him, Mulvaney," I said  "Dinah Shaddwon't let you hang =.y.our-  self yet awhile, andyou don't intend to  try it either. Let's hear about tho Tyrone  and O'Hara. Raft'erty shot him for fool-,  ing with his wife. What hapepned beforo  that?"  "There's" .no' fool like an ould fool.  You know you can do anythin' wid ine  whin I'm talkin". Did I say I wud like  to cut Mullins's liver out? I deny the  imputashin, for fear that Orth'ris here  wud report me���������Ah! You wud tip me  into the river, wud you? Sit quiet, little  man. Anyways Mullins is not worth the  trouble ave an extry -p'rade, an' I will  trate him wid outrajis contimpt. The  Tyrone an* O'Hara! O'Hara an' thc Tyrone, begad! Ould days are hard to bring  back into tho mouth, but they're always  insidj the head."  Followed a long pause.  "O'Hara was a divil. Though I saved  him, for the honor av the rig'mint, from  his death that time, I say it now.' He  was a divll���������a long, bould, black-haired  divil."  "Which war?" asked Ortheris.  "Womenl"  "Then I know another.1'  "Xot more than in reason, if you mane  me, yo warped walkin'-stick. I have been  young.an' for why should I not have tuk  what I cud? Did I iver, whin I was  corp'ril, use the rite av my rank���������wan  step an' that taken away, more's the  sorrow .an' the fault avme!���������to prosecute  a nefarious inthriguo, as O'Hara did?  Did I, whin I was corp'ril, lay my spite  upon a man an' make his life a dog's life  from day to day? Did I lie, as O'Hara  lied, till the young wans in -the Tyrone  turned white wid fear av tho judgment  av God killin' thini all in a lump, as ut  killed the woman at Devizes? I did not!  I have sinned my sins, an' I havo made  my confesshin, an' Father Victor knows  the worst av me". O'Hara was tuk, before  he cud spake, on Rafferty's doorstep, an'  no main knows the worst" -.iv hini. But  this much 1 know!  "The Tyrono'was recruited any fashion  ln the ould days. A drat' from Conne  mara���������a draf from Portsmouth���������a draf  from Kerry, an' that was a biaziu' bad  draf���������hore, thore ami iverywhere��������� hut  the large av thlm was Olrish���������Black  Olrlsli. Now there are Oirlsh an' Oirisli.  The good are good ns tlio best, but tlie  bad are wurrst than tlio wurrst. 'Tis  this way. They clog together in pieces as  fast as thlovcs, on' no wan knows fwhat  they will do till wan turns informer an'  the gang is bruk. But ut.begins again, a  day later, mectin' in holes an' corners  an' swearin' bloody oaths, and shtickin'  a man ln tho back an'lunnin' away, an'  thin waitin' for the blood money on the  reward papers���������to see if ut's worth  enough. Those are the Black Oirish, an'  'tis they that bring dishgrace upon the  name av Oiruland, an' thini I would  kill���������as I nearly killed wan wanst.  "Biit to reshume. My room���������'twas  before I was married���������was wid twelve  av the scum av the earth���������the pickin's av  the gutter���������mane men that I wud neither  laugh nor talk nor yet get dhrunk ns a  man shud. They thried some av their  dog's thricks on me,.but I dhrew a lino  round my cot, an' the man that tlirans-  gressed \it wint into hospital for- .three  days good.  "O'Hura had put his spite on the room  ���������he was my color sargint���������an' nothin'  cud we do to plaze hini. I was younger  than I am now, an' I tuk what I got in  the way av dressing down and punish-  ment-dhrill wid my tongue in my cheek.  But it was diff'rint with the others, an'  why I can not say. exclpt that some men  are borrun mane an' go to dhirty mur-  dher where a fist is more than enough.  Afther a whoilo they changed their  chune to me an' was desp'rit' frien'ly���������  all twelve av thini cursiu' O'Hara in  chorus.  ��������� " 'Eynh,' sez I, 'O'Hara's a divil and  I'm not for denyin'nt, but is he the only  man in the wurruld? Let him go. He'll  get tired av flndin' our kit foul an' our  'coutrements onpronerly kep'.'  " 'We will not let him go,' sez they.  " 'Thin take him," sez I, 'an' a dashed poor yield you will get for your  throuble.'  " 'Is ho not misconductin' himself  wid Slimmy's wife?' sez another.  ' " 'She's common to the rig'mint,'" sez'  I. ' 'Fwhat has mado ye this partie'lar  on a suddint?'  "���������'Has he  not   put   his' spitu   on   the  "roomful av ns? Can we do anythin' that  he will not check us   for?' sez .another.  " 'That's thrue,' sez I.  " 'Will ye not help us to do aught,'  sez another���������'a bte, bould man like  you?'  " 'I will break his head upon his  shoulders av he puts hand on me,' sez I.  'I will give him the lie av he says that  I'm dirty, an' I wud not mind duckin'  him in tho artillery trough if it was not  that I in th'ryin'/for my- sthripes.'  " 'Is that all yo will do?' sez another.  'Have ye no more. spunk than . that, ye  blood-dhrawn calf?'  "'Blood-dhrawn I may be,' says I,  gettiu' back to my cot an' makin' my  line round ut, ' but ye know that the  man who comes acrost this- mark "will bo  more blood-dhrawn than ine. No man  gives mo the name in my mouth,' I sez.  'Onderstand, I will have no part wid you  in anythin' ye do, nor will I raise my  fist to my shuperior. Is any wan comin'  on?' sez I.  "They made no move, tho' I gave  them full time, but stud growlin' an'  snarlln' together'at wan ind av the  room. I tuck up my cap and wint out to  canteen, thinkin'no little av me-llf, an'  there I grew omlacintly dhrunk in my  less. My head was all reasonable.  " 'Houligan,' I sez to "a man in E  Comp'ny that was by way av bein' -a  frind-av'mine��������� 'I'm��������� overtuk���������from���������tho-  belt down. Do you give me the touch of  your shoulther to presarve me formation  an' march me acrost the' ground into thc  high grass. I'll sleep ut off there,' sez I;  an' Houligan���������he's dead now, but good  he was while he lasted���������walked wid me,  glvln' me the touch whin I wint wide,  ontil we came to the high srrass, an',  my faith, the~sky an' the earth was fair  rowlin' undher inc. I made for where thc  grass was thickest, an' there I slep' off  my liquor wid an easy conscience. I did  not desire to como on books too l'requint;  .my characther huvin' been shpotiess for  the good half av ������ year.  "Whin I roused, tho dhrink was dyin'  out in me, an' I felt as though a sho-cat  had littered in my mouth. I hail not  learned to hold niy liquor wid comiu.'S in  thiin days, 'Tis little betther I am-now.  'I will get Houligan to pour a bucket;  over my head,' thinks I, an' I wud ha'  risen, but I heard soms-. wan say: 'Mulvaney can tako tho blame av ut for tho  blackslidin' hound ho is.'  "- 'Oho!' sez I, an' my head rang liko  a guurd-room gong; 'fwhat is the blame  that this young man niust take to obligo  Tim Vulmea?*- Kor 'twas Tim .Vulmoa  that spoke.  ��������� "I.turned "on my belly an' crawled  through the grass, a bit at a time, to  where the spachc came from.' Thero was  the'twelve av my room sittin'- down " in  a littlo patch, thVcihry grass wavin  abovo their heads, an' the sin av black  murdher in their hearts. I put the stuff  aside to get clear view. -  , " 'Fwhat's that?' sez wan man,-jump-  in' up. ,  " 'A dog,' says Vulmea. 'You're a nice  hand to this job! As I said, Mulvaney  will take the blame���������av ut comes to a  pinch.'     ' -  " "Tis hard to swear a man's lifo  away,' sez a yoang wan.  " 'Thank ye for that,' thinks X. 'Now,  fwhat tho divil are you paragins con-  thrlvin' against me?' "  " "Tis as easy as dhrlnkin' your"  quart.' sez Vulmea. 'At seven or thereon, O'JHara will come across lo the married quarters, goin' to call on Slimmy's  wife, the swine! Wan av us'll pass the  wurrd to tho^room an' we shtart the  divil an' all av a shine���������Iaughin' an'  crackin' on an' 'trowin' our boots about.  Thin O'Hara will come to give us tho  ordher to be qulot, tho more by token  bekase the room-lamp will be knocked  over in the larkin'. He will tako tlio  straight road to the ind door where  there's the lamp in the veranda, an'  that'll bring him clear against thc light  as he sthands. He" will not lie aljie to  look into the dhark. Wan av us will  loose off, an' a close shut ut will Im, an'  shame to the man   that  misses.    'Twill  be Mulvaney's rifle, she that is at the  head av the rack���������tharb's no mistakin'  that long-shtocked, cross-eyed bitch.even  in tho. dhark.'        '    ���������  ''The thief misnamed my ould firin'-  plece out av jealousy���������I,was pcrshuuded  uv that���������an' ut made me moro angry  than all: ��������� .  "But. Vulmean goes oh: 'O'Hara will  dhrop, an'.by .the times the light's lit  again, thero'U bo somo six av us ou tho  chest av Mulvaney, cryin' murdher an'  rape. Mulvaney's cot is near the ind  door, an' the shmokin' rifle will be lyln'  under him whin we've knocked liim  over. Wc know, an' all the reg'ment  knows, that Mulvaney has given O'Hara  more lip than any man av us. Will thero  be any doubt at tho coort-martial? . Wud  twelve honust sodger-bhoys swear away  tlio lifo av a dear, quiet, .swiite-timpered  man such as is Mulvaney���������wid his line  av pipe-clay roun' his cot, threatening  us wid murdher av wo ovcrshtepped ut,  as wo can truthful testify?'  " 'Mary, Mother av Mercy!' thinks I  to mesilf; 'it is this to have an unruly  mil 11 ber an' flstcs fit to uso I O tho  sneakin' hounds!'   - 'l  "The big dhrops ran down my face,  for I was wake will the liquor au' had  not tho full av.my wits about me. I laid  shtill an' heard thimworkin'. themselves  up to swear my lite by tellin' tales av  ivery time I had pnt my mark on wan  or another; an' my faith, they was few  that was not so distinguished. '.Twas  "all in tho way av fair fight, though, for ,  niver did 1'raise my hand exclpt whin  they had provoked mo to ut.  " "Tis all twell,' sez wan av thlm,  'but who's to do this shootin'?1  " 'Fwhat matter?' sez ��������� Vulmea. "Tis  Mulvaney will do that���������at the coort-  martial.'  " 'He will so,' sez the inun,- 'but  whose hand is pub to tlio trigger���������in the  room?' "    ���������  " 'Who'll do ut?1 sez Vulmea, lookin'  round, but divil a mun answered. They  . began to dishpute till Kiss, that was  always playin' shpoil live, sez: 'Thry the  kyards!' Wid that he opined his jackufc  an' tuk out tlio greasy palammers, an'  they all fell in with tho notion.  " 'Deal on!' sez Vulnie, wid a big rat-  tlin' oath, 'an' the black curse av  Phielygh come to the man that will not  do his duty as tha kyards say. Amin!'  "'Black .Tack is the masther,' - sea  -Kiss, dealin'; Black Jack, sorr, I shud  expaytiatq, to you, i.s the ace av shpades  which from time immimorial has beeu  intimately connect wid- battle, murdher  an' sudden death.   .  "Wanst Kiss dealt an' .there,was no  sign, but the men- was .whoite with  workin's av their sowls. Twice Kiss  ..dealt, an' there was a gray shino on  their cheeks like ,tho mess av an egg.  Threo tiriies Kiss dealt an' they ' was  blue; 'Have ye not lost hini?' sez Vulmea, wipin'- the sweat' on~ him. 'Let's  lm' dono quick!' ,'Quick nt is,' sez Kiss,  t'rowin' him the kyurd; an' ut fell face  upon-his knee���������Black .Tack!  "Thin they all cackled wid Iaughin*.  'Duty thrip-pence,' sez wan av thim,  'an' damned cheap at that price!'. But I  cud see they all dhrew a little away from  Vulmea an' lef him sittin'' playin' wid .  the kyard. Vulmea sez no word for a  -whoile but . licked his lips���������cat-aways. ���������  Thin he threw up-his head an' made the  men swear by ivry oath, known and unknown, to stand by him not alono in tho  room but at the coort-martial that was  to set ou mo! He tould off five av the  -biggest to -.stretch me on my cot whin  the shot was fired, an' another man ho  tould off to put out the light, an' yet  another to load my rifle. He wud not do  that himself; an' that was ' quare, for  'twas but a little thing.  "Thin.thoy swore over again that they  wud nut betray wan- another, an' crep'  out av" the grass in diff'rint ways, two  by two. A mercy ut was that they did  not come on mn. I was sick wid fear tn  the pit av ' my stummick���������sick, sick,  sick! Afther they was all gone, 1 Mint  back to canteen an' called for a quart to  put a thought in me. Vulmea was there,  dhrinkin' heavy, an' politeful to iile beyond reason. 'Fwhat will I Co���������fwhat  will I do?' thinks I to myself whin Vulmea wint away. ������  "Presintly the arm'rer .sargint comes  in stiffln'.an'   crackin'   on,   -not pleased  wid uny'wanybokaso^tKe^Martini-Henri--  beiu' new to tlio. rig'ment in thoso days  we used to play tho mischief wid her  arrangements. 'Twas a long timo before  I cud get out av the way av thryin' to  pull back the back-sight an' turnln' her  over afther firing'���������as if she was a Snider.  ," 'Fwhat tailor-men do they give me  to -work wid?' sez the arm'ror sargint.  'Here's Hogan, his nose flat as a table,  laid by fflr a .week, an' ivry comp'ny  sendin' their arruinscin knocked to small  shivreens.' ,-  " 'Fwhat's wrong wid Hogan. sargint?'  sez I.     - 0  ." 'Wrong!' sez the arm'rer sargint; 'I  showed him, as though I had been his  mother, the way av slitrlppin' a 'Tini,  an' he shtrup her clanu an' easy. I tould  him to put her to again'an' Are a blank  into the blow-pit to show how "tho dirt  hung on the groovin*. Hegdid that,but ho  did not put in tlio pin av tho fallin'-  block, an' av coorso whin ho fired he^  was strook by tho block' jumpln' clear.  Well for him 'twas but a blank���������a full  charge wud ha' cut his ol out.'  "I looked a trillo wiser than a boiled  sheep's head. 'How'p that, sargint?' sez 1.  -"This way. ye blundherin' mail, an'  don't you bo doin' ut,' sez he.. Wid that  he show's me a Waster action���������* ho breech  av her all cut away to show the inside���������  an' so plazed was he to rumble that ho '  demonstrated fwhat Hogan had done  twico over. ��������� 'An' thot comes.av knowin' .  the weppin you're provided wid,' sez he.  " "Ihankc ye,, sargint,' sen I; 'I will  come to you again for further information.'  " 'You will not,' sez he. 'Kapo" your  clanin'-rod away from tho breech-pin, or  you will get into throuble.'  "I wint outside, an', could ha' danced  .will delight for the grandeur av ut.  'They will load my rifle, good luck to  thiin, whoilo I'm away,' .thinks I and  back I wint to tho canteen to give thom  their clear chanst.  ''The canteen was fillin' wid men at  the ind av the day.' I made foigu to bo  far gone in dhrink, an' wan by wan, :ill  my roomful camo in with Vulmea. I  wint away, walkin' thick and heavy, but  not so thick an' heavy that any wan  cud ha' tuk me. Sure and thrue, thero  was a kyartridge gone from my pouch  anl'lyin' snug in my riflo. I was hot wid  rage against them all, and worried the  bullet out wid my teeth as fast as I cud,  the room bein' empty. Then I ��������� tuk my  boot nn' the clanin'-rod and knocked out  the pin av the fallin'-block. Oh, 'twos  music whon that pin rowled on the  llure! 1 put ut into my pouch an' struck  a dab of dirt on the holes in tho plate,  putlin' the 'falliti'-block back. 'That'll  do your business,   Vulmea,'   sez I, lyiu'  il  V1  ft  ii THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DEC. n, 189;.  "easy on tho cot.    'Como   an'   sit   on rny  ��������� chest the whole room av yoii, au' I   will  ��������� tako you to my bosom for tho biggest  divils that iver cheated halter.' I wud  have no mercy on Vulmea. Ilis oi or his  life���������littlo I cared.  "At dusk they camo back, the twclvo  av tliim, au' tliey had all been -ilhrink-  in'. CI was shammin' sleep on the cot.  WfinVian wint outsido in the voranda.  Whin he whisthled they began to rags  roun' the room an' carry on tremonjus.  But I niver want to hear men laugh as  they did���������shkylarkin' too! 'Twas liko  mad jackals.  " 'Shtop that blasted noise I' sez  O'Hara in tho dark, an' pop goes tho  room lamp. I cud heard O'Hara run-  nin' up an' tlio rattlin' av my riflo In  "tho rack an' tho men breathln' heavy as  they stud roun' my cot. I cud seo O'Hara  in tho light av tho veranda lamp, an'  thin I heard tho crack av my rifle. Sho  criad Joud, poor darlint, bein' mishandled. Noxt minut' Ave men were hould-  ln' mo down. 'Go easy,' I sez, 'fwhat's  Ut all about?'  "Thin Vulmea, on tho ilure, raised a  howl you cud hoar from wan ind av  cantonmints to tho other. 'I'm dead,  I'm butchered, I'm blind!' sez he.  'Saints have morcy on my sinful sowl!  Sind for Father Constant! Oh, sind for  Father Constant an' let mo go clean !'  By that I knew ho was not so dead as I  cud ha' wished.  "O'Hara picks up tho lamp in tho  veranda with a hand as stiddy as a rest.  'Fwhat damned dog thrick is this av  yours?' sez he, and turns the light on  Tim Vulmea that was shwimmin' in  blood from top to toe. The fallin'-block  hud sprung free behin' a full chargo of  po'wther���������good care 1 tuk to bite down  tho brass afther takin' out the bullet  that there might bo somethin' to give it  full worth���������an', had cut Tim from the  lip to the corner av the right eve, lavin'  . the eyelid in tatthers. an' so up an'  along by the forehead to the hair. 'Twas  more av a rakin' plow, if you will on-  dhei'stund, .than a clean cut; an' niver  did I see a man bleed a3 Vulmea did.  The dhrink an' the stew that ho was in  pumped the blood strong. The minut'  tho men sittin' on my chest heard  O'Hara spakin' they scattered each wan  to his cot, an' cried out very politeful:  'Fwhat is ut, sargint?'  " 'Fwhat is ut!' S3Z O'Hara, shakin'  Tim. 'Well an' good do you know fwhat  ut is, ye skulkin' ditoli-lurkln' dogs! Get  a doolie, an' take this whimperiu' scutt  away. There will be more heard av ut  than any av you will care for.'  "Vulmea sat up rockin' his head in  his hand nn' moanin' for Father Constant.  .  " 'Be done!' sez O'Hara, dhraggin'  him up by' the hair. J.You're none so  dead-thattyou   can   not   go fifteen years  - for thryin' to shoot mc.'  -"���������'I did not,' sez Vulmea'; 'I was  shootin' mcsilf.'  ' 'That's quare,' sez O'Hara, 'for the  front av my jackut ls black wid your  powder.' He tuk up the riflo that was  still warm an' begun to laugh. 'I'll  make your life hell to you,' sez he, 'for  attempted murdher an' kapin' your riflo  onproperly. You'll be hanged first an'  thin put undher stoppages for four fifteen.   The'rifle's done for,' sez he.  " 'Why,''tis my rifle!' sez   I,   coining  up to look.    "Vulmea,   ye   divil,  fwhat  ���������'   were   vou   doin'   wid ' her���������answer   me  ��������� that?'  " 'Lave me alone,' sez Vulmea; 'I'm  dyin'!'  " 'I'll wait till you're betther,' sez I>  'an' thin we two will talk ut out umbrageous. '  "O'Hara pitched Tim into the doolie  none too tinder, but all tho bhoys kep'  by their cots, which was not the sign av  innocent men. I was huntin' ivrywhere  for my fallin'-block, but not flndin' ut  at ail. I niver found ut.  " .'Now fwhat will I do?' sez O'Hara,  swinging the veranda light in his hand  ah' lookin' down the room. I had hate  and contimpt av O'Hara.an' I have now,  .dead tho' he ii, but for all that, will I  say he was a brave man. He is baskin'  in Purgathory this tide, but I wish he  end   hear   that,  whin   he   stud   lookin'  ��������� down the room   an'   the bhoys   shivered  .^ejpre^th^o^jiv hiimX' .know _hjni_for_a_  brave man an' I liked him so.  " 'Fwhat will I do?' sez O'Hara  agin', nn' wo heard tho voico av a woman low an' sof in the veranda.' 'Twas  Sliinmy's wife, como over at tho shot,  sittin' on wan av thc benches' an' scarce  able to walk.  '���������' .'.Oh. Denny���������Donny, dear,'sez she,  'huve they kilt you?'  ''O'Hara looked down tho room again,  ' an' shewed his teeth to the gum. Then  he spat on tho fluro.  " 'You're not worth ut,'sezho. 'light  that lamp, ye dogs,' an' wid that he  turned away, nn' I saw him walkin' off  wid'Slimmy's wife; sho thryin' to wipe  off the powther-black off the front av his  - jackut wid hor handkerchief. .'A brave  man you are,' thinks I���������'a- bravo man  an' a bad woman.'  "No wan said a.word for some time.  They was all ashamed, past spacho.  " 'Fwhat d'you thhtfc ho will do?' sez  "wan av thini at last. 'He knows we're all  ,   ln ut.'  " 'Are we- so?' sez I from my cot.  'The man that sez that to ine will be  hurt. I do not know,' sez I, 'fwhat on-  derhand divilment you have conthrlved,  but by what I've seen I know that you  can not commit murdher wid. another  man's rifle���������such shakin' cowards you  . are. I'm goin' to slapo,' I sez, 'an' you  can bow niy������������������ head off whoile J. lay.' I did  not slapo, though, for a long time. Cau  ye wonder? ''"���������" -  "Next morn   the   news   was   through  all the rig'minr,   an'   thero -was nothin'  "that tho men did not -tell.    O'Hara   re-"  ports, fair an' easy,   that   Vulmea   was  come to grief trough.tamperrin' wid   his  rifle in   barracks, - all   for' to "show tho  mehanisni. An' by nty sowl,   he had the  impart'ninco   to say that   he was on the.  shpot at the time" an' cud  certify that ut  was an accident! You might ha' knocked  ' my roomful down wid a straw whin they"  hear��������� that.    'Twas   lucky' for thiin that  the   bhoys were   always   thryin'   to find  - out how the now. rifle was made, an' a  lot av thiin had come up   for   easin' the  ��������� pull by shtickin' bits av grass an' such  in the part av the lock that showed near  the trigger. The fir*fc issues of the 'Tinis  was not coversd in, an' .1 mesilf havo  eased the pull av mine time an' agin. A  light pull is ten points on the range to  me. .'  " 'I will not have this foolishness!'  sez the colonel. 'I will twist the tail off  Vulmea!' sez ho; but whin he saw him,  all tied up an' groanin' in hospital, he  changed his will. 'Make him an early  convalescing' sez he to the doctor, an*  Vulmea was made so for a warnin'. His  big bloody bandages an' face puckered  up to wan side did more to kapo the  -bhoys from inessin.' wid the insides av  thUl:  eaid, an' all niy roomful were too glcd  to inquire, tho' lie put liis spite upon  thini more - woarin' than before. Wan  day, howiver, lis tuck ms apart very  polite, for lis cud be that at the choosin'.  " 'You're a good sodger, tho' you're a  damned insolinfc man,' so/ lie.  " 'Fair words, sargint,' sez I, 'or I  may bo insolint again.'  " "Tis not like you,' sez ho, 'to lave  your rifle in the rack widout the brcech-  pin, for widout tho breech-pin she was  whin Vulmea fired. I should ha' found  the break av ut In the eyes av the holes,  clso,' he sez.  " 'Sargint,' se/. I, 'fwhat wud your  lifo ha' been worth if tho breech-pin had  been in placo, for on my sow], my life  wud be worth just as much to mo if I  tould you whether ut was or was not,  Be thankful thu bullet was not there,'  I sez.  " 'That's thrue,' sez lie, pulling his  mustache; 'but I do not bolieve that you,  for all your lip, was in that business.'  " 'Sargint,' sez I, 'I cud hammmer  the life out av a man iu ten minuts wid  my llsicn if that man dishploased n:e;  for 1 am a goal sodger, an' I will bs  throated as such, an' whoila my fista.?  are my own they're strong enough for  all work I have to do. They do not fly  back toward ine!' sez I, lookin' him  ,but unn the oyes.  " 'You're a good man,' sez he, lookin'  :ue betune tho eyes���������an' oh, he was a  gran'-built man to see���������'you're a good  man,' he soz, 'an' I cud wish, for thc  pure frolic av nt. that I was not a snr-,  gint, or that you were not a privit; an'  you tliink mo no coward when I say this  tiling."  " 'I do not,' sez I. 'I saw you whin  Vulmea.mishandled tho rifle. But, sargint,' I sez, 'take thc wurrd from mc  now, spakin' as man to man, wid the  shtrlpfs off, tho' 'tis littlo right I have  to talk, mc being fwhat I um by nature.'  This time yo tuk no harm, an' next time  ye may not, but, in the ind, so sure as  Sliminy's wife came into tho veranda, so  sure will yo tako hanii���������an' bad ' harm.  Have thought, sargint,' sez I, 'it us  worth ut?'  "You're a bould man,' sez he, breathln' hard. 'A very bould man. But I um  a bould man tu. Do you go your way,  Friv-it Mulvaney, an' I will go mine."  "We h;:d no further spache thin or  afther, but, wan by another, he drafted  the twelve av my room out into other  rooms an' got thim spread among the  comp'nies, for they was not a good breed  to live together, un' the comp'ny orf'cers  saw ut. They wud ha' shot me in the  night av they had known fwhat I knew;  but they old not.  "An' in the ind, as I said, O'Hara  met .his death from Knfferty for foolin'  .wid his wifo. He wint his own way too  woll���������Eyah, too well! Shtraight to that  affair, widout tuinln' to the right or to  the lef, he wint, an' may the Lord huve  mercy on his sowl. Am in!" .  "'E:ir, 'ear!" said Ortheris, pointing  the moral with a wave of his pipe. "An'  this is 'ini 'oo would be a bloomin' Vulmea all fnr the sake of Mullins an' a  bloomin' button! Mullins never went  after a woman in his life. Mrs. .Mullins,  slie saw Mm ono day���������"  '' Ortheris,'.' I said, hastily, for the  romances of Private Ortheri3 are slightly  too during for publication "look ��������� at the  sun. It'u quarter past six!"  "Oh, Lord! Threo-������������uarters of an hour  for five an'a.'arf miles!. We'll 'ave-to  run like Jimmy, p."  The three musketeers clambered ion to  tho bridge, and departed hastily in the  direction of the cantonment road. When  I. overtook them I offered them two  stirrups and a tail, whioh they accepted  enthusiastically. Ortheris ' held tho tail,  and in this manner we trotted steadily  through the shadows by an unfrequented  road.  At the turn into tho contpnments we  heard carriage-wheels. It' was the colonel's barouche, and in' it sat the colonel's wifo and daughter. I caught a  suppressed chuckle, und my beast  sprung forward with a lighter step. The  threo musketeers hnd vanished into the  night. '" .  L'ENVOI.  And tliey were stronger hands thnn mine  That   digged   the-Huby   from   the  earth���������   .       . .  ..     .    ._ ._=.  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  ,     COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  3STELS03ST, B. O.      1335]  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  ,    COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.  (550)  More   cunning, bruins   that made it  worth ������'  Tlio largo desire of a King;     Y   , <���������  And bolder hearts that through tho brine  Went down tho Perfect Pearl to bring.  Lo, I havo wrought in common clay  Rude figures of a rough-hewn race;  For   Pearls   strew   not tho marketplace " .,     !  . In this my town'-'of banishment,'  Whero with the shifting dust I play -  And eat the bread of Discontent.    .  Yet ls there life in that I make-  On,   Thou   who  knowest,'turn and  SCO, ��������������������������� . ,,  "       As Thou hast power over me,  So have I power ovor those,  Becauso I wrought tliem for Thy sake,  And breathed in-them mine agonies.  Suit'.Il mirth was in the making. Now  I lift thu cloth that cloaks the clay;  And, wearied, nt Thy feet I lay  My wares ero I go forth to sell.  .  Tho long l)uznnr������wiH praise���������but" Thou���������  Heart of my heart, havo I  dono  well?  THB END/"  KASLO. B. C.  6   PASSENGER   6  v TRAINS V  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  ,    ON TIIE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  nu>8 ironi   luessiiL      wiu    uie maiues <  i������ir rifles tnan^any-.puaishiif)nt. .  ^Q'ffira^ave'rjo" ffisffiffl mh^t he  A I-'ly llurirtl a Spider. ,  .Samuel Simon, sr., n woll known resident of Neshannock township, whilo  strolling near his home one day, noticed  a fly about - half , nn inch long and of a  dark I������Iuo color, with a slim body, bearing a large dead spider. The fly crossed  his path and laid his load down. If then  went'abouc 18 inches in another direction and commenced digging a hole in  tho ground. His curiosity being excited,  ho stopped and watched tlie work.  