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There been considerable amount of
epaco given in all the papers in the
mining portions of  British Columbia
to suggestions of  different  amendments to the mining laws of the province—most of them very good, and
some of them absolutely necessary for
the protection and encouragement of
the mining industry; but one thing of
vital importance, and one that would
tend to shut a certain class who  stake
twenty or thirty claims and never do
any work on them, but depend on relocations to bold their claims, would
be n change or modification of the law
regarding the time fixed for the lapsing or reverting to the government of
unrepresented   claims.     Under    onr
present law, n man having ten or more
claims, is enabled to relocate them all
over again (in some one ehe's name)
lor the reason that tbey all expire or
outlaw on different days.   The locator
simply goes from one claim to another,
as they expire aod relocates them. Now,
if all expirations fell on one specified
dsy of the year, say January  1st, or
July 1st, the locator would bo unable
to be in all these different places on
the same day, and, so   other persons
who, on   seeing that the   necessary
work was not done, would be enabled
to locate some of   these claims, and
eventually tbey would all fall into the
hands of those who would work them.
The way it is now, a prospector finds a
promising claim, ninety times out of a
hundred, he finds it located, but no
•work done; the ms/ks  on the stakes
«o obliterated so as to be unreadable,
he is probably far out in  the mountains, and has no means of ascertain -
ing whether tbe claim is open for location or not, without tramping;  mile
after mile to the recording office of
the district, so he goes on looking for
something else, aod a premising claim
lias idle, doing no one any good, when
if the prospector had some way of
•rinding out, and the claim was subject
to relocation, he would go to work and
thus, perhaps, be the means of starting work, and adding to the prosp erity
ol  the country.
Tbe British Columbia Review   of
London,   Ens;., eayv.    "If   investors
would digest A J. McMillan's articl*,
■which is based on Garlyle's report,
tbey would pay some attention to the
Blocan district,  and   leave Klondyke
wild-cats severely alone.    After all,
whether you have a mine of abestos,
iron, gold, or silver, tho msrket value
of the mineral per ton ia not of prime
importance.   If there is a ready market for all yon can produce at a price
which-hows a good profit,   a  bread-
and-butter mine would prove a good
investment    It is foolish to scoff at
-tlver if you can produe a ton of ore
containing so mcju lead in sddition to
silver that the value of this mineral
alone pays ait  .ats, the silver varying
from 80 ounce to 200 ouncei,  being
net profit     laere are  fifty shipping
mine* io tue Slocan district, some of
which are paying £10,000 [per month
to their owners.     The average  net
profit per ton of ore shipped from the
Slocan Will be found to be over   £15.
There are no mines in  tbe gold-belt
that can show so average net profit of
£5 per ton, and yet they receive all
the   attention   of   British   investors
Silver may he a discredited metal, but
thn argentiferous galena  ores   of the
Slocan will be  worked  to   a   profit
when silver is soiling at Is per ounce.
We trust that our readers will not
misunderstand us snd  write  off  to
their brokers to buy "Galenas."   Such
a step we certainly do not advise."
It is scarcely possible, in looking
upon the long dsy of prosperity that
stretches out before us, to refrain from
writing something about business in a
tone of happy confidence. And tho
feeling is a very natural ono under the
circumstances We are like men who
are just out of the woods, and we have
oome ao suddenly into the clearing
that our joy and satisfaction know no
It ia well that wo should
up our hats or playing leap-frog for a
while. It is the natural expression of
our joy and thankfulness. We will
begin to philosophize about it by and
by, and gradually we will coino to
know the lesion it teaches, and the
value of the experiences of the whele
people. While we were in the trough
of the sea we did not know to what a
height the wave would carry us, but
now we may ssy with confidence that
the crest will touch the sky.
What makes the business man so
optimistic is not only the pervading
atmosphere of   confidence,  but   the
concrete facts of his own experience,
and the reports that come to him from
all quarters. The daily press is teeming with news from every pert of the
country, bearing the same happy significance.    The horny   hand  of toil,
which has been growing white   and
soft from its forced abstinence from
work, will soon  become  bard  again,
unless sll signs are false and all reports untrue.    The source of authority in every trade give  out the   same
information.    They say they have few
idle  hands, and that not for many
years have the workers been   83 generally employed.    In comparison with
last year the face of things have entirely changed.    One would  scarcely
believe   that   such  an  improvement
could take place in so short  a time.
