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Array Volume VI.   No.  16.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 19, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS 1  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  Sandon's coraique closed Sunday night.  G. H. Datvson left on Saturday for  the coast.  A late estimate puts tho population.of  Rossland at 8,000.  R. T. Lowery left upon Sunday for  .the east, to be absent some weeks.  The Kaslo comique has gone out of  the business, through lack of support.  Arthur Dick passed through here on  Friday on his way to the Atlin country.  Hiram Walker, Canada's princely  whiskey man, died last week at Detroit,  Mich.  Many New Denverites are suffering'  from the annual visitation of la grippe  epidemic.  Dr. Hartin has been elected mayor of  Kaslo, defeating" C. W. McAnn by a  small vote  George Neelands defeated John Houston as mayor of Nelson by seven votes.  It was a bitter fight.  Joseph Irwin left Tuesday morning for  the Okanogan country, where he expects  to remain some time.  The Canada, Powder Co., of Nelson.,  B.C , will commence tlie manufacture of  dvnamite next month.  The steamer Slocan is makingnightly  trips from Rosebery to Slocan City to  handle the freight barge.  David Bremner, who resigned the  management of the Wakefield mine, will  leave shortly for the Atlin lake.  The Cascade Maple Leaf plant has  blossomed out at Columbia, lately  Upper Grand Forks, as the Review.  Capt. J. Troup came up from Nelson  to superintend the launching of the new  tug boat Sandon at Rosebery Saturday.  H. H. Knox has gone to the Boundary  country, taking1 a portion of his jewelry  stock with him. He will be away some  time.  Hans Madson, well-known throughout  the Slocan, is reportei to have been  badly frozeen near Skagway and his  life is despaired of.  Dan O'Rae, the well-known teamster,  and iMiss Maggie Me'Ewen, sister to  Mrs. Forrester, were married in Spokane some days ago.  A phonographic concert will :be given  in Bosun Hall Saturday night by Prof.  Millward. The regular weekly dance  will be held Thursday night.  On and after Monday next, John  Houston will be editor and business  manager of the Tribune His salary will  be $166 66 a month.���Nelson Tribune.  A. S. Goodeve has been elected mayor  of Rossland, over ex-Mayor Wallace"by  a large majority. His aldermanic ticket  ���also carried, including Ross Thompson.  Word has been received from Los  Angeles stating that Harry Pvman is  much improved in health, but he must  remain under the doctor's care for some  time yet.  W. H. Aldridge, manager of the Trail  smelter, was married last week- at Rossland to Miss Tuttle. The affair was  the most brilliant function ever held in  Kootenay.  The English Specialty Company, advertised to appear here on the 19th, 20th  and 21st, has cancelled its engagement  and is endeavoring to make dates for  February.  When Nelson's postal officials can  make connections with the train leaving-  there at 6:30 a.m. for Slocan City, we  have a daily mail from the States. Sunday's included.  By the present route of travel over  Slocan lake, passengers to the coast  save 12 hours over the old route via  Robson. Pressure is being 'hroug-ht to  bear to keep to the. Slocan route in the  future.  Mr. and Mrs. John Delaney have received notice of the marriage of their  neice, Miss Nellie Muncaster, at Peterborough, Ont., to A. M. Smith, of the  Sadler Leather Belt Manufacturing Co.,  Montreal.  The union church services, held Sun-  dav in Bosun hall, by Revs. Clelland  and Powell, were largely attended and  greatly appreciated. Rev. Cleland presided in the morning and Rev. Powell  in the evening.  R. S. Gallop reports the Duncan river  free of obstructions for a distance of to  miles, and small steamers can ascend  from Kootenav lake for eight months  in the year. This is the result of Government work for the past three years.  The Kaslo & Slocan Railway has  adopted > a change in the time of the  arrival and departure of its passenger  trains.   Hereafter trains will leave Kaslo  at 8 a.m. and arrive at 3 :55 p.m. Trains  will arrive at Sandon at 10 :40 a.m. and  leave at 1:15 p.m.  Rossland's new municipal officers,  elected last Thursday are as follows :  For Mayor, A. S. Goodeve. For Coun-  cilmen:' First Ward, C. O. Lalonde  and John Hooson ; Second Ward, Ross  Thompson and J. F. McCrae; Third  Ward, Albert Barrett and John Edgren.  Fred Fraser, .LP. of Revelstoke, was  in town on Friday. He is going to join  J. D. Graham, in Atlin City, early in  March. Politically, Revelstoke is in a  bad muddle, and he says J. M Killie's  seeing his last session at Victoria, as he  will l)e asked to resign by his friends.  The incorporation question is making  bad matters worse.  Sandon's civic officers for the ensuing  year are as follow: Mayor, IL H. Pitts:  Aldermen, Alex. Crawford. E. R. Ather-  ton, 0 !). Hunter, Eri Thompson, John  Buckley and Robt. Macdonald. All  were elected by acclamation. As there  are only eleven men in the city who  hold the necessary qualifications for the  offices, it was with some difficulty that  a sufficient number was found willing  to assume the duties. The competition  seems to be rather to evade than to  acquire aldermanic distinction.  ion. The properties were sold under a  writ of execution issued at tlie suit of  Nayiiie Simon againstGaudaisBeaudoin.  The price paid for the claims was $250,  the purchaser, being Jos. Sturgeon.  W. H. Sandiford has purchased from  Geo. II. Dawson the Fidelity Fraction  for the Northwest Mining Syndicate.  There is on this ground the best timber  for mining purposes that can be secured,  and the acquisition'of the property is  evidence that Mr. Sandiford is looking  ahead to the day when the Bosun mine  will be operated upon a very large scale.  Col. S. W. Ray, of Port Arthur, spent;  a few days in town this week in the  interest of the company that he represents. While in the Slocan he arranged  for extensive operations to be pushed on  the Mollie Gibson and' other properties  he is interested in, ;and incidentally  made an effort to get hold of Silver  mountain properties. An effort is beintr  made to form  a  syndicate to operate all  the properties on this mountain.  ...      p        _  DAS    MANN    ON    lAiXTt.  favors contrive the building of Canadian smelters and Canadian refineries  for lead ores.  I am in favor of absolute free trade in  load and lead products between Canada  and the United States. Canada produces more lead than she consumes,  while the United States is a large importer of lead. Canadian export trade  in galena ores amounts now to fully  ��7,000,000 yearly. It is a growing ancl  expanding trails, and it would be  enormous if a reciprocity arrangement  were made with the States, by which  our ores would go in free of duty, and  we would admit their lead products also  free. I fear the people of Ontario and  Quebec don't understand the magnitude and,importance of this silver-lead  industry. But if not hampered and  crippled by injudicious tariffs and by  cold neglect on the part-of Canadian  statesmen it will rank among the greatest and richest industries of the Dominion..  A BILLTOBAR ALIENS!  SSfiSSSaSfiSiSS SSSSSSSS23SS23S SS  FIJT.T,    COURT    SITTINGS.  He  A<lvo<;:i,tes .Absolute   V  the   Article.  ���eu   'J'riiflu   in  SLOGAN   MIN'EKAT,    FLOAT.  is  showing  on the Con-  A foot of ore  ven tion.  The Madison sent a car load of ore to  the smelter last week.  Eight feet of clean ore is showing in  the Payne No. 4 tunnel.  Some work is being put upon the R.  D. Fraction, situated close to town.  Ten men were laid off at the Treasure  Vault last week. F. Laigford is now  foreman.  Rumor has it that another deal is  about to be consumated on the Mollie  Hughes properties.  Work on the Noble Five is progressing favorably. It is expected, to tap the  Last Chance ledge within 60 days.  Ten men are engaged on the Ajax  Fraction. Two carloads of ore were  shipped this -week from the property.  The Last Chance shipped 840 tons of  ore since July 1st, 1898. The mill is  now sending 20 tons a day over the  tram.  