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Array SLA^^t/)  Volume V.   No. 29.  NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 21, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  FIGURES SPEAK  Most Gratifying Showing for  the Mines of the Province.  ���00D HOLDINGS IN TROUT LAKE  Figures speak for themselves, and  the statistical tables given in the report  of the Minister of Mines show very  clearly the steady but gratifying growth  of the mining industry in this Province.  The results are so far not startling or  phenomenal, but, as the report states,  the increase of the output of the lode  mines from ��100,000 in 1892 to 87,050,000  in 1897, or for five years, with an increase of $2,750,000, or (55%, during the  past year, commands attention.  That 1898 will see a substantial increase is now assured from the amount  of ore now in sight in the, different districts, and from the fact that the amount  of customs returns for shipments of ore  for January, February and March. 1898,  were from West Kootenay alone- in the  neighborhood of $1,000,000 a month, as  compared with an average of 3675,506  in 1897.  The interest of capital in the mineral  resources of the Province, says Minister  Carlyle, has been aroused to a degree  quite commensurate with what the  mining regions are now prepared to  show or offer, and in Great Britain a  large amount of money is now ready to  be sent here, provided good, businesslike propositions can be presented.  Not only are the gold properties now  greatly in demand, but also .silver and  copper, as the money-making possibilities of the high grade silver ores, as  found in the Slocan, Ainsworth and  other camps, are acknowledged by investors, but often ignored by speculators, who wish to cater to the public's  taste for gold.  Such interest has been aroused that  any district or property that can offer  good inducements to investment will be  examined and favorably considered,  and when such a condition of affairs is  reached, it then remains with the mining men to open up and prepare their  claims for inspection.  To the public at large it may be well  to state in reference to the mining resources of this Province, that they how  promise to become vearly more valuable, lhat British Columbia can now  claim a place among the mining countries of the world, and that with favorable climatic and natural conditions,  excellent laws and good government,  and very rapidly extending means of  transportation and cheaper treatment  of ores, many opportunities for the  careful and proper investment of money  are now here afforded. But it is also to  be remembered that this is no long-era  terra incognita, that there are many  here already closely watching for and  prepared to' purchase any good claims  that may be "discovered, "and that it is  quite alisurd to suppose that any one,  probably totally ignorant of mining  affairs, can come here and in a few  weeks pick up properties with phenomenally rich showings,, as has been  claimed by some who have come,  bought and gone back to float companies by means of most specious prospectuses.  The Province has been made to unjustly suffer for the deeds of a few such  cempanies, which have quickly proved  their inability to fulfil their glowing  promises of quick and large returns',  although in some instances, when  proper work has been done, these  promises may yet be redeemed.  During the past year,much new work  was done and much new territory prospected, but no important discoveries of  ore were made in the new localities or  on new locations, although, in the Nelson Division and along- the coast, what  may yet prove properties of great importance were being explored. On  some of the older claims, new and large  sliutes of good ore were found, and some  claims, hitherto unproductive, at the  close of the year promised to join the  list of shipping mines during the succeeding one.  Some districts were disappointing, as  the comparatively limited work disclosed nothing: but progress in the Province is greatly retarded because so  much presumably valuable mineral  land can be located and held from year  to year without the locators doing a  stroke of work other than putting in the  stakes. This is contrary to the law  governing- the location and possession  of mineral claims, but the fact nevertheless remains that a large percentage  of claims is held year to year by men relocating* each other's claims, and then  deeding them back to the original holder's, so that prospecting work, so very  much needed, is not done, and men who  would do work are kept out by an array  of stakes.  Speaking- of the gold output of ithe  Province and the various gold camps,  placer and lode, the report says: A  large amount of quartz has been found  in Fairview  and  Camp  McKinney  in  Yale, in Cariboo, in East Kootenay, in  the Nelson division, in Lillooet and  along the Coast and Coast Island but,  with a few exceptions, these veins as  tested have proved to have low values.  The Cariboo mine at Camp McKinney  has a goo'' ore chute that has paid  ��190,000 net; very rich free milling or?,  was taken out ofthe Poorman lead near  Nelson, and the Fern mine near there  is now becoming a producer; but this  class of mining has not yet made much  headway, although the greater attention now being paid, the erection of  stamp mills, etc., will greatly tend to  prove up these leads.  The annual output of placer gold for  many years has not been large, but  companies are now" opening up hydraulic mining leases in different parts  of the Province, and some very large  work is being done in Cariboo, as described'. During the past year some  engaged in dredging in the Eraser have  met, tor the first time, with encouraging success, and as the conditions are  better understood and more experienced men, with means and the plants best  experience now recommends, attack  this problem, the more hopeful it now  becomes that the gold lying in these  rivers will be at last secured.  During the past summer the rapid decline in the value of silver, that proved  so disastrous to other silver countries,  had little effect on our silver mines  other than to check investment, as the  ores were usually of such high grade as  to leave, even at the lowest price, a  good margin of profit. The price of  lead rose considerably, fbut thisin crease  was off-set by the increase of the export  port duty on lead into the United  States, our best market, of 1.5 cents per  ft. on the gross lead contents in the ore.  So far all this silver-lead ore has had  to be exported to the United States  for treatment, but at both the Trail and  Nelson smelters, lead stacks are being  erected, and the smelting of this high  grade lead ore will be attempted, provided dry ore. or that containing less  than 5% of lead, can be got to intermix  So far the amount of this dry silver ore  has been very small in this Province,  and its discovery would greatly serve  to simplify the smelting of these'silver-  lead ores "within our own borders.  No large copper mines have yet developed, The production of 5,325,000  lbs. during 1897, came almost entirely  from Rossland and the Hall Mines at  Nelson, the average yield value at the  former being 1.32%, at the latter 3.63%  Work is in progress on the, at present, low grade copper-bearing deposits  in Boundary Creek district, "and considerable prospecting was done at  Kamloops. on the St. Mary's in East  Kootenay, and on the Island of Vancouver and adjacent islands, especially  at the Van Anda on Texada Island,  whence several hundred tons of good  grade bornite ore were shipped.  PROMISING TROUT LAKE DIVISION.  The Trout Lake Mining Division  lying north of the Slocan and between  the Ainsworth and Lardeau Divisions  on the east and west respectively, embraces all that territory drained by the  rivers and streams flowing into Trout  Lake, into the Lardo River above Cascade creek and into the Duncan river  above the summits south of Hall and  East creeks, all the drainage of this  area being by the Lardo and Duncan  rivers into the northern end of Kootenay Lake.  Speaking of the possibilities of this  division'in his annual report Provincial  Mineralogist Carlyle says:  "The-best means of approach now  open is by the Government wagon road  from Thomson's Landing at the upper  end of the north-east-Arm of Upper  Arrow Lake, running north-easterly 11  miles, where one branch in one pule  enters Trout Lake City on the upper  end of Trout lake at the mouth of Lardo  creek, while the other, in four miles,  reaches the new town of Ferguson, now  springing up on the large bench below  the Forks or the confluence of the North  and South branches of L.arde creek.  This would be a very good road but for  three or four miles where it oasses  through very wet ground in the heavy  timber, where a great improvement  would be effected by slashing or cutting  down the timber and corduroying the  worst places, the larger cedar here being-especially suited to this purpose.  This road was being continued four  miles by the Lilloset, Fraser River and  Cariboo Gold Fields Co., up the creek  from Ferguson to Eight Mile, whence  the trail will run up to the Silver Cup  and Sunshine mines. A trail, seven  miles long-, runs from Trout Lake City  to the Great Northern or Alpha group,  while a new trail is being built from the  Lillooet, Fraser River and Cariboo Gold  Fields Co.'s camp, near Ferguson, to tap  this trail three miles from this group,  for the easier transport of supplies and  ore.  From Ferguson, trails lead up the  North Fork seven or eight miles to the  Commonwealth group and other claims,  while another runs from the end of the  wairon road at Eight Mile to Ten Mile,  or the junction of Gainer creek with the  South Fork, whence a trail branches up  Gainer creek to reach the Molly Mack,  Silver Chief, Black Prince, Badshot and  other properties, and the main trail, but  a very rough one, continues up the  South"Fork, crosses a summit down into  Heal}" creek, up which it passes to connect with the Abbott, Wagner and other  g-roups of claims on the divide west of  the Duncan river, 20 to 25 miles by trail  from Ferguson.  From Trout Lake City by row boats,  trails running up some of the creeks on  either side of the lake, are reached, and  from the foot of the lake an incompletely cut out trail runs down the Lardo  river to Kootenay lake. Trails also are  cut out between "Kootenay and Howser  lake, on which is a small steamer to  accommodate the many prospectors  now prospectors now prospecting the  upper tributaries of the Duncan, up  which river they travel by boat, as the  trail as yet is but poorly cleared.  Another road has been partially completed by the above-mentioned company  from Rosenheim,on Upper Arrow Lake,  through a comparatively low pass to  connect with the road from Thomson's  Landing to Trout Lake City. A small  steamer may soon be placed on Trout  lake, which'is 18 miles long.  This.'district.while very mountainous,  by reason of the deep valleys and low  passes, will be comparatively easy to  penetrate with railroads, such as by a  line from Upper Arrow lake via Trout  lake and Lardo river to Kootenay lake  whence, it is claimed, no serious difficulties are to be met with in ascending  the valley of the Duncan river should  developments warrant the construction  of a line into this region.  Already a preliminary survey has  been made from Arrow lake to Trout  lake and thence up Lardo creek to  Gainer creek, and charters are extant  for roads up Duncan and Lardo rivers.  The ore so far found in this district is  esssentially argentiferous galena,mixed  with this galena is more or less tetra-  hedrite or grey copper, in direct proportions to the amount of which is the  value in silver, and on some properties,  as the Silver Cup, etc., good gold values  are also carried. More or less zinc  blende is nearly always present and  often copper.and iron pyrites. However, some other variations are seen as  on the Sunshine and Great Northern  groups where galena and coarse cubed  pyrites form much of the ore, while on  tfie latter lead nearly solid copper  pyrites is localised in small paystreaks,  and on the Great Northern find True  Eissure the ore is mostly iron pyrites  in quartz, carrying small values in  silver, or 12 to 30 ounces, and $1 to SI  in gold But so far the ore of the dis  trict as stated above, may be said to be  essentially argentiferous galena, although large veins of slightly mineralized quartz have been staked off, but not  exploited as yet, or tested for gold.  