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The Miner Dec 18, 1897

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 V-*>-'������������������  '���������*J  Whole Number 382.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday,  Dec.  :8, 1897.  Price Five Cents'  A  THE MEMBEHS WILL RECEIVE PAY  FOR 1HEIR SERVICES.  Municipal  Ilclicll Creeps up Somewhat.���������  Keliirulnx Oflicers fur llie Next  Election Appointed.  At tbo meeting of the city council last  Monday a special committee consisting  of Aldermen Teetzel, Malone and Hillyer  submitted a report in relation to the  volunteer tire department and arranged  matters so tbat a premium will be placed  upon attendance nt drills and tbe excellence of tbe work done by tbe men.  There wns little or no discussion upon  the subject but tbe report was unanimously adopted.  In full it was as follow:  Your committee appoiuted to devise  ways and means to make tbe volunteer  fire brigade effective, beg leave to recommend tbat tbe members be paid tbe sum  of $2.50 per man for eacb drill attended  nnd that tbe sum of $25 be paid the hose  team getting first water on a tireaLid $15  to team getting second water.  We also recommend thatail necessary  -equipment, sufficient for ]8 meu, be purchased nt once together witb another  thousand feet of hose.  In order to make these recommendations effective we suggest that bylaw No.  3 be amended. '  We also recommend that some necessary repairs to fire hall be executed at  once.  A proposition was received from Superintendent Beasley of the G. &,K. branch  of tbe Canadian Pacific railway. It was  in effect that the city lay a water main to  the railway right of way on Railroad  street and supply water nt the rate of 10  cents per 1000 gallons. Tbe company  uses between 4C00 to 6000 gallons daily  in its��������� locomotives. Tbe matter wns  referred to tbe public works committee.  Henry J. Cliff asked for tbe privilege  of becoming city bill poster. He was  informed that if be took out a license he  could carry on business the same ns any  other trader.  An opinion from City Solicitor Elliott  recommend that tbe city pay iuto court  "in the Euit of the Nelson City Land and  Improvement Co. vs tbe city, tbe amount  the council thought justly due the compauy for the land taken for the construction of the reservoir aud flume way.  Should tbe court find that tbe company's  damages were covered by the amount so  deposited,, then the costs of .the action  would fall upon tho plaintiffs. If it were  more, then the costs would fall-upon tbe  city. It was decided to deposit tbe'sum  of $750.  A   communication   from Contractors  ������McLean & Co., offering to sell old tools  | tothecity wasreferred to thecommittee-  on public works.  Bills to the amount of #1397.20 including the $750 deposit, were audited and  ordered paid. This will bring tbe deficit  up to about 82C00 less the amount of  wnter rates, road0 taxes, etc., collected  "since December 1. Among ibe bills  ordered paid were the following:���������$73.30  duty on pipe fittings; $73.81, H. II. McDonald, final estimate; $52.75, H. H.  McDonald, extras on sewers; $123.24,  force account W. C. McLean on sewer  outlet; $12, ,C. B. Wolverton, four days  service as chief of police in October; $39,  W. C. McLean & Co., lubber boots; S34.-  10 , Ashcroft & McLellan; $78 for sidewalk gang; $7.50 to W. C. Smith, for  prepariug iho list of freeholders, and  8128.27 to T. W.Gray.  Several other reports were presented  but were referred to the finance committee to be reported upon nt the next  meeting. ������  In   compliance    with   the  municipal  elections act, E. A. Crease was appointed  returning officer  and   J.l Keith  Reid,  .deputy,  returning officer   for  the   ap-  proaching municipal election.  The mayor was authorized to fix Latimer street near Stanley so as to make it  passable for teams.  Adjourned until Monday, December 20  at 3 p.m.  quired the Sunset mine in the  Slocan  to the exclusion of the company.  All thc particulars of the case are  not yet of record, but the fncts appear  to bo embraced by the story of one of  the stockholders. It appears that  after tho company was formed, the  mine was heid by it under a bond.  Considerable stock was disposed of and  the mine upon development proved to  be wonderfully rich. For some reason  or other, which will doubtless come  out at the trial of the cause, the bond  was not taken up by the company, but  upon its lapsing, the property was acquired by lt. E. Lemon and others.  The trial promises to be an interesting one.  Mining News.  The shareholders of the Blue Bird  Mining Company will meet at Kaslo on  January 12 for the purpose of selling and  disposing of the whole of the assets of the  company. <  The Athabasca mine sent 25 tons to  the Nelson smelter this week and is preparing a similiar shipment for next week.  The property continues to improve in  appearance. ,.  Chas. F. Caldwell reports mining operations fairly active in Trout Lake District. Forty-six men are employed on  the Silver Cup which is shipping twenty  tons per day by the way of Fergueon.  About the same number of men are  working on placer claims on Lardo  Creek.  The Summit mine near Ymir, whose  wonderfully rich strike was recently  noticed in The Miner, is making  arrangements to have a carload of the  ore rawhided down to the railroad and a  mill test made of it. Assays ruDniug as  high as $2700 in gold have been obtained.  A strike has beeu mad9 on tbe Independence near Ymir, owned by Messrs.  Hughes & Crittenden. Ore assays from  a two foot ledge gave returns of $56 in  gold, 7 ounces in silver. Another gave  $7C in gold and 1% ounces in silver.  A late assay of the ore from the Dundee mine near Ymir gave a return of five  ounces in gold and two ounces of silver  or a total of $10120. The ore from which  this assay"' was made,was taken from a  seam tbat is 18 inches wide in a 21 foot  le'dge at a depth of. 220 feet.  The Silver Queen Mining company, of  which Hon. Geo. E. Foster of Ottawa is  president, and Edward C. Finch, manager, is working three double shifts od its  Cariboo creek property, the Silver Queen  mine.. Over three feet per.day is being  driven, iu solid ore, on its No.. 1 tunnel,  which is 5x7 feet in the clear, and an upraise to the surface will be made (before  long.  Tbe Red Eagle Mining company's  plant and prospects were sold under tbe  sheriffs hammer   at .Rossland. Monday  and were bid in by J. W. Boyd for $2,-  184.40, which was the full face value of  the judgment against them. Tbe property bought by Mr. Boyd includes the  Red Eagle and the Red Pole claims. The  Red Eagle1 vein is from four to six feet  wide and is traceable foT a distance of  1,400 feet. The ledge of the Mayflower  also crosses the property for a distance  300 feet.  . Arrangements nre being .. made to  open up the Poorman through tbe .Tosie  tunnel, which already reaches tlie side  line of the former property. The vein nt  the Poormau's side line is.barren, but it  is known thnt a fine chute of ore lies 38  feet ahead; and operations will be directed to open up this body. Oro is uow being saved till about 150 tons are got together, when the whole consignment will  be sent to the smelter. It is thought  tbat the shipment will be mado some  time next week.      "  Another Slump Mill.  A SENSATIONAL   SUIT  Sunset Stockholders Sue 11. E. lemon, and  ������fliers for Damages.  Two actions, of a somewhat sensational- character, have' been commenced by the stockholders of the  Sunset Gold and Silver Mining Company against that company and R. E.  Lemon'. The charge of fraud is made  and J. H. Matheson on behalf of himself and Other shareholders, appears  as plaintiff. He sues to recover $5000  as damages alleged to be due him for  misrepresentation in the sale of shares  of stock of the Sunset company. The  second suit is to have Lemon declared  to have been a trustee for the company when lie and James M. Dunn ac-  A 10-stamp mill is being packed ont to  tbe Referendum group on Forty Nine  creek by Patterson & Steeper and it is to  be erected and put into commission at  once. Joe Harrington, of Rossland,  recently purchased a % interest iu the  group and the price was reported to be  $35,000. Tbe group is on the west fork  of Forty Nine creek just above tbe forks.  I. O. F. Bally.  AUCTION  SALE   OF GOVERNMENT  LOTS WAS MOST SUCCESSFUL.  Auctioneer   Dnvlcx  MakCM  a   Keeord  Selllnu SH������ Lot* In Three  Hour* -Thc Details. '  l������V  The auction sale of government lots  by Joshua Davies last Wednesday was  a most successful one and the manner  in which the auctioneer handled the,  business showed that he was an old  and experienced hand. ' In all he disposed of 279 lots and tlie work was  concluded in the short space of three  hours.  Prices ranged from $15 per lot to  $440 per.lot and the sales in the aggregate amounted to $24,440. The  highest price paid was by Thomas  Gray for the land upon which his sawmill stands. The,bidding was spirited  but the lots were finally knocked down  for $440 apeice, making the block of 12  lots cost $5280. The lie tail of the sale  is as follows:  The meeting in the interests of the  Independent Order of Foresters held  in the Methodist church on Thursday  evening was largely attended and was  an enjoyable affair. Addresses were  deliyered by Mr. J. ' H. Falconer, Inspector for B. C, and Mr. G. L. Lennox, D. S. C. R., on the objects and  benefits of the order; Mr, Green gave  a reading and Mr. Urquhart a mandolin solo; Rev. Morden occupied the  chair. At the close of the meeting  several gentlemen came forward and  handed in their applications. During  the past week the membership of  court Kootenay has been increased by  twenty-five.  Lots  Name or Pukohaskr.     Prick,  Lots.  Name ok Purchaser.     Price.  !Uol2inc  13  14,15,16  G Stillwoll                        ' $  N Kangor  T U Proctor  h lock' 81  .TOO  70  1(15  1���������2  4- ���������  ���������>fi,i  O Newling  do.                             '���������        i  KGiisUvson  JI II Wnrd  HI.OCK i>8  250  ' 55  80  225  3  1-5  ti to 9 ine  10,11,12  13-U  18 to 28 ine  R Hoper  lt Corlett  6 A Jackson  V Fletcher  do.  H E Croasdaile  IH.OCK 100  tr,  30  iXJ  120  110  105  1  2  3.4,5  (i to 12 ine  21-22  23-21  Alex McDonald  do.  It W Dav  W P Robinson  It Bradford  O Falconer   .  70  25  105  280  70  90  . ORGANIZATION PERFECTED.  12-13  14  15  Vi  15-16  19-20  20-21  1-2  3  1  8-fl  4 to 9 ine  17 to 20 "  13-14  15  3  4-5;6  7  8    ���������  9-10   -  13-14    :  lli"  17-18-  19  20  21  22-23  10  17-18  .19  20���������21  5-fi  7-8  9  10  11-12  4  13-14  15-16  17  18-19  20  21-22  23-24-  18-19  20,21,22  19 to 22 ine  1-2  3-4 .  8,9,10  1 to 0ine  11  12  13-14  15-16  17���������18  19 to 22 ine  23-24  3  1-5  11 to22inc  1-2  4 to 0ine  8 9,10  11  10-17  18  19  20-21  12  11  13  14  15  1(J  17  18  19"  20  lto 12 ine  1 to 5 ine  G  ���������7-8  9-10  11-12  1-2  3-4 ,  G-7 I  8  9-10  1  3���������4  5-6  7���������8  9  10.11,12  4,5,6,7  1-2  3 to 7  8-9  10.11,12  .13  14-15  16.17,18  19  20  22  HI.OCK  6  P. Burns & Co.  Alice Kimpling  KA Dills  . L Pogue  ���������   - ri.ock 7  C A Waterman  WJohnson  .11I.OCK  8  J  Cochcad  "block 17   -  R Ince  J H Mathcson -  J A Turner  lll.OCK 18  C A Waterman  -    111.OCI121  U Hurry  0 Falconer  1 BLOCK 28  5 Roberts  C Hoskins  .    .block 31  D Hawkey -  O Newling  R Bradford  XV N Shaw  W- Askew ,.  C A. Waterman '  6 A Jackson"  AL McCulloch .  T A McDonald   -  W N Shaw  R J Brewster  J A Turner  block 36  A Ford  R XX Dnv  II Ward  W P Robinson .  block 38  John Kmidson  O Falconer  XV Askew  G L Robinson  C H Leicester  block 40  A L McCulloch  C A Waterman  A L McCulloch  A Manson'  A Booth  J II Matheson  do  -C-A -Waterman���������  210  60,  30.  ������5-  110  110  85  270  135  90  220  115  510  210  360  180  150  165  150  85  200  220  105  150  80  60  ' 75  180  50  100  55  100  .170  60  25  45  170  65  230  170  iK}  130  60  170  -230  Thc Fire   Department Sow   Consist*    of  Fourteen Members.  The newly organized volunteer fire  brigade held its first regnlar drill last  Wednesday evening and out of a membership of thirteen, there were twelve  who responded to the alarm. The  work of the boys was very satisfactory  and Chief Calkin believes that he will  have a crack company before the expiration of many weeks. The drill  lasted one and one-half hours, during  which timo the hydrants at the corner  of Baker and Josephine, Baker and  Stanley, Baker and Falls and Stanley  and Mill streets were tried and found  to be in good working condition.  Only one reel was taken out and about  liJO'feet of hose laid as the cheif did  not want to wet any more for fear it  might be needed in earnest before it  could be drained and dried.,  The .organization of the brigade  took place on November 27 and since  then the membership has been increased to fourteen sturdy men including the chief. The latter has not  yet finally arranged the positions but  will do so within a few days. The  membership as it now stands is as follows: A. L. Davidson, secretary; C. P.  Lbudin, captain; "VV. J. Thompson,  foreman; George Davis, hydrantman;  J. W. Cowan, George Partridge,  Janies Chambers, John McRay, G. W.  Steel, J. Campbell, - Fred Bradley,  William Pfieffer, Charles"K. Burritt,:  pTpeSiien:     ' '���������:'���������'":''.  The chief proposes to have a regular  drill for the present once a week and  when the boys get so that they work  together properly, drills will lie held  twice a month.,. The council at its  last meeting adopted the report of the  committee to pay the boys $2.50 apiece  for each drill attended and $25 for the  first team and $15 for thc second team  getting water on a fire. The council  will get helinits,boots,riibber coats and  belts for IS men. When the water  from Anderson creek is turned into  the pipes the brigade will be able to  successfuly cope with any fire that  may occur.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  2,3,4  BLOCK 42  A L McCulloch 140  H Selous                ������������������ 195  BLOCK 44  A McDonald 150  block 41a  O Falconer 70  RWDay '50  F Fletcher                             .150  block 44k  H K Croasdaile 300  R Gordon         ' 35.  L. K Galloway - 40  RWDay' - 60  W McDonald ,    .               ������- 60  Jas Faulds      ,.-        . GO  ,11 E Croasdailo 110  ���������    do. 100  BLOCK 47  Geo Holbrook - 105  A L McCulloch i              -       160  11 Selous tra  iii.ocic 54a  C Jiszcowitz 70  BLOCK 58  . C S Itosoy -   135  IJ McCreath 420  II .1 Evans 315  K Kilby ' 135  W K McLean                        - 220  Mrs Stutter. 110  A Manson 105  D Morris 2S0  A Smith                             .      230  BLOCK   70.  - Mrs Stutter   . 355  Webster Truvcs WiO  R Dinsdnle 255  Applcwaithe and Newton      155  A Fei-lawl na  A M Tnmblyn 210  "Judge J AForiu '-������ 220  .1 oshua Davies                 cni>   200  J O'Shea 240  Wynn Kvans 2S0  BLOCK 72  T XV Gray ;|-      5,230  BLOCK 71  H B Thomson 275  La Blanc 15  J M Jameson 70  Lawrie 100  Wm Martin 90  BLOCK 75  WRMeCarty 110  J LaPoint                            -      90  XV J Hatch 90  Fred Turcott 60  TElford 100  BLOCK 76  G F Trimm 50  do. 130  McKay IK)  G A Jackson SO  A Smith ' ' 45  DMcBeath                           .    165  BLOCK 77,,  Mrs Emily M Stephenson       240  block 79  G N Wolf "     150  W Hancock 175  Dr Arthur 150  W Hancock 210  .WA&kew -  45  do. 140  Dr. Arthur 150  Jeremiah Cleveland 65  F A Nichols 40  O Falconer 40  BLOCK 80  J J Malone 463  Four Men lu.lureil.  Four men are laid up in the Kootenay  Lake General Hospital as the result of an  accident at Bonnington Fells last.Monday night. They are Messrs. Liccena,  Lamb, Hager and Dunn.  Details are conflicting but it appears  that a gang of men was engaged iu unloading a casting weigbiug many tons  f.om a. car at that point, when the steel  cable lifting it, broke. The casting was  broken in twain aud a spliuter struck  one of thc men in the shoulder, dislocating it. Another man had bis foot crushed  and still another had several ribs broken.  Tbe peculiar part "of the accident was  that a man sitting on top of tbe casting  while it was swinging on tbe crane, wns  thc least injured of any, although he  rolled some 200 feet dowu tbe slope. All  ot the injured men will recover.  Tbe accident "will throw tbe work of  the electric power company back about  six weeks as it will take that time to  have a new casting made aud delivered.  The Mining Engineers.  A prelimihary meeting of the B.. C.  Association of Mining Engineer was  held in Mr. A. II. Holdich's oflice on  Friday December 10, when a paper on  mining laws by G. F. Moncklon" Esq.,  of Vancouver," was read and discussed  and several new members proposed  and elected.  EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN   AND  AROUND NELSON.  Brier   Mention    ������f   Happening*  lu   the  Distrlrt During tke Pant  Severn Days.  