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 HOT SPRINGS  NUMBER 19.  AINSWOETH,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,  WEDNESDAY,  JANUARY 27,  1882.  TEN CENTS.  THE    LAS 19   OF   "1NKKTTV   SOOS."  BrtJ*  is  "S'h  rr  Sun, silence, and adobe���������that is New Mexico  in H words,    If a fourth were to  be added, it  need be only to clinch the 11.    It >is the great  American   mystery ��������� the    national    Rip    Van  Winkle���������the United States which is not United  States.    Here is the land of poco tieinpo���������the  home of "Pretty Soon,"    Why hurry with the  hurrying world?   The  "pretty soon" of   New  Spain  is better than  the "Now! Now!" of the  haggard states.    The opiate sun soothes to rest,  the adobe is made to lean against, the hush of  day-long noon will not be broken.    Let us not  hasten���������manana  will do.    Better still, pasado  manana.   New Mexico  is the anomaly of the  republic.    It ks a century older to European civilization  than   the  rest, and several centuries  older still in a happier scmi-civilizatiqji of  its  own.    It had its little walled cities of stone before Columbus had grandparents-to-be; and it,  has them yet.    The most incredible pioneering  the world has ever seen overran it with the zeal  of a prairie lire 350 years ago; and the embers of  that unparalleled blaze of exploration are not  quite    dead    today.     Tli'e    most    superhuman  marches, the most awful privations, the most  devoted heroism, the most unsleeping vigilance  wrested this bare brown land to the world; and  having wrested it, went to sleep.    The winning  was the wakefidlest in history���������the after-nap  "eternal.    It   never has wakened���������one does not  know that it ever can.   Nature herself does little  lint slepjfhere.   A few semi-bustling American  towns wart the territorial niap. It is pockmarked  with cattle ranches and mines, where experience  haso wielded  his   costly  birch  over millionaire  pupils  from  the east   and the continent.    But  the virus never reached the blood���������the pits are  only skin-deep.    The Saxon excrescences are already asleep too.    The cowboy is a broken idol.  He  no   longer shoots   up   the  town, or riddles  heels reluctant for the dance.    His day is done;  and so is that  of t\\e argonaut.    They both are  with us. but their litis are heavy.    And around  them is New Spain again, dreamy as ever after  their rude but short-lived  nudging.    The sheep  which feed New Mexico -doze again on the  mesas, no longer routed by their long-horned  foes; and where sheep are. is rest. The brown  or gray adobe hamlets of the descendants of  those fiery souls who wrecked here a commonwealth hefoie the Saxon fairly knew there was  a New World: tin* strange terraced towns of  the aboriginal pioneers who out-Spaniarded the  Spaniards by unknown centuries; the scant  leaven of incongruous American brick -all are  under the spell. And the abrupt mountains,  the echoing, rock-walled canyons, the sunburnt  mesas, the streams, bankrupt by their own shy-  lock sands, the gaunt, -brown,, treeless' plains,  the anient sky, all harmonize with unearthly  .���������'unanimity/'.' Picturesque is a tame word for it.  It is a picture, a romance, a dream, all in one.  It is our one corner that is the sun's very own.  Here'he. has had his way and no discrepancy  -.mars his work. It is a.land of quaint, swart  .���������faces., of oriented dress and un spelled speech: a  land where 'distance is lost and the eye is a liar:  a lank of inetVable lights and sudden shadows;  of polytheism, and supers! it ion.-whore-the rat tie-  snake" is a demagogue and t he cigarette a means  of grace, and where Christians mangle and crucify themselves the heart. C)f Africa beating  against the ribs of tin1 Rockies.  '"Yet New Mexico has recently been awarded  the.pahn iA' unequalled excellence on this continent as a health resort more especially for those  alllicted with lung and t h'rdal allict ions. Among  t he remarkable 'favorable������������������'climatic' "condit ions  prevailing in New Mexico are moderately high  altitudes,' dryness of air and soil, and a genial  intensity of sunshine.: Among the places suggested as ideal resorts for invalids are the quaint-  old city o\' Santa Fe, Las Vegas and its hot  springs', the bustling youngeity of Albuquerque,  and places  of lesser'note.    It   is predicted that  the salubrity of the climate of New Mexico will,  in time, bring it 10-fold greater fame and wealth  than their vaunted mines of precious metals  will vield to Colorado and Arizona.  (atAIVS   OF   GOIJK  Night conceals a world, but reveals a universe.  What is money good for but to do good with?  Grief counts the seconds, happiness forgets  the hours.  Everything is bitter to him who has gall in  his mouth.  By the side of "Know thyself" should be written "Be thyself."  True valor is like honesty, it enters into all  that a man sees or does. ^  Children are taught more than they ever learn,  and learn more than they are ever taught.  Excess of grief for the deceased is madness,  for it is an injury to the living and the dead  know it not.  Masterful minds scorn not, but master details. Great men leave contempt of little things  to little minds.  Who is powerful? He who can control his  passions. Who is rich? He who is contented  with what he has?  