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Array NEWS.  "'"El  ,- -si  NUMBES 42.  AINSWOETH, BRITISH  COLUMBIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1892.  TEST OEUTS  A   WOM .4 V8   X ER V E  The following episode in the career of the  celebrated madam Vestris happened in the  winter of 1817, when the. star of her genius was  still in the ascendant, in spite of her 50 years.  She had married the famous Charles Mathews  the younger only a short time before, and was  visiting Paris in his company. The chief object  of their visit was to secure a ballet troupe for a  spectacle, the preparations for which were then  in progress at one of the large London theaters  at the time under their united management.  But it so chanced that the selection of the ballet  fell principally upon Mathews, because his wife  was temporarily disabled by an unlucky sprain  of tbe ankle. She Was confined to their hotel  in the Hue Sainte Honore, where, of course,  she could console herself by giving receptions  to her admirers, who were quite as numerous in  France as in England.  One evening she was alone in the small but  elegant saloon adjoining her apartment. Her  waiting-maids were within call, and could now  and then hear from one of the further rooms  the playful bark of her King Charles spaniels,  Flock and Floss, which always accompanied  her on her travels. Taking tip a morning newspaper, her attention became absorbed by the  first article,on which her glance alighted, for it  was upon a' subject which had excited all Paris  for a number of davs, ������������������     ���������      <  A number of robberies, had taken place in  quick succession, whose perpetrator had not  been discovered. It was evident from certain  characteristics common to all the crimes, that  they were the work of one man.     His favorite,  and indeed only method, hud been to secrete  himself in close proximity to some fashionable  and wealthy lady's sleeping apartment, and  then to possess himself of Imr jewels and other  valuables after she had fallen asleep. When  his victim happened to.wake, lie had not hesitated to use violence to prevent her giving  -alarm.' . .  .'.The'only clue to the villain as yet lay in the  ���������knowledge, that be had but two'lingers on his  left hand- a ci'reuinstance that bad been noted  by doe lady who had had the nerve to simulate  un,<-'uusc'io.u-sue <s '-while .-'.secret ly observing his  felonious operations in the -subdued half-light  of her boudoir. A panic of fear Was said to be  existing among such ladies as were noted for  the number and value* of ���������'���������their jewels; and sarcastic comments were passed upon the ineffectiveness of t he police authorities.  Madame Vestris was a woman of-.-except ional-  lv strong' nerve, but she could not restrain a  little timorous thrill "when., having, lini'shed ' the  article, she limped across t be saloon (o i he door  of her boudoir,' iii lendingto .summon her maids,  and retire for the night. t  Before   entering,  her   boudoir,   however,   she  turned   to   extinguish'-the .wax  lights of a candelabrum that had ���������been left burning in addition  to   the  small   shaded   lamp -by   which   she  had  been reading.    The candelabrum stood  upon a  biacket   ami cast  a  strong, level light upon the  floor, t In -owing out   the  shadows  of the   intervening  pieces''of    furnituie,   especially   of   1 he   I  large'table at   which  she  had been  sitting,  in   i  pretty  strong  relief,   inasmuch   as   the  shaded   j  rending lamp in the middle of the (able shed its   j  lesser luster in a small circumscribed circle*.. j  As she cast a iinal -glance over the room she j  was suddenly idled w������th fear .on perceiving, -,  cast out upon the tloo'r, directly across her toot- ,  stool, the unmistakable shadow . of . a man ;  crouching under the table at, which she had  been sitting. 'She remained perfectly quiet, but  her terror was increased a hundred fold as she  saw  ov thought   she saw, the image of a hand  that possessed but two fingers. She was convinced that the mysterious criminal whose deeds  had so excited the city was lying concealed  there, and had so lain, probably in contact with  the very folds of her dress, the entire evening.  Having come to this conviction, through a  swift and dreadful train of seasoning, which  every woman can understand, madame Vestris  remained for a moment almost petrified. Her  jewels were noted for their splendor and costliness, and she was known to always have them  in a casket at her bedside before retiring; and  since her arrival in Paris it liad also became  pretty well known that she was in the habit of  retiring comparatively early, while the husband's duties kept him away from the hotel  until a late hour. Her maids slept in the further  end of an outside corridor, and thus for a considerable time she was virtually alone upon the  third floor of the bote). Of course the robber  had made himself acquainted with these circumstances, and was waiting his opportunity  to enter upon his course of pillage and violence,  possibly to end in murder. These thoughts and*1  conclusions flashed through madame Vestris's  mind with terrible rapidity. Then by a tic-  inendous effort of will power, she not"only recovered her intrepidity and coolness, but also  formed a plan to extricate herself and outwit  the villain.  