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 HOT SPRINGS  .(  NUMBEB 18.  AINSWORTH, BEITISH   COLUMBIA, WEDNESDAY, JANUASY 20, 1892.  TEN CENTS.  AS   KUtl.Y    WAV   l.trROSSK   UAMK.  M  Lacrosse, the national game of Canada, which  is supposed to have originated among the Indians who made their homes to the north of the  international boundary line, it seems was also  the great game of the Indian tribes that lived in  the southern states. In the early fifties, the  greater part of northwestern Texas was unexplored, it being marked on maps as the "Staked  Plains." The following is an account of a game  witnessed by a traveler, in 185-1, on Gaines's  creek, Texas, the players being Choctaws:  ���������'Upon entering upon the prairie we observed  in the distance a crowd of natives in gay clothing, the brilliant colors blending with the verdure, ami making at >unset a truly picturesque  scene. Hiding up, we Witnessed a scene never to  be forgotten, it was a ball play. About 000  men. women, aud children were assembled,"all  dressed its holiday costume and all as intent upon  the game as it impossible to be where both pleasure and interest combine. The interest is one  tribe against another, or one band of the* same  tribe against a neighboring band; the pleasure,  that which savages always take in every manly  and athletic sport. In this instance the contestants were all Choctaws, practicing for their annual game with the Creeks, and 1 was struck  with the interest taken by all the lookers-on in  the proficiency of each of i he players. About 00  on each side were engaged in this exciting play,  than which-no exercise can be more violent, nor  better calculated to develop muscle and harden  the frame. Each player provides himself with  what are called bail stick-'. "They are in" shape  like a large spoon, made of a piece of hickory  about 3 feet long, shaved thin for about 0 inches  at the end, forming the spoon, then bent round  until brought into shape, the end securely  fastened to the handle by buckskin thongs, the  under side or bottom of the spoon covered with  a coarse network of the same material. He has  one in each band, and the ball, about the size of  a large marble, is held between the spoons and  thrown with an overhand rotary motion, sepa-  .rating the ,-poons when the top of the circle is  reached.  "The game is this: Two poles are set up, each  about 17'feet high and 1 foot apart at the bottom,  widening to 3 feet at the top. At the distance  of 2<H> yards 2 similar poles are set up facing  tho.>c. To strike the poles or throw the ball between them counts 1, and 12 is game. An umpire and starter takes the ball, advances to a  .mark equi-distant from each end of the course  and throw sit verticallv into she air: it is caught,  or falling on the ground is eageHy struggled for,  and thrown toward the desired point. We saw  some throw the ball t he whole distance*.  "At each brace of poles judge* are stationed,  who. armed with pistols, keep clo.-e watch, and  whenever a count is made U-e their pistols. The  hall is then taken and started anew.  ���������'\mone the plaver> are the runners, the  throwers "and 1 ho-e who throw themselves m  the  way   and   bailie the player  w bo succeeds in  gel t.mg the ball.    . .  -The runners are t he light. act lve men, the  I hrowers heavier, an.l then the fat men. who  rMn'neither throw nor run, stand ready to seize  a -thrower/or upset a runner.  -���������When a runner gets the ball he starts at lull  Cpoed toward rhe'pdos; if intercepted he  (hrnw< the ball to a friend, a thrower: perhaps  ho is knocked il������.wii. Then begins the si niggle  Urv th" ball: a scene Of pushing, jostling, and  diking with the halt sticks, or perhaps a wres-  ,jr or 'two. all attended with hard knocks and  h,mier falls. WhilM looking on, one man was  pitHied" upon-his head and had his collar-bone  1,,-okeir another had part of his scalp knocked  ,.tV- but it was all taken in good humor, and  what. among v. lute men. would incvi I ably lead  to hlack eves and bloody noses, here ended with  he mssaUe or possession of the ball -a good  j'sson in forbearance and amiability, worthy ot  imitation.  "The combatants are stripped entirely naked  except a breechcloth and moccasins, and gaudily  painted; they fasten at the center and small of  the back a horse's tail, gayly painted and arrayed like a tail that has been nicked by a jockey;  some wore boquets of flowers instead of the tail,  but these were evidently the exquisites of the  party, which the rings worn in the ears, nose,  and under lips, and manner of wearing the hair  ���������one having it cut to a point and drawn down  over his right eye, whilst his left eye was painted  green���������clearly proved. The grotesque appearance of the players, the excitement, yells and  shouts of the crowd, old and young, and the  gaudy finery displayed, all combined to makean  indelible impression on our memories. The aged  men of the tribe were the most noisy and excited.  One old fellow, blind of an eye, and 70 years old,  was quite wild with excitement; shaking his red  handkerchief, he continued to shout* 'Hoo, ka,  li���������moo, ka, li' ('catch, catch') when the ball was  thrown, and 4Chi, ca, ma' ('good'), when a count  was made, until .quite hoarse. Doubtless, like  the old war horses at the sound of the bugle, he  felt all the fires of his youth as he entered into  t he full spirit of this truly arid only Indian sport."  