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 atWi*^v-������*i***^ta-*������ifK ���������^^mrtr^jjyip^wSa  HOT SPRINGS NEWS.  HUMBEB 30.  AINSWORTH,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, WEDNESDAY, APEIL 6, 1892.  TEN GENTS.  Till-   SK1L   IM>U HUBS   HAVE \0  l*K���������ITK<TIO\.  The sealers of  British  Columbia   have  been  warned  by tbe Canadian  government that   if  they enter Behring sea this season they do so at  their own risk. The government, while it does  no! forbid them to enter the sea, warns them  that if they do they alone must suiter the consequences. The letter of instructions came to  collector Milne and is as follows:  Ottawa, March 19th. 1892. To collector of  customs, port of Victoria, B. (J.���������Sir: 1 have  the honor to hand you herewith a copy of a telegraphic despatch from lord Kniitsford, colonial  secretary, London, to his excellency the gov-  ernor-geneial, Ottawa, bearing date the 18th instant, requesting that the proper port authority  at all harbors on the Pacific coast be dheeted to  inform owners of vessels clearing, or which have  cleared this year, for Behring sea. that her majesty's government and the United States gov-"  eminent have agieed to submit to arbitration  the question whether sealers have a right of the  United States to seal in the Behring sea to the  Russian line: that both 'governments have made  propositions for intermediate regulation restraining the catch of seals in the said waters in case  the arbitration agreement should be ratified, and  that notice be given to all sealers proposing to  seal in the said waters that tlieydo so at their  own risk, warning them of the liability to interruption to which they may be ex nosed in consequence of the said agreement s. \ on will therefore take prompt and emcunit action in the  premises and see that the masters and owners  of vessels clearing this season from your port,  or from any place under the survey of your  port, are furnished with a copy of the text of  tbe dispatch and their special attention called  thereto, and that they be particularly warned  of possible consequences in case of any non-attention to the intimations therein contained. I  have the honor- to he, sir, your most obedient  servant, W. G. Par melee, commissioner.  Immediately on the receipt of the instructions  collector Milne prepared the following letter directed to the masters and owners of British  schooners:  Victoria. B. C March 28th, 1892. To master  and owners of British schooner : 1 am directed by the commissioners of customs to furnish you with a copy of the text of the annexed  dispatch, and your'special attention is called  thereto, that, you may be particularly warned  of possible consequences in case of non-attention to the intimations therein contained.  A. H. Milne, collector of customs.  Lord Knntsford to lord Stanley:    March 18th,  1892.    Pleas-'direct   the proper port   authorities  at all harborson thy Pacdiccoast to inform owners who are clearing or have cleared this year  for Behring sen that her inajest y's government  and the Uniti'd States government have agreed,   ;  Mihjcct  to the ratification of the senate, to submit' to arbitration the question  whether sealers  have a light   to seal in the eastern   half of Behring sea t<> t he east of t he Russian line, and t hat  it   is possible the sentence iA' the  said   tribunal  may he given within tbe present fishing, season.   ,  Moreover, that   both her ma je>t y's government   j  aud the '-United States government  have made-!  propositions ��������� for ��������� intermediate'   regulations   re-   I  straining the catch of seals in the said  waters-  |  in case the said arbitration agreement 'should be   ;  ratified.-    Neither the arbitration agreement nor   !  any intermediate agreement have' been yetdeli-. j  .niteVy-adopted   between .the .two governments,   i  and whether they are adopted and on what date,   j  is necessarily a matter of uncertainty ; but notice   j  is hereby given to all  sealers proposing to seal   j  ill the said  waters that   they do so at their own   j  risk, and after warning of the liability to inter-   j  rupt'ion to which they may be exposed in conse-   j  quenre of either of the said agreements.. !  Knutsford.  A   Kallcrr������l OM  War   Eu'tflt*.  A  few   days   ago  T.   W.   Landers  shot  and  wounded a gray eagle, near the Dresback bridge  on Big Pine, in Ohio, and after considerable  trouble he succeeded in capturing and carrying  it to R. Dresback'** store. A strip of sheet brass  was discovered coiled around the bird's neck and  made- fast by a brass wire. The strip of brass  measured 2i inches in width and 13 in length,  with letters stamped on which said: "Memphis,  Tenn., Aug. 15, J861. Samuel O. Boils, Co. G.  57th O. V. J." The bird is a savage-looking monster. One wing measured over three feet. A  portion of the other being shot away they could  not get the exact dimensions. He is now confined in a cage.  _____  CHy Castles Tor Millionaire*.  There are signs that New York may be entering upon a sensational eta in Jiouse-buiidmg.  Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt's determination to  erect on Fifth avenue a residence to cost $2,000,-  000 according to present estimates, and, therefore, perhaps twice that much before it is completed, is pretty sure to lead other multi-millionaires to do the same. It seems to be mr.  Vanderbilt's present plan to buy a large part of  a Fifth avenue block not already owned by him  and erect thereon a residence that will eclipse  some of the imperial residences of Europe. The  rich and liberal gentlemen of New York are  keeping pretty close watch on each other of late,  with a view of taking notice that one of their  number does* not secure any great advantage  Over the other one in the religious, financial or  social world. This was observed" when mr.  Rockefellers recent gift'of $1,000,000 loan educational institution was,quickly, followed by one  from Jay Gould for $10,000 for church extension,  which lias since been supplanted by $25,000 to  the university of the city of New York. While  mr. Gould did not exactly cover mr. Rockefeller's ante, his action nevertheless illustrates  what 1 have said. These rich gentlemen do not  like to see any particular gentleman get too far  in advance of the procession. So, if mr. Van-  derbilt erects an expensive habitation in New  York, where ground is scarce and exceedingly  high priced, other rich men are more than likely  to follow his example. Perhaps it is because  they intend to put* up these* imperial palaces  that these gentlemen have been endeavoring to  make arrangements through the legislature to  exclude the vulgar public, from the use of Fifth  avenue. _                    Itivulry   lt������������tw<������ci������   Electricity aud  toiujircssotl   Air.  Chicago has just passed an ordinance authorizing a corporation to lay pipes for transmitting  compressed air for power. One of its street-car  lines has signed a contract for introducing compressed air as a motor. This brings up the  rivalry between compressed air and electricity.  Buffalo is  interested  because she   is expecting  l>R.   PETERS   OX    4FK1���������A\   WO\l>EK$.  Lively news is received from German Africa.  Two expeditions are now on the move.   One intends to restore the caravan route from the  mountain Kdima-Njaro to the Victoria Nyanza  lake,   it was got up by ihe East Africa Company with money raised by the anti-slavery lottery.   It is composed of 200 carriers and fifty  soldiers, and is led by dr. Beiiman, who expects  to be able to return to the coast in about twelve  months.   The   other  expedition is led  by dr.  Peters, and travels from the Kiiiuia,Njaro to the  Soda lake, where herr Eh!ers found large quantities of soda a few years ago.   Dr. Peters has  has now improved -upon . Enters aud rejj^AW  find of immense quantities of saltpetervirith gas  wells of sulphur, bromide1; and chlorine.   These ,  reports of ar. Peters are received with gleat  caution, because none of the numerous travelers  that passed these parts in former, times ever reported such deposits.   Dr. Peters Us credited a  certain amount of inaccuracy, which lends color/  to doubts expressed regarding his reports. .Ed-*,;,  ward Bellamy's  ''Looking   backward" has in-,  spired a Genuati author of the name of HeiHzka  to write a book entitled '*Free]ahd,*?in which he  proposes to found a "communistic colony in ai  valley near moutit Kenia*in eastern ^Africa; TtieV  region  is described by all the -travelers that,:  passed it as an earthly paradise.   Tvyentyfeight:;  societies, with a total membership of, aftoutl"aT:  thousand, haye been formed alldvei;thecountry,>-  t he mem hersdecla ring themsel yes 'to >$>���������*>. willing^- *���������$!*  to go to Kenia.   One enthusiastic /disciple ;has3^Sy������|  given to the association^ the eubr'rnotis^siiin^ote:'^.^  $10.000���������that is, $10 a head���������tostart them in the"  enterprise, the remainder of the members not  having any dollars, or cents either, to invest.  But here the speculative mind of the^ schemers  has come to their assistance.   The Kenia regiou  is located withiu the sphere of British influence,  so that the would-be German colonists can not  count on any help in the fatherland.    They say  therefore that the British nation, being recognized the colonizing race par excellence, ought  to assist them to go to Kenia and prove to the  world that the idea of communism can be made  an   astounding practical  success.     So   far  the  British  pockets have  remained  closed against  the Hertzkatites,    Now the latter have sent an  exploring expedition of two to Kenia, the report  of which is anxiously expected.    