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 Volume V.   No.  19.  NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 10, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  ThS UattJeali-STocan  , Vancouver World.  The Sloean country lying- between  Arrowhead and Kootenay lakes has  forged ahead absolutely on the-merits  of its rich silver deposits, the output  and development demonstrating that  this is one of the richest silver and lead  producing- regions in the world. Considerable development is proceeding  and there are over 20 shipping mines,  which number will be increased at an  early date.  A very rich district in West Kootenay  that bids fair to become one of the large  producers of British Columbia is known  as Cariboo Creek, situated between  Nakusp and Robson, with easy access  to the C.P.R. Company's splendid line  ,of steamers running between Arrowhead and Trail daily and calling at  Burton City, the outlet and inlet of all  mines in the district. The new discoveries are attracting much attention  and it is a wonder that the promising  locality has not long since come into  the prominence its merits deserve. The  advantages of the Cariboo Creek appear  to have been overlooked by experts  and speculators. The entire country is  of a solid formation, the ledges wide,  carrying high values in both gold and  silver with a heavy percentage of lead.  There is no indication of pinching in the  ledges, no difficulties occur in tracing  them wherever discovered and from the  very surface results are phenomenal.  The formation is well defined and unbroken.   There are   many  properties  now working  and others will shortly  follow. Amongst those showing up well  are the Columbia, Cariboo, Black Bess,  Ocean Wave, Trio, Silver Queen, Hailstorm, Gibraltar,  Promitora, Eureka,  Winnipeg-and many others.   The Columbia-Cariboo is about   seven   miles  from Burton,  a wagon   road is nearly  completed all  the way and the rest of  the distance is over a good trail.   This  property   consists of   three   claims, a  well-defined lead of rose quartz is traceable a distance of over 3,000 feet, carrying galena and carbonates and running  higli in gold from the surface.    A shaft  has  been  sunk a considerable depth  on the ledge, the width being- maintained, but at a depth the gold values improve.    Open cuts   have   been  made  along   the  outcrop,  proving tin vein  very'regular.    This is a.fine fissure and  a very   strong one at that.   Crossing  the country stratification at right angels  a tunnel now being driven will intersect  the   ledge  at   a   considerable    depth.  When this is accomplished drifting on  the ledge both east   and   west will be  commenced and a connection made with  the shaft.   This property is one of the  best in West Kootenay.   The wealth,  permanency and values in so large a  body of ore will enable the company to  win large quantities of ore at a nominal  cost.   When the tunnel connects with  the shaft, every ton taken out will be  pa\T   rock.    The stratification   of   the  country rock which is lime and shale  runs north and south and the ledge east  and west.  On the Black Bess very little work  has been done so far, although the vein  matter shows in considerable bodies in  various parts of the claims. The vein  is composed of iron and steel galena,  the assaj's showing high results in gold  and silver.  The Trio consists of three claims and a  quartz ledge has been uncovered traversing through two claims showing a  width of four feet carrying galena and  gold, assaying from" $10 to 8400. A  good number of men are pushing work  by sinking and tunnelling and ore will  be shipped at an early date. The vein  is strong and shows permanency.  The Silver Queen, better known as  the Maxwell group, consists of six  claims. Tunnelliug and sinking are  being energetically pushed. On the  surface the main lode shows a width of  14 feet consisting of iron impregnated  with steel galena assaying from $50 to  $400, principally in silver, but carrying  from S10 to $12 in gold. Development  shows a complete change and as depth  is attained the iron runs out and the  vein matter carries considerable calcite.  This ore can be smelted at a very low  rate and is a desirable commodity for  the Trail smelter to mix with Rossland  and other ores. Drifting shows the  ledge to average eight feet, of which  three are solid ore. The lode is well  defined between two permanent walls  with every appearance of continuance.  Another parallel vein has been discovered three feet wide assaying from S30  to $260 in silver and gold. Drifting  and sinking- show this to be strong and  well defined. Several other discoveries  have been made which fgo to show  that several parallel ledges travers the  property, all of hig-h grade ore. a considerable quantity of which is now  ready for shipping.  The Hailstorm is situated on the summit of a mountain at an elevation of  8,000 feet. It has a very fine body of  quartz exposed, showing galena and  giving good results in gold. The vein  outcrops for 400 feet. A shaft is down  nearly 100 feet, which gives improved  values in the ore, the width of the body  being six feet. The Gibraltar is close  to the Hailstorm.  The Promitora,whichisnow shipping  ore going over 350 per ton, nett, principally gold, has a very fine showing and  as the opening up progresses indications  warrant extensive workings and heavy  shipments of ore. .  The Great Western, four miles from  Mineral City, adjoining the Milly Mac,  has a fine showing of quartz, 12 feet  wide and continuous through this  claim the quartz is similar to the Columbia Cariboo and contains much  galena. The average assays return 860  per ton, half of which is in gold.  The Milly Mac is a group of 12 claims.  The ore carries carbonates, chlorides  and native silver. The main lode is  quartz of great width, and development proves that gold is largely prevalent in the general assay value. '  An important discovery has been  made on the divide between Sloean  Lake and Cariboo Creek.the vein being  10 feet wide, with three feet of clean ore  g-oing $100 to the ton and four feet of  good concentrating ore! There is no  question of doubt that the great Sloean  silver lodes with their varying values  all pass through the Cariboo Creek, yet  carrying all the values of the Sloean,  with"a large increase of gold.  On the western side of Arrow Lake a  trail of six miles has been made, Prwig-  ston creek being half way. Three miles  from Pringston creek a Valuable mineral belt was discovered some time since  consisting of a hugh outcrop, heavily  mineralized, traceable without a break  for 12 miles and showing a width from  20 to 1.00 feet.   This  body   of ore is  pyrititc, carrying values in gold, silver  and copper equal to ��20 per ton.    The  ore resembles that on the Le Roi and  other Rossland mines; for two or three  claims on the trend the outcrop shows  out in places through the   moss, but  after the timber is passed the ledge has  been exposed by nature.   The whole  width of the vein matter is composed  of pyrititc, quartz and solid galena in  seams carrying values in gold, silver  and copper," the galena giving heavy  percentages of lead up to GO per cent.  A shaft is being sunk and is in solid ore  and   is    indicative    of    improvement.  Transportation will   be   easy  to deep  water by aerial tram, which can be construct ed at a moderate cost.   Timber is  plentiful and the facilities are excellent  for all purposes.   The ore can  be won  and shipped from the very surface and  all work done will  be in pay ore.    No  dead work need be anticipated, except  been bonded by the company, but some  of these have been abandoned.  Four miles out of Ferguson a trail  begins where   the   wagon   road ends.  'This leads to the Ten-Mile, up Gaynor  creek.   At a further distance of four  miles some fine showings occur, a ledge  showing  galena going high in silver  and lead is traceable throughout several claims.   Very little work  has been  done on any of' these, but assessment  shows, the "ledges  as very promising.  Further on two miles a discovery has  been mode by the Lade Bros., consisting of a mixture  of  iron and quarts.  Two tons of this was shipped as a test  and resulted in the phenomenal return  of $1,100 to the ton in gold.   The work  done so far applies only to the two tons  taken out.   The gold occurs in several  stringers, but, notwithstanding,   gold  is visible all through the stone.    Without further development the value of  the property cannot be determined as  evidently this is only a pocket and the  ledge is anything but defined and has  no indication of permanency.   Several  other locations have been made on this  line but as yet the lode has  not been  met.   From the Ten   Mile in another  direction a trail has been made for 19  miles to the Abbott group, consisting of  five claims, viz., Heckla," Abbott, King  William, Union and Kamloops.   This  was built at a cost of 8300 to bring supplies in, but is impracticable for transportation.  So far not much prospecting  has been done within this 19 miles,however, a good   trail  can and should be  made to the  foot  of Trout Lake,   up  Hailey creek where a gradual rise can  be ensured for a distance of 12 miles,  which would complete the road to the  head  of  Hailey  creek, at the foot of  Abbott Hill.   This could be constructed  at a cost   not exceeding  $15,000, and  would open up much unexplored but  valuable  country.     Another   feasible  route could be made traversing Hall  the claim into another location known  as the Bannockburn, also carrying j  identical values in a lode exposed on  the surface. For permanency and vast  bodies of valuable ore the Lardeau will  be a very large shipper as soon as railway transportation is open and as it is  now almost settled that the construction  of a 'railway is tocomnence very shortly  and that it"will be built to within a few  miles,of the Abbott hill the future of  this vast producing country is assured.  KNOX   .TEWKLRY   STORE   BOBBED.  Burglars iHelp   Themselves  to   all  Time    Pieces   in   Sight.  the  ing making- train for transit. With  this complete ore can be shipped from  the mine at a cost not exceeding 10  cents per ton. An enormous quantity  of ore can be won at little cost and  shipped continuously.  Ten miles from Arrowhead is Thompson's Landing, reached by the C. P. R.  boats, this being the quickest route to  Trout Lake City. This is one of the  latest camps, but at the same time one  of the most promising. Although but  little of the district has been prospected  sufficient has been done to prove the  existence of verv rich leads of gold,  silver, copper and lead. From Thompson's Landing- to Trout lake a good  wagon road has been made, a distance  of 12 miles. The country traversed is  one very favorable to the existence of  mineral deposits, being a splendid slate  formation, solid and in place, although  nothing so far has been discovered of  any intrinsic value between the two  places. On arriving at Trout Lake  City one is surprised at the rapid advance made in building a substantial  town. There are several good hotels  and others in course of erection. The  town has the appearance of being full  of business. From Trout Lake Citv  the Home Payne syndicate has built a  wagon road through the town of Ferguson, a distance of four miles and thence  on the well-kown Silver Cup Mining  Company's property, or in all eight  miles with good bridges w,ere necessary.  