The Mothers  or Strong Men.  Dr. S. Weir Mitchell of New York city, one  of the" highest'authorities in the world on nervous diseases and a profound sjtuderit of life, regards women as the physical trustees of the  race, and says that cultivation of the brain at  the expense of the body is an inestimable evil  to future generations. tANature has her seasons  of rest and her seasons of productiveness," the  , famous physician once said to the writer; "the  soil, after harvest, lies-fallow for a year or two  or it loses its richness. You never knew a great  man--a man of powerful brain and masterful  energy, I mean���������born of a weak woman. Superiority "and strength of mind in men come almost  invariably from" the mother. The father may  transmit traitsas he often transmits weaknesses,  but the mind of the male child almost always  derives its real force from the mother. If she  has a strong character, sterling virtues, and has  lived a simple healthy life, her son will reap the  richer harvest of vital and mental strength, because neither has been exhausted by the mother.  The father's character is apt to reappear in the  daughters." Of course, here is only given  the theory, not the words, of dr. Mitchell, but  the view is one of such inte-est and importance  that everyone will iind something in his or her  experience and observation that will bear upon  it. The thought back of it is that women should  be educated and their minds cultivated, but  neither overeducated, as at some female colleges,  nor overor.lt ivnted or overstrained by work or  society: that their lives should be so ordered  that a"surplus of mental and physical strength  should be stored as the ground derives fruit fulness and stores future'wealth by lying fallow  and producing nothing for a time.  F.uropenu  Cities  Eleiilt  on  Islands.  Four cities in Kurope stand wholly or in pari  on islands. Client, in Belgium, is built on 20  islands, which are connected by SO bridges; the  city having as manv canals as streets. Amsterdam, in Holland, a city of 1.0 miles in circumference, is mostly built on piles driven into the  sandy'subsoil.'but the.'flowing of ���������.the'title and  ''the d'ebris'of the Ainstel river has .made 00 islands, and the city has more canals than streets.  The waterv ways are traversed by over 300  bridges, so' .that! Amsterdam' has earned the  designation of t he Venice of the north. Venice  wa^huilt on SO islands/great and small, which  are' connected bv -.100 bridges. There is not a  carriage in the'eitv. although foot-ways are  abundant, and it is possible to go from one enu  o\' the city to the other on foot, though sometimes long detours must necessarily be made.  St. Petersburg is built on a peninsula- and 2 islands connected by several largest-one bridges,  and in summer by numerous bridges oi boats,  which, however are removed at the first frost.  SIRMISKS   AM)  FACTS.  rei  There is little that is new to report regarding  operations in the mines of Ainsworth division.  Speculative surmises are in circulation as to  what will be done as soon as navigation is  resumed, but the one most likely of realization  is that the McCune company will erect a concentrator at the mouth of Coffee creek, in the  early summer, to treat the (ire from the Krab   .  mine.   The distance from the mine to the proposed site is less than 2 miles, and a suspended  tramway will be built to convey the ore to the  concentrator.     Superintendent   McDonald  de-   *  cided to stop si liking on the Krao, and is how  drifting both ways from the shaft.   The north: ;  drift is in 20 feet and that to the south in 15.������  Now that the upraise on the Skyline has reached r  the old workings, sinking has been  resumed.;, ;,  The ore encountered is much the same as thatl;  taken from the old workings of 1890, some 6t  the assays going as high as $1500 to the, tori;;.  Reports from the Neosho are also encouraging,  the face of the drifts being in good ore.   The  usual progress is being made at hot h the Tender-  foot and United.    Mr. Alexander, .the .owner of ',  the Mineola. a, claim in the vicinity of the 'Tarn;.,  O'Shanter on the east side of the lake, has let a (  development wTork contract to T. 0. Wells, who  will at once begin operations. :  ���������   ���������.v  '��������������������������� ��������� r t,  TIic Latest and Most- Approved Cocktail.  There is a, general .longing among men fpr^  something   new to eat and drink,  something.,,  with plenty of bite in: it, if possible.   The directions which follow, if carefully observed, snould/-  satisfy the longing of the average Ainsworth ; ;  man, especially among those, who stay lip latje'?-  playing poker.    They tell how to make an oyster cocktail as it now is made in eastern cities,  .with all the improvements and additions added  to it since it was brought from California.  Put 7 small oysters in a glass. There is the  foundation ; then add as follows:  1. A little salt.  2. Tobasco sauce���������one dash, say 3 drops.    I ,  3. The same dash of Mexican Chili pepper-  sauce.  4. Horseradish���������a good deal, to tone down the  fiery quality.  5. Celery salt. o   '        .  0.  Leu urn juice, a spoonful.  7. Green pepper sauce.  8. African pepper catsup���������very little.  9. Tomato catsup���������plenty, as it helps the  softening effect of the horseradish.  