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 -*-l> ���������   ������-  VOL. 1.    NO. J.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1897.  PRICE FIYE CENTS.  1  PERILS OF MINING IH THE LOFTY  PEAKS OF THE SLOCAN.  Review   of the   Extensive   Development  in the Reco--Plans of the  "Company.  Without having tried .mountain  ������������������ /climbing in'the environment of Sanden,  one can have but the foggiest notion  of the sharp surrounding altitudes and  the dangers and discouragement ever  present in the mining problems of the  Slocan.-, This fact was forcibly impressed upon the Spokesman-Review correspondent by a mounted junket taken  .at the invitation of Johnny and Fred  Kelly. A more favorable opportunity  for meeting the Reco mine could nut  have been had, since both gentlemen  hud just returned to camp 'after-pro-  longgd "visits abroad, and were bent on  ��������� going through the entire workings  for  ,  ���������' the satisfaction of their own curiosity,  the one being president and the other  ���������^3-    secretary and   treasurer, of  the  "company.  "���������Not the least interesting features of  ��������� the trip were the huge Calgary horses  put under saddle for the convenience  of the guests in the expedition.   These  -    jet black leviathans of horse fUsh, perfect pictures in silhouette of  strength  and beauty, are Mr.   Harris'   especial  equine pets.   They were imported, at  great expenje for the purpose   of  raw-  hiding ore'down from the mine in   the  winter' a venture that did violence   to  a long cherished idea of  the   Slocan,  that small,   tenacious   animals,   more  especially the Sonoro mules,   were the  safest for thi* perilous t service.     Tho  camp snook its   head   commiseratcly  when these massive horses, with   their  bulging, intelligent eyes, small, sharp  ears, long manes and t..ils and   shaggy  fetlocks, put in an apperance.    It wns  the common verdict that they could not  keep to the rawhide trail, which in so  many places   skirted, precipices   and  spanned   snowslides,    and   that  they  would soon perish in some tragic   mishap or be withdrawn as   totallv   unfit  for this daring made of transportation.  Mr. Harris had a different theory. He  believed that blood . would   tell   on   a  mountain trail as well   as   any   other  place a beast of burden could get  foothold.    -He   has   proved   thaf blooded  draft horses, in   whom   are   combined  gentleness, intelligence   and   strength,  are by long odds   the   safest,   swiftest  and most economical rawinders, for his  "black cavalry" are now the champions  of the Slocan tra*"K   Though  bred ou  the plains, they intuitively understood  how narrow was the   margin  of  their  right of way on these   slippery   toboggan slides,   and   behaved   -hemselves  with the precision of   automatic   machinery all.winter.  Their  superiority was   readily   ob-  - served by comparison, as the cavalcade  ���������comprised two trained mountain horses  of slender bones.   The big blacks, deep  chested and long gaited, forged steadily  ahead over the four miles   toward   the  ���������sky line   without   a  gasp,  while   the  other animals fell short of  wind  and  labored themselves into a   lather,   the  one bearing Air. Kelly falling from the  trail wi<-h him once and nearly breaking his leg.  CK THE KECO TRAIL.  The Reco. trail, which we traversed,  ivas cut at a cost of $500 a mile. It  ,s\vingeB east from SandonJ rising an average ot 1,000 feet to the mile for a  ���������distance of four miles, when it fairly  ���������strikes the level of the mining trails  At the higher altitude ofthe great Slocan  lead and silver' belt. It crosses the  ct.rjssed courses of winter avalanches,  the two most noted of which are the  Big and Noble Five slides. At almost  - ap.'i^point for at least three miles of  the route snowslides are likely to occur  during  four   or   five   months   of  the  the mine on the mountain brow above.  This tram has a transportation capacity of 250 tons a day.  1 A PERILOUS RIDE. '    '  As wo ascended the mountain face to  the east and turned back on another  switch commanding a view of the  depths of the gulch, the party paused  to take in the spectacle of an adventurer gliding along in a Bucket across  this 900rfoot span, the bottom of which  is 400 feet. His was not a position in  which sigl t socking could be indulged.  His body lay"tightly packed in the  swaying vessel, with legs dangling over  in front, while his vision .was intently  fastened on the astronomical mysteries.  At th's height timber began to get  sparse, and the slender trees, scorched  by fires and still standing, were bleached by the storm,blasts. When the Reco  camp, perched on the bro*v of the  mountain, was reached, the panorama  oiUhe south fork of Carpenter creek  and its tributaries was completely revealed. Directly below, 3000 feet, seemingly within the cast of a atone, was  Cody, at tbe, junction of Cody creek  and tho southMprk, the one tneeabJo  in lhe silver linYsthrotigh a solid green  ground from the-share granite mountains, nt the south, the other frouv> the  year, owing to the abruptness of the  mountain angles. No winter pusses  without leaving its record of tragedies  in this neigborhood.' Late as the sum-,  me'r season, there remain in the Noble  Five gulch great packs of snow and  debris, under which the water has' cut  cavernous channels. A fe'w hundred  yards beyond, the trail zig-zags under  the Noble Five tramway, now in operation, and for the remainder of the dis-,  tance to the brow of the Reco elbow  of the mountain range it runs in long  nnd steep switchback courses. It  -would tingle the nerves of an equilibrist to try to picture to himself a plunge  down these harrow oblique passages in  the winter, seated on a wobbling raw  ; hide pack of ore, with nearly a ton -' of  horseflesh ahead in traces, hustling, to  keep his heels out of the way ; crystallized spray dashing into his . face and  at times having between his flimsy  perch and a fall of hundreds of feet  oulj a few inches of packed snow.  ��������� The stilted tramway for 6,C00 feet occupies the centre of a swathe from the  cupies the centre of the -swathe from  the Noble Five concentrator at Cody to  east. Sweeping westward in emerald  waves, wrinkled with ages' of snow-  slide crevasses, and punctuated irregularly with sharp dolomitic peaks, the  whole above timber liue.ran the jutting  range which divid s the south fork  from Four Mile creek. Still higher and  to the south rose the main range needless that mark the locality of the great  Kokanee glacier, and the headwaters of  half a dozen streams that pour into the  Kootenay, and Slocan lakes. Save from  the deep" crevassas and unsunned north  angles, the snow had disappeared'. In  the foreground near the summit of the  shale mountain at the mouth of' Cody  creek, was the camp ofthe Freddie Lee  so dear to tho-mcmoiy of Jim ' Wardner, which was the first of the Slocan  mines to ship or*' to the outer world.  On the face of the mountain comb to  tho south, above the headwaters of Sandon fork, 'was plainly visible tho mouth  of the Ivanhoe tunnel and th'e camp  building chained to the precipice. (Farther to the south could ,be seen tlie  Idaho and Alma,- the pending sale of  which is said to have got Charley Callahan into such a stew of trouble that  he is reported, as a . consequence, to  have lost the management of the Ga.  lenafarm.'  I'eoping out from a kink in the depths  of the south fork gulch below was Sandon . Only a short distance up on the  hillside curled the smoke of the Wonderful camp, and nearer loomed up tho  mill and works of the Slocan Star. All  this for the south side view.  VIEW TO THE NOltTH.  Turning north, were the buildings of  the Noble Five, Dead Man, American  Bov, Ajax, Last Chance and Madison,  all clinging to the mountain sides like  Swiss chalets, and connected by a labyrinth of trails. Under the very brow of  the pass to MeGuigan's basin, in which  lie the Payne, Washington, Rambler-  Cariboo, Ruby Silver, and other producers, was the domicile of the Robert  E. Lee, the approach to which is made  secure with a rope guide. To the east,  only a few hundred j ards, was the Blue  Bird slide.  It is safe to say that in no other place  on the American continent have prospectors and miners so conspicuouslj  displayed heroism in contending with  nature and the elements, for the sense  of insecurity is everywhere. And unlike most mining regions the resources  of this have been largely developed by  the men who discovered it, from the  profits that began with grass root production.  The mineral belt of which this is the  centre, Mr. Harris says, extends for  about 30 miles between Kootenay and  Slocan lakes. Tho average width of  this shale zone, he adds, is perhaps  eight miles, the best of which arc  found in 11 parallel fissures crowded  together, with lesser ore seams, in a  width of one mile.  ���������Sevi-ral hours were spent in the workings ofthe Reco, which is penetrated  to the ore'chutes in six tunnels, and is  being tapped by a seventh. Three more  will.be started immediately^' Four tunnels are on the cast side and threo on  the west side of the mountain, (ill following the two parallel veins opened on  the proper!ty. Pretty nearly 3000 feet  have been driven in Nos. 2, 4 and ' 6 at  the east, and more than three miles  of  .      . t.  stoping and communicating  work has  been done.   Hundreds on hundreds   of  feet of the highest grade ore found -in  the Slocan are blocked,and No. 4 tunned  has been running for  nearly   200   feet  in a new chute of this material varying  in width from six to 18   inches.     The  breasl of this tuunel is :iiow in  a clear  foot of ore.   Tho value of: the mineral  can be 'imagined when it is learned that  a single man, working on one of these  chutes,' can get out $2500   worth   in   a  day.   Sometimes the fissures will pin-jh  toa seam of an inch or two of ruby and  antimonial silver, while at intervals  it  widens into porphyry pockets   several  feet wide, carrying tremendous bould  ers of pure ore. The regularity and  smoothness of the walls throughout is  striking. ".No."] rahd No. 3 tunnels on  the west side veins represent about 1500  feet of work, and No. 5 about 350,, feet.  This is a huge vein carrying large  .bodies of ore adaptable'for concentrating. The highest grade, ar. eight-foot-  chute of which was uncovered iu one  place, opproximates 621.0. Several mineral additions have been discovered in  the west side; tunnels. One kind of  talcerous looking material, for example,  that yields about $200 in silver and  lead, will ignite and burn from a match.  Another class of material, tons' and  tons of which Mr. Harrishirnself threw  over the dump while acting as ore sorter, turns out to be of $400 value.  It is fortunate for the owners of the  Reco that the Finch bond, Representing a purchase price of $90,000^ was for-  fieted, for since then tbe property has  produced a quarter of a million.of dollars. Its imposed resources are estimated from two and a half to three  millions. The mine is,being exploited  with great intelligence, and success.  The force of 30 men will be soon increased to 1300. A concentrator of 120  tons capacity is to be built at Sandon  immediately and a contract has been  let for the contraction , of, a tramway  9080 feet long between the mine and  mill. The saving in ore shipments,  after this plant has been erected, will  he the difference between ������6 and 10  cents a ton'.  I.  11 ROAD 10 ION.  Tlie C.  P. R. To Extend To  ubasca Landing: - *  Atha-  It is said Sir Wm. Van Home, told  a Montreal correspondent that the discoveries in' Klondye would probably  lead to'nn extension of the' Calgary  and Edmonton branch to Athabasca  Landing, thus.reducing the" land route  from that point to Fort Macphersen,  near the mouth of the Mackenzie river  to one portagejolsfthan. twenty miles.  It is stated.by direct route from Edmonton, the Landing canbereached by-  forty miles of track, but as it is not  probably the , Saskatchewan can bo  crossed at Edniouton, t he president of  the Canadian Pacific is ".under -the  impression, from fifty to sixty miles  of railway will have to be built. There  can be little doubt if the , Klondyke  continues to show tip well, the rails  of the C. P. R. will reach Athabaca  Landing before the end of next summer. ,  RAILWAY NEWS.  A Fast Developing, Profitable Prop-  , " erty.  . Following a thoioughly huilt wagon  road over a course with several switchbacks on the side hill to the scuth of  Sandon, and you' arrive at. the Ruth  after a travel of about a mile and three  quarters, which is probably not more  than three-quarters of a mile from the  post office as the crow flies. This  wagou road is a happy relief from the  old mule trails that cross it at se*. oral  points, and that wrc in use in the  earlier days of the mine. When the  mine. is reached the view  is     magnificent. There     aro    to  be seen over a dozen hills towering one  above the other���������all of them capped in  garland of beautiful verdure, and  ��������� their sides dotted at irregular intervals  with mines under more or less im-  provement, and all streaked with the  ������ig zag trails so numerous in the Sandon section. To the north-east and a-  cross the gulch some four miles distant,  though thcy( do not look more than a  gun shot away, stand the Reco, the  Noble Five,- Goodenough, Blue Bird,'  A jay, American Boy and several others  with more or less celebrity! Due.cait  but at a less height stands the Slocan  Star, with all its development and richness ; to the south.are the Ivanhoe, the  Carnation, the Adams and Canadian  groups ; to the south-west the Selkirk  well under development, the3 Reid and  Tenderfoot7aud others of more or less  celebrity. Although the Hope and  Ruth Fraction are properties of the  Ruth, it is only the Ruth proper of  which we now speak;  There are several leads in the vicinity, but the general impression is it is  only the one and its jogs that are Doing  worked from the four tunnels in operation, and this has a leaning of 'probably an average of 20 degrees from perpendicular.  The lowest tunnel is in but about 3S0  feet, and as it has no "raises" enough  is eaid to convey the idwi that it is not  r.hc one on which the company are at  present bending their energies. No. 3  just above it is the   main one.   It is  May. whi'jh has the discarded Le   Roi  plant installed.  A double-track tunnel is being run  into the Iron Cult from the Alberta  tunnel. Though but one gang is working, with one drill, progress is being  made at the rate of six feet per day.  When the Mascot Gold Mining Company applied for a crown grant for, the  Mascot Fraction, an adverse was filed,  which was not pushed with vigor. This  adverse, however, caused a stoppage of  work; but now negotiations are under  way to resume work on a larger scale  than ever.  