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Array NUMBER 5.  AINSWORTH, BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  OCTOBER 10, 189L  THJ DEBTS.  ���������\-  BKATlStt   A   CKOMi)   OF   VANKEES.  w>*m  mm  -\  There waS only one train a day out of the  Louisiana, town where about a dozen of us had  somehow come together, and that left at8 o'clock  in the morning.   Every guest in the house made  arrangements to leave Saturday morning, as it  was understood there would be no-Sunday train.  Tlie landlord was a good fellow, and he didn't  get mad when one after another kindly informed  him that  it was the poorest excuse for a hotel  th-ev had ever run across in all their travels. He  let us kick about the meat, coffee, beds, and all  else, and charged us up $2 a day with a sorrowful look on his face. He was sorry to have us  go away, hut when we insisted he hoped to see  us all again.  Just after breakfast and as we were all ready  to start for the depot, a sudden commotion was  heard outside. Then a strapping big negro  backed into view around the corner and came  to a halt iii front of the hotel. He was armed  with an old cavalry saber, and he was a desperate man. Pretty"soon two white men came  into view, each armed with upshot gun.  "By George!'* exclaimed the. landlord. "But  they've finally run that nigger down J Gentlemen, don't shoot, for we want to take him alive  and burn him to the stake. That nigger has  killed 7 people around heie and we watit to  make him suffer.    You all get up the road and  head him off."  We formed across the street to cut. off escape,  but the black man paid no heed to us. He was  \yatching the two men with guns. They seemed  in no hurry to close in on him, and acted as if  rather seared of his Weapon.  "Look yere. Bill Trailed one; "you might as  well surrender mid take your medicine!"  '*Keepaway from me,* or Til make dog meat  of dis crowd!" answered the desperado.  ���������ifill, you know me!" shouted the landlord  from the veranda.  "Yes, L knows yo,' masser Williams," was the  replv.  "Ynr'd better ..Surrender, Bill.    You are hemmed in.    Just as sure as you make a break 'y$>u  will be shot down!"  ���������"'���������'" "What yo' all gwine to do wid me if I surrender?" ���������' ::''������������������������������������ ���������������������������'.-'  "Why. I suppose you: will be taken to jail and  , "have'a trial.*'  "'Somebody-dun  io-le me yo1 was gwine to tie  ��������� me 'up an' sot frail t o me."  "Don't voii believe that; Bill. You just sur-  render t6r-uie and   I'll��������� see t hat you have a fair  ��������� .trial.". -   .  "If you don't Til give you this handful of  bucksliot!" added one'; of .the men as "he handled  hisweapon in a threatening manner.  The black man backed up a few steps. Then  he looked all around him. as if to note ;\yhat  chance there was to break .through. He finally-  asked-for 5 ���������minutes to consider,-and the landlord replied: ���������','������������������'���������'���������'���������,'.*��������� i      i  "Give him 5 minutes, boys, and it he doesn t  surrender in that time open fire on him!"  Tlie desperado took 0 and then sullenly surrendered and was,' inarched ��������� olV. We then  headed for the depot, but   the  landlord called  after us: '    '     . '  "Where you all. gohi* to now? the tram has  been gone 10 minutes!"-  Such was the fact, and after a great deal ot  swearing we had to settle down to remain until  Mondav morning. It��������� was after dinner Sunday  before'anything dropped. Then, m passing  along the kitchen veranda, I espied the desperado of the day before with a cook's apron-on.  "Why why, I thought you. were in ja.il! 1  said, as 1 stood before* him.  "I fomdif vo' Yankees de smartest, cutest  folkses iiMle world," he quietly replied, "but yev  dun doan know beans when de bag s on tied *  Hush, now!  Ill see yo-later!" .  * lie did, and he told me it was all a put up job  to make  us miss the train and have to remain  Over Sunday.    He bound me to secrecy and  1  kept my promise; but it was awfully hard to be  deprived of the privilege of shooting that landlord full of holes when we settled up again Monday morning and he heaved a sigh and said:  "Mighty sorry, gentlemen���������mighty sorry ypu  can't be yere tomorrow an' see us burn that nigger at a stake, right out yere on the public  square!" *   THE   ������LO���������A*   LAKE   STRIKE.  ANY   ORE   ���������AM   BE   TREATED.  It  is now   definitely known  that the strike  made by the Hennessy boys, Frank Flint, Jack  Seat on, and John McGuigan is on the Slocan  lake slope of the mountain and about 10 miles  east   of   the   lake.    Eli Carpenter  and   E.  A.  Bielenberg  returned  to   Ainsworth   via  Nelr  son   this   week!     They   report  ascending   the  Slocan river &\\ the way to the lake, a distance  of about 40 miles, in a boat, and having no great  difficulty in doing so.  