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 HOT SPRINGS NEWS,  NUMBEB 16.  AINSWORTH,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  DECEMBER 26,  1891.  TEN CENTS  THE   LEAD   4HKSTIO*.  The Era, printed at Golden, the center of the  mining'   industry   in   East   Kootenay  district,  favors increasing the duty on lead, so that the  smelters of British Columbia would at least have  the home market without competing for it with  the lead manufacturers and middlemen of England, In its issue of the 5th, the Era .shows how  fallacious are the contentions of the Kamloops  Sentinel that the markets of China and Japan,  and not the home market, are the only ones to  he sought for the product of our mines. Below  is the Era's article* in full:,  "It is a matter for regret if the government of  British  Columbia has not yet made representations to the Dominion government upon  the  pressing necessity for such action as may a (ford  a  market for the product of the lead mines of  this province; that this question will form the  subject of anxious deliberation by the provincial  house is a matter of course, but that the government should  show   early appreciation  of  the  interests involved to the whole country would  be received with general satisfaction.    We will  now ask our readers to join with us in considering some of the points in this matter which have  arisen in the recent discussion of the lead question in the press.    In the tirst place, let us look  for a moment at the question of import duty on  foreign lead, not  because it is one of the most  important features of the case, but because the  imposition of increased duty seems to Suggest;  itself   as   a   complete   remedy   tor those   who  come   to consider the   matter:   it   would   undoubtedly   be   an    easy   remedy   if   the   consumption   of   lead    in    Canada, were    worth  considering,    but   as    we   nointed    out   some  months ago the Canadian demand only represents some 5XXX) tons, so that no bonanza is involved  by  obtaining this as a  monopoly.    At  the sametime, although it would he only a very  small  assistance, there  is  no  reason  why this  5WX) tons should not be secured to the Canadian  producers by an increase of duty from $S to $30  a Ion: it would be a beginning at least: and the  only argument  we have heard against it comes  from   the  Kamloops Sentinel, which considers  that   owing to the  extra  freight  from   British  Columbia to the* eastern Canadian markets, the  eastern  consumers would derive no advantage,  and that the mine owners would not he benefitted because the duty would be used upin freight  and commissions.    We are wholly unable to follow this reasoning.    The mine owners would be  getting  a  market   for  their product,   which   is  im undoubted benefit,  and  by  having the  entire    market   (small     though    it    is)   and     bv  getting   concessions   in    freight     rates,    which  wouUr follow   the    establishment, of   a   considerable     supply.      the      lead      producer      in  British   Columbia  could  put   down   in   eastern  Canada the ."MO tons consumed thereat as low a  price as eastern expoiteis supply  it at present.  it mii>t iu>i he forgotten too that thodemand for  lead   will   continually   be extending in western  towns  as  development   and   population   of  the  country increase-.    There seems (o be no reason  what ever.against the raising of the import duty  on lead  i'<>r the protection Of an infant industry  in our own count ry. which, if it once gets a start,  will   in  'all  probability develop'into one of the.  richest resources <>f Canada.    A fur? her and not-  unimportant advantage from t hisstep would: be,  that   by   putting   this -country  and   the  Cnited  Stales'on   an  equal.-basis with regard to their,  common   competitors,, a  step   would he. gained,  ���������towards the'establishment of reciprocal relations  bet ween .Canada ami the States in the matter ot  lead. '     ,        . (      f       .   ,  "This -brings us to another important point,  on which the want' of 'definite information has  led to anerroneous conclusion. .Since tirst the  richness of British Columbia, in lead became  recognized it has been the fashion to reier in  ,.,n oTr-hahd manner, to t heinexhnust ible market  for this commuditv offered by (lima and Japan.  