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 h\  ;v.  Volume V.   No. 45.  NEW DENVER, B. C, AUGUST 11, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  V!  ft '  .*rV  INANDAB0LITSL0GAN  More work is (being put on tlie Turris.  The Surprise resumed operations last  : Saturday.  An addition is to be built to the quarters at the Queen Bess.  The owners of the Antoine are doing  work on the Tom Moore.  A small force of men are working on  the Eureka, near Sproule's.  The Convention and Adirondacks are  being steadily developed b}* the owners.  More men were put on the California  this week. The property is showing up  exceptionally well.  Two good strikes were recently made  on the Idaho. One is three feet wide,  and the other 10 inches.  Grant have  prospect to  cemetery. McGibbons was a young" man  26 years of age, and met his death "while  going from the bunk house to the tunnel  mouth on the Red Fox to do his last  shift. He was a fellow of sterling qualities of whom none but words of praise  are heard.  DOVES    AND    RAVENS.  A Very Enjoyable Evening Spent in  of a Good Cause.  Aid  Chas. Rossiter and Dan  bonded a Woodberry creek  R. E. Brown for $45,000.  Joe Hetheringtou and Chas. Rossiter  have bonded two claims near the Montezuma to R. E. Brown for $12,000.  Andrew Murphy has leased the west  half of the Corinth group for three years.  The east half will be worked by the company. ���  A strike of three inches of galena was  made last week on Cory and Wards  claim, the Eclipse, situated above the  California'on Silver mountain.  The Antoine will ship 100 tons this  month. Part of the product of this  mine is shippe.l to the Kaslo sampler  where the percentage of zinc in it is induced by mixing with Ruth ore.  Franklin and Moran have a foi-ce at  work on the Smuggler and Mogul,  near the Mollie Gibson, on Kokanee  creek. The supplies were packed from  New Denver, a distance ol" 35 miles.  standing-  is showing at tlie  shaft, and much  rom the tunnel,  the  showings in  Thirty inches of ore  bottom of the Bosun  galena is being, taken .  On the Mollie Hughes  all the workings' is improving. A payment will be made this month on tlie  bond.  Jim Mitchell, who is one of the best  teamsters in the mountains, had an  accident last Sunday while hauling ore  from the Queen Bess. Tlie leaders became frightened at something and ran  away, breaking tlie wagon into pieces,  spilling the ore along the 15 per cent,  grade, and bruising one of Jim's legs.  The wheelers remained on the road,  ���while the leaders plunged down the hill  and were severely injured.  XEffS   FLOAT.  and scoop  The red fish are  nets are in order.  In Trout Lake City, on July 22, J.J.  Langstaff was married to Miss Mary  Thomas.  Services will be held in the Presbyterian church on Sunday next at the usual  hours.  season of after-  it highly appre-  Mrs. Kerr is giving a  noons at home that are  ciated function in social ch-cles  Mrs. 11. Sherran, who has been seii-  ously ill for the past week'or two, will'  leave for, Spokane for treatment this  week.  New Denver merchants have taken  kindly to the early closing movement  and all the general stores close at 7 p.m.  and none open on Sunday.  AV. F. Thompson will move his printing office from Glenora to Dawson City  when the snow will permit. Thompson  is having a run of hard luck.  Henry Stege returned Saturday from  Glenora, satisfied with his business venture in that old mining camp, but happy  to get back to the queen city of Slocan  lake.  Endman West assays high in swimming qualities. He made the distance  fi-'m the wharf to the Mollie Hughes  landing Sunday, a distance of a mile, in  37 minutes.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church on Sunday next, August 14th, as  follows : Morning at 11 o'clock, evening  at 7:30. Everybody earnestly invited.  Preacher, Ii. N. Powell.  The best entertainment that has been  given in New Denver for some days was  that of the Salvation Army band Monday night. They received a rousing  reception and most liberal patronage.  The B. A. C. people have put $84,000  into the Halycon Hot Springs. The  water of these springs is six times  stronger in lithia than any other American water. Already large orders have  been received fiom London for this excellent water.  The body of Jos. E. McGibbons, killed  in the Bed Fox slide, was .embalmed  and taken by his brothers to Nevada  City, Cal., where it was interred by the  Clover's hall  was filled to  room  last Thursday evening* when a  concert was g*iven by local talent in aid  of the English  church   building- fund,  it was a worthy cause and the audience  and participants alike entered into it  with a vim  that made the occasion a  most enjoyable one.   Prof. Millward's  orchestra was in attendance, and its  opening- selections were the hits of the  evening*.    Good as  g-enerally  is   this  musical  organization,   it   wis   better  Thursday higiit than on any occasion  when it has played in public, and words  of praise   were  liberally  given   it by  many who are in no sense encomiasts. "  The opening- number was undoubtedly intended as a sort of ministrelsv  prelude to the  performance.   It  was  given by the Doves and Ravens, and  was participated in by Miss Josie Yates,  Spokane,  Miss Skinner, Sandon, Mrs.  Black,   Miss   Purviance,   Miss  Hattie  Yates, Miss Edith  Yates,  and Messrs.  Dumonlin, Gibbs, West, Smithering-ale,  Jorand, W. Thompson and  H.  Knox.  The   choruses   to   the   old   plantation  melodies    and     Mr.    Smithering-ale's  character   sketch   "I'se Gwin Back to  Dixie," were especially well rendered  and very hig-hly appreciated, coining-  like an  oasis   in a desert of local  hits  and misses.  The musical sheet rendition of''Little  Alabama  Coon" wn^   especially good.  Mr. Gibbs made as handsome a' "mainline" ar. you would care to see, under  the circumstances and depressing* condition of the atmosphere.    Mr. Bolander  followed in his g-ood Dutch character  and song*, and Miss  Purviance g-ave as  pleasing-ly as ever that difficult recitation "Van Bibber's Race.-'   Mrs. Small,  of the Toronto Conservatory of Music,  favored the audience with sin excellent  rendition of the   solo,   '-Dream of Paradise," and Mr. Smithering-ale followed  with the   solo,   "On the 'Banks of the  Wabash."   Mr. West told the storv of  "The Mysterious Jocky" in his customary pleasant manner, and the prog-ram  was concluded with a duet   bv   Miss  Brandon aid Mrs. Small.   They were  greatly   appreciated  and   heartily encored.  Ice cream and cake were served during- the evening', and a dance was given  at the conclusion of the evening's performance. Financially and otherwise  the concert was a great success. As  one,of the fond Doves expressed herself  on the prelude, "You know we were  supposed to make all the mistakes we  could, to make it appear real funny."  making gold out of antimony, through  the application of natural principles.  It could be 'manufactured for 50 cents  on the dollar, and there were millions  in the enterprise even if the first cost  was great.  A building    plant   was   erected   in  Chicago at a cost of $20,000, people subscribing   liberally   for   the stock.   The  value of the stock rose from $10 a share  to $85,   and   men   of moderate means  tumbled over themselves in an effort to  get an interest in  the scheme to outwit  Almighty God   and   create gold.    Now  comes the report of the total collapse of  the enterprise.   Brice is prostrate with  grief over his inability to manufacture  gold after the   machinery   is already to  start up, and the machinery is prostrated with debt because Brice is not able to  start up.   The subscribers to the stock  fund are presumably financially   prostrated.   The dream is at an end.  Nature  will   still hold monoply   in   the art of  creating gold, and the festive gold bug  has ceased to worry over a glut in the  market.���Western Mining World.  almost every foot of the work will be  through rock. The distance is 25 miles,  as the road curves with the narrow  valleys to save heavy cuts. As it is, two  small tunnels will be necessary.  For the past three months the cry has  come from Skagway just as regularly as  the steamers arrived from Lynn Canal  that more men were needed. The Railroad Company now has 1,500 men at  work, and says it will give employment  to as many more if it can find them.  m&sm&sm&f&g ass's sesssssss'sss  * 0F GENERAL ORIGIN  LARGE   IKON   SHIPMENTS.  TURNER   IS    DISMISSED.  Lieutenant-Governor   Mclnnes  Taken a  Stand.  Has  The   True    Blue   Group.  Since the Hall Mines of Nelson bonded the True Blue g-old-copper group,  close to Kaslo, on July 11, for 865,000,  that company's men have been steadily  at work developing" and opening up the  property, and with most gratifving- success thus far. Trails were first 'built,  bunkhouses put up and three shifts of  men set to work on the propertv. In  the orig-inal working's it was discovered  that the ledg-e had broken over, so that  it was determined to drive a tunnel 1.00  feet below to crosscut the lead. This  work is now going- on with g-ood success, and in about 100 ifeet they expect  to strike .the. ledg-e proper, giving a  vertical depth of 100 feet.  Duluth, Minn.���Iron ore shipments  from Minnesota have so far been 270,000  tons greater than last year to this date,  and from all the lake region they are  more than a million tons in excess of any  preceding year, to a corresponding time.  There is not the slightest doubt that the  total for the year from Lake Superior  will amount to 15,000,000 tons and this  great increase over all prior years will  result in an increase in the prices of lake  ores another season, if not later this year.  While the prices for which most ores are  selling is better by from 10 to 25 cents  than in 1S97, the Mesabas are bringing  as little and, in many cases, even less  than last year. An additional price for  labor makes the situation almost unbearable for these miners, and they will  make a strong effort to get into the general ore pool, or trust, next season.  Two new mines  began   mining on the  Mesaba this week, the Elba, a Minnesota  Iron Company property,  and Pillsbury,  belonging to the liockfellercombination.  The former is an underground mine, and  of very high grade,  and the latter is being operated by the open pit milling process.   It is stated  that an  average product of 50 tons per day  per  man can be  made at this  latter mine,   which will be  a  record-breaking output for anything  except tlie steam shovel mines.    At the  Pillsbury an area of 250 feet square has  been stripped of earth, and the working  shaft sunk  under the  bottom of the ore  beside the stripping.    From the foot of  this shaft a  drift has been  run   under  the stripping   with   branches  to  below  various portions   of   the   stripped area.  From these drifts raises are driven up to  the   surface,   where   the ore  has been  stripped of earth, and men ai-e stationed  at the top   of the raises.   These   men  loosen the ore   around   the   tops of the  raises and it falls   down   into   the cai-s  stationed at the drifts,  numerous small  craters like those of a volcano, appearing  where the men are at work, until in time  the ore is all cleaned out and the mine  abandoned.    This  is a  new process  for  mining ore and one that gives remarkable results.   It   is destined  to revolutionize mining operation  wherever it is  practicable.    It   is   a   development   of  the  peculiar   conditions   arising on the  Mesaba range.  -, Victoria, B. C, Aug. 8.���Lieutenant-  Governor Mclnnes to-day called upon  the Hon. Robert Beaven to form a new  Provincial government and Mr. Beaven  has undertaken the task. It if? understood that the Lieutenant-Governor acted upon his own responsibility in the  matter. Mr. Beaven has not been a  member of the legislature since 1894,  when he was defeated in Victoria, where  he stood as an independent. Mr. Beaven  was minister of lands and works from  1872 to 1876, finance minister from 1878  to 1882, and premier from 1882 to 1883,  when his ministry resigned.  Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes has intimated in an interview his reasons for  his course of action with respect to the  government.   