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The Miner Apr 30, 1898

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Whole Number 401.
A Hettea Negatived Oy thc MaWa Vote.-
Sawmary af Baslaeu Transacted
at tke Meet-lag.
At tbe regular meeting of tlie oity
oounoil, held on Monday afternoon, all
tbe members were present, exoept Aid.
Whalley. V
After routine tbe public works committee asked tor.,an extension ot time for
one week to report,' which was granted.
Tbe finance committee recommended
.that the chief of police be provided with
a uniform aud that six batons be purchased for the use ot tbe police force.
The mayor was authorised to make the
necessary purchases.
The city engineer submitted plans of
survey of proposed cemetery site and
the mayor was instructed to negotiate
with the 0. P. B. for tbe purchase of the
same. -The proposed site contains 40
acres of whioh 25 acres are suitable itor
cemetery purposes.
A letter was received from tbe owners
of tbe Phair hotel regarding tbe construction of a retaining wall opposite the
hotel on Viotoria and Stanley streets.
Mr. Phair offered to pay cost of building
wall on condition that the city place the
required rock on the grounds and do the
neoessary excavation for the lowering of
the sidewalk. Moved by Aid. Hillyer,
seconded by Aid. Gilker, that tbe resolution passed at the last meeting ot the
council be -rescinded and the proposition
made by the owners of the Phair hotel be
Aid. Malone moved in amendment tbat
the city supply tbe rook for the retaining
wall on -condition that excavation and
lowering of tbe sidewalk be doue by tbe
owners of the Phair.
Tbere was no seoonder to Aid. Ma-
lone's amendment and on tbe motion being put, Aldermen Hillyer, Gilker and
Teetcel voted yea and Aid. Malone and
If adden nay: The mayor objeoted to th*
motion being passed and voted wttb the'
minority negativing tbe motion. Aldermen Teetzel and Hillyer objeoted to the
presiding offloer voting except in the
I oase of a tie. .
The mayor contended tbat be bad as
[good a right to vote on any question as
I otber members of tbe oounoil.
Aid. Hillyer held tbat no otber chair-
(man would attempt to over-ride the
[wishes of tbe majority ot the oounoil in
|suob a manner.
Aid Teetzel said tbat tbe mayor bad
[too often aoted ina similar manner wben
[things did not go exactly as be wished.
Aid Hillyer moved, seconded by-Aid.
[Teetzel, tbat tbe oity olerk write to tbe
Lttorney General witb regard to the legalityof the mayor's action.
The motion was negatived in the same
tanner as tbe previous motion.
His Worship reiterated bis oft repeated
brtioo, that he had the be6t interests
t>f the oity at heart and no member ofthe
Duncil had any right to question his
Aid. Teetzel said that a person would
kink from the mayor's talk that he is the
��nly man in Nelson tbat baa tbe good ot
jthe oity at heart.
The matter was allowed to drop after
i resolution was passed authorizing the
oity olerk to procure a oopy of tbe Municipal Clauses Act for the use of eaoh
Jderman. -.���'���'"   ��������������'
By-laws No. 2!) and 30 were laid over
intil next meeting for re-oonsideration.
A letter was received from R. J. Dickon quoting a price for a rock orusber for
{the use of the city- and referred to the
public works committee.
Tbe mayor was granted one month's
peave ot absence to go to Ottawa as a
lelegate in regard to tbe imposition of an
[import duty on lead. Aid. Teetzel was
appointed acting mayor during the tem-
orary absence of Mayor Houston and
Ud. Gilker acting treasurer.
It was decided to construct catch baeinB
it the corners of the following streets:
3aker and Stanley; Baker and Josephine;
Stanley and Victoria; Stanley and Silica,
tbe work to be done by day labor.
Council adjourned. "
Amnlvemary Service*.
Tlie  anniversary  services ' of    the
(independent Order of Oddfellows held
fin the Methodist church last Sunday
iorning attracted a full bouse.   The
Drder -was represented  by   between
fty and sixty members who are  said
Ito  compose about one-third  of   the
factual number at present in Nelson.
3 e   service  was  throughout   of    a
^character  particularly applicable   to
the qccasiop.    .
V   The pastor took foi' his text Heb.
H3:l��� "Let brotherly love continue."
> In the course of his remarks he said
that the attitude of the church toward
any reputable institution which has
Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, April 30, 1898.
Price Five Cents
for its object the relief of distress
amongst our fellows should be one of
helpfulness and encouragement. He
counselled that in going about the
work of brotherly love special attention be paid to the spirit and the
method of the work���work with sincerity; systematically; earnestly and
perserveringly; unitedly and wisely.
In closing he said that oddfellow-
ship originated in England about 1740.
The first lodge in America was organized in Baltimore, April 20, 1818 and
called Washington lodge, with 5
members. At present there are about
16,800 lodges in the world having a
membership of nearly 2,000,000i Between 1830 and 1886 they paid for relief
the magnificent sum of $43,500,000 and
are annually disbursing for visiting
tbe sick, burying the dead, relieving
the needv and educating the orphan,
the sum of ���1,500,000.
The surplus collection $11.20 was
given to the Kootenay Lake General
TweItalianUmnmm tke Craw's seat
nasa Kallwav CeaatratUaa Mm*.
On Monday last a report reached Nelson that a double murder had been committed at Kuskonook and on Tuesday
morning Gold Commissioner Dennis, Dr.
Symonds and Constable Jarvis started
for tbe town at the end of the lake
Upon investigation it was learned that
on Monday morning, Peter Clioe, a walk*
ing boss in the-employ of Contractor
Hoskins of the Crow's Nest Pass railway
construction dismissed an Italian named
Angelo Oirianni for drunkness. A couple
of hours later the man again appeared
on the soehe with a bottle df whiskey and
asked Cline to have a. drink. Ciine refused and Oirianni became very abusive
declaring he would "do for bim." A
brother of Ciriauni tben walked np to
Cline and asked him why he bad dismissed Angela Cline ordered bim to go
to work at once or he too would be discharged. Several otber Italians tben
threw down tbeir shovels and began to
threaten Cline, who not feeling safe
started off to tell the section, foreman
bow matters stood. As be passed Angelo
tbe Italian struck bim. Cline returned
the blow and felled tbe Pago. Angelo't
brother thein bame to the re��o&e and
burled a atone at Cline, which-missed
tbe mark. Angelo got up and again attacked Cline, who again felled bim. In
falling Aogelo drew a revolver and fired
but tbe bullet failed to bit Clioe, wbo
then grappled witb bis assailant tor possession of the weapon. Cline seoured it
and tbe Italian drew a knife whereupon
Oline fired two bullets into his bead. The
brother tben rushed at Cline, who fired
again, tbe bullet lodging in tbe hip. By
this time tbe whole Italian mob were
making tor Cline,-wbo filed towards Kuskonook.
On the way be met Mr. Proctor, J. p.,
and gave himself into custody. Tbe two
men tbeo went to�� Kuskonook. Constable Forrester and a party of-men. went
out to the soene of .tbe tragedy and
brought the wounded Italians to the hospital at Kuskonook, where tbey now lie
in a very precarious condition. It is not
expected tbat either can recover.
Cline was brought to Nelson on Tuesday and lodged in tbe provincial gaol to
await developments. A preliminary trial
of tbe case will be held next Wednesday.
SaewalMe  Care* la HI* Cabla an* Injure* mm.-Atterwaw*n ferlakcC
Tbe body of John Trewiok who waa
supposed, to have been killed in a snow-
slide on the north fork of Carpenter
creek seven miles from Three Forks waa
found on Sunday last and interred in tbe
New Denver cemetery on Mondry.
From indications in and around the
cabin it was evident that the unfortunate
man was not killed in the slide, but died
from exposure and starvation afterwards.
Near the body were found a pocket knife,
a pair of scissors, and a piece of canvas
with two forked tree branches, which
would. indicate . that Trewick was trying
to make a pair of snowsboes, that would
help him over the snow, when strength
failed bim and be slowly perished in tbe
suow. It is supposed that he remained
in tbe cabin for" two or three days when
hunger forced bim to attempt escape and
tbat he then in spite of bis injuries dug
himself out and attempted to make bis
way across the slide.
A Fire Alarm.
An alarm of fire from the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Cordingly on Victoria
street gave the Fire Brigade a run on
Wednesday afternoon. Although the
members live in different parts ofthe
city, and the scene of the incipient fire
was four blocks from the fire ball, in
lees than six minutes everything was in
readiness to turn tbe water on the fire.
Before this was necessary, however,
what might have proven a disastrous fire
had been extinguished. Beyond the
destruction of a sofa and some window
curtains no furthur damage was done.
���IxCeauMMleaertke Keeteaay Mies at
Central retnta-Ca��t. MaOgla* le Com-
anaaO tke SeUan Canpany.
Capt Hodgios, returned on Sunday
evening from Ottawa, where he interviewed the DepMMHaTot Militia in reference to the tonB&tion of a regiment in
the Kootenay distriot to be known as the
"Kootenay Rifles." The proposed regiment will oonsist of six companies, one
eaoh at Nelson^ Rossland, Revelstoke,
Kamloops, Vernon and Fort Steele. The
companies.at Vernon and Fort Steele will
be mounted, the others ordinary rifles.
The regiment will be a special corps of
artillery armed in a special way and having a special uniform.
The men will be armed with the most
modern Lee Metford rifles of 303 bore;
plain brown leather cartridge belt, 2
inches wide with brass buckle; cowboy
hat witb badge ot oorp^ on bat Eaoh
company will have two six pounderaquick
firing, and two Maxim guns mounted
dn protected flat cars, so thut they oan
be taken to auy part of Canada whenever required. The uniform will also be
a special one. A tunic of Halifax tweed
of Kbarki oolor will be substituted for tbe
old time red tunic whioh is easily dirtied
and is a good mark to fire at. Eaoh company will consist of a oaptain, one lieutenant, one second lieutenant, three sergeants, three corporals, one bugler and
thirty-five privates between the age of
18 and 46 years, ot the best physique obtainable.
Capt Hodgins, wbo will have command
of tbe Nelson oompany bas received instructions from IaeutenantColonel Peters,
JP. O. C, for British Columbia, to proceed witb tbe formation of the company
and is ready to receive applications from
parties wishing to join. Preference will
be given to men who have formerly
served in tbe Canadian Militia.
--.Several monthsaftp a list wag sent to
the Militia department of over 160' men
who signified tbeir willingness to serve
in a special oorps, so tbat Nelson could
easily turn out three or four companies.
While in Ottawa JCapt. Hodgins endeavored to get two companies for Nelson but
tbe Minister of Militia, Hon. Dr. Bordep,
expressed bis intention of visiting tbe
Kootenay daring tbe summer and would
look into the matter. His Excellency
Jjord Aberdeen will also visit Nelson thia
year and Capt. Hodgins promised to tarnish tbe guard of honor from the Nelson
oompanyof the Kootenay Rifles. As the
towns in which the companies will be located are so far apart, each will be practically independent and it is not likely
tbat any particular place will be selected
as headquarters for the present.
Brief   Mention   et   Happenings In  tke
mmrlct ftarlag tke rant
Seven Days.
Capt. Hodgins spoke to Hewitt Bos-
took, M. P., in Ottawa, asking him
whether be would accept the tit. Colonelcy of tbe regiment, for whioh he
would be admirably fitted, being a young
man and beiog so much ot his time at
headquarters. He would thus be in a
better position to keep the government
alive to the faot that tbey have a special
oorps in the Kootenay to look after.
Capt. Hodgins also brought to the
attention of the Minister the advisability
ot making a grant to a West Kootenay
rifle association so that men wbo did not
Wish to enlist or who were otherwise
hindered could have the benefit of rifle
practice. ���
Tke Caitanu Belnrns Shaw * Satl.iraelory
Inerease far tke rant Sine Month*.
The official returns to tbe customs department of the foreign trade of Canada
for the nine months ending March 3lst,
are very satisfactory from a national point
of view and show an increase of trade for
the current year ot no less than $38,715,-
901.   The figures are as follows: Imports
1897, $80,539,636; 1898, $93,042,769; Exports for 1897, $96,336,785; 1898, $123,-
096,078.   Total trade 1897, $176,886,421;
1898, $216,138,847.
This shows an increase for 1898 of 839-
252,426, exclusive of coin and bullion,
which is included in the grand totals,
and reduces the excess to thirty eight
millions as above. The dutiable imports
for the nine months, the duty collected
and the free goods are as follows:
Duitable Duty Free
1897 ��50,300.000        $15,168,600        $30,246,701
1898 56,531,679 16,585,933 3��,508,090
This shows an excess of duty' collected
for 1898 of $1,417,338 over 1897, the import of coin and bullion for 1897 and the
export was nearly a million more.
Premier Turner confirms the statement that he made an offer of assistance, on behalf of his government, to
the Yukon Railway, and that Premier
Laurier replied that he did not know-1
what could be done about it.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Fell of Victoria
are at the Phair.
A teachers' institute to embrace the
whole of Kootenay is in course of for-
_ Work will commence next Monday
on the improvements to the Trail
smelter. '
Mrs.. J. K. Strachan, wife of city
clerk. Strachan arrived frottT Regina
this week. ;
Contractors Noel and Thomson have
almost completed the grading of
Water street.
Twenty Americans took out naturalization papers at Fort Steele in one
week recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Hodgins returned on
Monday from a two months' visit to
Eastern Canada.
The remains of the late Miss Bullock
were interred in the Nelson cemetery
on Sunday afternoon.
A cricket match at Nelron between
the. home team and the Rossland
cricketers is being arranged.
F. C. Green, C. E, provincial land
surveyor has opened an office in Nelson in the Turner-Boeckh block.������
W. F. Anderson, travelling passenger agent an tbe C.P.R. left on Thursday evening for a trip to the coast.
Frank Lavin, has purchased the
sawmill and lumber business of the
Salmo Lumber company at Salmo.
E. H. Drury, engineer-on the Crows
Nest railway, and W. H. Armstrong
contractor, spent Thursday in the city.
ffitfc Board of managers of tb^Pres-
byterian ,churcb have decided to improve tbe church to the. extent of
Sol Cameron, of Rossland, who has
a large contract for improvements at
the Trail smelter spent Tuesday in
Rev. Mr. Ingles of Ainsworth will
occupy the pulpit of the Presbyterian
church tomorrow in the absence of
Mr. Frew.
F. O. Fauquier, mining' recorder at
Nakusp is spoken of for the appointment as gold commissioner for the new
district of Duncan.
At a congregational meeting of the
Messrs. M. DesBrisay and John Hamilton were elected elders.
Navigation is open on the great
lakes and steamers now leave Fort
William on Sundays, Tuesdays and
Fridays for Owen Sound.
The Kaslo News is now published as
a morning daily and the Kootenaian
as an evening paper. The first numbers of each are dated April 28.
S. P. Shaw, clerk in the customs
office, who was transferred to "Kaslo
at thc beginning of April, will, at his
own request be re-transferred to Nelson.
Mrs. J. It. Green, wife of the minci-
pal of the Nelson schools left on Tuesday evening for a visit to friends at
Regina and Moose Jaw in the North
West Territories.
Mr. Earle, engineer who is locating
the line of the Crows Nest Pass railway between here and Kuskonook has
removed his survey party to a point
four miles from Balfour light.
No trace of the body of the late
Charles Burritt, who was drowned in
Kootenay river on April 11th, has so
fair been found, and it is doubtful if the
bodv will ever be recovered.
i ., *
The London andB. C. Gold Fields,
Limited, bave removed their offices
fiom the Masonic block, Baker street,
to the building recently erected byDr.
Symonds on Kootenay street.
The snow is disappearing rapidly
from the bills and the increased number of new locations recorded this
week shows that the prospectors are
starting out in search of claims.
E. Mohan, sanitary engineer, of Victoria, who was sent out by the provincial government to examine into the
question of the disposal of the sewage
of Kootenay cities, is in Nelson.
The regular meeting of the Ladies
Hospital Aid will be held on Monday
next, May 2nd, in the Presbyterian j
church at 3 o'clock. All members are
requested to attend. The ladies of
Nelson are cordially invited to attend.
