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 v    ,    ,      Y  Volume VI.   No. 45.  NEW DENVER, B. C, AUGUST 10, 1899.  Price, S2 00 Year  $60,000 FIRST YEAR 1  ssassasas as as ssa-^ssssssssas:  To the mining world  the name of the j menced to sink an experimental shaft in  Bosun mine is well  known,  for   in  the   the hope of encountering a continuation  mines. However that may be, the indi-; many���in fact I think we may safely  cations at the Bosun certainly point toj say the majority of directors���do not.  the correctness, of the former theory, and j To begin with, the company under con-  the results of development in the lower; sideration has an experienced London  tunnels  will   be  awaited' with interest.. board, composed not merely of thorough  SLOGAN 6A/HP NEW  short space of less than a year it has developed from a questionable mining prospect into a dividend-paying mine. Many  news reports of the property as it has  ���developed have been made, but nothing  of a complete nature has been published  of the property until Howard West, A.  R. S. M., in the August number of the  B. C. Mining Record, gives the following:  ��  "The Slocan has been aptly termed a  poor man's country, in contradistinction  to other parts of the province, from the  fact that in many instances owing to peculiar natural advantages, it has been  possible to defray the preliminary expenses incurred in development from the  proceeds of ore obtained almost at the  grassroots. Never, perhaps, has this  been so conspicuously exemplified as in  the case of the now well-known Bosun  mine.  "So many unauthentic reports, some  of them almost ludicrous in. their inaccuracy, have been circulated regarding  this property that it is a pleasure to be  able to chronicle the true ungarnished  facts aa they, really exist.  "The history of. the  Bosun   hinges on  the accidental discovery, in the summer  of '97 of a vein  of gal��na  on   what was  afterwards known as the  Fidelity claim.  It has been  frequently  recorded how a  prospector returning home one evening  was struck by the casual  appearance of  pieces of galena  embedded  in the roots  of an upturned tree.     Investigation   led  to the finding of the  vein  from   whence  these were derived and subsequent staking of tbe ground,  which,  by  the way,  . had been located several times previous-  ,  ly and  abandoned  as  worthless on  account of the  heavy  superficial  covering  of gravel and   debris,   which   rendered  systematic prospecting out of the question.     The  physical feature,  however,  which proved so great an obstacle to the  miner, was the condition most favoiable  to the agriculturist,  so   it   came about  that the ground situated below the Fidelity, being well irrigated and close to tbe  lake, was appropriated to the uses of the  rancher.    This peaceful condition of affairs was, however,  destined to be shortlived,  for designing   persons   who  had  thoroughly  mastered the  intricacies of  the mining law saw  no  capital   in   the  idea of  staking off  the  ground and acquiring the right to sink shafts and run  tunnels through the  owner's crops, the  result   being   that   the   Boatswain and  Tyro were added to the  list of claims in  the Slocan mining division.  "Such a  brilliant piece  of stratagem  was rewarded by  the  payment  of $700,  although it is somewhat doubtful if they  could have substantiated  their right to  the ground at the time, had it been called  in question.   Peace at any  price, however, appeared to be the  motto of the  rancher, and so having disposed of likely  complications be proceeded with his task  of cultivating the soil,  a   wiser   though  apparently   poorer   man.     This latter,  however, remained to be proved; in the  course of time  it   became  necessary  in  order to retain possession to do  the annual assessment as required by law, and  having previously  made  efforts to trace  the Fidelity vein on to the Bosun ground,  open trenches were dug  near  the boundary line with a  view  to  its discovery.  Fortunately these proved highly successful, or at any rate a vein���whether identical with that originally  found or not-  carrying  galena,   was  here   brought  to  light, which, although,  unknown at the  time, contained in embryo  the possibilities of the Bosun mine as it exists today.  The uncertainty  regarding  its ultimate  value, and the amount of capital required  to effectually prove it,  led  the owner to  accept an offer made by Mr.  Sandiford,  representing the Northwest Mining Syndicate.    By the terms of  this option he  agreed to keep two men continuously at  work on the property for thirty days, at  the expiration of which he had the privilege of either relinquishing all title, paying ten per cent, down on a year's bond  at $15,000, or purchasing at a cash consideration of $7,500.  Starting some 300  feet  down the hill,  away from  the   Fidelity   line,   he eoni-  of the vein, thereby proving conclusively  that it entered and was contained in the  Bosun ground.     Here again   the efforts  were crov.ned with success, for within a  few feet of the surface, as soon  as  the  loose ground was traversed, encouraging  indications were met with.     Something  more than indications,  however, are required to make  a mine,  and  luckily it  was not long before this  was  forthcoming in the shape of a fine streak of galena.  When first discovered  this  was barely  wide enough to measure,  it is true, but  then big things   sometimes  have small  beginnings, more frequently  perhaps in  mining than in other directions, and this  proved to be emphatically the case in the  present instance.     As the distance from  the surface increased, so did  the  width  of galena in proportion,  until at a depth  of 40 feet, ore was visible  for almost the  entire width of the shaft.      Under  tho  circumstances it was not to be wondered  at that Mr. Sandiford accepted the latter  alternative in the terms of  the agreement, and Mr. Harris,   the owner of the  ranch, who had been deluded into paying $700 for two worthless claims, found  himself the richer by $7,500.    Truly the  fortunes of miningare many and various.  "On July 4th active development began under the new company; and though  employing only a few men  at  first,   the  force has been steadily increased until ir,  numbers    over    thirty.      Within   two  months   of   making  the   payment and  three of  the  commencement of operations, while still in the   initial  stage of  development,   shipments  were ' begun,  the first car leaving  the mine   on  September 6th, to be followed by five others  the same month,   making a  total of 120  tons for September,  or a value considerably more than the original  cost of the  property.    From that time to this there  has been no diminution in the producing  capacity of the mine,   the output being  consistently maintained in the neighborhood of 100 tons a-month.     In   all, 000  tons have been shipped to date, having a  net value of over $(30,000, a record I venture to assert  unprecedented in the history of mining  in  the  Slocan and in all  probability of the whole province.  "The ore,  which  is  of   the  ordinary  Slocan variety,  associated  more or less  with argentiferous zinc blende, occurs in  a well-defined vein cutting the enclosing  argillites at a somewhat oblique angle,  having a general trend N.E. by S.W. and  dipping  approximately 55 degrees in a  southeasterly direction.    As an example  of true Assuring, ��� I. question   if it is surpassed in the district,  every feature distinctive of this mode of origin being conspicuously displayed. Subsequent movements have caused certain irregularities,  parts of the   vein   being   tortuous and  winding,   but   the   original   method  of  deposition is none the   less  obvious   on  that account, the uniform persistency of  the. vein  being demonstrated  afresh in  every working.    The  real  width  of the  deposit is not readily attainable,  but in  places where both  walls  are clearly de-  lined it is seen to  be  from   four   to six  feet.   At such portions two parallel and  highly polished surfaces indicate the extent of the mineral  bearing ground, the  solid   galena   often    reaching   the   full  width of the cavity.    The presence of a  layer of clayey matter,  or  what is commonly known as  gouge,  and  the many  striatums on  both  walls,  prove undeniably the movement that must have taken  place.     Sufficient work has hardly been  accomplished to give a clear conception  of the precise nature of  the  deposit, no  means having yet been discovered of ascertaining just when and where valuable  mineral is likely to be encountered.     It  is the general   opinion,  shared by those  in authority, that the ore runs in chutes  which dip in   an   easterly  direction extending from one level to another, but in  the absence of corroborative evidence in  the tunnels  themselves,  judgment had  best be deferred   until  this is forthcoming.   The Slocan  deposits  are proverbially erratic,  and  theie   are many who  assert that the only  safe way is to stope  out every  inch  of   ground  within the  vein,   this   method   being   observed in  The gangue is similar to   that  found in  most other  veins,  consisting  of quartz,  lime, spathic iron and a large amount of  brecciated country   where   the  rock has  been badly crushed  or  much fractured.  "The original method of attacking tiie  vein by means of a   shaft,  rendering it  imperative to hoist all the ore and waste  a considerable   distance  was  merely a  temporary expedient to obtain as much  information as possible   in  the  time at  command; as soon as convenient therefore steps were taken to investigate the  chute   from   below,   thereby   lessening  transportation  charges  and facilitating  the draining of the workings.    The No.  1 tunnel, some 75   feet  vertically below  the top of the shaft, was started on September 15th last and is   now in a distance of 331 feet, having made connection with the shaft about 200 feet from  tlie entrance.    The No 2, 75 feet below  this, was started a little earlier, in July,  and has been extended until at the present time its length is in  the neighborhood of 450 feet.    