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 y Aso^.fa*Ac^�� ch^>  Volume VI.   No. 44.  NEW DENVER, B. C, AUGUST 3, 1899  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS J  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  SLOCAN CITV  NEWS IX liltfKF.  SLOGAN   1HINBRAL    FLOAT.  ANOTHKK    ttflNE    DTSASTKR.  The next Bitting of the County Court  will open in Kaslo, Sept. 10th.  The red fish season is in sight and the  inhabitants of Four Mile are jubilant.  BF. McNaught, son of N. F. McNaught, was wedded on July 5, to Mary  McGraw.  W. H.' Sandiford left Monday for Nelson. In his absence he will inspect a  gold property.  For fleeting pleasure there is nothing  like a milk shake these hot days. Ask  John Williams about it.  Fishing-is now the favorite pass time  on the lake. All the boats available are  engaged every evening.  There are 800 Chinamen working in  and around Rossland. No wonder that  it is dubbed a cheap camp.  The bandboys gave a moonlight excursion on the lake Saturday evening  in the pleasure yacht Alert.  John L. Retallack wan looking after  his mining interests in the Slocan last  week, but returned to Spokane.  Mine Inspector McGregor came in on  Monday to'enquire into the cause of the  accident at the Slocan Sovereign.  F, L. Christie, Sandon's prominent  barrister, was married last week in  Vancouver to Miss Hatt of Fredericton,  N.'B. .   ' .;.,  The Olympic hotel of Kaslo has been  leased by Capt. J. A. McLennan, who  will re-open it under toe name of The  Office.  James E. Tattersall, of Slocan City,  was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth G. Howarth of the same place on  July'2fith.  Sheriff Tuck spent last week in Sandon evicting the squatters who refused  to move off theoRuth ground near the  concentrator.  The work of painting the ss. Sloean  was started on Monday. It will be another month, at least, before she is  ready for service.  There is one hotel aud store doing  business at Brooklyn. The town has a  very tired appearance and cannot even  laugh at Deer Park.  A large number of berry pickers are  camped at the head of the lake. Many  Sandonites are camping on the lake  shore near Rosebery.  The birthrate at Kaslo continues firm.  To the wife of L. A. Kickers, on July 21,  a son was born, and on July 26 a son  gladdened the home of R. W. Riddell,  Pilot Bay.  The weather of the past ten days has  played sad havoc with the gardens in  town. What the roaming cows and  Old Sol have left of our lawn you could  put in your pipe.  W. W.1 Banning was murdered at Republic, Wash., last week, by an unknown  assassin, who apparently crept upon his  victim as he sat reading near his cabin,  and crushed his skull with a rock.  Friday afternoon the Alert took the  Silvertoon football team to Slocan City,  returning Saturday morning. The  Slocan City team lost by a score of 1 to  0.    A dance was given   in the evening.  A Child'H Thought of God.  They say that God lives very high.  But if you look above the pines  You cannot see our God; and why?  And if you dig down in the mines  You never see him in the gold,  Though from Him all that's glory shines  God is so good, He wears a fold  Of heaven and earth across his face,  Like secrets kept, and love untold.  But still I teel that his embrace  Slides down by   thrills   through all  things made,  Through sight and sound of every place.  As if my tender mother laid  On my shut lids her kisses' pressure,  Half waking ine at night, and said,  "Who kisses you through  the dark,  dear guesser?"  ���Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  For delicious ice cream  call   on Nes-  bitt, Bosun block.  Work on the Capella will be resumed  this fall.  The Silverton wagon road is again in  shape for travel.  The deal,for the Marion is still on and  mav be concluded at any time.  All the miners lately employed at the  Wakefield were paid $3 50 a day.  Work will be put upon the Ruby and  Perseverance claims, close to town.  The Bosun is closed down tight.  When work is resumed it will be with  a full force.  On the White Horse, near the Galena  mines, a strong ledge, has been uncovered by the owners;  A chute of clean ore was struck on a  new vein on the Texas last, week. It is  one of the Reco group.  The men on .the Evening Star were  laid off last week. The property will  be closed for some weeks.  It is said by the knowing'*ones that  all the Slocan mines will be in full blast  in a month's time, aiid> that S3 will be  the scale paid.  The tunnel on the Queen Fraction has  been driven 53 feet. The ledg-e is the  full width of the tunnel and ore is coming in in kidneys.  Nine men are employed on theAjax  Fraction. This force will be increased  to 20 aa soon as the bunk house now  building is completed.  The report is current, that one,of the  Slocan mines will import Polocks to  work the property. The report is not to  be believed. The managers could not  afford so expensive an experiment.  No less than eight men went up Silver  mountain the other night to restake the  C P. R. and Capital mineral claims.  When they got there others were waiting  for them. The claims were.staked and  all got a piece.  The reported sale of the Galena Mines  to A. AV. Medina and W. L. Hoge, of  Anaconda, cannot not be accepted as  authority at present, but the sale has  probably been made. A concentrator of  50 tons capacity will be erected on the  property.  Monday all the underground miners  on the Bosun quit work in compliance  with orders from the union. Manager  Sandiford refused to sign a paper guaranteeing the men employed on contract  work S3.50 per day, and the men were  called out  As an indicator of the wav the eight  hour law works in the Fort Steele district the/following from the Prospector Howarth,  will suffice: "There is more work being done on mining claims in this district than ever before in its history, and  the work is of such a character as to  fully demonstrate their value.''  The Payne mine, the largest employer  of Hibor in the Slocan, will resume operations before the 10th of August. This  report is said to be authentic. The new  hunkhouse will by that time be ready  for occupancy. Tt is the best furnished  and most comfortable mine buildin"'  that has ever been built in British  Columbia. The building is divided into  rooms, each for four men, and the  bunks are fitted up with good mattresses. It is heated by steam, and will  be lighted by electricity. A modern  bath house will be adaed. Manager  Hand believes in well taking care of his  men.  The Mine Owners' Association and  the Miners' Union are formed for the  mutual protection and welfare of their  members. The mine owners will do  what they can to reduce wages so as to  increase their profits; the mine workers  will do what they can to uphold wages  and increase their comforts of living.  This is their privilege. But a reduction  of the wages to miners to S3 a day  would eventually mean a reduction of  the wage scale to other laborers about  the mines to S2.50 and $2 a day. Good  wages would mean more money to be  spent at home by men who spend at  home. Poor wages would mean more  money to be spent abroad by men who  spend abroad  McMillan's pack train is busy bringing  down ore from the Chapleau.  R. E. Allen has secured the contract  of bringing down the ore from the Black  Prince.  Mrs. Bentley and daughter are paying  a short visit in town and renewing old  friendship.  Capt. Morrish was here last week and  inspected the Exchange group. The intention is to resume work on this property shortly.  Both pack trains are kept busy continually and it is difficult to get horses  ,at times. McMillan and Allen are each  bringing in more horses to supply the  demand.  The Silverton footballers paid us a return visit Friday night and succeeded in  winning one goal. The local players  were considerably out of practice. After  the game a dance was held in the Arlington hotel.  Mr. Green, C. E., has completed the  survey of 7,000 acres of timber lands on  Evans' creek for Beer and Hammond of  Nelson. This timber is stated to be  some of the finest to be found in B. C.  and the intention is to organize a company to manufacture it into lumber.  The Evening Star is again closed down.  D.A. Ross leaves in a few days for Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, and -on his  return expects to start work again. vThey  intend building a road from the mine  down to the Springer creek road, and  also drive a 1,000-foot cross-cut tunnel to  tap the.ledgeat a<good depthf-v.  ,.;>^;t"  J. Cran, lately manager orthe Bank  of B. X. A. at Dawson, and formerly  manager of the branch here,', paid us a  short visit from Thursday to Saturday  last week. Mr. Cran speaks very favorably of Dawson and says it is the live-,  liest town in Canada. He mentioned a  number of old Slocan boys who are doing  well in that, countrv.  Two old-time and experienced miners  were caught in a blast  in  the underground   workings   on   the   Sovereign  mine last Friday and one was instantly  ; killed   while the other   escaped with  serious, but not necessarily fatal injuries.    Ellis S.   Williams and Harry E.  Crouse took a contract last week to run  750 feet of tunnel on the Sovereign aud  they were working their first shift. The  work was at the end of a 300-foot drift  which had been run on the vein from a  cross-cut, in all 700 feet  from the surface.    How the accident happened will  probably never be known.    Williams''  head was literally blown to pieces and  Grouse was badly injured internally and  m&3m&.m&?%g as- ss seassasss's^  1 MINING SITUATION 1  s-sasssasas as.ss ssa-ssssss^sssas  The mining situation has not improved materially, so far as the big  working properties are concerned, for  either side., There are, however, all  kinds of rumors afloat, and'it is positively asserted on what each side deems  good authority that operations will be  resumed on or about August 10. The  only difference is as to what the wage  scale will be; the mine owners giving  it out at $3, and the mine workers at  $3.50.   A prominent mining man, one  his body terribly torn hy flying rocks,   who ought to be able to speak with au  His escape from instant death was miraculous. They had drilled s?.ven holes  and had lighted five when the first explosion occurred. Four blasts followed  the first. When the men were found  they were covered with rocks and earth.  B-ut for the prompt action of James  :W;eeks, mucker, and Tom Toy, blacksmith, who went in after the men when  the air was so dense their candles would  not burn, Crouse, too, would have been  dead.  Dlnsical  Examinations.  