G. H. Dawson has purchased the  Fidelity Fraction, adjoining the Fidelity. It has tho best timber in the  vicinity.  Messrs Hicks and Welsh, of Slocan  City, are developing the Mary Durham,  adjoining the Mollie Hughes group.  They report a good showing.  The interests held in the Antoine by  J. C. Rvan and S K. Green, have been  sold to IL B. Alexander and M. R. VV.  Rathbourne.   Purchase price not stated.  A car load of ore has been shipped to  the Selby smelter, San Francisco, from  the Sapphire. The ore runs 160 o'zs,  silver and 70 per cent. lead. Regular  shipments will be made.  Forty thousand dollars has been spent  this year by the Minnesota Silver Co.  on its Slocan properties. Further expenditures are contemplated to the  amount of $60,000, for tramway and con-  centractor.  The Wakefield and Vancouver, the  big shipping mines of Four Mile, together shipped five car loads of ore last  week. The late heavy fall of snow has  put the roads in excellent condition for  ore hauling.  The deal that has been pending in  London for the Black Grouse property,  owned by Major Furlong, situated on the  north Fork of Carpenter creek, is off.  The negotiations were being conducted  by London agents.  J. Roderick Robertson, manager of the  London & British Columbia Gold Fields,  reports that the Whitewater mill is  working satisfactory and that the output  for January will be greatly in excess of  that of last month.  D. 1). Mann, the well-known raihvay  contractor, was in Toronto recently,  and in the course of an interview with  a Globe;representative, expressed himself thus : "'Canada is in a llowing tide  of commercial and industrial prosperity.  New districts are being opened up, and  extensive areas are being developed,  aud  railroad   facilities  are   increasing  rapidly. Of course British Columbia  takes the lead in mining, but there are  big" developments going on in the Rainy  River district, and the" future tliere is  of the brightest promise. 1 do not say  that it will prove a Klondike or a Kootenay district. That is too much to  expect, for southern British Columbia  stands alone in the mining world. It  is not only rich in gold, but it is equally  rich in coal, in copper, in silver and in  lead. Up to this time the want of railroads and transportation facilities prevent the copper mines of British Columbia from becoming known, but that  country will soon take its place as one  of the great copper-producing'countries.  Its vast copper deposits will do just as  union to enrich British Columbia as her  gold mines.  And her lead mines are almost equally  valuable, ancl while I am referring to  British Columbia lead mines I would  like to call the attention of the public  to the manner in which the lead mining  industry is being ha'mpered and crippled by the tariff legislation of the  States. Canadian mine-owners are  compelled to ship their lead ores to  American smelters for reduction and  refining. A crushing tax of 1�� cents a  pound is levied, and this li cents a  pound is charged on all the lea"d,though  the smelter only pays for 30 per cent,  on the lead.    The dutv reallv amounts  Several Important Wesf. Kootenay Cases  >'        Disposed   of.  A carload of ore will this week be on  the wharf from the Marion to be shipped to the Trail smelter. This ore runs  114 ozs. silver and 60 percent, lead to  the ton, and the owners hope to realize  a. neat sum out of the shipment.  The result of the smelting operations  at the Hall Mines smelter for the four  weeks ending December 30th, 1998. are  as follows: During' the 21 days and 13  hours of actual smelting 2,575 tons of  ore were treated, yielding 48 tons of  copper, and 42,730 ounces of silver.  Last Saturday, at Nelson, Sheriff  Robertson sold by public auction the interest of Gaudios Beaudoin in the following mineral claims: Gigantic and Giant  on Wild Horse creek; York, in Hall  creek; Yellowstone, Beaver Hill, Derby, Golden Grove and Golden Slope, on  Murphy creek, in the Trail mining divis-  to 838 a ton on   the  lead in the ores of  Canadian mines.  in 1S87 600,000  was  paid  by  British  Columbia miners to Americans for the  privilege of having its ores admitted to  the United States for treatment.   Between $800,000 and $900,000 will be paid  by the mine-owners this year for a like  privilege.    This immense revenue extracted from   Canadian   industry does  not find its way to the treasury of the  United States, for the duty of l�� cents a  pound is remitted, or rather never collected,   when   the lead is re-exported j  from American  smelters to either Can- j  ada or   England.    By this system  the |  Canadian mine-owner is  forced to sell  his product for about $20 a ton for the  lead contained in  the ore.    It  is then  taken over to the United States, affords  big- profits to the American transportation and smelting companies, and large  and profitable employment to American  labor.    And when tliat is done the Canadian   consumer  buys back nearly all  this lead and pays from Si>0 to 880 a  ton for it.    This  tremendous  crushing-  tax of S3d a  ton  should be abrogated.  It is crippling the mining industrv woefully.  The silver lead mining industry ot  Canada if properly fostered will give  more employment, pay bigger wages  and enrich more people than the lumber, fishing aud sealing industries of  the Dominion combined, it is a* far  more urgent and important subject for  reciprocity arrangement between Canada and tlie States than any other subject now under discussion' before the  Joint High Commission. 1 cannot help  noticing how completely this most vital  question is being ignored by the newspapers, while they devote column after  column and page after page to the discussion of subjects that are small and  paltry beside tins.  There never was exacted a more perfect contrivance for fleecing industry  than this lead tariff, and it is all done  to benefit not the American customs  but the American lead smelters. They  take it all. Surely it is time that Canadian statesmen should take a hand in  the game and obtain or make a remedy  for so great au. evil. America permits  copper ore to enter . free of duty. She  must-let our lead ores also enter free of  duty, or'else'the Canadian Government  must.put up the barriers against American  lead, and by bounties and other*  At the regular sittings of the Full  Court in Victoria, last week, several  important West Kootenay cases were  disposed of. In the Centre Star vs. Iron  Mask case, the Court last month refused the Centre Star appeal, asking for  leave to do development work on a  vein it claims under the Iron Mask  claim. The Court refused leave to appeal to the Privy Council as it would  put off the trial, which has already been  adjourned.  In Connel vs. Madden, the Full Court  dismissed the appeal from the judgment  of Mr. Justice Walkem,  who   held that  the location of   the Sheep Creek   Star  mineral claim was void, as the initial  post was planted in foreign soil, viz.,  in the State of Washington.   The opinion of the Full Court is as follows:   I  agree with tho learned Trial Judge,that  the initial post of the Sheep Creek Star  claim having been planted in the United States of America, instead of within  the boundaries of  this Province,  the  whole location is invalid.   The Mineral  Act of British Columbia does not contemplate the existence of a claim which  .takes Ids ro:r!\ i.e., has its initial post, in  a. foreign soil, and,  as I regard it, the  whole location is void ab initio, or, to  put it in another way, there never was  in law such a claim as the ''Sheep Creek  Star."   The appeal must be dismissed  with costs.  In Davies vs. Le Roi, the Court allowed the defendant's appeal, and refused a  new trial. The action was brought  under the Employers' Liability Act  and the plaintiff obtained damages in  the Court below. The Full Court held  that the plaintiff was not under necessity to use the skip in question and from  tlie rising of^ which the accident happened.  NORTH FORK SALMON RIVER.  