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Hence the statement, made at a recent meeting  of the Vancouver board of trade, that there is  not a single mine in the Kootenay Lake country.  One  of  the  members  of the syndicate was in  Nelson three weeks ago, and on hearing the reports   from   the   Silver   King   and. seeing   the  samples of ore brought down from that mine,  very naturally felt-as if that expert- had robbed  him of several thousand, dollars.    Since his departure  from   Nelson, the tunnel   in the Silver  King  has  reached  the  crosscut  run ..from, the  shaft,���������work that proved that one mine in the  lake country had over $1,000,000 worth of ore in  sight.    Within  the last ten days an additional  $l00,000 worth of ore has been exposed by extending the tunnel 10 feet beyond the drift; and.  for every additional 10 feet that the tuiinel is run  in solid ore, it is safe to say the owners of the  Silver  King   have  another   $100,000/ added   to  the value of their property.    The sump has been  cleaned out, and sinking the shaft was resumed  this week.    Adjoining  the  Silver King on the  west end is the Dandy, a claim that has many  indications of being to the Silver King \vhat the  Bi-Metallic is to  the  Granite  Mountain, Montana's largest dividend-x3aying silver mine, once  it  is taken   hold of by men with means.    The  Dandy was on the market last summer, and at  figures  not out of  proportion   to   its   apparent  value. Work is now being prosecuted in a tunnel  on the ledge, and the ore looks as well as that,  taken from the surface workings of the Silver  King.   Adjoining the. Silver King and Kootenay  Bonanza ground on the east is the Grizzly Bear,  another claim that was on the market last summer, and which could have been purchased for  a few thousand dollars.    Its ore is of the same  character as that from the adjoining properties,  and a fair average, sample from its dump assayed  over $70 in silver to the ton.     Parallel with the  Silver King is the Iroquois, a claim that is certainly a good prospect,    It was also on the market last summer, and at a price not beyond the  means of even an average Vancouver syndicate.  Thence westerly to the Toughnut, a distance of  three miles, are a hundred or more  locations,  every   one   of   then)   with   mineral   in   place.  Within t^hree miles of Nelson are half a, dozen  good-looking prospects, with well-defined ledges,  and ore on the dumps and in sight.  In condemning  this country on the   report of one expert,  Vancouver capitalists make a great mistake.   It  is now too late for them   to regain  a footing in  the country, as the   properties are all  held  at  figures beyond their reach.  The Cost of a Forty-Ton Smelter.  The ores of the Wood River country in Idaho  are similar to those of Hot Springs district, that  is, lead carrying a good percentage of silver. The  following, clipper! from the Spokane Review of  the 5th instant, may not be without? interest to  the people here who imagine that it will take a  bushel of money to build a smelter. The men  who organized the Nelson Smelting & Mining  Company can, if the figures are correct, erect a  smelter themselves in 60 days without a dollar  of outside, help, and they will do it too: "Wood  River papers are still clamoring for a smelter.  Fraser & Ohalmer of Chicago will place a 40-  ton smelter on the 'cars at Chicago for from  $5000 to $7000 and furnish the necessary plans  and specifications, also attend to all business at  Chicago, tiius obviating the necessity of an  agent being sent to attend to the shipping, etc.  "The smelter scheme was started by the increased  rates made by the railroads on ore shipments,  and unless the miners of the abused section  erect a smelter or the rates are reduced many  mines will have to be shut down. All that is  necessary is for the miners to collect 500 tons of  average ore as security, order the smelter and it  will come. It is estimated that $17,000 would  coverall expenses of putting in the plant ready  for operation."  THE'  POORMAN    MILL   TO 'BE   STARTED   UP.  The Kootenay Lake country Has within its  limits what is believed to be one of the largest  lead mines in the world���������Hendryx's Blue Bellas well as one of the richest silver-copper mining propositions in America���������Halls' Silver King.  The ores from the mines in Hot Springs district  are not only rich in native silver, but its average  value is above that of any galena camp in the  United States. The gold claims near Nelson are  not mere prospects, as one of them���������^Davenport's  Poorman���������already takes high rank as a bullion  producer. Owing to a scarcity of water the 10  stamps in the mill on the last-named property  were hung Up during the winter. The mill,  however, will be started up again as soon as  there is enough water in Eagle creek to run it,  word to that effect being received by the last  mail. Between 20" and 30 men will be put at  work in the mine. A. L. Davenport, who managed the property last year, is expected in on  the first boat.  A Mountain of Copper Pyrites.  Last June the Queen Victoria, a copper claim  situated  about 7^  miles  west  of   Nelson,   was  bonded to parties said to be officials of the Oan-  andian Pacific road. The amount of the bond  was $50,000. For some reason, the bond was  not taken up. This discouraged the owners,  and little work was done on the property until  late this winter, when Charles Brown, one of  the owners, resumed work in the tunnel that  ���������was started to prove the width of the ledge.  As the tunnel was advanced the ore became less  mixed with waste rock, and it is now believed to  be in place. Its grade has also improved, and it  is said to be .fully equal to that of the Anaconda  mine at Butte, Montana. It is copper pyrites,  the percentage of copper not being large! The  immensity of the croppings and the facility with  which mining "operations can be cai^ried on, to  say nothing of the nearness of the railway track,  gives the property a value that can only be increased by the employment of capital.  ���������A Trail Creelt Man  Wins a Fortune.  The owners of mineral claims in Trail Creek  district are willing to gamble that the ore bodies  in that camp are larger than those of any camp  in British Columbia; that Red mountain is a  solid mass of ore; and that every man Who  sticks to the camp will in time be a millionaire.  W. R. Poulton of the Gladstone house has also  great faith in the camp's future, but his faith  will not prevent him from going back to old  England to gain possession of an immense property left him  by a. deceased relative.  Prospects Never ISrigSiter.  Reports from Hot Springs district are that development work is proving the claims arid mines  of that section to be wonders. The shaft of the  United is down 100 feet and in solid ore. The  Tenderfoot shaft is down 60 feet, with good ore  in its bottom. The drift in the No. 1 isin high-  grade carbonate ore. Altogether, the prospects of  the camp were never brighter.  The  Premier of. the   Province Honored.  The   Canadian   Pacific's  new townsite  above  Sproat has been named Robson, in honor of  John Robson, premier of the province. The  railway grade is completed to the townsite, and  the track laid across the Pass Creek bridge.  'WITHDRAW   THE   RESOLUTIONS.  The mere fact of a royalty clause being placed  in the Railway Aid Act deterred thousands of  prospectors, miners, and mining capitalists from  exploiting the mineral districts of British Columbia, as it created the belief���������a belief that yet  prevails in many sections���������that all ores mined  in British Columbia is subject to  the   royalty.  While the royalty could only be collected from  the product of. mines discovered on land granted  the  railways  named, in the aid act, and could  under no circumstances be collected from the  product of any mineral claim now recorded iu  the province, yet it is difficult to  correct   the  misapprehension.    So will it be with the attempt  to place an export duty on ore.    Although the  duty will not be so placed, the impression will  get abroad that alT ore shipped   from British  Columbia is  subject to an export  duty.    The  Miner is opposed to all such futile attempts to  aid an industry that is in need of nothing more  than laws that will allow the prospector, miner,  and mining capitalist freedom of action.    The  erection of smelting works in Mexico, as the result of the duties  imposed   by  the McKinley  Tariff Bill, is used as an argument in favor of  the theory that an export  duty placed on our  ores  would   hasten   the  erection  of   reduction  works  in  this  section of the-province.    If the  McKinley bill was the direct cause of compelling  the mine owners of Mexico to erect smelters at  home, why will it not-have a like effect in British Columbia?   The lead ores of Mexico and the  lead ores of British Columbia are similar in character, and owing  to  the  duty imposed by the  McKinley bill  neither can   be  exported to the  United States at a profit.    The following are the  resolutions introduced in the legislative~assem-  bly. They should be withdrawn, as they can  do the mining industry no good, and may possibly do it great harm :  Whereas there arc now being mined in the Kootenay district large quantities .of gold, silver, copper, and lead ores ;  And whereas nearly the whole of the ore so mined is exported to foreign markets for reduction into bullion ;  And whereas it would be to the great advantage of the  Kootenay district and the province generally, to establish  a smelting industry at or near the town of Nelson, or at  some other point on or near Kootenay lake ;  And!" whereas it is a fact that the effect of the imposition  by the United States of a duty on raw ores from Mexico  brought a great amount of foreign capital which built up  la.rge smelting works in Mexico ;  And whereas the money representing the difFerence between the price of the raw ore and the reduced bullion is  now lost to this province, by the exportation and reduction  of the said ore in foreign countries, thereby benefiting said  foreign countries at the expense of this province ;  And whereas the absence of an operating smelter in a  mineral district places the 'price of its raw ore at the discretion of the foreign smelter, who deducts the cost of  transportation of the ore from the mine to his smelting  works, thereby lessening the value of the ore by so much  at least, and ofttimes more, to the miner himself;  And whereas the establishment of a smelting industry  would tend materially to increase the population, by attracting scientific and laboring men to the district/whose ctl.brts  would doubtless be directed to the development and advancement of the various industries within its resources,  and be the means of retaining within the province the  large sums now paid for foreign duties, transportation,  reduction fees, etc., etc.;  Now, therefore, be it resolved, that an humble address  be presented to his honor the lieutenant-governor, praying him to take such steps as he shall deem necessary to induce the Dominion government to place such an export  duty on raw ores containing gold, silver, copper, and lead,  as shall practically prevent the export of the same from  the province to foreign countries.  |5J  m  psra THE   MIKEE: /''ffELS.OK,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   MAEOH  M,   1891.  G-oods :and  Supplies: Delivered at any Prospect, Claim, or M  GjA,JEltt~S:   ^XTI_,X_.   ITLiIIINT-IES   OIF'  3  RSSBO 1  %$>  LOT  Drugs and Cigars in stock at Ainsworth.  AINSWOBTH, B. 0., and REYELSTOKE, B. C.  ARE   COAST - ISOBfctf    MA LKS ' BECOMING    I>WAKFS *?  Arthur MeEwen, a, San Francisco newspaper  man, claims that the climate of the Pacific coast  is the chief cause of the smallness in stature of  its native-born males, and predicts that in a few  generations that they will be dapper little fellows like the Japanese. In a letter to the Virginia, Nevada, Chronicle he says:  "The other night I attended the Grand opera-  house to see an actress whose chastest movement,  in the play was that in   which she  posed as a  miked woman.    But though the nasty baggage  pf an actress was neither interesting or improving, she was the occasion of phenomena of some  value to the social student.    There were hundreds of worneu in  the audience, some of them  young and of good social station.    And they sat  the thing out too.    I should say that a woman  who could do it, no matter what her artificial  position may be, has a native fitness for personal  intimacy with the/actress.    But the men were  the "real show. Of course there were the customary mobs of judges, lawyers, merchants���������old fellows who live a good deal in their clubs and go  everywhere without compunction or criticism���������  to prize-fights, dog-fights, the balls of the half-"  world, and wherever there is -red pepper wherewith to season the insipid, overdone stew of life.  The   mass   was  composed,   however,   of young  men, the lads who are just beginning to elbow  the elders aside and take charge of things in San  Francisco.    It must have made old Californians  who happened to be there sad to look at them ���������  not because they were dressed like dandies, for  the old-timer has grown used to see his understudy going around in a saucer hat, carrying a  cane, wearing, eye-glasses, gloves, and otherwise  assimilating himself to the eastern   model.    It  wras the physique of the youngsters that made  them   remarkable  and   aiarming.     Trim  little  figures, dapper, and active, were the rule.    Between the acts hundreds on hundreds of young  men crowded the lobbies whose average height  was not above 5 feet 6 inches and whose average  weight would not  go above 125.    An  ordinary  pioneer in his prime could have thrashed a dozen  without, fatigue.    There was no want of intelligence in the faces, and the 'chat; that went on  was bright  enough; but  Lord,   it's   no   wonder  that our proportioned girls look eastward and  across the Atlantic for husbands.  "In  New York of  a pleasant afternoon you  will see a multitude of handsome, healthy, refined  looking  women   on   Fith  avenue,   upper  Broadway, and driving through Jerome avenue.  The  husbands,  brothers,  and gallants of these  daughters of wealth, however, are not so agreeable to gaze upon.    A largo proportion-of. them,'  as you can see by their congested eyes and puffy  faces,   lead   hard   lives.     The   material   luxury  amid which the women become blooming, soft,  and   lovely,   rots  the.   men.    Similarly, California's luxurious climate naturally grows fine, full-  blooded girls,  as it does great, splendid roses,  but the men wither, or don't come to maturity.  It needs the twist and thrash of rough winds to  produce the tough, firm, masculine fiber.    The  New-York Tribune   was  polite  enough   to  say  once that all Californians in the third generation  would be  hoodlums.    It  is far more likely that,  they will be mild, amiable little fellows like the  Japanese and  married to giantesses.    The San  Francisco youth who does grow tall, has ordinarily a sunken chest, high, narrow shoulders and  spindle legs.    As an animal he is inferior to the  indigenous Mission Indian, who of all red men  was the meekest and least warlike. When Stanley comes here on his lecturing trip' he will see  thousands of adult males no bigger than his  African dwarfs. Fortunately for the state there  will for the next 50 years be plenty of room in it  for immigrants."  Tolstoi  as a SI������epI������er<l.  A curious anecdote about Tolstoi comes from  Russia. We all know what theories at once  evangelically socialistic and mystic are propagated by the Russian writer, not only in his  books that, have been so widely read but also in  little pamphlets that are scattered broadcast in  Russia. Not content with theorizing, the novelist has put his teachings into practice by hoeing his garden and mending his shoes. Some  time ago he thought, he could conduct animals  as well as men, and the place of communal shepherd having become vacant he proposed himself  as candidate in a meeting held for the purpose  of selecting a herdsman. The assembly was  somewhat surprised at this candidacy, and one  peasant ventured to ask the- novelist if he  thought that he was fitted for the task.  Wounded in his pride by such a doubt, Tolstoi  assured the meeting that he possessed all the  requisite qualities, he spoke so earnestly that he  was finally accepted as the communal shepherd.  On the following day he began his services with  the greatest zeal; but the success of his undertaking was not as great as he thought it would  be. In the villages the flocks are driven to field  at an early hour, but, Tolstoi had the bad habit  of lying abed late; then, instead of going about  and calling the sheep together at the sound of  the bag-pipe, as his predecessor had done, he  waited until the peasants had led him their  flocks to the court-yard of his house. As may  well be supposed the good people of Hosni-  Toljew soon grew dissatisfied with their literary  shepherd, and the communal /meeting called to  request his resignation was more enthusiastic  than the one that had ratified his candidacy.  Bttveaatiotts that Will Simplify Telegraphy.  From an American .paper we,learn that mr.  Edison, when asked, whether he thought the  present style of telegraphy would soon be done  away with, replied: "Yes, but not until the old- \  timers have disappeared. The operators now  have a deep-seated prejudice against any inventions that will simplify telegraphy. But some  of the inventions have .already been made, and  it is only a, question of time when a. man can  rush into a telegraph office, scratch off a note to  his wife in Chicago, and the exact duplicate of  his note will he. delivered over the wire to his  wife. This will riot be all by any means, but  maps, newspaper pictures, will be transmitted,  promptly by wire. These new inventions will be  for the coming generation to see in practical use.  Making Man Consumptive ]*roof.  Dr. Koch's remarkable discovery has already  been followed by a, further step, which aims not  so much at curing people who are afflicted with  consumption as at preventing the growth of the  disease in those who are healthy, just as Jenner  introduced vaccination as a preventive against  smallpox. This discovery has been made by drs.  Hericourt and Richet, pupils of in. Pasteur.  Their experiments so far have been confined to  rabbits, but they are confident of having found  out the secret of making man consumptive proof.  THIS-    GOVERNMENT     MSiBlSTS   . SEVEK-E-    CJE2WSUKK..  The only independent high-class journal in  Canada, is The Week of Toronto. It discusses  all questions affecting politics, 'literature,  science, and art' dispassionately. For that reason its views are worthy of consideration by all  who favor good and honest government. Its  issue of February 6th contained the following:  "This time the expected has happened. Acting  'on the advice of his responsible ministers, his  exeellency, the governor-general, has been  pleased to dissolve the house of commons one  year before the efflux of its full term of life, and  issue his writs for a new parliament. The time  allowed for the elections is short, scarcely more  than a month. Whether this is a matter for  congratulation or for regret is a question in regard to which opinions will differ.    Perhaps, as  party politics go and as such contests are managed, it is as well that the agony should be short,  and the time for wire-pulling and bringing undue  influences  to   bear  as limited  as possible.  Did our mode of conducting elections and transacting   our   political   business   approach   more  nearly   to an   ideal standard, it   would, on   the  other hand,-be highly desirable, that the fact of  a coming dissolution should be definitely known  many weeks before hand.    The interval could  then be used by the leading men of both parties ,.  in discussing the great issues involved and educating the people to an intelligent and dispassionate consideration of their respective policies  and arguments.     Good citizens would be proud  to see these leaders meeting often face to face on  the same.-platforms, relying on each other's arguments and presenting their own, openly, in  the presence of the people; instead of discoursing individually to meetings composed of their  own partisans.    It is not to the credit of our political methods that the politicians have in these  days 'almost abandoned these old-fashioned and  manly face to face discussions.    