It is said the Elise will soon resume  operations. Two propositions have  been submitted to the directors. One  is from a Winnipeg stockholder, who  proooses to take a large block of stock,  and the other is a proposition to reorganize the company and to supply a  still larger sum. The Elise mine,  which is located at Ymir, is under at-  Uchnien! for $25t0, due for labor. No  action will be taken until expert"Rrck-  ards arrives and makes an examination ol' the mil*".  If 10  Eight. Hundred    Miles   Overland.  A Feasible One By Way of Edmonton.  Work Progressing Rapidly on the Slocan  Valley  Road.  Engineer C. E. Perry says that there  are at present S00 men employed on  the gradaat both ends, and that track  laying will probably be commenced by  August 20th. When track laying docs  commence, it will be carried on continuously and completed length bj'  length. About five miles of grading  has been completed���������1\ miles on each  end���������and Mr. Perry confidently expects  the toad to bo in operation by October  1st. Nineteen miles of wagon road  have been built by and at the expense  ofthe contractors and all supplies- arc  being taken over it. The freight shed  and section hous'es arc going up at  Slocan City and additional buildings  are being put up at silverton, as the  prt-sent quarters are not capable of accommodating the tiaffic. Mr. Perry-  states that tho survey of the extension  from Three Forks to Littlo Creek is  about completed and grading is expected to be commenced very shortly.  about 1,100 feet long and'has sixteen  raises and chutes.!u No. 2 above it and  which is 700 feet long. This latter has  11 raises to No. 1, 400 feet long, immediately above.  As the manager, Mr. Alexander, was  absent during tho visit of The RrcviEW  scribe, we were unable to got particulars as to the working of the institution that would be of interest to our  readers, so we forego a further  description until a later issue. Suffice  it to say that in mining in the past,  they have met with seams varying in  width from 20 feet to a pinch ont; that  they have at present 90 men at work  and are shipping 45 tor.s of ore a day.  They contemplate the erection of a  saw mill and a concentrator for their  own use, but nothing in respect to  either is fully decided on.  THERE IS NO HOPE FOR SILVER.  THE . BIG .EST , BLAST   FURNACE.  Is  At    the    Hall    Mines   Sm Iter and  Proves a Complete Success.  Nelson, Aug. 2.���������The   biggest   blast  furnace in the world, which blew in  last Saturday at the Hall Mines smelter, is a monument to the engineering  ability of the constructor, Superintendent Paul Johnson, and has.met, if not  exceeded, all expectations. It is known  and classed as a 200 ton furnace, but a  24 hour run ending last evening gave  the following results : Ore, 215 tons;  lime .'rock, 23vtons; refining slags, 25  tons ;''' blnst. .slags, 16 tons : coke, 51  tons; total, 310 tons.  This run produced 22 tons of matte,  carrying about 320 ounces of silver per  ton and 48 per cent, copper. This is a  saving of over 10 per cent, of fuel, as  against the old furnace.  There is sufficient ore on, hand for a  long run, .ind in addition to the 2(30  tons daily outpit from the mines a  large amount of custom ore is being  received.  England     Is    Not   Expected to   Recede  From Her Present Position.  Denver, Aug._L���������Is an interview concerning the prospects for an international monetary conference ex-United  States Senator N. P. Hill said :  "Thero is nothing in the recent news  from England to cause the revival of  any hope of definite action favorable  to silver. It means nothing more than  that England will take part in the,conference and thero is not the slightest  intimation that she will agree to anything that may be proposed. The sending of such telegrams may have the  effect to make people who are not  familiar with the situation believe that  there will be somo favorable action by  England, nd,possibly that may diave  been the intention, but there is nothing in the information to warrant such  a belief, and there is the experience  of the past to justify the opinion that  England will maintain tho position  that she has heretofore." .  SIXTEEN   MILES   OF   WORKINGS.  Careful Estimate of Development   Work  Done at Rossland.  Rossi arid,: Aug. 2.���������A careful .estimate by experts shows that there is  now 16 miles of tunnels,' shafts and  winzes in the mines around Rossland.  Estimating this at $15 per foot, it  a total of $1,250,000.     |  Work is to be resumed on the Grand  Prize, which adjoins the Deer Park.  About $2000 was expended last year.  The company has now decided to go  into legitimate mining instead of depending on sales of. stock. The property is said to be a meritorious one,  Work will be started soon on the Lily  The question of   the   most   feasible  route to the Yukon gold fields  is   now  being debated throughout  the length  ,and breadth of North America.    It   is  ,au important subject, in view   of   the  rush of people to the inhospitable   interior of   the   northern   mountainous  region, aud snould be carefully studied  by those who contemplate the 'adventurous journey in search   of  the   precious yellow metal.   Just now the public nress team with articles advocating  thu   routes .most   frequented   having  their starting   points   on   the   Pacific  coast.   The- two routes best known are  via Dyea, over the Chilcoot Pass thence  down  the   L<*wis   liver,   which   is   a  branch of the   Yukon,   and  via  the  Yukon from St. Michaels  by steamer.  The first is arduous and fraught   with  many dangers,   whilo   the   second   is  long, tedious and expensive, and'has at  the present time a very limited steamboat service.   People who live on  the  coast will  doubtless continue   to   use  those routes, but th'e most of thoso who  start from this side of  the   mountains  will probably next year find thoir way  to the gold fields by this route, or nearly so, as   that   followed   by   the   late  Robert Campbell, when he  discovered  the head waters of the mighty Yukon.  Mr. Campbell sttrted from Fort Simpson on the M ickenzieriver,and proc' cd-  ed up the Laird   river to Fort Halkett,  where outfitted for the   trip   ovor   the  divide.   Ouo hundred miles above Halkett he entered   a   magnificent   lake,  which he named Lake Francis in honor  ot Lady Simpson.     From   Halkett   to  this    lake, the    Laird    isscrpentine,  with a swift current   and   flanked   on  both sides with chains   of   mountains.  This is the most difficult   part   of  the  route, and the   pushing   waters   make  navigation dangerous, oven   for   small  boats, but the passages have been made  time and again by Hudson's  Bay  voy-  a������ors,   minors   and   other    tra/ellcrs.  However, as will be shown further   on,  this part of the river can   be   avoided,  and  navigable   waters   reached   by   a  shorter nnd Jess  laborious way.     Pro  ceeding up the south branch   of   Lake  Francis for forty miles   Mr.   Campbell  came to another body of water,   which  ho named Finlayson   lake   and   river.  This water stretch i.-s at the   height   of  land, and during high water flows both  towards the Arctic and Pacific  oceans.  Leaving Finlayson lake   Mr. Campbell  and his companion walked   down   the  west slope of the Rockies and   on   the  second day came in sight of the beautiful river whioh ho   named   the   Polly,  and which by subspquent explorations  ho discovered to be   the   Yukon.'     In  1S43 he descended the Polly  from   the  point where he hist reached it, at Pelly  Banks, from 'Finlayson lake.   . He   describes it as  a   nice   flowing   current,  with pnlv one obstacle*  to  navigation,  a heavy rapid about twenty five   miles  below  thfc   banks,   which   he   named  Hondo's rapids,-'after- the   interpreter  who was with hint.   He went , to   tho  mouth ofthe   Lewis   river,   where   it  joins the Pelly  or  Yukon,. and   there  established Fort  Selkirk.     He   afterwards wont to   For*,   Yukon,'situated  al the junction of the-Yukon and   Porcupine rivers.    Asccuding  the   Porcupine to La .Pierre's house   he   made   a  portage of seventy miles to  Fort  Macpherson, on tho Peel, and   thence back  to Fort Simpson   by   the   Mackenzie,  thus completing a   circuit   of  several  thousands of miles on  water stretches  that were almost linked together.     In  high water steamers   can   ascend   the  Pelly to Houle's rapids.   Mr. Campbell  relates that the scenery on   tlie   Pelly  and the Finlayson, Francis  and  Laird  is charming, and the country   abounds  in large and small game, and the rivers  and lakes with fine fish. He also  states that the climate is more agreeable thau on the eastern slope in the  same latitude.  In view of the necessity for an   easy  loute to and from the Yukon gold fields  the foregoing facts are most 'interesting.   There is undoubtedly   a  project  on foot to establish snch a route   from  this side of the mountains,   and   next  spring will see it an accomplished fact.  The route by Fort Macpherson   and  the Porcupine is longer and the traveller would find himself at Fort  Yukon,  350 miles bolow Forty-Mile creek,   up  to which he would have  to   track   his  boatagainst.a   swift   current.      However, a pack   trail   from   Li,   Perrie's  house, on the Porcupine in an air line  to the Pelly would land   one   right   in  tho heart of  the   diggings. '   But   the  route that will likely be   adopted   will  be|approached from Edmonton to Athabasca Landing, thencp   across  country  with pack trains or wagons   to' Lesser  Slave Lake, thence to Fort  Dunvegan  on the Pence river,   thence  again   by  pack trail to the Nelson river, and   on  to the Deacc river, where it joins   the  Laird.   Bridging the Dea*������e   the   pack  trail could be continueo right   on   the  Pelly or the   Francis   and   Finlayson  lakes might be utilized,   as   the intersection of the Francis with   the Laird  is just at the same point as the junction  of the Dease and Liard.   In   this  connection it may be said that   there   are  already pack trails for a good   part   of  the distance along  this   route,   which  have been used for years by the   Hudson's Bay   company,   miners,   traders  and hunters. rThe ascent of the mountain ranges is comparatively easy, and  there is a good deal   of  open   country  between the summit'and   Pelly.     As  has already been intimated the   whole  journey from Athabaca Landon to  the  Folly, a distance of  about   900   miles,  might be made with pack horses, and  a wagon road   might   be   made   at   a  reasonable expenditure.   On  reachirfg  the Pelly the gold-seeker by this route  would be less than 200 miles above the  present gold fields, with a gentle flow-  current, interrupted by only one rapid,  to bear his craft to the Mecca.. All the  river beds'southeast of the Yukon  are  auriferous,   and   much   gold   will   be  found south and east of where the present finds are being made.     Probably,  many who go this way will not   go   to  the Yukon, as they will muke  strikes  along the route ������n the numerous gold  bearing-streams.   Tne interior of   the  Athabasca and Yukon   district's   have  scarcely yet been prospected, and it is  safe to say  that   there   will   soon   oe  greater discoveries than those of Kion-  dykc and neighboring diggings.  The Payne are shipping 3 cars a day,  and saying nothing about it.  The American Boy shipped a car of  ore the other day.  From the 23rd to the 30th ult��������� the  Slocan Star shipped nine cars of ore  over the C. P. R. ���������      ,  The Alexander, a rich gold property  on Lemon creek, is to be operated by a  stock company now being formed.  The Silver Lily on the North Fork  is doing assessment work. It has a  surface showing of $200 in galena and  %7 in gold.  The Sir Charles Tupper syndicate  has made a second payment on the  Exchange group. The boiid is for $42,-  500. The property ia on Springer  creek.  Since the 23rd of July the Noble  Five have shipped but two cars of ore.  The tram and all new construction will  be in operation shortly when   business'  will commep/^in earnest.  ���������yVr-  From July 1 to July 20 inclusive 308 '  certificates of assessmont were issued  in the Nelson Mining,Division.   From  the first of March to July 29, inclusive;  765 certificates were issued.  Max M. Hecki nan went to New Den1'  ver Wednesday, where  a payment of  $10,000 was made on.the $60,000 bond  on the Alpine group on upper Lemon  creek.   The property  was bonded last  fall from Max Heckman, XV'. H. Craw-'  ford, H. Stege, Chas. Foss and Herman'  Clever.    It has been  worked steadily  with a force of 10 or 12 men, and has a   ,  a 78-foot tunnel on the lead,   which  shows about 6 feet of pay ore, running  in gold.���������Slocan News.  Active work is to be started on the  Exchange group on Springer creek at ���������  once: J. Morrish, mining engineer,  from London arrived in the city last  Mondav. T. J. Leckie, who will be in '  charge, also arrived, and this week has  been busy examining the property and  preparing ."or extensive development.  Miners have already been employed,  and by next Monday supplies will  have been packed to the property and  work begun.  umiiinwi  The Alaskan Boundary.  They Must Return.  Tacomn, Wash.. Aug. 3.-���������1 he steamer Quoen, which arrived from Alaska  yesterday, brought word that the  Mounted Police of the Northwest  Territories meeting all people7 bound  fur the Yukon country, and at the  British line and compelling all those  who have not a yoars' supply of provisions to return to the coast. Rev.  Alfred Kummer, of Oakland, Cal., went  ashore at Skaguay with Capt. Carrol of  the steamer to warn everyone not to  attempt to cuter the Yukon country  before next spring. The Capt. says  that not even those at Skaguay or Dyea  will be able to reach the interior this  winter.  Below The Glacier.  Just below the big glacier, on the opposite of the lake from New Denver,  more than 20 claims have been staked  this summer, some of them on a lead  that runs under the eternal ice and  snow of tho glacier. The formation is  granite and the ore found resembles  that of Trail district. There is plenty  of iron and assays siow gold, silver  and copper.  The lead on the Jubilee is 20 feet  wide and has a crosscut seven feetdeep  on it. The owners have secured an  assay of SIS in ijold, and will work  steadily for several months. 'In conjunction with a low others thoy will  make, a trail to tho lake, a distance' of  seven miles/and think tho government  should assist them in their work.���������  Ledge.  Your   correspondent   had an interview with Hon. R. W. Scott, Secretary  of State, on a statement from Washington claiming that Great Britain,  in  official maps, had drawn the boundary  line on the Pacific coast so as   to deprive the United States of hundreds of  miles of territory adjoining the Klondyke gold'fields.   He said he had gone  into the  question when a member of  the Mackenzie administration in 1878J  ind the point now raised was discussed  then.   