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Array Volume V.   No. 30.  NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 28, 1898.  Price, $2.00 Yeah,  SEE OURSELVES  Francis MacNab Tells What  She Saw Here and There.  SHE WAS VERY HARD TO PLEASE  In her book on "British Columbia For  Settler," Miss Fraser, as Francis Mac-  Nab, presents in a quaint way of her own  euch information about the Province as  she was able to glean from a personal  visit to its mining, agricultural and commercial centres.  The book is dedicated "to the Trail  Blazers' whom I met in my travels, and  to all who smoothed my paths in British  Columbia," and the original style  adopted by the author in her discussion  of the subjects in its several phases,  makes the book most interesting. It  may be said that Miss Fraser is an English woman, and looks upon things  simply as they are, not as they might  some day be. Her views of British Columbia, its people and its resources, will  give us a pretty good idea of what England thinks of us and our ways.  "It is part of the common British  ignorance of things colonial," says she  in the introduction, "to believe that any  man can succeed out there at anything  he tries. In point of fact, the rule  applies there as here, and men require  as special a training for colonial life as  they do for the army.  "Another feature of interest in British  ���Columbia is, that while she is part of  the Empire of Great Britain,her position  is similar to that of.the southern States  of America or California," inasmuch as  there is sudden enormous increase of  wealth in a country whose constitution  , is scarcely hatched���whose system of administration is half-fledged, and whose  laws have to be framed without the light  -of previous experience." ���  The first thing Miss Francis does after  ���unburdening her mind of these sage conclusions, is to wade into the mining industry as though it were a simple  ���example of subtraction. She seems to  forget (perhaps it never dawned upon  her) that mining at best is, and ever has  been, largely a game of.chance, for, after  telling what she discovered of the ups  and downs in miiies and mining, in the  way of fortune making, she lays down  this new principle for English speculators to follow: "It should be an emphatic rule that no mineral claim should  be bought as a mine upon its surface  showing, however good they may be.  Even if a hole has been dug of ten or  twelve feet deep and five feet in diameter, the claim is nothing but a surface  showing; and all it is worth is the oi-e or  quartz actually in sight. This rule  should hold good upon all purchases of  mining property: that the price given  should never exceed the value of the ore  in sight." All of which would indicate  that Francis MacNab knows the difference between a pit of potatoes and a  quartz lode.  Speaking of the  difficulties that are  met with  in  floating British Columbia  mines in London the author says :   "Another difficulty under which colonial undertakings labor is a management located  in London,  which   insists upon interfer-'  ing in  matters  which  it  does not even  remotely   understand.     There is an instance at the present time  of a London  company whose directors meet regularly  ���yet owing   to tlie  initial stage of  the  mine not   being  passed, and to the geographical   position   of the property,   no  work can   be   done  there  at the season  when  the river  freezes.    The directors  own amongst  them   a man who studies  mining   engineering   in  books, and has  theories which lie propounds to the managers in British Columbia in long letters,  as   he  wishes  to have them  tried upon  this   particular   mine.    He   has   never  seen the property; in fact,' he has never  been in the country.  "Yet another and kindred difficulty is  the London promoters' high profits.  Upon this subject the history of the War  Eagle mine offers a case in point. The  War Eagle was bonded in Canada at  ��160,0000. By the time it reached London it was ��200,000, and the promoters  offered it to the public at ��400,000. It  was not sold then, but was ultimately  bought by a Toronto firm for ��160,000."  Finally, after many pages of solutions  to mining problems that have puzzled  the speculative world for ages, Miss  MacNab concludes : "In conclusion, the  last point to be dwelt upon lis perhaps  the most important of all. It is, that  mining is essentially a business for  which a man requires special training  and knowledge. Any attempt at amateur dabbling is to be deprecated.  Meanwhile, there are three sayings  common in British Columqia. The first  is, "The gold is where you find it,"  signifying the great uncertainty attaching to mining operations, the search and  hope deferred, and the hardships which  have to be endured before the results aie  crowned with success, The second refers  to a class of people who exist chiefly in  the bucket shops at home, and are  spoken of as 'Men who mine the public,'  which implies that the profits returned  and the wealth made by some companies  came out of the pockets of British investors. The third saying refers to the  danger of listening to corrupt persons  who impose upon the ignorance of  others, and especially upon the 'tenderfoot'from home. It speaks for itself,  requires no comment, and provides the  last piece of warning I would give:  'There is a liar���a damn liar���and a  mining expert.'"  In trade, the author evidently was not  well pleased with Canada's, business  methods. Says she: "The common  mistakes in Canadian trade, and the  cause of many failures and bad debts, is  the incapability of retail dealers. Out  in Canada all sorts of people start store-  keeping. Very young men���or very old  men���men employed in other businesses,  whose children wrap up the parcels and  whose wives 'keep store;' all such persons, without any business qualification  whatever, can be found credited by manufacturers and importers."  In the matter of farming Miss MacNab  gives 3ome excellent advice to old country farmers whose heads are turned this  way.  "If the business of farming in British  Columbia is wholly novel and untried, it  would be well to get the services of a  good manager for a couple of years. The  wages would be an expensive item, probably amounting to $45 a month, with  board and lodging, but if a really good  man, and one conversant with the country were secured, the outlay would be  found to be a profitable investment.  "It is a good plan for the wife's sister  to go out, and add her quota to the little  settlement, but she should be prepared  to help in such work as cleaning lamps,  washing pocket handkerchiefs, laces,  collars, and cuffs, and also in cooking of  simple food."  Taking up the Chinese problem she  tells some wholesome truths that are a  shame to the. Province. "The truth of  the matter is," says she, "that regarded  in the light of the labor problem, it is  not the Chinese who are wholly right,  but lit is the British workman that is  partly wrong. The Colony belongs to  British Columbia���not to China. China  itself is hardly more in need of an outlet  for its surplus population than is Great  Britain. In God's name let nothing be  said to diminish the aid given to the  poor of our own race and blood; but it  does seem an inscrutable mystery that  neither British men nor women emigrants are desired in British Columbia���  of the working class."  The author's visit to Victoria was made  most pleasant, but she did not like Victoria's ways. "If the people of Victoria  exerted themselves to render the town  attractive to residents Victoria might  have a future. But the habit of the people is haphazard. Their's is the day of  small things. Most of them originated  in a small way of business, and if the  business does not diminish they are content; but should it once in a decade  show a tendency to improve it is taken  for granted that a fortune will arrive  some day from somewhere. At any rate  they think themselves successful^ and  that being their opinion it is idle to  suggest a doubt."  Miss MaeNab's experience with the  Americans was oxteremely limited.  She spent one night in Spokane and  lost, or had her purse stolen from her,  at Grand Forks. Yet during this brief  experience she found out all about tlie  " Yankees," and concludes that they are  a very bad lot. "In point of fact,"'says  she, "the people are a mixed set of  aliens, with' a large admixture of the  criminal class out of every other, nation,  and this explains to a great extent the  bitter hostility, the unreasoning jealous  hatred, towards'Great Britain, which is  Yankee patriotism. By no nation in  tlie world is England so bitterly hated  as by the mixture of people's in the  United States." This view of our  cousins across the border ought to be  conclusive enough, and now that Uncle  Samuel is engaged in war with Spain,  it might be well for John Bull to give  iiis alien children a drubbing.  While at Ilossland Miss MacNab met  Father Pat and while with him overheard this conversation, that typifies  tlie average conversation on religious  matters in a mining camp:  "Why, Dick! Did I see you in church  this evening?"  "Yes, yer reverence, I was there.  The first time for 30 years. I couldn't  stand too much of it at a time though.  So just when it was getting a bit long  I went outside and had a smoke, Say,  yer reverence, it was good! I went in  again after I'd had a bit of a smoke,and  it all come back to me as I was used to  it when I was a boy, and I tell ye I  came down like hell on them ah-mens."  On her visit to the Slocan Miss MacNab was captivated with the beautiful  scenery and her silver mines, and the  idea of a Canadian mint weighed heavily on her mind. In reasoning on the  merits of such an institution she says:  "If a mint were started in Canada it is  incredible that it would not pay, especially if the dollar notes were re-called.  It seems anomalous that Canada, which  palatable and unnourishing nature of  the food. The beef is hard and coarse,  the vegetables badly cooked and stale,  and the milk thinned: so that very often  after my ''inner I strolled out feeling  like one of those unfortunate cats whom  it is some people's policy to feed insufficiently in order that they may catch  mice "  By way of conclusion Miss MacNab  takes a parting shot at the press of the  Province: "As far as the press of British Columbia goes, it neither reflects  the tone of public opinion, nor does it  lead. Too often it is in a very struggling and impecuinous condition, and is  glad to grasp at any financial support  which may be given it."  As the brilliant lady writer spent  about a month in the Province, and was  engaged most of this time travelling by  stage, railroad and boat, she, of course,  had ample opportunity to discover the  short-comings of the press and touch the  tone of public opinion. And yet, her  remarks about grasping any financial  support offered, are most uncharitable  and cruel. Had she taken more pains  to learn the financial condition of the  great press of the Province she would  have discovered that financial aid is  never received and never, never expected. In this respect there is a difference between running a newspaper and  writing a book  IN AND ABOUT NEW DENVER.  The grading of the principal street in  Silverton has improved that town's appearance.  David Matheson is having work done  on the Queen Fraction, and reports a  good ledge showing*.  Thomas Clair has the finest bar in the  Slocan in his hotel at Silverton It is  made of California walnut.  J. H. Gillis, late of Ten Mile, has reopened the Windsor Restaurant recently vacated by Jacobson & Co.  Mrs. J. C. Bolander, who left last  week en route to tlie hot springs of  Colorado, will remain in Spokanesome  weeks.  More than a thousand fruit trees have  been set out the past week in New Denver, and berry buches are being planted  by the hundreds.  An assay on ore taken from the Mary  Durham, adjoining the Mollie Hughes,  went as high a 700 ounces silver, with a  good showing in gold.  Miss Matheson, who has spent some-  months in New Denver as a guest of  Mr. and Mrs. David Matheson, left  Tuesday morning for Helena, Mont.  Mr. J. H. Sharpe will preach in Knox  church, New Denver, on Sunday evening next. Subject, "I am the vine, ye  are*.the branches." Service commences  at 7:15 o'clock.  Since Electrician Cook took hold of  the electric light plant, there has not  been a hitch in the lightning* producing  institution, and the" light service has  been excellent.  Water has been reached in the Slocan  avenue well in front of the C.W. Aylwin  property, and Mr. Aylwin and neighbors are utilizing it for irrigating* purposes.   The well is down 53."feet. "  The work of improving* the residence  property in New Denver goes steadily  on, and already the systematic tree  planting and garden work has greatly  added to the appearance of the town.  