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The Miner Oct 3, 1891

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 TB_ nitu *w������rnwuaa  III!  v>  /?'  1  ,  1/  '     T  *  -      I  ���������\_  t           4.  N  *J .  /  :1  / ^  ���������u  k  _i'-:  _!i;  Only Paper  Printed in. tlie  Kootenay Lake Mining Districts.  For Kates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fourth Page.  NUMBEE 67.  NELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   OCTOBEE   3,   1891.  U A YEAE,  A .V   8tt-TOX    SMELTKIt   FOR   T1IK    LA KB.   L'OIIXTKY.  Dr. Hendryx came in from the outside on  Tuesday night, after spending a. month or more  iii the east. lie reports that his company has  made all the arrangements for the erection of a  smelter at. Pilot Bay, and that the work of grading a. site and erecting piers and wharves will  be commenced within the month. The plant  will he manufactured by the Chicago Iron  Works, and will consist of an 80-ton smelter, a  concentrator of 150 tons capacity, and a refinery.  The concentrator will probably be erected on the  west side of the lake, the mouth of Coffee creek  '   being mentioned as a suitable point.    Pilot Bay  is directly across the lake from  the outlet", and  distant   2.-5  miles   from    Nelson,   1.0  miles   from  Ainsworth,  and  about   3   from   Balfour,   and   is  considered the most   central point on   ihe lake.  It   has a good and  safe  harbor, and  as ice does  not form on the lake, there will be no difficulty  at any season in reaching:   it   with   boats.    Another  reason for selecting  that  site is, that  the  smoke  from  the smelter  is not   likely to   be declared   a   nuisance,    as   the  town   that   may   be  built up near it is- not likely to be incorporated.  The   land   in   the   neighborhood    is   owned    by  Joshua Da vies  and   \V.   P.  Say ward,   who   also  operate4 a sawmill at Pilot Bay, and it is understood that they have deeded the smelter people  50 acres for the site.    The company of which dr.  Hendryx is manager has never dabbled iu town-  site speculations,    a.nd   a re   building   a   smelter  for  no   other   purpose  than   the   tieaiinei.t    <>f  ores.    The men composing the Ivootenav Mining  .&-S-WI citing Company have am pie means to carry  on the enterprise, and  when   the   plant is completed it will no! remain idle for want of an ore  supply, enough ore being in sight in one of the  company's mines .alone���������the  Blue Bell-���������to'run  an   80-ton   lead   stack.     The   erection   of  this  smelter will give mining in the lake count ry an  impetus  that will put it on   its feet and help  make it one of the actual industries of, the province.    Next year every owner of a claim  in the  lake country that shows ore can market 'the ore  as readily as a western farmer does the-produce  of his farm, the company being financially able  to purchase al 1 ores offered it.    F rank 1 in Farrel  and   A. B.  Hendryx are expected in  within  a  .���������month, and on their arrival it will probably be  definitely known where  the   concentrator.will  be erected.    Dr. Hendryx says the smelter will  be completed  by the middle of July.  Never Looked   ISetter  than   it Does Today.  While no information is given out regarding  the appearance of the Silver King, now that the  Yuill   contract for  250 feet   of   tunneling  and  crosscut ting is. far advanced, it is only known  that the south crosscut-in' the 'main tunnel is in  fine ore.    A miner who-lias   worked off and on  in the mine since its discovery said last Wednes-   l  day:    "Yesterday 1 saw the finest specimen of   j  ore taken from the No. 1 crosscut that I ever'"]  saw in   the  Silver King."    He volunteered no   I  further information as to the appearance of the  mine, but it is generally believed that it never  looked better than it does today.    Mr. Ramsay,  the manager, is said to be in Scotland.  itiukiii": &oo������l   BBeadway.  The men at work on  the.trail- up Kaslo creek  are  already  above  the forks of the creek and  making good  headway.    It is   hinted that, the'  money  appropriated  will   be exhausted   before  the mines are reached, and  that   an  additional  sum will be asked for.  Iteorganizing a Mining Company.'  The Lanark Mining Company lias been incorporated under the Companies' Act to take over  theproperty of the Selkirk Mining Company.  The properties of the company are in the Ille-  cillewaet: district, and include the well-known  Lanark mine. /It is understood the ore body in  that property is more than 60 feet wide and of  good grade. Considerably over $100,000 has been  spent in developing the. claims, and fully that  much more will have to be spent to place the  properties in shape to work them to the best advantage. W. T. Goepel and F. S. Barnard, both  of whom are interested in and and about Nelson,  are 2 of the 5 incorporators of the new company.  SMALL    ftBI^iETS    OF    SKWS.  |       The Nelson public school was formally opened on Tues-  j   day by the installment of miss Rath as teacher. Miss Rath  j   recently i.line from Ontario to Kamloops, and the Nelson  school is her first in British Columbia.  A. >S. Farwell has completed surveys of the Sunrise,  Lulu, Victoria, Ivohinoor, jMinnio, and Union Jack mineral  claims on Toad mountain, and application will be made for  crown grants.  J. I.. Boss, manager of the company that is making the  Grizzly Bear a mine, arrived on Tuesday to take a look at  ;    his-introsts and settle the mining company's monthly payroll.    He left for Spokane today.  K. V. Bod well of Victoria and A. G. M. Spragge of Don-  ��������� aid a re Uie only outside lawyers in attendance at the ses-  ,   sions of court which began at Nelson today.    Mr. Bod well  is on a sort of a holiday trip and will go out by way of  '    Spokane.     Mr. Spraggeis here strictly on  business and  will return to the most best infant-raising community in  the province fis soon as court adjourns.  Sheriff Redgrave of Donald is in attendance' at court.  Although well advanced in years, mi'. Redgrave is one of  the most active officials in the province, lie is also one of  the host posted officials on the mining law, for the reason  that he takes on interest in the mining business, ha.ving  several (Maims in his division of Kootenay district.  The only transaction in ren.l estate during the week was  the sale of a 30-foot lot on East Baker street for $000 in  cash. 1_. W. Harris was the seller and mrs. Susie J.. Bur-  ion the buyer.  , ..-.���������'  'The Vernon street, bridge is ready for the planking and  West   Baker street, is. graded to.a junction with the depot  .   i-oa.d.    Mchoan's graders are n-ow'.af work on  West Blulf  street.  Quito a. number of cases will come op ii\ the county court,  not a few of them being brought by Thomas Sproat against  the parties who built on or o.thorwise occupied lots at .Sproat  last.year. .,'-������������������"' _ _  ���������  Lo\v-4xT*ade   Wold   Ores   CanB5e   Worked   Profitably..  When asked to exaini ne the gold'-claims southwest of Nelson, intending investors .invariably'  reply, "O, the ore is too low-grade to pay." It is  well known that there is a score of claims in  that section that show well-defined- ledges',  from 2 to S feet in .-'width,;'that on the surface  carry free-milling* ores that run all the way from  $6 to $80 to the ton.    That this ore will pay if  treated on a large scale is proved by t he statement recently published by the company that  'is.working the Homestake and Deadwood-Terra.  mines at Lead City, Dakota. -'The.-, statement'-'  ���������shows that for the past year the Homestake ore  has only run $3.60 a ton, while the Deadwood-  Terra only goes $1.40, yet the former has paid a  10-cent dividend every month, and has a surplus  of $120,000, while the latter has piled up a surplus of $300,000 and is paying 5-eent dividends  every month. . ^     __  ���������'Placer <���������o_������I (in BDuiicaia  Stiver.  William Brandt, who discovered the placer  diggings on 40-Mile creek, a tributary of the Yukon, reached Ainsworth this week from Duncan  river.    He brought back a few  ounces of fine  dust, and reports a stretch of country about  20 miles wide which prospects "very well for  placer. On all the creeks there is coarse gold.  For 3 days' work on a bar on Duncan river he  cleaned up $27 in fine-looking gold. There is  likely to he a. rush there in the spring.  Deserted. !  - -. i  The Kaslo-Slocan   excitement   has almost  de-   j  populated Ainsworth, but one woman (mrs. Tre-  nery)  being  left  in  the town.    AH the  others,  men and women, have gone to Kaslo City, 12  miles up the lake from Ainsworth and the place  at which prospectors debark for the new district  On the divide between Kaslo creek and Slocan  lake. However, they are all likely to return  arid winter at Ainsworth.  A    BIHtXBUHT   ATTEMPT   TO    ROK    A    liOTELIMAN.  Another robbery was attempted  between  12-  and 1 o'clock on Friday night.    A. J. Marks of  the Nelson house having occasion  to go to the  safe, which is behind the bar in the new part of.  the hotel, left a couple of guests in the barroom .  in the old part.    He did not take a light with  him," and on his way back when turning the end  of the bar he was ordered by someone standing  between the folding doors that lead  from  the  barroom to  the billiard-room "to  keep quiet."  Mr. Marks  mistaking the noise for that of his  dog, called the dog by name and said, "What's  the   matter?"     He   then   received   the   second;  warning to keep quiet or he would get the top'  of his head, shot off.    