Tho flrst of the C.P:R. Alaska fleet
to leave Vancouver was the Tartar
which sailed from Vancouver and
Victoria on the 28th inst. for Wrangel
and Skagway. The Atheniau follows
on May 5.
The Cody sawmill near Sandon has
been purchased by Mr. Bascom and
the machinery has been shipped to the
line of the Crow's Nest Pass railway
where it will be used in cutting construction timber.
An interesting ceremony took place
at Rossland on Saturday. St. George's
day was observed by the hoisting of
the Union Jack nt thc headwaters of
Trail creek." This was followed by a
luncheon at which about 40 sat down.
Rev. Robt. Frew of Nelson will
spend tomorrow in Kamloops, en
rout*; to attend a meeting of the Synod
of tbe Presbyterian church in Victoria
on May 4. On Monday evening Mr.
Frew will lecture in Kamloops on
"Europe Revisited."
The Merchants Bank of Halifax hss
established a Savings Bank depait-
mene in connection with the Nelson
branch/ Deposits of one dollar and upwards will be received and current
rate of interest allowed, at present 3
per cent per annum.
The directors of the Kootenay Lake
General Hospital wish to thank the
following for donations: H. J. Evans,
one gallon of brandy; Mrs. Captain
McMorris, four books; Mrs. Painter, a
number of periodicals; Mr. C. J. Wilson, a quantity of oranges.
��� Hector Sproat, chief engineer of the
Kokanee, has been transferred to one
of the five big new C.P.R. boats to be
launched at Vancouver next Saturday
for the north trade. F. Moore, purser
ot the S. S. Nelson, also has lieen transferred to one of these boats.
���Seerae Owper Take* >U life trat aat wllk
SakMsl Intent.
:��� On Friday morning about 9 o'clock W.
Fi Thompson, chief- of the Are' brigade
found a man sitting on a doorstep on
Baker street east, apparently suffering
severely. His tongue was hanging, out
and he waa breathing bard. Mr. Thompson assisted bim to W. F. Teetzel's drug
store and called Dr. Forin. Tbe man expired shortly after being laid on the floor
in the room at the rear ot the drug store.
The body was taken to the undertaker's
and in tbe afternoon Pr. Arthur, coroner,
empannelled a jury consisting of George
Steele, foreman, W. J. Ashley; D. A. Mo-
Beath, S. A Toy, J. L. Vanstone and A.
Enstead for the purpose of holding nn
inquest After the jury had viewed the
remains tbeinquent was adjourned until
evening to allow the post mortem examination to be held by Dr. Symonds.
At the adjourned inquest Chief Thomson gave evidence as above stated with
tbe addition tbat tbe deceased went by
tbe name of George Cooper. When he
found tbe man sitting on the doorstep he
could not speak distinctly, but was not
intoxicated. He searched tbe body but
found nothing in tbe clothes.
Dr, Symonds gave evidence as to holding ��postmortem examination on body
of deceased. lie found the tongue protruding from the mouth, with wound on
tip about >4 of an inch long and Vf inch
deep. Tbe tongue was swollen to nbout
three times its natural size and the wound
appeared to be proportionately larger
than when inflicted. Death appeared to
be due to the topgne having fallen back
on tbe respiratory tubes, causing asphyxiation. The vital organs were healthy as
far as appeared to the naked eye, except
the liver, which was enlarged. This bad
however, nothing to do with the immediate cause of death.
The wound was a poisoned one. The
knife produced, the blade of which was
covered with dried blood, was likely to
carry poison. There were no external
marks of violence.
Wm. Scbeverdfegg, miner, said he saw
deceased Thursday evening sticking a
knife into bis tongue. There was blood
on his chin and hand.
Lawrence O'Neill, saw deceased at the
Tremont hotel on Friday morning after
tbe ball. He was making motions about
Mb neck and tongue. Knew bim under
tbe name of Cooper for two years. Deceased was a painter by trade and
worked in Nakusp, but was always under
the influence of drink. He several times
inflicted wounds on bimselt so that he
could get into tbe hospital.
The verdict of the jury was tbat thede-
ceased George Cooper alias Bert Sawyer
came to his death from wounds by a knife
wliich they believed to be self inflicted
but not with suicidal intent
They added a rider to tbe verdict to tbe i
efiiect that in emergency cases ndrnissioa 1
to the Kootenay Lake General Hospital)
should be on the certificate of any resi-j
dent practicing physician. I
Tke rresMeafs OteeUmutttea MegaMIng
NealraU.-Havaa*   M-sekade**   hy
the AmtHtaa Fleet,
On Monday last the United Stataa
House of Representatives passed the bill
formally declaring the existence of a
state of war between the United Stales
and Spain. There was not a word of
debate on the bill and tbere was no roll
coll, the Hou#e being unanimous.
Oa Tuesday President McKinley
issued the following proclamation:
"By the president of the United State*
ot America.
"A proclamation.
"Whereas, by an act of oongnw ap*
proved April 25, 1898, it isoonoluded
that war exists and bas existed since tb*
21st day of April, A.D., 1898, inoludinff
the said day between the United Stataa
and Spain, and
"Whereas, it being desirable that
such war Bhould be conducted upon
principles in harmony with the views of
nations and sanctioned by recent praotioe
it bos already been announced thai the
policy uf this government will be not to
resort to privateering but to adhere to
ths rules of the declaration of Paris, oom
therefore, I, William McKinley, pnrf.
dent of tbe United States of America,by
virtue of the power vested in me by tbe
constitution and tbe laws do hereby declare and proclaim:
"First���rhe neutral flag coven tha
enemy's goods, with the exception ot
contrabands ot war.
"Sscond���Neutral goods not oontrt*
band ot war are not liable to oonfiMnNOB
under the enemy's flag.
"Third���Blockades in order to be bin-fling must be effective.
*" "Fourth���Spanish merchant vessel* fm
any ports or,places within tbe United
States will be allowed until May 21, 1808
inclusive, for loading their oargoee and
departing from anoh porta or f-fiwm, mt
such Spanish merchant reanila It lOot'Ot7
sea by any United States ship ebeUbr
permitted to continue their Toya*g*e if o*
examination ot their cargoes it tbtU be
shown that their cargoes were taken on
board before tbe expiration of tbe abort
time, provided tbat nothing therein eon-
tained shall apply to*|Spaniah vessels having on board any officers in tbe military
or naval service of the enemy or any coal
except sneh   as be necessary for tbeir
voyage or any other article prohibited or
contraband ot war or any dispatch of, or
to the Spanish government.
"Fifth���Any Spanish merchant vaml
which prior to April 21,1896, shall here
sailed from any foreign port bound for
any port or place in the United Statat
shall be permitted to enter such port or -
place and to discharge her cargo and
afterwards forthwith to depart without
molestation and any such vessel it met
at sea by any United States ship shall be
permitted to continue her voyage to any
point not blockaded,
' "Sixth���The right of search is to be
exercised with strict regard for the right
of neutrals and the -voyages of mail
steamers are not to be interfered witb
except on the clearest ground of suspicion
of a violation of law in respect of oontrt*
band or blockade.
"In witness whereof, eta
"Done at the department of state, etc,
this 26th day of April, etc"
Since the declaration of war, \tnry
little of importance has transpired.
The American fleet on Tuesday blockaded the port of Havana and captured
several Spanish vessels tbat attempted
to run the blockade. Tbe Spanish fleet
has remained passive at Cape Verde
Islands up to to-day wben they sailed \
in a south westerly direction, destina*
tion unknown, The Asiatic squadrons
of the two powers are expected to en*
gage in a naval battle in the yicinity
of Manilla, on the Phillipine islands.
The European nations have all declared neutrality in the war but the
moral sympathy is strongly in favor of
Spain. Great Britain is the only flrst
class power that supports the position
of the "United States.
It is expected that next week will
witness some exciting developments
in the situation and should the desti-
notion of the Spanish fleet be the West
Indies, one of the greatest naval bat��
ties the world has ever seen may be
expected. The people of the United
States and thc whole Anglo-Saxon
race look forward to a successful issue.
Should the Spaniards win tho flrst
battle the war will -in all probability
be a prolonged one.
One hundred aud nineteen bogs at'
flicted with bog cholera were burned
at the pens of J. Catlett near Rossland
on Thursday under the superintendence of Dominion Veterinarian Arm*
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O. U I/enxox, Secretary.
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I.  O. O.  F.     Kooienay  Lodge,
No. Ki, ineetseveryMondaynight,
v-i.w*-    ���l   then   Mull,   Kootenay  st"eet
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM, IIODSON, Secretary.
�� NELSON   LODGE  No   25. K. of  P.,"
meets in Castle linll, McDonald block
every   Tuesday  cventna  at 8 o'clock.
All visiting knights cordially invited,
J. .7. 'Malone. CO.
(820) Gl!0. f.AKTUIDCir   "
,'K. of R.andS.
NFXSON LOnClO. I. O. O. T. Meets in
Castle���'Hall, McDonald Block,-every Monday
t von ing at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars cordially invited, J. Mow.icy Hoag,
Chief Templar.
John Tj'.i,foui>, Sec'y.
=^       NELSONS 'QUEEN    NO.  211
^   SONS     UF     ENGLAND,   meets
I,./�� C.  li   necontl and fourth Wednesday of
|3vC  |\   each month at K. of P. HaU, Mae-
Jjj   Donald Block,   cor. Vornon   and
 =&?    Josephine streets.   Visiting brcl.h-
ern cordially invited. Kkxest Kixg.
UiiaS.'H. Fahkow, Worthy President.
Lion to drill and esprit du corps,uot by
gratuitous insults to thc other towns,
and j Again the ^article in question urges
lhat Rossland is tbe right place for tho
head-quarters of the regiment because
it is the most populous and the most
central town in Kootenay. The first of
these qualifications may be true, but if
it is, it is only by a small majority.
Nothing but a census, can settle
whether Nelson or Kossland is the
larger. When the census is tnken wo
lire inclined to fancy that it will show
Nelson to be in the lead. As to Ross-
land's central position, the statement
is absolutely false. Rossland is in a
cul de sac up among the hills, leading
nowhere. It is absolutely the least
central of any town in Kootenny. It
is right up* against the International
Boundary and only connected with
the rest of Kootenay by a, jerk-water
railwav which its new owners, the
C.P.R., will probably pull to pieces.
Only the other day in answer to a letter from the Rossland Board of Ti tide
Sir. Shaughnessey, the Vice-President
of the C. P. R. told thein that a survey |
should be made so that if ever his
company wanted to build in a branch
to Rossland from the Crow's Nest Pass
line they might have the necessary information at hand. Rossland is not
on amain line leading any where, and
it has not a branch leading from it.
From a strategic point of view Rossland is useless as a military point. It
lies in a hollow, commanded ou all
sides by low hills, and a force to defend it against attack would require
to be many times larger than its assailants.
\\T(| have beeu exceedingly sorry to
have to say these things, hut the fault
lies not at the door of Rossland or its
people. We know full well the attraction for large concerns of the B. A. C.
order which the place exercises. But
we felt that it was our duty to Nelson
and to the rest of Kootenay to point
out the inaccuracies only top
manifest to people who know tho place,
which a foolish journalist tries to
masquerade as facts.
doubt, in its capacity as dry nurse to
the B. A. 0., at once write to the New
York Chamber of Commerce and.have
the offending author of the article
duly sacrificed, for daring to breathe
or write anything hut the most fulsome adulation of anything relating
to the Trail creek .camp.
Itestiiurmit ('rices In Osiwson.
In a private letter wriLlcn r.t Dawson
City on Nov. 7,1897, and received iu Nelson on April l(3th, 18i?8, the following
rates are Kiven for the bill of fare at the
.Eldorado rpstauratit, Umveou, for February aud March.
PorterhoiiseStonk   .85(10
Tenderloin Steak  *50
Sirloin Stunk  I 00
Plain Steak  3 00
Hamburg Steak '.  3 00
Fried 1 lam  3 00
Bread, Butter nnd Vegetables included.
Pork nnd Beans	
ColFcc and Hot Cakca:  	
Colt'ec and Toast	
Coireo and Cnko	
Coll'ee and Pie	
Canned Fruit	
I All dinner orders.   3 00
Dinner from 12 to S p.m.
Orecn Trco hotel, rooms -per night, $1.00;
bed, $300.   Terms strictly cosh.
and Surgeons.   Office, Baker,St., corner
Ward St.. Nelson U.C.   Telephone 7t>.   (813
We   Spring   Our
A:, lytical Chemist, Victoria s'reot. Nelson, B.C.
tary Public, Sloean City. ��� ;    451
MX,. (ilUMMETT, LL. ft
��   Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc
H. C
Ji-U Firo Insurance and Mining Broker,
Sandon, 11. C. **��
Solicitor, etc.    Sole- Agent for the C��nn
Ileal  Estate and
diati   Fire Insuranco  Co.
Mining properties for sale,
Slocan City. B.C.
2 00
The very generous support which
the people of Nelson and Kootenay in
general have always afforded us since
our little journal first made its appearance in June, 1800 has impelled us to
give them the best possible paper that
could, reasonably lie*''produced. And
now thc -time has arrived when thc
the town and district deserve tlie c'*m-
plcto service of u daily '.morning paper
ixr.d wo have made the necessary arrangements to supply one,
The new paper av ill make its appeax-
ance early next woek and will be supplied besides thc ordinary local news
with the full telegraphic reports sup.
plied.by the Associated Press to such
papers as the Victoria Colonist and the
daile* of Vancouver. The demand for
a daily journal has lately largely increased in Nelson and the sale of papers
published elsewhere has became very
great. Now Nelson will'-get in the
morning nil the news whieh she has
bean so eagerly receiving in the eveu-
ingfand she will have the pleasure of
knowing that the work is the product
of her, local presses,
despatches arrangements are being
made >mtov an j independent supply of
ne^.of���importance from neighboring
to\jgjs...by telegraph.
To begin with the new daily will
consist of four pages, of live columns
t-ach; which, will. be increased from
time.gto , tune as business warrants..
The weekly paper, will remain as it is
and in addition will contain the week s
Hitherto an Englishman has not
been exactly what is called a persona
grata in the Western States of
America. In fact nothing has been
too liard to say of him, his habits and
customs, his country and government. Today all is changed. The
British ensign is cheered as it flutters
from a pole in Spokane and the much
^derided "knee parts" have become a
passport to western hospitality. All
over the States there is a strong wave
of feeling in favor of Great Britain
and her sons. This is caused by-the
evident leaning of British -sympathy!
towards our American cousins in their
conflict with Spain.
Right  in the  midst of this happy
occasion,   several    we'l    intentioned
gentlemen are proceeding to Ottawa
to urge the government to close the
markets of Canada  to the lead products of America.   It is scarcely likely
that their request will be granted, and
without going again into the merits of
the case, it is a point wide open to
dispute whether the end  they   seek
will be accomplished if their demand*
ire   acceeded to.   When  the subject;
was  first mooted, we declined to bow
down  to  the protection theory  and
urged that some opportunity should
be taken to get the United Stales to'
remove the-objectionable duty-on-pig
lead that  is causing all the trouble
Here is the very opportunity.,   Noth-
ing. of   course   is likely   to   be done
while  the war lasts, but if England is
sincere in   her  sympathy, of which
there  is no d'Mibt, at  its conclusion
the United States can scarcely refuse
so  slight a concession as the removal
of an   irksome cent or two on a few
tons  of lead, which is a mere bubble
m her vast volume of trade.
Mining Boot
T mul Dominion Lund Surveyor* nnd Civil
Engineers. Nelson. B. C. Room No. 1, over
Thomson & Co.'s Book Storo. 6H
Spring Hats
Today. Latest American
(among others J.B.Stetson)
English,   Canadian Blocks
$2.00 and Up
]-. C. (1AMI1M: I.l'. FRANCIS J. O'RHILI.Y.
M. Inst.C.U,    M, Cm. Sec. C.I!. Assoc. M. Inst. CE.
M. Am. Soc. C.!C.   1M..S. for ll.C. I'.L.S. for B C.
(Ijiio Kes. Iini:. J)i'l>. ofl'ul*. Wlcs. Kossland, B.C.
