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 HOT SPRINGS NEWS.  NUMBER 51.  AINSWOETH, BEITISH   COLUMBIA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1892.  TEN OENTS  WROXIi   WAV   ROD*!).  In the latter part of the year 1867 I was commissioned by the Belgian government to find a  certain rare wandering plant that was helieved  to grow on the higher slopes of Manna Kea, a  large extinct volcano situated in the northern  part of Hawaii. I had a station built on one of  the wooded slopes of the mountain, far away  from any other habitation. My only companion  was a native who had lived all his life on this  part of the island. About twice a month he  would visit the seaeoast to obtain needful supplies for our camp. This native, who said that  his ancestors were ** big chiefs," whose bones  lay secretely buried in caves on the mountain  sides, was very old. although he could climb  canons and scale lava  cliffs   with   wonderful  agility.  During one of my botanizing excursions 1  passed by the mouth of a narrow canon, or  gorge, and I asked Pili, the old native, if he  had ever explored the same. Pili suddenly became interested in his pipe, and didn't know  anything about the gulch, and didn't understand what I said. This wits rather strange in  Pili, for natives generally know every rock and  tree in the section where they live, aud I knew  Pili was lying when he said he did not understand me.  So, naturally, I determined to examine into  the mysterious ravine. Some time after this I  was walking with Pili down a gentle slope,  when I saw a number of bones. Pili stopped.  He walked back a few rods and sat down on  a stump. Not a word would he say. I began  examining the bones, and for 2 hours or more  puzzled my brain over a problem as I had never  done before. What! found was this: A circular area of about 100 yards in diameter, thickly  covered with bleached remains of birds, animals  and human beings. These ghastly relics were  scattered <among. the shrubs and grass. The  larger bones were near the centre; in fact, 1  found that the bones became gradually smaller  as" I approached the periphery of this circular  bonevard. In the centre of the circle was a  well-like opening in the ground, from which  emanated a sickening odor. No vegat ion 'grew,  within 50 feet '.-of this cavity. How came this  hole with its horrible stench? How came these  bones here? How came they to be arranged  about the central opening? These questions  continually presented themselves, but they remained una'swered. A deep mystery seemed to  hang over the spot. It was growing dark. _  heard Pili calling, and hurried to him.. He  pointed in terror to the centre of the bone-cov-  ���������er'ed area. A shadow'was thrown on the scene  by a rising bank of clouds. But I declare 1 saw  rising from the pit a visible vapor, a column, of '  visible smoke or fog or gas that was luminous.  Spellbound, 1 gazed at the spectral column.-  Near the ground it had the color of phosphorescent flame, and gradually became fainter as it  ascended. Your imagination will have to picture the unearthly phenomenon. Pili pulled at  my arm and in silence we left the spot and we  did not loiter by the wayside.  As I was looking for a simple plant and not  blood-curdling manifestations, I was inclined to  break camp and leave.     But by  morning my  nerves were in better order, and I went back to  the scene of the evening adventure. I could  find no clue to the mystery, and the matter  gradually went out of mind as I prosecuted my  labors.  But I had occasion, after a time, to visit a spot  near where I had seen the canon about which  Pili was so apparently ignorant. One evening  I made known my intention to Pili to return to  the place and to explore the gorge.  " When ?" said Pili.  " In the morning," I replied.  Without a word the old native arose from his  mat on the floor and departed. He was gone all  night. He returned by sunrise, bearing on his  shoulders a bundle. When we reached the  canon he stopped and unpacked his load. I saw  a stone idol, curious in shape; he placed it on  the ground������and then took a small pig from his  bundle. Making a fire, he sprinkled something  in the flames, muttered strange sounds, and  made symbols in the air with his fingers. The  animal offering was placed before the idol.  After he'completed his strange rites he said that  I might never come back, but he had done what  he could to preserve my life; He would wait  until the going down of the sun, and then if I  did not come back, he would wail for me as did  his fathers long, long ago when a son fell in l>at-  tle. Then he sat down, covered up his head and  was silent.  