Mr. Marks instead of keeping quiet called one4 of the guests by name, adding "come here quick !"    Both guests jumped for  the new barroom, one of the:m grabbing a chair,  and   when   within   the   room tlirew  it  towards  where the most noise sounded, only to' hit the  brand-new bar counter.     The   would-be robber,  ran    for   the   back   end   of   the   billiard-room,  knocked  down  a saw-horse, that stood against  the   back  door  (the door  i*ot   being  hung .fell  backwards|,Mij'd^escaped in the dark, his retreating steps bl������mS^|^|dii'hy J. F. Ward, who lives  in  a  house iL^,  Nelson houjJHj^  m t he rear of the  nation next  of  %ltl&__l  i_rh  ���������i_r^8___*  morning, bcW3E_ _������������������ __  ��������� ^ A  <- v__rr ������Af ������*v_te_MrwK*___'  e window iTamesEggEp  room (the sash  not  bei  man gained entrance throu  1   Marks has been in the habit of putting  receipts in .the .safe about the time he wen  i the safe that night, and it is quite evident that  i the person who so unceremoniously acccosted  him. at the end of t he '.bar was posted as to t hat  habit. Some of these gentry will run up against,  the .wrong man one of these nights, and then  there will be a hanging bee, as our people are  get ting just a trifle warm over t hese: repeated  robberies an da, ttempts at robbery.  ISiat-One iiMlictiiiciit Foiotrt.  The assize court was opened  this forenoon in  the Phair hotel,   mr. justice  Crease  presiding.  After   being   sworn    in,  the   grand   jury   were  treated to a short address, in which the country  and its people were spoken of in complimentary  terms by the presiding justice; the one for the'  ���������magnificent- grandeur  of  its  scenery  and   evidences of material progress, the other for their,  being  law-abiding  and .apparently   exemplary  citizens.    They were then instructed as to their  duties and their powers, and given  one case to  examine into.    The case was.examined into and  a  true  hill'returned,-'which  a trial jury in the'  afternoon, on hearing the evidence, as promptly  returned a verdict of "not guilty."    The grand  jury   will   make   their final  report  at noon on  Monday.    Mr. justice Crease will sit as a county  court   judge,  to   hear  civil  actions, during   the  coming week.  Their Supplies 4iave Out.  Thomas Smyrl arrived at Nelson the fore part  of the week from the recent strike on the Lardeaux. He reports the strike located about 6  miles from the trail lately cut out between  the upper end of Kootenay lake and Trout lake  and distant about 32 miles from the steamboat,,  landing on  the  upper Arrow lake.    Mr. Smyii "  says   a  party  made   up   of  Hugh  Ross,   Hugh  Spinks,   Lochie  McDonald, Pete Walker, Tom  Downs, and Jack Stover were at work cutting  out a trail from the main trail but had to suspend  operations on account of their supplies running;  short.    The new find is said to be a promising;  one and at about the same altitude as the Hair  mines in Toad  Mountain  district.    The ore   is',  galena.    It is not likely that any work will be'���������  done on the claim until next spring owing to :  the difficulty of packing in supplies.  , ^_^S_s_������'2li^������-  i^mM_m'M_w,__Mt_m8^^ l__a__EBSI_gg_a������_____������^  HW& 2  THE  MIffEE:   KELSOK,   E.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   OCTQBEE 3,   1891.  KAJI    _!A$8E_>'������   FLLTE.  Low in the east, casting a rosy glare through  the mists of the far-off Red Sea, hung the full  moon. Alone and with set teeth, Kaji Hamed  rode out toward the luminary, fiercely glad that  the coming of night made it possible to start on  the long journey to Edfoo, over on the Nile, full  600 miles away. As he left Gelabo, in the heart  of the Oasis of Kurafah, he cast but a single  glance to his direct left���������a glance full of the  hatred he felt for the Mediterranean and the  white races beyond it, one man of whom was  now forcing him to either renounce Allah or  cross the Libyian desert.  All night long  he rode  eastward   in  silence,  speaking  no  caressive  word  to   El-Senek,  his  favorite horse.    Not once throughout that night  did Kaji Hamed lift his eyes from the dreary  sands. He had but one thought���������to put as many  miles as possible between himself and Gelabo  before the dawn; Gelabo where he had grown  rich in trade, but whose whitewashed walls and  mean dun-hiied thatches he might never see  again. ������  For1 foui" years, Kaji Hamed had had three  sources of pride, and but three: His daughter,  his horses, and his ever-growing wealth. And  now, because the first was lost to him, he could  win no consolation from the rest.  It was true that his belt was full of gold and  precious jewels, and'that El-Senek, whom men  called the fleetest ho^se in all Libya, was under  him. These were now but a small means to a  mightjr end���������an end, too, NV'fdchij&|t for them  and the over-full n)easn,'g^^^^^^Klld care he,  given them ^^g^^M^^^^^^^^^K^1'111' -Wack-.  r  greater  und it pos-  hder his very eyes.  was his slave also, born  eorgian woman he had bought in  js,*,,. . ..vMity years before.  Unlike most Bedouins, he had loved his wife,  and as she had gained rude snatches of refinement from the people she had seen on her way  from the Caucasian .-mountains to the marketplaces, he, for her sake, gave up thieving, after  the manner of his kindred, and settled in trade,  in Gelabo, even before their daughter was born.  From tite tiilie her eyes were opened to the  light, Zelka became the pride of the Georgian  woman and her Arab husband, and of the wild,  rude negro town as well; for the little one had  never been kept veiled and tented, after the  usual custom with Moslem women.  The mother of Zelka had many ambitions beyond those of her rage and sphere, and among  them was the desire to have her child see the  great world of Egypt, and thus.be chosen to wife  by a worthier man than the Libyan desert held.  To this dream Kaji Hauled raised no opposition; in fact, it quite fell in with his own wishes.  He was growing rich, was a person of importance  and influence, even over along the Nile, so it was  natural that he should wish some other than a  Bedouin.son-in-law. And so, before the end of  Zelka's tenth year, her parents w^re already picturing to themselves the grand, fine husband to  ���������whom the little maiden was to be some day  given.  Zelka, even then, was a woman in all save  years, and far more beautiful than her mother  had been, having, as she did, the mingled blood  of two shapely,'.passionate-races in her veins.  Despite the hot climate in which she had grown,  her skin was fairer than that of most of the women  of Spain. In her eyes and hair alone was the  -'midnight.of the east wholly dominant. Before  she was 11, a trader made "the difficult passage  to Gelabo from the northern coast. With him  came his'son, a youth of 18, upon whom the  grace and beauty of Zelka made a most remarkable impression.  The parents of the little maid allowed the  stranger youth to see more of her than was good  for his peace of mind, so eager were they to study  the effect of her extraordinary charms upon  some one else than desert folk; and so he went  away sighing because his back -must be turned  ..ciipon the first person of the subtler sex upon  whom he had ever cared to cast a second glance.  Zelka, top, was drawn to him, but either fear  or some finer maidenly instinct caused her to  keep  her secret to herself.     But she  wept in  silent seclusion for many a night when the young  Fran k had goneaway to t he east ward with his  father's caravan.  Two years later ambition caused Kaji Hamed  to start with his wife and daughter across the  desert, north ward for Cairo, an ambition which  was two-fold. A husband must be found, for  Zelka and the Gelabo trade must be extended.  Zelka's mother died on the way. Just before  they reached Kasr Dakel, 200 miles from Edfoo,  she breathed her la'sf. Dying, she besought her  husband to proceed on to Edfoo with Zelka,  leave her with his brother, and then return to  Kasr Dakel and take her dead body back to  Gelabo, so that he might ever be near her tomb  till Allah called him also. The pravers of the  dying ��������� w ife ��������� -were gran ted. Sheik I brahi m of  Edfoo, the uncle of Zelka, was given charge of  her while Kaji Hamed went back on his mournful journey to Gelabo.  Old Ibrahim was as advanced in wisdom as he  was in years, and to him his brother's ambition  was the grossest folly.D In the sheik's mind,  Allah sent men to whatever station and place  best suited his high purposes; and If the di vine  will ever changed concerning anyone, thedivine  raidiance would clearly illuminate the way to  'such"migration. Like the thorough Moslem he  was, he held it highest sin to follow woman's  counselings. It was, hence, all evil to forsake  the desert and seek the cities to find a h lis band  for Zelka. In his own good time Allah would  send her 'a,, husband, wherever she inight be. To  seek to hasten the coming of Allah's time, and  to ven hire to change his way, only .savored, of  evil. This, in his mind, was why Kaji Hamed  lost his wife, and that his ill-advised ���������.-.brother  would be still further rebuked, sheik'"Ibrahim  had no doubt;  It was many months after the burial of his  wife at Gelabo before Kaji -Hamed rejoined his  daughter. Raiders had been coursing at northern Sahara, and they were at Gelabo, when he  arrived, with scores on scores of hue horses,  willing to -barter the in to whoe verchoose to bid.  