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The Ledge Feb 17, 1898

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 Volume V.   No. 20.  NEW DENVER, B.'C, FEBRUARY- 17, 1898.  Price, 82 00 Year  "**% .y^asqu^pade  If the'first', masquerade  ball given 'by  r the Kjnigjhts   of Pythias ilodge of ".New  ' Denver '���was ���*& success,  tire-second <ewre,  ; given. Monday night ���under the auspices  of the .order, ^vas the crowning effort.   'In  ��� every particular it tsuaiiipassed the former  ball, tfind itfeis is saying ..a qjreat deal ffor  that w^afihighlysucccssfiui event. Monday teveningi the floor twas better, arr  rangenaente better perfected, and carried  out; rtib.e.uestumeswere1>brighter, handsomer ��nd 'better puton;; the ladies w��re  more muiaerous and itheidancers all, .entered amto the spirit .��fzfche occasioH:and  contributed to the gaiety of the evening.  Somae .very pretty costumes were worn  by tine Hailies and many surprises were  furnished by them, fouUiaken as a winkle,  the ^eoLtlemen were better costumed and  the chacacters better .taken.  ...Mrs. Watson as die-"Gipsy Queen"  carried .off the honors, for the best lady's  costume, and for the gentlemen hoaiors  were even between JV1. D. Walker .as a  Torradore (Spanish bull fighter) and F.  B. Jeffery, in the dhauacter of George  Washington. Wm. Bouch, as policeman,  and Ted.Eytori, as a/British man-o'-war  tar, wens good impersonators, and aated  the characters welL .Many other t��os-  tumes worn were w<wthy- of note.  About 40 couples were present in costume *nd half as ciany as spectators.  At 9 o'clock the giand march took place  and from that time uaitiLthe early m<9rn-  ing houjie the dancers , tripped the light  fantastierto the excellent music furnished  by Pro! Millward's ���. orchestra of four  pieces. Supper wasaervedin the dining  ��� room of Hotel Sloean..  fellowship and  second venture.  'regatta affid'drSlling  tike card.  join   her  -in   this   he.T  Races of 'dll sorXs, .a  content-are all on  AROtrNT)    KETTtK   "HIVKK.  A nurawig-'idistrict whiuh was never  boomed tuidpof which Jittteis known is*  that surrounding the raaaia Kettle ri ver  aborit SO iiriiles above Rock creek. The  mineral} iinidications warrant'the conclusion thatr this dis*��-ict'\vi]lt3,ke rank  among it he ��' wider kmown mineral regions of-scaithern Yale. The development wo*k already doae has proves^  that itheKC' are ores iiu iquantitv aaisdj  quality. /The shaft <mi the Belcher iaaf  thi�� (district, which is down 40 feet, is Ik  i tw�� feet of-solid ore, encased^ another  two ��eet of >ore matter Assays yielded!  from *lil!$o $22 in gseUft^they also eon-'  taimed. copper values. Theviein on the,'  Belcher has been strapped.! for a consid  ecaMe> distanced  j in costume:  Mrs. Eiiher, School Girl.  Miss Anderson, Queen ofi Hearts.  Miss Naayocks, Casaubra.  MrB. Neebitt, Frost  Mrs. AVaison, Gipsy ��ueen.  .Mrs. McKay, Queen of Spades.  .\Miss Purwiance, Flower Girl.  AMrs. Nelson, Lady of the Tudor Period.;  JMrs. Emma Johnston, Flower Girl.  Mrs. Hoyl��� .Night. [  Mrs. Kenaedy, Hotel Waitress. j  '��� Miss Checfeitt,Doming  T.he.k8irver Dollar, a-property inJtifee;  | vicinity .61 the   Belcher, ha�� receiatily  been ibonded by an Euglnsh^syndicafce,;  ��� for.��8e?000., Five per.cent, vwas paid in;  cash.   Work will foe onesunned   on the;  Sifeer Dollar in a shasl-tirae.   A tunnel.  has'been nun in. on *be property for lo!  feet:; tthere is a well flenndd vein, 1KD��.  feet, arid the average -uassays g-ive tik*'  hi^Jiwalueinf $27 in go'iC  HEfX'/Jte    AND    THK    C.P.IJ,  What Was 'fJiiil f<��r the  "Narrow Yiaiiffe  R<)ti<lK   Hi   KooJenay.  The Anaconda 'Standard has?m interview with Carlos Warfield, private  secretary'to F. .Augus'i- Heinwrin which  he sfcatesjfche terms-of the recent .sale of  HeiMae'holdings in 'West Kootenay to  the ^Canadian Pacific Railway. All the  dispatches from Ottawa and Montreal  have conveyed the .information that the  par-chase . pwee wa�� $8Ofy���O0. It was;  statedf that Mr. Heinze wanted 81,250,-'  'W��, but accepted the lower figure when,  he found that the Canadian Pacific Rail-';  w^ya-oally meant to parallel his Hues.  Mr'.' War-field, however, says that the  ���Jarg.'er sum was paid .and that Mr..  JEfenttHi ��� retains /important holding's iki  Trailvdintrj.ct stiflfl.  It^is-the^Ganadian Pacific's intentiou,  iMr. Warfield .-states, aipon assumrag"  ^K)nti��<!>ll of the propertises to broaden itJae:  ig-au^e'of the Poad; which is at present,  <a .narrow-gauge, belwreen Trail .and  Rossland, and put iaa.a lead plant iini  connection wifch the ^present snseltimg'j  plattl. M. freight and?treatment rate oh  ���S8 .will be niado from Rossland t<9 Tiraiil,:  which; ������is-50 c#.nts lower than previous1  ���rates. jJft-is-aiso expected, Mr. Wanfield.  states, tJiat jfclhe Canadian Pacific will;;  buS'd.a road west frenh Robson thiKsugh,'  .the Bcundary couafltiy to  With !;this, completed, the Kooitena-y  ^rikiing^regiBin will have pretty thoroug'hi;  raiS.oonnections and;a vast miaeraJ ter-  THK   STICJKlXK-TKSmK   KOAD.  Men   nnd   Supplies    Itoinpr   I'usliert   Vot~  vrfti'i'l yrnv tin; Wk ���'CTHilcrlakinjj.  I?, D. Mann has n<5t lost much thru-  in ���coming- to the -coast to inaugurate  thivbuilding of the-'Stickine-Teslin lake'  railway, wliicli lie and his partner, Mr-.  Jfackeir^ie, have undertaken., -says the  Victoria Colonist. He will 'establish  offices >in both Vancouver and Victoria,  *uid,nush supplies up to 'irlenara jiu>t as  fast .��s the mnaterial* assd wen a��a be  shipped. A ���'hundred awd lifl^- men. and  eoitotinis AviffI be sent aheadnt once, for  one of the first tilings will be'the'feuild-  iing''of a sldjag-h road throug-h to STeslin  a'ltoyyhwill be opened up which will givei  ���the Canadian Pacific Railway smelter  ���dfl; the .business it<;an handle." '  ���-fiOocAN city   Diyrsios.  (IN    FRENCH  IOBBBK.  .& case iisjpending" of mucSi;  Tftiesfollowin^  iniiereat to iraining-ssften.   iThrougrh tike  'muidle<of the French Greek Company^  Following is a list oifitheiadies present j gromnd lies tfae bed ��df ifilie, creek, where-  the tfald workings were!.located ait the  time .ef the French ereelk-stampede in  1886. Mie company did iinot take this  grouaadmp, tfienking, aocfcloubt, nthat it  was worked oait, but <eocfined-ii;self to  the beneh lanSs on each .Side. Now F.  Vandallil, S. J.ffiaker aoad ?M. Black are  makiiag";a,pplieetion, each /for a leas<3 of  a plajaejr claim, the thi\ee. comprisivng'  these abajidonaid working*. The��com-  panv iiBitejided to send their; tailing^ on  to this ground,   and  wi!h\-contest. the  '.TEwKveiB-ien are.tern ployed em ffi&s; IBs-  adlsior .mine, aaafi;.a shipment ��<& ihigdi  giade-ore is to fee ���'���made in ifalae .near  liuture.  ivladames Ewans and Ceok,  ���Girle in Blue.  Miss Millwaard, Flower (Girl.  Mrs. De Mence, Peasant<Girl.  v' Mre. Willianas, Frost.  Mise Martha (Mson, Moiming Sltr.  The ^gentlemen   present   in   coetiune  were:  Augus McGillivsray, Chevalier.  J. A. Minto, Mae-quis de Hi&cy.  J. A. Strickland, ilncroyalile (EngEsh.)  Dan McKay, 17 Gentury P<|ge.  >P. Monroe, Irishman.  Wm. Bowch, Policeman.  SEd. Sbajmon, Snowshoer.  ^.as. EngEsh, Sir Gordon litoummond.  F. E. Shock, Brigand.  Si. McLean, 17th Century GiQsatlemae.  M. D. Walker, Torradore.  J. Angrignoo, Geo. Washingivoe.  J. Aylwin, Glievalier.  P. Wilkinson, School Girl.  W. J, Spaul, French Clown.  C. F. Kelson, Spanish Ghelvalkar loth  xCentury.  Hugh Nelson, Moor.  Ted Eyton, Man-o'-War Tar.  S. Brown, Admiral 16th Century.  Chae. Greenlee, Irish Cottni.  J. H. McKay, Squaw.  J. Todd, Swiss Gentleman.  Geo. Davis, Esquimaux.  Ed. Angriguon, 17th Century Gentleman.  Tom Aveison, Fool.  Rubs. Thompson, 16th Century Gentleman.  Mr. Nezbitt, Nigger Wench.  Jas. Currie, Cowboy.  J. B. Jeffrey, Geo. Washington.  Tr/o LittleUorant oliiie applications.  *fJhamht>r   of   Hinn*.  The Cksmmittee which iha��� in hand  ifiie matter- the fformation.gf a Cha��i-  laer of Mines for (British Collinnbia, ne-  ports that it is meetting with success lai  its. official efforts.   The eomoB'ittce has:  received maay replies from apncountry-j  miioing men, and fcom VietorJans, inti-j  maSing- that representatives  irom alii  over the Province ��rill attend the adjourned meefckig at tiie Hotel 'Vancouver <an Tuesday, Febeuary 15fch    It is  important thai this siioufd be kept in  mind,.and that ..there should be a teg- attendance.  .J. fT. ���Baauchesraetand Jas. Iiviagstone,  wswners'of the Alfeert mine, liave'dsneiSO  SseUoi tunnel w<wik. this winter -/Bnithe  ;prqperty, and hawe;.a car load^f .��ire iim  ��qght.  Several rnen are:a&>work on tiietGaim--  ��conian.;and ore ieibeing taken <sutifs.r  ���anothervfihipmeBt. :The returns fmma  59-tes^at^.pment touthe Nelson amelter^  iha.veibeenreceived.!'.but not given <*ut.  The Rainbow is looking fine. AM-ioal  Aait 'hae been etsak this winter, ;aa<il:  setteriil' tons of good ^shipping ore is .��u  the^duinp. The ledge,has been stripped  -48 Seet. .The ore is aaainly galenx, ��oa-  tairaing;4Bame copper..  TTJae Arlington mine, is going to be tke  greatest iin * this distnict. In the lower  woribiiigs.tihe footwaitt ihas been followed  for 3550 fsetiiand a eroe���t-o.ut is there being;  made of cthe main lead. The lead is  shown to<be over 30 feat \wide, containing very .'high grade oxe. In the upper  workings,, Ttoifeet above ithe lower, clean  ore is being i taken out ifrom a pays teak  more daan JZQ, inches in width.  lake, with posts estaWishea. at every 25  niikis, provisions for the accommodation  of ^travellers being- iaa,dea^'' theseeamps.  Permanent camps will^e established  on the Srxckine river formse ne��t winter  as   well as  this.    Throe   engineering-]  parties.'fere to go to wor!k at once, and;  jw.st as soon as the Kiie ii-s-locsteed 1,008[  men wJll be put to woi'k at the Glenona'  end, and  more  will  -be employed as  ���rapidly as possible.    Indeed, 4,0*00 men  ���will lie employed wbenever-vn.hing- is In  ���ffu'll swing.   A large number, no doubt,  'for smch a short .railway, but time is  tvalu��.ble  and  Mr. Manhiis fully con-  ���     iideuft of 'finishing- the contract before  PemtiiGton,!'' September 1, the .time agreed on with  *r"m+"*"*"'  the government,   Ke expects that between 250.000 and 800,000 tons of supplies will be put through "by means of  this road this year, For:the road itself it  will be one of the qurickest-ever built,for  when it is considered ;that the opening  of navigation on the Stickine is May 1,  itw/ill leave only 130'days for the building- of the railway, lor.as.'M'r. Mann says  .his motto is,  "A'l3tf��:niiles in 120 days.1'  Already orders for 'the   rolling stock  have been given, assd .are now in course  of being carried out.    Mr. Mackenzie is  looking- after the securing- of the rails,  and the plant for the prdliininary opera  ast CanaeJ*sn N��V/s.  XO  .OJPICION'   ON   IMK   STAK.  J  (Out   ��f   the   Frying   Van.  WHAT   SILVBRTON   WII>L    WO.  To the Editor of The Ledob.  