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 HOT  NUMBER 10.  ADfSWOETH, BRITISH   COLUMBIA, NOVEMBER 14, 1891.  TEN GENTS  I   :  I   1  I  ���������   t  fok;ut iiim  won ieaus.  N. Y. Sun: "When I lived in Dundee, over  in Yates county, N**w York," said Frank Gris-  wold of this place, naturalist and sportsman, **I  one day tore up a bumblebees nest which had  been built tinder a woodshed, anil was something  of a nuisance so near the house, as bumblebees  have a very sharp and hot stinger, and are  always ready to use it on any one who conies  anywhere near their nest. I fought the bees in  this nest, and killed them all but one old chap,  who eluded all my attempts to hit him, but  attacked me so viciously and persistently that I  retreated into the house, followed every step of  the way by the bee, and i had to keep up an  active slapping and dodging to prevent him from  getting his stinger in my face or neck. After I  got into the house I looked out of the window'  and saw the bee darting around about the door,  madder than a hit snake over my escape. Pretty  soon he saw me through the window, and made  a dash at me against the pane, and kept up hjis  efforts to get at nie as long as I was in sight.  By and by I went into another room and soon  "forgot alfahout the0bumblebee.  **I guess it was an hour or more before I had  occasion tto go out again, and 1 hadn't taken 3  steps from the door when zip! came a big bumblebee upon me, from some place where he had  been lying in wait for me to reappear. That he  was waiting for me, and no one *dse, was plain,  because others had come in and gone out of the  house ti, dozen times since I went in, and none  of them had been molested byit he bee. He  knew that I was the one who bad destroyed his  nest and slain his fellows and he knew me when  I appeared, ami instantly set upon me to avenge  the injury I haddono-xto'him and his. I hurried  away from the housed fighting the furious bumblebee, and trying to cither kill it or frighten it  away, 1 could do neither, and after it had succeeded in dipping me once with its stinger on  my neck, I went into a store to escape the pestiferous insect.  44The bee hung around the outside until dark,  and then I went home, supposing I had seen the  last of my tormentor, lint 1 hadn't, for the  next, morning, as soon as 1 went out of ihe  house, there w*as the bee.-Waiting for me, justas  angry and persistent as ever, I went back into  the house and. sent-someone, out. to" cut ���������'me. a.  thick, and wide-spreading piece .of brush,. With  which I-believed I could end t he persecutions of  this vengeful bee with one swoop; as I didnt see  how the insect could get out of the way of it.  ���������"���������The bee paid no at tent ion to anyone else, but on  t he trunk of an apple tree, a few feet from the  door. Sat and watched'- and waited for me. The  brush was brought in, and armed with it I ven-  ���������tu red'forth again. The bee was up and ready  for attack instantly, but he knew more than 1  thought he did. As I raised;* he brush to sweep,  him down as he dipped 'toward me, the bee  seemed to recognize \he danger of an attack  on me, armed,'as. I was, and after-circling fran-  ticallv'urouhd m'e'several times, always out of  reach", he Hew awav across the garden -and disappeared, it was a great relief to me to see the  bee give up the campaign against meat last, and  I said to invself"that if 1 ever rooted up another  bumblebees nest I would ha ve 3 or 4 others to  help me, so that if by chance a"..fierce-member  of the colonv with a\remarkable memory survived, there would bo. more thai) one offender to  distribute Iris malevolence among.  "Dropping the brush that had forced the bumblebee to give up his  warfare on  me, I started  down the'street. I had gone about 200 yards,  all thought of the bee having, passed, front iny  mind, when painful intimation was .given ' me  that i greatly underestimated the smartness of  that bumblebee, for suddenly out of a cherry  tree, whose branches hung over the sidewalk,  theivengoful insect pounced upon me and stung  me twice before I had realized the situation.    I  ^  started for home as fast as I could, fighting the  bee at every step, and once more got possession  of the potent 'brush.- The bee retired to its  place in the apple tree, which was out of my  reach, and t here it sat and fumed and glared.  After that I carried the brush with me wherever I went, and had to be constantly on my  guard, for in the most unexpected places, and  when I luui no reason to believe the hee was  waylaying me, it would suddenly drop down  upon me and get another hit of vengeance.  That bumblebee actually made life wretched for  me for weeks, and then cold weather came on  and I rejoiced for I knew that the bee would  either have to get into winter quarters or freeze  to death. The insect disappeared and I walked  the earth a free man once more.  "That winter was a long and hard one, and of  course long before spring the bee had been forgotten by everybody, but the bee hadn't forgotten me.    On one of the first sunny, warm days  we had along in May I went out of the house as  usual, and had hardly stepped out of the door  when, like a shot, something struck me along  side the head.   It only needed the paiu  that  followed to let  me know what had hit ine.    It  was the bumblebee, and around and arouud ine  he buzzed and dipped at me with more vim and  fury, it seemed to me, than he had the year before.    The bee hail evidently not only wintered  well, but he had retained all the vigor of his  intellect.    His memory was not in the least impaired, and his stinger'was hotter than ever.   