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 fO  iu  'j>/i      &l  'c"*';  Volume V.   No.  10.  NEW DENVER, B. C, DECEMBER 9,  1897.  Price. $2 00 Year  &r%&t/^lt]%r&l Wealth-  Avorth and Slocan City that Mill be  steady and extensive skippers during  the present season, and it is a noteworthy fact that these ores give an  average value of considerably more  than 8100 per ton. Of a verity, the  silver deposits of Kootenay are the  very richest on the American continent!  IT    COMES    VERY    IirGH.  Costs  Movie City, B. C���-This city takes its  namfi from a lovely  lake  that stretches  for about 10   miles   along  the base of a  ridge of   mountains.    It   is,   Of course,  only a city in embrayo, for its birth took  place in the present year of grace.    The  situation is a charming one on the shores  of the lake, and it looks as if there were  a prosperous future  in  store for tbe infant city.    At present it is  far beyond  the confines of civilization, for it is fully  a hundred miles from  railroad transportation,   but   next   year    the   Canadian  Pacific road will wake the echoes of these  mountains and give Moyie  city  connection with   the commercial world.    The  Crow's. Nest   Pass   railrotd   will   have  almost revolutionary   effects on northwestern trade.    It will open  up almost  an empire  in  extent and an empire of  almost   boundless  resources.    The  coal  deposits of the   Crow's   Nest   Pass are  probably unrivalled  on the globe in extent and value, and   the lead, silver and  ,     copper mines of  East  Kootenay bid fan-  to be phenomenal.  West Kootenay has now the richest  lead and silver, mines in the world. The  Broken  Hill lead  and  silver mines are  the biggest producers of lead  and silver  now being worked,   but the Broken Hill  mines would be considered "wildcats" in  Kootenay, for  tlie ore is  so low  grade  that it would be  worthless  here.     The  Payne  mine   pays   S80,000 a   month in  dividends and  the   Reco  $50,000.    Ancl  there are half a dozen  other silver-lead  properties in Kootenay paying big  dividends on small investments.    But when  this new railroad  rumbles  and  rushes  through  East   Kootenay   the mines of  West Kootenay  will   be   cast into  the  shade   by   two  or   three now being developed here.  One of these is the North Star. This  is a galena mine, and by many considered the biggest mine in Canada. It is  owned by Montreal parties, and when  railroad connection is made it will ship  more ore than all the silver-iead mines  in West Kootenay do at present.  Fifty miles  to  the south of the North  Star and close to this  new city is the St.  Eugene.    I  have grave doubts whether  the North Star will hold its  supremecy  long after   the St.   Eugene  has  begun  operations.    In  fact  I  am  assured  by  able mining men that the  St. Eugene is  the richest mine in  Canada.    It is developed by a series of shafts and tunnels,  and developed, too,  in  a manner  that  delights a miner's heart, and above the  lowest  tunnel, which can  obtain  but a  depth of 500 feet at  the extreme end,  there are (10,000 tons  of lead and silver  ore.   This ore carries 68 per cent, of lead  and from 50 to 60   ozs.  of silver  to  the  ton.    Were   the   mine   in   the   United  States, each ton   of   this   ore  would be  worth $100, and after paying freight and  treatment charges  it  would   net   $80 to  the   ton; that is,   there  is ore enough  above  No.   3   tunnel   to net $4,800,000.  But situated in Canada, where  there is  practically  no  lead  market, and where  all galena ore has to go to the United  States, which exacts a duty  of $45 a ton  on lead, the  St.  Eugene  can  be  safely  depended on to net $30 a  ton on  every  ton of ore in sight.    Tins  shows  the St.  Eugene has a profit in sight of $1,800,000.  and, of course,   the  chances  are  all   in  favor of the mine being  far  bigger   and  richer and more  concentrated below the  level of No. 3 tunnel than it is above.  There  is a   strange  story linked with  the discovery of the St.  Eugene.   James  Cronin, a keen, bright, intelligent Irishman, had  been  mining in the  far west  for 20  years,    lie easily   held   a   place  among the very best  as" superintendant  or manager of  mines.    Whenever difficulties  arose   in   mines, or new mining  plants had to be put  in operation, Cron-  in's services were always at a premium,  but during his twenty years in   the west  he never could  chance  upon  a mine for  himself.    Sometimes  he  would spend a  whole year in  the  mountains  prospecting, but his money would give out and  he would have to go back  to  work.    In  1893 he was sent to  examine  the North  Star mine.    Early  in  June  he  started  out from Fort Steele  mounted on one of  those undersized horses which go by the  name of a cayuse. The cayuse is at home  in the  mountains  and   is  an  animal of  great endurance   and   strength,   but at  times it is meaner and more treacherous  than  a   Sicilian   bandit.    Once  in   tbe  Okanagan,while riding along a mountain  trail on the back of a caynse, the animal  suddenly  began   to   buck  with  all  the  energy of one of  Buffalo Bill's  broncos,  and he was soon rolling down the mountain  side   as   senseless   as a log.    It so  happened that he had secured an animal  of tlie bucking order, and he had hardly  left Fort Steele when the cayuse became  ugly.   To add to its ill humor a rain and  hail storm came on,  and  Cronin  could  not endure the hail storm and the buck-  mz.ZO   Per   Ton   to   Smelt  Transport Slocan   Ores.  and  ing cayuse at the  same  time, so  he returned to Fort Steele.    That, evening he.  chanced   on   a   priest   who   had   lived  among the Indians for  a  dozen years or  more, and that meeting  was the turn of  the tide of Cronin's fortunes.  The priest  told him that one   of   the  Catholic Indians knew of a mine near  the shores of  Moyie Lake, and  asked   Cronin   to examine and locate.    Old  miners are very  skeptical of prospects  and  Indians, but  Cronin, to oblige  the  priest,  journeyed  to Moyie Lake with  the  priest and the  Indian.    Cronin's  surprise and joy were  unbounded when he examined tbe vein  and   the   croppings,   so   he located two  claims, the   St.   Eugene   and the Peter.  Cronin   kept   a   half   interest and   tlie  priest and   the   Indian   the other half.  Later   the   priest   sold   his  interest for  money enough to build a very handsome  church, and the Indian  also sold   out.  But Cronin is still  the  principal  owner  in the St Eugene, and  talks in tbe most  kindly   and   forgiving   way   about the  cayuse whose bucking ways  drove  him  into one of fortune's by-paths.  ^ The Dibble group, to  the east of Fort  Steele is another  mining  property that  is likely   to   become famous.   The   ore  found in the lowest workings  runs  over  $400 to  the ton in gold and silver, and I  am   satisfied   that   the   North Star, St.  Eugene and the Dibble will rival the Le  Roi as   big   dividend   payers.    I do not  doubt but other mines equally rich will  be   discovered     ancl    worked    in  East  Kootenay.    Up   Perry   creek   are   gold  quartz ledges of big promise, ancl in Wild  Horse creek are undoubtedly  rich lodes.  Forty   years   ago   the Wild Horse creek  placers   were   famous,   and   its   quartz  ledges will make it famous again.    The  Crow's Ness Pass railroad  will  furnish  cheap coke, and.will enable smelters to  secure at a. central  point  lead, copper,  gold and silver ores.   The best  smelting is  clone   by   mixing   the different  kinds of ore   tog-ether.   Ancl the   clay  must soon  come   when the entire product   of   Kootenay   and   Yale   will be  treated on the banks of the Kootenay  or the   Columbia.    This new   railroad  will force   such   a   consummation.   It  cannot be long postponed,  for British  Columbia, must take   its  place among  the great mining countries of the world:  There are   Canadians   and Americans  who doubt this, but then they have not  wandered as 1 have through'its various  districts.    1   have   seen   inuch   of   the  great mining districts of the globe, but  the more I see of this wondrous country,  the closer I examine its mines, and tlie  more I   investigate   its resources, the  more I believe that British Columbia is  the greatest and richest country ever  given by God to the sons of men."  P. A. O'Farrbl.  II. M. Grogan, of the brokerage and  financial limn of Rolt & Grogan, is back  from a visit to the Slocan, Ainsworth  Lardeau districts, says the Rossland  Miner. Mr. Grogan declares that the  Slocan country is in a lively and prosperous business condition notwithstanding* the fact that the mine owners there  are paying $22.50 per ton for transportation and smelting charges to American reduction works. He reports that  at Ainsworth a. concentrator is being  built for ithe product of the Highland  mine.   Continuing he said :  "It is a surprising fact to me that  nearly all the ore' mined in the Slocan  country is being sent to the United  States for treatment. It costs S2-2.50 per  ton for transportation charges and treatment, ancl in addition to this a duty of  one ancl a half per cent, is collected by  the United States on the lead in the  ores. This runs into money ancl if it  were not for the fact that the"ores are of  high gracie they could not stand such  heavy fixed charges ancl duty ancl leave  a residue of profit for the mine owner.  As I understand it, too, the smelters on  the other side of the line only gives 95  per cent, of the value of the silver and  90 per cent, of the value of the lead. Our  people are.growling- over a charge of  Sll for transportation and treatment;  "To show how rich .the ores of some  of the mines of that section are I need  only mention a recent shipment of a carload made from the Reco mine to the  smelter of the Omaha & Grant Smelting  Company's works at Omaha.   The net  returns from the car load were 84,598.20,  while the gross returns were 55,351.49.  The freight,  duty   ancl other fees and  charges on this car load of ore footed up  a total of $755.29.    The ore assays 405.5  ounces in silver and 50 per cent." injead  to the ton.   If this ore was smelted in  Canada look at   how   much   of   these  charges would have remained   here to  There is a class to whom it may not  be useless to say a few words of warning, and that is'those who  have had no  experience  in  mining or prospecting.  We do not give Punch's advice to this  class, and  say "Dont.*' for that would  not be worth while.   What  we do say  to them is not to think of starting to the  North     without    ample    preparation.  There will be a percentage of disappointments, ancl probably a very large,  one.   Many persons will find the climate:  unsuited to them ancl be compelled to  come back even if they have chances of  employment or discoveries.    This, and  other contingencies, must be guarded  against, and the time to  do so is before  starting in.    It is quite true that next  winter there is not'likely to be a shortage of food and a good deal of work at  fair   wages,   comparatively   speaking,  will doubtless offer; but   hundreds ancl  probably thousands will go north whom  ho inducements could persuade to remain there   during the winter.   It is  desirable, therefore, it is, indeed, almost  imperative that no inexperienced person  should go into the Yukon  without providing himself  with means of coming-  out again.    If he does not return, what  he has provided   against such a contingency will not come amiss.���Victoria  Colonist.  The City Hall at Stratford was destroyed by fire one morning this week.  The loss will amount to $15,'000.  James Heaslip, a Grand Trunk  switchman, aged 38 years, was killed  this week, by falling tinder a yard  engine at Belleville, Ont.  A. H. Harris, of the Grand Trunk  Railway has been appointed general  traffic manager of the Government railways, with headquarters at Montreal.  W. A. Grenier, the libellerof J. Israel  Tarte, after serving five weeks out of  his six  months' sentence, will  resume  as   editor   of   La   Libre  YUKON    REUEF.  It is learned by wire from New York  that United States Secretary of War  Alger, speaking of the plans for the relief of Yukon miners in case of a famine,  said :  . "I met Sir Wilfrid Laurier while he  was in Washington, and we had a talk  in regard to the Yukon country. We  agreed to work together if it becomes  necessary to send relief to the people in  that frozen region, who are seeking  gold. The co-operation of Canada being-  do the country good!'  THE YUKON RUSH.  The  fact  that  bringing with them  KOOTENAY  'SII,VEK   MINKS.  Here is what the Rossland Miner says  about our silver mines    "While capital  does not seek investment in the argentiferous mines of Kootenay as readily  as in the Rossland camp, signs of great  prosperity are by no means  wanting in  the silver-lead districts.   The Slocan,  Ainsworth, Slocan, City and Lardeau  divisions continue to ship large quantities of high gracie ore to the American  smelters,  and   do   so at   a handsome  profit, in spite of the present low price  of silver and  heavy  freight and treatment rates.    The output of galena ore  in West Kootenay for several months  past amounted   to from  1,200 to  1,500  tons weekly, but it is safe  to say that  from now on the tonnage will beVnuch  heavier.    This  winter the Slocan will  be a scene of great activity.    During  the  past   summer much development  work has been done, on  numerous properties in that  section, and plans have  been completed for the mining of large  quantities   of ore   from   ground    tliat  heretofore has not been productive.  The winter season is alwavs the busiest time in the Slocan. With the first  snowfall rawhiding commences, and the  properties that have been taking out  ore while prosecuting development,  work during the summer commence to  make shipments.   While these consignments are being hauled to the railways,  miners are busily   engaged breaking  clown more of the glistening galena in  the stopes and drifts,  ancl  so, until the  mountains are once more bare of snow,  the  work of   rawhiding steadily  continues.    But  this is  only done  in   the  case of   the   smaller  properties.    The  large mines  are now  mostly  supplied  with ferial   tramways,  which  admit of  handling the ore, between the mines and  the railway tracks at a minimum cost.  Tbe. Payne mine isshippingabout 5i>0  tons of ore weekly, that is worth at least  S150 per ton     Tlie  Whitewater is producing 50 tons of high-grade ore daily,  and there are other "mines which bring  the total value of the weeklv  tonnage  up to about 8180,000 weekly.' There are  fully 20 more properties between Ains-  twenty-five persons,  a million dollars,  have come out   from   Dawson City is  known by this time to the entire civilized world.    It will supply i a stivnulous,  where none is needed, to the rush to the  Yukon.  There is something amazing in  the manner in which the gold craze'has  taken hold of the people.  Doubtless the  element of chance has much to do with  the fascination surrounding placer mining.  Every man is inspired by the hope  that he will some clay stumble upon a  paystreak of gravel that will make him  a millionaire   He will admit that everywhere the majority   fail;   but this no  more deters him from a venture than a  similar state of things deters aman from  trying his luck at Monte Carlo.  The craze has reached places that it  ought not to affect.   A gentleman from  one of the Kootenay towns says  thai  hundreds of people' are  saving every  dollars they can in order to be ready to  start to the" Yukon in the spring.   We  are not underrating the  Yukon gold  field when we say that the prospector  stands a better "chance of striking a  good thing in  Kootenay than he does  in the Golden   North. "His   chance is  better because  Kootenay  is a country  that can   be  prospected "more cheaply  ancl for a longer period every year, and  because  the character  of its formation  is now pretty  well  understood.    Moreover, if a prospector finds a. good thing  in the Kootenay, he can   bring it under  the notice of capitalists or develope it  himself more readily than   he could if  the property were on the Yukon.    'Ihe  Kootenay papers are hasty  in arriving  at a conclusion   when   ti'iey   say that  their   district   will   be   a  greater and  more   permanent    producer   than   the  Yukon,   for   that   is only a  matter  of  opinion ���   but   they   are' wholly   right  when they discountenance a rush from  that part  of the   province  to  the new  gold fields.  We fear their efforts will be largely  wanted. The prospector is born" not  made, and he will seek new fields, even  if to do so he must leave what he knows  to be worth examining. Like the placer  miner, he is ready to pull up his stakes  on a minute's notice and set out for  something that is said to yield better  than the particular piece of ground he  is working on. The majority of men  who have actually .worked at placer  mining have done pretty well, while  they worked; but in tlie majority of  cases they spend all their surplus in  running over the countrv in search of  something better than they had. The  Yukon rush will lie made; up in a large  part of miners and prospectors attracted  froni other fields. Then.: is no use of  advising this class of people nor of wasting any sympathy upon them.  assured, f believe that we could man  age   to   get   provisions to  Dawson in  some way before the summer opens in  the  Yukon   river.     Capt     Rae   who  represents the  War   Department, has  gone   to   Alaska   to   report,   but just  whore he is I cannot say.    He left' St.  Michaels on August  29th, ancl in the  middle of September I  heard from him  at Fort Yukon, about 1,300 miles up the  Yukon river and 500 miles from Dawson.   The Yukon river is frozen and it  is not easy to  travel on  the rough ice.  Therefore to  send relief in rnidminter  by that route is not practicable. ��� The  Government has about 1,100 reindeer  in Alaska, but the}* are scattered.   Mr.  Bliss, Secretary   of   the   interior,   has  placed at the disposal of the War Department 100 reindeer  that are within  500 miles of St. Michael.    It is just possible that with the reindeer  and with  the aid of l Indians a small expedition  might be sent by this route.    My idea  is, however, that in March an expedition will be sent over the Chilkoot pass  by the Dal ton trail.   There are provisions in plenty at iSt. Michael.   The  last I heard was that 5,000 or (5.000 tons  of provisions were there and as steam-  shins ply between there and San Francisco  the   clanger of starvation is not  great." ,  "Do you think A'aska should be made  a territory?"  "I do,  because bv   next summer I  think from 100,000 to"200,000 people will  be in the Yukon country.    My idea is  that two territories should be made,ancl  the   Yukon   country should  be one of       p .  them.   A territorial  form   of   govern-      1 rince and  ment   will   be   much   better than, the I t,len'sou.'.mcl  present method of governing Alaska,  in my opinion.    The' State of Nevada  has about 85,000 inhabitants,   and the  Yukon   alone will  have three or four  times that number next spring.  his   position  Parole.  The clever English, writerand author  of "'Trade in Germany," is at present in  Montreal. He has come on this visit to  Canada in order to prepare a series of  articles descriptive of our great Dominion.  I. A. Howland has sent in his resignation of his seat in the Ontario Legislature which has been accepted, and he  is now rallying his forces around him  for the coining bi-elcction for Center  Toronto seat.  Miss Maria Alba Hughes, daughter  of B. B. Hughes, of Toronto, took her  final veil atthe Sacred Heart Convent.  Montreal, in the presence of a number  of the clergy and near relatives, The  benediction" of the holy father was  cabled from Rome to her."  Mr. Smart, the widow of the late Mr,  .David Smart, barrister, formerly of Pt.  Hope, died at her residence on Jarvis  St., Toronto, on Saturday morning,  Nov. 20, leaving an estate valued at  S100,000, to be divided equally between  her two daughters and son.  Capt. Peter H. Ball died on Nov. 20th,  at his home in Meritton, Ont. The deceased belonged to one of the oldest  families in Upper Canada, and was a  police magistrates for more than 50  years. He was captain of a company of  Lincoln militia in 1837 at the time ofthe  Mackenzie rebellion.  Their excellencies, Lord and Lady  Aberdeen, =are making arrangements  for bal masque, which will be called a  Victorian Era Ball, ancl will take place  on Dec. 29th, either at the Armouries  or the Pavilion, Toronto. As this is  the Diamond Jubilee year, the guests  will be cspected to dress in costumes  illustrative of the Queen's reign.  A fierce campaign is being carried on  in Toronto for the Center Toronto seat  in the House of Commons, left vacant  by Mr. Lount. At first.it was thought  that the Liberal candidate, George  Bertram, would have an easy victory,  but now the Conservatives' from all  over the  Province have rallied to the  The C,  P.  K. and Rossland.  "Thecompany will probably commence  the construction of the line into Rossland inside of a fortnight," said Mr.  Mat-pole to a Miner reporter. "Iain  here now to secure rights of way and to  make general arrangements for the construction of the road. Tbe building of  the line will be commenced from both  the Robson and Rossland ends, and will  occupy about three months. I expect  the road to be into this camp bv the 1st  of April."  Tbe route to be followed is  from Robson down  to   Murphy   creek   along the  Columbia river, then up Murphy  creek,  and south to  Rossland, coming into the j  city around Columbia & Kootenay mountain, past   the   milk   ranch.    The local  station  will   be on   Thompson   avenue.!  near   Washington   street.    From   there!  the line will run back  around Columbia,  v.'c Kootenay mountain lo   a  point below  the mine   of   the   same   name, where a (  switchback will be   made, and   the road'  will come back past the   Iron   Colt over!  to Red Mountain, ending for the present I  near the Josie.    The intention is to build  spurs from this main line   to such mines  as may  open   up   and   stand in need of  railway service.  "Froni   .Rossland   to    the   mouth   of  Murphy creek will   be 1 :���".,-���.% miles, and to  Robson 2(> miles, but with the spurs and j  switchback, about 30 miles of  track will j  lie built at present.    All   the   roadway |  will be on a three per cent grade." \  tight ancl it is impossible to forecast the  result.  Princess Brancaceio with  the Countess ;di Brazza,  are. spending a few days in Toronto.  Prince Braiicaccio is a prominent member of the nobility of Italy. The Princess, who is a neice of Mr. Jay of New  i York, late United States minister at the  | Court of Vienna, is now lady-in-waiting  | to the Queen of Italy, with whom she is  j a great, favourite.  i     Mr.   George   Cole,   postmaster,   Big  j Island, and Mr. Morden went out duck-  | shooting in  Big Bay.  near   Northport,  ! Ont., oiio morning this week   and have  j never     returned.     