On the surface, many of the veins  show a large development of white-  weathering milky-white quartz, with  in some leaks siderite or spathic iron,  and while much of this quartz may'be  barren, it is in other parts mineralized  or speckled pyrites and galena which is  found often segregated into bands of  solid ore, or "else so disseminated  through the quartz gangue as to form  ore that must be concentrated, so that  while clean ore can be hand-picked and  thus shipped, concentration will be  a necessary adjunct for many properties. On-"some claims work  essential to demonstrate their  ency or continuance.  As to strike and dip, they  coincide with the strike and di  enclosing- slates or schists, but on closer  examination tne veins are found to cut  across the planes of stratification or  with a dip of -15�� to 80�� from the horizontal.  The various groups of claims now  located are widely scattered, and this  year further 'prospecting is adding to  their number, especially on the ranges  on either side of Trout Lake and up  Canyon and Tenderfoot creeks, the  southern affluents of Lardo riven-, but  although the early locations date hack  to 1891-92. there is yet a great lack of  work which is so necessary for progress  and every effort should be made to develop as'much as possible all claims  showing- veins or leads, for upon this  work depends the opening up of this  section of country, as men with capital  are much more quickly attracted to properties on which work is done, and with  the opening up of ore bodies of pay ore  the means of transport will be supplied  when tonnage is assured. The advance  will be slow if develpment work is  neglected, and will only be proportionate to the efforts made by the owner to  prove that their claims promise to become mines.  This year there has not been made  the advance predicted, due greatly to  the cessation of nearly all work by the  Fraser River, Lillooet and Cariboo Gold  Fields Co., which proved to be a serious  damper, together with the unfortunate  fall in the price of silver.  air compressors offered on the market,  with the object in view of putting in the  most economical plant, and one of such  capacity to meet all their requirements.  After an exhaustive test, consisting of  cards taken from compressors in operation in Brittish Columbia, Montana,and  as far west as California, Mr. Mills decided in favor of the Ingersoll-Sergeant  piston inlet compressor, as presenting  the most economical features in air  compression, and from its design built  to withstand the most severe strain of  air compressing work.  In accordance with this report, the  War Eagle Company placed an order  with the James Cooper Manufacturing  Company, Limited, of Montreal, for the  largest individual air compressor ever  built in the Dominion of Canada. When  in operation this machine will have a  capacity of 50 drills, and will be the  pioneer of its class in Canada, being  driven by electric motor. Some idea  of the size of the machine can be gathered from the size of the fly-wheel, which  is 22 feet in diameter, and will weigh in  the vicinity of 25 tons.  The War Eagle Company also placed  with the James Cooper Manufacturing  Co. an order for a 300 ton electric hoist,  to hoist from a depth of 3,000 feet at a  speed of 1,000 feet per minute. The  average working load will be eight  tons. This hoist is the largest one in  world to be operated by electricity  It says not a little for the business  enterprise of one of our Montreal manufacturing firms that they should be the  successful competitors bn an order of  this magnitude, and they are to be congratulated.���-Montreal Star.  An amendment to the placer act provides that if a person acquires a placer  or an interest therein and it shall appear that the person from whom be  acquired title has neglected to take out  or keep up a free miner's certificate  according to the provisions of the act,  the person acquiring the claim or interest may within a month after finding  this out, or a month after the amendment becomes law, if he has already  acquired such knowledge, pay the proper fees and thus make his title a&good  as if there had been no default. Another  section in the proposed amendment is  to extend to leases or other placer mining grounds the right now belonging  only to holders of creek claims to consolidate as manv as ten leases. By some  GOLD CAN'T PAY  For the Hardships of a Trip  Into the Frozen North.  J. A. M'DONALD TELLS ABOUT IT  BRITISH    SUBJECTS   ONLY.  An Amendment  to  the Provincial Mining Laws Proposed by the Mining  Committee.  mistake last session the section giving  holders of placer ground a right to consolidate placer mining holdings not  exceeding 640 acres as one holding was  repealed. The committee propose that  this be re-enacted.  CALIFORNIA   TO   WORK.  Work on This  Valuable Property  to  be  Started as Soon as Possible.  is   yet  persist-  nearly  p of the  A    MAMMOTH    OOMPBESSOK.  That Being Inntalled by tho "War Kugle  is tho Largest in the Dominion.  Since the War Eagle Company, of  Rossland, has made a contract with the  Trail smelter for treating its ore it has  had its consulting .engineer. Mr. Mills,  iooking- into the  nun-its of the different  The mining committee has recommended to the Provincial Legislature,  in a report submitted last week, some  important changes in the mining laws,  notably that mining privileges shall for  the future be restricted to British-subjects.   This section reads thus:  "Every person over, but not under,  18 yearsof age, and everv joint company shall be entitled to all the rights  and' privileges of a free miner upon  taking out a free miner's certificate;  provided, however, that no alien shall  be permitted to record a mineral claim  unless he has previously and in accordance with the provisions of the act  regulating the same declared his intention to become a British subject, and no  crown grant shall be issued upon any  mineral claim recorded after the passage of this act, to any other person than  a British subject.  "A miner who shall become a free  miner shall, as regards his mining property and liabilities contracted in connection therewith, be treated as of full  age.  "A free miner's certificate issued to a  joint stock company shall be issued in  its corporate name, A free miner's certificate shall not be transferable."  Another amendment deals with fractional claims, remedying the omission  in the present act to deal with irregular  shaped fractions, ft is provided that  "such fractional mineral claims need  not be in rectangular form, and none of  the angles need necessarily be right  angles nor the lines be meridian, and  the lines of the previously located mineral claims (whether surveyed or not)  between which the fractional mineral  claim is located may be adopted as the  boundary of the fractional mineral  claim."  The distinction between a fractional  and full sized mineral claim is made by  always prefixing the words "full sized,"  or "fractional," to the word claim. The  Provincial land surveyor; when surveying a fractional mineral claim,  whether located before or after the  passage of this act, may survey such  claim'so tliat it shall contain as nearly  as possible, all the unoccupied ground  lying between the previously located  mineral claim,'as described in the affidavit and by the sketch plan made by  the locator when the claim was recorded, provided that no side of a fractional  mineral claim shall exceed 1,500 feet in  length.  Provisions are made by which a free  miner, if he has finished his assessment  work within the year, may have 30 days  more in which to'obtain and record his  certificate on payment of $10 additional  fee.  It is proposed to allow a miner to do  several years assessment work in one.  In getting a Crown grant, too, the  miner is a'lllowed credit fOr the assessment work done, the amount of such  assessment being deducted from the  $500 necessary to secure a Crown grant.  In making ai) application for a Crown  grant the applicant, it is proposed, shall  file the copies of British Columbia  Gazette and newspaper containing the  notices of his application.  xYnother amendment is that an adverse claimant must file a plan made by  a Provincial land surveyor showing the  claim. Instead of as at present, allowing credit to be given for the survey as  work on the claim only when such survey is made within one year of the record, an amendment proposes that two  vears be inserted instead of one.  As soon as the snow ia gone and men  and supplies can be put on the property  with safety, work will be started on the  valuable California property on Silver  mountain, overlooking New Denver.  Messrs. Marks, Burns and Van Houten  are now the owners of the property and  all possibility of further dissension is at  rest.  Speaking of the intentions of Mr.  Marks and his associates, in connection  with the working of the property, the  Nelson Tribune says: "The California  mine, one of the most promising; properties in the Slocan country, and situated on Silver mountain, adjoining New  Denver, will resume operations in a few  days. A. J. Marks, of this city, who is  heavily , interested in the mine with  Messrs. Burns and Van Houten, is arranging the preliminaries. He will  obtain the bulk of the supplies in Nelson,  as the prices are about 30 per cent,  cheaper than in New Denver. Quarters  will be erected for about 30 men, and  this number will be kept constantly employed and the property put on a  shipping basis. Pack animals will be  sent up from here to handle the supplies. One of the first improvements  to be effected will be the laying of a  track in the crosscut tunnel for dump  cars. The working of the California will  mean a great deal to New Denver."  TWO   MORE   MEMBERS.  The Redistribution Bill Gives Kootenay  a Better Representation.  The Redistribution bill provides for  the increase of the members from 33 to  37, the mainland receiving the added  representation, while the island retains  its former constituences, with a slight  readjustment of boundaries. Of the new  constituencies Rossland district is to include the mining camps of Boundary  Creek, Rossland and Trail, having the  north branch of the Kettle River as its  west boundary. The Revelstoke district is to comprise that city, and the  country tributary thereto, including  Trout Lake division, the Big Bend country, and all the country to the north of  Revelstoke, the dividing line taking in  Donald, Golden and the Columbia Lake  country as far as Quesnelle Flats, in.East  Kootenay. The readjustment gives Kootenay five members in all, Vancouver four  and Cassiar two.  THE    FAIR1E    QUEEN    ��KOUP.  Much interest is being- manifested by  capitalists in the Fairie Queen group of  claims situated on Trout creek, about  12 miles from Rosebery. The property  was located last year by Messrs. W. A.  Swan, It. L. Swan, F.'A. Wright and  M. Watson, and consists.of four claims,  the Fairie Queen, Copper King, Ocean  Queen and Michigan. On the Fairie;  Queen a strong vein of quartz porphyry  was discovered. In this vein the chute  is of solid sulphide ore, assaying S20 to  ��80 a ton, and containing silver, lead,  pyrites of copper and a small amount of  gold.  A drift has been run on the vein (58  feet and 60 tons of ore are on the dump.  A good trail has been built from 'lose-  be'ry to the property. The ledge outcrops from the water's edge, and as the  country is flat at this point, it will have  to be a sinking proposition.  Peter    Blew    Out.   the    Oas.  Peter Genelle, the well-known lumber king of Nakusp, nearly did for  himself at the Leland hotel, Vancouver,  on Thursday night. He had blown out  the gas when retiring for the night, and  was only rescued in the nick of time by  a lodger in the next room, who had  been awakened by the strong smell of  "���as.���Nelson Tribune.  The ore sheds and  other  buildings at  the Payne were burned Tuesday evening.  We are in receipt of the following letter  from J. A. McDonald, dated at Dawson  City, November 11, 1897. It was just  five months from the date of writing in  reaching Victoria. It dwells upon some  matters that have been pretty well discussed in other letters to the press, but  we publish it in toto, as it is of more than  ordinary interest:  Dear Friend The Ledge :���As I promised, I will try and let you and the  people of Denver know a few facts about  this country. I was two months getting  here from Seattle, Wash. My trip over  the Skagway trail was something that  gold can never repay, for the way we  had to work. Horses that started the  same time as I did from Skagway did not  get to Lake Bennett till six weeks afterwards. We had very rough weather on  the lakes, but a pleasant trip on the  river. I have been here six weeks now.  