Messrs. J. D. and G. Kendall are  registered at the Arlington hotel. They  arrived here last Friday and have been  out to look at the Kilo claim on the first  north fork of Lemon creek, for the London & B. C. Goldfields Co. The Kilo's  ledee is somewhat similar to the Chapleau and runs in the neighborhood of  $100 in gold to the ton. It was on the  strength of Mr. Kendall's report that his  company took over the Enterprise mine  on Ten Mile, and his presence here now  shows that they intend to interest themselves more in this promising division of  the Slocan.  A very pretty wedding took place Wednesday evening, July 26th, at the residence of W. J. Andrews, Ward ave,  when J. E. Tattersall, one of our popular citizens was married to Miss L. G.  daughter of J. H. Howarth,  jeweler. The Rev. J. H. Munroe of  Trail performed the ceremony. The  house was very tastely decorated for the  occasion and the bride looked very handsome in a mauve dress. The valuable  and numerous presents were an evidence  of the esteem in which both the bride  and groom are held. Mr. and Mrs. Tattersall have taken up their residence in a  cottage on the lake shore.  At the first annual local  centre examinations in practical subjects of the  Associated Board of the Royal Academy  tof Music and  Royal College of Music  iheld recently in the Vancouver Conser-  ivatory ot Music, all  the pupils of the  Conservatory who   entered as candidates passed successfully.     The" examiner was Prof. Graham Ponsonby Moore  Jof the Royal College of Music, London,  Eng.    Mr. Adolf Gregory,  the popular  "director of this flourishing  institution,  "together   with   his    talented    staff   of  ^teachers, is to be highly congratulated  on the satisfactory result attained. The  successful candidates were as follows:  Pianoforte, senior,  Miss  Ethel Homer;  pianoforte junior,   Misses Edna Tader,  Kate Heaps and Clara Olmstearl;  voice  culture senior,  Miss Marion Gray and  Miss Elizabeth  Dobeson;   elements of  music,   Miss Beatrice  Wilkinson.   All  the above are mipils of Mr. Adolf Gregory.    Organ, senior, Miss Meriam Williams, pupil of Mr.  G.  Griffith;   pianoforte, junior, Miss Marie Green, pupil of  Miss Nicholson.  PADDY'S    PEAK.  PICNIC    AT    SIN    MIKE.  On   Wednesday,   July    20th,   a    few  friends of the Methodist church accepted  the invitation of Mr.   W.   H.   Sandiford  ! and enjoyed a  picnic,  at  the  beautiful  falls on Six Mile  creek.      The  pleasure  yacht Alert steamed  off  at 1 p. m. with  Capt. Jefferys at  the   wheel.      A  very  pleasant run soon   brought  the party to  the desited spot and  evei-yone set about  enjoying themselves in their own particular way.     Some wandered through the  woods to get a better  view of the falls;  others spent some  time  persuading the  fish to take a nibble  at  a  tempting flv,  while yet others  rowed   about the lake.  At 5 p. m. a bountiful  spread  was prepared by the  ladies  and  demolished by  all.    At  the  finish  of  the meal   T.  f.  Grimmett of Regina, N. W. T., proposed  a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Stindiford,  which was seconded by Rev. A. M. San-  ford of Sandon.     Pastor Roberts having  put the question to the'meeting. a vigorous cheer showed   how  well  Mr. Sandiford's kindness was  appreciated.     At 7  p.-m. the return journey was made, and  was enlivened en route with song.  Paddy's Peak is situated at the head of  Twelve Mile creek, on the divide between the Slocan and Ainsworth divisions. It is called after Pat McCue, of  Kaslo. For seven years McCue and his  sister Bridget have owned a group of  claims on this mountain. A few days  ago they bonded all of the Utica, Andrew Jay and Colorado, half of the  Rocky Boulder, Mountain Glory and  Morning Glory and three-fourths of the  Alice to George W. Hughes for a figure  considerably over $50,000. The sum of  $5,000 was paid in cash. Colonel Peyton and the Corbins at one time had a  bond on these properties. George  Hughes is one of the best and most successful mining men in the Slocan and  he will no doubt make a bonanza out of  the Utica group.  Wanted  His Horse, Ton.  A Scotch farmer, celebrated in his  neighborhood for his, immense strength  and skill in athletic exercises, very frequently had the pleasure of contending  with people who came to try their  strength against him. Lord D., a great  pugilistic amateur, went from London  on purpose to fight the athletic Scott.  The latter was working in  an enclosure  at a little distance from his house when  the noble lord arrived. His lordship  tied his horse to a tree and addressed  the farmer.  "Friend, 1 have heard marvellous reports of your skill, and have come along  way to see which of us two is the better  wrestler."  The Scotchman, without answering,  seized the nobleman, pitched him over  the hedge, and then set about working  again.  "When Lord D. got up, "Well." said  the farmer, "have vouanvthing to sav to  me?" "  "No," replied his Lordship; but perhaps you'd be kind enough to throw me  my horse."  thority, states that the biggest: producers in the camp must soon resume, and  that the output from the Slocan will  soon be larger than ever. Never have,  the mines looked so well, and they are  certain to employ much larger forces of  men when they resume than when they  closed.  There are few idle miners in the  camp. Many of those forced out when  the mines were closed to S3.50 men have  gone into the hills, others are in other  camps at work. Those who have remained are quietly waiting for the  mines to be opened at the old scale.  .A. meeting of the mine owners was  .held Tuesday night, but nothing is  known about their deliberations.  The   Silverton  union  called  all its  members out of the Four   Mile mines  and the Bosun this week.     The men  were workings on contract   work and  were receiving $3.50.per  shift of eight,  hours.    Because the mine managers refused to putthemselves in writing, binding themselves to guarantee the men  S3 50 per shift, the union leaders arbitrarily ordered the men out.    By this  action 75 or 100 men were deprived of  the privilege of earning ��3.50 per day.  Tuesday   night   the    Noonday   discharged all but  ten  of its  force of 60.  The   reason given   for   this practical  close down is that the property must be  further   developed  before   so   large a  force can  be worked   advantageously.  The property  has been  producing ore  at the rate of a carload a  day  for some  time past.     The  ore bodies  have not  diminished   but    must    be   developed  ahead.  Rumor has it that a big sensation is  to be sprung upon New Denver. Just  what it is remains to be seen. It is safe  to predict, however, that nothing so  encouraging or of so much importance  to the future of the town has been unearthed in its historv.  KAXDSBURG'S   FIKST   MINK.  j    Choice fruit of many kinds always in  i stock at Nesbjtt's, Bosun block..  The Rand group of gold mines, the  richest in Southern California, and possibly the greatest auriferous deposit yet  discovered in California,  was found on  April 23, 1895, by men who did less than  thirty day's prospecting.    Expert prospectors and miners say that the very  reason the discoverers of the Rand mine  were so successful was that  they knew  so little of practical prospecting and had  none of the prejudices that all  prospectors insensibly form.     The rapid leap  of the three men   who  found the Rand  mines, and  are   still   the   owners and  operators, is one of the  wonderful stories told in California.    Four years ago  Frederick M. Mooers was a reporter for  the Los Angeles Express at a salary of  a few dollars a week.     Charles A. Bur-  cham   had  recently  failed   in   a  little  butcher shop  iu  San   Bernardino,  and  John Singleton was working at S*2aday  in a general merchandise store at Bak-  ersfield, Cal.     Last week each of these  men refused ��1,000,000 for his third interest in the Rand mines    Their combined income is St'50,000 a  month,  and  the quantity of  ore  in  si<rht  warrants  the belief that not only  will the income  increase   as  the   mining development  advances, but that the ore is ample to  keep the  stamp  mills  running  for  at  least ten or twelve years longer.  In February, 1895, there was a little  excitement among gold miners in  Southern California concerning the  gold placers at Goler���a valley on the  Mojave desert, in the southern part of  Kern county. Among the 400 or 500  men who rushed there were, Mooers,  Burcham and Singleton, who camped  together at Goler.     While the miners  were as busy as bees in shoveling the  desert sands into the  dry washers and  extracting the g-pld, Mooers and Singleton gave their attention to studying  whence had come the golden flakes in  the sand.   They reasoned that, if they  could discover the ledges from which  the golden particles had been eroded  they would have mines worth millions.  By and by it dawned upon Mooers and  Singleton that Goler was in the middle  of a great volcanic crater,   and that  countless ages ago the gold in the sand  was a. part of the rim  of a   volcano.  Burcham agreed to  furnish  his horse  and a bale of hay to transport the three  prospectors in their search for the volcanic rim.    For   two   weeks the men  rode over the country,  all   the  time  searching the horizon,  getting* the lay  of the land and testing rock formation.  All the old-time miners in Golar thought,  the trio  about the biggest fools ever  turned loose in a mining country.   One  day the trio drove over towards the  noith.     Burcham said it wasuseless to  seek further for any volcanic rim, but  he agreed to stay with   Mooers   and  Singleton a few days longer.    As the  prospectors rode in their creaking, ramshackle wagon up a gulch, seven miles  away from Goler, Mooers saw straight  ahead of the horse a plain line of peculiar dark   brown rocks scattered along  the base of the great hill they were approaching.  "Over there is the ledge we are looking for," said Mooers, excitedly, as he  pointed over the horse's head.  "Oh, pshaw, that's all dead rock. No  miner would look at such stuff," said  Burcham.  The trio rode on in silence, Mooers  keeping his eyes moving over the landscape ahead. When the horse came to  the end of the gulch Burcham got out  and prepared to unhitch the horse.  Mooers snatched a prospecting pick axe  from the back of the wagon and started  up the hill to a huge outcropping of  brown rocks. As he aid so he called  back:  "Burch, come up, when you've unhitched, and I'll introduce you to your  fortune."  