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 Volume VI.   No. 80.  NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 27, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  Several Silvertonians enjoyed tin-  opera Monday night. .It.was well worth  the trip.  A meteorlogical station is to be established in New Denver. Dr. Brouse will  have charge of the instruments.  It is expected that Harry Pyman will  return from Los Angeles early in May.  He is somewhat improved in health.  ,, There were nine births in Kaslo during the past week. This sneaks well  for the glorious climate of Kootenay.  The recent social given by the Ladies  Aid of the Methodist church, was highly  successful. It netted .the Ladies Aid  about $25. t .   .,    .  Sidney Norman and Marin Ellis Winston were married in Spokane last  week.: They are spending their honey  moon oil the coast.  Mr- and Mrs. George Aylard have  had their home blessed with'the advent  of a bouncing boy baby. Sunday morning he made iiis appearance.  The Trout Lake City Topic iias had a  great many  articles  upon how to raise-  children in' its late issues.   If the editor  wants more information he should go to  Kaslo. .   ���������������  The early-closing movement is on foot  in New Denver Yt is the intention of  the various merchants to close their  places of business at 7 o'clock, on all  nights excepting Saturday.  Mrs. Funk is now conducting the Balmoral Cafe in Sandon. Mrs. Funk is  one of the most popular ladies in the  Slocan, judging from the ever increasing patronage at her various restaurants.  D. A. Van Doran is con lined to his  cabin by a badly ulcerated leg. The  shin-bone was broken in his early boyhood and tlie leg has ever been a source  of trouble to him. Dr. Brouse is attending him.  The Spokane Chronicle says that  Little Jinnnie Kirby died in New Denver. This is not so. Jimmie may have  died in some other New Denver but he  certainly did not dump his last stick in  the Lucern of America. Jimmie was at  one time a well-known printer in Walla  Walla.  Last week when the advance agent  of the Metropolitan Opera Company  was visiting Silverton to induce the  citizens of our spunky sister camp to  visit New Denver the night of the  opera, he was asked why he did not  bring his troup to that burg. "Oh,"  replied he, 'you see we only play in  large towns."  Wm. Thomlinson has received a letter  from a gentleman in Nelson stating that  ���several'members of the boating fraternity in that city would like to row at  New Denver ou the 24th of May provided no money prizes are given. This  is refreshing after so much turmoil  ���over the amount of money prizes for  ���other sports.  There is much complaint being made  by our citizens of the loss by theft of  various useful implements of torture in  garden time. In some instances woodsheds are entered and shovels, axes,  picks, rakes, etc., carried off. Thieves  are an adjunct of metroplitan life and  are expected in cities, but in mining  ���camps it goes hard- with them when  ���caught.  At a ball recently iu one of the Slocan  towns most of the dancers, including  many members of the church choir, became merry with wine. . The parson of  the church is rather sad over the affair,  although the singing of the choir was  not injured in any way. Fun is scarce  in these mountain towns and that is one  reason why Bacchus is so Irequently  worshiped  The Metropolitan Opera Company  gave a very good rendition of that  iightest of all light operas, La Maseotte,  in" Bosun hall Monday night. Considering the size of the Bosun stage and its  shallow wings, the opera was well put  on. and the audience, large and appreciative, thoroughly enjoyed the jolly  Prince Diasy and his chainberJain.  It is not often as good a company is  seen in mining camps the size of New '  Denver.  The Silverton celebration committee  appear to have a very poor opinion of  the honor of the Nelson and Sandon  athletic sporting clubs. It is an insult  to the various clubs to have the almighty  dollar flaunted in their faces day after  day after they have signed and given  their word to appear in New Denver on  May 2lth. These clubs are composed  of gentlemen. When they give their  word to do a thing they can be relied  upon.  A 29-ton shipment of zinc blend is  being made this week from the Bosun  to Manchester, Eng. This in addition  to the regular 20-ton shipment of galena  ore.  w  slooav  mivkral  float.  Eight feet of clean ore is showing in  one of the Queen Bess tunnels.  Work was started last week on the  Corncracker claim, southeast of town.  A great body of ore is reported to  have been struck on the Whitewater  Deep  Fifteen tons of ore have been sacked  on the Mollie Hughes and a 20-ton shipment is nearly ready.  Reports from the Tremont group,1  Four Mile, are very encouraging. A  tunnel is being driven on the property,  and is now in 60 feet.  The owners of the Iron Horse, Ten  Mile, have had an offer from'a Toronto  syndicate for that .property The deal  has not yet been made.  E. S. Williams has given to Geo. B.  Dean an option on the Portland mineral  claim, adjoining the Monitor. Seven  thousand dollars is the price named.  Work was resumed this week on the  Mary Durham, adjoining the Mollie  Hughes. A good ledge is showing on  this property and the owners are sinking  upon it.  The Peyton-Garbery people of Spokane, have given a $6JJ00 bond on the  Colorado, Andrew Jay, Utica, Rocky  Boulder, and Ailice. ' to Patrick and  Bridget McCue, the principal owners.  The reported sale of the Mountain  Chief has been confirmed. The purchasers are a strong financial company  and great activity may be looked for in  this direction when ' the property is  opened up.  The Northwest Mining Syndic-its thisj  week purchased the remaining eighth i  interest in the Alpha, Alpha Fraction,!  Lakeview No. 12 and Lakeview Fraction mineral claims, situated adjoining* j  the Bosun, and now has a clear title to i  this valuable group.  The owners of the Tunis, Goat mountain, have a very encouraging* showing  to work upon. Already about 20 sacks  of the very highest grade gold-silver  ore, arc already taken out. it is being  sacked as it comes from the ledge. The  paystreak is six to eight inches wide  and carries rubv and leaf silver.  the Anglo-American commission had  been $33,0150. A dinner given at Quebec  had cost $308, and Canada's share of a  dinner at Washington ;was $006. Trips  on the fit. Lawrence given to the commissioners at Quebec had cost $422.  The living and travelling expenses of  Mr. Charlton were given at $1,766.  Colonel Prior was informed that the  Vancouver Lumber Company, who had  leased Deadman's Island, represented  that they would spend $250,000 on a  sawmill and employ 1,000 hands, and  that $250,000 were iii the bank at Vancouver for the purpose of carrying on the  proposed work.  Tiie minister of militia stated in reply  to Mr. Beatty that 30,000 discarded rifles  were sold to Lieutenant-Colonel Cole, of  Montreal, at 75 cents each.  Sir Henry Joly stated in reply to Mr.  Dougall that the revenue collected on  tobacco last year was $3,560,41(5. Of this  sum $971,285 was collected by reason of  the additional duty imposed by the ores-  en t Government.  OHEEXWOOJJ    SMKLTEU-  Cosmopolitan, Jupiter, Astral, Saturn  Fraction, Orion and Cambridge mineral  claims, situated ���'���n Morning mountain,  about three miles from Nelson, from J.  L. Stamford, Robert Heddle, John  Phillips and Frank Fletcher. The terms  of the agreement are that the vendors  receive $1,000 cash on May 1st, 1899, and  $5,000 cash on or before September 1st.  Tiie purchasers guarantee to organize  and float a company, to be known as the  Venus Mining Company, capitalized at  1,000,000 shares of a par value of $1 each,  500,000 shares of which shall be treasury  stock, the amount realized from the sale  of which shall be devoted to development  werk. In addition to the $6,000 cash,  tlie vendors of the property are to receive  250,000 shares in the new company.���  Tribune. v  TKOUT   LAKE   I'ROPEKTlJiS.  w&3$m*sms?%% as as ssa��sasss��5  ��� A despatch from New York states that  Paul Johnson, until lately with the  Guggenheimer   Smelting   Company   of  Mexico, leaves that city in a few days to  take charge oi* the erection of a smelter  for the British Columbia Copper Coin-  pany, Limited, on that company's prop,  erty, at Greenwood, B.C.  The British Columbia Copper Company  owns the Mother Lode, Glasgow, Helen  McGregor and Lady of the Lake, situated  in Deadwood camp, near Anaconda, in  the Boundary Creek country. The property has been developed by a shaft, ci-oss-  cuts ami drifts. The Mother Lode lead  is 185 feet in width at the crosscut on the  100-foot level. The ore carries gold and  copper. The property is considered to  be among the best in the Boundary Creek j  country.  i  THK    CORBIN    CH AKT.KIL  Ottawa, April 21 ���information has  icen received here that D. C. Corbin,  or his counsel K". V. Dodwell, will not  be able to get to Ottawa this session in  connection with the Kettle River Railway, and it will not be possible to proceed with the bill asking" for a charter  in their absence. Under the circumstances. Bostock will not likely introduce it. A strong feeling has been  worked up iii the Ontario press in favor  of the bill, and with the almost1 unanimous sentiment in support of it in  the west, the bill would be almost certain to pass the house. The only opponents to the bill art; the Canadian Pacific  interests. Corbin and Bodwell are detained in connection with the Iron Mask-  msslaud.  D. Mero has a good showing on a  claim lying north of the Neglected. A  hugh body of slaty decomposed ledge j Centre Star lawsuit in  matter lias been  exposed  on  the road-1   side, a hundred feet or so from the  Carpenter creek bridge. No defined  ledge has yet been encountered, but  work is being pushed on very promising-  indications.  KOSSLAXD'S    BIG    LAW   SUIT.  The Rambler-Cariboo Mining Company has decided to install a five-drill  compressor. W. H. Adams, the manager, has returned from Rossland, where  he went to purchase one. At present  the company has on the propert)' a  boiler, hoist, and three steam drills, and  with the new compressor they will be  able to proceed a great deal quicker with  their work.  The Neglected strike made last week  is still the interesting topic. The tunnel has been driven 35 feet on the ledge  and it continues firm and without faults.  On the fpotwall the paystreak is eight  inches thick, carrying seams of zinc  blend from one to two inches,in thickness, specked and streaked with g'alena.  Anything like solid ore has not yet been  encountered. An opening is being-  made upon another ledge that seems to  parallel the one first opened up.  JOTTINGS    FROM   WHITKWATKB.  Business continues to improve and  the outlook is very favorable.  We are having cpiite an influx of  families at the present time, and houses  that were vacant all winter are now  filling up.  Mrs. P. Chisholm, wife of our well  known teamster, left for Edmonton. N.  