Without extinguishing the lights she began  to carol a light operatic aircwhile. resuming her  seat, and touched the silver spring bell on the  table with which, she was in the habit of summoning one or the other of her maids. .1 his  action alone cost her a great pang of fear; for  if th*^ spaniels should accompany the maid,  they would doubtless sniff out at once the presence of t^he concealed robber, who might then  attack her without delay. Fortunately,, however the maid who responded to the call was  not accompanied by the dogs, winch had  romped themselves to sleep in one of the remoter apartments.  **Adeje," said madame Vestris, 4>is the establishment of monsieur Vemac, the jeweler, still  open, think you?"  **Oh, yes/madame!" replied the maid. "It  is Saturday night, when all the shops keep open  until 12, and it is now bin a little alter 10."  4 i shall then have to get vou t������������ take a mess-  age to him at once,' said the actress. * He has  been repairing my costliest diamond necklace  and my tiara of sapphires and brilliants, which  he promise i to return this evening, i shadmot  sleep without having theih at my bedside tonight. Whether repaired or not, he shall send  ���������them withyou by one of'-the. clerks. ....Bring me  the writing materials froiii my iioudoir.'  Adele did as she was directed, ami, sTill hum-  nving her song, inadame Vestris, with a iirm  hand, penned the following, which she sealed  and directed to m. Vernac. the then fash.oaabio  jeweler of the Rue des Italiens :      u  ���������rMo>feiEUK, ���������The��������� 2-fingered villain is concealed : under the very to hie at which 1  write, unsuspicious of my knowledge of his  presence.- Summon the police, and lose not a  moment in 'hastening fo .'** Madame Vestris."  kTnere!' said the* heroic 'actress, handing i-he  missive toiler servant, k that, 1 fancy, will bring  me back'my beloved jewels without an hour's  delay, and teach monsieur -Vernac. a lesson at  the same time. Here is-some small Chang''.  Allele. Take the first fiacre'you can find disengaged and lose no time in returning.'  Adele was about (putting the room when oev  mistress was seized with a, sudden horror ai the  thought of being left alone with desperado, and  she called her back.  ���������Before  you   go,1  said  she   with   a   counterfeited carcessnes,  *tell Marie to come here and  keep me company.     I will see if. she has made  any improvement in   that  embroidery   work I.-  tried to teach her in London.'  ' Alas, madame,' said Adele, 'Marie took the  liberty of going to bed an hour ago."  'The lazy little minx I" cried the lady, laughing. * But no matter, 1 will amuse myself during your absence bv rehearsing my part in the  new spectacle.'  ������r "irw  10 wjitinji,  t-l&l~~-J&.  Adele departed, and Madame Vestris was left  alone���������alone, save for the terrible presence,  whom perchance, an imprudent movement of  her foot beneath the table, or even a tell-tale  quiver in her voice, might at any instant awaken  into a capacity for evil and murderous purpose,  the very thought of which caused the blood to  curdle in her veins.  But she had set herself to play a part such as  she had never played before, and nobly did she  enact it to the close. She recited the lines of  her forthcoming role over and over again : she  sang, she thrilled, she carolled in a manner that  would have ravished the ears of thousands ; and  all to that single, deadly, auditor, whose suppressed breathing she fancied she could sometimes detect between the pauses of her voice,  and whom she felt to be within a hand's breadth  of her trembling limbs. ���������  During all this enforced gaiety she was a prey,  to such secret and mental anguish as can only  be imagined by the most sensitive of womanly  natures. The seconds crept by like minutes; the  minutes seemed hours, and at last, when* she'  had pretty thoroughly exhausted her voiee/she  sank back with a sigh, and contented herself  with humming musically and in a low "voice;  Presently, at the end of an hour,  thoughlt  might well have seemed an eternity to her, her,  h^art gave a great leap as she heard the^elatter >     v\ ?i  of wheels in front of the hotel.   A moment latei*     \KM  Adete entered the room, but with such a demure *  look upon her face that  her. mistress atJirst  feared that  her message had miscarried., ?B(utv  Adele, was s������ anewhat of art act ress herself, aiid'-  1 here were those lightly following her \ip the v  staircase who brought the assurance of safety,,  and release. <      '". ���������     .