The citizens of Silverton turned out  in force to-night as they were anxious  to show their loyalty on the coming- 24th  of May. The gathering was a most  representative one and was unanimous  in voting- that the best method of showing- that loyalty was by holding sports  and a reg-atta. A committee was speedily got together of some of the most  willing members, who have the management of the day in this case, and we  feel confident it will not be for want of  trying that the success of the day will  be dependant oh. This is :Silverton's  second: venture and the town is con-  fident of suecess. The Silvertonians  have on different occasions visited her  Sister cities and joined in their merrymakings, she aska therefore in confidence for their support and hopes her  sisters will extend  the hand of good  The naime of the westerji Crow's Xfcest  railway jfcerminue at the south end of  Kootenay .lake ha�� been ohang-ed frfiwn  Kalama to Kuskoaook,an Indian name,  signifying-  'End ��f  the lake."   The  change was made by the Kaslo & Sloean \  Railway Laod Coinpiany, the owners of  the fcownsite. who n��w have surveyors  there platting- it.   If there is anything  in a nune the jiew town ought to pros~-  per if fa survives the christening-.  The   Tail   Holt.  One of the promising properties on  Springer creek is the Tail Holt, situated near the well-known Howard Fraction. The character of the ore is much  the same as that of the Howard Fraction, and a well defined ledge is in the  face of the tunnel, which is now in a  distance of about 50 feet. The property  is owned by Wm. Ferguson of Brandon.  Byron J!sT. "White has denied the news  .that the fiilttish America (Corporation  liiad secured .-an option os. (the Sloean  Star. "Weiiaftenot been .approached  iby any one .connected with iihe syndicate and hawe jiat approaehedcthem," he  said. "There iie . absolutely jie deal on  for the sale ol [the property" 0>i course  Governor Mackintosh's peopleican buy  the Sloean Sfcar iif (hey have aioney  enotigh. We lta\v<e nothing- that js not  for ��ale if the, puSce is right. But I  assure you the story that the .ear-pora-  tion has an option oo the Sloean Star is  the product of some^uie's imaginatioM."  ���JJNSIVOBTff   DIVISION.  tions is already on the 'way by freight.  This will givesome idea of the promptness in carrying out the big- undertaking. Both Victoria and Vancouver will  benefit considerably by this road, as  large quantities of supplies will be purchased in both towns 'by the .contractors. Teams are to >be set at work  freighting up the Stickine, for part of  ithe contract is to furniffc transportation  from the mouth of the river. As soon  as .navigation opens steamers will be  run,up the Stickine, asnd   from Teslin  ilaiketo Dswson City, the steamers now  being- in course of construction iin the  east.  .JiOLLlMG- SPOOK I'UBLCIIASEB.  Gi;eat Falls, Mont., Feb. 4.���Negotiations -.were closed to-day whereby the  Canadian government contractors for  itheimewiKlondike line of railroad from  Teleg-raph creek to the south end of  Teslin lake purchased from the Great  Falls and Canada railway 80 miles of  narrow gauge rails, four locomotives  aiada number of cars to be used in the  construction and operation of the new  rotad. The work of construction will be  begun within 10 days and the entire  line (completed by June 1, at which time  the;Sflickine and Teslin rivers will be  open to navigation and afford the shortest rontte for reaching- the Alaska gold  fields.  A party consisting of eleven stalwart  men 5eft Chatham this week, on their  way 3o the Klondike.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce has  opened a branch bank at Dresden, Out.,  with Mr. R. T. Mussen as manager.  The Grand Trunk Railway is applying- to the Ottawa House for permission  to build an international bridge from  Windsor to Detroit.  Lieut.-Col. W. E. Hodgins, of the  Governor-General's Foot Guards, has  been appointed A. D. C." to His Excel-  lenc3r, Lord Aberdeen.  A report is current that Mr. John  Scriver, M.P. for Huntingdon-, has received the appointment of Lieutenant-  Governor of the North-West Territories.  It is reported that the Ottawa Government will propose a vote of ��50,000 in  the estimates, to prepare for the representation of Canada at the Paris exhibition in 1900.  Mrs. Cornelia Vian Poirier lias been  found guilty of the murder of her husband, Isidor Poirier, at St. Conute. a  small village in Quebec, which took  place last November.  This week has been a week of snow  storms and intense cold. At Toronto  the thermometers dropped to 10 degrees  below zero, at Montreal to 16 below,  and at'.Parry Sound 20 below was  touched.  The customs department at Ottawa  has received &t",000 from Mr. Davis the  collector at Dawson City. This makes  a total of S85,000 in duties received so  far from the Yukon, since navigation  opened in 1897.  J. A. Richardson, manag-er of the Imperial Bank at Ing-ersoll, was presented  by his friends with a sterling silver set  of plate worth .$700, on the occasion of  his removalLi!;o Montreal to take charge  of the Bank's branch there.  A dynamite explosion occurred in  Arnoldi's spar mine in Cantley, near  Ottawa, on Saturday last. About 17  men were at work in "the mine when the  explosion took place, injuring four men,  two of whom are in a serious condition  One of the priests, Father Anelair, had  a narrow escape from death. He had  gone into the presbytery to save some  of his books, but was so overcome by  the smoke that had :it not 'been for the  help of the firemen he would have perished. The Joss amounts to about  '$150,000 with ��100,000 insurance.  Mr. H. D. Fitzg-erald, a weli-knowii  farmer living on the Grantham side of  the new canal at St. Catherines, while  taking a short cut home across the  canal, about 11 o'clock Monday nig^ht,  fell through the thin ice, where the ice-  cutters had been a work during the  day, and was drowned. His body was  found a short distance from his home-  His father was a colonel in the British  army. His brother is manager of the  Dominion Bank at Guelph. He lived  with his mother and sister on the farm.  The Dominion Parliament was formally opened by the Governor-General!  on" Feb. 3rd. "The floor of the Senate-  Chamber presented a veiy brilliant appearance, crowded as it was with the  ''aioforc    c.  sisters, cousins and aunts" of the mem-  hers of parliament. The speech from  the throne contained the usual reference  to the material prosperity of the country and alluded to many" of the leading  questions such as the"favorable loan  floated by the Minister of Finance in  England, the denunciation of the German and Belgian treaties, etc., etc.  The JDoherty Organ - Factors- at Clinton, Out., was entirely destroyed by fire-,  this week.   This was the largest organ  factory in Canada.   The plant, machin-  eiy and everything- were consumed by  the    fiery   monster,     including    Mr.  Doherty's residence, which was situated  in the rear of the factory.   The loss is-  very heavy, and the insurance carried  amounts to only about ��30,000 or $40,-  000.   At a special meeting of the town  council it was decided to offer the company a loan of ��25,000 for 30 years without   interest.    The firm  accepted  the  offer.  .BOUNDARY   CHEEK.  A payment of ��20,000 .on the bond of  Ahe Little Phil mine at Ainsworth is reported to have been mad/) a fortnig-ht  3��-0.  Mining around Ainsworth is for the  Sresent confined to the No. 1, Tariff,  laek Diamond and Albion. The Black  Diamond is shipping- about 100 tons  daily to Pilot Bay.  Last week Guess Bros, assayed some  ore from the Enterprise mine in Long-  Lake camp, and the result was as follows : Gold values, $5,849.27 to the ton:  Silver, 1,861.28 ounces to the ton.  A riefc -strike has been made on the  Midnight claim, iaa Deadwood Camp.  This property is owned by the Mr.- W.  S. Fletcher. Two men are at work on  the claim.  A number of prospectors are making-  preparations ito explore the head waters  of the east fork of the North Nork of the  Kettle river this spring-, in hopes of  discovering free gold, which it is claimed is to be found in that district.  The Continental Binder Twine Works  in Brantford have been closed. It is  said that the Company is unable to do  business on account of the removal of  the duty and the competition of prison  labor. Some 70 hands have been thrown  out of work.  C. C. Field, one of the pioneers of  Eastern Ontario and prominent at one  time in Provincial politics, died at his  home in Coburg on Tuesday last. He  was born in Devonshire, Eng-., in 1830  and came to this country in 1835. to  Coburg, where his family settled.  There are prospects of a rate War  being waged between the C.P.R. and  the G. T. R. The C.P.R. has announc-1  ed a reductiod of the fare from Montreal I  to Toronto from $10.40 to 39, while a  G. T. R official says the .'are on the  G.T.R. for the same trip mav vet drop  to $5.  On Friday morning-, Feb. 4th, at about  one minute past 8 o'clock, James Alfred  Allison suffered the extreme penalty of  the law for his murder of Mrs. Anthony  Orr. The scaffold was erected in a  small shed in the yard of the Berlin jail.  The youthful murderer preserved his  calm and careless demeanor all through  to the end. Just before entering the  jail yard he gave Jailer Cook an envelope on which was written and signed by himself the following words : "I  am sorry for my crime. I did it out of  ill-will." I hope" those who I injured will  forgive me and that no one will turn  this up to my people. My sentence is  just and I hope God will have mercy  upon me."  FATAL    SHOOTING    ACCIDENT.  0OINOS  AT   VKVEV.  The Brandon &, Golden Crown company consented to accept the mining-  plant from the Ingersoll-Sergeant company. The greater portion of the plant  was' left at Anaconda, awaiting- the  the pleasure of the Golden Crown company. The Irigersoll eompam- has  accepted the terms offered by the Golden Crown.  The shaft on the Elmore, owned by  the Belcher Consolidated Mining Com-  VIII Hold  Carnlvrtl.  Rossland will bold a winter earnivai  for three days, commencing to-day. An  extensive prog-ram of sports has been  arranged and special rates seenred from  all points in Kootenay. A large attendance is anticipated and the carnival  made a thorough success.  Broke   His   Neck.  Last Wednesday, while assisting- to  put in some machinery at the Republic  mine, Grand Forks, a" workman named  Moore was accidentally killed by a  lever striking- him on the back, breaking- his back.  |    Messrs.  Cochran and Convath  came  j over from Rossland the end of last week  \ to examine the Bachelor group of claims  on Twelve Mile creek, owned  by C. McDonald and Campbell.    The experts are  here to invest a large sum  of English  capital, and speak very highly of the  value of Twelve Mile claims, * At   the  same time they looked up the Hamilton i  group, on  which development work is j  being pushed at present by the owners,  showing two fine large  ledges of high  grade silver ore in the tunnels.  