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 V  V  NUMBEB 13.  THE    LAST   ROLL   CALL.  TH, BEITISH   COLUMBIA, DEOEMBEE 5, 1891.  TEN CENTS  Just an even WO men answered "Here!" as the  sergeant called the roll on the 'morning as We  awoke beside the Potomac, says M. Quad in the  New York World. There were young men,  middle-aged men, men form the town and men  from the farm. Men who go to war to fight  and die beside each other form strong attachment s. Companies and regiments resolve themselves into communities which do not look with  favor upon intruders. There was an even hundred as we marched away���������as we took our first  turn at picket���������as we (irsi sighted the enemy���������  as we went into battle for the first time. After  the roar of the guns had died away and the dead  had been buried only 89 men answered "Here!"  to the sergeant's morning roll call. The others  were covered up in the long trenches,,and their  loss drew the living closer together.  A few weeks went by and we stood shoulder  to shoulder in battle line again. There were  charge ami counter-charge���������^tn<m screamed out  as they were wounded���������-men fell dead and  uttered no cry. In the gloomy forest, by the  light of a campfire, the sergeant called the roll,  and now only 78 men answered "Here!" The  red earth trenches had claimed more victims  and the ties between the living were drawn still  'closer.' When a man has'braved death with ypu  that excuses a bundled short comings in camp  or on the inarch.  Then came Cold Harbor and the falling back  to Malvern Hill. Cannon boomed and musketry  cracked all day Jong and far into the night.  Woundedinen cursed and groaned as they limped  away or fell helpless���������men pitched for ward with  but-* single cry arid died with theirfaces hidden  in- the weeds and grass. After Malvern Hill the  sergeant called the roll again���������not the same  sergeant as before, but another had taken his  place ���������he was,lying in the thickets at Fair Oaks  ���������and this time"only a2 men answered "Here!"  And so could you wonder that when recruits  came down to us we looked upon them as intruders, even though they were good men and  true and had come to Help us win victories?  What did they know of our dead, or our- wearisome marches, of touching elbows with us as  we waited for the. word to charge the flaming  guns? Their names were called with ours and  we heard them answer "Here!*' But they were  only with us; they could not be of us. They  had come too late.  And after South Mountain and Antietam and  second Manassas and Fredericksburg and Chan-  cellorsville and Gettysburg and the Wilderness  the roll was called, and our dead were covered  up and other men were sent down to take their  places. We shook hands with them and pretended to be comrades, but we had no ties with  them. Thev had not learned war with us. They  could not go hack to the beginning���������to our first  dead. And at last came Appomattox, and the  surrender, and then peace and the return to  Washington. We were almost a full company  again as we turned out on the meadows of Arlington for the last roll call. Upwards of 70  living men could have answered "Merer to  their names.  "Fall in company, G! Attention to roll call?"  It was not the sergeant who had called the.roll  aitt'i'Freilericksburg.aftert'baiHV'lUusvilhNaftejv  (hMtshurg.ait.eiMb'o'aw'fid.grappleiu the thickets  and swamps of'-the. Wilderness. It was a new  man one who had been promoted before his  cheeks had scarce!v been burned .by the southern  sun. .Hut. he had heard of the ties which bound  the ol<i veterans'together���������he realized what this  .last roll.call-meant to the survivors. And from  the musty archives of the past betook the roll  of the dead and called:  -Anson    Armstrong    Armit age    Alsdorf!"  No one replied!  "Merry    .Blooiningdale��������� Benson ��������� Barstow-  Bcuham!"  No one replied!  "Cary    Carter-  stock!"  No one replied!  And so he called, and so the silence of the  death roll grew deeper and deeper, until the living felt a chili creep over them.  "Young���������Yoemans���������Yager!"  No one replied!  "York!"  "Here!"  And so he of all was the sole survivor���������the  last living man of company G���������the only one  who had the right to stand there in that line  and answer to the last roll call. The others  ���������ninety and nine���������were cripples at home or  sleeping their last sleep on the hillsides, in the  vallevs, in the forests and the thickets of Vir-  ginia.  The line cheered him as he stood apart���������the  last survivor of a glorious band which had  fought in a dozen battles���������but he turned away  his head and wept. ,   r~ ~_���������   I'ROSPiXrrOKS   as   assayed..  ���������(-arnahan  -Ciumnings   Com-  Butte (Montana) Inter Mountain, November  29th:  ',%f A grizzled old prospector, against whose  wrinkled brows the storms of many years had  beaten, was last night lamenting the decadence  of the traditional old-time prospector and the  usurping of his place by the eastern tenderfoot.  