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 d  '7;  i  : j  ;    -���������������  1S  HUMBER 39.  AINSWORTH, BRITISH  COLUMBIA, WEDNESDAY,  JUNE 8, 1892.  TEN GENTS.  JOHN    IV   SMITH.  ������������������������������������ Do you object to having the"window up,  sir?'' ...���������"'���������'./������������������";'        .'���������;',       ../'.-A-: '���������'  ���������;..:���������** No, sir.',"',1- like fresh air. Can't live without breathing tny self. Shall I help you ? This  is the way the catch goes. Now we're comfoi*t-  able." ���������'       ��������� '���������>'[ ..'";,'.���������.������������������;. A: '���������'������������������  The 2 nnusually complaisant travellers who  addressed each Other were companions on a  train bound for Albany. One was a small, tbin  man, with a long crooked nose, and a wide  mouth ; the (ither fat man, with a generally  prosperous and well-to-do air, and a diamond  the size of bis thumb peeping above the top button of his long travelling coat. On this the  eyes of the thin  man  rested admiringly, and  after a pause, he remarked :  44 That's a splendid diamond you've got there.  1 know one when I see it, I'm a jeweller up in  Albany, and it's not often I have the pleasure of  adiwiriug such a stone as that."  n% How do you like that? " said the other traveller-extending his little finger,  and showing  another diamond set in a thick gold ring.  ' '* Beautiful," said the jeweller.    " Beautiful 1"  44 My wife lias a whole set as handsome," said  the fat gentleman.    i4 I am, perhaps, at 47 the  richest man in, , and I give you my word  that on my thirtieth birthday I wast starving.  Afclea^st, J* did not know where to get dinner,  and had had a soda cracker for breakfast. It is  notr-wise for a young clerk to give a piece,of his  mind to his employer,, 1 had done that, and  had been dismissed, and I could not find another  situation. I was very inexperienced, and looked  very green, I expect, for I'd only been in the  city '3 months. I wished myself back in Frog  Hollow, that morning, I tell you, eating griddle  cakes and molasses, or bacon and potatoes:  drinking water as cool as ice and as bright as  this diamond out of the eocoanut dipper that  always hung under the peaked shed of our old,  well/ I didn't despise old: "Uncle Jedediah's remark that 'you might make money in the city,  but so long as you kept a farm well, a farm  would keep you .and,your ..folk's,' as I did when  he nttered it If I'd had the fare in my pocket  I'd have been farming at Frog Hollow now, just  as happv as a clam, no doubt; but I hadn't a  dollar, and I was ready to break down. Thirsty  as 1 was, hungry, and remembering that a free  reading-rooiithard by they always had ice-water  on tap, I slunk in 'there, drank a couple of  glasses, and took tip a morning paper. I was.  ���������deep in the column *Melp Wanted,' when a hand*  touched ine on the shoulder and a voice said :  *'Prav. are you mr* John Smith?"  ������������������'��������� 4 Yes," I answered, turning to look at the  speaker.  " A" slim  boy  in a linen jacket stood before  He held a letter in his hand.  k Mr. .John P. Smith ?' he asked, referring to  it. ���������  '   ' '  " 'Yes.' said I again.  " 1 had been christened John Poppiugton,  ���������liter nivmv great-uncle. . .  v k All right, sir/ he said. * This is for you  then. Thev told too I'd find you here, sir very  probably,   '.sir.     Here's    the   letter,    sir.    Good  ���������morning, sir.' ,,  ���������k Then he placed the envelope at my. el bow,  ducked his head and vanished, while I, wonderingwho had been at so ..much trouble that 1  should get a letter, opened the envelope, and I  saw. upon a sheet of paper adorned-.with the.  representation of a large hotel with crowds ot  the most, fashionable ladies .and gentlemen entering and departing from its portals :  u  11H  I'm John P.  sir,  the clerk  Air. John P. Smith. Sir. Hearing that you  are at present disengaged, we desire to procure  your valuable services on your own terms. It  'is' a special ease wnieh. will require immediate  attention. Will you call on ���������ec���������-as above,  at  vour very earliest convenience?  "���������* *v. ���������. .  44 This, indeed, was a polite message. Even I,  with the usual good opinion young men have of  themselves was startled.  44 I had been almost on my knees .to., employers, who gave a curt 'No' for an answer,  and now, this. - o  ���������.'**���������Gould it be a trick of some of the other  clerks ? Yes, it must be. ���������*' If it is, said I, " I'll  show them how we polish off rascals at Frog  Hollow;' and slamming my hat on the back of  my head, and turning up my cuffs iu anticipation of the conflict, I hurried[up the street, and  murehing into the hotel, and up to the clerk at  the desk laid my envelope before him, and bellowed :  44 'Was this sent  from here?  