The treaty of St. Petersburg, of  1S25, defines the line dividing Russian  territory, now Alaska, from the British  by a line drawn north from the foot of  Prince   of Wales island,   through the  Portland channel until it  struck the  mountains when the method of delimitation was set forth.    The map -will  show that d. line running north from -  the   foot   of Prince   of Wales   island  must go through  the Behm Canal, and  that to reach  Portland Canal   the line  would have to go due east, through the  open sea, a considerable distance before it would reach Portland channel,  or canal, and the   British contention,  as      shown    by    the   dispatches   of  George Canning to Sir Charles Bagot,  then British Ambassador at St. Petersburg, is that Portland Canal  was to be  in British territory and that the words,  i ^'Portland  Canal"   in   the convention  was a mistake for   "Behm Canal", or  else that which is now called Portland  Canal was not then so-called.   This is  supported by the physical impossibility of running a line due nort i thoough  Portland canal from the foot of Prince  of Wales island so the Canadian maps  show the line running north  through  the   Behm  canal.    The difference   is  great, in   view   of the   discoveries   of  gold, and Scott says it can only be settled by an international arbitration.  Kaslo's Boast.  Tho Kootenaian :  Rossland may have its Le Roi, Nelson its recollections of old decency,  Sandon its stoop hills and Black Jack  and New Denver its Ledge ; but the  Kaslo girls are the, dearest, sweetest,  daintiest, -prettiest, neatest and most  dazzling corruscation of supernal  beauty that this old planet ever winked  at.  If all this, is true and nothing more,  why is it so many Kaslo young gentlemen    are   squinting   around   Sandon  ORGANIZED   BAND  OF   THIEYES.  Steal Horses in Washington and Smuggle Them Across the Line.'  Rossland, Aug. 3.���������A bahd of horse  thieves are stealing horses in nothern  Washington, smuggling them across  the line and selling them in the Kootenay country. It is alleged that the  band is regularly . organized and are  disguised when.plying their vocation.  The latest victim is Wm. H. Cormins,  who came to Rossland this morning  from the "icinity of Northport, Wash.,  and complained to the   police   that  a  whenever there is .anything calling J mule belonging to him had been stolen.  Sandon's young ladies out ��������� of doors ?' The thief crossed on the Northport  Eh? [ferry with it.  *-' "  '*-       .SJ  "   * I!  "J  ���������ft     ' " _v   .  a '"���������2'  THE MINING REYIE W  S^mM,fiAMGfJJST   7, 1897.  -uaij.ijjj.Bejs.wBw  zVltnrtfF'ltWrj+T ry***"?^  The Mining Review  e>  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, ;  :SATURDAY..������.:^.:.:AUGUST 7, 1S977  '.''Subscription- $2-00, Pki*. Yeak ;.- '  '."i|' ���������.'  ;'7 ;7 7 -7;   ..:  '... Strictly"is Advaxck.  " UNREASON A.BLE COMPLAINTS,  '.'������������������'':   , '��������� " '��������� ..-       ' '''".'  ������������������ 7  -���������'.,' //  : Some of our .American - con tempo'r-  ,  aries "are  complaining loudly beeause  ;   the- Canadian government,is imposing a  ^royalty on ICloridyke.gold, and why,.it'  7a's-difficult,;to understand.    There are  " : some bad boys' who .'are ever ready to  "calf pet names : to. any: one who. ^attempts to thwart them in their schemes,  .  and for no' other reason than that,,their  7 headway is Hot -allowed . unchecked.  ���������;''������������������ The  American papers that find "fault  ?'*with the mining'royaity' up north   are  ' of the 'same''class. '������������������     -.;,  ���������' ' .'������������������      '.' 7  We notice   by some of these  same  papers   that   .companies, are   being  formed acro>s the lines   composed   of  doctors,   Lawyers   and   other   professional men. ready provided with all the  necessaries for a long residence there,  /or no other purpose than to slaughter  -T^the minerals:of;that-section,   and  be-  : 'cayse they have  to pay'something  for  '���������'7ti.Kr.un and  their chances' the7Gan-  adian%'Oveniment is very naughty'indeed. "V  7 ':-'Now,: in the-first place it  may; be  -    noted that .foriseveral-substantial rea-;  7 sons that country  can never be ��������� p.e'rin-  .': anentiy settled -for any-'commercial or  . general, development purposes,'- so that  ',: ho one, going; there, not 'even   those  complaining Americans , ever conteni-  7   plate making the country  their permanent home; and its they take.:all their  ��������� 'necessary supplies, with- them, as far as  they..can,the Canadian people get little  ���������"���������out of them in any business way.  In the mean time it. is   costing Can-'  ada^considerable   to; open   up   mail  .routes,'establish   a'postal service, 'and  retain   a police force   anda- judiciary  :    to establish law and order,' project the  :  lives and,property of the complainants,  . and without a"royalty they would have  no means of getting any return. .Does  ,���������'������������������:'���������. it ever occur - to these gentlemen   that  ? -the Canadian-people have no right'.to  tax .themselves   to   enable: a   lot ' of  American 'adventurers', to enjoy all the  ���������i ...rights' and privileges-of a civilized gov-.  ,.'.-' ernmeht, while   enriching themselves,  .'without some return in some shape or  other.   "The Canadian people have no  right to burden, themselves or place  themselves under any '.financial obligations merely that a body of foreigners  may have a   full opportunity to enrich  their own colliers, and the sooner they  learn this 'the,', better for themselves.  situation in", silver 'mining camps- to,  many looks serious. At,'the: time.,of  the closing-, of the Indian -mints ,,in  1S95, 'the price dropped to.about the  present, figure, -and spread disaster  over those portions of the Slocan that  were shipping. Under present circumstances ;diere,-.is-"h6t, '.however,;  cause fc;r,-;'me'-'feelings' some are'antic-  ipajing.' It is a. fact that with' our  present: lo>v rate, of export compared  with that oi the days of, disaster;' the.  improved . concentrators, ; and trams  supplanting mule-packing, 7>ilver- will  pay. better than itdid then. . The great  .trouble lies in. riot knowing where the  dropping is going. to end.' Equally  uncertain is 'the cause ;,of the- drop.  Some 'asseit- that _ political influences  have" considerable to. do with; the mat-  ten- .While this may be true as far as  it goes, political .influences being law  or.ronfinid to one nation,-cannot have,  the wide'.spread effect -that is now experienced, pit-may be that, the; Klon-,  dike-craze is not without "its force'.in  the -ma'tter. -.. , 11 is morally certain that  the adoption by. Japan '.of. a gold1 stand-,  arcl is not without, its, force. .Like,  everything else the price mustbe reg:  ulatcd ; by '-supply .and demand���������if the  supply'-.wns unusuallylarge,' the price  should drop, or if the demand declined  by the adoption, of other expedients',.to  supply its former uses, as/is the case  in Japan,' the "price must .decline.'. It  is altogether'likely,;hoiveyer, the drop  ���������;.; only ���������spasmodic, '.''and' that in -v short  rime again the price will obtain. its  usual, 'strength in which case business  ir, the Slocan' country "would besure  to boom.      '���������'.- '������������������'-������������������'- .'������������������ ,'      ���������.'���������'"    ������������������  llli.^'.;;!!!^'  ;'-, Captain Strickland Interviewed.:  Rich  But Terrible   Country That ."is  Difficult to  Reach ,and is Liable  to: be Over Done:,  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every 'Representation Guaranteed.  ��������� SANDCb", B. 0.  A 20-STAMP ifULl FOR THE FERN.  A Gold Mine Near Nelson.Which Makes  ,i --.....'. ,���������-.--..*       ���������--  ' ,.-'  7   a-Fine   Showing-.  THE   KLONDIKE.  "-',.' To use a common expression the  Klondike is' now "the talk . 01' the  tmvn." In all corners of the North  American continent "The Klondykt"  is in everyone's^iouth,'and next spring  is certain to'see a rush there that  will take with it appalling .consequences.- It is a country with an inhospitable climate in which nothing can  be raised or grown, and transportation  - :-of food thither is surrounded with  many serious drawbacks. Food and.  clothing there are, therefore, , very  scarce and very expensive. -,- From, the  letters of reliable eye-witnesses it is  evident there, are lots of gold there,  and- this fact will be -the means, of  drawing thousands there who. will  never think of consequences in other  channels until they .are forced upon  them with the most serious results  through residence.  ���������-.. From Dyea, the head of steamboat  navigation via Chilcoot Pass, it is  close on to 1,000 miles over an "amphibious" route. 7 The centre of the  gold section is about 67 1-5 degrees  North Latitude,, or probably 1,200  miles north of Sandon, and nearly 139  degrees West1 Longitude. The cold  there in the winter time, and there are  , nine months-of winter, averages from  60 to 70 degrees "below zero, or  Irom 10 to 20 more severe than the  severest of Manitoba weather. Of  course it ,is absolutely impossible' for  .any human beings to.stand that any  length of time exposed. Those who  take plenty of provisions and supplies  '. with them and make lucky strikes will,  of course, bring home fortunes, but all  ido . not make those strikes, nor have  all who go the necessary means with  f.hem to stand any length of time the  exactions of the country. It is here  whore the most serious aspect of the  question most.forcibly comes in.     ,  The owners of the Fern nunc are'  pushing development work, aiid every  low ��������� 'days'- greaf,er..riches iire revealed.  A cross vein was struck ..last week  "whiclr is four foot wide, and all .the  sanmk'S tiijcoir from it, show-ah abundance of -gold.'. It is -decomposed  quartz, and easily'mined.' About 750  feet'of. tunnelling hns been ..done-'on  the Fern, in lour tunnels of different  levels, and SuperintendentVeitch states  that there-is enough ore in sight to  keep a 20-stamp mill running,: for two  years continuously. , The framework  of the.new 20-slamp mill-on Hall creek  is 'up ; it is 3,p(K> feet from the mine,  Irom' which a three-iaii car'track gravity tramway will run. to the.'mill. It  will be the first of the kind in this section : it will be elevated 15' feet from  the ground -to avoid tlie snow in winter.,-. Two carloads of '���������machinery, have  arrived, containing-part of the stamp  battery,;two b.iilers and an engine nnd  accompanying .apparatus. It is determined to have everything'-'running  smoothly by October 1. j'-n assay oflice  is being put in at.tho.mill.'.       .  "O       ���������'��������� ''"���������"'  Whitewater Notes.  men  ���������road.  Contractor Carlson has eighty  at work-on the������������������ Jackson wagon  and will have the work completed iii a  few days. The completion of this road  will mean a great deal to Whitewater,  and tbe miners of Jackson Basin. It  wib give easy access to. a number of  properties' of proved value aiid undoubtedly quite a ^considerable amount of  development work will be uonc this  summer.  The Northern Belle has ten men at  work on development on their property and contracts aro to be let within a  few days for the construction of their  trimwayfand concentrator, which will  be immediately commenced upon completion of the Jackson road:  The.Whitcwater company is building bunk houses and general accommodations for 100 men at the mine. It is  the intention as.soon as these aro complete to enlarge the force, putting on  about. SOmen to commence stopcing.  At present only 30 men aro at work,  and no ore is being taken   out   except  from development.  Tho Wellington mine has twenty men  at work opening up the property   more  extensively, and it is the  intention   to  put on a much larger  force   and   start/  heavy shipping in the near future.      ���������'/  To Prevent Wild-Catting.  A.Miner.representative met Captain  Strickland, of .'the .. Northwest; Mounted  Police at/Reveistdke, as lie was r'eturri-  ing fronijvlondyk'e to make ah official  report concerning tho'present situation;  in the Canadian Yukon district.,. From  % -few, minutes' interview- during tlie  change,of engines, enough was learned  to, show' that'.' in the near :future valuableinformation, concerning the new  sold fields will he'given 'out-to tlie public by tin: Dominion government., 7  ���������' Although- no strictly accurate report  can he arrive���������] at,us to the,amount of  gold mined, up to thc-,timo of his departure, Captain Strickland is of the  'opinion that the sum , of $1,000,000,  said to have been brought down by  miuei-K who were passengers by the"  stcanishit) Portland, iis probably a correct estimate. He also, believes" that  *?7o0,000-of Klondyke goid was taken  to San ^Francisco, by tho steamship  Excelsior,...which reached her destina  tioiion.'the Kith inst. .7  .77  .The gold -'just brought down : conies'  from Bonanza, .Hunker-and. Eldorado;  creeks which arc the. principal streams  worked so inc. 7'H<i hl?br : creek is  named after Andy-Hunker, who is well  known in Revelstokc as a Big Bend  miner. Hunker has ground up north,  from 'which - he lias 'already taken  620,000. -'.-' -;'';��������� ���������;.i;;'7'V.;7',-:..-:'7/.,-7. - '"���������":'  Doininio.i creek 'and Stewart river  aro expected, to prove rich but .-.have"  not been, worked much: '  The pay dirt is;,, glacial'drift",;'ahd.'���������' is;  frozen the year round with'the 'exception.of: a few inches of the''surface during the 'short :s'imn-ier.i_season." The  bedrock is-from eight to sixteen, feet  deep. The ground is taken up under  tlie Dominion law, each claim, being  500x220 feet. These': claims ' are7wide  enough to take.iii.-'.the,'..'pay ground .oh  both sides of the creek. . ' 7 7  -There are two routes to.' Klondyke.  One, is ' by f steamer' from. Seattle to  Juneau" thence bv. trail''to the head'  waters of (lie stream running into'Lake  Bennett, where boats must be-built 'for  a dangerous trip with a portage at -the  White Horse canyon and .-.Five Finger  rupid������; thence to the main.stream of  the Vukon;'and.so up the.river, across  the international boundary : to the  soewe ofthe excitr-ment. : The second  :roti to is by .steamers'.-to St.Micheal's,  at tho moutl/'of the Yulion; and the'nee  up the river to Dawson City. -The fare  to Dawson City; by the last mentioned  route is S.150, but the'Alaska Commercial company, which controls the  .steamer's, refuse to take freight for'  miners except a few' personal- effects.  Supplies can -be obtained from the  company at Dawson, where. ?6.00 is  charged for a sack of flour and;40c. per  pound for b con.  