The ice had been running in the river  for four weeks, and boats are coming in  every day. A very sad state of affairs  exists here. The stores have had no  grub for sale for two months. There are  6,000 people here and only grub enough  for 4,000. Flour is selling for $100 per  sack, rice $2 per pound,bean8 $2, candles  $100 per box of 120 candles, and everything in like proportion. Of course it is  individuals that are selling at these  prices. Scotch whisky is $1 per glass,  other kinds 50 cents.  Now as to the chances of making  money. There is a strike on at present.  One dollar and a half per hour has always  been paid, but the mine owners want the  men to work for $1 per hour, which  means starvation wages as a man can  only get in about five hours a day on an  average, on account of short days. It is ���-  dark now at 8 a.m., so you see how much  money a man can make working for  wages. Shame on the press for publishing such misleading statements about  this country.  Eldorado is the only creek so far demonstrated to be very rich, and a few  claims on Bonzanza are proving good.  Hundreds of holes have been put down  this fall and not even color found. Hundreds of claims are being staked at present. The world will soon know how  much gold there is here. Dozens are  going out over the ice, and a large number will surely perish, as some are going  wholly unprepared, having no dogs or  robes.  Law and order prevails here. Quiet  as an eastern town. But the worst drawback is the new law tbe Dominion Government has made. One hundred feet is  no good in' this frozen ground, and for  the Government to take every alternate  claim is confiscation. Not satisfied with  that they want 20 per cent of all gold  taken out. No person but a fool would  try and make a law of that kind.  People will die like rats here next summer. Dawson lays in a big swamp. The  weather has been nice and warm so far.  It has been down to 50 below ajtiuie or  two, but it did not feel very cold. It is a  hot gambling town.  There are more guzzled men here than  an}- place I have ever seen.  They have spent their savings of years  to get here, and now they know not what  to do to make a dollar, and hundreds of  more suckers will come in in the spring.  There is one restaurant open now. Meals  are S3.50, and there are hundreds of men  who only have two sacks of flour to winter ou. "of course they have other stuff.  Nearly every body is short. A sad state  of affairs will be. experienced; here towards spring.  The only thing a man can get now  without trouble is beef, at $1.25-per  pound by the quarter.  Now a word to those who are coming  here:  1st. Bring only grub and clothes with  you. Hardware can be had here. Bring  what will do you two years, or. stay  away. The steamers on the river can  never bring grub enough up to supply  all the people here, as the seasons are too  short. The boats can only run about  three months.  2nd. Start in February from Dyea.  3rd. Don't come in summer under any  consideration.  4th. Don't believe a word you bear on  the travel, as Alaska is a body of liars.  5th. Get your outlit in Victoria so you  wont have to pay duty.  6th. Don't trust any company. See  that they ship everything. Some paid  for an outfit and when they got to Dyea  they bad only half of it. It had only  been half put'on board.  This about all the news I have.  Native dogs are worth $225 each. Some  will bring $300. They are wonders for  pulling. A man has got to watch his  grub with a shot gun, or it will be stolen  from liiin.  .-lents' Furnif*  ���ren's Boots and  at Mrs. Merklev  lings, Ladies' and Child-  >hoes are selling at cost  The latest in hats at Hoben's. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 21, 1898.  Fifth Yeas  The Ltiuut}.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ��� ���* .75  8ix "   -*-25  Twelve " ?*00  Three years ���J*00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line firat in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  " paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral. ,  THURSDAY,'APRIL 21. 1898w  ONE   OP   MANY   CHANCES.  come here we might add that hardly  anyone who lives in New Denver a  year cares to leave it. We would  rather live in it on three meals a day  than in any other town, except Silverton. on six.  DEFEAT OF THE CORBIN BILL.  VICTORY   FOR   THE   C. P. R.  Corbiu  Shut   Out   and    the    Boundary-  Country Tied  Up.  The defeat in the house of commons of the Kettle River Railway  bill is a serious setback to the Boundary country, and will mean many  years more of waiting to the people  and industries of that section. The  influences that were brought to bear  to bring about the defeat of the bill  must have been very strong,  rankest kind of lobbying by President Van Home and other prominent  officials of the C. P. R. is charged by  the Eastern   press.     But,   whether  Ottawa, Ont., April 15.���After a pretty  tight contest in which the C. P. R. lobbied with great persistence and effect,  tbe Corbin railway bill was defeated in  the House of Commons, at Ottawa, by  44 to 64 to-night. The French-Canadian  members from Quebec opposed the bill  almost unanimously.  When the second reading of the Kettle  River Railway Company bill was called,  Mr. Oliver took the position that the  only competition that could be secured  for the district was from the south. He  held that the exertions of the C.P.R. to  rpW j defeat this bill was sufficient to justify  1 e ' its passage, that something- more than  the mere trade of the Boundary district  was involved, as that would not have the  president, secretary and other officers of  theC.P.R.lobbying the members as never  before. There is evidence before the  house and the country that the question  at issue was the large question of railway  EriMMMfeM  ra win bi w  boodle was or was not used, the result  is the same.    Mr. Cor bin. will not get competition  in  Manitoba,   the  North-  During a residence of many years  in the west we have frequently had  our hands upon what turned out afterwards to be fortunes. As for instance  while in Nelson six years ago a prospector followed us for three weeks to  sell a claim called the Mullahone:  The price asked was $125. H. G.  Neelands finally secured it by trading a Kaslo lot. He allowed it to run  out and it was re-staked under the  name of Athabasca. Considerable  work was then done on it, and in  1894 we .undertook to sell it for the  owners After spending several  weeks of time in a vain effort to obtain $100,000 for the property we  abandoned the search for capital.  Neelands and his partners kept on  working and their perseverance has  been rewarded as will be seen by  the following clipping from a Spokane  paper:  ' 'News has reached the city from a  reliable source that the Athabasca  mine, in Nelson district, B. C, has  been successfully floated in London,  and the stockholders will receive  more than double the highest price  ever paid for the stock, in this part of  the country. Rand brothers, of Vancouver, of which firm CD. Rand, of  this city, is a member, are heavily  interested in the property, ana  through their efforts the deal has been  made.  W .-     .  The stock of the company will be  taken in hand by three leading brokers of the London stock exchange and  will be sold at not less than 70 cents  per share, which will net $700,000 tor  the mine. Deducting a commission  of 10 per cent, for the brokers the  stockholders may expect to receive  63 cents per share. Ten per cent, of  the agreed price of the stock, $70,000,  has been paid.  "It is further provided by the terms  of the transaction that the sum of  $100,000 shall be furnished at once,  in addition to the amount paid, and  this will be applied to the development work and the purchase of machinery. Other payments will be  made during the summer, as the  stock is sold.  The properties of the company are  on Morning mountain, about two miles  southwest of Nelson, and consist of  the Athabasca, Alberta, Algoma,  Manitoba, Ruby Fraction and Tri  angle Fraction. The group was located in 1894. In 1896 a company of  Nelson, Vancouver and New Westminister people was formed and work  of development has been steadily  pushed since that time. The property  has shipped about 350 tons since last  June, and the average returns are  said to have been from $60 to $70 in  gold, with some shipments running  much higher. The policy of the company of late has been to develop the  mine and hold the ore preparatory to  the erection of a plant for treatment  on the property.  Athabasca stock sold originally for  15 cents and advanced from that price  to 30 cents, which is the largest sum  ever received by the company. Recent quotations have been as high as  33 cents.  ' Thus it is that Dame Fortune  knocks at our door when we are away  fishing. The next time the old lady  comes our way we will be more attentive. In the meantime we will  continue to prospect Ibi  on this paper. At present it is only  a knifeblade seam, and if it does not  widen out before many moons we will  be forced to run a tunnel in some  other journalistic hill.  his charter, and the Boundary country will be minus a railroad, while  the great North-West and British  Columbia will be without competitive  roads tor another decade.  Vancouver and Victoria will, for  one brief moment, at least, cast aside  their wars of rivalry, and lock arms in  one holy squeeze of rejoicing. But,  alas, how short-sighted. These cities  will very soon learn to their sorrow  that, in their readiness to bow to the  beck of Canada's great railroad monopoly, they have earned the hatred,  of a people and section that is capable  of building anew a dozen cities like  either of them. These cities lost  sight of the needs of the Boundary  country in their desperation. They  would retard the industries of the  country that they might profit from  the cinch game they are attempting  to work on the people of the Boundary.  How far they have succeeded and  will succeed is demonstrated by the  amount of trade they are not getting  and will not get from the mining sections. They were largely instrumental in the defeat of the Kettle  River Railway bill���to the limit of  their influence���but they will lose  much more than they will ever gain  in this effort to keep out competition. Eastern Canadian cities will  benefit by it.  West Territories and British Columbia  The C.P.R. would not only have bad an  absolute monopoly of railway transportation in'British Columbia, but also an  absolute monopoly of the smelting industry in that Province.  Mr. John Ross Robertson commended  Mr'.'Blair for his utterances on this bill,  but regretted that more of the members  of the government had not spoken for  themselves instead of for the autocracy  of the C.P.R. Despite the protestations  of the C.P.R. that they desired to keep  trado in Canada, he expected to be in  the house long enough to see them build  a line from Kootenay to Spokane. By  their action in leaving the people of the  Boundary Creek district to the tender  nwcies of the C.P.R., he thought the  leaders of the opposition were throwing  great discredit on the good old tory  policy of protection. If the bill was defeated, it would show that it was no use  for people to come to the high court of  parliament to secure justice when it  better suited the interests of the C.P.R.  to have injustice done.  AN    EXPLODED   IDEA.  auk of Montreal  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 a.id Mount Rostal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. 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  4  fBS'XSSyVBBysa\H.TytO'VIMnltKUk VJ"'  a m�� yam ������oa*v-^cgMr<aarcarqTsag^aBaa wu ivumtia iv <w* w  Good Furniture is a Com'  fort to the Household.  All bills contracted hy (lie  firm of Walker Bros. &  Baker, will he paid by  the undersigned, and all  accounts ntitstiiudin;; are  payable to Walker .fc  Ba ker, under which name  and style the business  will hereafter be carried  on. Thanking tbe Sloean  public for the liberal  patronage we have received in the past, and  hoping to merit a continuance of public confidence  and patronage, we remain yours to please.  WALKER & BAKER.  Furniture: Dealers.  Undertakers and Embalmers.  And now *:he  C.P.R.  is trying. to persuade the Canadian public that the defeat, r*      ^ ��^. r>���^��� ;*.;����.     ����^/  of the Yukon Bill  in the Senate   was Sir ! Furniture   Repairing    and  THK    FIGHTING   KDITOR.  'War is coining, blood must flow !"���.  Mary, get my satchel packed 1���  ���'We must meet the craven foe !"  Mary, get my satchel packed !--  "There are wrongs that tve must right.  Freeborn men."prepare to tight,  'Tis no time for childish fright"���  Mary, get my satchel packed !  "Now, let all the world give ear"���  Mary, get my satchel packed !