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 Volume VI.   No. 29.  NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 20, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  AT REST IN THE DEEP  The saddest drowning- accident that  has been recorded in the history of  Slocan lake was that which took out of  New Denver's business and social circles  two of its most promising- young- men,  and consigned to the cold waters of this  beautiful lake the bodies of F. B. Jeff cry  and John 0. Todd.  The accident happened on Monday,  of last week, but it was not until  Thursday that any a'arm was felt for  the welfare of the young- men, or anything- was found that would tend to  prove what was their fate.  On Sunday afternoon, April 9th,  Messrs. Jeffery and Todd took passage  on the steamer Slocan for Ten Mile,  intending to re-locate a mineral claim  near the mouth of thatcreek, and return  to New Denver on Monday or Tuesday,  after proceeding to 'Slocan"City to record  the location. They took with them a  light canoe from Saunders' boathouse  in which they were to make the return  trip. Wednesday they had not returned and some uneasiness was felt by  their friends. A dispatch was wired to  Slocan City by H. J: Robie to learn if  they had been there to record then-  location. Reply came that they had not  shown up.  ��� Thursday morning two  boats went  ���out  from   the   boathouse, manned by  Messrs.   Robie,   McDonald,   Liuquest.  Kirkwood aiuLShannon, one proceeding  across the lake to look along the shore  and  the other along this side    At a  point a   few   hundred   yards this  way  from Silverton the canoe the boys took  out with them was found pulled up on  the beach     Mr. Robie and -party- went  ashore to make inquiries and learned  that the   boat  had  drifted  ashore  late  Mondav afternoon, and had been pulled  up by Al Morrison,   whose   cabin  was  close by.   Mr. Morrison had not heard of  any accident,  and suspected nothing,  thinking perhaps the canoe had drifted  from another part of the lake.    A large  hole was stove-in in the bow.    Further  inquiry   brought out,. the information  that a coat and hat had been picked up  on the beach a short distance this way  by Mr. Gilpin, whose cottage is close at  hand.   The coat and   hat proved to be  that worn by Todd when they left New  Denver.'   Further scrutiny of the lake  shore resulted in the finding of one of  the paddles of the canoe and the coat  worn by Jeffery.  This was enough to satisfy the searching parties that the young men had  been drowned, and the sad intelligence  was at once brought to town. Friday  the searchers went out a s'econd time  and succeeded in finding two pocket  handkerchiefs belonging to the bo3rs.  Efforts were made to find the bodies "bv  j Silverton.    The rest of the trip to New  I Denver would be easy���not so easy as  by boat,- however.  The Pay streak facetiously remarks  that, "Silverton,. New Denver and  Kaslo are all determined to celebrate  the Queen's Birthday. Each is trying  to out-do the other and have its own  the greatest event, let the expense be  what it may. Such proceeding is  usually taken ���as denoting force of  character in men and stubborness in  mules." To all of which we agree, with  the understanding that- New Denver  is the tnan and the other fellows the  mules. ���    "    ���  John G. McCallum, hardware'merchant of Slocan City, was in New  Denver Saturday. He reports business  much improved and states that mining  interests about that camp ai e decidedly  better. A big strike was made last  week on the Black Prince, situated  .about seven miles from that city. Work  is to be started at once on the Arlington, the workmen being already employed.  On April 24th the daily service on the  Columbia river between Nakusp air1  Robson will be resumed and the present  service via Slocan lake route will be  discontinued. As a result of this the  service between Nelson and Slocan  City, on Slocan lake, and on the N. &  S. branch, will be the same as was in  effect previous to the inauguration of  the present service.  AYE. Fauquier, Jack Aylwin and  Chas. Greenley returned from Nelson  Wednesday morning, bringing with  them documentary evidence to the effect  that Nelson will be at New Denver on  May 24th, bag and baggage and the  babies. The Odd Fellows "of that city  also passed a resolution tliat they would  come to New Denver en masse. The  Knights of Pythias of Sandon and Nelson  will also be 'on hand. Now all tbat is  necessary is for Kaslo to pin New Denver  badges on their coats and join in the procession.  KI GUT- HO UK    TKOU JJ r. K.  liesnli  of the  Vascillatiiif*:   .Policy of the  Xew Government.  The first trouble between the miners  and mine-owners, growing out of the  recent eight-hour legislation, occurred  last week at the Athabasca mine, near  Nelson, when 20 men asked for their  time and walked down the hill, leaving  31 men   at work.   The action   of the  ANOTHKI  a-s-ssKssssfasFss .as ss sssgasss^s  XEW     DEMVEK    STRIKE.  A. Promising Property Situated on Onion  Street   Bay.  miners in quiting- is generally referred  to as a strike, but it has not resulted in  the closing down of the mine, and the  management does not believe that any  such result will follow.  E  Nelson Fell, in an intervietv with  a Nelson Tribune representative, stated  that in accordance with the terms of the  amendment made to the Metalliferous  Mines Inspection Act,  and a notice of  the same  from  the inspector of mines,  the company commenced working eight-  hour shifts on the first of April'.    This  was continued,   but   when   the mine-  owners' delegates returned from  Victoria and brought the word that it was  not the intention of the Government to  enforce the   terms   of the amendment,  the    management   of   the    Athabasca  decided to go back to the ten-hour shifts  until some decision should be arrived at  by the Provincial executive.   On Thursday evening the men  were notihed of  the 'change to   the ten-hour shift, and  the men On the. night shift  apparently  accepted the changed conditions without   complaint,    Nro  trouble   was   encountered'   until   the   next   shift   was  called, then a number of the men refused to work longer than eight hours, and  took  their time   from   the  company's  timekeeper.  Mr. Fell s-ffys that while the men were  notified that the company would revert  to the ten-hour shift, it" was generally  understood that for the present the men  would not be required to work more  than nine hours. He also says that  some of the men who refused to work  endeavored to intimidate others from  working, and that others went so far as  to threaten to destroy the company's  property, but that nothing of this nature  was attempted  SLOCAX    MINERAL    FlvOAT  Development  work   is being pushed  on the Wisconsin.  Ajax  is being pushed  the ore showing- con-  dragging- in the vicinity where the  accident was believed to have happened,  but with no success.  On Saturday Norman McMillan found  another canoe paddle and a pair of  gloves on the beach in the bay, near the  root of Union street These are supposed to be the property of the unfortunates.  Fred. Jeffery was a young man of 25  years, iquiet, unassuming and attentive  to business. He had been a resident of  New JDenver about 18 months and had  met with good success in hie plumbing  and tinsmith business. His father and  family are'residents of Nanaimo.. Jack  Todd was related to Mrs. Ed. Shannon  and'was known throughout the Slocan  as an exemplary young,man, a warmhearted true friend. He had resided  here two or three years.  I-OCAT,    CHIT-CHAT.  Work on the Westmont, Ten Mile  was resumed by the owners this week.  Work on the  vigorously and  tinues good.  Work on the Antoine was resumed  last week. Preparations are being-  made for extensile operations:.  The Noonday, close to Silverton, is  developing surprisingly good. A 20-  ton shipment will shortly be made.  Work was started this week on the  Turris, Silver mountain, and will be  pushed to-the limit of $500 worth.of work.  Last Tuesdav was the date fixed for!  the distribution of the March S25,000i  dividend among the shareholders of the  -IV! LL      INSIST     OX     ENFORCEMENT.  The Miners'    Union Will   not   Allow  S-Hour Law to Stand Unenforced.  the  The event of the season La Mascotte.  April 24.  Jacobson  & Co. are   doing much  make the St. James Hotelattractive.  to  oi  in-  The lake is raising   at   the rate  about an inch a day.    This will be  creased to a foot in a few weeks.  Thirty people comprisethe number in  the Metropolitan Opera Co. Prices $1  and $1.50, at Nelson's Drug Store.  A local sport went down to Silverton  recently looking for "Black Jack." He  found him. In fact he found six of him  in one go, and four aces were showing  on the green besides. He paid them  all  It certainly did show an enormous  amount of that peculiar commodity- commonly known as gall for those fellows  at Silverton to attempt to surreptitiously snatch the palm of supremacv from  New Denver. But, no harm' done.  Come join with New Denver, bovs. and  let:'em show you how it's done.  A Silverton report remarks that a  wagon road will likely be built from  that camp to the Enterprise mine. This  would throw all of the Enterprise business into New Denver channels, and  greatly stimulate our bank clearances,  but it is hard to figure out where the  balloons are to come from that would be  required to get: doAvn, into the town of  Payne.  The owners of the Royal Five group,  adjoining the Mollie Hughea, are contemplating putting further development  work on that property,at once.  The bond on the Frisco >as been  thrown up. Dan Dorsey and Pat Mooney  have been working the. property for three  months or more, but failed:td "strike th^  ledge.  A good strike is reported from Four  Mile upon a claim "in which H. T. Brag-  doii and J.' Perkins, of New Denver, are  interested. A foot of clean galena is the  extent of the find.  English capital has ;taken over the  Lucky Jim mine, situated close to Mc-  Guigan, from Braden Bros., Helena,  Mont., and a force of eight men was put  to work last week.  Two hundred tons of ore were shipped  by the Payne last week. The Last  Chance sent out 100. Slocan Star 63,  Jackson 82, Whitewater 1(3, Monitor  160, Idaho 20, and Bosun 20.  Work was started this week on- the  Mollie Hughes groun by the owners.  The property will be" developed during  the summer, the owners declaring that  they can make good wages and pay all  expenses in taking out and shippingore.  Montreal capital has taken over the  Sovereign mine It will now be operated by the Montreal-London Gold arid  Silver Development Companv. Five  hundred thousand shares are offered to  the shareholders at 25 cents. Over a  million dollars has been subscribed.  