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 '/IstA/tsL**'  ^ xJ^tyO^  Volume V.   No.  16.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 20, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  UocaT arid >i?n?n*S*  Alex. Dick, the well-known mining*  engineer is in London, England.  The Merchants' Bank of Halifax has  established a brand) in Nelson.  �� J. H. Cavanah has resigned his position as Justice of the Peace of Slocan  City.  Herbert T.  Twigg,  has ,'gone  the well-known  on a visit to Ire-  surveyor,  land.*  The returns from the 205 tons of Republic ore shipped to Nelson ten days  ago went $18 in gold to the ton.  Robt. Rento will relieve Mr. Finucane  as manager of the Bank of Montreal,  while the later spends a few days in  Spokane.  Divine service in Presbyterian church  Sunday ' next, Jan. 23, at 7:15 p.m.  Everybody welcome. Service conducted  by W. J. Booth.  In our statement of the cost of repairing the methodist church made in the  issue of Jan. 6th, the figures should have  read $350 instead of $250.  The K. of P. local lodge will give  another masquerade ball on February  *  22nd.   Get your costumes ready and  lookout for further announcements.  Mrs. George Lovett died at Sandon on  Tuesday afternoon aftera short illness of  less than a week. The remains will  probably be taken east to be interred in  Toronto.  A fancy dressed carnival is billed for  Saturday evening at the Sandon rink.  Prizes are to be given. The New Denver  band will furnish symphony for the  occasion.  The dancing fever seems to have taken  hold of many Denverites in the most  desperate form. Even good Methodist  feet are heel and toeing it to the fascinating music.  The scroll "God is Love, God is  Light." painted over the pulpit window  in the Methodist church by Mr. Mill-  ward, is as fine a piece of work as can be  seen in any city.  D. J. Macdonakl, formerly superintendent of the Currie, has been appointed Provinciol Inspector of metalliferous  mines. He will inspect the Rossland  mines immediately.  The returns from a trial shipment of  five tons of ore from the Silver Nugget  have been received. The average.per  ton was 3S8 ounces silver.- This property has been stocked by the Slocan  ���'Tbity Mining Co., and Hugh Sutherland  its president is now in tlic old country  attempting* to raise money to push development, work in the spring*.  The semi-annual meeting- of Slocan  City's Civic Commission held last week  was a hot one. It was to decide whether or not a toll road would be built up  Springer creek, and the question was  ultimately decided in the negative hy a  vote of tlie house. A petition was presented asking the government to build  the road, iand D. Mowat was appointed a delegate to the provincial parliament to look after the interests.of the  lower lake section.  now Messrs. John Lindblade, John Bergman, C. W. Anderson and J. A. Turner.  An offer of $15,000 for a one-half interest  was refused last week. The ore in the  shaft mentioned, according to all reports,  is rich enough to pay the owners to  crush it and pan it. They intend to  open the mine and put it on the shipping list next spring.  FKBN   MINE   CLKAN-UP.  mining interests. Its patron is His Excellency Lord Aberdeen, Past President Major R. C. Leckie, of Thorbrook,  N.S.; President, Geo. E. Drummond,  Montreal; Secretary, B. T. A Bell, editor Canadian Mining Review, Ottawa  In its council are represented four  gentlemen from British Columbia, W  Ai Carlyle, Provincial Mineralogist; S.  M. Robbins, Nanaimo; John B. Hobson,  Quesnelle, Forks, and Howard West,  New Denver.  KASkO   KONGXOMEIJATKS.  BltYAN   TO   GAGE.  The Fern Mine, on Hall trcek, south  of Nelson, has made its second clean-aip,  which brings the total yield for the  three months it has been working, up  to ��28,500, and the expenses $12,000*  The clean-up  just  finished  covers   a  period of 44J days, from November 14  to December 31st, 1897. The bullion  shipped amounted to $9,631.93; concentrates, $1,389.42 ; ore, ��1,608.03, making  a total of 812,197.38 produced by the  mine during the 44 days. The bullion  was in the shape of gold bricks, which  were shipped through the Bank of Montreal. The report of the mill run for  the 1,068 hours shows the average number of tons per day to have been 28.11,  making a total of 1,251 tons milled. The  free gold recovered was $7.70 per ton,  and concentrates $1.55, making a total  value of ?9.25 per ton. The average  duty per stamp for 24 hours was 2.81  tons. Mr. Innes states that he expects  to see the output three times as great as  the cyanide plant and another 10stamps  are working.  The work of iinproving*the navigable  properties of the Duncan river will commence next month.  A dividend of $30,000 was paid the  owners of the Whitewater last week  making $154,000 to date.  While playing cards at the Union  Club last Thursday James Wallace died  suddenly from heart disease.  A Seattle paper states that E. E. Coy  was robbed and deserted by his companions while coming from Dawson City  to the coast.  Last week the Montezuma mill and  tramway were started up. The mill is  an 80-toh mill and the manager expects  to begin shipping concentrates.  Chas. W. McAnn was last week elected mayor by acclamation. Aldermen  were chosen as follows: John D. Moore,  Fred E. Archer, A. "VV. Goodenough,  Geo. Whitesides and D. W. Moore.  Rawhiding is about to begin .from  the Gibson and Silver Bell. The former will send down considerable ore and  the latter has nearly 75 tons to come  down. This with about 30 tons from  the Bismarck group besides the Montezuma's output, will make a fine showing for the South Fork.  KOOTJKNAY   NEWS.  SHiri'ED    VIA    KASCO.  Fifty-six mines situated in and about  the Slocan Division shipped during the  year 1897 via Kaslo.   The Kootenaian  gives their name;  as follows :  American Bov  Montezuma  Antelope  Mount Adams  Antoine  Mountain Chief  Apex  Noble Five  Argo  Northern Belle  Best  Pavne  Black Fox  Raiubler  Blue Bird  Red Fox  Carbonate  R. E. Lee  Chambers  Reco  Charleston  Rubv Silver  Coin  Ruth  Dardanelles  Sapphire  Eureka  Silver Bell  Freddie Lee  Slocan Chief  Gibson  .Slocan Star  Goodenough  Snap  Great Western  Soverign  G. W. Shan-  Stranger  Ibex  Sunset  Iron Hand  Surprise  Jackson  Texas  Langham  Trade Dollar  Last Chance  Two Friends  Lincoln  Washington  London Hill  Wellington  Lucky Jim  Whitewater  Madison  Wonderful  George Woods, of Nelson, died last  week in Spokane.  Captain Fitzstubbsis ill in the Jubilee  Hospital, Victoria.  "Shady" Giegerich, of Sandon, is  visiting his old home in Pennyslvania.  Robert Liddell, of Victoria, is chief  jailer in the new county prison at Nelson.  Thomas Blench and Lydia Jane Anderson, of Slocan City, were married  last week.  Several branches of the Molsons  Bank are to be established in the west,  some in Kootenay.  Captain Gore, lace of the cremated  steamer Nakusp has been appointed  port captain of C.P.R.'s Kootenay fleet,  Captain Troup having* been transferred  to coast service. Captain Gore is one  of the best men that ever held a wheel  and his friends are pleased at his pro-1  motion.  Rossland's  New Officers.  At a banquet, held in Chicago in commemoration of Jackson Day, W. J.  Bryan was the speaker of the evening.  In the course of his remarks he took up  Secretary Gage's financial bill and* criticising, it, said in part:  "The present secretary of the treasury, Mr. Gage, is eminently fitted to be  the instrument of the financiers in their  efforts to   complete  the scheme commenced 24 years ago and   continued  without interruption until the present  day.   He possesses a sublime faith in  the superiority of money over man, and  a surpeme contempt foi* the rights, the  interests and the opinion of the people  at  large;     He   knows  that  the gold  standard was adopted in the Uniited  States without any party ever asking  for it; he knows that in the campaign  of 1896 adoption no party ever dared to  commend it; he knows that in the campaign of 1896 the party composed of  bolting democrats was \\\e only party  which dared to declare the gold standard a blessing; he knows that at the  polls 90 per cent, of the voters registered their  opposition   to a single, gold  standard, differing only as to the means  of securing bimetallism ; he knows that  the president,   to whose partialty he  owes his position, sent a commission to  Europe to beg other nations to help us  get rid of the gold standard; he knows  that the senate and house,with scarceh'  a dissenting voice, appropriated $100,"-  000 of the people's money to pay the  expenses of the commission while it was  seeking relief from the gold standard ;  he knows that France, by joining in the  demand for international  bimetalism,  condemned    the   gold   standard;    he  knows that the farmers, the laborers,  and to a large extent the manufacturers  of England desire international bimetallism^ he kxoAvs that the maintenance  of the gold standard means unmerited  advantage to   the money-owning and  the bond-holding classes, is undeserved  punishment to the vast majority of the  people of this country and of the civilized world; and yet in spite of his knowledge of all these facts he is deliberately  planning to fasten  the gold standard  permanentlv upon   the   people of the  United States."  Refering to the future outlook for  the bimetallic party Mr Bryan said :���  "Since the last celebration of Jackson  day thousands of political prodigals  have returned to the old home and  thousands more are growing weary of  the husks.   There is "no humiliation in  ��ast Cana��tfaH NeV/s  Jar> 12  The Ontario Government has passed  a bill for the garnishment of the salaries  of civil servants.  Judge Jette is receiving congratulations on his appointment to the Lieu-  tenant-Governsnip of Quebec.  The ��-ross earnings of the Canada  Pacific Railway for the past year show  an increase of 83,305,196 over" those for  1896.  The missing heirs of John White, the  first Attorney-General of Canada, are  wanted as a fortune is awaiting them in  England.  The renowned ex-champion oarsman  of the world, Ned Hanlan, has been  elected a member of the Toronto municipal council. ,  The Marquis of Dufferin's eldest son,  the Earl of Ava, is preparing to go to  the Yukon to investigate some mining  properties in which his father has interests.  Sir Oliver Mowat held a reception on  New Year's day, at Government House,  Toronto. ADOut 800 of the stern sex  paid their respects to the new Lieutenant-Go yernor.  