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The Miner Apr 23, 1898

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Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, April 23, 1898.
Price Five Cents
The Doomed Man Harebell to Ills Death
Without a Tremor.���Hlwlory or
Hia lire.
The curtain was rung down yesterday morning on the final act of the
Kuskonook tragedy when John Doyle
paid the death penalty for the murder
of Dennis Connors on the night of
Sunday, Feb. 13th. The crime, the
full details of which appeared in The
MiNEitat the time and subsequently
in the report of the-trial of the murderer was-one of the most coldblooded
in the history of British Columbia.
No provocation wasgiven by the murdered man who was-deliberately shot
and sent into eternity without a moment's warning.
Since the sentence ""of death was
passed on March 22nd, Doyle maintained an air of complete indifference
as to his fate and refused to speak of
his past life or to see a spiritual adviser. Inthe goal books he is entered
as a Methodist.
His last .night on earth was spent
quietly and. whether or not he realized
that shortly after sunrise he was
doomed to die he gave no sign of anxiety as to. the matter, He slept
soundly,' wakened early and ate a
hearty breakfast. While the workmen were epgaged id the erection of
of the scaffold he frequently mode
jesting remarks to the guards.
About fifty men witnessed the execution, on invitation from the Sheriff
and a couple of hundred others waited outside the jail yard for the hoisting of the black flag. At 8 o'clock the
procession, headed by Sheriff Bed-
grave started from the condemned
cell.- After him followed Deputy
Sheriff Walter. J Robinson, of Ross-
lane, the hangman and the condemned
man supported by Deputy Sheriff W.
P. Robinson-qf Nelpop. Doyle mounted the scaffold with a firth step and did
not show the" slightest trace of ner-
voiwrie&B., Sh-SrifTRedgrave and Superintendent of Provincial Police Hussey then shook hands with him after
which he was asked if he had any-
> thing Co say.
The"'condemned man then said "1
want to say this, that I was convicted
on circumstantial evidence and it was
all wrong. It has been proved in the
history of the past and not many
hours ago. The ministers that promised to see me weife notified in accordance that their knowledge and experience is all from books. I don't believe
in denying certain things in the bible.
I believe that Christ lived and died as
J willjfesb^^
After shaking hands with Deputy
Sheriff Robinson, the black cap was
placed on the head of the doomed man,
���the trap was sprung and John Doyle
ras launched into eternity.
Death was instanteous and after the
irop there was not the slightest sign
af life.   The pulse continued to beat
i'or five minutes and after hanging for
ihirty .miniites the body was lowered
md placed on aboard for the coroner's
nquest.   A jury consisting of J. M.
uton, foreman, Charles Olson, H. R.
Jameron,    Colin    Campbell,    Harry
/"right and John Campbell was ein-
pannelled and after they bad viewed
the remains the Coroner, Dr. Arthur,
9k   the evidence  of the attending
physician, Dr.  Symonds and Sheriff
jbinson.   The medical evidence given
to  the  effect  that death   was
paused by dislocation of the neck, the
vertebrae  being   completely severed,
verdict in accordance with the evi-
ience was rendered by.the jury after
[which the body was interred in the
pard of the goal and a rough board
jiving assumed name and date of execution marks the last resting place of the
tan whose  true   name   and   identity will probably never be known.
The execution passed off without a
litch, the arrangements in every particular being perfect.
On Thursday afternoon Doyle made
, statement to Supt. Hussey of   Provincial Police and Sheriff Redgrave in
vhich he stated he was born in Champagne, Illinois on  March 27th, 1871.
lis father owns a small ranche of 25
acres and is now about 62 years of age
mt he had not heard from him for the
past ten yeai's.   He has two brothers
Mid. one sister living, his brother Ed-
fward being employed in Spencer's store
it   Maryville,  about   15   miles from
'Champagne.   His brother Charles and
this sister Lizzie were at the old homestead ten years ago when last he heard
from thein.   The prisoner stated that
pe remained on the farm until he was i
nine years of age ?vhen he went to Galveston, Texas, where he was engaged
in herding cattle for a year for Judge
Moffatt.     He   then  went to Mobile,
Alabama, where he worked in a shingle
mill for six weeks.   In the spring of
1891   he   went  to. Colorado ^Springs
where he worked on a ranche for a few
months after which he went to Leadville where he worked on the Colorado
& Midland   railway  for six months.
Afterwards he went to Spokane where
he   worked   for  three  years cutting
wood for J. C. House.   In the fall of
189-1 he was  working on the  Great
Northern   railway at   Leona,  Idaho,
and subsequently worked on the Beaver Canyon section of the Great Northern railway.   He came to Nelson in
June of last year and after remaining
two weeks in the city went to Slocan
Junction where  he'was engaged  in
tracklaying  for Mr. McLeod.   From
Slocan he went to Trail  and was engaged in track laying on the Robson
branch,  his foreman  being William
Shield.     In   November,  1897 he  returned to Nelson and after remaining
a few days he went lo Sandon on railway construction and boarded in the
car at the Payne mine.   On February
2nd he  returned to Nelson  and left
here on February 9th for Kuskonook.
When he reached Kuskonook he put
up at Anderson's boarding house.   He
then proceeded to give his version of
the shooting on February 13fcb, which
differed materially from his statement
to the court and the evidence given by
the witnesses at the trial.   He spoke
of meeting, "a young man namedSinith
who was sitting alone iu the barroom
of Erickson's hotel."   This he says was
8 o'clock  at night.   He said he met
Connors and had a drink with him at
the Butte hotel and said that he was
standing on the porch when Connors
followed   him   and said  " Don't you
know me?"   Prisoner replied that he
did not,   whereupon    Connors   said,
" Don't you remember former trouble
with me?"     Doyle said he did not,
whereupon Connois became quarrelsome, pulled out a  kuite and started
to open it and pointed it at his breast.
" I  then knocked   him down," said
Doyle.   He then went on to say that
he  afterwards met   the deceased at
Erickson's, and added "There were
aopie threats usod hy Connors towards
me.   He said that he. would get even
with me for the previous fight.   I went
out and got a pistol that was in my
blankets and returned to Erickson's
about  twenty  minutes later.   Clave,
Connors,   Smith,   the bartender and
Kerr were there.     The   latter  was
asleep on a chair.   I started to go to
the back door at. the end of the saloon.
Before I got there  Smith jumped up
and ran to the front door.   About the
same  time Connors was getting up
from his chair.   I looked sideways and
saw Connors rising from his chair.  He
had his right hand in his hip pocket.
He was swearing at the tim-��, but I did
not understand what he said.   He was
looking at me, and I supposed he was
threatening meT^T'tlietrdfetr myT'pis**-:
toi and pointed it at Connors.   Before
I drew my pistol I asked Smith to
come  back  but he did not  answer.
Connors Said "You think you have a
cinch ohine," and stepped towards me,
put his hand in his  right hip pocket,
and said, " Shoot," at the same time
drawing his right hand from his hip
pocket, I fired before he could get his
hand out and.be fell. He died in about
ten minutes.    I remained looking at
him.   I,tben went to bed in the Anderson house, and remained there  all
night.   There were seven men slept in
the same room    Charles Oleson slept
there."   Doyle went on to say that he
remained in the .barroom until Conners  died   and   spoke to   Constable
Forbes and to a Mr.  Downie, saying
to theni, "I am very sorry,   it was a
bad shot."
Incorporation Honey to be Befnndcd to
BabucrlberK���Delegate to be Kent to
gnprewe court aittlna*.
The adjourned sitting of the Supreme
Court was resumed in the Nelson court
house on Saturday last, Mr. Justice Irving presiding.
Judgment was given in the case of
Creelman vs. Clarke,tried at the March
sitting, dismissing the case with coats to
defendants. In the counter claini judgment was entered for the defendant, Ellen
Clarke with costs. Clarke is to b8 entitled to possession of the mineral claim
in dispute and Creelman is restrained
from interfering with the property.
Robert Clarke's counter claim against
Cree]man was dismissed with costs.
Iu Kelly vs. Hall Mines, an order was
made and accepted by the Hall Mines
Co. that they refrain from further expropriation of land for tramway.
Willey vs. Warren & Jones���Case discontinued against defendant Jones with
coats to Jones against plaintiff. Judgment against Warren for amount|claimed
and costs.
Warren vs. Case���Judgment for $150
damages for plaintiff.
Aid.  Madden and family have returned from a visit to Eastern Canada.
At the regular meeting of the City
Council held on Monday afternoon there
were present Mayor Houston, Aldermen
Gilker, Hillyer, Teetzel, Malone and
The minutes of last meeting were tead
and approved. The City Engineer reported that he had inspected the recreation ground as authorized by the council
and submitted plans showing that it
would require the removal of about 6000
cubic yards of earth to reduce it to level
He also submitted plans for the grading
of Hall street to the C.P.R. track, the
amount of excavation required being
about 12,000 cubic yards.
The engineer's report _ was referred to
the Public Works Committee to report
on at the next meeting of council.
The communications between the
Mayor and P. C. Gamble, civil engiueer,
regarding bis report of investigation of
the drainage system aud disposal of sewage of the city was laid befor the council,
The Mayor stated that Mr. Gamble's
report did not refer to the matter whioh
he had been requested to investigate, in
that it stated his opinion as to the effect
which the discharge' of such sewage
would have on the waters of the lake.
He nlso stated tliat he had at the request of Dr. Duncan, provincial health
inspector, simply asked Mr. Gamble to
estimate the volume of water flowing
through the Kootenay river and' he did
not propose to hand over the cheque for
Mr. Gamble's account of $60 pat-sed by
the council until a report was made as
The Mayor reported that W. H. Brandon had made an offer of 15 cents per
foot for the old 2, 3 and 4 inch pipe taken
np by the city and on motion the offer
waa accepted.
'Aid. Waione and tKe'City Engineer
were appointed a committee to. look up a
suitable site for a dumping ground for
the garbage of the city as the C.P.K. Co.
had made objection to the present site,
and report at next meeting of council.
Tbe question of sending a delegate to
Ottawa to act in conjunction with G. O.
Buchanan, the delegate from Kaslo, in
urging the Dominion government, to impose nn import duty on lead products
was discussed and on motion of. Aid.
Hillyer, seconded by Aid Teetzel, it was
resolved that tbe snm of $483 raised by
private subscription for the expenses of
the incorporation of the city be refunded
tor this purpose.
: A special committee consisting of the
Mayor aud Aldermen Hillyer and Gilker
was appointed to confer with a committee
ot the South Kootenay Board of Trade
regarding the advisability of sending such
a delegate.
By-law No. 29 to impose a fee of $50 on
contractors for permit to place building
material on any part of tbe public streets
was laid over until next meeting of council for reconsideration.
By-law No. 30, to impose a license fee
of 8200 on insurance companies doing
business in Nelson was laid over until
next meeting for third reading.
A petition from 94 property owners,
tax payers and residents of the city, asking (1) that an 8 foot sidewalk be built on
Stanley street from Baker street to Robson street; (2) that the portion of
said intended sidewalk betneeu Victoria
and Silica streets be built on the east
stdeof Stanley street; (3) that a 6 foot sidewalk be built on the south side of Silica
street to the * English church, was received and referred to the Public Works
Committee. '
Architect Ewart submitted plans for
the proposed retaining walls nt the Phair
hotel and on motion of Aid. Whalley, seconded by Aid. Gilker, it was resolved
that permission be granted the owners of
the Phair hotel to build retaining walls
on Stanley and Victoria streets, the plans
for the same to be subject to the approval
of the City Engineer.
The question of providing uniforms for
the city police was referred to the Finance
Committee, after which the council adjourned, i
Brief   Mention   of   Happening* In  tke
DlHtrlct Daring the Faat
Seven Oej*.
The Last Chance.
Messrs. Wilson Bros, who are operating the Last Chance on Toad mountain sent out a party of men to commence work, on Monday last, and development work on the property will
be pushed ahead vigorously.
A cable to the Montreal Star states
that according to the latest advices, Lord
Aberdeen expects to remain in Canada
until September, 1892, making a six
years' terra as Governor General.
F. "VV. Clnto, New Westminster is in
the city.
W. A Galliher, barrister, visited
Rossland this week.
Dr. J. M. Eaton of Carberry, Manitoba, is iu the city.
Rev. Father Rivers bf Rossland was
ih the city this week.
Hector McRae nf Rossland spent
Wednesday in the city,
Supt. Marpole df the Pacific division
ofthe C. P. R. is in the city.
ilr. and Mrs. P. Rochassen of Loip-
doh, England, are at the Hume.
G. W. Hughes, superintendent of
the Idaho mine is at the Phair.
Born���On Friday April 22, to the
wife of S. S. Taylor, Q.C. a daughter.
Dr. Dart, the Lord. Bishop of New
Westminster visited Nelson this week.
The Moyie City.Leader is tbe latest
British Columbia newspaper venture.
G. A. Mitchell, representing the
Great Northern Railway company
spent Thursday in the city.
The registers of the leading hotels
ofthe city note the arrival of a large
number of visitoss during the past
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Vincent mourn
the loss of their infant child, who
died last week, aged 9 months and
7 days.
Married���At Nelson on Tuesday,
April 20th, by Rev. Robt. Frew, Alfred Johnson, to Minnie Johnson, both
of Nelson.
The Bank of British North America
will shortly open u branch in Dawson
with J. Cran, who represented the
bank in Slocan as manager.
Invitations have been issued for the
first annual ball of the Nelsou Lacrosse
Club, whicli will be held in tha Hume
hall on the evening of April 28tb,
Harold Elwood Robertson of Trail
has been gazetted as a Notary Public
for the mainland of British Columbia.
Mayor McAnn of Kaslo bas returned
from a six weeks' pleasure trip through
Eastern Canada and the United States.
At a meeting of the Hall Mines,
Limited held in London, England on
Thursday an interim dividend of five
percent was declared payable on May
The citizens of Kaslo are making arrangements for a celebration on the
Queen's birthday with a monster demonstration.
Mr;   Easterbrook, auditor   of   the
Great Northern railway offices in British Columbia was among the killed in
the Chilcoot pass avalanche.
Judgment in the case of Regina vs.
Johnston charged with seduction was
given on Monday by Judge Forin.
The charge was dismissed on technical
points of law raised by counsel for the
John Patrick Ryan. M.D. has been
gazetted as coroner within and for the
Ainsworth and Goat River mining
divisions of West Kootenny and the
Fort Steele mining division of East
Public School Inspector Burns held
an examination of candidates for entrance to High Schools in the Nelson
public schools on Monday and Tuesday
of this week. There were eight candidates in attendance.
Before leaving Lethbridge for Nelson N. T. MacLeod, manager of the
Hudson's Bay Company, was presented
with a Past Master's gold jewel by the
brethren of North Star lodge No. 41,
A. F. & A. M., G.R.M.
An effort is being made to have an
American Consul placed at Rossland,
instead of a Consular Agent as at
present. The friends of N. A. Burritt
are making a strong effort to secure
the creation of thc position and his appointment to it. ^
I ohn A. Gibson and John Houston
have been chosen as delegates to represent the Nelson Board of Trade
and eity council at Ottawa, in regard
to the imposition t.f an import duty
on lead products and will leave for the
Dominion capital tonight.
The Xelson brass band gave the first,
open air concert of the season on Sat
urday evening last from the balcony of
the Nelson hotel on Baker street.
The programme of music which was of
a high class was well rendered and attracted a large crowd of people. Another open air concert will be given
this evening.
fire at the Fayne Mine.
Tbe fine 91000 ore house at the Payne
mine was destroyed by fire on Tuesday
evening. The cause of tbe fire is unknown bat is thought to have been a
defective fine. The total loss is eati-
mated at 910,000, Of the 110 men employed 50 have been laid off until repairs
are made and the machinery replaced.
���antmarr  of Amonnt of Ore and Matte
Exported front tke Port or Nelson.
The ore shipments through the port
of Nelson for the past week consisted of
twenty-nine tons of copper bullion from
the Hall Mines smelter and eighty tons
of ore from Pilot Bay, of an approximate value of $23,080. The Bank of
British Columbia exported $132 worth
of gold dust. ��� The entire output of the
Slocan mines now goes through the port
of Kaslo and the output of the Trail
Creek division through the port of Rossland.