This made me feel uncomfortable. The  natives of the Hawaiian islands are supposed to  be christianized, but in time of danger or trouble many often turn to the discarded gods of  their fathers. I knew Pili helieved that great  danger awaited anyone who ascended the ravine. But I went. I bad gone about a mile,  when over the tops of tree ferns I saw a waving  mass of sea-green foliage undulating in the  wind. The object looked like a huge bunch of  thick-leaved seaweed, and the peculiar motion  of the same arrested iiiv at tent ion. ������ was over  800 feet away from the curious qhject, a^d hurried to obtain a, closer view. A wall of ferh-covered lava about 10 feet high stomped my course.  'Climbing up so that I just could see over the  edge, I saw an object such as the eyes of civilized man never beheld. '-Imagine a bunch of  seaweed about 12 feet high ; the edge of each  peace lined wit h fine streamers which radiated  in all directions and trembling like fine wire  spirals;;'the whole object moving like the fringes  of a sea anemone.  I was wearing a heavy felt hat with a wide  brim, and I pushed it hack front my forehead to  ���������get a better view. As 1'������������������moved- my arm the  strange object ceased quivering, and every  vibrating, antenna or streamer-pointed at me.  Just then my foot sl'ippl'ed from a jutting rock  on which I was standing and I fell, but not before something cleaved the air with a horrible  hissing noise and struck on my hat crown. I  felt the force of a blow as I fell, and knew no  more for a time. I regained consciousness after  a short time, and lay in a partial stupor. The  wall above me was stripped of its verdure, and I  saw a long, sinewy, snake-like'object writhing,  twisting, and curling on the rocks. ��������� It ' had  missed its prey, and a low, angry hum filled the  air.  A   BORX   CALCULATOR.  Reuben Field, a native of La Fayette county,  Mo., about 45 years old, is described as "a very  strong, heavy-set man.1* He never went to.  school, even a day, for the sole reason that he  was always regarded as an idiot. He can  neither read nor write, and his reasoning powers have never developed beyond those of a,  child of the most ordinary intellect. In the  face of these facts, however, he has the keenest  perception of the relation of numbers and quantities, and is able, as if by instinct, to solve the  most intricate mathematical problems. He does  not know figures on the blackboard, but he understands them perfectly in his mind. No one  has been able to "catch him" in multiplication  or division. He has been given such problems  as: "The circumference of the earth, is9<, in,  round numbers, 25,000 miles. How many flax  seeds, allowing 12 to the inch, will it require to  reacli around it ? " Within a minute he returns,  the answer:   " 19,008,000,000."  If the distance to the sun or to any of the  planets is taken, he answers with as great ease.  If given the day of the month and the yejar on  which an event occurred, he instanilly gives the  day of the week. But what is yet more remarkable is that he can tell the time at any hour,  day or night, without ever missing it, even a  minute. If awakened out of a deep sleep in the  darkness of night, and asked the, time he gives  it at once. Once in my office I asked him the;*  time. He replied at once: "Sixteen minutes  after 3." In order to test him I drew him off  upon some other question, not letting him  know my object, and when 17 minutes had  passed, I looked at my watch and asked him the  time.    He said:    ���������*Tweiity-seven minutes to 4."  _--���������_  "'&  *��������� 7"''/ Z*&>M  .'"������'$&  t  ������������������for-'..  < l/������M  7/,4?  < 7/7trf  vr, ^���������  ,,t./----:&������%8"  *     <  7������$7  ^        * 7  LIVE   WH ILK   FOR   TUK   FAIR.  Captain Ainos Chapman of Boston, but formerly of Prpvincetown, is shipping a crew of  old experienced whalemen for a hew and novel  .-.���������"voyage* to capture a live sperm whale to be  taken to the World's fair at Chicago.  In an interview with the captain he states :  .*-I do not intend to make known my mode of  procedure but I know I shall succed if I find the  whale. My "crew are all picked men and every  one of them have been engaged iu the business  and can be depended on. Whales are reported  plenty in latitude 38.30, longitude 71, by captain  Dunham, who has just returned with a full  cargo of oil, and for that place I shall shape my  course. I do not propose to take one of the  largest.