10. Some black pepper.  Cther things-may be added, but only the ingredients mentioned are indispensable. When  the drink is made, mix it up with a spoon, so as  to crush the oysters very slightly. First eat the  oysters, then drink the cocktail. It is not likely  that anything more injurious to the lining of the  stomach has ever been invented. The poison is  very popular, however. A few men take 2 or 3  in succession and have them extra hot. It is  difficult to t hink of anything that could be added  to it with.anv effect except vitriol. These cocktail directions are furnished, not for use, but to  shew liow necessary it is that man should be  made with powers' '.of. endurance greater than  those of any other animal.  Slow to Find out What a  Boy is Fit for.  An Ontario man wanted to find out what calling his little son was most fit for, and locked  him up in a room with a Bible, "an apple, and a  dollar- note. If he came back and found him  reading the Bible, he would make a parson of  him: if the lad were eating the apple he should  he. a fanner, and if he were playing with the  note he would train him for a banker. On entering the room he found the boy sitting on the  ���������Bibh\ eating the apple, and with the dollar note  iii his pocket, lie then and there decided that  his son should be a lawyer.  ���������>'"v  i ;  ���������     *  ."9|  ��������� tsi  ''4 'Si  ���������    '   ,Vfi 388 s&  ,     7 - ih     h,ri&$ ABB  1 , -  ���������������$$&������&&  1 vJ-;lBi  1 -,'-r$: !/���������?������$  ''flu   ,   t'S^iiiraWSBB  '.  ' 7ii- i .' Jiii.jV^ sits  .   "'-,'"    ������'l^5f Ml  '. -V  <t  , 'A  '*  w  I  ?1  M r  yfnttW-*  ., wy - a >��������� AMigyafr^r -itf^aHwtat^ W������  ��������� r������fc.'**fr.****������'V'������r-^,VS,  ���������h       )T J.  ,,'4^  ~  -"     -,-tetrr*?*' *-������tfsk,j "   * s/������J^a  -fVU���������������������������*^^  - Jtuflfc*jkai*tm'tto**������1 j-,  $2.!?  W -  W*"1,M tv*M"* ���������"<*!  HOT SPBHJGS HEWS:  1INSWOETH, B. 0., JAKUAEY 20, 1892.  4  -v i.  ^ ^  77/J������ HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ONiVEDr  nesdays, and vvili be mailed,, to subscribers at the following  ratfSy payable in advance: One year $4, six months $2,50,  three months -$l.$o. Advertising rates gr?������tn on application.  No communication or letter over an anonymous signature  will be printed, HOUSTON &* INK, Proprietors,  3) at Springs |lctos.  What constitutes a vaud mineral  CLAIM?  The question, "Must a claim to be a valid location contain mineral inlaying quantities?" is  one so often asked that a recent decision of the  supreme court of Montana will be of interest.  The district court of Jefferson county, Mont ami,  decided that in order to make, a mining location  valid, ore must be found in paying quantities.  This decision the supreme court reversed.  * i  Section 1479 of the Montana law reads: "In  ".order to entitle any person or persons to record  ���������.'in the county recorder's office of the proper  *' county, any lead, lode, or ledge, there shall  '" firsts be discovered on said lode, lead or ledge,  " a vein or crevice of quartz or ore with at least  ���������'*,one well defined wall."  The supreme court held that the mineral lands  of the United States being Open to exploration  and purchase, the first step of the prospector is  the discovery of amine; he then locates it aiid  records it in the manner prescribed by law. Under the statutes, the miner who discovers  a leadi lode or ledge, with a vein or crevice of  quartz with one well defined wail, containing a  vahiable mineral deposit is,entitled to locate,  record^ and hold the same, upon* compliance with  the provisions of the law.  f   In the decision several opinions were quoted,  among them one by a justice of the supreme  court of Utah, who said: "I have long thought,  " and still think, that under the requirements  " of the law a valid location of a mining claim  " may be made whenever the prospector has  " discovered such indications of mineral  that  " he is willing to spend his time and money in  "following,   in   expectation   of   finding   ore."  Another opinion quoted was that of justice  Field of the supreme court of the United States.  As justice Field has been a resident of California , since the early days,   his opinion, has the  weight of one conversant with miningusages.  He said:   "As used by miners, before being de-  " fined by any authority, the term lode simply  " meant that  formation  by  which the  miner  " could be led or guided.   It is an alteration of  " the verb lead; and whatever the miner could  " follow, expecting to find ore; was  his  lode.   ;  " Some formation   within which he could find   I  " ore, and out of 'which he could not expect to   ���������  '"find ore, was his lode.    The term lode star,   !  "guiding star, or north  star,  is  of the  same  "���������origin/', -,'_*, .;' ,:  Still another opinion was that of judge Sawyer  of California. He said: "A vein or lode author- j  " ized to be located is a seam or fissure" in the j  " earth's crust filled with quartz, or with some j  " kind of rock in place, carrying gold, silver, or  "other valuable mineral deposits named in the  "statute. It may be very thin, and it. may be  " many feet thick, or thin in places���������almost or  "quite pinched out in miners' phrase���������and in  " other places widening out into extensive bodies  " of ore. So, also, in places, it'may be quite or  " nearly ban-en, and at other places immensely  "rich. It is only necessary to discover a gen-  " nine mineral vein or lode, whether small or  " large, rich or poor at the point of discovery  " within the lines of the claim located, to entitle  "the miner to -make a valid location, including  it  "the vein or lode.   