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The Ledge Dec 30, 1897

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Array Volume V.   No.  13.  NEW DENVER, B. C, DECEMBER 30, 1897.  Price, $2 00 Year  AFte*'thS BaTT-  Anything the Knights of Pythias in  this tOAvn lend their hands to results in  a general success, and the masquerade  ball given by them in Clever's Hall, on  Christmas Eve, Avas no exception.    It  was the first of the kind ever given in  New '.'Denver, , and   the  sight  was as  pleasant to the eye as the affair was to  the participants.  Upwards of 80 couples  joined in the hilarity, and the costumes  ranged from a "Weary William" to a  n'iediffiATal'knig'ht in very red but shapely nether extremities. lswo of the ladies  honored Tub Ledge by costumes representing the leading paper of Ncav Denver, but the little fairy in white carried  off the honors.   Silverton and the other  neighboring burgs came out in force  and the good folk went home satisfied  The Milhvard orchestra sustained their  well-earned reputation, and furnished  a program of 38 numbers.   C. E. Smitheringale acted as floor manager, and  Mine Host Stege furnished the supper.  C.  F. Nelson,   the retiring Chancellor  Commander,   Avas "surprised"  during  the proceedings   by  being  presented  with a complimentary address and a  Past Chancellor jewel by his brother  Knights, to which he fittingly responded.    The affair wound up at 3:45 with  Auld Lang Syne.  Following Is a partial list of tlie costumes, a complete list being out of the  question:  'LADIES: "'������'���  Christmas dinner in the Slocan a success.  George Henderson said that he had a  very distinct recollection of his first  Christmas dinner in the Slocan. He  was a member of the Carpenter creek  party, which Avas joined late in December,"'91,' by. old Joe Montgomery.  Among the delicacies in Joe's outfit of  grub Avhich lie had prevented from  freezing was a half sack of potatoes,  and Mr. Henderson succeeded in panhandling the old mah out of two of  these. He declared that, he never  tasted anything so delicious in his life  and he would not have swapped them  for tlie finest plum pudding that was  ever made.���Slocan Pioneer.  plaintiff in the case is Mr. R. A. Brown,  the locator  of the Volcanic and Wolverine   mineral    claims.    The    writ  alleges  that  about a year  ago,   Mr.  Manly  introduced  to Mr.  Brown tAvo  men/named Neils Larson and Edward  Blewett, claiming that they were men  of very large capital and experienced  in mining affairs.   He  shortly  afterwards introduced to Mr. Brown Messrs.  W. Shope and H. W. Treat. The plaintiff subsequently entered into a contract  with these four  men to, organize the  Olive Mining Company, with a capital  stock of $20,000,000.    Tlie four men introduced   by   Mayor   Manly were  to  receive stock in tlie Company (presumably   158,000,000   each)   provided   they  performed certain development work",  and erected reduction Avorks.   Manly  is' supposed'to have received a one-  sixteenth . interest in the Company for  introducing the   Eastern millionaires.  A year has elapsed since, the contract  referred to Avas made, but Mr. Manly's  friends have failed to carry out then-  part of the bargain, and Mr. Manly is  now sued for damages, arising, so it is i  alleged, out of misrepresentation. |  Valley. The diggers would not leave,  a battle took place, and the adventurers  were killed almost to a man. Only 27  escaped. Five hundred Chinese Avere  left to garrison the place, and the Sliel-  tuga gold is now dug by the almond-  eve'd subjects of tlie 'Son of Heaven'  only."  >tO(M*HHlllM    For    His    Dogs.  A gentleman who has been engaged  l freighting- in the interior of Alaska  for a number of years with dog teams,  informs the Nanaimo Review that it is  absolutely necessary to have moccasins  for the feet of the canines to protect  them from the snow and ice. The gentleman referred to is preparing to run a  freighting outfit through to Fort Mc-  Kinney in a short time, and besides  moccasins for the feet of his dogs, he  has large fur robes for them to sleep in.  The gentleman treats his canine friends  and servants as if they Avere human  being's, and they show their appreciation of such treatment. l  The C.  cremated.  Premiers as Promoters.  Mrs. Nesbitt, Leixje.  Mrs. Hoyt, Ledoe.-  Mrs. H. "Nelson, Midnight.  Miss Purviance, Fairy Queen.  Mrs. Stege, Carnation Pink.  Miss Harris, Scotch Lassie.  .    Miss Andrews, Jewess.  ,Mrs. Shannon, School Girl.  Miss Todd, School Girl.  Miss Young, Ghost.  Miss Bartlett, Red Cross Nurse.  Miss Mary Bartlett, Red Riding Hood.  Mrs. Clement, Nun.  Mrs. DeMeris, Flower Girl.  UHNTLEMEN.  XV. XV. Bouch, 12th Century Knight,  C. M. Nesbitt, Irish Washerwoman.  Ed. Angrignon, Gentleman.  John Todd,-Dude.  John Angrignon, Fat Man.  C. Heiuze, Weary Walker.  J. Mcintosh, Dusty Roads.  K. Brindle. lfith Centurv Gentleman.  J. English, Sergt. N.W.M.P.  C. Greenlee, Highlander.  Mr. Brown, Coy Young Maiden.  P. Lindquist, Pythian'M. at A  A. McGillivray, Man-o'-Wars Man.  E. Shannon, Senator.  H. Stege, Senator.  Mr. Lipseher, Officer U.K. K. of P.  Mr. Jorand, Guy.  Mr. Jefferson' King of Hearts.  J. H. McKay, Big Baby.  Grant Thorburn, .School Girl.  f. Powers, Gentleman Dude.  Mr. McDonell, Gentleman Farmer.  VV. J. Soaul, Snow-Shoer.  J. Avlwin, Miner.  D. Walker, Miner.  ��IFT   TRKK   TO    THK    CHILDREN.  The good people of tho Presbyterian  churc'i have determined upon giving  the children of the town a gift tree and  entertainment, in their commodious  edifice on Sixth street, on NeAV Year's  night. They have'collected.a goodly  sum towards defraying the expense of  providing a Utile token of this gladsome  season for eacli and every child, and a  capital program has been gotten up under the direction of Mrs. IVlillward. No  admittance fee Avill be charged and  everyone is cordially invited. The fun  will begin at 7:30 o'clock, so come along  In New Zealand, as  in British Columbia, attention has  been attracted to the  undesirable position  ol* members of the  Government, as  Cabinet ministers and  company directors.    During the debate  on  the budget   speech,'Mr.   Rolleston,  formerly leader of the Opposition, moved  an amendment to the effect that it is inconsistent   with" the   principles  which  should guide the admirers of labor in  public affairs that ministers of the Crown  should hold positions as directors and advisers of syndicates and companies carrying on business which is likely to bring  them into   relation   with  departments.  This amendment was chiefly aimed at  the Premier, who  is a member of the  advisory board of the Anglo-Continental  Gold Syndicate, and he at once intimated  he would treat it as   a   direct   want of  confidence in the  Government.   After a  long and bitter debate, the amendment  was negatived by a majority of six.  Several Government supporters voted  for the amendment, and thereby condemned their leader. This provoked the  Minister of Lands to congratulate the  Opposition on the acquisition of the four  members from the Government side of  the House who voted for the amendment  respecting the undesirability of ministers  being connected with public companies.  He further intimated that the Government was pleased to get rid of them, and  said the party was now clensed of impurity.  Commenting on this debate, the Sydney Daily Telegraph says:  "An amendment moved  in the New  Zealand  House   of Representatives the  other day,   which,  although   defeated,  secured a considerable number of votes,  including several  from  the Ministerial  side of the House, was to the effect that  ministers should not be connected with  public companies.   If this   affirmation  had been made under other circumstances���if it had not had a party purpose or  flavor���there is little doubt that it would  have been carried by an  overwhelming  majority.   There has been a great deal  of   discredit  cast   upon   New    Zealand  politics, with or  without reason, of late,  owing to   rumors   and   allegations concerning the participation of ministers of  the Crown in private dealings, whereby  the public interest was supposed to have  suffered.   In the course of the financial  debate justconcluded, a great deal of the  Treasurer's speech was taken up in disproving the' charge   implied by the amendment, that he   and   the  Minister of  Lands had been guilty of fraud.   He was  under   the necessity, evidently,   of  explaining at length his connection  with  the  Anglo-Continental   Syndicate,   and  declaring that the sole duty of the A.d-  In  O  ( ��  < >  1  ��� ��� ���  The Ledge  wishes  !!   That���  The B. C. Government will be thrown  over the dump and one of Avorth installed where it hoav exists.  All the thugs, horse thieves, deadbeats  and villains who do not pay the printer Avi 11 go to Hades and camp there.  The brave pilgrims Avho will advance  to'the Klondike will be enabled to  come back Avith their hair full of  yellow metal.  EArery old Slocan trail blazer will strike  so much prosperity that it Avill make  his eyes bulge out like the sides of an  editor's purse.  0  That��� |  9  The world will have enough to eat and  plenty of time, to read New Denver's  leading paper.  The'milleniuin "will turn up.before summer is over.  The editor Avi 11 have money to hang on  the Avail all the skine as chromos.  All the earth and the Klondike a happy  and delicious time in the newest year  of the age.  Everyone will dig up S2 for this journal,  smiling*!  and without malice.  .V   CHINESK    KLONDIKE.  Riga,  gold fields were.dis-  and bring your youngsters.  THE   pi6NK_.RS'    CHRISTMAS.  William McKfruldiV, of Silverton, who  was in the city tills week,discussing' his  first Christmas in the Slocan with Neil  Gething'., both of Avhom, with George  Anderson, Avere members of the party  that camped on Carpenter creek during  the winter of '91-'92. Thev took dinner  With George Long, Jap King and Ben  Anderson, who occupied one of the adjoining tents that went to make up the  canvass tOAvn. The principle dish was  plum duff, but while both gentlemen  were willing to admit that It Avas good,  neither Avas ready to. assert positively  Avhat it Avas made of. They were certain that there Avere no plums in the  'Camp but knew that there were plenty  ;of beans, and it was the general practice to substitute the latter for anything of Avhich they happened to be  short. However, it wasgood, and they  were, ready   to  pronounce   their  first  visory Board, of which he was a mem  ber, was to deal with matters in dispute  between the local management and the  London beard. This is, at best, a waste  of public time which should not have  been incurred, while at worst it may  leave room for a suspicion that there  may have been substantial grounds for  allegations and rumors which have an injurious influence on the public mind.  Ministers who undertake the work attendant upon the proper management of  a department have as much to do as they  can be expected to attend to. They are  remarkably well paid for their services,  and should regard it as a point of honor  to avoid entering into business relationships which might even seem to be inconsistent with the impartial discharge  of their public duties. The enemies of a  government should not be given the excellent Opening for inuendo which the  connection of any of its members with  syndicates having local business interests to look after, affords."  Mayor Manly Sued for #11)0,000.  A suit has been commenced si'g'&inst  Mr. John A. Manly, Mayor ��{'Grand  Forks, to recover $300,000 '.mintages and  a one-sixteenth interest in fc,he Volcanic and Wolverine mines-, situated  on the North Fork of Kettle feiver, and  Jibout 12 -miles from Grand 'Forks.   The  The present rush to the Klondike  gold fields revives interest in the diggings in the- Sheltuga Valley, Avhose  reputed wealth caused many adventurers to plunge into the little-known  regions of Manchuria. A German-  Russian paper, the Tageblatt,  relates how these  covered, and why the world suddenly  failed to hear any more about them,  The Russian Government, we are told,  did not like the establishment of a  "republic" which attracted Russian  digger. We take the following from  our contemporary's account:���  "In 1S88 a Russian prospector discovered gold in the Sheltuga Valley in  Northern Manchuria. He told an engineer named Lebedkin of his discovery, and the latter started. Avith a party  of "workmen to exploit the rich mines.  He was, however, an intemperate man,  and died of alcoholism,. The men, left  to themselves, began to work the mines  on their oavit account. The news of the  wealth of Sheltuga soon was told in the  countries watered by the Amur and in  Transbaikalia, and" thousands of men  started for the new Eldorado. Among  them were adventurers from all parts  of the world���Americans, Germans,  Frenchmen, Englishmen���altogether  some 12,000 men gathered there in 1895,  among them-about 509 Chinese. Drunk-1  enness. immorality, robbery, and murder reigned supreme At last the.  diggers "got.tired of anarchy, and elected an energetic, honest, but A'ery strict  man as their head, forming' a little  republic for the purpose. The gold-  bearing- country Avas divided into five  districts; for each the newly elected  dictator appointed a chief. "His laws  were !extremely draconic. Theft Avas  punished by 500 blows Avith a cat-o'-  nino-tails studded with nails���hence  the culprit always died under the lash.  "' ' '   importing  lewd  Avomen  CHARGED    WITH    MANSLAUGHTKR.  The case of the man, Albert Aston,  avIio was found badly frozen at South  Fork a Aveek ago,and died shortly afterward, has developed into a case for the  courts by the Arerdict of the coroner's  jury. This verdict was to the effect  that Ashton came to his death by exposure, aggravated by assault at the  hands of Charles Borene, proprietor of  the Victoria hotel at Whitewater.  The evidence before the coroner's  jury went to sIioav that Ashton Avas owing the hotel for board, and that just  before leaving- there had been a rough  and tumble fight between him and the  proprietor, Avhich had been carried out  into the snow. Ashton after the row  started off Avith a companion to walk to  Kaslo. A'post mortem examination did  not reveal any sign of internal injury.  Borene's bail was fixed at 812,000, and  the preliminary trial Avill be heard this  week.  P. R. steamer Nakusp was  last Friday morning while  lying at the dock in Arrowhead. The  cause of the fire is unknown. The  flames spread with such great rapidity  that it was difficult to save anything,  and tin; officers and men on board barely escaped with their lives. The steamer is a total loss. . In addition to the  loss of the vessel there were four cars  of merchandise on board that were also  destroyed.   These'consisted  of a car of  bran, one of oats, one of hay and one; of  general merchandise.  .   The steamer Nakusp has been an unlucky one.   The machinery that was in  her formerly belonged to the steamer*  Columbia, owned  by the Columbia &.  Kootenay Steam Navigation company,  The Columbia was burned on the Columbia   river, opposite   Say ward,   on  August 2, 189:1.    The machinery, which  Avas not seriously injured, owing to the  fact that it was located Ioav down in the  hold,  was raised;   When  the Nakusp  was built in May, 1895,by-the Kootenay  Steam Navigation company at a cost of  SH5.000, the machinery from the Columbia   was   placed'in   her.      When ' the  Columbia k, Kootenay Navigation company was absorbed   by  the Canadian  Pacific Raihvay company, nine months  since, the Nakusp,'with the other assets  of the former company, passed into the  hands of the latter.    Last summer the  Nakusp Avas so unfortunate as to run  aground ion   the Kootenay  bar at the.  rapids, and remained there for a couple  of months, and it cost the sum of ��7,000  to float her again.  contained in galena ores, deduct 1%  cent per pound import duty, though  they keep our ores in bond until they  have been used to flux the dry ores of  the States and shipped but of the country in the form of bullion, and, as if that  were not sufficient imposition on the  miners of British Columbia, Only allow  for 90 per cent, of lead consignments.  We are thus forced to pay duty on 10  per cent, of lead that is shipper to the  United States smelters for which we receive absolutely nothing. So far as the  railway charges are concerned, we are  compelled to pay extortinate rates for  the reason that' the C. P. R. and the  American railways, which control the.  situation, object to the loss of the long  haul.  There is   but one  remedy for this deT  cidedly   disastrous   condition of  affairs.  Means must be brought to bear on the:  situation by which silver-lead smelters,'  will be protected and encouraged to a  sufficient extent to make this country  independent of United States smelters  and United States markets.���Miner.  SLOCAN  MIXING  NOTES.  ong, oH feet  The Nakusp was 171 feet  .beam,and had a carrying capacity of .'-300  tons.   She Avas a three decker.    The  saloon deck had 17 staterooms, a parlor  18x44 feet, a dining- room 17xi38 feet,and  a smoking room 17x&l feet.    The main  deck had room for L5 carloads of freight  She was supplied with  two  marine'engines, 20-inch bore and six foot stroke,  which indicates under full pressure 800  horse   power.     She   had   three steam  pumps, a double steam  capstan and a  tine electric light plant, running VM incandescent lights, two search lights and  one boom light.  The   Fidelity Leased.  A   Cloomy   View,  New  v the  York-  Rev. Egerton R.  Men.  causrht  received 400 blows Avith a cane. Two  hundred blows Avere ! administered for  disturbing* the camp at night, 100 blows  for drunkenness. Thirty men were  hanged at the dictators orders on the  first day of his term, and for two Weeks  the cat-o'-nine-taiis never rested. After  that the camp Avas as orderly ��<s a Sunday  school picnic. All those who felt that a  community where order is Maintained  did Hot suit them left for pastures new,  and there was every hope that the  littje republic Avould prosper. But the  Russian Government did -not like it.  The Russian Avorkmen ra��i away from  the Government inines.and the Government did not receive its usual amount  of precious metals. Russia, therefore,  induced the Chinese Government to  break up the republic, which had been  established without the knowledge and  consent of the mandarins. A force of  2,000 horsemen-find l.Oi'H) infantry, with  two  gnus. A\ras  sent  ro   the.   Sheltuga  Klondike was mentioned  Young, of.Toronto, a noted missionary to the Indians, in a talk at a meeting of Baptist  ministers. He has traA-ellcd for weeks  in the depth of winter, sleeping out of  doors, Avith ' he thermometer often at 50  degrees below zero. He said : "If any  of your friends have the Klondike fever,  try to cure them of it. Three-fourths or  the men up there now must perish be-,  fore next July  they cannot" save these men, The  journey Avould take 40 days, and four  dogs can haul GOO pounds. But each  clog must have 10 pounds of food a day.  In only 10 days, therefore the dogs  would eat 100 pounds, and tho driver  would eat the rest,'*  Ben Kueebone has leased the Fidelity  on the development plan. He will sink  a double compartment shaft <>0 feet and  then drift for two hundred into the big  bluff close to .this property. He will do  no stopihg, and for his pay receives the  ore taken out in doing the above work.  The Fidelity ships 20 tons to the Kaslo  sampler this Aveek.  Tim   Craeker.jaek.  The owners of the  Fidelity  also  own  the Crackerjack, a claim   lying  between  the Frisco and  Fidelity.    The  ledge on  this property is very wide, and assays on  the surface have returned 28 ounces in  silver.    A trail and cabins are to be built  this week and an  open  cut commenced  The Ethel, near Trout  lake has been  sold to mi English company for ��75,000.  ^Smelters at Rosebery, Nakusp and  Kaslo in the near future are prophesied  by the wiseacres.  Several concentrators are in the prospective on Four Mile and in the neigh-  hood of-Silverton:  After next Saturday most of the cheap  companies in B. 0. will be wiped out. as  most of them will not pav the fees required by law. This is 'a blessing to  legitimate mining.  There are 700 miners and men employed in 2(5 mines and prospects that are  being* worked around Rossland. About  double that number are working in the  Slocan this winter.  Twenty men are employed on the  Vancouver, Four Mile, and'a like force  is put to work on the Thompson this  week. The Vancouver will ship ,350  tons of ore a week hereafter.  The Ruth No. 2 Mining Co., Ltd., last  week purchased of A. B. Railton, Spokane, Wash., the 'mineral- claim  Dorothy, situated about 2,500 feet Avest  of the Ruth mine and adjoining the  Badger State. The property was located in L8H5 by D. C. Clark. ' Five, thousand was the price paid.  Crow's   Nest  Slavery.  on top of the  bluff.    Six  velop the claim all winter,  men  will   de-  Tlio Winnipeg Tribune under the  above heading gives an account of the  way in which the laborers on Ci-oav's  Nest pass raihvay haAre been dealt with  by the management. According to the  Tribune it is a record of broken contracts and hardships suffered that are a  disgrace to a civilized country. But then  a company can build railways moi*''.  cheaply-than a government.'This is  the wav thev do it.  Two   Cent   Postage  The      Rosebery    Sampler.-  The British Colombia    Ore   Sampling  Dogs are all right, but   Co. are calling   tor tenders to clear site  for their sampler at Uosebery. Tenders  aro to be sent not later than Friday of  this week to A. M. Beattie, who is acting for the company.  It is imposiblc to verify the, report as  I yet. but it is practically certain that  | (lie postmaster-general Avill propose tbe  j abolition of free postage for newspapers  | and the reduction of the letter rate to  ; two cents at the approaching session of  j the Dominion parliament.  Night Air.  "Postal   Kutes   for  Canada,  Hon, Mr. Mulock, Postmaster-General, has decided to adopt the postal note  system in vogue in the United King-  ���d-om. The system Avill come into operation on July 1st, 1898. Paper notes,  Avill be printed in thin linen paper of  the following denominations : Twenty,  twenty-five, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty,  seventy, eighty, and ninety cents: one  dollar, one dollar and a half, four and  five dollars. The cost of purchasing  them will be one cent each up to forty  cents, tAvo cents between that figure  and 82.50-, and three cents each for all  above that. The postal notes will replace the post office money orders for  the transmission o[ all small sums  through the post. The postal notes Avill  be a great convenience and will do  away with the. payment of small -accounts in postage stamps. No identification will be 'necessary to pay postal  notes, presentation being all that is  .riccessarv to secure navnient.  The Kootenay Silver-Lead    ludusfry  The present necessity on the partof  the silver-lead mine owners of Kootenay  to ship their ores to distant foreign  smelters is beginning to gall, and the  mine operators of the Slocan seem to he  anxious to devise some way by which  they may protect themselves from  extortions of tlie lead trust, the rapacity  of the American smelters,the outrageous  import duty on lead ores imposed by the  United States, and the systematic bleeding that they arc subjected to by the  ridiculously high freight rates of the  railways.  The"lead trust of tlie United States  jirbitrarly fixes the price of lead, and it  is therefore impossible for the smelters  of that country to pay better prices for  the ore that they purchase. On shipments of lead ore to the Swansea (England) smelter, full credit is given for  consignments, but the case is different  Avith the customs smelters of the United  States. Tiie latter make excessive  charges   for  moisture,   supposed   to be  An extraordinary fallacy is the dread  | of night air. What air can we breathe  j at night but night air'.' The choice is  ' between pure night air from without  I and foul air from within. Many people  | prefer the latter���an unaccountable  j choice. What will they say if it is  j proved to be true that one-half of all the  j diseases we suffer from are occasioned  : by people sleeping with windows shut?  j An open window, most nights in the  the j year, can never hurt any one.    