-. A 50 or 60-foot whale will answer my  purpose. I have the plans all dnnvn for a large  tank in which the whale will he placed, and  towed by steamer.up the St. Lawreuce and  through the lakes to Chicago. I have everything prepared to take the whale and bring him  into port all right. All I want is lo get a suitable vessel. When that is obtained a few days  will see me off for the grounds, and if. I find the  whales I expect to be back about the end of September. I can keep my whale in the harbor at  New Bedford while my tank is building, and in  the spring start for Chicago. Yes, I know it is  quite an undertaking, but I also know that I  have a dead sure thing."  i������������������_  i  v.  i  ��������� .���������-���������,,.: i//./.-Xl'.!'-.:y^;~W3*^  -: "''"    "'" ���������  ���������      " ���������^���������w______Miy^MM|Mii|^B|in  \".^jtMt#thiP&*riZifx ���������_i.v.i-~: S*"" '^''^���������'i'^ff!^;;^ " HOT SPBDTGS NEWS:   AINSWOETH, B. 0., AUGUST 31, 1892.  -t  !    A*.  if������* ^'  * >��������� i  M,  .B-41"<._,',,t,E,.7'". &. '  ^H������i._J-_i_ (     t jfc_fffp<   ^  ���������1  THE HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON WED-  nesdays, and will be mailed to subscribers at tfte following  rates* payable in advance: 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 be printed.        BOGLE & WHALLEY, Proprietors.  gS)0t ^n^Br'^^  s:  NASLO'S   PROSPECTS.  We believe that the owners, or some of them,  of the Kaslo townsite are expected to arrive in  West Kootenay on Monday night. It is to be  hoped t hey will show a deep sense of all that the  energy of Kaslo's citizens has done for the town.  This lesson they require, and a visit to Kaslo  will impress it upon them, that a town, like a  mine, takes capital to develop it; and that, if  they are to reap a golden harvest from the sale  of Kaslo lots, they must be prepared to spend  money togiye the town connection with the resources on which it relies.  THE    WORLDS   PAIR:  We believe that a mr. Law of Golden has been  appointed to make a collection of mineral from  this section for the World's fair. We have seen  nothing of his labors yet., Doubtless inr. Law  is making an exhaustive collection of ores from  East Kootenay and Illecillewaet.   But we would  ^efirtrithinr. Law that there is a section of country here which, however unimportant, it would  hardly be wise to overlook.    To make a repre-  , sentative collection of ore from Trail creek,  Toad mountain, Ainsworth, Slocan, Lardeaux,  Goat river, Duck creek, Sheep creek and Priest  lake would absorb the energies of one man from  now till the snow flies. And we hope that mr.  Law will not delay in taking the matter in hand.  MINING   LA IV   REFORM.  In last week's issue we published an interview  with mr.  J. M7 Kellie, M. P. P., in which he  gave his opinion;of the Slocan and Illecillewaet  camps, and remarked incidentally that the new  mineral act was not looked upon favorably hy  miners.   This tenialk would have been natural  coming from aii outsider, but from mr. Kellie  we should   have expected to hear something a  little  stronger   and   more   to  the   point.    Mr.  Kellie speaks  of the  mining law in the same  calm   and   disinterested   fashion  as  he   might  speak of some  ordinance of the dead Roman  empire,  or the   legislation  of   Central  Africa,  whatever that may be.    If he had said that the  mineral law was the most foolish, ignorant, ineffective, and self-stultifying  law  ever put on  the statute  book of any civilized  community;  if he had explained that it was passed  in the  teeth  of  his protests and  opposition   by men  ignorant of. the first principles of the industry  they desired  to  regulate, we. should have had  some   sympathy   with 'inr. Kellie.    But,  as a  matter of fact, the mineral law was passed by  men who were anxious to do the best they could  for the  country;   by men who could   not help  their   ignorance   and    inexperience   and   who  looked in vain for intelligent criticism and practical common sense from the .member for West  Kootenay, and who as a consequence accepted  the first apparently coherent scheme placed before them.    Enough  for them that it was apparently coherent;  they could  not  see that it  would   result  in a chaos of  conflicting  rights,  that it would lead to litigation as endless and  paralyzing as the labours of Sisyphus, and that  it  left  the  discoveries  of  honest  men  at   the  mercy of any dishonest scoundrel who cared to  take advantage of them.    