James Allison has confessed that he  murdered Mrs. Anthony Orr on August  9th last. He said he did it to get even  with the Orrs for things they had said  and done to him.  healthy reading matter, and cited the  case of a man, who had learned how to  poison his wife from a newspaper report. He also attacked the social department of newspapers, as tending to  make public the most private affairs of  people's lives.  Another old pioneer, Mr. Thomas  Mara, aged 90 years, passed away on  Thursday, at his home on Beverly St.,  Toronto.' He left Ireland in 1832 and  settled in what was then known as  "Muddy York." In the rebellion of  1837, he served under the late Capt.  Ross. He was one of the oldest members of the York Pioneers, and the Irish  Protestant Benevolent Society. Flags-  are flying* at half-mast on all the public,  buildings.  There is considerable talk of the*  establishment at Toronto of a nickel  smelter. A proposal is now before the  City Council for the erection of such  works,but the first thing to be attended  to is the imposition of an export duty  on nickel ore and nickel matte. If this  tax was imposed the Canadian Copper  Company would be compelled to do its  refining in Canada, instead of, as heretofore, taking* it over to the States.  Mr. R. J. Tough, of Toronto, the chief  promoter of tlie scheme, has gone to  bring  Monday evening a -meeting of the  Athletic Club was held to coliect dues  and attend to the business end of the  institution. All present paid their  monthly tax of $1. The report of the  treasurer showed the club to be in a  flourishing*condition. The membership  increases steadily, and everything in  connection with the institution shows  advancement. The appliances for the  gymnasium have arrived and a meeting  will .be held this evening to make arrangements for an entertainment for the  benefit of the Club.  With the opening of the Slocan Crossing road many of the above named  mines will ship by way.of Nelson.  Many others have snipped via Nakusp  during the year. All the above properties are not'regular shippers but most  of them will be when development work  progresses far enough.  VIFKCIX'S    MOTHER    r,(W)li..  There was no contest in the municipal  election held at Rossland last week.  Mayor Scott and the candidates for aldermen on his ticket withdrew at the  last moment, allowing the election of H.  Wallace, mayor and Ross Thompson.  J. A. Barrett,'John S. Clute, J. Edgar,'  A. S. Goodeve and C. O. Lalonde, aldermen.  Sundoil's    First Council.  the knowledgement of error. To a  large portion "of our people the money  question was a new question in 189o,  and as we demanded affirmative action  the timid and only half-convinced  array themselves against us. Since  the election there lias been food for  further study and events in rapid succession have been dictating the position  taken by the bimetallic forces in the  last campaign. The republicans, too,  intoxicated by success, have been disclosing schemes which were carefully  concealed during contest. We may  therefore expect continuous accessions  to our ranks."  TIMBER OX MINERAL CLAIMS.  retiring  The following gentlemen were elected by acclamation to represent the  silver metropolis during the first year  of its incorporation.- E. R. Atherton,  mavor; R. Cunning. A. Crawford, S.  A. Mighton, R, J. Broddy, C. D. Hunter. .1. W. Switzer, aldermen. M. L.  Grimmett deserves much credit for the  active part he took in bringing  the incorporation of this city.  Wison  On  Foily-Vine   ami Wild-Horse   Creeks.  Mr. John Dorsey, President of the  Bright Prospects Company,-'which is  operating the Northern Light group on  Forty-Nine Creek, says the shaft-is down  05 feet, and four assays returned $36, $80,  $84 and $99.30, chiefly in gold. It is the  intention to sink the shaft to the 100-foot  level as soon as possible.     .  Mr. J. A. Harrington of the Referendum group on Forty Nine Creek, states  that the ten-stamp mill for that property  ���is now nearly all on the ground, and is  being erected as rapidly as possible, A  force of men will be put to work at once  taking out ore. The mine is looking  very well, and improves with every foot  gained.  Five men have been set to work on .the  Summit mine on Wild Horse Creek and  will-drive a tunnel.'to intercept and  drain the shaft in which the strike that  .so astonished mining circles   w&B*^ made".  ' As already reported, Mu John Turner of  Nelson has purchased,,,a one-quarter interest in the claim and the "owners are  ���John   Houston, mayor,   by  tion.   with   Messrs.   Toetzoi',  riillier. Gilker. Walley  and  aldermen.  The arrival at Victoria of the City of  Topeka from the northern gold 'fields  last week, with passengers on her list  who had left Dawson as "late as Dec. 9th,  brings news from there that assures the  permanency of the upper-Yukon country  as a gold mining field for ,'decades to  come. It is great news, for which the  milling world had been in a manner prepared through the observations of Mr.  VVm..Ogilvie, being nothing-less important than news of the discovery' of what  is believed to be the mother lode, from  which all the millions of the-Klondike  placers'have been separated,, and the  tracing of this wonderful ledge of gold-  Impregnated rock through ,a number of  the rich mining streams of the district, j t0 ji0;lt the Bondholder  tor a distance ol manv miles.  annul  Council    fr'ur  ���!>S.  acclaina-  Madden.  Malnnc as  The question of the right to 'timber on  mineral claims has been causing some  dissension in West Kootenay. Saw mill  men. acting under a decision of the provincial timber-"' inspector, have been  helping   themselves to  the  timber on  certain claims.    W. A. Corbett of Summit camp, recently submitted the matter to  Hon.  James Baker,  minister of  mines,   and .that official   reversed   the  timber inspector in the. following reply:  j     "You ask what right you have to the  j timber on your mineral claim.    I .state  j that you have the right to the whole of  j the timber on your  mineral  claim pro-  j vided you are working'  it as such and  j that if anv saw mill   companv is takini>-.  j tin  ! a  The audit office of. the passenger department of the Grand Trunk Railway.  is to be removed from Detroit to  Montreal on Feb. 1st. This will  fifteen new clerks to Montreal.  The recent order of the Postmaster-  General reducing the postage on letters  to Britain and the British colonies to  teree cents has been canceled, and the  old rate of five cents has been resumed.  Mr. David Mills, the new Minister of  Justice, has accepted the difficult post  of leader of the Liberals in the Senate.  In case of the Premier's resignation or  death, lie -would be expected to form a  government.  TheOntario Government is about to  introduce a bill amending the public  servants' act. By this amended act no  person entering the employ of the  Province after Jan. 1st, 1898, shall be  entitled to an allowance upon  from such office.  The past season has been a great one  in the export timber business from Montreal. The shipments have amounted  to 100.420.0o9 feet, which have never  been surpassed in the history of the  trade, and show an increase of 79.416,-  460 feet over that of 1896.  Mr. Ben. S. Burkholder, aged 83  years, died hi Strasburg, on Jan. 5th.  The deceased was the oldest school  teacher in Waterloo County. At one  time he wa*.s a journalist, and in-. 1885 he  issued the first newspaper in Waterloo  Countv. which was called the Morning  Star. " *  A very solemn funeral service was  held iu the Roman Catholic Cathedral.  Montreal, on Jan. 4th, in honor of the  late Archbishop Fabre. About Hou  priests from all over the country were  present. 'Archbishop Bruchesi officiated assisted bv the. canons of his cathedral.  Ottawa to interview the government in  the matter.  Miss Kathleen Sullivan, whose sad  death on Dee. 31st, brought such sorrow  to the home of Bishop Sullivan, had already begun to make a name for herself as a writer of short stories and of  verses. Although she had travelled  much she liked best to write about the  scenes, which lay about her early home  in Algoma. She was well versed in  legends of the red man, as she accompanied her father, the Bishop, on many  of his missionary trips on the yacht  Evangeline, the g*ift of the Prince of  Wales.   Her death is much lamented.  *..  Fire broke out in the chapel of the  Kingston penitentiary on Thursday,  while the Feast of tlie Epiphany was  being celebrated. Some of the altar  decorations caught fire, and soon the  chapel was filled with smoke and fire.  The men convicts rushed to the exits,  while the women screamed and huddled  together. The guards soon restored  quiet, and all were g*ot out without any  serious mishaps, although many of the  women are now in the prison hospital  suffering from burns and other injuries.  The fire was extinguished with considerable trouble.  Thursday afternoon  the . inhabit-  of  Harrow,  ("Int.. experienced  a  runner Irom  feet riii'hl. lo  'he  the   i;oni>iiom>j*k.  your land yon  have, a'  stop  thorn  and should  iply to rim nearest magistrate to i\n so.  (Signed) James Bakkh,  Minister of Mines.  OKA NT   or    watki:    IIHaiT,  On  ants  severe shock, which was accompanied  liy a distant roar as of some, great, explosion,   which  seemed  fo  conic  from  across Lake. Erie  wi've badly shaken  an earthquake.  Judii'e Du'yas.   of  Frank   Red lev.' of  Several  Main- t  mi  u'ldings  k it was  CANADIAN"   M'INIX��    INSTlIl'l'l'.  A meeting* of the British Columbia  branch of the. Federated Canadian Mining Institute is being held at Vancouver, commencing Tuesday, the IStli  inst. Papers will be* presented for dis  cussion by. Fra'nk-C: .Lpring, M. K ,  Rossland:  Robt. _7E.   Hedley,   Nelson;  J. C. Gwiliiin,'''B.'A'.-','Sc' M.E;, Slocan  Cit.v";' A. ��� Hv' TJoftMeh'-' Nelson, and  Howard West,. A.R.S.M., of New Denver. Tins' institution is a very important oue in connection with the mining  history of Canada, and its members are  doing much  to  advance the country's'  Speaking to a representative of the  News-Advertiser, Mr. Campbell-Johnson  remarked that be was leaving for IOri"-  land, where he hopes to forma company  jroup of mines  situates on Ten Mile creek. Campbell-  Johnston says it is a splendid property,  but the way it has been developed up to  the present has been rather unfortunate.  