The owners of Cosmos store and Hotel  Vevey are extending their wharf at  Vevey and raising it five feet above high  water to accommodate the steamer Sloean. They expect a great rush of business in another month, and will not be  caught napping.  pany, and situated near Christina lake,  is down a distance of 40 feet, and is  locking well, the entire bottom being in  rniueral. The ore is pvrrhotite, with a  little copper. The shaft is being- sunk  on a vein that is 60 feet wide, and the  outlook is promising.  The Albion last week commenced a  shipment'of 250 tons of ore to the Stevenson concentrator and the mine is  yielding probably 20 tons of ore per  day, carrying from 60 to 70 per cent,  lead and from 60 to 100 ounces of silver.  The north drift, in which the men are  now working, is in 95 feet on the vein  and the face of the drift has four feet of  fine ore.        Three   Miner*   llurteil.  In: a landslide at Quesnelle Forks,  Cariboo, last week, three miners, Wm.  Allen, Joe Rich and Alexander McLean,  were buried. The slide was 1,000 feet  wide, 800 f<><>t long and -25feet high.  An ice-bridge lias formed a little  below Auntsville, near Morrisburg,  Out., and large quantities of floating ice  have become jammed in so as to form a  regular dam, causing the water to rise  so rapidly that there is a likelihood of  considerable damage being done if the  cold weather continues. J  A party composed of ten men are  making preparations to leave Toronto  for the i ukon gold fields in a week or  so. They will carry a good stock of  provisions and other "necessaries for the  journey, in an ingeniously contrived  boat, which when turned upside down  chang-es into a strong sled with runners  and considerable carrying capacity.  A party of nine young Toronto men  left that city this week to find the proverbial "pot of gold at the end of the  rainbow," the end of the rainbow being  the Klondike. They are well-equipped  and have provisions'enough to last each  man 15 months. The route taken will  be by Edmonton The leader of the  party is James Montgomerv.  A fatal shooting-   accident occurred  at Summerside, opposite Port Moody,  says the Vancouver World, the victim  being a young trapper named Richard  Fraser.   It  seems  that  early  in  the  morning Fraser crossed the inlet from  Port Moody and a   woman who lives  near the shore at Summerside says she  saw him getting out of the boat and a  few seconds later heard  the report of a  g-un.    Fraser was later in the morning-  found on the wharf with a bullet in his  left  lung  and   his  right   hand  badlv  mangled by a bullet.   In the afternoon  he was  brought to the. citv and was  conscious when he reached the hospital.  Everything possible  was done for him,  but it was found that he  was fast sinking and later in the evening he died.  His partner, Fred.  Macg-owan, was in  the city and gave the particulars to the  police.   It is supposed that Fraser's gun  went off accidentally while he was get  ting out of the boat!   He was a  of Scotland.  ft*-  native  FATALtV    SHOT.  The sentence of death has been passed upon Tom Nulty, the 20-year-old  murderer of his three sisters and brother,  and he will be hanged on 20th of May  next. The Nultys are a strange famil'v  belonging to that class known as  ''jumpers." During the whole of the  trial very little emotion was shown by  any of the family. After the verdict  was rendered the old man asked the  High Constable for the axe, with which  the frightful crime was committed, as  he needed it.  St. Jean Baptiste church, Montreal,  one of the finest Roman Catholic  churches in the city, together with the  adjoining chapel and presbytery, were  burned   early   on   Saturday morning-.  A prospector named Wynn was probably fatally shot at Eureka camp.Grand  Forks, last Wednesday by Dick Frizzel.  Frizzel and Wynn were in a house of  ill fame when they got into an altercation and Frizzel "drawing- his revolver  shot Wynn, inflicting- a terrible wound.  The wounded man was taken to the  hospital .at Eureka where his wound  was dressed bv Dr. Manlv.  Complain    of   DigcrfminKtion;  ������:# ���  Montreal, t*rv/��ec, Feb. ".���Canadian  Pacific officials have been notified from  Washington that the bid of that road  for transportation of reindeer for the  United States war department had been  rejected, and the contract awarded to  the Pennsylvania railroad, notwithstanding the Canadian Pacific bid was  81,300 lower. The railway officials feel  that the railway company is being dis-  crihated against on account of its being  a foreign concern. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 17, 1898.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION  RATES:  Three months   Six         "           Twelve  ','          :.....  T HKEE YEARS   .. .-���? .75  ... 1.25  ...  2.0()  ... 5.00  Transient Advertising, 25  cents per line  first in  sertioii, 10 cents y>er line subsequent  insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every partof 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 in. this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TBURSDAF, FEBRUARY 17.  1898.  T HE EDITOK'S SPARK MOMENTS.  A mint would advertise Canada  throughout the world, yet our legislators are so slow about it that we expect to be wearing wings before  anything is done in the matter.  The New Denver route to Cariboo  Creek, Lardeau, Springer Creek and  other rich mineral districts is always  open, and tenderfeet can get into  them without a guide or frost bites.  The Klondike rush still keeps up,  and the crop of victims steadily increases. Some provision should be  made for bringing back the destitute,  as the walking is extremely chequered.    J. A: Turner, son of the Premier ot  B. C, is said to have won first prize  in an Old Country puzzle contest. If  he is good at puzzles perhaps he can  tell us how many votes his dad will  get next summer.  The booklet recently issued by the  Reco Mining Co. is superior to any:  thing of the kind yet issued in Kootenay. Its beautiful engravings and  artistic completeness commend it to  all intelligent mining people.  Many of the dudes now rushing  north would make a strong protest if  they had to saw wood for a living.  Still, .as compared with the hardships  of a journay over, Klondike trails, it is  . like sleeping in a feather bed and  dreaming of a picnic in Paradise.  If Canada's representative's at  Ottawa continue to give away the people's land in three million acre  patches, it will not be long before the  Dominion will be full of white slaves,  or else there will be a revolution that  will change the aspect of affairs.  private corporation secured control  of the coal fields of the Dominion and  in the other a corporation (and very  likely the same) gets control of the  gold fields.  The magnitude of these steals will  never be known, but in later years  when the Dominion is thoroughly in  the grasp of the gigantic corporations  now engaged in the nefarious business of euchering the government  out of the Canadian people's birthright, then may Canadians guess  to what extent the resources of their  Dominion have been given away.  The following will give some idea  of the great snap the McKenzie-Mann  company has got. In brief it appears  to amount to this: The government  builds the road, runs all the risk ot  the undertaking, and when in running order turns it over to the company, to which it also gives 25,000  acres per mile. An eastern Canadian  writer gives these particulars of the  deal:  The more that is learned of the details  of the agreement between the Federal  government and Messrs. Mann andMc-  Kenzie, relative to the construction of  the railway to the Yukon, the more indefensible appears to be the action of  the government. In the first place, the  contract has been awarded by private  arrangement without calling for tenders  in direct violation of the policy so  strongly advocated by the Liberals  when in opposition. The very same  men who a year or two ago were so  loud in condemning the expenditure of  public money without the previous  sanction of parliament are to-day guilty  of the offence against which they raised  such an outcry, and the very same  newspapers which attacken the Conservatives are to be found now vainly  endeavoring to draw nice distinctions  between what has been'and what is.  The terms of the contract itself are so  liberal as to draw tears from the eyes  of the snap seeker. Twenty-five thousand acres of the best gold mining land  in the Dominion, to be selected by the  construction company at its own discretion, go with every mile of road  which they build. Mr." Jennings, who  surveyed the route for the government  placed the outside cost of construction  at $25,000 per mile, so that in reality  Messrs. Mann & McKenzie have secured the right to purchase a big slice of  the Yukon gold fields at the nominal  price of a dollar an acre. Lest they  should be confounded with the ordinary  miner who earns his gold by the sweat  of his brow, and who pays a royalty of  10 per cent, on his product, a provision  has been made whereby Messrs. Mann-  arid Mackenzie shall pay only one per  cent, by way of royalty. In order to  prevent other people from worrying  Messrs. Mann and McKenzie by building through the Dalton Trail Pass,  which is the only other practical railway route over the mountain range, the  government has given them a five  year's monopoly���a monopoly infinitely  worse than the "monopolies which were  cursed on many a Liberal platform during the general election campaign. The  clause referring to this portion of the  arrangement, which has been omitted  in the summary of the agreement pub-  not a hypocrite. I meant it when I  promised, but I wasn't strong enough.  But, thank God, boys, I won at last.  I quit drink, and for nearly twenty-  six years I have not tasted a drop.  But I will not feel secure from a  drunkard's grave until my wife has  kissed my cheeks cold in death. I  am afraid of it yet. You should all  be afraid of it. Don't drink, boys.  Every drop you take means misery  for your poor mothers, and it is but  one step nearer ruin.   ,  MINES    OP   TRAIX.  the  government  press, is as  Miss Fraser, well known in the  literary world as Francis McNab, will  publish a book shortly in England,  entilted, "British Colbumbia for Settlers." Mrs. Fraser spent several  months in this province last year, and  as she isaladv of well-known ability,  this, her latest work, should find a  large and ready sale.  From the Vancouver World we  learn that the ice is breaking up on  Sloean lake, and that a miner was  nearly drowned by breaking through  it a short time ago. This is news to  us for we have never known Sloean  lake to freeze, although we have  watched it for years. The coast editor should quit drinking, and stop  writing fairy tales.  It is proposed by the Government  to compel prospectors to do assessment  work on a claim before it can be recorded. If instead of doing this a law  will be passed making it compulsory  to do such work upon all claims that  are re-locations the evil of re-staking  to escape assessment would be done  away. The first locator of a claim  needs all the encouragement and the  Government should favor him as  much as possible.  