This picturesque character of ye olden time is  rapidly disappearing from history and in his  place comes a hardy race of younger men who  with college educations cap cover twice the distance and undergo as many hardships and privations as the pioneers v of '49. A week ago a  young man of this class arrived in Butte from a  summer's prospecting expedition. ,,vH|?.tmade  several valuable locations'on life trip, ajra being  well up in chemistry, he bad made all his own  assays during the season. He did not carry any  elaborate outfit, but the tests he made were sufficient for every purpose. His assaying outfit  consisted of a small bottle of iodine and a small  bottle of carbonate of ammonia.1 A blow-pipe  *andasmall mortar with a porcelain dish and a  few sheets of filter paper completed the outfit.  When he made a discovery of gold-bearing  quartz, if it was free oxidized ore like hematite,  he took a little of it and after pulverizing it  placed it in the cup. Then he added enough of  the solution of iodine to cover the contents.  After allowing it to stand for 2 hours, or less if  very rich ore, he filtered the solution and dipped  the filtering paper into it. If it gave a purple  color after being burnt, it contained gold, and  the deeper the color of the paper the richer the  ore. In making a test of iron pyrites he first  pulverized and then roasted the ore over an ordinary cainptire. It was roasted at dull red  heat at first and then raised to a cherry red.  This decomposed the sulphates that were formed  and placed the ore in the same condition as in  the free ore test". In limestone districts a little  carbonate of ammonia was added to the charge  and the roasted ore was heated again until the  carbonate of ammonia was decomposed. This  prevented the lime in the ore from interfering with the test. For silver-bearing quartz  he used the blow-pipe. First procuring a small  quantity of the quartz, he bored a hole in a soft  stone and put the pulverized quartz into it. A  little test lead was tnixed with the ore, and was  melted with the aid of the blow-pipe, until it  was covered over with slag. The resulting lead  button was then cupelled and if it contained any  silver,'a little silver but ton would, be left at the  bottom of the cupel."  The  Yield  Better Thau  Expected.  The shipment-.of ore from the Le Roi claim,  Trail Creek district, yielded, a better return than  the owners expected. It was sent to the Colorado smelter, Butte,-Montana, and $86 a ton  was the return obtained. The shaft on the  claim is down 85 feet, and the work of sinking  .will be continued as long as the water can be  handled. Like on many another claim in West  Kootenav, it is reported much of the work done  on the he Hoi is of little practical value.  WOM   A6AISST   41RI2AT   ODDS.  William Page and Dennis Reagan, who carried off the drilling contest honors at the Denver mining congress, on their return to Butte,  Montana,  were  accorded  a  warm   reception.  They say that the treatment accorded them by  the managers of the mining congress was fair  and considerate, but outside of that they received only slight attention and but few favors* :  the crowd and the other contestants all being  against them, as they were the only team outside of Colorado* that Umkr part in the contest.             , "';  Twenty-two teams, representing different Cot  orado camps, were against them, and Montana  was the only state or territory outside of Col- ; -j         r;  orado that had representatives in the contest. /          , ;  The well-known loyalty of Colorado people to              .!"������  one another was fully illustrated in the contest"    /',    > '*'$  in  the enthusiasm and generosity each*catiip' ,-  "'^H^  displayed toward its champions.   Mining super-V^:i#l������  intehdents and others were there in,full, force;    ������-> 7 ;'|  aud held out all manner of incentivesto tlienv  ���������:,    :~;tl  favorites to spur them on to do their utmost:          V"S|  Offers of sums of money, ranging from $1000           -^a  to $10,000 were made to various teams if' they^   ,     -Ifell  held the championship title in Colorado, where    ''���������'<?|  it has been for several years.   The Leadville   v^^'ll  people were particularly worked up, arid a purse           v||  of $10,000 was promised. toiRmks and Kennedy,",  \ , ^Tg  the champions of Ob 1 orado, if they, would- sue-'"'   :      ^1  ceed in carrying off the championship, trophy to      ,      l3  the carbonate camp. But it was ordained other-      '",   , f I  wise; and the1 sturdy irien from Butte proved' ; \\-:-k51  to be the winners in the face of all b&dss >Mbue; ���������'- ^ ,; ?;:?|g  and without^ a Wend they Appeared 'in.; a ci%,-V^^^flB  '  where" everybody was against, thenr^ and' entered'?'r^|^S  - a: contest.in^wbieh:they/were\ft^^^  ' everything except skiIP>ndf-inulcWa^  only complete confidence in themselves,;-$hfefe*-; v   :i$l  won a victory as hard as it was w^ll earned! .*.&' *      ��������� J tr"  was  different   with   tnV other; teams. "They"- *.' ' ^^  traveled in palace cars, had all their expenses ^ ||  paid, received wages at the rate of $5 a day, arid ^  were furnished with trainers.   