Ferguson is a town with several  hotels and stores, so too, private residences. This town has also sprung up  within the last few months. The Home  Payne Company have erected a saw  mill, offices, and other buildings. Development work is being pushed and  ore is being shipped continuously. The  vein matter is largely impregnated  with grey copper, carrying high'values  in silver. Although much money has  been expended the results are hot so  encouraging as they might have been  under more effective management  Claims in the immediate vicinitv have  traversing  creek to the Duncan river, a distance of  four miles, thence down the Duncan  where steamer transportation can be  secured at the Big Jam.  The  Abbott   mine   has   a very fine  showing at an elevation of 6,500   feet.  On the Abbott claim a tunnel  has been  driven 328 feet to intersect at a depth of  400 ft.   The main ledge is being exposed higher up and in width is from 12 to  15 feet trending N. W. and S. E., with  four feet of clean galena, carrying carbonates   and  grey   copper.     The   remainder of the ledge is concentrating.  Results give over $100 in  silver and 75  per cent, in lead.   This ledge is traceable through the Heckla, Abbott, King  William and  Union.   The vein occurs  in a contact of lime   and slate.    The  general formation  of the country is a  fine, soft brown slate.   A belt of limestone, a mile in width,intrudes through  the slate and is continuous right along  the country for miles.    This intrusion  is the very foundation of the country.  On the King William,  in a direct  line  with the Abbott, the lode outcrops 30  feet hig-h, and is 20 feet wide, the ledge  being artine laminated quartz, carrying  grey copper and galena.    The country  being bare of undergrowth and timber  the outcrop is so distinct that ic can be  seen for miles with the naked eye running as   true   and   straight   as'a die.  Four hundred feet lower down on the  King   William an   outcrop   of   quartz  three feet wide is exposed and cut by a  cz-eek.   About one foot of this is solid  galena, carrying high values.  A txmnel  has been driven, cutting the vein at 30  feet.   This is a true fissure, cutting the  slate at right angles, N. E. and S. W.  When this junctions with the main lode  the possibilities are great.   On the Abbott claims 400 feet 'higher up another  parallel vein is exposed in the lime belt,  which is regular and well defined right  through the country 10 feet wide, half  of which is solid galena.   One hundred  Monday night while Mr. Knox was  absent in Sandon and Mr. Brindlewas  attending the K. of P. lodge meeting,  burglars entered the jewelery store of  Knox Bros., and carried away watches  and jewelery to the value of several hundred dollars. The burglary was committed early in the evening it is believ��d, as  someone was heard moving about the  store by other occupants of the building  about 8 o'clock. An entrance was affected through the store door, a skeleton  key evidently being used. All the trays  in the show case containing watches,  lockets, rings and articles of much value  were emptied and no clue was left by  the burglars. There is absolutely' no  evidence by which the crime may be  traced to the perpetrators, but they are  believed to be three in number, strangers  in the town who visited the store Monday on pretense of making a purchase.  Mr. Knox was shortly to leave New  Denver and the loss he has sustained is  deeply felt by him.  The goods taken embrace about 12-18  size cases and watch movements, three  lady's size watches, four diamond rings,  16 or 18 set and plain rings, 35 watch  chains, 40 lockets and charms, four 14-k  gold bracelets, half-dozen rolled plate  braceletc, half-dozen gold brooches, four  silver thimbles, lady's charms, cuff buttons, silver manicure sets, gold scarf  pins, etc.  KOSKBEKY   RTPI/KTS.  gast Cana^^an N^s-  Pet. 3  A young lady, Miss McCarthur, of  BrocKville, took" a dose of Paris green  on Mondav. and died from the effects  of it.  John McCann, a farmer of the township of Belmont, aged 50 years, committed suicide this week, by cutting his  throat.  ledg-e is exposed  foot in width of  with   grev   ore.  feet higher another  from six inches   to a  galena   impregnated  These lodes  are  all   strong",   passing  through the four claims of the Abbott  Eroup into the Wagner group, viz.,  ucile, Francis Jewel, Emma Fraction,  Queen Marv, Princess Marie, Lardeau  Fraction, Lardeau, McCartney Fraction, Duncan and Ella. All these claims  are on the same line. A tunnel has  been driven on the Francis Jewel, cutting the lode at 40 feet. On the Queen  Mary and Princess Marie open cuts expose" the continuation of the ledge,  carrying identical values. On the  Lardeau the solid galena is exposed on  the surface and traceable right throug-h  the Heckla into the Duncan. In all  there are four claims on the main ledge.  The outcrop on the Duncan is composed of iron rose quartz and seams of  solid galena standing out of the ground  50 feet and being 50 feet wide. A tunnel has been driven 100 feet and a crosscut towards the dip has been completed  45 feet, cutting the same continuous  body of ore 60 feet from the mouth of  the tunnel. A g-ood working- winze has  been snnk following down the vein at  an angle of 55 degrees. At this depth a  crosscut has been driven 10 feet towards  the hanging wall. A fine body of ore  has been met with, carrying the same  mineral of solid galena and grey copper.  Another property running parallel  with the Duncan and known as the  Merry has a very fineshowingof galena  going 70 per cent.in lead and ISO ounces  in silver. This occurs in the lime belt,  is four feet wide and continues fhrou"-h  Mr. Christie's house is now finished.  The C.P.R. have their ice house nearly  completed.  The travelling public are now making  Rosebery a stopping point more and more  every day.  The B. C. Ore Sampling Co. are calling  for tenders for the ore works at Rosebery, plans and specifications to be seen  now at A. 31. Beatlie's office.  Rumor says Mr. Matheson will build  a hotel here, which is badly wanted as  the present Rosebery House is often  over-crowded. It is fully expected the  boom will be at Rosebery this spring.  The item in this paper last week saying two C.P.R. cars had gone into the  lake at Rosebery was incorrect, so says  Agent Taylor. A. M. Beattie also has  been measuring the shallow water refer-  ed to and says it is only 75 feet at the  end of slip, and that Rosebery can not  only boast of having the only safe winter  harbor on the Sloean lake, but also has  the best constructed wharf, which so far  has not cost a dollar for repairs or settled  an inch since it was built.  MINING    LAW    CHAX(iEI).  Deadwood, S. D.���A -circular letter  issued by the department of the interior  has created general consternation  among the mining men of the Black  Hills. It pertains to the mining laws  with regard to patented claims and is a  radical change  from  what has been in  practice heretofore. It provides that  the applicant must file in the land office,  at the time of entering the application,  a certificate from the surveyor general  that no less than $500 worth of improvements have been made on each claim  for which patent is made and if more  than one claim is applied for, the same  amount of improvements must be done  on each. It has been possible, heretofore, to get patents on a group of claims,  often 50 or more, by simply performing  the $500 worth of improvements on the  group.  W. J. Withall, vice-president of the  Quebec Bank, died at his home in Montreal on the 24th of Jan. He was in his  S^rd year.  A retired Anglican clergyman, Rev.  H G. Burrage, committed" suicide by  hanging himself in his barn on Sunday  last, at Sherbrooke, Que.  The engagement of Miss Pauline  Johnson, the Indian poetess, to Mr. R.  L. Drayton, formerly of Toronto, now  of Winnipeg City, has been announced.  The Royal Canadian Bicycle Club, of  Toronto, held their annual "ball on Frl-  day night, at which about 200 of the  bicyclists and their friends had a delightful time.  Word has been received at Ottawa  that the 20 coroporations controlling the  fisheries of the Great lakes have combined to form one gigantic trust, with a  capital of $5,000,000.  A detachment of the Salvation Army  is going to the Klondike gold fields to  work among the gold-diggers. It is  proposed to establish barracks at Daw:  son City, with outposts at other points  The catch of salmon .trout on Lake  Ontario last year was better than for  many years. Fish up to 20 pounds in  weight were caught. The catch of  white fish was also very good, but the  herring seems to be on the decrease.  Clayton Bennett, a well-known English journalist, who came to Canada but  six weeks ago en route to the Klondike  died at the General Hospital. Montreal,  on Monday evening. Mr. Bennett was  one of the best known authorities on  South Africa.  Madame Nordica sang on Tuesday  night in Massey Hall, Toronto. Despite  the fact that a terrible snowstorm was  i aging, about 4,000 people turned out  to near this beautiful vocalist, and they  Avere amply rewarded, for never before  was this gifted singer heard to better  a<l vantage in Toronto.  Toronto is considerinu- seriously the  feasibility of building a railroad to  JameslBay, and five of the most prominent aiid most capable men of the  city have been appointed to inquire  into the project. $5,000 has been granted by the Board of Control to cover the  expenses.of the inquiry.  Some amateur highwaymen help up a  couole of men a few miles out of Stratford, Ont., on Saturday Last, and demanded their money. Nelson Monteith,  the warden of the county, who was ,o��e  of the victims, handed'them 35 cents  and drove on. Had they searched him  they would have found quite a large  amount in bills.  is expecting a very gay season, as the  Governor-General" and Countess of  Aberdeen will reside at Government  House all winter and willgive the usual  round of state dinners, balls, skating  and tobogganing parties at Rideau  Hall In addition to this it is expected  that the cabinet ministers and their  wives will do a great deal of entertaining also.  Mr. Henry Creswicke, P. L. S., of  Barrie, while walking along the double  track between Allandale and Barrie,  was killed by the mail train. When  the train whistled for the semaphore,,  he, probably thinking the whistle was:  intended for him, immediately stepped  over to the other track right in front of  the moving train. When picked up a.  few minutes later, he was qtvite dead..  