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 Volume V.   No. 27.  NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 7, 1898.  Price, $2.00 Year  on'yH^nes of sTocan-  5FM  Speaking in his annual report of the  mines of the Slocan. Minister of Mines  Carlyle says:  "The actual amount paid in dividends  cannot be stated, as some of the mines  never make their profits public, such as  the now famous Payne, but it is known  that the total amount is at least Sl,800,-  O00, of .which $960,000 were paid in 1897.  The following- mines have stated  publicly their dividends: Slocan Star,  $400,000; .Reco, S'287,500; Idaho, S220,-  000; Rambler-Cariboo, $10,000; Good-  enough, ��32,500; Last Chance, S37,000.  "In the autumn of 1896 and the winter  of 1.897, the silver mines of the Slocan  attracted unusual attention, as the great  money making possibilities of very high  grade" silver-lead veins became apparent. A real boom was inaugurated,  the different towns built up rapid lv as  many people crowded in, but in July  the sudden drop in the price of silver  checked all speculation and the boom  was over.  The increased output of Slocan for  1897 speaks for itself, while the record  of some of its mines during the past  year attracts much attention. One  significant feature during- the year has  been that despite the fact that gold is  the favorite and silver has fewer  friends, several of the larger and developed properties have passed under,  the control of British capital, find others  are being- examined with a view to purchase, tiie fact being- realized that this  high grade Slocan silver-lead ore is  exceedingly profitable, and yielding-  handsome dividends.  No new properties attained special  prominence during the year, but several  of the oidor claims forged ahead and  became heavy shippers, such as the  Payne, Ruth' and Whitewater, and  several, such as the Queen Bess,  Charleston, lvanhoe, Last Chance, etc ,  are reported to have good ore chutes  now in sight, but no mines were visited  by the writer during- the past season.  First, hut small, shipments were made  from quite a number of new claims, development work is progressing- in many  places, and remembering- how every  good 'property in the Slocan had very  insignificant surface prospects, it is impossible to tell when a. good ore-chute  of this high grade ore may be struck,  and a mine hitherto little 'known suddenly spring- into prominence."  After discussing- freight and smelting  charges   on   Slocan    ore,  the    report  says: "The Province levies a tax of L  per cent, on the value of the ore after  deducting the freight anil treatment  charges/ Hence the average ore for  1897 yielding- 108 5 ozs. silver and 45.7  per cent, lead, at the average prices Jor  1897, would be worth ��97.70 per ton,  from which have to be deducted, for  freight and treatment. $22.00; dutv on  lead (100%). 815.25; Government "tax,  75 cents; in all, S38-.00; besides the cost  of mining, sacking and transport to  point of shipment, so that the nee value  or profit on average Slocan ore will be  about $50 to $55 per ton."  Brief mention is made in the report of  the   working    mines   as   well   as   the  promising prospects,   as  follows:   "A  little over a year ago the half interest  in the Payne and adjoining claims was  purchased for $87,000 by the owners of  the other half, and since then this mine,  the first located in the Slocan, has taken  first place as shipper: and  for the past  year has paid its owners,  who are very  reticent, the largest dividends of any  silver mine in the Province.    To-day  there is said to be now opened up by  tunnels and raises a very long chute of  ore, from which  a daily shipment of 50  tons can be easily maintained for a long-  period.   The cost  of   mining is  very  low, very little dynamite being required, and for transporting ore to both the  K. & S.  and C.P.  railroads probably  the longest three-rail gravity tramway  in the world has lately been completed.  This tramway is (5,000 feet long, with a  vertical drop of 2,500 feet; steel cable,  ���f-ineh; load per car,   5  tons; average  time of descent, 8 minutes.    It passes  over trestles for much of the way, but  is covered where needed by snowsheds.  At the upper end is a Blake crusher, so  that the ore is very easily sacked, little  or no sorting being done other than that  in the stopes.  The Slocan Star has not been as  heavy a shipper during the past year,  but the concentrator is kept almost  constantly running. The lower tunnel  has struck the ore chute, which here so  far proves to be concentrating ore, and  development work is being pushed.  "The controlling interest in the Ruth  has passed since last report into the  hands of an English company, and during the past year this mine lias risen to  be one of the largest and most constant  shippers in the Slocan, while work is  being advanced rapidly.  "On the Reco work has been confined  to the small vein, nothing- further having been done on the larger. The  different tunnels have been advanced,  and recently some of the best ore ever  found in the mine, carrying much  pyrargyrite or ruby silver in the  galena, has been uncovered. A line  for an aerial tramway has been cutout from Sandon to "the mine The  mine is closed entirely wheibsnowslides  begin to run in the spring, and considerable water comes into the workings.  A dividend of 8100,000 was declared  January 1st, 1898, making 8287,500 in  all, and another is promised to be paid  soon.  "The Idaho-Alamo last summer passed into the control of the Scottish  Colonial Gold Fields, Ltd., and much  work is being now done to further develop these and the Cumberland. The  concentrator has had some radical  changes made, and the present time  2.000 tons of high grade ore are ready  for milling.  "In the Last Chance the discovery of  very fine ore chutes is reported by'the  manager, Mr. T. A. Woods, so that this  property will probably become one of  the most important shippers during the  present year.  "The Noble Five was forced to suspend work on account of the lack of  funds, and indebtedness. The concentrator and Finlayspn tramway, mentioned in Bulletin' No. 3, were'erected  and exploratory work vigorously prosecuted, but, as has since transpired, the  large expenditure for tramway and  mill was premature, as not much pay-  ore was found and the mine soon drifted  behind, aud with no capital to go further, had to face the inevitable and shut  down. Arrangements are now completed to permit continuance of development under other aud better cohditi ons  "The Washington, R. E. Lee, Rambler-Cariboo, Best, Antoine, Surprise.  Great Western are still being developed  and shipping ore, but work has stopped  on the Slocan Boy, Argo, Carnation.  Reed and Tenderfoot, Monitor, etc.  ���'The Lucky Jim mine is now shipping several cars per day to the Pilot  Bay concentrator from its large reserves  of concentrating ore.  "The Dardanelles company, having  well equipped this mine, is now developing and has found, as reported by Mr.  Tretheway, in the lower workings the  continuation of the ore  the upper workings  owners.  "The. Queen   Bess  property  chute worked in  bv   the    former  is now  owned by the Queen Bess Proprietary  Co., England, and it is reported that the  work done during the past year has  shown up much more ore, from which  shipments are being made.  "When   the Galena Farm  property  was visited in 189(5  it was then seen to  be one of the most promising prospects  in the district, but everyone was amazed on learning  this  undeveloped prospect  was to bo overwhelmed   by   the  excessive and absurd capitalization of  ��550,000, or $2,575,000, and burdened by  promises of speedy dividends.   The upshot was inevitable.    Even yet only   a  few   hundred   feet   of   work has been  done, far from enough to prospect but  very little of this ground,   which, with  more extensive development, has many  chances of yet proving up well even if  at present not much good ore is iu sight  in  this strong ledire', although  a  very  decided improvement  is now reported.  In the report for  189 5 the  presence  of  zinc blende  was mentioned twice,  but  this mineral is  found  in  all the Slocan  mines to a greater or less degree.   This  property  has not had justice  done  to  what was showing a year ago, and it is  simply absurd to condemn it altogether.  An excellent plant  operated  hy water-  power is installed,but for some reason or  another the air compressor,all ready for  work, has not been used.    A few hundred feet of work on  such a property  may, as is many times the case, prove  nothing* of value, while more extended  work may, but it is extremely dangerous to make promises of large'dividends  to the shareholders before the pay-ore  has been   found   and  blocked out in  sufficient   quantities   to  warrant such  promises.  "The Wakefield, Thompson, and  Vancouver Groups, up Four Mile creek,  are stated to have good showing of ore,  and shipments are being made this  winter from the last two.' The Fisher  Maiden resumed work for a time under  Mr. Frank Watson.  Of properties located in the Slocan  City Mining Division, the report says :  "A'good many claims wore bonded and  explored during the past year, but not  much advance was made, as the veins  seemed to be broken and irregular, and  the high grade ore scattered in segregations along minor line of weakness.  Work was suspended for a time on  the Enterprise, but resumed Nov. 1st  with 40 men. Contracts have been let  for the hauling of a large  quantity of  ore   during  this   winter to the   lake.  Drifts and upraises are being run.  "On the Kalispel four or five men are  .   at work,   and a   5-ton   shipment was  OM   made in December to the Hall Mines  Tj)   smelter.  ^ "On the Highland light, three miles  up Ten-Mile creek on the north side,  two men are at work driving a tunnel  35 feet long on a vein of high grade  dry silver ore, of native and ruby-  silver.  "In the same section and undertime  same owners two men arc working in a  92-foot tunnel on the Victor, on the same  kind of silver ore.  "The Silver Nugget claim lies in  Mile creek basin over the summit from  the Victor, and a few men are working  on very rich silver ore,carrying nugget  and wire silver, of which' ore 5- tons  were shipped to the Hall Mines smelter  in December.  "On Twelve Mile creek work has  been carried, on during the fall and  winter on the dry ore, carrying argen-  tite and pyrites, chiefly at the Pay-  streak, Eli groups and Jubilee, from the  first of which 7 tons were shipped to the  Hall Mines smelter.  "On the Arlington, Springer creek,  Mr. Frank Watson has 12 men at work,  the shaft having been sunk to 1(50 feet  and drifts run off at different levels. A  steam hoist has been put on, and some  fine ore is reported, of which two car  loads were sent to the Hall Mines  smelter in December.  "On the Two Friends 6 men are at  work and some ore is being taken, out,  one car having been shipped in the  fall. A secomf vein is being-opened up.  "in the fall 0 to 10 men were at work  on the Meteor, but during- the winter  only 2 or 3. Three car loads of high  grade ore, running from lfiO to 267  ounces of silver and S'i to $14 in gold  per ton, were shipped during the fall.  Three men were at work on the Columbia, and a 200-foot cross cut tunnel,  with drifts along the vein oE the dry  silver ore, had been run.  -'Tiie Evening Star claim is now  under bond to Hugh Sutherland, of  Winnipeg. A shipment was made in  November of rich silver ore, but no  work is being done at the present time.  "On the Exchange, Victoria, etc..  until the early part of December, 14  men were at work, but noneat present,  shafts having been sunk and drifts  driven.  Seven men are at work on the l.X.L.  and Excelsior, and there is now a 55-  foot shaft and 85-foot drift.  "The Republic is being worked by  the original Owners who will ship a car  load of silver ore in .January.  "On the Howard Fraction, Lemon  creek, work is now suspended During  last summer a. cross cut tunnel was  driven and some drifting-done, and two  or three car loads of ore taken out.  "From the Gold Wedge a trail has  been built through Kootenay Pass to  Kootenay lake. Twelve men were;  working and some rich ore is reported  as being taken out. This claim is on  second North Fork of -Lemon,east of the  Crusader group.  "A GO-foot shaft has been sunk on the  Crusader, a few tons of ore are on the  dump, and the owners, Faas aud Crawford, are now working.  "On ihe Kilo  S men   were at work,  and a small  shipment of gold ore was  sent to the Hall Mines smelter.    Located on the  first North Fork  of  Lemon I  creek.  .���"The Alberta is being worked by|  Beauchesne and Livingstone, and a j  small shipment has been made to the!  Hall Mines smelter. |  "On the Chapleauthe original owners  now have 4 men at work, and there are  two shafts SO and 60 feet deep with  short drifts. Two car loads of rich ore  were shipped late in the year, of which  one 20-ton lot ran 5.02 ounces in gold  and 60 3 ounces in silver per ton.  "About two car loads of ore are on  the Cameronian dump, and is being-  sacked for shipment. Little or no development work is being now done.  There is an 80-foot shaft."  next the item of education, $280,000. It  will cost $145,710 for salaries of civil government officials, secretaries, etc.; $108,-  022 for tbe maintenance of public  institutions, $47,305 for legislation, $51,-  550 for hospitals and charities; $15,(5oO  for travelling expenses of officers on  duty, $17,000 for revenue services, $115,-  278 miscellaneous expenditures, and  $48.50 for the rent "of government house  at Victoria.  In the public works estimates tbe sum  of $118,450 is set apart for tbe construction and addition of school buildings;  Nelson gets $4,000 for this purpose, Slocan City, $1,000, Rossland $5,000, Ymir  $1,000, Revelstoke $1,200, North Bend  $800, Lillooet $1,000, Ash croft $1,000.  New Denver was given $1,000 last year,  and this time a small appropriation is  asked for out of the $5,000 set aside for  general improvements, to be expended  in fence building etc.  For roads, streels, bridgesiand wharves  this Riding of West Kootenay district is  given $40,000, the largest appropriation  of any. In addition to' this smaller  grants are made for specified road and  bridge building in the riding. Slocan  City is given $1,000 for a bridge across  Slocan river, and $3,000 is set aside to  refund part of the cost of Ten Mile wagon  road.  Nelson is given $300 in aid of the fire  department, Rossland $300, Eevelstoke  $200, Kaslo $200 and Trail $200.  ENGINEER   HAMLIN   DEAD.  East Canaan ^@Ws.  L. B. Hamlin, civil engineer, of Victoria,   who   was   sent   to'   the   Yukon  country by the Provincial Government  to report on the condition of the rivers  between Teslin lake and Dawson City,  died in the Klondike metropolis on February 1(5, from the effects of cold and  exposure.    Mr. Hamlin and a companion had taken part in a rush to Reindeer   creek,   a   branch   of   Dominion  creek, and were returning to Dawson to  record the claims they had staked,when  they" lost their   way".    All- night they  wondered around looking-   ;er shelter,  the weather being bitterly cold.    Just  as daylight was breaking'they reached  a cabin, but   .y this time  Mr. Hamlin,  who was   fully   60 years of age,  and  physically   unfit  for such 'a trip,   was  thoroughly exhausted, and soon after  arriving at the cabin he lapsed into unconsciousness    Word was sent to Dawson and the Mounted Police dog team  was sent out to bring* Mr. Hamlin in to  the hospital.   The trip occupied several  days, and all the time the patient was  unconscious.    He arrived at the Dawson hospital on  the  morning" of February 15, and   John Piche, the Government courier, who arrived at Victoria  on Saturday, went to see Mr. Hamlin a  few   hours' before   he started  for the  coast.    The doctor then said there was  no hope.    On  his  way  out  Mr.   Piche  took a trip up Henderson creek.   When  he returned to the Yukon  river again  he met a miner who  had left Dawson  after him, and from him learned of Mr.  Hamlin's death.  Major Cooke, of the Prince of AVales'  Rifles, has been appointed to command  the Bisley team this year.  Ottawa is working hard to secure the  annual Dominion Day meet of the Canadian Wheelmen's Association.  The Grand Opera House at St. Thomas  was burned on Saturday night last. The  loss is estimated at $7,000, covered by insurance.  David Duncan, a clerk in the Montreal  customs bouse, while suffering from a fit  of despondency, committed suicide by  strangling with" a cord.  A large party of gold-seekers bearing  the name of the Last Chance Mining  Company, left Hamilton this week for the  Klondike. The party will travel by the  all Canadian route.  Mr. Knapp, of roller boat fame, is as  enthusiastic as ever over his invention,  and it is rumored that he has let the  contract for a larger boat for ocean use.  The craft built last year is to be used as  a river boat at Prescotl.  Miss Jane Lewis, daughter of Mr.Wm.  Lewis, of the township of Thurlow, near  Belleville, while engaged in lighting a  fire caught on fire in some way, and before aid came was very badly burned,  and is now lying in a serious condition.  The Ottawa Government has passed an  Order-in-Council which requires all persons obtaining leases to dredge for minerals in the rivers of Manitoba and the  North-West to take out free miners'  certificates at $10 a piece, as in the  Yukondistrict.  The Minister ef Agriculture, at Ottawa,  has received word that the first shipment of Canadian butter to Japan was  well received, and realized about 30  cents per pound at the city of Kobe  This might be a paying industry, if properly carried out.  English    Cliurcli    Easter    Services.  RECEIPTS    AND    DISBURSEMENTS.  AVhiil the   Provincial    Government  Will  Take In anil Pay Out.  A copy of the Governments estimate  of revenue and receipts, together with  the estimates of expenditures for the  financial year 189S-99 has been received.  It is estimated the revenue and receipts  of tbe Province will amount to $1,453,-  389.45, and that the expenditures will  reach $1,992,609.75. Of the receipts,  $387,000 will come from the mining interests of the  Province as follows :    For  free miners' certificates, $175,000; general mining receipts, $105,000; mineral  tax, $45,000; bureau of mines, $2,000.  From land sales $75,000 will be received;  land revenue will be $7,000; timber royalty and licenses $60,000; timber leases  will bring in $45,000; real .property tax  $120,000; personal property tax $45",000;  income tax $9,000; revenue tax $95,000;  and the Government printing office  revenue will amount to $21,000.  In the items of expenditures that of  public works is the greatest, being $620,-  200. Following this comes that of the  public debt, $295.0(56.25; then the administration   ol   justice   $295,508,   and  Good Friday and Easter services will  be held in the Chinch of England Mission Rooms, Sixth avenue.  The new pews being made in Nakusp  will be set up this week and tiie seating  capacity greatly increased. A largely  augmented choir, with orchestra accompaniments, are preparing special music  for Easter day, and the full service will  be rendered both morning and evening.  The Mission Koom will be tastily decorated for Easter with evergeens, plants,  flowers, and other available material.  On Thursday evening at 8 o'clock there  will be a short devotional service, preparatory to Good Friday meditations, at  which the "Stations of the Cross" will  be illustrated by lantern views, interspersed with hymns. This service will  be made particularly interesting to- the  young.  On Good Friday the services will be  Matins at 10 :30, and Evensong at 8, with  short address on "The Voice from the  Cross."  On Easter day, Matins and Holy Communion at 11; Evensong at 7 :30. All  seats free, and all are invited to attend  these services.  WORK    ON   THE    FRISCO.  A few figures from tbe working of the  Frisco mine may be interesting as showing what may be done by a little corporation in labor. Messrs. Thompson,  Mclnnis, Bremner and Tait, who have  been working the property since Oct. 15,  have up to date put in 480 days work,  which at $3.50 per clay would represent  $2,030 of expenditure. Making one mile  of new trail and building cabin took 54  days. For the remaining 52(5 days 250 feet  of work has been done. The work consists of' a crosscut tunnel, 50 ft.; drift on  vein, 45 ft.; upraise 10 ft.; winze and  station, 34 ft.; lower drift tunnel, 105.  The cost would be about $7.50 per foot.  The cost of supplies while the work was  going on was, $387.01, as follows: Tools,  $26.89; candles, coal, powder, caps, fuse,  $140.42; provisions, $220.00.  Eri Thompson has bought an interest  in tbe hotel business with Henry Stege  at Glenora.  Two men named Washington Nagle  and E. Tole, both residents of Chatham,  who were employed as carpenters by the  Erie & Huron Railway, while out fishing  were drowned as they were endeavoring  to cross the channel at the piers at the  Rond Ean, one dark night this week.  A Frenchman named Monsieur Soulay  has applied for a considerable space in  the exhibition grounds, Toronto, where  he intends exhibiting his good5. M.  Soulay proposes to sell $1,000,000 worth  of goods in Canada, and he thinks this  will make an opening for -i. large annual  trade.  Two St. Catherines men have made a  rich strike in Denver. Col. The lucky  men are John D. and JamesNeelon, sons  of the late Captain Neelon. They invested in a mine in Denver, which has  panned out very rich, so much so that  the other day they received a telegram  offering them $50,000 for their shares.  Louis P. Kribs, of Toronto, one of Canada's best-known journalists, died at the  Russell House, Ottawa, on March 24th.  Mr. Kribs was 41 years of age and leaves  a widow and six adopted children. He  was a well-known humorous writer and  wrote many articles for the Toronto  News, under the nom de plume of  "Pica."  The Dominion Franchise Act is before  the House this week, and the expensive  measure enacted in 1885 will he superseded by an act which will make the  franchise of the provinces the basis of  the Dominion. The bill will restore the  constituencies, which were gerrymandered into allsorts of shapes,to their natural  original boundaries.  Mr. Archibald Blue, Director of the  Bureau of Mines, received a letter recently from a man living in the Michipi-  coten district, stating that a great find of  gold has been made there, and that free  gold is also to be found in this new field.  He says that the nuggets are the size of  peas, and that the veins would assay  thousands of dollars.  that he would shoot if the party outside  would not give his name. No answer  came and he fired through the door.  The man outside screamed, then all was  still. Next morning the Pears were hor-  riged to find Scribner's dead body on the  doorsteps. It is supposed he was seeking shelter for the night, and being deaf  did not hear anyone speaking. Wm.  Pear has been arrested and charged with  manslaughter.  A quantity of tobacco and manufactured cigerettes, valued at $2,000, was seized  at Cornwall this week by Chief Preventive Officer Robinson. The Canadian  customs officers at Montreal have long  been suspicious that there was a great-  deal of smuggling going on between the  United States and Canada across the  river at Cornwall, so have been on the  lookout for some weeks.  An elderly man of some G5 years,  named Wm. Covington, who resided in  Claremont with his daughter, died very  suddenly this week under suspicious  circumstances. The physician who was  called in testified that death resulted  from strychine poisoning, At the inquest it was proved that some unknown  person called at Mr. Covington's house a  few hours before his death.  A gang of burglars broke into the  Western Branch Bank at New Hamburg  one night this week. One of the clerks,  George Sterling, who sleeps in a room  over tbe bank, was awakened by the  barking of his dog. Hearing a noise  downstairs he uncovered a hole in the  floor and commenced firing off his revolver. The burglars left, but returned  soon and started to fire at the hole in the  ceiling, where Sterling was stationed,  lie, however, kept up a smart fire and  frightened them away.  Truly troubles never come singly. A  Montreal lawyer, Wilbrok Paynuelo by  name, was awakened the other night by  a strange noise coming from the downstair regions. Arming himself with a  revolver and carrying a lamp, he proceeded to investigate. On the lower fiat  he came face to face with a stranger,  whereupon he fired a shot to frighten  him away. Almost at the same instant  the lamp exploded setting fire to the sur-  angings.    The burglar   made  rounding  a hasty exit, but the fire gained such  headway that soon the entire premises  were almost totally destroyed.  NEW    DENVER   PUHXIO    SCHOOL.  