Great difficulty, however,  was had in working their way up the mountain  to theold Sea ton-Carpenter camp, the underbrush being almost impenetrable. Mr. Bielenberg says they did not see. the new strike, and  knew nothing of it until their return to the railroad, when a copy of The News was tossed them  from a passing train. Mr. Carpenter, who is  pretty well acquainted with the lay of the country, says the new strikers about 10 miles east of  the.lake and nearly opposite its southern end.  He also says the distance must he considerably  greater ������b the Lower Arrow lake than to the  railroad at the mouth "of the Slocau. Carpenter  and Bielenberg were 3 days in coming out���������1  clay from the camp to the lake and 2 days from  the lake to the railroad. Bill Hennessy claims  the new district is not more than 25 miles from  Kaslo City on Kootenay lake, and that that  rout e is, easily practicable for a wagon road. A.  K. Coplen of Nelson, who has done considerable  prospecting in tlie lake country, claims that the  shortest route to the new tiud is up a creek that  empties into the outlet a short distance above  Nelson. He also says the general course, of  Slocan river is due north.from the mouth to the  lake, and that thedistance from Nelson to the  lake is less than from the "mouth.of the river.  He claims that once on t he sum mit of the 'mountain to the north of the outlet, the country is an  easy one to get Over, being without timber or  underbrush..-' But, the chances are, the route  from Kaslo City will be the one used to get in  and oat of the new camp. The excitement continues^ and probably a hundred irien are now  eitheron the ground* or on the way in.  Work l-opiiniciiccd oil the Smeller.  Construction work has been commenced on the  Pilot Bay smelter. Two 16 x 32 imiidings are  already up. A boarding-house, 26 x 75. will be  erected next, then an office and assay office.  About 1000 feet of cribbing will be required for  the outer or lake wharf and 300feet for the inner  or bay'wharf.- A "brick machine of 12,000 a day  capacity has been ordered from San Francisco*  and is expected in by the next boat down the  liver; a repress for pressed brick has also been  ordered. A bed of clay of extra fine quality has  been discovered at the bay and but a short distance from the smelter site. Dr. Hendryx, the  manager, is.on' the ground, and says from 25 to  30 men will be employed from now until spring.  Taking a Look at a-New Townsite.  On Thursday the Galena took a party of ex-  cursionists from Nelson, Balfour, and Ainsworth up to the new townsite on Kaslo creek,  leaving Nelson at 10:30 A. M. and arriving at  Kaslo City at 2. P. M. The excursionists pronounce the site an admirable one, and those who  should know sav the harbor is the best one on  the lake. The party returned to Ainsworth  after spending an hour and a half looking the  ���������ground over 'with a view to future purchases of  choice corner lots.  The Denver Mining Industry, an authority on  mining, has this to say of the treatment of re-)  fiactory ores;  *' When anyone speaks of an ore as being very  rich but too refractory to be worked in the regu-;  lar ways, he is talking nonsense.   There is net,  mystery about treating rebellious ores.    If one  method will not do, another will, the choice be-5  ing determined partly by efficiency.   At the last  resort, anything can he smelted-by proper flux-;  ing.   If, under any circumstances, an ore coii-^  tains enough precious metal to cover the expense  of ihining, transportation, and incidentals, and  for reduction #ay $15 a ton (at the most) or less  over these costs, there should be no question of ^  making it pay, if there isr enough of it.   There ���������  is, and there always willbe, room foriinpifdye-l  metit in metallurgical processes; but the margin!  whicli the projectors of new methods have to j  work upon is constantly   being reduced.   ',1%-.^^^  the  future,   so   faiva-s  can   be  foreseen^ ��������� the^j^'^M  gain    will    be   in   increased    economies   and*  mechanical    improvements,   rather    than    in*  ;  any  radical  changes  from  methods now; recrV\- ���������  ogiiized   as   standard,  and   which   are   based.^-^^  upon  certain   well determined  lines.    It is ofn,^3l  course within  the bounds of  possibility .th^.t*;\M'!^g  some startling innovation maybe made which-V#I  will  revolutionize' present   practice,   but';- the,������v3;>^������  chauces seem sii111 indeed.   But even if sueh x\n- Av4^Mm  >m  expected changes occur, the room f or .closer /ex-':, ,y v ^���������  tract ion is limited to 5 per cent loss in smelting^ ^MM  or the 10 percent in -good .amalgamating.