In  great  cities night air is often the purest and  best to be had in the twenty-four hours.  J could better understand shutting tbe  windows in town during the day than  during the night, for the sake of the  sick. The absence of smoke, the quiet,  all tend to make night the best time for  airing the patient. One of our highest  medical authorities on consumption and  climate has told me that the air of London is never so good us after ten o'clock  ;it night. Always air your room, then,  from the outside air if possible. Windows are made to open, doors are made  to shut���a truth which seems extremely  difficult of apprehension. Kvery room  must be aired from without, every passage from within.���Sanitarv World. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 30, 1897.  Fifth Year  WHEN    VOI  WERE    iilKI,  WAS    JOE.  A N I>    I  When vmi were Bill and 1 ��;is Joe,  Jn !><>v)i<hj<]'> (lavs, lony.louj? ;igo,  We did in it know that field ;iu<l sne.uti  And fowl and drink and air just teem  With Mule wi-rfjlin}?, frawliiifrtliiiiy.'--.  That gr.t around. Sims lef^s or wings.  A nd every day fjet mixed ui> in , ���  Si urn; ]i'.��rti<��rt of us'neath the skin.  Assisting us aloft to rlsc  To mansion* far above tlie skies.  Xuuglit of bacteria did we know,  Wlien you were Bill and I was Joe.  We drank when thirsty from the broot  Or where some siirini;, iii shady nook,  ...Poured out its crystal waters cool ;  Or, both these wanting, from some pmil  That stood beside the dusty road,  Of countless jiollywog's th' abode.  Naught of baeciUi then knew we-  Strangers were they to you aud me.  And when we felt the pangs of thirst  We drank till we were tit to burst  Of any old thing that was wet,  And���strange to sav��� we're living yet  I wonder now we didn't die  As 1 recall those days gone by !  AVc surely must have stowed away  Scores of'bacteria each day.  1'erehance immunity we owe  To this fuel.:   That we didn't go  'Round wondering if we hadn't got  A bug in some most vital snot.  Xiiugnt of bacteria did we know  When you were Bill and I was .Joe.  But now the doctors tell us this :  A pretty maid you may not kiss,  Lest on*her lips so'rosy red  Some germ destructive has its bed.  Hand must not clasp with hand again.  And all men henceforth must refrain  From showing In this way their love,  Unless protected by a glove.  Each book must disinfected l>e  Before 'twill do for you or ine  To take away.   Beware of it  best Death within its naues sit.  Jf things keep on much longer so.  He.ran his hand in his pocket and  proffered the tramp a dime, 'but before  it,could be accepted the other felloAv interposed.  ���"Say," he said, "let's do the good  Samaritan and set Hobo up to a good  drink."  The other hilariously consented, and  the tramp .slouched into the saloon at  the heels of the two gilded youths. The  barkeeper set before theni glasses and  liquors, and with a hand that shook the  tramp poured out a brimming glass and  raised, it to his lips.  .���'Stop,"'cried one of the young men  drunkenly. "make us a speech. Its  poor liquor that doesn't unloosen a  man's tongue."  The tramp hastily swallowed down  the drink,and as the rich liquor coursed  through his blood he straightened himself and stood before them with a grace  his rags and dirt  THE    ORINOCO    MINES.  South America is to become the great  source of supply for tlie blast furnaces  and steel mills of England, if the reports of James Ii]. York, a well-known  north-western iron man and member of  the British Iron aud Steel Institute, arc  correct.      ,  Mr. York has been for a number of  years interested in iron making on Lake  "Superior, at DuJuth and Ashland, and  a year or more ago became interested  in' a project for mining ore on the  Orinoco concession of the Faribault  company that has obtained title to  14,000,0000 acres of rich lands along  the lower Orinoco" river in Venezuela. He went to Venezuela, and investigated the deposits of iron there,  bringing samples of ore to New York  and carrying both samples and assays  to England," As .a result the Orinoco  Iron Company was formed by a number  of New York'men, and a lease made by  whic'i they control vast deposits on the  Orinoco river. They are obliged to  mine not less than 500,000 tons a year,  and they pay a royalty for every ton.  Not long ago Mr. York and his associates went to England and made sales  of their ore to the amount of nearly the  probable output of the mines for a long  term of years, and shortly the}' will saii  from New York for the Orinoco river to  set in motion the mines there. Those  who go arc Messrs. York, A. R, Roeder  and -Benoni Lockwood of New York,  and .1. L. Washburn of Duluth, attorney for the company. It is credibly  stated that the company's annual sales  ..in Europe will amount to more than  750,000 tons and will soon reach a  quantity more than double that, providing there is no unexpected obstacle,  and that a profit of over -SI a ton can be  confidently looked for.  The resources of these mines are  probably not equalled on the globe.  The exploring party sent out by the  concessionaries a year or more ago  found, six miles back of the river, at  the little village of Santa Cetalina, a  body of ore exposed aboAre the surface  for a length of 21- and U miles wide. It  rose 000 feet above the surrounding  surface and seemed to be iron solid  from the ground up, and of unknown  extent beneath the ground. It is estimated that there is in the exposed  portion of the deposit not less than  2,000,000,000 tons of ore. and it will not  be necessary to mine it, but the whole  amount can be quarried from the surface. As it lies but six miles from a  point that can be readied by open  steamships,hoth mining and transportation will be at exceedingly small cost.  The ore is a large-grained specular  hematite, and avera^*es,so far as known,  above67 per cent, metallic iron and so  Ioav in phosporus that it will be most  desirable. It is claimed by those, who  have seen and tested it, to'be the finest  ore in the world, not excepting that  from the mines of Sweden.  The bessemer ores of England are  about exhausted,and those of the Bilboa  district of Spain, from which England  draws much of her supply, are growing  less and less, and their end is in sight.  There is a present demand in England  for not less than 3,000,000 tons a year of  such ore as can be mined on this concession at prices that will permit the  concessionaries in Orinoco to make a  profit of about SI. per ton. With an  abundance of such ores it may be possible, for the English manufacturers to  retain a hold on their home market,  Avhich now seems to be -slipping from  their grasp, into that of the Americans.  At any rate, they are going to try the  ores to the extent of millions of dollars'  worth annually. Tt is expected that the  first cargoes will be shipped early in the.  coming sprinn*.  and dignity that all  could not obscure.  ���'Gentleman,"   he   said,   'T  look tonight at you and at myself, and it seems  to me I look upon the picture of my lost  manhood.   This bloated face was once  as young and handsome as yours.  This  shambling figure once walked as proudly as yours, a man  in a world of men.  I, too, once had home and friends and  position.   I had a wife as beautiful as  an artist's dream,  and  I dropped the  priceless pearl of her honor and respect  in the Avine cup, and, Cleopatralike,  saw it dissolve, and quaffed it down in  the brimming draught.   I had children  as sweet and   lovely as the floAvers of  spring, and  I   saw "them  fade and die  under the blighting curse of a drunkard  father.    I had a home where love lit  the flame upon the altar and ministered  before it, and I put out the holy lire,  and darkness and desolation reigned in  its stead.    I had aspirations and ambition that soarod as nigh as the morning  star, and  I   broke   and bruised, their  beautiful wings, and, at last, strangled  them  that I   might   be tortured  with  their cries no more.    To-day I am a  husband Avithout a wife, a father with-  out a child, a  tramp  with  no home to  call his own,  a   man   in  Avhom every  good impulse is dead.   All,-all swallow-,  cd tip in the maelstrom of drink."  The tramp ceased speaking, the glass  fell from his nerveless fingers and  shivered into a thousand fragments on  the floor. The swinging doors pushed  open and shut to again, and when the  little group about the bar looked up the  tramp was gone.  FORTUNATE   TBEA.CHKBY.  WOMEX'S    SPHERE.  engaged to a girl back home,  missioned mo to look  "Yes," said the veteran business man  with a glad smile, "Dick and I are like  brothers; but I thought once that we  Avere destined to be deadly enemies."  "A fact nevertheless. We grew up  together and were , never perfectly  happy when apart. He was a class  ahead of ine in college and engaged to  a girl in the college toAvn.  while I was  He coin-  after his girl that  year and T returned the confidence by-  asking* him to call upon mine whenever  lie could. -Without going into details,  talking about the betrayal of a sacred  trust, or philosophising upon the follies  of youth, T fell desperately in love Avitli  his'girl, she reciprocated and we became engaged. You can imagine how  difficult it was for me to meet him, and  it became doubly hard when I saw him  with melancholy countenance and depressed air. He took my hand reluctantly, looking* past me instead of into  my eyes, and only gathered himself up  Aviieii I blurted out that I supposed our  friendship was at an end.  "'I suppose it must be so. Tom,' he  said in a choked voice. 'I feel like a  traitor and a sneak, but I couldn't help  it.   She's so���'  '"What the deuce arc you talking  about, Dick? I'm the guilty party.  You left her in my care and I rewarded  you by winning* her. It was contemptible, but it was fate.'  "Dick's face, beamed all over as he  Avruug both my hands and then let out  a whoop that brought a policeman to  the spot. He had 'served ine just as I  had served him : but you sec what a  tragical affair it would have been had  either of us proved faithful."  They talk.about a woman's sphere,  As though it had a limit ;  There's not a place iu earth or heaven,  There's not a task, to mankind given,  There's not a blessing, or a woe,  There's not a whisper, yes or no.  There's not a life of death or birth.  That has a father's weight or worth,  AVithout a woman in it.  L-ist and best of God's creations,  Builder, strength, and hope of nations.  Whose name has decked all history's pages,  Mother of warriors, martyrs, sages,  With voice so full, of music's cadence,  And eye that beams with Heaven's radiance,  And touch that soothes, when pain around us.  So gentle, loving, sweet, forgiving;  Made to love, in love believing. i\  So strong in others'tribulation���  To thee I bow in adoration���  Thou blending of divine and human���  Noble woman !  He   Wanted    Clothes.  "Well, yes, I should say so," remarked one of  the  most prominent  women  physicians to a reporter. "A woman  doctor certainly does have some funny  experiences. My latest one happened  this week, and it is too good to keep."  "The servant had gone out for the  evening and I bad to answer the door  Frieuds of the family were spending an  hour or so with us, and we were having  a merry time when the bell rang.  "I went to the door and opened it.  There stood a man, ill dressed and ragged, but with a fairly good face. Thinking that it was, very possibly, the husband of one of my needy patients; I asked him what he wanted. When he  replied that he wished to see the doctor  I questioned him to make sure there was  no mistake as to what doctor it was he  wished to see.  "After glancing at my sign, which,  unfortunately, was but dimly lighted  from a street lamp across the way, he  said, 'Dr. ���,' giving the name most  prominent thereon. Feeling certain that  everything was all right,' I. answered  with cordiality, T ani Dr. .'  "The man seemed much confused.  'Ob! Ahem! Ah!' he stammered. It  seemed as though ho could not rise to  the occasion. Making a desperate effort  and. having in mind the request he  originally intended to make, he blurted  out, with a red face: 'I wanted to know  if the doctor could help me out with a  shirt or a pair of pants.    I've   been out  of work,  and -.'     Here he   stopped,  unable to get any farther, for evidently  he had remembered that 'the doctor'  was a woman.  "When I, after looking him over, told  him that I thought I had none that  would do, be turned and fled, but I  thought I could see his shoulders shaking in the gloom.  Xatioiiali'/.atioii   of   Railways.  Increase Your Business and Make Money  Full Prices.   Correct Selection  HANDLING  Ropes and Tags Furnished Free  Hides, Pelts, Wool,  TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.  Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices  IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.  JAS. MCMILLAN & CO.,  NO COMMISSION CHARGES.  200-212 FIRST AVE. NORTH.  me.     Minneapolis, Minn.  Rosebery  The northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.  safe harbor north of  Dn'teefciiifj a  Tl��i��f !>y SmoU.  Tins    r>IU'N'KAIM>'S    SKItWOS.  It was n'rowiiiL:' late. The tide of  humanity that earlier in tlie evening  had ebbed, and flowed Ihron^h the  streets of the ATi-eat city had swept onward, leaving* the strange and almost  appaling sense, of desolation thai, ennies  when the noises ofthe town are hushed.  The electric 'lights flared unnoticed on  the corners: the street cars pa-;-*ed at  further intervals.- now and then a  niirht worker lnu ried by  ringing mit loud and rle;  nes-. At the, front of ���''  lights shone, out in*!.__��� 111 au<  the, pa veiuent. stood a ! r.-i  i\-!'.r_*ed. dirty. disgusting  with envious eyes the men  in and out through ihe swinging d iors.  andlhe.u he turned hi������ eyes toward-*  two young fellows iu evening dress:  who wore eouiing down Ihe street to-  riie.y had been drinking  they stopped before the  and   looked  curiously   at  Abyssinia, thu oldest monarchy in .the  world, had much the same go ver. un ont,  laws and customs three thousand years  ago that it has now One of the most  curious of these is that of "thief-smell  ing* "  When a robbery has been committed  and is reported to'the Lebashi, who answers to the Chief of Detectives in New  York, he compels one of his subordinates to drink a decoction made from a  plant which throws him into a state of  something* like that produced by hashish or opium-smoking before the stupor.  While thus intoxicated the detective is  supposed to have a supernatural power  of smelling thieves. The method of  utilizing this power, described by the  Abyssinian traveller, Dr. Krapp. consists of tying a stout rope around the  detective's waist allowing him to crawl  up and down the village street, tin: free  and of tlie rope, being  held' in the hand  of the  jc.bashi.  his lootstc.ps  r in the still-  salnoll   who<a-  ruddy across  nip.   iinslrirn.  lie wnirhed  Whenever the thief-smeller enters a  house its master is at once convicted nf  the. theft without further evidence. The  person who has been robbed is sent for  and made to swear to the. value nf the  stolen property, and this value mu-t be  paid at once by the owner of t he house ,  to which the scent has led the aide detective.  The. system has its. disadvantages.but .  perhaps with the right sort of a Lehashi  holding the, free end of the. rope that is  tied around the thief-smeller's waist it  will work as well on tl.e whole as ivlaf-i  ed methods of detecting do in New  York.  Kxl'.r:iori] hi.'i r,v   Ant <<| uii y.  really   hoc  n    Victoria  -i,  r  IS'-  1(1  ward   hi in.  deeply,   and  saloon   door  hint.  "Ry Jove.,  a thirst like  an  old  ;      He-   It  that Ouo.<  thai. '  She��� As  Me���Why. as  She ��� I low old  lie-It doesn't  an    article   here  about Virion.*!. I  ill t     Si  ean  ���in   po.-  I.o as  (  suit.  Id af  XV. Wilson of the British Railway  Nationalization League, writes to the  press as follows.  Several letters have reached me from  Canada desiring me to write on this  question. Events are proving that soon  every civilized country will have state  railways because unified control increases  transit while diminishing the cost.  Iu Canada, where nearly one-fourth of  the public debt arises from subsidies to  railways, where Grand Trunk guaranteed  and preference shares pay nil with all  their state help, is beyond doubt. Had  the Dominion Government made the  Crow's Nest line, taken over the Drtim-  mon'd county and Intercolonial railways,  connected them to the Grand Trunk,  they would have safeguarded the people  from combination against them by the  Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific, and  paved the way to the acquisition of these  big monopolies.  A public society is very desirable,  therefore, to point out such advantages  as the following specimens of state railways in British colonies amply prove:  The New South Wales State Railway  returns to hand for 1896-7 show total  earnings ��3,321,437: net earnings, ��1,-  471,33S; capital expended, ��88,921,875.  South Australia for the same year paid  3.21 per cent, on total 'capital, with interest to pay afterwards on borrowed  capital. Tasmanian railways saved in  1891 ��3S0,542 by reducing rates fally two-  thirds, a capitalised gain of ��9,514,300,  exceeding the total public debt by ��2,-  000,000, without net receipts from railway working. New Zealand state  railways, 1894-5, yielded profit of ��139,-  793, and with balance from proceeding  year, ��290,238, gave a surplus of ��430,-  041. Tbe New" South Wales railways  gave 9572 free passes to miners in 1894.  The New Zealand state railways carry  childred to and from school free. Their  lines now pay, but did not under companies. State lines are thus more democratic ,-tlian company lines. The  unemployed problem is practically solved  in that colony by arbitration boards and  Government dealing direct with workmen. Cape railways for 1890 yielded a  clear profit of 2.19 per cent. Ceylon  lailways pay about the same. Indian  railways, 5 per cent. Belgian state lines,  4.43 per cent. German, 5 per cent. Austrian, 4 per cent. State railways enable  the public to travel 1000 miles in Aus-  ! tralia, first class, for 26s; in Denmark,  ; 1079 for 7s 3d, third class: in Hungary,  \ 450 for (is 8d.  Let   Canada  give   ��150   Government  i stock for every ��101)   of   railway  stock,  ,'and the   transfer  with  all its  blessings  will follow with   satisfaction   to  all   and  i'lio interest or taxation.  The train ran off the track and plunged down a steep embankment.  Kngine, baggage, car. coaches and  sleepers were jumbled iu one awful  mass.  The groans of the injured passengers  rent the air.  It was frightful.'  .Jones, the world-renowned halfback,  partially invoke  Three passenger cars wcvr piled on  lop of him.  A piece of pipe was coiled around his  neck'.  ��� The rim of one nf the great driving  wheels of the engine rested on his face.  His legs wcrv pinned down by ai  heavy beam.  A piliowhad been forced against his  us-ml h ami nose, making it impossible.  I'"!- him I o breathe.  Rosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring  their families.  Rosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and. are selling fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  # '"    '  Rosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOflS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  J.R.&RGa merer?  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing*  ���: in the: ���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the : ���  Tailors    Apt.     |||  Sh��Ps ��_. THftEE FORKS & SANDON.  �� cash;  balance three and six  Terms,  months  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent  &&&&  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.,  LOWEST PRICES.  New Denver, B. C  /^/^/^/^^/tB/��^/^^/��/��^^^^^/��/^^^/^^^  The  9.    *  ||NEW DENVER, B.C. gfe  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  The Jeb-  room  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Conifortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against lire. Rates ��2.50  and %o per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  . Proprietors.  *teL  The Ledge  Is the finest west ofthe Red River   The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in'Kootenay, and can do  finer work than any print shop  west of Lake Superior...........  .. There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered.    The   Ledge  is  IS   U'll.'ll   1  ���>M ;p; i*hi-  I i- lii;ii y  e\a<*vlv >  cntir.i'<-(!  i. (':."���-I!  Ilr-  iinns  in!  U  !>������  "   '.S. .Mill I  i inl willi  in  pri  in i  Ir-I'ni  inn'.  Hue   i'net..'  i  ('.'<������*ner  re  ���I.-  l';uvA'.'l!'s   u'nwi:  'said one."think of iiavinir  Unit,   anil not the. price, of  (inirnislier in your pne"  antaliis all to pieces, e.h .-  Iiqiioi  drink  everywhere  and  not ;i <  lie���And   so   Mi.-  cosf s^oo:-'  She.��� Yes; if was made in Paris.  He���By .Jove,!    1 Wonder   how  much  she. would have had to pay   if the tiling*  irop to j had heen made to cover her all the way  ! niy i  !'('i|-  L  wa v  rhai  ���wnc*  I'li-cill'  . at  h  low   many  down, hov  .vere  I ried  i.'s hand  and at last  laii'l.iack. v,'  arniiiid   in  sse.d   against   his  'ain to move.  if work njinn  ones. the. world-  is lira^'ed out.  a dazed sort   of  By  sendii  Ig  10  een  ts  to Tiie  Js_W/  &g  NftT  :��� J>  You cai  olif.'i iii ������  .���.:i::pj,  ���ti: corr  :-ci  Cai  ���Me's  lower than any.  blacksmiths employed,  ders by mail,  express,  pack train   ���1  .M  No Chinese or  Send or-  freignt or  7<fi  wen  i  rescuers,  van I  ne as  < did  ;e<l:  we.  ^'am  on  ,eport  >n  ;et.     Beats  v     Liquor.  An  lower  N (������ w  to :-ia'  immense assortment ol furniture  than Coast   )>riees.   at Crowley's  Denver.    Krci.ynt  j>aid  on order  m and all Slocan points.  i<  Laundry business to sell or rent. Good  paving concern. Contents and house  will he sold cheaji for cash. Also, a new  Sincre.r   sewing    machine. Apply   at  Laundry, (jmblie wharf.)  bi  W,yW7',m^imr'W7"w     If you are in the Slocan  metropolis call   in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pujo, or allow the cyclone  caused by our fast cylinder press to blow your plug hat out ot the  rear tunnel.       Come in folks when you have any job printing to  and we   will  give you a  profitable'solution of your trouble.     Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  ra do, or cash fchar, is too heavy to carry,  I  r  g 5-.-_g*__BiE-__-^-_cgana<  *. i mi: u.u.-j_ual_ t*  IT  Nelson, B. C.  A-i-'f--*-.  Merchant Tailor.  Ti  Full Line  of Suitings and  ���ouserhiG's a)iwavs on hand.  EL  fr-"  t  /  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C. Fifth Yeae.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 30, 1897.  3  JKST"   'FORE    CHMSTMAS.  Father calls me Williiirn, sister calls me Will  Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me  Bill! ,  Mighty glad I ain't a girl���ruther '-e a boy,  Without them sashes, curls, an'things that's worn  by Fauntleroy! ...  Love to chawnk green apples an' go swiminni' in  the lake��� .,,,,'  Hate to take the castor-ile they give for belly  ache! ,  'Most all the time, the whole year round, there  ain't no flies on me,  But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as Rood as I km be!  Got ityeller'dog named Sixjrt, sick him on the  cat:  First thinp she knowns she doesn't know where  she is at!  Got a clipper sled, an' when us kids goes out to  slide, .  ,     ,  'Long comes the grocery cart, an' we all hook a  ride!  But sometimes when the grocery man is worrited an'erossi  He reaches at us with his whip, an'larrups up  his boss  An' then I Iatf and holler, "O,  ye never teehed  me!"  But jest 'fo.ie Christmas I'm as good as 1 kin be!  Gran'ma says she hopes that when I get to be  a maiv ,       ,,  I'll be a missionarer like her oldest brother, Dan,  As was et up by cannibuls that lives in Ceylon's  Isle! ',���,".  Where every prospo.ck pleases, an'on'y man is  vile! -,_.,',  Bnt gran'ma she lias never been to see a Wild  West show.  