Kaji Hamed's wealth and station made him the  very customer they sought, and no sooner was  his dead wife Under ground than the raiders let  him know that the were willing to suit their  time to his, and stay in Gelabo till the completion of his fitting period of mourning, made if  proper for him to inspect their herds. Many a  week was thusconsumed.  When Kaji Hamed was next in Edfoo a year-  had elapsed since the day he left it to go and  burv his wife. His stav this time was even  shorter than before. Now he was on his way to  Cairo to dispose of an abundance of ivory, spices,  and horses, the fruit of much bartering with  many traders; and so he decided that it would  .not-.be wise to cumber himself with women, but  still left his daughter with his brother at Edfoo.  Sheik Ibrahim smiled joyously. Truly Allah  was sending his brother wisdom. He had not  only-given over husband-hunting, but was bent  on building up treasure, some portion of which  he had no doubt would appease the wrath of  Allah, by being devoted to such high purposes  as were against Heaven's foes.  But the sheik could devise better than he could  discern. When Kaji Hamed returned from  Cairo the worldly wisdom he had gathered from  the traders there had made him more avaricious  than ever���������a needless gain* thought the pious  'sheik. , , - ,  '"  It was now Kaji Hamed's purpose to leave  Zelka at Edfoo still longer,while he went on to  Gelabo and disposed of his possessions there,  preparatory to-making Cairo his home.  Sheik Ibrahim sighed. Civilization, he thought,  was dangerous for Bedouins; it was bad enough  for priests���������but the latter had to face its perils;  the work of Allah had to be done. For Kaji  Hamed he trembled, so dire were the fateful  things he in fancy saw overhanging him. What  could he hope for a man who gave no heed fo  Allah's plain rebukes? The death of his wife  had failed to bring Kaji Hamed to closer conformance with the laws of the prophet; and so,  in his mind's eye, sheik Ibrahim already saw  his brother's daughter'and wealth taken from  him.  But Kaji Hamed was incorrigible. None of  his pious brother's admonition were anything  else than idle croakings to him. He heard them  patiently, because his daughter was his brother's  guest; but he only followed the counselings of  his dead wife and his own heart. Zelka was  again left at Edfoo, while her ambitious father  pursued his cheerless way to Gelabo.    The ex  citements of money-getting and the entertain-  ment new-found friends had pressed upon him  , had kept him a long while at Cairo, which, tb-  gether with his stay at Edfoo^ made it nearly  four years since the burial of his wife, to whose  j)lace in his affections no other woman had succeeded���������another offense on his part against  Allah, in the opinion of the sheik, his brother.  Once back in the home where most of his manhood had been lived, and beside the tomb of his  wife, Kaji Hamed found it difficult to tear himself away from Gelabo and its negro denizens.  Day after day he put off his departure, suffering the most tiivial circumstances to delay him.  One, two, three ".months passed, and still the fascinations of the Oasis held him. Finally, just at  day-break one morning, a messenger came to  Gelabo from sheik Ibrahim.  Zelka was gone���������carried off by a young Frank,  the son of a trader, who she seemed to know and  went with willingly. The old sheik had done all  ih h is power t q regain her a nd punishher abd ii'c-:  f^?,J^  lessly gone "beyond human reach as" smoke is  when it melts in the air; so said the messenger.  That day Kaji Hamed moved 7 a bout with a  leaden heaviness in his eyes, voiceless and with  list less steps.  The people of Gelabo, knowing the reason of  his sorrow, ijLiei'cifully left the silence unbroken.  All day long they watched his fina 1 preparations  for departure from a respectful distance, much  as '-onewatches arrangements for a funeral. Toward evening his listlessness was put aside for  s.uch.iin pat ie������ce as he, Bedouin t h(>ugh .. he was,  found it difficult to repress. At last, when the  sun was down, ho rode hotlv away toward the  .������������������red and 'menacing tnpo.ii, to i end both his -daughter and her abductor, as was Allah's due. A  hundred miles awarded that night's wild riding,  but for all that he was reluctant to half, at daybreak, for his horse to rest and avoid death in  the sunheat." Ln vain did he tiy to sleep the succeeding day. Pain, rage, bitterness, singly and  unitedly, kept him wakeful.   > ;  The sheik was right. He had been sinfully  am bilious. Had he never t bought of marrying  Zelka to some high^statiohed follower of the  '������������������"prophet, had henever gotten vain about her  beauty, exposing her to this accursed .Frank*  both she and her ���������'���������mother --would still be with,  him. If was the mother's fault, though, all her  fault. But for evil counselings none of these  things.'wpiild-have happened. Oh, if he had but  put her to lash for her ambitious pratings, as a  good Mussulman should, he would not now be  so-ut terly bereft, and worse yet, the sport of the  enemies of Allah as well. This last he must  surely change. Allah forbid that flesh and blood  of his���������a true believer���������should be the wanton  sport of a Frank, a jeering denier of the prophet  and of true omnipotence. And so thoroughout  that day did he .torture himself. More blood-like  than he had ever seen it before was the moon  when it rose that second night, fittingly symbolizing the red work he had before him.  Poor El-Senek! He wondered why the master, who had ever been so kind to him heretofore, was so hard and heedless that night, so  prone to goad his flanks with his spurs till the  sands behind them were specked with ruby  stains. But Kaji Hamed had no time to think  of his horse. All his mind was aflame with  vengeance and the great penitential things he  would do when that vengeance was accomplished. Once, about midnight, El-Senek came  to so sudden a halt that he nearly flung his master over- his head. An unseen lion behind sharp  crags of rock that jutted up out of the sand beside their very path terrified the poor beast with  his roaring. More sharply yet was the gashing  of the penetrating spurs; and with a curse upon  all distracting-circumstances, Kaji Hamed bade  his horse go on. Toward morning, when the  moon was casting a sullen grayness over all the  desert, a little cloud of sand in the advance betokened the coming of horsemen. For a moment Kaji Hamed halted, wanderingly, fearfully, then with still a wilder light in his eyes he  pressed on.  What had he to fear? His was a ride of vengeance to Allah; and so, would not Allah protect  him? Were Bedouin thieves or devils ahead of  him, he would ride them down! Who'.could  withstand whomsoever Allah sent forward?  The whirling sand-cloud, encircling the unknown riders, drew nearer. Faster and faster  still sped Kaji Hamed toward them. At last  the strangers halted, opening ranks to enclose  the man from Gelabo.    WTith guns pointing at 1-  THE  MDfEE:    ffELSOIS,   B.   GM   SATUEDAY,  OOTOBEE 3,  1891.  pt  i:  ft  w  m  8������:.  him the^ bade him stop. "Withayellof disdain  he disbbeyed, spuring his horse tillhe fairly fiew  through the air. A shower of bullets came after  him bui thev went wide of the mark, and the  f ugitive ahsiwered them with ashriek (������f derisibh_  What could the vile robbers of the desert do  against one whom Allah was protecting? Then  another volley was fired, and what was it���������was  h^dre^miihg, or did Allah somefitries forget, or  was vengeance \yrong? ?   ;  He was hit���������hit hard���������and had fallen off his  horse. ElSenek was beside him neighing knowingly, but somehow he could hot rise, could not  mount the faithful beast. Somet hing, he could  not exactly tell what, was wrong. It could not  be���������- oh, no^it could not lie that he had suffered  fatal nurt, when He'.'was>doing theWork of Allah,  when he was going to devote all his life, all his  wealth, all his thought to Allah, when once the  stain of the infidel was cleared from Zelka.  Surely, the holy prophet himself would have im  terpbsed in such a case. And yet he could hot  rise, could not even move. And the robbers had  dismounted and were grouped round him, leering into His very face.  ��������� "It is the merchant, Kaji Hamed," said one of  them. "What a pity we did not shoot the horse  instead of the inaster. He would have paid0us  the ransom of a prince!"  "Kaji Harried?" cried another. "Then may  the fiend seize us for bur stupidity! Ransom of  a prince���������he would have paid us*the ransom of  a king! Do you know? This is the merchant  whose daughter the Frank stole. We are, indeed, in sad luck. A man will pay thrice for  vengeancewhat hej will for-life."  As he heard them, Kaji Hamed wondered.  Why did they speak of him as if ransom were  out of the question? Ransom was the very  thing! He would give them any price, even to  inflicting utter beggary upon himself, if they  would only insure his safe arrival at Edfoo.  They were right. Vengeance was far greater*  than life; for was it hot man's highest duty to  Allah? But when he opened his lips to treat  with them no sound came forth. Pshaw! Could  j_hey not see^ttiat his throat was dry from long  riding? Why did not some of them give him  "' water?:;!"