Searching   parties  | went out the next day  with no success.  I and the second day they went again anil  found, floating on  the  bay.  the hats of  the two men,   and  also  a pair of oars,  which is almost proof positive that they  were drowned.  The "Bertillion System of identification " of criminals is about to be adopted  in Toronto. Tliis system, which was  invented in 1879 by 'Dr. Alph^se Ber-  tillon. of Paris, France, has been used  in most ofthe large cities of the United  States for some years, and the results  have been so gratifying to the police  authorities that on the recommendation  of Inspector Stark it is to be adopted in  Canada.  One of the most brilliant and fashionable wedding parties of the year filled  St. Thomas' church, Toronto,' on Wed-  dne-*day aftcrmMii. Nov. 21th, to witness the ceremony which Mr. H. Victor  Hid ton Cawthra  and   Miss Ada Austin  readings from "Tlie Prisoner of Zenda"  and "Dolly Dialogues," in the Massey  Hall, to a small but appreciative audience. At the conclusion of the lecture,  he was taken to the National Club,  where a reception and supper was tendered to him by the members.  An important announcment was made  by the Hon. Wm. Patterson at a meeting in Massey Hall, Toronto, this week,.  Tlie announcment was that the Dominion Government has made arrangements that letters weighing not over  one ounce will be sent, after the 1st of  January, to all parts of the British  Einpire'ata three-cent rate instead of  as formerly live cents for half an ounce,.  The Saw Bill mine has been producing gold at the rate of one ounce to the-  ton. The outbut so far has been 226:  ounces'of gold from 400 tons of ore. At  the annual meeting of the shareholders  to be held in Hamilton on the 9th of  December, Mr. Wiley, the manager,  will recommend the "purchase of six  more compressors, ten more stamps  for the mills and a new hoist for the  shaft.'  Olive Adele Sternaman, whose trial  for the alleged poisoning of her second  husband, George Henry Sternaman,  has created such intense excitement,  has been found guilty of the murder  and sentenced to be hanged on the 20th  of January next. The trial was held at  Cayuga, Ont., and if the hanging takes  glace, it will be the third execution in  [aldimand county in 42 years. The  jury in presenting their virdict, filed  also a strong recommendation to mercy.  Mr. McLeod Stewart, who is the originator of the proposed Ottawa and  Georgian Bay Canal, has just returned  from England. In reference to this  matter he says : -'I am amply satisfied  with the progress that has been made  iu the canal negotiations. The canal  will be built, built with Canadian labor  and with machinery and plant manufactured in Canada, The canal has  been talc en up in England with enthusiasm, which could scaacely have been  anticipated."  Mrs. Cawthra-Murray, of Toronto,  died on Saturday last, at her palatial  residence on Jarvis St., leaving a for  tune amounting to almost 85,000,000.  By the will Cawthra Mulock,' the 15  year old son of Postmaster-General  Mulock. will, on his coming of age, receive. $2,500,000, ancl also the house  recently occupied by the deceased lady.  The residue of the" estate was divided  between near relatives. Mrs. Cawthra-  Murray was in her SOth year and had  been a resident of Toronto since her  earlv girlhood.  The village of St. Canut, Quebec,  was the scene of a horrible murder this  week, being that of Isidore Piorier,  who was found murdered in his bed.  At first it was thought that he had  taken his own life, but that theorv has  been exploded. The murdered man,s  wife has been arrested and also a young-  man named Sam Parslow, both of  whom confessed, each accusing the  other. Notwithstanding the fact that  their stories do not tally, the truth lies  close at hand.  Thanksgiving day was wet and  stormy but notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the annual  Thanksgiving day sham light took  dace in the Don Valley, 'Toronto,  jctween brigades of the city garrison,  aided by the bith of Hamilton." and was  from a military point of view, a great  success. Major-General Gascoigne.'commander of the forces in Canada, was  present, and at the military dinner in  the evening, expressed ' himself as  much pleased with the appearance of  the troops and complimented them  very highly on the day's   manoeuvres.  A large contingent of "Strathroy Old  Boys" and girls, travelled to town for  Thanksgiv'ug day and were accorded  a hearty welcome by the Mayor and a  committee of citizens. The Hon. Edward Blake, one of the "old boys,'' was  there and at the banquet given by the  citizens to the visitors, he delivered  one of the most remarkable political  speeches of his very eventful career, in  which he told why he left Canadian  politics seven years ago. After touching briefly upon the subject of preferential trade and many other leading  questions of the  dav. lie  concluded   bv  Arthurs were joiimd together as man  and wife. The bride and groom belong  to two of Toronto's best I'amiles and  their friends are legion, as the magnificent collection of presents testily.  The steamer W. Hunter '.  chartered by the C.P.R, and  in connection with the. Slocan.  . ,     The   author   of   "The    Prisoner   of  j Zenda,"  Mr.   Anthony   Hope Hawkins,  I visited Toronto this week, and was en-  las  been   tcrtainod  at   luncheon  on  Monday bv  will run   Lord and   Lady   Aberdeen.     In" the  evening Mr.   Hope gave a  number of  'arnestlv hope and pray  high manors now in the  the horizon of political  Canadian statesmen who  policy of the country in  people,  iu  the  | saying :���"I   <  that in these  ',  plane   or   on  thought, our  propound the  Parliament, and the  (anadian  may be well and wiselv   guided  best interests of this coiintr;  are proud to call our home."  w.  we  Dr. Brouse has moved  into the Bolander cottage, close to the hospital. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 9, 1897.  ^ifth Year  '��-/  Suffering in DawsQR Gity.  LATEST    .FK03I    DAWSON.  Advices received from Dawson City  by tlie steamer City of Seattle, state  that great privation will be felt there  owing to the scarcity of provisions. On  Sept. 27th. two sacks of flour were sold  for .380, and 50 lbs. of bacon at 31 per  tb., and it was expected that in a few  days flour would be selling for ��1.50 to  32.00 per ii>.. and other provision at  proportionate rates. The population  of Dawson City was estimated at over  5000 at the end of September, and was  being increased at the rate of 100 per  day. When the mail left it was ascertained beyond a doubt that not one of  . the seven'steamers en route to Dawson  City with the supplies would be able to  get up the Yukon river before it froze  over. Every effort was made to get  the steamers across the flats, "but in  vain. The stores at Dawson-Citya.ro  guarded by the North-West Mounted  Police, and"it is stated that it is only  through fear of them that they have  not been sacked by the inhabitants.  At Wort Yukon, 400 miles from Dawson City, there are about 1000 tons of  provisions and efforts will be made to  convey the residents of Dawson City to  that place. It is altogether probable,  that tlie Canadian Police authorities  will seize all the provisions at Dawson  City and serve out daily rations to those  unable to escape. On the steamers,  many of the thriftless class are heard  threatening to force their more provident fellows to share up their provisions. Such a move is, however, tmlikely,  owing-to fear of the police and also the  warning given by the fate of two  : thieves who were" caught red-handed  ancl shot. Who did the shooting is unknown, but it is believed that a secret  vigilance committee exists.  Amongst the recent arrivals from  Dawson City by the City of Seattle  was J. T. Dalto'h, the discoverer of the  trail bearing his name. He recently  took in 85 carcasses of cattle and horses  and 200 shoep, which he sold at 31.00  and 31.25 per lb., ancl which will prove  of vital value in keeping the wolf of  famine from the people Mr. Dal ton  takes a slightly more hopeful view of  the situation, as he thinks that many  will be able to reach Fort Yukon and  Circle City as soon as the ice is solid  enough to "allow of sledding.  In consequence of the change in the  situation caused by the scarcity of supplies, the, mine owners will be unable  to put into effect their decision to reduce wages to SI.00 per hour. Intact,  many miners who have a supply of provisions are talking of raising the wages  from 31.5 to 320 a' day, as they realise  that they are now the masters.  The change in the situation will  cause the ruin of many claim ow  who. having made from ��5000 to 350,  000 last- season, speculated in claims and  borrowed money at exorbitant rates.  These payments'are mostly duo in the  spring, when the clean-ups are made,  and as owing tolack of supplies, miners  will be unable to work this winter,  ruin stares them in the face.  So far. only good bar claims have  been found oil Stewart river. It is,however, thought that rich discoveries will  be made, there yet. Skookum creek  claims arc looking up because some of  them have returned enormous yields  from initial work.  boat. Those with light outfits were  advised to turn back. "But,"' said Mr.  chambers, "you might as well have  tried to stop an avalanche. They could  not be, made to realize the trouble, that  was ahead of them." The trip out was  of course, a rough one. there l)oin<>-con  siderable   slush  the  ice m tlie river and  about a foot of snow along the trail.  The Chambers party were stopped for  three days by slush ice, but a warm  spell coming on, they were released:  The steamer Bella, which arrived at  Dawson with a cargo of whiskey, was  chartered by Inspector Considine",of the  Mounted Police, and those wishing- to  go down the river were offered passage,  about 150 taking advantage of the offer.  Chambers made a careful estimate of  the dust brought down by the twenty-  five men on the Seattle, aiid places it at  not more than 330,000, nearly half of  which is in possession of "Swiftwater  Bill" ancl his party. They all had, however, drafts for large amounts.���Victoria Times.  The   Mine*  of   Hnrke.  AX    OIjT)    MIXERS'    VIEW.  ������Dawson is a marvellous camp, but  there will be better camps than it in  the Yukon country before the thousands  of prospectors now (locking there are  through with it." This is the verdict  of William H. Chambers, an old miner,  late of the Slocan, who paid a flying  visit to the metropolis of the Klondike.  Chambers left here on August 15, and  made the trip to Dawson in just thirty  days. He only remained there two  weeks, but in that time located a claim  on Bonanza creek and with the money  that he and E. M. Pound took hi,  bought interests in nine claims on different creeks. All the creeks so far  discovered, Chamers says, are wonderfully rich, but he believes that all  have not yet been found, and he bases  his belief on his experience of over a  quarter of a century in the mines of the  Western States and British Columbia.  There is no reason, he says, why the  small creeks should not be. as rich as  Bonanza and El Dorado. In fact everything is in favor of their being sb.  Work had hardlv been commenced on  the claims when lie left, the frost having only just set in. He predicts, however, that the output will not be as  large as has been estimated, principally  on account of the shortage of provisions, which is driving men out of  the couutiy. That there will be a shortage he, like every one of the twenty-  five men who came down on the City  of Seattle, cays there is not the least  doubt : in fact there is already a shortage- Not a pound of bacon, beans or  (lour has been sold since Chambers  reached thereon September 15th. Any  goods, of which the companies have a  little in stock, that have been bought  since; that time, were bought from men  who had decided lo come out. He tried  to obtain  goods when he first reached  The Standard, the greatest silver-  lead mine in America, has made great  iinprovments during the past season.  The mill is now running every day.  and occasionally with a night shift.  When the' Campbell tunnel was completed, more than a year ago, there  was about 500 feet of stoping-ground  between its level and where work had  been clone above, while the chute,  which was 500 feet in length above, was  considerably longer below. But even  so vast a deposit of ore as this would  soon vanish when 500 tons were taken  out each day and preparations were  commenced for sinking. In this work  there is nothing done that would have  to be undone until a depth of 2000 feet  below the tunnel levels is reached, the  history of tlie camp giving every reason  to suppose that the ore extends to a  depth where heat would prevent work.  For some six months the Mammoth  mine was worked on carbonate; exclusively, only crude ore being shipped,  but improvements in milling methods,  combined with a greater amount of  galena on lower levels, caused the  Mammoth owners to lease the Gem  mill, since when the force has been  nearly doubled, about 125 men being  employed. The ore is now taken out  through the upper workings of the  Standard.  The Tiger and Poonnan is working  out about" 1000 pounds of concentrates  daily for each man employed. The  shaft is now nearihg the 1400-foot level,  with a little improvement in the ore for  each additional level, so that it, too, is  far from having run its course. With  present conditions it can be worked  profitably down to :J>000 feet and with  improvment in oreand methods of mining it will go considerably deeper than  that.  The above mines arc; the ones upon  which the reputation of Burke has been  built, but the clay is almost at hand  when there will 'be others. The Hercules, only a mile" ancl a half north from  Burke, has found ore. in its upper tunnel  for more than a year, and this fall work  was commenced'on one -100 feet below.  Ore has already been cut in it. The  ore so far has been a soft carbonate of a  quality that would pay to ship were  there a wagon road to the. property.  The Hecla" has produced some good  ore. Development work has been in  progress for several months, and a  much better showing has recently been  found.  Concentrates.  not want their sons to become the  drinkers. Plenty of men advocate  licensed prostitution who would prefer to see .'i sister, or wife, or daughter burnt at the stake, rather than have  her given to the service of the institutions they claim to favor.���Whitby  Chronicle.  First Duke���Wasn't that a terrible  misalliance that young Lord Dead-,  broke made ?  Second Duke���Yes. The girl hasn't  half enough to pay his debts.'  New Neighbor���Be them Halls over  on the cross   road   any  connection o*.  yourn, Mis'Hall.  Mrs. Hall���Wa-all, we is jist enuff  connected so-'s't ef anybody dies er one  fambly the other famblyfoilersarter ter  the funeral in the larst kerrige, but  don't stay ter supper.  A young man fell  head over heels in  love with a young" lady  whom  he had  been introduced   to   at the home of a i  friend.   He wrote her several notes and  received no answei, and, finally becoin-;  ing desperate,  wrote that   she would  find his cold corpse on her front norch ,  if she did not send him "one little line." \  She wrote and the answer she received  was this :   "Dear Miss���I ate the stamp i  that was on your envelope, because, it \  was touched by your  lips."   Her answer was :    "Dear Sir,���Thestainp you  ate was  put on   t he envelope by  my (  negro coachman."  "Stornip" Jordan, formerly ot Kansas  City, who has just re-opened his famous  saloon which lie christened "The Road  to Hell," at Ottumwa, Iowa, is at least  thoroughly ,consistent and straightforward. ' Among the mottoes in the dive  are "Eternal Damnation Sold Here,"  "Destruction of Homes Sold at the Bar,"  "Here is Whore the Young Are Ruined." If you step up to the bar and want  the best drink in the house. "Stormy"  will set out a glass of water.  ���'Well, Mr. Clove.rseed," said Glanders  to the farmer, "you agriculturists are  getting good prices now for your wheat  ancl potatoes, butter and eggs."  "Wa'al, fairly good," replied the  farmer, "but it'sorter grinds to read of  the prices produce is bringin' up in  Klondike."   A (IOOD  FISH STORY.  Increase Your Business and Make Money  Full Prices.    Correct Selection  HANDLING  IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.  Hides, Pelts, Wool,  TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.  Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices  Ropes  and  Tags Furnished Free  ���&2T*  M  NO COMMISSION CHARGE:  jas. McMillan & co.,  200-212 FIRST AVE. NORTH.  Inc.        MnNEAPOLIS,   MINN.  Dividend payments have just been  made by the 'Silver King, Swansea,  Mercur! ancl South Swansea, in all $75.-  000.  The Commodore mine at Creede has  declared its regular dividend of 2 cents  a share. The mine has paid in dividends this year ��120,000.  The Mercur Gold Mining Company  sold to Captain De Lamar a fraction  over five acres of mineral ground adjoining the De Lamar Golden Gate  group, at Mercur. for S237,700 cash in  hand. This deal straightens out the  end lines of both groups.  It is estimated that the gold yield of  Butte -county, California, tor the present  year will amount to SI,417,000. Last  vear the county's output was 8749,000.  "Rich pay gravel was found in the Morris Ravine mine. The Rock River  mine, one of the old mines, and formerly a great producer, is being re-opened.  Garlock, Kern county, California,  has half a dozen quartz mills with a  total tonnage of 2250 a month. The  average value of the rock milled is ��7G.  These mills run mostly on ore from  Randsburg and are kept constantly  busy.   TVS    AND    MISCEr.I^AN'KV.  Dawson,   having  iu   light,   but  could obtain nothing but canned goods.  Luckily, his partner took in a good  outfit, and this thev utilized to make  the outward trip. 1"hat the story that  the companies were holding their stocks  to prevent speculators from getting a  corner on provisions is incorrect is  proved by the fact that as Captain  Hansen, of the Alaska Commercial  Company, who made his way up the  river to warn the miners that the steamers could not get up. reached Dawson,  he held a mass meeting and told them  that they would have to leave or face  starvation. Fully eight hundred of the  men who had been relying on thearriv-  al of the steamers for their winter's  provisions started for l-'ort- Yukon, and  others started to settle up their business preparatory to a trip up the river  and over the trails to the coast. Mr.  Chambers estimates that 7.0CP men will  spend the winter iu and around Dawson. This includes the men who went  in this fall, most of whom, however,  have a year's outfit, and will be able to  divide "up with their less fortunate  neighbors. On the way out Mr. Chambers counted on an average of twenty-  boats a day, averaging four men to th(.  "Do you feel at home here:-"' asked  the doctor at the sanitarium.  "Well," admitted Henpeck. "there is  a constant buzzing in my ears."  Mrs. Gilfovle���Mrs. Bargain Hunter  is a thoroughly consistent woman.  Mrs. Kilcluff���Is she?  Mrs Gilfovle���Yes, she is. She has  ���marked her'.) o'clock teas down to 4:57.  Rev. Mr. Goodthing���What did your  papa say when he caine back from that  fishing trip?  Little Son���(Hie) 'whersh muzzer  ain'esh got shupper (hic( whersh muzzer  aintsh' got shupper cooksh yet (hie)?  Harry���I always believe in speaking  right out when 'f have anything on my  mind.  Fannie���Oh, well, that's all right in  your case. You can do it withouUnter-  rupting people very often.  "I always lil to have at least one  boarder who is a little, slow about paying.'' Mrs. Hashcroft admitted to her  dearest friend. "A man of that kind���  especially a young man���is always so  handy to' use up all the chicken necks,  the cold biscuits and so on."  First Tramp���Dere's no use talkin'  free silver ter me. Dere's one point I  can't stau*.  Second Tramp���What's dat?  First Tramp���S'posin' prices riz so as  a nickel wouldn't buy a glasso' beer?  There are millions of men who advocate licensing  liquor  drinking  who do  "We used to have some great times  there boat racing on Sunday," began  the man who had helped build a southern railroad. "There was a good deal  of money flying around, betting was as  common as'eating, and it was all right  to turn a sharp trick if you didn't get  caught at it. 1 had a partner, and we,  worked a scheme that coined money for  a time. He never entered the races,  but always backed me heavily, and we  split the winnings. He had invented a  ���miniature propeller with a big spring-  as a motive power, on the same principle as a watch. At-the side of the  boathouse a'little wharf rat used to dive  under, my boat ancl attach this machine.  When the starting gun sent us off I had  only to touch a button, the propeller set  to work, ancl I could regulate my speed,  by rowing as the situation demanded.  I "was a champion, ancl T won money  against all comers, until the boy was  seized with a cramp one day. He came  up yelling, holding the machine over  his head.' My partner and I escaped in  the confusion*ancl never went back.*'  "it's odd," said a brawny and grizzled  listener. "1 joined that crowd just after  you left, and there was a standin'offer  of a thousand fur anyone that would,  bring you into camp. I was somethin'  of an oarsman myself, but the company  was a little too fast, so I eddicated a big-  catfish that was as strong as a yoke of  steers. I had a collar with a ring on it  that I 'tached to a hook under the boat.  Mr. Catfish would hitch himself on there  when the gun cracked,an" I'll bedurned  if I didn't have to back water sometimes  to keep from makin' express time. In  my last race I capsized, an' that clurned  fish just got skeered an' took th* boat  down th' river like a rocket. I swum  to th' other shore in a hail of bullets an'  got awav."  "' The man who had told the first story  solemnly removed his hat, and every  other listener followed his example:  "Take; the money, pard," was all he  could bring himself to say.���Detroit  Free Press.  Air Tight Heaters and Box Stoves at  Bourne Bros. The largest stock and  lowest prices in the Slocan.  Carpets, floor cloth, rugs, mats, curtains. Bedroom sets in ash ancl oak.  Largest stock in Slocan-Kootenay.  CRCJWLEY, above Ledge Office, New  Denver. Freight paid to all Lake Points  and Sandon.  Everything necessary in the making  of Xmas. cakes and p'ies can be purchased at Bourne Bros.  Eosebery  The northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Eosebery  Has the only  safe harbor north of  Slocan City.  Eosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up oyer night  and where the employees can bring  their families.  Eosebery  ���  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast.     You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Eosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Eosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Eosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  tlie Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Eosebery  Terms, J cash; balance three and six  months.  