Singleton followed close behind  Mooers. They knocked off a dozen  pieces of the peculiar rock, and when  they looked at them under a magnifying  glass golden specks glistened everywhere in the rock.  "We cotild scarcely believe our eyes,"  said Mr. Mooers, in recently speaking  of that day (April 23, 1895). We  whacked off more chunks, and scrutinized each carefully through our magnifying glass. The golden specks  abounded in the rock  " 'How much do you think there is of  it?' asked Singleton, looking up at the  enormous hill, which towered above us  and spread miles to the east and west.  " 'Oh, the whole hill's full of this ore,'  said 1. 'All we have got to do is to  shovel it into a stamp mill and get out  out the gold.' "  When Mooers, Burcham and Singleton had located all their mines and  made sure that they had claimed all tho  richest ore in sight, the secret of their  find leaked out. A stampede of miners  from all parts of the Pacific coast, and  from even Colorado and Montana, immediately set in toward Randsbtirg.  The goddess fortune smiles upon prospectors sometimes when they least expect it, and wealth beyond their dreams  has been almost shoved upon them.  A Lucky   Deprivation.  A schoolmaster in a village school  had been in the habit of purchasing  pork from parents of his pupils on the  occasion of the killing of the pig. One  day a small boy marched up to the  master's desk, and enquired "if he  would like a bit of pork, as they were  going-to kill their pig." The schoolmaster replied in the affirmative. Several days having elapsed and hearing  nothing of the pork, the master called  the boy up to him and enquired the  reason he had not brought it. "Oh,  please, sir," the boy replied, "the pig  got better." THE LEDGE, NEW DKlNVER, B.C., AUGUST 3, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  tee fixing the minimum wage for all  men employed on contract work in  the mines at $3.50 per day, they not  only have deprived many of their  members of employment but have in-  SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ,  Three months..::    ~* .v,\ jured their cause to a great extent in  Twelve  "  Three yeaks .  2.00  5.00  Transient Advertisiiifr, 25 cents per line first in  dertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics! *i,g nrice  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something-g*ood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once a^ain to look at  your collateral.  f BURSDAY,   AUGUST 8, 1899.  SCRAPS FKOM THE  EDITOR'S DESK.  The iron and steel industry ol Canada is being stimulated to an extraordinary extent by the bounty system; If something was done for.lead  and silver the Slocan might find out  tbat there is a government at Ottav,*a.  Canada is about old enough to take  off its colonial cloches and go in swimming on its own account. At first the  cold wave ot national freedom might  shock our nerves, but, eventually, we  would grow fond of it and forget t e  string that now ties us to Mamma  England. _______ ��  Canada is  ever  the eyes of the public.  The business men and citizers generally of the Slocan do not  want to  see the scale of wages to miners reduced.     They know that if the mine  owners succeed in their present effort,  of  skilled   and unskilled  labor in   other callings must come  down also, and this is  not to be desired.    All classes are therefore more  or less interested in the prersentstruggle, and it is with a sense ot regret  that the average   citizen  views the  awkward movements of the Silverton  union.    It is worse than absurd to attempt to force   a   mine  manager to  j guarantee a man or a number of men j  a certain amount per day on contract  work.   That is a matter that should  be settled with  the union  members  employed in the work,   not with the  mine managers.    When a contract is  taken to do so much work at so much  a foot it rests with the workmen hoiv  much they make per day.     A  manager would be a fool to comply with j others to be so, too.  aldo raise h���1 in the Philippines, you  keep your eye open and you'll see 'em  some day. People wonder why our  liberties had to be bought with blood.  I'll tell you why' The more a thing  costs you the more you value it:, the  more it's worth; and while George  Washington and the Continental army  were freezing to death at Valley Forge  God Almighty Avas teaching them that  lesson Look at France. They don't  value civil liberty over there because  they didn't have to Avork for it. If those  Frenchmen had to sweat and starve and  freeze like revolutionary fathers they  would estimate their blessings a good  deal higher than they do iioav.  " 'The Lord Avas on our side during  the Avar, and He led us into it, and He  is not going to desert us now that the  fighting is over. I believe in God Almighty, not because it is Avritten in the  prayer-book and Bible, but because 1  see His hand every day of my life. I  believe in this country, and 1 believe  that this country can take care of anything it gets in any Avar; and I believe  in prosperity, and that men can make  prosperity Avhenever they are a mind  to if they'll all join together. It is just  such blamed fools as you,' he exclaimed,  pointing to his visitor, -that make panics  It is every man's cutty to be good-  natured   and hopeful, and encourage  ���__p*tr__i ���rir*Yi��i'_'iTfivi'*ii*'  ink of'Montreal.  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAD    OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord STRATHCONAa.id Mount Eoi'AL, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States. '  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  g"*-,'*--^-*-'-!**"*"*:*^^ ttacm aa^UM mw*"-������*  Surprise*'! Child.  such a request, and  men who would  insist upon it either do not know Avhat! ������  they are doing or are purposely try- j    She was a pretty girl of J- or 5 sinning to create trouble.                             | mers, and she kneAV it.    Her mother                           I took care that the  fact should not es-  WOUI.D    IMPORT    JtlXERS.  more prosperous than  Its prosperity would be further  increased by the establishment of a  mint at New Denver  point in the Slocan. The Dominion  would not lose by such an enterprise.  A mint in any country, Avhen kept  running, always makes money. This  fact is indisputable.  In one way we are ahead of other  Kootenay editors. We have enough  of wood on hand to last us until 1900.  This is about the only thing we are  long on. We are extremely .short on  cash and job work, Avhile mint juleps,  boiled shirts and diamonds are only  visible to us when we dream of the  rosy past. Thus do things grow serious and serve to teach us that in the  midst of life we are in the soup, or  New Denver.  The Privy Council, in England, has  decided that the act in B. C. prohib  iting the employment of Chinese underground in coal mines is unconstitutional and the judgment of the full  court of Briti.h Columbia has been  set aside. We would not be surprised  some day to learn that white men  would be prohibited from working at  all in this province, so intense is the  love ot those in authority for the yellow scabs of Asia,  One of the surest and safest wavsof  becoming rich beyond the dreams of  avarice wonld be to possess a few  acres of land in the heart of the city  of London, or, in fact, a single acre  Avould make one wealthier than the  most lucky miner that ever starved  in the Slocan. This Avas proved conclusively the other day, when the  freehold of 5-t Cheapside was sold for  ��28,500, which is equal to ��o0 per  square foot or .��2,bT3.G00 an acre.  The highest price ever asked for  land in London was at the rate of 13  million pounds sterling per acre. The  golden spot, was in Bermondsey,  Avhere a few years ago a small piece  of property was offered to the South  Eastern Railway Company for ��1,-  250,000. Who known but what an  acre in New Denver will some day  be Avorth as much? Prospective purchasers will note that the golden spot  avUI be next to The Ledge office.  Captain Duncan of Nelson, lately  made manager of the Queen Bess  mine, recently reported to his com-  or some other,' pany in London that new ore bodies  had lately been opened up on the  property and that the mine was looking better than it ever had been. He  also reported that he hoped soon to  have the mine in full operation, as he  had about completed arrangements  to import miners from Eastern Ontario. We do not believe Captain  Duncan has done anything of the  kind. We do not believe he could  get miners in Ontario to come to British Columbia to take the places of the  miners here who refuse to Avork at  the reduced scale. "We know Captain  Duncan could not operate his mine  successfully if he got his cheap miners  here. Speaking along these lines the  Nelson Tribune gives some wholesome truths:  "The   Tribune   believes that the  importation   of mine   workers from  Eastern Canada would not result in  good to either the  province or to the  mine owners.   In all such attempts  the men imported are misled.    They  do not- know the conditions that exist  in the country to which  thev are going.    They only know that the daily  wage offered them is higher than the  daily Avago paid them   where they  are.   They do not knoAv that the cost  of living is much higher in  the mining districts of the West  than  in the  mining districts of the East.     They  do not  know  that  the mines in the  West are for the greater part isolated  and so situated that  there are feAv of  the advantages that are to be had at  the mining toAvns and villag. s in the  East.    On their arrival they find that  they have been  misled  and immediately they become discontented. Discontented  men do   not   make good  workers or good citizens.   ��� The mine  owners avIio are making  attempts to  secure mine  laborers   from  Eastern  Canada are not working  in  the best  interests of the province,   to whom  many of them  owe  everything they  have."  1'I.AIX OtA)   KITCHEN CHAP.  Mother'?* furnished up the parlor���got a  full new haircloth set,  And there ain't a neater  parlor  in   the  county, now I'll bet.  She had  been   a-hoarding  pennies for a  mighty tedious time;  She has  had,the chicken   money,  and  she's saved it, every dime.  And she's put. it out in  pictures  and in  easy.chairs and rugs���  | Got th'1" neighbors  all   a-snifiin'  'cause  j        we're puttin' on such lugs.  