Yet  the fact   is   within   that  short
period, and more particularly  within
the few months just passed, the entire
number of unemployed of all   classes,
has been practically taken up, and are
now wage-earner:-.    In all probability, before another year  is gone the
demand for labor will be ao great that
wages will advance and the working-
man may  find himself once more an
autocrat and dictator.    Let  us hope,
bowcer, that he has grown sufficiently in knowledge snd wisdom  to trest
the situation from a high standard  of
intelligence, as behooves the working-
man  in  these dsys of  general   enlightenment.
Another fact worthy of passing notice ia the pbenomensl condition of
buiineas among dealt rs, commission
houses, and merchants generally:
Not for many years has it been necessary to work their forces after tbe
regular hours, but already a very
large number of firms have been compelled to keep their office and shipping
department clerks tar into tbe night in
order to complete the necessary work
of filling orders. It is easy to draw
the logical conclusions from these
facts. Merchants are in many cases
doubling their business this winter,
and some of them are doing much
more than that We have heard it
stated that in many cases the merchants in this one season have reimbursed themselves for the entire period
of the dull times.
Now, if, everybody is employed,
from the millionaire to tbe mechanic,
it follows as "the night the day" that
the nation must be prosperous. To
lie a nation of workers in tbe broadest
sense should be our proudest boast
and highest ambition, because we then
subserve the highest endsof civilization
and bring to ourselves and those who
follow us a realization of that happiness which has been enshriued in the
constitution as one of the chief rights
of every man.— Wertern WorlJ.
It is rumored that work will soon be
resumed at the Prescott.
F. B. Jeffrey attended the New Den-
vcv dance Tuesday evening.
R. 0. Matheson paid New Denver a
brief business visit Tuesday.
Mrs. E. Watson attended the New
Denver dance Tuesday evening.
Rev. Mr. Cleland and wife, of Sandon,
were Silverton visitors Thursday.
Four maps were received this week
from Victoria for the Silverton school.
B. H. Carley and D. Douglas, of Nelson, were guests at the Victoria Friday.
E. Rackcliffe came up from Slocan
Friday renewing former acquaintances.
John Tinling killed a lynx Thursday
while hunting about a mile below town.
He intends hsving the pelt mounted for
a robe.
D. McMillan and wife, Thos. Brown
and wife, W. H. Todd and W. Pnrnival.
of Sandon, were registered at the Victoria hotel Thursday.
The Catholic priest from Nelson was
in Silverton Tuesday and Wednesday,
and on Wednesday celebrated mass in
the parlor at the Selkirk hotel.
Tbe lead on the Texas Boy Fraction
was excountered Thursday, and Messrs.
Barrett and Nunn, the owners, will
prosecute work more vigorously.
Messrs. W. Hunter A Co. have purchased the interests of the Slocan Stove
Co. at Three Forks, and will take possession of the store on the first of next
D. Darg came down from the Vancouver Tuesday, where be had been
working on the ne*v buildings, which are
now about completed. Tbe men now
have good, comfortable quarters.
A. A.Webb, J. McFarlane and Bert
McNuught spent several days in Slocan
the fore part of the week, and speak in
high terms of the hospitalities extended
them by the good people of that town.
Messrs. James Bowes, W. S.Clark and
A.A.Webb while coming from New Denver Thursday were thrown down the embankment through the breaking of the
crossbar on tho cutter. No bones broken.
W. Ooblenlz, who has been at the
New Denver hospital for several weeks>
suffering with a severe attack of rheumatism, has recovered so as to be able
to return to bis work at the Vancouver.
going there that with all the prospecting
that has been done by hundreds of experienced men during the past ten years
only one discovery haa been made of
ground that will under present conditions pay large profits, and that ia on
Bonanza, and its tributary, Eldorado
Monday's Spokesman-Review contained an Associated Pi ess report to the
effect that a miner from Silverton,
named J. W. Kile reported to the Sau
Francisco police that he had been flim-
flammed out of $250 in cash and a (300
check on the steamer between Seattle
and San Francisco by card sharks.
There is little doubt but what the man
referred to as having lost the above sum
was J W. Kyte, who has large mining
interests in this vicinity, and who left
Silverton some two weoks ago with San
Francisco as his objective point, but hie
friends here are loth to believe that Mr.
Kyte lost his money ia the manner indicated in the dispatch, as he is a total
ab tain r.'r. m apir tiious ' quors and does
not play cards even for p untune.
Tuesday J. Tinling was walking close
to the lakeshore a short distance below
town when he saw a rabbit jump from
his hiding place and strike out pellmell
toward the lake with a martin close on
bis heels. When the lake was reached
the rabbit swam out a short distance,
but the martin was not so anxious for
a cold bath, and stood upon the bank
watching the rabbit. Presently the
rabbit came out of the water and started
up the hillside, but soon the martin was
hot on his trail, and once more the
rabbit was compelled to seek safety in
the ice-cold water. Mr. Tinling made
a noise which frightened the martin
away and the rabbit lost no time in
coming ashore and seeking a more congenial place of safety after the disap-
pearanceof bis enemy.