The future of society is in the hands of the  mothers. If the world Avas lost through woman,  she alone can save it.  The service we may have rendered to others  loses the name of a benefit as soon as we begin  to expect the least reward.  It is much easier to reconcile an enemy than  to compter him; victory may deprive him of his  poison, but reconciliation of his will.  The moral Quality of things is entirely a personal matter. He who laughs at; the miseries of  other people is a brute; if he laughs at his own,  he is a hero.  Wisdom, like many other human attributes,  is only for the timer We are wise today that  tomorrow we may look back and say, "How  foolish we were!"  How much trouble he avoids who does not  look to see what his neighbor savs or does or  thinks, but only to^wtiat he dtfeyrttm&viZ that it-  may be just and pure!  The chief reward of helping others is the effect  it has upon our own character, and not the expectation of any repayment as for a loan or an  investment on interest.  IMeasanlrics  of  Paragrnphcrs.  Vou can't measure a girl's love by its sighs.    ,  A double chin���������When two women meet.  The dark ages are the ones that elderly spinsters refuse to divulge.  Editor^! am sorry, but I cannot talk to anyone today. 'Author���������Oh, that's no matter: I  will do all the talking myself.  Coroner���������What was found in the dead woman's pocket?���������. Assistant���������-Not liihg as yet. An  expert has been sent for to find the pocket.  New Clerk -What do the jobbers 'mean by  putting *kC. O. I)/' on all the packages they send  us?    .Jeweler    I guess they think we are a little  fish v.  The best way to keep a diary, is to keep it  clean. Never write in your diary, my son, unless you desire to be sorry at some future time  in your life. . j  One of the specimens of Italian art conspieu-   j  ous   in this-.country is the facile  dexterity  by   |  which short measure is given in a nickel's worth  of. ]>ean u t s.  ItEiMioiis til   iiold   Wrpossled 'l>y'a Hoi  Spring.  One of the wonders of Australia.-, and one of  the greatest natural curiosities of the world, is  the 'Mount Morgan, gold mine in Queensland.  The precious metal contained in this mine, which  has paid a dividend of not less than $0,(KK),(K)0.in  a year, was deposited by a hot spring.  5IIM\<;    NEWS   FOR   THE   WEEK.  All reports for the week are of the most encouraging kind���������the kind that makes mine owners willingly go down in their pockets for. the  wherewith to carry on development work. At  the Skyliue, drifts are being run both ways on  the ledge from the end of the crosscut.   The  drifts are being run on the footwall and are now  in about 20 feet each.   The ore, although not  solid, is of good grade.   The work of timbering  the United shaft is almost completed.   At the  Neosho, the shaft is down 115 feet, and while  the ore is not all high grade, stringers give as-s  says up in the thousands, the highest being over  $4000.   A tunnel is being run on the, MiuncapbT  lis, a claim to the south of Loop lake, which  was recently bonded.   The drifts.from the 100-  foot station on the Krao made good progress,  during the week,.and that property is beginning���������  to look like an actual mine, its superintendent  being a man at one time a principal* owner in\  the Poornian mine in the Cceur d'Alenes, which,  is today pne of the big mines of that section ofH  Idaho, and who is reported as saying that :the  Krao is likely to turn out to be another "Poqrj ^  man." ���������  ���������//'  (/  v-     [in. s, y>  '      S *  i (   r J *  , s>-   '~VJ,J. 1  '     'i   '^Sf  V ^^ Ms  -" -   < -syj ,*  ������q������pii  i '���������  ?r*  y"i  -151 ^jhsr*  mm  Vv i   , -" > til i''i&',!  |J-  ���������      -   ���������'*3 Vis  V, "h'1  All Happened on Friday.  Declaration -of ������������������. Independence ,was signed on  Friday.   eC' .   4       ,'v.  Washington was b(>rn on Friday.  ���������   Queen Victoria was married Oti Friday.  America was discovered on Friday.  Mayflower landed on Friday; / >". :   ������������������, ���������. i^^^fm  ���������Joan of Arc was1 burned' at the-stakeroh^Fri"t^SS:^S  day. ',. ���������     ^        ������ T       -      .   ���������     .     ^-f ������"*-"'&*'��������� ^~W:i  Battle of .Waterloo was fought on Friday. ;'; //  Bastile, was burned oh Friday". ���������,    - -" ���������" :f -v'.- * -."������'$:  Battle of Marengo was fought on Friday -\.\ i  Julius Caesar was assassinatedOon Friday.    *  Moscow wras burned on Friday. -:-  Shakespeare was born on Friday.  King Charles I was beheaded on Friday.  Battle of New Orleans was fought on Friday.  Lincoln was assassinated on Friday. ,   ,  3754 Miles in Ten Days.  5  During the fall of the year large numbers of  "Danes and Seanditta^3������"ge3fe^ from  America for the purpose of spending Christmas  in their own couutry. It will surprise most people to know how quickly the journey from New  York to Copenhagen can be accomplished. A  party of emigrants left New York by the Teutonic on Wednesday, November 18th, and  reached Liverpool on November 25th. They  proceeded at once to Hull, and embarked the  same evening by the Wilson liner Cameo, arriv-  at Copenhagen on November 28th, thus cov-  a- the entire distance of 3751 miles in 10 days.  nig a  erin  Corrupt, but JLoyal to fiiis Race.  