ished in  follows  "For five years from September 1,  1898, no line of railway shall be authorized by parliment to be constructed  from Lynn Canal or any point near the  international boundary line between  Canada and Alaska into the Yukon,  nor shall any aid in money or land be  granted to any other contractors for  this purpose."  Let it be thoroughly understood that  this is not a matter of the construction of a long line of railway over a new  country, where traffic returns are more  oi less"of the future. The road to be  built is only, 130 miles long, and the  traffic is.already being hauled over its  course by manual labor at an enormous  cost. The very first train which runs  will earn big money. Scores of companies were floated not looking for land  grants or subsidies which were willing  to build this road for the profits to be  made out of it. But for reasons that are  not at present capable o�� explanation  even by the more courageous of the  party papers, the business man has been  thrust aside while the omnivorous  magnate manipulates the ministers, and  receives something that no other, person' even dreamed to ask for. The  crookedness of the deal would not be so  exasperating if it were not accompanied  by the nauseating protestations of honesty with which it has been sought to  cover it up.  Whether parliament will interfere in  the interests of the people, who are  being buncoed out of a valuable possession, remains to be seen.  There are two shifts at work on the  Sovereign, the banner claim on Look-  but mountain. They are working on  No. 2 shaft, and will continue all winter.  They have three feet,of $37.50 ore in  the shaft at the point where they began  work, and it is improving as depth is  obtained.  Lieutenant-Governor Mcintosh stated that his company had decided to give  Trail a chance, and would put a hundred-foot test hole in the Golden Burley  on Lookout montain, Trail. If they are  able to secure satisfactory showings  they will purchase a controlling interest in the property. The Golden Bur-  ley, owned by "General Charles S.  Warren, Mr. Miller and others, has a  fine cropping of pyrrhotite ore several  feet in width and shows up well. Surface showings assay $8.  There is a deal on for the Union Mint,  a promising prospect three-fourths of a  mile from Trail on East Lookout. It is  owned by Miller etal,'and has a nice  showing of $20 to $30 ore.  The tunnel on the Red Point, on  Lookout mountain, is in 396 feet.  The largest mineral claim in existence is near Wan eta. The owner has  sold 14 quarters of the claim and has  some left.  The final papers in the Good Friday  sale were signed Monday and Col. Topping and Frank Hanna received then-  share of the first payment. The final  payment will be made June 1. The sale  was made at 10 cents per share. Col.  Topping reserved 40,000 shares, which  he proposes to hold until they are worth  SI each. The Good Fridav is now  working eighteen men, and Supt. Emil  Voight brought to Trail some very fine  ore from that property.  Col. Topping has sent a force of men  to Deer Park to work on the Trailite, a  claim three-fourths of a mile from that  town.  Steel & McDonald and others, owners  of the Black Tulip, at Deer Park, are  pushing work on the claim.  The Canadian Mutual Mining and  Development Co yesterday shipped 12  tons of lead ore to the Tacoma smelter,  from the Gladstone, a promising mine  on the Pend d'Orille. Assayer, ���J. H.  Spiking of Trail leaves Monday for  Tacoma to look after the returns.  James Redbaugh, Pat Cullen and J.  Robertson this week sold a half interest  in their claim, the Rob Rov, near Deer  Park, for $3,000.���Trail Creek News.  fcfcifcHi ��H'  ��nit teal  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     896,850.04  OFFICE,  HEAD  MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rotal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager:  Great Activity on Toad Mountain.  Never since the first discovery of  silver-bearing ore on Toad Mountain,  in 1886, has there been so much development work going on as at the present  time. It is estimated that [there is five  times as much work being done this  winter as last, and a number of very  promising claims are being developed  with the expectation that they will  shortly be added to the list of shipping  mines'! A number of sales of valuable  properties are now pending, and several have been reported.  JANUARY'S    OUTPUT.  Shipments of ore over the Kaslo &  Sloean railway during January were  more than double the amount of January a year ago, although that was considered a banner month at that time.  The following is last month's record:  Mines��� Pounds.  Payne  2,600,000  Whitewater  2,192,000  Lucky Jim  1'9!��'c^  Ruth......  1,480,000  Last Chance....  700,000  Montezuma  358,600  Reco..  320,000  Sloean Star  240,000  Queen Bess  200,000  Rambler  loO.OOO  Antoine ���  65-000  Xureka   ^6,500  Sovereign -- 40-000  Goodenough  *�� -ooo  Jackson Mines  52,592  Gibson.... ������ 32,000  Charleston......  30,000  Fidelity  30,000  Fountain Fraction   l."ft  Total.....  10,527,225  Of this splendid output, the following  shows the clearances at the port of  Kaslo : Gross pounds of ore, 7,516,200,  value $306,303; pounds of lead, 3,328,-  620, and ounces of silver, 418,536.  This ore was apportioned amongthe  different smelters as follows :  Everett  3.912,000  Pueblo              ��� ���  3.360,000  Pilot Bay -���  1,920,000  Aurora  43^  Kaslo ���  2?i-H5  Denver  320,000  Tacoma ;  150^000  Total. 10-527,225  The  shipments   for   January,   1897,  were :   Gross pounds of ore, 4,341,845,  valued at $277,656 ; containing 1,906,290  pounds of lead and 279,216 ounces of  silver.  k     DRISCOLL, C. E.,  I ominion & Provincial  La cd Survey or.  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.  H.T.BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required'  in my line.  TFL  Sloean City, B.C  T\R. A. S. MARS''~~L.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago '   W. S. Drewry  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twig a  New Denver, B.C.  SOBROWING MOTHEKS.  THE YUKON KA.U.VVAY l)KAI;,  Great as are Canada's resources,  unlimited as are her possibilities,  yet she cannot afford to be robbed of  her land and wealth; her loyal, subjects deprived ot their rights, and her  laws and law-making branches pol-  At the close ot a dinner recently  given in Cartersville, Ga., Sam.  Jones, the well-known evangelist,  made an address especially designed  for the young men of that section. He  said among other things:  There is nothing' I wish more than  to sec each one of you happy and successful in life. You are bright; young  men, and can make for yourselves a  future if* you will but try. I will tell  you my ideal of the greatest and best  young man. He is one who never  steps upon his mother's bleeding  heart. He is one who' loves and  obeys her, and who would yield his  life "before he would cause  her pain  To bear some people talk about furniture ��� it's not  strange, though,  when the quality  of that talked  about is taken into  consideration.  We like to luive our goods talked about.  We're not afraid of criticism.  We give you your money's worth.  We know what your critic ism will be.  We want always to merit it.  The ONLY, practical  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  ��2TRashdall &. Fauquier, Agents^   Q M. WOODWOJtTH,  M.A., LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Sloean City,'RC.  Newly opened in New Denver, is one  of comfort, luxury and ease. The  rooms are elegantly furnished, the  building hard-finished, the 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 bar. It  is too well'known.  HENRY STEGE, Prop'r  Tji    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon* v  Has ample accommodationsfor a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers,  John Buckle}', Prop.  AND  I'oing business on Sloean Lake.  WALKER BROS. & BAKER,  Xow    Kut'iiitui'tt Di'iiliM's and Slepairer.s  Denver's     JTiidertnkiTS and   Kmbalimirs.  X. !}.���We have the only practic.-il Undertaker  and Kniltaliner doini; lutsi'ncss in the Slocjin.  R.  E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE:SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  G  WILL1M & JOHNSON.  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Sloean City,  B O  1 i.ited by the pernicious practices and  corrupting influences of the scheming-'! I have asked you .here today so that  HoTELts op Kootenay  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  KSSflYEl^S OF B. G.  Start from VANCOUVER  I might be with you and tell you  these things. Boys, I want to tell  you three things you should not do.  You should not drink. Drink has  dragged down the best of our land,  and I grieve to say that so many of  our young men are in the grasp of  this terrible appetite. Twenty-five  years ago I lived in a little cottage  up on yonder hill, and nearly every  night I would go home to my wife  drunk. With tears in.her. eyes, she  would beg me not to do so agpin, and  I would promise, but that very night  I would go home drunker than be-  1 v difference is t^at in  one a | fore.   But it wasn't my fault.     I was  politicians and   corporation   knaves  who fatten off the  proceeds they are  enabled   to   filch   from   the    people  through the operation of the schemes  they,   by  missus^��� K0<Stornment aid,  are permitted trf'buvde^a the  people  with.    The  late deal   in connection  with the building of the proposed railroad to Teslin lake,   is,   according to  the   best obtainable information, as  bud a ph'ce of business for the Dominion as was the Crow's Nest deal.'  The onlv  1.  o.  VANCOUVER is the best outfitting point on the Coast; goods  considerably cheaper than in the  United States.  VANCOUVER is the liearestjport of departure to the Yukon District.  VANCOUVER is'the  terminus of the C. P.  Railwiiy.  whose steamers  will  start, from  Vancouver this sprint;.  All north-hound steamers call al VANCOUVER.  Direct, steamers to Yukon  ports have now  commenced to run from VANCOUVER.  VANCOUVER   is the  only Canadian  port  where passengers transfer direct from train  to steamer.  KLONDIKE is in Canada. Outfit in VANCOUVER and save 30 per cent. Customs  Out. v.'  T,, ��� W. GODFREY,  President Board of Trade. Vancouver, B. C.  pjOWAED WEST,  Assoc. R S Al. London, Eng-  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER,  Properties   examined    and   reported on  for  tending purchasers.  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel. ���    .  BRANDON & BARRETT  TIib ProsueGtors'Assay Offles  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each.... $1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver ���  2 00  Silver and Lead  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis) :  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead -... 4 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold, Silver and Copper  3 00  Platinum  5 00  Mercury.  