I  got back into the house as soon as I could and  reported to the household that my bumblebee  had returned and opened the spring campaign  against me with renewed vigor.   They laid all  sorts ofwtraps and tried,all,sorts of plans to kill  the smart and vindictive bee, but he foiled every  effort; and sat day after day waiting and watching for uh\   Now I didn't intend to go through  that spring, summer, and fall carrying a small  tree around with me to protect myself from the  assaults of the bumblebee, and so t concluded to  leave Dundee for a time, until the avenger tired  of waiting for me and went into other business.  Knowing that the bee would go along with me  if he knew 1 was going, I left town in the night.  1 didn't intend to reuiain away more than three  or four weeks, but I got into businesslover here,  and it was fonr years before I had an  opportunity to even pay a visit to Dundee.  The vengeful old bumblebee never once enterediny mind,  and if he had I would only have thought of hi in  as long ago dead and gone.   Even if I had ktknvn  he was alive, I, of course, would not have believed he had any recollection of me.    1 think I  am putting it very mild, then, when I say I was  knocked clear off my feet when, on the morning  after I arrived in Dundee, the bee jumped on  ���������nie the moment I. went out of the house!    He  had been laying for me all those years, imforgetting and 'unforgiving, and I haven't the least  doubt that he is there yet, waiting, waiting, to  avenge  himself  on the  destroyer of his home  and race." .   '__. : __'������������������____' ���������'  Kills His Man.  The prelimiliary examination of Harry Jones,  the saloon keeper who shot and instantly killed  Frank Charette at Colville, Washington* on the-  2nd was concluded on "the 3rd. Three eye-wit-:"  nesses were sworn who'stated that Charette was  somewhat boisterous,.-but displayed no weapons,  and that Jones's demeanor was such as wouUi  draw the worst element of his antagonist's nature to the surface, and that the long-sought-for  opportunity to shoot was too eagerly grasped  ���������by .Jones, who lost not an instant of time in  doing up his man. While Charette has for  some time openly threatened Jones's personal  safetv, the defense offered no testimony. Justice of the peace Beaverley, who heard the case,  held Jones without bail to appear at the next  term of the superior court. The funeral of  Charette took place at Colville--on the 4th and  was largely attended by relatives and a host of  the mixed'blood of the community to which he  belonged.  A   SECTION   OF   THE   LASIft   ACT.  Now that the boys have a chance to get their  work in on some of the good land adjacent, to  the new discoveries in this district, The News  has thought it advisable to print the section of  the Land Act for their guidance. It is as  follows:  29.   Every person desiring to purchase unsur-  veyed, unoccupied, and unreserved crown landsL  shall give two months'notice of his intending  application to purchase by a notice insierted, at,  the expense of the applicant, in the British Columbia Gazette, and in any newspaper circulating in the district wherein such land lies; such  notice shall not include a greater area of land  than 610 acres, and shall state the name of the  applicant, the locality, boundaries, and extent  of the land applied for; such notice shall he  dated, and shall be posted in a couspicnous place ,  on the land sought to be acquired, a������d on the;  government office, if any, in the district.   HeV  shall also place at one angle or corner of the  land to be applied for a stake or post at least 4;,  inches square, and standing not less than 4feet/  above the surface of the grouud; arid, upon such,  initial post he shall inscribe, his name .and the  angle represented thereby, thus:   "A; B,'s N.  E, corner," (meaning northeast corner) or as the?  case may be.   JExcept such initial post is so,  planted before the above notice is given all the  proceedings taken \)f the applicant shall'be null  and void.   He shall also deposit, 10 percent of  the purchase money'with  the  commfssibiier,,*  together   with   his* application  to   purchase,  within 90 days from the date of the publication  of his notice in the British?Golumbia, Gazette,y  and he shallhave the land required surveyed, at  his own cost, by a dulyauthorized provincial,  land surveyorapproved ofand acting under the,  instructions of the chief commissioner of lands  and works or surveyor-general; and such lands  shall he surveyed on the rectangular or square  system now adopted by the government, and all  lines shall be run due north and south and due  east and west, except where from the nature of  surveys made it would be impossible to conform  to the above system; and wherever possible the  said survey shall be connected with some known  point in previous surveys, or with some other  known point or boundary.  Nine Men  Killed in the Anaconda Mine.  Nine miners were hurled into eternity at the  Anaconda mine, Butte, Montana, the night of  the 3rd instant.   Twenty men were in a double-  deck cage ascending the shaft to the surface a  few minutes before midnight.    The upper deck  of the cage was so crowded that all could not  hold on, and when between the300 and 400 levels  one fell otf and the body was jammed between  the floor of the lower deck and the wall plate,  shaking the cage and hurling S men to the bottom, a distance of more than 600 feet, and to  instant death.   The engineer noted something  wrong and promptly stopped the engine, but receiving no signal soon raised it to the surface,  whet)  the awful  catastrophe   became   known.  