Total for April  1,983 a 268,07.1
Total  for March  11,749 i 098,415
Total for February.  8,(>73 949,138
Total for January.  9,500 1.197,489
Total so far for 1898........ 31,909 3,113.115
Total for 1897, via Revelstoke 719,134
Total for 1897. port of Nelson 55.271 7.61.1,321
���re SfclMMMta.  -'
The shipments of ore over the Kaslo
& Slocan railway from the 16th to the
19th inclusive were as follows:
Mino Destination : Pounds
Ruth Everett 4��,000
Total 76.700 pounds or 38} toils.
���44fellowa' Anniversary.
The seventy-ninth anniversary of
the I.O.O.F. society will be celebrated
by tbe members of the Nelson lodge
by attending divine service at the
Methodist church to-morrow forenoon
at 11 o'clock. The members and visiting brethren will meet at the lodge
room at 10 o'clock and march in procession to. the church. All visiting
and transient brethren are cordially
invited to attend. Thc collection at
the church will be given to tbe Kootenay Lake General hospital.   .
Tke HeUMriUa* -Dlmre* -Concert.
One of the best musical entertainments ever given in Nelson was held
in the Methodist church on Friday
evening. There was a large audience
in attendance and every Dumber on
the programme was thoroughly
enjoyed. Thc best musical talent of
tbe city united in rendering a very
high class programme. Among those
who took part were Mesdames Oliver,
Goepel, Macdonald, Thurinan and
Messrs. Painton, Parkinson, Irvin,
Lennox, Caldwell, Kydd, R. M. Macdonald, Melville Parry and Harris.
The piano accompaniments were
played by Mrs. Wallace. Police Magistrate J3. A. Crease acting as chairman. The proceeds of the concert
were devoted to the Trustee Board
funds of the church.
The Wmnarek.
The Bismark group on the South
Fork of the Kaslo river, upon which
Frank Sherwood made a lucky strike
last year is to tie opened up again as
soon ns the snow settles. Mr. Sherwood will be in Kaslo within the next
30 days for that purpose, and expects
to push development work by shipping
throughout the summer. The Bismark
is regarded as a very fine property.
After a few weeks development hist
fall, 60 tons of high grade ore, the returns on which were sufficient to meet
all expenses and take care of the bond
were produced, and in all probability
the property will be a regular and
heavy shipper after a few months.
Cteetrtc Power for Mine*.
On April 12th a meeting of the West
Kootenay Electric Power and Light
Company was held at Rossland when
Oliver Dur ant was elected President; W.
M. Douell, Vice-President; J. B. McArthur, Secretary, J. M. Smith, Treasurer. The directors include Sir Charles
Ross and C. R. Hosmer. The plant of
the company at Bonnington Falls is now
complete and in shape to generate electricity. AU that now remains hefore tbe
company delivers power to tbe mines of
the Rossland camp is the completion of
the local sub-station and the finishing of
the line. This will be done inside of 30
days and the company is confident that
it will be operation by May 15th. Contracts for supplying power bnve already
been closed with the War Eagle Company and the British Columbia Bullion
Extracting company, while negotiations j
are now pendiug for furnishing motive
force for four other properties,. All that
bas hindered theBe latter contracts has
been tbe delay on the part of electric machinery companies insupplyingestimates
of the cost of motors.
Both Nations tally OreparnO tee War.���
English Sympathy tne tOe
Watte* Mates.
War between the United States and
Spain over the Cuban question appears_
now to be an assoied fact and if not
already declared the actions of both
nations during the past few dayaamonat
to a virtual declaration. On Monday
last the United States Senate after ���
weeks'debate adopted the following tea*
olutions by a vote of 67 to 21.
" Joint resolution for the recognition
ot tbe independence of tba people of
Cuba; demanding that the government
of Spain relinquish ita authority and government in the island ot Cuba and to
withdraw its land and naval forces from
Caba and Cnban waters, and directing
tbe president of the United States to um
the land and naval forces of tbe United
States to carry these resolution! into affect:
"Whereas,The abhorrent conditiona
which havb existed for more than threo
years in tbe island of Cuba, so near to
our own borders, bave shocked the moral
sense of tbe people of the United Stetat,
have been a disgrace to Christian civilisation, culminating as they have in tba d*>
struction of a United States battleship
and 266 of ita officers and crew while on
a friendly visit in the harbor of Havana,
and can not be longer endured, aa bat
been set ont by thepresident ofllba United
States in his message to oongress of April
11,1898, upon which the action of con.
gresswas invited; therefore. -
" Resolved by the senate and boom Ot
representatives of the United State* of
America, in oongress assembled:
" First���That tbe people of the iaJ-tQd
of Cuba are and of right ought to be free
and independent.
"Second-Thatit is tbe duty of the
United States to demand, and Uie gov
erameot of the .U��Mt��J Stat* d** bott*
by demand, that Ibfoyr^mm^otSmo
at once relinquish its autoonV ��-�����!" im* -
ernment in tbe island of Cuba, and mm*'-4
draw its land and naval forces from Colli
and Cnban waters.
"Third���Tbat the pr��roteat of ikn
United States be and be hereby ia empowered to nse the entire land and naval forces of the United States, and to
call into the actual service of the United
States tbe militia of tbe several states fo
the extent as may be necessary, to carry
those resolutions into effect.
" Fourth���That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention
to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction or
control over the said island except for
pacification thereof, and assert* ita determination, when that is accomplished, .
to leave tbe Government and oontrol of
tbe inland to its people."
Since Jthe above resolutions were
passed events have been moving rapidly aud war is now a fact although not
yet officially declared so by Congress.
United States Minister Woodruff on
Thursday was notified that diplomatio
relations were broken off between the
two countries and asked for his passports, which were granted. He then
turned the American legation at Mad.
rid over to the British embassy and left
for Washington via Paris and London
the gome evening.
On tho same day the Spanish minis*
ister to Washington, Senor Polo, received his passports and before leaving
for home turned over the legation to
the French embassy.
The call for troops has been received
with enthusiasm iu every part of the
Uniou and troops are being hurried
forward to'Atlantic points with all
possible speed.
A proclamation was signed by the
president yesterday notifying the civil-
zed nations of the world that the United
States has commenced a war blockade
of the port of Havana, setting forth the
obvious reasons therefor.
To-day's despatches announce that
he American fleet has blockaded the
Cuban coast. The American cruiser
New York is said to. have captured the
Spanish passenger steamer Alphonso
XIII. The Spanish fleet are in pur��
suit of the American liner Paris,
which left Southampton on Thursday.
A call for 100,000 volunteers was
made yesterday morning hy the United
States government.
The British press and people are almost unanimous in their support of the
United States, while tlie continental
nations take the side of Spain. It is
impossible to fortell what the outcome
of the war will be, but it is confidently
expected that the United States will in
a short time drive the Spaniards from
The latest war despatch is that the
Spanish have captured the United
States liner Paris.
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%\xt -Jfthur.
THK MIXER is printed 0:1 ���Siitimlaj-s, and
will be mailed to any address in Canada or
the United States for one year on receipt of
tiro dollars.   Single coi>ie.-; five cents.
'   at. the rate ot $.1 pei- col 1111111 ineh per month.
at'tlie rate of IA cents ]ier noiiitai eil line lirst
insertion, and 10 cent.s per line for each sub-
��0<liieiit insertion. Ailvcrtimisiientsnitiiiiiia
for Rhorter period than three months are
?      classed transient.
ALL COMMUNICATIOXS lo the Kdilor must
be��cuonipanieil by the namo and address
of the writer, not nei-.essarily for publication, but a�� evidence of good faith,
THE LABEL on your iNtpor shows the date on
which your paid up subscription expires.
If in arrears kindly remit and see that the
date is changed, which should be sufllcieut
PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at thc
shortest notice.
The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.
nelson lodge, no. 23. a. f. &a.
M. meets second Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary.
���   I.  O. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,
" No. lii, mecU every Monday night,
at   theii   'lull,  Kootenay street.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
"WM. IIODSON, Secretary.
��� NELSON LOPUR No 25, K. of P..
\Amocts In Castle hall, McDonald block
Jtjevory Tuesday; evening at 8 o'clock,
' JAU visiting knights cordinl'y invited,
J. J. MaJ.ONE. CC.
(820) Geo. Partuidok, K. of R. and S.
NELSON LODGK. I. 0. <>. T. Meets in
Castle Hall, McDonald Woe*, ovcry Monday
i vanlng at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars cordially Invited, J. Mjjbmcy Hoag,
Chief Templar.
Joun Tklfoud, Sec'y.
second and fourth Wednesday of
each month at K. of P. HaU. MacDonald Block, -cor. Vernon  and
  Josephine streets.   Visiting breth-
ern corf tally inrited.        Ernest Kisc.
Chas. H. Faurow,      ���   Worthy President.
The crime for which the man Doyle
suffered the  extreme penalty of the
luw yesterday has unfortunately be
came typical of certain inining wimps
across the line.   It is an example of
the exceeding insecurity of life nnd
property which we by.no means desire
on this side of thc lino.   With a view
of checking it' as fnv-na possible Our
legislature M��s very wisely. made the
- carrying ol concealed weapons a serious offence.   Unfortunately it is not
easily detected and it might be advantageous to enact some provision for
search of suspected parties.   It "may
be taken for granted that every man
of n certain class found in our mining
and Tailway camps near the line bas a
forbidden  weapon   about   him.     He
should  be made to carry it  openly
which converts him into �� guy or he
should bc forced to surrender it.   Mr.
Gitfen has in  the old days deprived
many a man of his dahgerous weapon
by ft simple request couched in that
pleasant voice-of his which apparently
the  toughest  rilffiah was unable to
withstand.. Had Doyl*e:cbinpJierl���\yJfcH
the law he would not now be lying in
tt felon's grave.
The man's indifference to his impending fate was on a par witli that
carelessness "of human life which prevails in the Western States. Apparently he cured no more- f\>r his own
life than lie did for taking that of his
iiu fortunate victim. There was no
quarrel more than a trifling altercation between the men, who though
previously unacquainted had -been
drinking together. Whiskey is no excuse for crime and it is as well for any
toughs who may be thin king of com ing
to this country to know that we are
just us unwilling to be shot by
drunken man as by a sober one.
n step, which does not bring her into
the condition of a belligerent but
which materially checks the progress
of the war. She has declared -coal-to
be contraband ��� of war. This moans
that no ' lietural ��� nation . can supply
either of tho couibatarits with coal for
their ships. The lighting Avill probab-
y lake placo in tho neighborhood of
(Juba- Tho Americans have their basis
of supply near at hand. Tho Spaniards
havo to cross the Atlantic to renew
their stoc!< as it is not supposed there
can bo any amount nt Puerto Kico,
the only Spanish possession in the
West. Indies except Cuba.
For this action England now rank's
high in the estimation of our cousins
across the line and it is to he hoped
that it will act in nmclioriation of
those unkind fi clings againstus which
find expression in a certain class of
American journals.
Tt is difficult to see that the war can
alfect us here in any way, unless it
should be unusually prolonged. Our
friendly intercourse with our neighhors
can go on as usual and though it is
possible that some of our lead may
eventually find its billet in a Spanish
breast,-tho way there is so round about
Lhat it can hardly be declared contraband of war. War always makes
money tight and the first thing to feel
the constriction is the mining market.
Since writing the above war has
practically been declared and it is announced that the American flying
squadron has left Key West for Havana. The whereabouts of the Spanish fleet seems uncertain. In Spain
reporters of newspapers are not taken
into the confidence of government officers, nor do cab.'met ministers (peak
either officially or otherwise of great
affairs of state to the man on the street.
As Sheridan wrote, " The Spanish
fleet you cannot see because 'tis not in
sight." Bub the Dons have always
the reputation of being good sailors
and no doubt they have not allowed
war to break out before they a re ready..
In the meantime the United States
has called for 80,000 volunteers and
she will no doubt get them ih one day
and they will be men of the best material to make soldiers of. It remains
to he seen how an unmilitary country
such as the United States is can in a
short time organize into a useful force
such a huge body of men.
On Tuesday next, 20th April, the
American order of.. Oddfellows will
celebrate its seventy-ninth birthday.
The first lodge was started at the
Seven Stars, Baltimore by Thomas
Wildey, John Welch, Eichard Rush-
worth, John Duncan and John Cheatham, all of whom had previously been
admitted in England. .From that
small beginning the order has spread
and increased all over the continent.
Tlie Columbia River Fleet-
A. W. S leels, late purser oo the C.P.R.
steamer KooleoBy ou the Columbia river
haa gone to Victoria to accept a similar
position on tke Mara line of boats runnin;* up Ibe Stikiae river. Captain
���lames Nesbitt, formerly of the sieuner
Kootenay has resigned his position tu -Accept tbe captaincy of one of the Stikine
boats. He will be succeeded by Csipt.
Short, formerly captaia on the Ljtlon.
Tbe new steamer, Hossland is now receiving her furnishings preparatory to
being put on the passenger service. ��>
soon as tbe water rises in the Columbia
new buildiDg signed as soon as $2000
bad been deposited in tbe bank and to
accomplish this as speedily.* as possible
the following ladies were asked to act as
collectors for the fund: Mes.lames D.iy,
Goepel, Geo. Johnstone and C. W. We3t,
Mrs. Goepel hnviug already kindly offered her services.
It haviug been found thai a ms-joiiiy
of (hose present were in favor of the
name of 3. Saviour, tho vote was made
unanimous thiit heuceforth the parish he
kpowu as tbat of S. Savioiv, Nelson.
After unanimous voles of thiiuk.-t to
the organist nnd choir, to Mr. nud Mre.
Morley for their services dining Mr.
JowpH'h absence in the whiter and to the
Lii-.lie*' Guild the meeting adjourned.
and Surgeons.   Oflice, Baker St., corner
Ward St.. Kelson II. O.   Telephone 76.   (813
lvlical Chemist, Hull s' .feet, Nekon. 701
ALASKA" Mining Boots.
r        j:.i'   HARRIS-OX,VBAKRI3TER.   N0-
IJ.   tyry Public. Sloean "City.:.-.     .       I.>4
The United States have at last sent
an ultimatum to Spain which that
country can hardly accept. They have
demanded that she at once consent to
evacuate Cuba and they have given'
her until ten o'clock this morning to make up her mind about it.
Failiiigan acceptance of the terms demanded the United States Flying
Squadron will proceed at once to sea,
apparently with the intention of making an attempt to force the Spaniards
out of Cuba, l
By tliis time the play has probably
begun and the next few days will he
interesting. Persons acquainted witb
the subject declare that the Spanish
navy is superior in strength to that of
the United States and many deem it
not impossible that onr neighbors may
get the worst of it���at lirst. The disparity in the resources of the two
countries however leaves little  doubt
Office���   (Heeled  at   ibe   A una:)I   Euslir
Slectlnx ��r the English t'hurt-Ii.
The annual Easter meeting of the English church, Nelson was held in the Mission room on Monday evening last, the
Vicar presiding. In his opening address
the chairman mapped out the business of
the meeting, nud the work to be done by
the officers elected for the eDsuing year.
He stated ihat although the churchwardens'financial statement was not quite
ready for publication he thought he was
iu,n position to give n fairly accurate
forecast, which would show the total receipts for (he year on the general fund of
$1035, with expenditure of about ��C00.
In addition to this there had been deposited in tLe Bank about #1000 to the
credit of the church building fund, with
promises outstanding of $1500. Of the
deposit of $1000 the Ladies' Guild bad
raised no less than $450.
The Vicar also gratefully acknowledged
the receipt or promise pf many gifts for
the furnishing of the new church viz,
altar and all its fittings, pulpit, lectern
and reading desk. The Ladies' Guild
is working this year to provide the sealing and the children to provide the font.
After thanking nil the officers and
helpers the chairman suggested that the
dedication of the new church aud the
parish of Nelson he either to S. Saviour
or All Souls.
Tbe Vicar then rc-appointed Mr. Fred
Irvine as his warden for the ensuing ye;.r
and Mr. TJ. E. Croasdaiie was unanimously re-eiected people's warden. The
followingwere elected sidesmen: Messrs.
Applewhaite, Beaaley. Brydges, Crease,
Christie, DeacaD, Gamble, Hannington,
Legal Mining rosin.
In the ease of Clarke vs. Honey at Victoria on Friday of last week Mr. Justice
Walkem gave a very important judgment
as to what constitutes a legal mining
post. The plaintiff brought adverse proceedings to establish bis right to mineral laud ou hisioeatioa called the Olivette in the Hossland district, for which
Haney was applying for a crown grant
under, the Legul Tender location. Justice Walkem declaied tbe Olivette to
have been an invalid location because
No. 2 post is less than four inches square
and no evidence has been given as to tbe
height of this or No. 1 post. Nordid the
notice on No. 1 comply wilh the statutes,
as it omitted to state the number of feet
to the right nnd left of the location line
and omitted the words " iuilial post."