Both  tunnels have  been driven continuously   on the vein,  and a third has recently been  started  150 feet farther down.     On  account of  the great depth of g-ravel  at this point  ���proved by an  experimental shaft to  be considerably in excess, of 100 feet���  this tunnel although driven  for a distance of 140 feet is   still encountering  gravel and boulders, but is expected to  meet with solid   rock   at  almost any  moment, when cross-cutting will be resorted to in order to  locate tlie vein.  This will provide  150   feet   of stoping  ground to the tunnel  above,  there being equal scope below  before the level  of the hi lie is reached.    So far very little stoping has been found necessary to  ensure the regular shipments, sufficient  ore having been taken out in the course  of development. The two upper levels  are connected by raises, the ore from  above being sent down chutes where it  can be concentrated in one spot and.  thus handled n'i'ore expeditiously.  "The company, quick to recognize  the importance and economy of including as many surrounding claims as possible in their group, have been gradually acquiring those situated most advantageously for their purpose, and  now number the following among their  holdings: The Boatswain Fraction,  Tyro, Tyro Fraction. Fidelity Fraction,  Broken Lock, Lake View, Lake View  Fraction, Alpha and Alpha Fraction.  But little development has been attempted on the majority of these, although there is some 500 feet of tunnelling on the Lake View, which shows a  very promising" ledge, over '30 feet in  width.  "The presence of a somewhat excessive, amount of zinc in the ore, which  apparently increased as depth was attained, has been a source of some  anxiety, but the company's directors,  who are among the shrewdest business  men in the City of London, have taken  the bull by the horns, and grappled  with the difficulty before it has had time  to assume serious dimensions As a result, .shipments of practically pure  blende, assaying approximately 50 per  cent, zinc, being almost free from lead,  have been made to London, where the  most profitable method of treatment  will be thoroughly investigated.  "This article   would   be  incomplete  without a reference to  the unique position in which the North   West   Mining  Syndicate and   its shareholders stand  when compared  with  other companies  similarly situated     Soon after the first  annual meeting the directors were able  to announce with pardonable pride the  declaration of a 20 per cent,  dividend  as a result practically of the first year's  operations      This  encouraging condition of affairs was due to several causes,  a briel analysis of which  might serve  as an object lesson to   our companies  who have made a  failure and then attributed it to the country.    To attempt  to   eliminate   the   element   of   chance  would be to deprive mining of a good  deal of its attractiveness  from  the investor's standpoint, but  to  proceed always along the most careful  business  lines is the first and obvious duty of all  interested in   this   important  phase of  business men, but those who have had  to deal with mining ventures in other  parts of the world, and therefore know  precisely what they are about in this  instance. Secondly, and of quite equal  importance, is the fact that they are not  burdened with-a capital so vast as to be.  entirely unmanageable and out of all  proportion to the scale of their operations. The third factor which contributed to their success is the unlimited  confidence which they reposed in their  local representative, Mr. W. H. Sandiford, who had full power to act for the  company in any emergency which  might arise. To his foresight and judgment, acquired during some twenty-  five years' varied experience in every  quarter of the globe, they owe a lara*e  measure of praise, and if there is one  gratifying feature about^the whole connection, it is to know that his services  to the company have been fully recognized by the directory and substantially  acknowledged; a most excellent precedent for other companies who wish  to achieve like success. It might not  be out of place to refer to one other  little matter while we are on the subject,  namely, that the office of the company  is located in New Denver within a short  distance of the mine itself. No huge  staff of officials find employment in upholding the dignity of the company,  nor is a pretentious stone building in  which .to conduct its business considered  a necessity, yet I venture to say that if  any detailed information about the  mine is required, it can be furnished as  soon, if not sooner than in many of the  larger offices where a dozen men lounge  about and nobody knows just where his  department ends and his neighbor's begins. This concern, too, differs from  nearly all others here, in that the mine  being situated close to New Denver and  less than 300 feet above the town in elevation, no boarding house is kept by  the company; the men thus enjoy the  privilege of living where they like, and  and come to town as often as they  choose. For a like reason no Sunday  work is permitted at the mine, mutual  satisfaction having been arrived at  where friction might have been expected.  "What this company has done and is  still doing for the vicinity may be  judged from a glance at the monthly  pay-roli, which shows an expenditure  of over 83,000, a consideration which  must add materially to the welfare and  prosperity of any town fortunate enough  to command it "  si,ocan   mixkuax   i*xo at, j nas a promising ledge running from the    I lake shore, GOO or 700 feet  south of the  The ore that was taken   out  of the I Neglected ledge.   Two men are driving  Coin in ground sluicing will be shipped  at once.  A small force of men is running a  tunnel on the Lone Star Fraction, near  the Ruth. ��  Two feet of solid ore was encountered  last week in the No. 5 tunnel of the  Payne.   This tunnel is in 1,400 feet.  The wagon road up Kokanee creek  to the Mollie Gibson will be ten miles  long and will be completed October 1st  The painters are at work on the Ruth  concentrator. Much of the machinery  is in place and it will soon be ready for  business.  The Rambler, Jackson, Antoine and  Noonday shipped ore. The Noonday  60 tons, Jackson 41, Rambler 49, Antoine 20.  It is claimed that fully 200 men aro  employed in and about the mines of  Sandon. The number should reach 500  if the lockout were not on.  The owners of the Hartney group are  resuming work on the -property this  week on a much larger scale. They  will continue work all summer.  The men employed at the Antoine  have quit work. They were worked  underground eight hours and two hours  on the surface���ten hours for S3.50.  The force of men employed on the  Willa group, prospecting and developing, have opened up one of the finest  gold bearing ledges in the Slocan camp.  A cross-cut tunnel is being run on the  Vulture, near Sandon, eight men being-  employed. The tunnel is in 160 feet,  and it will be driven 80 feet farther to  tap the lead.  Fully 50 men are at work on Silver  Mountain and adjacent New Denver  properties. The Bosun is still closed  but it is not believed the shut down will  run many days.  Negotiations are under way for the  purchase of the Slocan Star by the  Jaffray-Cox company of Toronto. The  company's experts examined the proper tv last week.  a tunnel on the lead.  Vancouver people are negotiating with  C. W. Harrington for the Get There Eli  group of five claims on Twelve Mile  creek.  Work is being pushed steadily on the  Neglected. The tunnel is in 110 feet on  the lead. Ore is encountered regularly  in kidneys and on the walls.  On the Mero claim the tunnel has  been driven 85 feet. Cross-cut tunnels  will be started at this depth. This.prop-  erty is situated across the creek from  New Denver.  McCuaig & Rykert, of Montreal, recently purchased an interest in the Galena Farm. The interest was bought  owing to the zinc, of which there is said  to be $100,000 in sight.  Another property on Red Mountain,  between Four Mile and Eight Mile  creeks, in close touch with the Willa  and Little Daisy, that is becoming of  great importance, is that known as the  A. E. It has a tremendous body of  copper-gold ore exposed, the ledge being 100 feet wide in places. The ore in  this mountain is very similar to that of  Rossland camp.  LOCAt,    CHIT-CHAT.  IN TJBKJ3ST JTN G    CON CJEN IRATES.  The government trail up Coffee creek  is being pushed rapidly ahead.  The miners were not successful in  their strike at Sudbury. Lack of organization was the principal cause of  failure.  Jack Clunan, better known as  "Tough Nut Jack," is looking after  some claims at Cape Nome for Gus  Seiffert, of Spokane.  The drivers in the coal mines at Fernie have struck for $2.50 for eight hours  work. They have been getting $2.-25,  a rise of 25 cents since June 1st.  The Fernie Free Press wants the harlots of that town kept out of sight of the!  public gaze.    The editor of that paper j  should hive them   in   some  store that j  does not advertise. |  Nearly all the CYeur d'Alene mines  are being operated with new men, mostly from Missouri. The output is noin-j  inal compared with the former production,-and so far the. new miners do not  give satisfaction.  Two women were fined in kelson last  week for selling liquor without a license  at Robson. Women sell liquor every day  in Nelson without a license, and the law  , es not touch them. Immunes of this  kind are to be found in all the large  towns of Kootenay.  The stock of confectionery now en  route to John Williams will be the finest  ever brought into the metropolis of the  Slocan.  practice at  the Payne   and  other large   the industry; ami  this  is  what a good  Call on Nesbitt, in  the   Bosun   blockt  when you want fruit for preserving.  Delicious icecream at Nesbitts, 15c dish  The first ore that has come down from  the Queen Bess since the breaking up  of the road in tlie spring is being shipped from Three Forks. Last week 111  tons was shipped, from that point.  Though none of the big Four Mile  properties are doing underground work,  excepting the Noonday, there are in the  neighborhood of 100 men employed doing surface work about the mines.  