Let miners consider   I  what is declared to-have been actually done in  the Slocan country, and let them ask themselves  whether it might not occur to many of the best  properties in the country.   A, let us say, stakes  a *f wild cat" on the 1st of June, which he records  onthe 5th and vaguely describes as on a certain  hillside at a certain distance from a certain creek.  B comes along and a mile or so away, finds a rich  ledge, which he stakes, we will say on the 10th  of June, and records.   A hears of "this and goes  to work to cut down his stakes, and choosing a  well hidden place on B's ground, puts up others  with the same inscription on  them as on his  first   stakes.    He  then  goes away and  leaves  them to dry out a little.    In a week or two he  comes back and clears B off the ground.    What  remedy has B ?   The stakes are there, the record is there, 10 days older than his own.    What  chance has he of ever being able to prove the  fraud?   A claim is defined by 2 isolated stakes,  connected  by an  imaginary line.   The stakes  are the claim; remove them  and place them  elsewhere   and   the   claim   goes    with    them.  A line blazed between the stakes, the neces-  sity of a discovery post on the lead, any one of  the simple precautions which long experience  has taught the United States to adopt in their  mining   law would have sufficed to  close this  particular door to fraud.    But the door is open  now and any miner is" liable to have his discovery taken from him by fraud.    And such is the  legislation of which mr. Kellie speaks so dispassionately and in the framing of which he had  a hand.  We have in stock a car of rattan and willow goods, just  received. J AS. McDONAJLD & CO.  PILOT BAY  JOS. PARKIN  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer,  Bricklayer and Stone-Mason  Contracts taken for work at all- points  in  West Kootenay,  R. C. Campbell- Johnston  <of Swansea, India, and the, United States.)  I       METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER.  j      Properties reported on.   All a**av* undertaken.   Furnaces  and  concentrating  plants   planned   and   erected.  The Smelting Establishment for the Kelson Divis  ion of West Kootenay  For information as to town lots, apply to  W.    M.   NEWTON, Hcsidcnt Agent.  Hunt & Dover,  JEWELERS  AND   WATCHMAKERS.  WARD   &   DICKEY  of San Francisco.  ASSAYERS, WEST BAKER STREET  Are prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   .Mines examined  and reported on.   Orders will receive prompt attention.  ARTHUR   E.  HODGINS,  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. K.)  CIVIL ENaiNEEE AND ARCHITECT,  Victoria St., Xe.vt Door to Hotel Pliair, Nelson, It. < .  ~W\ JR. OHESTlSr_E"Y  ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  Carney Building West Baker Street.  EC. ARTHUR, M.D.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone- 45.  Otliee:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  J. R. WILLIAMS,  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  Treatment  for ores given.   Ore** bought s  731, Vancouver, It. C   Terms cash.  and sold.   Box  i  HOKACE W. BUCKE  LAW   AND   CONVEYANCING  Office near .       .   ly~''~"  Steamboat Landing. KASLO,   B.C.  C-   "W.    BXJS-KZ,  Assoc _M. Inst. (\ E.,��������� M. Can. Soc. 0. E.  PROVINCIAL -,- LAND -s- SURVEYOR)  BALFOTJR,   B.   CD.  Telephone Connection.  D. B. Btx.LK,  Notary Public.  E. P. 'Whjluusy.  Notary Public.  BOGLE & WHALLEY  CONVEYAtfOEBS  DTSUBANOE AGENTS  1 l1  All forms of Agreements  Drawn .up.  3^ex3st_e_r block:, jbj^xszj&xi st.  Plasterer and Ericklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay I_ake Country/  mit:  iok   s.u.i.  At  Nelson and  Pilot  Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 17, Nelson.  The Balfour Trading Co.  IC.tI.F4SI It,    B.C.  Merchants, Mining  and  Real Estate  Agents.  A  complete Stock  of Merchandise and Miners' Supplies  Constantly  on   Hand,,    We   make a   Specialty  of  English  (.nods of   direct  importation.*  We have several  very desirable lots in  Balfour for sale  JOHN FIELDING  J  CIVIL ENGINEER, 'PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR.  KASLO'and THE   MINKU   OKFK'K,   NELSON,.   B.   C,  A. STOLBERG,  ASSAYEB and CHEMIST  AINSWORTH, B.C.  *  Ls prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   Copper assay by electrolysis.   AH orders will receive prompt attentJon.  Next door to Ainsworth hotel.  J.   A,   KIRK  J.   F.   