���������"'   -.    ' rf     '     '0 7\;rfv  She was almost  instantly, followed into.jl&tf.'������,-������:%ill  ' sah)n by 3 policemen,'', who were in tuiWnpfeihly^^'^SI  . followed by ni. Vernac, the jjeweFer^but al^o;'hy^';^flf^  mr,   Mathews, madame Vestrfs husband^rwftTi^'-^S������  had been picked upat one of the theaters on 4he,/    ' VTli  way.    As soon as the brave lady Saw her.hu^-.*  band she uttered an,, hysterical scream and Hew,  into   his   arms,   with   a   forgetfulness   of   her  sprained ankle for which she-could .never afterwards account.     '" ���������  .        ���������  At the same instant the officers overturned  the table and pounced upon the concealed  ruffian underneath. Be made a desperate resistance, being a powerful ruffian and armed to  the teeth, but was overcome after a short struggle and led away to prison, after the heroicdady  had briefly related her story of the (detection of  his presence and the stratagem by which she  had caught him in the tods. The ��������� criminal  turned out to be one Dufresue a galley slave  from Toulon, who had made himself hotoiious  in the South of Fraince before breaking loose  '���������fro in prison and entering upon a series of crimes  Which led to the oopelusion of his career. He  was a hardened and somewhat original wretch ;  and be is known to have remarked with much  nonchalance,���������'���������' I.;'ought to forgive the stratagem  by which 1 was ruined/ Parbieiif For a whole  hour I was the sole auditor of the greatest,  singer and ..'actress in Europe, who.; gave herself  ���������exceptional trouble to entertain me.' ^  17  'A;  m  rf  #1  A Golden,���������rop.   ���������  J. A. McConville, who lives in Montana, killed  one of his chickens for dinner, and on cleaning it was surprised to; find a (piaifity of gold  thiriv  and examining them.  nuggets in'the'c'ro'p and gizzard.    Having about  more chickens on hand, he began killing.  In each of .them he found  a pro rata of nuggets, the toialamouut gathered  from the thirty-one hens being $887.50���������-anaver-'  age of $12.50 a head. The gold was sent to the  St ate Nation a I ban k and pn >n oiinc.ed 1^ carat  fine. Mr McConville immediately bought fifty  more chickens and turned them out on the gold-  fields in the vicinity of the hencoop. As an experiment one of them was killed and $2.80 in  gold taken from it's inside works, the result of a  four-day run. Mr. McConville has a virtual  bonanza, and expects to be a millionaire before  spring if the chickens holdjput. HOT SPEINGS NEWS:  AmSWOETH, B. C, JUNE 29, 1892.  ������V  %������-7,  fc,!"''   -m7,  r//������ ^r SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON WED-  nesdays, and will be mailed to subscribers at the following  rates, payable in advance: One year $4, six months $2.50,  three months Sf.jo. Advertising rates given on application.  No communication or letter overman anonymous signature  will be printed.        BOGLE ^ WHALLEY, Proprietors.  Jjai <Sprin.gs Rictus.  HE   SHOULD    LIKE    TO   ANOIV.  We should like to know why the steamer  Ainsworth is tied up m idleness, waiting for an  inspection, that never comes. Is it because she  has on board an American improvement on  Canadian made machinery, or is it because she  is opposed to the interests of a corporation  whose interests are paramount in this country.  We should like to know whether a like penalty awaits anyone who introduces American  machinery mto this country, or whether it is  only those who a re infatuated enough to take  , advantage of the mechanical superiority of  American over Canadian machinery who must  suffer.  We should like, to know why in this instance  the commercial etiquette between the 2 nations  (to speak politely of such ridiculous restrictions)  is so strictly enforced, while the Columbia  which, if we mistake not, is an American bottom, does*Coasting trade between Robson and,  Bevelstoke without let or hindrance?  c We should also like to know, how the Cana-_  dian Pacific railway and the Columbia & Koote-  hay ������$team Navigation Company expect to bull-,  ; dose the people of this section into submission,  when a cheaper, if not a better outlet exists by  way, of Bonner's1 Ferry, and the Northern  Pacific, and whether they don't think that  niore popular tactics would increase their .share  of West Kooteuav's business.  necessary expense/And for every capitalist  who is bilked by the purchase of a wild cat it is  safe to safe to say that 10 are prevented from  interesting themselves in the country. It is all  very well to say that if a country js good it will  eventually come forward on its own merits. It  certainly will. But capitalists can take a terrible revenge on a country which disappoints  them at tbe beginuing, and substitute wtajy  years of waiting for the speedy realisation of  the wealth which it contains.  D. GARTMEL,  Consulting Engineer and Machinery  Agent, Balfour.  