He says that it appeared  to him that the result of the elections  did not show sufficient confidence on  the   part  of the people to justify the  government in making further expenditures or appointments,  and that on the  14th of July he notified the Premier to  that effect.   The government, however,  kept on its usual.course, so this morning  his honor asked   for  the  resignation of  the ministry.   Since  the opposition did  not appear to be united  on  any leader,  he had sent for Mr. Beaven.    It is understood that Mr. Beaven will ask for,  and be granted an immediate dissolution.  A   despatch   from   Vancouver   says:  Premier Turner has resigned, and Lieutenant-Governor    Mclnnes has    called  upon the Hon. Robert Beaven to form a  ministry.    Great indignation   was   ex-  expressed in Vancouver ou the receipt  of the news,   it   being evidently an attempt on the part of the Turner government   to , keep    the    premiership    for  Victoria.   It is stated  that the leading  opposition   members .were   approached  with   a   view   of   formfng   a    coalition  cabinet, but they declined, announcing  their intention to stand or fall together.  Ten thousand acres of the Manitoba  University land grant will be placed on  the market this year.  A small cyclone rushed through an  orchard in Kingsville, Ont., belonging to  Eli Scratch, one night recently, blowing  down some 800 peach trees.  Miss Margaret Anglin, one of the  talented Canadian actresses, has accepted an engagement as leading lady with  Richard Mansfield for next season.  Alex. McDonald Allan, formerly editor  of the Huron Signal, Goderich, Ont., has  been appointed Fruit Commissioner, for  Canada at the Paris Exposition to be  held in 1900.  Two hundred and twenty more Bar-  nardo boys arrived in Canada this week.  One hundred were left in Toronto and  the remainder went to the PeterbOro  home.  Loid Herschell, who is one of the International Arbitration Commissioners,  arrived at Montreal this week, and had  a conference at the Windsor hotel with  Sir Wilfrid Laurier.  The Spanish Consul at Toronto, Mr.  J. Enoch Thompson, has received word  from the Duk of Almodovardel Rio, that  Her Majesty, the Queen Regent of  Spain, has been pleased to confer upon  him the rank Chevalier of the Royal and  Distinguished Order of Carlos III, for  his valuable , services as her Consul at  Toronto.  Tall   Advertising.  After   Ex-Speaker   Higgins.  CAKD   OF    THANKS.  We wish through the medium of The  Ledge to express our sincere thanks to  the management and employees of the  Native Silver Bell and Rambler mines of  McGuigan, and all parties who gave help  in finding and caring for the body of our  beloved brother, who was killed at the  Red Fox mine on Nov. 13, 1897; and to  the ladies of McGuigan for flowers and  their kind sympathy^  McGibboxs Bros.  Avaunfc,   tlie   Golden   Dream.  The most stupendous effort of modern  times to revive the ancient dream of the  alchemist has gone the way of all the  earth. Brice's Chicago manufactory of  gold has failed. It was, of course, "on  the threshold of success," but it was a  success that did not succeed. A few  months airo it was announced ;that one  side   of   their   father  in   the   Catholic! E. C. Brice   had discovered   the art of I  Victoria, July 30.���James H. Falconer  has broug'ht suit against ex-Speaker  Higg-ins for 85,000 for defamation of  character. The charg-e is based on certain statements alleged to have been  uttered by Mr. Hig'-gins to the effect  that Falconer skipped out with funds  belonging- to a Victoria political association.  LOCOMOTIVES   IN    ALASKA. |  I  The first locomotive  that ever moved)  a wheel in Alaska pulled out from Skag-J  way last Wednesday with a string of flat)  cars.  The moving marked another epoch I  of improvement in  the  great Northern  territory.    For sevei-al miles the pioneer  locomotive   found   rails   stretching  out  before it, and as soon as a bridge is com:  pleted tlie distance  that  can be covered  will be materially increased.  There was no ceremony over theevent.  A few of Skagvvay's business men gathered to see the engine start out, and as  she puffed up the grade on Broadway and  out into the valley there was a rush to  see the novelty, and that was all. Skagway people have not been so long away  from civilization that the workings of a  locomotive excite them. The engine  drew two flat caivs loaded with railroad  iron. In afewdays others will be added  and with their assistance the work of  road building will progress rapidly.  Seven miles of road-bed have been  graded, and over five miles of this track  have been laid. Fifteen hundred men  are working as fast as possible to push  the road along. Winter, with its blizzards, is fast approaching, and then  work will be even more difficult.  The easiest part of the road has now  been graded. From the point to which  the road-bed is .completed to Shallow  Lake, on  the other side of the Summit,  "I was running a paper down in Tennessee, then," prefaced the ex-newspaper  man, whose only work now is to collect  what other people owe him in the way  of rents and interest. "One of the new  fine looking women you find in the  mountains of that region walked into the  office one afternoon and said :  "'Be youins the editor?'  "Upon being informed that I enjoyed  that distinction she looked me over as  though greatly disappointed, and then  told a long story of petty domestic diffi:  culties that had led to the disappearance  of her husband about two weeks before.  Now she wanted to put in a nice advertisement telling that he was forgiven and  that she longed to have him home again.  How much would I charge her ?  " 'Two dollars an inch,' I answered.  "Taking a pencil and sheet of copy  paper she figured laboriously for pretty  nearly an hour. At length she tore the  paper into shreds and was deliberately  walking out of the office, when I asked  her if she thought the charge was too  high.  "' 'I don't reckon I know anything  'bout your business, sub. But 1 never  see that much money, let 'lone handlin'  of it.   Joes wuth it, but I couldn't never  The latest sensation in the Napanee  Bank robbery case is the refusal of Ponton, the ex-teller, to accept bail, although  many friends are ready to give bail to  the amount oj $10,000. Ponton declared  that he would leave the prison only  when he could do so without the shadow  of crime resting upon him. The bank  has secured the services of B. B. Osier,  Q.C., for the preliminary trial.  A collision occurred on Sunday morning, July 24th, between two C. P. R.  passenger trains, about a mile and a half  east if Pembroke, Ont. Providentially,  the road was straight, and the engineers  of both trains had time to reverse their  engines, and apply the air-brakes, before  jumping for their lives. The two engines  and express and baggage cars were telescoped together, but not a passenger car  left the track and no one was seriously  hurt. The damage to ^stock amounts to  some $1,S00.  While hunting for his ball a young  Toronto boy, who was visiting Mr. Walter  Galloway, near Mountain View Hotel,  Hamilton, discovered a number of silver  coins under the floor of a pig-pen. These  coins turned out to be countetfeiv  There were about 40 of them, all silver  of Canadian and United States 50 and 25  cent denominations. Many counterfeit  coins have been passed off on people  during the last year, and the police  think they will now be able to run the  guiltv ones down.  though iuffering awful pain, is a graduate of Trinity College, Toronto, and a  grand-nephew of Dr. Covington of that  city. The Canadian Medical Review  pays a great tribute to Dr. Scott, and  says: "May we not hope he, too, will  receive the greatest earthly reward possible to a British soldier, the Victoria  Cross, which, as it lies upon the breast  of a brave man causes the hearts  of his countrymen to flow with delight  because they can claim him."  Miss May Robertson and her sister  Marian, who had been working at Han-  lan's Point, Toronto, went out in a  canoe one evening this week, and were  upset by the swells from an incoming  steamer. The girls screamed for help,  but for sometime no one attempted to go  near them, although many pleasure  boats were close, at hand. At last a  young actor named Herbert Stewart,  who was a passenger on the steamer  Primrose, seeing that those in the boats  refused to help gallantly jumped in and  swam to 'the rescue. He was just in  time to save Marian as I she was sinking  for the third time. May, however, was  dead. The girls were from Peterborough  and are daughter of Mr. McAllister  Robertson, a carpenter.  ROSSLAND   MIXING   REVIEW.  The commissioner of wrecks, Mr. W.  H. Smith, of Halifax, who was appointed to inquire into the wreck of La  Bourgogne, has his report prepared. It  exonerates the master and crew of the  Cromartyshire from all blame, as they  implicitly obeyed all the international  rules governing steamship travel, ocean  courses, etc. Mr. Smith ascertained  that the ill-fated vessel was 100 miles  out of its course and running through  fog at a high rate of speed. Many dead  bodies have been seen floating about the  wreckage, off Sable Island, and a boat is  being fitted up to go and pick up the  bodies.  From the Miner.  Despite the sudden appointment of a  receiver for the Le Roi, which effectually  shut off shipments from that property,  the total tonnage sent to the smelters  from the mines of the camp during the  week just passed reached the comfortable total of 2,9S1 tons, which, with the  exception of the immense product of last  week (3,050), surpassed any shipment in  the history of the camp. The tonnage  was divided as follows: War Eagle,  1,400; Le Roi, 1,271; Iron Mask, 60;  Centre Star. 200; Giant 35; Sunset No.  2,15.  It has been decided to put. a five or  seven-drill compressor and steam hoist  and pump on the Giant. The management expects to get the plant installed  in the next 60 days. Meantime the development is being pushed night and  day. The shaft on No. 2 ledge is down  35 feet and is all in ore. The high percentage of copper is maintained and the  gold value is slightly increasing. The  tunnel on No. 1 ledge ,is going in about  one foot in 25 hours, and should b�� under the shaft in 60 days or less. The  The shipments .were increased to two  cars this Week, which gave an average of  815 per ton.  On the Evening, owned by Ihe Eureka  Consolidated Company, on which operations have been proceeding steadily for  several days past, the new' shaft is now  down. 25 feet, and it is coming into  some very good oi-e.   The shaft, which  buy him back at them (iggers.  He's six  *oot three in his bare feet, suh, Joe is  At S2 an inch I make it $150. I'll just  have to go out an' git his trail an' foller  hi in.'  "I didn't even smile, gentlemen.  There was something noble in her  resignation. 1 advertised 'Joe,'got other  papers to copy, and we rounded him up.  One morning there was a ten-gallon keg  of moonshine whiskey at my kitchen  door, and I did not" advertise for the  owner."���Cedar Rapids Herald.  A Sharp Answer.���A well-known  Bishop was making his annual round  among the Sunday schools of his diocese  examining the children and encouraging  them.  One Sunday after having spoken on  the lesson, whose subject was Jacob's  Dream, he said, "Now is there any question you would like to ask me?"  For a moment thei-e was silence, then  a small girl on a front bench spoke forth  in a timid voice, "Please, my lord, if the  angels had wings, why would they need  a ladder ?"  This question was so unexpected that  the poor bishop did not know wliat to  reply, and was racking his brains for an  answer, when the eager voice of a farmer's little daughter cried out, "Please,  my lord, I know."  "Why was it, my dear?" asked the relived bishop. ..  "Because they were moulting."  Evan McColl, the veteran Scottish-  Canadian bard, died on July 24th, at his  residence in Toronto. For 62 years lie  had been before the public as an author.  