For fuiI particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Aa:ent  Port of Nakusp  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOfiS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  J.R.&B.GameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing*  ���: in the:���  -   Latest Style  ��� ���: of the :���   ���   V  Tailors    flpfc.  sJ*����L��_THfLEE FORKS & SANDON.  /��/��/��/*��^^/^/��^^/*��^^^^l^^/^W^/^/��s.  The  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGR1GNON BROS., Proprietors.  OS,  I&&&&&&  Li&&&&  GROCERIES,  DRY GOODS,  CLOTHING,  BOOTS & SHOES.  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,  STOVES,  ENAMEL and TINWARE,  PAINTS, OILS, GLASS.  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS,  JESSOP '& BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS, ETC.,  AT LOWEST PRICES.  New Denver, B. C  The Jet  roem  An immense assortment of furniture  lower than Coast prices, at Crowley's  New Denver.   Freight paid on order  to Sav-fW and all Slocan points.  Leland House  Is the largest hotel upon the Arrow Lakes and is  unsurpassed by any in  Kootenay.  Do not fail to stop there when  travelling  to and from  the   Slocan.  mrts. D. A. meDOUGAliD.  Is the finest west ofthe Red River   ���. The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay. and can do  finer work than  any print shop  west of Lake Superior.   ...... There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered, The Ledge is  lower than airy. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail,   express, freight or  pack train  If you.are in the Slocan metropolis call  in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, or allow the cyclone  caused by our fast cylinder press to Mow your plug hat out of the  rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing to  do, or cash that is too heavy to carry, and we will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.     Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  feed j.squire. Hotel Vevey  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings alwavs on hand.  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. Fifth Year..  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 9, 1897.  lT-  SJVLIiiES FOR THE GRABBED FOIi^.  MY    MOTHER'S    BIBT,K.  This book is all that's left m<: now!  Tears will unbidden start;  With faltering lip and throbbing brow,  I press it to my. heart.  For many generations past,  Here is our family tree;  My mother's hands this Bible clasped ;  She dying gave to me.  Ah Swell do I remember those  Whose names these records bear ;  Who round the hearth-stone used to close  After the evening's prayer  And speak of what these pages said,  In tones my hear would thrill!  Though they are with the silent dead,  Here are they living still.  My father read this holy book  To brothers, sisters dear ���  How calm was my poor mother's look,  Who leaned Go el's word to hear.  Her angel face���I see it yet!  What thronging memories come !  Again that litfle groun is met  Within the halls of home  Then truest friend man ever knew,  The constancy I've tried:  Where all were false. 1 found thee true,  My counsellor and guide.  The'inines uf earth no treasure give  That could this volume buy ;  In leaching me the way to live  It taught me how to die.  ���(icorgeP. Morris.  That frock has been such a torment���  I have had no good of it at all. It hung  in the wardrobe, a reproach and a  waste of material. Sermons are so  oeneficial. You really ought to go to  church oftener. 1 am ashamed that you  missed that one last Sunday.  "You better not  boat riding- with  ��  t$-Pickings Ft-orp TrTcr  My dear, are you feel-  iiiow,'Mamma.    Is the  Ves. dear.  liinlc 1 am well enough  Fond Mothering any better r1  Dolly���i don't,  jelly ail gone;'  Fond M.ither-  Dolly-Woll,]  to get up now.  ',.��*,'..  De.-Ganno���What does your sister  say about inc. Bertie?-���.  Bertie���She said to-day that she didn't  think you'd ever set the river on fire.  De Ganno���What confidence she has  in me I Of course, she knows I'm too  honorable to do anything of that kind.  ���'fid-Bits. '..-������-.���  '     **'  Mummy���Cli, you cruel boy ?   You're  making your brother cry.  Algernon���N!o, mummy, i'm not.   I'm  only sharing my cod liver oil with him,  wot you said was so nice.  ^ j  is told of a minister that a  his congregation, by name  Hunt, ' picked up a small  in the aisle: of the church,  morning as she was hurry-  sister," said Tommy Jones to his sister's  beau.  "Why not, Tommy?"  " 'Cause 1 heard her say she intended  to throw you overboard soon."���Ohio  State Journal.  See, madame, did you ever see such a  homely man as that over by the chimney  corner?  Sir, that is my husband !  Ah, madame, how true the proverb is  that the homliest men always have the  handsomest wives?���Gaulois.  Younglove���What do you do when  your baby gets sick at night?  Oldpop��� I -generally lie still and wait  to see if my wife isn't going to get up  and attend to it.  "Do you think there is any such thing  as perfection in this world?" she cooed.  ���'Oh, yes,", he replied, drawing her  closer; "Tin very near to perfection  now." . - .  "V  Hi rain���Si Skinner is  buyer as there is around  Josh���I reckon  he is.  he bought a gold brick  bunco  fellows had to  let  'way .below   what they'd  body else.  weight.    So, after the hired girl came  iu, 1 inked the type, laid   over it the  sheet of paper,  and  on top of that the  blanket, and then I politely invited the  hired girl to sit down onthewashstand.  Two hundred and ten pounds, remember.   The result   was just as good an  impression   as   you   could get on any  S100 hand-press made   in   the United  States.    My editions in those days was  about 200 copies,  and the   hired girl  was good for the job at one sitting���no,  at 200 sittings.  And she took an interest  in it, too,  and was  just as ready  for  business   every  publication day   as a  $20,000 Hoe perfecting press would be."  CHAKGE   OF   DAKGAI    RIDGE.  Bicliard   Mansfield   Thrills   the  Men   of  New York With Some Stirring dine*.  JEVKR   OF    THEE.  Ever of thee, I'm fondly dreaming.  Thy gentle voice my spirit can cheer ;  Thou were the star that mildly beaming  Shone over my path  when  all was dark and  drear.  Still in mv heart thy form I cherish  Every kind thought like a bird, flies to thee.  Ah ! never till life and-memory perish,  Can I forget how dear thou art to me :  Morn, noon and night, where'er I mav be,  Fondly I'm dreaming of thc-e.  Ever of thee, when sad and lonely.  Wand'ringafar my soul jov'dto dwell.  A h ! then I felt I loved thee only  All seemed to fade before affections' spell,  Years have not chilled the love I cherish,  True as the stars hath my heart been to thee.  Parties requiring special designs of  jewelry, etc., made to order for Xmas  goods are advised to leave their orders  earlv at Knox Bros.  ill HI ill 111 ill  just as close a  here.  They do  say  once, but the  him have it  charge anv-  Riehard Mansfield, who is playing at the Fifth  avenue theatre in New York, tin: part of an  American who sets the British soldier at defiance,  evidently appreciates the British soldier at his  best, none the less. The following verses written  by him concerning the storming of Dnrgai Ridge  on October 2(��lh, appeared in a late issue V the  Tribune :  1) AR(.i AI   GAP.  THE  LKIRK  Wtad  Bulldog  Bulldi '  fail V  hark !    Did your courajj  hark!    Did your glory pale ?  What of the slander thai; says '���Decayed  And gone to the dogs " since the Light Brigade  For the blood and bone that huinlilcd X,ip,  'Twas Ihere again, hoys, in Dai'trnl Cup.  Did ye hear the swish of 1 he flying shot,  The'roll of Ihe drum and the rattle pot V   .  l.'he music that rose clear o'er thai yell.  And thrilled thro' the ranks and siirred up  RESTAURANT  In NEW DENVER is always ready to do  business. It has never closed its doors  on account of the little financial breezes  that blow adversely occasionally" in the  Silvery Slocan. The weary and hungry  pilgrirn has always been able to get his  wants, and in consequence they call again  when in town. Keep your eye on the  Sunday dinners.  JACOBSON & CO.  Conic, Mighl:  A crown .of  oid lad  lorv���'  ���ie���bead up���and  cock o' the North !:  step forth  The story  mem her of  Miss Helen  bible lying  one Sunday  ing out from service. As there was  nothing in the book to indicate to whom  it belonged she spoke; to the pastor and  suggested that he*', announce the fact of  hcMind on the following Sunday. He  did it in this way : The person who  dropped a small bible in flexible cover  in the main aisle at last Sunday's services can go to Helen Hunt for it.  Then, he ...wondered why everybody  smiled.  . Pat in London with a view to emigrating, stopped before a large placard  at the newsvendpr's shop and read :  "The situation in Egypt.'" Going in,  he said to the proprietor:' "'And share,  sort", I've come about that situation in  Egypt."' "Pooh !" said the man, "that's  tlie 'state of affairs.'" "Sorra a bit I  care who's estate it is, bedad, I'll take  it ancl be thankful !'* said the son of  Erin.  WRITE   OKTKX   TO   THIS   OU)   FOLK.  ."Write often to the old folks."  Said sister Kate to.me ;  "You're going oil'to college, Will,  'Along strangers you will be,  I know you'll'work as well as play,  But whatsoe'er you do.  Please don't forget thai; we. at. home,  Will long to hear from you.  "Now, Will, don't; think me foolish,  But mother, is not strong,  And she will surely worrj'  11 you put oil' writing long ;  1 know her eyes would sparkle,  And a hloom would tinge her cheek  If you could only write her  A letter once a week;  ���'Write often to the old folks,  Their hair is growing gray,  Mot very many years, alas !  Uave'they o'n earth to slay ;  Oil, promise uie this favor,  And never will you rue  The hour you write the old folks,  Who will long to hear from you."  "Dear sister, this 1 promise."  and my leap* began lo How���  "I'll write oi'ieii to the'old folks,  if you think Will please thein so."  And 1 write a weekly letter,  ��� In my snug and cheerful room���  And sister Kate inform-; me  Mother's cheek's are full of bloom.  BKKKLKY  WAS MAD.  You cock o', the North, -ive pipe away,  With both stumps gone and you woii the day :  You may lean your back against comrades now.  They'll'moisten your lips and they'll  kiss your  brow;       ���  For they fought like men. and a. man may weep  When lie. lays a man to his last long sleep.  Bulldogs who sleep on the Dargili ilidge,  Fall in, quick march, and over the bridge.  The. pipers ahead, and ihe same old air '  To pipe, you to heaven and veterans there;  And you'll tell the bullies who humbled Map  The glorious story of Dargai Cap.  A. fjiiily *"  IIis <':*l>in.  A gentleman heard that a young girl,  whose mother was in poor circumstances, was convalescing from a dangerous sickness. Forthwith he went to  the fruiterer's and secured some choice  bunches of Hamburg grapes at a 81 or  thereabouts a pound.  He carried them, not without some  selfsatisfaction, to the house of the invalid, and left them with her mother,  who received them in a dubious kind of  manner that did not evince, as he  thought, much gratitude.  This did not trouble him greatly,however, but tbe next clay when he called  he received a blow which almost made  him resolve never again to be generous  to strangers.  "How did your daughter like the  grapes?" he said to the grim ancl undemonstrative matron.  "Oh, pretty well," was the reluctant  answer.  "Did she eat them all?" was the next  query.  "Ves, she got away with them," was  the reply, "'but she is a good deal like  me; she likes something that is tasty  ���like canned corn."���Sacred Heart  Review.  *%>  There sprang a leak in Noah's Ark,  And then the dog began to bark,  Noah took its nose to stop the hole.  Hence a dog's nose is always cold.  "Oh, I don't know, your not so warm;  take your temperature ancl sec," remarked the depleted can of a clog  biscuit to the Klondike mater's thermometer.  "No, but your not so many, either ���  count yourself and see," retorted the  thermometer���Cincinnati Commercial  Tribune.  Bill���I read in the trade journals that  "the noise, of the hammer is heard in  the South."  Jill���Yes. I guess they've got on to  the fact that Croker is down there, and  they are beginning to nail things down.  ��� Y'onkers Statesmen.  You have basely deceived me ; you  told me when you married my daughter  that you had money coming to you.  Well���1 meant the money I would get  bv marrying her.  wits  was  Tri-  was  Interviewer���So you have decided to  take your play on the road, eh ?  Manager���Y. es, sir.  Interviewer���What will you do if it  doesn't have the fun that you anticipate  for it?  Manager���Walk as usual ���Richmond  Despatch.  *%,  "Our minister preached a sublime  .'.-ermon on Sunday,"remarked aChicago  woman, according to the Post of that  citv. "I did enjoy it so much. And  ri-'-ht in the middle of it I hit on how to  have my black serge rixed over. The  whole 'scheme came like a miracle,  and   will  work   out  no  end  of swell.  Mr. Cunimings told a number of  stories about Horace Greeley, none of  which, perhaps, was better or more  characteristic than the following :  "One day, during reconstruction  times, when Greeley," through the Tribune, was urging cm the cause of the  colored man, insisting that he should  have the right to vote, sit on juries,  hold office, audio perform all and singular the functions of full-fledged ancl im-  tranimeled American citizenship, there  came in his sanctum it negro in holiday  attire. He was a dandy, or as would  be said now-a-days. a dude. He was  arrayed in clothes of fashionable cut, a  silk hat overtopped the short, close  black curls about liis cranium, ancl he  wore gloves and toted a cane.  "As he entered the great editor  busy upon an editorial. Now, it  thoroughly understood about the  bune o'ltiee that when Mr. Greeley  writing he was on no account to be disturbed. On this particular occasion he  was in the throes of composition. His  face bent low over his desk, and his  hand flew rapidly over the paper from  left to right. The colored visitor,ignorant of all this, marched straight in and  sat clown in a chair: alongside the editorial desk.  . " 'I called, Mistah Greeley, to ask yo*  to write an editorial urging the colored  people to study sciences.'  " The editorial face bent a little closer  to the desk, the hand bearing the pen  flew yet faster across the paper. After  waiting a minute for an answer and  none coming, the colored man, regardless of the remonstrating" frowns of the  others in the room, again said in louder  and yet more pompous tones.  " 'i called, Mistah Greely,  to ask yo',  sab, to write an editorial urging upon  the   colored   men   the   study   of   the  ! sciences, sah.'  "Still no answer. Only the face bowed closer over the desk," and the hand  Hying faster over the the paper. Again  the pompous colored man, impatient for  an answer, lifted up nis voice to still  louder and more insistent tones.  " 'I called, Mistah Greeley, to ask yo',  sah, to write an editorial, sah, urging  upon the colored people the importance,  sah, of studying the sciences.'  "Without looking up, the great editor  replied in shrill and strident tones:  !" 'Damn you, get out." Get out. Go  to hell! Go anywhere! Go to New  Jersey and raise potatoes !'  "The colored man went," Cunimings  would conclude, "but whether he went  to New Jersey or to any of the other  places where.'Greeley told him to go, I  don't know, but it is certain he was  never again seen about the Tribune  ottice."  , A correspondent sends us the following amusing story, as .recently enacted  upon an Atlantic liner : "A shy Can.  adian major, after spending the first  evening with his friends in the saloon,  suddenly returned to-theni after saying  "Good-night," and'requested tin interview with the purser. IT; was .very  white. ,. ':  " 'There is a lady," he said, 'in my  cabin���No. 42.'  "'Rubbish!' exclaimed the purser,  "Here's the list; your companion is  Capt. Higginson.'  " 'Nothing will induce me to go into  the cabin again,' said the major.  "'Weill, I'll go,' rejoined the other.  He returned with great celerity, and  with a lace as white as the major's.  'Upon my life, you are right. We'll put  you somewhere else for "the night, and  see about it iii the morning.'  "With the earliest dawn they sought  the steward, and demanded an ex plana-]  tion.  "''It's all a mistake, gentleman,' he  said. 'It's Captain Higginson all right;  here's his luggage.;  " "We must have this explained,' said  the purser. -This portmanteau is unlocked ; let us see, what is in it.'  "It contained a lady's wearing apparel.  " "By Jingo!' cried the steward,'that's  what comes of taking names as don't  belong to us. She said she was Captain Higginson: but didn't say as it was  only in the Salvation Armv !'"  OLO    IJOG    TK-AY.  The morn of life is past,  And evening conies at last;  It brings me a dream of a once happy day.  Of merry forms I've seen  Upon the village green.  Sporting with my old dog 'n  Trav,  Old dog Tray's ever faithful,  Grief caimotYlrive him away,  He's gentle, he is kind, *  I'll never, never rind  A better friend than old dog Tray.  The forms I called my own,  Have vanished one by one,  The loved ones, the" dear ones, have all passed  away  Their happy smiles have flown,  Their gentle voices gone ;  I've nothing left but old dog Tray.  Chorus���Old dog Tr-vy, etc.  When thoughts recall the past  His eyes are on me cast ���  I know that he feels  what my  breaking heart  , would say,  Although he'cannot speak,  I'll vainly, vainly seek  A better friend than old dog Tray.  Chorus���Old dog Tray, etc.  GOOD LIKS WELL TOLD.  If you are  going to  the Klondike  take a copy of THE LEDGE with  arge  And  Comfortable  Ag.     Rooms  l^k-     -^     -^     -^I  1   ���%������%-   -%*  yon.  It  will  cheer  you  on  the  -^-     ^-     <&���     -*%.  ���%���    ^-    ���%,      ���   ���  journey  to  that  niecca  of  gold  <%,   -f^.   ^,   -%.  seekers.  ; The assessment is $2 in dust,  1 Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value.  r^jHt'ii',ff,,w'-"L'��ll���i"g*BgB^^  MADK A SOl'T IMPKKSSIOX.  In the modern printing presses, such  as are in use in this office, the paper  passes between rollers, around one, of  which the type faces are clamped. The  use of the rollers enables the wonderful  speed of modern printing to be done.  The paper,which unwinds in an endless  sheet from another roller, can go  through at almost any speed at which  the printing rollers can turn. In the  old days.printing was done by pressing  sheets of paper one after another down  upon the type. Gen. Joseph S. Smith,  of Maine, tells how he published a paper  without a press in Rath, Me... many  years ago : "When I'd get ready for  the press, I'd lay the type on a wash-  stand, get it all loyelled"down well in a  frame in which 'twas locked up.and then  Pel call in the hired 2'irl. She weighed  about 21.0 pounds when slit; sat down.  That's   what  I  wanted���sitting down  Some time ago a major of the Chaffee  artillery died and was given a military  burial. The artillery is a crack one,  ancl we went to see the procession.  When the mournful pageant was over  we stood thinking of the solemn scene���  those sadfaced men, the reversed arms,  slow tread, sad music and touching  sight of flag-draped' coffin, and unused  helmet. Some one touched my elbow  and said :  "Was the dead gintlenian aiiythin' to  ye, ma'am V  '"No,'"said I,smiling in spite of myself.  "Yo looked sor sorry, 1 was full sure  lie was somethin' to ye," she continued  disappointedly.  'Tie wits a'human being and a brave  soldier, that should be something to all  of us."  " Yis, vis, to be sure. 1 do be feeiin'  that way meself this inoniinY But  wouldn't it be grand, ma'am, liiournin*  for ti man'like that, supposin' he was  somethin' to ye."���Dover Sentinel.  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  in  actorl  SILVERTON, B. C.  The proprietor of a laundry a1  N.Y., posted the following notice  door :  "'Closed  on   account  of sickness  Monday.    I am not expected to live  l.tica.  on I. is  till  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to furnish all kinds of rough and dressed:  ffi&Sv-  Lumber  Shingles  The service in tlie Dining room is the best that can be  i rovided.   The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. JAMES   BOWES.  ���dc^.aaKng5gsggia5sa}!33��^^  Is  the leading; hotel of the  city,   and   headquarters  for  Mining and Commercial men.  The house is new,  all plastered,  and  ture in   use  is  of  the rooms  the furni-  the latest  and most serviceable patterns  Esazsscsas  rices!  "In the east," remarked the person  who was content with the worth of his  money, "the cities tire steadily gaining  ground at the  expense of the country."  '"And in the west,"' rejoined the person, who, on the other hand, poured his  glass full, "there is a similar  condition  of affairs,  wind out  Every  there a  time   we have a stiff  lot oi rural territory  moves into town.  Baby carriages, fancy upholstery and  furniture at ('rowlcv's. v  1'KICK   LIST:  Woinrh Lumber, narrow.  " ������ wide.  Joist and Scantling sized up to  is feet. hmg.  ,-*' to 2-1 '���'  i'l 'to .-to '.  Flooring, '1' & G , '1  ��� ���    '-        -'     .1 ������  V j( int Ceiliuir. ���>  " Rustic,  shipliip.  Surfaced Dros-od,  ���\ lilii'ral  discount on lar  AMOS THOMPSON*, W.   �����   MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. h. Thompson, Notary Public  .ni oo to  ISMlOIl!!  1!)  VI  1.5  orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  NEW DFA'VEII,   V..C.  Mines and  Mining  Properties  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for  Pluenix   insurance  oi'London, Eng.  for  Co.  TRAT HERN.  Jeweler  KASLO CITY.  B.C  Tho only  Practice  W  itclmiakt'i  in the  Koo'c  nav    District.     On  <rs  liv  mail  -eccive  j>roni|  attention.  ALL WORK mHAWKED x JO.-1K  xjiuukjtmj,  ��y iu vv  xjxlim v mix, u.  fix a, iov i  The Ledge.  was confident from his view of the  : question that silver had depreciated  : to the lowest possible ebb and that it  imust necessarily soon take an up-  j ward tendency in the markets ofthe  ..* ,v> i world, and sooner or later its coinage  '.'.i'.oo | and   commodity   values   would   be  one with  Published every Thursday.  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier  SUBSCRIPTION KATES:  Three montlis   -  Six "    Twelve  '���    THREE VEAKS  5.0U | b ht  more jh   harm0ny,  Transient Advertising, 2n cents per line first in I      ���     " . J  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent  insertions j the Other, than HOW   exists.       but he  nonpareil measurement.     .       _! ridiculed the idea of its commodity  value ever reaching its coinage value  at its present ratio with gold, 151- to  1 and 16 to 1.      Silver,   he argued,  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and  communications   upon   live topics  always acceptable.   Write on both sides of the ,.     ,    ,- .      ,   .      .���  ,        .   sendsomethinggood!5iad demonetized itself by  its overproduction; as though the time was  pajxsr if you wish.   Always  no matter how crude.   Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do th*j rest  TBUKSDAr,   DECEMBER?.   