Engines, boilers, and machinery of all descriptions.    Uoek  drills, air compressors, etc.    Airent b*r the II. C. Iron  Works, Vancouver.    Estimates given.  JAMES E. TURNER,  J.   A.   KIRK  J.  K. KITCIIIK  HOW    WILDCATS    DAMAGE   A    COUNTRY.  Prospectors act  more against their own interests than anyone else's by staking and  selling wildcats, snow locations, and  cultus  prospects generally.    A good  example of this has  recently been seen in   the  Slocan  country.    A  capitalist who bought several claims  there on  the outside last winter has just returned from a  visit;tb his properties.    He couldn't find them,  nor apparently does anyone know where they  are.    What is the effect?   Not only is he disgusted with his own speculations, but, instead  of cursing   only   his    own   foolishness   as   he  ought, he is induced to look with jaundiced eye  upon the whole country.    No one can  be surprised.    It is impossible for any one to go into  the Slocan country and deny that the greatest  surface    showings   in   the   world   are   to   be  found  there.      But   it   is   easy   to   drop   dark  hints about  blow-outs,   bad formation  and  so  forth.    We are inclined   towards   the   heresy  that no one man, however great his experience,  can  see  much, further  into  the   bowels of the  earth than another, and that a man's opinion of  a prospect depends a.great deal on what sort of  eyes  he looks at  it  with.   The  only   way   to  prove that ajo.de does, or.does not go down is to  get down and see.    And  there ai*e scores cd" locations in Slocan   whose  surface-showings will  justify their being put to this test.    But  it is  a great pity that anyone whose opinion carries  weight should  have   to  look  on those surface  ���������showings with the eyes.of a man who has been  bilked.    And   there  is practically no  limit   to  the injury which one man's opinion may do a   j  Country.    As  a  rule- prospectors  cannot piove   j  their own  mines.    They must get a  capitalist   j  who  thinks  it   worth   his while  to go  to  the   ���������  KIRK & RITCHIE  Dominion  XKlJSOX,  H. <*.  J  P1AX0S AXD OROAXS TUXED AND  REPAIRED.  and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office  over  Bank   of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,  B.C.  C. E. Perry, M. S. Daws,  Mem. Tost. O.K., P.L.S.        M.E.  J. II. Gray,  C.E., P.L.S.  -PERSY, QRAY & DAVYS  CIVIL AND  MINING  ENGINEERS.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS.  NOTARY PUBLIC, CONVEYANCING.  R. H. CAVILL,  Late tif Swair^ci.  ASS.A. jl       CZ)JuJLl 'ICC/. H L  Mining- properties reported on.  Mines bonded and developed.  OFFICES:   Room 4,, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria. Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson.  ARTHUR   E.   HODGINS,  {A.M. Can. Soc. 0. Ed (  :    CIVIL ENGMEEfi AND AEOHITEOT,  Victoria Si., Svxl I>o������������r lo Hotel Plmlr, \elsoit, ������. <������,  "W\ JEl. OHESTHET  ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  , Corner Ward and Baker Stivers.  R. J. MOWAT & CO.  0    Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fitting*, clicks. hdde.**, etc.  Will contract to erect all kind* of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.   .Shop: corner Josephine and BiutJ  sts.  MULVEY & CLEMENS  HOTEL  Accommodation for Travelers at the End of the  Slocan Trail.  GRAND"CENTRAL  j   Finest Accommodations in the 'I^ike Country.    Elegant  j table:   Best of Liquor** and Cigars at the Bar.  [   AKtllli:  FLKTrilKB, Proprietor ami Nnmitfer.  FRANK B. HARPER,  NELSON, B. C,  Music furnished for all occasions.  E. C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the Cmled States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  . AND   MINING   ENGINEER,  Properties reported on.    All a^sivs  undertaken.    Fur-  and   eonrontrating   plants   planned   and    erected.  nac(  Treat ment   for ores given.    Ores  bought and .sold.    Box  od, \ancouvcr, B. C.   Terms ca<h.  E.C. ARTHUR, M.D.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  0_   "W.   ZBTTSIK:  Assoc. M. In'st. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E. ������  PROVINCIAL-^ LAND -!- SURVEYOR  BALFOUE,   IB.   O.  Telephoiie Connection.  REINALH...& SKINNER.  ���������' ���������      7 ' V- '.���������,.."' l  tractors and Builders.  AINSWORTH, B.C.  The above firm will,, contract for all kinds of carpenter  work. .Plans and speejticat iohs furnished on short notice.  All kinds of miningand ���������mill workat 'tended to.  HENRY & ADAMS,  DRUG- STORE,  ilNSWOKHI,  \\. < .  Drug  J. R. WILLIAMS,  Licentiate of-the Royal College of Physicians of London  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons-of England.  s and Medicines. Wall -paper. Paints ain  Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  1 Oil..  stationery, etc  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  elephone 10.  