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 ���A^O^MaA*^"^ '  Volume VI.   No. 48.  NEW DENVER, B. C, AUGUST 31,, 1899  Price, $2 00 Year  1 SLOGAN GAMP NEWS 1  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT. I SLOCAN   HIIVKKA'L    FLOAT.  The Slocan is to'be placed in commission shortly.  M. Lavelle has closed the hotel at  Enterprise Landing*.  Services will be held in St. Stephen's  church next Sunday, morning and even-  ing.  Miss Anderson leaves next week on an  extended visit to her old home in Wing-  ham, Ont.  Last Monday was a notable day in the  Ledge office. The towels took their  annual bath.  Miss Edith Yates leaves today to resume her studies at the Anglican church  school at Yale.  G. K. Hammond ;went to Tacoma last  Thursday to attend the funeral of his  brother Harry.  John Deacon, of Three Forks, contemplates removing his blacksmith shop  to New Denver. (  Percy Wilkinson was in town Sunday. Percy has the graveyard shift at  the Palace in Sandon. -  Angus Mclnnes has been appointed  collector under the revenue act. He is  also registrar of the county court.  Simeon Rickard died in the hospital  at Sandon last Thursday. This hospital is unfortunate in losing so many of  its patients.  Rev. J. Cleland occupied the Presbyterian pulpit on Sunday, after a two  weeks' absence in Nelson, relieving  Rev. R. Frew.  The chute of job printing widened in  Tub Ledge office this month, and from  present indications it looks as if it  might continue.  Pete turns on the lights tomorrow  night. They will be put out at 1 a.m.,  and poker players are notified to be  prepared for emergencies at that hour.  A snake came through the water  pipes in a Nelson saloon the other clay.  As long as they keep out of the whisky  the citizens of the city of white pants  need have no alarm.  The Nelson Miner says John A.Finch  "spent nearly ��10,000 in the Slocan before he realized any returns." Just  about 8100,000 short of the mark. Finch  afterwards got the Enterprise.  At Yarmouth, N.S., on August *25th,  Hamilton Byers, the well known hardware king of Kootenay, was married to  Miss Florence Brown, one of the most  "handsome and popular young ladies of  that far eastern town.  The banns of matrimony between P.  DuMoulin, accountant of the Bank of  ���Montreal here, and Miss Theodora Martin, of Hamilton, Ont., were, published  in St. Stephen's church Sunday. The  prospective bride is a sister of Chief  Justice Martin of this province.  A Primitive Anchor.  Dave King, the versatile, poet and  literateur, relates an incident which occurred the other day while he was at  Nakusp. Standing on the long railway  wharf, Dave was an interested spectator  of the incoming of a small steamer, the  captain of which decided to anchor rather than tie up at the wharf. When  the proper moment arrived, the captain  called out: "T'row over de hank!" The  "hank" in question was a sack full of  rocks, which, upon striking the water,  burst the threads and sank, but left the  sack floating. Seeing this, one of the  deckhands answered: **Capitan,de hank  she no sink!" The captain then noticed  a pole lying on the bow of the boat, and  immediately responded: "Tak de pole  an' shove de hank down!"  The Arlington  has slightly  increased  its force.  The ledge on the Queen  Fraction is  improving.  Munro's pack train   has been taken  off Ten Mile.  A lower tunnel will be driven on the  Ajax Fraction. -    ���  The Silver Band continues to improve  with development.  A great deal of snow has fallen in the  hills during the week.  Munro's pack train is handling the  supplies to the Marion.  Preparations are being made to start  up the California at an early date.  The wet season has proven too much  for the forest fire fiend this season.  D. Mclntyre and J. McDonald have  secured positions in the Granite mine  Nelson.  A lease, with the option of a bond, on  the Adlai, on the Galena Farm, has  been refused.. ���   .     v.     ���  Work has been commenced on the  flume for the Wakefield concentrator,  on Four Mile.  Last week two feet of ore was struck  in the west drift of the Silver Bell, MeGuigan basin.  The compressor plant in use at the  Ruth is to be moved down the Hill to  the concentrator.  A crosscut tunnel is to be run on the  Marion, farther down the hill, so as to  gain greater depth on the vein.  The Minnesota Silver Co. has not yet  procured a site for their concentrator.  There is room at New Denver.  The Enterprise bunk houses have  been put into shape for an anticipated  early resumption of operations.  Two years* assessment is being done  on the United Empire, Ten Mile. A  crown grant will be applied for.  Work has been commenced on a 1-200  foot tunnel at the Ivanhoe. A seven  drill compressor has been installed.  Air drills and compressors have been  installed at the Rambler-Cariboo. Tlie  lower tunnelcame into ore last week.  Development on the Arden group,  above the Mountain Chief, has uncovered a strong lead, with a sprinkling of  ore.  It is reported the drift from the main  shaft on the Arlington has broken into  a large body of high grade shipping  ore.  Work is to be commenced on the  Mollie Hughes at once by the owners.  The tools are on .the ground for a small  force.  Mile. It was taken Irom the Neepawa  lead, which has brum traced the entire  length of the claim.  The Last Chance will drive a 1500  foot tunnel to tap the ledge. An air  compressor will be run with Noble Five  power, and John f('Regan will have  charge of the work.  L. Alexander has taken a 840,000  bond on the Carnation group. These  claims, five in number, adjoin the /Von-  derful and have been owned for some  years by Pat Burns and his associates.  T. J. Lendrum was in town last week.  He states that the Fidelity has been  sold to W. H. Sandiford for Loudon,  Eng., people. Lendrum says that the  workings of the Bosun are not surpassed by any mine in Kootenay.  The Marion has one of the best showings ever seen on Silver inountain,there  being a foot of ore in the face of the  drift An average of 16 sacks a day is  being taken out.  P. Perkins, who went from here some  time ago to prospect in the Windermere  country, is meeting with success.    He  lias staked a number of claims, one of  which, a free gold proposition,has given  the best values so far obtained inthe  camp.  ��THEW0RLD'SSILVER"  m  The predictions so freely made a few  years ago by those not familiar with the  conditions  controlling  production, that  the silver production of the world would  rapidly decrease, and might be expected  to fall to a point of comparative insignificance, have not  by any  means been  realized.     Notwithstanding   its   lower  price, the output of the white metal has  been maintained at a high level and in  1898 showed the very respectable increase  as compared with  1897 of 266,314 kilograms, or4.7 per cent.   Taking the production for eight years past, we find that  it has been as follows:  ^^^  ���n��sS>*��>-3sSsSv*i  By David W. King.  ���**S-sS*?-*S>**S>--S>*3>-*S>l  [With sundry and divers apologies, low salaams, prostrations, etc., etc.  I author of'-The Wreck of the Woodscow,"!  to the  On one dark night on New Denver,  She snow and rain and blow���  De boys she say "le's play some draw,"  "All right,*' t say, "she go!"  Now I was play dat gam before  An' know, you bet your neck,  All "bout de raise h'el'o'e de draw-  Hut dat was down Quebec.  Wan man was nice dress. Unat Stat,  (I rind it out since den  She work at ������short card" for de biz���  1 don' know what dat ben.)  De bar-keep man she get in too,  'An prospector named Sleek-  By jjos! if I hav gnu dat, tarn  I mak dat feller seek. <  Anoder man from town Sandon.  She Ink ti> play de gam-  Was what you sayde "sure ting"  But I not care :or darn.  >oy.  I'm what you call rich man dat time.  I own do .Merci Dame.  (She's right near town) I guess you know  Dat was a dam good claim.  When we start in I did not have  So very much money,  But after while���by gos! my I'ren ���  Vou ought t.o hav seen me!  We hav' de drink mos' every hun",  I'm tak*n straight whiskee,  De boy. she's luiv' de lemonad ���  Pooh!    Dat's loo weak for me!  I raise de bet and makde bluff,  (Mos' every !am she goj��� .  Yon see dat gam you tink I'm swift  An' oder fuller slow.  Well, long 'bout two, free, four de clock  ('De moil she's mos' all mine).  One feller say. "to hell de luck.  \Ve play jack pot. dis tain."  Well. I not. know Jack Pot ver well,  (She's sheet'boss at Receau),  But I not care who play de gam  So long's I get de dough.  When dey explain I see de chance  To pull oil' de gran coup���  .fits' fifteen minutes from dat tain,  By gos!   I'm in de sou'  De man from Unat Stat, she deal,  An' Sleek, she cut de card���  If 1 could see dat feller now.  Sacre! I hit him hard.  I get free king, I say, "she's ope' "  ���Bar-keeps trow up de han'���  But Sleek, she's raise trie fifty dol'���  Saint Jean! I hear de ban'.  De man from Unat Stat, she stay.  An' raise Sleek fifty back:  .Dat cos' me hundred, but I'm gam,  Dere's where I mak mistak.  We draw de card���Merci! Merci!!  Dame Fortune, how you sing!  [got de whole world by de tail-  By gos!  I got four king!  But. 'ien, my monee she's all up;  De boy,'she's bet de check���  Hooray! I bet du Merci Dame !  I'm in for brak tier neck.  Dere's call all round. I sign de pap.  My claim 'gains' whole dam place���  Deman from Unat Stat, -die smile���  Mon Dieu ! she's got four ace!  Dat morning very early, 1 guess.  ���'Bout half-pas' two, free four,  Dere was a fight in New Denver���  I not live dere no more.  But now t got anoder claim.  