1897.  GIFTS   TO   MONOPOLY.  A banker who for a small sum in  cash would sell the combination of  his safe to a stranger would be put  into a lunatic asylum. How about  the people of a nation who would, unconditionally, grant a private corporation the right to tax them in  perpetuity for the privelege of supplying them with one of the first necessities of civilized life? This is  precisely what the people of this fair  Dominion of Canada have done ; or  to be more exact, what politicians  effected on their behalf.  We have   at   present   the   most  gigantic  railroad monopoly   on  the  American   continent,    and although  collossal and tar-reaching in its ambition,   with its , tentacles spreading  even to United States territory, Canadians are in no way proul  of it.  Deriving millions from franchises for  which it  has paid nothing into the  Dominion   or   provincial   treasuries,  our   "Great National Highway"   is  unwilling to bear its share of national  or municipal burdens,   as  witness its  past and present mendicant attitude  in Vancouver and elsewhere.    When  the   people   attempt   to  shame this  monopoly into some show of decent  treatment, the corporation, having an  unlimited fund of. that kind of persuasion which is eminently attractive  to a certain class of politicians and  aldermen, the people are'left to suffer.  The citizens of Vancouver can tell of  more than one ex-mayor   who sud:  denly became possessed of valuable  west-end property in tliis way.  The naked facts which we published last week from the Toronto  Telegram on the   "Crow's Nest Pass  Deal," are sufficient lo startle Canadians all over the Dominion,   and  arouse them to the dangers which  confronts the entire nation from the  presence of the enemy within our  gates. More to be dreaded than the  tramp of a foreign invader is this  deadly monster monopoly, whose  tentacles are powerful as the octopus,  and whose grip on our national life is  crushing as that of the Laacoon.  Not content with what the cormorant maw of the C.P.R. has hitherto  gobbled up in a general way all over  and is now when the people ofthe  world had too much money. Gold,  he argued, nad always maintained  its present value; its coinage value  was never greater than its commodity value, they ever remain the same,  and therefore gold was the pivotal  coin ofthe realm. ��� It was his opinion  that if gold and silver were ever to  be brought nearer to one another it  would be necessary to force gold  down, as he thought it would be impossible to bring silver up to the  value it held prior to its demonetization in 1873, of $1.29 per ounce.  The gentleman argues well from a  gold standpoint, but such argument  cannot stand in the face ofthe world's  best statistical compilations. His argument is based entirely on the supposition that gold is, has ever been  and will ever be, the only standard  coin and measure of value the world  over. This supposition is not based  upon, and, indeed, is strictly contrary  to, the showings of our greatest statisticians.  The fact of the - matter is, the war  waged against silver is not because  of its bullion depreciation, nor because of any difficulty in maintaining a parity between the two metals,  but because, and only because, the  great capitalists of the world, the  men who hold the mortgages, bonds  and other evidences of indebtedness  ol the world to the amount ot more  than one hundred billion dollars, desire to make money scarce and commodities cheap. It makes no differ  ence to them whether the money destroyed is gold or silver, but they insist that the use of one of the metals  as a standard money metal must be  discontinued, and the one that promises to be the most abundant is the  one they make war upon.  In a pamphlet on the money question by Hon. A. J. Utley, an extract  is made from the Report of the last  Monetary Commission (page 16)  showing that in 1857, when it was  supposed that gold was the metal of  which there would be the most abundant yield, a desperate effort was  made by the money kings to demonetize gold, and it was demonetized  in Germany and Austria, and the  movement would probably have become general in Europe but for the  resistance of France. Shortly afterwards, the report shows,  and as soon  is proven by Prof.  "Money   and    Mechanism  the Dominion,   the people of this sec  tion of the province, the mineral belt jas ifc became apparent that the more  of the Slocan-Kootenay, are now about  abundant yield was likely  to be sil-  to experience special attention. The  ownership of the Trail smelter and  all the interests of that enterprising  American, August F. Heinze, have  been long coveted, and the rule or  ruin policy of the C.P.R. is be extended to wipe out every enterprise not  owned or controlled by them.  While as British Columbians we are  shouting ourselves hoarse about the  freedom we enjoy in "our country"  we are simply fooling ourselves. We  have practically nothing now that we  do not hold by permission of the C. P.  R. and when "bet your boots" Home  gets a few more years cinch on this  fair Slocan of ours���then his, even  the precarious chance of earning  wages will be denied us by the colonization of Chinese in the mines, and  the white man of the community will  have so lifcde of anything of value that  he could call his own, that it could  all be pumped off on a C. P.R. handcar.  The western town that cannot produce a route to the Klondike is not  level with the date.   We advise all  ver, the hostility ofthe money kings  was at once transfered to the white  metal. The assertion that silver demonetized itself, because of its overproduction is not founded on fact. In  1873, when it was demonetized, the  coinage value of the product of the  metals was: Gold, $2,900,000,000;  silver, $2,000,000,000. Since 1873  the value ofthe product of silver has  exceeded that of gold by about $85, -  000,000. It can readily be seen,  therefore, that there was no natural  cause for its demonetization.  It is true the commodity and coinage values of gold are the same, but  this is easily accounted for. It is the  only metal having the privilege of  free and unlimited coinage by all  nations. Legislation has provided  that gold bullion shall be coined into  money at the rate of 23.22 grains to  the dollar. This legislation has created a demand for the total available  supply of gold bullion at $20.07 per  ! ounce, and so long  as  these  laws re-  havirig free and unlimited coinage,  while silver is coined only in small  amounts by the several governments.  To say that it is an impossibility  for silver to again reach its former  commercial value is showing ignorance of the history of silver's variance  in price. That legislation can do it  is self-evident. When the Bland Act  was passed in 1878 by the United  States Congress, providing for the  coinage of not less than $2,000,000  worth of silver per month, it created  a demand for sil ver bullion that did  not exist prior to its passage since 73  and by reason of this increased demand, caused solely by legislation,  silver bullion rapidly advanced in  value in all the markets of the world.  Again, in 1890 when the U, S. Senate  passed a free coinage bill, and it was  generally understood it would pass  the House, silver bullion rose in a few  days from 97 cents per ounce to $1.20,  not only in the United States but also  in Europe. And when legislation  was adverse to silver in India in 1893,  it fell almost as much in value in  twenty-four hours.  The fallacy of the assertion that  gold is more stable and unchangeable  than silver or any other commodity  Jevons. in his  of Exchange." On page 325 he shows that  the value of gold, as measured by  other commodities, fell 46 per cent,  between 1798 and 1809, and that from  1809 to 1849 it appreciated 145 per  cent. Since 1873 gold has appreciated more than 100 per cent.  The divergence in the price of the  metals has been because of the appreciation in the :yalue of gold and  not because of a fall in  the  value of  silver.    In proof of this we take the  statements of such statisticians as Dr.  Soetbeer and the  London Economist.  In a diagram   prepared   by   them  they show that, since 1B73,   as silver  tell in value as measured by gold,  commodities   also   tell   in   value as  measured by gold ;   that silver and  commodities kept very near together,  sometimes silver a little above and  sometimes commodities a little above.  It should be borne in mind that these  estimates are by the two ablest statisticians   of Europe,   and   that  114  commodities were taken in the measurement with silver.  Another false position taken by the  gentleman is, that if the two metals  are ever to be brought closer together  in their commercial ratio gold must  come down to silver because silver  cannot rise to its former value. We  think we have shown that if silver is  given equal rights with gold it is  bound to reach its old. value. To say  it would not is really an absurdity,  for men would not sell the bullion for  less than they could get from any  mint in the land. But, the gentleman says, the world would be flooded  with silver money. A sad plight,  indeed, to contemplate ! It is hard  to dream of a people with too much  money. But let us look at the other  side of it. If it were possible to adopt  a new or compromised ratio between  the metals and more gold be put into  a gold dollar and more silver into a  silver dollar, what would become of  the world's present stock of the previous metals, coined and circulating  at the ratio of about 16 to 1. This  stock consists of $4,068,800,000 gold,  and $4,070,500,000 silver. Would this  become spurious coin, or could legislation make the whole amount "honest"  money ?  ----^**- -��---*-��-- **TiTt|-|��1  i YhdhiT  ink of ..'MoptireaL  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund   :    :     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     859,698.40  Sir^Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector &Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird,  Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  A general banking business transacted.  rarwoBBr*.  Christmas  Goods  atChristmas  Prices  Now is your time  to invest in a new  suit. I am offering to my customers for this  month only, special   baro-ains in  0. s.  RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  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.  Suits  $2000  ranging    from  UP  Pants from $6.00  up. Overcoats  that will astonish  the natives.  Do not miss this opportunity  for our Worsteds, Serges,  Tweeds, Trouserings and  Overcoatings are the. newest  and best in the Slocan eoun-,  try. Satisfaction guaranteed  or   money    refunded.  A. TI. Wilson,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Williamson Block, New Denver.  ���fJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S I.I, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties-   examined   and   reported on for  in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belle-  vuc ave, New Denver. B C.  H.T.BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  I leavy 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  in my line.  ,  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E  I ominion & Provincial  Lard Surveyor.  Of Elegant, Useful Furniture.  Twenty styles of pretty Ladies'  Chairs.  Sloean City, B.C  D  R. A. S. MARS'  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  FITNXYISMS.  A certain young man who came out  West a few weeks ago, soon after his  arrival sent, the following back to his  papa:  "Some skies are blue, and some are dark;  Please send me fifty; your son, Mark."  The father, not wishing to be outdone  by his son, sent back the following reply :  "Some skies are blue, and some are pink;  I'll send you fifty,���I don't think."  Graduate of American Collegeof Dental Surgery  Chicago  W. S. DitEWiiy  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twigg  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor.-  Civil and Mining Engineers.  ford. McNeil Code.  Silk Brocatelle, Plush  anv Draw ins; Room���  Q t M. WOOD WORTH, M. A.,  LL. B.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  main in force gold bullion will never  towns to get a route if they want to  fall in value below that price. Prior  to 1870 silver bullion had the same  keep up with the champion procession : protection under the law, its coinage  of this golden age. Do not be dis-! value being $1.2929 per ounce, and  couraged. Take a pattern from the ! so long as the law remained in force  hustling town of Spokane, and get a j it was impossible for silver bullion to  route anyway. If* you cannot get a ; fall below its legislative limit. Since  fat route take a lean one and fill it i silver's demonetization, however, the  with wind the same as has been done ; metals have parted company. Be-  in Spokane, j fore   1873   the   commodity  ratio  of  -��� ������- silver and gold  had  never been but  fat.sk   i-i:[km)suii'   to  ku.ve...     slightly   above  10  to  1.    From  the    ; earliest'history of the  It was our pleasure a few days ago ; metals up to that ume they had trav-  to listen to a discussion of tlie silver ' eled side by side in the marts ofthe  question by a gentleman who has world, but slightly varying at any  traveled extensively in the old world stage in the history of centuries from  and throughout America, and who is I that ratio. But since 187.-1, twenty-  unquestionably well informed on the j four years, the commodity ratio of  question so far us it is studied by the ] the two metals has changed until  present day financier���from the sin-j now it is nearly 3f. to 1. ancl v^tthe  irle gold standard point of view.    lie ! t-uiim_;v ratio remains the same, gold  Conjuror���You see, Ladies and gentlemen, the dollar has vanished. We shall  find out where it has gone. You honest  countryman, over there, put your hand  in your coat pocket. I'll bet you find  the dollar."  "Xo, I've only something over eighty  cents."  "Impossible-! You must have tlie  dollar."  ''No, I haven't. That was a dollar  you put in my pocket a while ago, but  I've been out to have a drink since  then."    Tableau.  ^/  A savage chief was remonstrating with  an explorer, who, in order to obtain permission to pass through his territory,  was obliged to give up to him one of his  companions. "We had him properly  coin-age of the | cooked," the chief sternly observed,  "and yet he had a shocking bad flavor."  "And yet lie was my best friend,"  mournfully replied the explorer.  K  G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  MOTELiS OF KOOTEFiAY  SLOCAN HOTEL,  New Denver, H. Stege  ST. JAMES.  New Denver,  Angrignon Bros.  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver, A. Jacobson & Co.  in Cane, Reed Work and  Upholstered in  French  and Damask: ornaments for  if-  ^Z  each.  Handsome  and acceptable presents in Ladies' Secretaries, Bookshelves, JFancy Polished Tables at  ,$1.00 each.  I have too much stock for the times,  and am reducing prices to cost of  freight and handling. Another  large car has just arrived for me  and is now unloading at Denver  siding.  Stock too heavy;  Prices to Zero.  Fifty dozen Al chairs at 60 cents each.  Fifty patterns of silk and other  covers with trimmings for sale by the yard  D. M. Crowley,  Thirty years' practical Upholsterer.  Near the Ledge office, New Denver.  AsSflVEHS Op B. G.  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  THE FILBERT.  Sandon,  price  of  FRANK   DICK,  Slocan Citv.  P.O. Box 214.  "What's the  price  of   these   gloves'.  Sim asked.'  "A dollar and seventy-live cents*"  said the clerk; "but I'm afraid we huv-  en'l any small enough for you. Wa  can order an extra small size however."  "<Mi. These will do; I'll take three  pairs.'" The rascal won.  HOTEL  SANDON.  Sandon, R. Cunning  j THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Buckley  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks, J. S Reeder j si,>can city  p.E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  Bxandon, B. C,  Assay Price List  Gold, Silver, or Lend, each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined���  Gold and Silver.   Silver and Lead..  Copper (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver, Copper and Lend.  Gold and Copper.  Sandon, B.C  r\ WILLIM & JOHNSON*.  VJ (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  i: O  Silver and Copper   Gold, Silver and Copi>er   Platinum   Mercury :   Iron or Manganese   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each ;   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter; Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Cokinc  Coal) :.  Terms: ',Casli With Sample.  June 20th. 1SH5.  S1.50  3 00  ���1 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  2 50  2 50  8 00  5 00  2 00  2 00.  2 00  -I 00  0  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  Chas. A. Stoess,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E. M. Can.Soc. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial 'Land Surveyor.   Mining Surveying.  Kaslo, B.C.  ''^^sr^^^^m^^K^^^w^^^Z, TTFESTilSSSr  .   f^otes o? the w^k-   I  LBV COSSfO. 2  99999999��99999���9m9WMm  The Colonist, which is the favored  organ of the Government,   published  on  Nov. 27th an advertisement calling for tenders for the construction of  a Toll Road over the Skagway Trail  at a point where  it would cross] the  boundary   line   near Lake Bennett  and within this province.   The first  striking feature of this is,   that the  trail should be free,  and the next  peculiar feature is that  the bids are  to be in by the 8th  of December,  which would give but seventeen days  to intending contractors to get from  Victoria to Skagway and return, a  clear impossibility ; to say nothing of  the time required for a survey of the  work.    It is on the face of it a job,  put up for the benefit of some favored  hanger-on who has been over   the  ground, and who will stand in with  the boss on the   "toll" to be filched  from   the   unsuspecting   prospector.  No doubt there will be a convenient  lock-up for defaulters, who not having the dollar toll for the Turnerite at  tbe gate,   will  work out the toll on  Skagway pass under police surveillance. '  drink more intoxicants on the other side  than we do. Canada's bill in that regard is smaller, population considered,  than that of any country in the world.  The   Mother's   Curse.  immoral hypocritical creature, in whom and of $35,000,000 when compared with  the only good trait is love of country, the money paid for liquor in 1887. They  He is uhprogressi ve; cares nothing for  the natural wealth of the country but  takes care to tax those who do up to  tlie hilt. He seems simple, but the  most cunning Israelite is a child to  him. You have to be very wide awake,  indeed, in making- a barg-ain with him  for his farm. He will ask a fabulous  price, of course, but the manner in  which he will hold out against a price  which he has previously determined to  take argues a sophistication which  would not be believed by those who  regard him as to the asme o: pastoral  simplicity. The Boer will not exert  himself in his own behalf; he simply  taxes the Uitlander. That seems simple  enough. He gives the monopoly of  dynamite to a Germau firm; he claps  the most monstrous duties upon everything the Uitlanders use; the judges  have at last been made subservient to  the Raand, and the mining prospect is  dull indeed.   There is lots of capital in  A   Governor's   Reception.  England, and it will now come into  Canada. In the end, of course, the  Boer will have to give way. It stands  to reason that a handful of Boers cannot  prevent for ever the development of  the country by an energetic people. In  the meantime, Canada will reap the  benefit of the present uncertainty."  Plenty of Benzine.  The basis for social destinctioil  is  being aired just now between   New  York and New England.    Gothemite  , exclusiveness has reduced its inner  circle from  the traditional  400 who  were chaperoned by Ward McAllister, to the more select number of 35  people whose bank accounts come up  to the guage required by the present social leader.    New England enters a plea in bar against the shoddy  aristocracy of Wall Si.   by claiming  the pedestal of nobility for the   "29  families that came to New England  from Great Britain who were entitled  to   bring   armorial   bearings   with  them"   This should   he   conclusive,  the 29 high escutcheons outweigh the  35 heavy checks.    The  checks however   seem   to   have ability to  buy  the titled husbands so much courted  by the   New   York   heiress.     This  question      of     ancestry      is    not  one that all wealthy or even present  titled descendants of emigrants from  the old country would care to publicly  trace.    Virginia and Australia with  perhaps New York added, have an  aristocracy which could trace lineage  to an ancestry which "left their country for their countries good," and yet  their descendants are about as rich  in morals ancl real estate as the heirs'  ofthe blue-bloods who   "came over  with the Conqueror" or even the em ���  blazoned pilgrims of the  Mayflower.  Time is a wonderful leveller.  The national liquor bill of Great  Britain and Ireland for the year ending  March 31st, 1897, has just been printed  in a parliamentary paper. In the two  islands there was turned out 3(',('91,419  gallons of whiskey in 1897, over 5,000,-  000 gallons more than in the previous  year. Of tliis, 32,120,238 gallons were  consumed in the United Kingdom, and  4,790,1$! gallons exported. There are  193 distilleries at work-in Scotland, 29 in  Ireland, nine in England and one in  Wales. The British are great beer  drinkers. Last year excise duty was  collected on 34,203,094 ' barrels of beer,  an increase of nearly 7,000,000 barrels  over the consumption of 10 years ago.  The breweries have been consolidated  at an extraordinary rate. Fifteen years  ago there were 15,774 breweries; now  there are but 8,305. The number of retail liquor dealers is now 169,011, an  increase of 400 in the year. The total  drink bill for the vear footed up to the  enormous sum of $183,311,710. This is  an increase of nearly $5,000,000 in a year  Mandan, N. D.���Three weeks ago,  Joseph Williams, fireman on the Northern Pacific coast passenger train, in a  moment of insanity, threw himself into  the firebox of his locomotive and was  instantly burned to death.  The frightful manner in which AVill-  iams ended his life brings to light the  fact that he was the victim of a woman's  curse. It is stated by railroad men that  the fireman was running the switch  engine in the Mandan yards at the time  a young girl was run down and crippled  for life. She subsequently came into  prominence through her appeals to her  friends for postage stamps, with which  to enable her to procure artifical limbs.  The mother of the girl, who appeared  in the yard very shortly after the accident, assailed the young engineer with  all the language at her command and  wound up with :  "May the God above you, that loves  my girl, end your days in the firebox of  your own engine."  This was several years ago, but the  words rang in the ears ,of the man who  recently leaped into the furnace to his  death. He could not forget the words;  they were with him constantly. He  seemed to hear them repeated every  moment, and it was the mother's curse  that finally drove him to take his life.  