After tho fly had the hole dug about  half the length of himselfs he went to  whero he had left the spider and took its  dimensions. .-'��������� .ter going back tothe hole  he found ic \.-.s not big enough ond commenced digging again. After taking out  a quantity of earth ho again went to the  spider and again took his dimensions.  He did this eight times and as often  enlarged the hole. Whorr the busy little  fellow hadjthc hole too deep for him to  throw the earth clear out, he would go  on the bank and force it bauk with his  feet. After he had tho excavation large  enough for his purpose he went for the  spider and brought it to the grave, for  such it proved to be. ard dragged lt to  the mouth of the hole. After he had the  body in he covered lt with fine earth first  and finished by jilacing a small piece of  cinder on tho iup. When he had finished  the work, hy flew away. The whole time  consumed was exactly 55 minutes, as  iir. Pinion said he sat and watched the  whule performance. ��������� Newcastle (Pa.)  Democrat.  Run mado in one hour.  No. G loaves Rossland at 7 a. in.   Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail.  No. :i leaves Trail ut 8:15 a. m.   Connects at  Rossland with Red Montnin train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Rossland at 3:00 p. in.   Connects  with C. P. K. main lino steamers for thc  north at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. in. Connects with  -  C. P. 11. main line steamers from the north  at Trail.  No. I leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. ni.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokano at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:45 p. m.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Offices: F. P. GUTELIUS,   .,  Trail B.C. General Supt/  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME  CARD.  Subject to chango without notice.  THAIXS   KU.V   OX   I'AUIFlC S'l'ANDAKD  TIME.  Going West.  Leavo 8.00 a. m.  '���������     S.36 a. in.  "    O.tti a. in.  "     9.51 n, in.  "    10.03 a. in.  10.18 a. ni.  ' Daily Goixa East.  Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  South Fork       "     3.15 p.m.  Sproule's  Whitewater  Hoar Lako  McGuigan  10.38 a. ni. Cody Junction  Aro.  10.50 a. m.   Saudon  2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.18 p.m.  1.33 p m.  1.12 p.m.  Leavo  1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leave 11.00 a. ni. Sandon  Arrivo 11.20 a. in. Cody  Arrive 11.45 a. lit  Leave 11.25 a. in  DIRECT  ROUTE   TO   FORT STEEL MINSP.  NELSON and LAED0  Steam Navigation Oompany  Commencing Monday 10th May, 1897,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, B. C,  every Monday and' Thursday at 9 a. in. 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. in. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kat-lo same evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.  ..'I his route is the most direct for the Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with tho Upper Kootenay River steamers. ,  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. 037  For  rates and information   rpply at the  Company h offices.  ROBT. IRVING.    ��������� GEO. F. COPELAND.  Wt\ G. F. & P. 4, Superintendent.  NORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  "f.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERI0E SERVICE  THROUGH   TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Oanada  Direct Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  No. 1 West depart .8:25 p. m.  No. 2 East,....       "       ...... 7:00 a. m.  Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  SMTTWTTWWje  Now on Sale  ������ The First  History of  Nelson^*  Price, 50  ariUiiiUiUiUfc  Portions of this work  Appeared in thc column.'.  of  The Minekv      in September  and October.  THIS   work   consists of   a   nicely   bound   book   ot  twenty-four pages of the early history of Nelson  and thc West Koote- g nay District*, and busi  ness and biographical ^J/ sketches of men,  cor  porations and0firms oP^^B^^ Nelson. _ While we do.  not claim that the his- ^^k tory is absolutely correct in every particu- ^^������ 'ar> lt; furnishes some  valuable information ^ * about the early settlement, growth and development of Nelson ��������� and its  vicinity.    Only a limited number of copies on hand.  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget.  Important  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul .because the  lines to that point will afford you the  best" service.  SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wiscousin Central  because that line makes tbe closest connections with all the trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via.the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or  1. D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  SPOKANE, WASH.  -OK-  "A. 1). CHARLTON,  Asst. Genl. Pass. Agent.  No. 233 Morrison St., Corner of Third  Portland, Orcgoa.  tsr Write for new map of the Kootenay country. 331  For Sale by  The Miner Ptg. & Pub. Co.  Nelson  British Columbia  The Fir  History  Nelson  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MADE  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL    ROUTE.  IT  It Is (be Moil modern In Equipment.  It Is Ike Heaviest Hailed line.  It he* a Mack-Ballast ������������������<lbed.  II Crosse* Wo Sand Peas*rts.  It l������ tke Only line gwnnlnc. Inxurtau  Club Boom Cars-  It U Noted for. tke Cowrteny of" U������ Employe*.  It I* tke Only Une nerving Ment* on tke  n I* Carte Plow.  Jas. C. Pond,  Gen. Pos. Agt,"   Milwaukee;-"  - Wisconsin.  or Geo. S. Battv,  General Agent. . ..  J 246"Stark"SK~  Portland, Or  (570)  anil Wins Co., Ld.  Steamers "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay .Lake .  ti'   . and River.  Time  Card  in effect Oct.  1st, 1897.   Subject  to change without notico.  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  trains of N. & K. S. It. R. to nnd from  Nortliport, Hossland und  "-   Spokane.  Ticket sold and bnggugc chocked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:15 11.'in.   Arrive Northport  12:15 p. 111.: liosriland 'M0 p. 111.;  Spokane (i i>. 111.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo und way points, daily  except Sundays 3:15 p. in.   Leaving Spokane 8  a. in; Kossland 10:!!0 a. 111.;  Nortliport 1:60 p. in.  Kaslo, 11. C 1st Oct., 1S07.  31 GKO. ALKXANDKR  Gen'l Mgr.  THROUGH   THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DATUGHT.  Attractive Tours during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  COOL REFRESHING %  *-4 v^ V-/ 1���������/ -^-NELSON  SODA WATER   FAOTORYJ  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                        Orders delivered pnl  629  F.  O.   BOX  88   ulinary Utensils  for the    .-.,"���������.  hristmas Season  STORY CAKE TINS,  ELECTRI0  BEATERS,   JELLY MOULDS,  MOULDS,    PATTY   PA N S,  BOXES and TRAYS, APPLE  C  EGG SLICERS, Etc:  NELSON HARDWARE Oi;  BAKER   STREET.  733  P flf&'H  For maps, tickets and complete infoimation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. & K  S. Nav. Co.. N. & F._S.Ry.-or^ l_^_ii   C. C; DIXON, General Agent.  Spokane, Waik.  r. 1; w������mev,������. r. * t. a.,  351    - nt. mm. Minn.  8pokane Falls 4>  Northern R>  Nelson <&> Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  ��������� .From Montreal.  Carthaginian���������Allan Line". Nov. 13  California���������Allan Line  : Nov. 20  Labrador���������Dominion Line ..Nov. 13  Vancouver���������Dominion Line Nov. -20  Lake Ontario���������Heaver Line Nov. 17  Lake Superior���������Beaver Line Nov. 20  .. From Ncu- York.  Teutonic���������White Star Line. Nov. 10  Brittianic���������White Star Line Nov. 17  St. Paul���������American Line Nov. 17  St, Louis���������American Line  Nov. 24  Umbria��������� Cunard  Line Nov. ������0  Lucania���������Cunard   Line Nov. 2/  State of Nebraska���������Allan State Line...Nov. iO  Mongolian���������Allan State Line Nov. 28  Friesland���������Red Star Line Nov. 17  Kensington���������Red Star Line  Nov. 21  Cabin, Wo. S50, $(i0, $70, $80 and upwards.  Intermediate, $30 and upwards.  Steerage. $23.50 aud up wards.  Passengers ticketed through to all points in  Great liritain or Ireland, and at speuall}- low  rates to all parts of the European continent.  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  Applv  to  GKO.   S.   BEER,   C.P.R.  Ticket  AKcnt."Ncbon. or to.     WILLIAM STITT.  (554|   General ARent. C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST.  Two Lota with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. J. C. Dickson, Baker M.  The only all rail route without change  of can between Nelson and Bouland and  Spokane and Rowland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m.  "   12:00 "   BOSSL'D    "    3:50   "  " y3.00am. SPOKANE   ". 6.40p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Rfter and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcos with Stage  Daily.  0.R.&N.  