The Noonday is putting on more men  daily, after a few days' lay off. The property is in excellent condition. The  temporary lay-off was necessary owing  to the lack of stoping ground ahead.  The work that was started on the  Silver Band, between Four Mile and  Eight Mile, some weeks ago is proving  the property very satisfactorily. Ore  has been encountered in the 100-foot  tunnel.  B C. Riblet, who has built all of the  tramways in tlie Slocan, will build the  Wakefield nam It will be 7<>o0 feet  long, of the Finlayson type, and will  probably be in running order this  winter.  At the Alexandra-Del ley mine, situated on the second north fork of Lemon  creek, work in the 230 foot tunnel has  exposed a large body of very rich gold-  bearing ore. assaying as high as $378 to  the ton.  Work was resumed on the Hewitt  claim. Four Mile, last week. The No.  1 tunnel, now in (50 feet, will be driven  farther ahead an the lead. The No. 2  is in 40 feet Ore is showing in both  workings  Work will be commenced this month  on the Ivanhoe. concentrator. It will  be erected close to Sandon. Prelimin-  arv surveys are also being made for a  tramway from the mine, covering a distance of fi.OOO to 7,000 feet.  J. C. Harris located a small fraction  on the lake shore this week, lying between the Bosun  and  Neglected.     He,  School reopens Monday, and the boys  ind girls are sad and glad.  A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.  L. F. Holtz, last week, at their home in  Spokane.  A. J. Hughes, of Souris, Man., is in  town. He may commence work on the  Mount Mabel, Fennell creek.  A waitress wanted at the St. James  hotel, New Denver. Good wages and a  steady situation.   Apply at once.  It is easy to explain wliy the Slocan  City football team failed to make a goal  in the game with Silverton last week.  Cleverly, New Denver's goal keeper,  was iathe way.  At a recent meeting of the citizens of  Cody the following board of school trustees was elected: Geo. Gordon, Dr. A.  D. Docksteader, and R. A. McGillis.  Dr. Docksteader was made secretary  treasurer of the board.  Grant Thorburn and wife haye returned to Silverton after a pleasure trip  of several weeks in eastern Canada and  some of the northern states. Grant hur-  ridly came to New Denver to note the  progress of our thriving city.  The annual Sunday school picnic will  be held in the picnic grove north of  town tomorrow, Friday. Rigs will be  waiting at the Methodist church at 9 a.  in. to convey the smaller children and  lunch baskets to the grounds. Swings  and tables will be put up, and ice cream  served to young and old.  J. C. Bolander and D. A. Van Dorn  were at Cody last Friday looking after  their mining inteiests there. While  watching the ground sluicing at the  Coin Fraction a large boulder rolled  down the hill and knocked Bolander into the flume and gave Van Dtirn a whirl  about ten feet. Van was unhurt, but  Bolander was covered with bruises,and  thankful the accident was no worse.  ���II K  MA KI ON     DK.il.    CI.OSKI).  The Marion, one of Xew Denver's  most promising properties and which  became a shipper last winter, has been  oouded to David W. King, who is representing wealthy Toronto people. The  terms and figures are private, but it is  understood the consideration is a substantial one. The deal was made  through J. K. Clark. Alex Sproat, Angus Mclnnes. O. J. Marino and Geo.  Alexander were the owners. Mr. King  will have the management of the property. Me left Wednesday morning with  supplies and men to begin immediate  operations. The Marino lies just below  the California, adjoining, and has about  1,200 feet of the California lead, with excellent ore showings. It is regarded as  one of the best properties on Silver  Mountain, with first-class prospects of  mukinu a mine. THE LEDGE, .NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 10, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.   ,  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months .�� .75  ���Six " 1.25  Twelve  "         2.00  Thkee years  5.00  Transient AdyertisinR, 25 cents per line first in  dertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Cjrrespondeiice from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Ahvays send something* good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates* that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TBURSDAY,   AUGUST 10. 1899.  SCKAPs FK03I THK  EDITOR'S DESK.  John Smith, who lives in Mexico,  is the richest man in the world. He  is worth live billions. We no longer  wonder why the Smiths are so numerous.   In the east there has been a run ��� on  the French-banks in Montreal, and  two of them have failed. In the west  the Swede banks do not fear any  panic, unless the police make a run  on them.  The Laurier government is accused  of extravagance and piling up a national debt that will make our children howl in the distant future. Let  them howl! Laurier and the rest of  us will be dead by that time, and  cannot be held responsible.  There is a lady in Philadelphia 108  years old. She was 60 before she  succeeded in getting married, a tact  that should inspire hope in the old  maidens now on deck. This old lady  is also a heroine. She is not afraid of  telling the truth when her age is under question.  Thei*e is a great difference in the  members of some families. Dan Mann  has just gone to China to look after a  big railway contract. His cheque is  good for a million. His brother Hugh  has evidently gone to pot,' and his  bank account does not seem to be as  great as $16. If" it was he would  probably have written to the editor  of this paper years ago.  that high wages must be maintained,  not because the miners" union demands it but because it is to the best  interests of the Slocan country. The  Ledge believes that if the miners'  unions at Sandon and Whitewater do  not interfere with their members on  contract work, the other branch stepped out of its way in doing so. If the  Silverton union is right then the two  other unions sire wrong.  This paper does not believe in ar-  rayingr one side against the other in  this struggle between mine manager  and mine worker.   One cannot operate without the other,   and so long as  the difference now existing continues  the business men of the district must  suffer loss. The loss to the mine own  ers is comparatively small.   The loss  to the mine workers is not great for  most of the men can go to other camps  and find employment.   To the man  who has all his capital invested in a  mercantile business,   it is poor consolation to be told that this side  wont  give in and that side will  stand forever.     There   apparently   is   more  pure cussedness in the situation than  there is  justice.     The   mines   can  readily afford to pay $3.50 per shift  for miners.   That has been the scale,  is now the scale and ought always to  be the scale���to good men.     There  are other miners who are not worth  more than ��3,   but the first clas: men  should not be forced to accept the  poor man's wage.    The mine owners'  might have settled the trouble before  it began had they shown a compromising spirit before they issued their  $3 a day ultimatum, and the question  might be  settled   any   day  if  the  miner's unions will shut the mouths of  the carping trouble-makers.  as no returns are forthcoming upon  their inyestments, render it imperative that operations be recommended  at the earliest opportunity, and it  would therefore seem as if the mine  owners are left with the one alternative of importing labor or conceding  the demands of the miners. It is  somewhat doubtful whether the former course is even practicable, but  a-t any rate an attempt w111 probably  be made before admitting defeat.  Quite a number of the mines are  seeking to evade the law by the sole  employment of contrac labor, but  this can be at best- merely a temporary expedient, stimulated possibly  by the impression that Cabinet changes may bring about a repeal of the  measure." '!  PROTECT    THE   FISH.  REMARKS    ON    IJSGERSO^L.  One of the principal attractions of  Slocan lake is its trout fishing. If  this sport is to be preserved the taking  of fish by traps or dynamite must be  strictly prohibited. For the sake of  gain it is said that certain parties  have been killing fish in the above  manner this summer. If the practice  continues the. law will be put in operation by the Game Fish Protective  Association, and then the trouble will  cease around the beautiful waters of  Slocan.  ���__________!  I  junk of Momt real  Established lSl*?.  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 Strathcona and Mount Rofal, 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. PI7T, Manager  rmmvytm^yiia-tim^^x^^^tssrvg^Bm^a'^sat'^t^i'm  THE   MAN   AVITH    THE   LOAD.  Parkhurst-like, the Rev. G. H.  Morden as undertaken to run vice  out of Rossland. He has the biggest  job on his hands of any'man in  the Golden City, and his nerve deserves the backing of all lovers of a  clean community. Boozerino, green  cloth and the woman in red are too  prominent in Rossland and need to borough-locked or that city will go to  hell entirely.  The report has gained currency  that at the meeting of the Mine Owners' Association, at Sandon on the  first inst., the wage question was not  considered of primary importance,  and was side-tracked for the more  intricate subject of the duty on lead.  However this may be, the wage question is the all important one for the  people to consider, and should be  made paramount. When this ques  tion is settled it will be time enough  to consider the other usues.  A woman in Pennsylvania recently  gave birth to seven babies in one  day. A woman capable of such a  feat must be physically far above the  ordinary human female. Most of  women nowadays find it a difficult  operation to give birth to one child,  owing to tight lacing and other evils  of modern times. If the ladies would  pay more attention to stirpiculture  the race would be improved, and the  world would not be annoyed with so  many half-inade-up and weak people  as it now contains.  A restaurant keeper in Toronto was  fined $1 and costs  the  other  day for  selling ice cream  on  Sundav.     Itisl  against the law  fo  sell   anything in  Toronto on  Sunday   except .sermons. |  We pr-'suine the  same   law exists in \  Kootenay,    flow it exists we are at a I  loss to understand, as  up  to   date   it|  has not had  strength   enough   to an-'  pear in public, and must be. extreme-j  l\ emaciated.    