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SILVERTON
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SILYERTOMM.
VOLUME ONE.
SILVERTON, BllITLSrl COLUMBIA,-f^TUftDAY JANUARY 15. 1898.
NUMBER 29
ever, was not run (l,,.f.«l,Ke 011 aC(,(lUtlt. .,,,,      |>KB*jU    ah   mu,}   .».»-»
of th« topography   of tho  ;-r„unrl   it K<A^ "M
[AS NEW OWNERS
51, II. Has New Owners and Will
! Worked this Spring.
q'JUTOS  GOLD  PROPERTY.
■ uriitea Sutler the I.iiwh ot  State
, .! iiiui.in   Will Have u Itranch
tiiii'.-t* at Stlverttin.
•'    e-fourths  interest in  the
,,,.«al claim heretofore owned
lurrison, has recently been
IrctiasK-J hy   Fred   Fingland, Jjhu
•':-«   ,,| Chas. Brand,   and   it is
^ir iutention to work it,  together
i J. M. M. Bencdum, who still reins his fourth, as soon as   tho suow
I have sufficiently cleared away to
,-rnit a comfortable approach to tho
lin.
The L. II. is incorporated under the
jws of the State of Washington,
|th the head office at Tacoma; but a
ancli olhVi will be opened at Silver-
L where ull the business will be
Lsacted.except such as may be done
I the annual meeting of the trustees,
Lich, according to chatter, must bo
l!>! at Tacoma.
ITIie entire one million shares of tho
II. company aro owned   by   th
ovenatned partus.    Fred   Fingland
L been elected president  and John
Inling serectary of the company.
I All the .books,  papers,   stock,  and
i.ers of the company   ure now  in
,   ,    _r    * .      .,,      ,. _. from gtvoasiuranco Wut the good  ore
verton, and the L 11. is still on U>*fi  , . ,    .  • ,
, , ,   jr "°01   K° do'.vn   without   diminishing
untaiti,   about four    and   one-half    . . _ ' , .
richness.      I,e»ide-»,    samples    taken
along the ledge at points about  COO
and 1,000 f t-r,   respectively from the
said slide, have assayed from u>n to
twenty dollars gold per  ton, and  the
pre ent owners   are  not dieposi .1   to
take uny small sum   to?  tbs  L    II.
Aside fr< m their expectation lli.it de-
velopment will «ho*v a body  of silver
could not cheaply be) immediately
through that part of tho ledge so
sampled on the surface, nor has it yet
been pushed to a point whero it would
cross-cut. tho extension of that part of
the legde so sampled; so that it is still
to be determined whether the ore is
equally good at depth.
The first 8 fret of the tunnel, after
passing the foot-wall into the ledge,
was in solid ore that averaged above
$5 gold per ton, and that would
concentrate about ten to one, making
a very clean saving of tho gold; tho
next 8 feet averaged about half an
much, and the remaining part of the
tunnel appeared to be in a "horse."
After driving the tunnel, the owners could never get persona examining
the property with a view of purchas
ing, to see that the tunnel did not
prove tho failure of the ore to bold its
richness with depth, nor were they
uble to push it to tho point where
they believed it would be fair to say
whether or not such was the case. So
that the work done to date, so far n<
the tunnel is concerned, rather injured than improved lb*- I hug qualities of the. claim, and bat proved
generally impossible so get experts to
sample anywh»ro else than in the
tunnel.
But open-cut;; have bsen made in
the rich oro exposed in th<i slide and
assfiys undo front sajgplcs taken there
■a from this places.   The  claim  is
uhed via tho U-ilena Mines' wagon-
to the Currie; thence, by wugon-
le Electric Light; theme  by
il to the U.iby  Ruth;  thence
iil one mile   to   destination,
i as tho snow is olF the fout-
* dunged to a good hor«p-
s all the tr-.il is oo  tr.cun-
i-nnd grado the L. Ji   may
be   reached   on   botnebe I:
i may gr.;!;-.
first price put upon the L.  II.
locators, was t*o hundred and
mud dollars      Bat F.:.'!i  ..
-* ho  considered   it,   rap'd y
the ooudution (without  «•?-
aim, however,—a  wonderful
exporting, by the way) that i'
t wotili so  muv'li;  and   «-   th*
WOULD   NOT  TIILN   TAKB   ANY
I claim, fcr some  time theru-
-, remained peaceably though quite
tpentively in their possession.    This
pt ileal   was in  1895,   but shortly
Iter the claim was loeated.
A cross-cut tunnel was theu drivui
Iwut 23 feet into the ledge, or nearly
klf way through it.     In driving ties
panel  a disco vpty of   a -deposit   of
liver ore on the foot-wall, was made,
which ore is unlike any Olhor yet die-
bvered iu this camp, being a eaiubiu -
Jtion ol   arsenic, antimony,   sulphur
pd silver, and almost as  besvj as
liens,    This ore, in its  purest form,
'linearly 2,000  ounces silver  to
>d from  five,   to ten dollars
and there was from two
sof it where  it  wuS cut
ne peculiar   thing   about
iat when a solid chunk of
top of a  red-hot stove
ill burn iii.d thn arsonic
c Bakes  of   pure  silver
time dropping from the
lly there will be  little
o silver.     Tho residue
•so treated assayed 10,-
'er, or was ten times as
vo before roasting, thus
Misting would probubly
'.icap   and    practicable
speak," of  concentre-
\
'discovered in a slide,
g  was  eroded away.
about  20  feet of the
I ledge  was exposed as
d   very   hard.    Samples
•om, entirely aonm the
xposed, gavo tho astonish-
of forty dollars pur ton  in
C wsb on these assays, and
was known  that there  was
■ same ledge, that tho loca-
. heir price of a quarter of
lollars.
W. II. Brandon was up from Slooan
Wednesday.
John WilliamBn.-, of Tacoma was in
town Thursday.
Mr. Paulder Is preparing to movo h'.s
family to Seattle.
(Jims. McLaughlin was down from
Maudon Tlmrsduy.
K. O Nelson was transacting business
iu Denver Wednesday.
Roliert McDonald, of Montreal, was
In Silvuitou Wednesday.
Howard Cameron was spending a few
days in Silverton this week.
M rtin MontU, Slocan, was taking In
Silverton sights Wednesday.
A. P. DookStader, of Cody, was looking tlio town over Wednesday.
John Burns, Jr., of Vancouver, was
registered at the Victoria Monday.
O, \V. Orimmett, of Sandon, spent
'luesday snd Wednesday in Silverton.
A. B, Gray's of Nelson, autograph was
on the Victoria hotel register Thursday.
J. Mcintosh made Ten-Mile a brief
visit Tuesday. He reports that burg
quite lively.
Captain Gore, port captain of the
Columbia and Kootenay steamboats was
in town W^dius'h.y.
A rspresentsUve of the Thompson
Btsttonervcompany, Nelson, was soliciting ordersin town Wednesday.
Pedestrians between this place and
D nvoi report that a wild cat is fre*-
qosmly seen near the obi hog ranch, and
the animal is said to he quite tame.
M. R. W. Ralh'onrne has been placed
in charge of the Queen 8e*S mine at
Three ;Forks, ss superintendent, Cump-
bcll-Johnson having gone to Europe.
J. C Harm is busily engaged in putting up ice for next summer's "use. The
iceOomeS (rum a pond on his ranch,
ami is an excellent quality of the Iro-sea
liquid.
il E Beasley, superintendent of the
me t»4_Ut_wi!lp.iy b:-to  mine,   tb y   ,.  p u   Koot»nay h-.o.efe-se, end Dis-
buve sati factory evidanoa that there (riot Freight Ascot r. W. IVtcrs were
looking the town over li< uday,
A.W. Maxwtllhas accepted a position lis traveling salesman for Main
llros. Bo returned to Sandon Thursday morning, elw having mads a
hmr o! towns along the lake.
Mr. Martin, \\h" bad charge of the
culinary department st tbe Comstock
ii.ii'... left M.tni.i. for Three Forks, bis
1 ...icve, can bemadoto pay with enn- ^kyKUi.. ,.,_„,,._ rtl(.,„U[.H,■.,,,! by his- f*m-
oeutratiou. At any rule wcik will be ,,|y Qo*8«bnitterIs.now hief cook at
resumed on the L. H   In the early the mine.
is a body of gold oro of sufficiently
liilj'i gride to yield a nice profit on
im< !'• it/.''tin:<.
But it. is not now upon bi^;i-girle
me tint they ni duly base the ■• du • of
| their claim.   Theyl*»s~ii  more upon
the fact that vh y p wesson imuii
body   of   low  grade   ore which,   they
Miner, to the position of Provincial
Mine Inspector, Mr. McDonald has
had practical experience in mining in
diilbrent parts of the country, and is
well qtiatiuod to fill the responsible
position to which he litis bsen appointed.
His many friends fur uzhoul the Slocan
will be highly pleased on learning that
Mr. BfnD maid has received thu just
recognition at the hands of the government.
E. Bammelmeyer is ono of the happiest men in Silverton, and he has good
cause for feeling jubilant. Re-timber-
i'llithe 30-foot tunnel has required the
uroiiter portion of the time since work
was inaugurated at the Kmela Edith,
hnt a body of good shipping galena
has been encountered. Not sufficient
work has yei been done to form an estimate as to tho magnitude of the lead,but
entlrUface o( the tunnel Is in ore. Further development will he closely looked
after, and the probabilities sre most
favorable that this property will be. on
tho list ol shippers before many moor.s
roll by.
The funeral of D. Dunn took place at
New Denver last Monday, services being conducted by Rev. Booth, at the
Pre«pyterlan church. The funeral cortege was one of the lamest ever witessed
in tho Slocan, friends of tho deceased
having congregated from all the *ur-
rounding town? to pav the last respect
to one whom all acquaintances held in
high esteem. Among those from Gi!-
v rton who wore in attendance were the
following pioneers: Grant Thorburn,
.lames Bowes, A. It, Finulsnd, Charles
MeNlchols, A. P. M-Donald, Pat Daly
and Mr. Bartlett.