I Got   up   curtains    round   the   Avinders  I        whiter'n snow and all of lace,  j Fixed   that  parlor  till,   by gracious,  1  I        should never know the place,  j And she savs as  Boon's it's settled  she  cape the observation of others, and in shall ��fve a yeller tea,  And iuvite the whole caboodle of the  neighbors in to see.  Can't own that I approve it; seems too  much like fub and fuss  To a man who's lived as I have���jest a  blamed old kitchen cuss.  O. S.  RASHDALL.  -Votary Public.  A. K. FAUQUIER.  this she was ably seconded by the little  miss. The other day the child was on  dress parade in Central park, and Avas  naturally piqued at her failure to attract the attention of a man who sat  reading on the benches in the Mall.  Two rpr. three times she passed him, and  still she regarded him not. She looked  at him in amazement, and then, with a  lookfof mingled incredulitv anddeterm-  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT  SOLD  AND BONDED.  ���-INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  Course we've had a  front  room always;  tidy place enough, I1 guess,  Couldn't tell; 1 never set   there: never  opened it unless  Parson called, or sometimes mother give  a party or a bee.  malion, she Avent up to  him, stamped j when the*women come and quilted and  her little foot on   the  pavement, and I      : the men came round to tea.  said;    "Man, it's me!"  A  IVloriel for Christians.  Preaching' one Sunday from the text,  "Love One Another," the village parson told a little story of two goats that  had met on the one-plank bridge Avhich  crossed a small stream where he lived.  "But did they tight and try to push  each other into the water?" queried the  minister. "Oh, no! One lay doAvn and  alloAved ths pother to step over him.  There Avas the right spirit! My brethren," said the preacher, leaning over  the pulpit and speaking in a gentle,  persuasive tone, "let us live like goats."  Undoi'-jrouiKl Mail.  A little girl's father saw her one day  burying a little piece of paper, in a hole  she had made in the soft earth in the  garden. The proceeding aroused his  curiosity, and after she had gone he  went to the place Avhere she had planted  the paper and dug it up to see Avhat it  Avas. There Avas just one line written  on it:  ���'Dear Devil���Please come up right  awaA* and get mv auntie."  nusv-t nt icv��*0uu3*i c ��  DANDY WAGONS  Groins; at���  CROQUET SETS  6 ball, going at  GOOD  SKXSK   BY THK TON.  i; x ��� j u s t i !���* i a i* i, is   int i<: 11 ������*j>; n: ������; x o y..  Individually the miners of the Slocan district, are to be commended for  their gentlemanly coiiiluct in the trying   ordeal  thev   are   iioav   passing'  through.    Collectively   their conduct j  has been wise, calm and just.     Only!  one union has  shown   a.  tendency to i  make themselves obstreperous,   and!  that is the Silverton union.     It is not!  the case that the members of this un-'  William E Curtis, the Chicago Record's Washington correspondent, in  speaking of the iate Roswell I'. Flower,  tells the following: "A pessimist came  into his ollice one morning and began  to croak about everything, particularly about the trusts. Mr. Flower listened a while good-naturedly; then he  walked over to him and said:  ���' 'Stop making faces at the trusts and  get into one. If there is any good monopoly around, buv some stock in it, and  quit growling. 1 never saw a man yet  who was against a good thing'when he  had a share, in it. As for prosperity,  you can't put a   limit on  it,  and  those  HAMMOCKS  each  each  per cent,  discount  uy .now  I low is your outfit of fishing tackle? Ely fishing is  just starting.  ion, individually, are  more  clamorous than the members  of the Sandon ; fellows that are worrying about cxpan-  union or the   Whitewater  union; but1 sio1- nnfl itnpci-ialism have, y-ot the dys-  certain it is that  the  leaders of the i P<;I'-s';l  Silverton union have shown a lack of  that   calm,    dignified   generalship  sons  Drug & &>>jok Store  Ncav Denver,  Sunday liour.*: *.' to ;"��� p. in.  B. C.  Now  we're goin'   to   use   it   common.  Mother says its time to start  If we're any   bettr'n   heathens,  so's  to  sweeten life with art.  Says I've grubbed   too long  with   plain  things, haven't lifted up my soul,  Says I've denned  there in  the kitchen  like a woodchuck in his hole.  It's along with  other  notions  mother's  getting from the club,  But I've got no growl a'comin';, mother  ain't let upon grub!  Still I'm wishin' she  would let me have  my smoke and take my nap  In the corner, 'side the wood box ;  I'm a  plain, old kitchen chap.  1 have done m}' stent at farmin'; folks  will tell you I'm no shirk,  ���There's the callus on them fingers that's  the badge of honest work.  And them hours in the corner when I've  stumbled home to rest  Have been  earnt  by   honest labor and  they've been my very best.  Land! If I could have a palace, wouldn't  ask no better nook  Than this corner in the kitchen with my  pipe and some good book.  I'm a sort of  dull  old  codger,  clear behind the times, 1 s'pose,.  Stay at   home  and   mind   mybus'ness;  wear some pretty rusty chthes,  'Druther   set  out here'n   the kitchen;  have for forty years or more,   (1  Till the heel of that  old rocker's gouged  a hollow in tiie floor:  Set my boots behind the cook stove, dry  my old blue woolen socks,  Get. my   knife  and   plug   to backer from  that dinted, old tin box.  Set and smoke and look at mother clearing up the thing.-* from tea;  lia ther tame for city   t'ellers.   but that's  fun enough for me.  I am proud of mother'--;   parlor,   but I'm  feared the thing has put  Curi's notions in her noddle, for she says.  I'm underfoot;  Thinks we ought to light tiie parlor,   get*  a crowd and entertain,  But. I Hint no  city  loafer;  I'm a farmer  down in Maine.  Course I   can't   hurt ��� mothei's   feelings,  wouldn't do it for a mint,  Yet that parlor bus'ness  sticks trie, and  I guess I'll have to hint  That, I ain't au   entirtainer,   and [ leave  that job to son ;  I'll set out here in the kitchen while the  folks are having fun.  And if inarm conies out to get me, I will  pull her on my lap  And she'll know���and  she'll forgive me,  for I'm jest u kitchen chap.  ��� Holman F. Day,  in Lewis ton Journal.  The stock of confectionery now en  route to John Williams will be thelinest  ever brought into the metropolis of the  Slocan.  T.D. WOODCOCK &Co.  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan Gitv, B. C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a Inrpe number of people.    The rooms are large  and airy, and the Diniiifj Room is provided with everything* in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial .Traveler.*.  John Buckle}', Prop.  JMLcCslIIjjlxxi __. Co  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.       -Jess-op's and Canton Drill  Steel.    '  Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are hand!ino* all kinds of.  Blasting-. Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  $&&&    y   V-L  NELSON, B.C.  The Condition of  that has characterized the management of the union affairs at Sandon  and Whitewater The issuance of  that unreasonable, anarchistic circular by the Silverton  union some time  Ivclvinlcy's all right. I 'know  ! him. Ho is as square a man as ever  j lived. He's got a hard job. but he's do-  ! ing* the best, lie can, and when a boat is  going through dangerous rapids it  doesn't do any good for a lot of blamed  fools to keep veiling* at the man at the  wheel. The Lord is running" this country, and He runs things right     McKin-  agrj was the first step in the wrong I ley and Dewey and Otis and that fellow  direction. That circular was not in Aguinaldo are His instruments, and  accord with the opinions and views they are simply doing- what He tells  ot the miners and placed them in a  false light before the public. Again  the Silverton union leaders have  stepped off wrong. In their attempt  to dictate to the mine managers and  force them to sign a  written gaaran-  them to do. That's the kind of a statesman I am. I believe in the Lord, and  I believe He's stuck on this country.  We haven't had a thing happen here  yet b��t what He ordered it for our good,  and, while I can't quite figure out His  reasons for letting that  fellow  Agnin-  Does not affect the quality  of the liquid tonics at the  IVAN HOP: HOTEL, in  Sandon. If you do not  think so call in and ask  the landlord   Dick Orando,  for further information.  Goods of rough  texture  are  this season.  Cigars.  Write for'Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenav  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  i Tailors. Sandon.  F.  G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  Mrs.  Has been thoroughly  renovated and refurnished, making it one of  the best hotels in  Kootenav. The table  has the best in the  market, and the bar  contains the choicest  brands of liquors, wines  and cigars.  L. A. Snowman.  \v  S. Dhewky  Kaslo. B.C  H. T. Twicm  Xew Denver. B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion nnd Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and "Uinintr Engineers.  Bedford. McNeil Code.  _!rRa.sh(liill &- Fauquier. A.irents.  pjOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M. London. Rut;  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL' CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported on  fo.*   u>  lendinf.' purchaser.-*.  Assay oflice and Chemical  Lal>or.**i"iy. Belli-  vtieavp. New Denver. BC.  JOHN V. PERKS, Pr  HKATED BY _ .  nnd Electric �� ' ���--'  Bells and Lijriit in everv  h:  FAIR  00m....  Lnr-'ii and well li.uiited Sample Rooms  Hourly Stivel; Car between hotel and  Station.   Free Ims meets all trains   Rea.-onable Rates.  -��*_____^REVELi_TOK'E  Nig-ht grill room in connection for the  c.ouvenieiiQe of g-uests arriving and departing liy night trains.  M��L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  -*"^Ss!^?r?c'^_6S-ft' s  ixth Year.  THE LEDU-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 3. IMS.  BY THE MARSHES.  In bidding green tae willows bend,  The i-ushes patient stand,  Prom east to west tb�� cloud fleets trend  At will of breezes bland,  And dark against the sunlit sky  The golden plover fly.  Beyond a mist spreads filmy cloak  O'er amber -waters lone,  And puffs of distant scattered smoke  Above the reeds are blown,  And, zigzag traced, from left to right.  Darts by a jacksnipe's flight.  Here bask the shy and wary teal  Beside the pool's dim edge;  Here water hens all noiseless steal  Among the waving sedge.  And bitterns in the inmost brake  Stand soliatry, like a stake.  