This is a'delusion,'which it gives us no pleasure  to expose; but as we are now dealing with a  question  which has come within  the range ot  commercial tests, we must reluctantly abandon  the pleasant fields of fancy. Whilst the smelting works at Golden have been progressing to  completion, the company owning them have  scaight the best means of establishing market  relations with the Chinese and Japanese consumers, and no later than this summer one of  the heads of the largest firm importing lead  into China and Japan came to Golden and  specially considered this question with the smelting company. A few figures and facts are all  that it is necessary to give here, hut it is as well  that those should be known. The price of lead  in England is now less than $60 a ton, freight and  insurance to China $10; total $70 per ton. The  Canadian Pacific railroad rate for lead from  Golden to China, without insurance is $17, making lead at Golden worth about 2J cents per  pound. This price is less than its cost of production in British Columbia, where the conditions  are less economical than in England. And this  is not all. The lead shipped from England to  China is first manufactured in England into  sheets for special tea purposes, and these particular sheets are insisted upon by the English  buyers of tea, who not only control a considerable section of the tea market of the Orient, but  actually supply the lead sheets as an item in  account. When this is added to the fact that  t he ships taking out the lead to China bring back  the tea, so that the whole transaction is in one  indivisible system, it is hot difficult to see  what sort of contract Canada would have on  hand in undertaking to place her lead in the  China market in competition with England. It  is as well that the hard pan facts of a situation  should be known and dealt with from the start.  There is no market formanya year to come/ in  China for our lead. But that is no reason why  Canada should write off her lead as a worthless  asset, while the low-grade lead ores of British  Columbia are the envy of the smelters of the  Cnited States.  "If there are to beany negotiations between  Ottawa and Washington for reciprocity, reciprocity in lead and lead ores should be one of  the first planks in the Canadian platform; and  our lead ores are badly enough needed in the  States to bring the difficulties within easy reach  of a diplomatic adjustment."  Lord Bacon iliieeit Elizabeth's Son.  Dr.  0.  W.  Owen,  a prominent physician of  Detroit, Michigan, has just made public discoveries which he claims to have made in connection with the Shakespearean cipher, on which he  has been studying for 5 years.    Dr. Owen feels  sure he is not* only on the right track but has  mastered the enigma.    The first folio edition of  Shakespeare,   published   in   1623.   is a   volume  which contains,  besides 80 plays, a number of  other works, historical, biographical, and poetic,  each cut  up into minute fragments and fitted  together  like   mosaic.     Each  fragment of the  the same narrative  begins and ends with the  same cue words, and intelligent references are  given when tin4 story  is carried from one play  either  forward  or  backward   to another.    The  tirst   iA' these  narratives   which  dr. Owen   will  .give to the world in print will be the biography'  ������������������ of-Shakespeare,'into which is woven a counterpart of one of the Canterbury tales, the Frank-  1 vn .storyi'   This, he expects to publish  in a "few  ���������.'months.'   It appears "that a morganatic marriage  existed between the earl of -Leicester and queen  Elizabeth, of which Bacon was the fruit.  He was,  however, parsed ������������������off as the'son of. lady Nichols  Bacon.who was a devoted friend and confidante  of the queen.    -He grew up a man of wonderful  brilliancy, yet at Nicholas Bacon's death, while  making provisions in  his  will  for all his other  reputed children, not a word is said of Francis,  the  smallest   of   them   all.      Queen   Elizabeth  sought to secure to Bacon the succession to the  throne, but was compelled by circumstances to  give   up  the- idea, and  Bacon boasts of leaving  no  children   to set   up disturbing claims.    The  doctor refuses to make known the key-to the  cipher, but declares emphatically that it is the  correct one.  MI\I\<;   I>fVIRIONS   BE-IU2KWED.  