Swindle.— Two or three little girls, the local paper states, have been begging on the Peninsula for their mother, ill at Mintaro, who desires to get to Copperopolis, having been ordered by the doctor to do so for change of air. They farther (sic) alleged that having some friends, a house could be had on the mines if support were forthcoming. Unfortunately, so neat a story proved on enquiry to be pure fiction, as on (sic) person of the name given lives at Mintaro.