A. STOLBERG,  ASSAYER and CHEMIST,  AiNSWORTH, B.C.  Is prepared to ap$ay all kinds of ore.   ('opper assay by electrolysis.   All orders will receive prompt attention. '  Next door to Ainsworth hotel.  Perry, Gray, Davys & Cavill.  K.    Bl.    CAVILL,    '.II.    K.,   ASSAYKR,   VKLSON.   K.   r.  E. ('.Carpenter -.rill act ;m agent for E. IE Cavill, At  E  and  all samples left   with  him  at   Eldorado wilt be'fur'���������  warded and eertilicates returned as promptJv as possible  Carpenter's Pack Train  Packing from  Eldorado to .t he Alines,  XRJ^nOxH     2     CENTS    _A.    xPOXJ ISTXD^  Orders at Hunter ^McKirmons or E. ('. Ciirpenter. Eldorado City.or througlj *1 ii������<-t from Nelson merchants.  WARD   &   DICKEY  of San  Eraneisco.  ASSAYEKS, WEST BAKER STREET  Are prepared to assay all kinds of (ire.    Mines examined  ano reported 011.    Orders will receive prompt attention.  HOTEL  TO  RENT.  Newly built   and centrally located, for a  term Of i  ( ontainnig 21  rooms with  every  convenience lor a'  years.  Kood  ,,, ,,, HW<I rooms it required.   Aonlvio  El>\\ AIM) Ai'PLEWHAITE ���������& CO., Nelson, B. C.  ]>aying lair-ines  A lor HOT SPMHGS NEWS:  AINSWOETH, B. 0., JUNE 29, 1892.  A   <1\TIFWA\   OF   HIS   IfOftD.  I  "Eyc>ry one of us has had some experience in  life to prove to lis that there are men of unim-  pekehable honor.    I think the most honorable  gentleman whom I ever met was a man of absolutely infernal luck.   I first saw hirn in a frontier  *   town.   He had been a cowboy, but he had got  caught in a terrible winter back on the plains,  and at the time I first saw him he was onlva  wreck of a man, with legs misshapen and weak  and eyes that were nearly blind.    He seemed to  be just dinging to life in that little Colorado  town, doing what little he could in barrooms or  going slow errands, until fate should be kind  enough to take hiui away from his misery.  **He stopped ine in the street one night.  M * Will  you  lend me teti   dollars ?'   he   said  roughly,    *I aiii in a bad way and I need it,'  "Now ten dollars was a good deal of money to  me at that, minute, for in my western experience  I had my tips and downs, and at that time I was  having my downs.*  "'Wouldn't a dollar do you?'I asked, for the  fellow looked so bad that 1 wanted to do something for him, but I knew that I should never  see my money again,'  ** 'No,' he<said. doggedly, 'it won't. I want to  go Denver. I am about crazy with pain and I  want to get there anc^see if I can't find some  relief. I haven't a cent in/he world.' (There  were a good many men in/that little town who  were in the same predica(pient4  44 *I3ut I can't spare ten dollars,' I answered.  <I need it,'  "''Vou don't need it as much as t do.1 he said  fiercely. *Lend it me. I'll pay it back to you.  Give me }*our name and address. I'll find vim���������  \f I live.  "Well I gave him the ten dollars. I told him  that he need not worry about naying it back. I  expected to get out of my troubles some day and  and then I should not feel the need of it.  " *No,' he said, *I won't touch it on any other  condition. I want to pay it back with interest ���������  12per cent, a year,' (Money was worth something out there.)  **So I wrote out my name for .him, giving him  as my permanent address the home of my .family,  in tlie east. The next day he went to Denver.  Shortly afterward 1 climbed into the saddle and  rode away to 'punch cows.' I punched them  with varying success all over the O.dorculo.graz-  ing fields for nine years. Having had enough of  cattle raising by that time and my ideas of great  fortunes having been considerably modified, I  sold out my cattle and caiiie: hack.  "Of course, after the tirst few'-.months following my loan' of ten dollars to.'the cripple, he  never came into iny thoughts,.-' though there  were times when -''that ten -dollars would have  been a good friend, hut I completely '"forgot'  about it. I had been east three years, had married and was the proud father of the two hand-  soniest children in New York, whe'n a letter was  forwarded to me from my fathers home hi Massachusetts. It was from t.he cripple. -In it was  a postoffice order for iny fen dollars and interest ���������  on it for twelve years, at 1 per cent, a month.  There was no word in the letter except thanks  for oiy kindness and the assurance that he was  now elding pretty well for hint.v  **I call that .mail a '-gentleman iirid I told him  so when 1j.''wrote him, and I also told hiin something in the letter'-which I hoped would please  liini -t hat on that day I had made the first bank  deposit for my baby son, and that the amount  was $21.10, his loan and the interest, and that-  though the interest for the boy ���������'would: not be  anything, like 12 per cent., the deposit ought to  ���������bring him good luck. That's ail there is to this  story..'  