Smith.'  44 To my utter astonishment,  bowed politely, smiled and. said :  " ' Yes, ��������� sir",- Here waiter���������Mr. A.'s private  room ; he is waiting for this gentleman.'  " I followed the waiter. After a long hall, a  large door and a square passage way, we came  to a door at he knocked.  "��������� * Come in !' cried a voice.  44 The waiter, opened the door, stepped back, ���������  allowed me to pass him, and shut me in.  44 I stood in a splendid little room, with a Persian rug on the floor, several wonderful chairs,  a library table, an imposing desk and a bookcase ; 2 middle-aged gentlemen, of very .important aspect, rose to greet trie.  44 * We are greatly obliged to you for your  promptitude, inr. Smith,' said the first,,shaking  hands warmly.  '��������� 4 It relieves us more than you can imagine,'  added the other offering his hand.  44 I bowed and smiled. .        ,   ���������.  44 * So considerate of you, too, to come in disguise.' said the first. 4 You are so well known  to criminals that it might have given alarm had  you come in your proper person ; but that makeup, now7, isn't it perfect, eh? Isn't it perfect?  I've had the pleasure of meeting you but once  before, but I shouldn't know you. A real countryman fresh from the-daises.. That linen coat,  those clean whiskers,-'and that wig���������'  k4 'Wig!' cried I. 4 See here, if you're making fun of me I'll-���������A  4,4 Good���������good," said mr. A., laughing; then,  becoming grave again : 'But now to the business for Which weneedyou. We were horrified  this morning, mr. Smith, to hear that lord  Dumpk itis, an E hgl ish noblen ram staying here  'before proceeding\o hunt the buffalo on the  plains, had been -'robbed of a tremendous sum���������  10 11roiKsand pounds, in fact���������50 thousand dollars  at least. ���������;������������������ ���������. ' '.',  A'The credit of our house is involved. We  '���������are in a terrible dilemma. Servants and employees have been searched; all innocent, Lam  sure. Our night clerk is the only one who had  any opportunity���������but we have confidence in  him.': No guest lias left. It was not a burglar.  No, sir. We will take you to lord Lumpkin's  room, and he will give you all particulars.  " * Of course, inr. Smith, you'll stay here  while you work up the case. I've put room No.  5 at your disposal. Meals, a la carte here, you  know. Pray complain to us if you are not comfortable. After our interview'will you lunch  with us while we talk it over?'  k'\ Would 1 lunch ? Little they knew the emptiness of my stomach. I would have hutched, I  am afraid, 'with any imp.of darkness who had  invited me.  '* 1 understood nothing that was required of  me, but as I had done a'great deal of copying,  and had a reputation for writing rapidly and  well 1 had been clerk in a real estate office,  and had a dim idea-of law business and legal  papers���������I supposed it was something of that  sort for which they needed ine. At all events,  whatever happened, I would live wellwhile.it.  lasted. 1 followed them to. his lordships.room  and took careful notes of all he told me he had  lost. "The'form.of the money, the names on the  cheques, and a description of certain jewellery  also vanished���������a-rare "-*atch and some rings  that were heirlooms.  " ' Minaturc of a young lady, set in diamonds.  In point of fact, a likeness of lady Catherine,1  said the young lord, with a blush, so that I understood* what he thought of lady Catherine.  44 * The iniiiature will probably be the clue,'  said mr. A. ','"'" A,- ���������:X^.:���������;'''���������:'.'v'7.->:  I remarked, 'Naturally/ anct noticed that my  taking down a descript ion of the minat ure was  approved of. * It's to i)e given to the police, of  course,'I said to myself.  44 'I will find paper, pens, arid ink in my  room * I suppose ?  I said. ������������������ ��������� A ���������:���������  44 They answered that I would; and mr. B.  suggested that I ''could not be supposed���������that I  4 could not be supposed���������that is, of course���������I  could not give them any idea of the time I '  44 41 shall have finished by tomorrow morning,' said I.    ' I shall hand it to you then.'  444Good   gracious!  with  what absolute  certainty, you speak!' cried mr. A.   4,A case like '[  this!    Weil, you are a marvel.' ?  44 We had a glorious lunch after that, and L  was not used to champagne then; cider had  been quite good enough for me.   I wept to my  room  in a very queer condition, and saw four *  pens and as many inkstands.  