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Array .w  ��ouume IV. No. 47.  NEW DENVER, B. C, AUGUST 19, 1897.  Price, $2 00 a'Yeab.  SIXTEEN TO ONE  What Unlimited Coinage of  Silver Would Do.  VIEWS OF AN AUTHORITY  in Reply to the Request ol a Resident  <   of New Denver���The Whole  Argument Summarized.  Some time ago, before the price of  silver had become the all-engrossing  question of the Slocan, a leading- resident of NeAV Denver wrote to A. J.  Utley, of Los Angeles, Cal., requesting  -certain information as to the effect the  adoption of the free coinage of silver, by  the United States, might be expected to  have. Mr.. Utley's reply Avas asfolloAvs :  In the event of free and unlimited  coinage of silver by the United States,  at the ratio of -16 to 1, there Avould be  no Gdic. sih-er bullion in Europe nor in  any other places. The value of silver  bullion, like the A'alue of any other  commodity, is fixed by the hnvof supply  and demand. The only reason why  sihTer bullion is Avorth less iioav than it  Avas in 1873 is because of adA-erse legislation. Under free coinage the United  States government would not buy silver  bullion at any price. Under free coinage the officers in charge of the mint  would recciAre the bullion from any person presenting- it, coin it into money  .juid hand it back, to the party avIio presented it.  Under free and unlimited'coinage any  man from any country could take silver  , bullion to our mint and have it coined  into money, no matter Avhere the bullion Avas mined. If men from a foreign  country brought us bullion, it Avould be  receiA^ed and coined into American  money and handed back to him. Being-  American money he Avould have to  spend it in this country. If he paid it  out for commodities it would enter into  circulation and form a part of our medium of exchange. It Avould tend to  stimulate business and add to the prosperity of the country.  I said there Avould be no G4ie.bullion.  If sih-er had free coinage, an"ounce  Avould be Avorth in this country $1:29,  because an ounce could be coined into  SI.29 of legal tender debt-paying" money  Avithout expense to the holder of the  bullion, and consequently he would not  take less than that for it.  How much Avould it be worth in.London, Paris or Berlin? If there Avere  , silver bullion in those places, and there  Avas no demand for it there for coinage  purposes, and there Avas free coinage  in the United States at the rate of 16 to  1, it would be Avorth ��1.29 there less  cost of transportation to the United  States.  The total amount of sil ver uoav being  produced in the Avorlcl is about S2,000,  000,000 Avorth per annum. We could  absorb eA-ery dollar's Avorth of this bullion in the United States for the next  tAvonty-fh'e years and then not have  too much money.. But the coinage, and  consumption of silver in the arts in Europe and Asia for the past three A'ears,  has averaged about $120,000,000 worth  per annum, and there is no reason to  suppose that it Avill be any less in the  future. This leaves less than 8100,000,-  000 for the United States and all of  America. There is no danger of our  getting too much silver.  In answer to tlie last -part of your  question, namely: "Could not "any  holder of sih-er bullion  purchased at,  Avill decline. Free coinage of silver  will create a further demand for silver  bullion and by so doing increase its  value, and as silver passes into circulation it Avill relieve the money pressure  to a certain extent, it will discharge in  Earfc the function iioav being discharged  y gold money alone, and thereby  satisfy in part tlie demand for gold, and  hence the valve of gold will fall until  the values of silver and gold, at the  ratio fixed by law, shall become exactly  the same, and then there Avill be no  more object in swapping silver for gold  than there Avould be in SAvapping one  gold piece for another.  A. J. UTLEY.  A   FKARFOX    VISITATION.  New    Denver's.  Feelings   Harrowed   by  Uncanny Screeching** in tlie Night.  It was thought on Friday night that  the siren had been put back on the  steamer Slocan, but it turned out that a  Scotch piper with his bags had blown  into town. The piper located at the  Windsor, and when the sound of his instrument floated out on the moonlight  it had a Avonderful effect on the peace of  New Denver. An Irish women living in  a tent on the lake side sat on the ground  and told her beads and crossed herself  in fear that every nickering shadow on  her canvass Avails Avas a banshee. A  Kansas man caught up all his babies and  crept under his house Avith them, laboring under the idea that a cyclone was  coming. Men sitting in front of the  hotels enjoying the soft moonlight eA'en-  ing rushed up to the bars and said again  and again "same."  Even the animals were affected. The  horses rushed about wildly, the mules  rolled in the dust and prayed loudly, the  roosters croAved in the pious dread that  St. Peter had unlocked the door of the  nether regions, and nearly e\-ery dog in  toAvn sat on his stern in 'the middle of  the streets and solemnly sang to the  moon.  There was only one dog that Avalked  on his toes and sniffed the screetch-laden  air without fear. He is of Scotch descent  and was suckled on such noisome wind.  He curled his long tail with such glee  that his hind legs would not touch the  ground, and his caudal appendage now  resembles that of a pug. His master  Avas also affected. He walked with bared  head, thrown far back, gazing into the  fleecy clouds and shaking his tawny hair  like one of Sir Walter's heroes.  have their announcements one in French  and the other in English.  Along the Grande Allee, running"  right across the Plains of Abraham, you  might be in Brussels or Paris, only that  "Clifton Terrace" seems to recall you to  Kensington. Travellers for whom  Europe is too distant, are advised to go  to Quebec, there to find a bit of the medieval Old World transplanted to the  Ncav, but still embalmed in its ancient  religious sentimentalism, upon Avhich  the rush and roar of modern unrest produce as little effect as the Atlantic  breakers on the cliffs of Cape Breton.  French continues uppermost until you  ga'ss Montreal, but from OttaAva and  Kingston to the Pacific the legend of  the nearly universal tongue is like that  of the Paris shopkeepers,'who announced "English spoken." In most of the  best schools English is taught, and a  large number of the people are com'ers-  ant with both languages, English being'  indispensable for commerce.  might to some extent do good Avork by  the AA-ay of preliminary de\Telopment, for  that is really all that their capital Avar-  rants them in undertaking. Instead of  this they have adopted a three-stake  boom policy which is the curse of any  mining district, and have men staking  out prospects all OA'er the country. Such  a policy can only result in injury to the  companies themselves and to the district  in which they are operating."  IN'    THK    CCEUK   D'ALEXES.  TUNNEL. SHAFT, DUMP.  The Hall Mines at Nelson; -will declare  a dividend in September.  The Golden Era says there is an excellent opening there for a good assayer.  Nine men are Avorking on the lied  Fox. A carload of ore is being shipped  this week.  The refinery of the Trail smelter turned out its first gold brick last Thursday.  It weighed a little OA'er 20 pounds.  The mining transfers recorded in the  Trail Creek district have dropped down  to about one a day, and locations are  even rarer.  The Maud S  the McMurdo  middle fork of  It was indeed a fearsome night to all  except those two, and the attendance at  church on Sunday was  unusually large.  CONSTABLE   HAMILTON'S    CASK.  Evidence on the Charges Referred to the  Attorney General.  and Stand By claims, in  district, situated on the  the Spillamacheen rh'er,  haA'e been sold to Messrs. Stracey and  Joliffe for; $5,000 cash.  The tunnel on the Alpine group is in  120 feet, and the property"is looking  fairly well. If a mine is found the company will spend $100,000 in development, machinery and wagon road.  Captain Grant has paid the $50,000 due  on the Waverly mine bond July 31st.  This was paid last Saturday, the "delay  and lawsuit having been occasioned by  the absence and unknown whereabouts  of J. P. Kennedy, one of the OAvners.  Ralph White will build a hotel at the  Wallace, Idaho, Aug. 18.���Except the  Hunter,  Avhich  had the  misfortune to  lose its concentrator by fire recently, all  the old mines on which the South Fork  has based its reputation so long are running and many new ones are being  opened. Between 1,200 and 1,300 men  are Avorking for Avages in mines that are  producing ore, besides 200 or 300 more  Avho are doing assessment or deA'elopment AA-ork, some for Avages and others  on their own account.  The most important of changes of the  past Aveek Avas the starting up of the  Helena-Frisco. A controling interest in  the property Avas sold last NoA'ember,  and the last day of the year the work of  extracting ore Avas suspended. Since  then from 70 to 100 men ha\-e been employed doing development Avork in the  mine and in making additions, alterations and improA'ements in the mill.  Several tests of the new machinery Avere  made last week, and Monday morning  the mill started up to run full time. The  535 tons daily handled by the old mill  will hereafter be 800 tons', the additions  to the mill having made that difference  in its capacity. The number of men employed during the first half of the year  will be doubled from now on.  WERE TAKEN IN  Rossland People Fooled by  Choosing: Non-Residents.  The Mammoth Avill probably have  commenced running ore through the  Gem. mill before next week, everything  being now ready except a little Avork on  the ore bin, and then that mill will  double its force.  The properties sold and bonded during  the past three months number more  than those for the preceeding four years,  and the properties thus changing ownership are all being worked. On the  Charles Dickens, one of the Moon creek  properties bonded a few weeks ago, three  shifts are employed in sinking a shaft,  going down  in ore all the Avay.    Should  ITS SHAM BOARD OF TRADE  Its Chief Ruler Now  Ajunketting  Eastward on a Salary of Two  Thousand a Year.  fSpecial Corrcsiioinleiioe.1  Rossland, Aug. 14��� This city -.is not  only extremely dull iu a businesssen.se.  with many stores vacant, but the question of������ the location of the Le Roi  Smelter having- been settled, and the  agitation to retaliate on the Le Roi  people by petitioning the government  to place an export duty on Rossland  ores haA'ing failed, there is a vacancy  in the public mindfor the Avant of something to talk about. It is said that the  Miner killed the export duty proposition. It continually hammered at tlie  fact ithat the movement originated at  Nelson, and was for the purpose of  placing an export duty on the ores of  Rossland and excluding from duty the  sih-er-lcad ores of Nelson. This" Avas  undoubtedly the case, and Avas a shreAvd  moA^e on the part'of Brother Thompson  of the Nelson Miner.  say, (>4��c. per ounce, take it to the mint  and receive in exchange 81.20. per  ounce?" TansAver: First, there would  be no bullion anvAvhere Avorth less than  SI.29. Second, he could not exchange  it at the mint for anything but the same  amount of sihrer." The goA'erninent  Avould receive his sihrer bullion, coin it  into money and give it back to him���  giA-e him back the .same silver he  brought or an equal amount of other  silver of the same degree of fineness.  Your second question is : " Would it  be possible for England, by demanding  gold and paying in silver in her commercial exchanges, to ultimately obtain  possession of all the gold in the United  States, and, if so, what would be the  result?"  I ansAver, no such thing Avould eA-er  happen. The moment silver is restored  to free and unlimited coinage 371�� grs.  of pure silver -will be Avorth as much in  all the markets of the Avorld as 23.2 grs.  of gold. Sih-er money will he just as  A-aluable as gold money, and' there  Avould be no object in SAvapping silver  for gold.  In considering this money question  we should ahvays keep in mind the fact  that neither gold nor silver, nor in fact  anything' else, has inherent or intrinsic  A-aiue. That A'alue is a relath^e term,  and is created by the law of supply and  demand: and that as the demand'for a  thing is increased its value is increased,  and as the demand is satisfied the A'alue  The iin'estigation of Chief Constable  Hamilton on charges 'preferred by Sandon citizens was held Monday, at Black's  Hotel, commencing at noon, before Acting Gold Commissioner Goepel. Superintendent of Provincial Police F. S.  Hussey sat with Mr. Goepel.  F. L. Christie Avas the attorney for the  prosecution, and Constable Hamilton  conducted his own case, with M. L.  Grimmett as legal adviser.  By request of the prosecution, Avhich  was consented to by the Gold Commissioner, the representative of the Paystreak Avas excluded from the room, and  tho investigation held behind closed  doors, no one being alloAA'ed in the room  except those immediately interested and  the witnesses.  The afternoon Avas taken up by the  presentation of the case of the prosecution. A large number of witnesses were  examined. After supper the witnesses  for the defense Avere examined. The  case Avas finished at 10 o'clock in the  eA-ening.  The evidence and findings will now go  to the Attorney General at Victoria for  final judgment in the matter, and it will  probably be from one to two Aveeks before tlie result is known.  HISTOKIC   QUEBEC.  Parts of It Suggestive   of  Scenes  in   the  Old World.  companies  opening   up   properties   ad  jacent to the townsite and that it has a  very promising outlook.  George McL. BroAvn, the executive  agent of the C.P.R., has promised to try  and have the rate on poAvder changed so  as to do away AA'ith the extra $5 Avhich is  now required to be paid on eA'ery shipment on the boats. This will relieve  prospectors of a great annoyance.  The Orphan Boy swindle came up at  Vancouver last Wednesday and Manager  Haskins and Secretary Brown were committed for trial. Bail Avas fixed for each  at $2,000 personal and $1,000 in tAvo  sureties. The summing up of the Court  was drastic, especially as to Brown, who  admitted having transferred 130,000  shares of stock of Avhich there AA'as nothing on the books to show for it.  The Trail Creek Miner says: 'Tt is  a matter of common notoriety that the  mining companies at Rossland" are more  in need of ore than they are of ore buyers. The total shipments from the Rossland camp from January 1st to July 31st  of this year amount to 40,969 tons or less  than 195 tons per day. This is much  less than half the capacity of the Trail  smelter."  Work has been commenced on the  Briggs claims, the property of the Liberty Hill Co. on South Fork. The Montezuma Avagon road Avill be extended  to the properties, a distance of two  miles and it is the intention to put in  compressor plant and air drills and do  some rapid systematic developemont.  Sir Chas. Tupper, Lieut. Gov. Dcwdnev,  A. J. McMillan. M. P. aiid others are  interested.  ave to  _ by other owners if  the  next concentrator in the Cceur d'-  Alenes is not built on Moon creek.  The Cohvyn, sold at the same time, is  Avorking 10 men, mostly on deA'elopment  work, although enough are taking out  ore to ship a car load occasionally.  The Chloride Queen Mining Company,  recently incorporated, is working five  men on the claim Avhicli gives the company its name.  Fi\'e men are Avorking on Black Cloud,  now under bond to fh-e NeAV York millionaires, and the Atlantic Mining Company in the same neighborhood commenced Avork the first of the month.  "Walla Walla" Jones is keeping  several men at work on the Silver Eagle  property on Dobson's pass.  Foster & Co. had a survey made on the  Belle of the West, which they bonded, last AA'eek and found that they  Avere south of the main lead and are now  crosscutting for it.  EA-en the pi*ospectors are feeling the  improvement that has come in the conditions of the country. And if there is  a class of men more conservative than  the Cceur d'Alene prospectors, we know  them not.  "Barber" ReeA-es and his partners  have been taking some good ore from the  Hercules for a couple of months, but are  too near the top of Custer ridge to get  much of it, so they had a survey made  Tuesday and will run a new tunnel 200 j  or 300 feet lower. j  From Quebec, Canada, a correspondent Avrites to the Paris Daily Messenger:���"Ici on parle francais" might be  Avritten on the portals of this quaint and  picturesque old city. Strolling in loAver  Quebec you might easily fancy yourself  in Amiens or Dieppe. In the upper  town there is more English, but eA^ery-  Avhere an amusing mixture.  On the same card you -will read "Mai-  son a louer," and '"'House to let;" on  one side of the door "Pas d'admission  sans affaires," and on the other "No admittance except on business." This  bilingual necessity causes a little extra  painting- and printing. Each "raihvay  crossing" must be marked likewise,  "Traverse du chemin de fer," and every  official "notice" must be printed also in  full as an "Avis." The blending is often  curious, as when two adjoining- shops  The French Greek Mining Company,  noAv operating in Big Bend, says the  Kootenay Mail, is capitalized for $2,000,-  000 and is mostly controlled by five or  six people of Chicago and Milwaukee. It  is operating 2)4, miles of ground on  French Creek covering the Avell-knoAvn  claims Chicago, Roj'al, Gold Hill, Honduras and Nugget. There is an immense  body of gravel there and the cubic contents of the body likelv to pay Avell is  estimated at 20,000,000 yards. The company have a complete plant costing $30,-  000 in transit to the ground and are  pushing it through so to have it nearlv  all put in by fall.  Attention is drawn by the Golden Era  to the mischief that is being done by the  so-called development companies, so  many of Avhich are stocked and floated  in the east. Two local companies  are specially referred to by Avay  of illustration, the Alberta & Kootenay Co. and the Golden & Fort Steele  Co.. of which the Era says: "Neither  of these companies has enough capital  paid up to thoroughly develop one  genuine mine. Y7et these companies  were formed professedly for development  purposes, and if they stuck to that they  men Avorking.  through  Young,   Heitfelt tt   Co.  are  steadily ahead  on  the Mullan  between the Morning and Hunter.  Boyle and Hyde are running 50 feet on  the Ajax.  Wm. Williams is blasting further into  the boAvels of the earth on the Blue  Grouse, on Sunset, and the Parrot Mining Company is drifting on their lead  that they struck three years ago.  The woods are full of  One cannot g-o in any direction  the silver lead belt Avithout hearing frequent explosions of giant powder "that  has been carefully placed in the hole so  laboriously drilled by the patient prospector. Where there is so much smoke  there must be some fire, and where so  many men are digging into metal laden  mountains some Avonderful discoveries  must be made.  The old idea of simply doing assessment  Avork on a claim with the least possible  outlay of muscle and powder has been  abandoned, and claim owners seem to  be vieing Avith each other to see who can  first transform his. prospect into a mine.  When life becomes like a heavy pack I  on the Klondike road there is no panacea j  like a Trail Blazer cigar,  lit on one end. ;  pushing  property j to wU0  absence  He might possibly have made more  out of it had he been better acquainted  Avith Rossland. He'naturally supposed  that the proper body to take" up such a  subject, and make a proper presentation  of it that Avould haA'e force and influence. Avould he the Board of Trade.  People at a distance are often making  the same mistake, and avIiv the Rossland Miner has never warned its  readers that the Board of Trade is a  farce and a sham is most surprising,  and is a shameful neglect of a public  dutv.  The Board of Trade was the conception of a man named McLaughlin, ,A\Tlio  came from  the East and soon   formed  a temporay organization Avhich most of  the leading merchants joined, and then  returned   to Toronto Avith tlie catchy  adA'ertisement on   his business  card':  " President of the  Rossland Board of  Trade."   He   has   paid   tw,o,   possiblv  I three visits to Rossland  since, at the  first  of which the organization  of the  board Avas made permanent and it was  decided to have a paid secretary.   No  one acquainted Avith Rossland's mining  or business interests Avould. suit President  McLaughlin.    He did not  Avant  that  sort of a-secretary.    He sent to  Toronto for a man named Franklin.  who in a A'ery short time, Avhile receh--  ing a comparatively large salary from  the board,  became' connected with the  management of the opera house, and  after that left the city but is probably  still drawing the salary.  When it Avas desired that the board  should take up this question of export  duties, both the president and seeretarv  were away and all the books and  papers locked up. Thus the money  susbcribed by the business men has  simply furnished these two non-residents Avith a cachet of repute.  Rossland  did  pretty much the same  thing  Avium  she elected  Robert Scott,  titled 'f Colonel " by " the boys " of his  class, as the first Mayor.    HeVas then  a  resident   and in business   in   Gait.  Ont.,   and is now there Avith his family!  He left Avithout taking the least concern  as to  how the municipal government  Avould   fare   in   his . absence.      Being  Mayor of  Rossland he was  made vice-  president  of a  company to .be floated  among the much-fleeced Torontonians,  and  had to  hurry off to attend to that  business.    He was strutting in the Last  with   !iis salary  of  82.000   a   year   as  mayor  going  on. while the  aldermen   intends buildm  were  quarreling and  in a deadlock as j which Avill   be  should be acting-mayor in  his  .    One of the aldermen elected.  builder and SAvyny an architect. SAvyny  was originally from Scotland and had  served eight years in the Scotch Fusileer  guards. He" Avas married and has a  family in Eastern Canada. He and his  partner tried for a time to build up a  business, but nothing Avas doing and  Swyny came to spending much of his  time with .jovial companions of both,  sexes and Avas not always in a condition  to attend to business.  While on a visit to Nelson he seems to  have become infatuated with Alice Willis and exasperated because she refused  to listen to him.    