^\o?:^^m  lAJt  m^  leaching mills, in high-class pract icle-^and ,n*<>  'practical  metallurgist  experts ,'in any, >ray^|)^|||  save all the con ten tsV though that is what^th^iw^a  process   men   sometimes   claim   they   can   do; 7  When a mill saves only 00 ^per cent there is evK  dentlya chance for them.^   That is a different^  proposition.    As to economy, we have already.������  records of 24 cents a ton,on soft free gold bre,������  and 40 cents on hard rock; 2 cents per cubic  yard for deep gravel by hydraulicing, and be-.  tween $4 and $5 per ton for smelting, leaching, ,  and amalgamation works treating various silver ;  ores.    These figures are, it is true, for work done  on a large scale and under the most favorable \  conditions.   All the metallurgical works do not  '"operate'.as closely or as cheaply; as the ones  which set the standard; but it is well to keep  in mind the  best, as  well as the average, re-:  suits  so   far  attained, when   the -possibilities  .  for ne\y projects are under consideration.    In ;  pract ice   it   is   understood   that   only   a   few  works' can come up to the highest records, so,  that in estimating what cat) be done with a given  ore all the disadvantageous offsets have to be '-���������'  taken into account.   But there is no reason now  why there should be any uncertainty about the  cost   or   efficiency   of   the    regular   reduction  methods,.providiiig thorough sampling, assays,  and test runs are  made, and every item of expense allowed for.   The trouble is that these  prelitiiinary precautions are too often omitted .  or slurred over."^^ ���������;.,..- ���������"������������������������������������ ;;��������������������������������������������������������������� ���������' .  Takes Home a Tropity'of- His Skill.  A. L. Davenport when he goes out to Oregon ..  for the wintei' will take along a trophy of his  skill as a mighty hunter. The trophy is the  skin of a cinnamon bear which measures 7 feet  from the tip of the nose to the tail and 8 feet  from fore-claw to fore-claw. The soles of the  hind feet measure 8 inches from the heel to the  claws. The bear was killed early of a morning  a few hundred feet below the Poorman niill on-.-'  Eagle creek. ___________  5  \      !i  ���������A.'Piece of Ore Almost  Pure Silver.  The usual amount of work was done on the  Skyline, the Number One, the Tenderfoot, and  the Dellie during the week, but there is not any  news of importance to chronicle. A piece of  ore weighing over 3 pounds was brought down  from the Neosho, and exhibited as the richest  specimen extracted from any mine in the lake-  country.    It is almost pure silver. HOT SPBDTGS HEWS:  AIBSWOETH, B. C, OOTOBEX 10, 189L  .(>  THE HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON SAT-  urdays, and will be mailed to subscribers at the follotving  rates, payable in advance: One year $4, six months $2^50,  three months $1.50. Advertising rates given on application.  No communication or letter oj>er an anonymous signature  will be printed.. HOUSTON & INK, Proprietors.  ot springs *Jet������s.  QUARTZ MINING IS A  LEGITIMATE  BUSINESS.  'Mining for precious metals is a new industry  in Canada, and Canadians as a rule do not take  kindly to any industry that they consider at all  experimental. Many of them claim that mining  is not a legitimate business; that it is entirely  speculative. This claim might have been urged  With justice 30 years ago���������when quartz mining  was in its expera mental stages���������but cannot be  t<?day. There are no more prosperous sect urns,  ,o������;the JJnited States than those in which quartz  mining is the chief industry. They are not only  prosperous, but peopled by progressive ahd enlightened people���������of a class entirely different  from tljose engaged in coal and iron mining,  as class often compelled to work for small remuneration through unfair competition with  imported European labor.  ;The statistical records of the production of  mines are most satisfactory to those who have  bgaged their money in: such enterprises, and  may well appeal to the attention of the general  investor.   The total mineral production of the  United States to last Jutiie was $556,988,450. This  is, the greatest total  ever reported for a.fraction   of   a   year   in   auy   country.    There  are  30,000 mining companies in the United States,  employing  511,114   persons,   paying  in annual  wages   $212,509,800,   and   engaging   capital  to  the    amount   of   $1,173,000,000.      The   money  kings  of   the   west   are   living   evidences   of  what may  be  done in   mining.    The commercial agencies' reports in recent years show that  the proportion of failures in mining is less than  in other lines of indu- ry.    Failures m mining  have generally sprung  from  mismanagement.  The Granite Mountain mine, at Granite, Montana, pays regularly $100,000 per mo nth in dividends.     