It may, and often does, re-  " quire much time and labor and great expense  ** to develop a vein or lode after discovery and  ** location   sufficiently   to  determine   whether  " there is really a valuable mine or not, and a  " location would be necessary before incurring  ** such expense in developing the vein to secure  ** to the miner the fruits of his labor and ex-  " pense in case a rich mine should he developed,"  ,   In summing up, the Montana judges held that  ** there may be a vast difference between mineral  " ground which is valuable for exploitation, and  ������������������ that which appears to be valuable for explora-  " tion.   There are immense tracts which appear  " to the miner to be valuable for the latter pur-  " pose, and a large portion of which develops to  " be valueless for the former.   This is evidenced  " by the honey-combed and deserted mountains  ** throughout the mining regions, where toil and  wealth have been expended on leads, which  once attracted the  miners' exploration,  but  where the sound of the pick and the drill is  " long since stilled.   And it is just this fact that  " has made, and will make the mines, the ever  " present and alluring appearance of value, and  ** the occasional reward of development.   With-  " out prospecting there will  be no discovered  " mines.   Without the privilege to claim and  "locate and hold a discovery, there will be no  " prospecting,   A prospect, not once in a hundred times, is a nune in sight.   If the locator  'must shov^ a paying mine at location,  the  'riches in these .mountains'are. a locked treas-  " ury.    The   law does  not contemplate  this.  "The   mineral   lands  are  open  for two  pur-.  " poses, for exploration, and for purchase.   Exploration  precedes   purchase..    It opens the  " way   for   purchase.     Without   exploration,  " purchase   would   be   rare.     A   miner would  " desire   to   purchase   the   mineral   lands   at  " once, if they at once appeared to be of sufti-  " cient value to pay to work.    He would desire  " to explore  them, if they seemed sufficiently  valuable to attract exploration.    It is a rare  ' claim  that is a mine at   the grass roots, or  " where the paying vein is first found at or near  " the surface.   The history of the mining coun-  " tries has shown that in the vast majority of  "cases years of toil and large* sums of money  "have been required to demonstrate that a miu-  " eral vein will pay to Work.    And in many of  " them,  even after years of immense pr'oduc-  " tion, when dead work, prospecting, and de-  " veibpnient is off-set agai nst out-put, whet her  " they have paid to Work is a doubtful proposi-  " tion.     Must the miner await large 'develop-;  -'���������" ment and tremendous expeiiditui-e before lie  ���������" can take the -first- steps by locating and record-  " ing, to secure to himself the right, of posses-  " sion, and of a grant   from the  government,   j  "when the great mine is developed?   We think   !  '"not.    Again, the. government will, not issue a  "patent for a mine at once upon discovery, 'no  "matter how" .valuable.'it then appears, and act-   ;  " ually is.    It requires first the expenditure of  j  " $500 in improvement and development.    For   I  " what purpose?    In order to demonstrate that   j  "the claim is of .that.character that the govern-' j  " ntent -will grant the ground as a.-mine." \  In referring to the contention that/speculative   i  locations.may be made-.���������a question, by the way,  that should be considered by the legislative as-   '  sembly of British .Columbia-, if the Mineral Act  is  to  be  amended   at   the coming session    (be  court hold-that a iurv from  the vicinity of the  claim will seldom en- in their conclusions on the  subject.    If our Mineral  Act   is'amended.' provision should be made for the selection of   miners1   juries,  to determine   the speculative   char-   :  acter of locations made where/there is no vein   '  or lode in sight, their verdict to be without appeal. Another amendment that should be made  is the repeal of section 35, which permits "lawful holders" of mineral claims to obtain crown  giants to the same on payment of $25 an acre  in lieu of^loing $500 worth of work. It is a section that does not seetn to work well, and, therefore, ought as well be repealed.  i  THE   FLIMSIEST   OF   PRETEXTS.  The withdrawal of the lands around Slocan  lake from purchasedr pre-emption is proof that  the Land Act of the province is defective, as no  such power should be allowed any member of a  government. Laws that, in their operation, can  be made of effect or no effect at the dictum of  an official are not laws, in the true sense, but  merely regulations. The public domain of a  great province like British Columbia should not  be at the disposal of any government, for the  time in power. Its disposal should be under the  provisions of law, provisions inalterable except  by the chosen representatives of the people. No  official should have the power to withdraw land  from sale at bis pleasure, for in nine cases out  of ten the motives .of his act would be questioned, and in nine times out of ten not without  reason.  