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 iiem*_pw_e-i  <v  NUMBER 6.  AINSWOBTH, BBITXSH   COLUMBIA,  OOTOBEB 17,  1891,  TEH CENTS  FILLY    AH   <;OOI>   AS    FIKST   -_UEI*01tTt:i>.  HALF   A   I1UNI>KEI>   CLAIMS    ALRKADY   STAKED  IN THE NKW KASLO-SLOCAN DISTRICT.  The News is indebted to S. 8. Bailey, who returned to Ainsworth this week from the discoveries on the Kaslo-Slocan divide, for the  following information regarding the character  of the finds and their location. Mr. Bailey made  the trip in with 2 miners and 2 Indians, the  latter packing provisions���������but was compelled to  take a portion of the packs on his own back before the discoveries were reached. He remained  3 days on the ground, fcakihg his departure before the recent snow-storm commenced. The  snow was then between 8 and 10 inches deep on  the 'summit:  The large vein discovered by, the Hennessy  and Seat on party is situated on a ridge or backbone, probably about 9 miles east of Slocan lake  in an air line, and about 16 miles west of  Kootenay lake. By the route followed from the  mouth of Kaslo creek the distance is probably  22 miles: following the north fork of the Kaslo  to 2 lakes called Bear and Fish lakes, thence  crossing a backbone at a considerable height, 0  miles to the Maud E mine, one of the Hennessey-  Seat on group. The grade of the valley is very  gradual, the following altitudes being indicated  by the barometer: Kaslo City, on Kootenay  lake, 1750 feet; North Fork vallev, 13 miles from  Kaslo City, 3500 feet; Bear hike, about 3900 feet.  This shows a gradual i aise of 2200 feet in 16 miles,  or about 140 feet to the mile, a very fajir railroad  grade. The valley is wide and .well adapted for  a wagon road or trail with but little side-hill  work and no rock work apparent. From Bear  and Fish lakes the same depression continues  across the mountains to Slocan lake, it being  difficult to tell where the water first begins to  flow to the west, down the stream known,as  Seaton creek. Into this creek* about 6 miles  from the lakes,, a "creek called Carpenter's creek  flows from the south, and by following the valley  "oT^s  &  w ������> camp  K^^^*^������uu_,.  tfl  -,_     Urou-n ������p fam ������to-f    Lorn  tr\   Bear-     Vi��������� riae_      'iWioLtl(3  ���������������������������-������������������/��������� *&*^  v^ &*\t  V^        V^������  C*^      ���������  ^i  of this stream about 3 miles, one comes to a circular basin, hemmed in by pretty steep mountains on the ea?t and west sides. The Hennessy  mines He on the hill upon the east side of this  basin, running in a fairly straight course a trifle  to the west or north. The following is a list of  the mines with the respective altitudes of their  center stakes: Noble Five, 5600 feet; Knoxville,  6200; Bonanza King, 6800; World's Fair, 7450;  Maud E, 8050. The Iiuby Silver joins this oh the  north side of the summit and lies at a lower  'elevation. The quantity of mineral which is  shown in all of these locations is vere,great. Byl  actual measurement mr. Bailey made the width  of the vein in its widest place 20 feet, composed  of a strata of pure galena, carbonates or more  properly oxides, a thin strata of lirhe and silica, ^  and considerable iron. The formation isVlinje^  stone and a schistose shale of a dark shade. Sp J  little work has been done that it is impossible tji> J  speak of the walls of the Vein, but it evidently^  crosses the formation of the country rb^k;in ^  slightly diagonal direction. Other veins wellr  denned seem to run across the larger ones>nd  J I j  ��������� it" ,_ejl  I".      i������V  sCTpj-  iW->'jw  it-a    ..hftt  ' ; V i  The North Fork of Kaslo Creek flows southeast  rV^?���������tfJ<,f5  *9i  BRENNAN'S CAMP.  XXX  About 7 miles west of Kootenay lake and 15 northwest of Kaslo City.  mil  :A  >i  ^  on 'th'o principalone of .these are located the  Blue Jaw (lalena, Morning ��������� (Jlory. Northern  ��������� Bell, and* Lone Jack. Crossing a small stream  to the northwest and sit uated on a ridge formed  by tln'v junction of C-arpenter and Seaton creeks  aia distance of about two miles from the large  vein are the original discoveries made by Oupen-  t:er and Seaton. The Payne, with a north and  south extension called tlie Washington, Bear,  and Lottie. Another ledge-seems to run across  ���������this one also, and on it are located the Maid of  Krin. Mayflower, Mountain Chief, Two Jacks,  ���������Reciprocity, and several, others. The claims  hitherto described arc only the ones taken up by  ���������the original discoverers'of the camp. Since  then the entire surface of the ground has been  carefully'exam.iued and probably from 20 to o0  additional locations have been made, many of  them showing equally as large and as rich ores  as were found in the lirst instance.  