Thirteen mining companies operating  iii the same state paid $319,000 net for the month  of June, the same companies since January 1st  returned $2,180,700 to their stockholder^.  There , can be no better evidence than the  above figures regarding the legitimacy of the  business of quartz mining. Today no state in the  American Union has a much larger per capita  banking capital and deposits in banks than  Montana, an evidence of wealth brought about  largely by mining for the precious metals. The  sn me res'u11s can be o btained in Brit ish Cc >! ui rjbia,  for its'showings, for dividend-paying mines are  far greater than was Montana's at the same  stage of development.  FEWER   FAILURES   IN   MINING   THAN IN.  OTHER   INDUSTRIES:  The following is the ChicagoTribune's opinion  of the mining industry. The Tribune is one of  .the leading newspapers'of the United States,  and in no sense a journal likely to bolster illegitimate business enterprises:  "Mining as an industry is the safest and most  44 profitable business on'earth. Failures in legit-  *' imate mining are less than in any commercial  <u business. Many of our mines are paying from  "25 to 40 per- cent per annum on their capital  " stock. Most of these stocks were purchased  ** at from 25 to 50 cents on the dollar, making an  *"* investment of from 50 to 100 per cent per an-  . ���������'���������-���������=  " num. Stock deals in mining are aching of  *'��������� the past, and mines are now worked for the  *������������������ money they produce and they must be well  "developed before they can be sold and then  "they must be offered on a business basis. Many  " mine-owners develop tbeir mines and refuse  " to s������*ll them at any price, saying that their  " mines are their banks and that their money is  " safer in them in the shape of ore than in a  " bank. When mines are developed by shafts  " and levels and the ore bodies opened on two or  *' JJkree sides it is an easy matter to determine  "the value of that ore. The man who buys a  " developed mine makes a business investment,  "as he can tell to a reasonable certainty the  " total value of the ore blocked out. There can  9* can be no safer investment than this, and the  '��������� profits are much larger than' in any other busi-  " ness. Mining products have a permanent  " value, and there are no perishable goods and  " no competition, as there is always a market  " for the product.    It brings spot cash the world  "over/'  HAS    MINING    PAID     IN    HOT    SPRINGS  ���������   DISTRICT.  While it cannot be said that the mines in Hot  Springs district have been worked in either a  systematic or an economical manner, it cannot  be disputed that several of them have paid from  the grass-roots.   Take the Number One as an  instance.    While under bond to G. B. Wright  enough ore was extracted from it to not oulv  have paid  all   working expenses, hut a hand-  some  dividend   as   well,   had   the charges for  transportation    been   .reasonable.     The   same  can be said of its output since it became the  property  of the Revelstoke Mining Company.  Another instance is that of the Little Donald,  the ore of which is low grade.   Notwithstanding  the fact that the ore had to be packed, boated,  teamed,  and   railroaded   from   the  mine   to   a  smelter in  the United States,  enough was  received  from  its sale to pay all expenses.    The  Skyline also had sufficient ore extracted from it  to pay workingexpenses up to the time that sinking was commenced on the double-compartment  shaft.    Other mines could he named, but these  will suffice.    If -these results could be obtained  under the many disadvantages incident to carrying on  mining opeiatious in an inaccessible  district, what would they be if all t he conditions  were favorable?  Henry Anderson,  Notary rublio  John L. Retallack.  & Retallack,  Eeal Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  Crovria 4; ran Is obtained  for Mineral  < laims.  Agents  for  Absentee  Claim  Owners.  <oi lections   .1Iu<Ie.  Cor res pon donee Solicited.  Office in-Townsite orrice. Sutton street, Ainsworth, li. (���������;  HENRY & ADAMS,  PIONEER DRUG STORE,  AIXSWOKTIl,   U. ���������.  gs and Medicines, Wall  Paper, Paints and Oils  Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc.  SAWMILL CO.  lard;  At en<l of Hume la NrUon.  Mills Two Miles fcoutli of Xelaoa.  Manufacture  LUMBER,  MOLDINGS,  SHINGLES.  The mill is now in thorough order  And Will Out 20,000 Feet a Day.  Orders for special-size htuff will receive prompt  attention.  e?  __. ___  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber-good, bad, and indifferent--on  hand or made to order.  G. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth.  MAN..UKACTU RKIts OK  BER  OF KVKltV   OKHCIUPTION  Dru  J. A. MELVILLE,  ARCHITECT, '  CONTRACTOR  AND   BUILDER,  AIS.SWOItTll,  K. ���������J.  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.  PBIOELIST  .