Nor read the life of Daniel Boone, or else I guess  she'd know  That Buff'lo Bill an' cowboys is good enough  for ine! ,  Kxcep' jest 'for Christmas, when   I'm  good as 1  kin lie!  An'then old Sport lie bangs around so solemn-  like an'still.  His eves thev seem a-sayin': "What's tlie matter,  . little llill?"  The old cat sneaks down off her perch an'wonders what's become  Of thein t jvo enemies of hern that used to make  things hum! .  But I am so perlite an' tend so oarnestly to biz!  That mother says to father: "How improved  our Willie is!" .  Hut father, havin' been a boy hisselt, suspicions  me '  When, jest 'lore Christmas, I'm as good as I  kin be!  For Christinas, with its lots an ' lots ol"candles.  cakes, an' toys,  Was made-?they say, for proper kids an' not lor  naughty "boys: ,    .       ,    .   .  So wash yer face an* bresh yer hair an' mind yer  p's an' q's, ,  ,    ,  An' don't bust, out yer pantaloons, and don't, wear  out yer shoes: o  Say '.Yessum" to the ladies, and ��������� Yessur" to the  men, '  An'when they's company, don't pass yer plate  for pie again;  ���But, tliinkin' of the things yer'd like to see upon  " that tree,  Jesi Tore Christmas be as good as yer kin be.!  faintlv: "What-was it?" "A ��� foul-  only a'foul." "Good heavens," said he,  "1 thought it.was a mule."  ���'Madam," said a Cleveland tramp the  other day, "behold a scholar and a gentleman, hi the classics I always carried  off all the honors of my class. In  Cresar���"  ':Are you familiar with Caisar ?"  "Intimately, ma'am."  "Then if you will cross the Rubicon  into the back yard you will find the saw  lying by the woodpile."  " "Madam, My Ctesar is a revised version. I give a new and improved reading of the familiar text. When I reach  that epigrammatic passage, 'I came, I  saw, I conquered,'invariably I omit the  'saw.'   Good-day, ma'am."  A SURPKISED SHARK.  A HINDOO WITH A ROPE PROVED TOO  MUCH   FOR  HIM.  A Swimming Contest In Which the *Han  .Surpassed the Fish���A Thrilling Scene,  I'pon Which an Immense ThroBBT of  I'eople Looked With Varying Emotions.  Ill |  II 111  HUM  III  ii  . i  1 III  || i  ll 1  1 ||  I i  II  ! II  Has aii  Immense  Stock of ���-. . -  ?rckrnSs frorp fife        $}  Two little brothers,aged respectively  four and six years old, fell in with a  stray kitten, which, suffering by the  hands of some cruel person, .had of its  tail scarcely half an inch remaining.  "Poor little'kitten," said the younger  bov. "Who has cut off its tail ? I wonder if it will grow again*? To which  the elder gravely remarked, "Of course  it will !��� Don't vou see that the root is  there?"  Dora���.lack, who was that lady with  your father? I didn't know you had a  'sister.  Jack���Oh,   that   one   isn't   a   sister.  . That's father's step-wife !  Phyllis accidentally discovered a doll  that ' her mother lnid concealed in a  trunk in readiness for the little lady's  birthday,. The following day at dinner  she surprised the family by remarking:  "I'm trying so hard to forget something  1 want to remember that 1 don't feel  very hungry."  fellow came to London,  came suddenly out of a  house and furiously ran at him. The  fellow stooped to take up a stone to cast  at'the dog, and finding them all fast  rammed or paved in the groud, quoth  he: What strange country am I in;  where the people the up the stones, and  Jet .the do��*s loose?  Little .Johnny Steeter; who had only  seen four short summers, was very  naughty one afternoon,says the Chicago  Journal, and his mamma whipped him.  Johnny was very much offended with  her for this mode of procedure, and  treated her with the strictest silence for  the remainder of the day,eating his supper without deigning to notice her in  any way.  When his bedtime came she called  him in and undressed him for bed, he  still maintaining much dignity. He  knelt down,'as'was his custom, to say  his -'Now T lay me down to sleep," and,  after asking-"God to bless his papa,  grandpa, grandma, aunt, and even the  servant girl, he turned to his mother  and said with emphasis, "You ain't in  it."  A Yorkshire farmer was invited to  the funeral of a neighbor's wife. He  had attended the other two. and therefore declined the invitation. Being  pressed by his own wife to. give the  reason he said:? "Well, it makes a chap  awkward, always accepting civilities  and never has nbwt sooart o' own to ask  them back to."  Young Sister���Mother, 1 think it is  too bad. 1 am sixteen, yet you make  me wear such short dresses that it mortifies me terribly.  Mother���My dear, you cannot wear  longer dresses till your elder sister is  married.  Young Sister���Well, she is as good as  engageel to Mr. Doolittle, and I think  I'm entitled to an extra flounce."  "Your story, Mr. Winterkill," said  the magazine editor to the rising young  author,"suits me very well. I observe  some trivial faults, however. For instance, you describe the heroine's  canary as drinking water by 'lapping* it  up eagerly with her tongue.' Isn't that  a. peculiar way for a canary to drink  water?" '* Your criticism surprises me."  said Mr. Winterkill, in.a pained voice,  "Still, if you think your readers .vould  prefer -it,'perhaps it'would be better to  let the canary drink its water with a  teaspoon."  ."Darling." he cried, "1 cannot live  without you."  "But," she replied, "my father is  bankrupt."  "In that case," he despondently replied, "I guess I'll go and shootniyself."  VAVKBK    DOODIJO.  A  country  when a  dog  Vankee Doodle comes to town,  Possessed of many a "pony ;"'  .Mrlii-uriDK* liis lovely daughter wirh  A view to Ma-tri-nio-ny.  Va.nkee doodle-doodle-doo !  Tbe dollars come iu handy.  Even to Dooks who have too lew ,  But, know the Ars Aniandi.  Yankees Doodle rails at rank,  That is for home consumption ;  But at swell relatives the Yank  Don't kick���lie's too much gumption.  Yankee doodle-doodle-doo!  Love is sweet as candy.  His daughters "reckon" blood that's blue  Scarce? spoils tlie British dandy.  During'    the     War.  baker's   pie  and  Gentleman is a term which does not  apply to any station, but to the mind  and the feelings in every station. The  The man of rtmk who deports himself  with dignity and candor: the tradesman who discharges the duties of life  with honor and integrity, are alike entitled to it: nay, the humblest artisan,  who fulfills the obligations cast upon  him with virtue and with honor,is more  entitled to the name of gentleman than  the man who could indulge in offensive  and ribald remarks, however high his  station  The dessert   was  home-made cake.  "1 can recommend the cake," said the  landlady; "it is plain, but good."  "Ya-a-s," assented Spriggins, taking  a slice and buttering thickly (butter 50  cent, a pound), "I always did like these  plain but good cakes."  "Ah! indeed," said the landlady's  smile But the glare in her eye added,  "You'll get no more of them in this  house, young man."  ���**%���  Mr. Knownaugth (who has heard  young Ultradude get off the same  speech)���How ven' fortunate 1 am in  finding this chair (as he seats himself  'next Mrs. Soeiete)! I do so much enjoy talking with clever people !  Mrs. Soeiete���You must enjoy soldo-1  The Christmas of ISO I at the south was  not so  much  different from   those that  preceeded, but  the   Christmas   of   1862  found the Confederate money at a heavy  discount.    Wood   was   $45   a  cord and  turkeys if 11 each,but even at those prices  many were still  able to enjoy them, and  there were still  some toy*5  for the little  folks.    Then came the bitter year of 1803,  with the fall of Vicksburg and the defeat  at Gettysburg.    With  sad   faces,   harmonising   well   with    their   dresses of  coarse.black   stuff, the   women   of   the  South   devoted   themselves   to picking  lint and spinning and weaving  for  husbands, fathers, brothers and sweethearts j  in the field.    Christmas  cheer���such as j  could be obtained���cost a fabulous sum,  for   one   bright   golden dollar was then j  worth $28 in Confederate money.   Sugar j  was   from   $5 to $10 per pound, turkeys I  $50   apiece   and flour  $25 per barrel,    j  Christmas, 18K4���the last Christmas of j  war times���dawned; and what a gloomy j  festival it was for the people of the j  south," says a southern lady. "Of maim-'  factured products we had practically!  none. Our hairpins were made of long, j  black thorns with a ball of sealing wax ,  oa one end. We had made into dresses  every scrap of available material, and  now our gowns consisted of window \  homespuns' and paper  muslin or color-  "Talk about your shark hunters in  the south Pacific islands," remarked  Tic old traveler, " but I remember see-  m<r au encounter with one of those long  too! lied gentry that for cool nerve beat  anything'I ever read about.  "I was loafing around Calcutta one  iuy, late in the autumn, waiting for the  ������veiling train up to the city of H-gli,  When I heard a tremendous shouting  coining from the direction of the river  Hugli, which is practically one of the  mouths of the Ganges. Trotting over to  the shore as fast as a white man ever  traveled in India, I saw a huge commo-  I ion. Natives were hurrying away from  the bank as if iu terror and then running back as if their curiosity had overcome their greatest fears. The river was  full of boats. . The occupants of the  larger ones were screaming with excitement, while those in the small ones  were shrieking aud jabbering with a  considerable amount of fear.  "I soon discovered that the fuss had  been created by a large shark which had  come up with the tide aud had ventured  a Jittle farther than it was customary  for sharks to do. His dorsal fin was cutting the water here and there, and when  occasionally he turned on his back and  sent his uose and grinning teeth above  tlie water groans and screams of horror  went up in all directions. His shark-  ship was evidently out for supper aud  Wits casting longing glances at the succulent Hindoo babies, of whom a considerable uumber were in sight.  "In the midst of all the hubbub a tall,  lank Hindoo stepped out.upon the roof  nf a kind of houseboat and in a short  speech announced that he would catch  the shark.  "Instantly a dead hush fell upon the  multitude. The Hindoo stood erect. He  was perfectly miked save for a little  garment at the loins, which our Texas  'cowboj/s call a 'gee string.' He was  armed only with a long rope like a lariat, which lie, held behind his back with  his left hand.  "Presently Mr. Shark came to the  surface about eight yards from the boat  and immediately the Hindoo plunged  overboard.  ' 'A chorus of groans and exclamations  went up, in the midst of which the Hindoo reappeared, swimming"'with his  right hand. Alan and shark faced each  other, and I fancied that I saw a pleased  exprer-sioii in the monster's eye, as much  as to say, 'Well, this is civil, to say the  lea-=t."  '     ���'  "The shark evidently thought he had  a 'cinch' on the sitaation, for he swam  leisurely toward the Hindoo, turned  slowly upon his back and opened his  ine.nth. The month closed with a snap  and tke people screamed, but the Hindoo had dived, and presently he appeared  again on the off side of the shark, smiling and still carrying his rope.  ' 'The big fish looked surprised and  then made another gentle dab at the  Hindoo. The result was the same, aud  Mr. Hindoo came up fresh for the third  round.  "Then the shark began to grow angry  and rua.de a vicious run at the Hindoo,  and again he missed. The people on  shore and in the boats began to feel  confidence in the human champion, and  their groans were changed to applause.  Every time the man made a point  against the fish those heathens would  ������end up a rousing cheer.  "Well, by this time the thing was  aetting exciting. I never saw such  ���-wimming before, and I never will  igain. The man was a regular water  -uake. He dodged, twisted, dove and  jumped like au eel. The fish made  ��� barge after charge. Once his fin  ���yrazed the Hindoo's arm, and the waver was colored wirh blood. The man's  -:tock went tioAvn a poiut, but it soon  rose again, v.*hen the crowd began to  .see that the-fish simply wasn't iu it.  The man was beating him at his own  game. Yen see, tlie fish could only go  in one ��� direction���straight ahead like  an arrow���while the man turned and  doubled like a iox.  "Well, by and by the exertion and  excitement told on the monster. He got  rattled, churned the river into foam,  and then became quiet again. At this  moment the Hindoo faced him again.  It was the last round.  "The shark charged languidly. The  man waited, lying in the water until  the great mouth was open to seize him.  Then, with a convulsive backward leap,  he straightened his body and sank, feet  downward, like a plummet of lead.  The  shark  settled down over him,  READY-MADE  BOOTS^SHOES  te-   .     : '  No,  for  "i.?CEl4[  in Oft'necessity  sseBa1E*freezmffiT totdeath  ������"stiBaaEaEw  ���*���&!  C&2CEMI if Jyouflhave. a*few  ' ���"'������   MM  dollarsjto invest in  ��S WB<0this kindCof stock.  Cairin,  -~ .   ��� lteas  The^pricesjwill astonish you.  Klondike  i.  frStart from VANCOUVER  *�������� "Because  VANCOUVER is the best outfitting point on the Coast; goods  considerably cheaper than in the  United States.  VANCOUVER is tbe nearest]]>oi-t of departure to the Yukon District.  VANCOUVER is the terminus of the C. P.  Railway, whose steamers willS.start from  Vancouver this .spring. flBBH  All north-bound .steamers call sil VANCOUVER.  Direct steamers to Yukon ports have now  commenced to run from VANCOUVER.  VANCOUVER is the only Canadian port  where passengers transfer direct from train  to steamer.  KLONDIKE is in Canada. Outfit in VANCOUVER and save -.'to per cent. Customs  Dutv.  W.GODFREY,  President Board of Trade. Vancouver. II. O.  RESTAURANT  #\_5_*\<1)  In NEW DENVER is always ready to do  business. It has never closed its doors  on account of the little financial breezes  that blow, adversely occasionally in the  Silvery Slocan. The weary and hungry  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.  11111 11 111 II 111  OTEL SANDON,  7r\     ^     ^     ^     ?i     ^  Sandon, B.C.  On Harris' Pond,  And  con tinning throughout  the Season.  '"pHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is-  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of G-nests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Gunnng, Proprietor.  Admission  __**_5*C  Ladies Free.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Mas ample accommodation* for' a largo, number of people.     The rooms are large  nnd airy, and the Dining Room is provided  with everyMiing  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  Season Tickets, $3.00  John Buckle}', Prop  M��9*e��������e��9eo<B��e09����6��O!  NEW   DENVER,    B C.  (I  ( I  < I  i!!  in  i'  ed cambrics that had  once done duty as j lushing the water   into a lather foam.  ijuy. then.  Sir. Knownauirht-  \vritin��*s   strike  Indeed 1 do.    His  ine   as   being*   really  jiiite as clever as anything* Are have.  Proprietor (of book store)���How  would you like this motto, madam?  We self a great many of them.  Madam���H'm, 'God bless our home.'  No, that wouldn't do. You see we live  in the top story of a Harlem flat.  lining, while our  feet were  incased in  homemade cloth shoes.    At a Christmas !  dinner in a typical  southern home that j  dav the festive board presented a turkey ;  that had cost   $200, a   ham  worth $800, j  hominy and potatoes at correspondingly  high   prices   and    black    molasses���as  dessert���at   $B0   per   gallon.   The Confederate   dollar   was   then worth just 2  cents in gold.    Wood  was  $100 a  cord,  beef p\5 a  pound,  flour  $fi00 a  barrel,  butter $40 a pound and sugar $80.  All was silent in the negro quarters.  There was no singing or dancing there  as usual. The slaves, having all heard  of'de 'mancipation poelaration,' knew  that thev were free, and had all scattered  A gentleman talking to a friend about j away.    Desolation seemed to reign over  the antiquitv  of his familv. which   lie  everything.  carried up t'o Noah, was told that he, Furuish elegillltlv ail(1 ch(,.ip> Parlor  was a mere mushroom. ; Setg . ^   l{ish     N(,w  (legi       ._  ���'Ah!   saidle;   *h< m so. in^.; ,       , | fanev chairs,   couches, etc.   At lowest  ������VYhv,    rephed  the  other,   ;   �� 'J ; pWces at CVowlev's New Denver.    End-  was in Wales, a   ped.-ree^ofapai    -u-; ^ , f p-j,, B  ,,        { M  lar   family   was   shown   me;   if  tilled i t                ���>  about  live,  large  skins ol  parchment. |       "'       ~-           and near to the middle of it was a note I Major Walsh, administrator for the  in the margin. ���About this rime the ! Yukon District, has imposed a tax of  world was created.'7' i *- per gallon on all whiskey going into  . that country.    The tax will he, inereas-  : ed if the trail ie does not cease.  At baseball a   ball struck and knock- \ ���  ed senseless an Englishman Avhose back ! Air Tight Heaters and Box Stoves at  had been turned to the play during the '��� Bourne Bros. The largest stock and  match.   On cominn* to himself, he asked | lowest prices in the Slocan.  ^>  They seemed to be grappling with each  other. The crowd groaned and screamed, and then became silent.  '"For the space of what seemed many  minutes the penile watched the surface  'i the water until eAren the bubbles had  uisappeared and all Avas quiet.  " 'Lost! Lost!' screamed a priest, and  the mob re-echoed the cry and began to  beat their bivasts like a lot of madmen.  Then .suddenly in the middle of it all  the Hindoo icuppeared, 80 yards up the  .stream. Both hands Avere above his  head, and he Avas screaming, 'Tan, tan,  tan!' He had slipped the noose of his  lariat, around the shark's tail and drawn  ir- taut, and lie held the free end in his  hand.  "Iu an instant it was ashore, and a  l score of Hindoos were drawing at it. It  * took th< in half an hour to get Mr.  ' Shark ashore, for he pulled Jike a locomotive, but they finally managed it.  "Tie proved to be nine feet long aud  | sold for a sum Avhich enabled his eap-  j tor to live in comfort for nearly half a  I year."���Philadelphia Telegraph.  Rooms and  Board.  Rates Reasonable.  This House is plastered  and is one of the most comfortable in the Slocan.  Everything new and first-  class.  N. C.'DINGMAN.  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  Mining Properties of  all kinds wanted for  English market.  "*��     "���%  -**.-��'-��-  <*.     H     <%,     -*,  :���    -%'���*.     ���%  .-*.    ^     ^     -%-  -%-���*.'%..  ^     ���**���     -%���     -*-  ���^. ^^- -^r  The assessment is $2 in dust,  Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value.  If VOU  take a  you.  journey  seekers.  are  going to  the Klondike  copy of THE LEDGE with  It  will cheer  you on  to    that   mecca  the  of o'old  SILVERTON, B. C.  Victoria Hot  Is the leading hotel of the  city, and headquarters for  Mining and Commercial men.  The house is new. the rooms  all plastered, and the furniture in use is of the latest  and most serviceable patterns  The service in the Dining room is the best that can be  provided. The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. JAMES    BOWES.  'aaiaaiaMaiauxiiaeBaaBsnrtai^amamnM. nnnasssaataoBJi: wi-r. sum -yyiyy. :gu..anM___ i��  ScmiiI full iKirlifiil.'ir* I'  \lmini: llruki/r  KIOilAIMJ  I'. ( ). Ii'ix 7:V>  I'I. LOW MAN  RnS.-li-lllil.  H.  7  New  Nearly half of the life insurance carried in Illinois is in the fraternal societies.  Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Ciirars,  baccoes, Fruits and Confectioner v.  AMOS THOMPSON, W.  O.  MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. H. Thompson, Notary Public  TlompnJiicMl^lioiiipsoi]  NIOAA" OIONVEK,   K.C*.  Mines and   Mining  Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    Aic.  Correspondence solicited.  Ajrents for   Phoenix   Insurance, Co.  oi" London, Eny.  STRATHE)  JevT^eler  KASLO CITY.  The only I'r.-ii'lic-i! WuU-Imii-ikc-r in tu<���  n.-iy Uistricl. i M'llt i'~ l'\ ni:iil i-i-<-i\<���  ntlontioii.  IU)  "]���  ALL WORK (MT_\1!.ANTTK1-1) THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 30, 1897.  Fifth Yea$  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T.  LOWERV, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION* RATES:  Three months   -- .7:">  Six "'  i.:>r,  Twelve  '���  -'.oo  Thkek years -  ".00  Transient 'Advertising! 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents i>er line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrn-.spondence from every pari of tiie Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in tlii.s square  indicates that your subscrip  tion is clue, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TBURSDAY, DECEMBER 30,   1897.  WHY NOT ANNKX?  The press ot Seattle is not alone  in urging the United States  authorities to impede Canadian commerce by closing* the sub port of Dyea  in addition to the suggestion of other  petty obstructions which are simply  contemptible, while trom San Fran-  Cisco through Portland to Spokane  we find the press lying as to the cost  of such goods in Canada as the Klon.  diker would need as an outfit. When  United States papers agree to misrepresent Canada in anything, cheir  vehemence and unanimity is wonderful.  And now' conies the Northern  Pacific Raihvay with a new tolder  headed "The Key to the Klondike,''  which, as a bidder for Canadian business, is remarkable for ids stalwart  misrepresentation of Canada. It has  an outline map in which not only is  Victoria not even mentioned but Vancouver island is not shown, while  Portland, Seattle and Tacoma are  prominent as the only points of embarkation for the Klondike, which is  only inferentially alluded to as  being in Canada,  An outline of the mining laws of  the United States is given  with the  purpose,   apparently,   of confirming  , the impression   that   Klondike is in  the United States and then  we are  informed that a large part of a miner's outfit, purchased   in the United  States, is admitted Jto Canada free of  duty.    "This includes a miner's blankets, personal clothing in use, broken  packages of provisions   being used,  cooking   utensils   and   one  hundred  pounds of food for the journey across  the passes.   All excess is charged a  duty.    One important fact should be  borne in mind���seventy per cent of  all articles   needed   by   a miner in  Klondike and Alaska are produced  in the United States and must be imported    by     Canadian    tradesmen.  These importers necessarily   pay a  duty, and in selling the articles add  .that and also all charges for handling,  freight, etc., to the cost of the goods ;  these the purchasing miner must pay.  The Canadian authorities in Klondike  region   seem   disposed   to cause the  miner as little trouble as possible in  this connection."  Here there is not a word about the  Canadian government terminating  this exemption with the present year,  but instead the cool lie that seventy  percent, of the Klondike outfitting is  of American manufacture,  A plain way out of this Klondike  difficulty was presented by the San  Francisco Argonaut in its issue ofthe  2nd of August, which we reprint:  ���'In  a   few   weeks   or months the  Americans in  the   Klondike district  will   largely  outnumber   the  Canadians, in fact they lo so now.    Let  the Americans   there   hold  a mass  meeting, pass resolutions and draw  up a petition to President McKinley  stating that American interests there  are   imperilled   by   the   arrival of  Canadian  miners; that the number  of Americans there is largely in excess of any  other   nationality; and  that most of  the   property   theru  is  OAvned by Americans, and that American interests must be upheld.    Let  President McKinley   then   call Congress in particular session and send  an annexation treaty  to the Senate  annexing the Klondike district to the  United States.    Let the Senate sanction the treaty and the thing is done.  Thus Canada Avill be curbed  in  her  iniquitous attempt to get some of her  own gold and we would take it all.  The fact that it belongs to her already  cuts no figure in the  matter.    While  this proceeding   may  seem to some  rather peculiar, it  is certainly more  equitable than   the  Hawaiian grab,  for in the  Klondike district  it is not  disputed that the Americans already  outnumber all other residents, Avhile  in Hawaii they represent the smallest  portion   of  the    population.     