Shortest and Quickest  Route to.  Coeur'd Alene mines, Palouse, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla, Baker City Mines,  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  gold inines and all points East and  South. Only line East via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer tickets to.Eu-  rope and other foreign countries.  Leave  7:15 p. m.  Daily  7:45 a. m.  Dailj  SrOKANE TIME SCHEDULE     AliRIVE  Fast MAit-Walla Walla  Portland. San Francisco  Baker City and the east.  Local Mail ���������Coeur d'  Alenes. Farmington, Garfield, Colfax.Pullman and  Moscow.  7:45 a. m.  Daily  6:35 p. in.  Daily  For through tickets and further information  applv_ at O. R & N. Co.'s office,  430 Riverside avenue,  Spokane, Wash.  J. Campbell,  General Agent.  W. H. Hurlbcbt, General Pass. Agent,  CGI Portland, Oregon,  ==- :  =F^V  Thos. Dunn % Co.,  DEALERS IN  KINEBS', BUCISW AND IU Sli  MAU AKP BIIEeT 1BOJJ,       ' MINES? PICKS, BAU AMI SHEKT  MINERS'BHOVEUl, WIRE ROPE8, MANILLA BO!  DYNAMITE FUSE ANO CAPS.  -���������-���������-������-  .Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  wd33)     "���������:; ���������v-A.xq-ooTJ-vasii, &  Fred J. Squii'  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOOD  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS $25.00 AND  UPWARC  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  NELSON,  B  CANADIAN PACIFIC KAILW  ,A.ITI>   BOO   PACIFIC   LI3STE.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  ii  ' !DJL.XXjSr   SERVICE  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your]  nation without change.  THE ONLY LINE.  .  Operating Tourist  Cars to Toronto, Mc  and "Boston -without change.   . Also   TIjJ  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers- and Dining Cars on all Ti  Trains leave Nelson daily for the" North except Sundays and  South daily except Mondays.. Call on nearest agent and procure  notated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tiekets and fnll particulars es to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  H. JL McGREGOB. E. J. COTLE|  Traveling P*������8. Agt., Nelson. Dist. P������aa.Agt.T������ btmunt/UMtwuiBW  ?fcsi  THE MINER, NELSON  B. C., SATURDAY, DEC. u, 1897.  THE ROAD IS OPENED.  INITIAL TBIP OVER THE NEW LINE  TO SLOOANOITT.  CIlUeii.H or Nelson ami  Slocnn Celebrate  llie Evcut.���������A 0uy  ol*  ltrjolclng.  The excursion to Slocau City on Monday.December C, iu celebration ot the  opeuiug of the C. P. R. brunch line between that city aud Nelson, was a grund  success and was attended by about 75 of  Nelson's business and professional men.'  The train left Nelson on schedule time, 9  a. m., and arrived nt its destination nt  11:40 a. m. The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by the excursionists notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather.  At Slocan City the train waa met and  cheered by a large crowd. The Allen  brothers' sleighs were at the disposal of  the guests and many of them enjoyed  rides around the town and its viciuity.  Other visitors scattered around the hotels, went with friends or visited the mineral exhibit, putting in the time very  pleasantly uutil the whistle of the steamer Slocan aunounced the coming of visitors from the north. Everyone went out  in the snow again to witness tbe arrival  and the New Denver brass baud struck  up "The Maple Leaf Forever." the Canadian natioual anthem. In response toon  encore the appropriate air "Hot Time in  the Old Town Tonight" wns rendered.  The business men and citizens generally  had decorated the streets and principal  places of business with Hags, bunting  etc. An archway over tbe track near the  depot was a beautiful creation of skilled  labor. The framework was completely  covered with evergreens and decorated  with national colors. Upon the north  side of the archway was a canvas bearing  the words: "Welcome to Our Guests;" on  the east side faciug down the track!  "Prosperity to the Slocan" greeted the  eye; on the west side, "Slocan River  Railway an Accomplished Fact" had  been painted, and on the south side np-  _. peared the'following significant sentence:  "Mine Owners Rejoice in Shipping Facil-  >ieB."  ,-The ore exhibit was   under  the  man-  '-.jment of Bass Teeter, Mr. Johnson and  hoi* experienced and practical mining  ���������Yo.   It contained specimens from near-  |P..  iwery shipping mine and prospect in  -���������*s< district, presenting a very creditable  :. j';v3aronce.   The room was crowded dui-  ^y>the greetea part  of  the  day  and  "V/ib'yed. to be one of the most attractive  ���������y-i'-.ireB of the celebration.     There  was  t. j   vo'in the Arlington, Alberta, Chap-  Y.d    . Enterprise, Evening Star,   Howard  ���������?i .<:tion, Meteor and Two Friends. Some  .y*M specimens were also  ou  exhibition  ' y-top the Black Prince, Cameronian, Col-  ���������d-Tbiii, Medina, Sundown Fraction, Pay-  L fVeak, Get There Eli,  Excelsior,   Kilo,  _ epublic, Skylark aud Ranger and many  I (Jtf'.^Jiers.   Nearly all mineral bearing rocks  ioin quartz to copper could be . seen   at  'ibe exhibit.   Some were of peculiar formation and of rare value. Taken altogether  the collection could uot be improved up-  -Hjn-os-it-was perfect-ia-every_respect.-Mr.,  "' Robert <Bradshaw's cabinet of mineral  specimens was also on exhibition. ".  -   The ball at Brandon was attended by  "about"50 couples  and.was  thoroughly  I//   .enjoyed  by   all, tho  terpsichorenn ort  being continued ��������� until the . "wee sma'  ��������� hours" of morning.  '- The banquet  at  the Arlington hotel  ,Y% was the event of the evening and was a  grand success. - It was presided over by  A. York aud about 120 guests took their  places before tables that literally groaned  with   good    things.     Chairman   York  "1,- delivered a brief addresses of welcome to  .the visitors .and dwell upon lhe impor-'  tuuce of the new line of  railway tbat  UDited Slocan  City  [with   the outside  world.    The toasts and responses thnt  followed were bright and in most cases  ,   referred particularly to the all absorbing  , f  topic of the day���������the new railroad.   Mr.  ' AV. A. McDonald spoke on behalf of the  cilizenB of Nelson, expressing their grnti-  ,; filiation over the construction of the new  r t,line which gave Slocan City direct com-  inuucation with the outside world and  " "opened for Nelsou  a vast field teeming  ^-i with mineral richness.   His effort was an  '��������� 'able one and was loudly applauded.  1   Messrs. H. E. Beasley.F.W.Peters and  Frank Fletcher responded to the toast  "The C. P. K." and J. Roderiek Robert-  ��������� son spoke at length upon the subject of  mines and mining. "The Press", was  ably responded to by D. R. Young, of the  .. Slocan News, Mr. Cliffe of  the  Sandon  [-f Mining Review and  W. A. Jowett of the  '_ Nelson Mineb.   II. Irvine of Nelson re-  ��������� sponded to the toast "The Commercial  1 Interests". Other speakers were Messrs/  '''. .7. H. Cavanaugh and J. Gran of Slocan  "City; A. Finecuneof New  Denver  and  M. L. Grimmett of Sandon.    Owing   to  Is t the failure of our correspondent Eending  in his report the names of other speakers  are unfortunately omitted.  The menu and service were perfect and  many compliments were heard. It /was  a late hour when the feast was ended.  |GA?  strain of the men of this country, and  more particularly the ��������� western mau  whom she regards as a mere money getter.  The indictment is not wholly unjust,  aud if it could be impressed upon the  minds of the ultra-practical element  which holds everything but power " and.  riches in contempt, its utterances would  not be amiss. That element needsa rough  awakening. Its contempt for deeper  knowledge and the higher life of spirituality, art, poetry and retinement is as  unreasoning and stupid as Mrs. Besant's  scorn for American energy and industrial  daring.  Mrs. Besant's interview betrays the  fact that she has not thought broadly or  generously of things American and western. She raced through the west, dashed  across states in palace cars, pausing for a  few hours here and there, and saw only  the surface of western life and ambition.  It seems not to have occurred to her that  men charged with the stupendous task  of converting, in a single generation, the  wilderness into populous aud prosperous  commonwealth, necessarily have uot had  time for physchical research and metaphysics. In their lifetime they havesub-  dueda savage race, founded states, built  cities, constructed railroads, erected  homes, churches, schools and hospitals,  Bet up municipal and state governments,  developed farms, orchards, mines and  factories, and performed the innumerable  duties of home life and citizenship.  While Mrs. Besant has learned nature's  lessons as .taught iu the sunset glow and  the expanding flower, we have here a  race who have heard the voice of nature  calling from the cataract and the gale.  One has been listening to "life's old questions, sad suggestions;" the other has  heard tbe ringing call to action.  There should be no conflict between  the student and the man of action. Both  have their work to perform; both are essential to the proper balance of humanity and the best advancement of mankind. And each should hold the other in  that respect which is fairly his.