The Butte men. T  did not travel in a box car to Denver, as was, '  telegraphed from there, but they did not have,  any of the luxuries or comforts that their numerous opponents enjoyed. Both are married  men with families to support aud the money  which they'won in addition to the silver trophy  was almost all eaten Up by legitimate expenses.  The following scores were made:  ^= double drilling.    " Inches.  Page and Reagan, Butte  29 15-16  Kennedy and Rinker, Leadville  29 12-16  Lindgreist ajMLPanner, San Juan -. 2810-16  Mullis and GHn, ..Gilpin  28 2-16  Harrington aria Munn, Aspen 26 4-16  O'Keefe and Dwyer, Leadville 25 8-16  Short and Manuel, Gilpin   25  Aheam and Lyons, Leadville  2415-16  McCarthy and O'Connell, Hinsdale  24 10-16  Yates and Yates Boulder  , 24  Griffin and Griffin;.Clear Creek :....'.... 23 8-16  Hill and Cunimings, Ourav 23  Kelleher and Laughlin, Gilpin , 22  6-16  MeCloud and Ferguson, Clear Creek 22  1-16  Hodges and Trudgeon. San Miguel  2114-16  Jones and Silbrey, Dolores 2114-16  Lewis and Harvey, San Miguel 21  4-16  MeNulty and Murphy, Aspen  21  4-16  Libby and Rowo, Clear (Jreek  21 2-16  Trezona and Waters, Aspen 20 14-16  Anderson and Shaw, Boulder  20  Kpler and Smith, Red Clitfc  17  3-16  Kappelar and Wendish, Red Cliffe.............. 16 12-16  SINGLE DRILLING.  D. L. Jones, Clear Creek county..  ........ ;���������........ 18 11-16  William Shea, Boulder...........  . .  17  4-16  Joseph Burns, Leadville. .'  16 10-16  Thomas Burns, Leadville.....................  16  M. Monachi, Clear Creek county.. ...  15  8-16  G. E. Austin, Boulder :: .. 14  2-16  John Cuilis, Denver    13 12-16  J. H. Williams, Gilpin.  13  6-16  T. Cakes, Clear Creek countv      .... 13  4-16  S. Manuel, Gilpin. ....;:..........  1214-16  M. Exchcre, Gilpin......;..,  1112-16  George Burns, Leadville  ......��������� 1110-16  James C. Munn, Aspen ...    10  5-15  R. J. Lyons, Ouray ..��������� .'. 10  2-16  SPECIAL  CONTEST.'.'  Ahearn and Rinker, Leadville. 31 3-16  O'Keefe and Dwyer, Leadville.....'....'  28 10-16  Mullin and Oates, Gilpin  28 3-16  Linquist and Fanner, San Juan  27 4-16  McCarthy and O'Connell, Hinsdale  27 2-16  Short and Manuel, Gilpin ....-,. 27  McCloujd and Ferguson, Clear Creek  27  Cummings and Hill, Ouray  25 6-16 HOT SPMHSS HEWS:  AIHSWOETE, B. 0., DBOEMBEE 5, 1891.  Bis  iv/  Ik* ������ i* ���������  &5 .-  ������C  -~   9f  7W-B HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON SAT-  urdays, and will be mailed to subscribers at the following  rates, payable in advance: One year $4, six months $2.$Oi  three months $1.50. Advertising rates given on application.  No communication or letter over an anonymous signature  will be printed. HOUSTON &>\lNKy Proprietors.  O  -^ng0v:^iB^  WHAT    CONSTITUTES    ANNUAL     ASSESS-  MENT   WOR/C?  What constitutes the annual assessment work  required to hold a mineral claim is a question  often asked, and not easily answered. Section  24 of the Mineral Act reads:  "Any free miner having duly located and re-  4< corded a mineral claim shall be entitled to hold  ** the same for the period of one year from the  ** recording of the same, and thence from year  "to year:   Provided, however, that during each  " year and each succeeding year, such free miner  "shall do, or cause to be  done, work on the  ,*'* claim itself to the value of one hundred dol-  " lars, and shall satisfy the gold commissioner  "or mining recorder that such work has been  "done, by an affidavit of the free miner or his  " agent, setting out a detailed statement of such  <.,   " work, and shall obtain from such gold com-  '* inissioner or mining recorder andr shall record  " a certificate of such work having been done.  "If such work shall not be so obtained and re-  ^ corded, in each and every year, the claim shall  "be deemed vacant and abandoned, any rule of  : "law or equity to the contrary notwithstanding."0  ;������Sbirte. claim .owners maintain that 10 feet of  '"\ workdn either shaft or tunnel will meet the requirements, while others maintain that as long  as 20 days' work is done, the law is complied  with, the custom being to allow $5 a day for the  j? man doing the work.   The British Columbia law  is more definite than the United States law, as a  detailed statement of the work done is required  to be sworn to before a gold commissioner or  mining recorder before a certificate can be obtained and  recorded.     In   making  affidavits,  the assessment worker's conscience is often as  elastic   as   is   the   average   prospector's   idea  of   the  seize  of   a   newly   discovered   ledge,  and the work actually done is not equal to the  requirements of the law.    But, in any event,  there is no great hardship or wrong worked on  anyone.    If a claim is of value, the owner is  likely to see to it that the work is^lone as required by law. If the claim is of no value, which is  the rule and not the exception, it matters little  whether a shaft is sunk 1 foot or 10 feet.  