If people   in   the Slocan were, lined at present for not soil-!  ing goods on   week   days   the  court j  would he full of business.  Ingersoll, who recently   went over  the dump of oblivion, may begetting  roasted in the next formation and he-  may not.    We have no means of telling as the wires are down  between  this office and the district where Bob  has gone prospecting. We know that  he is getting roasted   oh this earth;  Not everywhere,   but  just in those  spots where orthodox   people   write  and preach]'   Many a little chubber  of a sky pilot is getting in his work  now by teliing his flock   what he  thinks about the departedColoh el and  his freedom of thought.    In one way  tine cannot  blame the   parsons   for  jumping on Ingersoll.     Men of his  class are deadly enemies to all creeds.  If the world was all  like them  we  would have more paradise and less  hell  on this   earth.      Their actions  would speak louder than words,   and  brotherly love would reign supreme.  At the present time a multitude of  parsons, pounding pulpits and yelling  to the masses that they are full of sin,  md must take their trail if they wane  to reach heaven, is enough  to daze  an   ordinary   sane   individual    and  make him seek some other route to  the flower garden beyond the grave.  The world is full of  religions,   all  made by man.    The  world   is full of  priests and parsons, nearly all on salary.    Many of them are sincere,  but  most of them  preach for fame and  money.    Not one of them   knows or  ever did know  anv thing about  the  future state of man.   They guess at  it and that is all.    The inhabitants of  this plane are  full  of fear,   and  bv  working upon their emotions the theologians induce people to  put up the  collateral necessary to keep the various denominations in  operation.    In  our opinion there should bo only one  brand of parsons.     They  should  be  well   paid  and   devote   their entire  time to teaching the  masses the best  method of living while on this earth,  without reference to any future srate.  If the Power  that controls this  universe had intended  us  to be  posted  upon the mystery beyond the grave  one would get the tip direct,   without  having to hire   brokers  to  get us  a  seat with the blessed.  Ingersoll was one  of  the best men  America ever produced,   and ive are  sorrv that we cannot sav as much for  many of the   parsons  who  today are j  roasting him   to  a   rich   and   golden i  brown.  JUST   "WHAT    WE   MAKE   IT.  There is a law of cohesion in the moral as well as the physical atoms of the  universe.    Like is drawn to like. Birds  of a feather   flock   together,   whether  they are blackbirds or jailbirds.   When  you see a man frequent the company of  gamblers, drunkards or thieves,  it is  safe1 to assume that his plumage harmonizes with theirs,   no   matter how  skilfully he may  be disguised hy the  respectable feathers he flourishes.   Decent men have no  affinity with scallywags, says a  writer in Town Topics,  and vice versa.    "Show me your company," says an old proverb, "and I will  tell you what .you are."   When you see.  a young man���or,  for that matter, an  old man flocking* with those birds of gay  plumage;'that flit in and out of the glittering side entrances to hell, it does not  take much of'a prophet to outline his  career in advance.    We have no  pa"  tie'nee   with   little   fellows   who'chirp  about the 'difficulty of leading a virtuous"-'life,   and   who   whine   about   the  temptations of city or town life being  so ��*reat, "don't you know."     Why, an  a!ngel from Heaven would be.corrupted  if he spent1 an hour iii'the company you  were in last night, you poor little devil's  fledgling.    If you have any ambition to  be anything but a moral buzzard, get  up and shake yourself free  from  the  company of vultures.     "Enter not into  the path of the wicked, and walk not in  the wav of evil men."  John Williams has some o'f the sweet  est confectionery in the Slocan.     It is  up to date, and has only to be tested to  receive appreciation.  Choice fruit of many kinds always in  stock at Nesbitt's, Bosun block  DANDY WAGONS  Groins; at���  CROQUET SETS  6 ball, D-oina; at  HAMMOCKS  each  each  per cent,  discount  Bowed by a weight- of fiery stuff, he leans  Against   the   hitching-post   and  gazes  round!  Besotted emptiness is in his face,  He bears a load that still   may get him  down.  Who' made him dull to shame and dead  to pride,  A thing that cares  not and  that never  thinks,  Filthy, profane, a consort for the pig?  Who loosened and let down that stubbly  jaw?  Whence   came   tlie   scum   adhering to  those lips?  What was it' clogged and  burned away  his brain?  Is this the thing the   Lord   God made  and gave  To have dominion over sea and land;  To love and to be loved; to propagate  And fpel the passion of Eternity?  Is this the   dream   He   dreamed   who  shaped the sun9  And pillared the blue firmament with  light?  Down all tlie stretch of hell to its last gulf  There is no shape  more  hideous than  this���  More tongued  with   proof  that  Darwin  didn't know���  For where in  all tbe  world  of brutish  beasts  Is one from  which   this monster might  have come?  His blood Hows in   the  pale, disfigured  babe  O'er   which    the     pale,    hea'-t-broken  mother bends.  But what to him are  those hot tears she  sheds, ������'-.''  What cares he for the taunts his children  bear,  Tlie hungry cries they raise;   their twisted limbs?  Through   this   dread   shape   the   devil  boldly looks.  And in that reeling presence mocks the  world!  Through "this dread   shape   humanity is  shamed,  Profaned, outraged,  dragged down and  brought to scorn���  Made to inhale fumes from the slime he  spews  And hear him jest at Virtue and at God.  O masters, lords and   rulers in our land,  Must this foul solecism still  Be tolerated in an age when men  Grasp power from the circumambient air  And speak   through   space   across the  roaring gulfs?  Must this vile thing be left to wed at will  And propagate his idiotic spawn,  A shame upon the age in which we live,  A curse on generations to be born?  O masters, lords and   rulers in our land,  How mav ye  hope  to  reckon  with this  "man'"'?  How get along without the vote he casts  When there are public offices lo fill?  How will it be with candidates when he  No longer hangs upon the reeking bar  Prepared to fight, tostab, to murder, and  To vote for him who t'uinislie.- his drinks?  ���S. E. Kiser, in Cin*-a_*." rimes-Herald.  S. RASHDALL.  -Votary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  *   NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXING.INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.   INVITED���-  Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  T.D. WOODCOCK & Go.,  ies,  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER  Slocan City, B. C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a largo number of people.     The rooms aro large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers. '  * -'���'��� ���''���������   !-'  John Buckley, Prop.  BUST    AIU,!*:     TO    J"U I>OTK.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling; all kinds of  Blasting-, Mining and Sporting- Powders.    Also .Blacksmith's  Coal.   -Lumber, Sash and Doors.  uv  How is your  ing tackle?  just starting1.  outfit of tish-  Fly fishing1 is  Manager Gint/,bei"ger is better able  to judge of the merits o\ the eight-hour  shut than are any one oi* all of the managers oi' the mines in the Mine Owne-rs1  association. Me has given the new  shift a trial and knows whereof he  speaks He has had a force of men to  work on rhe -Ajax ever since the mine  owners'association closed their mines  to S3 .r>0 men, paying" his men $3 50 for  the eight-hour shift. He says he litis  absolutely no complaint to make; that  so far as he can see tlie work done on  the short shift is equal to that formerly  done in trie long one  Williams has a line of ice cream and  milk shakes that will cool rhe body and  delight the soul clear up to the top  notch of satisfaction.-  sons  Drug & ts.ok Store  New Denver, B. C.  Siiiidiiy Imurs:  ;i p. >>i  IV ���"���'!.!.    SSI MM I'D     til  The Condition of  s  It apparently is a serious matter  with some people that this paper does  not endorse the course of the Silverton  miners'union in the issuance of that  b]ood-and-thunder circular and its interference with the men employed on  contract work. This is serious. The  tact should be remembered that the  Ledge has opinions of its own, that  are not shaped to the liking-of the  Mine Owners' Association nor the  Miners' Union.     The Ledge believes growing- restlessness of shareholders  Speaking of the   labor  trouble  in  this camp, the  .Mining  Record's correspondent from   the   Slocan,   fairly j  sums up the situation:     "The unan-!  imity which at first prevailed among-'  the mine owners has is some degree  broken down, _s several of the mines  are now employing* men  at "union",  wages,    and   many  others   will   be  forced to do so ere long,   if only for  the purpose of keeping their workings  in safe condition.     The unconcern of  the miners, who appear to be in good  demand elsewhere,  coupled with the  Does not affect the quality  of the liquid tonics at the  IVANHOE HOTEL, in  Sandon. If you do not  think so call in and  the landlord   ask  California  Wine CoM  ^���������NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  ers i:  is ot rougi  texture  are  this season.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenav  HOTEL  J. & R.  Tailors.  D. CAMERON,  Sandon.  w  S. DltKWIiY  Kaslo. RO  H. T.TwtGd  Xew Denver, IJ.C.  ' Dick Orando,  for further information.  V  G.  FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  Has been thoroughly  renovated and refurnished, niakins; it one of  the best hotels in  Kootenay. The table  has the best in the  market, and the bar  contains the choicest  brands of liquors,wines  and cigars.  Mrs. L. A. Snowman.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor..;.  Civil mid Minim* l-jurineers.  