44This was not in a condition in which to do ,  any copying.    I bethought me that a shower;  bath might sober ine, and, being guided to the,  bath-room by a waiter, came out refreshed by  the soaking, re-entered my room, as I supposed,  and laid down on a lounge in a dark alcove to V  take a short nap.   I came to myself at some  very late hour.   The gas was lit in the room,  and two ladies sat at a table at some distance .  from the nook in which I lay���������showy women,/  (> who did not look, I thought, too respectable. l  One was Old, the other young. They had spread ���������  upon the table paper, money, and other things, ;  and were arranging the former.   The young  woman spoke first. '    . A  444No wonder they are. at a loss,' she.said; *.I  went acrors the balcony and slipped in while;  the boy was asleep, I took the things from  under his very nose. Everything was well  fashioned when he left the room. They are off  the scent; they think it happened last night. I  suppose you telegraphed to me? What did you  telegraph?'        ���������'������������������<.   "' '.A''  ��������� ���������.'.'*.,* .G'hil'd dymgAtittered the .-old ..woman. 'Come  at once.'   ��������� ���������>.,  : '���������"' Very well. oThat makes the best excuse,'  said the younger one. 4We'll order a carriage  to go to the Park, keep it waiting till the telegram comes,.! then off.     Here, give   me   your  .'petticoat.'"':;  44 Peeping   from   behind   the   curtain   that  draped t he alcove, I saw the old-woman hand  a black-silk-quilted skirt to the young one, whos  began to patch it on the wrong side, laying  notes and papers in the black silk squares.  44After a while she said:  'I4That girl's miniature set in diamonds must  go in, too; give me that and the emeralds.  They say they have sent for Smith to work up  the case'. He's not here, for I know him and he  knows me.    Well, I'm generally lucky.'  ��������� "These words were the open sesame that revealed the truth.    I understood it now.  "There was another John P. Smith, and he  -was'-a detective. Hence the conduct of the  conduct of the proprietors of this hotel. Under  the influence of champagne I had entered the  the wrong room���������by chance that of the woman  who'had robbed the young, nobleman.  44 A turn of the shaded light would reveal my  presence to the thieves who were concealing  their booty. My life would he in danger if that  desperate young woman w7ere armed.  "I had only xvne chnrce of concealing myself  --to roll olf behind the lounge which had no  back.  "Being slim as an eel at the time,. I contrived  to do this silently, and waited the result. At  that.moment,-sir/l understood what was in me.  I developed the cuteness which is now my principal characteristic.  44 'Take advantage of your opportunity,' says  I to myself. "Don't give yourself away. Play  detective, take your pay, your reward. It's  honestly earned, and manage to acquit yourself  with credit.'  ���������*--*ii  if  -V^  77^"te������  >f  s  ��������� 7<  !,, p*w**^r  i. <w#������.,ainfirm������,������������  HOT SPRINGS NEWS:   AINSWOETH, B.C, JUNE 8, 1892.  4  'A?  s.- ���������  v if���������  v������~7  ??f fM  *?7<  7   |>  l,  vV7i'ft  .-,.' i  ��������� J'-''  ���������f,  K^A:.',:  c?Ti    ;1 ,*' 7-��������� >     *n  ;,*a  "My heart heat, my head spun; but I watched  and listened like a mouse.  ���������A I ��������� saw how everything was packed. I. -saw  the old woman' take*-the' skirt and put it on, and  cotne and lie down on the lounge above me,  with a cloak over her. I saw the light lowered,  and heard the other woman lie down on the  bedstead.  "The thief above uie groaned first and snored  afterwards. Then the young" woman was as  quiet as if she was dead,  "I crept out, crawled on my knees and elbows  to the door, found the key in the lock, opened  the door, and was safe, though I had heard the  young woman start and cry:  "'Jane, are you up? Who is there?'  *'I found the night-watchman walking the  house in his slippers, and signaling hi in to  silence, said:  "'Call the proprietors. Tell them mr. John  P. Smith wants them instantly, and bring them  here.' ,  "Meanwhile I watched the door I had just  left.  "Mr. A. came first in a dressing-gowu. Mr.  B. in ah ulster.  "'Gentlemen,' I said, with an air they had  not yet seen, *mv mission is accomplished. The  thieves occupy that room. They are a lady and  a woman who passes a& her elderly servant.  They are professional thieves. The young  woman crossed the balcony and committed the  robbery while lord Lumpkfns slept. The booty  is stitched in a quilted petticoat on the old  woman's person. Tomorrow they will receive a  telegram which will summon them away. You  need not fear, insulting reputable guests. These  people will be easily dealt with. Set a watch  on the'door and arrest them quietly tomorrow.'  "I see we are eomipg to the station, so I will  make haste and finish.  "The women were arrested. Lord Lumpkins  got his property back���������Lady Catherine, and all  ���������and was very generous. The hotel men paid  ��������� I nie splendidly; and, after another dinner, I  ���������went awayAvith a little fortune in my pocket.  I read of the bright work of John P. Smith in  all the papers, and the other fellow was welcome to the reputation. I took my little pile  to Montana, bought a ranch and made my fortune. All through about as complete a stroke  of pure luck as ever happened to a man. Well,  good-bye, sir, haven't a minute."  The little jeweler stuck his head out of the  window7 to look after him, but he was gone,  with a flash from his collar button and a flash  .from his finger.  *4He looked lucky, and perhaps his story was  true j" thought the jeweler.  Who can tell? q _ :AA    . A.A'7'  THE HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON WED-  % .".. '       ".  . '     ���������.''���������.'''.���������'������������������''������������������;.' ."  nesdays, and will be niailed to subscribers at the following  rates, payable inaadvaitce;:   One year $4, six months $2.50,  three months $1.50.    Advertising rates given on application.  No^'/communication- or letter over an  anonymous  signature  will he printed.  BOGLE & WHALLEYi Proprietors.  0t  ������^rtitQ  B  ���������&  0/  ONE   MAN'S   OPINION  Mr.   David   Oppenheimer,   the   ex-mayor  of  Vancouver, is reported to have inade  the following' deliverance at Montreal:    " You eastern  "people, I presume, have heard of the Sheppard  "and Kootenay railway matter.    For the priv-  " ilege of draining our grand mineral resources  " into the States they modestly ask us to give  " them a land subsidy.    Of course, the public  44 sentiment is against them.    The CAP. R. are  '.-������������������" already preparing to tap that, country   by a  " railway through the Crow's Nest Pass.    This  " company deserves every consideration from  44 British  Columbia and the Dominion."    This,  of course,  is conclusive.    If mr. David Oppenheimer, from the eminence of his ex-civic dignity,   says  that   the Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard  railway would be a bad thing for the province .  and that the.opinion'of the province is against  it, there is no appeal.    The united testimony of  the  people of the province, the   press, and the  house    of   representatives   has    little   weight  against the statement of one man when that  man is mr. David' Oppenheimer.. Mr. David  Oppenheimer is, we believe, an ex-mayor. It is  a failing common in ex-mayOrs to imagine that  a little municipal distinction gives them' the  right to speak with authority on'��������� .questions'cif.  state policy with regard to which they have as  a rule neither the intelligence nor the training  to form an opinion. We are accustomed to look  upon the development of municipal government as the great achievement of the century.  It has had one serious drawback. It has produced the ex-mayor. It would not he worth  our while to comment on the opinion of mr.  David Oppenheimer on any question except the  value of tea or something kindred, but for the  fact that eastern people are apt to give weight  to such opinions when they happen to coincide  with their own prejudices. The eastern Canadians are beginninjfto realize that West Kootenay is a big country. They have left it to  American enterprise to find this out. But they  know it now, and mean to benefit by their  knowledge at other people's expense, notably  the inhabitants of this province. Does it ever  occur to them to calculate the risk they are  running of having the vague regret felt by  every British Columbian that this province ever  had anything with the Dominion of Canada  transformed into a resolute determination to  remedv the mistake?  V v  ���������i..-,. ���������,  ���������.H^.,���������, ���������,,...��������� _, ,,���������.., ������ .. ��������� ������. h.���������, ���������������������������,., - ��������� j-.    ,,.���������..,.   , ���������., , ������������������... .,. ��������� , ���������J ,*������+ ���������. ������...  -,.. .��������� U, u.���������.  ARTHUR   E.   HODdlNS,  (A. M, Can. Soc. C. E.)  OIYIL ENGINEER AND ARCHITECT,,  Victoria St., Next I>oor to Hotel IMiair, Nelson, U. ������'.  "W_ JEl. OZHEEJSTIFNriE-^  AEOHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  Corner Ward and Baker Streets.  FRANK B. HARPER,  NELSON, B. C.  TIE.A.OIHIEIR,   OIF   THESIS VIOLX 1ST.  