k'l have1 never seen a-couiitry which looked so  favorable and so universally full of rich mineral  as this." said mr. Bailey. k4I brought over SO  pounds of samples from dliferent mines, and ot  the galena samples, the assays ranged from 131  to 748 onnccs of silver to the ton. 1 like also the  existenceof t helargo quantities of iron, and there  'is "certainly plenty of lime for fluxes or otherwise. There is no doubt in my mind that the  Outlet for the ore will be bv the north fork of  *������.������������������ ���������.  Kaslo creek to Kootenay lake. Slocan lake is  ���������equally'as ���������.accessible* but no more so, from the.  mines,* and when once down upon that body of  water, there are considerable difficulties to be  overcome before routes of transportation are  reached. The vallev of the. Kaslo is capitalIv  adapted for either a pack trail, a wagon road, or  a railroad. With a good pack trail a man can  gallop from Kaslo City to the mines in 3h hours."  " To the north the mineral belt seems to extend  from the mines heretofore mentioned for a good,  many miles across the North Fork of the Kaslo.  The " Bronnan camp, is distant southeasterly  about 15 miles, upon a tributary of the Kaslo  called the Whitewater, and still further towards  Kootenay lake is the Jardine camp. In both of  these camps rich and huge1 veins have been  found.    A trail has been cut from the mouth of  Schroder creek nearly to t he latter mines. From  the Hennessy camp Tom McGovein .brought  in various specimens from the Great Western,  Snow-Storm, and Chicago. The assays from  these ran 73 ounces, 142 ounces, and 202 ounces.  Mr. Flint had an assay from the Bonanza King  of 964 ounces. E. E.' Fletcher has the following assays: Treasure Vault, 159 ounces; Free  Coinage, 408- ounces; Ajax, 189 ounces; Crown  Point, 780 ounces. In the latter gray copper  predominates.  The following is a full list of assays made from  the new camp within the last 3 days taken from  different mines: 27.1, 213, 121, 1S9, 964, 85, 79, 144,  213, and 328 ounces.  The above map will give the reader an idea of  the location of the discoveries. Slocan lake is  situate about midway'between'Kootenay lake  and Lower Arrow lake and some 25 to 30 miles  northeast of the Columbia & Kootenay railway  ���������crossing-of Slocan river. Kaslo City, at the  mouth of Kaslo creek, is between 20 and 25  miles distant from the groups of claims designated on the map. **_t_5-4.������������..W_������-.o^^Lf-i-Wfc^ '���������  .;-_>_��������� __i___jCJL"W__-_  A������ r*'Ht-   *,��������������� f  :___������_____  J" ~>JI%,  JV  ���������f.vW    __��������� -i������������������4 ��������� JiW nif~  ^V1 ^A<jJS_ijf  r._uJ3~  HOT SPEDJGS HEWS:  AINSWOBTH, B.C, 00T0BEB 17, 1891.  %  ^ ���������/>���������?'  , J,; ���������  , ,  u,r -���������  _&.  i*r-  hi v*'  1_   'i     fV>   ~'^i    "  V * <���������*  r3?.  <.!������������������<. -  (   ,-  *>;  ,5 ������<������  Iff^  _ft*r  &. > *���������  "! ;���������*. -      4  tffr  7Wii //<?r SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON SAT-  unlays, and will be mailed to subscribers at the following  rates* payable in advance: One year $4, six months $2.50,  three Months $1.50. Advertising rates given on application.  No communication or Utter on*er an anonymous signature  will be printed.. HOUSTON &> INK, Proprietors.  3������t ^Vtm%s Ifcfofi.  REARRANGE   THE   BOUNDARIES   OP  THE  MINING   DIVISIONS.  It has been suggested to the government that  the boundaries of the tinning divisions of southern Kootenay be rearranged.    As defined at  present, prospectors are often unable to deter-  mine in which division their tjnds are located.  It  is   evident  that  the   boundaries   of  divis-  ions should be the natural ones of watersheds,  and not the artificial ones of degrees of longitude or parallels of latitude.  All locations made  oh a. creek, like Coffee for instance, should be  recorded at the same office, and not as now at 2  offices, owin^ to the headwaters of the creek  being in one division and the mouth in another,  the 117th degree of longitude being the dividing  line.    The suggestion made to the government  that the Ainsworth  and  Nelson divisions  be  divided hy a line extended east from Balfour  through tlie Purcell range, attaching the country north of that line to Ainsworth and the  country south of the line to Nelson, would be no  improvement over  the present   arrangement .  Such a line is likely to cross in its course streams  ������������������fir'**.*  ite^yl^ lake in a'southwesterly  ffi *'lvsj '.:���������;"���������       direction,   in   which  case  the   headwaters   of  <���������>; *  ������ y     h  i/h  K        iv(  direction,   in   which  case  such! streams would be in the Ainsworth  division and the lower end in the Nelson divi-  sion. Then, again, Ainsworth is accessible the  year round to all points on the lake���������the lake  never freezing over���������and is but 8 miles from Balfour, while Nelson is 20.  