It was an irresistable impulse that came  over him on that fatal morning when he  was on duty in the engineer's cab; the  fire charmed him. There was in the  blaze a sort of fascination that impelled  him to make his deathbed in the live  coals.  One of the best stories yet heard on  Governor Atkinson, of Georgia, was told  by himself to a party," of admirers who  where chatting with him recently :  "It was during my recent inspection  of the convict camps," said the Governor. '���'Among other places I visited  were the coal mines, and in order to  make a thorough inspection it was necessary to go down into the mines to see  the convicts at work. Two guards accompanied me down into the mines.  They showed me everything of interest,  and finally took me to where the convicts were at work. As we approached  them one of the convicts rushed over to  me,  crying:  'Good   Lord! Bill Atkin  son, as sure as 1 live! I never expected  to see you here. What on earth, Bill,  did the}' convict you of doing?'" I  readily recognized the man as one I had  known since my boyhood."���Current  Literature.  tinue his route to the Klondike.   This,  however,   was no easy task, owing- to  the blocked condition "of the trail; and  so to secure himself the right of way,  he actually hired a gang of ruffins at  $50 apiece to block the" trail with their  revolvers for a .sufficient length of time  to enable him to get through ahead of  all the rest before the lakes had frozen  over.   This, however, the miners could  not stand,  and thev stormed the pass.  While 1 wish my enterprising-   friend  success, I have not heard of him since.  I would have liked to have interviewed  him, but I felt that -nothing short of a  brazen statute could have done justice  to his cheek Y' ,  YANKEE   BLUSTER.  LARfiEST    STAMP    Mir. I  "With 7,000,000 tons of ore insight, the  Treadwell   mine   on   Douglass   Island,  Alaska, is soon to have the largest stamp  mill in the world. It has been decided  to double the capacity of the plant,  making the number of the stamps 300.  The next largost mill in size is located  in South Africa, and has 230 stamps.  The Treadwell will mine its product at  a cost of $1 a ton and will produce $125,  000 monthly.  An interesting interview is published  in Black and White, London, with  Capt. A.Lee, R.A., who investigated  Klondike matters on behalf of the  Daily Chronicle. Capt. Lee said,among  other things: "I gained a wonderful  glimpse of the famous American  specials, who are daunted by nothing  when the interest of their readers is at  stake. I jokingly threw out the suggestion to one of them���the representative of a prominent New York daily���,  that he should purchase some tons" of  dynamite, blow up all the obstructions  on the trail, and then attach to the  cleared pathway, the names of "The  -r���-(World) Boulevard,' and so win  everlasting renown for himself and his  paper. To my amazement he leaped at  the   suggestion,   chartered   a   special  Parson's  Produce  Company  Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  mas  Goods  Arriving daily at  Knox Bros., iii the  shape of���  Watches,  Diamonds,  Sterling Silver Novelties,  Celuloid Goods,  Clocks,  Jewelry, Etc.  Leave your orders  early for special  designs of Jewelry  steamer to Juneau, where he purchased  the necessary explosives, and returned  post haste to begin his work of destruction.    At first the struggling   miners  were enchanted with  his philanthropic  zeal on   their   behalf; but   when   the  rocks began to  rain about their tents  and pack trains without improving the  route in the least, and they realized  that  they were   merely assisting in a  gigantic advertising scheme,  they rejected further   newspaper aid and'proceeded to grapple single-handed with  the task themselves.   Nothing daunted  by this fizzle and finding the "climate of  Skagway a little to warm  for comfort,  this same correspondent decided to con-  Wholesale  dealers in  Butter/ Eggs,  Cheese, Apples,  Poultry and  Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these  goods in Western Canada. All  warehouses under perfect system  of cold storage. Full stock carried  at Nelson, B. C. For prices write  or wire  JP. J. RUSSELL:  Manager of Nelson Branch Parson's Produce Company  Has an  Immense  Stock, of ........  RE&DY-MADE  CLOTHING,  BOOTS & SHOES  No necessitj* for  freezing to death  if you have a few  dollars to invest in  this kind of stock.  Call in,  The prices will astonish vou.  Next Saturday  And continuing throughout  tlie Season.  Tlie recent election in centre Toronto in which Mr. Bertram the liberal  candidate, was   successful   over his  conservative opponent Mr.. Rowland,  is somewhat remarkable in illustrating the   small  value of newspaper  support in the contest.    Mr. Bertram  had but one powerful newspaper on  his side,   tlie Globe, while Mr. How-  land   was   supported   by   the  Mail-  Empire,   the   World,   the   Evening  Telegram and the   Evening News.  The open opposition of such a pronounced liberal paper as the Telegram to Mr: Bertram was justified on  the ground that Bertram was one of  the renegade liberals who forced the  Laurier cabinet to yield to  the ring  who   manipulated the  Crow's   Nest  Pass deal for their own benefit.    As  it stands the verdict of centre Toronto  is one of doubtful  value to Government or the country.    The one object  lesson of the contest  is that the press  is not all powerful  in moulding opinion or otherwise running the country.  Building  Blocks,  Story Books,  Doll  Carriages,  Carts,  Carpet  Sweepers,  Fur Dogs,  Climbing-  Monkey,  Flying-Birds,  Admission  25c  Ladies Free.  Season Tickets, $3.1  GOLU  A   Coal    iraiuiuo.  Although coal mines are all around  Calgary the people do not seem to get  the fuel and declares that there is a  famine. The Calgary Herald remarks:  "It has been frequently stated, and not  without authority, that the portion of  the earth immediately underly the district of Alberta,  is one enormous and  illimitable   coal   held.    Lethhride,  the  Crow's Nest. Sheep Creek,   Fish ('reck,  Calgary,   Knee   Hill,   Red  Deer,  Can-  more, Anthracite and Otoskiwin, in fact  every point where the ground lias been ;  excavated, has been  found to contain  coal of good quality and  easy  access. !  Every day   we   hear   of  entcr.iri.sing j  citizens who happen upon a coal seam j  in   our   immediate   neighborhood.     It i  would indeed appear as if Ave had coal  'to burn.'   The fact,  hoAvever, is that j.  neither love nor money can purchase a j  ton of hard coal in Calgary today.'"   Ifj  the North River and Nicola Valley coal  fields Avere.opened  up.  there Avould be  no fear of a coal famine  in anv portion  of B.C.    Passim*; Notes.  George Fry.  a mining  expert,   who  has spent some years  in the Transvaal. :  thinks that Boer-cursed   land  will have  to take second place with (Javaila  tracting  capital   henceforth.  ten'ie.AV lie says :    -'Tlie Boer  MUmimunnm  mas Tr  rmameet  Drums,  Steain Engines,  Hot Air Motors  with  Ferris  Wheel  attached.  Doll Furniture,  Air Guns,  Granite Sets,  Games,  Iron Trains,  Rattles,  Horns,  Mouth Organs,  Toy Pistols,  Music Boxes,  Magic Lanterns,  Flag's,  American & Canadian  Candles, Etc.  Also a very select line of  Japanese Chinaware, Fancy  Baskets, Waste Baskets, Jar-  dineres, Etc.  Ladies' Fancy Satin and  Felt Fur-Top Slippers just in  from Boston.  NEW   DENVER,  Rooms  Board.  Reasonable.  This House is plastered  and is one of the most comfortable in the Slocan.  Everything neAV and first-  class.  DINGMAN.  (��  11  (>  (>  11  ()  o  < >  <)  (>  i >  i >  i >  i'  (i  (��  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  Mining; Properties of  all kinds war-ted for  hiirlish market.  Mining I in  ���llAlfP  I'l.KWMAN  K".s-.l;iii.|. H 6  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 9, 1897.  Fifth Year  Gil.laiel Moors Speculation.  [Copyright, 1897, by the Author.]  The     evening     sunlight,     slanting  ���thwart the  waters,   glistened   like   a  thousand flakes of silver, but  doAvn   in  the shadow of the mountains, with tbe  beetling crags and the  tangled  leather  wood brakes along the banks, Kanawha  river looked but what  it  was���;a wild,  rough   stream,   half  muddy   and  half  elear from the nature of- its tributaries,  the New river and the Granley, which  flow into each   other  about  two  miles  above    the   falls.    Its    surface   looks  smooth enough, but it possesses an undercurrent as swift as a whirlpool.  Gil-  liad Moon brought'his small boat down  on the muddy side, and when he reached a certain briery  landing  he  pulled  ashore and hid his boat among the iron  weeds which grew to the. water's edge.  Then, followed by  his dogs, he walked  up the path which led to his house under the threatening rocks of tlie mountain.    There  was   to be   a   war in   his  house.    One by one his 12 children hud  Y scattered ahout and died.    Only  Luney  was left, and Gilliad was  fond of  her.  She was preparing his meager supper of  fried lish and griddle cakes.   She w::s a  pretty girl, or would have been   pretty  if tidy.    Slie wore   a  short cotton dress  turned up over a .striped balmoral after  the  fashion   of  the   Scotch   fishwives,  only her clothes were dull  and shabby  in coloring and  texture, and  there was  an utter absence of the picturesque.  She  was thin and pale, and a frown of discontent, an   unusual   thing   for Laney,  darkened her face.    Gil Had entered Ihe  open door, and, placing his  gun  across  the  wooden   pegs  on   the   wall,   flung  down before   the  girl  a   huge  spotted  wildcat.    "Thar," he  said.    "Sec thet  varment, gal? Waal, thet'll fetch a clean  two dollar, so  git  yer  stumps  clar'ed  erway an hope me skin 'im."  "Ewhl" ejaculated Laney. "An  thet's her critter I beam ther dorgs  arter?"  The slim yellow cur and the bob  tailed, plug eared bulldog, faithful followers of their master, wagged head;;  and strutted about as if conscious of a  victory.  The man took his knives aud whetstone from a box and went <-o the door  stone, where he seated himself to sharpen them.  Laney fried the griddle cakes, and  the pungent odor of the bacon rind,  with which she greased the skillet,  floated out. upon the evening air and  mingled with the dampness from' the  dripping rocks above the house.  "Did ye hear anything erbout ther  party at Shady?" asked Laney as she  set the one cracked plate upon the table  and motioned for Gilliad to eat.  "Naw, an I didn' ax nothin erbout  et," he replied  "Taddy Green aira-comin furtertek  me  up   thai- in  his dugout," said   the  girl.  "But I kain't go 'thout no shews."  "Ye kin  stay  et  home "thout  'em,  then," said Gilliad.  Laney flashed an angry glance at him  from beneath her fronsy hair. She  looked up the river and saw the white  buildings of the hotel and store gleaming in the evening sun. If she only had  some money, she could purchase shoes  from tlie store on her way to Shady in  the dugout, and she would be as well  equipped for the "shindig" as the city  girls were for the gay balls at the hotel.  At least she would be satisfied.  Laney watched the cloud of mist float  up from the rivers, where they came  together and dashed and broke into  spray over the falls. She was silent, a  moment. Then, as she turned to the  work of skinning the wildcat, she said  firmly:  "I air a-goin ter ther party, an ye  ort 'er gin me a par o' shews er money  ter git :em with."  "I ort, ort I?" responded her father  as he slashed his long kuife through the  tough hide which Laney held.  "I dunno why ye kain't, pappy," she  said, and the tears gathered in her dull  eyes.  She had never been refused before, because she had never made such a request.  "Ye dunno, eh?" sneered the old man.  "Waal, ef ye tell me whar ter git it,  I'll gin it ter yer."  "Out o'thet box thar," said Laney  boldly.  "It hes got nothin whutsumever in  it," snapped the man, " an  I warn ye  By K. S. GK^XT.  and rais<"*d the bloody knife menacingly  at her. lie glared from his deep set eyes,  with their grizzled lashes, like a maniac.  Laney crouched at his feet. Her un-  kenipt hair glistened in the firelight. A  moment ho stood over her with the  dripping knife. His stiff white hair and  long beard bristled, his humped ahoul-  dt rs were. drawn back, and bis horny  hand threatened her life.  Up in the mountains, deep in its re-  ��'-=s of gray rocks, fringed around by  lichens and high grass that crinkled and  lined in the wind, is an Indian spring.  Ihe water is deadly poison. An old  s!cry relates that a tribe there paused  in their march, in all the glory of savage war paint, bent upon tlie destruction  of a nobler race, and gazed and drank  and died. The venom in Gilliad Moon's  eyes was as deadly as the waters of the  mountain spring. Laney cowered before  it and crouched upon her bare feet.  While he stood there a thought came to  him that of all the poor creatures with  whom his life had'been linked here was  tlie dearest, lie was about to strike  lowu. the only living thing that he  loved. Giiliad Moon hud saved himself  into a veritable human  very   love   for Laney.  He had never yet laid  His  .v  "Yr. she devil!" lie hi.saed.  not ter go rummagiu in no boxo' mine.  D'ye hear?"  "Ef thar ain't nothin in it, what's  bekem o' ther money that were in  them inginearer's puckits?" asked the  girl.  "Who sed thar was enny?"  "I do. I seed it with my own eyes es  I stud on ther cliff an seed yer drug "ini  up 'niongst ther stick weeds, an I s-ee(]  ye tek ther wallut outin his puckit an  count ther money, an then ye kivered  it up wit' sand afore ever ye let on  thet ye'd found Mm."  There was a startled, wicked glenirj  in old Gill'-id's eyes.  "Ye she devil!" he hissed. "Ye lean  faced huzzy!''  He let the dead cat  fall   to the floor  rom developing  vampire'h\ Vat  fcu'ike her?   ^,()!  his rough hand upon her in anger,  arm dropped to his side.  "Ef ye nvver do watch me again,"  ho said with a quavering voice, "ef ye  nvver do, I'll lay hands on yc, shore.  I'll,far ye inter linearis o'whit leather  an feed ye ter the devil's huntin doi'g."  Theold man's face' settled into its  stolid scowl, and he resumed his work.  Tlie two dogs stood bj', snapping occasionally at each other, and greedy for  the. blood. The Knife glittered as he  flashed it before the fire.  "I kuow'd ye bed money," said  Laney sullenly. "Taddy Green sed es  how ther inginearer showed a pile o'  money ter some un et ther falls ther  varry day be was drownded."  "Tbadeous Green gut thet money,  then, ef he knows so much erbout it,"  said Gilliad.  "I seed ye git it," persisted Laney,  "an ef ye don' gin me 'nuff fur a par  o' shews I'l! tell on ye."  "Ye dassent," said Gilliad, with an  ugiy smile. "What d'ye want wit'  shoes ennyhow? Ye nuvvcr hev bed euuy  yit. They'll, confine ver feet so's ye  kain't; walk."  She tossed her head and sneered at  his arguments. The frown on her face  grew darker.  "Ye kiu do es ye air a min ter,  pappy, but ef yer want me ter stay here  et home an dredge fur ye es I hes did  sence mammy died yo'll. hev ter shew  me. I air too big er gal ter be goin  bar'foot afore folks."  "Stay at home, "said the old man  sullenly. "Kain't blame ye ef ye go  bar'foot et home."  ������'I'll leave ye an hire out like a  nigger," sidd Laney. "Inuvverdid hev  a haight fur ter buy close wit', au I air  jis' tired o' dredgin fur nothin."  "Ye air got yer head turned ther  wraug way, like a whoot owl's, scart  out o' his hole in ther daytime. Ye air  a thinkin ter pattern arter them hum  backed gals what comes ter ther hotel,  an ye min me. I say, ef I ketches ye a  doin ennytbiu fur them, er up thar fur  enny cause whutsumever in the least,  I'll git me a bunch o' rope an larrup ye  uvvery step ter this caben. Ye hear?  Now ye min me ef ye want a home. Ef  ye don' want no home here, jis' light  out es soon es ye air a min ter. Ye  don' hope, me narry haight. Me an ther  dorgs kin git on five 'thout ye."  Gilliad Moon then stalked out of the  house.  Laney sqnatted by the fire where she  had held the carcass of the wildcat,  rested her chin in her hands and looked  out at the evening sky. Her thin face  seemed to grow longer in the twilight.  Her eyes brightened and brimmed over,  and the. tears rained down her cheeks.  She heard her father's footsteps descend  the hardened path and die away in the  distance. She shuddered. Then she  noiselessly crept toward the greasy old  box in the corner.  It was not all stolen money in the  box. Since she was a little girl Gilliad  had been contributing to its contents.  She would not have touched one of  those shiny coins or water soaked notes  she had seen from the cliff for all the  world put together. The top of the. box  had served in turn as washstand, meat  block, bread board and kitchen table.  It was now piled with a nondescript  heap cf rubbish, and the front of it was  fastened firmly with a rusty padlock.  But, with the opportunity that makes  the thief, Laney had cut the leather  hinges on the lid, aud she now lifted it.  At ihe bottom of the box she found  an old yarn sock���colored blue wlieu  her mother lived and set a blue pot���  and stowed away in the sock was���  money. It was lumpy and heavy. It-  was but one. of the many stuffed socks  in the old box, but it was the only oue  she had seeu, and it contained more than  she thought she could ever spend. She  lifted it from the moldy old ropes and  rubbish and weighed it in her hand  She was trembling from head to foot.  She went forward into the firelight  and, squatting down, poured out the  money in her lap.  The fire flickered and crackled. Tbe  wind outside whistled through the cleft  rocks and stirred among the iron weeds.  The river moaned as it beat and lashed  itself on the shoals. Laney crouched in  the cabin and listened. A crunching step  on the path startled her. She caught up  her dress and went to the door. She  fleered out into the now dusky evening.  A pallid'western light through a break  in the mountains showed where the  sun had set. No one was near. Only a  fearless wbippoorwili, perched on the  panel of rail fence, swayed himself  back and forth and whistled softly,  u;.; i:ingly. She had heard the same  i (-.-< *��� while   she   stood on the cliff  and  corpse. She turned shudderingly Into  the cabin and took up a handful of the  money from her lap. She hoped it was  not the same, and the temptation, to  take it was great.  Suddenly she shrank back with sn-  pt r^itious horror, for she saw blood  stains upon her hands. Poor Laney 1  She had quite forgotten that she had  handled the wildcat. She groaned in  pitiful terror while she replaced the  money in the box and piled the rubbish  npon it. Her conscience had suffered a  wound, for she had been in the act of  theft. She berated herself for it as she  brushed up the hearth and put the cabin to rights. But she had conquered.  'She had not yielded to her momentary  Aveakness, and she had recovered all the  ftuioker from the fright.  "It air inos' time fur Thadeous," she  miid, "an I mus' herry up an git my  cio's on so's not to keep 'im waitin."  She brought forth from behind tbe  bed and robed herself in a yellow calico  Kkirt milled and furbelowed with bands  of purple calico. She put on an ill fitting basque of gray alpaca, faded about  the neck and bursting at tho seams, and  which had neither hooks and eyes nor  buttons upon it.   But she lapped it over  irom the Dubbling contents stamped  them at once to the knowing mountain  eer as wildcat. Old Gilliad would undoubtedly have told a prying stranger  that he was boiling it for his dog. It  smelled good. He held his nose away  from his cob pipe to get a full whiff of  the savory steam.  The fire blazed fitfully. The kettle  sizzled and boiled low.  Giiliad took up a burning  torch aud  peered, by its light, into the ntew. He  predded the meat with his jnckknif?;  but, finding it still tcrgb, he dippV  more water from the river and pouicd  over it. Filling his pipe, he sat down  for another long smoke.  Toward morning he discovered tho  meat to be quite tender.  .'. Getting his cracked plate, be filled i:  with white slices from the. cat's p'-jm-o  hams, and, garuished with spearxnius  and cold griddle cakes, Gilliad made a  hearty breakfast as the sun peeped over  the tangled brush on Big Sewel mountain.  The dogs also had a good meal from  the stringy fragments which Gilliad  threw down in the sand for them.  Still another service was the dead cat  destined to perform, Wheu the soui  was cold, Gilliad brought forth a gourd  and carefully skimmed the lard from  the top of it.  "It air ther varry, best ileluvver hev  seed fur rlieumatiz, " he told his dogs.  "Wildket ileair thet.  ' \f0fiA0 rV  The old man turned sharply.  aud pinned it with red thorns, point  over po. ::��� t, 1 ike a fence row. She com bed  her'hair and fastened a greasy ribbon  at the end of her braids, and then she  went to the river to-wash her feet.  "Ef I did hev shews now, I'd think  a heap o' myself," she said with a little sob as she placed her white, shapely  feet upon a rock and waited for them to  dry. Scon the splash of Thaddeus  Green's oars caused her to go down the  candy.path and meet him.  Laney  was  usually   gay and  chatty  with the  young  man, but he soon observed  that something was wrong with  her, and-he  questioned   ber  as   to tbe  cause.    The small boat plowed its way  up the strea?n.  The stars came ont, and  the  milky   way,   stretching  from   one  bristling mountain top to another, shed  a  pale light down on the black waters.  By  the   time   they  reached the  store,  near where   they would   have to  land,  the young logman   had   discovered  the  principal  reason   for Laney's distress.  He resolved to prove himself worthy of  the trust  he  had asked her, and when  they  walked  up   the  mountain  gorge  which led  to Mooley's cabin in   Shady  Laney wore a pair of stiff leather shoes,  and, better still, a soft, warm crocheted  shawl, which Thaddeus had generously  purchased   at the store.    She was never  so happy in her life.  She forgot that her  father had ordered  her from his house.  She forgot, that there was  anything in  the world to be sorry for, and she rattled  over  the stony   path   triumphantly  in  her shoes.    When they reached  a  level  on   top  of  the   mountain, they passed  through   a small wood of   belted trees.  The mist from the  roaring  falls below  drifted up, and the full red moou, turning  around   the cliff, cut  long  funnel  shaped roads through the mists and the  naked woods with her beams.  Thaddeus guided the girl, and they  came suddenly into a clearing, where  the. trees had all been cut from the  blackened stumps and rolled down the  mountain, and they were in Shady.  The name was as inappropriate as  possible. It was a barren hilltop. The  river wound about its base like a silvery  snake. Mooley's cabin was before them,  and they soon reached the open door.  What a whirl aud cloud were inside  the four walls of the cabin! Girls' calico  dresses aflutter, boys' cowskin boots  as torn p! Essence of cinnamon mingled  with the perfume of sweetest wild flowers afloat in the airl  '' Come right in!" called Isaac Mooley  as he spied Thaddeus. "Come on an  lead out."  