Wide stretches steeped in sylvan calm  Beleaguered by the sun,  Winds, southwest winds, with touch like  babn,  Green grasses and rushes dun,  And, wheeling through the faroff sky.  The golden plover fly;  ���Ernest MeUaffey in Woman's HomeCompan  Ion.    ,,  A WILT) WOMAN.  BY CHAI'J.KS B. LKWIS.  Off what is known as Northwest cape,  on tho custom side of Avistrnlia, aro a  group of seven islands. The outermost  one, which is 70 inilus from tho main  hind, is called Lighthouse island, although  there has never been u lighthouse, erected  there.  It is an island two miles long and almost as broad, tho foundation of coral.  and is entirely covered with trees and  bushes  Whaling vessels bound up the Java  coast often cull there for wood and water,  and in the year 1840 a British ship was  wrecked thero and 28 men lived on the  island for ten  mouths before being taken  off, ","'. ~  In tho year 1872 1 was  one  of tho boat  tsteerors in   the  lucky old whaleship Lily  Smith of New Bedford, and alter a cruise  of 14 months -without a man' stepping foot  ashore wo wore bearing up for Lighthouse  island to renew our wood  and wafer and  feel tho earth  under our feet once more.  "Wo   reached ��� a   point  within   about  four  miles of  tho island just  at  sundown one  night when tho Wind failed us, and  after  the ship had drifted in for another milo on  the tide,we came to anchor in  sevon fathoms and mado all snug.    As tho weather  was flue only an  anchor watch was  kept.  and all went well until about  midnight  Then some one was  discovered   paddling  around tho  ship  on a small raft, and an  alarm  was   raised   that   turned  out   all  hands.    Some of tho men insisted that it  was a negro, but with their nightglasses  to aid them tho officers wero quite as certain that it was a woman in a  half nude  state.    Thoy said   sbo had   long hair, narrow shoulders   and  handled   her paddle  with a certain awkwardness nevor seen in  a man.    In  a general way we know that  the  island   was   not   inhabited,   though  probably visited at  intervals  by natives  from tho other islands and   by shell gatherers and fishermen.    The  person on the  raft may have boon sent out to spy on us  previous to an  attack, or  may have been  some lone individual impelled  solely by  curiosity.     Whoever it was he disappeared  as soon  as an alarm was raised, and wo  heard nothing moro during the night.  Next morning, as soon as breakfast had  been served, 20 of tis went ashore with the  arsos and water casks, and, for  foar  wo  mlGPt meet with  adventure, four of the  men wero armed with  muskets.    As we  landed on tho sandy beach of a little cove  wo  saw f\ small  and queerly constructed  raft pulled  upon tho sands, and  loading  away from  it wero  tho tracks of  human  feet.    It needed but a glance to show that  thoy wero tho footpr?nts of a woman, and  as wo noticed the coi'Struction of tho raft,  the ('.iillost sailor could figure that no man  ever put it together.     Wo felt certain that  'there was a woman on the   island, and as  she  h;id   pulled off  to the   ship   alone   it  might  bo inferred   that she was ���solitary  ni.ul  alono amid   the   trees.    There was a  well defined  path loading from   the bench  into tho woods, and   as wo were in search  of water a part of us took this path while  the others begun felling trees.    At about  20 rods from   the beach we  came  unim a  lino spring  from wiiiuh  we could fill our  casks, and for several  hours, or until the  captain camo ashore, no one penetrated  farther.   After dinner, boing satisfied that  tho woman was'.alcrio on tho island, and  her faihire  to come   near  us  being  proof  that she was not in her right mind or was  some  nativo  fenx-ile   who   feared   us,  six  men wero detailed to go in search of her  A few rods from  tho .spring, where  the  forest was more open, we came   upon  a  rude hut  with  a smoldering fire at the  door.   Tho hut was made of sticks, stones,  shells and  mud.    The   sticks  had   been  broken off by hand, and tlie shelter was a  fairly good ono against any sort, of weath- j  er     In tho interior we found a bed of dry |  grass, sliolls which wero used for cooking j  utensils, and what.might be called the ro  J  mains of a lady's hat. dress, cloak   and a i  pair of shoes.    All these  tilings were old j  and ragged and ready to fall to pieces, but j  they proved beyond a doubt that tho worn- j  nn was a white woman     We argued that j  they further proved   that sho had   reached j  the island from some wreck.  If the loneli- i  ness of her situation and the hardships to  which sho had boon exposed had not affected her mind, she would have appeared lie-  lore us as soon as we had landed     We began our search for  her   by calling aloud,  tolling who wo were  and   asking   her  to  conic forward, but there was no response.  We then separated a distance of a few feet  and swept,  across   the   island.     We found  many  places  where  she   had   broken   off  branches and gathered wild fruit, and on  the other beach wo found her tracks i.-i rhe  sand, but  nothing  could   be  seen of  tlie  woman herself.  As our stay at the island would be for  three or four days, the captain ordered  that bedding and provisions be placed in  tho abandoned hut for use of tho woman,  and that we should make no further hunt  for her. A letter was written and placed  with tho things, giving her tlie name of  the ship and saying we were friends, and  then we wont about our own work At  night we all went on board ship, and next  morning it was ascertained that the woman had spent the night in her hut. iihe  had made a bed of the blankets and eaten  of the provisions, but she had torn the let-  tea" into five pieces and that probably without reading it. We wero satisliud, however, as she must reason that we meant  her no harm, and we hoped to get sight of  her by tho time we were ready to depart.  We heard nothing of her on the second  day, nor the next, but she occupied her  hut again and ate heartily of the provisions. We left other let tors for her, but she  tore each up. On the fourth day, as we  had quite finished, it was determined to  ran the woman down and discover who  she waa.   To make a aoeedv and thorough  Job of this everybody but the cook was  landed���some 45 men in all. We stun-lird  out across the head of the island in skirmish line and then swept down its length  and back again, and it was on'the re'turn  that we started her out of ����� thick hush.'  We could not get a fair sight of her *r*;:''.*r  the trees, but we made out that =b* '*:.d  on a sort of jacket of sailcloth and v.iis  bareheaded and barefooted Upon being  driven out of her cover she ran like a deer  and was soon out of sight We had spent  about an hour ia looking for her trail  when the lone man left aboard rile *!'���!������  fired muskets and rang the bell and caused  as to hasten down to the beach. Once  clear of the trees we easily discovered  what bad happened. The wild woman had  flanked us and reached the beach and put  off in one of our whaloboats. She was already half a mile away, using an oar for a  paddle, and as soon as she saw us in pursuit she redoublod her exertions. A boat  was manned and sent off in pursuit, and  a curious chase it was. We easily overhauled tho woman, but as we did so she  sprang overboard and swam away, and by  diving and dodging she evaded *as for a  quarter of an hour. What may be set  down as a singular circumstance was that  the waters about the island simply swarmed with sharks, and at times there were a  dozen about her and yet none of the monsters seemed inclined to do her harm.  Nobody could make out  just what  sort  of a woman it was until one of   the men  finally caught her  by tlie hair and pulled  her  into the boat.    Sho fought him with  savage  ferocity, biting one of  his fingers  to tlie   bone, and  we had   to tie her  band  and foot to keep her. ' Site appeared to be  a woman of about 40, and though her face  was roughened and  browned  by exposure  we  felt   sure   that   she   was   English  or  American.  She had made her a pea jacket  from a pieco of sail  cloth, using a thorn  for a needle and  grass for thread, but had  boon without shoes until her feet wero in  bad condition      During tho chase she had  not uttered a work, but when hauled into  the boat sho cried out in good English,   *I  will   fight  for   my life���1 -will   never go  away!"   Wo took her aboard the ship, and  tho captain talked  to her in a gentle way  and   triod   to  satisfy   her  that  we  wero  friends.     When she grew quiet, he cast off  her bonds, but as soon as sho was free she  attacked him so fiercely that he had to call  for help.    She was then locked in a stateroom, her things in tho hut sent for, and  we sailed away on our cruise.     Thorn was  not an hour during the next two weeks in  which the captain did not wish ho had left  tho woman On her island.    For three days  she refused food and water.    When compelled by hunger and  thirst, she  partook  sparingly and was sulky and  obstinate.  Now and then her moods were savage, and  sometimes at night she would scream out  like a wild boast.    As we did  not intend  to make  port for several  months the idea  was to transfer her to some other craft.  We spoke half a dozen  in  succession, but  not one of them would receive her.    From  one, however, where the captain   had his  wife aboard, an outfit was  procured, and  no sooner was it handed over to the woman than a great change took place in her.  She quieted down, dressed  herself  from  head  to  heel and  spent a whole day in  brushing and   combing   her   hair.    One  morning  she electrified  the  steward   by  saying she would  eat   breakfast  in  the  cabin, and when  she walked out  nobody  could credit the change.    She was now a  fairly good looking woman, mild eyed and  shy, and her voice was low and gentle. As  she entered the cabin she looked about her  in  a wondering  way and  queried of the  captain:  "Sir, will you please tell me how I came  aboard of this ship and what has become  of my own wardrobe!'"  When it was explained to ber that she  had been  taken from  Lighthouse island,  where she had   boon  living for months or  years, her astonishment was beyond utterance.    She had woke up that morning to  find herself in a strange berth.    She had  no recollection of the  island or her capture.    Sho had found tbe musty garments  we brought from the hut, and had an indistinct recollection  that  they  bad  once  been worn by her, but the past had gone  from her memory as if  thero had  been no  past.    