She came to Nelson  fh-e years ago and is still a handsome  woman,   tall   and   beautifully   formed,,  with grey eyes and brown hair.   She is  wealthy and, despite the fact  that she  keeps a house, has many'warm friends.  Swyny while in drink called at her house  and sent for her to come to the dining  room.   The room. Avas dark and as she  entered SAA'yny, without saying a word,  placed a revolver close to her abdomen  and fired.    Her  clothing, took fire and  she ran.   He fired two more shots at her  Avithout effect.     Then he placed the revolver against his right temple and fired,  dying   from   the   effects   shortly after.  The bullet her been removed from Misa  Willis and she is recoA'ering.  Pat Burns has shipped eighty bullocks  to the Klondike and aviII undoubtedly  make a big profit on them. They are  gone by steamer to Dyea, and from there  OA'er the pass to Lake Linderman and at  other points the bullocks will be used as  pack animals, carrying food for them-  seh-es and miners' outfits for profit.  They Avill nor be too heavily-laden, hoAV-  ever, for every pound of Aveight they  lose will cost Mr. Burns a dollar. These c  cattle Avill dress at from 500 to (500 pounds  each, and at the first figure Avill therefore bring $40,000. $10,000 avUI cover  the cost of the animals in Alberta and  the transportation charges, so that there ,  Avill remain Avhat Mr. Burns, with his  Slocan experience, AA'oiild,call about a  fair profit. /!%3;v  .  A    FEVER    EPIDEMIC.  There is an epidemic of typhoid fever  in Slocan City, and several deaths are  reported from there this Aveek. The  ProA'incial Sanitary Inspector goes there  this morning to see Avhat can be done  toAvards making the town more healthy.  The Inspector is not exactly pleased Avith  the sanitary regulations of Ncav Denver,  although the health of the people is  good. He states that the dry earth  system for closets and a purer supply of  Avater is necessary if New Denver Avishes  to sustain its reputation as one of the  healthiest towns in the Province.  JACKSON    BASIN'S    OUTLOOK.  : The promising outlook!for the future  of Jackson Basin is becoming more pronounced Avith the opening up of iicav  claims by the development Avork now  going on. The richness of the leads on  all the claims opened up all over the  basin is such as to encourage the holders, who are largely Avorking' miners, to  hold on to their properties and work,  them co-operath'ely, Avhich is one of the  most hopeful features of mining as an  industry.  KASLO.  has never been in 'lossland  by the way  since.  Returning to the subject af an export  duty ou ore. the Miner a feAv days ago  put it in this way :  ������ It ought to' be perfectly plain to  eA-ery citizen of Rossland that this camp  cannot reach its full development on an  811 freight and treatment rate. This  rate must be reduced to S'i or ��7 a ton.  At that price hundreds of thousands of  tons of ore Aviil be available Avhich  cannot now be mined, and the camp's  output Avill jump from 300 tons a day to  jerhaps ten times that amount, furnish-  abor to ten times the number of miners  now at Avork. But to bring about this  condition of thing-s our transportation  system, as Mr. Guggenheim and many  other smelter men have said, must be  reorganized. An export duty on ore  will not accomplish it."  II. V. Swyny, avIio shot and seriously  wounded Alice Willis and then shot  himself dead, at N'elson. was Avell-  known here although it is only two or  three months since he came from Butte,  Mont., and formed a co-partnership  Avith   Mr.   Lothian,    the  latter  being a  [From Our own   Correspondent.]  .  Colonel W. AV. D. Turner arrived in  Kaslo on Sunday evening, and after  spending a short time here, Avill take a  trip into'the Slocan.  D. D. Mann, of Mann & Mackenzie,  arrived in Kaslo from Montreal on Sunday and intends spending sometime in  the Slocan looking after his interests  there.  The Leviathian Co. has a force of men  at work on their property on Campbell  creek Surface cuts through tlie iron cap  show some A-ery pretty quartz contaning  scattered pyrothite ore.  M. A. Bates,  of the Montezuma. Co.  ;��� a   house  at  the  mine  electric  lighted,   steam  heated, etc.. and used as a pennant residence by himself and family.  Some New York capitalists are in the  White Grouse, negotiating for a bond on  the Ramsdall Go's, properties on White  Grouse Mountain. The group consists of  fourteen claims containing the famous  Storm King claim on Avhich considerable  Avork has been done and from which  some A-ery rich ore has been taken.  The Braden Bros. Co. has been negotiating for some time for copper propositions in the White Grouse district and  have made offers for the Tom Harris  group and other valuable claims.  W. T. Howard, as repersentative of  some Minneapolis capitalists, has been  negotiating for the Sanca tOAvnsite, and  has made offers for an inte.iest in the  same, to build a Avagon road up to  White Grouse. This road is an absolute  necessity in opening this section and  would undoubtly make Sanca- a very  busy town.  Many a cigar is tliroAvn over the dump  before its life is half lived. Not so Avith  the Trail Blazer. When a man smokes  one of them lie hangs on to it like a  Rossland expert to a pair of orange leggings. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 19, 1897.  Fourth Year,  HAVE TO BLUSH  An Editor Caught by a Gold  Brick Man.  THE TALE OF HIS SHAME  A  Calgary   Banker   Out   Eleven  Thousand Dollars on the  Brick   Deal.  Our friend J. J. Young, the editor of  the Calgary Herald, has made the mistake that a good many of our jack leg  editors hereabouts make���that of fauc-  ing himself a yelloAV-legging mining  expert. He has been played for a  sucker of the most pronounced kind,  the kind of jay one can pick out of a1  croAvd on excursion day; and by a  game that eA-ery editor, in the security  of his sanctum, has exposed; sadly  wandering" what fools other mortals can  make of themselves.   .  Yes, Young has actually been gulled  by a gold brick man. In this lie has  not only distinguished himself as an  editor, the first of his kind on record,  but as a double distilled mining expert.  Our Calgary advices are that Young  will uoav follow the profession of exporting mines, devoting himself to that  business exculsively, and will no more  forever write, the omniscient editorial  "avc." If he does for a few days, while  sorting his jewelry out of the hell box,  Sreparatory to starting for the Klon-  ike, Calgary Herald readers are to  understand that the "avc" simply means  "Me and banker McGregor."  Young Avrites the story in his oavii  paper and heads it, "Western Romance  that is All Pacts." But one can see Avhat  a desperate struggle there AvasbetAveen  editorial honesty and personal shame.  He believed the editor was much to  blame, and yet he pitied him, and succumbed to the temptation to "keep his  name out of the paper." This Aveakness  is so shockingly scandalous that Young  had better, pack it north from Calgary.  If he comes as near here as ReArelstoke  our office bull dog will break his chain  and we will not be responsible for the  consequences.  .HOW  YOUNG  TELLS  IT.  The story that is now on every one's  lips is so extraordinary, so dramatic, so  far surpassing the tales of novelists, that  no further proof is needed of the fact  that truth is stranger than fiction.  On the morning of Tuesday, July 27,  as one of our city bankers was opening  his letters, there walked in an individual  who might haA'e been taken for either a  farmer or a prospector. He Avas a prospector. He AA'as dressed in -'store"  clothes, Avore a broad-brimmed black  hat, was broad-shouldered and massive  in body, awkAvard in speech and action,  and strikingly resembling in physiognomy the late Louis Riel, leader of the  great North-West rebellion.  He enquired if the. banker ever had a  brother named Hank. The banker confessed he had not. "I'm aAvful sorry to  hear it," said the prospector; "We've  struck it rich up thar in the mountains,  an' I cum back ter luk fer Hank. You  aint Hank, but you luk awful like 'im."  The banker resignedly prepared himself to refuse a demand for a loan of $10,  but the prospector, Avhose name was  Sam Fowler, Avent on to explain that he  had been in Medicine Hat, had found  that Hank died there three years ago,  that he (Sam) and his other patner, a  Shvash .Indian named Pecheco, had  "no book larnin' " and were willing to  take the banker in Hank's place if he  would help them to buy machinery to  work their mine and sell their gold, 150  . lbs. of which they had taken out in less  than a year, and which was now in  charge of the Indian at Revelstoke. They  had come down from near the head of  Peace river, 500 or 600 miles north of  Ashcroft, had there exchanged 10 pounds  of their gold in exchange for $1,200, tAvo  Buits of clothes, some blankets for  Pechecko's two squaAvs, and tAvo tickets  to Medicine Hat. and the Indian got off  at ReA'elstoke because he Avas sick from  eating bananas and oranges on the train.  WHERE  YOUNG   COMES   IX.  Tempting as was the story the banker  was compelled to explain that he was  not his oAvn boss, but that he would take  Sam to a -man who would fill the bill.  They went in search of the man but  found he Avas out of town.  They then went to another citizen who  whs known to be somewhat interested in  mining.  To him Sam told his story, adding  more particulars, and producing some  remarkably rich pieces of gold quarts  and a small slug of pure gold, which  Jeweller Doll tested and valued at $60.  It was then arranged that the citizen  (Editor Young) and Sam should go to  ReA'elstoke and see if things Avere as  represented. I'm route Sam added interesting particulars of the rich strike he  and tlie Indian had made. Klondike  stories weren't in it.  Arrriving at ReA'elstoke ten hours late,  Sam and the citizen (Editor Young)  visited the Indian at his camp among  the trees, about half a mile from the  lower town and just beyond the cemetery, on the Big Bend trail. Sam naturally Avent ahead to relate how he had  found Hank dead (at Avhich Pecheco was  visibly affected) and to see how the Indian would take to the idea of a stranger  (Editor Young) filling his place. The  Indian's first impressions were favorable. He liked the look of the stranger  (Editor Young) and Avas willing that he  should see the gold.  sight as man ever set eyes on. At the  Indian's request (he talked Avholly in  S.iwash which Sam interpreted), the  samples Avere taken down to be tested  and valued.  Everything looked all right, the trouble  was to get an assayer, as at the untimely  hour of the morning necessary to conduct these important transactions Avithout the outside public getting wind of it,  there was nobody about town. They  were starting out to rouse up Guy Barber  when Fowler excused himself for a moment. During his absence a A-ery civil  gentleman appeared, and engaged the  citizen (Mr. Young) in conversation,  during the course of which it transpired  that singularly enough his profession  Avas that of an assayer. By this time  FoAA'ler had returned and was delighted  to find that the hitch in the proceedings,  OAving to the difficulty of getting the  gold assayed was at an end. . The civil  gentleman, AA'ho gave his name as G. D.  Scott, of Spokane, took the party and  gold up to his room, where he melted the  pieces put them through the nitric acid  test and A'alued the gold at $19 an ounce.  He Avas eager to knOAV where it came  from, and, after he had seen the quartz,  offered great inducements if Sam would  allow him to stake a location.  THE  GUILELESS   URD   MAN.  Returning to the camp the Indian was  informed of the value of the bars���$33,-  600. He got the visitor (Editor Young)  to put a private mark on them Avhile he  and Sam turned their backs, and also got  him to Avrite on them their three names.  Sam proposed that the Indian should  uoav alloAV them to return to Calgary  Avith the bars.  "No," replied Pecheco firmly placing  his foot doAvn." As long as I have that  gold I've got my foot on solid ground; if  I let it go Avith a stranger my foot will  be on quick sand."  "But this gentleman (Editor Young)  is squar and honest and I kin trust  him," urged Sam.  "O yes," retorted Pechecko like a  flash, "that's AA'hat you thought about  the little white faced, nice talking felloAV  on the cars that swindled you out of  $150."  "I would give anything if that had not  happened," Avhispered Sana. "Pechecko  has not got the same confidence in me  that he used to haA'e before that."  After some further parley the Indian  said he would be content if the banker  in Calgary sent him $11,000 as his share  of the proceeds of the gold. And as that  Avas the only thing he would agree to,  and Sam explained that if he once got  "contrary" nothing could be done Avith  him, it was decided to return to Calgary  and report, the Indian having previously  required, the visitor (Editor Young) to  take an oath of secrecy.  OOLI>   OUTPUT   OF   THE   WOULD.  All the gold mined in the world from  the date of the discovery of America to  the close of the fiscal year of 1895 is  placed by [the statisticians at ��8,781.-  858,700.  It is interesting to knoAv that nearly  half of this total for OA'er 400 years has  been taken out of three countries in less  than fifty years. Since the days of'49  California'and the contiguous gold fields  have gh-en up $2,035,416,000. Gold was  discoA-ered in Australia in 1851, in New  South Wales, Ncav Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western  Australia, and the total output to date  is ��1,655,713,000. Gold in South Africa,  or, to be exact, in the South African  Republic, has only been of ininortaiice  since 1890, and the total at tlie end of  the first six months of 1893 was a little  less than $212,000,000. The precious  metal to-day being A-ielded at an annual  rate of ��36,000,000 ih the United States,  ��35,500,0000 in Australia and 830,000,-  000 in South Africa. But little is ever  heard of the enormous fortunes that  must have been made in Australia.  This is due to the fact that the principal  mines are operated by syndicates of  English capitalists. Tlie name that is  pre-eminent in the historvof Australian  gold fields is that of "Money" Miller.  avIio is said to haA'e retired with a fortune of ��25,000,000. not large enough to  make him conspicuous should he live.in  California.  The wealth of the South African .Republic has .been divided among fewer  men. Barnev Barnato is said to haA'e  been Avorth ��200,000.000. Alfred Belt is  the reputed oAvner of ��100.000.000, Cecil  Rhodes of 850,000,000, and the -greatest  of all is I. B. Robinson, avIio is supposed  to command ��250.000,000. all taken out  of the Rand.  The list of Americans who have become many times millionaires through  gold mines, Avith incidental silver, is a  long one.  Fully one-half of the ��2,000,000,000  taken out of the mountains of the Pacifie  Slope is divided among less than twenty  men.  BURTON CITY  British Columbia.  Ho! for Burton City, the  quartz and placer G-old Mining camp of the Slocan.  BURTON CITY  GOIXG    TO   NEAV   DENVEU.  H.  ware  T. Bragdon,  merchant,  Trail's pioneer hard-  has   sold   his   store  building" and is packing his hardware  to  moving it to New  Avill engage  in busi-  to move  BANKER -MGREGOR ROPED IX.  The rest and most interesting part of  the story Mr. Young tells far too  modestly, considering the conspicuous  part he plays in it, so Ave must have  recourse to the columns of another  Herald than that of Editor Young-, the  Revelstoke Herald:  " Mr. Young returned to Calgary to  report to Mr. McGregor, and the next  train brought them both back to Revelstoke with a valise containing ��11,000  in cash, Avhieh Avas to be paid clown as  first instalment on the mine, it being  brick,  which was  agreed that the gold  valued at ��30,000, Avas to be left in the  hands of the Calgary men as security.  On arriving here thVv registered as J.  J. Young and friend at the Hotel Revel-  stoke, and in the grey of the morning-  set out Avith FoAvler up the Big Bend  trail. After proceeding some distance  they came upon an Indian in a tent by  the trail, Avho assured them that it was  a fact that there Avas "heap plenty gold"  in FoAvler's mine.  "This unsolicited and unexpected  testimonial to the bona fide of the property seems to have been regarded as  settling the matter. Mr. McGreg'or  presented the untutored savage with  his walking cane as a slight testimonial  of regard and esteem, and returning to  the hotel handed over $11,000 to the  gentleman from Montana, and left on  the No. 2 for Galgary Avith the gold  brick. Needless to say, Mr. FoAvler of  Montana did not stand upon the order  of his going, but Avent at once, omitting  the useless ceremony of leaving his  future address.  " When subjected to expert scrutiny  in Calgary, it soon became apparent  that tlie assay made by G. D. Scott of  Spokane, contained a "considerable element of imagination. The brick went  about ��100 in gold and the balance brass  filings.  "An inspector is in charge of the Calgary branch of the Molson's Bank, the  bank's solicitor, Mr. J. A. Bangs and a  Mounted Police detective, Staff-Serg-.  F. Brook, were in Revelstoke on Friday, seeking traces of the ingenious Mr.  Fowler of Montana."  stock preparatory  Denver, where he  ness.   He expects to be ready  by the first of next Aveek.  Mr. Bragdon is a pioneer of Trail.  He opened" his store here tAvo years ago  and has been closely identified Avith the  groAvth of Trail. No toAvn could possess  a better citizen than Mr. Bragdon, and.  his Trail friends eirvy New Denver iii  having enveigled him"to. the "American  Lucerne."  With Mr. Bragdon go Mrs. Brag-don  and Mr. and Mrs. George Hurley. New  Denver has not, never has had and  neA'er Avill have four better citizens than  the quartette Avho are leaving Trail to  better themselves financially in the  future metroplis of the Slocan country.  ���Trail Creek Miner.  This town  can   boast  having had the largest Smelter returns in Gold of any  camp in the Slocan.  BURTON CITY  will, be placed on the market  on July 15th. Get in on the  opening sale. Size of lots,  30x120",' with LO-foot alley;  price, $100 and $150 on the  business streets: but only a  limited number will be sold  at that price.  BURTON CITY  is one of the few townsites in  West Kootenay that can give  a perfect title; terms, 1-3  cash, balance three and six  months.  BURTON CITY  Has ;i saw mill running full blast. Xo trouble  in. this town to get Lumber to build. Burton  City requires a- moat market to supply about,  500 men in the hills, besides the town trade.  Burton wants a Drug Store: Burton wants  another hotel: Burton wants another express  and livery stable: Burton wants some stores  and offices to rent.  BURTON CITY  Is destined to become the best mining town  on the Arrow Lake. Burton City is a beautiful level townsite, and it has now the government road where all tlie mineral on Cariboo creek will be shipped and all supplies for  the mines will bo taken from. All goods for  the interior must go off here and consequently  it will be a great commercial town. No better  l>lace in the Slocan to head for before settling anywhere. Don't.fail to see Burton. It is  sxirrounded by strong syndicates and is sure  to win.  For particulars and maps apply to  A. U. BEATTIE,  General  Agent, who attends to issuing all  agreementsandconfirmsa.il sales.  Burton City, B. C.  Brandon, B. 0,  Weber Square Piano, excellent condition, for sale, S150, or iwill exchange  for diamonds.   Box 226, Trail. B.C.  To dine at the Filbert, in Sandon,  should be the aim of all lovers of good  living.        _  ___,"f  The .Filbert, in Sandon, is noted for  the delicate flavor of its morning cocktails. " f  fnpti E IV^ASLO HOTEL  Assay Price List  Family & Commercial.  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each   Gold. Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver.   Silver and Lead    Copper (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead   Gold and Copi>er    Silver and Cop|>er   Gold, Silver and Copper   Platinum   Mercury '���..-.   Iron or Manganese   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth, Tin. Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon, ArolatileMatter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal).  .  Terms: '.Cash With Sample.  June 20th. 1895.  81.50  8 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  ���1 00  2 50  2 50  .<! 00  5 00  2 (XI  2.00  2 00  A 00  ���1 0  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  L  arge  And  Comfortable  �����&��     Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  ONTARIO    GOJOD    FIELDS.  Placer   Mining  That   Yields  the Ton.  S-iO.OOO to  the heading "Klondike Eclips-  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  Mining Properties of  all kinds wan ted for  English market.  Send full particulars to  Mining Broker,  RICHARD  P. O. Box 750  PLEAVMAK  Rossland, "B.  MADK  THE   KHUTOR S    KYES   ISULGK.  Sain then unwrapped the two bars  and, strong man though he was, carried  them over with an effort, laying them  down at the feet of tiie stranger and  going back to tlie Indian Avho stood about  26 yards away, to bring over an augur  and a pair of scales. These, Sam explained, had been bought for them by  old Jim Stanford, of Kamloops, who had  gone to Ashcroft to see them after reading in the paper of their arrival.  With the tools mentioned the Calgary  man proceeded to bore out samples of  the gold, and to weigh the bars. They  were 22)4 inches long, 3 inches thick,  weighed 135 lbs., and  made as pretty  a  Under  ed," the Eat Portage News says: Excitement runs high here over a recent j  discovery of rich placer mining near '  Hay Island, about ten miles south of'  Rat Portage. While out prospecting]  in tiie vicinity Frank Moore, who is ;  well knoAvn as one of the best prospec- j  tors in tlie district, ran across deposits :  of black sand and decomposed rock on '  the beach of Big Stone Bay, and out o i  curiosity took up a handful of it to pan; j  same as they do in the Yukon, and to  his amazement small particles of gold |  ���began to assert themselves. As Frank \  had been reading of the Klondike and |  its Avonderful gold-producing sand, he I  could hardly believe for a minute but I  that he was dreaming. The paning!  made from SB to S3 and from the hand- j  ful brought in and AvhicliAvas separated I  bv Mr. Heys, the assaver, it Avill go i  from 830,000 to 840,000 to the ton. !  A panning can be seen at Chalmers & !  Heys' office. Avhere OArer a hundred !  