Ten  men  got   off from the  upper deck uninjured, and 2 were lying unconscious on the lower  deck, one of whom has since died.   The killed  James QDonnell, CM. Evans, James Gv  were  Sullivan, John Ritchie, Patrick Mulligan, M.  McEvoy, James Roche, W. Martin, and Dennis  Shaughnessy. Jeremiah Harrington was injured, but may recover.  The scene at the bottom of the shaft was  frightful. A 20-foot sump below the 1000-foot  level where the bodies fell held 15 feet of water,  which was dyed ablood-r^d color and filled with  arms, limbs, and a mass of mutilated humanity  which rendered it difficult to identify the bodies.  The water was pumped from the sump, the  fragments placed in canvas and taken to the  morgue. Only a few Jays ago the mines started  up after a long suspension, and this is the fourth  accident since.   An inquest is being held.    The  v?  J.      ���������.&  -������������������Br*  1   "7*  -    *     f-      T  *"\ ''  >,  ''���������? V '  '  i kTre i^ ������  ������&  S  l'  >J * Jj, !> (  ���������kTVy  > -.if  if"' It,  intuits, {.iq-  "4     '  HOT SPEHTGS HEWS:   AfflSWOBTH,  B. 0.f NOVEMBER 14, 1891.  men who escaped cannot account for the accident, but it is said after O'Donnell fell off and  was caught between the cage and shaft timbers  that a guide broke, which caught in the- timbers-;  "and tipped the lower deck. Most of the men  killed were strangers and only 2 werejnarried.  The verdict of i he coroner's jury Was that the  accident was through no carelessness of the  Anaconda company. The following extract  from a Butte paper, published during the winter  of 1881-2, recalls an accident which befell one of  the- victims of the disaster. The accident happened at the Grey Rock inihe in Butte, a drill  falling down the shaft and passing through Mulligan, who was in a stooping position at the  bottom of the shaft:  "Patrick Mulligan, who has been in the hospital about 3 weeks, was yestenlay sufficiently  recovered from  his injuries to appear on the  street, and is confident that within a few days  he will be able to resume work in the mine.    No  other man in Montana can say that an S^pound,  2-foot, inch drill ever passed through his body.  Not one man in a million could experience the  sensation and live to tell about it.    It is a dangerous method of ventilation and one that would  never b���������e selected except as a sure and certain  means of suicide.   Mr.  Mulligan sets a great  value upon the drill which explored his internal  economy and proposes to keep it as a memento  of his adventure.   Soon after the accident occurred and when he first knew that there was a  possibility of saving his life, he expressed the  somewhat superstitious  belief that if the drill  Were polished and preserved he would ultiihai ely  recover."   To gratify the humor the boys at the  mine have every day devoted a little time to the  polishing of the drill and it is now as bright and  glistening as a new silver dollar, and Mulligan  is well."  THE HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON SA 7"-  ;   ugdays, and will be mailed to stibscribetx at the following  ��������� rates, payable in advance:   One year #,/, six montlis $2.50,  fftree months $1.50*   Advertising rates given on application.  No communication or letter 07>er an   anonymous  signature  ^wllfh printed. HOUSTON &> l.V/T, Proprietors,    :  At (Springs ^xto  iS.  OPPOSES INCREASING THE DUTY ON LEAD.  The mint; owners in East and West Kootem'V  district are, we believe, to a uian,it: favor of the  Dominion government increasing the duty on  pig lead from $S to $30 a ton.   They ask the inr  crease for the same reasons given by the manufacturers of eastern Canada when they asked for  protection for their industries..- ..'Without' the  protection of the duties levied Canadian manu-  , facturers could not compete 'with the mamifac-  ,  turers of Europe; ������������������without'the protection of the  increase in  duty asked for  British  Columbia  mine owners cannot  compete with the   mine  owners of Spain and old Mexico.   This is all because of the difference in the price paid labor;  the price in -Europe and old Mexico being much  lower th.an  the price in   Canada.     Even   free  traders will admit that the cost of labor regulates  the  cost of products, natural as  well, as  manufactured.     If  there  are   free   trade, mine  owners in  either East or West Kootenav, no  one of them has yet come forward and opposed  the increasiVof the duty on lead, however much  the personal organ of m.r. Mat a opposes it.    Mr.  Mara represents the two Kootenaysiii the Dominion parliament.   He-poses asa'Conservative,',  and never was known to cast a vote against that  party.    The   issue  that   placed   that   party   in  power was protection   to  Canadian industries,   ,  and.it.must   be said to the party's credit that it   !  has lived  up to its professions.    Mr. Mara may   j  or.jinny not inspire t he utterances of his personal   |  organ.at Kamloops, but it is generally believed   !  that the Sentinel first gets the tip front-mr. Mara  j  before it has an opinion on any question, whether   !  the question be local, provincial, or national.   If   ;  so, is it not inconsistent in inr. Mara to pose as   j  a believer in the system of protection and have  his personal organ oppose that system, as it does  when it claims.that.-.'the mine owners of the two  Kootenays do not  need  protection, that  the  markets of China and Japan are open to thein--  as they are to t he ot her lead producing count 1 ies  of the world.   