Henry Stege started Tuesday morning' for Glenora, where he is interested  in the hotel business. He will remain  there probably all summer. Mr. Avison  will be in charge of the Newmarket.  Many horses and mules daily promenade the townsite of New Denver much  to the annoyance of pedestrians. The  owners should take them out in the  country where the grass is greener and  room more abundant.  his way to British Columbia to engage in  mining. With him are Captain McCor-  mick and Mr. J. Batt-Mills, of London.  The former is an old Torontonian, educated at Upper Canada College, and  whose father owned the property which  is now Jarvis street. Captain McCor-  mick is on engineer, and was engaged in  the construction of the Northern Railway, and afterwards on the line between  Toronto ond Hamilton.  The Annual District Meeting of the  Methodist church, iu the Kootenay dis  trict, will be held in New Denver Methodist church next week. All of - the  Methodist ministers of the district will  be present and several lay representatives. Public meetings will be held as  follows: On Tuesday evening, May  3rd, Rev. George H. Morden, of Nelson,  will preach at 8 o'clock; collection will  be made. On Wednesday evening a  social will be given in the church, when  a program of musical items will be rendered, and several of the ministers will  take part. Cake and coffee, will be provided.   Admission 25 cents.  It was a squee-gee roller she wanted  ���a roller used in finishing photographs  ���a little thing about the size of a  phonograph tube. These things are not  sold here, and as the amateur photography business had increased to such an  extent, she was compelled to send east  for the finisher. It came, billed at 25  cents. Expressage was 45 cents. She  proudly, strode to the express office,  paid the money and the obliging agent  handed out her squee-gee roller���a  five-foot Hartshorn for window-shades.  But she can't make pictures with that.  Friday was Arbor Day and the school  children and teacher put in the best  day's work of the year, improving the  school yard Mr. Strickland can teach  his pupils how to handle garden implements quite as handily as the pen and  pencil. Everybody enjoyed it and the  school yard is much improved in appearance.  Fifty tons of ore are being packed  down "from the Emily Edith, Four Mile,  as a trial shipment. The property is  holding its own with anv of the'big  Four Mile properties, and Mr. Rammel-  wever, the owner, savs he has as big  a thing as there is in the country.  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.  Service will be held in the Methodist  Church next Sunday as follows: Morning at 11, Prayer Meeting; Evening at  7:30, Praise Service, Mrs. Powell will  give an address. Everybody invited to  attend.  Hope 730; J.E. Woods, Boulder 41,  Mont.; Wm. de Cox, Grand Orienta 22,  City of Mexico; J. A. Tweedie, Alta  195; Escanaba, Mich. Tom and Harry  Trewick, brothers of the deceased are  of the Masonic fraternitv at Sprague,  Wash.   TAKING   BIG    PRIZES.  The American Navy In Hot Chase After  Spanish Merchant Boats.  War was this week officially declared  between the United States aud Spain,  and the American navy has captured  several'* very big prizes in merchant  boats flying the Spanish flag.  Havana has been successfully blockaded and American boats are patrolling  the Cuban coast. The Spanish fleet is  not yet heard from, but a terrible naval  engagement can be expected any day.  Both countries have agreed that all  merchandise in ships flying' neutral  flags is not subject to seizure, on the  high seas, nor such of the enemies merchandise as is carried under neutral  flags. This will enable commerce to be  carried on without serious interruption.  All the regular army of the United  States has been transferred from the  several western posts to the Flordia  coast and will be transported to Cuba  as soon as needed. The fight there will  be carried on by United States officers  with soldiers from the insurgent ranks,  until such time as they are unable to  cope with the Spanish. *  Congress has passed the war measure  authorizing the President to call for  voluuteers. It will be an easy matter  to get twice the number, of troops called  for as there seems to be a wild scramble  to enlist.  The. war tax bill is now before Con:  gress. The tax will be levied on  tobaccoes, spirits and other luxuries,  and will raise $100,000,000 per annum.  Preparations have been made for a long  and hard war, which Spain seems determined to wage.  NOT LEGAL POST  Justice McColl Rules Against  Stone Monuments,  IN   THE   MOLLIE    GIBSON   CASE  PERISHED    INT   THE    SNOW.  ROSSLAND    MINING   NEWS.  The   Body  of John   Trewick  the North Pork.  Found  on  is a first-class silver producing country  should use a paper currency.  She spent some time in New Denver,  "a beautiful spot on Slocan lake," and  went on to Nakusp. She didn't like the  hotel grub. "It is a pity that the hotels  at Nakusp are so poor,"says she. "ft is  difficult to assign anv  cause for the im-  Especially handsome the hospital  appears with its tennis court, flower,  beds aud grass plots all surrounded by  a substantial picket fence. Dr. Brouse  has made this institution quite metropolitan in every sense.  The work of cribbing Carpenter creek  at the bridge, it is hoped, will confine  the water to its proper channel, but  should this be a flood year, and indications are that it is, bridge and all will  be found in the lake some morning*.  D. M. Crowley writes from Nelson to  say, contrary fcfnewspaper reports,that  he has not retired from business in New  Denver nor sold out his stock, and that  he intends to return next week and  spend all his time in New Denver.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ay lard, who have  been spending their honeymoon in California, are now in Los Angeles where  they will remain until after the celebration of the Angel city's Faesta, May  3-6, when they will leave by water for  Victoria homeward bound.  To be   caught   in a snowslide   and  buried  beneath  thousands  of tons of  snow is   sad   enough,   but  even   this  would be a happy ending as compared  with   the fate   of John Trewick, who  was caught in a slide on the north fork  of Carpenter creek, about seven miles  from Three Forks,  on February 22nd.  At the time of the slide it was believed  he was buried beneath the avalanche,  and as there was  no  possibility  of his  being found alive,  and the danger to'a  rescuing   party   so great, no   attempt  was made to find the body.  Last week a trip was made to the  fatal slide by a pary of miners, and on  the top of the snow' was found the body  of the unfortunate miner. It was covered with snow by the party, who returned to Three Forks and notified the  brother, who came here at once from  the Palouse country, and last Saturday  a party went to bring the body to Three  Forks'.  Judging from its position on the  snow when first found it is supposed that Trewick managed to escape  the slide and sought shelter in the  cabin close by, and it is believed that  while asleep the cabin gave way under  the weight of snow and he was caught  under the timbers. His shoulder was  broken and arm dislocated, and one  knee cap knocked off. It is thought  he remained in the cabin a day or two  until hunger forced him to make an  attempt to reach help.  On the snow beside the body was  found a pocket knife, pair of scissors  and a piece of canvass, with which it is  evident Trewick was attempting to  make snowshoes that would enable him  to travel better, but hunger, exposure  and pain soon overcame him .  The bodv was   drawn   seven   miles  A. W. McCutie has sold the Ore-or-no-go to the  Nickle Plate Company, which in turn expects to  transfer the property to the B.A.C.  M. R. Galusha is in the city, and in talking  about the recent strike on the Jumbo stated that  there was three feet of g-ood looking shipping ore  in sight.  Work in the Velvet's shaft lias been suspended ,  owing to the large amount of water which was  getting into the workings. Operations, however,  are going on in the drifts.  B. E. Gellcsnie, manager of the Tom Payne  Consolidated, is engaged purchasing supplies and  tools preparatory to fjoing to work on the property. There are still irom four feet to six feet of  snow on the mountains, and work will be somewhat retarded on that account.  Two notworthv strikes���one in the Iron Mask,  the other in the fi vetting Star���enlivened the past  week, but. tlie most interesting announcement is  that the War Eagle expects afconce to commence  shipments of 100 tuns a day to the Trail smelter  With this addition the output of Rossland camp  is sure to jump at once well above the mark of  2,000 tons per week.  The tunnel on the Sovereign, on Loolcout mountain, is now in about li~> feet, and a two-foot body  of ore has beet! opened up. The mineral is an  iron pyriles, with a little copper, although'the  latter is not' present in very large quantities.  Assays rnn from -tvi to .-15, and Gus Peterson, one  of tlie owners, who was up recently, says that an  average is close to Slo.  Monday morning saw the revival of work on  the Columbia and Kootenay, and the inauguration of the development work which the British  America corporation will undertake on the properties which it has secured, in the camp at tin  expenditure of nearly >1.300,000. As there were  So miners employed fust before tlie property closed  down, il is altogether probable that this iiutnlier  will soon be reached, if not exceeded. C. H.  Stickney has accepted the forenianship of the  group.  M. F. Barasch, engineer of the Lillooct-Fraser  River & Cariboo Gold Fields, lias authorized the  announcement that it is the intention of his company to resume operations on an extensive scale  on the City of Spokane in about a month. I'rnb-  ably -J:i or :jo men, and I perhaps more, will be em-  liloyed, '-The company intends to start work  again on its properties "all over the Province."  said .Mr. Barasch, "and besides reviving the  development of its holding.-' in litis locality it expects tu acquire further properties in the camp  on which active work will be undertaken."  HOL'NOAUV    CUKKK    COUNTRY.  One suit affecting the title of the  Mollie Gibson group, situated on Kokanee mountain, has been disposed of  and there is one obstacle less in the way  of clearing the title to that enormously  rich group of claims.  Last Friday Justice McColl, at Victoria, after hearing the case two days,  granted the motion of the defendant's  counsel to non-suit, on the ground that  plaintiff's, Callanan et al, did not properly stake the claims, in that stone  monuments were used instead of properly hewn wooden posts.  This decision of the court, while not  in any way settling the title of the  Mollie Gibson, does away with the common supposition that stone monuments  are legal posts where timber is to be  had within a short distance, which could  be hewn and planted at the point of  staking. An appeal was taken from  Justice McColl's decision and the case  may be brought up again on the same  pleadings.  To understand the case of Callanan  et al vs. George et al, a history of the  staking of the Mollie Gibson must be  given. George is supposed to be the  original locator of the group. He was  grub-staked by Col. Kay, and while  prospecting made the big discovery. P.  W. Willey was with him and three  claims, the Florence, Mollie Gibson and  Aspen, were staked in Willey's name,  who afterwards transfered to George  the Mollie Gibson and Aspen, keeping  in his own name the Florence.  Callanan et al, some time later, staked the Charleston, Nashville and Westminister, covering with the Nashville  and Westminster the same ground as  that held  by  Georg-e with the Mollie  It was to get pos-  that Callanan  ground  Gibson and Aspen,  session of  this  brought suit.  Hinging on this suit are others, and  it is not probable the Mollie Gibson will  be out of litigation for some years to  come. When tins case is finally decided  Col. Ray will sueGeorge for Ins interest  in the property, and following this will  probably come a suit by Rufus Pope,  who, early in the life of the property,  bought it'on an S80,000 bond. He never  made the second payment on the bond  because, it is claimed, the property became involved in litigation before the  payment fell due. This is denied by  Ca'ilanan et al, they claiming that Pope  threw up the bond before litigation  started. On top of Pope's action will  come one by Bruce White, who holds an  option on the properties, given by  \V i 11 ey and Georgc. ' ,  Just where it will all end is a question  Ho one can decide. The Mollie Gibson  has probably the best showing of any  property in'the Slocan. It is little short  of marvelous. There are walls of  galena that stand 40 feet high, and  assays have gone as high as 7,000 and  and S.00O ounces of silver to the ton.  