He wrote in English and Gaelic and his  works have always sold well. .Mr. McColl was born in 180S in the village of  Keninore, in Argyllshire, near Inverary,  Lochfyneside, where he early became  known as the "Bard of Lochl'yne." Mis  first volume of poetry was published in  183(5 and attracted the notice of the  Duke of Argyle. Sir Patrick Robertson,  and other prominent men, who procured  for liim a good position in the customs  at Liverpool. Later he came to Canada  for his health and was prevailed upon to  settle here.  John Grimshaw, of Toronto, received  a great surprise one morning this week.  He was carrying a bag of flour across the  tracks at the Union Station and stepped  directly in front of the C. P. R. express  from Buffalo. The engineer and the onlookers were horrified, and two women  fainted. Grimshaw was shot into the  air like a rocket and decending alighted  on the cowcatcher in a very dazed condition. The bag of flour was split in twain  and for some moments it looked as if  snow was falling thick and fast, and  everything was obscured by the fine  flour. Grimshaw was soon all right and  set to work to clear up the flour.  Surgeon-Captain Scott, the brave Canadian, wiio was severely wounded three  times in the chest, ankle and thigh, during a recent action in Sierra Leone, yet  still  went on tending the wounded,  al-  a vertical one, being sunk in the hanging wall, has just tapped the vein, and  thus far the mineral body ha's been exposed for a width of about 18 inches,  although it is uncertain as yet how  wide the ledge wilt prove to be. The  ore is a black quartz, parrying copper in  very considerable proportions, while  there is plenty of fine grained pyrrhotite.  Assays as high as $24have been secured.  On the Virginia two machines are  engaged in drifting from the ore body .  recently found on the 300-foot level south  towards the second ore body which is  120 feet away from the first. The drift  has been run a distance of 30 feet, and a  second machine . was started to drift  along the ledge toward the end lines of  the iron Mask, nearlv 300 feet away.  The ore from the nine-foot paystreak is  being taken out and it is found that it  gives high shipping values. It carries a  great deal of copper. One round of  shots fired yesterday knocked down 40  tons.  The development on the .Monte Christo  continues with a good force, and the  mine is being put in a condition so that  when the spur of the Columbia & Western Railway is completed in October  next, large quantities can be sent to the  smelter. By that time tlie lead stack  at the Trail smelter will be finished and  the ore of the Monte Christo will be paid  a bonus of $4 per ton, because of the excess of iron in it. This, with the present  cost of hauling to the train removed, will  make a difference of $5 per ton in favor  of tlie Monte Christo Company.  Although the Le Roi is in the hands  of a receiver, pending the settlement of  the di.Acuities between the Turner interests and the B.A.C., which owns a  control in the mine, yet the development  of the property is going actively ahead,  with as large a force of men as can be  utilized in exploring the mine. Owing  to the fret that the Le Roi smelter is  outside of the Province, and hence outside of the jurisdiction of the judge who  appointed a receiver for the mine, no  shipments are being made at present,  F. Pyman has again commenced to  do business in New Denver. Bring*  your watches tu him when they are out  of order. Pyman's new building*, Sixth  street.  mmmammmimmim  iamMiummaaitiui.ii THE LEDGE, NE# DKJSVER, B.C., AUGUST 11, 1898.  Fifth Year.  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. TV LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months S . in  Six " 1.25  Twelve  "         2.00  THREE VEAKS   .rr.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS. r  C jrrespondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pajjer if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest.  ! A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  copper, $521,060. These values added to that of silver will give a correct idea of the magnitude of Kootenays lode mines, and give a grand  total of the value of these metals extracted from the ground in ten years  of $15,094,427.  We believe this will compare  favorably with any of the boasted  lode mining countries in the world,  conditions and amount of capital in  vested considered. And yet it is but  the outcroppings when compared with  what will be the output for the next  decade.  LONG   AGO.  THURSDAY,  AUGUST 11.  A    SUKPRISIXG    TfT.UNDKR.  1898.  The British Columbia Review,  published in London, Eng., is a journal that aspires to the dignified position of an authority on B. C. mining  matters. It is usually correct on  matters of any importance, and it is  surprising that it should have made  such a ridiculous blunder as we find  in its editorial notes in the issue of  July 23, when, speaking of the progress of Kootenay, it said:  ���'Neither the decline in silver nor  the discouraging1 conditions exercise  any repressive influence on the output of silver in the Kootenays. What  might have paralysed any other industry seems to stimulate the output  in these regions. From a government document we take these figures,  showing the yearly increase for ten  years:  1893-4     r.7,!"23  1894-5 ���  82,106  1805 0  1-40,812  18M-7  348,904  1887-8    $ 20,425  1888-it        22,995  1889-90       48,930  1890-1       43,985  1891-2        07,405  1892-3        91,050  I once knew all tlie birds that came  And nested in our orchard trees;  For every flower I had a name���  My friends wore woodchueks, toads and bees,  I knew where thrived in yonder glen  What plants would soothe a stonv-bniised toe���  O, I was very learned then,  But that was very long ago.  I knew the s|>ot upon the hill,  Where the checkerberrics could be found ;  I knew the rushes near the mill  Where the pickerel lay  that weighed a pound !  1 knew the wood���the very tree,  Where lived the broaching, saucy crow,  And all the woods mid crows knew me���  But that was very long ago.  And pining for the joys of youth,  I tread the old familiar spot,  Only to learn this solemn truth :  I hii ve forgotten, am forgot.  Yet here's the youngster at my knee  Knows all the things I used to know :  To think 1 once was wise as he���  But that was very long ago.  I know it's folly to complain  Of whatsoe'er the Fates decree,  Yet were not wishes all in. vain,  I'd tell you what my wish would be ;  I'd wish to be a boy again,  Back with the friends I used to know ?  For I was O so happy then���  But that was very long ago.  ���Eugene Field.  THE   AXGLO-AMEKICAN   ALLIANCE.  scandalous thing.' The testimony  given implicated many well known  Londoners, whose names would not be  recognized in America, who have  hitherto been untarnished by suspicion.  "One of the gravest charges was the  story of the dealings with Lloyd's bank,  where was deposited 86,000 shares of  the Singer company. The day Hooley  went bankrupt these shares were transferred. He swore this afternoon that  he never transferred them, and the  certificates used were signed in blank  for another transaction.  "Among* his alleged dealings with the  Earl of Delaware, Mr. Hooley asserted  that the Earl tried to sell hirn an estate  at Hamington, alleging that it contained 4,000 acres. Hooley said: '1 promised to take it, but when 1 sent my agent  to see the property, he found there were  only 1,500 acres. " I had to pay Delaware 1,000 shares of the Trent Cycle  company to get him to let me off the  bargain.'  "When replying to an interrogation,  he denounced the speaker, exclaiming,  'Dean Harrison, Davis and Beal are  three of the greatest blackmailers in  London' He ' was tremendously applauded for this retort." I  THE    GREATEST    MINING  -SHAFT.  ���kk^MBtokJk-Mh  Dan  oetreal  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id.MouNT Ro?al, G.C.M.G-. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager;  i  *��m ���wr-ai ���f-aa-JMr-a -na^ca-ntaa'^yTaa ���'m--{jj*^rr<a*<Bi*'  Total 8940,540  "A total output of $1,000,COO, as  shown above, may be small when  compared with South Africa, but we  would have the public to clearly  recognize that even British'Columbia  must walk ere she can run, and that  Kootenay has progressed in spite of  indifferent development and lack ot  interest in centres where capital is  abundant for industrial expansion.  We repeat that to extract ��1,000,000  worth of silver from the ground in  ten years under primitive conditions  is an achievement proving the vast  wealth of the district."  This   is a  remarkable statement  to come from a  paper usually as reliable as the Review,   and   no time  should be lost in  rectifying  the serious blunder.   The effect of such a  statement cannot be treated lightly.  It cannot be passed off as an error of  ignorance, but rather is one of blind  recklessness in the use of figures that  have no   bearing   whatever ou the  matter discussed.     The figures reproduced by the  Review   have not  the slightest relativeness to the silver  production of the  Kootenays.     They  were taken from a government document showing the increase in revenue  received   by the government   from  Kootenay in die past ten years, and  give no idea of  the metal production  ot the   district;   simply  indicate the  progress made in the development of  the district by showing the increase  in  government  revenue  year  after  year.  We would suggest that a copy of  the report of the Minister of Mines be  mailed annually to the several London mining journals. As a matter of  self-preservation it is necessary.  The report for the year ending 31st  December, 1897, gives the value of  the silver production of Kootenay for  ten vears as follows:  Lady Frances Cook (nee Tennessee  C. Claflin) has a very interesting* letter  in Public Opinion on the Anglo-Ameri-  caan Alliance. Her ladyship draws a  comparison between the Golden Age as  siing by the ancient poets and the present day, and wonders when the prophecy of Isaiah will be fulfilled, and  "they shall beat their swords into  ploughshares and their spears in pruning" hooks: neither shall they learn war  any more." She points to the fact that:  "At the present moment Europe in an  armed camp ready for slaughter. Of  her sixty million men twelve million  are trained soldiers. And the New  World has recently entered on the fatal  career of the old. But a remote and  comparatively insignificant contest is  sufficient to dislocate the delicate social  The newest wonder in American engineering- has just been inaugurated in  Haughton, Mich , viz: The Red Jacket  shaft of the Calumet and Hecla���the  greatest mining shaft of the entire i  world It is 4,f)00 feet deep, and compared with it, the deep silver mines of  the Comstock lode in Nevada, or the  Avonderful mines in Austria, worked for  many centures past, are but shallow  pits." There are six compartments,  says the New York Sun, each equal in  size to an ordinary shaft, four of these  being used for hoisting rock and lowering* timber; one is used for the ladder  ways, and the sixth and last compartment carries the wires and pipes for  telephones, light, power, water and  compressed air. The  workings of shaft are laid out  mathematical accuracy, the undeviat-  ing course of the copper-bearing lode  allowing* work to be planned thousands  of feet ahead of the mineral picks. The  great pumps which free the mines from  water are operated interchangeably In-  compressed air and electricity. The  power drills which eat.the holes for the  dynamite cartridges are run by compressed air alone, and there are more  than 300 of these drills, each doing the  working" both  underground  with  1VKARV    |.'OK    HER.  I'm weary  For my dearie  Prom the niornin' to tin; night;  I'm niissin'  Of her kissin'  An' her footsteps fallin' light���  O, I'm weary  For my dearie.  From the mornin' to the night !  I'm weary  For my dearie  When the lark tlies o'er the loam ;  When the meadow*  Feel the shadows  An' the cows come lowin' home���  O, I'm so weary  For my dearie  An' she's far away from home !  I'm weary  For my dearie  When the hearthstone flickers hright:  When the lily  C, S.  RASHDALL,  .Votary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  Dews fall chilly  the nig  lit  An' the hollows hold tl:  r   O. I'm weary  For my dearie  An- her black eyes beamin' bright!  