The deceased gentleman was about 55.  years of age and unmarried.  A French-Canadian physician in Montreal, Dr. Brunelle, saw the ghost of a  friend, Dr. T. Garceru.of Boston,about  half an hour before he received a mes-  sag-c acquainting him-of the death of  Dr. Garceau. Although Dr. Brunelle  told the story to only a few intimates,  it has leaked out and caused quite a  sensation. There have been several  manifestations of this sort in Quebec at  different times. The French-Canadian  temperment is evidently peculiarly  adapted for such visitions."  A deputation of bicycle manufacturers  waited oh the Minister of Finance and  Customs this week, and asked for a  specific duty of $9 each on bicycles,with  a provision that in no case should it be  less than the equivalent of 25 per cent.,  ad valorem. The deputation pointed  out that about a million dollars' worth  of bicycles and parts of bicycles are im  ported from the United States annually.  If this importation was stopped and  American manufacturers were prevented from selling- their wheels at slaughter prices, many Canadian artisans, who  now suffer from the competition, would  be greatlv benefited.  LAST CHAXCE BOND  TAKEN'  UP.  The bond on the Last Chance group,  on Toad mountain, one and a half miles  from Cottonwood lake, has been taken  up by Messrs. Wilson Bros., who secured an option on it last fall for $5,000.  The purchasers have recently returned  from England, where they organized a  company to develop this and other properties." The Last Chance group consists of three claims and a fraction. It  is a copper-gold proposition, running-  high in copper and is known to be a rich  property. There has already been over  $3,000 worth of work done oh the claims  and it is the intention of the new' company to push  development  work  getically  ener-  Nevr   Projecting   Device  A young Canadian lawyer. Mr. Edward Knowies,spent a night in a prison  cell at Buffalo this week. He was visiting in the city and had made a call at a  friend's house, leaving- about 10 o'clock.  About 2 o'clock he was arrested as a  tramp and locked up. However, on  proving his identity tlie next morning  he was released.  Lieut. E. R. Street, of the Royal Grenadiers, Toronto, a son of Mr. Justice  Street, sailed for iMigland this week, on  his way to join his new regiment, the  1st Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment, in Multan, in the Punjab, India.  A farewell dinner was srjven in the  mess room of the Armories "on Saturday  night, by his brother officers of the  Royal Grenadiers.  The Independent  Order of Foresters  announce, through  their official organ,  the Forester, that contributions will be  received for the building and furnish-1  in<r of a   six-room  cottage at the Mus-1  says the jkoka   Home   for   Consumptives.    The  OX   HIDDEN    CREEK.  This week Messrs. Reisterer and  Clements of Nelson became owners of  the Bismuth, Squire and Leading-  claims. The claims are located on  Hidden creek four and a half miles east  of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway  and one mile from the Union Jack claim  near Salmo. The price was $5,000.  The Bismuth shows six veins varying-  in width from two to seven feet, carrying iron pyrites and galena. The Squire  shows four veins, 10 to 20 feet in width,  carrying iron pyrites and galena. The  Leading shows" one vein'four feet in  width,carry in" iron pyrites and arsenic.  A    Toad    Mountain    Claim.  has I  E. S. Glover,  of Tacoma,   Wash,  invented a prospecting  device,  Ledger, which he has  tested very thor-j cottage is^to be for the use of members  oughly.   It consists of a boring and drilling device adapted to  bringing to the  surface the material through which the  hole   is   made.    It  will   work   through  earth,  hard pan,   ice  or frozen  soil  and  will pierce rock or frozen gravel to any  desired depth.    It can be  used  to prospect the sands and gravels at the bottom  of streams,lakes,   marsh  or bog through  water or any soft material.    It  can be  worked by any one man and carried anywhere together with his other outfit and j  provisions.    It weighs  complete  thirty!  pounds.   It will enable the miner to as- j  certain in a few hours or days, the value J  of a claim that would require many days j  or   weeks  to   prospect   without its use. j  Arrangements have been made to manu-!  facture it in Tacoma.���DeLamar Nugget.  of the order, who arc victims of this  dred disease. Many courts have already responded to the call.  Joseph Smith, the 66-year-old son of  the Mormon prophet, Joseph. Smith,  who w:is murdered some; 54 years ago  at Oa uige. Mo., went on a visit, recently tolthe members of the sect in Toronto, and there met* fell in love with and  married Miss Rachel Clark, of Walemar  village. Dufferin County, a 22-year-old  girl, weiii'hing 20(.i pounds. It was  evidentally a case of ���'veni. vidi, vice."  Elder R. '('. Evans, of London, Out.,  performed the marriage ceremony.  The Dominion Parliament will soon  be in session. Lord Aberbeen will deliver the speech from the throne on  Feb. 3rd. in the  red chamber.    Ottawa  The Winnipeg and Eureka Gold Mining Company, of which D. D. Berks, of  Rossland, is treasurer, sent out men  this week with a large quantity of supplies to their claim on Toad mountain  about two miles from the Silvery King.  It is the intention of the company to  open up the claim and drive a tunnel to  strike tin; lead.  Waiting for Silver King Ore,  The big blast furnace at the Nelson  smelter which is used exclusively for  the ore from the Silver King mine," has  been closed down for a week in order  that sufficient ore may be got out to  keep it running continuously when it  starts up again.  Bought    the   Italia    Kookli.  The British America Corporation is  making preparations for extensive work  on the Lalla Rookh group of claims  near Cascade City, which the syndicate  has recently acquired. '���J  THE LEDGE, NEW DJiJNVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 10, 1898.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three  Six  Twelve  Thkke  months   YEAKS ;...   ~ .7;*i  ... \:ir,  ... -'.00  ... 5.00  Transient Advertising,  25 cents per line  tirst in  sertion  10 cents per line  subsequent  insertions  nonpar  eil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both aides 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.  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10.  1898.  AN    ECONOMIC    FACT.  The Canadian Trade Review in a  recent issue criticises Mr. Bryan's  position on bimetallism in the following language.  "When Mr. Bryan stated that the  free coinage of silver, by increasing  the demand for silver bullion, would  increase the value of silver dollars he  doubtless believed that he was stating an economic fact. But the experience of India shows us that by  closing the mints to silver the scare  ity of silver coin thus produced increases the demand and consequently  the value of them, in no slight degree. It was in June, 1893, that the  Indian mints were closed to silver  and the Crime of '93, was consumat-  ed. The rupee was then worth in  purchasing power eleven pence.  Two years after, and the gold value  ot the rupee was 13:10 pence; in 1896  it was 13:64 pence; in 1897, 14:45  pence, and for the last few weeks 16J  pence.''  The position taken by the Review  is a peculiar one.    It attempts to put  the coined rupee in the scales as bul-r  lion, and imputes the arguement that  since its coinage has ceased its value  had increased,   hence   by   stopping  silver coinage India,   for  example,  had increased the value of silver in  stead of decreasing it.    This view is  entirely wrong.   To say that to decrease the demand for an article adds  to its value is contrary to all reason.  When  Mr.  Bryan,  speaking for all  bimetallists, said the opening of the  mints to silver would create a de  mand for that metal,   and force its  bullion   value   to   its natural place  with gold,   he uttered an economic  fact that has never been controverted.    The closing of the Indian mints  to  silver   has caused   the   price of  bullion to fall in all about 20 cents an  ouuee.    The fact  that the rupee of  India has risen in value is not strange.  The rupee  is  India's standard coin.  It is the money that settles all balances with other countries, and, since  its coinage has been cut off and the  money becomes more scarce in the  markets it  is natural  appreciate  in value,  with gold in England  States.  Gold has appreciated in value  all single gold standard countries,  fur its purpose making it imperative  on the part of the government to  recognize the word "coin," contained  in the United States bonds, as meaning ei'i her gold or silver as the money-  in which both principal and interest  shall be payable. It is not at all  likely, however, that this new attack upon the government credit will  pass into law. As a matter of fact, it  is absolutely impossible during the  present administration.  "President McKinley's pronounced  stand, as expressed in his address to  the National Manufacturers' Association for the maintenance of the  world's best money as the standard  for this country, was bravely and  brilliantly uttered. There can be no  doubt hereafter as to where our levelheaded executive stands on that question. The only position for Republicans and sound-money Democrats to  take now and henceforth is to back  up the President in his determination  to maintain national honor and integrity."  It will be remembered that Mc-  Kinley was elected to the presidency  of the   United  States on a platform  pledging the   Republican   party   to  secure,   if possible,   bimetallism for  that republic.    It will be remembered also that McKinley as president  appointed a commission to secure for  that country bimetallism, and in compliance with his first message Congress set apart $100,000 to defray the  expenses of said commission in its undertaking.    It will again be remembered  that   McKinley as   president  pledged himself before the bimetal-  lists of his party to use every effort to  carry out the platform on which he  was elected.   Later  this same McKinley as president went before the  National Manufacturer's  Association  and declared himself unequivocably  opposed to anything but the single  gold standard.  Certainly the people of the United  States are in a hard row of stumps,  if, as Henry Clews states, they have  to depend upon a man like President  McKinley to "maintain national  honor and integrity"���a man who has  deliberately broken his party's pledge  on which he was elected to office, and  one who is bound to serve the interest of the financial sharks of the land  at the peril of all other classes.  