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 SILVERM
SILVEKTOMA!
VOLUME ONE.
OUR   WEEKLY ROUND-UP.
SILVERTON. BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY JANUARY 1, 1898.
NUMBER 2?
School will open Monday.
James Bowes paid Slocan a visit Wednesday.
J. J. Krole, Three Forks, was in
town Thursday.
T. Scott came down from the Vancouver Thursday.
The steamer Hnnter was laid up (or a
few days this week.
C. L. Copp, oC St. Leon Hot springe,
was in town Tuesday,
H. H. Pitta, of Three Forks, was in
town yesterday on business.
D. J. MeLachlan, of Saidon, was in
town the (ore part of the week.
This is the day to make good rosok-
lions—and break them inside of a week.
While the steamer Slocan was near
Ten Mile on Wednesday its whistle was
bUwn off ami fell into the take.
Mail for all eastern and western point*
closes at8 p. m.; for 8locan City at 3ill
pjm      J. A. McKwsos, Postmaster.
Leslie Hill, manager of the Vancouver
;roup, returned from the coast the firat
•ii the week and immediately left for the
mine.
A. Morrison, of (he Queen Bess, came
down to Silverton the early part of the
Wiek. He says the mine is in first-class
shape.
Manager Thomas, of the Comstock,
cumc down from the mine this week to
look after the ore shipment from that
property.
E. Watson returned to the Ruth Sunday as that mine only closed down one
dty on account of being behind in their
ore shipments.
Charles B reoa.who chftrg.vl Wl,n m ln
slaughter, in connection with the death
ol Al Ashton, is held under f 12,000 bail,
at Kaslo, is having his trial in the police
court.
Silverton will soon have a number of
first-class boxers. Some of the young
men bave secured a set of boxing gloves
and the manly art is indulged in every
evening.
M.Powell, who was on th3 Silver
ionian stuff last fall, but for the patt
two months with tun Slocan News, was
renewing former acquaintances in town
this week.
Mrs. RuBworth came to the rescne of
the Silvkiii'osias force on Chiistmas
and invited the entire force from the
i evil up to partake of Christmas dinner, for which wo return our most sincere thanks.
Mr. McMillan, of Nakusp, was in
town last evening, and informed us
that the work of clearing the site for
the smelter is going ahead, and tl e
plant will be erected us .fast as men and
money can do it.
Alter the Christmas tree and dance on
Christmas night a number of in\ited
guests congregated at the home ol Mr
and Mrs. Wm. Brown where a Christmas tree had been prepared and and en-
joyablo time was sremt for a few hours
A light luncheon was served by the
hostess.
A sleighing party, consisting of throe
lame sleigh loads of ladies, came over
from Now Denver Monday on a visit to
Mrs. Grant Thorburn Although the
visit was a complete surprise Mrs
Thorburn was equal to the ermr^ency
anT alter partaken of lunch the party
■»:'arm.1 to New Denver.
Constable Forbes 1 as received blanks
for the registration of voters. Every
person who is entitled to vote at the
coming election should aee that their
name is on the voters' list. The re-
"uirmenta for a voter are as follows:
B itish subject, 21 years of age; lived in
this province one year and in the district
in which he votes two months.
It is the intention of th e promoters of
the Rosebery sampler to have the same
in running order by the the first of
April, It will be capable of treating
100 tons ol ore per day. Parties having
been looking over the ground at Rose-
h ry with Ja view if the erection of a
•melter, and it is said were well pleased
with the advantages of the place. There
is an abundance of water and wood, and
the location is good. With both of these
successful operation, Rosebery will
180 TONS OF ORE
That Was Ilia Amount, Shipped From
Silverton This Week.
RICH ASSAY FROM HUM EDITH
The  Vancouver   Will  Shii.   Three   Cur
Load* a Week from Now on-The
Comiloek   Looking Well.
This week was a record breaker in the
matter of ore shipments from any point
on Slocan Lake and ttday Silverton is
far ahead of any town on the lake in regard to the shipment of ore for one
week.
Nine car loads, or 180 tons, were
"hipped during the week and from now
on at least five car loads will be shipped
weekly.
The strike at the Galena Mines, an ac-
oownt of which we published last week,
will do much towards attraction the attention of capitalists to this section of
the country, and we have no doubt that
from now on Silverton will forge rapidly
ahead and will soon rank as one of the
biggest camps in the Sloc.in. At present 20 men are working at the Galena
mines.
An assay from some ore from the
Emily Edith, which was assayed this
week, went 745 ounces in silver. This
it one of the most promising prospects in
this district and the owners intend to
put a large force of men to work to develop the property in the spring,
On Monday the Silver Nugget shipped
10 tons of the richest ore ever seen in
the Slocan to the Nelson smelter. This
pro.ieity would have shipped all winter,
but on account of snowslides work has
been stopped for the present, As soon
ss the danger for snow slides »i.• over
work will be started again.
Wednesday the Slocan brought the
barge and six cars down and the Van-
ccuver group company loaded the cars
with 100 tons of ore, which was shipped
to the smelter at Everett, Wash. The
ore was packed in 1,600 sacks,
The Vancouver i.« at present sending
down about ten tuna of tic o day and ilie
in in1 is in splendid shape. At present
about 36 men are working, but the force
will be soon largely increased.
Yesterday the Comstock shipped 20
tons to Tacotna, Wash. This company
is only bringing down about tbroe tons a
day at present, hut it is stated that they
will soou start and bring down at least
lotontNevery other day. There are 3)
men at present employed.
The Fidelity also shipped 50 tons U>
the Kaslo sampling works yesterday
The former shipment fiom this mine
was sent to Nelson and the returns f.om
it was very satisfactory. A contract has
been let for sinking the shaft 100 f.et
deeper.
port. It is thought thnt the smelter at
Trail will havo hard time getting sufficient ore to keep running steady In the
future.
The total Value of ore, matte and bullion shipped from Kootenay between
January 1 and December 25, 1897, is
valued at the custom house at $8,130,C:i8.
Miss Giro, a woman raining expert,
has arrived at Urund Forks, direct from
Paris. She Is heavily interested in
mining properties near Central. She is
said to be a most intellectual woman, a
thorouiih mineralogia and has a pleasing
manner with tha public. Tho novelty
of seeing a woman mining expert has
created quito a sensation in that section,
TO COMPETE FOR SLOCAN ORIS.
All indications point to the extension
ot the Sandon branch of the Canadian
Pacific railway at an early date. The
objective point is Whitewater, which
will be reached by the construction of 14
miles of new roads, leaving the C. P. It.
at Three Forks. C. E. Perry, Canadian
Pacific engineer, has been actively engaged in preliminary work, ThuC.P.
R. has so far secured but a small portion
of Sandnn's ore shipments owing to the
face that tho Kaslo & Slocan railway
runs directly through the rich mineral
belt, with stations and sidutracKs close
to the shipping mines. The building of
the new branch will enable the C. P. R.
to compete for the output of the Payne,
Whitewater, Lucky Jim and other extensive shippers.
EVIL EFFECTS OF WILD-CATTING
The loss suffered through the evil
effects of wild-catting irresponsible
speculators placing valueless propertiis
upon the market cannot be estimated
with any degree of accuracy. It is incalculable. An early and lung continued i two marine engines, 30-inoh boro and
tendency on tho part of eastern capital   six-foot strokes which   indicates   under
NAKU8P A TOTAL LOSS.
Tho exact origin of tho fire which destroyed the C. P. R, steamer Nakuip
at an early hour last Saturday morning,
after an investigation, is still unknown.
The steamer was lying at the Arrowhead
duck, and the fire broke out shortly after
midnight, and tho flames spread with
such great rapidity that it was impossible to save nrrytliing, end the officers
and men on board barely escaped with
their lives. The stoamsr is a complete
loss.
The Nakusp has been an unlucky one.
Tho machinery that was in her formerly
belonged to the steamer Columbia,
owned by the Columbia & Kootenay
Steam Navigation company. The Columbia was burned on the Columbia
river, opposite Sayward. on August 2,
1895. The machinery which was not
seriously injured, owing to tho fact thnt
it was located low down in thn hold,
was raised. When the Nakusp was
built, in May, 1895, by the Kootenay
Steam Navigation company at a cost of
$45,000, the machinery from the Columbia was placed in her. When tha Columbia & Kootenay Navigation company
was absorbod by the Canadian Pacific
Railway company, nine months since,
the Nakusp passed into the hands of the
latter company. It cost the Canadian
Pacific people $7,003 to get the steamer
off the Kootenay bar where she went
aground last summer.
The Nakusp was 171 feet Ion g. 38
feet beam, and had a carrying capacity
of 300 tons.   She was a three   decker.
The saloon deck had 17 staterooms, a
narlor 18x14 feet, a dining room 17x38
feet, and a smoking room 17x31 feet.
The main deck had room for 15 cat loads
of   freight.    She     was   supplied   with
WERE SUCCESSES
The Foresters' Dance and tl'e Children's Christmas Tree.
to seek investment in the mineral belt
was finally checked by a pyrotechnic
display of wild-catting that would have
ruined a less prosperous country.   The
full pressure 800 horse power. She had
In roe steam pumps, a double steam
capstan ami a tine electric light plant,
running 190  incandescent   lights,   two
m
he a booming burg.
The dance given by the K. of P. at
ta^few Denver Christmas Eve was a great
success. Among those present from
Silverton and the characters they represented were the following: RoBBThor-
b»m, girl; A. A. Webb, golfer; J. Mcintosh, Dusty Rhodes; Fred Jeffrey,
•lack of Hearts; Wm. Boucb, twelfth
century knight; F. F. Lelbscher, K. of
P i R. O. Matheson, boy in hard luck;
Chaa. McNicholl, Irishman; AngusMc-
I^nald, negro; Miss A. Barclay, Red
Cross nurse; Miss M. Barclay, Red
Riling Hood
I HE ENTERPRISE.