So weary  For you, deal ie���  An' you're hidden from my sight  An'the blossom  Seeks your bossoin.  An' the snow falls ghastly white,  Where you're sleepin'  An' I'm weeiiin'  From the mornin' to the night!  ���y. y. Stanton.  work of a  dozen  men,  night and day in the Calumet and Hecla  mine.  FRONTIER    CURRENCY.  Men    Haven't   all    the    Privileges.  epoch in   the history   of the Montana  mining   camps,    when   there  was no  sumcitJiii tu uistuucinj tut; uuiiuHit: suciai    " . ,  ,���F���i   ',..,.,.���,.,. ���c ���,,',-   i.i���h  machinery of every civilized State, and | J001^ 01 kwful ����rrent> ��^.f ^ \���*  a dilatory contest carries famine to the   "   "'"     ~ ~~  "  hearths of the poor, thousands of miles  from the conflict. In various countries  in both hemispheres, starving men and  women are rioting* for beard: what  they really want is peace."  Pursuing the subject her ladyship  asks: "Can nothing be done, then, to  make war more difficult ? Is the Golden  Age to be merely a poetic dream, never  to be in any degree realised? We trust  not. For, if we mistake not, the first  faint streak of the bright dawn is breaking".   In both   the   Old  and  the New  1887..  1888..  1889..  1890..  1891..  !��'!"...  17,331  TS.OOO  ���17.873  73,948  4 OO0  i;i;,93.r>  1893     195.000  1894    470^219  1895.....    977.229  1896 B,100.<i8fl  1897 3.27i'.836  Total .��7,302,orj0  Thus it is seen the value of Koote-  nay's silver production was more than  $7,000,000; not $1,000,000, as the  Review attempts to show. And it  should also be taken into considera  tion that the price of silver has fallen  to such a degree that it now requires  almost double the quantity to bring  the price of ten years ago, and that,  while in 1887 17,670 ounces brought  $17,331, in 1897 it required 5,572,971  ounces to yield $3,272,830.  A mild comparison is made by the  Review of the value of Kootenay's  silver production with the gold output of South Africa. Such a comparison is unjust to Kootenay-    Silver  World men of clear heads and generous  hearts are looking- forward to ?i con-  federation of the English-speaking- people. And the slightest consideration of  the matter must convince every unprejudiced mind that the speedy accomplishment of an Anglo-American  Alliance, based upon sound, equitable,  and permanent principles, will lay the  foundation ol a new era, one which,  perchance, may be crowned by universal perennial peace.  "It is always unsafe to prophesy,  nevertheless,we may venture to forecast the probable outcome of an Anglo-  American Alliance,instituted for mutual  defence, and to keep the world's peace.  In the first place, every country whose  intelligence enables it perceive that its  interests also are best promoted by  repressing warfare, will desire to share  in the advantages of such an alliance  France and Germany would bury their  animosities, and compete with each  other, and with ourselves, in friendly rivalries only. Austria, Italy,  and the miner states would follow.  One power alone would have cause to  reg-ard this international policy . with  hatred, since it would arrest her career  of conquest and destroy her hope of  universal domination. Since the days  of Peter the Great she has set example  of those vast armaments which are  ruining* almost all the nations, and  which keep Russia itself in perpetual  poverty."         ROTTEN   TO    THE    CORK.  Sensutioiutl     Exposition     of   Corruption  Among English  Financier*.  She���There is a great deal of unfairness in this world.    Women are barred  out of society for tilings that men may  do with impunity.  j    He���That mav be true,  but, on the  A western paper tells a story of an   other hand  men  Yfiul?nfJj -Sj^hS  11 of society if they did some tilings that  women do withTimpunity every day.  She���I'd like to have you name just  one of them.  He���Well,kissing other peoples wives  and daughters and sweethearts, for instance.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.   INVITED   Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  in the camps, nor any credit to base  a private circulation on, but when  the extremely '' high price of eatables  suggested and at the same time supplied the want of a circulating medium.  One man who continues to live in that  region tells of the time when he  bought a box of matches with a watermelon, and received as change, two  muskmelons. Another paid for a pair  of suspenders in turnips, and got back  a couple carrots with his purchase.  At one time the first man accepted  an invitation to visit a friend and go  to a party with him. After seeing Iiis  friend go" through the unusual preparation of'blacking"'his boots and putting  on a collar���for it was to lie a very  ������hia-h-toned" affair���he was surprised  to see him go to the potato bin and  carefully select a dozen nice potatoes  and put them into his pocket.  No sooner had the two men arrived  at the hall where the party was to take  place than his host handed over his  potatoes for au entrance ticket; and  what was still more surprising, the  door keeper, after the close of the party,  gave him two onions as "change" to  "take home!���Ex.  Want   Dividend    Properl ics.  WANTKO.  Wanted to purchase���Right to manufacture first-class proprietary medicine.  Must have merit.  S. M. L., Box 411, Petrolea, Ont  We do what we advertise to do.  H. T... BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  n my line.  OTEL SANDON,  ^J\    7r\    ^    ^TV    *tA    -Tft  Sandon, B.C.  A recent despatch from London says:  '���Ernest Hoolep's revelations of the rottenness of London's financiering has  thrown into a panic millions of Englishmen, who have invested their saving's  in the stocks of companies. It was a  matter of common notoriety that the  journalists fattened on company operation, but the gigantic fabric of bribery  and blackmailing by which boards of  directors are organized of purchased  names and backed by a subsidized  press, some lords even .being paid to  quit the companies wlien no longer  needed, was suspected.  "The only question asked is, Who  will be the next? and the chorus of the  denials, some merely technical, is received   with  cynical skepticism.     An  is not the only value found in the ores  of Kootenav.    It is always found with j exodus of aristocrats on foreign tours is  gold,   copper  or   lead,   and   il   the  expected, and a crop of investigations is  .        , ,,      , ���    , .'       ,      sure to result.   The proposals for legis-  mineral wealth of Kootenay  is to be  lation to regulate and purify companies  compared with that of South Africa,   are  already   broached.    In the mean  the value, of the gold, copper and  lead taken from the lode mines must  be added to that of silver. In the  past ten years 89,166,942 pounds of  lead were extracted from the galena  ores, valued at $2,971,618. Not until  1893-4 were gold and copper taken  from our lode mines in paying quantities. Since then the value of these  metals has been:   Gold,  $4,30C,689;  G. A. Stimpson, a Toronto mining  operator, who put the War Eagle deal  through for the Gooderhain-Blackstock  syndicate, and who was in England last  summer, says the great demand there  among* investors is for dividend-paying  properties, and he is satisfied that with  the advent of a few more dividend-paying* properties among the companies  now handled in the old country, there  would be a tremendous rush of capital  for investment in these fields. Mr.  Stimpson, avIio besides being a heavy  shareholder in the War Eagle company,  also is interested in the Crow's Nest  Pass coalfields, and he says that with  the coining cheap coke to. the smelters,  the freight and treatment rate for this  district will be reduced to some of the  mines at least to the extent of $1.50 per  ton. Thus a mine that is now getting  a rate of 87.50 per ton. will get "a rate  of So.  ~  ~ i  Some    Mor��    Prophesying. !  Six months ago the Rossland Miner j  prophesied that there would be a gen-1  era! prosperity and that business would j  be rushing in Rossland this autumn. It j  is now only midsummer and the condi-1  tion referred to is already upon us. Of j  late there has been a marked increase j  in the volume of business of all kinds, j  Everyone is making money. There;  are more opportunities for employment j  than there are men to fill the posi- i  tions. From now on the camp is certain j  to go ahead by leaps and bounds. We I  venture another prophecy and that is I  that within the next twelve months the I  present population of Rossland will be ;  increased hy "i0 per cent.  you  | want anything  j And want it done  well,   you see a  ! specialist  in that  particular line of  j work.      You   consult    an   architect  about the  plans of a   building;    in  J matters of law, you talk  it oyer with  j your attorney:    you   go   straight to  i your physician when   it  comes to a  j question of heaith.     Each   one   is a  ! specialist in   his own  line.    Just so,  | That's where  we   stand.      We are  specialists   in    handling    first-class  furniture;  specialists as upholsterers,  and in undertaking and embalming.  We know, therefore, that we can give  you the best service and are determined to convince you of this fact.  This we can do if you will let us sell  you something. Just received: A  handsome lot ot picture framing.  Bring in your pictures, large or small  HTHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  The Clifton House,  WALKER & BAKER,  New    Furniture Dealers and-Repairers  Denver's     Undertakers and Embaliuers,  X. B.���We have the only practical Undertaker  and Enihalmer doing business in the Slocan.  Sandon,  Mas ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms arc large  and airy, and  the Dining- Room is provided  with everything;  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  Tn    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  Choice Groceries & Provisions  HAM & CRAWFORD,  SIXTH STREET,        -       -        -        -       -       -       NEW DENVER.  ^��-Prices are right and Goods Always Fresb.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  ASSAYERS OF B. G.  J1J0WARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  .MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and    reported  on   f^.    in  tending- purchasers.  Assay ollice and Chemical  Laboratory. Belle-  vueave. New Denver. BC.  Travelers  Will tind the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Sloean City.  GETHIXG & HEX PERSON, Proprietors.  C.O.Di  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  time the promoting- Napoleon, turned  informer,   mounts   the  pedestal   as   a  Eopular hero. People are forgetting-  is share of the responsibility for the  system he exposes, the crowd in court  applauding every time he scores a  nobleman.  "To-day's proceeding- were filled with  dramatic episodes, especially the revelations of attempts to bribe Mr. Hooley  to prejudice himself by withdrawing*  the statements he made* at the last examinations. The efforts drew from the  registrar   the remark.    'It   is a most  Is it true that Big-ley has met with  business reverses?  Couldn't say, but his wife is riding" a  last vear's wheel."  ; Silverton.  ' w.  . D RE WHY  Kaslo, B.C.  H.T.TwiGO  Xew Denver. B.C.  Parke���! haven't been home since  yesterday morning, and I am afraid my  wife is beginning to worry about me.  Lane���I  should   think    you  begin to worrv about vourself.  would  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor?  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  ^Rashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  W.F Jeetzel & Co,  Goods called  for & Delivered  DRUGGISTS. Nelson. B.C.  D  R. A. S. MARS  .L.  Mr. Kidder���Johnny, the angels  brought vou a baby brother last night.  Little Johnny (whose nose is out of  joint)���Huh! Wish I'd been awake.  I'd have pounded the stuffiir out of  them angels.  WANT    D  Bright men and women, who are not too proud  to work, and would like to make, some money  durins the next three months in telling the wonderful story of the life of Mr. Gladstone to their  neighhors. $3.00 a day easily made, some make  three times that sum. Xo risk, no experience, no  capital necessary. Write quicklv for particulars.  