The B. A. C. have obtained crown  grants for all their propertv on the North  Fork.  S. Fred Hume, Minister of Mines, has  introduced the following bill into the  House, as an amendment to the placer  mining act :  1. That every person who is not less  than 18 years of *ige and is a British  subject shall be entitled to all the  rights and privileges of a free miner  under this act, and shall be considered  a free miner under this act, upon taking  out a free miners' certificate, as long as  such certificate remains in force.  2. No joint stock company or corporation shall be entitled to take out a free  miners' certificate unless the same has  been incorporated and not simply  licensed or registered under the laws  of this Province, and unless such company or corporation is authorized to  take outia miners' license by the lieu-  teuant-governor-in-council the word  "person'" in this section shall include  only such companies or corporations as  aforesaid.  3. A miners' license taken out by any  person not authorised so to do by this  section shall be null aud void.  4. This section shall not affect free  miners' certificates issued before the  coming into force of this section, and  in case any person or corporation not  allowed under this section to take out.  a free miners' license has prior to the  coming into force of this section acquired any interest or any claim under  the provisions of the placer mining act,  such license may be renewed from time  to time, but such renewed license shall  not entitle the holder thereof to hold or  acquire any interest in any claim under  said placer mining act, except such interest so acquired prior to the coming  into force of this section.  5. No free miner after the coming into force of this section shall hold any  claim under said placer mining act, or  any interest therein as trustee or otherwise for any person who is not a British  subject or for any corporation not  authorized to take out a free miners'  certificate as above provided.  The Legislature has onssed the placer  mines bill with amendments. An addition was made authorizing the Government to cancel the incorporation of any  company found evading the provisions  of the act, for instance,' by the passage  of the stock into the hands of aliens,  from British subjects who had only held  it for the purpose of securing' incorporation. The amendment is to sub-section  2 of section 2, by inserting after the  word "council," the words, "such authorization may at any time be cancelled, and in case of such cancellation  such company or corporation shall not  be entitled to take out a free miners'  certificate under the act. but any free  miners'certificate, now in force, shall  remain in force until its expiry  ing upon his back in bed and with his  head and shoulders slightly elevated  by the prop of a pillow on either side,  the deceased pressed the muzzle of a  Smith and Wesson revolver against his  temple and sent a 38-calibre bullet  through the brain. Mr. Jamieson was  a man prominently known in mining  circles throughout'the Province.  JUSTICE    TO    THE    UBAD.  the 5th  inst.  of   P. A. Mc-  To tlie Editor of Thk Ledok:  Sn-i:���In your issue of  you chronicle the death  Dougall. ' I notice that you are careful  to mention his only vice, but you do not  speak of his virtues. Pete was generous to a fault. His cabin at McGuigan  was always open ��� to anyone���"on the  hog,"���and I know of cases where he  has kept men for several months in  food and clothes. His little cabin was  known throughout tlie Slocan, not on  account of its owner, .but on account of  the hospitality one always found there;  in fact, anyo'ne "broke' was always  recommended to Pete McDougall's  cabin. By publishing this you will not  only oblige me, but Vou will do justice  to the memory of one who might still  be among us if his friends had helped  him in his hour of need, as he has helped them before  I am yours truly,  Sam GixpznuRGEit.  McGuigan, B.C., Jan. 10,189.9.       .  WORK   ON    THE   ENTERPr.ISlS.  Paddy Stratford and Eric Ferguson  have been let the contract to push work  on the Enterprise. The No. 1 tunnel,  now in 25 feet with ore in the face, will  be pushed 200 feet further, and the  main raise between the intermediate  and No. 4 tunnels will be continued to  connect these openings.������ The work proposed and now under contract, will not  be finished until late in May,'- m-Ul  men will be employed.  Eight  ON    OKANOGAN    LAKE.  A huge tunnel scheme is talked of to  cut the immense ore bodies discovered  four years ago on Donadson mountain.  The Second Relief has doubled its ore  hauling force and the road is in fine  condition for quick trips and heavy  loads. "  Kane Bros, have disposed of their  Craigtown business to R. E. McGanghey  and have concentrated all their business  at Erie.  The Ontario, on Donadson mountain,  has been working steadily all winter,  and the shaft is down 40 feet on a line  ore body, three feet wide.  The Belle Singlehurst will resume  work on the 1st of February. This property lies to the north oc the Relief, and  is a valuable gold proposition. '  The Arlington, three miles above Erie,!  continues to ship steadily. The new !  machinery works smoothly and stoping j  will soon be commenced on the 300 footj  Wei. j  Another permanent  shipper has been J  added to the North Fork, by the recent j  developments in the Waiter claim.which ;  adjoins the Second   Ro.leif on the cast, <  The onerg-etic president and  manager j  of the Lucky Boy Mining &  Development Co.,  S". L. Myers,   l.as been con-1.  centrating most  of his  efforts on  this j  property for a  year and  is to be con-j  gratulated    on'  his   success.     A   new j  tunnel   is  to   be   started   immediately  below the present workings which will  cut the ore body at a  depth of 400 feet,  thus affording ample stoping ground.  Its close proximity to  the  wagon road  ensures cheap transportation.  Get   There    Eli    Working,  W. Harrington, of Sandon, passed  through here on Friday, having1- been  down to the Get There Eli group, on  Twelve Mile. This property has been  leased from Mr. Harrington by P.  Noonan and N. Sylvester. Supplies are  being packed in and four men will work  the property all winter. As much ore  as possible will be shipped and the  lessees expect1 to make money.  An important transfer of mining stock  was lately made by the Camp Ilewett  Mining & Prospecting Co. to the Canadian-American Gold Mining Co. These  companies are operating  in  the vicinity  of the Okanogan lake. The Camp  Heweitt company owns twelve claims  situated half a mile from the lake shore.  The Canadian-American company has  purchased $10,000 worth of stock "in the  Camp Hewett and will open up the properties and push operations. A force of  workmen will be put. to work in a few  weeks. G. H. Muller, proprietor of the  Cold Stream hotel, Vernon, is president  of the Camp Hewett company, and was  in New Denver last week in the interest  of his company. Several parties hereabouts are interested in the company.  SXKLTEK    KOIt    CASCADE.  W. H. Aldridge. manager of the  smelter at Trail, has been to Cascade  and completed arrangements for building the new U. P. R. smelter for the  Boundary camp at that point. Surveys |  have been made and the site chosen.  The cost of building the. smelter will  exceed ifoOO.ODO, and will give steady  employment to upwards of 500 men  when completed. The stack alone will  require. 800,000 brick and the buildinu-s  in connection in proportion. The  works will have a capacity of 1,000 tons  per day. It is the plan to have extensive refineries and factories in connection therewith.  Enterprise   Deal   is    Oft'.  The Britishers who have been dickering for the big Enterprise mine, on Ten  Mile, have come to a full stop and the  deal is off. The reason for this is not  known here. So far as the assays and  reports were concerned, everything" was  distinctly favorable. This is only one  of several attempts made to secure the  property, but the would-be purchasers  always flunk at the critical [moment.  