A member of,  the German imperial"family is said to be deeply  interested in the scheme.  Instruction  of Drones.  This does not necessarily occur in, the fall, but  may take place at any time in the summer; but  f have several times known the drones killed  off between apple-bloom and white clover, only  because supplies ceased, causing the bees to become discouraged and give up swarming for the  time being*   writes a   contribute!*  to  National  Stockman.    1 know of no way in w hich you can  tell so well that the yield of honey has ceased as  by  the behavior  of the bees  tc   their  drones.  When in the midst of the honey season you see  a worker buzzing along on the back of a drone  who seems to be ^scratching gravel" to get away  from the hive, you may take warning that the  yield of honey is failing, and that you had better  stop making artificial-swarms and prepare for  feeding if it is your intention so to do.    i do not  know  that  I ever saw  bees sting  drones,  but  they   sometimes   pretend   to do so.    I   rather  think it is only a feint to drive them away.  The  poor drone, af such times, after vainly trying to  go back into the hive, will sometimes take wing  and soar away off in the air, only to return after  a   time  to   be  repulsed   again,   until,   through  weakness, perhaps, and want of food, he flutters  hopelessly in  the dust, and so submits to the  fate that seems to be a part of the inexorable  law of nature and of his being.  -        r      ./C-^JS HOT SPfiOrGS NEWS:  AINSWOETH, B. 0., APEIL 6, 1892.  <4*.  1 '������     * n   (  I. ��������� M17  THE HOT 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 over an anonymous signature  will be printed. HOUSTON :6f INK, Proprietors.  f-  )ot jbprmijs : gttos.  THE   CREDULITY   OF   INTELLIGENCE.  "Professor" Harvey Archer, **a spiritualistic  professor," was exposed the other day in Chicago.     We   was   persqnating   **a   materialized  spirit," and had imposed on a number of people  commonly credited with common sense.   The  success of these montebanks is due to the fact  that credulity among persons of  considerable  intelligence and mental capacity is quite common.   Exposure of fraud has no effect on the  faith of what we might call "intelligent credulity," for "intelligent credulity" always complacently answers that the "discovery of a counterfeit < 20-dollar piece, or any number of 20-dollar  pieces, does not prove that all are counterfeit,  but, on the contrary, is only evidence of the fact  that there are genuine 20-dollar pieces in circulation."   This stale answer and illustration  is  absurd.   Nobody denies the existence of 20-dollar gold pieces, but the "intelligent credulity  does not seem to be able to logically distinguish  between the counterfeit of something that actually exists���������whose existence has been tested by  h   all oure senses,and is admitted by the common  consent of the entire range of human intelligence��������� an& the counterfeit of something whose  :  very existence is a matter, of pure assumption,,  aud is discredited by the vast weight of intelligent human   testimony for the dast  hundred  .   years.    The 20-dollar gold piece is a fact, not an  assumption, but spirit intercourse, spirit materialization is not a fact at all; it is a mere assumption against all the authentic human testimony  that has endured the examination of high^intelligence and scientific investigation.   When these  so-called spirit phenomena are traversed and are  shown   to  be  merely  the  tricks and   twilight  mummeries of  mountebanks  they are frauds;  they are not counterfeits of accepted facts, but.  counterfeits of  popular fancies "and delusions.  To illustrate:   There is no such thing as a mermaid; it has a fanciful existence in poetry and  fable; it has an existence in pictorial art, but because  we find it in poetry, art, and literature  we do not infer that the mermaid is a fact any  more than  we infer because "there are pictures  and statues of Jupiter and Venus that Jupiter  in the shape of a Thessalian bull ever ran away  with Euiopa or followed the flying fleet of Io,  or  that   Venus  reallv   made   love   to   Adonis.  There ale counterfeits of facts and counterfeits  of   fancies.     The  base  20-dollar gold piece is a  counterfeit,bf aft undisputed fact, while the so-  called spirit phenomena, when reduced down to  their lowest terms of delusion, illusion, trickery,  and fraud, are no more evidence that there are  any real spirit phenomena than the picture, the  statue.or the fable of Venus is proof that there  ever was any Venus, making Vulcan jealous by  flirting with the first'handsome'mortal that she  met.    So spirit frauds  are  not   counterfeits of  accepted facts, but of fancies, fables, ignorant  assumptions that are relegated by the intelligent  scientific.world to the domain of fable which delighted   the- ears   of  the mediaeval  devotees of  superstition.    