people haAre seen it, all of Avhom without i  exception pronounced it the richest find !  they ever saw. Old experienced miners j  from all parts of the world say it beats I  anything they ever heard of and assert j  that the Yukon country is not in it. I  The size of small peas can be seen  and unlike the Klondike gold it is almost pure, being- about 21 karats. From  the samples of sand brought in it Avill  easily pan So to a panning, and as a  quart of the placer is the quantity that  could be used to advantage at a time it  readily sIioavs the richness of the deposit. From measurements taken the  vein or deposit is over 10 feet in width  and easilv obtained.  By sending*  10 cents  to The Ledge,  Nott D��nrer  You can obtain a complete copy of  Carlyle's  Report  on the Slocan.  BC,  a ��� a  Two 10x15 jobbers; one a Gordon and the other  an Excelsior, now  called the Eclipse.  ISih/etfton Drug Stonel  The Standard  Pevfutnes  Of the Wotrld.  Lubin's Jockey Club  Atkinson's White Rose  Seely's Ylang Ylang  Rogers & G-allet's Peau d'Espagne  and others of the best.  The best Toilet Powders,  Puffs, Toilet Waters,  Finest Toilet Soaps,  Creams, Etc.  Lilac Cream is unsurpassed  by any toilet article.  Drugs and Stationery.  SIIiVEHTO^, B.  C.  JVLPLTHESOrJ, PPoptuetOF  Sewmarket  (.(36).)  <rC^>  FS>  Hotel, in New Denver, has been enlarged  and all the rooms plastered. New carpets  and neAV furniture throughout make the house  a marvel of comfort and elegance. With  28 rooms, and its beautiful situation amidst the  finest scenery in America, this hotel is unsurpassed in all Kootenay.  H. STEGE, Prop.  mhwbim  cany the stock���the largest in the Slocan-  rooms  Kootenay, in show  3,000 feet of floor space  covering  Everything for a Mansion or Cottage at  One hundred dozen of chairs to select from  direct from the factories at prices low as the  lowest. D. M.  CROWLEY,  practical up  holsterer, with a staff of mechanics, can make  anything to order.  Undertaking a Specialty.  Note the address:  Sixth Street.  Above the Ledge office,  New Denver.  Freight paid on goods to Sandon, Slocan City and all Lake points.  R. T. LOWERY.  The new addition to the   LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  jst^kxjsi3,        -        -        BO.  E,Parris& Co.,  SLOCAN  CITY  and   TEN   MILE.  A full line of Prospectors' and Miners  Supplies at TenMile Store.  Mrs. S, S. Warner.  KASLO, B.C.  riiss E. P. Case.  The LaRgham,  Is a new house, newly furnished in the latest style;   has the benefits of all modern conveniences,  electric lighted, steam heated, bath rooms, etc.       It has large, airy rooms and affords the most comfortable  and commodious accommodations in the Kootenay.  and get the best room in town at no greater expense,  or resident families.       Corner 5th and Avenue A.  Go direct to The Langham when you arrive in Kaslo,  This house offers special inducements to large parties ^tjrth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 19, 1897.  3  OVERLAND TO YUKON  How the Klondike can be Reached  by Wagons and Pack Trains.  A TRIP MADE MANY YEARS AGO  k.v  ;i    Itoute    Through     the   Northwest  Territory���No    Perilous'  Mountains     to      Climb.  the  most feasible  gold fields ��is now  throughout  the length  The question of  route to the Yukon  being debated  and breadth of North America. It is  an important subject, in view of the  rush of people to the inhospital interior  of the .northern mountainous region,  and should be carefully studied by those  who contemplate the adventurous journey in search of the precious yellow  metal. Just now the public press teems  with articles advocating the routes  most frequented having their starting-  points on the Pacilic coast. , The two  routes best known ;are .via Dyea, over  the Chilkoot Pass, thence down the  Lewis river, which is a branch of the  Yukon, land via the Yukon from St.  Michael's by steamer. The iirst is arduous and fraught with many dangers,  while the second is long, tedious and  expensive, and has at the present time  a very limited steamboat service. People who live on the coast will doubtless  continue to use these routes, but the  most of those who. start from the east  side of the mountains will probably next  year find their way to the gold fields  along the route, or nearly so, followed  by the late Robert Campbell, when he  discovered the head waters of mighty  Yukon.  Mr. Campbell started from Fort Simpson, on the Mackenzie river, and  proceeded up the Liard river to Fort  Halkett, iwliere he outfitted for the  trip over the divide. One hundred  miles, above Halkett he entered a  magnificent lake, which he callad Lake  Frances in honor of Lady Simpson.  From Halkett to this lake the Liard is  serpentine, with a swift current aud  flanked on both sides with chains of  mountains. This is the most difficult  part of the route, and the rushing  waters make navigation dangerous,  even for small boats, but the passages  have been made safely time and again  by Hudson's Bay voyageurs, miners  and other travellers. However, as will  be shown  further on, this part of the  and much gold wfll be found south and  east of where the present finds are being made. Probably many of those  who go this way will not go to the  Yukon, as they will make strikes along  the route on the numerous gold bearing  streams. The interior of the Athabasca  and Yukon districts have scarcely yet  j been prospected, and it is safe to say  | that there iwill soon be greater discoveries than those of Klondike and  neighboring diggings. When the writer was making a tour along the north  coast of British Columbia in 1891 he saw  much gold dust and nuggets at the  trading posts at the mouth of Skeena  river,and at- Port Simpson, near the  mouth of tlie Nass river. The nuggets  were brought to Port Simpson by Indians from the interior, and were washed from surface sands in small streams.  The dust brought down the Skeena  river was also washed out by the Indians, who do not penetrate the interior  very far. The Indians guard the  whereabouts of tlie deposits religiouslv,  but they will without doubt be brought  to light"sooner or later by the sturdy  and intrepid prospectors.  A    1'IONKEK   DRUGGIST.  Anxious to  IMcattc  For  Itut Not  KeSUltH.  Responsible  We had four of five saloons and one  grocery at Cedar Hill, when the outfit  of a man named Dayton arrived. He  had seven pack mules loaded with  goods, and after a day or two he unpacked and set up for business and  hung out a sign reading, "Dry Goods,  Clothing, Hardware, Groceries, Boots  & Shoes, Tinware; also Drug,Store."  The shanty which he occupied for a  store Avas about fourteen feet square,  and he had everything packed in a  heap.  The drug store was an innovation.  It was not only the first to be established at Cedar Hill, but the only one for  two hundred miles around, and we .were  inclined to look upon the druggist with  awe and respect. We were a very  healthy lot up there, and, aside from  accident, no man had lost a day for six  months. No sooner was that drugstore opened for business, however,  than most of us felt a yearning, Hiram  Davis hit the nail on the head, when he  said to the crowd: "Boys, that drug  store reminds me of home and of the old  woman and children. Jest think of  pills and salts and calomel and quinine !  Civilizashun has come knocking at our  doors, and it's our solemn dooty to feel  bad and buy sunthin'."  Plenty of'us began to  '-feel bad," but  wouunu  ^..u.iv,.   v,..,    t    , when we came to" buying something we  river can be avoided, and navigable | found that the druggist was doing busk  waters reached by a shorter and less j ness on a line of liis own. When Abe  laborious way. Proceedingup the south j Smallman dropped in to get a dose of  branch of Lake Frances for 30 miles, I calomel for his liver, which was doing  Mr. Campbell came to another body of.} business seven clays in the week and in  water, which he named Finlayson lake j need of no encouragement of any sort,  and  river.   This water stretch is at the j Mr. Dayton said to him :  ' il'l bought this drug store outfit of a  tenderfoot down  at Grass Valley.    He  calamity, and were gradually getting  our confidence back, when a man nain-  ed Grimshaw got something for chills.  The druggist wouldn't recommend it,  as usual, but it had been marked by  the tenderfoot as "Good for Chills."   It  Sroved to be. One dose removed Mr.  rrimshaAv from this chilly world, and  over his grave we held a"public meeting, and  ���'Whereas, It bein' only a question  of time when our drug store will kill off  every man in Cedar Hill; and,  "Whereas, We owe a dooty to ourselves and them as has gone: now  tharfore  "Resolved, That one or tother of us  has got to git."  The "tother" Avas the drug store.  After a general consultation, we made  up a shake-purse of fifty dollars to buy  all the drugs left on hand, and after  everybody had given himself one last  dose' of whatever he fancied, the remainder was thrown into a ravine, and  Mr. Dayton turned his attention en-  - American Drug-  Rosebery  The northern connecting- point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.  safe harbor north of  tirelv to other lines.  gist.  THE    TRAIL    liLAZEK.  Danny  smoke  It has  height of land, and during high water  flows both towards the Arctic and  Pacific oceans. Leaving Finlayson  lake Mr. Campbell and his companions  walked down the west slope of the  Rockies and on the second day came in  sight of the beautiful river which he  named the Pelly, and which by subsequent explorations he discovered to  be the Yukon.  InlSltfhe descended the Pelly from  was sick and discouraged and wanted  to go back home. I don't-know much  about the business myself. I'll hunt up  the calomel and self it to you, but 1  won't be responsible for the results."  '���'What d'ye mean by results?" queried Abe.  "Well, I've got calomel, arsenic,salts,  and a lot of other things all .mixed up  the point where he had first reached it, \ here, and I'm not. going to guarantee  at Pelly Banks, from Finlayson lake, j anything. Mebbe it'll ne calomel and  He describes it as a  nice flowing cur- j mebbe not."  rent, with only one obstacle to naviga-1 We all shied off for a day or two at  tion, a heavy 'rapid about twenty-five | that, but when we came to think it over  miles below'the Banks, which he nam- \ avc. rather liked the uncertainty, and  ed Houle's rapids, after the interpreter j we rather liked the uncertainly, and  Avho Avas Avith'him. He Avent to the I the druggist Avas kept busy Avith our  mouth of the LcAvis riA*cr, where it joins j purchases. Some of his liquids and  the Pelly or Yukon, and then; establish- poAvders Avere in bottles or papers, duly  ed Fort Selkirk. He afterwards Avent  to Fort Yukon, situated at the junction  of the Yukon and Porcupine rivers.  Ascending the Porcupine to La Pierre's  house he made a portage of seventy  miles to Fort Macpherson, on the Peel,  and thence back to Fort Simpson, by  the Mackenzie, thus completing a circuit of several thousand miles on water  stretches that Avere almost linked together. In high waters steamers can  ascend the Pelly to Houle's rapids.  Mr. Campbell relates that the scenery  on the Pelly and the Finlayson, Frances  and Liard "is charming, and that the  country abounds in large and small  game,"and the rivers and lakes with  line'fish. He also states that theiclimate  is more agreeable than on the eastern  slope of the same latitude.  In view of the-necessity for an easy  route to and from the Yukon'gold fields,  the foregoing facts are most interesting. There lis undoubtedly a project  on foot to establish such a route east of  the mountains, and next soring Avill see  it an accomplished fact. The route by  Fort MacPherson and the Porcupine is  longer, and the traveller Avould find  himself at Fort Yukon, 350 miles beloAV  abeled, and some of the powders Avere  in parcels without a label on them. If  anybody asked for Epsom salts, for instance, the druggist Avould fish around  under the heap of boots, and shoes; and  clothing till he got hold of a box or  parcel, and, bringing it out, he Avould  say:  "'All L knoAv about this stuff is that it  ain't copperas. 1 took a parcel of copperas on a debt once, and so I Iciioav the  stuff Avhen 1 see it. If you Avant to run  chances you can take it along."  Most everybody Avas Avilling to run  chances, and for tAvo Aveeks all Avent  Avell. If nobody Avas made any better,  nobody Avas imule any worse, and the  druggist did a rushing business. Then  came an afternoon on Avhich old Joe  Crosby laid down his Avorking tools and  announced that he Avas "off his feed,"  and got to have something to Avork off a  bilious attack.  "I can't say Avhat's good for it," said  the druggist", "but I'll tish up a lot of  packages and you can take your oavii  choice."  He laid out ten parcels on the counter  and old Joe Avet the tip of his finger and  tasted the contents of each in succes-  Forty-Mile creek, up to which he would I sion. He finally found one to suit his  have to track his boat against a SAvift palate, at least, and he bought a dollar's  current.   However, a pack trail from j Avorth and Avent off to his shanty to  pat  the  La Perries House, on the Porcupine, in , dose. Half an hour later he Avas taken  an air line to the Pelly. Avould land one j Avith violent cramps, and inside of tAvo  right in the heart of the diggings. But j hours he Avas dead. A move Avas made  the route that avUI likely be adopted j on the druggist, but the smiling and  Avill be approached from' Edmonton to \ urbane Mr." Dayton replied :  Athabasca Landing,thence across coun-1 "Gentleman," it might have been  trv Avith pack trains or Avagons to j powdered borax, or it might have been  Lesser Slave lake, thence to Fort Dun-1 arsenic. I can't tell the '"difference be-  vegan on the Peace river, thence again I tAveen the tAvo, and T have been free to  by pack trail to the Nelson river, "and j say so. I gave him good. Aveight and  oh to the Dease river, Avhere it joins the ! he took his chances."  Liard. Bridging the Dease the pack ; Our purchases Avere light for the next |  trail could be continued right on to the ! Aveek, but in time Ave got over the scare  Pellv or the Frances aiid Finlayson : and Avent to buying again. A fortnight  lake's might be utilized, as the inter-! after the death of Crosby a man named  section of the Frances Avith the Liard j Healy AA-as made terrible sick | for two  is just at the same point as the junction. j or three days by a dose of some un-  knoAvn   stuff,   and  the next   day Sile  Warner entered the drug store to say :  of the Dease and Liard. In this connection it may be said that there are  already pack trails for a good part of  the distance along this route, which  have been used for years by the Hudson's Bay Company, miners, traders  and hunters. The ascent of tlie mountain rang-es is comparatively easy, and  there is a good deal of open country betAveen the summit and Pelly. As has  already been intimated,the Avhole of the  journey from Athabasca Landing to the  Pelly, a distance of about 900 miles,  might be made Avith pack horses, and a  Avagon road might be made at a reasonable expenditure.  GOLD IN  OTHER Sl'OTS.  On reaching the Pelly the gold seeker  by this route Avould be less than 200  miles aboA'e the present gold fields,  with a gently floAving current, interrupted by only one rapid, to bear his  craft to the Mecca. All the river beds  south-east of the Yukon are auriferous,  I ain't feelin' jest as I orter, and 1  Avant sunthin' to brace me up. Ken ye  recommend a bracer ?"  "I never recommend," Avas the reply.  '���Here's the bottle and here's the packages. They may brace or they may lay  you out." "  "Wall, this is a Avorld of chance."  continued Sile, as he paAved the stuff  over, "and I'll take a dollar's Avorth of  this stuff in the bottle. It'll A\-ct the  throat when it goes doAvn, anyAvay."  The stuff Avas probably laudanum, for  Sile never Avoke up from that night's  sleep. His chum went over to give the  druggist fits about the matter, but Mr.  Dayton headed him off Avith :  ''Dead, eh?   Sorry to hear it, but he  took his chances.   I will uoav label that  bottle -poison.' and  should any of you  Avish to commit  suicide you Avill knoAv ;  Avhat to ask for." [  We tried to brace up after the second j  Says Danny McPherson to  McCuaig, "Where does that  come from up Ciirpenter creek,  such a delicious aroma."  "Oh !" savs Dany McCuaig. "That is  caused bv the people of Sandon si  ing the Trail Blazer Cigar."  mok-  Undertaking and embalming at Ioav-  est rates at D. M. CroAA-ley's, NeA\-  DenA'cr. ' t  To the inhabitants  of New Denver  and all  Slocan Lake  Points;  Many have received BEXEFIT  from . my Optical   Department,  Why not You?  You who have tried common  Spectacles in vain, and suffered from eye strain, causing  Nervous Headache, Etc.  It .will pay you to come to  SAXDOX and have your eyes  properly tested and fitted Avith  suitable glasses.  This is the only remedy when  your trouble arises from Defective Eyesight, and should  be attended to at once. I have  one of the best trial cases made  and can give you the best service.  Eyes tested Free.  O. AV. GRIMMETT,  Jeweler and Optician, Sandon, 15.C.  FRED J, SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Rosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring  their families.  Eosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast.     You cannot  | afford to Avait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are noAv grading and clearing  the townsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  j Is destined to be the distributing cen-  ! tre 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, $ cash; balance three and six  months.  For fuil particulars apply to   ���  A. M. BEATTIE,     '  General Agent.  ��'' -��� m((k zmlfk eullfk mlfk dullfe j  DR. A. MILLOY, :  Room 3, Filbert Hotel, opp.  Postoflice. Sandon.  is  J^��!  SHEERAN & O'RAY,  Freight and Transfer Stables.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings a!wavs on hand.  Pack train and Saddles in connection. All work done with despatch  at moderate cnarges.  The Job  reem  of  The Ledge  \  Is the finest west of the Red River   The  Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay, and can do  finer work than any print shop  west of Lake Superior.    There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered, The Ledge is  lower than anv. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail, express, freight or  pack train    If you are in the Slocan  metropolis call  in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, or allow the cyclone  caused by our fast cylinder press to blow your plug hat out ot the  rear tunnel. Come in folks Avhen you have any job printing to  do, or cash that is too heavy to carry, and Ave Avill give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.     Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  And yon  will feel as though  yon were having  a Holiday in  Paradise. ^&&&&^m^  The smoke  from the ^n  BLA  '^��  Will be seen in  many mountain saloons  before the hills are  much older^^'.^.^^^:  ;*j THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 19, 1897.  Fourth Yea"  i  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months .. .* .7.r��  Six        ���"  1.2.5  Twelve-" -'.00  Thkke ykars ..  S.00  ��� Transient Advertising, -'5 cents i>er line first in  sertion, 10 cents tier line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications ujioii IiA-e topics  always acceptable. AVrite on both sides of the  pa])er if you wish. Always send something' good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and Ave Anil do thy rest  "A  PHAT    TAKE.'  TEURSDAY, AUGUST 19. 1897.  PASSING   ON    THE   RESPONSIBILITY  Modern statesmanship, as practised  by civilised nations, consists chiefly  in passing-on the responsibility. In  this respect Canada can claim a place  among the most advanced. The aim  of every government is to get through  as best it can and bequeath all its  difficulties to the government that  comes after it, and the object of every  generation of humanity is to dodge  immediate calamity, and to pass the  cataclysm on to the generation which  is to follow. Politics in general is  simply the science of not caring a  straw for posterity, and the world has  practised this art so long that posterity, as a rule, has had a bad time  of it.  Everything that is moveable or  negotiable has been traded off at  some period or other in the worlds  history, with a joyous disregard for  the fact that the people who are to  come have had no voice in the disposal of their birthright, and but for  the fact, that the planet itself is, in a  great measure, a fixture, it Avould  most likely have been mortgaged out  of its orbit, and the men of future  ages would have been left with no  solid resting-place or permanent  habitation.  As it-is.the landlord owns the earth  and reluctantly allows the rest of  humanity to walk on it because there  is no other place to put them. Their  presence is of course objectionable and  leads to the wear and tear ot a sphere  which is private property, and if they  could be thrown into the air and prevented from coming down 'again the  advantages would be manifest.  When the statesmen ot the past sold  or gave away the earth,   they Avere  doubtless aware that posterity Avould  want some solid substance to sit doAvn  upon, but,   as usual, thoy  passed on  the responsibility.    The purchasers  of the planet beingunable to lift the;r  property   and   carry   it away  with  them and deposit it in a safe place,  their position never became absolutely secure; but they and their descendants have camped on top of their  goods ever since and Avarned off the  rest of humanity.   These latter, of  course, have no right or license to be  there at all,   for the world was practically all sold before they came, and  no man has any  business on a globe  which belongs to somebody else; but  as thej' cannot be got rid of the landlord puts up with their presence, and  charges them for standing room.  The arrangement is an eminently  cumbersome one, but the man who  invented it���whoever he might be���  passed it on as a temporary expedient  and it has been passed on persistently  ever since.  Some day the world will repudiate  the old debts 3f its ancestors, the old  landlords and land titles, the ancient  laws   and precedents together Avith  hereditary monarchs and aristocrats  and monopolists, and all the inherited  ,   lumber of antiquity in one comprehensive act, on the ground that it is  weary to death of its ancestors and  can carry the burden  no longer.    