IV. Class.-  Perkins, 944;  Young, 832; Daisy Crowley. 803;  'ossible marks 1,100: Bert  loward Perkins, 900; Oma  Millie  Millward, 785; Emma Johnson, 778; W.  D. Thompson, 742; D. I). McMillan,  411.  111. Class.���Possible marks 700:- Chas.  Delaney, 5(53; Charlie Millward, 530;  Willie Vallance, 483; Marion Clements,  425; Clifford Irwin, 353; Champion Nesbitt, 343; Cassie McMillan, 300.  II. Class.���Possible marks 700: Ernest  Irwin, 578; Charlie Kingen, 529; Kathleen Delaney, 521; Clarence Vallance,  512; George Evans, 483; Norman McMillan, 379.  II. Part Class.���Possible marks G00:  Harold Baker, 522; Clarence Web Hur-  lev, 437.  I.   Part Class.-  Grace Baker, 53S;  Average attend  -Possible   marks   (500:  Maud Nesbitt, 2S5.  iince _o.  E. St hi ok la.vi).  There are two vacancies in the Ottawa  Senate, which will probably be filled  before a division of the Yukon bill is  taken. The two candidates for the seats  are Mr. H. li. Cook, of Ontario, and Mr.  Yeo, M. P. for East Prince. Before receiving the ['appointment it will be  necessary for them to be approved of by  McKenzie and Mann.  MUST    SPKX.O    ��.->()(),OOO.  According to the Port Arthur Herald  there is every indication that mining  will be carried on in Western Algoma  more vigorously (.luring the coming  summer than in  any  time  in   the past.  The supplies are being taken into a  number of camps and preparations are  being made to open a large number of  properties that have lain quiet since  their discovery. According to the mining law a large number of these properties will have to be placed under  development this coming spring, and, as  a result, it is estimated that half a million dollars will be expended in mining  operations here abouts in the next few  months, or the land will revert to the  (Government and again become open for  application.  Death    Claims    a    Family,  An agent for spring-beds, named J. M.  Scribner, of Balsover, county of Victoria,  met his death  in a very tragic manner.  Pie had been canvassing for some weeks  in Brockville and in the village of North  Augusta.    The   night   of   his death  he  went about   11   o'clock   to   the   house j  occupied by Alex.   Pear and family, and j  endeavored   to   arouse    the   family   by ! of the family  knocking and kicking tbe door.    At last J very sudden  one of the sons,  Win.   Pear,  went down  and inquired who wns there.    Upon receiving no answer and thejknocking being  continued, Pear got a rifle and called out  A few months ago Henry W. Doscher,  an old resident oWVictoria, died after a  long illness. On Thursday, March 24,  his widow passed away, on Friday his  youngest daughter Kate was claimed  by death, aud the following Monday  morning- the onlv surviving member of  . Mrs. W. H. Adams, died  y. Mrs. Doscher and her  t wo daughters died of pneumonia, tho  daughters having, it is believed contracted the disease while attending to  their mother. THE LEDGE, NEWDKJSJVER, B.C., APRIL 7, 1898.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ������? ���"{' !  Six "  !���-���'' '  Twelve "        .'.'.'.'.'."  '{��� ��� \  Thkee years  ���'������00 i  Transient Advertisinjr, 25 cents per line first in j  sertion, 10 cents i>er line subsequent insertions J  nonpareil measurement. i  develop them to such a degree as the  work as it progresses will warrant.  The prospectus adds: "It is our  wish that every possible purchaser of  stock fully investigate our mines,  and in order to do this the directors  have determined to take an excursion from Cleveland and vicinity to  these gold fields, believing that it is  unwarranted to expect the people to  pay their money unless they investigate."  The company proposes, in view of  this, to sell to each applicant for  membership in  the excursion to Rat  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write ��� on both sides of the  paj*r if you wish. Always send .something good  no matter how crude.   Get your copy in while it ! Portage   One   hundred   shares    of  its  is hot, and we will do the rest, i capital stock at $1   per  share   par  " j value, or $100 in all,   and  when cer-  ! tificates for 100 shares are delivered  ! and paid for a contract signed by the  ! company will accompany it, binding  i the company to take the purchaser to  | Rat Portage and return, tree of ex-  ! pense. This trip is to include the  ! following route and privileges: Cleve-  Since the defeat of the Mackenzie --and   to   Detroit,   Detroit   10   Owen  Sound and Georgian Bay, including,  sleeping and dining cars; C. P. R.  steamers via the Sault to Fort William  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your .subscription is due. and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TEURSDAY, APRIL.7. 1898.  HATltKI)    VS.    KKASON.  THERE'S NAETHING WRA\GWI"ME  & Mann railway deal by the Senate,  and the granting of the charter to Mr.  Corbin for the Kettle  River Valley  railway, the. 0. P. li. organs all over and thence ^ by the C. P. 1-^to Rat  Canada have been howling mad.  The Vancouver World, for instance,  which is nothing if not monopolistic,  says the Senate "has covered itself  with infamy by throwing out the  Yukon railway bill," and at the same  time and in terms as bitter, it denounces the granting of the charter  to Mr. Corbin for the Kettle river  road.  If such papers as the above quoted j  Portage. Arrived at Rat Portage  the excursionists are to be taken  about to visit the chief mines in the  Lake of the Woods district, and after  ten days return home the same way  as they came. This prospectus concludes with the assertion that even  should the mining stock turn out to be  worthless the trip will be well worth  the money invested.  It may be that after ten days sight  would use more reason and less nar-l ^eing in the mines the excursion-  row-minded hatred in their discus-1 investors will return home the same  sionof these questions,   it might be way they came, but they will have a  better for the Province.    The Yukon  railway was at best a questionable  undertaking.    The granting of the  charter to  Mackenzie & Mann, with  its outrageous land grant would have  been a great mistake.     While the  building of the   road   might bring  temporary   prosperity  to   the   coast  cities, the effect of tieing up the great  gold country   to   the  Mackenzie &  Mann corporation, would be long felt  and deeply regretted.     There was  not one redeeming feature in connec- Qnp .g ag indicative of tlle  tion with it, _ unless,   perhaps, that of, Qf fche fcown ag fche ^^  its being strictly monopolistic. ��� '       The granting of the Corbin charter 1 While the people of'our dearly  is entirely different. The Kettle beloved sister towns of Sandon and  river road will open up a section of 1 Three Forks are enjoying themselves  country that has long felt the need of shoveling pathways through three  a railroad. The Boundary Creek [feet of snow, New Denverites are  country will receive great benefit 1 suffering the, torture of having to  from   having    railroad   connections blacken their own boots three times a  different view of themselves. They  perhaps will have gained some  horse sense, and, taking this view of  it, the $100 will have been well spent.  If the present movement in the  direction of property improvement is  just continued long enough, New  Denver will be able to honestly boast  of having the prettiest homes in the  Slocan. Last year it was a building  boom; this year it is to be a boom in  stump-pulling and   garden-making.  My name is Sandie Campbell,  An' 1 come frae Ruglan toon :  The br-ive Argyle's my kinsman,  He's related tae the croon ;  Folk said at Imtne that I was daft,  Claiming kin wi' high degree,  But I'm every inch a Campbell,  An' there's naething wrang wi' me.  When I left Ruglan toon, my friends,  I could barely read and write;  But 1100 I've been tae college,  Liosn, my learn in's oot o' sight;  The Duke's a learned man ye ken,  We baith parle-vou Franeee,  For the Campbell bluid rins in my veins,  An' there's naething wrang wi' me.  I've travelled ivuiid the world a bit.  An' some grand sichts hae I seen ; '  I've been honoured by her Majesty,  Oor guid ai-d glorious Queen ;  I sang for her in London,  At the great Ing jubilee ;  She presented me this medal.  Sac there are nae flies on me.  ' She complimented my grand voice,  Said, "My fortune soon I'd mak;"  When the Prince o' Wales? came up behind,  An' slnp'd ine on the back.  "Your another Jean de Reske my boy,"  No, yer Highness that can't be ���  But he canna hand the candle  In a comic, sang wi' me.  Her Majesty wad knighted me.  But she was pressed for time :  Lords an' ladies a' invited me,  Tae gang wi' thein an' dine:  They gied mc four braw medals,  Here, they're e>n my bi-ecst. ye sec :  An' I wear them like a Campbell,  For there's naething wrang- wi' mc.  When I gang back tae Ruglan .toon,  I'll dress myself sae tine ���  Wi' a' my medals on mv breest,  Ye can' bet I'll cut a shine :  I'll no sing comic sangs nae rnair.  That's lioo 'nealli .my degree;  For I feel I am a Campbell,  An'there's naething wrang wi' me.  KNCOH15.  Thor's a'e thing I had near forgot.  Tae.mention in my sang;  It's a word about my initlier,  An' it wiima take me l.-uig.  When I left haine long years ago,  This was what she said tae im;:  "Here, Sauuers pit this in yer pouch,  It's my lucky Brooli Bawbee."  1 hae carried it iu trouble.  An' I've carried ii in joy ;  It has never failed tae bring guid luck  Tae my mither's'half daft boy :  I prize it mair then anything,  Here it is, ye a' Ciin see;  That's the hinge o' my prosperity.  My niitlier's Broon Bawbee.  ���Gordon Shei rill'.  ADVICIC TO STOKV  WKITISKS.  ffciifcirt��w rTf-'w"��'  iko  omfreai  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund ':' : 6,000,000.00  Undivided, profits :    :     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. Gr. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States,  New Denver branch  F.J. FINUCANE, Manager.  i *<;B>ax-^ca'^ca'ca^ag^M��^xi-xg,qa^3a'^iaaMUstaia  day.    It might be cheaper and less  laborious to have the streets sprinkled  The  work   of improving the ap-  ve  :k,  and, though only a little has been  done so far, the effect is most noticeable. There are moments in the life  of the meanest man  when he will do  CHOWN CUtANTS  FOIt   1897.  with the outside world, and the mining sections of the Province generally  will gladly welcome the buiJdmg of j to keep the dust down  any road that will lead to the breaking of the transportation monopoly. , ,.  ,  rrW- *..*     .. W.1, ..*       c *i   i pearance of the government reserve  The opposition to the granting of the ^       ^    ^   ,   , ��� ;&     ,,  ,    l_ri ..   ?   ,     ,"    -,,     was started  during the past week,  charter came particularly from the i &       .   r ���  C.P.R. and the proposed Victoria,  Vancouver & Eastern railway. The  claim W;is made that the Victoria-  Vancouver company would some dav  r.,,..,..     t-T    V-i -. i  something good.    Tis the same with  build into the Boundary country and j w.       .  that should   the American  road  be |    permitted to enter the country it will  be injurious to Canadian trade.  This is the same old cry. The  business men of our own coast  cities were ever ready to get a monopoly on anything and force trade to  come their way. There is no reason  for it, but the fact is, they are afraid  of American competition. The mining sections of the Province are ready  to favor Canadian dealers, Canadian  roads or anything else that is Canadian, but they do not want to be  held back to wait the pleasure of a  grasping corporation. Without com  petition trade would be dead, and a  little of it will not hurt the C. P. K,  nor the  Victoria-Vancouver people.  It is an excellent plan for a story  writer to read his dialogue aloud,  after he has written it, giving to each ;  sentence as far as possible, the express-on that would be given to it by  the speaker. In doing this, if he has  written impossible, sentences, as many  writers do, he is likely to discover  them. There is no reason why char  acters in books should not be made  to talk exactly as they would in life.  It is defective art to make them use  language that would not be natural  to them. The Youth's companion  tells of a Boston girl who came home  from her first lesson in bicycle riding  and remarked:  "The man said I made most satisfactory progress for a novice."  "Why, did he really say that?"  was the surprised query.  "Well, no," answered the Boston  young woman after a moment's reflection; "what he did say was: 'You  do fust-rate for a new beginner.'"  A friend of the poet Bryant chanced  to be alone in his study when a cabinet maker brought home a chair  that had been altered. When Mr.  Bryant returned, he asked:  "Miss Robbins, what^ did the old  man say about my chair?'"  "He said," answered the visitor,  "that the equilibrium is now admirably adjusted."  "What a fine fellow!" said Mr.  Bryant, laughing. "I never heard  him talk like that. Were those his  exact words?"  "Well, he said: 'It joggles just,  right!' " repeated Miss Robbins.  '&&���&&&&  GROCERIES,  DRY GOODS,  CLOTHING,  BOOTS & SHOES,     .  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,  STOVES,  ENAMEL and TINWARE.  PAINTS, OILS, GLASS,  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS,I  JESSOP & BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS. ETC.,  AT LOWEST PRICES.  New Denver, B. C  Travelers  Will (hid the  Arlington Hotel  M pleasant place to sleep at when in  Slocan City.  GETHING & HEN PERSON, Pro'irieturs.      j  O.S. RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MlXIXIi 1XTERESTS HOUGHT,   SOLD  and BONDED.   INVITED   (loniplctc. list;*! of claims for sale.     A bstracts of claims, conveyancing-.  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  The  108 Bishopsgate St.  [within]  I    Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  .Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and host assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall he pleased to quote  jirices upon anything required  in my line.  jesses, ^aBsssastaass  British L0KD0N-ENG-  Subscription. s-'. /iu per annum  Columbia.  Review  it    Brokers,    Mining |  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims, Min  ing Engineers, Assayers,  .lourna lists and others:���  Avdverfcis'.* in (lie   IS.   <Y l{evi<MV,    The  only   repi-fst'iituti ve    15.    O.   .Journal    ii*.  k..������...     a Good Investment  w  S. DUICW'KY  Kaslo. B.C.  II. T.Twigo  New Denver. B.C.  Eighty seven Crown grants for  mineral claims situated in the Slocan  raining division were issued during  the year 1807, according to the Min- i  ister of Mines' report. Below is a list  of the claims compiled from the report: j  ���Vnierictiu Bov !  I  According to the report of the  Minister of .Mines there are employed  in the collieries of British Columbia  2, 113 men and hoys. Of this number,  1,717 are, whites, -loo Chinese, .SO  Japanese, and I.f>l boys. The average wages lor whites is $^.;")0to $3.00  per clay, for Chinese $1 to $\..2~), boys  $1 to $2. The total output; of coal for  the year 180!) was W2,2W> tons.  YANK KJO       I NO KM'IT Y.  A It:I  Adda  Bryan N  Corinth  Curley  Columbus  Du! lit] i  Despair  Emma  Empire No. :>  Orcein Horn  Hope  Idaho No. '2  Jennie Lind  Knoxville  I Lucky Jim  i Miartoiiouiiiti  i Mardon Frae  j MaudE  ! (.Ikauau'.-ui  ! Pliroso  ! Purcell  I Koaii'ikc Frae  Kabbil Paw-  Si.-veil si >n  Shi.-I.l--  , Silversmith  Tcndcrl'iiul  Wild iN.ee.s.* N  Wakclield  Argeuta  Antoine  Beaver  Bonanza King  Cariboo  Cuzahnx.ua.  Day .Dawn  Day Dawn Frae  Ephraim Frae  Grover  Golden Eagle  Blue Grous  Blue .lav  Cornation  California  Climax  Dragon  Democrat  Enterprise  Galena  Highland  H iddon Treasure Idler  Jennie Jennie No. ���'!  John Plum mer I'cKate  Lucetta  London  Moses'  Minneapolis  Nooiida v  Ottawa "No. 2  Pacific  l{<-��d  Kamhler  Ruth  Slocan K in^  Shiloli  Snowstorm  Third of Julv  .' Windse.r  Lookout No. 2  Lone Star  .Madison  March  Noble Five-  Pe/erle-ss  Pirate;  Roadluy  liicnzi  R-oiiiTtsoi)  St. George  Slocan (.Mii-i-n  Si.-irliirbi S>>.:  VjillerotlVer  Wild G..os,.  Worl.rs Fair  DREWRY & TWIGG  .Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  iliTRashdall &: Favuiuier, Agents.  ^ L. GEIMMETT, L.LB.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  LL.B.  p M. WOODWORTHjVMjl,  ,^v.' -^NOTARY PUBLIC,^M  ;-;���>���;*.:���       CONVEYANCER, Etc., u,  ^^^MINES and REAL ESTAr  Slocan City, B.C.  Tji    G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  !Nakusp, B.C.  ji. e.;palmeR, ce.j^^^v  ~���~"*   pT^vTnci aTTTJWdT*  and MINE SURVEYOR.  ���tt,,;  Th  Windsor  RESTAURANT  #\@��\^)  In NEW DENVER is always ready to do  business. It has never closed its doors  on account of the little financial breezes  that blow adversely occasionally in the  Silvery Slocan. The weary and hungry  pilgrim has always been able to get his  wants, and in consequence they call again  when in town. Keep your eye on the  Sunday dinners.  JACOBSON & CO.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  G  WILLIM & JolINsnN.  ���'Yes, sir.'" remarked Derringer Dan.  ������we're proud of (.'riinson Gulch, ami  we're not guiir to run any chances of  leaviu' it in Ihe background."  TIIK MAVOIIOF SANDON.  i'.LOWN     TO     IMI-XKS-  A sad accident, happened at the iOlise  mine on tin* Wild Horse creek near  Ymir on Tuesdav evunitiLC last week,  whereby a l-'inlamler named Ivlward  Meki lo.st his life. It appear*-' that he  was tlmwini? out !���"> sticks of dynamite in  tbe oven of a stove when it exploded and  ���MoOil  |        Mining Engineers  |       & Analy-Chemists.  j Sloean  City. -      -      -      -      -  P. C  flOTELiS OF  KOOTEfiflV  _ i  lose three horsctnievesyou caught j kil|e(| !)im jnKtanfly.    His face and head  last   week  rlien:**-"  ���'No."  ������Aren'r   you  with theiuW  ������ 'Course  we  are.  get the census took.  don't   heiouir   in   this   citv.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  Assayers of b. g.  ���oiiig  to du  anything  just as soon as we.  paper editor in  ������!:-. the cur  golden-haired maiden,  on the threshold of the  whaW     --The   editor  asked a  pausing timidly  aiictiun. -:The  who    ruts    the  jiapers  uoelrv  aim  makes  am    lie  the   selections   of  ��� \V i  Hi  The fertility of the American mind  is shown in a mining proposition recently propounded by 1\ H. Morgan  of Cleveland, Ohio. This gentleman,  who is, as might have been expected,  a newspaper man, has, together with  other prominent Cleveland men.  formed a syndicate entitled The  Ohio-Ontario Development, Company  of Rat Portage, Limited. The object  of the company i.s to develop mines in  the Lake of the  Woods district, but  their method of going about this work       j -bought your sou was  pursuing  is certainly-unique.     In the prospec-  indies at the university  . ,',     ., ���-.���     ....   i       So he was hut lie  concluded  tus issued by the company it is stated , (.(ml(|l).t c.ardl U], wjMl th(.,n  that it is the  intention  of the com-  -    Spring stock  of I hits.   Feathers,  Veil-  were practically lilown to pieces and  both arms and a leg were blown off and  a large hole made in his stomach. The  cabin was entirely wrecked, but the  strangest, part of it is that a man was  sleeping within two feet of the stove,  when the accident, happened and escap- j  ed uninjured, while the foot of the bed j Pm^-nii.  was blown awav.  [JOWARD WEST,  Assn.*. ii S M. I  lllleill,   IVilL'  MINING'  ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  ^ ASSAYER.  W H I TKWATKIt    I> 1 VII > K.N D.  Assay  Vile- ;l Ve'.  <     I'Xlllllillcil      ii:ill     ri'|.li.i'fi'll    eel!  tendinis iniivliii-'-.'i-s.  .Hive  .-iiiel   Cliemieiil   Lniiiir;iti-.ry,  New Deliver. !��� C.  Belle-  killd enough to te.il im; when -Betsy and  I Are Hilt' was written?', "I don't remember the. exact date, but it was just  after a big- jail delivery." --Oh:" ami  the Invelv vision vanished.  us  The.   late  owners   of   the   Whitewater  mine have declared   another dividend of! Silverton  fKLUlHi. making a total of  .f 1',)4,nt.)u   paid  in   dividends  to   elate.    The   amount  of  the dividend   includes   the net pro tits of  J. M.'M. BENEUUM,  ?Ji      7^      7^      -7l\      W      ^ ������ , _   ���  Sandon, B.C.  ^HIS NEW HOUSE,  with the old name, is  well equipped  to  accommodate a' large  number of Guests.      The  building is plastered  and the rooms are   unsurpassed  for comfort in  the Slocan,'while in  the  Dining  Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  I.)"  the big silver property up to Mai  en _'.-.r. i  that   he  the date ot  limited.  -���ale, to the Whitewater Mines:  pany to secure different mines in the  Lake  of  the  Woods  district and to  Is vour wife interested iu all this war  talk?  Interested:-1 She went down cellar to-  mg, Cheffon's and other goods for ladies j day and throw out eleven jars of Span-  just received at  Mrs. Merkley's. ; ish fiickles.  I ir.'iduate  Cliieiij'ei  JIAle'S ..L.  Dentist.  Knsl...  M ('  1' Aim rii-an (-idletreiif Deiitnl Surirery  ie  T|  5andon.  II;isaui|>le iieeoiiiiiiodatious r.ir a l.ir^e uaiuber of peojile.     The rooms are hir^re  and airy, and the Diniutr Kooni  is iirovided with everything-  in the market  Saniple Reii.iiis fnr Commercial Travelers.  Life is niiiiirleel "'itli j<��>" anil ftulness.  From the irru ve-yanl eoiuin^- hack.  See' the-small l>o.y".  innti' with ylnilness  ll.-niiriiiir on In-hind a luiek.  John Buckley, Prop.  *j��  >^ Futh Yeab,  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 7, 1898.  A   SOUTHERN    VOLUNTEER.  Yes sir, I foug-ht with Stonewall,  And faced the enemy with .Lee ,*  But if this here Union g-oes to war.  Make one more g-un for ine !  I didn 't shrink from Sherman  As he galloped to the .sea ;  But if this here Union goes to war.  Make one more jjuii for me !  I war with 'em at Manassas���  The bully boys iu Gray ;  I heard the thunderers roarin'  Round Stonewall Jackson's way  And many a time this sword of mine  If as blazed the route for Lee;  , But if this olel nation goes to war.  .Make one more sword for me !  I'm not so full <>' %htii*',  Nor half so full of fun  As I was back iu the sixties  When I .shouldered iny old gun ;  It'may be that my hair is white���  Sieh things, vou know must be;  But if this old Cfni'iii's in for war,  Make one more gun for me !  I hain't forgot my niisin'������������  Nor how, in sixty-two, ,  C>r thereabouts, {with battle shouts-  I charged Ihe liny.* in blue ;  Aud 1 say ; I fought with Stonewall,  And blazed the way for Lee;  But if this old Union's iu for war,  .Make one more gun forme!  Atlanta Constitution.  but affectionate care. "Don't you think  you could eat a bit of something-, John ?  Now what can I get for you ?"  With a wan srnile he answered feebly,  "Well, I seem to smell a ham a-coook-  ing- somewheres ; I think I could do  with a little bit of that."  "Oh, no, John, dear," she answered,  promptly, "you can't have that. That's  for.the funeral."  ^b ���  The rescue of the arctic whalers involves a 1,440-mHe sleig'h ��� ride, ��� with  only six hours of lig-ht per day, and not  a very good lig-ht at that. What country for courtship Alaska must he.  , Mose���I say, Por, why does (ley .alius  put D.C. after Washington?  Daddy���Why, Chile, I's surprised at  yer iginance. Doan' yer know dat D.  C. mean's dat Washing-ton wuzde daddy  of his country ?"  he was walking- up the street, he heard  a "Hist!" and a man beckoned to him  from the door of a blacksmith shop.  "I hear you sell mig-hty g-ood stuff.  Just isend me a g-allon. Ain't g-ot a  sample about ye, have ye ?"  "See here," the piano man shouted.  "I'm no whiskey peddler. What do you  mean ?''  "That's all right!   That's all right!"  *     Specials  in newSuitings  ain't saying  gallon bv ex-  Juat make' it two. old fellow  1 want to stand once more  Beneath the' old Hag with you  As in tlic. da vh of yore.  Our fathers stood togelher  And fought un land and sea  The. battles tleice that made us  A nation of the free.  I whipped you down at Vieksburg  , Vou licked nm at Bull Run ;  On many a Held we struggled,  When neither victory'won.  Vou wore the grey of southland,  I wore the the northern blue:  Like men we did our duty  When screaming bullets (lew.  Four years we fought like devils  Biil,"wheii the war was done  Vour hand met mine in friendly el  Our Urn hearts hunt as one.  And now when danger threatens  So north, no smith we know  Once more', we; stand together  Tee tight the. common foe.  My head, like yours is frosty.  Old age is creeping on ;  Life's sun is lower sinking,  My day will soon begone.  But'il inil* country's honor  Needs once again her son,  I'm ready, bio, olel fellow,���  So get another gun.  asp,  During the visit of a political gentleman to Kentucky his servant came into  his room early one morning- and announced the coldest weather of the  season.  "Hit's so cold, Kunnel," he said, "dat  all de whisky froze hard."  "What:-'" shrieked the colonel, jumping out of bed.  "De tell me de whisky's froze, suh."  "Well, well!! That beats mv time !  But���sav, John!"  "Yes.'suli."  ".Just go down and bring ine up a  hunk of it. I alwavs did like cracked  ice.",  "1 hear vour company g-ot mobbed in  Dawson City," said the actor who  couldn't go.' "1 thought you would  wind up about that way."  "There was nothing wrong about the  play," explained the actor who had  come back, '-'ft all arose from our presenting a Christmas dinner scene, in  which we used real turkey. Tin; jays  piled up on the stage ten deep."  She���Do you like singing:-'  He���I was always carried awav with  it.  She���I will sing.  girls have  formed a so-  do oar share in  Mabel���We _.  ciety and are. going to  case of war.  Tom���What can vou do?  Mabel���Lots of tilings. First of all,  we are going to embroider some lovely  shoping- bags for tiu; soldiers to-carry  their clothes and things in. They are  ever so much prettier than those horrid  knapsacks.      u  Nell���Did you ever notice that proud-  ish, goodv-goodv people are generally  thin?  Belle���Yes, there's Miss Seintley,- her  hand's so thin you can see through it.  Don't say?   '        ;  At least she can. She held it over her  face all the time while she stood in front  of a nude picture at the art exhibition  to-dav.  posht   ollice   loike  "lam not expecting any packages,"  said the lady of the house." "This is the  number," peristed the driver of the delivery wagon, looking-at his book again,  ���'Name's Higgins, ain't it?'' "Yes."  "No. 374?"' "That's our number."  "Then it's for you.-' ��� "1 think not. It  must be a case of mistaken identity."  "No, mum.    It's a case of beer."  Clara   (with   emotion)���George,   are  you sure you will always love me?  George' (fervently��� While life lasts,  my own.  Clara (suppressing a tear)���George, if  trials and tribulations should come���  George (amazed)���My heart is yours  alone, my love, and always will be.  Clara (sobbing)���George, are you  sure, perfectly sure, tlnit nothing-  nothing at all���could cool your affection ?  George (thoroughly alarmed)=My  gracious! What's happened? Has your  hither failed ?  Clara (hysterically)���Worse,far worse.  George (much relieved)���Tell me all.  my angel; I can bear it.  Clara (with a heroic effort)���George.  I've got a boil coming on my nose.  Mamma (excitedly)���Never mind,  Harold, God will punish Tommy for  striking you.  Harold's Brother���.He has punished/  Tommy already, mamma.  Mamma���How do you know?  Harold's Brother���'Cause- I just  busted his drum for him.  Pat��� Phy  is a  rooster's aunt?  Banker���A restaurant you probably  mean.  Pat���Yis, that's it.  Banker���Give it up, Pat, what's the  answer?  Pat���Sure they have males at all  hours.  The banker i.s still unconscious,  Bobbie, how many sisters has your  new schoolfellow?  He has tone, mamma He tried to  stuff me up by saying he had two half  sisters; but he doesn't know that I study  fractions.  said the blacksmith. "I  nothing. Just ship me a  press.'    And he winked significantly.  Wherever the piano man went he was  taken to one side and given an order for  any quantity of whiskey from a gallon  to a keg.  When he went to the livery stable to  engage a team to take him to the other  town the liveryman winked and said:  "Belter wait untill this afternoon.  The man you want to see is not in this  morning.  "I don't want any special man. Arnold man will do,'' answered the other.,'  "No; the man tliat knows all the  places is out," explained the liveryman.  So rather than argue and explain, he  waited until the afternoon.  Just before he left he stepped up to  the hotel desk to pay his bill.  "The landlady wants to see you be  fore you go,*' said the chirk. And he  went in search of her. Presently a  door opened and the landlady came in,  carefully locking the door behind her.  There were two other doors, and these  she carefully examined, looking out for  eavesdroppers, then locked. The piano  man was now becoming idarmed. He  thought of the Benders and other horrible things.  The landlady'came close up to hi in  with an awful and mysterious light in  her eyes, and, leaning'over, whispered  in his ear :  "I sometimes handle your goods. Let  the bill go.   Send me five gallons right:  away by express."  "What ?" exclaimed the piano man.  Five gallons of what?   Pianoipolish?"  "Is that iwhar you call it now?" she  said with a knowingAvink. "Yougave  my old man a drink the other day.' He  says it was the finest he ever swallowed. I can use about five gallons of that  sort of piano polish twice a month.  "Great heavens, woman." said the  man; "let inc. pay my bill and go. I  sell pianos.   I don't sell whiskey."  If there is a moral in this at'all it is :  Don't give a Kansas man a drink out of  a bottle unless you are certain that he  knows your business. You', may cet the  reputation of having it to sell.���Kansas  City Times.   BIG    CHUNKS   OF. OOtl).  1 have lately received a stock of  well-selected, handsome suitings  for Spring make-up, and I earnestly invite your inspection of  them. Some excellent qualities  and patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put  upon the market in this section  before. ,  I guarantee a neat, natty lit,  and satisfaction in every particular.       Are you wanting a Spring  suit?  M. A. WILSON,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Williamson Blk, New Denver, B. C.      ��  H. H. Knox,  Mas removed to the  Newmarket  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  SALE OF MINERAL CLAIMS BY AUCTION.  Eosebery  i ; '  ;    The northern connecting- point of  | the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Eosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  THE interests of the late Francisco di Michele  in the whole of the Bnchera. and the lona,  aud an undivided one-fourth of the Alleoni mineral claims, situate in the Slocan Citv Mining  Division of the District of West Kootenav. will  be sold hy public, auction on Friday, (hi: lath  day of April next, in front of It. B. 'Kerr's law ,  office in New Denver. B.C.. at 10:.'!0a.m. Terms. ;  ten per cent. down, balance to be paid within lo i      _   . _       . , ,  days of sale.     The highest   or anv  tender not j      It IS at EoseDeiy   where the DeaUtl-  "pXutes'to title can be obt,ined from 1^1 Slocan steamer ties up over night  r. b. Kerr, Solicitor for the Administrator.       j and where the employees can bring"  Dated the 22d elay of March. $^rnE 1 their families.  Auctioneer for .1. F. Armstrong',  Official Administrator.  :   The New Denver Lejm'J-- will please insert tin*  above four times between 2id March and date of  "''ofii^frAdldiii^rator.   \Lots were Pufc 6n tne market June 28  . Fort Steele, u. c. j and are selling fast.     You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They.  Eosebery  Eosebery  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Ruby Trusl,  Kentucky Girl,   Blue refer  Fraction and Isabel  Fraction.  Situate' in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Fennell Creek, a branch of Four Mile creek.  -TAKE NTmCE that: I, Charles S. Rashdall, as  i agent for The Comstock .Mines (British Columbia) Limited, i'-ee miner's certificate No.  c.'ilti a, intend. i.'O days from date hereof, toapply to  the Mining- Recorder- for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claims.  And, further take notice, that action  under section ;17, must lee commenced  before the issuance.of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Kith day of March lSfiS.   -   -__  CHARLES S. RASHDALL.  Kaslo  -Mfijieral Claim.  THK    PIANO   MAN'S    FLASK.  While the nugget fund in the Blue Jay  pocket by the Graves brothers is likely  to become famous for its size and value",  it is not, as has been stated, the largest  one known in the authentic history of  mining. This nugget stands, or rather  stood,���for it is now being minted���for  about $4!i,000, but saying nothing of the  alleged Chilean nugget weighing 400  pounds troy, the "Welcome" nugget of  Ballarat, weighing 2,217ounceslOpenny-  weights, was sold for ��10,000, or nearly  $52,000.    It is even  a question whether  now  *%<  o'oou tuni"'  'Russia.  Chat Che. niii'lits  time, to g-o  la n<j-u aye.  Flint���It's a  are so long- in  Flam-v\rh\W  Finn���It o-ives them mure,  to nig-ht school and leant tin  A .small piece of cheesoand an electric  wire form the latest; rat-trap. The  cheese is fixed Co Che wire, and tin; instant the rat touches the cheese he receives a shock which kills him. j  Touo'h Customer���How much can I j  g-et on'this watch ? j  Pawnbroker (in a whisper)���i\ly g-ood j  friend, if Che policeman sees you with ;  that ivatch you will yet. about: two;  years.    I will g-ive you -s~ on it, '  A Michigan paper Cells a story of a j  little girl named .Hattie. whose mother j  was putting- her to sleep one night. At i  last her mother said: .    j  '���Hattie, dear, 1 am anxious that you j  get  quiet aud g-o  to  sleep,  because  I i  want to g-o down  stairs and join in tin  evening- prayers." j  '���'Who's do'in' to pv ^y?" asked I'atcie. ;  -���Why, I'ucle William.- of course, my  dear."  "Uncle   William   pways:J"   said   thej  baby,   with    wide-eyed   astonishment, i  and sprin��'iuvir  up  in bed  in the viyor '  [of her surprise.    --"W"y 1 fawt he was a i  j dotnok wart.?" !  A Kansas City man who sells pianos  takes frequent trips into Kansas. Not  Jong- ag-o he heard of a man who wanted a piano out in a little town in Marion  county. The town was off the line of  the railroad, and he would have to  drive ten miles from the railroad town  to see his prospective customer. The  town on the railroad is not a larg-e  place, but it is exceedingly interesting-.  The piano man had been there once  before and knew a young- man who  lived in the town, who, however, did  not know die nature of his business.  He had learned tliat the man in the  other town was away and would not be  home for two days, so he determined to  pass them in the'railroad town.  He was lookiug' out the hotel window  when he saw on the opposite side of the  street the man he knew. He rushed  out and called to the native, for he was  getting- tired of himself. After the  usual "greetings the piano man said, J  with tiie peculiar nods and winks in  Kansas:  ������Can't we get a drop  of beer around '  here somewhere ?" J  "Not a smell in town," answered the  native. "Vou can get some stuff at the  drug- store they call whisky, but it  would burn a hole in a boot."  "Never mind. I've a little good stuff  iu my grip. Come up to the hotel and  have a drink," said the piano man,  "All right," answered the native.  '���Hello, there's my dad over there. I'd  like to have you meet him."'  ".Sure,"said the the piano man,"bring  him over.    I'll be. in the ofiice."  The piano man had brought along  with him a pint of whisky, for medical  purposes only, for coughs and that sort  of a thing. In a few minutes his friend  entered, followed by six native whiskers, eager eyes and drooping mouths.  The piano man could see the'ignominious /inish of his pint of whisky in the  crowd.  For some tin to  he hesitated,   hoping  they would grow tired and go a way,bit! ,  they till sat around Che stove and talked i  politics until the piano man, seeing that ,'  they would stay  until  next  morning if;  nothing- happened, said, in as hospitable  tone as the circumstances would permit. ;  ���-(.rentlemen.   I   have a  small  bottle of ���'  line, whisky here.    Won't  you join  mc  in   a   drink:'"      The   men   all   looked'  around fearfully, with their lingers  on  their lips, and said:    -Tlus-s-sh !"  like  a. comic opera chorus.   Then the oldest;  man  arose and tiptoed out of the room, i'  Clio others following.    They  tiled along-i  a. hall anil stopped at a water cooler.       j  The piano man  produced   his pint of:  1 ic to the old '  the Graves nugget is toe largest ever  taken from the soil of California. According to liittell, a nugget was found at  Carson Hill, Calveras county, in November, 1S54, which weighed 195 pounds  troy, and was worth $43,000. Between  the two there is no great issue of values,  but what there is appears to be in favor  of the earlier specimen.  