You see, she's right up dere:  1 call dat claim Jack Pot���for why'/  Dat claim she is not square.  Come all you man what hunt for stake  Wid beeg pack on de neck,  Don* try wid man from Unat Stat  b'or buck de cold, cold aeck.  On some dark night on New Denver,  She snow and rain and blow:  De hoys she say "le's play some draw."  You say "tcood-night. I go.''  M  Increase of Unions.  Jas. Wilkes has organized a miners'  union at Phoenix, with 54 members;  one at Camp McKinney with 45, and  one at Greenwood with 45. There are  unions at Sandon, Silverton, Whitewa  ter, Phoenix, Rossland, Greenwood,  Camp McKinney, Ymir, Nelson, Leth-  bridge, and Fernie, with a total membership of 2,500.  An assay made Tuesday on the ledge  matter running with the ore on the  Marion, gave 115 oz. of silver aid 8 per  cent. lead.        '  The Noble Five will put in another  compressor. Their wholesale business  in air having increased this has become  necessary.  The trail up the south fork of Kaslo  creek to the Joker mine has been completed. Seven men are working on  the property  The owners of the Gatineau and Sini-  coe group, Ten Mile, will erect a camp  and continue the development of that  promising property.  The completion of the trail up Wilson  creek will enable prospectors to do  something with tljemany claims in that  section of the Slocan.  All the ore has been cleaned up from  the Enterprise workings. The amount  exceeded the estimate, while the gracie  was a good deal higher.  Hill Bros, have an order from the  Wakefield Mines for 900,000 feet of lumber. It will not be delivered until the  labor troubles are over.  A wagon road is to be built to the  Emily Edith, W. Koch having the contract. Biinkhouses will also be erected  and next year a concentrator.  Very rich sulphide ore has been encountered of late on the Mabou, on Ten  SLOCA.N  CTTY  N'KYVS IN  I5K1KF.  From our Regular Correspondent.  The Black Prince ha<? been closed  down and all hands paid off on Saturday  last.  The development on the Arlington  continues very satisfactory. The force  will be increased shortlv.  Con E. Fielding is back from a long  visit to Spokane and other points south.  Con is the original discoverer of the  Arlington, and is still a large holder of  stock in the company.  Hugh Sutherland is expected here  about the 10th of September D. A.  Ross returns with him from Toronto.  It is not likely anything will lie done  towards resuming operations at the  Evening Star until their arrival.  Soecial meetings, under the auspices  of the Methodist Church,were held here  last Thursday. They were held in the  music hall,afternoon and evening, and,  considering the unfavorable wi-.ather,  were well attended. In the afternoon  Rev. ,J. Calvert, of Trail, preached a  helpful and encouraging sermon. On  the invitation of the pastor. Rev. A. E.  Roberts, a few friends remained at the  close of the service, to partake of the  sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The  pastor was assisted in this by the other  ministers present, Rev. Messrs.Sanford,  Calvert and Robson. Rev. J. Robson,  "..A , of Nelson, gave an able discourse  in the evening. The music, under the  direction of Mrs. Felt, was of a high  order, Mrs. Barber and Rev.Mr.Calvert  contributing solos.  Send The Ledge to your friends. It  will not cost much and will be appreciated by the recipients.  BOSUN���FIDELITY.  Arrangements have been completed,  joining by amalgamation, the interests  of the Bosun and Fidelity properties.  Particular!-, have not yet been made  public, but the principle of the matter  was agreed to during the recent visit of  H. C. Oswald. The details have since  been worked out by W. H. Sandiford,  who will have charge of both properties.  The amalgamation of these properties  is a step inthe right direction, and will  make them of more value to the owners. Other properties in the Slocan  would do well to follow the example  just quoted.  Ontario's   Zinc Mine.  Interest in Ontario's big zinc mine  has been revived ol* late, by the report  that it has been sold to eastern parties  for ��251,000. It is also reported that a  few days ago a great vein of pure zinc,  1)00 feet long and 24 feet wide, was discovered on this property. It is said the  new owners have stopped the shipments  that have been in progress, and will  devote all the time and expense necessary to develop the mine. They are  building a road to connect with the  Canadian Pacific, and it will soon be  completed. The connection will be  made at Rossport.. 12 miles distant. By  fall there will be 7,000 tons of the richest zinc, ore ever shipped from a mine  ready for the smelters. The work of  mining is mere quarrying, and it can  be done at a trifling cost.  The Ledge is the third oldest paper  in Kootenay, and has the largest circulation of any journal in the world, considering the size of the town it is published in.  Kilograms'  1891  4,479,649  1892  5,935,315  1893..  5,339,746  1894  5,554,144  1895  5,667,691  1896.  5,496,178  1897.:  5,668,305  1898 :  5,929,619  1 kilogram^=32.21 trov ounces.  It will be seen that the production of  1898 was larger than that of any previous  year since 1892, and approached what  was then considered the extraordinary  production df that year- This great output was obaorbed by the world's markets  without difficulty, and at average prices  not greatly below those of previous years.  In fact, the price of metal rose toward  the end of the year, and has been well  maintained since its close.  At the time the predictions above referred to were made, we stated our reasons for doubting their force, and expressed the belief that the production  would continue large. The reasons for  this belief���the correctness of which time  has proved���may be very briefly stated.  A large quantity of silver is and will be  always saved as a by-product in connection with other metals, as gold, copper,  anl lead ; silver will continue to be largely used for ornamental and household  purposes and in the arts, its position as  a valuable and decorative metal being  too firmly established by custom to permit a change; and finally, a very large  part of the world's population still uses  silver as its chief monetary metal���to  say nothing of the quantities used for  subsidiary coinage in even those countries which adhere most closely to the  gold standard.  In the accompanying table we give in  detail the silver production of the world  in 1898, as collected foi and presented in  "The Mineral Industry," Volume VII.  The figures are chiefly obtained directly  from the producers, or from official records; careful estimates being made in a  t*3w cases, where there is no official information to be obtained. The figures are  given in Troy ounces as a matter of con.  venience. In many countries the reports  are made in kilograms originally, and in  a few years, we trust, all will be returned  by that standard. The values givei are  the commercial values, as established by  the current prices in the New York and  London markets:���  Countries.  Value.  North America:  United States   $34,670,245  Canada   2,61(5,110  Mexico   33,540,855  Central American States.  957,909  South Ametica:  Argentina   103,675  Bolivia   6,490,000  Chile   2,722,245  Colombia   071,187  Ecuador   4.553  1,107,1S8  Europe:  Austria   750.233  Hungary   508,166  France   1,524,138  Germany   9,115,744  Greece   799,850  Italv    859,520  Norwav   89,531  Russia   104,324  Spain   4,343,78(5  42,176  28.927  Turkev   147,002  Asia:  Japan.. .   1,479,759  Australasia   10,136,013  was the third producer in rank reporting  a total of only  534,360 kilegrams.    It is  probable that Bolivia was the fourth actual producer, though  Germany gives a  quantity  greater  by  138,440 kilograms.  The German official statements,however,  give the fine silver output ofthe refineries, and a considerable  portion of that  was obtained from   imported   ore   and  base bullion.     Our own production, as  given in  the table, includes only that  from ores mined in the United States.  In addition to that quantity our smelters  and refineries turned out in 1898 a total  of   39,784,000 ounces, or 1,237.560  kilograms, obtained  from  foreign ores and.  bullion.  It is to be noted that by far the greater  part of the world's supply of silver now  I comes from the North American continent; which in 1898 furnished 3,784,637  kilograms, or 63.5 per cent, of the total.  The South American countries, which in .  the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries sent to Europe quantities  of silver previously unprecedented, now  hold a very subordinate place, their aggregate output last year being 605,671  kilograms, or 10.2 per cent.of the world's  total. Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and probably Western Argentina have great reserves of silver ores, and may increase  their production largely in the future.  The European production calls for  little remark. Outside of Germany,which  is referred to above, the only important  producer is Spain,where nearly all of the  metal is obtained from the silver-lead  ores.  The only reporting producer in Asia is  Japan. There is reason to believe that  some silver is obtained in China, but it  is impossible to determine the quantity.  No silver is reported from Africa. The  Australasian output was chiefly from the  Broken Hill and neighboring mines of  the Barrier Range in New Sonth Wales;  though some comes also from New Zealand.  