���  "We've begged for war for half a year"���  Mary, get. my satchel packed !  "The president, at last is stirred !  We have spoken, he has heard���  Now, then, for the iinal word !"���  Mary, get my satchel packed I  "Clouds of war obscure the sky '*���  Mary, get my satchel packed !���  "Cuba's hope is mountain high "���  Mary, get my satchel packed !���  "Let our tars prepare to fight.  Let them battle for the right' '���  1 start, for Xew Denver to-night,  Murv get my satchel paciccd '.  ���Cleveland Leader.  WORTH    WHILeK.  'Tis easy enough to be pleasant,  When"life flows along like a song;  But the man  worth while is the one who will  smile,  When everything goes dead wrong;  For the test of the heart is the trouble,  Aud it always comes with the years,  And the smile that is worth the praise of the earth  Is the smile that comes through tears.  Tt is easy enough to be prudent.  When nothing tempts you to stray :  When without or within no voice' of sin  William Van Home's way of making the  Laurier Government pay the penalty of  Hon. A. G. Blair's friendship for the  Kettle River Valley Railway Bill.  This absurd theory helps to deceive  the public into a belief in the omnipotence of the C.P.R., and therefore it is  given to the world.  It is a cardinal point in Canadian  Pacific Railway tactics for Sir William  Van Home to associate himself with the  inevitable, and then pretend that the  result is not diie to the operation of  natural causes, but to the influence of  his majestic will. The C. P. R. did not  want the Conservatives to be defeated in  1896, and wherever its power could tell  against a Liberal candidate its power was  used.  But after the defeat of the Tupper  Government Sir William Van Home let  it be understood that the result was  broueht about by his failure to interfere on behalf of the Conservatives  when tbe truth simply was tbat the  Liberal victory was achieved by people  whom Sir William Van Home could not  rule.  The Yukon Railway Bill never had a  ghost of a chance of success in the Senate when once the country was aroused  i to the iniquities of the proposed bargain.  The C.P.R. clique would have benefitted  immensely by the closing of that bargain, and no man in Canada was more  anxious than Sir William Van Home  for the success of the bill in the Senate.  Yet the bill was defeated in spite of  all that the C.P.R. could do to ensure its  success, and now there is a desperate  effort to perpetuate the legend of Canadian Pacific omnipotence by suggesting  that Sir William Van Home in his rage  at Hon. A B. Blair's support of tbe  Kettle River bill nodded to his obedient  vassal the Senate and the Senate promptly threw out the bill just to oblige Sir  William Van Home.���Toronto Telegram.  Mattress Making.  Tli ^       108 Bishopsgate St.  British^NDOr!:.ENG:.  Columbia  Review  c. s.  RASIIDALL.  Notary Public  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  Complete lists of claims for  SOLD  and BONDED  -INVITED ���  sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancin  CORRESPONDENCE  Subscription, s.'.n() per annum  To    Brokers,   Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims, Mining   Engineers, Assayers,  Journalists and others:���  Advertise in the   B.   C. 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But its only *i. negative virtue  But the life that is worth the honor of earth  Is the one that resists desire.  By the cynic, the sad. the fallen,  Who had no strength for the strife,  The world's highway is cumbered to day :  They make up the item of life.  But tiie virtue that'conquers passion.  And the sorrow that hides in a smile-  It is these that are worth the homage of earth  For we find them but once in a while.  ���Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  What to Oo with Vour Boy or Girl.  The opportunities of the elevator boy to rise  in the world are unequalled in any other profession except that of .balloonist. But, says ihe  Snail and Vampire, the elevator on the whole is  a safer calling than the balloon, which is based  too much on wind lo have any permanency.  In the  profession  of elevator   boy, some rise  more quickly than others, but this depends not so  o  ,->*��i.   ���(,���.��� ( much on the talent of the  bov  as on the speed of  a pa J   CI) use j the elevator,   ft is only fair 'to say that the elevator boy or man will have more ups and downs  than the stock market.    But the vicissitudes of  the career are apt  to  make him  even tempered  and cheerful under the  most   depressing circumstances.   We have known an elevator hoy to be  mirthful when be was down, iiwuv down in the  cellar, and we have heard him throwing large , ...      .    .. ,     ,  lumps of furnace coal  at  the  office boy in the I �����> *"*-��� ����� "?  ,1,,,,hl-1 '  most frolicsome way imaginable.  The elevator boy,"if he is adventurous, may h<-  Touching:   Words  of ii  Layman  at tbe  Graveside of a Young Girl.  Recently there died near Listowel Ida Jane  Keith, sister of the girl for the brutal murder of  whom Chatelle recently paid the death penalty  at Stratford, Out. The funeral services of the  young girl who died recently consisted simply of  an address by Win. Algie of Alton, and it is a  masterpiece of simple eloquence.   He said:  Kind Friends: Standing on the soil made  sacred by sad memories; and under the shadow  of this memorial of sympathy, I thank you one  and all, for assembling today to do the; last sad  office that man can do for man.. Words are  barren and sounds are meaningless to express our  sorrow for the bereaved parents, who today eon-  sign to the "windowless place of rest" the dear  remains of a loved and loving daughter. From  the wonderful tree of life the buds and blossoms  full with the ripened fruit, and in the common  bed of earth the patriarchs and babes sleep side  by side. What can we say of deathV We cannot  s.-iy that it is an evil, as it may be the mother of  love. If those we press to our breasts could never  die, perhaps love would wither from this fair  earth, and it is better to liveand love where death  is king, than have eternal life where love is not.  Life is a short winding mud. -alciiK which we  travel but a few short steps just from the- cradle  with its lullaby of love to this i|uiet and narrow  "wayside inn," where all at last, must, sleep, and  1 where the only solution is good night. We do  not know which is the more fortunate: the child  aims before its lips have  Is nil the-  F.  ,G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Sandon, B.C.  HTHIS NEW HOUSE, -with the old name, is  well equipped to aceommodate ' 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.  The Clifton House,  Nakusp. B.C.  J��. E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  GWJLL1M &, JOHNSON.  (.McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan  Citv. -        B ('.  HOTELiS OF JKOOTEfiAY  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  Sandon.  Hasample accommodations for a large number of jieople.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the  Dining Room is provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop..  NEW DENVER,  learned to form a word, or he who truvi  length of life's uneven  road,  painfully   taking  To people in the U  are timid or wish to  during   the coming  we  would  recommend  as a  place  ot residence.    They  find it one of the  most pleasant and  safest places in  America.    True,  we  have had a  little  war with Sandon,  but it is all  over now and  we are at  peace with the world.    There is some  danger   from   bank drafts,   but not  enough to worry the ordinary American.    The sunset season is now making a long   run,   and  we can safely  say that a  Slocan sunset, especially  in June, is something that, once enjoyed, is always to be desired. Taken,  with beer, cheese and crackers they j  afford  one of the  highest forms of;  human bliss.    As a  further  induce- j  the elevator geics down  the quicker  ger's stomach comes up.     Still  this has  vantages for the elevator  boy if he  observer.     He ought lo be able to sec  man.  the passen-  its ad-  is a shrewd  what's in a  ASSflYE^S OF B. G.  fJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, Loudon. Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER,  Properties   examined    and    reported  on   for   m  tending purchasers.  Assay ollice' and  Chemical   Laboratory.  Bellc-  vue ave. Xew Denver. 15 C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE & AVISON,       ...'....:       Proprietors.  J. M. M.  Silverton.  BENEDUM,  �����/��/fc/CALL ON/��/��/��  HAM & CEAWFORD.  SIXTH  STREET,     ' -w   -        -        -       -       -       NEW DENVER.  ?��� ^-Prices are right and Goods Always Fresh.  Travelers  D  K. A.S. MARS  ���Will rind the  (iltKAT  MKN'S OPINIONS.  Tiie society of Indies is the school of politeness.  I ���Monfort.  i     Remember, woman is most   perfect when must  j womanly.���filiidstone.  j     All I amor can be I owe; to  my  angel mother.  | ���Abraham Lincoln.  i     No man can either live piously or die righteous  I without a wife.���Richter-  1     Earth has nothing more  tender  than a pious j  1 woman's heart.���Luther. |  !     Women need not look  to those dear to them to  ��� know their moods.���Howells.  Disguise our b indage as  we  will,'tis woman,  woman rules us still.���Moore.  Eternal joy and everlasting love there's in you.  woman, lovely woman.���Otway.  ,      ,. i     Yes, woman's love is  free  from guile and pure  ment to OUr COUSinS   across the line to I as bright Aurora's ray.���Morris.  and even the: dumb animals around the old home  will '-sigh for the touch of a vanished bund, and  i the sound of a voice that is still."     And   as she  ' lived she died, unshrinkingly she passed beyond  our horizon: beyond the purple twilight hill: beyond the reach  of human arm  or help,  to that  vast realm of  silence;   or of joy,   where the in-  ! numerable dwell, and she leaves behind the memory of a useful loving life,  collided with a peaceful, philosophic death.    Leave, her in   I hi' earth,  and from   her  pure ami   unpolluted   Me:sh may  violets spring.   In thy grave; we lay the flower?  of love.    Above   thy  grave  we   put the star <ef  hope-.    Sister, daughter,' friend.   Farewell.  Impassioned Lecturer���Oh, my good  friends, I know I have talked too Ion"-,  but the terrible importance of the issue  at stake weighs upon me! Rise in your  might and shake off the shackles of the  demond rum!    Let it no more   Voice���Dis vou a beer audience.  Dentist.  Kaslo, IJ C  I  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery !  Chicago J  Arlington Hotel  a. pleasant plr.ce to stop at when in  Sloean City.  GETH1XG- & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  Spring stock of Hats, Feathers, Veiling, Cheffon's and other ��oods for ladies  just received at Mrs. Merkley's.  BRICK  FOR    SALE.  JOHN   CrOETTSCHE.  XEW DENVER,  A      DRISCOLL, U. E..  I" ominion & Provincial  Lacd Surveyor.  W.F Jeetzel k Co,  Slocan  Citv.  B.C  DRUGGISTS. Nelson. B.C  GROCERIES,  DRY GOODS,  CLOTHING,  BOOTS & .SHOES,  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,  STOVES,  ENAMEL and TINWARE,  PAINTS, OILS, GLASS,  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS,  JESSOP & BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS, ETC.,  AT LOWEST PRICES.  New Denver. B. C Fifth Yeab.  THE LEDOE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 21, 1898.  THE   FJELLEB   ON   MY    KNEE.  "Ef the country goes ter fightin',"  Says th�� feller on my knee,  "Would you go an' be a sojer,  Like they say you used ter be ?"  (I was all erloug with Jackson.  An' I faced the right with Lee).  "I think I would," I answers  Ter the feller on my knee.  Then my mind went back a minute  Ter the days o' sixty-one;  I saw the bayonets bristle-  Heard the thunder o' the gun.  (I wuz mixed up in the fightin'  'Fore Sherman struck the sea.)  "I think I'd go," I answers  Ter the feller on my knee.  "Would you go an' leave my mothers-  Would you kiss good-by ter me.  An' go marchin' with the sojers?"  Says the feller on my knee.  An' I feel a teardrop trickle  (Fer I'm techous as kin be!)  ���'1 think I would," I answers  Ter the feller on my knee.  "But I hojte the wars air over���  That we'll dwell upon the sod  Forever and forever  In the lovin' peace o' God I"  ���'But 'spose it went ter fightin'���  Would you help 'em out?" says he.  "I'm shore I would!" I answers  Ter the feller oil my knee.  ���Frank L- Stanton.  