The owners of the Enterprise will work  the mine themselves, though with a  small force Operations will be confined to the No. 1 tunnel and the raise  from No. 3, and these will be extended  under contract. Much had been expected of the present negotiations, the  successful termination of which would  have set the whole creek and vicinity  in motion.   Sail    Intelligence.  R. I. Kirkwood, W. J. Kirkwood and  Mr. C. E. Smitheringale received the  sad intelligence on Friday, of the death  of their sister. Miss Wilda Kirkwood,  in the Victoria hospital, Montreal.  Death resulted from an operation performed on the brain, which had been  injured in a street car accident in  Chicago a year ago. The remains were  enterred at Kemptville, Ontario, the  family home. Miss Kirkwood was an  artist of great ability, and at the time  of the accident was accounted one of  the foremost portrait and miniature  painters in Chicago.  The    New    P  ifc.il     Kate  The new two-cent  postage is available  i  (  ROBERT    JAMIESON    SIJrCIOES.  A despatch from Seattle says: Grown  despondent because of his belief that he  would lose a 8*25,000 suit, which he had  instituted against Sir Charles Ross for  professional services rendered, Robert  Jamieson, the noted mining engineer  and expert of Vancouver, took his own  life.  Room 208 of the Rainier-Grand Hotel  one5 of the first--class hostelries of  Seattle, was the scene of tragedy.   Ly-  rate of Canadian  to  the   countries  mentioned   in   this   list :    Letters   ad-  rossed to places in Canada and United  States, 2 cents   per   ounce or  fraction  i thereof:     United   King-dom   of Great  Britain and Ireland.-liuiiish India.Newfoundland. British East Africa, Uganda,  Jamaica,   Bahama   Islands.   Zanzibar,  British Central Africa,   the Niger Coast  Protectorate and Niger Company's Territory,   2   cents   per   half   ounce     All  other foreign countries  5 cents per half  ounce.  Another    Construction    Fatality.  Peter Gaetano, an Italian employed  on the R. & P. railway construction, was  instantly killed in his cabin Thursday  morning, by a piece of frying rock from,  a blast, some 000 feet distant. He was  employed by A. Scarpelli, who had a  piece of work near McRae's Landing.  The remains were taken to Cascade for  burial.   The new C. P. R. boat Sandon made  her initial trip oh the lake Wednesday.  The finishing touches are yet to be put  upon her*. .-;������. ���...[ THE LEDGE, NEW DJKLNVER, B.C., JANUARY 19, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months   Six "   Twelve  " - ���   Thrke years ��� - ���  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents i>er line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  1.25  2.00  5.(10  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence Irom every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  puper if you'wish. Always send something- good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we will do th-e res):  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription i.s due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19. 1899.  .'*  SCRAPS PUOM THE  EDITOR'S I>KSK  ������.Revelstoke is particularly mutinous at present; so much so indeed,  that "Let-er-Flicker" Kellie'spolitical  career is almost ended.  The Opposition assert that they will  indict His Honor Lieut.-Gov. Mclnnes before the House of Commons,  for wrongful dismissal of the Turner  Government and the signing of the  Election Trials act.  Nelson Dingley, the framer of the  Dingley tariff bill, and Republican  leader in the House of Representatives, died in Washington last  Friday, after a lingering illness following a pneumonia attack.  Fighting Joe Martin succeeded in  getting his Election Petitions Bill,  through the House by a comfortable  majority, and Messrs. Deane and  Prentice are safe in their seats for a  short season. The Opposition did  well. *  Wind is air in motion. But it takes  more than air when a man attempts  to raise sufficient wind to pay his  board bill and satisfy his landlady,  and to operate a newspaper in a silver  camp with the price of the white  metal at zero.  Messrs. Hall and Tisdall. members  of the local legislature for Victoria  and Vancouver respectively, have  resigned, because of selling supplies  to the Government. Mr. Hall is an  Opposition man and Tisdall, Government. This sort of business is becoming tiresome.  Kootenay will get a member in  the Dominion House, as a redistribution measure will assuredly be  brought in. The needs of the big  Yale-Cariboo district were too extensive for the well-known oratorical  and statesmanlike abilities of Hewett  Bostock, M.P., to deal with, hence  the division of labor.  It is proposed by some prominent  Canadians to make Canada "a Link  of Love" between Great Britain and  the United States. No serious objection can be raised to this proposition,  but if Canada is to be the link then  Canadians ought to have something  to say about how that link is to be  welded, and what this country is to  get out of the love match.  Victoria got excited last week and  held an indignation meeting to protest against the passage of the Election Petitions Bill. It was a huge  affair, but it remained for Mr. Speak  er FostP-r to utterly squelch the whole  business, and, incidentally,the torchlight procession. Indignation is a  cheap commodity in the Province,  and attempted coercion ot the House  won't work.  Lieut.-Governor McInnes is  happy. He and Hon. Jos. Chamberlain are on the same footing. At least  the latter said something the other  day on a Newfoundland, question, and  the worthy lieutenant-governor has  made use of it, to dispose of the petition presented to him by the indign-  ants of Victoria to disallow the  Election Petitions Bill. As Bill  Shakespeare, or Mr. Aristotle, or  Hewett Bostock has remarked, "Great  minds run in the same channel."  It would appea r that the Liberal  party were in bad shape in British  Columbia. Victoria is to have a new  evening paper, in opposition to the  Times, and many staunch Grits are  supporting the movement. Senator  Tom pieman and Hewett Bostock, with  the Times and Province, represent  one wing of the party, while would-  be-Senator McLagan. with the World,  assisted by the new paper and its  backers represent the other. And  thus the game goes on.  The revenue of the Dominion for  the six months ending Dec. 21 was  $22,113,378, compared with $17,033,-  974 for the same time in 1897, an  increase of over $4,000,0C0.   The ex  penditure increased from $13,488,000  to $14,811,000, an increase of $1,323,-  000, so that the exact betterment of  revenue, taking into account the expenditure, was $2,855,000. The  expenditure on capital account was j  $5,214,820 for 1898 as compared with  82,302,255 for 1897, an increase of  $2,850,000.   Another member of the Legislature has resigned his seat and will  stand for re-election. This time it is  A. E. McPhillips, fourth member for  Victoria, and he gave up his seat because his law partner earned a fee  for personally arguing a case in court  for the Crown. If Joe Martin's mother-in-law raised hens and sold eggs  to the Attorney-Generals secretary's  wife's brother-in-law we wonder if  the Attorney-General would have to  give up his seat and stand tor reelection, or would the hen that laid  the eggs be killed ?  There may be no connection in  this matter, but the situation is somewhat curious. Sir Wilfred Laurier,  the Liberal Premier of Canada, is  seeking to place himself on a friendly  footing with the American powers at  Washington by giving them almost  everything worth having short of the  Dominion itself, and our own brave  cabinet in British Columbia, led by  two valiant Grits like J. Fred Hume  and Joe Martin, are fathering legislation to debar the aliens from sharing the riches of the Province. How  Uncle Sam views this may be judged  from the fact that Sir Wilfred all but  admits defeat. It is no wonder the  Americans look with disdain upon  the Canucks, for our Ottawa ministers  are perpetually, junketting to Washington. It is a pity a few of them  would not stay there.  