For these reasons the notion wns dismissed. A legal post must be not less
than four feet above grouud and face nt
least four inches square for a distance of
a foot from the top.
Court of Uevlsluii.
Tbe Court of Revision consisting of
Aldermen Gilker, Malone, Teetzel, Hillyer and Walley met iu the C< uncil
Chamber on ""Monday forenoon at 10
o'clock to consider appenis from tbe as
sesement roll for the yeai 1808. A number of appeals were considered and iu the
majority, of cases lhe valuation made by
the assessor wes sustained The ieductions made were as follows: II. Sel*nn��,
3 lots in block 42, reduced from $200 to
$150 each ; H. Selous, 2 lots in block 44,
from 8103 to $50 each; H Selous, 14 lots
in block 22 from ��150 to 8100 encb, H E
Croasdaiie improvements Obs<rvatoiy
street $3000 to $2500; H. E. Croafdni'e,
improvements, $10C0 to $700 A few
slight reductions were also made in the
valuation of C. P. R. lots.
,   Solit-ilor, NYUiry Public, Kto., Sandon
11. V. USM
letter From tliarlc* Wrist**.
In a letter recently received from Chas
Wright he stated that he and Henry
Chapman had taken up quartz claims
on Telegraph creek. The tno joung
men had just returned from a 100 mile
trip to Laketon to ri cord their claims.
The thermometer registered 18 to 20 degrees below zero, but he was in good
health. He intends going into partnership with a son of Mr. Callbraith, who
was formerly a partner of bis father ths
late G. B. Wright. Harry Chapman has
finished putting in the machinery of it
new steamboat at Telegraph creek and is
now engaged in setting up the machinery
for a new sawmill. ''"''.
On   Real
Estate   and  for
House Property    For   Sale���Central
Location���25 per cent on
investment. ^ *-;*,.-    ^896
For The Canadian Mutuixl Loan & In\estnicnt
Company of Toronto, Ont.        Offices:
Corner Ward and Baker Streets. Nelson. B.C.
Fruit and.
Rosks, Hollies, Riiodourxorons,
G reenhoubb and Bbdoimo Oct
PLANTS, Cut Flowkks.
Agricultural implements, nmay .
tulizers, bec?, and. bee supplies.    Most com
pumps, fur-
Ko AtfontH.
pltte Hiock in Uri I ish Columbia,
Catalogue free.   Address. ,
(802) M J. HENRY,
GO* Westminster Road, Vnueouvcr, ll.C
of the ultimate result, if the war is al-  Hodge. Jowett, Newling'aud Taite,  the
lowed an uninterrupted course*. Such
anuevent fortunately is. improbable.
British interests would sulFer almost
more than American hy the destruction of property in tlie States and by
the necessary interference with their
industries.    England has already taken
latter heins vestry cierk.
Messrs. W. A. Jowett and Geo. Johti-
stoue of Nelson and Mr. Armstrong of
New Westminster were reappointed lay-
delegates to the Synod.
It was decided to empower the church
committee to have  ihe contract for the
I j. Kiru Insurunco and Jliniii;,' Uroker,
Samlon. Jl. C. o��0
" yolicilor, etc. Sole Ageiit for the Caim'
dian Viie insurance Co. Iteul l'.statc and
MiniiiK pronertles for'tuile.   Slocan City, U.C.
T and Dominion Land Snrrcjors and Civil
Kngincei's, Xelson, B. C. Room Xo. I, over
Thomson & Co.'.s Hook Store. 014
M. lust. Cli.    M. Can. Soc. C.li. Assoc. M. Inst. CE.
M. Am. Soc. Cli.    l'.l-.S. for B.C. I'.U.S. forB C.
(1-atc Res. liny. !)=]>. uf I'hK Wks. Rossl.ind. B.C.
of Cupula in ll.C).
Nelson, ll.C
CIVIL ENGINEERS,      **><*>      O
Accountants and General Agents,
Agents Insurance Co. of North America.
NELSON ���.       (7871        ��� B. C.
A Rood dwelling house and 35 acres of Innd
opposite Nelson. B.C, on Kootenny lake. The
house is finished and plastered. Painted inside
nnd outside and contains 7 rooms, Seven norcg
of the land are cleared and has 500 to 600 Irui
trees on it. Three-quarters of an acre is sot in
strawberry, gooseberry, currant, and grape
vii es.   Terms Cash.   Address,
Kettle.Falls, Stevens Co,
871 ' WashhiRto
Mrs.    McLaughlin    has
just received her Stock of
Spring Millinery in all the
Latest American and Canadian Styles.
The regular opening   will
take place about April ist.
,    761
Qn and after Monday,
April iith, 1898, Meals
will be served at
at The .
Corner Stanley and Silica Streets.
General Rates,   $1.00   Per    ^ay
1 o Cents.
Design Reg. March, 1S96.    Pal. July, ,Sd\.
Ask your dealer to show you the Alaska, J
the best mining boot sold���bar none. }
Made of the best materials, thus ensur-V
iug best wear, the life of the boot is yet j
further prolonged by its
Patent Corrugated Edge
This corrugation prevents a scrape or ^.
blow- from damaging the boot proper, n't
point every miner will appreciate. Made {1
with rubber or leather inner and outersole.'/f
Sold by all good outfitters; see ou the '
inside of legging the name of boot and
stamp of makers
Manufacturers cf Camping Blankets, Ait -,
Pillows, Rubber Gloves, etc., clc. I
The  Gem   Blue   Flame Oil   Stove)
Maderby the Dangler Stove and Manufacturing Co.
Unequalled for
���������    ���'���Simplicity, Safety and Convenience . . .
The  Gem   Blue  Flame   Oil Stoves are made of the very best
material   and   with  the   latest  improved   machinery.        The $i
Manufacturers  are  the   Patentees  of'many   valuable features f
used only on the Gem.       Call  and  examine them.    :    :    :    : \
Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc J
We   Spring   Our
Spring Hats
6,000    ROLUS
In Silk, Leather, Tapestry, ;".
Gold  and  Lustre Effects.
i���INGRAINS        ^
Sample  Books   Mailed on
Application.      :      :      :    :  '   ' ���
For a Good Mug of Beer
out of the new Mugs
recently arrived from Spokane.   Tlie Hotel has been
Newly -\ Fitted { Throughout
Dining   Room   in   charge
,  of    Mr.    Joseph   Paquin.
E. J. CURRAN, Prop.
AU . .
And ...-������'
Thomson Stationery Co.
MAKING. . . .
Today. Latest American
(among others J. B, Stetson)
English,   Canadian Blocks
$2,00 and Up
P. O. STOEE : m :
B B -^
E E Jj
^h i]
We have just unloaded a car of Va|
couver  Sugar which   we are  offerii||
very cheap.
Besides the 100 lb. sks. we have!
in 10 and 20 lb. cotton sks. Very nil
for families. >
Our stock is the largest in the cit;l
Nearly everything bought in car lots aii
we can undersell the lowest. ���   .     ��
Kindly inspect our goods and gl-
prices. Always a pleasure to show ye;^
what we have to offer.
M. Des Brisay & O
DUOP    I1V    And ��"et acquainted  with  us.
*-* *VV�� V     fl ^i    us show you our assortment of
and we will also -     qpl CC    Latest from Chica
try   to    convince    ���:  ���*  ".�� *~    and Montreal.
you that our Fit Reform Ready made Clothing is
;':'.-. SECOND TO NONE���'-. .
Our Stock now is nearly Complete in all Lines and all new Goods.   No troul
to show Goods.
��� Emory fe Walley..
... Agents j?ok ...
Kennedy 8 Douglas,     Merchant tailors,    Toronti
ToltOH fe McKay, Fine Custom Shirt Makers,   Hatniltol
Call at Latimer Street, -Third
. House  East   of   Brewery. .
S7(�� ...   MfSS E. FIELD.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchant!
Branch. Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslci
Sandon, Three Forks* New Denver and Slocan City]
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention. ..'US
hterD&tional Navigation & Trading Gwpuy
SiimmcrCard.       reflective Marcb IS. 1898.
South b'nd,  8.K. International.   North b'nd.
Read down Bead up
Train Lvs 100 |).m. Snndon 10 SO a.m. Train Ai
���'     Ar 3,15   "      Kaslo    800   " "    L\
Boat Lvs'5.45 a.m.   Kaslo   8.10p.m, Beat Ai
'*  -   6.4S " Ainsworth 7.10  "
7.15" Pilot Bay   6.30  "
7.15"    Balfour   6.00   "
!��.I0"  SMilePt.  5.10   "
9.��"    Kelson      i.ii   "
tn Ar 12.68 p.m. Northport 1.00 " Train Lv;
2 50"   UoH��lnnrt   12.00 noon      "
6.(0"   Spokane    8.OOH.111, "
ndon-Kaslo train daily..  Boat  and Spo
) train daily except Sunday.,
..-     .  �����.*. Alberls.:V:-*;,
Jn Lvg 100p.ni, Sandon 10.50 a.m. Train Ai
I,    Ar H.4-5 "      Kuxlo    8.00   '���        "   Lvt
kt Lvs  S.OO "      Kaslo     1 HI "      Boat Ai
B.80 " Ainsworth 11.40p.m.
7.(0 "'   Pilot Hay II DO ������
IOW " Kuskanoolc8.1)0 *:
'       12.00 " Goat Rivor��00 '��� "
. l-00a.ni.  Hound'y S.DO ".
|<t Ar    8.00 " Bonnern Fy 2.00 "    Host Lv>
[in Lvs 11.40 "   JVre Ferry LIS "   Train Ai
2.45 "    Spokane   7.00 a.m.    "^ Lv*-
Kmlon-Kaslo train dally.   Boat IcnvetitCaalo
i above   points- Tuesdays iiud   Saturday*
iirninK on Wednesdays and Sundays,
teals and bun hs not included.
aweiiKerg on _���*���. H, International from \el-
n, Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay
Ike south of Pilot Hay, will connect at that
Juitwith the S.S. Alberta.   -     ������ ���
Jr.1- Pateengers for Nelson via S.S. Alborta, from
JT points south nf PiU.t Huy can by arrangement
1' with-pursur havi r-inpuvur at Pilot Bay or
Ainsworth, or eoni��� t wiili S.S. International
. at Kn��l<>.
Tho company'- i   icrs connect Kootenny
Lake and i-lm.n,   , ,,       a ith all poiut�� in the
United Statu-i"i . i by way of Spokane
and Keotcnaj '.li.fi
Tickets S.0I1I  am'    i. ,ug,*fce checked  to all
rointi by purser? on *��tonniers or at our office.
- G. ALEXANDER, Gen. Mgr.
P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.
Spokanp  Faiis &
Northern R*y.
ftieison  A  Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without change
of can between Nelson and Kossland and
Spokane and RosBland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave9.20am. NELSON Arrive535p.m.
'���   1145 ��!  BOSSL'D   "   2:55  "
"    8.00am.SPOKANE  "   6.40p.m.
Paflsengora for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stag*
EFFECTIVE  MONDAY NOV.   22,   1897.
P.M.    P.M.    I'.M.
'No. 3 No. 3 No. 1
P.M.   P.M.    r.M.
No. 2 No. 4 No. li
SM5 9KW..KOB80N...8KW 2:30
""    2:00    10:00...TKAIIJ....7:(W   12:55     1:15
3:13    11:15.KOSSLAND .GOO 12:00 m.
'?'������ No's.1 and 2 connect with C. P. It. main line
|>teamers, and trains to and from Nelson at
.'   No's, 3 and 4 arc local trains between Trail
|���'���' and Koselnnd.
NoV. 5 and 6 are local trains between Trail
and Hobson. No. 6 connects with train No.*
from Rossland.
All train* daily.
F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen. Supt
It Ik (be Haiti Moil.-rn In Bqnlpmeat.
U la (ke Nravlrxt Called |4ae.  -
It bar* pork-fi* :�����-.( **��**<|i��e<i.
It Crosses fit, *mi<1 tt****rin.
It li (ke Only Ittne jtuNMlaf   MxarUeii
i. Club Imki ��'ar��. .
It Is Noted r���- y-.f v-.*.trt*nf of M* RtnpUye*.
It I* Ike Onii  vi.-i-. -rving ideals' nm the
it la Carle  I'ivw.
Attractive Tours during Season of
Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in
connection witb Magnificent Passenger
8 learners Northwest and Northland.
For maps, tickets and complete infot ma' ion
call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ky.. C. & K.
S. Nav. Co., N k F. S. Ry., or
C.S. DIXOSf, Veneral Agent
v. i. wnnrxKV, c. r. * r. a.,
351 M.PNl,Mm,
1        SUNDA GDNGE.
aoo��2ia First avk. North,
BriDcb: 65 wnarf st., VICTORIA, B. C.
*   J. A. Browne, m��n*��c*.
IVMIpasittt Solicited. Writs far Circular;
Have  You   Tried
WHEN . . .
. ;��� G-0INGEAST
Use a first elass line in traveling between
Minneapolis. St. Paul and Chicago, and
the principal towns in Central Wisconsin*
Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Care
Service        . . .        .*.**.
The Dining Cars are operated in the interest of
its patrons, the most elegant service ever
inaugurated.   Meals are served a la Carte.
TO obtain first class service your ticket should
read via        . . .        *.
-+     THE WISCONSIN     *
'���-*     CENTRAL LINES     *
Direct connections at Chicago and Milwaukee
for all Eastern points. . .
For full information call on your nearest ticket
agent, or write ....
Jas. A. Clock,        or       Jas. C. Pond,
General Agent, General Pas?. Agent
245 Stark Street. Milwaukee, WU.
Portland. Ors.
Smoking   Tobacco?
Going West.           Daily Going East.
Leave 8.00 a. m.   Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.
**    8.26 a. m.   South Fork "     3.1.r> p.m.
"    9.36 a.m.   Sproule'n "     2.15 p.m.
"     9.51 a, m.   Whitewater     "     2.00 p.m.
"   10.03 a.m.   Bear Lake "     1.18 p.m.
"   10.18 a.m.   McGuigan "     1.33pm.
"    10:30a. m.   Bailey,�� "     1:21 p.m.
"- 10.39 a. in. Junction "     1.12 p.m.
Are.  10.50 a.m.   Sandon Leave  1.00 p.m.
2641 G. F. & P. A. Superintcndi-mf.
Steamship tines
.From St John.
Lake Winnipeg���Beaver Line April 6
Lalta Huron���Ilaavcr   Lille   April 1.1
From New Vork,
Teutonic���Whito Star Line April 6
Brittanic���White Star Lino April 13
St. Louis���American Line April 8
Now York���American Line  April 13
Lucania���Cunard Line April 9
Servia���Cunard Line April 12
Noordlond���Red Star  Line April 6
Frcesland���Red Star Line  April 13
From Portland.
Labrador���Dominion Line April 10
Vancouver���Dominion Line  April 27
Conhaqinian���Allan Line April 13
Mongolian���Allan Line April 23
Cabin, $47.50, $50, 9&), $70, 980 and upwards.
Intermediate, $32.50 and upwards.   '
Steerage. $22.50 and upwards.
Passengers ticketed through to all points in
Great Britain or Ireland, and nt specially low
rates to all parts of the European continent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all points.
Apply to GEO.  S. BEER,   C.P.K. Ticket
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STITT,
55*1   General Agent, C.P.R. Offlces, Winnipeg.
To all Eastern and European
To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.
To the Rich and active Mining
��� Districts of Klondike and the
New Tourist Car Service
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except*,Monday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To Rossland and Main  Line points.
Koctenay Lake���Ka��lo Boate.
, Str. Kojcanie
Except Sunday. Except Sunday.
4   p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11   a.m.
Calling at way ports in both directions.
Kfiotenay River Bomle.
Str. Nelson.
Mon. Wed. Fri. Mon, Wed. Fn.
7 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrive��-8.30 p. m.
Runs to Kuakanook (formerly Armstrong's
Landing' calling at way porta and makes close
connections at Pilot Hay with Steamer Kokanee. Steamer may make additional trips provided business offers,
Train*   to amd frem  Slocan City. Sandon
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On the lst of July, 1857, the Indian
mutiny waa at its height. For ten days
the littla British station at Sunda Qunge
hud been besieged by tho insurgent Sepoys.