Taking Laney's hand, the young fellow sailed down the puncheon floor be-  I think I kiu sell  this fur cash at ther falls, I'm- it air  amazin eurible iV It air ther varry  thing fur Keptin Kines' foot, an I'll  tek it up ter him tcrday while it's  frush."  He met with a lively reception at the  falls.   Old Gilliad was known to be the  best   informed   man   along   the  river  about the dangerous  undercurrent, and  tho deep caverns, and the sunken rocks.  When his boat came up that morning,  it was met by many others, and the entire little settlement had turned ont in  tho  distressing search  for  a  drowned  woman.    One of  the lady guests at the  hotel   had been  out  boating   and   had  been thrown out under the roaring falls.  "Thar's Gilli'd   Moon,"   said a man  upon seeing him.. "Ef  he   kain't  find  her, nobuddy kin." o  So to Gilliad Moon the heartbroken  husband fled.  "Air yer willin ter gin anything?"  asked the old man, while his keen eyes  glistened at the prospect of a big reward.  "Fifty dollars."  "I'll git her ef ther dern mud kets  don'eat her up, "said Gilliad as he  turned his boat around and rowed down  stream again.  He returned to his cabin and hunted  up his many different grasp hooks. He  put new ropes where the knotty old  ones were rotten, and with his long  trusty pole���the same witli which lie  prodded the engineer's swollen fae-���  he set out iu his boat to hunt for the  lost woman. Along the bank the sumac bushes blazed with autumn beauty  and nodded over the turbulent stream.  Night came. Lights glimmered from  the skiffs of the searchers, 1. ��� they  were all above Gilliad. An occasional  shout from one of them caused an oath  from Gilliad when he thought someone  had found the body. But the night  search was vain.  The next day it rained, but Gilliad  went out in the dense 1;g and paddled  about.  After awhile Thaddeus Green came  down  on a raft  of  logs which   he was  tne neepest water and tied the end of  the rope securely to the roots of a tree.  That day at the falls he saw the  grief stricken husband and child of the  lost woman. The little one stood by  bim on the bank of the river which  held such fascination for them and  clutched his horny hand for a moment.  What a thrill that innocent touch Eaut  to the gnafied old heart! But the steamed and weather stained countenance of  Giiliad betrayed not his secret.  At length the reward was increased,  trebled, and old Gilliad went forth  from his lonesome hut to restore the  hidden body. His crazy little craft went  cruising along the river banks, apparently in great unconcern. Some fishermen were near, and it was a long time  It Vie he could secure his treasure.  When at last be hurried up the hollow,  it was as the midday sun blazed down  rv: the creek. He proceeded to lift and  . ;:t the cord that held his ghastly speculation.  ���'Hello, n_r?.]p. Gill'ed!" said a voice  at his back.    "What hev yo thar?"  rr-ie old man turned sharply, and  then- stood Laney's beau.  "Dern ye!" he muttered between his  fellow teeth. "Dern ye, wliut did yo  kem fur?"  "Oh, I see, ye'vo got er prize," said  Thaddeus, laughing. There was no help  for it. Gilliad confided in Laney's beau  and offered to share the reward for  silence.  "By jingo,'' said Green when Gilliad  finished, "yu air snowed this time  shore Thet womanYs done been found  two mile below here. I seed^ 'em  teken"���  "Then who in God's name hev I got  here?" interrupted Gilliad Moon, while  a gray pallor crept up into his leathery  cheeks. Thaddeus bent over the rock  and lifted out and laid upon the sand  the shiny, bursting body of���Laney.  Till': KXO.  Wellington aud Napoleon.  There are some interesting stories in  the recently published reminiscences of  Mr. Coi-bould, tho drawing master to  Queen Victoria's children. Here is one  of them: "On reaching tho palace one  morning the Prince of Wales showed  me a drawing he had just finished. Napoleon was depicted on horseback leveling a pistol at the Duke of Wellington,  who was advancing to cut down his  great enemy. While I was looking at  the drawing, who should come in but  the duke himself.    'Why. the very man  who can best criticise my drawing!'  cried the prince. 'Now, can yon tell me  who that is on the left?' he went on,  presenting the sketch to the duke.  'Well,'replied the latter deliberately,  'judging from the waistcoat and the  cocked hat, I should say it was meant  for Napoleon.' 'Bight,' said the prince.  'And who is the other figure?' 'By the  cut of the jib,' returned the dnke calmly, 'I should say it was myself.' 'Bight  again. Well, now, is the drawing accurate? That's what I want to know.'  The duke rose, put down the sketch and  thus impressively addressed the Prince  of Wales: 'My boy, I'm going to tell  you something that the English people  don't seem to realize. I was sent out to  keep Napoleon in check, but never in  my life have I set eyes on him. Once;  in the midst of a battle, some one cried:  "Look! There's Napoleon!" But before  I could get the glass to my eye the  smoke from a field gun had enveloped  him.' "     ____________  Tho Lubrication Test.  Very few of the millions of people  who carry watches realize to what a  ���wonderful'extent lubrication; is developed and Avhat au extraordinary number of t*m*s the balance. Wheel makes  with one oiling. A Chestnut' street  watchmaker, whoso knowledge of these  wonderful pieces of mechanism is not  exceeded by any.man in this city, has  made up an interesting table of com  parison to show the-perfection of lubrication in a watch.  A. watch will run on one oiling from  a year to a year and a half. Eveiy  minute tho balance wheel turns on its  axis 450 times and 27,000 times in an  hour. Accepting a year as tho time- tho  ordinary watch will run with oue oiling, he finds that if the driver of a lo-  eoruotivo was as well oiled as a balance  wheel of a watch it ought to run 00  miles an hour day and night for 648  days, or well on to two years, with one  oiling. In that time it would traverse ,  a distance equal to nearly 40 times the  ciicnaiferenee of tho earth.  In view of the fact that in reality  few locomotives will run oue day without reoiling, he maintains that the  .watchmaker has developed his art to a  far ��reater degree than the locomotive  builder has yet been able to reach.���  Philadelphia Record.  II ran turn! is talking about building a  new opera house, the cost of which will  anionnt to .?r>0,0u0.  ��� jv  J. A. MeKinnon & Co.,  CRera  Silverton, B. C.  tween the rows of  girls and   boys, and  with many a hearty   kick of his  boots  proceeded   to turn  partners, while  the  crowd sang in lusty tones:  Ther boys dig an scratch,  Tiler gills knit an patch;  We'll all live tert;ether  In ther sweeteiitater patch,  An we'll chase ther bufferlow���  Yes, we'll chase ther ImlTorlow���  Oh, we'll chase���ther���buf-fer-low!  t   lather  rob    the    bloated  Gilliad Moon sat on the river bank  and smoked his cob pipe with as much  satisfaction as if he expected to have  Laney to quarrel with in the morning.  The muddy waters of the Kanawha  washed along the rocks, and the moon  lighted up the opposite shore. Neither  moonshine nor sunshine ever touched his  cabin. For that reason he had tacked the  ���skin of the wildcat on the smooth r;runk  of the sycamore tree, where the sun  could shine upon it through a rift in  tha mountains.  Gilliad was as comfortable as he had  ever been while engaged in honest pursuits. His plug eared bulldog lay by  the side of him and the pup was prowling about the greasy skillet in the cabin, while the door stood open and the  fire died away in the ashes.  He had built a fire under the wash  kettle, and the acrid odor which issued  taking to market aud stepped for a chat  with Gilliad.  "How's Laney?" he bashfully inquired as he star-ted.  "I hain't seen her sence ye taken jer  father night ter ther shinoig," Gilliad  replied, feeling very mean over hia  quarrel with her.  "Why, she sed she were a-comin by  herself in the boat," said Thaddeus.  Some o' ther boys got boozy, an me an  Isaac Mooley bed ter fetch 'em home,  an Laney sed she wasn't goin ter stay  thar in ther fuss, an she'd come home  in ther dugout. I hope nothin's happened ter her?"  "Oh, I reckin nothin's a-happeued,"  said Gilliad. He felt guilty and mean  for telling her to "light out" from his  home. ' 'I reckin she hes stopped over  et ther- falls. She's a gre't haukeriu  arter them city folks et ther hotel."  "When she do kem home," said  Thaddeus, "I'll be down ter see her. I  hain't nuvver axed ye, but Uncle Gill'ed���but I air a-goin ter marry Laney."  Gilliad Moon only gave a. grunt of  consent, and the raft careened aud then  went floating down the stream with the  lank young fellow standing upon it. It  was two days later that Gilliad came  upon the object of his search. It was  yet dark, and the cold winds, reeking  with frosts, had soaked his clothes and  driven him off the river. .He was about  to laud, when, there, almost at his  door, partly hidden in the sand, weeds  and* jagged rocks of the shoals, he discovered the body of a woman. It had  evidently risen in the night, inflate)*  with gas, from some deep cavern under  the muddy water. Reaching down, he  grasped it by the foot and tried to lift  it up.  "Fifty dollar air not so much es a  haight fur ther work I hev did," said  he to himself, "an I ain't no min ter  tek less then a hundred fu* it, now I  got it."  He did not examine the body, for it  was growing light, and he did not wish  to be discovered. Hardened aud avari  cious as he was, he dared not look at  the dead face. There was always something in the face of the dead that reproached Gilliad Moon to his callous  heart. He never voluntarily looked upon  the dead.  Not far from his cabin a small creek  bad cut its way through the mountain  under rocks and now flowed with quita  an ostentatious volume into the river.  Gilliad Moon slipped a loop of ropj  about the waist of the woman, and,  getting into his boat, towed it up stream  to the mouth of the creek. He sprang  out upon a shelf of rock when he had  towed his ghastly burden about 100  yards of the creek, and, leaning over, he  swung it by  the  rope well   down   into  ���Ship  goods to any part of fhe District.        Their store is the  largest  in  the  Slocan country.  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  B.C.  h mmt%. wtPfrii fflflfr*ll f% "^ WTKii fifflnh WT"^ "^ MP*^ *"**��� Iffth'ff*- ���'*7Tt'  Has often been electrified  by the wonderful bargains  offered from time to time by  people with something to sell,  but it remains for .........  to exceed all such propositions. For the sum of ��5.00  ���any kind of a five that avQI  be recognized in monetary  circles���we will send The  Ledge to any address in  America for one year and a  box of 50 Trail Blazer Cigars.  Ponder over this, gentle ancl  refined reader, and send the  ��5 before this magnificent  chance fades into the oblivion of past opportunities.. .  T. LOWERY.  a ��n ~m*i**~gr*w^*wHf*'**i'  ynnnaFw -<mair<83i3rv*mxr Fifth Yeah.
THE LEDGE,; NEW DENVEH, B.C., DECEMBER 9, 1897.
THE    BITER    BIT,
pletely astonished at the scenery of the
town, and said that the forest of derricks was beyond all his powers of
imagination. Continuing- he said,
"When I.think that you produce over
800,000 barrels a year"; when I think of
Pittsburg-, says the Denver I the amount of work that represents and
Riche had coiiveved his inter-'tlui continuous ooening of new wells, I
can understand the importance of this
The true story  of the  salting of the
Chrysolite mine was related by August
Riche, one   of   the   discoverers of the
Little
Times
est in the Pittsburg to Ex Senator Ta-
tl'i<-'  promoters and re-
Ic-fore   iii■ v  Committer;
,       ,   . .■    ,- - t     ,    ..   , i great industry.   I can'only wish to see
hor, but remained as superintendent of j ft inci.ease .U1ft im.r wlS0.'»  "He said that
the property for some time after the
transfer.   Chicken Bill owned an interest in the adjoining- claim, since known
to fame as the Chrysolite, which he desired to unload on Tabor.   The wealth
of the Pittsburg- had already become
known, but Chicken Bill lnuf little confidence that the rich ore bodies extend- i
ed into his claim.    He had gone down j
below tlie levels in  which it had been j
uncovered in the adjoining claim with- \
out   discovering  any   values, and  he !
shrewdly calculated that the deeper he ;
drove the shaft   without proving- the I
continuity of the Pittsburg vein   the |
more diflieult.it would he for him to sell j
the property or secure money to de- j
vclop.it.    But Chicken   Bill was   not |
wanting in resource,  and he didn't in- j
tend to allow the worthlessncss of his j
claim  to prevent him from selling it. I
"Bleeding the old  man''  lie considered \
perfectly   legitimate,   and    Bill's   con- \
science remained comatose while   his j
mind was enceinte with a scheme to sell '
the Chrysolite.
Bill had been a good friend to Riche
in his adversity, and had never asked
a favor in return. Hence he felt licenced to appeal to him in tliis emergency,
which lie did with complete success.
Goin"- to the overflowing ore bins of
the Pittsburg one day, he asked Riche
to give him a shovelful of the rich ore
that had just come out of the shaft.
"Of course," responded Riche; "take
all you want of it; a wagon load if you
like." Bill assured him that a few
shovelfuls would answer every purpose, and it did. Tabor wouldn't agree
to purchase Bill's interest until he had
made a personal examination and sampled Die ore. No objection was made
to this reasonable proposition, and, the
assays from his owh samples proving
that'the mineral   was qui te as rich   as
! a gentleman had asked him that day :
I "YVhat do you think of our school of
j .engineers and drillers we have brought j
I up to go from one end of the world to j
j the other y   And I then discovered that i
II had never dreamed that we Canadians j
1 have the courage and perseverance to |
! cross the ocean and make new markets, j
j. . . . People say our markets are j
! limited to our boundaries, but we will;
I show   them   how   you    gentlemen    of;
Petrolia can go all over the world. I
understand what those gentlemen
meant when they said, 'What do you
think of our school?'"
Rule shall he n.-east li
printed at ilieir expens-
passes upon llii; clauses.
(Si. All Private Mills shall be prepared by the
parlies applying for ihe same, and printed in
Small Pica type, twenty-six ems by fifty ems. on
good paper, in imperial octavo'form, each page
when folded measuring lo;( inches by 7?.- inches.
There, shall he. a marginal number every fifth
line of each nagc: the numbering of the iines is
not to run on through the Bill, but the lines of
each page are. lo be numbered separately. One1
hiiuUi-.-;! copies of each Hill shall be deposited with
the Clerk oi the House, immediately before the
first reading. If amendments -tie made to any
Hill during its progress before. Ihe Committee oh
Private. Hills, or through the House, such Hill
shall be reprinted bv the promoters thereof
Dated Kith November, 1897.
THORNTON FELL,
Clerk. Legislative..Assembly.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
Pelly "Mineral  Claim.
I
Situate iu tlie. -Slocan  Mining Division of West
Kooleuay District.    Where located: On Four
Mile Creek, near mouth of Granite Creek, adjoining.' the Mountain Boomer.
MKE NOTICE Hint I. Robert E. Palmer, acting- as agent for the Vancouver Group Mining- Co.. F. M. C. Xo. 91-120 intend sixty days from
the dale hereof to .apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining.a Crown  want of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under section .'!7 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 18th da v of November. 1897:
R.E. PALMER, P L. S.
Pay ISock Mineral Claim.
1 in the Slocan Milling-Division of West
SitiiK.f'
Kootenay District.
Fork of Carpenter
above Three. Fork-
Where located:   North
Creek, about six miles
Concord 3Iiner.il Claim.
Reciprocity Mineral  Claim.
i James Lister, Q.C., M.l\, in a speech
| delivered hy him at Petrolia recently,
i said . /'No assembly in the wide Do-
I minion can whoop it up like Petrolia. .
;.... I know tlieni all and let tnc
: tell you all they  think about Sunday,
: Monday and every other day is oil;
! they talk of nothing else and'when they
; go to bed at night they dream of fiow-
; ing wells and sucker rods.   These men
: are deeply in earnest  anil require all
j the   encouragement  the   Government
can give them." This industry isa most
sensitive one, and an ill-advised speech
by a public man may do it great harm." i
Good hoy,  Jimmy !   Thems my senti- i
ments tew. I
T
singularly   like  il,
the deal  and paid
the Pittsburg, and
he speedily closed
Bill for hisinterest.
Tabor put on a
within a fortnight
bodies of carbonate
Freyer hill was uncovered.
Chicken Bill stopped sinking
force  of nien,  and
one   of the largest
ever discovered on
When
the bot-
Mr. Alex. MacKe.nzie, the mining
engineer, has just returned from his
trip to the North Saskatchewan river,
whore he went early in September to
examine the alluvial gold deposits in
that region. He states that the miners
were employed for 250 miles along the
river bank, in washing out its alluvial
gold. These men earn from 81.50 to
$1 per day, and according to Mr. Mackenzie's observations are losing about
50 per cent, of the gold, owing'to its exceeding fineness.
An immense stock of holiday toys can
be seen at Bourne Bros.
Situate iu the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. AVherc located: Twenty
five miles west of Kootenav Lake and .about
10miles east of Sloean Lake, and about four
miles south of Seaton Creek, a westerly extension of the Maid of Erin.
[1AKE NOTICE, that I, Charles A. Stoess of
Kaslo. B. C, acting: as agent lor the Slocaii
Reciprocity .Mining Co., foreign, free miner's
certificate Fo. ki,8*!!i, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, lo 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 as under
Section ,')7 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this ,-1 ith day of November, 1897.
Lillian No.   1  Mineral  Claim.
Situated in the Sloean Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. Where located:
On Payne Mountain slide.
VAKE NOTICE,, that I, Charles A.-Stoess of
Kaslo, H. 0.. acting as agent for the Sloean
Reciprocity Mining Co.. foreign, free miner's
certiiicate. No. 81,8:!!), - intend sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements, tor
the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim. ,
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this ;ioth day of November. 1897.
Situate iu the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Young- Dominion on tlie north, about
1'.'miles south of the Idaho concentrator.
TA KE NOTICE that T, Robert E. Palmer acting
as agent for Jas. If. Moran, F. M. C. No.
83010. John A. Finch, F. M. C. No.79531, Win.
Glynn, F. M. G. S5255, and Peter Larsen. F. M.
C. No. 83717, intend sixty days from the date
hereof, to applv to* tlie Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for
the purpose of obtaining a crown.grant ofthe
above claim.
And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated tliis 11th day of November. 1897.
R E. PALMER. P.L.S.
rnvex-nert*. Mineral Claim.
T
For  four-bits   you  can   purchase
indent newspapers at this office.
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6\
DR. A
Bartlett Hotel.
torn of the shaft, which he had  so skilfully salted with the borrowed ore from
the Pittsburg, was within a few feet of
the   big  bonanza.    Subsequently   the
property was capitalised for 81.0,000,000,
and its total yield proved  that the cap-!
italisation was not excessive.    Near'y j
'that amount of values, has since been I
taken from  it.   Chicken  Bill  received j
the paltry  sum of   8-2,500 for a .holding-'
that would have made him a millionaire ■
if he had not  preferred  to  trick Tabor j
into buying it. j
Another odd phase, of the story, as!
related by Uiche, is that a few days
after Bill had sold his interest, Tabor
approached Uiche, ami informed him
of his purchase, suggested that he
would let hitn in ou the ground floor,
and sell to him half the interest he had
bought, from Chicken Bill for what it
had cost him. .Of course Uiche knew
all about the salting of the mine, and
had a full knowledge of the amount
realized by Bill, but he assumed innocence, and asked Tabor what he would
take for the half of the purchase
rv\-ibor named the price paid for the
he declined the proposi-
believed he had about
property on Freyer Hill
It was doubtless the
fact that neither -Riche nor Tabor had
much, if any, more confidence in good
values being discovered in the Chrysolite than had Chicken Bill.    All have
since enjoyed a large degree of fame j i ll applicator
for their knowledge'of mineralogy, and ! J\.t \>r<)\fr\y thesubjec
the science of mining, and all that sort
of thing, yet not even one of them ever
dreamed he was bartering for a song a
property that has had few equals as a
producer.      	
Bourne Bros, have received a direct
importation of Japanese Silk and
novelties. Many articles of Japanese
art are suitable for Xmas. presents.
Ocean  Minora!  Claim.
Situate in the Sloean Mining Division, West
Kootenay District. Where located: On Red
Mountain about two miles northwest from
and about nine miles from the mouth of the
North Fork of Car|>cnter Creek.
TAKE NOTICE, that I, Robert E. Palmer, of
Sandon. acting as agent for John Brown, of
Sandon. free miner's certificate No. 70108
intend, sixty days from date hereof to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of
improvements ior 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 Ith dav of November, 1897.
R. E. PALMER, P. L. S.
'PAKE NOTICE that I, Thomas Sinclair Gore,
JL agent for Edwin Smith Graham and A.
Hellmers, free miners certificates Nos. 80480 and
81330. intend, (JO days from date hereof, to apply to
tlie Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant
of the above claim.
And. further take notice, that action
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.
, Dated this 80th day of.Sew, 1897.
 T. S. GORE.
Hal ton Chief Minora I Claim.
Situate injt-he Sloean Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.   Where located:   North
Fork   of Car|*nter Creek   about  six  miles
above Three Forks.
rjiAKE NOTICE that I. Thomas Sinclair Gore.
JL    agent   for   Edwin   Smith    Graham,    free
miner's certiiicate No. 80.180. intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder fora 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 tlie
issuance of such certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 30th day of Sept.. 1897.
T. a. GORE.
RPASSENCERfi
U       TRAINS        U
EACH   DAY. -^ EACH    DAY
- Between -
Trail and
Rossland
ian k Western R'y
On the-
Run Made in one Hour.
Cube I.ode Mineral Claim.
100
©'.S)JII!©.<^ll.(((S)f?!
MILLOY.
©
Situate in tbe Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay   District.     Where located:   Near
Maid of Erin  on  Payne Mountain adjoining
said claim on West.
rpAKE NOTICE, that I, Charles  A. Stoess of
1    Kaslo,  B.   C.  acting as   agent  for D.  W.
Moore, free miner's certificate No.. -l/inOA and .las.