VER Y    SOLICITOUS     ABOUT     THE     WELFARE   OF   EASTERN   CANADIANS.  The Kamloops Sentinel doubts whether the  consumption of lead in Canada '.amounts to 18,-  000 tons annually, and claims that 6000 tons is  nearer the amount.   The 60,000,000 people in the  United States use over 1$0,000 tons of lead annually, and it is safe to assume that the 5,000,000  people in Canada use as large an amount per  capita. If they do, the consumption of lead in Canada amounts to 15,000 tons annually.   But even if  the amount is only 6000 tons, as claimed by the  Sentinel, is it not better for the people of Canada to use lead that is the product of Canadian  mines than lead that is.the product of the mines  of Spain and Old Mexico?   The  Sentinel  will  answer that question by stating that.it is unfair  to. make eastern Canadian consumers pay the  increased price, which would be the result if the  duty on lead was-increased from $8 to $30 a ton.  The Sentinel is very solicitous about the welfare  of   the   eastern   Canadian   consumers   of  lead  products, but apparently cares little for British Columbia consumers of eastern Canadian  products. The Sentinel is also very uiuch  concerned for fear "the mine owners will  " not be benefitted, because the increased  *' duty will be used up in freights and commis-  " sions.?V In that event the mine owners would  do just what they are doing today-fallow  their mines to remain unworked, for the good  reason that they could not work them at a  profit.  However, is it not strange that a paper that  opposes the granting of charters to railways,  unless the raUways^are branches of the Canadian Pacific, should beTso persistent in its opposition to a measure that if adopted would be the  means of sending thousands of tons of freight  over this same Canadian Pacific railway?  The Sentinel also wonders why it is that any  newspaper "which opposes disloyal discrimina-  ** tion against Great Britain in tariff legislation  " should advocate a prohibitory tariff againsr  " English lead." The lead shipped from England to Canada is no more a product of England  than was the tea formerly shipped from England to Canada. The lead shipped from England is the product of the mines of Spain and  of old Mexico^ and if the eastern Canadian consumers must have cheap lead they should import it direct from the countries that produce it,  and not purchase it through English middlemen.  " Dishing-up" and ** Turning-Down** Beer.  The late earl of Wicklow* befbre he succeeded  his cousin to the title and family estates, had a  somewhat frugal mind. Soon after his accession to the property, he called upon his steward  for the household accounts, and carefully scrutinized each item. Now it is the custom in most  great establishments in London/for one of the  upper servants, generally the steward, to supply  the others with beer, charging the amount to  the head of the house, while those who do not  drink are allowed what is known as "beer  money," in addition to their wages. Among  other* expense items, lord Wicklow discovered  "dishing-up beer," and later on "turning-down  beer." It was not in the least difficult for him  to 'guess that "dishing-up" implied the liquid  drunk by the cooks arid the kitchen and scullery  maids when serving dinner, but he was at a loss  to understand what the "turning-down" process  might mean... In response to his interrogations,  the steward gravely replied, "It's the beer,  my lord, wot the 'ousemaids'ave when they go  upstairs to turn down the sheets at night." "  A Queer River.  ,;."���������"  At 6-Mile rapids on the Colorado, nearly 400  miles north of Yuma, Arizona, there exists a  place in the river where the water seems to be  different in many respects from the rest of the  stream.    Steam-boatmen long ago noticed that  wheuever they struck that particular point the  water always foamed in the boilers and all the  steam hearings--cut badly. The -Water does not  differ in color from any other place,..but when a  bottle is filled and corked it soon turns very  dark, almost inky in hue. A heavy dlark sediment also settles in the bottom,which amounts  in an ordinary quart to 2 inches in depth. The  distance where this occurs in the river is only a  few miles, and the steamers are always careful  to.have full��������� boilers before striking the place.  No explanation seems to exist for this queer  freak of this queerest/of. all rivers. '  A< Queer Birthmark. j  A curious story comes from Salt Lake City, j  Utah, which is attracting much attention from i  friends and acquaintances of ���������policeman Charles !  F..Wanless, shot and killed by Joseph A. Barnes   j  at Denver, Colorado,  on September 18th, 1890,  and may furnish medical men with another subject for discussion,    Barnes was having a quar-  rel with, his wife, which the -officer attempted to   j  stop.    Barnes tired and the ball passed through  '���������  Wanless's heart, leaving a jagged bullet hole in  the breast. A married sister of the dead officer  was telegraphed and came for the funeral from  her home in Salt Lake. She was much affected  by the tragedy and took the loss of her brother  to heart, in a short time she returned home.  