HITCH IK  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.'  Cilice   over   Hank    of   British    Columbia, ^Nelson, ��������� B.C.  mm ' ft  1 r  I.  I,  X  t.  <������'  c.  T  HOT SPRINGS NEWS:   AINSWORTH, B. C, AUGUST 31, 1892.  BMK   EAST.  Lli^e Dionne, legislative councillor, and for-  merly minister of agriculture, died iu Quebec cm  23rd August.  The English privy council has decided that  Manitoba m*ed not maintain separate schools  for Roman Cot holies.  Charles McClelland, a contractor and an old  resident, was waylaid in Toronto by a young  highwayman on August 25, who demanded his  money. He resisted and was shot, the bullet  entering his side and lodging in the back. His  condition is critical.    The robber escaped.  Alderman Orr, of Calgary, makes nn offer of  a 50-foot lot* on either How or Elbow rivers, to  anyone, except a Chinaman, who will erect and  operate a steam laundry. This, hv thinks,  would be the easiest way in regard to settling  the Chinese* question, by outgiving them work.  it is accepted as a fact by leading Conservatives here that premier Abbott will shortly te-  tire and be succeeded by sir John Thompson, it  is ajso understood that no remedial legislation  will be proposed by the government in the  Manitoba school matter, as the question is regarded as finally settled.  Everything in Estevan, the terminus of the  . C. P. R. iSouris branch and the junction with  the Soo line to St. Paul, is booming,'houses and  stores are being rapidly erected, the coal mines  are in operation, and lumber i*-' being hauled  onto lots. Bustle a,ud activity r������������ign on every  <*dde and a rapid growth may be expected.  Van Home is about to take another trip to  Europe in the interests of-his company. All  sorts of rumors are afloat about the matter, but  the main object of the president's visit to Great  Britain is the question of a last Atlantic service.  "My present trip," said Van Home, ** is connected with the general business of the. Canadian Pacific, and no special objects can be mentioned/1 This is his second trip to Britain and  it will be a business trip in every sense.  The Niagara tunhelvwh,eh will cost $5,000,000'  and by means of which the power of Niagara  will be utilized for manufacturing purposes, w ifl  be completed next July by the contractors. It  is said that wheels will be turned by October 1.  The Contract Construction company in New  York, projectors of the scheme, will probably  develop the power on the Canadian side of the  river, where they have obtained exclusive  power privileges, with a capital of $.,000,000.  The 'Ostrich.  The ostrich has manv strange wavs, and aff-  ords an interesting.subject for study to the naturalist. They go iu flocks of tt or 4 females and  erne pi ale about their time of nesting, and tor  several weeks before locating their nests the  hens drop their eggs all over ttie panipas. These  are called haiicho (pronounced *\vatclior) eggs  and are much more delicate in flavor than the  eggs taken from the nests. They have a thinner  shell and when fresh laid are of a beautiful "golden color.    They are cooked by roasting before a  fire; a hole is   first   broken   in   the   small  end  large enough to insert, a teaspoon.   The egg is  set up among some hot ashes, a pinch of salt and  pepper put into it, and the Contents kept stirred  ���������with a stick, so that all wilt be done alike.   The  flavor is excellent,-"and; one egg will satisfy a  very hurigry man.      As soon as the ostrich decides upon a suitable place foranest   the  male  'bird   .scratches   away   the   grass  and   slightly  hollows the .ground  for  a  space  of   about   two  feet in diameter.    All 'the hens, of the  flock -lay;  in tlie same, nest until "there are   from  25   to  ^0  eggs laid.    The male bird then  takes possession  'and sits on the  eggs  until   they   are   hatched.  As soon as the brood can leave I he nest   the old  fellow leads them  away  to   feed   on   tiies   and  small inserts, and everything is. lovely   until   he  espies another male -bird with a brood.  As.soon as tlie.old birds see each other they  make a'peculiar booming sound and every little  ostricli-disappears in the grass. The old ones  then approach each other and engage in a .'most  dead I v conflict. They tight until one or the other  is killed or runs away. The remaining one will  then utter another peculiar, sound and both  broods \vi.l spring up from their hiding places  and follow the victor, who struts off as proud  as a   peacock.    