Hertford. McNeil (Yule.  ���ETRaslKlall & Fnuiiiiiei*. A injurs*.  JJOWARD WEST.  As-si.ic. H S M. Lviidnii. i'lifT  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported on  for   in  te.ndiiijr piircliiisers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory. Hellc-  vueave. New Denver. BC.  JOHN V. PKKKS. Prop  ^SHOTAIR  RelIs nnd liiirlit in every room....  Lai-iie awl At-cll limited Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car lielween hotel and  Station.   Free Ims meets all trains   Rea.-onalile Rates.  ���^fc__^REVELSTOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving .and departing Lv night trains.  j\Ji L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday. Sixth Year.  THE LEDUE, NEW JJENVgEE, B.C., AUGUST 10. 1899.  'HE  HORIZON  AT SEA  A. -ine inexorably straight���  1b larger trutli, a firdling rim���  Fixed, either -way, as firm aa fate  And always onward beckoning.  Clear cut and far or near and blurred,  ' As powers of sun and cloud decree,  By these thy provocations stirred.  We saek the farthest mystery*.  Emblem of boundaries strictly set,  Emblem of venturous search and hop*!  Circled by thee, can man forget  Hia limitation and his scope?  ���M. A. De Wolfe Howe in Month.  ON ESCOET DUTY.  BY CHARLES B. LEWIS.  One day a mail rider arrived at the frontier fort with such news that a sergeant  and six men and an ambulance were ordered out within an hour to escort and  convey the colonel's wife down to tho railroad. For a year there had been no open  act of hostility on the part of the Indians,  but we had known for woekB that tbey  were making ready for an outbreak. It  was queer enough that the cqloiiel should  come down to us in person as we stood beside our saddled horses, knowing nothing  of where we wero to go or tho object of the  trip, but stranger yet that all "military  etiquette" should go put of his voice and  doiuennor as he 6ai_.���  !,''" Men, I am going to send my wife down  to the railroad to go bust. Yoii nre to be  her escort. It is a case of life or death, or  sho would not ko. I am afraid of tho Indians, and yet I think you will got tHrough  all right You are to make the best time  possible.    If attatikod"���'"'  "AV6 shall' boat tbem off, sir," replied  .Sergeant Gregg after waiting half a minute for the colonel to finish.  "1 hope you can. ,1 can only send tb��  seven of you and a diiyor. Eight men  ought to beatoff 100 Indians, unless taken  in ambush. Be watchful and prudent.  Sergeant, you aro'"an'old Indian lighter.  Yoii will know best what to do You will  get away by 1 o'clock. Travel as fast as  you can and aB late as yon can, so as to  finish the journey tomorrow If you are  attacked"���  Tbe colonel did not finish. He looked  at each man and horse, inspected the ambulance and its p:iir of mules, and with a  half nod to ub he walked away. His wife  must go, and, owing to details anil sickness, no commissioned officer could ;,be  sent along. If the Indians were out, an  escort of 20 mon-'would' hot be too largo.  Only eight of us wore to go. Mad he finished his sentence he would have said:  "-If attacked and you are about to fall  into the hands of the red devils, do not let  my wife be captured alive."'  We understood what he meant, though  we said nothing to each other Xb matter what he or any one else feared. Iho little woman was almost merry as she took  her seat in the nnibulance for the start.  Nothing had happened when wo reached  the valley, and as we looked around us  and' across it nothing could bo scon to  alarm. We had just taken the ropes off  the blocked wheolsof the ambulance when  the warwhobpof the hosi ile Indians sounded b-abinii us, and we looked back over our  trail to cutch sight of 100 mounted warriors bearing down'upon'us. They had  picked bur trail 'and run us down.  "Mburitl    .Now, straight across the valley! Fall in to the mar of the ambulance. "  Tho voloe of  the old ''sergeant was hard  and firm as he spoke.    The curtains of the  ambulanco were up, and I glanced at the  colonel's wife.    Sho had  seen and heard.  Her cheeks had p'alod, but she was removing a repeating rifle from its hooks as we  foil in behind tho vehicle.    It was a clear  five milo dash.    The prairie was  as  level  ae a floor, and the mules needed no urging  after hearing the yells of the Indians.  The  ooldior driver wound   the lines about his  hands, braced Lis feet, and away we went  We had  a start ui  half n n.ile     Xo man  looked back.   The pace was a hot one, nnd  thoro was cover five miles away     The Indians gained on us, but only inch by inch  The mules  took up such   a gait  that our  horries had to lio  ri^iit clown to it to keep  up.    Not u'word was   spoken as wo rude.  but every ear listened to locato those coming up behind us.    It they came too near,  we must halt and open lire while tlie ambulance pushed on.' We had almost reached  cover before throe or lour rille ballots came  singing over our  heads.    Three   minutes  later we were among the tree;- and rocks,  and the race wa.-   ended.    As  tho  ambulance baited  a no we  flung ourselves off'  <?Ui horses I looked   bacK and saw a band  of  at leas. 70 Indian    almost within  rifle  shot of us     The- "oad struck the hills at a  gulch  ana  they dared  not follow us into  that.    They gave \ out to their disappoint  men!   by shouts and  yells and  a waste of  ammunition, and fur   a few minutes they*  had no plan in viow.  "'Well, wo beat thcni in a lair rnco,"  said tho colonel's wile as sl:u i'.i-:*c-.:nded  from the nnibulance with the rifle in her  hands "Sei'gei*_it Gregg, what are you  going to do now.-*"  "Take cover, ma'am." ho replied as he  gave her the military salute  "Yes, of course. " sho said as sho looked  about. "Did you ever s::1 a pair of mules  run faster? I might have got a shot but  for you men behind. T infix must, be near  100 Indians out there, bun I guess we are  safe enough now! "   ���  She rattled on  in that fashion while we  were  taking  the  mules from   tlie ambulance  and   unsaddling our horses, and ic  was a great weight oft our minds to realize that she would not be a burden on our  hands.    It was  Idle lo think of  pursuing!  our journey in the darkness which would I  soon   close   down,   and   before   morning !  there would be  plenty of  Indians on   thej  trail   beyond.    We   mv..-t   take  cover and I  hope to stand thorn uii   until   help arrived  or they grew discouraged at tho siege     As  we wore consulting about location and defense tho   colonel's wife came   back   to us  from the mouth of the gulch and said:  "That's the place, over to the left, men.  There's a spring on that hill, with a good  growth to shelter all, and you can ses  plenty of bowlders lying about. "  Tho sergeant had selected tlie same spot,  and in the course of a quarter of an hour  we were occupying it. Wo got the horses  and mules up there, but the vehicle was  left behind ' It was a cone shaped hill  amid half a dozen such, hut it commanded  the others. It was covered with pines and  cedars of small growth, and there was a  splendid spring right on the crest If the  Indians had been fierce in their pursuit  or crafty in their plans, we could not have  reached it. It was the outbreak of war  again with them, and they were ovel cautious. They drew back into the valley to  consult, thus giving us a fair show, and  we were snug enough when night fell and  they made a dash for us, which we easily  repulsed. Darkness found us occupying a  circle about 40 feet across, with stones a,nd  bowlders and trees for shelter, and, though  the situation was an anxious one and full  of danger, all were in good spirits Wa  made a fire between two rocks and cooked  our supper, and by fche.uBeof blankets we  put up a tentfor 'the colonel's wife, though  against her protests.' After'the one si ngle;  ���Sort of the Indiana, which was doubness  more of a reconnoissance than an attack,'  we were left in peaci, though all through  the night wie heard sounds to prove they;  Were taking up positions on all sides of us  and making ready for the morrow  None of us except the woman slept an,  hour all night long. We used levers to  looaen bowlders and roll them into the  circle, and' with our knives we cut, off  limbs and out down small trees to further!  strengthen our fort. We got the horses'  Into a sort of gully below us and made tho;  position as safe as possible, and when day  light came there was nothing more to bo  done. We had above 600 rounds of ammunition, food for three days and water  was at hand.  Daybreak found us ready for an attack..  The colonel's wife took her plaoe, rifle in  hand, between two men, and for half an  hour we expected a sudden rush. At the  end of that time a single warrior appeared  to view at the base of the hill and in broken English demanded our surrender. The  sergeant answered him that we were ready  for them, and at the same time fired a shot  which rolled the redskin's pony over.  Three minutes later there was a circle of  fire about us. Indians had mounted into  trees to the right and left of us to get a  plunging fire, and from the tops of two  lower hills they poured in their bullets at  random. We simply crouched down ,be-  hi'nd ,the rooks and smoked our pipes,  pleased tbat'they wero throwing away  their cartridges. At the end of an hour  they ceased firing. Not a man of us bad  been touched, but stray bullets had killed  one of the mules and wounded two horses.  There would be it rush now, and us we  ihad'e ready fdr'it tho "colonel's'wife sank  down beside me and quietly said:  "I've Eumblod over sago hens and jack  rabbits, and 1 ought to be able to hit an  Indian     Do I look frightenedi"'  "You are as white as u.ghost, ma'am."  I answered as I turned to her.  "But Via all right," she smilingly said,  "and here they oo'i'ne." '**  So they did. With every painted warrior yelling1 at the top of his voice the entire bamlcharged us at once, taking in the  whole circle: ' It was not until thoy got  oloso up that we'could' seo anything to  shoot at, and. every few seconds the sergeant cried out to us to .hold our lire It  was over in a minute. Thoy did not expect to find us intrenched, and we knocked  them over like ninepins.  