The Toronto Telegram looks with  half-hearted approval upon the action  of the B. C. Legislature in .pushing  through the bill to shut aliens out of  the benefits of the placer gold fields.  It says: "If the proposal of the British Columbia Government to shut  aliens out of the benefits of the min  ing districts makes it harder for the  Dominion Government to secure a  treaty with the United States, the  country generally will not regret the  assurance that the Semlin-Martin  ministry has a safe majority. This  bold mining policy of the coast Government is timely. It comes at a  moment when it has federal as well  as provincial interest and significance.  It is a hint to, the Washington Government that Canada is not 'easy,'  that a bold national spirit is spreading over Canada, that we believe we  can live, and thrive without the grace  of the republic, and that we mean to  go right along in the way of prosperity, Canada for the Canadians, no  matter what Uncle Sam thinks or  does. It is plain notice to the United  States that Canada is not on its knees  to an unneighborly neighbor.  ish Columbia should be permitted the  same scope as in the several provinces of Australia. They are nearer  the source of immigration and have  had ripe experience in the matter.  They found a simple but effectual  remedy for the evil in high taxation.  If the unwelcome Asiatics can not be  exclusively debarred, then let them  be taxed to the fullest extent, and  this system, will soon work to the redemption of the situation. The Slocan  may be a despised silver camp but it  has no Chinese.  THK    CHINES*:    QUESTION.  The Dominion authorities have  written the Lieutenant-Governor of  the Province, upon the representation  of the Mikado of Japan, asking for  the repeal of all legislation restricting the employment of the Japanese  in British Columbia. In addition to  this the Federal Government would  also like to see the Chinese similarly  treated. As if in direct opposition to  this request and as an intimation to  the Laurier Goverment to mind their  own business and permit British Columbia to run its own affairs, the  Legislature adopted the following  resolution unanimously, on motion of  Messrs. Helmcken and Dunsmuir:  "That an humble address be presented by this house to the lieutenant-  governor, praying him to move the  Dominion Government to take into  consideration the desirability of increasing the per capita tax on Chinese  coming into the Dominion, and urging that in the opinion of this House  three-fourths of all moneys received  in British Columbia ports from the  present tax, or (it such tax be increased) three-fourths of such revenue  so increased should be paid to this  Province, as the chief injury from the  presence of the Chinese is sustained  by the Province, and not by the Dominion."  There is no doubting the feeling of  the people of this Province on the  question of Asiatic labor, and the  legislators are but voicing the sentiments of their constituents. As  citizens and fellow laborers, the  Asiatics are not wanted here, and  should the Federal authorities permit  sentimental reasons and mutterings  of unwise missionaries prevail to the  detriment of the rights and feelings  of the people of the Pacific coast, they  will be working to the moral undoing  and curse of this fair Province.    Brit-  PERPLEXITY.  A star once sought to shed upon the night a  feeble ray.  But, peeping out, she soon was lost in heaven s  pathless way.  Yet on she went, illumining the clouds whicli  darner grew,  Until the darkest came���alas ! she could not then  shine through; .  Perplexed, she hid her face and wept behind her  sable veil. ,  To think, her iiiission scarce begun, was destined  thus to fail.  A little stream did onward wend its journey to  tin*, sea, '  And bubbling'midst the pebbled sands sang all  so eherrily, ,  It brushed the ferns, and glided round the curves  upon its way, '  Until a boulder rock it met, and then  it went  astray :  Yet urging still its troublous course to plunge  into the sea,  In quicksand marsh'twas swallowed uji and sank  eternally.  A hawthorn bud essayed to. bloom and cheer tbe  pilgrim's way, .  And timidly disclosed itself one bleak mid-winter's day, .    '  But, unaccustomed to the frosts its leaves unfurled ir, vein, .  For blighted in tlie morn, at eve it loldea up  again : -.     .. ���  And as it closed its weary eyes and bowed its  drooping head,  Sweet Hope, the emblem of its life, forevermore  was dead.  Thus, like tlie1 star whose first bright ray dispersed the lesser cloud, .  Till, too ambitious its aim, 'twas wrapped in  deepest shroud;  Or like the stream whose eager flow tx> reach the  mighty sea.   ��� .'���','.  Thus hastened its sad, fatal end into eternity ;  Or like the bud whose sweet intent to cheer and  to refine,  But quickened its too early  birth on to a sweet  decline-  So life oft proves its cherished aims its surest, saddest blight; ,; '   ���  We"wake to lind our hopes have been but dreams  within a night;  But when at last ambitions ceased, existence finds  a close, ���  Though on this earth we ne'er may know whose  blessing* and repose.  Beyond all tears there is a God who notes our  good intent, .   ���  And not alone the good we've done, but, too, the  good we meant.  ���Mrs. Cornelius Hardy.  AX    AilEKICAN    CITIZEN.  I find that I am a more important person than I thought.  I make the president, and the governor,  ancl the judge on the bench, and the  street-cleaning commission er.  If the president wishes to declare war,  or to make peace, -or to keep or not  to keep the Philippine islands, he  waits to hear what 1 have to say.  I am the president, and the governor,  and the judge on the bench, and the  street-cleaning commissioner.  I find that when Ethan Allen captured  Fort Ticonderoga, "in the name of  Almightv God and the continental  congress",'' and that when "Mad Anthony" stormed the breastworks at  Stony Point, and when Cornwallis  gave his sword to the great George,  and that when Lee surrendered to  Grant, I was there.  I was right in it.  I did it.  I find that T commanded the ships, and  sighted the guns, and fired the  shells, ancl stoked the boilers, and  managed the engines at Manila, and  at Santiago the "same.  Tt was I who charged up the hill at San  Juan and set the flag a-waving over  Ponce.  1 am the man who sunk the Merrimac.  I am indispensable and irrepressible.  Nothing can be clone in these states and  territories and outlying islands without me.  The millionaire can't get his stuff together in such large piles Avithout I  help him.  He can t build a house or run a railroad, or open a mine, or start the oil  well spouting, or make the electric  wires talk/ancl work wool into  clothes, or ideas into bank notes,  unless 1 *?ay so.  The missionary cant go unless I send  him  The legislator can't legislate and the  magistrate can't enforce the law  without my consent.  Not even the boss can boss things unless  1 let him. ���  I'm wonderful.  You can't buv anything unless 1 sell  You can't sell anything unless T. buy.  You can't teach anything-unless I learn.  You can't learn anything unless I teach.  I'm something surprising.    We do what we advertise to do.  Handsome  Rockers  for very Mttl  money  >ee them  WALKER & BAKER,  New   Furniture Dealers and Repairers  Denver's    Undertakers and Embalmerg,  X. B.-We have the only practical Undertaker  and Embalmer doing business in the Slocan.  liko  ootteal  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     981,328.04  HEAD    OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lokd Strathcona a.id Mount Royal, G.C.M.G-. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  NewDenver branch  E. PI7T, Manager  The Greeks and the Homa-s, and Nebu  chadnezzarand Pharaoh and .Xerxes-,  , never saw anything like me.  I'm English, Irish', French, Spanish, and  Porniii'uese: German, Dutch. Iius-  sian. Polis and Scandinavian; Italian,'Greek and Turk ; Chinese,  Japanese and Hawaiian; Australian  and Canuck; Afro-American and  just plain nigger; cowboy, Indian  and Mexicano and a Jot more.  