The Enterprise mine on Ten-Mile ib
ny.v employing a force of 38 miners, be-
Bide quit* a force oi carpenters and laborers who are rushing work on the new
ore bins at both the miuo and btearoer
Finding. This outside work is being
pushed tinder the able management of
Mr. Koch, the gentleman having the
contract to handle all tho ore from this
mine to the wharf—no small thing as
their output is 30 tonsper day, and will
be will be from now on on 3 ton p «t day
per man on an average. This company
is exper iencieg Borne trouble at present,
which although aggravating, siil! causes
smiles on the facetbf the'ffianagement.
It is simply that although Wk company
have good largo ore bins, both at the
mine and wharf, still they they have
biei found quite insufficient, and the
problem with the management is where
to put the ore. The bins are full to
bursting; the slopes are becoming
blocked with it, and unless the now bins
are finished, nuickly/the men wilOiave
to lay off ancWrait for thorn. ThiMhie,
up ta the time of tho shut downWast
summer, shipped l,100*ons of ore, all
taken out during'developmont work, and
or sufficient richness, netting about
$100 per ton above cost of treatment
and freight charges—to pay for the mine
and development work. They*, have
done no stoping"until recently.
feverish desire to realize large sums on | search lights and one boom light.
properties destitute of even prospective	
values had   Its day and its influence is I BRUTAL Ml'RDER.
felt in legitimate mining in various di-      ^^ ,,„,„,„   mtlnhr occcrrB(1 in
the Canyon creek district of   the Coeur
MINING   NOTES.
The Payne mine shipped 58 carloads
of high grade ore during the month of
November.
Ore is being hauled from the Silver
Cup, and a shipment of 100 tons will
Boon be made.
It is rumored that representatives of
the London and British Columbia Gold-
fields have made an ofler o? £50,000
'or tho Whitewater mine.
The Le Roi mine '.will finish its contract of 75,000 tons with the Trail smelter this week, and will then commence
shipments to its new smelter at North-
Hi
reel ions Confidence in undeveloped
properties was seiioimly impaired by
the wild-cut speculator; and the Eastern Investors now refuse to assume' the
burdens of development in part and
thus relieve tho strain on local capital.
There is no reason why the small capitalist, who is not able to purchase a
mine, should not assiot in converting a
promising prospect into a producer,
sharing with local owners the responsibilities involved and enjoying the profits
that accrue. Confidence in the i^aiac
tcr of the undeve'oped claim fa alone
required to induce investments of this i
kind. That confidence, so seriously
checked by the wild-c.it speculator,
must be inspired by conservative and
hons-it methods all along tho line. The
uffat need of the hour (in the mineral
belt is money with which promising
prospects Jmsy be passed through the
preliminary stages of mine making.
Tno'.caution with which the capitalist
now approaches a western mining proposition lias been taugh him while hunting .^me in the wi'd-cat .preserves'
CuumWndablc in itself, <a£d based on
Bound business principlesfsris carried to
an extreme when ft demands a pay mine
of demonstrated value before its purso
strinnH are unloosed, in every other
line'bf investment capital assumes a fair
proportion of tho risks, When the percentages are in its favor, and wins or
lutes with its tread; but in mining business, tbsnkato the disastrous career of
tho wiftf cat speculator, it demands tho
piivilegeof fortifying itself against the
usual responsibiltiea of an investment.
Honest trca'nient can alone induce capital to seek investment in uttdcuelopod
mining claims, and honest treatment
will in timo counteract the specuLtive
errors of the past and bring aid to the
prospectouLand pioncors w ho aro opening up ne™mining camps. Mining has
lost much of its risk in the wider knowledge of our mineral fields and in improved methods for tho treatment of ores.
Mineralogicat and geological conditions
indicate the prospective value of a claim
quite aB fully bb soil and climate and
and variable markets indicate the ability
of the investor in farm loans to realize
on his money, or the ever changing conditions of manufacture* to bring profit to
the capitalist. The wild cat speculator
has given birth io the idea that mining
is a gamble, whereas it is a legitimate,
conservftivobusiness proposition when
conducted with the foresight demandod
by every other line of investment. If
disappointments are more frequent in
proportion to the amount invested it is
likewise true that tho rewards aro greater. Let us hope that returniug prosperity throughout tho entiro country,
which will bring to the mineral belts of
tho west an abundance of capital, will
find tho wild cat preserves forevor destroyed.— l'"xcliRL,ge.
d' A len* <rftuing country la Idaho last
week, tho victim being Frederiel. Whitney, foreman of the Helena-Frisco concentrator, and well-known in this section of the count ryi It seems that Mi
Whitney Imd'incnrred the ill-will of the
men under his charge and Wednesday
ni-^lit of last week, [a gang of twenty-
five or thirty masked men went to his
quarters and took him to the lower end
of the town. What occurred^there is
n it known, beta number of snots were
fired and WliijBfcv fell .with a gaping
wound througlr^L rbjhtTrtp, the bone of
Ot which was shatteie I      He   was  dis-
kvcred by two rnqpspome time later and
i to an lioapital. Tho doctors nnr-'
putated the wounded Hmb, but Whitney
could not survive the shodnrand his
death occurreiFshortly afte.
Whitney wasTTmcmber of Mffi minMU
union, and under his supervision "Volt
sampling works at Kaslo *Was built.
There is no clew to tho assu'sins.
OJI CHRISTMAS Ml) NOT YEAR'S
Over Klrty   Couple Attended the Dance
—The Programme ClirUtiuan
Nigh I.
The ball given by tho Independent
Order of Forresters of Silverton In Mc-
Kinnon's h-11 New Year's Eve was a
grand success, both socially and financially. Over fifty couple attended and
dancing was kept up to late in the morning. Many outside people attended.
The Denver people came over in sleighs,
on account of a part of machinery of the
steamer Denver—which had been chartered for the occasion—breaking soon
after it had left the dock, and could not
make the run.
The hall was tastefully decorated, and
tho Forresters are to be congratulated
on the manner in which the ball was
conducted, The music was furnished
by Messrs. McFarlaue, Webb and .Morton.
The supper was served al tlio Selkirk
hotel, which had been decorated for the
occasion. Over the door was the following: "Welcome I. O. F.," and the
walls were decorated with evergreens
and flowers. Tho supper itrelf was a
feast for the gods, and showed that
Messrs. Brandon & Barrett, the proprit*
tors know how to please their gueets.
Tho following ladies nnd gentlemen
were present: Miss Blackburn, Miss
Diilon, Mrs. Sprout, Mr. and Mrs. Stege,
Miss Perviance, Mrs. D.lmars, Messrs.
T. Powers, W. iiibbs, 1). McKay, II.
Stickling, J, Tod 1, B. Anxaignon, D.
Cronin, W. Spaul New Denver; Mr.
and Mrs. McMillan, Nakusp; Mr. and
Mrs. A. C, Cook, L. Phillips, W. A.
Cook, F. I*. Phillips, Kalispel mine,
Four-Mile; Mr. and Mrs. Matthews,
Three Forks; Mr. and Mr*. \V II.
Brandon, M*s. Watson, Mrs. Bacon,
Miss Brandon, Mrs Barclay, Miss A.
Barclay, Miss M. Barclay, Mrs. Thor-
tnirn, Mr. and Mr.-,. Uaigle, Miss H.
Dutches, Miss Fletclicr, MissMcKinnoD
Messrs. F. Culver, J. McEinuon, J. M
M. Bcnedtim, R (). Mnthewson, II.
Wilson, Fradgley, D. Brandon, Ross
Thorburn, Harry Thorburn, A. J. Campbell, A. McDonald, F. Jeffery, F.Leib-
scher, J. Mcintosh, N. R. Foibes,,!. C
Harris, W. W»«4>ouch, Silvciton, and
many others whose names could not be
asceitained,
Tllli CHRISTMAS TREK.
., WAS A FINANCIAL SUCCESS.
0
Pat Burns, of Nelson, received word
Inst week that "Billy" Perdue had
reached Dawson City wilj^ his bunch
uf cattle in good shape, it Will bo remembered that when tho Kloudyko
boom started last July, Mr. Bums procured 85 head of prime Alberta beef cattle which were shipped from Calgary in
charge of Perdne on August, 4th.
They arrived at Skagway on August
28th and tho next day tho journey over
the pass was begun. Dawson City was
reached on {jpvember 4th, the voyage
from Calgary occupying exactly three
months. Tho necessary outfit was
packod on tho anim iln-which were gentle. Nothing definite wsb heard until
on their arrival at Dawson Mr. Perdue
communicated at once with Mr. Burns.
It is said that thn the beef dressed 800
pounds and wns sold at $1 per pound
which would mean n handsome profit
for Messrs. Burns and Perdue.
A Markham, O^t., lets off the following. "A Markham ladv in a hurry to
go to church, took from her dark closet
t#hat she thought to be tho dolman.
She hung the garment over her arm,
and did n*ol discover until she had
brought a pair of her husbnnd'B pants
by mistake. Sho and her lady companion laughed so loudly that they attracted tho attention of the entire con-
Krcgation, and no one but themselves
understood the cause of tho fresh burst
of enthusiasm when tho choir lod off
with "As Pants tho Heart."
Carpets, Linoleums, Mattings, Window Shades, Blankets, and ah kinds of
Mattresses and Furnituro at Crowley's
New Denver. Freight paid to oil lake
points.