The first nugget found in this state,  the one which Marshall picked up, was  worth but 50 cents, and the next one  discovered but $5. A soldier in Stevenson's regiment found the first large specimen, a mass of gold weighing between  20 and 25 pounds, while stopping to  drink in a small affluent on the Mo-  kulumne river. This nugget was taken  east, where hs exhibition confirmed the  stories of California wealth, and added  materially to the public excitement  there.  In LS54 the "Oliver Martin chunk,"  which was auriferious ore mixed with  white quartz, was picked up near Camp  Corona, in Tuolumne county, in a hole  which Martin had dug to bury a-drowned  comrade. It yielded $22,270, and became the oasis of a great fortune. Tn  IS(i(>, Daniel Hill, a pauper, found a  $14,000 nugget in Plumas county, and  coming to San Francisco, spent the proceeds quickly, $5,000 being squandered  in one week's  whirl.    With  his  monev  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  ���   this hotel.  BRANDON & BARRETT  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  Situate in the Slocm Mining Division of AVest  Kootciiiiy District. Where loout-'d: About  one mile o.i.s   of Cody on the south fork of  Carpenter Creuk.  r|UKJB NOTICE th.atl, W. D. McKay. ���K.'fmw  1    asa-jent for 1).  K. Spratnie, free miner's  ccrtitieate No. <j753l and John S. Parker, free  minor'.* certificate No. 77730, Intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to tho Min iiiff Recorder for a certifieare of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining- �� Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before flic issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this l'-ttli day'of January, JSHS.  Oro Mineral  Claim.  Situated   in  the Slocan  Minintr Division   of  West. Kootenay District.     Where located:  About ou�� mile east of Cody on the south  fork of Carpenter Creek  "TAKE NOTICE that I, \V. D.  McKay, Melius-  I    as n-g-ent for D. E.'Spra��ue, free miner's cei-  licato No.fi7fi.-il, and John S. Parker, free miner's  certificate No. 77,73!), intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apply to the Minitif'- Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining- n Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, tliar action under section 37. must be commenced before Ihe issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this l.'ith day of January, 181)8.  Alniii No. :i Mineral Claim.  I  Situate in the Sloean .Mining Division of AVest i  Kootenay District.   Where located: About I  one mile oast of Cody on  the south fork of I  Carpenter Creek.      ' j  ���TAKE NOTICE that I. W. D. McKay, actiuir j  .1 as agent lor D. E. Sprague, tree miner's certificate No. !)7.>!1. and John S Parker, free  miner's certitieare No 7773!/, intend sixty days !  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Re-j  corder for a certificate of improvements lor the ,'  purpose of ohtaiiilutr a Crown irrant of the above I  claim. j  And further take notice tliat action under sec- j  tion 37 must be commenced before tiie issuance of l  such certificate of improvements. !  Dated this l'ith day of January. ]8!)H. j  Coiniskoy Mineral Claim. '  Situate in the Slocan MiningDivision of West  Kootenay   District.      Where   located:   On  tl.e Galena. Farm, adjoining the Peerless  mineral, claim on the north.  'PAKE NOTICE thtit   f. Francis J. O'Reilly of  i    Silverton.  B. C. as agent for the Galena  .Mines Ld, (Foreign) Free Miner's Certificate No.  1-2i>:> A., intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the .Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements,  for ihee purpose of obtaining: n  Crown grant of the above claim.  _ A ml further f;i ke notice that action,  under section 37. must; bo commenced before the issuance-  eif such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of February. l.-W.    '   FRANCIS 7. O'REILLV.  Iliiiiilietlf    Mint-i-al    Claim.  For Assay  .Mining Division of West  Where located: On Four  nsion  of the  Vaiicouwr  'PA K E  1    for ���  all gone, he went to Dutch Flats, .Nevada | \J.7 12 TaaHaI    Q^> P f\   ���'  county, and while  washing his hands in    W 9P   I CClZCI   4X   LU. !  a stream saw lving on the bottom a mia- . ,,,.  , , . , ' \  Situate iu tbe  .Slocan  Koofeiiay district.  .Mile Oivi-k. an exie  No. ���>.  NOTICE that I. F. S. Andrews, agent-  W. II. Hellyar, Free .Miner's Certificate  No. ���-1I;W A. intend sivty days from the date  hereo/, lo anply t��> the .Mining Recorder for a  eertificte oi' improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further lake notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before' the issuance ofsuch  ccrtitieate eif improvements.  Dated tin's ;-,fli dav of November, l��i7.  F. S. ANDREWS,  Agent for. W. II. Jlellvar.  are ffomg- up.  Eosebery  Men are now. grading" and clearing"  the townsite, arid several building?  are about to be erected.  Eosebery  Is destined to be the distributing- centre for the Slocan.  Eosebery  Will become the great Concentrating"  City of the Slocan, having" abundance  of water and being- easy of access to  ! the Mining" Centre.    Watch this.  Eosebery  Terms, �� cash; balance three and six  months. ��  For fuil particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Ag"en  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADINGS.,  LTD.  | KOOTENAV LAKE  AND RIVER.  j       Summer Card.   Effective March 15, 1808.  j ' SS.   INTERNATIONAL.  | South bound. North bound.  I Read down Read up.  j Sandon  | Train lvs daily, i-oopm    lu.ooam train ai-daily  | ' Kaslo  "      ar      "     :1:1a pm      8:00 am    "     lvs    "  I Hoat lvs daily Boat ar daily  I except Suniiay...-i:l.;'iam      8:10pm..except Sundy  I Ainsworth  "    ' "���      ..(i.-.lS am      7:10 pm..       "      "  Pilot Bay  "       "       ..7:l.ri am'       (1:30 nm..       "       "  Balfour  '���       ���'       .. 7:-l.-| am       'i-OOpm..       -       '���  Five Mile Point  ���'       ''       ..!i:0(iam      ii.-io pm..      ���*.     "  Nelson  "       "       . .iiMa'am       -1:15pm..       ;'       "  Train ar daily        Northport,        Train Iv daily  except Sunday 1-':'-S pm       l.-oo urn..except Sun.  Rossland  '���       ..i:m pm.      12:0!) m. "       "  Spokane  !        '���       -       ..ii:!0prr,       8:00 am..       "       "  ; SS. ALBERTA.  I Sandon  | Train lv daily.. I,no pm       lo.oOamTrain ar daily  i Kaslo  !      '���'    ar daily..;-, la-m    ������ 8.00 am    "   lv daily  j Boat lv Tues. Boat ar Mon.  | and Saturday, .a.00 pm      1 00 am..and Tuesday  e Ainsworth  "       "      . .(i.i-opm ,    ll.iopm  i Pilot Bay  j        -       ���'       ,.7.0ii pm      11.00 pm  i Kuskonook  !        '���      ���'       .10.00 pm      8.00 pm..Sun. & Wed.  I Goat River  |        ���'       -     12.oo night      0 00 pin  ,' Bounda o*  j Wed. & Sun. .. l.oo am       ">.0(J pm        "  j Bonner's Ferry  i        ������      '���   ar...s.iKi am      -'.oopmh   f Train lv"      .11. loam       t.h'e pm train ar "    "  I Spokane  i    '���       ���' ..i.-ISiim       7.00 am    "     Iv  I    Meals and Berths not. included.  I'asseng-crs on SS. International from Nelson,  ; Spokane, etc.. for points on Kootenay lake south  i of F'lor Bay. will connect at t-.liat point with the  ! SS. Alberta.  Passengers for Nelson via SS. Alberta, from  I points south of Pilot Bay. can, by airangement  ; with purser, have slop-over at Pilot Ba\-orAins-  ; worth, or connect witli SS. iufern.'i'tional at  i Kaslo.  The company's steamers connect Kootenay  ; Lake and Slocan points with all points in tbe  I I'm' red State's and Camilla, by way of Spokane  ��� and Kooienay river.  Tickers sold and bag-gag" checked to all points  i bv fiursiirs on Rfeamers or at our office.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gcn'I Mgr  V. O. Box l-ii. Kaslo, B.C.  NOTICE.  DRfJG-G-rsTS. SpMiu.BAL i  NOT:CE.  s  IXT\'  get of gold and white quartz, similar in  sine and shape to a baby's head. This  brought $12,300, and ise'nt Daniel Hill  through a career of debauchery to the  pnorhouse.  Tiie rinds in the later years tiji to the  Blue Jay discovery, have not been of a  notable sort. In" the fall of ISS9, two  tramps who had been put off a Southern  Pacific freight train, started to walk to  Bakersfield, and found a battered nugget  weighing 2l(> ounces on the way. In l<Si)(Jj chain  a chunk worth $1,400 was  picked up'in | '"'''Y     ,    ,      ,  . ,        .  ..        ,,. , ..   ...,,,,,...       ,   i    ti   ,       i l one.hundred and sixt\ .-icivsiiihicoi- less, siruare,-  ban Diego county,  and   there have been ) *n Wcsr Kootenav di'strict.  two or three  discoveries  on theMojave' ' l��. ���)��� BARRAi'C!  DAYS ;ifter date' I. the imdeTsi.u-ucd. intend lo apjily lo the Chief Coiumis.-ionm- of  Lands and Works,   Victoria,   li,  0..  for permission to purchase the   followi'iiir lands, described'-  as beiiiir abeji.it seven   miles   from the  mouth of,'  Kuskanook cree.'k. a   slake' bcinu-  placed  about!  three hundred and fifty  feet  north of creek, anil :  inarked.- 'Miorthwesr ci'inier.   March the 7.  1-W : :  i runniiiir thence forty I'liains south, theiic l'��n-i.>- ;  east,  thence' feeriy chains'north. theiieV ,'  foriv chains west lee   ;>}.-*��-���- ,,f cnnimenconieul Y  'PWo .Mn.VTI-IS ufier date I intend lomake  1 a.pplieation to purchase' (Venn the Commissioner of Lands and Works (he followimr  described parrel ,,r land, viz: Be.crinniiifr at a  post ])Iaiii-eel idoni!' si,j(. s. \\raikei-'s northwest  corner post a nil niiiniiii: north fortv chains,  thence easi eighty eliains, thence si'mth forty  chains. ihen,-e -.vest eighty chains Pi the point o'f  ��� ���i>|ii!iii'iici'iiiiii!: siiimtcif on (he Ciiliiinljia river  narrows, in the- Kootenay .iistrie-t: three It ii it -  eti-i'd and twenty adv-.  ELI.EN .MeDoL-GAI'.D.  \aku-ep. ii. C. March 11. is:is.  NOTICE,  ! desert.    The majority of  i lieen accidenftil.  the   finds have  .V.-ilili>p. B. (.'.. .March 7. isos.  S W,'  A    R.'S  dlie fin'  All lb.  e. in-ivd f  will pi ..'in ..I business in lie- WiniKor  Van ram em ihe IYh nf \ pril. all account.'?  firm uiii>! be- paid at e.nce.  r"Sl.'iiir:uit  and  hotel  'I'll li    NYASKVIl.M1:    ST(I|)i;N IS.  WANTED,'  lllv'ISTf.W MEN'  and WO.MK.V.  New I ien Vi-r. B. I '  .f.\C<  ile-ll in.  I'lirniliir"  will be  <)N ,V Co.  si  i liquor, and yrnvelv handei  j * ���* ���  iiian who took u -'siK.u-rer.  ���was   handed   down   the  lint  ! croaked in the back   part"  of  This fatuous company  of jubilee and j  plantation   singers   entertained   a   lair ���  sized audience at the 'Acme opera house i  lust night and  gave  an   exhibition  thatj  was worthy of more than ordinary men-:  lion.    The program   was  excellent, and j  from   the  time the   curtain   was   raised;  until    the   "'good   night"   number  was  vi2\u]eved   tho   music   loving   people of  Aberdeen were treated  to one continual  stream of music,' mirth and'melody.   The  lirsf pari was  devoted   to jubilee  songs  such   as  "'(.iospe!  Train,"   "Ding   Dong  Jiells," etc., and they were   rendered in  a very artistic manner.    The   "Suwanee  li iu I I'm. luce ' (.liiuip-i-   i.l' I he 1 'iix'i'ii. " the in  lll.'irvellol!.-*   honk   >UIIC"    I III"    pllbliealinu   nf   I In  Bible-. I'e-vi\ilei| rcljyinii elemniistrati'd. Super  ua I-era 1 I' '.,'is of ihe Bible ;i.i lon-vr iiiib.'iibt  iic\-. Or. Aiistii! i-; tin- Ivliioi': l.'r. iianY-b's  1'roleSr.i.r of I'hilosi.phy. \'ir!o|-ia (' nive-ivity  writes the iui i-'jdiie'iou. Th" cn'iiti-ibiitnr-. ni-i'  scholarly aini ile-ximi iii.-n. anioiii'- wlmin an  K'ev. Oi'. Thomas. Judy.' (iron. I.Vv. ii. W.  He-nil.'r-.oii. K'ev. Win. Ketlle-wi-li. .1. ll.Ciiyue.  M. A., ('haplain Se-arl.--. I'lvan^i'list (.Yossle-y  and many ollie-r-. Conl-ons exiie-rie'iices of  Wi.'Sl,-y. .Mark Twain. Dr. Buckf.-y. \V. T.  Stead, and a hnS! nf similar men Tin- veil <ci<-  a rati n.lt l,' i e ��� spirit land i< drawn liack sn tliat all  in.'i v at h'.-isi have a ���������jlimii!-i'." Full boimrl ean-  vaf-siiiir bonk. V/icent.-: worth twice that. h'\-  |,erii'i!ii- niniece.ssary. Bonks on rime'. Fi-imYIi!  paid.    Biir ceiinmissinii.    >clls mi siirht.  soiai Falls k irtta  JVelson &Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only nil rail ;-oute without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  K-xeept .Sunday.  A 1-1*1 VK.  AZLWAY  .\SI>  BACIKIC BIN'K  \h\\\  l.KAVI--..  ���!��:20��a.n].  11 :���!."