The Sentinel conies out squarely  in opposition to the increase of the duty on lead,  and says it "fails tc������ see howr the increase* of the  ** Canadian   tariff will enable   the   miners   of  "British Columbia to get any more for their  *' lead in the cities of  Montreal and Canada  '* than they can obtain for it without such tariif  ** change.   The increase of duty would be ah-  " sorbed  by the railway and steamboat lines,  *4 and the miner would stand where he does now.  " The Sentinel intends to investigate the ques-  '* tion thoroughly, and believes ere long it will  ** be able to substantiate its position that the  " oriental market is the true one for British Columbia lead."    In other words, for fear that  the transportation companies would get the increased duty, the Sentinel favors allowing the  duty on lead to remain as at present���������$8 a ton.  No doubt the'transportation companies get all  they can, in fact, we know they do.���������mr. Marn's  steamboat line gave the people of this section  of West Kootenay a dose of that medicine, this  fall; but if the ore,cannot be mined at a profit  there is not much likelihood of its being mined,  and the transportation companies-will remain  in the same position they are today, thatis. not  hauling a pound of ore.   Mr. Mara had better  define his position on the lead question.    If he  opposes the increased duty asked for, his constituents in this section of his district would like  to, know it.   . _^_1j ��������� _    __ , :  THE   IMPORT A ION   OF   CHINESE,  An Ottawa dispatch   reads:    "Advices   from  " British Columbia are to the effect that great  "excitement  exists   there   among   the   white  " laborers over the  refusal   of   the Dominion  "government at the last session to adopt legis-  " lation restricting the immigration of Chinese^  '* laborers.   Chinese arrive in hundreds by every  " steamer from Hong Kong, and though liund-  " reds  inake t heir escape across the boundary  ���������'��������� line into  the  United  States,  a  considerable  ���������" number remain in the Pacific province.    The  " presence   ofc a battery at   Victoria   and the  '**' miiitia on the mainland is said to have '-pre-  " vented riots which otherwise would have oc-  " cut red within the last few months.    A bill is  "now  bqfb're-the. British Columbia legislature  " making it illegal  to employ Chinese in coal  "mines."     While the dispatch is not literally  true, there is, no doubt/ a strong feeling in this  '.province against the cont inued importation of  Chinese; an importation that is"in' no way..beneficial to the province at   large.    Why'.should  thousands  of these undesirable people be permitted to land on our shores?    Would thevhe  'permitted   to  land   if   tlieir   pres*mc(j   did. 'not  advance   the   interests   of    the   Canadian... .'Pacific   and   a- few    large   employers ��������� of    labor?  Their   emigration   is  encouraged   by   the   Canadian   Pacific   so  that   its -steamship's   between  Vancouver and.China may do a profitable business-and  by large  employers of....labor;so 'that-  thev can use them as a club against white labor.  Onlv last summer the owners of a line of steam-  ers operating in inland British Columbia threatened that if they could  not get'wood cut for a  certain sum per cord (about one-half the   rate  paid  by a rival  line) that  they would bring, in  Chinese to cut the wood.   The Chinese thus make  the rate of wages paid  whites, and it is not to  be   wondered  at that  the latter object to  the4  Chinese invasion.    Here in the Kootenay Lake  country hundreds-of Chinese were brought in to  '.work on the Columbia & Kootenay branch of  the Canadian Pacific, and while all the white  laborers brought in for the same Work were  given transportation out, the Chinese who have  not sniugged themselves across the border are  yet in our midst, an ever-present inenace to free  white labor. Truly, it is a noble work that the  great Canadian Pacific Railway ( Vanpany is engaged in���������a company, too, that owes its existence to the generosity of the people of Canada���������  that of impoverishing the white laborers of a  province of the Dominion and aiding and abetting the violation of the laws of a neighboring  and friendly nation.  T/IE RECENT ELECTIONS IN THE STATES.  Outside the state of  Ohio, the  recent state  elections proved little more than that certain in-  dividuals backed up by powerful local influences  were   more   popular   than    other   individuals  backed up by less powerful local influences.    In  Massachusetts,   the   Democratic   candidate*  for  governor was not only personally popular���������having served one term in the office���������but 'Was supported by the liquor dealers.    He was the oidy  successful candidate on the Democratic ticket,  all the other   successful   candidates  for   state'  offices being Republicans.    In   Iowa the same  conditions  existed;  the  Democratic candidate  for governor being supported  by the railway  corporations and by those opposed to prohibition.    In New   York,   the  liquor element and  Tammany, always muted, fought for and elected  Flower, the Democratic candidate for governor*  But in Ohio local issues and the personal popularity of the candidates did  not count.    The  campaign was made on national issues, and the  result was the   return of the  Republican candidates   by   a    handsome    plurality   over   the  Democratic    candidates.    The   main    issue   is  tearsely stated by a Sheffield (England) paper.  It    says    "the    promoters    of    the    McKinley  *���������* tariff mean tit to push forward the policy of  '* America for the Americans.    One method of  " realizing it was to keep all work within their  '".own dominions.    