BRADLEY-G \RRICTSON COMPANY,Limited  Toronto.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago    G  WILLIM & JOHXSOX.  (McGill*  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,    AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. " We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work bone on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  ^S'-Rates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  B c  )j[t L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C. Fifth Year.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AI7GU.ST 11. 1898.  THE   POINT   OF    VIEW.  SHE.  (Mary Downing in Minneapolis Journal J  W'ere I but his own wife,  to guard and to guide  him,  'Tis little of sorrow should fall on my dear.  I'd chant him my low love verses, stealing he-  side him.  So faint and so tender his  heart would but  hear,  I'd pull the wild blossoms from valley and highland,  And there at his feet would I lay them all  down.  I'd sing him the song of our poor stricken island  Till his heart was en fire with love like my own.  There's a rose by his dwelling; I'd tend the lone  treasure.  That he might have flowers when the summer  would come.  There's a harp ir his  hall; I   would  wake its  sweet measure,  For   he must   have   music to   brighten   his  home.  Were I but his own wife, to guide and to guard  'Tis little of sorrow should fall on my dear;  For every   kind  glance  my whole life would  award him,  In sickness I'd soothe and in sadness I'd cheer.  My heart is a fount welling upward forever.  When I think of my true love by  night or by  day,  That  heart keeps its faith  like a fast flowing  river . .-  Which gushes forever and sings on its way.  I have thoughts full of peace for his soul to repose in,  Were I but his own wife to win and to woo ;  Oh, sweet, if the night of misfortune were closing,  To rise like the morning star, darling, for you,  (By  HE.  au'Unknown Poel.j  It is us she wished ; I have married the maiden,  Who wrote the above, in such delicate rhyme.  She comes to me now with   her heart deeply  laden  With the love that she says  will exist for all  time.  The glow of the honeymoon slow has departed ;  The problems of life now themselves do assert.  And one question   that- for  me  can   never  be  thwarted,  Is, "Where is the button that  was once on my  shirl?"  Alas ! in the rudimentary knowledge of cooking,  Of mending and darning, she never was taught.  But to gossip, gowns, gadding and gush she is  looking  As her contribution to our common support.  The "harp in the hall" and  "the rose bv our  dwelling"  And "love verses chanted" are all well in their  way ;  But the girl who's a housekeeper, mind what I'm  telling,  Is what young men are seeking to-day.  ("Brother Odell."j  WKLI.   SHOOTER'S    BRAVE    ACT.  stern resolve to stand at his post and do  all that  heroic  manhood could do to  avert the impending-doom.    Men think  quickly   at    such   times.    Singleton's  mind acted with the celerity  of lightning-.   His muscles obeyed the mandate  of the will   with   electric promptitude.  He made his title clear to heroism on  that eventful day.   He braced himself,  and as the shell shot from the hole, he  threw his arms around it, not knowing*  but the sadden arrest of motion would  explode the charge," and not knowing-  that he   could   hold  the   shell   at all'.  Desperation gave him strength.  There  he stood, victor over death, surprised to  find himself alive, and smothered in the  thick, greasy fluid which flowed from  the well, and fell in torrents about him.  But he held fast to the prize, which his  alert  mind,   quick   eye    and   prompt  action  had won   in the   hand-to-hand  g'rapple with the forces of destruction.  Singleton is still living- somewhere in  the lower oil contry, and  he occasionally tries   hand   at  a  shot, but if he  should live until the final day of judgment he could   never  forg'et   the   day  when he played backstop in the game  between life and death, with nature in  the box, and twenty quarts of nitroglycerine doing- service as a ball.  COKBAX    WOMEN.  Custom Compel* Tlioin   to   Make FreakK  of  Themselves.  One of the most thrilling- experiences  recorded in the annals of shooters  careers, says the Philadelphia Press,  was that in which Dick Singleton, an  old-time Bradford shooter, played the  role of hero. He played it well, too.  That the sensational drama did not  turn out to be a tragedy, in which six  ��� lives were taken in the last act, is due  to the hero's cool head, quick decision  and superb nerve in the face of almost  certain death.  Singleton was one of the best-known  shooters in the Bradford held.   He had  all  the qualities which enter into the  make-up of a  successful juggler  witli  death's agencies.    He   had   shot   hundreds of wells and transported glycerine  all   over   the   cow-try   in alf kinds of  weather, and over  roiuls which, at certain  seasons,  had  no counterpart  for  all-round   villains*  anywhere;  but  his  reckless caution had always averted a  catastrophe up to the time of which we  write.    One day he started out to shoot  a well located near Bradford.   The well  had been ''drilled" in two or three days  before, but  the  shooter  had  been  too  busy to put in a shot     Arrived  at  the  well,   Singleton   proceeded   to  fill   the  shells  with  glycerine   from   his  cans.  This is a proceeding  of  some delicacy,  us glycerine   allows   no  liberties to be  taken with it.    Care must  be exercised  in pouring the  stuff  from the cans into  the  shells.    However,   all   went well,  and Singleton began to lower a cylinder  into the"lmle.    Several persons stood in  the  derrick  watching operations with  tlie curious interest  which custom may  abate,   but   cannot   kill  utterly.    The  well was I,SOU   feet   deep,  and'during  the interval since drilling dad stopped, j  about L.OOO feet of fluid had accumulat- '  ed   in   the   hole.    There  was  nothing  unusual about that; but something unusual did   happen   speedily   and  most  inopportunely; something calculated to  turn one's hair grey, and make such an  impression oil the memories of the men  present as time could  not efl'hce.    The  glycerine shell had  been lowered some  several   hundred feet,   and  Singleton  was slowly paying out the cord,   when  he felt the line slacken.   Immediately  he heard   an oinnious roar.    It was a  -sound to appal the stoutest heart.   The  well  had' sia?te'.'   to   flow!   Singleton  knew the meaning of that sound.    He  knew that a   column   of oil  1,000 feet  high,   obeying"    the   impetus  of    the  mighty  forces of  nature, then in convulsion 2,000 feet   under   the ground,  was forcing   to the  surface,  with the  velocity of a  cannon ball, a shell containing*   20   quarts   of glycerine.     He  realized that the propulsive energy of  that column   of oil  would  project   the  shell against the timbers of the derrick  with   tremendous   force.    Xo   need to  speculate on what would follow the impact.    All this was flashed upon Singleton's consciousness as he stood leaning  ove.--the hole.    The though!-flash  and  th-e signal of peril  were coincident in  point of time.    It was an awful moment  ���such a moment as no  man   had ever  experienced   and    lived    to   describe.  Singleton's companions understood the  import of that terrifying sound.  Acting  upon a natural impulse, they turned to  flee, seeking in flight the safety which  they   knew "it   was   futile   to hope for.  Almost before terror could  impart motion   to   their   limbs    the   catastrophe  would befall.   If Singleton   had lost his  head or hesitated   for only a fractional  part of a second,  six  men would have  been blown  into eternity, and another  horror would  have been added to the  long list charged to the account of nitroglycerine.   But he did   not  lose head.  He knew that flight was useless.    No  time for that.    Whether  he should run  or stay death seemed inevitable.   If he  should stay there was one chance���one  onlv.    It came to Singleton like an inspiration.     The   one "chance   decided  him.    Desperate as it was���a million to  one it would fail���he resolved to take it  Who can say what passed through  the  man's mind during the inappreciable  fraction of time that he waited to put  his    plan    into    execution.     Perhaps  Singleton   himself could   not describe  what his mental  vision  beheld in that  brief interval between the warning and  the  appearance  of the messenger  of  eternity.    He was conscious of nothing  but the peril  which  was rushing upon  him   and   his  companions, and of the  n an illustrated interview which  appears in the Young Woman for August, Mrs. Bishop tells us that ���Tn  Corea you never see girls out of doors  in the daytime, except some of the  lower classes going- to the wells, and  they are tied up so that no one can see  them. Women only go out iu the  Capital of Corea when a great bell  sounds in the evening. When this is  heard, all men, must retire to their  houses. The only men who may go  out are those who"are blind, and those  A    SERMON   IN   RHYME.  If you have a friend worth loving,  Love him.   Yes, and let him know  That you love him ere life's evening  Tinge bis brow and sunset glow.  Why should good words ne'er be said  Of friend till he is dead ?  If you hear a song that thrills you,  Sung by any child of song.  Praise it.   Do not let the singer  Wait deserved praises long,  Why should one who thrills your heart  Lack the joy you may impart ?  If you hear a prayer that moves you  By its humble, pleading tone.  Join it.   Do not let the seeker  Bow before his God alone.  Why should not your brothers share  The strength of '"two or three" in prayer ?  If-you see the hot tears falling  From a brother's weeping e. es,  Share them, and by kindly sharing  Own your kinship with the skies.  Why should any one be glad  When a brother's heart is sad ?  If a silvery laugh goes rippling  Through the sunshine on his face,  Share it.   'Tis the wise man's saying���  For both grief and jov a place.  There's health and goodness in the mirth  In which an honest laugh and birth.  If your work is made more easy  By a friendly, helping hand.  Say so.   Speak out bravely and truly  Ere the darkness veil the land.  Should a brother workman dear  Falter for a word of cheer y  Scatter thus your seeds of kindnes��,  All enriching as you go.  Leave them.   Trust the Harvest Giver.  He will make each seed to gi-jw,  So until the happy end  Vour life shall never lack a friend.  ���Exchange.  ture of the body or extremities is lowered or a sudden chill or quick change  from warm to coid atmosphere is endured, to inhale three or four deep breaths,  expand the lungs to their fullest extent,  holding every time the inhaled air as  long as possible, and then slowly letting it forth through the nostrils. *  In doing this the inflation of the lungs  sets the heart into such quick motion  that the blood is driven with unusual  force along- its channels and so runs out  into the tiniest veins. This radiates a  glow down to the toes and finger tips  and sets up a quick reaction against  the chill. The whole effect is to stir  the blood and set its motion as from  rapid exercise.  Let any woman who goes to a dinner  or ball in a low-necked gown,where the  rooms are chilly and her wraps not  accessible, try this little cure,.; and  enjoy its merits. Let her try it when  taking a cold drive or when* condemned, by accident, to sit in wet garments.  Let the maxim of a victim to colds be  always: Keep the blood in rapid action,  use the deep-held breaths where a first  chill is felt.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  L. -.'817 G. 1.  Constant Mineral Claim.  AC1FIC  P  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Cody  Creek and adjoining the Bolander mineral  claim, L. 2143 G. 1.  TAKE NOTICE that I, A. S. Farwell. as agent  for A. XV. McUine, F. M. C. 01727. W. L.  Hoge, F. M. C. 83080, E. V. McCune, F. M. C.  853*", intend, sixty davs from the date  hereof, to apply to " the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such cert hi cate of improvements.  