Waugh,    free    miner's    certificate No. 77.ii-.'i',
intend    sixty   days    from    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 ,'J7 must be commenced before the
issuance of such certiiicate of improvements.
Dated this 'tilth day of November, 1897.
10
Sandon.
'©'<3*iM-S
Silver Star .-Mineral  Claim.
Situale'iii the. Sloean   Mining Division of West
Kooleuay District.   Where ioca ted: On Four
iMiie Creek al  mouth of Granite Creek, adjoining the Mountain Boomer
riiAKE NOTICE thai 1, R   E.  Palmer, acting
I     as agent for the   Vancouver Group Mining
Co.. free miner's  certiiicate  No. 01120, intend GO
days from the date hereof to apply to fhe 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 see-
lion .'17 must be commenced before  the  issuance
of such certiiicate of improvements.
Dated Ibis lSth dav of November. 1S!)7.
R. E. PALMER, P. L. S.
Sapphire and Gem Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Siccan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Lalla Rook and Minneapolis mineral
claims ou Payne Mountain.
•PAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirseh. as agent
1 for flic Ramsdell Mining and Milling- Co.,
free, miner's certificate No. 729S A, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtain ing- Crown grant of above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
Section 37, .must be commenced before the
issuance of such certificate of improvements.
.Dated this 2:5th day of October. 1807.
JOHN HIRSCH.
Noonday, Grey Eagle, and Fourth of
July Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On top
of divide between Sandon and Cody creeks
and about one mile from'mouth of Cody
creek,
rPAKE NOTICE.That I, A.R.Heyland. acting as
• agent for Alonzo D. Coplen, free miner's certificate No. 77.221, intend, (JO days fromthe date
hereof, to apply to the Mining'Recorder fora
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under Sec.
37 must be commenced before the issuance of such
certificate of improvements.
Dated tliis 28th day of September, 1.897.
L. 1855, Gr.l.
Derby Mineral  Claim.
rPAK
1    ii
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On the
east slope of the valley of Cody creek, about
three miles from Cody.
\KE NOTICE, That I, J. H. Gray, acting as agent for Byron N. White,
free miner's certificate No. 71,200, intend, GO
days from the dale hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining Crown Grant of above
claims.
And further take notice that action under Sec.
37 must be commenced before issuance of such
Certificate of improvements.
Dated this Sth dav of September' 18S)._
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay    District.      Where    located:—
On Carpenter Creek about half a mile above
the town of Cody and adjoining the Chambers mineral claim.
rpAKE NOTICE that I, John  Hirseh, as agent
JL   for   A:i   II.  Buchanan,    free   miner's   certificate No. 83,.0.13, 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 Sec.
37, must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this-16th dav of October, 1807.
JOHN   HIRSCH.
L.
Ounedin
1S.-J3, Gr. 1. ,
Mineral Claim.
Chicago Mineral Claim.
Vancouver Fraction Mineral  Claim.
whole,   but, Ricl
tion, saying- he
all the uiiiiiny-
that he wanted.
PRIVATE BELLS.
xcerpt from  Ilulcs and Orders Relating
to Private (tills.
Situate in the Sloean   Mining  Division of West-
Kootenay District.    Where located: On south
side of F"ur Mile Creek,  adjoining the Vancouver No. 2 and ihe 7A\"V claims.
'JV-VK-E NOTICE th:i< I. I.-,her! E. Palmer, act-
J     ing as agent I'":-ihe Vancouver Group Mining Co.. free miner's cerl ilieuie No. 01120,  intend
sixtv days from  the  date hereof to apply to the
Mining "Recorder  for a  certificate   of   improvements,  for   rile  uurpose of obtaining a   Crown
grant o1' 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 isth dav of November. 1807
R. E. PALMER. P.
Situate in the Slocan Mi.iing Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On top of
divide between Sandon and Cody creeks and
about one mile from mouth of Cody creek.
• I'AKENOTICE-,That I,A.R. Heyland,actingas
I agent for Alonzo D. Coplen. free miner's certificate No, 77,22-1, ■ intend, GO days from the date
hereof to apply to the Mining'Recorder, fora
certificate of 'improvements for the purpose of
obtaining a crowi? grant of the. above claim.
And further take notice that action under Sec.
37 must be commenced before the issuance of
such certificate, of improvements.
Dated tliis 2Sth day of September. 181)7.
Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On Reco
Hill and adjoiuing the Ruecan and Blue Bird
Mineral Claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirseh, as agent
for James Marshall, F. M. C. 88S7S, Thomas
Brown, F.M.C. 83-I.-51, and Duncan S. Forbes, F.
M. C. G917G, 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 certificate of improvements
Dated this lnth day of October, 1807.
JOHN HIRSCH.
No. 6 Leaves Rossiaud at 7 a.m.; Connects ir,
the morning with Steamer at Trail.
No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at
Rossland with Red Mountain train for
Spokane.
No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.
No. 1 Leaves Trail at 12:30 p.m.; Connects with
C.P.R. main line-Steames from  the north
at Trail.
No. 1 Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects
with C.P.R. main line Ste&n<bi.** (<>i the
north ot Trail.
No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.: Connects with
Steamer Lytton at Trail.
F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen'ISupt.
Trail, B.C., June i, lS'il.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
^RAILWAY.
The Quickest
and
Cheapest Route
East
or
West.
Steamer leaves Nakusp every
morning, making close connection
at Revelstoke with trains or
all points East or "W est.
Gold Uincr Mineral Cl.-iini.
War Eagle Mineral Claim.
Situated in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of
, West Kootenay District.     Where  located:
On   Mineral Creek, a   tributary of  Cariboo
Creek. ■■-.-™-.-.--.: - ■
TAKE NuTICE that I, Geo. Alexander, free
1 miner's certificate No. 7-1000, and as agent
for II. B. Alexander, free miner's certificate No.
77002, S. E. Manual, free miner's certificate No.
78270, and F. G. Fauquier, free miner's certificate
No. 78370, intend sixty days from tlie
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a certiiicate 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 lOtli dav of September, 1S07.
Before you travel get information from
C.P.R.   Agents as to time and
rates.    It will save you money
Apply to nearest Railway Agent
or to
H. DOUGLAS, Agent.
H. M. MacGregor,   Trav. Pass Agt,
Nelson,   or to E.   J.  Coyle,   Dist
Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.
s
k
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard
Ked Mountain
RAILWAYS
L. S.
,e:
the
Hills.
by tbe.
within
ea Act,
111!    KAT T11K   'POSSUM.
A worthy colored deacon, who had
early impressed upon his only sou and
heir the moral of Georg-e Washing-ton's
cheery tree story.was fortunate enough
to find .'ii fat "possum recently. He bore
it in triumph to his dwelling, and, assisted by his sou. cooked it to a juicy
brown.
"Now," said lie, "de lies' way ter eat
a'possum is col'; so we'll jes let him
stay in'de pantry, and when niawnin'
come he'll be mo' jucier than ever."
His son seemed sadly disappointed,
but he made the best of it, ancl 'both retired for the night.
The old man was up early next morning, but the boy slept, on. '
On opening the safe the astonished
parent discovered nothing but bones in
the dish that had contained the'possum.
He brought the drowsy youngster to
his feet with one vigorous jerk, and,
dragging him to the scene of the wreck,
lie said:
"What does dat mean, eh?"
The boy got on his knees and cried:
"Daddy, 1 can't tell a lie ; I got up in
de night and eat it wid my little mouf."
The old nlan said not a word, but
dragging the boy to the front door he
held him by the collar while he jerked
a ipiece of' weatherboarding from the
side of the house.
"Daddy," cried the boy,"is yougwine
ter lick me fer tellin'de truth?'*
"No, you kinky-headed debbil, you !"
thundered the old man, "I gwiiie ter
frail de hide off you fer eatin' de 'possum I''—Good Stories.
Dr. Fridtzof Nansen, the renowned
Arctic explorer, delivered a lecture in
Massey   Hall,  Toronto,   on   Saturday
Rule all
APPLICATIONS for Private
t of legislation
islalive Assembly of Ih'ilUh Columbia,
purview ofthe "British Xorth Aincri
1S07." whether for the erection of a bridge, the
making of a railway, tramway, turnpike road, or
teleiiraph or telephone line; the construction or
improvement of a harbour, canal, lock, dam,
slide or other like work; the iiranMnjr of a ri^ht
of f.-rry; the incorporation of iu>y particular trade
or calling, or of any joint stock company; or
otherwise for uranlhig' to anv iiidividunlbi- yi-
dividtialsany exclusiveor peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing; any matter orthinjr
which in its operation would affect the, rights or
property of other parties, or relate to a iiy particular class of the community, or for making;
any amendment of a like nature to anv former
Act,—shall require a notice, clearly aud disiinctly
specifyin.ir the nature and objectof the application
and, where the application refers to any proposed
work, indicating generally the. location of tlie
work, and signed by or on behalf of the applicants:
such notice to be published as follows:—
In the. British Columbia Ga/.cttc, and in one
newspaper published in the district affected, or if
there lie. n'6 newspaper published therein, then in
a newspaper in this next nearest district iu which
a newspaper is published.
Sucli notice shall be continued in each case for
a period of at least six weeks, during the interval
of time between the close of the next preceding
session and the consideration of the petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by the parties
inserting; such notice to the Cleric of the House to
] be filed amongst the records of tlie Committee on
I Standing Orders.
S7.   No petition  for any Private Bill  shall be
received by the House after the first ten days of
each Session, nor may any Private Bill be pre* j
seuted to the House after the first three weeks of ,-
each Session, nor may any Report of any Stand-
iiifroi- Select Committee "upon   a Private Bill be j
received a ffer the first four weeks of each session, ;
and no motion for the suspension or modification
of this Rule shall be entertained by tlie House un- !
til the same has been   reported on by  the Com- '.
niittee on  Stiiudinir  Orders,  or after reference !
made thereof at a previous sitting of the House to
tbe  Standing  Committees charged   with   consideration   of   Private   Bills,  who shall   report
thereon to the House.    And if this Rule shall be
suspended or modified as  aforesaid the promoters
of liny Private Bill which  is presented after the
time hereinbefore limited, or tor which the petition has been received after the time hereinbefore
limited, shall in either case my   double tlie fees
required as herein  mentioned, 'unless the House
shall order to the contrary.   Anv person seeking
to obtain any Private Bill shall "deposit with the
Clerk     of     the     House,     eight     davs      before   the   opening   of   the   Session,   a ' printed
| copy    of    such    Bill,   a   copy  of the   petition
to be. presented  to the  House, togktiiek with
tiik noticks I'Uiilishei).     At the   time   of depositing   the   Bill   the    applicant    shall   also
pay    to    the    Clerk   of   tlie    House    a    sum
of   three     hundred     dollars.       If   a     copy
of  the   Bill,    petition   and   notices shall   not
ve been so deposited
Napier ^Mineral  Claim.
T
isc i i rhe SI ci-i Mi-iiug Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On south
sirle of Four Mile Creek, adjoining tlie Mountain Bo'nneron the west.
V\KE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer, acting as agent for the Vancouver Group Mining Co., !•'. M. O. No. id 120. intend sixty days
from the date hereof to a poly to the Mining lie-
cord er for a certificate, of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
claim'.
Anil further take notice that action   under section .">7 must be commenced before tlie. issuance of
such certificate of improvements.
Dated this l.sth day of November, 1897.
li. K. PALMER. P. L.S.
Situate in  the  Slocan  Mining Division  of West
Kootenay District.    Where located:   About
one mile'from the Porks ol'  Cariboo Creek
and joining the. Millie Mack mineral claim.
'HAKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Kirk, acting as
J     agent for H. C  Pollock, free miner's  certiiicate No. (17,808. intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tho 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 issu
ance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 1'lst dav of July, 1807
J. A. KTRK.
Kicardo Mineral Claim.
Situate in   the Sloean   Mining Division  of West
Kootenay   District.    Where  located:   South
side of Four  Mile Creek adj lining the Zilor
on the West
/J1AKE NOTICE That!. Robert E. Palmer, ac-
1    ting  as  agent   for the   Vancouver   Group
Mining Co.. F. M. C. No. !M120. 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 certificate of improvements.
Dated this 18th dav of November, 1897.
R. E. PALMER. P.L.S.
American Girl Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West
Kooteii'iv District. Where boated: Adio'm-
ing the Queen Bess claim ou the. oast about
two miles south of Three Forks.
TAKE NOTICE That 1. Robert E. Palmer, ac-
L ting as agent for Wm. Glynn. F. M.C. No.
Kr>i!ir>, and James H. Moran, F. M. C. No. StOli!,
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 .'17 must l»it commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this nth dav of November. 1S'.I7
'   K. E. PALMER, P. L. S.
nirrht "nil hia m**wnllnn« irmrnmr rr» Mint i ,,i,Ve •■■Hill SO deposited ill the hands of  the Clerk
night, Oil tUS maiyeilOUSjOUiney to that I nr the House at least eight days before the opening of the session, and if the petition has not been
presented within-the first leu days of the session,
the, amount to lie paid to the Clerk   shall  he six
great
north
in search  of the
large audience.
frozen region
pole. A very
among which were the Governor-Gen
era! and Lady Aberdeen, assembled to
see this great Norseman and to hear the
account of his three years' terrible
struggle with Dame Nature in her hardest aspect. After the lecture was concluded a reception was held at the
Canadian Institute for Dr. Nansen and
their Excellencies, which was attended
by over 500 of Toronto's most brilliant
and fashionable men and .women/ all
eager to clasp hands with the great
man.
First  Extension  Mineral Claim.
Situate iu the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: Lying
south of the Young D.uninion claim on
Howson Creek about two miles south of the
Idaho Concentrator.
rpAKE NOTICE That I, Robert E. Palmer.
i acting as agent for Wm. Glynn, free miner's
certificate No. 8;'c'55, intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
certificate of improvements for the purpose: of
obtaining a Grown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under sec
Great Kastern Mineral  Claim.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.   Where located :    Ad-
1 joini'ig the Madison and about U miles southeast of Town of Sandon.
TAKE NOTICE that I. Robert E.  Palmer of
1    Sandon, acting as agent  for Price Eaton
Co.. free miners' certiiicate No.97-135 intend 60
days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
And further take  notice that action under
.Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements
R. E. PALMER,, P.L.S.
Dated this Kith day of September, 1897.    selC
Wolf Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan  Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.   Where located:   On Blue
Grouse  'mountain,   one half mile  north of
Cariboo Creek.
■TUKE NOTICE that f, .1.   A.   Kirk, acting ns
JL    agent for H. C. Sharp, free miner's certificate
No.    ss.Sie   aud C.   C.   Woodhouse,  jr.,    free
miner's certificate No. ."Kill A. intend CO 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 tlie issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dn ted this 10th day of ,TuIv. 1R97.
I. A. KIRK.
Independence Mineral Claim.
Situate in  tlie  Sloean Mining  Division of West
Kooleuay District.   Where located:  On Blue
Grouse mountain, about  one mile from the i
forks of Cariboo Creek.
\AKE NOTICE ibat I..). A. Kirk, acting as
agent for 0 O. Woodhouse, jr., free miner's
certificate No. :si'<.*! A. intend, sixty days
from the date licri-of to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements for flic pinnosc of obtaining a Crown
Grant of t he above claim.-
And further take  notice  that action under
Section 37 must be commenced  before the is-
I siiiiuce o'" <uch certificate of improvements.
Dated thisi'ls! dav of.lulv. 1S97.
J. A    KIRK.
L. isfid, Gr. 1.
Lalla Hook Mineral  Claim.
Situate in tlie Slocan  Mining Division  of West
Kootenay    District.     Where located:    Adjoining the Carbonate King mineral claim on
Payne Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I.John Hirseh, as agent for
I   Edward Mabon, free miner's certificate No.
9.1537, intend no 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 tho issuance of said certificate of improvements.
Dated this. L'oth day of October, 1S97.
JOHN HIRSCH.
The only all rail route without change
fears between Nelson and Rossland
nd Spokane and Rossland.
Only Route to Trail Creek
and Mineral District ofthe
Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay
Lake and   Slocan
Points.
Daily, Except Sunday.
Ajax    Fraction    Mineral    Claim.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenav district.   Where located: On West
Fork of Noble Five slide, 1000 feet from summit of R.E.  Lee Mountain, a  reloca'ion of
the Malboro. bounded on  north by Starlight
and Duluth on the south bv Ajax and Crown
Point, east by Treasure. Vault, west by Rush-
ford and Lee Fraction.
rp.\KE NOTICE, That I, E. J. Matthews, act-
X    ing as agent for  Wm. Braden. free miner's
certificate No. 7ii,l35, 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 lie commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this i'lth day of November. 1S97.
Leave.
9:20 a.m.
12:00 "
8:00 a.m.
NELSON
ROSSLAND
SPOKANE
Arrive.
5:35 p.m
2:50    "
6:40 p.m
Kaslo and
Close connection with Steamers for
all Kootenay lake points.
Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.
NOTiCE.
"VTOTICE is hereby given that 90 davs after date
1/1 I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following parcel of land situated on the
east side of Slocan Lake, Slocan Mining Division,
West Kootenay District, .commencing- at the
southwest post of A. M. Wilson's pre-emption,
thence running north 10 chains, thence running
west to the Nakusp & Slocan Railway right of
way, thence running south along the line'of the
Nakusp & Slocan Railway right of way to the
northwest, corner of tbe "townsite of Rosebery,
thence east to the point of commencement, con-
taiiiiuu' suacrcs, more or less.
Dated. Nov. i.Hth, !S!i7.
A. M.  nEATTIE.
INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION
& TRADINGM.,  LTD.
Strs International antl AlBerta
On Kootenav Lake and ll'vcr.
Time Card in Effect   Oct.   1st,   1897.   Daily
Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice
Close connection at Five Mile Point with all
passei'gei trains of thcN. & F.S.R.R. to and from
Northport, Rossland and Spokane.
Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and
Baggage checked to all United States Points.
Lv
Lv
. Kaslo for Nelson and way points. 5:45 a.in
Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.: Rossland 3:40 p
m.; Spokane. G p.m.
. Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 4.45 p.m.
Lv. Spokane 8 a.m : Rossland. 10:20 a.m.:
Northport, 1:50 a.m.
T
hundred dollars.   If the bill shall  not pass second '   . ^, , ,   ,        ,    .
reading one-half of the fees paid shall be returned, i t'on .-.7 must be commenced before the issuance of
1 such ecrtiticat
Canada's great oil town, Petroliu, was
visited this'week week by Sir Henri
Joly de Lotbiniore. the "Minister of Tii-
lan'd Revenues and Inspector of petm-
leum oil. Sir Henri, at a banquet <t'ivon
in his honor, expressed himself as coni-
00. Before any petition, praying for leave, to !
bring in a Private Bill for the "erection of a toll
bridge, is received by the House, the person or
persons intending to "petition for such Bill shall,
upon giving the notice prescribed iiy rule 59. also
at the same lime and in tlie same manner, give-
notice of the rates which they intend to ask. tlie;
extent of the. privilege, the height, of the arches,
the interval between the abutments or piers for
the passage of rafts and vessels, and mentioning
also whether they intend to erect a draw-bridge
or not, and the dimensions of the same.
01. All Private Bills for Acts of Incorporation
shall be so framed as to incorporate by reference
the clauses of the General Acts relating to the details to be provided for by such Bills:—Special
grounds shall be established for any proposed de
parture from this principle, or for the introduction of other provisions as to such de
tails, aud a note shall In- appended  to tlie Bill in-
I dicatiim-the provisions thereof in which the Gen-
! eralL\<i is prii|,,s,-d to be departed I'ruiii Bills
1 which are   nut   framed   in  accordance   with this
i of improvements.
Dated this 11 th day of November. 1S97.
II. K. PALMER. P
,.S
Midnight Frnctional   Mineral Claim.
NOTICE
Sixty (i.0i days after date I intend fo apply to
tlie Cliief Commissioner of Lauds aud Works' for
permission to purchase the following described
land: Commencing at s. Walker's northwest
corner post, running north forty (10) chains, following the Columbia river, thence cast eighty
(80) chains, thence south fortv (lo) chains, thence
west eighty (SO! chains, an'd containing three
hundred and twentv (.W) acres of land, more or
less. '     KLLKN McDOUGALD.
Dated this 11th dav of November, 1897.
I
Situate in flic Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On Ml.
Adams, adjoining the Adams and Britoinartc
two miles southwest of Sandon.
rpAKE XOTTOE ihat I Robert E. Palmer, act-
1 ingasageni for the Adams British Columbia
Co. Ltd, free miner'*; certificate No.i;:i35 A. intend
sixty days from the date hereof to apply to flic
Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant
of tlie above claim.
And further take notice that action under section :'•' must be commenced Iwfore the issuance of
such certificate of imoroveinents.
Dated this 11 th dav of Novemlier. 1*97.
R. K. PALMER. P.L.S.
<).  K. Mineral Claim.
Situate in tlie Slocan Mining .Division of West
Kootenay District.   Where located:  Xorth
Pork Car|>enter Creek, about six miles a hove
Three Forks.