(DKI.IVKKKli.AT   NKl���������SON,   AIXSWOKTl!,  (MMlALKorn).  i>iti:ssi:i>.  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M . *���������*<> on  ���������>o. _                    u ntcli,      "       4,7 00  ���������No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       " rw no  o. 2                 <i mch,       "... .)- /J;  Rustic,                               ���������������                                     ~l ;JJ  Select clear,  I>i>,              '���������        JA  $  No. 1 eoiiunon, 1), "��������� ->\ on  " " in������ *������ '  ���������> ou  liar and counter tops, clear, per foot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    "'���������' 10  itot<;ii. ���������'"���������������������������  No. 1 common, per M.... *.<h\ r_\  ('nils "          '   -     ]/> ������������  ... 19   (Ml  Shingles. "        , Vr         4 M  UOMMV4.S.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc, p^r foot _J(<?l0e  Mill."* at 'Pilot Kay, Kootenay lake.  S. C. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  K. F. PKURf, Agent nt Nelson.  Itltl-UM i: A WATSON, Agents at AliiMworth.  A  A  /\  __. '���������?������  HOT SPEUrGS NEWS;   AmSVOBTH, B. C, OCTOBER 3. 1891.  AIN  This rapidly growing town,  DISTRICT, pr  The townsite  an  center of the w  field for  -known HOTS  pr  are now pr?  terms a limited linmher of business and residence lots  to sell on  SUTTOlSr   STBEBT.  __C3-E_TT.  .__.  >~V7~<  ��������� '.'���������.��������� v;-:-....--,-,'.".-;:fPi.^i,:;pi,*.^<������������a^BB  A   STORY   OF   A    OKEA5I.  It was in th<������ early "days of the gohU'xeiteuu'Ut  in tht������ Black Hills that a party of us started overland from Canath:, bent upon making our everlasting fortunes. We never reached the Pah  Sappa (as the Indians called our intended destination), and as the story is hi!cresting I will tell  you the reason. ^Ve came into camp one night  at the1 headwaters of the Cheyenne river, and, as  was our custom* we had an hour or'two of story  telling hefore we wrapped up in our blankets  and went to sleep. On this, particular night we  "hmTlaken tdrns at yarn spinning until old Tom  Roberts came next in order. He stood up, his  fact* lighted with a kind of halo by the flickering  camp lire.  "Hoys." said  Tom, **I''������J  11(,(  ^oin' to give ye  any wonderful stories of wjiat 1 might or might  not  have done.    No, Fin goin' to tell ye "bout a  dream 1 had last night.  "Von remember whoi e our last camp was? It  was near :i big marsh. The niirht was jest as  calm an' heautd'ul as this night is,.an!...the crickets an* frogs sounded so sleepy-like, an' the air  was so wet wit h '.dew an'sini-iied so ...fresh that,  somehow," I was-'iuiud-ed of iiiy i)<������ybood home  'Way back in New England. I went to -slyep.  tliinkinv 'bout old frfeiids air the-happy-dimes  ������������������"when 1 ..-didirt know so much of t he world.as I  do now. I don't know how long I slept,T)vit ail  of a: sudden I heard a t inklin' of bells an" I seen  some sparkling little stars float in* toward ine in  the slough grass. As t hey came nearer 1 could  make 'em out to be iittle!faines, like my aunt-  Mamly used to ie'll ine ��������� about. They tlew all  around ine, an' r>ne of \;in says, steppiir out in  front all -the:-rest'; says he: ������������������  "Vkvyou Tom HobeitsyV  "Yes, -ma'am'/ says 1. ���������  "Well. Tom, I've Ihh-u waU'hmVyou for some  'tiinej'-she says, :'aii! I thi^k you're a good, de-  ser\ in' feller.' ������ .   v:  "J try to do what's right,   says I, 'hi it I miss it  somet imes.-" !   . ' '       .  "No hiiman.is p������uvfcct,' says she, *hut  I m gom  to reward ve.     I'll giant you the dearest vvisli of  vbur life. \\ batewr that may he.-   T><> you want  .a-i'na_:-uilicc'.'.t'fort'-une-?"' says she.. ���������'  -No, thank ye,' says .1. :\  want to earn'all tin*  money i  git.r ���������  "Then hi������w about power.'    Would  youhkete>  he.-irulei-    a k mi:-or somet iiing like t bat ?'  -y,,.' saVs   I'.  -'what . would   a-' feller   like   mo.  with no ed'd'ication./;do; with a.kingdom?    I'd he  like a lish'-out   of water/ says  I    an' so 1 would,  mates. ...  ��������� "Then.she sa.ys, 'supposm' 1 inake you as wise  as Solomon ?"  "'Twon't-flo/ says 1, miy head ain't big en������>ugh  to hold all that/'  "Would   you   like   to   be   the   happiest   man  alive?'  sa vs she. .   .    ,  "1   can  be no happier than  1 am this iniuil,  savs I. .  "Well, what can 1 give?vsays she, discouraged  like. ,  "I fell ye/says  'I, if  vc want  to do me a real  'favor    something I'd like above everything else  f  ���������why, jest gimme a glimpse of my old mother  as has been dead these forty years."  Tom Roberts paused a moment ond there was  a silence���������a kind of speaking silence���������came over  the buys.    At last Bob Smith said:  "Did ye see yer mother, Torn?"  "No/*"said Tom, in sad voice, "it was like all  dreams, mates. They never hold out. That  fairy says, 'All right, Tom; jest Wait a little/  ancf then she and "the rest of the fairies disappeared in the dark quick as a wink. I'd have  given my fife, hoys, to have her grant that  favor."        , . .      ���������. ,  That was all of Tom's story and* we went to  bed directly afterwards, wrought up and a little  sad. Arid*I dreamed, -too, that night of old  times. But r was awakened, suddenly, by a  terrific, yell. 1 jumped to my feet, and behekl  an awful sight. Our camp had been surprised  hv Indians,'and TonVHoberls was the first'man  to fall by a tomahawk in the hands of a. painted  brave. Taking in my peril at a glance, I rolled  off into the long grass by the river. Then dropping .noiselessly into the\vafer, I swam off under  shadows of the banks. I was the only man that  escaped and I remember how, as I swam off  down the river, I looked up and saw the bright  ���������stars., Quick as a Hash I thought of Tom's dream  and I 'muttered, .���������*:'! t's the hand of God; Tom has  met his mother." Strange things have happened  and..are: happening in this world all the time,.,  but this story of the last camp and Tom Roberts's dream is the strangest I ever came across  in all my ()U years.  How  a Sleepy Gambler Cleared si ninrcli Debt.  Talking of raising church debts, the, .Buffalo  Express savs that the man who had been every-  where said/ 'VI cleared up a debt for a church  in 'Dead wood; Dakota, once in spite of myself/'  .    ..' "Yes?"-;    :'" '.' :���������������������������'     , V //,  /  "It happened this way. I had been playing  ���������p.oker tlie night before in great luck. Came out  a cool $10,000 winner. ��������� Their a-kind of remorse  came over ine and I made up my mind it would  be a good time to reform. So 1 fixed myself up  and walked into the-biggest church in the place.  .My intentions weie r<*nlly good, but I hadn't  slept any that night. The sermon was rather  piosv and 1 went to sleep.  "Alter the sermon t he parson -explained that  the church was a little in .'debt, and bethought  this was a good time to pay off. 1. woke up just  in time to hear him say, ���������'We must raise $5000/  "Well, you see, 1 \vas half asleep, thought 1 was  still playing poker, air hearin* that put nny on  my nerve. The deacon with the plate was right  beside me in the aisle. 1 pulled out my roll and  yelled out. 'I'll see that $5000 and go $5000 better/    With that  1 put my whole $10,000 on the  plate.  "They were used to such talk out there. They  ���������thought I was a gambler who had got religion,  and before I was well enough awake to know  where 1 was the whole-congregation was singing  and the minister was praying for me. 1 wasn't  LToing to back water then, so .1 let the money go.  ���������T'ot a complementary notice in tin4 Dead wood  papers, posed as a philanthropist and all that.  . tiood joLe on me. wasn't it?"  ^First-rate.   And did you r-?a|(^j^|||g|^^^^P  "Yes sir; quit for good and a11,:^e_SSjli?i_i!^l_^_^_M  then he added':: "By the way, hay^ybuffoi|ai|i^SSSl^^P  tips on today s races?  To������the Merchaiitliii^Ba  Kootenay Lake Ooimtiy.'andoth^l^^^^^p^g^jJ  Ooncem and Interest:.  /My stock of sample goods, consisting  line  cciv  (uii  ,, Prices will be quoted to merchants t. ogbgaipnemearepwp^^  wharf, thus saving thefn all trouble,with:i$Mt������ii^  acrcnts/and so fortih.   Special ivAu(^mo%t&^f^m^^n^^^^Sm  CHARLES WESTLY BUSK;:;!Baifour^B;;:Gi||  C  '���������!;,;:;;; ;'��������� \;bj^o^;:';b,;-^^  Wholesale, Ketail, and  CoiuiMissioii Jlercliaiit,  ���������'MMi  ���������k','\, ���������  Dry  FIVE PER CENT DISCOUNT  will be allowed on ail retail CASH purchases, of over  on any line of goods.   Liberal discounts on CASH  wholesale orders. ���������;.���������-  * i - ���������  BREMNER &  AIXSWOItTII, B. C.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR HIRE.  Contracts taken for baiiling'supplies,' machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL  TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Agents,   for   navies -Say ward    Sawmill   Company s  Lumber,  Moldings,  and ..Shingles.;''.  VANCOUVER HOUSE,  AIXSWOKTH.   IL ���������.  II  aviiv leased the Vancouver from A. A. McKinnon, the  ���������unilerrti^ncd will conduct it as a first-class hotel, m  all its departments.   The dining-room  will  be run so that its reputation will be  Second to None  in the Kootenay Lake  Country.  The bar will alwavs be supplied with choice brands  of wines, liquors, and cigars.  __rxo Chinese .emploved.-si  JOHN SHANNON. T. D. MORRISON. HOT SPRINGS HEWS:  AINSWORTH, B. 0., OCTOBER 10. 1891.  Wright Street,  A NSWORTH  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  JD______.I_____=tS   I2ST  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, GTOceries, Provisions, Boots  Dry (Joods, Clothing, Men's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  _.   