I'm simnle and Tin complex.  I inav not always be right, but I always  come out right in the end : aud I'm  prettv certain to yet what I want.  I alwavs want something, and generally know exactly what it is.  You never heard of me ?  Well, vou have.  And you'll hear more of me for a long  .'. time to come,Jor I am here to stay.  Who am I ?  Whoop! .  I'm ahoriiv-haiuk-d.kid-glove'-.kiiicker-  bockered. silk-stockinged, swarthy-  cheeked.'eve-glassed, literary, yel-  low-journai-readina.-, church going,  whiskev-drinking, law-abiding,  nein-o -"lynching, philanthropic,  money-grabbing, sentimental, hard  headed,' brave, cowardly, independent, boss-ridden, wise, frivolous,  hard-working, fun-loving, steady,  sillv. white-fared, black-faced, copper-colored, well-dressed, .unwashed',' gentlemanly, rowdy ish, all-  round���American Citizen.  NOTICE.  All accounts due the undersigned must  be paid bv the 15th of January, otherwise they" will be placed in the hands of  an attorney for collection.  H. T. Bkaguox.  F. Pyman has again commenced to do  business in New Denver. Bring . your  watches to him when they are out ol  order.  An ounce  of  prevention  ��� is better than  a pound of cure  and one or two  bottles of  Fax's Sarsap'arilla  may save you  from a wearisome  illness later on.-  Agency at  and Book Store  Mew Denver, B.C.  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Plate mid Bridge work.  Office, Broken Hill Blk.  Nelson.  I have been appointed  agent for the Lethbriclge Coal Co., and  will sell their products  at  reasonable   prices.  E.A.Cameron  SANDON.  Pal ma ,  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Draying. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  0. S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AN'n BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE'   INVITED���  Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  OTEL SANDON,  vA    ^    7ft    ^ft    7ft    7ft  Sandon, B.C.  npHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a. large  number of G-uests. 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 Cunning, Proprietor.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large mini ber of 'icople.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room i.s provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  Travelers  Will lind the  RMington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI can City.  GETH1NG- & HENDERSON, Proprietors.  f. LoCASTO, THa  W. S. Duewry  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twigg  New Denver,B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil und Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  ���tSTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  D  R. A. S. MARS \..<L.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago   /-I WILLIM & JOHNSON.  VJ (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & An aly-Chemists.  Slocnn  City, ......        �� c,  WANTED.  Industrious man of character to travel and appoint agents.   Salarv and expenses paid.  BRADLEY-G VRRfcTSON COMPANY,Limited  Toronto.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  pjOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and   reported on  for  in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  Laboratory, Belle-  vueave. New Denver, B C.  ^�� L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  T?    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C, Weaver  ��� fflltCW   Insurance  and'GrENERAL (JOMMISSSQN.  Agents.  NEW DKNVKR. 1��. C._  Provides Ladies or  Gentlemen with  Hair  Cutter  Hot  or Cold  P'3.thS Everything First-Class  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Etc.  Newmarket Block,  New Denver.  Fifty=two  Weeks- with  . A fascinating study of the  International Sunday School  Lessons for 18!)>), now ready.  No Christian, especially a  Clergyman or Teacher .should  be without il. Beautifully  bound in cloth of two colors,  with stiff boards. Priecoiilj'  :(5 cents. Strongly recommended by leading Clergymen, un sale by all booksellers,or sent postpaid on the  price by,  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO., Limited,  Publishers,  Toronto Canada.  J, H. MILLWARP,  w>      ���  ainter  andCign  NEW DENVER.  J, C. HARRI  NEW  DENVER  General Prayman, Ice,  Hay and Grain for Sale.   Ice Houses  Filled.  Livery and   Bait Stables. :th Year.  THE LEDGHB, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 19. I8y9.  CHE   KOOTENAY   PROSPECTOR.  Fhati  it there in the shadow. For God's sake don't  call that him!  : bundle of frozen clothing we found in the  drift ain't Jim.  St the Jim as I knew���my partner���Jim, fit and  strong as an ox !  ; thing without muscle or movement, and as  _        limp as my sodden socks!  'Leave that alone in the shadow, and pile a log on  the tire,  Jim's gone, I guess, where the sparks go,a-ciimb-  iug higher and higher.  Not that they get there neither.   That log sucked  sunlight and dew  In bygone springs when it budded where the  yellow snowdrops grew;.'*.���  And now it's goin' to nothin'but ash and a feeble  spark  That wavers away towards heaven an' goes out,  of course, in the dark.  Climbiu'!   Is that all we're made for V   Like the  armies of the silent pine  Wliieh climb an' climb on forever from the gulch  to the timber line ?  Not one in a million gets there; when they do  they wither and die.  See them!   Whitened, withered,  wind-twisted,  corpse-trees in a winter sky !  Prospectin'! that's what they call,it; hard labor  an'hunger an'cold.  That's what prospectin' i.s mate; a hunt for a  devil, Gold!  Gold that buys women and whiskey���hands shaky  an' eyesight dim,  An'a lot of hummers to suck you dry, but never  a pal like. Jim.  That wasn't the way as Jim talked.   No !   That  wasn't the way Jiir. thought.  He worked 'cos he loved the labor; he was born  to tight, so he fought,  lie loved the hardship, tbe danger, black canyon  or shifting slide���  I've seen him laugh at the risks he took, at the  very place where he die.  Aii' it was a game wbrth play iii'!   Alone���at the  heart of the world,  Where the mighty snowslides thundered and the  long grey vapours curled,  When we mere pigmies ventured to storm Croa-  ation's hold,  Staked our lives on the blindest liltill' an' played  World for her gold.  Climbed to the throne of .Morning : sank shafts to  tin; roof of Hell-  Till the hot air scorched our faces an' water hiss  ed as it fell;  Worked like men in tlie daytime, slept 'ueath the  sweet-breathed trees,  Lulled by the drone of the  foaming crick an' the  song of the chickadees.  We had Great; Things then for our comrades, the  Forces of Eearth for foes,  There's one of us down in the battle, an' another  don't care when he goes.  They laughed in our face in the cities; the fat  smug cities back east���  Thought we 'were both of us limy, something half-  man, half-beast!  Cities!   My God, we build'em'.   Do you mind  how Rossland rose ?  Do you mind the tirst log shanty we built among  the snows V . .     "  Do you mind   how   two years later their iron  horses raced  From North and South tho boundary line to the  goal that he had placed,  An,d now there are twice three thousand, where  then there were not; but three.  Though devil a one iu Rossland town has heard  of Jim or me.  Do you mind the fire at Kaslo or the storm that  drowned her out 2  We wanned our hands at the blazing shacks aud  rebuilt in a waterspout.  Do you mind���well, of course you mind it, and  that, my God, is the end,  Nerveless,  voiceless, sightless  and deaf to  the  voice of his friend.  No!   No!   It is not the reason.   I see that the  heavens are far,  But I don't believe that the sparks go out���I  known that they reach the star.  .��� Clive Phillips-Wolley, in Victoria Colonist-  NORTHWEST     MINING     SYNDICATE.  Results  of tho   Kirst   Year's   OperattoriH  Eminently Satisfactory.  