I believe we killed or wounded a full  score, and it took the fight out of them so  thoroughly that not a rifle was fired at us  again until afternoon ' Then, soon after 2  o'clock and without the slightest warning,  we were charged again; 'and for three  minutes it was a wild melee. We fired into  their very faces as they sprang upon tho  defr-nees, and two'warriors' were shot down  inside our lurt, and both by the colonel's  wife It was their final and supreme effort, and well it was for "us that it was  thus. When we had beaten them off, SpT-  geant Gregg and 'another uinri'lay dead,  four men were' badly wounded, and they  bad out our animals out or the gulch and  run them ott' Jriad the attack lasted a  minute- longer or been renewed two mob  and a* woman would alone have opposed it.  And. among the queer things of that last  dash was the ueiinvior of the colonel's wife  With my'own eyes I 'saw her shoot down  the two warriors who leaped the breastwork, ami 1 believe she killed two' or  three more outside of it, and yet when tho  attack bad been repulsed the little woman  fell over in a dead faint,.and for ten"minutes we believed her dead-from a bull-at.  "When she came back to; life, she had a fit  of weeping, and vvlien that was over she  turned to and attended bur hurts and was  ready for another brush.  We put in another night right.there, not  knowing that the Indians had drawn off,  but soon after sunri>e nest morning, were  relieved of ail anxiety by the appearance  of a scout, who passed on and tent us aid  from the fort. The colonel's svife did not  get down to the railroad, for that was the  opening of a war which lasted for months,  but there was no blame attached to any of  the living who returned with her. On the  contrary, the old martinet of a colonel  took each one of us by tbe hand, breaking  over ���"military etiquette" once more in his  life, and said:  "You did well, raj man, and here's my  hand on it, and I won't forget you!"  H. J. Eobertson,  TINSMITH,  Has returned and is prepared for all  kinds of work in his line. Special  discounts to mines in Stoves, Tin and  Granite Ware.  CERTIFICATE OF-IMPROVEMENTS  Slocan Belle Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Sloean '.Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  South of Carpenter creek, one-half mile east  of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that I.  The Book of Job.  ��� story told of Carlyle in an English re-  Ylaw forcibly recalls the days when in  England religious services were long  enough to test the zeal of the worshipers.  According to the story Carlyle had been  asked to take the reading at family prayers  during a short visit paid to his friend, the  provost of Kirkcaldy .'The'Bible.chanced  to open at the first chapter of the book of  Job, and Carlyle immediately became absorbed in his subject and read on and on  to the end of the last chapter, when, closing the volume, be remarked :  "That is a marvelous, lifelike drama,  enly to be appreciated when read right  through.''  It is fair to infer that it was appreciated  for onoe. Any one who has taken a long,  solitary afternoon and attempted to give  the book of Job an opportunity to be appreciated by reading it honestly through  at one sitting can realize the consternation  of the provost'. Such a one will not be  likely to wonder, with' Carlyle, why he  was not asked again to assist at family  prayers in that household.  Slocan City, B. &  Herbert T. Twigg*. as  l ��� agent for Robert Cunnin_. free miner's certificate No. 53023A, recorded holder of a five-sixih  (/i-e) undivided .interest, and Volney D 'Williamson, recorded holder of a one-sixth (1-6) undivided  interest, free miner's certificate No. 97920, intend  sixty davs from the date hereof to apply to the  Alimng 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-3d day of August, ik9��.  Canadian  AND SOO LINE.  New Fast Daily Service between  Atlantic M Pad * *.  iuerialLii  aug3  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Carbonate King Mineral Claim.  J...K. CLARK,'  MINING  ENGINEER  Reports made on Mining Properties  in any section of Kootenay.  SANDON,  B. G.  Interesting Relics.  A couple of interesting relics ara in the  possession of Albert Turner of 1514 York  street. .One of them, aiid that whioh Mr.  Turner prizes probably as niuch as anything he owns, is a brick from the old  house that stood on Water street, New Castle, Del., from 1687 until torn down in  1894, and which was the homo of the  Dutch governors of the three lower counties for 100 or more years. The" .bricks of  whioh the old house was constructed were  brought over from Holland and, like all  brioks of that time, were yellow in color.  The relio Mr. Turner has, and which, by  the way, is one of very few in existence, is  in a good state of preservation, and, barring its slightly crumbled' edges, shows  but few signs of its two centuries and  more. The other relic is a quaint old Revolutionary sword, carried and used with  deadly1 effect by Captain Cunda, Mrs Turner's great-grandfadber, at the famous  battle of Bemis Heights.���Philadelphia  Inquirer.  Th�� World's Wire Mileage.  The total miles of telegraph wire in the  world haye reached 4,90.8.921, uot counting 180,440' miles of 'submarine . cable.  Were this all in one continuous line i?  would wrap around the equator about 19S  times. The moon and earth could be connected by 20 lines, with enough to spare  to ponnect every country on the eart_. Of  the ���i*btai amount! Mi rope" has 1,764,790;  Asia, 810,685; Africa, 99,419; Australia,  817,-479; America,'.2.516,548"        ���  Hotel Sandon,  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON. ......  R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  I Situate in the Slocan Alining- Division of West  j Kootenav District. Where located: On  I Payne Mountain, adjoining Sloean Boy Afin-  ;       eral claim.  : 'PAKE NOTICE That I. T. AI. Gibson, actine-a*-*  : 1 n��*ent for S K. Green, free miner's certifi-  i cate No. 21803A. intend, sixtv /lays from the date  hereof, to apply lo the AfinlnV Recorder for  , 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  j certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21st day of .June. 18)a.  'Midnight arid.Centaur mineral Claim.  Shuate in the Siocan Miiiiiip: Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Ou  Four .Mile creek, two miles from Silverton,  B. O.  'PAKE NOTICE That I. Charles E. Hope. Free  1 "Miner's Certificate Xo. TwaA. intend sixtv  days from ' the date hereof to apply to the  Alining Recorder for a certificate of iniprove-  liieiits, for the purpose of obtaining Crown  giants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th day of June, 1809.  Improved   connecting   service   via.  Revelstoke or Crows Nest route   -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 fc  Saturdays for Toronto.  NEW DENVER TO  Toronto, - 92 hrs Montreal, 96 hrs  New York, 108 hrs Winnipeg', 52 hrs  Vancouver, 23 hrs   Victoria,   38 hrs  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Virginia Blk,  Sandon.  ��  The  Emily   Kditli    Fraction,    Eagle,   Kaerle  Fraction and Ironclad Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Milliner Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Four Mile creek, about two miles from Silverton, B. C.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I. Charles E. Hope. F. AI.  1 C. No. 7W2A, intend, B0 days frorri the date  hereof, to apply to the Alining Recorder for  Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining Crown Grants of the above claims.  Aud further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 14th day of June, 180!).  Nakusp,  is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. fllcDougald.  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI can City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  KurekR No. 3 Lot 22S1, Mineral Hill Lot 228-i  Mineral Claims.  Situated   in  the Slocan Alininc Division   of  West Kootenay District.    Where located:  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 Alining and  Development Co.,  Ltd, free miner's  Cert. No. 13171a, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof,    to    apply     to     the     Alining*   Recorder  for  certificates of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the  above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of June, ISfi'i.  jnel ' R. E. PALMER.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  14:*-*.'k Dly: lv���Denver C. Siding���ar: Dail> 12:02k  11:00k ex.Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: ar ex. Sun. 15:201c  HOSSI.AND, NKLSON AND CHOW'S KKfiT LINE.  15.20k ex. Sun: lv N7. Denver Ldg: ar ex.Sun U.OOfe  Ascertain rates and full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J.Coyle, A..G. P. Agt, Vancouver.       *  .SYSTEM.  HATRI.  Headquarters for Mining and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO. ,  The all rail and direct route  between   the Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Pouts  Pacific Coast "Points  Paget''Hound. Points-  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects at 'Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local aiid connecting line Ticket agentft  H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  .Spokane, .Wajsh  Slocan Citv.  Proprietors.  Brandon, B. G,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lend.each  .sj,r.O  Gold. Silver and Lead, combined  H on  Gold and Silver  -j i o  Silver and Lead  2 ,00  Coniier (by Electrolysis)  ���> 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  I 00  Gold and Copper.  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 .vi  Gold. Silver and Copper     .** 00  Platinum....  sop  Mercury  ���;    ������  Iron or Alanganese  2 0(7  Lime,'Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each  iio  Bismuth,Tin. Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony.  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  1 1x1 i  Coal (Fixed Carbon, VolntileM.itter. Ash, >  and   percentage of  Coke, if Coking  Coal)  j  Terms:   Cash With .Sample.  June20th. ]S!)5.  FRANK DICK,  Issavcr ami  A ::,',. ui  KOOTENAY    RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating Kaslo & Slocan fijulway,  International  Navigation it  Trading-  Company,  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling- public  equal to any on Sloe n  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands .of liquors and  cigars nn the market.