The provincial government has acted on the  suggestion, made by the people of this section,  that the mining divisions of West Kootenay  district be   defined   by natural, not artificial,  boundaries. The notice defining the new divisions also requires air claims, if not already so  recorded, to be recorded in the division in which  they are situate, the re-recording to be made  without cost to the claim owner, By this .provision, ail claims situate in Trail .Greek division,  but recorded at Nelson, must be re-recorded at  Trail Creek; so with claims situate in Goat  River division and recorded at Ainsworth. The  names of the divisions are also changed, su that  there is no longer a "Toad Mountain"or a "Hot  Springs", division, but instead a "JSelson" and  an "Ainsworth" division^ This is a: change for,n  the better. In fact, when mr. Eobson can be v  made understand that a suggestion has no political significance and is in the interest of tKe, public, he is quick to act. The following is the  official notice: ,        ,,- "-,'i :*"iv'-:'"  Notice is hereby given that the mining recording divis- ������  ions of the West Kootenay electoral district, as established -  by order in council approved this day, are as follows:  1. Revelstoke (John Kirkup, recorder)���������To include all  the country on,the rivers, streams and tributariestherepfc  flowing into the Columbia river and Arrow lake north of'  the head of Lower Arrow lake, includingvTroufc lake and;  all streams flowing into the same. ,    .. -.',''  2. Nelson (Terrence H. Griffin, recorder)���������To Include; all  the country on the rivers, streams and tributaries, thereof^  which empty1 into the west arm of Kootenay lake and Koot-..,  enay river, west of Balfour; and also allthe country on'the  rivers, streams an$ tributaries thereof flowing into the  Columbia river and Ldwer Arrow lake between the mouth -  of the Kootenay river and the head of Lower Arrow lake;  the country on the rivers/ s������rcams and tributaries wbioiw,  empty into the Columbia .river'bet ween the international  boundary line and the mouth of Kootenay river, excepting  the country on the Salmon river and the streams and tributaries thereof. ,    ~^(  L Ainsworth (Thomas H. Lendrum; recorder)���������To include all the country on the rivers, streams and tributaries  thereof which empty into Kootenay lake excepting the  west arm of Kootenay lake. Trout lake and the streams  flowing into the same; also excepting that part,of the  Kootenay river between the international boundary and,  Kootenay lake.  5. Goat River (J. Charles Rykcrfc, recorder)���������To include  all the country on the rivers, streams and tributaries  thereof flowing into the Kootenay river between the international boundary line aud Kootenay lake.  The said order in council also provides that free miners  must re-record their claims in the afore mentioned divisions,  unless already recorded therein, but that no extra fees are >  pavable for such re-recording.       JOHN ROBSON,  Provincial secretary and minister of mines.  Provincial secretary's office, 9th December, 1S91.  A Corrupt Provincial Government Dismissed.  All the particulars that are known of the report against premier Mercier so far are that  commissioners Baby and Davidson gave the  lieutenant-governor an interim report, which  does not bear the signature of judge Jette, who  dissents. The two judges, as was expected, condemn the Baie ties Chalenrs railway affair as  illegal and corrupt, while judge Jette, it is said,  exonerates the government and says that the  views of the legislature were carried out. The  lieutenant-governor, who was aware of the  nature of the report, was '.anxiously awaiting,  and at once dismissed the Mercier government.  The ministerialists knew from the com position  of the commission that such would he the case,  and are not taken by surprise. The Conservative1 newspapers in Quebec, which have always  opposed .Merrier, are now with him on the constitutional question. Tarte's paper is one of  them. Lieutenant-governor Angers refuses to  '���������'give judge Jette's letter, or a copy of it to Mercier. but the latter demands it, as he considers  that unless the .report is unanimous it is a political conspiracy against his cabinet.  Connection  JIa������I*v.  The upraise from fht  jrosscnt has reached the  bottom of the old incline shaft on the Skyline.  It is reported that good ore has .been encountered. The Skyline'is one of the McCune. company's-properties.  I ;  ���������'V r  s 1  HOT SPBDIGS SEWSY ADTSWOETH, B. C, DECEMBER 26, 1891.  -f-  <���������* !.  '.��������� 'in  *S> 'is  ���������Iff- .{  -  fc  ������.  -A  r���������������  '     v      I   S,  THE HOT SPRINGS NfWS IS PUBLISHED ON SAT-  urddysy and will be mailed to subscribers at the following  rates, Payable in advance: One year $4+ sir months $2.50,  thfree months Sf.fo. Advertising rates given- on application.  No communication or letter aver an anonymous signature  will be printed. HOUSTON &> INK, Proprietors.  )oi springs |jtetos.  ���������4.  t<  k  it  ONE  PARTY AS DEEP IN   THE  MIRE AS  THE   OTHER.  