New disclosures of corruption on the part of  ex-premier Mercier and his followers of Quebec  continue to be made, but they do not appear to  shake the adhesion of his political party.    The  fact emphasizes the bitterness of the contest between the French Canadians and their ���������'neighbors of British birth or descent. Mercier, aside  from his corruptness, represents the aspirations  of the French Canadians for dominion, and they  will excuse his shortcomings on account of his  loyalty to his race. The next elections will undoubtedly prove his strength with his people.  B������oilifers for AmMlious Biootenuy  rolilieiaiss.  Luigi Emanuele Faiina, the Italian/deputy  who died a short time ago, was a politician of  unique electioneering devices. On one rainy  election day he'sent to each of about 400 voters  an umbrella with his compliments. At another  time he had pigs driven through the streets  with this notice hanging from the snout of  each: 4*Whoever votes for Farina may eat  of me." HOT SPEDJGS NEWS:  AINSWOBTH, B. 0., JAKTJABY 27, 1892.  IF ' .  X4-..      ������  lav.." * r     f   t  l sw~ ������������������>..,,"  |i't..;V,"i - ''  life* ;f"1 ��������� ���������  I   Vr*1* ���������'   Vt'r1     ^  7WJ������ //OT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON WED-  nesdays, and will be mailed to subscribers at tlte following  rates t payable in advance: One year $4, six months -$2.50,  three months $1.50. Advertising rates given on application.  No communication or letter aver an anonymous signature  will be printed. HOUSTON & INK, Proprietors.  g}ot (Springs |fctos.  BRITISH COLUMBIA IS LAGGING  BEHIND  IN  THE   RACE.  Today Colorado is one of the most prosperous  states in the Union, a prosperity the direct result  of mining.   What mining has done for Colorado  it will do for British Columbia.    British Columbia has a larger area of agricultural and pastoral  land than Colorado; has much more wealth in  timber and fisheries; has almost illimitable coal  measures;   has thousands of square  miles of  mountainous regions yetuuprospected; and has  a climate and government not second to Colorado, at least.   Yet while Colorado produced a  total of over $30,000,000 in gold, silver, lead, and  ';;. copper in 1891, British Columbia's total output  of these  metals did not reach $500,000.   Not-  withstanding it has the ocean for a highway and  the western terminus of a great transcontinental  railway system within  its boundaries,  which  should insure  cheap transportation  facilities,  British Columbia is today���������as far as mining for  ,   the precious metals is concerned���������where Colo-  .:,; rado was 25 years ago, when every pound of  freignt to or from its mining camps and towns  /had to be freighted from 600 to 1000 miles, by ox  and mule teams, through a country infested by  hostile Indians.  In printing the following table, which shows  the actual output of the smelters of Colorado  for the year 1891, The Miner believes that  equal as good a showing is possible for British  Columbia:  Omaha and Grant, Denver  ������8,896,512  Boston and Colorado, Denver  3,594,853  Globe, Denver  3,289,306  Pueblo S. & R. Co., Pueblo  3,590,646  Colorado S. & R, Co., Pueblo.:  1.710,545  Philadelphia, Pueblo  3,613,815  San Juan S. & It. Co., Durango  1,114,756  American S. & R. Co., Leadville.  Harrison Reduction Works, Leadville.  Elgin Smelting Co���������, Leadville...: . i,..  Arkansas Valley, Leadville.  ...-....... ';������������������  Kansas City Smelter, Kansas City.: .'������������������..���������;'  Eastern Smelting Works;..... v.........  St. Louis assay office. .'.'���������...,...........  Miscellaneous..............:,'::.:.u :..���������:.  United States Mint, Denver ......-.',;..  2,384,423  1,136,602  ,        582,997  2,056,483  279,584  77,326  45,030  75,551  1,100,000  $33,548,329  Grand Total.......;. .v.......,. ..>......'.  The smelting plants of Colorado ha ve all added  to their facilities during the year, says the Denver Mining Exchange Journal,  and many   of  them are in progress of enlargement to twice  their present capacity,  in  consequence of the  assured increased production of the mines.    No  such sudden demand has ever before presented  itself to the proprietors of the reduction works,  and   they  are   thus   early   preparing to  treat  promptly and  buy cheerfully  any  output  the  miners may choose to ;offer them.    Their cash  system of purchasing all offerings regardless of  quantity and high  grades  has   been, and will  continue to be, one of the chief stimulants to  energetic   mining   and   one   of   the   greatest  factors  for  keeping  money in  circulation and  warding   off   the    hard   times     prevalent   in  all     sections     where    .mining     is     not     the  paramount   industry.     The  Colorado smelters  have   never   combined   to  depress   a  drooping  market   nor  refused  to  buv ores.    Thev  have  never "worked a corner," but on the contrary  have always-'.'maintained   a   competitive'..cash  market, open to the mine owners of neighboring states as well as those of Colorado.    No valuable ores are declined because of high percent  age of zinc or other refractory and value-robbing  constituents. They are well prepared for all  processes preliminary to smelting, and thus  capable of handling any and all kind of ores  mined in the entire Rocky Mountain regions,  thus constituting the largest and most perfect  system of ore reduction of any locality in the  known world.   