A new industry has boon opened up
in Silverton which promises to bring the
town more promiuontly before tbe public as a manufacturing center. Messrs.
V Daily and J. Libby have formed a copartnership and will manufacture sleighs
unit cutters cf all disci iptions, from the
little hum! sled np to those suitable for
hauling heavy loads of ore. Mr. Daly
luini.-dicB the necessary capital while
Mr. Libby contributes tbe experience.
They will turn out their first product
some time rest week, and both gentlemen express great confidence in the sue-
c-s of :".eir ppw <vr r;"He as they
have oru&rs enough atirad to keep them
Wi rking full time the remainder of the
lesson.
MUST SEEK NEW
Fields,  ami Give tho Legitimate
Prospector Fall Sway.
THE Hmw4mmwmn ^ MORE.
spring, and bifoil- the snows of another winter cover it, enough work
will have b. en done to  make reason
AITFR tup: ENTERPRISE.
It in authentically reported •that a
party ol Bug!lab capitalists, iu company
with special experts, spent several days
!hi.' week at Ten-Mile, making u careful inv. F.iijntion of the Enterprise. The
party in supposed to he same as who
have been reported us having recently
made a deal for the Whitewater, and
have- heen making the inspection at
Ten-Mile with a view of securing the
Silverton   church--Sunday,   January
l6:h.   Divine service will iD- V.) be
lu-M »t:; p. in   when Rev. R.N, Powell j control of the Enterprise.   The latter
hlv sure of wheth. t It is destined  to I *»■ P« sob on "Sin and Its Conquest.'' | l^tty bus been looked upon as one of
*   •       , , „  ,  .« Evmbody Is Invited and will be-"made *e leading mines in the Slocan division,
1 ,*,"tll,!   uititumotJi   mine that   all Sunday school .it 2.:I0 p.  U.  and the recent development work has
its surface showings promise, or
whether the two hundred an I fifty
thousand dollats at first Hhked for it,
were a quarter of a million to> many*.
&L.OCAK OUTPUT.
Wbau an Industry giving employment
to thousands ol men trebtei it" output
iuaslagle jrssrtbeni la rausa f"r r* n-
gmtula<l>-l. This is the rec ird the Slocan mining dlSUlCl pviiits to With pride.
Tho  amounts   run   in1o  tho   millions,
while the profits are distributed among
tho owners and (he  wage-woikers   in  a
most generous proportion in the latler.
For 1806the value of mineral exports
(torn the Bhosn country was $1,110.IK'.;
for 1897 the valuo of such exports was
18,099386, almost three times tin- nun
of the previous year. This output comes
from thirty or more mines, giving employment to several thousand men, The
ores ore handled by n down smelter,
which in turn employ hn.idteds of WSge-
earnors. In fact, it In honest wealth
added to the wot Id's teRourccs, giving
an honiht living lo thousands of honest
men.
Time and time again the Importance
of the mining district at tliiido>r-< of the
Inland Empire has been pointed out. In
some degree the opportunities have been
grasped hy men eager for good invent-
ments, but the field is yet almost S virgin one Improvements in mining have
Keen employed only within a brief Inter*
val.   There has bsen a falling market in
sliver and lead with which to contend,
nnd other conditions have hampered
poor m*U who nra carving out their tor-
tunas and ilrnse of others Under these
conditions, therefore, the record of the
Slocan is one of which any district may
be proud, it will Increase in 1808 over
1897, nnd the end of the century miv
find tho Slocan close  to   the  leaders of
i day
I proved conclusively that sho has never
Charles Butler, who has been Agent L. ovi;1.C8liinut0li M ,0 true V!llue.
Clark'.< assistant al tbs dep it,left Wed
nesilay evening for Sloan, whero he
rem "ins lor a lime. Charlie has foinn d
a strong attachment for Bllvertoo, aud
uyi he will await patiently for business
to pick up so that lei may receive in-
■tractions to return to this point.
Kooteusy, according to N. Macktnnon,
a cattle doil-r,doing an extent ive bu i-
ns« at Calgary, N. W T., nnd now
visiting Montreal, is a very profits! le
market for Albeihv Prom BOO Io i''"1
bead of cuttle Ko Into British Columbia
every week from Alberta, and this
average is for the whole year. Lately,
it has heen risingsteadlly,
With two such properties as the Enterprise and V\ hi'.evatcr, the company
would own two of tbe greatest silver-
lead producers iu BrltUh Columbia.
SPECIMENS OF ORE.
W.S.Clark has taken great interest
in collecting specimens ol ore from the
different mines throughout tho Slocan,
which ho bus neatly nrrainged in lib;
office so as to attract the utton'ion of
those who chance to call. While the
«Iihj>Iiiy is not as largo as Mr, Clark hopes
soon to have it, many compliment :ire
bestowed upon the agent (or the Interest
The View* of an  Old-Time   Prospcetor
on the Frosi>eetl-e  Work  in  the
Slocan for 1808.
It is sofe to say that there will he
more legitimate prospecting and development work dono in the Slocan
Like coontry tho ooraing season than
all work previously done by prospectors in the past six years. Owing to
the failure last season of that class of
prospectors, who should bo more appropriately named land sharks, to
wild-cat or sell claims that had not
enough work done on them to bury an
old hat, and whos-? principal merit lay
in their being in a favorable position
to iuterseot some ledge, many of the
above class—who.have greatly retarded the development of the district
—have gone out of business, and the
legitimate prospector will now have a
chance to get out and go over care -
fully a large numberof claims, which
these "land-grabbers," througt their
being too indolent to do the necessary work required by law and their
inability to palm off on a "sucker
purchaser," have been forced to throw-
up. This wil! open up quite a field
for the genuine prospector, and we
will no doubt, see some of the biggest
strikes made this year in the history
of the country; and capitalists or
raining investors will be able to negotiate and deal with men who know
that a prospect is only a prospect, no
matter how promising it may look,
and are willing to sell it on its merits
as such, and who do not swell around
rattling a two-bit piece oud a poker
.-bo in their pocket, tel'ing of $50,-
000 deals as if tbey were used to
them every dsy.
Men who make mining a business,
have quit chasing moonbeams; pulled
their heads down out of tho clouds,
grit their teeth, and went to work
like men to develop their claims;
make a mine or dig it out.
This camp has been no exception to
almost all new mining camps, wlr'ch
have sprung up in tbe last few years,
sii.ee the railroad has made almost all
the big mineral belts accessable or
easy to get at. As soon as a new
camp is struck, a class of "sharks,"
with tbe cry cf "boom; boom," rush
in, nnd before the honest prospector
has time to look around, they have
staked a!l the surrounding country,
regardless of whether it is mineral or
not; then sit around, talk big and try_
to sell their claims, or wait for some
oneielsoto find ■something on them,
when tbey step in, assert their rights,
and nsk hig prices. Eventually tbey
are forced to dropout, then the country settles down 4\o a butiness bssis
mid the "boom" bursts, and real prosperity begins. Old-Ti..iek.
ho   is   manifesting in   drawing the at-
Ed White and  All Wilds are having  ((,ii(iml of   th()  t^v_i,-- lu.ull(. t0 onr
mines. A cabinet has been promised
Mr. Clark by some ol our local mine-
owners, which will be placed in the
wailing room, when Hie specimens can
he seen to a much better advantage,
We aro also reliably informed that, the
C. P. It. contempblate placing cabinets
rare sport among the finny tribe, nnd
are making their outing season remunerative as well as one of pleasure. They
aro having phi tinmen.,1 luck, having
cuught over 20.) pounds of ralmon during tho week, for which they have lotind
eager purchasers at 15cents per pound
Avhitor to their camp r.poils having ■ in ,),„ Wlli|jlu, uu)lns lU (lie principal
seen the bind quarter of u VOfillou |UlioM along their line, and gather
hanging up, hut the hoys would uot sny jpeoinjefts from all parts of tho Koote-
ii- to how they gained ownership to his
ileeilets.
it is most gratifying to note the feet thel
the people of T.n-Mile find the Stores
of Sil/.erton -ariying goods best suited
to their needs than the stores of any
Other tOWU along the hike Thi<i>;eu-
dencud by the fact that seiireely a day
passes but what H large consignment   of
goods can be seen at the wharf billed
to Ten-Mile people. And ft is alio a
well-known facts that sfl has a greater
p'urehssing power in % Silverton ItOro
than It lias elsewhere In the Slocan
district.
II, T. Cross received n telegram from
Vlcloiia the first of tho week auiioiinc-
ng the appointment of i>. Ch McDonald,
T»IK OltEDIT SYSTEM,
We believe it to bo tho general
opinion'of business men throughout the
Slocan that the present stagnation will
Icing forth good results to the country in general, when tho horizon
nssume3 a brighter hue—which it certainly will in the near future, it has
been the policy of business men to extend liberal credit to the working man
and today, if the averago business
man could collect a fair proportion of
bis bonk accounts, he would find himself with a much larger bank account.