,.C Canailii in ll.C.)
Nelson, ll.C.
CIVIL EMiLNEKUS,      O      9      O
Accouritunts and General Agents.
Agents Insurance Co. of North America.
NELSON -        (7871 - B. C.
A good dwelling: lionsc nnd 35(icresof lftiid
opposite Nelson, B.C, on Kootenay lake. Tbe
house is finished and plastered. Puintcd inside
and outside and contains 7 rooms. Seven ncrcs
of the land n re cleared and lias 500 to 000 frui
trees on it. Three-quarter* of an acre is sot in
strawberry, gooscben-y. currant, and grape
vires,   Terms Cash.   Address,
Kettle Kails, Stevens Co,
8 1 Waslungto
"-**-) -t
.��n.V��rfi J-*
1, t  -wppTW
-    1ST
*'  XP.X
The "ALASKA" Mining Boot is made ^
itt of tlie very best materials, aud thc �����'
O* patented corrugated edge protects the <#
i#> boots and doubles its life. It is made "J
��� either -with rubber or leather inner and "J
t* outer soles. No other boot,'at any price, "31
9 is better than the "Alaska," and miners ��
V should ask their outfitters to show it to J*
J them. See that the name'of mannfac- S
turers is stamped ou inside of legging. 2,
Montreal,     Toronto,     Wlnnlpec.- S
Manufacturers also of 2i
CamplnfUlank-cU, Air Pillows,    &
R ut��b��r Clov����, *te. J
Tl 11
The Canadian Rubber Co.
Wtiere to Oo!
It is with gi'Ctii lrluclnnce that we
(���ntcir into tlie comp.uiEon of the ofthe
twotoivus of Nelson and Rossland, to
the rlisepfU'ngnicMit of thc latter. But
in air iitticle'tipoii the snhjeut of tht
ffiftniitroii of a legiinont of militia thc;
RosshVii-ti'Minerlius beon Rail ty of such
rudoiicss tt> the otluu- towns of Koot-
' pnay-and ^!|S ni-ude->uch unbl.ishing
inis-stfitetnents that a great injustice j
niayresiilt if^tliey are allowed to passj
Otfr RosSland friends will perhaps
remferiiiW, those of them who were
there,1'that Thi* Mixiiiu was the (irst to
call ��Ke iitfcentio.t of the world at large
to the healthy promise of the infant
city tliiitWas l>dfn in tlie Trail Creek
Valley late iu the autumn of ninety
fom*,: and we eaiih-jt call to mind any
occasion upon which any thing but
praise of Rossland has appeared in
these columns. Even now we by no
tneaiis'-intend to disparage either the
town oV the camp but to refute the
blatant' utterances of a journalist
Avhose services to alo'c-ility are of exceedingly doubtful value.
In the' aHicIe ;ive '"complain of, it is
sta'tedrtliat Rossland is tho only town
that contains, tlie vmaterial to inal'e
good .soldiers of, imicI that therefore
the crack corps of the regiment must
be there. Now we venture to suggest,
that there are just as good-men in
other parts of llie Kootenny as there
are iti Rossland-- The town" that gets
the crack company will do soby atten-
<��� KA -Wr^i ^XA\ 4
vJtir   O LOCK^oss^^-
Is the Largest and Most Complete
in the Town. If you think of
changing your  Grocer  next month,
���      ���      ���     ���       1 ly. Y    U<5.      ���      ���
M. Des Brisay & Co.
Letter Orders get Careful and Prompt attention.
Latest from Chicago
and Montreal. ,
6,000 * ROLLS
Jointed   Bamboo
Click  Reel
i Doz. Flies .'.
75 feet of Line
2 Leaders
$5.oQ Will Btiy
It is sincerely to be hoped that our
provincial parliament will turn a deaf
ear to any appeal thabrmay be made
by Messrs. Mackenzie and Mann for
funds to build their railway to Teslin
lake. If tliis scheme deserves support
the Dominion Treasury is the proper
source from which to draw it, and the
Dominion has refused to do so. There
is no reason why the Province should
step in ahd give aid out of its poverty
when Ottawa has refused to do so out
of, her abundance. Possibly if the
contractors had asked for a reasonable
grant they would have pot it; But
their demands were outrageous and
they were very properly rejected. It
is said that operations onjthe work
are not suspended. Forty six carloads
of rails and enormous, quantities of
materials and supplies are still going
through Vancouver to the Stickine.
Possibly the contractors think that
the railway in itself will be such a
good thing that they are content to
build it without any subsidy at all. If
that is so it is a complete confirmation
of the Senate's action in throwing out
the bill granting theni princely subsidies.
Tlie Engineering and Mining Journal of New York in its issue of the
IGth 'April contains a very severe
iirticl;' on Mr. Win* tta ker "Wright and
thc British America Corporation. The
Rossland Board   of   Trade,   will,   no
i Split Bamboo Rod
(2 .Tins)
2 Doz. Flies
3 Leaders
i Devon Bait
i Nickel   Plated  Reel
i Silk   Line       at  the
Wall papeR
In Silk, Leather, Tapestry,
Gold  and   Lustre Effects.
Sample  Books
. Application.
Mailed on
On    Real   Estate   and   for   Building
House  Property    For   Sale���Central
Location��� 25 per cent on
investment. S96
For The Canadian Mutual loan & Invcstmfint
Company of Toronto, Ont. Offices:
Corner Ward ahd Baker Streets. Nelson. B,C.
' On and after Monday,
April nth, 1898. Meals
will be served at
at The
bonier Slante)-and Silica Streets.
General Rates,   $2.00   Per    Day
10 Cents.    ,
For a Good Mug of Beer
out of the new Mug's
recently arrived froni Spokane.   The Hotel has been
Newly ���!��� Fitted 4 Throughout
Dining Room in charge
of    Mr.    Joseph   Paquin.
Fishing Tackle
And get acquainted  with  us.
us show you our assortment of
and we will also
try   to    convince    ���
you that our Fit Reform Ready made Clothing is    J
Our Stock now is nearly Complete in all Lines and all new Goods.   No trouble
to show Goods. ���������"..'
. Emory 6 Walley������..-.;.;
... Agents fob ...
Kennedy 6 Donahs,    mem mm,    Toronto
Tolton d McKay, Hue custom sftirtMaKw, Hamilton
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forfcs, New Denver and Slocan City.
Order* by mntt to nay branch will have careful ana prompt attention.
E. J. CDRRAN, Prop.<
Thomson Stationery Co.
Call at Latimer Street, Third -"���
.House  East   of   Brewery. .    .
876 ...   MISS E. FIELD.
The Largest Sheet Metal
Work* on the Canadian
Pacific   Coait,   ���  ���  ���
Riveted Steel Pipe   Ore Cars   Ore Buckets
Monitors Elevators Steel Wheel Barrows
Av��Wut   "   VANCOUVER, B.C.
Math Nelson will start a
Scavenger business on May
ist, and will guarantee his
patrons entire satisfaction.
P. O. Box 96.
1 mo.
This Company is now in course of liquidation and any person having any claim against
tbe Company is requested to -send it in, with a
statement, at once to the undersigned.
901 P.O. Drawer J, Nelson, B.C
In  the Matter of the -Goods of Cbarlen
KingxSey Bnrrltr, Deceased, Intestate.
All persons -having   any 	
againBt' the above named Charles Kingsley
Burritt are requested to send the same, duly
verified , by Statutory Declaration to Oscar
Burritt, the Administrator, Mount Pleasant,
Vancouver, B.C., together with a statement of
the securities and amount thereof, if any. held
by hhn or them, on or before the 20th day of
May, A. D��� 1898.  "        .
The said Administrator will on and after
said date proceedto distribute the assets of tho
paid deceased so far as the property extends
and the law binds, having regard only tbthe
claims of which he shall have then had notice.
All  persons   indebted to the said Charles ,
Kingsley Burritt are requested to forthwith
pay the amount of their said indebtedness to
the said Oscar Burritt, the Administrator.
"Solicitor for the said Administrator.
Dated ab Nelson B. C. this 20th day of April,
1898. n (April 23-it)
Branch: bb wharf st, VICTORIA, B. G.
J. A. Browne,MAN*acR.
|&~Shlpments Solicited. Wrlio for Circular."^)
Have   You   Tried
Smoking   Tobacco?
���in. ti
k'o. i
Gonso WhST
Ltaxe SOO a ni
"     S 2o a. in
"     9.33 h. in.
"      H.ol a, 111.
"    IJ'U.i m
'   .10.18 a. in.
"    11 'O.i 111
"    I'l )') 1 11.
Arc.  10,50a. in.
South Fork
near liiiko
13 ulc\ 3
Going Kast,
Arrive 3.50 p.m.
" S 15 p m
"     2.15 p.m.
2.00 p.m.
1.18 p.m.
1.12 p.m.
1.00 p.m.
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Oh, wo -went maplo sugaring
All bj some golden hap,
When wounded trees -were jeweling
Witb beads of pearly sap I
We dallied through tho -waking grove
And understood the spring,
Tho universal youth thut drove
Our Very blood to sing.
Wo peered tho drier places out
And skipped the young abysses.
Where last year's leaves lay all about
As thick as next year's kisses.
Tho little shanty lured us on
Wilh smokelike tresses floating,
And where the sledges smoothed tho way
I bcau'd yoa, fondly noting
Bow like a slender maplo tree
You wero, though fairer, lither.
Ah, yon.woro bodied spring to me,
As thrilling, nymphisli, blither!
Well, over logs and bogs we clambered
To where tlie caldrons browed
Vero sap to sirup and enambcrod
Tho liquor neuter hued.
The cordial fanner smiled to see
The lovo that aureoled ns,
But neither ear nor heed had wo
Por auuht he may have told ua.
I proffered yoa a pewter spoon,
In sirup dipped and laved,
Which.when your lips but toucbed.so soon
'Twas golden all and graved.
I simpered,' "Sweets unto the sweet,"
And all the stock of youth,
But somehow triteness took now life;
Hyperbolo was truth.
Oh, we went maple sugaring
All by some golden chance,
And the clustered trees like bridesmaids
waved '���''..*���
Lous life to our romance 1
���Rupert Hughes in New York Sun.
SteamsMp lanes
From Montreal
Lake Ontario���Beaver Line ,���.. .May  i
Lake Winnipeg���Heaver Line.'...:'. May 11
From New York.,
Teutonic-White Star Uno.'. .....May I -Jlsccnery
itrittaiiic-AVhitc Star Line..... May 11
Lueania���Cuuard Line... ....May 7
servia���Cunard Line ���".  May 10
From Montreal
Yorkshire���Dominion Lino May 7
Dominion���Dominion Line , May 14
-.aurcntian���Allan Line���   May 7
'Parisian���Allan Line May H
Cabin, S-U.afl, ��50. $<i0, 1570, $S0 and upwards.
Intermediate, $32.50 and upwards.
Steerage. ?22.50 and upwards,.
Passengers ticketed through to all points in
Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low
rates to all parts ot the European continent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all points.
Apply to GEO.   S.  BKKR,   C.P.R.  Ticket
Anent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STITT,
5541 _ General A Kent, C.P.R. Otilces, Winnipeg.
lb in
THE DIRiluraiid bUPER-
To all Eastern and European
To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points. ^
To .the Rich and active Mining
Districts of Klondike and the
Yukon.        . ��� .:���
New Tourist Oar Service
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Monday) to, Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To Kossland and Main   Line points.
Kuuicniiy I.ukc���Kaslo ttoulc.
Stic. Kokanee
Except Sunday, Except Sunday.
i   p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11  a.m.
Calling at way ports i n both directions.
5��<i<��l��'iitiy Stiver Route.
Stis. Nelson*.
Mon. "Wed.Tri. Mon, Wed. Fri.
7 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON'���Arrives���8.30 p. m.
Runs to Kusknnnok (formerly Armstrong's
Landing' culling at way ports and makes close
connections at Pilot ISay with Steamer Kokanee, Steamer may make additional trips provided business offers,
est ot
��� ever
Train* to anil from. Slocan City, gnadon
and Sine an  l.nfcc  Points.
.    (Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���ArriTes���2.20 p. m.
! Ascertain Pxsesent
| Reduced Rates East
I and full information   liy  addressing nearest
! local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket
It" ticket  Agent, Nelson,
j       Tra v. Pass. Agent,      Dist, Pass. Agent,
I . Nslson. "Vancouver.
, Wis
"j Write for Klondike folder and Map,
Tho Morkoff family camo from Russia
toward tho end of tho last ccntiiry, and
Demctcr Mnrkoff, the third descendant of
this family, was already a largo landowner in Hungary and could not speak a syllable of tho Russian tongue. Demctcr III
was a famous man in his time, flrst, because he could ride down tho strongest
horse in ono day; secondly, because he
could swallow the largest glass of wine at
ono gulp (and afterward cat the glass itself); thirdly, because, however large his
income might be, ho could always spend
twice as much, and, fourthly, because,.no
matter what woman ho met, he could always cither fascinate her,;or, failing that,
marry her���and within a twelvemonth the
lady in question would punctually bo
abolished from tho face of the earth. When
he reached his forty-eighth year, ho had
just buried his third wife. Sho was a
good sonl, they say, never complained,
and died quietly and without protest.
By his flrat wlfo ho had a eon, Dometer
Mnrkoff TV. At the tlmo of which we
write this young man was 24 years of age..
In many respects Iio failed to resemblo his
father. He lacked that gentleman's heroic
qualities, being a quiet and economical
young man, fond of reading, painting and
music Wine and tobacco both modo bim
sick, and if a pretty girl looked at him he
would blush. Demeter III was irritated
by his son's virtues and called him a booby, but ho.was his only son, all the same,
and he could not disown him. Paternal
example had no effect upon hliu. In vain
did Dcnieter III tako him to boar hunts���
the sou simply began to paint the forest
in vain did he give him money to
spend���he bought nothing but books or
pictures; in vain did ho tako him to places
of amusement���he simply went to sleep
whilo the fun was going on.
One day, however, Dometer III was astonished by tho news tbat his son wished
to marry. In the adjoining county there
was a charming young girl who was the I
youngest of six daughters of a small landed proprietor. It was on the occasion of
a vintngo festival that the youth had flrst
met her and ever since then he had been
accustomed, in tho soft moonlight, to
dream away his time in her company and
to talk about tho stars and the flowers, as
respectablo people aro supposed to do when
they are in love. The name of this young
girl'was Angelica.
Young Demeter Mnrkoff now camo to
his father und asked him if he would bo
good enough to journey into the adjoining
county'andobt��ln~for:"lilm=the* necessary
consent to tho projected marriage.
"With pleasure," replied his father. "Is
ahe pretty?"
"Hor beauty is transcendent."
"Ah, you think so because she ia the
flrst girl you have met!   Is sho fond of
"She worships mc."
���i  "Is sho young?"
"Only 18."
"That is tho most Interesting ngc.
Don't be afraid. I will go and manage it.
I will bring her. back. You can consider
her already hero."
Demctcr III had his horses swiftly harnessed���five beautiful Arab steeds���and
he drovo them Into tho. neighboring county at such a terrific rate "that they wero
pretty well lamed beforo they got there.
Directly ho set eyes on Angelica he.saw
that sho was indeed the loveliest of women; nlso that sho had a deeply rooted affection for his son.
Angelica, as already said, was only 18,
and at that ago thc fancy rules over thc
senses. Secret sympathies and inexplicable magnetic Influences operate In thc
soul. Theso things whispered to Miss Angelica that to be drawn by flvo Arab steeds
was moro delightful than to be drawn by
two and that It was plcaaanter to cat off
silver dishes than off china plates, and, indeed, Dometer IV possessed less property
than his father, for whilo tho latter owned
>rge tracts of country nothing belonged
to his artistic son but tho landscape on
canvas which ho hud himself painted in
the paternal territory.
-In one word, Angelica gavo her hand to
Demeterlll instead of to his offspring.
The matrimonial go between kept his
word���he brought the young lady home���
but Demeter IV was sufficiently astonished when liis father told him that she did
not come as his wife, but as his stepmother.