T������ the  North   Pole  ��������� Air Athenian professor.of mathematics named  Damaskin has invented an ice locomotive which  he expects will carry hirn to the north'pole. .lie  has given an order for the construction of a large  locomotive after his pattern and is now calling  for volunteers 'to accompany him to -the Arctic,  ocean. The locomotive is to have a unique .arrangement bv which it lays and takes up the  rails as it-runs.' Short thin spikes on the under  side of the rails will make the latter temporarily fast in the ice. The'locomotive will he oper-  aied by steam and at the same time will throw  out  enough heat to keep the travelers from suf-  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  IRON  WORKS,  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler  Makers,   and  Manufacturers   of  All  Classes of Machinery.    Sawmill and Marine Work aBpecialty:  SOLE   NAMFACTIKEItS   OF   THE  Mill, B. C. Shingle  Log Hauling Machines.  Wc keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass Goods, Sheet an4 other  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES AND SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave,, TANOOTJVEE, B. 0.  . n  ',!,;  4"  ~    ^  J. W. CAMPION,  Secretary-Treasurer.  J. E. W. MACFARLANE,  Manager.  fering from the cold. One cab, attached to the  locomotive, is to carry the provisions, for the  exploring party.  The locomotive and cab, will be conveyed in  parts to Spitzbergen. Professor Damaskin says  they will ther e be put together, and will then be  run for the north pole at the rate of thirty miles  per hour. As Spitzbergen is about six hundred  miles from the north pole Professor Damaskin  expects to reach his destination in twenty hours.  He allows eight hours for his first observations  and twenty hours for returning, and that the  whole trip from Spitzbergen and return will be  made in just two days. Professor Damaskin  hopes to be ready to start on his journey late in  September or early in October.  Il.|     U      .    IMH.    ���������'-��������������������������� ������������������"*'    " - IMWIMHW���������...i..n.^���������Ill���������������������������(...������������������I.....IWI.HI....M        I I- ���������I-.H >,.,���������,��������� ��������� .���������������������������     ���������������������������.���������,,   I f..���������������������������������������������       ��������� ������������������.I     ���������������������������  NOTICE.  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays.  TIME  CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS,  The ColumiDia & kootenay  Operating the fast and elegant steamers  COLUMBIA, NELSON,; XY^6^asA0QTEgAI;  -������������������     KEVELSTOKE   ROUTE:  One of the above steamers will leave REVELS" OKE  for Nakusp and Robson at 4 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, arriving at Robson at 0 p.m., where connection is-made'with the C. & K. Railway for Nelson and  all-Kootenav Lake points. RETURNING, leaves ROBSON for Nakusp and Revelstoke at 9 p.m. on TUESDAYS  a������>d FRIDAYS, arriving at Revelstoke at 3 p.m. on  ���������.Wednesdays and Saturdays, where connection is made  with the C. P. R. for all points.  UTILE   OAtLES   ROUTE:  The same steamer will leave ROBSON for Trail Greek  and Little Dalles at 5 a.m. on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS,  arriving at Little Dalles at 9 a.m., where close connection  is made with the S. F. & N. Railway for Spokane. RE-  TURNING, leaves LITTLK DALLES same day, on arrival of S. F. '& N. Railway Company's train at 12:30 p.m.,  for Trail Creek and Robson, arriving at Itobson at 6:20  'pin., where close connection is made with ihe C & K.  Railway for Nelson and lake points; and continues on lo  Revelstoke as per above schedule.  KOOTEX.il LAKE AM> KOXXEIfS B'ESRKY EtOlTE:  STEAMER NELSON leaves NELSONfor Pilot  Bay Ai:tsworth, and Kaslo at 8 a.m. on MONDAib and  'THURSDAYS, returning via thes<> ports same day ; for  Pilot'Hav, Ainsworth, and Bonner's Ferry at 3 a.m. on  TCESDA VS and FRIDAYS. KE'i URNING, leaves BON-  ���������NEtt'S FERRY for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and Nelson at  3 a.m. on WEDNESDA YS and SATURDAYS.  NOTICE.  Bv the terms of the sale, all accounts due The'Miner.  for advertising and job work, prior to May 1st, are payable to Houston & Ink.   All -'amounts due for subscription  are payable to-Bogle ���������&' Whalley.  1   ' HOUSTON & INK.  Nelson, April 25th, 1892.       BOGLE & WHALLEY.  B. H.Lee&Co.  Real Estate' and Mining Brokers*  Conveyancers.,   "  '< 'I * n  AGREEMENTS OF ALL  KINDS DRAWN UP.  7\ 7,7' ������.fflm  !     ; ��������� -4M2  1    ,   "T^P/llfe-*'  KASLU LOTS FOE SALE- "*  AND  WANTED.  "... ���������     vr4'Ai#*E  ;:||;f||||i||i  'fc'J:;-vr '������������������'.���������; -] ���������'������������������'���������/y.-.,/. ^/.^. ���������',:)���������'-^'������������������������������������-^--  ^:0$������M  f-      '   -   -*717-7,'''^^i'   wmmm/i^-^wM  TS^^em^iM Laiidiiig. ;,c ^;fm  ;;w7.