There is no more judicial evidence  today of the reality of spirit intercourse, of spirit  materialization, .'than  there is  of'the historical  existence of Ulysses or of Polyphemus, the one-  eyed giant whom  he reduced to total darkness.  The ignorant plantation negro and the illiterate  V\  peasantry of Europe and the United States believe in spirits; the vast mass of intelligent civilization does not believe in them as manifest to  human sense. Shall we assume that the conclusions of ignorance and superstition are correct  and that the skepticism of intelligence is wrong?  The spiritist frauds like "professor" Archer, of  Chicago seem to get fat on exposure, just as gross  quacks in medicine and surgery seem to grow  popular on the \fevy notoriety M some outrageous case of malpractice. There is a Boston  spiritualist who has seen 800 materializations:  he has seen his uncle and George Washington  waltz out of a dark cabinet together, and he  likes to believe that his uncle is really keepiug  better company than he \yas ever able to in this  world. On the other hand the admirers of  Charles Sumner have been mortified bv the re-  ception of communications that were totally out  of character with his reputation in this life for  grammatical accuracy* refined literary taste and  elegance of expression. The change iii Sumner  is so violent that it suggests the thought that  the great anti-slavery orator lias been condemned in the next world to stand on his head  while in the act of thinking and uttering his  supernatural wisdom. Unless Sumner is greatly  changed, rather than continue to expectorate  ill-spelled, ungrammatical and red-headed fustian rhetoric, he must envv Ixiou the luxury of  Mi > * ���������*  his wheel, Tantalus, his evasive bunch of grapes,  and Sisyphus, that slippery stone that gave him  no time to stop and gather any moss.    The mar  terialization  frauds,  wherever  found   and   ex-  posed, have the same familiar suburban scenery  today, that lent enchantment to the New England spooks in council that in 18744 at''���������Spirit  Vale." were-vouched for as "genuine"  by the  late mine. Blavatsky and her faithful ancient,  evangelist and interpreter, colonelOlcott. There  is the type Indian girl; the type aged and decayed Indian brave; the invariable.apparation  of twin rag babies at the door of thedark cabinet; there is that fine old fraud, of 'a sailor spirit  who goes about in the "dark circle," bawling  hoarsely through a speaking trumpet, "I am a  pirate king," and sure  enough he is, for there  never was a pirate king who robbed his   way  through the world so easily.--and with such lawless success a s the, average, ma teria 1 izi n g in ed i u m  who is ready to show your dead niofher-in~la\v,  if that should happen to be your eccentric taste,  for a reasonable consideration, say from  $2 to  $5, which includes the expense-of ������������������the wild..'barbaric music of an asth ma tic accordion,  to the.  sound of which your dear departed @will come  down   from   heaven,   like   Apollo,   with all  her  beads and bangles rattling.'on her shoulders, or  rise-up from hades'as -black and grim as any of  tbe devil's pack that chased Tarn O'Shatiter-and   i  bis mare.    A   Philadelphia commission,   which  included dr. S. Weir; Mitchell and the late.'professor  Joseph   Leidy,   investigated .'-spirit ism in  1SS7.   and    reported   that   thev   found   all   the  mediums, including "Dr." Slade, very common-,  place imposters and tricksters.    The onlyperson  who mystified the commission was a professional,  juggler, who defied their powers of natural solution, and finally explained-in detail his avowed  imposition.    If a professional juggler, avowing   !  his intent to impose and deceive the senses of  intelligent men, can do more wonderful and inexplicable things than a. whole tribe of creatures   |  claiming to be genuine wonder workers, what  an utterly   baseless fabric of visionary folly and  fraud is the whole structure of modern spiritualism that rests its claim'forcr'edenceupon so-called  material   phenomena.      And   yet   spiritualism  survived this report, because the charlatans-.who  make a handsome  living out of it were cunning  enough in its early day to wrap their fraud in  the   robes of  religion, and  after   that   there  isno   effective   appeal   to  science.     The  superstition   and    credulity   that   is   the   shield  of al|  other   religions   is   the armor of spirt-  uaiism.     It  is   absolutely   useless   to   expose  a spirit medium, for even when  he confesses  fraud, as Rogers did the other day in Chicago,  the infatuated believers in spirituajisin refuse tc>  define him as a swindler; he is only "obessed"  by an evil-minded, ill-conditioned spirit, inimical  to the cause, who had materialized the trumpery  found on him and who afterward compelled him  to make a false confession.    