Just as long as political parties seek the aid of  large corporations to win party contests, just  thatflong will corrupt practices prevail and elections be more or less a. farce. The following  from the Toronto Week shows that in the last  Dominion election the Liberal party leaders  were just as eager to gain the support of the  Grand Trunk railway as the leaders of the Conservative party were to hold on to power  through the influence wielded by the Canadian  Pacific railway:  "Whatever the future may have in store, it  " miist be confessed that thus far the evidence  ** adduced in^the election courts has not been  "just such as to convince^ the country of the  " special fitness of the Liberal party of Canada  " to be entrusted with the task of elevating the  " standard of political morality, successful as  " they nmy have been in showing us how badly  " such elevating process is needed.   The record  ", thus_ far ,is certainly discouraging.    However  " impossible it may sometimes be, for: a candidate  " even- with the purest intentions to prevent  "corrupt acts of agents  with more zeal than  " principle, all such pleas are unavailing in pres-  " ence of such facts as those of clear connivance  " of the trusted party-managers with the au-  '* thorities   of   gi-eat   railway   corporations   to  " violate the law on a wholesale scale.    It is not  " at all unlikely that further investigation  in  " other courts may show as bad or worse trans-  " actions between the other party and the other  " great railway of the country, but if so this will  " only make the matter so much the worse. The  " state of affairs suspected all along and now  " being brought to light has more than one  " aspect, well adapted to create  alarm  in the  " breasts of the thoughtful.    It is bad enough  " that some of the representatives of those who  "have been  the chief promoters of the strict  " legislation which is proving so fatal to itsin-  " vent oris shouldthus be found foremost amongst  4* the violators of the law.    It is still worse, if  " not from the moral at least from the national  " point of view, that those who have most earn-  " estly  and   persistently   warned   the   people  against giving too great powers into the hands  of a great railway company, and who have riot  ceased to predi ct ev il and danger fro ni i ts vast  "power in the country and in the houses of par-  44 liarnent, should not hesitate, for the sake of a  " doubtful party advantage, to place themselves  "and the party they represent under obligation   ,  " to another rival corporation. We are assuming  "of course that the free tickets solicited by the  44 managers of the party campaign were actually  "given by the Grand Trunk authorities.   Should  "it appear,   on the  contrary, that the tickets  " were purchased for free distribution, the man-  " agers of. the railway may be free from blame,  " but the intention and act of the-party mana-  " gers. are no less reprehensible, -even.should it  44 be  shown,   as  seems likely from evidence to  44 which we have before referred, that the other  44 party, having more money at command, distri-  " huted  their favors still more liberally.    It is  44 surely time that all honest electors, in parliament or out, should arise in then* indignation  " and say that all this political corruption--and  "every violation of laws put on the statute book  " because deemed essential to purity of elections  " is surely corruption-^-must be stopped. The  "sound principle of "one man, one vote,"and  " that vote only in the locality in which the man  " resides, would go far to remove one of the most  " prolific sources of abu*e. As to the rest, we  " should like to repeat, with all the emphasis we  " can give it, a question which we have pressed  " on former occasions, and which was well put  " the other day by the Toronto Mail- -the ques-  " tion, viz.: Where is the use or the consistency  u of passing these stringent laws to secure purity  " of elections and of conducting these expensive  "trials in the election courts, without some  " effective provision for punishing every indi-  " vidnal elector who may be found guilty of  " offering or accepting1 a bribe? We pause for  "a reply."  Henry Anderson,  '    Notary Public.  John L. Retallack.  Anderson & Retallack,  Seal Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc,  Crown Grants obtained for Mineral Claim*.  Agents for Absentee Claim Owners.  Collections Made.  Correspondence Solicited.  1 1 '   v r  <  Office in Townsiiie office, Sutton strfeet, Ainsworth, B. C.  BREMNER & WATSQN,  AI.VMVOKTH, It. ���������.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR  HIRE.  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in HotSprings district.  ALL TEAMING WORK UNDERTAKEN.  