We have had from time to time a renewal of the useless discussion over the  cost of producing silver. It is entirely  impossible to determine any fair average,  as the costs of production will vary so  widely, even in mines in the same district. It is sufficient to say that if au increased production is drawn out on an  average price of 5SX cents, it is highly  probable that, in the great majority of  cases, silver can be put upon the market  for a little-less than that sum.  The present indications are that production is still increasing, and that the  output for 1899 will be still greater than  that of 1898.���E. & M. Journal.  A Free Telegram.  It is not often that a newspaper in  these days of :'pay aa you go" is privileged with a free telegram, but such a  shock came to the Daily News wheikfche  following wire reached us from across  the continent, without the usual toll  ���'collect" attached. We cannot vouch  for the truthfulness of the despatch.  Cheap goods are not always the best:  Nelson, B.C., Aug  10th.  It is possible the output of Kootenay  will not be as large this year as was an-  tipated last spring,owing to the scarcity  of labor. There is work for at least 600  or 700 experienced miners in the different mines of West Kootenay alone, at  wages of .*?H.0O for au eight-hour day.  If all the miners needed could be got  even now this year's output would  doubtless almost double that or 1898.  ���Truro, N.S.. News  Follow the Ore "Body  Total   $112,478,,287  The United States in 1898 was the  largest producer, with a total of 58,763,-  127 ounces, or 1.827,723 kilograms; Mexico following closely with 1,768,501 kilograms. No other country approached  either of these two, Australasia,; which  More mining failures have resulted  from crosscut tunnels intended to tap  the vein than by all other plans combined. Until a mine's development is  sufficient to show to a certainty that a  substantial ore body is in sight to justify the cost of driving a tunnel, it is a  most unsafe proposition. The best rule  for beginners is 'the oft-repeated one,  "Follow the Ore." A prospecting tunnel is a delusion and a snare.  Thousands of old papers are for sale at  The Leege office, at prices compatible  with the size of your bank roll..   . THE LEDGE, NEW Dii'JS'VEK, KG., AUGUST 31,   1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months   Six "    Twelve  "   Thkee years ;   Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  ������? .To  1.25  2.00  5.00  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both, sides of the  paper if you -wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest.  A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once ayain to look at  your collateral.  fBURSDAY,   AUGUST 31. 1899.  SCKAPa FROM THE EDITOR'S DJUSK.  It is reported the eight-hour day  has caused much trouble in Colorado  and many of the miners want the old  system of ten hours revived.  Toronto has a new cafe so swell in  its appointments that it keeps open  from 8 a. m. until 8 p. m. People in  that city must eat principally in the  daytime. .  Gambling causes half the suicides  in Paris. Pilgrims will do well to remember this, and keep away from  the baccarat when they visit the Exposition next year.  "The Man with the Hoe," is no  doubt all right, but we think The  Man with the Dough would be more  popular with,the majority of the  dwellers on this American continent.  of the most important roads in the  country, yet it is rendered aimost  useless because the government is too  niggardly to keep it in proper condition. '  This has been a hot summer in  England, probably the ^hottest in its  histor}7. Out here in Kootenay we  have bad one of the coolest aiid wettest summers ever known. . In July  .we had a brief spell' of warm dry  weather. Ttieri' the rain descended;  and' completely ruined the* annual  crop of forest fires. .All throiigh  August- the weathei; has" been cool,  and many mornings the mountains  around New Denver have had their  bald peaks touched with  the fleecy.  There is not a trace ot republican  sentiment in Australia, Its inhabitants are extremely loyal to Great  Britain and love the Union Jack.  They are also opposed to an overdose  of Chinamen. They do not mind a  few of the yellow scabs, just* eiioifgh 1 upon us.  START    UP    THK   MIXKS.  to raise vegetables and give variety  to the population. In order to restrict  f eir immigration no ship is allowed  to land more than one oriental for  every 500 tons of its registery. This  might work in Canada.  The July issue of the Kootenay  Mining Standard is a "peach," to use  an horticultural expression. It could  be better, of course, but for a journal  printed entirely in Rossland, it is a  credit to all who had a hand in its  creation.  , With the settlement of the difficulty  that has confronted the Mine Owners'  Association since June 1st, and the  resumption ol work under the old  scale of wages, the Slocan district  will leap forward to its rightful position in the lead ot all other metal producing districts in the Province. It  has been proven by the late trouble  that, while, both the Mine Owners'  Association and the Miners' Union  have possibly good reasons for their  existence, they both are a drawback  in the development of the country.  If the mines of the Slocan had been  kept   in operation during the   past  three months, instead of being closed  down because of the eight-hour law,  they would have produced nearly one  million dollars worth of ore;   thev  would have paid '$500,000 in divi  dends;  they would  have disbursed  $15b;000 to $200,600 in wages  and  much  more in the purchase of supplies and machinery, and would(have  added many thousands to the public  funds of the province and to the many  private enterprises dependent upon  them.   To say that the mine owners  are alone to blame for this is false;  and it is. equally absurd to, say the  miners should have accepted the reduced scale proposed by  the mine  owners' association.    The real blame  for the disturbance lies not so much  in the eight-hour principle as in the  manner in which the law was thrust  Coming as' if did,   it  was  ruftiUtt n *��mm*  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   : 1,102,792.72  HEAli   OFFICE^   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona aod Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  .u   n .Pities in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  tne united otates.  ver branch  E. PITT, Manager  but natural for the mine owners to  take such steps as. they deemed expedient to help themselves.    In doing  so they acted  unwisely in believing  they could force all other interests to  give way to them.    But, ignoring all  these facts:   granting that all parties  have acted in what they  deemed to  be the best interest ofthe mining industry and all parties engaged in it,  it does not better the situation;     It  has been  demonstrated  in  the past  three months that the mine owners  cannot operate their properties, and,  further, that the wage scale cannot  be reduced.    What they ought to do  now is  tq resume'  operations,   and  pay the old scale of wages.   If the  law is unconstitutional,   as they now  contend, let a test case be made and  the matter settled by the'proper tribunals.    It would not require much  j time   to  have the question   settled.  Editorial excursions to British Co-j There is no merit in  this curb-stone  umbia are becoming a fad. Not long j oratory in opposition toa law that has  Crome,   of   Winnipeg,  h-ivu always  lived   and   I  must,"'  The serpen nt s*r  came;  From his burning brow we washed  dust,'  And we held his hand, and we spok<  liis name.  al way s  when  tiie fever  the  u. s. rashdall.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  ������Millions of aires have come and gone,'"  The sergeant said  as   we   held  his  hand���  '���They have passed like the mist of the  early dawn  Since I left mv  home in  that far-off  landY'  hush,  but  he gave no  MUST    I. IKK    U.S.  The Provincial government has put  too much politics into mining, and  the mine owners are doing a heap  more political harranguing than they  are work On their properties. Less  politics and more mining it what the  Slocan needs.  W. K. Esling has bought the Ross-  hind Record from Eber Smith. It is  about time some one took a hold of  the sheet., For months past it has  looked more like the tattered remnants of an advertising fake than an  evening paper in a town like Rossland. ��� ���  The Toronto Telegram says that  we are picturesquedly wicked. This  is a pleasant compliment. If we  thought that we were a common daub  ot wickedness we would sit in a store  that docs not advertise until isolation  and inattention could cure us of all  inartistic sins  The sooner the present senile and  five-cent government of British Columbia is thrown over the dump of  oblivion the sooner will this great  Province have a chance to breathe  some commercial oxygen. If possible  1.1 us have some brains in the next  one. It would be a welcome and refreshing change.  The bubonic plague is doing business in China. The tariff should be  raised against it on this coast. Every  Chinaman entering the country  should be closely searched in order  that none of it will be smuggled into  this fair Dominion. It would ruin  the business ofthe typhoid, small-pox  and other microbes who occasionally  do a little trade on this vast continent.  Russell Sage is 83 years old and  has a million dollars for every year  of his life. Sage understands the art  of making money down to a knife  blade finish, but knows absolutely  nothing about how to spend it. It the  old gentleman will mail us half of his  fortune we will post him upon the  latest and most improved methods,  and also put his mime on our sub. list  for the balance of his natural career.  