Col. Domville added, if a Canadian route  is necessary, he favored the Edmonton  route, and the railway should be built  from Edmonton to Athabasca Landing a  distance of about 70 miles. This could  be done in less time than it would take  to push a railway through from Telegraph Creek to* Teslin. Lake. From  Athabasca Landing, Col. Domville declared that there was water communication by the Mackenzie River to where,  the portage of 150 miles to Porcupine  River began, and. if the Dominion Government would spend $500 per mile on  these 150 miles, they would have a first  rate wagon road. Col. Domville also  expressed doubts as to the contractors'  ability to complete the Teslin Railway  duting the season of 1898. In fact, he  did not believe it would be done before  the summer of 1899.  THE    CROW'S   NEST   MINKS.  Wm. Blakemore, General manager of  the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company,  Limited, in an interview with a representative of the News-Advertiser last  week stated that he had just returned  from a trip to England and Scotland,  where he had been for the purpose of  ordering- material for the mines. The  directors had decided to adopt the  policy of purchasing everything possible in the way of supplies in Canada,  but a large amount of the material  required cannot be obtained in this  country, and consequently has to be  obtained elsewhere.  Mr. Blakemoreihas also recently made  a close inspection of the most modern  mining plants in the United States,  especially with regard to the use of  electricity, and on his advice the directors have decided to put in such a plant.  Electricity will be used for mining the  coal, I hauling it, driving the ventilating fans, and lighting, and, later on,  water power may be used.  When asked about the progress being  made on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway,  Mr. Blakemore said that Mr., M. J.  Haney, the Superintendent of Construction, expected to have the line completed to the coal mines in March or April  next. Until this is done the materials  cannot, of course, be taken in, but as  soon as the road is completed the company expects to have its coal on the  market. The principal supplies purchased abroad were the lire-bricks for  the coke ovens. These constitute a  very important and expensive item,and  wili be brought nearly " "" ������-���> ���  firfiiillfrjTn iWIMlfrThMtoTfcl  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund :��� : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rostal, G.C.M.G-. President.  Hon. Gr. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager;  I  Summary statement of the goods imported and the revenue collected at the !  Port of Nelson, B.C., during the month  of January, 1898:  IMPORTS.  Duitable Goods.. %   73,812 00  Free        8,7aH 00  C. S  Total Imports  .8    82,605 00  Duty Collected .$   21,125 98  Other Revenues  850 50  Total Revenues  21,976 48  EXl'OKTS.  8740 tons Ore �� 407.688 00  760 tons Matte  690,501 00  Gold Bullion  0,300 00  Total, The Mine $1,107,489 00  "7,000 miles.  BAINY   JLAKE   MINES.  The people of Canada should do  something to restrain the generosity of  our legislators at Ottawa when making railway contracts. In a short  time if no change is made the ordinary Canuck will have nothing left ot  his country except the ozone he  breathes.  that it should  It is the same  or the United  in  because it is so scarce-in- comparison  with all other forms of money circulated, and because aU other moneys  are based on it. The rupee has appreciated in value in India because it  is the only acknowledged money that  will pass as standard coin there. The  natives will take nothing else and  India settles all her trade balances in  that kind of money.  Money coined and money metal arc  very different quantities. For example, right in Canada, we take silver  coin at their face value, when their  real value as coin metal is not one-  halt what is stamped on it. It the  mints of America were opened to  silver at the ratio with gold that is in  vogue the world over, and silver  were coined without restriction the  same as gold is to-day, a demand  would at once be created for the full  supply and the bullion value would  be the same as the coin value, because no man would sell his silver for |  less than the mint would give him.  Professor Emmens claims he can  make gold out of silver. If he can  it will only be a short time until the  price of silver will advance to $10 an  ounce and the Sloean will be the  richest piece of country on earth.  Double the wealth will be taken  out this year in Kootenay in comparison with Klondike, a fact that few  people in the world are cognizant of.  Last month the mineral production of Southern Kootenay was only  exceeded by three States in the Union, and not a brass band played.  HOW    THEY    GO.  the  following  gad-about  min-  The Halifax  Mail has  "record to date of our  isters,:"  Laurier���Three months of travel in  Great Britain and the continent of  Europe, taking in Paris and Rome.  And a trip to Washington.  Davis���Two trips to Washington, and  one each to Great Britain and British  Columbia.  Blair���Six weeks sojourn in private  car with Domville and Pugsley, all over  and around the State of Washington,  British Columbia and North-West, a  trip to Europe and a jaunt to New York  to see the presidential election.  Dobell���Three trips to Great Britain.  Fielding���Several   months  of travel  Rainy Lake City, Minn.���The Foley  mine is working steadily night and  day. On the 300-foot level the true vein  was struck again. It is six feet wide,  with well defined walls. This is the  Bonanza vein.   It seems that in some  way they got off the track and were  following a feeder. A drift led them  back to the real ore body. When its  size and richness, were discovered, the  management were so encouraged that  they will shortly have about 100 miners  at work. Eight drills are now working  and as soon as possible the others in the  plant will be put to work. Sinking is  to be resumed on the Daisy and Lucky  Joe vein. The stamp mill" is now running night and day, and there is now so  much ore blocked "out ready for stoping  that the mill need not stop running for  want of ore. The result of last week's  mill run is a little lump of gold valued  at $6,000, and the one obtained for this  week will probably be larger than this.  The Randolph mine is looking as fine  as ever. The shaft is down over 150  feet and the rock coming out is wonderfully rich. It is said that a stamp mill  wf be put on the mine after the 200-foot  level has been reached. There is some  fine ore on the dump and a great deal  of drifting has been done.  The stamp mill on the Independence  mine, at Sturgeon Falls, is nearly completed. It is thought that the mill will  be reaclv to run bv March 1.  The Forest   Animals ai'd Produce   Manufactures   Total Exports..   Nelson   Kaslo   Rossland   Trail :   Nakusp   Waneta   Rykert's   Sheep Creek.   .s 36 00  60 00  5,084 00  .81,202.669 00  .$    10.375 53  4,798 04  8,773 74  922 77  . 736 38  492 66  100 02  li84  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E.  I ominion & Provincial  La.:d Surveyor.  Sloean City, B.C  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. BRAG DON,  New Denver, B.C.  D  R. A.S. MARSC',.~L.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago   W  S. Drewry  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T.TwiQG  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  ��3TRashdall& Fauquier, Agents.  n M. WOODWORTH,  M.A.,  LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Sloean City, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Waro,  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.  ��CAN  F.  a. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  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'n  '-!>  R  in  AS    KKNKY    CI.EWS    SEKS    IT.  m private car with Cartwrig'ht and  Patcrsou from Winnipeg- to Halifax ; a  trip to New York to watch the presi-  dental election, a tour of England and  France.  Tarte���Several months of almost continuous travel in private car all over  the Dominion, including1 a trip to British Columbia, and a tour of inspection  of all the principal harbors of Europe,  in prospect.  Joly���Trip to British Columbia with  Li Hung Chang.  Cartwrrght���Trip to Washington.  Fit/.patrick���A trip to London and  Rome.  Sifton���A trip to Alaska just to see  Major Walsh set out for the Klondike.03  Broden���Prolonged visit to the United States and a trip to London.  Altogether they have made nine trips  to London, four to Washington, two to  Borne and five tn British Columbia.  And all within sixteen months. The  Wandering Jew doesn't seem to be in  it with these chaps.  COL.    DOMVILLE'S    VIJEAVS.  YUKON   WHISKKY.  If the statements contained in the  Ottawa despatch prove to be correct Sir  Charles Tupper will certainly a occupy  curious position before the people of  Canada. But it is improbable that he  has committed himself in any such manner. In the first place he is far too  astute a man not to see what the consequences of such an act on his part  would be: and in the second place the  trade-mark of the pure canard is carried  in the statement that the British Columbia government has granted the Klondike Trading and Transportation Co. a  permit for the sale of 50,000 gallons of  whiskey. That is nonsense and, as the  common phrase is, "gives the whole  thing away." Of course there must be  some foundation for the report, and no  doubt there is very keen competition  among the companies for this .privilege  of selling whiskey in the Yukon district,  but what authority the writer of the  telegram had for using Sir Charles Tup-  per's name as he has done will not be  clear until further reports arrive. It is  probable either a joke or a mistake.  Mil.   .IKFI'KIISOS'S   WEAK POINT.  E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  The Clifton House,  G  WILLIM & JOHNSON,  (MeGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Sloean City, -      -  B C  HOTELtS OF  KOOTHflflV  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  5andon.  Has ample accommodations for a largo'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 Buckie)', Prop.  ASSRYH^S OF B. G.  In the weekly financial review of  January 29th, issued by the banking-  house of Henry Clews & Co., Wall  Street's head institution, we are given  an insight into the financial policy  of the McKinley administration as  mapped out by the money trust of  Wall Street. Speaking of the introduction of the Teller resolution in  Congress Mr. Clews says:  "The revival of the silver agitation in Congress, in connection with  the resolution of Senator Teller, has  Lieut.-Col. Domille, M. P., a leading  supporter of the Laurier Government,  has come out strongly against the Government's bargain for the Yukon Railway. Col. Domville, who is also  manager of the Klondike Yukon Stewart  Pioneers, in an interview, said he did  not believe in the Stickine-Lake Teslin  all Canadian route to the Klondike, as  the River is not open till the 20th of  May, it is necessary to discharge, from a  deep water vessel at Wrangel to flat  bottom boats, and. if the steamers draw  more than 2(i inches, they are liabel to  stick at any moment before reaching  Glenora. Col. Domville adds, if he were  not a Canadian, he would favor the  White Pass, as it is only 86 miles from  the Skagway, which is an ocean point,  to Lake Bennett, and just as near Dawson City and the Klondike as the end of  the   150-mile portage   at   Teslin   Lake.  