1AKE NOTICE that I.Thomas Sinclair Gore,
agent for Edwin  Smith; Graham   and   A. ',
Hellmers, free miner's certificates Nos. SDISO and '
81330, 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 certificate of improvements.
Dated this 30th dav of September. 1S97.
_ ' T. S. GORE.	
Millie Mack Mineral Claim.
Situated in Ihe Sloean   Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.    Where located:   On Blue
(iroiiM' moun'aiu. ■•u the soulh  slope near the
uinmii.
l.AKK XOTI.'K that   I.  -LA. Kirk, acting as
agent for The  Kainlnops Mining and Development Company, limited  liability,'free miner's j
certificate No. 97',J$iin. intend sixty 'days from the
date hereof ro apnly lo Ihe Mining Recorder for a I
certificate of improvements.'for the purpose, ol -
obtaining a Crown grunt of the above claim.
And further take, notice, that action under see-
tion 37. must be  commenced   before tlie issuance i
of such certificate of improvements. i
Datiil this -Mst dav of .Inly. 1S97 j
■I.  A , K IKK. '
BONNER'S FERRY AND KOOTENAY RIVER
SERVICE.
The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.
Lv. Kaslo, Sat., I.oo p. m: Ar. Boundary, Sun.
midnight; A.i. Bonner's Ferry. Sun., 10.30 a.m.
Lv Bonner's Ferry. Sun.. 1 p.m.: Ar. Boundary. Sun., 5 p.m.: Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.
Close connecton at Bonner's Ferry with
trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 ii.m..
ami West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.
The last trip this season on the Bonner's Ferry
route will tie on the, fith and 7th November after
which date, the Bonner's Ferry service will be
discontinued.
GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr
Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.
Kaslo. B.C., Oct. 1,1897
Kaslo & Slocan Ry ! Atlantic stearnsi Lis.
TIME CARD
Subject to change without notice
Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.
! California.  Allan Line...
Parisian. '"
i Carthaginian •'
! Labrador.Dominion Line.
! Vancouver. ,:
From Montreal
From Xew York
T
Leave 8 oo A.M.
•'    8 30 •■
"    9 30 "
"    II 51 "
" 10 03 ••
•• 10 IS ••
•' io :is ••
10 5o ••
A IT.
-iivu ll.oo a.m.
'•     lLi'5   -
Kaslo Arrive, 3 50 P.M
South Fork       "      .1 15     "
Sproule's '        2 15     "
Whitewater      •'      i* CO     •'
Bear Lake '•      1 4fc      '
MeGuigan '       1 33     ''
Cody .1 unction  "      1 1-2     "
Sandon Leave 1 00     "
CODV   LINK.
Sandon       Arrive 11.55 a.m.
Oodv
ll.'-'O
KOBT. IRVING,
Traffic Mngr.
GEO
Por
a ml fr
s.
railroad  and
points,  applv
CAMPBELL,
chea | j
,ni all
COPELAND,
Superintendent
hip tickets  to
steam
to
Umbria. Cunard Line 	
Etruria "  	
Campania,      " 	
Majestic. White Star Line 	
Teutonic "         —
St. Paul, American Line.. 	
St. Louis. '•  	
State of Nebraska. Allan State Line 	
Southwark, Reel Star Line 	
Noordland. "  	
Cabin -*.15, --50, ->60, 70 *J80 and upwards.
Intermediate nSO and upwards.
Steerage .^25.50 and upwards.
Passengers  Ticketed  through to all jioinis in
Great Britain or Ireland, and at  Specially low
rates to all parts of the European CcnUnent.
Prepaid Passages arranged from all points.
Apply
Sand,mi.
ssagi
A. (Y
Agent. Sandon.
MrARTHUR,  C.P.R.   Agent
WILLIAM    STITT,
General Agent,
. P. R. Offices. Winnipeg /  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 9, 1897.  Fifth Year  MINING RECORDS  Showing the Rapid Development of the Slocan.  LOCATIONS OF  THE WEEK  ^iiinniiiimniHiiiniiiiHinnniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniinniiiiiiiniinnmii^.  I NEWS IN PLACE I  Assessment Work Done on  Claims  and Transfers of Mining  Properties.  The following is a complete list, of the  mining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Dkc 3���North Star, Carpenter, M Powers; Minnie, same, John Powers.  Dec-l���Bell Boy, Galena Farm, Frances O'Reilly ; .Mountain Sheep,same, F J O'Reilly.  Dkc 7���Manitoba Fraction, Four Mile, Geo A  McTagyart and M L Nicholson.  ASSESSMENTS.  Dec :i���Everett, i  Dec 4���Wakefield   Fraction, Ca/.uhazua Fraction, Horse Shoe, Norah, Ethel, Wella.  Dec 7���Starview.  TKANSKKKS.  Dec 1���Power of attorneyV t*'J McCuaig to Jas  A MacDonald. . &;'���*. V  Slocan Sovereign, Bruce;"YBe.-iSie, Power of attorney, Edward S Kinney -to Volney D Williamson.  Same, all interest, Volney D Williamson, Edward', S Kinney and John A Finch to C J  M^cCuaig-, July 20."  Same, C J McCuaig by J A M.cDonald,attoriiey,  to The Slocan Mines Exploration and Development Co, Nov i'i.  Dec 2���Florence S jj. Alonzo C Scott to Gooi-rc  Petty, Aug 30.  Dec 3���Willa >-. Frank Watson to The Willow  Gold Mining CoJ Nov 27.  Deo 4���Coniskey, The Vancouver and British  Columbia General Exploration Co to Tlie Galena  Mines,\Dec 4.  Emily Edith \, Micliael Brady to B Leather,  Dec A.  Jo Jo i Alice Trenery to A L Davenport, Nov  lfi, fc2,fl0<j.'  Dec 7���Manitoba, Geo A McTaggart and Malcolm L Nicholson, i share claimed by each.  The steamer Slocan is now burning coal  the change in her grates being made last  week when she was laid up a few days.  A rumor is current in railroad circles  that the C. P. R. is about to get control  of the Heinze roads in West Kootenay,  also the. Spokane-Korthern.  The owneis of .the Halycon Hot  Springs, on Arrow lake, will build a  vast hotel next summer, and make the  Springs a pleasv re as well as a health  resort.  The G.P.R. will commence in a few  davs to build a branch from Three Forks  to Bear Lake. The old town of Three  Forks will likely hum some during the  construction.  steamer   Slocan  towed  The  barge  of. throug-h freight  from Roseherrv to Slocan.  the first  on Monday  It consisted  SLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Nov 27���St Lawrence, E Lemieux.  Nov 30���Native Silver Fraction, John Halpin.  TltANSfc'KUS.  Dec 1���Pontiac J, W" R Clement to Mrs G L  Estabrooks.  Dec 2���Two Friends, Geo Gormerley to J Cran.  Geo Petty and Jas Sanderson .have given an  option until March 1st, to D A Ross and F S Andrews on the Evening Star No 8, Unknown  group aud Eclipse No 2.  of machinery for the  Kootenay Power  Co., near Nelson.  The church social and tea, given last  night in the Methodist church, was another of those financial and social successes that .Sew-' Denver people delight  to participate in.  The masquerade ball to be given by the  Knights of Pythias will be held on Xmas  Eve instead of New Years night as has  been stated. The date lias been changed  so as not to conflict with the ball- to be  given at Silverton on tlie 1st.  Captain Troup, manager of the 0. P.  R. steamers in Kootenay, and oiie of  the best steamboat men in America,has  gone to Montreal to arrange for the construction of several stern-wheelers to lie  used on the Stiekine river next spring.  By an inadvertent oversight last week | Sfia"e�� Ciist!  wre failed to make mention of the entertainment and dance given by the band  in conjunction with the local K. of P.  lodge. It was an affair deserving of extended notice, and a credit to the parties  who labored so hard to make it a success.  ores was creditable. Iu the evening a  complimentary ball wasg'ivenin Schon-  berg's hall, and this, too, was well patronized, proving an enjoyable event  At the same time, in the dining room of  the Arlington upwards of 60 of the  representative men of the district were  participating in the banquet given in  honor of the opening of the railway.  The spread was first-class, and the  toast list, program and wine supply  well-nigii interminable.  But for an unfortunate proceeding-Ion  the part of the committee in charge,  the whole celebration might have been  classed a general success. The one  big exception was the treatment accorded the New Denver Brass Band,  the members of which so faithfully contributed to the day's festivities, and  were the lions of the occasion. Given  to understand that all arrangements  had been made for their welfare, they  found that they had to buy their own  supper and locate their own sleeping  quarters. They had been told off seats  at the banquet, hut were ignominously  hustled out just as they were contemplating a raid on the oyster beds and  high-necked wine bottles. No excuse  was tendered the boys for this act, and  though down for half the numbers on  the program, they had to forgo all this  and seek elsewhere at their own expense  the treatment that was so fitly theirs.  Even at the ball admission fee was exacted of some. It was a. sore lot of boys  that returned on the Hunter Tuesday  morning aud their feelings are backed  up by the expressions of condemnation  of the outside visitors. However, they  had the satisfaction of having their  "pictures took" alongside of the first  train, and they are the richer by their  experience.  HE   TURNS    TO    CHALK.  Come to the well-  known little store  and buy your Xmas  presents.  Plenty of Toys  ana Dolls for the  Children: Silver-  Avare, Watches, Diamond Rings, etc. etc  My stock of Hats, Ribbons,  Hosiery and Ladies' Goods  will be sold at greatly re- ,  duced prices for 80 days. ... \  Has Steam Heat,  Electric Light and  every convenience for  the comfort of guests,  The house is   First=class  in every respect  and has few equals in  the mountains ofthe  West.   The rates are  TO  $250  a day  $400  MRS. J.  Josephine St;.  II. WERELEY.  IRA W. BLACK,  Froprietor.  Its Central Location  and proximity to all  railroad depots make  it the headquarters  for . ..".   Jlining  and Commercial  Men.  during their visits to  the silver metropolis  of Canada.  AINSWORTH   DIVISIOJV.  LOCATIONS.  Nov 20���Granite, Tim O'Lcary.  Dkc 1���Bunker Hill, August Schueler.  ASSESSMENTS.  27���Snow Shoe,   Canadian Chief, Irene,  Sanea,  Texas, Cowboy,  Nov  Roger.  Nov ��!)���Opliir No 3  Minnie.  Nov 30���Bonnie Briar Bush, Louis.  Dec 1���j-100 paid in lieu of work by Bank of B  N A for owners, Kootenay Lake.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Nov 2!>��� Bounty, Illinois.  TRANSFERS.  Nov 25���Silver Glance �� in 200,000 shares of  stock, Wm Franklin to Alex McLeod and FL  Fitch.  Dominion, R McLean to Dan McLean.  Great Britain J, Dan McLean to H E Johnson.  Dominion .\, same to same.  Ontario J. same to same.  Cooper J, same to same.  Ontario. Angus Smith to Dan McLean  Dec 1���Bunker Hill 3, August Schuler to W R  Askwith.  Dec 2���Last Chance $, Geo Hay ward to T M  McG-overn.  Ada, C W McAnn to Dan Tuomey.  Dec 3���Boadicea, C H Ellacott ,to Carbonate  Silver Mining Co.  Power of attorney, J L Pierce, of .Spokane, to  Alex Smith, of Kaslo.  Granite and Little Maud 3, J L Pierce to E H  Tomlinson.  Eva Jane J, W C Dumas to J P Miller.  Eva Jane .?, I E Miller to John Herron.  CUSTOMS    COLLECTIONS.  Georg-e Johnstone, collector of customs for the district of Nelson, furnishes  the following report of the customs collected and the exports and imports during the month of November :  IMPORTS.  Dutiable goods  ��87,781 00  Free goods      8,97* 00  Total imports   $90,755 00  Duty collected  Si-  Other revenues   ���1,928 13  340 04  $2G,2fi8 77  Nelson  $ 8,431 70  Kaslo      0,770 82  Rossland      5,793 82  Nakusp      2,370 77  Trail   Wuneta   Rykerts     It looks, judging from recent reports,  that starvation will occupy a prominent  position in Dawson City this winter.  The town is already out 'of Blue Point  oysters, little neck clams, Trail Blazer  cigars and other luxuries so common in  and around New Denver.  Ore is being raw-hided from the Fidelity to the lake shore. Some fine specimens of cube and steel galena are being  shown by the owners, taken from the  same ledge. Ore from the zinc strata  which was not considered worth saving,  is now being sorted and sacked, recent  assays giving S5 to 145 ozs. silver to the  ton.  A petition has been circulated at  Nakusp in favor of the appointment of  F. G. Fauquier to the position of Gold  Commissioner of North Kootenay with  headquarters at Revelstoke. Mr. Fau-  quier is eminently .qualified for the position ancl his many Slocan friends would  be pleased to see him receive the appointment.  It would be a good deal better for the  country if the money that the Turner  Government is at present squandering  in the subsidizing of a corrupt press in  view of the coming elections were spent  in making good roads into the mining  camps and so promoting the true development and progress of the Province.  ���Golden Era.  The re-opening services of the Methodist church held Sunday were largely  attended, and great was the enjoyment  thereof. Rev. Sanford of Sandon conducted the morning service, and in the  evening he assisted Rev. Powell. The  song service is spoken of as the best ever  held in the place. A choir of thirteen  voices led in the singing, assisted by a  violin and cornet.  With the re-opening of the Methodist  church in its greatly improved condition,  New Denver has two houses of worship  that are a credit and a blessing to a community. The Presbyterian edifice, completed some weeks ago, is a handsome  one, and since the pioneer church of the  Slocan has been so much improved it is  equally handsome, and with the addition of the electric lights, quite metropolitan.  The New York World says that several Klondike companies which started  out with millions of stock, prospects of  unlimited dividends, and fortunes for  everybody, are going  out of business,  of Frank Bitter  Saloonkeeper.  ii St. jLoui s  St. Douis, Nov. 29.���Frank Ititter, of  St. Louis, is turning into chalk. Great  chunks of chalk have been cut off his  legs and his hands are also undergoing  the same process. His left leg is gone  from the knee down,the bone and sinew  having passed into the chalky stage,  when it was cut off in sections. His  right leg is stiff and hard like a marble  statue, and before long the surgeons  will hew off a slice or two. Hitter is,  therefore, dying from the ground up.  He is one of the best-known saloonkeepers of St. Louis,and has been dying-  slowly for five years. His case is the  most remarkable of its kind on record.  He was visited the other day by delegates to the convention of the Southern  Surgical Society, and to show to them  to tvhat extent he is being chalkified,  he traced his name in chalk with his  fingers.  Putter sits all day in a chair, smoking  and .happy, for lie is a philosopher in  spite of  Oct 21, 1897.  Concern-.  Sandon, B. C.  To all whom it may  This is to certify that as.I am  removing from Town, G. W. GRIMMETT, Watchmaker and Jeweler, of  Sandon has purchased my business.  1 beg to thank my numerous  customers for their patronage in the  past and I hereby respectfully re  quest that they will give their patronage     in     the    future    to   MR.  Newly opened;in New Denver, is one  of comfort, luxury and ease. The  rooms are elegantly furnished, tlie  building bard-finished, tlie dining-  room warm, light and tastefully decorated, and the tables laden with all  the viands fit to eat.      It isn't neces-  to talk about'Henry Stege's bails too well known.  It  HENRY STEGE, Prop'r  GRIMMETT.  the   fact that he is litterallv  dying- by inches. "He is, in my opinion," said Dr. Elisha Gregory,"a remarkable man. Every mental faculty  is.wide awake, and he is a capable man,  much more so than most people who are  physically perfect. Above all, he is a  contented man���perfectly satisfied with  his life, and that, to me, is a continuous  source of wonderment. Ritter is a man  whose mind is triumphant over his  bodily infirmities. While he is wasting  away, his constitution is vigorous.  "His return to the other world is only  premature in that he is going back  now, in life, to man's brother, the rock,  whence he came, and that, after all, is  the most enduring form of all nature  Truly,, I think llitter can teach the  world a lesson of nobility of character  in the face of so-called suffering.  cook   wanted at the Slocan  W.  HALLER,  Watchmaker and Jeweler.  ^rifnpr  Female  Hospital.  For foui--bits  you can  purchase  ancient newspapers at this office.  100  while a few really  what   is  will get  having  The mine,  KNl'OIITS,  ore 4,418 tons   matte 8.r>5 tons   bullion   stone   1  510 60  S��8  no  433  52  >-2f.  028  13  $.tf!l  .'175  OO  ���i:xi  517  00  28  ���170 On  8  00  Total .*J824,.J7(i 00  The forest   Animals and their produce  Manufactures   1,832 00  !) (Hi  5,401 OO  responsible concerns  asked. The bubble  burst, the stockholders are trying to g-et their money back. Companies incorporated in New Jersey and  West Virginia alone had a total capital,  on paper, of ��100,000,000.  Eight months ago New Denver had  a little rustic-finished church building,  that answerd for all denominations, and  was utilized as a school house, public  social hall and building of general utility,  other than for dancing and like entertainments. Today New Denver has two  handsome, hard-finished church buildings, a modern school house with all the  necessary improvements, and a public  hall that is not excelled in any town  twice its size. And improvements in  this direction are no more than abreast  of those in business enterprises and conveniences.  SLOGAN    CITY    CELKBRATKS.  Total exports $831,072 00  Hudson    Hay    Kon'te,  Ol  Those who advocate the opening  the Hudson Bay route might point an  argument from the fact that Archangel,  on the White sea, in Northern Russia.  is a city of 20,000 inhabitants, situated  in a latitude corresponding with Chesterfield Inlet, ou the northern part of  Hudson Bay, but with a more severe  winter to contend with. Vessels, to  reach it, have to round North Cape,  several hundred miles nearer the Pole.  Yet, while its season of navigation is less  than three months, the latest returns at  hand report 471 vessels as arriving in a  single year, and its commerce as exceeding $0,000,000 annually.  TI-IK    SIJjVKK   J'JEAK   SOLI).  It is reported on reliable authority  that John \V. Mackay, on receiving reliable reports, has closed negotiations  for the sale of the Silver Peak mine in  Esmeralda county, Nevada. $1,000,000  was asked for the mine.  The festivities attending the opening  of the Slocan City Hail way on Monday  last was a success, notwithstanding the  severe snowstorm which prevailed.  The principal street of Slocan City  was becomingly decorated with evergreens, bunting, and mottoes, while  over tlie railway crossing to the wharf  was a- large double; arch of evergreens,  suitably adorned with (lags and placards. One of these, bore the significant  words: "The Slocan City Railway an  accomplished fact." The first passenger  train from Nelson, or the outside  world, was composed of three cars, and  the locomotive was smothered in decorations. A large crowd came in on  the train and they were welcomed by a  fusilade of dynamite that shook the!  town. On board the train were several  high officials of the C. P. II.. Government and banking institutions ofthe  district. It was a disappointment that  the New Denver Brass Band was not on  hand to strengthen the welcome, but |  they came in later on the delayed j  steamer Slocan. with a host of friends,  and were accorded a welcome all then  own.    A mineral exhibit was one of the  See  Our  Stock  of  f^oeketfs  and  Easy  Chains  Jast  in  fpom  the  East.  WALKER BROS. & BAKER,  Xew    Furniture Dealers and Repairers  Denver's     Undertakers and Kinbiilmers.  X. B.���We have the only practical Undertaker  and Emlmlmcr doing business in the Slocan.  MERICAN  Mining & Milling Co.  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining and Stook Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  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, can  secure all the privileges of'theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  ELOQST0T~  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIL and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface ana  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.     Kaslo, B.C  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  vv  Slocan City  Have the finest stock of Christmas and Fancy Goods in the  Slocan. Intending purchasers  will find it to their financial and  artistic benefit to inspect this  stock before bovine* all their  Holiday Goods.  C.O.Di  uoods called  for & Delivered  No. 71,  "W.   "F\  ���MY  Meets every Sutnnlny ni^ht.  O.   M'.-\'IC1I0LLS,    President  CHAS. 'BRAND, Secretary.  Furnish elegantly and cheap, Parlor  sets in rugs and plush. ."New designs in  fancy chairs, couches, etc. At lowest  prices a.t Crowley's New Denver. End-  leas variety of Pillows, Bed- and Mattresses.  f^^ff^f^^^^^ff^fffff^fffffff  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly sat-  isfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  ../t-VRates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  Silverton  rug  Store  w  Drugs  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  Proprietor,  o  8  108 Bishopsgate St.  [within]  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills.  British L0ND0N��ENG  Columbia- **��  TijiiKinei-rs.  eview  Mining  owners of  Minluir claims, Mni-  iiiir   Engineers,  Ass'uyers.  Journalists mid others':���  Advertise in the   U.  only   representative    B.    V.   ..lournsil    in  Europe.     ^ Q00d investment  C. Bevieiv,    TI  C.   .Journal  Do you want Ink?  Do yon want Type ?  Do you want Stereo Plates ?  Do you want to trade Presses ?  Do you want to trade Paper Cutters ?  Do you want Anything in the way  of Printing- Material.  Co,"vir,hti!eTorontoType   ���  foundry Co.,Ltd.  J.C.CROME, Agent,  Cordova Street,  VANCOUVER, B.C.  520

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