About a year afterward she gave birth to a boy,  perfectly'formed, but with a red birthmark over  the heart the exact shape and appearance of the  wound made in Wanless's breast by the bullet  from Barnes's pistol.  Two Simple Experiment*.  Get an ordinary tumbler filled to the brim  with water, aud on it place a sheet of paper, so  that the surface of the water may Ik* completely  covered.   Now place one hand on the paper,  and wif h the other invert the glass. Then remove your hand from the paper, and the water  will not fall out, owing to the upward pressure  of the atmosphere. Again: take a sheet of  thick brown paper about a foot square and heat  it at the tire. \Vhen hot, place it on the table  and rub it with a clothes-brush for about half a  minute. Then hold the brown paper over some  small, light bodies���������litt le pieces of blotting paper  will do���������and the little pieces will jump up,in the  most excited manner. If the brown paper be  held over somebody's head, several hairs Will  immediately stand on their ends, great ly to the  amusement of the spectators,  The Kootenay Smelting and Trading  Syndicate, Limited, of Bevelstoke, B. 0.  ,   are prepared to sample and purchase  all kinds of  Gold,, Silver, and Lead  ORES.  Prices and all information furnished on application.  J. CAMPBKLL, manager.  Henry Anderson,  v Notary Public.  John 1- Retallack.  Anderson & Retallack,  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  CroWa Grant* obtained for Mineral Claim*.  Agent* for AU*entee Claim Owner*.  Collections Made.  Correspondence Solicited.  Office in Townsiteoffice, Sutton street, Ainsworth, B. C.  BKEMNER & WATSON,  ainkwokth. b. <:.  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.  Agent*    for   I������avies-Say ward     San mill    Company *  Lumber,  Moldings and   Shingle*.  HENRY & ADAMS,  PIONEER DRUQ STORE,  AI\SW<������ltTll,   B. ������\  A  4  'I  ')'  tt.  X  3  5  ��������� !  Drugs ami Medicines, Wall Paper, Taints and Oils,  Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  ���������Stationery, etc. HOT SPEHJ&S HEWS:  AINSWORTH, B. 0., DBOEMBEB 5, 189L  XMA^ pf?p<?patT*\ / A*<*������*x-������>  /lifi/lU      J.    Z\J-^^JJ^������ V   J.  wJ .'      Goods just t0 frandt  consisting of Ladies Toilet Sets in plush and silver, Manicure Sets, Ladies Work  and Jewel Boxes, Glove a?zd Handkerchief Cases. Also, XMAS CARDS, Gents  Smoking and Shaving Sets, Fancy Goods of all kinds.    Prices reasonable.    Inspection  inv  ited.  W.F.  Co.  ���������  Telephone j6.  Chemists and Druggists, Nelson,, B.C.  r  A  BILLY   HKA������i.  His name was Phineas Ellsworth, but we boys  at the **HX Ranch" called him "Billy Brag," for  reasons which 10 minutes conversation with him  would make obvious, even to a total stranger.  To say that.he was opinionated is drawing it  very mild, and to state that the chiefst of his  opinions was the particularly excellent one he  held-of himself, is superfluous.  Those were humdrum, monotonous days at  the "HX," and there was scant opportunity for  Billy to exhibit the courage, prowess, skill,  ability, and so forth, which���������we had his own  oft-repeated statements for it���������he possessed to a  remarkable degree.  Once in a awhile, something would happen to  relieve the monotony; but Billy, somehow or  other, was never on deck to show what he was  worth. He aiwavs turned up afterward with:  "Huh! vou galoots jest make me ache ail over!  W'v, any bloomin* tenderfoot e'd a tol* ye het-  ter'n that!" or, "That was a fool trick! Now, ef  I'd be'n thar, I'd a did so and so " or, "Huh!  d'ye call that anvt bin' Xer menshun? W'ybaek  thar, on th' Keva Paha* we used t' let th' kids  an' wimmeu do that kin' o* work!"  And so it went for nearly a year, and, though  we invented -many a plan to give Billy an opportunity to show his worth, he managed, on one  pretext and another to keep out, of our snares.  One dav, I'ale Snelling, who was out looking  up Kome'stravs. fell in with a Maverick steer  feeding in a coulee, and, thinking at first that it  was an "HX" "critter," rode toward it. But the  beast was what is known as a "bad un," and,  horns down and bellowing with rage, he turned  and charged on the startled cowboy. Cale tried  to turn his pony and run, but the animal was  green and onlv reared and snorted. Cale  thought he was about to take a place herding  clouds; but he vanked his gun and let go, catching the steer right between the eyes, and dropping it not more than 10 feet away.  Cale was a bit new in the business, and lie was  rather paie when he rode up to the ranch and  related his experience, but there was a triumphant tone in his voice as he told of his successful  shot from the back of a bucking pony.  Billv listened with a superior air,    "Huh     he  remarked, disdainfully, "whadje wanter kill ;im\;  fer*    Ye Vd jes 'y, well ���������'creased   an -.roped   mi.  Some   folks never h<*y   '.o r'gard  fer prop ty.  Waste not, want nothinV ..  