Mr. A. W McCune, of Salt Lake Citv,  and the principal owner in the Pavn'e,  has just concluded the purchase of the  Freddie Lee Fration and Little Joint  claims, paying S5.000 each for them.  Messrs. W, S. Gurner, Jr., of New  York, andC. J. Griffith, of Spokane,  were the sellers. The two properties  adjoin.  The announcement made last week  that the Government had decided to  allow the eight-hour law to remain unenforced pending an investigation of  the matter met with very general approval in the Slocan. A complete close  down of all the mines would have- followed the promulgation of the'daw.  Both miners and mine owners . are  satisfied with the present conditions,  though there are a few amongst the  former who may attempt to break up  the existing- pleasant relationship between employer and employee by  embarrassing the Government Yin its  decision-;  A   despatch   from   Rossland' to   the  Nelson Tribune,   states  that .."James  Wilkes, vice-president of the National  Cmigres*-! of Labor, in an interview said  that there was but one opinion among  the members of the organized miners of  the Province, with   respect to the enforcement of the eight-hour amendment  The position   taken' by-the organized  miner,s is   that   the Legislature- of the  Province has enacted that eight hours  shall constitute a day's- work for men  employed underground, arid thev propose to hold th:>. ministers entrusted to  carry out the laws of the Province to  their Whole duty, and to the enforcement of   the   eight-hour   amendment.  Should they fail  to do so they will be  held strictly to account when tiie Legislaturere-aissembles, and as the respective parties are rather -evenly divided,  the labor representatives in the House  will hold the balance of power  What is generally considered to be  the best strike  that  has been made in  the close vicinity of New Denver since  the Fidelity-Bosun find,  was made last  Friday on the lake shore in the bay at  the foot of  Union  street.    Work  was  started on Thursday on a 100-foot tunnel  contract   on   the   Neglected    mineral  claim,   and    on    Friday   a   three-foot  strongly carbonated galena ledge was  opened   up.    The   ledge   runs to the  water's edge and almost straight up the  hill.   A tunnel is  being driven in on it  and at a distance of 15  feet from the  openingitis well-defined between walls  ,   Local experts are jubilant over the  find.    The dyke running with the ledge  is of an entirely new formation for this  section and this  fact leads them to believe that this  wilt open into the  best  ore bodies that have been found on the  Jake shore.   The tunnel is being driven  at high water mark and will gain great  depth on the   lead as it is  pushed forward.  This property is one of a group of  four claims lying between thelownsite  of New Denver and the Bosun and  Fidelity mines. The Neglected was  one of the first locations made in the  lake shore, and was made in the fall of  ot lS9'i for David Matheson. In 1897  Idaho capital was interested in this  claim and took it over at a small figure.  Adjoining the Neglected to the south i.s  the Bosun property, to the east-southeast lies the Sarah Jane, to the east-  northeast the Ma Merc, and on the  north the R, D, Fraction. These are  all prior locations to any of the Fidelity  group, and take in what is claimed to  be some very valuable ground.  The Idaho people interested in the  Neglected also hold an interest in the  Sarah Jane, and associated with them  in these claims are the owners of the  Ma Mere and R. D. Fraction.  Considerable work has been done on  both these properties, and very satisfac-  showings have been made 'On the R.  D. Fraction a shaft has been sunk 30  feet on a very promising ledge, stronglv  mineralized and of the'right trend, and  on the Ma Mere a strong" quartz ledge  has been followed to a depth af 28 feet.  On the Sarah Jane, a year's assessment  work has been done, and a contract has  been let for 100 feet'of tunnel work to  be driven on the property.  83  6ELEBRATI0N NEWS'S  w.  THE    WON'DKKFULe.  Rumors have been abroad lately of a  big find in the Wonderful, and a romantically-written  story  is sent   out that  after years of searching aud tunnelling  arid 19 months of fruitless search, the  rich ore. bodies of the Wonderful have  at last been foxvnd.    Tn an  old deserted  drift, in the upper workings of the mine,  hidden beneath tons   of dirt and other  waste,   has   been   found an ore bodv  from .which the miners are taking great  chunks of ore,   weighing  from'500 to  1,000 pounds.,   In thi.s same tunnel and  about 100 feet beyond . the mouth of the  drift, has been found a solid 18-inch vein  of.ore, whicbgives 'promise of permanence.   Both of these discoveries were  made in a portion of the.minewhichhas  not been  visited for months. .The old  workings   are   ,all -filled   witli    waste  aiid.trash but that is rapidly being removed., :.;v;r. ���-.   .  KOUNB    THE    HUH.  The committee on arrangements for the  24th of May celebration have had their  hands full. The trouble has been that  the teams of Sandon and Nelson have  held off their decision, and it was not  until Tuesday of this week that the matter was finally  settled in  New Denver's  favor.    Here is  what the Nelson Miner  says of it:  The  chief question   which   has  been  agitating the minds  lately  of those who  are fond of athletics has been the destination  of  the  various  athletic  teams of  Nelson  on  the  Queen's   Birthday,   the  24th of May.   Three of the neighboring  towns have decided to  hold celebrations  on that date,  namely  New Denver, Silverton and Kaslo: and the question has  been  to which, place shall  the  Nelson  Baseball, Fire Department, and Lacrosse  teams go.  The choice was soon narrowed  down to between New Denver and Silver-  ton  but   the.   difficulty of  making  the  choice was by no means thereby lessened.  The friendliest feelings are entertained  towards both these towns by the Nelson  boys,  and  both  offered substantial  inducements.  Such being the case, the matter naturally came down to the basis of which  town would make the best offer. Both  were, liberal in their offeis, and finally  New Denver promised $150 for the hub  and hub race, $125 for the baseball match  and the same for the lacrosse match. It  was further represented that the Sandon  teams would compete in the various  sports. Accordingly on Sunday last  representatives oi.' the various Nelson  teams met at the Hume Hotel, and after  thoroughly going into the matter, decid-'  ed that all three teams would go to New  Denver on the 24th of May. The matter  was for the time consideied settled, but  on Sunday evening delegates both from  New Denver and Silverton appeared and  the matter was ic-opened, though on  rather a different basis.  The Nelson men had promised to go to  New Denver on the Queen's  birthday,  and therefore to New Denver they had to  go.    Still, there appeared to be no reason  why they should not go to Silverton also,  if the matter could be arranged.    Silver-  ton and New Denver  are but four miles  apart, and strong efforts  were  made to  induce the two  towns  to bring about a  joint celebration,   the  games  to be held  one day in one town, and the next, in the  other.    A conference was held on Monday to this end, and  another Tuesday.  Unfortunately     difficulties     presented  themselves as each town naturally wants  to have its celebration  on the 24th.    If  Silverton will consent to have its games  on the 25th the   difficulties  will all be  smoothed   over  and   both Nelson and  Sandon  will gladly attend.    Otherwise  in  view   of   their  promise   the Nelson  teams will not be able  to visit Silverton  on  this occasion.    Although  contradictory reports are in circulation it appears  to be tolerablv certain  that the Sandon  teams have decided to compete at New  Den yer on the 24th.  The Silverton representatives in the  city have refused to accept the two days  celebration proposition but as the Nelson  organizations have ��� finally decided to go  to New Denver on the 24th of May it is  probable that Silverton will yet fail into  line by having a celebration on the 25th.  The Sandon. Baseball Club has also  signed an agreement to play here.  talked of, and it is locally reported that  next month will witnessgreat activity  on Ten Mile. With the Enterprise  working the Slocan lake ore shipments  would be increased 100-fold.  In connection with what the Nelson  paper says, the following from the  News-Advertiser, of Vancouver, is of  interest: "Mr. J. Roderick Robertson,  manager of that company, is now on his  return to Nelson from London, but Mr.  S. S. Fowler, consulting engineer of the  company, has stated that while negotiations have been on foot, 'the deal is not  through .yet."  " 'But is it not substantially completed, Mr. Fowler?' he was asked.  " 'Negotiations have been pending for ���  some time, and there have been several  propositions and counter-propositions,'  replied  Mr. Fowler.    'All I can say is  that Lreceived a cable to-day saying'  that the London office had cabled to .  Mr. J.  A.  Finch  accepting a proposition.'  "'Has any money been paid, and if  not, will it be paid through you?'  "'So far as I know, no money has  been paid yet. I think any money  would probably be paid through me, as  negotiations have been conducted  through the Nelson office.' "  A    RAKK    TREAT  Dr. Young has removed from Sandon  to Vancouver.  THE   KNTERPKISE    DKAL.  IHttt'ropolitnii Opera Co. will Present La.  Mascotte,   April   34.  That which promises to be the g'reat-  est  theatrical  event in the history of  New Denver will be the appearance of  the Metropolitan Opera Co., numbering  30 people, producing that  bright and  sparkling   opera bouffe   La Mascotte.  hi order to secure this large attraction  tiie business manager had to be assured  by our citizens of a guarantee of S300,  to which they were quick in signing a  subscription list in  order to have this  most elegant company produce one of  their operas.    An excursion  has been  arranged and a special boat will be run  from Slocan City and Silverton.   Extra  chairs have been placed in the Opera  House, so every one can be accommodated    This is the first opportunity our  citizens   have   had   to   witness   comic  opera and their efforts in securing this  company only shows that they are quick  to'recongnize   anything that is good.  The wardrobe used by this companv is  elegant   in   design   and   elaborate', in  rinish.    