The News suggests that the Ainsworth division shall include all the territory on the creeks  and rivers that flow into Kootenay lake; Goat  River division, all the territory on the creeks  that empty into Kootenay river between the  mouth of that river and the international boundary line; Nelson division, all the territory on  the creeks that empty into the Salmon river and  all the creeks that empty into the outlet and  river west of the lake; Trail Creek division, all  the. territory on the creeks that empty into the  Columbia river between the head of Lower Arrow lake and the international boundary line.  if the divisions were arranged as above suggested, prospectors would have no- difficulty' in.  determining the office at Which they should record their locations, and no one would be required to pass a recorder's office in order to make  !a record. There can be no good reason for making the boundaries of mining divisions true east  and west or north and south lines.  POPULAR   GO VERNMENT  At the unveiling of the statue in honor of  general Grant at Chicago last week, judge'Gres-'  ham, the orator.of the occasion, uttered sentiments that are as applicable to the people-of  Canada as to the people of the United States.  He said:  "It is a mistake to suppose that popular gov-  44 eminent is an art or a mystery. Some of the  44 details of administration require special train-  44 ing or experience; but in its broad policies, in  the adjustment of it to the ends for which it  was. organized, in the promotion of its purposes, men who feel rightly and see clearly,  44 who have sound judgment and saving com-  " mon  sense,  and   who   will  resolutely   assert  a  a  a  "themselves under all circumstances, may be  ** safely trusted with its affairs and destinies.   It  " would not be popular government if it were  ** otherwise.   The men who have left the pro-  "��������� foundest memory on our history were not so  " much distinguished for their wealth, or their  " erudition, as for the qualities, or some of them,  " which distinguished Grant.   These qualities  ** are essential ingredients of political manhood,  *' and they are, no less necessary and useful iu  " peace than in war.   We need men possessing  " them to resist the aggressions of those who  " seek  to make of our politics,  both an  art  ** and    a   mystery,   intelligible   only    to   the  ** adept and initiated, who assume the   iiian-  " agement   of   them   by   virtue   of  their  ca-  44 pacity  for   the  deft   and   artful   manipula-  44 tion  of their fellows.   Their influence upon  44 the country is corrupt and debasing, and the  44 area of political venality constantly enlarges  44 under it.   According to their views the whole  44 interest that any citizen  has in municipal,  44 state, or national government is measured by  44 what he can make out of it.    It is worse than  44 idle to  shut   our eyes to  the   existence   of  44 corrupt methods and practices in our politics,  44 which threaten to subvert our free instit utions.  44 The people are. often cheated at the polls and  44 in legislation, and prizes which should be the  44 reward of honest merit are too frequently be-  ,4 stowed upon the cunning and the unscrupulous  44 rich.   Men like Giant, who have sprung from  44 the people, with sfrong and resolute character,  44 unspoiled by luxury, clear-minded, and lfevel-  44 headed, able to see men and things as they  44 really are, undeceived by outward show and  44 conventionality, are worth more to our nation  44 than all its niere cunning, self-seeking politi-  44 cians,its political theorists, or its plutocrats,  44 In war and peace these qualities lie: at the  44 foundation of all true character.    A nation not  44 only needs such men but they are indispensi-  44 ble to it.    In times of peril it may perish with-  44 out them."  i  BREMNER & WATSON,  i. ��������� >  AINSWOKTII, 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' j>sivies*.Ssiyward     Saw mil 1    4 oiitpuit.v K  Lumber,   Moldings,  and   Shingles.  To the Merchants of the  Kootenay Lake Country, and others whom it may  Concern and Interest:  My stock of sample goods, consisting'of the following  lines, is now open for inspection, and I am prepared to receive orders for any amount. Fine clothing of all sort*.  (under-and over-), boots, hats, (over 100 different, including men's, boys', and girls'K towels, tios, braces, blankets,  carpets, mats, needles, thread, cotton, buttons, etc.  Prices will be quoted to merchants f. o. b. at the nearest  wharf, thus saving them all trouble with custom or freitrJa  agents, and so forth. Special inducements for cash payments on large orders. Call and see the stock beforu  ordering your fall supplies, and I think you will, be pleased.  A small stock also on sale to retail customers.  CHARLES WKSTLY   BUSK,  Balfour, B. C.  J. A. MELVILLE,  ARCHITECT,  CONTRACTOK  AND   BUILDER,  AI.VSWORTH,   IS. ������:.  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.  