Joseph Jefferson's weak point is his  forgotfulness of names, and that failing-  has cost him a g-ood many embarrassments. In this relation these stories  are told : He had been introduced to  General Grant at a time when that distinguished soldier was the lion of the  social world, arid the popular actor was  much impressed with the personality of  the hero. A few hours later, as he  went up in his hotel elevator a. rugged-  looking man, with a military bearing-  bowed' pleasantly to him and made an  observation regarding the speed of the  elevator, when Jefferson said :  ''1 beg pardon.   Your face  is   very  familiar,but I cannot recall your name."  "Grant," was the laconic, but perfectly courteous reply.  " "I got off at the wrong floor," said  Jefferson, "for fear I would ask him  next if he had been in the war."  Mr. Jefferson has been known to forget his own name. He tells us how, in  one of the cities where he played a few  years ago he called at the post office  and inquired at the general delivery :  "Anv mail for me?"  "What name?"  "Name?   Gooduess gracious !   I don't  know.    Let me think.    Why,   I'm   to  play  Kip Van Winkle in this town tonight."  "Jefferson?" suggested the clerk.  "Yes.   Jefferson, certainly. Thanks.  pjOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Ei -r  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  &ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and   reported on for  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  vuo avc. New Denver. BC.  Laboratory. Belle-  J.  Silverton.  M. M. BENEDUM,  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIL and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface ana  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.     Kaslo, B.C  THE  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  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each  $1.50  Gold, Silver arid Lead, combined  3 00 ���  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead  g 00  Conner (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead   4 00  Gold and Copi>er  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold, Silver and Coppor  3 00  Platinum  5 00  Mercury  2 00  Iron or Manganese  2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each ���,. 200  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--'0th. ]ftil5.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  108  Bishopsgate St.  [within]  The  British. L0ND0N'ENG-  Subscription,  SJ.so per annum  eview  To    Brokers,   Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims. Mining  Engineers, Assayers,  Journalists and wthers:���  Advertise in the U.  C. Review,    The  only   representative   B.    C.   Journal   in  Kurope.     A Good investment  of  all  kinds,   call  on or  write.  W.FJeetzel & Co,  DRUGGISTS, Nelson,B.C.  WANTED���  Industrious Men of Character,  THE LINSCOTT CuMPANY.  TORONTO.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings a3^ravs on hand.  travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to atop at when in  Sloean City.  GETHING & HENDERSON, Proprietors. Fifth Year.  THE LEJDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 10, 1898.  THE    CATTLE    THIEF.  They were coming across the prairie, they were  galloping hard and fast,  For the eyes of those desperate riders had sighted  their man at last,  Sighted him off to eastward, where the Cree  encampment lay,  Where the cotton woods lined the river, miles and  miles away,  ike  him ?     Ne  Mistake  him ? " Never.     Mistake ?   that   man  known as Eagle Chief,  The terror of all settlers, that murderous cattle  thief���  That monstrous, fearless Indian, who lorded it  over the lain,  Who thieved, and raided, and scouted, who rode  like a hurricane,  But they've tracked him across the prairie, they'vo  followed him hard and fast,  For those des]>erate English settlers have sighted  their man at last.  346 years, mankind will only have wood  left for fuel. Meanwhile, he advocates  the use of all the power of Niagara Falls  which he calculates at 4,000,000 horsepower. While this power could be distributed by electricity over a, radius of  300 miles at a pressure of 80,000 volts,  with a loss of only 20 per cent., Lord  Kelvin thinks that all the factories which  want to take advantage of Niagara's  power should be gathered within a radius  of 40 miles.  1  OFFICIAL    REPORT.  the tepees, all their British  and bloodshed as a  lips  kill  ley  blood aflame.  (They were bent on bullets  hunter bent on game),  But they searched in vain for the cattle thief���  that lion had left his lair,  And they cursed like a troop of demonds, for the  women alone were there.  '���The sneaking Indian  coward,"  they   hisaetf.  "He hides while yet he can.  He'll come in the night for cattle, but he'o scared  to lace a man."  "Never!"   And up from the cotton woods rang  the voice of the Eagle Chief,  And right out into the open, Ktepped unarmed���  the cattle thief.  Was that the game they coveted ?   Scarce fifty  years had rolled  Over that fleahless. hungry frame, starved to the  bone, and old,  Over that wrinkled, tawny skin, unfed by the  warmth of blood,  Over those hungry, hollow eyes, that glared for  the sight of food.  He turned  like   a  hunted lion,   "I  know    no  fear," said he,  And the words out-leapt from his shrunken  in the language of the Cree,  "I'll fight you white skins one by one, till I  you all," he said.  But the threat was scarcely uttered e'er a dozen  balls of lead  Whizzed thro' the air about him like a shower of  leaden rain,  And the gaunt old Indian cattle thief dropped  dead on the open plain.  And that band of cursing settlers gave one triumphant yell.  And rushed, like a pack uf demons, on the body  that wreathed and fell,  ���"Cut the liend up into inches, throw his carcass  on the plain,  Let the wolves eat the cursed Indian, he'd have  treated us the same,"  A dozen hands responded, a dozen knives gleamed high,  But the first stroke  was arrested by a woman's  strange, wild cry, o  And out into the open with a courage past belief  She dashed, and spread out her blanket o'er the  corpse of the cattle thief,  And the words outleapt from her hungry lips in  the language of the Cree���  "If you mean to touch that body you must cut  your way through me."  And that band of cursing settlers fell backward,  one by ono,  For they knew that an Indian woman aroused,  was a woman to let alone.  And she ?   She raved in a frenzy that scarcely  understood,  Raved of the wrongs she had suffered since earliest babyhood.  ���"Stand back, stand back, you white skins, touch  that dead man tp your shame.  You have stolen my father's spirit, but his body I  only can claim.  You have killed him, but you shall not dare to  touch him now he's dead.  You have cursed him, called him a cattle thief,  tho' you robbed him first of bread.  Robbed him, and robbed my people; look there  at that shrunken face,  Starved with a hollow hunger we owe to you and  your race.  What have you left to us of land ? what have you  left of game ?  What have you brought but evil, and but curses  since you came ?  How have you paid us for our game ?   How paid  paid us for this land ?  By a Book���to save our soul from the sins you  brought in by your other hand.  Showing the   True   Condition of  Things  in the Frigid North.  Washing-ton, Feb. 9.���-Captain P. H.  Ray, of the reg-ular army, wrho was sent  to the Yukon valley to ascertian conditions there, including- particulars of the  food supply, has made his report, a  brief synopsis of whicli has been telegraphed by General Marriam from Vancouver barracks.  To intending- g-old seekers the most  important statement the captain makes  is that there have been no new discoveries for eight months prior to November 3, the date of the report.  Captain Ray declares that the situation along the Yukon is most serious.  The food supply is practically exhausted  and starving miners are robbing caches  to satisfy their hunger. There is not  only no food, says Captain Ray, but  money is scarce, "and government supplies will have to be donated to prevent  absolute famine.  Captain Ray recommends that steps  be taken to restrict immigration to the  Yukon country, and prevent all persons  from entering-the mining regions unless  they have food sufficient to last them  two years.  Tliere is no way to earn a living in  the Yukou region, he says, and he  thinks that only a very small portion of  those going to Alaska' in the past year  have really earned their living since  their arrival.  Hundreds are scattered along the  Yukon without food, money or clothing  and the lawless element is banded together for robbery.  Captain Ray ui-jres that a survey be  made from Cook Inlet to the Yukon for  an all-American landroute to the mines.  E. H. Wells is noAv on his way to this  city to de'iver the dispatches in person  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Coraiskcy Mineral Claim.  .Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.      Where   located:  On  the Galena Farm, adjoining the Peerless  mineral claim ov the north.  rVAKE NOTICE that I. Francis J. O'Reilly of  L   Silverton, B. C, as agent for the Galena  Mines Ld, (Foreign) Free Miner's Certificate No.  72G5 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, 1808.  "  FRANCIS T. O'l  Eosebery  The  northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Sloean Lake.  Rosebery  Has the only  Sloean City.'  safe harbor north of  REILLY.  Wind  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 & CO.  Humholt   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.  fAKE NOTICE that I, F. S. Andrews, agent  I for \V. H. Hellvar, Free 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 lie commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5th day of November. 1807.  F. S. ANDREWS,  Agent for W. H. Hellyar.  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. McCune. Free Miner's Certificate No. 01727 and George \V. Hughes, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 64975, intend sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Alining  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.  Go back with your new religion, we have never  understood.  Your robbing an Indian body, and mocking his  soul with food;  Go back with your new religion, and find���if find  vou can  The honest Indian you ever have made from out  a starving man.  You say your cattle are not ours, your meat is not  our meat,  When you pay for the land you live in. we'll pay  for the meat we eat.  Give back our land and our country, give hack  herds of game,  Give back the furs, the foreuts, that were ours  before you came,  Give back the peaco and plenty, then come with  your new belief,  And blame if you dare the hunger that drove him  to be a thief."  