It  will lealise for the first time that all  men are born  free and equal���that  the son of the statesman and the millionaire must start on  precisely the  same footing as the son of tlie assassin  who was hanged or the son of the outcast who died in the gutter. .In short,  the   Avorld   will  understand at last  that its ancestors are dead  and for  gotten and turned to grass,   and that  to Avhoop for grass is folly,   and  to  fight   for  grass   is   ignorance   and  bigotry and to die for grass is rampant  madness, for grass is only hay at the j  best, and hay is a common vegetable j  which is sold by the ton and cut up|  into chaff and given to the coav i  And when tlie -Avorld ceases to1  scream about its ancestors it avUI also j  cease to cherish the hallowed drivel i  which their ancestors left behind!  them, and it will lose its reverence!  for the 'ineient abuses which it has i  valued because they were old and \  cracked and decrepit; and it will'  give up trying to pass its responsibilities on to posterity because posterity  -will refuse to take them over.  John H. Houston is the Mayor of  that city of white pants, Nelson. We  do not know what the H. stands for  in his name. Probably hell as he  once was a large dealer in that  article, and always stood pat Avhen  indignant individuals rushed into his  print shop to annihilate him. He  Avas ahArays prepared for any bluffs  that might be made, and never held  less than a pair of scissors. As a  journalist he has made a mark that  will not be rubbed off of the newspaper sky of this glorious country for  many moons.  John had a "phat take" the other  day phatter than the phattest take  he had ever taken. The Council of  that city, where-the'chappie's seem  to be indigenous to the soil, forced a  salary of $2,000 a year upon John.  He protested strongly against it, but  all his pleadings were in vain. He  had to take his medicine, Avhich  serves an editor right for being mayor  of a town. We have no sympathy  for John in the matter. He might  have .''known that this calamity would  come sooner or later, and could have  avoided it by sticking to his old profession. Just think of the immense  care and worry John Avill have over  that-$2,000. It might cause him to  walk over to Robson oftener, and  perhaps he will never again know  the sweet agony of being Avithout a  bank account when a band of shy-  locks are camped on your trail,  Then again when the world knows  about it look at the army of females  Avho Avill flash all kinds of matrimonial   schemes   upon   John,    and   the  charitable and religious institutions  who will nail him to the cross if he  does not dig up for the heathen.   See  the thousands of old prints, prospectors and others who will congratulate  John upon his good fortune, and then  strike him for a fare to New Denver  or some other noted locality.   Listen  to the battered veterans of a hundred  mining excitements how they talk  about   a   stake   for   the   Klondike.  These and a thousand other inflictions  John Avill have to endure,   and it is  almost impossible to hold back sympathy from him in this great trouble.  We would not change positions Avith  him for the Yukon river and all its  tributaries.    Rather than   have  the  worry of nursing $2,000 we would live  on scenery and  write puffs for the  lovely public who thoroughly admire  our paper,   but seem to know  right  well that money is a  bad thing for  editors.  BLATANT    FOOLS.  There are many fools in the United  States and some of them are working  on papers.   We know this from reading the many articles directed against  Canada since the Klondike became  fashionable.    These   Avindy   editors,  many of whom would cry for their  mothers if they heard a gun go off,  puff and Woav about the United States  and Avhat it can do in the  way of a  fight.   Tney seem to think all they  have to do is to send a  worm-laden  gunboat and some fellows dressed in  blue  over  the   line  and   that   the  Canucks Avill threw down their hands  in the discard and give up the country Avithout firing a shot.   All this  sort of stuff is pure rot, Avritten by ignorant men who like to  see their  wind in print.     The  United States  has no particular record as a nation  of warriors.   In the late civil war the  federal army-would have been blotted  off the earth if it had not been for the  Canadians, Irish, Swedes and others,  many of Avhom could not speak English.    It Avas foreigners who saved  the Union from destruction,   and as  70,000 Canadians wore the blue it is  safe to say that Canada did her share  in defeating the Southern Confederacy.  It is time that all this fool talk  against Canada was stopped. It can  do no good and it may cause considerable friction between two countries where all should be peace and  harmony. The good Americans; so  numerous in Kootenay, are loud in  their praise of their treatment by the  people of Canada and many of them  are heartily ashamed of the unkindly  action of the United States towards a  next door neighbor.  GENTLE    BUT    FALSE.  That great smooth man, Frank  Fletcher, of Nelson, does not like the  way the Slocan City Pioneer roasts  him, and he offers to furnish a headstone and epitaph if somebody will  ' 'plant" the editor of that sheet. This  is a fine state of affairs, and should  be looked into by the Government,  provided Fletcher is in earnest. We  think he is joking, as from ourexperi-  with him we can truthfully say that  he is one of the most gentle and costly  apostles of Ananias we have ever  had the misfortune to do business with.  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-  vue a\'e. New Denver. B C.  HOTELtS OF KOOTEflflV  THE NEWMARKET,  New Denver, H. Stege  ST. JAMES.  New Denver,  Angrignon Bros.  Provincial Mineralogist Car-  lyle has found, owing to his rambles  in West Kootenay, that many prospectors abuse the mineral act by  shirking their assessment work. This  they do by re-locating, and thus large  areas are staked off and no Avork  done beyond the driving of the  stakes. That is. the dishonest prospector does no Avork and he prevents  anybody else from opening up the  territory. Mr. Carlyle thinks to  remedy this by an amendment to the  mineral act by which the locator  shall be required to do $100 of Avork  on his claim before being permitted  to record it. .  XTf  PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S.,  ASSAY OFFICES  and Chemical Lahoratory.  Established 1890. Vancouver, B.C  For seA-eral years Avith Vivian & Sons,  Swansea, and local representatiA-e for them.  Por 5 years manager for the assayers:to the  Rio Tinto Company, London.  Canadian representative of the Cassel Gold  Extracting Co., Ltd., Glasgow. [Cyanide Process.]  All work personally superintended. Only  competent men employed.   No pupils r��r.��ivefl  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver. A. Jaeobson & Co.  THE FILBERT.  Sandon,  HOTEL  SANDON.  Sandon,  R. Gunning  THE CLIFTON HOUSR  Sandon, John Buckley  THK    AVONDERFUL    IBEX.'  MINERS    MUST    ORGANIZE.  The first duty of the Labor party,  and especially of the mining section  of that party, is to organize and see  that every man entitled to a vote is  registered and on the roll of voters.  The election for members to serve in  the next provincial parliament will  soon be upon us and it is of the  utmost consequence   that   the mining  section of the Labor party shall  be  Avell organized so as to be   able to  grapple Avith the labor question as a  well disciplined   force acting under  intelligent   guidance.     Indifference  or negligence to  this,   the first duty  ot a citizen, is simply criminal.    If,  some fine day,   Ave Avake  up to the  fact that trial by injunction has taken  the place of trial by jury,  the cause  may be traced to the apathy of the  Avorking class in  neglecting to make  themselves   heard   and  felt   at the  ballot-box.   The history of the last  legislature of British Columbia should  be a  warning to every  miner especially to gird up his loins for a contest that shall lay cheap Asiatic labor  in its final sleep, and among a hundred other legalised abuses* wipe out  the present laAv by which incorporated   companies   can   get fifty-mile  claims   on the   banks of auriferous  streams on which only Chinese labor  need be employed.     Let us see to it  that the   next   legislature   shall  be  composed of men with the ability and  determination to analyse  the Aicious  enactments iioav in  force Avhich are  largely  the  useless   lumber   of the  dead ages of   tyranical usurpation,  the palisades of property and moss-  grown     precedents    for    legalised  robbery.         Bartlett Bros.,  the well-known  packers of Sandon, recently received  a contract from that wonderful mine  (in the advertisements), the '"Ibex of  Slocan," to pack 300 tons of ore to the  railroad.    The other day,   after 81  tons had been taken down the hill,  the packers were told that there Avas  no more to take away, and that they  could give the mules a chance to eat  grass.   This seems strange,   as the  Ibex Avas advertised extensively last  winter as having nearly two million  dollars worth of ore in sight.    It was  also stated   that   the   property  had  14,000 tons  of ore in sight of high  value.   The Ledge has never said  anything against this property, although it has said considerable about  the way in Avhich the company mined for sucker rock with newspaper  tunnels.   Now   that all  the   bluster  and blow about millions in sight has  dwindled to  81   tons,    The  Ledge  would,like to know what has become  of the other 13,919  tons.   Can  it be  possible that Mister David W, King  has it in his hat ?  The Earl of Ranfurly, who has  been appointed governor of New Zealand, and is now on his way to his  post, carries Avith him no less than  sixty tons of baggage, including four  carriages and six hundred and fifty  cases of wine. The Earl will not be  bothered with-the complaint so common with Carolina governors..  The Duke of Teck, has asked the  Canadian Government to allow him  and his chartered company to govern the Klondike gold regions. The  Duke deserves a medal as a recognition of his talented gall. It is the  highest grade Ave have yet heard of  and the Duke should watch it care-  full or he may lose it in these days of  excessive competition.  Don't overlook Wilsons Hotel when  you are in Slocan City. f  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  -1- No. 71,  w. f1. m:.  Meets every Saturday nighty  C.   McNICHOLLS,   President  CHAS.' BRAND, Secretary.  ,  TTA , G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  J|,E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  HOTEL WELLINGTON,     <  Three Forks, J. S Reeder  ASSAYE^S Op &: G.  LEVI   SMITH,  Silverton.  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver. ,  J.  Silverton.  M. M. BENEDUM,  FRANK  Slocan City.  DICK,  G  AVILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,  B O  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E.  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Slocan City.  QM. WOOD WORTH, M.A., LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIL and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface ana  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.     Kaslo, B.G.  ^^^^^^^^/^^^^^^.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^,^<%.^r^<%^^.^.^^.^,^r^^^  t  i  A   LANI>   OF   TRUST.  The United States is a land of  trusts, the weakest trust of all being  the trust in God. At the last presidential election the trusts put up 200  millions of dollars to assist in the  election of McKinley. The campaign  went their way and now they have  received their reward by the increase  in tariff Avhich will enable these commercial avoIves to get their money  back by squeezing it out of the people  through the medium of higher prices  for everything they have to sell,J  The Lead Trust also had a hand in  it. Smelter men entreated Congress  not to raise the tariff on lead ores,  hut that great body could not go back  on its masters and the duty Avas raised, a faet that will cause more smelting to be done in Canada, and less in  the land of trusts. Thus it is that the  money kings and gold bugs get all  pie while their slaves have hard work  to find ordinary pork and beans.  ek of Montr  Capital (all paid up) $.12,000,000.00  Reserved fund    ::     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in] all parts of Canada, NeAvfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States. "  New Denver branch  A general banking business transacted  0  t  l'LAV    BACK.  JJKMAXD    THK    COIN.  If the people will insist upon being  paid in coin, and refuse paper money  for debts under $25, the price of silver  Avill again become patrician and associate Avith its yellow brother upon  a basis of 10 to 1. It is impossible to  keep the Avhite metal in the cellar of  demonetization much longer. When  it commences to come upstairs again  tie your hat on when you approach  the Slocan, or it may be blown aAvay  j by the air of prosperity omnipresent.  If Canada so desired she  has a  grand opportunity  to play  back at  the United States for the contemptible  manner in  Avhich that country  has  treated   a   neighbor.     It   is illegal  right now for parties   to  send  men  who are grubstaked in the United  States   to  Avork the placers   of the  Klondike.   It is a breach of the alien  labor laAv of Canada.    If Canada will  enforce this  laAv,   and  also prohibit  aliens from staking or holding quartz  or placer claims along the Klondike  or any part of Canada  they  will be  following the example of Uncle Sam.  We   are   tired of seeing   Canadians  snubbed and treated as though they  belonged to the riff-raff of Europe or  the convicts   that   come   here  from  China and Japan.    Now is the time  to assert their manhood and show the  Avorld   that   Canadians   have   some  rights in their native land.  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C,  Heavy and .Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors' Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest and best assorted stocks of Hardware in West Kootenay, and shall be pleased fo quo e prices ujion anytliinjr required in my line.  l��BftttSigMBi^yB��gS^<:-5UIR7^^ Fourth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 19, 1897.  p?Ckfcd'OFF the Dlirpp-  Wanta Noe���"What was the ' Light  that Failed?'" Punster���" Probably an  Israelite."���Brooklvn Life.  "Judge, Avould it be sufficient cause  for divorce it a man refused to let his  wife Avear bloomers?" " That is so absolutely a hypothetical question," said  the learned jurist, " that it is hardly  worth consideration. The woman Avho  wants to Avear bloomers is never the  Avoman Avhose husband has anv say."  eyes, and the other is so inflamed that  he cannot see out of it. Many of his  flock are folloAving his example.  The growth of Christianity among  the Japanese is not without opposition.  The Yorodzu Choho, Tokio, savs: " In  the; long history of Christendom Ave  knoAv of not a single case of a country  saved by it. With Montezuma's Mexico  and the Inca's Peruvian empire the  ���course of Christendom '-was absorption,  destruction, annihilation. It has killed  Madagascar, and it Avill yet kill Abyssinia, Egvpt and Morocco. What security have avc that Christendom Avill  not Will China, Corea, and even Japan,  if the opportunity offers? Christendom  ���does its destructive Avork not only by  guns and bayonets, but by nieans much  more formidable. It kills non-Christian countries by its rums and Avhiskies  and bv its foul diseases."  Some men avIio are earning large  salaries these days are Edward C. Bald,  not long ago a butcher-boy in Buffalo,  N. Y., avIio makes 810,000 a year in  salaries and prizes as a professional  bicyclist; James J. Corbett gets ��500 a  game for playing base-ball just iioav,  nnd in the theatrical season he can  make S-25,000 a A-ear. Tod Sloan, the  jockey, niakes 825,000 a year. This is  more'than three times the salary that  Secretary of State Sherman or President Elliott, of Harvard, gets. The best  paid minister in America, the Rev. John  Hall, gets only 815,000 a year.  Bicycling in excess and the use of  hard saddles by Avomen are asserted to  be direct causes of difficulty in childbirth, by a;surgeon Avriting to the.Lancet. He. describes two ��� recent cases to  proAre his point.  N. P. Willis was usually the life of  the company he chanced to be in. His  repartee at Mrs. Gales'a dinner in Washington is famous. Mrs. Gales wrote on  a card to her neice, at the other end of  the table, " Don't flirt so with Nat  Willis." She Avas herself talking'-.vivaciously to a Mr. Campbell. Willis  Avrote'the neice's reply:  '" Dear Aunt, don't attempt my young  young feelings to trammel,"  Nor"strain at a Nat Avhile vou SAvalloAv  a Campbell."  The ivifeof the late Professor Agassi/,  was one morning putting on her stockings and boots. A little scream attracted  the professor's attention. Not having  risen, lie leaned fonvard anxiously on |  his elboAV and enquired what avjis the  matter. " Why a little snake has just  crept out of my boot!" cried she. "Only  one, my dear?" interrogated the'professor, leaping out of bed; "there should  ha\re been three." He had put them  thereto keen them Avarm.  Slocan  NEW DENVER, B.C.  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 Avill receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases Avill be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privilege s of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  NeAV Denver, B.C.  Walkers' Bulletin.  Casey���" O'lll Avork no more for thot  mon Dolan." Mrs. Casey���" An'plnvy?"  Casey���" Shure 'tis on account av a remark that he made to me." Mrs. Casev  ���"Plnvat did he say?" Casey���"Sez  he, < Pat, yer discharged.' "  An experiment which demonstrated  the capacity of steel to endure greater  pressure than the hardest stone was recently made at Vienna. Corundum av,is  chosen for the stone, and small cubes of  both substances Avere placed under pressure. A Aveight of six tons smashed the  corundum, but forty-tAvo tons Avere required to crush the steel. When the  steel did give Avay, the effects are described as most remarkable. With a  loud explosion, the metal fleAv into poav-  der, and its sparks are said to have  bored minute holes in the crushing-  machine.  " Do you ahArays sav your prayers at  bedtime?" asked'the Sunday school teacher affectionately. " No, miss, not  regular, I don't,"Avas the reply. "Why,  Marv, are you not afraid to go to sleep  at night Avithout asking a blessing?"  " Not Avhen 1 sleep in the middle 1 aint,  miss."  GoArernment OAvnership of iraihvays  has been found a failure m Brazil, and  the government has offered to lease its  entire system of fourteen thousand miles  of track to any responsible company  that Avill pay a bonus of seventy millions  of dollars as rentals of the tracks, rolling-stock, and other property for a term  of fifty years, and guarantee to restore  them iii good order at the end of that  period.  The Buffalo street-car companies are  iioav receiving five thousand horse-  poAver daily of electricity from Niagara  Falls, and it is said to Avork effectiArely,  at a cost of thirty-six dollars per horsepower' per year. The company at  Nirgara Falls is doubling its plantj and  by the first of October next -will be ready  to supply thirty-thousand horse-poAver  in addition to it's present capacity. The  Avires are already being strung for the  the purpose of transmitting this poAver  to Buffalo for commercial purposes, and  the company is already making contracts to supply manufactories, printing  offices, hotels and other patrons with  both poAver and light.  Affable customer���" Yousha\*e differ-  entlv in Ireland from Avliat you do in  America,don't you?" Barber Mulligan,  just over,���-" An'in phAvat Avay, sor?"  Affable customer���" Here you mix lather, there you lather micks."���Judge.  j  Somebody once Avrote to the late  Henri Meilhac. to ask his advice as to  Iioav to become a dramatic author. " It  is a difficult career, and the trade is hot  easy," Avrote back Meilhac; " above all,  it needs success. Yes, success is the  thing- if Arou want to have talent "  BOURNE  BROS.,  DEALERS IN  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATS,   BRAN,   LTC.  |   NEW DENVER,  AU the raihvay stations in SAveden at  Avlych meals are served, are knoAvn by  a sign bearing the suggestive emblem  of a crossed knife and fork.  The acme of politeness Avas reached  by a mining superintendent Avho posted  a" placard reading: " Please do not  tumble doAvn the shaft."  Metal Quotations.  Silver, dull 54|c  Copper, easy... .$11.12  Lead, firm'. $3.85  We do a general commission business, and  invite the attention of  intending investors to  the mining and town  properties listed -with  us.  We have some snaps.  Dry and wet ore properties are obtainable  just now for very little  money.  Are you buying ?  Are you paying cash  for good properties ?  Do   you   like  properties ?  If you do  Ave  deal with you.  Slocan  want to  T. WALKER & SONS,  Ncav Denver, B.C.  V  \  and a healthy one is  ROOT     BEER.  These hot days make one wish that the great Slocan  glacier were closer.    Try our Root Beer Extract, 25c  One bottle makes five gallons.  Our Perfumes are the Finest in the World.  Nelson's Drug Store, New Denver,  Wishing to be-  SILVERTON, B. C.  ona  muMj&m  Is the leading hotel of the  city, and headquarters for  Mining and Commercial men.  The house is new, the rooms  all plastered, and the furniture in use is of the latest  and most serviceable patterns  The service in the Dining room is the best that can be  provided. The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. McCONNELL & PURCELL.  OTEL SANDON,  7ft    ^    7ft    tK    7r\    7ft  Sandon, B.C.  Cannot do letter than place their  orders with us. Perfect fit and  good work guaranteed.  Nebraska has turned out another  crank and another creed. Reuben  Beackim, pastor of a negro church at  0,Neill, says the Lord' loves one-eyed  men, and quotes Mathew vi. 26, Avhich  savs: " If therefore thine eye be single,  thy Avhole body shall be full of light."  Riieben has knocked out one of his oavii  A AVOUKin who Avas traveling alone,  not long ago, Avandered alone into a  hotel parlor. A pretty young girl at  once rushed tOAvard hoi" and breathlessly  asked what' time it Avas. SomeAvha't  astonished, the Avoinan glanced at the  big mantel clock and repeated the hour.  " Oh, thank you," said the stranger,  without any signs of going away.; " I  suppose you think it queer my asking  that," she. burst out a moment later,  " but, to tell the -truth, I did'nt Avant to  knoAv the time at all: I just had to  speak to somebody. You see, I'm on  my Avedding trip, and for a Avhole Aveek  I iiaAr'nt spoken to a soul but my husband. Why, I've hardly heard the  sound of any pne's voice but his. It  AAras really a question of my speaking  to someone or of e'oing" Avild.''  Do you Avant Ink?  Do you Avant Type ?  Do you want Stereo Plates ?  Do you A\'ant to trade Presses ?  Do you Avant to trade Paper Cutters ?  Do vou Avant Anything in the way  of Printing Material.  Co,wfffttToronto Type  Foundry Co.,Ltd.  J.C.CROME, Agent,  C'jf] Cordova Street,  OLX3       VANCOUVER, B,C.  BACK   TO    THE    LOTUS   LANDS.  Tell   me   where   you  ,   Heigh-ho!   Baljyliood!  linger.  Let's toddle  home  again,  for avc have ;:one  astray;  Take this eager hand of mine and lead me by tlie  nnirer  Back to the lotus lands of the far away.  Turn   back the leaves  of life;   don't read  the  story-  Let's find the pictures and fancy all the rest;  AVo can till the writetn pages. Avith fa brighter  glory  Than old Time, the story teller, at his best.  Turn   to  the   brook,   where  the   honey-suckle  tipping  O'er its vase of pet-fume, spills it on the breeze.  And the bee and humming bird in esctacy are  sipping  From the fairy flagons of the blooming locust  trees.  Turn   to  the  lane   where  we used to  ;l teeter-  totter,"  Printing little foot palms in the mellow mould;  Laughing at the lazy cattle wading in the water.  A\rherc the ripples dimple round'the buttercups  of gold;  Where the dusky turtle lies basking in the gravel  Of the sunny sandbar in the middle tide,  And the ghostly dragon fly pauses in his trave  To rest like a'blossom where the water lily died  Heigh-ho!     Babyhood!    Tell   me   whore   you  linger.  Let's toddle home again, for   we  have  gone  astray:  Take this eager hand of mine and lead me by the  finger  Back to tlie lotus lands of the far away.  ���James Whitcomb Riley,  THE    POOH    JACKASSES.  PRESTON    ROASTED.  Washington,   Aug.   13.���Silver    men  here are A-ery indignant at the statement  of the director of the mint in reference  to the fall in the  price of silver bullion  and its possible effect politically.    Senator SteAvart, of course, is the most vigorous in his denunciation of Preston. He  is particularly offended at the statement  that all  nations,  including Mexico, desire to get upon a gold basis.   He is said  to be largely interested in silver mines  in Mexico, and he asserts that Director  Preston is utterly ignorant of the situation in that republic.     He declares that  even a gold production of $240,000,000 of  gold annually would not fill the vacum  caused by the retirement of silver coin  from circulation.   Director Preston's estimate of the  gold   production for this  year   he   characterizes as absurd.    He  asserts   that   Mexico on a   gold   basis  would   retrograde into  barbarism, and  could not pay the interest on her foreign  debt.   He says that the man who will  talk such heresy as Preston does cannot  be relied upon to state facts Avith regard  to the production of either metal,  and  he fears that he is as ignorant of this as  he is of the principle or honesty, decency  or propriety in a public officer.     Other  silver leaders use equally strong language  in speaking of the director of the  mint.  Smoke the Trail Blazer cigar and see  the lights glimmer on  the sih-ery shore.  A 'Frisco paper has the following  sensible remarks about the fool merchants of the Pacific Coast:  "We observe that the Chambers of  Commerce of Seattle, Tacoma,  and  other Pacific Coast ports are  memorializing congress to   "retaliate" on  Canada  for collecting  her revenue  duties on the   American  goods now  going into the Klondike.    But this is  not new���Canada has been collecting  duties on American goods for many  years.   Not a Pacific Coast passenger  has ever gone across from Detroit to  Windsor,   oh the Michigan Central  line to New York  through Canada,  without having his luggage inspected  by the Canadian customs officers.  As  for "i-etaliation," this government is  already retaliating on Canada to the  tune of many millions a year.     Not  a Canadian hen can  lav a Canadian  egg for consumption  in this country  without its paying duty.  "This has been the case for years.  In fact, Ave have just raised the duty  on many Canadian products. Why,  then, all this pother? Are we to collect duties from Canada on Canadian  goods, and then must Canada let our  American goods in duty free? That  sounds like the chatter of monkeys  instead of the speech of merchants ���  if these chambers of commerce be  composed of merchants.  "It is interesting and instructive  to note that on the same day these  memorials were sent to the Secretary  of the Treasury protesting against the  Canadian duty on beans bull butter  and burros, a herd of animals was  brought into Arizona from Mexico  which had paid twelve hundred and  ninety-six dollars more duty under  the Dingley than under the Wilson  bill.  "But what of that? An American  citizen whs imports jackasses from  Mexico is performing a high and  holy function when he pays duty to  his own government on his jackasses.  But Avhen he Avants to sell jackasses  in Canada, the imposition of a jackass  duty by that government is a highhanded and brutal usurpation and a  higliAvay robbery. We hope that the  department of state, Secretary Sherman, and First Assistant-Secretary  Day Avill at once take up this question of the protesting chambers of  commerce, the wi-onged merchants,  and the unjustly taxed jackasses."  When  in   Vancouver stop nt the  Manor House. t  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R. B. THOMPSON,  AV. D. MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notary Public.  M. A. WILSON,  The reliable Slocan Tailor,  AVilliamson Block, NeAV Denver, B. C  R. STRATHERN.  Jeweler  KASLO CITY,  The only Practical,AVatchmaker  nay   District.     Orders by mail  attention.  -     B.C  the Koote-  eceive promp  in  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  well equipped to  /ike  NEW DENA'ER,  B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  First-class  brick on hand  and shipped  to any part of  the   country.  GrOETTSCHE & MAGNUSON,Pl'OpS  NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  accommodate a large  number of G-uests.     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.  Arlington Hotel  In SlocaR Gity  Is an ideal home for the weary traveler.  It is conducted in a manner befitting the  approach of the 20th  century,  which is  AV.  S. DltEWRY  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twigg  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY& TWIGG  Dominion and Pro\-incial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  A new stock of  Gents' Furnishings,  Special lines in balbreggan. Carpets, Mats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest styles in Dress Goods and  Trimmings; in silks and A-elvets and  Imttons; Sheeting and PiIIoav Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Millinery the latest style always on hand.  MRS. W   W. MERKLY.  F. L0 CASTO,  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  T IFE   INSURANCE.  The Ontario Mutual of Watreloo, Ont  offers a popular policy at moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for your own old age  And a profitable.inA-estment.  The Ontario Mutual Life���27th year.  Assets j'3,'104,908.  Full information by application to  W, D. MITCHELL, Agent,    Noav Denver, B.C,  the latest way of saying up-to-date.  Gething & fiendepsoti.  y *\KOU v g; w w A Door Co-  Ltd.,  is prepared to  furnish  ^ ^ *% *%��� ^  ^. ^  ^ <^  <%>  ^ ^  <^  ^  ���&  ���   ���%<. V: ���-%-  ^  ^   -%-   -^^^   -^  ���%.-*.   ^   -%   ��  ^-    *5*    ^-    -%.    ���%.<%-    -%���     '%,''*'%,    <%-    ^    ^-    ^    '%-  all kinds of   Rough and  Dressed  Lumber, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, etc  All dressed lumber  dry Coast  stock.  <*>  ���  ^&r ^^ *^^r  -%���    ^    ^  -%���    '%>    ^    ^  ^    ���+>    "%>  -^    ^    <&-  <^_    ^    -^.  ���^        -^,       4fr  ^        ^        <*,  ^-        "^        "^-        *%"  The assessment is $2 in dust,  Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value  If you are going to the Klondike  take a copy of THE LEDGE with  vou.  journey  seekers.  It will .cheer you on the  to   that   mecca   of  gold  We are also prepared to furnish  plans and specifications, together  with estimates on all classes of  buildings. Office and yard Nakusp,  B. C. J. M. M'GHIE, Agent.  THOS. ABR1EL  CUSTOflS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  Dealers in  Opposite New Denver, is now in operation.       Orders promptly filled.  Address letters to New Denver.  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows. 6  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 19, 1897.  Fourth  AT        ^  Yeae.  ar) s vrappicf.  It was raining, not hard, but a soft,  whispering downfall that blurred the  outlines of the hills, crowned with  glory of deodar and rhododendron, and  hardly flecked the smooth surface of  the lake that they held betAveen them.  The only tAvo Europeans out in the  dreary afternoon were a young roan and  a girl, Avho had sheltered under a rock  that overhung a hill path some 30 feet  above the water. The girl sat with  hands clasped round her knees, sailor  bat tilted OA-er her eyes and damp hair  straggling about her forehead. She was  looking across the lake at the hills  above and beyond it, and the other,  who, by his smooth young face, Avas  hardly more than a boy, Avas looking at  her. He had been playing polo. His  white breeches and long boots Avere  splashed and stained, and there Avas a  glimpHe of a jersey under tho covert  coat. He was thin and white, and his  eyes were anxious.  "You are ahvays right," he said,  "and if you were not I should still believe in you. But���is the thing so impossible?"  "It is impossible," she said. "I dare  not do it. I dare not take the best of  you now, giving my base metal for your  gold and say, 'This is my portion���only  mine.' Do not mistake my meaning. I  �� love you as well as I am able, but the  mightiest love that I can produce is not  fit to be weighed in the scale against  yours. This is not my fault; it is my  misfortune���the result, I think sometimes, of my upbringing. Thank God,  I can see my limitations, and to tie you  to me now Avould be to cripple you for  life, and in the end to damn both of us.  This is your first love, you say. ' It has  been born too soon. It may not come to  fruition. Neither shall it be poured  out for me, who am uuAvorthy. Driven  back into your heart again, it Avill leave  the poAver you uoav expend upon it to  be used to better purpose."  "You and I differ in our estimates of  you," he said. "You paint yourself all  Aveakness, all bolloAvness, all contradiction, and yet here to my poAver, as you  are pleased to call it, you oppose a will  so strong and inflexible that nothing I  can do will bend if."  "That is because I love you,"she  said. "It is the utmost I can do���my  supreme effort. If I loved j'ou a little  less, if my eyes Avere not gifted for the  time with this inner sight��� But, there,  let us put aside sentimental considerations for a moment and think of Avhat it  means from the Avorldiy point of view.  Aren't you penniless? Am I not thriftless and destitute of that femininity-���I  can't define it better���that most Avomen  get as their birthright? There's a superficial cleverness about me Avhich you, in  your honest heart, admire, but Iioav far  does it take me to getting 16 annas for  my rupee or putting a tidy hem to a  dishcloth? I can't Avorry over these  things in the approved houseAvifely fashion. It's not in me. Trifles? No, those  are the realities of life. And, even  granting that love could teach me these,  things���Avhich I doubt���still you could  not do it. Wouldn't you have to leave  the regiment and give up your place  among your equals and lose your right  to let men know you for what you are?"  "I can't put aside the consideration  that I love you better than all these  things," he said slowly. "It is the finest regiment on earth, I admit, but you  are the only Avoman: Well, yes, it Avould  mean poverty. That isAvhylam a madman to ask you to share it. But you are  not afraid of that."  "Oh, yes, I am!" she said. "lam an  arrant coward in addition to my other  shortcomings. Only I could do with it  because I have never known anything  better. You don't know what it is,  really. You have a bother to meet your  bills sometimes, and that is bad, but  they are paid somehoAV, and you don't  have to do actually anything less than  what the others do���men who have  money and interest to set against your  brains. Given time and no millstone  round your neck, you will keep level,  and then you will begin to forge ahead.  It is hard for a man to rise by sheer  worth, but it is possible, only he rnnst  have a free hand and no one to think of  but himself.  "But married��� The aspect Avould  change at once. And even though you  were still as good as other men, even  perhaps a little better, I should knoAV  what you had missed, and Avhy. Perhaps it is that I am too proud for you to  give up the best of your life for me.  That must be it. Yes, I am too proud."  "Whv should we not wait?"  "Why, indeed? Well, since you must  have it,'I have pictured it often enough.  I have seen you in this flush of your  youth at the outset of your career���and  I beli've that career will be a high one  ���set down to AA'ait for a distant happiness. You don't see me. I am removed.  I see you afraid to venture this move or  that move���and you know there are always risk* in the life game���because  jrou are waiting. I see you dulled to  what is going on around you, dulled to  the present need and the present opportunity, because you are waiting. I see  you waiting on without regret, and  gradually, gradually, the spirit is sapped out of yon, the ambition to be anything but as other men are. The fine  temper that ia in you now is numbed,  and after that there remains mediocrity,  which in you would be failure. And  for the man you should be there will  only be a somebody in the ruck, wh��ra-  Jta you were made for the van."  "v   "I don't understand. "  "No, that is my part. And then  again there is my side to look upon. I  am  to  go  away from  you  and   to be  Avithout you for years and years. I shall  neA'er forget you; I shall notecase to  love you; I shall always think of you  tenderly and hungrily, because I am  your love and ycu are mine. But, at  'the sani-; rime, I am only myself, a  poor, patchy, inconsistent thing. Other  people stronger than I,. Avill come by and  influence me more because they are  nearer than yon i.t a distance���not because they can dim the love for you,  understand."  "Can you do Avithout me?" he said.  She Avrenebcd herself away and burst  into a wild fit: of crying.  "Oh, my God, Avhat a brute I am!"  he said. "My darling���listen. Ah, stop  crying. You make my heart bleed. I  cannot assent to-what'you say of yourself, I cannot folloAV what you say of  me. You are more sensitive than I; you  catch sounds and signs where I neither  hear nor see. But I have learned enough  to know that. I only torture you by my  persistence, and that I do not move you  one inch from your position. It is your  wish that Ave should part, and so it  must be. and perhaps some day I shall  understand. I kiioav that you are making a great sacrifice and that it is for  me. You Avill forgive me if I cannot  yet see clearly wherein is the urgent  necessity. You stooped to me in your  condescension, you made me your lover  for ahvays. I loved you���I Avorship  you, and I hold it to my honor to have  bad your, love." ,  He put his arm round her again and  dreAV her head uoavu to his shoulder,  and her sobs shook him as they sat thus.  Presently tlie sobs became fewer, and  then came only at long intervals.  She spoke at last.  "It must be. I am not worth it���not  worth your loA'e. And you Avill be a  better man���yes, and in the end a bap-  pier one. EclieA'e in me if you will ,at  least it can do no harm uoav that Ave  are to be apart. Hold me close for a  minute, since it is the end. Oh, where  eould the Avorld show another such  lover?"  And from the future that Avas closing  doAvn upon them she plucked the veil  savagely.  "1 am giad. Yes, I am glad to lose  you."  "You're tired. Suppose Ave sit it out  instead of dancing?"  ' 'Yes, time will do, "said the girl.'  "I am tired."  The music had begun before the man  spoke, and tAvo or three couples swept  into the ballroom as he crossed it Avith  the girl on his arm. It Avas a stuffy  night, gemmed outside Avith the lights  of the street and of carriages moving  slOAvly before* the entrance and croAvded  within by a London semifashionable  throng, bent in a bored way upon amusement. The big hall, green Avith palms  and dark Avith carved oak, Avas full of a  kaleidoscopic mixture of bright dresses,  expansive shirt fronts, babble of voices  and laughter, and beyond there was a  glimpse of the supper room, starred  Avith lights and resounding with the  jingle of plates and glasses. The girl  and the man Avalked through together  and down a corridor to a couple of  chairs in the shelter of a Japanese  screen. Opposite them a French AvindoAV  framed a patah of garden hung about  with paper lanterns, and above that  came dusky tree tops and the stars.  The girl, Avho Avas the girl of the  hillside, leaned back in her chair and  twisted a fan about with restless fingers. Certainly at the moment she  looked tired. The man tAvirled his mustache up, first one side and then the'  other. It was touched with gray, and  his hair was flecked, too, but his face  was that of a man in his prime���masterful, square jawed and obstinate.  There was a deep line from nostril to  mouth corner, and his hands were  strong and shapely. He crossed his legs,  tilted  his  chair  back  until  he could  "���And' that isAvhat I will not do. No;  I love you, and I am going to marry  you. Let there be no mistake about it.  My love may seem rather brutal���men's  passions are brutal under some conditions���but it is a solid affair and itAvill  give yon something firm to lean upon  and to stand hy. You Avill find me a  fairly easy husband Avhen you have realized the futility of pouting at the inevitable. There is the -tenter side to my  love that Avill give you much, be proud  of you, cherish you and stick to you.  Tui not a small minded person, and I  am Avonderfnlly easy to deal with when  I have my oavd AA'ay. That will not be  very difficult to give. It only wants���  you."  "ButAA-hy���why���why?" said the girl.  "Why should Igivemyself to you? Just  to-please your passion? I am not much  of a-AVoman, but I have a soul of sorts."  "Well, partly, I suppose. You don't  expect a man to make love violently to  establish platonic friendship, do you?  But I am not a brute, though I am a  man. I have Avatched you since we met,  and I have got your character off fairly  well. You are undecided about most  things; you are obstinate in a weak  fashion; youhaveasupersensitiA'e character  that gives you   a  great deal''of  watch the girl's profile  without being  guilty of staring and spoke.  "I believe you Avanted   to speak lo  ?"  me?  "People take it for granted that I am  ���am���going to marry you. It is intolerable. "  "Ah!" He dropped his mustache and  tilted the chair back a little more.  "Why intolerable? lam told I am a  most eligible person."  She twisted the fan nervously.  "I dare say. I do not want to discuss  your eligibility. That is a matter j-jr hi eh  does not concern me. What does concern  me is that I will not be made the subject of these rumors. You knoAV hoAV  tliev come about and where the remedv  lies".''  "Said remedy being, of course, my  extinction, self produced? I know a better one.''  "No."  "Don't be in too much of a hurry with  that negative. Consider a moment. Is  it all due to my persistence and my constant presence? Doesn't some of it come  from a casual interest that you take in  me, and that sIioavs itself, as these  things Avill. to a too observant world?"  "I am not in the least in love Avith  yon. if that is what ycra mean."  ' 'Ch, no; not at all.  I am in love with  you, and that suffices���for the present.  But still, you take an interest, all the  same."  "I suppose so. It is that you fascinate  me somehow, and your obstinacy frightens me. I never met a man who was so  little moved by my wishes and nty  words."  '���'Excuse me. I shall have the greatest pleasure in gratifying some of your  wishes."  "Meaning, if I want a toy out of a  shop AvindoAV. My Avish is that you take  'no' for an ansAver and go aAvay."  pain, and the Aveapons with' Avhich you  essay to fight a rough Avorld cut your  own'hands Avhen you use them. Come  tome. I Avill do the fighting. ��� I'will  lead, and instead of falling back oh  your own judgment, too shifting to be  reliable, you Avill have me ahvays behind you to turn to. As to the love,  that will come. I fascinate you, you  say. Yon take a fearful pride in the  thought that I am your lover, because  I aw a lover in whom a woman may  well be proud. Yes, I don't care to  sham becoming modesty just now. And  that pride will father a love as strong  as most women hear to their husbands.  I don't disgust you; far from it. If you  will remember, I kissed you once, and  you"���  "That is brutal."  "No; it is only the truth, and this is  the time for plain speaking."  The conA'ersation paused for a little.  The fan twirled on, and then said the  girl:  "This ia all very kind and disinterested of yon, no doubt, but there are  plenty of other indecisive avomen in the  world sorely in need of backing. Go  and.help them."  "As I said before, I love you; hence  the present situation. You don't see  why I should, for you are not particularly beautiful; you are stiff necked;  you are not at all domesticated. Well,  I am so far in love that I can't consider  why, except it be that there is a barrier  of unapproaohableness about you that I  long to beat doAvn. I want to stir you  out of that cold blooded indifference  that you affect. I do not believe in it  either, for you are not likely to have  come to your present age without there  having been some other felloAV."  She turned upon him.  "Well, that is true; there was another man. He loved me Avith an unselfish demotion beside which this love  of yours is unspeakable. He left me because he would not tempt me against  my conscience. You don't care a button  whether I violate my own sense of decency or not."  "Extravagance again, " he said. "I  will uproot that peculiar standard of  yours and set up one better fitted for  wear and tear. He loved you unselfishly, did he? So much the less man he."  "I Avill not let you speak of him. He  is dead to me, and holy for that reason  if for no other."  ' 'Forgive me,'' said the man, bending  tOAvard her. "God knows I Avould not  hurt you for the Avorld. If that man  could love you as a man loves and yet  conquer the mad longing that I have  uoav to hold you in my arms, he must  have been very noble and worthy Avhat-  soever you gave him."  "He was more than worthy. He was  too good for it."  "No man could be too good for that  rare smile of yours or for your kiss.  You Avould honor him beyond his deserts. Ah, my SAveetheart, do you think  I don't worship you too? You are the  SAveetest, the dearest, the snow purest  of Avomen, and you have all my homage, all my love, all my desire to shield  you and help you. God knows I am no  saint, but I am not afraid for this love  of mine. I never loved another Avoman  in this fashion. You Avant peace? Then  find it in my arms."  He held them out and bent toward  her. His eyes, that could be so hard  nnd unrelenting, Avere soft and pleading uoav. They were alone in the dim  fight of the corridor. There Avas no one  to see or care, and his face and attitude  asked plainer than Avords. A strong  man in his pride humbling himself to  ask this thing from her! There passed  through her mind the vision of life  Avith him beside her���a life Avith some  high ideals shattered, perhaps, but Avith  many torturing doubts and difficulties  ended. What did it matter, after all,  the fantastic isolation she had striven  for: It Avas not good to be alone, and,  then, that passion might not stir her  love, but it thrilled the fibers of her  being as a woman. Into the holy of  holies he might not penetrate���that was  closed iorevermore���but he could fill the  outer room and ubsorb her storm tossed  spirit into his, as the river absorbs the  brook.  "No, no!" she said, pushing him  BAvay. But the resistance was faint, and  in another second his lips were on hers,  and in that contact, perforce, she gave  the betrothal kiss.  In th^ '-"loment of de-  agc.ji.st   tne  AvinuoAV   and   letting   the  ni^hr air fan her burning face.  "And so it ends!" she said. "As I  feared���as I kneAV. Oh, my love, my  love, youdidAvell to leave me! 'A little  bitterness, a little longing when we are  younjr, a little futile searching for Avork  ���and then we go with the drove.' A  woman says that, and it is true. Who  can fight such a one sided battle? Oh,  that I had been born anything but a  woman and any rather than in the present time! A hundred years back I should  not have known; a hundred years hence  perhaps there Avill be something better  to safeguard us than a man's caprice.  As it is���ana as I am"���  The   man came   back.    He  took her  hands in his ana looked into her face.  "Poor child!" he said. "Never did  any one torment you Avith kindlier intention. Don't be afraid; I am not going  to touch you till yon give me leave.  Your face is still tear stained a little.  Give me your handkerchief. I found  your sister in the hall. She is just going,  and you can slip aAvay Avith her. I have  your cloak on the chair yonder. Don't  be afraid of what people may say; nobody Avill think or talk this time���I  have managed that."  She  stood  quietly Avhile  he put her |  cloak round  her, fastened'it Avith   deft |  fingers and  put  a  lace Avrap  over her  hair, knotting it beloAV the chin.    Then \  he looked at her Avistfully.  "Perhaps you;A\ill give mo a kiss of  your oavu accord?"  And, for ansAver, she lifted her face  to his like a child and kissed him submissively.���London Sketch.  A POET'S CONSTANCV.  Ch, praise is ever SAveet to hearl  l-i simple candor I confess it,  And thf-i, I own, 'tis doubly dear  When loving lips like yours express it.  And yet when calmly I reflect  How mui h is due to Cupid's blindness,  Forgive mc, dear, if 1 suspect  Your praises only prove your kindness.  Whatever virtues I may boast  (And sli^-lit, indeed, is my profession),  The one'you praise and .prize the most  Kay be the least in my possession.  You call me "constant" and reA'ere  A mind so steady and unswerving,  But never poet'yet, I fear,  Of such applause was quite deserving.  The poet's constancy at best  Is like the bee's���A'olnptuous roA-er���  Still constrnt to his honey quest,  Though found in apple bloom or clover.  And do I thus my faith impeach  As ��'ne untrue to love's A-ocation?  A mordent's patience, I beseech,  And you -shall hear my explanation.  Suppose ihe bee, so prone to stray  As fancy bids from bower to,bower,'  Should chance to lind some lucky day  A Avoiidrous honey bearing flower,  Which, thouch she sipped nnd came again  As often lis the dry Avns sunny,  Quite unexhausted should remain,  An eA'crficiAving fount bf honey.  Such pir.iso as she mi^ht fitly claim,  Ifne'er again she 'proved a rover,  So Kjucli (.he cases a;e the same)  Is due your fond and faithful lover.  ���John G. Saxe in New York Ledger.  A MOUNTAIN BOSE.  Care of the Mouth When 111.  When   ono   is  in   good  health,   the  mouth  needs no special  care  beyoud  that  of  ordinary  cleanliness.    Indeed,  the secretions of  the various glands located in it act as disinfectants and keep  it sweet.   But feAv,   hoAveA'er,   are   so  healthy but  they need  to pay some attention to this organ, and Avhen one is  ill  Avith   any serious   disease  this   becomes  more  and more necessary.    One  physician has found it advantageous to  have patients suffering Avith fever chew  occasionally   some   aromatic   gum   to  stimulate  the  secretions of  the mouth  and Avash  out or destroy micro organisms   or fermentation   going on there.  Another has accomplished the same end  by having the patient cIicav some splinters of fresh pine Avood.   Dr. Rosenfield  gives quite full directions for cleansing  the  mouth  under such   circumstances.  He says that "in  children and very old  persons  riie  less  solid  food taken   the  greater should   be  the  care Avith   the  month.  They should rinse it out seA'eral  times a day Avith  lukeAvarm Avater containing *a  little common salt, tincture  of  myrrh  or eau de cologne  added to  stimulate   secretion.    When   there is a  tendency to   bleeding   of  the  gums  or  Avhen the teeth are bad, a pinch of poAV-  dered oric acid may be tAvice daily rubbed in betAveen the lips and gums.    Patients Avith  false  teeth  should remove  them when they cannot take solid food.  "Patients Avith fever should have  something to drink���cold Avater or  weak lemonade���at least every hour.  One must not Avait till the patient asks  for a drink. Besides preventing dryness,  tho fluid maintains the activity of the  glands and the Avhole function of the  mucous membrane. Many patients are  prevented from drinking by a painful,  dry aud cracked condition of the lips,  and therefore all feverish patients  should, from the commencement of  their illness, have their lips rubbed seA'eral times a day with vaseline. In protracted cases of fever the mouth may  also be swabbed out Avith oil or greatly  diluted glycerin.���NeAV York Ledger.  I  "I reckon it's true that there  is at  least one romance in  every life.   From  Captured by Schoolgirls.  At Columbus, 0., on one occasion  Grant, after shaking hands with the  croAvd for three hours, 'was Avoru out,  and the committee of ^arrangements retired him to some steps above the  t'hrong, says an exchange, and stationed  General Wilcox and other ofacers along  the line to say the general Avould not  shake hands. They had just got to running on this programme AA'hen the girls  of the high school came through, as  bright a cluster of pretty faces and figures as any man ever looked on.  As they came within sight of the  general a little miss in the lead began  to take off her gloves. General Wilcox,  with all the severity of military politeness, said, "No, you can't shake hands  with the general," and so the Avord Avas  passed along, the other officers each one  saying to the girl, "You can't shake  bauds AA'ith the general." But just as  she came to wher-3 the steps that she  must take began to descend she held up  her hand Avith an appealing look to  Grant. He looked doAvn at her face, into her eyes and said to the committee,  "I can't stand that, I can't stand that."  And he stepped down and shook hands  with the girl, and in an instant Avas literally overwhelmed Avith a tornado of  girls. They not only shook his hands,  but jumped up to kiss him, kissed bis  hands and foudled his hair, aud for five  minutes all discipline Avas gone.  Fixing a Price.  "Wliat's that job Avorth?" they asked  the contractor.  "W.;il," he said slowly, "that depends a good deal upon circumstances.  If it was ordered by an individual, I  should think that $100 Avould be about  the limit, but if done for the city or  county I shouldn't think of charging a  bit less than ��850, Avith a clause m the  contract permitting me to make an additional charge for extras."���Chicago  Past.  feat she found time to learn that there  was pleasure in the surrender. He put  his arms around her and held her to him  strongly, sheltering her face Avith his  own and letting her heart throb against  his. Then he released her, and, in another faroff supreme moment, she burst  into tears.  "My darling," he said tenderly.  "Choke back the tears; this is not the  time or place. I will leave you for a  moment."  He Avalked away toward the end of  fhe corridor, and she stood   up, leaning  Not Needed.  "I hare here a neat and pretty little  letter opener. " began the agent.  "So have I at home,'' said the business man saf.ly. "I'm married."���Cincinnati (J immercial Tribune.  Pen and Typewriter.  An experimental race Avas recently  made in a French office betAveen a skillful typewriter and an expert penman,  the test being the number of times a  phrase of eight Avords could be reproduced in five minutes. The typewriter  scored 37 and the penman 23.  personal knoAvledge I can only cite my  own case, but I'll venture that there  was never a good, strong story Avritten  that did not find its inspiration in  truth."  The author of this oracular deliverance sat with his children and his  grandchildren on one of those great,  vine shaded verandas that belong to  every pretentious country home in Tennessee. He Was a giant, slowly going  doAvn under the Aveight of years, yet to  live in the past was to recall some of its  vigor. Now his eyes brightened, his  form straightened, his broad shoulders  went back, and his A'oice was without a  quiver.  "You look the picture of her, "he  said to the little tot on his knee as he  stroked her curls. Then it took a request  for the story to recall the old man from  his dearest, memory. "In those days,"  he began, "there AA'as more family pride  than there is uoav. Perhaps I should  say that family prejudices Avere stronger.  We had a caste as AA'ell defined as that  in India. For one to marry in a 'loAver'  class Avas social suicide, and my folks,  being of the so called aristocracy, Avere  among the stahvarts of the stahvart in  upholding this intolerant creed. I became something of a heretic Avhile in  the north completing my education, but  it takes time and experience to get rid  of a strong hereditary bias.  "We were fairly well off for those  times, but I had an ambition to do  something more than cumber the Avorld  as a mere consumer. This inclination  rather troubled the family, but after  numerous consultations it Avas reluctantly admitted that I might superintend  the development of some coal and iron  interests that Ave had in a mountainous  section of the state and still maintain I  my social prestige.  "I Avent at the enterprise in earnest,  bringing a lot of men from Pennsylvania that understood the Avork and founding a primitive village of log cabins in  a region as desolate tis any encountered  by the original pioneers. The miners  had their families with them, and all  supplies had to be brought 50 miles  OA'er the menu tain roads The foreman Avas a big hearted but shreAvd and  fearless Scotch-Irishman, who was just  to the men and loyal to my interests.  His home Avas looked after by a daughter Avho had lost her mother years before. The men used to call her the  Mountain Rose, for she had all its delicate colorings and Avas just as fresh and  dainty and graceful. Though strong  and lithe, because of the manner of her  life, she looked the patrician from head  to foot and had an innate refinement of  character that no culture can supply.  Her voice Avas musical, and to me her  6imply songs Avere more charming than  the usual efforts of a prima donna. Her  education was of her OAA'n acquiring  and Avas strangely out of the conventional lines. Her knowledge in some directions only surprised you less than  her tact in acquiring information in  others. But I would never tire of talking of her.  "After our rough colony had become  settled and was progressing finely undesirable characters were attracted to  the A'icinity. Some men put up a shanty just off my land and stocked it with  mountain dew. Numerous rough looking characters came there for the ostensible purpose of hunting and fishing,  pitching their tents in our vicinity. I  heard stories of gambling, and the men  were not as regular at their work as  they Avere before these interruptions.  Rosser, the foreman, Avanted to adopt  heroic measures for getting rid of these  pests, but I saAV no way but to Avait for  some breach of the laAv and then secure  the intervention of the authorities.  ' 'Our pay day came eAvry two weeks,  and I brought the money from the nearest bauk, in a town some distance away,  having two good men go with me as a  guard. On one occasion Nettie, the  foreman's daughter, met us ten miles  from the settlement, guiding us in a  circuitous route, for she had learned  through a wild young girl at the drinking den that there Avas a plot to waylay  and rob us. Nettie had promptly pushed  her Avay through the dangers of the  mountain paths to warn us, fearing that  delay in securing some other messenger  might be fatal to us and at the same  time endanger her informant. On the  way in I learned more of the girl and  her life than I had ever known, and she  aroused that interest which is so likely  to eventuate '    love.  "It Avas a muuth later before we were  freed from a snow blockade, and the next  time I Avent to the bank it was for double the usual amount. I took more men,  and we returned Avithout accident. Even  this did not giA'e me the pleasure afforded by the joyous Avelcome of the girl  who had so evidently been in dread  while I Avas gone.  "It AA'as just coming dark when I  tossed the canvas bag containing the  money to the foreman, for he was the  custodian and Avouldpayoff at the noon  hour next day. I never felt afraid when  he Avas on guard. That night the storm  Avas on us again, and with a A'eiw to  making some arrangements for the better protection of the mines I sent for  him. I never thought of the money till  he appeared at my door, shortly before  11 o'clock, covered with dripping snow.  Then he assured me that the treasure  was safe Avith Nettie, as no one would  think of injuring her. .  "We had been talking nearly an hour  when there Avas the sound of a muffled  cry and a body falling against the door.  Rosser reached it Avith a spring and  threAv it open, to find a woman stretched  across the step. Quickly he lifted her in  his strong arms and laid her gently on  the rough couch I had pulled before the  blazing logs. It Avas Nettie, unconscious  and apparently more dead than alive.  Her long, waving hair was loose, di-  Khe\reled by the Avind and wet with snow  that melted , to glittering drops in the  Avarm gloAV of the room. Her upturned  face, Avith its perfectly chiseled features,  had the unattainable beauty of the artist's dream. Through all that terrible  storm she had made her waAT for half a  mile Avithout a Avrap or even the Blip-  pers in Avhich she sat while awaiting-  her father's return, for they had been  lost in the first few steps. As I grasped  her pretty hands to chafe them they  tightly clutched the canvas bag to her  bosom, and only Avhen the haW crazed  Rosser forced some brandy doAvn her  throat did she relinquish her hold.  "Trying to rise, she said rapidly:  'Hurry, father, hurry. It was Black  Joe. He's locked in the strong closet. I  brought the money. You said you knew  I Avould protect it. There it is. How  Black Joe c.d curse and swear to kill  us both! But I captured him.' And her  unnatural laugh told Iioav intense had  been the strain upon her nerves.  "We found the villain vainly trying-  to batter his A\'ay out, and in due time  a long sentence put him out of the way.  He had stolen in upon Nettie shortly  after her father left. No threats could  induce her to betray the hiding place of  the money till she suddenly devised a  scheme to keep both it and the robber.  Appearing to yield, she told Joe to look  behind the chest in the closet which  Rosser had built of strong oak planks as  a, place of safety for his few valuables.  He made her hold a candle Avhile he  searched. As he leaned OA'er the chest  Nettie summoned all her strength and  courage, threw; the door shut, clapped  the hasp OA'er the staple and closed the  hook that Avas attached. This she  strengthened Avith an iron poker, and  then, seizing the bag from under the  hearthstone, hurried from her prisoner  aud his blood curdling threats.  "I loved her and told her so. But she  was as courageous morally as physically. She Avas not fitted for my station in  life. WTait two years and see if I still  wanted her. Her father Avas going to  send her aAvay for a time. I protested,  but she AA'ent, t;nd I only heard occasionally, through her father, that she Avas  well and happy. One night some 18  months later I was at a pretentious social gathering in Memphis. I Avas not a  society man, but had gone as an old  friend of the family. Some one sang,  and I thought it the divinest music I  had ever heard. As the singer rose from  the piano I got a vieAV of a regal beauty,  who seemed familiar to me, but I only  knew her AA'hen that voice I had learned  to know so Avell in the mountains responded to an introduction. It Avas Nettie, avIio had been getting her education,  and never had woman accomplished  more in the same length of time. She  was the belle.of the aristocratic circle  in Memphis, but Avhen I had drawn her  apart she laughingly admitted that I  had the refusal of her and that she was  just the same honest girl she used to be.  I protested so vigorously that we cut the  probationary period short. And she was  your beautiful grandma, little one."������  Detroit Free Press.  Such a Nice Old Man!  A young lady Avas on a raihvay journey up north. A suave old gentleman  sitting opposite to her presently bent  toward and said, with gentle reproof:  "Excuse me, but do you think it  wise, Avhen there are so many thieves  about, to carry your pocketbook so conspicuously?"  As he spoke he pointed to her purse,  which Avas projecting slightly from her  pocket.  The girl, considering the stranger  rather officious, thrust the purse down  into her pocket aud thanked him Avith  stiff reserve, perhaps a trific scornfully.  At the next station the old gentleman got out. As he did so he turned to  bis pretty companion Avith a polite boAV  6nd the mischievous indulgence of his  years:  "Allow .me to restore your pocket-  book. You see it Avas not so hard to  lose as you supposed."  So saying, he held out to her the  purse she had supposed safely reposing  in her pocket. She repeived it, coloring  with childlike mortification, thanked  him profusely, and her old friend took  his leave with a friendly smile.  A few minutes later, Avhen the man  oame round to collect tickets, the girl  discovered her purse to be minus tickat  ���aAid cash.���Pearson's Weekly.  Night and Day.  "AnyAvay," she retorted warmly,  "you doirt lind women's clubs turning  niglit into day Avith their orgies."  "No," he mused, "women wouldn't  turn night into day. They have too  much regard for their complexions."  For it is a fact well knoAvn to science  that artificial light will shine over tolerably fair women where daylight  wouldn't do a thing to them.���Detroit  Journal. dueth Yeas.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 19, 1897.  THE GODS ARE DEAD.  The {rods'are  dead?    Perhaps they ar��!  Who knows?  Irving at least in Lempriere undeleted.  The wise, the fair, the awful, the jocose.  Are one and all, I HKe to think, retreated  In some still land of lilacs and the rose.  Once high they sat, and high o'er earthly  shows  With   sacrificial  dance   and song  were  greeted.  Once, long- aero, but now the story goon.  The gods are dead.  It  a -world 'of  in   science  must be true.    The world,  prose.  Full   crammed   with   tacts,  swathed and sheeted.  Kods in a stertorous after dinner doze.  Plangent   and   sad,   in   every   wind   that  blows  Who will may hear the sorry words repeated.  The gods are dead.  ���W. E. Henley in New York Times.  WABNED IN VAIN.  Aunt Jerusha had never seen nor  heard of the above, so she flung up the  windoAV and popped out her head with  the grace and spring of a mechanical  toy.  "LaAvs! Mercy sakes! Waal, I never  in all my life! If that don't beat the  Dutch!"  Aunt Jcrusha's vis-a-vis at the table  near the window sho had s�� unceremoniously flung up Avas a handsome young  man���-an artist, in fact���av1io had come  to Sccdville to sketch. He took no trouble to explain himself to its villagers,  but dropped as simply as possible into  the simplicity of its life.  "Mrs. Spearmint," he said mildly,  "if you Avill close that window my  buckAvheats and sausage Avill be much  Warmer."  "Oh, but sakes alive I" she responded.  "Do look quick and never mind your  buckwheats. Ain't that the curioustest  thing you ever did see in all your born  days���and there ain't the shadder of a  horse to it."  Vilas Stansfield greAV interested. He  tore himself from his buckwheats and  projected his head from the Avindow,  staring doAvn the narroAv by street on  which Aunt Jerusha lived with the  true Seedville stare.  "Caesar's ghost!"  "What! Be it a ghost?" asked Aunt  Jerusha, yanking in her head and looking keenly at him, as if one or the other of them might be growing crazy.  "I might haA-e knoAvn that no one but  Miss Waterloo-would have ventured into this region Avith an automobile tilbury. That bridge Avill never bold her,"  And seizing his hat, he rushed out of  tho house and doAvn the narroAv elm  Bhaded street after the horseless carriage.  "Whatever has struck that man?"  oried Aunt Jerusha, bringing down the  windoAV Avith a bang, uoav that the show  was out of sight. "What did he oall it?  Waterloo, was it? Wait till I go tell Susan'Sparrerhawk I've seen a Waterloo,"  and she hurried next door with this  Wellingtonian or Napoleonic piece of  neAvs. -  The news affected the Sparrerhawks  as it had Aunt Jerusha. They threw up  the AvindoAV and ejected their heads,  but Avith no satisfactory result. Sam  caught up his hat and rushed down the  street after Mr. Vilas Stanfield, who  sprang along in the Avake of the automobile tilbury at a college acquired gait.  It Avas a very choice vehicle, enameled in dark green and upholstered in  russet leather. In the middle of the  seat, dressed in dark green and russet,  to match the tilbury, Avas a A'ery young  Avornan maneuvering the motor as if  her only desire Avas to keep her turnout  at the top of its speed.  Vilas Stanfield could not overtake it.  He called.   He flung pebbles at it.   He  whistled.   It splashed through the puddles and bumped  over the inequalities  of  the  village  byroad  as   if nothing  would be  alloAved to stop it.   In a moment it ��� would   be  upon   a  bridge,   a  crumbling  bit of  antique architecture  that  Seedville had clung to as a footway long after they kneAV it Avas unable  to hold even  the doctor's chaise    Recent heaA'y rains had uoav all but washed aAvay its supports.   The automobile  tilbury was as surely headed for an accident as any Avhirring express with a  bowlder on the tracks. He turned white  and whistled again, this time the tune  he and  she  bad sung in duet, as with  this  same  horseless   tilbury  they had  rolled  along  the  hard, broad roads in  southwest hlngland.  She still Avhirled on.  He put his fingers to his lips and increased the strength of the whistle.  She stopped, the Avheels of her carriage on the A'ery edge of the decrepit  bridge���turning white, too, but not because of the danger.  "Mr. Stanfield," she said severely as  he came up, "may I ask what this  means?"  "Certainly," he said, touching his  hat. "You can't cross that bridge. It's  not safo even for foot passengers. I saw  you from my boarding house window,  and I came to tell you."  "Very kind, I'm sure," she said,  with a little toss of her russet feathers,  "but I've no wish to have you save my  life a second time. We had enough of  that melodrama at Bude," and she put  her hands on the motor handles again.  "I'm in earnest, Miss Waterloo. You  must not cross that bridge unless you  want to be drowned.''  "I'm in earnest too. I shall cross  that bridge, and I won't have you save  my life. The obligations of having you  save me at Bude is enough.''  "Very well," he replied in a hard,  crisp tone. "I won't save it, then. But  here comes a man whom I kuoAV. Sam,''  he called, "show this lady how to get  across by the other bridge," and, resuming his hat, he walked rapidly back to  the village.  "It's nonsense," cried Miss Waterloo  as soon as Vilas Stanfield was out of  sight. "Of course I can go over this  bridge. I have crossed two this morning  that were quite as bad.''  "To tell the truth, now," said Sam  slowly, "he's about right. I wouldn't  drive our cow over the bridge since tho  rain.   Why. it ate the mortar riaht out  'tween the stones.   I'll  show yau tlie  way 'round by the other one."  "I haven't time," she said, glancing at  the tiny chatelaine watch at her jacket  lapel. "I've lost OA'er five minutes now,  and I'm racing and must get back to  Steepleton as fast as I can.'' And once  more taking the motor she shot acrosB  the bridge almost* to the other side,  when there was a waver, a crush, a collapse, and Miss Waterloo and her tilbury automobile disappeared with the  fcridye.  "I swan!" exclaimed Sam, "I swan!"  And, flinging off his coat, he managed  to pick and scramble his way across the  stream to her rescue.  "That's right," he called cheerfully.  "Just sit quiet, and I'll give you a pull  on to dry land. The thing wouldn't  make such a bad boat if it hadn't wheels  and had sides andAvould float." And he  gave the tilbury a strong twitch toward  shore as she gathered herself together  and tottered to her feet.  "Don't do that," she cried. "I'm  killed as it is, and it shakes so!"  "The young feller knowed, didn't  he?" said Sam, discontinuing his jerks  upon the carriage.  "Oh, yes, I suppose so. Where did he  ihre? Please take me to his place right  aAvay. I have no other friends anywhere  about here, and my arm hurts me awfully." And in spite of her set lips she  began to weep.  "Don't cry," said Sam sympathetically. "There's nuf Avater in this here lit-  tlo stream sense the rain anyhoAV. Hold  on a minnit and I'll fish you out as fine  as a uoav fiddle." And, seizing a plank,  he extended it to her from the edge of  the bank and pulled, tugged, splashed  and dipped her out with it.  "Your queer buggy, or whatever it  be, will have to wait there till I git  some of tlie boys to give me a lift with  it. Can you Avalk?" And he eyed his  charge anxiously. '" 'Caus~ if you can  I'll gallant you to Aunt Jerusba's."  "Aunt JeriiHliti's?"  "Yes. That's where he stops. It's just  next door to us and 'tAvas her that came  trot tin in and told t.3 'bout you scud-  din by like all possessed and no bosses.  So I grabbed my hat and came runnin  up to see the show, but I didn't plan for  no such grand one as this. How you  gettiu on? Can you walk?"  "I Avill try to," she said, stepping off  very slowly and catching at his arm for  support. "You don't mind allowing me  your arm for a little way?"  "Oh, no���that is"��� And he coughed  violently as he stiffly projected his el-  boAv. "I've gallanted girls before."  They made an odd pair for the village  roan  gowned girl; he, a cherry cheeked Seedville swain, wriggling with surplus attempts to be gallant and to nobly do his  duty, yet groAving still more cherry  cheeked and wrigglesome as they came  within reach of the village windows.  "There be Aunt Jerusba's right over  there," he said.  "She'll give you camp-  fire or catnip or whatever it is you want  I'll haf to go back and git my coat.  Seems I forgot it." And dropping her  from his arm he vanished around the  barn, leaving her deserted opposite the  brass knocker on Mrs. Spearmint's side  door.  Miss Waterloo slowly crossed the bystreet to the side door, and, much dazed  with the shock, pain and embarrassment  of her condition, she raised the knocker  and let it fall with a tap that brought  Mrs. Spearmint to the door as if she had  been waiting for it.  "Aunt Jerusha," said Miss Waterloo,  for want of a more formal name, "is���  does���Mr. Vilas Stanfield live here?"  "He do at present, but he's just gone  up and banged hisself into what he calls  his study."  "May I see  him a moment���that is,  I think you'll have to take me in.   I've  had  an  accident.   I fell through the  .bridge and"���  ' 'Land er Goshen!   You don't say so!  Waal, uoav, come right in this minnit.  I'm aAvful glad to see you, and so he'll  be no doubt.   Hurt, did you say?   Poor  thing, and you're all sorter damp.   I'll  lend you my Avrapper while you dry off.  Mebbe I'd better git a doctor?"  "If somebody would send a telegram  for. me,"     said    Miss   Waterloo,   "I  AA'Ollld"���  "Wait! P'r'aps Mr. Stanfield will.  He's au awful nice young man and as  harnsome as a picter." And shoving an  old fashioned rocker toward Miss Waterloo Mrs. Spearmint rushed up stairs to  tho studio.  "Mr. Staufield!"  JSTo ansAver.  "Be you asleep?"  "No."  '' Waal, there's been an accident to the  waterlco, and she's down stairs wantin  you to telegram."  Tho studio door flew open. Vilas was  past Mrs. Spearmint and down the  stairs, three steps at a time, but he did  not telegraph. He got the automobile  tilbury from the water. He sopped it up  and rubbed it down till it looked as well  as when it left the manufacturer. Then,  because Miss Waterloo's arm was so out  of order, he got into the horseless carriage beside her and took her to her  home. Later he took her to his home.���-  Chicago Ncavs.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  WAKEFIELD   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Cazabazua Fraction Mineral Claim.  Lot 1809.  Situate on north side of Four Mile Creek ahout 1  miles'east of Silverton, Slocan Mining Divi-  , sion of West Kootenay District.  J'AKE NOTICE, That I, Alfred Driseoll,  as  agent for Donald Bremner. free miner's eer-  I  tiheate No, M,386, intend,. CO days from the date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder, for a  certiiicate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a croAvr grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under See.  37 must be commenced before ��� the issuance of  sueli certificate of improvements.  Dated this Oth day of August. 1897.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Four  Mile Creek about i miles east of the town of  Silverton.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, acting  as agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No.'79256, and J H. Wereley, free  miners' certificate No. 61G97 (personal representative for W. H. Smith), intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a CroAvn  Grant of the aJwe claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this Kith day of June, 1897. jelO-aglC  AVakefield Fraction Mineral Claim.  Lot 1810.  Situate on north side of Four Mile Creek, about 4  miles east of Silverton, Slocan Mining Division of AVest Kootenay District.  rPAKE NOTICE, That I, Alfred Driseoll, as  I. agent for Frank CulA^er, free miner's certificate No. 83,014, intend, 60 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.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this Gth day of August, 1897.  Klkhorn Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  t Kootenay District.   AVhere located: On the  left bank of Miller Creek, about half a mile  from its junction with Carpenter Creek.  rpAKE NOTICE, That, I, J. H. Gray, acting as  I   agent for J.  \Ar.   Stewart, free miner's certiiicate No. 77,008. intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of Improvements, for the purpose' of  obtaining a cvoavii grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under Sec,  37, must bo commenced' before the issuance of  such Certificate of IniproA'emeiits.  Dated this lGth day of Julv, 1897.  RICHMOND, STARATEW AND EMPffiE NO. 6  MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situate in tlie Slocan Mining Di\rision of AVest  Kootenay District. AVhere located: Three-  quarters mile s. e. of town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE. That I, R. E. Palmer, acting  as agent for George Gooderham, free  miner's certiiicate No 75189, intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improA'ements 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 sueli certificate of itnpro\'ements  Dated this 29th dav of July. 1897.  R. E. PALMER.  RPASSENGERR  U       TRAINS        U  EACH   DAY. -^h, EACH   DAY.  - Between -  Trail and  Rossland  On the-^.  Columtiiaii & Western B'y  Run Made in one Hour.  CAZUBAZUA   MINERAL   CLAIM.  HINCKLEY MINERAL CLAIM.  .Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: About  a J miles, from Three Forks Hotel, on right  hand side of Carpenter creek, on the first  creek opposite Payne mountain.  rpAKE NOTICE, That I, C. A. Stoess,ofKaslo,  A    B.C., acting as agent for the Hinckley iind  Black Colt Mining Company.   Limited,   free  miner's certificate No. 81,050, intend, sixty days  from tlie 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 17th day of July, 1897.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Four  Mile creek about 1 miles east of the.toAvri of  Silverton.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner. acting  i asagent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 79250. and Frank Culver, free  miners' certificate No. 00005 intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to tlie Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaing 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-  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of June, 1807. jelO-aglO  NOTICE,  Curious Surnames.  Among the curious and suggestive  surnames in a certain county in north  Missouri are the following: Red, White,  Blue, Green, Gray, Brown and Black.  There are also Kings, Queens, Earls,   ^         _  _     Dukes, Marquises and Lords.    In ani-  Sherii^agglea:rdriroSg,tiSOTpma,t^  nature  are to be found Wrens,  Birds, Cows, Hawks and also HaAvkins  and FoAvlers. Among quadrupeds are  Wolfe, Lamb, Lyon, Bull, Stier and  Redbeffer. At one time, in a county in  western Kansas, there lived JEtedAvine,  Sourbeer, Drybread andPanoake.���Chicago Tribune.  ANTOINE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. AVhere located: In the  Ruby Silver Basin, adjoining the Surprise  Basin.  TAKE NOTIOE that I, George Alexander, free  miner's certificate, No. 74000, for myself  and as agent for 0. H. Green, free miner's certificate No. 77701. and for Alex Smith, free  miner's certificate No. 74195, intend GO days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a CroAvn grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action tinder  section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 30th day of June, 1897.  GEORGE ALEXANDER.  Posted at Antoine Mine, 30 June, 1897, by J.  0. Ryan. jyl5-agl5  "VTOTICE is hereby given that Iintend, 60 days.  IN after date to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and AVorks for permission to  purchase 1G0 acres of land, (more or less) situated on Glacier creek, on the opposite side of  Sloean lake from New Denver, and commencing at a post marked -'Henry Stege's s. e. corner, thence 40 chains west, thence, 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south  to   place of commencement.  Located July 21,1897.  HENRY STEGE.  New Denver, July 29,1897.  NOTICE.  The  Windsor  Restaurant  '*/^/%/V^^V%^^fc/VV^��>/fc/%^/*/fc^''Vfc/ft/*,'  I  one of the Bust and Aged Cafes  in the  Silvery Slocan.  '/^%/%^f  IN NEAV DENVER,  DEMOCRAT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  AVest Kootenay District. AVhere located:  Southeast of the Twin Lakes.  rPAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg, as  1 agent for John G. Steel, free miner's certificate No. 81982 and William. B. Cash, free  miners certificate No. 78699, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a. certificate of improvements, tor  the. purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  aboA'e claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,must lie commencedbefore the issuance of such certiiicate of improA'ements.  Dated this 15th day of July, 1897.  ���VTOTICE is hereby given, that sixty days after  ���*���' date Ave intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and AVorks for permission  to purchase the folloAving described land, situated in the Slocan Mining Division, AVest  Kootenay District, on Four Mile Creek, about  three miles from the town of Sirverton:'  Commencing at a post on the north side of  Four Mile Creek, marked " Kenneth Morrison,  C. A. Gardner and E. W.BradshaAv's northeast  corner," and running east 50 chains, thence  south 30 chains, thence Avest 50 chains, thence  north 30 chains to point of commencement,  and containing 160 acres more or less.  Dated the 8th day of July, 1897.  KENNETH MORRISON.  C. A. GARDNER,  jylo-aglo E. W. BRADSHAW.  No. 6 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects in  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at  Rossland Avith Red Mountain train for  Spokane.  No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 12:30 p.m.; Connects with  CP.R. main line Steames from the north  at Trail.  No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects  with CP.R. main line Steamer* tor the  north ot Trail.  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:15 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GTJTELIUS, Gen'ISupt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1897.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  ^RAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  morning', making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or "W est.  It was in operation Avhen  AVas turned against the country, and, iioav thatjthe  gloom of the Argonaut clays has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than eA-er as  . . . . A place where any  .'.... appetite can be satiated.  COME .EARLY AND AVOID THEXRUSH.  BLACK COLT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining DiArision of AVest  Kootenay District.   Where located:   Joins  the Hinckley on the south; a relocation of  tho Montana.  rpAKE NOTICE, That I. C. A. Stoess, of Kaslo,  i.   B C. acting as agent for the Hinckley and  Black  Colt  Mining Company.  Limited, free  miner's certificate No, 81,050, intend, sixty days  from tlie date hereof,  to  apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improA'ements, 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 17th day of July. 1897.  OTTAWA   NO.   2   MINERAL   CLAIM.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  .Before you travel get information from  CP.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  H. DOUGLAS, Agent.  H. M. MacGregor,   Trav. Pass Agt,  Nelson,  or to E.  J.  Coyle,  Dist.  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  ta  On Kootenay Lake and R!A-er.  Time Card in Effect July 12th, 1897.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passengei trains of theN. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  k  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  Jacobson & Co.  The Clifton House,  Situate on North side Pour Mile Creek, some  Five Miles East of Silverton, Slocan  Mining Division of AVest Kootenay District.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driseoll, as  1 agent for Geo. Fairliurn, free miners' certificate No; 78,258, Paul Anderson, free miners  certificate No. 79,202, Charles Anderson, free  miner's certificate No. G1.S25, intend, (!0 days  after date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improA'ements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improA'ements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this 12th day of June, 1S!)7. jel7-agl7  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson and way points. 5:45 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:10 p  m.; Spokane, 6 p.m.  L\\ Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 1.45 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.: Rossland. 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 a.m.'  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, etc. Tues.. Wed.. Thurs.;  Fri., Sat.: 9:30 a.m.   Ar. Kaslo, 12:30, p.m.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc.. Mon., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Fri.; 5 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, 9 p.m.  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with CA'ery'.liing in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  ^^.In New Denver!  Contains all the famous  liquors of the present day.  The cigars are from reliable  makers and give out, when  in action, an aroma that  scents the immediate atmosphere with an odor that is  pleasing to the olfactories of  man.  In tlie billiard room of this  hotel the ivory spheres can  be set in motion whenever  the public desires it.  ANGUS McGILLIVRAY  GREENLEAF  MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Sloean MiningDivision of West  Kootenay District. AVhere located? Art-  joining the Clipper, about three miles  above the town of New Denver.  TAKE notice that we. the undernamed. A.  Ferguson, free miner's certificate No. (57988.  J. Cummings, free miner's certificate No. 85357,  AV. C. McKinnon, free miner's certificate No.  81991, N. Angrignon, free miner's certiiicate  No. 79008, J. Cadden, free miners certificate No.  74051. intend sixty days from date hereof to  apply to tlie 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 l>e commenced before tiie  issuance of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of July. 1897.  BONNER'S FERRY and KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  The Alberta aAvaits the arriA'al of the International before leaA'ing for Bonner's Ferry.  La\ Kaslo, Sat.,9.30 p. m; Ar. Boundary, Sun.  6 a.m.; Aj. Bonner's Ferry, Sun.. 10.30 a.m.  Lv Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 1 p.m.; Ar. Bo\md-  ary, Sun., 5 p.m..; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connecton at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m..,  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B C, July 13,1897  The only all rail route without change  f cars between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave. AkrIA'e.  9:10 a.m.        NELSON       5:45 p.m.  11:00"        ROSSLAND     3:40   "  8:00 a.m.      SPOKANE      6:40 p.m.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo arid  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  THE  STEAMER  The  W.HUNTER  Will leave NEAV DENATSR, every  afternoon upon arriA'al of train  from Sandon,  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITV and  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  \LL  Will leave SLOCAN CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  JENNY LIND.  ROBERTSON AND BEAVER  MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Sawmill  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, wc are prepared to fur.  nisli nil kinds of rough and dressed  Situated on North side of Four Mile Creek,  some Five Miles East of Silverton. Slocan  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  TAKE NOTICE  that  I,  Alfred Driseoll, as  agent for A. H Bremner, free miners, certificate No. 60385, intend. GO days after date  hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for  certificates of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining   Crown    grants of   the  above  claims.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 37 must becommenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this 12th day of June. 1897. je!7-agl7  Yuma,    Aurora,   Suburban    and    Night  Hawk Fraction Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Mi.iing Division of AA'est  Kootenay District. AVhere located: West  of the Ruth group, Avithin one mile of the  toAvn of Sandon.  