The younger Demeter now found it necessary to quit Hiuigary altogether, fpr all
the inhabitants were laughing at his expense. He went to Russia and lived in an
old mansion of his father's at Podolia.
Thence he never returned.
After that tbe people at home told all
sorts of ludicrous stories as to tho life he
j was leading in Russia. Some said that ho
sat all day long in the corner of a room
opposite tho portrait of tho girl ho had
wished to marry, that tho spiders were industriously spinning their webs over this
picture, that they bad almost covered it-
from view, but that tho eyes of Angelica
were.still visible, and that Demeter IV
would not leave the chamber until they,
too, wero concealed by the filmy meshes.
Others said he was making experiments ia
chemistry and trying thc effect of certain
poisons upon dogs and cat* A third party said ho had becomo a vegetarian aind
passed his life in weighing up the precise
amount of food which he considered necessary for his next meal. But they were all
wrong, and at length their statements
wero confuted by a letter which arrived
from Demeter IV, addressed to his father.
It should bo mentioned, by tho way,
that the beautiful Angelica had indeed
died within the twelvemonth. ��� On tho occasion of a ball Demeter III was so drunk
that he pointed a gun at his wlfo because
she was chatting too merrily with a good
looking young officer. Sho thereupon fled
Irom tho ballroom In terror, rushed out
(nto tho cold night air in her muslin dress
nnd satin slippers, took a chill and shortly
died therefrom. But sho had attained her
ambition, nnd'if sho had married tho
younger Dometer she might perhaps still
have been ailvo. As Mrs. Dometer IV sho
would not havo been lying in such a beautiful velvet covered and gilded coffin nor
havo boon drawn to her vault by flvo such
beautiful Arab steeds.
From tlio younger Demcter's letter to
his father it appeared that ho had been so
far successful ln forgetting Angelica that
ho was nbout to marry another girl.
Years had already passed. Tho elder
Demeter was 58 years old, while hia son
was still only 34. Thus tho latter was
now ln a position to write to his father in
these torms:
My Dbar PAXDEn���I again intend to marry,
and I have discovered the moBt beautiful girl'
Imaginable for my wife. I want you to bo present ot the ceremony. This time lam not afraid
that you will carry off my bride, for ton years
havo elapsed, and you have now. lost your
power of fascination. Ten years ago I was a
mere child* and you were a man. Today I
am a man and you aro getting well on into
childhood. Besides, my fiancee loves me with
profound devotion. Therefore if you wish mo
happiness come at once to my approaching
wedding. DsuKxea.
Theso words Inflamed Demeter III. Hia
pride was wounded. A wicked desire took
possession of him.
"What sort of girl Is this your master
intends to marry?" he inquired of the
valet who had brought the letter.
"A most lovely creature, sir," waa the
"Is she young?"
"Still almost a child."
"Do they love each other?"
"Liko a pair of doves."
"Well, go back and tell my eon that I
nhall bc present at his wedding."
Demctcr III lost not a moment,: but
traveled posthaste. Reaching Lemberg,
he there happened to meet his son's coachman."*
'' What -are you doing hero, Dimitru?'',
he inquired. A
Tho servant stammered and showed that
he would like to lie, but a handful of gold,
promptly administered, induced him to
tell the truth. Ho said that his master
got quite alarmed on hearing that the father did not mind taking the trouble of
journeying to Vodolia, and he had therefore ^arranged that tho wedding should
tako place two days earlier, sending his
coachman to Lemberg to buy certain Hungarian commodities for the marriage feast.
Demeter III leaped upon a swift horse,
for his carriage was not quick enough, and
galloped.furiously toward Podolia. Two
horses fell beneath him, and he arrived at
tho church just as tho marriage was about
to be solemnized. Ho dismounted, and
the ceremony was Interrupted in order
that father and son might greet each other, whilo, the bride remained, near tho
altar. She was covered with a thick veil
which completely hid her features; 'Dometer III looked with proud contempt upon
his son, whoso face was sunk with a lingering ailment and from whose color lt
could bo seen" how many mouths, lie had
to live, whereas he, tho father, was still
vigorous and' robust. Demeter IV threw
an imploring glance at his paternal relative, who simply received it with a smllo
and then walked up to the waiting bride
_and whispered in her oar:   ���
"Beautiful woman, I am Pemctcr Mnrkoff III, while that man is my son. His
hands tremble, mine are steady; his are
empty, mine aro full of gold. Compare us
together and choose which you will prefer
to lead you to the altar."
"-��� Didora���such was the lady's name���
made her decision with very llttlo hesitation, and it was the father whom she allowed to take her to the altar and mako
her his wife. She sworo to him eternal
devotion. Demeter III was radiant with
victory and glanced round the church to
ter was standing with his back against
pillar, watching tho ceremony from thenco.
Ho was not weeping, as on i% former occasion.
As tho party was leaving tho church ho
whispered in his father's cars, "Good luck
to you, Demeter III!"
Tho elderly bridegroom took off tho veil
from the face of his bride. Ho beheld, not
a thing of beauty, but an ugly, crooked
mouthed, one eyed horror���-rin object so
very ugly that you could not Unci another
���like it if you searched all over the'* earth.
From this wifo ho could not escape so
easily ns from tho others. He could not.
drive her away from him and sho refused
to die. Ho lived with her till his own
denth. Sho was not afraid of his anger,
for sho could swear better thun lie. If he
drnnk, so'did Dldora; If. ho attempted to
beat lie!���, she gave hhn a worse thriv-ihlng
in return. Demeter found it necessary to
shavo off his beard; otherwise Dldora was
fond of pulling it out for hi in. She insisted on accompanying him whenever ho visited his friends, and, being generally in
drink, she wduld quarrel with hhn in
their houses, and expose him to the keenest
ridicule At length ho deckled never to
go out of doors again, and he died in seclusion.���Englishwoman.
When I wu. AIU a living man,
And ero tho years of lifo were spent,
Uy fearful fancy often ran
On what would ba my punishment
For I had sinned as only few
In human form havo sinned ns yet,
And, though suspicion slept, I knew
Tliat God would wait and not forgot.
���Harry Thurston Peck in Bookman.
The Man Who Flevr In 1.13.
He wrote   to   Mr.  Ironside   of   Tho
Guardian:   "I   liuve  mado  considerable
progress in  tho art of Hying.    I flutter
Bbout my room two or three hours in" ri
morning, ancl when my wings aro ou con
go above u  hundred ynrds at a hop, step
and jump.    I can fly already as well as a
turkey coel: ***   Upon thc next Thanks-,
giving day it is my design   to  sit astrldo
tho dragon upon Bow steeple, from whence,
after the lirst discharge of the tower guns,
I  intend to" mount into the air, ily over
Fleet  street and  pitch upon the maypole
in  tho Strand.    *.* *    This I doubt not
will convinco the world I am no pretender.''
"Well, this was written in 1713, nnd yot
the public   still awaits the long promised
flying  of man.    Surely it oannot be Hint
lir. -Maxim   and other inventors with fly-
ins'  machines up their sleeves cau havo
taken umbrage and hold bauk  because wo
no longer havo a maypole in the Strand
for tbem  to "pitch upon," for we know,
ns a mattor of fact, that most flying wen
have  found it easier to  pltoh  upon tbelr
own poles : than to steer for any particular
goal.   ���� tlic patient but tired world ipust
perforce still wait perhaps for a fow j'nore
centuries, nud meanwhile scoff mildly just
to cbiiiiic inventors to greater efforts.    Of
course-tho  inventors will  resent thi3  as
tliey oTer huvo done.���Saturday Review.
I hated the boy. Oh, of courso it wns
riot right and Christlnnlikc I I never said
lt'�� as, and no doubt I ought to havo loved
him tlio better for having such a largo
supply of the good gifts that fate had denied to mc, oidy 1 did not.
.-*. Ho was my stepbrother. My mother
married the second tlmo when I was a little chap, and a year later Claude Eccleston
was born.
Ho had tho better of me even from birth.
I wits a wizened bit of a boy, chirk haired,
dark eyed���sallow like my father, my
-mother always said���and ho was liko his
father. Ho had laughing gray eyes, hair
with a wave in it, a fresh, clear skin,
Which made tho women want to kiss hiin.
Nobody ovlnced any longing to kiss me,
except thc child himself, and I hated him.
Ho was tho only, child, and Boddisflcld
would be his after his father, so thore was
no need for him to earn his living, as there
was for me. * I was to bo. a lawyer and to
study hard to fit myself for tho work
while Clnudo picked up a gentleman's education in leisurely fashion. I felt that
tb be nnothcr injustice.
It cannot bo laid to ray charge that I
simulated an affection that I did not feel.
I always held as far as possible aloof from
him. I did not return the caresses that
Os a child he lavished upon me. I never
encouraged him to grip my arm and pour
his schoolboy confidences into my car.
Later on I never invited him to join me in
iny evening smoke. My reserve did not
seem to rebuff him. Whatever I did I wns
always "poor old George" or "dear old
George," and'when I uttered my true
sentiments he laughed at my cold blooded
He was, of course, my mother's favorite
con. The cup of injustice would not have
been full without that.
When I was 25 and ho 19, there occurred
a frcsh causo for hatred. Tho Rise, a
pretty little placo just out of Boddislleld
village, was taken by a young and fascinating widow, Mrs. Sinclair.
Sbo was tnll and slim, with fair hair
and blue eyes with remarkably long lash es, *|
and she suffered it tb bo understood that
her married life had been short aiid unhappy. Short it must have been, for she
did not look more than 23. Altogether she
was a most interesting person.    -
My mother and her husband took to her
at once. I hr.d already heard of her winning ways and of her pretty gratitudo for
all kindness shown her beforo I went down
to Boddisflcld for Christmas. - She dined
at the hall on the very evening of my arrival, and beforo tho evening was over I
found myself also entangled in the meshes
of thoso long lashes.
It was a keen, frosty night, and she expressed her intention of walking homo. 11
was so delightfully moonlight, and: she
was not nervous, oh, no! Of course, I
had to escort her, nnd,- of courSe, on my
return iny mother rallied ino'on an attention that I had certainly never shown to
any woman liefore.
I had seen her twice before Christinas
day,'nnd, on tho second'occasion, after
skating with mo all afternoon, sho had
taken mo into her houso for a cup of tea.
I detest tea, but I had begun to entertain
a feeling thnt was distinctly not detestation for Adcla Sinclair.
Christinas eve brought -Claude. Adela
Sinclair's caresses were expended now
upon him. I was still "dear Mr. Holland, " and.niy tasto and judgment woro
continually appealed to, but I knew that
tho glances through the eyelashes woro not
Certainly tho boy was amazingly fresh
and handsome. I knew that my face
looked cloudier nnd moro sallow by contrast with his. I knew also that ho was
heir to somo thousands a year, while I
could only hopo to count my income by
hundreds. Of courso, I could not expect
to bo loved for myself.
Thero was some satisfaction for mc in
porccivingthatmy-mothcr'andtho -squire^
wore as little pleased by the widow's attentions to Claude as I was. It amused
ino to make her own; Indirectly, of course,
that sho considered tho widow very suitable for mo, but not good enough for
Claudo. I betrayed no sort of feeling over
the matter myself.
Two days after Christmas I left Claude
at Boddisflcld to enjoy Mrs. Sinclair's society, but I was to run down again for n
couplo of days' hunting beforo ho went
back to Oxford.
When I came back these few days later,
I found that Claudo had been making tha
most of his time. . He had spent part of
every day at Tho Rise, notwithstanding
that Mrs. Sinclair had also been to tho
hall, and ho spoke of the lady as Adela. '
"If only I wero as old as you, old boy!'.'
he said regretfully. "I suppose she'd laugh
at mo if 1 mado a regular proposal at 19.
I shall bo 20 in u month or two and then
I'll do it."
Whereat I laughed quietly. Away from.
Boddisflcld I had somewhat thrown off ths
spell of thc widow's charms, and it might
bo thut Claude would go through the snmo
experience In the meantime, I intended
to havo an eyo on the lady in a different
sense from that in which I had hitherto
indulged in tho practice.*
"She has a cousin down here now, confound him!" Claudo went on. "I dare
say ho is a nice fellow enough, but ono
can't seo her without him hanging
."I thought sho said she had no ono belonging to her."
... "Isupposp she would not count cousins
as anybody. Anyway tho fellow is there
and seems pretty intimate. Tho ���mother
does not quite approve of her having male
cousins to stay."
It seemed a little queer to me after vowing that she was alone in tho world. You
cannot bo exactly that when you have a
cousin privileged to stay in the house.
However, nobody ties a woman down to
absolute accuracy of speech.
Claudo waa missing during tho evening���down at the Rise, my mother supposed, with a sigh. Iio was there too
often. Perhaps my inllucnco might do
something to stop it. I turned over, a
page or two of my book. If Claudo wns
doing anything likely to get him into auy
sort of trouble, I was most distinctly not
going to stop it.
When my mother retired, I strolled out
Into the wintry darkness. I might ns
well 6co what was going on at the Rise
for my own satisfaction.
Within five minutes' walk of the wid-
I ow's houso I passed Claudo, or.rather step-
! ped back into tho shadow to let him pas.?
Iiue.   Ho was whistling rather ruefully.   I
went on and looked for a chink in tbn enchantress' 8)-f**er��.
As luck would have it, the, oonstn ta**
drawn back tho curtains to look out lithe
night. I saw into tho room. The table
was covered with evidence* of 'card playing and of whisky drinking. It struck
mc that the lady had boen sharing in I
pursuits. Tho cousin's appearance
not appeal to my taste.
"Well, Addle," he said, dropping the
curtain so that I could only gain a chance
glimpse of either of them, "your pupil
comes on promisingly. He'd marry jou
ln n minute if it weren't for the little ob-
Itaclo tbat ho doesn't know of, but M tha*
can't .be we must mako what we can of
him otherwise. Wo have more than emptied his pockets tonight, only unluckily.
the contents of a boy's pocket won't go far
with us. What a pity you didn't cateh on
With tho other one!" ' >"-
"It was no use," answered Adela, with
an uir of apology. "Ho is too shrewd and
cold blooded. There's no turning him
round your little linger like Claude. I
liko thc boy, John. You must not go too
for with him."
Tho man laughed brutally.
"I'll go no farther than his money goes.
Come, I'm ready for bed.    I have done a
good day's work.','     * ,"        ,: '
I stepped back- quietly out of the garden. I knew enough. Claude was likely
to pay dear for tho widow's favor, but I
was not culled upon to intervene.
After that I heard llttlo or nothing of
Mrs. Sinclair. My mother rarely mentioned her and Claudo never. I worked
steadily nt my profession and had little
room in the multitude of my thoughts for
women or love.
One evening at tho beginning of June
Clnudo camo in upon mo abruptly.   His
dress wus unusually careless, his eyes were
red, and his wholo appearance showed signs  "
of distraction. "
"I'm in awful trouble, George," he
snid, sinking into a chnlr in front of me.
"1 don't know how to i=avo myself, and
I'm 'como to you for help."
Tho boy looked wretched enough, but I
concealed my gratification at tho sight of
his misery.
"It's through Breroton, Mrs. Sinolair's
cousin," he explained. "She did give me
a hint.to be carefnl, but ltwas too latt
then. He turned up at Oxford and made
mc introduce him to a lot of tho men,
and he's fleeced them as well as me, and"���
Hero the boy broke down, and the rest of
the story I got from him piecemeal.
Brcrcton liad got hint so deeply In debt
that his father, after paying one demand
for extra money, bad refused to allow him
more.' Ho tried, as gamesters will, to
mend his fortune by continuing to gamble, a hopeless speculation in most cases
r.ml certainly fatal with such an opponent
cr, this. Then camo a night when Breroton; nfter his usual success, taunted his
miserable debtor, and, having muddled
him with drink and threatened him with .
exposure to tho squire and the college authorities, terrorized lilm into.forging his
father's signature to a check for a considerable amount. .
Ho should not use the check at present,
he said, but kept it tn reserve, In case he .
found it necessary to enforce obedience to
his command';.
Claudo had by this time formed an at-'"
tachment for tho daughter of a certain Professor. Breroton demanded on introduction to the members of tho family, which
Claude flatly refused, and, being told that
if in three days ho had not yielded tho
check would bo presented for permtmt, bo
lied to mo ns his last hope.