Especially Is this true of hotel keepers, who have been most liberal with
men seeking employment, often carrying them several months, without receiving a dollar, and, in many instances,   these same men   who have
thus been accommodated,   work   until
Juilue Ji'tle, lieutenmit-governor-elect ,„  . .   ,      .,
,,    , ,   , •   ,   ,   ,,. • , thev get money sutheient to take them
of Quebec, made his lait Official appear-   ■"" B " **"     J
auoe on the benoh in Montreal Wednes- elsewhere,   neglecting to even   leave
day, when he   presided  over   the  full   their address. It would be hard to form
bench in the court ot review. As ho [was  ftn esUmato of  tho losses whioh   the
leaving the curl his honor boived to the : bot(,h ,mvi, .-flfe-ad '„ the   past   from
members of tbe bar present and also   ,.    ,       „ ,,... •  „„*,, ,„
this class of customers, but it, is safe to
say that  it would roach way into the
nays and place them where they will
bo viewed by the psssengSIS, The
railroad company should receive the
hearty oo-peration of nil classes who
have tho hist Interests ol tho country at
heart, ns it certainly will prove an
economic*! way ol advertising our resources.
in tho various camps, it will give business men a good opportunity to do
business on a cash basis, which will
benefit the honest customer as well
as the man who lias been carrying the
"dead beats" as the merchant, under
the credit system, must charge a
higher price for goods than they
would if they were selling for cash,
as they must make allowances for bad
debts. In the long run, the man who
pays cash, must bear tbe burden of
those who never do pay. When new
men arrive, it will be much easier to
make the change than under present
circumstances, end god speed ^the -
day when the cash system ia
adopted throughout the Kootenay.
WILL NOT SELL THE LAND.
Two important lines of policy have
been adopted by the department of
tho interior. It has been decided to
sell no land in the Yukon district at
present, but to retain in tho public interest from speculators, in order that
actual settlers or miners may not be
handicapped by finding tracts of
mineral land tied up upon which they
desire to locate. It has also been
decided to ofler timber berths in the
Yukon to public competition to be
sold to the highest bidder. Tenders
have been called for bids for timber
up to January 25th. A large number of applications for*-, berth land
and timber have been received at
the department, and these have
caused Hon. Yr. Sifton to reach
these decisons.
made bis adieu from the judicial arena
in which l,o has moved for nearly twenty
'^unntiontd  tm.no!,   how-   BiiyVr-lead   ores -Spokesman-Huvlt-w.  formerly ptiperiuleudon. of the Catena  ««■
titoubaiids.     With  a   charge of men
ODDS AND ENDS.
The Le Roi directors have declared a
$50,000 dividend. This makes $725,000
paid to date.
A dispatch from Washington intimates
that President McKinley will urge on
congress tbe early payment of the claims
of tho Canadian sealers awarded by the
joint commission.
It is said that a vein of ruby silver
baa been encountered at a depth of
1,000 fee'in the R?co mine. The vein
is two feel iu width, and the ore is worth
from 75 cents to $1 a pound, with silver
at its present quotation-
At a depth of 300 feet, forty-two inches
of ore was encountered in the Charleston mine, near Whitewater, Wednesday,
which carries 700 ounces in silver and
43 per cent lead. The mine is owned by
Winnipeg and Kaslo people.
An electric road will soon be built
from New York to Philadelphia that
will, it is said, enable passengers to
make the journey at tho rate of 200
miles an hour. Tesla says tbe scheme
is feasihie and that the speed can without difficulty be attained, and without
inconvenience to the traveling public.
Some expert declares that a sixty-
tr.inute engagement between two big
fleets of tho modern type would Involve a cost of over £500,000. And this
estimate takes into view only expenditure of ammunition and wear and tear
of guns—leaving out of consideration
damage to and loss of vessels, which
might amount to mil!iotiB  cf dollars.
An exchange contains the following
problematic paragraph which at first
thought mny appear intricate: There
was a man wbo owed another man a
dollar and be had only 75 ceuts.
he
went to a pawnbroker and pawned the
75 cents for 50 cents and and went out.
lie met a friend end sold him tho pawn
ticket, calling for 75 cents, for TO cents.
Thus be had two 50 cent pcices, |1 in
fact, and he went and paid his bill.
Was anybody out and how much?
Near WhUecbnpcl, in ono of the poorest and tbe most squalid districts in
London, is the Hotbchild school, the
largest in tho world, educating 3,500
children, belonging mostly to the poorest fort ign .lews, and having a staff of
100 teachers. It was founded forty-five
years ago by a Hotbchild of that time
atnl has always been presided over by
one of the family, the present Union
Rothchild now performing that office.
Free breakfasts are given each morning
to all the children who which them, no
questions being asked.
Air Tight Heating
STOVES,
Crockery and \ \ I
House Furniture
At J. D. O'NEILL &C0'8,      .
Slocan city, at BOTTOM PRICES,
r J
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TIE   HLfltTOI   ftlWITMIIl
Jams* Chuuos    -
PiBUt-Hea.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1898.
THE OALENA MINES.
The Mining Critic, published at
Vancouver, in its last week's issue
takes exception to a recent article in
the Silvertoxiax on the progress and
future outlook of the Ualena Mines.
It says: "It is abundantly clear that
these last are, ('meaning the underwriters) through the press of the Slocan district, setting to boom the mine
for more than it is worth, in order to
unload ou tbe British public." In this
tbe rfaber manipulator is in error, snd
well does he know tbst there has been
no effort on tbe part of the Slocan
press to create any "boom" whatever.
for the Galena Mines company.
During tbe past season numerous
representatives of newspapers and
piining journals visited tbe workings
of this compsny with a view of a
gratis write-up, but when it came to
an interview with the manager in
charge, they were told that it was
not the desire of tbe company to
make any statements for publication,
and there has been less mention made
pf_tlip (JalenaMines by the newspapers
Of the province than any company
working the same nnmber of men in
the Kootenay district
We know nothing of the company
-Other than their works at tbe mine,
which will prove to any one who desires to investigate, that they have
worked faithfully and systematically
fn developing the property, and have'at
all times had a manager in charge wbo
thoroughly understood mining, and,
there has baen no "dead1* work done
ptherthan was absolutely necessary.
It is abundantly evident that tbe
Mining Critic scribe has some | personal
enmity toward the promoters and is
ever on the alert to publish disparaging reports about a property when he
is entirely ignorant of facts, as he has
never even visited this camp, and no
doubt his personal spleen, mixed with
n little curbstone gossip, is his only
mesns of bis gaining information, but
no remarks of that journal can cause,
tbe mineral to disappear, in the mine,
there is no cause for auy member of the company to lay awake
nights pondering over his investment.
With s little more development, tbe
Gtlens Mines company will have one
of the greatest silver-lead producers
|n British Columbia, if present indications count for aught.
LONDON'S NEXT FIELD
OP INVESTMENT.
The Statist says:   It is obvious that
the public is once more eagerly looking out for a new of investment,   and
there is much to support the view that
(he next great investment will be towards Canada.    Of course interest in
South Africa   has  not ceased, and
capital will be forthcoming as good
enterprises continue to be found.   Of
course, likewise, there will be a free
investment   in   Western    Australia.
And whenever ovorbank ing comes to
nn end, and good season  follow bad,
there will he once more a largo investment in the other Australian colonies.
In India, furthermore, there is a large
field for investment, if it were only
wisely encouraged by the Indian government.    But upon the  whole there
eeems no  scope  for   new enterprise
equal to that offered by Canada    The
population of Canada is now   numerous enough to permit of a large and
long-continued European investment,
provided always it is wisely conducted.
The  Canadian population   is   much
larger then that of Argentina at the
time of the boom that began ten years
ago    It is larger likewise, than the
aggregate population of all the Aug
tralian 'colonics.    And,  furthermore,
tbe Canadian population is prosperous
and intelligent    Beyond  this, it  is
now proved thst Canada has immense
undevejoped   resources, not in gold
only, but in other minerals,  and  she
has a large area of fertile and unset-
fled land.    *   *   It is to be hoped
that investors will exercise greater intelligence and greater caution than
they have hitherto done in most instances.   There is. a fine opportunity
in Canada, but, of course,   there   will
be all sorts of   dishonest promotion,
nnd   unless  judgment   is   exercised
nonoy will be lost on a large scale, as
it has been lost in all former periods of
frep ftyestmenf.
! MINING MEN ON ORGANIZATION'.
i
The mine-ownerr. ihrongboot the
Western states sre endeavoring (to
form an alliance among them-
selves, thereby placing themselves in
better shape to protect their interests
against tbe greed of the smelter
trusts, and now is a most propitious
time for the mine-owners of British
Colombia to fortify themselves, so as
to be able to be in shape to demsnd
thst which they honestly belongs
to them from* the smelter combines—
and ir no other way can this be done
than by forming themselves into one
compact body. There are numerous
other impositions from which the
shippers at present have no redress,
which can be dealt with in mere forci -
ble manner, if there ia a union formed
among the mine-owners.
That the mine-owners of British
Columbia are made to softer hoavy
losses annually by unjust indiscrimination at tbe hands of the smelters of
the United States, as well the manner
in which tbe duty on lead is collected,
no ono will attempt to question,
and this fact alone,should bestir mine-
owners to give snch encouragement to
that will cause new local smelters
to spring up so as to make it
unnecessary to send their ores to 'a
foreign land for treatment, to say
nothing of the many other benefits to
be derived in building up local institutions of this class.
In referring to some of tbe impositions which the mine-owner is now
compelled to submit to, the British
Columbia News quotes J. M Harris,
one of the principal owners of the
Beco mine, as saying:
"Among others matters requiring
adjustment, is the injustice inflicted
upon shipping mines in the matter of
duties charged by the United States
government upon lead ores imported
from British Columbia. The smelter
makes a reduction of 10 per cent upon
all lead received, on account of waste
and shrinkage, so that the shipper
only receives 90 per cent of the lead
in ech consignment, but in spite of
this fact the government charges tbe
full duty on the entire amount In
all tbe published statements snd comparative estimates of tbe past and
present prices of lead which I have
seen, the nc» import duty of 91,50
per hundred has been figured with no
mention of the added loss resulting
from the government's charge for the
full amount So that with lead at
14 it bas been stated that the net re-
tujns wohld be ?2 50. These figures
are misleading as a reduction of 40
cents should first be made from the
quoted price of $4, after which the
tariff of 81.50 reduces the net proceeds to $2.10 per hundred. On shipments of lead ores to Swansea smelters we receive credit tor the full
amount, so that it would seem that
either the Swansea people are genuine
philanthropists, or we are paying too
much tribute to the American smelters. The deduction tcr moisture
supposed to be contained in our ores is
often excessive. These matters might
properly be brought within the province of the Northwest mining association, and if no relief can be had at
this time from tho smelters we should
at least a cure a reduction of the
government tariff so that the payment
of duties will be decreased to correspond with the smelter returns."