1'he station was divided into two portions : the lower, consisting of the Indian
villuge, nnd the upper, pnrt of which,'
including tbe magazine and the British
residency, was strongly fortified. Within
this portion tho English residents hod
retiicd on the flrst signal of approaching
dnnger. Tho rebels fortunately possessed
only one small piece of cannon, which
hail proved quite ineffectual against tbe
walls of the inclosurc. Provisions were
not scarce, and up to the present moment
the garrison had entertained strong hopes
of being able to hold out until relief
Suddenly a new and unexpected danger had arisen.
The buildings inclosed within the
fortifications formed an open square. In
the middle of tho square was the well
which supplied te garrison with water.
About five o'clock in the afternoon n
group of several persons were standing
in the shelter of an archway which
opened into the square, and gazing with
looks of consternation and dismay in the
direction of the well.
lhe cause of their alarm was singular.
The town was situated at the foot of
a range of hills, and from one particular
point upon the slopes outside the walls
the woll in the middle of the square was
visible. This the Sepoys had at length
discovered. Their single piece of cannon
was at once posted at this point, and
brought to bear exactly on the well
within the town. The result of this proceeding is self-evident. If one of the
garrison should now venture into tbe
square for the purpose of fetching water,
he would run an imminent risk of being
blown to atoms by a volley of grape shot.
The group of spectators looked in silence at the well. The same thought occupied the minds of all. Tbere were women
in the garrison���delicate English ladies,
girls and children���and within the room
set apart far the purpose of a hospital
wounded men were moaning for water.
Water, ot all costs, .must be had���even
In face of a vigilant enemy and a loaded
cannon. But how?
Over a fringe of mango-trees and the
roof 8 of some low bungalows to the right
of the square, a knot of dusty figures
could be descried at a certain point on
the hillside. The dark point marked tho
spot where the cannon was posted. Even
as tho spectators looked toward it tbe
cannon boomed���there came a puff of
smoke and a flash of fire���and at the
same moment the grround nbout the
mouth of the well was torn up by a
fierce hail of shot. The gunners were trying their range, and what is more, it
w.is only too evident that they had
found it,
The spectators looked significantly nt
one another. ���Fpur_Qf_th_e__<KQUP were
English" "soldiers, the rest were natives.
Of the latter, two were water-carriers,
each of whom carried about his waist a
large hollow belt of skin, capable of
containing several gallons of water. The
duty of these men was, in ordinary
timeB, oie of no particular danger. But
now the case was altered. There they
stood trembling, their dusky faces turning to a sickly yellow, as they stared at
the space of shattered ground which the
storm of shot had torn up all round the
mouth of the well. Thu other natives
were all Sikhs, and these, with the impassive courage of their race, looked on
calmly and betrayed no emotion.
Of the Englishmen, two were private
soldiers; the other two were officers���
Colonel Dundas, the officer in charge of
the garrison, and a young lieutenant,
St. George Vane. The colonel wus a tall,
gray man, grave, stern and mnrtial. The
lieutenant was a young man of not more
than five or six and twenty, with blue
some features, much bronzed by exposure
to the sun.
The colonel was the flrst to speak.
"This is an awkward business, Vana,"
he said. "We might drive these towards
to the well, but they will certainly be
blown to pieces, and we shall get no
water. And at night, with this moon, it
is as'light as day. One could, see a mouse
" True," said Vane reflecting,.) 'yet���
stay! one of us might go out alone and
try to bring in water. If they hit hiiu,
as they most likely will, three of the
others can be ready to rush out, and may
bring him In and the water as well, before they have time to load again," and
he looked Inquiringly at the colonel's
face, eager to learn what he thought qf
the proposal.
"The cannon is not the only danger,"
said the colonel. "They have rifles there
as well."
"True," said Vane, "but a rifle at
that range would most likely miss���a
shower of grape is different."
The colonel hesitated. No commander
likes to send bravo men on desperate ventures. But he could see no other scheme
which would not Involve much greater
risk of life with still less prospects of
success. And they must reach the well
in some way���the necessity was vital. If
once their supply of water were cut off
their chance was gone. They could not
last twelve hours.
Vane had kept his eyes fixed upon the
colonel's face.
".Let me try," he said, eagerly. "Give
me a few men���a score will volunteer���
and we will laugh at these black scoundrels yet."
The colonel hesitated���but only for a
moment. There was no man in the garrison whom he valued and trusted more
than St. George Vane. He knew well
the danger of the "proposed adventure,
and he knew well, also, that Vane,* If
be were allowed to undertake it, would
never rest until his task succeeded, or he
himself were killed in the attempt. But
in warfare private feelings must give
way to the general good. After a moment the colonel laid his hand on the
yoUng man's shoulder and said, briefly :���
. "Try!"
An hour or two later Vane entered his
own room.
It was a large apartment, situated at
the back of the walled inclosure, which,
on account of its size, had come to be
used by the officers as a common roon:.
Its windows opened on   a wide veranda,
which extended the whole length of the
building, having - the windows of other
rooms also opening upon it. The largeEt
of these rooms'bad been set apart lor tbo
use of the ladies of the garrison, and, as
the veranda was oool, shady and - retired,
they were often accustomed -to~sit there
in preference to breathing the close heat
of the room within.
At tho moment wben Vane entered
two figures were sitting on the veranda,
not far from his own window���two
girls. Ono of these was a tall, slight
girl, pale and light-haired���not handsome, nor even remarkable, except for
her eyes, which were hint*?, gray, serious
and, when at rest, deep rather than
bright. Her oompanion, on the other
hand, was a girl of singular beauty���a
girl with dork hair, dark eyes,rather full
red lips, and skin of soft and flower-like
bloom. The name of the pale girl was
Mary Sulland; thnt of the beautiful one
was Lenera Dundns. The latter, was the
colonel's daughter; Mary Sulland was
his ward. Before the mutiny they had
lived, together with an old English servant, Mrs. Jessop, in the colonel's bungalow, outside the fortified inclosure.
Tho characters of these two girls we
will leave to reveal themselves as we
proceed, only recording the relations in
which they stood to St. George Vane,
who hnd known them both elnoe they
were children.
Like all men of her acquaintance,
Vane admired Lienors greatly, and sometimes half believed himself in love with
hor, and whether he were really so or
not, he had been aocustomed for years to
call himself her worshiper. On the otber
hand, though he liked Mary Sulland very
warmly, and would bave done anything
in his power to give her pleasure, he
never told himself that he was in love
with her, nor even thought about it.
Both the girls, on their side, regarded
Vane with feelings far different from
those of ordinary interest. But it- is
ohaoteristio of each that' while Lenora
never forgot that Vane was a rioh man,
Mary Sulland never gave the faot a
thought, nor would hove considered the
subject of much interest if she had.
The two girls were now alone on the
veranda, anxious, restless and uneasy. It
is true that at that" moment nothing
alarming was either to be seen or heard.
No noise of war was in the air; soarcely
a sound disturbed the evening silence.
In the earlier days of the siege thero had
been continued assaults upon the walls,
but these had now been given up as
hopeless, and, exoept for .the- distant
humming of the human' swarms among
the huts and bazaars of the-Sepoys round
the walls, the place was still. But -''over
all there hung a cloud of fear"���a -sense
of impending danger, as of the sword
hanging by a single thread; the cruel,
uncertainty as to what is going to ' happen, which makes the peculiar -honor of
a passive siege. In such.a situation the
ear is always - listening, the nerves are
ready to start at every sound,- and-the
mind is kept stretched constantly opon
tho rack.
Vane, on entering the room, had no
knowledge that the two girls were at tbat
moment on the veranda, so near to his
own window. He had .just been round
the station, and had got together with
some difficulty half a dozen men who
could be spared from active duty at the
watch-posts on the walls; and these, as
he had given orders, were now * collected
about the door of tbe room, awaiting his
arrival. Four were English, two were
Sikhs���every man of them, as Vane
knew well, to be trusted to the death.
These men he now plaoed on one side
of the table, while he himself stood on
the other. Then, in a tew words be explained to them the nature of the service
for which they were required; adding
that he only wished for volunteers, and
that any man who -disliked -the. duty
might retire at once. Not a man stirred,
however. The Sikhs saluted gravely; the
British soldiers, true to the immemorial
custom of their race when oalled upon $3
face a special danger, broke Into a cheer.
Vane looked round him, and his eyes
glistened; but he said simply:���
"The man that goes out first will run
by far the greatest risk. Who will undertake that dutyf"
Thero were, as already stated, six men
present, besides Vane himself. Six right
hands immediately saluted���there were
six competitors for the privilege of being
the first mark of the Sepoys' cannon.
We must draw lots, I see,'' he said.
Opening a shallow drawer in the table,
be took out of it a pack of cards.
"Here are seven of us," he continued.
"I am going to deal these cards all
round. Whichever of* us receives a certain
card���we will say the knave of spades-
will be the man selected." A hush fell
on the six spectators���a hush of rising
interest. Except for the slight fluttering
noise made by the falling cards, not a
sound was to be heard. Strange/that
there is something in suspense which
affects the mind more strongly than the
actual danger. These men had volunteered, without a space of hesitation, to
face the risk of death. Yet not one of
theni could look on without a tingling
of the blood, as they waited for the card
to fall whioh carried n man's life!
Such wus their absorption that they
did not- see two faces which came suddenly peeping In upon them through the
window of tho room.
Tho two girls on the veranda had been
startled by hearing all at once the sound
of voices in the room close : by them.
From their position they could not avoid
overhearing every word that passed.
They heard the* short speech In which
Vane announced to the men the danger
which threatened the well, and the duty
which was expected from/ them; they
henrd'Jiis appeal for volunteers, and then
the cheer which followed.' So far-they
had remained motionless, eagerly- drinking in the details of the proposed adventure; but when Vane took out tbe pack
of cards in order to select a man' by lot,
to listen, without seeing, was impossible
���and in a minute the two faces came
peeping in nt the window in the manner
just described.
From this position they could see
clearly every card as it was dealt. The
curds fell slowly, one by one, before each
man in turn. The deal went round���card
by card, as it appeared, the focus of nine
pairs of eager eyes. The second deal
went round���no knave of spades as yet
appeared. The fourth began; would that
complete the crcult of the seven? The
pack was growing thin, and expectation
deepened now with every card. Where
was the knave of spades? It must come
soon! Again the cards went round.
No! Not quite. As the last card of the
round fell face upward on.-, the table, a
thrill went through the nerves of the
ppectators. The two girls at the window
shrank baok snddenly, as if they hod
been shot. There -was- the fatal card at
last! The lot had fallen to Vane himself!
llie young man laughed lightly as he
threw down the pack. ,
"That deoides it," ho said; "I go flrst
Yoa will meet me at the archway in half
an hour from thia time; it will then be
dusk, end we will eivo ourselves what
ohanoe wo can. I shall go out alone;
the rest of you will wait under- cover of
the archway, and will rush out tho moment they fire at mo. If I fall, two of
you must bring me ln���Sanderson and
King oan do it The other four must try
to get a bucketful of water each���thero
will be time for that, I think, though it
will be sharp work. Remember, at the
orohway, with all ready, lu half an
, The men saluted and filed out. Vana
was left alone. Ho turned, nnd was
about to seat himself at tho table, when
to his surprise be saw a figure standing
in the window of the room. He looked
again���and saw that it wns Lenora.
What could haye brought her them ha
knew not; the truth he did not 2Ui'ss.
Wondering, ho took a step or two in her
direction, and was about to ask her what
she wished, when she camo hurriedly
forward und stood beside him.
"St Gaorge," sho said, "you must
not go���you shall not go. Tell me you
will not; promise me."
.. As she spoke, he thought for the flrst
time, of the veranda; she knew what ho
was going'to do. HtS would much rather
- that she had not known; but he answered simply, "It is my duty, Lenora."
"Duty I" she repeated witb impatience.
"Oh, yes���but do not go! Send some one
else;.surely there are plenty of men. Do
not go, St George." She laid her hand
upon the young.man's arm, and looked
up Into his eyes.
Great is the power of beauty���though
lt be the beauty of Delilah. It could not
make a man like Vane forgetful of his
duty, or shake for more than a moment
his natural resolution. But as he looked
down at the lovely lips whioh tempted
him, he did not turn at once away. And
yet her words jarred oh hhn. He felt no
surprise; he knew Lenora well; but he
would have-chosen that the girl to whom
he gave his love,, though she might part
from him in agony of mind, would not
have him shirk his duty ln face of danger. Love might be dearer to hor than
life, but honor should be dearer than
He was on the point of speaking, whon
there appeared at the window of the room
another figure.-Tbey both looked up nnd
saw it It, was Mary Sulland. Her faco
was very pale, and as she came forward
a close observer might have seen that she
waa trembling. But her eyes shone with
a strange light, and when she spoke her
voice, though low, was thrilling in its
distinctness. Her flrst words showed that
she had not overheard, or had not understood what had already passed between
Lenora and St George.
"We know where you are going " she
said with shining -eyes. ' Lenora shall
not be alone. ln bidding yon Godspeed
before you- go. I have cor. e to" do so,
too"; and, as she spoke, she looked as a
Spartan maiden may have looked wheu
she sent her lover-forth to death or glory.
At the flrst sound of her voice Vane
started. Their eyes met, and one might
have thought tbat some reflection of tho
light in hers had flashed into liis own
Without a word- ho took ber hand and
pressed it to his lips. Then with the
same action of farewell to Lsnora ho
turned away to go, reached the door of
the apartment, nnd was gone.
The whole scene was over almost in u
moment Yet sceDes ns brief havo often
boen the turning-point of liv-is���and sa
lt was to be with these.
Lenora, with a half-hysterical laugh,
turned to the window and went out.
Mary Sulland was left alone. Suddenly
sbe sank upon a chair and burst into
such a passion of tears as shook her very
It is not in the nature of any woman,
however nobly made, however jealous of
the bonor of the man whom she regards,
not to feel, at such a moment, :i cruel
agony of mind. Sho was alone. Tlie e.t
cltement wblch had sustained her was
already over, and now the hard, plain
faot without disguise, pressed itself remorselessly upon her soul. Her hero had
gone forth to almost certain death.
Her hero���Yes���he was her hero.    Sho
made no secret  of   it   now, in   her own
heart She loved him well. Gladly would
shehave^iven^her'ownlifefor his^ But;"
alas! what could she do?
All at once a wild thought struck her.
Her cheeks flamed; the old light kindled
in her eyes. She started to her feet, pule,
eager-eyed and trembling ��� trembling
now with new excitement. Sho seemed
like one possessed by a spirit stronger
than her own;���by an impulse overmastering and resistless. For a moment or
two she stood motionless, her eyes gleaming. Then turning, not to the window,
but to the door, she. hurried front the
room. ^
She went straight to her own chamber.
In a few minutes she came out again.
She was now draped in a long, close,
gray dressing-gown, which completely
covered her own dress. Her tall, slight
figure, thus garmented, looked like nothing so much as a gray ghost���and like a
ghost, in the failing light of evening,
she glided out of her chamber, and passed
along the passages and down a flight of
All at onco she stopped. Somo noise
alarmed her. And now she wus afraid-
afraid, not of what she was about to do,
but of being seen and thwarted in tho
execution of her plan. Presently, ull being still, she again stole forward. The.
men were, for the most part, busy at
their posts about tha fortifications, and
the part of the station through which
she had to pass was almost deserted.
Fortune favored her, besides; no eyo
observed her as she stole upon   her way.
At last, to her infinite relief, she
reached her destination. She stood in tha
archway which led out into   the   square.
It was still empty. Vane's volunteers
had gone in search of the articles required for the adventure, and had not
yet arrived. The open court was before
her; and there, in tho middle of it, was
the well.
She knew the archway well!���its imago
had been clear to her mind's eyo all
along. It was a kind of tunnel, or covered passago, of brickwork, some half a
dozen yards in length. Near the outer
end of the archway there was a. buttress, nnd beyond it u recess or deep
niche in the masonry. The niche was
close beside the buttress on the side toward the square.
The gray figure reached the buttress-
gilded into the recess���and   disappeared.
���    *V.     ���
Five minutes passed���ten minutes.
Then tho sound of steps was heard, and
men entered the recess; immediately
afterward Vane appeared, together with
another officer���the surgeon.