Chrjslmaa night McKinnon's boll
presented a viam most pleasing to tho
eye, and the program rendered bv the
littlenn'js produced in th> artliHrre a
timely spiiit of "Peace on earth and
good will toward mankind." The
children furnished tho program complete with the exeepliofr* of the irWisic
which furnished by Messrs. Webb, McFarlaue and Horton.
Each one of the little performers was
greeted with a hearty round of applause
as they finished their pirts, but little
Harriet Daigle, (Toerge Barry, Geprge
Hoiton, Inez and A'ice C.tlbick and
Mary [Horton are deserving of special
praise for the moMeily manner in which
they carried out their different  parts.
Two trees had been neatly arranged,
one on each side of the platform, and
were well loaded down with presents of
all dlscrlptloni, and at the close of tl e
exercises Santa Clans, represented by
R. O, Matheson. assisted by Ross Thorburn and Mr. Horton, began tho distribution of gifts, and tho room was tilled
with merry laghtor from Btnrt to finish.
After a voto of thanks was tendered the
thecomraittees tor the happy termina-
tidWirnheir efforts in connection with
tho evening's entertainment, the flo< r
wns denied, and a couple hours was
pleasantly spoilt in dancing.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
At the last regular meeting of Court
eilvortod, No. 3090, I. O. F., the following officers were elected for the ensuing
ycor; Chief ranger, Charles Hitch;
V. C. R., James Mcintosh; C, 1)., Ed
Nelson; financial secretary, J. M_M.
Benedum: recording secretary, H. <).
Mathowson ; chaplain, Ed Mcdrcgor; S.
W , J. McFarhine; J. W., J. R, Woods;
O. O., Harry Thorburn; I. (1 , Ross
Thornburn; trustees, Messrs. James
Bowes, Thus. Clair and (r. Thorburn,
The oflieerB will bo installed next Fiiday
evening.
GP. R, CUMING.
Sitting in one of tho leading hotels of
this place ono evening recently, a group
of men woro discussing Silverton'e future. A prominent C. P. R. official was
taking part in the conversation and
in mentioning improvements which his
company Would make at this place din
ing the new year, said: "The C. P. R.
will extend their lino of railway from
Denver Siding to Silverton, making this
tho starting point for the stealers to
Slocan. It will require only four or fivu
miles additional track, and the gradn
will require but little work. In no other
way can the business of the camp be
handled, when the mines commence
shipping more extensively. Tho line
has long been surveyed, and tho Q, P
R. will not be slow about building tho
extension as soon as the business will
warrant Mum in so doing." Tho
C. P. R. has done a great deal toward
aiding the development of the Slocan,
and they have long looked with favor on
the mines tributary to Silverton, and it
is certain thnt the road will be built
within the next twelve months,
REMARKABLE OPERATIO
A remarkable surgical opcratnn is
repoited to havo been performed at
Nelson last \v»k by Drs. Le Bau and
Forin whii* Ajmisesto give an interesting subje^-ior discussion to medical
circles. The operation amounted to the
bolting of a new jaw made of an alloy
of gold and silver upon a man in place
of a jaw which hnd been shot off.
Thomas Cnyzer of Ainsworlh, had the
largest portion of his jaw shot off two
years ago by the accidental discharge of
a gun. Dr. Le Ban at the time trimmed
the wound ami fastened it together with
hair-lip needles. The last piece of dead
bone came away several months ago ami
left him in fairly good shape except that
there was no form to the lower part of
his face and he waa unable to wear '.false
teeth to chew food. The fact that his
Stomach began to give out owing to its
impoverished condition, necessitated
relief. Cayzer was told that it waa to
l>e an experiment but cheerfully agreed
to accept all risks. He was put under
tho influence of an anesthetic aud was
kept under the influence for nearly four
hours, the time required for tho operation. The lower part of bis face was
opened up and the artificial jaw, which
is made with sockets for false teeth, was
then bolted at each end to the angle of
the jaw bone. In all there were five
holts put in, fastened with nuts at the
back. When the work was complete
the artificial jaw was firm in its position
hut the operating physicians think it
will lie bti'.i further strengthened by tho
grc«lbof the muscles around it. Tho
patient came through the operation well
and it is believed that it will he wholly
successful.
A|, FOREST FIRES.
A Canadian engineer has evolved a
new theory to account for forest fires.
While with a government surveying
p.uty recently in the Northwest lie happened to catch a tree in the very act of
setting fire to itself.. It was this way:
The tree had been party uprooted by a
severe wind storm, and leaned over
again<u> the trees nearest to it, some of
whieir"l\appened to be* dead. Fierce
gusts blow down from thn neighboring
tnount^^ and caused thlrbrimclies of
the incWed tree to rub with considerable force against those unun which it
rested. After the frietiorrthibt developed
had been kept up for many hours, the
dead wood upon which it was exerted
first began to glow, tberi burst into
flames and a lire that swept through
miles of valuable timber was tho result.
The story is one which it is hard, but
not impossible, to believe, and it is
more than likely tbut several times
since the world begin woodlands havo
been devested In this way.
CAPITAL COMING.
Prof. Carlyle, provincial mineralogist,
says: "Many representatives of capital are now examining our mining l rop-
erties, many of which aro improving
decidedly as developed. For 'prospects'
more reasonable prices must be asked,
aud as careful, legitimate undertakings
aro worked by experienced operators,
the number of pay mines will certainly
incroise. Of course there aro many
hero ready to 'exploit' the 'country, but
not so eager to secure a mino as to get.
property that they can sell, but if tho
public will only fight shy on general
principles, of glittering prospectuses
presented by companies that claim to
have so much, with as yet little or no
work done, and to able to soon pay largo
dividends, many disappointments will
bo averted,'will-cats'will havo a very
prec'irious living, nnd mining in British
Columbia will make  ni ore substantial
and permanent hoadway."
The body of Napoleon Boulanger, or
Bellange, better known as Charles
Kelly, was fished out of Kootenny river
near Nelson the first of tho week. Deceased was working at Pilot Bay, und
he was not counted among tho missing,
although tho body bad evidontly bee;i
in the water for two or Ihvet days. It
is not known whether it was sticido ov
an accident which caused dealt). ■ i .11'.wjiiL'mm yj«ui
Si^rr:
Mte^xayefsiin-emye* 'Wwm'ww
the hlveiton mmmm
Jamh Cameron
-     Pl'llUSHBB.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1808.
T|IB Province legislature * HI convene in n.'w executive building at
Victoria eorly in February.
TnE new year has beon ushered in
With a clear.horizm.and the outlook for
anew scene of activity for Silverton
nnd tho Slocan was never more assuring.
Tub best advertisement a mining
camp can secure is the shipment of
ore, and Silverton will m»ke a record
in this manner during (he present year
that will bring her before the mining
world as ono of- t'.io leading producers
of West Kootenay.
The Revelstoke Herald's Christmas
number outrivalled all other publications in'West Kootenay. It contained
many lithographs cf prominent sconeB
in Canada, and others in keeping with
OhrUtmaa. From a typographical
standpont it was a '-daisy," and tho
citizens of Revelstoke have just cause
for feeling proud of the enterprise displayed by the publisher^ of this excellent paper.
TUB Boundary Creek limes has
now a full-fledged libel suit on its
hands. In a recent issue this
paper paid its respects to the veterinary who has interfered with tho
freighters in that district by placing a
quarantine on horses which had been
exposed to glandtrs, in. rather severe
language, hence the libel suit. These
libel suits generally come high, but
what do newspaper publishers care for
expenses'?
To Ray that Senator Wolcott is
wrathy atMcKinley and his gold-bug
followers, is drawing it mildly. Wolcott has pecome convinced that tho
administration hfts played him for a
dupe on his mission to Europe trying
to bring about an international agreement on bimetallis m. It is said that
the senator con templates resigning his
ppjjtiqn in the senate if the administration persists in the gold standard
policy of Secretary Gage.
Bomb few weeks ago Canada's post-
niaster-gfc-ipral sent forth an edict that
after January 1, 1898, letters could bn
forwarded from this Dominion to
England and « U'parts n! the British em -
piro for three cents par ounce ^Pstead
of the present rate of five cents per half
ounce, ft.it it now seems thiift Hon
Mr. Mulock went beyond his jurisdiction, inasmuch as he had not first obtained permission from the mother
country, and as a result there wi'l be
no reduction in the rates, for the time
being, at least fp
JbV  1
On a reo#t visit to Califomw, Ex-
Governir Altgeld, of IllidTP, was
asked whether the sentiment in favor
of silver throughout the eastern states,
was growing weaker, when he replied:
"I can assure you the sentiment in
favor pfTiJver is not only stronger
than it was in 1896, but it is much
Stronger. There is no question whatever about this, and it is steadily
growing. I will predict that in 1890
there will be a much stronger sentiment than there was. at the last presidential election, strong as tho sentiment then was,
Nkvkr before in the history of
Silverton, has there been the universal feeling of satisfaction among mining
men as at the present time. The year
just closed, has fully demonstrated that
the ore deposits are practically inexhaustible, as well as assaying up into
the hundreds of dollars in value to
the ton, and tho owners ot properties
fire already making preparations for
the season's campaign that will insure
the expenditure of thosands of dollars in improvements and the employment of labor, and the bowels of
mother earth will be compelled to
yield up her hidden treasures in such
quantities as will astonish the world.