In withdrawing the land around Slocan lake  from purchase and pre-emption the Robson government has done many men great injustice,  and that, too, on the most flimsy of pretexts.  The statement that these lands are agricultural  and should be held for actual settlers is. so flimsy  that the, average man wonders why so astute a  politician as John Robson would give it as a  reason, for-an official act of his government. In  the first place, the lands are no more agricultural than the lands around the Arrow lakes, or  the Kootenay lakes, or the Columbia lakes, and  no honest man would hazard the good opinion  of his friends by stating that, even the bun-  dredth part of one ..per cent of the lands around  these lakes is agricultural. In the second place,  the fear of these lands falling into the hands of  speculators is hie rely imaginary. Mr. Ro.hsoii  knows full well that every man who goes into a  new country is a speculator, no matter what his  business may be: and if lie were an honest politician he would aid, and hot hinder, these pioneers in their speculations.  The province of British/Cohuiibia is in no danger from the speculator who prospects its mountains for hidden mineral wealth,-or- who takes  up a small tract of .'-.land; for townsite purposes,  or who leases a few hundred acres for lumbering  purposes. Even should they be lucky; inst lie end  fhev seldom realize"more- than the'. monev ac-  tually expended and fair wages, for.--the time  spent. These .-'pioneer speculators make a  country.  But   the province is in danger front corporations controlling vast wealt h ; '.'-corporations that:  sought   to   make   every   mineral   claim   in    the.  province pay t.hem   royalty;  corporations that  seek   to acquire,' not  small   tracts  of  land,   but  tracts millions '-of acres in. extent; corporations,  that   when   not-given  what   they demand   from  'towns do their utmost to pull them down,'oaring  nothing for vested rigids.    These are the speculators who, seeing that the men who discovered  the  Slocan country were in a fairway to get a  return   for-their enterprise,  have ordered  that  the lands around  Slocan  lake  must   he  held   for  act ual set tiers,  and John   Kobsou merely-registers their will.    The act nab set tier will  be compelled  to  purchase the   land   from   speculators;  and that-, too, from the most  greedy <ui earth  tin-Canadian Pacific Railway Company and its  officials resident at  Vancouver.  W������������,iiL;.^& HOT SPBINGS NEWS:   AINSWOBTH, B. 0., JAUUABY 20, 1892.  ..&A.  WHAT   THE   Y01\<;sTfrKS   s.%������.  A little girl of 6, who complained of being left  alone in the dark after she was in bed, was told  by her mother that she need not be afraid, as  God was with her, although there was no light.  Whereupon the child replied: "Mother, dear,  "Td much '.rather you tookGod away and left the  candle."  Little girl of 7 being asked why she ate* her  tart all around the ed^e first, and consequently  got her fingers covered with jam, answered reproachfully : "Meg, don't you know���������duty first  and pleasure afterward."  Toot tuns (aged 3), seeing the cook pluckiug a  goose���������Nurse, is Mary undressing the goose to  give him his bath?  Little girl to her nurse, who has told her the  , story of Adam and Eve's dismissal from the  Garden of FMeii. I suppose they were both sent  away without a character.  A girl on hearing of the raising to life of the  widow's son, thought it over quietly, and eventually remarked: "I presume they had to pay  for the grave all the same?"  Mother (reproachfully to the little girl just  ready to go for a walk). Dolly, that hole was  not in your glove this morning.  Dolly (promptly). ..-Where was it then?  Sydney (on  his first  introduction to a centipede, aud in wonder at its numerous leg^). And  what  does he say after right leg and left leg,  mother? ,  Little girl (to new governess). I kuow prenez  garde means not before the children. Mamma  always says it to papa when he is going to say  something at dinner she doesn't want us to hear.  One day when about to undergo corporal punishment for one of his misdemeanors, a small  boy pleaded in arrest of judgment that he had  heard papa say that he was against all violence,  and that the proper way to settle all disputes  was by ar-ar-bitration.! ,  A child stood in silence watching a cook skin  a rabbit, but at the end of the operation heaved  H deep sigh and said: -'Can !oo put,his fock on  'gam. cook.-  Little girl, sadly contemplating empty skin of  large gooseberry she has just eaten. Ichabod,  the glory is departed.  A tiny girl of 2k years, when nurse fetehediier���������  to be dressed for dinner, exclaimed :    "Oh, dear!  there is no vest for the 'icked."  One day, after giving an object lesson on volcanoes, ateacher asked a child of 8 what name  was applied to a mountain which brought forth  fire   from   its   mouth.     ������������������Why,   a   spitfire,   of   ;  course,"'was. his answer.'-,. ��������� ���������''"'\.r'..c '.'���������'���������'.'!  It was proposed that a certain very small boy  should -..have* his   port rait   painted.      