Old   male   ostriches  have been  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  IRON  WORKS,  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and  Manufacturers  of All  Classes of Machinery.    Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   HA\i;V.4VTITKERS   OF  THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines, Steam  Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass Qoods, Sheet and other  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  ENGINES AND SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave,? VANGOUVEB, B. 0.  '-������  - r 't  <'-. ' g,  ���������      ^(T  'M  r.:%  D.   CARTMEL,  Agent West Kootenay.  J. W. 0AMPI0N, J. E. W. WIACFARLANE,  Secretary-Treasurer. Manager.  seen with three broods, each of a different size  two of which they had captured.  They become very tame in captivity, but are  a perfect nuisance about a place, as they cannot  be kejit out of the buildings, and will gobble up  anything they can swallow. One of them has  been known to clean out a workbasket, swailow-  ingspooWof cotton, emery bag and thimble, ending his repast by eating up a bowl of marrow.  They will stalk around in the most sedate manner, thcri commence dancing in the most comical  way, tumbling ail over themselves and running  around like mad. The^y will stop this foolishness  as suddenly as they commenced it and walk off  as demurely as if they were going to a'funeral.  CROWN   GRANT  APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a. crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim,known as the Hendryx No. 1, situate in Ainsworth mining division. West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. . N   FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.      Gold commissioner.    .     '��������� -^" ���������      ���������    I     ���������������������������      .Ill     I-II    ��������� -��������� ������������������     ������������������   ������������������ II      ���������.    I���������I-M���������������������������.1���������f|���������M-...l-___������������������ I   M-���������    ������������������    1-11 ���������-���������        ���������������������������_������������������.-.���������   ������������������-   ������������������    --���������������������������.-.���������,-���������������������������������   I-.��������� ..-���������  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed  thc necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Hendryx  No. 2, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 00 days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 18112.     N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has tiled  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  "grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Gal-  conda, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, .if any, will forward  their objections within GO days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.     N. FITZSTUBBS,      7  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed  the^ necessary.papers1 and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as The Fraction, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if anv, will forward  their obiections within 60 days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.      Nr. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that M. S. Davys* as manager for  the Cottonwood ���������(* old Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary-, papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the "Golden  King," situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1892.      Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that M. S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood liold Mining Company, limited, has tiled  tlie. necessary  papers .  ind      ._...__. made application for a crown  grant"in"favor ofthe��������� mineral claim known as the "Golden  Wreath." situate in the Nelson mining division of- West  Kootenav -district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within t>0 days front date of pubh-  ���������l'< Nelson. B.C., August 22nd, 1892.  N.   F1TZSTUBB8,  Gold commissioner.  Notice'is hereby given that H. Anderson, as agent for  Irwin Hopper &* Co., has tiled the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the " Tarn O'Shanter," situate on the east  side of Kootenay lake in the Hendryx camp, YV est Kootenay district. Adverse claimants will forward their ob-  ieetions within GO days of this publication. _  Nelson, B.C., August. 24th, 1892.     N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  NOTICE.  