2 00  Iron or Manganese.  2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each  2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and   percentage of  Coke, if Coking  Coal)  0  Terms: '.Cash With .Sample.  June 20th. ]��>:>.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory,  vue ave. New Denver. B C.  .  Bellc-  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  F. W. GROVES,  CIAME, and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface ana  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.     Kaslo, B.C  of  all   kinds,   call  writ*  Bkk.  W.F Jeetzel & Co  9  DRUGGISTS, Mol��on,B.C.  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand.  eie^s  Will find the  WANTED���  Industrious Men of Character.  THE LINSCOTT Cu.M��.AN"Jf  TORONTO.     "  Airlihgton fiotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  i  GETHING & HENDERSON, Proprietors. Fifth Year.  THE LEJDttE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 17, 1898.  TOU'SE   JUST   A   I.ITTL.E   NIGGER.  Dey aint no use o' cryiu'.now,  So niggy go to sleep;  Dey aint no use o' fussin',  Nigger babies muscn't weep.  We aint got all de comforts,  Like de white folks rich an' fine,  You'se jes' a little'nigger'  Still you'se mine, all mine.  CHOKUS.  You'se jes' a little nigger  Still you'se mine, all mine,  An' when you rolls yer great big eyes  Why how dey shine,  Your mammy loves you dearly,  An' will all time,  You'se jes' a little nigger,  Still you'se mine, all mine.  You aint got silks and satins  Fur me to wrap you in,  You aint got any silver spoon,  Dis yer one's made o' tin;  But when de spring time comes aroun'  De birds an' beeses too,  Will sing, an' all de flowers  In de woods will bloom for you.  Pu'haps you don't amount to much  But niggy jes' de same,  Some day among de cullud folks  You'll nab a great big name  Of_co'se some of de white tolks think  Dat somehow you won't do,  But baby trust de Lordy  An' he'll sho' take care of you.  De sunshine from de he'bens  An' do fallin' of de rain.  Am 'tended for de white folks  An' de black one's jes' de same.  De very sweetes' melon sometimes  Has ae greenes' rine,  You'se jes' a little nigger  Still you'se mine, all mine.  Paul Dresser, in Ev'ry Mouth.  KEEr   A-GOIN'.  If you strike a thorn, or rose,  Keepa-goin'!  If it halls, or if it snows,  Keep a-goin'!  'Taint no use to sit an'whine  When the fish ain't on your line  Bait your hook an' keep a-tryin���  Keep agoin'!  When the weather kills your crop,  Keep a-goin'!  When you tumble from the toi>,  Keep a-goin' !  S'nose you're out o' every dime ;  Oittin' broke ain't any crime:  Tell the world you're feelin' fine-  Keep a-goin'!  When it looks like all is up,  Keep a-goin'!  Drain the sweetness from the cup.  Keen a-goin'!  See the wild birds on the wing,  Hear the bells that sweetly ring,  When you feel like singin' sing���  Keepa-goin'! r  ���Frank L. Stanton.  IF   I   KNEW.  If I knew the box where the smiles are kept  No matter how large the key  Or strong the bolt, I would try so hard���  Twonid open. I know, for me.  Then over the land and sea broadcast  I'd scatter the smiles to play,  That the children faces might hold them fast  For many and many a day.     ,  If I knew a box that was large enough  To hold all the frowns I meet,  I would try to gather them' every one,  From nursery,' school and street.  Then, folding and holding, I'd pack them in  And turn the monster key;  I'd hire a giant to drop the box  To the depth of the deep, deep sea,  ���Dora Sexton.  TENNYSON'S DEVOTED WIFE.  In 1830, on a path in a wood at Som-  ersby, Tennyson came unexpectedly  upon a slender, beautiful g-irl of 17 and  impulsively said to her: "Are you a  dryad or an oread wandering- here?"  Six years later he met Emily Sellwood  again, and on the occasion of the marriage of his brother Charles to her  young-er sister. The friendship ripened  into love, and in summer their marriage  took place,says the Atlantic Monthly.  Of his wife Tennyson said, manv  years later, "The peace of God came  Into my life before the altar when I  , wedded her." Of this marriage the son  writes: "It was she avIio became mv  father's adviser in literary matters. 'I  am proud of her intellect,' he wrote.  With her he always discussed what he  was working at; she transcribed his  poems; to her, and to no one else, he  referred for a final criticism before publishing. She, with her tender, spiritual  nature,', and instinctive nobilitv of  thought, was always by his side, a  ready, cheerful, courageous, wise, and  'sympathetic counselor.' It .was she who  studded his sensitive spirit from tliean-  novances and trials or life, answering  example), the innumerable letters  no  [tor  ic'dressed to him  lorld."   ���_     _���   iUEKKEST     CHECK    EVER    DRAWN  from all parts of the  ' There is a citizen of Paris. Ky., who  seems to have as high an opinion of his  , wife as he ever 'had of her as a sweetheart. Some time ago she entered the  Agricultural Bank of Paris and presented  a check signed by her husband and payable to "Sweetest of the Sweet."  "Who is the Sweetest of the Sweet ?"  asked the bank officer.  "Please indorse--the check," said the  banker. The woman wrote her name  across the back of the piece of paper and  again handed it through the w^.-iow.  She was told that she must ukIoi-- il  just as it was drawn, and then she.wrote  "Sweetest of the Sweet" below her name.  Then the amount called for by the check,  $10, was handed to her. "  The check was fiamed and then hung  on the wall, where it still remains, a reminder that all romance of the Blue  Grass region has not yet died.  was granted. While they were on shore  they took a drop too much of whiskey,  and overstayed their time. When they  got on board again the captain ordered  them to have fifty strokes each as a  punishment for staying too long away.  As soon as the time came for them to  be punished, the Scotchman asked if he  could have a piece of canvas on his  back. His request was granted. The  Irishman was then asked what he  would have on his back.    He said :  "If you please, I will have the Scotchman on mjr back."  rffm  P?ckfr)2s Ff-orp Trfc  Aiottei- Uode oF Wrtc  Casey���Oi'll wurk no more fer thot  mon Dolan.  Mrs. Casey���An'phwy ?  Casey���Shure, 'tis on account av a  remark thot he made to me.  Mrs. Casev���Pliwat did he say ?  Casey���"��at," sez he, "ver discharged."  . . -V  In a sermon the other Sunday Rev.  Myron Reed of Denver said: "I am  popular with the hackmen of this city  because I am rapid at a funeral. I do  not want to freeze them to death."  She���Mr. Brown does not pay his wife  much attention.  He���No ; the only time lever heard  of his going out with her was once when  the gas exploded.  Peddler���Wouldn't you like some  mottoes for your house, mum? It's  very cheering to a husband to see a  nice motto on the wall when he comes  home.  Mrs. Dagg���You might sell me one if  you've got one that says, "Better Late  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Coraiskey Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.     Where   located:  On  the Galena Farm, adjoining the Peerless  mineral claim oi' the north.  T<AKE NOTICE that I. Francis J. O'Reilly of  1   Silverton, B. C, as agent for the Galena  Mines Ld, (Foreign) Free Miner's Certificate No.  7295 A., 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 1st day of February, i��9S.  FRANCIS T. O'F  REILLY.  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 Sloean. The weary and hungry  pilgrim 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 & GO.  TAKE NOTICE that I, F.  1   for W. H. Hell.var, Free  Humbolt   Mineral    Claim.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay district. Where located: On Four  Mile Creek, an extension of the Vancouver  No. 2.  S.  Andrews, agent    ..., Miner's Certificate  No. 4158 A, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to anply 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 5th day of Novomber. 3 897.  F. S. ANDREWS,  Agent for W. H. FTellyar.  Than Never."  A teacher had told a class of juvenile  pupils that Milton the poet was blind.  The next day she asked if any of them  could remember what Miltbn's greatest  affliction was. "Yes'm," replied one  little fellow, "he was a poet."  ���%�� '���        '. ���  A Kansas man who was married recently, has relatives, in St. Louis,  named Damm. At the wedding, among  the congratulatory missives read, was  a telegram from St. Louis, saying :  "Accept the congratulations of the  whole Damra family."  A Kentucky editor said silver buckles  on garters are becoming fashionable  and he hoped to see more of them. His  wife sued for a divorce, and the only  woman in town who had silver buckles  on her garters cowhided the poor editor  until he was as raAv as a potato.  . "Do you.like.poetry, Nellie ?"   "Yes,  George."   hWhat kind doyou like?"  "Well, whenever I see you walking I  admire the poetry of motion."  -^  Perry Patetic���All these great men is  just a bit nutty some way.  Wayworn Watson���What set you  thinkin' of that?  "Old Gladstone. Look how he goes  around choppin' wood when he don't  have to."   THE   OLD   MAN   AND    JIM.  Mammoth Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Mountain Chief, Carpenter Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg, agent  for John A. Finch, Free Miner's Certificate  No. 1674 A., Alfred W. MeCune, Free Miner's Certificate No. 61727 and George W. Hughes, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 6197.0, 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 13th day of January, 1898.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Badger State   Mineral Claim.  1  niiiiiii  OTEL SANDON,  ^   ^   ?ft   ^ft   ^   ^  HTHIS NEW HOUSE,  well equipped to accommodate  number of G-uests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Sloean, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  Has Steam Heat,  Electric Light and  every convenience for  the comfort of g-uests.  The house is . ....  Criifllo   Hooked    by   u   Mule  A traveler going  through  a sparsely  settled .'section   of   Canada,  come  to a  lonely cabin and, finding the door open,  went in.    Nobody  was  in   sight, but in  the center of the room  he saw a cradle  with  a baby lying iin it fast asleep.    It  was rocked back and forth  with great  regularity, and he  was puzzled to know  what kept it in motion.    On examination he found a stout cord  attached to a  nail driven in the side of the cradle and  passed through an auger hole in the side  of the house.    He   took up   the trail,  which led him into  a ravine where ..a  donkey was standing and  switching his  tail.   The mystery was explained.-   The  other end of the cord was attached to  the   donkey's   tail,    and   the   constant  switching kept the cradle in .motion'.    It  was an ingenious device on  the part of  the mother to keep her baby asleep while  she went off for a time.  A   Drop   Too    Much.  