Fashionable * Dressmaker. •
Opposite Thorburn Hotel,
Fall and Winter; 1897.
%      I would respectfully invite   gentlemen to sn ssrlyT,i-i-pfctkn cf tody'
«   select ions in Fall and Winter wolleos.
£      My prices will be found moderate.   I make'it a point to keep them as
flow as is consistent with good material, good workmanship and tbe ears
z 'and attention requiste to^getun thoroughly satisfactory garments.
Liehscher. The Tailor,
Lake View avenue.
Silverton.      - -      •       BC
It is claimed that Rossland  is ex-
priencing a revival of business in  all
branches to a greater degree than  wag
witness since last   spring.     English
capital is being invested more  (xten-
tively in  mining   property, and  the
new year gives great promise  of   being ono of   marked improvement for
that   district.     The    same   can   be
truthfully  said   of   the  entire West
Kootenay   mining    districts,    Many
new companies are preparing to begin
activo development work on  extensive
scale, end there can be but little doubt
but what tho number of men employed
will be  far greater   than   last year,
and the prospects are most encour
aging for a good market for developed
properties which have favorable showings.    It is   a   safe prediction that
many a Klondyker will return  to the
Kootenays in an effort tb regain their
bounds.    _. -   --^^^^^^^^^^^^^B '
jelebrntc our dfHvwftnflc by throwing ' losses in tbe far north
Harry Wilson, a member of the firm
of W. iluntor A Co., visited with Nelson
relatives and friends the first of the
week, returning home Wednesday. He
reports business slackening up in that
Manager Thomas, of the Comstock,
returned from Nelson Wednesday where
he had been making arrangements for
the treitment of ore with the smelter in
that city. A caiload was shipped to
that point yesterday.
An exchange says: If tbe edi'or of
tbe average modern newspaper were to
tako advantage of all tbe inducements
held out to him he might soon be a millionaire. If he published a paper according to the popular notion he would
wind up in tbe poothouse. If he published half tbe items sent him he would
spend half his time in gaol and the
other half in the hospital.
A rumor has gained'.'circulation that
men aro working on the Fidelity for
140 a month, which Mr. Kucebone as
sures us is entirely without foundation,
as the lowest wages paid is t'A f>o*,to the
shoveler, while the miners receive H 00
per day. Mr. Kneebone also informed
us that he is working ten men, and has
two feet of high grade galena.
A young man in thia city received a
letter from bis best girl, who lives in
in the far east recently, and tho young
lady asked if the people in this wild and
woolly region were anything like Canadians, or if they more like the noble red
man. Many people in the east seem to
labor under the hallucination that the
people of the west are more like the
beasts of the forests than human beings,
but in this belief they are sadly in error,
From July first to December first the
C. P. R, sold 2,403 tickets, amounting
to $2,663.36; received 4,447 tons of
freights, for which they collected $11,-
007.46, nnd 1,578 tons waa shipped out
amounting to 13,146 70, making agraud
total of $17,667 52, lor Silverton during
the above mentioned period. This is a
most favorable showing when it is taken
into consideration that the ore shipments was less than a dozen cars. From
this time forward, tho business is bound
to increase as the ore shipments are
already rapidly increasing.
Nine out ten of the numbers who went
to the Klondyke in the rush now wish
they were back home, says the Retina
Standard. They have loarned that
there are no mines for them and that
wanes at (15 a day is a myth. It should
be borne in mind by all who think of
A social dance   was given at the
Victoria  hotel last   evening  by  the
genial landlord, James Bowes.   Many
New Denverites were in attendance,
and the   occasion   was  one of those
which will long be remembered by tbe
guests.      A   dainty   luncheon    wak
served and everything passed  off as
pleasantly as a wedding feast.    The
Silverton orchestra  furnished  excellent   music.    Among   those   present
were the following:    J. Ourrie,   M.
McNeil Mr. Taylor, Mr. GibU, Mr.
Angrignon, Mr. Currie, Mrs. Bamberger,   Miss   Ilobbe,   Miss   Wilson,
Miss   Anderson,   Miss  Rod el I.  Miss
Millward,   Mrs.  Millward, Mr. Mc-
Drnald, New Denver.    Miss Duches?,
Miai Nelson, Miss Brandon, Miss Barclay,   Mrs.   Thorburn, Mrs. Barclay,
Mrs. Watson, Grant Thorburn,  Ross
Thorburn,  A.  P.   McDonald,  Harry
Wilson, J. Libby, J. A   Campbell, F.