���������Spokesman Review.  CHUBCH   NOTICES.  T FAIL TO TAKE A LOOK  TEETZEL'S WINDOW  ON   TUESDAY   AND   WEDNESDAY   NEXT.  |g>gi>4������-^i.-ao!������-^-iSgi������-������ I  |t-^jjEs~t������-������������<Sfr-������V"ag  Sweet  Caporal  Cigarettes  STANDARD  OF THE WORLD  Kinney Bros.  NEW YOHK.  *^SS������>-lV.'a������������S>-������ I  A WORD^  TO THE- WISE.  Get prices from the  KASLO DRUG CO.  Before you buy your  752       Paints or Wall Paper  Notice to the Public  By the Gity^-*^^  Scavengers.  We hereby notify everyone that  the price of all scavenger work has  been raised to the old price, and  there will be no more cutting done  by either party. Swan Nilson,  799 Holbrook & Cha'se.  Music Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared tp receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or, Organ.  Apply at TbomsoH Btatlomery ������������������*������ 8������������re,  Nelson. ������<  NOTICE.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and- 3rd Sundays in the mouth, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at2.30 p. m.  Pbesbytubian Chtjrch. Servicescat  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Church. 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 C.E.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Chubch. Mass. at  Nelson every Sunday at 8,and 10.30 a.m.  Benediction at 7.30 tb 8.00 p. m."  Baptist  Chcbch.���������Services  morniDg.  and evening at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8  S. m.   Meetings are held in the schoo  ouse.   Strangers cordially welcomed.  Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.  Theosophy. Mrs. Agnes Shotwell  Heath will address inquirers on the wisdom religion at Room 5, Hillyer-Clement  Building every Sunday evening at 7  o'clock sharp.  Nolice is hereby given that sixty days after  dato I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands anil 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 Koss' N. K.  C, thence south 40 chains,'thence west 80  chains, thence north to the bank of the Columbia Kiver, thence following the bank of the  said Kiver to the point of commencement,  containing 320 acres more or less.  ALEXANDER KOSS.    ,  Uth October, 189T. 777  MILLINERY and<w_  ^^DRESSMAKING  Costumes-Furnished- foi- any-  Occasiou    on   Short   Notice.  7G1  mrs. e. Mclaughlin.  NOTICE.  Annie Besant's Views.  With that high Bcorn which the dreamer holds against the man o������ action and  affairs, Mrs. Annie Besant, upon her return to London from a tour of the United  States, has spoken in a severely critical  The British Columbia Southern Railway  Company will apply to .the Parliament of  Canada at its next Session for an Act continuing a-lease to the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company, with the privilege of purchase .of  that portion ofthe Company's railway between  the eastern boundary of Hritish Columbia and  Nelson on the terms and conditions set out in  thc said lease and amonding the Act respecting tho Company (GO-lit Victoria, Chapter^) by  inserting the words "cither with or without an  option of purchase" noxt after tho word "Company" in tho socond line of tho Fourth Clause  of that Act. R. CAMPBELL OSWALD,   .  813 Secretary.  Dated at Montreal/November 23rd, 181)7.  OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATORS' ACT.  Schedule A.  IX THE CailNTY  COURT Of KWOTESAY.  In the Mailer of Charles William Vanrter  iinrg. deceased, nml  In.lUc Matter  or the "Olllciul Arinilnlittrn-  tor'u Act"  Dated Fourth day of- December, A.D., 1897.  'Upon reading the aflidavits of Annie Wilcon  Yandcrburg and James Ferguson Armstrong,  it is ordered, that James Ferguson Armstrong.  Official Administrator for tne County' Court  District of Kootenay, shall be Administrator of  all and singular the goods, chattels and credits  of Charles William VandcrDurg deceased.  And that this order be published in the Nelson Mixer a newspaper- circulating in " the  County of Kootenay. J. A. FORIN.  814 -  Judge.  [Seal of the County of Kootenay.]  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days atter  date I intend'to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase,- the following described land situate  in the West Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing at a Post planted on the north  bank ������������������ ot tho. Columbia River, on the west  boundary of Lot 301, marked .\V2UUun. Andes.-,  son's S.K.C., thence north 40 chains, thence  west 80 chains,* -thence south to the north bank  of the Columbia Kiver, thence following the  said bank of tho river in an' easterly direction  to the point of commencement, containing by  admeasurement 320 acres more or less.  WILLIAM ANDERSON.  loth October, 1897. 770.  NOTICE.  ' ' - -o  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described land situate  in the West Division of Kootenay District, viz:  Commencing nt a Post marked Charles  William Pardey's N.W.C;," planted on tho south  bank of the Columbia River, about' 21 miles  abovo Kobson, thence south 40 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence north tothe bank of the  Columbia River, thence following the bank ot  the~Columbia~Riverio the point of commence:  ment, containing 320 acres more or less.  CHARLES WILLIAM PARDEY.  14th October, 1897. 778 ~  NOTICE/  Notice is hereby given'that a certain agree!  ment made 17th day ot October, 1896, between  Richard W. Willey, of Nelson, B. C, and Rufus  H: Pope, of Cobkshirc, Que., whereby thc said  Willey agreed to sell and convey to said Pope  the Florence, Aspen, Mollie Gibson and  Achilles 200, mineral claims situate in Nolson  niining division, is now cancelled, the said  Pope being in default according to the terms ot  said agreement and failing to comply with said  tenris pursuant to notice served upon him.  Dated at Nelson, B. C��������� this 19th day of Oct.,  1897.     -    ', ���������   " -,.780  DRESSMAKTO PARLORS  Miss Emma Smith, begs to say  that she has removed her Parlors to the Traves' Block,  Baker St., upstairs, where she  will be pleased to meet all her1  old customers. and many new  ones.  812 ������������������ "���������-- E3DIA SMITH.  Go   TO  THE.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  ~���������,.       '        ���������* V"   GET A  Tom and Jerry,  Beef Tea,  0r a Fine      Oyster Cocktail.  Best Liquors and Cigars.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker...  NELSON, B. C.  Has for immediate sale���������  Lots 17 and 18,   Block  10,  Nelson  ���������/������  -6 7, '   "  19..       . "     66>   ���������  The above are unimproved.  Also Lot'4, Block 12, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block, rented  for $65 per month.  S A  Good  Investment.  You Need It!  HAND  BOOK  OF THE'  AMENDMENTS  TO TIIE  Mineral Act  Passed by thc Legislative Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia. May o, 1837.  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Oflice.  DUY A   FARil  ���������^"^ A Paradise   for  the   Homeseeker  and   Sportsman.  ...IN  EAST  KOOTE NAY  We  have  26,000 acres   of choice  FARMING   LAND  For Sale at prices ranging   from   $2.50   to  $30  per acre.  EASY TERMS:  Five yearly payments, Six per cent, interest.  CROWS'   NEST   PASS   RAILROAD   runs  through   our   lands, und   the. richest   Mining  - Country in British Columbia.  NOW   IS   THE   TIME   TO   BUY.   Don't   miss this chance,   but get a  home  while  land is cheap.  Full information, with maps and particulars tt  The Kootenay Valleys Company, Ltd.  OF    LONDON.    ENGLAND.  T*   G-   PROCTER,   manager      mo  Baker  Street    - NELSON, B. C.  Do you want Type? Do you want I������k*  "  Do you want to trade Presses*  Do you want to trade Paper Cutters?  Do you want anything in the Printing Machin  cry line?   If so write to  TOKOXTO TYPE FOUNDS* CO.  669 520 Cardova St.. Vancouver, D. ���������.'  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  ; ProvinciaK^  Land Surveyor.  649  ^ELSON, B. C.  Ye Olde  Fashioned. .  ENGLISH  GINGER  BEER  a  Thorpe & Co., Ld. v".  Have���������Vou  Tried  Smoking Tobacco?  HARNESS  and Saddlery.  Pack Harness. Pack Straps  Horse Blankets, Oil Covers, Bells. Team Housings, Whips, Brush as,  Combs, etc. Repairing a  specialty Prompt attention given to all orders.  L. POGUE.  WARD ST.  0501 Opp Court House  1 If you are looking for  = Christmas Goods^z^  liiiitiUiiiiUiiitiiitmuiuitituuimmiiiiMM'lMMif'j*'  It  will  be  to  your  interest  to  have  a  look   at  our  Stock   of. p  Ties, Handkerchiefs, Gloves and Suspenders  We  bought  these  specially for  the   Christmas  trade.  We have also some very special lines in Underwear,  Shirts, Socks, Men's and Boys' Suits, Reefers, Pea  Jackets and Overcoats, Fancy Vests and separate Pants  Our prices arc as low as thc lowest and our goods  are the  best in tho market.  +������������������*,���������������������������j-. jp_ ~wr:Ei0iEt  ^ TURNER   &   BOECKH   BLOCK  815  Next door to Spokane &-Northern  Telegraph Office, on Baker St.  iynffnTTnfTWWww!Tn!Tnf?mTTTnTTwmTwimnmywTTfffrimiTnTmTmvwfTwww!?nwT>������  A FULL UNE OF  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  Just received at the  POST OFFICE CIGAR STORE,    m   S. J. MIGHTON.  