I listened to the story with inward triumph. My hatred was in a fairway to
be gratified now. His sole chance, If J
loft hiin alone, was to confess everything
t��i his father bofore Brcreton had time to
act, and let tho squire communicate with
the bank. Knowing the squire's horror
of any kind of gambling, Iwas aware that
Claudo would havo o bad time of it If ho
did that.- Mother's pet and. fortune's darling as he was, ho hod come to such a pass
now that his bitterest enemy might feel
I could frco him if I chose, for tt chanced
thnt I had recently becomo possessed of Information concerning Mr. Brereton, by
uso of which I could compel him to almost
any course of action, but why should I stir
myself for thc boy I hatedf I looked at
him ns ho sat before me with a miserable,
hunted look on his face, and I sat for a
minute enjoying my triumph.
yjl don't see that I can help you," I mid
harslily.     ^i"-Ui-"u"":- -     .-      """""Y " '"^~-
"I only know that if you can't nobody
else can," answered Claude, with a sort of
half sob. Tnen he flung his arms, boy
fashion, round my neck and hid his faco
against mc. "George, dear old Georgel
You have always been so good to met I
know you will save mo!"
Good to him! I had always hated him,
but thero was something I could not stand
in his utter confidenoo In ine, in the touch
of his clinging arms and tho recollection
of the hundred times he hod clung In like
fashion before.
.Something in my heart seemed to give
way. I pushed him back and actually
kissed him���the kiss of peace���and then
straightway went out aad settled Ifr.
Breroton's pretensions.
Next morning Claudo had the setlsfao-
lion of burning that check, and at the
present clay 1 havo no dearer friend thaa
my brother.���St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
What'* In a Name*
Shanks Is a man of theories. HeUeoo*
tinually springing- them on his friends,
who do not appreciate his attentions and
have been trying to upset him for a long
time.    The other night they succeeded.
Shanks' latest was that Christian names
aro indicative of the general character of
tho persons who bear them.
"But that can't bo right," objected
Banks.    " Wc don't christen ourselves."
"It is quite true tliat our names are
given to ua by our parents beforo our characters aro developed," said Shanks, "but
wu have all learned something of the doctrine of heredity, ahd that explains It. If
a man has high flown notions, he will
give his offspring some grand name. The
child inherits the notions from its parent,
and tho Christian namo suits tho child's
character. It's as simple as can be. Can't
make out why some of tho clever men
haven't thought of it before."
"But suppose a girl's name Is Ann.
Vrhat then?" asked Banks.
"That's a nice short name, and, accord-
fng to my theory, it indicates some one
who likes things put in order���precise,
"That's whero you aro  wrong,"   exclaimed Banks, seizing tho opportunity.
"Wc havo on the authority of Lindley
Murray and many others that 'an' U an
' indefinite article."
Shanks retired in disgust���Pearson's
Weekly. _^_
Jn��t a Trifle Altered.
"What an absolute tyrant yoar brother
John used to bo."
"Yes, but ho got married, and now he'e
an obsolote tyrant. "���Detroit Free Ftnm, THE MINER, NELSON   B. G, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1898.
Two ships stand on the horizoa.
Each shows a lighted sail.
One ris��g out of morning red,
���= Ono sinks in twilight pale.
aTv.'o ships stand on tlio horizon,
^   Faint sail gleams far at sea.
Oni! bears uway my sweet lost lore,
Gnu brings.new love to me.
-.John James Piatt in Chap Book
Tho colonel wns vory long and gaunt.
Ditto his mustache, which was ns blnck ns
bis wig, and it was whispered thnt tho hitter, as well ns many another which his
customers wore, had been manufactured
with liis own fair hands long before"grim
\isngcd war" had called him to tho
"wrinkled front.',' His name? Well.it
began with n B. What tho rest of it was
is not to Iio told here, but his signature in
Its general illegibility suggested Blucher,
111:1.1 this stuck to him, until, through mere
erosion, it became Old Blook. <
It would be a delicato matter, or the reverse, to describe by what species of political bird lime tho silver eagles of a colonel
hnd been fastened to his shoulders. As tho
Turk has it-chcrchez la femme! At flrst
tho officers, who were a'well lot of fellows, used to jest cynically at thc prospect
of being led into the fray by ono whom
they liad dubbed as " Tho Knight of the
Shining Shears." And the men, who
woro of that polyglot order only to be met
with in a regiment that hnd been evolved
from tho slums of New York, when speaking of him dropped easily into a vernacular that can best bo left to the imagination.
-But this did not last long. The flrst oj-
sitult on Port Hudson found the Ono Hundred and Something New York endeavoring to flatten its numerous noses against
tho glacis of that fortress iii more or less
unsuccessful endeavors to avoid the assortment of battlo and murdor and sudden
death that wns being served up by tho gentlemen en the other side of tho parapet.
But tho colonel was standing up! Ono of
the two smiliis ever seen to flit across his
rufrged-features imparted a sort of flicker
to r.i's dyed mustache, as his high pitched
voice'drawled, "Youso fellers seems to be
a little skeered, b'gbsli!"
Tho colonel, always terse, was never
euphemistic;' Yet it may bo doubted if
William tho Norman's "Per la rcsplondar
Dc!" meant more thnn tho two corrupted
words in which this more recent paliuiin
was wont to emphasize the little he had to
At this moment ono of tho many budding Napoleons who then infested the
service displayed the fhig of truco that put
a temporary stop to our advance and gave
thei chivalry an opportunity to stick ita
haughty head abovo the breastworks and
respond to the "Hey Johnnies!" of our
affable hoodlums. And during this intermission of 20 minutes for refreshments the
colonel, who had slowly, realized that "the
shootin had quit," ns leisurely turned, his
back upon, us all and went to the rear,
where the cooks were making soup for the
.rust,as the ball reopened the colonel's
tall;form raippcarcd on tho line of battle.
1 n his- right hand he bore a tin cup containing a quart of steaming bean  soup���
his left, sustained a bit of hardtack.    In
-   tlio midst of the leaden hail, the shower of
froctuircd "iron,"the emoke,   tho yells, the
cheers,; the groans, ho calmly stood, now
sipping the Scalding soup, now nibbling
the brittle bread and occasionally (for the
soup burned his lips a little) murmuring
At the close of the fiery debate, some
seven weeks afterward, we had forgotten
that ho had over been a barber, and the
men, who still spoke of Old Blook in varying forms of profanity, now added slum
flavored notes of-admiration. We now had
a few days of rest, during which the colonel redyed his mustache, but his professional hand hod lost Its cunning, for some
of the pigiiicnt got upon his nose and beneath his eyes, so that he looked as if he
had just "made up" for a part in a drama
that was less real than tho one In which
many of lis were then playing what might
be our last engagement.
Next came the Ked river fiasco of 1864,.
and through its disasters tho colonel advanced to tho command of his brigade.
This,was at Cano river crossing, where.,
the exultant enemy had interposed to pre-"
vent our retreat. The position Was a commanding one, and just as our attack upon
it had begun, tho brigade commander
dropped with a shattered leg. The colonel
galloped to the front nnd center, where ho
reined back his big, ungainly chestnut till
that usually sedate beast assumed the attitude ascribed" by Sergeant Buzfuz to the
, lato Mr.' Pickwick���that of "a being erect
upon two legs." Ihe old man yelled,
"Como oh!" nnd, as the relaxed reins
suffered his steed to become a quadruped
nnd move forward ut a trot, the brigade
followed with a cheer. Our color bearer���
tho fifth in ns many weeks���holding Old
Glory witli'his right hand, his loft being
occupied with tlio regimental goat, who
always stood-by tho colors, kept close at
the colonel's heels.
A shell burst in front. Tho color bearer
pitched forward with so wild n shriek that
tho colonel liulf- turnod in Uio saddle, and
just in timo to bend nnd grasp the flag no
the dying sergeant held it up toward him.
The old chestnut gavo a shy and tho colonel 's cap fell off. The horse renred and
plunged and snorted���tho colonel's hands
wero full of Hag and of reins, his saber
, dangled by the sword knot from liis wrist,
und, as he tried to save liis cap, away flew
his wig. Tho wholo brigade roared one
mighty gust of laughter, but when the
colonel, after planting tho heel of tho staff
upon his stirrup, shook out tlio standard
V> the breeze and screamed "Followmel"
the laugh turned fnto a cheer. There was
no firing on our front. With leveled steel
and at the double step, keeping a line as
straight asafenco, the Third brigade drove
the rebels from their position and held it
until tho others camo up. Tho battlo was
won. Tho goat was cropping grass close
to tho hoofs of tho old chestnut. Tho
colonel hailed a big sergeant, to whom he
surrendered the color, with "Tako keer of
it an Billy, too���b'gosh!" Then he tied a
red bandanna around his glistening skull
find glared at us all as if to ask, "Any remarks about my appearance, gen'lemen?"
When we went into wimp that night and
counted ncscs, a good many turned up
Among tho brilliant array that constituted thc staff of our commanding general
were many who had been imported from
lioy ond the seas. Theso gen tinmen wero
barons and counts and princes and things,
but in deference to existing prejudices they
consented to be known by their family
names, which were as unspeakable as tho
more or less Volga tongue in which they
disapproved of the country that paid them
their wages. Their uniforms bent beneath
a load of gilt, ancl their hair and beards
had never been cut.
When one of these dazzling creatures ap
peared Dcforo the colonel with a message
of congratulation from the general, the
contrast waa vivid. Tho cminenco usually
occupied by tho colonel's wig was still
concealed by the red bandanna- and surmounting this wns a torn and bedraggled
straw hat which had been picked up on
the field. A short halt had given the
colonel an opportunity to redye his mustache, and tho black streaks which the operation had left upon his grim features reminded ono of tho style of war map with
which our newspaper friends tempted the
unwary. Just as the colonel had murmured querulously to the adjutant, "One
of them d������d Cossacks���b'gosh!" the
gentleman from the steppes halted,
brought his heels together with a snap,
mado a salute that might have reopened
lhe eyes of tho happily defunct Frederick
and. then, with a profusion of bows and
thc accent of Svcngali, fired off a dozen
phrases in- French. The adjutant translated, Old Blook was to be a brigadier!
'Tko colonel, who had been steadily regarding tho apparition, squeaked "Adj'tint,
tell him to tell the gineral much obleogcd
���b'gosh!" Then, with a stiff salute,
gasped something llko "Oh reservoir!"
and disappeared into his tent.
When tho adjutant, nfter a respectful
knock against thc tent pole, looked within
to congratulate his chief on the attainment of the general's star, and also upon
the other Hgrc'eable fact that the serene
highness had taken Itself off, the straw
hat was on the ground, thc rod bandanna
bent over a pair of open saddlebags, and
in one tremulous and wrinkled hand glittered the miniature of a little child. A
tear was rolling down the old hero's nose,
and he was heard to whisper, "The little
gal'll be glad ter see oie daddy wcarin
Thc adjutant on tiptoe stopped away.
We had joined the Army of the Potomac,
and Early's manetivcriiigs'had brought us
Into the smiling valley of the Shenandoah.
The colonel���tx general now���wss with us
In all the glories of his twinkling stars,
and a new, wig. To the hint that he
should provide himself with a staff com-,
niensurate with his exalted' rank he had
replied as his lank fingers harrowed his
mustache: "Don't.want no aids!- The
adj'tint gineral does the writin. Me an
the rest of youse does thc flghtln���b'gosh !"
The evening of the 18th of October,
1864, the night before the battle of Cedar
Creek, was quiet enough. But it became
very noisy before daylight, for the people
who had the security of the army in charge
hnd allowed themselves to bo surprised.
We formed line In 'the mystifying mist of
the dawn, and, led by the general, moved
against an enemy whom we could not see,
but whoso prosonco within otir lines wee
accounted for by the flanking fire which
struck us. But the brigade held together.
The sun" suddenly dispelled the fog, and
now columns of the enemy could be Been
marching to our left.
Allot onco we became aware that a body
of his troops was clow- upon our rear..
"Real' rank���about face!" yelled the "general, and thus we fought, facing both
ways, for some exciting moments. An
English gentleman, who belonged to the
eolor company and who always woro tho
bottoms of his creased and tattered trousers turned up, said the "'oie thing wa*
like a bloody sangwltch," but he dropped
with a sudden shiver as one bullot pierced
bis heart, while at the same instant another snapped his 'spine. Then orders
camo'to fall buck, when we simply elbowed our way through swarms of tho enemy.
There wns no stampede, for wo knew .that
the "old man's" eye Was7 upon us. : But
^hen wo; liad come to where wo could
touch upon tho rest of the slowly receding
mass, our chief was not in his accustomed
place And throughout that gloomy morning the -men;-'- in thepauses of tho fight,
would lament that Sheridan was away
and that "the rebs had got Old Blook!"
When General Sheridan rode ori the field
and the word was ; passed that the army
was to move to the attack,*the'testy old
gentleman .who comniandod the corps nnd.
whose hirsute ndornment had won for him
thc name of Bricktop, remarked thnt "Xo
one would now give a ��� chew* of tobacco to
insure tho success that was certain."
Content took the place of doubt, and while
dispositions were being made on the
flanks, men in the center road newspapers;
some mado entries1 in their diaries and others took a nap. The enemy assaulted, but
was repulsed. And then some of us went
to--sleep again. The command, "Foreword !"-pealed;,fFoni::voice_and^bugle and^
our peoplo advanced. The enemy resisted,
but in vain, and soon we camo in plain
view of the position from which we had
been swept in the morning.
More than 30 years have gone by, and
the mellowing hand of timo hois softened
the Asperities, but this is what we saw ns
we passed over the field of the early struggle���a row of half clad bodies. "Most of
them were dead, but some of the -others
hailed us faintly as wo charged by.
Just as tho sun sank our victorious
army went into camp on the ground where
we had slept tho night beforo. -At onco a
half dozen who belonged to his old regiment started back to hunt up the general.
Some hoped to find him yet alive, others
that he might havo been taken prisoner,
wliich latter was just a shade better then
being killed. As we drew near to the array of half stripped corpses we heard loud
notes of wailing, mingled with imprecations, and then recognized the voice of tho
general's negro servant. Another-.moment brought us to what we, at first,
thought was our old friend's corpse. 11 h
boots were gone. His cont had lieen taken.
And the poor old darky soli bed with tears
nnd groans and curses, "Dey done tuk dat
new wig!" The adjutant kiielt beside the
body and placed his ear close to tho heart.
Then he took up one long, lean and clammy hand and gazed sadly on the gory features���there was a horrid gash across the
faco and a small blue hole in tho breast.
Tho general's eyelids trembled. He opened
theni and strove' to .speak, but only a faint,
Whistling sound came through the swollen
lips. A few drops from a canteen served
to afford relief. Then the old man smiled
���for the second time���and tho adjutant
could just hear the last whisper, " Toll-
lit' gal���oie dad���wearin���stars."���Captain John Leefe in Short Stories.
II��3 anybody seen my Fritz?
You may not tlrinlc him pretty,
But he's the doa that I love b8st
In country or in city.
His fair's a sort cf griraly gray,
And not ��o very curly, - "
' But ho can run liko everything
And burl: botli lute and early.
Sometimes ho minds mo very well.
And sometimes whon I call
He only situ and wags his tail
And doos not stir at all;
But the reason why ho acts that way
Is very plain to seo���
Fritz doesn't know that he's my dog;
Bo thinks that he owns mc.
Eo, though he has a heap of sense.
'Vwould be just like him now
To think that I'm tho ono that's lost.
And with a great bowwow
To go off hunting for his boy
Through alloy, lano and straot,
Whilo I am nsking for my doa
Of ovory one I meet.
���Keboeca Palfrey Utter in St. Nicholas.
History In-Postage Stamps. .
M. Dcroulede, a French politician, has
been reading history in postage stamps.
For instance, he calls attention to the first
two issues of Germany. He says: "Look
at tho eagle on the 1871 issue, howlean it
is! Then look at the 1872 issue, where
the eagle looks fat and arrogant after having devoured otir $1,000,000,000 which wo
paid (ierinany as indemnity at the end of
the war. "-���Harper's Round Table.