Dated this lKth day of Julv. lSfts.  '.A. S. FARWELL.  R  AILWAY  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE.  Altm-iis, Alps ai  |<I Alps Fraction Mineral  Claims.  TO ALL   KASTEKX   AND  EUHOl'EAN I'OINTS.  'ro I'ACIFIC COAST,  JAPAN,   CHINA   AND  AUSTRALIA.  TO THE HIGH and ACTIVK  .MINING DISTRICTS OF  When you get off at  LONG   '.BREATHS.  who are going to a  prescription.     And  druggist's  with a  as  'men   are   de-  over,  it is  the world  that a great   many   men  and that many  have  not sur-  are  to  to go  ceivers  prising  'blind,'  the 'druggist's' when evening comes.  Indeed, the number of hypocrites who  go about tapping with a s'tiek is rather  ludicrous. On these evening journeys  the Corean women generally visit  their friends. But a wife must not go  out of the house without her husband's  permission. He requires, or may require, proof that a visit has actually  been paid.  "When a Corean women is married,"  says Mrs. Bishop, "she is allotted a  room or rooms in the seclusion of the  women's apartments. The name bestowed upon her by her parents soon  after her birth is dropped, and she is  known thereafter only as 'the wife of  so-and-so,' or 'the mother of so-and-so.'  Her husband addresses her by the  words 'ya bu,: signifying 'look here,'  which is significant of her relations  to him. Silence is regarded as a wife's  first duty. During the whole of the  marriage day the bride must be as  mute as a statute; if she says a word,  or even makes a sign, she becomes  an object of ridicule, and her silence  must remain unbroken even in her  own room, though her husband may  attempt to break it by taunts, jeers,  or coaxing, for the female servants are  all on the qui vive for such a breach i  of etiquette as speech, hanging about  the door and chinks to catch up and  gossip over a single utterance which  would cause her to lose caste for ever in  her circle.  ���'The wife has recognized duties to  her husband, but lie has few, if any,  to her. It is correct for a man to treat  his wife with external marks of respect,  but he would be an object of scorn and  ridicule if he showed her affection or  treated her as a companion. Among  the upper classes a bridegroom, after  passing three or four days with his wife-  leaves her for a considerable time to  show his indifference. To act otherwise  would be 'bad form.'''  Homespun    'Philosophy.  Being good at figures never made a  man rich.  The devil is a good deal more watchful at a picnic than the chaperon.  A homely man becomes good-looking  after you have become accustomed to  him, but a homely  women  never does.  When agirl does considerable talking  about the"probability of being an old  maid, she is between a proposal and  the announcement of her engagement.  We have noticed that if the croquet  �� round is hidden behind thick shrub-  ery in the back yard the parents are  not"so inclined to' think that playing*  the game on Sunday adds to hell's  population.  It is unfortunately true that- a girl  will look bored when her father takes  her to a dollar show, and laugh everv  minute when a young thing in high  collar and pants takes tier to a ten-cent  entertainment.  A cold, as nearly every intelligent person knows, is the result of a stoppage  somewhere of free circulation of the  blood, to which one is first sensitive  through a feeling of chill.  So slight is the chill oftentimes that  not until the preliminary sneeze comes  is the victim aware he or she has been  in the track of a draught, or that the  temperature has changed.  The usual notion is going indoors, by  changing- to heavier clpthi.ne*. or retreating from the moist atmospKere, the  danger is averted. These precautions  are all well enough, but the first or  most efficacious measure should be to  restore the quick flow of warm blood  through every vein, and so by heat instantly counteract the little chill.  One", and perhaps the simplest, method  of doing this has been learned by men  who stand on sentinel duty, who are  obliged to suffer more or less exposure  in winter, or who scorn the comforts in  cold weather of overshoes, overcoat and  umbrella  Their method is, when the tempera-  Take a straight  course to the  Situated in tiie Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On divide between Wilson Creek and north  fork Carpenter Creek.  ���"PAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg.  1 u'reiit for the Golden Canyon Gold and Silver  Mining Company, Free Miner's Certificate No.  32<;52a, intend, 00 days from date hereof, toapply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claims.  And,    further   take    notice,   that   action  under    .section    37.   must    be     commenced  before the issuance of .such certificate of Im  provements.  Dated this 18th day of August. 18!i8.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  ��� ������  and get something to eat.  The door is always open  as the key has been lost  in the excitement. ...  .. . Everything in the  market can be located in  this Cate   McDonald & Millard.  Apis Mineral  Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where ioeated: About  three-quarters of a mile from Sandon and  adjoining the Slocan Belle mineral claim.  TAKE NOTICE that we, E. M. Sandilands.  free miner's certificate.No. 11132a, June 1st,  18i��8, Sandon; and J. H. Gray, freo miner'scer-'  tificate No. -1527A, August 22d, 1807, Kaslo, intend  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  _ And further take notice, that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certiiicate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of August, 1898.  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Klondike  and the Yukon,  Close connections and no trouble.  Through tickets issued and Baggage checked  to destination.  TO I IRIQT"      ''ASS  REVELSTOKE  1  SV"��\Ui?  '        DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  CARS      DAILY (except Wednesday!  VnllvJ        10 EASTERN CANADIAN  And U.S. POINTS.  Daily train leaves New Denver Canyon Siding  8:45 a. tn. Arrives New Denver Cauvon Siding  3:50 p m.  Boat connection daily .'except Sunday) via  Rosebery: Leaves New Denver 8..<���,���> a. m;  in-rives New Denver 4 p. in.  Ascertain present REDUCED RATES  and full information by addressing- nearest  local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. y. Anderson, Trav.  Pass. Agt... Nelson..  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  XSriVII sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  k  Conductor Mineral Claim.  W. PARKER  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Twin  Lakes Basin.  1'AKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg,  1 agent for William H. Elson, Free Miner's certificate No. (1S50A, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate oi improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must he commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 28th day of July. 1898.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Mollie Hughes,  Ileal Idea No. 2, Pinto,  Tryon, and Kinkora Mineral Claims.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  f cars between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to the   Mineral District of the Col-  villo Reservation,   Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan.  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  BROOKLYN, B, C.  Deals in Groceries, Provisions, Notions and  He also carries a line of  azers  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile north of New Denver, on the shore  of Slocan Lake.  qiAKE NOTICE that I, W. S.  Drewry, of the  I    town of Kaslo,  acting  as  agent for M. E.  Bragdon. Free Miner's Certificate No. 85027; H.  Clever, Free Miner's Certificate No. 10979A; Harry  Sheran, Free Miner's Certificate No. 12001A; and  Thos. Avison. Free Miner's Certificate No. io:m A,  intend sixty davs from the date hereof to annly  to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate or improvements for the puriwse of obtaining a Crown  grant 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 1-lth dav of Julv, 1898  ' XV. S. DREWRY  Leave.  6:20 a.m.  12:05 "  8:30 a. ra.  Arrive:..  5:35 p.nr  11:20a. nv  3:10 p. m  make closer  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Train leaving Nelson at 8:30 a.m  connections at. Spokane with trains for all  Pacific Coast Points.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundarv  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  KASLO&SLOGAN RY  TIME CARD  Cinderella,  Med ford  Mineral  and Key  Claims.  air Fi-artiou  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Situate in the Slocan .Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  tlie South Fork of Carpenter Creek about one'  mile and :i half east ol Three Forks.  '|1A KE NOTICE that 1. George. B. Dean, acting  J as ag nt for Leonard B. Ke.yser,free miners'  certificate No. (JfJlOA, intend sixty days from the  dale hereof to apnly to tlie Mining .Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claims.  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must be  commenced  before the issuance i  of such certificate of improvements. '  Dated this nth dav of .June, 18i)8 j  GEORGE B. DEAN,     j  ' * t  Apex    Mineral    Claim. j  Leave 8 0o A.M.   Kaslo  "   8 30 '��� South Fork  "   n 30 " Sproule's  "   ft 51 " Whitewater      "  ������ 10 03 - Bear Lake         "  " 10 18 ���' McGuigan  ���' lo 38 '��� Cody J miction   *'  An-. 10 no '��� Sandon            Leave  CODY    LINE.  ���Sandon ���  Arrive  Leave  11.00 a.m  , 11.20   "  Leav  Arrive, 11.20   "     ���   Coclv  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO.   F.  Arrive, 3 oil P.M  3-15 "  2  15 "  "        2 CO "  "       1 48 "  1 33 "  1 12 "  1 00 "  11.45 a.m  11.2S a.m  which he sells to the trade. Owing to the war in Cuba this  Cigar will soon be off the market, and hotel men should govern  themselves accordingly.  -rrr  F. A, Pollock,  BROOKLYN, B. C.  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE fc ALISON,       -       -       -       - ' ��� '.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: North  ol" the .Mountain Chief.  ���"PAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T Twigg. agent  1 lor Ocorgn W. Hughes, free miner's certificate No. i'.J.'.it."). intend, sixty days from tlie date  hereof to apply to rhe Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining* a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And flirt her take notice that action under section 37 must hit commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2ml day of June. LSflS.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  For cheap  and from all  IS.  railroad and  points, applv  CAMPBELL,  COPELAND,  Superintendent.'  steamship tickets tc  to  Agent, Sandon.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADINGCO.,  LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20, 180S.  Subject to change without notice.  Convention    Fractional   Mineral    Claim.  T  Lot 2288.  Situate in tin* Slocan Mining Division of Wesf  Kootenay District. When! located: About  U miles east of New Denver, and adjoining  tlie Marion and Clipper mineral claims.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Robt. E. Palmer, as  ag-eni for Albert Bebne, of New Denver, B.  C. free miner's certiiicate No. 81910, intend,  sixty days from Ihe date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certiiicate of improvements for ihe 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 loth day of Mav; lSfJS.  R. E'. PALMER, P.L.S.  SS.   INTERNATIONAL.  South Bound North Bound  Read down. Read up.  SANDON  Train lvs Dally, 1.00 pm    Train ar daily 10.SO am;  KASM)  "   ar      **       3.45 pm   Train lv  OBoatlv 3.30 am    ���Kaslo���    Boat  c.      *'     1.30 am    Ainsworth  C      *'     5.00 am    Pilot Bay *'     G.-15pm =  a       "     5.30 am      Balfour "      (i.10 pm*  jrJBoiit aru.to am. Five Mile Pt       "     5.23 pm*  '       "     7.1oam       Nelson " lv l.-ln pm ^  a Train ar 10.05 am Northport Train lvl.55pmj>->  =       "      1120 am   Rossland "    12.05 pm-s  ���*"*������      **       .'Jioimi    Spokane "      8.30 aniQ  S.00 am  ar 8.30 pm >��  7.30 pml2  Proprietors.  