Ei. Paulsno, Johnson.  NO   MORE    COAT/.  "���' ' In 340 years there will not be a pound  of coal or a gallon of petroleum left in the  whole earth, according to the statement  made by Lord Kelvin before the Mathematical and Physical Section of the British Association at its recent meeting in  Toronto. Lord Kelvin, with his unrivalled power of applying his mathematical  knowledge to the solution of practical  questions, has made this startling calu-  lation very carefully.  A fair average of the growth of coal in  the earth, Lord Kelvin said, was two  tons for each square metre in a thousand  years. Dividing the figures already obtained, would give the age of the earth  since plant life began as 50,000,000 years.  Turning to Great Britain, Lord Kelvin  said that there was still available in that  country 140,000,000 tons of coal, or about  six-tenths of a ton per square metre of  area. Judging from the present rate of  consumption this supply might last 100  years or less.  Sir Henry Bessemer, the great steel  manufacturer, has made some calculations about coal which will make these  figures better understood. One million  tons of coal would represent a bed of  coal one mile square by one foot thick.  The coal mined in Great Britain in 1881  would make 55 great pyramids, or would  rebuild the great wall of China, with  one-quarter to spare. The British output of coal in 18S3 would form a pillar  one mile high by 164 feet square.  Edward I lull," a famous English geologist, has calculated  that the amount of  coal in   Great   Britain which  exists  at  depths at which  it can be mined is 800,-  000,000 tons.  W. Stanley Jevons, reasoning from these  figures,  calculated  that  the   British   coal  supply  would  be exhausted  in   1975.    Sydney Lupton, reasoning from   another   set of figures, set  down the consumption of the last pound  of British  coal  for 1990.    Mr.   Lupton,  replying   to   a   suggestion   that   Great  Britain might   import   its  supply  from  North America, which now has 40 times  as much as the  United Kingdom,  after  its own stores were exhausted, figured  out that it would take 2,100 steamships,  each making 13  trips   a   year  and each  carrying .6,000 tons of coal   as cargo, to  make up England's deficiency.  Huxley pointed out in a carefully writ-  ton article that, "wanting coal, all the  great towns of Lancashire and Yorkshire  would vanish like a dream. Manufactures would everywhere give place to  agriculture and pasture, and not 10 men  could live where 10,000 are now amply  supported."  Richard P. Kothwell, who was the  mining expert in the eleventh United  States census, gives the coal production  of the United States for 1896 at 130,241,-  271 short tons, and adds that the anthra- j  cite mines of Pennsylvania are being  rapidly worked out.  Lord Kelvin says that when the world's  supply of coal is exhaused  at the end of  g) PWnSs Fr-orp Tffc  g    Mother Uode oF Wrt  Explaining His Smallnes.���"How is it  your Tommy is so small of his age, Mrs.  Briggs ?" "Oh, the little dear always  was a shrinking child," explained its  mother.  ��  ���''%>'���  Exploded Theory.���What do you think  of the Baconian  theory, Mr. Noodles ?  I���ah���-weally,   Miss   Vassar,   I   nevah  could see any sense in  those Baconian's  a���and vegetarians y���knaw.  -^  "I want the library," said Mr. Gaswell  to the architect, "to be the largest and  airiest room in the house."    "I don't  see what you wanta library," interposed  Mrs. Gaswell;  "you know very well you  don't smoke."  Extenuating Circumstance. ���Judge���  Prisoner, what have you to say in your  defence ?  Prisoner���Your Lordship sees that I  have engaged no lawyer to defend me,  aud I trust this mitigating circumstance  will be taken into account.  <%,  Rehearsing for Charades���Freddy���  Now, Charlie, you must propose to An-  geline (in her sixth season), and Angie,  you must refuse him. It shall be  "Paradise Lost."   See ?  Charley (thoughtlessly)���They'll never  guess it in the world."  A little knot of gentlemen seated in  front of the Arlington in Washington recently, were discussing literary matters.  ,'By the way Senator," said one, "what  book do you think has helped you  most ?" ,'Um���so���well, I guess maybe  the pocket-book."  ���%<    .  Protecting Her Rights.���Alfred (rapturously���Now, darling, please name the  happy day.  Minnie (blushing)���Three weeks from  next Thursday, Alfred.  Norah (through the keyhole)���Av you J  plaze, Miss, that's  me reg'lar day out.'  Yez'll have to get married  in the early  part of the wake.  What's in a name ? Most of the  alphabet, in Russia.  A minister one day said in his pulpit:  We pursue a shadow���the bubble bursts  and leaves ashes in our hands.  -%-������'  Ed. (to Ada in her ball costume)���  What a lovely girl you are !  Ada (simply)���You ought :to see me  when I am dressed!  Badger State   Mineral Claim.  OTEL SANDON,  ^ ��� *R ^ ^ ^"^T  Situated in the Sloean MiriingDivision 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 ttihe notice that action under  section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of January, 1898.  Rosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Sloean steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring  their families.  Eosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  thetownsite, 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, J cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,,  General A<jen  Sandon, B.C.  nriilS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Sloean, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 90 days after date  1a 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 -10 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 to the  northwest corner of the townsite of Rosebery,  thence east to the point of commencement, containing 80acres, more or less.  Dated, Nov. 28th, 1897.  A.M. BEATTIE.  When a modern youth becomes escon-  ced in a street car,the ladies discover that  he doesn't belong to the rising generation .  /%,  "However could you think of falling in  love with such a homely fellow?   His  figure is something awful."    "Yes, but  he has a lovely one at the bank."  -%-  Popular Preaching.���Fii st Preacher���  How do you manage to succeed so well  among the cowboys out West ? There  were 600 present at my first sermon, and  I said : "Gentlemen, I'm going to tell  you about a man five feet high who floored a giant eleven feet high." Then I  spoke of Goliath and David. When I  finished they gave three cheers for David.  in  Has Steam Heat,  Electric Light and  every convenience for  the comfort of guests,  The house is   irst=class  every Vespect  and has few equals in  the mountains of the  West.    The rates are  &  .M.  SCHEDULE.  Effective Nov. 32, 1897.  WBSTHOUN1J. EASTBOUND.  P.M.    P.M.    P.M. P.M.    P.M.    V  No,5 No.3 No.l                            No.2 No.4 No.6  3-45               0:00....ROBSON ....8:00 2:30  5:00   2:00   10:00 TRAIL 7:00 12:55    1:15  3:15   11:15..ROSSLAND... 6:00 12:00m  Nos. 1 and 2 connect with C.P.R. mam line  steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at Rob-  son.  Nos. 3 and 4 are local trains between Trail and  Rossland.  Nos. 5 and 6 arc local trains between Trail  and Robson. No. 0 connects with train No. 4  from Rossland.  All trains daily.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  _RAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  morning, making close connection  at Revelstoke with train? or  all points East or TV est.  .Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent-  or to  H. DOUGLAS, Agent.  H. M. MacGregor,  Trav. Pass Agt,  Nelson,   or to E.  J.  Coyle,   Dist.  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  Supt.  TO"  $250  a day  $400  -IRA W. BLACK,  Proprietor.  Its Central Location  and proximity to all  railroad depots make  it,.the headquarters  for   ....  /lining  and Commercial  during their visits to  the silver metropolis  of Canada.  KASLO & SLOGAN RY  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 00 A.M.   Kaslo Arrive, 3 50 P.M  "   8 36 '��� South Fork "      3 15 "  "   9 3<i " Sproule's i;      2 15 "  "   9 51 " Whitewater ;       2 00 "  '��� 10 03 ���' Bear Lake '���      1 48 "  " 10 18 " McGuigan '���      1 33 "  "10 38 " Codv Junction  "       112 "  Arr. 10 50 " Sandon Leave 1 00 "  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent  For cheat) railroad and steamship tickets to  and from all points, apply to  S.  CAMPBELL, Agent, Sandon.  ft  Goods called  for & Delivered  IFYOU ARE ENERGETIC & STRONG  If you are above foolish prejudice against canvassing for a pood book, write and get my proposition.   The information will cost nothing.  I have put hundreds of men in the way of  making money; some of whom are now rich.  I can do good things for you, if you are honorable and will work hard.  T. S. LINSCOTT, 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  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  ���^"Rates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  ���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  From Montreal  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  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.  Leave.  9:20 a.m.  12:00 "  8:00 a.m.  California, Allan Line.  Parisian. "  Carthaginian " .      Labrador,Doniinion Line     Vancouver, "     From New York  Umbrhi. Canard Line     Etruria "    Campania.      "  ���;���  Majestic, White Star Line    Teutonic "   St. Pan], American  Line    St. Louis. '���     State of Nebraska, Allan State Line    South wark. Red Star Line    Noordiand. "     Ciihin .S'4'>, i.r)i), .?00. 70 >K0 and upward*.  Intermediate >.'!0 and upwards.  Sfp-crapo f-'JUM and upwards. j  Passengers  Ticketed   through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at  Specially low  rates to all parts of the European Continent.  Prepaid Passages arnmged from a/I points.  Apply to A. <;. McARTHUR. C.P.R. Agent  Sandon, or  WILLIAM   STITT,  General Agent,  C. P. R. Offices. Winnipeg  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  AKKlVE.  5:35 p.ra  2:50   "  6:40 p.m  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary.  Creek connect at Marcus with stage d:iily.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  u  On Kootenay Lake and R'ver.  ta  lime Card in   Eflect   Oct,   1st.   1897.    Dailv  Except Sunday, bubjeet to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile  Point with all  passet'-ei trains of thcN & F.S.R.R. to and from  Nortliport, Rossland and Spokane  Through   tickets sold at  Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all Lnited States Points.  ILv  I am offering- special inducements to  my patrons in  Kaslo for Nelson ami way points. 5:4.r�� a.m  Ar. Nortliport 1L':1"> p.m.: Rossland 8:40 p  m.: S7>okane. t�� p.m.  I.v. Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 4.i,r) p.m.  