AN    ADDRESS     THAT    CONTAINS    MUCH  TRUTH.  Mr. Powderly has just issued an address on  the Chinese immigration question, which is to  be read in all the district and local assemblies of  the Knights of Labor.    Tn the address he says  that had not the tide of their immigration been  checked, there would not be a white laborer at  work west of the Rocky mountains, while those  east of that range would be retiring before the  barbaric hordes whp work almost for nothing.  In speaking of Ghinese restriction mr. Powderly  says:    "On May 6,1882, that act was signed by  " president Arthur.    It "went into effect 90 days  " after he signed it and after the 6th day of May,  " 1892, it will have expired and every barrier to  " the   immigration   and   the   importation   of  " Chinese cheap labor will be swept away, wages  " reduced to the level at which manhood cannot  " be maintained, the substitution of the Mo'ti-  " golian slave for the American freeman, the  " abandonment of the home for the street and  '" slum, the prostitution of* men's and women's  "bodies;   indeed,   the   overthrow  of  this  re-  ,;' public are among the possibilities if congress  " does hot re-enact that or a more stringent law  "for the prohibition of this most servile of all  "races.   Some of the most powerful influences  " in this nation are now at work on congress in-  " terceding for the Chinese.   They are at work  " on congressmen and senators, their mission-  " aries are laying plans for the conversion of the  " president of the Unit ed States to their theories.  " Standing behind them are the Christian ein-  " ployers of this land, who would rather import  " a heathen willing to work for barely enough  " to sustain life than retain a brother Christian  " at a wage sufficient to enable a man to live as  " becomes a Christian. We do not want opium,  " or the Ghinese Who grow it>   Both are curses  " when planted where civilization has a foot-  "'hold." "' .;";' ���������:.���������-.���������/���������;/���������  "BARRACKS,   BIVOUACS; AND   BATTLES:'  Archibald   Forbes,   the   well-known   English  war correspondent, publishes a volume of brief  sketches, the character of which is indicated bv  the title.   Some of them  are reminiscences of  facts, others are clearly fictions,'���������������������������probably based  upon actual occurrences.    All are reprintsfrom  various periodicals.    As might be expected of a  successful 'war correspondent, the author has a  graphic and taking style and his facts and fictions  alike are entertaining  reading.    He has  the advantage of having been bred to military,  life in the British cavalry service, and his long  experience, as a correspondent with the armies  of various civilized nations gives him the right  to opinions on military subjects.    Some of these  articles are informational regarding the causes  of  recent episodes in  the  British  army.    Mr.  Forbes is disposed to attribute the dissatisfaction and mutinous conduct lately exhibited by  a number of British regiments to the systematic  propagation of socialistic ideas among the rank  and file, in. some cases even influencing officers.  Formerly   enlistment  in  the   British   service  was for 21 years, and the soldier who lived out  his term was very apt to. stay in-the service? as  long as he was physically able.    Of late years,  the short term, 3 years system has been adopted.  Without formally discussing the question mr.  Forbes frequently makes it evident that in his  opinion the change has not been for the good of  the service. He even seems to have a kindly  side for the old-fashioned aristocratic plan of  trusting to the native pluck and honor of British  gentlemen in officering the service, regardless of  military, scholastic, preparatory training. Possibly this may be with him a matter of sympathy rather than of deliberate conviction.  In an article entitled "Fire Discipline," mr.  Forbes plainly deprecates the modern tendency  in the British army to hunt cover.    He admits  that modern  weapons of range and  precision  render it necessary to  take greater   pains to  shelter troops from fire, but he thinks it is overdone.   There are times when great sacrifices of  life must be freely made to win victories.    As  Napoleon remarked at Borodino, "There is no  making an omelette   without   breaking  some  eggs.T'   He thinks that this over-solicitude to  avoid exposure injures the morale of troops, and  unfits them for emergencies.   Sound individual  morale is all the more necessary now because of  the loose formation universally adopted in con- >  sequence of improvements in small arms.   The  "touch of the elbow" is lost and the soldier must  have the "sand" to stand alone.   He does not believe that even with modern magazine rifles a  dash in the open necessarily implies the annihilation of the attacking force.   Troops will stand  a great deal of '.'annihilation" and still remain  fit for service.    He recites Pieketts' charge at  Gettysburg, the sacrifices of Alvensleben's Germans at Mars la Tour and other instances in  European warfare to f>rove his contention.    He  quotes the remark of an old German general  when his young soldiers showed some unsteadiness  before  Metz:     "Dev  vant  to be a little  snooted;   dey  vill  do   better next  time," and  thinks   that   all   soldiers  need   to  be a  "little  shoot ed," and that unless they are exposed somewhat,  instead of  being coddled  behind  cover,  they will never be what they ought to be.    