With regard to  the question of dissolution itself, we have before  maintained what seems clearly to be the constitutional right of the government to determine  on its own responsibility when the circumstances  are such  as to warrant or demand a premature  dissolution.    Thej^ may abuse the right, just as  they may abuse any other trust.    The  people  must be their judges.  In one respect we have no  hesitation in saying that the government seems  to us to-merit very severe censure, and the people must be careless of their own rights and hold  the palladium of their liberties, the franchise, in  small estimation, if they do not find  m<jans of  bestowing that, censure.    We refer to the fact  that,  under the   unwieldy and enormously expensive franchise act the government have introduced, and through their own deliberate refusal to make the revision needed under the act,  a hundred thousand' of loyal Canadian citizens  will be deprived of the right to vote in the coming election, while the presence on the 2-year-old  voting lists of thousands of names which should  not now be there will afford facilities for fraud  and personation which should not exist.    If the  people of Canada do not take some means both  of resenting this great wrong and of preventing  its repetition, it can only be because partisan zeal  makes them strangely blind to their own rights  and interests." THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0���������   SATURDAY,   MARCH  14.   1891.  NELSON MEAT MARKET,  Will   contract to deliver fresh meat at railroad camps,  mines, and all towns on Kootenay, lake.  TDTTJElXl<TC3r   THE   ^W-IZFSTTIEIR,    :...  (having   the   contract   to   carry   her    majesty's   mails)  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS,  for the convenience of travelers, will be kept on the trail  between Nelson and Marcus.  EXPRESS    PACKAGES  promptly forwarded from Marcus to Little Dalles, Trail  Creek, Sproat, Nelson, Balfour, and Ainsworth.  QO R R AL AND STABL!NG  also, job wagons and saddle animals.  OPFICE AND MAEKET:  NO- 11 EAST /BAKE R: STREET  Canadian Pacific Eailway  OUR NATIONAL HIGHWAY.  Through Passenger Service from Ocean to Ocean.  nsro   CHAK&ES.  LOWEST FARES TO ALL POINTS  '.... To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  Kootenay B.aBie Shippers will be consulting   their   own  interests  by shipping by the  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  STEAMER   "LYTTON"  leaves Sproat's Landing for REVELSTOKE every Tuesday and Friday, making connection with trains for  VANOOUVEK,  NEW WESTMINSTER S  VIOTOKEA,  fej TOBOMTO,  CHICAG-o'  AND   ALL POINTS EAST.  Por rates,  maps,   time-tables,  etc.,  etc.,  apply to any  agent of the company. '  ROBERT  KERR, D.  E.  BROWN,  Gen'l Fr'tand Passenger Ag't, Ass't Gen'l Fr't& Pas'r Ag't.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.. Vancouver, B. C.  Tl  DEALERS   IN  GROCEBIES  AND  SUPPLIES POE PEOSPEOTOES AND MINEES.  BALFOUR,  located as it is at the outlet of Kootenay lake, will  be easily accessible during the winter to all  the  mining districts on  the  lake.  PRICES REASONABLE AS AT AINSWORTH OR NELSON  t *������������������'-"?  Ainsworth, Hot Springs District, B. C.  Miners' Supplies, Provisions, Tools,  Crockery, Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying  duty on goods at Canadian custom-house on the river.  DOKA'S -..LETTER.  The only person speaking was a handsome  Jewess of 24 or 25 years, whose name, or nom de  guerre, was Theodora Osnavitch. She was a  rare type of that race, being a superb blonde,  with bright, golden hair, large, lustrous blue  eyes, and exhibiting the ���������powerful' figure and  splendid health which characterize the Hebrew  women to so remarkable degree. As she paused  at the end of an argument and chained a glass  of Josephshoefer, some one asked: "What  made you a nihilist, Dora?" "Nothing very remarkable to us Russians," she replied. "I belong to a good family in a small town in the  Warsaw province. I married the rabbi of our  synagogue, and we were very happy for a few  months.     The czar  then   made a change  and  sent down a new governor from St. Petersburg  to replace'our old'one, who was a just and good  man,  although  a Russian  general.    The  newcomer had every vice, and no virtue of any kind.  He was so bad and cruel that our friends and  relatives  wrote us when he  came warning us  against him.    My husband, the next Sabbath,  in  the synagogue, told  our people about him,  and advised them,to be over-cautious in not violating any one of the thousand tyrannical laws  with which they were cursed.   Though he spoke  in Hebrew, for fear of spies, some one betrayed  him  to the governor.    He was arrested, tried,  flogged on  the public square into insensibility,  and sent to Siberia for life.    I was present when  he underwent his agony, and stood it until I became crazed.   I broke through the crowd toward  the wretch of an official, and cursed him and his  master, the czar, and swore vengeance against  both. I, too, was arrested, tried at court-martial,  and sentenced to receive a hundred blows with  the rod in the public square.    I, a woman, was  taken   by  drunken  Moujiks and heathen  Cossacks  to the  place, tied' by  my  hands   to  the  whipping-post, my clothing torn from my body  to the waist, and beaten before all the soldiery '  and the people of the  town.    At the twentieth  blow  I fainted; but the ropes held me up, and  the   full   hundred   were counted  on   my   body.  They cut me down, rubbed rock salt .and water  and some iron, that eats like tire, into my back  to stop the bleeding, and carried me to the hospital.    I   lay   there  two  months  and   was discharged.    I had but one idea then, and that was  vengeance.    By patience I managed  to get employment  in   the governor's palace  as a seamstress.    One afternoon he was in his bath, and  he  sent   for towels.    The attendant   was tired,  and I volunteered to take them.    I threw them  over my arm, and under them I held a long stil-  ������  etto, sharp as a. needle.    I entered the room, and  ' he was reading and smoking in the bath.    I laid  the towel by his side with my left hand, and at   !  the next moment,  with my right, I drove the   |  knife through his heart. It was splendidly done,    j  He never made a sound, and I escaped, to this   |  land.    That is why I am an nihilist.    Do anv of   j  you   doubt?"    She  sprang  excitedly, from "her  chair, and in half a minute had bared herself to   j  the waist.    The front.of her form, from neck to   |  belt,  might  have   passed   as the model  of  the   !  Venus'di Milo.    But the  back!    Ridges, welts,   j  and  furrows,  that crossed and interlaced   as  if   i  cutout with a red-hot iron! patches of white,   j  gray, pink, blue, and angry red; holes and hoi-   j  lows with hard, hideous edges; half visible ribs   j  and   the  edges   of   ruined   muscles,  and   all   of   j  which moved, contracted, and lengthened with  .i  the  swaying of  her body.    There  was  a g.-isp   j  from every one  present.    The aged   host   rose,  silently kissed  her on  the forehead, and helped   j  her to put back ;her garments.    Then  again  the  wine passed round, and what secret toasts were   j  made as the party drank will never he known.  A   Bill 1<������  Make  Thaie-fheeks   BJear Interest. i  i  A bill 'to make time-checks for labor bear in-  terestfrom date of issue,  and.be negotiable as   j  bills   of  exchange, has   been   introduced  in (he   i  Washington  legislature, and  is a  strong-move !  in   the  interest   of  the   workingmen.    The  bill  provides that all time-checks or certificates of |  indebtedness for labor, issued by any contractor, j  company or corporation for services rendered by j  an employe or employes'shall bear interest from  date of issue until paid, at the rate of 10 percent |  per annum; that the provisions of tlie  act shall I  apply to all persons irrespective of age or sex,  and that the violation of its provisions shall be  deemed a misdemeanor, and punishable by a  tine of not less than $50, nor more than $200, for  each and every offense.  WEST   KGOTimY   DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial revenue taxes for 1891 are now due .and payable at my bilice;  Nelson, at the following rates: ���������  If paid  on  or before  ihe.'JOth .lime.'. ....-  One-half of one per cent on,'the. assessed value of real  estate;   - ���������   .   ���������,���������  One-third of one per cent on the assessed value of personal property;  Seven and one-half cents per acre on wild land.  If paid on  or after  the  1st  ,9uly.  ,:Two-thirds of one per cent on the assessed value of real  "-,   ....estate;  One-half of one per cent on the assessed value of personal;  property;  Eight and one-half cents per acre on wild land.  T. H. GIFFIN. assessor and collector.  Nelson, February10th, 1891. / '  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROWN   GRANTS  Notice is hereby given that Richard A. Fry and A. C. Fry  have tiled the necessary papers, and made application for  a crown grant in-.favor of the Grizzly Bear mineral claim,  situated at.:Toad Mountain, West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, arercquested to forward their  objections to me within 00 days from the date of this publication. G. 0. TUNSTALL,  Revelstoke, January 29th, 1S91. Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Richard A. Fry and A. C. Fry  have tiled the necessary papers and made application for ,  a crown grant in favor of a mineral claim known as the Silver Queen, situated in  the Toad Mountain subdivision,  West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, are requested to forward their1  objections to rnc within -60* days fronvthe date of this publication. \.��������� \    G.-G. TUNSTALL,  Revelstoke, January 29th, 1891. Gold commissioner.  APPLICATION   FOR   WATER   RIGHT.  I hereby give notice of my intention to apply to the honorable chief commissioner of lands and works for authority  to take three hundred inches of water from a spring of"  water now flowing in three branches through my preemption near Nelson, in West Kootenay district, at any point  from its source or throughout my preemption, to be conveyed across the land reserved by the government and my  preemption, to any portion of my said preemption or the  town of Nelson, where water will be required for irrigation,  manufacturing, milling, and household purposes; for a  term of ninety-nine years. J. D. TOWN LEY.  