Frank A. Wood, superintendent of
the Last Chance, expressed himself to
to the News man as follows:
"The lead trust arbitrarily fixes the
price of lead, and  the only way to
neutralize the effect of their close organization  is to meet   them on  the
same  footing.    Such  a union forces
would be of particular benefit to the
smaller mines, enabling them to  pool
the product of a group of properties,
so that the smelter men   would have
one good big customer to deal with, instead of making their own terms with
a mine shipping only a few cars during the.    Under present  conditions,
complaints are jrequently made of dis
crimination tj-ainst small shippers   in
the matter of smelter charges.    With
an intelligent organization all thesn
kicks could he handled by   the proper
tuthority, putting an end  to rebates,
discounts  and discrimination  of   all
kinds,    Tho silver-lead   ores of  th
Slocan  and Coeur d'Alencs are becoming   more  indispensible   to   the
smelters every year, as   the are always needed for fluxing purposes.   In
former years it was necessary in some
of the big smelters to   melt up  pure
lead bullion in thii process, causing  a
considerable waste and shrinkage. It
is therefore a great advantage to the
smelters to use our silver-lead ores.
A shipper's association might be able
to secure to the producers a portion of
these benefits, which are now monopolized by the smelter companies."
Dorrant was executed on Friday in
San Quenten, Cali., and died declaring that he was innocmt of the crime
for which he was to be banged.
The American Steel and Wire company hasbeen intorporated in Ohicaga
with a capital of .187,500,000. This
is another infant industiy for the
United States' govemment to  nurse.
The recot law passed by the United
States prohibiting the importation of
seal furs it being enforced in a way
that is causing considerable annoyance
to the people of Eastern Canada. If
a seal cap or any other garment < f
sealskin is worn by persons crossing
tbe boundarry line, they are at once
confisticated by government officials
and the wearer thereof is left to the
mercy of the winter's chilly blasts.
Chicago has at hut, and in a characteristically Western manner, solved
the scorcher problem. Hencefoiward
cyclists who ride too rapidly in the
streets cf the city and vicinity are to
be shot Such is the order which has
gone forth to the police. A vision of
a Chicago policeman and his superior
officer rises before us. Enter the
policeman, followed by beatere and
bearers. "Well.whatVthe bag today?'
asked the inspector. "Poor, sir,
poor," says the constable, "only five
scorchers and a brace of coasters. I
missed twice, and three scorchers got
away wounded."
ENGLISH CONDEMNATION
Ol His Excellency Lord Aberdeen for
His National Club Speech.
Tbe following are tbe comments of the
London, Eng., Globe on Lord Aberdeen's
recent speech at the Nations! Club in
Toronto:
"Another nnd very stiikinc lllurtra-
tion or tho incapacity ol Separatist
Viceroys to give effect to Unionist policy
lias just be-in afforded, this time iu Canada. At a banquet given at Toionlo to
Lord Aberdeen, the governor-general
considered it incumbent on him to dis-
conraec Canadian state?men from conceding further fiscal advantages to the I
Mother Country. Ho assuied bis :iu-
dience that Groat Britain would never
reciprocate, and enforced that proposition by reminding them that the present government bas refused to snvo the
West Iudies from ruin by putting a
countervailing duty on bounty-sudsi-
dized sugar imports. We frankly admit
the force of this argument; it cannet be
denied that our scurvy treatment of the
West Indian colonies is eminently calculated t-j set the teeth of Greater Britian on edge, and so delay the realization
federation.   It  in  natural
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I would respectfully invite gentlemen to r.n ssrly ltip,ellcD(j
selections in Kail and Winter wollens.
My prices will be found moderate.   I make It a point to keep them |
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Lord Wolst-ley, in a late speech on
the British soldier's career, denied the
statement that after the soldier's term
is out there is no opening for him.
There were, he said, at the present
moment serving in the army 875 commissioned officers who had risen from
tbe ranks, 950 wrrrant officers, uud
14,497 sergeants, making a total of
over 16,000 men who. at the present
moment were well provided fjr, and
all of whom were eutitbd to pensions.
Besides that, there were ! 2,000 cor-
poralt who also icceiv;rd very fair
pensions. Seven and a quarter per
cent of the whole of the men serving
with the colors were either officers,
warrant officers, or sergeant", and men
drawing good pay.
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Silverton,
of imperial federation, it is nat-miA LuXC VlClV illi'lUK*.
that Lord Aberdeen, being a strong
Separatist by genuine conviction, should
regard imperial unification, whether
political, fiscal, or commercial, with
scant sympathy, nnd we should not have
a word to say against his giving expression to that feeling but for the position
he occupies as the Queen's repro83iita-
tive in North America. He might have
safely left it to Mr. Edward Blake, who
followed him, to make Canadians believe
that they will never get anything out of
the Mother Country, let them do what
tbey may lor the benefit of British
trade. This Irish Separatist took upon
him to assert that Canadian statesmen
bad long ago been given to understand
that in any struggle with the United
States Canada must rely upon her own
aims and stout hetrtl, meaning that she
would get no military lnlp from the
United Kingdom. This amazing assertion was apparently made in Lird Aberdeen's presence, and as he did no
give it contradiction, come of the company assumed, no dotbt, that Mr.
Blake's disclosure was true. I.nd Aberdeen should at once call up.m bis co-
Separatist to state explicitly when and
by whom Canadian Statesman were
given.to understand that, on land, Great
Britain wonld rem.iin a p.tssive  Rpecto-
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There 'is some appropriateness in
the typical Chicago notion to errct a
seven-foot solid geld statue of President McKinley, costing over a million
dollars, at the Paris exhibition. It
is but one step from the great wheel
of the Chicago World's fair to this
golden calf for the Paris show. The
day after the announcement from
America that a golden image of President McKinley is to be erected at the
next Paris exhibition, we learn of a
project to place a statue cf George
Washington in London. Whether its
purpose is bind England and America
[♦closer union,or to let ui know what
a man looks Iflca who Ins been telling
nothing but tho truth all his lif»-, we
are unable to say.—Ex.
Au exchange says: "In a contributed article on British Columbian industries, published in tho Consular
Journal, London, the statement is
made that according to exp ut opinion
there is sufficient pine timber in this
Province to supply tin. world for a
hundred years. There is [always
present,
NOT TOO GOOD MONEY.
There is a shrewd man beie who noes
not talk for publication, but he oti^ht ,to.
"Good money," sijs be, "the woild
does not want loi good money. That
is, money must he kept n convenience,
not a master, and especially must not be
made a Rod among men. There should
never be any sin ill bills, either. Money
should be kept iu a form tb it is costly
to transport, and this is fur two reasons.
A gre.it many people will not trust
banks; they board their 111 tie Sivings;
these should '.«■ jn coin made of hide-
stinctible metals. 0 ie of the eiiiof:c-.t
crimes of demrjneti/.im: silver was the
tuking of their money from the pour.
This hoarded wealth in often a nation's
salvation. When BUmaick fixed the
indemnity which France should pay al
1,000 millions of dollars, be told his emperor that it would utterly crush France, I
and that German Soldiers would have to
1* quartered in Prunes for twenty yesri
to exact the mighty payment. But tbe
government Called upon the people, the
poor people, an 1 they went t'i their
slot-kin;;.-! and bsarth-stones,broUiiht out
their saving", paid tho mighty ex id ion,
and before three years were Glamoring
for a war of revenue and to compel
restitution from the power that bad io
humiliated them.—S.ilt I.nko Tribune.
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NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION,
Know all men by lli<-'*c presents that
the partnership hitherto existing between .1. A. McKinnon and Angus L.
McLean of Silverton, B. 0., and conducted under the name and style of J.
A. McKinnon & Co.. general merchant
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Silverton, B. C, is this day dissolved by
however,   the   danger  that | mutual consent, August L   McLean re-
much of it may be destroyed by fire
and this danger increases just as settlement and development increase.
This forest wealth is worth
many times overall the gold and silver
in Rritish Columbia, and no trouble
shoull bethought too great to protect
it against loss or waste. The Canadian Minister who makes effective
provision for this will deserve well of
the Dominion.
RHYMED PHILOSOPHY.
Reason-
Let Love rule our actions,
And Reason be our guide;
Never use a crowbar,
When the key's outside.
Honesty—
Tho world is what wo make it,
For belter or for worse;
If you can floats company,
Why steal a purse?
!
Lovo-
I.itile words of kindness
boot he u brother's woes'j
Never wound bis feelings
R you can punch bis noso.
— Rcf. re-,
tiling from tbe firm. The business will
be conducted nnder the same nanio and
style by J. A. McKinnon and W.C. McKinnon, who will collect nil bills and
Assume all the obligations held against
raid firm.
Dated  at  Silverton,  I!.  C.   thiB 22.1
day of December, 1897.
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THE BROKEN KEY.
The young and pretty bride felt worsted and out ef sorts. Only s short eight
weeks ago she married her dear Gun,
snd had followed him to his home la
W., and already be had began to neglect
her, to go oat of an evening and to leave
bar alone in tbe big boose. He bad tried
to convince ber that be could not altogether neglect bis former friends and
eompnaioas and that she ought not to
ebjcot to bis meeting them on two evenings every week snd to psss an agreeable boor or two ia their company Over
a friendly game of whist, bat she simply did not comprehend how be could
enjoy himself without her; bow be
oonld ever think of going anywhere
without taking ber along.
"Ob. tbe dreadfol evenings I have to
Spend 1" sbo complained, with tears in
ber eyes. "I am obliged to sit here all
alone because I havi. as yet had no
ebanee to form any acquaintances here.