We all groaned and proceeded to congratulate  ('ale on his luck, but Billy did not seem to care.  He was getting used to our lrreverance. It may  'he noted,"however, that when we tried, next  morning, to get Billv to take a galloping shot at  the .stripe in a blanket nailed on a shed-door, to  see how near-he could have come to '������������������creasing a  mad steer from the hark-of a fool pony, our  proposition met with scorn. "There ye go  agin," said Billv. -What's th' blame use o  wist in'' er whole'lot o cartridges Jes" t convince  er mess o' gabblm egiots thet er thing km be  did'v Aw, go off an' trv poundinVsau m er rat-  hole fer yer wits. Bet' ye eanvt evendo that.  \nd he rode oil* much ott'ended.  When Joe-Fleming, brother of the boss, and  Hank Ban- had a  brush with half-a-dozen In-  'dians, and just escaped with their lives, leaving  a bunch of fat cattle to be run off by Uncle Sam's  dear, sweet proteges, Billy's opinion was at once  forthcoming. "Huh! Ye mout jes* 'z well saved  mos' o' th' critters an' got them thievm' red  cusses, too. W'y didn't ye, w'en ye seed 'em  ridiu' down on ye, jes'kill three 'r four critters,  pile'em up fer a barricade, an' give th' red devils  . reg'lar h���������1?   That'd ben better'n losin' th' hull  bunch."  When Bob Hall, a cowboy from the "3-Bar,"  the next ranch���������one of the meanest, ugliest,  most quarrelsome bullies that ever nourished a  gun���������got killed at the hotel in town by an unoffending tenderfoot, whom he had tried to compel to take a drink, Billy, as usual, had something to sav. "Huh! That's them tenderfeet,  all over. They think ef er man tries t' hev fun  with 'em out hyar, thet they've got t' shoot, ah'  shoot quick. Th' galoot oughter've jest' took  Bob Hall b' th' scruff o' th' pants an' kicked 'r  thro wed Hm out, an' Bob 'd'ye pollygized too  quick.   Bob Hall never had no sand."  All the same, there was and old storey to the  effect that once, when Billy had been uhaccount-  a bly absen t from the ranch f ov three or four days,  he had been in town, devoting considerable  attention to keeping out of the belligerent inr,  Hall's way. __  But Billy's opportunity came one day. He  had been laid up a week and was still lame as  the result of being on the side next the ground  when his pony stumbled and fell one day, and  was sitting at the door one morning about 11:30,  when the stage came along. Several of us were  in the ranch-house, and were somewhat surprised to hear the wheels outside, for the stage-  road was 2 miles from the ranch. As, we  crowded to the door, we saw "something was  up," for Dyer, the driver looked excited.  "Morniu\ gentlemen," he said. And then to  Boss Fiemiug: "Fleming, I expect to be held  up over bv Five-Mile creek. Can one of the  boys go with me? I'll get another man at  Parker's, and I reckon three wTill be enough.  "Why, yes, of course," was the reply; "you  can have more if vou want 'em. I'll go myself.  But why didn't you bring guards, if you're car-  rviiur anv valuables?"  Over explained. The night before he had  noticed three suspicious-looking characters in  town, and observed that they eyed him considerably. This morning he had started early,  hoping to pass all the places favorable to a  "hold-up" before the three tough-looking .gentlemen had time to get located. He had^felta  bit backward about bringing guards, as he did  not like to appear cowardly, and, besides, his  suspicion 'might-be groundless, aud the laugh  would be on him. There were no valuables except the mail bags. ������������������,,.' -i  But the three strangers had passed him a mile  back, evidently in a Slurry^ to get somewhere;  hence his visit to the "HX."  Fleming turned to get ready to go���������he was  not the inan to send somebody else into danger  ���������hut was met at the door by Billy, "heeled  with two revolvers.and'a Winchester. v  "Hello, man!" ejaculated Fleming. "Didn t  vou hear me say I was going?"  * -Don't care ef ve did," answered Billy, curtly.  "Tli's -plenty work t' do, an' my hugs is too stitt  t; straddle any blame bronco." And he climbed  painfully up onto the driver's seat, and the stage  rolled away, leaving us staring at each other,  unable to believe our eyes.  The stage did not reach the Five-Mile, nor did  it reach Parker's. At a place two miles flwest of  the "HX," where the road traversed the edge of  a bluff overhanging a deep ravine, there were  three shots fired, and brave Walt Dyer and his  two teamdeaders fell onto the road. Then there  were more shots���������a rattling fusillade for two or  three minutes���������then silence. ,      .;  When we got to the scene, we saw Billy Brag  lying across the body of the driver, supporting  himself on one"elbow; and keeping "the drop"  on a man who stood holding lip one arm���������the  other was shattered, and hung limp. Two dead  men, besides Dyer, lay in the road. Thewheel-  ers were quiet now, hut their hoofs had cruelly-  mangled the bodies of their prostrate comrade$  in front. , , % ,  "I knowed ye'd come, boys," said Billy, "else  I'd a bed t' kill this 'un, 'stead o' savin' 'ini fer a  leetle necktie-party.   