^777y77>i':7:!7^s^  *   ������~     n-0.^ *t&������S2fi������  !  t  t>5       ti *���������'  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine  ONvners, miners, and prospectors '. .  EASLO  GITY  7T0 THE SLdOAN MDTES,  and to the mines oh 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 Gity. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo Gity and Ainsworthwill receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B.C., December 10th, 1891.  KASLO-SLOCAN  The EASIEST and QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITYi Pack and saddle horses for the conveyance of parties and supplies will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring,  B'REM'NER   & WATSON  1 a'^i  Is rapidly becoming one of the chief points in the Kootenay Lake Country. Lots can be had at reasonable figures  and on good terms.   Write or apply, to  C. H AMBER Agent, Nelson, B. C.  KOOTENAY  LODGE,  ; 56. 16,  I. 0. 0, F.  Meets every Monday night at 20 o'clock in Hume's Hall.  Officers: J. H. Matheson, N. G., G. W. AldOus, V. G., W.  Hodson, Secretary, J. Fred. Hume, Treasurer. Visiting  members cordially invited to attend.  MMMMHMaBBIi  itli������llWpBWgW!ji!jS������^^^^^ HOT SPBHTGS NEWS:  AINSWOETH, B. 0., JUNE 29. 1892.  V-','  s7"7 '  ������ i 17      '  ft- -  S3s������.sr>     j  ->  ,  ������'i, . ,''    '  fp %'"''"' '  i^i/^ ,?'- ���������  0ij        .    ,    ������,  & <>    ���������>'  W!a.t   i        i      1  mi   *  '.  w 7<     ^ .''  L1?' >        ,7  %\    . ' -s������  ire  " '    'i  95% 'I','  fer ���������������.'���������'  ������7 f'l     <7  K| '*<7 -  fllLf'',"'������   .*'  '' .  JS-fc". .fr. -, .  wrKtw^'^Jii  f4l'Ar.i,���������j , ,  47, . '  V  ?V "  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  GREEN BROS.  Front Street,  KASLO CITY,  I>]E3^.IL,E3KS   IIST  1 (,  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Men's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  Our branch store at Kaslo City is the place at which Prospectors and Miners bound for the Kaslo Creek  and Slocan Lake mines should purchase supples, in order to save transportation charges  LOCAL   AND   PERSONAL.  Messrs. McCune and Hand left for Salt Lake  citron Wednesday.  The road from the Hot Springs wagon road to  the Neosho, a distance of one mile, has been  completed.  - * A contract has been let for 150 feet of tunnelling on the Highlander, recently sold to Nap-  well Stevenson of Philadelphia for $4500.  The dancing pavilion for the celebrations on  the 1st is well forward. Great improvements  have been made on the streets to facilitate the  sports.      1  The machinery for the Neosljo was brought in  by the Nelson on Saturday. Bremner <&: Watson are engaged in teaming it up to the mine,  and as soon as it is in position the mine will be  started up again. u  \ The wagon road tcfTfie Skyline was begun  last Friday and will be completed at once.  Whenever it is finished the Krao hoisting and  pumping plant will be, erected onfpe Skyline  and.sinking and drifting will,be continued.  The camp turned out in force on Tuesday  night to, welcome the return of the steamer  Ainsworth. She was greeted with a salute of  dynamite and 3 hearty cheers. A prominent  merchant in Ainsworth thought the dynamite  vras discharged a little too near his powder  magazine. And so it was. He and one or 2  more who agreed with him, retired to a distance  to observe the effect of the explosion of 750  pounds of number 1 giant in the middle of Ainsworth; but nothing happened.  The Ainsworth then steamed round to the old  landing place, where she was securely tied up to  await ffittirtg and inspection. She is a roomy  serviceable boat aud should answer admirably  for the Lake traffic. \  MINERAL CLAIMS KE���������Ott������>El> AND  TKAXSFERHEO  AT .AINSWORTH, HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT.  Drumlummond���������Clark Price & Warnock, J mile S. E. of  No. 1.7V7,.':-a''''        . ; /������������������]/ ' ':.'���������."  Union Jack-^John McCleary, Bear Creek.  Lake Side���������W. F. Chase, Bear lake.  Iron Silver���������Guy Reader, 12 miles N .W. of Kaslo.  Black Bear���������John Campbell, I mile W. of United.  Panama���������Andrew Erickson, 3 miles S. W. of Bear lake.  Alice-rrAbbie H. Williams, Bear lake.  Belle���������W.H. Carrie, Bear lake.  Alice B.���������W. F.Chase, Bear lake.  Mountain View���������Owen McCarthy, Bear lake.  Central City extension���������Ed. Baun, between Fish & Bear  lakes.  Big Bonanza���������Sheldon Weise, Woodbury creek.  Pay Big���������G. M. Adrian, Woodbury creek.  Outlet���������T. V. Thurburn, ������ mile W. of Balfour.  Monte Christo fraction���������Sam. Hutchison, Bear creek.  Wellington���������R. Shiel, Bear lake.  Sunset���������D. Macdonald, Bear lake.  Nickle Gland���������Jos. Bernard, 12 miles S. of Pilot Bay.  Nat No. 1���������A. B. Hendryx, Hendryx camp.  Nat No. 2���������A. B. Hendryx, Hendryx camp.  Northern Belle���������R. Jackson, 3 miles E. of Bear lake.  