Verily, what fools  we   mortals   be.     The   Indian   that   worships  wood, the African that worships stone are not  more pitiable objects than the inane, infatuated,  credulous white people who believe in the genuineness of "spirit   communication" and "materialization" upon evidence that would not be  sufficient to bang a dog.    Herbert Spencer, in a  resume of his works, said that he started his life  with the firm conviction that it was only necessary to prove a belief groundless to disperse its  adherents, but that  he had long since become  sure that this is not so, and he appears to have  guaged humanity very accurately.  BREMNER & WATSON,  AIS&WOKTII, II. C.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR  HIRE*  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to unddfrom mines in Hot Si>rjUiKu district.  ALL  TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  I itch Is   Tor   Duties-Say ward    Sawmill    Company'*  l,iiitil>cr,   Moldings, and   ShIngle*.  Telephone 90.  LEAN & PARKIN,  ?S  Will contract for all kinds of work, materials furnished  and estiumtes given for work in any town  in Kootenay bake country.  LIME   FOES^LIEI  .at. Nelson and  Pilot- Hay or delivered at any point on the  lake in any sized quantities.    Address M 0. box 17, Nelson.  s  %  SEASONED   LUMBER  a 1 ways on hand for store fittihgs, .desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to ereotall kinds of buildiogsand guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop: corner Josephine and Bluff '���������sts.  "     REINALH & SKINNER.  Contractors and Builders.  AINSWORTH, B. C.  The' above firm.will contract for* all kinds of-carpenter  work. ���������������������������Mans and specificat ions furnished on short notice.  All kinds of mining-and mil), work attended to..  HENRY  & ADAMS,  PIONEER DRUG- STORE,  AIAKWOIMII,   It. ������'.  Drugs and Medicines. Wall Paper, faints and Oils,  Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc.  TOWN LOTS FOR SALE  AT   A INS WORTH.  2 lots corner Wright and Wharf streets; price ������2000.  1 lot on Suttonstreet ; price $1000.  IX   NELSON.  Lots on Vernon, linker, and Silica streets.  HOUSTON cN INK, real estate agents, Nelson. HOT SPEINGS NEWS:  AINSWORTH, B. 0., APEIL 6, 1892.  H. SELOUS, J   P.  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  REAL ESTATE AND   MINES  CONVEYANCING.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn ui>.  ('orresjKmdenco solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  ICenrcKciilalives   at   Vancouver,   Svw   W������**tiitliisler,  and   ViclorJn.  C. HAMBER,  (NOIMKV  1'UHLIC)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST  K.tKEK STREET,, NELSON,  ||. ������������������  Representing- j REAL ESTATE and  M1N-  CITIZENS (Fire.) ;       ING INTERESTS in the  QUIOBKC ���������    "      !      district   handled   to  the  CITY OF LONDON   *4 best advantage.  EQUITABLE (Life.) i Correspondence solicited.  C. K. Pkuky, M. S. Dawk,  Mem. Inst. C.K., P.L.S.        M.E.  J. II. GltAY,  t/. 11..,   I   . L.O.  PERRY, GRAY & DAVYS  CIVIL AND   MINING  ENGINEERS.  Provincial Land Surveyors  ; Real Estate, and Mining Brokers.  Hallway   reconnaissance  and   location  contracts -laken^  Prospecting on Hits organized, mi lies reported on,  ami unsays furni*hcri.    Estimates prepared.  OFFICES:   Victoria���������Hoom 4, Spencer's Arcade, Government street.    Nelson- Baker street.  D. H. Booi.k, E. \\ Whallkv, Notary Public,  Nelson, West Vernon street.       Eldorado City, .Slocan.  BOGLE & WHALLEY  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE,  AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  All forms of conveyancing. Lots for sale on Baker and  Vernon streets. House and lot on Silica street. Nelson.  Residence property in Nelson cheap. Acre property near  Nelson, Kaslo and in theSlocan - ouVitry. Intending inVes-  tors in mining ��������� property ..slio'u.ld. have a copy of our map of  Toad mountain mining district. All information supplied  to correspondents. ���������  ItKNitY Anokkson; John L. Re'ijallack.  Notary  Public. ���������',-'���������  Anderson & Retallack,  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  (nnvii  4, ran Is  obtained   for  liineral   Claims.  tjioiils  for   thsciitee Claim Owiirr*.  <oNccii<>iis   Hade.  CorrespondenceSolicited.  otliee in Townsite otliee, Sutton street, Ainsworth, B.C.  OWN YOUR OWN HOME.  The undersigned have for sale the following desirable  residence property:  One story cottage and stable.'corner Silica and Ward  streets; ground 50\ 120 feet ; price ������2000.  One-storv cottage on Victoria.street; ground *2nxl20 feet:  price $.KR.H).  One-story cottage and stable, corner Victoria and \\ ard  streets; ground ;>0\120 feet; price igttlKIO.  