The day ofthe postage stamp seems  to be nearly past.    It is proposed to j readable. 0f late years Pirie'became"  ago   Father  Crome,   of  piloted a large band ol  hay editors  through the hills without losing- any  of  them.      Then   several   bands, of  quill-drivers from the land of canned  beef broke away  from  the  swish of  the starry  flag and camped around  B. C. for a few days.     Some of these  have since had indigestion, caused by  the six-bit attachment to the menu at  Kamloops and other places.     It must  be remembered that editors in agricultural districts live principally upon  ozone,  carboniferous vegetables and  eat their pi off a boiler  plate,   with  patent medicine ad salad, consequently when they strike a country where  it costs six-bits for a jag of ordinary grub, their amazement at seeing  their savings for years disappear in a  day or two's gastronomical pleasure  is a sight too sad for ordinary mortals  to witness with dry eyes.  The last  literary  wave to sweep  through the sea of mountains was the  Canadian Press Association, composed  of eastern editors and their wives. As  far as  we can learn they are very  respectable   people and   have   kept  sober while in the hills.    It is reported that they all can  read  and some  of .them can write. Their intelligence  is not of the  highest grade,  or else  they would have wandered as far as  New Denver and loaded up on the  grand, intoxicating and ideal scenerj-  that surrounds the Lucern of America.  It is a lunch for the soul  that they  have missed.   The only member who  got away from  the crowd to gaze at  the beauties of Slocan lake was D. F.  Burk, and his visit was about as long  as a flash of lightning.   We had just  time enough to shake graspers with  him and then the boat  steamed on.  Burk is a noted newspaper man.   He  once owned a bank, one of the rarest  articles in the profession.  Over at Nelson the people used the  editors white and gave them a take  so phat that everyone regretted t" e  coming of "30." The reception was:  double-leaded, and resulted in a clean  proof ot the hospitality of Kootenav's  old town. We notice that Alex Pine  was along with the literary avalanche. We remember Alex when  he was writing "skits" in the Toronto  Sun.    His   humor made that sheet  never been tried,  start .up the mines!  But first of all,  HUMOROUS   LITTLK   THINUS.  "Getting home from the seaside?"  "Yes."  "Any curiosities?"  ' 'One.    Mv board bill is com ing b\  freight."  A little Rutland. Pa., girl is very  much up to the times. At her prayers  the other night, after the usual ap-  peal for her loved ones, she added:  "And please, Lord, take care of yourself, too, for if anything should happen to you we couldn't have any one  but Mr. McKinley to depend upon,  and he isn't doing as well as papa  expected."  Wo bade him  heed���  "Millions of orbits 1 crossed from far,  Drifted as drifts the cottonwood seed;  I came,*' said  lie,  ������from   the Violet  Star. ���'<.������  '���Drifting in cycles from place to pla^e���  I'm tired,"'"said, he,.'���and   Fin going  gdhig home  To  the Violet Star, in. the  realms   of  space  Where I loved to live, and I will not  roam  lived, and   1 a'hvavs  & FAUQUIER?  MINES & REAL-ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.   -INVITED���-  Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  T. D. WOODCOCK & Co.,  ���For I've always  must,  And the'soul  in-  too far;  have reached  the  . not: trust,  And I'm  going*  hack  Star"  verge that J dart-  to  the  Violet  and w�� fanned  that soul  ��  stamp letters by dropping a penny  into a machine after the style of slot  works. The emancipation of the  stamp will be pleasing to humanitarians. For many long years it has  been a slave; licked before it would  work, and compelled to keep movirg.  Now, science steps in and soon the  poor postage stamps will only exist in  memory.  In Montana and other states main  wagon roads are built through the  canj**ons by public funds. In the Slocan people have to beg and pray for  roads, and in many cases put up most  of the money before thev ean be accommodated. The wagon road between New Denver and Sandon is one  married and has buried himself in  Dundas where he is content to print  the Banner and attend church regularly.  While talking about editors we  will just say that in a few days the  Slocan Press Association will make a  tour of Kootenay ancl Boundary. The  people in the various camps are requested to have their bouquets, banquets and bank rolls ready. The association will not stop long in any  one place, but will receive ad���dresses  on the fly with monetary attachments.  There will be only us in the association as the other Slocan editors: cannot  get away until they can afford a  change of shirts.  He was a newspaper man,  And she a maiden fair;  Together they sat upon the beach  Enjoying the fresh sea air.  Placing an arm about her waist,  He whispered, "Now confess  That you have no objections to  The 'liberty ofthe press.'"  "According to my belief,"said she,  "It cannot be so bad;  For I know the good book tells us,  To 'make waist places glad.'"  ���Chicago News.  ��'  The late Colonel Ingersoll was  riding in a street car one day, when  the Rev. DeWitt Talmagegot in. and  they presently fell into an argument.  Finally Ingersoll said: "Then you  would like to live in a place, Brother  Talmage, where everyone had to be  good by law?" "Certainly," said  Talmage. "You would like to live  where eyeiypne had to go to church  regularly eyery Sunday?" "Yes,  that would suit me." "Where no  man could get a drink and swearing  was not permitted?" "Yes, that's the  place for me *' "And where every  man would have to keep regular  hours?" "That would be heaven on  earth," said  Talmage,   smiling and  striking his knee with his open palm.  "Well," said  Bob,   looking over his  glasses, "you'd   better go up to Sing  Sing.    That's tne way they do there."  The following humorous incident is  related of tlu- late Sir John A. Macdonald. The premier, talking once  with a friend on the peculiar customs  of different people, stated that on a  visit to the west a reception was  given him, at which a bishop from  Belgium was present. As the party  were being escorted by a bodjr of  men in Highland costume, the foreign  bishop, seeing the bare legs and kilts,  asked why the men wore no trousers.  "It's just a custom," gravely replied  Sir John. "In some places people  take off their hats as a mark of honor  to distinguished guests; here they  take off their trousers."  The confectionery Williams sells is  high grade, and assays away up in sweetness. He expects to uncover another  chute this week that the public ought to  take caeh interest in.  The sergeant  was still  his check;  There came no   word   from  so tired;  And the bugle  rang  from  the distant  peak,  As the lnorniiigdawned and the pickets fired."  The sergeant  was  buried  as  soldiers  are;  And we, thoughr fill day as we marched through the dust;  '���His spirit has gone to the Violet Star���  He   alwavs   lived,   ami   he-alwavs  must."   ���E  F. Ware.  The run on milk snakes at Williams'  is not so large as it was when the thermometer held its head so high, but he  still has iheni in vanilla, lemon ami  other rhvors.  Do not overlook Nesbitt when you  want conf"otio!ierv.  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils/ Gl&ss, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Ha-ample ������u'eonnnodations for a Inrfro munljcr of people.     Tho rooms are lni-'e  and airy, and the Dining Room  is provided with every'Inns  in the market  Sample Room.-- for Commercial Traveler-..  John Buckley, Prop.  V*"  USE A  ON  AND A  ON  A  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.       Jessop's and Canton Drill  Sreel.        Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling all kinds of  Dark Fly  Dark Day  Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  Try a DEVON MINNOW  next time you go fishing-.  Bay your tackle at  Nelson's  Drug & tJook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to ."> p. in.  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  Imported  Goods of rough  textu re  are Popular  this season.  Wholesale  Dealers i  Choice Wines  ** Fragrant  gars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenav  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  \v  . I)n i:\vn Y  Kn-do. B.C.  H. T. Twigc  Xew Denver, B.C.  Has been thoroughly  renovated and refurnished, making it one of  the best hotels in  Kootenav. The table  has the best in the  market, and the bar  contains the choicest  brands of 1 iqn. ors,wines  and cigars.  Mrs. L. A. Snowman.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil mill Mining Engineers.  Bedford. Me.Veil Code.  iJSTRa-ihdfdl & Fauquier. Asrents.  IJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M. London. Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Pro'iefties   examined    and    report ed  on  f..r   in  tciidinir juircliaser'?.  Assay "'ffice ��ncl Chemical   La bora tiny.  Bellt-  vueave. Xew IH-nv'er. 1'. ('.  HOTEL  CTORIA  JOHX V.l'ERKS, IJru]i.  HEATED BY WOT" AID  and Electric nvJ I Min  Bell*! and Light in every room....  Larsre and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Rea.-onable Rates.  TOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and de-  partina* Lv m*2*ht trains.  M.L  GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor: Notaky Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Den ver every  Saturday. Sixth Year.  