20 Per Cent. Discount Sale  We must thank the people of this district for the liberal patronage wo have received since  coming to Nelson, our business having exceeded our expectations. Especially is this the ease  with reference to our Dress Goods u-ndc. nud as >vc arc going ensj, iu January to niake Spring  purchases, and wish to make room for new goosls, wo will, for the next Wi days, sell goods at  A  KEIIUCTION   OF '20  I'KK  CENT.  Outing  Flannels at 5 cents per Yard  We will make thc same .liberal discount in   Men's Clolhing. t  A full line of  Boots and Shoes a.i  Gents' Furnishings  .Come and get Bargains. '   [. Samples of Dress Goods Mailed on application.  m  809  A.   FER LAND   &   CO.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  G. O. 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SOLE   AGENTS   IN   KOOTENAY    KOit  TS3  -rfBBBS"^. Okell    &    norris'    Jams,    Pickles,   etc.^10*^  ^^^__ KOOTENAY  SUPPLY  CO.   "���������" w*������������������ NELSON".  m  m.--:  i ti  li  M:  it  Iftl  'V.;  m  ������������������%:f-j  '���������M:t  .'���������iii;:  ���������li  w  (?!?-:  I  ���������;|;  w  STRICTLY   WHOLESAtE  I: THE MINER, NELSON, fe. C��������� SATURDAY, DEC. n, 1897.  Business Personals.  Irish Mike will deliver two ricks or a  cord of wood to any part of tbe town for  $3.50. 2t  The C. 1'. K. Co. is offerinj; very reasonable rates to Hie East and West and old  country. For rates and tickets apply or  write to Geo. S. Beisb,  City Passenger and Ticket Agen t. Nelson.  AVe understand that II. J. Evans & Go.  have just received a large supply ot sewer  pipe, fittings, etc., for house and hotel  connections. Those intending to connect with the main sewer should do so  without delay.  J. A. Irving & Co., hnve opened a new  grocery store iu. the Applewhaite block  on Baker find Kooteuay streets. Attention is called to their advertisement in  another column. Until recently the firm  has been engaged iu business in Trail.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  tho nominal sum of SI is to be understood.  Kaslo.  Dec 1-  Bunker Hill���������August Schueler to XV R Ask-  with, 3.  Dec 2���������  Last  Chance���������Geo Hayward lo T JI McGovern, i,  Ada���������C XV McAnn to Dan Tuomey.  Dec 3���������  Boadicea���������C II Kllacott to Carbonate Silver  Mining Co.  Granite and Little Maud���������J L I'iorce to E It  Tomlinson, J.  Eva Jane-W C Dumas to J V Miller, i. 825.  Same���������J PJMiller to John Hcrron, J.  Rosslunil.  Dccl-  Good Hope���������Good Hops M & M Co to Good  Hope M & M Co, ltd lbty, $5000.  Dec 2���������  Scotch Thistlc-C McDowall to A A A'crnon.  Dec 3���������  Mountain Job���������II Uobbins to Arthur Hick-  ling.  .,   DecG-  7-   Ruby���������James Rutherford to Lillooett-Fraser  '���������: ltiver & Cariboo Gold Fields.  ..    Nest Egg and Firefly���������A R Wolfcnder to the  Nent Egg and Firefly M Co.  Gold Cup, Gold Button, Grey Hawk, Iron  King, J; Copper Cup, Copper Hill, Tyler Hill,  High Rock, i���������R M Hamill to Alex Fenton.  Slocau Cily.  Dec 1-  Pontiac���������XV R Clement to Mrs G L Estabrooks, J.  Two Friends���������G Gormely to J Cran.  Evening Star, No 8, Eclips No 2, Unknown  group���������Jas Sanderson and Geo Petty to D A  Ross and F S Andrews, option until March 1,  1898.    v  Kew Denver.  Dec 1���������  Slocan Sovereign, Bruce, Bessie-Edward S  Kinney to Volney D Williamson.  Samo���������Volncy D Williamson, Edward S  Kinney and John A Finch to C. J. McCuaig.  Same���������C J McCuaig by J A McDonald attorney, to The Slocan Mines Exploration and Dev  Co. <'  Dec 2-  Florenco S���������Alonzo C Scott to George Pctty.jj  Dec 3���������  Willa-Frank AVatson to The Willow G M  Co, J.  Dec 1���������  Coniskcy���������The Vancouver and B C General  Exploration Co to tho Galena Mines,  , ' Emily Edith���������Micheal Brady to B Leather, J.  Jo Jo���������Alice Trcnery to A  L Davenport, \,  82,500.  Dec 7-  Manitoba���������Geo A McTaggart and Malcolm  L Nicholson, 1 share claim by each.  A Man of Chalk.  ���������T-Frank-Ilitter,-of St.-Loui87i3-tiirhitij������  into chalk. Great chunks of chalk have  been ciit iiff his legs and his hands are  also undergoing the same process. His  left leg is goue from the knee down, the  bone and sinew having passed into the  chalky stage, when it was cut off in , sections. His right leg is stiff and hard like  a marble statue, and before long the surgeons will hew off a slice or two. Bitter is, therefore, dying from the ground  up. ~.    - - -  He is ouo of the best-known saloon  keepers of St. Louis, and has been dying  slowly for live.years. - Ilis case is the  most remarkable, of its kind on record.  He was visited the other day by delegates  to the convention of the Southern Surgical Society, and to show them to what  extent he is being chalkified, he traced  his name in chalk with his lingers.  Hitter sits all day in a chair, smoking  and happy������, for he is a philosopher iu  spite of the fact that he is litteraily dying  by inches. "Ho is, in my opiuiou," said  Dr. Elisha Gregory, "a remarkable man.  Every menial faculty is wide awake, aiid  he is a capable man, much more so than  people who aie physically perfect. Above  all, he is a contented-man���������perfectly satisfied with his life, and that, to me, .is a  continuous source of wonderment. Bitter is a man whose mind is triumphant  over his bodily infirmities. While he is  wasting away, his constitution is vigorous. -  "His return lo the other world is only  premature in that he is going back now,  in life, to man's brother.the rock, whence  he came, and that, after all, is the most  euduriug form of all nature. Truly, I  thiuk Bitter can teach the world a lesson  of nobility of character in the face of so-  called suffering."  i" -  A Trout Lake Location.  Al. Cummins met with a rather funny  . accident the other day. "While coming  down from Ferguson the'horse got sick  of his job and made a few eccentric movements which precipitated Al. headfirst  iuto a sojt and fleecy snowbank, all that  ���������was "visible of him -was his heels. Capt.  Davy who was prospecting round in  search of him, found this surface show  ing, and knowing a good proposition  when be saw it, followed up the indications and located Alec. Capt. Davy says  the returns from a mill te3t of Alec's  Anglo Saxon was 100 per cent, brimstone.  ���������Trout Lake Topic.  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  Companies.  No.  of  Shares  Par  Value  Price.  cizimiicATt: uk i.Hi*Kovi:ni:\T������.  LA1711KNCK    (KRAO   MINERAL  CLAIM.  Situate in the Nklson Mtxixn Division of  West Kootknay Distkict.���������Wherj; Located. ~IJaJ,|.'     MII.K     .VOHTll      WKST    OF  . mouth ok Wkst Fokk of Wild House  Ckeeic,   Bouni)f.i>   on   the   South   hy  NOltA,    MUUWUMI'    AND    GlIIKALTEIl.    ON  East ������y Nelson and Noha axd on AVest  HY GlHKALTBR MlNKKAI. CLAIMS.  rpAICK NOTICK lhat Wc. Gore, Unmet &  1- Co., agents for London & Hritisli Columbia Gold Field*, Ltd., Free Miner's Certilicate  No, D8700, intend, sixty days from lhe date hereof, toapply to lhe Mining Recorder for a Certilicate of Improvements, for thc purpose of  obtaining n Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced beforo thc  issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.  GORE, BURNET & CO.  Dated this 29th day of November, 1897.   801  NORA FRACTIONAL ANI) POUNTNEY  FRACTIONAL MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenay- Distkict.���������Wheke Located.���������Half mile nokth west of mouth  of NobTii Fouk ok Wild Hohse Cheek.  riiAKE NOTICE that AVe. Gore, Burnet &  JL Co, agents for J. R. Robertson Free  Miner's Certificate No. 84G7B, intend, sixtv days  from the dato hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,  must  be commenced before  the  issuance of such Certilicate of Iinprovements.  ������   GORE, BURNET & CO.  Dated this 29th day of November, 1897.       803  PRINCESS MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining division of  AVest Kootenay Distkict.���������Wheke Located.���������On    Toad   Mountain   Wagon  Road, Four Milks South of Nelson, B.  , C.  TAKE NOTICE that 1. A. J. Gerrard, of  City of Nelson, British Columbia, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 98595, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certilicate 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 dav of November. 1897.   (792)  EMMA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  AVest Kootenay District.���������Where  located:���������On the NorthsideofKoote-  ^ nay River,  About M miles west from  Nelson and \ mile back from River  and  is an Easterly Extension ok the  Anaconda.  \ AKE NOTICE thar, wc, Gore, Burnet &  I Co., agents for James F. Burr, Free  Miners' Certificate No. 8.'������74S, ��������� John J.Baker.  Free Miner*' Certificate No. 83330 and Price  McDonald, Free Miners' Certificate No. 1155a,  intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Itecordcr for a'certificate of  improvements, for Lho purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.- , .  