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time-  Passenger   train for Sandon   and'  way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a  in. daily,   returning,   leaves Sandon  at 1:15 j.   m.,   arriving at Kaslo at  3:55 p. in.  INTERNATIONAL  & TRADING CO.,  NAVIGATION  operating on  Koor,enay Lake and River.  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  Nelson, B. C.  [erchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  rrr��iisei*in��"S al^ivs on hand.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  airDressef  Bufciin Block,  New Denver,  1-5.0.  S.  S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  in., daily except Sunday.- Returning-  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling*  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and.  all way points.  Connections with S. F. & N. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  S.  S. ALBERT A.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry,  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 7 a m., connecting with steamer  International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.  Returning leaves Bonner'.-- Kerry at  7.-00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays  and Sundays, connectii-ig with str.  international  tor   Kaslo.   Lardo and  Argenta.  -Soulier's  Railway  Direct connections made at  ���V.itv with Great. Northern  or ;ill .points east and west.  LAI'DO-ni'NCAN   DIVISION.  Steamer International leaves K;islo-  for Lardo and Argenta at ���c,:!5   . m.  "Wednesdays and Fridays.     Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo  for  Lardo-ind  Argenta at 8 p.m. Smxlavs.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  Cabinet Solio  !.  Film Cartridge.-*, :!ix-"i ..  other SuppMi-s. >a  Steamers call at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  ickets sol to all point * Ca a da  and the United Statas; To ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  RonE.'rr Irving,  .Manager.  S. Camtbell, Kaslo, B. C.  -reight and Ticket Agt..   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  New Denver  ________JACOBSON & CO.  Every Kridayat Silverton.  SANDoN. li. 0.  I'o :iiid frnin Enr<>  and Aini-ricaii lines,  rule.*, tickt-ls nnd   lull  Ry a^fint or���  li ���������111    polIM-*  Apply   fur  inform*'.tini  via Canadian  -allinu dab's  tn any C.  WM. STITT,  G. H. GARRETT.  C. I\ R. Aj-ent. New Denver.  leu. S. S. Ajrt., Winnipep.  jTOR   CROI    IERS.  BEADS. St    An-  r th.niv'.-Medals. Little Cbaplet of St. Anthony and Cancf-lled p()5>tnj.'e Stani|8, write to  Ajrency fiptlilelii-iii \pof-tolie School, 153 Shaw  St., Montreal, (Juc THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 10,  1899.  Sixth Yeae  MINING   RECORDS  L_e following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curiag'the.  ���week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive- were  as follows :������  I.OCATIOXS.  Au*4*. 1���Jerome Fraction, adj London, A C Van Mcerkerke. Shamrock,  Four Mile cr, F Ryan.  2���Rolando, Granite 'mt, P W Ellis.  Cobble Hill, Four Milecr, A McDonald.  3���Alert, Fidelity-. Bluff, F Pvman and  J A McDonald. Wee Wee fr, nr New  Denver, J C Harris.  4���Spring" Hill, Seaton cm*, C J Sarin.  Ida. Four Mile er, J B Anderson. Concord, nr Three Forks. G B Dean. Ella  B, n fk Carpenter er, R Taylor.  ���'5���Butcher, Silver mt. J Wi��*g'inton.  Often, head Slocan Lake, W Smith.  ���7���Atlin fr, reloc Silverton fr, Geo  'White. Silver Button, Four Mile cr, C  H Abercrombie. Black Bess, Galena  fiat, Geo White,  ASSESSMENTS.  Aug 1���0 B H, B'endi��*o, Hewett, Rin-  coji, Wren, Bonaparte," Majestic, Lan-  caster. 2���Hanlscraple, Handv, Kootenay,'. Avii fr, Edith.' a���High- Rock,  Hdme.Ioy, Rupert. 1���.Jumbo. Bell fr,  Treinontj'Osborii. Nicalo. St Lawrence.  Delaware fr, Flag" Staff, Cultus No 2,  Hope No >]���, 5���Flower, May. Rosedale,  Stanlev, Nancy Left, Maple Leaf. 7���  Central, St Peter's Boy, Fainiiount,  CKHTII-K-ATK OF .SATISFACTION*  Alturas, Alps and Alps Fraction.  AINSWOItTH    DIVISION.  LOCATION'S.  -..- Julv IS���Nevada, Copper cr, D Ross  andQuinn. Dandy, ext Coin, Henry  Codv. Mountain Boy, Woodbury cr,  Edward Fulton. Dominion, Milfordcr,  R F Rice and E R Mclnnis. Evening*  Glorv, Canyon ck, John Wilson Bell,  Two'Milecr, John Hartman  14���Caledonia, west of Kaslo, M Tap-  ani'a. The Daisy, Duncan r, Alfred  Johnston. Dominion Day, Quartz cr,  Thos M Duffy. Double Standard,  Woodbury cr, "W P Freeman. Mable,  Quartz cr", Win Fogg.  15���Chief, Kaslo Mt,  J A McKinnon.  17���St Lawrence, se Kaslo, Chas  Behrman and Thos Trenery. Apex,  same John S Struck. Green Sabres,  same W E Bail. Minnie H, Long* cr.  Wm Ryan Black Anrilite, Bear lake,  R Williams. Surprise, same, John  Carraher. Pilot, Sawyer cr, J VV Caldwell. Equitv, Climax,'Mammoth, Great  Northern, Two Kids, Old Timer, Monarch, s fk Kasl, R PBrig-os.  IS���Sedora, Crawford cr, Frank Burk.  Hag-et May, Crawford cr, Geo W Her-  ren. Ohio, Crawford cr, R D Hagg-art.  Helene fr, Munn cr, P E Fisher. Ruby  fr, Hot Springs camp, D F Strobeck.  Gold Drop, Hot Spring's camp, JR  Hardie. Vernie, so fk Woodbury cr, E  D Dumbs. Babbitt, west side Kootenay lake, Martin Erickson.  19���Ronay, Woodbury cr, WB'Drum-  mond. Alma, Crawford cr, Ned McDonald and Alex Duperry. Baltimore,  Schroeder cr, Gus Lofstedt.. Dreyfus,  same, Gus Carl quist,  20���Doug-las, Blue Ridge camp, Jas  R Stewart. Rosie, Duncan r." John  Bower. Betsy, Schroeder cr, John  Swanson. Champion, Rockslide, so fk  Kaslo, Jno Carlton and Gus Schilling*.  Yankee, Crawford cr, Ed Dedolph So  So, Argenta trail, Jas Walker. Lost  Boy, so fk Kaslo, J Carton. Zenda,  Flying* Foz, Copper cr, T II O'Brien  Elizabeth, L G, Marguerette, Copper  cr, C H Chapman. Victoria, same, H  M Rogers.  21���Liverpool, Copper cr, Alex Cameron Chamois, Lyleck, G W Edwards.  Porcupine, Tea ck, Chas Erickson.  Spider. Woodburv cr, A Janson. Elk,  Woodbury cr, C J Northquist. Mable,  Carriboo cr, C J Northquist. My net,  Long- cr, John Fraser. Lucky Strike,  Duncan City, H Allen.  21���Riverside, Duncan r, A Goutcrous  17���Copper King, \���Chas Scheel to  Wm Nelson.  Yellow Kid, �����E J Wiser, to Wn  Nelson.  Protest against certificates of work  being issued re Three Brothers, Stars  and Stripes, Sixteen to One, Success,  Contact, Liberty ������ Hill, South Fork,  Lime Cliff, sig-iled by Robinson R  Briggs.  18���Golden Gate and Blue Bird, %���  Leonard Brant to E Fitterling.  Golden Gate and Blue Bird, all int���  Leonard Brant to Norman Perkins.  Zoa, all int���L A Lemon to Jas B  Townsend, $300.  19���Bobtail, %���John Wright to M  Mc-Carter  Great Hope, l/2���A Duperry to Neil  McDonald.  Eldorado No 2, )4���Eblute to Mrs C A  Foran.  21���Cuba No 2, Boston, Eldorado, all  int���H Croft to B C Mining and Exploration Co, Ltd, 75,000, shares capital  stock.  Liverpool, r'���Allen Cameron to H S  Harris and John McCue.  , Ruthven, \��� Win   Hodder to   IC Dedolph.  Glen Alpine and Fontenac-, 1���W W  Freeman to Robert George.  Grampian, all int���F  S  Andrews to  Robert George.  ;     22���Daylight,  yz~W  J   T'wiss to D  j Young*.  I     Colorado,   Andrew Jay,    Utica  and  Rocky Boulder, Mountain Glory'*, Morn-  i ing Glorv and Alice, agreement,  Pat-  J rick   and   Bridget McCue to   Geo  W  Hughes.  j     2-1���Bregon, all���F  Messenger to M  'Johnson.  Rossland, y>��� Thos Roberts to R  Kelly.  La'uenah, Iron Cap, Ruthie Bell and  St Joseph, option, A R . McDonald and  F Viet's to John McKane  25���Hermina, %���J M Sompoly to P  Desireau.  ���20���Victoria, all���H M Rogers to H  S Harris, J McCue, A Cameron.  Joker and Derby Mines���Agreement  between II H Fanshaw and The Excelsior Gold Mines of British Columbia.  27���Bismark. J�����N F McKay to G..B  Gerrard.   SLOGAN   ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 189S,  17,994 tons. January 1st, 1899, to  August 5:  ��� Week  Payne   Last Chance   Slocan Star    Sapphire   Coin   Ajax   Sovereign   Reco   Ivanhoe   Treasure Vault   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill   Madison   Wonderful   Idaho Mines  the contract system, and is in marked  contrast with the methods employed by  the Silverton union leaders, wrhen they  attempted to force the managers to pay  S3.50 per shift for work alreadv contracted.  NOT    SO    DISCOUKAGISG.  While it cannot he said.that the lockout has been at all agreeable to the  mine managers, the mine workers or  the business men of the district, it must  be admitted that the Slocan has made  greater advancement this summer than  during the same period at any time in  its history. Not as a producer of ore,  for the ore production of the past two  months has been nil, but in showing  up and proving the mines and prospects  of the district more men have been employed and better work has been done  than ever before The good effect of  this will be better, understood and appreciated nine months hence that at the  present time.  THU   'DKrAHTINU.    I'AKSOX.  This is the season  when it makes the  house very uncomfortable to do  much cooking. It  is also difficult to  get a  of meat  good  to  piece  cook.  Hunter Bros.  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,   baying in large quantities, save you the extra profit,  Sandon    .. Rossland        Greenwood  Queen Bess    Ill  Wi  ild Goose  Monitor   Whitewater ....  Jackson...   Bell   Wellington:..  Antoine ;..  Rambler   Dardanelles   Great Western  Bosun..   Marion ...  Cnpella   Fidelity.*   Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith...  Comstock   Noonday   Enterprise.'....  Taniarac   41  an  4!)  m  Total  5,271  2,245  5-18  33  12  40  20  180  119  112  50  8  15  27'.  (560  1,201  15  260  1.183  548  30  11  (���..���i  401  100  48  540  20  31  3  320  5S0  (30  120  30n  (ilKi  20  Total tons.  281       16.201i|-  KUr.L    OF    SIXKKBS.  and P Parrie. Lanarkshire and Blank-  yre, Woodbury cr, T Davidson, J Irvine and F Armstrong.  24���Rossland, Duncan City, F H  Roberts. Glacier, Kaslo r, W dough  ana T Long. White Bear, Kaslo r.' E  Anderson/ Belles, Crawford cr, J O  Patenoude. Beautv Belle, Crawford cr,  WL Smith. Ben,'Crawford cr, J A  Gilkor. Keystone, Lardo r,CEngbug.  