Mr. Johnston states that the Slocan is  holding her high place in the estimation  of experts, although Rossland is once  more overshadowing the silver country.  This is caused by the notice ' that has  been once again attracted' to that city  and its mines by. reason of the, investment of British capital, notably" in the  case of the British American corporation.  British icapitalists, by-the-way, are becoming more and more interested also  in the Slocan country. Asked at what  figure he hoped to capitalize ' the Bond-  holder,he remarked : ."Ofcourse I know,  but it would rather be premature to  state the amount."  was issued to the  to use   io  inches  ' in Jan. VI a permit  the Payne .Mining Co.  of water our of a small spring* having*  its source in a subterranean passage on  'the Return mineral claim. It is intended to store the water by means of a  /lame crossing the Return. Carbonate  King-, Snow Storm and Big- Timber  mineral claims.  Sfrikc    on    The    Cliarlcsfon.  The  Charleston  mine,   iwar   Whitewater, at a depth  of 300 feet,  .struck 42  inches  of ore; carrying 7oo   nonces  of  silver and 43 per cent, of lead.    Ir is In-  far the largest body  of the same grade!  of ore over struck in  theSlocan.   The'  mine is owned  by Winnipeg and Kaslo |  people.   j  .������Ah!" exclaimed a dude to a soiue-j The Hon. .Samuel H. Blake, at the  what noted dudine; "why have, you j annual meeting of the Evangelistic  dyed your hair ?" "Oh, because George; j Alliance, held in Toronto, this .week,,  wished it. He wanted my hair to match ! made a very bitter attack on,Canadian  the color of his horses. 'newspapers  for  the  publishing of un-  Montreal.  and Mr.  ' Mtawa,   have been  I appointed commissioners by the Doinin-  ; ion   Government-    to   investigate    the  ! charges of alleged   ill-treatment of employees on   the  Crow's Nest   Pass Railway   by    lhe    contractors,    who    aro  constructing- the railway.  Mrs. Olive. Adole Sfornamaifs appeal  for a new trial has been refused her.  and if the appeal for clemency, which is  to be made next week to the Minister of  Justice, fails the condemned woman will  go to the gallows on Jan. 21-th. She i.s  now in Cayuga, gaol under the ever-  watchful eyes of the death-watch.  Dr. G. Stirling' Ryerson has sent in  his resignation of his seat in the Ontario  Legislature for Hast Toronto, giving ,-is  his reason for retiring his inability to  discharge faithfully the. calls upon him  as a physician, and the duties required  of a member of the legislature. Ine  Doctor may return to politics at some,  future date.  Mr. Clarence J. McCuaig, the mining-,  broker, who has recently returned1 from  England, says that England has gone  Klondike mad and he predicts a.'vcry  grcat increase in population this year.  All Europe is affected with the same  disease, and Canada is the chief topic of  conversation. Mr. McCuaig was successful in forming an English company,  which will probably be known ais the  Dominion of Canada Corporation, with  a capital of 8500,000. Some $30.0,000  will be issued now and the company  will assume control of several mining  properties in British Columbia, in the  Lake of tlie Woods district and of the  Dufferin Mine in Nova Scotia.  Ono of the most frightful catastrophes  that has ever   visited  Canada occurred  in London, on  Monday, Jan. 3rd-   It  j was after the election returns had been  announced, that the victors with 'about  2.OHO supporters,   had   adjourned to the.  City   Hall,   miiiic   to    make   speeches,  others to listen and applaud.    All went  well until  about   lo o'clock   when suddenly there was a crackling' sound from  the platform, on which the newly-elected   mayor, Dr. Wilson  and his cabinet  wiwc seated.    Then  the platform   and  the floor around it gave way anil about  ���200  men   were  hurled some 20 feel lie-  low.    Then with a terrible crash down  came, a.hugh   iron   safe.. 500 pounds in  weight, and an   irom   steam coil, upon  the   heads   of   the    unfortunate   ones.  From the.  latest   reports *jo are   killed  and 100  or  more injured.    This.ip  the  third time within 17 years, that London,  has been   visited bv terrible calamities.  On May 24th. 1HS1.- occurred the dreadful Victoria disaster,   when   upwards of  200 peoples lost   their   lives in the River  Thames.    Iu 1S8I a Hood  carried away  a score or more.  CAN     DAH    (ail.l)    CKIv-KK.  Permission  has   been   granted   this  Ltd.. to place a  dam in  a  point on the. Curlew  ���Joo  feet  from.' the east.  Galena Mines.  Gold.creek, at  mineral claim.  line thereof, lhe intention is to divert  the water'for the length of"It*) feet-  through the ground of the Curlew,<.-!aim  in a westerly direction,, and to build a.  tank em the claim to convoy the water  by pipe, to the workings of the mines.  ausmuhmmmiK THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 20, 1898.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  Here comes prosperitv, according to j show there is now absolutely no need  thel. IceptL,   when their ��*��|rf��he expedite.    The mmers can  R.  Published every Thursday.  T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  1.23  2.W1  ���i.OO  .SUBSCRIPTION' RATES:  Three months   Six "   Twelve   '*    THHKK YK.AltS   Transient Advertising, 2i> cents per line tirst in .  sertion. 10 cents per line .subsequent  insertions |  . nonpareil measurement.  rise, no matter whether .other wages  rise in harmony or the general cost of  iving increases more, than the earn  ings.   The high wages paid to miners  on the  Yukon is  mainly  due to the  cost of living.    There the necessaries  of life cost   about   twenty times as  ; much as they do where miners wages  \ are $3.50 a day, and consequenty $20  ���I a dav is scant remuneration.    There  is a great army  of farmers to whom  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  CjiTespondenee from every part of the Kootenay  District  and   communications   upon   live topics ��� IO cl ^1 "-"���'" *- -'     -  always acceptable.  Write on both sides of the; prosperity means the accidently con  paper if you wish. " - ���>  no matter how crude  is hot, and we will  "' wrte on both sides of the; prosperity mean. ��.�� <l^_' .T  " aS send something good i CUrrence of ffood crops and exception-  idc.   Get your copy in while it j aljy. ^^       ices>    and    they   do   not  ii do the rest ,     - . ,    ,  -t -t mfians i*he reverse  A pencil, cross in this sqn;m-  indicates that your subsc'rip  tion is due, and that the editor  wishes once attain to look at  your collateral.  TBUKSDAY,   JANUARY 20.  1898  MINING    COlttfQRATIONS.  The work of incorporating provincial companies   under   the guise of  mining concerns   goes   merrily on.  They are all covered by much the  same   stereotyped   form  of, charter  under which they may run any kind  of enterprise from a railroad   to a  pawn-shop.   It is doubtful  whether  the statute book of any other British  colony  would permit the incorporation of such a comprehensive "Jack-  of-all-trades" gang of concerns under  the  masquerading,   title  of   mining  companies.     An -incorporated   company should be strictly limited to one  denned pursuit,   and the neglect of  this wholesome rule will surely yield |  it plentiful crop of trouble in the near  future.    One of the first acts of the  coming   session  of  the Legislature  should be to pass legislation to meet  this evil, based upon British law.  -1 stop to think that it means the reverse  I of prosperity to those who have to  i buy, and also that a general prosper-  I ity   can   only   be   based   upon fair  __ ! returns for regular and constant in-  idustry.  |    In general the tendency is to take  ' quite   too   narrow   and   indivilual  views of the  conditions which   are  called prosperous.   Prosperity is not  real if it is not general.   Gains by one  set of men at the expense of another  do not improve the condition of the  country in the least.   If the  higher  wages,   rendered   necessary by the  exceptional cost of food and the advanced prices   of necessaries,   take  from part of the people in order to  give to another,  there  is not a step  taken toward general piosperity.   In  mining the road to prosperity   lies  through honest methods in which the  investing public can have confidence,  and judged by this standard it would  appear that the over-reaching selfishness of some of our public men is not  calculated to encourage public faith  in provincial mining methods.  Rascality in high places threatens  to seriously injure our mining indus-  | try.   The scandalous insinuations of  worry   along   until   the   opening of  navigation, when thousands of tons of  supplies will reach  Dawson.    What  galls the   Victoria   and   Vancouver  people is that all  the  goods, which  are coming- from the  states, will be  admitted free of duty and  are to be  distributed free to the miners, meaning a corresponding displacement of  Canadian    products     without    any  equivalent   therefore.      British   Columbians look upon the whole project  as a Yankee trick designed to cripple  Canadian trade  with the new gold-  fields, and to foster the  impression  that the Klondike is in Alaska.    Mr.  Sifton's concession is in striking contrast to the action of the American  government, which  in   1870 refused  permission to the  Chicora.   with  the  Red   River  expedition   under Lord  Wolsley,   to   pass   through   the Soo  Canal, necessitating the portaging of  men and supplies on the Ontario side  of the river.  mk of Moetreal  Established   1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Ro?al, G.C.M.GL President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  B. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager:  flURNE  LONDON.   rROJIOX'lJRS.  Mr. Claude Sachs, editor of the Mining-  Investor, of Colodor, writing* recently  to the Mining Journal, of London,  Eng*., says, in regard to promotions of  worthless American mine undertakings  in London: '������It may be that dishonest  Americans procured and sold worthless  properties, but dishonest British promoters must have been in collusion.  Experience has taug-ht me that the  average British promoter will have  -lothing to do with a good mining property tliiit can be purchased at. a fair  price. He wants worthless��territory at  the lowest figure, so that the per cent-  age of profit may be enormous.1  This is quite ;is true of British Columbia promotions made in London hymen  of the same unscrupulous type says the  **T----* :*-;"    ���nw-no-rq of fair nropev-  S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  FAUQUIER.  