Home stake���������������������������W. C. Ross, Q miles W. of Kaslo City.  Osceola���������Jas. S. Riley, U miles N. E. of Noble 5.  TRANSFERS.  Hector���������Hot Springs camp. E. D, Ainsworth to D. C.  Joscelyn of Spokane, & interest.   Consideration $500.  Hector���������Hot Springs camp. E. D. Ainsworth to E. E.  Brockhansen, Spokane, * interest.   Consideration $500.  Blue Jay���������Kaslo creek. J. T. P. Nash to Ewen Pecker.  Consideration $1.  Contractor���������Hendryx camp. A. D. Wheeler to W. A.  Hendryx, \ interest.   Consideration ������806.  Justice���������Hot Springs camp.     E.   Kingston  to  W. T.  Wakefield, ������ interest.   Consideration ������1500  Ohio���������Hot Springs camp.   J. T. Wolgamot to C. W.  Kennedy, of Philadelphia, ������ interest.   Consideration ������50.,  Highlander���������Rory McLeod to Napweli Stevenson, Philadelphia.   Consideration $4500.  Wellington���������R. Shiel to W. Matheson, \ interest.   Consideration 31.  Baun Rea���������T. Heep to G. Alexander & H. B. Alexander.  Consideration $1.  San Francisco���������J. McFee and R. Macdonald to Neil Macdonald 245 interest,   Consideration $1.  JOHN FIELDING,  CIVIL ENGINEER, PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  KASLO and THE  MINER OFFICE,  NELSON,   B.   C.  ... . .  ,���������'  -.,,     ,    ,     7t   i  ���������    t ^^ _        o  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds ,of work.   Materials furnished,  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  LJJIE   FOU   SALE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  The Balfour Trading Co.  KALFOI If,    B.C.  Merchants, Mining and Eeal Estate  Agents.  A complete Stock of Merchandise and Miners' Supplies  Constantly on Hand.   We make a Specialty of  English Goods of  direct importation.  We have several very desirable lots in Balfour for sale.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given Ihat T intend to make application  to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase under the provisions of the ''Eagle Pass  Wagon Road Act, 1883" 100 acres of land, more or less, situate on the north side of the West Arm Of Kootenay lake,  adjoining the townsite of Balfour, West Kootenay dis^  trict. and described as follows: Commencing at a post  marked A, placed at the southwest corner of the townsite  of Balfour, thence due north along the west boundary line  of said townsite of Balfour 40 chains to post marked B,  thence due west 40 chains to post marked C, thence due  south 40 chains more or less to postmarked D, placed at  the water's edge of the West Arm of Kootenay lake,  thence following the meander of the shore line of said  West Arm in an easterly direction to the place of beginning. T. LUBBE.  June 8th, 1892.  DISSOLUTION  OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  The unregistered copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned under the firm name of Apple  whaile, Allan & Co., as real estate and linaneial agents at  Nelson. British Columbia, has this day been dissolved by  mutual consent. All accounts due the firm are payable to  Edward Applewhaite, who assumes all liabilities. *  Dated at Nelson. B. C, this 11th day of June, 1*02.  Witness; .-EDWARD   APPLKWHAJTE,- ���������  David B. Bogle.      W..GESNER ALLAN,  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  licensing board at its next sitting for a hotel license to sell  liquor under the name of D. Giles & Son at Kaslo City,  Kootenav lake. B.C. I). GILES,  Kaslo City, June 25th, 1892. "E.GILES.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply to the  licensing board at its next sitting for a license for a hotel  at Pilot Bay. .DAVID  CLARK.  June 24th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  licensing board at its next sitting for a license for the  Hotel Victoria. SANFQRD   MILLS,  Nelson, June 20th. ANDREW   REVSBECH.  JCZ3 tLi  BLUE RIDGE  HOTUSE  Ten miles from Ka������lo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First Glass Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Oigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  Auction Sale!  We are instructed to sell by Public Auction on  SATURDAY, THE 2ND JULY,  At 7:30 P.M., at       \  ;7';'::'''W.;';:McLEAn;s;;hquse,.-  Victoria Street,  The following household goods, consisting of Parlor  Suites, Lounges, Bedsteads, Mattresses, Sewing Machines, Whatnots, Stoves, Crockery, Glassware, Bar  Goods, Bedding, etc., etc.  TERMS  CASH.  JOWETT &  HAIG,  Auctioneers, Nelson, B.C.  CRAIG & PARKIN  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterers,  Bricklayers and  Stone-Masons  Contracts  taken  for work at all" points   in  West Kootenay.  Nelson Sash, Blind & Door  FACTOET  Store Fixtures and Stair Building a Specialty.  D. McCallum &��������� Co., Proprietors.  FOR   RENT.  Five-Room Cottages to rent on   Vernon Street,  ply R. F. Perry.  Ap-

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