The placers are. wurked during the  winter by building fires to thaw the  frozen gravel which. is thrown into  heaps to be sluiced during the summer  time. Fifteen dollars a dav is paid for  labor.. ''   ���������  Captain Strickland had a handful of  nuggets ranging in yalue from $2.50 to  ������50 each and worth about $17.50 per  oz. -He is satisfied that the'Yukon.is  one of the richest gold districts ever  known, -but would not advise men to  go there unless with money for at least  two years, and exceptionally fitted for  roughing it, The hardships are many  and great. A majority of those now  going to Klondyke are very, liable to  experience great disappointment. He  thinks,the district is being'overdone.  BIG-^;-,;:^IVlbE^I);S^  Wo!  Are bein'g earned by;,  dealers purchasing their  I AND FEEp  "'".-��������� -,:7,  From,:the ..,.'-'-;:' -.; ;/'7 ;���������������������������-',, ;:"-.;"-',  Brackman & Kerr MiUing CoV  .:-;. south KDiroxi'ox, aLta.���������'���������'���������;���������       '  l'ljM,('Li'SF������W'<.������MM.I,W'l,r  4'*.ru*%*fi*'**i*  THE../.  SANDON, B. .0.  ,}  S   American  Plan,- $3.50 per clay.' ,:���������  I  European   Plan,.'$2.00 per,-day.   <  >        7.-.'7<*;'''-', ���������������������������''-���������T-,: ���������?'��������������������������� - '--'i  ',>     .    ,';.'������������������, .STltlCTLY FIRST-CI.ASS.';    /���������;���������'.'?  I   -MRS^M  ".^<.������������������l.M.l���������^<'>.(���������li'l.l���������i<*1.'���������>*''���������'���������*<'*������������������'"���������'',���������'"������������������'"������������������'���������'',���������'���������"*'������������������"  ������������������; A'full line of  7 ..-���������.,'-fl ���������-. -, !  :f:Mies';:UnderwMr :  : Tlije Newest Blouses  Just in, also Ladies' land  Child-"'  ren's Sailors at the'loweit, prices.���������  ;. 'Miss-7 -E.^Wils 0^7-  . '���������'',���������'Cody, Avenue.'.       ,  ;-;.;:,'.': Glothier.';y:'..:v:'  .    ��������� ���������',,: -; -' ,��������� ������������������ .'���������;'������������������": ���������".' "n 7',-  The undersigned is opening ,.-  "ill  In  tlie new store opposite the  postollice.   He has  every .thing  that public   heeds   call, for   or   ���������   '  fimcy. suggests.-'     7 , ''    ,   ;      ' ��������� j.  In Clothing, Gents' Furnishings,  ���������:.   Hats, Boots and Shoes^ prices as  -���������'",(��������� ���������., low as-the lowest.... _������������������  -n-- --,.-   ��������� , :,:--*:   "7-\ -���������-'���������'���������-,��������� :V;. ������������������ ':   '��������� -..������������������:���������'(: ������������������::-. ���������  >\re solicit a visit .from-:all!"wh6    ���������    7  desire to see the ,    - ..< ,-,-;      --,; --.     -.-���������;���������';;'  M-  Vy  is headquarters in the Slocan  vcouritry for ^he following goods:  111 Jmofceft tike  A Well-finished Pipe, the best sample  of Tobacco, Cigars "and Cigarettes procurable��������� and "-J ^COB KELSEN ,h������s  them. He hasalso the latest arrival of  Fruits, and Billiard Tables for: recreation.   Give him a call..       ������������������-.-.������������������; ..7 7.'  in our lines.  WAN! TO RETALIATE.  San Francisco Merchants Do   Not -Like  Canadian Tariff.  Are you in poor Mlffi i  Is your blood sluggish, impure and  poisoned from the effects of bad.blood ">./.  While the lile stream is 'reeking with  -impurities. Yrou 'canrat be healthy,  good looking and strong^vithout dining  afthe Filbert Hotel.      '���������-. c    \ .-���������.''.'���������.  .^-Rooms furnished most elegantly.  ���������Rates S3.00 per day.;.       ,'7   7  ���������   Opposite  postoffice..  layes::-^;-  Manufacturers and Dealers in  STOVES  ���������������������������". .</':7  '     FURNACES     .;-   :   '   ' -p - ;  PIECED TINWARE ���������'.:''".'��������� -,  COPPERWARE   7      h  GALVANIZED IRONWARE,  air pipes ;  - /fans ���������-..".' '���������- ..���������/.';"'-.'-.  Mining Work a Specialty.   ,  ".  Sandon, B.-O.  ���������<}.  7N"oyels^-  100 yarities 7  .  ssvariety  H. C. Holden.  -F. M. ������ray.  7:7    for all denominations  Cloth Bound Books���������including Poets  ';' Blank Books for all purposes  . Inks���������all makes  JS^ PAINTERS  PAPER-HANGERS, &c, <fec. 7-:  The late drop in silver is causing  much uneasiness amongst mining men/  When on the 19th ult. it was quoted  at 60X, the figure was regarded low,  but as it has since gone three cents  lower, and no one knows tlie end, the.  re-  onc  Among.the laws passed by the  cent Dominion Parliament was  that no mining company outside 01'the  province of Ontario, should hereafter  bo allowed to offer shares for sale in  Toronto, Ottawa, or any of the other  cities (if Ontario without first registering and securing a license. Any' person hereafter offering such shares for  sale without license is liable to pay a  penalty of ������20 per day and undergo  three months imprisonment. The object of the law' is to prevent "wild-c.-it-  ting" or the sales of stock of irresponsible or worthless companies.  The merchants of this city who have  I rofit'ed by the Klondyke excitment  arc conoidering seriously the advisability of communicating with the  treasury .department in', Washington  and asking retaliatory- measures against  tlie new Canadian tariff".-.' It h s been  estimated by many of thenvthat nearly  a million dollars have beer, expended  within tho last few weeks in this city  in the purchase of supplies and outlits  for Alaskan miners. Since the news  was published that the Canadian government has imposed a.high protective  duty on all things coming across the  border arid; would send a force of mounted police to collect the duty, there has  been a marked falling off in pnrchases.  jS'o definite, plan has yet been decided upon by the projectors, except that  they contemplate holding a meeting  Monday with a view to securing the  assistance of the chamber of commerce, board of trade, in furthering the  movement.  It is thought that tho popular sentiment throughout the country will result in substantial nssisiaiiCG from other states, and steps will be taken as  go.������n as a. temporary organization is  ���������'eflooted to have the merchants of Seattle, Tacoma and Port Townsend unite  in the project, ........  A large stock of Wall .Paper, &c,  constantly on hand. .  We get oui paints from the East at  reduced figures and give our customers  the benefit.      ���������        ,-������������������������������������  Can be found at Black's hotel or the  Salnioral. 7        ��������������������������������� ������������������ ���������  GIVE   US   A   CALL. '"'   ,  BANK OF   :  BRITISH  NORTH AMERICA.  Established in lfBtf. v  Incoju'ouatbd liv Royal Charter ik 1804.  ������ 0 ������ ���������  -       > 7 In buying largely deal  ers are enabled to g' t the best in the  wholesale markets. They have bought  in the best markets, for cash, a  A COMPLETE STOCK OF  BOOTS-AND SHOES  Specially adapted for a mining camp.'i  In addition to stock���������in ladies,' gents'  children's goods���������for town wear they  havo a complete assortment for miners'  purposes, selected/ with the greatest  care. We are open now, .und invite  the inspection of all in need of foot  wear. ,Our prices are moderate and  variety uhequu.lled.  We has just bouglit a complete stock  Gents' FQmishings.  Bargains for you, if you buy from us.  I'aid-up Capital....  .Reserve Fund.......  .....?4,8GG,6GC   $1,338,333  I.on!*on 'Oi'i'rcK���������!1 Clements Lano,  ljOin.burd Stroot, E. C.  in great variety  :     School Supplies for' all  Musical Merchandise  Sporting Goods too numerous to describe  7   -Toys, Granies  In fact' everything in our lines use or'fancy-  can suggest. * ���������'  COURT 11F DIltKCTORS.  J. TI. Urodlu      //������������������ E. AHoare  Jnlm'.rallies Cater , II. J. B. Kendall  Oiispard Farrur J. J. Klngsford  irciiry It. Kurrer Frederic L,ubbock  lUcliardH.Glyn   , Geo. D. Whatirittii  iSecretnry���������A. G. Wallis.  Khop opposite Black's hotel,     Sandon.  Head Office in,Canada���������Si. James St.,  .     ontroat. -       i.  H. STrKKMAN, Genornl Mansger.     ,-  J. Eljisly, Inspector.       .       '  |;BRANCIIES IN CANADA,  l.ondo,)' Ivingston      Hdllfux. N. S.  Ilrmit'ord Ottawa Rossland, B. C.  l>ur|S Mpntrenl      Sandon, 15. C.  Hamilton Quebec .        Victoria, B. C.  Toronto -at..,Tolin,N.B. Vancouver, B.C.  Krcdoricton.N.B.WlnnlpoK,    Brandon, Mun.  Kaslo, B.C.   Trail, B.C.   Slocan City, B.C.  A-GBNTS IN THE UNITED STATES, ETC.  New York���������52 Wall Street���������W. Lawson &  1, C. Welsh.   '      , '    ���������x     -     ���������   _  San Francisco���������jai Sansom St.���������H. M. I  MoMichael and J. B.Ambrose.  Londoil Bunkers���������Tlie Bank ol England-  Messrs. Glyn & Co. ���������  ForelKii Agents���������Liverpool���������Bank ofLlver-  pool. Scotland���������National Bank ol Scotland,  Limited,' and bra noli es. Ireland ��������� Provincial Bank of Ireland, Limited and  branches'; National Bank, Limited, and  branches. ���������Australia���������Union Bank of Australia. Limited. New Zealand���������Union Bank  of Australia, Limited. India, China and  Japan���������Mercantile-Rank of India, Limited ;  iVeniBank, Limited. West Indies���������Colonial  Hank. Paris���������Messrs. Marcuarcl, Krauss ct  Die.   Lyons��������� Credit Lylmnals.  *   .  .   . GEORGE KYDD, Manager,  . . Sandon, B.C.  Opposite Sandon Hotel, Sandon. ���������������������������&���������'  VS&TURD^  FEE MINING REVIEW.  II IIIGI-Oi  ' Six-Hundred' Poinds, TnatT^  ;ly Pure Ore^  Twenty   Tons   That   Runs Rich:  7.7..-;  'I.  KT:7..77  :���������'���������..-���������   -7'Nelson Martin was on thcboat going  ���������.'': down to Slocan City to-day.'    He said  ?'     that a shipnierit.of 20 tons,of Arlington  ,'   -,' ore'jwhs started',for Everett'.oh Saturday  ,7 last, and the .wonderfully rich' ore, 7G15  7 pounds, was shipped;: in ���������sack's; ;'' Tins  ���������   -will run from 70 to 90,per cent,  in  s;l-  ; ver.   The 20 ton-will average,  according; to assays taken at the; mineifroni  400 to;600ounces and 10percent. lead,  .'.per tori, and it comes close to being Vn  ,77:dry ore.;,'-..,''..' *f.; ;,:'.;;7 '-..-���������...',." '���������:' '������������������"���������': 7.'"'  On the Fisher Maiden, on  Four-Milr.  7/ creek, some' exceedingly :rich   or.i'v has  .���������    recently been uncovered in the stope's.  This ore shows native silver similar; to  ';'.-  that from, the Arlington.-The   owners  arenow taking out ore, '���������: but   will ���������������������������not  .niakcany shipments until  the wagon  road to Silverton is completed. '7Work,  oii'the road will  be commenced   next  week.and will be linished in GO days.,.  7 ;    A car of Enterprise ore: wad   shipped  from the land  at   Ten-Mile   on   Tucs-  , ftay.   There is considerable ore nt   the,  landing, which will'be shipped tp-mor-  ;'���������'��������� row.   It is expectedthat the shipments  ^ will amount to a carload-a   day; in   a  v '  ehort time. 'V. -....'J 7v'7;iv-���������������������������-,.'.',''"������������������ -,.  Slocan City, has: felt in a small degree  the failure'to take,up bonds on several  ,: claims, notably 'the Two  Friends i and  '-.-'��������� .BkylMrk /and'Ranger..   -Ndtwitstand-  ���������;,-   ing the failure to take ujx the bond; on  the,latter, titer owners  express   therii-;!  selves as well satisfied, .and will con-  7   Unue work.    Within a short   distance  of where the Vancouver syndicate were  workirig splendid bro::has  be.n  uncov-  v, ered.   -W:AvC^plen������the owner -of- the-  Skylark and Ranger, in  Lemon, creek,,  says he has faith in his claim and -will-  go on with its development. The claim  7 is looking well, as are all of the claims  on Lemon creek, and there is , ore   on  '���������:':.. the dumps of a number o! prospects..  . r;������ It was reportedhere that a big strike  77:; 'had-., been made on the;: Vancouver/;'on  Four-Milq- creek,  a  few   ihilcs,froiii  ,,'Silverton, arid not farfrom: the'Galena  ���������:" Farm.   The ledge:is said  tobe- eight  : feet iii width, with   four ;fdet 7 of  con-  77 centra tingore and four   feet7 of  clean  f ore.   ''y. ��������� ,7V- ������������������'���������:������������������ ';-;;-,;-'.7.7.;-      ���������������������������.-',���������'."���������'������������������  7   " There arCa nuriiber;;of tons   of  ore  7-from the Wakefield mine, in thempun-  :.;���������': 'tains southeus't of here,   at; Silverton"  7awaiting shipment.      7 7  7  oecr.  TERROR; IN :HA������ANA.  The    Cuban    Insurgents7  Capture   -and  Sack a  Suburb and Kill Many:  ,.'i  ..-"���������       ''���������' 'Spaniards..  Tampa Fla., Aug.���������The stories telegraphed from Havana last week about-  an attack.by insurgents on the suburbs  ol that city ar** confirmed by passengers who left Havana on the Plant line  steamer Mascot yesterday; aiid arrived  here to-i.ight. 7" Senor Calbajorj a  .wealthy Spaniard, says that the attack  was led bv, Juan Delgado and Hernandez. The insurgent chiefs' left 500 of  their troops siit-side of thetown and carried 300 to the attack. They were well  armed with dynamite rapid-firing guns,  and met with but slight resistance.  The engagement was short and des-  parte. Forty-nine- Spariiards, were  killed and 120 wounded;7 two Cubans  were killed and 40 wounded. The inhabitants of the town fled for their  .lives, leaving"tlie insurgents in complete7spossession. They sacked the:  place and secured $40,000 in pold, beside a large, quantity of supplies- that'  they eould not carry aw'ty.. Other  passengers tell about the same story of  the affair a.,d sayithat -the wildest..terror-reigns in Ha van.; arid that the well-  to-do i'nhabitai.ts are leaving as fast as  local laws will permit. .,-'.-  ������������������ When Sir: John Culmore, father/ oif  /Rudolph and oi Ulric, died, he: left'  three sons���������the '���������''��������� eldest, 'Richard, ; who  sueceeeded him; the/ second, Rudolph,  . who, was then a: captain in the army;  the: third,';Ulric,:! my lover; who was  a barrister/practicing in town. When  Sir, John died,, he was succeeded by his  eldest son, who then becam'e'Slr Richard Culmore of Brooke, He was a  kind, generous man, and devoted to  his brothers. Captain TRudlophi Culmore and Ulric spent the greater part  of: their leisure time at. Brooke. Between "the brothers' the greatest possible affection���������hay, the, most tender.  love, '.existed. '������������������.{���������. '������������������-' '.,;,.' '.< '���������'.'������������������ 7 7 . '' ....  47 They resembled eachV other greatly.  ���������They were tail, dark, handsome men,  noble and generous. The,,;two younger sons had .but.a very small patrimony. Rudolph lost the greater part",  of his money in some -speculation by  which he-had hoped to double It;' Ulric  worked hard o.t; his profession. . Sflr',  Richard was generosity , itself. He Insisted lipon making both brothers a  very handsome allowance." They were  unwilling, to accept It, but'they made  a compromise.'' They agreed to take it  until the elder brother married; then  they: persisted,-;ln saying, : he would ���������  want lt himself. 7 V , - v .  ���������.''- So it was' arranged, and very happy;  they all were. .At last' Sir Richard,  during one: of his7vlsrrs Co London,  fell in. ibve: with Btiiol,,daughter ofj  Lady Haziewood. 