Mining critic.  GROCERIES,  DRY GOODS,  CLOTHING,  . BOOTS-& SHOES,  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,  STOVES,  ENAMEL and TINWARE,  PAINTS, OILS, GLASS,  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS,:  JESSOP & BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS, ETC.,  AT LOWEST PRICES.  New Denver, B. C  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  tMMWMMHMBWMl'  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  Axi> BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED   Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  HE  IS   AND   HE    ISN'T.  Either the president of the United  States is a natural born man without  a mind of own, or his political friends  are naturally making him one. He  has been busy since his inauguration  trying to get bimetallism by international agreement. He asked Congress to vote $100,000 to defray the  expenses of a commission which he  appointed and sent to England on the  sole errand of getting that country to  agree to a bimetallic coinage law.  England wouldn't do it, and his  effort was a $100,000 failure.  Before his bimetallic commission  had reached home McKinley's secretary of the treasury submitted to congress a bill, the sole purpose of which  political wire-pulling and corruption  asserted by more than one of the recently  floated Klondike London promotions   is  not   well   calculated   to  attract British  capital.   The British  public are not likely to be allured  into   investing   their   money   in   a  colony whose prominent public men  assert that they have a special "pull"  with government departments.   Such  statements are a libel on Canada and  should   be   resented   by   public denouncement by the  head of the government if not by public prosecution  for libeling the government.  We referred recently to the remarks of the chairman of the Klondike, Yukon and Stewart Pioneers  Co., of London, who spoke ot Col.  Domville of the Dominion Parliament  Owners of'fair .properties here know to  their cost that wild  cat  propositions far more   easily find  favor with large numbers of London  promoters than do legitimate opportunities.   And  hardly any meeting* of  a  recently formed British Columbia gold  mining"company is now held in London  at which monstrous  exaggerations of  fact are not made by a certain class of  expert,  backed by a certain class of  promoter.   Deliberate quadruplication  of values and possibilities is with such  regarded as moderation, yet many a  British investor drinks in every word  and believes it absolutely accurate.   Tn  fact it is not saying too much to assert  that British Columbia promotions made  and attempted in London are only in a  minority of cases planned on fair business  lines,  allowing  at   one   and  the  same time due profit  to intermediaries  and fair scope for  investors.   A grab  game g*oes on most of the time.  THEIR    OWN    PBOPLK   TO    BLAME.  I am offering special inducements to  my patrons in  Suitings  Do not miss this opportunity  for our Worsteds, Serges,  Tweeds,f Trouserings ami  Overcoatings are the newest  and best in the Slocan country. ' Satisfaction guaranteed  or   money    refunded.  A. fl. Wilson,  The Reliable Sloean Tailor,  Williamson Block, New Denver.  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  aud best assorted' stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  m my line.  who is a director of the company, as  ���- * * - '- ���-":*.!-,        r.  was, to use the secretary's own  words. ' 'to commit the country more  thoroughly to the gold standard.''  Again on December 28th a meeting  of 500 representative Indiana republicans was held in Indianapolis. It  was addressed by United States Senator Fairbanks of that state who announced that he bore a personal  message direct  froni   the president.  He said:  "The republican   party, with Mc-  Kinley as our leader, intends to keep  faith, to preserve the gold standard  unimpaired to the American people.  I saw the president but a few days  before coming here.    I asked hiui if  he had any message for the republicans of Indiana.    He  commissionec  me to|say to you: 'I am going to keep  the bond.   I am going to vindicate  the sound   money   plank   in the St.  Louis platform."'  These later statements would indicate that the president had changed  his views, and was no longer  a bi-  metallist���either    by    international  agreement or independently.   But, if  we are to believe still later reports,  he is yet an   ���'international" dependency.     Senator   Chandler  of  New  Hampshire, an ardent international  bimetal list,   was in   conference   last  Monday   with the president.    Upon  emerging from  the White house he  said :  "The president stands firmly in  favor of international bimetallism, as  promised by the St. Louis platform."  Senator Chandler added  his opinioD  that "the president is as earnestly in  favor of bimetallism, the use of both  metals   as standard money," as the  senator himself.  And all the while Secretary Gage  is pushing work on his currency  reform bill, "to commit the country  more thoroughly to the gold standard. " Truly President McKinley is  having a monkey and parrot time of  it. ________  FICTITIOUS    PROSPERITV.  a   member   of  Parliament   with   a  "pull."   We have also the assertion  of Sir Charles Tupper that  his com  pany was promised the active support  of both governments,   Dominion and  Provincial.    Unfortunately  for   onr-  selves we know but too well   how  strong is the pull of  this pot-hunting  politician, but it is not  nice to be so  advertised abroad.   There is a great  deal that we know of the power of  what   the   "pull"  has  effected,   but  there is much more of the same sort  that  is   concealed.    We   know that  over twenty-five square miles ot the  richest placer ground in Cariboo is,  c iu. u^ *~r    thanks  to  political   "pull,"   in  the  He commissioned hands of exploiting corporations, from  which the practical miner is excluded. If the pretension of these  influential wire-pullers are worth  anything, there will not be much of  the Yukon or Klondike left to the  honest prospecting miner.  The history of the  frauds  in mining*  companies that have been perpetrated  on the British public,  shows that these  have,  in nine cases out of ten,   been  carried through  by  their own people,  not by the claim owners.    If British investors   spend   their   own   money   in  developing- a claim to a mine of value  they are'entitled to profits for the risk]  they take, but for the good of the district and of themselves every obstacle  should be put in the way of.the company promoter of whom there are as un-  scnioulous a lot in London as anywhere  else in the world.   Their frauds" should  not be aided  and abetted by giving*  them for a nominal consideration the  handling of mining property upon such  terms that they may fleece the public  without expending more than the cost  of incorporation and a little advertising.���Rosslander.  A     DRISCOLL, C. E���  I ominion & Provincial  La d Surveyor.  Slocan City, I"i.C:  __  R. A.S. MARS",.^L.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  ���Handsome.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago      W. S. Drewry  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. TWIGG  New Denver, B.C.  Of Elegant, Useful Furniture.  Twenty styles of pretty Ladies  Chairs.  :m  The Bible says the streets of heaven  are paved with gold.  Yes  Then'why don't people straggleJo  get there as they do to get to the Klondike.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  i^"Rashdall& Fauquier, Agents.  O M. WOODWORTH,  M.A., LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  A   FOOIHABDY   EXPEDITION.  you  -|-i    &. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  The cry of prosperity is wide  spread in these days, but many persons carry in their minds a mistaken  idea ot its meaning. To the specula  tor in stocks it means a rise in the!  particular thing he fancies, although  it may have only a speculative value  which would render a higher quotation  injurious to   public prosperity,  TV* manv thousands of workingmen  The joint military  expedition for  the relief of hungry gold hunters at  Dawson, arranged by Hon.  Clifford  Sifton on the part of Canada, and Secretary Gage for the. United States, is  at best a foolhardy undertaking.   It  is proposed to transport 300,000 pounds  of provisions, which, if ail goes well  and  none   of  the perils of mountain  travel are   met   with,   will require  1500 pack   animals   and   500   men.  Such an expedition is almost certain  to meet with great  peril.   It  would  be difficnlt for such an army of men  and horses to travel over snow-covered mountains   without   causing dis-  lodgment of the snow, and the result  of a slide would be disastrous.    However good the route selected may be,  the expedition  is certain to be the  cause of great loss of life.  Should the party get through safely, which is extremely doubtful, the  men will have to be furnished with  return transportation. Feed will  have to be furnished for them tor  probably 60 davs. At a ration of  four and one halt pounds per day to  the man, the drivers will eat 135,000  pounds of grub, or nearly half of the  supplies provided. What the animals  will do for food or how many will survive the trip is a quandary.  The latest   advices  from Dawson I  Why you should use  Lax's Sarsapariila ^  Watch next week's LEDGE  and you will see the reason  0 ask at  ���oE. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE^URVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  GWILLIM fc JOHNSON.  (MeGill)  Sandon, B.C  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Drug Store, New Denver-  Slocan City,  Travelers  Will find the  Rt4itecjton Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Slocan City.  GETHING & HENDERSON, Proprietors.  HOTEliS Op KOOTE^flV  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks^_ J^OWeaver  ASSHYEtyS OF B. G.  in Cane, Reed Work and  ^ n^^ ���  Upholstered  in French  Silk Brocatelle- Plush and Damask: ornaments for  any Drawing Room��� a      /ri^ ***     |�������� /f>  Silt #  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 tor me  and is now unloading at Denver  siding.  Stock too heavy;  Prices to Zero.  