Mrs. Barger of Sandon is a guest at  the Phair.  A. S. Larratt' of Ymir is at the  Grand Central.  E. Wilson of Slocan is a guest at tho  Grand Central.  J. H. Nolan of Waneta was in town  last Thursday.  J. A. Sayward is at the Phair and  registers from Victoria.  Charles E. Hope of Vancouver is a  guest at the Phair.  Dr. and Mr. Brouse of New Denver  are guests at the Phair.  N. H. Cowen, one of the contractors  of the Crow's Nest railway is registered at the Phair.  M. P. Thomson of the Thomson Stationery Company is in town and will  remain during the holidays.  The Slocan City News on January 1  proposes.to establish a monthly to be  known as the West Kootenay Mining  Standard.  On Monday last Bev. Robert Frew  performed the marriage, ceremony for  Herman Knorr and Margaretha Roh-  land both of Deer Park.  The Maple Leaf Social Club gave a  dance in Carney Hall last Thursday  night. About 40 couples were in attendance. The club will give a masquerade ball on New Year's eve.  . The recorder's office ins Nelson has  been refitted for the benefit of the  public and the change facilitates the  work of the office. The counter in the  office has been extended clear across the  room and a comfortablei.tlesk has.been  built in one end for public'use..  The annual dance of the Silver King  mine was held at Fredericktown on  Friday evening December 10 and was  attended by about 40 couples. A most  enjoyable evening was passed.  F. D. Gihbs, general agent for the  Northern Pacific at Spokane was in  Nelson last Wednesday and Thursday.  He has not been here for twelve  months past and thinks the improvement of the place in that short time  has been marvelous.  , II. J. Phair returned last Wednesday evening from a six weeks'J trip to  San~Francisceandother points 6f-in-'  terest in California. He was through  the orange groves of Los Angeles and  the mesas of San Diego,and Tia Juana  but was glad to turn liis face homeward to Nelson.  that lies just around tbe brow of tbe hill  from tbe Ruth, snys:  "We bave a tunnel iu 230 feet on tbe  Dorotby, and. the oro is identical with,  that of tbe Kuth nt the same stage ot  developnient. .We nro working threo  men and have recently sold sufficient  treasury stock to insure tbe pushing of  work for six mouths nt least. We also  own tbe Montgomery claim on tbe samo  mountain near the Velvet, nnd it is making an excellent showing.  "The district does not present tbe  lively appearance of a year ago, but tbat  is due to tbe fact tbat tbe floating population has moved out. There are, as  many meu working as ever and the district is keeping up its shipping record  nicely."  The Uight Spirit.  A little girl who has just learned how  'to.write sends tbe following 'communica-'  tion to Santa Claus:  Nelson, Dec 10  Dear Sant Claws: Give all the little  girls something who have,no mama and  papa and if you have anything left Elsie  Pet would be pleased to have it.  The Fern Mine.  THE YMIR MINE  Ore" Uas    Bren.    Struck   In ' The   lower  Tunnel.  Tbe lower level, known as tuunel Nor  3, in tbe Ymir mine, is now in ore. Tunnel No. 2, 500 feet in length, struck ore  nt a depth of 200 feet on November 24  and tbe point where it intercepted tbe  ledge is directly below tbe shaft which  has attained a depth of nearly 200 feet.  The ledge at tbis depth bas been crosscut nnd shows nwidth of 25 feet, 12 feet  of which is shipping ore. Tbe 100,200  and 300 foot levels show a general average throughout and go to prove tbe  continuity of tbe vein. About 2000 feet  of tunnelling, drifting and.abaft work  have been done and most of this is along  the, foot walls.". Values seem to be best  in the center of the vein.  Supt. J. A. Veotch of tbe Fern mino  was in town duriug the week aud stated  that everything was running smoothly nt  tbe miue. None of tbe machinery had'  yet arrived for increasing the capacity of  tbe plant but was expected to arrive in  good time. What be is most auxiously  looking for uow is tbe arrival ot the electric light machiuery aud he expects to  bave tbe plant in operation before"the  expiration of mauy days." Mr. Innis is  now nt the const but is expected back  soou.  A Despondent Miner.  Disheartened Uy the ill success which  bad attended his mining ventures Edward P. Suydam, a prospector, fatally,  shot himself in tbe right temple at Boss-  land, Monday evening iu his room in the  War Eagle hotel. He leaves a wife aud  children at Castle, Montana.  Kepurt "<>n the Kveniiix Stnr.    -  ���������  ".Alexander Dick, the, minbig expert  of Rossland, was in Nelson last Wednesday,- en loute home from .Slocan  City where he went in thc interest of  a lxindon syndicate to examine and report upon tlio Evening Star mine. Mr.  Dick would not divulge Ins findings.  Rvtflslrnflon KMih I'rovincial Companies,  Cariboo Miuiuj,', Milling and Smelting  Companv. Capital stock, $800,000 iu ,$!>  shares. Head office, Camp McKinney.  W. A. Hawley, attorney, Camp Mc-  Kiuuey.  Ilattie ISrowu Gold Mining Company.  Capital stock, SI,000,000-in .$1 shares.  Head' office, liossland. James Morris,  attorneyyEosslaud^1*"   "^"i       " "  Nc������ K.'illtvuyx.  It. T. .Elliott has npplied for a bill for  tbe incorporation of a companyito construct a railroad from "Pyramid Harbor,  Lynn canal, to tbe northern boundary of  British Columbia.  II. E. A. Robertson .has applied for  bills ~ for the incorporation of four companies to construct railways ns follows:  from Skeena river to tbe eastern bonn-'  dary of tho province; from Tesliii lake to  the coast ot B. C: from Rossland to Robson; from Fort Steele''to the International boundnay line.      ~  License Extra I'rovincial Companies.  Galena Mines Ld. Capital stock,  ������550,000 in ������1 shares. Head office in  Loudon, Eng.~ Percy W. Evans, attorney, Vancouver, B. C.  Vancouver and British Columbia General Exploration Co., Ld. Capital stock  ������25,000 in ������1 shares. Head office, London, E'pg. Percy W. Evuds. attorney,  Vancouver, B. C.  Sunshine Ltd. Capital stock, ������300,-  000 in ������1 shares. Head office, Victoria.  A. E. McPhillips. attorney," Victoria.  Granite Creek Miring Co. Ld. Capital  stock; Sl-50,000 in $10 shares. Head  office, Montreal, Quebec. F. J. Fulton,  attorney, Kamloops.  The Exchange Abandoned  News has been received that the  New Gold Fields of British Columbia  in which Sir Charles Tupper is largely  interested, has abandoned the Exchange mine near Slocan City. About  20 men.who have been employed for  the past five or six months have been  paid off and released and the work has  been shut down. The cause for . the  abandonment was the unsatisfactory  result, it being reported that the vein  pinched out. There is about 100 feet  of shaft work and 150 feet of tunneling done on the property.       ^  ^&  ��������� .    ^  THE D0H0THY CLAIM.  I'roimM'd Smeller nl >'aWn>|i.  U. L. Simmons has purchased'SO acres  near Nnknsp for a smelter site, nud has  also , secured tlio water rights'in thnt  vicinity for tho use of the proposed smel-  ,ter. Mr. Simmons'.snyB that it is the  intention of himself and associates to  erect a smelter' ou the site, rt will beao  plant similiar in .some respects to the  one at Trail. There ia plc-utyot ore in  thnt vicinity, lie s.iys, to keep a smelter  in operaliou.  "��������� It    is thought   at Nakusp that  Mr. ���������  Simmons is connected with the parties,,  who are about,to erect a smelter nt Vancouver.      This company, it is claimed,  intends to erect smelters at several points  in the Kootenay "country,  nnd to send  tbe product of these plants to the central  refinery at Vancouver for separation into  the several metals that are in the matte.-  ���������Herald.,  "'  ror I'ritatc Kill*.  A Slurau  Property   That  Kencnililcs   the  Famous Kuth.  D. C. Clark, one of the original owners  of tbe Ruth mine of Slocan and who at  present is interested hi the Dorothy claim j Province by way of Parsnip rive  Bodwell, Irving .t Duff have published  notice that they will on behalf of the  Canadian Pacific Navigation company,  apply  for additional  power  to carry on  [ the business of carriers by land aud  water, warehousemen and forwarding  agents. They will,also apply for the  incorporation of a railway and colonization company to build and operate a railway from the head of navigation on  Skeeaa river to Yellow Head pass cr to  ; a point on the eastern boundary of the  c ��������� ���������  i  *    V.-  m  i  '-it  i i  1,  J >i'  THE MINER, NELSON  B. C, SATURDAY, DEC/18-1897.  i,  c:i       i'm������t- ������������������-* _  5!Elie JRiner.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays, and  ��������� will be mailed to any address in Canada or  Lhe United States ror one year on receipt of  , two dollars.   Single copies five cent?.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of,$:5 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT/ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each sub-  Hcqucnt insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months arc  classed transient.  AIX COMMUNICATIONS lo the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address  of the writer, not necessarily for publication, bat as evidence of roo:1 faith.  TIIE LABKIj on your paper shows the dale on  whieh your paid up subscription expires.  If in arrears kindly remit nnd sec that the  date is changed, which should be sufficient  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at the  shortest notice.  Aoonaas  "'  The Miner Printing* Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  ft  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE. No. 23. A. F.&A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethern invited.  \V. B. Shaw, Secretary.  I. O. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  ' No. 10, meets every Monday night,  at  their Hall,  Kootenay st-ect.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSON, Secretary.  SATUBDAY. DEC. 18.1897.  THE LAST   CHANCE.  May the day be long distant when  Nelson lots will agaiii bo bought for  thirty dollars. Such was a remark  overheard at the sale on Wednesday,  That day will not come until its mines  are worked out, its smelters idle, its  railway tracks overgrown and the  waters of its beautiful lake disturbed  only by wild fowl, Nelson sinks back  into the pitiful condition of a'deserted  niining town. As far as human foresight can pierce the future, that day is  many years off. All around are mines  that have only just commenced to work  with rich stores of ore in sight sufficient for years to come and by analogy  rich reserves as yet untouched even  by the prospector's drill.   ,  By the sale on Wednesday the Government pvactically ceases to be one  of the owners of Nelson. All the lots  left, with the exception of block 49 and  the land-on which the government  buildings themselves stand, were put  up and every one sold at prices that  surprised even the knowing ones. The  area rateable for city purposes is thus  very materially increased. It is to be  hoped that the civic authorities will  not use this as a ground for further  expenditure, but by spreading the liability over more territory make the  . taxes lighter.  -TheCanadian^Pacific-Railway-Co  considerable experience of sound old  five per cent companies in London  whose respectability extends even to  "the whiskers of their solemn ines-  sengeis, and which are as far removed  from the companies with which Messrs  Tinner and Pooley identify themselves as a Mansion House dinner is from  a Klondike hash.  The apology makes a feeble attempt  to justify the occurence as an attempt  to  introduce  British   capital   to   thc  province.   If this is so why do ministers and other public persons presist-  antly mix themselves up  with shady  concerns,  to wit Mr.  Forbes   George  Vernon our Agent General,  and-" the  Horne Payne   outfit,   and carefully  avoid the more   reputable   undertakings of which there are plenty about. It  costs cash to get into thc latter, while  an entry into the former often produces   an " immediate   profit   without  any outlay at all.   In   this   particular  case however the scope of the companies of which Messrs. Turner and Pooley have become decoy ducks is not in  the Province of British Columbia at  all, but in the Yukon district  of   the  Northwest Territories.     We   cannot  recall any instance in which the public men of those Territories have sacrificed themselves for us and there seems  no special] reason   why   their   altars  should reek   with   British   Columbia  blood.  The. main foundation of the defence,  however, is built up on the fact that  five judges of the High'Court of England and the Master of the Rolls himself are upon tho directorate of the  Law Guarantee & Trust Co., while  Lord Salisbury is the chairman of the  board of directors of the University  Life Assurance Co. Now here the  tenderfoot is plainly visible. It is a  common delusion of thc species that  no one else knows anything at all  about English affairs arid that all the  inhabitants of a province are so  wrapped up in their own affairs that  they know nothing about anything  else. Nothing could be more erroneous than tbis impression. In this  province especially are to be found  men not only from England but from  PBOFESSIOSAL CAB08.  mas  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  vour   attention   to    our  IHRISTIE & ANNABLE" INSURANCE  if- Real Estate and Rental Agent:- District  Agent Canada Life AsHvirance Company.  Money to loan.   Ofllco opposito Post Office. 770  c  ^rrTTttTT'TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT^X  H. HOLDICH, ASSAYER AND . ANA-  ,.,   lytieal Chemist, Hall street, Nelson. 701  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   NO-  i.   tary Public, Slocan City.      ,        *<*  ML. GRIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.. Sandon  B. C. t*3*'  C"1 EO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUR-  X geon.   Ollice, Baker street, 3 doow weist  of potitolllce, up stairs. (571)  EM. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT,  ���������   Fire  Insurance   and   Mining   Broker,  Sandon, B. C. 600  H  H  H  H. M. VINCENT  Merchant Tailor  BAKER   STREET  NELSON  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER,  Solicitor, etc. Sole Agent fortheCana  dian Fire Insurance Co. Real Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City. B.U  (541)  GORE. BURNET tt CO.. PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C. Room No. 4, over  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store. ������������  FOR RENT.  Immense  Stock of >^  Toys  Dolls  Fancy Goods  Perfumes and  Toilet Articles  Now Opening   Up������������������������*;-  Our Stock has been carefully selected to meet  the varied wants of the  Citizens of Nelson, and  comprises the largest  and most varied line  of presentation goods  ever shown in this city.  Convenient cottage. Central, on Victoria  street. Furniture for sale, cheap. Apply at  Minkk Office.  AVCOIISTASTQ.  kriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiii^.  LAW   SUITS  J    J. CAMPBELL,  Accountant. Auditor.  m   Etc.   Post Office Box 48.   Office, Turner  Block. <810>  Are embarrassing but one of Our  Suits is a thing of beauty and a  joy  for  a   long time.  Ask to See  44Just   Opened"  THE  FERN  CIOAR   STORE  Next door to Spokane Northern ticket office  Wc carry a full line of    .   TnhaCCOS  English and American    l VUOWW  Imported ahd Domestic CIO ASS  Gi ^cai, MOHER & BLISS  Our  Snowshoes  at $2.50  J. A. GILKER  Postoffice Store  823  J.O. PATENAUPE  OPTICIAN &  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tested for Astigmatism.  All   kinds of   fine  watch and clock  Repairing. ,  SATISFACTION  GliABAVIKED *r   HOMEY  REFIISDED. *������������  every part of the globe, civilized and  uncivilized and nowhere could a more  general knowledge of the world's affairs be gathered.  Now the Law Guarantee & Trust Co.  is as its name implies-a company for  insuring the fidelity of trustees of  funds, especially of those involved in  litigation. So urgent had the need  for some organization of this sort be-  come, in consequence of heavy losses  through individual dishonesty that a  corporate body of unimpeachable integrity and itself guaranteed by the  first names in the world became an  * W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  1NHHHAKCK ��������������������� ��������� ��������� ���������  C4IM* ISMOft AliVST.  VIOTORIA ST..   '     NELSON. B. O.  ^777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777^  F.Ll. OSLER and J. W.CARWIN  Mining and  Real Estate Agents:  3STEH-S03ST      -     ������������     ,-      B.C.  S  S  S  S  S  S  s  s  5  Beef, Pork and fluttoii  A Car of.  Wild   Geese,   Ducks,  Chickens and   Turkeys  also1  Do  not  fail   to  get  a wild  goose for your  Christmas  dinner.  Order  early  and   make   your  choice.  Red   Front  Grocery  ^w������"���������sC.   