Old man never had much to say  'Centin' to Jim���  And Jim was the wildest boy he had���  And the old man jes* wrapped up in him !  Never heard him speak but once  Er twice in my life���and first time was  When the army broke out. and Jim he went,  .The old maii backln' him fer three months,  And all 'at I heard the old man say  Was, jes' as he turned to start away,  "Well, good-bye Jim.  Take keer of yourse'f I"  'Peared like he was more satisfied  'Jcs'lookin'at Jim,  And likin' him all to hisse'f. like, see ?  'Cause he was ies''wrapped up in him I  An' over and over I mind the day  The old man came round and stood in the way  While he was drilliu', a-watchin' Jim,  And down at the decpot a-hearin' him say,  "Well, good-bye, Jim,  Take keer of yourse'f!"  Never was nothin' about the farm  Disting'shed Jim;  Neighbors all ust to wonder why  The old man 'jieared .wrapped up in him ;  But when Cap. Bigglcr he writ Lack  'At Jim was the bravest boy we had  In the whole dern regiment, white or black,  And his lightin' good as his farmin' bad���  'At hi! had led1 with a bullet clean  Bored through'his thigh, and carried the flag,'  Through the bloodiest battle you ever seen,"-  The old man wound up a letter to him       ���',  'At Cap. read to us, at said, "Tell Jim Good-bye;  And take keer hisse'f!"  Jim come back jes'long enough  To take the whim  'At he would like to go back in ealvery���  n' the old man jes1 wrapped up in him !���  , Jim 'lowed he'd had such luck afore,  [ Guessed he'd tackle her three years more,  And the old man gave him a colt he'd raised  And follered him over to Camp Ben Wade,  And laid round for a week or so  Watchin'Jim on dress parade���  Til linally herid away, .  '      ���  And last ho heard whs the old man say.  '���Well, good-bye, Jim,  Take keer of yourse'f!"  ' Tnk the papers, the old man (lid,  j    A watchin' for Jim���  ���! Fully helicvin' he'd make his mark  |    Seine way���jes' wrapped up in him !  I And many ���'* time the word 'ud come  j 'At siirred him up b'ke the tap of a drum���  | At Petersburg, for instance, where  i Jim rud right into their cannons there,  i And Ink Vm and p'nted 'cm t'other way  And socked i: li unc to the boys in grav  As they skoolul for timber, and on ana  Jim a lieutenant, and one arm gone.  And the old man's words in his mind all day���  "Well, good bye, Jim,  Take keer of yourse'f!"  Think of a private, now, perhaps.  We'll say like Jim.  'At's chimb clean up to the shoulder-straps���  And the old man ji-s'- wrapped up in him !  Think of him with the war plum through,  And the yloriotis old Iied-white-und-bhic  A-laughiii'the news (i.nvn over Jim  And the oil.', inaii bemlhr over him,  The surgeon turnin' away with tears  'At hadn't leaked out for years and years ���  As the hand of the dy in' boy (dung to  His father's, the old voice in his ears.  '���Well, good-bye. Jim,  Take keer ot yourse'f '���"  James W. Riley.  Just received, a large consignment of  Men's, Youth's and Boys' Ready Made  Clothing. Prices compatible with the  present financial depression.  Bourse Bros.  Sandon, B.C.  with the old name, is  a large  Situated in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Near  the town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE That I, George Alexander, free  miner's certificate No. 74000, intend 00 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 4th day of January, 1898.  NOTICE.  TVTOTICE is hereby given that 90 days after date  Ia 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 Sloean Lake,Sloean Mining Division,  West Kootenay District, commencing at the  southwest post of A. M. Wilson's pre-emption,  thence running north 40 chains, thence running  . west to the Nakusp & Sloean Railway right of  way, thence running south along the line of the  Nakusp & Sloean Railway right of way tothe  northwest corner of the townsite of Rosebery,  thence east to the point of commencement, containing SOacres, more or less.  Dated, Nov. 28th, 1897.  A. M. BEATTIE.  Rosebery  The northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Sloean Lake.  Eosebery  Has the only safe harbor north of  Sloean City.  Rosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Sloean steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring  their families.  Rosebery  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.  Rosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Sloean.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Sloean, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Terms, �� cash; balance three and six.  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agen  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  in  rst=class  every respect  and has few equals in  the mountains of the  West.   The rates are  NOTICE  PITTS BROS., of Silverton, Three Forks and  Sondon, having assigned for the benefit of  their creditors, all accounts due the estate and  not paid forthwith will he proceeded against in  the courts fo~ recovery of 'same.  Signed- HOWARD CHAPMAN,  Assignee.  SCHEDULE.  Effective Nov. 32, 1897.  TO  $250  a day  $400  Its Central Location  and proximity to all  railroad depots make  it the headquarters  for   /lining  and Commercial  WESTBOUND.  P.M.    P.M.    P.M.  No.5 No.3 No.l  S-45 9:00.  5:00   2:00   10:00.  3:15   11:15.  Nos. 1 and 2  EASTBOUND.  P.M.    P.M.    P.M.  No.2 No.4 No.6  ..ROBSON ....8:00 2:30  ...TRAIL 7:00   12:55    1:15  ROSSLAND... 6:00   12:00m  connect with C.P.R. mam line  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  mornlngj making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains or  all points East or W est.  Uefore you travel get information from,  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It will save yon money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  H.. DOUGLAS, Agent.  H. M. MaoGregor,  Trav. Pass Agt,  Nelson,  or to E.  J. Coyle,  Dist.  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at Rob-  son.  Nos. 3 and 4 are local trains between Trail and  Rossland.  Nos. 5 and 0 arc local trains between Trail  and Robson. No. 6 connects with train No. 4  from Rossland.  All trains daily.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen. Supt.  k m  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  TIME CARD  JRA W. BLACK,  Proprietor.  during their visits to  the silver metropolis  of Canada.  Goods called  for & Delivered  ���ay  id'on-  Some time ago a Scotchman and an  Irishman asked for two days'leave-of  absence to g-o on shore.   Their request  IF YOU ARE ENERGETIC & STRONG  If you are above foolish picjudice against canvassing for a good book, write and get my proposition.   The information will cost nothing   .  I  have  put  hundreds of-men  in  the  wav of  making money: some of whom an: now rieh'    '   !  I can do good things for you, if you are honor- :  able and will work hard.  T. S. LIN'SCOTT, Toronto.  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 r  Linens, etc.    All  business cash 'on ���   ..'  deliver v.-  Work Bone on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT. Prop.  X'^-Rates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  '&&&&^  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 00 A.M. Kaslo  "   8 3fi '- South Fork  '���   0 30 " Sproule's  "   9 51 " Whitewater  '��� 10 03 ���' Bear Lake "  " 10 18 " McGuigan ',;  "10 38 " Cody Junction "  Arr. 10 50 " Sandon Leave  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic AIngr.  GEO. F,  Arrive, 3 50 P.AI  3 15 "  2 15 "  ;,        2 00 u  1 48 "���  '.���       1 33 "  1 12 "  1 00 "  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  ��� and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Sloean  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  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  COPELAND,  Superintendent  railroad and steamship tickets to  points,  appiv to  CAMPBELL,      " Agent, Sandon.  For cheap  and from all  s.  Leave.  9:20 a.m.  12:00 "  8:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  AKRlVE.  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.  California. Allan.Line..  Parisian. "  Giirthuginiim li  Labrador .Dominion Line.  Vancouver. ���'  From .Montreal  INTERNATIONAL      NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,   LTD.  From New York  Lam offering special  inducements to  ���  my patrons in  OTEL VEVEY  Dining Room and Bar.    First-  class in every respect.   Rooms  well furnished. > Trail open to  Ten  and Twelve.;-]tfi^.:.;creeksi -'!  Pack and Saddle Ariinialsio liir*.'.-;..-  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  'Vevey, Sloean Lake, B.C.  Unibria,Cunard Line    Ktruria "     Campania.      ������     Majestic, White Star Line    Teutonic '���     ���   ���  St. Pan I, American  Line    St. Louis. . ������      .        State of Nebraska, Allan State Line    Sout.hwa.rk. Red Star Line    Noordlaml. ������     Cabin .-r-l'i. ������-:>'), .-CO, TOsS'tand upwards.  Intermediate ^.'10 and upwards.  Steerage >:2!>.5ti and upwards.  Passengers   Ticketed   through  t<> all noinis in  Great Britain  or Ireland, and'at   Specially low  rates to all nans of the European Continent"  Prepaid Passages nrrang-cd from all points.  Apply to A. 0. McARTHUR.  C.P.R.   Aj.-cnt  Sandon, or  WILLIAM   STITT,  General Afrent,  C. P. R. Offices. Winnipeg  ta  On Kootenay Lake and It'ver.  Time Card in Effect   Oct.   1st.   1807.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile  Point with all  passei'.wi trains of theX. & F.S.R.R. to and from  iVorthjiort, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at   Lowest Rates and  Baggage cheeked to all United States Points.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson and way points.  5:45 a.m  Ar. Nortliport lL':l.r>  p.m.: Rossland 3:10 p  in.: Spokane, (i p.m .  Lv.   Nelson for Kaslo and way points. 4.45 p.m.  Lv. Spokane s a.m : Rossland. 10:20 a.m.:  Northporr, .1:50 a.m.  Do nut miss this opportunity  for our Worsteds, Serges,  Tweeds, Trouserings and  Overcoatings are the newest  and best in the Sloean country. Satisfaction guaranteed  or   money    refunded.  A. fl. Wilson,  ��� . . The Reliable Sloean Tailor.  Vf iUlawwa Blook, New Denver.  108  Bishopsjjate St.  [within!  The  British,,^01':ENG-  Columbia.  Review  "���Subscription. �����_'..to perannum  o    Brokers,    Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims, Mining   Engineers,  Assayers,  Journalist..* and others:���  BONNER'S FERRY and KOOTENAY RIVER  service.:  The Alberta awaits the arrival of rhe International before-leaving for Bonner's Ferry.    ���  Lv. Kaslo, Sat..4.(Kl,p. ni:.Ar. Boundary. Sun.  midnight: Aj. Bonner's Ferry. Snn.. ln.'to a.m.  Lv Bonner's Ferry, Sun.. 1 p.m.: Ar. Boundary, Sun., f> p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connecton tit Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving'Spokane 7.40 a.m.,  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  The last trip this season on the Bonner's Ferry  route will he on the 6th and 7th November after  which date the Bonner's Ferry service will be  discontinued.