Agents    for   Oavles-Say ward    Sawmill    Company s  Lumber, Moldings, and   Shingles.  The Kootenay Smelting and Trading  Syndicate, Limited, of Beveistokfy K 0.  are prepared to sample and purchase  all, kinds of  Grold, Silver, and Lead  ORES.  Prices and all information furnished on application.  J. CAMPBELL, manager.  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The  undersigned  is prepared to pack supplies for mine  ���������j-        owners, miners, and prospectors  FROM   KASLO   CITY  TO THE SLOCAN MINES,  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and .Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tributary to Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo-City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  sittention. -HUGH  AlcLKoD.  Kaslo City, B. (.'., December 10th, 181)1.  Nelson Sawmill Co. Ltd.  lard:   At end of Flume.  Mill:  Two Mien South of *>1m>b.  Manufacture  Lumber,  Moldings,  Shingles.  The mill ha* a capacity of 20,000 fert a clay.  Orders will receive prompt attention,   ,  W, N. EQLFE, Secretary.  OftW������ / Tolfion block, *  umce8\ End of Flume.  Telephone No. 2.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Turn-  0  ber-good, bad, and indifferent-on  hand or made to order.  ���������G. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January 15th.  Man it f actu it kks of  LUMBER  OF KYKUY  IIKSCHU'TTON.  PRICE LIST  ��������� (okmvkuku at xklsox, alnswohth, oh halkouhK  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, nor M..  ... ������-w <v\  <>��������� I-                   <> nifh,               ' ���������  '*>7 (K)  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inoh,       "      . ���������          -  No.2       " ������������������  (I inch,       *' Jf no  vus(-K\                                   " t)~ iHi  ���������Select Hear, 1)1). "  .���������'.'.'.[".['.'.'.".['.['.'.';"���������'���������'". Jo IJJ  No. 1 eornmon, I), " ���������Km  Uit, ������������������ . ' **7 (K)  Bur and counter to]������s, clear, per fool     '...] ��������� .'..'.'''; "   io  UOU.Il.  No. 1 'common,'per M . ������'������twm  \��������� 9        " *i           ��������� v-'J n������������  Culls " .���������-......���������    . 1;> (H)  ' ,,I.JJS������   io no  shinies,       - .....'.'.'.'.'.'.:'.[.'.'.]'::.  jSJ  >IOII������|\<.S.  Head, panel, crown, Imsc, etc, etc., per foot '.. \>l������f\{)c  Mills at Pilot Bay, Kootenay lake.  S. C. Spalding,   ...    Manager  It. I'. i*8ICSC\.  \-fi,t at \elson.  iw^M:R at WUSO\,   l-<nls at Alnnwortli.'  'iSs  "I  I  'I  <<  V, HOT SPEDTGS NEWS:  ADTSWOETH, B. 0., DEOEMBEB 26, 1891.  W. J. WILSON.  W. PERDUE.  WILSON & PERDUE  J  PROPRIETORS OF  MEAT MARKERS  NELSON AND AINSWOBTH,  Will contract to supply minim*? companies andfiteara boat s  with fresh meats, and deliver Fame at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  m^ikzde ooktbacts  with merchant** for hauling freight to or from railroad  depot aud steamboat wharf.  NELSON OEFICE AND MARKET,  . II EAST BAKER STREET  ANGUS McINTf BE  THE JOHN DOTY ENGINE COMPANY, LTD.  OF TOEOITTO,  OrtTT-AJaiQ.  MANUPAOTTJBEES OF ALL DES0BIPTIONS OF WABTNE AND STATI0NABT  ENGINES AND  BOILERS  British Columbia Branch:  530 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  0. J\ ST. JOHN, Manager*  ��������� '    > ' - i r  ,        , , D O  Keep in stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and-otter  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood splifc-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  6  Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  i\  ���������j..  ;������  ���������'.;  ' I  ^ m .���������  .. \  \ ���������  HOISTING ENGINES AND SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES,  *  ,   A(ifffe,Ji  <t������  PROPRIETOR OF TUB  CORRAL ill  Corner Bluff and Ifard Streets^  NELSON-B^e^-^'iv;  HOUSE  Cor. Baker and ;Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.  &  T.   MADDEN  .,   .     Proprietors. -    i ' '  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.-   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK AMMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WIH.   C0NTKACT TO OABEY PASSENGEES  . and baggage to and from hotels: also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove and Cordwood  for JUale.  The Madden is Qentrally* Located, \    v  with a frontage cowards Kootenay river,: and *s newly  furnished throughout.  T ZE3I 353      1? .A. IB Xa E  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  R. J. MOWAT & GO.  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  Always on hand for store lit ti.ugs, desks;.tables,-etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildingsand guarantee  'satisfaction.   