The country was to-be made  " self-supplying.   That which could be produced  A' at home was not to be bought abroad.    This  " was ..the keynote of 1 he McKinley scheme, and  " it is working out the idea of its designers with  Ki the precision and -eilec'tiveness of a ���������machine."  And the'".people of one of the greatest states in  the Union  ratify a   law that   is".making   the  United   States  self-supplying,   by "electing  the  ft amer of the law to t he highest '-office within  their'gift...  C. W. BUSK & CO.  PKAMvltH   IN  Groceries, Provisions, and  General Merchandise.  A   STOCK OF  English Clothing, Men's  Furnishings, Dry Goods,  BOOTS,   ETC.  imported direct from tlic nmt.iuf;t'<'lur.<'rs,.iihvays on hand.  IN>stoUi<*<   a lid T<������I<*|������Ii<mi<������   In More.  BALFOUR.  Ghas. E. Taylor,  FINANCIAL AGENT,  /  No. (> Houston & Ink  Building,  Nelson, U. O.  ]j()ii(\<m & Lancashire Life Insurance Company,  .VCiKXtTIKS iS'r I>������>������������������tl*i A. Smith, ('liaii  Accident Insurance Company of'North Anu^rica,  'J'lie celebrated Taylor saf   ; (."i on hand for Kale).  //  ���������//  . r   <i HOT SFBIMS NEWS:  AINSWORTH, B. 0., HOVEMBEE 14, 1891.  VOLS   MO*t;i    OR   VOIK   LIFE.  It was once my privilege to become personally  acquaint eel with a brigand in Turkey, says a  writer in St. James Gazette. I almost missed  knowing* him by reason of an accident that had  befallen him a while before. It happened in  this wise: Mr. O'Donovan had taken a run up  to Sofia to call on his friend, mr. Schuver, and  the 2 had ridden across the mountains toward  Samuiakoif.  Brigands have their runs of ill luck, like everybody else, and it was the climax of this particular "taitidit's misfortunes that he should have  selected the 2 war correspondents as victims.  He went blithely to his fate, however, and attacked them with 4 of his young men, with the  result that in about half a minute 2 of the young  men were stretched on the ground with several  bullets in them. The other 2 thought they  would not play any more, and were rolling down  the mountainside faster than was good for their  clothes, while the leader, with a cracked skull  and a broken collar bone, was struggling blindly  by the roadside, looking for some hole into which  he could creep.  They caught him and tied him on to the pack  horse and took him to Sammakotf to he hanged.  But by the way he groaned and bled so freely  that-Schuver's compassion was aroused so that  he bound up his wounds and put him on his own  horse and walked beside him. And when they  reached Sainmakoff he forebore to have him  hanged, but took him to his own inn and tended  him carefully. At all of which the brigand so  greatly marveled that when he recovered he  vowed, he would never leave his new-found  friend as long as he lived.  He kept his vows;.brigands have this queer  failing of truthfulness. He became Schuver'**  henchman, accompanied him on all his travels,  saw spirits with bun on mount Ararat, was lost  with him at GondaAind the Bagdad button at  Basrah, startled quiet Amsterdam at times���������his  master's native town���������by his quaint kilted dress  and multifarious weapons, and finally perished  by his side in that Dinka village on the Bahr-el-  Cfha'zel when Schuver was murdered.  It was in the early days of his voluntary servitude that 1 first know Stephani. Though not in  the first flight he had a well merited reputation  for steady, plodding ruffianism.  A small man, with a hook-nose and a bright,  keen eye. He was a very quiet man���������full of resources in difficulties-full of camping doges,  and of knowledge on many points on which we  were wholly ignorant. Full of quaint superstitions, too. He wore an eikon in his bosom,  charms blessed by a priest on his arms, blue  beads on bis horse's frontal, against the evil  eve, and a shred of the rope by which an old  friend was hanged in his pistol belt, and he  would ever' make a motion of expectoration and  murmur: "T---th, T--th Scorthov (Romaic for  gallic) to avert illfortune when lash words have  been spoken.  At niujht, in our hut or round the camp fire,  he would talk. He was full of anecdotes, of  scenes he had witnessed, of vicissitudes he had  undergone, <>f horrors in which he had taken  part. 'He would give deprecatory hints as to  t he fearful oat hs he never-divulgetl them ���������that  linked the members of a Klepht fraternity and  bound them to fulfill their compact, be it what  it might. In defaidt of ransom, he said, there  '.was-no help for a .prisoner- nothing could save  hum lie had known fights, pitched battles,  among members of-the band, many of whom  rebelled against the murder of some poor wretch  whose ransom had not come: but always the  ���������decree h.Kt been 'carried 'out,  He pointed (Kit to us one (lay, as ue rodei together down a mountain path a ..deep ray ine,  whose iron stone'wall ran sheer down 150 feet,  beside- the 'roadway.-a' horrible place. "Here,"  he said gloomily, 'VI executed a sentence. He  was a Greek, but Rvah'(Turkish subject); we  would have let him ifo, but he bad killed one ot  us. His ransom-was fixed at 200 Turkish pounds.  It never came, lie was with us for a month.  We liked him.' He nursed me when I had fever,  and he was always pleasant, but always anxious  about his ransom, knowing it would not come.  At last, we named a dav, and then the governor  of Filibe sent troops after us. So we drew lots  and it. fell on me. We rode along this oath, all  of us -heand I -togetheivside by side, behind the  rest.    When we i^ot here I shot his horse in the  I  head.    It leaped into the air.   He gave one cry;  4Ah, Stephani!' Then he went over."  