7 Captain; Rudolph  Culmore, rendered curious by his  brother's enthusiastic description;���������'.. of  his betrnthed, went to see her, and at  once became a victim, to the: charms  of her: cousin, i Nest HazlewbcnV, ' -an-'  .'orphan''.whom. Lady , Halewood had  adopted when the girl't: parents; died.  Sir Richard was delighted. . . ,, .  - There' was some question just then  about the captain's.-, regiment': being  ordered/abrdad, so that oh that.score,  apartv'frorriV other, obstacles, .< nothing  was/Csaii'^ab6ut''his immediate ; mar-  jriage.'.i-yButfthere .was 'no' obstacle to  tha.t.bt-^h'e.Their of Brooke with-Ethel  'Hai'ew'ood';?,^ therefore'' the ; -.' important  ' cerembnyiftook -place '.without, loss of  time:,-: yf-,.:.;���������'''. ���������- ���������'���������.;. .--7,:.;, ;. ;.--7".''-:  .7 The bricie was a. beautiful aiid ciue'en-  -ly woman, fair, graceful and'.stately:'.  She: was deeply: in- iove-.-.'with her'-hus-'  band,\who had a passionate affection  for'her..-;:' '���������',:.:. ;:> ..,:,- ,' -:.' '.'���������'���������'���������'"���������''������������������fy. '?. :  . The. two brothers were present at: tfle'  wedding; Nest Haziewood .wa's'.'-'p'ne'.'-'of.  the- bride-maids. ��������� .The eye'nt:' passed - off  with' -the .'greatest eclat. . The' happy  bride and bridegroom wenti-off, to the  Continent,...^and): returned, afted six.  {weeks' .absence , ,ini great, state :.to'  'Brbpl:e'.;: .7,;:'' ,-.:,'V: ��������� ,. ffj. '"-'���������-���������.;.:;:.-'::'  : Nest was persuaded'to live with her,  cousin, and  for  a, few'months  eyery-'  thing  wen t   merrily,   "as   a   marriage-  bell."    The'-, captain  heard  no: more of  the   departure .of   his   reg;i,nient, -   and  -was ���������;���������' continually.',; running -over 7to:.  Brooke. ���������..���������:';.---������-7- :'\.-::-:i''" ..   ���������'���������?:���������.   :���������'������������������:-'::{:.''������������������'  Captain Culmore^had only his pay-  he  had -lost  his  priviate  fortune���������and  beautiful :Nest had nothing,,so that it  might,   and  probably would  beV years  before their marriage could take place.  The eldest brother,  Sir Richard,  made  mot liberal ; offers    to7Rudbiph.   ; He  would   have   shared   his   income'with  him,  but  the  captain, would: not  consent.   It,would be ah injustice to take  it,'.he said, now that Sir Richard was  married,   and  might  have   children: of,,  his own to provide for.    He.said that  Nest  and  he' loved  each   other- truly,  and  were not afraid  to  wait���������that,he  should do his best, and work hard.for  of Brooke rail to' him. ���������' ��������� ; , .^o-u-haye  been like a:,sister to me; take care of  my child; You will be married and yqii  must.'come, tb: live'here" to'be'the guar-'  dians  of my  child."'". '     -r:  '. And.: kneeling there, they, promised  her ,���������!,'.- rrt. faithfully, :to . care ., for;, and  cherish, the: child: as thought' it ..were  their   own.'    ''-;    -:.V. 7-s>- ������������������.--.    "-.,-:-  . I will teli the .remainder, of the story  ln Sir Rudolph's own words. He was,  still --linesJing by "the, side pf-the bed,!.  and- Ills'''tempest' of grief (?was.: oyer.'7  "Kate, ybu 'will perhaps understand  me best." he ' said, "when -1 tell you  that frgm the moment ,'the young  mother, dying,-placed the. cliilcj in' my  arms,' -'I loved -it tenderly., I am not  ashamed," 'continued-,Sir-Rudolph, "to  tell you that if knelt down and kissed  the,littlo, faqe- of my brbther's son, that,  I "promised  loyal  fealty aiid  true ser-  [  ments, looking ea ,   .,'. ,.  his dead wife."   0.    ,   '        , >  'again.,..' -. -.- ���������'   "'     ;'.   ' . ':.....  ' VWheri'-'tne  child  died,, you  rernem-,;  ���������ber,   t'lric, I. sentVat  once  for; you.    I  willing. I went.to see if the child was  all right. He'- wasj fast 7asleep, ,������und  looked, to my thinking, better; there  was more .color'in. the fair little face.  As I left the room,. Sir Rudolph-, I was  succeeded- to  the  title, and 'estate;    ' 1 i struck  -by'-; the;; peculiar  expression   on  '.was   sorry   for, the ichild;   "out   it   had  been  such a.fragile'life that I 'lid not  greatly  mourn.,    We  buried.tlie   little-  one.,.    -Nest   then, '.went .l-ui-k.  to .her  aunt,   and   if was.'arrai;geU   that   she  should remain with  her until we-.were  married. ,1 did,not., think it,: st:-ange  7ljhat   she:.should   suggest .taking-' th'e-  nurse, Martha Jennings,: with.-her. Tlie  woman professed great attachment  to  her, while',;Nest seemed to rely.-.greatly.  on  her.,,, Nor,  when ' we were married,  did I think,it strange that Nest s-hpulc1.  ���������want .to ".br.iiig-.'- the  nurse  with   hei-'-to.  Brc-'jke Hall. I.iniagii-ed that she liked  ' lu-.-for,  my. little: nephew's  sake,   and  that the child formed a tie-.Js'etwe'ep  .-tl-.c-ii-i which women only could Uiider :  "stan'd7. .'.,-    '-"  , ',-'''  ������������������The cloud-caused by so many deaths  ���������hu'ns'over us-forsbma time, and  then! so'doeply engrossed in giving: the child  gi adually,'we",'learned  to. look,b^ck  on    the fatal _ dose.,  1 sprung forward. .  the ".past ..with: .calmness.   ..'We'' .were       "���������.'. "What are you doing?! "  I, cried.  ,  young- and 1.was -mpi-e:happy with rriy | -'. "-'For: a  monient   she, seemed', para-  wil'e than wbrds'can'tell.    You know.'iiyzed with fear.   ,..-;'���������    ;������������������'.'':',-.        /'.��������� ������������������ ���������,'  Ijoth.of you, how-she'lovod'rhe.   1 think*? , '" ' "What  are  'you  'doing ?".'i., crie'd  '"  -o :.again,   almost. beside  myself. ��������� ,.17 ..  Miss Hazlewood's face.' -I: could not  - dC:FCi-ibe .it���������a cruel look, it seemed to  mei. ; I. ivent down-stairs,':',- but' Miss  Hazlewood's' look haunted me. ,���������Npt  that 17 had'any. fear; I would rather  have suspected a saint of doing: harm  to -the child .than Miss Haziewood. I  could, not rest- 'down-stairs.;, I went  back. ; I saw. Miss Haziewood ��������� on her  knees ,'by the sideof the cradle..., She  held a little:bottle iri one hand and a:  spoon in: the other. As I walked .in  :it the door, I- saw; her, with a- steady-  hiiiicT. drop . two, drops frorri .the bottle  into the'spoon. ' Then, before;I could  cross the room, before I had,time, to  speak,' the ''.child ' haid swallowed . the  contents of the 'teaspoon . T caught"  her,, as I may say, 'red-haftded.7: She  neither   saw,.nor   heard, me,   she   was  HE WAS STILL';KNKKi,IKG   HYT1H.; SIDE OP  7:   .   .TUB l!ED|.''ANp:iilS.TEJU'ESi'. Of      -::;  :;7, 77   ' :'     , GHIKF WAS pvurt.    '".���������"'.''.'.  \vlce;to him. I promised to look after  his-interests as vthdugh : they were.' my-  Own.   ,'i.-"-7.7,: :������������������.-.;'.;... -:.-,:'; :'' .'Q ".  '.:������������������ "'Sir Albert, .Culmore, 61 Brooke !".-;J-  said, saluting in. soldier1 fashion the  baby-heir. ;..; ��������������������������� --'.-P- -7, .:.-.; . . ���������������������������;;,;  ;' ������--'We had taken , the-^child into:, tho  inurseiy-.wliich: the. poor, yo'iins .niother  had. prepared   with .such .loving   care;.  We.insUlleV te :'Sir Bertiea7in great cj beheld : it. nlore. .x kissed ;thG .,r , ��������� k ���������  state.    A nurse had,been engaged for.  ,,..,. ���������������������������������������������.    ��������� fr,        "������������������'*������������������'-'���������?���������>.  hlim. She-was ,a tall, stau , woman; ' ^L"^e^-, ^ : !lnythi"^ ' bl11 ^e  and she sat before the lire-with the lit-- ^Zc^t'rZ^T^n^i at ,'ho,sam/i  tle���������bundle of ^vhite flannel and white i S S *'t m ' wlio���������,was m at-  ii-.'   ���������_-.-���������-,.���������-   .,_:.-_-.   - TT. ...-������������������.:_..-.     - .-_���������_ , tendance, on .the. sick woman ��������� cam>5  to  me.       . - ;...:;.-. - . ':,, is ���������'''-'-' ' ;��������� ���������--  j'o man in . the-/world; was every inori  beloved..'- ;. '.'i*..;''.'���������' ' 7: ,'-���������.,'���������'������������������-' ���������'.'' ���������  - 'T remember-.that my,-fir.st,.-.sensatI6n  of uneasiness'arose'from noticing how  completely Nest^.was under the* control  of the nurse; ahd:l did not altogether  like the'woman's manner to,her. More  tliiin once I found .my wife in tears,  arid when I.inquired,the reason she put  me off with an * evasive answer. Yet,  'Heaven' knows, these, were but trifles  which brought me' no gleam' of suspicion"'of-the-.-reality to.come. .  , "J wish," ' continued Sir Rudolph,  "that, r were not compelled to K l!;.ym  I;.the.rest.-   I do'so. only by.'her. e,r;���������]-.':arid,  jj'i-.iuv. that  she   Is  dead.    I  would, fain  j bury hor secret with her, poor, liilsguid-  l.t-rt'.-Nest! .:."'-.-;"-./      ,;"'  j . ,"1 must confess now that there' were  f times when.' I felt uneasy about Nest.  She was so ch'aiiged. She ,seemed tc  love me,- if possible,  more than every:  ;������he was "most devoted to -me,-. b::t she  puzzled mel- She was-���������'abstract.-.'d:-. and  did not:seem quite sure of herself. r7  '* "About a *,yeek'before ^Christmas Day  Mrs.; Jennings .-was taken., suddenly ..ill.  Nest seemed much distressed. .We.isent  for .the doctor.from Avonsleigh, ,and Jie  prpnbunced her" to be in great danger.  .At first no one. thought much of .her  illness, nordid we sa;y anything .before  'our .friends���������the house was,filled with  guests���������lest- they, should be - nervous.  One of the hpuse-ri-ia'ids'.^undertook tc  nurse her, and we hoped-for tils best.  At. nine o!clock. on the.: morning of  Christmas Eve:I, was as happy as any  one in England. I rose from the breakfast, table, after making plans - for the  day :with  my guests.     Nest- metmein  the hall, where: the men-servant s'.h.-vd  jsut placed.a great bunch of in 1st etieii  took: up a spray, and held it ove-i- N,est's,  hea,d., . As I ,saw her. face th;n I never"  she  , Her    name,,  was  lace  oh; her  knee.  Martha Jennings... ;."  .   ,  "Dpyoti think .the little one is strong,  riurse ?''I/asked. ; '-.-:,',',, ','  ': " 'No one can tell, :,sir,' she. answered, ��������� /���������'at this age.7: It will be aginst  him,, poor 'little;;,child, .losing, his  mother.7'777:     7;   '.?. /���������  ../.''ilaicl niy hand upon Nest's shblder.  7;" 'This lady'.will bethe most tender  of. mothers to him;' f-.t said. ,,; 7 7 :: .-:.  / "But; the-.' nurse; shook-"her':head.  "'A  childihas  but. one  mother,   sir,'  sha'said.: ���������; ./     ������������������'-���������: <���������* ;'.-'''f'. ���������-.' .���������/'':  .,;-.'-'NestL bent  down   to, 'kiss: him. ; .'':./,���������  '"I. will  be a.rlo'vlngr.^mother/ to you,  baby,'  she said.  "Anel ;.-:>vondered if the'"mother 7in  Heaven, could see.,the/fair little' child  lying .there,, with ...its., two protectors,  -Nest and myself.'."Ah. poor Nest !  . "Lady Culmore was laid, to sleep by  her-ihusband's side, and I wrote for,  prolonged leave^ of absence;. If not the  heir: to/the,, estate,; X was the -agent for  it���������steward for the, child and his rights.  The' leave of absence was granted,, and  I was. very ...busy. There was much: to  do insettling the affairs of the estate.  Ulric came0 down to help me whenever  -promotion. I , ,, .     , , ,    <...  The captain was passionately at. j he could. I-grew to love my fair lit-  tached to Miss Haziewood, but he was ' "e, "ePhe>V-T I..w.sed-to, call h.m the  marriage as a necessity which; there r ^ieftain. a. made it a .practice to  looked upon the postponement of the ' k"eel by the pretty, cot^ where he,slept  moe philosophical than she was. He ���������: f"^ pray for h.m. I liked .to go there  was   no  need    to  bewail,    while    she ' ln the morningand at night.   A tender  brooded in silence over what she considered  a  most cruel  fate.'    ,'   -  I A������  The "Nonesucli."  Alfred G. Mintcr is here from .-Trout  Lake City on his.way to Spokane. He  reports having located a vcay promising claim four miles from Trout Lake  City, nenr Five-Mile creek, adjoining  (tin Mpbjlc and called the ".Nonesuch."  It assays 71 ozs. in silver and $12 in  gold. It also showed streaks of galena.  His- -claim follows; the ledge and  shows a four foot vein in place.  ���������*s������  Ore Shipments.  ;The following are the ore shipments  for the past week over the' Kaslo :���������&  Slocan Railroad:  Mine.  Destination.  .Tons.  Ruth   .......Everett..:.....   165  Ruth    Pueblo.........  ...... 90  Payne.........   Pueblo...    350  \vhjtewater.  ........Everett   .... 30  Washington.   Omnhii... ....  ...J.4S  Koble Five...   Pueblo....   .....  131  SI noun Boy..  ......Pueblo.......j....  ...... 15  Great \V<stern Aurora.../^....    15  Ibex    ..Pueblo.-(*.......  .Kaslo .Sampler.;'..  ..;'.. 30,  Coin. (Ajax).  .... \a  Wonderful...  ..Kaslo Sample ....    14  CHAPTER   XVII.     ..;���������  C-.' .'���������������������������;.  Sir Richard .and Lady Culmore had  been married a little over a year when  a terrible tragedy happened. Sir Richard was killed by the bursting of a  gun. The bullet lodged, in his heart,  and ; he fell dead Instantaneously.  There was terrible consternation and  distress. ' Messages and; telegi-ams  were dispatched in haste, and before  the end of. the day both brothers were  at the Hall. >fo words' could tell their  grief at  the news. '  Sir'. Richard had left no will; but after  a long conference with the lawyers and  an Interview with.Lady Culmore herself, it was arranged that everything  should for a time remain as it was.  liady Culmore, desolate,.-, for a few  months she would be the mother, of. a  little child. If this child, were a boy,  he would, of course, succeed both to  title and estate���������if a daughter, Ca.p-  taln Culmore would be the heir.. He  himself behaved most nobly. -Nothing  could exceed his kindness to the young  widow. He insisted that she should remain at Brooke Hall, that every care  and attention should be lavished on  her. He went continually to visit her.  He was as kind and devoted as the  most loving brother could possibly  have been. Nest Ilasdewood remained during this anxious period with her  cousin at Brooke, and the, too, us  nurse, was most devoted. There were  times when Nest rebelled against the  late of her lover and  herself.  "it does seem hard," she would say  to him, "that a little child should stand  between you and this grand Inheritance,"  But the captain would laugh at her,  aiid never made the slightest comment  on  the state of affairs.    His brother's'  wife anel child  were sacred, to him. if  he felt  the lightest disappointment, he | must   remain  never showed it.    But Nest with  difficulty concealed her annoyance.  So the days and weeks passed anxiously, and at last the hour ca;,i6  when Lady Culmore was blessel by the  birth'of a son and heiiv Captain Culmore had been sent for, and he arrived an hour before the young mother  died. She lived only to place the child  In Rudolph's arms. '  "I should like.