NELSON SAWMILL CO.  Yard:   At end of Flume In Nelson.  Mill: Two Miles Moutb of Nelson.  Manufacture  LUMBER,  MOLDINGS,  SHINGLES.  The nlill is now in thorough order  And Will Cut 20,000 Feet a Day.  Orders for special-size ^titt* w*u receive prompt'  attention.  !7>  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.  MANUFACTURERS OK  OF  KVKKY   PKSCiUP'nON;  PBICE  JLIST  (DKUYKHKI*  AT  M-XXON,   At NSWOItTU.   Ok   H \ \.\ (M K).  IMCISSM*. ,  No. 1 flooring, I inch, per M ....... S.'fc;'oo-  No. 2       .'���������'        <; inch, " '.....-'..    \>7 (X)  No. 1 ceiling, \ iimh, "   .T_ IH>  No. 2        ".     t; inch, **   ���������    ...>������������������ /*������  Uustie, "   *]; (mi  Select clear.. 1)1), " ...                                          10 (K)  No. I common, I), " '*>���������-, (������)  Jiar and counter tops,.clear, per foot     pi  ItOM.II. -  No. 1 common, per M  ^������i) ot)  ^������j2    "     . u   .,v ::'....'/.... ::*hi*i  Shingles, "  |  ^,  MOMftl\<;s.  Bead, panel, enmn, ha.^e, etc., etc., per foot _}������'������lUc  Wills nt Pilot Hny,  Kool< na>   Lake.  S. C. Spalding,   ...    Manager  R. r. IMIflJV. Ajtcnt at Nelson.  BICi:*l\g:it  A UATS4IN.  A������< uls at  Ainsworth. HOT SPEMGS HEWS;   AUTSWOETH, B. 0., OCTOBER 17. 1891.  A   STORV   OF   Till:  COHSTOCK   MMfrE,  c>  After years of vary i ng fort tine in ot her mining camps, I returned to the Comstock in the  .early eighties ami got work in lhe Malta. Compared with the old lurid days Virginia, City  seemed almost deserted. It made, me sad to see  so iiianv abandoned houses* The Very plank  walks looked melancholy ���������their hard, resinous  knots protruding above tfie softer suifacf.  Where were the thousands w!h������m* restless feet  had worn them? A few old pioneer polyglot  liars still loitered around the sunny corners-  too lufcy to work and too poor or,too listless to  ���������get away, lik/disahled hiids whose, companions  have migrated.  My fellow workman was known as "Dagger  Joe/*    Pnlike- the other hoys, he was never seen  with a'pistol. His helt always earried a murderous looking knife, with a double-edge spiral  blade, whose buekhorn handle contained 9 suggestive notches about which Joe was persist-  eutlv silent. One night* he told me he took the  knife from a 'Greaser who died in the act of robbing Joeis sluice boxes in California. His cruel  luonth grinned in a reminiscent sort of a way,  as if he was tasting pleasant memories.  From desultory remarks I inferred that he had  followed; the pioneer wave of adventureis from  camp to camp, and by accident, like myself, had  stranded there, witl/fortune to get.  We. two were she night shift in the east drift  from the main adii. heloW.theSutro tunnel level,  about :WM*Jfeel from the shaft, beyond which all  the other men worked.  The east drift seemed, a hopeless prospect, but  against the,advice of the superintendent the directors insisted upon its continuance.,  One niifht .Joe told me he overheard the superintendent talking to the president, who had  just secretly driven over from Carson, and had  spent several hours in the mine. s;  A big deal was pending. The stock was at bedrock and wa-s to be boomed oat of sight.  We had no money, but cary information judiciously used is sometimes a surer bait to catch  the  wary trout, fortune, than a whole pot of  gold. '  1 exchanged our early information lor options  on stock, whirl) we sold out just as the high  tide was turning. We made enough to afford  to quit Work, but the possibilities of more early  information decided us to work back on as if we  had no snug lit tie 'hank account. We had nearly  landed the trout, fortune, but some one else  was fated to''.eat.it. One morning when we came  out to the '-mine "we bought 'a-.newspaper, as  usual to note-the state of the marker and see  how /certain little uflyers" were flying. AVe  weie siinplv pa raided to learn that the. casjiier  "(if our bank, 'unlike the leopard, had ..changed his  spots and we were "merely day laborers again.  ���������Joe's race was a pi.ct lire. The cashier had better  have been where Dante visited,-.without even a  harpy's' claws 'Tor'defense*, than to have stood  before .Joe at that moment, Joe was so stingy  that he never drank except at anothei-s expense.  Hot that dav he got wildly, then sotttshly drunk.  Thai night/ for the iirst tune, 1 went to the east  drift alone. . .   ������������������  Were vou rviT down in a deep mine alone.J  Il is m> still there. At ni_;htv on the mountain  ton vou see the stars in the clouds and hear the  Ml|,(; of 'the winds. In the blackest forest you .  