NOTICE.  ��/%&^^%AbW&%^^/��i^^^&<��'��'&��s% jk  The  Dealer in  VTOTICK is hereby given thai :io days after date  i\ I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and works for a special license to eul  and carry away timber from tbe following de-  eribed lands: 'Commencim? at n post, marked  Frank Hill, southeast corner, on the west side of  Sloean Lake about five miles from the north end,  thence witt ei.irhty chains, thence north 12o  chains, thence east, eiirhty chiiiiis. thence 120  chains'south !������ startim." point, containing Win '  acres. PRANK  HILL      i  New Deliver. It. ('., Julv 3d, l.H'tS. !  . SS. ALBERTA.  Read down. Read up.  Sandon  Daily train lv l.oo pm        Daily train ar 10.50 am  Kaslo  " ar 3.15 pm " lv   8.00 am  ^   Boat lv 5.00 inn Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  k^       '"   ii.20pm Ainsworth Boat ar 11.40 pin..  Si,2      ���'   7.00pm   Pilot Bay        -     1100 pm��  C - lo.oo pm Kuskonook      **       k.oo pm*S  ** I2.oopm Goat River      "        'i.oo pm^  =���*��� **    1.00 am   Boundary        '*        5.<X) pm>,  V. S    '* ar 8.00 am Bonner's F'ry ���    lv  2.00 pm*o  >-7fTrain lv 11.10 am       "       Train ar  "*       "     ar 2.15 pm Spoka      lv  1.15 pm:-*  7.50 11I1V73  NOTICE,  ; in me  ���ra!   Act. and   iu  11... deceased intestate  Antonio  Rollo, hue  t)i<  Cigars,  Tobaccoes,  and Stationery.  ^-Mail  attention.  orders   receive   prompt  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under new management. The Dining Room will  always be up to the market, while  the bar will contain liquors and  cigars that cannot be surpassed for  quality and flavor in the Slocan.  Old and new patrons will find this  hotel just like home.  JACOBSON & CO.  Mailer of the*  Mill  Matter of Antonio Hi  'PAKE NOTICE, thai   Ani o  Kollo, tale r-'rei  I .Miner of New Denver. B. C.. ha vimr died intestate, and the personal estate left by him being  of the value of less than three hundred dollars. I  have unde.fialieii lo administer the same.  And take notice. Iliat all claims against ihe  estate oi Ihe said Antonio R.,'!o must be filed  with mc on or before the Oth dav of September.  lSfiS  And further take notice, l hat on the loth day  of September, lsos alio o'clock iu the forenoon.  I will cause all the risrlit. title and interest of the  said deceased Anlouio Rollo in the following  Mineral Claims, to be sold bv auction in front of  the Record Ofliee at New Denver. B. C viz--  All hi* riulit. title and interest in and to each  of tin* mineral claims. Champion. Butterfly, and  International, all situated on Wilson Creek.' in the  Sloean Minim-* Division of west   Kootenav. B. ('.  Dated at New Denver. B. ('.. this 27th" dav of  ���Julv. A. D. l-sos.  ALEX SPROAT.  Gold Commissioner.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  point  SPECIAL KOOTENAV  LAKE SERVICE.  Commencing June 20, IK!**.  On Monday. Thursday and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m. for Ainswortn, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Ix^ving Nelson tit 8 a. m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth'and Kaslo. and all way points.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  P.O. Box 122. Kaslo. B.C.  Brandon, B. C,  To and from European  and American lines,  rates, tickdsand   fu  Rv aKCiit.or���  via Canadian  Apply for sailing dates,  information   lo anv ('. P.  I     WM. ST ITT  G. B. GARRETT,  C. P. K. Agent, New Denver.  Gen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, eaeli  -?1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 oo  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead  2 oo  Copiier (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  I 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50-  Gold, Silver and Copper  3 00  Platinum  5 00*  Mercury  2 00  Iron or Manganese  2 00-  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each  2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  i oo  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and iierceiitage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms: '.Cash With Sample.  J une 20th. 1HH5.  FRANK DICK,  AsKR.yer and Analint  zm$zm?mmmi?$^mi  HBSESmHSBf-SQfflSS THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 11, 1898.  Fifth Year  MINING   RB0ORDS.  The following is a. complete list of the  ���coining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Auc: 2���Alps Fractional, north fork Carjienter,  The Gold Canyon Gold & Silver Co.  Aug 3���Brooklyn. Glacier creek, S N Long.  Boulder, san e, Martin Murchison.  Aiina and Stockholm, Seaton creek, Arthur  Mullen. '  Foxdall, Four Mile, Bardo Anderson and Dol-  phis Mero.  Aug 4���Home-joy, Mowich slide, F Pyman.  Brow Fractional,  Cody   townsite,   Wm  Cal-  Keivin, relocation of Abbotsford. Jas Campbell.  Delorame Fraction, Cody creek. P Burns.  Silver Tip Fraction, same, W G Clark.  Aug 5���Admiral, south fork Carpenter, M Mc-  Andrews.  Aug G���Maple Leaf, Wilson creek, W D  Mitchell. .  Margaret Fractional and Gibbons Fractional.  Cody creek, A B Doeksteader.  Furlonge Fractional, north fork Carpenter, Pat  Mooney.  Marie, same. J S Furlonge.  Jumbo, Twin Lake creek, J R Cameron.  Daybreak, Four Mile, Ellen M McDougald.  Auo 8���Stanley No 2, Silver mountain, Norman McMillan.  L H C, Fennel creek, L H Chism.  Maine, adj White Moose, Thos Gordon.  Blood, Summit lake, Jas Bellan.  White Moose, same. A C Mesker.  Gladstone, Cuban Star, Cuban Star Fraction,  west fork Carpenter, Chas French.  Aug 9���Silver Summit, third east fork Wilson,  J G Irving.  Jenuey Mav. Wilson, J D Ewell.  Red Jacket, same, Arthur Peel.  ASSESSMENTS.  Aug 2���Snow-flake, Simulator, Old Tom Moore,  August Flower, Avondale, Peoria,  Aug 3���Reuben, Ruby, Algoma, Potter and  McMillan Fraction, Delta Fraction, Le Mont,  Mountaineer.  Aug 5���Minnie, Little Estella Fraction, Saddie.  GUGG���GOP, Grace, Fulton, Ontario, Alps,  '.Alturas.  Aug.8���Ethel Fraction, Crossfell, Rawdon.  ���Corning, Silver Joe, Silver Creek,Current, Tramway Cedar, Solo. Central.  Aug 9���Camp Lodge, Eastern. Township, Tre-  mont, Osborne, Nicola, Silvertonian, Humming  Bird.  TRANSFERS.  Aug 1���Amazon J, EJ Tracy to P Leo Peel,  June 15, S100  Farington, L F Hedges to Band Mining Company, Ltd. July 28.  Islington, Edward B Marvin to same. July 28.  Croydon Fraction, A A Hedges to same, July  88  AUG 2���Algoma i, John Knight to W J McMillan, March 28.  Same J. same W J McMillan, R J McMillan  and It J Hamilton, March28.  Aug 3���Clara Moor J. D A Van Dorn to Mrs  Mary McClements, Aug 3.  Aug 3���Highland, Shoshone, same to Chas Me-  Nicholl. Aug 3.  Aug 4���Hyak' ', G M Davis to F B DeMars,  May 27.  Aug 5���OUie Martin i, Chas A Martin to Wm  Hunter, June 18.  Aug 8���Jumbo, W K Beattie to Reginald  Strangeway, March 12.  Stanley No 2 A, Norman McMillan to H T  Bragdon, Aug 8."  Black Eagle $, Wm R Will to August O Oslby,  Sept 21, $90.  Same J, August 0 Oslby to Chas French, Nov 14.  ST,OCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  July 29���Graphic Fraction, Archie M Johnson  and W A McDonald; Balsom. same; Tail Holt  Fraction, Gold Hill, Jos Saulter; Green, Andrew  Broadm.au.  July 30���Summit Fractional, R I Kirkwood;  Central Fractional, Wm Harris, J D Reid.  Aug 1��� Pructou, M B uferritt; Sunbeam; Isaac  N Orchard.  Aug 2���Edison, Angus McGillevray, J 0 Todd,  A Jaeobson. J H Currie.  Aug 3���Apex, Jos B Thompson, E B Dunlap;  Hardup, W F Dubois; Klondike, Peter Grant;  Signal, L Alexander.  Aug 1���Emilia E, Jno F Smith; Mary Alice,  same; Lost Treasure, E Taylor, W Karr, S J  Curry, A Karr.  BgAug   5���Norway,   Bordo   Anderson,    Dolphis  Mero; Daublin, same.  ASSESSMENTS.  July 28���Josic, Hoodoo, San Diego. Copper  Queen, Copper King.  July- 29���Carabrine, Ranger, Skylark.  July 30���Eldorado. Premier, .Magnet, Edison,  Glad Tidings, Tail Holt, Black Beauty, White  Beauty.  Aug 1���Oregon City, Edmonton, Tuscorroria,  Natural, Garibaldi, Rome, Midnight, Katie Detective, U and I, E H, Rawhide.  Aug 2���Oxberry, Silver Dollar. Granite Plat  Mountain View, Silver Bow, Charming Widow.  Aug 3���Water Town, Rome, Ogdenhurg, Tip  Top, Slug Ten.  Aug 4���Morniion, Maryland, Iron Cap, Happy  Jerry   AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  cause his squadron could cover more  knots in the hour. It is acknowleged  that if the Spanish Admiral had not  made, the fatal mistake of enterin.-j*  Santiag-o harbor, he might have caused  us many uneasy hours with his fast  ships. In short,"Admiral Cervera failed  because he did not take advantage of  the most valuable possession of his command, the powerful engines and great  steaming capacity.  This stamps at once the importance of  keeping up tlie engineering department  of the navy. The men composing it  are unheard of in despatches, unknown  to the daily chronicler of events, and  Unsung in history, but their duty is  done as faithfully as the men on deck,  and their peril is as great in time of  battle. In addition, they labor at  greater disadvantage. The men on  deck see the fight, and the hubbub of  war and the smoke and excitement  spur them on to reckless valor, but  down below, the engine and fire-room  forces are working away in semi-darkness, not knowing when a shell will  pierce a boiler and bring hot death  upon them. Capt. McGiffin, the American naval officer who commanded a  Chinese warship in the war with Japan,  speaking- of this said in his characteristic way: "I'd rather be on deck any  time iii a fight. I don't belive I could  be induced to take an engineer's or a  fireman's trick during an action. The  uncertainty of being below decks under  such circumstances is entirely too wearing for me."  Down there between the great roar-  in��r furnaces of course nothing happening on deck can be seen, but what is  heard makes up for it. The discharge  of the heavy guns creates thundering  echoes and raises a din almost indescribable. With tlie hissing of steam,  the quick clanging of furnace doors,  the rumbling of machinery, and the  spectacle of half-naked, porspiring  figures toiling in the glare of the flames,  there is nothing else that more nearly  approaches the inferno of Dante. And  to it the uncertainty in time of battle  and the possibility of the ship's being  torpedoed without giving one a chance  to gain the upper deck," and you have  circumstances under which none but a  brave man can work.  On a battleship of the Indiana or Oregon class will be found an engine-room  force of about 140, and of these about 66  are firemen���men whose duty it is to  shovel the coal into the furnaces. Cruisers like the Baltimore carry 75 in the  engineer's department, and gunboats  about 30 Of these; the firemen on all  ships stand watch four hours out of  everv 12, which gives them eight hours  of diity in the stoke-hole out of every  LOCATIONS.  July 30���Mountain Belle, H Burmesher; Victoria, Carl Nelson; Comet, C A Sawyer; Sunrise  Quartz, Indian Chief, Geo Wooster; Mammoth  Quartz, Victoria Quartz, C Long; Blue Point  Quartz, A Wren; Sweet Grover, Jas Hanson;  Pasamalong, C H Cameron; Clipper, A A McKinnon; New Westminster, Jas Lath.im.  Aug 1���Queen Llll, Ed Beaman; Brown Hill  Black Hawk, II R Stovel; Phoenix, Good Ho'ie'  M Anderson: Ruro, A David; Hobson, J H Wol"  ���"erton; Golden Eagle, Wm B Hagerman; Robin'  Black Bird, Geo Hagerman, R Elliott; Jumbo, E  H. Rippeto, W Wathew; Aladin, E H Rippeto.*  Oreat Scott, R A Cameron; British Empire, R;  Roberts; Pelican Fraction, R Shiell; Raymond,  A McLean.  Auo 2���Erin; M J O'Hern; Standard, J R  Seymour: Mammoth, C U Davidson; Gold Hill,  Eug Moutreuel; Carago. S J Willey; Second Relief, Kemps, Vulcan. J XV Peacock; Centre Star,  Montgomeiy, Mike Johnson; Illinois, L Hermann; Clarence, S Renter.  ASSESSMENTS.  July 30���Lost   Bannock,  10  Morning, Silver Star. Tipton,  Log <J:  Ball, S  to   1.   Gold  Bug,  Kanapolis, Ga-nt,  er. Snow Ball, Sunday Sun, N'ool-h Glacier,Colby,  Allan, Fleming, Trophy, Crown Point.  Aug 1���Mammoth. Dundas Fr, Humboldt,  Splasher, Primrose, Hazel, Eureka, Butte, Jose.  Four Oniwii, Di-xler. R<*dltock, Cm-can. Silver  Alps Needles. Splendid, Alma. Sunlight, Echo,  Harbor.  Aug 2��� Put-cell Vv, Vellow Bird, Diamoiiil R.  