This  view will probably commend itself more to the  commanding general than to the recruit.  Still Another '.'New Sloumbonl.  The people of��������� A.insw-orth are beginning to see  that if tliey are not up and doing, rival towns  will get away with the baggage. They are beginning to see that Ainsworth must lie made  headquarters for other interests than mining, if it is to get its share of the trade of the  Kootenay Lake country. To this end, inessrs.  Jevons, Watson, Brenineiyand Lovatf have undertaken to build a steamboat, and what these  gentlemen undertake they will carry through  successfully. Work ���������.���������'was com me need yesterday,  and lumber is .being hauled to where ways will  be placed. ' The boat is. to he -80'feet long and a  stern wheeler "with powerful "machinery.. Frank  TH It on will superintend its -building.  Impromptu NonsciiM'.  The game of -impromptu 'nonsense"rhymes is  coming  up  again.    The   other  night- a   young'  ���������high' churchman 'declared that lie could not  find a rhyme for Kpiscopalian; and one. of the  party immediately provided him' with the following:  There was an old tatterdemalion  Who went on a spree Saturnalian;  Vyj'icii 1 hey nahhed hi-m, said he.  "Take your hands oil o' me!  I'm a. liitfh church Kpiscopaliaid"  HENRY & ADAMS,  DRUG STORE,  ABXSHOltTIl,   K. <  Drills and  Medicines. Wall  Paper, Paints and Oils,  Tohacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc. r  HOT SPRINGS NEWS:   ADTSWOBTH, B. 0., JANUARY 27, 1892.  TIIK    i:\PEKIK\CKS    OF    AN    AFRICA*    TRADER.  One of the first events of importance after our  arrival at Suakin was the return of one of our  native traders, whom our agent had dispatched  to Berber and Khartoum about 3 months previously.   He was a medium-sized mild-mannered  Ethiop, with a transparently honest face, big  eyes, and a snub nose.    He rejoiced in the name  of Mohammed Achmed Haharda Aila, and he  boasted  himself  a  shereef (descendant of the  prophet) of the Amarar tribe.    In obedience to  Kismet  and  Osmun   Digna's   decree enforcing  shaven  crowns,  he  had sacrificed   his touzled  fuzzy wig and wore in its place a parti-colored  turban.   The account he. gave of his stewardship  was, to say the least of it, highly entertaining.  Front Berber our trader proceeded to Khartoum,  and   he gave u^ a harrowing account of the  traces of ruin ntk\ desolation  left by the twin  destroyers, war and famine, in the districts he  traversed.   The country was almost denuded of  its inhabitaiits, and such few as remained were  perishing of hunger.    At Metammeh not a soul  was left.    The way wTas strewn- with human  skulls and bones.     All the waterwheels were  silent,  for   their "owners weie   no   more.     At  Khartoum itself widows and  orphnas were in  the .majority: millet was at 8 times its normal  price; and even Slat in Bey; Gordon's sole surviving lieutenant, was begging for food.    Here  Waharda Aila was subjected to further extortion at the hands of the Mahdist officials.    A  gentleman of the name of Ibrahim Wahid Etlau,  who appeared to be a sort of chancellor of the  exchequer to the Khalifa, required baksheesh at  his hands,  though, to do him justice,   he was  more moderate in his demands than the Hake-,  emdar of Berber.    But then neither did he send  us a sword and uniform nor a nice letter full of  pretty compliments, . Circumstances being so  unfavorable for trade, Waharda made no great  stay at Khartoum.    Having finally disposed of  the remainder of his merchandise*, he returned  by easy stages to Suakin, dropping ii few more  dollars on the way at Handoub, which were exacted from him by Achmed Mahmoud, the dervish commander of that stronghold.  After such an interesting narrative.it seemed  almost impertinent to ask, but 1 did venture to  inquire what he had to show for the grey shirtings and camels and other equipment  wherewith he had been endowed prior to his departure  up country.    He replied tliat he had got some  gold  in  rings,  a  large  horn of musk,  and an  Abyssinian woman.   "Abyssinian woman?'"said  I, "what's she for?"    "Oh!   I bought her," replied    Waharda   Aila,    in   no   whit   abashed.  "Bought   her?    Why  did   you   buy   her,  and  where is she?"    He said  that   he   had  left   the  lady in the hills at the hack of Handoub (a most  ungallant proceeding.   1   thought) for fear   of  Achmed Mahmoud, who would most assuredly  have taken and appropriated her for his own use.  She would probably follow him into Suakin, he  added, or else he  would himself go and  fetch  her, when we should have an opportunity of seeing for ourselves the latest addition to the live  stock of the Soudan Trading Company.    Gradually the re;d nature of the transaction in which  we had been vicariously engaged dawned upon  me, and the truth presented itself to my mind  in all its naked hideousness.   Qui facit per aliuin  facit per se (he who does a thing by the agency  of another person, does it  himself) is a fine old  legal maxim which, in  the days when I was at  t lie bar, 1 often heard her majesty's judges roll  forth with portentous solemnity from the bench.  On this principle beyond question we had been  Constructively   guilty   of   slave-trading.   "We,  philanthropic pioneers in the vanguard of com-'  inerre and civilization,  would  be. branded and  pointed  at with  the finger of scorn as having  actually taken part in -the vile traffic of human  flesh.    It was terrible!    I pictured to myself the  Anti-Slavery-Society up in arms against'us, and  the Aborigines'  Protectionists' foaming at  the  mouth' with indignation, and I fairly staggered  under the'blow.     1 had received the news of the  theft of our dollars by Kn Noor and the chancellor of   the 'exchequer   at    Khartoum   without  blanching; 1 had borne with stoical indifference'  the loss of the camel and the grey shirting; but  this last was too much.  Niunmoningall my fortitude, I faintly inquired  how this atrocity had come to be perpetrated in  our name.    -And' then the murder came out.    It  appeared that our agent in Suakin, who to his  other virtues seemed to add a vein of knight-  errantry, had given Waharda Aila orders, if he  got a chance, to purchase the freedom of any of  the  white women  now in captivity at Khartoum.    It is well known that at the time of  general Gordon's death, when the capital of the  Soudan  fell into the  hands of the Mahdists,  several white people residents in the town were  taken prisoners and sold into slavery.    Among  them   were   several   young   high-born   Italian  ladies who had gone out as nuns in the service  of the Roman Catholic church.   Splendid creatures they were, too, I was assured by an impressionable Suakinee who had seen them pass  through the town some years before, with lovely  faces and aristocratic mien.   After the fail of  Khartoum  these nuns are said to have gone  through the ceremony of marriage with some  of the Greek captives in order to save themselves from being sold into the harems of the  Mahdists, and, for all that is known to the contrary, they are still alive in the town.   There  was also said to be kept in durance vile there an  old lady who did general Gordon's washing during the siege, and she, it was supposed, might  be bought out.    If we could not purchase an  Italian nun, by all means let us liberate a washerwoman.   -Well,  Waharda Aila was   told  to  procure, if he could, the freedom of any or all  of these distressed damsels.  But he maintained,  and stuck to his point with great pertinacity,  that he was not restricted by his instructions to  "white" women.   His orders were, he said, to  liberate ''Christian women."   Now, it happens  that fbe Abyssinians are Christians, and our excellent trader had evidently made use of the discretion given him to purchase himself a suitable  wife.   We asked him how much he had paid for  her;   He calmly replied, "Two hundred dollars,  and two dollars brokerage."   The cold-blooded,  business-like air in which he uttered these words  was staggering.   I was not aware before that  they had brokers in those outlandish parts.    I  omitted to ask him if there were any stoekjoh-  bers as well,   but the   two  dollars   brokerage  smacked so strongly in my native haunts in thev  region of Capel Court that I should hardly have  been surprised if he had added an extra .charge  for stamp and fee.  A few days later Waharda Aila went and  brought the girl into Suakin. It wTas just my  luck that I should be absent on a shooting expedition when she arrived, but mr. Wills describes  her as young, charming, lady-like, with pretty  brown eyes, regular features, and on oval face.  She had" likewise an elegant figure and a voice  of singular sweetness. I fancy that we could  have sold her over in Jeddah at a figure which  would have given us a handsome profit on the  bargain. Only I am not quite sure if she had  had the distemper���������I mean the small-pox. This,  I ought perhaps to explain, makes a considerable  difference in the price of this class of goods, as  when they have once had the disease they are  considered secure against a second attack. She  was the widow7 of an Abyssinian colonel, and  had been taken prisoner at her country house by  a band of Dervish raiders who had killed her 2  little children aud sold her into slavery. She  appeared to have conceived in the course of  their long journey down to the sea coast a genuine attachment for Waharda Aila, and though  in Suakin he was torn from her embraces by the  action of a ruthless executive, I sincerely trust  that their enforced parting will not be for ever.  It was somewhat embarrassing to have a young  woman suddenly thrown on your hands in this  unceremonious fashion, but mr. Wills was equal  ���������to' the occasion. In. foreign-partis, when, in doubt  go to the consul. Accordingly our newest purchase was taken round to mr. Barnham, her  Britannic majesty's consul at Suakin, who entrusted her to the care of an Abyssinian residing  in the town, and she bulged with him for the  space of some months. As soon as the Egyptian  authorities got wind of the matter they  promptly-arrested Waharda Aila and lodged  him in the town gaol on the charge'of slave-  trading,, and it.-was with some difficulty that we  eventually procured his release.  A   Pretty Solid''Province.  The failures in business in British Columbia,  in 1801. numbered 23, as against 35 in 1890. The  liabilities amounted to $81,000 and the assets to  $55,000; a loss to the creditors of $20,000. The  percentage of loss to the volume of business  transacted was less than l-10th of 1 per cent.  HAttDEE    ACQUITTED.  