Two-story cottage on Victoria street ; ground 25x120 feet ;  price $2(KH).'   Now rented for 825 a .month.  Two-story cottage on  East Baker street; ground oOx 120  feet ; price $2100.  HOUSTON & INK,  Real estate agents. Nelson,.!*. C.  THE   S1LTA\   OF   MOKWiO'S  TKEASIKE   HOI SE.  Morocco has a faiiious trefisiiie-hoiise, which,  although not .&p important as it was once, still  contains a large part of the sultan's accumulations from the heavy taxes imposed on his  people. There are at present three sub-treasuries, where a considerable part of the country's  revenue is kept. The chief repository, however,  and the only one which is well known, is at  Miknas, on the road between Fez and the city  of Morocco.    In the course of time an immense  amount of money has been kept in that strongly  guarded receptacle.   The treasure is in the form  of gold and silver, a good deal of it coined and  a great deal in the form of bat* metal.    Morocco  is not a very expensive government to carry on,  although tlie people are burdened with heavy  taxes.   The sultan's outgo is chiefly for the expenses of his court, for the payment of his pension roll, which amounts to a considerable sum,  fur the entertainment of his guests, and for his  army, which, however, is not a heavy drain on  his treasury.   The officers of the state cost the  government comparatively little, for they are  expected, in their own provinces, to bleed the  people for their personal advantage, and they  live right up to their privileges,    very little is  expended for streets, roads, bridges, prisons, and  <ulier things which cost  most governments a  great deal of money. , Tbe sultan hoards a large  part of the sums lie receives from taxes to add  to his personal fortune and to pay the expenses  of war should he be so unlucky as to become involved in trouble with his  European friends.  The debt  he owes Spain on account of tbe unpleasantness between that country and his own  years ago is not paid yet, although the sum is  being, diminished rapidly, as Spam takes one-  half of the total  customs' duties collected at  Moroccan ports.    Nobody knows how great the  sum  of money is  that is held in the treasure  boxes of Morocco, but it is supposed to be'enoiv'  mous.  Morocco has a population of about 8,000,-  /000   people, and   although most of   them   are  very poor, the tax-gatherers contrive to squeeze  a  good   (leal   of   money  out  of  them.     Mik-  nas has been the royal treasury for a number  of centuries,   ihe treasury building is a short  distance outside of the city.    Its stone walls are  very high and thick.   To get inside these walls  one has to pass through three great iron doors.  1 f. thieves conId get inside all these doors they  yet  inight not be able to secure the treasure.  The interior is a long, narrow hall, as dark as  pitch, which is the passageway to the iron trap  door, abundantly supplied with locks, which is  ���������let -into the stone flooring and leads to an underground apart men t, where the treasure is kept in  a large room called the treasure chamber.    The  building is   guarded   constantly   by 300 negro  slaves, who' are part of the sultaii s army, and  are never permitted to leave the neighborhood;  The treasure house is opened only once a, year.  At that time the sultan either comes in person  ot* sends one of his most trusted officials;   The  purpose  usually  is   not to   take any  treasiiie  away, but to add to the hoard, because the suit an  retains from the taxes a sufficient sum to meet  all the '--expenses'of his"'-court and government/  As a rule, therefore, unless the sultan has had  unusually  unpleasant time  with   the   Berbers,  ��������� who are in .rebellion often, and determined apparent ly to make the sultan's life a burden to  him. tlie accumulations in t lie treasury are not  .diminished.    The sub-treasuries, which have exist ed wit hint he'.' last few. years only, iire'^tt Fez,  the city of Morocco and in the oasis of Tafilaei,  soul hi of the Atlas mountains, among the Fiiali  people.    The shrewd sultan in   hiding a ��������� part of  his revenue in the desert of Sahara is providing.-  undoubtedly, .for the.possibility that he may be  compelled to leave his throne and seek, safety.-in  night someday.     He.proposes, if .that.unhappy.  event occurs, to have money enough for a rany  day in a region that  is not accessible easily.    It  is said that the, amount deposited in the oasis is  very-much larger than the amount deposited in  the Other sub-treasuries and that the sultan has  been  considering seriously the  advisability of  carting off most of the money he keeps at Mik-  nas to Tafilaet.     Miknas is on the road to the  city of Morocco, and should  the sultan  be involved in war with an invading European power,  it is likely that- one of its first enterprises would  be  to   get  possession of-the  treasure-house  at   j  Miknas! Tbe soldier slaves that guard the house   j  are called the black guard.   