W. T , last week. Ill health is 'the  cause of her change of residence.  The Deep is now employing 10 men,  and the Weitewater about  .150, but the  j former will largely  increase its force in  j the near future.  All the other properties  ! are working steadily.  I       OTTAWA     LHtUSLATIVK    .VOTES.       j  In the Commons last week Yv*. W. B.  Mclnnes introduced a bill to amend the  Yukon Territories Act. His object is to  provide for a speedy appeal from the  decisions of mining recorders or the gold  commissioner.  Premier Laurier in answer to a question informed Mr. McDougall, of Cape;  Breton r.hat the expenditure so far in j  connection with the prohibition plebis |  cite was $180,604. There are still a few j  accounts outstanding. j  Sit Wilfrid Laurier stated that the  total cost to Canada in  connection with I  The great trial of the Iron Mask vs.  the Centre Star was proceeding all last  week before Justice Walkein, of Rossland. A large audience gathered daily,  and the proceedings are followed with  increasing interest. So far the Iron  Mask people have made out a prima  facie case of trespess and damages, and  have rested their case there.  The Centre Star has started in with  its defense, and the evidence produced  to date consists largely of proving the  extensive plans and models of the mine  wordings put in and of identifying  many samples of ore taken from different portions of the disputed ground and  elsewhere. The case will last for some  weeks-yet.  ROSSLAND   OEK   SHIPMENTS.  The ore shipments from Rossland for  the week ending April 22 and for the  year to date are as follows: Le Roi,  2,520 tons for the week, 21,530 tons for  year; War Eagle, 1,360 tons for the  week, 7,165 tons for the year; Iron  Mask, 36 tons for the week, 742 tons for  the year: Evening Star, 36 tons for the  year; Deer Park, 13 tons for the vear.  As soon as navigation opens up there  will be over 200 tons of ore ready for  shipment at the Landing. Over half of  this is Silver Cup ore, the balance is  Beatrice and Nettie L.  On Gainer creek there will be an increase in development operations. The  Lade group will be vigorously developed on the showing discoved last fall, and  other properties 'tributary to the South  Fork will receive a fair share of attention.  The Beatrice never looked better than  it does at present. Iu the lower tunnel  there is about two feet of solid shipping  ore and as it is heavily charged with  gray copper, its value in silver will be  very high. About 500 sacks of ore yet  remain at'the mine, the balance of the  shipment of 2,000 sacks is at the Landing and Ferguson.  On Tuesday last a strike of gray copper was made on the Nettie L. At the  place where the strike was made a  streak appeared in the vein containing  from four to six inches of sold gray copper. At the mine several sacks'have  been filled with this ore and soraeeight  samples-will be tested to get an idea as  to the value of their contents Sixteen  men are employed.  In the North Fork country there will  be great activity during the coining  season. Several fine properties such as  the Little Robert, Black Diamond and  the Primrose Gold Mining Co.\s properties, will be worked.  j On the lake side of the rang'e a great  j deal of work will be done this season,  more especially on properties situated  j on Haskins creek. Eight Mile, Five  I Mile and Canyon creek.  i D. L Clink is busily engaged hauling  ! ore from Ferguson to Billy Baty's.   He  expects to average 60 sacks a day or a  : little over three tons.   Some 70 tons of  Beatrice   ore are now   at    Ferguson.  Hugh McPherson says that he will put  on 10 horses and takeout the rest of the  ore now lying in the mine.  On Fish creek, as soon as the snow is i  off the ground, a  trail  will be built up J  this stream.   A bridge  will be thrown I  across the river near the canyon and  every obstacle in the way of thoroughly  opening up this camp,  and getting the  ore to deep water, will be removed, and  it is expected when this is done development operations, will be push with vim.  The indications are that there will be  great activity on the Great Northern  mountain this summer. On this mountain there are several fine properties  very extensively developed, among the  most prominent of which are the Great  Northern, Broadview, St. Elmo, Siver  Queen and True Fissure ���Trout Lake  Topic.    It can now. be said with certainty that  all of the athletic clubs of Nelson will  be at New Denver on May 24th. With  them will come the Odd Fellow's exclusion, and a large number of the Knights  of Pythias. This will ensure a very  large crowd from Nelson, and with  what Slocan City will contribute there  ought to be six or eight hundred from  that direction.  In addition to this it is almost certain  that the Rossland hose reel and lacrosse  teams will come here to contest with  Nelson. These cities are rivals for the  position of business Supremacy of the  Kootenay's. They are about the same  size, and the same thrift and sturdiness  is displayed by the citizens "f each, f  Their sporting'clubs are the best in the  inland country and their coming together here will bring hundreds of  visitors from Rossland and way points  that otherwise ivould not think of coming. These events, and that of the  baseball game between Sandon and  Nelson, will be made the chief events,  and will undoubtedly be the best attractions, but in addition there wiil be a  hot football game between the Nelson  team and the New Denver boys.  The committee on grounds' are to be  congratulated on the success they have  met with in putting in condition the  baseball grounds. For the past week  the work"has been going steadily for  ward, and the grounds proper, tog-ether  with the surrounding lots, have been  cleared of all stumps and rocks and the  work of packing and levelling is now  going on. This is now as good a  diamond as a baseball team ever met  upon and there is no doubt that the  games will be unusually good ones.  At least, if they are not,'it 'will be no  fault of the celebration committees, for  everything possible is being done to  put the grounds in Al shape. Slocan  avenue is being graded from Union  street to the lake shore. It will be  cleared of all obstacles that would interfere with the runners, and made hard  and level. The grounds around the  bandstand are also receiving attention  from the pick and shovel brigade, with  very satisfactory results.  A general meeting was held las.L  Thursday evening to discuss the progress made by the executive committee  having in charge the celebration preparations. The report of the secretary  was made and letters and telegrams  read, showing a very favorable condition of things. It was explained at the  meeting how difficult it would be to  bring off all of the events proposed in  one day, and  the  committee   was em-  XO    "SLIP"    ABOUT    THIS.  Competition is a useful, desirable and  often an indispensable thing, but in  some cases it leads to regretable com-,  plications. This has been the case with  the Queen's Birthday Celebration which  will be o-iven on the shores of Slocan  lake. Both New Denver and Silverton  decided to have celebrations, and both  towns naturally are desirous of theirs  being a success". Unfortunately the two  functions inevitably clash.       ���  Both places wanted the Nelson aud  Sandon teams to come, aud both made  handsome offers. The Nelson boys,  but for the unkind limitations of the  laws of nature, would willingly have  gone to both places at the same time.  That was impossible, so they had to  make a choice. Accordingly, as already  chronicled in the Miner, a joint meeting  of the baseball, fire team, and lacrosse  men was held, and they decided to  accept the best offer before them, that  of New Denver, ft was deemed wise  not to wait longer before deciding  as both New Denver and Silverton had  been communicated with, and the Nelson athelets, who are true sportsmen,  did not wish to give the idea they were  holding themselves out for sale to the  highest bidder.  That very evening delegates from  both places came in to town, and the  position was explained to them Nelson  had promised to go to New Denver on  the 24th and could not go back on its  promise, but there was every willingness to go to Silverton also, if "that town  could arrange to hold its games on the  25th. No arrangement, however, was  come to, and the delegates returned to  their respective homes.  Friday afternoon Messrs. J. Neelands  and W.'.I. Thompson,  of the ball team'  and  the fire department respectively,  received telegrams from the secretary  of the Silyei ton Queen's Birthday Celebration Committee, offering- a  purse of  8250 for the ball game, and $200 for the ���  hub-and-hub race,  if Nelson would go  to Silverton   on the  24th.    Unfortunately,   unless   Silverton   can   arrange '  for the games to be played on the 25th,  Nelson will have regretfully to decline  her invitation  to  participate in the ensuing celebration ���Nelson Miner.  NOTES FROM XKLSON TKIBUMK.  The   Postal   Service  Total tons  this  week.  this vear, 29,491.  3,916:  total tons  The report of the Postmaster-General  for 1897-98 is one that certainly reflects  credit upon the administration of Hon.  Wm. Mulock. Tt shows that the deficit  in the department has been cut down  from $699,391. in 1896 to $47,60J, and  that during the past year, in spite of  increased expenditure, better service  and a reduction in postal rates, the  amount of saving effected was over half  million,  illows :  The figures  in  detail are as  *li<-    Output     May     !)<���     l)(Mll)l��*<l.  George W. Ungues,  Idaho mines, who was  day.  is  one.  of the   best  managers in  the Slocan.  if there is no stoppage  the eight-hour  law.  or  no  ment of  the   present   tariff  will  manager  of the  in   Nelson Mon-  posted.  mine  He says that  of work through  disarm nge-  regulatiojis  double last  iso.;...  ���JWI7...  1*1)8.. .  R'iwiui!'.  ��������� 1/ii i'i ,.-���'. ui  l.::;],*���!:;  ���i.'*.*-1';.'*';  Exi'midiUm-  .���: 1.7f'.-l,-.--SI  1.7:: I..'".J  LVIii-il.  :l*!0,:M  ">������';..���..���!!���,'  -i 7.<;������������ i  | the mines of the Slocan  ! year's output this year.    Mon;. that at  | no time since he has been in the Slocan  j lias there been more enquiries made bv  i eastern   and   old  country   parties   for  j mines.    This coming from so conserva-  j five an operator indicates that this part  I of Kootenay will  be   fairly  prosperous  this year.    Mr. Hugh.es  also confirmed  the report, published in the Tribune on  Wednesday,  that  the  Mountain  Chief  had been bonded.���-Nelson Tribune.  j     The above shows that, compared with  | 1896, there was in   1898,  an increase in  ! revenue of $680,759, and an   increase iu  ] expenditure of $28,970,    r,'he  decrease!  in the deficit is solely due to the increase |  in the business of the department.-   Thej  i latter has grown by $>'S'.i,75!J; the deficit!  J lias decreased by $:55l,78!i.  : less than the growth in th  5ii; the d  or by 82S  : revenue  powered to prepare for a two-day's  meet if they found it necessary and  agreeable to alb concerned. The main  point before the committee has been to  make this the biggest event in the  history of the Slocan, and the important  events now being put in shape will enable them to do so. The prize, list is  not ready to be made public, and will  not be until it is decided whether Rossland will be in attendance. This should  be definitely known this week.  In all probability the program of  sports will be too long for one day's  celebration, but all the main events will  be pulled off on the 24th and should any  remain unfinished they will come off on  the 25th. This largely depends upon  the number of sports present and the  character of the contests.  Much has been said about the backwardness of the. various clubs in deciding where they will celebrate. This  has been largely due'to the fake reports  sent out from Silverton. both by telegraph and letter and circular post.  There has not been a aoubt for the past  ten {jays whore the Sandon ball team  will play. New Denver was decided  upon long ago. The hose team has  staled authoritatively that it will go to  Kaslo  .Sainton's lacrosse learn is not in shape  fo put up a game  in 'competition   with  Nelson, and    h'ossland   has been  communicated with.    If  the   Rossland hose  team is engaged, aiid there seems to be.  little doubt about   h   new. the  lacrosse  club of that city will also  come up and  the big-���eveni s will   be  between the big  camps of Kootenay      The  local team is  willing to give way to  allow   I'ossiand  and Nelson  probabiy i>!  The fi',11',)*  Tribune <  A letter was received from the management, of the Silverton celebration in  which an offer was made of $250 for a  ball game between the Nelson and Sandon teams on May 24th, and a second  purse of $200 for a hub-and-hub race between the fire teams of the same places.  As the Nelson boys are going to New  Denver, they will have to decline, unless  the Silverton people hold their celebration over till the 25th.  Up till the hour of going to press this  morning the members of the local ball,  lacrosse and hose reel teams have not  changed their mind with respect to their <  contemplated visit to New Denver on  May 24th. It is now likely that the Oddfellows' excursion will be run to New  Denver this year instead of Kaslo as  formerly.  The Nelson fire brigade have selected,  the following members to compose the  racing team to compete against tlie Sandon team in the hun-and-hub race at  New Denver on May 24th : George W.  Steele, captain, Joseph Thompson, Harry  Houston, Alfred Jeffs,George Nunn,Johh  R.Campbell,James J.Chambers,C.Archi- ���'  bald, W. G. Lillie, with W. Pfeiffer and  A. Perrier, spare men. The racing team  will commence practicing on May 1st.  .Jimmy    Doyle's    I-'xperieuce.  The experience of Jimmy Doyle, the  millionaire mavor of Victor, in the  Cripple Creek district, also illustrates  i the element of luck in mine finding in  ! Colorado. Doyle, who had learned the  j carpenter's trade, but did not follow it,1  ! was driving a hack in Manitou when  | the (.'ripple ('reek excitement began in  I 1891. in Colorado Springs was a young  ; plumber named Jimmy Burns. The  j two were acquainted, and together thev  ;ei".  ���'lit  wil  the. Nelson  Mr. W. F. Tye. of Trail,  engineer of construction of t  & Western,   has given   not  foi* lines   of   his.   eompany  NoImoii   Group   of   Claims  Souclccl.  L. L. Merrifield and W. H. Pearson,  of Toronto, have taken a bond on the  Venus  group, ,'consisting of the Venus,  B. <\. chief | t,.  heColunibia  ice of plans  as follows:  Two branch lines from Grand Forks to  Carson: brauch line froin Fliolt .Summit  to Summit, Greenwood, Wellington and  White's mining camps; branch line  Tom Cascade City to the international  line; branch line from Cas-  to Christina Lake; branch  line from main line near hJiolf Summit  to Long Lake mining camp: branch  line from Greenwood to Copper and  Deadwood raining- camp; located line  from Midwav to Rock Creek.  come togeti  i!ny fh>' winners,  iwing* letter from  cplains itself:  Nelson. April 24th. Is9!i.  i ni" Tin* THIiiinc.  ���fichi   in   Sundav   .   the  V-. as  : to trv  ng al  heir luck.  s  noune.  indecision of Nelson 's  fo where  thev intend-  ��� ,'11ecu's Birthdav. I  boundary  cade City  !4i..- K.li****  To an ar  referring- !���  athletic clu  ed celeiii-.'iling- the  have this u> say .-  At a joint meeting- of representatives  from the lire department, baseball club  and lacrosse club, held in the lire, hall  April Pith. 1890. it was unanimously decided to accept New Denver's offer for  May 2-1 th.  Since then, there has been *m indecision, except in the. minds of blundering*  newspaper men H Houston. Secretary  of fire department and baseball club.  went to (.."ripple (.'roe  Neither knew anything about mining.  Battle Mountain, near Victor, was then  covered with location stakes. There-  was a piece of land comprising* about  one-sixth of an acre that had no owner  because it was considered worthless.  Doyle and Bums took up this land in  the belief that something was better  than nothing*. They sent for John  Harinan. who was employed in driving-  a street scraper iu Colorado Springs, to  come and help them dig* on their claim.  Ilarnian's mining experience consisted  of what he had learned as a child in  picking* slate from the screens of Pennsylvania coal mines. For months the  trio put in hard work sinking then*  shaft without a sign of pay ore. Their  acquaintances sought to discourage,  them, but thev pcrsi>ted, and were rewarded by striking a vein that made  them millionaires. i*  THE LEDGE,. NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 27, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Tlmrsday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months $ .75  Six " 1.25  Twelve "  2.00  Three years 5.oo  Transient Advertising, 23 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. "Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  s hot, and we will do the rest.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  fSURSDAr, APRIL 27. 1899.  A    GREAT   WAR.  Since this earth first had people on  it many wars have been fought, and  millions of people have gone up the  flume in a manner more hasty than  polite.    We have forgotten just how  many wars this world has had but we  know that the   most recent events  have been at Manilla and upon Slocan  lake.    The war upon Slocan lake has  been between New Denver and Sil-  yerton over the celebration of Queen  Victoria's natal day.    Many engagements have been fought with ozone as.  ammunition,   and   many  a   shot of  boozerino has been hurled into the  anatomy ot the contestants during the  lively  campaign.   The  war was a  hot, one, but the smoke has cleared  away and the only dead in sight are  the marines who will be buried in  barrels and shipped out of the country.   While New Denver has been  victorious in  tbe recent unpleasantness we do not wish to say anything  against  the opposing forces.   They I  put up a strong fight, and the rivalry  stirred up has been beneficial to both  towns.   Now that the strife is over  both towns should get in and drill so  that New Denver will have the greatest day in its history.   There should  be no jealousy between towns so close  together and the sooner a feeling of  that kind  is dead the  sooner will  harmony reign supreme upon Slocan  lake.  We once staked a Claim in Kaslo,  afterwards found The Ledge in  Nakusp which outcropped in New  Denver, and then we discovered the  Paystreak in Sandon. For 30 months  we worked it, taking out everything  from money to store accounts. The  other day we sold the Paystreak to  Wm. Macadams. Billy has been  quite a while in the Slocan and understands the formation. If Providence and the people of Sandon are  kind to him he will always haye a  bank account.  ANSWKRS   TO   CO.RRKSPONDEXTS.  What is true sport ?  Playing ball with no expectation of  monetary gain.  What caused the noise in Bosun  Hall Monday evening?  Thirty people trying to sing opera.  What is the greatest farce of the  day?  Two morning papers in a town the  size of Nelson.  What  will   cure   the   newspaper  habit?  Death is a sure remedy.  "Lovers once, but strangers now" ?  New Denver and Silverton.  What is the best way to learn  economy?  Work for the B. C. Government.  What is a Johnny-come-lately ?  A tenderfoot with more assurance  than knowledge.  Where is   the   best  place to  cradles ?  Might try Kaslo.  What is the latest thing out?  This paper.  sell  Indications point to very high j  water this year in the mountains,and J  the people in Kaslo and other towns!  should take warning in time and;  have their boats ready. The moun- i  tains are full of snow and a hot spell  is due here at any time. Up to date !  the spring has been very backward l  but such may not be the case much \  longer, making it possible for thej  history of H.H to be repeated. ;  !S    COlllXf;   'TO    THK    KI'.ONT.  Of  tllCi  Tbe j  camp!  Speaking* of the  advancement  .Kossland camp  the  Miner says:  time  was in  the  history of this  when the uncovering*  of a vein of ore, '  15   feet  in   width,   like   that  recently j  met in the Velvet, would have peopled j  the hills   in   the  vicinity  of where the i  bonanza  was   found  with prospectors j  Yet such an incident, as important as it '  is, scarcely  causes a  ripple  of excite-;  met, aud the  landscape; in  the vicinity  of the Velvet is  said to be unfrettod to !  any great extent by the feet of prospectors searching for new locations. This  is probably because it is thought that  aH the good ground in that vicinity is  ���staked.  This is not true,as there is some good  ground in that vicinity that has not yet  been pierced by the posts of the locator.  Recent development in the Wallingford  group, where a vein of high grade ore  has just been uncovered,would indicate  that the mineral zone in that vicinity is  very extensive. The Wallingford is  four miles from the Velvet, and yet it is  claimed that it is on the same mineral  zone. There are several intervening  properties like Anaconda and Leiter on  which work is being carried on, and  these doubtless will in time have luck  similar to that which has favored the  Velvet, the Wallingford and the Victory-  Triumph. The only properties on  which any great quantity of work has  been done are the Velvet, the Victory-  Triumph and the Wallingford, and the  results attained are of a highly satisfactory nature. The Velvet is conceeded  to be a mine bv even the most pessimistic, while the Wallingford and the  Victory-Triumph, it seems, need only a  little more development to put them in  a condition which will make them producers of ore. Besides there are several  other properties which promise, with a  little development, to turn into productive properties.  