Music furnished for all occasions.  Ev C. AR^UrViVI. D.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soe. C. E.  PROVINCIAL" .>, LAND -!- SURVEYOR  BALPOXJE,  AB.   O.  Telephone Connection.  Licentiate of the Uoyal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 10.  A. STOLBERG,  ASSAYER and CHEMIST,  ..���������AINSWORTH, B.C.  Is prepared to assay all kinds of ore. , Copper assay by electrolysis.    All orders will receive)prompt attention.  Next door to Ainsworth hotel.  R.  Perry, Gray, Davys & Cavill  II.   I'AVBStJ,,    M.   E���������   ,tSSAI-K2t,   \KI.SO\,   15.  E. C. (.'arpenter'Avill act as agent for H. U. 'Cavill, M. K  and all  samples left with,  him  al   Eldnrnrlo willAc forwarded and certificates returned, as I'lromjJtly aspossili'le.  FOR RENT.  Offices and stores on Josephine street  BOGLE ^c   WiLVLLKY, The Miner othee.  The Nelson  WARM   STREET.  Mining STOCKS and PROPERTIES Negotiated.  Orders Taken for .Colorado fctwks,  .    FOR SALE.,'  A fractionaU extension of the "Ollie," which is an extension of the "Dandy."  LEAN & PARKIN,  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will contract for all kinds of work, materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town  iti Kootenay l^ike country.  luIIMIE   ^ODR   S.AJL.:E3  at Nelson and Pilot Hay or delivered at any point on the  lake in any sized quantities.   Address P. 0. box 17, Nelson,  "XTmowat &Tc~or  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for storelittingn, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of ouildintfsand K'HUf ntec  satisfaction.   Shop: corner Josephine and lilutl* s���������t������.  HOTEL  Accommodation for  Travelers at the End of the  Slocan Trail.  GRAND CENTRAL  HOTEL,   KASIiO.  Fincst AcconimodationH in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  AIUI1IE  frLETCIIEK, Proprietor and Manager.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston  {of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and -concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731, 'Vancouver, B. C.  TernH cash.  JOWETT & HAIG,  Mining Brokers^ Real Estate Agents  and Commission Brokers.  S;ki,sox axii hkvklstoke.  Options and workini? bonds on good in'osp'TtSwanted.  Temporary otiico in McDonald's fvirniluW- -stoVo....  Contractors and Builders.  AINSWORTH,  B. C.  '.-The.-above linn will eontr.M-t for.alT kinds of carpenter  work. Plans aiul >peei!leat ions furnislu-d On '-short notice.  All kinds of mining and mill work al tended to.  HENRY & ADAMS,  PIONEER DEUQ STORE,  ..tl.YSWOKTII,   |$. 4 .  Drugs and Medicines, Wall Paper, Paints and Oils.  Tobacco and-Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc..  Carpenter's Pack Train  Packing from  Kldorado to ih<> .Mines,  K-^.TOE    2     CENTS    ^_   ^POXJ'JSriD.  Orders at Hunter ^ 'MeKinnon's or K. (*. Carpenter. Kldorado City, or through direct from Nelson merchants. /p  t;  WOKSK   TIIi\  pkosi������ech\<;.  There arc* 10,<XJO p<Mf|>|<������ in NVw York every  night without shelter. At this reason of the  year some of them hide in Central park, some  sit on the benches in the squat es till a late hour,  some continue to walk, and the heavens above  only know what some do with themselves; hut  the sun lhuls every morning that this army of  star gazers and early street walkers never grow  less. At, an early morning hour a policeman  was seen to hustle a half dozen of these poor  fellows without shelf or and couch out of one of  the puhlie squares. They drifted to the Bowery,  the centre of gravity for so many wayfarers in  this city, and were seen to enter a rickety old  hostlery hy way of a pair of steps. Hy this circuitous route of steps they found themselves in  a small and dimly lighted room, making terms  of1 lodging with a well-fed looking fellow seated  behind a small desk.    Hut, the host was doing  business solely for the money and not conducting an institution of charity, for 2 of these half-  starved street arahs did not  have the   3 cents,  the price of lodging, and were ordered hack to  the streets, to he kept ori the move hy the police.  There was no sign on the street entrance to this  office, hut up over the office door, in large black  letters on a dingy gray surface, was the following sign:    *'First-class   spot   lodging ��������� clean  floors���������good order."   Then, under these lines, in  much   smaller   letters:   f* Terms   of   fare   per  night :    For seats tin the floor, 3 cents ; for seat  in chair, 5 cents : for lying on the floor, 5 cents;  for cot, 10 cents."  