By this   time   the  sun had sunk, and
but for the rising moon tt wonMkba****.
been quite dark. As It was,-tha Isttrtar
of the archway was in gloom, bat th*
open square outside waa bathed in light
���a light uncertain, shadowy,.- apsotral,
yet permitting any object moving Ib tt
to be distinctly seen. The woodwork
which had supported ths windlass at tba
well had been shattered by the shot, sad
now stood ln ruins; but tbs chain w*
mained intact, Its end twisted roond a
broken stump, and the buckst hung la
safety inside the opening of ths wall.
No time was lost Vane spoke a word -
or two by way of last dlraottons to ths
men; then taking a buokst In his hand,
so that If by any ohanos be esoapsd ths
shot he might do his sbaro In being ths
water, he turned toward tho square.
That his chance wat very slight, hs
knew. And as he turned to go forth Into
the range of the cannon bis faoe, though
resolute, was grave.
He had already taken a step ar two In
ttdvnnce when he suddenly stopped short
What was that? A, soft, - gray, ghostly
figure started out of tha wall ln front of
lilm, and flitted forth Into the opoa air.
Bcfors he had reoovered from his amaze-
mont it had already * reaohed ths welL
For the space of. an Instant it stood thsrs
motionless^ then, as If desiring rather to
attract attention than to shun tt, tt
raised both anus above its -head-aad
waved them In the moonlight la a
moment���just as Vane, reooferiag a lit-
tie, started out of the- archway���tbs ean-
non thundered; a storm of shot whlsHsd
lu the air, plowed up the ground, aad
rattled among the ruined woodwork ot
the well.
Vane was still outside Its range, - aad
uo shot struck hint.- But the phantsm
figure���what of it? Hs. looked, aad
thrilled. What dark thing was that
which now lay motionless hssMs ths
mouth of tbn-well? He had not seen ths
figure fall���but it -was down upoa tha
({round 1
Wben the night was post when ths
next day shone, ��� when - the - dial-finger
marked the hour a little after noon, tho
garrison of Sunda- Gunge was shaken
suddenly by strange excitement First,
there became audible a - noise of wild
confusion in the encampment of. the
Sepoys round the walls. It grew���It
gathered volume; it swelled. Into a tumult. Guns fired, voltes yelled, a sound
was beard as of tho stampede ot Innumerable feet. Tben, drowning - every
uther sound, arose the loud hurraying of
English voices; and this, taken* np by
thoso inside the garrison, became .In a
few minutes a perfect tempest ait Wild
cheering, ringing far and near.
Suddenly���unexpectedly ��� relief had
come The rebels were flying in all directions; their camp wns in. the hands of
English soldiers. Tbe siege of Snnda
Gunge was ovfer.
It is not our purpose to dwell upon the
scene that followed. - From that tumult
of wild joy, of almost fleroe excitement
we must turn away and follow- St
George Vane.
As soon as,the fact ofthe taltatwm.
certain, ho stepped out of the crowd OOt'
made his way, ulone and unpsreslvsd,
along tbe deserted passages to a eertfttn
room which lay in the rear ot the WSltsd
buildings. It was the very room front
which the night beforo % slender, fray-
draped, figure   had stolen softly ont.
.7v.st us he reached the door and WNt
hesitating ut the threshold, Mr*, inttop,
who had been oojimI ont by the > aotss of
tho cheering was mwn j-etorafng ������*������
stuto of much excitement Vans sooostsd
her eagerly, but in low tones. "If She
better?   Can I see her yet?" ho said*
"She is much better; sbe Is tmnmd
nnd sitting up. But the noise olanaed
her. Sho does not know tbe eause <* tt
Will you como in and tell her?"
Vune followed her Into the room. In ���
largo chair, next the window, looking
very white and weak, , with ��� haadsg*
round her temples, where the sbof-Md
crazed and stunned her, sot --Maiy 8nl-
liiiul. As Vune entered sho looked fOOad.
Iin paused, and for somo seconds tht two
rc��iiriled each other.
Ha had not seen her since, tht-. nlfht
before, ho had carried ��� Wr, *WQ0��l*f,
to her room. He had heard, with InlMMt*
relief, that the wound was not* stHoiU,
nnd, inquiring hourly at her door
throughout the night, he bad -leeWSd
that the swoon was passing off, sod that
with some hours of rest there woold.be _
little to be feared. Yet now, as he stand
before her, even the great event whieh
had just happened was less present to bis
mind than anxiety to satisfy himself,
with his own eyas, that bm was Stfe.
The shock which he hod felt at the moment when ho had raised ber In his
arms, and caught sight of her white face
in the moonlight, was with him Still.
He hud felt at that instant a certainty
that she was killed.
And indeed she had had a wonderful
Every sportsman who has tried his
gun nt a sheet of blank paoer knows that
it will sometime happen that while the
paper will be spotted thick with.pellets,
there will sometimes be a spate left free
of shot���large enough, perhaps, to have
let the game escape, however true the
aim. It had so happened here. Amid the
storm of shot, only one shad grated her;
the rest had whistled past without harm.
But whero. hor slender- figure bad so
narrowly escaped, a man. being of larger
bulk, would inevitably have been struck
down. Mary Sulland had, In (set been
slightly wounded, .where Vane wonld'
have been killed. ���-
During the hours of night while ht
hud wandered up and down ; outside her
door, too restless to seek for . sleep, he
had thought of nil these thing*. He had
thought of the girl who had - risked her
life for his; he had let bis memory go
back Into the past, anil oall to mind all
that: he had owed to Mary Balland
through the years that he-had:known
her; how all his noblest, aspirations,
dreams, ambitions, had come ; from hsr,
or had been fostered or strengthened by
her sympathy, and ha had wondered how
it was that he himself hod never realised,
till now, what sho had been to him. And
now, as he stood beside her, as he looked
at her  again,   he   wondered   more   and
on   her face re-
The look of   inquiry
called him to himself.
"I am forgetting," he said. "I am
glad to be tho first to bring you the good
news. I see you guess lt. Yes, relief has
co'rue.   The siege is over." '
She looked at him with eagerness.
One thought filled her mind���it forced a
passage to her lips.
"Then you will not have to go again
for water?"
As the words escaped her she flushed
red. Her action of the night before had
hardly'been her   own���so   overmastering
had been the Impulse which bad harried
her away.    And now, like a woman, she
troubled by a doubt���what would ht
k of her?  Had she, in thrusting hss-
ealf between him and di'mgor, forfeited
forever his esteem? How could she expect
that h�� wo-jiu under stand?
Wr did understand, however���at least
partly. Jle saw that she was troubled and
he took the best course possi ble to set
her at hor ease. Ho meant to regard
what she had done as a matter which,
betwce:'i themselves, required no explanation. As for others, they knew nothing.
Except that she had been slightly hurt
Ly a stray piece of shot, no ohe, not
even tho colonel or Lenora, knew the
truth. Iho men who had been ut the
arihway had only the vaguest idea of
what had ]Missed. The secret was their
"No," ho said, smiling, "I shall not
have to go again. Kot, what is of much
greater consequence, will you   Mary."
She answered with a smile. They understood each other. He was bending
over her; sho was looking up at him.
Mrs. Jessop was not near them, and it
W*s almost as if they were alone. From
the distance came a noise of voices cheering, us if they never meant to stop, but
in the room itself there was no sound
but their own murmured talk.
"As soon ns you arc well again," be
FaiJ, "I shall be very angry with you,
Mary. I had a chance of getting the Victoria Cross, but now they will let you
bave it, I suppose."
-She laughed softly, for his words were
musio to her. But it was not bis words
alone that thrilled her blood.* She hod
won a richer prize than the Victoria
Cross, nnd now she knew it. Kor in his
eyes, as she looked up at them, she saw
the flame of love.
Their Work So Profitable That Tliey Kan a
Line of l'i rate Vehicles. *
' One of the happiest   hunting  grounds
for a pickpocket is a   London   omnibus!
People have ��� been   warned   of  this over
and over again; notices are kept  continually pasted on the doors   and   windows
of the 'bus; conductors watch with keen
and   suspicious    eyes    doubtful-looking
passengers, and yet all this energy seems
to make little  or   no   difference  to the
pickpockets.   They seem to thrive almost
as well as if   'buses  were   provided  for
tbeir special  edification,   and   there are
quite a large number of thieves  in London who make a living   by   working almost entirely In public conveyances.
- One gang in particular was broken up
long ago.    It consisted of about  twenty-
three men, and was known���on   account
qf a  practice   they   had   of   slinging a
hooked  stick   over   their arms���as the
"Crooked Stick Gang."   It  was started
in 1898, and the   originator   was*an exceedingly  clever   thief  with whom the
Iiolice desired further acquaintance.    He
sthrted this brilliant idea   by giving  an
"ht home" ln the Seven Dials. He hired
' aroom In a pnblio bouse for the purpose
(as he.lnformed the landlord) of holding
a "friendly lead," but as a matter of fact
the people wbo turned  up were one and
nil practiced  pickpockets,   and   the outcome of this meeting was the formation
of a sort of Thieves'   Union,   the  object
of which was to prey upon unwary   people who travel in omnibuses and   trams
nnd public  conveyances  generally.   The
luembers worked in pairs, the one thieving and the other  watching that he did
not cheat his fellows.
TMs nratam war*** wmamebly well
At0OJb(ne"i**9t*eh' pair  of thieves hod a
nhmber of JnrpoJous disguises; on different   occasions   they   exchanged   routes;
and as they kept n  particular   record of
their proceedings,   and   were careful not
to work too often In  the  same  district,
they were for a long time undetected. At
thp -hnd of each day they met at a public
house, previously appointed, for dividing
tbelr soils; and a fair idea of the profits
of the concern  will   be  gathered  from
the faot that tbey have divided as much
ai |660 on a single day.
After a time the conductors of the
'buses {especially in principal thoroughfares like Piccadilly) got to know the
gang, and become strangely shortsighted
when one of them hailed them,from the
1 pavement. They treated them with on
indifference tbat was galling, and their
behavior seemed especially brutal when
tbe passengiy with the "crooked stick"
happened to be an old, whitohaired gentleman witb gold eyeglasses. _^__j ^
When at last business became so involved that the Directors of the omnibus
companies began to employ detectives to
wateh them, the gang thought it advisable to run 'buses of their own, and they
did. They started a number of "pirate"
'buses, and as just somewhere about this
time the company 'buses raised their
fares, they easily got a large number of
passengers by retaining the old prices.
Tbey were very careful, however, to stop
only for well-dressed and respectable-
looking people, aad it was a strange
thing if a passenger did not miss something before he or she reached the end
uf the journey.
Kach person who entered the 'bus was,
of conn*:, most carefully watched. The
cv "AH fares" gave the thieves a clew
to the whereabouts of the purses, and a
short time nfter they were replaced they
weto skillfully removed by the "working
.members." Qnc of tho gang who man-
- ipuL.ied * matters Inside tho 'bus was a
most dexterous pickpocket. It was his
boart that be could extract a purse with
a pslr of sugar tongs, and he has been
known to steal one, remove all the
money, and then quietly replace it in
the owner's pocket without exciting the
slightest suspicion.
For awhile these "pirate" 'buses succeeded even better than the others. On
some occasions a single 'bus has yielded
over twenty purses a day, some of tbem
containing as much as *76, and it was
seldom that a pocket was picked without
something of value being found.
At last, however, complaints at Scotland Yard became so numerous that the
authorities set a special detective on the
track of the.crooked sticks, with the result that one of the members was caught
red-handed, and this led shortly after-
wnrd to the arrest of several others.
After that it was not long before they
were entirely broken up. Without a head
they were incapable of working systematically, and they scattered in every
direction���mostly to Portland, where
many of them are still "doing time."
For Ked Hmads.
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ounce of almond oil, the juice of a lemon
nnd the yolk of a raw egg. Apply at
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gloves silt across *be palms.
"Ycu look weary, Tibbets; aren't you
keeping Lent too strictly?"
"Yes, my wife has let tho nurse go
home for a rest, and the baby is sleeping
with us."
A legal friend of mine, whom I will
call Wilson, told me this:���
It was about the time that the President issued the sumihons for an extTa
session of Oongress to pass the Silver
Repeal Bill. Having done this, he went
down to his seaside f.'ace at Buzzard's
Bay for n rest. Some of tho newspapers
commented unfavorably on his absenoe
from Washington at such a juncture.
Thero was a great deal of excitement
and suspense over the result of the session. The opinion was often expressed
that, should it pass, the President would
bear most of tbe responsibility, for good
or ill. He was an autocrat, and the Senate feared to disobey him. According to
some, we were within measurable dist
anoe of a dictatorship. One always hears
such extravagancies at such times.
I do a good deal of business for women
clients, who consult me sometimes about
questions of property or Investment,
sometimes about their domestic relations,
and sometimes on other matters. One
morning the officii boy brought me a card
bearing a name which was new to me. I
was just preparing, to close my desk and
go to lunch, and I sent out word that
she should call in the afternoon. But the
boy brought back word that her business
was very urgent, and that she would not
detain me long. So I said: "Let her
come in."
She turned out to be a very attractive
woman. She was dressed in a dove-colored suit, and she reminded me of a dove
in the soft expression of her eyes, ahd a
sort of tender feminine smoothness and
nicety and gentleness. Her, manner had
the unmistakable stamp of the best
breeding. She was a lady to the ends of
her fingers. .*.,*.
When she was seated near my desk,
facing the window, she looked at me
earnestly for a moment, and then asked
me if I were a married man? I was surprised; and when I told her that I was
still a bachelor a faint expression of disappointment passed over her delicate faoe.
"If you had been a father," she said, in
her soft," beautifully modulated voice,
''you could have better understood my
feelings and my anxiety.- I have lost nay
1 expressed ray regret at the news.
"Oh, I don't mean that he is dead���at
least, I have no reason to think that,"
she made haste to rejoin. "I mean he's
lost���I don't know where he is. He went
away four days ago; and he is my only
child; tind I am a widow, and quite
In reply to my questions, she explained
that her son was a, youth of seventeen���
which surprised nie nguin, for she herself looked scarce thirty���and that It was
the aspiration of his life to get into West
Point. She had made application for an
appointment for him, based upon the
fact chat her late husband had been in
tho nrn>v us an officer of volunteers; but,
no doubt because she had'not been able
to obtain political Indorsement the appeal had received no attention beyond a
note from an assistant secretary, which
she showed me, stating that it had been
put on file. Other letters of hers, urging
the mutter, and addressed to the President personally, had met with no response. The boy himself had written,
with tho s.ime result. He hud become
greatly depressed. He had studied very
hard to fit himself for examination, and
this/together with his suspense, -had
made him restless and sleepless. She had
feared u fever. He had several times
spoken of going to sec the President
himself and making a personal appeal to
him. Then, four days ago, be had left
the house about five o'clock, ostensibly to
go to the local posfcofflce���they 11 veil iu
n small town half nn hour by rail from
New York. She had not seen or heard of
him since.
It occurred to ine, of course, that he
might have gone to Washington. Had he
taken any money with him?
She said, no, not so far as she know.
Sho added that he whs ta youth of Irreproachable habits, and that he had few
or no companions of his own age. He
hod never been away - from her before.
There had always been more than ordinary affection between theni. It was difficult for her to suppose that he could
voluntarily have left her in this way
without any word of explanation or
warning _ On the other hand, it was inexplicable that he should have been kidnapped, or even have met with an accident. She had already made all possible
investigations in their neighborhood, but
hail found no truces. She admitted thnt
the idea hod passed through her mind
that h�� might have Intended going to
"I think thut is the most probable
solution of the mystery," 1 en-Id. "Such
a boy as you describe him to lie would
not only be morilled by his failure, but
ho would" be stimulated to try his last
chance, and would keep It a secret froip
you, knowing that you would oppose
him. But I Should have expected that he
would have written to you Certainly I
should expect he will do so very shortly.
But," I added, "it seems to ine, madam,
that this is a matter for the Detective
Bureau to handle. It is not a lawyer's
She replied: "I was recommended to
you by���"here she mentioned the name
of one of my clients, a railroad director.
She opened the little morocco hand-satchel
she hud with her. "I think I have a let-;
ter from him here," she said. In searching among its contents she took out a
small, ivory-mounted revolver with the
remark: "My husband taught me how
to use that, and I promised him to carry
it when I went alone. Xo," she added,
returning the little weapon to the satchel
and closing it, "I have neglected to
bring it. But he told mo that you were
personally acquainted with the President.