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must bo commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  GORE. BURNET & CO.    .  Dated this llth day of November, 1897.    (798)  Athabasca,   1,000,000  3oo,ooo  l,ooo,ooo  Exchequer   Elise   1,000,000  Fern Gold   200,000  Nclson-Poorman ...  25o,ooo  Northern Light   25o,ooo  ROSSLAND.  Big Three   3,500,000  Bruce   l,ooo,ooo  Butte   1,000,000  Caledonia Con   000,000  California   2,5oo,ooo  Camp Bird   1,000,000  Celtic Queen -  75o,ooo  Centre Star   5oo,ooo  Colonna   1,000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  Delaware   1,000,000  5oo,o'oo  Enterprise   1 000,000  Kvcning Star   1 000,000  Georgia   1,000,000  Gertrude   5oo,ooo  Golden Drip   500,000  Great Western   l.ooo.ooo  Hattie Brown   1,000,000  High Ore   5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  Iron Horse   Iron Mask   5oo,ooo  IXL   1.000,000  7oo,ooo  000,000  1,000,000  Kootcnay-London ."  Loltoit ...  2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  Mabel   1,000,000  Mayflower   1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  Monte Cristo   Morning Star   Nest Egg :..-...  1,000,000  1,000,000  Northern Belle   l.ooo.ooo  Novelty   Palo Alto   1,000,000  1,000,000  Phoenix   5oo,ooo  Poorman '-;..  5oo,ooo  Red Mountain-view  1,000,000  Rossland, RedMt..  1,000,000  St. Elmo   l.ooo.ooo  St Paul   1,000,000  5oo,ooo  Sou'n Cross & AV con  5oo,ooo  Virginia   900,000  War Eaglet   2,000,000  AVest LeRoi...'   5oo,ooo  AINSWORTn.  Canadian m M & s co.  2,000,000  Dellie   75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  BOUNDARY.  Bound'y C'kM.&M.  l,5oo,ooo  2,000,000  Old Ironsides   1,000,000  CAMP   MCKINNEY.  800,000  SLOCAN.  American Boy   1,000,000  Arlington   1,000,000  Argo   100,000  900,000  100,000  Buffalo of Slocan  ..  Ioo.ooo  l.ooo.ooo  Soo.ooo  Cumberland   Dardanelles   1,000,000  Elkhom ..:   1,000,000  800,000  Gibson   (100,000  Groy Eagle.....-   ' 75o,ooo  3oo,ooo  Idler    1,000,000  150,000  1,000,000  Minnesota.   Noble Five Con.....  1.2oo,ooo  Ottawa & Ivanhoe.,  1,000,000  Phoenix Con'idated.  1,000,000  Rambler Con   1,000,000  Reco   1,000,000  Slocan-Rcciprocity.  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  Santa Marie..."   J,000,000  Sheriff   1,000,000  25o,ooo  1,000,000  Star   1,000,000  1,000,000  St. Keverne   Sunshine '   500,000  . 210,000  Wonderful   1,000,000  AVashington   1,000,000  1 00  1  1 00  1 00  ������5  25  1 OO  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1 00  (1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  5 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1.00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I..00  1 00  1 00  40  1 00  lo  lo  1 00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  25  1 00  25  1 00  1 00  1 00  .    1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  5o  ' 1 00  1 00  25  1 00  l~oo  lo 00  ��������� lo  30  1 00  1 00  %     50  9 50  0 05  0 10  0 50  0 22  0 10-  0 IK  0 12  0 Oii  0 12  0 10  0 20  003  0  0 21  C   8  0 12!  0 15  0 l(i  020  0 09  0   7  0   4  0 01  0 10  0 07i  OOIJ  0 30  12J  0 au  0 32i  0 30  0   oi  0 10  .900  0 20  0 13i  0 19  16  0 22*  008  0 10  0   2  . oot  009  0 16  0 125  008  0 12i  006  0 08  0 15  0 12i  0 10  0 05  020  0 10  0 07i  008  0 52}  020  0 16  1 06J  0 11  0   7J  0 15  0 15  0 11  0 001  0 20  0 42i  1 75  2 75  0 031  0 25  0 10  0  250  5  24  12i  10  20  25  27  tDlvldends paid to date are as follows:. Le  Koi, $025,000; AVar Eagle, $187,000; Cariboo.  1150,000; Idaho $152,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco $150,000: Rambler $40,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Five have also  paid dividends.   - .,..,.,.:  H  Dress  Goods  FRED  IRVINE  4  CO,  OU DAY  QO0D5  Our stock of Black and Fancy Colored mixed Dress Materials  we are offering"at 25% discount for Xmas trade.  Dress  Silks  We have a large assorted stock of  Blouse, Waist and  Silks, in black, fancy colors and evening shades.  Dress  Kid Gloves  Handkerchiefs  in  -Men's Neckwear  Silk  and   Linen.  Umbrellas  M*Mmum-^pRED Irvine eg Co.  Call  and   see  our  Fancy  Goods.        .   '-;" 817  1 Fine Perfumes from  r     r\ /-\    ������   Six Bits  ^ ^<^~ To Six Dollars  ^ In Cut and  Pluin Glass Bottles.  ���������   Vanstone's Drug Store   ���������  ���������    KAUFFMAN   HLOCK -"' NKLSON  it?iiiiiiiiiiiiUAiiiuiiUiiiiiiAiiiiiiiiiimimiiiiiiimuiiiiimuiiiiiiiiit^miiiiiitiiiiii|iitg  K.TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT^  ���������-��������� ��������� ���������<  Just Opened  "���������-y 3  A Full  Line of  NEW  GROCERY  STORE  Groceries, Provisions, Etc.  New Stock:      Everything First Class. --.  Prices Right.  AVe make a specialty of TEAS and COFFEES.   Give us a call.  -CH   -^_   IIR-VHESTG-   &   OO.  Applewhaite Block   " Baker and Kootenay Streets.  iaiue  block as Bank of Montreal.  819  -Lll-I.illllliilli_LLllillllXlilli3  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  <*w.  E. C. TRAVES, Mgr.  Fresh andSaltedMeats  ji   A Carload of  POULTRY  "���������^BJBc-^Christmas   Orders  NELSON, KASLO,^  818  filled   at.  SANDON.  To arrive December 17  QUARTZ   CREEK  PKODTJCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1897 UP TODATE.  OUE EXPOBTBD.  From Slocan via Kaslo 32.88CJ  Slocan via Nakusp  4,7!):<4  Rossland via Northport 9,3ISi  Rossland via Nelson      52  Tons  i7".OJoi  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.$ 2.U37.36S.97  Revelstoke (Nakusp)...      a2������i,(flfl.(i2  3,163,405.59  *Y*yyyWy7777777777777777777777777:  '7*7*777777777777777?  ��������� CHRI8TMAS  ������=P0 U LTPy*""~S  Average vnluo per ton, $73,626  PRODUCE OK SMKLTKUS.  (Shipped)  ���������> TONS  Nolson (Hall Minos) Matto  2008}  Trail Smeller Matte    50UJ  Total value, $1,146,655.07  "    "   of ore and matte exported, $7,010,001.20  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Ketarai Since hunt Week.  VIA   KA8LO.  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col  350  Whitewater to Kverett  270  Last Chance to Aurora  20  Last Chance to Pueblo, Col  77  Ileco to Denver. Col :>  60  Slocan Star to Omaha  60  - Black Diamond to Pueblo       72  Ruth to Pueblo    70  Ruth to Kverett  80  Sovereign to Aurora  14  Total value. $94,813.  Average value per ton, $S8.362  Ihrce carloads of,Dressed Poultry havo left Ontario, direct for  our Kootenay markets. They will arrive December 15, when wc  ���������ll be in a position to fill nil orders for Turkeys, Geese, Ducks and  Chickens, either Wholesale or Retail, at reasonable prices.  Orders can be placed at any of our Branches now, nnd tliey will  have our prompt attention on arrival of stock. We will also have  a large assortment of Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton, Cured Meats,  Fish and Oysters.    Mail Orders a Specialty Bran.-I.es at  Rossland  Sandon  Trail  Thru   forks  Nilson  AND  Slocan  Kaslo  City  P.   BURNS   <������   CO.  NBLSON.  VIA NAKUSP.  Queen Bess tn Omaha     41  Total value, $4,317.  Average valuo per ton, $105.29.  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Hall Mines (Matte)     591  Trail Smelter IMattej    ) 20  ~K9t  Trail Smelter���������bullion -$3,876.  Total value, $137,860.03.  Total value of oro and matte exported for  tho week, $23C.i)90.03.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  6  .591  NKW YORK.  7        8       9  ...60 ...G0J...591.  10  .58  Dec-  Silver...  (Bar)  LEAD..,. 3.50 .3.50 ..3.50 .3.50 ..3.50  Dec. lb-Exchange, $3.60 @ $3.70.  NELSON   LODGE  No. 25, K. of P.,  Jimeets in Castle hall, McDonald block  levery Tuesday evening at 3 o'clock,  AU visiting knights cordially invited,  J.'W. THOMi'Soy, C.C.  i) Geo. Partridge, K. of R. and S.  . . HOLBROOK & CHASE . .  CITY  SCAVENGERS  Are prepared to do all kinds of scavenger work  and chimney sweeping.   Orders left  with Kirkpatrick tt Wilson  will receive. prompt  _ .    attention.   -   ���������  Xmas Presents  ���������i  Unequaled  For Quantity, Quality and Price  Sterling: Silver Novelties  Q  Too  Numerous   to   Mention  Silverware  In All  Designs  ,  Jewelry  ^ See our Ladies' and Gents' Watches,  all Prices, Rings, Brooches, Scarf  Pins in Diamonds, Pearls, Opals  and  Quartz  Jacob Dover's  (821)  (lOlBKOQK A CHASC, Nelson.  249  Jewelry Store.  JOSHUA   DAVIES,  AUCTIONEER.  overnment  OF-  279   LOTS  Under instructions from the Hon. G. B.  Martin, Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works, I will sell by Public Auction, at the  Court House, Ward Street, on  Wednesday, December 15, 1897,  At 2 o'clock p. m.  WITHOUT   RESERVE,  279 LOTS, situate within the Municipality  of the City of Nelson.  oh any  NO  VALUES   will   be  placed  improvements.  Squatters having improvements on any lot, who. may,not be purchasers,  will be allowed FOURTEEN DAYS time from the date of sale to remove their  improvements.  TERHS OF SALE: 0nA-Thir������ ^sh\,GntThirTd Three ^������,nthsi  Oner I hird Six Months.    Interest on deferred  payments   at   the  rate  of   Six  per  cent,   per  annum.  CROWN GRANTS: Five Dollars each, at the expense of the purchaser.  See Catalogue.  JOSHUA   DAVIES; auctioneer.

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