Nelson, October 22nd, 1890.  APPLICATION   FOR   WATER   RIGHT.  I-hereby give notice of my intention to -apply to 'the honorable chief commissioner of lands and works for authority  to-take, one thousand inches of water from Cottonwood  Smith creek, near Nelson, in West Kootenay district;  commencing at a point where the said Cottonwood Smith,  creek first enters my preemption or at any point where it  flows through or at its exit from my preemption or thereabouts, to be conveyed through the lands reserved by the  government and my preemption to any portion of the said  town of Nclson/'whore water will be required for milling,  manufacturing, and household purposes for a term or  ninety-nine years. J. D. TOWNLEY.  Nelson, October 22nd, 1.S90.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the parliament of Canada at its next session for an act to  'incorporate" a Company with power to construct, equip,  operate, and maintain a line of electric telegraph and telephone from Sproats Landing on the Columbia river, in  Kootenay district, to the boundary line of the province of  British. Columbia, together with all necessary powers,  rights-and privileges.  Dated at Victoria, B. 0., (his 12fh (lav of January, 1S01.  .   OHAItLBS WILSON, solicitor for applicants.  McLvtykk & Codio, Ottawa agents.  NOTICE.  During my absence'from Kootenay, T. Vincent Thurburn  ,of Baker street holds my power-of-aftorney, and Mr. Saunders of Balfour to act as my resident agent there, in accordance with the terms of the land act.  CHAKLKS WESTLY BUSK.  Balfour, B. C, November 2.r>th, 1890.  TIMBER    LEASE.  ..-.   ,   >st  of  M.   S  thence south  80  c.  chains; thence south 80 chains-; thence east 80 chains;  thence south 80 chains; thence cast .-10 chains ; thence south  100 chains ; thence west, 100 chains ; thence north 100 chains:  thence west, 20 chains; thence north 80 chains (o._point or  commencement; and containing 1800 acres, more or less.  NELSON SAWM ILL COMPANY,  IU' TV-T   w   liAvvsjiiul .1   W   Tni������nv  By M.S. Daws and J. W. Tolsox.  Nelson. B. C, February 2nd, 1891.  lie  FOR   SALE.  undersigned will sell an undivided one-fifth interest  (120  feet)   in   the Ivanhoe  mining claim, situate  on  Hall  creek, 10 miles from Nelson.  Nelson, B. C, February 2Sth, 1S91.  JOHN HOUSTON.  ������WS(fJWVBBJJWJL.Il  BtfieiiwaHBwmiLiws  PWgMgQBIWffiBlWBMgKIHiy^^  UWRUIMIVJIliUH,  AiaaMWWttlflUi^UBJ^^ THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH 14,-.1891.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Tbrce months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year ������1.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of ������3 an inch (down the column) per'.month;,   A  .   special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  'Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  , 15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  , each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period., than-3 month's'considered transient-and---.,  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines -will be counted as 12 lines.  Letters to/the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name.'   Communications with such signatures  ,;������������������,.     as  "Old  Subscriber," "Veritas,"  "Citizen," etc.,  etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock./ '...''���������'���������'.,'  Address all,Letters;  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  E MTOltlAX ������������������ :-K EM AKKS.  It is Unwise at this time to request the Dominion government to place an export duty on ore,  for the reason that any radical change in the  present  laws will  retard   the  development  of  an industry that is  hardlv vet on ,its!feet.    The  bulk of the capital for the development of our  'mines   will  come  from the United States  and  England, where the conditions existing here and  our  laws   are  now generally  understood;   but  should   the   existing   conditions   and   laws   be  changed, time ���������'���������will be "required  to make these  changes known and comprehended.    The duty  imposed by the United States on ores carrying  lead and copper prohibits'the exportation of such  ores from British Columbia, unless the ores are  high-grade in the precious metals.    The bulk of ,  the lead ores in the Kootenay Lake country run  from 20 to 60 per cent in lead and carry from $10  to $50 in silver to the ton.    The duty on such  ores, if shipped to the United States for reduction, would amount to from $6 to $18 a ton���������an  amount that will prevent any large shipments  being  made.    Again, there are ores in British  Columbia that  cannot  be  successfully treated  at any reduction works likely to be erected in  British Columbia in the near future, and their  mining  would only be handicapped bj^ subjecting them  to an export  duty.   There is not a  smelter in the province at which the copper ores  of Toad Mountain district can   be reduced, and  the placing of an export, duty on these-ores-will  work a hardship on mine owners who of necessity must ship  their ores to  foreign reduction  works.    If the mining industry is to be developed in the near future, it should not be hampered with restrictions and duties that only tend  to befog capitalists seeking investments.    Liberal  bonuses to aid   the  erection  of reduction  works at points where an ore supply is in sight  is what  is  needed,   not  export  duties  on  ore.  Railways will also do more to  build reduction  works' in  British Columbia than export duties.  The mining industry will get along all right if  allowed half a chance to stand on its own legs.  One of the live issues in the late provincial  campaign was the taxation of wild land. It was  generally held that the present system of taxation was unequal and unfair, in that it favored  the land speculator as against the land tiller.  The government promised to bring in a bill to  remedy the defect, and, if we are not mistaken,  premier Robson in a speech at Vancouver placed  himself on record as being anxious to tax the  wild land speculator out of the province. Although a copy of the bill has not yet reached  The Miner, it is reported a bill has been introduced in the assembly raising the taxation on  wild land from 7J, cents to 10 cents per acre.  This is all well as far as it goes. But for fear  that the raise would work a hardship on the  owners of large tracts of pasture land in the  southern portion of the province, provision   is  made for the exemption of 30 acres from taxation for each and every head of stock owned by  the holder of the land. In other words, the  owners Of the 20,000 head of cattle in the southern portion of Yale district will escape taxation  oh 600,000 acres of their wild pasture lands,  while' the owners of the 20,000 head of stock in  the farming districts of the province will be compelled to pay taxes on.t he-assessed value.of their  farm lands. No doubt this is a change from the  present system; but it is not the change desired  bv the friends of tax reform.  Sir John's" battle cry, * 'A Briton I was born, a  Briton 1 will die!" has given him another lease  of political life in Canada, as the meagre reports  of the election at hand give him a majority of at  least 40 in the house of commons. He himself,  was elected in Kingston by an increased majority, but several of his cabinet go down in defeat. That the election was a fair test is questionable, for thousands of young Canadians  were disfranchised by the provisions of a registration law intended to retain in power,the party  that framed it, by hived and gerrymandered  districts, and by the suddenness with which the  election was sprung on the people. The signs  of the times are, that as soon as ruled by people  born on her soil, Canada, will either be an independent nation or be in political union with the  United States. ____ :  In the legislative assembly, on the 2nd instant,  colonel Baker's Crow's Nest & Kootenay Lake  , railway, bill passed its second reading by a vote  of 23 to 4, Cotton and Home of Vancouver and  Martin and Semlin of Yalec voting in the negative. These gentlemen disclaim being influenced  by the Canadian Pacific railway, mr./.Cotton opposing the bill in what he considered the interests of the province of British Columbia. He  said the ways and laws of this province were  far freer than those of the Americans. Here.  Americans could take up land unrestrictedly,  while British subjects could neither take  up lands nor mines in Idaho or Washington.  The Miner will have to call mr. Cotton down.  In Idaho and Washington men with the necessary capital can engage in railway building as  freely as they can in merchandising; and - in  British Columbia no person not a British subject,  can acquire land by preemption. Mr. Cotton,  we are afraid your zeal to promote what you believe to be the interests of Vancouver���������not the  interests of British Columbia���������leads you to make  statements not based on facts.  The fact that the mining camps on Kootenay  lake paid two-thirds of the total revenue collected in West Kootenay district is proof that  the seat of government should be removed from  Revelstoke to some point on Kootenay lake,  nearer the center of population. Nelson alone  paid over one-half the total revenue collected in  the district. ____  We do not believe there is a skilled miner in  the Kootenay Lake country who is willing to  work for less than $3.50 a day, and we do not  believe there is a mine owner in Toad Mountain  district who is unwilling to pay that rate. But  if there are men in the lake country willing to  work for $3, or even $2.50, a day, and mine  owners in other districts only too willing to employ them, how long will it be before the lower  rate will prevail in every district in the country ?  Considerable opposition to labor organizations  is being manifested in the lake country, now  that a miner's union has been formed at Nelson,  by those who do not understand the aims and  workings of such organizations.   Part of the opposition comes from men who would have wage-  earners enter into competition with each other  for the privilege of working, the one making the  lowest- bid  winning the privilege.    