kn<iw the trees, at least, are living, lor Hieir  -restless leaves speak to you. Hut down in an  old mimv whose dark avenues, stretch out into  mikuown darkness, the grim silence hurts you,  <������verpowers vou, and you Want to ciy out to-  bear the .sound of a -living voice. Vou grope  uIoiilt. fe<din_; that Caeh step may take you out  into "black possibilities, l><>ynn������t thenaiTowcuvle  ofledif thrown bv voiir dickering candle. AY hat  if v.iiir candle should go out ? Your hand con-  vn'lsiv(^lv grabs fop your match box, and it by  sad chance vou have* left it, the tension on your  nerves is so*t errible t hat vouareahnost tempted  to blow out vonr own candle to-ettvbet by taring a realitv of horror. Thenar heart chokes  you .as the'hollow'.sound of your step upon the  hoards over- some abandoned winze wakes the  dead echoes, whicli seem to your distorted tancy  .1  Joe and J used to "soldier"a little. He would  smoke while I spun yarns. He sometimes  laughed with his beady black eyes. I never  knew his month to achieve Anything humorous  but a sardonie, irregular grin.  After setting off a blast to make room for a  square set of timbers in a rock which appeared  to bn in the bottom of the drift, 1 waited for the  smoke to partly clear away and then leisurely  went through the murky, nitrogenous smell  hack to my work. The blast had done more  than 1 expected. In the lower right-hand corner furthest from the shaft was uncovered the  apex of a body of rich sulphurets, so dear to the  miner's heart and so  pregnant with dazzling  and  it.  possibilities. I held a piece in my hand a  wished it all were mine. Why not? 1 found  1 alone knew of it. My own fortune had just  been snatched away by the faithless man I  trusted. I remembered* a text in my boyish  copybook, "Self-preservation is the first law of  nature." The words seemed branded anew on  inv memory, and a new meaning dawned upon  me. "I chuckled to myself because Dagger Joe  was drunk. My mind was full of glittering  dreams, from which I was startled by a sound.  J looked iip and into the gleaming eyes of Dagger Joe, drunk enough to he ugly���������but too good  a, miner not to realize the soul-,warping situation. In an instant we read each other's greedy  thoughts. As he swiftly drew* his knife, the  dim light flashing on its cruel blade made me  shudder. I struck him a blow with my pick  which would have felled an ox. His right arm  dropped useless at his side, and the knife flew  against the wall as he sprang upon me and bore  me to the ground unhurt. He was much inoie.  than a match for me. -As it was, I strained  every nei ve, and ahnostdispaired before I rolled  him over and got my knee on his iminjured arm.  Quickly I grabbed the knife, and its screw-like  blade sought his heart���������again and again.   Can  1 ever forget his face and eye;s? Exhausted  us T was, 1 quickly dragged his body to the old  winze, tore aside the boards,and slid the ghastly  thing out of sight. My "memory still "echoes to  heavy, hounding sounds, and the faint splashes  as it* plunged into the slimy water a hundred  feet below. .Replacing the plank arid dirt, I  rolled, my wheelbarrow over *it many times,  then nervously set in the timbers which covered  the exposed ore. And my two seciets were safe  in the heart of ih������ Malta, mine.  It was hard to work out my time that night.  It was not easy to recross that old winze after  my blood had cooled. 1 went to my room and  actually slept soundly till lutein the afternoon  ���������you see 1 was so exhausted, and my judgment  told me 1 was safe.  1 ���������went:0ve.r to Joe's boarding-house and asked  what had "become of him and why he had. not  come t<> work the night before. A man I didn't  know replied, "Joe got very drunk. He went  down to my shaft about, mid night���������you know,;.  I'm the new engineer on the Mexican. He said;  he was going through into the Malta and go to  work. But! suppose he was too drunk fro find  his way, and he may be in the bottom of some  old winze���������or in hell, sobering up. Nobody  would care much���������heV an ugly devil. He threatened to knife me .because I would' not lend him  some money." When he mentioned the old;  winze, it did seem as if my heart would burst.  But he was tying his shoe as he said that, and  did not seethe spasm of pain that paled my face.  Joe" was camp talk for a few days, and was  then either ignored or forgotten. An unpaid  hoard bill furnished a motive for running away,  and it was generally believed be had done so./  The east* (biff was soon abandoned. The  further it was driven the safer was my secret.  Atrain 1 was possessed of early inforinatioii of a  diTrerent  nature, which 1 coined into goblin a  dilYeientway. ",���������,-, i  ^i    ^  A partner was'easily found who leased mat  supposed .barren end of the Malta, and I Was put  in charge of the work. I purposely began a new  drift- near the old winze, into which 1 dumped  the waste till KXVteet of rock and clay made me  feel safer. Then a crosscut discovered the ore  ami 'my wildest dreams were realized. One  morning the night boss met me at the shaft  ��������� house-and  in a "half apologetic  way said that  2 Herman miners had stuped up into the old east  drift to where the ore ran right up.against a set  ���������of timbers, and that the men who placed those  timbers there without seeing the ore must have  been tenderfeet or very'drunk.    