The section where these properties  Are located has, to a certain extent,  been overlooked in the desire to get  properties close to Rossland. This is  not as it should be, and now that the  possibilities of the section are beginning  to he understood, there should be in the  future'more attention paid to it. The  discoveries made will doubtless have a  stimulating effect on the development  there One or two rich corporations,  and among these is the B. A. C, have  promising claims in this section which  are now lying dormant. The only work  that is being done upon them is the  annual assessment required by law.  Operations should be commenced upon  them at once, and it now seems certain  tliat they will, when developed, give as  good results as the mines on Red mountain.    There seerns to be no limit to the  uses to which aluminum can be put.  The Russian minister of war has approved of aluminum horse shoes for  the cavalry, after a severe test as to  their merits. They, wear longer than  iron, are less affected by moisture, cost  no more, and are of course much lighter. They are likely to come into general use in the near future. Within  a few years iron will .have to take a  back seat for many of the utilitarian  purposes where it is now deemed indispensable.  Hunger never kicks because the table  cloth is soiled.  THET    AIN'T.  The wild flowers should be growing,' \ ' '  In the forest cool and sweet, '   "������  The brooklet should be brookling  Adown the forest street,  The milch cows should be milching  In the mead ws green and cool,  , The tadpoles should be taddling ���  In the shallow, swampy pool  But they ain't.  The bluebird should be tootlin'.  His tootle on the lea,  The bumble-bee be bumbling  His bumble wild and free.  The bullfrog should be croaking  His croak within the bog,  And tlie snapping.turtle turtling  His turtle on the log.  But they ain 'r.  The straddle bug should be straddling  Along the kitchen wall.  The dewdrops should be dropping-  Where early peewits call.  The joyous bbardiiig-missus,  A towell round her head,  Should now be squirting hellebore  ������ *-   * oarde '  tuit-i"-**- -���**������ ***-*��i-���****--1  About the boarder's bed.  But she ajn't.  But even we, ye editor,  This blessea'moment should  Be shifting stoves and furniture  Among the just and good.  And boldly in our shirtsleeves  Amid the dust and strife,    '���'  Be thumping bedroom carpets  And hearth-rugs for our wife.  But we.ain't.  ���The Khan.  PROVERBS FROM SPUKGEOX.  One vice is one too many.  Don't fell a tree to kill a bee.  An aimless man hits nothing.  A man in debt���a bird in a net.  He that's at sea must sail or sink.  Don't make two fires to boil one egg.  A man of means may be a mean man.  More are cured by diet than by lancet.  Even  in  the forest don't  waste fire  wood.  He is rich enough who wants nothing.  Better be lion-hearted than pig-headed-  Muddle athome makes husbands roam.  He who does most, is one to do more.  Fly from pleasure that bites to-morrow.  The pledge table is the best sign-board.  The worst gig may get the best potatoes.  You may win your case, yet lose your  cash.  He bears sorrow best who hides it the  most.  An hour may rend what ah age can't  mend.   ���New    Denver   a   Close   Second.  Baek of Montreal.  Established  181*7.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     981,328.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. Gr. A. Drummond, Vice President,  ������'.-'.    E. S. Clodston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  ������������ ;  -f'VHV.'W'O ViV*"**"*! VJJ ***WJ't.*3*Taj'*',,MXW^*\J,yi'lWJ<**a,t*W*^ ��iu��iiy)m niimNr  (  Kaslo is at present establishing a high  birth rate for itself, and in that respect  is probably ahead of any town in Kootenav. During the past 30 hours there  have been no less than seven births and  ail doing well.���Nelson Tribune.  Tli eve   ave    OtHers.  There are a good many  town.���Hamilton Herald.  fools in this  Imported  Goods of rough  texture  are Popular  this season.  ueen's  irthday...  Those who are patriotic will celebrate in  SILVERTON.  The following prizes will be competed for:  Baseball Match���(Championship of the 05 100  Kootenays) ��� Q> I UU.  Reel Race���Hub and Hub,.    <fc I OO  Horse Race*-Open to all comers  ... C& I O R  Drilling    Contest���Double-hand,   open <fc I en  to the world    ... ^ ' OU  Caledonian Sports���The usual events���   $1*^0  aggregating        I U U  Lacrosse Match <���& i ���TYO  Single Fare on Railroads and Steamship lines.  Silverton invites you all.  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  Cfte passing sftow  as viewed by *����  a western editor  in tbe effete east;  HERE are some queer old towns in Ontario. While  waiting in one of^'them to catch a midnight train I  dropped into a tavern to watch events. On the rub-,  berneck seat by the fire, an old man sat. After I had  bought him a shot of boozerino he informed me that he had  lived 44 years in the town, and was paralyzed on one side.  When I informed him that I had seen people paralyzed on  both sides before they had lived a week in Sandon the  shadow of doubt flitted across his face, and when I left him  he was still trying to understand what I meant.  At Petrolia I found many changes, although the blue  clay still has the clinging affection it had years ago, when  I used to hit the trail in that section looking for boiler explosions and nitro-glycerine experiences. In this town the  glad hand for me was extremely plentiful. None gave me  a warmer welcome than my old friend Billy Covert. Billy  wore the blue during the days in which the North and  South were estranged, and upheld the glory of the starry  flag in 23 pitched battles. His comrades of the 20th Illinois  have nearly all passed into the next formation, but Billy is  still here. Billy belongs to the class of men who value  honor more than money, and would divide his bacon and  beans at any stage of tbe game. It was men like him who  put down the great rebellion in the United States and saved  the Union. The world gives them little credit, but the fact  remains. The old soldiers are much like the pioneers of  Kootenay. The recent arrivals do not care for the old trail  blazer who made the way smooth for those who are being  benefitted by the fruits of his labor. Thus it is in life, Some  get all the nuggets while the great majority have to wait  until tbey ride a bicycle down the streets of Paradise before  they can even get a glimpse ot the yellow metal.  I noticed many vacant chairs in the homes of Petrolia,  which forcibly reminded me of the fact that, we are here today and���on the 24th we are in New Denver. The Standard  Oil Co. has its grasp upon this community and the people  imagine they haye trouble. It is all imagination. They  do not know what trouble is. They should wait until they  try to play ball with Nelson. Petrolia might put in a bid  for a game on the 24th. They might also offer inducements  to Sandon for a hose reel race. If Petrolia could secure  these attractions it would shut out Silverton and save a  financial panic. I would like to see Petrolia get the celebration. It would allay the strife between the Slocan towns  and give everybody a chance to see the oil wells. Petrolia  has some good ball players who could help out Sandon.  Take Sam Pollard, for instance. Put Sam behind the bat,  Jack Prentice on 1st base, Billy Atkinson in the box, and  where would Nelson get off? Quite likely at the goose  pasture.  As tlie great novelist says, 1 digress. I started in to  write about life in the Cent Belt, and I find that I have-  wandered off the trail and got into the celebration swamp.  I must tio this no more. The celebration mania is well defined, but I do not want it    I have manias of my own.  I spent several days in and around Petrolia and in a  future letter I will tell about it. Just now I have heard  that one of my subscribers has arrived in town with a couple  of plunks in his jeans and I am going to look for him before  he invests it all in scenery or celebration funds.  c. s.  RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. K. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of Title, to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  TO VISIT OUR STORE  A N* D IN 8 V V.OT TI-J K N K W  LINE OF h'dCKEWS AND  EASY CHAIRS. THIS IS  THE SEASON   POR THE  REGULAR HOUSE   CLEANING. ARE YOU  PUTTING IN ANY OF  THK LATEST COMFORT  MAKING CO NT Ri V-  ANCES THAT WE HAVE  IN STOCK?  .WALKER & BAKER,  New    Furnitiii"<: I)��':il��!!*s and Kepaivars  Denver's     Undertakers and Knibalinevs.  N. B.-We have tlie only pi-fietieal Undertaker  and Embalmer doing business in the Sloca.11.  T.D. WOODCOCK & Co,  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. C.  Come to  New Denver  on May 24th  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of jjeople.     The rooms are. large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything*  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  And  of���  see Nelson's stock  Fishing  Tackle  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Experts say that.it is an  Al   assortment. We  have the verv latest im-  i  provements in j  Phantom and Devon Minnows, j  New Angler's Spinners, j  Otter, Eclipse and other Spoon Baits, j  Rods from 40c to $10.����       \  Reels, Lines, Flies in j  endless variety, and, in j  fact everything that a]  fisherman could desire, j  and���  \v  S. DllEWKY  Kaslo, B.C  H.T.TwiOd  New Denver. B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Lund Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, .McNeil Code.  ,T2rRashdalI & Fauquier, A wills.  I?  rs  Drug & Kuok Store  New Denver, 13. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to "��� p. m.  G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  |}OWARD WEST.  Assoc K S M. London. lCm.'  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported  on   i...    ;i  tending' purchasers.  Assay office ami Chemical  Laboratory. BkIIc  vue ave. New Denver. B C.  J, H. MILLWARD,  19  Writer  NEW DENVER.  H L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C. Sixth Year.  THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 21, 1899.  THE   WHITE   MAN'S   SHAME.  ���'Take up the white man's burden"���  And do as he has done,  In the far-off southern desert,  Under the southern sun.  Rob and murder and pillage,  For the love of bloodshed slay ;  Fight for the itch of an aucient wound,  For the shame of a distant day!  '���Take up the white mau's burden"���  His heavy load of shame,  Red with the blood of a million lives.  Cursed with an empty name.  Go. and harry the poorest,  Nor thought of mercy have!  do, and take from the richest  His all and make him slave.  ���'Take up the white man's burden "���  The lie to duty give,  And'say to your heathen brother,  "We die, that you may live."  Teach him as ye fought him,  With ruin and with death,  His freedom and life will wither,  At the touch of the white man's breath.  "Take up the white man's burden"���  And do as he has done.  Point to your fame and glory  And the victories you have won.  