Having bought the stock and hook 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 possible.  MlSEUAh CLAIMS RECORDED AND TRAXSFERRKII  '<t'  1' _"fT_, 0, ��������� ���������' >  AT AINSWORTH, HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT.  - Friday, October 3rd.���������The Silver Wave, situate on the  head waters of Quartz creek"about 10 miles east of Kootenay  lake and about 15 miles southeast of Crawford's Bay and  being: a southerly extension of the Snow Drop; Edward  Roberts and Peter Cunningham locators. The Jerusalem,  situate on the headwaters o_ Quartz creek abou,i. 10 miles  east of Kootenay lake and about 15 miles southeast of  , Crawford's ������ay and about Ua miles southeast of the Silver  Wave.; Edward Roberta and Peter Cunningham locators.  Saturday, October 3rd.���������The Laurier, situate about H  miles west of Kootenay lake on the west bank pf the south  branch of Woodberry creek and being a northerly extension of the Ajax; N. A. Parcn and George Ballcod locators.  ���������The Mascott* situate about 10 miles east of Kootenay lake  and about 15 miles east of Crawford's Bay on the head-  , watfers of Quartz creek and being a southerly extension of  the Silver Wave; Charles Chambers locator.  Tuesday, October ,15th, ���������The Blake, situate about | of a  utile east of the south end of Kootenay lake; Julius Lanzon  ^locator. The Louise, situate on Louise creek on the east  side of Kootenay lake about 8 miles south of Pilot Bay;  JV O. Neill and Frank Fitch locators.  BILLS OF SALE. ' ' , ������  :v,l Friday,. October 2nd.---Thouias Snoarer to Adam McKay  and Joseph Fletcher, an undivided $ interest in the Snowbank, situate about 3 miles west of Ainsworth; consideration $200. Andrew Jardine to Joseph N. Young, a full interest in the Ontario, situate about 3 miles west of Ainsworth and adjoining the north,end of the Neosho; consideration $2000.  Saturday, October 3rd.���������Peter Cunningham and Edward  Roberts to Thomas Wall and Dan Mcliae, an undivided ������  interest in the Silverware and Jerusalem, situate on the  headwaters of Quartz creek, 15 miles southeast of Crawford's bay; consideration $1.  Tuesday, October 6th.���������T. T. McLeod to It. M. Russell  and C. T. Porter, an undivided \ interest in the Norman,  situate about 3 miles west at Ainsworth and adjoining the  Neosho; consideration ������1000. Thomas T. McLeod and (Jr.  B. Wright to C. T. Porter, a full interest in the Hope, situate about 2 miles west of Kootenay lake and east of the  Pataha; consideration $5000. C. T. Porter to 11. M. lius-  sel, an undivided $ interest in the Hope, situate east of the  Pataha; consideration $1574. C. T. Porter to R. M. itus-  sel, an undivided \ interest in the Cash Entry, situate 3  miles west of Ainsworth and adjoining the south end of the  Norman; consideration $1500.  Wednesday October 7th.���������The South Tank, situate on  the east side of Kootenay lake about \\ miles north of the  Blue Bell running parallel with and adjoining the south  side line of the Tarn O'Shantcr; the Mont-real & Kootenay  Mining Company (Limited), locators.  1 \\  throughout the world. Alvin Dings, the electrician at the Reliance works of the E. P. Allis  Company, is the man who has made this discovery. Several years ago Dings took notice of  , the great amount of coke used in melting iron hy  the present method. This set him to studying  in an attempt to discover a method by which the  cost of smelting metal could he cheapened. At  first his experiments were unsuccessful, but  about a month ago he was delighted to find that  after many tests one had proved successful.  Dings has described his 'method to a patent lawyer, who will at once forward an application for  a patent to Washington. His method of melting the iron is as follows: The metaPis, placed  in a cupola, to which electrical connections ure  made. A switch is turned*' which sends a strong  current of electricity through the metal and  forms arcs at each electrode. This produces a  grreat heat, which melts the iron very rapidly.'  The molten metal then flows into a receptacle  below the cupola,, and from there it is drawn off  for use. The new process saves one-half the  time and one-half the cost of the present method.  A dynamo of 200-horse power will be sufficient  to operate one of the largest cupolas.  LOCAL   AM>    PERSONAL.  Welling Iron by Electricity.  This is the discovery which has been made by  a Milwaukee electrician, and it promises to revolutionize the present methods of iron making  H. Gicgerich returned from Spokane this week, whether  he went to purchase goods.   