This was true. A business matter had
been the occasion of pay coming in contact with Mr. Cleveland, and had led to
some subsequent social intercourse.
"And I had thought," she went on,
lookina at me with a pathetic thtent-
ness, "that you would, perhaps, not refuse me a line of personal introduction
to him. If I could see him I might be
able to put my request to him in such a
way that he would feel a more personal
interest in it. ily letters, of course, go
to the secretaries, and he may never see
"But how would that help you to find
your son?" I asked.
At that moment the office boy came ln
with a telegram. Glancing at it, I saw
that it was addressed, in my care, to the
lady before me. I handed it to her, jn
some bewilderment. She received it
eagerly, blushing as she did s6.
"I owe you an apology," she said; "I
took the liberty of telling the telegraph
operator In our town to send on any dispatch he might receive for nie to this
office: I knew ot no other place to toil
him. I think it must be from iny boy.
Will you pardon me if I look at it?"
"Pray open it ut onco," I returned,
becoming interested.
She did so, with trembling fingers. As
her eyes grasped thc contents her faco
was overspread with a beautiful light of
relief and excitement, After n moment
she handed it to me with an eloquent
look, but without n word.
It was from the boy, sure enough, and
said, ln substance, that he wus safe and
well, and that ho hoped, within n day
or two, "to speak face to fnce with him
and settle lt." It was a forwarded message, and bore no date.
"But no doubt it must be from Wash-
ingon," said she, when I called her attention to this.
"But the President is not in Washington," I replied. "He returned to his sea-
place two or three days ngo."
"Do you think luy boy would know
that?" she   asked, anxiously.
"He would if he reads the papers."
"Oh, he's a great newspaper reader,"
said she, smiling again. "He was always
blaming me for not caring for them.
Then you think he has gone there instead of to Washington?"
"It certainly seems probabla," said I,
reperusing the telegram. " H-j sscins to
know what he is about. This message
must have been written last night. I
should say he may huve been in .New
Bedford ut the time."
"And do you think ho will see the
President to-day?", _
"That is more thun I can say," I replied, deprecating her eager emotion
"The President might* be out fishing;
aud, at any rate, he is not easily accessible to unknown visitors. He wants rest;
and, besides this is a season for cranks,
you know, nnd extra precautions have to
be taken to protect him."
"But surely they wouldn't take my
boy fora crank!" she- faltered, in consternation. "Oh, that would ba terrible!
Would they put him in prison? Oh, what
shall I do? Would it be possible to telegraph to the President that iny boy
means him no harm? Can't you advise
me, sir?���won't you help me?"
She had risen to her feet in her agitation, and was pink' and pale by turns.
Bachelor though I was, I sympathized
with her mother's heart, and did my
best to compose her.
I assured her that there was no danger. The worst that could happen, was
that tho boy would be refused an audience : that wus the likeliest event, also.
"Meanwhile," I said, "I should, If I
Were you, take an east-bound train this
afternoon and run down to the scene of
operations. You will, no doubt, be in
rtwison to catch your son on his way
back. It is evident he must have taken
some money with him. but possibly not
enough to pay his fare homo again. Besides, he might hesitate to return unsuccessful. I think I had better give you n
personal letter to tho President, as you
suggested just now, so that your position and his; will be accounted for.
Mind," I added, ns sho made nn'impulsive movement of gratitude, "I-, don't
think there's the least probability of
yonr obtaining ; tho appointment; and,
anyway, my wishos would carry very
little political weight. In fact, I can't be
said to know anything . about the case.
But it will give roe pleasure to serve
you, and what I shall.say to the President will, at any rate, do you no harm."
"It is very, very kind of you, "she
said, with glistening eyes. "I thank you
with all my heart. I wish there were
some better way than this to show it."
With the last words she banded to me.
timidly, a hundred-dollar bill, which she
drew from within her glove. Of course,
I handed it back.
"If this were an ordinary professional
matter," I told her, "I should treat you
in a professional way. But I have done,
and can do, nothing to assist you in the
special matter you came to consult me
about. . In the first place, tlio boy is
practically found already; and secondly,
gether. Let me do , you such u trifling
social service as a gentleman may do for
a lady, and say no more nbout it. Only,
I shall be glad if you will inform me,
either in person or otherwise, of the upshot of your expedition."
She was certainly a lady; she knew
how to accept nn obligation. She bowed
slightly, und sat with her hands-resting
on her lap, whilo I wrote �� short letter
to the President outlining the situation,
and expressing iny opinion that the lady
was worthy . of respect and attention.
When I turned to give it, to her thero
were two teurs on her checks. "I will let
you know," was all sho said; und then
she gave me hor hnnd. I escorted her t(��
the outer door of thc office, unci she was
Just twenty-four hours later my friend
Klngsley, a detective from tho Central
Office, wulked Into my room. Ho smiled,
nodded, dropped Into a" chair, und.
plunging a hund into an inside pocket,
pulled out a large leather pocketbook.
He opened this, took out some papers,
and then spoke to this effect:���
"I say, old man, how are cranks in
your ports? Anybody been dynamited Jn
this building lately? You'll get yourself
In a mess, if you ain't careful, Seen anything of any sweet-voiced little woman
inquiring the shortest cut to tho White
House? Oh, I'm getting twenty of this
world���yes, I am! Folks are getting too
good and innocent for me. My occupation's gone, as What's-his-name says. I
want to retire from trade���see?"
"Come, Klngsley," said I, "this is my'
busy day. Out with it!"
"Never seen anybody like that, did
you?" he resumed, passing over a small
photograph and keeping a quizzical eye
on me, while he lighted a cigarette.
It was a portrait of "my client of the
day before, only in a different costume.
In fact, it was a very plain dress, indeed : and her huir was not carefully arranged; but there was no mistaking the
"Certainly I know her," said I. "She
was here yesterday. What. about it?
Nothing has happened to her, I hope?"
Kingsley*,   who   is   a humorist   in his
way, gave a dry smile.    "Unless   something does   happen   to   her pretty quick
something serious is likely! to happen to
somebody else;   and   it   looks as   if you
would be in it,   somehow.    How   would *
you like another   Guiteau   case,   forin-!
stance, with a nice little lady  to   do the
shooting, and Mr. Wilson, lawyer, of the j
Kite Building, to stand sponsor fer her?" j
"What  are   you   talking   about?"  -I |
asked, angrily.      '    !; j
"Well, as wp'll likely have to take the r
train from Forty-second street in about
an hour, I'll let you into the rackot.
What was it she worked off on you, anyway?" ������������*.'���������������.���*.    V
I gave him a succinct account of our
interview of tho day before.
Kingsley listened, shook his head slowly and sighed.
"When a lawyer does start in to make
a donkey of himself he dees it to tho
Queen's taste," he remarked. "The other
ntiuie of yeur dove colored lady in Kato
Fenwielc. She hadn't any husband in
any war. She hasn't any son of seventeen who wants to.go to West Point. Sho
stole that hundred-dollar bill, ond you
can make yourself easy that her offering
it to you was a dead bluff. But she docs
want to see the President, and when they
moet that little ivory toy revolver of hers
is going to do most of the talking. Old
man, that woman is plumb erazy; she's
tho most dangerous crank ��� outside of
Bellovue, and tho smartest; und she'd
be there now, only sho got out last weok,
after boning a couple of hundred cases
in tho boss's own private drawer. She
got herself a new outfit, and a letter to
put liar all right with you, and there
you ara. Her little hobby is, that the
President has got to die of something
else beside old age���see?���and that letter
you gavo her will just about put her in
the way of fixing the thing up to suit
her. And that lets me out."
Ou our way uptown to take the S
p. in. Uuh), Kingsley entered into numerous details us to the past achievements of tliu remarkable criminal lunatic
of whom we were in pursuit. Her origin
w:;-3 unknown;, but her mania had from
the lirst been homicidal, and on one occasion she accomplished her purpose,
giving Congressman Peter John Fosdick
h wound in the groin with a bulldog
Vistol from which ho died a month later.
Her astuteness and subtlety were amazing; sha could deceive the very elect;
and she hud ouce iuude her escape from
jail, und twice from the usylum. In
other rcspacts, her ideas were of the abstract. pntristio order, and always involved the summary removal of some
eminent personage. Apparently, the popular excitement over the Silvor Question
liad found an echo in her brain, and she
had made up hor mind that' there was
only one thing to be dono to restore public .confidence.
" But what about that telegram from
her son?" I asked.
"Ask mo a harder one," was the reply. "It wus easy enough,for her to send
it herself just beforo coming here, wasn't
it? She don't need to be.clover to do that.
Sho('s kept nie five days on her trail,
and that was something! I flrst got the
right scent by that letter your friend
gave.her to you. But she has a good long
start of u.-, and U my telegram to the
folUs down Kiist thero wasn't in timo���
why, it was too late, that's all. But she
knows me, and though, if they catch
hor bsfoie uny harm's done she'll face it
out iu great shape, you'll see how she'll
come down when she sees me! But It'll
be a good job if no harm's done, and
dou't you forgot It!"
And yet, such was the charm and simplicity of that woman's aspect and mnn-
nur, that even then f.could hardly credit
thu evidence that proved her "tho most
dangerous crank loose." -'
Xow, thc end of this thing wns quite
different from what we expected.
Kinglcy had telegraphed from down
town to the police   at" New   Bedford , to
look ou-b for anil liuld the    person lino-vrn
as Kate Feuwlck to the authorities, but
calling herself something else. When we
arrived at our destination we were met
nt the station by the local sheriff, who
looked grave.: .
"Is all right about that?" demanded
"We've got the party," replied the
sheriff, "but she sticks to it there's some
mistake. We've got her boy, too, though
you didn't say nothing about him."
"Got her boy, have you?" exclaimed
Kingsley. "Well, you've got more than
anybody else ever saw, then. That's
queer too! However, it's all ih the day's
work. Did she cut. up rough? Any violence?" .       -,- ���
"Not n bit, sir. Very quiet and dignified, and the lady all over. If she's
crocked, sho's thc straightcst-looklng and
acting that ever I see. Referred me to
Mr. Wilson first off, too. As for the boy,
he wants to bito somebody's head off.
returned Kingsley, with his dry smile.
"It's a good job all round that she hadn't presented. Mr. Wilson's letter before
you pinched her. It would have been all
up with His Nibs if she had. It "was a
grand scheme of hers, but it's blocked,
tind we're on top���small thanks to some
of us!" he added, with a meaning glance
iit mc. "Come on, now, and I'll show
you what Kato IFenwick's made of."
Wo jumped into a cab, which in a few
minutes brought us to the police station.
Shortly afterward we found ourselves in
n small, dingy room, and in the presence
of my client. A manly-looking young
fellow was with . her. They both rose as
we entered. It was so dusky that their
features wero barely discernible.
"Give us a light here, my man," said
Kingsley, in his cool, confident tone.
"Well, Knte, how goes it?"
Before shu could reply tho attendand
lighted tho gas-jet, which threw a glare
of light upon her face. As her eyes met'
mine they brightened with a beautiful
smile, ami sbe came forward with her
hands outstretched, entirely ignoring the
existence of Mr. Kingsley. In a 'joyful
tunc she said: "I knew you would come!
Now all our troubles are over!"
In the face of all evidence and prudence, I could not help meeting her as
cordially ns if she were all she seemed to
be. Then I looked, rather defiantly, at
Kingsley. His expression was very singular. ��
Ho had the photograph in his hand,
ani looked from that to tho face of the
prisoner. At length he returned lt to his
pocket and removed his hat.
"Madam," he said, with a grave bow,
"I have come to apologize for a very
annoying mistake, and to tell you that
you are at liberty. You bear a remarkable resemblance to a person that I wish
I could lay my hands on at this moment.
I hope your affairs will not be seriously
put out byjthis. Gentlemen," he added,
turning to us, "the drinks are on ma;
and if one of you would kindly kick nie
when we get outside I shall esteem ifc a
great favor."
Yes, a case of mistaken identity���
that's all. The real Kate was captured in
Washington a week later. I am happy to
say that I had the horior of personally
presenting my client to the President,
and I have reason to think that that boy
of hers will be made a soldier, after all.
But that is another story, as your friend
Kipling says.   ��� ���
No; I am not engaged   to be   married
to thc lady.
I see her   occasionally, and  value he*
acquaintance very highly. *
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to be the Jsest value in Canada.
(      NELSON, B.C
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Thos. Dtuiif % Co., L'd.
Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."
(133) VAITOOU VEB,  IB.   C
Where no consiioration ia named in transfers
tho nominal sum of SI in to be understood.
April 15���
Ruby Fraction���Itobt Fcott   Lennie to the
Athabasca Gold Mining Company.
Ida D-J L Kane to R K Veill.5-12.
-Spotted Horse, Lone Star���T A Coutts and
, -jljvan Olson to H A McClurc, option for JaOOO.
Tni^(Clia' Jos'�� C���A h Sauvlc to Joseph Morris,
"���'-"Ellington���Marc Gilliam to John Hally.
^-Rob H Williams to W S Naylor, WO.
iiterprlso-H J Turnbull to Lewis Ottson, J.
lr.r 'apoleon��� Alplionsino L'Kcuyer to N Gor-
Bo. 4J, $100.
J^Srnlng Star-Le wU Otsson to R J Turnbull,
fy-7'    . .
ArkwrlKlit, Alkl, Last Bean, Slwasli, Rand���
���sVsBh Powell to \V F Roome.
TrV- :',ye ~B L Clarke to F S Algiers. J.
)!ow Do?-David Bromner to H L A Kel-'
��� '.'-p..i'?,.'
!>'*f*t!y-W H Martin to H LA Keller, |.
l^'A:ilpwVogl*0, Parsyl-0. Blyei, Crystal 1J>,
.���.w'..���-9, JoanleQreon, 1-9. Itoso Quartz 1-12-H
' ^iJCellor to At Keller.
LJiWIffnciok-J. 8. Spencer to W A Ward.
. n ' >i' Hiuois-W LBaunon to L J Winslow.
'���*���' Myktbtt���Win Orotean to Mrs.   Rozella M
., ,',.;;.iitishThundorer. Seattle Chief, Helena-J
F Harbottle to Wm Burmingham:. J.
AprU 15-
Franklsnd���J Homer, i ml s of mouth pf Slocan river adj liackingham.
April 16-
Lanark-OCarss, 2i.misof Ymir, and i mi
wofN&FS railway, adj Victoria, formerly
Bluebird���N Hartman, V H Peterson and F
Adie, nslof Mysner crock and e si of Salmon
river, J mi a of Jack Wilson's cabin.
April 19-
Pembrbke���J Decelle, J Gorman, n si Columbia river, 6 ml vr of Robson.
April 20-
Salmon River���H A McClure, on Round
mountain, li 'mi s of Ymir, i mi w of N Sc. F S
St Joseph���E V D Stormo, on 19 creek adj
Golden Kagle, formerly Last Hope.
Kuricka��� P Gteyerbeihl, J Swanson, C A
n si of N & F S railway, t ml e of Cottonwood
lake, adj Port Natal.
Mining  News.
Five meu are at work on the Nebraska
Girl iu the Ymir distriot.
Work on the New Hope claim on Wild'
Horse creek bas been commenced.
A crew of five men baa started to work
ou tbe Evening Star mine in tbe Boss-
land camp.
A fall force of men will shortly be put
K to work on tbe U. B. claim wbiob adjoins tbe Tennessee.
a The Velvet mine on Sopbie mountain
in tbe Trail Greek distriot ha9 increased
:ita working force to 45 men.
-   A. W. MoCune bas sold tbe Ore-or-no-
ViCf.to tbe Nickel Plate Company wbicb in
urn expects to transfer the property to
'' A. narrow gauge railroad will be built
Turiug tbe comiug summer to connect
. he Tangier and Waverly mines with the
���S,. V. li. at Albert CanyoD.
Work on the Porcupine mine on the
east side ot tbe railroad track between
Barrett and Kail creeks, wbicb was suspended about a month ago on account of
surface water will shortly be resumed.
The West Kootenay Elecrtio Power &
Light company expects to bave its power
in tbe Rossland camp, not later than May
15th, and a number of contracts with the
big mines are pending.
Tbe New Goldfields of British Colum-
bio bas purchased the Bluebell claim, between the Velvet and the Triumph claims
on Sopbie mountain near Rossland from
Jeff Lewis, Olaiu Jeldness and John
On account ot water coming iu too fast
for tbe pumps, and in order to make some
necessary repairs on the compressor plant
tbe Dardanelles closed down this week.