A collection of ore from the various mines of Silverton and placed on
exhibition at the C. P. E. waiting
rpoins at Vancouver and Montreal
would, no doubt, be of great benefit
to tho camp, as the specimens would
be viewed by the traveling public and
be the direct cause of bringing new
capital   \ato    the   camp.   The cost
would be nothing in comparison to the
roturnB which would surely follow a
move of this kind, There ha9 never
been any effort put forth to attract
attention of tho outside world to the
vast mineral deposits of this camp,
but the timo is now propitious, nod
our citizens should take an interest in
this direction and see that some
movement of this kind is inaugurated
without further delay.
Tub appearance of a train of
freight cars in Silverton Wednesday
evening, leaves no doubt iu the minds
of our citizens that we now enjoy
all tho privileges of having a transcontinental railway at our door. The
first train to arrive in the town, consisted of six freight cars, and was
held here several hours while ore was
being loaded. This new line of railway, which will permit our mine
owners to ship their ore diroot to the
smelter in car load lots, will assists
materially in the development of the
mines in this district. Freight rates
have already been lowered, and a
saving of time will be of no little interest to the shipper. The C. P. R.
has shown its faith in ruinns of the
Slocan, by giving the district transportation facilities second to norte on
the North American continent,
In conversation with a prominent
mining man this week, who lias been
a close observer of the development
of properties in tho vicinity of Silverton for the past four years,
expressed himself as feeling confident
that there will be nt least four concentrators erected near this place
within tho next six mouths Tlio
Vancouver, Wakefied, Comstock and
Galena Mines have been developed to
such an extent that it is necessary
that thoy now adopt some pla s for
the treatment of their ore, and as each
of these companies havo ample means
at their command, thero can bo no
question as to their future intentions.
Tho ore bodies exposed during last
year's work has clearly demonstrated
to the owners that they are sufficient
to justify the erection of mills, and
there is no oth^r alternative for the
owners to purBue or ceaso working
their properties, it being F-yond all
reasoning that they should cliooso the
latter, when they havo invested
thousands of dollars without receiving any returns, and with such flattering prospects for future dividends.
This gentleman also assures us that
arrangements are now being perfected
whsreby many properties which are
idle for some time pa*fc»will bn developed, and that the prospects for Silverton were never so bright as at the
present date,
ENCQUKAGE PlUlgPKCTltfG.
on tho vocation^Wlieprosneot
HOW TO RUN A TOWN.
An Eastern exchango says; "Let
us assume 'that a town which lacks
local pride and spirit, and whoso inhabitants send much of their cash to
departmental stores, carries tho thing
to its logical conclusion, and buys
every thing away from homo, and
what follows? Tho merchants put up
their shutters and quit. Tho main
street has gone out of business, The
postofficn and express office are the
local branches of the departmental
st ire, and are busy Bending ofT orders
and handling parcels. The merchants,
with their families, and their clerks,
scatter to the four coiners of th -
earth. Thero are, perhaps two banks
iu the town, and one closes at once,
but tho other waits to see how business will bo. The editor of tho local
paper looks over his field and peers
into the future, and then removes his
plant some place far from an overshadowing city. Those who owned
property Jong the main street find it
almost valueless. One of the loca
lawyers moves away. One of the
doctors sells out to the other. The
farmers of the surrounding country
rise at 3 a. m , and drive on through
the village to thn city to sell their
produce and matr.0 their purchases,
They consult a city doctor, or lawyer,
or dentist if they heed advice o,r treat- j
nient. The farms, onco woith 8100;
an acre, because adjacent to a living \
town, decline in value until they are
worth only $30 or $10 an acre, be-
cause no living town and market are
near.    The owner of the  big  mill or '
BKHRING SF,.\ OulIM^ SETTLED.
A recent dispatch from Ottawa to tho
Associated Press says: Tho Canadian
government bus received a communication from tho arbitrators appointed to
deal with the claims of Behring sea
sealers against the United States government far losses caused by tho seizure
of their vessels, submitting tho award.
Tho arbitrators were Judge King, of tho
supreme court cf Canada, and Judge
Putnam, of the United States court.
The award is $464,000, with two reserved
cases, that of the Pluck Diamond for
$2,000 and the Ada $1,000. In 1800 tho
tJ. S. offered $400,000 in settlement of
the claims and Canada claimed $150,000.
Afterwards a compromiso was reached
and the amount placed at 1423,000, but
congress refused to make an appropriation for the payment of the bill.
MISS MCKINNON*
Fashionable * Dressmaker. •
Opposite TlnorTbvtr^ Hotel,
Silverton.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE,—Baby Ruth Mineral Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. Where located ;—about 8 miles southeast of Silver-
ton. Take notice that I, A. R. King-
hind, free miner's certificate No. 800i0,
is agent for E J. Kendall, free miner's
certificate No. 74588, iind myself, intend, fixtv dnys from the date hereof, to
spplv to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, lor the pur-
poseof obtaining a Crown (/rant of the
above claim.
Andfuither take notice Ihut notion,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of November, 1897
MINERAL ACT, 18196.
(FORM K.1
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE—Galena Bank. Mineral
Claim, eitna'c In the Hocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—about :i miles south-
i ast of Silverton. Take notice that I,
A. R. Finland, freo miner's ceitlflcate
No. 8t5070 as agent for  R, J.  Kendall,
" FINE TAILORING
Fall and Winter; 1897.
I would respectfully invite gmtkmcn to tin early iiiirtction ol my
selections In Fall and Winter wollons.
My prices will be found moderate. I moke It a point to keep them an
low n« is consistent with good material, good workmanehln and tho caro
and attention requiste to got up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
Liebscher, The Tailor,
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factory, which was binused years ago, , -
*' , trie miners certificate No. i-i >•'■>, ami
will now hearken to the offirs ho gets I myself, Intend, sixty days from the date
to  locate in   other  places,   and   th« JT"0^ VliVSll ^i^^mSis?^
I for a Cirlificatc  of   Improvements,  lor
town, having now no future, no pros-: the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grunt
pect of better  shipping facilities,  tho «( thenbucc .-laini.
,r   ° And further notice that action under
factory will pack   up   and go away, i BGCtion 37, must be commenced before
Iu short, the town will have   no   ex- ' U»o issuance   erf the Certificate ol   Im-
,          .   .          ,„,                   j-     I pr-ivementa.
cuso for existing.     The surrounding j    D.ired this Shid day ot November, 1S97.
country docs not need it;   it  doesn't!	
need itself; its people might as well
move away and get into tho city to
which they really belong, Logically,
this is the outcome—a whole province
THORBURN'HOUSE,
GRANT THORBURN, Phoph,
APPLICATION   FOR  CERTIFICATE
OF IMPROVEMENTS..
Silver Cup mineral claim situated in
the  Slocan   mining    division   of   West
with no industry  or trade   in  it  batI KootMWy district.    Where located:   Qn
, ,       .   , , ...       i east slope of Fennell I reek  (emptying
places for tinkering and repairing in a , i|1|0 K(mr M|]e Cfwk) aK,ul ,,.„ ,„.,,.,
small way; a whole province in which ' east of Silverton, 15 0.
,      . ,     ... .     . , Take notico that  I. R  11.11.  Alex-
only rich cities and rich men ™" ^der, acting as 8,<m.l [or ,»* Conmlocl<
thrive at all, all retailing passing into ', Mines (11 C.). Ltd., free minei s r.c"i i-
.iii       *     in. i   cats No C394S, intend sixty days fiom
the  hands   of millionaire . mm   and   ,,,, lU,t, ^w k, apply'.o the" mini..,.
companies strong  enough   to  practice : recorder (or  a  certificate  of   improve-.
any trick or to resort t; any  tvr.ini.v, \ me*l*> "^ the purpose of obtaining n
J »     • •'   crown grant of the above claim
and none being strong enough to re- j And farther toke notice that action,
srt them " i ,,ni't'r section 37. must  lie commenced I
| tufore the issuance of such certificate of j
improvements.
Dated this IlMh day of October, 1S07.
:•:     :-:     :-:    Beadqnarlera for Hiniiig and CeBmerdat &■«
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO  WHARF   AND  DEPOT.
Domostic ami Imported Wiius, iiiprs vtA fears al (lie I'r.r.
THE CULINARY DEPARTMENT L8 FIRST OLA80
SILVERTON,
II O
WENT TO JAIL FOR LOVE
Tho supreme  court of    Mexico   has I	
asked Precid.-nt Diaz to pardon   Maria \ OETtTIFlOATE (IF IMPROVEMENTS
Montesillos, who, sometime ago, was NOTICE ^-KatleD. Mineral claim, sit-
sentenoH   to twenty Jjfrrs*  Imprison-]    ^.. |j-tlu> Slo-in Miuins; Division  of
met In  Delein  j.iil
the ^folperity of the minfng*iii4lstry
must primarily depr..d. It is a pursuit of a large expectation and small
regards and isjpmaintained chiefly bjr,
thejinactivity oi the organ of hope
that constantly enlivens the Irnagfna-
tion of the prospector with visionary
bonanzas of high degree. In proportion to their number*, few professional
prospictors ever realize their hopes
and attain wealth, although dozms of
paying properties inri|t havo been dis -
covered by them. To tho man
who is proud of his attainments
the discovery of a vein that subsequently, and in other hands, becomes
a paying mine brings a great deal of
satifaction. His abilities are demonstrated, even if he realizes small profit
from the investment of time and
effort.
Any law that will tend lp discourage prospecting for minerals
by destroying the vocation
of Ui3 prospector will seriously
cripple tho mining industry. The
legislation proposed by the Denver
committee will have no other effect.
It proposes to load down the prospector with financial obligations, in order
to hold the claim? discovered, that
will drive him out of tho field. The
mining industry as such can be encouraged in no better wuy than to
lighten the burdens of its pioneers.