Say that you did it in mercy,  To lead tiiem to the light;  Cheat and k,ill and destroy them  With the power of your might.    .  "Take up the white man's burden"���  But do not claim it due  That word or look or meed of praise  Should ever come to you.  With the sword of flame you conquer  Through all the corning years.  Will you not feel the silence-���  -The judgmens of your peers ?''  ���C. H. 6-., in Chicago Times-Herald.  SOCIAL    HINTS    AND    HKI.PS.  The sociaLstatus of any family can  be g'ua��"etl most accurately by the person who answers the dooi bell. A  slatternly servant means a slatternly  mistress, or, what is almost as bad, an  incapable one. For the mistress of the  house herself to open the door when so  apparelled that she feels compelled at  once to piimg-e into a sea of apologies,  is a confession of incapability and bad  taste. The visitor who is received by a  speechless or unkempt child also receives an impression of the household  that is justly unflattering".  Fewer wives would sit lonesotnely  and disconsolately at home, while their  husbands roam elsewhere in search of  entertainment, if more wives realized  that home should be something" besides  a clean place to eat and sleep in. Men  "hate" women's tea parties and large  show functions, but they like little dinner and supper parties.' Many families  refrain from entertaining- because they  cannot do so on an expensive scale It  is, however, possible, to give small dinners and suppers that are both enjoyable and inexpensive. Ask people who  either do or will like each other, and if  you wish the women to, have a good  time have just as many men g-uests as  women g-uests If the men are to have  a g*ood time make sure that some of the  women are pretty and flattering". Men  like to be flattered.   Oh, yes, they do.  One of the secrets of having" food  g-ood is to serve all the hot food hot and  all the cold foci cold. Always have  very hot plates upon which to serve hot  food.  The stiffness so often experienced  where people are calling- upon other  people whom they do not know very  well can invariably be broken up by  offering* some sort of refreshments.. The  act of eating- and drinking- inevitably  destroys self-consciousness "and renders  all concerned less restrained  not matter very much whether it is  cider and doug-hnuts, chocolate and  doughnuts, chocolate and -wafers, a cup  of tea and a biscuit, or what not, so  long" as it is .somerhim:. It adds charm,1  however, to have whatever is served  broug'lit in deftly and served daintly.  One of the surest ways to be awkward  "in company-' is to try to act differently  from one's accustomed manner. If  one's every-day manner is not g-ood  enough for a company, then it should  be changed, but the most delightful  company'���manner is the natural manner  when it is natural to be charming". One  of the charms of an ag-reeable manner  is to seem unaffected; another is to  have something* to say worth hearing",  and to say it easily and interestingly;  another   is   to    listen    appreciating'lv  becoming accustomed to despotism, b��  prepared to yield  to despots?   I oppose  Christianity fired out of a gatling gun.  j The man who is hit. does not need the  gospel.   Every nation in  Europe wants  ! ub guilty of conquest.    If we are to be-  ! come an empire let us send Bartholdis  | statute back to France, and go to Eng-  | land and borrow �� statute of William the  i Conqueror.   Let us tre<*t the Filipinos as  j we would the Cubans, and we will erect  I in the harbor of Manila a new statute of  i Liberty in the-, old world."  I       NOT   '< GENTEEL,,*'   YOU   KNOW.  To do ordinary work Avell is honorable, to do superior work poorly is not.  A ���woman who does indifferent dress  making for a living isaid of her occupation, "I hate it; I would much prefer  washing, were it not for the name of  the thing." No wonder she got no  pleasure out of life and a patronage that  barely kept soul and body together. If  she prefers washing, why not elevate  that to her own level instead of allowing*  it to degrade her ? Surely it need be  no less honorable to launder clothes in  an artistic way than to make them in the  first place.  There are girls who are thoroughly  domestic in their tastes and training,  and who would be perfectly competent  and satisfied to do housework, yet tbey  will forego congenial work at good pay,  including board and lodging, and be glad  of the chance to do something else for  which they have no aptitude, at less  than living wages were thev obliged to  pay for their owu food and shelter instead of getting it at home. And all  because they think housework is not  "genteel." It is what we are, and not  what we do, that should count. A man  who has the right spirit within him.and  a family to support, found himself out of  steady employment. To fill up the gap  thus made in their finances his wife took  in washing. On idle days be rolled up  his sleeves, took the heavy part of the  work on his own shoulders and proved  by his conduct that he felt it not beneath  him to make an honest dollar in any  way that offered. That man is sure to  make a success of his life, and if he does  not leave his children a competency,  making their way smoother than his, he  will at least leave them the hei'itage of  a blessed memory and a practical lesson  in living worth more to them than  wealth as a factor in their own success.  There are other men in financial depressions like the present who, when  thrown out of their accustomed employment, let the wife keep the family from  starving, by washing, sewing, house  cleaning or "whatever offers, while vhey  spend their time down town anatheme-  tizing "corporations,'*  evei*ything else that  If the wife can find employment, why  not the husband ? if be does nothing  more than go into partnership with her  and let his strong muscles take the place  of her weaker ones.  ���" "monopolies" and  represents money  LIFE    AND    NATl'KE.  I passed through the gates of the city,  Tlie streets were strange and still,  Through the doors of the open church  The organs were moaning* shrill, i  Through the doors and the great high windows  I heard the murmur of prayer,  i And the sound of then* solemn singing  |    Streaming out on the sunlit air.  A sound of some great burden  1+ drioo !    That lay on the world's dark breast,  it uoeh , (-){ t.|,e olt[) amj f,i1(, siCj<) ami the lonely,  ���"**   "* '"       And the weary thiU cried for rest.  I strayed through the midst of the city,  Like one distracted or mud.  '���Oh. life!"'   "Oh, Life!"   I kept saying,  ,  And the very word seemed sad.  I passed through the gates of the city,  And heard the small birds sing,  I laid me down iu the meadows  Afar from the hell-ringing.  In the depth and the bloom of the meadows  I lay on the earth's quiet breast,  The poplar fanned me with shadows,  And the weary that cried for re-t.  Blue, blue was the heaven above me.  And the earth green at nn* feet :  -Oh,Life!"   "Oli, Life!"  'I kept saying,  And the very word seemed sweet.  ��� Archibald Lanipnian  illKSSAGE   TO    SKLF-DOUBTKltS.  when others speak,  for April.    -The Gentlewoman  WHOLESALE TRUTHS   FBOM HRYAN.  Col. W. J. Bryan, in the course of his  address at Syracuse last Thursday evening, touched   at   length on  the  money  question  bi-metallist can afford to look with con-  message that stirs  forsooth that  the  He said  on   this  subject the I perfect and   their  feeble.  Better  Much good  remains   unperformed  in  this world���whether it gets done in the  next, who can tell ?���because of self-  doubtings. Good people, principally  good women, because of lack of confidence make no attempt to utter the  within them ; for fear  utterance will be im-  own   delivery   of it  AI,!.:   SAVK   ONE.  The lady rode i.j her coach of state  As the air grew chill and the day grew late  But she felt no longing to turn and go  To her hearthstone, with its royal gfow.  For though it was warm, and rich and fair,  There never was a child to greet her there.  What treasures had she in that princely home!  There were silks from Persia and  busts from  Rome,  Pictures from Paris aud London town,  Books, and book, upstairs aiid down,  Strange, quaint things from the curious East,  But never a child to share the feast.   .  In the lady's mind was a goodly store  Of wit and learning, and culture more.  She had sailed to the eest, and sailed to the west.  She had seen all the things that are rarest and  best;  And many a wond'rous tale she kiiew.  But she had no child to tell them to.  And deep in the lady's heart there lay  Such a power of loving and giving, they say.  Such a fancy for feeling her warm arms close  Round a slim little form with cheeks of rose,  Such wealth of love had this lady true,  But never a child to give it to.  Oh, women who fret at tlie ills ol life,  The round of duty, the small, small strife,  Of daily living, with children,s needs,  Drawing you back from prouder deeds-  Think of yourselves, bereft and alone.  For love, ambition, for bread, a stone.  THE   SILVER   OJJEJEN.  A  Big   Property    in   a   Country    of   Big  Things.  Dave Cowan came down to-day with  specimens of ore from the Silver Queen,  says the Trout Lake Topic. They have  driven 33 feet of crosscut and have a  wonderful showing-, Dave says that  from the end of the tunnel driven by  Jack Stauber a couple of years ago,  they came onto a body of solid zinc ore  some two feet in thickness. Next to  this'are bodies of galena in a quartz  gangue���concentrating" ore���for over 10  feet. Then comes 12 inches of iron ore.  and next this is 18 inches of solid steel  g'alena. The filling is quartz. The foot-  wall has not been reached yet and the  work of crosscutting1 will still be continued.  This property is located on the Great  Northern 'lead', and the walls_ of that  property are black slate. No black  slate has been encountered yet on the  Silver Queen, nor any ore resembling"  the product of the Northern, so it is  reasonable to suppose that if the work  of crosscutting- is continued, this lead  will be,encountered. This exposure on  the Silver Queen up to the present  shows that the lead is an enormous one  and that the possibilities for the property are immense. Regarding" the zinc  ore'it has been the experience both on  the Cup and more recently on the Nettie  L. that when this mineral is followed up  it changes-' to gray copper. This was  the case only a few days ago with the  Nettie L. arid a year or so ago with the  Cup. On the Nettie L. the zinc ore,  which is identical with that of the Silver  Queen, gave returns of over 200 ounces  of silver to the ton.  HOTEL  Victoria  J(li> V.I I-I >>  ] i.-j.  HEATED BY UOT AID  and Electric H U I A I ti  Bells mid Light in every room!...  Large mid well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station. Free bus meets all trains.....  Reasonable Rates.  J. C. HARRI  General Drayman, Ice,  Hav and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  Ice Houses  AND SOO LINE.  Fiji- those who want tbe  EASTSf&WEST  To any point in United Stales or Canada  Livery  .and  Bait Stables.  