Naturally I gst homesick. Often I feel
like leaving everything and taking tbe
train borne to my parents."
•Would it not be better, darling, if
you went to bed and tried to sleepT"
"Tbat is Just where tbe trouble is,"
she replied, still in tears. "I am afraid.
Our servant sleeps way op in tbe attio
She would not even hear were anything
to happen to me."
"Why yen foolish child, wast Is there
to be afraid ef? What is going to happen*"'
"Are not tbe papers every day fall of
burglaries and robberies?" she persisted.
"Think of the msny strangers that flock
to a well knows health resort like thia
Nothing Is Impossible nnier snob oir-
oemstanoss "
The husband looked tnoughtfully at
bis sweet bride.
"No, dear; I do not want you to
frighten yourself into Illness. I promise
you herewith of my own free will"—tbe
poor fellow could not help heaving a
sigh as be said this—'' to return promptly
at 11 o'clock whenever I go to meet my
friends. It is impossible for me to withdraw myself from their society altogether, fee they would ridicule and
make fan ef me and oall me heupeoked.
Burglars rarely pat in their appsaranoe
before the hoar of 11, the streets being
fall of life and traffic Gcndby, darliag,
and please do not feel lonesome."
Annie sighed and submitted resignedly to her fate. She read awhile. She
then took up her embroidery, a present
for her mother. She played a game of
solitaire, and finally she paced restlessly
up and down the room. At home there
bad been a large family circle; bonce it
waa vary trying to hsr to be left so much
to bersslf in her new surroundings.
At 10 o'clock even the familiar noises
In the kitchen osased, for tbe servant
had gons np stairs to her attio, and the
poor woman felt tbe old feeling of distress and fright orecp over her. The sitting room was located at the rear of tbe
boose, and there was a hallway between
it and tbs front rooms. She therefore
eould not hear the usual noises. A
deathlike silence, reigned in the room.
Tired and yet exeitea, -_-.« carew herself
on tbe lounge. She sadly reflected why
beerhouses and eard parties had been
called into existence. By and by her
thoughts became more and more confused, and she fell into a sound slumber.
It wss 11:05 o'clock when Qua arrived
breathlessly and posthaste st his house
door and tried to fit bis key into the
lock.
Poor fellow I Had evil spirits conspired to get him into trouble? Click—
the key broke in two, and the bit stuck
fast in the keyhole, handle and barrel
alone remaining in bis hands.
Hs knocked, he called, ho knocked
again and louder—for unfortunately
there was no house bell; all in vain.
"I hardly think my wife has retired as
early as thia," he reflected, "but of
course she ia in tbe Bitting room, and
most likely she cannot hear me." Once
more he knocked, this time very loud.
He called until bis voice was hoarse; no
reply.
To fill his cup of misery to the brim
it commenced to rain, and he was without an umbrella.
"Perhaps Annie ban gone to bed after all," be thought, shivering and dripping wot. "Shall I go to a hotel? No I
What would the people think 1 Tbe only
place that I know of that may still be
open is the railway depot, for there is a
train arriving at midnight"
He went down the street in a pouring
rain and at last found himself in the
Waiting room of the station.
"A glass of beer, sir?" asked an enterprising waiter. Gus shook himself.
He felt chilly. "Punoh," he said, "and
make it hot I" He drank one glass and
then another and still another to while
awsy the time. He was the only person
there. In due time tha last train had
arrived, and he could stay no longer.
They were about to close up.
Iu sheer desperation he looked at his
watch.
It was 1 o'elock when he emerged into
the street, and it had ceased to rain.
The full moon seemed to grin and wink
at him maliciously through the olouds,
as though she meant to say: "See, old
man, it serves you right Why must you
go out to play cards and leave yonr wife
at homo in loneliness?"
Iu spite of the repeated potations be
(till felt chilly. "There is no help for
it but a good run," he said to himself,
starting on  a lively trot through th.
city, first down one street, then up another, through the suburbs, until hs
readied the open country and back again
without stop or test for fear of catching
cold.
The town clock struok the hour of 4.
"ft is still too early to got into the
house," he said. "Tbe front door il
never unlocked before 0 o'olock. Will
they bo able to unlook the door anyway?
A piece of my key stioks in the lock.
The women are imprisoned and cannot
get out But now I oan stand this no
longer. I must have something hot to
drink and sit down somewhere. There
is a train at 4 o'clook." And forthwith
ho once mors wsnded his way to the
tailroad depot.
A snug corner and a cup of hot coffee
tomewhat restored him. But be was
very tired, and pretty soon he was as
sound asleep in bis corner as his wife
had been tbs night before on her lounge.
And how did his wifo fare? She
awoke in the middle of the night with
a start, almost frightened out of her
wits by a horrid dream, in whioh ber
husband had appeared before her,
wounded, bleeding and torn by huge
bloodhounds. Pretty soon, however, she
comprehended tbe situation. Her face
bathed in tears, she paced restlessly up
and down tbe room, wringing her hands
"Oh, the wretch I To stay out all nightl
Just to think of itl Such a man bus the
effrontery to talk to me of love. Not
content to act like a villain, he even
bad to make fun of me last night by
pretending he would henceforth be horns
at 11 o'clock. Who would ever have
thought him so base? They close the
beerhouse after midnight; hence he
cannot pretend to be playing cards there
all night. Heaven only knows where be
is spending tbe night, in whose company he is enjoying himself, while I—
But he'll find that I am not his dupe. 1
shall leave him at once. Thero is a train
at 7 o'olock in the morning which I am
going to taks and go home to my par-
eats."
At t o'olock she culled the serving
maid, whom she sent to tbe garret for a
valise and commenoed to pack. The
maid said nothing, and she was surprised that her master had not risen and
did net help his wife. However, she
made the coffee and went after a cab.
Tbe front door was wide open and a
locksmith busy with tbe big lock when
Annie appeared in the hall. Tha landlady ran to meet her, exclaimipg in a
hurry of excitement: "Did you hoar
about it madam? A thief was here last
night and made an attempt to enter the
house. Some one must have frightened
him off. Hs left a broken key stuck fast
in the lock, and was unable to unlock
the door. I had to eall from the window
until I aroused a neighbor, who ran for
a locksmith. Now I am going to have a
patent lock put on and spoil their littlo
game. But you look very pale, ruy dear
madam. I am sorry to havo frightened
yon with my burglar story. Are you going to take a ride so early thin morn-
ing?"
Annie nodded aid passed on. Sho was
glad that tbe woman had not seen her
valise, which her maid had already put
into the cab.
"What a narrow escape I bad last
nightl How near I oame being robbed—
perhaps worse!" She was now thoroughly angry. So much more roason for
leaving the fellow, no matter what the
consequences I "For the present I iXiall
remain with my paronts." Thus musing, rdie arrived at tho depot.
Before purchasing her ticket sho intended to leave her valine iu tho waiting room. Anulo entered and innde for
an empty tnble, when suddenly she dropped tho valise and almost Rcrcoiucd
aloud. Wasn't thst ber husband, "her"
Qus, sitting thero in" a corner and snoring loud enough to mako everybody in
the room rmilc nt bis n.;sril powers? He
looked tired 'and worn, and ins garm-oio
appeared damp Hew did he get here,
and why waa be in snob a dilapidated
condition? She stood for a moment undecided and unable to take her eyes off
bis drawn, worneut features.
Suddenly the sleeper opened his eyes.
Whatever the outcome, she must avoid
a scene in a publie room. Anything but
that. The waiters had more than once
looked wonderingly at the man who had
drunk three cup. of coffee and then fallen asleep hours ago. Annie tried to appear quits nnoonoaraad and took a seat
beside ber husband. Somehow her anger
had suddenly vanished.
"Oh, darling, what brought me—I
mean rather what brought you—here?"
he asked, astonished at tho unexpected
appearauoe of his wife dressed for a
Journey.
"Never mind, dsar. Don't bother
about that new," she whispered.
"Come, let us ride home, where I will
explain all."
Qus acquiesced in silence. His feet
felt heavy and hardly able to carry his
weight. He was sick. All he could do
was to drag himself to a cab.
And then explanations were in order.
Annie had no reason to doubt her husband's narration of his adventures during tho night, and what the landlady
bad told her about the broken key tended
to corroborate and exonerate him. But
ho could not quite make out from her
ixplonations what had taken her to the
railway station. He was, however, too
ill to ask many questions.
Arrived at home, she simply told the
astonished servant that "they had
changed their mind and would not go
away because her husband, who hod
preceded her to the depot, had been suddenly taken sick," and sent her after a
physician.
Qus was very sick. For two weeks he
could not leave his bed. A complicated
and aggravated attack of influenza was
the result of bis experience during that
ill fated night.
Annie never left his bedside, and now
it was her groat care and tireloss, devoted
nursing that opened his eyes an to the
depth and unselfishness of her great love
for him.
At last Qua got well, and though he
would now and then go to hnve a social
game of whist his wifo never again
doubted him, even if be staid out later
than 11.—From the Uermau.
 . • . - ^ »,
/*u agricultural order of merit is to b»
given annually to oificern and others in tb»
1'reuoh army who possess knowledge of
technical works nuefnl to agriculture.
APPLICATION" FOR CERTIFICATE
Or IMPROVEMENTS.
Silver Cup mineral claim situated in
the Slocan mining division of West
Kootenay district. Where located: On
[east slope of Fennell L'reek (emptying
into Fvmr Mile Creek) about ten miles
east oi Silverton. B. d
Teke notice that I. R. H. H. Alexander, aetinK «" agent lor tbe Comstock
Mines (Ii C). Ltd., bee miner's ex-Mi fi-
cute No (1394S, intend sixty days from
tie dn'e hereof to apply to the mining
reeorder for a certificate of improvements, tor tbe puipnse of obtaining a
crown grant of the abovn claim
And further tnke notice that aetion.
under section 37, must he commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Improvements.