THE LEDUcE, NEW li&NVER, B.C., AUGUST 31. 1899.  ALSED  HIM OUT.  Talking of the town of Langtry, an Old  army officer tells the following story:  "I was helping to chase revolutionists  and bandits along The River���all army  officers refer to the Bio Grande as The  River when speaking of the south-west  ���with some of. the Sixth Cavalry, and  we were in and out of Langtry a good  deal," said he.   "There wasn't anything  much to the town except a railroad station and some 'dobe shacks, and a saloon"  and general store kept by an old pirate  by the natae of Bean���������Roy Bean, to be  explicit���and he was the toilghes't, hair-  trigger-double-action old scoundrel I ever  met on the boi-der, a hard'-hea'ded, hai*d-  fisted son of the soil;   He was about the  only white man in  town, and the Mexicans were worse afraid of him than they  were of the smallpox.   I don't know but  what he was worse, for you couldn't va'c-  cinafe against him.  "It was in the daVs'when there was 'no  law west of Omaha and no God west of  Dodge City,' and Larigtrj' was a long way  west of Dodge City. Bean realized this  fully, and had nailed a placard upon the  door of 'The Jersey Lily,' his saloon, announcing in large black letters: 'I ami  the Government.' All the Mexicans  believed him, and for all practical purposes he was. He arrogated to himself  all the powers of government, legislative,  executive and judicial, and there Were  none to say him nay. He acted as justice of the peace and forced all Mexicans'  who wanted to be married to come to  him to be spliced. His formula was, T  pronounce you man and wife. YNow pull  your freight out of here.' But previously  he always collected $3 from them, and if  they did not have the $3' they had better  not settle in or about Langtry. One of  the lieutenants with me,in" talking about  Langtry, said the population consisted of  Bean, (leas, dogs, and Mexicans, in the  order named.  "The only individual who ever had a  run-in with Bean, so far as local history  records, was another hardened reprobate  named Henderson, who drifted in ahead  ol" a northern lew weeks before I arrived. He brought with him a choice assortment of alcoholic poisons and set up  an opposition 'barroom on the other side  ol the plaza. It was the first opposition  ,pf a serious sort. Bean had ever encountered in Langtry. The barroom was bad  enough,but when Henderson flaunted on  the front of it a large red-lettered sign  announcing tlie 'Do Drop In,' Bean felt  that his vestod rights were not only invaded but trampled on.  ���'Even at that, Henderson might have  lived at. Langtry to an iniquitous old age,  but,as if he had not been crossing Bean's  trail often enough, he imported from  San Antonio a blonde woman aud an  nounced singing and music from sundown to daylight. Then Bean was forced  to assert himself. He announced that  any saloon running . in Langtry with a  sunt; and dance accompaniment would  have to pay a prohibitive license or shut  up shop. Henderson then issued a pro-  nunciamento that the first individual of  a questionable lineage who attempted to  collect a license of any sort off his establishment,' or to levy an attachment,  would get shot fuller of holes than a  cane-seated chair. Upon this proposition he stood pat behind a ten-bore shot  gun, and there matters rested fora week.  Then, seeing that his bluff seemed to  stick where it was hung, Henderson  waxed arrogant. He gave it out that in  the course of a few days he was due to  go over and close up the Jersey Lily and  establish a whisky trust iii Langtry.  "For some reason, Bean was slower  than usual in asserting himself. Henderson imagined he had the old man bet  to a standstill, and the climax came one  morning when I happened to he in the  Jersey Lily checking up some 'government vouchers on the erid of the bar.  One of Bean'8 numerous progeny was-  stretched out on the window-sill, a tow-,  headed, bare-legged little ruffian, who  acted as a sort of movable outpost to the  old man's domain. Dean was decanting  some particularly villainous whisky,  which he advertised as 'Bean's Best,  when the youngster sang out joyously :  " 'I say, pap,yere comes ole man Henderson 'crost th' plaza, an' he's got his  scatter gun with him.'  ���'Bean reached under the counter and  sorted up a Winchester. He trained it  across the bar, where it bore on the doorway, and'-when Henderson's silhouette  loomed up in the opening. Bean assailed  him with voluble profanity and ordered  him to throw up his hands. Henderson  hesitated.  " 'Hands up, you yaller c'yote,' yelled  Bean. 'Drop that gun or I'll shoot seven  kinds of hell out of you !'  "Henderson had evidently made up  his mind to drop the gun, and his fingers  were loosening On the weapon when the  youthful Bean, at the other end of the  bar, hastily broke in with what he considered a piece of important information.  " 'You'd better look out,pap,'he cried,  warningly; 'that ole gun of your'n ain't  loaded.'  "If ever two gentlemen were caught in  an awkward predicament, it was Messrs.  Bean and Henderson. Trie "atterl.did-not  kiow how much faith to put in this  welcome: assurance, and Bean was evidently afraid-to .t'e'8't. mailers by pulling'  the trigger. The two of them stood frozen in their tracks, swearing oaths that  would have shocked a freight team, and  and there is no telling how matters  would have ended had not a strident  voice broken in from the doorway behind  the bar wilh:  " 'Well, these yere is loaded, an' don't  you forgit it!' arid tnere was old Mam  Bean", from the back room, covering  Henderson with a pair of six-shooters.  "The odds were too much for the proprietor of the Do Drop In, and he sur-  rendeiedat discretion. Bean escorted  him ro the station at the point of his own  gun, and sat on a nail keg till his rival  had bought a ticket for San Antonio and  was well out of sight on the up train.  "What happened to the younger Bean  upon his fathe.'s return ie too obvious  and painful to relate."  GHILMEN'S COLUMjN.  PhyllU and Her Main.  S-bylHs is just 8J^ years old, and she  liies nothing better than drawing. Give  bor the stub of a pencil and a bit of paper,  ���nd she will oover it with wonderful men  With rodnd, goblin  bodies, spindly leg's  end arms that' sprout from the place where  ears usually; grow. A'nd , tho eyes are always big aiid gogg'ly. The other day  Phyllis drew the .i'an shown in the picture.,   Then she said:  "MAn doin walkin. Dot his house in  his hand, an the sun's shinin, an it ain't  tainiti."  Phyllis' mother insisted that a man  couldn't carry a house in his hand, but.  Phyllis said,."Myman tan." And that  ended it.���Chicago Record.  tail from that direction.    Now, a squirrel.  is the most curious of all animals, and it  couldn't understand  why that tall  was'  moving so strangely, arid so it crept nearer and nearer, uttering half startled little  cries from fcimt to time.    The hunter sa**r  the snake's eyes gleam, but there was not  the elightest motion in the body, although'  tha tail continued  to wave.    At last the  Bquirrel reached the ground.   Of a sudden  the  6nake threw up its head, sprang almost off the ground and before the squir  rj��l  could move seized it in its dreadlul  fangs. The squirrel's curiosity had proved  Its ruin.  Why Ted "Didn't Know.  "I wondsT how many of the class know  how to clean a lead pencil rubberi"  Everyone looked curious, but not a band  ���was raised.  ." 'Tis often a convenient thing to  know," continued Miss Morton, who told  tho children so many interesting things.  "Sometimes one is obliged to erase a word  when there isn't possibly time to rety'iitc.  very much, and then it is nice to know  how to do it so tbe paper will present a  clean appearance. How many present have  your rubbers with you?"  Into their pockets went every hand.  When all was ready, she said, ""\*c;\v  write 'neatness' on your block of praciia  paper."   It took but a moment.  "You may now erase your -vtords "  When tbe papers were inspected, there  Was on each a'soiled rubber, mark.  ."Now rub your rubbers on the underside of the blocks," directed Miss Morti n.  "Bo careful to rub the entire surface over.  Now each write 'neutnoss' again."  When the words were erased this time,  one could hardly see even a trace of the  rubber marks.  "I never heard of cleaning rubbers before," said Ted to "Willie Xewcomb at re-  CCES  "Nor I," returned Ilia little friend.���  Touth's Companion'.  A Gmme of Tag;.  Two little seals lay basking in tho sun.  Baid Jimmy Seal: "Dear sister, letusjrun'.  I'll chase you up the slippery rocks so high,  And there we'll watch the stately ships go by I"  H. J.Robertson,  TINSMITH,  1 CERTIFICATE OF liWPBOVEIWENTS  Helena Mineral Claim.  Situate in tbe Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Wakefield Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE That I. Chas. E. Bopt, f>-ee  miner's certificate Nc.  TiftfiA. intend, sixtv  lias returned and  IS   prepared tor all   d-iys from    the date   hereof  to  apply  to the   Mining    Recorder    for     certificates   of    improvements for the purjwse 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 24th dav of August, 1899  a3l CHAS. E. HOPE.  kinds of work in his line.       Special  discounts to mines in Stoves, Tin and  Granite Ware.  Slocan City, B. C.  Snake and Squirrel.  A correspondent tells a thrilling story  of the mooting between a big black snake  and a gray squirrel. He .was-'.sitting at  the foot of a tree with his gun across his  knee when ho hoard a squirrel ch;it.tering  in a small tree near him. He at. once  cocked hie gun and prepared to shoot. He  saw the squirrel run part way down the  trunk of the tree arid then scramble buck  again, and after ohattoring frantic-illy for  a few seconds repeat tho action*.'