As the 2 Ger-  a  turb,,l.   You i���������..h1 not Mush ���������������*Vs,,iUm/;ii h',' . .  '   .,      ,, Vnto t\w ili'ift thev hoard the sound  i^^ZUr^^^X^&   1  ^*\X\>r^ :������ ���������r a.Wa^.    They  could see no light and no person there. On  going closer with their own candles they saw a  hand holding a drill in place, which was struck  by a hammer held in another hand, and no other  sign oL human beings there. The miners had  thrown down their tools and rushed up on top,  and swore that inching: could induce them to go  there again.  If I had not been smoking I could not have"  concealed my terrible fear,Reyen fi om the haif-  emtiarrassed forman. But I took a fresh grip  on myself and quietly told him about the wild  superst itions of the miners in the'Hartz mountains, and added that some German miners were  affected by them; besides, the*eiiieii must have  been drinking. The foreman replied: *i saw  them when they came up; if they were drunk  below, fear had sobered them." I did not go  into the mine ihat dayT but went to lied with a  raging headache. 1 told my partner I feared I  was catching mountain fever and I wanted to  go away. 1 sold out to him and left that afternoon.  After years of wandering around the globe,  one day in Paris I chanced to pick up a Vir- ,  giuia City paper in a hotel frequented by  Americans. Reading its old familiar type and  the well known names in its advertisements  made my heart warm toward my old friends  and I determined to take the next steamer  home. My mind was full of pleasant dreams  and I dropped the paper on t he vdge of the table  and it turned oyer and fell on my knees. Right  there under my eyes was something which blurred their sight.  "Was it Dagger Joe?   A curious thing occurred last night in what is known as the old east  drift of the Malta mine.   It may be forgotten  that this drift was principally run by Dagger  Joe and mr. A���������-, who afterwards became half  owner of a lease on that part of the mine.   Jt is  shrewdlv.suspected that mr. A-���������knew what ;hyMm  he was leasing.   A short time before the.mine7-2^  was leased Dagger Joe inyst eriously disappeared, J%������  It was said he ran away to avoid a board tftUy--v-vSm���������  hut why should.'tie when lie had^a better job  0*1  -' 1  irfl  ���������3 ?1  'il  !���������'  -4-*:  Yfii  ���������f -.,  11-,''j.  > 'a,  ���������������������������a;  -..6B  ' ^ !?$%>  ~&  '���������r.T i*; 4,1.  ^  ^������BM  . W-K'  t1'  "tf  than he could probably get elsewhere? tQi}ly^i0M  the ���������omstock miners get $4 >per day.   -Miv A-^~; /T^  The mine was again leased to a couple of Swedes,,  who, as mere gleaners, can make, money on ore  a company could not afford to work. They were  carrying in a set of timbers, to strengthen the  old srtope, which broke with the east drift, when  they heard the sound of workmen. This surprised them, as they had employed no one to  work there. To their horror they discovered 2  human hands, without any body, working a  hammer and drill like an old miner. The Swedes  have thrown up the lease. It is said such an appearance was seen there 'the. night before mr.  A. sold out and went traveling. Can it be that  old miserly Dagger Joe found an unsought  grave somewhere in tliat old mine, and his  spirit refuses to keep down because he did not.  fare as well in this life as his fellow workman in  the east drift?   Strange things happen on the  Comstock." v      '      ...  Theu I realized that I was banished for life.  Hknky Anderson,  Notary 'Public.  Anderson &  John L. Hetallack, ,  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  Crown Kraut* obtaiiiea ��������� for Mineral Claims.  Agents for Absentee Claim Owners.  Collect ions Made.  Correspondence Solicited.  Office in-Townsite office. Sutton street, Ainsworth, B. 0.  HENRY & ADAMS,  PIONEEE DRUG S  AINSWOUTH,   B. C.  Druss and Medicines, Wall Paper Pjjinte and Oils,  Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing lacklt,  Stationery, etc. HOT SPRINGS HEWS:  ADJSWOBTH, B. 0., OCTOBEB 17. 189L  5  Having Purchased the Stocks Carried by  The Lindsay Mercantile Co.  and Fletcher & Co.  y  o  pw>  -i* ���������  If   ft!  P  is prepared to supply Prospectors, Mining Companies, and the Gens_s_l-Trade with  everything in the line of  MINING AND MINERS' SUPPLIES,  O < '  J '       ') ������  G-roceries, Provisions, Hardware, Tinware, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.   The stock carried will  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  jFOIR  G-X A 3_TT  PO"WDEE   OOIMIB A TT^r.  (The best powder made for use in mines.)  i?  Pi"  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,  (In building lately occupied by Fletcher ������l Co*)  i    # ,i  ���������KEAM   OF   Till;   WORLD'S   NEWS.  