The chorus is composed of 1G  pretty girls and the principles are such  well-known   people as  Will   Rinsing,  tenor, Blanche Alcirich, Jennette  Lincoln,   Alice   James,    Lillian   Kemble,  Maurice  Hagemon,  Eddie Smith   and  others.    The prices are fixed at $1.00  and $1.50.    The company will arrive by-  boat   Monday   afternoon.    Tickets   oh  3ale at; Nelson's Drug Store.  In addition to the regular opera the  management brings to this city Sydney  Rhorer,   a   robust baritone,  who   wil!  6resent a truly great novelty���Edison's  'ream Realized���in which heintrodues  moving pictures that sing, act and  talk as if human. This is the only one  in this country and cost upwards of  $2,000. Each picture runs from 12 to L5  minutes.  YTOSSr,AND    ORE   SHIPMENTS.  Choice   Lemons,   Fresh   Eggs  Hazel wood Butter at BourneBros.  and  "With respect to the stay of proceedings which the mine owners' delegates  claim to have secured fur six week's, in  which to present their case, Mr. Wilkes  does not attach much importance to it.  The labor organization is prepared to  join issue with the Government should  it refuse to enforce the law, and it does  not consider that the miners are, fairlv  treated when they are required to petition in favor of the enforcement of a  measure which it is well known the employers are opposing.  "Both at  Rossland  and at  Ymir the  mining companies   have   adopted  Uiej  eight-hour system  and there has been :  [ no decrease in the rate of wages, and itj  is but a question of time until'the eight- j  hour    system     will   become    general |  throughout  Kootenav.    Not  onlvdoesj  Mr.   Wilkes believe'that the Government wiil enforce the law, but he furth- i  er believes that any attempt at repealing  the measure upon the re-assembling of  the Legislature will end in failure.''  Secure your  tickets  for La Mascotte  at Nelson's Drug Store.  The society event  of  the season���La  Mascotte, Monday, April 24.  The receipts of the Kaslo. Customs  House were'considerably larger for the  month of March than the previous  month. They were as follows: Total  imports, 812,168.00; dutv thereon, S3,-  226.38; total exports, $242,826.00.  Thomas A. Kennedy of Cranbrook,  who recently made an assignment in  the east, where he is doing business,  had his Cranbrook stock seized by  Sheriff Tuck to satisfy a judgment for  wages. The property, consisting of  general merchandise," will be sold by  j the sheriff at Cranbrook to-day.  I     A deal has been put through whereby  j a Nelson syndicate, represented by Mr.  I Alexander Stewart, acquired the'Ajax  | group adjoining the Tamarac mine 'near  I Ymir.    The group consists of the Ajax '  j the Gold Rock Fraction  and the Look- j  j out  Fraction  and   has very promising  j surface showings.    The vendor was Mr. j  | Richard Green but  the  price  paid has I  ! not transpired.    A company  will prob-j  I ably be formed later on to' operate the j  properties.'  An efficient male,  in La Mascotte.  and female chorus  The fine showing on the Palniita lead  lately struck continues to improve.  Jenken Bros, have just completed 200  feet of their last 500-foot contract and  this tunnel should tap the lead at anytime now. The lead now seems to be  one of the.strongest and most.eontinu-  ous of any in the Slocan, as it hasbeen  uncovered and ore found in different  pjaces across three different properties.  The Queen Bess large ore bodies are in  lower leads and there is no doubt the  same will be obtain in Palmito ground  adjoining..  The report was received from Nelson  last Thursday, to the effect that the  Enterprise sale had been officially announced.    Nelson  is the head office of  the London &  British  Columbia Gold-  fields in Kootenay, and anything coming from  the company's officers there  may be  considered  authentic.    Speaking of the deal the Tribune says:  -'The  figure at which  the deal was" closed is  not given out by the  people who made  the  deal,  and   any   figures   are  mere  guesses.    The sum to  he paid  for the  Enterprise i.s  not  far from $350,000, as  the property is not  considered a  'big'  one by the experts who have examined  it.    It is not unlikely that the purchase  of the Enterprise by the London & British   Columbia    Goldfields   crowd    will  result in the starting up  of the smelter  at Pilot Bay.    That*smelter   has a lead  furnace of luu tons capacity.    The L. &  B.C    people   have   an   interest   in  the  Ruth mine in Slocan district and control  the Whitewater mine  in  the  same district, both of which yield 'wet' ores: the  Enterprise  is a 'dry'  ore mine, and its  output, together with the 'dry'  concentrates  from   the  Ymir  mine, which  is,  also owned by the same company,would J  furnish the  necessary  'dry'ores.    Thej  Pilot Bay   smelter  is  accessible  to all |  four   ot   these   mines.    The   first   two  would ship via the Kaslo & Slocan Railway;   the  Enterprise   vhi   the   Slocan  branch of the Canadian Pacific: and the  Ymir via the  Nelson &   Fort Sheppard  The output of the Rossland camp for  last week reached 3,539 tone. Ore shipments for the week, were: Le Roi to  Northport, 2.48S; War Eagle to Trail,  1,015; Iron Mask to Trail, 36. The  shipmants for the vear to date amount to  25,603 tone.  Mountain    Chief   to    be    Worked.-  The   outlook  in   mining   circles   has  grown much   brighter  in the past  week  for  New Denver,   and   everything  now  points to a most successful year for this  camp.    Iu addition   to  the  new strike?  close to town and the  excellent manner  in which the properties  are developing,  we have the assurance that the Mountain  Chief, thu pioneer mine  of Silver mountain, will be  re-opened  this spring and  that a large force  of men will  be put to  work within   two months.    Then   there  is the  California,   which   is   sure  to be  worked; the  Bosun,   now working  and  shipping and looking better each week;  the   Mollie   Hughes" and   several other  properties that will make shipping mines  in the near future.  r>e:id    Furnace    Started    Up.  Railway.    The Pilot Bay smelter could  ( not well  be  'bottled up" if such a deal  were made."  With the sale of the Enterprise a great  revival in mining circles may be looked  for.    Already several smaller de'als are  The Hall Mines, Limited, has commenced the smelting of lead ores in the  small furnace. The company.is mixing  the purchased ores witli some of the  low-grade ore from the Silver King mine  which it. was not found profitable to  treat in the copper furnace. It will  probablv take a day or so to get the  furnace working nicely and a desirable  mixture of the ores, when an idea can  be formed of the amount of ore which  the furnace will treat each day. The  Tribune say's the company has "enough  ore on hand to ensure ;a fairly long run. THE LEDGE, NEW DKJNVER, B.C., APRIL 20, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  ; legislation is passed in the interest of  capital, it is invariably strictly enforced. Were the eight-hour law  one making it an illegal act to work  men for less than ten hours under-  Three nJ^?^.������.: "..* .751 RTonnd .in a mine, would its operation  R. T  Published every Thursday.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  Six " 1.25  Twelve " 2.00  Three yeaks  s.oo  Transient Advertising-, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondence 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  a 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.  be suspended because half a dozen  working-men, by petition and interview, objected to it? Not much  The Semlin Government, on this  question, have shown themselves to  be weaklings."  Come to  New Denver  on May 24th  arik'O  0-mtreal  And  of���  see Nelson's stock  SILVER   OUTPUT   FOB    1S9S.  f BURSDAY, APRIL 20. 1899.  The decision of the Nelson athletic  clubs  to   come   to   New Denver to  celebrate Hay 24th was an exhibition  of good   taste  that will  stand as a  lasting monument to their excellent  appreciation   of  pure justice.    New  Denver  has never asked  favors of  anyone.    The best purses  were put  up by this   town : the   best inducements offered; and our committee on  arrangements have  had  the  money  to back  up their propositions.    The  action of the Nelson   clubs  will have  the desired effect.    Hereafter when  one town steps quietly down in favor  of another  and   helps to make the  neighboring celebration a.success;  the manly   element   that is  in the  favored  town  will not again  allow  themselves to be run over by that  other element that would   "hog" it  all, but on the contrary will show an  appreciation ot the   favor   and the  year following will   exchange   the  compliment,  by giving   way amicably. .  The output of silver in this country  for the year 1898 was the largest with  one exception, for any single year. The  production the world over was also  very large, and there was a commercial  movement of the metal which, though  somewhat less than the previous year,  still formed an important item of trade.  The net exports for the past year  amounted to 42,510,000 ounce. The imports were chiefly of silver in ores and  base bullion to be refined in the United  States, says an American exchange.  This shows that our net imports were  less by 21,550,000 oss. than the production of. the year, and that that quantity  must have   been used   in the arts or  otherwise absorbed   here.    London  is  the great   silver  market   of the world  where everybody goes to  buy silver.  Taking the average price of silver for  the year,   we find   that  the countries  usually classed as "The East''���-India  and its dependencies, the Straits settlements ,' China   and   Japan���took  from  London in 1898 a total of 49,350,000 ozs.  of silver.     In   addition   to   this " they  received from the United States directly  12,990,000 ozs., and from Australia approximately 7,000,000 ozs.    This makes  a total of 67,3-10,000 ozs.���a very respectable share of the world's production-  absorbed  by these countries,  for they  send out   very little  in return.   As we  have heretofore shown, India continues  to take a very considerable quantity of  silver, notwithstanding the cessation of  coinage there, andi apparently will continue to do it in spite of all discouragements.   This demand for silver in the  arts has in some measure compensated  for the dcreased use of the white metal  in coinage and has undoubtedly served  to maintain the price   at   its   present  level.   There is every prospect that it  will increase and will continue to absorb at least as large a proportion of the  output of silver as it  does at present  unless there is a very great and now  unexpected increase in the production.  