Fifty dozen Al chairs at 60 cents each.  Fifty patterns of silk and other covers with trimmings for sale by the yard  _: __    D    M  Crowley,  Thirty years' practical  Upholsterer.  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.  IJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. RSM, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and   reported on for  tn  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belles'ue ave. New Denver. B C.  Brandon, B. 0,  Assay Price List  of all  kinds,   call  on or  write  W.FJeetzer&Co,  DRUGGIST, Nelson,B.C.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  FEEDJ.SQUIBE  Nelson, B. C  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings alwavs on hand  LKI  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  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead         - ���~  Copper (by Electrolysis)         2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead         4 00  Gold and Copper         8 50  $1.50  3 00  2 00  2 00  OIMOI      ��*!��*��      *w  Gold. Silver i  Platinum.  Silver and Copper   rand Copper          i     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  June 20th. 1895  2 50  2 50  3 00  500  2 09  2 0*  200  4 00  0  '.Casli With Sample.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analy��*  Chas. A. Stoess,  A*s��o. 11. Inot. C. B. M. Ce&. Soo. O. B  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Pr��*riaeial Litnd Surroyor.  Mining Saireyinff  lulo, B. O. Fifth Yeab.  THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 20, 1898.  ������/������  X.ITTLE   BREECHES   ESQUIRE.  When a youngster grows up, folks seem doubtful,  Like such tilings had never been kuo /en,  And lots won't believe when I tell them  That I'm "Little Breeches" fully grown.  But I am all tlie same, and I travelled  A mighty long distance to claim  A shake o' the hand of the author  Who first introduced me to fame.  I wanted to ma ke si short visit  ��� And chat for a minuie or two.  For I thought to pay my respects to him  Was no-thin' beyond his due.  And I hadn't a doubt of my welcome  For one who had held a pen  So simple and unnssuiriiii' and close  To the heart o' his fellow men.  And I jiictured a pretty cottage ;  The kind that the poets like.  And a garden patch and a windin' lane,  To remind liini o' dear old 1'ike,  And I thought that his eyes would sparkle  As he gave me a grip and told.  How much he preferred plain country friends  To society, proud and cold.  Say, stranger, perhap;- you've felt it,  That sudden and awful blow  When the girl that you've worked and saved for  Jus' laughs as she answers, '���Xo.''  "When all tlie hopes of a lifetime  In a moment are swept away.  If you have,.you can get some notion  Of the way that I feel to-day.  Whar do you think I found him ?  In the cosy cot ?   Not winch !  'Twas a great bi;,r house in a neighborhood  As you have to pay cash to touch,  And I gathered some information  rA.s made nie parlic'lar blue:    ,  He don't put no mortgages on his plucr  Like the folks out at the Pike all do.  But the thing that stuck in my bosom  Like a knife with a. painful throb,  Was to hear he'd forgot himself so fur  As to tie to it -government job,  And his duties will call him to mingle  With royalty's wealth and tone-  That mail'that spoke (hem emphatic words  About "loafm'around the throne."  Kxcuse me fur weepin' a little,  This ain't any case fur glee :  I recon' as how no orphan, sir,  Feels worscr bereaved than me.  I'm a-goin' to change my manners  And my methods o' .speech so blunt;  It's time that tin's here "Little Breeches"  Had a crease ironed down tlie front.  ���Philander Johnson.  NEW ZEALAND   LAAVS.  The g*overnment.s of tlie Australasian  colonies, and especially New Zealand,  are gradually nationalizing, or, if you  please, socializing, what in Canada or  the Untied States would be considered  ��� individual or corporate business utilities. Legislative measures in Australia  proper are not quite so far advanced as  in New Zealand, but all the -Australian  colonies will speedily follow the example of New Zealand. New South Wales  has just closed its first (successful)  financial year under a policy of free  trade and .a direct land tax on unimproved values.  '���Usually when Australian or New  Zealand legislation is referred to in the  Canadian or American press it is said  to.be socialistic, anarchistic, wildcat,  experimental or trial legislation, and  the people look in vain for explanations.  A perusal of the following brief reference to some of the measures will assist  the reader in coming to a correct conclusion as to. whether the New Zealand  laws are in the interests of the whole  people or in the interests of a few privileged indivcluals.  First.���The land and income tax assessment act now iii force in New Zealand imposes a tax upon incomes and an  ordinary tax upon land and mortgages  ���the amount of which is fixed anually  by a rating act. Tliere is also an additional graduate tax upon the unimproved value of land held in large blocks  of from one-eighth of a penny to twopence in the pound. Improvements pay  no taxes. The income tax is payable  upon incomes derived from employment  and from business, including* investments other than those in mortgages on  land upon which the ordinary land-tax  is levied. An exemption of ��300 is allowed to every peiv-on domiciled in New  Zealand.  Second.���Advances are made by the  government to actual settlers���in fact,  any farmer may borrow on the security  of his farm and improvements an  amount ranging from ��25 to ��3,000 at  5 per cent, interest per annum and repay the principal on very easy terms.  On this account existing* mortgages in  favor of private parties or corporate  companies which are bearing high rates  of interest are being paid oif. It i.s believed that this system will soon b? extended so that the artisan class may  take advantag-e of it.  Third .-  free.  terest on the capital invested. The  rates do not discriminate, neither are  they deferential or perferential, nor do  the people pay freight and passenger  rates necessary to provide interest upon  watered stock.  Fourteenth.���Women vote at all elections in New Zealand and also in South  Australia, which has undoubtly had a  very beneficial influence.  Fifteenth.���Eight hours constitute a  legal day's work, for which fair living  wages are paid. This gives the workers  more time for mental improvement,  recreation, health, building,'etc., life is  considered worth living- and shorter  hours per day also compensate to some  extent for the loss of labor caused by the  general use of machinery.  Sixteenth.���The large estates, principally accpiired by squatters who located  their holdings early in the history of  New Zealand, and for which little or \  nothing was paid, are being purchased  by the government for the benefit of  actual settlers���that is the estates are  assessed for taxation purposes at the  owner's valuation, the g-overnment reserving the right to take over the land  (excepting a homestead, if required) at  the owner's valuation, plus 10 per cent.,  if the owner's valuation i.s considered  too low.  Seventeenth.���A conciliatory board  has been established in every town or  city where any difficulty is likely to  arise between capital and labor. These  boards are comprised of thr'ee representatives from the trades unions and a  district judge. A strike is impossible  in New Zealand.  Eighteenth.���Public Libraries, museums, narks and gardens have been  established in every city and town.  Public baths are also found in many  places.  Nineteenth.���Considerable of the  land adjoining the cities and towns is  held as public domain and for small  homesteads for the artisan class.  Twentieth.���Wednesday afternoon is  the usual half holidav during each week.  RESTAURANT  In NEW DENVER is always ready to do  business. It has never closed its doors  on account of the little financial breezes  that blow adversely occasionally in the  Silvery Slocan. The weary and hungry  pilgrim has always been able to get his  wants, and in consequence fchey call again  when in town. Keep your eye on the  Sunday dinners.  JACOBSON & CO.  of any country where  very rich  and so few  I do not know  tliere are so few  very poor as in New Zealand. The laws  tend toward providing an equal opportunity to all and to check the over-reaching o'f those possessed of wolfish propensities. Tt is quite true that party  politics still prevail and that the government opposition in New Zealand.is  dissatisfied, also the money-lending and  laud monopolizing* classes, likewise  those who have had or who wish to  have special privileges, and their cause  is championed by a- financially strong-  wing* of the press.  The writer spent over eig'ht months  in the Australasian colonies and never  met a man who could give good or  valid reasons why the so-called radical  laws should be repealed. On the contrary, the general opinion is that an  honest administration of the laws will  secure for the people of New Zealand  unprecedented contentment and prosperity.���T. J. McBride in Twentieth  Century. ���  GOOI>   ENOUGH   AT   HOME-  [L.S.j  THOS. R. McIXNES,  C AX AD A,  PROVINCE OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland  Queen. Defender of the Faith. &c , &c, &'.:.  To Our faiflifulthe Members elected'to serve in  the Legislative Assemblv Of. Our .Province  of. British Columbia at- Our Citv nf Victoria���  GUKKTiXG.  A PROCLAMATION.  A. G. Smith, Deputy Attorney-General.  \L'rHEREAS, We are desirous and resolved, as  II     soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have their  advice in Our Legislature:  NOW KNOW VE, that for .divers causes and  considerations, and taking- into consideration the  ease and convenience of Our loviiif? subjects: We  have thought Jit, by and with the advice of Our  Executive Council of the Province of British  Columbia, to hereby convoke, and bv these presents enjoin you, and each of you, that on Thursday, the Tenth day of the mouth of February,  one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight,  you meet Us in Our said Legislature* or Parliament of Our said Province, at Our ("ilv of Victoria-, FOR THE DISPATCH OF BUSINESS,  to treat, do, act, and conclude upon lliosi; things  ���which in Our Legislature of the .Province of  British Columbia, hy the Common Council of Our  -aid Priviuce may, 'by the favour of ('oil. be ordained.  