HARRINGTON   &   CO.  BAKER  STREET,   East of Josephine. is  796  S  S  v������  N  S  N  S  S  N  S  S  S  S  N  S  N  N  S  S  i   STKBKi,   jMisi 01  JOHupniuc. -   . is   isw v,  still owns a large portion of the town  and their policy is not to put up their  property to" auction, letting the good  and bad go together but rather to sell  off lot by lot at the best price they can  get. In Addition A it. is understood  that a large number if hot all of the  remaining,lots have passed into the  hands of a syndicate who do not intend to sell them in a hurry. The last  chance is therefore probably gone for  acquiring'a piece of land in anything  like a central position for a triHc.  Henceforth the price of land will  harden and tho tendency will be to encourage the filling iip of the suburbs  such as Bogus Toyvn or the far limits  of Addition A.  " Significant of the rise in prices is the  sale, of the lot at the corner of Baker  and Ward Strcets.on which Mr. May's  barber shop and Messrs. Wallace &  . Miller's clothing store stand. - This  has just changed hands on a basis" of  84000 for the land alone equal to $1553  per foot frontage. This is by far the  ��������� highest price paid yet for city property,  and "may be taken as an indication of  the increased importance and value of  the town. " -  TURNER'S APOLOGIST.  Over the signature "B. B." appears  in the Colonist an apology for Messrs.  Turner and Pooley, a column and a  half long. Tt is not right or proper,  from a journalistic point, of view to  tear aside the sacred veil of secrecy  hung around an author by a nom de  plume, but in this c.ise the disguise is  so thin that at any rate to us in Nelson the blushing apologist stands revealed iii the person of a tenderfoot j  with a leaning towards the law. Tfj  this surmise is correct the gentleman  in question is understood to have had ���������  absolute necessity-and was organized.  The names of its grave directors were  not put at its head to catch the pennies of unsuspecting investors, it  wanted little capital and that  wiis easily obtained, but the names of  the judges and of Lord Esher were  thore to show its customers, the people who did.business with it, that their  affairs were' in safe hands. Will  Messrs. Turner and Pooley so act that  theirs will carry the same conviction!'  Have; they so acted as trustees for the  public in their high offices as Minis-  tors of the Crown? Did Mr. Forbes  George Vernon, their- late comrade  and fellow minister, and now trusted  agent in London so act to the shareholders of the wretched Fraser River  concern? ���������  While quoting, instances of the connection of groat public men jvith companies it mightbewelltoreinind,'B.B.'|  j of the incident of the Rt. Hon. :A. J.  Mundella, President of the,.Board of  Trade in Mr. Gladstone's last cabinet,  and the New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Co., of which he was a director.  It will be remembered that the affairs  of this company became involved and  though ifc was manifest that Mr. Mundella was entiiely tree of all blame in  the matter, he was compelled to retire  at once from his high office.  Unfortunately our Provincial Ministers and public men could scarcely  follow Mr. Mundella's example or there  would have to be a general, election  about once a month.  it  leather Goods  ��������� o     1  In   Purses,   Writing  Cases, Work  and Jewel  Boxes,   Dressing   Cases  _. j n--great_^v_ariety  I". C. GAMBLE j.l\ FRANCIS J. CVRLII-LY.  M. inst. C.E.   M. Can. Soc. C.E. ���������      Aswc. M. Inst. CL.  M. Am. Soc. C.E.   I'.L.S. for B.C. r. L.S. for B.C.       ���������  (Late Kw. Eng. Dep. r.f Tub. Wk>.. Rosjaiul, B.C.  of CaiLiiiu in B.C.)  Nelson, B.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEERS,     9     9     9  9     PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS;  Accountants and General Agents.  Agents Insurance Co. ot North America.  NELSON -       (?87l        ���������=- B- c-  Sterling Silver  Electro=Plated  Ware  and  MINES EXAMINED  AND'RErORTED ON BY -  FrMrCHAPPOUBN-  Twenty years'' experience ia mining. *  Thorough  knowledge of mines ot British  Colnmbia,   Terms Reasonable.  7U NELSON, 0. O.  G. D. CURTIS  -^fcJAR 0 H lTfeCTE=Ng-  625 ".OVER THOMSONS' BOOK 8TOBB.  BUBBER  B GOODS J  E        '���������'"'���������  E  B4������BEJt  ���������<3J>  57"6"  In WUhiifff OUr Ntemerote������ CUibmeriL  A MERRY XMAS  The rush into the Klondyke next  spring will be nothing to the scramble  out of it in the fall.  For the^  Little Ones  = Our line of Toys, Dolls,  Games and Novelties  baffles  description.  V      ' Our Stock is All " New  and Prices Right,   v  An Inspection of our  Stock is invited. We  will be pleased tP show  our. goods.  CANADA ....  DRUG & BOOK  COMPANY...  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  -,Owck:  NELSON   AND   BOSSLAND, B. 0.  140  DRESSMAPNOPARLOBS  _ Miss Emma Sirjit)} begs to say  that ������Up tins i-enipyed her Pa*:.  ..-- lors to the Traves' Block,  Baker St., upstairs, where she.  will be pleased to meet all her  old customers and many new.-  ones.  _MISS EMMA SMITH.  Wei would like them and the Public  in general to remember that our  Stock is Complete and Prices Right.  CANDY  during next week very qheap.  ������66  M. Des Brisay & Co.  A UtilUir, a Violin, a. Mandolin, an Auto-  harp, a Kanjo,  nt Thomson Stationery Co., LM.  C. E, MALLETTE ���������     ��������� - - ��������� W: R. JOHNSON  O.E. MALLETTE & CO.  ���������>     DEALERS   IN  HAY ^ FEED  ��������������� AND #. PRODUCE  Fresh Butter, Eggs and Vegetables always in  "    o   Stock at Lowest Market Rates.    Agents Lion  Brewery,   Jlossjarid, B. (G. - \ " - .  BAKER STREET, .        NELSON, B. Q.  LIMITED  807  1  Corner of Baker...  .. t and Stanley Streets  TOYS . . .  PRESENTS  GIFTS . .  HEINTZMAN PlANOg  Call to see the ��������� 11       ^^tm  ..Transposing Piano  fOL  Thomson Stationery Go. Ltd-  362 NELSON, B. C.  COAL!    COAL!   COAL!  Having been appointed agents for the,Northern Pacific Coal Company,  any orders left with-us will have prompt attention.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY, Baker St., Nelson.j  We-are also agents for the Victof Gil Co., Ltd., manufacturers otj  Monarch Cylinder Grease (Solidified Cylinder Oil), Monarch Lubricants'  (or Solidified Oils), Insurance Company of North America, The Imperial  Insurance Company, Ltd., of London, England, The Canada Accident!  Assurance Company.  m  . , , Plate Glass Assurance ... TH������ MINER, NELSON   B.C., SATURDAY* DEC. 18/1897.  "3 -  J  -^ZELSOII-T  BOORS, -SASHES and TURNED W98K,;  BRACKET?] and OfTIGE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   GlJ/lZ������A.l^T.EHp.v  PRICES REASONABLE._  THOS. GRAY  LSON, B. C.      >  M. Ii. !;SM1TH ������ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  ^ctritee:  foe price .list.  VICTORIA -        B.C. (212YY  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson; Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and CuredjMeats at reasonable prices. ''  Orders.by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt.attention.-  sso  Joseph A- SaiJWard  L  UMBER! LUMBER!!  Air kinds  of Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ^r^EROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRIGES.  ��������� ������* PILOT BAY, B. Q<  %^^^%^%%%^^%%>%%%V^  troiig & Mditisoiv  v:#  ��������� MANUFACTURERS 01?   "' " "~ ? ^"^ ^ '��������� '"~  /^ PIPE    ALL SIZES  _.'* GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  # Complete Water Works Outfit -^^^3^  0 ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  f    715^SbIY ^VANCOUVER, B.C.  ������._ **t> -������������  A thin oily fibre-food flutd,"which  \->     sinks into the pores leaving a  velvetybiirnishing film outside.  .   Rub  this  friction  coat a  little, and Io I��������� a brilliant,  .Jfg^.    lasting,   lustre   dawns  through it.- *  Neither varnish, turpentine,  nor wax, to parch leather or seal up its pores, in���������  #ter Shoe Poush  m*x  .*  /W%ymVQ&%y&&&>\  ���������J. A. <-H.Kt.lt, S������Ic Agent for XcIsoh.  (������l      ������Ri:KX KRO8., Agents at Kaslo.  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS  MOTORS  ENGINES . ,t.  BOILERS      j!  WATER WHEELS  FIRE HOSE  WA TER ^SUPPLIES  CHANOLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box 20 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C  "    ��������� IJSTCOBPOBATED   1670.  THE -   V  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people-claim to sell the best Flour.  We   do  not   make   claims,   but   only   ask  the favor   of a trial.     Our   Hungarian is  v acknowledged by all   unprejudiced  people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C.  Mf  rss\  A^  'MX  J  A Romance of London Streets.  BY MARIE CORELLI.  Mr  -.!  Mr  >&<  A^-  A dark, ��������� desolate December night���������a  night that clung to tho metropolis like 11  wet black shroud���������ft night in which tho  heavy, low-hanging vapors meltod every  now and then in a slow, reluctant rain,  cold as icicle drops in a rock-cavern.  People passed and repassed ln the streets  like ghosts in a bad dream; the twinkling gaslight showed them at one moment rising out of the fog; und then disappearing from view as though suddenly  ingulfed in a vaporous ebon sea. - With  muffled, angry shrieks, the metropolitan  trains deposited their shoals of shivering,  coughing travelers at the several stations; whero sleepy, officials, rendered  vicious by the weather, snatched thb  tickets from their hands with offensive  husto and muchness. Omnibus conduc-.  tors grew ill-tempered and abusive without'any seemingly adequate reason; shopkeepers became flippant, disobliging and  careless of custom; cabmen-/ shouted  derisive or denunciatory language after  their rapidly retreating fares; in short,  everybody was in a discontented, almost  spiteful humor, with the oxception.of  those few aggressively cheerful persons  who are'in the habit of always making  the best of everything, even bad weather..  Down tho long wide vista of the Cromwell Road, Kensington, ' tho fog-had it  all its own Way; if swept ���������on steadily  liko thick smoke from a huge Are, choking the throats and blinding the eyes of  foot passengers, stealing through - the  crannies ofthe houses nnd chilling the  blood of even those luxurious individuals  who, seated in elegant drawing-rooms  before blazing fires, easily forgot that  there were such bitter things as cold and  poverty in that outside world against  which they had . barred their windows.  At one house in'particular���������a house with  gaudy glass doors and somewhat soiled  yellow silk curtains at" the windows���������a  houso that plainly.said to itself���������"Done  up for show!" to all who cared to examine its exterior���������there stood a closed  brougham, drawn by a prancing pair of  fat horses.; A coachman.of distinguished  iippearance sat oh the box;'a footman-of  irreproachable figure- stood waiting on  the ��������� pavement, - his yellow-gloved ��������� hand  resting elegantly .on the polished silver  ���������knob of the carriage door. Both ��������� these  gentlemen were.-resolute and inflexible  of faco; they looked'as if they had determined on some great deed that should  move the world to wild applause���������but,  truth to teli; they had only just finished  a highly satisfactory "meat tea," and  beforo this grave'silence had fallen upon  them they, had been.- discussing the advisability of broiled steak and onions for  supper. The coachman had inclined to  plain ' mutton-chops -as being easier of  digestion; the footman had earnestly,  asseverated his belief in the superior suc-  oulonce and sweetness of,. the steak7 ahd  onions, and in the end he had gained hia  point. This 'weighty question being  settled, they .had gradually grown reflective.on.tho.past, present and futuro joys  of eatiiig "at son-.e que else's expense,'and  .In this3 bland and pleasing state of meditation they were still -absorbed. The  hordes were' impatient and pawed the  muddy ground with many a toss of their  long manes and tails, the steam from  their glossy coats mingling .with the ever-  thickening density of- tho fog. In tho  white stone steps of tho residence beforo  which they waited was an almost invisible bundle, apparently shapeless and immovable. Neither of the two gorgeous  personages in livery observed it; it was  too far back in a dim corner, too un-  obstrusive.for the casual regard of their  lofty eyes. ��������� Suddenly the glass doors before mentioned were thrown apart with  a clattering noise, a warmth and. radiance from tho entrance hall thus displayed  _streamed into the ; foggy street, and at  tiie same inst^rt~tHe^f6otman7=still~with"'  grave and .imperturbable 'countenance,,  opened tho brougham. - An elderly lady,  richly drsssed,' with diamonds sparkling  in, her gray hair, came rustling down tho  steps, bringing with her faint odors of  patcholl and violet powder. ' She was  followed by a girl of doll-like p'rettiness  with a������ snub nose and petulant little  mouth, who held,up her satin.; and lace  skirts witha'sort of fastidious disdain as  thougli she scorned to'set foot on earth  that was not carpeted with the best velvet pile. As they approached their., carriage, the inert dark bundle, crouched in  the corner," started,- into 'life���������a woman  witli wild hair and wilder eyes���������whose  pale lips quivered with suppressed wtep-  ing as her piteous voice broke into sudden clamor���������  "'Oh, liidv!" slia cried, "for the love "of  God a trifle!" Oh, lady, lady!"  But tho "lady," with a-, contemptuous  sn'ii'f and a shake of . her scented garments, passed her before sho could continue her appeal, and she turned with ������  sort of faint hope to the softer face of the  girl.  "Oh, my dear, do have pity!. Just the  smallest little thing, and God will bless  you! You are rich and happy���������and I am  starving! Only a penny. For the baby���������  the poor little baby!" and she made as  though she would topen ��������� her tattered  shawl and reveal-soir.e treasuro,hidden  therein, but shrunk'back repelled by tho  cold, merciless gaze that full upon lior  from thoso eyes in which, youth dwelt  without tenderness.  "You have no.,business oii our doorstep, "-said the girl, harshly. "Go away,  directly, or I shall tell iny.servant to call  a policeman."  Then as she enterad' the brougham"  after her mother she addressed tlio re-  spcctable footman -angrily, giving |him  the benefit of a strong nasal intonation:���������  "Howard, why do you let such dirty  beggars come near the carriage? What  are you paid for, I.should like to know?.  It .is perfectly disgraceful to the house!"  "Very sorry, miss!" said the footman,  gravely; "I didn't see the���������the person  before." Then shutting the brougham  door he turned with a dignified air to  the unfortunate creaturo who still lingered near, and with a sweeping gesture  of hi3 gold-embroidered coat-sleeve, said  majestically :--  "Do you 'ear? Be hoff!"  Then having thus performed his duty,  he mounted tho box; beside his friend the  coachman, and tho equipage rattled  quickly away, its gleaming lights soon  lose in the smoke-laden vapors that  dropped downward like funeral hangings  from the invisible sky to tho scarcely  visible ground. Left to herself, tne woman who had vainly sought charity from  those in whom no charity existed, looked  up despairingly as ' ono distraught and  seemed as though she would have given  vent to somo florce exclamation, when a  feeble wail came pitifully forth from the,  sheltering folds of hor shawl. She restrained herself instantly, and walked on  at a rapid pace, scarcely.heeding whither  she went, till she reached the Catholic  church known as the "Oratory." Its unfinished facado loomed darkly out of the  fog; thero was" nothing picturesque or  inviting about it, yet there .were people  passing softly in and out, and through  the swinging to arid fro of tho red bai/.e-  covcred doors there came a comforting  warm glimmer of light. Tho woman  paused, hesitated���������and then having .apparently mado up her mind, ascended the  broad steps, looked in and finally entered.  The' place was strange to ' her���������she knew  nothing of its religious meaning, and its  cold, uncompleted appearance oppressed  her. There were only some hulf-dozon  persons scattered about like black specks  in its vast white interior, and the fog  hung heavily in tho 'vaulted dome and  dark little chapels. One corner alone'  blazed with brilliancy and color���������this  was tho Altar of the Virgin. Toward' it  tho tired vagrant made'her' way, and^on  reaching it sank on tho nearest chair'as  though exhausted. Sho did not raise her  eyes to the marble splendors of the shrine  ���������one of tho masterpieces of old Italian  art���������she had been merely attracted to the  spot by the glitter of the lamps antl  candles, and took no thought as to the  reason of their being lighted, though she  was sensible of a certain comfort in the-  soft luster shed around her. Sho seemed  still young; her"face,, rendered haggard  by long and bitter privation, showed  traces of past beauty, and her eyes, full  of. feverish trouble, were large, dark and  still lustrous. Her mouth alone���������that  sensitive betrayor of the life's good and  bad actions���������revealed that ��������� nil chad not;  been well with ��������� her; its lines were'hard  and .vicious, and the ��������� resentful curve of  the upper lip spoke of foolish pride, not  unmixed with reckless sensuality.