At this hour tjie man at. the little pine desk in  the corner of the sunall office was receiving"..a  stream of .guests, who were retiring as fast as  they paid their lodging. It was general Booth's  race of ���������'belated savages," who constitute such  a large element in New York's population, and  aud here was a hotel 'run on certaiu business  principles and with a profit with this class as  patrons.  ** You seem to he doing considerable business/' said a visitor to the man at the desk,  whose sharp business fact1 smiled as he said:  ** Yes.* this place is crowded every night."  ** But how 'do you lodge them and how do you  keep order among such characters?" !  '* I will show you tbe 1 rooms were these fed- |  lows sleep," and then be opened a door into a ,  room about Ills.Hi feel, and adjoining the office. ,  This room contained ,"> rows of stool bottom ,  chairs, and would seat 25 or I>0 persons. Every  chair had an occupant, who reposed with bis '  bead on the chair in front and his feet on the !  rounds. Kvery inmate* appeared to sleep as  souiidlv as a ediihl. ,  In t lie* next room tho hard floor was literally ���������  e-ovored with the forms of ill-clad men, whose ���������  arms where placed under their hoaels for pil- :  lows. They were arranged in rows with heads j  to heads. |  The third room was tilled  with cots, arranged   j  as berths ina car, hut only 2 foot apart.    These   ;  cots   were  constructed   by tightly stretching 2   |  parallel rones across the room and tying .them   !  do staples driven into the wall.   Coarse canvass    j  was sewed ."'upon/ these   ropev and the lodgers,  j  were   shelved.    A    tramp    who   had    10--cents' j  ���������could stretch himself o.n this canvass bet wren 2   j  ropes. "The fourth and :Uent  room was a large   j  one'   'luqn*s'tightlv   stretched across the room   j  'about oleetapa!:!   'were tied   i.iit o staples driven    j  into the -walls.-  The   weary   came  in. sat down   j  their calves, hungtheir arms akimbo upon    i  the   receptmn  of t heir heads and   j  HOT SPEINGS NEWS:   AINSWOETH, B. 0., JUNE 8, 1892.    ''*'"'  BRITISH   COLUM  RON  WORKS.  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of  All  Classes of Machinery.    Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   MiSlFtiTI KEKS   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines, Steam  Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass Goods, Sheet and other  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES AND SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., YAN00UVEE, B, 0.  J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE,  Secretary-Treasurer. Manager.  *7.  )3.543 in 1880 to $24,651,558,565 in 1890, an increase uurintf the decade of $7,748,591,992, or  45.84 per cent. Should the same relations be  found to exist between the assessed valuation  in 189U and the valuation as it existed in 1890,  the absolute wealth of the United States may  he estimated at $04,648,000,000, or more than  $1000 per capita, as against $514 in 1860, $780 in  1870 and $870 in 1880.  Nelson Sash, Blind & Door  FACTOET  Store Fixtures and Stair Building a Specialty.  D. McCallum & Co., Proprietors.  BREMNER & WATSON,  AISSWOKTU, B.C.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR HIRE.  Contract* taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL  TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Agents    for   Davics-Say ward    Sawmill    Company's  Lumber, Moldings, and  Shingles.  Telephone 9o.  . H, Lee & Co.  Seal Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers.  ������?ff  ,<>M  ,-^7-^.Mi  iM-a  ^4    an.-^'-usanf^  AGREEMENTS OF ALL  KINDS DRAWlSTUPt^^  }777  KASLO,   B.   CL  KASLO LOTS FOE SALE  NOTICE.  V court of assize, nisi prias, oyer and terminer and gen-  oral goal delivery will be held at. Nelson, in the county of  koot'enav, on Wednesday, the 22nd day of June, 1892. By  roinmand JOHN  ROBSON,  Nelson, May 23th 1892. Provincial secretary.  *������, >  > >i M  AND  WANTED.  B. H. LEE,  Notary Public.  QHT0E  N ear Steamboat Landing.  5 >  -t    ajO-^Ajfi  5*s    . -f^e^"  NOTICE.  ?&~~-  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine  owners, miners, and prospectors   = =---=.   .  FROM   KASLO   CITY  TO THE SL00AF NOTES,  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at ail times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tribu-  tary to Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  a  %"\  - -$  -\  ������  BBSS  BBS  ������  AN  \or  U})<>!)  the    t < >pe  t im> slept. , ���������,;,.       rpi  ������������������ Hut   if ihev  haven't  theb cents.-' t.noy  don't ������'vl in, We kepi, a room in cold wealher  \vheveA\\ who could raise 2 centsmight stand  a!1(|,vsi  tht.ii\anii---ni������d bead upt)n ii rope.     h,in  -������ ���������  discontinued now .  