He claims that the steamboat  company and railway company both handle freight with  little care, often piling heavy boxes of hardware on perishable freight like peaches and eggs and oil kegs and cases  on packages of butter. Tie attributes the blame not to the  captain of tlie boat or to the agent of the railway, but  directly to the managers of these lines for employing as  freight handlers cheap non-English .'speaking'-laborers who  cannot read the marks and .directions on boxes and who  lack even the intelligence necessary to handle freight with  judgment. l  Hilly McLeod and TomGarvey arrived at Ainsworth on  Friday afternoon, being unable to get to the hew find on  Slocan lake because of their grub running short. They report tlie weather fine and meeting between 40 and a hundred men on the way to the new strike.  Miss Katie Burns left Ainsworth on Friday for Granite,  Montana, where she. will hereafter reside.  .lames Pringle. who has piit inthe summer .prospecting  in the lake country, left Ainsworth on Monday for Kosita,  Colorado, where he will spend the winter.  Several Ainsworth'parties'who had suits in the county  court claim that justice was not done thorn; that the judge  was in too great a hurry to hear the merits of cases.  II a  E- DIO Ul  5  < KEAJI    OF   THE   WOULirH   NEW*.  i  f -  The graders oh the south extension of the Calgary & Edmonton railway on the 1st were within 9 miles of Mac!cod  and the track layers within 4 miles of High river.  Before proroguanent, Thomas McQrecvy, who represented West Quebec, wasex|������elled from the Dominion house  of parliament; the members sessional allowance was also  increased ������500.  Terrible forest tires are raging in El Dorado county. Call*  forma, being the worst in the history of the state. The tiro  covers a distance of &"������ mi|es long by=_y miles wide. About  40 families have lost everything they possessed, Farmhouses, biM������ns, fences, etc., have been destroyed. One Utile  hutting town has completely disappeared. .Magnificent  forests have, tieen utterly destroyed. "Hundreds of men  are battling with the llamas, which are marching along lit  a solid wall.  The report from Ottawa that the reciprocity conference  set for the 12th instant bctWeep secretary Maine and representatives of the Canadian^ government had been indefinitely postponed is confirmed.' M he reason given for the  postponement is that the United State*** government deems  it bent that the Canadian ooinmissiouers shouid deal  directly with mr. Blaine and mr. Harrison, and therefore  hiyrx1 asked for a postponement until mr. Blaine's return to  Washington, when a time for a meeting could be arranged*  The statement, is made that the United States is ready to  meet Canada now in regard to reciprocity, but mr. Blaine's  great personal interest in the matter 'dictated that he  should conduct the negotiations on the part of the United  States.  In the race for the base bull pennants. Boston won both  the National and American Association league championships and Portland the Northwestern league championship.  Dave (irant, day shift-bos* at tin. (Jem mine, near Gem.  Idaho, was stabbed twice near the hexirt with a mincrV  candlestick by (\ H. Stowe. death resulting in n , few moment*. Sumc delivered himself into the custody of the  constable at. (icjn and is in jail at Wallace. Stowe came  from Butte, 'Montana, a few weeks ago. 'Grant was from  Utah and .was well known in the mining camps in Idaho  and-British Columbia.  Sir'Hector Langevin left Ottawa for Quebec on the 2nd.  He was given a send-oif by a number of friends.  Iteplying,  the ex-minister said be whs only temporarily retiring from  public life.   The day was not far distant when ho would be  .ready to light his political battles over again.     V  By a census taken under tin* direction of the city council, v  Victoria has a population of _*>,8iNwhites, Iif>8������S CbinCse, 156  colored,'and������������������'$77 Indians; a total of 25,011.  ���������It is ��������� rumored from Wjis'hlugton that the Dominion gov.-"  eminent will ".he asked to name a day for a meeting with  nil*. Blaine, between/October,25th and   December 1st, to  .discuss���������.reciprocity. <  William Henry Smith, leader of the Conservative party  in th% house of 'commons, "died in .London on the 6ih. He  is reputed to have been worth $!0,000;<K>0.  There is so little water in the Ohio that teamsC4*4^4hat  river at a number of places above Cincinnati. , ,  Haying Purchased the Stocks Gamed 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,  Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Tinware, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.    The stock carried will  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  _^<3KE___T_-   POR   GrI___._NTT   _PO"VsT_D_������l^   COMPAITT.  (The best powder made for use in mines.)'  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,  . <In building lately occupied by Fletcher __ ���������o.)  -_~^���������J L_sl J^ \A/ CJ Jbru _JL JtzL.

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