Lv. Spokane S a.in : Rossland. 10:20 a.m.;  Nortliport, 1:50 a.m.  wind.     Prospectus  Capital unnecessary.  Bkaih.ey-G-akhetso  2 Sell "Klondike Gold  S Fields" like a whirl-  5 cents, worth $1.    Big pay.  Company, Limited,  Toronto.  OTEL VEVEY  Dining Room and Bar  class in every respect,  well furnished. Trail  Ten and Twelve Mile  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Sloean Lake, B.C.  First-  Rooms  open to  creeks.  Do not miss this opportunity  for our Worsteds, Serges,  Tweeds, Trouserings and  Overcoatings arc the newest  and best in the Sloean country. Satisfaction guaranteed   or   money    refunded.  A. H. Wilson,  The Reliable Sloean Tailor.  Williamson Block, New Denver.  Start from VANCOUVER  ecause  1. VANCOUVER is the best outfitting1 point on the Coast; goods  considerably cheaper than in the  United States.  2. VANCOUVER is the nearestfport of departure to the Yukon District.  3. VANCOUVER is the terminus of the C. P.  Railway,  whose steamers   will  start from  Vancouver this spring.  1. All north-hound Meamers cull at VANCOUVER.  5. 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.  i. KLONDIKE is in Canada. Outfit in VANCOUVER and save 3n per cent. ���Customs  Duty.  W. GODFREY.  President Hoard of Trade, Vancouver, B.C.  BONNER'S FERRY ami KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Lv. Kaslo. Sat.. 4.(t(i p. m: Ar. Boundary. Sun.  midnight: Aa. Bonner's Ferry. Sun.. 10.30 a.m.  Lv Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 1p.m.: Ar. Boundary. Sun., .5 p.m.: Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connocton at 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 be >m the 6th and 7th November after  which date the Bonner's Ferry service will be  discontinued.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'IMgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B.C.. Oct. 1,1997  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  No. 71,  w. in.  3vr.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   McNICHOLLS,   President  CHAS.   BRAND, Secretary.  W^^M^^^l^MWIMWMMBM^&WSSS THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 10, 1898.  Fifth Yeap.  M4W-N4��--RB@0 RQ S.  .<n  ThefolloTOn&t$|ybomplete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  ^eek.m^hue, several.,mining divisions of  the Sloctor,.^jh^se 'of New Denve- were  as follows ���:���'  Feb 4���GueV  >au to Frank Job  M10NS.  SMile. W H Brandon.  ASSESSMENTS.  )BEfl��*^Jndorella/Bedford.  TKA.NSFEKS.  Feb 3���Little Dick��� Joseph Strong and Albert  Cane to Jarnes-jSa^tjewi. Dee u.  Feu 1���Dayran^NM 2, Altona. Reuben, Bow  Knot, Tawaiid!?, A B Railton to The Sandon M &  ^Jafaf ^i.^. Thos Hurte:  tOJBrkin-^.JFrajjk F Fraction 1, John Carraher  t^oseph'firiimToii, Jan 17,  JPkb 5���Silver Stur  Laier, Dec 7.  Dawdon, TffffBlue Bird Mining Co to DC Cor-  bin.G D Potte^and Jas Lynch, Dec 20, *l,000.  Feb 7���Cinderella J. Alexander McPhaden to A  BcOackftt��fadvr, Jun'31,S800. '      ,  ^edfoniyCeiiderella J, Jas Ryan to A B Dock-  ��4arao*-oaimi,sii2of).  ^GJridEralJ^ii, Ronald MeLaehlan  to same, Jan  SLOGAN    CITY    DIVISION.  ��800.  A   KICKEL   KEFINEKY.  Proposal  to Establish a  Toronto.  Big   Smelter in  TRANSFERS.  Jak 2!)���U and I, Three Guardsmen and Clipper  l&nfij.li&jsepli Franz, Harry Wright and B V  TSfeAvVciP, Peter Larsen.  ^gJwpLcrossetto.  5/10, Albert Crossette to  A  Finnigan.  Baltic 1/32, Herman Clever to Robt McGregor.  Feu 3���Silverton Boy,J I C and Golden Crown  i, Lee Coombs to W E "V earsley.  ' Golden Crown I, Lee Coombs to Chas E Hope.  fiiniiiiinmiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinim^  I NEWS IN PLACE 1  %iiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiHiiin^  Al Hovt is looking for an hotel location in fiast Kootenay.  Henry Stege is calculating to start an  hotel at TeBlin lake in the spring.  The Pyman block is nearing completion, and a fine looking building it is.  Thirty men will be put to work on the  California as early as the snow will  permit.  R. K. Neill was in town last week and  says that this is the best mining country  on earth. l  Some nobby suits have been imported  from the coast to be used in the K. of  P. mask ball.  Divine service in the Presbyterian  church on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 7:15 p.m.  All are invited.    W.J. Booth, preacher.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church on Sunday next. Morning at 11  and evening 7:15. Preacher B. N.  Powell.  Silverton has taken the lead. A meeting was held there this week and prepar-  tions made to celebrate the 24th of  May.   Who's next ?  Work is to be commenced on the  Ivanhoe in April. A three drill compressor will be put in and a shaft sunk  several hundred feet.  Prof. Millward's orchestra has earned  for itself a reputation throughout the  Kootenay, and is frequently called to  the sister cities to play.  A. B. Docksteader, of Cody, has purchased the mineral claims Cinderella  and Medford, situated near Three  Forks, $2,800 being the price paid.  A social was given Tuesday evening  at the Methodist parsonage by the  Ladies Aid. The attendance was large  and a most enjoyable evening spent.  Rev. Powell has received a call > from  Rossland and has accepted it subject to  the action of the station committee.  During his stay in New Denver Rev.  Powell has won many friends and has  been verv successful in his church work.  Assessment Commissioner Fleming is  considering a proposal for the establishment of nickel smelting works in Toronto. The scheme is being promoted by  Messrs. George Faulkner and William  Parsons, who represent Mr. R. J.Tough,  a capitalist with extensive interests in  the nickel district around Sudbury.  Mr. Fleming h^s been asked to name 1 he  inducements that Toronto will be prepared to give in return for the establsh-  ment of large nickel refineries in Toronto.  Martin Knight to Rose jt has been pointed out to him that the  annual output of the Sudbury district  exceeds $6,000,000, and at present it is  refined in the United States. It was also  pointed out that if an export duty were  placed upon ore and matte the nickel  would be refined in Canada. The cooperation of the city was also solicited to  bring pressure to bear on the government to place an export duty on crude  ore. The plan outlined embraces the  erection of a smelter to cost $500,000 to  commence with, with possibilities of  auxiliary plants tor the treatment of  lead, copper and silver ores subsequently, giving employment to a large number  of hands.  Assessment Commissioner Fleming  promised to give the matter every consideration, and will await the receipt of  a formal proposal from Mr. Tough.  CROW'S   NEST   RAILWAY.  LONGS   FOR   HOSIE.  Joaquin Miller, the Poet of the Sierras,  Tells of the Northern Hardships.  great  to get away  ights night shifts  as dav shifts,  and  The editor was dying, but when the  doctor bent over him,he placed his ear to  his breast and remarked: "Poorman,  circulation almost gone!" The dying  man arose and said: "You are a liar,  we got the largest circulation in the  county."  A settlement has been reached and  the suit withdi awn in the matter of G.  B. D. Turner vs. West-Kootenay (B.C.)  Exploring Co., in which the Wakefield  ana other properties were tied up. Now  that these properties are free from  litigation lit is the intention to commence-work on them in the near future.  It would not take a great sum of  money, economically expended, to put  the government reserve and streets of  New Denver in a respectable appearance Will the government do one-  half as much for New Denver as its  citizens have done for the government?  "Nit," unless our people do some loud  thinking.  The marriage of Mr. Chas. E. Smith-  eringale and MissE.D.A. Kirkwoodwas  an event of more than passing interest  in social circles in this locality. The  voung couple are widely known and  highly esteemed, and enter on their  new fife with the best wishes of their  large circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs.  Smitheringale will spend some weeks  in Nelson where Mr. Smitheringale has  accepted a position on the Tribune.  ATLAED-AYLWIN   NUPTIALS.  Monday evening at 8 o'clock, at the  bride's home, in the presence of the near  relatives of the contracting parties, Geo.  H. Aylard and Miss M. E. Aylwin were  united in marriage by the Vicar of Revel-  stoke, Frank A. Ford. The wedding was  a private affair and Mr. and Mrs. Aylard  left the following morning for the coast.  They will spend some time in Vancouver  and Victoria, thence will go to Seattle,  Tacoma and on to Los Angeles, Cal.,  where they will spend the greater part of  their honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Aylard  take with them the best wishes of their  host of friends here, where they are  esteemed highly by all who know them,  and the hope that their path will be  ever strewn with roses.  Since the construction of the C.P.R.  was finished there has been in British  Columbia no such activity as is now  witnessed all along the line of the  Crow's Nest Pass Railway. From Goat  River Landing' on Kootenay Lake, the  present western terminus of the Crow's  Nest line, to MacLeod, the eastern  terminus, is one crowded panoramic  scene of busy men, horses and machinery, engaged in pushing forwarding the  work of construction.  The scene of the greatest activity at  present is on the eastern division of the  survey between MacLeod and Fort  Steele Junction, a distance of 172 miles.  At MacLeod are situated the headquarters of the line, from where all  operations are directed. At this point  between 300 and 100 men are continually at work���in the offices, stores,  yards, machine shops, saw mill, and  constructing new buildings. At least  one construction train a day leaves  MacLeod for the end of the steel, which  is now laid to the South Fork of Old  Man's River, about 40 miles from Mac  Leod, where a bridge over 900 feet long  and 137 feet high is being built. A  siding is constructed here, where mountains of hay and foothills of oats and  great warehouses of provisions and  clothing for the thousands of men and  teams employed in construction are  stored until they are freighted to the  different camps along the line of survey.  The bridge at the South Fork is expected to be completed by February 1st.  Bv the assistance of "powerful head-  ire at work as well  shifts, and the timbers are sent  from the mill numbered and ready to  be puti into position, so that 125 men  with the assistance of chutes, hoists and  other modern machinery are now  handling 150,000 feet of bridge timber  every 24 hours. When the bridge is  completed there lis nothing to prevent  tracklaying, the grade being completed  for that distance.  RICH   STRIKE    NEAR   COLVILLK.  A rich strike is reported to have been  made at the bottom of the 90-foot shaEt  in the Little Gem mine about three  miles east of Rock Cut and about one  mile from the well-known Giant claim.  