Dated ibis 12th day of O to':*r, 1897.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE.—Sarah B. Mineral claim, situate in the Slocun Mining Division ot
West    Kootenay    District.      Where
located:     On   Mt.   Adams,  2   miles
southwest oi Sandon,  und   adjoining
the Brandon claim.
Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer,
as  agent   for    (ieorge   Sleeman,   free
miner's certificate No, 79131, and James
C. Keleher, free miner's certificate No.
79132, intend sixty days from (Iih 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 sectiou 37,must be
commenced before the issuance of such
certificate of improvements.
Dated this 27th day of November, 1897
R. B. Pai-mi-r, P. L. S.
Ihe True Test.
Bess—You could hardly cail her a social success.
Jess—Why, she seems to have plonty
of admirers.
Bess—Oh, yes, if you look at it thnt
way, hut I don't believe she's on friendly terms with n single man she ever rejected.—Chicago Journal.
The Sanskrit langnago is said to have
tbout 500 root words.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby iriven that sixtv days
nfier date, 1 intend to apply io lira Chief
Commissioner ol Lund nnd Woiks, for
permission lo purchase the following
parcel of "land, siiuateon Clrsulte creek,
n tributary of Four-Mile creek, ia the
81 ooan Division ol West Kootenav dir,-
t'i-t: Cominemini at a port planted
on the wi t side of tirnnito i leek, nhoiii
three-qttnrtttr miles from its mouth mid
about s-'v.'ii Hundred feet west of the
t-TiH-k ; lb 'nee east .'in' ly chains; thence
south eighty cloiins; theme west eighty
chains; thence north eighty chains, to
p..iml of commencement, coi.talnlnjj 640
Dated thhtSttb. day of Od.ii.er. 1897.
l.KHMI Hll Ii.
[7-07 IVr U.K. P.
MINKRAL ACT, IS.-:'-.
(rORM r.)
CKl'TIl'IOATK OF lMI'POVl'.MTNTS
NOTICE-—Galena    Bank,    Mineral]
Claim, si!n.ve !n the Hovau Mining pi- |
vision   of   Wed    Kootenay    lvdnct. j
Whero I'M'iled :—about :', miles   south-:
. n-t of  Silveijoo.   Take notice thai  I.,
A. I'   Finland, free iiilnei'n certificate
No. 8OO70 hs iic.'i.t  tor  I". .1.   Kendall,
lr (• inincr's eertltliWa  So.  7lo~>o, and,
hiVf-elf. I itiMlil. sixty ih< s from the d«te
il Irpiif,  Io applv to th- Ml .hill  R c.ndei
lor n CVrtllh'Hie 'f   l;ii|'i>o.'ini'niN.  for
the pn-i n-e oi oldan in_ a(';o.. n  (mint
id tin. nhiiwe.hiim,
Anl for'hev notice  th it ndion under
s.'ciion o7. must   he commi-nrcd   before,
tiio is-u one   of the Ccitdicite  of   I in- ;
1.I..VI P"Mi  1.
D.i id thl '-' id tiny of November 11*07. i
Application   r.r   1.1.in.>r I.li'fnsv.
Notice is Fief -hy iilvun that thi-tv (311
d-.iYH fr mi d ih< the tin lendimm! will apply to the s Ipondary MugMrmti of
Wot-t Kiot.'ioiy f >r a li.-eirc Io 8' I1
|l -iini'iV'retail ii h'n hotel (Lnhrn'mw
lintel) in the I wn <•! SiUviton. Cutiniv '
ot Kootenay. 11 C . D-i-cnVr II ISO".
L    I. K.xowi.i:.
J»,e  18-11
CERTIFICATE OF.IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE:—Katie D. Mineral claim, situate in the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. Whero
located: On sit. Adams, 2 niilea
southwest of S.uidon, adjoining tho
Brandon claim.
Take notice thai I, Itobeit 1'.. Palmer,
us agent for iieorge Sleeman, free
miner's certificate No. 70131, nnd James
C. Keleher, free miner's certificate No,
70183, Intend nixty dejs (mm tlie date
hereof to apply to tbe Mining Recorder
for a certificate o( Improvements for ibo
pin|oi.i of obtaining it Crown t'.rnnt
of ilu ohove daini. And Itirther ta!;e
notice that action under pection 87,
must he coin mi need before tbe hsuanco
of Mich cert i fn-ate of improvements.
Dared litis -'7;h il iv of November, 1897
R,   K.  P.M.MKU,  P.  I,    S,
CERTIFICATE OF IMPUOVEMENTH
NOTICE— P. -il-y Rnth Mineral Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division ot
VVeft Koolenay District. Where located :—about '•> mllee southeast of Silver-
ton. Take notii'o that I. A. R. Kioc-
bind, tree miner's certificate No,
i-n axxut fiir K .1 lymliiJl, freo hi]
ei'itithatu No 74"o3, utnl myself, 'Irf-
lei'd, sUiy iliiy.s from Ihe date liereof, to
apply to ihe Mining Recorder for a
Ci itith'iite of Improvements, lor the pur-
po-eof obtiiiiiiot! a Crown 11 runt of the
i' I ove claim.
And blither hike notice 111 it fiction,
tin iter si ctioii w7. iiuisl Ii" conoiieiiced
In-ion- the i.s-n.ii.ce ol such Certificate
1m t't-ovi mi tiV.
Dated thin 2nd d.iy ol Noveinhi r, 181)7
APPLICATION   FOR   CERTIFICATE.
OF IMPROVEMENTS
Cmnslock nrni r.il cliiin situated hi
thn SI..can Hitti|'t|l <iiv:.-ii>11 of We,-I
Kooiei.aj di.-tiicl. WliHro located : Oi>
ci-tsl. p.* of Fennt-ll Creel. ■ n p'vini
into Four Mllv Creek), tibont ten inllti
euel of silv> it. n. II. I'
'fatal in lice ll.m I U. II II. Alex
uiiil.-r, hi-iiiih' us iia-t.t for the «'on stink
Mine- (':'.. C ) l.'d i free ii.hu-r's c. riilh
eiitv Nn. UMPli), intend 00 liiiys from Hit.
dute hereof In ripply Io the mining re-
colder lot n ceitiilc.te of improvements
for Hie purpose of o'ltuiiiii^ a iToWl
gnttll of tho a hove claim.
And further lake notice Hint notion
iin'er nm'tlnn 87, in isl l.e coinni "i c*il
O'fo'i' the Issuance o| h eh i'citilVutti_ii
bum ■neon-ills.
D.iin'il.i- l-.'tli ihiyof 0.-I !n r, 18»£ ■J
R
ft*
m
\U   ,,     I, " ,.   "    —	
McKinnon &Co
PRESIDENT CORBIN TALKS.
DEALERS IN
Opposes an Export Duty on Ores-Has
Great Faith in Boundary Mines.
•*• Miners' Sinolie^ 4-
GENTS'   ..FURNISHINGS
A visit to our Store will convince you that our Prices and Quality
of Goods are Unexcelled. Once a Purchaser you will he our Customer, as
we aim to Please Regardless of Consequences. Small Profits an j Quick
Returns is Our Motto. Call in and we will always be Pleased to Show
you our Stock.
Silverton.
b. e,
D. C. Corbin, president of the Nelson
& Fort Sheppard Railway, was a visitor
to Nelson last week, says tbe Miner.   In
speaking of the project to build to the
Boundary country he said that he in-
tendodjto apply for  a  charter for that
purpose and would build just as soon ae
conditions justified it.   At present there
is not a sufficient business to justify tbe
expense, but as there are  tunny   One
mires in that distiict tho probabilities
Hre that a road could do a good business*
there within the next two years.    The
route will not be all Canadian  hut will
extend from Northport over the easiest
grades on both sides of  tbe line.   Mr.
Corbin Bays that he does not care where
be hauls ore.    He would a* readily take
oro from the Colville country and bring
it into British Columbia for smelting il
there was an equal amount of monev in
it for him.   If anybody wants to build a
timelier alone the line of the proposed
road or within a mile of it, be will haul
as cheaply to it as to Northport.
He thinks the idea of an export duty
on ore is absurd and would have a
tendency to keep capital out of tbe country. It la a matter that will eventually
right itself. Kootenay people should
throw nothing in the way of the development of low grade mine?. They
sboula look to building of the Crow's
few months more Eastern capital has
come this way and found investments
than for any like period for some time.
Confidence is gradually being restored
and capital is once more turning toward
the hills,—Minneapolis Tribune
aw*-*-*****
SILVERTON ___________
—DRUG STORE.
 COD LIVER OIL  EMULSIONS	
QUINCE   COUGH CURB
perfdmes the best.   \   0  *   drugs uft statioxery.
Trail blazer cigars.
.ES.   ©„   2ixEatIb_eso-CL,   prop.
BIG LUMBER RAFT?.
A venturesome experiment ia about
b'.dng made hy a lumbering corporation
on the Pacific const in  the  rafting ol
lumber on tbe ocean from  the Willamette river in Oregon to Sin Francisco.
It is proposed to transport 5,000,000 feet
of lumber in a single rait towed by a
steamer.   Tbe floor ol tho huse structure is 53 feet long hy 390 feet wido. The
mii'-s of lumber  will be 21  feet high,
held together by a forest of  long iron
boltu disposed about 12 feel apart. When
completed, two-thirds .of   its bulk will
be below the water line, above which its
top will rise only eeven feet.   The principle of the whalebiick steamers on the
lakes I?  followed,   which   allows   any
travel which may he encountered   to
sweep over tho raft, instead of pounding
against it.    A steel rahle having the
strength of a 14-inch hawser is passed
longitudinally    around  the   mass,   to
which tbe lowline is attached.   Tho enterprise is in charge of  John ruulsen,
who U said to have bad largo experience
in rafting timber on the great lakes, and
on the Baltic before coining to America,
According to the Otegonian, be proposes
to patent his plan. D.iuhtlcss if Btii'crsa-
t will wurk a revolution in  the  lum
Addition wm^«««l^-Jo
°"r <fr°m8lfe   oar ol^*lo«?