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'IMgT  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kanlo. B.C., Oct. 1;!����  B.  ���    Advertise in tli<;  only   representative  Kur���pe.    iA Good investment  b  C.  Review,    The  C.   .Journal    in  NOTICE.  \TOTICE is hereby given that ."0 days from date  -1-;, wf' Wl11 apply to the Stipendiarv Magistrate  of \Vost Kootenay for a license to "sell liquor at  retaiLatoiir hotel in Cariboo Citv, West Koote-  n*y, B C. CLEMENS & McDOl'CALD  CanbooCity. B. C, Feb. ">th,iKn,s. '���   -- ' THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, BC, FEBRUARY 17, 1898.  Fifth; J Year  MINING   RB0OR-DS,  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  -week in the several mining divisions of  the Sloean. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Fed 10���Ray, Howson creek, Geo Monson.  Feb V>���Cenhuir,   Four  Mile. M E Rammel-  meyer.  ASSESSMENTS.  Feb 10���Napier, Pelly, Rigaido.  Feb  14���Vancouver  Fraction,  Sincher,  Hill  Top, Katie D. Sarah B.  . CEUTIFICATK   OI-'   lMl'KOVEMENTS.  Feb 1(v���Inverness,  O K.  Hulton   Chief,  Pay  Rock.  Feb 14���Midnight Fraction.  TRANSFERS.  Feb 8���Mohawk },, J S McFarland to M E Ram-  melmver, Fell 5.  Power of attorney, J D iFarrell to N D Moore.  Jan 19.  Feb fi���Detroit, J D Farreli to Wm Hunter,  Pel) 0, *7;>o.  Feb 11���R E Lee, Duluth, Shuniah, all interest.  J L Retallack to Lorenzo Alexander, Feb 5.  Chambers, J M Burke to J L Retallack, Jan 18.  Feb 12���Loto h, A J Smith to Robt Cook, Jan 12-  Star i, C E Perry to W P Caddell, Jan 0, ��55.  Feb 14���Eagle Fraction 1/5, Chas McNicollto  V H Bartlett, Feb 12.  Mist J, B F MeNaught to F H Bartlett, Feb 12.  Ingefsoll. Chas Tunksto Willis F Cook and W  E Cropps, Jan 22.  Charles   Lowen,  Kelly,   Three   Forks;  Alamo Concentrator.  Silverton seems to have ig-nored the  announcement made some weeks ago  that New Denver would celebrate May  ���24th this year, and goes right ahead  making arrangements to celebrate the  day there. What's the matter with  Ro'sebery, Sloean City and Ten Mile ?  They, too, ought to get up a show for  the Qeen's day.  Following the 'important "news item"  in the Vancouver World, that the ice on  Sloean lake is filled with air holes comes  the equally important announcement in  the Seattle Post Intelligencer that on  investigating a charge that a Silverton  man had been buncoed in Seattle, it has  found there is no such town in British  Columbia as Silverton. Some editors  ought to be jailed for criminal ignorance.  A   F-U>   NOT   A   SUPERSTITION.  StOCAN    CITY    mVISlON.  THANSKEKS.  Peter Schonberg to Angus Me-  },  Frank   Sousci   to John  Oxberry i,  Andrew  Fkb.4��� lloodp i  Donald.  Feb 8--Portabella  Graham.  Feb !>���Two Friends and  Provost to Annie Provost.  True Blue, Mamie No 2, Transfer, Kingston,  Rainbow and Noonday, Wm Hicks to James M  Farreli.  Feb 10- Bulko J, Robt A Bradshaw to Jas  Melly, *313.50. '  Empire No 7 A. Sousei to Andrew Provost.  The interior of the building on Sixth  avenue, rented by St. Stephen's Mission,  Church of England, has been renovated  and arranged in, quite a churchly manner, and is  now  ready for holding services.   An excellent organ has been pur- j  chased, perhaps one of the very best ever \  brought into the Sloean, and it is ex-j  pected that the choir from Sandon Mis- \  sion will be present for 11 o'clock service j  on Sunday morning next.  I)ONT'    GO    TO    DAAVSON.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Feb 2���Ontario, E J Mathews.  Feu 8���Fourth of July, Monitor No 2.  ASSESSMENTS.  Feb 2���Good Luck, Bonita, Skylark,  Silver  Bell.  Feb 3���Iron King, Marble City, Tacoma.  Feb |4���Joke.  .   transfers.  Feb 3���Kootenay Queen 1/0, H P Heacock to  John R Reaves.  Sloean Chief No 10 1/6, same to same.  Kootenay Queen 1/fi, Herber Shaw to same.  Sloean Chief No 10 l/ti, same to same.  Feb 4���Bullion 1/6, Daniel Crawford to Agnes  Willey.  Mayflower 1/6 same to same.  Bullion 1/12, Agnes Willey to Geo E Martin.  Mayflower 1/12, same to same.  Feb 7���Working partnership agreement between H Abbott. J L G Abbott, E L Heathby.  Tim O'Leary re Kootenay, Monarch, Granite and  Vancouver.  Brooklyn |,EA McNaughton to J A Regan.  Silver King Fractional 1/0, Chas Behrman to E  Morvan..  Feb 8���Bryan J, John E McRae to J Y Kesler.  Mount Pleasant i, same to same.  Sioux City, Iowa.���On the strength of  a letter written to him from Alaska by  the wife of his friend, B. Ferguson,  Frank Vondrake of this city has abandoned his plan to seek wealth on the  Klondike. Mrs. Ferguson is a Bohemian, and the letter is written in her own  language. A translation furnished by  Vondrake runs as follows :  The majority are suffering and in  want here. Only the few are gathering fortunes. "Many will leave in  the spring with less money than  they brought with them. My husband and I are going to leave on the  first boat, which will arrive about  June 1. People are arriving every  clay. Sometimes 50 come in between dawn and dark. They report that thousands upon thousands  are waiting where food is cheaper  and that they will arrive on the  first boat. Contractors making contracts for next season on the basis of  $8 per day���just about enough to  live on. It is not as easy to grow  rich as the papers say.' Much of  the news is sent out by Klondike  boom speculators. By working for  others it is impossible to make much  and most of those who do well succeed by speculation. They buy  cheaply and sell at big prices during the booms.  I NEWS IN PLACE I  Geo. Taylor'left for the coast Wednesday morning.  The Slocan-Nelson road is blocked by  a snow slide, as well as the K. & S.  The mail to. Nelson still goes and  comes by way of Klondike���when the  trail is open.  'Harry Sherran has taken over the  Central Hotel and will run that favorite  house in the future.  Monday was St. Valentine's day and  the usual amount of hideous colored  pictures are floating about.  Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Delaney will leave  for Victoria this week, where Mr. Delaney  goes to have his fractured arm treated.  Divine service in the Presbyterian  church on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 7:15 p.m.  All are invited.   W. J. Booth, preacher.  A miner was killed on the north fork  of Carpenter creek this week by a snow  slide. Name unknown at present writing.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church on Sunday next. Morning at 11  and evening 7:15. Preacher R. N.  Powell.  A pack of wolves strayed into Sloean  City early one morning last week, and  the" inhabitants sought housetops to  avoid them.j  No train into Sandon from Kaslo  since Saturday, and no prospect of renewal of regular travel over the K. &  S. for some days.  The sures way to travel, if one must  travel, just now over the roads leading-  into the Sloean is via the toe-paths, with  good soleleather under foot  Another robbery was committed last  . Friday night. Tiie celler of the Grand  Central was broken into and two bottles  of Scotch whiskey carried away.  The snow on the low altitudes has  about disappeared and travel in the  mountains is becoming perilous. Snow  slides are dangerously numerous.  Mrs. C. G. Baker and children, wife of  Mr. Baker, of the firm of Walker Bros.  & Baker, arrived to-day from Napanee,  Ont., and New Denver^s population has  increased by six.  A report is current of questionable  origin that a pitch battle between the  Mounted Police and miners at Dawson  has taken place with the result that  many on both sides were killed.  The public debt of British Columbia  averages S29 per capita. Ontario has  none at all In Quebec the public debt,  notwithstanding the Mercier regime,  averages only $11.75 per capita.  R. O. Matheson has secured control of  the Silverton Silvertonian and promises  to give that town a 6-column folio  weekly paper, filled with news and good  stuff for the home and fireside.  Work on the Mollie Hughes, lately  purchased by local men, has already  developed a good showing of ore, running 200 ounces in silver. Before the  tunnel had been run more than 10 feet a  rich strike was made.  The William Hunter Company, L't'd,  is to be incorporated under the Joint  Stock Company's act, with a capital of  $100,000 in 10,000 shares at $10 each. It  will do a general merchandising business. The provisional directora are:  William Hunter, Silverton; Thomas  Henrj WilBon, Silverton; Duncan Mac-  Fbera>n, Alamo Concentrator; John T.  A   T1MBI.Y   WARNING.  The Skagway News of the 28th Jan.  says that "the rush from all parts of the  country is bringing into the territory  too many men without means, but who  are willing to work, as well as those  without means or inclination to labor.  We are reliably informed that there are  many men in the States who are throwing up good positions to join the great  rush to the 'Klondike. We regret to  hear this. No man who is making a  comfortable living for himself and  family is justified m abandoning a remunerative position in the hope of making a fortune in another land. It is,  unfortunately, only too true that  distance lends enchantment to the view.  By her in January horn  No gem save Garnets should be worn ;  They will insure her constancy,  True friendship and fidelity.  The February born will find  Sincerity and peace of mind  Freedom from passion and from care,  If they the Amethyst will wear.  Who on this world of ours their eyes  In March first open, shall be wise,  In days of peril firm and brave,  And wear a bloodstone to their grave.  She who from April dates her years  Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears  For vain repentance flow : this stone  Emblem of innocence is known.  Who first behold the light of day  In Spring's sweet flowery month of May,  And wears an Emerald all her life,  Shall be a loved and happy wife.  Who comes with Summer to this earth,  And owes to June her day of of birth,'  With ring of Agate on her hand  Can health, wealth and long life command.  The glowing Ruby should adorn  Those who in warm July are born;  Then will they be exempt and free  From love's doubts aud anxiety.  Wear a Sardonyx, or for thee  No conjugal felicity ;  The August-born without this stone,  'Tis said must live unloved and lone.  A maiden bom when Autumn leaves  Are rustling in September's breeze,  A Sapphire on her brow should bind���  'Twill cure diseases of the mind.  October's child is born for woe,  And life's vicissitudes must know ;  But lay an Opal on her breast,  And hope will lull those woes to rest.  Who first comes to this world below  With dreary November's fog and snow,  Should prize the Topaz's amber hue,  Emblem of friends and lovers true.  If cold December gave you birth���  The month of snow andiee and mirth���  Place on your hand a Turquoise blue,  Success will bless, whate'er you do.'  Consult the verses above and discover  what stone you may claim as a birth  stone, and then if you wish to be very  unique for a time and can afford a fad  of more or less expense purchase the  jewels in as much extravagance as good  taste will permit and never appear  without them. Make them contribute  to your personality, as Russell would  say, and give you pronounced individuality.  