Almost: a, month ago a vague report  gained currency that a rich strike had  been made in "the Little Gem in the  Pierre's lake district, but nothing definite could be gained. Some of the ore  samples show maleable free gold, and  it is stated that thev will assav all the  way from 825,000 to "$40,000 to the ton.  These samples were not mere chips, but  they were chunks of rock six inches  long, which would weigh from five to  10 pounds.  It is said that the vein runs transversely across the bottom of the shaft  describing nearly a perpendicular dip,  and is full 10 inches in width, with free  gold sparsely scattered through the  rock outside the vein. This property is  owned by the Federal Mining Company  of Spokane, Dr. Valentine being one of  the principal and original stockholders  There is a big ruch to the Pierre's lake  district in consequence of the new  strike.   RICH   ORE   FOUND.  Butte, Mont.���One of the most important strikes made in a mine in Butte for  a long time was made in the Nippur  last week by the Montana Ore Purchasing company when a 40-foot lead of  copper ore was cut through on the south  cross-cut at the 550-foot level.  The lead, which is 40 feet wide, has  some high grade ore which runs 13 per  cent, copper and high in silver, the balance of the ore being second-grade, but  the whole width of the lead is commercial ore and will be reduced in the  Heinze smelter. Montana Ore Purchasing company people are very much  elated over the strike, and as the mine  is in the centre of the richest portion of  the copper belt, it is thought that the  lead will become richer as the greater  depths are attained, in common with the  other mines in this vicinity.  Joaquin Miller the rugged, brainy,  big-hearted newspaper man and poet of  California, concludes a length letter  from Dawson to his paper, the San  Francisco Examiner, with the following pen picture of the distressing  awfulness of a Klondike winter:  "The days here have now dwindled  to a dim little ray of light; the sun is  sulking away back yonder somewhere  behind the broken Klondike steeps, and  the huge, bare, white back of Quartz  mountain.  We have not seen his cheery  face for days and days, and do not hope  to see it again for weeks to come.   But  the moon, the great white melancholy  moon, lorn and large and cold,iwalks in  solemn widowhood right up overhead,  and around and around; we see her all  the vast night long and nearly all the  narrow strip of day,   She is so coP1 and  white and solemn'that she is literally  blue, and looks in her desolate widowhood as if she had just buried her lordly  spouse, the sun, out of sight forever.  I see so much of her and so continuously that   I   have learned to dread the  sight of her solemn blue-white face, and  try to forget   to look up at the  cathedral of stars of gold  from the sight of her death-like visage.  Oh ! but to sit on my little doorstep in  the warm night weather, above San  Francisco bay, and see the twin-homed  lump of a new-born baby moon light  up the Golden Gate and then go timidly  and rcstfully to bed, in the warm, wide  billow!   Let me  but  live  to see this  again and   I will not go far away���at  least, not in this desolate neighborhood  of the North Pole.   For I  was born to  roses,   sunlands,   song   birds,   modest  moons and warm south weather.   Let  me not be caught here again,for caught  I am like a wary old rat in a trap. The  whiteness and silence are of a kind that  I abhor, and the thought of my warm  Contra Costa steps and my little familiar  moon  lighting  up  the Golden Gate,  makes me homesick.   I would not be  tied up in this lorn, desolate largeness  another   winter for  all the Klondike  gold you could point to me with a dozen  Nortli poles in a thousand years.   True  the summers  are  superb���as glorious  in colors and sweet  odors as they are  brief; alive with water fowl, fishes and  insect life.   And these mighty winters,  too, are thrilling and inspiring in their  terrible glorv for a time; but when you  have lived down three months of this  vast white  silence,   as if all earth lay  still and stark dead in her white shroud,  waiting the judgment day, and then find  five  months  still  fronting  you, why,  then you want to go home." ���  Increase Your Business and Make Money  Full Prices.   Correct Selection  HANDLING  Ropes and Tags Furnished Free  Hides,Pelts,Wool5  TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.  Write i  or  IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.  Circular giving Latest Market Prices  NO COMMISSIO  jas. McMillan & co., Inc.    ��������-.  CHARGE.  iNNEAPOLis, Minn.  Not  Lhx  But  Evidently Tut: Lkihik's "ad"  compositor lias not yet recovered from his New Year's  leapt of turkey aud~ to jiidfre  from the way he mixes his  letters. Everybody knows  that NELSON sells  HOUR'S   NEW   SMBLTEK.  5  Sarsaparilla  and everybody SHOULD know  that it is the BEST Blood Purl-  Take a little y urself.  tier  Carlyle    "Will    Soon    Resign*.  W. A. Carlyle is about to resign his  position as provincial mineralogist to  accept the position of general superintendent and consulting mineralogist of  the British American corporation, which  has recently acquired properties in British Columbia and of which Hon. C. H.  Mackintosh is the head in this province.  MARRIED.  In  New Denver, B. C, on Wednesday,  Feb. 2nd, 1S98, at the residence of  the bride's brother, R. I. Kirkwood,  by Rev. Robt. Frew, of Nelson, B.C.,  C. E. Smitheringale to Miss K.D. A.  Kirkwood, both of this town.  IN   JJOULDKK   DISTRICT.  W. M. Davis, a prospector who has  spent a great deal of time in Fort Steele  district, has lately been operating1 in  Boulder district, Idaho, and has brought  in samples of copper-gold ore from the  King Solomon and Mastodon claims,  which he is developing. The properties are located a short distance  south of Bonner's Ferry, and it is the  belief of mining men that the ledges  there are a continuation of the great  Yank leads across the line in Montana.  The Sunday Mining Company is operating a claim adjoining the King  Solomon.   Go to Bourne Bros, for fresh butter,  eggs, ham. bacon and fish of all kinds.  Livingston, Mont.���J. H. Conrad, of  the Montana Coal and Coke company,  at Horr, is arranging for the erection  of a stupendous smelter to he constructed at Horr during the coming season.  The plan for the new smelter as prepared bv Mr. Conrad is an elaborate  one and "when completed will revolutionize the smelting of ores in Montana. It is proposed to run the smelter  in connection with the eokeing plant  now in operation at Horr. The coal  gas which is generated in manufacturing the coke is now allowed to go to  waste and it is the intention of the  builders to utilize this gas in the smelting of ores. There are now 101 coke  ovens in constant operation and as the  demand for the product is rapidly increasing, the company will double the  capacity of the present plant which will  give an abundance of gas to operate  the smelter. The management is confident that the new plant will reduce  ores at a much cheaper rate than ever  before attempted in Montana. This  economical handling of ores will make  it possible to reduce low grade ore  which under the present system it does  not pay to handle. Mr. Conrad states  that $150,000 will be expended on the  plant this season and that work on the  same will begin at an early date.  It's  Funny  To hear some people talk about furniture ��� it's not  strange, though,  wheiTthe quality  of that talked  about is taken into  consideration.  We like to have our gooda talked about.  We're not afraid of criticism.  We give you your money's worth.  We know what your critic is.ni wiil lie.  We want, always to merit it.  The ONLY practical  Port of  THOS. ABR1EL  CUSTOHS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance. Nakusp, B4 C*  J.R.& D. Cameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing  ���:.in the:���  '    ���  -   Latest Style  "    ���    ���: of the : ���  ____      Tailops    flft.  SANDON, B  P, B.C.  AND  Doinir business on Sloean Lake.  Just received, a large consignment of  Men's, Youth's and Boys' Ready Made  Clothing. Prices compatible with the  present financial depression.   WALKER BROS. & BAKER,  New   Furniture Dealers and Kupairei's  Denver's    Undertakers and Kmbiilmers.  N. B.-We have the only practical Undertaker  and Enibalmer rtolnn business in the Sloean.  Has  an  Immense  ;. of   WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for  B. O. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Silverton  Drug  Store#.#r  m,  That they will send no  more to the T. Eaton Co  for Dry Goods and  Furnishings; as the  goods cost much more  when landed in New  Denver; besides, they  are often old and shelf-  worn and they seldom  ���jet what they order.  But-  Different Here  Our fjoods are new and  of the best quality; the'  patterns are of the latest  designs, and, above all,  Our Prices are Right.  N B.���We are offering a fine line of Ladies'  Jackets. Boys' and Men'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.  NOTICE  DITTS BROS., of Silverton, Three Forks and  1 Sondon, having assigned for the benefit of  their creditors, ill 1 accounts due the estate and  not. paid forthwith will be proceeded against in  the courts fo- recovery of same.  Signed��� HOWARD CHAPMAN,  Assignee.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days from date  we will apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate  of West Kootenay for a license to sell liquor at  retail at our hotel in Cariboo City, West Kootenay, B. C. CLEMENS & McDOUOALD.  Cariboo Citv. B. 0.. Feb. r>th. 18W.  No necessity   for  freezing to death  if you have a few  dollars to invest in  this kind of stock.  Call in.  The prices will astonish you.  Masquerade  St.Valentine's Day, l-eb. 14  Will be celebrated by the  Knights of Pythias of  New Denver, by a Grand  Masquerade Ball in  CLEVER'S HALL.  All maskers will be required to raise their  masks at the door, where a competent committee will be stationed. Tickets for Ball, including Supper, ��2.00.   Ladies Free.  Wholesale and Retail  Drugs  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  ->���?  ocan  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  R. O Matheson,  Proprietor,  Silverton,  Offered to the public  are to be found in the  of New Denver  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 tree of charge.  AH 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.  ASL.O MOTEL  Columbia House  Warm,   quiet   and   hard-finished   throughout.  Board by the day. week or  month,  No Bar in connection.  Sixth St., New Denver.  N. C. DINGMAN.  AMOS THOMPSON,  D. MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notary Public  NKW  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry, Eggs, Etc  SHOPS AT  ALL  IMPORTANT  KOOTENAY.  POINTS  IN  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Nakusp,  i a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.

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