During the winter LOO tons were raw-  hided down to Grey's Handing,, and the  returns went over 200 ounces silver and  25 per cent. lead. There is a 15-foot  lead and the vein is a true fissure.  THE   ROAD    TO    HOUNDARY.  Free gold has been found on the Our Minnie on  Christina lake.  to ru;t a tunnel of Uoo  on a rudely constructed  Forks,  and on .Monday  J. E. Jaeg, of Johnannesburg is in  Toronto. His description of Transvaal  life is not enticing. Johannesburg is in  a trance, water is vile and scarce; tea 25  cents a cup, hotel rates $5 a day, with no  reading or sitting rooms, ale $1 a bottle,  brandy and soda $1.25 a drink, and other  things  in   proportion.    Mt.  Jaeg  is  on  over the snow,  sled, to  Three  was interred  in  the New Denver com  etery.  Deceased was a Mason, but as there  are no Masonic lodges in Sandon or  New Denver, he could not be given a  funeral with Masonic services, but the  following* Masons were in attendance:  G. F. Dorothy, Robt. McTaggart, Butte  No. 22, Mont.; Jno. Foster, Shadagee  86, Quebec; J. H. Hawke, J. A. Caldwell, J. A. Deacon,Kaslo25, B.C : L. A.  Wright, Webster 104, Utah; C M Wilson, I'inka ", Utah; Geo. Munson, New  A contract has been   let  feet in the Summit claim.  Development work is being, done on about 30  claims on Baker creek, Christina lake-.  Prospectors have, commenced to arrive at Cascade City to do their annnual assessment work,  and the "indications are. that tbe Christina Lake  district will witness more developmvitt work than  ever before.  Last week Con Crosgrove, while doingdevelop-  ment work on a properly in the immediate  vicinity of the. Humming Bird claim uncovered  a 12-foot ledge of high grade ore. The new strike  is likely to prove a bonanza.  The buildings on tbe Sunset, in Dead wood  camp, have been completed. They are about the  cosiest and most convenient mining premises in  the district. .Mr. Macfariane. tiie manager, is  making active preparations to renew devolop-  inent; on the property,and he intends to employ a  large force of men.  Operations have been going on all winter on  the Donald claim, on Flat creek, seven arda half  miles from Illeeillewaet. The property is under  bond from Mu- original owners. I). W'olslcy and  \V, II. Caldwell, to'a Vancoiiwr'eonipany. Seven  men are now at work, who are running a tunnel  In strike the shaft, which lias been sunk so feet j  on the vein. Tint proposition is low grade, but a  "cry large ore body has been exposed during development,and there is every indication thai this  property will turn out a very valuable one.  Captain Howard, harbor master of  Montreal since .1881., died ou Sunday  last, aged 72 vears.  II. O. Corbin will, whether lie obtains a charter  front tho Dominion Government or not, build into  the Boundary country. The failure to obtain the  charter may change the route over which he intended to build, but he declares lie is determined  to get into (hat country no matter what the opposition is. Tbe route which he favors now is tlie  building of a branch from some point on the  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway, south of  Marcus, Then he will proceed westward, following the banks of one of the streams that rise in  the vicinitv of Republic, tapping that camp.  Then it wilT run north on the west side of Curlew  lake and up Curlew river to Kettle river. Then  it will be constructed up Kettle river to Midway  and |ierhaps down tliat river to Carson. In case  a Dominion charter is granted it will be an easy  matter to build across the line into British Columbia. Mr. Corbin says it is not iiis intention to  build at once into Republic, as he wishes to see a  little more development of mining properties on  the Colville Indian reservation before tins is done.  The capital for the construction of this road is at  hand. The possibility of a war with Spain will  not affect, the arragements that lie lias made for  financing the scheme in tlie least. It is his  opinion that in time he will be aide to overcome  the opposition to his building into British Columbia. The opposition to his entering the Kettle  River country, he says, came principally from  the Canadian Pacific Railwav.  ON    THK    WHITKAVATEK    DEE!'.  The permanency and depth of the mineral of  the Slocan is lieing rapidly established, says the  Kootenain. The strike of six inches of ore, made  on the oth <>!.' March, in the tunnel on the Whitewater Deep, at n depth of l.ooo feet from the apex,  lias widened to .-m 18-inch body of clean ore. A  drift ha- been driven alongside tlie ore bod, during the past in days, and it is looking better each  day. The ore is of the same character as that in  the Whitewater mine, and the management of  tlie Whitewater Deep is satisfied that 'the object  iu mulling the. long-tunnel on thut property has  been attained, i.e.. the development of the main  lead of the famous Whitewater mine ut great,  depth on Whitewater Deep ground.  MBUIUIHHIMMilMIII.MMnmBBBM w  THE LEDGE, NEW DJEJSVER, B.C., APRIL 28, 1898.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months *? .75  Six " ���>  1.2-r��  Twelve " :  2.00  Thhee years   -��-00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first 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 iri this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  yorir collateral.  THTJRSDAr, APRIL 28, 1898.  SCRAPS FROM THK  KDITOR'S DESK.  business they can; the mines of  Kootenay are rich enough to contribute liber.ally to the upbuilding of  those cities, and our people would  favor theni If, in return, they were ac-  has Mme together on the question of  war with Spain. The Americans  have the moral support of England  and her colonies, and so long as such  is the case,  other European nations  corded fair treatment and business I will remain neutral, although some  consideration. But we must insist on j of them, and especially France, will  legitimate business tactics.     The in-1 give Spain all the support she can in  land cities of Rossland and Nelson are  rapidly coming to the front as whole-  such a way as not to implicate herself.   The outcome of it everybody  " There is a hot time in  the old  town tonight" is a song that will ap-  .. ply to Havana for the next few weeks.  The head offices of theC. P. R. have  not yet been removed to the Parliament buildings at Ottawa. Van might  save time if they were.  It is only a matter of time until we  and our subscribers are all dead.  Only those who pay up will meet us  on the yellow metal streets of  Paradise.           The Union Jack and Old Glory are  stuck on each other. They have  been in each other's company very  much of late; so much so that people  are commencing to talk about it.,  sale points for Kootenay, and the j knows. Cuba will be freed and her  business cannot be diverted from j people allowed to establish an inde-  these cities by the greedy, narrow, ! pendent government How long it  mossy tactics of the rival cities of the j will take to bring this about is a  coast. " I question that largely depends on the  A railroad into the Boundary coun-! ability of the American navy to cope  try is of far greater importance to j with the Spanish. Should it be suc-  the province than would be a railroad j cesstul in the early engagements  into t^e frozen, barren north. God j Spain will not last many months, but  knows, gold-crazed people will get j should the Spanish navy prove too  into that cold corner of hell fast! formidable in the start, the war will  enough, to perish by famine, pesti-1 likely run on into years. However,  lence and fatigue, without the ex-j short or long, Spain will eventually  penditure oi thousands of dollars by j lose Cuba, and another republic will  the government to aid a company of !be established in the new world,  individuals to get a cinch on thej While all this is going on Canada  transportation business���a company jean look serenely on with the rest of  that has nothing to recommend it but j the world, and know that right will  its gall. Let us wait and ^ee, and if j come out on top because the Anglo-  the gold is there in quantities to war- j Saxons are in it..,  rant the construction of a road, it will j  .**=���**���  he built as soon as needed by pri vate j rHK dkacons blessing.  individuals,   who   will  ask nothing 11, .     '    ,      ,,    . ,    '      .  ' "   So vou write to ask my blessm , now the governor  more   of   the   government   than a!    '. has sent  �� ! Notice of tlie earlv move of your inihshy regt-  charter'to build. i    ���  ment.  _, ,,,       , .- ,        ,r     . i My, it, makes my blood run swifter, like as when  The wealth of the   kootenays has !   *" i was a boy,  ���u j^,,���^,,���i.^i T*-    ic    irrtnnm ^ All * marched' off all gav an' smilin' with the  been   demonstrated.      It   is   Known seventh iiiinoy-,  War seemed like a summer picnic, just as now it  seems to you,  But tlie revelation follered, as the truth is bound  to do.  1 I unde.r-  ������b  4  aok 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 and Mount Roval, 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 -"um iguj-qm-'m \sui ���um ���aarwy Hja im �����u,��tnB3"'M iJMtu ''agsax^i ^iija-^^^^-^s^ji^^sr:zsru''^tsi'^isa'^^'<t^uajvt ���<  I  We don't ask Much.  The people of Kaslo do not want  the C. P. R. to build to Whitewater  for fear that the K. &. S. will be  crushed out. Why not extend the  K.-& S. to New Denver and crush out  the C. P. R. ?  The boats bringing Klondike gold  down the coast this spring will have  to look out for Spanish cruisers, as the  Dons no doubt are aware of the yellow dust that will be in sight in the  month of June.  If Uncle Sam wants more men.to  help bridge the bloody chasm between him and Spain he might drop  us a line. We can raise a whole  regiment of colonels and majors'at  short notice right here in Kootenay.  We have raised some of them in times  of peace, and know whereof we  murmur.   The Redistribution Bill is a disgrace to the bungling amateurs who  are guiding the legislation of this  province at Victoria. If they would  work more for the interest of British  Columbia and less for their own ends  the reward would be greater and the  production of profanity decreased,  especially in Kootenay.  A medical writer says that many  American people break down in  middle life from eating too much  meat. They would break down  sooner if they had a steady diet of  ordinary Slocan beafsteaks. We  have stood them for many years  without going broke, by mixing  scenery and other vegetables with  our daily grub.  OIV K RT INC    TRAFFIC  Following is a dispatch from Victoria which explains itself:  When the Southeast Kootenay Railway company's bill was before the  committee today, the promoter, Mr.  Hume, offered an amendment allowing the road to run to a point within  half a mile of where the Kootenay  river crosses the boundary line. Dr.  Walkem objected to this on the  ground that it proposed to have the  ground cover the territory of the  Kettle River railway scheme, against  which the house had pronounced, as  diverting traffic to the American side.  He moved to make the distance five  miles instead.  This policy of the Turner government, under the pretense of preventing the "diverting of traffic to the  American side," is the sickliest and  most obnoxious that well can be  imagined. There are two cities on  the coast whose merchants do not  show enterprise enough to reach out  and get the business of the Kootenays  because it might, mean the expending  of a little energy and perhaps a few  dollars in the way of advertising.  "With every conceivable advantage  as wholesalers, they have permitted  their more energetic competitors from  across the line to capture the trade  from under their noses. And now,  to further protect those sleepy cities,  and force the trade of the Kootenays  what is here. All that is needed is  the facilities resultant from railroad  competition to  help in ,the develop- j still, i'sfmi'i not try to keep you, thoug  st��iiid it well *  ment of   this   vast   Wealth-producing j Go, an' taken my 'benediction :   "D  section.     Capital   stands   ready   to;       .'"' "Ive ein     '  build into the country and  provide  these facilities,   without government  aid of any kind,     All that is wanted  is the granting of a charter by the  government.    And here we have the  ridiculous spectacle of a government,  supposedly wise and civilized, refusing to allow the development of its  own country because of the possibility  of its "diverting trade  to the American side/'  Such a policy  would do credit to  a semi-civilized country,   but is too  narrow and thin for this province.   