They got Dyer, fust lick,  but w'en they run up agin Phin Ellsworth, they:  ketched er h���������1 ov er feller.   Guess I kin diftbff, 4  , real-peaceful, .now1."*   " 4;������������������, , ' ���������-* -i > -.���������-. ,.V-T",? ^  But he did not die.   .With; a ball in his leg,  another traveling around somewhere oh his in?  side, and a wound in his throat, which causes  his voice to break in a ludicrous way, he still;  lives and brags of this very exploit;  The Whereabouts of Charles Dickens's Family.  In a recent interview, Charles Dickens, the  son of his father, said: "My sister Mary, the  second of the family, is unmarried and manages  a type-writing establishment in this very building. My second sister, Catherine Elizabeth  Macready, married Carlo Pellegrini, the artist,  and is an artist herself, as you may know. My  elder sister does not do any literary work, bhe  edited my father's letters, but at present she has  nothing to* do with literature. I have two  brothers in Australia. The elder, Alfred Tennyson, is in business as a merchant in Melbourne.  The youngest, Edward Bulwer Lytton, is connected with the sheep-farming interest, and is a  member of the New South Wales parliament.  I have, also, another brother in London, Henry  Fielding, who has a very large practice at the  bar. Those of my brothers who are dead were  Walter Lander, Sydney Smith, Francis Jeffrey,  the latter of whom died at Moline, Illinois and  is buried there on the beautiful bluff overlooking the Mississippi. All my brothers were  named after literary men. My second sister  was named after Macready, the actor. With  regard to myself, I edit All the Year Round, and  Household Words as well. I have, also, a large  printing business, aud in. the winter I travel all  over the country giving readings from my  father's works, the same as I gave m America.  They are those that he used to read himselt.  A-Perfect Cure for Drunkenness.  N Helmer, a New York chemist, writes to the  Sun: i4I have long ago come to the conclusion  that peroxyde of hydrogen-(H2 02) the ideal  tonic, without any reaction whateverbis a perfect cure for all inflammatory diseases of the  blood, of which drunkenness is_ one. 1 was  forcibly struck with the impression that th s  secret bichloride of gold-if ^ does^ what w ���������  claimed for it-and peroxyde of hydrogen are  one and the same thing."  uSP  'V������*  ���������# i',1 -x  ir J" ill  '*���������  - *  . w. '/M  ���������a- /VH  - 'I'%'i  ��������� ��������� 'S-*7^'S3t  w ���������v;  -* #- ^  f <'���������^^m  lF-)-i'  /S<^ Vh u *&&  \l*  fm  ���������^ t, EOT SPRINGS SEWS:  ADISWOBTH, B. 0., DEOEMBEB 5, 1891.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  BROS.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  DEALEBS   X3NT  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Men's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  w    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.  3d,'- '      ','  ?*������������������ <-    i  Iff'?'.  Sv ���������  f������a - i  t&'  toi.'V  m  ���������a*  ..5-  CREAM OF THE WORLD'S NEWS.  James, McMnnn  of Edmonton,  Alberta,  re*  certfed a letter from W. R. Lloyd, dated 40-Mile  creek, Yukon river, Alaska, September 3rd.  The letter says:, "This country is full of hardships; a. very bad country to get'through' to  prospect, and half the time very little to eat.  The boat that comes.here does not bring enough  ?ro virions to last from one year to another,  'here are about 125 miners here on an average.  The diggings are not very rich, but we can find  gold almost anywhere. There have been some  nice nuggets found this summer, one $235, one  $97, and several from $25 to $50. We are looking for good rich diggings yet. The country is  frozen'up so hard it takes a long time to prospect  a creek or gulch rightly. It gets too cold to  work during September, so we can only mine 3  or 4 months a year." ���������,.;���������-,  a:? The: Republican national convention to noin?  /mate candidates for president and vice-president  ^will meet at Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June  27th; 1892.    ". ��������� ,: :,   ,;,,;   ;;   ,,  :The contract for the construction of the Great  Northern railroad, from Puget sound to the  summit of the Cascade mountains, has been let,  arid work will begin as soon as men and outfits  can be put on the ground. This section is 80  miles long and follows the Snohomish river.  Kootenay (Idaho) Herald, 28th: "Major Ronan  aud 5 Kootenay chiefs passed through town en  route for the Flathead reservation in Montana.  The Indians go to look at the country, and if  satisfied the whole band, now residing in the  Kootenay valley, will be removed to the Flathead reservation.  The New York municipal.council of the Irish  National League have passed resolutions declaring it necessary to solemnly warn the people of  Ireland that they can receive no further support,  moral or financial, from the United States until  they call a halt in the war of factions and  reunite.  