Shop: corner Josephine and Blutt sts.  LEAN & PARKIN,  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished  and estimates given on  application  Agents for the sale of LI M h.       .  Address all communications to Nelson. H. v.  THE BAR IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  XELSOX. B. C.  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE ROOMS THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is. acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  THE   B-AJR-  h stocked "with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  f.     '��������� ' ,l4/'T">W?  Corner West Ternbh "and" Stanley Streetsi'NELSON,"BtOy ,C������ <^  >v  <' *  HEST-OLASS  HJ  EVEET: BESPEOT.V-ii* '^  '' ,? ? .'  .:>?.  ^vaI#  >   ���������     I"-" -ci --      u?ii,    itJi.-'Wfiffi.  The International has. a 'conrfo^bV ^rni^^wl^r;i%#*>;^^  c ladies, and>therooms are large and furnished.* - vrsfy^ ; 15^ f  : newly throughout..; _, ; i\: , ^^  ������/>*'  J  'K*1  THE TABLE IS NOT SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  ;<  u  THE SAMPLE-BOOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGABS  AKD THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  JAS. DAWSON B. ORADDOOK  PROPRIETORS  "The  Finest Hotel in Toad  Mountain District."  THE SILVER KING  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  1  1  JOHNSON   &   MAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  The Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  ���������. furniture from kitchen to'attic.   The table will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  TRAIL HOUSE,  TRAIL,  B. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA... Proprietors  Good Table; Good Beds.; Hyas-Close Uqnors.  1  ^^aMamnakiitiam^alaat^OM j������w WPW 1**1.. .������;���������-  *"-a^Bi^*i^w^w^al^'j������w^M*^������i^������^iii6J^ i.itf,���������'^tJ^������Wtt^'-,;*������-'**WW^  -.X.  'I*' "  'A:^' */,v-i"^  >!  I -a  ^  If  i f  <5  ,   F  '  I,  X  ��������� A&  ������������������ fc"# -  1Jfi ~  -���������'��������� *  V  tn  4>f <  r  'J 'A'  4  f El  ���������������  ���������'if "^  fip-'������ii   <, *;  ^  <U  Nf*'  V:  4  HOT SPKDTGS NEWS:   AUTSWOETH,  B. 0., DJSCEMBEB 26, 1891.  vaiEivatiriiv/n  5  Having Purchased the Stocks Carried by  The Lindsay Mercantile Co.  and Fletcher & Co.  is prepared to supply Prospectors, Mining Companies, and the General Trade with  everything in the line of  MINING AND MINERS' SUPPLIES,  Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Tinware, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.   The stock carried will  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  A-O-iEZISrT  FOB   GhlANT  ZPO"WTD:e:R,   COJs/LF^JJST^T.  (The best powder made for use in mines.)  Corner Wright and Sutton  (in building lately occupied by Fletcher &  A SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL EVENT.  The first annual ball and supper of the Miners'  Union of Ainsworth on Thursday,evening was a  great success.   The attendance was large, and  those frorn alustance were shown every courtesy.  Dancing was commenced at 8:45 and was kept  up till ������ in the morning, supper being served at  12:30. The dance was held in the Windsor, the  dining-room of that hew hotel being decorated  ������ with flags, bunting* and evergreens foi1 the occasion. The simper was" spread at the Vancouver house.   Those in attendance were dr. and  f mrs. Hendryx, inr. and mrs. Sucksmith, inr. and  mrs. Jackson, mr. and mrs. Green, mr. and mrsl  Wheeler, mr. and mrs..-Tveneryj mr. and rnrs.  Henry, mr. and mrs. Anderson, mrs. and miss  Harmon, mrs. Tayloi% mrs. Melntyre, mrs.  Smith, the misses Gallop, miss Boyle, miss Mc-  Oue, miss Madden, miss Trenery, "and inessrs.  McDonald, Lendrum, Green, Burns, Campbell,  Jenkins, Reinahl, Mcintosh, Caldwell, Whalen,  Kirkwood, Cross, Becker, Streit, McNail, Wells,  Thomas Garvey. Morrissey, William Garvey,  Malone, Traves, Hugh Madden, Morrison, Clark,  Robert Madden, Gallop, O'Ray, Giegerich, Mc-  Gqver.ii, Easterbrodk, _Blanchard, Winchester,  Dawson, Mahoney, Thomas, Parkinson, Devlin,  Harpe, Kent, Skinner, Cameron, Ooymgton,  Crafts, Fieteher, Roberts, Gates, Alex McLeod,  Roadley, McDbugall, James Slayton, Lamotte,  Harry Slay ton, Cody, John Laatz, Oats, Olson,  Charles Laatz, Morrison, McNeill, Wilson, Big-  elowy Retallack, Roderick McLeod.  