- hiriv to be called  pertie," she said, "and I intrust him  to you���������you and Nest."     .  TJiey   both   knelt  by  her  side.    She  took  her own.  "No trust could be more scared than-  thls which I confide to you both," she  said.    "Take care ,of my little son.     I  j leavec him  to you; let him  be to you  as a' son of your own.- You will look  I after his Interests; Rnudolph; It wl-U  bo many a day bgCcre th������_feroa4 laaSa  ������asa*ssK  passionate love was growing in my  heart for -the baby-heir, my dead"  brother's son/ True, the little. fellow  had deprived '/me''* of title, estate and  wealth; but I- did not seem to love  hlni one jot the less.. The nurse smiled when she saw me kneeling by tho  cot,;kissing the little hand.- I always  like to ��������� remember that one day she  said to ..me���������      . \,.  " 'Tou  are a. good man, sir. tili'xcufv,/  me, but some gentlemen wo\ild hate/a  'child who had come between them; and  such a property.' ���������������������������"        ;  "I. laughed, for. this/seemed a;bsurd  and contemptible.. Hate that ;faiiv  tender little ci-eatuare, whose father  "was my own brother !; Oh, no, never 1  Rather would I love ana cnerish him.  One morning Nest and myself were  (standing by the little cot, aiid she  said to me���������:  ,     ', "       , ;  ',"'What a. fragile,' tender life it is*!  And to think that this is all that stands  between  you and fortune !' ;  "I kissed her : beautiful." upturned  face.  " -Do -"not encourage such thoughts,  much less utter them,-Nest,- I said,.  '." 'Nevertheless it does seem strange,  Rudolph,' she-persisted; .'that such, a  tiny child should deprive you of everything.' .:.  " 'We were all tiny children once  upon a time,' I replied.  "I knew that Nest cried at times  over what seeme'd the hardness of our,  fate. There was no prospect of our-  marriage for some time yet.  "One morning Mrs. Jennings, toI(J  mo that the child was not well, and  a little-late a letter came from headquarters, saying that our reginiond  was ordered abroad, though not on  active service. The news was almost  a death-blow .to Nest. SI1.5 clung to  me, poor child, weeping pns'plimntMy.'  I must not go, she said: she would die  if. I left her. I soothed and iv.lniod  her. .1 told her that, If ��������� 1 . \v,nt. she  and take iroort. care of  th.e little heir, I shall never forget  her anRiilf'c 4t tlie .thought of'oui.  separation. '     ,  "17 must hasten ,-to',the cn:l of ir  .story. The child got worse during th.'.  day and I lie next morning), he was  dead. The doctor said he Iliad ��������� died ,  in convulsions, and added that the  little one was so delicate, that lie had  never really thought he.,'would li*- e.  -The' nurse was overwhelmed with  grief. r It struck, me u'fterwartl, although I did not think much of it at  the time, that she ii"vm- looked me in  -- _-_._.. V.1JV;       L4..-V- L.'tVL       .S..V.       .. .-..        . ���������              --  a  ha,nd   of  each,   and   held  it  in     tjie  face when  she sook; of  the '.ihlld.  The little heir was dead. 1. thnnkefl  Heaven, as I stood by the little one's  side,' that even ln my thoughts I had  never wished him harm, that I had  never for one moment grudged him his  rich Inheritance,. nor felt that he was  In my way." '  -    Sir  Rudolph  paused for a  few f"  "-Sir, Rudolph,' she said, 'Mrs. Jennings bade me/ask: you if you would  go to her. -She,'is much worse,- and-shf  wants to see/you,'   /        :/:" />��������� /  "I was on the point of saying thatl  would; go', at once,, when I saw a terrible change came over my wife's-'.face  She. looked for -one moment as,,though  she was going' to- faint/. She clasped  my hand and'said:    ; ��������� '   .-  '.:  ",'You must'/not. 'go/ -Rudolph.-:.;/ it is  only a woman's foolish fancy'.';.���������/.:;-.;;;  ./ ",'lc can not refuse th'e poor crea-  tu're. I must go, Nest,''I said.  -'/���������"''You;''sh:alI'^ri6t'.'!,-'--'*3i'i'e''";crIe'a-a^s'pe^-'  ately and she clung to me with'such  earnestness that I, could hardly' free  myself. , ��������� -. ���������������������������-.  "'Why do you wish :nie 'not to 'see  her, Nest ?,; I asked.   ..- .:  "'Because she is wicked and mallei-,  ous,' was the answer. 'She will tell  you anything. She has mad fancies.,  ���������Oh, Rudolph, beloved, for Heaven's  sake do not go near her:!'.    ".  "Tlhere was/ something startling .in  her. manner.' I .could I not understand  It. Was she afraid for herself, or for  me'  "'I  can  not  refuse, the request of a  dying .woman,'   I   said, . : more   sternly  than I had ever spoken to her before;  but  you   can  come  with   nie.   Nest.'  "She  shrank back,   shuddering.  ".'No,   no !'   she   cried.      -  " 'Then  let  me  go   alone,. and   trust  me.'   ''.'.���������       ' ''/"  ''"-: '--.-���������..  "I shall never forget the despair,, on  her face when I left her. I shall never  forget theory .that came from Her  lips7 '."���������' '���������'���������  ... " ' I shall -not be long, Nest,' I said.,  "I knew where the sick, woman was  -''���������^ijjs.-and I hastened thither/ I found  the nurse at the point of death. A  servant was sitting with her; and the  sick woman looked ��������� at me with an  imploring, face. ... '���������  .. " 'Send/her away, Sir, Rudolph,' she  said, 'I want to speak to you.'  "The woman went, and we were left  aJone. .'..'"  ,,"'Sir Rudolph,- said the nurse, 'I  know before, I speak that the words  I' have- to say will break your heart.  I riiean-t to die without uttering-them,  but I cannot. -I dare not depart with  this secret undisclosed. I���������I must confess  the truth.'. '.''./  " 'Certainly,' I said. 'If you have  anything on your mind, you had better tell me.' .,'-. ' - . :  "���������'Ah,', sir,', she said pityingly, "t  will lii-i :-1-r yot'ir lVr.-rt. ' Von will hpv>r  be happy again���������I know you so well,  sir; find y< t. if i. d,e wi.li.vii .en.iig  you. ' feel I shall never sleep in my  p.,....,.      1  o"-������uld not rest: T.should come  1.'      "���������-. ������������������" ������������������'���������<. \    ���������' '  7  ''"i'v.'.i iT.v. now.M said   for her words  had   excited   ln   nie. a   certain     horror  that   T   could   not   endure���������'tell   me   at,  once '.'  "She beckoned to mo to go closer to  her, and I did so. She raised her hand,  and 1  placed my ear to her lips.  " '1 dare not sp:nk aloud;' she said.  'Even the walls have ears, and they  might hear nie. What 1 have to say  Is a fatal secret that you must tell to  no one. Another life hangs on it. Sir  Rudolph, your wife. Lady Culmore.  pojsoned the little baby heir herself."  "I started back from her with :���������-  feeling of loathing and horror impossible to describe. Sly fair, gentle  Nest slay that little, tender babe! 7  ���������was filled with anger.  " 'You are raving !' I cried. 'It is a  mad,  wicked  fancy !'  " 'Sir.' ' sne said calmly,-', 'it is the  truth���������the plain, simple truth: and I  can die easily now that I have told it.  Sir, as surely as Heaven is above us,  Lady Culmore killed the child. I saw  her do it with 'my own eyes. I will  tell you: you shall judge for yourself.'  ."There was no help for it; I was  compelled to listen and I had begun  to fear���������ah., me. how  terrible /  " 'You remember,' she said, 'that the  baby was taken ill, and that we nursed him assiduously, no one more tenderly, more kindly than ?,tiss Nest.  The night he'^dled we were rather anxious about him, and Mhs Haziewood  "'"Giving baby his  medicine,"  said.    ���������7'It :Is  jtist .time,,' - ,7  ,   "'.'She tried to hide the bottle; but: 17  would ,not let/her, arid in the struggle  she 'dropped 'Itv    The     contents ;were  spilled  upon; the .pillow.    I  picked; up  the -bottle; - On it was a label with the:  one -terrible'  word���������'Poisbn." ,7^  ���������'���������'"You dropped : some of this into  the','teaspoon !', lerijd. \, 'You 'guilty,  .miserable woman, you have killed the  child I'-.'.". ���������������������������'. '..!-      .. ���������'���������;���������';"  ',"'She'did  not-deny it;  .She fell.', at  my feet, groveling,  crying out that it  was such a fragile little life, and'that  it parted  you from her.    She clung to :  niev.-ith cries andrtears.    She': told.-me.  thai      your    regiment    was I    ordered,  all pad,.. and   that   it   would /be   years  before  you  could   return ,;. and/marry':  her^-long years���������but 'that,  Jf the child:  died,, and   you" succeeded  to   the. baronetcy,  you   would   be:, obliged   tb 'sell;  out and, 'then ybu. wouldmafry her at.  once,  ��������� 'And I love hini so;'   she.cried,  plaintively;  -'I   love   him /so   deairly !' '  That'^was, all .she   kept   repeating��������� 'I.  love'Rim so!!   It: .was a terrible scene,;  sir���������the. child , already dead  in.' his . cot, '  and.tlie beautiful lady, with her white-  despairing     face,    crouching    on   tne  ground. '     ���������'. / "._-.'.  " ' 1/could: not let f him /go !* she^  moaned... 'He' has been so: faithful, so  loyal,, so good; he has loved ..ine so  -well. . Every,'one ease's love' prospers.  Why; should ���������we spend .all -the, ..best  years /of our. lives apart ? He.; might,  die abroad; he.whom .1 love with/my  .-whole.heart.;.,And it was oniyone'lit-  tl������ life,'-so fragile, so weak, .that stood  between him and, wealth.'  "'       ���������,���������';������������������  ���������".'She  bent    over  ..the"; little  ,,'one's  body.   .; ���������'���������'���������"    .'.-,'��������� '.'���������������������������'//���������'  '/  ,7;'  "'"See,',' she cried; "it has not suffered; it breathed-only for a.sfiort space  and/then died.. A. few;minutes ago It  was a weak,' struggling little .creature;  now1 it' is a bright/angel in heaven. I  have 'done.-no-serious'wrong.'..'I.have .set  the little, soul free,, arid I. need riot, part  from "my love. I have, given him; for-'  tune,/ wealtli,//all: that my heart desired: for hirn."';;/-��������� ,''-���������. ���������./'  ���������'...-," ' "The'law wiiltell a different story,  Miss Haziewood.-' I, said. ."In the eyes  of the law,as well as before heaven/the  life/'bf a little child is as sacred as that  of a grown-up person." - ;.//���������'- -.,  ; " 'Do, you know, Sir Rudolph,' .said  the nurse, -'I./do not thirik that up to  'that ., tirrie.lshe: had,, looked, upon ���������: the  deed as murder? She'had thought only  or removing; the obstacle that lay between /yoii, sir, and wealth���������that lay  ''between herself and her love. She'had,  never thought of the fact that-she'put  herself: within the power of. the law.  If yoii. had but seen her when I told  her thatl she"had-'committed/..a' murder  and deserved to be hanged! To prove  the truth of all T say, sir, look at/this.  I have saved it from that time to this.'  /���������''She drew from beneath her pillow  a. little bottle,-:-with the word 'Poison';  011 the label of it, and a frilled -white  linen pilloWTCase, , in /which holes had  been .burned.        7  ".'You can tell how deadly the poison  was when you see that.it has burned  the lineri: ������i this fashion,' ,said the  nurse. ' ,'But, the child did not suffer,  one minute; it died.at once. Well, sir,  Miss Haziewood cried, wept, prayed,  pleaded, until at"' last I promised no.t  to tell her-secret; but I can not keep  It in'death.' ;'  "'How am I to know this story is  true?' I asked. ^'These things you show  me are no proof.'   ,, '   . /  .-" 'A soul on the brink of eternity doe3  not' -lie, sir. ' Lady: Culmore paid me-  well to keep the secret, but I have very  often, been on the,point of telling you.'  ".'I do not believe you even now,* I  cried. 7  "'Look behind you,- sir,', she said.  You will read, the truth there.'  ,.   ������������������'���������'���������  "I  glanced in  the direction  in" which  she pointed, and  there I: saw my wife  standing   with   ghastly   terror   on   her  face and desperate fear in her:eyes. I  held  the bottle up to hei\j     ..'  "'Is it true?'    I asked,  "And  she fell upon  her knees/cowering, as she cried out���������  ".'Yes,   it   is  true!' , ...  "I can not describe." continued Sir  Rudolph, "My feelings of ho. ro'lv.Since  the shock 1 have never bee^i 'ths sarrie  man,' An hour.' later I stood with my  unfortunate wife, in her .boudoir, resolved that we' Khould .part that hour,  never to meet ai,ain. 1 had-loved her  vory dearly: bur., when I knew that she  had taken the life of that fair little  child, loathing took the place of love.  , "I told her, in grave, measured  words, that we must part, that night,  never more to meet: I told her that  the struggle, in my heart was a hard  one;-that I felt inclined to deliver  her up to " justice and to  Die fate she deserved. But she  was a woman, and my wife���������  1 could not..*iv her hanged; I hesitated,  as- II seemed to me, between two sins���������  screening a murderer, and giving up  to-justice the ���������������!',������. who hud sinned for  me.  "If I talked . to you forever. Ulric.  Kate,,! could not tell you all the details  .-���������I- lhe horrible scene. Poor, beautiful  Nest! Her grief was . terrible to.witness. Shi; clung to mo, she knelt at my  I eel. she prayed and pleaded with such  passionate despair that it might almost  have moved a heart of stone. What  she hud done had been don:- for love of  me.   (What   did   that  little   fragile  life  -,V. ���������.:-,,,  more- wretched or more bewildered. I  Poor Nest, how she loved me! She |  crouched at my feet in an agony of 1  tears, and I could not soothe her. She '  was worn and exhausted with the pas- J  sion  of her grief.  "'Dp not send me from you, love!'  she cried, in a voice like that of a  dying; woman. 'Kill me, if you will. 1  should bless even death at your hands!'  "What, was I to do? She had committed a cruel crime, she deserved  punishment; >Jt as she clung to my  feet, in: tears, how could I decide?  "'It was all for you, love,' she  moaned.;'''I could 1 jt bear that you  should go across the sea. I have loved  yoii so,dearly and so long, it seemed as  though we should never be happy!'  , " 'Happy! As though ..sin could ever  lead-to happiness!'  ..'���������',":'I 'would   have   killed   myself,   Rudolph,', she said, 'to make you happy.'  "And I knew it was true. I could not  give her up to justice, and I certainly  cquld not take her to my heart again,  although she had sinned for me.  "We had been three hours together  when a sudden idea occurred to me.  We could be husband and wife no more.  I could never kiss the face of a murderess; I could never touch the hands  thai; had taken ������the life of that fair  little child. All was over between my  once beloved Nest and me���������over forever. But I could shield her in some  measure./ She should never, if I could  help it, mix with the world again. The  idea occurred to me to bring her to  Ullamere���������no place could be more out  of-the world���������and to live out here the  roi- ainder of our sorrowful lives apart.  