If  British Columbia can not make laws  to protect its interests in a legitimate  way, and by a tariff on imports and  exports when  needed,   and business  energy on the part of her merchants,  keep the business iri its proper channels, then we ought to lose,   not only  trade and traffic but the right of self  government,  If, on the other hand,   the interests  of the resTof Tfie^nmn'c'e are to be  sacrificed; whole districts set back  and the mining classes, together with  farmers and tradesmen, harrassed and  ruined, and all to prevent the "diverting of trade" from the sleepy  coast cities to the American side, then  'it is high time these cities were doing  something to excuse their existence,  in the way of helping to develop the  district they would corral the business of.  The latest proposition coming from  the coast is to grant Messrs. Mackenzie .& Mann $4,000 per mile for a railroad to Teslin lake. "This proposition," says the Province, "did not  originate with the contractors, but  was made to them by prominent  business men of the Twin Cities of  the Coast, and they (the contractors)  fell in with it." Thus we see, the  Twin Cities would eagerly force the  government to expend thousands on  a very questionable undertaking,  yet would oppose a legitimate scheme  to open up and develop a vast district of wealth and promise. A railroad to the Yukon would help on the  Klondike boom, and enable the coast  cities to prolong their harvest reaped  from unsophisticated suckers. A railroad into the Boundary country, such  as proposed in the Kettle River rail-  i) vour besl  Tain't in swearin'   terms I write you: solemn  times ain't made to cuss.  An' I calculate this minute is a sober one with us:  There ain't notbin' low nor wicked in my heart  when my lioy goes  Out. for fightin.'���maybe dyin'���in his blue milishy  clo'es���  Nothing that could shame or grieve him. or his  mother that we laid  Years ago there on the hillside, underneath Ihe  maple shade;  No; I'm rev'rent an' I'm   earnest when I say  good-by an' tell  You to go ati' do your duty���march an' meet 'em  ���give 'em   Such I call the proper merit of the coward hound  that creeps,  Death-armed on his friendly  victim when that  fiiendlv victim sleeps;  That, whatever is its terrors, lits. it seems to me,  the case  Of a nation that  considers  treachery' a savin'  grace,  Which for years an' years has always burn't an'  pillaged an' oppressed���  Killin' men   by   stealth   at  night  time, an' a-  starvtn' out tlie rest.  Which has made a waste Gomorrah where its  blightin'power fell-  Is it wrong for me to tell you to go out and give  'em V  Son, your daddy  is a deacon, an'he knows tlie  proper way  Of a staunch, tproi'essin' Christian to lead Bible  class an' pray ;  You are up there in the city, I am here at Palmer  Bend;  You know just how many blessin's, if I had'cm,  I would send-  Just how many moral precepts your old soldier  daddy would  Be a-minded to recite you;   but I'll only say:  "Be good;"  Be a good boy an' a soldier, an' when shot an'  fire an' shell  Fly about you'll know I'm  prayin', so you light  an' give 'em ���-.  ���Chicago Record.  WITH   THE    DIPLOMATS.  Only this:  When you want anything in the furniture line  you will favor us greatly, and be good to yourself,  if you will look over our stock and learn out-  prices. If we can't please you we don't want to  sell to you���but we know we can satisfy you, in  price, quality of goods and treatment. We are  here to stay and make a business. Special inducements in bedroom and parlor furniture. Let  us show them to you.  All bills contracted by the  firm of Walker Bros. &���  Baker, will be paid by  the undersigned, and till  accounts outstandin,"; are  payable t,o Walker & ���  Baker, under which name  and'style the business  will hereafter bo carried  on. Thanking the Slocan  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.  TU^       l��8 Bishopsgate St.  lilC ["������,hh,]  Rritkfi L0ND0N��ENG-  Columbia*  Review  O. S; RASHDALL.  .Votary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MIXING  INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   ANU BONDED   INVITED���  Complete lists of claims for sale.     Abstracts of claims, conveyancing  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C,  Subscription, s-'./K) peranntim  .\i    Brokers,    Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims, Mining  Engineers. Assayers,  Journalists aud others:���  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Con tractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  aud best assorted slocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  n my line.  ���imr.MiL��Eur-��ra-n��iiH^��i>^^  Advertise in the IS. C. Kcview, The  only representative 15. C. .Journal in  Kurope. ^    QQQft  InVeStlIieilt  W. S. DltEWKY  Kaslo. B.C.  H.T.TwiGO  New Denver, B.C.  There- was an historic scene in the  White House a few weeks ago that was  overlooked in the excitement of a probable war, and the diplomatic fencing  necessary thereto. It will be remembered that because of the natural impatience and impetuosity of youth,the Chase  art school of Xew York sent a telegram  to the President reading thus :  "To h���1 with diplomacy."  Private Secretary Porter, with some  misgivings, presented the dispatch to  the the chief executive, who i-ead it, but  made no comment, Porter then sat  down to indite a reply. He was going  into the situation at length, when Senator  Foraker strolled in and asked what was  up. Porter showed him the dispatch  and his reply.  "Oh, thatwill never do." replied the  Ohioan. "You want to be as epigrammatic as the u.-t school was. Let me  take the pencil."  Foraker considered for a moment, nibbling the end of the pencil. Finally he  seized a telegraph blank and wrote:  "White House, March 25.���Chase Art  School be damned. ���McKinley."  Porter was delighted with this, but  when he attempted to get McKinley's  O.K.'the scheme fell through.  THK    VANCOUVER.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  itSTRaslidall & Fauquier, Agents.  ^ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  THi    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  OTEL SANDON,  7ft     vK     'T^     ^j\     Vft     7ft  Sandon, B.C.  npHIS 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.  J^.E. PALMER, C.E.  At tiie Vancouver, on Four JMile, tlie  vein has been struck in the lower crosscut within  five   feet of the calculated  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214,  Gy  Sandon, B.C  iMcGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Ohemists.  Slocan City, .......  13 C  way bill, would force the C. P. R. to | distanci}> ,t will be nccessarv to drive  push its Vancouver-Victoria branchj l50 fcet 0n the vein in order to get  (long since chartered) into that sec- j ulKler the ore chute. The ore from this  tion also, thereby giving Kootenav ! property is valuable. Two cars sliip-  .... ., ���   ,    *������!;.������      T   ! ped to  Everett   some   tune ago a*ave1  competitive   railroad   facilities.     In j |.ctui.ns of S4)23S.05.   Tll(J  ne��t  shi|)  the building of the Yukon road the  coast cities would be given a cinch  on the Klondike trade. The building  of the Kettle River road would mean  the opening of the Boundary country  ment of two cars gave S4.068.71. The  last two car loads shipped a few days  ago assayed 222 7/10 ounces in silver,  (il 3/5 per cent, in lead, and returned  the company a profit of $4,637.7fl,  The impassionate  orator who was ad-  to competitive business centres and \ dressing a New York audience paused a  the breaking .of the cinch held by the |'���^ question may be asked��� he  Twin cities. One is a cinch proposi ; said, ���''Are we prepared for war?' Are  tion of grasping monopoly, the other j our harbor defenses sufficiently strong  ...       -i    T  ��� l     .��� ; and formidable to resist successfully an  an open proposition that appeals to i attack from ironclads ?��  the business sense of justice. "They are,"  answered an excited en-  -    i gineer in the audience, "I have carefully  citba   win    bk   fkkkih. examined all our fortifications and means  of defense.    There is not a fleet in the  Hoteiis op Kootenay  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  Assayers of b. g.  JJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S ,M. London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported  on   for   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and  Chemical   Laboratory. Belle-  vuc avc, New Denver. BC.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Hasampie accommodations for a large number of people;.     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,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE & AVISON,       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       Proprietors.  F<  Choice Groceries &Provisions  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  D  R. A.S. MARS  -I..  : world that  could  come  within shelling  War between   the   United  States i distance of the city."  and Spain is on in earnest.      It dates ! . "Th?,n<" said the orator, in a voice that  ,T. , ��� , ��� ,      w       ,   .     ., . -  ,   ���.      i shook the building, "give us war���bloody  into Victoria and Vancouver channels, ! from the 21st of April,   on which day j wari    [ am ready!"  every effort is being made to use the i hostilities began. After a long and  government through which to shut j tedious diplomatic wrangle, the inevit-  out all business ventures that might; able had to come, and now that it is  possibly be  the  means of  diverting | on let it be  hoped  that  both nations  business from those channels.  The people of Kootenay do not ob-  will   wage   it   unceasingly,   that a  speedy end may  be reached.     It is  ject to the coast cities getting all the  wonderful how the Anglo-Saxon race  Gents' Furnishings, Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes are selling at cost  at Mi's. Merkley's.  The latest in hats at Hoben's.  Spring stock of Hats, Feathers, Veiling, Cheffon's and other goods for ladies  just received at Mrs. Merkley's.  Graduate of An  Chicago  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  crican College of Dental Surgery  BRICK  you   SALE.  ���JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  "CALL ON,  HAM & CRAWFORB.  SIXTH STREET,        -       -        -        -       -     .-       NEW DENVER.  /^"Prices are right and Goods Ahvays Fresh.  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Slocan City.  GETHING- & HENDERSON, Proprietors.  XX.  DRISCOLL, C. E..  T ominion & Provincial  Lard Surveyor.  .if   all   kinds,   call   on   or  write.  Slocan Citv, B.C  ,F Jeetzel & Co,  DRUGGISTS, Nelson, B. C.  GROCERIES,  *       DRY GOODS,  CLOTHING,  BOOTS & SHOES,  B UILDE RS' 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 Year.  THE LEDOE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 28, 1898.  The ��re��t North-west-  Edmonton,.���There were many new  faces on the train after leaving Winnipeg. Men from the great plains of the  south-western States, from the mines of  Colorado, and from the towns and farms  of Dakota and Minnesota. Cowboy headgear and hunting shirts gave western  color to the picture, and belted men with  partly concealed pistol bolsters and knife  sheathes increased the seriousness of the  business which these things expressed.  The train was several hours late and it  was well on in.the night before the last  of tlie three sections pulled out of the  station and struck westward over the  prairie in the face of a strong snow flurry  and biting winter wind. All was snug  and comfortable within the train, and  the colonist sleepers, filled with all kinds  and conditions of men, from all points of  the compass, were scenes of great hilarity.  In one of them they had a riddle, and  the company, lacking the room to dance,  had the jairs  figures. Then they exercissd their vocal  powers until they were tired, their being  several fine singers among them. The  fun was about over and the passengers  were about settling down to hard rest on  the wooden layouts, when someone in  the upper part of tlie car ibegan to play  plantively on a harmonic the never  old, ever new, ''Home, Sweet Home."  The icy drift outside beat upon the windows iii wild tatoo, the wind whistled in  the ventilators, the running gear shrieked over the ice-clad rails, but these discords did not mar the sweet cadences of  the dear old song, which rose and fell in  the murky air ,. of the close car. Then,  one by one, they took it up. The simple  instrument sobbed out the air, many  voices carried on the theme, and then  there was a grand outburst of,  "Where d'ye dig for gold around here?"  "Jist go' up "the crik, there,   where  that scrub is and you'll find it," answered the wit of the" part3T, directing- the  better one than the reduced fareB from  ocean to ocean. The efforts of the  American lines to divert traffic from the  Canadian route to Portland and Seattle  are well understood out here, and that  the national railway should take so firm  and decisive a stand is a source of widespread gratification. The west has at  last come into its own. Men and money  are pouring in. There is an ever-increasing demand for food stuffs and never  have farmers found so. ready a market  for provisions. Merchants at the fitting  out points are working night and day,  H. H. Knox,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Willa Mineral Claim.  Has removed to the  fresh one to an impossible place.   And  turning over their stocks so rapidly that  Newmarket  as he got out his pick and shovel and  started up stream they all laug-hed.  The young man rooted around foi a  month :or two and said nothing. Before winter, set in he secured a pack  horse, slung' two gum boots, loaded to  the muzzle with gold dust, over the  animal's hack said good-bye to the  miners and moved out. Unknowingly  the miners had directed him to the only  piece of good pay gravel on the stream.  The miners subsisted on hope, with two  huskies on the side during the winter,  and then pulled out for a more promising locality. The fresh young man is  now owner of a public house down on  the Fraser, and lie sits in his office  looking as well-fed and as sleek as a  butcher's dog, and buoys up despondent  gold seekers with his tale of unexpected luck.  All of which goes to show that special knowledge is not a requisite in  the  outfit of   the   gold-seeker,   though he  lacKing me rouui 10 uam-e, j fc b n   p��Jovided  in aU   other re_  played and called off the i snects  It struck me that .many of those on  the train bound Yukonwards did not  regard their undertaking with all its  seriousness. Some of them spoke as if  they were off on a camping trip, such  as city-worn men take to summer nnoks  by wood and stream. They did not  seem to realize that what they would  shortly be about would test their  strength perhaps to the breaking strain,  for this is work for men, men lusty of  limb, sound of lung, stout of heart,  strong* of will and inured to hardship  and exposure, and behind all these they  will need ample stores of food, warm  clothing and such outfit as will enable  tlieni to withstand the Arctic winter.  Some of the parties were travelling extremely light, while others were laden  with much that will be thrown away as  useless and cumbersome long before the  Yukon is reached.  It is possible for a man to go to the  Klondike in a sweater,  or even in pa  "Home, home, sweet, sweet, home,  Be it ever so humble there's no place  like home."  It is said of Howard Paine that as he  wandered   homeless  in   the   streets of  London, the strains of his immortal song  floated   out   from   the   mansions of the  great to  mock   his   misery.    And   ever  since the homeless throughout the world  have found more solace in the saddening  air   than   any   other.     Written  by an  American and first sung  in England, it  is one of the  priceless possessions of the  Anglo-Saxon   race   to   whom the word  "home"   appeals as it does to no other.  1 have heard sailor men  sing it in southern sees, soft-voiced  negroes chant it on  the   Isthmus,  Englishmen  and Amei-i-  cans roll it sadly off in   moonlit pathos  in  Central   America.   I  have heard it  sung iu the far northern .pineries of Ontario, in the mountains of British Columbia,  in   the cattle camps   on the great  plains, as  men  watched  their  tranquil  herds at   night.   I   know  that! I  shall  hear  it along the Peace River trail and  beside camp  fires beyond the  Pass.   I  shall hear vagrant piano players drum it  off in the free-and-easies of Dawson City.  And   when  in  the  smoky,  ill-smelling  concert halls of that ramshackle outpost  of civilization I hear the faded soubrette  raise her cracked- voice in laudation of  "Home, Sweet, Home," while rough men  with dim eyes and trembling voices help  her along with the chorus,   I shall know  how to sympathize   with ..them all and  with the yearnings the wildest and most  wayward hove for home far away, homes  poor   and cheerless,  perhaps,   but now  remembered as heaven compared to the  stock life of  the  camps, where begrim-  med men live lives that dull the senses  and bring them  very  near  to savagery.  I look over the crowd in this car, throwing all the   pathos of their  hearts  into  loving eulogy of "Home, Sweet Home,"  and 1 ask   myself  how   many of them,  having once launched  themselves in the  Arctic  wilderness,   will   ever  see home  again?   How many of them in the great  wintery solitudes,  where  the frost king  throws up icy barriers to bar the way of  those who would pi-obe the secrets he so  closely   guards,   will   find   their   souls  sinking sinking with  the despair of the  ��� disappointed, and looking up at the stai-s  bestudding the skies like gleaming gems  and  dazzling    in  their splendour,   ask  help   from  Him  who  set   them  there,  to somehow reach "sweet home" again?  God knows how many humbled spirits  and broken   hearts   will   this  company  number when  accounts are finally cast  up beside the frost-sealed treasure stores  of tlie distant Yukon?  I have  been over  these  mountains a  dozen times,  and have met hundreds of  men  who,  having turned   their   backs  upon the east, have come out hei-e with  hope as a close and constant companion.  I have known men   to   rind   fortune almost before they had begun to seek her,  and others who "sought her for years and  could   not find her, yet   still   were confident that their wooing would ultimately win.    And  I   have   puzzled  over the  mystery without result,  being unable to  sxplain   why   her favors   should fall  so  often to the "undeserving and be denied  to the well-meaning and  the just.    But  since the days of .fob this has been inexplicable.    The spoil of this world falls to  but a few, and  in  the   vast  army  now  breaking into  the silent  valleys of the  far North-West  from  all  directions, of  which this train  load is but an atom in  the mass,   only a few  will  lind  what  they seek.   Tiie truth  will be brought  home to  many of  them   that it would  have been far better if they had been  contented to remain in the east, living  the blessed life of the obscure, than to  subject   themselves  to  the perils and  privations   of   so exacting a journey.  But what  answer   is  to he   returned  when it is known   that   mere tyros  in  mining, whose knmvledg'e of auriferous  deposits is more infinitesimal than Mr.  Hardy's majority,   tumble   daily upon  dirt which pours out a horse-bag full of  dust "in a week  or two?    If this  ^,ood  fortune comes   to one  man why  should it not come to any number'-' The  old salts of the  mining camps  shake  their   heads   at   this proposition.    But  few of them   will deny   that   there are  many instances of men coming into the  mining country who knew more about  pumpkins than miners' picks, going out  jamas, but it would not be wise, however well-founded the intentions might  he; on the other hand, it is not convenient to load up with pin-cracks in the  wav of outfit. Lord Avonmore's party  deemed a half hundred cases of wine  necessary to existence. But the wine  raised dissension, and the party nearly  separated. In my next I will give the  cost of outfitting liere, where goods are  higher than in the east, but where  horses and packing appliances are comparatively cheap.  On Thursday, the glorious 17th of  March, we reached Moosejaw, where  the Soo line joins the main line, and  here the number of passengers was  augmented by parties from as far east  as Boston, in honor of the day there  was a liberal display of green neckties  and ribbons, but the" ce'ehration passed  off quietly and no arrests were necessary.  The train was due in Calgary at two  o'clock on Friday morning, hut we did  not reach that place until about eight.  There was a great crowd in and around  the station, and the adjacent streets  were full of life. The baggage room  wiis almost hidden behind a pile of  trunks, boxes, bundles of blankets, tent  bag's and the hundreds of articles this  great westward rush of population has  called into use. Miners in corduroy  and Mackinaw, and cowboys in wide  hats and Avolf-skin coats were plentiful. Stoical Indians, wrapped in ragged blankets, stood around with  expressionless faces, and the jingling  spurs of policemen of the mounted force  could be heard as they moved about  with military stride. This is the place  where travellers by way of Peace River  to the Yukon, branch o"ff from the main  line of the CP.R. �� Edmonton is 3.91  miles away on the banks of the north  fork of the Saskatchewan river.  Several hundred, men had collected  at Calgary waiting a train to the north,  of which  there are three a week each  gold  and finding claims which veteran prospectors time and time again had unknowingly trodden under foot.  "Say," asked a raw-boned youth  of a  party' of   miners    on    the    Parsnips,  way. A snowstorm had blocked traffic,  and there had been no train for several  days. Shortly it. got away crowded to  the doors. Guns and rifles, blankets,  picks, shovels, whip-saws, cant-hooks,  pails of butter, sacks of provisions,  bags, knapsacks and stores of all kinds  littered the smoking ear in which there  were upwards of 50 men hound for the  Yukon by the Peace River route. The  other portions of the train were also  crowded, and heaped with the personal  effects of the passengers. The Calgary  & Edmonton Railway runs through the  Red Deer country, famed for its bushels  to the acre and the quality of the grain.  But of that another time. The short  twilight was deepening into night when  the train ran into South Edmonton, and  the brakeman aroused the fortune hunters by the announcement, "Edmonton!  Change cars for the Yukon."  It was reported in the east that the increased traffic on the Canadian Pacific  Railway   had   disorganized   the   train  service and   rendered rapid   progress  westward   doubtful.   This report was  found to be untrue.    In  operation  the  Canadian Pacific is as perfect a railway  as careful and constant supervision can  make   it.    Competent officials   control  its various divisions, and the running  crews are composed of men whose experience   aud   long service have made  them   trustAvorthy.    The   cheap   fares  have quadrupled passenger train  service daily on  the   main line,   and the  trainmen  are  working night   and  day.  Engine drivers on  the  North Shore are  clearing $250 a  month,  and  passenger  conductors  who  receive S100 a month  with mileage for all  distances travelled  over 5,000 miles a month,  never had so  much   money.    Brakemen   earn   $60  a  month with a  bonus,  and   they are all  buying   real   estate  in the boom towns.  The freight crews do much  better than  this,  and freight   conductors can  wear  diamonds and sport trotting horses without  question,   and their brakemen can  live at the swell hotels and  have a comfortable roll at the end of the year.    The  CP.R. is   particular   about the  men it  employs; they must be the best in their  line and they are  well treated and well  paid.    The company has not been popular in the west.    High  freight and pas-  senger rates  aroused   antagonism,   and  harsh words were the portion of the company   everywhere.   Had  the  managers  of the line   studied  out  plans lo regain  populai-ity they could   not have hit on a  they themselves are astonished, their  only fear being that fresh supplies from  the east may fail them. But the railway  is attending to this. The freight department is working in the same systematic  way as the passenger, and shipments  are being rushed forward with unusual  celerity.  The Yukon gold rush has awakened  the North-West and British Columbia as  nothing else could awaken them. If we  see the hand of Providence in great  movements of population, directing the  people to far off places, there to prosper  and grow strong, we must admit that  these periodical outbreaks of gold thirst  are part of God's plan to bring all parts  of the world under subjection of those  who will make the waste places flourish,  and that seems to be the special mission  of the virile Anglo-Saxon race.  The discovery of gold opened up California to the advancing hosts,of civilization, swept away the lethargic Spanish  rule where it had brought nothing but  decay, and aroused a westward movement of population that extended the  union over Texas, Sonora and Arizona,  and brought the great development in  mining industry met with to-day all  through the-western and Pacific States.  The discovery of gold opened up Australia, drew a large and enterprising  population thither, erected magnificent  cities, and gave Great Britain a wealthy  and powerful colony there. The discover}' of gold and precious stones in South  Africa sent thousands of men there, with  the result that British rule has been  pushed far north towards the'equator  and large tracts of country, hitherto  over-run by savage marauders, brought  under.tlie influences of civilization.  