" Nothing to Eat bnt Food.
A hobo pleaded at "a South Bethel farmhouse that he'd had nothing to cat for 48
hours. While he was talking a doughnut
dropped through a hole In his pocket and
rolled away on tho grass. Without the
slightest embarrassment ho picked it up
n-.i cc^tinned his plea.���Kennebec Jcor-
tmt* ...'*
John Green and Cicely Wallers wero
married in tho hew year, and for a time
tho affairs of Green, 'Richards & Van
Schaacht wero left to the careful carelessness of clerkS;
John wns rich, and Cicely htid something of her own, but he disliked what he
called "show" and urged Cicely to be eon-
tent with a small house nnd three maids.
He was not stingy, though, for he ordered
a carriage aiid horses and gave her, a very
liberal ullowniico iu addition to her own
The first year of their life together was
a delightful time of happiness to both.
It wns necessary, of course, for John to bo
away nil day, but Cicely mightily enjoyed
the*novelty of being married and found it'
very amusing to order things ut shops and
give her name as Mrs. Green. Her mother
had not allowed her to read many novels,
deeming them pernicious, and so a subscription" to Mudio's seemed liko Aladdin's
lamp for richness of possibility. John loft
the city as early as possible and was generally home at half past 0.
Frequently they went to a theater or
dined out, and thero were Saturdays to
Mondays at Brighton or Enstbournu, besides visits to tho Hendon House, whero
William greeted them with a smile anticipatory of half a sovereign.
As the second year wore on John found
lt noccssary to give more attention to his
business. One or two matters had lately
gone amiss, giving rise to an urgent request from tho "firm's" New York correspondents that their Instructions should
be more closely attended to.
John Green: showed the letter to ills
head clerk and said no more about it, but
he gradually fell back into his old practico
of staying late and seeing to things himself, *insteud of leaving them to those less
competent or less Interested. ,
One night John had promised to get
home early, as they were going to a theater, but It was nearly 8 o'clock before his
key sounded in the door.
Cicely   met him   with   a" reproachful.
glance.    He  kissed   her* and   gut   down
wearily on the Bbfn.
"I am dreadfully sorry, dearest, but It
Was Impossible to leave earlier."
"You promised, John, and wc shall bo
"Yes, dear,1 yes, I know.    Nov*;, you fjo
and have dinner, and when-I  am rested a
llttlo I'll run up and dress and  be  ready
as soon as you arc."
"But you can't go without dinner."
"Yes I can.   You run along."
Ho put his hand to his forehead and
pushed back his hair.
"Are you so tired, 'ifeiw'" ������Cicely asked
gently, bending over'him..
Ho smiled up at her and took her hand.
"Then wo won't go, dear," she snid.
"Yes,  yes.   I promised   to   take you,
"I'll forgivo you. You are very tired,
lean seo, nnd will be iniieh ''happier at
"Dear child," ho answered, kissing her
hand.    "You really don't mind?"
She turned away and rang tho bell for
dinner. Sho was,bitterly disappointed at
not going, but ghe concealed It from John
and after dinner played tho piano to him
while .ho dozed in a chair.
That night v.'as tho beginning,bf many
things. Cicely sought amusement more
at other houses and went about with
friends instead of with her husband.
That is the beginning of tho end with
many a love match.
John was now vwy bupy. Ho seldom
got home before S and very often found
Cicely either going or gono to somo entertainment to which he was disinclined to
follow her.
They gradually drew nrart, living different lives and asking lc-s and less of
each other. .John, grew'daily more absorbed in his business. lie was \ory fond'
of Cicely, but he had given up showing it,
and this is what a woman* ha test.' Occasionally, after leaving him to a lonely
evening, Cicely would come down to breakfast in a repentant mood, wishing to put
things back as tliey hud once heen. Kins
would mako some pleasant remark, tnd
John would sny, "Yes, dear," or "No,
dear," in his quiet toneandwouldii.sk her
If sho would havo bacon or fish and then
would open The Times and spread it before him like como hideous barricntle
Without a loophole till her warm intentions iced to pride and slie finished hor
breakfast silently.
Cicely, like all women who fancy themselves neglected, craved for excitement
and sought intimacy at houses to which
a year back she would not have cared to
go. She grow extravagant in dross, wearing clothes for effect rather than for adornment and walking consciously.
In her new "set" it was fashionable, to
play roulette, but the stakes were moderate, and, with her supply of money, tlir
trifling losses were no .Inconvenience; Thr
excitement, though, told on her, -'and per
haps, after a long evening's play, e!;i
would allow a compliment to psitS un
checked which would have annoyed he;
in a calmer spirit. I>*oro especially wa:*
Bhe lenient to one man, George Prootor,
who of all her friends was the mes;
agreeable..* He was a man in whose na
ture the animal somewhat, predominated
Be had that sort of cunning wliich i:
wrongly called patience, and he was sub
tie, .making himself useful to Cicely with
the purpose of becoming indispensable.
.Cicely liked l:i::i. Any woman of he;
ago and experience would probably havt.
lone so. Ke met her very frequently and
often came to tho -house." After a fev^
months be let fall some remarks on tht
"yoke" of marriage and'-the injustice of
all laws.' By (li-p-et'S he g;ii::ed her confi
donee. He learned'that her husband*'waL
much av.-.-iy fnaa her, and he treated hei
as a "ncgU'cved .veal," offering silent syui
pathy. '��� -.--ii-Cicely'! She--was only ��2.
ti;d tbe tle..ire of life was denied to her.
She. had no child. Matters draw on to ��
climax at the end of November.    A light
ed taper sooli barns down and hurts ono'e
John breakfasted alone ono morning.
Cicely had been at a dance tho night bofore and was too tired to got up so early
as 8 o'clock.
When he reached his office, he found he
had forgotten somo most Important papers which ho hnd taken home with him
the night before. Ho had left tliem in his
safe in the bedroom, and there was no one
to whom ho cared to intrust the key. He
sent for Phillips, his head clerk.
'' Oh���cr���Phillips.I find I must go home
again. I have left some papers behind
mo. Will you do these orders and see that
man with whom I have nn appointment
this morning? Tell him I was obliged to
go and shall bo back soon after 12. I shall
bc off as soon as I've got through these
letters, eo just ask tho boy to get me a
.Tolm told the cabman to drlvo quickly.
When thoy turned Into the street, he noticed a hansom standing before his houso.
Ho supposed'Cicoly had an early caller.
In the hall a canvas trunk was lying. He
ran up stairs! to the drawing room to see
who haci como. Ho had not heard that
any guests were expected.
Cicely was standing on the hearth rug
buttoning her glovo. As sho looked up
and saw him her face became awfully
white, and slie swayed backward.
"Cicely! "John was just in time to catch
her as she fell. He put her on the sofa
and shut tho door. There was some water
in a vase ou the piano, tind ho sprinkled
somo on her face. After awhile Cicely
opened her eyes. Thero was a look of horrible fear in them.
"The letter," she said, trying to sit up.
"On the ehimncypieco.   Glvo lt to mo."
John looked around. A letter wus resting against'tho clock addressed to him in
.Cicely's handwriting. At onco a fearful
intelligence seemed to light up within
him. Little occurrences of the last mouth,
a word hero, an act there, the fear In Cicely's eyes, tho letter in his hand, drew
sharply together in his mind, like tho fig-
urea in a kaleidoscope, and made a horrid
pattern. Ho toro the letter ncipss and
across and knelt down beside her. Tho
four was still in her eyes as she looked at
hiin, but iu a moment came the relief of
tears. John took her in his arms, sooth-
lug her gently as a, man can do.
"What a fool I've been," he thought���
"what a bitter fool I've been not to have
seen it long ago I"
While sho was crying he had time to
think- what should lie done, and os she
grew calmer he said reassuringly:
s "There; dear, don't cry any more. Itis
"all right now. I'll tell you what we'll
do. There's a cab at tho door, und we'll
just run down to Brighton for a week and
enjoy the sea. Shall wo? Would you like
that?" ,'.-...������ ''���;..*..
"Oli!" Cicely nestled closer to him and
began to cry again.
"Now, will you bo ready in five minutes?
I must go to the city first, so wo can start
from London bridge, Cicoly, dear," ho
6aid, kissing her.    *
He rang the bell for tho servant.
"Put Mrs. Green's trunk on tho cab and
coma up for my bag, and just pay iny cabman, will you, please?"
He ran up stairs and hastily thrust into
his bag n fow clothes. Happening te look
in tho glass, ho drew back in surprise
His face was pale, and there were now
lines upon it.
"By Jove!" he said. "I didn't know I
looked like that! Well, tho sea will bring
the color back, but I expect those lines,
will help me to remember today whenever
I brush my hair." At the oflice he asked
for Phillips, and, hearing ho was in tho
market, went to see him. "Look hero,
Phillips," ho said, pulling him into a
quiet corner, "hero aro thoso papers.---I'm
going to Brighton for a week, and you
must got along by yourself.. If you want
anything, come down for a night. I shall
be at Bedford, and, Phillips, when I come
back I must have a talk with you. I find
I want a partner."
Ho drovo on with Cicely to London
bridge. They had a carriage to themselves, and as tho train rushed along
through, tho hedges Cicely said, nftor a
long pauso and in a very tearful voice:
"John, I ought to tell you"���
Ho interrupted her, putting his finger
lightly on her lips.
"No, dear, no. Let's bury the past yoar
at tho root of the coming ono., Wo have
bo right."
"But I ought to tell you," she persisted.
" Thon you shall write mo a letter all
about it, and wo will go out together on
the downs with a box of matches and btirn
your sacrifice in the sight of heaven."
She reached up and drew his face down
to hers, whispering, "John, dear John!"
And the sun looked through tho window, nnd his beams widened ln a smile
because he had found two happy people.���
Argosy.    ., ..
Fnbllc Speaking Agreed With Him.
Mr. C. W. Kadcllffo Cooke, n member
of tho British parliament, tells ln The
English Illustrated Magazine the story of
an experience thnt was more amusing lu
tho telling than in tho experiencing. He
was to speak at an evening meeting in a
country town and was first to dine with
two elderly ladies of tho placo. Not until
he was dressing for dinner did ho discover
that his servant had neglected to puck hia
Thero was no gentleman in tho household of whom he could borrow, but the
butler, a stout man, had a spare waistcoat,
which, though not a match for tho rest of
tho clothing, wjis near enough to pass
muster. But, alas, tho waistcoat was a
mile too big.
He found a sympathetic housemaid who
took up a largo plait at thc back of the
Waistcoat and fastened it securely with
pins. Dinner over, the party drovo to tho
meeting where tho parliamentary candidate was to make tho principal speech. ,
The candidate had been speaking ten minutes aiidxhad warmed to his work when
suddenly he folt a pin give way and then
another and another. Slowly the borrowed garment expanded until its wearer appeared in all tho capacious bulk of the
true owner. "
Luckily tho main body of the audience
did not perceive tho change, but a distressing titter was heard among the ladies in
front. Tho best comment camo from a
gentleman who greeted the speaker after
t-he meeting. ,:*
"Public speaking evidently agrees with
you, sir," ho said in a complimentary
tone, "for when you sat down you were
twice tho man you were when you rose."
An Unnecessary Safeguard.
Dnmleigh-���Fogg has a nasty way of
talking sometimes. The way he -spoke of
my new story was mean enough.
Copleigh���Did he say it wasn't a good
Dumleigh���No, he didn't go quiteso far
as that, but ho expressed the opinion that
I was excessively cautious in getting it
copyrighted.���Boston Transcript
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(April 21-
Jtritish Thunderer, Senttlo Chief, Helena���J
J F Harbottlo to A W Tidmarsh. 1.
|April 23-
ltcd Rock���John YV Johnson lo J PS wedborg
Blue Grouse���J P Swcdberg to John W John-
pson, i.
Ited Lion, Commonwealth, Whale, Vermont
-.���W L Bannon nnd Jacob Stierle to Wild Horse
'Gotd Mining, Company, Limited,
April 2:1-
Ncbraska Girl, Big 2, Molly' P, M  E T-Jos
!B Dabnoy to Wild Horse Gold Mining Company, Limited.
Jim, Canada Lilly���F11 Twigg to Joseph B
fDabney, \.
Flying Dutchman, Phoebus, Pilot Knob, Independence,  Mars,   Venus���T A   Lnssloy to
fKrank Lassloy. J.
Klruria���J A &cach to Fern Gold Mining
t'& Milling Company; Limited,
April 28-
Granlte, Red Rock  Fraction, Bluo  Grouse,
fhite'Swan, Tamarack Fraction���J P Svrcd-
berg, J M Johnson T J  Duncan, option to
Hudson,  Dnndy, Victoria���P Hjortman  to
. B Irwin. J, ?5.
Idaho���P Hjortman to A B Irwin, f5,
Amalia���P Hjortman to A B Irwin. 3-5, <5.
Deer Trail���F-W Heslcwood to W M Andor-
pon, i.
Deer Trail���F W Heslcwood to Fred He.-tle-
rood sr., 1.
Deer Truil-F W Heslcwood to J Cearns, J.
Hancock, Houghton, Franklin, . Quincy���
ClivoPringlotoPRItitehio,     ..''---:' '���������'
Lina���A Hodson to W Calbich, J,.'";     : *
Big Bump���Gcorgo Dougherty to John Mc-
plunn, 8,    ' ���
through the Kaslo saujpliug works, gave
returns of $2 in gold, 92J�� ouuoee of silver and 20 per ceo t. lead.
II. IJ. D. Murray, late assayer and
metallurgical chemist for the, Kamloops
Mining and Development Company has
accepted a position with the British
America Corporation.
The workingmen of the Republic
onrai> have issued notices'to miners and
other workingmen thnt the camp is now
overcrowded with men without money
Shaft No."2 on the Salmo Coneilidated
at a depth of CO feet encountered a body
of high grade ore. Recent assays give
$24 in gold, $60 in silver and a quantity
iu lend, which runs from 35 to 50 per
cent.,    ..,:���������;     -; .^v--
The Fnirie Queen group on Trout creek
12 miles from liosebery,, is n very promising property of quartz porphyry, and
the owners are going to push work on it
this season. They find silver, lead, gold
and copper in the vein.
A strong. English company which has
acquired two very promising claims hear
the Lanark in the Lardeau distriot will
Btart work oh them this season as Boon
as the snow permits. A force of from 20
to 30 men will be employed. /  v *
Tke Royal George mineral claim on
the eastern slope of the Columbia!' and
Kootenay mountain and about two miles
cast, of.. Rossland, will be extensively
opened up by the owners, Horace J.
Kayuier, William Cunn and Mike Sullivan.
Lpril 21-
"\VaU-r Fall���F Kettner, I ml s of mouth of
Slocan riTor, ad.i, Ada A.
Grand Pri/.e���M Kealey, e si of 19 creek, adj
Ipril 22-
O.K.���J Chlpman,i mis of Kootenay rircr,
etweon Sandy and Kagle creeks adj Golden
IApril 28- ,
Bunker Hill���J. Waldbesor," on Salmon river,
111 ml north of Jack Wilson's cabin.
Katie H���A J Smith, McD Hcrshborgcr, w si
[of N & F S railway, 2 mi a of Hall Siding, adj
(Diablo Nocho.
CApril25- "i
[Manhattan���W E Cox, on N Sc F S railway,
2 mie of Nolson nnd i uii north of Anderson
creek, formerly Johannesburg,
I Unlearn-.-A D Heriot, i mi from Lower Arrow lake and Umi from Deer creek, formerly
Iron Cross.
Lion���E F Houson, 4 mi from Lower Arrow
(lako and 11 mi from Deer crock, formerly Good
lope. r
Copper Queen���J McAlman, on Boavor creek
imi from C & K railway.
. Copper Prince���EGilchrint. on Beaver creek,
[ mi from C & K railway adj Copper Queen,
^pril 20-
' Elkhorn���F Irvine, between Eagle and Sandy
recks, 2 nil s e of Poorman mine, adj Star.
' Gold Hill-P McLean, G l'ollock, on c al of
Ihccp creek, opposite Klk creek, IJ mi s of
Ealmo Consolidated.