He   was  greatly  distressed,   saying,  between   his   sobs:  "Oh, father, 1 don't want to���������'always hang up on  .'thewal't!".'; ������������������. "���������'";"-' 'v.*".  A boy of 5, after having been checked to no  purpose by his mother for teasing her when she  was ims\\ was thus addressed: "My dear little  .boy,".if-you loved your mother you would try  anrl -please '.-her' by doing what you are told."  ���������Whereupon repliiil. (he boy: ���������^Mother,Tin trying to please God.    I Ca.iT.tp.lea.se every body."  '���������Mother," said a cnild of (J years,: *-*dp von  think when 1 go to heaven, that if lam a good  little girl and' play all tho morning with the  angels I may have some fun in the afternoon  and play with t he devil?M  Little' girl, reading the chapter in Genesis recounting the fall, comes to t ..ho curse 'pronounced  upon the serpent: "On thy belly slialt tliou go."  "What!" exclaims, the child, -"did he go on bis  back before?"  Tommy, who has listened with breathless interest to the story of Daniel in the den of lions,  and how the -wicked men who accused him wimv  punished.    ;'1   is so  glad   those   poor iioiis��������� got  t h-eir'breakfast'-at last."  ���������''The following (piaint qustion was asked by  mv little niece! aged 0 years: "When shall I  have holesTu my bead for ( he hair pins to go.in?"  (Mamma explaining to lit tie girl, aged 5. that  everything sire doe's and says is written down in  a. la'r'go-hook in heaven.) L G. asks: "Are all  the naughty things, too?"  Mamma.     Yes. dear." ���������  L. C .(pensively). Then 1 think 1 11 take a  piece of India rubber with me.  Once Tonunv was silent, at the request ot his  elders, for manv weary "minutes, and when he  could no longer'contain himself he was told that  r  silence Was golden. "Yes," quoth he, "but vou  know we want change sometimes,"  Mamma to nurse. I think we might get these  hats dyed.-, : .    ���������' ;  Little girl (5 years, just bedded). But won't  they go right up to heaven ?  A child of 3j years bad been taught by his  '-mother, a-text in the.;morning: "Make me a  clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit  within me." At night, at the end of his prayers,  he, unasked, repeated the text in the following  form: ''Wash my heart, O God, and hang it  out to dry."  A little 5-year-old of my acquaintance interviewed his mother the other day on the subject  of angels having wings, and on being told that  there was reason to believe that they were so  equipped, exclaimed: "Oh, mamma, how funny  they must look when asleep roosting like turkeys," ,    .  A little girl on being asked by her mother  whether she was not glad to hear that an old  friend, of whom she was very fond, had recovered from a dangerous illness, replied: "Yes,  of course I'm glad, but still I'm sorry for God  not to have his own way sometimes."  A little girl whose attention wTas called to the  fact that she had forgotten to say grace before  beginning her meal, shut her eyes meekly and  said:    "Excuse me.   Amen."     *      ,  Constance, aged 3J, her mother having forgotten t o do something for her which she had promised, said: *40h, darling, I forgot it; wasn*t it  naughty of me?" Constance replied consolingly:  "Oh, no, mother dear, not naughty, only  stupid!"  'Little Dorothy (to old wooden horse, which  she insists on taking to bed with her every  night). You dear old love; I am a good mind to  (fall you my sweetest nightmare.  Mother (reading from Bible). Ask and itshall  be given to you,.seek and ye shall find; knock  and it shall be opened unto you, for every one  that asketh reeeiveth. Small child (aged 6 interrupting with deep sigh): Ah, that was in  those days? not in these!  Small girl, on showing younger brothers "Pil- ���������  gritn's Progress," comes tel a picture of Faithful  at the stake, and, in the corner, chariot and  horses are depicted. The little ones express their  anxiety as to Faithful and the fate awaiting  him. Small girl replies: "Oh, he's all right;  tbey!y_e_sent a. fly for him."  A Doctor's Smart Trick.  This little episode reminds me of a doctor I  know down south.   We were schoolmates years  before.    He was one of the most stupid lads I  ever knew, and  I lost track of him after we  were graduated. One winter as I was spending  a vacation in New Orleans I ran across'-him* He  was practicing medicine among the negroes and  Italians''of. that curious city, and he was getting  rich at it. His practice .was a;big one, and he  had considerable reputation for skill. As I was  "coming away, i said:  "Doctor; will you gratify my weakness for curiosity, by telling me how you came to acquire  such a reput a t i on for skill* in yo u r profess ion ? "  '"Well. I don't mind letting you; know," he replied, "I hit on this plan: These ignorant  negroes are intensely religious or Superstitious.  So. whenever I am called in to attend one of  them, 1 look gravely at him, shake my head,  and tell his people to send for his pastor or  priest at once. Then if the man dies his people  say: 'The doctor' is a:good- man. He saw that  our friend was dying and he wanted him to have  the consolation i>f religion without fail. He  know our friend must die the first time he saw  him. He is-a-smart'.man,'the doctor.' On the  other hand, if "the.'"man ' recovers,, they say,  'What a clever doctor! Our friend was so near  death'that the priest had'to be sent for, and yet  ' the'doctor .