after all. In . view of all these facts, I  ask Congress to authorize and empower  the president to assume the entire charge  of things as usual. If Spain knows I  have got the army and navy to do what  I please with, she will be more amenable to my deals and dickers. But the  entire responsibility must now rest with  Congress.  William M'Ginty.  Executive Mansion, April 11, 1898.  "FULL   AS   A   GOAT."  This    Proverbial    Expression    Li  Exemplified in a Sailor's and  Mascot's Jag.  >  his  POWKB   OF   MOTHKK'S   VOICE.  A mother sang to her child one day,  A song of the beautiful home above;  Sang it onlv as a woman sings,  Whose heart is full of a mother's love.  And many a time in the years that came  He heard the sound of that low, sweet song ���  It took him back to his childhood days;  It kept his feet from the paths of wrong.  A mother spoke to her child one day  In an angry voice, that made him start  As if an arrow had sped that way  And pierced his toying and tender heart.  And when he had grown to man's estate,  And was tempted and tried, as all men are.  He fell; for that mother's angry words  Had left on his heart a lasting scar.  THE   MESSAGE    CONDENSED.  The jolly "tars" on the big- man-of-  wars, are a tender-hearted lot, althoug-h  outwardly they appear quite the reverse. The affection that is in every  human heart cannot be suppressed,even  on these awful death-dealing- floating-  machines of war, and there in the midst  of a crew of 200, 400 or 600 men will invariably be found, the ship's mascot, on  which, sailors and officers alike, bestow  their affection.   Sometimes this mascot  Again  president occas-  to Congress the  to indicate the  for Congress to  To the Congress of the United States :  Obedient to the precept of the constitution which requires the  ionally to communicate  state of his mind  and  the steps it is necessary  take to get in  line therewith,  I deem it  my duty to  call   your attention  to  the  fact that there is an island called Cuba  lying off our southeastern coast,  which  has   been    the   scene   of  considerable  trouble.    The island is  the property of  a European nation called Spain, some of  whose methods I am free to confess I do  not altogether admire.  The relations between Spain and  Cuba aie not strictly  harmonious.   For some  years Cuba has  been endeavoring to    jar   itself   loose  from   Spain,   and  the  effort has  been  attended witli  several distressing, even  painful,  incidents.   Indeed,   the sensibilities of myself and friends have been  repeatedly shocked by events which I.  I cannot regard otherwise than as unfortunate and regrettable.  I am  informed  that   there has  been  considerable sickness in  Cuba the past  winter,   that the market   has  not always been   stocked with all the   delicacies of the season, and that there has  been a noticeable falling off of banquets,  collations, refections and dejeuners.   So  far from distributing free  seeds and encouraging  agricultural   pursuits generally, Spain has convened the farmers in  extraordinary session in  the towns and  villages, and the  results  have been distinctly disagreeable to persons of refined  nerves; indeed,  1 can hardly  contemplate them without recourse to my bottle  of smelling salts.  I desire to assure Congress that I feel very bad about it.    My  spirits  have   been quite depressed.    It  has acted as a wet blanket on my ordinarily cheerful  and sunshiny  nature    I  do not break  forth  so often  as I did in  rippling laughter, full of gaiety and glee,  and my   friends   keep wondering  what  has come over  my  jaunty,  blithesome,  vivacious air.  As I have intimated, I do not heartily  endorse Spain's methods in subduing  the island of Cuba. Candidly and positively I do not like her style. As 1  remarked in   my message last Deceni-  is a cat, a dog-, a sheep, or hog.  it will be a goat, or a pony, or some  animal captured in foreign lands. It  makes little difference what it might  be, this mascot will have the freedom of  the ship; to go and do what it will.  An interesting story comes from San  Francisco of a sailor who took his ship's  mascot   along   with   him   for   a   bout  ashore.    The mascot was a billy goat,  and every glass of steam beer Jack got  he   shared   with   his   ship-mate, until  finally the goat became so drunk tliat  he couldn't distinguish a delicate tomato  can from a musty custard pie, while the  seaman's binnacle lamps grew dimmer  every minute.   The oddly mated pair  managed to travel only by making short  luffs from sidewalk to sidewalk.   Finally they  found   good   anchorage in an  alley,'and the policeman decided not to  disturb them.'   At six bells in the morning watch, goat and sail again hove in  sight-   on    Policeman    Barter's   beat  boozier than  ever.    They were then  convoyed by a highly amused crowd.  . Finally the goat sat helplessly on his  haunches in the middle of the sidewalk  with   his   head   bobbing from side to  side���a very picture of hopeless intoxication.   He resisted all the coaxing-of  the sailor, and would not move even for  the policeman.    When the street had  at last become blocked by the crowd,the j  disgusted    policeman    rang    for   the  central station patrol wagon.    Jack in-j  sisted on the goat being taken along,  and both   of   them slept   off their  jag-  together,   but   the policeman said  he  never before saw a man  literally "full  as a goat."  A famous southern clergyman, Rev.  Dr. Porter,  recently told a good story  illustrating the whimsical ingenuity of  the Ethiopian mind.   A southern planter, who was puzzled by the disappear-  (ance of a great deal of rice, found out  teraiiy j that it had been purloined by a favorite  j slave.   He sent for the latter and said:  { "Sam, I am very sorry to, discover that  you are a thief and have been taking  my  rice."   The slave smiled and answered:   "1 took vour x-ice. masser; but  I'm no thief."  "How do you make that out?" came  the query.  "Well, masser, does I belong to you,  or does I not ?"  "Yes, you belong to me."  "An' don't that rice belong-to you?"  "Certainly."  "Well, then, if I take that rice an' eat  that rice it belong to you still? It hasn't  goone away from you, an' no other  man's got it", an' I couldn't have stolen  it could 1 ?"  H. H. Knox,  Has remeived to the  Newmarket  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Noonday,   Grey   Kagle  July Mineral  and    Fourth  Claims.   -  of  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District,   Where located:   On the  east slope of the Valley of Cody Creek, about  three miles from Codv.  TAKE NOTICE that I, "J.  H. Gray, acting as  1   agent for Byron X. White   free miner's certificate No. 74,200, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate.of improvements.  Dated this 8th day of September, 1897. i  Ruby Trust, Kentucky Girl,   I}lu�� Peter  Fraction and Isabel Fraction.  Rosebery  The northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  Representative Lacey, of Iowa, has a  good story from his home town of Oska-  loosa. Captain James H. Willis, residing there, thought, the other day he  would test the patriotism of the people,  so he prepared a telegram purporting  to come from the governor of the state  authorizing him to raise a company for  the Spanish war. He got a fife and  drum and commenced to raise recruits,  and in one hour's time had a full company. The most remarkable thing was  that not one of the recruits had been  talking war.  The fellows whoJiad been i  loudest for the war were not ready to  enlist.  A Yarmouth inalster hired a Suffolk  laborer to assist, in loading his sloop  with malt. Just as the vessel was about  to set sail, the laborer,who was jingling  the price of his day's work in his pocket,  cried out from the' quay:  "Captain, I lost your shovel overboard; but I cut a big notch on the rail  fence round the stern right over the  spot where it went down, so you'll find  it when vou come back."  Specials  r  in new Suitings  The best in hats at Hoben's.  SOME   SAMPLES   OF   SPBI,JLING.  A Jersey City druggist  collection of the queer -.  ceives from  people who  is  making  a  orders he re-  send children  to the store for things they need.   Here  are a few samples of them :  ''This child is my little girl. 1 send  you five cents to buy, two sitless powders for a groan up adult who is sike."  Another reads:  "Dear Dochter, pies "-if barer five  sense worse of Auntie foxyn for to  gargle babi's throte and obleage."  An anxious mother writes :  "You will pleas give the lettle boi  five cents worth of epicac for to throw  up in a five months old babe  N. B.���The babe   has   a sore stum  mick."  I    The following extract from   the account of the battlefield of Sedan, by Dr.  , Russell, of the London Times, i:'. taken  from Lawrence's "Essay's on Modern  j International Law:"  J    Let your readers fancy masses of col-  j ored rags glued together with blood and  brains, and pinned into strange shapes  j by fragments of'bones.   Let them con-  i ceive men's bodies  without heads, legs  j without bodies, heaps of human entrails  jattached to red and blue cloth, and disemboweled corpses in uniform, bodies  lying about in all attitudes with  skulls  shattered, faces blown off,  hips  smashed, bones,  flesh  and gray clothing: all  pounded   together   as   if' brayed in  a  mortar, extending   for miles," not very  thick in any one place, but recurring  perpetually'for weary hours, and then  they cannot, with the most vivid imagination, come  tip to the sickening  reality of that brutal butchery.  A Boston lady of the most reserved  and exclusive type was waiting for her  change at the glove counter in one of  the large stores,when she was approached by a very large, gaudily dressed and  held out a  green   kid  I 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  ami patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put  upon the market iu rhis section  before.  I guarantee a neat, natty lit.  and satisfaction in every particular. Are. yon wanting a Spring  suit?  11. A. WILSON,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Williamson Blk, New Denver, B. C.       ��  k'W%V��^��^%V%%^  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Fennell Creek, a branch of Four Mile creek.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I,Charles S. Rashdall, as  1 agent for The Comstock Mines (British Columbia) Limited, f-ee miner's ccrtitieate No.  6304 a, intend, 00 days from date hereof, to apply 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 .!I7. must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of March 18D8.  _  CHARLES S. RASHDA LL.  Kttslo Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile eas: of Cody on  the south fork of  Carpenter Creek.  'MAKE NOTICE that I. W. D. McKay, acting  ���JL     as agent  lor D. E. Sprague,  free miner's  certificate No. 07M1  and John S. Parker, free  miner's certificate No. 7773!��, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certifieare of improvements for the  purjiose of obtaining y Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice Unit action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 13ih day of .January, 1808.  Oro Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  About one mile east of Cody on the south  fork of Carpenter CreY  ���"PAKE NOTICE that I, W'. D. McKay, acting  J.    as agent for D. E. Sprague, free miner's cer  loud-looking  This one puzzled the druggist:  "1 have a cute pane in my child's  diagram.    Please give my son  thing to release it."  ber. Spain's conduct does .not commend  itself freely and unreserved to the  approbation of myself and civilization.  In fact on many accounts it is to be  regretted. I. am very sorry that Spain  has seen fit to act in a manner that  does not merit the approval of my judgment. 1 sincerely trust that Congress  will never do anything like that. If Congress will have the kindness to respect  my wishes in all matters, all danger of a  clash between us will be avoided. Such  a policy 1 earnestly recommend to the  careful, thoughtful and immediate consideration of Congress.  I  am  unable  to  find any signs of a  republican form of government in Cuba.  At the present writing  it appears  to be  strongly   democratic,   and   I   therefore  cannot recognize   the   republic of Cuba.  A little later Mr. Hanna may go down  there and fix things up right, but for the  present the republican   party  and other  republican institutions cannot be said to  exist.    The notions of  the Cubans as to  the necessity  of   the gold standard, the  high tariff, the sugar trnstand other conditions essential to a republican form of  government are lamentably lax and profoundly to be deplored.    The recognition  of any government in  the  island at present  might   also   involve embarrassing  complications   when   Mr.   