There is now in China a comprehensive system  of telegraph  lines  running to all parts of the  ..country.    The governors of the provinces keep  watch oyer the lines, and take care that they are  maintained in working order.   The Pekin gov  ernment is now preparing to establish a railroad  system not less comprehensive, with main and  branch lines extending over the empire from its  northern boundary to the seaboard. Ship loads  of rails have arrived at Shanghai within the past  few months, and it is reported that the work of  laying them will be begun early next year.  c G. W. Rasure, the cowboy evangelist who  made himself notorious in and about New  Westminister by his antics and business transaction, is now in England, where he is living  with a woman whom he passed off as his sister  in New Westminister. The latter-day evangelist generally turns out to be a fraud.  The mineral exhibit sent from British Columbia to the Toronto exposition has been placed in  the Canadian Institute in that city.  General Fonseca, president of Brazil, has resigned office and been succeeded by general  Peixotto. It is thought this action will restore  tranquility to the republic.  A survey has been run up Merced river, California, to the forks, and thence following South  Fork via Wawona and Big Trees and Law Pass  over tlie Sierra Nevada mountains. It is stated  that the Rio Grande railway is looking at the  pass for the purpose of reaching the-?Pacific  coast. The route is lined with producing mines,  and the country has the advantage of being  within a few miles staging of the famed Yosem-  ite valley.  The New Westminster Southern railway was  formally opened for traffic a week ago Friday.  Through trains will now be run between New  Westminster and Seattle.  Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, earl of Lytton,  British ambassador to France, died suddenly at  Paris, on November24th, from heart disease;  age GO.   A Rursted  Boom.  This week while towing a boom of logs from  the upper end of Kootenay lake to the sawmill  at Pilot Bay the machinery of the Surprise got  out of order and she bad to make the run to  Pilot Bay for repairs, the boom being first towed  to a sheltered place on the east shore. Before  the Surprise got back a storm blew up, which  broke the boom fastenings, and t:h������ logs are now  scattered for miles up and down the lake.  LOCAL   A\I> oPERSONAL.  '> i  Ainsworth will yet boast the finest  hotel in  the Kootenay Lake country���������"Rorey" MeLeod'S.  The building is a 3-story one, with a frontage of  over ������0 feet on the lake. Part of it will be ready  for occupancy by Christmas.  The Tenderfoot machinery is all in place, and  will be started up next week. If work at the  United would only be resumed, "Tenderfoot  City," with its 3 steam hoisting-works, could put  on airs over any of its neighbors.  The trail from Kaslo City to the Slocan district is within 2 miles of Bear and Fish lakes.  It is reported a first-class one as far as built,  with an easy grade. Ten men are at work on  the trail and 13 more on a survey for a wagon  road. At Kaslo City a Store and a blacksmith  shop are being erected. As soon as the men  now engaged on the wagon road survey and  trail are through they will be put to work'clearing 160 acres of the townsite.: It is also said the  company owning the townsite is making preparations to put in a sawmill at Kaslo City.  J. E. Mel lor, a Nelson capitalist, has, purchased.  2L half interest in the Idaho, and that boar will  be hereafter in his charge.  J. A. Melville, an architect and builder who  did much figuring in Ainsworth this year, has  gone outside, ana is mourned for by several creditors.  Dr. Hendryx, accompanied by mrs. Hendryx  and his brother A. B. Hendryx, came in on  Thursday by way of Little Dalles. The dr. and  mrs. Hendryx will hereafter reside at Pilot  Bay. A. B, Hendrvx is in to take a look at the  smelter site, being largely interested financially  in the new smelter.  On her last trip up the lake the Midge and  captain Davies met with a mishap. A heavy  stja was shipped, which carried away the boat's  bucksaw and the captain's latest novel.  C. W. Bu:*k of Balfour returned this week  from Trout lake, where lie had gone to make  surveys of land for H. F. Creen and J. Fred  Hume. He reports that country a favorable-  appearing one for the prospector, and says the  snow is about 2 feet deep on the Larcleaux tniik  5  Having Purchased the Stocks Carried by  The Lindsay Mercantile Go.  and Fletcher.& Co.  H. GIEGERICH  is prepared to supply Prospectors, Mining Companies, and the General Trade with  everything in the line of  MINING AND MINERS' SUPPLIES,  Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Tinware/Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.    The stock carried will  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  ^LG-jEnsrio foe a-i-^:r>rT '' iFcrwiDEifc ooiivcip^isrir-  (The best powder made for use in mines.)  Comer Wright and Sutton Streets,      A TT^R^^^OT^.T'EC  'i i  k  it  ,4,  (In building lately occupied by Fletcher*! Co.>


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