-This continued for some time, and tho hunter became so much interested that he rose up  slowly and tried to And out what the trouble was. Near the bottom of tho tree ho  saw a huge black suako partially coiled.  Its head lay flat on the ground, but its  tail was thrust up a few inchos in the air  and was waving slowly back and forth.  Again tho squirrel ran down, this time  nearer to tho ground, and then it suddenly stopped chattering and seemed to be eying tho snake's tail.  Then it ran' around tho troo and peeped  out on   tho oi her side and  looked  at   Che  *r ^f.'.^-'y>: _^-=sCr-; .���J^-^i-.i5.-,',t'-/^f���''.-:,.._  "Alas, what fun ih that, my brother dear.-*  I'd rather sleep or wait for flukes here."  Just then a fish before them both did leap,  And so my seals played lish' t::;* i*.i ;he deep.  ���Mabel Putnam in San Kr-i-.n.i.-isco Call.  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for Mining and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City. Proprietors.  J. K. CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.  Hotel Sandon,  PIONEER HOUSE OP  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON. .......  R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  ^HMD^ti  yirffi  ANDSOO LINE.  fioulei' Crown Mineral Claim.  W*yPtf8$*S*B*gWO*tP*8<POP*B*��<i'PP*t*P  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  ROSSLAND.  ���"E-ft&^fl'  4MnM)6<  99  The  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division of  West Kootenay'District. Where located:  Ou Springer Creek, about three miles from  Sloean City.  ���pAKE NOTICE That I, Chas. "E. Hope, free  1 miner's certificate No. 796**A..'intend. 'JO days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Kecorder 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 *.'*lth day of August. 189!'..  a.tl CHAS   E. HOPE.  .Slocan Belle Mineral Claim.  Situate    in    the   Slocan    Mining   Division  of  West  Kootenay   District.    Where  located:  South of Cariienter creek, one-half mile east  of Sandon.  ���"PAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg, as  I    agent for Robert, Cunning, free miner's certiiicate No. 3.HH--3A, recorded holder of a five-sixth  ff>-('j undivided interest, and Volney D Williamson, recorded holder of a one-sixth (10) undivided  interest, free miner's certificate No. fi7!'2G, intend  sixty days from the 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 fcike notice that action under section 37 mu*t le commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 3d day of August, 1899.  sing.1) HERBERT T. TWIGG!  New Fast Daily Service between  lie ai Pact����*.  Carbonate King Mineral Claim.  Situ.ite in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.     Where   located:     On  / Payne Mountain, adjoining Slocan Boy Mineral claim.  "TAKE NOTICE That.I T. M. Gibson, acting as  I agent for S K. Green, free miner's certificate No. 21803A. intend, sixty days from the dare  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certiiicate 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 -"1st dav of June. 1899.  Improved   connecting:   service  via.  Revelstoke or Crows Nest route   to and from   Kootenay Country  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Ldg.  Tourist Oars pass Revelstoke daily  for St. Paul; Thursdays for Montreal & Boston;   Tuesdays ��  Saturdays for Toronto.  NEW DENVER TO  oronto,   - 92 hrs   Montreal,   96 hrs  New York, 108 hrs   "Winnipeg-, 52 hrs  Vancouver, 23 hrs   Victoria,    38 hrs  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke ami main line points.  14:22k Dly: lv���Denver 0. Siding���ar: Dailv 12:02k  11:00k ex.Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: arex.Sun.l.*.:20k  ROSSLAXn, NELSON AND CK.O.w'P NEST LINE.  15.20'cex. Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: ar ex.Sun 11.00k  Ascertain rates and full information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, A pent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  House,  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. Mchoufald.'  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI can City.  midnight and Centaur Mineral Cl-iiin.  Situate in the Slocun Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.    .   Where  located:   On  Four Mile creek, two miles from Silverton,  B.C.  TAKE NOTICE That I. Charles E. Hope, Free  1    Miner's Certificate No. 7SM2A, intend   sixty  days  from   the   date  hereof   to   apply  to  ilie  Mining  Recorder   for a certificate  ot   improvements,  for  fhe   purpose   of   obtaining   Crown  grants of the above claims.  And further tfike notice that, action under sec-  lion 37.must be commenced before tho issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this llth day of June. l��ii).  Emily   Kdith    Fraction,    Kngrlt*,    K-igH-  Fraction and Ironclad Miii��.*ral Claims.  k  SYSTEM.  ���Situate in the Slocan Mining Division ol West.  Kootenay  District.      Where located: On  Four Mile creek, about two miles Iron, silverton, B. C.  ���"PAKE NOTICE that I Charles E. Hope. F. M.  1    C. No. 7f'-!**A, intend, <!0 days from the date  hereof,   lo apply   to the Mining Kecorder   for  Certificates of Improvements, for the  purpose of  obtaining Crown Grant- of the above, claim.1-'.  Aiid further take notice that action, under  section 37.  must   be   commenced  before the  issuance oi' sncli certilicfit.e.soflinprovenienrs.  Dated this i-lth 'lay of June, 'l.S<i!i.  NELSON & FORT SHEPPA RU CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the Kootenay  ..District and..  AH British Columbia Ponts  ���Pacific Coast-Points  Puget Sound Points-  Eastern Canada ancl the  United States,  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R, R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.  ('-.���'������THING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  Tfte Prosn8Gtors!Assar Office  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each   Gold. Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead    Copper (by Electrolysis;   Gold. Silver. Copper and Lead   Gold and Copper....     '   Silver and Copper   Gold. Silver and Copper    '.  Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Mang-anese   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 Coking-  Terms*  Cash With Sample.  JimeiOtli. I8fl5.  ���fi..")'!  .'' (IM  :'. ro  2 on  2 on  ���I pi  2 nd  :' nil  ���; On  .r) (>(>  ���1 !)'���'.  4 0(1  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  riven bv local and connecting line Ticket agents  11. A.  sh  -JACKSON, G. P. &T. A.  Spokane. Wn  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating' Kaslo &  Slocan Railway,  International  Navigation c**:  C'trnpa n y,  Trading-  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling public  equal to any on Sloe n  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time-  Passenger   train  for Sandon    and  way stations leaves  Kaslo at 8:00 a  m. "daily,   returning,   leaves Sandon  at 1:15 r.   m..   arriving at Kaslo at  3:55 p. in.  INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  & TRADING  CO.,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River.  FRANK DICK,  Issayor and Analyst i  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  9^&^9��^��9&&��9��9^<!i%9990mi^&^��^9^&999����&9&��^99  FRED J. SQUIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitina-s and  Troiisevino's a!ivavs on hand.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading..  ���i^iRDRESSEF  Bi.%im Block.' New Deliver, B.C.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  are  many way  Cahinet Solio, -:.!���������  Film Cartridge---. ;-Ji.\-:-: ..T'ic.  ���'���ther Sunpiies. .-ame rule?.  l)I'e]iiiid  <>. STKAl'HKAKX.  Kaslo. B. C.  F.'L CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY 'PUBLIC.  Every Friday nt Silverton. S AXD'iX. li. C  Of lifting the load of  trouble from the  shoulders of the  weary, wayworn  traveller as he passes on his w,-i\*. To  know just what to do and when ro do it  lias puzzled the minds of some of the  greatest hotel men ofthe a.o-p. We do  not claim any great superiority over  others, but we have learned by close  attention to the requirements of our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the comforts and popularity of our  house. Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when the clouds of adversity  darkened the trails of- every camp in  Kootenav. and thev are  with us still now when  tlie suns of prosperity  shine forth in splendor  making- mellow the heart  of man.  S.  S. INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  m., daily except Sunday. Returning  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainnworth and  all way points.  Connections with S. F. & N. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Perry, Idaho.  S. S. ALBERTA.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ft rry,  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 7 a m., connecting with steamer  International from Kaslo atPilotBay.  Retur ling leaves Bonner's Ferry at  7:00 a; m., Wednesdays, Fridays  and Sundays, connecting with str.  International for Kaslo, Lardo and  Arg-enta. I)irect connections made at  Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern  Railway for all  points east and west.  LARP< .-DUNCAN   DIVISION.  