The mining men in this city^ says the Spokane  Review of the 10th, were startled a^few days ago  to read of the arrest of John F. Hardee of Seattle on a charge of embezzlement preferred by H.  K. Owens of that city. Mr. Hardee is a mining  expert and is well known to most of the mining  men of this section. During the last summer he  has been operating in the Kootenay and Slocan  districts, making his headquarters at Ainsworth,  British Columbia.  The cause of his arrest was a disagreement between himself and mr. Owens over the purchase  of a bond on the Ellen mine at Ainsworth.  Owens claimed that Hardee had embezzled  $500 of the money given him to purchase the  bond with. Mr. Hardee's testimony before the  examining justice was a$ follows:  "I became acquainted with mr. Owens several  months ago. One day I returned from British  Columbia, and, meeting mr. Owens, told, blip  that I knew of a mine near Ainsworth, which  the owner, B. Harrop, was Qanxious to bond.  He wrote to Harrop, and mr. Owens engaged me to act as agent for him. I;, was,  to take an interest in the mine, and for,  handling his interest I was to receive a corner  ��������� mission and have all of my expenses paid.  I went to Ainsworth and saw Harrop. 1 arranged privately with him to receive a commission should I succeed in making a deal/for the  sale  m  f&j  ***?  <-*��������� r  Owens at all. If he wrote to me I didnt get  the letter. I closed the deal by buying the bond  on the mine with the $1000 which Owens gaye  me. It was Owens's money and I acted for him.  I then asked Harrop about:.the commission he  had promised me. He said he had not 'forgotten,  it, and gave m? $500 and kept the other, $500.  himself.' '���������    / , ���������     /        ,-       - ���������"   ���������.��������� ,,J *.������*  J. H. Fink of this city returned yesterday ;  from Seattle where he was a witness in tne.cas������.:  To a Review reporter he said:  dee  llflllls  "The case was declared m favor of mi?.- ,Hai>   .   ,;gy  el The judge found thathe had simply,obe^^^Jf  mr. Owens's instructions iupurchasmg^he^mine;xfl^M  and that he was justly entitled to the,$500 paid,   - ^  him by mr. Harrop as a commission.   The court  therefore completely exonerated him and ordered  i his acquittal. -Mr. Owens,' said the judgem his  decision, 'paid $1000 for the bond on the mine,  and is entitled to just what he bought and no  more.' Mr. Hardee was warmly congratulated  on his acquittal by his numerous friends at be-  attle, especially by the boys from the Kootenay  country of whom there are quite a number in  that city."  -'    ���������   '  ill  Henry Anderson,  Notary Public.  John L. IIetallack.  Anderson & Retallack,  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  frown <������rants obtained for Mineral Claims.  Agents fo> Absentee Claim Owners.  Collections Made.  Correspondence Solicited.  Office in Town site office. Sutton street. Ainsworth, B. C.  ^E^E^^^ATSb^,  AISSWORTII. B. C.  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.  Agents   for   I>avies-Say ward    Sawmill   Company s  Lumber,  Moldings, and  Shingles.  Telephone 9(5.  One Per Cent a Month  can he obtained for small amounts, loaned on short time  and well secured. Apply to HOUSTON & INK, real  estate and mine brokers, Miner building. Nelson. i  HOT SPRINGS HEWS:  AINSWOBTH, B. 0., JASUABY 27, 1892.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  BROS.  DEALERS  I3ST  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  ' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Men's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  Having bought the stook and book debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & 00., all parties having  outstanding accounts are requested to call aud settle them as soon as uossible.  Telephone 58.  n  CREAM   OF "THE   WORLDS   NEWS.  H   4  sad'  WJ.'-IVi'tjJ ������������������ at    .  '5i V '.,  t������������  P4.*1 ,>  W '  2s v., i  la!  / On the 25th, president Harrison transmitted  to both houses of congress his message on the  Chilian affair, which was a strong, effective, and  clear presentation of facts. He insists on either  an apology or war. After the presentation of  , the message the Chilian government yielded  gracefully to the demands of the United States.  It admits making an error, and is willing to submit the claims for damages to arbitration, or  ieven leave the matter with the supreme court  of the United States foradjustment.  The United States senate committee on elections has decided the contest between Claggett  at^d Dubois in the latter's favor.  Among the noted dead since Sunday (the 24th)  t, ares   Justice Bradley of the United States su-  : preme ;cb\irt, at Washington; ex-secretary of  ^,,   Estate, Hendryx  of California;  the grand-duke  tfi '     :Constantine of Russia, iincle to the czar and  fattier:to the queen of Greece; and father De-  Bbugine; rector of Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec.  fgr\ . Upto yesterday (the 26th), no adjustment had  {&*'*      been made in the Cceur d'Alene freight controversy, and ore shipments have been discerntinued,  %y, *���������      indefinitely.   Development work, however, continues in all the large mines.  Passenger trains on the Northern Pacific now  leave Spokane as follows: Westbound, 12  o'clock noon; east bound, 5:50 P. M.  