t h<>re  was  <>1 an estai)lishnient  'i,...ii. ��������������� ;b������iM^������.isi/<.������d bat. and vet  Notiee--is Ivorehv given that a sitting of the eoiinty court  of' Kootenav will* lie held at Nelson on Thursday, the 23rd  davo!MuiH7lS<>2. T.   It.   UIFF1X,  Nelson, I*. C\, May.2.Mb. 18;>2.     lvegistrar county court.  The EASIEST aud QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY. 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*  ER   ^WATSON  Tins was a  semvrlv uivale.MSian a lat-re  <n,ivs ,')f human 'beintrs slept.- moved ami. luui  tb./n-ni^btlyd.ein^ ainid its Mjiiabd scenes and  fetid atmospber-e.  A   hi!lie! in  iss  l*nit<'d  Si.-des  all prepei-: y in  railroad  propt'-rl \  Wealth   ol' i!i������*   1'nile.d  staler.  ued by t lie census bureau of the  shows the   nssrs-od  \ aiuat inn of  the United States in 1SW. eseepi  inrieasiul  from  $H>.(.H12.-  na  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby"jjiven '..that the following additional  'inininm recordiiar division in the West Kootenay electoral  district has been" established, namely :--  ������; sioean--Alexander Sproar. recorder���������to comprise all  the countrv on Slocan lake and Slocan river above its  main fork, including the \vest branch of the Slocan river  aud  all streams and  tributaries flowing into any of the  said waters. ,,....      ,.   ,     XT ,  Notice is also given that the limits ot the Nelson mining  recording division, as detirvctl. on the mh day of December,  ism  arc altered bv excluding that portion of country contained within the aforesaid Slocan division.  1 .lOHN. ROBSON.  Provincial secretary and minister of mines.  Provincial secretary's otliee, April 2i>th,.lS92.  Tsrapidlv becoming one of the chief points in the Kootc-  nav Lake Country. -Lots can be had at reasonable ngur.es  and on good terms.   Write or apply, to ���������_  C   HAMBER Agent,.Nelson, B. C.  KOOTENAY  LODaE,  No. 16,  I. 0. 0. F.  Ceets every Monday night at 20 o clock in Hume s Hall.  eer^ ��������� J. H. Matheson, N. G., G. AY. Aldous, \ . G., YY .  is-oa" Secretary. J.Fred.  Hume, Treasurer.   Visiting  M  Olti  Hod     ��������� ...... #     .  members cordially invited to attend.  ���������Mill  mmatm , ^.fc^^t^rfrffg^s^^^  HOT SPKDJGS NEWS:   AlffSWORTH,  B. G., JUNE 8, 1892.  tw  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  Front Street,  KASLO CITY.  DEALERS   I3ST  Miners' Siipplies, Iron Hardware, Groceries, Pro visions, 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,    o  LOCAL   A>!>   B������EKSO\AL.  W. Jevons has returned from Spokane.  Ten men are at work on the Alpine road.  Scott McDonald is on his way in, and is laying over In Spokane for a day or two.  The owners of the Dictator intend to sink a  100-foot shaft on their claim, and mean to put  in the assessment work on the 4 or 5 other  claims which form the group.  On Tuesday the United was visited by S. P.  Palmer. The drift to the south is in 3 feet of  ore on, the same shute from which ore was  shipped last year. Galena has been struck iu  the 150 foot level.  The steamer Ainsworth -is., tied up at the customs station at Bykert. -The owners are unable  to get her away as it is asserted that before she  can be released it' will be necessary for her to be  examined, not only by the boiler "inspect or, but  by an inspecting board; and this because the  boiler was made in Chicago; and lias some  patent fuel-saving, apparatus attached. The  manufacturers in the east give but a small  amount of encouragement to people in this district to deal with them. The machinery for  Buchanan's new steamer, which was ordered  some considerable time before the machinery  for the Ainsworth, is not yet to hand. Had it  not been for the red tapeism of the customs officers the American made machinery would  have been running on Kootenay lake some  weeks ago. 1 f the eastern manufaeturers wish  to do any business with this part of the country  they will have to get a move on. There is such  a thing as too muchprotection.  KASLO    XOTEfc.  Nothing further is known of Pound's strike  except that it is a very large body of ore.  Two men arrived here from Eldorado last  Thursday at 3 p, m., having come through since  the morning.  It is a great inconvenience having no post  office here. The Kaslo mail is all sent to Ainsworth, the time taken in sorting it there usually  loses a mail.  A petition is being signed by numbers of free-  miners asking the government to establish, a  record office here. -Considerable delay is caused  bv   its -being"nece.ssa.rv   to  take  the record to  Ainsworth, the boats not running often enough  to enable the miner to do the trip from Kaslo to  Hot Springs and back under three days.  