/";"  Water'! Ay���������that was what he wanted���������all  he wanted���������all he wanted���������all there was in the  universe. Just water1, water-, water. Strange  he never valued it so before! W^hat was vengeance, or Zelka, or���������yes���������or even Allah! He  would give all he had, everything, hopes, possessions���������restricting nothing���������if only he could  feel soothing, cooling water once .more in his  burning throat and mouth. Ah! he -would soon  have it, for he could hear great floods of if, like  the mighty, far-off seas, rolling toward him with  deafening roar and surge. Soon relief would  come now. It would lift him up and sweep him  away; but that would not matter, for it would  also destroy his tormentors, those leering robbers who had first shot him down and then flung  the sharnefulness of having a faithless daughter  in his teeth.  "He is dead," said the robbers, spurning his  Culseless body with their1 feet. Securing his  orse and the gold and jewels he had in his belt,  they rode away to the northward, fearing the  dead man might have followers close behind  him who would run them down and seek redress. Slowly, from this way and that, the air  currents swept the shifting sands above the victim of the marauders, until what the jackals and  vultures had left of him was hidden from the  upper world.  When the passing days had measured a full  week, the messenger who had summoned Kaji  Hamed to Edfoo rode homeward in charge of  the caravan which was bearing the dead man's  possessions from Gelabo to the Nile, on the way  to Cairo. A bit of cloth fluttering from a little  mound sent the blood flying swiftly through the  veins of the sheik's messenger. Halting, he  sprang from his horse and pawed madly at the  mound. The shred of cloth, as he had feared,  was a part of Kaji Hamed's turban. The bones  and the garments, rended by beasts of prey,  told the whole tale all too plainly.  As Ibrahim's servant turned sorrowfully away  to ogg&er the caravan to proceed, a hard, detach ect^Mbstance in the sand came in contact  with his foot. Stooping, he picked the object  up.    It^vas a flute���������a small ivory flute, with sil  ver mountings,  *fc  and inscribed with Arabic charts���������such an  instrument as snake-charmers  The man put it in his tunic.    He would  it to  the sheik as an evidence that his  brother was indeed dead. Sut, like many  another Worthy intehtibn- it miscarried. When  Edfoo and the quarters of the sheik were reached  the flute, was n ot to he found. Whet her it had  been lost or stolen the man who ^ul? it out of  the sand-could' not say. : Any way, it was gone.  I, Paolo Giorohno, who have written the foregoing, partly from personal knowledge and  partly from subsequent information, am the  son of the Venetian trader���������the youth who  married Zelka.  It is true, that I stole my bride away from her  uncle, but it is truer still that she was a willing  theft, her love having been all mine, the same  as mine was all hers, from the day our eyes first  met Gelabo. To tell of the dreams her image  filled, fromthehourM turned my back on her,  in the African desert, till fateful chance threw  us together at Edfoo, would be to hold up to  every man who has loved a woman, the familiar  mirror of his own experiences. And, since to  tell them to those to whom love has not yet  come would be but to invoke upon holy things  the sacrilege of scornful doubts, it is better, in  either case, that I leave the matter in silence.  Her gods and mine so favored us that we were  married and safe out of Egypt before Kaji  Hained knew that his child was Overtaken by  love. It was hot till We had been many months  in Venice that we knew how Kaji Hamed died.  The death of her father itself caused Zelka but  little grief, since she knew that her life would  ever be in danger while he lived; but the manner of his passing, bur love being its cause, was  ever afterward a source of sorrow to her. But  in the sweetness of our love-life there was little  time for pain. The days sped on like a morning  dream till half a score of years were gone, each  moment of which was fuller of heaven-sent joy  than the one before it. Hours beyond number,  as the days went on, did we sit on our balcony,  after- nightfall, Watching the gay groups in the  gondolas, listening to their '.mirth and laughter;  and sometimes, when in the mood for it, Zelka  would sing some of the plaintive airs of the  desert, I accompanying her on the flute. ������  At such times the people on the lagoon would  often hush their music to hear ours, it was so  weird and apparently formless���������so wholly unlike  the rhythmic lyrics of Italy.  One night when the whole lagoon was listening  and Zelka was singing as I never heard her sing  before and my humble play ing was stirred by infection from her to something unusual in force  and spirit, a second flute from an adjacent gondola joined mine; and we instantly knew from  the manner of playing that the unknown player  was an Arab, for he made no error in following  the wild progression and abrupt inconsecufive-  ness which jnakes eastern music so incomprehensible to the rest of the world. When we  accosted him the stranger said he was a Moor;  and such, indeed, his face, manner and language  made him seem. Whether he was in search of  some new Desdemona we never knew.  Several nights he joined us, mingling his music  with ours; and when he finally left Venice he  gave me, as a souvenir, a flute���������a strange little  instrument of ivory and silver, covered with inscriptions in Arabic. Some desert Bedouins had  brought it to Fez, from whom our Moroccan  friend had obtained it. The quality of its tone  was strangely high and pathetic, with an almost  human vibrancy. It was a snake charmer's  flute, so Zelka said. She had seen many of them  in the desert; in fact, her father had had one  very like it.  Perhaps it was only fancy, but strange thrills  went through me whenever I played it; and it  disturbed Zelka also, for she never sang more  than one or two songs when I accompanied her  on it, while she generally sang a dozen when I  used either of my other flutes.  One night she stopped in the middle of a song  and covered her face with her- hands.  "Please put it by," she said. "I always fancy  I can smell sandalwood andsoumere berries, my  dead father's favorite perfume, when you play  on that flute." .  For a week I did not touch the uncanny thing;  and then, one night, she asked me fo get it.  "I must not give way to such idle fears," she  said. "Mine is a brave race. I must be worthy  of it. Play the flute till midnight, and I will  overcome my folly and sing with it."  She was as good as her word and sang without  a tremor, tho , in the moonlight, I thought I saw  an ever-increasing pallor overspreading her face.  Just at midnight she suddenly  fixed her eyes  wildly upon mine, let a high note die in her  thrbjat and gave a little gasp; but in a moment  she had recovered herself and went on singing,  sq I said nothing. Presently a strong a pungent  odor filled my nostrils���������unmistakably it was sandalwood and sou mere berries. Then my wife's  voice stopped entirely. Looking toward her, I  saw nothing���������a strange mist was in my eyes.  Nor, try as 1 would, 1 could not rise. A chill  was in all my body, and some will or power  which Was stronger*than mine was holding me  motionless.  How long this phenomenon lasted, I do not  know, but from what I have since been told, it  was until after midnight hour was wholly done.  To rne it seemed longer than the entire span of  hiyformer life.  When I was free to move, I sprang to my  wife's side. Her eyes were fixed in a vacant  stare on some object straight before her. Her  throat plainly wore the print of finger-clutches,  as if some one had been trying to strangle her*  and yet I knew perfectly well that no person  Could have reached her*, as my chair completely  blocked the balcony window. Following the  direction of her' stolid gaze, I glanced over my  shoulder. There was a luminous flash, swift as  lightning, and then, felled by a sledge-like blow  oh the head, I dropped backward across the motionless body of my wife.  Sheik Ibrahim came to Cairo two years afterward, where I then was, and where we made a  mutual exchange of confidences.  "It was Kaji Hamed's flpte which Allah sent  you by the Moor," he said. "He had loved it  and played it so much that it was a part of his  life. Since you had stolen his daughter, your  playing-of the flute was the profanation of a  '"^ "  by your breath  At midnight  pow43$^?:ax_r&3_t^^ his own  flesh "���������-''' UJ-���������*������**  wo i rid  Was  the , w v ^,.        _  avenge his brother's death and release __5S0P^S  ''from what to him was profanation? If the latter is the true explanation, which I doubt, what  saved my life? Why did the mere playing of  the flute so terrify my wife, and how came the  soumere, the rare desert berries, in Venice?  Whichever way it was, to one of these causes  I owe the death of the sweetest wife the eastern  world ever* gave to a Venetian husband.  THE  Kootenay Safe Deposit Co.  3STEJIL*S03_T?   _B_ O-  Transacts a private banking business;  Allows interest at-best rates on amounts of $1 upwards ;  Receives articles for safe keeping.  CJENEIfcAL AGENCY  London & Lancashire Life Insurance Company,  A&ENCIES Sh* Donald A. Smith, chairman.  Accident Insurance Company of North America,  $15 a week, $3000 on death, for 25*cents a day;  The celebrated Taylor safes. ���������   -L  CORRESPONDENTS.  Vancouver���������The Bank of British North America;  Spokane Falls���������The Bank of Spokane Falls.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Masjia^r.  THE    COLUMBIA    &   KOOTENAY    STEAM  NAVIGATION   COMPANY,   LIMITED.  THE STEAMER LYTTON  will leave Revelstoke at daylight on Mondays and Fridays,  arriving at Robson same days.   Leaves Robson on  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Little Dalles,  returning same days and proceeding  on up river to Revelstoke.  