-pulled him through. He is the man  or us.   -.  Fearfully Cosily  Luxuries.  ���������There' is a general mistake about both the  color and the price of ostrich feathers. When  natural, they are white, black, or a dirty gray,  and are colored to suit. They take the dye  readily, and retain it much bettor than most  dyed goods. But even at'first hands they are  foarfidly costlv luxuries. On the .ostrich-farms  in Africa.' the feathers sell for.''$200 a pound, and  the price is at least doubled by .dyeing, cur-ling  and other treatment.  chess ron.n\.������.problem viii.  BLACK, FIVE PIECES.  -;.  WHITE,-TEN PIECES.  White to play and mate in three moves.  An Indian Tribe Saved From Extermination.  If we were to count all the islands in the  world we; should find that they mounted \xp  into the hundreds of thousands. There are oyer   '  1000 islands under the flag of Japan, and, in 1(  Georgian ������ hay,   the  north  extension ^ofWlake-  Huron, where wTe find very few islands on * the  maps, there are in reality several thousand is^  lands, mostof < them, of course, quite srnalh V;;It   ^  was among these beautiful wooded little;isjanl|ls:  that the Hurojn Indians took refuge when tney������  were assailed in 1649 by their implacable foes, ,  the Iroquois.   Among the labyrinthine channels; f  the Iroqupis could not successfully pursue them;- ,  and those who escaped to  the islands  saved. ^  themselves from the extermination which befell  their friends.       ___. >  ���������    ;  p  "irJfefi  ,The Ductility of Gold. \f  The surface .of any given quantity of goldV^^^QI  cording to the best authorities, may he,extended : , \ ^Jp|  ��������� by the hammer 310,814 times,   The thickness Of *V{fJ>W  the metal thus extended appears 't6'ibe,.BOtni6reJ'-.,U^f^ii  than 566,020th part 6f an inch.   Eight ouhcesof; ;;^^^1  this wonderful metal would gild a silver wire of ���������-,;  sufficient length to extend entirely around the  globe. ���������,.*,'  Henry Anderson,  Notary Public.  John L. Retallack.  Anderson & Retallack,  Eeal Estate and Minirg Brokers, -  Conveyancers, Etc. ,.  '  Crown1 Grants obtained for Mineral Claims.  Agents for Absentee Claiini Owners.  Collections Made.  Correspondence Solicited.  Office in Town site office, Sutton street, Ainsworth, B. C.  Jr  BREMNER & WATSON,  ������������������"' AIXSWOKTIi, B*".���������V. ;  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR  HIRE.  Contracts taken for hauling supplies,machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL  TEAMING  WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Ajsents    for   Havies-Sayward    Sawmill    Company s  Liimi������ei%  Moldings, and  Shingles...  Telephone 96.  HENRY & ADAMS,  PIONEEK DRUG STOftE,  AZX&WOKTH,   B.C..  Paints and Oils,  Dru^s and IMcdicincs, Wall Paper, Painty ai  "    Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc. J* ���������JOSwfta&KFAlIB"''!  I !'  i i  $t  !  '    '  I  *,  ,:  (  1     -  HOT SPBDJGS SEWS:   AMSWORTH,  B. 0., JANUARY 20, 1892.  J  Having Purchased the Stocks Carried by  The Lindsay Mercantile Go.  and Fletcher & Co.  c  is prepared to supply Prospectors, Mining Companies, and the General Trade with  everything in the line of  MINING  MINERS' SUPPLIES  , Provisions, Hardware, Tinware, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.   The_g������ock carried will  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  -A-GKEHSTT  IFOIR,   a-I-AJSTT  POWDER   OOHstLJPj^JST^Y'.  a  (The best powder made for u^se in mines.)  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,      A TT^5^~\7v7r"*0"R.nPTT"  a?Esx,Eo?aa:oN"Ei 55-  CREAM   OF   THE   WORLI������*S   NEWS.  Prince Albert Victor, the eldest son of the  prince of Wales,,died of congestion of the hings  on the morning of the 14th instant.    ,  Henry Edwards Manning, a cardinal in the  church of Rome, died in London on Thursday  last; aged S3 years.  J)r. Graves, who was found guilty at Denver  of poisoning mrs. Barnaby, has been sentenced  to oe hanged.  The Great Northern spur from the Northern  Pacific at Sand Point, Idaho, is completed, and  tracklaying commenced on the mainline of the  former, road towards Bonner's Ferry.  In New York on the{ 13th silver was quoted at  ; 92J cents, copper 11 to l\b cents, lead $4.25 to  -'$4.30.   '���������,..' .-:       . '-   .,������������������..' .;-  The kbedive of Egypt is dead, and the British  government are closely watching his successor,  Abbas, Pasha, who is, however, believed to be  friendly to the British.  It is currently reported at Ottawa that colonel  Ouimet will be the minister of public works and  John Haggart transferred from the postoffice  department to the ministership-of railways-and  canals.   God help poor Canada!  A dispatch from Wallace, Idaho, to the Spokane Beview, states that the first paym en t of  $200,000 for the Morning inine will he rnade on  the 22nd instant, and the balance in 12* 18, arid  24 months. Of the first payment $112,000 will  go to the suspended Spokane National bank.  Th e Toron to Grlo be is aft er the speculators"  who used their supposed official influence to  make money out of the townsite of Regina^ the  capital of the. Northwest Territories..- The Globe  says tluit minister of the inferior Dewdney and  baroness Maedonald were -'in it." They both  deny the charge, and the latter has sued the  Globe for libel. _  Wonjen are Fond of ���������'���������'Praise..'