Needed; Public* Improvements,  On   Wednesday night a public meeting was  held at Ainsworth, at which- action was taken  to advance the town's interests. The people feel  that if Ainsworth is to be in the race, streets  must: be graded and other public improvements  made. They do not exactly know where the  money is to come 'from to carry on t lie work,  'but. are in hopes that the owners of the town-  site and the provincial 'government ��������� will furnish  it. One of the'improvements most needed is a  wharf; but, judging from the opinions expressed  at the meeting, there seems to- be a doubt as to  where it should be built, one faction claiming  the present wharf is at the best site, and the  other that'it should be built farther to the south.  There, also, seemed to be a doubt'as to the advisability of asking the government for an appropriation for the work, because of the fact of  the townsite being 'owned by private parties,  one speaker very aptly saying that if the residents of the town manifested a little more eagerness to go down in their own pockets for contributions for such improvements there might  then be a reasonable hope that the government  would come to their aid. However a resolution  was passed which in effect was that mr. Kellie,  the ^district's representative in the legislative  assembly* be asked to use his best efforts to secure an" appropriation, in the next estimates,  for a wharf at Ainsworth.  MM II,   .1X11    l*KKAO\AI������  May Expect Another Dividend.  The capitalists of this section who had money  on deposit at the Hussey bank of Spokane may  look for another dividend in the near future*, as  it is reported the Morning mine has been sold to  a Milwaukee syndicate, and the first payment of  $50,000 will be made as soon as the papers are  signed. Within a few. months our local capitalists will not need send their surplus cash to foreign banks for safe keeping, as there will be 2  pretty solid banks.  Will Build a Lime Kiln.  Allah Lean is prospecting the lime'belt between Pilot bay and Crawford's bay for a site  for a lime kiln. He claims the lime rock in that  neighborhood is equally as good as that at the  railroad bridge west of Nelson. A largequantit y"  of lime will be used in the construction of the  Hendryx smelters and mr. Lean intends to erect  a kiln of a size equal to the requirements, not  only of the smelter, but of the entire lake  -country.  About  One Hundred  Men  Kiiiploycfl.  About 1.00 men are employed in and about the  mines in Hot. Springs district, and Ainsworth  presents--the liveliest.-appearance..of any town  on the lake.  Born, at Ainsworth, on Saturday, the 19th instant, to the wife of H. Giegerieh, a daughter.  That the Jit tie miss will grow up to be.Tnrju^oriiy  the joy of her parents, but the pride of the  town of which she is the first born, is the wish  of The News.  The Idaho brought in'a number of passengers  this week from Bonner's Ferrv, who were luekv  in getting through, for the cold snap of Thursday-night surely clqsed navigation on Kootenay  river.   ,       ,  Kaslo City, not to, be outdone by the other  "cities" on the lake, now boasts a number of the  gentler sex, the misses Kane having accompanied their brother George T. Kane from  Spokane on his last trip in.  The men who are building the trail up Kaslo  creek to the Slocan mines are in snow up to  their waists, but swear they will get through to  the mines even if they have* to tunnel their way.  They are now reported within a short distance  of Bear lake, which is on the summit of the divide between the heaU waters of Kaslo creek and  the headwaters of Carpenter creek���������the mines  being situated on the latter creek.  The Galena made her bust trip" for the season  this week, and is now ti0(l up for, the winter at  the Blue Bell mine, opposite Ainsworth.  It is understood mr. Anderson, the genial  agent of the iownsite company, has already  deeded '.one.'of the' choicest unimproved lots in  Ainsworth to .the first child born in the town ~  the baby daughter of mr. and mrs. Gic^er ich.  The telegraph line has been down since Tuesday between Ainsworth and Balfour, and TilK  News is. without its usual telegrams from the  outside. \  HENRY  & ADAMS,  PIONEER DRUG- STORE,  iivs^oirrii, ������. 4*.  '���������prutfs.'utid Medicines, WjiII  I'ajM-r, I ���������aim.** and Oils.  Tobacco and Cigars,  Filling Tackle,  Stationery, elc.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  IDE.A.IQIEIR.S   I1ST  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Men's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  :tT- in.  Having bought the stock and book debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & 00., all parties having outstanding accounts  are requested to call and settle them as soon as uossible.  1,|*%iW^iM������'iWf"iri**iiifcit'''-'


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