He told me another story one winter's night.  They captured 2 children, twins, 7 years of age.  A ransom ot" 400 Turkish pounds was asked for  the children, who meanwhile were well cared  for. At length came a heartrending letter from  the unhappy father, saying that he had sold all  he had in the world and borrowed all he could  obtain, and t hat even then all he was able to  offer was 220 pounds.  Ultimately he received word to pay what he  could, and his children, he was told, would be  found at the head of the valley, 2 miles from his  house.  When he got there, one child, in new clothes,  clean, healthy, and happy, ran to meet him.  Her sister, she said, was close by, "with the  man."  She led him to the place-she had but then  left it.  There sat the little girl alone on a, ledge of  rock. She, too, was dre'ssed in new clothes; she  had an eikon round her neck and held a bouquet  in her lap. But her throat was cut from ear to  ear and she was already dead.  The Minister.  To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle; I  noticed in a western newspaper a week or so ago  some lines taken from an old Scotch song which  was said to have the title of "The Minister."  Some doubt was thrown upon the name of the  author, although the editor seemed to think that  it must have been Robert Burns. If you are  cognizant of this song, perhaps you might give  some light upon it to your readers.       Paton.  Answer: The song, 4*The Minister," alluded  to is probably the one to which, several correspondents have been paying their respects in the  Leeds (England) Mercury for some time back.  The latest contribution on the subject in that  paper says: "Who wrote 'The Minister?' He  must have been a Scotchman, and, I think, the  date would be from 1720 to 1790. The poem  proves its quality so much on examination that  1 cannot but agree with Elliott (a previous correspondent), 'It is very like Bobby, isn't it?'  How it comes to pass that it is not in any edition  or reminiscence of Burns we must leave. Perhaps the authorship will yet be found." The  following is the poem:  Our wife she keeps baith beef and yill  And tea to treat the minister;  There's nocht for me but sop the kale,  The beef is for the minister.  Besides a bottle keeps in by  To warm, his breast when he's no dry;  While 1 the water stoup maun try���������  May the de/il stick the minister.  Our minster he's noo fawn sick;  Wacs me, the minister!,  Wha'll save us noo frac auid Nick,  Gin the Lord tak' the minister.  Left to ourscls we ken fu' wf������el  The brent upstairs we canua speel;  We'll lust turn back and meet the de'il,  Gin the Lord tak' the minister.  Our minister he has nae pride,  Ne'er a bit, the minister;  He just sits down by our tireside,  Gin he war no the minister.  He taks the glide wife by the hand.  Says. "John, man, sit; what makes ye stand?  Has a' the bairns at his cammand���������  lie's a holy man, the minister.  The convenant he can explain���������  He's a wise man the minister:  Thinks nae religion like his am���������  We maun think like the minister.  The papists are a wicked sect,  Thev no belang to the Lord's elect;  Gin parliament their claims accept,  May the de'il stick the minister!  Our minister he's aft in want,  He's a pair man, the minister;  Whatc'rbe wants we a' maun grant,  Wcmaun supply the minister.  And aft to him a horse we lend :  11 is wife and bairns on us depend,  Th<>'ous ainscls c^in hardly fend���������  May the de'il stick the minister.  Yet still he's useful in his place,  lie's a hraw man, the minister;  At ilka feast l������e says the grace,  NaneJitter than the minister:  And when the glasses come in view.  He savs, -We'll drink, but no get fou ;  "Hie deeds the Ix>rd does not allow;'  Yet fou gets the minister.  He preaches loud, he saft does pray;  This says the minister-���������  "Ye need' no fear your dying day.  Gin ve be like your minister.  Yell get abune. ye needna fear;  He sure that after me ye sneer."  Hut, faith, we doubt when we get there.  We'll no see the minister.  Henry Anderson,  Notary Public  John L. Retallack.  Anderson & Retallack,  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  frown Grants obtained for Mineral Claim*.  Agents for Absentee Claim Owners.  Collection* Made.  Correspondence Solicited.  Office in Townsitc office, Sutton street, Ainsworth, B. C.  .i i , i     - ,        i        '  ���������������������������- ���������.���������-,���������������! ,   r��������� ��������� <<-      -     ���������   '"   ������������������  ������������������������-���������I,���������.I.-W��������� .��������������� ���������   ���������    ������������������ ^  BREMNER & WATSON,  AlftSWpRTH, B. C.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR HIRE.  Con tracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, e^v  to and from mines in Hot Springs district. "  ALL TEAMING  WORK  UNDERTAKEN.  Agents   for  Oavies-Say ward    Sawmill   Companyft  Lumber, Moldings, and Shingle*.  HENRY & ADAMS,  PIONEER DRUG STOEE,  AINSWORTH, ������ B. C.  Drugs and Medicines, Wall Paper, Paints and Oils,   *  Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc. f ~<-\ ;:'  i    a  J. A. MELVILLE*  > AKOHITECT,    "  [MOTOR MB  BUILD;  AISWORTH, B. C.  Plans, specification^ and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.  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. CAMPBELL, manager.  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink,  BUY AND SELL  Town Lots and Mineral  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 Winer Knilding* ���������Xelsom.