rpAKE NOTICE, That I, E. M. Sandilands.  1 free miner's certificate No. 80121, intend, GO  days from the date hereof to apply to the Min ing  Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining CroAvn Grant of above  claims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must lie commenced before issuance of such  Certificate of improA'ements.  Dated July 24,1807.  E. M. SANDILANDS.  Lumber  and Shingles  at Seduced Prices  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow, ��10 o0  ���'         Avide, 311 00 to 12 ..  Joist and Scantlinj, sized up to  18 feet long,      ' 11 ..  8 ' to 24 ' 12 ..  24 'to 30 ' 13 ..  Flooring. T & G. 6 " 20 ..  "             ������'    4 " 22 ..  V joint Ceiling, J 22 ..  " Rustic, 19 ..  Shiplap, 14 ..  Surfaced Dressec1, 13 ..  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENEU.E & C  F  URNISHED ROOMS  By Day or Week.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change Avithout notice.  S. T.N. CO.. Ltd..  Juno 1,189".  G. L. ESTABROOK. Master.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  KASLO & SLOGAN RY  TIME CARD  Subject to change Avithout notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  A.M.  Leave 8 00  "' 8 30  " !1 30  " 9 51  '��� 10 03  " 10 18  " 10 38  Arr. 10 50  Leave 11.00 a.in.  "      11.2.ri    "  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's '���  AVhitewater ;  Bear Lake ''  McGuigan "  Cody Junction  "  Sandon Leav  CODY   LINK.  Sandon  Cody  ���Arrive. 3 50 P.M  "        3 15 ��  ''       2 15 '���  ;.        ;, 00 .<  "       1 -46 "  1 MS "  1 12 "  1 00 "  Arrive 11.55 a.m.  "       11.20   "  Mrs. A. J. Murphy.  SIXTH STREET  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F.  COPELAND,  Superintendent. 8  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B CL AUGUST 19, 1897.  Fourth Year.  MINING RECORDS  Showing: the Rapid Development of the Slocan.  LOCATIONS OF  THE WEEK  Assessment Work Done on Claims  and Transfers of Mining:  Properties.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denver were  as follows:���  LOCATIOXS. J  Aug 9��� August Flower. J C Butler, CEAVil-  son and E Shannon; Altona, G H Murhead;  Violet, Charlotte Henderson; Second Chance,  Franklin Hill; Jubilee, Hillman C Hill; May-  Flower, SaginaAV and AVasp. John A Filker;  Rainbow. Dalplne, Geo Smith and John Mc-  Cluskey; Borse Fly, ARFingland; Fljer, J P  Black; Potter ancf McMillan Fractional^ John  Potter; Cable, Gus Gustuveson: Sunrise Thos B  Walsh; Elizabeth, K H McLeod; White Lilly, A  W Milbrandt.  AUG. 11���Rose, Four Mile, E|ADigby.  AUG. 12���Horn Silver, Carpenter, H D Keating and Reginald Strangewav. Green Mountain, Three Forks, J M M Benedum. Boxer,  Great Western Basin, C H Green.  AUG. 14���Corbis Fraction, s. f. Carpenter, F  A Henneberg. Sunrise, nr iA-anhoe group.  Russell Donald and H B Gilbert. Trout, McDonald Creek, S A McLeod. FairhiiA-en, Law-  ner, and Klondike, Carpenter, Wm R Smith.  Augusta, nr Rosebery, John W elsh.  Aug. 14���Lake View, Glacier creek, S Klein-  berg. ��� '.,''"  Aug. 10���Faringdon, Eight Mile.FF Hedges.  Carlton, Eight Mile, E Foyle Smith. Uren,  Pour Mile, JosephBourke. FaAvnC,Carpenter,  AVm Ashworth. Great Western, Carpenter,  Peter Mullen. Belfast, Carpenter, Arthur  Mullen. Jennie Andrews, Glacier creek, John  T Moore. Stratford fraction, Ten Mile, N H  Nevelle. Ontario, Four Mile, Frank Culver.  Fulton, Four Mile, Allan McDonald.  Aug. 17.���O'Hawa Boy. Silver Mountain, W  C Gibbs, H AVooley and CD McRae.  ASSESSMENTS.  Si Aug. 11���Corniskey, Hibernie, Silver Cord,  Corning, May FloAver.  Aug. 12���Amnion, St Antoine, Hattie E.  Aug. 13���N P Stemwinder No 4, Alice Fraction, Good Hope, Eclipse, Electric, Alps, Al-  turas. Ruby, Reuben, Brittania, Juggler. '  Aug. 14���Silver Lilly, P. T.  Aug. 10.���Reciprocity, Lillian, AVisconsin,  Sil\'er Band, Twylord^ Victor., Scorcher. Slavonic, Big Kanaha, Transit, Admiral Nelson,  Bendigo, Belmont, Phoanix.  AUG. 17���Felix, Alberta Fraction.  TltANSKEltS.  AUG. 11���Wild Fox,}. E R Ennis to AAT C E  Koch,*100.  Aug. 12���Silver Bell No 2, 4-32, to F LeAvis  Clark ,  Aug. 7���Lady Jane, A B Morris to James  Harvey, A ug 7. Climax J, John L Retallack to G  T Eves, Sep 1805 Boston, John L Retallock to G  T Eves, Sept 1805. Glacier, North, Malcolm Lament to Donald McLeod, Aug 7.  Aug. 9���Glacier North J, Malcolm Lainont to  Donald McLeod, Aug 7.  Lavhia. Iron Cap, Ruthie Bell, J. Norman McLeod to AVm Tretbeway, Aug7,S52o.  Silver Bell, Hub, Little Bill, Nels Martin to  Louis Martin, Aug 7.  Stars and Stripes, Liberty, Mastodon. Libertv  Hill, Three Brothers,��� to 1, Contact, Lime Cliff.  Success, South Fork, Trust Mining Go and R H  Dent, agreement, May 3.  Mammoth and Standard. J T Wilkinson to E  F B Bourere. Julv 10.  Standard, E P Peterson to JT AVllkinBon,  Fell 10.  Mammoth, Jas Matheson to J T AVilkinson,  Feb 10.  Bryan, Geo T Eaves to M J Mahony. Aug 7,  $100.  Tariff, Alfred Pelky, Richard AsliAvorth, Robt  iAl Covington to D \\' Clark, July 18, .*2,000.  Tariff, all interest, Daniel AV Clark to Wm  Braden, July 18, i-5,000.  Aug. 10���Park. H C Foster to ChasSAllmen,  Aug 3  Aug. 11���Indication, 1/5, David Good to Elmer  C Coy, Aug 9  Hub, |, E J Mathews to Wm Braden  Hub, *, Thos Lake to E J Mathews, July 21;850  Canuclc, J, D W E Clark, to Stephen Brooks,  WHITEWATER.  D W E Clark to Stephen  J, D AV E Clark  to  Elmer E Coy.  July 14  Canuck.  July 11  Aug. 12���Burke Fraction, Julius Riser to AVm  Braid  Aug. 13���Jessie A, Chas R Conner to Laurier  Mining & Milling Co, May 17  Jennie, Duncan McMillan to The Canadian  Gold Fields Syndicate, Ltd, Dec 21, S12,000  Odin.A, John Olson, John Edmouds to Andrew  Johnston, Sept 5  Black Prince, Pale Star, Phoenix, John Edmunds to Christine Johnston, July 10  Auo. 14-P of C, Mable Bigney to AV L McLaughlin  Norwood, Josie Mac, Matilda P. Kaslo, Black  Bear, Deer Lodge. }, W L McLaughlin to John  Clinton, June 14  Nellie, Clinton, Robbie. P. Anaconda, New Idea.  Mable Nora, A, John Clinton to WL McLaughlin.  June 14. .  ^Illl!llllllllllllllillllll!llll!llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!l!llllll!llllllllll||!^.  I NEWS IN PLACE 1  '   [From Our Regular Correspondent.]  Hugh McDonald Avill open the Bear  Lakejiotel next Aveek.  Waldron's building- Avill be completed  in a feAAr days.  H. L. Schisler is building" a residence  near the WhiteAvater Hotel.  I. M. Wright is about to build a cottage in Avhich he Avill conduct a laundry  and bakery business.  John Bell and Larry Peters, avIio  have been doing' assessment on four  claims on the South Fork, returned last  Aveek.  Borene & McLellan Avill hold a grand  opening1 of the Victoria Hotel on Saturday ; dancing- and  music on the pro-  THE   FIDELITY  MINERAL CLAIM.  SLOGAN   CITY   DIVISION,  LOCATIONS.  AUG. 10���Arena, Edw Quillin.  Aug. 11��� Good Luck and Tip Top, John Ko-  walski. Klondike, J T Beauchesne. Harden  Lad. Thos Armstrong and Joe Law. Culver,  A E Hendrickson. A B Fraction, C M Adams,  A E Mackley and Sam Brown.  Aug. 12���Cambdon Fraction, T AV Lambert.  Mona, Godfrey Adams. Caledonia, AA'm  Lardner    Calumet, A C Cook.  ASSESSMENTS.  Aug. fi���Heather, and Alt it Vista, AV L Potter.  Colorado and Pendleton Mike Donico,   ,  Aug. 7��� Iron Cap. Rob Lindsay. Maryland  Chas Faas.   Florence No 2, E McPhadden.  AUG. 9���Monument No 3, Prince Albert, Sunset.  Aug. 10.���Cold Blow, Lone Pine, Gt Northern,  Northern Paciho, Grand Trunk, Gt Western,  Tallicum, St Lawrence Rough' and Ready,  Katie, Oxberry, AVar Sprite, Forty-five Ninety,  Mattawa.  AUG. 12���Sandon, Verden, Kaiser, Twist  Fraction,  THANSKEHS.  Aug. 11���Nareena J. AV D Mitchell to A E  Hillman and Thos Blench, ��100.  AINSWORTH   MINING   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Aug. 5���Bruce, Thoslnvin; Eclipse, D C McDonald; MayflOAver, same; Arthurs, Graham  Campbell; Snow Slide, James Grant; Lauretta,  D CKurtz; Lost Lead Fraction, \V II GutAvard;  Copper Prince, same; Gipsey, D AV King; Sunset,  Henry Schultz, John Clarke, H H Prouty; Sunrise, same; Romeo, J D Kendall; Bessie, ,j W  Guinn; Katie L, G 0 Spearing; Brooke, James A  McPhail; International No. 1. Joe Van Hooke, A  AVells, J C AA'ood, J A J Moore; Snow Shoe,  Samuel LoA'.itt: Poorman, Peter Delancy; Colorado, Pat McCiie; Arizona same; Fraction Fractional, Pete Johnson: Honest Billy. John Me,  Leod; Maple Leaf, L S Cass, Mary Fassstt.  Aug. 6���Jack Rabbit, Alfred AVatson: Last  Banock, C L Capp, E L AVhite, Frank Henderson;  Aliza; Albert Sherraden; Lilie Fraction, J E  Bigham, Steve AVilson; Minnie Fraction, W A  McLellan; Monitor, Malcolm Lamont; X Ray,  Fraction, Geo Shiell; Arthur, Simon Quinlan.  AUG. 9.���St Luke, John Fahey; Goodenough  and Seymour, Geo B \A7allace. JP, J H Ross.  Fairview,Jas HarA-ey. Pay Streak, John Jar-  vis. Iron King and Green One, F AV Gaylord.  Sarali Jane, S J Harding. International, Robt  Marken. Mountain View, E Erickson. Kongs-  burg, TThorstenson. NeAv Silver King, Robt  Marken; Aronoil, R H Kemp. Klondike, Jas  Jeffrey; AVonder, Chas Steinberg.  AUG. 10. -Gopher, A D McDonald. Sulphide  King, D Darden. Birthday, A McKinnon.  British Belle, M McLetlaii. Mastiff, S W Anderson. Iron Duke and Nonsuch, Sam Denir.on;  Imperial Cheese, Oscar Laru; AVaterfall, A H  Jamagin. Charleston, Thos Gurncy. Pitteberg,  McDermott & Kauf. Jennice, G A Simmons.  Surprise, J F Burns. Moulton, W F Riser.  Humming Bird, J P Sherwood. Bismark, W S  DreAvry.   Burke, J Burke.  AUG. 11���Ivanpou, W A Hunt. Purcell, G F  Haywood. Big Fraction, Mrs. Belle Coy. Ovid  Fino, Joe Davis. TJtica, J Van Kerris. Detroit,  U F Trauls, YcIIoav Bird and Diamond R, Fuller  & Ellier. Klondike, Jas AVier. Argentine, Chas  Durkee. Granite. H P Johnston. Cyclops, Anton Evvmcllcn.   Crescent, A\r D Kip.'  AUG. 12���Tarn a rae, Fowler & Clark. White  Pine, Geo Conollcy. Black Fox, B Alliso". Lone  Phil, Tex Cruk. Key Fraction, E R Shaw.  Standard, A Thistcd. Union Jack, Joe Mossey.  Ida, Anst A Carlson. Nolkam, J E Myler.  Florence, Chas Ncuch.  Aug. 13���Florence, Chas French.  Aug.  14���Coolcn   Bawn,  Florence   Morrishy. j  Elmer, F  K   Hurry.     Bismark,   Jas  Seymour. |  Spangle, C H Bigham.    Sprague, A L Lindsay.  Bixley, R A Cameron.   Privateer, A  E Mockley  C M Adams and Sam Brown.  ASSESSMENTS.  AUG 5���Centennial, Fletcher, Ottawa, Climax,  Princess, Bunker Hill, Milford Star  Aug R���Mountain Goat, Mount Pleasant. BaAv-  bee, William John, Emperor N, Liberal, Stars  and Stripes, Liberty, Frankfort. Nelson. Red  Rock, Wiiitc Grouse Star, Emeiakl Hill  Aug 7���Mount Ararat, Peggy, Oxide.  Aug 0.���Ben Hur, Cataract, Phillip Hi to l,  Three Brothers, Lime Cliff, Contact, Liberty Hill,  BresloAV, Homestake.  AUG. 10���Excelsior. Banner, Calby, Bright  Star Fraction, Silver Tip, Butte, New A'ork,  Belle of London. Lake A'icw, Silent Friend.  Boodler, Prince Edward.  AUG. 11.���Black Knight,Harbor, Copper Heir.  AUG. 12.���Shoofly, Melrose. Dumbarton. Lucky  Boy, Mote Carlo, Cariboo, Norwood. Ion a. Green  Isle. Blenheim, Eurdice, Ida. Silver Glacier.  AUG. 13���Black Prince, Black Knight, Jeff  Davis, Iron Ring.  Aug. 14���Mamie Fraction, Summit. Hiclo.  TRANSKE11S.  AUG. 5���Elk and Elk Range, 5-0 in each, H.  Goldwater to Lewis Levy and Jas G Kidwcll,  Aug. 2, *150. Polar Star. 1-2. Edward Sopping-  ton to John P. Redding. July 23. Montana.  1-2, James L. Mulligan to Flora Miller, .July 22.  AUG. G���Lake VicAv. 1-2, J Miller to Nis P Anderson. Juiy 31, *75. Red Prince, 1-2, Hans Mad-  sen to Malcolm Mclnis, Aug 5, S500.  Hon. G. E. Foster Avas in ISTew DenA'er  yesterday.  Chas. N. Ducett, of The Ledge staff,  was married in Rossland last Sunday to  Miss C. Kutch, late of Carlton, Ore.  Dan Mc Kinnonof Sandon, sometimes  called Fat Dan, fell off a horse "on Sun-  and made an open cut on his cranium.  The road to New Denver Canyon depot  is in fine shape now, and if we had Avater  works in running order we would keep  keep it sprinkled.  Last Monday a Avorkman on the Four  Mile Avagon road had a leg- broken by  tAvisting-it Avhen removing- a roll of  blankets from his back.  The pleasures of life in the Slocan have  been increased lately by the importation  of a cigar knoAvn as the Trail Blazer.  Take one when you get a chance.  Three bids were put in for the erection  of the government school building. They  were not opened by the commissioners  but forAvarded to tlie superintendent of  education at Victoria.  s The New DenA'er Brass Band will giA'e  their first moonlight excursion thiseA'en-  jng, the Steamer Slocan having been  engaged for that purpose. The proceeds  Avill be deA'oted to the purchase of new  uniforms.  George Long has made an important  strike On th& Silver Key, which is on the  north fork of Carpenter creek. The paystreak is eighteen inches of clean galena  ore, running high in silver and also giving $4 in gold.  Work on the Avagon road to Three  Forks .was begun bright and early on  Monday morning, the first camp being  pitched where the ro^d begins near the  Union street bridge. About forty men  Avere put on at the start, and more will  be added as the Avork progresses.  William Darling-ton, the assayer of  Slocan City, died there on Monday,  after a short illness. He aa^is buried tlie  folloAving- day in Tsew Denver cemetery  the funeral being- in charg'e of and largely attended by the Knights nf Pythias,  of Avhich order "deceased AA^as a member.  SeA'eral neAV building-s are to start in  a day or tAA'o, and in addition to those  in course of construction J. Gates is to  build a cottage on Slocan avenue, J.  Lind is putting up a tAvo storj' house on  Seventh street,, opposite Mr. TAvigg's  residence, and a large house is shortly  to be begun on Kildare street, opposite  Vallance's.  James H. Beatty, United States District Judge for Idaho, spent last AAreek  on the lake, and paid visits to manv of  the mining properties in the neighborhood. He is spending the AA'hole of his  | vacation in the Slocan, and said he was  glad to escape from the heat in Idaho.  He Avas also enthusiastic on the beauty  of the scenery hereabouts.  Quite a number of distinguished mining men Avere here during the Aveek,  including A. W. and E. J. McCune, A.  F. McMillan, of Rossland; George W.  Hughes, AV. R. Callanan and Alex. Dick,  of Nelson. Superintendent of Provincial  Police Hussey, Post Office inspector  Fletcher, and Gold Commissioner Goepel  Avere also among the visitors of the Aveek.  SILVERTON.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston has a force  of men at Avork on the I. C. claim doing-  deA'elopment Avork.  The Northern Belle No. 2, in the McGuigan basin, has eight men sinking-  tAA'o shafts on the vein. The force is  to be increased and Avork on a crosscut  started in the near future.  The Great Western is building- a  AATag-on road to the Washington. It is  the intention to handle a large amount  of concentrating- ore through the Washington mill.  Silver may go down but the smoke of j  the Trail Blazer cigar is ever up and doing well.   '    Even tenderfeet are prospecting eA'ery  Slocan saloon for the Trail  Blazer cigar.  Baby carriages, fancy upholstery and  furniture at CroAvley's. \ > t'  ,   For four-bits   you can purchase 100  ancient neAvspapers at this office.  mmmtitimKimmammmmmmximaimmmaaii^KimtmMsmi^mamKitmmmmmmtwmmmtmi^M^mi^b^mm  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Irene   Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of AVest  Kootenay District. \ATliere located : Near the  town of Sandou.  TAKE NOTICE that I, E. M. Sandilands, free  1 miner's certiiicate No. 80121, as agent for  HayAvard, free miner's certificate No.  intend, sixty days from tlie date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, lor the purpose of obtaining a CroAvn  grant of the above claim.  , And, further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of said certiiicate of improA'ements.  Dated this, 18th day of August, 1807.  Aurora Fractional Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining DiA'isiou of AVest  Kootenay District. AA'hcre located: West  of the Ruth group,Avithin one mile of the toAvn  of Sandon.  rPAKE NOTICE that I, H. B. Alexander, free  1 miner's certificate No 77602, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for certificate of improvements, for tlie  purpose of obtaining Crown grant of abo\re claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must lie commenced before the'  issuance of such certificate of improA'ements.  Dated this 24th day of July, 1807. ,,  Yuma Fraction 3Iiiieral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AVest  Kootenay District. Where located:���  West of the Ruth group, Avithin one mile of  the toAvn of Sandon.  rPAKE NOTICE that I. R, AV. Gordon, free min-  1 er's certiiicate No. 80530, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improA'ements.  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the aboA'e claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements  Dated this 24th day of July, 1897.  On tlie 3d day of the present  month I Aisited the Fidelity mineral  claim, situated about midAvay betAveen SilA'erton and Ncav Denver,  obserA'ed the seA-eral openings on  the Arein and made measurements  both of the length of the Arein exposed and of the thickness of ore  Avhere exposed.  By means of these measurements and of reasonable assumptions as to depth of ore (such assumptions being possible because  of the topography of the ground and  possible measurements resulting-  therefrom, which measurements I  made, also) I have calculated that  there Avere on the day of my visit,  248 tons of ore exposed.  From sufficient sampling and  testing of the ore exposed on surface, and assuming that the rest is  of same quality,'I haA'e determined  that 248 tons of it contain a value  of S22,000in silver and $11,000 in  lead, at present prices, or a total  A'alue in the ore so reasonably assumed and calculated to be "in  sight", of S33.000.  I am requested to publish the foregoing statements and to announce  that the said Fidelity Mineral  Claim is for sale.  Anyone thinking that he has  money enough to buy the Fidelity  and tAvo adjoining- claims should  call on Frank L. Byron, at the Victoria Hotel, Silverton, B. C.  Mr. Byron is locator of the  claims,oaviis a third interest in them,  and. Avill personally conduct the  sale of them.  J. M. M. Bexedum  Assayer.  KNOX BROS.'  Great  Specialty  is everything in the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  Rodger Bros'  184r  Knives,  Forks,  Ladles,      Bar  Lemon Knives, etc.  Special rates on all  such orders. See our  latest and most artistic  designs of jeAvelry.  Spoons,  Spoons,  Chas. A. Stoess,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E. M Cau.Soc. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial Land Surveyor.   Alining Surveying.  Kaslo. B. C.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  AVholesale Merchants, Shippers aud Importers.  VICTORIA,   B.C.  LONDON,   ENG.  Work has been commenced on a 50-  foot tunnel at the Queen Anne group on  the north fork of Carpenter creek. The  group is OAvned by Frank Jobson.  Work is progressing rapidly on the  Clever Block.  Foss & McDonnel have a force of 100  men at work on the Four Mile wagon  road, and a clearing has been made for  nearly tAvo miles. They expect to complete the contract in sixty days.  A laundry is being built in connection  with the Victoria Hotel.  Grant Thorburn is building on his lot  opposite the Thorburn House. The  building will consist of a semi-detached  private residence and a billiard parlour.  A meeting of those interested in the  establishing of a public school Avill be  held here Monday.  EA'ery day sees the foundation of some  new building laid, and Sih'ertonians  have to be on the move to keep track of  their tOAvn.  Married���At the Kaslo House, Kaslo,  Aug. 12, by the Rev. A. M. Sandford,  Sandon, Mr. Harvey W Bragg, of Sandon, to Miss Winnifred GertrudeCoates,  of Sih'erton, B.C.  An immense assortment of furniture,  loAver than Coast prices, at CroAvley's,  Ncav Denver. Freight paid on orders  to Sandon and all Slocan Lake points, f  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C  A. large stock of all sized bags always on hand in"Nelson  &    The ^  ^ NEW DENVER, B.C.  ���       Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  ffor the taaveling public.       The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGMGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Linton Bros'  book store.  CALGARY  and  SLOCAN CITY.  The other pebble on the  Trail Blazer cigar.  beach   is the!  Books, Stationery,  Wall Paper,  Sporting' Goods,  Fishing Tackle,  Pipes, Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccoes,  Mineral Glasses, Mining' Laws & Maps.  J.R.&B.GaraerQR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing  ���: in the ;  -   Latest Style  ���: of the : ���  Tailops  flft.  shops at THfiEE FOSKS & SANDON  WM. BENNISON,  JNO.ICOVERi  H. E.  COVER.  Branches���  EA'erctt. Wash.  3,'t Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and Board of Trade.  Cable Address���" Bknxisox."  Moreing and Neal,  Clough's (iicav and old),  Bedford McNeill.  and A B C Codes-  WM.BENNISON  GC CO., ROSSLAND, B.C.  DEALERS IN  .AND  MINES  MINING SECURITIES  'E solicit correspondence Avith parties having1  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg: to say that we have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States," and are in daily receipt of inquiries for  developed mines and promising prospects.  18 YEARS  EXPERIENCE  In active mining operations and reduction of ores,,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  People  OF THE  S  LOCAN,  Do not fail to grasp  some of the bargains  now on exhibition at  W. Hunter & Co. 's big  Silverton Store.  McMillan & Hamilton,  Wholesale    Grocers.  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Royal City Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B. C.  J. A. McKinnon & Go.,  General Merchants'  Silverton, B. C.  Ship goods to any part of the District.        Their store is the  largest  in  the Slocan country.  c. s.  RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  axd BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED-���  Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  TINSMITH AND PLUflBER.  Galvanized Iron_Air Pipe. _   Metal Roofing and jill  kinds  Job "Work.        Slocan Avenue, next to Denver House.  of Mining an 

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