Close connections at Robson with trains for Nelson.  F. <_. CIIRffSTHE, Agent-,..  REYELSTOKE, R. ���������,  APPLICATION   FOR   WATER   RIGHT.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date, I intend to  apply to the assistant commissioner of lands and works for11  West Kobtenay district for permission to divert for a term  of 99 years 100 inches of water from a small stream known  as Bear creek, at a point 40 chains northwest of the northwest corner of my preemption (lot 208), thence following  the natural course of the creek southeasterly to the west  line of my preemption, thence across said preemption to  the site of "Kaslo City," now being plattea, and to such  points as will be required for the use of the inhabitants of  said city for domestic, agricultural, manufacturing, fire  protection, and all other purposes for which water is generally used by a community. GEORGE T. KANE.  Kaslo, September 21st, 1891. ^  l, '-,;-  I  TEE; MINER:    tf ELBOtf,  Ek 0., "SATt/EDAY,   OOTOEEE"%;*$&������  ���������K^fif-  The Mixer is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at. tlie following cash-in-advance  -    rates: Three months $1.50, six months .S2.50, one year $lr  Contract Advei:.tisemkn'tS' avjll 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 iirsfc insertion and 7 cents a line  -' for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  f each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not   given   $1  will be   charged.    Marriage  '.   announcements "will be charged from !j?l to $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock. - Mi,r"7_|  IVetters to the Editor will only appear over the  i   ��������� writer's name.   Communications with such signatures  \    as ''Old Subscriber,"' "Veritas,"  "Citizen," etc., etc..  ,    will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters:  The Miner, Nelson, li. C, .  EOITOKI.IL   HEMAICKS.  Until quite -recently the mining camps on'  Kootenay lake have been remarkably free from  breaches of the law, as the court .dockets prove.  .But the late daring robberies and attempts at  robbery at Nelson conclusively prove that there  is a criminal elements in our- midst, an element  that must be hunted out of the country. Under  ordinary circumstances t he present constabulary  force is quite large enough to keep the peace',  but it is not large enough to afford the  people   of   Nelson    [n-otecAij^^g^   the   law-  i_ ��������� .i _    s ,     j     i - _^������������'^^_______r___?__L   s.   i  lisss.'element   t hix^h^^^m^^W^^fWW  taken   up,.  quartersa^iaa&iM gov-  is place to  of experience and  fohe of the kind usually sent  ictoria.           "Now that the -Tinies-Vcrnon libel suit has  ended���������by mr. Vernon getting $450 damages���������  the. Colonist and News-Advertiser both print  long-winded editorials on "Personal Attacks on  Public Men," taking the ground that such  attacks do no good. If we mistake iiot,vbQtli  these high-minded papers attack not only public  officials who do not suit them, but.private citizens-who have the temerity to run for office in  opposition, to the candidates they happen to support. The News-Adyertiser. has time and again  been strictly personal in its attacks on mayor  Op,p;evnheiniei^.of Vancouver, and the Coloiiist  was very personalHn its attacks;on mr. Temple-  man and mr. Marchent, who happened to be the  Opposition Candidates for members of the.Dpi  minion house.-at the last election. These 2  papers are no better than "their" .neighbors,.however- much ...they try to appear otherwise. As  long as officials are built as they are at present,  the only way to break them of their bad habits  is to rub them down occasionally with a."rough  scrubbing brush" of cold type/.   ':������������������      -. ' ���������?���������.���������'  If The Miner is not mistaken, the chief ius-  ticeof the province often uses strong language  to "par ties who appear before him for trial, langu-  age., that would be considered very personal' if  appearing as-the utterance of a newspaper, yet  the chief justice takes higii rank as a terror to  evil doers.' The newspaper that uses miss Nancy  phrases in calling the attention of the public to  the wort hless-n ess, <)r corrupt -., practices' -..of, the  paid servants of the public will never take high  rank as a reformer of officials wlioiie_rlect ,their  duties or who use their official positions for personal gain. ��������� ���������      ������������������ ��������� .>..������.  r ��������� Ad vices from Ottawa are that several, changes,  will be made in the Dominion ministry'. Mr.  J_angeviii...!wiljL;5b.e/replaced by Peter \^hite,:a:n  Ottawa river��������� savvinill man;-:'mr. Co'stigan,'-.m.rv  Caron, mr. Carl ing, and mr.  Dewdney willall  give way and be replaced by stronger men.> The  latter, no doubt, will be shoved onto the people  of British Columbia as their lieutenant-governor, and at the expiration of the term be relegated into obscurity,...from which he should  never have emerged.      The Miner has it on pretty good authority  that the Canadian commissioners to the Wash-  . ." ii >  inglon conference, which begins oh "this month,  will agree 'to no reciprocal arrangement unless  such arrangement includes lead ores. It is said  the Canadian commissioners thoroughly understand the situation, and-, see the necessity of  finding a market for the product of our mines.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  ESTATE AND  CONVEYANCING.  - Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled .on commission.   Conveyancing1 documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   Mo. 13-East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  amber, Thynne, and Henshaw,  Real Estate, Mining Brokers,  AND  Insurance Agents.  "Water Street,  VANCOUVER.  West'Baker Street,  NELSON.  state   Brokers,  Corner  Itaker sum! Stanley Streets,  SJELSOX,   IS. C.  FOR NON-RESIDENTS A SPECIALTY.  I&EXTS ' COI������LE���������TE_>.  .. _������EBTS   COLILECTESJ*  John Houston.  Charles PI. Ink.  Houston & Ink.  BXJY-AND SELL  Town Lots VjSn^U Mineral; Claims,  ���������   on" commission.   ,-.:''������������������.���������  Have now for sale 2 of the best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street inside lots; lots in  Ainsworth; and mineral claims in Toad:Mountain district.  Office  in Miner ISnifding, ���������]Sei.so_j,vfi5.y C. ������������������;  f  PIONEER  PAINTER AND   DECORATOR.  Address":'   Nelson Hotel.  r  i_.ti--.i__  ers--_in%_3i  Will Contract for all Ends of Work-,  rs  Materials"furnished  and 'es'tlhiates';' giren on application:  ::���������'������������������������������������   ���������:; : rli   ;: ��������� Agents for. t'he'ttaledbf jjIMJ3Ji;i__::   ;.-.,  .?>Jli \-.  Address all communications to Nelson, B. C.  '���������i  *    W. J.  WILSON.  !-'���������   '    ' '.'< ''  W".  PERDU������.  & PERDU  : i "i���������������  PROPRIETORS' OIi'        ," -  '.'"..��������� /...AT..  NELSON AND AI1JSW0ETH.  "Will"contract, to supply mining companies and steamboat*  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or   ���������  landing in the Kootenay Lake country. '- '  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for Job teaming.  nyi:rA._E_ciEi contracts  with  merchants for hauling freight to or from railroad  depot and steamboat wharf.  NELSON  OEFLCE  AND MARKET, '���������  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  US McIITY  PROPRIETOR OF THE  PIOBTBEE  CORRAL and STABLE  Svsir Corner East' Yer������o'i_ and Hall Streets,  NELSON, *B. C: k '���������    ������������������  ���������'.'���������. .. '(..���������-. sr-.\.  |    Will undertake any work or contract in which pack anj-  i mats or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND; PACK ANII__AI^  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.'  WILL   CONTEACT TO  CAEEY PASSEIGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  rail way. depots.'    '  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON;  Stove and Cordwoixl  Tor Safe.  .Kootenay Lake ..Oountry^. and others wliom it paa^  : Concern and Interest: "   ' ".'���������;  -.';My stock of :sample goods-consisting of the fallowing  lines, is nowppen..for inspection, and I am prepared to ref  ceive orders for any amount. Fine clothing of all sorts^  (Und(^r-'and :ovcrT),.boots', hats, (over 100 different. inchuT  hig- nVen-'Sv ':boys!,;aiid girls'), towels, ties, braces, blankets]  ca.rpcts,.inatkj7 needles, thread, cotton, buttons, etc. ; v  Hricc-SAV'ill be quoted to .-merchants .f. o.;b. at the nearest  wharf; tlnis saving thcmall trouble with custom or freight  agents; and sb fbrth.- Special inducements for cashpay^  mentsi on: large; orders. Call and see the stock before  ordering yourfal) supplies, apdlrthink you will be pleased*  "' *~& small"stock":'also on sale to,'retail customei's.  .......... . ,. ti QHA^ES-WJ3STLY  BUSK, Balfpur.JB. C. "'  B  ��������� ;  ���������������������������- ������������������Hr/i^^'3L'CE';_i^;-''^;iB^^'i^:r:^ -r!:;  .������.:���������".-; .'."..%.'. -sA tir--y>? b-.J.w.\<\- ���������:��������� ;��������� - .:;-7;i;n-i 7 , ��������� - = .i ��������� - /  ���������*;i*l-r,:.r.i) ' '.'..^.n:-.' .-;WEl_S������W!^rB.--���������. ;V' .'I'-iu. " ;-.-:. ��������� >,  ' :���������;*!���������<;'<���������>   Ay}}f     7.7 ":  r.   J-;n   n I  .'- i'-  M;iisiQ.f|iiyn^hed:f or:dan,^es, g^rtieBy and receptignsj.., Le.a.y.^  oiV  lynched;tQr:dan^es, partiesyaiid r.Qeept:ions> ������������������  fders with Gilker & Wells, Postoffice store.  m  m  SggTg?S^^^,_^_^^^^^  ���������^_H_ If,'!.  It-''!'  THE   MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   00T0BEE  3,   1891.  