The white metal still possesses in the  eyes   of   civilized   people    attractive  qualities   and   beauty   of   appearance  which will insure its' general use for a  long time.   It has been urged in some  quarters that the continued large productions of silver in a year when the  price averaged below 60 cents is good  evidence that the general  cost of production is lower than ever.    This does  not necessarily follow,  however, since  so large a part of the output is made as  a bye-product in  connection with lead,  copper and other metals    That production  would still   go   on, even if there  should be a further fail in price, as long  as the combined value of silver and the  other metals was sufficient   to pay a  profit on exploitation of the mines.  WHAT    THEY    WANT,  Fishing  Tackle  Experts say that it is an  Al assortment. We  have the very latest improvements in  Phantom and Devon Minnows,  New Angler's Spinners,  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     981,328.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt.  Otter, Eclipse and other Spoon Baits,  Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clodston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Deliver branch  E.  PITT, Manager  :��wma,MWM,rqBg>��B'm -"mi m* ij*'^arvxa'*aaistB*iit'va va <i^,'iB^j''txi sjaaa vLtjMpa^ry^.'.u'iTi.u^-i  I  Rods from 40c to $10.00  We do what we advertise to do.  nd  Reels, Lines, Flies in\  endless variety, and, in ���  fact, everything that a j  fisherman  could desire, |  all of the best  Nelson's  -ifa  Drug & tJook Store  New Denver,  Snneliiy hours: -' to f> p. in.  B.  A    VACILLATING    POLICY.  It does seem tbat the Semlin Government has the unhappy  faculty of  ' 'getting its foot into it," to use a common parlance, at uncomfortably close  intervals.    The passage of the eight-  hour bill  was as unwise as it was  uncalled for.   Had it been asked for  by either   the mine owners or the  miners themselves, and had sufficiently strong representation been made  to the law-making body that such a  law   was   needed,   then no trouble  would now be experienced in carrying out the law.    But the fact that  the working miners are as divided in  their opinions on the workings of the  new law as the mine owners are, in  tact, more so, is proof that they are  not in a position  to demand that the  law shall be enforced, and, therefore,  instead of the law strengthening the  cause of labor it weakens it.  A despatch from Victoria states that  Premier Semlin, in discussing the  Government's action in deciding to  suspend the operation of the law, said  the Government proposed to proceed  slowly, and to do nothing which  would cause friction between the  mine-owners and the miners. The  Government would institute no pro  ceedings for the present, or in any  way seek to disturb the existing rela.  tions between the employer and employees. But should the miners in  any district ask for its enforcement  their request will be granted. In  such a case, one month's notice has  been assured the mine-owners before  the act comes into force.  This action on the part of the Government, however well intended, can  not have the effect that is desired of  it.   The eight-hour amendment has  laid the foundation for lasting dissension between the   mine-owners and |  mine-workers   and  the   vacillating!  spirit of the Government only adds i  to the trouble.   If the miners were j  desirous of doing so they   could de- j  mand the enforcement of the law and !  the trouble that has threatened the '[  Slocan in the past few weeks would I  be revived again.    If the law is not!  enforced,   and the mines   are kept:  running, it will be owing to the good ;  sense of the working miners, and no ;  credit can  be appropriated  by  the I  Semlin Government, nor yet by the !  mine-owners.  The Nelson Tribune presents the;  case in its usual forceful style when i  it says: "If the eight-hour law was!  passed without being duly considered j  by the Government, then the Govern-1 ought soon to enter the dividend-paying  mpnt is   blameahlp     Tf it was rawH .' sta��e' but the*v are 110t at Present much  ment is  DiameaD-e.    it it was passed , known on the London market."  to satisfy the labor element, then, in:  all ifoirnp-w if should ha ve bppn P-ivpn '    The Kamloops Sentinel  is authority  ail tan ness, it should have been given  for the  followhlff:   Several men  who  a  trial.    Workingmen   labor   under  have been emnloved in and around the  the belief that thev are discriminated ! C.P.R. shops left "the company's employ  .    . ,     ,     . ,   ".       ^,   t    , ; on the 1st. the reason given being the  against by legislation; that whenever i low rate of pay.   It is|S��id the men here  a law is passed,   which   they believe j are in  recept of lower pay than men  Messrs. Allen and Semple,vvho passed  through Vancouver recently on their way  from Dawson to Ottawa, have laid before the Dominion Government the following as requests from the Klondike  miners whom they are alleged to represent :  1. Abolition of royalty on the gross  output and reduction of the royalty on  the net to 2 or 5 per cent.  2 Abolition of crown reservation of  alternate claims.  3. That fractions of claims shalhnot  be held by Government officials, but  shall be open for re-location or held by  the crown.  4. No official of the Government shall  be allowed to stake, buy or hold claims.  5. No miner shall be deprived of his  rights because he has located a claim  which has proved worthless, but shall  be permitted to locate a new claim.  6. No miner shall be required to record a claim while yet acting- as a prospector.  7. Each claim shall be located as with  four corner posts, marked with location  notice so that any person may know  that it is recorded.  S. A set of regulations not subject to  a different interpretation every month.  9. A court of appeal from the Gold  Commissioner's decision without carrying the case to Ottawa.  10. Improvement of mail service  11. Removal of every official except  E. C. Senkler and appointment of honest efficient men at appropriate salaries  ' which will make them independent of  bribes, dabbling in claims, etc.  12. Expenditure of local revenue in  improvement of the sanitary, condition  of Dawson, of the trails, etc "  Messrs. Allan andSemple will remain  in Ottawa for an indefinite period until  the grievances of 'the Yukon administration have been fully presented.  "M. A. P." in its financial article this  week has the following regarding British Columbia mines: '"'British Columbia  is the coining- market, and of course the  best thing there is the British America  Corporation. The shares are under  par, but remembering the large holding  that the Corporation has in the Le Roi  and that this mine has now been fully  made over, I think that these shares  ought to stand at least 10s. higher.  There are, of course, many other mines,  .such as the silver-lead properties in the  Slocan district, among which 1 may  mention the Payne Mines, the various  companies associated with London e&  British Columbia Goldfields, the Athabasca, and   the   Ymir.    The  two  last  to be in their interest, it is invariably  fought by the capitalistic element,  and too often rendered inoperative  because the government that passed  it is not in sympathy with its purpose.  On the other hand,  no ma iter what  similarlv employed at  on the Pacific division.  any other point  Elaborate wardrobes is one of the  main features with the Metropolitan  Opera Co.  Something to be considered���the  Metropolitan Opera Co.���80 people.  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers in:  ���f  Those who are patriotic will celebrate in  SILVERTON.  and  Choice Wines  Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  J.  Silverton.  M. M. BENEDUM,  TO VISIT Oli Ii. STORE  AXD INSPECT TH E NEW  LINE OF ROCK ENS AND  EASY CHAIRS. THIS IS  THE SEASON   FOR THE  REGULAR  HOUSE.:   CLEANING ARE YOU  PUTTING IN ANY OF  THE LATEST COMFORT  MAK1NGC O N T R IV-  ANCESTHAT WE HAVE  IN STOCK?  WALKER & BAKER,.  New    I''uvuitur��! I>��*iil��.*rs and Kuimirui't*  Wenver's     Undertakers and Kmlmlmevs.  X. 13.���We have the? only |n*ac-lU-.-iI Und.-rtaker  and Embalmer tioiiii^ business in v\h\ Slot-an.  FofTcROI IERS. BEADS.-St An*  <T" th.inv's Medals, Little Chaplet ol-St. Anthony and Cancelled Postage Stamps, write to  Agency Bethlehem Apostolic School. IS.". Shaw.  St., Montreal, Que.  The following- prizes will be competed for:'  Baseball Match���(Championship of the <�� I OH  Koolenavs)     .^ ' UU  $100  $125  $150  $150  Keel Race���Hub and Hub    .  Horse Race���Open to all comers.  Drilling-,.   Contest���Double-hand,  to the world   Caledonian Sports���The usual events  afi-ffrcgating   Lacrosse Match ..   open  $IOO  Single Fare on Railroads and Steamship lines.  Silverton invites you all.  c. s.  RASHDALL.  -Votary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE. 7  iVJ��W DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.   -INVITED .  Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  T.D. WOODCOCK & Co.,  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Husample accommodations for a large nnmljer of |ieople.     The rooms nrc large  and airy, and the Dining Room i.s provided with everyMiing  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle3', Prop  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  \v  S. Dkewky  Kaslo, B.C  H.T. Twin  New Denver. B.C.  DREWRY& TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  -tSTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  H. MILLWARD,  mm���   F.  G-. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  ]1J0WARD WEST,  Assoc. R .S M. Lonrlon. Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported on  for  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  Laboratory. Bellevue ave. New Denver. BC.  ainter  and  Writer  NEW DENVER.  RIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C. Sixth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 20 1899.  TH3G   AMBITIOUS   LITTLE   BOX.  Some fellers like to play baseball,  ; An' some likes football, too,  , An'some thinks marbles better yet  (An' plays for keeps���they do.)  But where's they's any fun in them  Is more'n I kin see,  Fer Buff-lo Bill an' cowboys  Is good 'nough fer me!  I'd ruther roam the prairies wide,  An' hunt the Injuns Wild,  Than have to monkey 'round in school  Jes' litte some little'ehild,  I don't see how my folks expect  To make much out o' me  Unless I'm round where Buff'lo Bill  An' all his cowboys be !  