B.   Jeffreys,     Mr.    Brandon,    Wm.
Boucb, F. F. Liehscher, R. O. Matheson, Mr. Brown.
Ueadonartcra for Mining tod Ctuereial let.
Domestic and Imported Wines, liquors .nd igara at the Bar.
A very pleasant evening was spent
by a number of Silverton's young
folks last Thursday at the home of
Mrs. Barclay. The guests assembled
to meet J. Barclay, a son of Mrj. B.'s,
who arrived from Innisfail on that
date to take up his residence with his
mother in this burg. The time was
pleasantly passed in different amusements, and the occason will be pleasantly remembered hy those present,
Following is a list of those who participated: Miss Dyker, Miss McKinnon, Rosa Thorburn, W. Boucb, F. F.
Liehscher, J. Mcintosh, R O. Matheson, A. P. McDonald, H. Thorburn,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown and Miss
Hotel Victoria.
Taxxxes Bo-wes -Prop
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^D Wagonmaker.
Horseshoeing and Wagon ,. Repairing
Specialty. SILVERTON, B C.
JIS*.   j_v£.   -EZaow-les.   ffxop,
Air Tight Heating
Crockery and \ \ \
House Furniture
Skcai city, at BOTTOM PRICES.
Hotel Selkirk:::
Eraaa-dLoaa   <3s  Baxrott, *m
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Fine fie* «f the Lake.
I'p ti Date Mm.
Opposite the SILVERTON WHARF. 1
^ Miners' Sunolie^. <$♦
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*""~" A visit to our Store will convince yon that onr Prices and Quality
nf Goods are Unexcelled. Once a Purchaser you will be our Customer, as
w«'ainj to Please Regardless of Consequences. Small Profits and Quick
Returns, is Onr Motto. Call in and we will always be Pleased to Show
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$2  per year.
Silver Chief mineral claim situated in
.the -Slocan mining division of West
KpRlP11 V district. Where, located: On
east slope of Fennell Creek (emptying
into Four Mite Creek), about ten milea
lake ootid that I. Ill H. H. AleiSBd-
er, acting as agent for the Comstock
Mines (B. C). Ltd.. free miner's certifl-
eate No. 68948, intend sixty days from
tbe date hereof, to apply to the mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements, for die purpose-of obtaining a
crown grant of the above claim..
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before, tbe issuance of such certificate ot
Dated this 12th dsy of October. 1897.
NOTICE:-Hilltop Fractional   Mineral
claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division, of West Kootenay District.
Where located: On Mt. Adams and
adjoining the Adama claim, 2 miles
southwest of Sandon.
Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer,
as agent  for   George   Sleemtta,   free
miner's certificate No. 79131, and J. C.
Keleher, free miner's   certificate   No.
79132, intend sixty days from the date
hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim,.   And further take notice that action under section 37 moat be
commenced before the issuance of such
certificate of improvements,
ttotedtbft 27th dayol November, 1897
R.E.Palms*. P. L. 8.
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•Notice.*--" Hbhin" mineral claim f
situate in the Slocan Mining Division
P* West Koiiteiany Qiakrkt. Where
Ioente.frI«u--«U«r^kV*locan Lake:
Take notice that I, H. B. Alexander,
free miner's certificate. No. 77602 as
agent for F. W. Godaal. tee miner's
oertiAcite No. 78887; intend euty davs
from date hereof, to.applr .to the Gold
Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further, take notice, That adverse claims mus* be sent to the Gold
Commissioner and action commenced
Wore site l*n_auce of such certiflcste of
Dated this 26th day of October, \W
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8ilver Cup mineral claim situated in
the Slocan mining division of West
Kootenay district. Where located: On
east slope of Fennell Creek (emptying
into Four Mrle Creek) about ten miles
east of Silverton, B. Cf
Take notice that I, R. H. H. Alexander, acting as agent for the Comstock
Mines (B. C). Ltd., tree miner's certificate No. 63948, intend sixty days from
the date hereof to apply to the mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements, lor the purpose of obtaining a
crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, mnst be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 12th day of October, 1897.
NOTICE.—Baby Rnth Mineral Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. Where located :—about 3 miles southeast of Silver-
ton. . Take notice that I, A. R. King-
land, free miner's certificate No. 86C70,
rs acent for E J. Kendall, free miner's
certificate No. 74553, and myself, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tbe Mining Recorder for a-
Certificate of Improvements, lor the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
Dated this 2nd day of November, 1897
NOTICE.—Sarah B. Mineral claim, situate in the Slocan Mining Diviaie i o\
Weat    Kootenay   District.      W here
l(*ated:    On Mt.  Adams, 2    niles
south west' of Sandon, and. ad j ining
the Brandon t-Uim.