Hanna  gets  ready to annex it, and  we will therefore  postpone   further consideration   of this  ���subject until the circumstances arc more  auspicious for a satisfactory adjustment.  I desire to call  your attention   to the  fact that one of our  battleships, popularly known   as  the   Maine,  was blown  up in   Havana harbor some weeks ago  and that 258 American sailors, I believe,  were  so   unfortunate as  to get  killed.  The circumstance was a great shock to  me, and,  as  I   am informed,   to several  other people.    I do not regard the death  of these Americans  with   entire   complacency.    I cannot altogether repress a  feeling of indignation.    At  times I have  been strongly tempted toget angry about  it.    1 do not think  that  Spain ought to  blow up our battleships and  sailors in  time of  peace.    It  is  undoubtedly  real  mean of her.    It  is  not at all  nice and  I do not like to have  such things occur.  Spain  and  I have  had  some correspondence about one thing and another.  We kept the  typewriters and telegraph  operators pretty   busy   for several days.  I made a few mild suggestions  about an  armistice   in  Cuba, and I regret to say  that Spain told me in substance to mind  my own   business.    As I  said   before,  Spain  has some ways about her that I  do not like, but perhaps she did not fully  understand   who   I am.    Later I  hear  that at the request of the pope and the  great powers, Spain has consented to do  just what I asked  her,  so I am winner  Another anxious mother wrote :  "My little babey has eat up its father's parish plasther.   Send an antedote  quick'as possible bv the enclosed little  girl."  The writer of this one was evidently  insides and  in pain :  "I haf a hot time  extinguished.  in my  wich I wood like to be  What   is good  for to   extinguish   it?  The enclosed quarter is for ' the price  of   extinguisher.    Hurry pleas."���New  York Sun.  German analysists Lay that the. apple  contains a -larger proportion of phos-  phosphoroiis than any other fruit or  vegetable adapted for renewing the  essential nervous matter of the brain  and spinal cord. Scandinavian traditions represent the apple as the food of  the gods, who when thev felt themselves growing old or feeble, resorted  to this fruit for renewing their powers  of mind and body. A modern maxim  teaches us "To eat an apple before  going to bed, the doctor then will beg his  bread."  Spanking by electricity is in vogue in  Kansas for girls. Bad girls are strapped  into the spanking chair, which is seat-  less, and high enough from the ground  to allow four paddles to be operated by  electric wires. It is very effective and  simple. The attendant presses the button and the chair does the rest. What  do you think of that.  Something ought to be done for the  Blank family.  I thought they were fairly well off.  Oh, dear no. They have to endure  all kinds of privations. Why, there is  only one bicycle iu the family, and even  that is a '97 wheel.  woman,  who  j pudgy   haml   in   a   bright  | glove, and said:  j    "Why, how do you do,   Mrs. Blank?"  i    Mrs.' Blank   ignored the    proffered  ; hand, and drawing  herself up  stifflv,  some- j said, frigidly:  j    "I  do" not  think   that  I  know you,  | madame."  "No, I s'pose not," replied the woman,  in no wise embarrassed by the coldness  of her reception, "but I've known you  by sight for a long time, and now I've  got a hired girl who worked at your  house once a Vear or two ago, and she's  told me so much about you that I feel  well acquainted with you. Pleasant  day, isn't it? Well, if she ain't polite  to sail off without  so  much  as a word!  Shows her raisin, anyhow!"  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.O.  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  ucate So. .07.-331, and John S. Parker, free miner's  certificate Xo. 77,73!), intend sixty davs from the  date hereof to apnly to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th dav of Jaimni-y, 1898.  Alinn No. a Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: About  one mile east of Cody on the south fork of  .. Carpenter Creek.  HP A KE NOTICE that I.  1    as agent for D.  W. D. McKay, acting  ....     ,   .-.., E. Sprague, free miner's cer  tificate No. JI7531, and John S Parker, free  miner's certificate No 7773!), intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of,.improvements foi-the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section Al must he commenced before fie issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of Januarv, 1898.  NOTICE.  AS we will go <  Restaurant  out of business in the Windsor  ,     ,,    ,. on the lnlh of April, all accounts  due the lirm must be paid at once.  All the restaurant and hofel furniture will be  offered for sale.  New Denver  JACOBSON & CO.  B.C., March 10,1898.  NOTICE.  OIXTV DAYS after date I. the undersigned, in-  O tend tn apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, Victoria. B. C. for permission to purchase the following lands, described  as being about seven miles from the mouth of  Kuskanook creek, a stake being placed about  three hundred and fifty feet north of creek, and  marked, "northwest corner, March the 7, 1898" :  running thence forty chains south, thence forty  chains east, thence forty chains north, thence  forty chains west to place of commencement;  one hundred and sixty acres more or less, situated  in West Kootenav district.  D. J. DARRA UGH.  Nakusp, B. C, March 7,1898.  NOTICE    OF   -ASSTONYUKMT.  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  TO ALL   KASTEKN   AND  KrjHOl'KAX I'OINTS.  TO I'ACIKIC COAST,  .IAPAN,   CHINA   AND  AU.STHA7.rA.  to tiie iticii and ACTI VK  DISTRICTS OK  Klondike  andthe Yukon,  Close connections and no trouble.  Through tickets issued and Ba garage chocked  fo destination.  head gear  In  At I loben s  the  best is the cheapest.  I'M,   KKMEMBEB   YOU,   LOV.K,  IN MV  P HAYEKS.  When the curtains of night are pinned back bv  the stars,  And the beautiful moon climbs the skies,  And the dew-drops of heaven are kissing the' rose.  It is then that my memory flies. <  As if on the wings of some beautiful dove,  In haste with the message it bears:  To bring you a kiss of affection and say,  I'll remember you, love in my prayers.  Go where you will, em land or on sua.  I'll share*all your sorrows ami cares :  J And at night when I kneel by my bedside to pray  J    111 remember you, love in iny prayers.  I When heavenly angels are guarding the good,  !     As God has ordained them to do ;"  j In answer to prayers 1 have offered to him,  ���'    I know there is one watching you.  | And may its bright  spirit go with  vou through  '��� life.  j    To guide yon up heaven's bright stair,  ! To meet with the one who  has loved you so true,  And remembered you, love, in her prayers.  PURSUANT to the Creditor's Trust Deeds Act.  I notice is hereby given that Nestorius An-  grignon and J. Edmond Angrignon, both of  New Denver, West Kootenay, British Columbia,  trading as Angrignon Brothers, Hotel Keepers,  at the St. James Motel, New Denver; B. C. have  in pursuance of the Creditor's Trust Deeds Act,  made an assignment to A. E. Fauquier of New  Denver. Province of British Columbia, for the  general benefit of their creditors, all of their real  aud personal property. The deed of assigum nt  was dated April -lib, iS'.)S. and was executed bv  the debtors, Nestorius Angrignon and J. Edmonrl  Angrignon, and also by the trustee. A. E. Fauquier, on (he tth day of April. A. D. 1898.  All creditors arc to send by post on or before  April anfh. 1898. prepaid, totho midijrsigned,their  names and ivddresscs, and full particulars of  their claims, duly verified by affidavit or declaration and particulars of a"ny security held  them.  A meeting of the creditors will lie held at the  St. James Hotel at New Denver, B. C, on-April  13.1898. at the hour of -2:M p. m.  Dated at New Denver. B. (,'.. this "ith day of  April, A. D..1898.  A.E. FAUQUIER. Trustee.  NEW  TOURIST  CAR  SERVICE  DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  DAILY (excki-j-Tuesday)  to E A STERN C A NA DI A N  A.\i>r. S. POINTS.  by  via  m;  Train leaves New Denver Canyon Siding daily  at 8:iri a  in. Train  arrives 'at  New  Denver  Canyon Siding at 3:.ri0 p m.  ���  Boat   connection   daily   (except  Sunday)  Rosebery:   Leaves  New  Denver at s :M a  arrives at Now Denver at J p. in.  Ascertain prese.it REDUCED RATES  and full information by addressing nearest  local agent or���  0. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  >y*'"\ AiKii>r.soii, Tray.  Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  r... J. Co.yle, Disk Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  its?" All sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  j      Rosebery  j It is at Rosebery where the beauti-  I ful Slocan steamer ties up over night  j and where the employees can bring-  : their families.  Rosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several builrtingp  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  J of water and being easy of access to  l the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Terms, J cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADINMO.,  LTD.  KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Summer Card.   Effective March 15, 1898.  SS.   INTERNATIONAL.  South bound. North bound.  Read down Read up.  Sandon  Train lvs daily, 1:00pm    lo.noarn trai.i ar daily  Kaslo  '���      ar      "     3:15 pin      8:09 am    "     lvs    "���  Boat lvs daily Boat ar daily  except Sunday..fe:45am      8:10 pm..except Sundy  A insworth  "      "       ..Ik-loam      7:10 pm..       "      "  Pilot Bay  -'      "       ..7:15 am      ii:;i0pm..       "      ,:  Balfour  '"       "        ..7:-f5am       0:00 pin..       ������       "  Five Mile Point  "       "'        ..9:00 am       5:10 pm..       "  Nelson  "      "       ..9:15 am      4:15pm..       "      ".  Train ar daily        Northport        Train lv daily  except Sunday 11':58 pin      i:oo pm.. except Sun.*  Rossland  "       "       ..2:50 pm       12:00 m..       "      "  Spokane  ..(iMOpn.       8:00 am..        "       ���'  SS. ALBERTA.  Sandon  Train lv daily, .l.oopm      Ki.oOamTra in ar daily  Kaslo  . "    ar daily..:115 ;m      8.00 am    "   lv daily  Boat lv Tues. Boat ar Mon.  and Saturday..5.00 pin       1 00 am:.and Tuesday  Ainsworth  "       "       ..0.20 pm      11.-10pm'  Pilot Bav  "       "        ..7.00 pm       11.00 pm  Kuskonook  "    ,  ���'        . 10.00 pin       8.00 pm.. S un. & Wed.  Goat River  ���'      ."    12.00 night      ooiipm       "      ���'  Boundary  Wed. & Sun. .. 1.00 am      5.00 pm  Bonner's Ferry  ���'      ". ar..8.00 am      2.00 pm lv   ���'  Train lv "      .11.-10 am       1.15 pm train ar'"   "  Spokane  ..2.15am      7.00am   "     lv  Meals and Berths not included.  Passengers 011 SS. International from Nelson,  Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay lake south  of P-lot Bay, will connect at that point with the  SS. Alberta.  Passengers for Nelson via SS. Alberta, from  points south of Pilot Bay. can, by airangement  with purser, have stop-over at Pilot Bav or Ainsworth, or connect with SS. Intermitional at  Kaslo.  The company's steamers connect Kootenay  Lake and Slocan points with all points in the  United States and Canada, by way of Spokane  and Kootenay river.  Tickets sold and baggage checked to all points  by pursers on steamers or at our office.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  P.O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  WANTED,  CHRISTIAN MEN  and WOMEN.  The latest novelties in .Millinery and  Dress Goods, etc., just received at Mrs.  Merklev's. I  <;ii*ls    Will    Say    Something.  It will no doubt surprise many people  to learn that Dulutli is now the second  seaport in the United States in the  amount of tonnage handled, says the  Forthwest Magazine. The arrivals and  clearances for the year 1.890 exceeded  those of Chicago, Buffalo, Philadelphia.  Boston and of all other cities except  New York. They were, in fact, 13,350,-  000 tons. Shipments of grain of all  kinds were Sl03,000,000hushels,of which  83,000,000 bushels were Hour, computed  as wheat. These are enormous figures,  but they may be exceeded hy the  statistics for 1897, which are not yet  made up. The exports of iron for I89fi  were 5,000,000 tons, and ���283,0()0,000 feet  of lumber was manufactured.  The name of the late editor of the  Lake Benton News. J. H. Manchester,  who died recently, still stands at the  head of the paper, and this item appeared in that paper : "Ye editor and the  devil celebrated Christmas last week.''  