Great Britain. Dominion, nntario. Ladie Mar,  Vera- Cruz, Buena Vista No l. Afton, Luckv  Three. Vera Cruz No 2. Little Giant, Mayflower,  Warrim*. P-irris Hake. Bood'er 'Syrs.Silent Friend  3 yrs. Twilight No i', Twilight iyrs. Lalieview,  Annie. Morning Star, Aliza. Solon nm.  TKAXSl-KKS.  Fred Nivin  and J War-  and \V White.  AUG 1 -llootalinka J,  ren to IC .J Seovil.  Aug 2���Cleveland A, J A A Otto  to C Ros.sit.c- **no M A Stevenson.  Gold Drop A. Fred Baker to John ITeiinigcr.  Golden Eagle ',, Bessie llagerinan  to  R Elliot.  ..-TOO.  IX    A    WA US II IP's    FURNACE.  Patriotism which will endure a temperature of 110 degrees of heat is of  some value to a country.  There is nothing romantic in a shovelful of coal as com pared with the shining  breech of a l'i-inch gun, but if we search  dispassionately and without prejudice,  we will find that at tlie battles of Manila  Bay. the bombardment of Santiago, and  the successful chase of Cervera's fleet,  that shovelful of coal, or the man handling it, had almost as much to do with  tlie. victory as the gun.  To-day speed is   the most important  requisite of a warship. Admiral (.'ervora  was supposed   bv   naval   tacticians  to!  have an   advantage over  Sampson be-1  24, a" very long space of time when  spent in such a grimy, hot hole, as the  fire-room of a warship. There are  other differences, too, between the daily  life of the naval fireman and the worker  ashore. The latter, in nine cases out  of ten has a home and family to welcome him after his daily toil is over.  He is free to come and'go" as he pleases.  He can spend the evening at places of  amusement, and enjoy all the pleasures  of a citizen.  Contrast this with the picture  of a  fireman's life on board one of the battleships or cruisers now off Cuba.   Let us  say that he has the middle watch, from  12'to four in the mo.ming.    He is called  at 10 minutes before midnight, and as  the ship's bell  strikes eight he hurries  down to the fire-room  to  report  with  his watch.    He has left a cramped hammock swinging-  on a berth deck, made  foul by tropical heat and  the presence  of several   hundred men,   and he feels  exhausted instead of   invigorated.    If  the ship is unper way,  and the engines  are working at top' speed,  there is a  pressing   call   for  steam.    Seizing the  slice-bar he falls to the task of livening  up the fires, laboring like a Trojan for  manv minutes, then with a few breaths  of fresh air snatched  from the blower,  he continues to feed the great yawning  fires   plaees under   his care.   It is no  easy work, this shovelling of coal into a  pit that is never satisfied, for it requires  a skill and an apt turn of the wrist that  comes   only   with   practice,   and    the  amount of hard physical labor entailed  in keeping   a  furnace well  supplied is  more than one would imagine  For clothing* the fireman wore on  leaving the berth-deck a suit of faded  blue overalls. These he speedily discards with the exception of a thin shirt  and trousers. Before he is at work five  minutes the heat of the fire-room has  bathed him in prespiration, and he  leaves little rivulets of water as he  trudges back and forth in front of his  fires. The dust and black of the coal  grimes his face and body, and it is difficult to distinguish hini' from a negro  coal-passer. For four long hours he  works���hours during which his back  is bent unceasingly over the shovel and  slice-bar, for steam rises and tails  steadily in the gauge, and themachinist  on watch in the engine-room is a martinet, who has no such word as rest in  his lexicon.  Perhaps before the time is up a coal-  passer is iragged out of the dark and  stifling bunkers and laid under the  blower. His face is white and drawn,  and his clenched teeth show that he is  in an agony of suffering As he is laid  down upon"a heap of waste it is noticed  that Iiis limbs are as rigid as iron bars.  A slight froth gathers about the mouth,  and the wide-open eyes stare with no  hint  of consciousness in them.  '���It's the new fellow that shipped in  Key West." mutters a water-tender to  the nearest fireman. "11 thought he  didn't look much like a worker."  "Ain't used to it, 1 suppose,'' is the  reply, with a touch of sympathy.  '���Them bunkers are pretty tough on  greenhorns. We had three of them  knocked out before you joined us at  Hampton 'Roads. We left them in  the hospital, it's the heat that does it."  "And the smell of the oil and steam.  I remember my first dose of it. I was  glad enough to spend a few days in the  sick-bay."  An assistant engineer comes in from  the engines, looks at the coal-passer,  then orders several of his mates to  carry him on deck. He is lifted lip the  ladder with more tenderness than one  would expect to find under such circumstances, and ultimately reaches the  open air. where the surgeon takes  charge of him.  Down in the fire-room the watch having been called to take the disabled  coal-passer's place: Presently word  comes that the flagship has signalled  the fleet to proceed with all speed toward the coast of Cuba. The order  means forced draught, and the firemen  are called on to increase their efforts.  The balance of the watch is one long-  struggle with slice-bar and shovel.  Coaf seems to fill  the air,  and the fire-  rooin echoes with the roaring of the j  furnaces. At four o'clock the other  relief is called, and it is a group of very j  tired firemen that wearily climbs to the |  upper deck for a breath of fresh air be-1  fore turning into the hammocks. j  At seven bells, half-past seven, they j  are called again, the berth-deck being j  cleared for breakfast at that hour. With j  quarters at nine and an hour or two at  sub-calibre practice cutlass exercise��� |  for the  firemen   in the   naval  service  have other drills besides those -with tlie  shovel���the morning soon passes.   At  12 o'clock the watch is changed again  and those men who left the fire-room at  four again find themse'ves in front of  the furnaces.  Thus it goes with the monotony of  routine, broken only by an occasional  chase or a brush with the forts. The  life is hard enough of a verity, and the  pay is poor���835 a month for a first-class  fireman, 830 for a second-class man, and  S22 for a coal-passer���but the navy  never suffers for lack of good men for  that grade. There is some chance for  advancement. Good firemen can aspire  to the positions of water-tender or oiler,  which pay respectively S40 and .337 a  month, and there is even hope for the  exalted billet of a first-class machinist,  with a monthly salary of 870.  RATE   NOTICE.  The following CP.R. round trip rates  will be in effect until Sept. 30:  To Rosebery and return from Sandon,  75c.;'Three Forks, 50c. Sell on Saturday and Sunday, limit to return following Monday.  To Halcyon Springs from Revelstoke,  $2.25; Sandon, $3.85; Robson, $5,75;  Nelson, $7.50; Slocan Citv, $4.35;  Trail, $7.00; Rossland, $8.25; Kaslo,  $9.75; Ainsworth, $8.20; New Denver,  $3.35. Tickets to Halcyon Springs are  good for 30 days.  Rout. Kkkh,  Traffic Manager.  H. H. Knox,  Has removed to the  Newmarket  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  DO NOT OVERLOOK  The  When  in Silverton,   especially if  you have a thirst with you.  The beer is kept on ice, while the whiskey  has that flavor and power so  much appreciated by the traveller when he is weak and weary.  THOMAS CLAIR, Proprietor.  New  Spring  Goods,  " Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  Spring and Summer wear; ready-  made Clothing,  Neck wear, Hats,  and Caps, Boots  and Shoes ��� the  most complete stock in the lake section���at prices as low as it is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into our show- window.  We are displaying a fine line of  novelties.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate tlie home comforts ot  this hotel.  BRANDON & BARRETT  -      Specials  in new Suitings  Port of Nakusp.  THOS.ABRIEL  CUSTOriS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  TUa   108 Bishopsgate St.  lUt (within)  British, bL0Nb0N;ENG-  Subsci"  Columbia  Review  Subscriljtion,.S2.5o per annum  To Brokers, Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining Claims. Mining Engineers,Assny-  ers,   .Journalists  and  others-  Advertise in the B. C. Review,  the only representative B. C. Journal in Europe.   A Good Investment.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.  I have lately received a stock of  well-seleeted, handsome suitings  for Spring make-up, and I earnestly invite your inspection of  them. Some excellent qualities  and patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put  upon the market in this section  before.  I guarantee a neat, natty lit,  and satisfaction In every particular.        Are you wanting a Spring*  i, ,    suit?  **# M. A. WILSON,  �� The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  >  Newmarket Blk, New Denver, B. C.  FJTTCE is hereby given that the partnership |  heretofore existing between us, the under- i  signerl, as partners under the lirm name of I  Sin .era 11 & O'Ray, and trading as packers and'  freighters at the Alamo Concentrator, has this I  day been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts '  owing to the said tirm are to be paid to James  Sheeran at the said place ol' business, by whom  all debts of the said partnership will be paid.  .' aied 11c New Denver.  B. C, this flth dav of  Julv, A.D. 181)8.  DAN O'KAY,  JAS. SHEERAN.  Witness. Chas. S. Rashdall, New Denver. B. C.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand.  Can save money  by buying yom>  Gents'  Furnishings  from us.     We are making a special  offer of Light Underwear and Outing  Now is your only     Shirts      "mmmnng^  Chance  From now until Aug. 31st we are selling our Ready Made  Clothing at actual cost.       Post-office Store, Sandon.  &  WHOLESALE  Da-Ota  GROCERS  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOGAN CITY, B.C.  STRAYED.  a bav  saddle   horse,   black  Finder will be rewarded by  AN JUNE 7TH,  \J mane and tail,  applying to-        pAMIA ANGKIK,0X,  New Denver, B. C.  Yoar* business  uaill  suffer.  and other  Stationery  arc  badly  pri  ed.  ho  of many  Sizes,  Kinds,  and Prices,  at  T. H.  OC-O.H  Hospital  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  An.office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners  in   regular  employ,   subscribing through their payroll,   cai\  secure all the privilpp;e= of theabove.^  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  .... Next to a healthy bank account the most essential thing  to a BUSINESS MAN is to have  his writing stationery and  business cards, etc., of good quality and printed in business  style.    A man in business does not necessarily mean  A BUSINESS MAN.    Some men are as careless about their stationery  as about their business���don't care how it is printed so long as ,  it is cheap.        To these we want to talk.     With our increased |  facilities we can fill your orders for Job Printing as cheap as '  the cheapest, and the quality of the work and stock is unsur-<  passed���even in the large cities.       Samples of stock and work  open to your inspection.    All classes ot work���from a tri-colored  sheet poster to the daintiest and handsomest wedding stationery.  Whatever   you   want,   don't  overlook   The  Ledge  Power  Printing Plant, the best equipped office west of Red River.  AGENTS.  The only Canadian '"Life of Gladstone'" is by  Castell Hopkins. Him. G. W. Ross, and Sir Wilfrid Laurier. A lasting monument io the great  man. and to Canadian literature. Beware of  American eatehpeiiny books handled by Canadian Houses. Our book has been in preparation  for years. Handsomely bound. Profusely Illustrated. Big commission. Prospectus free to  canvasser. Freight paid; hooks on time. With  this book vou can down them all.  BRADLEV-G ARRETSON CO., Limited,  Toronto.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Nakusp,  Mrs.  a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  McDou-eald/  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER,  'Mm, litcMl k Co.,  Insurance  and General Commissson  Agents.  NEW DENVER, tt. C.       *

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