Take notice that I.Robert E. P Imer,
as agent   for   Cieorge   Sleeman,   free
miner's certificate No, 79131, and James
0. Keleher, tree miner's certificate No.
79132, intend sixty days from the date
hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant ot
the above claim,.   And further take notice that action under section 37,must be
commenced before the issuance of such
certificate of improvement!!.
Dated tb'   J7th day of' November, 1897
R. E. Paoilk, P. L. S.
Tjie Sandon Review savs the number
of men employed in the mines that ship
from Sandon are divided as follows:
Payne.. IM
Slocan Star..   120
Rutb 100
Reco  87
Queen Bess  °0
Idaho 40
Last Chance  25
Goodenongh 15
Slocan Boy JB
Soveriegn 15
American Boy  10
Ajax  10
Majestic  10
Mpunt Adams • • • • • 10
Freddy Lee 10
Trs.de Dollar    8
Canadian Group    8
Other smaller mines say  27
Total 720
Other mines tributary by temporarily
closed down employ men as follows:
Noble Five  85
Wpnderful 25
Total HO
Mines tributary that ship at convenient stations employ as follows:
MQpjlor 25
Lucky Jim  25
Aptolne  25
Ivanboe  25
Rambler 22
Washington — 15
ToUl 137
So all told with all local and tributary
mines within five miles ot the place in
operation there would be over 1,000
miners employed, probably 1,100, earning an average of $3.50 per day.
The following mines within five miles
of Sandon are dividend payers: Ruth.
Payne, Washington, Goodenough, Reco,
Monitor, Surprise, Almo, Idaho, r-locan
Star, Wonderful, Slocan Boy, Freddie
Lee, Last Chance, Rambler-Carriboo,
Antoine, Jackson and;We!|ington,
Smutlwi for -t-Jri-R I*  •** II?" *•
l'rep»re tha Fruit.
"And we had Uie best apple saw*,"
•aid a young girl, when telling of a
visit to a dear old aunt.
"Wherein did It differ from all other
apple saw-ear the mother queried
QUtsslcaUy. Fw the mother thought
she knew all there was to know about
apple sauce.
"Well, I don't know," said the young
person, "hut it was the beet, and ahe
put the sugar in it before she cooked it,
mt it was so different from any
It so happened that the mother bad
o(tumiinn to make sxne apple sauce tar
tea, and not to be outdone by any
auntie, however worthy ahe might he,
the mother also put the sugar in toe-
fore ehe cooked die apples, but the
young person said it wasn't a Ml like
Now, I nappened to know Just how
tfcla a*ntie really did make apple
tfaiuce, pnd will tell you, beside* Riving
you another way, too.
Peel tart apples and quarter them:
K very large cut the quartern one* In
two. Have two quart* when peeled,
ana put them Into a grant'* kettle;
pour over them two cups of sugar and
set on tbe back part of tbe rang*, when
there is a fire In It. Let them cook
•lowly until y-trtectly otear. Cover
them closely.
I didn't aay anything about the
water? No, and that is Just where-the
difference cornea in; the apples axe
cooked In their own Juice, aad ttota,
combined with the sugar, makes a rich
and delicious ryrup, which will almoet
Jell when cold.
Don't be afraid of their burning to.
the kettle, though they will If put over
a hot fire at first; It will not take long
for enough Juice to exude to cook them
and they may be left whole. They
must be cooked until tbey look clear
and translucent.
For the other recipe, use red apples.
If you can. Out up a couple of quarts
of apples, or have a couple of quarts
when they are cat. Do not pare them.
Pot them Into a small stone Jar. Put
over them two Mr corps of sugar and
cover closely; place in the oven and
let them remain four hours, at least
The oven should not be very hot. The
apples win come out looking as red as
rubles dear through, and tasting so
delicious they would tempt even a
non-apple sauce lover to try them.-.
the ItenaeboUU
EC* Wanted t-»r»_orlc.
It Is a good thing to remember the
right word at the right time, but It is
not everyone who does it by such a
curious succession of ideas as the man
who dashed into a Western drug store
and accosted the clerk with :
"Say ; I want some medicine, and I
want It quick, too! But for the lit*
of me I oan't Sell what the name is t"
"Well how on earth do you expect
to get It then T" demanded the disgusted clerk-     "I can't help you !"
"Teg, you can, too !"* Bald the wouW-
be customer, promptly. "What's the
name of that bay on the lower part of
this lake—eh V
"Do you mean Put-In Bay ?"