If I could get a nice fast horse,  A gun an'pistol, too,  You bet I wouldn't stay round here  With sich prospects in view !  I'd start right fer the wooly west,  An' mighty soon I'd be  With Buff'lo Bill an' cowboys���  They're good 'nough fer me!  I'm jes' about discouraged  When I think of what ft name  I'd carve in letters big an' bold,  'Sides winning pileso' fame,  I'd call myself the "Infant Scout,"  An' soon my ma would see  That Buff'lo Bill an'cowboys  \Vuz jes' the men fer ine I  I'd wear my hair way down my buck,  An' sport a buckskin coat  With fringes running down the seams,  An' open at the throat:  Id wear a big sombrero,  An' liools with spurs���O gee !  if I could only live out west  Where, all the cowboys be!  Mv maimna says I'm orful had  fCaus". I don't like my school,  An'sez if I keep on I'll be  Jes'nothin'buf a fool;  Slut sez she can't jes' understaii'  What hey. got into me ;  Aii' what there is 'bout. Buil'lo Bill  That's good���she fails ter see,  Bui then, my ma, she ain't; a hoy,  So how is she to know.  Fer if she was I but she'd guess  The reason 1 think so;  She never read of Jesse James,  Er Injuns shot nut west.  Er else she'd see why Buil'lo Bill  An' cowboys is the best;!  I guess they's time enough fer ino  Tu go to school Ijime-liy.  Jes' now I want to win a name���  I low can I 'less I try V  If vou like school, why, that i.s jes'  The place vou'd orter lie;  But. Buff'lo Bill an' cowboys  Is good 'nough fer ine '.'  THK    IIASSICK    MINE.  The announcement recently that a  corporation known as the Bassick Gold  Mine Company hasbeen formed for the  purpose of working the famous Bassick  mines at Eosita, Cal., will be of interest  to many Minneapolitans who will remember that one of the former owners of  this property was Dennis Eyan, of St.  Paul. The property has been idle since  188(1, when it was made the subject of  litigation which has been but recently  Bettled.  the finding and first d'e-  this mine reads like a  the pen of Bret Harte.  The story of  velopment of  romance  from  According to a writer in the Financial  'Review, Edmund Bassick;its discoverer,  drifted into Custer county, California,  about 1875 or 1876. Originally from the  state of Maine, he had wandered all over  the earth, fie is said to have made and  lost a fortune in Australia; he had  whacked bulls across the plains; he had  been a butcher, a saloonkeeper, a sailor  and an all-around prospector and adventurer.  "Whatever truth there may be in these  accounts, this much is certain : When  Bassick struck Eosita, with his wife and  little yellow-haired girl, he was about as  unpromising a type as ever v,ore a  jumper or pounded a burro ac.oss a  mountain. He had neither friends,  money nor hope. Before the little  shanty, still pointed out, where his wife  did the washing for the camp and the  little yellow-haired girl fried the bacon  a:ul potted the succulent bean, the futuie  multi-millionaire spent hisdays smoking  his pipe and drowsing in the sun. In  this same shanty she who perspired over  the wash tub and the little one who saw-  life through the mingled odor of grease  and steaming clothes, wore later silks  and laces. When fortune came the  natural instinct for personal adornment  asserted itself, and there, amid the  dingy, sordid surroundings of sooty windows, warped board floors, uncertain and  illmated furnishings, mother and daughter wore silks and laces���ate, slept, cooked and washed in them.  As for Bassick, the sense of to him  unlimited wealth took the form of sardines���unlimited, oil-soaked, tin-boxed  sardines. The day a $12,000 check came  down from Blackhawk for a mete handful of ore sent up for treatment Bassick  was found before Johnson's supply store,  seated on the plank walk,, his jaws  dripping with oil, a dozen empty sardine  boxe3 strewn about him and a dozen  others waiting the deft thrust of the  horn-handled knife.  ''Yes," he said, "I like these things,  and now, that J am rich, I propose to  have all the sardines I want, b'gosh."  Later the Bassicks learned the luxury,  of wealth; they returned to the east, to  be dined, wined, feted, lionized and  terrorized by tne monster called society.  Still later the yellow-haired girl, who  knew only the rough but kindly courtesies of the mining camp, felt the glamor  of princely favors���but that is another  story, as Kipling says.  Not all his days of poverty wero spent  in drowsy idleness. While his wife  washed Bassick cut wood on the mountains, lie prospected some, and over on  Tyndall mountains there are still the  outlines of a tunnel which he began.  But the work here was intermittent, depending- somewnat on the courtesy of  Johnson, the local grocery man.  "Mr. Johnson," said Bassick, one day,  ���'I'm runnin' that tunnel yet. I guess���"  "Oh, ye are, are ye ? And ye'll need  more grub," drawled Johnson. "Suppose, ye just quit runnin' the tunnel and  just take a turn runnin' yourself out of  camp."  "And 1 o-uess," continued Bassick,  quietly, "I'll have to have some more  grub. I'll strike it someday. I only  want a little flour and bacon."  "Well," said Johnson, "when you do  strike it I'll he glad to see you. I'm not  givin' grub away."  "Oh, you're not, are ye ?" said Bassick, sorely hit, "and you'll be glad to  see me when I strike it, will you?   Look  supply store, where goods were given  away at half their cost to the entire district. Greater things afterward shaped  themselves under the hand made strong  by fortune, but a sweeter morsel he  never tasted than the sweet savor of that  day when Johnson hit the road.  But to the story of the mine. The  trail over to Tyndall mountain, where the  little tunnel was cutting its hopeless way,  skirted a small cone-shaped hill, and this  trail Bassick followed daily to and from  his work. All down the sides of the hill  were little boulders, strangely coated, of  not the least interest to the average  prospector, but some way they interested  Bassick, and in a haphazard way he  began probing the hill near the top. It  was a blind purpose and he found nothing but an aggregation of these strangely  coated pebbles.  One day Bassick took down a Back of  the pebbles to the local asssayer, who  laughed at him, but agreed to test the  stuff for a cord of wood, for the poor  fellow had no money. He cut the wood,  but it was the last he ever cut, for the  strange coating on the pebbles proved to  be a form of tellurium, running from 45  to 65 per cent- pure gold.  For a few, days the cone-shaped hill  was the center of the world. A single  car load sent out returned $30,000. A  shaft which was sent down showed the  ore body to be apparently limitless, and  fabulous prices were offered for the find.  But large experience and, bad fortune  had unconsciously done their work for  the time-worn prospector, and he kept  his head. This was beyond his wildest  dreams, and his credit was unlimited.  Under his direction systematic development was begun. A tunnel was driven  "320 feet-to meet the shaft, at a depth of  160 feet, and at the point of junction all  necessary machinery was placed, and in  a few months, where Bassick struck his  pick, the little" town' of Quireda sprang-  into existence. The cactus and prairie  dog were displaced and "Old Bassick,"  "Ned Bassick,-' "Hard-up Bassick," he  of the jeans and jumpers, became Edmund 0. Bassick, Esq.  This was in June, 1877. Before the  expiration of the second year, the output  of the Bassick mine exceeded $350,000,  an average value of $250 a ton. Pockets  were opened giving $50,000 a ton. So  valuable was the ore that for a time, to  prevent stealing, the miners were stripped naked on entering the mine and  furnished with another suit. This they  wore during the shift, and exchanged it  for their own on leaving. Dinner baskets  we're-prohibited,- and an armed guard  stood at,: the head of every drift, but,  notwithstanding these precautions, it is  generally believed that more than $100,-  000 was stolen, and this seems not  improbable when we consider that  quantities of tellurium ore were met with  at $40 a pound.  Excitement and interest grew with  every day's developments, and before  the end of 1S78 Edmund C. Bassick received $500,000 for an eight tenths interest, the largest sum ever paid for a mine  up to that time in the state. The main  shaft reached a depth of 1,400 feet, with  drifts radiating from this in every direction, showing the ore to exist in the form  of a great chimney. It will cost a pile of  money to get the mine into working  shape, but millions are believed to await  the people who are willing to put up the  money, pump out the shaft, put in new  machinery .arid inject new life into the  old-time bonanza.���Minneapolis Journal.  OONSIDKIJ    THE    LILIES.  ore  g-alena  carries a good  going- from  the  concentrating-  body of high grade  150 ounces to 200 ounces in silver "to the  ton.   They have over a car load of this  ore ready to ship now, which has been  taken out in the course of development.  A crosscut ie also being driven on the  Black Prince, another of the same  group, to strike the same lead which  runs through that claim.  On the Chapleau development work  has been going- on all winter, and they  are prepared to ship also as soon as the  snow goes. This ore goes very high in  gold and silver.  The work on the Evening Star, on  Springer creek, is being pushed This  property is under bond to Hugh Sutherland, and is being extensively developed.  _    -   THK    STANDARD    ANNUAL  M99M4M9WQ��&8*<&9>���>9&&��9m99999Q>8��*9Q��0G��&&9  I). E. Young, Of the Standard Publishing Co., Eoseland, was in town last week  in the interests of the publication. He  announces that a special number of the  Standard will be issued in July, to contain upwards of 100 hijih-clasg, illustrations of the various cities, towns and  camps'throughout the Kootenays, with  descriptive particulars and statistics that  will make the publication the "Standard" in more than name. That New-  Denver will receive the attention to  which this camp is entitled is assured.  The Standard is not issued in the interests of any particular section, but takes  in the Kootenays as a whole, and for this  reason will be more far-reaching in its  scope. The genera! support the project  is receiving ought to encourage the publishers in their,good work.  Wheat Germs, Swiss Food, Buckwheat Flour, Hyg-ieuic Flour and many  other high class foods always in stock  at Bourne Bros.  Bourne Bros, have a nice line of  Field, Garden, Flower Seeds and Onion  Sets. Anything not in stock can be  procured upon short notice.  J. E. Angrignon  The ^Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  csJi o  HARRI:  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  Wood  Hay  and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  Livery and  Bait Stabiles.  