I>f TKSTIMiiNV WllKlllior. We 'lijivn caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent, and  the Great Seal of the said Province to lie  hereunto aJlixed: Witness, The Honourable. Thomas li. McJnnk.s, Lieutenant-  Governor of Our said Province of Britisli  Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, iu Our  said Province, this tliirtieth day of December, iu the year of Our Lord one thousand  eight hundred and ninety-seven, and iii the  sixty first year of Our Reign.  Bv Comma nd.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial .Secretary.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Mammoth Mineral Claim.  Kosebery  !    The northern  connecting- point of  the C. P. E. on Slocan Lake.  Kosebery  Has *he only  Slocan City.  safe harbor north of  OTEL SANDON,  7V\     "TV  Sandon, B.C.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Mountain Chief, Carpenter Creek.  fAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg, agent  for John A. Finch, Free'*Miner's Certificate  L  No. 1G74 A., Alfred. W. MeCuiic, Free Miner's Certiiicate No. 01727 and George W. Hughes, Free  Miner's Certificate No. GI975, intend sixty days  irom the date hereof, to apply to the Jlining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements  Dated this 13th day of .January, 1S9S.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Kosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring-  their families.  Kosebery  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.  Kosebery  Men are now grading and,clearing-  the townsite, and several buildings  are abouc to be erected.  Kosebery  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 easv of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Kosebery  Terms, �� cash; balance three and six  months.  For fuil particulars apply, to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agen'*?  The Canadian Gazette of London,  England, relates tlie following' :  "A Toronto gentleman of high standing was spending a considerable time  in  London this summer.   He   greatly  well  NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  equipped to aceommodate a large  number of Guests.      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 Cunnng, Proprietor.  enjoyed  ing after morning  -The schools are national and  government  establishing technical  a gaurantee behind  Fourth���Over 81,000,000 has already  been expended by the government of  New Zealand in"  schools.  Fifth ���The government controls the  post office and post office savings.banks,  and the postage between any two points  in New Zealand is a penny, and the  deposits in the government savings  banks are always available with interest when required.  Sixth.���The government controls and  operates the telephone system, and the  charges are about two-thirds the usual  Canadian or American charges, and the  profits go to the government and eori-  sequentl}' to the whole people.  Eighth.���The government gives state  or national life insurances, and the premium rates are lower than the average  rates charged by private companies.  Every policy holder feels that he has  the whole nation as  his risk.  Nineth.���Thegovernment is now perfecting plans in regard to national fire  insurance.  Tenth.���The government has practically established a state or national  bank. South Australia was first to  move in the establishing of a national  government bank which is managed in  the interests of the people. There is no  object in the government forcing the  citizens into bankruptcy in times of  depression.  Eleventh,  and is responsible "for the administration of all estates, for which service a  very nominal fee is charged and the  widows and orphans are protected from  legal trobles.  Twelfth.���Thegovernment charges a  graduated succession tax of from 2 per  cent, to 10 per cent, according to the  value of the estate.  Thirteenth.���The government owns  and operates all the railroads excepting  one shore line, which will also soon be'  nationalized, The freight and passenger rates on the g-overnment i oads  are such as give about 3�� per cent, in-  the bacon they gave him morn-  at'his hotel���one of  the fashionable hotels here, ft' was  called 'Danish bacon' on the bill of faro,  'Tell nie where 1 can get some to take  back to Canada with me,' he said to the  hotel manager. He went to the citv  warehouse and saw a trunk packed full  of the prime 'Danish.' 'Where shall we  send it ?' asked the city dealer.  'To Mr.   , Toronto, Canada',' was the reply.  The dealer looked up amazed. 'Oh,  well,' he said, '1 may as well tell you  this bacon came from your own city'of  Toronto. It is only'Danish' in name;  it is reallv Canadian, and I buv it in  Toronto.'"  This little incident, as related by the  Gazette, illustrates a sentiment which  is too common in Canada. Many people call for imported goods, and pay  duty on articles and commodities which  are'hot superior to the home production  in similar lines. Japanese manufacturing industries have greatly expanded  through the patriotic preference of the  people for home goods. This spirit  might be cultivated in Canada to good  advantage. It is considered fashionable  here with many people to purchase imported goods." In the boot and shoe  trade, for instance, there is a maudlin  sentiment in favor of imported goods,  which simply means that the purchasers  are paying 25 yer cent, duty on goods  which are certainly not superior to the  home manufactured article.  Air Tight Heaters and Box Stoves at  Bourne Bros. The largest stock and  lowest prices in the Slocan.  Reciprocity Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  Where located: Twenty-  live miles west of Kootenay Lake and about  10 miles east of Sloean  Lake, and about four  miles south of Scaton Creek, a westerly extension of the Maid of Erin.  TiAKE NOTICE, that I, Charles A. Stoess  of  1   Kaslo,B. C, acting* as aerent lor the Sloean  Reciprocity  Mining*  Co., foreign, free miner's  certificate Fo. 8-1,829, 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 as under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 30th day of November, 1897.  Lillian Xo. 4 Mineral Claim.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY.  TIAKE NOTICE, that "I,  i   Kaslo, B. C. acting as  Newly opened in New Denver, is one  of comfort, luxury and ease. The  rooms are elegantly furnished, the  building hard-finished, the dining-  room warm, light and tastefully decorated, and the tables laden with all  the viands fit to eat. It isn't neces-  to talk about Henry Stege's bar." It  is too well known.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where looated:  On Payne Mountain slide.  that'I, Charles A. Stoess of  agent fortlie Slocan  Reciprocity Mining Co.. foreign, free miner's  certificate No. &J.82.1, intend sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 30th clay of November, 1897.  Ocean Mineral Claim.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.'  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  morning, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains or  all points East or TV est.  HENRY STEGE Prop'r  ���ira niuniwwwi'isMwui L>^^imt^auaaK��,  SILVERTON, B. C.  The g-overnment controls  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  i rovided. The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. JAMES   BOWES.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.    Where located:  Near  Maid of Erin on Payne Mountain adjoining-  said claim on West.  TiAKE NOTICE, that I,  Charles  A. Stoess of  I   Kaslo, 13.  C. acting as   agent for D. W.  Moore, free miner's certificate No. ioOOA and Jas.  Waugh,    free    miner's    certificate No.  77,022,  intend   sixty   days     from    date    hereof   to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 30th day of November, 1897.  .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.  t  Ajax   Fraction   Mineral    Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay district.   Where located: On West  Fork of Noble Five slide, 1000 feet from summit of R. E. Lee Mountain, a reloeation.of  the Malboro, bounded on north by Starlight  and Duluth on the south by Ajax and Crown  Point, cast by Treasure Vault, west by Rush-  ford and Lee Fraction.  TUKE NOTICE, That I, E.J.Matthews, acting as agent for Wm. Braden, free miner's  certificate No. 7fi,13S, intend, sixty days from, the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 25th day of November, 1897.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Ked  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Badger State   Mineral Claim.  That they will send no  more to the T. Eaton Co  for Dry Goods and  Furnishings; as the  goods cost much more  when landed in New  Denver; besides, they  are often old and shelf-  worn and they seldom  get what they order.  But-  Different Here  Our goods are new and  of the best quality; the  patterns are of the latest  designs, and,, above all,  (to Prices are Rig;itt.  N. B.���We are offering a fine line of Ladles'  Jackets. Boys' aud Men's Overeoata and Pea-  Jackets below anything ever before offered in  the Slocan. Call and examine onr goods and  satisfy yourselves,  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Situated in the Slocan MiningDivision of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Near  the town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE That I, George Alexander, free  miner's certificate No. 74000, intend (>0 days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for :>, 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 tin'-* .ith day of January. J898.  Leave.  9:20 a.m.  12:00 "  8:00 a. m.  NELSON.  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  AaalvB.  5:35 p.m  2:50   "  6:40 p.m  Kaslo and  Close connection with Steamers for  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  NOTICE.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market  Sdxnple Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  Nelson Division. West Kootenay District.  k COURT OF REVISION AND APPEAL un-  ii. der the Assessment Act, 1888, and its amending acts will be held at the Court House, Nelson,  B. C, on Monday, the 24th of January, 1898, at 10  o'clock in the forenoon.  J. W. GOEPEL,  Jud��re of the Court of Revision and Appeal.  Nelson, B. C, 27th December. 1898.  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  On Kootenay Lake and R'ver.  Time Card in Effect   Oct.   1st.   1897.