Thero have been other cases like it,  and they have  been written of at length,  and  so there is  nothing  singular in that  part of my story.    As a matter of fact the  woman  could  not tell her own name-  could not tell whether sho was married or  single, where she  hailed from or how she  came to be on the  island.    She dated  life  from the hour she woke up and beard the  steward knocking on her door.    The captain first set to work to judge how long  she had been on tho  island and finally set  the time as a year and a half.    In a scrap-  book he had pasted up numerous accounts  of wrecks and disasters, and among them  was the loss of tho  English   bark Ford-  ham, which had  been  lost with all hands  on a voyage from tho Gape to India.    She  had put in at the Mauritius to repair damages, and soOn after leaving a fierce gale  had swept the seas for several  days.    It  was taken for granted that she had  been  lost in this gale.    It was figured by the  oaptain that the Fordham had run off  before  the gale to the westward, and  that  sho was within a few miles of Lighthouse  island when sho went down.   The account  said there were six passengers aboard, and  this woman must have been one of them,  and she must have  been driven to tho island while clinging to a piece of wreckage.  She could give  no light on   th6  matter.  Bhe simply remembered nothing.    It was  a pitiful  case and  excited  every  man's  ���sympathy,  and  none of us, so far as  I  know, ever knew the ending of it. A week  after she  came to herself we sent  her to  England on  board a  steamer, and  as she  was penniless every man of our crew contributed  to a purse amounting* to $150,  and she  left us with  a  handshake and a  "God bless you" all around.   I he-mi of her  but once more.  That was six months after  she had reached England and she had not  yet recovered her memory or been identified.  FOE   SALE:  A 6-hole range  with cooking utensils, in first-class  condition. A bargain for cash.  Apply to��� ���    i  IVANHOE HOTEL,        j  Sandon.!  J. K.CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMEHTS  Slocan Belle Mineral Claim.  Situate- in die Slocan .Mininy JDivi-jimi .if  West Kootenay District. Where located:  South of Carpenter creek, one-half mile e;isr,  of Sandon.  T  AKE XOTICE that I.  Herbert  fre-  lis  cer-  T. Twi:  igenr. for Roliert Cumiin_. fre-: miner'  ] tineatc Xo. 3!Mi-"3A. recorded holder of ��. five-sixtl  I (:>-��) undivided interest, and Volney I)  William:  son, recorded holderof a one-sixth (i-ii) undivided  | interest, free miner's certificate Xo. !i7!*2i'>. intend  .sixty days from the date here.')!' to apply to the  Mining "Recorder for a  certificate, of improvements for the pui-pus-jof obtaining a Crown irraiit  of the above claim.  And lurther take notice that action imd��-r sec-  lion 37 mmst be commenced before, tbe issuance of  such certificate of improvement.*.  Dated this *'d day of August, lm.t.  aiif,-*'! HERBERT T. TWIGG.  G'su-lioiiatt* King T*l inera I Claim.  fw^jpi^i  AND SOO LINE.  Reports made on  Mining- Properties \  in any section of Kootenay.  I Situate in   the Sloean  Miniiif.-* Division   of. West  ;       Kootenav  District.      Where    located:     On  Pay,,e Mountain, adjoining* Slocan  Boy Mineral, claim.  'PAKE XOTICE Tlnit.1 T. M. Gib-on. actinias  : 1 agent for S li. Green, free miner's certifi-  ' cute. No, 218'i8A. intend, sixtv days from the date  hereof, to apply to the J\finin.tr Recorder l"i*  certiiicate of improvements, for the purno.se of  obtaining a  crown   grant of the above claim.  And furtliet* take notice that action under See.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certiiicate of improvements.  Dated this **lst day of June, I89<>.  Millnif;*lit and Centaur .Mineral  Claim.  New Fast Daily Service between.  Atlantic ���__ Pad \ '���*.-.  ^^-Imprial MM  Improved 'connecting   service   via.  Revelstoke or Crows Nest j*oute   to and from-   Kootenay Country  First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom  Arrowhead and Kootenay Ldg".  Tourist Cars pass  Revelstoke daily  for St. Paul; Thursdays for Montreal & Boston;   Tuesdays ft  Saturdays for Toronto.  SANDON,  B. O.  A   RESURRECTION.  ���'Ah, Love is dead,"  She said;  "Flown through the open dt or!  Nevor more  While tlie sad winds blow  And the sad brooks flow  Shall there be  For me  The old, sweet, happy thrill.  Joy has tied,  And the world is dark and still,  For Love, is dead!"  Bhe heard a sigh,  Sweet and low!  Her heart beat high,  She forgot her woe,  And the glad wind blew,  And the sun burst through  Tlie clouds o'erhead.  The darkness fled,  And then  She looked with joy  On the laughing boy,  "for Love had come to life again!  ���S. E. Kiser in Cleveland Leader.  Hotel Sandon,  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON. ......  R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.    \  Sloean Mining Division of West  District.        Where   located:   On  creek, two  miles  from Silverton,  ���������  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  I .Situate in the  Kootenav  Four Mile  B.C.  ���TAKE NOTICE That I. Charles IC. Hope. Free  1 Miner's Certificate No. lu-VJA. intend sixtv  days from the date' hereof to apply to the  Alining Recorder for a certiiicate ot improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown  grants of tbe above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the. issuance  of such certiiicate of improvements.  Dated this 1-Jth day of June. 1K!'!I.  Emily   IJditli    Fraction,    JTCugU*,    Kaglu  Fraction and Ironclad Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Slocan .Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Four Mile, creek, about two miles from Silverton, Ii. C.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Charles E.- Hop.:. F. M.  1 C. No. 70I2A, intend, CO days from the dale  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, under  ���lection :;7. must be commenced before the  issuance oi' such certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 14th day of June, ISi)'.).  NEW DENVER TO  Toronto,    - 92 hrs   Montreal,  Winnipeg-, 52 hrs  Victoria,    38 hrs  New York, 108 hrs  Vancouver, 23 hrs  lJti lire  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line jioinls-  U:��ik DI.v: lv���DenverC. Siding���ar: Daily VJ:0Uk.  11:00k ex.Sun: lv X.Denver Ldg: arex. Suii.l&aok  l!OSSI.A.\l>. -NKLSON   AK1.I CllOW'.S -VKST LIKE.  15.20k ex. Sun: lv X.Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 11.00k:  Ascertain rates and  full   information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver*.  Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  P. Agt., Vancouver.  W. F  E. .1. Coyle, A. G  Sjoiaie Falls 4 M-mti  SYSTEM.  The  Leland  House,  Nakusp,  a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald."  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when iu  SI can City.  G-ETHING & HENDERSON.  Kurekn Xo. a Lot2281,   Minora] Hill. Lot 22K".  Mineral Claims.  Situated   in   the Sloean  Alining Division    of  West Kootenay District.    Where loeiited:  On north side of Sandon Creek, opposite SI -  can Star mine, one mile east of Sandon. B. C.  TAKE .NOTICE that  I. Robert,   E.   Palmer.  L    agent, for the War Eagle Consolidated Mining  and   Development   Co..  Ltd.   free miner's  Cert. No. 13171A, intend, sixty days fi om the 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 i lint action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of June, ISfiii.  jnel R. E. PALMER.  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for Mining* and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City. Proprietors.  X!*;LS< "X._ FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points.  Pug-et Sound Points-  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY?  O. R. R.'.& NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10a.m.  Biandon, B  Maps furnished, Tickets sold nnd information  given by local and connecting; line Ticket agents  H. A. .JACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane, Wash  KOOTENAY    RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating Kaslo  & Slocan Railway,,  International  Navigation ���.  ��� Trading-   Company,  Assay Price  G<**ld. Silver, or Lead.each   (.i-.ki. Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver   Siivcr and Lead���:   Cupper (by Electrolysis)    Gold. Silver. Copper and Lead   Gold and Copper    Silver and Copper   ! Gold. Silver and Copper    ..   | Platinum '.   I Mercury   Iron or Manganese   Lime. Magnesium. Barium. Silica,  plutr, each   Bismuth,Tin. Cobalt. Nickel. Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter. Ash.  uid   percentage of  Coke, if Coking  al) ���  Terms:   Cash AYith  June L'Otli. is<i5.  00  ���1 0(1 !  C<:  .���Sample.  PRANK DICK,  By using" the New Den  ver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold   bv  The Ledge at;  KASLO ec SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time-  Passenger   train  for Sandon   and  way stations  leaves   Kaslo at S:00 a  in. daily,   returning',   leaves Sandon  at 1:15  j.   m..   arriving- at Kaslo at--  3:55 p. m.  1.  FIRST HTXOItED.  FIFTY CKNTS  sequent hundred.  each   sub-  1N TERN AT ION AL    N A V1GATION.  & TRADING CO.,   operating on.  Kootenay Lake and River.  S. S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo Cor Nelson at 0:00 a.  Returning*  m.,   calling-  it Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and  all way points.  Connections with S.  to and from Spokane  Point.- also with  str.  in., daily except Sunday  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p.  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  F. it N. train-  at Five Mile-  Alberta to and  Of lifting  .able  shonkk.  weary.  traveller as lie passes on his vy;i\  know just what to do and when  puzzled  the  minds  test hotel men of the  claim   any  oreat  ers. hut   we  have  ���do  11; is  o*re;  not  otli  Ol  SUjK  some  12'e.  'orii  to  of  \V<  V    OVC  If  the  S.   S.  ALI-SKKTA.  Le. ves Nelson for  Bonner's F< rry,.  Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays  at 7 a. m . connecting  with  steamer  International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.  Retur ling leaves   Bonner's  Ferry at  7:00 a.   m.,    Wednesdays,    Fridays  and Sundays.    conn("Ctit-i_   with  str.  International  for   Kaslo,   Lai do and  Argcnta.    Direct connecrions made at  Bonner's Ferry with Great  Northern  Railway for all   points east anrl west-  do  learned  close  '*?"  ���vyy.  9-  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  lAiil Line  of .nitine-;-* and  ���rouserin_;'saJ"**avs on hand.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading;  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver,  B.C.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  Onbinel Solio   1. tit. _<j pre  Filiii Uiirtrid^es ���'���'fX'S . .7;"ic.  other Supplies. Mime; rules.  o. STRA I'M EARN.  Knsl... B.  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  KveO Fridu.yai Silverton. SANDON, ti. C.  the  best  ts  attention    to  patrons what  to the   eomfoi  house.  patrons when   tlie  darkened the trails  Kootenav. and thev  requirements  of   our  (leases them and adds  of our  and   popularity  Pioneers of  the Sloean  clouds  of  of everv  arc  were  :idvers  camp  OU I'  v  m  ��  with us sti  tlie   suns  li now wiien  of prosperity  shine forth in splendor  making* mellow the heart  of man.  enver  Mmmsmi**������. JACOBS ON & OO.  LAl'Do-i'l'-VAN   HI VISJUX.  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardo nnd Aryenta at  S.-lo ]��. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays.     Steamer  Albert'i leaves  Kaslo  ji.r  Lardo and  Armenia at S p.in. Sundays.  Steamers call at principal landings-  in.both directions, and at other points  w'-ier* signalled.  Tickets sol- ro'ill point ��� Ca ;idii  and the United Stafas. To ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  Roijkrt Ii-vrxo,  Manager.  S. Campi-ji'i.u Kaslo, B. O.  Freight and Ticket Atrt.,   Sandon .  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  I'o and frmn  Kiiropi-iii  1"  inrs via C-inndi'iii  nnd  Amenr** n li  ;es.  A i >  'ly  f"i*  *;itliii_  'i:\tc~.  rate  ������, ticK-eiy nnd  fill  1   inform  ���.thhi   to ;m v (J.  Ry  went, or���  tx  H.  G ARRK'l'T.  0.  \ K.  Agent. New Denver.-  \\  M. STITT.  ?t(Ml.  s. s.  Ai--  .. Wiiiniiiev*.  FOR   CROI    IERS.  BEADS. St  thoiiyV Medals.  Little Chaplet, of St  An-  .... Anthony and Car.eHU-d Postufre Stanipsi. write to  Agency Bethlehem Apostolic School, lf>:-i Slintrr  St., Montreal, Que. THE LEDOE, NEW DENVER, BC, AUGUST 3,  1899.  Sixth Yeah  MINING   RECORDS  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions oi  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  July 24���Silver Tip, Fennell cr, John  Carraher.  25���Rutterford, Four Mile cr, F Ryan.  Barbarian, s fk Carpenter cr, R Mc-  Taggart.  26���Dundee, Fish lake, W H Yawkey.  New Jersey, s fk Carpenter cr, J V  O'Loughlan. Sure Thing, n fk Carpenter cr, M McAndrews. Maud May, n tk  Carpenter cr, J Y O'Loughlan. Peacock,  s fk Carpenter cr, J YO'Loughlan. Minnie Clarke, n fk Carpenter cr, M McAndrews.  27���1 N L Fr, Miller cr, FA Davis.  28���Blade, s fk Carpenter cr, JHWol-  verton. Resplendent, Silver mt, J Porter. One Shot, reloc Jumbo, G Kay, J  B FiBher, J Riley, J T Foley.  The Spanish kings, hy whom were  enacted and enforced the best mining  laws in existence, at the same time promulgated wise laws for tlie protection  of the Indians, so that in the 16th century mining in Mexico, which had attained large proportions, was the source  of the wealth of the country as well as  of the well being of the natives. "The  Ordenanzas deMineria," of mining laws  prescribe the rights of the discovery,  acquisition and manner of working all  kinds of mines. Indians had the s*me  rights as white men. The kings oi  Spain considered mining as one of the  most important industries of the new  world and fostered it bv giving miners  every kind of privileges, while guaranteeing, however, the liberty and  s-ood treatment of the Indians.     The  silver is introduced. When itisthought  that the amalgamation is complete, a  little more quicksilver is added, and the  horses are kept tramping for three or  four hours, when the pulp is gathered  and the hose played on it, until all the  slimes are washed away and only the  amalgam remains; then the amalgam  is strained through cloth and afterwards  distilled.  The theory of the Patio process is-as  follows: The sulphate of copper in presence of salt, is transformed into bi-chlo-  ride of copper; this compound reacts on  the silver sulphurates and changes them  into silver chlorides, and is itself  changed into copper sulphurate. The  silver chlorides,, dissolved in the liquor  which contains sodinm chloride, produces a double salt which is easily re-  could not be  seized for   debt,  and if a  _   ,    IT ,     , miner was imprisoned  for any offense,  ���3VrAu��k7 Wi^ incarcerated and his case and  H, F F Libscher.     Hastings,  Mlvei mt,  wv-ia��� i witnesses heard in preference to any  other case, though previously filed, and  H Nelson.  .ASSKSSMKKTS.I  Julv 24���Horse Shoe.    25��� Unexpec-  in the district where his mine was lo-  ted,EtheiFr, Cross Fell.   2i'i���Learning,   cated.    Provisions and   supplies were  27���Tom Boling,   Victoria No. 0,   Keno,  Pay Day, .Violet Fr,  Pansy.     28���Em  Phoenix, Currant, Alice Fr, Fairhope  Heather Fr. 31���Cedar, St. Lawrence,  Glencairn.  * TKA.XSFE1IS.  July 24���Victor, J, A C Allen to G A  Petty, Dec 31 '98.  Julv 28���Silver Reef, %, P J Russell  to M C Monaghan, Mar 18, '97.  Adirondack, 2-9, W Hunter to R Sloan,  H Lowe and Walter Murray, July 17.  Silver Reef. lA, M C Monaghan to H  W Peel and L H Snyder, July 22.  Rutland Fr, %, W S Drewry to G W  Hughes, July 17.  Rutland Fr, %, W S Drewry to Scottish Colonial Co, July 17.  July 27���Judgment fiom Supreme  Court for Chas Darts against St Keverne  Mining Co.  July 28���Notice that I N Peyton, D C,  and A Cot bin have delivered a certain  bill of sale to Patrick and Bridget McCue, July 20.  Power of Attorney, Bridget McCue to  Patrick McCue, Mar 12, '97.  TJtica, Andrew Jay, Colorado, J in  Mountain Glory, Rocky Boulder and  Morning Glory, and % Alice���P McCue  and B McCue to Geo W Hughes, option  to purchase at $5,000, July 18.  Battersea, F J O'Reilly to Wakefield  Mines, Julv 27.  One Shot, \, J T Foley to A.E Dronard,  July 27. .   SLOGAN    CITY    DIVISION.  1st n fk  LOCATIONS.  July 24���Stanley,  reloc Earl  Lemon cr, Jos Doiron.  25���Monton, n fk Springer ck, Geo  Fairbairn.  26���Steamer, and Alaska, Lemon cr,  , Geo Kay. Colbv, Lemon cr, Thos Benton. G Finkle and M Manley. Forty-  Nine, same. Grantham, 2d n fk Lemon  cr, Walter Clough. Wasta, Exchange  mt, M Isaacson. 27���Henley, reloc Iowa  Boy, Ten Mile ck, Ed Shannon. 28���  Jubilee, Twelve Mileck, RobtBradshaw.  29���Skylark Fr, 1st n fk Lemon cr, Ger-  shom Miller. Princely, 2d n fk Lemon  cr, J W Kvte and Wm Kerr. Reform,  same. Do'irest, bet Lemon and Springer,  Leo Doiron.  ASSESSMENTS.  Julv 24���Missing Link, Young Bear,  Maggie, Copper King, Copper Queen,  Katie. 25���Bird, Elk, Sunbeam, Rochester, Monument No 2 (2 vrs), Monument  No 3 (to 1901) Garibaldo, Rome. 2(3���  Drake, Graphic Fr. 28���Balsam. 29���  Josie (2 vrs), Kilo, Kilo Fr, Rother, Central Fr, Friday Morning, Friday Evening.  THANSKKRS.  July 24���St Louis, Keyslone Fr, Key  West, Dividend, Alto and Hub���Jas  Smith and Chas Brand to Geo Gillis, option to purchase till Aug 2,1900.  July 25���Ben Nevis and High Chief���  J A Fraser to Robt Oliver, %5.  property and tools belonging to miners   duced   by the  quicksilver.    Santiago  Ramirez, a mining engineer from Mineral del Oro, Mexico, has given an  electro-chemical theory of the patio process which shows great ingenuity and  no doubt explains some of the phenomena of its workings otherwise unexplained.  This process gave a great impetus to  mining in Spanish America: the products of tlie mines which, before its introduction, amounted only to hundreds  of thousands, after this process was in  operation amounted to many millions  per year.  Cortes, who, besides being the. greatest hero the world ever has produced,  was at the same time a pioneer in exploring* every region in Mexico and the  introducer of many improvements in  agriculture as well as mining and other  industries, was the first one who' began  mining in a systematic way and on a  large scale. In 1522, he opened the  great mines of Tasco which have continuously produced bullion to the present time. From the time Cortes opened  the Tasco mines to the end of the Spanish rule, the mines in Spanish America  have produced six billion dollars, out of  which one-half have been obtained by  the Patio process, the other half by the  "Bencficio de Cazo," invented by Alon-  zo Barba, consisting of amalgamation  by boiling in a copper boiler, and  smelting.  Mexico has given nearly one-half of  all the silver to the world. Some of her  mines have been so rich that millions  have been taken from small holes, such  as the mine owned by the Marquis of  Apartado, from which four millions  were taken in silver in as many months  from a claim only 96 feet in length. A  priest, in Catorce, took from a pocket  three millions in a few weeks. Some  veins, like the Vetas Grandes of Zaca-  furnished to the mines from the Royal  stores at the lowest prices and on the  most favorable terms.  Owing to this protection numerous  mines were worked after the Kith century, and a tax of one-fifth paid to the  King from the products of the ���mines  amounted to a considerable sum annually. Great cities like Zacatecas  were founded among the mining camps,  and to protect transportation of precious metals from distant places to the  capital, military posts were established  at short distances from one to the other.  The ores from the mines were all smelted in the beginning, until Bartolome de  Medina, a miner from Pachuca, introduced his Patio or amalgamation process in 1557. In 1571 Pedro Fernandez  de Velasco introduced the same method  of reducing ores in Peru.  The use of quicksilver to extract gold  was known in an imperfect manner by  the ancients. In the Greek and Latin  authors the use of quicksilver to extract gold from gold lace is frequently  mentioned, but nothing is said of the  technical use of mercury for the recovery of gold from gold sands or ores.  Edrisi, an Arabian geographer, says  that "the negroes of the interior or  Western Africa, as well as the inhabitants of Abyssinia and Nubia, extracted  gold from the sands by means of quicksilver."  The Spanish government was so active in developing* the mineral resources  of America that in 1495 it sent Pablo  Belvis to Haiti with a supply of quicksilver to facilitate the extraction of gold  by means of amalgamation. From the  gold extracted,'iii Haiti, Ferdinand of  Spain presented to the Pope, Alexander  the VI, several gold bricks with which  to guild tlie cupula of Sainte Mary of  Rome as the inscription on it states:  "Quod primo catholic!