-. She'  sat for a moment or two motionless���������  then with exceeding care and tenderness  she bo.g'an to unfold her thin, torn shawl'  by gentle degrees, looking down with  anxious solicitude at the object concealed  within. Only a baby���������and withal a-baby  so tiny and white and frail that it seemed  as though it must melt like a snow-flake  beneath tho lightest touch. As its .wrappings were loosened it opened a pair of.  large, solemn blue eyes, and gazed at the  woman's faco with a strange, pitiful  wistfulness. It lay quiet, without a  moan, - a pinched, pale miniature of  suffering humanity���������an Infant with sorrow's mark painfully impressed upon its  drawn, small features. Presently it  stretched forth a puny hand and feebly-  caressed its protectress, nnd this, too,  with the faintest, glimmer of a smile.  The woman responded to its affection  with ascrt. of rapture; she caught, it  fondly to her breast and covered it witli  kissesrrocking it to and fro with broken  words of endearment. "My little darling," she whispered, softly. "My. little  pet! Yes, yes, I know! So tired, so cold  and .hungry.' Never mind, baby, never  mind! -wc wil rest here 'a little, then we  will sing a song presently and get' some  money to tako us home. Sleep a while  longer, dearie! Thore! now wo are warm  and cozy again."  So saying, she rearranged her shawl in  closer, and tighter folds so as to protect  the child more thoroughly. ' While she  was engaged in this operation, a lady in  deep mourning-passed close-by her,-and  advancing to the very steps of the altar,  knolt down, hiding. her face with her  clasped hands. -The tired wayfarer's attention was attracted .by this; she gazed  with a sort of dull wonder at the .kneeling figure robed in rich rustling silk and  crape, and gradually her eyes wandered-  upward, till they rested on the gravely  sweet arid serenely smiling marble image  of tho_ Virgin and Child. She looked  and looked again���������surprised���������incredulous; then suddenly rose to her feet'and  made her way to tho altar railing. There  she paused, staring vaguely ,at a basket  of flowers, white and odorous, that had  been left there by somo reverent worshiper.' She glanced doubtfully at the  swinging silver lamps, tho twinkling  candles; she was conscious, too, of a sua-  tle,_. strangej _fragran������e in   the: air,   as  -though a basketTfuirof springyiole^samT  daffodils had jU3t b-'en carried "by; then,  as" her "wandering gaze came back to'the  solitary woman in lilack, who stiil. knslt  motionless near her, a sort of choking  sensation came into her throat and a  stinging moisture struggled in - her eyes.  She strove to'turn this hysterical sensation to a low laugh of disdi-in.  "Lord,'Lord!" she muttered beneath  her breath, "what' sort oi pi .oj is r:\i;,  whero they pray to a woman and baby:"'"  At that moment the woman iu i i.-.i-i;  rose; she was young, with a iimv.i1, fair,  but-weary face. Ker eyes lighted on her  soiled and poverty-stricken sis.*!;-, and  she'paused with a pitying look, ihe  street wanderer made use of tho <j:_"j:-  tuuity thus offered',- and in an uivi-nn  whisper implored charity. The lady drew  out a purse, then - lioiritated, locking  wistfully at thc bundle in tlu shawl.  "You havo a litclo ehilit there!-" .flirt  asked in gentle accent*. "May 1 see it?"  "Yes, lady;" and tho wrapper was  turned down sufficiently to disclosa tho  tiny whito face," now infinitely more  touching than ever, in thc pathos of sirup.  "I lost my littlo one a week a<ro,'' said  the lady, simply, (, as she laok'wd at ic.  "He'was all I had." Her voice trembled,  she opened her pursoaud placed a half  crown in the hand of .her astonished supplicant. "You ara happier than I am;  perhaps you will praj for me! I am very  lonely!"  Then dropping her long crapy veil so  that it completely hid her. features, sho  bent'her head and moved softly away.  The woman watched her till lier graceful  figure was completely lost- in the gloom  of tho great church. <ind theii turned  again vaguely to the altar.  ���������"Pray for her!" she thought. "I! As  if I could pray!" And sho smiled bitterly. Again she looked at the statue in  the shrine; it had no mennintt at all for  her. She had never heard of Christianity  save through the medium of tract, whose  consoling title had been "Stop! You Aro.  Going to Hell!" Religion of every sort  was mocked at. by "those among-whom  her lot wns cast, the name of Christ was  only used as a convenience to swear-by,"  and therefore this mysterious smiling,,  gently inviting marble figure was incomprehensible,to her mind.'  "As if, I could- pray!" she repeated,  with a sort of derision. Then she 1 joked  at the broad silver coin in her hand and  the sleeping baby in her arms. With a  sudden' impulse sho dropped on h������r knees.  "Whoever you are," she ��������� muttered, ad-'  dressing the statue above lier, "it seems  you've got a child of your own; perhaps  you'll help me to take care of' this ons-.  It isn't mine; I wish it was! Any way,  I love it more than its own mother doee.  I daro say you won't listen to   the   lik*M  "Here's Liz  How' much  us   to a drop  steadily;   the  of-iiiei but if there was God anywhore  about I'd ask Him to bless that good  soul that's lost her baby. I bless her with  all my heart, but my blessing ain't good  for much. Ah!" and slie surveyed anew  tho Virgin's serone white countenance,  "you just look as if you understood me,  but I don't bolieve you do! Xevor mind,  I've said all I wanueil to say this   timo."  Her- strange petition, or father discourse, concluded, sl>0 rosu ,in<* walked  away: Tho great doors of tha church  swung heavily behind her as sho stepped  out and stood onco moro in tho muddy  street. It was mining steadily���������a fine,  cold, penetrating rain. But the coin she  held was a talisman against outer dis  comforts, und sho continued to walk on  till sho camo to a clean-looking dairy,  where for a couplo of peneo she was :;bl.:i  to replenish the infant's long ago emptied  feeding-bottle, but she purchased nothing  for herself. She had starved all day, and  was now too faint to eat. Soon slia ir.i-  tered an omnibus" and was drivja to  Charing. Cross, and alighting ab thc  great station, brilliant with its electric  light," she naced up and down outside of  it, accosting several of tho passers-by and  imploring their pity. Oue m:in gave her  a penny; another, young ami handsome,  with a flushed, intemperate face, and a  look of his fast-fading boyhood still about,  him, put his hand in his pocket and drew'-1  out all the loo-ie coppers it contained,  amounting to three pennies and an odd  farthing, and dropping thein into hor  outstretched palm, s.iid half gayly. hsilf  boldly:���������  "You ought to do batter thau that  with thoso big eyes of yours!" She drew  back and shuddered; he broke; into a  coarse laugh and went his way. - Stand-.  ing where ho had left her, she seemed  for a time lost in -wretched reflections,  the fretful, walling cry of the child she  carried roused her, and hushing it softly  she murniured: "Yes, yes, darling, it is  too wet and cold for you; wc had. better  go." And acting suddenly on her resolve,  she hailed'"^another omnibus, this time  bound for Tottenham Court Road, and  was, after some dreary jolting, set down  at her final destination���������a dirty alley in  the worst part ot Seven Dials. Entering  it, sho was hailod with a shout of deri  sivo laughter from some rough-looking  men and women, who wero standing  grouped round a low gin shop at the  corner.  - "Here's Liz!" cried one.  and the bloomin' kid!"  "Now, old gel, fork out!  'ave you go't, Liz? Treat  all round!"   ,  Liz walked past them  conspicuous curve of her upper "lip came  into full play and her eyes Hashed disdainfully, but she said nothing. Her  silence exasperated a tangle-haired, c.it-  facod girl of some seventeen years,'who,  more than half drunk, sat on the grouivd  clasping her knees with both arms and  rocking herself lazily to and fro.  "Mother Mawks!" cried she, "Mother'  Mawks! You're wanted! Here's Liz come  back with your baby!"  .As if her words had been a powerful  incantation to summon forth an evil  "spirit, a door in one of tho miserable  houso was thrown open, and a stout  -woman, nearly naked to the waist, with  a swollen, blotched and most hideous  countenance, rushed out furiously, and  darting at Liz, shook her violently by  thc arm. ' a  "Where's my shullin'?" she yelled,  "Where's my gin? Out with, it! Out with'  my shullin' and fourpenca!' None of your  sneakin' ways with me;', a . bargain's - a  bargain all tlie world over! You're makin' a fortin' with niy babby���������yer know  y'are; pays j'er a deal better than yer  old trade! Don't say it don't���������yer knows  it do. ��������� Yer'll not find such a sickly kid  anywheres, an' it's tho sickly kids wot  pays an' moves the 'arts of tho kyind  ladies and good gentlemen"���������this., with  an imitative whine that excited tho  laughter and" appLiuse of hor hearers.  "You've got it cheap, I kin tell yer, au'  if yer don't pay up reg.'lar there's others  that'll take the chance, and thankful,  tool"' .   "  She stopped for lack of breath, and  Liz spoke quietly:���������  "It's all ��������� right, Mother Mawks," sho  said, with an attempt at a smile;  "here's your shillng, here's the four pen-  .nies-fot-the-gin.,^ Ldonlt._o.WP_vn_u__at.jr-_  thing for the child now." She stopped  and hesitated,' looking dowu tenderly at  the frail creature in her arms, then added,'almost pleadingly, "It's asleep,now.  May I tako it with mo "to-night?"-  ' Mother Mawks, who .hud been testing  the coins Liz had given her, by hiting  them ferociously with her large yellow  teeth,broke into a loud laugh.  "Take it with yer! I like that! Wot  impertenco! Take it with ye.r!" Then,.  with her huge red arms akimbo, she added, with a grin, '.'Tell yer wot, if yer  likes'to pay. mo 'arf a crown, yer_ can  'avo it to cuddle an' welconio!"       "   -  Another" shout of approving merriment  burst from the drink-sodden spectators  of the littlo pccne.'and the girl crouched  on tho ground, removed her encircling  hands from her kne.s to clap theni loud  ly, as slie exclaimed:���������  "Well done, Mother Mawks! Ona doesn't let out kids at ��������� night for nothing!  "Tought to be more expensive than daytime!" ������  The faco of "Liz had grown whito  rigid.  "You know I can't give you  money," she said, slowly. "1 have  tasted bit or drop all day, I "must  though it doesn't seem worth will!...  The child,".and her voico softened involuntarily, "is fast asleep;.it's a pity in  wake it, that's all. It will cry and "fret.  all night, and���������and I would mako it  warm and comfortable if you'd let "me."  She raised her eves hopefully and anxiously, "Will-you?"  Mother Mawks was evidently iv lady of  an excitable disposition. The simple request seemed to drive lier nearly frantic.  Sho raised her voice to an absolute  scream, thrusting , her dirty hand.,  through her still dirtier hair as the'  proper accompanying gesture to :her1'  vituperative oratory.  'Will I! Willi:" she screeched. "Will  I let out my hown babby for tiie night  for nothing? Will I? Xo, I won.t! I'll see  yer blowed into the middle of noxt week  fust! Lor' ;i' jnusFoyS 'ow 'igh an'  mighty we are gittin', to be sure! Tho  babby'll bo quiet with you, Miss l_iz;  will it, hindeed! An' it will cry an' ireb  with its hown mother, will it, himlecd!'  Ami at every sentence she approached  Liz more nearly, increasing in fury a-;  sho ndvanced. "Yer low hussy! D'ye  think I'd let yer 'ave my babby for a  hour unless yer paid for't? As it i.s, yer  pays fnr too little. I'm an honest woman  as works for my livin' an' wot drinks  reasonable, better than you by a long  sight, with your stuek-up airs! A prrtty  drabyouare! Gi' ine thc babby; yj  nn't no business to keep it a minic longer"; and sho made a grab at JAz't  sheltering shawl.  ami  that  "' not  live,  "Oh, don't hurt it!" pleaded Livs.  tromlilingly. "Such a little thing: don't  hurt it!" " "  Mother Mawks stared' so "wildly that  her blood-shot oyes seemed ��������� protruding  from her.-head.  " 'Urt it! Hain't I a right to do wot I  likes with my hown babby? 'Urt it!  Woll, I never!. Look-''ere!" and sho  turned round on tho assembled neighbors. "Hain't she a rog'lar ono! . She  don't care for tho law, not she! She's  ke.epin' back a child from its' hown  mother!" And with that she mado a  fierce attack on the shawl and succeeded  in dragglng'tho infant'from Liz's reluctant arms. Wakened thus roughly from  its slumbers; the poor mite set up a,  feeble wailing; it's mother, enragod at  the- sound, shook it vlolcntjy till"' it  gasped for breath.  "Drat tho little beasti" she cried.  "Why don't it choko an' 've done with  lt!"  And without heeding tho terrified remonstrances of Liz, she flung the child  roughly, as though, it were a ball,  through" tho open door of her lodgings,  where it fell ona heap of dirty clothes,  and lay motionless; its wailing had  ceased.  "Oh, baby-, baby!" exclaimed Liz, in  ��������� accents of poignant distress. "Oh! you  have killed it, lam sure! Oh, you aro  cruel, cruel! Oh, 1_aby, baby!"  - And sho broke into a tempestuous passion of sobs and tears. The bystanders  looked on in unmoved silence. Mother  Mawks gathered . her torn 'garments  round her with a' gesturo of defiance,  and sniffed the air as though' she said, '  "Any one who wants to meddle with  ine will got the worst of it." There was._  a brief pause;bsuddenly a man staggered  out of the gin shop, smearing the back  of his hand across his mouth as he came  ���������a massively built, -ill-favored briita ���������  with a shock of uncombed red hair, and  small, ferret-liUo eyes. He stared stupidly at the weepins Liz,'then at Mother  Mawks, finally from one to the other of  the loafers who stood by. "Wot's the  row?" he demanded, thickly, "Wot's.up?,  'Ave it out fair! Joe Mawks'll stand by  and see fair game. ������������������ Firo away, my hearties! lire, firo away!" And with a  chuckling, idiot laugh he dived into'" tho  pocket of. his torn corduroy trousers and  produced a pipe. Filling this leisurely  from a greasy pouch, with such unsteady  fingers that the tobacco dropped all- oyer  ' him, ho lighted it, repeating with increased thickness of utterance, "Wot's  the row?   Avo it out fair!"  "It's about your ."babby, Joe!" cried  the girl before mentioned, jumping up  from her seat on tho ground with such  force .that hor hair .-came tumbling 'all  about her in' a dark, dank mist,''through'  which her thin, eager face spitefully  peered."Liz has gone, crazy! She wants  your babby.ro cuddle!" And she screamed with sudden laughter, "Eh, eh,fancy!.  Wants a babby to cuddle."  The stupefied Joe blinked drowsily and  sucked tho stem of-his pipe with apparent relish. Then, as if ho had been "engaged in deep meditation on the subject,  - he removed his smoky consoler from, his  mouth, and . said; "W'y not? ' Wants.a  babby to cuddle? All right! Let 'er 'ave  it���������w'y not?"  At these words Liz   looked   up   hops-  , fully   through   her   tears,    but   Mother  Mawks darted forward in  raving   indignation. -  "Yer great drunken fool!" she yelled,  to- her -besotted spouse, "aren't >' yer  ashamed of yerself? Wot! Let out yer  babby for a wnole night for nuthin'? It's  -lucky I've _ot my wits about me; an' I  say Liz shan't 'avc it! There now!"  Tho man looked at hor and a dogged"  resolution darkened his repulsive countenance. He raised'his big fist, clinched  it, and hit straight out, giving his "infuriated wife a black eye "in much less  than a minute. "An' I say she - shall -  'ave it. Where are yo now?"  In answer to tho query Mother Mawk.i  might havo ' said that she wa-. "all -  there," for she returned her hu .band's  blow with iuterest and force, mido in -a  couplo of seconds tho happy pair were  engaged in a "stand-up" light, to tho  intense admiration' and excitement of all  tho inhabitants of thc little alley. Every  one in the placo thronged to watch the  -combatant&and'to-liear-t-he-blasphemous���������  oaths and curses with whicli the uattlo  was accompanied.  In'the midst of the affray,'a   wizenod,  'bent old man, who had   been   sitting   at  his door sorting rags   in a    basket,"' and  "  apparently taking no heed of  tho clamor  around him, mado a sign to Liz.  "Take tho kid now," -lie whispsred.  "Xobody'Il notice. I'll sso they don't cry  arter ye." Liz thanked him mutely by a  look, and rushing to thu house where the  child still lay, seemingly inanimate, on  tlie floor among tlie soiled clothes, sho  caught it up-eagerly and hurried away  to her own poor garret in a ti.nible-do.v_i>  tenement at the furthest end of lhe alley."  Tlio infant had been ki mined by it? fail,  but under her tender eai-ij, and rocked in  tlio warmth of' liar rare.-'sing arms, it -  soon recovered, though when its blue "  eyes opened they were full of a bewildered pain, such as may be seen in tho  eyes of a shot bird. .   "  "My po_! My poor little darling!" sh.;  murmured over and ov<_r again, kissing-  its wee whito faco and soft hands; I wl.-.h  I was your mother���������Lord knows 1 <lol  As it is, you're, all I've got to care for.  And you do lovo me, b.ibv, don't you?  just a little, littlo bit!" And as sho renewed her fondling embraces, tho tiny,  sad-visaged creatine! uttered a low, crooning sound of baby satisfaction in"response,.  to her endearments���������a sound more sweet  to her ears than tho most oxquisito  music, and whicf. brought a smile to her  mouth and a pathos to her dark "eye.!,  rendering her face for the moment almost ���������  beautiful. Holding tho child closely to  her breast, she looked cautiously out of  her.narrow window, and perceived that  the connubial fight was over. From tho  shouts of laughter and plaudits that  reached her ears, Joe Mawks had evidently won the day; his wife had disappeared from the field. She saw the little  crowd, dispersing, most of those who  composed ib entering tho gin' simp, and  very soon tho alley was comparatively  quiet and di.3_.rtcd JJy and by fha 'heard  her name calleu in a low voice: "Liz!  Li/.!"  She looked down and riaw the old man  who had promised her his protection in  cisff Motht-r Mawks should persecute  her. "Is that you, Jim? Come upstair.-,  it's better than talklns out tliere." Ho  obeyed, _irid >to'.d before her in tho  wretched ro:������ii, Ici.king curiously both  at tier and the baby. A wiry, swolflsh-  faced being was .Tim Duds, as he was  ���������famil-i-riy c-H-'d,. though his own name  wa= the jirfcto.T.itlc and singularly inappropriate <")'��������� of James Douglas; he was  mcir,1 like an :.:i_m..i th:_n a human creature, with his ftra.-'gling gray hair,  bushy i:t'.:rd, and sn::rp teeth protruding  like fans-, from   b__.?ath   his  upper lip.  "Mother Mawks has get it this timo,'  y  .' .-1  -'-tl  ii  a  r  !-���������  i^'  II.  i . ������l *.^-M.i-.tf'"������__.i-ftSifi:mi,Tft^^^  THE MINER NELSON, B. C.. SATURDAY; DEC, 18,1897.  he said, with a grin, whifih was ranro like  a snarl. "Joe's blood" Was ,-up and:hc  pounded her nigh into a jelly. She'll  leave ye quiet now; so long as ye pay  the hire reg'lar ye'll have Joe on yer side.  If so be as there's a bad day, ye'd better  not come home at all."  "I know," said Liz, "but she's always  had the money for the child, and surely  it wasn't much to ask her to lot me keep  it warm on sucli a cold night   as   this."  Jim Duds looked meditative. "Wot  makes yer .caro for that babby so much?"  ho asked.    '"Tain's your'n."  Liz sighed.  "No!" she said, sadly. "That's true.  But it seems something to ' hold on to  like. ��������� See what my life hag beSn!" Sho  6topped, and a wave of oblor ''flushed her  pallid features, "From a little girl, noth-  ., Ing but tho streets���������the long cruel streets!  u and I just a bit of dirt on the pavement  ���������no more; flung here, flung there, and  at last swept into the gutter. All dark���������  all useless!" Sho laughed a little.  "Fancy, Jim! I've never seen the country I"  "Nor I," said Jim, biting a piece of  straw reflectively. "It must be powerful  fine, with naught but green trees an'  posies a-blowln' an' a-gro\rln' everywhere. There ain't many^itching areas  there, though, I'm told."  Liz went on, scarcely heeding him:  "The baby seems to me like -what tho  country must be���������all harmless and sweet  and quiet; when I hold it so, my heart  gets peaceful somehow���������I don't know  why." e  Again Jim looked speculative. He  waved his bitten straw expressively.  "Ye'vo had 'sperience, Liz. Hain't ye  met no man like, wot ye could caro fur?"  Liz trembled and her eyes grew   wild.  "Men!" sho cried with bitterest scorn  ���������"no men have come my way, only  brutes!"    -  Jim stared but was silent; he had no  fit answer-' ready. Presently Liz spoke  again more softly:���������  "Jim, do you know I went into a  great church^to-day?"   ���������  "Worse luck!" said Jim, sententiously.  "Church ain't no use nohow as fur as I  can see."  "Thero was a figure there, Jim," went  on Liz earnestly, "of a Woman holding  up a Baby, and peoplo knelt down before  it.  What do you s'pose it was?"  "Can't say!" "replied   the nuzzled Jim.  ��������� "Are ye sure '.twas a church?   Most like  'twas a moo'seum." ,^  "No, no!" said Liz. '"Twas a church)  for certain; thero were folks praying in  it,"  "Ah, well!" growled Jim, gruffly,  "muck-good may it do lem! I'm not of  the prayin' sort. A woman an' a babby,  did ye say? Don't ye ��������� get such'cranky  notions into yer head; Liz! Women ah'  babbies are common enough���������too common by a lone chalk, an' as for prnyin'  to 'em���������" Jim's utter contempt and Incredulity were too great for further ex-'  pression, and he turned away, wishing  her a curt "Good-night!" \  "Good-night!" said Liz, softly, and  long after ho had left her she still sat  silent, thinking, thinking, with thc baby  asleep in her arms, listening to the rain  as it dripped, dripped heavily, like clods  falling on a cofDn-1-U. She was not a  . good woman���������far from it. Hor very motive in hiring the infant at so much a  day was entirely inexcusable���������lt was  simply tb gain money upon false pretenses, \by exciting moro- pity than would  otherwise havo been bestowed on her had  she be'ggel for herself alone," without a  child in her arms. At first she had carried the baby about to serve as a mere  trick of her trade, but the- warm feel of  its little helpless body against her bosom  day after day had softened her heart toward its innocence and pitiful weakness,  and at last she had grown to love it,  with a strange, intense passion���������so much  that she would willingly have sacrificed  her life for its sake. She knew that its  own parents cared nothing for it, except  for the money it brought thein through  her hands, and often wild - plans would  form in her poor tired brain���������plans of  running away with it altogether from  the roaring, devouring city, to some  sweet, humble country -' village, there to  obtain work and devote herself to mak-  ��������� -���������ing-thls-little���������child���������happy.-���������Poor���������Liz!-  Poor,'' bewildered, heartbroken Liz!  Ignorant London heathen as she was,  there was one fragrant flower blossoming  in the desert of her soiled arid wasted  existence���������the flower of a' puro and  guileless love for one of those "little  ones" of whom it hath been said, by an  .All-pitying -.Divinity unknown to her:  "Suffer them to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom  of Heaven."' -  , The dreary winter days^ crept apace,  and as they drew near Christmas, dwellers in the streets leading to the Strand  'grew,accustomed of nights,'to hear the  ��������� plaintive voice of a woman singing in a.,  peculiarly thrilling"and pathetic manner  some of the old songs and ballads familiar and dear to the heart of every Englishman���������" The Banks of Allan Water,"  "The Bailiff's Daughter," "Sally in Our  Alley," "The Last Kose of. Summer." ;  . ' all these well-loved ditties she snug one  after the other,, and though her notes  were neither fresh' nor powerful, they  were true and often tender, moro particularly in tho hackneyed, but still captivating.melody of - "Home, Sweet Homo."  Windows were opened-and pennies freely  showered on the street vocalist, who vas-  - accompanied in all-her   wanderings by a  -��������� fragile infant, which she seemed to carry  with especial care and tenderness. Sometimes, too, in the bleak afternoons, sho  would be seen wending her way through  ,raud and mire," setting her weary face  ll against the bitter cast wind, and patiently singing on���������and motherly women  coining from the gay shops and stores,  where they had been purchasing' Christ-  'mas toys for their own children, -.would  often 6top to look at the baby's pinched,  white features with pity, and would say,  while giving, their spare pennies," "Poor  little thing! Is it not very ill?" And Liz,  her heart freezing   with   sudden   terror,  - would exclaim hurriedly, "Oh, no, no!  It is always pale; it is just a little bit  weak, that's all!" And the kindly questioners, touched by the large despair of  her dark eyes, would pass on and say no  more. And Christmas came���������the birthday of the Child-Qhrist���������a feast, the  sucred meaning of which was unknown  to Liz; she only recognized it as a sort  of large and somewhat   dull   bank-holi-  - day, when all London devoted itself to  church-going and the eating of roast beef  and plum pudding.  But after Christmas had come and  gone, and the melancholy days, the last  beating of the falling pulse of the Old  Year throbbed slowly and heavily away,  tho baby took upon its wan visage a  strange expression���������the solemn expression of worn-out and suffering age. Its  blue eyes grew more solemnly speculative  and dreamy, and after ^while It seamed  to loft ell tfljste  for th.  pefCf things ol  thi* w<5rld" and" the������16* * iiiDei'df '?._>���������  ..���������,. .^mts^^m, ���������A.^-^.e-TIatiiri'Tii*" -*���������_  humanity. It lay very quiet in Liz's  arms; it never cried, and was no longer  frotful, and it seemed to listen with a  sort of mild approval to the tones of her  voice as they rang out ln the dreary  streets through which, by day and night,  she patiently wandered. By and by the  worsted bird, too, fell out cf favor; it  jumped and glittered in vain; the baby  surveyed it with , an unmoved air of  superior wisdom," Just as if it had suddenly found out what real birds wero  Uke, and was not to be deceived into  accopting so poor an imitation of nature  Liz grew uneasy, but she had no one ln  whom to confide her fears. She had boon  very regular ln her payments to Mother  Mawks, and '-that irate lady, kept In  orclor by her bull-dog of a husband, had  boen of late vory contented to let her  have th'3 child without further interference. Liz knew well enough that no ono  in the miserable alley whero she dwelt  would care whether the baby were ill or  not. They wo.ild tell her, "she more  sickly the belt-.- for your trade."  Anil so the sands in Time's hour glass  ran slowly but surely away, and it was  New Year's eve. Liz had wandered about  all day singing her little repertoire of  ballads ln the teeth of a cruel, Know-  laden wind���������so cruel, that people, otherwise charitably disposed, had shut olose  their doors and windows, and not even  beard hor voice. ��������� Thus the last span of  the Old Year hal proved most unprofitable and dreary; she had gained no more  than sipxence; how could she return  with only that humble amount to face  Mother Mawks and her vituperative fury?  Hor throat ache.i���������she was' very tired,  and as the night darkened from pale to  deep and starless shadows, she strolled  mechanically from the Strand to the  Embankment, and after walking some  little distance sho sat down in a corner  close to Cleopatra's, Needle���������that mocking obelisk that has looked ^upon the  decay of empires, itself impassive, and  that still appears to say, "Pass on, ye  puny generations! I, a mefe'eurven block  of stone, shall outlive you all!"  For the first time in all her experience  the child in her arms seemed a heavy  burden. She put aside her shawl and  surveyed it tenderly; it was fast , asleep,  a small, peaceful smile on its thin, quiet  face. Thoroughly worn out herself, she  leaned her head against the damp stone  wall behind her, and clasping the infant  tightly to her breast, she also slept���������the  heavy, dreamless sleet) of utter fatigue  and   physical   exhaustion.  Suddenly,a vivid glare of light dazzled  her eyes; she ������tartei to her feet half  asleep, but still instinctively retaining  the infant in her closo embrace. A dark  form, buttoned to the throat, ��������� and holding a brilliant bull's-eye lantern, stood  before her.  "Come, now," said this personage,  "this won't do!   Move on!"  "All right!" she answered, striving to  speak cheerfully and- raising her eyes to  tho i ollceman's good-natured countenance, "I didn't mean to fall asleep here.  I don't know how I came to do it. I  must go home, of course."  "Of course," said the policeman,somewhat mollified by her evident humility,  and touched in spite of himself by the  pathos of her eyes. Then turning his  lamp more fully upon her, he continued,  "Is that, a baby you've got there?"  "Yes," said Liz. half proudly, half  tenderly. "Poor little dear! it's been ailing sadly���������but I think it's better now  than it-was." ������������������ .    .     ���������'  ��������� And, encouraged by his friendly tone,  she opened the' folds of her shawl to show  him her one ��������� treasure. ' The bull's-eye  came into still closer requisition, as the  kindly guardian of the peace peered- inquiringly at the tiny bundle. He had  scarcely looked when he ' started back  with an exclamation:���������  "God .bless my soul!" he cried, "it's  dead!"  "Dead!" shrieked Liz, "oh, no, no!  Not dead! Don't say so, oh, don't say  so! Oh, you can't mean it! Oh, for God's  love you say you didn't mean it! It can't  be dead, not really dead���������no,.no, indeed!  Oh, baby, baby! You are not dead, my  pet, my angel, not dead, oh, no!"  And breathless, frantic with fear, she  felt the little thing's.hands and feet and  face, kissed it -wilily and oalled lt by"  -a-thousand-erideariug-naineB,-in-valn���������In  vain! Its tiny body" was already stiff aud  rigid; it had been a corpse more than  two hours.  The policeman coughed, and brushed  his thick gauntlet glove across his eyes  He was an emissary of the law, but he  had a heart. He thought of his bright-  ey������r_l wife at home, and of the soft-  checked, cuddling little creature 'that  clung to her bosom and crowed with  rapturo whenever he camo near.  "Look here," he said, very gently, laying one hand on the woman's shoulder  as she crouched shivering .against the  ���������wall, and staring piteously at the motionless waxen form in her arms, "it's  no use fretting about it." -He paused���������  there was an unaomfortablo lump in his  throat, and he had to cough again to get  it down. "The poor little creature's gone  ���������there's no hclj) for it. The next world's  a better   place   than    this,. you   know!  And with a ".Good-night," uttered in  accents meant to bo comforting, he  turned awny and pac.d on," his measured  tread echoing on thc >ilenco at first  loudly,.then fainter and 'fainter, till it  altogether died away, as his bulky figure  disappeared in tho distance. Left to herself, Liz roso from her crouching posture,  rocking the dead child in her arms, she  smiled.  "Go straight home!" she murmured,  half aloud.. "Home, sweet horn*! Yes,  baby; yes,; my darling, we will go homo  together!" . - ,  And creeping cautiously along iri the  shadows, she reached a flight of the broad  stono steps leading down to the river.  "Straight homo!" she repeated, with  a beautiful, expectant look in her wild,  weary eyes "My little darling! Yes, wo  are both tired, wo will go home! Home,  sweet home!    We will go !"'  Kissing tho cold face of the' baby  corpse she held, she throw herself forward;  there followed a sullen deep splash���������a  slight struggle���������and all was.over! The  water lapped against1 the steps heavily,  heavily as before; the policeman parsed  once more, and. saw- to his satisfaction  that the coast was clear; through the  dark veil of the sky onestar "looked-out  and'twinkled for a brief instant, then  disappeared again. A clash and clamor of  bells startled the brooding night���������here  and there a window was opened and  figure., appeared in balconies to listen.  Thsy were ringing in the New Year���������  the festival of hope, the birthday of the  world! But what were Xew Years to her  who, with white, upturned ' face, arid  arms that embraced an infant in the  tenacious grip of death, went drifting,  drifting solemnly down thc dark ilvtr.  unseen, unpitied by all those who _!-*_'-:���������  to new , hopes and aspirations en th:..  first morning of another   life pro.. -.Ji i.  THK END.  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  ,    COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  35T_ESLSO_5T, B. O.     (3351  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.    -    KASLO. B. C.  (JOO)  g    PASSENGER    6  v TRAINS v  EACH   DAY  BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  ON THB  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Hun made in ono hour.  No. 6 leaves Rossland at 7 a. ni.   Connects io  the morning with steamer at Trail.  No. 3 leaves Trail at 8:15 a. ra.   Connects at  Rossland with Red Montain train for Spokane. --      ���������  Xo. 2 leaves Rossland at 3:00 p. m.   Connects  with C. P. R. main line steamers for the  north at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. m. Connects with  C. P. R. main lino steamers from the north  at Trail.  No. I leaves Rosslund at 11:00 a. m.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:45 p. m.   Connects .with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Offices: F. P. GUTEL1US,  Trail B. C. General Supt,  DIRECT  ROUTE   TO   FORT STEEL MIN������2,  NELSON and LAED0  Steam Navigation Oompany  Commencing Mondriy 10th May,, 1897,  Steamer Ainsworlh wilr leave Kaslo," B. C,  every Monday and Thursday at 9 a. ni. 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  1 a. m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Creok and Slocan Mining districts. ���������->    ������������������''"'  _ liis route is the most direct for the Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connection* at Bonner's Ferry with the' Upper Kootenay River steamers.  Fi_.-Ht-c.ass Passenger and Freight accommodations. _637  Going East?  If you are, y  Do not Forget  tlm ImportantPQlts;  FIRST���������Go via. St. Paul because the  lines to that point will afford you the  best service..  SECOND���������See that tbe coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via tbe Wisconsin Central  because tbat line makes the closest connections with all tbe traus-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every.particular.  THIRD���������For information, cajl on your  neighbor and friend, tbe nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via tbe.Wisconsin Central lines, or address1  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME  CARD.  Subject to change without notice.  TRAINS   RUN   ON   PACIFIC STANDARD  TIME.  Going Wkst. Daily          Going Kast.  Leave 8.00 a. m. Kaslo            Arrive 3.50 p.m.  " "     8.36 a.m. South Fork      "     3.15 p.m.  "    9.36 a. in. Sproulc'9           ���������'     2.15 p.m.  "     9.51a.m.   Whitewater     "      2.00 p.m.  "   10.03 a. m. Bear Lake        "      1.48 p.m.  "   10.18 a.m. McGuigan         "      1.33 pm.  _  "    10.38 a. m. Cody Junction    "      1.12 p.m.  Are.  10.50 a.m. Sandon        Leave  1.00 pirn.  CODY LINE.  Leave 11.00 a. m. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. m. Cody  Arrive 11.45 a. m  Leave 11.25 a. in  For  rates and information   i>pply at the  Company's offices. *������������������������ #        ���������_.������  ROBT. IRVING.       GEO. F. COPELAND.  2641 G. F. tt P. A. Superintendent.  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada  Direct Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern. Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  No. 1 West depart 8:25 p. ni.  No, 2 East        '��������� 7:00 a. m.  Tickets to Japan .and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  &.N. and its connections, or  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  SPOKANE, WASH.  ���������OR���������  A. I). CHARLTON,  -" Asst. Genl. Past..Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  PortUad, 4tr.coM.  *-f" Write for new map of the Kootenay. country. 531   .  Now on Sale  awfirnTMWWi*  Jfc | Price, 50 Cts.  aU_u__u__U_UK  The First  History of  Nelson ^>  Portions of this work  Appeared in thc columns  of  The Miners    in September  and October.  THIS   work   consists of   a   nicely  bound  book  ot  twenty-four pages of the early history of Nelson  and the West Koote- rt nay District, and busi  ness and biographical <V# sketches of men, corporations and firms of^^^lK Nelson. While we do  not c!.������n. that the his- ^B tory is absolutely correct in every particu- ^W lar, it furnishes some  valuable information { * about the early settlement; growth and development of Nelson and its  .vicinity.    Only a limited number of copies on hand.  For Sale by  The Miner Ptg. & Pub. Co.  Nelson  British Columbia  The First  History of  Nelson 9^  COOL REFRESHING D,���������s  Vi^V-/^^-t-i t*t NELSON  SODA WATER   FACTORY^  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                        Orders delivered promptly.  629  _?- ai. box ss   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL  ������ ROUTE.  Jas. C. Pond,  ��������� Gen.-Pas.-Agt,-  Milwaukce,  -   Wisconsin.  or Geo. S. Batty,  -������������������General-Agent*   246 Stark St..  (570) Portland, Or  tionai Nan  ai Traie Co., M  Steamers "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake ..  and River.  Time Card in effect Oct.  1st, 1897.   Subject  to change without notica .-  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  trains of X. & F. S. U. lt. to and from   ���������  Northport, Rossland and  Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and wav points, daily  except Sundays, 5:15 a. in.   Arrive Northport  12:15p.m.; Kossland3:10p. 111.;  S|>oknnc(ip.m.  Leave Nelson for Ivaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays. 3:15 p. ni.   I/Caving Spokane 8  a. in; Kossland 10:30 a. 111.;  Nortliport 1:50 p. ni.  Kaslo, 13. C, 1st Oct., 1897.  -31   -        GEO. ALEXANDER Gen'l Mgr.  II UtbeJtoit Modern In Equipment.  It U Ike He������vle������t Balled line.  It kM. a R*c|t-ltaUiut Roadbed.  ItCroue* Mo Band ItewrrU.  Itl������ the Oalr Mb. h****** laxurlaai  .   Club lm can.  IMtNoteA for the Co*rtc������r or lto Employe*.  It I* tbe ������*|y uae ftervlag Meal* em tbe  . ��������� v a la carte PUw.  THROUGH   THE  GRANDEST -   SCENERY  , IN AMERICA B! DAHJGBT.  Attractive . Tours daring Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps, tickets and complete infoimation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. & K  S. Nav. Co.. N. & F. S. Ky., or^--^���������-���������-  C. C. PUO-V, General AgeM,  Bpakane, Wa������b.  f. I. WIUTW-Y, ������. P. * T. 4.,  Ul s*. P������������I. MImi.  ATLANTIC  Steamship lanes  From Montreal.  Carthaginian���������Allan Line '..: Nov. 13  California���������Allan Lino : ������������������ Nov. 20  Labrador���������Dominion Line .-....r..No"v. 13  Vancouver���������Dominion Line ���������....Nov. 20  Lake Ontario���������Beaver Line ."..Nov. 17  Lake Superior���������Beaver Line 1......Nov. 20  ;! From New York.  Teutonic-^White Star Lino _... .Nov. 10  Brittianic���������White Star Line Nov..17  St. Paul���������American Line '. Nov. 17  St. Louis���������American Line - -..'. Nov. 24  Umbria���������Cunard Line Nov. 20  Lucania���������Cunard   Line Nov. 27  State of Nebraska���������Allan State Line...Nov. 20  Mongolian���������Allan State Line .l Nov. 28  Fricsland���������Ked Star Line .' Nov. 17  Kensington���������Red Star Line  T.. .Nov. 21  Cabin, $45, $50, ?B0, $70, $80 and upwards".  Intermediate, $30 and upwards..    '   '  Steerage. $23.50 and upwards.  Passengers ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and ,tt specially low  rates to all parts of the European continent.  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  Apply  to  GEO.   S.  BEER,   C.P.R.  Ticket  Agent. Nelson, or to,     AV1LLIAM STITT,  (554)   General Agent, C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lota with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  403 . W. 4. ������. Dlckiwa. Baker Bt.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y,  Nelson <fc Fort  Sheppard R'y,  Red Mountain R'y.  Aluminum Ware  We have just received an importation of Aluminum Ware direct  from   the   factory,   comprising  CAMP OUTFITS      TEA KETTLES  TEA POTS CHILDREN'S SETS  NAPKIN   RINGS SPIRIT  LAMPS,   Etc.  Aluminum Ware DOES NOT CORRODE OR TARNISH.  It is three times lighter than iron, three and a half times  lighter, than   copper   and   four  times   lighter  than   silver.  Call  and . see  our  stock.  NELSON   HARDWARE   CO.  *  *  if  !  *  *  tmittfittttif^  The only.all rail route without change  of oars between Nelson and Bouland and  Spokane and Eossland. .   . . .  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m.  "   12:00 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:50   "  "    8-00 a-m. SPOKANE   "   640 p.m.  Passengere for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.        ������  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  Coeur'd Alene inines, Palouse, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla, Baker City Mines,  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  gold mines and all points East and  South. Only line East via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer tickets to Europe and other foreign countries.  Leave    spokane time schedule   Arrive  7:15 p. m.  Daily  :15 a. m.  Daily  Fast Mail���������Walla Walla  Portland, San Francisco  Baker City and the east.  Local Mao, ���������Coeur d'  AJcnes. Farmington, Garfield, Colfax,PuDman and  Hoscow. -  '-.IS a. tn.  Daily  635 p.m.  Daily  Thos. Dunn'-'������ Co./I/d.  DEALERS IN  MINERS'. BUWiTHS' AND M SUPPll  PAS AXD BURET IRON, MINER.' PICKS, VAR ANO SHEET BTEEI*  WINERS' SHOVELS, WIRE ROPES, MAKIU-A ROPES,  PYNAMTE FUSE ANO CAPS.  _... QUICKSILVER.^^-.1,  Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn." -  (133) ^rj^asrcoTT^srE-R, _b. o-  J, Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.OO AND  UPWARDS*  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. w  NELSON,  B.C.  CANADIAN PACOTG EAILWAY  _A.-N-r>  SOO  PACIFIC   LINE.  . . The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  w.  Prj___.1__.-3r SEEVICE  Purchase.through tickets and have your baggage checked to your destination without change.   \  THE ONLY LINE.  For thro-Kh tickets and fur.her information  apply at O. R & X. Co.'s office,  130 Riverside avenue,'  Spokane. Wash.  J. Campbeli,  General Agent.  XV. H. Hublburt, General Pass. Agent,  661 . Portland, Oregon.  Operating. Tourist.. Cars to Toronto, Montreal',  and Boston without change. Also Through]  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains!  Trains leave Nelson daily for the North and Rossland at 18:40 (6:401  p.m.) o'clock. . For Slocan City at 9 a.m. Call on nearest agent and]  procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets and full particulars as to rates, time, eta, apply to nearest C. P. R.l  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Cily Passenger Agent, Nelson.  W; F.CARSON, E. J. COYLE,  Traveling Fw. Agt., Nelson. Dist Pass. Ast.Vanoo-vetl --��� i
THE-MINER^NfeLSONi-B^C^ SATURDAY, __vEC; 'is') 1897.
.-...��� -   ~W
k Methods of Procedure Liilil down Ity the'
LleutciiniiMaCvcmor. -.
The last B. C. Gazette publishes the
foilowiug rules and regulations respecting registrars and proceedings in sub-
registries of the supreme court:
1. Each sub-registry .shall be known
"by the title of "The 'Rossland' (or other
1 -local, description) Sub-Registry of   the
Judicial District."
2. Iu each sub-registry there shall bo a
registrar and such deputies or assistautJi
ns the Lieutenant-Governor in Council
may appoint..
3. Each sub-registry shall have aud
use such seal as is provided by the Order
iu Council establishing tho sub-registry
or by Rules oE Court from time to time
in force.
4. Writs of summousnud other process
may be issued out of, and all proceed-'
lugs taken and had in, a sub-registry as-
it a sub-registry were a separate district
Tegistry of the Supreme Court, and all
;Statues and Rules of Court relating to
district registries shall, mutatis mutandis,
be  applied  to   proceedings   in   n  sub-
��� .registry.
5. A Judge may at any time, by special
���order, direct that any process may be
issued, or proceedings liad'or taken, in
the registry whereof the sub-registry is a
branch, and anything done iu pursuance
of such order shall be valid and effectual
6. Any motions or other applications
in court or in chambers may, by leave of
Judge, be heard at the maiu registry or
iu any other sub-registry in.the same
Judicial District.     ''
7. The registrar of a sub-registry shall
have the same powers as a'district,registrar ot the Supreme .Court," aud generally
perform such duties in respect of- any'
. proceedings in tbe Supreme Court pending in the sub-registry as heretofore have
or might have been performed by the
registrar of the main registry in like cases
or as may be assigned to bim by Utiles of
Court or these rules with respect to proceedings in his sub-registry^ o-.ttfj-ny-^
thing to be done iu his sub-registry in
connection witb proceedings pending in
any other registry or sub-registry.
8. On these rules comiug into force in
any sub-registry, an order may be procured by either party tran_ferrihg to
such sub-registry, any cause,' action or
matter which; iu the opinion of a Judge,
may bo more conveniently carried on iii
such sub-registry.
'."-"."      '"'. jicctylciu. (Gas.   '���
There has been so much written and
said; about the new illumiuant acetylene
gas, that only a brief resume of its advau-
tagea.will be presented. The means for
utilizing the gas and enabling all to
partake of the benefits arising from its
use is said tb be perfected. ..        1
Acetylene, gas is the product resulting
from bringing water in contact with calcium carbido, which is the resultant
crystal caused by fusing under most
intense electrical energy, powdeded coke
and lime in proper proportions. Acetylene gas is colorless, requires no purification, and is unaffected by variations in
temperature. Other illuminating gases
derive, their light giving qualities from
the percentage ot acetylene therein. It
gives a flame equivalent to bright sunlight and has ho such tinges of color as
are invariably formed in electric lights
or incandescent gas burners. The f I time
is not easily' extinguished and thp diffusive power of its rays is unexcelled by
any illumiuant. All colors seen ia this
light appear in their natural shades.
Acetylene gas is the highest illuminating
gas in candle power. By comparison
with a burner using city gas of 16 oandle
power, there is obtained from acetylene'
250 candle power���one half foot per hour
gives 25 candle power. When burning,
acetylene gives off less carbonic aoid and
consumes less oxygen from the air than
other gases, and only heats the air to o
little more than one half the temperature
ot ordinary gases. An ordinary five foot
burner, using city gas vitiates the atmosphere to the same extent as the exhalations of IS persons, but the one half foot
acetylene burner equals only those of
oue and ono half persons. The combustion, being. perfect a regular aud steady
flame is produced, the rays of light from
which are not injurious to the eyesight.
The cost ot cabide from which tbe acetylene is" madfe? enables it to be produced
for. one half tbe price of ordinary gas
with equal illumination.
A Uientzman Plan*,
at Thomson Stationery Co.,
Xiiiiis Tree Ornaments at
Thomson Stationery lo,, Md.
glides Caused by lteecnl Kalns Blockaded
ii Completely.   ~.:        .v.-  ,
G. O. Foss,' of the firm ot Foss & :Mac-
donnell, came down from Sandon Friday.
The firm is putting the finishing touches
on ore houses for thc Payne miue; One
at thc end of the tram, oa the railway,
and one at thc mine. :   . ��� "
' Asked by a Kootebnin man as tojihat
was goiug ou iu the upper couutry Mr.
Foss replied that aside from the forces
employed ou the regular shipping mines,-
��� that thero was very little doiug.and no
new strikes of any consequence.";':'     - .
The Alamo concentrator has Veen shut
down.for. some time past, .undergoing
Rptisou-1tyMftii-t-d -toad.'���    ;.".���
Engineer C^Ei: Perry of the C. P. R;,:
was in Nelson last Tuesday and stated to
a representative of The Mineb that the
survey ot the proposed road between
Robson aud Rossland had been almost
completed and in fact would be finished
within a very, few days.. The.line, he
says, cuts diagonally across the country
in as straight a line, between tbe two
points, as the contour of the country will
permit. Construction will probably be
commenced iu the near future. ���'���
A WOR'D>r*
TO THE WISE   _���
Get prices from the.
Notice to the Public
By the City,*-^^-
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 & Chase.
Mlisic Lessors
' Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive
pupils *for Piano, Violin or Organ.
Apply at Thomson Stationery Co's Store,
Nelson.. 427
Beforo you buy your
Paints or Wall Paper
purchaM'ttetoflowing" ''describedl-iids situate
in the West Division of Kootenay District, viz:
Commencing at.Charlea William-Pardeys
Initial post and marked Alexander, Robs N. fc.
C, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence north to the hank of the Columbia River, thence following tho bank of the
said River to the point of commencement,
containing 320 acres more or less.