Consider now the lilies white.  Fair messengers that brim;.  All clothed in spotless raiment bright,  ���'Glad tidings" of a King-.  They rang, they chimed in .hula's d Jl  Pur Mary, maiden mild,  What time the angel Gabriel  Proclaimed the coming "Child.''  And .still when springtime weaves her spells  Of bursting- bud a��d thorn.  Faith hears again those lily bells :���  "A Son there shall lie born."  But. in the echo of the bells  To-day we catch a breath  That higher, holier birth foretells,  A new birth ..fter death.  Then ring ye out, ye lily flowers,  Chime every snowy bell.  For He who vanquished earthly powers  Hath conquered even hell.  King out. ring out in joyous tone.  Oh, death, where is thy sting V '  Thanks be to God, to God alone,  '���He's risen !" rejoice and sing  ���Fan fan.  GLANCE   OVJSR    THK    SLOCAN.  J. K. CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  Reports made on Mining- Properties  in any section of Kootenay.  SANDON,  B.  C.  D  The Vancouver News-Advertiser apparently spends more time on its mining  department, in g-athering the best news  obtainahle, than all the other coast  pape'-s combined. Recently it produced  a very creditable "bird's eye-view," as it  were, of the various camps. Of the Slocan it said:  To the southwest of the  Trout Lake  district is the famous  Slocan, the region  of precipitous   mountains   dotted  with  mining   tunnels.     Here- there are   the  Payne   mine,   paying    its   $25,000   pet-  month in dividends; the Last Chance  sending   out   140-ton   shipments   each  week; the Slocan Star, which has just  re-started shipping���at sent out six car  loads last week; the Miller Creek which  lies directly opposite   the   Payne and  Last Chance,   and   adjoins   the Wonderful, which  latter enjoys  the unique  reputation   of  being   the   only   galena  placer mine in the world, $5<S,000 worth  of galena ore   having been   taken  from  the   property    with    a   ground   sluice.  Mention  may also  be made of the Enterprise    mine   on    Ten    Mile    creek,  which has, it  is said,  just  been bonded  by the London  and .British Columbia  Gold Fields, which   floated   the   Ymir  and  Whitewater   mines   as   subsidiary  companies.    Then there is the property  of   the   Northwest    Mining   Syndicate,  owner of,the Bosun mine,   the directors  of which have just declared a dividend  of 4s. per share.   The Noble Five, too,  should not be forgotten.   According to  the engineer's calculations the 1,600-foot  tunnel being driven on the Noble Five is  within 50 feet of the ledge.   A long tunnel is to De run  on   the  Antoine to tap  the lead at great depth.    The work will  be started at once.  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  CERTIFICATE OF .IMPROVEMENTS  Monday, Momlay  Fractional,   Sunshine,  Kasa Fractional, Yakima, Oregon  and Mine Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Slocuii. Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: At  the head of Howson Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Drewry, acting as agent for the Sunshine Mining Companv, Limited. Free Miner's certificate  No. 12071 A. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the Issuance of such  certificates of improvements.  Dated this aist day of October. 1898.  ���      W. S. DREWRY.  Havana   Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about one  and one-half miles from'Three Forks, B. C.  -TAKE NOTICE that I, E. M. Sandilands. F. M.  1 C. No. 11132A, agent for Henrietta Gintzbur-  ger. F.M.C.No. 32915 intend,(JO days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  -lection 37, must be commenced before tho  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Ith day of March, 1890.     .  Dsiisy,  K��stern,  Clarence*  Hampton,   Victory and     w  Mineral Claim*.  There are  many ways  ��  Of lifting the load of  trouble from the  shoulders of the  weary, wayworn  traveller as he passes on his way. To  know just what to do and .when to do.it  has puzzled the minds of some of the  greatest hotel men of the age. ^ We do  not claim any great superiority over  others, but we have learned by close  attention to the requirements of our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the comforts and popularity of our  house. Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when the clouds of adversity  darkened the trails'..of every camp in  Kootenay, and they-are  with us still now Avhen  the suns of prosperity  shine forth in splendor  making mellow the heart  of man.  St. James  Hotel BB *  New Denver  JACOBSON & CO.  Canadian  AND SCO LINE.  9��99��99^9999999e��&&9^^9&^m99����������0����99��99��99  here, Johnson, I've had bad luck, but  have had credit with you and others, and  I've always made a stagger to pay, but  by the eternal," and his dark eyes flashed, "if I ever do strike it, I'll drive ye  out of camp.'"  And he kept his word. In the fullness  of time, ruined and a bankruot, Johnson  walked out of the camp without a dollar,  driven to the wall by the man he had  insulted. For the first uee Bassick made  of his wealth was to open  a  mammoth  SIOCAN   CITY    DIVISION.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  . Kootenay District. Where located: West  of Howson Creek, near the Alamo.  ���"PAKE NOTICE that. I, \V. S. Drewrv, us agent  1 for The Scottish Colonial Gold Fields. Ltd.,  P. M. Cert. No. 33825a, and George \V. Hughes,  F. M. Cert. No. 6.1975. intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apply tn the Mining Recorder  for certificates of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining- Crown grants of each of the above  claim-;.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 2Mb day of January, 189!i.  J26 ' W. S. PREWRY.  ljvt 23SG���Gladstone Mineral Claim.  The Bank of England, one of thu  Two Friends group, Spring-er creek,  has been working- during- the past  winter, under bond by-a local company.  They have six men at work drifting- on  the iead, and are in 148 feet and down  142 feet from the surface. The work is  all in ore and they will commence shipping- as soon as the trail is in condition.  This lead is the saineas the Two Friends  and is about six feet wide aud besides  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of \\ est  Kootenay District. Where located: About  live miles east of McGuigan Station of the  Kaslo and Sloean Railway, adjoining the  Cariboc .Mineral claim of the Rambler and  Cariboo Con.  Gold and Silver Mining- Com-  T  pany.  UCE NOTICE that I,.  , Robert E. Palmer, as  agent for Edward Mcthon, F. M. 0. No  94537, and A. W. Siegle. F. M. C. No.4052a, intend  sixty days from the dute hereof to applv to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate or ���-improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that: .action' under section 37 must becommetic^jj before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2t>th day of January, lfcftii.  HOTEL  CTO  JOHN v: PERKS, Prop.  HOT AIR  HEATED BY'  and Electric  Hells iinel Light in every room.  Large and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Reasonable Rates.  REVELSTOKE  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  Fur those who want the  EAST S-st-WEST  To any point in United States or Canada  Tourist Car.s pass Revelstoke daily for St. Pa ul  Thursdays   for    Montreal   and   Boston:  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  First-class Sleeper on all Main Line Trains.  Tickets issued and Baggage checked  to destination.   No Customs Difficulties.  CONNECTIONS .  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:45k Daily: lv���Denver C. Siding���ar: Dailv 15 50k  8:35k ex.Sunillv N. Denver Ldg: arex. Sun.lf):00k  NELSON, TRAIL, HOSSLANP, KTC.  9:50k ex. Sun: lv N. Denver Ldg: arex .Sun 14.00k  Ascertain rates and  full  information   bv addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F.  Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt.,-Vancouver.  How to get there i.s via C. P. Ry & Soo Line..  Il  SYSTEM.  Of  �� lutings and  Trouserings always on hand.  notIceT  r5 THE UNDERSlGXEi hereby give notice  that the partnership heretofore exisihig between us, under the style, or firm of Stege & Avi-  son.iis hotel keeper.* at the Newmarket hotel, at  New Denver, B C, has this day been dissolved  by mutual consent.  All accounts due to the late firm of Stege &  Avisoniiiust.be paid forthwith to Heni-y Stege,  and all accounts due by the said late linn will  be paid by Henry Stege. l-  HENRY STEGE,  THOMAS AVISON.  Witness: Chahles S/Rashpall,  o Notary Public.  Dated, January 24, 1899.  f ^ -f^Wf f ff <f $ $ ff f f f <f $ ff ff$@ff^f M$f  WHOLESALE GROCER  Agents for  B. C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills.'  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD -CO!.  RED .MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the .Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Ponts  Pacific Coast Points  Puget Sound Points  Eastern Canada, and the  United States.  Connects ut Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY.  O. R. R, & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. m���  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting line Ticket agents  C. G. DIXON, G-. P. & T. A.  Spokane, Wash  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  -'������'.& TRADIHOCO.,  LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20, 18!)$.  Subject to change without notice..  SS.  South Bound  Read down.  ������   ar  CBoat Iv  INTERNATIONAL.  North BouikA  Read up.  SANDON  Train lvs Dally, 1.00 pm   Train ar daily 10.50 �� ut  kaslo  3.45 pm   Train lv   ''       8.00 am.  3.30 am    ���Kaslo���    Boat ar S..10 pm-'  z.      "���     1.30 am    Ainsworth '���      7.30pm ='  ��"      "     5.00 am    Pilot Bay ".    0.45 pm =  o       "     5-30 am      Balfour "     o.io pmn  ��Boat ar (1.4(1 am. Five Mile Pt       ������     5.28 pm^  7.15 am      Nelson " lv 4.45 pm -'  O*1  ...v^  .-^etf  ��� Vt,��'Hil��*rt to ami .shipment..  11 tinV ���'��� ,lu* ,,,,*��vinc*'   s Train ar 10.05 am Northport Train  = *' 1120 am Rossland '"  ���<       u        3 10 pin    Spokane "  I v 1.55 prnij-  12.05 pm -  s.SOamis  The Liberal use of printer's ink has  made fortunes for many a man  who would have made a miserable  failure of life without it  SS. ALBERTA.  Read down. Read u ...  Sandon  Daily train lv l.on pm        Daily train ar in.5') an  Kaslo  ar 3.45 pm ���'        Iv  S.ooant-  #    Boat lv 5.00 pm Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pin.  ���rx-t     "   0.20pm Ainsworth Boat ar J1.40 pm_  7.00 pm   Pilot Bay  ���' .10.00pm Kuskonook      "  ������ 12.00pm Goat River      "  _ ������   1.00 am  Boundarv       ;;  5= ������ ar 8.00 am.Bonner's F'rv ��� Iv  >KTrain Iv 11.40 nm " Train ar  "       ������'     ar 2.45 pm Spokane      "     lv  *i  11 00 pm -  f.oOpm-t  o.OO pm^-  5.00 pm s^_  2.00 pnrvH  1.15 pm =  7.50 am72.  g. Of the successful business men of the  world owe their success to .���.������..-..���..���..���.  _ printer's ink���and  knowing how  ^ to use it.    If the .business failures  of the  world were  investigated  g. and their causes recorded it would  be found that where one failure  occurred  owing fo other causes,  5 there  would  be Mi)   attributable,  directly or indirectly, to a lax.%.v.  g use of printers ink. ************  Know how to  - Order your Printing  h Know how to advertise  \ These are the essential points.    If vou  SPECIAL KOOTENAY LA ICE SERVICE',.  Commencing June 20,1808.  On Monday, Thurs'dav and Friday ss Alberta*  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bav,  and Nelson. Lefc.vii]f*- Nelson at 8 a. m., Tuesday. Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bav,  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Geri'IMpr  P. O. Box 122. Kaslo. B.C.  KASLO& SLOGAN RY  TIME CARD  Taking effect 1.00 o'clock a. rat.  Jan. 3, 1899, Pacific or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Leave 8 oo  ������   8 H-2  ������ !) 30  " !�� 45  '��� <) 55  " 10 12  ���' 10 33  ���' 10 25  A IT. 10 40  A.M.  K.-eSl0  So: ih Fork  Sproule's  Wmtewater  Bear Lake  McGuipan  Bailey's  Codv Junction  Arrive. 3 55 P.MT  3 20 "  2 25 "  2 10 ���*���  "        2 00  "       1 45 "  1 34 ���*  1 23 ���'  Leave 1 l.'  Leave, 11.no s  11.10  Arrive, 11.25  11.50 a.ii.-  11.5-1 a.m  11.35 a.m  "      Sancton  CODY   LINE,  t.m ��� Sandon ���  Arrive,  " Cwdv Junction Leave.  ���'    -'Codv   -  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mn (,'r.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Stiiierintender.*  For ciieap  railroad and steamship tickets   tc  and from all  points, apply t.e  S.  CAMPBELL,      " Asrent, .Sandon.  KNOW  ���if vou  HOW success will follow  DO.        All   men  admit  that good advertising and artistic  printing on letter heads, bill.*..*..*..*,  heads, envelopes, business cards,  etc., will draw trade. If vou are  in business you want to increase  trade and profits. The logical  way of doing it is apparent.*****  The columns of The Ledge are at  your service; our job plant turns  out high class, artistic printing.  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price  List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each  Si.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 oo  Gold and Silver  2 OO  Silver and Lead  2 00  Copi eer (by Electrolysis;  2 00  Gold. Silver, Copper and Lead  4 OO  Gold and Copjier  2 .w  Silver and Copper  2 ,">o  Gold. Silver and Cop'ier  s OO  Platinum  5 0(��-  Mercury  2  Iron or Manganese  2 0��  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each  2 OO  Bismuth,Tin, Cobalt. Nickel, Antimonv,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each .*.. 4 OO'  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Cokinc  Coal)   Termm   Cash With Sample.  Jime20th. I8S5.  FRA2TK DICK,  A��9ajc**,r ami Annlyot THE LEDG-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 20, 1899.  Sixth Yei  A    SKiN"    OF    SPRING.  Tin- woggly bird sat on"the wango tree, ���  Xcxjping therinlyim <-orn, .  Aud griper and graper, alas, grew he  And eursed the dav he was born..  His clute -was clurn and his voice rras rum  As wfearilv thus sang he,  Oh, would I'd been jammed and eternally rammed  Ere I perched on this wango tree.  Sow the wango tree had a bubbly thorn,  As sharp as a nootie's bill.  And it nuek in the wosrgly bird's umrum lorn  And svriftlv the smart did thrill.  He mumbled  and  cursed, but that wasn't the  worst.  For he couldn't at ail get free ;  And be cried I am gugged and  i?erblui;ge(lly  chugged  ()n this eiuggerdom wango tree.  And there he sits still, with no worm in hisbill.  And no guggli'dom in his nest;  He is weary and sore and his tugmut is hoar,  And his troubles give him no rest.  He is roupy and worn and regrets he wa* born,  As tearfullv thus sings lie ,  O, would I'd been hlammed and properly damned  Eie I perched on this waniro tre^.  -a.J. P.  Y5IIR   MINES.  The 1'mir Miner says: Development  -work is to be commenced immediately  at the Jubilee mine, which will be added to the list of shippers this summer.  Rotherham and Kirkpatrick, of Ymir,  have secured the contract for packing-  up about eight tons of, supplies from  Salmo to the^ Yellowstone.  The Standard, situated about one  and one-half miles east of Hall Siding,  on Salmon river, adjoining Nancy Jane,  has been located by C. Hanna.  The last shipment of Dundee concentrates to Northport of 20 tons were  valued at the port of Waneta at S840���  30 ounces of gold and 100 ounces of  silver.  J. Stirling has gone out witli a good  outfit to develop his claim, adjoining  the Porcupine (owned by the Sarah Lee  Gold Mining Company) on Porcupine  creek.  Work is to be started immediately on  the Alamo, adjoining the Ymir mine,  which belongs to John Philbert and  Oliver Blair. Already three assessments have been done on this claim.,  Ross Thompson, of Rossland, has purchased from B. E. Gillespie an undivided one-quarter interest in the  Equador and Rio Grande, situated on  the south fork of'Wild Horse creek, for  $108.50.  The Sunset claim, adjoining the Bullion and' Last Chance, owned by Jens  Oleson and Tacoma parties, has just  been surveyed. The snow about Round  mountain is melting fast and work will  be resumed on these properties at an  early date.  On the Blye mineral claim, which is  up Wild Horse creek, joining the Ymir  mine on the south and the Randall on  the west, about $8,000 worth of development work has been done in shafts and  tunnels,' and an application for a crown  grant is being ma'de. The ledge is nine  feet wide and assays from S10 to ��22.10  in g-old- It is a concentrating proposition and.would be from 10 to 25 into 1.  In the Mammoth Crystal group the  tunnel is in 33 feet and a crosscut across  the bottom of the ledge, which is 10 fret  wide at the bottom and showing up  fine. Prank Davey, M E., considers it  as fine a showing as there is in the  camp, with the makings of a mine, as  there is a true fissure vein between two  perfect slate walls. The owners are  Dr. Keller, A. Williams and L. G. Mc-  Phillips, of Vancover, andF. S. Algiers,  who is at present developing the Vermont mineral claim, on Rover creek.  The El Dorado, Commencitie and  Chihuahua, situated on the south fork  of Porcupine creek, comprise the El  Dorado group. There are three open  cuts, a shaft S feet down and a tunnel  in 12 feet. Work is still being carried  on in the tunnel, in which there is four  feet of quartz, galena and zinc, with  a ��-ood foot wall,"but the hanging wall  has not been met with as yet In the  shaft there is a ledge of 16 inches of  solid ore, carrying galena, pyrites of  copper, iron and lead. The owners are  John Breau and Frank Grantham  mountains and magnificent scenery are  aware that in the Province there are  immense deposits of shining g-old, but  thev are'at the .same time usually un-  der the impression that these valuable  fields are either away up in a vague  and frozen north or else down in the  Slocan and Kootenay districts. To  these and -also perhaps to many in this  citv it will come as a surprise to learn  that right in full view of the C P. R.  Railwav track nnd scarcely two miles  below the thriving; little town, of Yale,  there is an extremely valuable placer  deposit on the Fraser and that the  same is to be shortly worked by an  enterprising syndicate' of Indianapolis  gentlemen," which acquired the property  last autumn and which will seek to recover the gold by a novel-and highly  ingenious procoss.  Three members of the syndicate,  Messrs. Lvman W. Louis, R. D, Town-  send and H. Cohen, were, in Vancouver  last week, and from Mr. Townsend the  Province obtained much interesting information as to the syndicate's plans-for  the future Mr. Townsend is, it may be  said, the practical member of the companv, having had many years of experience in every form of srold mining in  California and in Arizona. Speaking of  the placer property he said: "We acquired this claim hist September, after  having ascertained by careful experiments that it was likely to justify all  the claims that had been made for it.  It is over a mile in length and the gold  is contained in a fine black sand, which  is of course not easily handled by the  primitive process of panning out. It  can be treated by the sluicing process  and we already 'have a flume ready to  work but we propose to deal with this  sand bv an entirely novel process,  which has but recently been invented  and which has been found to be very  successful in treating crushed free milling quartz."   HIS   WARNING   WORDS.  Big Three group, the Gertrude, Coxey,  and other meritorious properties. I was  told, too, while I was there, that Montreal capital had secured the control of  ! the War   Eagle,  another of the great  j mines of this country.    From this it will  ; be seen that Montreal capital is securing  ��� the cream  of  the mining  properties in  j this and adjoining   divisions.    The  in-'  I vestors   there  do   not   purchase   small  I blocks  of shares.    Thev  buy blocks of  | from 5,000 to fiO.OOO shares.    I  believe  i that Montreal  has put more  money in  the mines of this section  than Toronto.  The difference is this that in Toronto the  many purchase small blocks  of shares,  while  in  Montreal  the  few   buy  large  blocks."   Nelitoii    Miners'    Union    Organized.  One    Who    has    Been    North     Advises  Working-men Not to (Jo There.  APPOINTMENTS    AND  TIONS.  CANCELLA-  Acccording to the official Gazette His  Honor the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to make the following appointments :  Duncan A. McBeath, of Nelson, to be  mining recorder and collector for the  Nelson Mining Division; district registrar under the Births, Marriages and  Deaths Registration Act and collector  of votes and registrar under the Marriage Act, vice R. F. Tolune.  John C. McLennan, of Nelson, to be a  clerk in the office of the mining recorder  in the said city.  Evan F. Lloyd, of Silverton, to be a  notary public for British Columbia.  His' Honor the Lieutenant-Governor  has been-pleased to cancel all appointments hitherto in force as registrars and  deputy-registrars under the County  Courts Act, within the counties of Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver. Westminster, Cariboo and Yale, and to appoint  the undermentioned persons to '; be  registrars and deputy-registrars of -"lie  several county courts indicated :  Victoria���Harvey W A Combe, registrar; Arthur Keast, deputy-registrar.  