Someone has evidently blundered.  New spring and summer styles in hats  at Hoben's.  Girls will talk, and no g\r) is quite so  o*ood but she will  occasionally drop an  uncomplimentary remark   about one of J  her own sex.    Two of the most charm-!  I ing young ladies    of   this   town   were  j recently    heard    using   the   following  'language:    "I just  think  it   shameful  I the "way that girl   spits  slang'    Holy !  (Saints,  if   I   twirled my  talker  as she!  ! does, my blooming- old dad wouldn't do!  ;'a thing' but  tan my   duds till th�� dust,  [would   be thicker than yaller jackets'  I around the bunghole of -a".sorghuin bar-!  j rel  in   August."   "You   betcTier brass.!  j and serve you right," replied the other!  j young lady.    'My old  people are sun-!  ; flowers of the same hue and  j make  such   raw  they'd thrash the  to introduce ��� Glimpse- of the Unseen.'' the most  marvellous book since the publication of the  Bible Revealed religion demonstrated. Super-  j natural facts of the Bible no longer in doubt  1 Rev. Dr. Austin is the Editor: Y<\ Badgley,  j Proiessor of Philosophy. Victeiria University,  j writes the introduction. The'contributors are  1 scholarly and devout mi'ii. among whom are  j Ri'V. Dr. Thomas. .ludrc frroo, Rev. (i. W.  ' He'iiilcrson. Rev. Wm. Iu ttlewell. J. H. Coyne.  .\1. A., Chaplain Seurle;.-, Evangelist Cros'slev  anel many others. Contains experiences of  Wesley, Mark Twain. Dr. Bucklev. W. T.  Steail.'anel a host of similar men The veil separating the spirit land is drawn back so that all  may at least, have a ������gliinpM'." Full bound canvassing hook, 75 cents: worth twice that. Experience unnecessary. Books on time. Freight  paid.    Big commission.   Sells on sight.  BRADI.EV-C A RRETSON COMPANY, Limited  Toijoxro.  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave S (HI A.M.  "   s ;)ei  ������   0 .-tc ������  "    !t 51  '��� 10 0:1 "  ������ JO is ������  10 :;s ������  10 50 "  Air.  h'OBT.  Kaslo  South Foi k  Sproule's  Whitewata:  Bear Lake  McGuigan  C'idy Junction  Arrive. :s 50 P  ,-i 15 '  ���2 if. '  2 V.'.) ���  Sandon  IRVING,  Traffic Mi)gr.  G.RO.   1  Leave  .-il*  12  IX)  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without chang-e  f cars 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.  Except .Sunday.  AKItlVK.  Dai  Lkavk.  : 9:20 a.m.  11:15 "  8:00 a.m.  Peer it he  and from 1  up  railroad ami  ill  points,  apply  '+ +���*-*���.���***-  DR. MILLOY,  S.   CAMPBELL,  COPELAND,  Sunerintctidi'ii:  steamship tickets  tc  to  Ae-ent. Sandon.  NELSON  KOSSLAND  SPOKANE  Close connection  with Steamers for  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for  Kettle   River and  Boundary  Creek connect at  Marcus with stage daily.  5:35 p.m  2:55   "  6:40 p.m  Kaslo and  Atlantic stoainsi Lines.  Brandon, B. C,  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  I California. Allan Line.,  I Parisian. '���    .     .  j fai-tliiit^inian  Labrador.Doiiiinion Line  Vancouver.  Fl-eein Montreal  if I should  cracks   in my spoils.  , j  rosy eussechiess out of  i in v aiurelic anatomy rpiicker than chain  iiQ-hteniii'  T. H.   lloben  is  shipment of  Straw-  opening  and   felt  up a  Ha ts,  arge  just  Penelope���lack danced with me last  ni&'ht.  Marie���Ye-tf    Ir w,-is ;t   charity  ball,  wasn't \t?  TEL VEVEY  Din ing 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.  Assay Price List  From Xew Vurk I  Umbria, f'imard Line   Ktruria ���'    .     ...VV..V.W   Campania.      ������    Majestic. \V bite Star .Line ....."...       Teutonic "  J....... J  .       ���  St. Paul. A 1 Ulrica 11  Line J. J J.    St. Louis. ������  "'   Stare of Xebra^ka. Allan State Lino.!.... \   Southwark. Reel Star Line           Xoorellaud. ������           Cabin si:., ..;>:>. .-i;o. To .-siij,iid upwards.  Intermediate *-:;0 and upwards.  Sti'iTaire .-afi.oti and upwards.  Passengers   Ticket"!!   tlin.imh  10 all pohns in  (*rcat Britain  or Ireland, and at   Specially |eiw  rates to all parts of the Kiiroiiean Continent'  Prepaid Passage's arranged from all points  Apply to  A. O. Mc ARTHUR,  C.P.R.   Airent  Knnd'iii. or  WILLIAM    STITT,  General Agent.  '.'. P. K. Unices. Winnipeg  GoUi, Silver, or Lead.each   Gold, Sliver and Lead, combined   Gold aud Silver   Silver and Lead   Cooper (by Electrolysis^   Gold, Silver,.Copper and Lead   Gold aud Copjiei-   Silver and Copper   Gold, Silver and Copper   Platinum   Mercury '.'.'.'J.  Iron or Manganese '  Lime, Magnesium. Murium, Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth,Tin. Cobalt, Xickel, Antimony."  Zinc, anil Arsenic, each     .'  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Asii,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal) "  Terms: '.Cash With .Sunmle.  June 20th. I8��.r..  ���?i..r>o  .1 00  i 00  ���> 00  ���2 00  I 00  ���2 50  ���2 50  H 00  5 (10  ���2 00  ���2 no  ���2 00  4 (V)  FRANK DICK.  Assayer unci  Analyst THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 21, 1898.  Fifth Year  MINING   RB0OROS.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive- were  as follows:���  LOCATION'S.  Ai'HU. 12���Anny, Howson creek, Geo Morrison.  Shamrock, Xew Denver, Patrick Sherran.  Anna Fraction, same, Pete Columbus  Gold Quartz, opp Xew Denver, W B Young.  Al'iui. 18���Early Bird, New Denver, Patrick  Sherran.  May Queen Fractional, near Payne tramway,  Angus McDougald.  Trust fractional. Oodv, Jas Mckieriiaii.  Kobie. New Denver, E J Robie.  ASSESSMENTS. " ���  APKii. 12���Texas Boy.  Al'iui. W-Ouia, Aggie, Pride, Queen City.  Aran, is���Coinlskey, Peerless.  Ai'Kii. 10���Carrie, Chicago, Cube Lolo, Annie.  Ai'HIl. IS���Carbonate Hill. Victor.  THAXSFEKS.  ���Arun. 12���New Columbia i-. Felix i,'J SS Lawrence to Jane Crawford, April 30, $250.  Mentor, Albert Behue to CK Milbourne,March  39, .?1,000.  ArKii.ll���March Bird Fraction, Robert Oliver  to ST Walker, April 11.   ,  March Bird Fractional i, S T Walker to Norman McMillan, April 12.  Laughing Waters, Far Away, John Williams  to Jas C Ryan. D,;c III, 1S3S, -5'iO  Grand Stand .'.-, Chas \V Greenlee to Edwin L  Beer, Dec 24, 1897.  Ai'Kii. If)���Electric Light .\, A S Reed to Henry  S}ege. April :>. ���      ,    .  Alice, Marv, Aberdeen. \ in each, Frank Anderson to Henry Stege, April 11.  ..AruiLlO���Silver Dollar, Albert Watts to Alex-  andar Craig, April 5.   '  Aruir, 18���Cinderella, Medford, A B Dock-  steaderto Leonard B Keyser, agreement to sell  for s2,525. April 15.  Francis. A, M.orley Billett to J Maxwell Don-  nell, March" 17.  Boss, Power of Attorney, C N Risdon to B V  Risdon, August 0,1897.  SLOCAN   CITY    mVISION.  ''They are needed in the order in  which they are stated.  "How are these'things to be secured?  Manifestly they rise far above party  polities. "They"strike deeper than any  consideration of personal suet-ess. They  touch the very marrow of business.  Let us forget tliat we are Conservatives  or Liberals, supporters or opponents of  the Provincial administration Let us  forget everything except that pur common interests "are in peril and that  only by united action can they be protected.  "To place the matter on a practical  basis we suggest that the legislature  shall at the earliest possible day resolve  upon how much it is prepared to give to  secure  "1st. The immediate construction of'a  wagon road from Glenora to Teslin  Lake by a company that will construct  "2nd."-A railway between the same  points to be ready for the transportation of goods this'season. and  3rd. To extend the railway to a point  on the British Columbia Coast within  two years.  MR.   MARTIN   LIKES   THIS   CHINKSE.  The  Hest  Man   That   Ever  Worked   for  Illin wan a Mongolian.  LOCATIONS.  Ai'Rii- 7���Cascade, E H Phillips.  Anal. 15���Torpedo, Th is Blench.  ASSESSMENTS.  Ai'Bii. 9���Club, Silver Leaf.  Ai'Kir. 12���Sundown Fraction.  AruiLlS��� Hazelton, Pendleton, Little Chirfie,  Hamilton.  THANSFERS.  W W Fallows to M L Grim-  Ai'Kir, 7���Sligo,  mett.  April �����Dalhousie, Sawyer,   Glad Tidings,  Whycocomagh k N Angriernon to J Pilon.  Climax No 3 i, J" H Brown to C E Miller and J  H Brown.  Al'iui. 12���Little  Club i,     Ella  Brown to H  Clever, i300.  April U���Superior 1/6, Frank Thomas to T J  Lloyd.   AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Ai-iuTj IS���No 11, Gay Reeder.  April 13��� Aurelian, W B Turner and R. Wil  liams  ASSESSMENTS.  ArRiL 9���Lone Star, Milford Star, Banker Hill,  Last Chance.  April 12���Kenneth. Lost Paradise, Easter.  Hidden Treasure, Imperial Cheese, Waterfall. -  Aptil H���International, I C, No 14���No 27  Fraction, Jeanette, Iron Club.  TRANSFKKS.I  April 9���Lake View i, J N Horton to N I Neu-  bauer.  Last Chance 1/6, A Beaton to Thos Hulsizer.  April 12���Kenneth. J A Macdonald to Henry  Rose, $200.  April 13���Sliver Queen, Kootenav, Ontari o  Vulcan, 0 K, Tekoa. Big Chief, j.OG Laberee to  A E Noreen.  Oreat Northern, Blue Bird, Primrose, J, same  to same.  Black Hawk, John McLeod to 0 A Sutherland,  $200.  ArRir. 14���Lukeck, Kingston, Ibex, Silver  Peck, Sjurdam, Eastman.Copper Nugget.Emarel,  High Rock, Custor. Primrose, Blue Bird, Eric,  Great Northern, Tekoa, O K, Vulcan, Ontario.  Kootenay, Silver Queen, Big Chief, Cliff, Cejlbv,  Crow, Homestake. Good Hope, Sunny Bank,  Northwestern. North Star, White Cap, Duncan,  J,OS Laberee to Geo W Nooster.  Silent Friend, Boodler, {, Albert Graig, Root  Irving, J H Gray, James Jeffrey, G A Carlson, F  A Devereux to Jas Burridge.  Aspen, Lily, Sixteen to One, i, Steve Wilson to  J C Bigham.  Lily Fraction all int, Aspen }, J E Bigham to  J W Moffatt, ��500.  ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Summary of Amonut   of  Ore   and  Matte  Exported From the Port of Nelson.  The shipments of ore over the Kaslo  & Slocan railway from the 9th to the  15th inclusive were as follows :  MATTE AND BULLION.  ORE,  POUNDS  Payne Mine, .Slocan    300,000  Ruth.  320,000  Dardanelles  72,000  Reco  4!i,ooo  Rambler  36,000  Total 77;! ,000 pounds or 3S6 tons.  OF    VITAL    IMPORTANCE.  Victoria People Awakening to tiie Interests of the Province.  The Colonist is .making a herculean  effort to waken the business men of  Victoria,Vancouver, New Westminister  and other Canadian coast towns to the  necessity of united action, in order to  capture for those cities the bulk of the  Klondike trade.   It says.-  "The people of this city, in common  with those of the whole coast region of  British Columbia, are face to face with  a crisis of the gravest possible kind.  The issue is one that appeals to their  interests in the most vital manner.  There i.s not a class in the community  that i.s not deeply concerned in the way  in which it shall be solved:    it is this: "  Shall the trade of the Yukon be controlled for the time being by the United  States cities; and later be carried directly to Eastern Canada, or shall British  Columbia secure it now and keep it:-*"  After devoting a column or two to'a  vivid pen picture of the dire results to  British Columbia trade, should the coast  cities fail to waken to their peril and  grasp the opportunity presented, it  sums up the situation thus:  "We cannot, afford to delay. Action  ought to he taken now. The Dominion  Government is. apparently undecided  what to do But the key to the, situa  tion is in the hands of this i'rovince and  if prompt action istaken the victory can  be surelv won  "Let British Columbia  lead the way  This Province can   force  the  hands of  Federal Government ai:d -I'arliment In-  prompt   action.      The   following    are  needed at the earliest possible day:  "A wairon road from Glenora to  Teslin  Lake.  "A railway from Glenora to Teslin  Lake.  "A railway from Glenora to a British  Columbia seaport.  "Martin has killed himself politically."  Such is the expression which ran from  mouth to mouth last evening when it became known that the Honorable Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works had  taken a decided stand, during a debate in  committee, in favor of Chinese labor. It  came about in this way: The adjourned  committee of the Arrowhead & Kootenay  Railway bill was resumed, with Dr. Wal-  kem in the chair. The antj-Chinese and  Japanese clause was moved by Mr. Mac-  pherson. The Amendment provided  that the following be added a8 & new  section:  "No Chinese or Japanese person shall  be employed in the construction or operation of the undertaking hereby authorized, under a penalty of five dollars a day  for each and every Chinese or Japanese  person employed in contravention of this  section, to be recovered on complaint of  any person under the provisions of the  'Summary Convictions Act.'"  