��� Velvet���T A Gossett, s fork of Salmon river,
|j mi c of Salmon Siding.
Yukon-J W Morrow, s fork Salmon river, 2J
ni c of Salmon Siding.
! Bunker Hlll-E M Peters, J YV Ruddy, on
tewart creek i mi w of N Sc FS railway, 2 mi
of Ymir.
Lake Erie���W S T Ross e si and  10 itii up
ITild Horse creek, ndj Big Chief,      .    .
Jllaldimand���J XV Ross, c ��i and IU mi up
,'ild Horse creek, adj Lake Erie.
{Little Nip���J II Graham on Dundeo mountain
mi n c of Ymir, adj Lighthcart.
IBelle of Ymir-J II Graham, D E Gorbo. W J
puthworty, n si of and 1 mi up Bear creek adj
|londiko, formerly Pinto.
���nttleship Maine���W J Hughes and D A Mc-
enzie, n si of and 7 mi up Wild Hor��o creek,
|j Lost Boy. formerly Sunday.
Cokoma���Ti J_Alcxander,1���2ljnlJ_��!__of^Deer;
Lrk, f ornierly Genoa.
fetato���T McCardoll, li ;ni from Lowci* Ar-
V lako formerly Veg?.
sorap brass is found on the market.
Most of the world's tin produced is
nsed in tin plates. The scrap is not
available, and, though many efforts have
been made to utilize tin scrap, no considerable amount of nietnl has been obtained in this way.
Next to iron and steel, coppar ia moat
used in metallio form, only a small proportion being used in the salts of copper
and bine vitrei. The great mass of it is
used in the manufacturing of brass, of
which it forms two thirds, in electric
conductors, sheet roofing, cooking hten-
Bils and pipes.
Just what becomes of the enormous
amount of metal mined every year is a
myslery, as a very small proportion is returned in the form of scrap material.
Uclaming tilondiker*.
J. P. Braid, of Vancouver who hns just
returned from Lake Bennet, says that tbe
rush into the interior is foiling off and
every steamer leaving Lynn Connl for
the south for some time to come will in
bis opinion be crowded with people"' returning to their homes. The terrible calamity which befell those travellers over
the Chilcoot pass is given as the chief
reason of tbe exodus.
Evening of
The Lookout Mountain MiaiDg company . elected,; R.;T. Daniel, president;
Chas Dundee, vice president, and H. E.
Robertson, secretary, for the ensuing
year. They together with Ralph White
were chosen directors. '-' The company
own the Pink and the Joker on Lookout
Charles Parker, mining engineer, recently made an examination of the Jubilee properly, near Ymir. which is now
being operated by the Mountain Goat
Mining company, and h&8 filed a favorable roport^ with the company. The
Jubilee is the property from which such,
high assays were secured, some of them
running over .$3000 per ton.
Ore gliipnient*.
The shipments of ore from Rossland
from the 10th to the 22nd April inclusive were as follows:
To Trail���War Eagle, 195 tons;
Centre Star, 75 tons. .-."���*������..
To Nelson���War Eagle, 240 tons.
Neither Le Roi nor Iron Mask shipped
any ore during the week. In the case
of the former this is to be accounted
for by the cave-in underground last
week. '-.-'.:'.,
Henry, Forde  & Co.
Commission Agents
Nelson Office:   Corner Stanley and
Victoria Streets.
Rossland Office:   Cor. Washington
St. and 1st Ave.
Box 175.       (8W) Box 733,
Offices to rent in the Turner-
Boeckh block, corner Baker and
Ward Sts. The building is new,
centrally located and fitted especially
for offices.    Apply to
John A. Turner.
Kxtrn-I'rovliu'iiil t'-unipunlc*.
(begisibations) '���!
Sveniug Star Mining Company.   Capi-
[ SI,500,000 in 81 shares.   Head oflice
(Spokane, Wash.   James Hunter, Ross-
ad, Attorney. ���
salmon* River  Consolidated   Mining
hapany.     Capital    $1,000,000   |u  ��1
lares.   Head office in Spokane.   Fred
Jie, Waneta, Attorney.
Kossland Ore Shipment**.
Following are the ore
the mines adjacent to Rossland from.7an.
1, to April 23,1898:. ���
Milling   News.
The Porto Rico will start up work in a
days with 50 men.
. Piccolo has started work on the Buf-
lo group on O. K. mountain.
[Work on the California mine near New
euvcr will commenc^ shortly.
The Number One mine at Ainsworth
lately been equipped with a boiler
|d hoist
)r. Bowes of Rossland has-been ap-
linted medical officer for the British
aerica Corporation.
Che recent strike in the main level of
le Iron Mask gives values of  ��30 in
Jd and 11 per cent copper.
Itis estimated by mining men of ex-
Irience that 1000 miners will   be em-:
ayed in the Ymir camp before August 1.
Che negotiations for incorporating the
(iff, one of the oldest and best known
ines in the Rossland camp, have fallen
Phe Whitewater Deep has IS inches of
lid. ore and the indications are that
fider development it will be one of the
Fit properties in the country.
)The B. A. Corporation is said to have
eceatlyjcoDsumrnated a deal in the way bf
In "option on the Winnipeg group "of
taims in the Boundary creek district.
Che ton of ore from, the Last Chance
near Kuskonook   that  was  run
Opposes llie Charter  t�� the Knfcnsp nett
Slocau Knllwiiy Ivxteuslon.
The Kaslo Board of Trade has filed a
protestngainst the grantingof a-chnrter
to extend the N.& S. from. Three Forks
to Whitewater, a distance of eight miles
At a meeting of the board held on Thurs
day last the following resolutions were
parsed and forwarded to G. O. Buchanan
at Ottawa:" ���*���"-.������-���   y    ���'���  ���   -
'���'" Whereas, The K. & S. Railway. Co.
is a compnny working under a charter
from the Province; aud capital has been
invested on the faith of that liue being
not paralleled; and - . ��� ��
���Whereas, The building of a parallel
line from Three Forks to Whitewater will
eat into the most profitable portion of.
the K. &. S. traffic and leave the balance
of tho railway of comparatively little
value; and
Whereas, Tho strangling of this railway by tho C.P.R. will destroy the hope
of getting capital interested in independent lines here in British Columbia and
all competition with the C.P.R. and leave
the Province at the mercy and under its
dominance; and
Whereas, The Slocan district.bas been
developed by the building of the K. & S.
railway, and its- requirements are satisfied by said railway, and it is believed
that the building this year of a line of
railway into the Lardo-Dun can country
and other enterpiises tending to develop
the country'will be defeated if this charter be granted; therefore be it
Resolved, that ithe President,of the
Board of Trade be instructed to oppose
the gran ting, of said charter as strongly
as possible.
What lice-nines of IHctnls.
The greater portion ofthe lead mined,
is converted into white lead, red lead and
orange materials'which are used as pig
ments for paints. Much lead is manu
factured into sheets, some into bullets
and other projectile* and the only lead
which comes back into the market in the
form of scrap is that used'for lead p'ipes
Ziuc is largely used in galvanizing
steel or iron, io Ihe manufacturing of
brass, . as sheet zinc, aud as oxide of
zine used in paint. {; The only zinc avail
able for the new use is that used in making brass.   Next to scrap iron and steel
The  Nelson  dull  Ball  an
The ball, given by tbe members
of the Ne'soa club ou Wedne d*y
evening was a brilliant affair. Nearly
one hun dred guests were present and
every detail of the arrangements for their
entertainment was perfect Mr. and
Mrs Croasdaiie and Mr. and Mrs. Holt
received the guests in the large billiard
room, which was for the time being converted into a brilliant ball room!
Tbe following description of the costumes of tbe ladies, written by a talented
literary lady and reproduced from the
columns of our Wednesday evening contemporary is interesting.
Mrs. Croasdaiie wore a most handsome
costume of rich silk shading iu figures
into a pretty Persian or Paisley effect,
and besides some beautiful jewels, wore
a corsage of lovely flowers; Mrs. Holt's
gown  was of heliotrope silk brocheen
traine; Mrs. Roderick Robertson, handsome black satin with beithe of rare lace
caught with diamond clasp; Mrs. Day an
exceedingly becoming gown of white satin
en traine with girdle and sash of yellow
roses; Dr. Isabel Arthur, beautiful shade
of pale blue brocade with beithe and empire sash of soft white chiffon; Mrs. &
M. Macdonald, a lovely shade of sheeny
green    silk,  made   most   becomingly
with plain bodice and trained skirt, and
her sister, Miss Hedley, wore a very handsome light silken brocade. Mrs. A. L.
McCulloch's go wn was of handsome white
whip cord silk witb corsage of cob-webby
lace, prettily relieved by 0 cluster of crimson roses:  Mrs. Troup, (Vancouver) a
magnificent gown of white satin, with
sttrplice clasp of wrought gold and trimmed witb tawny gold chrysanthemums;
Mrs. Akehurst, beautiful Nile green silk,
with chiffon girdle aud sash of same color
and shoulder trimmings of pale pink ostrich  tips;  Mrs. W.   A. Macdonald,   a
dainty little figure  in white satiu eh
traine; Mrs. Goepel, pretty blue silk; Mrs.
Whalley,  blue silk with trimmings of
passementerie; Mrs. McKillop, handsome
white satin with tunic vest of jewel and
gold lace embroidery and bauds of the
embroidery trimming the skirt and loop
land) white silk, with side sash of sof
flannel ribbons; Mrs. Heathcote, a dainty
picture io white satiu and beautiful lace;
Mrs. Sutherland, creamy silk with  sasb
of moire antique ribbons; Mrs. George
Johnstone, pink silk with plain skirt and
figured bodice;  Mrs. Cummins, yellow
Bilk with bunches of golden-brown velvet;
Mra. J. Hamilton, pretty pink satin with
chiffon of same color; Mrs. Hickling, lavender satiu; Mrs. Jameson, black silk
prettily relieved witb bine ribbons; Mrs.
J. J. Campbell, black silk grenadine wilh
accordion   pleated  bodice   ran through
with bebeblue ribbons; Mrs. West, handsome silk broche;   Mrs.  Appletwbnite,
white sntine en traine with diamond neck
spray and diamond pins; Mrs. Gamble,
smoke grey velvet bodice, with skirt of
same shade; Mrs.  McFarlnnd, gown of
|,piQk striped silk;   Mre. Sherwood, ashes
of roses silk en   traine;  Mrs. Rowley,
black silk wtth jeweled hair baud; Mrs.
Beasley, dainty organdie of Dresden design; Mrs. Fletcher, yellow silk brocade;
Mrs. Quinlan; flame colored silk with
beithe and long sleeves of white chiffon
and sash and skirt trimmiegs of black
chiffon; Mrs. Frank refers, white silk
and  chiffon;" Miss Clark, while muslin
over pink;   Mrs.  Cambie   (Vaccouvej)
figured Dresden   silk;  Miss Robertson
(Vancouver) white silk and carrying a
bouquet of exquisite roses; Miss Sykes,
white silk with crystal trimmiDg; Miss
Little,   white   silk  and   chiffon;    Miss
Palmer, black silk with bodice of pale
blue;   Miss   Haughton,   dark  Dresden
figured silk ou black ground.
Twenty years' experience In mining.
knowledge: of mines
Terms Itcasoimble. *
of Britiah
INsrKANCB and ���������
NELSON, B. a.     t8��5]
E.  G-  PRIOR  Sl CO., LD.LTY.
Corner of Government & Johnston Streets, Victoria.
Mining Supplies
������ -,.    WRITE   FOB  PRICES        *m ���
K7 Bran ch Stores at Vancouver and Kam loops.
Joseph A. SagWard
All kinds of Rough  and Dressed Lumber.
Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.
567 PILOT BAY, B. Q.
Meats,   Teas,
and   canned,
Coffees,  Fruits  and  Vegetables,
and   other   Groceries.      A   first
Okell   &   Horris'   Jams,   Pickles.. etc.
F.Ll. 0SLER and J, W. CARWIN
Mining and
Real Estate Agents.
3STELSoasr   .-.   mt   -
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
I Why do you drink Tea?
g Merely because you have become accustomed
�� to drinking discolored water with a bitter taste,or do you
�� drink it for its dainty flavor, fragrant aroma, and the
g delightfully refreshing sensation it produces? If you
g   relish a cup of really high grade tea, try one package of
^ It costs more than much that is offered, but it is worth
a more.   It will brew more liquor and the quality will
���a be better.   Ram Lai's Tea is for those who want good
a tea.    It is not expensive because its great strength
% necessitates the use of less Aveight, hence it is the tea
I that is named in almost every order for
OVCB TWO-ftSO-W ttOOU. OtOttb-
-   Eyes tested for Astigmatism.
All   kinds of   fine watch and clock
stTist-ttTios uiAiuweicp ��r nmvx
KEF|!tfl>r<P. m��
Two Lots with Tbree Stores
One Lot with Two Store*.
Several Lote (Fifty foot frontage)
103 rt. 4. C. iMclMOB, Baker tt.
en IRON W-
Iron nnd Rra*w CiuttinsK of Every Uencrlp-
llou.   Bepalrs anil   Jobbing
ORE OAKS and #V\
Smart's Perfection Ranges
Coal and Wooa Heating Stoves
Agents for E. B. EDDY'S Paper.     A Large
Stock  of all   Kinds on hand.        :        :        :
Vancouver Hardware Company, Ltd.
Heavy team Harness, Slo to
��60; Express Harness, $iq
toS35; Single, light, $15 to
��35; Team Housinprp, ��5+n
810; PackHarness,WtoS8--
Horse Collars, 32.50 to 55*
Oil Coverings, Whips, Etc!
WARD ST. 893
Turner-Bocckli Block
Pedho Cherho     Gimjii Manneriso
. . .  Proprietors.  ...
Good Meals.     Clean Beds,  and well
877)  Supplied Bar in Connection.
All persons contributing- $1.00
per month or $io.oo per year will
be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the
$10.00 subscribers will secure the
privilege of voting at the annual
election of directois.
A. II. CLEMENTS, Treasurer
.Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.
1 (����)
Do you want Type? Do you want lafcf
>   Do you want to trade TrcMCtt
Do you want tc trade Paper Valiant
Do you want anythipg in thc Printinf Machift
cry line)   If go write to
mo        Me Car<lo��* ��t��� raaeeaier, 0.0.
Nelson   Office  and   Yard
That you ran get the best Life Policy
for thc Lowest Premium in'....
Ontario   Mutual
It is one of the oldest enfl
stbokgest'Companies in Canada,
and the only Canadian CompaDy
which paya 100 per cent, of its
profits to policy holders.
Builders are invited to inspect my
stock of Rough and  Dressed
Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,
Doors, Sash; Mouldings
Turned Stock, &c.
G. O. ?l*Uch*ai).ai|
Edison Dynamo, (.550 16 c. p.
Edison Dynamo, (175 16 c. p.
Switch board with all neces-
One :��
One 'IS, K.
Hix are lamps.
Distkict ArrvT i -^FX infruments.
aNELSOV b'o'I    '""'��.uoye Dynamos arc in perfect condition
.M.wuj.b.i     (<nd are offered for sale on account of tho Com-
; pany having changed their system from direct
| to alternating current.   For further particu-
, iurs apply to.
��� ,-���>,   KOOTBXAY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,
��83 M^oer 6
Business Locals.
Xewetit Books at
ThonifMui Stationery Co., M.
MKS. BLANEY, (late matron "of the
K. L. G. Hospital) is prepared to receive
patients at her cottng-?, near the above
named hospital.
Trunk* and Vallacs wt
ThoMiMtn SlaUonery Co., Id.
FOR RENT���A new four roomed cottage at corner of Hall and Victoria
streets freshly papered and painted. Apply to Robt. Ioce, on premises or at the
rUblMg Tackle'at
ThoniHon Stationery Vo., Ul.
FOR SALE���Good paying dairy business in Ymir, B. C. No opposition.
Seven head of good dairy cows. Stables
and house. Also a lot of chickens.
Good reasons for Belling. Terms cash.
Address, A. Knowltou. Ymir, B.C.       3t
I'kotograpkie 8appUe�� at
Thomson Stationery Co. Id.