John L. Sullivan's theatrical troupe played to  the largest house ever inside the Spokane Auditorium. The "divine Patti" will try to outdo  him in February.  It is expected D. C. Corbin, president of the  Spokane Northern railroad, will be home from  Europe by February 1st.  - Considerable excitement was caused by the  announcement that 25 of the citizens of Bonner's  Ferry had located on the Bonner's Ferry town-  site property^ which has been claimed by S. B.  Wright and others* The crowd is composed of  some of the business men of that place, who believe they have at least as good, if not better,  right than mr. Wright. The recent decision in  the probate court in !-f he case of S.B. Wright vs.  William Keeler is t heir ground for action.   The  people are taking possession of the property under the United States townsite act and will endeavor to secure title through t he probate judge  as trustee for that purpose. A partial list of  those who have taken possession of the townsite  is appended: John Seehaver, W. A. Hell, John  F. Wilson, Charles Cole. John E. Rogers, I. J.  Brant, David Longley, G. W, Roden, W. H.  Hill, Jerry Watson, W. H. Ball, and 12 or 15  others whose names could not be learned.  Counterfeit 10-cent pieces are in circulation in  Toronto and other eastern Canadian cities.  The queen intended to attend the funeral of  her grandson^ the duke of Clarence, but yielded  most unwillingly to entreaties not to expose  herself to the risk of taking cold.  Rudyard Kipling, the story writer, was married in London on the 18th, to miss Bales tier,  sister to the American novelist, Wolcott Bales-  tier, o  The public works department of the Dominion has made arrangements with R. P. Rithet  & Co. to deepen the outer harbor at Victoria to  a depth of 30 feet.  The Victoria Colonist of the 16th states that  "Jim" Hill of the Great Northern railway has  promised to have the track of that road to Bonner's Ferry in February, so that goods can be  shipped to Kootenay Lake points in March, It  also states that steamers will be running between Little Dalles and Robson between the 8th  and 15th of March.  Robert Beaven was elected mayor of Victoria,  and messrs. Hunter, Lovell, Munn, Devlin,  Baker, Hall, Styles, JVIcKillicon, and Hum her  aldermen.  Fred Cope was elected mayor of Vancouver,  defeating dr. Carroll. With one exception, all  the candidates elected were native-born Canadians.    Stabbed  by an  Indian.  On Sunday afternoon, Allen McPhee, who  lives in a cabin at Sproat's Landing near the  site of the old Genelle sawmill, was stabbed by a  Colville Indian, known as "Indian Pete." During the day McPhee hadordered the Indian out  of the cabin.    On his 'reappearing a second .'.time.  he was threatened with forcible ejection if he  did not leave neaceahly, and in the enforcement  of the threat McPhee was stabbed. A telephone  message was sent to Nelson for medical assistance, and dr. Arthur responded, leaving Nelson  about 5 o'clock. Word was also sent by the  authorities at Nelson to parties at Trail Creek to  intercept the Indian, as it was known that immediately after making the assault' he had  started down the Columbia in a canoe. He  passed Trail Creek,,however, between 10 and 11  o'clock at night, the parties on the lookout doing  nothing more than tiring a shot or two aimlessly.  McPhee will probably recover, as the knife blade  struck a rib.    LOCAL   AMI    PERSONAL.  The steamboat Idaho ran down the outlet as  far as 7-Mile point yesterday. She could have  gone through to Nelson, but for the ice between  7-Mile and 5-Mile points, and if the present mild  weather only continues, the ice will probably go  out. Steamboat men all claim there would be  no trouble in keeping the outlet Open during the  winter, and the owners of the new steamer  "Ainsworth" say they will make the attempt  next winter.  A prospector named Isaac Velzen died at Pilot  Bay oh 1< riday, aud was biHed at the same place  next day. The deceased had not been well for  several months, and a severe,cold in his weakened  condition caused his death. He was. well known  at Ainsworth, where he made his headquarters,  and came originally from Picton, Nova Scotia.  He was about (55 years of age.  The promoters of the townsite at Pilot Bay  intended calling the town Galena, but on making inquiries they found that there was already  a post office in the province by that name. Why  not call it Hendryx? Certainly the Hendryx  family have put into the Kootenay Lake country  as many hard licks and good dollars as some  other families who have towns named after  them, Call the new town Hendryx by all means.  The Herald lias been moved .from- Kootenai  station to Bonner's Ferry, and what the "wickedest town" in Idaho loses the "dullest tovyn"  on Kootenay river gains.  U  criion  5  Having Purchased the Stocks ���������parried by  The Lindsay Mercantile Go.  and Fletcher fe Co.  is prepared to supply Prospectors, Mining Companies, and the General Trade with  everything in the line of  AND  NERS' SUPPLIES,  Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Tinware, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.    The stock carried will  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  ^GhEnsTT FOR  G-ZE-AJSTT  PO'WDEB  compaity.  (The best powder made- for use in mines.)  -. '..'.��������� i ���������  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,      j\ TT^f3"TX7~OT:? T^TT"

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