The first ordinary general meeting' of  the shareholders of the Northwest Mining' Syndicate, Limited, Avas ��� held on  Wednesday, Dee. 21st, at Winchester  House, Old Broad Street, E.C., London,  Eng'. Mr. E. L. Heatley, chairman of  the company, presided. The secretary,  George F. VV. Pipe, read the notice  calling- the meeting  The Chairman :     There  are a few-  items in the balance-sheet to which I  would like to refer.    You  will see that  our nominal capital is 20,0001.   At the  date of the balance-sheet, Sept. 30, 5,100  shares were fully-paid and 5,385 shares  were 10s.  paid,  making'   altogether a  total issued capital of 10,435 shares. At  that time the unpaid calls amounted to  0951., but these arrears have since been  wiped   off.     Of   course,   on  tlie  5,335  shares, which formed our second issue  of capital, there was still a liability of  10s., but this has since  been called"up.  The bills payable on Sept. 30 amounted  to   1,3141.   i'Ss.   3d.;   they represented'  drafts from  the mine which had been  accepted by this company and they have  since been paid.   On  the other side of  the balance-sheet you will see that the  cost of properties, options, and development work is put down at 3211  13s. Sd.;  and, iu connection  with  this item, you  will notice the remark  which has been  made by our auditors.  They state���and  they do   so  with   the   sanction  of the  board���that the title to the Bosun mine  is apparently clear,  and that the property is vested  in  the company.    I can  tell you   now that the  Bosun mine is  absolutely in. possession of thecompany,  and   that   the   title is   entirely clear.  With regard to the other options, some  of tlie titles   were in   the' names of individuals at the time the accounts were  made up; but they   have  since   been  transferred to the company,  course of bein  pariy with any heavy expenses until  there was something to represent them  in the results, but, of course, the future  remuneration of those in charge of the  management will be arrangeu by the  directors.    Then we come to the deductions which have to be made from the  expenditure, and the principal one is  that of 1,6421., the value of the ore shipped from the Bosun mine up to Sept.  SO.    You will see that this item appears  again below in order that we may show  the result of our operations up to that  date.    Our work   has   not  been on a  sufficiently extensive scale before Sept.  30 to make it desirable in our opinion  to   issue   a   profit   and   loss   account.  Therefore   this item is placed in the  balance-sheet  as   stated,  and will  be j  carried to the profit and loss account in  the coming year.    Well, you willunderstand from  our report that in accordance with the intentions of-those who  formed the syndicate, operations have  been carried out in British Columbia  which have resulted in several options  being taken  up, and money has been  spent   in   investigating-   their   merits.  Some of the options have already been  abandoned, others  we are holding and  considering   what   we   shall   do   with  them; aiuf'one property, about whicli  you have   received   information from  time to time, is being actively proceeded  with  as   a  mining  operation,  the  Bosun mine.  This property was originally called  the Harris mine, but it" has fieen renamed the Bosun by Mr. Sandiford. In  justice to Mr. Sandfford, I should like  to make some observations as to how  this property was acquired, because I  do not think it would be proper to consider that it was merely by chance that  we secured it. While 'in British Columbia certain properties were placed before me, and on ray return 1 discussed  the apparent merits of them with* my  colleagues. One of these properties was  known as the Fidelity, which, so far as  it had been opened up, had a very good  showing. We then discussed at'our  board meetings what our future course  of action should be, and I told my colleagues that I must confirm the statement whicli had been made to us that  British Columbia was Cull of opportunities, but that the most important matter  undoubted was to have the right person  to represent us hi the Colony. I told  them that we wanted a person of large  mining experience, and a person in  whose integrity we could absolutely  rely. They concurred with me in the  opinion, and we had the opportunity of  obtaining-tlie services of. W. ii. Sandiford.  I had known Mr. Sandiford for many  years in connection with mining- operations, and 1 considered we were fortunate   in   securing   his   services.   After  being appointed he went out with general instructions  to   report   upon any  properties that might be offered to us,  and we especially called his attention  to those which  had already been mentioned   to us,   among   them being the  Fidelity mine.   In  due course lie inspected the Fidelity mine, but  he reported that  he could not advise us to  take the property up.   He said it was  a very promising mine, but heconsider-  ed that   the   price  asked   for it was  excessive.     About two  months afterwards he wrote to us that he had obtained the option on a property lying  below the Fidelity.   He stated that he  had always believed that the ore body  found in the Fidelity mine was tending  downwards into the'adjoining property.  Consequently,   he   hael   been    quietly  examining' the adjoining property, with  ducted by Mr. Sandiford as economically as by any other manager in British  Columbia.   As to , our future policy in  dealing with our   properties,   eur fint  intention   is   to proceed energetically  with the opening up and working of the  Bosun mine.   At   the   same   time we  shall continue to consider other propositions as they   come   before us; but  in  the Bosun mine we have a good thing  to apply our energies to, and therefore  we are inclined to be a very conservative in anything else we may take up,  as   we do not   wish   to   prejudice the  results obtained from  the Bosun mine  by embarking into other  adventures  which may or may not turn out as welli  As to the prospect of earning dividends, i can inform you that Mr. Sandiford has financed his operations during i  October and November out of proceeds I  of ore from the Bosun, besides having i  remitted 2,0001. to this side, ancl I be- j  lieve that   on   the 120 tons of ore that I  we shipped in November,we shall make !  a. net profit of over 1,0001 , and judging' |  from   the  appearance   of the   mine at j  present, there is every prospect that we I  are going to continue to obtain good j  ore, but, of course, I cannot to-day tell j  you what Ave have .ahead of us.   We!  have only been   working the mine for j  some six' months, and until there is a i  large quantity of ore blocked out and !  ready for stoping, it would not be busi- j  ness-Iike to say that  we know what we >  have got for the  future.   However, if j  in the future   the developments are as ���  good as   they  have  been   in, the past, j  there is no reason  whatever why our j  prospects should not be very bright.       '  The accounts before  you show the  financial position   up to Sept. 30, but  I should like to tell you what our position is to-day.   We have about 5,5001. of  our capital   still   unexpended, and   we  also have our properties'.   You will see  that none of your directors retire this  year.    No remuneration  has been received so far by the directors, because  we framed ourarticles of association in  such a way that this matter should be  left in the hands   of   the shareholders,  and a   proposition   will belaid before  you to-day in regard to it.   As to the  latest information we have with regard  to the Bosun  mine, Ave  have received  what, perhaps, may be considered the  usual telegram which comes on the day  of a company's general meeting, but I  think it is of a very different character.  I have noticed that managers are very  apt to say in their cables   that  every  thing is extremely promising.  Mr. Sandiford, in his telegram, however, rather deals with facts. He states  that up to Dec. 20 he has shipped GO tons  of oi e, so I think we may assume that  ^ /��/��/��/��/% /%/% /m^/%/% /% z��/��/��/��/������/��,��^^ ^  AND SOO LINE.  