��� reges ex India  receperant.  Notwithstanding all the attempts to  use quicksilver for amalgamating the  precjous metals, the process of Medina  was the only one that was successful  extracting silver from the ores by amalgamation. By means of that process  two fifths of all the silver from Spanish  America, amounting to more than  two billion dollars, has been extracted  and the enormous quantity of silver  now in tlie world owes its existence,  nearly in its totality to the Patio Process of Bartolome de Medina.  The patio process consists of first  grinding the ores to a very fine powder  bv means  of  large cylindrical stones  This is the season  when it makes the  house very uncomfortable to do  much eooking. It  is also difficult to  get a good piece  of meat  to cook.  Fresh canned meats  are always the best  in hot weather; less  troublesome a n d  more palatable. We  also have a choice  line of picnic goods.  In -Footwear you will lind the  hest-espeeinllV ir. Ladies' and  Misses'uroods for Summer wear  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B..C.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  Groceries, Dry Goods,  MEN'S FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE, CARPETS,  BOOTS & SHOES, TINWARE, LINOLEUMS,  HATS & CAPS, CROCKERY, WINDOW  ������.SHADES, "CLOTHING.  We carry the best lines that money can buy,   and,   buying in large quantities, save you the extra profit,  Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood      -Grand Forks  ft-kfffffffffff^ff^f^f-^ff^fff-ff  Twitching  Eyelids  Indicate eyestrain  The slightest hint  of it should not be  neglected.  -o  We test eyes free of  charge, and recommend glasses only  when absolutely necessary. Eyes tested night or day.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills.'  NEW DENVER,   B. 0.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, -        -        -       -     *'-,. Proprietor.  All work Guaranteed.  Arthur Mullin. $167.50.  PLATIO    PROCESS    OK    A31ALOA)lA-  TION    OF    LOXO    AOO.  July 26���Victoria, 2-9,  Jno Powers to j somewhat like huge grinding stones,  which, rolling over the ore, grind it,  mixed with water, into a fine pulp.  The apparatus which produces this result is called the "Tahona." After this  is done the mass ot wet ore, like an enormous mud pie, is taken to the patio,  a large yard, generally enclosed by  walls and paved with stone. Spread  over the stone floor of the patio, the  "torta" or cake is mixed with about 2  or 3 per cent of salt and is left in that,  state for several days. After that the  '���Magistral" is prepared; this consists of  a mixture of oxide of iron and sulphate  of copper, which is generally obtained  by grinding- pyrites of copper to a fine  powder. About one or one and a half  per cent, of magistral is added to the  ore.  After tlie magistral has been introduced into the torta or cake, quicksilver  in small amounts is added to the mass.  The quantity of quicksilver varies with  the richness of the ore: genei-allyabout  ii or 8 parts of mercury to one part of  silver. When the quicksilver lias been  added horses are made to tramp over  the mass with the object of mixing well  and to divide the whole.  The ���'headman" of the patio takes  from time, to time a small amount of the  mixture and with his fingers rubs it. If  it looks gray and comes together easily,  making a paste, then the work is being  done well. If the. quicksilver is seen in  small globules and of a dark color, then  there is too much magistral in the torta.  Writing for>the Mining and Engineering Review, E. J Molera, C. E. & M. E.,  gives this very interesting account of  the Patio process as a factor in the production of silver in Mexico: The large  amount of gold seen by the Spaniards  at the court of Montezuma naturally  excited their avarice and prompted  them to begin the search for that precious metal. The gold seen represented  the accumulation of a great length of  time, perhaps centuries, and as the Az  tecs did not use that metal as money,  the amount in the court of Montezuma  was not relatively large and it might  have been gathered in its native state  from placers ami along the beds of  rivers.  The search for gold began when the  Spaniards took possession of any territory they immediately sent prospecting  parties to look for the precious metals.  A military post when established was  called a "Heal," and as mining camps  were also established with the military!  posts, said mining camps were also  "Reals." Thus we have "Real del  Monte," "Real de Pachuca,"etc, meaning mining camp of del Monte, etc.  Large cities like Zacatecas and Guanajuato owe their existence to camps established in this manner.  At the time of the discovery ot Amer-  ca the ratio of value  between gold andj or as the miners call it,   it is too warm;  silver was 1 to 10;{.  After the Spaniards j it is necessary then to add some lime to  had searched   sometime  for  gold  they  found that gold mini's  were very few  tecas and Guanajuato, have given millions yearly for centuries.  No country in the world has furnished  so much coin as Mexico. The mintn  have coined money with a constancy  and in a quantity never equaled by any  other country. The mint, in Zacatecas  has coined silver dollars at the rate of  from four to five millions a year from  the 16th century to the present time  Even during the war of Independence,  from 1S11 to 1S37, 8(36,832,000 were  coined. Large as the amounts coined  by the different states of Mexico have  been, they sink into insignificance when  compared with the amount coined by  the mint at the Capital. It has coined  from 1691 to 1803, ��1,353,000,000, and  from the conquest to its independence,  $2,028,000,000. The amount to the present time exceeds 83,000,000,000.  ST.OCAN    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 31, 1S98,  17.904 tons. Jamiarv 1st. 1899, to  July 29   :  Week.  Payne   Lust Chance   Slocan Star   Sapphire   Coin   Ajax   Sovereign   Reco   Ivanhoe    Treasure Vault   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill   Madison   Wonderful   Idaho Mincs   Queen Bess   Wild Goose     Mou itor   Whitewater  ���  .Jackson   Bell..   Wellington   Antoine   Rambler   Dardanelles   Great Western   B.sun   Marion        ..     Capella   Fidelity.*.   Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith   Uonistiick   Noonday     VJ)  Enterprise   Tnniiirac       Agent   for   the   famous  Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  G, W, QRlMMETT,  Jeweller aiiid Optaclam,  San doe,  P.AJliiinirq*  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  'Wood,  Hav and Grain for Sale.    Ice Houses  Filled.  Ovary and  Bait Stables,  it*3TSartdle horses and pack train al; Ten Mile.  Total  5,271  2,24S  548  33  12  40  20  180  119  112  50  3  16  27,1.  (160  1,180  15  2fT>  1,183  oil?  Jin  11  45  352  100  48  540  ���JO  31  3  32(1  580  GO  120  240  Cfc.i  20  r  # VA  ^/^^/^/^/^/^/^/^/^/^/^'-  PHOTOGRAPHERS  VANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.  -1  c'^  Juicy  Beefsteaks  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  New Denver Meat Market. ,   ;';  Fresh Fish  From the  Briney Deep,  Eggs& Butter  from the plains of Western Canada, and  SAUSAGES  from New Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If you are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook  this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  Established IS'15.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  o  E. B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  SLOCAN   CITV, - - B. C.  H. D. CURTIS,  Mikes;   Real  Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, 13. C.  J..M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton. ASSAYER.  SANDON. B.C.  Mining: Stocks bought and Sold.   General Ajjent  for Slocan Properties.        Promising*  -���Prospects Por Sale.   T)  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo. R C  TS]*C  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  A,VD DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN0TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-'  erv and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Pal ma  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  Graduate, of American Colleg*eof Dental Surfrery  tjhicas1'  Total tons   120       15.!)20J  Weren't   Heady to be Kitten.  Little Pierre, a French boy, went out  to walk with his father in the road, and  was badly frightened by a drove of  cuttle.  "'Why should you be afraid, Pierre?''  his father asked. "Why, you eat such  creatures as that at dinner, von know."  "Ves, papa,''said Pierre, "but these  ain't well enough done."  and the ledges bearing that precious  metal were, very small .On tbe other  hand, mines of silver were found tu be.  abundant and their veins of great width.  Very soon, therefore, the Spaniards devoted themselves to tin: working <>f tin-  silver mines  con] it If the mercury is clean and  shining anil shows itself in large  amounts, then the torta is cold and  more magistral has to be added.  After some days,  when  taking some  of the stuff and washing it  with water.  The ledge has on hand a large stock  of ancient papers that must be sold in  order to keep them from getting yellow  with age If you need any call in and  get more literature for 25 cents than  you can for the same money in any  other part of this great silvery west.  John Williams has purchased several  new lines of confectionery. When it,ar-  it will be found very finely divided like j rives lovers of sweets will hav3 an pp-  powder and with the appearance of sil-1 portunity to satiate their most delic-jite j  vf-.r filings.     Then   souk  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Plate and Bridge work.  Office, Broken Hill Blk.  Nelson.  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Dray ing". Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  BRICK  FOR   SAJiE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  Notice to th  I have the largest stock in B. C.  and examine the latest  Call  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PRICES.       BELTS, BLOUSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  OF.  SIX   DIFFERENT   STYLES- OSTRICH FANS,   LORQUETTE CHAINS,    BRACELETS,  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS-  Finne Watch Repairing Guaranteed j[ A f?f\  Send by Mall or Express       ^/-AWV  more   quick- ; tastes in this direction.  ,C '���>���'>������:  .'-*   Ii  . I.'(*���.-

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