A great-many fables   |  n < ��������� '    ���������    ... ��������� '     7  ���������  and rumoisjabout this treasure-house have been  recorded, but the foregoing facts are unexagger-  ated, and very little more is known actually  about t he treasure.  Mining Brokers, Real Estate Agents  and Commission Brokers.  XELS50N AND HEVELSTOKE.  Options and working bonds on good prospects wanted.  Temporary office in McDonald's furniture store.  The Nelson Exchange,  WEST BAKER STREET.  Mining STOCKS and PB0PERTIES Negotiated.  Orders Taken for Colorado Stocks.  ARTHUR   E.   HODGINS,  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.) , ���������-  CIVIL EN&INEEE AND AEOHTTECT, */  tolsov ismtmsu....................... * elsox, jt. ���������.?  ~.   F. M. M'LEQD, I  Banister at Law, Notary Public, and Conveyancer..  Office;   Room 6, Tolsori Block.     ,  A  <, ', *>���������-  AS  7, "��������� ���������> X" jg."Sffli  'j,  '-   a7',4u3  7   'r������^t*^m  ���������     a'    -_!,*, ^flt-yss  WM.  H. WHITTAKER,  Barrister at Law,  Solicitor,  Notary* Publio,^Etc.  1 ' , , r . ���������        7   i  Office, Victoria street, Kamloop?,, B.������'C.  (  EC ^ARTHUR, M. D,  Physician, Surgeon, and Aceoucheuiy  -iK    ft.   -      u?(���������  -7  v   *^������ft8i  ir,i .   ���������-, -w,; l& \:%4m  Telep one 45, Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.) '^������^m  _M i ~t f SUM, jt hp*T. 4Aj-*tJI������,.  J. R. WILLIAMS,  i   *  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Hoyal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  C. E. C. BROWN, L.D.S.  Special attention given to care and treatment of diseased  nay at the opening of navigation and spend the greater  part of the summer. a 0ue notiqe of visit will be given in  -The/Miner. ���������-  - ���������      ��������� :1 - - -  January 19th, 1892.-.-- ��������������������������� :'Bo -;'  ~^RMi< B. HARPER,  NELSON, B. C.      :--.; t:  TE\CIIKK   OF   THE   VIOLIX,   PIAXO    iBftt   BAXJO.  Music furnished for all occasions.  One Per Cent a Month  can be obtained for small amounts, loaned on short time  and^ well secured. Apply to HOUSTON & INK,., real  estate and niine brokers. Miner building. Nelson.    AXMENJ/VANTED.  Fifty axmen wanted at Pilot Bay to cut wood and clear  and.   Apply on the ground to    CAMERON & BLACK.  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanans,  and Nelson dally. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays. '           hay^fofT sale.  All the hav on YuiU's ranch, 12 miles above Nelson, is for  sale.    Address or apply to Houston & Ink, Nelson.  ��������� ~~w antedT  An experienced lime burner wanted. Apply immediately to DR. ARTHUR, Nelson. * r  ] "���������', T  if'-*:',  r*rJ,,:  |/.'7' 7  i  HOT SPBIHGS NEWS:  AINSWORTH,  B. 0., ATEIL 6, 1892.  5  Having Purchased the Stocks Carried by  The Lindsay Mercantile Co.  and Fletcher & Co.  H. GIEGERICH  is nrepared 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-GKEHSTT FOR a-I_AJSTT powder oo:M::p.A.isr"ir-  (The best powder made for use in mines.)  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,       A TT^R'^77"0"F?J,T,TT  OTESILZEIFIBCOlSrE   55.  CltEAM   OF   THE   WORLD'S   SEWS.  ���������i'r-',������������������>*' ���������   ,  ",  my .���������.-.  v^7,7sj-     V"  If"'" ?" ���������    '     '  r*'   - j'' ( f  Ife.V 77 ���������������  i  Honorable J. A. Chapleau almost expired last  week.    He is slowly improving:  .   Mandalay, the chief city in British Burmah,  has been burned to the ground.  A Qatholic college is to be erected in London,  England, to commemorate the life of cardinal  Manning.  The proprietors of the New Westminster Columbian have refused to appear at the bar of the  legislative assembly to give an account of themselves for libellous titterings against the government; and the circus is about to begin.  The duke of Edinburgh is dangerously ill at  Darmstadt from inflammation of the bowels.  The steamship Eider, which went ashore with  the English mail oft' St. Catherine's point, I. W.,  hasheen raised and taken to Southampton.  The general election in Great Britain will be  held in July.  The revenue of the British government for the  fiscal year ending March Jilst is ������98,576,618.  Disastrous floods are spreading terror and  ruin in Dakota.  P. E. LcBlanc has been appointed speaker of  the new Quebec legislature.  Charles H. Spurgeon's estate has been proved  at ������11,1(30.  Walt Whitman, has been buried at Camden,  New Jersey.  The promoters of the Fraser River Valley and  Burrard Inlet Company want a bonus of $800,-  000 to enter the city of Vancouver.  Prize fighting has lately been constituted a  felony in Virginia.  Bismarck celebrated his 77th birthday on  April 1st.  Germany is preparing for war, and has already  taken steps to secure Alsace in case of any dispute.  