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile  Point with all  Saasengci trains of theN. & F.S.R.R. to and from  orthport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through  tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  NOTICE.  "W-OTICE is hereby given that 90 davs after date  IA I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to purchase  the following parcel of land situated on the  east side of Slocan Lake, Slocan Mining Division,  West Kootenay District, commencing at the  southwest post of A. M. Wilson's pre-emption,  thence runnine north 40 chains, thence running  west to the Nakusp & Slocan Railway right of  way, thence running south along the line of the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway right of wav to the  northwest corner of the townsite of Rosebery,  thence east to the point of commencement, eon-  tain ing 80 acres, more or less.  Dated, Nov. 28th, 1897.  A. M. BEATTIE.  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIL and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface ana  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.     Kaslo, B.C  Lv.  Lv.  Kaslo for Nelson and way points.  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland  m.; Spokane, 6 p.m.  Kaslo and way points  Rossland,  5:45 a.m  3:*0 p  Nelson for  Lv.Spokane 8 a.m  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  i.tS p.m.  10:*O a.m.;  BONNER'S FERRY and KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Lv. Kaslo, Sat.,4.00 p. m: Ar. Boundary, Sun.  midnight; Aj. Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 10.SO a.m.  Lv Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 1 p.m.; Ar. Boundary, Sun., 5 p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close conneoton at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m.,  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  The last trip this season on the Bonner's Ferry  route will be on the 6th and 7th November after  which date the Bonner's Ferry serrlee will he  dlgcontlnned.  GEORGE  ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Bead Offlce at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B.C.. Oct. 1,1897  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  X No. 71.  ���W.   in.   2bC.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   McNICHOLLS.   President  CHAR.   BRAND, Seoretary. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 20, 1898.  Fifth Year  MINING   RECORDS.  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 Den ve* were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Jax 15���Empire. Four Mile, J E Barrett.  ASSESSMENTS.      *  Jax 11���New Kohinuoor.  Jax 15���Last Chance, Blizzard, Silver Cord,  Little Widow Fraction, Mono Fraction, Plato.  CKKT1FICATE OK IMI'KOVEMENTS.  Jan 11���Snowflake.  Jan 17���Silver Cup, Silver Chief, Comstock.  tkansfeks.  Jan 10--Arnold Fraction, Mountain Nymph,  ��� Mountain Chief, Veach, M Arnold to R S Hart-  man, Jan 5.  Jan 11���Comstock, Silver Cup, Silver Chief,  Power of Attorney, The Comestoek Mines (BC)  Ltd to R II H Alexander, Nov 18.  Blue Peter Fraction,Duncan Bell-Irving to Tlie  Comstoclc Mines, f B C; Ltd, Sent 20. 35.  Isabel Fraction, Henrv Bell-Irving to same.  Sept 20, J--5.  Grand Stand, Daniel MeLeod to Chas ,\V Greenlee, Dee 21, $1,(XX).  Jan 11���Rosedale J, Flower J. May J, Tulip J.  Violet Fraction i, Plato whole int, Kaslo }, Ora ��,  Alma No 2 J, Charlott Henderson to D E Sprague,  Dec 10, i-2.     ,     ���  Jan 17���St Laurence J, Chas French to Jas D  Ryan, Jan 17.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Dec 2�����Ancharo, A McBanting; Silver King,  same; Selkirk, A R Macdonald.  Jan 13���"08", R T Martin.  ASSESSMENTS.  Jan 7���Jennie.  Jan 8���Jumbo, Rosedale, Laurier.  Jan 11���Fairplay, Homestake.  Jan 13���Sagamore No 2, Monitor No 2.  TRANSFERS.  Jan 5���C 0 D and Triump J, Robert Pollock to  B..T Stenson.  Ida J, L A Lemon to S A Drake.  Zola j, S A Drake to L A Lemon.  Black Prince, J W Liver to L A Lemon and S  Drake.  Bryan J; R McDonald to John L McRae. .    .  Jan 10���Solo Best, Solo, Sidney Norman to  Lyman Duff and Louisa Rydon.  Prince. Edward ��, T C \Vells to E E Chipman  and Arthur Goodenough.  Montor No 2 J, same to same.  Jan 12���Acbotsford .$, John Ness to Frank  Glencross.  Bryan J, Thos Rendell to same.  Jan 13���New Cnum A, ChasG Johanson to Chas  Bostrum.  enced .mining1 experts or engineers  (some of them being mere youths) from  giving their opinion condemning good  mining properties, as lias been done in  this section, it would be a great benefit  to the whole mining country ancl the  public.  Prospector.  Slocan City, Jan 14.   _, ���  Daniel   Webster's   Courtship.  The author of ''Historic Homes  in  Washington" has added an interesting-  incident to the story of Daniel Webster's  courtship.    While he was yet  a young  lawyer, he met in Portsmouth,  N. H.,  Miss Grace ''Fletcher, and before long  became a frequent visitor'at her fathers'  house.   One evening he had been assisting her in untying skeins of silk,  when he suddenly stopped, and, looking into her face, very earnestly,  he  said :   "Grace, we have been engaged  in untying knots.   Shall we not see if  we can tie a knot which will not untie  for a lifetime?"   He   took   a  piece of  tape from  her work basket and partly  tied a  knot   of   peculiar   style; then,  somewhat bashfully, he passed it to her  to finish.    With heightened color and  trembling lingers   Miss Fletcher completed the knot.   Suchwasthe proposal  and such tho ratification of their engagement.    Many years subsequently,  after   the great "statesman's death,  a  little box was found in his private desk,  upon which was written in his own hand  "precious documents."   When this was  opened there were disclosed the early  letters of his courtship and the piece of  tape.   The knot had never been untied.  have a distinct mission, not only to be  happy themselves, but to make all  around them happier, and first and  principally in their homes."  A "Wonderful Echo.  an English gen-  When Paddy heard  tleman speaking of the fine echo at the  lake of Killarney, Avhieh repeats the  sound forty times", he very promptly observed.  ���'Faith, that's nothing at all to the  echo iu my father's garden in the  County of Gal way. If you say to it,  'Aow do you do, Paddy Blake?' It  will answer, 'Pretty well," I thank you,  sir.'"  ASDRKK'S   BALLOON    SIGHTED.  Increase Your Business and Make Money  Full Prices.   Correct Selection  Stockholm, Jan. 13.���Prof. Nordensk-  jold, the Artie explorer, informed the  Swedish academy of sciences that the  foreign office has received intelligence  that several persons worthy of credence  saw Prof. Andree's balloon early in  August in British Columbia, seven miles  north of Quesnelle lake, in the district of  Cariboo. The professor regards the news  as being of sufficient importance to call  for closer investigation.  Scurvy    Prevalent. at   Dawtion.  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 COMMISSIO  200-212 FIRST AVE. NORTH.  CHARGE. .  me.     Minneapolis, Minn.  THK   PRODUCTION   OF   GOI.I>.  Heavy (Increase Shown in 1897 Over the  Previous Year.  The    production    of   gold   increased  heavily in 1897 in nearly all parts of the  world.   Over   90 per   cent, of   the total  supply is contributed by seven geographical divisions, the United  States, Trans-  vsal,  Australia,  Russia,  British India,  Canada and Mexico, and of these every  one showed an increase over the previous  year, and in most cases a large increase.  The result is   a   gold production larger  than   ever   before   recorded, and   twice  that of only ten years ago.  It ia impossible to al tribute the great gain in production in 1897   to   any   special   cause.  The) e was, it is true, the new discovery  in British America (the Klondike) which  attracted world-wide attention and excited a popular interest reminiscent of  1849, but it is estimated that the actual  production of the new diggings has not  exceeded $2,000,000, and  this  is  only a  small part of the world's increase last  year.   The latter is, in the opinion of  the Engineering   and Mining Journal,  due to the continuation of the conditions  favorable to gold production which have  been operative during the last five or six  years, namely, the cheapening* of production   by   improvements   in   mining  methods and metallurgical practice, the  diversion of attention from silver mining  to gold mining since the general loss of  profit in the former,  and the growing  tendency of capital to seek investment in  gold mining as an industry which aimed  at the production of a metal that, nominally at least, is not subject to market  fluctuations.  A tabular statement of the value of  the production of the world over that of  189G is as follows:  Countries. 189(5.  North America:  United States .-02,886.209  Canada  2,810,200  Mexico  fi.075,108  Central American States. -198,450  South America.  Argentine Republic  93,015  Bolivia  08.211  Brazil  2,480,400  Chile  1597,830  Colombia  3,100,500  Ecuaddr  78,540  Guiana (British)  *i,558,099  Guiana (Dutch)  555,508  Guiana (French)  2,107,058  Peru  122,945  ���Moody   on   Sunday   Labor.  '���There are  one  or   two principles  which apply directly to the  frequent  difficulties  which   meet  the Christian  young man," writes Dwight L. Moody,  "in Sunday labor.   There is a certain  amount of work that must be done on  Sunday, both for the needs and health  of, a community. But in necessary  work it should be dispatched as quickly  as possible, and not be used for an  excuse for unnecessary work.  "When the Lord ordained a day of  rest it was for man's best interests,  physically, mentally and spiritually,  and any man who barters the day of  rest to gratify the selfish interests of  another is always the loser. Man needs  for the welfare of his soul, as well as  his body, at least one day in seven to  devote "to its special needs. I know,  from personal experience, that no man  can work seven days in the week, not  even in religious work, and do the best  work he is capable of, either for God or  man. And I have no right to take  from my neighbor what I prize myself."  Owing to the scarcity of fruit and  pickles and living on bare necessities,  hundreds of men are suffering from  scurvy and the hospital at Dawson is  Filled' with patients. Several doctors  are in attendance among -whom is Dr.  Chambers, a pioneer of Circle city.���  Alaska Searchlight.  