ft'"  lift  ���������::  p.  If):  I*'1  It.;'  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners'. Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and comnlete in every Denartment, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  and compare Prices.  Main Street, EEVELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON,  THE    IXSIIIKAXCE    KATE    SHOIILO     KE     KEIHJCEI).  The provincial government is liberal when  dealing with small towns, as is shown -by its  appropriating money for providing lire protection appliances for places like Revelstoke and  Nelson. But do the people appreciate this liberality and meet the government half way? Do  they do anything to make the appropriations of  real, benefit? The Miner can speak for- Nelson.  Last winter $250 was placed in this estimates for  the benefit of the Nelson fire department.  Within a week Nels<>n will be as well equippect  to right fire as any town of its size in Canada,  and that too. wit bout calling for oth>r tin a ncin I  aid than the small sum above mentioned. That  amount procured 400 feet of hose and 4 ilozzles,  12 hydrants, 50 buckets, and 150 feet of .ladders.  The water does not cost the town a dollar, being  furnis heel gratis by the men...Svho: put .in pipes to  supply water for- household purposes.. HJvery  building in town will be within easy reach of  the hydrants, and. if the Deluge Hook & Ladder  Company does its whole-duty, tlie rate of insurance at Nelson should be reduced one-half  from this time on.  Teetzel  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS.  PATENT MEDICINES  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WHOLESALE    -DEALERS     IN'.   CItiAKS;.      RAYMOND'  SEWi.\'������    MACHINES   IN- -STOCK. .  Gor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Meals, 25c.  Table Board, $4 per Week.  Board and Lodging, $5 per Week.  MOTICE-SBOOQ   REWARD.  Public notice is hereby given that a reward of one thousand dollars will be paid by the provincial government for  such information as shall lead to the apprehension and  conviction of the person concerned in the robbery of the  Columbia and Kootenay Kail way Navigation Company's  safe at Nelson on Saturday the 2Jih day of August, last.  JOHN ROBSON, provincial secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  Victoria, September 21st, 1891.  AND  CHEMICALS  CHOICE TOILET ARTICLES  AND  PATENT MEDICINES  AT  Dr. Arthur's Medical Hall  '���������Corner--Stanley  and  Bluff* Streets.  A Specially Fine Assortment of Flavoring Essences  IN   STOCK.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Revelstoke,  carry full linos of all  kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.    Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE:  Nit. 4 Eloirston *_: Bn?i ISiiiltfirig, .Josephine Street.  APPLIGAT'OMS   FOR  CROWN   GRANTS.  Notice is hereby given that Edwin Jay Kelly, as agent  for the Le Roi Mining & Smelting Company (Foreign), has  filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant to the Le Roi mineral claim, situate on the  left slope of north fork of Trail creek, about 5 miles west  from Columbia river. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections to me within GO days from date of  publication.    ������������������       N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson,��������� B. C, August 20th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that J. C. Rykert, for himself and  others, has filed the necessary papers and niade application for a crown grant in favor of a mineral claim situate  in Hot Springs camp on Kootenay lake, and known as the  Danira: Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their ob-  iections within (X) days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, August 27th, 181)1.    Notice is hereby given that J. C. Rykert has tiled the  necessary papers and made application for a crown grant  in favor of a mineral claim known as the Highland, situate  at Hot Springs, north of Cedar creek, Kootenay lake. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within 00 days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, August 27th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that L. C. Kramer, as agent for  the Empire Consolidated Mining Company (Foreign), has  filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the  Dictator, situate about 2 miles southwest from Ainsworth,  Kootenay lake, B. C. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within GO days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, August 22nd. Gold commissioner.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that (JO days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of iandsand works for permission to purchase the following tract of land: Commencing at a post marked J. L. It., about 2 miles south of  Kaslo creek, Kootenay lake, and about 200 feet south of a  small creek there situate, thence west '10 chains, thence  north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south following the shores of the lake to the initial post; containing 320  acres more or less. JOHN L. RFTA LLAOK.  Ainsworth, B. C, August Kith, .1891.  Notice is.hereby given that 00 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lauds and works for  leave to purchase a tract of land as follows: Beginning  at a post marked -N.-'W. corner post, oh the west 'shore of  Kootenay lake about 8 miles south of the Lardeaux river,  and about h a. mile- north of the mouth of Schroder creek,  thence running south 40 chains, thence east to lake shore;-  thence following lake shore to initial nost; containing 16,0  acres more or less. ���������"     -, .. JOHN A. WArl'SONJ,  Ainsworth, August ISth, 1891.    JOHN; A. WIIITITER.  Notice is hereby given that (50 days after date wc:intend  to'apply to the chief commissioner of lands and, works for.  permission to purchase the following tract of-.land,: Coim.  m dicing at a post on the lake shore on the north side of  Schroder creek, .Kootenay- lake, thence north westerly along  lake shore 20 cliains, thence south 20 chains, thence west 20  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east to lake shore,  thence following lake shore to point of commencement.  ���������   "��������� J. C. HOOKER, i  GEORGE G. BUSHBY.  '  Ainsworth, B. C, August 18th, .1891.  Not ice is hereby given that GO days after date I intend to  apply-to the chief "commissioner of hinds and works for  permission to purchase 1(50 acres of land, situate in West  Kootenay district, and described as follows: Commencing  at a postmarked F. F., S. E., planted on the west shore of  Kootenay lake about 2 miles south of the-month of Kaslo'  creek, thence west 30 chains, tlience north 40 chains, thence  east to the shore of the lake, thence following the meander'  ings of the shore of. the lake to the point of commencement,  containing 1(50 acres more or less.  Nelson, 13. C, July 1st.  FRANK FLETCHER.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (GO) days after date I im  tend to apply to the chief commissioner of Iandsand.'works  for permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situated in West Kootenay district: Commencing.at  a post marked N. E. corner post, placed on the west shore  of the Lardeaux river near its mouth, thence west 40  chains, tlience south 40 chains,...thence east to the. west,  shore of Kootenay lake, thence north following the shores  of Kootenay lake and Lardeaux river to point 0I7 commencement"; containing 1(50 acres, more or less.  Ainsworth, August 3rd, 1891. S. II. GREEN.  Notice is hereby given, that sixty days after date J intend  to apply to the chief -commissioner of lands and works^for  permission to .purchase 320 acres of land, situate in West  Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing  at a stake marked H. S. N. W., at southwest corner Lot 207,  on the east shore of Kootenay lake, thence cast 20 chains*  thence north 40 chains, thence east'20 chains, thence; south  30 chains, thence west 40 chains more or less to the shore.of,  'the lake, thence following the shore of the lake in a north-  erlv direction to the point of commencement.  Nelson, August��������� G.lh, 1891. HAROLD  SELOUS.   :  TIMBER   LEASE   NOTICE .  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  ���������permission to lease the following tract of land for lumbering -purposes: .Commencing at a .post near the Lardeaux  trail and north line of Columbia __. Kootenay railway block  on the Lardeaux river, thence east along said north line of  railway block (block 9) to G. (). Buchanan's limit, 80 chains  more or less, thence north GO chains along G. O. Buchan  an's limit, thence west 80 chains ���������more or less to trail and  mountain, thence south GO chains more or less to place of  commencement. JOSHUA DAV1FS,  Pilot Bay, August 3rd, 1891. W. P. SA Y WA IM).  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days ���������after date 1  intend to apply to the gold commissioner of West Kootenay  district for a hotel and liquor license for Kaslo House,  Kaslo. GEORGE T. KANE.  ,  Kaslo, B. C, September 17th, 1891.  ������������������iia^^ 6  THE  _������_3TE������;    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   OOTQBEK  3,  1891.  George C. Hunt  J. Dover  Jbsephine Street,  Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturing Jewelers  for the Trade.  DIAMONDS  SILVERWARE  DEALERS IN    '  JEWELRY  ATCHES  CHRONOGRAPHS  AND  ALL  FINE WATCHES  C&refHlly   Repaired   :m<_   Satisfaction   &ii_;.ran_ee<l,  ������������������ and All Orders hy Mail Promptly Attended to.  No. 1 Houston & Ink Building, Josephine Street.  Branch Store at Donald, B. 0.  