1 will not be responsible  for any goods delivered to  steamer Ainsworth unless per my personal order.  DAVID BIil_-MNi_-K.  B. H, Lee & Co.  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers.  AGREEMENTS OF ALL  KINDS DRAWN  UP.  TT A SXjO.   _3_;0-  ������-  KASLO LOTS TOE SALE  ��������� '    ' 7 ' '  ' '    '   k  <*  AND WAITED.'  < 7  _   *>>/',[ w_  f '..,7 :' ,,./J&  ho  :&  Agent for the Nelson Sawmill; Compaiiy.  B. H. LEE,  /'  '<-  Notary Public,  o?Fi!t&\r-':?. ;^im&  Near Steamboat Landing.  EREMNER & WATSON,  AIXSWOftTtt, B. i\   .  . ��������� ���������: '���������' ��������� ������  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR HIRE.  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  .-���������  t   ��������� ���������   , .���������        ;.        ���������        .- t ���������������������������'������������������.'. i ^ .v -r  ..      ������������������.������������������' ..���������;..���������'���������,:���������;. <t  ���������  ' ���������'    ��������� '       (' ">; '   ��������� ' ' ,   ''' ���������' (       ���������'"'',.''"���������'       ������������������ ��������� ���������   ' ���������-      ��������� ���������'"' ���������'  .- ���������'" o  ALL TEAMING  WORK: UNDERTAKEN.  Telephone 96.  .������_r l ___9^!i  ���������iii" M  J       vrl,  ������>  ^v_1_r^fl  ENVER  V A  Slocan Lake at inouth of Carpenter  Creek.  DEALERS IN  GENERAL   MERCHAIMDiSE  AND   MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies.. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Kldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to/J miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant but 60 miles.  KOOTENAY  LODGE,  No. 16,  I. 0.0.-P.  Meets every Monday night at8 o'clock m-Humes Hall,  Vernon St. Visiting members cordially invited to attend.  G W. Aldous, N. G., Wm. Hodson, Recording Secretary. hi  r \  HOT SPEINGS NEWS:  AINSWOETH,  B. 0., AUGUST 31, 1892.  SALE   OF   TOWN   LOTS!  Columbia and  Railway Nav. Co.  Xi-^-iNrp   iDE.e.^-RT-iycE-i-NrT'-   _isr-Bi-,so-isr.  This Company now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Residential  Lots on Easy Terms.   Rebate Given for Good Buildings on  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOE PMTICULAKS APPLY   -    -    F.   FLETCHER, LAND COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. G.  KASLO   VOTES.  The Lucky Jim, all adverse reports notwithstanding, never looked so well as now, and its  owners are confident that the bond will be taken  up.  No new strikes of much importance have been  made this week, but the reports from each and  every claim and mine are in the highest degree  favorable. &  The new sidewalk on Front street is being  rapidly completed. It will be 700 feet long and  8 feet broad; this making it by far the finest in  the Kootenay country.  T. E. Jefferson of Spokane has paid the balance of the money on his bond on a share in the  Washington mine. He is now the owner of  five-twelfths of that fine property.  Two representatives of the Kaslo-Kootenay  Land Company (probably messrs. Hendry and  Ewen) will leave Victoria for Kaslo on theo^d  instant, arriving here about the 7th.  The Kaslo bear has had to be destroyed. For  some little time its play has been rather rough,  and last Monday it killed a dog. To prevent  another accident it was promptly shot.  The prospectus is now out for the Kaslo Nugget, a newspaper to be started here under the  management of G. M. Walters of Spokane. It  will be a weekly paper, the tirst number to be  issued if possible within a fortnight.  Ore is being packed steadily down from the  Whitewater mine; about 7 tons are now on the  beach at Kaslo. Many other claims are pie-  pared to ship ore, but most of them will wait  for the wagon road and freight down on the  snow7.  Work is being vigorously pushed on the Bonanza King, one of the Noble 5 group. About  100 tons of ore are on the dump ready for shipment, but the owner's are endeavoring more to  develop systematically their property than to  take out much ore at present.  Several shares in claims lying near big properties, though with no discovered leads on t hem,  have recently been sold at pretty big prices.  People are beginning to realize that mere loca  tion  in  such a wonderful mineral  belt  as  we  have here offers rich chances for speculation.  By next week the wagon road will be in full  swing. E. E. Coy is contracting to put it  through, and all those who knojjv his dash and  energy have full faith in its hplng completed to  Cody creek, at its junction with the South Fork  of Carpenter creek, before the end of the year.  