The present   gold rush  will open up  British Columbia and  the  rich mineral  region   north   of it    and    west of  the  Mackenzie river.    Nothing but the prospect of speedy   fortunes   in gold would  tempt men into these hyperborean wilds,  and when nothing  remains to be found  there   attention   will   be   turned to the  Barren   Lands,  which stretch  from the  Mackenzie   rive  to Hudson's Bay,  and  are believed to be rich in mineral.   And  not only this,   an   industrial population  will be attracted.    When the farmers of  the east,   working   an   exhausted farm  where paying crops  have long been the  exception rather than.the rule, where 13  bushels to the acre expresses the average  yield, and where   money   is scarce and  mortgages oppressive���when these farmers come to know that the farms of this  region have  produced  48 bushels of No.  1 hard to   the   acre and   upwards of 100  bushels of first grade oats,  that the soil  is   easily   worked and will hold its rich  quality for  years,  that coal can be had  almost for the hauling,  and that profitable prices can be got for almost anything that  can   be  produced, they- will  not be tardy in securing a homestead before they  are all  token up.    The great  mining population shortly to be denizened in   British  Columbia will have to be  fed, and liberally feed.  Beef, pork, mutton,   butter,   eggs, and  vegetables will  find a market there, and a good market,  where high prices will rule for years to  come.    With these plains populated, as  they will be populated, from Europe, the  United States and eastern Canada, all  else will follow,  railways,  factories,  industries of all kinds.   This   will   be a  new land, living in comfort and contributing   millions   for the comfort of the  world.    Therefore it is hoped that  the  Yukon gold  fever may increase and become wildely contagious.    Men may fail  in gold fields, but they will find sustaining work in railway building, road making,   logging,   lumbering,   in   all   work  pertaining to the  rise of a new country.  It is also hoped  that  the  railway fares  will be reduced lower if possible.    There  have been protests in the east over what  is termed the demoralization which the  railway war has  brought  about.    What  should be considered in this respect is  the greatest good of the greatest number.  The gold fields are Canada's property, as  are these productive   plains  where prolific soil   from   three   to four feet  deep  awaits the tiller.    If the  mines  can be  worked by our own people, or by people  affiliated with us. and the plains cultivated by those of our own  race, every  inducement should be held out to them to  enter on the -work.   If cheap fares tend  to this end, or no fares at all, then let us  have cheap fares or no fares, the Government   making   good the loss to the rail-  way companies.   The American lines, if  they had their way,  would deprive Canada of the great volume of trade and the  great press of population the Yukon gold  discoveries have   attracted  to the west.  The Canadian Pacific could have arranged with the American lines for a division  of the traffic would have put millions in  its treasury.    That it accepted the hazards of a rate war rather than the profits  of a compromising peace,  is in line with  that   Canadianism   which   men   true to  this country admire and contend for.   It  may be that there is no patriotic motive  whatever  as   basis   of   the   Company's  action, for capital is calculating and coldblooded and   is   entirely   without sympathy,   but however that  may be it is  gratifying to  know   that   the company,  being in   a  position to  advance western  interest as they have never been advanced before,   chose   a  popular  way of expressing its  contempt for its bickering  American competitors and  showed  that  Canada is entirely independent of them.  In this   is   expressed  public opinion as  sounded  here,   where   the   new   policy  of the  company has given  an  impetus  to business as   unexpected  as  it.  is welcome.  The all-Canadian i-oute to the Yukon  is no longer a matter of dispute. It will  not be partly on foot and partly by the  political tramway of Messis. Mann &  McKenzie, which begins nowhere and  has its terminal at the same place, but  it. will be byway of Edmonton and Peace  River country, and the reason why I  will tell you in my next.���T. A. Gkk^c,  in Toronto Telegram.  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of ���    ~  Disabled  Watches.  NOTICE.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay district. Where located: Joins  Little Daisy, on Eight Mile creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, George Ludlow Esta-  brooks, as agent for The Willow Gold Mining  Comiiany, Foreign, free miner's certificate No.  84,882, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under sec-  lion 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of April, 1898.  G.L.ESTA BROOKS.  Rosebery  The northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Eosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  Noonday,    Grey   Kagle    and     Fourth  July Mineral  Claims.  of  In the matter of the assignment for the benefit of  creditors of James Delaney, of the Town of  Xew Denver, in the county cf.Kootenay,  B. C.  rpENDERS will be received by the undersigned  -*- to the first day of June, 1898, for the purchase  of the whole or any part of the following properties, viz:  Finst��� In McGillivray's addition to the Town  of New Denver:  Lots 13, II, 15,10,19 and 20 in Block 20;  Lots 5, ��i, 7, 8, 25,-26. 27 and 28 in Blnck 17;  Lots il, 10,13.14.15,16, 17 and IS in Block 34;  Lots 5, 0, 7, 8,15, Hi,  17. 18,19, 20. 25 and 2(5  in Block 43;  Lots 1,2,17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24 iu Block 4U:  Lots 15,10 and 17 in 50;  Lots 21 and 22 in Block 55;  Lots 3, 4, 5, ti, 13.14, lfi and lfi in Block CO;  Lots 1,2. 3, 4. 5, 17,  18, 21, 23 and  24 in  Block 03;  And all the lots, comprised in  Blocks, 70.  75 and 84.  Srcooxi)���Also lots 9 and 10 in Block 5 of the  original townsite of New Denver, with improvements, consisting of a hotel of 40  rooms, known as the "Central Hotel," and  also the furniture fixtures and chattels used  in or about the said premises, a list of which  may be seen at said hotel.  Tho lowest or any tender not necessarily accented.  Dated at Rossland, B.C. tho 23d, day of April  1898.  LEE COOMBS. Trustee.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   On the  east slope of the Valley of Cody Creek, about  three miles from Cody.  ���PAKE NOTICE that I, J.   H.  Orav. acting as  1   agent for Byron N. White, free miner's certificate No. 74,200. intend, sixty days from thedate  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 improA'ements.  Dated this 8th day of September, 1897.  Ruby Trust, Kentucky Girl,   Blue Peter  Fraction and Isabel Fraction.  NOTICE,  rpVVO MONTHS after date.I intend to make  1 application to purchase from the Commissioner of Lands and Works the J'ollowing  described parcel of land, viz: Beginning at- a  jiost planted along side S. Walker's northwest  corner post and running north forty chains,  thence cast eighty chains, thence south forty  chains, thence west eighty chains to the point of  commencement; situated on the Columbia river  narrows, in the Kootenay district; three hundred and twenty acres.  ELLEN McDOUGALD.  Nakusp, B. C, March 11,1898.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Fen-  nell Creek, a branch of Four Milt; creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I, Charles S. Rashdall, as  1 agent; for The Comstock Mines (British Columbia) Limited, f-ec miner's certificate No.  0394 a, intend, GO days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements forthc purpose of obtaining n Crown grant  of the above claims.  And,    further    take    notice,   that  action  under   section    S7,   must    be     commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Kith day of March 1898.  . CHARLES S. RASHDALL.  Kaslo 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.  ryAKE NOTICE that I, W. D. McKay, acting  JL    as agent for D.  E. Sprague, free miner's  certificate No. 97531 and John S. Parker, free  miner's certificate No. 77739, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply- to the Mining Recorder for a. cortifieare of improvements for the  purpose of obtain ing-a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action  under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certiiicate of improvements.  Dated this 13th dav of January, 189S.  Oro Mineral Claim.  NOTICE  ])[  URINt; MV ABSENCE all accounts owing to  me personally, must be paid to my wife Lula  Stege, who is hereby authorized to receipt for  same.  All accounts owing by ine will lie paid by my  said wife upon presentation of proper proofs of  same.  HENRY STEGE,  New Denver, B. C. April 20,1898.  NOJHCE.  SIXTV DAYS alter date I. the undersigned, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, Victoria, B. C, for permission lo 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 feel 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 acresmorcor less, situated  in West Kootenav district.  D. J. DARRAUGH.  Nakusp, B. C, March 7,1898.  N'OTICK    OF   ASSIGSMEMT.  Situated  in the Slocan Mining Division   of  West Kootenay District.     Where located:  About one mile cast of Cody on the south  fork of Co,rpenter Creek  rPAKE NOTICE that I, AV. D. McKay, acting  1    as agent for D. E. Sprague, free miner's cer  ficate No. 97531, and J ohn S. Parker, free miner's  certificate No. 77,739, intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day ot January, 1898   Alma No. 2 Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile east of Cody on the south fork of  Carpenter Creek.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. W. D. McKay, acting  1 as agent for D. E. Sprague, Jree miner's certificate No. 97531, and John S Parker, free  miner's certificate Nc. 77739, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of January, 1898.  WANTED,  CHRISTIAN AIEN  and WOMEN,  PURSUANT to the Creditor's Trust Deeds Act.  1 notice is hereby given that Nestorius An-  grignoii and J. Eclmond Angrignon, both of  New Denver, West Kootenay. BritisJi Columbia,  trading as Angrignon Brothers, Hotel Keepers,  at the St. James Hotel, New Denver, B. C, have  in pursuance of the Creditor's Trust Deeds Act,  made an assignment lo A. E. Fauquier of New  Denver, Province of British Columbia, for the  general benefit of their creditors, all of their real  and personal property. The deed of assigum nt  was dated April -lth, 1898, and was executed by  the debtors, Nestorius Angrignon and J. Edmon'd  Angrignon, and also bv the trustee, A. E. Fauquier, on the lth day of'April, A. D. 1898.  All creditors are to send by post on or before  April 20th. 189S, prepaid, to the undersigned, their  names and addresses, and- full particulars of  their claims, duly verified by affidavit or declaration and particulars of any security held by  them.  A meeting of the creditors wi  St. James Hotel at New Denver,  1-J.1898. at: the hour of:  Dated at New Denver  April, A. D. 1898.  A.E.  30 p. m.  B. C.  be held at (he  B. C, on April  h dav of  to introduce ' G-limn.se' of the Unseen,'' the most  marvellous book since the publication of the  Bible. Revealed religion demonstrated. Supernatural facts of the Bible no longer in doubt.  Rev. Dr. Austin is the Editor; Dr. Badgley,  I'roiessor of Philosophy, Victoria University,  writes the introduclion. The contributors are  scholarly and devout men, among whom are  Rev. Dr. Thomas, Judge Groo, Rev. G. W.  Henderson. Rev. Wm. Kettlcwell, J. H. Coyne.  M. A., Chaplain Searles, Evangelist Crossley  and maiiv others. 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Through tickets issuer]   and Baggage checked  tn destination.  NEW  TOURIST  CAR  SERVICE  Eosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  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  i the townsite, and several   building?  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  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Terms, J cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIR,  General Agent.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADINGCO.,  LTD.  KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Summer Card.   Effective March 15,1898.  SS.  INTERNATIONAL.  South bound. North bound.  Read down Bead up.  