K  ,5  %'*   ...  \> \'  fl*.  M  :������->   (J- Jhl>f V *' '  *e .ft  teft^rsV" sac-, j '*' v1^!1  ft<      ,1"        ....  Sir James Ferguson, Conservative, was re-elected  in  ���������     Northeast Manchester district over C. P. Sedtt, Liberal, by  ' *,,  a vote of 4053 to 3908.   Ferguson is a member of the Salis-  \ bury government and mr. Scott is the editor of the Man-  ;    cheater Guardian.   ,  Sir MichaetHicks-Beacli hits been selected by lord Salts-  ( bury as the leader of the government.in the house of com-  ,   ', mons, in the place,*tf W. H. Smith, deceased.  Joseph Clark, at the Granite mine, near Wallace, Idaho,  f , was instantly killed on the morning of the 6th by a portion  r<j '"������f the roof of the mine fallingon him. Clark was a native  Vv ~&t Ireland, and it is not known, whether he had any rela-  j ', itives in this country or not. He went to Africa _ or 3 years  ' v ago with Jim Hawes, a former superintendent of the Gran-  \.'  jite^hiine, and returned to Wallace last spring.  The 3 men tried at Butte for the murder of Penrose were  "n   "i *  & .V  "''SB  ^^Vbel^l to await action by the grand jury and refused bail.  *r They have suejcl out a writ of habeas corpus, in t&c expec-  tatiba that the district judge will over-rule the decision of  the examining magistrates, and release them on bail,    o  ;;; The!Butte; papers state that������the Anaconda company's  mines and smelter will be in full operation by the 1st of  November. This is understood to Jba as coming frow nn*.  Daly direct, the railroad companies having conceded the  claims o_ the smelting company.  The fight in southern states between the Democracy and  the Farmers' Alliance its growing savage. The Fanners'  Alliance in South Carolina and Georgia demands a complete surrender of office and power on the part of the Democracy, and gives notice that it proposes to take what it  doesn't get otherwise. The Democratic organization, engineered by the exrslayehoiding aristocracy, grows angrier  and more menacing in tone, and there is -little doubt that  if it was dealing with negroes instead of white men, force  would be quickly brought into requisition.  A census office bulletin shows the quantity of iron ore  produced in the United States during the year 18$> to be  14,510,041 long tons, valued at $33,351,97_4^verage $2.30 per  ton. *:. ''-...'.";. "'������������������ o ;'��������� : ���������'-.  A monument has been erected at Dead wood, Dakota,������'  over the grave of James B. Hickok, better known in life as  "Wild Bill," who >vas killed at Dead wood in its early days.  Last week The News stated that Dave Grant, well-  known in the lake country, had. .been...-killed near Gem,  Idaho, by a miner named Sttfwe. Stowe had his preliminary examination at Wallace on the 8th, and was bound  over in the sum of $2500t6 answer to the grand jury.  Golden Era, 10th: "The wonderful deposits of coal that  were supposed to be located in the Crow's Nest pass, and  which have been booming that section for some Mum past,  have not come up .to-expectations."'' It appears that the deposits are of too tender years to be of any use. We are  sorry to hear this news, as we understand a number of  East Kootenayitcs have invested considerable in flndin 4  out this unsatisfactory news."  A miners' nfeetirig at Golden, called to consider amend--,  ments to the Mineral Act, agreed that colonel Daker's pet  amendmdnt to section 15 would be of no -benefit, and  accordingly voted it down.    Baker's amendment would  make the end lines of all mineral claims run due wist and j  west or due north and south, which would result in mak������ !  ing all claims anything but parallelograms. j  This year a farmer living near Walla Walla, Washing-- ]  ton, had 05 aqres in wheat, which returned a yield of oOfli  bushels to the acre, 7  The prizes offered for the mincrs's drilling contest at the ���������  opening of the Mining Congressin 'Denver, November 18th, I  are as follows:   The first pri/.e, _ haimners on drill, $1000; ;  second prize $500; third prize $250.   Granite roek  to he :  used.   In addition will be a cup valued at $1000 to "be held ,  by winning team for 2 years against the annual meetings '  of the congress.                                        ���������  Fred Robinson, who has managed sawmills at Beaver. ;  on the mainline of the Canadian Pacific, sinee construe- I  tion da'ys, has sold his interests to Ross & McKcnzie, and ;  is off on a vacation trip to his old stamping grounds in |  Ontario. i  Late advices from Australia are that John X.. .Sullivan  and'hiivtheatrical troupe arc stranded at Melbourne, and  that both John L. and Duncan B. Harrison have tele-,  graphed for funds to conic home on. The Australians did  not take kindly to John L's acting, however much they  may have admired his pugilistic abilities.  