Then  again,   if the   islands   are  rich the  Klondike placers   are   richer.    It is  the great reason for annexing Hawaii  and   it    certainly  is    an   infinitely  stronger one tor annexing the  Klondike/'  another prominent decoy-duck, this  time in the Dominion Parliament.  The folloAving from the London Economist of Dec 4th is part of the chairman's speech at a meeting of the  Klondike, Yukon and Stewart Pioneers Co.:  ''You wil 1 have gathered from what  I have said that we have opened up  avenues for future business in Canada,   and. that the prospects of our  company's success are good. I should  have  mentioned  that  when there I  had the  pleasure   of meeting more  r.han one of the Cabinet Ministers of  the Dominion Parliament, and I have  their   assurance  that   they  will do  everything in their power to promote  and facilitate the company's operations.    This you may not look upon  as of ninch consequence,   but I can  assure you that it is ot the greatest  importance,   for   politics   in Canada  and politics in this country are very  different, and those of you who have  had the opportunity of studying this  matter from personal observation will  endorse my  views readily.    Colonel  Domville, our managing director on  the other side, is member for King's  County, has been a prominent politi-  c"an all his life, and being a loyal  and devoted supporter of the present  Cabinet, we are more than favorably  situated to avail ourselves of the influence   his    position     commands.  Working altogether with one object  in view we hope at our uext annual  meeting to be able to lay before you  a satisfactory statement, not only of  anticipations but   of  actual realizations   of profits   from our enterprise.  (Applause.)  To see ourselves as the British public are invited to consider us in this  connection, is certainly not flattering.  Here we have the name of a prominent Canadian statesman paraded as  ti'ading* on his position ostensibly for  gain, and in order that the people  may be convinced of the fact, so improbable in the Old Country, they are  told that "politics in Canada and  politics in this country are ��� very  different." So it appears. We would  liKe to know what Sir Wilfred Laur-  ier will have to say to such a damaging statement as this insinuation of  corruption, and also, whether there  are any special tid-bits of the Klondike reserves for such   "devoted sup  porters" as Colonel Domville ?  BKGINNING   TO   SQUIRM.  Of Klondike promoters and Canadian statesmen getting mixed in the  general gambling scramble, Ave have  The gold forces of the world, and  particularly those of the United States  represented at Washington, are feeling the effects of the opposition in no  small degree,    Slowly but surely the  thinking   minds   of    all   lands  are  grasping the importance of the money question and are devoting their  time and labors to a right solution of  the problem.    It is readily seen that  it would be  most   disastrous   to   the  world should the single gold standard  experiment be fastened   on  the nations, and the words of warning sown  months and  months ago are to-day  being   considered.     The   opposition  to the  gold   movement   is  gaining  strength every   day,   as   that wild,  untried policy is .understood.     The  battle for bi-metallism  is going on  more   earnestly   than   ever   before,  and there now seems to be a positive  assurance that the  money lords will  be defeated in their desperate   effort  to   bring every civilized   nation   in  subjection to the   yellow metal king.  Just at present the opposition is  gaining much ground in the United  States. Congress is tied hand . and  foot. It is impossible for the McKin  ley administration to pass a currency  law. The gold men have been balked at every turn, and now it is that  they begin to show their weakness.  Because the congressmen and senators of the opposition will not bow  down to them like vassals and accept  the bill framed by Secretary of the  Treasury Gage at the dictation of the  dictation of the Gold Money League  and Bankers Alliance, they are al-  Inded to as obstructionists, and all  manner of angry epithets are hurled  at them. But they remain calm arid  patiently wait for the election of the  men to compose the next congress,  which will be overwhelmingly in  favor of the double standard. All they  can do during the present Congrees is  to prevent the gold men doing anything to further fasten the absurd  single standard heresy upon the nation.  All this makes Secretary Gage  very angry. Mr. Gage has, according to his own word.s, ever been the  steadfast friend of everything and  everybody's good. He is a very philanthropic gentleman, particularly  Avhen Mr. Gage is the prime object of  his philanthropy. And lie cannot  understand why his bill, "the honest  fruit of sincere study and reflection,"  is receiving so much opposition.  Some days ago the Federation of  Labor passed resolutions condemning  the Gage bill as follows:  " 'Resolved, That we declare ourselves most positively opposed to the  Gage financial bill, recently introduced in Congress by the Secretary of  the Treasury. It is a measure that,  if adopted as law, will only the more  firmly rivet the gold standard on the  people of the country and perpetuate  its disastrous effects in every form.  "Resolved, That we pronounce the  Gage bill an undisguised effort to  retire our greenback currency and  all government paper money, with a  view to the substitution of national  bank notes in their stead, and thus  fasten the national bank system for  many years upon the American people.''" "  ' Mr. Gage makes public reply to  these resolutions, in which he would  be decidedly funny were it not for  the touching manner in which he refers to his life labor for and with his  fellow man. He admits that he may  be in error, but denies that he had  any evil intentions in framing the  bill. In conclusion Mr. Gage makes  this well sounding but insincere profession: "If you or anyone on your  behalf will snow that the views I  entertain and advocate are other than  salutary to the great economic body  of which we are all independent  members, I will abandon them without hesitation."  If he were sincere he would not  have to look far for proof that the  system he proposes to fasten upon the  this country is most uudesirable and  filled with evil for the masses. If he  would look close to home he might  take up and consider the evils depicted by President McKinley in his  message to Congress only a few  weeks since. Although unintentional,  no doubt, President McKinley condemned the gold standard in the  bitterest possible words that could be  used by a chief executive *  But Mr. Gage need not stop there.  He can take the statistical compilations of the great statisticians of the  generation, and find that from the  first the effort to force the world to a  monometallic gold basis has resulted  in disaster. In this connection the  eminent' political economist Frances  A. Walker, author of many works  having an international reputation,  could enlighten him. Mr. Walker  in a recent work says :  "Universal monometallism is the  new and untried thing.    Bimetallism  is the  old   and well-approved monetary system of mankind.   We know  what bimetallism is and what it will  do.    The method of its operation,- the  nature of its effects, are well known  andean be studied historically and  statistically upon  a wide scale.   No  one   knows   what   universal   monometallism would be, or what it would  do.   Such   a  thing  never   existed.  During the past 20 years the  world  has made rapid progress in  that direction ;   but   the   et?d   is   still  far  distant.   Monometallism is only half  born.    The 23 years during which it  has been trying to make its way into  the light have been years of unparalleled commercial disaster and disturbance, and at the end of that period  leading gold monometallists like Sir  Robert Giffen, declare that the system  cannot possibly be extended to India  and the further East; or.  like Soet-  beer and Lexis of Germany, declare  that   it has   already gone too far in  Europe, and  that   a  portion of the  ground must be retraced."  ��� rtiiir- *���**��� ���*��� -��� ft- n *% Tn tturrn-mi-riii  illllMHil  airak of. Moetrealo  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund   :   :     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :.     859,698.40  Sir]Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Dkummond, Vice President,  ES.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  A general banking business transacted.  I  Christmas  Goods]  atChristmas  Prices  Now is your time  to invest in a new  suit. I am offering to my customers for this  nionth only, special  bar gains in  o. s.  Suits  $2000  ranging  from  up  Pants from $6.00  up. Overcoats  that will astonish  the natives.  Do not miss this opportunity  for our Worsteds, Serges,  Tweeds, Trouserings aud  Overcoatings arc the newest  and best in the Sloean country. Satisfaction guaranteed  or   money   refunded.  A. n. Wilson,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Williamson Block. New Denver.  RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  J-JOWARD WEST,  : Assoc. R S M; London,  Ent  MIKING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  and BONDED.  ���INVITED-���  Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  irices upon anything required  ii my line.  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  on for  in  Properties  examined   and   reported  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory,  vue ave, New Denver. B C.  Belle-  The action of Premier Turner and  the   President  of  the   Council   Mr.  Pooley in   instituting*   a suit of criminal libel against the proprietors and  editor of the Province newspaper and  Senator Templeman   as  manager of  the   Victoria   Times,   for  adversely  commenting upon the   plaintiffs for  allowing their   names   to be used in  connection with certain alleged mining companies, will furnish a few interesting scraps for current history.  As the London Times and other English papers criticised Mr. Turner in  more severe terms than did the Province, we suppose that the editor of  the "tliunderer" and his co-malefactors of the London  press will, as soon  as Mr. Turner  can  get at them, be  duly  lodged in  the Old Bailey, but  we are inclined to think not.  As tlie matter is -sub judice we refrain from comment and content ourselves with looking forward to interesting details. Quite a number of  political mediocrities Avould joyfully mount to a Klondike swindler-  ship if they .only kneAV how, and it  will not be Hewitt Bostock's fault if  they ane not furnished with a complete manuel of instruction.  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E.,  I ominion & Provincial  La :d Surveyor.  Slocan City, B.C  D  R. A. S. MARS",._L.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Denial Surgery  Chicago  W  . S. Drewky  Kaslo, B.C.  I-I. T. Twigg  New Denver, B.C.  Of Elegant, Useful Furniture.  Twenty styles of pretty Ladies'  Chairs.  in Cane, Reed Work and  Upholstered in French  Damask: ornaments for  and  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  ford, McNeil Code.  Q M. WOODWORTH, M.A.,  LL,B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTAmE  Slocan City, B.C.  Silk Brocatelle, Plush  any Drawing Room���  each.  Handsome  and  acceptable presents in Ladies' Secretaries, Bookshelves, Fancy Polished Tables at  $1.00 each.  I have too much stock for the times,  and am reducing prices to cost of  freight and handling. Another  large car has just arrived for me  and is now unloading at Denver  siding.  Stock too heavy;  Prices to Zero.  Fifty dozen Al chairs at 60 cents each.  Fifty patterns of silk and other covers with trimmings tor sale by the yard  TjA    a. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  Judging from the magazines, col-  ledge professors are much worried  over "the future of the race,"from  which it would appear that these  gentlemen are borrowing a lot of  trouble. It is the race's present, not  its future, that needs to be looked  after. If our literary theorists would  delve into the root of economic principles, and tell us Iioav it is possible to  get in touch with social conditions  which Avould place men in a position  of economic freedom and independence, they might discover the sublime tact that the race could be left  to take care of its own future.  HOTELfS OF KOOTEftRY  SLOCAN HOTEL,  New Denver, H. Stege  UNDERTAKING PARLORS, and Embalming  by a professor of the art. Caskets in Oak, Wall-  nut, Rosewood and Solid Metal. Coffin materials; cloth, handles, trimmings, Wholesale to the  trade. Agent for Owen's Chicago Embalming  Fluid. D. M. CROWLEY, Undertaker.  Near the Ledge office, New Denver.  M."  Crowley,  Thirty years' practical  Upholsterer.  ST. JAMES.  New Denver, Angrignon Bros.  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver, A. Jacobson & Co.  THE FILBERT.  Sandon,  HOTEL  SANDON.  ASSRYE^S OF B. G.  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  FRANK   DICK,  Slocan City.  '".IB  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List  Sandon,  R. Cunning  THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Buckley  Female  Hospital.  cook   wanted  at the  Slocan  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks, J. S Reeder  R.  E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  G  WILLIM & JOHNSON.  (MeGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  ylocan  City,  B n  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead   Copper (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead   Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   Gold, Silver and Copper   Platinum    Mercury   Iron or Manganese   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms: 'iCash With .Sample.  June 20th. 1895.  $1.50  3 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  2 50  2 50  3 00  5 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  Chas. A. Stoess,  Asuoc. M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial Land Surveyor.   Miming S��rv��7ing  Kaslo, B. C. Fhth Year.  i ���-  THE LEDOE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 30, 1897.  UNION   LABOR'S   SERVICE.  Awful as the conditions were at the  time of the panic of 1893 and still are  as a result of that panic there can be no  doubt that had the workers not been  so well organized as they were there  would have been no limit to the depth  to which wages would have fallen. As  a result the consuming power of the  works would have heen so much further reduced as to render the economic  and industrial depression still more  acute and the demoralization and mis  ery of the workers so much more marked that by comparison their present  conditions would represent a veritable  paradise. In a word, the unions of  labor during the past four years have  stood as rock to check a wholesale reduction in wages, with all its concomitant misery. Further, the labor movement has "served to shorten to duration  of panics themselves as well as to enable the workers to maintain the consciousness of power and the hope that  full justice will' be secured to them in  the not distant future. Finally the  movement has been the one great preventive of much more serious conflicts,  if not of a revolution.  The miners' strike affords a study for  us all. In the coal industry, as in most  others, -'machinery is introduced faster  than new employments are founded."  Before the panic of 189:-$ the miners  were comparatively poorly organized.  Keduction after reduction was the order  of the day. Machine mining1 had heen  freely introduced, without the slightest  attention being- paid to the new conditions under which the miners were required to work. Of course no observer  ���certainly no intelligent union member���entertains the thought of opposing  the introduction and full development  of machinery, but union laaor insists  that if, through the genius of man, the  production of the necessaries and even  the luxuries of life be made easier the  producers of these���the workers���if  they do not become the beneficiaries,  shall certainly not be made to suffer  thereby. Union labor insists further  that if-new machinery be introduced  the worker, shall enjoy at least partof  the fruits, it also insists that the burdens of the worker he lightened hy a  reduction in his daily hours of labor  and that he receive as a reward for his  labor a living wage���a wage which, in  the dawn of a higher manhood and a  ' nobler civilization, will afford him an  opportunity to keep pace with the ever  increasing' responsibilities devolving  upon him as a husband, a :'ather, a man  and a citizen.  As above stated, the condition of the  family. For the girl, a dowry is not so  important as in France but a certain  amount of linen and household furniture  is required. The whole training and  education of a Greek girl is simply a  preparation to render her brilliant in the  society of the great world. Her toilet is  a subject of constant anxiety.  Although most Greek girls are naturally very pretty, they begin to paint and"  powder at a very early age���cheeks  bright red, eyebrows and lashes black  and veins delicately blue. The result is  that she is a withered old woman at 40,  and nowhere are uglier women to be  found than beneath the blue skies of  lovefy Greece.  Next in importance to beauty comes  languages. Every Greek family who  can afford it keeps a French nurse or  maid, and French is universally spoken  in society. Painting and music are quite  unnecessary, but girls are carefully trained in dancing and drilled to enter a  room and sit down with elegance. Lastly, household duties are taught���how to  make rose jam, Turkish coffee and various delicate sweetmeats,      y  female Japan is pigeon-toed. Your  Japanese beauty is not averse to showing her ankle, and the soul of the  Japanese beau does not flutter when he  sees a two-inch slice of cream-colored  skin above the three-inch foot mitten.  The Japanese shoe store is one of wood-  enware rather than of leather, and the  cobbler mends his shoe with the chisel  and plane.  Keep Out  of Yukon.  All   Accommodating   Clothier.  miners'organization in 1892 was such  that the men were unable to insist upon  a fair consideration of their interests.  The old abuses of the "company stores,"  where the workmen were compelled to  deal, were reintroduced and extended,  ��� thus compelling them to pay, in most  instances, an excess of 25 to 50 per cent,  for every necessarj* of life. The hovels  in which they dwelt, the well from  which they drank, the church at whose  alter they' knelt, were all owned or controlled by the companies; the workers  were truly their bondmen and their  slaves.  There is a limit of poverty and misery  among the workers in civilized society,  and, rather than sink below it, they  prefer to incur the dangers of open revolt. Though they delore the disturbance ;it occasions, it isj tlie 'courage,  hardihood and temporary self sacrifice  which- this course involves that often  Erevent a relapse of society into bar-  arism and the people from being thrust  into actual slavery. It was this state of  feeling that provoked the miners'strike  of this year. Samuel Gompers in Forum  for September.  HIS    WIT    SAVED    HIM.  I suppose a great many people have  wondered whether one-legged men  bought shoes by the pair, observes a  writer in the Atlanta Journal.  This reminds me of an enterprise of  an Atlanta clothing man who, it is said,  has never been known to acknowledge  that he didn't have anything a possible  customer might ask for. One day a customer entered the store and asked if he  had any trousers made especially for one-  legged men. "Certainly," replied the  merchant. "What kind" do you want?"  "Dress pants." Hurrying into the rear  of the store, the enterprising merchant  snatched up a pair of trousers and snipped off the right leg with a pair of  shears. Hastily turning under the  edges he presented them to the customer.  "That's the kind 1 want. What's the  price?"  "Fifteen dollars."  "Well give me a pair with the left leg  off."  A month later the merchant was pronounced convalescent and on , the high  road to recovery.  A strict rule promulgated by every  successive commandant at   the   navy  yard prohibits smoking on Mare Island,  under   the   most   stringent   penalties.  Admiral Miller,   sauntering one recent  afternoon through a distant part of the  island,   came  upon   an   Irish  laborer  short  Tlie Sweet  Young Thing.  The woman who fears a mouse, and  every daughter of Mother Eve is supposed to, met with a sad fate in a Scovill  avenue grocery not long ago, says the  Cleveland Plaindealer. She is a young  woman of corpulent dimensions, and  when the mouse darted across the floor  anything like violent exercise was as far  from her mind as Saturn from Mars.  But when she caught sight of the little  whiskered terror she let forth a shriek  that jarred down the stove pipe. Then,  catching up her draperies in both hands,  she leaped onto a soap box, thence with  the nimbleness of a mountain goat she  sprang to the head of a half-filled molasses barrel. But, alas for her too solid  flesh! The head of the barrel gave way,  and the maiden with a blood-curdling  yell, plunged feet first into the clammy  sweetness.  They got her out finally, and then-���  But a veil must be drawn on the subsequent proceedings.  digging a trench  and smoiung a  He   was   puffing   away  of   regulations  "Madam," said a Cleveland tramp the  other day, "behold a scholar and a gentleman. In tlie classics 1 always carried  off all the honors of my class. In  Ccesar���"  "Are you familiar with Cajsai-y  "Intimately, ma'am."  "Then if you will cross the Rubicon  into the hack yard you will find the saw  lying by the woodpile."  "Madam, My Caesar is a revised version. 1 give a new and improved reading of tlie familiar text. When I reach  that epigrammatic passage, '1 came, I  saw, Iconquered,' in variably 1 omit the  'saw.'   Good-day, ma'am."  Honesty Iu  Sweden.  _ and smoking  black "pipe  serenely,   unconscious  and with evident enjoyment. " 'Die admiral,  who was in   undress uniform,  stopped.  "Don't you know, sir, that smoking is  absolutely prohibited in the navy  yard?" he said.  ' -The lrshman looked up, and with a  kindly smile answered:  "In'dade, that's thrue, but here am I  all be meself, wid not a sowl to say a  Avurrd to, and I thought I'd take a puff  or two to relave the silence."  "The regulations are explicit,sir," rebuked the admiral, "and the silence  does not excuse .you. What's your  name, sir ?"  "An' who may you be, anyway.?" asked the Irishman.  "I'm Admiral Miller, sir."  "Ah, 'tis the new admiral ye are. 'Tis  the fat job you have, admiral. Be careful to kape"lt. Me name's Pat McGin-  nis."  "Report at mv office this afternoon  without fail, McGrinnis," said Miller,who  could hardly keep from laughing. At  five (o'clock poor Patrick, who had made  up his mind there would be the devil to  pay, tramped over to headquarters  and the orderly ushered him into the  dreaded presence of the admiral, who  said :  "Sit down, Pat "  Pat sat down. Miller touched a boll.  The orderly appeared.  "Bring in a bottle of champagne and  two glasses," he said.  Not a word was spoken until the wine  arrived.   The   admiral filled the two  glasses and pushed one over toward the i During wet  Irishman.  "Pat," he said, "give me the pipe.  You'll not need it again."  The mystified laborer obeyed.  "Now," said the admiral, "drink  hearty, Pat; for you'll keep your job as  long as I'll keep mine."  Nor is this the first situation saved hy  Irish wit.  In Sweden the people are so honest  that no one is afraid of having valuables stolen. So they leave them about  anywhere; and even the public tramways have such childlike confidence in  the probity of the public that they dispense with conductors and leave the  passengers to put- their fares in a box.  The publication of these interesting  facts will probably give a great impulse  to emigration to Sweden. Klondike  may he all very well, but for picking-  up an easy competence, when other  people are not looking, Sweden is almost better.  Souris, Man.