-B. i\-_  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intenoV to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease for cutting timber the Allowing described land: Beginning at a post marked southeast corner of G. B. Wrights timber lease " near the trai J repeats  built up Schroder creek, said post being about 3miles from  the mouth of Schroder creek, thence running west alons  crtiH' ^������hrnd.*r creek 160 chains,-thence north-SO-uiains,  to place of commencement: containing g^'^g^f^_or  le^s  Ahisworth, October 22nd, 1891.  J������.  <>  ���������,*��������� :  ������r HOT SPRINGS NEWS:  ADTSWOBTH, B. 0., NOVEMBER 14, 1891.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  :e>:elaXj3e::e������S iist  A    <  A"  T,    >?  if.  f  CI  v       .1 i  Pi  ii "-'*���������,  g&  KS; U.:.* ���������  tV  Hi iV  s, '  ' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware; (^  Dry Q-oods, Clothing, Men's Ito  and Shoes,  Having bought the stock and hook debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & 00., all parties having outstanding accounts  are requested to call and settle them as soon as nossible.  LOCAL   AND   PERSONAL.  William Alperson left Ainsworth on Monday for Spokane.   He was loaded to the guards with facts and figures  , on the Slocan district He carried in his coat-tail pocket a  map of the new district, which is the most correct yet  made.   He will have it lithographed, and will then put in a  . month or two lecturing on the mineral resources of the  British Kootenay and explaining the many obstacles he  , overcame in perfecting his map.  ,A. D. Wheeler is the possessor of an eastern publication  that contains a story, entitled "Dan Dunn's Camp," which  riot only describes now railways are built, but gives pictures of Dan Dunn and Jack Kirkup, both well-known  .residents of West Kootenay district. Much of the story is  imaginative, but the pictures of Dan and Jack are true to  life, especially Dan's.  Much complaint is heard because of there being only  one mail a week between Ainsworth and Nelson, even now  , when there is a.daily boat between the two towns. It  would be useless to suggest to pbstoflice inspector Fletcher  that mails be sent daily, for that official, is penurious in  everything pertaining to postal expenditures-Texcept, per-  , haDS, his own expenses when making semi-occasional tours  of inspection. ' " ,     '   ��������� _  r ** Hi" Sweet, engineer of the Galena, who has been confined to his room at Nelson for 2 weeks, has so far recovered  as to be able to be on the streets.  He had a close call.  Canadian Pacific engineer Stewart'and G. B. Nagle arrived at, Ainsworth today*frdm their exploration trip  through the Slocan country. They do not give their  opinions as to the best; route in and out of that Eldorado,  and merely state that they were & days in making the trip  from Slocan lake to Kaslo City.  This week W. Jevons, manager of the Tenderfoot mine,  succeeded in loading the machinery for that mine on  the Midge's barge at Nelson without an accident, and  hopes to have it at the mine within a few days.  AU the boys belonging in Ainsworth and Hot Springs  district are back from the Slocan, Tom McGovern being  the last to show up. He reports the Kaslo creek route not  only the shortest but the most practicable for a wagon  road into the new camp.  The happiest man that visited Ainsworth this summer  was James E. Dolan of, Kootenay, Idaho, who was in here  last week on a visit. "Jim" was accompanied by mrs.  Dolan, and looked as if he had never worn a frown.  Jack Thompson, who has been foreman at the Number  One and United mines since those properties came into the  possession of the Revelstoke Mining Company, left Ainsworth this week, intending to put in the winter on the  coast. Dr. Campbell, manager of the same company, arrived from Spokane on Friday. He states that work will  probably be resumed in a week or two.  The people of Hot Springs district would like to know why  it is that tenders are not called for for the recorder's office  and lockup at Ainsworth. The season is pretty well ad-  vancedand if the building is to be erected this year, it is  about time the work was commenced.  There will be considerable competition and rivalry in  the spring for the trade of the new district on Slocan lake.  The merchants of Ainsworth do not propose to,let those of  Nelson get away with all the baggage, and being at least  30 miles nearer the new camp, think they have a little the  best of it.  A. S. FarweU left Ainsworth for Nelson this week, having completed surveys of the following mineral claims for  crown grants: The Fourth and Storm Cloud for G. C.  Howe of Duluth, Minnesota; the Old Timer and Blalock  for Richard Ash worth of Billings, Montana; and the  Neosho for dr. Coe of Seattle, Washington. It will thus  be seen that citizens of the United States, or British subjects resident in the United States, own the bulk of our  claims likely to be developed into mines.  Some of the boys who attempt to make short cuts to  new districts undergo great haraships. E. A. Bielenberg  and his partner, on a recent trip, were several days on  very short rations. Another party of which Bill McCul-  loch was a member had an equally hard time. Mr. Mc-  Culloch went 4 days without grub, when he managed to  kill a porcupine. Now he is in a critical condition at Ainsworth because of swallowing one of the quills.  The Koptenay-KaRlo Land Company's engineer, John  l������een of Victoria, is now at yJCaslo City, and will be engaged for a month or more in making surveys and taking  levels for a railway up Kaslo creek. It is reported that  there is now a foot and a half of snow on the divide at  Fish and Bear lakes.  CREAM   Or   THE   WOKLU'ft   NEWS.  