Steamer International leaves aslo  for Lardo and Arg-enta' at S: 15 . m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo il>v Lardo and  Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  I*  New Denver  JACOBSON&OO.  Steamers call at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  ickets sol to all point :.- Ca a da  and the United Statas. o ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  Robert -Irving. Manager.  S. Campbell, Kaslo, 11 C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from Europe.-ui  points viu C;in:.<Ii-m  and Americnii lines.     Ap'ily   fur sailing dates  rate.*, tic-kftls and   full  information  to  any 0.  Ry ;tRC-nt or���  G. B. GARRETT.  ('. 1'. R. At-cnt. New Denver.  W. }'. K. Cmnmiiiirs. .*. S S. A--'.. Winnipejr-  F����   C,R��(!>I    JERS*   BEADS- Si    Anthony's Medals; Little Clmplet- o-   St. Anthony and  Cancelled  r...ota^e Stuini s.  write to '  Apeiicy Betlileliem    Vpo.-tclie  Seliool,  1;">.S Shaw  St., Montreal. Que THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST-3.1. 1899.  Sixth Yeah  MINING   RE.-30 R*DS  "L'he following is a complete, list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  I.OCATIOXr*.  Au-j-ust -22���Lake, Granite cr, A Mc"  Whirler.  23���Brase, near Rosebery, .J Clark.  ���24���Orrorrora, n fork Carpenter, C  Haller.  2!5���Kitchener, near Cody, E *M Quirk.  2<5���Moon Fraction, Twin lake basin,  A J Becker. Tonka Fraction, near  Alamo, H T Twigg-.  ASSESSMENTS.  August 22���Red Fox, Red Fox Fraction. Old' Newly, Pram. 23���Slencoe,  Hub. 24��� Fits:, Chitopa, Opatunka,  Broken Hill, Edinburg-h for 3 years. 25  ���Pay Day. 26���Okanag-an Chief, Imperial.   2S���Lee Fraction, Golden.  TJIANSKEKS.  August 22���Alert %, J A McDonald  to Dan McLeod, Aug*22. Bird Fraction  5-12. S T Walker to Alex Smith, Aug-  22. Summit Fraction i, H M Walker to  same.  23���Adirondack 2-9. Win Niven to H  Lowe, W Murray and R Sloan, on Aug  19.  2-1���Forest King* ?*, .J Fraser to E L  White, Aug* 2L. Gipsy Queen ��, A Wild  to E L White, Aug- 2i. Le Hoi ;x,, Lee  Coombs to G H Dawson, June 15.'  28���Galena Mines. Limited, notice of  liquidation iii London Gazette, Jan 10.  Kelvin, J Campbell to E Shannon, Aug-  26. Snowdon %, L Doolan to J Carolan  on Aug- 28.  OPTION'S.  August 26���P Burns and D D Mann to  Lorenzo Alexander, option to purchase  for ��40,000, Minnehaha, Jennie, Evening, Violet, Carnation and Violet Frac-  t ion, Aug- 18.  StOCAN   CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  August 21���Victor, reloc Whatcom,  H Reichart.  22���Addie, 1st n fork Lemon, D T  Davie and Annie Horton. Venus, 4th  s fork Lemon, J Anderson.  23���Leg*al, reloc Whippooiwill, Ben  Robertson and A R Balderson.  24���Lexi.ng-ton Fraction, reloc Polly,  I Beaupre.  25���Homestake, reloc of Detective, J  Dovion.  26���Eden, Slocan lake, C E Smitheringale. Golden Hill, Skinner creek, T  D Tobin.  ASSESSMENTS.  Aug-ust 21���Queen, Chebovg*an Fraction,, Ponce. 22���Silver MasV 25���Delphian, Chilkat, Rocky Fraction. 26���  Truro, Tamarac No 2 Fraction, Lucifer,  "Flora, Gold Bank, Gold Rock.  THANSPEKS.  Aug-ust 22���Exchang-e, Sir Charles  Tupper to New Gold Fields of British  Columbia, Limited. Ida -~V,JB Thompson and E B Diuilop to 1 Robinson.  AINSWORTH    DIVISION.  ! laborers in the streets and in their homes,  to destroy their employers' property and  that of others without effective opposition. In England nothing of this kind  i is allowed. In the United States no  j person's good name is secure from the  ! oral or printed lie. In England the  ; slanderer and libeller are silent under  the menace of the law. In the United  States the courts and legislative bodies  are, as a rule, corrupt. In England the  judges are just and the legislators honest. In the United States ignorant vulgarians and howling demagogues, are  found everywhere enjoying the distinction of high political preferment. In  England the holding of an important of  fice is presumptive evidence of education  and good breeding. In an American  city the public service is controlled and  the public revenues looted by coarse, unlettered thieves known as "bosses." In  English cities the "boss" is known.  When charging so confidently and  with such precision the motives impelling Mr. Astor in a change of allegiance,  tiis star-spangled critics might profitably  consider whether some of these facts  may not consciously have affected his  decision. Not theirs, of course, nor mine,  would be affected by considerations so  trivial, but to an understanding enfeebled by possession of the "Astor millions"  they might seem relevant and important.  The United States were good enough, as  doubtless Hades is good enough, for the  old original John Jacob, but the degenerate William Waldorf may have an unmanly weakness for security, peace, and  self-respect.  In draughting  the  Scheme of Things  the Creator made no  provision for good  government.    It is a hope, a dream, "a  radiant and adored deceit," a'light that  never was on sea nor land."   They have  it in Heaven, doubtless, and by the way  Heaven   is   a   pure   autocracy,  neither  saints nor angels sharing in the cares of  state; but here on earth we shall have it  only when so good and wise as to require  ,no government at all.   Good government  is too precious to be bestowed upon a  people so unworthy as to need it.   But  there are degrees of bad government,and  as an American, who has lived and observed in both countries, I am of the solemn conviction  that of all the governments of great nations that of the United  States is the most senseless, corrupt and  inefficient, and   that  of   England   the  least.   That there is anything discreditable in a change of allegiance from the  one country to the other,  according to  interest or taste���or for that matter from  any country to any other���is  a proposition of such monstrous  unreason that it  could win assent from nobody but a malicious idiot or a patriot.���'Frisco Examiner.  A HEVOLUTIOX  IS PJiNI)IN<"r..  Mr. Tennyson says" that while there  has undoubtedly been a great deal of  sickness and suffering- in that country,  more especially on the Edmonton trail.  he is satisfied that a good deal of it was  due to the ignorance of conditions, unfitness for the life and neg-lect of proper  care of themselves on the part of many.  He returns to civilization in perfect  health himself, stronger and better in  every way for his trip, and having- lost  only what he could afford to lose���10  pounds of superfluous avoirdupois  He met some strang-e characters in  the north, some of them being- men of  whom probably no one in the outer  world has any knowledg-e of their existence. One such man is a mulatto,nam-  ed C. B. Smith, who has been camped on  a river bar back of Dease lake for the  past 42 years. No man knows just how  much this man Smith is taking out, hut  the digging's evidently pay, as he has  always enoug'h dust to obtain all the  comforts of life to be had in that country. Mr. Tennyson spent a night in  Smith's cabin, and found him a most  unique and interesting-individual. In  speaking* of his brother, whom he has  not seen for forty years, but of whom  he is very proud, because "he is nearly  white," Smith offered to Tennyson a  letter of introduction, whom he described as "a perfect g-entleman of pleasing-  personality and irridescent idiocyncra-  cies." As Smith could only give his  address as "North America, near Men  treal," it is probable that Mr. Tennyson  will never have the felicity, of meeting  the distinguished individual.  Mr. Tennyson states that there is a  man at a point about 70 miles from  Dease Post, who for many years has  been working'a hill claim all alone. He  lives like a hermit and will converse  with no one. He has tunneled into the  hill the astounding distance of 2,500  feet and has apparently g*ot some very  rich dirt. Some three years ago this  man was in Victoria, where he spent  money like water for a few months, living- on the best in the land. No one  ever found out who he was or where he  came from, and one day he silently disappeared and left no trace behind. As  soon as he has' got another well filled  sack he will probably pay Victoria another visit, but whether his identity  will ever become known seems doubtful.���Victoria Globe.  This is the season  when it makes the  house very uncomfortable to do  much eooking. It  is also, difficult to  get a  good  of meat to cook.  Fresh canned meats  are always the best  in hot weather; less  troublesome a -n d  more palatable. We  also have a choice  line of picnic goods.  In Footwenr you will find the  I test���cspi-e 1 ii ll.v in Ladies' and  Misses'tfoods lor Summer wenr  ATHOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  Hunter Bros.  .��� ���  Wholesale and Eetail Dealers in  Groceries, Dry Goods,  MEN'S FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE, CARPETS,  BOOTS & SHOES, TINWARE, LINOLEUMS,  HATS & CAPS, CROCKERY, WINDOW  SHADES, CLOTHING.  We carry the best lines that money can buy,  and,   buying- in large quantities, save you the extra profit,  Sandon       Rossland Green wooa  Grand Forks  Cnolditch & Co.,  Twitching  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  The Daily Scab and the Daily Dynamiter are the nicknames g*iven by a  cruel public to the press of Nelson.  SLOCAN   ORE   SHIP3IEXTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 189S,  17,994 tons. January 1st, 1899, to  August 19:  Week.    Total  Indicate eyestrain  The slightest hint  of it should not be  neorlected.  e  We test eyes free of  charge, and recommend glasses only  when absolutely necessary. Eyes tested night or dav.  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptlv attended to.  