Not only the advance guard discovering new district.*, but the
small investor who follow in their
footsteps, should receive all the encouragement that can be afforded by
liberal legislation. To these two
classes every mining district owes a
debt of gratitude, for they make possible the advent of capital and the development of great, milling enterprises.
—Wost;orn Mining World,
never com iniBKI.   Tl
she is sufieung fy
killinir of P.iRcaul
narrcj.     Miss  Mo
a  murder  she
line for which
nnent  was   the
do, in a fandfaj
•sdlcs'   lover,  |v
Kno'enay    District.     Where
- located:   On   .\.t.   Adams,   2   miles
sailthwest ol Baudon, adjoining   the
Brandon claim.
Take notice thai I, Robert E.   Palmer
M<   »i;ent   lor   (ieorjre    Kieeman,    free
into Torres, was lhffK.il murderoVT! inimM-Vcerlificate No. T'.il.'U.aiid James
:.     ^     .     ,      ,.. •*    «•   • t\ Keleher, fine miner's rcrtilji-atc j£o.
bntbecA she loved jbun Mane was  79132, inton,i n^y dais bom li,e mite
willir«is>Uke  tho penally,     rthe looX , hereof to apply to the M'ning Record
all the<fcajne for the niffMerand during I foracortifiVate'of improvements' for  th
• preffnTi^  inquiry by  the tford W".d obtaining a Crown Grant
.   <\ > ff**       ,    / ,  , I of the above cairn.   And  further lake
crimvial^hdrfe, and afterward  by the   Ilo!i(.,.   ,|1Ht  m.Uon   11I1(lpr  f,.,.ti„M ;i7
jury, iteutly maintained that she, and j mii'-t be commenced before the issuance
she alone, wns responsible for the death ; of such certificate of Imorovements
of Montalio, whom she had killed,  she*   DateiLjhie27ih^y of NQMtnh|a. W07
....     .      ,. ,      ,. B.Ts. pAuiaf;rfftT8.
said, to free herself  from bis constat    -
courtship and dishonorable propositions. • —^m~
Torres, therefore, got ofT scot free,  and  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
Iho womaupis the murder wns co-aid- ; NOTICE,—Sarah 15. Mineral claim, sit-
cred to bPe been committed under n|j-      "ale in tha Slocan llmiii^ Dici-ion  ol
trravated circumstances, was sentenced      ,UVs,t    Kootennv    Diaii*.      Wbere
located;     On   Alt.   Adams,  2   miles
to twenty years in   prison,   a sentence |    southwest of Sandon, and   adjoining
which Bhe cheerfully   accepted.     Rut      the Brandon rUhn.
Torres, when he got out, was unfaithful,!    Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer,
and jealousy then preved too much for i aB.**?•ll [°f. 1'"'^%^ ''"^", f'""
,,    :     ..        ,      , ....      r.<    i miner s certificate No, TTtlSl, nnd-James
Mario when she learned of this. f>he : v Keleher, free minor's certificate No.
presented the clearest pioof that she ; 79132, intend sixty days from th" date
was innocent   rind  Torres  Kuiltv,  and! hereof to apply 'o the Mining Recorder
Mhowod letters from him H that' effect. I f"rr^ cearlJi1,'lllL° Rf^fSffSiTfiS !Ul',
ww   m   ,      :       . ,. , i purpose « oblainuiga Crown   (.nut ol
Her first attempt to secuie relief Was the above claim. And further take nomads before tho snpeiior tribunal nnd j tico that action'under section 37,must In-
was unsuccessful but the supremo court eommeBOedbefore the issnance of inch
i       .. ,    _.       • i    .i   .    i   • • i i certificate of improvements
has just  set   asulo  that   decision  nnd
asked President Diaz to irrant bor  freedom.
otel Victoria,
Tames IBo-N^res Prop .
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Dated this 27th dav of November, 18<J7
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A woman sent the following advertisement to a London paper:     "A lady  in
delicate  health wishes to meet with a '
useful companion;   Wio must be domes- j
Minted, musical, enrlv^iner, amialdo, of j
good appearance and have some ex par;   ^^ a„j  <*0Itf <1C t Itinery,   TollilCfJlS,
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■DEALERS IN-
ience in nursing. Total abstainer preferred. Comfortable home. No salary."
A few days later !ho lad}' received n
hamper containing a fine talmv cut and a
letter that ran thus: "Madam,—In
answer to your advertisement, I nm
happy to furnish you with n very useful
companion which you will find exactly
suited to your requirements. She is domesticated, a good vocali-tt, an early
riser, possesses an amiable disposition
nnd is considered handsome, She bus
bad great experience as a nurse, having
brought, up a largo family, f need
scarcely add that she is a total abslainer.
Ah salary to her is no object, she will
serve you faithfully In return f t n com-
(ortable home, "
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H.    T.    CROSS,   Aaent,S.lverton
r.in.
past and;prrsent.
Tiio rain had ceasod, the cir wns cooler,
Than before the storm had been,
The clou la bad parted, an 1  p.it-l.es of
starry sky atein-en;
I noticed th Wt, ami',, eralled the last night
That I sa' at the window and looked o'er
the lea,
In my dear old homo in fair Swansea.
And leaning forward on my hand,
Till my chin rested in my palm,
My eyes still fixed on the heavens,
Across which skurrying clouds stilt
As if preparing a flawless sky.
And rem King all traces of storm,
To greet my wondering eyes.
At the break of the coming morn.
Tho winds that caused those to speed,
Stlrre I the leaves of the gnarled oaks,
That grow outsid I my window
And reminded me of (ha old folks
The gentle rustling seemed to me.
In some sense a companionship,
It carried me back to my boyhood days
When with Ibcm I used to sip.
When flrat we went to "Swansea.
It was our heart's delight.
Fishing and boating all the davit was simply "out of sight."
We never thought of him who had
To toil for our daily bread,
Wrestling great big chunks of ice,
Thrice as big as my poor head.
While apples.we had plenty,
Rut to peculate, we must go;
Fred, Charlie, Jim and I,
Assure as the clouds bung low.
Once we got disappointed,
And for our lives did run,
Down from Sunnyside orchard,
Pursued by a single nun.
Rut when we rmdo a haul.
Our croney hole on tho hill,
Covered with mos3 and lo.ivcs,
With luscious fruit would fill.
Alas I one day discovered;
Traced by our littlo feet.
The luscious fruit was stolen,
And in.uii. into plus to eat.
But when wo, bad older grown,
Wo gavo up our littlo games,
One to the bench did go,
The other a smith became.
But Charlie and I were younger.
And were forced to remain at school,
Cnder the supervision of   Hicks   and
W lamer,
Who governed with iron rule.
Our days together flaw quickly by
At last wo bad to part.
Charlie moved to Sunnyside,
Aud I went to tho mart.
At first I had muny tips and downs,
But perseverance wns tho word,
With prudence too, along my w ay.
My footsteps tried to gird.
So afier years spent In the house,
I rc-eijr.-d a call to the west.
And straightway   thought my  fortune
DM h'.
And to go, I deemed it best.
And here am I, where  mountains  high
And lovely bikes between,
The scenery is lbs grandest
That eve hath e v-.-r seen.
"As ye sow ye must reap," I thought,
And for n while I seemed not to hear,
The leaves move I getttly bj; tin hresss
There still lingers in my ear,
The crush of thunder of the previous day
When I longed for a bicycle lide,
And with myself did contemplate,
And qmetly remain Inside.
—Wm. BrtDSoN.
Till-: DEVIL IN CHURCH.
Ho Caused a Fearful Panic in a Hurner-
ite steeling-House.
Tweed, Ont , report says:   A strange
COST   OF TRAIL CREEK  MINING.
There has been much said concerning
the cost of mining in the T.ail ("reek
district, says the Rossland Miner. The
following figures are obtained direct from
the managers of the mines, and may bc
considered reliable.
The first mine from which n slalem t.t
was procured was a Red Mountain property that is being developed  entirely by
logo have baen held there since.   It is
isi said that  a   Hotnerite   will   now
travel several miles around, rather than
• p iss by it.
h. is said that the affair was a practical
-^-^■^-g^^^gBBB^^^^^BBB^^^^^^—. joke, concocted hv
thing occurred at a I'.ornerite meetinghhigsectioB. The pastor and members
held In the meeting house of that sect of the oongregatlon, however, refuse to
situated seven miles north ot Ifodoc, believe this. In their belief they are
known us McCoy's. The night of the j upheld by 'he larger part of the country
(.iviirri'iice  was duik  and  dis'.n^,  and | side.
one well calcinated to strike terror into . BIS0N FOU BANFF PARK,
the stoutest hearts upon the slightest :
cause lor alarm ^'l0   hoffiiloes on   Lord  Siralhcona's
The peopls came as usual to their f"m :,t Silver Heights havo been pre-
plsceol meeting, an old wooden build- j m'n,"d ,0 tl,e *J'»i»;<'" Government
ing, through the cracks and crevices ofT""'1 wiU ta fP1 to the HjJIobsJ Pari? at
which the wind blew with munv B|B*nff- HieTtard number 17 animals,
ghostly end weird sound, and a^ they -hlrt*«n ■'mo ''re'- nml fo,,r «"-■■■
gathered together there seemed an In- Thfa ncnl wn" first e-^bllshjd at the
describable something alum: tho placo I "Th" H'dghN" in 18BO by the late Hon .
which Ihey kn. w not, I ut which created \itaMt MeKay, thefamfeshunter, trader
an uneasy, restless feeling about  tl em I «nd eourinr, who kept a trading post at
THE RECOVRY OF LOST LODFS.