Sandon  Train lvs daily, 1:00 pm    10.30 am trai.i ar daily  Kaslo  "      ar      "     3M5pm      8:00 am     '���     lvs    "  Boat lvs daily Boat ar daily  exeept Sunday..5:45am      8:10 pm..except Stindy  Ainsworth  "       ..0:15 am      7:10 pm..       "      "���  Pilot Bay  "      "       ..7:15 am      0:30 pm..       "      '���'  Balfour  "      "���      ..7:45 am      0:00 pi,i..       ������      "  Five Milo Point  ..9:00am      5:10 pm..       "      "  Nelson  "       "       ..9:15 am       4:45pm..       *'       "  Train nr daily        Northport        Train lv daily  except Sunday VJ:58 pm      1:00 pm..except Sun.  Rossland  " ���     "   .    ..-':50 pm       ]2J:00 ill. ���        "       "  Spokane  "       -       ..0:40 pm      8:00 am..       '���       "  SS. ALBERTA.  Sandon  Train lv daily., l.oopm      10.50amTrain ar daily  Kaslo  ".    ar daily.. 3.45-in      8.00 am    "   lv daily  Boat lv Tues. Boat ar Mori,  and Saturday.. 5.00 .pm      1 00 am..and Tuesday  Ainsworth  '���       "      . jj.aopm      ll.lo pm  Pilot Bay  ..7.00 pm       11.00 pm  Ivuskonook  ;'       .10.00 pm      8.00 pm..Sun. & Wed.  Goat River  "      "     12.00 night      (ioopm        "  Boundary  Wed. & Sun. .. 1.00 am      5.00 pm        "      "  Bonner's Ferry  "      "  ar..8.00 am      I'.oopmlv   "      "  Train lv "     .ll.loam      1.15 pm train ar ������'   ". '  Spokane  '���       " ..-'.45 urn      7.00 am   "     lv  Meals aiid Berths not, included.  Passengers on SS. International from Nelson.  Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay lake south  of P:)ot Bay, will connect at that point with the  SS. Alberta.  Passengers for Nelson via SS. Alberta, from  lioints south of Pilot, Bay, can, by airangement  with purser, have sloii-over at Pilot Bay or Ainsworth, or connect with SS. International 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 solil and baggage checked to all points  bv pursers on steamers or at our office.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  P.O. Boxiaa. Kaslo, B.C.  k  DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  DAILY  (KXCKI'T Tt.-KSDAV )  to EASTERN CANADIAN"  ANK ('. S. POINTS.  tic  California,  Allan Line..  Parisian.  Carthaginian ���'  Labrador.Dominion Line  Vancouver.  From .Montreal  The latest novelties in Millinery and  Dress Goods, etc., just received at Mrs.  Merkley's.  The Royal Seal Cigar made in Nelson  is one of the best cigars on the market.  Fri mi New York  fimbria. Cuiiard Line    Etruria "     Campania.      ������     Majestic, White Star bine    Teutonic "    St. Paul, American  Line    j St. Louis. ������     State of Nebraska. Allan State Line    Southwark. Red Star Line    Nnordhmd. ������     Cabin s.j.'i, ."������."ill, >i;i>. 7ii .-xu and upward-.  Intermediate .-'.'lo and upwards.  Steerage --a5..")o and upwards.  Passengers   Ticketed   through  (<> all puimi in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at  Specially low  rates to all parts nf the European Ccntiuentr  Prepaid Passages arranged from a I  Train leaves New Denver Canyon Siding daily  at. 8:15 a. in. Train  arrives  a I   New  Denver  Canyon Siding at 3:50 |i m.  Boat connection daily 'except Sunday) via  R-osehcry: Leaves New Denver at S.35'a. in;  arrives at New Denver at 4 p. in.  Ascertain present REDUCED RATES  and lull information by addressing nearest  local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F.  Anderson, Trav.   Pass. A;rt... Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Diast. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  XS'All sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  fled  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail -/oute without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland^  Only Route to Trail Creek  and'Mineia1 District of the  ColvillaXi�� nervation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sundny.  Lkavk. Akiuvk.  LOGAN  9:20 a.m.        NELSON  11:45 " ROSSLAND  8:00 a.m.      SPOKANE  Clo.se connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  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  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  In head gear the  At Iloben's.  best is the cheapest.  Leave  s on A.M.  ��� :i :�����;  ��� !l 51  - 10 o.'i  1 10 i,s  - io .-;s  10 50  Air  Kaslo  South Pork  Sproule's  Whifcwaw:  Bear Lake  McGuigan  C-.idy .linn  Sandon  Arriv<  :; 50 P.M  15 '���  1." ������  CO ���'  tloll  ] VI  A pply lo  Sandon, ur  A. (;  MrARTl-HTl!.  WI  points.  CP.R.  A;  rent  P  LLIAM   ST ITT.  General Agent.  R. 'iffices. Winnipeg  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F,  Leave 1 (X)  Poland fri  cheap  nn al!  rail ri i  iioints  id and  ,  apply  S.  CAMPBELL,  COPELAND,  Superintendent  steamship tickets  tc  t-i  Agent, Sandon.  | Gold, Silver, or Lead, each  $1.50  j Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  ! Gold and Silver  a 00  I Silver and Lead  a 00  ! Cotmer (by Electrolysis)  a 00  ; Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  1 00  ' Gold and Copper  2 50  | Silver and Copper  a 50  i Gold. Silver and Copper  :t 00  i Platinum  5 oo  ; Mercury  a oo  Iron or'Manganese  a 00  Lime, Magnesium. Barium. Silica, Sulphur, each  a (Xi  Bismuth,Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  4 oo  Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms: '.Cash AVith Sample.  Juneaoth. 1895.  FRANK DIOK,  Assayer and  Aiialvnl THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 28, 1898.  Fifth Yeae  MINING   RECORDS.  The following is a complete list of the  Baining transactions recorded eurvag the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve * were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS:  -Blue Jay, Goat Mountain,  M Mui-  Fraction, Galena Farm,  Fractional.- Queen  J H  Ai'itn.lS-  chison.  Aritn, an���Klondike  Frank Re.  Ai'Kii, a;i���Old   Dominion  Bess Proprietary Co., Ltd.  Ai'-rii,-25���Max Fractional, New Denver  Strickland.  ASSESSMENTS.  At'Kir. 10���Lake View, Eagle.  Ar-Kir. aa���Silver Key.  Aim:11. 25���.Monitor. Monitor Fraction. Hustler  Fraction.  CKKl-IKICATK OF  IJU'KOVEMENTS.  AiMtn. 10���Kesef, Black Kuat Fraction, Naonia  Fraction, Deerslayer, Ch;ith;uu.  Ai'nii. a(i���Lady Jane, Sincher.  TUANSFEltS.  Aruii. 19���Florence Jr, D Johnson to Wm McDonald, April 18,.?100.  Florence i, Wm McDonald to T W Fitzgerald,  April 18, *.">().  Arum 10���Tip Top ii, Maggie, Nellie D, Thos  Madden to Anthony D McGinty, March 1. S150.  Nellie D, Maggie. Tip Top 3, Comet i���mortgage, A 1) McGinty to B C Rililet, April 15, S300.  Carrie'i, N Fitzstubbs to Louise W Berens,  April 15. s.'JOO.  Aritn. a.r>-WiIla. Wm Ward Spin Its to The  Willa Gold Mining Co. Foreign, March 25.  High RocM, Wm A Allen to Peter McLaren,  Jan 28.   SLOGAN    CITV    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Antir. 15���Torpedo, Thomas Blench.  April Hi��� Grizzly, Ralph White.  April 18���Hurricane Fraction, Angus McDonald; Westmont Fraction, P Stratford.  Ai'lUL 12���Httvannuh, ET Nicholson, Jno Mc-  Ijaughlan, It C Graham.  ..16-  ASSESSMENTS.  Bear's Nest,   Silver  Tip,   Polly.  Arm i.  Manor.  Ai'iui. 20���Early Bird, Keno.  Aran. 22���Caledonia.   ���  TUANSFKUS.  April 14���Superior 1/6, Frank Thompson to T  J Lloyd 1/18 and J J Moore 1/19.  AntiL 19���Vallecitos J, Thos Tobin to Henry  Stege.  Neury i, Russell Ormsby to Henry Stege.  Highland Lassie J, Rudolph Kurtzals to Frank  Anderson.  October, Thos Lloyd to same.  Cosmos J, Walter Horn to same.  California h, Ed Quillan to same.  Drake, Jihh Vick to same.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Aimul 18���Lakeside, S W Peterson; O'Higgins,  J J Godfrey.  April 19���Boulder, A G Erickson; Belfast, R A  Cameron and John Mitehcll.  April 21���Deserter, A F Adams: Osgood, O  Johnson; Laberee, Alberta, John Holm.  ASSESSMENTS.  April 18���Zoa, Iron Hand.  Chance,   Bay  Little   Ike,  April 19���Last    ,  Heather Belle, Elated, Surprise No 2.  April 20���Boots, Oneida, Rov, Bay View.  Aptil 31���Black Jack,Surdan.Copper Nuggett.  April 22���Myrtle R.  certificate ok improvements.  April 20���Linnet Fraction, Robin, Wild Swau,  Humming Bird, Skylark Fraction.  April 21���Hamburg, Lady of the Lake, Little  Mamie.  transfers.  April 10���Early Morning, Sunrise and Victoria, 1/9, W B Strathearn to II B Scholey and O  A Sutherland, -J100.  April 18���Wisconsin Jr, Wm Hennesey to  Shirley Davis. *250.  Lucky Strike J, Mary Hennesey to same, $250.  Crowds Nest, Martin ICnight to Hall Mines Co,  Ltd, .-no.  April 21���Emarel. High Rock, Custer, 1/12, O  G Laberee to Ole Johnson.  Copper Nugjjet 1/12. John Peterson to same.  No 11, Guy Recder to Leviathan Gold Mining  Co, Ltd.  April 22���Gold Boy, Aggie, i. R S Whelen and  O B Masterson to C Hibbard.  Aggie, Gold Bov, Silver Dip, Niekle Plate, C  Hibbard to A B Clabon.  Same }. A B Clabon to Wm Davis.  Certificate of satisfation from Gold Commissioner for work done to obtain Crown Grant for  Skylark, Linnet and Humming Bird.  $100, $200, $300. This is a simple proposition of chance. There is no percentage in the throw of these dice. It's the  same as heads I win, tails you lose.  Well, here, to show you people, I will  do the square thing-; just lift that box,  partner, you needn t box a cent.'  ���'���No, "I don't care to gamble. Pm  not a sporting man,' answered the unsuspicious miner.  "Come, now, be frank about this matter. I want to show the people here  how the game is played, yon need not  invest a cent.'  "The man faltered, and again protested against taking any part in the  game. Being-further prevailed upon he  finally raised the box that concealed  the mysterious cubes. He won $300.  The gambler very ostentatiously counted tiie money oat in greenbacks and  offered it to the amazed"gentleman. He  refused to accept it. Again the sharper  argued.  " 'Well, here then,' he continued, 'if  you'll digup $300 I'll give you ��300.' I  don't want to give ��300 to a hobo. Show  me Si'OO and you can take this money.  You may have the money, but I want  to see it.'  "The man immediately reached down  into his pocket and extracted a roll of  bills, taking out $300.  " 'Now, "look here, let me see those  bills. Put them down on the table  with mine and try your hand another  time if you win, you take the whole  business.'  "At the same time the victim parted  with the greenbacks, although earnestly refusing to take any chances with  the dice. The $600 was in the gambler's possession, but the 'sucker' would  not raise the box again. He absolutely  declined to do so.  " 'Say,' said the gambler roughly, 'do  you know the laws of Alaska that govern gambling? If you don't nick up  that box I can deputize any disinterested person to do it for you.' At that  moment a 'booster' being* designated,  came forward and lifted the box. The  result was adverse to the interests of  the Klondiker, and his $300 was gone.  He threatened to shoot if the money  was not refunded, and would have  done so then had not he been surrounded and prevented from reaching for his  weapons.  "Not three minutes after that, stepping* back a few paces, lie pulled two  revolvers and opened a fusillade of  shots into the paralyzed crowd of  gamblers. One was shot in the hand,  the fleshy part of another's cheek was  furrowed, a third had the skin of his  abdomen grazed,and the hat of a fourth  was punctured. They all hid behind  trees and rocks, while the enraged  unfortunate loaded his pistol and discharged it at them three times. Several  shots were fired back, but they did not  take effect."  Cardinal Tascherean, of Quebec, died  on Tuesday, April 12th, at the age of 78  years. Hewillbe buried in the Basilica  in that city, on Tuesday next, the body  being embalmed. Cardinal Elzear  Alexandre Tascherean was a member  of one of Canada's oldest and most distinguished families, the head of which  family, Thomas Jacques Tascherean,  camefrom Touraine and settled here  early m the 18th century.  Mr. Bernard McEvory waited upon  the Board of Control/ Toronto, this  week, in order to get a two-page city  advertisement for the new periodical,  entitled "Our Lady of Sunshine," which  is being* brought out by the Morang  Company, in order to do away with the  impression created by Rudyard Kipling's well-known poem, in which Canada is represented as a land of eternal  snows. Montreal and Quebec have  already contributed. The Board responded by granting $200 for an advertisement in the paper.  Arthur E. Morris, lof Hamilton, was  struck and instantly killed at South  Parkdale, Toronto, by an express train.  Young Morris and a companion were  walking along the tracks, when, to  avoid a west-hound freight, they stepped to another track. As they stood  watching the train pass, the express  thundered down the track they were  on at the rate of 40 miles an hour. The  express sounded its danger whistle, but  as Morris' back was to it he probably  never noticed it, and so was struck  down. His companion just got off the  track in time. Morris was a sailor 22  years old.  ; Mr. Denis Clifford, a large real estate  owner of Montreal,was killed by a blow  from Joe O'Meara, the well-known  lacrosse player. It appears that Mr.  O'Meara sister, a widow, rented a house  from Mr. Clifford. There had lately  been some trouble between the landlord  and his tenant, and Clifford had a  seizure put on the effects in the house.  O'Meara was in the act'of removing  some of the goods when Clifford ordered him to stop, whereupon a heated conversation followed, during which  Clifford received the fatal blow, dying  almost instantly. O'Meara and two  other men, named Sidney Elliott and  Michael Hubbard, have been arrested.  Mr. Clifford was about 78 vears old.  That they will send no  more to the T. Eaton Co  for Dry Goods and  Furnishings; as the  goods cost much more  when landed in New  Denver; besides, they  arc often old and shelf-  worn and they seldom  gel what they order.  But���  Different Here  Our goods 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 fine line of Ladies'  Jackets. Hoys' and Men's Overcoats and Pea-  Jackets. below anything ever before offered in  the Slocan. Call and examine our goods and  satisfy yourselves.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  NEW   DENVER,   B. C.  Is now under the management of MRS. J. H. GILLLS.   Meals are served at  all   hours.     The   bedrooms   in  the  house have been plastered and  refurnished, making this well-known hotel more popular than ever.  Do not miss it when stopping: in the Slocan Lake Metropolis.  DO NOT OVERLOOK  The  When in Silverton,  especially if  you have a thirst with you.  The beer is kept on ice, while  the whiskey  has that flavor and power so  much appreciated hy the traveller when he is weak and weary.  THOMAS CLAIR, Proprietor.  and  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOriS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  EAST CANADIAN NEWS.  SKIN    GAMES.  The gamblers of Alaska have adopted  a new code of laws for the protection  and successful operation of their various  <-skin" games. Or at least they have  invaded the sancity of American jurisprudence, and invoked the authority of  law for the purpose of robbing those  who have been induced to make a bet  simply for accommodation, although  under protest of taking any chances.  E. H. Simpson, who has been running  a restaurant on the trail 12 miles from  Skagway, is now in this city, and  relates the following incidents that  came to his knowledge whiie in business  there.  "There's many a poor sucker who has  been systematically robbed at Skagway  and Dyea, and on th'e trails leading to  the passes, ft is not the acts of a highway robber, where force of arms is the  strength of the agent, but-the insidious  tlickerings and subsequent intimidations of a company of sharpers, that are  responsible for these crimes.  "1 never heard of a country-before  where a man wis forced to invest in a  game of chance for fear of tlie law.  But Alaska iri such a place, and tlie  scheme has been worUeu to an alarming degree. Not always, however, did  this class of sure-thing men meet with  unqualified success iii this bold venture. A man's money is, at times,  about as valuable as his life On an  occasion when a person is laboriously  working his way down White pass,  with all of his wjrldly goods carried in  a leather wallet, one of those times is  likely to be then. In that case, the  victim who has been buncoed resorts to  measures of retaliation that are dangerous to lie encountered.  "On the trail six miles from Skagway  I saw a Klondiker fleeced out of $300 as  slick as a whistle. But they tackled  the wrong man that time, and because  none of the conspirators were killed was  owing more to their good fortune than  to judgment. The individual failed to  recover his money, but li'ot enough out  of their hides to give him partial satisfaction. He shot three of the scoundrels, but, luckily for them, only flesh  \. muds were inflicted.  ���'The affair came about in this way:  A game, played with six dice, was set  un by the side of the trail, at a point  where packers, teams, etc., customarily  halted. A gang of 'cappers' and 'boosters' mimberiujj; \2 or 15  Out of mere curiosity, a  not tlie slightest intentio  was standing silently by.  "Gentlemen." said tlie keeper with  a most inspiring and confidential air,  here is the  chance   for anv man to win  Lieut. Joly de Lotbiniere, son of the  Minister of Inland Revenue, who has  been in active service in the frontier  trouble in India, where he was severely  wounded, is returning to his home near  Quebec, to recuperate.  The Grand Trunk Railway will commence about the 1st of May to lay 80  Sound rails between Toronto,Hamilton,  iagar Falls and Pt. Huron, Buffalo,  Fort Erie and Windsor. This will give  employment to a large staff of men  throughout the summer season.  Mr. Alexander Aikman, aged 77  years, died at the residence of his  dughter in London, Ont. Mr. Aikman  was for many years a member of the  County Couricif of. Halton. He was a  descendant of United Empire Royalists,  and was alwavs a staunch Conservative.  were on hand,  nian who had  of gambling  Gen. Sir Wm. Seymour who is to succeed Gen. Montgomery Moore as commanding officer of the "British troops at  Halifax, will sail for Canada at the end  of May, with Lady Seymour and his  suite. Major Mortescue will be his  secretary, and Capt. Ferguson his aide-  de-camp'.  A singular apparition is creating  great excitement at Mille Roches, a few  miles from Cornwall, Ont. A woman's  hand appears at a certain hour in the  afternoon, in a pane of glass in John  Martin's house. Hundreds of reliable  people have seen it. The hand is clearly defined and has an unintelligible  inscription beneath it.  Owing to the war scare in the United  States it is likely that Canadian summer  resorts will be crowded this coming season with Americans. Already applications for rooms are pouring in to many  af the summer hotels at Coburg, Port  Hope, along the St. Lawrence and in  Muskoka and other popular resorts.  The report of the marriage of Julia  Arthur, the talented and beautiful  young' Canadian actress, who recently  made" such a hit asClorinda in "A Lady  of Quality," to Mr. Benjamin P. Cheney,  one of Boston's most gifted millionaires,  has been confirmed. Tlie marriage was  contracted some three weeks ago, but  has been kept strictly secret until now.  A young fisherman, aged IS years,  named Wm. Williams, living at Batter-  sea, Kingston, drowned Tiiniself on  Sunday afternoon.in Dog Lake. He  took ii boat and rowed" out into the  middle of the lake; he then tied a stone,  which he had taken with him, to a rope,  which he fastened round his neck and  then dived into the water. His friends  on shore saw his actions, but were unable to reach him in time.  Hon. A.S- Hardy, Premier of Ontario,  is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The late election campaign was  a great strain upon him., He and Mrs.  Hardy have gone to Dannsville, United  States, for a few weeks. Hon. Geo.  Ross will preside over the Cabinet during the Premier's absence, and the  Hon. J. M. Gibson will perform the  duties of Attorney-General.  Mrs. Henry Arnold, aged '28 years,  the wife of a. farmer living in Maidstone  township, near Windsor, Ont., either  fell or threw herself into a cistern in the  yard, where her body was found by her  husband on his return home after a  short absence. She had been suffering  from nervous prostration for sometime,  and it is thought that she committed  suicide during such an attack.  At the 15th annual meeting of the  Canadian Wheelman's Association, held  at Toronto on Good Friday, nearlv 100  clubs were represented." Mr. T. A.  Beament. of Ottawa, a young lawyer of  28 years, was elected President, defeating Or. Balfour, of London, by a few  votes. It was decided that the Provincial meet be held at Peterborough.  Winnipeg will get the national meet.  Dr. W.  S.  Richardson,   of Toronto,  who has been living  in Dawson City  since last summer, in a letter written to  his father,  states that there will be a  great deal  of fever and scurvy in the  Yukon district the comming summer,  owing to the lack of proper food.   He  says:   "Although there is so much gold  in this country, it cannot be denied that  that there  are  hundreds of men who  will not earn enough to provide them  with food when their present supply is  runout.    .....   Money has been  subscribed here liberally, but one cannot treat patients with gold dust or feed  them on it.    .....    I can assure  you there is no spot in the world that  needs the service of a few nurses and  supplies of food so urgently as this district does.   The situation next summer  will be awful The matter  admits of only one way of solution and  that is bv an appeal for help. ....  This is the toughest country white men  have ever attempted to pioneer, and  nothing will ever make it any better."  Inspector Constantino, Superintendent of Mounted Police in the Yukon,has  sent a report to the Government about  the state of affairs in Dawson City. The  letter left that place about the end of  January. He says: "The expenses of  working mines "here are very great.  On some of the richest claims it has  cost more to take the gold out than its  value The reports which  have appeared in the papers outside  have been very misleading. . . . .  An old miner who last winter .worked a  lay on one of the richest claims on the  Efdorado and who got as high as $30 to  the pan, did not make as much money  as he would have done had he worked  for wages at ��15 per day for the same  time. "This was owing- to the large  amount of waste dirt that had to be  handled to get out the thin rich pay  streak." He also says that provisions  are very scarce and' that there is only  about enough to last to June 1st on  short rations, and asks that relief be  sent down the river at once, so as to  reach them before their present stock is  exlnmsted.   FOR   THE   NORTH.  of many  Sizes,  Kinds,  and Prices,  at  T. H.  J.R.&B. Cameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing-  ���: in the:  -  Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailors    FLvt.  IC.O.Di  Goods called  for & Delivered  AUNDRY  SANDON, B. O  ...  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  The CP.R. ss. Tarter will start north  from Vancouver on the 28th of Arpii,  and the ss. Athenian on May 5th. For  particulars as to  rates, etc.,  see local  P..It. agent, or agent at Vancouver.  The best in hats at Hoben's.  e  It is said that, on board an American  liner, a boastful Australian asserted  loudly, and over and over again, that  "the men who settled Australia were a  remarkably sensible lot."  "Yes, said an American, quietly, "I  have ahvays understood that they were  sent out by the very best judges."  that Mrs. Fortyover is  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.  .^"Rates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  ElDorada Ave.  Specials  newSuitings  Dealers in  Hardware,  Miners' Supplies,  Tin   and   Graniteware  Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOCAN CITY, B.C,  Silverton  Drug  Store  IS  He���What  singing?  She���Something about the happy days  when she was in her first childhood.  New spring and summer styles in hats  at Hoben's.  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDON iBARRETT  I have lately received a stock of  well-selected, handsome suitings  for Spring1 make-up, and I earnestly invite your inspection ..of  them. Some excellent qualities  and patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put  upon the market in this section  before.  I guarantee h neat, natty tit,  nnd satisfaction in every particular.        Are you wanting a Spring  suit?  M. A. WILSON,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Williamson Blk, New Denver, B. C.      A  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  ocan  ita  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Proprietor,  Silverton,  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 neces-  ,sary 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.  Wholesale and Retail  NEW DENVER and SILVERTON.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry, Eggs, Etc  SHOPS AT  ALL IMPORTANT  KOOTENAY.  POINTS IN  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor,  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings alwavs on hand.  Best Rooms  Offered to the public of New Denver  are to lie found in 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. DING MAN.  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R. B. THOMPSON,  W.  tt  D. MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notarv Public.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng\  Large  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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