���Letters have been received here direct from Dawson City,  N. "W. T., from Klondike gold seekers  from this district. They present a picture so different from that usually  given that they are well worth wide attention.  One writer says : "I hardly know what  to say to you about this country. There  is not the least doubt but that it is a  great country, and practically not opened yet. There may be a great many  more rich strikes, but what strikes there  have been amongst the few and not the  multitude. I have this day come in  for the purpose, of recording a claim of  500 feet I staked on Meadow creek in the  Indian River district. There are three  districts���Klondike, Stewart and Indian  ���and one can only record one claim in  each district. There may be a fortune  in the claim I have just recorded, and  there may not be a cent. I know for  certain that there is gold���and course at  that���on the creek, because I found it. I  was not able to go down any lower than  three feet on account of the frost. The  course gold was found four claims above  mine. I panned 30 cents in a claim  down creek, so from what I have seen  and from the surroundings, I think I  have bright prospects. I had to hustle  to get it. Wednesday nightlastthe boys  were all in Dawson, and I was lying  alone in bed trying to sleep, when two  fellows met outside my tent and began  'conversation. One of them was instructed where to go, and camped in the cabin  next to me. 1 didn't sleep much that  night, was up next morning at 4, cooked  some food, and was by 2.30 p. m. twenty-  two miles, carrying fully thirty pounds  on my back. 1 was pretty well fagged  out, as I did not stop to get any food on  the way. I got the seventh claim, and  next morning before I came away she  was staked as high as sixteen. I understand she is staked right up to the top  by now���about three miles, or thirty  claims long."  Says another letter: "Some of us had  chances to sell our claims at, not $1,000,-  000 or so, but $3,000. That don't pay for  our time, and we refused. Maybe we  were wrong. Some have an interest in  other claims somewhere or other. Of  course, it is like a lottery���you may  strike it and you may not."  Says a third: "With reference to coming out here, if anyone asks you what I  advise, just tell them if they have good  prospects, are earning a good" living, and  have a good steady situation, I say stay  where they are. Next summer this  country will be overdone. There is not  the slightest doubt that there will be an  awful mob come in. And what are they  coming for? People thought they could  come in here and just slip onto a claim  worth thousands. They forget that  there have'been five thousand people  here long before they ever thought of  coming. They may go prospecting, but  that costs money. A man can't prospect here on $100. A man can't have  less than $1000 ahead of him. I understand there is an awful boom about this  country on the outside now. I understand tho-t 5000 people left Seattle alone  for here. They will lie sorry for it before winter is over, I. can assure you.  There is certainly going to be a famine.  Fifty dollars a day is paid for a team  working with a wagon in Dawson City.  One lad with a mule carried 350 pounds  up to the diggings, and realized $80 for  his two day's work. He received 25  cents per pound for packing some of it  fifteen miles, and 35 cents per pound for  packing some of it twenty-three miles.  They are doing that every day here.  Feed is very expensive, but good pasture  and good hay can be had. Hyde, an old  Wiunipeger, sold a team of ponies for  $675 here two weeks ago, and a better  team sold for $1000.  Xmas  Goods  Arriving daily at  Knox Bros., in the  shape of���  Watches,  Diamonds,  Sterling Silver Novelties,  Celuloid Goods,  Clocks,  Jewelry, Etc.  Leave your orders  early for special  designs of Jewelry  g-'^/V-'fc^/fc^/V-'fc/'^-V*-^*-^^  The  Leland Heese  ,'_^,     NfiKHSP      magm  Is the largest hotel upon the Arrow Lakes and is  unsurpassed by any in Kootenay.  Do not fail to stop there when  travelling' to and from  the   Slocan.  fllrs. D. fl. mcDOUGAliD.  <*%<%/%/''V*V*'&'*''V*tt/V%^fc/*'^^  J. A. McKinnon & Co.,  General Merchants  Silverton, B. C.  Ship goods to any part of the District.       Their store is the  largest in the Slocan country.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Pictures framed. A large invoice of  frames and mouldings just received at  Crowley's Furniture Store.  A Yorkshire farmer was invited to  the funeral of a neighbor's wife. He  had attended the other two. and therefore declined the invitation. Being  pressed by his own wife to give the  reason he said:! "Well, it makes a chap  awkward, always accepting civilities  and never has n'owtsooart o' own to ask  them back to."  Carpets, floor cloth, rugs, mats, curtains. Bedroom sets in ash and oak.  Largest stock in Slocan-Kootenay.  CROWLEY, above Ledqk Office, New  Denver. Freight paid to all Lake Points  and Sandon.  ; ita-TU-X 'tii milr-ra ����� cxratka-)  SHERIFF'S SALE.  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 ot  this hotel.  BRANDON -* BARRETT  Agents for  B. 0. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills.  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Japanese  Foot ware  of mitten with a finger for  Where there are no Old Maids.  In Greece it is considered an everlasting disgrace to remain an old maid.  Girls are betrothed very often when still  tiny babies.  Marriages of love are absolutely unknown���even more so than in France.  And the father is most particular that  the intended husband must have an  ample provision to  support  a  wife and  Clatter, clatter, clatter ! What a  noise the people make as they go along  the   road!     They    all   wear   wooden  sandals, and their stockings are a kind  the bio- toe.  weather their sandals become stilts, and  the   whole Japanese  nation increases  its stature by  three  inches when it rains.    These sandals  are held to the .'foot by straps coming  over the toes, and there is a si raw sole  between the   foot   and the   sandal of  wood.  A tall Japanese on a stilt sandal  closely appproaches the ridiculous.    He  sometimes   tucks   up   his   long gown  under his belt to   keep it from being  spattered by the mud, and the backs of  his bare calves seem to he walking off  with the man.   The Japanese walk is  peculiar.     The    men    put   their   feet  straight in front of them like the American Indian.    They lift them high off the  ground, and they" have a get-there air  about them.    The women waddle and  waddle ; they bend over as they walk,  and thev have what is  now in A-nerica  the   fashionable    stride.     Their   little  feet in   sandals   turn   inward,  and  all  Province of  British   Columbia,   Nelson. West  Kootenay, to-wit:  BY VIRTUE of a Warrant of Execution issued out of the County Court of Kootenay at  Nelson, in the suit of Kate W. Ten-ill, Plaintiff,  and William Kari, \V Wilson and D. Karr,  Defendants, and to me directed against the goods  and chattels of the Plaintiff, I have seized and  taken in execution all the rights, title and interest of said plaintiff. Kate VV. Terrill, in the  Apis minora 1 claim, situated near the city of  Sandon, li. 0., and recorded in the Mining  Recorder's office at New Denver, B. C, to recover the sum of ���t&.'.O.i, amount of said execution,  besides sheriff's poundage, costs, and all other  legal incidental expenses, all of which I shall expose for sale, or sufficient thereof to satisfy said  Judgment Debt and Costs, at the front of the  Court House, Nelson, on the lfith day of January,  A. D. 18!i8, at the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  Dated, New Denver. Dec. 23d, 18!)7:  WILLIAM P. ROBINSON.  Deputy Sheriff.  Note: Intending purchasers  will satisfy themselves as to interest and title of said defendants.  sp  Sawmill  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough anddresse  Lumber  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  ���..3hJ!3f;i. trnwriTiia-**������=- v7^" ���^yft-s��� *����������� mm*. rag*..qg^_3��%.����i��.ar>j_^flg��.^ia___B_ ����������> _>_mn_ j^.a_ am  ���codccb- ��E_j_ra"_ra-rc___"r��_3;.'  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province   of  Kooienay.  British  to-��*it:  Columbia.  Nelson,   West  BY VIRTUE of a Warrant of Execution issued  out of the County Court of Kootenay, at Nelson, in the suit of Anthony li. MeGinty, Plaintiff,  Archibald B. Doeksteader, and to me directed  against the goods and chattels of the Plaintiff', I  have sei/.ed aud taken in execution all the right,  title and inlorcst of said Plaintiff', Anthony D.  McG-inty, in the Tiptop. Maggie and Nellie D  mineral'claims, situated about 2*. miles east of  Cody, in Ihe south fork of Carpenter creek,in the  Slocan Mining Division, and recorded in the  Mining Recorder's office at New Denver, B. C.  To recover the sum of .-7l.:i(i, amount of said execution, besides sheriff's poundage, costs and all  oilier legal incidental expenses, all of which I  shall expose for sale, or sufficient thereof tosatisi'y  said Judgment Debt and Costs, at the front of the  Court House, Nelson, on the 15th day of January,  A. D. 18!'8. at the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  Dated. New Denver. D ���(���. 23d. 18f*7.  WILLIAM P. R'l'BINXON.  Deputy Sheriff.  Note: Inh.-nling pim-b.isers  will satisiy them-  sehv.-J as ��� '��� m'erest a.i I lit.e    >1   said de!c:idaiit.��.  PRICE   LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  "        wide,  Joist and Scantling. sized up to  18 feet long,  8'to 24 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G, 6 "  V joint Ceiling, *  "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE &  S10 oo  $11 00 to  12  11 ..  12 ..  13 ..  20 .  22  ..  22    .  19  '..  14 ..  13  ..  Co  TENDERS.  TENDERS will be received by the undersigned  on the 31st December for clearing six acres,  more or less, for the ore Sampling Works at  Rosebery. For further particulars apply to A.  M. Beattie, on the ground.  British Columkia Ore Sampling Co. Ltd.  Care A. M. Beattie. Rosebery, B. C.  An immense assortment of furniture  lower than Coast  prices,  at Crowley's  New Denver.    Freight paid on order  to Sandon and all Slocan points.  Has often been electrified  bv the wonderful bargains  offered from time to time by  people with something to sell,  but it remains for   Ledge   to  America for  to exceed all such  propositions.     For the sum of $5.00  ���any kind of a five that will  be recognized in monetary  circles���we   will   send  The  any   address in  one  year and a  box of 50 Trail Blazer Cigars.  Ponder over this, gentle and  refined reader,  and send the  S5   before this   magnificent  chance  fades into  the obli-  f vion of past opportunities.. .  j        R.  T. LOW ERY.  I ��jLf***-*"MftW'-������uifl^ w/ffiHriifflfift ���^y-^yyKH^ THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 30, 1897.  Fifth Yeae  ���K*a33!SS838SS<f  By Frank 31. Eastman.  [Copyright. 1S97, by the Author.]  Thou cru-.lr!-' ivH lis, if that leathern tongue  Could tell v.-V.'.-i: Tl-ios-e uirn,  .sightless eyes  have- s<-(.'ii,  How tin- world looked when it was fresh and  young  And The gre .' deluge still had left it green.  ���Horace Smiih.  :  I had Iron exploring. a large rock  tomb iu tin- vicinity of Karnak for a  number nf weeks in the summer of 18���.  It was a comparatively old discovery,  but owing to ihe remarkable character  of the tomb I had thought it well worth  my -while to glean for such details as  might- have escaped the notice of earlier  vi.-jmrs.  The opening  to  the  sepulcher, acci-  den tally   discovered,    consisted    of    a  .<������, r.-.i^ht   pas--i:gc, barely   permitting of  the entrance of a single individual at a  tiuiH upon his hands and kuees.  Its sides  weie of   red   granite,   beautifully   pol-  islied, which glittered dazziingly in the  light of   the explorer's torch.    This entrance ran  straight  back   into  tbe hill  for a distance of some 300 feet, when it  ���suddenly'opened   upon a   large vaulted  room of circular form, from which there  branched   numerous  galleries  of  good  proportions, leading to other chambers,  in   which   had   been found  many sar  cophagi, mummies aud  mummy cases,  oue of the sarcophagi being supposed to  be. that of Thothrnes III, the most glorious monarch of  Egyptian history, who  erected the obelisk now in Central park,  though   no  mummy   had   been  found  wiihiu it.  The walls of the passages and chambers were, like those of all of the grander Egyptian tombs, decorated with numerous spirited paintings, the bright  colors of which still shone as fresh and  lustrous as if: they had been laid on but  yesterday. It was in this mysterious  abode of death that I had been long engaged, copyhig inscriptions and paintings, searching for new passages and  re-examining tlie old ones, with an enthusiasm which ouly an ardent Egyp-,  tologist can experience.  I had at length nearly finished my  investigations, and, in fact, the day of  which I am about lo speak was to have  been my last in the tomb, there remaining bur one picture to copy, and  that upon the wall of a remote gallery.  Accordingly, at about noon I found  myself before the picture in question,  palette in hand, svivionnded by a group  of fellahs in my employ, the flickering  light of whose torches gave their somber faces a sufficiently Dantesque ex-  . pression.  The picture I was copying was of a  very common type, representing a train  of long haired captives defiling before a  king whom I supposed to be Thothrnes,  but as the hieroglyphics connected with  the picture were very obscure this  would take some time to determine.  While painting away industriously, and  sometimes reduced almost to despair in  my attempts to mix colors as bright as  those before me, I noticed that the  paint had blistered , or peeled off a  little just at the point of the king's  nose. As I had never noticed paint  scaling from other pictures, I got up to  examine the place. Taking hold of a  projecting scale, I gave it a slight poll,  when, to my surprise, perhaps a square  foot of the paint came away, revealing  the granite wall behind, and in that  Wall a seam or joint.  With a cry of pleasure I tore, pried  and dug the paint away for a distance  of seme feet and disclosed tlie outline  of a door or passageway which had been  -J-l  y**;*  *.\���-.-.*: /y-y&  ixiXX  m  '��, w- <tef  7mmj^m%7M  1/ '��� ('     :\i   ,\f W'fflSB ft      ^  \~fi.   \ >'���  He bcui mu-.r the body.  filled with one immense stone, which  fitted its place so closely that the point  of a penknife could hardly have been  inserted between the stoue and the .solid  rock of the gallery. Beyond au entrance  so carefully closed and concealed there  must be new and. rare treasures, aud it  was with considerable excitement that  I began to consider how to remove the  obstacle in the passageway. Pressure, I  found, had no effect upon it, and there  remained no way but to blast it. I accordingly sent for drills and sledges,  and soon had two gangs of fellahs at  work sinking two holes on each shin of  the slab.  By taking advantage of the almost  imperceptible interstices between the  gtone and the wall the work was somewhat accelerated, and several hours'  labor resulted in two holes some eight  inches deep. These I half filled with  powder, properly tamped the charges,-  inserted fuses, lit them and retired with  due promptitude. The deep silence of  perhaps a minute was at length broken  by a deafening crash, followed by interminable echoes and a strong blast of  sulphurous air.  Allowing time for the fumes of tin-  powder to dissipate, we returned and  found the great slab had been hurled  inward, where it lay, brok, n into several pieces, upon the floor of a noble  corridor of great width and height.  Seizing a torch from one of tin-- bear- ;  ers, I sprang forward into the newly !  opened passage without a thought of j  the possible presence of foul air or poi-  !  sonons gases.  Luckily there was neither.  A moment's  examini'ion   s::: '.���.'.b.'ii  me  that this was the rea! or main tomb, to  which the  other had   merely served   as  au  'antechamber  or   pcihaps   had bc-eu  placed there as a blind to deceive those  I who   might  search   for   the   principal  ! structure.    Here   the passages were un-  ! usually   si-.'cioos   and   lofty  and   were  '-, decorated with paintings far excelling,  both in design and coloring, those I'bad  | been copying.  ;      Nervously pressing on down  the pas-  j sage, which was crossed at intervals by  j others as   lofty as   itself, I came finally  ! to an immense vaulted   chamber of  oc-  I: fagonal form, in   the   midst   of  which  i stood a huge sarcophagus of highly pol-  i ished syenite.  At its   head   there  glit-  i tered a huge golden ibis, its  long neck  1 curved in graceful  folds  and   the slen-  S der, curvi-d bill pointing, downward to-  i ward the place where the heart  of  the  inclosed'mummy would  naturally have  been.  About the sides of the apartment'  stood   eight   other   stone   coffins,   but  smaller and   of  red  granite   instead of  syenite.  ���As the sight of these objects burst  upon me by the, flickering torchlight I  felt myself trembling' with excessive  emotion. .Here was,iit might be, the  greatest Egyptological discovery since  the finding of the Rosetta stone. No intruder before me had ever disturbed the  silence of this must awful sepulcher.  Nor Cambyses nor Alexander nor any  of the long list of the conquerors of.  Egypt had penetrated the secret of this  rock hewn abode of the dead. Since  the. deep and solemn chorus of the departing priests of 0.-:iris had died away  in 'hollow echoes through the long corridors about them no sound had broken  the silence of tlie ancient dead. What  if they were to wake and ask me of the  doings of the world since, they had  slumbered there? Not history's self  could answer them.  These and similar thoughts flashed  through my mind, mixed with a triumphant feeling of exultation and self  gratulation. Bnt it was already late. I  had eaten nothing since morning and  my fellahs were tired and grumbling,  so I was compelled to abandon my discoveries until the morrow, though sorely against my will, So jealous was I of  my findings that, after seeing all of my  workmen out of the tomb, I had my tent  pitched before the cater entrance, in  order that none might gain access to  the new treasures which were withiu  the inner chambers.  After a restless  night I was up with  the dawn,  and, eating   a  hasty   breakfast, hastened   to   the scene of  my discovery, but before   repairing   thither  I  sent a  messenger  to Professor  Batesi,  who was  then considered   the   greatest  living Egyptologist;* and  who  was superintending   some   excavations   at* a  point about   tc\i   milts from  my camp,  announcing   my discovery and  begging  him to come   tomcat  once.    This v;;:  an unselfish  act on my. part, as I knew  very   well   that, the   scientific   world  would be apt to  give him entire credit  for my discoveries  if  he were, to arrive  i on the scene so soon aud   should   desire  j to appropriate   my laurels, but my d��-  ! light was so great that I felt the ueees-  I sity of a companion to share it with me.  !      The first task I set, for myself was the  J removal of the grand central sarcopha-  j gus.  I had pretty well made up my mind  | lhat this was tlie.real coffin of Thothrnes  | III and that tho one "found in the outer  | tomb hail   been merely a   blind.    I sent  ! to my camp for tackle and a  small der-  ��� rick so constructed   as to   be capable of  being  taken apart   in small   pieces and  I readily   put   together.    While awaiting  ! its arrival I examined the great golden  ibis closely,    it was apparently of solid  gold, ten feet high, aud the finest specimen of the  goldsmith's art I had   ever  seen.    The-modeling  was  perfect and  the minuteness of the work remarkable.  The tiniest feathers, the smallest scales  on the   long, slender   legs, were   reproduced     with     scrupulous     exactness.  "There has never   been found anything  to compare with it," I said   exultantly  to myself.  In a short time the men returned  with the apparatus, the derrick was  erected and clamps were placed across  the polished surface of the massive lid.  At my command the men at the windlass began to turn, and the great slab  rose slowly from its place and was  lowered carefully to the floor. Leaping  upon a coil of ropu at hand, I looked  down into the sarcophagus. As I did so  the light from my torch brilliantly reflected from a huge mummy case of apparently solid and massy gold. As is  usual with mummy cases, the head of  the case was modeled info the form of  a face. These faces are supposed to be  likenesses of the inclosed mummies as  they looked in life. The face was that  of a man still young, of pleasing and  yet commanding presence. Two crystals  inserted for eyes gave it a lifelike and  almost terrifying appearance. The case  was carved with many and elaborate  designs and was studded with the bod-  ; ies of many scarabs, which were set  j deep in the gold  These details  I observed at a glance,  i but, an object lying at the  side   of   the  i nuse and partly upon  it  now rttracted  my attention.    This was a large, vase or  fciisk cf  the purest rock crystal, elabo-  , lately   carved   with   mystical   devices,  i which was  filled with a   limpid, colorless fluid���perhaps four or five quarts���  which seemed to be  luminous.   At least  it reflected   the   torchlight with   au intensify  that   was   almost,   blinding.    It  was   a   wholly   novel   discovery.    Sar-  cophasi   and   mummies  were   common  enough, but never   had I   seen or heard  of   tbe   finding   of   anything   like this.  Had I found it in   a Grecian or Roman  tomb, I   might   have   called   it a lachrymal vase, but   so   far   as   I   knew no  such utensil was us:erl by tbe Egyptians.  Reaching down into   the   great stone  box, I managed   to   grasp the flask auc  take it up.    As   I   held  it aloft the. fellahs   set.   up   a   terrified  shout   as   the  light   of   their   torches   was   reflected  fioni   it   in   streams   of   dazzling   brilliancy.  " Bridy of Bacchus!   So  you  are nei-  Sher crazy nor hoaxing."  I  It w\.s the voice of my friend, Dt.  Batr i. who entered the tomb at this  moment. -  Dv. Batesi was an Italian, some 65  years of age, though yet vigorous and  of an extremely nervous temperament.  His figure was tall, but thin and gaunt,  and bis meager face was decorated by a  long a::d flowing while beard. His eyes  were small, bright and restless. Anyone  would have readily known him as an  enthusiast iu whatever study he might  be interested. .Me'always spoke in a  jerky, excitable manner, and his usually  nervous demeanor was now heightened  a dozenfokl by the strange nature of  our surroundings.  "No, you're not cra^y. But, great  heavens!   What a discovery!"  "Yes,"I replied, striving hard to appear cool. "I think this is something of  a find. See here. " And I made way for  him to stand upon the coil of rope in  order that he might look down into the  sarcophagus.  As the glittering mummy case met  his sight he Vegan a series of ejaculations in his native tongue, apparently  unconscious of my presence. At length  he, somewhat regained his composure,  and the crystal flask in my hand attracted his attention.  "What is .that?" he demanded.  "I do not, know.  I found it inside the  sarcophagus.  Did you ever see anything  like it before?"  He did not answer me, but, snatching  the vase from my hand, began to examine it very closely, at the same time  muttering excitedly to himself. His.inspection lasted some time. Finally his  face brightened and assumed an expression of decision.  "It may be. It is possible," he said,  still speaking to himself. "Why not?  Do not the records of Mauerho say so?  It, is not so improbable after all. Come,  come, we shall soon know."  "Come," he said, turning to me,  "we must see that'mummy. Let us get  the case out as soon as possible."  I gave the necessary orders to my  men, and the derrick was once more  called into requisition to lift the heavy  case from the sarcophagus.  "Do you suppose this is Thothrnes?"  I inquired while the men were occupied  with this task.  "If is no more Thothrnes, " he replied,  "thaa it is Habakkuk. It is Nef-Rah,  ti high priest of Osiris, of the eighteenth  dynasty,'' pointing at tlie same time to  a hieroglyph carved on the massive case,  which I had overlooked by reason of its  size, extending from one end of the  case nearly to the other.  In a few moments the heavy case  was on the stone floor and the massive  golden cover was removed, revealing  not the ordinary swathed and bandaged  mummy, hut a naked body floating in  an oily substance which emitted au  aromatic smell. If I had .expected renewed evidence of excitement-from the  doctor, 1 was disappointed. His features assumed a set expression, and he  bent over the body without uttering a  syllable.  "This liquid," I exclaimed excitedly,  "is"'���  .���'"'"  "Honey, " replied the doctor. Then  he continued as if to himself: "As I expected. Come! The ancients were not  all fools nor all liars. It, is 1 o'clock���  a great day, a great day!"  The body, as the mummy case ha.l  foretold, was that of a young man of  pleasing^, appearance and majestic figure, the flesh still firm and plump,  with no evidences of decay. The body  appeared to have been unmufilated by  the hands of the embalmers. There was  no iucision on the. flank to evidence the  removal of the viscera, and the plumpness of the closed eyelids led to the presumption that the eyes were still in  their sockets. There was positively no  evidence of death about the l"idy, unless it were, a certain rigidity, but otherwise it might have been mistaken for  tlie person of some expert swimmer  sleeping on the surface of his bath.  "Send your men for some food, a  half dozen bottles of wine and plenty  of water and towels," said the doctor  in an unnatural voice.  I had overlooked the fact that it was  past dinner time and hastened to give  the necessary orders to my men, though  what tbe doctor wanted of towels I  could not, imagine. The required articles were soon brought.  "Now dismiss all your men," continued the doctor in the same strained  tone, of voice.  I obeyed as unquestioningly as the  wedding guest obeyed the Ancient Mariner, aud the men, after depositing a  number of lighted torches about the  chamber, retired. After their footsteps  had died away in tbe long corridors,  the doctor began to paje slowly up aud  down the room.  Finally he spoke:  "How many kinds of mummies have  you found in your discoveries?"  "Why,"  I replied, "three  kinds, if  you mean the manner of their preparation. "  "And they were?"  "Why, the  first  class  have  all  tbe  ���^scera  and   the  brains  removed,   the  cavities  filled   with  resins and spices,  and have been steeped in   natron  for a  long lime.    The second   have  only the  brains removed and the viscera injected  with   oil   of   cedar.    These  were   also  steeped  in natron, as we suppose.    The  third kind were apparently  just salted  down for a certain length of time. These  are all the kinds I am familiar with.'1  "And   have you found   and seen no  other kind'"  "No."  "Well, there was a fourth kind. It is  so written in the book of Mauefho. I  have always believed it to be a lie of  ! tlie pries;.'.;. We are about to see wiietht r  j it was such m fact or not. The priests  claimed to have a process by which  tiny could arrest animation indefinitely, and that they could, after the lapse  of isgrs. restore life to a body in which  existence had been suspended by che  u,<--j cf a certain liquor, if the body were  k-'7'* from external injury. The only  ti.ing that has seemed to substantiate  tin:- claim has been the fact that a few  bodies have, been discovered at widely  different times which   bore none of  the  ordinary marks of embalming, from  which the viscera and brain bad not  been removed and which were nevertheless iu a better state of preservation  than mummies which had been carefully embalmed. I say such bodies have  been discovered. I should say, rather,  that it is claimed that they have been  discovered, but as I never saw one or  any one who had I have been inclined  to doubt the fact. This body settles the  ma tier.    I doubt no more. "  "I remember now that I have heard  something to the same effect," Ire-  plied, "but I do not see that this substantiates the claiinof the priests to be  able to suspend animation and to restore it after the lapse of ages."  "There are none so blind as those  who will not see," he replied testily.  "Do you not perceive that the reason  that these bodies have never been restored to life is either that the knowledge of their resting places has been  lost in the lapse of ages or that the  recipe by which they were to be revived  has been forgotten?"  .    "Well?" I said stupidly.  "Well, is there anything more probable than that this is one of those bodies  and that the contents of this vase is the  medicine by which it can be restored to  life?"  I stared at my companion in amaze-  meut. His words sounded like nonsense,  but his manner was calm-���unusually  calm���and after all the idea was not  wholly absurd.    There are more things  I jitin a it fur (latmonc. of the unexplored  currirftirs,  iu heaven and earth than our philosophy' dreams of. It might be as he said.  "You see," continued the doctor,  "that this.man was wise in his day and  generation and very prudently directed  the. medicine that was to restore him  to life to be entombed with him."  "Do you suppose he began his long  sleep, if it is one, voluntarily?"  "Hardly. It may have been a punishment for betraying some secret of  the priesthood or a religions rite, the  subject of which was selected by lot.  But that is mere conjecture."  "Does ir not seem impossible to you  as a medical man?" I queried.  ! "My friend," was the reply, "it is  j only tlie student of medicine who ap-  precian s how little is known of the human body. It seems improbable, yes,  wildly improbable; impossible, no."  "Very well, then," I exclaimed, filled with a rising belief and enthusiasm,  "let us try to resuscitate this citizen of  the primeval world."  "To work!" ejaculated the doctor,  turning to ihe body.  We first lifted it from the case and  laid it upon a piece of canvas which  was to have been our tablecloth. In  doing so we found it was not so stiff as  we had supposed. It was, in fact, limp  and yielding, like that of a person in  some forms of epilepsy. We then proceeded to wipe it dry with our towels.  The flesh Avas firm and natural, though  cold as the clods'of the valley.  "Bnt h6w shall we use tbe liquid?"  1 inquired.  "Why, there are but two ways of  using it���externally and internally. I  can probably tell from the odor whether  it is dangerous to give internally. There  is enough of it, I should think, for both  uses."  So saying, the doctor, after some difficulty, removed the stopper, which had  beeu sealed with natron. As he did so  a light, luminous vapor arose from the  flask, filling the chamber with a delicate perfume, like mingled ether and  crushed apple seeds. For a moment the  scent made me giddy, but this soon  passed away.  "We will first rub it with the liquid.  After thflt I will try to pry its mouth  open and pour some down its throat."  We  began rubbing the   body.    For a j  long time we worked in silence. It was  hard   work, and   the  perspiration   was j  "oou flowing from  us in streams.    An |  nour had  passed and no result was ap-  parent. :  "I'm   afraid it's no use,"   I  said   at j  hist.    "I don't see  any   indication  of *  life." i  ���'Keep it up," said the doctor stern- i  ly     "Do 3-0U suppose that one is easily !  awakened   after   a   sleep   of    .'-JO  cen- :  turies?" i  So we continued our work   for some ;  time.    I was nearly exhausted, when a ',  tty from the doctor attracted my atten- ���  t,ion. ���  "Look,   look!" he  cried, pointing to i  a   place   upon   the  right   thigh  of tbe i  body. '  1 looked at the place indicated.   As I ;  did so the doctor  pressed upon the spot '  with some force.    A paleness resulted, :  followed, as he removed  his thumb, by !  ti slow tide of returning color. ;  "Almigh'v    God!"    I    cried.     "He  lives!   He lives!"  The doctcr was silent.  Tt would be impossible to describe my  sensations on perceiving this indication  uf returning animation. Coupled with  exultation at the success of our experiment and the magnitude of our discovery was a nameless horror at the thought  of the personality of the being whom  we were about to restore to life. Readers of De Quincey's opium dreams will  tern ember the horror with which "the  tremendous, the horrible antiquity" of  rhe countries of Asia inspired him as  vividly as they recall his "cancerous  kisses cf the crocodile." Such au inde-  ��nable horror now possessed me. The  b( ing before me had lived and loved,  had thought and dreamed, had hor��d  and longed and feared before the dawn  :.i history, when the earth was peopled  t. 1th strange races whose very names  bail ' been forgotten long eons ago,  when the flood was a matter of yesterday .and the tower of Babel an existing  wonder of the world, aid yet I now  saw before my eyes the tide of life,  nagnaut for ages, once more beginning  to course within his ������veins.-.=  , Antiquiiy l.r.d not begun  Long; ere his primeval race .was run.  Ee seemed to belong neither to the  living nor t'e dead. He was a frightful  anomaly. I sickened with horror, but  still continued mechanically to chafe  his limbs.  After the lapse of some minutes,  which were, accompanied by increasing  evidences of the ii-turn of circulation,  tlie doctor opened ihe firmly compressed  lips and with his penknife easily pried  the teeth apart and poured several drops  cf the liquid down the throat of the  body. The effect of this was soon evidenced by a very slight but yet perceptible respiration. There was no longer  room for doubt, if indeed there had  bt en any before.  The man lived.  li.e doctor was still silent, and in the  whirl of my thoughts I was incapable  of spetch. We renewed our rubbings  with the liquor, and the respirations  grew stronger and stronger. At last  they were quite normal. The doctor  poured a few drops of the cordial down  the throat!  "Wo may rest now," he said.  I threw myself on the floor and think  I must have fainted from the exhaustive  labor, the tumult of my thoughts and  the, heat of the chamber. At any rate  I was unconscious for some time.  When I regained,-,consciousness, the  Egyptian (for now that he was alive I  suppose he. ��hould be properly so called)  was breathing easily iind naturally as  though iu a profound sleep. The doctor  was seated on the floor, his back against  a sarcophagus, looking intently at the  crystal flask which he held in his baud,  lis contents, about one-half of which  had been exhausted, sparkled brightly  iu the torchlight.  I arose and approached ruy friend.  As I did so I noticed something alarming' in his: appearance. . His features  were set and drawn, -while his eyes  glittered wilh a light that was fearful  in the wild intensify of their glare. I  hesitated to speak and stood looking ir-  lesolntely at him tor some minutes. He  su.ined uncensciouns of my presence.  From time to time he would mutter iu  a hoarse and inarticulate voice.  In the hope that he might Income  more comp< si d if left, to himself, ard  iu order in distract my uwu excited  thoughts. I turned my attention   tu the   . . _^_  "why not for all eternity, for, in the  long ages of existence that this will  give us shall we not be able to discover  the ingredients of which it is mads  and the manner in which it is concocted? Eternity! Eternity!" he screamed.  ���'An eternity of life is ours!"  A cold, icy horror seized me. Ther��  could be np doubt of my companion's  ies;ii:ity. He was a raving maniac. Th��  o;ui;::g events of the last few hours  bad been too much for his highly  wrought nervous system. I was alone  With him, far from human aid, and  where no sound or cry of inine could  H-arli the car of .man. To what extremity might not this insanity drive  bin:? I was unarmed, and, though a  ���nrcnger man than he, yet I knew that  insanity.lends a strength almost superhuman. Th-?re was nothing to do but  to strive to appear calm and if possible  quitf him/  "So you realhy think this must be  the elixir of life?" I inquired calmly.  "Of course it, is," he cried. "Do you  suppose' it will lTKtorc life to that carrion there after 30 centuries or mora  and not prolong the life of one already  living? Yes, it is the true elixir, the  true fountain of youth." Here his ravings became incoherent aud so continued for some time.  "Well, it may be as yon say, doctor,'*  I said at length. "But let us first get  this fellow fully resuscitated and get  out of here as soon as wecau. Heavenst  Think what fame, will be ours when we  introduce to the world i living priest  of the eighteenth dynasty!"  "Resuscitate that dog!" he screamed.  ' 'Waste on him any more of the precious fluid which means thousands of  years of life tons! No, no! Let him  sleep its he has slept. All that a man  has will he give for his life, and here  is life, life, life���thousands of years  of it!  "Why should you have any of it?" he  continued, casting a look of deep malignity upon me. "Why should you enjoy what, you did not discover? You  would never have( suspected the true  nature of tho liquor. You would have  wasted it all on that carcass there. No,  no! You have no right to it. It is all  mine. Millions of years of life, and all  mine!*'  "You are welcome to it all, doctor,  if you wish it," I managed to say. "I  am not enamored with life enough to  desire to pjolong it indefinitely. ' I am  satisfied with my allotted length of  days. But now let us get out of here if  you do not wish to carry our experiment further."  "Very well, then," he cried. "It is  all mine. Eternity is mine. I must begin upon it now, before 1 am a moment  older.    1-  i this moment I become as  gods. I drink," he said,  ask to.his lips, "to iinmor-  ilgyptian.    Mis rcspir;  had become  somewhat shorter, and a slight twitch  ing of his eyelids was anuaueut. Sitting  down beside him and taking his head in  my lap, I knocked off the neck ot the  Lottie of wine and poured some of its  contents down his throat, at the same  lime pinching the epiglottic to make  him swallow. The eii'eel of the draft  was soon evidenced by an increased color-  in the swarthy check, and in a few minutes, whiie 1 watched him closely, the  eyelids trembled and with great etlort  slowly opened, and two gnat eyes of  intense blackness stared WlemnJy into  mine.  There could have been nothing more  ! natural than for the man to have opened  his eyes ;il ter having been restored to  conscicHisncss, yet this action,'natural  as it was, affected me more than the  first discovf red indications of life. A  cold wave swept along my spine, and  my heart paused until I thought it  would never resume its pulsations.  On what prehistoric scenes had tho!*'  inscrutable! eyes hist gazed before they  looked into mine: What awful events,  forgotten ere, yet a pyramid was founded, what mystic rites, what mighty  men of old long sunk into oblivion, had  been mirrored in those hideously ancient  orbs?  It was as though the sphinx had  awakened from her granite sleep and  looked upon me. Luckily for me I was  not called upon to long endure that  awesome gaze. The eyelids fell, and, as  if exhausted by the effort of opening his  eyes, the Egyptian's 'respiration soon  evidenced that he was again sleeping.  I laid his head upon a fold of the canvas and arose to my feet. As I did so a  cry from the doctor attracted my attention. He had arisen aud was pacing  feverishly about the tomb.  "Oh, fools and madmen!" he. cried.  "Oh, blind and more than blind! Idiots  jnd imbeciles! What have we done,  asses that wn are? What have we done?'*  I stared at my friend in terror and  amazement. His words were those of a  madman, and the glitter of his eye and  the frenzy of his manner were in keeping. While I still stared he continued  his ejaculations in a half dozen languages, gesticulating wildly, throwing  his hands aloft, tearing his hair and  darting about the chamber.  "Do  you   know  what  this   is?"  lit green glare shot from  length he cried in a terrible voice, advancing toward me with the flask held  aloft.  "Of  course not," I replied,   striving  to appear calm and self possessed.  "Of coui*��;e you do not," he answered  with a sneer.    "Of course  you do not.  How should an imbecile like you know  what.it is? What should it be?  What is  it   but   the   real   elixir vita-, the elixir  of life, the wine of youth, the medicin"  of  humeri- !ity,   so   long   sought   and  never   found!   That's   what   it   is, and  that's what we have   been   wasting  on'  that   mncioy   carcass   there   instead   of  treasuring it for the preservation of on-  own lives through countless ages.    An:'  why not," be cried, his voice  rising t-  a scream, as   he turned   fiereelv to m;,  one   of   ilu  lining the  tality!"  A  the vase as lie held it aloft.  fnrgetlui of danger I sprang forward  to intercept his draft, fully believing  that it medicine so powerful as we. had.  lotiud this to be would be fatal to a living man, and, determined to save my  fiiend's Ji''��� at whatever risk to my  own, I leaped, forward, snatched the  ' tinsk from his hands and flung it far  down one of the unexplored corridors.  For an instant he stood as if thunderstruck.  Then with incredible quickness and  without uttering a ���word lie drew a  stiletto from his breast, plunged it into  my losom and darted down the corridor. I fell-fainting to the floor, but before I lost consciousness I heard a long,  blood curdling scream, followed by a  deathly silence, and I knew no more.  I'returned to consciousness in the  humble hut of a fellah near the scene  of my explorations, whither I had been  conveyed by my men, who had found  me insensible in rhe thick darkness of  the vaulted chamber. I had hovered for  weeks between life and death, but the  anxious care of a physician whom the  Scientific pednty had sent me on hearing of my wound finally restored me to  ���consciousness and life. No tidings of  Dr. Batesi had been received.  As soon as I was able I revisited the  tomb. Of its former treasurer not an  atom remained. The wretched fellahs,  who are not permitted to sell any of the  treasures of antiquity which they may  discover, bad taken all away to dis- '  member them at their leisure, in order  to sell the fragments surreptitiously to  tourists. The body of the priest had  disappeared with the other contents of  the tomb.  Feebly and disconsolately I crawlefl  along one of the corridors which seemed  to me to be the one down which I had  thrown the crystal vase. Suddenly my  torchhearer, who was in advance, started back with a cry of horror. Advancing cautiously, I found myself looking  down into a wide pit which was sunk  perpendicularly in the center of the  passage. I threw a pebble down it, but  no sound of its fall returned to my ears  from the thick blackness below.  As I turned, weary and sick at heart,  my foot struck a soft object. It was a  light felt hat. I knew it and its owner's fate.  The next day found me on my way to  the dahabeah which was to take, me down  the Nile. After my litter had been  pi'ace d on board, looking up at the bank  1 chanced to see a tall, majestic figure,  richly chid in garments of strange and  ancieiit fashion, gazing intently upon  the boat, and, as it seemed, at me.  "Who is that man?" I asked my  servant.  "'Me is a stranger, excellency, a  newcomer. They call him Neffar. He  is very wise, they say, very wise and  very rich, but he talks little. Some say  he has the evil eye, but I do not know. "  The dahabeah cast off from the shore  and with a favoring breeze shot swiftly  down the stream. As we swept downward I kept my eyes on the grand, imposing figure of the stranger as his gaze  followed the. boat until a bend in the  river shut him from view.  ' 'Str::i'ge, " I said to the doctor at my  side,   "what  hallucinations  sick   men  have.  Now I almost thought that"���  "Yes, they are strange," he replied.  THK END. Fifth Yeah.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 30, 1897.  FELLOW  TRAVELERS.  I fain world have thec stay, old year,  Ft.;-, oh, my heart is -vre!  This j>.ii,hr we say fcrev,-��U, old year,  .Farewell forever morel  Eov.- chii J le^t thee pass, old year,  Tim threshold of my door?  For when thou farest forth, old year  Thou wilt not go alone,  But only I shall see, e.-id year,  Upon the thi eshold .si one  *Phe footprints in the snow, old year,  Trod deep beside thine own!  There's one thai journeys forth, old year,  With, thee across ihe snow,  That hand in hand with thee, old year,  Out at my t'.oor will go,  But only I shall know, old year,  But only I shall know 1  And new year's snows will fall, old year,  And drift'my threshold o'er,  And new year's suns will rise, old year,  And shine upon my floor.  "The feet -that pass thi** night, old year,  Go forth' lor evc-r::'< vo!  ���Maiy A. M. XlV.rks in Temple Bar.  SEAMAN'S FAITH.  Many, many years  ago, oh the coast  ,   of   the Baltic sea, where  the beautiful  wooded mountains of the resort Zoppot  raise their heads, there lived a heathen  fisher named Trasiko.  Wild and rude as  the   sea   which,   autumn   aud  spring,  broke in storm lashed fury on the dunes,  -was  the  old  man;   weather hardened  were his soul and hand; defiant and inexorable as the cliffs, his character; no  xnau had ever  heard a good word from  his mouth.   His hut was built high on  the sand, forlorn aud frail, a plaything  for the tempest that; roared  around  it  and   a coveted prey of the waves that  struggled  up higher" toward  it every  jear and eagerly tore away piece after  piece of the narrow dune that was the  foot and  support of the hill.    Yes, the  _ea was, like a cunning  and faithless  woman who stretched  out her white  arms   threateningly  and   coaxingly   to  the fisher; who, full of  enticing favor  threw the rich treasures of shipwrecked  vessels into his lap, and then, with impatient haste, strove  to draw him and  .all his precious belongings down to her  in tho cool, death still;* crystal palace.  Trasiko knew the  mighty deities  who  often raised their snow crowned heads  above   the   water,   angrj*** or  smiling,  wreathed with rushes  in the  sunshine  or driving furiously in their shell formed   chariots  over  the waves  at night,  amid thunder and lightning.    He made  sacrifices to them when he needed their  help  aud reviled  them when  they refused it.  The old man had stored up great  wealth in his cabin during the long  years, but the loveliest pearl that ever  man's eyes looked upon did not lie with  these treasures of the dead, but stood  like an angel of light, living and blossoming on tho hill, gazing with longing blue eyes out upon the sea as if  she were sure of seeing a sail loom up  at last upon the horizon with "Deliverance" as skipper aud "Happiness" as  cargo. Swanada was the fisher's golden  haired daughter, the most beautiful  flower that had ever sprung from this  stern cliff land, the valued goal toward  which tho youths of (he coast and of  the neighboring islands made their way  through wind and waves.  But Trasiko. kept his hard hand on  the lovely flower and inspected tho suitors with his cuuniug, greedy eyes.  There was none rich enough to purchase such a wonder plant.  ���Swanada took it with indifference.  Her face'showed an occasional fleeting  shadow, but iu her heart all remained  peaceful aniFcool. !.ho waited for him  whom she had seeu in dreams, earnest  and convincing, gentle and proud at  once. A dark cloak hung from his shoulders. Where his boat tossed the sea  sparkled and the clouds of heaven  changed to gold and floated in the shape  of a cress above the stranger's head.  Hi! How the tempest shrieks, how the  sea thunders against the shore!  Trasiko leans his bearded chin on  both hands and curses the gods. He  knows how tho bare teeth of the sea  cut into the coast. . Then he hurries  down eagerly. It seems to him that he  sees by the glare of the lightning a  small boat battling with the waves.  When he returns, his face is sterner  than usual and his back is bent with an  unaccustomed burden. He drags a youth  with him���he knows not if it is god or  man. Precaution urged him to the rescue that ho.might not risk ruining himself completely with the till powerful  spirits.  -Swanada. lifts the firebrand, and as  she looks on the stranger's face it seernG  to her that a warm sunbeam has suddenly fallen into her heart. It becomes  bright in tho'cofctage. as if it were bathed in flaming purple light. It conies  from tho little cross that glows on the  seaman's breast.  .And when the sun shone again in the  heavens the young C'hristlieb looked  into tho blue eye's of the heathen fisher  maid; two hearts were exchanged, a  troth was p!i;.;hted for time and eternity ;md sv>v*:*.*.i to upon the'cress. The  foivh:u F-eaman went boldly lo Trasiko  and as-red him for the hand of his  daughter. He was poor, he s;;id. He  came- from far beyond the. sea to find  amber on the Baltic ocas!.  Then viia'.Q a shrill, evil laugh from  the ol<i mint's lips.  "Go your way home again," he cried  gcorniu'ly.   "I have never met one who  boaster,   then make  this dune firm  in  ppite of the sea.   Then I will give you  Swanada."  'C'hristlieb was white.   .  "Father Trasiko,   such   a  thing   is  impossible," he stammered.  "Tneu  go your  way,   you   dullard,  and put Swanada out of your mind."  '���And wiil you keep your word?"  Again tho old man laughed loudly.  "I will   he food for  the fishes on the  .day that; I break it."  ''Give, me a twelvemonth for it."  . Trasiko nodded crossly. He saw how  the young man's eyes shone as if with  prophecy. Who could tell, perhaps the  Christian gods were more willing to  help their ov>n than were the unfriendly water spirits.  So they parted.  As the little boat was again launched  in, the foaming tide Christlieb threw  bimself on his knees aud prayed: "Give  rue a sign, O merciful Saviour, to tell  me if thou wilt bless my work and  hring thy holy cross to everlasting honor on this coast. Then will I go out into the world comforted, knowing that I  shall return to happiness. "  And   as  he turned'his  head again to  look  back a joyful   "Hosanna!" burst  from his lips, for up on the dunes stood  Swanada  and   stretch-ad   out her  arms  longingly, so  that  her figure was outlined against the sky in the form of a  slender cross.  Thus the saints answered bis prayer.  Christlieb  laid  down   to rest in his  boat  and  saw a wonderful  dream picture.  An island projected from the blue  sea, sandy and  unsafe like  the hillock  upon which  Trasiko's  hut  was   built.  The  loose  earth   sank into the waves,  breaking up and dissolving in utter helplessness.   Then  down  from the clouds  came  a  bright  angel  bearing  in   his  hands   an   insignificant   looking  gru*  plant, thorny and hard, with wonderf*fP  jagged leaves.  He planted it iu the arid  sand, one  little  stalk   beside  another.  And see there, with what magic power  it shoots up and becomes a strong interlaced wall that holds the  earth firmly  together with.its network of 1,000 roots!  And the 'angel  turned his smiling face  toward the young seaman-and[pointed  to the work of his hands.  Christlieb awoke and thanked God  and praised him. Then he set forth to  find tho "island through the boundless  seas of the world.  The sun rose and stink again into the  water; stars watched over the solitary  little boat and threatening clouds thick-,  ened.around the mast; storm and tempest played their wild game and pulled  at the golden anchor of faith which  love and the vision .had cast in the  heart of the young seaman.  At last he espied it, the longed for  island, standing high and uneven above  the sea, glistening in the light of the  morning sun. The seaman raised his  hands joyfully and cried, ''God be  praised, I have found thee, thou promised angel's land!"  There grew the gray, thorny weed  that was to give him his happiness, and  he uprooted the plants and loaded his  vessel to the edge: with them until  there was scarcely room for himself.  "f]pi.--;r the sail���yo ho!���;n:fl away foi  MAKING GOLD.  o;.--f  th-  ( t  v. ���  lie  B:i;t  i"  , "S rose; how the?  :t? in auger against  And what torment  e-   narrow place foi  thefPjistant ft  hi I    How  white foam er'vfs !  the weak   timber!  to be conlinrd   to ti  days and weeks, stung uutil he bled by  the sharp leaves and thorns whenever  he moved, wounds on 'all his limbs, a  very torture chair! Should he throw the  weed overboard, goaded as he was by  tlie unceasing pain? No; rather let their  ��� in e.Je's dra-tv his last drop of blood.  But ihe- task became harder and harder.  The sun' burned; the gray thistles  drooped their wilted heads. With a  prayer Christlieb reached for his last  flask of water and shared it'with his  charges. Then shone a rainbow in the  sky, and a wind sprang up and carried  the little ship, as if with magic hands,  to tlii'.l'ariiway shore.  "iSwanada! Swaiiada!"  There she stood, weeping for happiness, and stretched out her arms to hei  loved one:.  Christlieb planted the thistles on the  shore of the Baltic sea, and Trasiko's  dunes were as firm as the cliffs. The  old man's heart was softened when he  sa.v the power of the.Christian's God,  and'he laid the hand of his daughter in  that of the young seaman.  Bripht glowed the sea with purple  and gold. Through the thistles ther?  surged and rustled a sound as of a thousand voiced psalter, and on the hill the  first cross was raised.  Many hundred years have passed. On  the strand i:f Zoimot the bells of the  Lord' ri!)*/;. t'l**> golden sign of faith  ;-'iij:es from the t<:we:r of (he church.  Ivo trace is to be found on the white  sand of Trasiko's hut. It is gone, and  1 o11 ���_:. long forgotten. But one thing rein;: ins��� the gray thistle-:. The protector of  jinee brought with  sea.   It grows and  Follow   tlie   Indian   Alehemint*'   Bfefhoda  r.nei, I��re8to! Vou Aro Rich.  For a long   time in  India the apparent  transmutation   of tin, zinc, copper  and mercury into precious  metals  has  been practiced.    We  have   seen   there  with oar own eyes a metal like gold issuing   from  the crucible of  the Indian  alchemists���a  metal   that could not be  told  fioiu  real, gold   by means of  the  touchstone.  We may say, however, that  in old India, as well as in young America, they have not yet succeeded in giving to the metal thus obtained the chemical properties  of gold.    On this point  they are not more  advanced in the ont  country than in the other, and the problem seems to us not to be near solution.  The.metal obtained can, in fact, be decomposed into its constituent elements.  Nevertheless, it may be interesting to  present to  public notice the  Indian alchemists and to describe their methods.  Around these personages many legends  have sprung up.   The people assert that  they never come  into a city except   by  divine   inspiration in  order to cure ill-  ucks   and   to   enrich  certain  persons.  There is  a belief among the Hindoos,  very widespread, but  purely  fabulous,  lhat  they  disappear  at. certain  hours  to rejoin the ciitars���divine naturalists  of the early ages of India, who, according   to   Hindoo  tradition,   meet   with  their divinity, Hari Ishari, on the summits of  the Himalayas, to learn -the,.secrets of nature.  The following is the method employed by these Indian alchemists to make  their gold. We give literally, conforming to the weights and measures in use  iu India, the list of substances necessary  for this delicate operation. These are,  according to our documents:  Sulphur   of   Nelli-Kai   (Phylauthua  lemblica), 24 rupees weight (7 ounces).  White seeds of Abra precatorius, 9 rupees weight (-yj"o ounces).  One whole garlic.  Cinnabar, (i rupees weight(2ounces).  English orpimeut, 6 rupees weight.  Sal ammoniac,- (1 rupees weight.  These are powdered separately, and  then a paste is made of the whole, with  three quarts-of "paddy" made of the  mi iky juice of Asclepias gigantea. The  whole is ground up with this milk.  Then little hard balls are made of the  mixture, and finally two sattis are taken  of fine, hard earthenware, of such size  that the material to be distilled occupies only one-third or one-fourth of the  vessel. On the lower vessel another sat-  ti is soldered With potter's earth, after  an opening has been made in the end of  this second vase. Over this hole is fitted a bottle whose end is pierced, and  it is carefully sealed to the vase. Into  tbe lower vase are put the little balls  described above, and the whole is then  sealed up.  The powder, when vaporized, rises  along the sides of the bottle and condenses around the hole. It is collected  with a feather. Then zinc is taken. For  each rupee's weight of zino is allowed  a quantity of the powder as large as  ty/o or three rice grains. The zinc and  the powder are wrapped up together in  a bit of paper or linen or a leaf. The  whole is x'ttt into a crucible, which is  then sealed with a paste composed of  one part of cow dung, ope of charcoal  and one of potter's earth. This is  placed on. a, fire of wood charcoal and  he.ted white hot, after which it is allowed to cool, Open the crucible���you  are a rich man.���Paris Cosmos.  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice tliaf action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th dav of November, 1807.  ft. E. PALMER, P. L. S.  Chicago Mineral Claim.  Vancouver Fraction Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District   Where located: On south  side of Four Mile Creek, adjoining- the Vancouver No: 2 and the Zilor claims.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. Robert E. Palmer, aet-  L    ing- as agent for the Vancouver Group Mining Co.. free miner's certificate No. !i44i0. intend  sixtv days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining- Recorder for a certificate  of. improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th dav of November, 1897.  R. E. PALMER, P. L. S.  Napier Mineral Claim.  Situstein the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Wheiv located: On south  side of Four Mile Creek, adjoining the Mountain Boomer on the west.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer, act-  J_    ing as agent for the Vancouver Group Mining Co., F. M. C. No. 94420, 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.  Date-d this 18th e!ay of November. 1897.  R. E. PALMER, P.L.S.  Situate in the Slocan Mi.iing Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On top of  divide between Sandon and Cody creeks and  about one mile from mouth of Cody creek.  ���PAKENOTICE, That I.A.R. Heyland.aetingas  1 agent for Alonzo D. Coplen. free miner's certificate No. 77,��-U. intend, 60 days from the date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder, for a  certificate of'improvements for the .purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 28th day of September, 1897.  Gold Ring: Mineral Claim.  Kicnrdo Mineral Claim.  Situate-in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.    Where located:   South  side of Pour Mile Creek adjoining the Zilor  ' on the West.  rpAKE NOTICE That I, Robert E. Palmer, ac-  1    ting as agent  for the Vancouver   Group  Mining Co.. F; M. C. No. 9-1420, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Alining Recorder for a certificare of improvements for the  purtwse of obtain ing o Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take! notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th dav of November, 1897.  'R. E. PALMER, P.L.S.  American Girl Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile from the Forks of Cariboo Creek  and joining the Millie Mack mineral claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I. J. A. Kirk, acting as  agent for H. C. Pollock, free miner's certificate No. G7,803, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  I a certificate of improvements, for the purpose  I 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 21st dav of July, 1897  J. A. KIRK.  PASSENGER  TRAINS  EACH   DAY. -^ EACH   DAY  - Between -  Trail and  Rossland  On the-^  ii ooiite ly.  Run Made in one Hour.  Great Eastern Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where locateei:   Adjoining the Madison and about Ik miles southeast of Town of Sandon.  'PAKE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer of  1   Sandon, acting as agent for Price Eaton  Co., free miners' certificate No.97435 intend GO  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements,  R. E. PALMER, P.L.S.  Dated this 16th day of September, 1897.    sel6  Cube IJode Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Queen Bess claim on the east about  two miles south of Three Forks.  TAKE NOTICE That I, Robert E. Palmer, acting as agent for Wm. Glynn, F. M. C. No.  8525.", and James H. Moran. F. M. C. No. 83010,  intend sixty eiavs from the date: hereof to apply  to the Mining Recorder for u 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  tif such certificate of improvements.  Dated this llth day of November, 1897  ' R. E. PALMER, P. L. S.  Fii-st Extension Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Lying  south of the Young Dominion claim on  Howson Creek about two miles south of the  Idaho Concentrator.  TAKE NOTICE That I. Robert E. Palmer,  acting as agent for Win. Glynn. free miner's  certificate; No. 85255, 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 97 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this llth day of November. 1897.  R. E. PALMER. P.L.S .  Midnight Fractional  Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On top  of divide between Sandon aud Cody creeks  and about one mile from mouth of Cody  creek,  HP AKE NOTICE .That I, A.R.Heyland, acting as  I. agent for Alonzo D. Coplen, free miner's certificate No. 77,224, intend, 60 days fromthe date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 28th day of September, 1897.  L. 1855, Gr. 1.  Derby Mineral Claim.  &.����l>a mem Oown.  Hobson���I sent a half dollar to that  concern which advertised an appliance  for keeping gas bills down, and got it  this morning.  Dobsoii���What did they send you?  Hobson���A ���papnrweii.-ht. ���New York  Commercial  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Alt.  Adams, adjoining the Adams and Britomarte  two miles southwest of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Robert.E. Palmer, acting ns agent for the Adams British Columbia  Co. Ltd, (ran miner's-certificateNe>.(1335 A, intend  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a 'certificate of improvements for tlie purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  eif 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 llth day of November, 1897.  R. E. PALMER, P.L.S.  Pelly Mineral  Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of West  Kootenay    District.     Where    located:���  On Carpenter Creek about half a mile above  the town of Cody anel adjoining the Chambers mineral claim. **     ���  TAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirsch, as agent  for   A,.  H.  Buchanan,    free   miner's   certificate No. 83,543, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of .improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under Sec.  37, must be. commenced before the issuance of  such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 16th day of October, 1897.  JOHN   HIRSCH.  L. 1853, Or. 1.  Dunedin   Mineral Claim.  No. 6 Leaves Rosslaud at " a.m.; Connects in  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at  Rossland with Red Mountain train for  Spokane.  No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 12:30 p.m.; Connects with  C.P.R. main line Steames from the north  at Trail.  No. i Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects  with C.P.R. main line Steamers tut the  north, ot Trail. ,  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gten'lSupt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1897.  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 "West  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Reco  Hill and adjoiuing the Ruecan and Blue Bird  Mineral Claims.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirsch, as agent  for James Marshall, _\ M. C. 88878, Thomas  Brown, F.M.C. 83451, and Duncan S. Forbes, F.  At. C. 09176. 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 15th day of October, 1897.  JOHN HIRSCH,  L. 1856, Gr. 1.  Italia Rook Mineral Claim.  T  Not Needed.  "I hare hare a neat and pretty little  letter opeuer. " began the agent.  "t-o have I at home,'' said the business man saf.ly; "I'm married."���Cincinnati ('-' i.'iimercial Tribune.  tii<- tiiines, that was  pain li'eun over t!,c  R:read:-; at-- ;*. Kg.-'.ty  "jan. 7i.\: '������'leif.v ;:''  n. this -hv ;h<> s;i  which we   Jthow ���,<������  iu tin  fa iih.''  hit;;:  i.t::,(.:e (*.:  i.  ro:i!   ti)v'  i*-'f by the true sea-  v -. ���' nny-flieb, but  :*v, i;ni(>,*ejy weed,  si a.lii-jjly, is en 1 Jed  ��� i:- i l-ii> ".-*:'iini; :rs  (..-i-erman For bhu.ri  CERTIFICATE OF IMPRQVEIVSENTS  I-ii'oipriMiity ."-Tiiiera! Claim.  Situate in the Slocaii Alining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: Twenty  five mile*;* west, of Kootenay Lake and about  10 miles e;ast of Slogan  Luke, and nboi.it four  miles south of Scaton  Creek, a westerly extension of the Maid of Erin.  Ti.AKi; NOTICE, tlint.  I. Charles' A.  Stewss   of  I    h'asb.B. C acting as agent for the Slocan  Reciprocity   Mining  Co.,  foreign, free miner's  certiticate Fo. 84,829, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining riicorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose  of   obtaining, a Crown grant  of    the   above  claim.  And further fa ko notice that action as under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 3Uh elay of November, 1897.  Lillian No.   1  Mjiuu'itl Claim.  Situate! in the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Whore located: On Four  Mile Creek, near mouth of Granite Creek, ad-  jeiining the Mountain Boomer.  I.AKE NOTICE that I. Robert E. Palmer, acting as agent for the Vancouver Group Mining Co., F. M. C. No. 91120 intend sixty days from  the date hereof to apply to the Miniiiir Recorder  for a certiticate 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 certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 18th dav of November. 1897:  R. E. PALMER, P L. S.  Concord Mineral Claim.  inir Divi.-  Where locate  on  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the-Young Dominion on the north, about  1'. niiles south ofthe Idaho concentrator.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer acting  as agent for Jas. H. Moran. F. M. C. No.  83010, John A. Finch, P. M. C. No. 79534, Wm.  Glynn, F. M. C. 85255, and Peter Larsen. F. M.  C. No. 83717, intend sixty clays 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 seic-  tion37mustbe commenced before the issuance  of such certiticate of improvements.  Dated this llth day of November. 1897.  "RE. PALMER, P.L.S.  Situate iu the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Carbonate King mineral claim on  Payne Mountain.  TAKfi NOTICE that I.John Hirsch, as agent for  Edward Mahon, free miner's certificate No.  94537, intend (10 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 said certificate of improvemeiit.s.  Dated this, 25th day of October, 1897.  JOHN HIRSCH.  .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.  k  JVelson&Ft. Sheppard  JBted  Mountain  RAILWAYS  Ajax   Fraction   Mineral    Claim.  Situate; in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenav district.   Where located: On West  Fork of Noble Five slide, 1000 feet from summit of R. E.  Lee Moun ain, a rcloca ion of  the Malbo'ro, bounded on  north by Starlight  and Duliith on the south by Ajax and Crown  Point, east by Treasure Vault, west by Rush-  ford and Lce*Frac'tioii.  LAKE NOTICE, That I, E. J. Matthews, act-  _    ins as agent for Wm. Braden, free miner's  certificate No. 7(!,135, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certiticate of Improvements, for the purpose of  cbtainiiiga 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 25th day of November. 1897.  T  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District ofthe  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave. Arrive.  9:20 a.m.        NELSON       5:35 p. m  12:00 " ROSSLAND      2:50   "  8:00 a.m.      SPOKANE      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 daily.  NOTICE.  Inverness Mineral Claim.  conh  ri"j  Id with his* linger i;;>ili  Sti:fi  fat'������**. ly  thins is  fi,,, i- ;,.  Contrasts  iat  \ho.  Ci a I*.:  I,  liter  ; for  Ho   v.l'O   Nveiuirl   inarrv  u.-y  jmiKt do sonu'ihJur,'  more than iittn  eci'ai.-s of yfJlow ivsln. "  '*A.!<1 '.vhat shall I do, Father Trasiko: !-.'ii Vi ork is too hard ih:;.t is done  for t.,y,!.'ii!*iu(l God. Christ and all  fcho t-iiiiii-���-�� wiil li'.'lp me."  Sharp   as  a   clag.'f.r's point were the  fisher's ryes.  Ilia giaucc swept over the  hor;'. from Yi'hich  the  tide had   again  r:;!':.ii.  ������;.!:!'  pe i. -.'ciary.  thrown *wii  .sit.ie.-u so  n  - stxiv: I  is ;i:tiri.:  wine <:w  . i i...;  :��� i.-'l;:  ths uneducated  I 7 t'OlM  !;i\ i';  nth- tiii:  T-:   Ho   ..  rried  iri in  ,i.  Situated   in   the  Sloean   V.  West KoofrUKiy District  On Payne* Mountain --lifii  fPAK'R N'OTICE, tli.it   I. Charles A.  Stones of  L    Kaslo, 11. (.!.. actinvr a-< -nr-nt  for the Sloe-an  h'ccii'i-ocily   Miin'im* ('���!..  foivi^n, -five   miner'.--  e-erlilii'Mir  No. SI ,S_!i.  intend   sixty   days I'm in  tin-  date    hon.'ol',   Jo  apply   fo    the   .Mining  fiee-.iirdi-r for a corfiti'Mite nfiinpreive'inonts. lor  the; pnrp ���.-!��� ol'iiM'a iiiini; *' ('a'-wn   irranr. of the  uliove claim.  Anil furthf-i'take:-  notinc  that  action, under  section ."'7. must be; commenced hi'fore the is-ai-  :inco of such e'crtiiie'iito of improvements.  Dated thi-- :ii.irh day of Novv.hiIm-i-. 1897.  Oceiiii Miiwrii 1 Claim.  Situate! in the Slocan Mining Division, We-st  Kootenay District. Where loe-ated: On Reel  Mountain'about two mile's northwest from  and about, nine mile* from the mouth of the  North Fork of Carpenter Creek.  TAKE NOTICE, that I. Robert K. Palmer, of  Sandon, aetinir,is a^ent for John Brown, nf  Sandon. fre-c miner's 'certilicate No. 7tncS  intend, sixty days from date hereof to  apply to the Mining;' Ri'eorder for a certificate1, of  improvements lov the nurin-se of obtaining* a  Crown irranl of the: above churn.  And further take   notice  tha f. action, under  section   -'i*.  must  Ik- commenced   before   tho  issuance of sue.ii ce.^-tilieato of improvements  Dated this Ifh dav of November. JSI17.  It. K. I'AI.MKH, P. h. S.  NOTICE is hereby given that !)() days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands aud Works for permission to purchase  the following parcel of land situated on the  east side of Slocan 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 & Slocan Railway right of  way, thence running* south nlnmr the line of the  Nakusp & Slocan Raihvay right of way to the  northwest corner of the towiisite of Rosebery,  thence east f> the point of commencement, containing* Siiacres, more or less.  Datcel, Nov. JSt.h.lSft".  A. M. BEATTIE.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADINJ3JD0.,  LTD.  Strs International anfl Altierta  On Kootenav Lake and R'ver.  Time Card in Effect   Oct.   1st,   1807.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passei'gei trains of theN. _ F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson and way points. 5:45 a.m  Ar. Northport 1L':1.6 p.m.; Rossland 3:40 p  m.: Spokane, fi p.m.  Lv.   Nelson for Kaslo nnd way points, 4.45 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m ; Rossland. W-.'M a.m.:  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  iir  ri  is   not  inn po-  ht:ic  t rn.*������!:���  frVCll  who ,  el-  it 1!  ... 1,  tl  h*  torn  sand (ir.ne  giko'.s hie!  was'ai* ii':'.  ���mrui y*u* i  hiji.i!>elf a  antly:  "If  y!-:;������  :\ piece.    After a minute  the  -lid dmvn after  it, and Tra-  i-yjjIc   neaivr to tlie  sea.    It  :!.*.���>:���'.nt   thought; for the old  LJjc   ractory  prcpie oi   \>  ���7. as is   her iciirc talented  iiid    ������''.-"f-c-que ni.iy   when   scim:  ij:C'~ alcjjy !���'::(��� is ready te  ..i;; wiili ��� his in a sinijijc,  tilth" hoiu'e.    ln:t the j^jrj  ly day, the ri.:i:ir.- c.f my  ;ti tlie cnurljy manors of  hand hi:ii hCiiii-i will not be  ���-.iv.nt *-������ v  i-vv neat.  to v,*  Hi.'  ;*k and build  aiviihed d'ifi-  .