If competition forces associated capital to combine for self  protection, how much  greater is the necessity  for organization among men whose only capital  is the wages received for* their labor.    If competition was the system followed, how long would  it  be before  the  rate  prevailing in  all  trades  would be., that for which the poorest and most  shiftless craftsmen  would  be willing to work?  It is a well-known fact/that when   employers  are given the sole right to fix the wa.ges of their  employees, that the rate is always the  lowest  possible that men can be found to work for.   As  a rule, employers encourage the class who, when  out of woi'k, believe it fair to accept a job at any  wages offered; a class who will not understand  that, in, nine cases out of ten, their acceptance,  of a job thus tendered means the throwing out  of employment of a fellow-worker, who, in turn,  is compelled and justified in going; elsewhere and  doing   likewise/Labor   organizations   aim   to  make the rate of wages fair alike to both employer  and   employee,  and  in   their   workings  need   to   prevent   this   unscrupulous   scramble  after situations.   No labor organization compels  an employer to keep in his pay a workman who  does not earn the wages paid'him,-or who" is in  other ways objectionable.    No labor organization compels superior .workmen.to labor for the  rate  adopted  by that  particular organization;  such workmen having perfect liberty to demand  as high a rate as they please.    But members of  labor organizations do object to being compelled  to  work  along  side  men  who are opposed  to  their organization, and who are at all times only  too willing to defeat its aims.    Memders of labor  organizations   look   upon   unfair  non-members  just as the business  men do who form associations  to protect  themselves against  unscrupulous  dealers;   just, as the professional men  do  who form societies to protect themselves against  quacks and shysters; just as the manufacturers  do  who form  combines to  protect  themselves  against  unfair rivals;  and all alike detest  the  men who cut rates.     /   Mr. Robson says it is the policy and earnest  desire of the government to promote the erection of such reduction works as will enable our  ores to be treated in the province, and any sound  and meritorious scheme having that object in  view, and seeking a subsidy in either land or  money, shall receive the best consideration of  the government. Acting on that statement, the  business men and mine owners of Nelson have  incorporated a company, under the Companies  Act, and will apply for a site for reduction works  at the falls of Cottonwood Smith creek, and for  a share of the town lots in Nelson as a bonus.  This action is taken because of the belief that it  is better for this section of the lake country to  have reduction works erected near an established  town, instead of making subsidized reduction  works the nucleus of a new town. Two parties  are already at Victoria seeking subsidies in land  and money for the erection of reduction works  in the Kootenay lake country. It is well known  that neither party cares particularly where the  land granted is situated as long as it is available  for townsite purposes���������town lots and not ore is  what they are after. The falls on Cottonwood  Smith creek are nearly equidistant from the  mines and claims on Toad mountain, Sandy  creek, Eagle creek, 49 creek,and the north side of  Kootenay river. The site is admirably situated,  because of the abundant water power and the resrottsHHWHftswwwwrai  wmwewffliBtwwriKaw  THE  MmEE:    M1LS0N,   B, 0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH  14,   1891.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned. G-oodsr Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a ;Specialtyr  :        The stock is full and comiDlete in every Department,, and the mibho win find it to their advantage to calL  and compare Prices. ,, ,        "  Main Street, REYELS  i.  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NEI  facility with which ores and their product could  be handled. It is within half a'mile of, deep  water in the outlet of Kootenay lake, and is even  a less distance from the Columbia & Kootenay  railway yard at Nelson. These considerations,  aside from the fact that no money is asked as a  bonus, should have great weight; with the government when entertaining propositions for the  erection of reduction works in Toad Mountain  , district, at least.  Mere Tools".-of a-: ISaiLwuy  Corporation.  That a business organizationwould be the  mere, tool of a railway corporation is almost be-  .yond belief. No better proof,'that they are is  needed than the following, which is the petition  against,chartering southern Kootenay railways  forwarded to the legislative assembly by the  board of trade-.of Vancouver:  That the Canadian Pacific Railway. Company arc now  building the Columbia & Kootenay railway..which will be  in operation early this spring, and that tin * railway, in con-  iunetion with the water- communication available, will  affordall the accommodation that wilt be required for the  carriage of ores and supplies during the coming season.  That in the event of the progress of mining operations,  during the coming season, boiiigsueh as to warrant further  expenditure on railways that will keep.'the trade within  the boundaries of the province, it is understood that the  Canadian .Pacific Railway Company are-prepared to proceed promptly with the construction of such railways in  the south Kootenay district. That, your petitioners therefore pray, that the circumstances are in no way 'changed  [from last year], the charter should not be granted to the  Crow's Nest & Kootenay railway except on the following  conditions:  That the company should be compelled to commence  work On the main line from the coast eastwards, and from  the cast end westward, concurrently : and that no charters  'should-be granted during the present session to the said  company,   or any  other  company,   to  build 'any line.   pi\  'branch line or lines, south from Nelson or northfrom the  boundary line in the two Kootenay districts until, the line  to.the coast has-been built, or satisfactory proof given that  it can and will be built.  As we arc confident that the development of the mines  should warrant a'further expenditure, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company will, without delay, construct any  fines necessary for the commercial wants raid future development of the Kootenay and adjoining districts, -which  lines will retain the trade of these districts within the  province.'   'I'he C'o.sl of q&*ae of tlie S'lsnadiass JPaciSirV BSmitehcs.  The statement, made Ivy one of the speakers at.  the Vancouver board of trade meeting, that the  Canadian Pacific had expended $?.")(),(){){') in building   a   railway   from   Spront   to   Nelson,  is   not  based on fa.cts.     In   fh'1   first  place,  the   cost .of  the   road   when   completed   will   not.  be   above  $500,000.     As an.offset to that amount, the company   receives a  cash   subsidy  '.>\!   over   $.100,000  from the Dominion'government and land worth  fully $100,000 more from the provincial government.    Tims, it will  be seen that the net cost of  the   road   to   the   Canadian   Pacific will  not   be  above $300,000.    The line is 30 miles long,     it is  bonded, so it   is said, for $30,000 a   mile.    These1  bonds were recently introduced on the London  market,  and   are   now   quoted   at. 2'above-par.  According to these figures, the Canadian Pacific  is about $600,000   clear winner by building tin1   j  Columbia & Kootenay railway, and it is not to   \  be wondered that that company seeks to retain  a monopoly of railway building in British  Columbia.      ��������� ;  Business Meis. Buying Law Suits.   ���������  To the Editor of The Miner:   I notice in,  your paper of the date of February 24-th, under  the  heading   "More   Litigation   over  Valuable  Mineral Claims," a statement to the effect that  Dan McGrillivray of Vancouver lias purchased a  half interest in claims against the Frv owner-  ship of mining property on -Toad .mountain.  Can this be true? .Have business men ceased to'  become such, and gone wild in the general enthusiasm created by the opening up'of the great  Hall mine?. It would certainly seem that: some  have suffered in the excitement, when a man  can be found ready to enter into a wild cat  scheme as such a sale and purchase would be.  What can a business man mean by buying a  law suit, when one of the parties from whom he  makes his purchase has not even taken the  trouble to see that his ass ssment work is done.  It is a. well-known fact that William Perdue did  not look after the doing of his assessment work,  and it can be easily proven that it was not done,  either by himself or agent. I would advise mr.  McCHllivray (if he has really undertaken to prevent the Frys obtaining patents to their ground)  to   ascei��������� tain,   befoi��������� e  going  to   law,   on   what  grounds the properties .were jumped.  Nelson. March 10th.  A. C. Fry,  'B'o.kiug  S'Hii at tUc, fiMitor.".  The following-poetical.parody was mailed The  Miner from a little-town, back in  Illinois, at  which it has but one subscriber. If that subscriber is in search of a job, she can find one out  here in British Columbia patching pailts, not  for any of The Miner outfit, but for a man  whose pants are none the less greatly in need of  repairs: -  .Lives of great men oft remind us honest toil dont stand a  chaiK-c. ���������   '       .  ���������'  More we work wo leave behind us bigger patches on our  pants.  On our pants once new and glossy now are patches of di Ire-rent hue.  All because subscribers linger and.wont pay up what is  due.  ' Then let all be up and doing, send in your mite be it so  small,  Or when the snows of winter strike us we shall have no  pants at all.        _  __   Seen<'"-������.^eoten  ISaoiway  Slafion.  