"That*a it! That's it! And what's
tbe name of the old fellow who put In
there once, you know T Celebrated
character, you knowf"
"Are you thinking about Ccnmodore
Perry J6
"Good ! rve got 4t S I've got It !*
ehouted the customer. "That's what I
want! Gimme 10 cents worth of pare-
f,orle I"—Harper** Round Table.
Th* New T«l»phoi-« filrl
8he was a new girl at the centra,
telephone exchange.
Her previous *xp*r>noe In this bl*
world bad Men behind toe counter at
Chints & Ohal!y*s.
Nevertheless, she was a pleaesnt-
spokrn young lady, and amiability waa
written all over her nature.
Bhe had  adopted as her  motto th*
touching    #<-it»nce.     "We strive    Io
please," and She honast'y tried to llv
op to It.'
.   There was n rlri# at" the tsfUt
Phe apph-t h<v e r to Ihe Initiu
fl&Cm, and .v!;i-<! a.vut't'y :
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Row WbHlmn CMS Spend Their On*'
tags In the Woods Tor ComparaU»«ly
LIMIa Ketasy-How to Start ths «»•
pcdltlons-Slta «f the Camp.
Camping parties for Wcycle dubs
will probably be among the oblet: attractions on the program of thoes
tprl*htly <>rgai_-*tlons during the com>
tog summer. Taking Into conalderar
Uon the many Joys and benefits of
camp life, it seems a wonder tbey did
not take it up long ago, especially as
there ar* so many delightful camping
locations eo eajlly available from toe
olty. .
Ute in the woods and under the canvas, though, seems to have found but
•mall favor with the wheelmen of Canada. In Ireland and la some parts of
England the Wcycle camp is a fixture
on the annual program of the bicycle
club. There it la one of the strongest attractions In the way of eecurinj
new members and entertaining those
already to. There seems to be no
doubt that summer vacations could be
pleasantly spent by members of cycl-
mg clubs in this country in the tame
way, eslieclally with the excellent opportunities at hand. Booh a venture
would now meet with success. In the
early days ot the sport bicycles and
bicycling then were by no means what
they are at present While then its
took a hard day's riding to get to an
available oamplntt ground on the oW
^ordinary" machines of the day, It is
now but a matter of a few hours of
pleasant riding over delightful road*
lUunr Suitable Can>|>lua Sites.
Of course, the ftrst coneWeratlo-a to
establishing a camp ia the acquirement
of a suitable site. That is not a difficult matter almost anywhere in Canada. There are many beautiful lakes
within easy aocees. In the lake re-
giona, for Instance, there are hundreds
of preity sites for camps. They are all
pretty and thoroughly desirable places,
especially for cyclists to camp, because they are easy to reach from the
•owns and cities. Just the right distance for a good, hard spin.
The bicycle camp idea, to bo carried
through an entire summer, would to
moat cases have to be carried out by
an entire club. With proper arrangements different details of the club's
membership could spend a couple of
weeks, or whatever the period of their
vacation, at the camp and then return
to Ahe city to give another detail a
chance. Members could also run omt
to stay from Saturday to Monday and
carry with them small delicacies from
town, for which campers and Inhabitants of the woods are always craving.
In that way young fellows who are
fond of knocking about on rivers and
lakes, roaming -the woods and otherwise communing with nature, could
spend a comfortable and thoroughly
enjoyable summer  vacation.
In most casea H is easy to secure permission to camp from tbe owners of
land that affords desirable camping
sitoa, unless campers happen to have
been there before. In that case there
may b* a difference, but even then the
payment of a reasonable sum and the
s.rict promise of mild behavior wlli
usually win tbe fanner over.
ilow to Select tb* Hit*.
In selecting a camping ground there
are several things to remember. Seclusion is a matter cf itrst importance. A
well-wooded spot is desirable, both tut
the seclusion and the protection. Care
should be taken to have the ground
■Body and high and dry, in case th*
camp Is pitched near a lake or river.
Consideration for health and comfort,
eg course, demands that a good drink
tag water supply be located not far
away. That is an item that cannot
safely be disregarded.
For the better entertainment of th<
campers It Is well to locate near a lake
or river that furnishes good boating
and fishing. There are times in the
cyclist's IHe when ha is willing to forego the Joys of his wheel and spend
part of bis time to a boat with tackle
and rod.