Nanaimo���Herbert Stanton.registrar,  Nanaimo; William Mitchell, registrar,  Union; Thomas Fletcher, registrar. Albert) i  Vancouver���Albert   F.   Beck,  trtir; Joseph C. Duckerill, deputy  trar  New Westminster���John J.  brido-e. registrar. New Westminster;  George W. Chadsey, registrar. Chilliwack: Win. Dodd, registrar, Yale.  Cariboo���Fred. Semes, registrar. Clinton : James McKen, registrar. Barkerville: Joseph W. Burr, rea-istrar. Ashen i ft : Caspar F'iiair. S. M.. registrar,  Lillooet  Yale���George Christie, registrar,  Kamloops: Jas. C. Tunstall. registrar.  Vermin: Sidney K. Almond, registrar.  Grand Forks: William G. McMynn  registrar. Midway: Hugh Hunter, registrar. Granite creek; Jnhn Clapperton,  .IP., registrar, Nicola Lake.  These cancellations and appointments  took effect on April 17th.  "Should a workingman go up there ?  Sure, not," was the remark a World  reporter heard J. R. Sieber, a returner  from the north by the Cutch, make at  the Granville hotel.  "What are your reasons for that remark ?" queried the reporter.  "What are my reasons���" began Mr.  Sieber, and then there was a chorus of:  "Look out what you say to him. He is a  reporter," etc.  "If he is a reporter 1 am glad of it,"  said Mr. Sieber, "I am not afraid to tell  the truth to as many reporters as there  are men ont of work up there, and that  is a good many. Atlin does not need  any more workingmen. What about  when building is started ? you say. Well  when it is there will be two men for  every bummer. Bennet is just the same.  Men'are working there for their board,  and glad to get it. Some are on the  verge of starvation and it means more to  be hungry there than here. Now this is  no boost for the relief train. The boys  won't let them starve and one by one  thev are making back for the coast.  Bennet is still nothing but a bunch of  'tents. There is a chance that it may  boom into a Canadian frontier town but  at present it is no' place for a working-  man to strike for. The only work to be  had is woodcutting and you have to cut  two cords before you get paid for one.  Skagway'is no better.'" There are hundreds waiting for jobs hut there are not  hundreds of jobs waiting. A working-  man is a hundred per cent, better off  right here in Vancouver to-day than in  any of those northern towns."  FRO 31    TORONTO    TO    3IONTREAL.  C. F. Jackson, of the Reddin-Jackson  company, returned from a two months'  trip to the east on Wednesday, says the  Rossland Miner. While he was away he  visited Montreal, Toronto, New York,  Chicago, Kansas City, Cripple Creek  Victor and other points. The trip was  evidently a pleasant one for Mr. Jackson  returns in first-class form. In reply to  the question as to which he thought was  the best city in which to place a mining  property, he replied: "At the present  time it strikes me that Montreal is the  best place in Canada, in which to place a  meritorious proposition. The Montreal-  ers have lately gone into mining investments quite heavily. They are beginning  to realize that there are some splendid  opportunities here for making money in  mining, and are commencing to invest  their capital in a large sort of a way.  They will not touch anything that has the  appearance of a wildcat. They want the  best that there is and are willing to pay  good prices for that which they consider  good. Look at the properties that are  now controlled in Montreal, and it will  be seen that they are amongst the best  in the country. " Montreal controls the  Payne, the banner mine of the Slocan.  The Republic, the best mine on the  Colville reservation, is also controlled  there. Then they are the chief holders  in the Old Ironsides and Knob Hill, two  as good mines as there are in the Boundary Creek country. In this camp they  own   the Virginia,   Monte  Christo, the  WILSON  HOTEL  A number of the miners employed in  the mines adjacent to Nelson met last  week and organized a union. The following officers were chosen: Charles  McKay, president; Frank Phillips, vice  president; Ward Kilpatrick, secretary;  Thomas Mitchell, treasurer; Lewis Otto-  son, warden. An executive committee  will be chosen at the next meeting. This  action on the part of the miners was n6t,  they say, prompted by outside parties;'  but it is intended that the Nelson union  shall affiliate with the Western Federation of Miners. This move is in the  right direction, apart from any bearing  it may have on the eight-hour law. If  the business men of Nelson have found  that they can best protect their interests  by organizing a. board of trade, the.  miners can best protect theirs by organizing a union.���Tribune.  Bourne Bros, .have just received a  consignment of Spring Goods, Oil Cloth,  Sheetings, Tickings, White Canvas,  Blue Dentins. Outing Flannel,' Swiss  Muslin. Velveteen, felts, Straw Matting, Floor Rugs, Mats, Hosiery, Negligee Shirts, Dress Lining and many  other articles required by the citizens  of the Silvery Slocan towns  Theatre parties are coming from  Silverton, Rosebery and Slocan City to  witness La Mascotte, April 2-1.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:15  p.m.  Everybody welcome.  R.N.Powell.  o     ���  .  Rev. Cleland, of Sandon. will hold  services in the Presbyterian church  Sundav morning at 11 o'clock.  Ming Out ".  at a Sacrifice,  4gtf As I am leaving Sandon  I am selling  my  large  SLOGAN    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  1 stock of. WW ..... .  Watches,  Jewellery,  Clocks and  rware ,  at the very lowest possible prices. I wish to  clear out the whole line.  This is the opportunity  to secure bargains. . . .  Being the only Scientific Optician in the  Slocan you will see the  need of having your  eyes properly fitted with  glasses before my departure, which will be  very soon.  a, WwGRIMMETT,  Jewder ainicl Optadaira',  ?amdoini,  To the Ladies of  Sandon and  y  o       o o  GREETING:��� We have on hand  about 400 pairs, of Ladies' and Children's  shoes which we are to dispose of at a  sacrifice in order to make room in our  salesroom for new stock now on the road.  The stock includes a fine line of Tie,  Strap and Buckle Slippers in Tan and  Black Ladies' lace and button shoes���  latest stvles.  Quilted Satin and Felt Slippers.  Children's Spring & High-heel shoes  A special line of Boys School Shoes.  E. R. ATHERTON CO., Ltd,  POST OFFICE STORE.  SANDON.  Total shipped July 1  17,994-. tons. January  April 1.4th:  From Sandon.  Payne     Last Chance'.   .  Slocan Star. :..  Sapphire   Coin   Ajax    Sovereign   Reco   Ivauhoe    Treasure Vault   Trade Dollar    Liberty Hill   From Three Forks  Idaho Mines   Queen Bess  .  Wild Goosii   Monitor   From Whitewater.  Whitewater   Jackson   Bell   Wellington   From McGuigan.  Antoino   Rambler   Dardanelles   Great Western    From Xew Denver.  B'rsun   Marion    From Silverton.  Fidelity.-   Vancouver   'Wakefield   Emily Edith   Comstock   to Dec.  -   1st,  31, 1898,  1899,   to  Week.  .   250  .    100  .      03  10  20  2f)(i  100  li!  32  20  Total.  3,711  1,800  123  IS  12  -40  20  180  US'  112  18  (i��0  1,180  l.r>  260  731  430  80  .11  4.')  19.-5  80  48  360  20  AT  320  580  60  120  only, but, for all time and for  all people. You will find  the largest stock of Best  Flour and Breakfast Cereals  HOBEN'S  Specials in these lines offered  to patrons. Prices made a  matter of inducement to big-  buyers in these lines���to  the mines and hotels anywhere in the Slocan. .  Do not let this slip your  mind when you want a supply of Fresh. Sweet and  Juicy Ham and Bacon, or  Canned Goods of any kind,  that ihe best place to g-et it is  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  SANDON-  ROSSLAND  Total tons...  .920  11,170  Pal ma  Angrignon  ...NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Dray ing. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI.can City.  'GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  Mail orders.  New Denver, B- C.  NEW DENVER,    B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation tor the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -       -      '- '     Proprietor.  Jas. M.- Patterson  &   Co.  Dealers in  Stationery  and a complete line of  I have been appointed  agent for the Leth-  bridge Coal Co., and  will sell their products  at  reasonable   prices.  E. A. Cameron  SANDON.  Eves tested and glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater, B.C  A car load of fresh groceries, including- a great variety of canned goods just  received at Bourne Bros.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry agent or���  G. B. GARRETT,      '  C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.  WM. STITT, -Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against lire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  ,...   DENTIST  Crown, Plate and Bridge work.  Office, Broken Hill Blk.  Nelson.  Established lSf��r��.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  SLOCAN  regit-1  re^-is-  Gam-  Headquarters for  Commercial  .Mining- and  Men.  SANDON. B.C.  Minin:-' Stocks bought mid Sule'i.   General Agent  for Slocan Properties. Promising   Pri'Spects For Sale  The  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City Proprietor:  JOHN WILLIAMS  .OUSC, Nakusp-  PLACE It    GKOUXD    NEAR    VAI.K.  Most of those who as they arc hurry  tlirouirli British Columbia on an t*\  press train and <*aze out tlii-outrh tin  window-   of a  palace  A   D  AN  Van  Dealer in  IMPORTED  DOMESTIC CIGARS.'  TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &.O.  Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-,  erv and Fruit. !  I:-, a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  DR. MILLOY,  niii'  car  at   the liuy-el Newmarket I'.locl  iATHS IN CONNECTION.  New Denver  Rooms in Virginia Blk,   Sandon.  BROOCHES  PENDANTS  NECKLACES  BRACELETS  RINGS  Set -with Diamonds  Emeralds, Opals, Pearls,  Kubies and Olivines.  From  the  immense stock  of Watches in Solid  G-old, Gold Filled, or Silver Oases, in all sizes  from the smallest  in  Lady's to  those  suitable foi' the most severe work.  jEgf^Everything in clocks for either Office, Hall,  Mantle or Bedroom. There is nothing in British  Columbia as good in Jewelery and Silverware.  The Well-Known and Reliable Meridcn Britannia Hollow-ware and  1847 Rogers Bros. Knives, Forks and Spoons. Goods bought in  tbis store will be ENGRAVED FREE. Orders   by  mail  promptly  attended to. JACOB. DOVER, Nelson, B. C.

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