Another find by Cavanagh, reported Wednesday, about 3 miles this side of Bear lake, gives  galena mixed with gray copper, 30 inches wide,  assaying $1GLC0 in silver ; name of claim, Lord  of the Hills.  The 2 strikes referred to last week were  Thompson and Whit tier's Monte Cristo, and  Pound's. The. Monfe Cristo galena assays $108  in silver and 60 per cent lead, tbe carbonates  averaging $50. The ledge matter is carbonates,  kidney galena, and is 10 feet wide. It is traceable for 300 feet. The "discoverers mean to do  work enough to show what they really have  got. The Monte Christo is about IS miles from  Kaslo and 2 miles from the Jakes.  I'ttOVIXCIAL   XEWft.  * The Nanaimo output of coal has uuder'gorie  "considerable increase this spring.  Twelve live eastern prelates are traveling  round in British Columbia just now.  A eoi'npany is prospecting for coal at North  Vancouver, with every prospect of success.  The salmon run on the Fraser river has been  falling off rapidly during the last week otv.t wo.  Vancouver beat Victoria at cricket by 5 runs  on Saturday June 11th. Vancouver w-as also  victorious at lacrosse.  The Bank of British Columbia has taken  possession of'the Vancouver City Foundry on a  writ for a debt of nearly $70,000.  Cases of smallpox are still reported from Vancouver and New Westminster. Rumors point  to the existence of the disease in Victoria.  The Colonist claims to have discovered shocking cases of the debauching of 'young git Is in  Victoria, and calls foivan investigation by tlie  authorities.  A sample of marble from Texada island has  been tested at Nanaimo as to what kind of polish it will take. It proves to be marble of the  finest quality.  Forty-five hundred dollars  was  realized   bv a  clean-up  last  week on  the Rattler claim, Fair-  view.    Over 50.'claims have been recorded there-,  since April 1st.  Mr. and-nil's. -Hope and child and A. Beacon  were-upset'from a small boat   whilst   trying to  board  the   K.   P.  Kit bet,  near  Plumper's Pass.  Mrs. Deacon and child drowned.  A project has been set on foot to transport  the Beaver to Chicago for exhibition ,at the  World's Fair. The Beaver rounded Cape Horn  in 1835 and has been in constant use till within  12-months.  T. W Procter and others have located and surveyed 300 acres at the mouth of Duck creek,  where the Moyiez trail crosses the Kootenay  river. The astute owners contemplate the possibility of townsite.speculation when the Crow's  Nest   Pass road heroines a fact.  Captain A. K. Chittenden, formerly of the  British navv, but now employed bv the British  museum for the purpose of studying the character, habits, etc.,'of the North American Indian,  is en route for Alaska, Captain Chittenden has  been for many years studying the geological  formation, of tlu* glaciers and mountains of  Alaska, and during his sojourn in that wild and  uninhabited country has been the hero of many .  exciting adventures. Mr, Chittenden is a standard authority on matters pertaining to natural  history, and his works on t KO) formation and -  characteristics of glacial formation will be  found in the libraries of students both in this  country and Europe. The captain will spend  the coming summer in and about the Queen  Charlotte islands, returning to --England in December. His secretary and co-worker. Paul  Brydon, accompanies him North.  A -whole. Indian   family,   consisting   of  the  parents and 3 children, in Uilooet. are supposed  to have? been murdered'.'.   A faniily who lives at  Seaton .lake* went to ���������Bridge river to work in the  placer   diggings  as  was   their-.' annual   custonV  about March 20th.    On April   1th the elder'girl'  went into Lillooet on h<lrse back; to buy "a sack  of flour and that was the hist seen   of; anv   of  thelib    Qn May 1Mb 2 Indians called  at   their  tent on the bank of the river.    An exat'uina.t ion  disclosed blood stains on''the sack.of.- Hour and a  pillow as well as -marks on t he rocks and ground  Where the   bodies- were   dragged -to   the river,  there  was  also  hair .-and' blood stains  on   the  rocks.    A   rifhv  saddle   and -other41 rticles that  the family owned are also missing.    As but little of the ilour js used  it   is .'.supposed' that   t lie  murders/occurred   about   2 days after the girl  was seen at   lalldoct, ��������� or about  the (5th uf May.  The Indian agent   for Lillooet   has oO'ered h-re---  ward of $200 for t he discovery and convict ion'of  t he murderers.  This-Townsite is now being cleared and surveyed, and will be placed on the  ��������� market as early in June as the work can be completed.  MR.  . NEWTO  WILL ACT AS KESIDENT AGENT.


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