SSTSUt-^SS one  o* oan-
meet Gofds.
wi-r AR1S AGENTS FOR
TflFlMKOT EM «X Ore Sacks and Twine.
T IF mmm wVtt mm CO. tartar, Capsm Fuse,
GO.T. SLATER aOXS. Boots and Shoos.
IMI'lIlIALOILCOmKY.   (tolOil.
«HGE.  Mascot and Viidiu»f Japan l«as.
MB WITS, Mow* and Cairo Coffees, and the
Si AXWAKD SILVER CO.   All kinds of Silver floods.
When you want either Goods or
prices let us know as we  are   the
r
should lootc to Duiiumg ui inn vraw- - i hi!	
Nest road eo that cheap fuel, etc., will her business on the coast, where ccean
ni'i-e smelting in British Columbia as i rafting haa hitherto been coiillncd to
cheap as il is on the other side. When, logs and spars, and these in '--mailer
t this conditicn has been established j masses. Cat the novelty would ap-
I smelters will in tbe natural course of {pear to be Simply in the iintneu-
events be built in British Columbia, lie laity of Mr. Paulsen's raft and it Is
looks forward to tho day, end confideut- j difficult to discern any other .feature
ly believes that it is not far distant, when i w herein it differs enough from methods
10,003 men will be employed under- j loot; used by Michigan and Wisconsin
ground in that strip of   territory  Ijlns .lumbermen to entitle him to a patent.
between   Nelson    aid    the   boundary, j 	
When this number is employed be will I BEAH5H TO DEATH.
not CLre to haul ore but will bo well sat-| Word bis ben received here that an
ifified to haul supplies, etc It is a con-1 old man t.amed Smyth, who owned n
dition that can be accomplished and j small ranch near G.irnctt's ranch below
will ;voon be realized ly the people j the springs, waH brutally murdered a
working to that end. For general :pros- ': few d.iys ago, aavs the Warduer Inter-
pt rity, the people of Kootenay should ! national. It sterns that be wsb
piu their faith to low grade properties, [riding in bis sleigh whan three mm in-
  sisted that be should carry them.   He
OUTLOOK  BRIGHT. rofuse.l and they assaulted tiitn, beating
r, .      • i  ..   , . ,. him in a most feroe'en-) and inhuman
Il is said that never have the pros- . ....
^^■'^^^^^^^^Rl manner,gouging out   one  eye, kicking
end otlieiwUu  muitihtting
,  assailants made their
 ,^       W__i 1.1 _i i_ u  -.        .• escape and the old man was  found, but
auspices.    English investors have learnt i        ' ,,,    , ,.
,   ,        a, ... .nothing could tie done to save bun, and
to feel  confidence in the country  and ^^^^^^mmm*wm^m^^^WmWm
people
THAT CAN FILL AN ORDER
Wbeif called upon, Laving ike roost eoaplete stock on Kbcu Lake.
WM. HUNTER & CO.
\AVIC\TI0X AXD TRAD1SG COMPANY
T'.vo large provincial claims are now i
before the federal government. One Is]
from Nova Scotia for tooo.OOJ Io reimburse the province for the subsidy paid
for the eastern extension of the brunch
of the I. C. K., wbiih was refused by
rjir Charles Tapper, as minister of railways, in 1803. The other claim iB from
I'rince Edward Island.
- LIMITED-
pects seemed brighter in the interests of .,   •""■* • »'"*»*"«
. .     .   t. -.- wi i     ui _ his nose iff,  cm
rairnnr; in B'i'.ish Columbia, nor has nnv !, .   ,    ,      ' _,
, . .,    Ins body,    llu
year opened up under  more favorable .....
For t*i-e
Silvertonian.
$2  per year.
while it U necessary to advise the in- I
i he died i.fter lingering two days In wreat
cautious to bewaro of the nnstrvpulous
devices of pre
cious risking
agony.
.__,_„„.   The Mounted Polios Were not!
"" — " ~" ""7  Z~Z'r~: .   ,.    fled and a vigorous search was instituted,
omoters and of the lntndi-  -,     .       •,__.        i •    i i
,       ... , -      ,     ! Monday rngut word was received heie
...„_....  of capital in senii-lraudu- j .,   . ., ,.       ,
,",.'■ ,   ,      that three parties who answer
lent undertakings, a great inanv of the ..       .    ,   . ,
,.,       , .     .   - ,     i cnption had ^^^^^^
companies teceutly Jix.t- d in   London,.. . ,   . ,.
:.. ,i « there existed Ii
APPLICATION   FOB  CERTIFICATE
OF IMPROVEMENT.
Silver Chief mineral claim situated in
the Slocan mining division of West
Kootenay district. Where located: On
esst slope of Fennell Creek (emptying
Into Four Mile Creek), about ten miles
east of Silverton, B.C.
Take notice that I, R. II. H. Alexander, acting as agent for tho Comstock
Mines (B. C ), Ltd.. free miner's certificate No. 63948, 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.
Apd farther take 00111% that action,
nnder section 37, mu«t be commenced
before the issuance of tuch certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 12th day of October, 1897.
olfidlfl
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. ft. Alexander, acting as agent for Ihe Comstock
Mines (B. C, ) Ltd., free miner'* certifi-
este No. 63948, intend 60 days from the
date herpof 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 hike notice that action,
muter section 37, must be comnvM 1 ■■• I
before tbe issuance oi such certificate of
Improvement*.
Dated this 12th day of October, 1897.
to acquire mining property in the province are reasonably trustworthy. The
Yukon excit -merit, a1 though ve y likely
to end disastrously to the mi.ny who
have foolishly been carried away with
the idea of the facilities offered of rapid
fortune -making in that inhospitable region, will at least to a certain degree exercise a beneficial influence in drawing
greater attention to our own valuable
mineral fields. Furthermore, the assurance of tbe completion ere tbe close of
the year of tha Crow's Nest Puss Railway, whereby the cost of melting and
transportation of ore in Kootenay Will
ba muterally reduced; tbe development
of the illimitable coal measures existing
at the Pass:  the probability of railroad
^^^^^^^^ the d?3-
b-jcn   ciptured   and that
ittle doubt but thut they
were tbe right men.
A NEW METAL.
It is sai-l that Thomas A. Edison has
accidentally discovered what In believes
to he a new metal whi'-h will do away
with tbe slow and costly process of
making malleable iron. Exhaustive experiments will be made nnd il thry are
pucceaeful it is promised full details will
be given to the public. Ii is claimed
that after a lot of iron bad been run
through a magnetic ore fceparatiug mill
"pigs" were taken frntn the blust furnace as usual to   be cooled and broken
A SanEraiicL-eo dispatch of the iltb
inst., says: One of the lurgcet contract? for mining machinery ever ttiiidc
was signed in this city today by Thomas
Klein, on behalf of the Alaska Treud-
Well group of mines, and by W J.
Chalmers, president of Frsser & Chalmers, of Chicago. Iu round numbers
the amount was $400,000. Ihe contract
calls for ("20 Co-liss compound er.tiues,
crosiers, etc. Eight months will be re-
ipiircd for the building, trantportstiofl
aiol erection of UlS mill. When the 520
strums are in o.>erati >u the Al.i8-.i-
tread well company will have 880 stamps
on its vi in, the largest on a single ledge
in the wi li'h
A bill hit been framed compelling
the locator of a mineral claim to \ ay
sJ/iO at the expiration of thne months
for each claim, in the United States.
Such a law would diive a large .majority of the prospectors to other
fivlds, end there can be but little doubt
but whatlh'! measure will beftOOM 0
law, as it seems the policy of that
country is to pr.'ss dowu tho poorer
classes.
Strs. "International," and   "Alberts
on Kootenay Lake and River.
Five-Mile Point rorrectlcn wi'h «l
passenger traius of N. A F. 8. R. R. to
and from Noithpoit. Rossland and
Spokane. Tickets aud baggage checked
to all U. S. points.
heave KiikIo for Nelson and wsy
points, daily, except Sunday, 6:45 a. nt.
Arrive Noithpoit, 12 15 p. ni.: Rowland,
3:40 p. m ■; Spokane, 0 p. in.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way
(•(■iiits daily, except Sunday, 4-.36 p. m.
Leave Spokane, 8 a. m.; Rossland, 10.30
a in.; Northport, 1:50 p. m.
Nl.W M-RVICE OS SnoTXXAY "AKK.
Leave Nelson f..r Kaslo, sto., Tues.,
Wed .Thiir.. Fri ,Sat., 8:30 a. m.: ar-
rlve Kaslo, 12 ;,0p m.
Leave K«slo (or Nelson, etc., Von.,
Tues.. Wed., Thurs., Fri., 4 p. ui.; arrive Nelson, .--p. in.
llOSSr.K'K    IERKV    ASI>   KOOTZXAY  HIVES
suunci.
Leave Kaslo Sutuiday 4 p. m.; arrive
>'■■in d.iry mi'lnii'ht; arrive Bonnet's
Terry Sunday 10:30a. m.
Leave Bonner's Kerry Snndaj 1 p.m.;
nrrive Boundary Sunday 5 p.m., sr-
rlv« K.i-lo Sunday 10 a. ni.
Close connection st limner's Feiry
with trains 1 ast-bound, leaving Bpo«
kaue7:40a. m., and west-boubd aiiiv-
ill,-* ' p ikaiie 7 p. in.
O. Al EX AN DEI! ,< Jen era! M„»sg. t>.
Kaslo, B. C.October 1, 1897.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE:-Hilltop Fractional   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.