Twenty thousand people witnessed the young stallion  AIlertondethronekiDg of theUirf Xelson at Grand Rapids,  Michigan, on the 8ih. The first heat was won by Kelson in  2:13, Ailerton taking the second, third, and fourth heats m  2:13-}, 2:15, and 2:15_.  Frank Melbourne, the Australian rain-maker, closed his  experimenting at Goodland, Kansas, on the 8th. To the  committee of citizens to whom lie had been under coninu-t,  he explained that the cold nights counteracted all the  work he did during the day. and that it was useless for him  to experiment further. Since his experimenting began,  '.northwestern Kansas has . had.-'itiore rain than lias ever  fallen there before; and all the people are satisfied with his  explanation. At a mass meeting of citizens, Melbourne  was' asked to submit a proposition for watering the 40  counties in western Kansas,'and lie offered to do it for 10  cents for "each cultivated acre. rJ'here were this year _,(KK)v-  000 acres under cultivation in the counties 'which it is proposed to water.  Dr. Montague, member of the Dominion house from  Haldimand county, Ontario, and a.noted man in the councils of tlie Conservative party, has moved to Jiritish Columbia,, and will practice his profession at 'Vancouver.  Xol  Very  flefinitely   Localeil.  The following- ccinnininicatton, unsig'tieds was  recently received by t he Spokane 8p<������kesnmn:  ''Found dead, hy tlirec* })rospectors, the body of  a nujii in the mountains-' in Brilish (.!<>Ji<nibia;  about 50 years old; weight '.about 120 pounds;  looked like lie might have divd of some, lung  disease,. By papers found on him it is supposed  that his name is Thayer, and that he."has a wile  and 2 children somewhere in theCouir d'Alene  country,"  f~\ ~D I I h L__T  v_j>_Jru JL _n_l  1   r  lOt'AL   A\n   rmtsosAt.  James Hrennand. a wclj������kin������wn pniMpoctor and miner,  has gone oyt to (^dorado for the winter.  T. C Wells and Henry Cody,, who started on a trip,to tho  Kamloops country about a nionth ago, returned to Ainsworth this weak. They report little being done in a mining  , way in the N'icola valley and nothing at nil, on I he North  Thompson. They also tonka run up to IlteeitleWHet, and  re|>ort 3 men at work on the I^mark making tui<upraise  from the tunnel to the old workings; but tw no survey htm  lwjeii made, the men at work do not know whether'they  jire under the old workings or running past them* although  the sounds indicate their nearness.  Among the arrivals at Ainsworth during the week were  A. \V. McCunoof Salt bnke. Ctah; W. L. Hoge of Anaconda, <Montana; t\r. Coo at Seattle, Washington; T. K.  ,Cloheeyt formerly of t|ie W<m^1 'Itiver coiititry in Idaho;  W\ II. Jrwiriof Monlreal; dr. Campbell <>f the lievelsteke  smelter; W. C. Ward of Victoria; ant! William Alperson  of .Spokane Palls. AH these gentlemen, with the exception0  of mr. \Vard, are more or less interested in mines in Hot  Springs district. , .  The Xeosho Inis shipped U& sacks of ore to the ftmeitor at  Tae������ima, mereh' for a working test; the shipment going by  way of itovclsiok". The owner, dr. Ccm1, is now on the  ground tailing a look at his property.  The boys are straggling in from the Slocan strike. Son *  of them swearing trial \t is the biggest thing in thv Kootenay I,akc countrv; other*, again, say it in in* great shakes  after all. Probably lu<-k in getting onto good ground )ms  something to do with the opinions expressed.  The Idaho lias resumed busine.^s. She brought in a  cargo of passengers from Nelson on Thursday.  William Lynch and |iis partner returned on Friday from  the Sloea'ni" 'They'renbrt discovering a I.>foot ledge carrying grey copper and orif tie silver,   Their tf'n.d is neart'jr"the  ���������'Slocan lake than .other,.discoveries.  -.'There is a rumor current in 'Ainswdrtii ���������that J. (-. itykert  lias resigned theo/Mce of eolU.iet6r of.custouisat the.boundary -line. ������������������;:  faiiailiaiiH  not at all  FeverlsliV  Spokane Heviinv. 8th: Interest in "the eastern caifnpaign  is spreading. S'e'st'enlay tlie Review re<'ei ved; a telcgnim  of io<lUiry from N*<rIson! British Columbia,. .asking the results of the election in Ohio. Our Canadian friends seem  to be 'a' litt le feverish on .���������American polities.  No; the Canadians are riot all feverish, although (5 out of 10 of t hem hope that McKiidey  will he defeated in Ohio. The feverish symptoms  were .exhibited ...'by John il. Cook and Ben  Thomas, natives of Kent uekv��������� and Iowa respec-  tlvelv. Ben he.t .bdm U. 2 to ftlmt McKinJey  would defeat Campbell. Both -understood the  election to tie bin the first Tuesday in October;  hence thotelegrnm of inquiry.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  T333__VX______^S   I3ST  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Men's Purnishings, Etc., Etc.  __T. _F!  .    Having bought the stock and book 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 possible.

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