�� "  .3:00 a. m.  ("lose; connect!  all Knoti'iiay lak  I'assen^i.-r> I  ('reek ("iniieet :,'.  XKLSON  h'O.SSLAND  SPOKANE  with Sleanier  lint-.  .'>;.->;> p.ra  2:nr>    "  (i:40 p.m  {<]���  Kaslo and  er  Ki'ltli-   li'i'vcr and  Boundary  .M.'ircu.-'  with  st.'iire daily.  BHA I.) I. IC V-(; A H K KTSi i.V ('().M I'  ic.  and,  (linn-  lidte.  fraiiie(i  was the  m  a  face  liottle  A   door  tin1, rofini,  si|tiare place   in  tho  .)!' the landladv of tiie  l.tver  \-or3'  ment.  Iiv  .Miss IClleen Watkin.s  was  A2>.'\'. Liniii  T(iia>\-|i>.  -el  SIJdKTKST  A X 11  'JI'ICKKST  IM! 'I'K  di !���:  jileasant feature  The l>ii.��s solo  ol  (lie  entertain-  "l\in<X Over L;md  and Sea" 1>v .Mr. <l  eo.  lion hass."   made  The largest  Hod   ]>y   (i'neen  ���chick a nt'  laiu.s  tin-  nioK e.\'ei' known i.s own-  \'it-toria.    It is IS inciies  wei'o'hs  (i:-> pounds, and coii-  addrossos  <>f  con<-Tatul<ition  iul)i  i".\ of 1.8ft/.  m the. occasion of hor  oleoT.-iph prints a funny  The London T  fitory of the order  known  A poor man lay  dyin��-,  Jvife was attoit(lin��-  him  as o'ru(!.som(\  and his o-ood  with  hoinc.lv  ������It's all rio'ht madam."said the piairi  man. 'M'rn only showino- a few samples." The fa eo. disappeared. When  the bottle ��-ot hack to the piano man  there, wasn't enouo-h liijuor in it to make  his ear smart.  The next day he  mei   ea(.-h nue of his  o'ue.sts of the l.)otf.le and each called him .  to om-   side and   whispered   confident- :  iallyt  ������'J(*.st send mo up a "-allon o' that there  liiptor," at the same  time tryino- to slip  some money into   his   hand.    It  w;ts in :  vain, that he explaimtd tliat ho did not j  sell whiskev.    A few minutes   later. as;'  W'alley, the ''wan-  it great impres-  on   tiie  audience.    In   the   second  I'rof. and Mrs. U'atkinsiipjieared in !  To  I':,,  To the'  ml Km  .tap,-en  id ive- mi  ft Prosiiefc'Assay Office  Bxandou, B. C,  ep.'.'IU   J.  China .-  iints.  nd Am  lis: rict-  fr.ili.i.  (b'l-tU  sion  part I  an anloharp duet, and I'rof. Watkins  irave' an exhiliition of ventriloquism  which wits truly wonderful. In the last  part, the various memhers of thecoinpany  eiressed in the regulation phintaii'io  .���ostiiines uf slavery days, rendered some  \'ory |"Ie;tsing sentimental sotigs of the  old war days with pathetic effect. In  fact there was not a number on the program that did not receive an encore.  The Nashville Students will again  appear at the Acme opera house to-nior-  row night with a change of program, and  tiie Recorder predicts' a full house.���  Aberdeen. Wash., Taper.  DR. MTLLOY  AND  8   JS S  l\jT|QT  Klondike  on,  ���HE Y[J  i'l.  i���_��� 11 in  nalinii  -li.-el  -i11 ii���-.  I Be-:  looms in  IntO  ���\inuon.  N'.-w T.  .1 I  - Xi-.v I i  Ti-.-i;  I   ;MI\  \;J..  >li  ill-.  A.  i.iK'tscDKi,. c. i-;  I ominion & Provincial,  La d Surveyor.  iti.S'-i .-ry:    \.  i ri i\ .���-. a ;  .Vi-ie  Ascertain pr  ienii.-i t i'"i ii\-  M.  \V. K.  ������:. .i. i  And  o ic.  Di  ��� ,-it .,:.-.ie ii j;;  ���! imi el iil\  im- V.-.v i  I l.-iivi'r al !  ���sen; 1,',','liici  ai|dl'i'��sinu    i  I" 'l'i; LAS.  mi.  Tr.-c,-.   I  .-t. Bass. A...I  :t. Paul.  i   Ca nadia :;  ���*idii:.'.-daily  e'W   Denver  .1     Sine  \ la  in:  p. Ml  '-.-ill X  ss.   .U-i  am  .cal .-  -.i- D  I   lull in-  II VeT.  Xels-iii: .  .'IIICiillVi'l'.  SI ic.-iii   City.   B.C  ;f'<-'A.I! si'iisililc penple.   t r.-i \ i-l   via C.I'. I.'xand  ^MW^^^^^^^^  Ass?*.'1; l^we List:  lie,lei. Silver. i.lfi.,a,i..'.-.,-ii   Culii. Sih-yr a aft' 1,,.,-id. c.-mi'iiii'-d   Ceild inidSilvefe   Sii\er and  Kcii.   Ciiiijeer - bv Isl.'i'h:. .i\-- j.   C;old, Silv'ej'. Cn| j't;'   am! ;.c.-i:l      ' it'll J and ('npiier .-.   Silver am! C"|i)icr   Ceild. Siive-r atid ' 'npj-.-i-       I'latiimm   '   Mereiiry   Inm rn-Manganese   i.iiin-.  Mairiiy.-'iiiiii.  I'-iriiun.  Silica,  Snl-  phiir, eac)   .'lisiniilh. Tin. ( -.-ibaH. Xiel.-e.'l. Aiitiiuniiy.  Ztin-, and  A rs.jnic. c-ici;   Cal .'fixed C.'irhe.M. Veilalilc .\tatt":r. Ash,  .-unl   |ii-ri-.-iiiau'-'.-   "f  I'uki. if ("nkiii"-  (\,:.l    .  'IVi'iii.s:   '.���ish  \\ ith   vmiple  ���J IUI.- J'llll. imi/..  FRANK DICK  Assayer and  A  SI..'.(I  :; up  ���J Die  2 ill  2 em  I   (VI  1' en  ���2 :<l)  .-; OO  .". Oi'l  L' on  2 del  P.  CTOT^Vi THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 7, 1898.  Fifjb Yeae  ppopp K��otenay carr-ps  MlNIN'e   RE.60B-DS  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded ourvig the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Deuve * were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS'-.  Al.!!11. .-March   Bird Fractional. New  ver. R-'-l't ��'}vr1'  Varcli Hu-d.  Milliin.  Ai'itn. I  -I'in  E O Nelson.  Uen-  auie.. .1 C Butler and N D Mc-  ��� Knot, Cariboo creek Sivertmi.  WI'ltOVEMKNTS.  | the united forces of the Waverley, Tan-!  Igier and Gold Fields of British Columbia  I companies.    They will also construct a  ' railway from their mines to the works.  j    Work is  about to be pushed on  the  ! Kitsap and  Nellie group on Lexington  \ creek.     A   number   of   claims   will be  i worked on   the   Moscow  and Mohawk  | lead, and it is expected that the Moscow  Carlyle.   who  will  formulate plans for  will make a shipment before long,  the development of all the B. C. A. Pro-      Messrs. Billiard, Summer and Ritchie  perties. -will continue work on  the  Copper Lode  New machinery is belli"- installed for g">up. A 30-foot tunnel was run on this  the improved working- of the Great property last falll and the boys are very  Western. There are lots of timbers on much' pleased with the showing,  the. ground for the shaft. The shaft Three placer claims have recently been  has been straightened and sinking- con- j staked on French creek in the Big Bend  tinues. j country,    adjoining    the   Consolidation  No property in the camp is so active j mine,  as the.  War 'Ea<rle,  in which  there is ;     Development work has been resumed  more.-than a mile of underground work, j on t\ie Ba^ shot mine, in the Trout Lake  It is expected that slopping will be corn-1 countrv, with a small force.  inenced about Julv 1. V  i  ERSJiVNGHM  Full Prices.   Correct Selection  N, DEALERS, STORES, B  ALL SHIP US R��p��  Ropes and Tags Furnished Free  IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES  Hides,Pelts,Wool  TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.  Write ior circulan^^ Prices  NO COMMISSI��- m  200-212 :-IRST AVE. NORTH  CHARGED  CEln ii-iCA'i'i-; oi  Makch :;o���1'iili'lity.  ASSESSMENTS.  Maiich :i"~-F.n if le  Fraction, Crosscut,  .li'iiny  Jones Fniction. Moliawk.  Maucii 31- Gli'iiekauf, Gla(l*-ton<*.  Ai-mi. 1���0 k Noa.  Al'Kn, -2���Ocean.  Al'iui. 1���S]nikain*.  THANSKEKS.  Maucii -'!)   AIkoiiiii    ami   Evangeline,  Tlioa'  Knight to John Kniirht, Nn" 1.  Makch 'U���Finland, G II   Eaton to \V H Rud-  TTIOIIll. Jllll '22.    .,  A run. -.'���Sultan -J, 1-1  1* Rice to A P Anderson,  Aiiril ia,18!i7.  Daisy, Kcdina i\, Sultana 11/21, A V Anderson  to A St Gi:ot-f*u 'fliimersley, March 2'i.  Silver Tip and Bears Nest, fewer of attorney,  J T Wilkinson to Wain rig hi Pollock & Oo, London. Ena. Fell 28.  Silver Tip, E If Wuinwriurit to Herman Hcn-  gricks, London, En;.?, March 15.  Bears Nest, same to same, March 15.  Lotta Gauna I,.) O Todel to Ed Shannon,Apr 1.  Al'iui. 1���Same \, Ed Shannon to John Goet-  toelie, Aiiril 1. >75.  AINSWORTH    DIVISION.  MA1{Cu2rCro^^HEHe=^n^d  j "A   Winchester; ueno, sieve   ^  F^K,rtcrow'sKeSt. Martin Knight.  Still another sale was the Pearl and  1 Ruby fractions, south of the Le Roi, for  which a sum between 815,000  and S20,-  000 was paid by an English syndicate.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  ORK    J5H1MUSNTS.  Summary of Amount   of   Ore   *��*�����"���  Kxported  Fro... the Port of >�������<>�����  IMMEDIATE REMn . h^��� 200-2 1 2 HRST AV L.  i^r*. . ...  jas. McMillan & go., inCl  MiNNEAPo^jvyNN.  A.S8KSS11KNTS.  Makch 2U���Lake View.Victoria.Cub Fraction.  March 2S���Colorado Fraction, B E Adams.  Maucii :-!H���Jennie, Lardo, V L S.  Maucii *!l���Hone, Crown Prince, Jessie A..  TltANSKKKS.  Maucii iS~ North Star, Black Belt, Silver Tip',  4, Adam Baird to Mrs Minnie Boeeher, con sioi).  The above is an agreement, Mrs. B lecherto give  --jlOf) and furnish supiilies for 18!)8-I8ii3 for Adam  Baird when hoing the assessment work.  Makch io���Kale, C M Parkerit. Z Montgomery.  Mauoh 30���Mortgage  to Whittier, McLean  &  -Bvers from Montezuma Mining & Milling Co.  HumlioldtJ, Dan McKay to'I Waldron, #17.51).  "   Franklin -J-, same to same, ~:J.7.50.  Humboldt g, E rj Pease to some,  rranklin l, I Waldron to E Eyl.  Same, same, to E C Pease.  Humboldt ', E 0 Pease to I Waldron.  Davl-rca.lv \, A Halytol Waldron.  Franklin, 1 Waldron to A M Banlierg.  Humboldt.', same to same.  .  Daybreak, same to same.  March 81���Blue Grouse \, Jas Grant to Iw  Howard, U Gilchrist,.  The Kaslo-Slocan Development Company, Ltd., has consummated the purchase of a promising group of White  Grouse mountain claims, -known as the  Copper Star group. Mrs. Jennie E.  Harris, S. D. LandecUer ' and J. .1.  Casey sold the property, taking stock  in the company and becoming officers  and directors." The group consists of  the Copper Star, Grey Copper, Haulton-  ian, Klondike, Alaska and Petra.  A petition was circulated recently by  Madison & Hicks and Carl Nelson and  has been forwarded to Victoria for an  appropriation of 87,000 for the extension  of the wagon road up the South Fork of  Kaslo creek, seven miles above the  Montezuma mine. It was signed hy  320 free miners.  A deal is pending on theHootalinkwa  claim, near the Witewater mine, between the owners and some Montreal  parties. It is the intention of the prospective purchasers to start development  work on the property at once if the sale  is consummated.  The Nip <& Tuck and Stanley claims, >  situated near  Whitewater,  and owned I  by   Duncan   McDonald  were sold by'  Deouty Sheriff Robinson, on April 4, to  satisfy a judgment in favor of J   A.  Turner & Co .'for S100.  The Montezuma has closed down the  mill and all the upper workings of the  mine. The force retained will push the  lower crosscut ahead with all possible  speed. It is estimated the lead will cut  in about 95 feet.  The ore shipments through the port of  Nelson for last week,  as given below by  the Nelson Miner,  were  marked by no  special   feature   except   that- the Hall  Mines smelter made a large shipment of  lead bullion, the product of the new lead  stack.   The shipments for March aggregate considerable more than for either of  the preceeding months of the year, but  the values amount to   less,  owing   no  doubt to the  closing  down of the Trail  smelter.   The average, however, for the  first three months of the present year is  close on $1,000,000  per month.    The following are the figures for the week:  MATTE AND BULLION.  Hall Mines (Copper Bullion)  Hall Mines (Lead Bullion j   OUK,  Le Roi mine, Rossland   Payne Mine. Slocan   Queen Bess   Idaho, Slocan.. ���   Iron Mask   Last Chance   Rambler   Montezuma.   Reco   Miscellaneous   Total for the week...  Apnroximate Value   Total for March   I Total for February   Total for January   Total so far for 1808   Total for 1807, via Revelstoke.  Total for 1807, port of Nelson..  TONS  10  20  1,680  370  20  170  80  80  45  80  ���M  lit)  2,700  Tint they will send no  more to the T. Eaton Go  for Dry Goods and  Furnishings; as the  goods cost much more  when landed in New  Denver; besides, they  are often old and shelf-  worn and they seldom  get what they order.  But���  2IWG6.  . 11,71!)  . 8,078  . 9,500  . 20,027  J. 55,271  ���   008,115  040,138  1,107,48!)  3,815,042  710,131  7,013,324  Different Here  Our goods are new and  of the best quality; the  patterns are. of the latest;  designs, and, above all,  Our Prices are Right.  N. B���We are offering a line line of Ladies'  Jackets. Boys' and Men's Overcoats and Pea-  Jackets, below anything e.ver belore offered in  the Slocan. Call and examine our goods and  satis'.v yourselves.  McLachlan & McKay  New Denver.  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOllS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance. Nakusp, B. C.  J.K.S,B. GameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing-  ���: in the :���  -.   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailotfs    Kft.  SANDON," B. C  BAST   KOOTENAY   DEAXS.  KOSSr.A-NI>  DKALS  AND   PROSPECTS.  