Lessons given by an experienced needle
woman to children and young ladies in
needle work and embroidery at corner of
Ward and Mill streets each Tuesday and
Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m, commencing
on Tueaday, April 5th. Pupils desired,
terms moderate. Missi Beck, enquire
at A. G. Shaw'd. _____
View or Kelson.
The newest thing is the bird's eye view
of Nelson, which is up to date in detail,
showing every house and building in
town. Lithographed in colore. Maybe
seen at Thomeoi Stationery Co's Bookstore. A few copies on sale at a low
price.   Ask to see them.
l��nradlNC or tke I'M-llic.
What will probably prove a most interesting: affair is billed for Tuesday
evening next in the English ehureh Mission room. Mr. D. M. Crowley, for many
years a resident in Honolulu, will give a
lecture, illustrated by about seveuty lantern slides, on the Hawaiian islands,
whioh are known as the Paradise of the
Pacific The beautiful scenery of these
islands, tke volcanoes and lava flows,
tbe old temples and many other features
of interest will be illustrated; aud some
music composed by -ex-queen Lilliuoka-
lani will be rendered during the evening.
Admission 50 cents. Proceeds to be devoted to the church building fund.
ing for the same as Nelson had asked,
but the government had refused the request. He claimed that next year the
government would take the matter up
and bring in a bill to cover the question:'
From the above letters it will be seen
that the government arejursuin^ a "dog
in the mangei" policy in regard to this
matter and will neither provide sufficient
funds to erect a suitable school building to accommodate tho scbo-il population of Nelson, nor place the district iu a
position to raise its own funds.
In The Miner of AdmI Oth it was
pointed out thitt tbe number of pupils
then enrolled was about 'UO, since which
time new pupils have been coming in almost daily. The rooms nre at present
very much overcrowded, which fact could
not have escaped tbe attention of School
Inspector Bums on his recent visit.
What his report to the government will
be remains to be seen but the facts of the
situation cannot be overlooked.
City Morality.
Tke <Se��er*l Newt ��r tke Week  Wrlefy
Spain bas called for 80,000 reserves.
Capt-. l-t*otlhm Ktttgeton Royal Mill-
tmry '.College will observe tbe operations
in Cuba on behalf of Great Britain.
By Order-in-Council Major General
Gasooigue, who aiuce September 1895
has commanded the militia of Canadr,
has been relieved of hi-s command.
Hotel proprietors and others in Toronto
are receiving communications from
United States wnr refugees inquiring for
accommodation. A New Orleans judge
asks whether or not accommodation can
be secured for several parties for a few
-maott**..'-,"        -���.*��� ������-���'
The rrovln-Rlat Ueverameat ttetanta the
v   Jtyqwent of tlie WclMtt tafcool frownl.
Editor MiNEitj
�� reluctantly take: it upon myself to
call the attention of The Minek and the
respectable people of Nelson to a subject
which ^involves not only a question of
morality, but one which, from a business
standpoint, demand? the attention of the
citizens as well.
I refer to the present undesirable location of the houses ot ill-repute on east
Baker street; and, I think, sir, that when
we consider the progress Nelson bas made
in the past eighteen months, and that
the distriot in question instead of being
somewhat isolated as formerly is now surrounded upon all sides by a respectable
element, and that the business interests
of Nelson require that east Buker street
be used for legitimate pursuits. I think,
in the face of these reasons and many more
that tbe question ot tbe removal of these
houses to a more suitable location either
within or without the city limits should
betaken under advisement by the city
I do not wish to be understood as desiring tb impose a hardship upon the unfortunate women occupying these houses,
and I realize that it would be unwise and
unchaiitable to inaugurate a crusade
wbicb might ultimately scatter them indiscriminately throughout the town.
I merely wish to eay that tbe women
should be removed to another part of the
town where the plying of their vooation
cannot be so publicly and flagrantly displayed. Decency demands it. The in
terests of the city require it.
Another feature objectionable to many
people who are-compelled to traverse
that part of the town, and who reside in
the vicinity, is the uproar emanating, from
these houses, particularly at night, and
which ia largely contributed to by . the
performance of so-called professors (?)
who are hired to unmercifully hammer a
piano and to sing ribald songs for tbe
amusement of the depraved. This is not
tbe Nelson of pioneer days. If tha social
evil must be maintained, curb it to a-certain extent.
Yours truly,
Nelson, April 27th, 1898.  ���
Summarr of Awwnnt or Ore and Matte
Reported rrom tke Tort at Kel*aa.
The Mollie Gibson mine shipped 20
tons of ore valued at 13127 this week,
and was the only shipper froni- the
port of Nelson foi- the week.
A couple of weeks ago a resolution was
paasedjby the South Kootenay Board of
Trade endorsing the request of the .Nelson School Board to the government,
tbat an additional sum of $2000 be plaoed
in the estimates for tbe current year to
provide a new school building in Nelson.
A copy of the resolution was forwarded
in a letter to the Department at Victoria
by Dr. Arthur, Secretary of tbe School
Board, to which he received the following
' reply: .-.' .*���
"Education Office,
-"Victoria, April 21,1898.
Sib���I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt, of your letter of the 15th inst,
asking that a further snm of $2000 may
lie placed upon the estimates for the increased accommodation ot the Nelson
"In reply I may say that tbe Inspector
of schools has been requested to geud a
full report upon the situation. You must
understand that the government cannot
place on the estimates any sum of money
in anticipation of (what the increase of
children may be in any school district.
The amount of 84000 is considered adequate for present requirement*!, but
should it bo found; tbat the number of
children are increasing to"8uch an extent
aa to require further accommodation the
matter will receive tie favorab'e con.il-
eration of the government.
"This is the"only answer I am able to
afford you pending IWe report of the Inspector of schools.   I hid, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
: James Baker.
E. C. Arthur, Esq.,
., Sec. Boafd School Trustees,
- 'ft- -Nelson."
By the snmo mail Dr. Arthur received
a letter from J. Fred Hume, M.P.P., iu
which he stated that he had an interview
with Col. Baker, Minister of Education
and that he most empbntieally refuses, to
comply with the request .of fhe School
Board.to make Nelson a separate school
district or make any further increase in
the appropriation for school purposes.
The Minister chimed-.that Le had rf-
(wived a delegstiou from Kossland askj
|  27I.30O
11,749     | 698.418
Total for April...'.;....
Total  for March         ,  	
Total for February.          8.678 1H9.138
Total for January...'      9.500 1.197.489
Total so far for 1888     31,929 3,116.242
Total tor 1897. via Revelstoke 719.134
Total for 18OT. port of Kelson 65.271 7.613.K4
racks. The question of^enlarging tbe
boathouse and moviug it to a more tuit-
able locality was discussed and referred
to the committee to report ut next meeting.	
local nud -General.
Mayor Houston, representing the
city of Nelson, and John A. Gibson
representing the South Kootenay
Board of Trade left on Monday night
for the Dominion capital to urge upon
the government thc advisability of
imposing nn import duty on lead products.
The Salvation Army held a very
pleasant religious entertainment in
thc barracks on Victoria street on
Friday evening at which there was a
large attendance. The programme
consisted of the cantata, "The ten
virgins," which wns very creditably
The .rumor about the western telegraphic service with Cuba being interfered with has brought out the fact
that thc C.P.R. has a direct service
over British cable by way of Halifax
and Bermuda. Unless Great Britain
be drawn into the row the service will
nob bc interfered with.
The' flrst annual ball given by the
Nelson lacrosse club in the dancing
hall of the Hotel Hume was hugely attended and thoroughly enjoyed. The
music was perfect, the floor in good
shape and the arrangements for the
entertainment well conducted. Dancing, was indulged in from 9 o'clock to 3
a.m. -
The Canadian Pacific railway company has issueda circular to merchants,
storekeepers and dealers along its lines
of railway announcing a list of .banks
which have arranged to cash, without
any charge, paymasters' wages checks
of the company within the several divisions of the railway in which the
checks are issued.
Manufacturers of
Great Vantage to property la the city nt
,.. Ottawa. . -
On Monday night of last week the
citizens of Ottawa and Hull were
awakened from slumber by a terrific
noise resembling the report of the
heaviest guns of a first class battle
ship. The cause was the explosion of
tbe storehouse in the nitro-glycerine
factory of the Ottawa Powder Co.,
siturted on the Wright 'property near
the Chelsea road, across the river from
Ottawa. A considerable nmount of
damage wns done to the cities of Ottawa and Hull and according to an expert it is said that had the whole
amount stored in the building exploded
it would have wrecked the parliament
buildings, three miles away.
KaclMMok Ore.
Ed Chape, brought into the city last
night some very fine sam pies* of ore
from Boulder creek, two miles from
Kuskonook. The ore is being assayed
and'looks as though it should carry-
good values in silver and lead. The
vein is three feet wide with 14 inches
of solid orel 	
Nel hob Bout lax Club.
,* The annual meeting of theNelson boating club was held in the Hume hotel on
Friday evening when the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Hewitt Bostock, M.P., Hon. Pres.; A. H.
Buchanan, President; J. Roderick Robertson and H. J. Evans, Vice-Presidents;
G.  C.   Hodge, Sec-Trea?,; R. W. Day,
Captain; E Senkler, Vice-Captain; Committee, Messrs Brown, Beer and Winter.
The club is id a very flourishing condition and are . making arrangements for
several regattas tbi3 year and also to pur-
��� chas-e a racing shell.   It was decided to
! hoM tm auctioD at the boat Louse at 8.30
'on Saturday, May 7th, for the choice of
Almoat Persmaded to take the Leadership
of tfae Provincial OppaiTltloa.
A despatch sent out from Vancouver
last week says : " At a caucus cf promin
eat citizens in Vancouver Jos. Martin,
ex Attorney General of Manitoba was all
bat persuaded to declaro himself leader
ot the Opposition in Provincial politics.
The C.P.R. was among those who weie
most powerfully urging Mr. Martin to
accept. Mr. Martin committed. himself
to the extent that he 6tated that he would
steer the destinies of the new Oppbsitiou
party in B.C. entirely independent of
Federal party lines if the present legislature passed the Yukon railway subsidy
He preferred the friendship of Mr. Cotton as present leader, but he must lead
and rally round him those who --enter-
tained bis views of treating questions of
the day entirely independent of1 party
lines." ' .-���*
Church op England. Matins 11 a.m.
Even Song, 7.80 p. m. every Sunday.
Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in tbe month, after Matins; on 2nd
and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday
School at 2.80 p. m.
Pbbsbttbrian Church. Services at
11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School
at 2.80. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society
meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.
Mbthodisi Chubch. Corner Silica
and Josephine Streets. Services at 11
a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30
p.m. Prayer meeting on Friday even-
ipg at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.
Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Roman Catholic Chubch. Mass at
Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m.
Benedietion at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.
Baptist Church.���Services morning,
and evening at 11 a. m. and 730 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8
p. m. Meetings are held in the school
house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.
0APITAL PAID-UP      -     ~      $1,500,000.00
BEgl       _     _        _   ���        L175.000.0O
Ha��o Offics. HALIFAX. N.S.
T. B. Kenny. Esq., Proiclcnt,
1).  H.  DUNCAN,  Cashier.
ItranclicR nnd Correspondent8 ln tho principal
Cltieo in the ProvincuH, United States and
Great Hrituin, and ut Vancouver, Hossland
Nanaimo and Nelson, B.C.
A   general   banking, business   trans-acted.
Sterling Bills of Kxchangc bought and sold.
Letters of credit, etc, negotiated.   Accounts
and depot-it? received on most favorable terms.
847 . Manager, Nelson Branch.
Situate ijj the Nelson Mining Division of
West Kootenay District.���Where Located:���On  Anderson   Creek    About
\.   two miles from the Citv oi-' Nelson.
TAKE NOTICE that r, George Luther
Lennox, Free Miner's Certificate No. 9783?,
as agent for and on behalf of the Picton Development Syndicate. L'td. L'bty., Free Miner's
Certificate No. 1089a., the lawful holders of said
"Picton" Mineral Claim, intend, sixty dajs
from t he date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tbe
abovo claim.
Aad further take notice that action, under
section., 37. must bo  commenced  before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Arent for thePictonDevelopmentSyndicate.
Dated this 27th day of April i8S)8. 803
o Notice of Dissolution of Co-partnership.
The firm of Holbroofc & Chase, City Scavengers, bas this day dissolved partnership by
mutual consent, C. E. Chase retiring.
George Holbrooic will continue the business
and all bills against said firm will be paid by
him.   All moneys due said firm arc to be paid
to George Holbrook.      GEO. HOLBROOK,
Nelson, B- C, April 30. 1898.
��nd Hfltilaffe
SHIPSaa��Na The D01*1*111��� Wire Rope Co'y., Ltd., Montreal, Que.   foiilerv
Wire Ropes       tm    STOCK CARRIED IN ROS8LAND, B.O., BY d. D. 8WORD, AGENT. Wire Ropes *
Your Blood
Is Thin arid Impoverished   after  the long
Combined with Iron
is the best purifier and
enricher. Take it
now and you will not
be troubled with'that
Tired   Feeling.     :    :
Vanstone's Drug Store
Cor. Baker and Josephine Street*.        - <M
A Few      ���*���
Good Investments.
92000���Taken n good one and a half story bouae,
11 rooma and Imlti, sublux lu reur, (reah-
papored and painted.   This is a snap.
$3000���Forn nico two story house20x28,8rooms
' The house is nicely fonced in and, a Hue
garden with fruit troes, berry bushes
and plants. Ground is 130x12% Hume
$2300���For a new 8 roomed house on Stanley
91300���For a fine 50 toot lot on Vernon street.
$ 323���For a 25 foot lot on Vernon street -*���
A good Milk Business in Ymir can be bought
Several houses varying from -f 15 to
$35 per month.
9 9 -9 <? 9 �� ����� 9 9    '
nomv ToutMi on wp*hb��tatb.
+MM estate and
^pl Insurance Agent.
Office Opposite Post Office
unsurpassed for home use, hotels
and Mining Camps.
Lumber Company.
Have all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Sash, Doors and Turned Work
Kept   in   Stock.
OFFICE NEAR C. P. R. STATION.    .    .    .
Another Drop
���ti Fresh Eggs ��&
Please bear in mind we are ever
ready to give the public the benefit of any decline in prices. Jt was
that first brought the price of
Eggs from 40 cts. to 25, and now
from 25 to 20 cents.
Farley & Simpson, Props.
Wtien People are sicK Pnonsti
'''������������'���:.-' " l   - : '-'���'���' ".
To have to take Medicine, if they are sensible they do not
look for cheap Medicine, but for good reliable Drugs or
Medicines. Our aim is like the motto ofva well known
Bicycle firm, "Not Cheap, Put Goo<J." And at reasonable prices, we sell and dispense only the Purest Drugs
-and Goods of the Highest Quality.        :        : :
Dmgs anil Assay Supplies.
wndqn 4 wim mvmi. mwtm
ujjaj) oirras, mnpon, England.
All Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C;
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
Holbrcok & Chase having dissolved partnership as Cily Scavengers. I will startan independent Scavenircr Business on May lst. having
bought out the scavenger business of Math
Nelson, I will try to give entire satisfaction
to all who wish to patronize ine.
Yours truly.
905 , C. E. CHASE.
fll ORP  Savings and Loan Company.
V| l^rVf |-i*-^ 73 and 75 Victoria St. Toronto, Ont.|
Subscribed Capital     $3,200,000.00
Assets.."..,....................,   $7,000,000.00
Loans made for Building Purposes on easy
Terms of Repayment
You b,*33��jipt to take shares in this company before you get a Loan, and there!
is no a��^. in having  your Loan paid over as the money is in the
Bank HEBE.       When title is passed you can draw your Money.
GAMBLE & 0'BEILLY, Agents.1
ALSO REPRESENTING . iiiJ ��� wiiuujiii, a^uiftj
Insurance Company of North America.
Imperial Fire Insurance Company.
Victor Oil Company.
The Risdon Iron Works Company, San Francisco, Cal.
... "Hume" and "A" Additions .. .
o CIVILVENGINEERS and      ; ---'
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