-es, e.ay  iaciy'.s .silks a:  my laeiyV hu::  contrnt to give nil her salary, however  cii iii cult i: may be to earn it, for the  si-.fte of  being loved by a man who may  d hor fo charniina; when the rent  "(fin  cvertfiK'   and  the  vf on  babies   i;  DC V.*  yor.  Situate iu the Slocan Minimr Division of West  Kootenay   I 'i.-lri'-t.     W'li.ii-   loc.iu el:   Near  .Maid uf Uriii  on  .I'ayue  Mountain adjoining  sni.l i-l.'.iin on H'i'-t.  fP.\KK XOTiCi;.   ilcit  I.   whnrli:s   A. Stoc-sof  1      Kaslo.   it.   C,   ae-tinir   as   a;;'-nt:   for  I).   W.  .Moore, fi'iv! niim-r'.-i e-i-ililicaic .No. 15 H)A and Jas.  Waiigh.     live     miner's     (vrlim-ati:  \o.   77.i>J-J,  mte.'iid     si\-ry    .lays      I'roni     ilato    hereof    to  appiy to 1 'he Miniii:r liee-onler i'o:-a. eerl ilieafe  of improvemeiif s for the purpose of obtaining  a Orei w n i;raiit oi' the a, hove elaitn.  , And further (���;��� liJ-nofj.-i!  that  action   under  Section   ,*i7   inn.-   he   coiTiineneei'l    lieloi'o   the  insiiain-c of :,U'.:h   e.-rtiii--ate of iuiprove-jmftiit.s.  .Dated this .'iotli day of November, J*-*!*7.  Sliver Shir Mine;ral Claim.  Situate! in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distrie-t. Where iocated: On Four  Miie'Creek at mouth of Orani'c Creek, ad-  joini-ier t-l-e Mo-rit.ihi J! -,i> u r  "Ij-i.'. K K N-i'l'It'l-; ill'*- I. if K. i'aliner. acting  ;j      as .: ;i'i|i    "-'tii-   V-'iu-'-uv -i-  ("Troup   Mining  ���:>.-;������' '.i j -;���"<       ���������!   fi.-   ie   X.i.   !!lt-J i. in'i'ud '!'!  .,.-;:   i,i-:,   .|.,|.- iie!*-of t    apei.i 1 i the Mining  Sn |>]i1iii-<e and   Gem  .M.iniM'ui  Claims.  Situate iii the SIccmii  Mining Oivision  of AVest.  Kootenay District.    Where   located:  Adj.'in-  ingihe Lalla I'took and   Minne.*i;iolis mineral  claims on Payne Mountain.  TAKR NOTICE that I. John   ITirseh. as agent  1    for the  Ramsdcll  Mining and   Milling Co.,  free miner's certiticate Net. 7-Jti.S  A,   intend, sixty  flays from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recoreler for certiiicatc. of improvements, for the  purpose of obf.-liningOrown gran! ������fab >vc. i-lainis.  And further take notice that action,  under  Section  37.  must  be  commenced    i-efore  the  issuance of such cert.jficatc of improvements.  Dated this -.'."th day of Ocleihcr.lW.  JOHN II IK SCI I.  Xooiiiluy, G-rcy Magic, and Fourth, of  .rulv Mineral  Claims.  NOTICE  Sixty (HO) (lavs after date I intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and W'eirks for  permission to purchase the following- described  land: Commencing at s. Walker's'north\ve;st  eorii(!r post, running'north forte (10) chains, fol-  lmving ihe Columbia river, thence; east ciirhty  (Wi) chains, thenee south forty (.10) chains, .fhene'i!  West eightv (SO; chains, and e-ontainiug* (hive  hundred mid teventv (":������<) aen-s of land, more or  less. '     ELLEX* McDOUO A L'D.  Dated this Jith dav of November, j,S!l7.  0--OL  UUAr  !<y  | BONNER'S FERRY anu KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.'  The Alberta await.-, the arrival of the Inter-  , national before leaving for Beinner's Ferry.  : Lv. Kaslo, Sat.,4.no p. ni: Ar. JJouneinry, Sun.  ! midnight.; Aj, Bonner's Ferry. Sun.. 10.30 a.m.  j Lv Bonner's Ferry. Sun., lp.m.: Ar.Uou.nil-  i nry. Sun.. 5 p.m.: Ar. Kaslo. Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close eonni'cton at Bonner's Ferry with  ; trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.-to a.m.,  ! and Wo.-t hound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  ���     The1 la^t trip thi- season  on the Hnii!ie|-'= Ferry  j route will lie on the 'ith and 7th  November after  : which date the   Bonner's  Fe-rry service  will !>e  disi'Diitinuvil.  OK'Hi'DE   ALEXANDER, fien'l Mgr  : Heart Ollice at Kaslo, !!.(,'.  1   . Kaslo. II O., Oct. 1,1807  sifiamsMs Lues.  Atlantic  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  ��� On liforiiin.   A 11a n  bine  I'an'sia n.  Ca ri liaginia n  l..abrart <!'.! ���oiiiiiiioii Li:.  Va neon-, or.  From Mi'intreal  Situate in the Slocan   Mining  Division of Wi.-st  Koi'ei!���v Disiri'-t.    Where locate-.el:   On the'  cost slope of the valley  of Cody creel;, a hoot  three miles from  Cody.  -'"AKE NOTICE.   Thai   I.    J.   II.   Cray,   a.-r-  1    ing    as     agent     for     Hyrm     N.     White'.  free  miner's   certificate   No! 7-1.-.'ito,  intend,  e;u  days from the date hereof to  apply to the Mi:  Recorder for Cerliiie.-i'e of Improvements, foi  ��� .iip-p-'sc   ������:    'ili'ainiiig   Ci'mvii   Grant    of    si  Leave  Arr.   1  : K (III  S .'if!  !l .'ill  <> 51  to o:i  10 IS  10 .IS  0 a'I  A.M.    K  Arrive.  at) P.M  i Leave 11.(it) a.m.  South Fork  Sproule's  Whin *.i*at-2*  Hear Lax ft  McOuigaii  C'dy Juii.-ti:i  Sandon  e'OI'V    I.IN'K.  Sandon  O.dv  Leave 1 <��i     "  Arrive ll .aa a.it.  11.2o   ������  j l.'iubria. e.'uaard  ! l-'lrurii! "  ; Campania.  j Ma testii'.. White  ; Telii-onie  j St. Pn u!. A merii  j St.. Leu:-.  ; State ol N'ehras!;  | Soul liwa 11;, pi  |N:;epr.ll:iMd.  ; Cabin    I."..  i Interm'-'1- ������  Freiii New York  Lin  c..  ���tar Line   ca ii   Line   kit. Alien State Line  I St ar Lino   '. -Dn. 7a   so ami \v.:\v.-  ,!  U''W:  K0BT.  iii-j  tiie  'Vi'  Trallie Mngr.  i'iKO  ���-���l:i*uis.  And further take iK.Uee lhat  .".7 musv be- commenced beef ire  (Vrlitiea ���(-, of imei-ovi'.ni.iits.  ii.iied iliis si-li ���{.>;������ o. S ���pt.'nii  aet.o-i ll.nler Sec. [  is-mance  of   -ite'h ���  ���i-  is.'-: i  J'  die  and fr-.'iii all  S.  CAJIJ-  ��� r :>ir  ii'iint.--  loKLl  id   am:  .   anjil;.  COl'ELANR  Sil'."l'i-|t.������:���!���������"  sj e.-i!jisiiip tiei.ei . ;<  I '  .Aircnt. Sain.l'di.  p  ra'e-:  Pn  1 ii-i  So nil ���(!.  Ti;  A. I  ��� i:u up  ���Ml   t!  el at  i an ('  WILL  (,.-  , p. i;.  a an p<  \M    s*!*  in  ��� -w  \g.-nt  SBRRSB  mammx 8  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 30, 1897.  Fifth Year  MINING   RB0ORDS.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing*the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive'.- were  as follows:���  ASSESSMENTS.  Dec 22���-Gentle Annie, Century Fraction, Reliance, Elazhar Fraction.  Dec 27���Yuma Fraction, Aurora No 2. Aurora  Fraction, BostoekNo 2.  CERTIFICATE OF   IMPROVEMENT.  Dec 27���Yuma Fraction, Aurora No 2 Aurora  Fraction. Suburban Fraction, Wyoming, Yuma.,  Night Hawk Fraction.  THANSFEKS.  Dec S3���Tipton, Maggie and Nellie, all interest  honyt) M "������  '        ���--   -  sheriff.  of Anthony  IcGiiity. takeu in execution by  to A T T R  Golden Cup A, Archie A McDonald  Blackwood, Oct 11.  Dec a8���Home Run J-, N K Franklin to Chas W  Greenlee, Oct 11, i*5. '        ���   ���  Same, Harold ��� Selons to same, Oct M.  " Emily Edith Fraction, Iron Clad,.Eagle and  Eagle Fraction 1/5 in each, and Emily Edith',  Patrick Dalp to Mary E Rammelweyer, agreement to sell for $2,500, Nov 3. _ ������  Silver Standard, Giant, Emily Edith, W H R,  Jas Bowes to Mary E Rammelmeyer, agreement  to sell all interest for 32,500. Nov 3.  Dorthy, A B Railton to The Ruth No 2 Mining  Co, Dec 23. .'5,000.  Jo .Jo, Alice Trenery to Wm Hunter, Dec 23.  a g-reat  amount of work map-  summer bv this  SLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  There is  ped out for the coming  g-reat railroad company.  Rev. 'Robins spent a few days in town  this week from Trout Lake Oity where  he is now stationed.  A good Xmas trade is reported by the  business houses, despite the fact "that  this has been the quietest Xmas known  for years in New Denver.  Mr. Meldrum, of Wm. Meldrum &  Co., will leave :in a few days for Calgary, where he is called by the head of  the concern in anticipation of the g-reat  Klondike trade in the spring. The  branch store here was bought by Mc-  Lachlan & McKay, who will continue  the business.  The supper to be given New Year's  Eve by the Fatman's Club, promises to  surpass any effort of previous years.  The members have, by common consent, raised the weight of eligibility  from 110 to 116^ pounds, for this occasion only. After the supper and its  affects are over the Aveight of eligibility  will be lowered to 110 pounds���possibly  lower.  THANSFEKS. (  Dec 17���Jenny Long J, Mary McKay to A T R  Blackwood. ,  Scotia, Win Wilcox to Wm Clough.     '  Dec 21���Empress Fraction J, Alina Kirkwood  to R J Kirkwood.  Dec 22���Sundown Fraction 1/0, Herbert Bunting and Wm Scott to Wm White.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  Dec 18���Murray Creek  JBriek, same.  Dec 21���R&D, L Field  LOCATIONS.  A McC Banting:  Red  Ionic, Chas M Field.  ASSESSMENTS.  Dec 21���Luther, J Henry.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Dec 2(>���Colorado.  THANSFEKS.  Dec 40���Slocan Chief No 10, Kootenay Queen  notice of lien by Bert Pearson.  Montezuma Fraction, Montezuma No 2, Vera  Cruz No 2, Buena Vesta No 1. M McMicken, L L  Patrick, ElC Hughes,;E|Roehe to Kaslo Montezuma Mining and Milling Co. o  Afton and Lucky 3. L L Patrick to same.  Dec 21���Imperial Cheese, Oscar Larn to H Cutli-  bert.  Water Eall, A H Jarnagin to .same.  Hidden tTreasure  and Easter, argcement  be-  ttVCGll SiTHlG.  Toronto Boy J, Corinthian and R F all, W A  Merkley to Chas M Field.  Dec 22���Carson J, W H Carson to Thos Wall.  Carson i, same to Carl Nelson.  Dec 33���High Bluff 3/ln, Walter Cloagh to II  W Chapman.  Tony 3,'K!, same to same.  ^Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllli/j^.  I NEWS IN PLACE!  A ball will be given this evening on  board the Steamer Kootenay, at Arrowhead.  MissGire,a female mining expert has  arrived at Grand Forks direct from  Europe.  The New Denver school will open  next Monday with E. Strickland as  teacher.  Harry Bourne and wife, of Revelstoke, 'spent Xmas with Frank Bourne  and family.  A Kansas City man whose name is  Ananias bears a" very good reputation  for truthfulness.  Captain Armstrong, of Golden, and  Jim Wardner, of everywhere, will operate a line of steamers on Teslin lake  next summer.  The Millward orchestra is receiving-  many words of praise for the excellent  music rendered at the masked ball and  social entertainments.  NEWS HKRK AND THERE,  The River Thames police force,  in  London, consists of 200 men.  A ton of soot results from the burning of 100 tons of coal.  Snake's liver is said to taste very like  good ptarmigan.  Horses succumb to cold quicker than  any other animal.  Postage stamps are gummed with a  starch made from potatoes.  A single salmon produces something  like twenty millions of eggs.  <  Some insects are in a state of maturity half an hour after birth.  During a most violent gale waves are  not more than 45 feet in height.  Tt is said that the aliens in New York  actually outnumber the Americans.  Fully one-third of the female population of France laboi on farms.  Only eight per cent, of Russia's enormous population can read and write.  Olives.  The olive is one of the oldest trees  mentioned in history. The ancients had  almost a religious regard for it, and its  branches early became the emblem of  peace and good will. In this age it- is  valued chiefly for its oil. In Southern  Europe, where it is extensively grown,  the fruit, which is a small green oval, is  gathered when rare-ripe and spread for  several days to dry and ferment. It is  then crushed in a mill, the stones being  so adjusted as to avoid (breaking the  stone of the fruit. It is then put into  coarse bags and the oil is expi essed by a,  screw press.' The crushed mass is ground  a second and sometimes a third time, to  obtain lower grades of oil. Besides its  very extensive use as food, the oil is  valuable for its medicinal qualities and  for cutaneous application. The refuse,  after the oil is extracted, is used to fatten hogs, and as a fertilizer. The green  fruit, pickled in salt water and spiced, is  esteemed by many as a relish.  The Time  For Improvement.  up hisihand after the draw and skinned  the cards in an anxiety he had never  felt before. He had drawn the queen of  spades, a woman's face that he. thought  never looked so sweet in all the course of  of his life, as he characterised it.  There was $22,000 in the pot. Ralston  had drawn a pair of jacks, making an  ace full. His face betrayed his luck.  Baldwin meditated, hesitated, coughed  and squeezed his cards from time to  time. It was a critical moment. There  was a big stake. He knew he had the  banker beaten. The other members  about the table watched every movement of the two players with intense  interest. After a thought, Ralston threw  in a white chip���$10. It was a small  bet. Baldwin then nervously bet $30,-  000. , Ralston at first started to raise the  bet as much more, but hesitated and  finally called the $30,000. It was Baldwin's" four queens to Ralston's ace full.  Baldwin says that was the luckiest draw  he ever made, and it was a one-card  draw at that.���Philadelphia Times.  The Tallest Man.  Black's Hotel  Sandon; B.C.  The tallest man in the world is "Bud"  Rogan, a negro, who lives at Gallatin,  Tenri.   When standing erect, which he  only   does   with   great  difficulty, he is  eight feet and   four inches tall.    He is  unable to walk, and goes about town in  a little home-made cart drawn by two  white goats. He is present at the arrival of all trains, and he gains a livelihood from the charity of the strangers  who gather about to question him.  Aside from being over eight feet tall,  Bud has a reach with each arm extended of ninety-six inches���the greatest in  the world, and twenty-one inches more  than Fitzsimons. His hands are each  thirteen and one-half inches in length,  and his finger-nails are about the size of  a twenty-five cent piece.  He is almost a skeleton, yet he weighs  156 pounds. But the most peculiar and  attractive feature about him are his feet.  They are each about eighteen inches  long and as large around as an ordinary  man's leg. No shoes have ever been  found that he could put on, and in consequence he has to keep them wrapped  in a blanket in cold weather.  Come to the well-  known little store  and buy your Xmas  presents.  Plenty   of   Toys  ana   Dolls   for  the]  Children;       Silver- j  ware, Watches, Dia- i  mond Rings, etc. etc j  My stock of Hats, Ribbons, !  Hosiery arid Ladies' Goods |  will he sold at greatly re- ���   . ���   J  duced prices for 30 days. j  >"  ,/  Has    Steam     Heat, \  Electric   Light   and  every convenience for  the comfort of guests.  The house is   First=class  in every respect  and has few equals in  the mountains ofthe  West.   The rates are  TO  $250  a day  $400  ��  .lust    Bailiffs.  A traveler arrived at a forlorn-look-  ingl country inn one day and called for  chicken. "Haven't any, sir," said the  waiter. "Bring me soup." "None,  sir." "Well, mutton and potatoes."  "We have no eatables.'' "Then bring  me something to drink." "We have no  spirits." "In the name of wonder then,  what have you ?"   "Nothing, sir, today  MRS. J.  Josephine St.  II. WERELEY,  Parson's  Produce  Company  IRA W. BLACK,  Proprietor.  Its Central Location  and proximity to all  railroad depots make  it the headquarters  for   fiining  andCommercial  Men,  during their visits to  the silver metropolis  of Canada.  JU.  A'  MERICA'N  Mining & Milling Co.  but bailiffs,   replied the waiter.  Mux Wanted���To rent well-furnislt-  ed room or cabins newly built. Save  hotel fare and have acoihfortablehou.se  for only $Q a month. Apply to Thompson, Mitchell & Co.  Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  Give  us a  Palma Angrignon  gave the ladies of  New Denver a sleigh ride to Silverton  on Sunday. Over 60 ladies enjoyed the  trip without a man to talk to except the  drivers.  Kentucky colonels will not overlook  the moral hi the case of the St. Louis  man who is turning to stone as the result of having drunk too freely of  spring water.  Divine service in the Presbyterian  church   next Sunday, Jan. 2, at 7:15  6m. Subject: "Gfood Resolutions,  ow Formed and How Broken." W.  J. Booth, preacher. Everybody welcome.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church on Sunday next, January 2nd,  as follows : Morning at 11, "The'battle  is not yours but God's." Evening at  7:15,-'Ood or Baal which." Preacher,  R.N.Powell. Spend the first Sunday  of tlie New Year at Church. Everybody welcome.  Work on the shaft on the Galena  Farm mine has heen abandoned for the  present, and the force of men put to  work in the old workings where a very  line showing of galena is being developed. It is tlie intention to follow the ore  chute. At last accounts the face of the  ore vein was 10 inches.  The Christmas tree services held  last Thursday evening in the Methnclist  church was well attended and greatly  enjoyed. The children's exercises were  well" rendered. Another Xmas tree  will he held in the Presbyterian church  New Year's night. A short program  will be g'iven and presents provided for  all children present.  They don't know much iu Chicago  about Vancouver and British Columbia.  In reporting the evidence in the assault  case of F. Jacob Erb, "the 10-year-old  foot-pad," tlie Chicago papers make the  hoy say: "I worked on de Pacific  coas' mostly ; wus on de Empress of  Japan for free years as cabin boy and  firin'. She run "from Seattle to 'Frisco.  and den acrost de ocean to China.''  At the annual meeting of the Sunday  School Monday night the old officers  were elected aiid teachers chosen. The  repoj t of the secretary-treasurer showed most encouraging gains during the  year. The average attendance was 26:  more than 850 was collected and expended for literature in connection with  the school, and there was in the treasury something over $16.  Engineer Perry will take charge of  construction of "tho proposed C.P.R.  branch into Rossland. He will be relieved of the finishing work on the  Slocan crossing road  early in January.  While a porter was unloading- a railway van, the door swung back, giving  him a deep gar.h in the head. "I have  got my head split iopen," he said to an  Irishman, who was standing- near.  "Bedad, and now's the proper time to  ?ut something into it, my bhov," said  addv.  Mrs. Dewtell���It aggravates me orful  tew hear people lie.  Mr. Dewtell���What's th'er matter  neow ?  Mrs. Dewtell���Why, ol' Cy Prime  wuz talkin' terday 'bout "our furrin'  relations," when f know puffeckly well  there hadn't never been a Prime thet  didn't live in Podunk."  a  "Is anything wrong with your egg,  Mr. Gruff?" asked the landlady ofthe  boarding-house.  "No, madam, nothing at all," was the  reply; "but isn't it just a little small for  its age?"    ,'  The wickedest man has been found.  He lives in Mississippi, and the local  paper bewails the fact in this way;  "Some fiend incarnate, with the roaring furnaces of hell staring him in the  face, entered the residence of John  Jones Saturday night and stole the  Presbvterian Siindav school collection."  Some people save all their sympathy  until a man is dead ; then they make  his grave sloppy with their tears.  Old benevolent gentleman (to little  boy whom lie has met upon the beach)���  What will you do my little man, if I  blessing and a kiss ?  smash   vou   on  if you  want  Stylish   Suit,  Nobby Tie, or a  First-class Hat.  A fine   line  of  Ladies & Gents'  Rubbers      and  Overshoes     always on hand.  We  have   also  a complete stock  ofLadies'Capes,  Jackets,   Mcln-  toshes and Dry  Goods.  McLach/an & McKay,  New Denver.  Wholesale  dealers in  Butter, Egg-s,  Cheese. Apples,  Poultry and  Cured Meats.  Th-.'.'largest handlers of these  goods   in Western Camilla.    All  warehouses* under perfect system  of cold storage.   Kull stock carried  at Nelson, 13. C.     For prices write  or wire  P. .1.  1UISSK1VL:  Manager of Nelson Branch Par  son's Produce Company'  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole   Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  Sandon, B. C.  3p"  Oct. 21, 1897.  To a,l) whom it may Concern-.  This is to certify that as I am  removing from Town, G. W. GRIM-  METT, Watchmaker and Jeweler, of  Sandon has purchased my business.  I beg" to thank my numerous  customers for their patronage in the  past and I hereby respectfully re  quest that they will give their patronage in the future to MR.  GRIMMETT.  Newly opened iri New Denver, is one  of comfort, luxurv and ease. The  rooms are elegantly furnished, the  building hard-finished, the dining-  room warm, light and tastefully decorated, and the tables laden with all  the viands fit to eat. It isn't neces-  to talk about Henry Stege's bar. It  is too well known.  HENRY STEGE Prop'r  Slocan City  w.  HALLER,  Watchmaker and. Jeweler.  bo v���I'll  the  Little  snoot.   Air Tie-lit Heaters and Box Stoves at  Bourne Bros. Tlie largest stock nnd  lowest prices in the Slocan.  Lady (as a blood-curdling' war-whoop  is hoard from tlie kitchen)���What is  happening, Walters ?  Maid���That is Dinah. She always  yells that way, ma'am, when she succeeds in turning itlie omelette without  letting it drop on the floor. She's the  daughter of a Zula chief.  Furnish elegantly and cheap, Parlor  sets in rugs and plush. New designs in  fancy chairs, couches, etc. At lowest  prices at Crowley's New Denver. Endless variety of Pillows, Bed-t and Mattresses.  For  four-bits   you  can   purchase  ancient newspapers at this office.  X   I-iiicky   Draw.  100  amy  Have the finest stock of Christ -  mas and Fancy Goods in the  Slocan. Intending purchasers  will find it to their financial and  artistic benefit to inspect, this  stock before buying all their  Holiday Goods.  It is a story illustrative of luck. Ban"  ker Ralston, Lucky Baldwin, Senator  Sharon and an Englishman sat in the  same game. The betting* before the  draw was heavy. All fell out but tlie  banker and Baldwin. The latter sized  his opponent up for three aces and was  almost convinced that the banker had  him beat. Baldwin hesitated whether  he should take two cards or one. He  finally drew one, and had gone in with  three*queens. Ralston had three aces,  as  the latter  supposed.    Baldwin   took  Our Xmas trade,  while not half what  it will be next year,  was quite as good as  we could reasonably  expect. As a result  our stock of Fancy  Chairs, Rockers, etc  is not so complete as  it was; yet we have  a good selection and  solicit your attention  if you are looking  for anything in our  line   Our stock of Bedroom Furniture  is especially nice. Are you iu  need of anything in this line?  Our Xmas trade being* over we are  now able to fill orders for Picture  Framing and RepairiiiK mon;  promptly.  WALKER BROS. & BAKER.  New  Denver'  Furniture Dealers and Repairer*  s     Cndertakers and Embalmers.  N. B.-We have, the only practical Undertaker  and Em halm er doing business iu tlie Sloean.  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines free of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of tlieabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  F. W. GROVES,  Crvn, and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial T,an<l Surveyor. j  Underground Surveys. Surface ana  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.      Kaslo, B.C  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  X Xo. 71.  "W.   B*.   __:.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   McXIOHuLLS.    President  CHAS.   BRANT), Secretary.  Goods called  for & Delivered  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly sat-  isfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer line's  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  .<fy Rates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  Silverton  Drug  Store  grw'  Drugs  jm  Cigars.  108 Bishopsgate  [within]  The  British L0KD0N-ENG-  Subser'-���"���-   - "  -  Columbia  Review  R.O  Proprietor,  Silverton,  Subscription. SJ..-V) per annum  To    Brokers,    Mining?  Engineer.1?, owners of  Mining claims. Mining  Engineers, Assaye.r.s.  Journalists and others':���  Advertise in the  only representative  Europe. A   Q^fl InVestmeilt  B.   (.'.  Hevieir,    The  B.    C.   Journal    ii;  Do you want Ink?  Do you want Type ?  Do you want Stereo Plates ?  Do you want to'trade Presses ?  Do you want to trade Paper Cutters ?  Do vou want Anything in thte way  of Printing-Material.  Co,'^Ji?5;heToronto Type  Foundry Co.,Ltd,  J.C.CROME, Agent,  COO Cordova Street,  JZ'U       VANCOUVER, B.C.


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