I would keep her secret on those conditions. She, must be content to live  alone without friends or visitois.  "For myself, so hot was my indignation, that I swore I would never touch  her hands again; and she promised that  she would never even lay a linger on  nie.'' Poor Nest! She broke that promise only once. We were to live together  ���������that is, under one roof���������but were to  be further apart than strangers; 'more  than^he bitterness of' death lay between us. She was never to approach  tny rooms nor I hers. We weie to  speak- only whehn necessity compelled  us. So I hoped to compromise matters,  to punish her for her sin, and In some  measure to shield her from the consequences.7 Yet I felt that I had made a  most miserable compromise.  /"I remember that she looked at me,  a hqpeless despair shining in her eyes.  ,,;'ig<Rudolph,' she said, 'the sentence  you have passed is heavier than the  sentence of death ; but I accept it, and  submit to it, coming from you.'  V "Then came two or three days that  f.: shall never forget, the abrupt breaking up'the party of friends, the surprise of, the servants. Some of them I  left in charge of Brooke! the two most  faithful: I brought here. I left orders  Cor the funeral of the' old nurse, who  died a few hours after she had confessed that miserable secret, to me���������  and then,we came here.  "Here we have lived since in the very  depths of misery. I adhered strictly ito  the rules laid down. I could not forgive  hiy wife her crime, although I knew It  had been, committed from love of me.  Every day it grew more horrible in my  eyes.arid every day the distance between us/increased. Every time I saw  ihose hands'-1 of hers I fancied them  holding the fatal dose, until I���������oh, may  heaven forgive me !���������until I hate her. I  never looked at her, I never heard the  sound of her voice, without thinking of  the murdered child.  ��������� "Only heaven knows the misery ot  our life., She asked me once to go with  her to church at Ulladale, and I laughed in scorn. A vile criminal, and the  man who had'hidden the murder of a  child,-.and.-that child his own brother's,  at: church! No; the bare idea was (revolting-"to1 me.  "I remember^one morning she came  to me and knelt at my feet. She prayed  me to give her one kind word, one kind  look, and I repulsed her. She looki.'W  at me long and steadily.  '"Rudolph," she said, 'your conduct  Is right, no doubt; but I" would rather  have been hanged."  *��������� "After that I noticed a great change  In her. , I do not think, frankly speak-  ng.that she never realized the enormity  Df her sin. 1 believe there had always  been a faint hope in her heart that I  should forgive her and take her back  again, poor child! The stories that I  heard from the servants about her  were so deplorable that 1 decided on  finding a companion for her. Kate,  who came as poor Nest's companion,  will be your wife, Ulric; and may heaven  send  you  a  happier  lot  than  has  .fallvii to me!  ��������� i could never tell you what I have  sufi'eied. When I have seen her most  tniserabls, my heart has relentel toward  her/arid "I have longed to say a kind  -word to her; then my loathing has returned,: and I could not speak it. Life  has been nothing but torture for me  and "for her. Least or all could I bear  to see her touch or speak to a child.  She knew that, and in my presence  never attempted it. What would have  become of us had her death not taken  place, I cannot tell. It was batter for  her, better for me. ���������  "She sinned, but she suffered; through  all the time of bitter enstrangement she  loved me as well and as passionately  as ever. She tried to atone for her  sin. How she pleaded to me that she  might   nurse   the, rector's   child!  ." 'I took a life, beloveiJjj.she said, 'for  love of you; let me save//one, and then  heaven may pardon me!' If heaven is  merciful, you must be merciful;'  "That is her story. How do you  judge her?"  Closed forever were the lips that  might have.pleaded in self-defence, the  eyes that had shed so many bitter  tears. She could tell us nothing of the  passion and love that had driven her  mad, of her sorrow and despair, her  torture and anguish. She lay silent.  Heaven would judge her.    Dare we?  Rudolph bent down, and kissed her  with  burning  tears.  "Who-will judge her?" he asked.  And no voice replied.     ���������      .  "What flowers will you place in her  hands,  Kate?"  said   Ulric,   softly.  Ah, me, not the white roses of innocence or the red blossoms of guilt! In  her golden hair, on her silent heart, in  her "white hands, I placed purple passion flowers, the truest emblem of her.  j E. S. TOPPING!  I .      TRAIL, 5. C. ]  J   Has mines and mining stocks for   |  sale; will try to protect investors.     1  LOTS FOR SALE IN  TRAIL AND DEKK PARK.  Will exariiineand report on mines.  Tweislj-eight years,' experience in  miniug.   Come or write.  BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1802.  Capital iwith power to increase) $2,920,000  Reserve $180,600  Head Office:���������(JflLombard St., London. Eng.  BRANCHES:  In British Columbia:���������Victoria, Vancouver.  New Westminhter, Nanalmo, Kamloops,  NELSON, KASLO and SANDOX (Slocan  district).  In the United States:���������San Francisco und  Portland.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS :  Canada:���������Canadlmi Bank of Commerce  Merchants Bank ofCiinada.the MolsonsBank  Imperial Bank of Canudawud Bank ol Nova  Scotia. United -tates :-K!anadlan Bank of  Commerce (Ai?ency), New York: Bank of  Jsovii Scotia, Chicago.   The London and San  The  .    lhe  ��������� .   -.    Aust-  iiAi.rA Aim New Zealand :���������Bank of Australasia.   Honolulu :���������Bishop A Co.  HENRY F. MYTTON, Manager  Sandon Branch.  Every Style and kind  done in the most  Artistic Manner....  Li  The Mining Review,  Sc  SPOKANE FALLS S NORTHERN .  NELSON I FORI SHEPPARD Rlf.'  RED MOUNTAIN RAW  THE ONLY ROUTE to TRAIL CREEK  and the mineral distriets of thu Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo, Kootenay  Lake and Slocan points.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY,    BETWEEX  SPOK aNE.ROSSLAND AND NELSON  IiKAVE ' ARRIVK  10.00 a.m Rossland 3.40 p.m.  S.10 a.m Nelson 0.00 p.m.  S.00 a.m Spokane 0.00 p.m.  No change of cars between Spokane and  Rossland.  Close connections at Nelson with steamers  for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers lor Kettle river jnd Boundary  creek connect at, Marcus with stage daily.  I0RTHERN  !       PACIFIC RAILWAY.  Solid Vestibule Trains.  Modern Equipmeht.    r  to Tucoma, Senttle,  Victoria. Vancouver, Portland, and California Points.  ,  St. Paul, St. Louis, Chicago, New  ,-York, Boston, and .ill Points East, also  European S. S. tickets.  TIJ1E   schedule.  No. 1. West  No. 2. East  Depart  Depart  10.55 p.m.  7.09 a.m.  For information, time-cards, maps and  tickets, call on or write F. D. GIBBS, general  agent, Spokane, Wash. ; or A. D. Charlton,  assistant passencer agent. No. S55 Morrison  street, corner Third, Portland, Oregon.  Kaslo and  Slocan  Railway.  TiriE CARD.  Leave  S.00 a.m.        Kaslo      Arrive 3.50 p.m.  S.30   "       South folk       "       3.15 *'  "      3.30   " Spoules "      2.15 "  '���������      9.51   "      Whitewater       '      2.00 ������������������  "     10.03   "       Bear Lake       "      1.48 "  "     10. IS   "        McGuigan       "      1.33 ���������'  "    10.3S   "   Cody Junction   "      1.12 "  ArrivelO.50   " Sandon      Leave 1.00 "  I am Lady Culmore now, for Sir Rudolph went back into the army, and  was slain at Isandula. Then Ulric gave  up the har and we were married, and  went to live at Brooke.    The memjiiry  Christmas Eve.   We were still together  nnd   t   was  .unable   to   decide   what  to  do.    I eouklinot give her up to justice.  ... ���������,,,.,���������!���������        x      . ,,    t    Shi* was my  wife   and sh* had  sinned  said she would sit. by  his cot while, 1 , ������ t       ��������� th  went down    to supper.      I was quite I ,ess a ^^ one_   Nq mau was ever  matter?. What was It in comparison 1 of the fair little child, or Its yofng  with my fortune, my love and hers? j mother, of beautiful Nest, has faded  I saw that wliat the old nurse had said 1 now; but Ulric, more my lover than  was true���������she did not regard the deed j ever since he has been my husband,  she had committed as murder, j says that, when he  sees 4,he mistletoe,  "Ah, you cannot tell what it was to ; the white berries look like tears upon  pie to have the woman I-loved best in it; and he will riot have it near us at  the   wu-!d   crouching   in   tears   at   my . Christmas time..  feet! This woman, weeping, praying, i But, though tears He on the mistle-  was my darling Nest; the face .1 had toe, the berries on the holly are ruddlly  loved, the white hands I had kissed red.as of old; and they, with the green  and caressed, were those of a murder- laurels, tell the same happy story and  oss, and that murderess was my wife! seem to breathe to us the same good  Hour after hour passed on that terrible   wish   as  always���������"A  merry  Christmas  CODY" LINE.  Leave 11.00 a.m.  "    .11.20   " ���������  Sandon  Cody  Arrive 11 45 a.nu  Leave 11.25   "  Subject to change without notice.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  K015ERT IRVING,  G. F. it P. A.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent.  anadian Pacific  Railway     md Soo Pacific.  The Most Direct Route to all Points in  Canada, United Status and Europe.  DAILY SERVICE.  Baggage  cheiked   through  to   destination  'without change.  -The Only Line  operating tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal  and noston without change, also through  cars to St.. Paul daily.  Luxurious   Sleepeis   an 1   Magnificent  Dining Cars on ail Trains..  Trains leave Sandon  14 o'clock, dailj, connections with steamers for the north,  except Monday ; and south daily,  except Sundays.  mm  ajid a happy New Tear."  THE END.  Call on nearest C. P.  R.  agent for lurther  particulars, It will save yo.11, time anil money..  A.   C.    McARTHUR,    agent, : Sandon f.  11. M.   Mafgregur,   traveling passengec  agent, Nelson; Geo. MuL. Brown, district.  passk*ngur >igent, Vancouver.  i -1. ���������������*��������� ';���������������  . ;        1  h   ������     ���������  <���������V1*!  L" *"*-. **  r������ii"m* .  ������> Iv   .   ' ��������� t ���������/,'  ,'"'.  Km".?' *  T <."*=,\ -.'   *  1 -Vj '   ' s-   ������\  1" jf    * * it       , 4  THE MINING REVIEW  .':'i'(ul  <���������  ���������CW!*'  Sftl  '������������������"  1  SATURDAY, AUGUST 7.1897.  MOUNTAIN   ECHOES.  All the Litest novels .it Ciifl'e's book  store.  Willi paper at Cliffe's book store,  che.ip.  Denver i= going to have a new school  house.  A solit.iry bicycler hu-*. made his appearance in Sandon.  Excellent views of Sandon for sa'e at  Cliffe's book store. 75 cents each.  The Sampling works talked of for  Nakusp are   to be erected at Itosebory.  Mrs. McNeil, wife of Mr. McNeil, of  the Grand Hotel, Nnki.sk, died on Monday last.  A large steam laundry is shortly to  be erected on Slocan Star street, near  The Mining Rrvir.w ollice.  The fir** brigade-took a run fur exer-  cise���������on Thursday evening, and showed  themselves fit for an emergency.  Rev. A. M. Sanford   will  preach  lo-  1    morrow at  11 a.m., in  Spencer's  hall  and in Crawford's hall at, 7.45 p.in  John Johnson, drunk and   lighting;  John  Olnon,  carrying concealed anus,  are to have a   hearing before the local  ,   Beaks on the 10th.  Messrs. U. Cunning and E. Sutclill'e  went over on Friday lust and organized  a lodge of Oddl'ellowc with a larg?  m< mbership that evening   t Slocan.  F. E. Kelly,  part owner of the  Reco  .mine at Sandon, came down  the lake  Tuesday,   and    looked  over  the   rich  mines of the Arlington basin.���������Siocini  ���������   News.  Rev. W. \V. Menzies will preach tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the school house,  and at 7.30 p.m. in Sp< ncer's hall.  Subject in tho evening, '-The Vision of  Dry Rones."  , Mr.   i.'onaldson,   druggist,     has   re-  ��������� moved the back partition  in his store,  and   extended   his   store ooveral feet.  which will give him nearly double the  room he formerly had.  '^Senior Constable Mountain of Three  Forks, is acting' here pending an investigation into tli'e management of  Chief Hamilton, who is suspended, and  asks for an investigation which will be  held on Tuesday next.  The anxious enquiry made for town  lots, business stands and business sites  in Sandon is evidence the outside world  is convinced Sandon is the best business town in the Kootenay country,  and the outside world is right.  Mr. Morley, of Victoria, a large  share holder in tho Argo was here a  few days ago, and after looking  through the mine is more convinced  than ever th*it there is something well  worth digging for in the Argo.  The foreman of the Canwronian is  down from the mine with specimens  that promise bettor than any before  brought to the surface. The company  look for handsome returns from the  shipments they are shortly to make.  The Rev. Dr. Robertson, Superintendent of Presbyterian missions, gave  a very instructive discourse hero on  Sunday last, and since, ho a. d the congregation are looking into tlie feasibility of erecting a new church building  here.  We learn that Mr. Bates, who has  had charge of the electric light station  here (or several months, has severed  his connection with the company, lie  is a very obliging man and was very  popular wi h the customers of the institution.  ��������� There is a mixtur* of some magnitude between certain of our townspeople and the chief ol police, which has  led to an investigation that will bo  held here on Tuesday next. *���������'* e have  no comments to make until the bottom  of the matter is reached.  Shelton & Co. of this town are removing their furniture ware rooms to  New Denver because they cannot get  insurance here. This is another argument for the organization of a tnutti.il  insurance association here, with which  we dealt iu previous issues.  The projectors of tho new hotel to be  built on Slocan Star street, just b ick of  the Hotel Sandon, a re Messrs. Tenant  and Hansen from the State of Iowa.  The building will be 38x100 feet, 3  stories and cellar, and will cost about  $10,000. Work is to be commenced at  once.  A wagon coming up Slocan Star  street on Saturday containing an elevated cargo supported on either side  by guy ropes, in the hands of pedestrians, would strike a visitor as being  the removal of Cleopatra's needle. It  turned out, however, to be a case of  plate glass for,tlie new Harris block.  A good story is told of Christie, policeman at Slocan City. His attention  was called to a spot where two professionals were engaged in a game of fisticuffs He arrested the one and put  him in the cooler. The other said he  wanted a man with whom he could  finish the rounds. "I'll accommodate  you,"s������id Christie, and at it they went,  Christie being declared tiie winner in  the 10th round.  