REVELSTOKE  -TPavelePs.  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI.can City.  GETHING & HENDKRXON, Proprietors.  J.K.CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  Reports made on Mining Properties  in any section of Kootenay.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Monday, Monday Fractional,   Sunshine,  Kasa Frstctioiik], Yakima, Oregon  and Uline Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.       Where  located:   At  ��� the head of Howson Creek.  ���PAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Drewry^act-  1 ing as agent for the Sunshine Mining Com-  imiiiv. Limited, Free Miner's certificate  Xo. 12071 A, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, lo apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that .action under Sec.  .'17 must be commenced before 1 he issuance of such  certificates of' improvements.  Dated this 'list day of October. 1898.  ' XV. S. DREWRY.  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily for St: Pa ui  Thursdays   for   Montreal   and   Boston-  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  First-class Sleeper on all Main Line Trains.  Tickets issued and Baggage checked  to destin  ation.   Xo Cu**toms Difficulties.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:45k Daily: lv���DenverC. Siding���ar: Daily 15 50k  8:35k ex.Sun:IIv N. Denver Ldg: ar ex. Sun.10:00k  NHLSON, TRAIL, KOSSLANI". ETC.  3:50k ex. Sun: lv X'. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  Havana  >Iinei*al Claim.  SANDON,  B. Q.  T-^R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, BC '  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  a failure than no attempt at  all; better any form of belief than no  belief at all; better humiliation and  j confusion of face at an intellectual  tumble than no first step; better weakness that does its best than strength  that selfishly shuts itself away for a  more   convenient season.    There must  tempt upon gold bugs. President Me  Kinley sent a commission . to Europe  asking- help to get rid1'of the gold standard. A Republican congress stood behind him. "It would hot vote $100,000  to get rid of the gold  standard if it was  good to keep.    Whv did  France with a ,   . .   ,,    .  Sold standard for 25  years  vote to help j nse to the open  ear ot all ot us at times,  us? * England's working men  petitioned   the moan, the groan,  the  shriek of the  the government for bi-metalism.   Eng-   world   as   it   demands   from   everyone  land did not join  with us because Eng- j according   to   his   ability.    That voice  lieh bankers, meeting in  secret session,  influenced   the  government.     England  controls Europe, and Europe through the  European   party   controls   the    United  DEEP   SORROW   AT    HOME.  At 10 o'clock last ni��-ht a telegram  was received by Mr. Thomas O'Connell,  of the Commercial Hotel, from H. J.  Robie, at New Denver,Kootenay,asking*  him to "inform: Capt. W. L. Jeffrey  that his son Fred.' was drowned, and  that the body had not been found."  The deceased Frederick Jeffrey, was  the second son of Captain and Mrs W.  L. Jeffrey, residing* on Newcastle Town-  site, this'city, and the sudden affliction  is a terrible blow to the ag-ed parents,'to  whom will go out the earnest sympathy  of the community in this dark hour of  their sorrow aiid bereavement. The  deceased young* man, who was born in  London, 'England, in 1S73, and was  therefore "27" years of ag*c, was most  hisiily respected by those who had the  pleasure of his acquaintance, and the  news of his untimely death will be read  with deep regret. ���Nanaiino Free Press.  Postoffice matters at Grand Forks  were a trifle mixed last week. The  newly-appointed postmaster, C. W.  AVhite, of Kamloops, refused to act on  account of the very small salary. Inspector Dorman arrived to find a large  number of mail sacks piled up on the  street, the deputy, R. F. Petrie, having  also refused to continue at the small  salary paid. After wiring* to Ottawa,  the matter was temporarily arranged,  and now a petition has been gotten up  for the appointment of Mr. Petrie as  postmaster.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings a Ways on hand.  J. M. M. BENEDTJM,  Silverton.  FOR CROI: IERS, BEADS,'St An-  tliDiiv'ri Medals, Little Chaplet of St. Anthony and Cancelled Postage Stamp**, write to  Agency Bethlehem Apostolic School, 153 Shaw  St., Montreal, Que. .  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division oJ West  Kootenay  District.      Where located: On  Xortli Fork of Carjienter* Creek, about one  and one-half miles from Three Forks,-B. C.  rpAKE N< ���TICE that I  E. M. Sandilands. F. M.  1   C. So. 1U'J2A, agent J'or Henrietta Gintzbur-  ger. F.M.C.Xo. 32915 intend, GO days from the date  liereof.ro apply to flic Mining Recorder for a  CcrHiicate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining:!.Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section  '17, must be   commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of March, 189!).  , Daisy.   Kastoris,-   Iliiinpton,   Victory and  Clarence Mineral Claims.  Situate in [lio Slocan .Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Wlieiv located: West  of lli-wsljii Creek, near tlie Alamo.  q\-VKK XOTICK that I, W. S. Draw!*-.-,as agent  �� for The Scottish Colonial Gold Fields. Ltd.,  F. M.Cert. Xo. .-*J:-J325a. and George W. Hughes,  F. M. Gert. Xn. 01075, intend sixty days from tho  date hereof to apply to tlie Mining Recorder  for certificates of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Crown grants of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 20th dav of January. 18SJJ.  j-'C W. S. DEEWKY.  JLot SiS(i��� Gladstone Mineral Claim.  Ascertain rates and  full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent Xew Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  ffow to get there is via C. P. Ry & Soo Line.  k  SYSTEM.  NELSON & FORT SHFPPARD CO.  RED .MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  PiijO-et .Sound Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Situate in tho Sloean Mining Division of Vv est  Kootenay District.   Where located: About  live miles east of McGuigan Station of the  Kaslo and Slocan Railway, adjoining the  Cariboc   Mineral claim of ihe Rambler and  Cariboo Con.  Gold and Silver Mining Company.  'PAKE NOTICE that I. Robert E. Palmer, as  J    acinit   for  Edward  Malum.  l<\ M.   C. No  <*1537,and A. AV. Siesle. K. M.C. No.405!"a, intend  sixty days from the date hereof to aimlvtothe  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining'a Crown grant  of, the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this -.'Gth day of January, 189D.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  6. R, R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting line Ticket agents  C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane, Wash  California  Wine Co.,  Wholesale  Wines, Liquors  and Cigars.  All orders by mail promptly attended to.  States. You heard me called hard names  in 1896, but you have not a name hard  enough to keep me from protesting  against a handful of English bankers  controlling 70,000,000 people in this  country. In 1896 we opposed the trusts  so much that they all opposed us. The  Republicans, on the contrary, are trying  to organize a paper money trust, to turn  over the money market to the national  banks. Unless trusts are throttled there  is no chance for the young of today. We  ask Republicans to help us save the  government.  A large standing army  is a burden to  the taxpayers  and  a  menace +o the i*e-  must be heeded and our little best done,  or we prove recreant to the responsibility of living. If we are to be surrounded  with comforts, and protected by order  and peace and justice; if we are to be  carefully shielded from things that are  unpleasant and terrible: let us appreciate  that these things al! exist because others  just as imperfect in their work as we  may be have done their best, made their  contribution and passed on. The thought  of this little message, therefore, condenses itself down to this that those who  can do and do not are selfish, and those  who want to do and therefore can do  yet do not are blameworthy; that those  who take the blessings bf life and make  no return to the world that now is forth e generous throwing in of effort by  those who have gone before are vampires  Of lifting  the load of  trouble    from   the  W3,VS    shouldei"s    of   the  J        wearv,     wavworn  traveller as he passes on his way.      To  know just What to do and when to do it  has puzzled the minds of some of the  greatest hotel men of the age.      We do  not claim  any great superiority over  others, but ��� we have learned  bAr close  attention   to the   requirements  ot our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the  comforts and popularity  of our  house.    Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when  the  clouds of adversity  darkened the trails of every  camp in  Kootenay, and they are  with us still now when  the* suns  of prosperity  shine forth  in splendor  making mellow the heart  public.  This nation can depend upon its j They draw strength from those who rest  -   -    ���     -      from labors, and the world sees no result  volunteers.    They can  defend  it in the  hour of danger.    What has happened to  make more "soldiers  necessary,  nothing  but a  republican  administration.    The  president says our occupation of Cuba is  temporary.    There is no trouble in Porto  Rico      Seventy  thousand   soldiers  are  wanted to carry tlie   benign  blessing of  freedom to the Filipinos?    Who will pay  the cost?   If the Filipinos, they must be  taxed four times  as high as Spain taxed \  them,    if we pay il, ask agold man how  it will get back to the taxpayers?   Common people furnish   soldiers and syndicates get the money paid for war.    Shall  we call our chief executive piesident of;  the  United States and  emperor of the ;  Philippines?   Government by one man, ;  . backed Jby force, is despotism.    People j  who are opposed   to  taking  the Philip- j  pines plead not for the Filipinos, but for |  the American people.    Who may not by ,  i  of that strength'.  Karly    Minnesota    .Alining-  The earlist iniiiiiii'* within the area  that now is Minnesota was by Le Sueur,  who in April, 1701, mined 30.000 pounds  ol'what he supposed to bean ore o'  copper, from the bank of the Blue Earth  river or of the Le, Sueur rifer near  their junction, a few miles southwest of  Mank'ato. He sent-1,000 pounds of this  material to France. It was probably a  peculiar dark green shale, which outcrops beside the Blue Earth riyer, or an  equally remarkable blue earth of the  same vicinity, which the Sioux used as  a pigment, in either case worthless as  a source of copper of any metallic pro-  duet.  James  otei  New Denver  JACOBSON& GO.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADINCCO.,  LTD.  