Of course, one must exercise judgment in adoping a fad that will affect  their good looks so materially, either by  enhancing or by detracting from them,  especially if one is unfortunate enough  to claim" an amethyst birth stone and  possesses a ruby stone complexion. If  complexion and stone are congenial,  however, and the purse not antagonistic, there is nothing more chic, and,  according to the jewellers of the city, a  number of the maidens and youthful  matrons are preparing to indulge in  the quaint, pretty conceit.  BACK   FROM   THE   KLONDIKE.  increase Your Business and Make Money  Full Prices.    Correct Selection  HANDLING  Ropes and Tags Furnished Free  Hides, Pelts, Wo ol,  TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.  Write.*- Circular giving Latest Market Prices  IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.  jas. McMillan & co.,Inc.  ' miSKeapolis  NO COMMISSIO  IRST AVE. NORTH.  CHAR   G  I  NN  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOilS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines &. Insurance.  Tint ili'-.V will send no  in.;re to thoT. Eaton Co  ��� fur Dry Goods and  Eurnishiuj,>s: as the  ���rood.* cost much more  ion landed in New  Denver; besides, they  are often old and shelf-  worn and they seldom  ��-et what they order.  But���  Different Here  Our'{roods arc new and  of the best quality; the  patterns are of the latest  designs, and, above all,  Our Prices are Right.  N B.���We arc offering a fine line of Ladies'  Jackets. Boys' and Meii's Overcoats and Pea-  Jackets below anything- ever before offered in  the Sloean. Call and examine our goods and  satisfy yourselves. '  MeLaehlan & McKay,  New Denver.  ''Tom Struekit's home !"   The tidings spread,  "He braved the Klondike snow.   ,  He left us poor; but now, instead.  He's got the stuff to blow!"  I sought the man whom, hearty, hale,  Old ties had much endeared.  I knew he had a wondrous tale���  A cool half million cleared.  I found him in an easy chair,  eyed!  How thin his hair !  SCURVY   BREAKS   OUT.  "In the shadow of death," says, E. H.  Welles of the 6,000 prospectorsiwho have  been wintering it about Dawson City.  Mr. Welles left that community about  the middle of December as the bearer of  the special government dispatches which  created such a furore on their publicity.  His information, therefore, may bejtaken  as accurate and reliable. He is an old  Alaskan, having penetrated the interior  a number of times in the service of various news agencies.  "Provisions were scarce when I left,"  lie said, ' 'but starvation threatened leas  than scurvy. Unsuitable food has  brought down this epidemic on the miners and they will suffer dreadfully, as in  that region it is more fatal th<��.n on shipboard."  '7  How gaunt and hollow e,  His cheek bones shone!  His face, how mummified!  His nose wa3 gone, and fingres four���  Both feet.   His skin, how seered !  But, ah. there is one item more���  A cool h-Uf million cleared.  "Oh, Tom !'! I cried, in pitying tones,  He doubled up in pain,  And rattled as he moved his bones,  And strove to speak in vain.  "Poor victim of the frozen north-  Nakusp, B. C.  J.R.&B.GameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing-  ���'������: in the : ���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the : ���  Tailor's    Ret.  SANDON, B  Has an Immense  Stock of    A ghastly smile appeared,  And from his fleshless lips  "A cold half million cleared.  lis fleshless lips came forth :  life,  h  "But, Tom, you're crippled now for  And while you were away  Your babe, your mother, and your wife  Passed to eternal day."  He blankly stared.   Our intercourse  Resulted as I feared.  He muttered in a whisper hoarse:  "A cool half million cleared."  ���Edwin Salim.  No  freezing  WOMAN'S   SMILE.  GOOD   FOR   MOKE   MILUONS.  g-ood  The famous Wild Horse Creek seems  for several more millions. The  Prospector of Fort Steele, says : "The  outlook for placer mining on the creek  during the coming season is exceptionally bright. The Invicta Company will  work a Targe number of men. The Nip  and Tuck Company is making arrangements to increase lits plant. A number  of leases of placer ground have been  made, and several new companies will  commence operations. Among the new  companies the Brewery Creek Placer  Mining Company are preparing to commence work at an early date. It is also  reported that the International Placer  Mining Company will resume opera- ]  tions as soon as the season opens, and j  the indications are that at least eight or j  ten placer mining companies willoper- j  ate on Wild Horse Creek and its tnbu- j  taries next summer. We learn from  many owners of quartz claims that it is  their intention to push the development  of their properties during the coming  summer, and we think that we can  safely sav that as soon as the railway  reaches Port Steele a large amount of  machinery will be placed on a number  of properties and thus insure the future  pf Wild Horse as a quartz mining and  producing district, as well as a great  olacer mining camp.  AI.I,   LITIGATION    SETTLED.  Oh, woman's smile, thou art wondrous strong,  More potent than the power of sweetest song.  For thee, all loves kneel and tremble,  Lest thou should woo, and yet dissemble.  For thee, proud warriors rush headlong to fate.  And learn thou't false, when 'tis too late.  For thee, stern kings would yield their crown,  And monarch barter world-wide renown.  For thee,cold tyrants would.sell their souls,  And grasping misers give up their gold.  Like drops of dew, on trembling rose,  Or, dying beam at day's soft; close,  Yet loud as peal from trump of fame,  Or. listing power of deathless name!  Oh, smile! for thee, would heroes die,  And mailed knights their courage try ;  For soft, approving glance to gain,  Hugged gladiators oft were slain ;  But, in this world of joy and tears,  Of hopes, and cares,.- nd restless fears,  There's nothing that life's hours beguile,  Like honest woman's loving smile.  J. M. Baltimore.  necessity   for  to death  if you have a few  dollars to invest in  this kind of stock.  Call in,  The prices will astonish you.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for  B. (J. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills.  ,  Dealers in  Wholesale and Retail  NOTICE.  Mr. H. L. Nicholson is no longer  in our employ-  Bourne Bros.  Nakusp, 12fch Feb., 1898.  When a modern youth becomes escon-  ced in a street car, the ladies discover that  he doeBn't belong to the rising generation.  NEW DENVER and SILVERTON.  Hardware,  Miners' Supplies,  Tin   and   Graniteware  Paints, Oils, Glass and Patty, Doors & Windows.  SLOGAN GSTY. B.C.  Silverton  Drug  Storey  Drugs  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry, Eg-gs, Etc  SHOPS AT  ALL IMPORTANT  KOOTENAY..  POINTS IN  ASSESSMENT    ACT:   AND  REVENUE   TAX  PROVINCIAL  ACT.  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  An Open Letter.  The British America Corporation has  just secured E. Haney's interets in the  Pack Train and Legal Tender mining-  claims on Nickle Plate flat. The conditions is said to be 825,000. A man by  the name of Dunlap, who held this property, died and Edward Haney relocated the ground. Phil. Aspinwall and  others also laid claim to it, and a lawsuit was the result. This deal includes  Haney's interest, and it is understood  will resxilt in settling- all litigation.  "However could,you think of falling in  love with Buch a homely fellow? His  figure is something awful." "Yee, but  he haa a lovelv one at the bank."  Camp, Feb. 1, 1898.  C. F. Nelson, Druggist, New  Denver:  Dear Sir: Allow me to  hereby express my sincere  appreciation of your kindness in having recommended  me to use FAX'S SARSAP-  ARILLA.  I have used many blood  purifiers, but never have I  met with anything so beneficial as Fax's Sarsaparilla.  I have only taken two bottles  yet and already feel like a  new man. By the time I  have taken the six bottles I  bought of you I will report  again.  Wishing you all success,  I remain,       ' Yours truly,    !  John S. N���-  N'  Nelson Division of West Kootenay  District.  OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance  with the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act, are now due for the year 1898. All the  above named taxes collectible within the Division of Nelson, West Kootenay District.  Assessment taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz:  If paid on or before. June 30th. 1898���  Three-fifths of one per cent, on real property.  Two and one-half per cent, on assesssd value  of wiid land.  One-half of one per cent, on  personal property.  On so ninch of the income of any per on as  exceeds one thou��and dollars the following:  rates, namely:    Upon   such excess of income when the same is not more than ten  thousand dollars, one per cent.: when such  excess is over ten thousand dollars and less  than twenty thousand dollars, one and one-  guarter of one per cent.;   when such excess  is over twenty thousand dollars, one and  one-half per cent,  paid after 1st July. 1898���  Pour-fifths of one per cent, on real propertr-  Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild  land.  Three-fourths of one per cent, on personal property.  On so much of the income of any person as  exceeds one thousand dollars, the following  rates, namely:   Upon such excess when the  same is not more than ten thousand dollars,  one and one-quarter of one percent.;  when  such excess is over ten thousand dollars and  less than twenty thousand dollars, one and  one-half of one']>er cent.;   when such excess  is over twenty thousand dollars, one and  three-quarters of one per cent.  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.<K, per capita  JOHN.  KEEN,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, Feb. ;>th, 1898.  R.O  Proprietor,  Silverton,  c.  If pa  Fo  J Sail   "Klojkdiki  Gold  Fields"   like   a whirl-  ind.    Prospwtui ��S &ent��, rrortk pi.    BJgr pay.  Capital an&eecteary.  B��ADMiY-6.WJH!Te��H <5oMFA-*T, Ijimlttd,  ���Toronto.  o  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Sloean 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 free 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.  Best Rooms  Offered to the public of New Denver  are to be found in the  Columbia House  Warm,   quiet   and   hard-finished   throughout.  Board by the day. wesek or month,  No Bar in connection.  Sixth St.. New Denvcr-  N. C. DINGMAN.  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  w.  D. MITCHELL  Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public  TboisoiliMltflioisoi  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sala    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of Ljindon, Eng.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Kafctisp,  Is a comfortable hotel for trayellerg  to stop at.  ��� :\  Mrs.


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