Hip; mininjr deals were a matter of  common occurrence last week, and  were inaugurated hy the War Eagle  company acquiring- a control of the.  Monita,'on the basis of $100,000. It is  probable that this property will be  worked by the Monita company, as independent of the War Eagle. This purchase was followed by the acquisition  of.lohnlv. Cook's interest in the Pilgrim, which lies between the Monita  an-1 War Eaiiie, and options for the remaining-interests will undoubtedly be  taken up.  Messrs. Wakefield, Farrell, Tlries,  Morris and others have sold a half interest in the following- claims to a large  English company: Rebecca, "Nettie,  Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Point Levi,  Silver Reef aud Hummer. The conditions of the sale arc, that 815,000 shall  be expended during a period of three  years, 810,000 each year on the property,  and $5,000 in cash to the owners. These  conditions will convey to theisyndicate a  half interest in the property.'  S. R. Era/.ier has sold an interest in  the Alpha, East Kootenay, Saref and  Edith claims, to ,1. K. Mackintosh.  These claims are situated on Pyramid  creek, a tributary of the St. Mary's  river  ^piMlllieiuiii,,,.,   I NEWS IN PLACE j  %iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii#  j    John McClement and family haye re-  i turned to town.  '    Bicycles are becoming quite fashionable in New Denver.  Wm.  Thomlinson    will   return   from  Kingston this week.  James Bowes, of Silverton,  east for a few weeks.  Mrs. Daniel Dunn  has  taken   up her  abode at Three Forks.  The re-opening of the Newmarket was  celebrated Saturday night.  wife and sister-in-law re-  has, gone  Has an  Immense  Stock, of . ������*������ ���  NAKUSP, B.C.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  CLOTHING,  E. B. Ke.?r,  Another   deal,   representing  a good  round   sum,   was    consummated    last  week, when   Richard Power,  of  Trail,  sold to the Edgar Gold Mining & Smelting Company, of this   city,  says   the  Rossland   Miner,   the  Modena mineral  claim.    The property  adjoins the. Deer  Park and Esmeralda, anil will he worked by the  Edgar Company.    This company proposes to  commence immediate  development,  and   has -increased   the  treasury stock from ��100,OOU to 8550,000.  Its properties now embrace the Modena,  which  adjoins   the  Deer   Park  on the  southeast, the Esmeralda on the southwest and the Edgar on the west.  At the Deer Park work  continues on  the drift in the 150-foot level, where the!  big strike, of two weeks ago was made. I  Preparations  are being  made  for the  shipment of a fe.w car loads, more for a  sample shipment than anything else, as  at present tiie facilities do no hot exist-  The fine body  of  ore  from  which  the  assay of nearly $500  was obtained continues with the workings, aud there are  nearly eight leet of it.    Stock  went up  as hiu-'u as \?>}, cents during the week,  hut came down again,  more  from lack  of interest than anything else.  In Sunset No. 2 the work is being  conlinod to drifting cast and west from  the-ion-foot level. The indications at  juncture in the drift are excellent.  Wurk is to be resumed on the shaft  eaiiv in the present week and it is to be  sunk another 100 feet to the BOO-foot  level.  turned from Scotland onTuesday  It is reported that the Bank of British  North  America   will remove one of its  branches from the Slocan.  Thos. Kelley, aged 51 years,  a former  resident of Grand Rapids, Mich., died of I  A company composed of Messrs. Fink, 1 penumonia at Sandon last week.  Thies, Shepard,   Ross,  Herchmer and      TT   Tr   ,.r       . .....  others have applied to the government      H- ?��� ^���* has removed his jewelery  for a lease of six  miles  of rich placer   store h-om the Ihompson building to his  I ground on Perry creek. ol(1 stan<:l ln the Newmarket block.  The Movie Placer company had al B* White n��� purchased the  formal meeting ol stockholders recent- Murphy property on Sixth Street, and it  'v.   It was voted that acti vol operations 11S reported will live m >sew Denver.  'CALLUM'& MILL'SPAUQH  Good fishing is to be had on the lake  at the mouths of the several creeks.  Several good strings of fish have been  brought in lately.  The usual midweek dance will be given  . to-night at Clover's hall. This is to be  j the last of the season. Prof. Milhvard's  j orchestra will be there.  Mr. J. W. Booth, who goes to Lllecelle-  waet, will preach his farewell sermon in  the Presbyterian church on Sunday next.    His successor will be Mr. A. F. Sharpe,  On the'Old Ironsides in  the Green- of Knox College, Toronto,  wood camp, work is  still being pushed      The Angi-ignon  boys  made an assign-  on both shaft and crosscut.    The cross-   ment   Monday    morning   and   the   St.  cut from the 100-foot level has been run   James hotei, with  furnishings, etc-, has  GO feet in ore and the  hanging wall has j been turned over to their creditors,  not yet been reached    Twelve men are  be commenced as soon as the season  will permit.  "Laido Jack"' Macdonald has sold the  Freeman claim to an English syndicate.  The property is situated on Tracy  creek.  Albert P>ank has sold the Maple Leaf,  situated on the North Star hill, to N. E.  Lindsay of Spokane.  BOUNDARY    ClUSKK    COUNTRY.  No necessity for  freezing to death  if you have a few  dollars to invest in  this kind of stock.  Call in,  The prices will astonish you.  Goods called  for & Delivered  mi  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware  Mil Sutpn<,,  *.��* OU, Glass and Pu��y.��� Doc, * Window,  emploved running  two  shifts.    Anew  pump "has been ordered.  l'Mvemenal���e^yorkingon:thecUl;��pBr  tunnel   on  the  Non-Such    in   Smith's  -  - -   -      ���        - - .1   :,-  The Paystreak is authority fori the  statement that Thos. R. Powers, of New  Denver, has purchased the butcher business of McCallum & Thompson, of Sandon.  AUNDRY  camp.   The tunnel is in U0 feet, and it I    nM        . .,.       , ,   ,.    ....    , TT  is intended to run in 300 feet. The work . lhe <&M���n lat the [Orphans Home  now being done is on the lead. When !l���* graded and bullt a crossing on  the tumuli has been run 800 feet it is the feVe"�� ?Ve W ��^)0Slte th?Ir residence,  intention to connect the upper and the lho efto"ts ot the bo>'s ou8ht t0 be en"  lower tunnel with a shaft.  ! couraged  j The Newmarket hotel is greatly iin-  I proved in every way, and since re-open-  ! ing the accommodations are as good as  . can be found in any lirst-class hotel in  ' the mining eountr-y  The Sovcrign is being operated by  the owners. Win.. Murphy, Gus Pester-  son and John Pyan. The shaft is down  4") feet, aud a tunnel is in L10 feet  They have just cut into a 10-foot ledge  and'are driftinir about Su feet to reach  tin* shaft Work is now in progress in  a di'irrhite formation.  Shipments during the past week were  increased bv 700 tons. The Le Hoi  shipped l/MO ton:-., the Iron Mask 320,  and the. War Eagle 010. The latter  shipment wus to the Nelson smelter,  and wn. for fluxing purposes. This  made a total shipment  for  the week of  A contract has been let for the sink-  f-:'i't more in shaft on the Good  lie h i*-- now down oo feet. A  i;-*- boi'ii iiist'dled and the work  ������ "Wn'ti Later in the. season  ". 'hat runs on the flood Hope  1 Y-mii the Good Fridav will be  ��� -. 1.  ���- -ttiim' and tunneling is the  1 it of work in progress in the  m-4: The company's new engine  ���.'. ���<��� and the present force of 35  t'i be increased as soon as addi-  Con   Cosgrove   and J.  J.   McMullen  have a force of men at work on th'. May  1 Queen and Lay Over, Hardy mountain.  J Thes-e claims are near, or in Wellington  j camp, and  the  fiuiK!  quality  of ore  is   ��� ���  Vmnd in the ledge of the May Queen as !     Among the other natural  advantages  that in the Winnipeg. j and features  that  New Denver has that  The  machinerv   ordered  some time ' eiste1' to?'Ils? cannot brag of is the one of   "*��� ���"���* in tiie universe.  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly sat-  isfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc.    All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Bone on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  .^���-"���"Rates furnished  Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave  rug  Drugs  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  R. O Matheson,  Proprietor,  Silverton,  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Sloean Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases .will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���-  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  ASLO hotel  Family & Commercial.  ago for the Knob Hill, it is  will he on the ground some  month.  expected,  time  this  sister towns can nu�� m^ ���.   having the happiest man in the universe  j It's Gordon Sutherland,  for  the child is  I a boy  iir.  lb  d,  w  I Ten inches of clean ore has been struck  i on the Argo. W. W. Warner recently  j took a two-year's lease on the property,  and, though little or no success was met  with on the property by the Argo Company, Mr. Warner found ore at the first  attempt.  Divine service will be held in the  Methodist church next Sunday as follows: Afternoon at 2-.30 Easter service,  Messrs. Bailey and Gainer are around I special singing by the Sunday School  waiting to go up to the Sultana group, scholars, and suitable Easter address by  This group has a verv fine showing, and ! R. ^Sr. Powell. Eveningat 7 -.15; subject,  is situated near the well-known Great j "Christ's Resurrection." The choir will  Western claims very near the Northeast I give appropriate music. Everybody in-  Arm, and handy for shipping ore, which I vited.  they expect to do at no distant date.    A|     Within the past few weeks hundreds  shaft will be sunk  on  the: Copper King, j 0f millions  of dollars have been appro-  ���   ���   *   i   -   ���!����� ^��+  '���m-intrip.j-t for nev  As many men as can he worked to  advantage are being kept at work on  the golden Crown, Wellington camp.  The contract for building the cabins  on the Sunset in Deadwood camp has  been let to Mr. Palmer of Greenwood.  UEVKLSTOKK     AXI)     TROUT     IAKE.  Best Rooms  DENVER nnd SILVERTON.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry, Eggs, Etc  SHOPS AT  ALL   IMPORTANT  KOOTENAY.  POINTS IN  Offered to the public of New Denver  are to lie found in the  Columbia House  Warm,   <iuiet   und   hard-finished   throughout  Board by the day. week or  month,  No Burin connection.  Sixth St., New Denver  N. C. DINGM.AN.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  i  Fitted with every modern  convenience.   Special protection against fire.  Kates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  \vh  "toll runs  M0 iper  cent, in  ��� ���it r:��  Iron >  ���i- in .  men i  riomi! niiwer   >s  I'Yl' -le' I'liilipMllV  furnished   by the War  WI'  '  wm  i.  were  made  last  Ml":'    <in iiiicii'^     " - '        ��� little  ������,,��� H,<  Pe.orm.Mii, nnd vei> httK.  ���    ���        i  , ,.     This lias been de-  ��� v bi'iii"- done      i ''is ",l  ;iwait   the    arriva  a  property  copper.  A great number of Fish creek claim  holders are waiting about for the snow  to get off a little so as to allow them to  get up to work on their claims and there  is no doubt but that a number of good  properties will be opened up this summer.  smelter is to be  erected on the llle-  A  C.P.H  priated by different countries for new  war vessels, and nickel steel is now  recognized as being the best matal for  their construction. ]So more opportune  moment than the present could be  selected for imposing an export duty and  thereby transferring the refining of the  metal from the United States to Canada.  The latest novelties in Millinery and  Dress Goods, etc., just received at Mrs.  Merkley's.  FRED J. SCtUIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings a!ways on hand.  Former President Cleveland wrote:  "This is especially a time for calmness  and conservation" One paper printed  the last word "conversation,"and it was  not very far off at that.  kb Thompson. Notary Public  '*�����   "  _ J ��� ���   II1J 2LM. W M.^  U  NEW DENVER, B.O.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co. 1 R^ McDOUgald.  of London, Eng.  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.

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