Tbe close down will cover a period of two
months. Tbere is a splendid ore showing in the lower level.
The proprietors of the Rutbies Ball
group, in tbe Duncan river district, are
making preparations for the shipment of
the ore accumulated while doing development work during the past winttr, a
considerable amount of which baa been
taken out.
Mr. Hubert Cuthliert, wbo has been in
in London for some months in connection with the formation of a company to
acquire and work some of the best known
groups of mineral claims iu West Kootenay, sailed for Canada last Saturday.
We understand that be was successful in
obtaining very influential support for his
undertakings.���B.C. Mining Review London. .*'"���*.'
mission in fixing the 49lh parallel as the
boundary line between Western Canada
and tbe United States.
The followiug is given as the origin of
the names Arrow Lake nnd Deaths
Rapids: " During tbe winter of 1^01-2
Mr. McCord prospected on upper Arrow
lake, the hike being frozen solid that
winter. Whilo there some Indians pointed out to him the object from which the
lakes get there name. A perpendicular
cliff of reck at one'place rises high above
the water. In the crevices or seams of
the rock, trees have attempted to grow,
but there not bticp sufficient nourishment they have died when very small.
Looking nt them from the water, they
have every appearance of being arrows.
The Indian legend wns that, when the
rock was soft, Indian braves had fired
arrows against its side and tbey bad
atuok there.
" Mr. McCord also saw a |large grave
about six miles up tbe river from Upper
Arrow lake, the bead board of whioh told
the sorrowful story that 11 men' and 1
woman were buried there. They had
met tbeir death in 1837 by being drowned
in Death Rapids. All were Hudson's
Bay people."
The Children of lhe City Entertain a targe
Audience In the Hume HaU. .
Avery large gathering assembled in
the ball of the Hotel Hume on Tuesday
evening to be entertained by the children
and many have been the expressions ot
pleasure derived from it, alia greeing
that Mrs. Goepel is to be highly congratulated on tbo result of her patient
tnd untiring efforts. Mr. W. Irvine ai
stage manager also deserves no small
amount of praise.
The operetta " Gypsies" was very
prettily staged, GertieSmith rendering her
solo in good style and tbe chorus doing
their part very creditably. Altogether,
though an ambitious effort for children
so small, it deserved greater reward tban
it obtained.
Mabel McCaudlisb gave an excellent
violin solo and was loudly recalled. Her
playing caused great, surprise to those
who knew she has never received a lesson in the art.
Gertie and Percy Booth in " Reuben
and Rachel" gave great pleasure and well
deserved their hearty encore.
The tableau "Bliss" and ����Bliss Dfa-i
turbed" would probably, have been en?
joyed more had not the curtains been
closed quite so quickly.
Perhaps the prettiest thing of tbe evening was the " Minuet," which enlivened
as it was by one or two tunny little incidents, simply brought down the house.
Most of the tots taking part in this were
only about six years old.
Hdrold-Cameron -eorig iu inimitable
style "I am a dude" and was loudly encored. He was followed by Percy and
Clarence Goepel iu tbe funniest event ot
all "My coal black lady," both being
very good and Clareuce making a splendid young darkie lady of somewhat bashful manners.
Poppy Macdonald must not be forgotten for she rendered her recitation, "The
Fairies" very prettily and is to be congratulated on. her composure at facing
singly bo imposing au audience.
The closing tableau " Good Night" revealed a number of the small fry iu light
and sbiDing raiment ready for ' blanket
market,' as indeed all tbe young performers must bave been by the close ot
this most enjoyable, evening,^
The youngsters will have increased
their fund for the purchase of a Font for
the new English church by probably $60,
a gratifying result for their efforts.
Extra-Provincial Companies.
-* (licenses)
*��� Dominion Gold-Dredging and Placer
Mining Company, Limited.   Capital $40,-
^ffl^lOO shares.   Head office in Toronto,
Oift.   Samuel Gibbs, Lillooet, attorney.
''mami- i   - - ...
���f the International Boundary Commission Lives ln Kaslo.
��� Mr. Randall H. Kemp, writing in the
-B.C. News, states that Mr. W. C. Mc-
-tCord, the only surviving member of the
civilian contingent of tbe British Boundary Line Commission, bas been a resident of, Kaslo for several months past.
In an interview Mr. McCord gave an interesting account of the work of the Com-
The House of Common* Reject* thc Kettle
River Valley Railway Rill by W to-M.
The Kettle River Valley ralway bill
was defeated in the House of Commons
on April 15th by a vote of 64 to 44. The
bill was disposed ot in a novel way, although strictly within parliamentry rules.
In committee of the whole the bill was
amended by reducing the capital stock
from $2,500,000 to $1,500,000. The question put to the House was for the second
readiogof the bill as amended. By a
majority of 20 the House negatived tbe
motion and the bill was accordingly
dropped from the order paper. This is
the first time since confederation tbat a
bill has been killed in this way.
Abill so disposed of can, however, be
revived and placed on the orders again
for a future day, if the house should decide to consider it again at the stage at
which it was dropped. That the housewill
restore the bill again this session is highly improbable. ;!:
The division was not" a straight party
vote as the government was divided
against itself. . Minister of Railways
Blair had with him iu favor of the bill
Sir Richard Cartwright and Messrs Do-
bel, Fitzpatrick, Muloeh, Paterson end
Siflon. Hon. Mr. Tarte carried one member of the Cabinet with him against the
bill but he led the movement among the
French Canadians to kill it.
Of the British Columbia member?,
Messrs. Bostock and Morrison supported
the bill and Messrs. Earle, Maxwell and
Mclnnes voted against it.
Liberal Meeting.
A largely attended meeting of the Liberals of Nelson was held in the Hotel
Hume on Tuesday evening for the pm-
pose of organizing a Liberal Association.
John'A Turner acted as chairman and G.
C.  TunstalJ, Eecretary of  the meeting.
It was decided to orgauize an association
to be known as the Nelson Liberal Association and the following officers were
elected: President, Judge Sproat; Vice-
Pree., John A. Turner; Sec.-Treas., G. C.
Tunstall; Executive Committee, W, A.
Galliher. J. A. Gibson, W. H. Grant, Dr.
Arthur and the officers of the Association. A commltteo was appointed to
draft the by-laws after which the meeting
adjourned at tbn call ofthe president.
I'oHlal Returns.
The report of the Postmaster Geneial
for tbe year ending June SOtb^ 1897, recently laid before parliament gives tbe
postal revenue of the Nelson post office
for tbe year as follows:
Gross postal revenue..    $ 7808 It
Number of money orders issued  2910
Amonnt of money ordors issued. $48,921.33
Amount, of money orders paid $20,053.73
A Tribute or Resiieet to the Memory or
the Late Charles Rurrltt.
The Methodist church was crowded to
tbe doors last Sunday evening on the
occasion ot the memorial service held in
memory of the late Charles Burritt, who
was drowned in the Kootenay river on
Easter Monday. The Nelson fire Brigade of which the deceased was a member attended in a body and tbe great ma
jority of the congregation were young
people who were personal friends of the
deceased young man. The pastor Rev.
Geo. H. Morden preached an impressive
sermon from the text Job 30 :23���" For
I know that Thou will bring me to death
and to the house appointed for aii living."
He impressed upon his hearers tbo necessity of living so that when the summons comes whether suddenly or otherwise tbey shall be prepared for it. The
pastor referred in feeling terms to the
Christian character and honest sterling
qualities of the late Charles Burritt. who
since be arrived in Nelson five years ago
up to the time cf his death hed b en a consistent member of the Methodist church
and had lived a exemplary Christain life.
He closed with an appeal to
"So live tbat when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan that moves
To that mysterious realm, where each shall
���������' tako *;-,.'
His chamber in the silent halls of death.
Thou go not like tho quarry slave, at night.
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and
By an unfaultering trust, approach thy ��rave.
Like one who wraps tho drapery of his couch
Around him, and   lies   down   to   pleasant
CP.R. L��urt�� tu RrMlsh Columbia  In Ae,
tlve Remain!.
A Winnipeg despatch says: ���' We expect this summer will be a lively one in
our department," said Mr. LA. Hamilton, land commissioner of tbe C.P.R. to a
Press reporter. " This will be particularly so iii regard to our work in southern
British Columbia, where we have five
survey parties engaged for all the season
to survey our valuable areas in that district. We are literally besieged witb enquiries trom people in the Western States
desiring to purchase land in Manitoba
and tbe West. The new town of Cranbrook is forging ahead and I have just
received a letter from a prominent financial gentleman ot the States, who intends
to start a banking institution- He is also
bringing up a party with bim who will
open out in a variety of business lines and
are only waiting for the first boat to sail
to make the town."
The land commissioner said he bad no
decided plans as yet in regard to. surveying the townsitea along the Crow's Nest
Pass railway, but it is his intention to
spend tbe summer in British Columbia
to personally superintend the work in
progress under his departments.
The Relight Croup.
James McCreath accompanied by several parties representing English capitalists returned this week from a visit to tbe
Delight group on Toad mountain. The
tunnel is now in 200 feet and drifting on
the ledge has been carried on for 35 feet,
the value of the ore increasing with evory
foot. Fully three quarters of the face of
tbe tunnel is in well mineralized ore from
which assays averaging $54 in all values
bave beeneb'ained. Frompieseut indications the mine has a bright future.
The lOddfellows Building and Investment
Company, Limited, of Nelson, Capital $20,000,
inform the public thaL a limited number of
shares are now on the market for salo. Shares
$10.00 each, Fold in blocks of $100.00. The company guarantee ten per cent to investors Ion
stock. Plana may be seen and all particulars
obtained at Dr. Arthur's office Baker Street, or
from any of thc Directors. (Sil)
Stock Certificates for salo at Dr. Arthur's.
CAPITAL PAID-UP      -     -      11,50010*00.00
BEST       -     _       -     -        U7&000.00
Hcad Opficb. HALIFAX. N.S.
T. E. Kenny, Esq.. President,
D.  H. DUNCAN, Cashier.
- Branches and Correspondents lnthopriuclpal
Cities in the Provinces. United Wales and
Great Britain, and at Vanoouver, Rowland
Nanuimo and Nelson, B.C.
A   general   banking   business   transacted.
Sterling Bills of Exchange bought and sola.
Letters of credit, etc. negotiated. Account*
and deposit* received on most favorable terms.
817 Manager Nelson Branch.
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.
Twenty years* experience in mining.
Thorough knowledge of mines of British
Columbia.  Terms Reasonable.
718 NEL80N, B. O.
HHWBAHCB amd ������ ���
COMMIMlOlf 1��0T.
F.Ll. 0SLER and J, W. CARWIN
Mining and
"" Real Estate Agents.
isnsjjsox-r   -   ow   - .33.0.
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
649 NELSON, B. C
Provincial Land Swreyor.
025   QVBIl THONVOXr 1HH)t ITtf��.
Eyes tested foe Astigmatism.
AU   kinds of   fine  watch and clock
'   Repairing.
8ATI��F4tTI0�� HVAMAmiWI *r H��**T
- Kewwoiw.,.  **.-, m
Two Lota with Three Store*
One Lot witb Two Stores.
Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)
103 m. 4. ��. Vlckwa, Itaker %U
Heavy team HarneBs, $10 to
S��0; Express Harness, S2U
JS-^J Sing'?. l'8ht. f 15 to
f &: 5 ca,'" housings. $5 to
$10; PacIcHarness,$4 to��S;
Horse Collars, *2.50to$5.
Oil Co venngs. Whips, Ete.
WARD ST. 895
Tnrner-Bocckh Block
^LSON     IRON *
* ,RON       WORKS
lro�� amd Brat* latttlng* ef Ererr teterlf-
Ilea.   Bepalrs aad   Jcbblag
Pedro Cherbo      Gimmi Mannebiko
. . .  Proprietors.  . . .
Good Meals.    Clean Beds, and well
877)   Supplied Bar in Connection.
All persons contributing $i.oo
per month or $10.00 per year will
be entitled to receive the full benefits of the: Hospital; in addition the
Sio.oo subscribers will secure the
privilege of voting at the annual
election of directois.
A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer
Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.
Corner of Government & Johnston Streets, Victoria.
Mining Supplies
UJ Branch Stores at Vancouver and Kamloops.
Joseph A. SaiJWard
All kinds of Hough and Dressed Lumber.
Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors..
Meats, Teas, Coffees, Fruits and Vegetables, dried
and canned, and other Groceries.- A first class
assortment.  '_
Okell   &   florris'   Jams,   Pickles,   etc^r^mie^
The Largest Sheet MotAl
Work* on the Canadian
Pacific   Coast,   ���  ���  ���
Riveted Steel Pipe   Ore Cars   Ore Bucketi
Monitors Elevators Steel Wheel ��wrowi
e^-e-ooRRESPONoeNoe souoneo.-sss
���^, ..,    .nfriM
tbt $tt4tnnii India
ur breakfast tables:
-  BAB JROl^emd STEEli���^
Smart's perfection Ranges
Coal and Wood Heating Stoves
Agents for E. B. EDDYS Paper.     A Urge
Stock  of all   Kinds on hand.        :        :        :
Vancouver Hardware Company, IM.
���   ���
Ye OWe
Thorpe & Co., Id.
Tel. CO.
Vernon Stf
It is Worl Knowing
That you can get tho best Life Policy
for the Lowest Premium in ....
Ontario   Mutual
It is one of the oldest and
stkokgest Companies in Canada,
and the only Canadian Company
which paya 100 per cent, ot its
profits to policy holders.
*     *****   ���
J. E.���ANMABLE, ]J^^S^S
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Do you want Typet Do JOU WUlt Itfcf
Do jou want to traOeOtamut
Do you want to trado Payor Cement
Do you want anything In the Printing Moelil*
ery line?  If w write to
tokost* Tvrt: rciNMf ct.
Cm        lie Canto** Nl., VueHW. *���. C.
saw rrnx
Nelson  Office and  Yard
Builders are invited to inspect my
stock of Rough and  Dressed
Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,
Doors, Sash; Mouldings
Turned Stock, &c.
G. O- Ptachaijai)
. . HOLBROOK & OHAftC . .
Arc prepared to do all kindi of inTwiw
and chimney sweeping.   OrdonMt
with Kirkpatrick O. WilooB
moi. wU1 recei^*B prompt
(821) attention.
NelnoD, P.O. Box ut, ^^y^,jy..
Business Locals.
Trout file* nt Thoinnon Slnlloaery Co., Id.
20 lbs. -.Cranberries for *1.00 at the
C. C 6. D. Grocery.
t"lsb LIum ami llookit at
ThvDMiiii Slnlloncry Co., Ul.
MKS.,BLANEY,(late inatrou of the
K. L. G. Hospital) is prepared to receive
patient* at her cottage, uear the above
named hospital.
Trolllac Llaei aad Upooa Ball* al
TAouimm BUItoacry Co., 1*4.
500 cords all lengths best firewood for
sale by      MICHEAL McANDRES
Clarke Hotel
Vlnklag Hod* aad laadias Meu at
f homiioa MMIIoaery Co.. MM.
If,any of the intending purchasers of
the Odd Fellows Building & 'Investment Co's stock, want to procure shares,
now is their chance. This good investment will be taken'- off the market on
the first of May. Don't miss the
chance of a life time. Not much stock
for sale.
Lessons Riven by an experiencedneedle
woman to children and young ladies in
needle work and embroidery at corner of
Ward and.Mill streets each Tuesday and
Saturday'f rom 2 to 4 p.m, commencing
on Tuesday, April 5tb. Pupils desired,
terms moderate. Miss Beck, enquire
at A. O. Shaw's. .
Caff Hook*. Keel* aad *Tn������ nt
TkoatKoa Htatloaery Co.
In Nelson, a roomy cottage, conveniently situated. Cash if approved of.
Apply to GEO. S. BEER.
C. P. R. P��isscnger Office, Nelson.
Tke tteaeral News or tke Week Briefly
Edward Bellamy, the famous author is
dying of consumption at Denver, Colorado.
.Montreal ocean steamship companies
expect to benefit largely iu the event of
E. P. Hamaford, late chief engineer of
,-tlMi G.T.B. is auing that company for
. #6,006 damage Tor wrongful dismissal.
The'Pope baa appointed Kev. Alex.
Christie, rector ot St. Stephen's church,
Minneapolis, as Bishop ot Vancouver.