After ' the debate had proceeded for  some time, Hon. Mr. Martin opposed the  insertion of the clause , in the bill. He  said the British nation was always known  as a liberal nation. "I do not think,"  said he, "that we are doing right in  legislating against Japanese or Chinese  so long as they obey the laws of the  Province and reside in it. In this Province we put a tax upon them and make  them pay it, and as soon as they come  in our honorable friends opposite say  they shall not be permitted to work."  Mr. Cotton���There is no tax upon  Japanese.  Hon. Mr. Martin���Well, you make the  Chinese pay the tax, which is all the  same. It is un-English. Mr. Semlin has  always been opposed to Mongolians. He  is all right. He has always employed  Mongolians. I know he does. That is  all right. It is money we are all after.  It is what we are all working for, and it  is what what we are all living for. I  have employed Mongolians on my ranch,  but when the elections were coming on I  discharged them all. I have had all  kinds of men on my ranch. T had men  from Ontario, the Province where some  of the honorable members come from,  and I got them very cheap. Some of  them were very good men, indeed, but  the best man I ever had on my ranch  was a Chinaman, who worked for $15 per  month.  Hon.Mr.Martin's announcement created a sensation. Members could hardly  believe their ears. Had the honorable  gentleman lost his senses? It was inconceivable that any man in a public position in this Province could have so little  regard for his political life as to make  such a statement. But it was true  enough. The words attributed to Hon.  Mr. Martin in the foregoing are from a  verbatim report of the proceedings.���  Vancouver Daily Province, April 7.  SUCCESS   IN   DIFFICULTY.  The Noble Five Trouble all  Settled and  Money on  Hand.  The trouble which has involved the  Noble Five has at last been all settled.  The winding-up order against the property has been set aside by the courts,  and money is on hand to put the mine  on a paying basis. No shipments of ore  will be made for a year, but everything  will be handled in a common-sense manner. If custom work offers the concentrator will be run, but not otherwise..  Those elected to the management aie:  President, James Dunsmuir, of Victoria;  vice-president, J. D. Porte,, of Spokane:  secretary, F. J. Holman, of Spokane;  assistant secretary, G. B. McDonald, of  Cody, other directors, C. E. Pooley, of  Victoria; J. G. McGuigan, of Spokane;  and B. J. Perry, of Victoria.  Speaking of the successful handling of  the property, in the face of difficulties a  gentleman to the Spokesman-Review  said :  ���'The old board of directors of the  Noble Five mine in the Slocan deserve  credit for their skillful handling of the  property in a trying time. There was  dissension within and creditors were  threatening -from without. Silver was  low and threatening to go lower. The  mine was in debt and the circumstances  indicated that nothing but liquidation  was ahead. In spite of all this the directors went ahead and negotiated a loan,  paid off the indebtedness, removed the  cloulds of litigation that threatened and  turned the property over to the new  directors in good condition for development into a profitable mine if conservative management prevail, as is expected.  It strikes one familiar with the facts as  a master business stroke in the face of  tremendous odds. It is hard enough to  interest capital in silver mines at this  stage of the market, but to get abundant  capital for a mine that had already piled  up a heavy debt was an accomplishment  worthy of praise."  The editor of a neighboring exchange  says that he is a Christian, an adauian-  tile pillar of the church and delights in  sacred sona's on proper occasions, but  that when a few nights after he hears  a neighboring family that owes him for  three vears' subscription singin�� :  "Jesus 1'aid It All," he feels like going  over with a club and giving them a receipt in full.  lo not  WII.I.    THE   LIGHTS   BE    WHITE'  BY CY. WAKMAN.  Author of "Tales of an Engineer.  Oft when I feel my engine swerre.  As o'er strange rails we fare.  I strain my eyes around the eurre  For what awaits us there.  When swift and free she carries me  Through yards unknown, at night.  I look along the line to see  That all the lamps are white.  A hlue light! (rep tra<*k) crippled car :  The green light signals "slow,"  The red light is ajdanger light,  The white light "Let her go,"  Again the open fields we roam.  And when the night is fair,  I gaze up in the starry dome,  And wonder what is there.  For who can speak for those who dwell  Behind the curving sky ?  No man has ever lived to tell  Just what it is to die.  Swift towards life's terminal I trend,  The run seems short to-night.  God only knows what's at the end;  I hope"the lamps are white.  ^s!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii:iiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiinii!iiiinniiiiHnni,%  | NEWS IN PLACE j  %lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillillllllllllllullllllllllllllllllilllllll#  Mrs. A. J. Murphy states that she has  not sold bet residence on Sixth Street as  reported a few weeks ago.  C. K. Milbourne, for the Queen Bess  Proprietary Co., has taken over the  Mento, adjoining the Queen Bess group.  R. N. Powell will preach in the Methodist church next Sunday. Morning at  11 and evening at 7:30. Everybody cordially invited.  Leonard B. Keyser, of Vancouver, has  purchased of A. B. Docksteader the  mineral claims Cinderella and Medford,  located on ihe north fork of Carpenter  creek, the purchase price named being  $2,525.  A permit has been granted to P. J.  McDougald, for a period of three months,  to explore and prospect that certain  alluvial deposit adjoining the May Queen  mineral claim and extending under the  Payne tramway.  , The Kootenay Cig^r Manufacturing  Company, of Nelson, make three brands  of cigars. They are called Royal Seal,  Kokanee, and Kootenay Belle. Don't  forget this gentle reader when you are  looking for choice goods.  The flag of the United States is sometimes displayed too prominently upon  the steamer Slocan. It does not make  much difference, although it is always  better to carry out the regulations in  flying the banner of any nation.  Mr. J. H. Sharpe, of Knox College, Toronto, successor to Mr. W. J. Booth, will  occupy the pulpit of Knox Presbyterian  church next Sunday, April 17th, as follows : Morning, at 11; evening, at 7:15.  An invition is extended to all.  THE   KATE   OF   INTEREST.  From the standpoint of the business  community the reduction of the rate of  interest on deposits in the Government  savings banks to 2h per cent, to take  effect on the 1st of July next is decidedly  agoodmove. Up to last year the rate of  interest paid by the Government on  the deposits of the people was 3\ per  cent, and this was continued long after  the Government could borrow in the  open market for 3 per cent, or less.  Money being plentiful, the Finance  Minister decided to reduce the rate to 3  per cent., the figure at which most of  the banks were receiving time deposits.  Yet this reduction of the rate of interest, far from reducing the volume of  the deposits in the Governments savings banks, failed to keep them from  increasing and to-day the Government  can get more money than it wants  either in this way or in the open market  at 2$ per cent.  And,   Yet,   Th-ere  are  Others.  A gentleman  He-aveii will be; no  meet mv wife there.-  hen.e'n   for me if I <  -Andrew Jackson.  in Glasgow, Scotland,  has received a letter from a friend in  the Klondike, dated February 27th in  whieh he says:  "If you know of any fools thinking of  coming out to Alaska, tell them for  Heaven's sake to remain at home. The  bulk of the talk as to the fortunes to be  made is an advertisement of Klondike  companies and speculators. A friend  has just gone back to the home country,  beimr the only living one of six men  who "left in company for the gold fields.  But a more striking instance is the departure homewards of two men out of  a company of 35 who journeyed together. The 33 are buried at Klondike. It  is madness for voting men to come out  here."        "_ *   Twas off the blue Canary isles one glorious sum  mer dav  The Spaniards reefed their anchors just abaft the  mizzen stav;  And as the curling smoke arose from the soft  eoai now in use,  The Yankee tars at Key West sinir,   "Captain  Sampson, Turn Us Loose."  Timkins���What did she say when you  proposed to her?  Simkihs���She didn't say a word, but  just looked at me and then dropped her  eves.  ��� Timkins���Poor girl!  I hope she didn't  break them.  TRAPPERS, RANCHMEN, DEALERS, STORES, BUTCHERS  Full Prices.   Correct Selection  ALL SHIP US  Ropes and Tags Furnished Free  Hides,Pelts,Wool,  TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.  Write fo, Circular giving Latest Market Prices  ^iB-iii  J  ^H  Rlhiii.  11  1  11  1  V  IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.  jas. McMillan & co.,  NO COMMISSIO -4 CHARGED  200-212 riRST AVE. NORTH.  mc.     Minneapolis, Minn.  s  That they will send no  more lo theT. Eaton Co  for Dry Goods and  Furnishings; as the  floods cost much more  when landed in New  Denver; hesldes, they  are often old and sholf-  ���> , worn and they seldom  {jet  what   they order.  But���  Different Here  Our firoods are new and  of the best quality; the  patterns arc of the latest  designs, and, above all,  Our Prices are Right.  N. B���We are offering a tine line of Ladies'  Jackets. Boys' and Men's Overcoats and Pea-  Jackets. below anything ever before offered in  the Sloean. Call and examine our goods and  satisfy yourselves.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOHS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  and  of many  Sizes,  Kinds,  and Prices,  at  H. Hoben's  Goods called  for & Delivered  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  .5S.f-.-Ratos furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  J.R.&B.GaraeroR  Foi merry of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing-  ���: in the:���  -  Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailofs    flPt.  SANDON, B  ff^-WfffffffffWfffffWfWffWWfW  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  , City Planing Mills;  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Patty, Doors & Windows.  SLOCAN CITY, B.C.  Silverton  Drug  Store^Hl^S-  Drugs  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles;  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  R. O Matheson,  Proprietor,  Silverton,  B.C.  ocan  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  THE ENTIRE CONTEXTS OF THE  St. James' Hotel,  NEW DENVER, 13. C,  Consistinc of Al stock of Liquors and Cigars, all  fresh and saleable, Pool Table almost new,  Furniture completel and First-Class for 13  Bed-Rooms, Excellent Kitchen Range and  Cooking Utensils, and Dining Room Equipment. Must be sold immediately A lease  of the hotel can he procured on reasonable  terms.       Address���  A. E. FAUQUIER, Assignee.  For Angrignon Bros.  NOTICE.  rPVVO MONTHS after date I intend to make  1 application to purchase from the Commissioner of Lands nnd Works tbe following  described parcel of Innd, viz: Beginning at. a  po.it planted, along side S. Walker's northwest  corner p'ist and running north forty chains,  thence east eighty chains, thence south forty  chains. thence west eighty chains to the noint of  commencement; situated on the Columbia river  narrows, in the Kootenay district; three hundred and twenty acres.  ellen McDougald.  Nakusp, B. C, March 11,181)8.  Wholesale and Retail  NEW DENVER aud SILVERTON.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry, Eg-gs, Etc  SHOPS AT  ALL IMPORTANT  KOOTENAY.  POINTS IN  FEED J. SQUIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  The  es  Offered to the public of New Denver  are to he found lu the  Columbia House  Warm,   quiet   and   hard-finished   throughout  Board by the day, week or month,  No Bar in connection.  Sixth St., New Denver  N. C. DINGMAN.  An office of the Slocan 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 free 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.  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R. B. THOMPSON,  W. D. MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notarv Public.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings-al^avs on hand.  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  Mines and  Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.


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