Summer Time Curd effective June 20, 1808.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.   INTERNATIONAL.        ' ���* ' "  Si-utli Bound      ~ North Bound  Rend down. Read ii|>.  SANDON  Train lvs Dally. 1.00 pm   Train ar daily K'.oO am  KASLO  '* ar *' ���".IS pm Train lv '' S 00 nm  -Boat lv 3.30am ���Kaslo��� Boat ar 8.S0 pm.-*;.  z.      "     -1.30 tun    Ainsworth **     7.3tipm =  ~      "     fl.OOam    Pilot Bay "     ��..J5 pm -  "     5.30am      Balfour "     fi.io pm7*  if Boat iirii.-ln am. Five Mile Pt ������ 5.23 pm ��:  .',      '"     7.15 am      Nelson "���lv 4.45 pm '-  -Train ar lo.oriam Northport, Train lvl.55 pm >>  = ������ 1120 am Rossland " 1"*.05 purr  ������      "       .'tinpm    Spokane "      8.30 ami  SS. ALBERTA.  Read down. Read up.  Sandon  Daily train lv 1.00 pm        Daily train nrlo.So am  Kaslo  ar 3.45 pm ���"'        lv  s.oo am  H    Boat lv 5.00 pm Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pin  '/,-% *' ('.-'Opm Ainsworth Boat ar 11.-10 pm���  ���"* "        *   7.oi) pm   Pilot Bay        *'      II 00 pm S  2J.Tr  * lo.oo pm Kuskonook  * 12.00pm Goat River  * 1.00 am   Boundary        '*  ir S.Ofi am Bonner's F'ry *    lv  rain Ivll.-io am      "      Train ar  ar **. 15 pm Spokane:      '"     lv  ���S.0O pin^:  0.00 pm^  5.00 pm >,  2.00 pm-c  1.15 pm*-"  7.50 amx1  SPKCIAL KOOTENAV LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing .June 20,180S.  On Monday, Thursday and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. nt. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Leaving Nelson at 8 a. m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'I Mgr  P. O. Box 122. Kaslo. B.C.  TIME CARD  Taking- effect 1.00 o'clock a. ra.  Jan; 3, 189!), Pacific or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Arrive. 3 55  3 20  ���i 25  2 10  ''        2 00  1 15  1 31  1 25  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  INSANDON   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  �� A fi  0>   -T*  Agents for B. C. .Sn.a'ar Refinery and Royal  City Pianino; Mills.  K\^i^-#tl^  Leave s no A.M.   Kaslo Arrive. 3 55 P.M  ���'   8 .12     *���      South Fork  "    !' 30     "       Sproule's  "   ii 15     "  .   Whitewater      :i  '*   !i 55     ���'      Bear Lake "  ������ 10 12     "'      MoGuigiui  " 10 :;.*1     ���*       Bailey's  ���' lo 25     *'      Cody'.Junction  "  An*.  10 ���in   . "      Sandon Leave 1 15  CODY    LINK.  Lcavi*. 11.(Kin.in ��� Sandon ��� Arrive,  li.oii a.m  11.10   " Chdv Junction Leave. 11 .no a.m  Arrive, 11.25   "    ���' 0<��!v    - **     11.35 a.m  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Sutiprintcndei.i  For clicap  railroad  and stcimsbip tickets  to  anil from all. points,  Hpply tf)  S.  CAMPBELL.  Atrent. Sandon.  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price  List :  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each  SI.50  Gold. Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead  2 00  Conner fby Electrolysis!  2 oo  Gold, Silver. <Yip|icr and Lead  -1 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copj/MT  2 50  Gold. Silver and Copper      300  Platinum  5 00  Mercury  2  Iron or Manganese  2 nj  Limes Magnesium. Barium. Silica, Sulphur, each  2 00  Bismuth,Tin. Cobalt. Nickel. Antimony,  /Cine,and Arsenic each .".. too  Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter. Ash.  and pereentnLre of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms:   Cash  With Sample.  Jime 20th. J8U5.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer .-inil  Arjilvst m  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 27, 1899.  Sixth Year  M IN ING   RiSBORDS  tiie following is a complete listof the  mining transactions recorded c'tiring the  week in the several miniiig divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve-were  as follows :���  LOCATIONS;.  Al'itn. 13���Lillie Ruth. Goat mountain, Wm  Barker.  Blue Bird, same, Eliszer Barker.  Molly Bawn ajid Pride of the Wesi:, Three.  Forks. Roscar C Cameron. -  Malolos. Carpenter creek, I) Cameron.  Ai-Kir. 14���Canadian Bov Fraction, Noble Five  Hill, Win. Braden.  Amu, 15���Lone Star, re-location' of Texas  Boy. Four Mile creek,.J Tiuliug.  Al'itiL IS-Silver Kev Fraction, Galena Farm *  Til Clement.  Ai'iiu. 21���Hidden Treasure. Carpenter. John  Sheridan.  Al'K li. 24��� Sweet Grass. Goat mountain, .ME  'Vnung.  ASSKHSMEXTS.  Ai'i: 11.15 ���Echo, 11 iilside, I C Ii.  Arieli. 17���Malvana, .June, Maple, Santiago,  >>no�� Storm.  Arm. la���Gluu, Smuggler.  Ant ii. 21���Ma Mere, Mineral -King, Mascott,  two years, L H, Cascade, two year*.  Ai-RiT. 22���Willard, Hazard, Burnside.  Al'itn. 25���Frank Fraction,  Cache so leaving Neil to guard the packs  I decided to take the horses down light.  Here was more disappointment; more  snow slides and a big steep, rocky bluff  that sloped down to the river, which was  deep and partly covered with broken and  floating ice; The pack trail cribbing  was torn out by a big snowslide, the soft  snow resting on the water and not firm  enough to hold up: Feed was near, but  no way to get it. We drove the horses  back to where there was a little brush  and worked till 11 o'clock that night  packing big chunks of snow in the crevasses and tramping them down with our  feet. That night the wind blew furiously, timber falling -all around us. A tree  fell on one of the horses' back, hurting  him pretty bad. Next morning the snow  had frozen pretty hard, as we expected,  and the outfit got over safely. Then we  reached only six inches of snow. It was  terribly cold. Two mules froze to death,  and McLaughlin fi;oze bis feet. We met  Price and Evans next day, and are now  all right," . '  ADVERTISING    APHORISMS.  trict; George J. Ross, of the Canadian  Rand Drill Company, was recently in  Duluth,where he closed a contract with  Col. J. S, Hillyer, of the Alice A. and  Lucky Coon mines, for a large bill of  mining machinery for, those mines, including a 4-drill 'compressor plant for  the Alice A, and a 7-drill plant for the  Lucky Coon. A complete telephone  system will be put in between these  mines and Mine Centre.  Iron    Production    of   the   World.  TltANSI'KI'S.  Arini. M- Portland, E S Williams (������ Geo B  Dean."���������7.oafi bond due June id, extension of time  to Nov in.  u|< No2, CS Fall-to 1* Cameron, pouvr of  attorney, June **0, w.-.l.  .Al'Kil. lf�����Neglected *���,��� S T f livings and W H  Witham to II M Walker, agreement to transfer  v>f interest ii'um completion of work, Feb. is.  Same. H M Walker to Moi-m-m McMillan !'/��. S  T Walker 2/0. C G Baker 2/0, agreement to trans-.  ter interests, April 15. ,  Ai'UlL 17���Snow Storm and Santiago Fraction  I) M Bongard to F D lionirnnl. all  interest, July  Silver rum.' I. 1) M iBongard to F L> Btngard,  Julv 25. 'US.  Chicago No 2, 1. M M Frv to A U Coplen, July  15, '05. .r.O.  Sained, AC Fry lo I) A Ooplati. April 4,*j-.r>.,  Al'Hir. 18-Walluce J, John Wilson to R W  Thompson, Nov 25.'OS.  Mountain View J, J MeMartin to Mary 0 Mc:  Martin, .March lii^lOO. '���  Ai'iur. 21���Alpba. Alpha Fraction. Lakeview  Fraction. Lakeview No 12. J iueaeh, L J Tbomas  to Northwest Mining Syndicate. Ltd, April 15.  Colordado, Andrew Jay, Utiea, Roekey Moulder, A dice, Patrick MeCue and Bridget Medio to  ���J \V Peyton. DC Carbcry and Austin Carbery,  boiid in sum of .Hi.ooo.  Ai'HiL 22-C & R and Annie C, i in each, \V H  Brandon to C Kloepher. Feb 4.  Convention Fraction, power of attorney, AC  Belme to V H Behne. March 11.  Sigshee Fraction, Wm Nivea to A C Behne,  Aug 10,'98.  June Bug���Jair.es II Moran to A C Behne, Aug  10, '98.  AINSWORTH    DIVISION.  .-Ai'itn.-s-  Al'Rlf. 12-  LOCATIONS.  -Modoc, RWIiiddell.  -Dewey, W L Hancock.  AHSESSM.ICNTS.  Normandy, Jessie A. Laurier,  April7���Normandy, Jessie A. Laurier, Bebe  Fraction.  Aran, 1.0���Slocan, North America..  Al'K11.11���Silver Boll, Golden Bell, Bald Eagle,  Hope Fraction, Bay View.  Aran. 12���Indication, Cedar, May Flower.  Aran, 13���Heather Bell, Boulder, No 5, Liike-  view.  TKANSt-i;ns.  Ai'iur, 8���Gordon J, JH Bowes to HD Hawyer.  Aran. 10���Dryore. permit to transfer work  done on Pandora, by W J H Holmes.  4.1'Kir, 12���Carbonate No 2, Clearwater, Senate  Congress and Sewill��� J IS Jones to E M Siindi-  lands and AI L Grimmett.  Ai'Rii. 14-Carson, Carl Nelson and Wm Nelson  to J Wall.  Silver Tip. North Star, Ruro,option, A S Baird  and Miiuiie Boeteher to M Hicks.  SLOCAN    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 1898.  17,904 tons. January 1st, 1890, to  April "2*.2nd :  From Sandon.  Payne   Last Chance   Sloean Star   Sapphire   Coin   Ajax    Sovereign   Reeo   Ivanhoe    Treasure Vault   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill   From Three Forks  Idaho Mines   Week.  .    200  .     80  Queen Bess.  Wi  fild Goose.  Monitor   From Whitewater.  Whitewater      siu  Jackson      15  Bell   Wellington.   From McGuigan.  Antoine   Rambler..   Dardanelles   Great Western   From New Denver.  Bosun      40  Marion   From Silverton.  Fidelity.*   Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith   Comstock   Total tons      431  THK    HUNT    FOR    GOtD.  Total.  3,911  1,880  123  IS  12  40  20  180  119  112  IS  (!G0  1,180  15  200  827  4!5  30  11  45  195  . 80  48  400  20  3  320  580  m  120  11,910  Perils and Trials of   a Prospector's Life  In the .faspei-Pa.su.  The Edmonton Bulletin in a recent  issue published a letter from a prospector, which illustrates the perils and  privations of the gold-hunter'slife. The  writer is Frank A. Jackson. He and  some- companions had discovered something that they deemed rich in the  .Taspr Pass and were on their way out to  record it. Jackson kept a diary which  he forwarded to Edmonton to his wife,  who lives there.    Here are some extracts  from it in reference to their experiences  in the Yellow Head l'ass:  "Camped in three feet ���'ix inches of  snow; no feed. Burnt eounUy ; bij,r logs.  Christmas night. Snow turning to rain.  We tied up our horses. 'I'llis is what L  expected, and so prepared for a last  struggle to lower country with less snow  and good feed, where, we could lie safe  with every horse we lett Edmonton with,  except, the one left on the "Wadco'l,  which we expect to pick up going back. I  brought out the small feed of oats we  had kept and divided them up, then took  my pads, ripped them up and fed the  horses the little hay that was in them..  Next day it was raining heavily, and we :  had to  cross*    deep   gulches    with   snow  slides on them.     I was going up the side  of the   gulch    leading  my   saddle   horse;  when I heard a. slide shirt, 1 dropped the !  bridle reins and ran ahead over the trail. ;  I was not caught by   the   full force of it, ;  but my   horse   was. and   was buried in j  it, but not injured  Writing in the Seattle Trade Re��-ister  of "The Best Kinds of Advertising," C.  V. White says:  There is no great secret about advertising.  