One of the greatest dlfBcuUias attending vein milling is the sudden cutting
off of tho lode by "slides," "faults,"
"cross courses," "beads." or other
Fractures, and the uncertainty as to the
direction in which the lode has been
heaved, or as to whether it has been
completely cut out,  says the   Mining
Critic:
S. B J. Skertcbley, late assistant
government geologist of (Jueenslnud,
Australia, in commenting on this difficulty says:
"The question can in most eases be
determined by a careful study oi the
geological features of the mine and its
locality. The first points to be ascertained are the chat-actors of the ore body
and tho nature of the fracture which
cuts olT the ore. The following remarks
apply to true lodes, to impregnations
[aulta, and indeed to any ore de-
Impossible to describe.
As the meeting progressed, and as the
preacher arrived at that part of his dis-
cour.-e in which he had occasion to
speak of the devil, there arose Immediately in their mi 1st, through and fiom
tvnenth the floor, a spectro bo awful in
i 18 iniii- urinupu   u_M...v   _,
hand.   Five men are employed, includ- »«*P««anoe  that   the  audience   nud
ing the foreman, working two ten hour j preacher alike wcro wholly -aralvzed
shifts. Thenaturoof the work in hand |w,lh -*•" ■ Tho • Met had hardly ceased
is a c.oss-cut tunnel, driven through „ | epeakiiu when there rang out a voice
very hard syenite formation.    Tho  tun- J toirlble to hear:
nel itself is 4Va by 8)j in sire, and lei "I*m the devil. I'll have you. Ha.
now in over 2J0 feet.    U or king by hand \ '■•i '"• '
under the above dltUmtUnces, the ton- j v*rc ■sf",e,i '''""■ ll'° -*«-■■• nml ,10»-
nel is being driven at tho rate of 42 feet -*-.■. ,,u "eo- not u»va proclaimed
per month, or 17 inches per day. Th«i Mmaelf. From his appearance his
average cost of this development Is lift identification was nti easy matter. He
per {foot, which comprises $13 SO for -■ detwlbed as having two horns, one
labor and superintendence, and |1,80 protruding from either side of tho '.end
for explosives. I • cloven foot and nclanking chain, twol
The second ex	
oped mine on lied   Mountain,   wliieli  |||»i'r«»"«»v-—  —
being worked with power furnished by  perpeudlculai and pointed at tho  top,
its own compressor.   In this case tl o  '>•"•-» "Vry   Mw* encircled- hie whole
•    •■      . »i body nnd head.    His figure was tall and
slim and his position elect, and when he
sp.ko the building  shook us if by   an
earthquake.
He had not yet ceased his eardocli
,.       ,    , -.   . "*~" •  • i from .......„,     	
Deer Lodge.    He brought the  fir*t pair ' . . , ,        , . .  „ ,-
*        , '      ' posit which has shown signs of   contin
uity, either in ore or in lode stuff ("formation"). It does not refer to deposits
on true floois, for ns these aro merely
ititiltirutions along joint planes, or similar lines of weakness, Irom the lode itself, thev die or pinch out, and are not
truly cut off, though their termination
may be more or less abrupt. Assuming,
then, that we have nn ore deposit which
has great probability of having been continuous, but which seems to have been
cut off, the most important fact to deter
from the Baskkatoheiran and afterwards
obtained others, and had a considerable
herd St the time of his death.
The present herd on the farm  of Lord
Btrathcona (8ir Donald  A.   Smith) was
begun in 18S7,  with  three  animals, a
pure bred bull and cow and a hall bred
cow.   The following year there was an |
increase of two, bin owing to the death;
of the head  of the herd there was no |
further increase until 1883.   In the lat- |
and angle ot the fracture and of the lode
itself must be carefully determined.
The problem now is to determine in
which direction the lode has been shifted. For simplicity we will speak of the
ore-bearing fissure as the lode, and tho
fissure against which it cuts off as the
fault, (be angle at the point of intersection is greater on one side than the
the other. The lode has, then, been
shifted either towards the greater or
lesser angle.
"A number of empirical rules have
been adopted in mining districts to determine this most important point, but
they are quite arbitrary, and do not bold
good universally. As a fact, the fault
may shift a lode either way, or even
break it without any shifting."
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED.
"I expect soino day I'll be out hunting and kill myself. I carry my gun in
such a careless manner," said Dan Mc-
Nanghton to a party of wood choppers
near tho mouth of Lemon creek a short
lime ago. And sure enough ^ry <few
days elapsed until he met such ami end.
He and bis cousin, a Mr. Eraser, went'
out hunting last Sunday from one of the
camps along the railroad near the mouth
of Lemon creek. It seetuslfcey had not
gone very far from camp \\en Eraser
became exhausted and tn.Ved back,
leaving McNaughton   to continue   bis
., --i-^-^-^-^L
ter year, there was another increaso of
two, and since then the herd lias grad-   mine i8 whether this cutting off is real
Ually  grown   to the   number    already   0r only apparent.   Hence the ore must
stated.   During the past three or four  he followed to to end, and not abandon-
years several  animals  ha.e died  from ^•^•^^-^^^-^^-^,™
one cause   or   another,   from impaired
vigor of constitution, caused  ptrtly by
the Inbreeding, but probably due In
greater extent to being too closely con
to the  number   already | ^^"nt/  Hence the ore must
be followed to its end, and not abandon-
I ed because it seems to be getting poor
"Then, if a fracture is found, against
( which the ore abuts and beyond which
11   it does not continue, we may reasonably
assume that it is a true cut off, and that
-- :..n.,
ighton
started
day.
from
bullet
•woolenee   and $1 50   protruding from eiUier sine o.   .ou    '™  g^ier extent to being too  Closely  con-   aHSUnie ,|mt it is a true cut on, an. u *„
nnttnuenco, I „ ..p.ven foot and a clanking chain, two j (.|(1   .^   t))(j   ^.^   flp,()|    spoHslly I ,he orp 1)iay i,e found again, especially
t.t. . f,,iifcd.-ve'-!"->n.:ng eves like balls of Bra and a large i.^^ fw ^^ wi,ivi,, being none tco|if the country rook ohangei Iu chatacter
Txininh-i whh-'h Is appendage at the rear. His cars were ^ ^ (|m>e ftnimilll)) was j at tll(1 (,„ (lff. Tn other words, the lode
ed  Mountain.   WHlcn ,■     nuinted at tho   top,!     *   ., „ u.|,nnn,hirn ha-1 ,...„„ r r„,l ..,,,1 shiftel.    No cut
oost of sinking a doublo compartment
shaft, including breaking, timbering,
explosives and lights, exclusive of hoisting, is set at $30 per foot. The.estimated
speed, including stations, is set at one
loot per day.   Tho item ol Hoisting Is
not included in  thistnso. as the <i\gi-,i"-       ^^^^^^^^^^^
ueer, besidos attending to tho hoisting j door, o\cr scuts and one another in ihcir
plant, also looks alter several other de-j frantic endeavors to rid themselves ol
pailnients In this properly the Cost of 10 awful a presence. Following them
tunneling is set nt II- per loot, includ- ototely, this fiery fiend's sardonic voice
ing nil oxpenses of drilling, tiamming was again heard and seemed moro tcrrl-
explosivoB and lights.     This item re-   bio than before,    'lam the devil.   I'll
rge for the original thiee animals, was
absurdly small when their numbers began to increase, as they could not get
grass enough to more than keep them
alive during the summer and fall, without laying In fat and  flesh  to sustain
thorn through the winter.    For the last
  ceased his sardonicI"'"" ""
"H«, ha," when the terrified people and ! ""f ?*" ""» h*V« ^ «*plo IMff
preacher alike rushed pell-mell  for the  ""'" "«'re has been no deaths, and they
CXpionivu.   mvm   .<
mains about tho same whether or not
operations aio being carried on iu tho
country rock or along tho vein. The
cost of breaking or delivering oro is set
at$3.BO per ton. This includes drilling,
lights, tramming, sorting, Umbering I
and delivering on tho cars direct, without use of tenuis,
have yon.   Ha, ha, ha."
No further warning was needed. The
terrified people fled in all directions,
leaving His Satanic Majesty In full possession of liter meeting house.
So fully convinced me these people
that they saw tho dovil that they have
abandoned the building, and no tnect-
|ry rock cr.nnge ^^^^
at the cut off. In other words, the lod
lias been fractured and shifted. No cut
off can possibly destroy a lode; yet
mines have been abandoned ovor and
over again from the unfortunate fact
that the or,* bus been cut out. The
fmctuiu must be carefully examined, and
II evidence of faulting or Assuring is
found, there is every reason to anticipate
the recovery of the lode. Tho evidence
I to tie sought lor are (1), tho strutionsor
slickcnsidcs j (2), fragments of country
■^.^1^.^-^-^^^^^^^^ rock (breccia) included between more or
Aiipiioniinii r.,r l.i<iuor i.icetmx. less defined walls J (.1),clavey selvages,
Notice is hereby given that thirty (80) I and (-1), a platy or slite-liko structure
days from dito the undersigned will up- of the country rock roughly parallel
ply to the Slipeiuliiiy Mngi.-lnilc of with the lissuro. Those are evidences of
West Kootenay for a license to sell movement under pressure, and buvo
liquor at retail a' his hotel (Lakevlew I already been described, II one or moro
Hotel) in the town ol Silverton, County | of   these phenomena  he observed, the
and there has Icon no deaths, and they
have done much better in every w»y.
The attempts St Croil bleeding with domestic cattle have been most successful.