Elgin, Lardo r, A G Mellander.  25���Justinius. Geno, Joker cr, J J  Flentot. Marblehead, Campbell cr, T  G Proctor. Republic Jr, Hooker cr. S  N Long. Empress Jr, Hooker cr, F S  Clements. Empire, Hooker cr, S N  Long-. Burlington, Duncan City, A  Anderson.  ASSESSMENTS.  July 1.8���No 1 Extension, B NT A.  Lynx, Humming Bird, Onoka, Silver  Prince. Albina, Gold Hill, Sweet Grove,  Hidden Tin, Red Star. Ceala, Iceburg,  Snowslide, Snowdrift, Carona, Lula,  Lucky Strike.  11���Glasgow, PLS, Reiner, Edward,  California.  15���.Jennie D, .Maltese Cross. Red  Prince. Homestake.  17���Elma, Oregon, Liberal, Norfolk,  Simcoe, S & X I'r, Roy, Copperhead,  Jack Rabbit. Wonder Secret, Great  Bend, Montrose. Little 2, Brooklyn.  Dauntless, Spokane-Kaslo No 2, Spo-  kane-Kaslo.  IS���Formau,   Eagle;   fr,     Mammoth.  Diamond    Jubilei  Be  Standard,  Harbor  19���Last Chance, Everton, Cr-at  Hope. Silver King. Silver Queen, Rio  Tinto, Edi|ise, Ibex. Liddesdale.  20���Silver Queen. 21���Hope, Blue  Point Quartz. Indian Chief, Mammoth  Quartz. Homestake.  22���Nellie Woods, Green Crown.  21���Sporting. Ruby. Tony. High Bluff,  Savannah, Morning Glory, Valparaiso,  Splendid.  25 ��� Red rock. Lawrence F, Multnomah, Empress. Gold Drop, Orlando,  Ida, Pola. Silver spray.  CI-l-TI'-ICATI'S OK I.Ml-ltOVK.MHXT.  July 21���Teeum-*ie and Pontiac. to  the Nelson-Slncaii Prospectin^'aiul Mining Co. Ltd. 25���Thistle to Orin Bar- j  ber and P McEwen  Billy Harrington   has been   in New  Denver for several days  past awaiting  the result of a mining*   deal.     Billy is  one of the most  popular young men in  the Slocan, as well as energetic.     The  other day while waiting for the wires  between here and Vancouver to cool he  went   fishing-,   and   was   lucky.      He  brought back some  fish,  and inadvertently  showed them   to   Henry  Stege.  Henry is very  fond of fish,   and   is a  good judge of their weight.      While he  was examining Billy's string of trout  some individual suggested a bet for the  drinks on their weight.     The bet was  made and Henry hurried away to get a  pair of scales.     Then  Billy  did   something terribly wicked.     He opened tlie  mouths of those innocent and perfectly  dead fish and filled them plumb full of  sinkers.   Henry, smiling and innocent,  returned with the scales.    The fish were  weighed and of course the genial landlord lost the bet.     After the crowd had  held the stakes for a short time, someone, probably Dave   King,   gave the  snap away, and now Henry  vows he  will never bet again  on  a   man  from  Sandon or his game.     Although   Billy  never sinks in  any game,   he still has  the sinkers and  is  headed  for Duncan  City.  '���sii.kncu   rs   Gor.Dux."  To my friend, Rev. W. M. MacKeracher.  Some feller dropped the word last night,  Down at "Poker Bill's,"     '  "The parson's goin' ter pull up stakes  And quit these bloomni' hills."  The boys all looked up suddent-like  At the feller where he sot  And Tommy Roadley  dropped his hand  An' fergot to take the pot.,  "Yas," says the feller, kinder s'prised  At the way we took the news,  "Year's up/and he's goin' ter shake.  This dust from off his shoes.  He's a-goin' away back east," says he���  "Boys," chipped in old George Foss,  "Let's all cash in."    And then we fell  To reckonin' up the loss.  "Pop" Lowery 'lowed he'd bet a stack  That the camp 'd never see  A squarer oarson pull his coat  Er throw a packer's "T."  " 'Scribed for the 'Claim' when'he fust  come,  Planked down the good hard dough,  And, ding it, boys, I kinder hate  Ter see the feller go."  "Doc" Rogers chipped a bean and said:  "The proper thing ter do,  Afore the parson packs his quilts  And strikes fer prospecks new,  Is ter give the cuss a good send-off."  "I'm in on that, says Pete,  We'll 'pint Dave King the poet,  An' th' hull durn gang '11 treat."  Well, Sunday night we gathered in,  At the old Hotel Slocan,  Fer er reg'lar old-time blow-out.  We trotted out our man  And made him lisun to the truck  Our poet said he'd writ,  Which, if my   memory  serves me right,  Was 'boutlike this, to-wit:  "We've watched you purty close, young  man,  Since you dropped yer pack down here,  And stated in a sermont.  That you'd come to stay a year,  But we felt a mite suspicious-like,  As folks is apt t' feel,  When a ' 'varsity chap'  from way doM'n  .' east,        .'..-.  Sets in to take the deal.  "Them days the gang didn't take much  stock  In missionary chaps, .  And we sort 'er steered ei-ound you���  There's where we lost, perhaps���  Fer we couldn't see how a beardless kid,  That had just got out 'er school,  Could preach and live in a mining camp  And stick to the Lord's eighth rule.  "We've heerd tell  since, that when you  sot in  The game was a-running low ;  The church debt loomed up mighty high  And the spirit didn't flow,  The Sunday night collections, them days,  Was 'bout as slim  As the Sunday mornin' attendance,  Which was almighty slim.  "But it wa'nt long 'til it got eround  That yer preachin' wa'nt bad;  That them that didn't hear ye  Might some day wish they had ;  That you struck out from th' shoulder  And laved down the good old facks,  That every man's religion  Is recorded in his acts.  Fresh canned meats  are always tlie best  in hot weather; less  troublesome a n d  more palatable. We  also have a choice  line of picnic o-oocls.  In Footworn* you will find the  best- especially in Ladies' and  Missus' {������ouils for Summer wear  ATHOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver,  B. C.  Grand Forks  W ff-fff* ff-ffeft  C)i&  Twitching  Eyelids  Indicate eyestrain  The slightest hint  of it should not be  neglected.  We test eyes free of  charge, and recommend glasses only  when absolutely necessary. Eyes tested night or day.  ELSQ  WHOLESALE  Agents for B. 0. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  GROCERS  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE,  Proprietor.  All work Guaranteed.  Agent ��� for   the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  '0, W. QRIMMBTT,  Jeweler and Opticiae,  SairadoinL  P.A.nunro-5;  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  Wood  Hav and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  Livery  and   Bast Stables,  iT3-"Sa(ldle hor.ses .and pack train nt Ten Mile.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  _*_____���___  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.  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Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  SLOOAX   CITY, - - B.  G.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  A\'D  IMPORTED  DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  SAND'IX. B.C.  Mining* Stocks lump-lit anrl Sold.   General Agent  for Sloc'in Properties.        Promising-   Prospects For Sale.   "Dunk" Mclntyre and A. McDonald  had a funny experience with a bear at  their camp, near the Mollie Hughes, on  Tuesday. The men were workimr with  a pick and axe when bruin came upon  them. After sizing up the situation the  bear turned and started away apparently  contented to leave things alone. Mclntyre thought bruin too easy, and began calling him names with a sulphuric  lining when he saw him walking away  The bear turned sharp about and came  after the men. Before McDonald knew  what he was doing he found himself at  the top of a tree and still climbing, where  he could get an unobstructed view of  Mclntyre. leaping over fallen timber  down the mountain side to New Denver.  THK    SKNSIKT.K    AVAY    OF    IT.  A���Ole  Alvin   to  Moiitrcuil   to  all   int���A  K  TKANSI-KH:-  July   1.3���- Nevada  John Alvin, 57">  Gold Hill. -���.<���Rn.ffi'iie  John F Wilson Yukon,  Hayland to J Duiisinuir.  15���Resni-^-a:n. Lydin A, llimvii^m.  Island Buy. Ath*>', Silver Six. Yankee  Girl and Silver i'lunie. \<���K S Cameron  to Thos S.-irouli.-ir.  Ar, a recent ineetiii"- of the Rossland  Miners' Cnion it was decided that, hereafter no member of the union will be  allowed to do conti-act work in that  camp. Verv little contract work has  been done in Rossland this summer.  The action of the Rossland union is the  sensible wav of overcomim-; the evils of  " 'Long   'bout  come,  You struck your pick one night  In a mighty powerful sermont  That made 'em see the light,  And it wa'nt long til half tho gang  Was a-goin' to church, by gum,  And a-fillin' up yer button box  When the thing eround 'em come.  "Then "Scotty" led, and it wa'nt long  'Til "Sandy'" .fullered suit  The gang it couldn'ta-been more 'sprised  Had it heered old Gabriel toot.  "Doc"' Rogers took a hand 'bout then,  And the boys nigh lost their grip,  When the three was 'looted deacons,  But they never raised a yip.  "We've seen yer, day bv day, go on  In the way yer ort ter go.  Runnin' yer tunnel ter tap the ore  On tli' ledge that we well know  Is th' one we all must look fer  If we ever strike it rich  On the mountain over yonder,  Er up, I don't know which.  "No use ter say now   what you've done,  Since yer dropped yer pack down here  And stated in a sermont  That yotYd come to stay a year;  The record's writ in a higher place:  But we'll say right here in lieu,  That you've got the gang's best blessins'  To carrv awav with vou."  t '    f T      ' t +  He went away; we've been! tell since,  He's savin' souls���Quebec province.  David W. King.  Kaslo, Slocan Mining Camp, 1896.  H.D.CURTIS,  Mixes;   Real   Estate;   Ixsuraxce;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton. ASSAYER.  Palma  Angrignon  NEW  DENVER  I)  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo. R O  Grndnate of Amerieii.n College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  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  Draying. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  XEW DENVER.  otk<  totfa  I have the largest stock in B. C.  ir**-*  Call  and examine the latest  AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PK1CES.       BELTS, BLOUSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  STYLES.  OSTRICH FANS,    LORQUETTE CHAINS,   BRACELETS.  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS-  Flee Watch Repsdaiirug Guaranteed  >.eedl by Mail! or Express.  DOVER  ^eL-soira, I  LvG*


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