.  Did you ever know the ardent admiration men  have for"-white?- If a man, be in love with a  woman, and has not yet told her, a white frock  made -of soft, pretty material will make him tell  her she is the -most adorable woman on earth,  and for the moment it is one of those precious  illusions that form the charm of life.  Do women like these illusions? Yes! Yes!  They makeup for the many miserable moments  of pretense; moments when she look's the world  in the face with smiling lips and bright words.  When among the gay she is seemingly the gayest, and all the whiie'her eyes are full of unshed  tears over things which she can nor alter.  ���������When she grows tired of hiding her true feelings. In'concealing her loves and her hatreds.  In covering her sorrows, even her joys.  When she tells you she really does not rare to  go some place or get some particular thing, and  all the time her 'whole being is aching to be  gratified. When she looks back and regrets;  looks forward and dreads. When she strives to  banish thought and strangle memory; and all  the while her speech is, filled with mirth and  laughter. ���������   ��������� ���������  When her existence is colorless, which she  could alter, but would not for someone's sake.  In such moments as these it is that she appreciates these little illusions, which please her for  the moment and then pass away, yet in passing  leave a trace. So be not sparing in words that  will lead to them. Do not keep your precious  words locked as a miser does his coin; put them  in circulation.     Let them get worn, perhaps, in  0 ori  happiness.  handling, but they will always be sure to oring  So when you see a woman with smiling lips  and sad looking-eyes praise her. ��������� That's what  she wants. She is starving for it and her eyes  are mutely begging for it. And yet she hides it  all and you are so stupid you U*UI riot see if,  Praise her even exceedingly. "She'will not believe you, perhaps. But she likes it and will  bless vou for it.  LAND  NOTICE.  Notice is .hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase a-tract of land situated in-. West  Kootenay district and "described as follows: Commencing  at a post marked Eli 'Carpenter's'southeast corner post,  near .the junction of Carpenter and Seaton creeks, ami  about 6 miles east of .Slocan lak(% thence running north 10  "chains,., thence, west 80 chains, thence south 10 dunn's.'  thence east 80 chains to initial post; containing .'#0-acres  more or less. 'KLl'CAKPKNTKIt.  Kelson, January 5th, 18**2.  VOVAL    i\l>    l*EKM>\.il,.  Tuesday night a party, made up of Joe Sfreil,  Tom Devlin, ]$d Becker,' Krnest Ilarrop, ami  Harry Slavton, were enjoying themselves on  Ainsworth's perpetual motion toboggan slide,  when an accident occurred that resulted in a  sprained ankle for Tom Devlin and a broken leg  for Joe Streit. The toboggan (lew the track and  collided with a stump; hence the accident.  The steamer Surprise is out of the dry-dock''  and once more is plowing the waters of kootenay lake.   She touched at Ainsworth one day  this,week with a load of shingle bolts for the  Davies-Sayward mill at Pilot bay.  Sain Green was a sorely disappointed man.on  his return ���������'from Kaslo City on Saturday., He  went up to that 44fut ure great"in t he expectation  of finding Green Brothers* store all ready for the  reception of goods, only to find that it was not.  He noes not attach snjhueh blame to the mechanics on whom he depended as to the brand of  whisky they imbibed.  *��������� *  The men who were at work removing obstructions from the Columbia river, at points below  the mouth of the Kootenay, have been laid oiV  pending further instructions from the government engineers at Victoria.  Houston A:--.���������ink have purchased the t\ill lots  at the corner of Baker arid Josephine -streets.  Nelson, paying therefor $J(XX) the highest price  yet paid for Nelson dirt. They will at once begin  the 'enVction-of a buildingwith a frontage of 60  feet on Baker street and 70'feet on Josephinc.  The weather during tlie week was mild, Hie  .'thermometer.���������.���������registering front 1(1 degrees of  frost to 10 .degrees'..hhove zero. Six inches of  snow fell; ������������������The outlet is closed bet ween Nelson  and 7-Mile point. There is about 2 feet of snow  at Ainsworth and S feet at the Skvline mine  ���������'���������William Lynch and Pi ice McDonald returned  to Ainsworth '.this week from ,"t he outside, and  confirm the oft-repeated report, that is, ;,f hat-  there is going to bo a-great rush into, the Kootenay Lake country in ���������'-.the-spring; Mr. Lynch  came from Spokane and mr. -McDonald from  Seattle.  The Sunday law is strictly observed.  %  ft  ������  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  '.. Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  IDIE^-LIE^S   ION"  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  Dry ��������� Goods,. Clothing, Men's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  ������t.-  isr. Ft.  Having bought the stock and book debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & CO., all parties having  outstanding accounts are requested to call and settle them as soon as nossible.  Telephone 58.  litorittitiW ii p !��������� ii j'j. h* ' r 11 *i 'i ''i ** ���������" ^-"i" ~' '"���������""


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