Postoffice Store,'-Nelson,  ������. ,C.  AM) GENTS' PDROTSHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL, LINES OF  ���������'-.'������������������  ENT  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  S   AT   WHOLESALE  NELSON, B. C.  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  ���������building, and have on display a full''range of  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  _e?_r,io:e_s to suit tzhhej tizzies  BALFOUR, B. C.  Wholesale,  I_e.ail, and   Commission Merchant,  Dry Goods and Groceries.  FIVE PER CENT DISCOUNT  will be allowed on all retail CASH purchases, of over $5,  on any line of goods.    Liberal discounts on CASH  '      wholesale orders.  BRE_U>   OUT   ������F --SAWDUST.  The depart ment of agriculture at Washington  is interested in a plan for making bread -out of  sawdust. Scientists believe that there is no good  reason why the thing should not be entirely  practicable. Everybody knows that starch is a  substance extremely nutritious; in fact, it is,  nearly all nutriment. Well, starch and sawdust  are the same thing. Sawdust, which is "cellulose," is of precisely the same chemical composition as starch. The two are expressed by the  same chemical formula���������C6 H10 OS���������that is, 6  parts of carbon, 10 of hydrogen, and 5 parts of  oxygen. These are the simple ingredients of  eit her starch or sawdust. Scientific experimenters have been trying for a long- time to find out  a way to transform the one into the other. If  they should succeed the discovery would be  away ahead of the philosopher's stone in point  of value. An inexhaustible source of food supply would at''once be rendered available in the  forests, the grass, and even in straw and chaff.  Hitherto/chemistry has occupied itself almost  wholly with taking things apart, in order to find  out What they are made of; but now the science  is directing its attention to putting elements together for t he production of useful substances.  Already it has succeeded in the artificial preparation of indigo, alizarin, aric acid, and many  other compounds. ."��������� The aniline colors, obtained  from coal tar and yet rivaling the most brilliant  tints of the rainbow,"are similarly produced. So  complex are some of them that their names,  which give full account of their composition,  have to he regular 7-league words, one beautiful  dye being known as "Hexamethylmethoxytri-  auiidotriphenylcarbinol." From coal tar in like  manner are derived many valuable anti-fever  medicines and soperifics.  The prospects of this new science of putting  elements together seem infinite and the era of  bliss niay yet dawn which has been prophesied  by the illustrious naturalist Frederick (John,  who says that all struggles for existence among  men arising from want of food will be done  away with when chemistry shall have learned  to make starch from carbolic acid and water.  Plants grow by doing just that, and .it. may,  therefore1, be said that farmers have been engaged since time immemorial in this very chemical industry. It would scarcely be surprising,,  then, if the farms of the country should be replaced at some time in the future by chemical  laboratories.     ���������    '  .....      i     /./���������,:."  The People of tlie Antipodes Progressive.  The   defeat   of sir   Henry   Parkes's measure  for   the   enfranchisement   of   women   in   New  South Wales has b^en Offset by the passage of a  bill  in the New  Zealand  legislature, which not  only admits women to the franchise, but makes  them eligible for legislative positions. Thus  women are gradually securing recognition of  their claims for seats���������in parliamentary bodies  as well as in dry goods stores, and the standing  reproach to civilization, involved in a denial  of that right, is in a fair way of being wiped  out. Why it is that Canaclaand this continent in  general, are so very far behind the progressive  young peoples of the antipodes in political advancement, is a query that must force itself  upon the mind of anyone who compares the enlightened legislation of New Zealand and Australia and the forward condition of the reform  movements generally in that region, with the  apathy of Canadians to everything except party-  ism and a chance at the boodle Let us hope  that the action of the New Zealand legislature  will infuse new Zealand energy into the efforts  of Canadian social reformers.  The Kootenay Smelting and Trading  Syndicate, Limited, of Eevelstoke, B. Q���������  are prepared to sample and purchase  all kinds of  lilyer, an*  Prices and all information furnished on application.  J. CAMPBELL, manager.  MIR NATIONAL HIGHWAY.  .y.n. "-'."';  .  Through Passenger SeiTice from Ocean to Ocean.  3STO   CI_:_A.3SrG-ES.  LOWEST T1EES TO ALL PODTTS  To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  Kootenay Luke Snippers will be consulting  their  own   interests  by shipping by the  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  " Steamer 7__YTTON  leaves Robson for Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Saturdays  on arrival of trains from Nelson, and makes close  .connections' at Revelstoke with trains for  VArTOOUVEE,  NEW WESTMINSTER,  VICTORIA,  g rivcozsr,x,_E?,____^__.xJ:,  fe J TOEONTO,  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't and Passenger Ag't, Ass't Gen'l Fr't & Pas'r Ag't.  Winnipeg, Manitoba. Vancouver, B. C.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time. ,  S__U-A.S03ST^]3D   i__T_rn>^:_B_E__R  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.    ",.-  Undertaking attended to. 7  Shop: Oor. Baker and Josephine Sts*  e. j. mowatTW^  (Successors to R. J. Hilts & Co.)  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBEP  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop : corner Josephine and Bluff sts.  Landscape Photographers,  WEST BAKER STEEET, NELSON.  Views of Nelson and  all  the most interesting scenery in  British Columbia.  Dealers   in   Steel   Engravings,   Etchings,   Photo-  Gravures, Archotypes, etc.  Picture Mats and all kinds of Framing done to order.  C_g8_fl j  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Office:   Stanley Street.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Puhlic, Etc  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  '*���������  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  OIYIL EMI1EEE AND ARCHITECT,  .ftEILS������^ B. G.  E_3*  p\**_l  'A ft-  k:  THE   MIISTEE:    KELSON,   B.G.,   SATURDAY,   OCTOBER 3,  1891.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, 13. C.  ONLY TWO-STORY HOTEL IF NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS   NOT  SURPASSE  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  HOTEL  EAST  YfSBNON   STREET,.<_������__All   HALL.  THE GRAND  WILL BE  CONDUCTED  IN  GOOD STYLE  AND AS  IT FRONTS ON THE OUTLET  IT IS ONE OF THE  BEST SITUATED HOTELS IN NELSON.  THE DINING-ROOM IS NOT _  SURPASSED  BY THAT OF ANY HOTEL ON THE LAKE  AND THE BAR WILL  ALWAYS   BE   STOCKED   WITH    CHOICE  LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  PROPRIETORS.  "The  Finest Hotel in  Toad   Mountain  District."  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NBHLSON, __..���������.  PROPRIETORS.  The Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.   The table will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  FIXE   ART . IN   WAKFAKE.  It seems that the war authorities of Europe  are deeply impressed by the performance of the  Mannlicher rifles in the hands of the insurgent  Chilians, who, by their aid, recently induced dictator Bal ma ceda to go elsewhere to do his dictating.    The Austrian soldiers are armed with  these handy weapons, and the other nations are  wondering whether they would not do well to  run up a bill at the gunsmith's for a few million  Manhlichers in order that they too may be ready-  to do  their killing after  the pleasing Chilian  fashion/What is particularly attractive to connoisseurs in manslaughter about the guns is that  they not only destroy men rapidly but that they  do it neatly. "The wound caused by the bullet  shows no jagged edges, but  is round and tidy  and bored in a strictly workmanlike manner.   It  is a pleasure to kill your man easily and with  profess iona 1 ni cet y of t ouc h.    No t hi n g could be  more annoying to a person  of refined feelings  than to find that anylittle piece of shooting performed   by  him  had   been  accomplished   in  a.  bungling fashion.    To puncture your man is, of  course, something, but to puncture him in such  a way that he will feel proud of the mark and  will send you a note expressing his thanks, provided he survives, is a really esthetic triumph.  Since the war authorities have rejected the plan  of an ingenious scientist, who offered to show  how an army might be chloroformed at its guns  and   taken prisoner before it  knew  what   had  struck if, perhaps they could do nothing better  than  pronounce in favor of guns that do their  shooting with great precision and yet  pile up  their slain compactly and decently.    If the projectors could manage also to pin boquets on the  bosoms of the coats of those whom they have  /'removed," there would be nothing more to be  desired.. -; __,______^___.^^^^.. -  A Midi of Sens..  Speaking of the future of Canada, Labouchere,  the editor of London Truth and a well-known  member of parliament, said: tklf I were a Canadian I am inclined to think I should cut the  connection with'-England; but being an Englishman I have no wish that Canada should do so.  