'fake notice tbat I, Robert E. Palmer,
■t-i agent  for   George   Sleeman,    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 Io the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of improvements for the
purpoee.of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.   And further take notice that action under section 37 most be
commenced before tbe issuance of such
certificate of improvements.
Dated this 27th day of November, 1897
R. E. 1'almeb, P. L. 8.
up.   The lot in question   proved nfr.ic
tory, for the pigs resisted  nil efforts  of
■*• ~T". "~^'„,i,     . ",_r ,•   . 1 the men  with   leivv   ak-dges to brei-k
communicaticnfacihl.es heingsur pled ;thcm      Thelactwag   Hublllil„(J   to
to and opening up thereby the S"^* j chemiet.s and tt.c theory wub formed that
coi.per.gohl district of Boundary creek,: (h(>re _... fiom(? ^^ QnkuMIB „,„,.
are Among tho factors that will cor.trt- -t ^ mthBir0;) _„.,, ,_„ ,„_, u b„.
but to tho increased prosperity of the )i(,vcd |0 b, . MW mcta,
New Year .—Mining Record. «
Silverton NewsOo.
— DEALBR8 IN—
SYuits and Coiileftioiicry, TobaetM,
CM A US, ETC.
All the Latest Periodicals, Including tbe
Leading Daily Papers ul.11   .»' >., I.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE.—Batiy Ruth Mineral Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division 0
West Kootenay District. Where looted :—about 3 miles soul heast of Silver-
ton. Take notice that I, A. R. Finn-
land, free miner's certificate No. 80070.
re a.ent for E .1. 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 Imirrovements, ior tbe purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of November, 1897
^^^^^^^^^^^^^       "What is Canada?" asks the B.istcn
TIN MINE SWINDLE. | Transcript, somewhat after tbe manner
Probably one of the greatest steals on,"" scoffing Pilate to Christ in the Prerecord in tho mining history of the tortem nt Jerusnlbm; "What is truth?"
Black Hills is that of the Harvey Peak. The Trsnscirpt then go. s on to tell
Tin Minim: mid Manufacturing company, j what it thinks Canada h. Tho Boston
For an investment of some two and one-' l'«Ppr believes that the "ono thing that
half millions of dollars which were fur- I endancers tho relations Ul\m,n the
niched by English capital Us, thero w- United States and Great Dritalnls the
mains to: how for tbe investment only | maiulcn.inco by tho latter power of a
Krme out-of-date machinery, several', political aud military dependency on the
Itrgs bniidion «nd some bind. A few! American border." Ergo, the Trans-
•rs ago tin bearing ore wns discovered | eript would have Canada shorn of politi-
cHarveyTeAk. Somo cf the mostjcal lights and deprived of military
, .aential business men in the bills, to-1 power. We thought a diet of baked
getber with capitalists from New York, I beans would superinduce more iioub.
p. itted a scheme which was worked, j Heaven help the nation that attempts to
which sunk thousand* of English money I "hear Canada of the one or deprive her
and gave Ihe Black Hills country a ten- of tho other. Tho Americans have
"" "   ■' tried it and were glad to quit; Canada is
infinitely more Canadian now tlnin she
wis then, and there will bo overtimo for
tho undertakers when the next muddling
with Canada takes place.—Victoria
Times.
I'l.inU BooVs, Receipt BookB, Stationery.
Supscriptions received for all maga-
gincs.   Courteous   treatment.
BILVEBT0H,
B.
Kaslo & Slocan
Railway.
TIME CARD NO. 1.
Subject   to   change   without ntiee.
Trains run on l'mific Siai.dard time.
001X0 WEST. DAUY. OOIKO KAIT
8:(W a. in. Lrave Koslo Arrive3:30p.m.
8::.H " " South Fork   "   8:15 "
»:38' " "    Sproule's     "   2:15 "
9.51 " •' Whitewater "   2;00 "
10*08 " "   Bear Lake  "    1:48 "
10:18 " "   McUuigun   "   1:33 "
10*88 " "   Junction    "   M2 "
10:50 " Ar. Sandon UaveLOO "
CODY LINK.
11 00a.m. Lv* .Sandon.. Ar. 11:45 a.m.
1120  "   Ar....Cody...Lve. 11:26   "
l'or rates and information apply atihs
ootnpany'a ottices.
ROBERT IRVING.
(fen. Freight snd Pass. Agent.
GEO. B, COl'F.LAND, Superlntenden
MINERAL ACT, 18J3.
(fOHM   F.)
CEBTIFIOATB OF IMPR0VEMEKT6
MINERAL ACT.
(roitM *T.)
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
Notice.—"Robin"     mineral    claim;
situate in the Slocan Mining Division '
of   West  Kootenay  District.      Where
located:   Four-Mile creek, Slocan Lake.
Take nofce that I, II, B. Alexander,
free miner's certificate No. 77602 as
agent for F. W. Godsnl, freo miner's
certificate No. 78887, Intend sixty davs
from date hereof, to apnlv to the Gold
Commissioner for a. certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
Aud further, take notice, That adverse claims must be sent to tbe Gold
Commissioner and action commenced
before the Issuance of such certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 28tji day of October, 1807
80 17,
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE,-Sarah B. Mineral claim situate in the Slocan Mining Divislc 1 ol
West Kootenay District. "A here
located: On Alt. Adams, 2 niles
southwest of Sandon, and adj> initig
th<' Brandon cliim.
Tako n ittee that I. Bo! ert E. P Li 0 ■,
as agent for Georue Slten.an, free
miner's certificate No. 70131, and JsmeS
0. Keleher, free miner's certificate No.
70132, Intend fixty days from the date
hereof to apply 10 the Mining Recorder
for a certificate ol Improvements for the
purpose of ohtuiniugn Crown Grant ot
the above claim. And further tako notice that action nnder section 37.must be
commenced before thn Issuance of snch
I certificate of Improvements,
Dated this '-'7ih day of November, 1897
R. E. P.W.MMI, I*. L. S.
years' setback. A larue mill was first
built, then tilled with expensive machinery for tho purpose of mining lin. It
was commonly said that thero was
enough tin in the mine to "roof the
whole vault of heaven." Bit one run
was made by ihe mill, when it was
closed down. Euougb tin was milled to
rope in the buyers, and tho transaction
was made. Tho mine has been shut
down ever since. There woi an attempt
mid" U) reorganize the compsny an 1 bs«
gin operalions'.again.hut the general opinion is that   the den I ban fallen through
NOTICE-Galena Bank, Mineral
Claim, aitua'e In theSlocso Mining Di-
vi-ion of West Kootenay District,
Where located :—about 3'miles Hotith-
1 act of Silverton. Takenotieo that I,
A. It. Finland, free miner's certificate
No. 80070 as agent for E, J, Kendall,
tree miner's certificate No. 74553, and
myself, Intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to Apply to llu* Kilning Recorder
for a Certificate of  Improvements; lor
thopurposoof obtainingaCrown Grant
of the show claim,
And further notice that action under
section 37, must be commenced before
the issuance of the Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of November, 1K!>7.
Representatives of a Canadian and
American company who visited Labrador, for the purpose of erecting sawmills there, report that that country
contains deposit! of gold of great rich*
bSSS, snd Is destined to become a great
mining country.   There exisits strong
iuii !-•  mm  »_-».«.-...— •■•■../ -----  1 evidence erjuullo'l only hy the deposits
There was a time when  Eastern capital, „r (i1(, Klondyke.    In fact, it is asserted
*-      ' '•'  '■" "•"■■"   lh ! that the deposit* in Labrador are on  the
Canadian Pacific
riilway m?m
Soo Pacific Line
C3rTllHOUr!II  TICKETS *»UO»|'.SlLVIH-
TOK  TO AM. POINTS IN   GAJtADA  AND
the United States and   EtJitori.
i:e only Line
Belling through tickets to V»n-
eouver, Seutlle, Victoria, St,
•_ [Paul, Chicago. Toronto, Mont'
real, and all Pointt East snd
West.   Through
onrisi. cars
wm anxiuu* to make InvHiitinents ih
Black Hills tniuin^ property, when almost any amount of money could be
obtained simply upon a fair representation of the resources of thefntne. Since
this Harvey Peak swindle, however,
tho Eiitern men have withdrawn their
money,and asa conseqaeuc* man; vain.
able claims have remained undeveloped.
Tlio Black Ii 1IIv U just emerging from
I Ihe ihamc of this deal
sumo range as those of the Klondyke.
Preliminary arrangements for nold-
seeking expeditions, which aro to start
iu the spring, have already been made.
TheC. P.  R.  land department Hales
show an enormous increase for 1M7 over
I lie preceding   year   nil   (olioWS!    1800.
88,00;) Mrei for $307,000; 1807, 200,000
D iriogtho past  acre? for ffi'iO.ODO.
CERTIFICATE OF tMPROVEMEUTB
NOTICE:—KatieD. Mineral claim, situate in the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. Where
located: On Mt. Adams, 2 mile*
soiithweRt. of Sandon, adjoining   the
Brandon claim.
Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer,
as agent for George Sleeman, freo
ininer's certificate No. 70181, and James
C, Keleher, free miner's certificate No,
79132, intend nixty days from tbe date
hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
lor a certificate of improvement!) for th?
purpose of obtaining a Crown (irant
of tho above claim. Ami lurtber take
notice that action nnder section ;t7,
urn-1 be Commenced before the issuance
of aiich certificate of imiirovcinnnts.
Dated this 27th day of November, 1807
R. E. I'aiaibu, P. L. S.
Every day. Magnificent Bleeping and Dining Curs on all
Trains.
Baggage
Cdocked through to destination.
Daily Service 	
From 8llvorton. For full information us to rates, msps. ets
cull on or mid res,
W. S. CLARK, Agent,
SILVERTON, B.C.
 OB TO———
H. M. MacQREGOR, Trav. Pass Agt.'.
NELPON, B. C
GEO. M'L. BROWN,
DwTutciv.PAssttMnnR ItmXi,

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