Ticket-collector, in making his collection, finds  an  old gentleman   fumbling in  his  pockets for  ticket. Ticket-collector: "Tickets, please'!" Old  gentleman: "I'm iist looking for it." Ticket-  collector':,' "Well, I'll look in again in a. few  ���������minutes. See and have it. ready then." Ticket-  collector returns shortly, but the old gentleman  is still hunting for it. Ticket-collector (suddenly): "Why, you have it in your mouth,  man!" Old ���������gentloman,(giving him the1 ticket):  "Oh, so I hae! Here you are!" .Another gentleman in the carriage, as the. train moves on, to  first gentleman : "I'm afraid you're losing your  memory, sir." Old gentleman: "Nae . fear  o' that;" nae fear o' that. The ticket was a. fortnight auld. and I wis iist sookin  the date atf't."  The undersigned is prepared to do operative  dentistry at his office, on Stanley street, from  2 to A P. M. (Sunday's.. excepted).' All work  guaranteed1 for one1'year;   Terms strictly cash.  E. C.ARTHUR, A; M.,M.D.  Nelson, B. C., February 27th, 1S91. . . ,r  THIS    SPACE    IS    RESERVED'   FOR  DRUGGIST.  Main Street, Revelstoke,B. .0.  (Branch.store at Donald.)  DRUGS,  PATENT   MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept,in- first-class  drug stores.  CIGARS    AT    WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt a.ttenlion.  carry -large lines of plain, medium, and high-grade  furniture. Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  ���������price from' ������0.o0 to $o00. 'Hotels furnished through-  Out. Otlice and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  "made to order, and "Woven wire, hair, and wool  1 mattresses' in stock., Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for .15vans tiros, pianos and Dohorty organs.  MAIN STREET, REVELSTOKE. B.C.  ������  NOTARY- PUBLIC,  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc,  Agent for mineral claims ���������;  crown   grants  obtained    for  mineral claims, and abst raels of title for same furnished..  Ollieo at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. (.'.  T have discontinued selling lots in Balfour for the winter  months. This will give an opportunity for holders to improve 1 he shining hours of winter bv selling to their friend*  outside. ���������   " ��������� (,'HAIILKS  W KSTLY  BUSK.  Balfour, B. C, November 2f)th. LS'.iu.  'Will purchase lot 3 in block- 11 (I he lot is between dr.  Arthur's drug store and mr. KlliVs assay otlice). Terms:  $'H!r> cash ; balance, October l/ith. bS'.il. Apply to Houston,  Ink & Allan, i-i Kast Baker street. 6  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUKDAY,   MAEOH  14/ 1891.  I'KKESTLV  ,KI;W:.  The   following   is   an   extract   from  a.  recent  speech on   the Irish .''.quest ion  deli vexed by lord  ,   Salisbury.   . It is woi'thy the, consideration of all  men who believe in the keeping, apart of religion  and politics:   .,.  ''But   there   is   another'   phenomenon   which  seems to   be more '���������'���������formidable, still.    We  have  always said that one of the great -dangers of our  brethren in the north of Ireland-was that they  would be subject to priestly rule.    In using that  word I am anxious to explain myself.    1 am not  touching any dogmatic or theological quest ion.  1 am anxious to avoid any word of the slightest  disrespect to '.those  with   whom I theologically  differ.    But priestly  rule  is  not a monopoly of  any  religious com in union.    It is a   degeneracy  into which all religious organizations are apt to  fall if .precautions are. not taken.    You .will find  priestly rule not only in the Roman church, but  you ���������'���������will, find it in those communities that are  most distinctly 'separated from Rome. .Nay, in  the Mahomedan communion itself, which admits  the existence of no priest, you will  find .priestly,  rule established by the influence of the ordinary  teachers of religion.    Priestly rule is the-vice, of  religious organization.    It is that "worst corruption Which, we are told by the proverb, belongs  to alTthe best influences"    It is an attempt to  use the influences gained by teachers of religion,  by virtue of their high mission, in the furtherance   of  secular ends.  , When   the .teachers  of  religion, basing themselves upon the influences  ������. which they have acquired by the holy truths of  which they are the appointed expounders, ,when  they  try to   use that for secular,  earthly, personal ends, they then corrupt that which is best  by the worst degeneracy.    They bend down the  things of heaven to those of earth,, and in denouncing   them   we   are  not   denouncing  any  religion or form of religion; we are denouncing  'that .disease which is menacing and fatal to all  religions  alike.    Now, just look at   what happened   in  Ireland.     The   heads   of   the   Roman  ���������Oat-holic chui-c h, for 11 \eir o\vn reasens,. desert-  ing   their   high  functions,' leaving   aside  altogether  the  supernatural   doctrine   with   which  they were  charged, resolved   that it was their  interest   that   home   rule  should   be  obtained,  and,    therefore,    that    mr.    Gladstone    should  be    gratified     in     the    matter    of    mr.    Par-,  nell's ostracism;   and when   they had   resolved  upon   that  point���������they took a fortnight:  to resolve'it, they looked, round very carefully upon  all the interests that might be affected���������having  resolved it, they apply the whole force of their  matchless   organization   to carry it into effect.  But did you watch what the result, of that was,  what tremendous odds there were against which  they had to struggle, and how up to this time at  least they have succeeded?   .They'were fighting  against the man who up to that time had coin-...  ������ nVanded t he Nationalist   forces in  Ireland as a  despot ���������himself   the   man   who   had   made the  whole movement of home rule, himself the man  who disposed of the whole American sympathies  which have been so'powerful in this-question.  They,were fighting against him, and yet, almost  at a moment's  not ice, they were able to bring  nearly the whole of their clerical organization  to   bear,   and,   in   the   only  battle   which  was  'fought, .sweep him fro in the field.    I a in not saying I have the slightest, sympathy,with either  side.    I can see abundant grounds for distrusting both.   -But what,  rdo ask you is to contemplate the tremendous power of the organization  which   for  a.  moment   was   revealed   to   view.  'That   is   the   organization   which,  if   you grant  home rule, will govern Ireland in future.   That is  the organ iza/t ion beneath whose ruthlossheel you  are about to place the Protestants of the nort h of  Ireland who have suffered through many a. long  generation of history from this antagonism, and  who'look upon  it  as  the most terrible fat e that  can    await    them,   that:   their   future   political,  social, material   welfare shall beat the bidding  of tlie organized priesthood of -Ireland.    It:  is a,  revelation   which  we must not neglect.    It lias  been a puzzle to us why Irish society was so dislocated; why if   did not   move in   an   ordinary  way;- why men of education seemed to have so  little opinion of   those who had influence; and  we now .know the reason.'     We know now that,  the more  powerful organization, which has  in  every age set every other at defiance, was in the  field" before us, and   that it   had sapped  every  social   tie and set at:   naught every   traditional  affection.    We shall be mad indeed if we do not  take warning from these disclosures in the  tempest that passed over Ireland in the autumn.  The   dissruise has  been for:.'.the moment  blown  'ir>  aside, and you see that the antagonist with  which you have to contend is the sinister domination/" of archbishop Croke and archbishop  Walsh. To me, at least, it is a matter of rejoicing that this disclosure has happened. I feel  iiow that our brethren in the north of Ireland  will have'no doubt as to what awaits them if  home rule should be carried out. I feel that  .now.they'will struggle to the utmost limits of  man's power to prevent this detestable arrangement from being consummated, and I have this  conviction, that if Ulster is true to herself home  rule will never be given to Ireland."  .'Testing; Has - JFH'itttS.s"'fur: an' ��������� VAUtov,  When a verdant youth applied at the office of  the Texas Plumbago, and applied for a position  the other day, the eclitor, who wasn't very busy  just then put him through an examination to  determine his fitness.  ."Who-discovered. America?"'  "Klumbus.  Pshaw! ask me a harder question."  "Who was the first man?"  "Adam.    "Why, mister, I know all������������������"  "What was his other name?"  "His other name?  Why, he didn't have none."  "Yes, he did.    His, other name was Ebenezer  0���������Ebenezer Adam, esq., late of Paradise Center.  How many bones are there in the human body?"  "Well, I forget just now, but I did know  wunst."   .'..������������������  "What! don't you know that? Every schoolboy knows there are 7,482,651,941 bones in the  ordinary man, when he isn't eating mackerel.  A man who snores has one more bone than  other* people." . .  "What bone is that?" ������  "The trombone, of course. It is situated  somewhere in the nose. You won't forget that,  will you?"  He said he wouldn't.  "How long would it take a mud turtle to cross  the desert of Sahara, with a small orphan boy  to touch him up behind with a red-hot poker?"  ���������"Well, look here, mr. editor, if I had a slate  and pencil I could figure that out; but dog my  skin if I am much on mental 'rithmetic."  "Slate and  pencil!    Did-you-ever see a slate  and pencil about a sanctum?    Nonsense.   Well,  we'll  let  that  question  slip.    Have  you got a  good constitution?"  c   "Pretty toFble."  "How long do you suppose you can live on  raw corn and faith arid"do the work of a domesticated elephant?"  "Lord! I don't believe I could live mor'n a  week." ���������       , '  "Well, that's about as long as you would want  to live if you got-a position on the Plumbago. I  shall now askVou one more question, and if you  prove equal to"it you can peel off your coat and  sail in."  "Let's have'er, squire. You'll find me on deck  with both feet and a cane."  "Well, sir; if two diametrical circles with  octagonal.peripheries should' collide with a centrifugal idiosyncrasy���������or to put it plainer���������"  ''Put it as plain as you can, boss."  "Well, say it collides with an asphyxiated desuetude���������what effect would the catasprophe exert on the crystallized cod-fish suspended by the  tail from the homogeneous rafters of the  empyrean?"  The verdant young man waited to hear no  more, but, grabbing his hat, he made a wild  dash for the "street and disappeared.  A  Man   >vi!.Ia   His   BSearl  121  BBss   Iflanil.  During the recent campaign the only speech  made in the Kootenay Lake country in behalf  of the Conservative party was made at Ainsworth by a French-Canadian, who is an enthusiastic admirer of sir John A. Macdonald. Below  it will be found verbatim :  "Sir 'John' is all boy. His missus ride on. cowcatcher.' Everything fly when she ride through  Canada, and we were very well pleased to see  111 rs. John ride through the country and attend  to our country for us. Sir John can beat Uncle  Sam, and we have sir John in for own country;  and-as long as we have got sir John in our country Well not be ruled hv nobody else but sir  John.    Sir John is the man with his heart in his  hand, no .matter what a paper m ay say. He is  All boy. Sir John has lots of native silver in the  country. People outside of the country don't  need to be so independent. We have a premier  in our country, and we are going lb keep him'  as long as he live, and when lie die We'll get another one, but not anv better than sir John.  Who will we get when he die? ''/\&--Wilh'.K<?t;  Mercier when he die! But as long as sir John  live, we keep hi in.    Vive -sir .John !  DO NOT USE P00E MAIEKIAL  in buildings when first-class  arc for sale.in any quantity by the  NELSON: SAWMI  "T"  JJ_J  I'ard :   At eni������l'of FlBiasae ,'iii. Nelson. ���������  ' MHl:   Two Miles Solatia of Kelson.  Builders concede that the .''lumber from our mill", is ALL  OF FIRST-CLASS FINISH, both in the rough and  dressed.    Parties ordering any of the above  .material from us will have the same *  ' delivered   promptly   in  any  part of Nelson.  RD-WOOD  cut and run down the lumber flume, and sold  ���������       at low prices.  -   --.m. s. .wavvs,' ;". J.-,w. i;oisox,  MANAGERS.  The Kootenay Late Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber��������� good, bad, and indifferent - on  hand or made to order.  G. 0. BUOPIANAK  Nelson, January 15th.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  .'������������������SEASONED  LUMBER "������������������  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Oor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  ARCHITECT,  COFTEACTOR  AND   BUILDEE,  ft E B, S <> :*',   S5. ���������.  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.  will do all kinds of  CLEARING AND CONTRACT WORK  in and about  iTl 1  Estimates given on work.  Postofficc address, Nelson.  J9SK  w&a  i THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATUKDAY,   MARCH  14i   1891.  Oor. Baker and "Ward Sts.  NELSON," B. G.  T.   8c   H.   MA DDE  Proprietors.  The. Madden is Centrally Located,  Trlth a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and is newly  '.. .,/���������.,      furnished throughout.  T IE3Z IE      O? -A. IB L IE  ia supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TW0-ST0EY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE  IS   NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  M The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  KEVIEW HOU  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  NELSON, IS. C.    -  SON   &  PROPRIETORS.  The reputation made for this house by its former proprietor, J. F. WARD, will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men,  THE.-'.'RESUIit    OF   THE   DOMINION:-ELECTION';  Montreal, March 5th.���������Sir John A. Macclon-  ald's government has been sustained, and at 11  o'clock  tonight, it looks as if he would  have a  majority of 40 in the house of commons.    Th&  "loyalty" and "annexation" cry worked against  the Liberals in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia,  and to some extent in Ontario. In Ontario, however, the arguments of the Liberals for unrestricted reciprocity had great effect.- in many  places, and the Conservative gain on the "loyalty" cry is offset by the Liberal gain on the  trade question. Sir John's majority in Kingston is 475. The slaughter of members of the  cabinet is remarkable, and, with the exception  of Foster, it is thought that constituencies cannot be found for them. The result is a surprise  to the Conservatives themselves.  In Manitoba, the Conservatives elect Macdon-  ald in the Winnipeg district by 500 ma.jority,  Daly in the Selkirk district by 300, and Iioss in  the Lisgar district by- 200. Watson (Liberal) is  elected in the Marquette district.  In the Northwest Territory, all 4 of the former  members are re-elected. 'J~=^:  In British Columbia, Victoria district returns  Prior and Earle, New. Westminster district  Corbould, Nanaimo district Gordon (unopposed),",  and Yale-Kootenay district Mara (unopposed).  Cariboo will probably return Barnard (unopposed.) ..."     '*���������..'.  The returns as far as heard from give the Conservatives 58 members in Ontario, 25 in Quebec,  11 in Nova Scotia, 14 in New Brunswick, 2 in  Prince Edward Island, 3 in Manitoba, 4 in the  Northwest Territory, and 5 in British Columbia  ���������Total 122. The0Liberals return 36 members in  Ontario, 30 in Quebec, 6 in Nova Scotia, 2 in  New Brunswick, 4 in Prince Edward Island, and  1 in Manitoba���������Total 79. There are still 24 constituencies to hear from.  visitor from the province, or  from the mining  states south of us, except the sluggish head of  the Canadian Pacific railway���������all this must be  dormant; all enterprises-.to, be stopped; all enthusiasm must be chilled ; all development must  ceasev while the  illiberal and exacting rail way  company waits  for  the 'money -'market  to   be  easier.-     Owning a trahsc^htineiltal  line, built  almost entirely with the money contributed by  the Canadian government, rolling in wealth accumulated fiom this great road in an incredibly  short-space, of time,-the --magnates' look  with a  greedy eye hpon  this inaccessible corner of our  province, and to use a mining phrase, wish   it  'laid oyer' by the government until it suits their  sovereign convenience to take possession of it.  Can   the   province   afford   to   allow  this  non-  fruition of their long delayed  hopes of a great  mining clevelopment"?   With such resources as  we believe  we  possess  in   our  mining.-".regions'  shall we not kick against the imperious order to  'stand,' and defer the prosperity which   seems  ready to descend upon us?    Will* our legislators  be content to obey the behests of a  company  which speaks so .much like a master, and then go  home  to   their  constituents  to   try to  exnlain  their action?"  CKEAM   OF   THE   WORLD'S    NEWS.  an  On the 5th, in New York, bar silver was quoted at  ounce, and lead at $4.30@4.50 per hundred pounds.  The Pacific Mail steamer Newport brings word,, to New  York that work has been resumed on the Panama canal.  The Illinois legislature, on the 141st ballot for United  States senator, voted as follows: Palmer 101, Streeter 98,  Oglesby 5. . -   .   ������  The Hunt railway system, of 161 miles, in Washington  and Oregon, has been purchased by C. B. Wright of Philadelphia, and will be turned over to the Northern Pacific.  The timber culture and preemption laws have been repealed by the congress of the United States, and homesteaders are now required to live on their claims a vear  before they can commute and pay the customary $1.25 or  $2.50 an acre.  The rush upon the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation in  Idaho, on the 4th, was a mild repetition of the Oklahoma  craze.  It is announced in Chicago that the famous Badger,  Porcupine, and West End silver mines, near Port Arthur,  Ontario, have been sold to Herbert Nichols of Denver, for  an English-American syndicate. The price paid is said to  aggregate a sum near ������10,000,000.  The emperor of Germany is very wrath because of the  cool reception accorded his mother on her recent ill-advised  visit to Paris and< Versailles. He threatens the dismissal  of chancellor Caprivi, the recall of the German minister to  France, and divers other acts. The empress Frederick is  now in England.  George Hearst, the well-known mining man and United  States senator from California, died in Washington on the  night of February 28th.  He will be buried in San Francisco.  TIae Vancouver Stoar<I of Trade Scored.  The following is an extract from a communication that appeared in the,'Victoria Colonist.  It reads straighter than any speech delivered in  the house on the railroad question :  "What a monstrous proposition is this which  the Vancouver board of trade ask? For the benefit of  the gigantic  monopoly which   now has  almost  every "line, of -.transportation- by land or  by sea in this province, a. country like the promising district of Kootenay, with   its mines just  ready to  be opened, its''"citizens.ready to  construct  reduction works and   mills,  and   wagon  roads and telegraph   lines, and to ���������'build   tramways and  steamboats, and   to populate towns;  its miners eager to get out their rich and extensive bodies of ore as soon as means of transportation to smelters can be furnished, must be temporarily squelched.    This  section  to which the  entire province is eagerly looking for a refutation of  the saying  that   'there  are  no  paying  mines in   British  Columbia,' and  which seems  likelv to infuse new life into everv vein in our  business community; this grand display of rich  lodes, which seems to fill with enthusiasm every  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  -������������������'���������    NELSON,"15. C.  SODERBERG & JOHNSON  PROPRIETORS.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE  TABLE  is acknowledged   the best  in the mountains.  tieue :b.a_:el  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  TRAIL CREEK, B. C.  W.  It.   POO/TON   PRO PKI KTOR  The Gladstone is the best kept hotel in the Trail Creek  mining district, its proprietorbcing a caterer of experience.  The table will always be supplied with the best of everything obtainable. The bar is stocked with -boiee liquors  and cigars, including Hiram Walker & Sons pure rye  whiskies.   Good stabling.for animals.  