Good advertising- tells the store news  in an interesting manner. It tells it in  such a way that people are -influenced,  made to believe that they are not getting  all that they could get and are entitled  to, if tbey don't trade at "Smith's."  It is creating the impression that "all  whisky is good." but Smith's is better  than others.  Difference,in advertising comes from  difference in opinion as to the way to  convince.  The merchant who puts tbe card in  the paper and lets it run for a year without a change is positive that his method  is as good as any. ,  The man who is a student of human  nature, works three or four hours on one  advt., and changes his ad. every day, is  positive he is right.  The merchant whose ad'vs. are models  of grammatical construction, and read  smoothly, says lie is right.  The jocular: individual who puts witticisms in his space knows he is right.  The man who quotes prices, the man  who argues and quotes prices, also the  man who doesn't quote prices, all are  equally positive that they are right and  that the others are wrong.  It's a sort of free-for-all argument.  Every man from his point of view has  the best of it. He has tried his method  and knows it to be successful.  Each knows his methods to be successful, and knows equally well that it  is more successful than the other fellow's  methods.  Good advertising is a matter of opinion.  Profitable advertising is the kind that  brings in the most profit for the least  delay.  Ninety times out of every hundred,  the man who gives his advertising an  hour's time each day will do better advertising than the man who gives it a  hurried 10 minutes time.  A man may write a good adv. in 10  minutes, but he can make a better advt.  if he takes 20 minutes.  A man can't decide what will interest  the public in a hurry. He can't afford  to jump at conclusions.  While nine out of 10 advertisers will  admit off-hand that the man who devotes  all his time to advertising, knows more  about advertising generally, they will  assert that he doesn't know more about  advertising their business. He can't,  for they have advertised it and know.  One business is practically the same as  another. The customer wants something, goes to the store and buys it. If  the salesman is proficient he may sell  something additional.  Each store has certain features that  are advantageous to the customer. The  one that has the most good features and  the least bad features will have the  largest success, everything else being  equal.  The store, of whose good features the  greatest number of people know, will  succeed quickest and will have eventually, the largest success.  Let the people know of these good  features by continuous advertising and  they will believe that they really exist.  The ability to give these facts to the  public quickly and at the least possible  expense is a matter of study, practice  and experience. With the same amount  of each, success in advertising depends  on a man's natural ability.  Tables which merely show tons of ore,  without stating* the average percentages  of metal, must be read with caution ;  but whether judged by the gross weight  of the ore, or by the actual amount of  metal present, the United States take  the lead among the iron-yielding countries. Great Britain comes next as a  producer of iron, and is followed by  Germany with its ten million tons of  ore, derived mainly from the poorer but  easily wrought deposits of Alsace-Lorraine. Spain ranks fourth .with-a production of seven million tons of ore, but  in comparing its position with that of  Germany the higher percentage of  metal in the Spanish ores should be  borne in mind. In the same way the  percentage of iron in the ore produced  in Luxemberg* must be considered in  comparing its output of five million tons  with that of France, Russia,and Austria,-  Hungary.���British Colonial and Foreign  Statistics,: 1897.  Two    Trains    Daily.  Not for  A Winnipeg idespatch says: Under  the new time-card to go into effect next  month on the Canadian Pacific Railway,  it is expected that two trains,will leave  Winnipeg daily for Vancouver and an  additional train having Nelson, B. C,  for its terminus. The latter tram will  serve Crow's Nest Pass points from  Winnipeg direct.  Is now prepared to buy all  E  of Flour  and Feed  May 24th  only, but for all time and for  all people. You will find  the largest stock of Best  Flour and Breakfast Cereals  AT HOBEN'S  Specials in these lines offered  to patrons. Prices made a  matter of inducement to big  buyers in these lines���to  the mines and hotels anywhere in the Slocan.  Do not let this slip your  mind when you want a sap-  ply of Fresh, Sweet and  Juicv Ham and Bacon, or  Canned Goods of any kind,  . that the best place to get it is  AT HOBEN'S  Mailorders.  New Denver, B. C.  JOHN WILLIAMS  ���'���  Dealer in  '    IMPORTED  AVD DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lanch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  To the-Ladies of  Ssindon mind  o  o  GREETING:��� We have on hand  about 400 pairs of Ladies' and Children's  shoes which we are to dispose of at a  sacrifice in order to make room in our  salesroom for new stock now on the road.  The stock includes a fine line of Tie,  Strap and Buckle Slippers in Tan and  Black Ladies'lace and button shoes-  latest styles.  Quilted Satin and Felt Slippers.  Children's Spring-& High-heel shoes  A special line of Boys School Shoes.  E. R. ATHBRTON CO., Ltd,  POST OFFICb STORE. SANDON.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Established lSf'S.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOAV SHADES.  These are all New Stock. New Patterns and New Prices.  SANDON:  fos.  =ROSSLAND  Also all classes ol metallurgical products. Prompt settlement made on  day ot arrival at the sampler.  Lowest rates regarding" treatment.  The careful attention given to the  largest consignments will be extended  to the smallest shipper, Communications will  receive  prompt attention.  g. m. Mcdowell,  Manager.  Address���P. 0. Drawer D.  0. M. Rosendale, Purchasing Agt.  WE ARE GIVING SPECIAL  A TTENTION TO  SANDON, B. C.  Mining* Stocks bought mirt Sold.   Crcuvral Ayent  for Si own 1 Properties. Promising:-   Prospects For Snlc. ���������-���  The  Nakusp,  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE,'        - - -       -   ��� '; - Proprietor.  &  Co.  Dealers in  ���i comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  Sent by mail for  GEXEKAT,    MIX IN'C.    l"I.OAT.  Spain is the greatest lead-producing"  country in the "world, it is followed at  no great distance hy the United States.  Germany produces "little more than half  the total output of Spain.  The Try-Again, situated on Six Mile  creek, distant about eight miles from  Fort Steele, has been bonded by Mr. A.  W. Bleasdell to Mr. Charles Estinere,  who has rebonded to Spokane parties  for $10,000.  At the oilic?. of the Le Roi Mining  Company, In Spokane, is.a photograph  of various papers, including a mining  certiiicate, revenue stamps to the  amount of over $-200 and a clmque for  over 81,000,000, till pertaining to the stile,  of the Le Roi mine.  Cripple Creek is a *\yunderfill mining  camp. The. mines there are producing  '1,(1(10 tons of sylvanite ore per (lay,  which averages about ������?���!() to the ton.  There are about -lo,o;io people in the  Cripple ('rce.k camp. The productive  area at Cripple, ('reek is about seven  miles long* by three miles wide.  Tiie Montreal Mining fix-change will  !),' started in a comparatively short  time Legislation will he asked fur at.  tii'' next session ol the Quebec Legislature, but in the lueantiineauthoriry will  l>e obtained for the opening of the exchange. T!ii! charter members will  number ten, and it i> tjtiitc, likely that  the. exchange, will start with a membership of twenty or more  The liepublic  eiiiuieiiniing v!-  public   Camp  "A great:  about   '���'ci'tiblie  ridiculous,   pun  Pal ma  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Draying. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  Stationery  and a complete line of*  Upon receipt, of your watch we examine it, then drop vou a post card,  stating what repairs are required  and the cost. By the time we have  received your remittance, your  watch has been repaired and regulated and is ready to return.  All work Guaranteed.  Agent   for   the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  Q,'W, -GRIMMETT,  Jewe!le;r and Optkiain,  >a:*riidlo:iji,  loadqitarters. for  Mining  Commercial Men.  and  DR. MILLOY,  Rooms in Virginia Blk,   Sandon.  Eje$ tested and glasses  fitted for aiiv vision  Whitewater, B.C.  ASLO MOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  J.������;���.-.  ^     Rooms  . Fitted with everv modern  convenience. Special protection against lire. Rates $2.50  and %o per day.  COCKLE &  PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To ami from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry a^ent or���  G. B. GARRETT.  C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.  WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN*   GOETTSCHE,  XEW DENVER.  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Grown. Plate and Bridg*e work.  Office. Broken Hill Blk.   Nelson.  TEE"  Slocan City  ER BROS,  Proprietors.  i'loui'.i'i* has  ;in  *H*!.iH*-  t'iii'.  iiviir-lniiiiniiii;"  ol'   Ifc-  !t   says,   for   iusljnu-i!:  (Hun nf lri'iif.ci- is lieiii.'^'priii!'(''.fl  and   the  mini's  tluit is  ���   i*or   in  l nex-  an  fit i*.  \V  shovcllc  linn  out. ami ti-iunpLci it tiylit, and so got the |  outfit over. We (���limped that night on !  a lii'/ii hiMich. It was dark and raining  furiously; no f^ed ; everything burnt. I  had to watch the horses to keep them !  from eating up the packs. We were ]  then only a day's drive from Tete Jaime j u  effect, is to injure the camp and  peels. Some people imagine  exaggeration   rhe>    help   eleve  ns pros-  that by  opment.  i In *���  w  hoi  esale lying about the eamp is  Jam  the  especial   work   of  gratters  facts are enough for Republic."  With  the.  opening   of   navigation  a  large   <*uantity   of   mining  machinery  'ft; taken into  the Seine Rivet* dis-  Has removed i'roi.u   his old stand in  The Sloean News Co. building.  to   next   door   to  Donaldson's Drug Store,  SANDON.  You Can  KlT\q  s  ave  By selecting your*  BROOCJilES  PENDANTS  NECKLACES  BRACELETS  RINGS  Set with Diamond.*;  Emeralds., Opals, Pearls.  Rubies and Olivines       ���^.  &  From  the  immense  stock  of .Watches, in Solid  Gold. Gold Filled, or Si'ver Oases, in all sizes  from  the  smallest  in  Lady's to  those  suitable for the most severe work.  ^"Everything in clocks for either Office, Hall,  Mantle or Bedroom. There is nothing in British  Columbia as good in   Jewelery and Silverware.  Tho Woll-Knowii and Keliablo Mei-i'Iini Britannia Holloiv-ware and  1S47 Ko"*evs Bros. Knives, Forks and Spoons. Goods houglit in  this storo will b<; ENGllAVKO FKKK. Orders   hy  mail  promptly  attends to. JACOB DOVER, Nelson, B. C. 


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