Uth October, 1897. 777     ,.
; Notice
date I
e is hereby given'that sixty days i
intend to' apply to the Chief Con
of-Lands and. works for penuiss.
necessary repairs and placing- of, new"
The New Denver wagou road, which
was completed last fall by his firm, Mr.,
Foss reports blockaded by'slides caused
by the recent rains. There is very little
Ji^elihhqd of its bpii_�� reopened' this
ibis.vinter .uuless tho gold commissioner
or government can be prevailed upon to
��� take bold of the matter. .-
Mr.' Foss' reports all of the mines in
McGuigan basin, that are working as
lookiug well, aud virile there may be
fewer prospects working this winter than
last, more men are employed at the shipping mines; tho output ... much larger
and constantly growjug on the whole.
.'Better,.]ian laafycar," is .his comment.
rrescnltiiioii <;ood*
ut Thomson Sliitio.nci'r Co., Ltd,
.' Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.
Even Song, 7.30-p. m. "every Sunday.
Holy. Communion on 1st .apd 3rd-Sundays in'the mbnthj after'.TST-tiris;'on 2nd'
aiid 4th Sjundays.iat-.S a. v.. ... Sunday
School.at2:30 p.!m..'
. PBESBiTERtAN Church. Service., at
11 a. m. and-7.30 p. m. Sunday School;
at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday even-'
ing at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society
meetp every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.
MethjdjbSst :.Ch6hc__. Corner Silica
and JKreephine Street*.. 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 Cathowp Crpbgb. Mass at
Nelson every gunday at 8 and 10.30 a.���m.
Bei.edic.tiqn at..7.30 to 8.00 pi. m.? .    -..';.
Baptist Church.���Services morning:
and' evening at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
"Prayer meeting-Wednesday-evening-at 8
p.m. ..Meetings are. held in tlie schoo
house.' Strangerscordiallywelcomed.
��� -���:.'���' .;Rev.vG. R., Welch, Pastor.
.. TnEosorHY. Mrs.' Agnes Shotwell
Heath 'wilt addres. inquirers on the*.wis-
dom religion at $oom Ej, ttill.ve^CHement
Building every Sunday PV&iHDg ftt ,7
o'clock sbfltrp, .       .;.���..  .y
purchase the followinic descri
days after
nnissiou to
..___..,- ��_.-. _... -�� land situate
the West Division ot Kootenay District, viz:
Commencing at a Post planted on the north
bank. of the Columbia, River.-lop the west
boundar��.:of .Lot aoirmarkedrWillUm- Anderf
Bon'aB.K.C., thence north 40 ohainB, -thence
west 80 chains,- thence south to the north hank
of tho Colnmbia River, thence following the
said bank of the river in an easterly direction
to the point of commencement, containing by
admeasurement 320 acres more or less.
.. loth October. 1897. 776.
- Notice Is hereby given that rijtr days atter
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner iot Lands and ���WorkB.for peijnlMipnto
purchase tfe following! dMcribed land situite
in the Wast Dlvlsiort of Kootenay District, viz:
Commencing at a Post marked Charles
William Pardey's N.W.C., plonted.on the south
bank ofthe Columbia River, about.2. miles
above Robsoii, thence' south 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north to the bank otthe
Columbia River, thence following the bank of
the Columbia River to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres-mow .or less.	
,   14th October, 1897.. 778
Do you want Type? Do you want Ink-
Do you want to trade -Presses?
-   Do you want to trade Paper Cattem'?
Do you want anything in the Printing Macliin -
������. *: =ery line? ,If so write to
669 ����� Cardova St., Vaneonver, B..C.
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
gUY A   FAR'rt
A Paradise  for  the  Homeseeker  and  Sportsman.
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  hinds, and   the   richest  Mining
runs  throiif
Country in British 1
:h   our  lunds,
NOW   IS   THE   TIME   TO   BU\".   Don't   miss this chimce,  but get u  home while
/ ...    iand js- cheap. , _
Full information, with maps and particulars
Tlie Kootenay Valleys Company^ Ltd.
T.      G-      PROCTER,      MANAGER
Baker  Street - NELSON, B.
_ ���
Fashioned i.
Tferpe^Oo^Ld. '!t&
All persons contributing $1.00
per month or $i 0.00 per year, will
be entitled to receiye t^e fylj benefits of tj\e'^qspCt^.;_'.H addition the
$iQ;qo.jub��criDer5 wiU sep\ire,the
privilege of voting at the annual
election of dlregtOl St"1      '   -   -  -
A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer
Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.
- (��9)
-A Company to he Formed to ncvclop Iron
0 Deposits of W.C,
At tbe ne^'t sitti'bg o�� the provincial
^legislature, Sir. John Cobledicki- the well
known mine owner and capitalist,' will
apply for au act to incorporate a company to develop and turn to commercial
use the rich iron deposits on tbe coast
lines of Britisb Columbia. "Tbe company
propose to'construct blast "furnaces, rolling mills., roads, tram roads, railroads;
docks, warehouses, buildings', wharves,
steam and otber ships,, hydraulic powor
plant and works, electric power and
electric lighting plant, tin plating plant
ppd such other pl^nt anfl applianpes far
the manufacture of pig iron, steel brooms
aud billets, tin plates, and generally to
������ do all things necessary and conducive to
the ^establishment of. iron, steel andjin
plate work., and manufactories, and for
the establishment of a borne trade and an
export trade, and to acquire lands, privileges or other aids from any government
municipal corporation.' or'other persons
oj: bodies, antl generally to do, acquira,
receive and perform all usefuland necessary rights, powers privileges and aids,
forgiving full effect to the intentions of
the application.
, Notice Is h��reby given that a certain agree
ment made 17th day of October. 1896, between
Richard W; Wilier, ot Nelson. B.-C. and Kotn*
H. Pope, ot Cool-shire, Que., whereby the said
Wiltey agreed to sell and convey to wid Pope,
the Florence..Aspen; Mollie- Gibson and
Achilles 200, mineral claims situate in Nelson
mining division, is now cancelled, the said
Pope Being in default according to the terms of
said agreement and failing to comply with said
terms pursuant to notice served uWto ftinj.
Dated at Nelson, ?L C, W^W i\ay P. Oct-
ism. " v  ���  ��������� - -        ... ' .80.-
Oostumea Furnished for any
Occasion    on   Short   Notice.
mes. e. Mclaughlin.
U'he British Columbia Southern Railway
Company will- apply to the Parliament of
Canada at its next Session for an Act confirming a lease to the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company., with the privilexe.of 'i)|_ccha_fc of
that poVtion .f the Compaby's railway between
the eastern boundary of I^rit"i_h Cpl\i'fl.bj_v'ftt($
_sr-5s'6n' 011 t.1*3' tPp-sttfld fcoTidittons setovjt \n
tho "said feasc and amending the Act respect'
ing the Company (00-81 .Victoria, Chapters*).by-
inserting tlio words ''either witli or.without an
option of purchase" next after tho ward "Com-"
pany" in the sacond line of the J'onrth Clause
i- 813 Secretary.
Dated at Montreal, November 23rd, 1897.
For Toys, go to the
���tntionrry Co., ltd.
.��� ��� AyP  GET A
Tom and Jerry,
Beef Tea,
g   0r a Finc     Oyster Cocktail.
Best Liquors and Cigays,
Real Estate
Broker ���..
7 * TSm.SQN-B,C,
Has for itnmediat�� sale��� .     - -
Lots 17 and 18,   Block  10,  Nelson
�����   6 7, -    ^     17, .     "
."    19 "  " '\66, ���     ��������
[      The above are unimpro,Y.^.
Also Lot 4, Block. 12, Baker Street,
with Two-story Block, rented:
'for $65 per mg.ntl\.
I A Bood. Investment.
You Need Itl
Mineral lot
Passed bv thc Legislative Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia. May 5,1897.
Price 25 cents
^ sa\e 9\ Mine? Office.
If yoii aire looking for
I Christmas Q6oAs^*a^>
���-. It. will   be  to  your  interest  to
have  a  look   at  our  Stock, of >
Tieis, 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 are as low" as thc lowest and our goods
are the,,best in thc marker.
J.   IE1. WEIR
Next-door to Spokane & Northern
.   Telegraph,.Office, on .Baker St.     .
Just received at the
20 Per Cent. Discount Sale
We .must thank tho people of this district, for tho liberal patronage we have received since
coming to Nelson, our business having exceeded our expectations. Ksnccialiy is this "the case
with reference to our - Dress Goods trade, and as wc uVe going east in January- to make Spring
purchases, and wish to make room for now goods, we will, for the next 3D days, sell goods at
Outing' Flannels at 5 cents per Yard
We will make the same' liberal discount in
0  ���
AfulLlineoLBoot5 and-Shoes-ari
Gents' Furnishings
Come and get Bargains.
Samples of  Dress Goods  Mailed on application.
Smoking Tobacco ?
and Saddlery,
Pack Harness. Pack Straps
Horse Blankets. Oil Cov-
". ers. Bells, TJw\\u " Ilous-
Hies., \YWpa.brushcs.
C&thba, etc. Repairing a
opeclalty Prompt attention given to all orders.
W,       Qppbvmvi/House
Nelson  Office  and   Yard
Builders are invited to inspect my
stock of Rough  and  Dressed
Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,
.Doors, Sash; Mouldings
Turned Stoc\?t &c,
Where to  ofet  it.
^^ISK FOR���e^  ,
4-J  '
The only Genuine Mackinaw
Manufactured    in      Canada.
0                          -
Stamped on Every   Garment
Not      Genuine     unless     so _
Stamped.     .See"   that    you  ,             ' \
Get it.        -        -.       -     ' -     "
J. A. Gilker's,                    Nelson    -
Meats,   Teas-
and   canned,
Coffees,   Fruits  and  Vegetables,
and   other   Groceries.-      A   first
G. O. l-Kiclian-UJi
Okell   &    Horns'   Jams,    Pickles,   etc.- ~ws-
1        .
i ���-'"-.
"nsTEi-Soisr.. ;u.v.-'������.~S7X^~A������infe^ '  J.HE MINER. NELSON; B. C, SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 1897.  Business Personals.  A fall line of foz.serges at Ross'.  Irish Mike| will deliver, two ricks or a  cord of wood to any part of tbe town for  $3.50. 2t  See Ross' beavers and mil tons.  Competent housekeeper wishes position  in hotel or widower with children, trust*  worth recommendations, address, G.E.B.  Mineb office.  Scotch and Irish suitings galore at  Ross'.  a ruMtaia f������m, ___  at ThMUsea HimUuuery. Ce.. LM.  Tbe Nelson Hardware Go. bus on exhibition a fine display of aluminum ware  It includes camp outfits, kitchen ware,  napkin rings eto., and makes a splendid  showing.  The C. P. R. Co. is offering very reasonable rates to the East and West and old  country. For rates and tickets apply or  write to Geo. S. Bkeb,  City Passenger and Ticket Agent, Nelson.  We understand that H. J. Evans St, Co.  have just received a large supply of sewer  pipe, fittings, etc., for house and hotel  connections. Those intending to connect, with the main sewer should do so  without delay.  A Caaaera,  at ThMMM Btutleaery ���������������.,  Ltd.  Tbe Fern Cigar store, next door to tbe  Spokane Northern ticket office, makes its  bow to tbe public this week. Moher &  Bliss are tbe proprietors. .Tbeir advertisement appears iu tbis issue.  A. S. Young bas opened ft new lumber  yard' just south of the C. P. R. station.  He is handling the product from the  Nakusp sawmill.  tfeys, at        ���������   ��������� ,-  .    TkOBiium StatUaery Co., Lid.  . Experienced sick nurse wishes engagements good references. Address Mrs. C.  Brown, Room 6 above Bargain Store,  Baker street.  Katlce ta Advertisers.  ,. . All copy for changes, in advertise-  ineuts must be in this office, by Wed-  -jfsdajrnoon. - .  (MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no couBlderatlon is named ln transfers  .-tha nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.  PRODUCE OF THB MINES.  RETURNS FOB 1897 UP TO DATE.  OBI EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo.'   Slocan via Nakusp   liossland via Nortliport...  liossland via Nelson   Tons   Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.* 3.01..859.W  Kevelstoke (NaKusp)...      528,(03.62  .33.799.  . i,81������_  . 9,318.  .     52  .8,013*.  Average vulue per ton, $73,895  3,517,053.08  PRODUCE OF S_-EI.TJ.K8.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mineid Matte 29681  Trail Smelter Mutte    : SON}.  80121  Total value, 91.159,997.67  "    "   of ore and matteoxported, 97.707,051.28  ORE SHIPMENTS.  ���������eiaras'Slaee La*t Week.'  .VIA  KASLO.  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col   Whitewater to Kverett   Last Chance to Pueblo, Col   Reco to Denver. Col   Black Diamond to Pueblo      Ruth to Kverett   Total value. 982,191.  Average value per ton, 990.351  VIA NAKUSP. .'  Queen Bess to San Francisco.  Total value, 92,057.  Average value per ton, 9102.85.  350  Off  "56  80  50  155  913  20  '     MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Hall Mines (Matte)     59.  Total value of ore and -matte exported for  tho week, 907.890.  NOTICE.  . Notice is hereby given that application will  be made to the Legislative Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia nt its next session  for an Act to incorporate The Mountain Tramway and Electric Company, with power to  construct, acquire and operate ropeways and  tramways for transportation of freight from,  points on or near the Nakusp tt Slocan Rail-,  way and branches" thereof to mines and  mineral claims in thc McGuigan Camp and  Whitewater Basin and elsewhere in the District through which said railway and branches  pass or will pass and from points on-the Columbia & Kootenay Railway. Crow's Nest line,  constructed or to be constructed, and branches  thereof in thc mining, districts of Cast and  West Kootenay, to mines and mineral claims,  in the districts through which said Railways  and branches respectively pass or will pass;  and to construct, acquire and operate works  and plant to generate and supply heat, Ht_ht  nnd electricity in the said Districts and elsewhere in the Province, and to dispose of such  heat light and electricity; and to acquire and  hold all kinds of real and personal  S.OV 2<������r   .'.."."_-,"'  ';Kiter-J. Lamont to ff j H McKernan.  ., Bull Calf���������A' Milton to W Adams.  Nov ������r;   .   yTiller. Phoenlx-B F Hall to A S Kdgecbmb.i  (Yorkshire Hero-O DcMaine to O Lund. 925.  N������v30- ���������    ��������� ' .  "   " -\  .... .  . Dinner Bucket-D Campbell to J W Hand-  len,'i.     ..  fTamarac... Racatam, Dinner Bucket���������J XV  Etandlen to Dabney and Parker,}. .  ! Lizzie N, Morning Star, Evening Bell���������G  Neukum to M Horn, all of Lizzie S and J ot  others.  d������c'i���������y ������������������" .:;  '. Canadian Queen-J S Ingram to WT Mitchell, i.  Same���������A B Ingram to Edith M Ingram. 1.  Roselander���������j S Ingram to same.  Deo 2-  . ��������� ��������� Fidalgo-E L Knudson to L French,_, |220.  i Iowa���������Sane to c Peterson, i, |50.  .- Anacortes���������Same to L French, J, 9250.  I Northern Light���������F Wittins,  release  of interest. v  ��������� Northern Light Extension���������D J Sullivan to  -^'JohnDorsey. ' ' *"--" ��������� -  2-Northern Light���������G L Robinson to same, J.  {.'Northern   Light Fraction���������D��������� McKinary to  '.same.   ���������������������������*..  "== Northern Light, Turk, Northern Light Extension, Northern Light Fraction���������John Dorsey to Bright Prospects Oold Mining St Development Co, 500,009 shares of stock.  Dec 3- ,  . Silver Island���������M McDonald to \V C Forrester  9soo.-  ��������� "iSame-W C Forrester toYV-Aske'n. J. 9150.  