Vishnegrastiki, Russian minister of finance,  is issuing a new loan of 75,000,000 roubles for  railroad purposes.  The British Columbia ..Law society, at a special  meeting held   in  Victoria on  March  28th,   re  elected the benchers of 1891 for a second term.  Thev are C. E. Ponley. D. M. Eberts, M.P.P.,  Thornton Fell, J. S. Yates, L. G. McPhillips, E.  A. Jenns, and Theodore Davie, ex-oflieio.  Charley Mitchell has declined Pritehard's  proposition to fight him for $10,000 a side and a  purse. He will not, he says, meet a man of  Pritehard's class.   ,  The Mississippi Moving Westward.  There is a curious thing about the long narrow  lakes that border the Missouri river.   There is  but one such lake of any size on the west side of  ���������the .from Omaha to St. Louis, while there are  hundreds of them on the east side. This seems  to indicate that the bed of the river is gradually  moving toward the west, leaving lakes at intervals to fill the old channel. No scientific* explanation of the.phenomenon can be given, unless  the earth's motion, on its axis, from* west to east  is partially overcome by the weight of the water.  Thus the weight would be thrown against the  west bank and would wash it away morerapibly  than it would fill up the east bank, so the river  would move west.  Sullivan and Corbett are iiolnx to Flghl.  John L. Sullivan has signed amended articles  of  agreement in the  Sullivan-Corbett  contest.  He declined to sign the articles first proposed,  and returned them to the Olympic club for alteration. This was done in order to insure neither  shirking nor a,complete backdown on the part  of Corbett. Sullivan objected to the article allowing the referee to decide the contest if, in his  opinion, it became too brutal, saying that he  wanted to he sure of a finish fight. This paragraph is therefore eliminated and Sullivan has  signed the articles as amended and the big fight  may be said to be fairly on.  The Strike in  tbe t'triir d'.ileiiesk  The labor situation in the Cceur d'Alenes is hv  no means settled. So far as can be learned the  mine owners will have a meeting in Wallace in  a few days, possibly Friday. The result of the  Central Miners' union meeting held at -Wallace  recently is not definitely given to the public. A  conference between representatives ot the miners' union and representatives of the mine owners'association is talked of. No objection has  been urged against it by either side, hut no definite steps have been taken to bring it about.  Such a conference would bring about u better  understanding between employersand enmloyes  and probably a settlement of the existing difficulties.  ICiissiaii Jews Excluded  from tier many.  The Broslau Gazette publishes the text of an  imperial decree prohibiting the passage of Russian Jews through Germany. The decree is very  vigorous. As it is impossible to make the decree  known throughout. Russia, thousands of Jews,  ignorant of the prohibition, are certain to arrive at the frontier, where they will be halted  and will not be allowed to proceed further. It  ���������will be impossible to provide accommodations  for them.    A few cases have alreadv occurred  whore Jews endeavoring to get into the country  despite the warnings they received, have been  shot down while attempting to pass the frontier guards. The committees which have been  formed for the purpose of providing lelief for  these unfortunate people, say an enormous number of Jews are seeking escape from Russian  tyranny ami persecution, and are ready to emigrate whenever opportunities offers. The committees, after a caieful study of the subject,  estimate that 400,000 Jews are trying to leave  Kussia.  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 1 intend to apply within (50  days to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of hind,  which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing  at the northeast corner post of lot 181, group 1, thence running t() chains west along the northern boundary of such  lot to its northwest corner post, thence 10 chains north  along the eastern boundary of the Columbia ;S: Kootenay  Railway Company's block number 1L\ thence east 10chains  more or less to the shore of Kootenay lake, thence southerly along the shore line to the point of commencement.;  containing If>0 acres more or less.  CIIAKLKS WKSTLY HUSK.  Balfour, February 20th,1S02.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  DEALERS   I1ST  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Men's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  i ���������  JET. JB.  Having bought the stock and book debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & CO., all parties having  outstanding accounts are requested to call and settle them as soon as oossible.  Telephone 58.

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