MINERAL CLAIMS RECORDED AND  TRANSFERRED  AT AINSWORTH, HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT.  Thursday, November 5th.���������The Rainstorm, situate about  2 miles west of Kootenay lake and being a northerly extension of the Krao; Lee Parkinson and Ernest Harrop locators. The Autumn Leaf, situate about 2 miles west of  Kootenay, lake and running parallel with and adjoining  the ea^t side line of the Number One; Ernest Harrop locator.  Tuesday, November 10th.���������The Trapper, situate about 12  miles west of Kootenay lake and about 2Jr miles north of  the north branch of Kaslo creek and adjoining the east  end of the Grizzly; John Allan locator.  Wednesday, November Uth.���������The Ajax, situate about H  miles west of Kootenay lake, about * a mile east of the  United, and running parallel with and adjoining the east  side line of the Silver Tip; T. Martin. M. Kinney, and C.  Cole locators. The Ibex, situate about 1 \ miles west of  Kootenay lake, about ��������������� a mile east of the United and being  a southerly exuension of the Ajax; Thomas Martin, M. Kinney and Charles Cole locators. The Silver Crown, situate  about 2 miles west of Kootenay lake and adjoining the  northwest corner of the United; Thomas Martin and  Charles Cole locators.  BILLS OF SALE.  Monday, November 9th.���������John J. Baker and J. F. Burr  to Charles Brown, an undivided ������ interest in the Fergus  and an undivided ������ interest in the Daisy, situate about 1  mile west of Kootenay lake and about .3 miles north of  Ainsworth; consideration $4000.  Wednesday, November 11th.���������Samuel Lovett to James  Clark, an undivided ������ interest in the Moonlight, situate in  Hot Springs camp; consideration $1.  Kamloops Sentinel, 7th: "It is announced that F. G.  Vernon, commissioner of lands and works, through G. G,  MacKay, has sold to the earl of Aberdeen his large tract  of land, comprising nearly 14,000 acres, the price being in  the vicinity of #250,000. It is situated in the Coldstream  valley, and stretches from within a mile of Vernon for  about 8 miles, and is believed to be the most beautiful, as  it is one of the most valuable possessions in British Columbia. It is the earl's intention to break up this large  tract into small holdings, on which he will settle sturdy  young Scotch fanners.  Golden Era, 7th: "Born���������tit Golden, on November 4th,  to the wife of F. P. Armstrong, a daughter.  Cabinet differences at Ottawa have been'arranged and  the political crisis is over temporarily. At a conference  on the morning of the 3rd secretory of state- Chapleau  agreed to continue in his present position for a time and to  succeed Edgar Dewdney as minister of the interior, when  the latter is retired to become lieutenant-governor of British Columbia. J. A. Ouimette, ex-speaker of the house of  commons, will succeed Chapleau as secretary of state. A.  R. Angers, at present lieutenant-governor of Quebec, will  become minister of agriculture, replacing John Carling.  All the employes of the late Charles Stewart Parnell on  , his Ayondale estate in Ireland have been dismissed and  the sawmills and Arklow Quarries, which also belonged to  Parnell, arc to be sold.   Only the family mansion will be  retained.  The election of admiral Montt as president of the republic  of Chili1 was hailed with much enthusiasm, as he is popular  with all classes. It is believed that with the resumption  of constitutional government the questions now at issue  between Chili and the United States will be more calmly  considered and,that the outcome will be satisfactory to  both sides.  , An explosion in the Last Chance mine, near Ward nor,  Idaho, resulted in the death of Dan McLean and the  serious, if not fatal, wounding of Dan Sullivan and William Parks. They were engaged in fixing percussion caps  when a package accidently exploded.  The election contest for member of parliament for Cork  city, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles  Stewart Parnell, resulted in a victory for the McCarthyites.  Their candidate (Martin Flavin) defeated the Parnellito  candidate (John E. Redmond) by1500.  A special meeting of the directors of the Boston & Mo":  tana Mining Company has been called to be held at Butte,  Montana, on December 22nd, for the purpose of mortgaging the property to raise $600,000 to be expended in building  an electric reduction plant at Great Falls.  President Eonseca of Brazil, following'in the footsteps of  Balmaceda of Chili, has dissolved congress and proclaimed  martial law. Having both the army and navy at his back,  lie may be luckier than was the Pacific coast dictator.  Jim McConneil, an old-timer in the Kettle River country, has sold his ranch for ������18,000, and will reside at Victoria hereafter.  Jim Brown, who killed a half-breed desperado on Kettle  river about 2 weeks ago, Was released by a Colvilie justice.  H. GIEGERICH  j  Having Purchased the Stocks Carried by  The Lindsay Mercantile Co.  and Fletcher & Co.  is prepared to supply Prospectors, Mining Companies, and the General Trade with  everything in the line of  MINING AND MINERS' SUPPLIES  J  Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Tinware, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.    The stock carried will  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  ^gkeistt fob GKT-Ajsra? :po"W~~d:e:r co3yn^^.3sr^r.  (The best powder made for use in mines.)  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,      AJTTNTS~V7^  (In building lately occupied by Fletcher & Co.> "^ J*���������**        V  W ~* ���������J��������� W  ��������������������������� ���������*������������������*���������-.

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