Wheat ia now selling ot $1.04 tor May
delivery at. Fort William, a higher price
than it bas brought for tbe past three
The Yukon detaebmeut of the Canadian militia mustered at Ottawa 00 April
\  HOIb nad will In*** *^r th* ootut on tbe
Lalte navigation ia expected 'o open at
Port Arthur about the 25th ot this month.
Lake Superior is folly two feet lower
this ye��r than last
?jjp\m rebellion io tbe Phillipiue islands
og^alost Spanish rule is increasing and it
is estimated that tbe insurgents have now
10,000 men in tbe field.
'-���' A oouspiraoy to assassinate Li Hung
Chang aud other high officials in China
tor selling CWua to Russia has been discovered in tbe palace st Pekin.
Tbe Revelstoke Board of Trade bas
passed a resolution io favor ot an import
duty oo lead prodoots aod has forwarded
tbe same to Mr. & O. Bucbanau at Ot-
",  tawtu.   ".     " ~" ;
- - Horn. A. G. Blair stated io tbe Dominion House of Commons last week that
422�� miles of tbe Crow's Nest Pais railway is constructed and $(53,000 bas been
Tho attitude ot .Canada in the event of
war bclweeo the United States and Spain
��ill bt governed entirely by instructions
received from time to time from tbe Brit-'
i��U colonial office.
General Sir William Seymour, who
succeeds General Montgomery Moore as
commanding the British forces in Canada will leave for Canada with Lady Seymour and>uite, early in May.
~ It is stated at Ottawa that the mission
of William Mackenzie and D. Mann to
tbat city is to ascertain from the government some announcement as to what recompense is to be made them for their
. u-Ulay up to the present on the Teslin
Luke railway.
Tbe Dominion Government will shortly introduce the prohibition plebscite
bill, which will provide for the simple
declaration by the voters either for or
against prohibition; There will be no
controversial question raised.   Tbe voter
= will only bave to mark his ballot for or
against prohibition.
The new steamer J. D. Farrell, tbe
property of the Kootenay River Transportation Company" Btnrted on her first
trip from Jennings, Montana, to Fort
Steele* ou Saturday last. This is the
Varliest date at which a boat ever started
up the river for East Kootenay.
years of aye, and every joint company
shall be ou titled to all tbe rights and
privileges of a free miner aud shall be
considered a free minor upon tnluDg out
a free miner's certificate; provided, however that no alien shall be permitted
to record a mineral claim unless he has
previously and in accordance with the
provisions of the act regulating the
same, declared his intentions to become
a British subject, and no crow a grant
shall be issued upon any uaiueial claim
recorded after the passage of this act,
to any other person than a Bntish subject
"A miner who shall become a fi ee miner shall, us regards his miuing property
and liabilities contracted iu connection
therewith, be treated as of full age.
"A free miner's certificate issued to a
joint stock company shall be issued in its
corporate name. A free miner's certificate shall not be transferable."
Another amendment deals with fractional claims, remedying tbe omission in
the present act to deal with irregular
shaped fractions. It is provided that
"suoh fractional mineral claims need not
be in rectangular form, and none of the
angles need necessarily be right angles
nor tbe lines be meridian, nud tie lines
of the previously located mineral claims
(whether surveyed or not) between which
the frrctional mineral claim is located
may be adopted as tbe boundary ot the
fractional mineral claim."
The distinction betweeu a fractional
aud full sized mineral claim is made by
always prefixing the words "full sized,"
or "fractional," to the word claim. The
provincial land surveyor, when surveying
a fractional mineral claim, whether located before or atter tbe passage of this
act, may survey such claim so that it
shall contain as nearly as possible, all
the unoccupied ground lying betweeu the
previously located mineral claims, as described in the affidavit and by the sketch
plan made by the locator when tbe claim
was recorded, provided that no side of a
fractional mineral claim exceed ISOO
teet in length.
Provisions are made by which a free
miner, if he bas finished bis assessment
work within the year, may have 30 days
more in which to obtain and record his
certificate on payment of $10 additional
tee.. ������*.���-��� .' .   _���'
It is proposed to allow a miner to do
several years assessment work in one.
In getting a crown grant, too, the miner is
allowed credit for the assessment work
done, the amount of suob assessment being deducted from the |500 necessary to
secure a crown grant In makiDg an op-
plication for a crown grant the applicant,
it is proposed, shall file the copies of the
British Columbia Gazette and newspaper
containing the notices of his application.
Xo Alien l��e Allowed to Krciird   a  MIiiIiik
CImIiu in It. V.
The mining committee has recommended to the legislature,8ome important
changes in the mining laws, notably that
mining privileges shall for the future be
j entrusted to British subjects. This section reads thus:
"Every person oyer, but not under, 18
lattrrttlag New* Sates From tbe lively
'   qnnrtz Creek Miming -temp*
Ymir, April 21, ���(Special Correspondence)���The fine weather has brought
many now faces to Ymir suid thei town
is begiuning to look like it did last
summer. Already tents are pitched
among the trees and by the river side,
and everyone is waiting for the snow
to gooff the hills.
There is quite a demand for real estate and prices are rising all the time.
The Tamarac shades are selling well.
The buyers are principally prospectors
and miuers who know the mines and
are confident that they  will turn out
The Jubilee Treasury stock at 5c, is
selling like hot cake*. The Ymir development Co. have sold eleven thousand shares and there is a strong demand for more.
The Flossie R. oue of the properties
of the Salmon river and Porcupine Cc.
is causing a good deal of excitment.
Tho claini is a mile and a half bolow
Ymir on Round mountain and is very
conveniently situated,
J The Ymir Development Co. report a
brisk trade and from thoir thorough
knowledge of tho country and their reliability your correspondent is confident
tliat they are in :i gotxl position to
know, the good properties iu the district*
The Salmon River and Porcupine Co.
are at present making arrangements
with the Nelson and Fort Sheppard
'railway for placing a siding opposite
their property aud will commence shipping as soon as arrangements are complete.
Professor Ganer, a mineralogist of
very large experience in mining business in the most important inining
camps in the United States as well as
British Columbia, madca thorough investigation on the Flossie R. and is
very niucli impressed with the property. The ledge is'between, three and
four feet wide. There are several distinct ledges of the same quartz cropping
up in different- parts of the claim. 'Two
assays taken from ah average sample
giAe respectively $116 and $124 in gold.
The Copper Market.
���Tames Lewis '& Son's moothly report
ou ores and metals published at Liverpool, under date of April 1, saysthatdur-
injj the past month the public stock iu
England aud France has been reduced
to the extent of 15S9 tons, making the
��� ofal reduction siuce tlie lirst, of 'January
4,382 tons. "In addition to this there is
but little doubt that the stock held by
smelters is smaller thaa it has been since
the time of the French syndicate, very
little Tefined copper being available tor
early delivery.
Should war break out between the two
chief copper producing countries���the
United States acd Spain���the supply cf
copper might be still further reduced
American shipments are being hurried
forward in anticipation of war. During
the past month the value of good merchantable copper has improved 10& per
ton���fiom ��50 7s Od to jEoO 17s Od for
cash, after declining to ��49 18s 9d on tbe
7th ult. in consequence of the fright
caused by the political news and advancing to ��51 2s 6d on the 22nd on the good
consumptive demand.
Refiued copper has commanded a relatively high price.
In the Uuited States tbo consumption
continues very large and should the present difficulty with Spaiu be overcame a
further increase is expected. It might
be possible to buy May and June copper
at 12c, although some producers retrain
from offering the metal at all. The market tor all grades and deliveries is certainly very firm and decidedly in selleib'
The Trail Smeller.
Operations are in progress at the Tiail
smelter, tearing down the old reverberator y matting furnaces, which will be replaced by two new blasts, whereby the
present capacity of the plant will be
doubled. Tbe two blasts which have
been io uso have a capacity of 250 tons
per day eaeb, bnt as thereverberatorie3
have never proven successful, one of the
blasts is kept busy reducing the matte
produced by the other, so that the actual
capacity of tbe plant is only about 250
tons per day. The installation of the two
new furnaces will thus bring the capacity of the smelter up to 500 tons. As
the contract with the War Eagle is only
tor 200 tons per day, it is evident tbat
the C. P. R. has in view considerable contracts with otber properties, to justify it
in doubling tbe capacity of the smelter.
The Dundee Slluc.
J. Finlay, engineer of the Dundee mine
near Ymir spent Thursday in the city
and reported that the mine is looking
better than ever. The ore body on tbe
banging wall is all shipping, and varies
trom ttreis to four feet in width. Between
this and the fool wall, a distance of 21
feet, the ore is concentrating. Work on
the concentrator has commenced nud
machinery for it has been ordered.
Twenty-five men are at present employed
in the mine and the force will be increased shortly. From present appearances the indications are that the miue
wid be on dividend paying basis dining the coming summer.
Church of England. Matins 11 n.m.
Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.
Holy Communion on lst and 3rd Sundays ih the month, fitter Matins; on 2nd
and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m. Sunday
School at 2.30 p. m.
Pbesbytbbian Chubch. Services at
11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School
at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society
meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.
Methodist Chuisch. Corner Silica
and Josephine Streets. Services at 11
a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30
p. m. Prayer meeting ou Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.
Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Roman Catholic Cuckch. Mass at
Nelson every Sunday at 8 nnd 10.30 a. m.
Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.
Baptist Chubch.���Services morning,
and evening at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8
p. m. Meetings are held in the school
bouse.,  Strangers cordially welcomed.
Manufacturers of
Wire Ropes
The Dominion Wire Rope Co'y., Ltd., Montreal, Que.    ^j$p5y
ovvvvwwvv^/w^A^vvwvvg[THE GENELLE c   CO.
Vanity Fair
W. S. KinibaU & Oo.
Rochester, K. Y.
17 First Prize Medals.
Lumber Company.
Have all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Sash, Doors and Turned Work
Kept   in   Stock.
A. E.
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Your Blood
Is Thin and. Impoverished    after  the  long|
winter.    :    :    :    :
20 cts.
per doz
Another Drop
Fresh Eggs
20 cts.
per doz
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 Streets. (802
The Quecn'.tHiulnet* Ability.
The Queen entersd fully into all business matters brought before ~ her by the
Prime Minister. She would know the
why and the wherefore of everything,
Indeed, one authority says that Melbourne-was��� heard- to ���declare���that Jie-
would rather havo ten kings to manage
than one queen. He could not place a
single document in her Majesty's hand
for signature but she first' asked an infinite variety of questions respecting it,
and she not infrequently ended her Interrogatories by declining to put her name
���o the paper in question until she had
taken further time to consider its merits.
The Premier on a certain occasion had
nubmifcted an Act of Government for her
Majesty's approval, and was proceeding
to urge Its expediency, when he was
thus stopped short by thd  Queen:���
"I have been taught, my lord, to judge
between what is right and what it
wrong; but expediency is a word which
I neither wish to hear or to understand."
Again, when Melbourne was anxious
to obtain the Queen's signature to an
important State tlocuntfnt, he argued for
it with ull tho forco and eloquence at
his command. But tho.. Sovereign had
resolved upon having further information
beforo affixing her signature. It was in
vuin that he explained'aud argued, and
in theond, when ho pleaded tho paramount importance of tho matter he was
met by the reply:���
"It is with me a matter of paramount
importance whether or not I uttach iny
signature to a document with which I
am not thoroughly satisfied."
About Introduction*.
A Southern society writer lays down
these rules:������
Young women, when introduced to
young men, should not'offer to shake
hands. ������_.'���������
When an introduction is given the
name should be pronounced ln u clear,
distinct tone.
It is bad form to introduce on the
street or in a place of amusement.
In the introduction of elderly people
the younger should be introduced to.
the elder���not the reverse.
The form of making an introduction
is the following: "Mrs. ���, allow me to
present Mr.���";or, "Mrs. A., Mr. B.
desires the honor of knowing you."
A Few      ^
Good Investments,
$2000���Takes a good one and a hnlf story houso.
11 rooms and butli, stables in rear, fresh-
papcrcd and painted.   This is a snap.
$3000��� For a nice two s'ory house 20x28,8 rooms
The house is nicely fenced in arid a fine
garden with fruit trees, berry bushes
and plants. Ground is 130x120, Hume
$ 750���For a good I roomoi houso on Latimer
street, overlooking the lake, haa water
connection, and in good locality.
$2300���For a new 8 roomed house on Stanley
9 800���For a Store Building on Baker street
with lease of ground and good will of
Grocery Businsss.
3 900���For a 30 foot corner lot on Baker street.
$1300���For ailaeSO foot lot.on Vernon street.
$ 325���For a 25 foot lot on Vernon street.
A. good Milk Business in Ymir can bo bought
*   cheap. '
9-9-9-9-9099-9   ��
Please bear in mind we are ever
ready to give the public the benefit of/iny decline in prices.  It was
The ...
that first brought the price of
Eggs from 40 cts. to 25, and now
from 25 to 20 cents.
Farley & Simpson, Props,
*,�� �� ��'�� �� ��*�� �� ��
p. J. Christie
Real Estate and
insurance Agent
Office Opposite Post Office
In   lhe * ..-Mutter of tlie -Koudx  of Charles
|iliiK��ley lliirriM, l��r<��.iK-r��l, Inleslute.
A Dutch Physiologist's Testimony.
Dr. P. C. Donders,' a Dutch physiologist, says: "Never let a drop of liquor
moisten the lips of men. If large quan-
tltes destroy mind and i body, small
quantities produce physiologically exactly the same effect. The difference is
quantitative, not qualitative. I do not
hesitate to affirm that if from this day
not another drop of spirituous liquors
was drunk, the app-stite for it would be
quieted after a few generations.
Wholly destroyed."
AH pcreons having ni*y claim or claims
against the above named Charles Kingslcy
Uurriit ar��i requested to send tho same, duly
verified l>y Statutory Declaration to Oncar
Burritt,. tlie Administrator, Mount Pleasant,
Vancouver, H.C., together with a statement of
Iho teetiril.ink an-1 amount thereof, if any. hold
by him nr tliem, ou or before the 20th day of
May. A. D., 1808.
Tlio said'Administrator, will on and after
said date proceed to dist ribut c the assets of tho
said deceased -so far ..as the property extends
and iho law binds, having regard only to the
claims of which he shall have then had notice.
All   persons  indebted  to the naid Charles
Kingsley Burritt arc requested to  forthwith
pay the amount of their said indebtedness to
thc said Oscar Burritt, the Administrator.
Solicitor for the ?aid Administrator.
Dated Bt Nelson B. CMliis 20th day of April,
1898. (April 23���4t)
This Company is now in course of liquidation and uny person having any claim agait;��t
the Company is requested to send it in, with a
statement, at once to the undersigned.
901 P:0. Drawer J, Nelson, B. C.
if not
XV. Edison Dynamo, (550 IC c. p.
"W. Edison Dynamo. (175 16 c. p.
Switch board with all neccs-
One :;0 K,
Lamps. I
On.! i", 3C
bix arc lamps,
sary instruments. .
The aliove Dynamos are in perfect condition
and are offered for salo on account of the Com.-
paiiy having changed their system from direct
to alternating current. Kor further particulars applv to,
890.   ' - Kaslo, B.C.
OI ORP  Savings and lUwn Company.
v4|-*VffJ|~* 73 and 75 Victoria St. Toronto, Ont.
Capital     $3,200,000.00
....................    $7,000,000.00
Loans made for Building Purposes on easy
Terms of Repayment]
You have not to take shares in this company before you get n Loan, and there '
is no delay  in having your Loan paid over as the money is in the
Bank HERE.      When title is passed you can draw your Money.
Insurance Company of North America.
Imperial:Fire^'Insurance Company.
Victor Oil Company.
The Risdon Iron Works Company, San Francisco, Cal.
������Hume" and "A"-Additions-
BAKER STREET        :        :        :
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
Fruit and.
Roses, Hollies,' Rhododendrons,
Greenhouse and Bedding Out
Plants, Cut Floweks.
iraj- pumps, fcr-
���, ���-ies.   Moat complete stock in British Columbia.  No Agents.
Agricultural implements, spr .
talizere, bees, and bee supplies.
atalogue free,
C0i Westminster Road, V��me����T���� O.C,
Henry, Forde   & Co J
oats, umi
Commission Agents
Nelson Office:   Corner Stanley and ,
Victoria Streets.
Rossland Office:   Cor. Washington
St. and 1st Ave.
Box 175.       (894) Box 733,)


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