Beggar  (standing outside a picture  gallery to stranger about to enter with  a lighted cigar)���I say, mister, there's  no smoking allowed inside yonder; but,  if you'll give me two pence, I dm't  mind keeping your cigar alight till you  come out again.  A minster who used to preach in  Somerville had a little boy. A few days  before his father left the city to g;o to  his new parish one of his neighbors  said to the little bov : "So your father's  going to work in New Bedford, is he?"  The little boy looked up wondering,  "Oh, no, only preach," he said.  Born to Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Chall,  Slocan City, a daughter.  ii.  Klondike  Start from VANCOUVER  Because  L. VANCOUVER is the best outfitting point on the Coast; goods  considerably cheaper than in the  United States.  !. VANCOUVER is the nearestlport of departure to the Yukon District.  . VANCOUVER is the terminus of the C. V.  Railway, whose steamers will start from  Vancouver this spring.  . All north-bound steamers call at VANCOUVER.  .   Direct steamers to Yukon ports have now  commenced to run from VANCOUVER.  VANCOUVER  is the only Canadian port  where passengers transfer direct from train  to steamer.  KLONDIKE is in Canada. Outfit in VANCOUVER and save 30 per cent. Customs  Duty.  AV. GODFREY,  President Board of Trade. Vancouver, B. C.  Port of Nakus  THOS. ABR1EL  CUSTOriS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  A   Man   to   Avoid.  The venireman had answered satisfactorily all the questions propounded  to him, and both of the attorneys were  on the point of accepting him as a juror  when the judge,'who had been looking  at him, said:  "Mr. Swiggle, I think I have heard  of you. Are Vou not a frequent borrower of books?"  "Yes, sir."  "In reading a borrowed book are you  not in the habit of writing comments on  the mai gins and especially of underscoring with lead pencil marks the sentences that please you?"  "Why, your honor, I "  "You are on oath, remember. Are  given to that habit?"  "I am."  "We don't want him, your honor !"  exclaimed the attorneys simultaneously.  "Neither do I," said the judge, motioning him away.  Webster's Last Words Edited.  1897.  $55,498,950  ��,00O.OOO  0,800;000  525,000  Uruguay..  Venezuela   Europe  Austria-Hungary...  France    Germany   Italy..*..; ;...  Norway   Russia!   Sweden   Turkey   United Kinirdmii...  Asia  China   India (.British;   ���Japan   Korea   Malay Peninsula...  Africa"  Transvaal   Other Countries   Australasia   Indian Arehipelugf.  Totals  144,(100  814,0(57  1,83-1,-103  '238.201  1,052.800  182,705  10,385  31,002,870  027,!f!K.;  8,000  127.125  i:,'!41,l!K)  ;���> ,821.01)0  510.750  200,700  510.750  I],822,370  2,007,000  i:'.,0'.io,i;5:;  !i2.714  100,000  75,000  2,500,000  700,000  3.900,000  ' 8(1,000  2,583,005  551,018  1,626.941  150,000  150,000  .850,000  1,834,403  233,201  1,052,800  182,705  10,335  32.500,000 I  027,990 j  8,000  127,125  I  0,041.190 i  7,159,109 ���  510,750 !  200.700*!  510,759 i  i  55,472,309 1  l!1 JO,"00 ;  50,910,210 i  PiO/IDO !  Some years ago an eastern farmer in  trying to repeat Webster's dying words  "I still live," gave an amusing rendering of the spirit, if not the exact letter  of the phrase. A gentleman had remarked Ito ihim, "Life is very uncertain." "Oh, yes," replied the' farmer,  "that's true, "every word of it; and by-  theway, Captain, that makes me think  of what one of your big Massachusetts  men said when he died a spell ago"  "Who is it?" inquired the Captain.  "Well, I don't jist call his name now,  but at any rate, he was a big* politician-  er, and lived near Boston somewhere.  My newspaper said that when he died  the Boston folks put his image in their  windows and had a funeral for a whole  day "  "Perhaps it was Webster," suggested  the Captain.  "Yes, that's his name! Webster.  General Webster. Strange 1 couldn't  think on it afore. But he got off a good  thing* just before he died. He riz up in  bed and says he, "I ain't dead yet."  Cheap   Paper.  Has an  Immense  Stock, of   RE&DY-5VBADE  QLQTHING,  BOOTS & SHOES  No necessity   for  freezing to death  if you have a few  dollars to invest in  this kind of stock.  Call in.  The prices will astonish you.  Sloean  Hospital  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 tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure ail the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brodse, M.D.,  New Denver, B.C.  Nakusp, B. C.  J.R.& D. Ga merer?  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing  in the:���  -   Latest Style  : of the: ���  Tailors    Art.'.  shops at THEEE FORKS & SANDON.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Sandon, B. C, Oct. 21, 1897.  To all 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.  itc  1 beg to  thank mv numerous  The ONLY practical  AND  Doing business on Slocan Lake.  ���-'lL'.l iii, -.'-'1  rMl,:i!ll,'i.*,!l  A    I'KOSI'ECTOR'S    LETT Kit.  To tin* Kdltor ui' I'm; Lkiick.  Dh'Ai: Sir,��� 1 saw in the i;ist  isruo of  your valuable, paper the opinion of Mr.  W. A. Carlyle,  the   Provincial   Mineralogist, regardinji- an  amendment that  should   be  made  in  the   lnininir  laws  prohibiting the  prospector  locating so  many  claims.    It  seems  that his opinion i.s based  upon  what a  certain man  told him about another  man  that held  70 locations, the man that told him that  must have  been intoxicated  or not on  the dead center, or else one of the kind  that Mr.Carlyle says waits around town.  I am sure it must have been a   tenderfoot ora tinhorn that went busted on a  ���S-5 jack-pot,  and   went up on the lull  facing- the town and got into a bunch of  devil duels, .and took them for a stake.  The prospector who told him   he held  *200 claim.1? must  be  working- for a rich  syndicate,  or did not speak   the truth,  that could be found out bv a visit to the  record office.   The recording fees would  amount to $500,  that  is a pretty good  grub-stake, and would put a prospector  on velvet.    If Mr. Carlyle would give  some of his spare time to the framing  of a law that  would prohibit inexperi-  It is a strange fact that while paper is  being used for dozens of purposes formerly monopolized by wood, or oven a  harder'material, such as car wheels,  boxes, barrels, tubs, pails, etc.( wood is  rapidly driving other ingredients to the  wall in the manufacture of nearly all  cheaper grades of paper. Unfortunately wood-pulp paper is often used for  more important purposes, and only a  few years will elapse before documents  aud books of value nrinted'upon it. will  become so discolored and decayed as to  be worthless.  As illustrating the excellence of the  paper, which is made from unused linen  scraps, upon which Bank of England  notes are'printed, it is stated that when  one of these notes is twisted into a rope  it will sustain a weight of 350 pounds.  Our stock of Furniture is not equaled for beauty,  quality  and comfortable   make by any  stock carried by an agent of the  Eastern factories.     We   buy  for cash and can offer better inducements than  any self-appointed  .. .agent...  WALKER BROS. & BAKER,  New   Furniture Dealers and Repairers  Denver's'    -Undertakers and Embalmers.  N. B.���-We have the only practical Undertaker  and Emlialmer doing business-in the Sloean.  The  Best Rooms  Offered to tin* public < if "New Denver  are to lie found in the  Columbia House  Warm.  ind  hard-finished    throng  ilay,  week  or   month,  I u ict  linard by tit  Nu Bar in connection  Sixth St., .\Y\v Denver.*  i out.  customers tor their patronage in the  past and I hereby respectfully re  quest that they will give their patronage in the future to MR.  GEIMMETT.  W. HALLER,  Watchmaker and Jeweler.  ASLO hotel  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  ,^-    Rooms ';;���  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. 0. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  J. A. McKinnon,  General Merchant  Silverton, B. C.  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire... Rates ��2.50  and ��3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAPWORTH,  Ship goods to any part of the District.       Their store is the  in the Slocan country.  Proprietors.  The  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R.  13. THOMPSON,  x. c. i)ixr;.MAX.  W.  D.  MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notary Public.  Voting;    People's    Mission.  ���'Young people have a definite mission as young people.*' writes Mrs.  Lyinan Abbott, ���'They are not to be so  absorbed, even in preparing for their  future work, as to forget that they are  to be the joy-givers of the home and of  the community. Just as truly as the  beauty of the butterfly's wings and the  colors"of the flowers are to g-ladden the  eye, and the song of the bird is to stir  the heart, so young men and maidens,  in the beauty and strength of their  clear, happy voices, are to refresh the  spirits of the careworn.    Young people  NEW DENVER,   B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  Hotel Vevey  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; Proprietory -  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C.  Is in Kosebery, B.C.  and 1ms  For the. public.  omfortable  4ccomiTiod'=  ations  J. T. NAULT.  largest  Silverton  Drug  Drug's  : and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Ciffars.  'ic.o.Di  Goods called  for & Delivered  Proprietor,  Silverton,  B.C.  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESB1TT, Prop.  /"���-������.Rates furnished  Hotels,   Steam-  Coinpanies, etc, on application.  coal  El Dovada Ave.  Mining Properties of  . all kinds war-ted for  English market.  Sornl {nil particular..* tn  ,. -. ..-, ���-,,** ***^TGHAKD  ,.LEWMA  Mining Broker, P. O. Box 750. Kos.sland  Edwin Cnmmings,  KASLO, B.C.  %c-\ A  ^Patient-  bpath;.v ���  Doctor-  ���Doctor,   I am very short of  *'���''���'. ������'.'������:. . *." '.i'. .v-   ''..    ���  -Oh, well,we'lfsoon stop that!  , .Wholesale Dealer in  ndrs & Cigars,  .���All tbe best-goods'in stock. ���  V. R. Bonded Warehouse.    Write  for prices.  108 Bishopsgate St.  [within]  The  British.L0ND0N'ENG-  Siun.scTii        Columbia.  Review  Subscription. si .50 peranmim  o    Brokers,   Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining- claims, Mining  Engineers, Assayers,  Journalists and ethers:���  Advertise in the   B.   C. Review,    The  only   representative   B.    C.   Journal   in  K��ro���e.;    A Good Investment


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