The townspeople and mineowners have worked  and are working nobly to get it started at once  and subscriptions are pouring in. The total  length of the road will be about 31 miles. It  will pass below all the great claims on the Slocan  slope of the divide, except, of course, those on  4-Mile creek, and consequently all the ore can be  brought into Kaslo on a steady down grade with  only one handling.  The Oilier Shle *._* the Story.  A. T. Porter, United Stales marshal of Alaska  and mayor of Sitka, has been recently staying in  San Francisco. In conversation mr. Porter  said:  "Not much going on up our way,,but Alaska  news often gets slightly mixed when published  here,' so I may set some things right.    Few details of the seizme of the British steamer Coquitlam have been given out.    She's now in Sitka  harbor.    I   keep 2 deputies aboard   her all  the  time.    Captain Hooper of tile Corwin seized her  in a very smooth way.    It was at Port E:chez.  about. 700 miles west of  Sitka.    Hooper pulled  off and went aboard and after a few other questions  he asked  the  steamer's  skipper, captain  McLellan,  if  he  had   been   transferring  cargo.  'Yes.' responded McLellan, 'but not outside tlie  3-mile limit.'    'if you've done so within the 1-  marine league limit,' said   Hooper, 'you are in  my charge.*    McLellan   had   put his foot in it.  He had been taking on sealskins from various  schooners, and captain  Hooper found 0190 skins  stowed away snugly.    It was the. steamer's first  voyage.    She  was  fitted  out   by  the  Victoria  sealing incnto he used as a sort of storeship for  skins."  She is a new iron, vessel.    Her captain  and 2 sealing.men���������owners of schooners���������art1 at  Sitka, awaiting tin1 hearing of their case, which  comes up before judge Tittett at Sitka on Oc  tober 4th. They were not arrested, but civil  suits were begun a gainst each of them to recover  about 3 times the sum for which the vessel and  cargo was appraised. That was $<ST>,700; the  vessel is wort h a bout $20,tKX) and the sealskins  and provisions tlie balance*. A lawyer has now  gone from Seattle to Sitka in behalf of the  Sealers'Association of Victoria to try and get  the skins awav on bond.  ������������������It perhaps is not generally known that 3 of  the Alaska, Commercial Company's vessels���������the  Kodiak, Lillie, and Jennie were lately seized  there by the .Mohican, captain .Johnson, for sea  otter fishing. The Kodiak had 28 otter skins in  her hold. They are very rare and valuable.  The 3 vessels were releaser! on $10,000 bonds."  A I*arliaiuriitary Combine.  The Northwest executive was defeated by a  vote of 13 to 12 after a bitter fight, lasting since  3 o'clock p. in. on August 21th. The Saskatchewan 'members combined against premier Haul-  tain on account of his alleged  ignoring of that  district. Mr*. Cay-ley made an elaborate arraignment of mr. Haultaiu on various questions.  Nearly every ��������� member spoke*, and there were  frequent exciting scenes. It is probable that  iness'rs. Belts. Clinkskill or Cayiey will be the  new leader of t he Nort hwest government. Premier Jlaultain informed tlie house this afternoon that the executive bad tendered'his honor  their'resignation, which had been accepted. It  is said speaker Koss will resign, if be does, it  will cause ;i deadlock, as he would vote with-the  flaultaiu party, who were, as will be seen, defeated by only one vote.  DISSOLUTION  OF COPARTNERSHIP.  Notice- is hereby ���������given that the partnership heretofore  subsisting between, us. the imderMgiird. as owners of i he  steamboat A inswori h, on Kootmay lake, has this day been  ��������� dissolved by mutual cons.-n!. All debt-, owinu: to t lie said  partnership art; to be paid to David Bremner of Ainsworth. and all claims against the said part nership are to  he presented to the said David Bremner. who assumes all  the liabilii ics.  Dated at'Ainswor!.h this '20th day of'Angus,    \   D    ]S'i'*  Witnesses: * D.   HI. KM N Kl..  (). II.  Kcm'a.N, SAMl'KL   LoYATT,  ���������J. IIiksch. \\v JKVON'S.  isrELSoisr :m::e_a_t _m_^:r:k::e_t_  FLOUR, FEED, and HAY.   GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS.   HAMS and BACON.  DEY GOODS, KEADY-MADE CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, and CAPS.  FISBCHSTG-   TACKLE   j^.JSTJD   -_.T_A.lNrO"y   GOODS.  WjEST    __3__A_._KZ.1__] _Ei  Ii ~p3 -rp -pp rri

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