The West  Kootenay Mining Company,  (Foreign).  Registered the 23rd day of February, 1801.  CERTIFICATE  OK  REGISTRATION.  This is to certifjr that I have this day registered "The  West Kootenay Milling Company,"  (Foreign), under the  "Companies   Act,"  Part   IV.,   "Registration   of   Foreign  Companies."  The objects for which the company is established are :  To purchase and own mines and mining claims and real  property in  the United  States and  Canada; also  within  said localities to acquire water rights, tunnel rights and  other operating rights; also to own and operate mills, concentrating and reduction works and machinery,-to reduce  ores, produce and'refine bullion, and to sell or otherwise  dispose of same; also to buy, sell, or otherwise dispose of  any mining property or bullion or other property, and to  do any and all things necessary to carry on a general  mining, milling, and smelting business, and for such purposes  to buy, construct, use, or sell Humes, ditches, tramways,  railways, water-ways, or boat lines or transit or transpor-  tat ion lines necessary for the business aforesaid.  The amount, of the capital stock of the company is one  million dollars, and the number of shares into which it is  divided is one hundred thousand of the par value of ten  dollars each.  The term of the existence of the said company is fifty  years.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Ainsworth, Kootenay lake, .'British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and  affixed my seal of office this 23rd day of February, 1891, at  the city of Victoria, in the province of British Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  ������������������'.rlL  .^c THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUKDAY,   MARCH  14,.  1891.  Eailroad ^.venna,  SPBOAT.  WHOLESALE \^.1<TJD   ZE^iET-AJCILV  Agent for trie Hamilton Powder Company and Hiram Walker & Sons' "Wliiskies.  ���������-NUCJOETS  NEWS.  Commenting on the action of the people of Revelstoke in  regard to railways in the southern portion of Kootenay, R.  M. McGowan of Winnipeg, while in Nelson this week, said  that in, order to reach Ainsworth from Revelstoke, a distance of 200 miles, he was compelled to travel nearly 1400  miles���������140 miles of the distance over a rough trail. While  at Ainsworth -inr. McGowan closed the E. S. Wilson & Co.  store, and it will remain closed until the affairs of the firm  can be adjusted. Before leaving Revelstoke he closed the  firm's store at that place. The Revelstoke store will not be  reopened, but he thought'that the one at Ainsworth would  be, as he was well pleased with the future prospects of that  town.  The,ownerof the Ainsworth townsite has appointed A.  D. Wheeler resident agent, vice W. W. Sprague. Mr.  Sprague left for Tacoma this week, passing through Nelson on Thursday. On his return he will devote his personal  attention to the Tenderfoot, a promising property adjoining the United.  The talk of Revelstoke becoming a trade center is all  bosh," was the remark of a man who had put in part of the  winter at that place. Continuing he said, "Why I saw  more money in circulation in Ainsworth the three or, four  days I was there than during the whole month I lived in  Revelstoke;", -,-v  In crossing the outlet at Nelson, on Thursday, one of  Wilson's pack animals and a cargo of 2 quarters of beef  dropped through the ice into 12 feet of water. The cargo  was cut loose and the animal pulled out. Then the 200 and  odd pounds of beef were fished out. Such accidents are  merely episodes in the lives of the men who pioneer a  country denied railway communications.  A company with a capital of $1,000,000 has been organized on the outside to mine and smelt ores in the United  States and British Columbia. It is called the West Kootenay Mining Company, and Ainsworth is designated as its  principal place of business.  Born at Trail Creek, on the 5th instant, to the wife of  Frank Hanna, twin daughters; weights, 4 and 5i pounds.  The mother is doing well, and the father has done well.  It is expected that work will be commenced next week  on the railway wharf at Nelson. The delay is occasioned  by the ice in the outlet preventing the timber taken out  above "Bogustown" from being rafted down to the site.  The Davies-Say ward company's saw-mill at Pilot bay is,  at last, ready for continuous business. There are about  half a million feet of logs in the mill-pond, and more in  Crawford's bay. While the company is how able to fill  small orders���������there being about 200,000 feet of lumber in  the yard���������the manager expects to be able to'fill any sized  order by the time navigation opens."  Little or no progress is being .made on the trestle work on  the Columbia & Kootenay because of a lack of material.  Contractor Campbell returned this week from a trip east,  and is now praying for -warm weather to come to his aid.  The timber is up the outlet near Balfour, and the ice will  have to move before the timber can be.  Another batch of justices of the peace has been appointed  in West Kootenay district. Among the new appointees  are W. F. Teetzel of Revelstoke and G. A. Bigelow and W.  Gesner Allan of Nelson. E. 6. Wilson of Ainsworth has  also been appointed a notary public.  The census commissioners for Yalc-Kootenay electoral  district are I). C. McMorris of Kami oops and W. Gesner  Allan of Nelson. The enumerators are expected to begin  the work of taking the census on April 6th. The Miner  has not been informed as to the names of the enumerators  for the several towns and districts in Kootenay.  Fletcher & McKay of Ainsworth have moved into their  new building. 'Their sample room is pronounced the finest  in the lake country.  The Nelson Miners'Union, like the Odd Fellows, is a beneficial society, in that it cares for the sick and disabled.  During sickness or disability, members are paid $10 a week.  We'll wager the price of a keg of beer that the exchanges  received by The Miner are read by more people than the  exchanges' of any other country paper, in Canada. It is  now in order for envious cotemporaries to say that it is because The Miner itself contains so little matter, worth  reading.  The people of the Fort Steele and Cranbrook section of  East Kootenay ask for appropriations aggregating about  enee to non-residents, and that the wages of laborers on  public works be raised from $2.50 to :$3 a day.   They also  want sessions of the county court held at Fort Steele.  During the week considerable progress was made on the  new Nelson" house, the new Lake view hotel, and Hanson &  Johnson's new hotel building. The owners of the International are also making preparations to build an addition  to that house, with the intention of making it second to  none in the town. Next week work will be commenced on  an addition to Bigelow's store. But -until navigation opens  , the finishing touches cannot be made to any of these buildings because of the scarcity of sash, doors, and other  material.  Spring time has come. A gentle chinook is blowing.  The snow and ice are rapidly disappearing. The arrival of  the Galena is anxiously looked for. As positive proof that  the above assertions are correct, the thermometer did not  get below 12 any night during the week, and ranged between 28 and 44 during the day.  At last advices R. E. Lemon was in Minneapolis. . He intended going thence to Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal.  Revelstoke Star, February 28th:   John Dunn, who some .  time ago went to Kamloops for medical treatment, has returned to Revelstoke in good health.,  Revelstoke Star, February 28th : Sam Hill, Angus Mac-;  Kav, John Sands, and Gus Lund started for the Big Bend  country on the 25th. They go by the river route on the ice,  and expect to, reach their destination in 8 or 10 days. As  soon as thev get settled they will begin work by deepening  their flume, then they intend erecting a small upright sawmill, to cut the lumber needed in carrying on the work, v  Nelson Will Have llejluction  Works.  A town may have an eligible site and many  natural advantages, but unless its people are  wide awake to their own interests, these advantages will avail little in a race for supremacy.  That Nelson has an eligible site is not disputed  by the residents of rival towns; that it is surrounded by many natural advantages cannot be  denied; that its people are wide awake" is  evidenced by the fact that they are always willing to stand shoulder to shoulder in advancing  the interests of the town and district. Being  fully aware that the ore of the district must be  treated within easy distance of the mines, and  not hundreds of miles away, they have taken  the preliminary steps to induce capitalists to  erect complete reduction and refining works at  the falls of Cottonwood Smith creek. A proposition will be laid before the government within  the month, which in eifect will be that the Nelson Smelting & Mining Company be/granted a  site for reduction works, with the privilege of  taking water from Cottonwood Smith creek.  No bonus in money will be asked, but instead a  share of the unsold lots in Nelson. The company's capital stock is fixed at $500,000, and the  provisional directors are Wilson Hill, E. R.  Atherton, A. J. Marks, T. C. Collins, W. A.  Crane, Gr. A. Bigelow, and C. H. Ink.  AND  AT  (lAitc Walsh's)  15 EAST BAKER STREET-  & WELLS'i  Postofficc Store, Nelson,  B. ���������.  MINERS'   UNION   MEETING.  The regular meeting of Nelson Miners' Union will be held  on Monday evening, the 16th instant, at Lemon's hall.  As business of importance is to be transacted, all members  are requested to be in attendance.  Nelson, March 10th. T. C. COLLINS, secretary.  and gents' ruKNisHnra goods.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  ATENT;  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE  NOTARY PUBLIC.  REAL ESTATE A  O'DBZOIOIE.  Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines,  FOBS  SALE CHEAP.  Wholesale and retail.   None but first-class instruments  handled. A. J. ROSS, Calgary, Alberta.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  CONTRACTOR AND   BUILDER,  NELSON,  ������. C.  Estimates made on all kinds of buildings, and con-  . tracts carried out with expedition.   Nine  years experience in Chicago.  WW  VPS* V. li ' V "*  ft-It . i*-^--*-'

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