"The selection of tents Is a matter of
much importance, of course," says an
experienced camper, "Inasmuch as they
ar* the only roofs and floors that are
to be between the campers and heaven and earth. For parties of moderate
•toe the square or "gypsy' pattern with
walls a couple of feet high, are said
to be most desirable. If tbe permanence of the camp be assured the tent
may be floored In sections of deal
boards slightly raised from the ground
by transverse battens. A carpeting oi
eocoanut fiber matting over this flooring wiH render thia tent aa anug as a
bedroom. If the tent be floored an
extra four feet section laid outside will
not only serve as a doorstep, but, raised on a pair of trestles, will form an
•avceUent al fresco dining table.
To Shelter Frutn Heavy Bala*.
"Over the tent ahould be spread a
fly or awning, not only to act aa an
extra protection against heavy rain,
but to serve to shelter machines and
camp larders, which may be ranged
under Its protecting eaves along the
aides of the tent For the larders, well
made packing cases, turned on their
sides and fitted with padlocks and
hinges, will serve admirably. In the
most weather-tight of these, for pre-
fertnee a tin-iined case, should be stowed groceries and other perishable commodities, while the others wilt afiord
safe -belter to the utensils and belongings of the campers during their
absence from their canvas home. If
possible a shallow trench to lead away
rainwater should be dug under th*
caves of the awning.
"The cooking utensils should comprise a spirit stove, a large kettle fitted with a lid like that of a saucepan,
so that it may be used both as a
saucepan and a ketUe; a frying pan, «
small block tin saucepan and a few
enameled iron dishes and Jugs. Be-
frtdee these a good -supply 0f oups,
saucers, glasses, knives, forks and
ppoona, with a small cruet, a teapot
and a nest of earthenware basins
ahould be laid to gtoclc A small hatchet, knlfeboard, a looking glass with
a large tin washing bowl and water
can, together with a petroleum hurricane lamp and a couple of galvanised iron palls for scullery work complete tbe llet of domeatlc utensils.
'The beda should be made of etout
canvas, or ticking, and provided with
a small pillow case. These should b*
•tuffed with hay on their arrival In th*
camp, and at favorable opportunities
should be aired to the mm. From pole
to pole of the tent should be stretched
a sl-rorig cord, whereon to hang articles
cr clothing, and the poles may furthermore be garnlehed with the ever welcome hat peg and pendant box ot
safety matches. The cooking place of
piled bricks should stand at some distance from the tent, and will be found
a useful heipmate to the more pretentious »pirit •tore. A few deck
cliairs and half a mxrrt of Chines*
lantornii complete our WH of costs for
the establishment of a camp capubi*
vt aocomtmodatlng eight persons, Which
•^InS-A* "^ VCry   mw**
v»      *»
a ritlitloin will to© made to
Sg. Co«_p|«»t? Stool* t-W*
ttncl oats and o-tio  o* oanr
xiecl OocclSe
THE DOMINION  BMI (OMPANT.    Ore Sacks and Twice.
TOE CAllFORfuA GIANT POWDER CO.   Pwdor, Caps and Fuse,
GEO T. SLATER & SONS. Boots and Shoes.
GOLDEN AGE.  Mascot and Pride of Japan Teas.
DAMASCUS, Mecca and Cairo Mm, £ «ie
STANDARD SILVER CO.   All kindsof Silver Goods.
When you want either Goods oi
prices let us know sis »we are th<
fflicn called npon, baling the most complete stock on Slocan Lake.
B. C
fmits and Conlcctionery, Tobaccos,
AU the Lutr-Bt Periodicals, IndndinR the
Lending Daily Papers of 111  >V in t.
Blank Boo-n, Receipt Books. Stationery.
Supscriptlona received for nil uinua-
gines.   Co'irteoua  treatment.
SILVERTON,      -      •       «*       B. G,
Know all men by these presents that
the partnership hitherto enMiti* be
tweenJ. A. McKinnon and Aniens L
McLean of Si 1 veitou, B> Q., and coti-
dueted nnder the name and Klyle of J.
A. McKinnon & Co.. genoral merchant
Silverton, B. C, is thia'-Oiiy dissolved by
iiiiiIuhI consent, An(?twt L ItcLnSB re-
tiiin^ from the firm. The business nil!
he conducted under Ihe fame name and
style by J. A. McKinnon and W.C. McKinnon, who will collect all billa and
apsmne all the obliKationa held a.ainst
said firm.
Dated at Silverton, B. C.   this 22.1
day of December, 1897.
J. A. McKiNNos.
A. L. McLvai*.
Strs. "Internotionsl," nnd   "Alberts
on Kootenay Lake nnd River.
Five-Mile Point ron.eetion aith al
pafteeniter trains of N. A F. S. R. R. to
and from Northport. Rossland snd
Spokare. Tickets snd laj-'ftagn chrckorl
to all U. 8. points.
leave Kaslo for Nelson snd way
points, daily, except Sunday, &:4oa. in.