--Calgary Herald
of Kootenay, B. C, December 14,   1897
L. M, Knowi.ks.
Dec. 18 Jan. U.
probp'il'ty ol the lode being shifted and
not cut out is enhanced.   The direction t	
o'irs<>] and the un lerlle or dip (hade)moving off
hunt.   Night came on and
failed to come back, so a
out to look for him the f
They found him aliout thn.
camp dead;   frozen stiff aie ^^^
hole in bis bead . Tho killing was accidental. He had evidently been using
the gun, muzzle up, to help in climbing
the hill, nnd in some unknown manner
the trigger wns touched, thus flrlug tbft
gun. Tho body was taken to Lemon
creek tiding and shipped to Nelson.
On two different occasions Iwfore Me*
Naughton had been nearly killed in
about the same manner, once the bullet
piercing his hAl and grazing his head,
and ho felt that some day bis career
would bo brought to a sudden end
through his carelessness.—Slocan News.
THE WRONG TRAIN.
One evening latelv a young man from
the country was in Edinburgh station
looking for his homeward-bound train.
Alter having been mis-directed to thr.o
or four of tho various platforms from
which the trains leave he at last found
lbs right onejustabout to start, jumped
Into a carriage and sat down, using soma
very improper langungo. A minister present, thinking to rebuko
him. said: "Young man, I am afraid
yon nre going to perdition." "Tho
wrong train again, by gosh'!" hn exclaimed, and jumping from bis seat
made for (ho door just as the traip  was ■ «..i   imrnrnmrntmi i  r. yi> ui"<wi  _ ,_j^g;
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APPLICATION  FOE CERTIFICATE
OF IMPROVEMENT.
Silver Chief mineral claim situated in
the Slocan mining* division of West
Kootenay district. Where located i On
east slope of Fennel! Creek (emptying
into Four Mile Creek), about ten miles
east of Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that J, R. H. H. Alexander, acting as agent fsr the Comstock
Mines (B. C.) Ltd., free miner's certificate No. 63648, 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 87, muni be commenced
before the issuance of ench certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 12th day of October. 1897.
o!6d!6
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE --Hilltop Fraction 1 Mineral
claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: On Mt. Adams and
adjoining the Adams claim, 2 miles
southwest of Sandon.
Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer,
S agent for George Sleeman, free
iner'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 must be
commenced before the issuance of such
certificate of improvements.
Dated this 27th day of November, 1897
R.E. Palmes, 1\ L.8.
MINERAL ACT.
(roan It.)
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
Notioe.— "Robin" mineral claim;
situate In the Slocan Mining Division
pf West Koptenay District. Where
located: FourrMile creek, Slocan Lake.
Take notice that I, H. B. Alexander,
free rniner'a certificate No. 77602 as
•gent for F. W. Godea|, free miner's
certificate No. 78887, jntepd uixty days
from date hereof, to applv tp the Gold
Commissioner for a certificate pf improvement*, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho above claim.
And farther, take notice, That ad
verse claims must be sent to the Gold
pofumieeloser and action commenced
peftpe Hie Issuance of such certificate ol
improvements.
Dated IW* »■* day ef October, i«7
t*4T
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that sixty days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of J.and and Works, for
permission to purchase the following
parcel of land, situate on Granite creek,
a tributary of Four-Mile creek, in the
SI ocan Division of West Kootenav district: Commencing at a post planted
on the west side of Granite creek, about
three-quarter miles from its mouth and
about seven hundred feet west of the
creek; thence east eighty chains; thence
south eighty chains; thence west eighty
chains; thence north eighty chains, to
point of commencement, containing 640
acrss.
Dated this 84th day of October, 1897.
Lsst.tr. Him..
17-97 Per R. E. P.
APPLICATION  FOR   CERTIFICATE
OF IMPROVEMENTS.
Comstock mineral claim situated in
the Slocan mining division of West
Kootenay district. Where located: On
east slope of Fennell Creek (emptying
into Four Mile Creek), about ten miles
east of Silverton, B. C
Take notice that I, R. H. H. Alexander, acting as agent for the Comstock
Mines (B. 0.) Ltd., free miner's certificate No. 63948, intend 60 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, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
improvement*.
Dated this 12th day of October, 1897.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Know all men by these presents that
the partnership hitherto existing between J'. A. McKinnon and Angus L.
McLean of Silverton, B. C, and conducted under the name and style of J.
A. Mc.Kinrion & Co., general merchant
Silverton, B. C, is this day dissolved by
mutual consent, August L. McLean retiring from the firm. The business will
be conducted nnder the same nsme and
btyleby J. A. McKinnon'and W.C. McKinnon, who will collect all bills and
eseume all the obligations held against
said firm.
Dated fat Silverton, B. C. this 22d
day pf December, 1897.
J. A, McKin.no:,,
A. L. McLkih.
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Bogus customs officers i\rc said to
be doing a lucrative business in the
Klondyke. »
The output of the Anaoonda mine,
in Montana, for the month of December was 15,000,000 pounds of copper,
and the estimated output for January
is 12,0000,000 pounds.
Hon. Clifton Sifton, minister of the
interior, and J. E. McRenna cf the
interior department, have gone to
Washington Oity, on invitation of
Secretary of War Alger, to discuss
tho best means of Bending relief to
the minora in the Yukon distriot.
Recent reports from Juneau brings
down the news that the Nowell Gold
Mining Company and Berner Bay
Mining and Milling Company have
passed into the hands of a receiver.
The company is one of the largest in
Alaska, having been in existence since
1888.
As an instance of the Canadian
manufactures in the British market, a
single firm of bicycle makers in Ontario has sold in Britian since November last $20,000 worth of their output.
It shows how Canadian energy and
enterprise can hold their own against
the world's competition.—Toronto
Globe.
When the second draft of 100 mm
is taken from the Mounted Police the
force iu the Territories will number
approximately 475 men, It will probably be raised to 500 men and left at
that. It has been found that a number of the best men on the force have
thrown up their commissions as a result of a threat to reduce the force.
The outcome of the ballot of the
striking Engineers'Union taken last
Monday at London, as the result of
the recently-adjourned conference between tho representatives of the men
and employers will not be known for
several days, but there is no doubt
that the verdict is overwhelmingly
against the acceptance of the terms of
the employers.
Archbishop Paul Bruchesi of Montreal arrived in New York last Monday direct from Rome. In an interview he denied that he went to Italy
for the purpose of discussing the
Manitoba school question with the
pope. He says that the pope in an
encyclical has condemned the present
laws of Manitoba and sustained tie
church in opposition to the existing
system. The archbishop says that
since the present law went into effect
the number of Catholic children in
the public schools has decreased. He
added that it was now hoped the
Canadian parliament would accede to
the demands of the Catholic church
in Manitoba.
William Ogi'vie, surveyor of the
interior department staff, returned to
Ottawa, after an absence of two years
in the Yukon. He is quoted as having said that if 100,000 people go to
Klpndyke nexHpring 85 per cent—
and that is giving it a wido margin—
will have to come out. He does not
think there will be a railroad before
1899. Speaking of the influences by
which a man is surrounded in the
Klondyke, Mr. Ogilvie says they are
the worst. There is simply no restraining influence One loses touch
with the entire outside world. Mr,
Ogilvie is asked to answer perhaps a
thousand questions a day about the
Klondyke, and is in great demand as
a lecturer.
The trade returns for thn past year
will be issued shortly. The imports
totalled 9111,294,021, as againstJSl 10,
587,480 last year. The duty collected
showed a decrease of 9327,040. The
exports increased $175,810.86. Great
Britain takes the bulk of Canadian
exports, but the imports from the old
country have shrunken woefully.
During the year there were exported
to the United States Canadian products to the value of $43,991,485, as
against $34,460,428 in 1896-6. Great
Britian took of our ezporti $69,533,-
852, but our imports from the old
country were but $29,412,188, a decrease of $9,567,554, as compared
with the previous year, while from the
United States we imported to the
value of $61,649,041, an increase of
$3,075,023 over the year before. Upon the total imports of British goods
there was collected duty to the amount
of $6,205,362, an average rate of 21
per cent. Upon the total imports
from the States, the duty collected was
$8,147,075, an average rate of but
15 per cent,
"!■ ' —>
COFFER TRUST.
When merchants in Idaho and
Eastern British Columbia were in
formed that the coffee war was at a
stage where the Arbuckles had cut
loofe and were selling coffee without
contract restrictions, and as low as
$11.60 per case, they were glad. Their
gladness was short lived.
Last week came a notification from
the powers that be that the contract
rates of $12.25 were to be enforced in
Idaho and British Columbia. Accordingly a merchant in Eastern Washington may buy his coffee for $11 60,
while his brother across the imaginary
line must pay $12.25. Hence the
kicking that the Idaho and British
Columbia merchants are now registering with tho wholesale houses.
A noticeable fact in connection with
he coffee was  is that   the  price   of
sugar has gone up a quarter of a cen^
a pound.     It advanced an eighth  a
week ago and another eighth Friday.
This advance comes abrut through
the sugar trust having finally given
up the coffee war. That it has practically abondoned the war seems to be
assured. The war started, it will be
remembered, through the Arbuckle
buying a refinery and bucking the
trust, after the trust had given them
offense. The trust had to cut rates (o
meet the opposition, comparatively
small though it was, of the Arbuckles
in coffee. Then the trust bought up a
big coffee. Now the trust has about
given up the war and hft8 accordingly
put back sugar to near what it was
bf.fotje.
Because of tho immense surplus of
coffee in the couutry it is the thought
oeffee will not for years, if ever, return to the price it commanded before
the fiyht commenced.—Review,
iVdditio*! wUl toe made to
ot*r Complete Stock tills
week.      One   oarof  flcrtuV
timcl oats and one  of ean*
ned Goods.
WE> ARB AGENTS FOR
THE DOMINION BAG fOMMSY. Ore Sacks and Twine.