I would rather be master in my own house, even  if it were a cottage, than live in a sort of back  garden to a nobleman's mansion. The stronger  and more powerful Canada becomes, the more  American it wilt become, and more anxious to  cut adrift from Europe. Whether if will be independent republic, or whether it will join the  United States will depend much upon the current of popular opinion at the moment of its  separation, were I a Canadian, I should be in  favor of 'union with the United States. It seems  to rne a. grand idea, that one continent should  have one government and that government not  the despotism of an individual, but the deliberate  will of a nation."  Stick  Fry's   Standi Reported Sold.  An important real estate deal took place at  Bonner's Ferry on Saturday. A wealthy syndicate of Washington bankers has purchased the  Dick Fry ranch and propose to boom a townsite.  The details of the deal are not made public yet,  owing to the fact that some of the parties could  not be present to sign the papers. It is known,  however, that the syndicate paid not h'ss than  $20,000 for the ranch, and that mr. Frj^ retains  a large interest. The syndicate proposes to gel a  title to the land by the use of Valentine script.  Then it will beplatted and put upon the market.  Bonner's Ferry is the head of deep water navigation on the Kootenay river and it is the gateway to rich mining districts of British Columbia  and Idaho. It is surrounded by rich mining districts on the Amirican side. It has an unlimited  supply of fine lumber timber, and the Kootenay  valley has a large area of excellent ranch land.  So it will be seen that the resources of the place  are great.   The Largest in Ihe World.  The largest retail store in the world is the Bon  Marche of Paris.    This enormous bazar covers 4  blocks and has  a  floor space of about  432,000  square feet.    It has a permanent-force of over j  4000 clerks and the daily receipts exceed $300,000.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &   T.   MA DDE  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T IKE _E      TABLE  is 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.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,.  KELSON, IE. ���������.  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE TABLE  arc comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  T_E__:___   ZB-AJR,  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker &' Sons'  celebrated brands.  East Baker Street*  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  _.<_������._E   ������&   TKECSILlU'S  PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   IS. ���������.  TOPPING & H ANN A........... Proprietors  ���������_������������__ TaMe;   _a004t Beds ;  Hyas-Close ILiqnors.  frf_7*"  >__g^^g5?^^  .   ii-  ii _-  ���������- ������������������-;*���������* _'-.t/a." '^sv-rr-'-f  ? I-JI������ ,������  "ff"-".-  _#.������������������-: 8  THE  MINES:    NELSOH,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,   OGTOBEE 3.  1891.  Wholesale (jfocer and  gs  nor  Sportiiig  AGENT  FOR  GURNEY &  CO.'S STOVES AND   HIRAM   WALKER  &  SONS' WHISKIES.  Corner Vernon and Jose  M  SMALL V'.!.II������I_ETS-" OF    XKWS.  There wer esevcral inches of snow on Toad mountain the  fore part of the.week, and the air up there was sort of mid-  wintry in its ehiliness.  Jack Buchanan reports the claim he and his partners arc  interested in on the Salmon as looking tine, a shaft being  down 25 feet, with from a foot to 15 inches of solid ore in  the bottom.   The ledge is from 1 to 0 feet wide.  A. L. Davenport has a man prospecting his hydraulic  ciai m on 40 creek. He. reports having several h u nd red feet  of bed-rock cleaned oil ready for sluicing, and that the  ground prospects well.  Personals: W. Gesner Allan returned to Nelson tonight  from a.3-weeks' trip to the coast. He will open a real  estate and banking' business in his own name, at --Nelson,  within the month. J. A. Mara, member of parliament and  steamboat manager, put in several days in Nelson this  week, and before leaving for home arranged for the erection of a oOxGO-fodt 2-story business block "at the corner of  Bakerand Stanley streets. Joshua Davies of Victoria,  who is interested in the saw-mill at Pilot Bay and town-  sites at several points in the lake country, came in this  week to see if there was any likelihood of an immediate  demand for any of his real estate. ' W. T. Goepel of Vit-  toria, who is one of the largest owners in the Whitewater  mine on Hover creek and the saw-mill at Nelson, is taking  a look at these properties. J. W. 'I olson is back from his  trip to the coast, and will remain in Nelson a month, after  which time he will take a trip to the old country.  A well-known resident of Ainsworth has been offered a  munificient salary to edit the Hot Springs News, but declines on the ground that his time is fully occupied in building railways.  ADMINISTRATOR'S   NOTICE.  In the matter of Hcnrik Markusson HantalaYlitalo, deceased, and in the matter of the'"Official Administrator's Act."  - Notice is hereby given that by an order of the county  court of West Kootenay, li olden at Nelson, dated the 17th  day of September instant, the undersigned was appointed  administrator of the es.ate of Henrik Markusson Hantla  Ylitalo, late of Nelson, B. C, deceased. All persons having  claims against the said estate are requested to forward  same to the undersigned within 00 days, and all persons indebted to said estate are requested to pay such indebtedness to the undersigned forthwith.  FRED. J. FULTON,    ;  Oflieia.1 administrator Yale county court district.  Kamlobps, B. C., September 20th, 1891.  ADMINISTRATOR'S   NOTICE.  In the matter of Justus Mathison Korpi, deceased, and in  .  the matter of the ''Official Administrator's Act."  Notice is hereby given that by an order of the eount3r  court of West Kootenay, holden at Nelson, dated the 17th  day of September instant, the undersigned was appointed  administrator.of the es!ate of Justus Mathison Korpi, late  of Nelson,  B. C.,  deceased.     All  persons  having claims  r������4  ������������������, <V ;  o  . *v  o  O  1        i  CD  ,���������"''���������  pq  r-i  u  o  M  ������������������&������������������  pt  rt  c  \~i  1  EH  o  o  i  Pi  0  5  o  ^���������������'  ffl  >  o  Ul  o  bn  r-H  r  +3  ���������r-i  f~3  O  0  hi  t>_  o  ���������    r-<  .  *-* .  ���������W  CO  <D  o  o  _Tv  O-i  H  c_  1���������1  n_in  <���������  ���������r-4  &   %  +=  ,>���������s  M  CO  ; CD  .<���������  P5-  . '��������� ..  -sr  1���������1  CD   .  HH  o  EH  h_l  ���������ttr*  CCD'-  ��������� i .  O  x=r  o  P3  >__  >>  CD  02  ���������������<  C+"  K*1  ���������t-ri  ���������������'���������  ���������r^  _o  Us  o  o  CD  '  l-_  C"!-   '  d-  t���������'���������  ������  cw  bd  5= ������Qj  >-*���������  r/2  c+  u .-  O  Pi  <1  o  CD  2.  02  o  a-  O  ...���������. i���������' -  o  fc*  &  O  CD  c-t-  O  CD  crt-  O  againsf the said estate are requested to forward same to  the undersigned within 60 days, and all persons indebted to  said estate are requested to pay such indebtedness to the  undersigned forth with. FRED. J. FULTON.  Official administrator Yale county court district,  Kamloops, B. C, September 10th, 1S91.  NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned up to noon,  October 14th, for the construction of a 2-story building on  Baker street. Plans; etc., can be seen at my office on  October 8th. ARTHUR E. HODGENS, architect.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROWN   GRANTS.  Notice is hereby given that J. C. Rykert, Charles Olson,  and Frank Cole, have filed the necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor of .a mineral claim  known as the Highland, situate at Hot Srings, north of  Cedar creek, Kootenay lake. Adverse claimants, if any,  will forward their obiections within (50 days fr' -sm date of  publication. N. FITZSTUBBS, gold comn. ssioner.  Nelson, B.C., August 27th, 1891.  Notice is hereby giA^en that John Robertson, as agent for  El ward Dcmpsie, lias tiled the necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim  known as the Sunrise, situated on Toad mountain, West  Kootenay district;-   Adverse claimants, if anv, will forward  ���������their objections within (JO days from date of publication.  ���������   ���������   ,                         N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson. B. C; October 3rd, 1891.   ��������� "~ NOTICE. -���������_������������������_���������  The following rates will be charged parties leasing telephones from the Kootenay Lake Telephone Company,  Limited: i?35 for first 6 months and |30 for every 6 months  thereafter, payable in advance. The Nelson exchange includes all instruments in Toad Mountain district, at  Buchanan's saw-mill, at Balfour, and at Nelson. The  Ainsworth exchange includes all instruments in Hot  Springs district, at Balfour, at Buchanan's saw-mill, and at  Ainsvvorch. Owing to the expense of keeping the line in  repair, ALL messages between Nelson and Ainsworth will  be charged 25 cents  Nelson, B. C, October 1st, 1891  JOHN HOUSTON, president.  TENDERS  WANTED.  Tenders will be received at my office in Nelsan up to  noon on Saturday, October 10th, for the construction-of a  lock-up at Ainsworth. Plans and specifications can be  seen at the office of the mining recorder at Ainsworth and  at the government office at Nelson.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Assistant commissioner of lands and works. ,  Nelson. B. C., October 1st, 1891.  i������_fA.  PI  i. .*__��������� ;. "!:*;;i.: *!*���������_*���������.  " _��������� ������������������ I   -^pl * ���������  _-.*V������������!


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