HENRY STEGE, -        -        -       -     *��� - ��� Proprietor.  All work Guaranteed.  LOCATIONS.  Aug-ust 16.���Georgette,Duncan river,  A Goudroux, M Fortien, WA Abbott.  Mountain Chief, Meadow cr, J Brig-htou  and J McVeig'h. Hard Fraction, same,  John Kelly J McKenna and J Campbell. Starlight, same, J Kelly and J  Billing's. Summit,01ympia,Homestake,  and Great Northern, Houser cr, F H  Harper. C P R, same, J P Mahoney,  K & S, same, R N Barnard. Leila,same.  J B Anderson. Ongiana. Little Glacier  creek, J Anderson" Fov, same, Ii R  Stovel. Early Bird, Woodbury cr, C H  Green. Gallia, Copper cr, C Leblanc.  Hutetia, Copper cr, A Hallet.  17���Cloudburst and Dixie, Woodburv  cr, C F Caldwell. No 2 and No 5, same,  C C Poyntz. No 3, same, F D Crome.  No 4, same, A Johnson. Elgiu Chief  No 2, Glacier cr, S Swanson and J  Sherwood. Elgin Chief No 1, same,  same.  18���Hilda, Beartrap cr, T Duffy.  19���Atlantic, Sawyer cr, J P Sawyer.  Alki Fraction, Kootenay lake, A O Egbert. Jack, Woodbury or, ME Young*.  Sanford, Kaslo cr, same. Bob, Woodbury creek, M Murcheson. Teutonic,  Davis cr, A McKenzie and T Brown.  ASSESSMENTS.  August 16���Silver Queen,Silver Queen  Fraction, Maggie, Elsie, Monitor, Main  lander, Chicora, Chippawa, Niagara,  Cornwall, Bump and Fraser. 17���Rebel,  Alberta No 2, David, Herbert, Elia and  Chief. 18���Lucky Boy, Paystreak and  Extension of Any. 19���Congress,Joker  and Derby. 21���Comber, Great Western, Silver King, Silver Queen, Yukon,  26 to 1, Southern Cross and Park Region. 22���Sideline by Sunderhill, Rus-  ler, Victor, Horsefly,Waverley.Vernon,  New Chummy, Hill Top, Noble Friend,  16 to 1 for four years and Lakeview.  23���Lakeside, Silver Leaf,Knobhill and  Kootenay Star.  TRANSFERS.  August 21���Protest against any sale  or deal on the Butte Fraction. Florence  L, *>, Angus   Mclnnes  to Florence  Mc- j old process of developing a mine and re-  *mi0's- -j ducing the ore this would be an impossi-  2*2���Colonial A, J G Ross to J J Reel,     j bility,   but  the electric   process  which.  | extracts   the   metal   in    the   first   run |    ! through the  furnace  will   render  it an i  T     ,  ,            -  -,,       .   ,    , .              . j easv   matter   tu accomplish tliis feat���i  In uetence  ot  Mr.   Astor s change, of!,.    ,   ,, ;  ��� ,                i     ii    ���           -i      ��� i "   i    I Sault Star. !  residence  and   allegiance   it might   be ;    urged (if one had the hardihood) that in  his native country there  is   no adequate  protection of  human   life���the  primary  purpose  of government.    More  human  beings  are criminally   killed  year in the United States than have died  in any modern battle. In England murder is punished, and is therefore seldom  committed. In the United States, suspected persons, frequently innocent, are  put to death 1>3* their neighbors with impunity, and in one large section of the  country it is customary to mutilate the  victim before killing him, to burn him  with red hot irons, to tear his flesh from  him in strips arid afterwards to carry  away portions of the body as souvenirs.  In England lynching is unknown.  In the New York Engineering & Mining Journal the assertion is made that it  takes three years' time and $750,000 expenditure to put a copper mine on a  dividend-paying basis. This may be  true of all the Michigan, Lake Superior  mines, but copper mining, like all other  industries, is undergoing a process of  evolution,and certain properties recently  opened in Ontario will be worked according to-the most modern methods  and with the latest invented and perfected machinery.  The mines alluded to in   the E. & M.  Journal require to  have shafts  sunk to  the depth  of  many  hundreds, perhaps  thousands, of feet into  the earth before  they strike "pay  dirt," and   very costly  snd cumbersome   machinery   must   be  purchased   and   installed   for   hoisting  purposes.     On    the   contrary,   mining  properties in Ontario, now in process  of  development,  show hundreds of   thousands of  tons of rich   ore  now in sight  which needs only  to  be quarried  out.  Add to this advantage  the  fact  that a  process for extracting oxidized   nickel  direct from the ore has  been invented  and patented by Prof. Antoine Graf, who  is now engaged in building a battery of  his electro-chemical furnaces at the Mt.  Nickel mine, about four miles from Sudbury, Ont.,'(which is one of the Great  Lakes Copper Company's properties) and  it is self-evident that a revolution in the  copper, mining industry   is  really   impending.  The Great Lakes Copper Co., organized  a short time ago will, without a doubt,  ship metal to market within ninety days  of the date of organization and be a dividend payer  within  a year.    Under  the  Payne    Last Chance   Slocan Star   Sapphire   Coin   Ajax    Sovereign   Reco   Ivanhoe    Treasure Vault.  Trade Dollar...  Liberty Hill ���  Madison   Wonderful   American Boy.  Idaho Minus....  Queen Bess.   Wild Goose ���  Monitor   Whitewater ���  Jackson   Bell   Wellington   Antoine   Rambler   Dardanelles   Great Wesu-rn .  Bosun '..  Marion   Canella   FinpHtv."   Va.icuuver...  Wakefield....  Emily Edith..  Comstock   Noonday   Enterprise   Tamarac   Black Prince.  ���lo  5,371  2.2-15  5-lS  33  lo  40  2(1  180  Hi)  112  5(i  3  lo  28  20  (500  1.111  15  260  2.012  580  30  11  (15  401  UK I  48  510  20  3  3  320  580  00  120  400  710  20  20  Agent  for   the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  Q, W, GRIMMETT,  Jeweler arnid Optician,  Sandon,  P.A.nMnroes  NEW DENVER  General  Drayman, Ice,  Wood  Hav and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  La very and   Bait Stables,  /STSaddle horses and pack train at Ten Mile.  r uf Anne ra o n es {  PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVANCOUVER and  NELSON,   B.C. "?  Total tons.  00  17.118  One on the Old Lady.  A smart youth one day undertook to  air his superior knowledg-e at the expense of the family Bible in the presence  of his ag*ed mother, who was ironing-  Breaking* a long* silence in an abrupt  manner, he cried, "Oh, mother ! here's  a grammatical error in the Bible !" The  old lady," badly'flabbergasted, dropped  her iron and exclaimed, '���Kill it,my son.  it's the very thing* that's been chewin'  up all the bookmarks."  Nesbitt has a line of musk melons that  only requires a test in order to prove  their excellent qualities.  Williams continues to sell fruit and  vegetables that are fresh and easy to  take.  E. B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting- a S'leeiiiliy.  SLOCAN   CITY. - - 13.  C.  ""H. D. CURTIS,  Mines;   Real   "Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton. ASSAYER.  Juicy  Beefsteaks  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  .your command at the  New Denver Meat Market.  Fresh Fish  From the Briney Deep,  Eggs&Buttei  from the plains of Western Canada, and  SAUSAGES  from New Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If you are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  Established 1805.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  SLOCAN  I  SANDON, B.C.  Mining Stocks bought and Sold.   General Agent  for Sloean Properties.        Promising-   Prospects For Sale.������  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against lire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietor)).  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  A*D DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &0.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  DR.  A.S, MARSHALL,.  Palma  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown, Plate and Bridge work.  Office. Broken Hill BIk.  Nelson.  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stales, General  Draying*. Teams meet all boats and  Trains. "  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  UNCI-E SAH IS  ROTTK.V.  MYSTEKIOOS MIN:  Bertram Tennyson, of London, '"ng*.,  a nephew of the lalt- pout laureate, and  in   every j a mining- expert,has been investigating* ;  various  properties  in   Cassiar,  in   the  vicinity of Dease lake,   in  the interests -  of a  British syndicate.    While having- ;  no  "-lowing* accounts of rich quart's or j  gTavel to relate, he is by no means dis- :  satisfied with the district from a mining j  standpoint. I  "The gold is there," says Mr. Tenny- j  son, "but capital must be spent in order j  to secure it. It is emphatically not a i  poor man's country. What is needed is j  a hydraulickingplant: with that and the i  liberal expenditure of money many of ���  The Condition of  Affairs  Does not affect the quality  of the liquid tonics at the  IVANHOE HOTEL, in  Sandon. If you do not  think so call in and ask  the landlord  .  As I employ onty  tlie   best   watchmakers, all work  is guaranteed. . .  Orders   bv    mail  receive our  prompt attention  Dick Orando,  for further information.  F.  In the United States, mobs of laborers  on strike are permitted to murder other  these properties  can  be made to pay  dividends."  G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  Good Advice  Can be given, taken and used without  spoiling it���just as. good after using as before���and it makes no difference how many  use it, it is good a1 ways.  The best ad vice we can give tho larnh />/��iv/a#��     law a/ac  customers of the Kootenays is to Uai,UU LfUVdr, c/Olv VICI.  ���-enil iwthe/rinail iji-d'er*.. mill to NELSON, B. C.  be sure to 8<;e our new Fall line,-* when they visit Nelson.

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