THE CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER CO. Powdor, Caps and Fuse,
GEO. T. SLATER & SONS. Boots and Shoos.
IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY.   Coal OH.
GOLDEN AGE.   Mascot and Pride of Japan Teas.
DAMASCUS, Mecca and Cairo Coffees, and the
STANDARD SILVER CO.   All kinds of Silver Goods.
When you want either Goods or
prices let us know as we are the
people '       '
THAT GAN FILL AN ORDER
Wheu called bjkd, having the most complete stock  on Slocan Lake.
WM. HUNTER & CO.
BEAU LOOSE IV EXPEE-J* CAR
A large cinnamon bear, which was
shipped by expiess from Leavenworth,
Kas., to Baraboo, Wis., escared from its
crate in the express car at Western
Union Junction on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road last week while
en route to its destination. The ex-
piesa messenger was driven from the
car, the bear taking complete possession,
devouring packages of apples and candy
and destroying way bills. When the
train arrived in Milwaukee it took ten
men to secure Ibo vieious iin'inal.
AN AMUSING INCIDENT.
Provious to the coinage of silver
dollars at the Philadelphia mint in
1794, the following amusing incident
occurred,in congress while the emblems and devices proposed for their
ornamentation were being   discussed:
A. membw of the houso from the
south bitterly opposed the choice of
the eagle on the giound of its being
the "king of birds," and hence neither
proper nor suitable to represent a nation whose institutions and were
wholly inimical to monarchical forms
of governments. Judge Thatcher, in
reply, playfully suggested that perhaps a goose might suit the gentleman, as it was rather a humble end
republican bird, and would also be
serviceable in other respects, as the
goslings would answer to place upon
the dime.
This reply created considerable
merriment, and the irate southerner,
considering the humorous n joinder an
insult, sent a challenge to the judge,
who promptly declined it. The bearer,
rather astonished, asked: "Will you
be branded as a coward?'' "Certainly,
if he please*," remarked Thatcher,
"I always was one, and he knew it] or
he would never have risked the challenge."
The affair occasioned much mirth,
but tho finally cordial relations were
restored, the irritable southerner concluding there was nothing to be gained in fighting one who fired nothing
but jokes.—Ex.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT*'
NOTICE,—Sarah B. Mineral claim, situate in the Slocan Mining Division ot
West    Kootenay    District.      Where
located:     On  Mt.   Adams,  2   miles
southwest of Sandon, and 'adjoining
the Brandon claim.
Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer,
'as   agent   for    George   Stteir.an,   free
miner's certificate No, 79131, and James
IC. Keleher, free miner's certificate No.
I 79132, iutend sixty days  from tb« dst.'
Irereof to apply 'o the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of ubtaininga Crown   (irmt ol
the above claim.   Anil further take notice that action under section 37.must tie
commenced heforo the issuance of  such
certificate of improvements.
Dated this 27th de.v of Novenilwr, 1897
R. E. Palmlr, H. L. K.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT8
NOTICE:—KatieD. Mineral claim, s't-
uate in the Slocan Mining Division of
West Koo'enay District. Win-re
located: On Mt. Adams, 2 utiles
southwest of Sandon, adjoining the
Brandon claim.
Take notice that I, Robeit E. Palmer,
ns agent for George Sleeman, free
miner's certificate No. 70131. and James
C. Keleher, free miner's certificate Nu.
79132, intend sixty days from the date
hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
for aceitifkate of improvements for tho
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of the above claim. And further take
notice that action under Feet ion 37.
must he commenced beforo the issuance
of snob certificate of improvements.
Dated this 27th thiy of November, 1897
R. E. Palmer, P. L. S.
DIVORCE IN CANADA.
Ontario is asking for the establishment of a divorce couit iu that province
Presuming that divorces should be
granted at all, the request does not seom
an unreasonable one. It is conceded
that tho present system of obtaining
legal relief from the failure of marriage
at the hands of the senate is very absurd
and expensive, and if divorce is to become a recognized institution in Canada
there should be a court accessible to the
poor as well as to the rich, at the same
that the rules Bhould be so framed us to
guard against any such condition of
things as obtains today in many states
of the union. At the present time one
American marriage in every twelve ends
in divorce, and marriage is very frequently looked upon as experiment
which if unpleasant can always be rectified by the courts. Eighty per cent of
American divorces aro granted on petition of the wife, either because it is she
who feels most solely the burden of an
unhappy marriage, or because she prefers another (with a capital A) to her
lawful husband, who is, under tho circumstances, only too willing to plead
guilty to some fictitious charge. The
Archbishop ol Canterbury has recently
forbidden his clergy to remarry divorced
people, and as a consequence divorce
even in England is on the decline. If
we are to have it in Canada, by all
means let us have it "as they have it In
England'Vnot in Americi.—Calgary
Herald.
APPLICATION  FOR  CERTIFICATE
OF IMPROVEMENTS.*;
;    Silver Cup mineral claim situated In
jibe  Slocan  mining   division   of  Went
i Kootenay district.   Where located:   On
east slope of Fennell Creek (emptying
into Four Mile Creek) about teu miles
east of Silverton, B. C.I
Take notice that I, R. II. II. Alexander, acting as agent for the Comstock
Mines (B. C), Ltd., free miner's eertiti-
jcate No. 03948, intend sixty days from
the dale hereof to apply to the mining
recorder for n certificate of improvements, tor the purpose of obtaining a
crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that notion,
under section 37, must  be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate ol
improvements.
Dated this 12th dnv of October, 1897,
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE.-Bahy Btlth Mineral Claim,
BitiiatoTti the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. Where located :~abont 3 miles southeast of Silver-
ton. Take notice that I, A. R. Fing-
land, tree minor's certificate No. 80070
rs agent for E. J, Kendall, free miner's'
certificate No. 74553, and myself, hi-
tend, sixty days from the date hereof to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, lor the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grunt of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must bo commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day ol November, 1897
Blacksmith
ANDWagonmaker.
Horseshooing and Wagon ,, Repairing
Specialty. SILVERTON, B C.
INMiWIONAL
IVAVIGITION AKD TRADIKG (;0MPAltY
 LIMITED	
Strs. "International," and   "Alberta
on Kootenay Lake and River.
Five-Mile Point oorr.cctun with al
passenger trains of N. & F. S. It. R. to
and from Northport, Rossland and
Spokane. Tickets and baggage checked
to all I". S. points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson nnd way
points, daily, except Sunday, 5:45 a. m.
Arrive Northport, 12 T5 p.m.: Rossland,
3:40 p. in.; Spokane, Op. in.
Lenvo Nelson fur Kaslo and way
points daily, except Sunday, 4:35 p. m.
Leave Spokane, 8 a. m.; Rossland, 10 :8Q
a in.; Northport, 1:50 p. m.
SEW SKItVICE OX KOOTENAY ' AM.
Leave Nelson for Kuslo. et.*., Tuea.,
Wed.Thur.. Fri.,Sat., 8:30 a. m.: arrive Knslo, 12::.0p  in.    .
Leave Kaslo lor Nelson, etc., Mon.,
Tuea., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 4 p. ui.; ar-
live Nelson, 8p. m.
Iio.NNUh's    IKltnV    AND   KOOTENAY   KIVB*
SKHVICE.
Leave Kaslo Saturday 4 p. m.; ariivo
Boundary midniuht; arrive Bonner's
Forty Sunday 10:30a. m.
Leave Bonm r's Ferry Sunday 1 p.m.;
anive Boundary Sunday 5p.in., arrive Ka-ilo Sunday 10 a. m,
Close connection at Bonner's Fetry
witli trains i nst-bound, leaving Spo-
kaue 7:40 a. m., and west-bound arriving Spokane 7 p. in.
G. ALEXANDER,General Manager.
Kaslo,R 0,October 1,1897.
Kaslo & Slocan
Railway.
TIME CARD NO. i.
Subject  to   change   without  nMire.
Tmins union Pacific Stai.dard time.
00180 WIST. DAILV. OOI Np BAM
8:00 a. m. Leave Kaslo Arrivt'3:30p.m.
8:88 " " South Foik "   3:16 "
9:36 " "    Spronle'a    "   2:15 "
9:01 " " Whitewater "   2,00 "
l':03 " "    Bear Lake  •'    1:4» «
10:18 " "  McGuigan  "   1:83 ■'
10:38 " "    Junction     "    1:12 "
10:50 " Ar. Sandon Leave 1:00 "
CODY  LINK.
11 OOa.in.Lve    Sandoc  Ar. 11:45 a.m.
1L20  "   Ar.    Cody...Lve. 11:25   "
For rates and infoimation apply at the
company's ollicea.
ROBERTIRVING.
Gen Freight and Pass. Agent.
GEO. E. COPELAND. Superintends!
Canadian Pacific
ItlVLWAY COMPANY
-ANO-
Soo Pacific Line
t^TlIHOUOH   TICKETS FROM 'SlLVKIl-
TOX TO ALL POINTS IN  CANADA  AND
the, Vsited States and   Ei'ropb.
lie only Line
Selling through tickets to Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria, St.
'„ Paul, Chicago, Toronto, .Montreal, and all Point.. East snd
WeBt.   Through
ourist cars
Every day. Magnificent Bleeping and Dining Cars on all
Trains.
Cdecked through to destination.
Daily Service
From Silverton. For full Inr-
foruiation as to ratrs, maps, els
call on or nddroes,
W. S. CLARK, Agent,
SILVERTON, B. C.
-on To
ll. M. MaoGREGOR, Trav. Pass Ag*.-
NELSON, B. C.
GEO. M'l,. BROWN,
Pta-Mticn P/UrjBVOttR A«s%r,

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