DecO- . _    "     ������������������������������������,���������"  v. Lake View, Stanley and Pine Ridge���������T H  Rea, W H Jeffrey to Pine Ridge Q M Co.  ;  MP Fraction���������J B McArthur to same.  :    Yellow Bird���������D W Cameron tb A E Storey, 4  ' 9300-  Yellow Bird, Mabcl-A E Storey to G L  Thompson.  Dec7-  Starr-RGrant to J McCreath;' " '���������  .   Stttne-J McCreath to D McCreath.  ..   Half Kaglc-J Collins to II C Brougher, I.  :L9_J0.  Dec8���������  Y Dixon, Jennie, Big 11- W Foot, and B T  5 Foote to J L Parker and J B Dabney, _.  ;    New-England���������PMcBridu to same 1..-  ' Geodenowg-rO  A  Lovell   to  M Johnson,  .'.' agreement to sell for 9300.  Dec9���������    . -  '..'   Diamond Jubilee���������P Perkins terAJ'owys.1  _ Dec 10���������  v Big Bump-C Dougherty, tb It K NeiU. i;  '"������������������ 9H0S.23 down; 9375 Jan _ti. "88, 91875 April 20, '98;  '-��������� 12437.50; July 26. '98; 92*37.50 Oct 26, W.    ..  Original���������J W ltosseau to Kate McA voy. J.  3  Buckhorn, B St M���������Sheriff notice of sale to  'recover 9134.99 in case of S J -Mighton vs M  Rudolph. . .    .  Dec 11���������  ; Buckingham���������G Reynolds to R'K H Maunsel  '9250.-..     'a. ���������������������������������������������'  Y Same���������R E H Maunsell to F. Fletcher, 9375.  Dec 13-;  Falconer, Adjoiner, Copper Chief and Lome  i-9, Omene and Venlta J���������A L Anderson to T  Gambling. ...--.-���������  Dec 14���������  -White Pine���������J C Dundee to Dundee G M Co,  '9200.    -  ��������� Delight, Atlantic. Wood-took. CalKiiiT���������F W  Swannell to J McCreath. 1-10. 9500.  together with the power to expropriate lands  nnd oil other powers and privileges that may  be necessary, incidental or advantageous to  thc full exercise of the powers hereinbefore  mentioned.  ' Dated this 14th day of December, 1897.  DAVIS. MARSHALL. MacNEILL& ABBOTT  827 Solicitors for Applicants.  CEBTIFICATE OF IMrBVVEMENT*.  LAURENCE   (FRAC.)  MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in i:-i_$ -Nelson Mining Division of"  West Kootknay. DisTnifaT.-r'vV'H-tBE Located.���������Halk    MILE .NOBTir    WBST   OF  mouth tor West Fork of Wilo Hobsb  Creek; Bounded' ."on 7the; South by  N'ofm... Mugwump and Gibraltek.". on-  East by Nelson and Nora and omWisi  by Gibkaltgr Mineral Claims.  TAKE NOTICK that We, Gore. Burnet It  Co., agents for London & British Columbia Gold Fields. Ltd., Free Miner's Certificate  No, 98790, intend, sixty days'from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certi-  .flcate 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 Certilicate of Improvements.  .. .GORE, BURNET & CO.  Dated this 29th day of November, 1897.   804  NORA FRACTIONAL AND POUNTNEY  FRACTIONAL MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division or  Wkst Kootenay District.���������Where Located.���������Half MILK NORTH WEST OF MOUTH  of North. Fork of Wild Horse Ckkkk,  rt'AKE NOTICE that We. Gore, Burnet &  L Co., agents.for J. R. Robertson Free  Miner's Certificate No. 81676, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to, apply to - the Minimr  Recorder for a certificate of improvement's; "for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tbe  above claims.  And further tako notice that action, under  sectiou 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of snch Certilicate of .Improvement.  GORE. BURNET &CO.  Dated this 29th day of November, 1897.      803  PRINCESS MINERAL^CLAIM.  MASONIC VV BANQUET  Situate in the Nelson Mining division of  '.���������West Kootenav District;���������Where Lo-  ���������... cated.���������Qn   Toad .Mountain ; Wagon  ��������� -��������� Road, Four''Miles 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 tbe date hereof to apply to the Mining  Reoorder for a Cortiflcate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the" above claim; ���������'���������.  And further take notice that action, under  section.37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th dav of November. 1897.   !7Wt  EMMA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situatb in tiie Nelson Mining Division.of  -WfcST'' Kootknay Dihthict.���������Where  /located:���������On the North side or Kootenay Rivkk. About 10 miles west from  Nelson "and 1 mile back from Riyer  and is an Easterly Extension of the  Anaconda.  TAKE NOTICE that we, Gore, Burnet fc  Co., agents, for James ~F. Burr. Free  Miners' Certiticate No. 89748, John J. Baker.  Free Miners' Certificate No. 83336 sad Price  McDonald, Free Miners' Certificate No. 1456a.  Intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Reoorder   for a certificate of  improvements,  for the purpose of ebtalning a  "rown grant of tbo above claim.  And further take notice that action, under.  section 37. must be   commenced   bofore the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  ., ~ .- GORE.BURNET &.CQ,...  Dated this llth day of November, 1897.    (798)  (820)  NKLSON   LODGE No. 25. K. of P..  .meets in Castle hall, McDonald block  nvery Tuesday .evening at 3 o'clock,  All visiting knights cordially invited,  J. W. Thompson. C.C..  Geo. Partridge, K, of R. and S.  HOLBROOK & CHASE.  CITY  SCAVENGERS  The Annual Masonic Banquet will be  given at the Queens hotel on the evening  of December 27th. Sojourning brethern,  are cordially invited to participate.  Tickets can be had ou application to  members of the committee or the nuder-  signed. S. P. SHAW,  826 '   Secretary of Committee. ��������� ������������������_,bbo������i_ .(lilt, NcImm, _������.������������������������������������_;-���������������  Are prepared to do all kinds of scavenger work  and chimney sweeping.   Orders left  ' with Kirkpatrick * Wilson  (821)  will'receive prompt  -attention.  WEEKLY STOCK BEPORT.  Companies.  No. of  Shares  Par  Value  Price.  E-BF-i-e Typewriter.  -at Ike Tfc������_-������������������ Statlasery <'���������..  Ltd.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  Dec.-.    .13        14      15      10        17  Silver......58i'.'5:v5-l::-5%--: 57 ....555  .(Bar).    . .     , -...���������._.   -fcEJD-.T.���������'.3.SD'.*.&) .J.������.-.3.60 .-3.G6  P������c 17-Exchange, 93.72. 0.93.77..  nelson.  Athabasca."....'....  Hall Mines   Exchequer   Elise   Fern Gold..........  Nelson-Poorman .  Northern Light ..  rossland; '  Big Three   Bruce.."   Butte...   Caledonia Con ���������  California..--   Camp Bird...-. ...  Celtic Queen..:...  Centre Star   Colonna   Commander.'   Deer Park..-'   Delaware   Eastern Star   Enterprise..-   Evening Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Golden Drip   Great Western...  Hattie Brown..'...  High Ore   Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron MasK   IXL   Josie   Jumbo ...���������-  Kootenay-London  LeRoit   Lily May   Mabel   Mayflower   Monita   Monte 018.0   Morning Star   Nest Egg   Northern Belle ...  Novelty   Palo Alto.,'.   Phoenix   Poorman   Red Mountain-view  Rossland, Red Mt  St. Elmo   St Paul   Silveriue   Sou'n Cross _t W con  Virginia   War Eaglet   West LeRoi...  White Bear...  ainsworth  Canadian M M ft s co.  Dellie   Ellen   Kldon   boundary.   .  Round')- C'kM.&M  Golden Crown   Old Ironsides   CAMP   MCKINNEY.  Cariboo)   slocan.  American Boy   Arlington   Ar go I   Alamo     Black Hills   BulRilo of Slocsiii ..  Bondholder   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Elkhom    Goodenough    Gibson -   Grey Eagle   Ibex; of blocan   Idler   London    Minnesota.   Noble Five Con   Ottawa tt Ivanhoe.,  Phoenix Con'idated.  Rambler Con   Reco   SIocan-Reciprocity  Slocan Star   Sant;i Marie   Sheriff   Silver Band :..,  Slocan Queen   Star   St. Keverne   Sunshine   Two Friends   Wonderful   Washington   l.ooo.ooo  3oo,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  1,000,000  ' 2oo,ooo  25o,ooo  25o,ooo  3,3jH>,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  300,000  2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  75o,ooo  5oo,oob  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,060  ' 5oo,ooo  1 000,000  1 000,000  LooOiOoo  ,5oo,ooo  aoo.ooo  l.ooo.ooo  l.ooo.ooo  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  . 5oo,oob|  1.000,000  7oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  l,ooo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  Soo, 000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  5oo,ooo  uoo.ooo  2,000,000  Soo.ooo  2,000,000  2,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  100,000  500,000  100,000  150.000  1,000.000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  650.000  750,000  3oo,ooo  1,000.000  150,000  1,000,000  1.200,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1.000,000  1,000.000  250,000  l.ooo.ooo  1,000.000  1,000,000  000.000  2_o,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  1,000,000  1 00  1  1 00  1 00  25  25  .1 00  .     1 00  1 00  . . 1 00  1 00  . 1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  -lop  .1 00  1 00  ���������   -loo  1 00  1 00  .-__. 1-00  . . . 1 00  ...   1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  _. '.1 00  ;>=Sil 00  . 1 00  1.00  5 00  1 00  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  KI RKPATRICK & WI LSON  DEALERS   IN  and  Glass, China and Queensware  ���������" ��������� Offer-reductiohs.il- prices far thei' Holiday Trade on ���������������������������;'  FANCY DECORATED DINNER AND TEA SETS  ?'r    '.   of 25 per cent.1 from-regular prices...  DINNER SETS from  $io.oo up. \  TEA  SETS  from. $5,00 up. ���������..     .      ._,/...  CHILDREN'S TEA SETS from $3:00" up.  FIVE O'CLOCK and. DELFT TEA.SETS from ,$3.99 up.  Also GLASS and MAJPLICA WATER SETS, DECANTERS,  BAR and; HOTEL GLASSWARE.  and a general  assortment of  Cmeensware h  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ,. lo  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  1 00  50  1 00  1 00  25  1 00  1 00  lo 00  lo  3o  - 1 00  1 00  9   so  950  ��������� 0 05  * "0 10  050  022  0 10  046  0 12  0 01.  .0,12"  .0 10  020  003  0  021  0 .8 .  .0 124  0 15  0.16  020.  009  -0-.,7-  . 0   4  ,0 04  0 10  O.074  0 041,  .030  ...   121  0 30  .032.  030  0   5..  0 10.  900  020  0 13.  0 19  16  0 22.  0.08  0 10  0  2  004  009  0 16  0 12^  008  - 0 12.  006  008  0 15  0 12.  0 10  005  0 20  0 10  0 07)  008  0 521  020  0 16  Dried  Fruits, Canbied Peel, ^xtractsj Pickles, Cross &  Blackwell's   Goods,    Canned;. Meats "in?,fuir supply:  KIRKPATRICK  <t   WILSON  Baker Street .825 Nelson  r������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ MMMMMM������MM������t  &77r*77y??y7777TTr?7J?yyrr??yr?7J.777777777777777777X  ��������� CHm������TMA������VpQ|J I _,TRY *   NgW  YEAR   ���������  .-  ..Three carloads of ���������Dressed Poultry have left Ontario, direct for  ���������-'-...   our .Kootenay markets.   They will arrive December 15, when we  will be in a position to fill all orders for Turkeys, Geese, Ducks and  ��������� ....Chickens,, either.   Wholesale  or Retail,   at   reasonable   prices.  .*        ...     Orders, can be placed at any of our Branches now, and they will  ���������"    "   have bur prompt attention on arrival of stock.   We will also hnve  .a large assortment of Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton,  Cured Meats,  ��������� . Flsh and Oysters.    Mall Orders a Specialty. Branches at  ���������  ���������  RO������������L&NI������~  ;"   ���������ANOON  800  Trail '  Thmim. Fork*  Nilson  AMD  Slocan  KASLO  City  P.   BURNS  di   CO.   nilson  a ���������  V  Sale  From now  Until   Christmas  ���������y.-.So make good use  of your time-   A Jlerry Xmas  ���������y       .:���������". and__>>      :''..���������.<;  Happy New Year  To All  From*;���������**...  Jacob Dover  249  Jeweler.  NEW IUMBER YARD NOW OPEN  MESSRS.   GENELLE; ������_   SIMPSON, of   the N������ku������p Sftwmill.  who'have]the  best plant-and: finest  stock', of lumber, in the  Kootenay^jwereJn Jtfe___9_VTf___5^y_:__P?Hi.n_!! PY___"___t-_1-? S"E_?___!1^___^9_  e^Sblish^hernYelvM~in~the~city and make a bid for the lumber trade  here. -" Their first shipment.arrived.here the first of this week, and they  are now ready to fill orders and deliver the same on shortest notice.  The yard at present will be-south-of- theC. PiR. station.. ....  A. E. YOUNO, the" well knowncontractor, of. Nelson,. will, have  charge of the business here. 824  1 06.  Oil  0 7.  0 15  0 15  0 11  0064  0 20  0 42.  1 75  2T5  0 034  025  010  6  250  5  24  12.  10  5  6  20  . 25  MTmwwwwwwwwwwwiywwwwnftmm^  i Fine; Perfumes from  ^ ,-s.        Six Bits  ^ ������^ to Six Dollars  ��������� s  3  :  ;  In Cut and Plain Glass.Bottles.- '.   ' '_ t  ���������   Vanstbne's Drug Store   ���������  KAUFFMAN BLOCK 797 . NKLSON  a.t_41i_.-i_������,t.li.ll-iltlililllliliillilllii_t_t_l_iiia_4_i_illil_ill_41__l_4At-i������Al-,_i.illti_lWtAg  Buy for Cash, arid for Cash Only.  r^TTTTT-TTTTTTTTTTTnT:TTTTTT.TTTTTTTTTT-TTTTTTT.TTTTTTTTT3  ������ Just Opened  A Full Line of  3  3  H  ���������3  H  3  3  __lX__l______l__i_i_Il-_i-Ii-I--L--U-Ll-^  r-  H ���������  H  H  H  I-.  H  ���������-���������  NEW GROCERY STORE  Groceries, Provisions, Etc.  New Stock..     Everything- First Class.   . Prices Right..  -Wc make a specialty of TEAS and COFFEES.   Give us a coU. 'h  J   .A..  XJErV-TNGr ������te  GO.  Applewhaite Block Baker and Kootenay Streets. .-  Same block as Bank" of Montreal.  ��������� 819-  t Dividends paid to date are as follows: ]>  Roi. 1625.000; War Eagle. 9187,000; -Cariboo.  1150,000; Idaho 915*000; Slocan Star, 9350,000;  Reco 9UO.00O:.RambUr-14O,0O0.. Alamo, Cvm-  berIand,-Goedt������ou<h and Noble Five-have also  paid dividends.  West Kootenay Butcher Go.  By following the above golden rule  you will, at tha ..end, of, the month, have a  dollar or more which actually belongs  to  you.,.      If you buy on credit  your wages belong,  as a rulei5  to the storekeeper. *     You  will notice, when buying for cash,  that it  isy very easy to get along with a little  less of this and a little less of that; then  when pay day comes round and no grocery or  butchers''.bills scaring you in the face,  you can s-tep forth from that  cosy little  cottage.and make things pleasant for those  for whom you toil.  Buy for cash, pay for what you get  and get-no more  than you can pay for.  .This is:the  advice  of the B.   C.  C. 0.   p.. 'GROCERY,   who carry a  full line  of  Groceries,   Provisions,   Produce,   Fresh and  Cured Meats,   Poultry and Fish.        We  sell  for Cash Only,  thus  enabling us to seir  reasonably and treat every, one alike.  83 FARLEY & SIMPSON.  .������. C, TRAVES, Mfr.  Fresh a* Saltetf Meats  NELSON.  A Carload of  zsa^POULTRY  818 ��������� To arrive December 17  - ,     ii  -Christmas' Orders  filled  at....  - "' ..-_.  KASLO.       ~        SANDON^ ~^ OUARTJt^mMBK  ....    FRED  IRVINE  A  CO.  0 LI DAY  Q00D5  Dress '  VO'ur stock of "Black and Fancy Colored mixed Dress Materials  QoodS    we are offering, at 25% discount for Xmas trade.     .  Dress  .".  :We.haye a large'assorted stock of Blouse, Waist and   Dress  Silks     Silks,-'n black, fancy colors and evening shades.  Kid Oteves Men's Neckwear Umbrellas  Handkerchiefs   in.Silk and  Linen...  :_:  1.; ra _g'OJ!rr>   lt?x/uup   dt   CO.  l-PI-.Cail .ai������}.-3e.e_ pur _Fancy;_Gopds-; --____ 817


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