Some of our Kootenay exchanges  are offering sewing machines, chromos  etc, as inducements to subscrioers.  This, is bringing, journalism into the  mud in earnest. A newspaper should  have a commercial value as well as a  pound of sugar, if conducted properly ;  and if the public'. ivithin.a reasonable  radius of -'he oi lice of publication will  not take it without chromos, there  must be something wrong with either  the judgement-and .taste of the local;  public or the gcii up of the -paper.'  That's the way we look at the matter,  at least.!  Anent the present police difficulty, it  is unnecessary   to.say   that   the whole  matter is  one that must,  be  handled  ���������with great care.   Sandon is essentially  a mining camp, and  to keep  niiners  here, on whose presence, the existence  and  growth of the   place   mainly  de-  pcnncl, a great d *aJ of license and "liberty-must be given them. On the other  hand  the   growth  of the  commercial  element will be from  the east  where  quieter customs arid uauag'es have prevailed.     The   only   course   then   is a  happy compromise,  where  the  rights  of both elements  will be duly  considered.    Neither   class must; be allowed  to draw lines too tightly.  Chief       Hamilton       has  po^si-s.-h ii       a    dangerous  Karlo council cannot form a quorum.  School children will remember that  the school opens on the ninth inst.  Ail school books at Ciifl'e's book  store ior the opening of school on the  <Jth inn. "        "������  ' Pier.so ut FiVhoran* breaking ground  to er< et -i new and handsome hotel opposite then- brewery.  Mr. Itiblet is engineer on the new  wall r works si stem ior'Sandon. He  s ivs the pipes are ordered, and on their  arriv,,J work will be pushed to a completion.  in his  looking  Kmlo that was c.irrlcd by the  two Italian knife grinders that wire  acnlenerd for murder at Grenfell, Vssa.,  .three oi loin years ago.  The K <fr ri. li. \i. people have ] rom-  i������.ed tiie irround for thu Reco .concentrator just opposite the C. P. li. depot,  and when the writings uncompleted,  work on the concentrator wi.I be begun  and pushed to completion.  A. Hill has n turned Irom his pros-  pi cling iri]j in the vicinity of Arrow-  lit ad. He lias st ikul out three or four  cltdm-v, ono of whioh he r-gnrds as  vspeeh.IJy promising. While there he  saw one "lead -leaked < m for several  mil's by di He rent parties. Al places  itw.tr' (JO feet wile but of very low  grade ore.  Two young men oi the town, pre-  pund with alt the paraphenalia of a  prospector's outfit and prnvis-ionid for  an tinliniile'l tune, s'lenlly wended  their tortuous way over and. beyond  i.lie hills to the south, mineral bent.  Alter a weaiyi.g climb they located  ami ni.ide a strike with the pick.not in  tlie '���������golden" rock but, in the ImcU'of a  a ])ort'm me. - ^n il ('"v or ���������,wo anotlu r  strike was made���������for home, vowing to  leave such folly to experienced hands  and va"rants.  PEKSOXAL   MENTI OxNV.  Mr. Arnold has gone to Spjknne to  bring his wife to Sandon.  S. M. Wharton, ot Rossland, who is  said to have some interest iii the Reco,  was in town Sati-irda - last.  Xrs. A. D. Williams ami family are  leaving in a day or two for a long visit,  to their old home in Nova Scotia.  Miss  Crawford  is shortly  going   to  Toronto   Newspaper   Men   in the   City.  Messrs. J. S. and 11. S. Douglas, of  the Toronto Mail and Empire have  spent a co'iph* ol days in town looking  ov< r iutertstb some of their friends  possess" in thrse parts, and gathering  suitable data for correspondence for  their paper. After calling on The Ri>  vii w, they spent some t'liic with Mr.  Harris, who busy man that he always  is, is every ready to receive in a most  courteous manner any and every one  who want any information about this  part oi tlie Ivook nay ; and 'here is no  tint; more conipott ut to give it authentically.  THE HOTEL Villi  Strictly firsl-el 'ss.  Cai'X. M. A. Mokiuson, Manager.  MoisivisoN vt McDonu.d. Proprietors.  THE NEW YO  Notice.  Nauru !i hereby Hi ven thai at the expiration  of onu month iroin tin; 'ir������t imblicrtion  liei-etil, I -hull iijjply io the Sliiicmliaiy Majis-  IriiU-liirdir District ol West ICoulenay, lor  a liCTiisu lo -ell liijuor by reiall at my  propoMil huli-1, .-ituati on Kuco street, in lhe  town of S.union.  Dateil this, ililth day of July. 111')".  I). J. McL-AGIILAN.  Toronto   win re  she  will' take  full  course in lhe conservatory of music.  T. 11. Li ni-iox, B. A., science master  of Woodstock (Ont.) Collegiate Institute, was a gin st this week of Mrs. A.  Crawiord.  IL. S. Riblet. of J-Iount 'Vernon,  Wash., was in town last week io see his  brother B. C. boloro taking a trip to  the Klondyke.  F. S. Kennedy, of Black's, wh'o has  been rusticating, around the country,  has returned, and is now on deck i.t his  post aijaiii.  Notice.  Notice is lieruby given Hiatal the expiration of one month fiom iir.st publicnllon hero  ol tho iiiiilcr.s'Kiicil will apply lo the Stipendiary .Magistral!.', lor the district ol West  Ivoolcnaj. lor a licence lo .sell Honors by retail, at the hotel si muted on Lot III, aloe!*: 2,  Keeo Avenue, Sandon.  Dated at Sandon, Miisillst day of July, 1M17.  X. U. McINNIS.  Land Surveyed,.  The underpinned 1- uialiinga ,Sur"Jpy.nI the  Kaslo anil Slocan Hallway I,anil Gnnvi anil  will lie ready to in alio Survey of yny Mining  Cl.tihisaloie'  Slwcan lake.  A. K  ' jt?      s  Good Simple Rooms and  all other essentials of a first-class house.  Slabs for sale a������ the  SANDON   SAWMILL.  Cheapest and best fuel in market.  Geo. Lovatt, Proprii tor.  on the Cody road are now preparing  'for business; and in a few days will be  ready to fill  all orders for  EXTA FINE LAGER BEEB^  PORTER and BOTTLED BEER.  Dreyer & Iiorfmeier.  /  A"A"A~A^A^  ��������� lis*- J5i"*-Ss*- &-  -Proctor & McMillan Bros.  4*  OF BALFOUR  <#  Manufacture a fust class article in Pressed Brick ��������� they are selling at low figures. Any sized order attended to promptly. Full  particulars from any of our agents.     ������  RJ^Palmer, B.A., Sc.  Piiovi.vci.u. Land Suhveyoi*,  ���������Saudon.  o  Agent5���������R..nd it WaUhridffc.  '*  M. L. Grimmett, l.l.b.  B.viiiijsTKi',    Solicitor,    Notary ���������,  l'ui'Lic, Etc.  Sandon,     B. C  J.J. Godfrey, W. J. Bowser, L L.B  F. L. Christie. L. L. 13.  Bowser,  Godfrey  &' Christie,  B.\nRi.<i'r.i;s, Solicitous, Etc.  Sandon, B. C. Vancouver, B. C  AT TIIE .HOTELS.  Black's���������J. ri. I) aiglas, II. R. Douglas, Jas. Tatton, G. S. Gavotte. A. E.  Rowland. B. B. W.ilince, T. Canliin,  Toronto ; J. H. Ingram, Calgary ; D. R.  Clark, Winnipeg; D. S. McKay. Na-  ktibp; P. Dueber, Spokane; F. 0. Biliey,  L. C'r.iitr, Silverton ; J. Ilowey, J. Keen,  C. XV. McAdam, E. XV. Murphy. Kaslo;  A. ri. Ireland, Rossland ; T. J. MoCann.  Ottawa ; T. 11. Middieombe, J. C. Welter, Trail; R. D. Kirk wood, Mr. and  Mrs. H. C. Campbell-Johnstone, New  Denver; J. il. Frcemolil, Victoria ; C.  W. Field, Duluth; ri. J. Southern?, London, Eng.  Goodenough���������F.B. Smith, Union; R.  R. Putnam, Victoria ; A. Burnofl', W.T.  Whellams. VV. H. .Adams, Kaslo; C.  Dawson, W.J.Collins, J.E.Jackson,  E. J. Short, Spokane; G.XV. Ptrrie.  Denver ; 0. Oiter.sh.igan, Ii. Hansen,  Portland; E.G. Rykert, Montreal;.!.  Semover, Columbia River; Rev. Dr.  Robertson, Mrs. and Miss Robertson,  Winnipeg; C. llensen. E. G. Tremont,  Slocan City.  Hotel Sandon���������J. Lafcdit. Lardeau ;  J. 11. Ingrain, Calgary; C. S. Burnett.  Rossland; A. Mcl;h<*e, Silverton ; Ed.  Burns, C. C. McKenzie, Toronto; J.  McLeot!, Trout Lake; A. Cameron, J.  Moll'att, Slocan City.  MLNING RECORDS.  The Transfers Recorded at New Denver.  .July -J7  Jns I-' r,i.>ahy,,r O Bolander, Jus HCanifron,  Jas L Li'iihv, triistoe. The Kohinili'r, May (i ������1  Chas S kashdall to (ieo Alan ���������l Knictiun,  July as,.-SI  .1 (1 MUloy Lo J S Douglas���������} Caldman and  SuiuiiiilNo-, Jnly-T, 41  July 2-s  farter II Ilrlndlu to \V S Taylor���������Tins (iueen  Citv, .Iiilv 2l,f>I  Krnest .il Hrmdle lo W S Taylor���������The Albion, July 21,:J,l  K M Sainltlands to A Iv Dighy���������Option on  dill and (Jltll .extension, Jum 27, SI  .1 IT I'latts to .1 C rial-���������The Charlosiown  and Narrow Ci ww. JnlvJI, .5!  Klia Xnmiiav to II <1 TivlSK���������\ Conlinumal,  July -2],;SI  July a I  Jieifiillhoi'lev to Altiort Hchtie���������l-'l Adlron-  daclc, July 'ii, SI   ��������� ,  Win It Hart to C M Cielhliii,'���������1-8 Adirondack, April 2, SKMKI '  C M OethinK t������ Jas Gillhoolcy���������1-.') Adlron-  daclc, Vprll lli,;$1  Herman clever toAlbert Rohne��������� l-!IAihron-  dack,.lnly 27, $1       .-.-������������������  J SX-.tureneo to P Gimelle���������1-12 sewooliim-  b'ni ami Felix, Juno II .-Jl  Wm P Mcclurv to Byron M White���������all  intnrcst in Noonday, Fourth of July and rey  ���������Eaecle, July 17, $1.  Edward Stewart lo Vancouver Group Jfiu-  int; Co���������The Keeardo, July 30.S1  John Bi'i'ncn to JamesO'mien���������VCarbonate,  July-B, $ I  August 2  Herbert T Twlpp to Geo W Hughes���������| contl-  nontal,.Tnly28, $500'  Goo W Hughes to F.I Fiuucane���������} slneiier,  ,Tul.v2S,.*?l  VV s Taylor to Amos Thompson���������Q,ucenoity.  nnd Alblon.July 21, $1 I  W J Gibbons to W c White���������j London Fraction,. Iuly2!l,-$2o0  II II Pitts to .Tas cltyaii���������1-(! Soho, .ruly  IS, $1000  D R McLean to jc Ryan���������} Far Away, April  14. Sao'.i  The Wonderful Group Mining Co to K'Jward  Tange���������Lease olfiW) feet of the wash irrground  sluice for 180 (lays, May 2$ -ir  August 3  David Matheson to s TOwings���������The Neglected, August 2, $700  jas OHllhooley to Albert nehne���������J Teller and  Memphis, July 22.1 -  III!llll!liliHillii:i!l>lll!l!llilllNllllllllll]||||||||||llllllliill!IIIin  So that your eyes may receive the  greatest help possible, thus avoiding  any danger which may arise from  cheap misfitted  Thus bringing on Nervous Prostration,  Headache, Information ot the Eyes,  Dizziness, Watery lives, Sec. Often  these troubles arc brought on by  neglecting to wear Glasses when  needed.  YOUNG  PEOPLE  As well as old are often afflicted, and  should wear them at all costs.  "A large   stock   of  Jewellery always  kept in .stock.  Fine Watcl^ Repairing a specialty.  All custom work kept in a fire-proof  safe.  G.  JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN.  llll!;!llliilIllilllllllllllllllllllllllll!IIIIllMlllllMIIMIII11llllllllllll  .    .        ooooooo  Carries a complete line of Clothing,  Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, and in  fact, every thing in the Gents' Furnish-  ���������ng line.  *  Kaslo  K. BYERS.  Sandon  E. M. SANDILANDS.  Nelson  E. TRAVIS.  KILN DIED COAST LUMBER  Flooding, Siding, Wide Clear Fir and Cedar, Wainscoting, Ceilings,  Mouldings, Moulded Casings,  Finishing Lumber, Brackets,  Lath,  *    Shingles, etc., etc.  :ci  f-v,      \\      Entire hills of Finishing Lumber furnished.  Orders taken for Sas.h, Store Fronts, Bars, Refrigerators,  Store and Oflice Fixtures, and Fire-proof Safes.  o  RAND & WftLLBRIDGE  Mining and Stock Brokers.  SOLE AGENTS FOR SALE OF TREASURY STOCK.  t\  'XI  &1  a  1 Groceries, Hardware'' Tinware.  Dry Goods,- Clothing-, Boots and Shoes.  in  I  Sa  o  WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF EVERYTHING.  SANDON AND', ROSSLAND. '  immrnrnmim  -<5'J  .Dealer in Meats  \wssB!^sw^ms^i!ammaK.  At Sandon, RosskndrSelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and Three Forks.  Sandon. Slocan City.  m^^m^^^^^B^i^^^^^^^^^^^j,  WHEN IN StfNbON STOP AT THE  FAGfbllY AND YAJ.D Xf.XT TO El.KCTJvlC TOTVi:!? HOriSE,"     SANDON.  l  AT THE OLD SANDON HALL YOU WILL FIND  -wrri-r A  New and   Complete .Line of  FURNITURE  CALL AND EXAMINE GOODS.  SANDON, B. C.  OS  ������t  The undersigned begs to inform the ladies of Sandon and  vicinity that she  has opened a new Ladies Furnishing Store in Sandon.  NEW GOODS.  "m  NOW ARRIVING ^======  will make her stock most complete in all departments.    Styles in every line the  very latest; goods the very best, and prices the very lowest.  Shop three doors west from Sandon Hotel.  ������  ��������� SANDON, B. 0.    '  -   Rates $2.50 to $4.00 per day.  I-Icad(]uiirtcrs for Mining ***  and Commercial Men. R. CUNNING, Pkopiuetor.  ^^^^^^S^^gg^^^r^^^^d^^^j  Summer Suit  CALL AT  The Miners' Tailor, ���������  Opposite Ira Black's Hotel,  and examine the latest in Fine Irish  Serges, Scotch Tweeds and English  Worsteds.  A full line of Pant Goods,   Fancy  Vestings, &c.  Perfect Fit and Finish.  SUBSCRIBE FOB  $2.00 ft YEAR-STBICTLY IU ADVANCE.  Wm. C. Zelle, E. M.  Win. L. O'Connell.  MINING   OPERATORS.  Dcctla of all description.*, dr.iwn up.  Practical  experience iu  the   development and niiintigoinent of mines.  A knowledge of this, and Mii-rounding camps, enal les us to oiler good properties  to investors. "'���������".' ���������   ��������� '  Conscientious reports furnished or properties. Correspondance solicited.  SANDON, B.'C.  . '��������� ''..:. ��������� i' 7'''  Everything Up-to-date  in our'line;   A fine selection of Worsteds, Tweeds and Fancy Vestings.  Agents for the Dominion  Piano  and Organ-'Co.  Gents' Furnishings  Wm. K. Leighton. - A. D. Williams  LBIGHTON.& WILLIAMS  FINING OPERATORS AND BROKERS..  OFFICIAL  BROKERS.  Olllccs :  SANDON, B.C.  NANAIMO, B C,  The Argo Mines of Sandon, Ltd. Lty.  The Kokance Creek Mining and Milling Co., Ltd. Lty.  We hiu c a fine list of Prospects and Alines for sale; also several Fractional  Interests,in Developed Properties close to Sandon.  COitllESl'OKUEKC!J5   SOLICITED.  .?���������  RUNNING RIGHT?  ..-������������������,���������   If so, you are in luck, if  not, better send to us.   We  .,���������.-'..������������������:  will make it hun PKOPffELY,  and not charge, tbo much.1  either.   Or if you need a  JIMIUIIIIIIIIIIllli'qilUllllinillllllllllMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIK  iiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiniiiiiiiiii iiniiiiiiiii iiiiniiiiiiiiuiiiHini  ��������� we have all the best makes, .,..'-'.  and guaiantee them to be  ���������������������������-.'���������   accurate time-pieces; also  on hand a   well   assorted 7  stock of  SILVERWARE,  ��������� '   KNIVES, &c. .    ���������   ;,-7::  R.    Strathern & Co;  W?tcheS, ClOCkS, JeWelry.    W.Haller, Manager.   Sandon, B.C.  - ������  -���������ur-  '.-���������  II   -' .7  ���������"iii"   *������*- '   '  1   -      . r*      .  i��������� 1 i���������  WrVTi7V,T'"^,T  - l rt i;    ���������  ���������},' I*  -i1*"',v.,  fv1 -"*y" ��������� ij   " ,������  !.-,  p i: ���������  ii       '������������������';���������  ,-i   ������."'*''."\  '������������������\.f  i -i i ���������>���������  '���������  " V,     1 . . '   .',���������.'  ��������� ft  '.���������aft.'  .     < :


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