ArriveNorthpott, 12 15 p. in.: Rossland,
3:40 p. m.; Spokane, 6p. nt.
l-envc. Nelson (or Ksido and way
points daily, except Sunday, 4:36 p. m.
Leave Spokane, 8 a. ni.; Rosslai)d„ 10:30
a in.; Northport, 1:50 p. m.
Leave Nelson fa* Knslo. eto., Tu«f ,
Wed .Tliur., Iri ,Xat , »:30 a. m. arrive Kaslo, 12 ;,0n m.
Leave Kaido for Nelaon, etc., Mon.,
Tnsn. Wed., Thurs., Fri., 4 p. u.-ar-
tive NVIhoii, 8 p. in.
noNNKIl'b    KtllllY    AVB   KOOISKAt  _1V_K,
Leave Kaalo Salurdity 4'n". m.; arrive
Boundary midniaht; arrive Bonnet's
Ferry Sunday 10:30a. ni.
leave Bonm r's Kerry (funds; 1 p.m.;
arrive boundary Sunday 5 p. in., arrive Kiihio Snndav 10 a. m.
Close connection at Bonner's Feiry
with trains i atd-bound, leaving S|«>-
kaue7:40a. m., and west-bound arris*
ing Spokane 7 p. in.
U. ALKXANDER,U«neraI.M*ns|«K-
Kaalo, B. C , October 1,1807.
Notice ia hereby given that sixty days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commieaioner of Land and Works, for
permiaston to purchase the tollowinx
parcel of land, situate on Granite creek,
a'tributary of Four-Mile creek, in the
SI ocan Division nf Wcat Kootcnav district : Commencing at a poat planted
on the west aide of Oranite creek, about
threc-rjuarter miles from its month nnd
about seven hundred feet weat of the
creek ; thence eaet eighty chains; thence
south eighty chains; thence weat eighty
chains; thence north eighty chains', to
point of commencement, containing 640
Dated thia 24th day of October, 1897.
Leblib IfltL.
17-97 I'er R. E. P.
(FOH5I  F.l
NOTICE -Galena Bank, Mineral
Claim. aitua»e in the Slocan Miuini* Division of Weat Kootenay District.
Where located:—about 3 miles south-
iastof Silverton. TakenoJice that I,
A. R. Finland, freo miner's certificate
No. mm as agent for E, J. Kendall,
tree miner's certificate No. 74553, and
myself, Intend, aixty days from ttie date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Ceiliikate of Improvementp, for
the purpose of obtamingaCrown Grunt
of the above claim,
And further notice that action 'under
section 37, must be commenced before
the iaauanco of the Certificate of Im-
Dated thia 2nd day of November, 1897.
NOTICE :-Katie D Mineral claim alt-
us> in the Slocan Mining I)ivig|on of
West Kootenay District. Where
located:   On  Mt.   Adama,  2   mites
southwest or Ssiii'on, adjoining   tho
ltrnndon claim.
Take notice that I, Robert E, Palmer
as agent  for   George   Sleeman,   free
mim &**_ "'? m,nM ■ certificate No
;9132, intend sixty days from the date
hereof to apply to the Mining BMOrdw
for a certificate of improvements "or th.
of the above claim. And further tain
no .co that action under sec ion ')7
must be commenced before the issim,i o
of auch cerUfkato of improvement"
Dated thia.27.h day of November,'1897
K. L. l'Ai4uitn) p, j,  8
Kaslo & Slocan
Subject  Io   change   without notios.
Trains run on Pacific Ststdartf time.
8:00 a. iu. Leave Kaslo Arrive8:50p.m.
8:36    "    " South Fork  "   3:16   "
9:36    "    '<   Spronle's    "   2:15   "
0 61    "    •• Whitewater ■   2-Of)  "
10:03    "    "   BearUke  "   1:48   "
10:18    "    "   Mctinisran  "   1:33  "
10:38     "    "   .function     •'   1:12   "
10:50    "   Ar. Ssndon Ls»vsl:00  "
Gen. Freight and Psss. Agent.
GEO. E. COPELAND. BaperinUndsn
Canadian Pacific
RiiLWj&y Gom.iv
 AMD        ■ ■
Soo Pacific Line
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the Unitkd Statu abd  Epsou
The only Urn
Selling tl.rovnh tickets to Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria, nt.
„, ll'aul, Chicago, Toronto, Mcmtj
real, and all Point. East sn<i
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Cdecked through to deatinatl*'
DalJy Scrvifo . ■   _
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call on or address,
W. 8. ClABK, Agent,
———OH TO: '
H. M. .MUcOREGOB, Trs\. Pssa Agt^
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