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under new management. The Dining Room will  always be up to the market, while  the bar will contain liquors and  cigars that cannot be  quality and flavor in"  Old and new patrons  hotel just like home.  JACOBSON & CO.  surpassed for  the   Slocan.  will  find this  For those who want the  C*\0   ��    when going W fc.O   I  To any point in United Stares or Canada  First-Class and  Tourist Sleepers operated from  Ocean to Ocean.  Tickets issued and Baggage cheeked to destiu  ation.   Xo Customs Difficulties..  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:15k Daily: lv���Denver C. Siding���ar: Daily 15 50k  8:35k ex.Sundlv Jf. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun.lG.'OOk  XKLfiOX, TRAIL, KOSRLAX1), ETC.  ii:50k ex. Sun: lv X. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  Ascertain rates and full information   hy addressing nearest loeal agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent Xew Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav, Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  How to krel (here is via C. P. Ry & Soo Line.  the view; of discovering whether the  and are in  .n placed in the syndicate's  name.  I may state that   1 also  been out to  British  Columbia   and   have incurred  considerable    expenses   in   travelling  about   the   country.,   but   I   have   mit  charged these, because   1 did not think  that the present  time  was the proper  opportunity   to   charge   the   company  with more expenses than  were necessary.( Hear, hear.)   The agent's salarv.  you will observe, we have paid in 100  fully-paid   shares.     It   was   arranged  when the  company was formed  that  there should be a certain number of  shares at the disposal  of the directors  to be given as fully-paid shares to people who represented  the company, in  order that they should be remunerated  in a manner that would give them an  interest in the welfare of the concern.  The 100 shares I have mentioned were  given to a valued friend of ours in British Columbia, who, at an early period  of the  company's  existence, rendered  us very considerable assistance.    Unfortunately, his   other   affairs did not  permit him to continue to take an active  part in   managing   our affairs in the  colony.   The expenses  in   London,  Ti  think, speak for themselves���I believe  you will consider they are very moderate.    For   office  rent,    salaries   and  general expenses there has been paid  1551. 10s. 70d., and I would remind you  that this is tor a period of 15 months".  Beyond this nothing* has been paid  for the management of the company's  business in London, which has. been  conducted, in accordance with the arrangement made, by my firm, Messrs.  Heatly & Co. This' arrangement was  made in order not to burden the com*  same lode that was being worked in the  Fidelity existed in this ground as well.  Finally, lie came to the conclusion that  such was the case, and I very well remember what he wrote upon the subject  when he recommended us to take up  this option. He also stated that the  Bosun property was most admirably  situated for mining operations, as it  abutted absolutely on the lake, and.  therefore, the transport of'the ore would  cost the company a very small sum ;  while, in addition, shipments of ore  could be made all the year round.  We agreed to take up. the option, and  the mine opened up so well during the  first  month   that   we   decided on Mr.  Sandiford's further advice to complete  the purchase.    Mr. Sandiford then proceeded w continue the work of sinking!  upon the lode, and on Aug. 1 he reported that he had two ft.  of strong ore in  the shaft; while on Sept. 1 he advised  us that he  wss   sinking-   in four ft. of  strong galena.    He then commenced to  run two   tunnels   from  the surface, at  right angles,  of course,   to   the shaft.  One of these is 70 ft.   below the top of  the shaft, and the second  is another 75  I'd. below that point.   1 have the satisfaction of informing you to-day that the  tirst tunnel has been driven into the rich  ore chute which Mr. Sandiford found in  sinking the shaft.   In the No. 2 tunnel  he has had in various places ore, but he  has not sufficiently advanced this tunnel  to cut the rich ore chute met with in the  shaft   and   tunnel   above.     However-  the appearance of the No. 2 tunnel is  most * promising,    and   probably    Mr.  Sandiford will soon meet with the ore  body there as-well.   In the meantime  it looks very likely that there are other  ore chutes to be   found   as  has been  shown by the ore that he has discovered in driving the No. 2 tunnel.  You will have seen from the returns  that the ore is exceedingly valuable���  probably the most  valuable ore that is  found iii  any  part of the world.    We  have   obtained   from  300   tons of ore  which have been shipped to the smelters  $20,577, or about a net return of 131. 10s.  per ton.   From  this amount we have  to take off the cost of transporting the  ore from the mine to the lake, and also  the cost of mining and the management  expenses.     The   cost   of transporting  the ore to the lake is extremely moderate, about SI per ton, I think,  and no  doubt that amount will be further reduced.  The cost of mining I cannot exactly  tell you at present.  We are now spending about 6001. per month, and we have  been obtaining 100 to 120 tons of ore in  the same period,  worth from 1,4001. to  1,6001.    But the 6001. has included the  management charges at the mine, driving the tunnels, erecting dwellings for  the men, and other works which cannot  be considered to be actual mining costs.  Later on   we   shall   know  the   exact  amount, and we shall then be able to  advise you as to what the mining costs  may be in the future.   Wages are, of  course,  high in   the district.   I   have  seen it reported that in the Rossland  district the cost of mining,   pure   and  simple, is about $2 47$ cents per ton, or  in other words 10s. per ton.   Our lodes  are not as wide as those in the Rossland  district,.but on the other hand I know J  from a rery long experience' that our  mining operations are likely to be con-  we shall lutAre a good return this month.  I, myself, A-yas not quite sure as to what  return Ave might expect for this month,  because Mr. Sandiford is now connecting the No. 1 tunnel Avith the shaft.  Hitherto he has been draAving the ore  up the shaft, but as this has involved  the draAving- up of a considerable  amount of dirt as Avell it has been an  expensive method of getting out the  ore. Therefore, we quite approve of  Mr. Sandiford's intention of rather reducing the quantity of ore shipped in  order that he might connect the No. 1  tunnel Avith the shaft and thereby reduce the cost of getting- the ore out, as  by this means tne ore ' would be taken  doAvinvards instead of being hauled up  the shaft. *I now beg to propose that  the report and balance-sheet to Sept. 30  last as presented be, and are hereby  approved and adopted.  L. Seeling seconded the motion, and  it Avas carried unanimously.  John Wate: I think that the clear  statement made by our chairman sIioavs  us that our directors are fully in touch  with the business they have in hand,  and this is. of great importance in  mining operations, which, as Ave all  knoA\r,\are of rather a precarious nature.  Our directors have had considerable  experience in this direction, and therefore it is a very pleasant duty for me to  have in suggesting that Ave should in  some Avay remunerate them for the  services they have rendered this company during the 15 months under review. The resolution 1 propose is :  "That the sum of 3001. be, and is hereby  voted as the remuneration of the  directors for the period from the formation of the company to Sept. 30 last."  F. Butler seconded the motion, and it  Avas agreed to  Mr. Cheney: i have to propose that  Messrs. Garic, Jackson, Jeffreys, and  Wells & Co. be, and they are"hereby  appointed auditors.for the ensuing year  at a fee of 10guineas.  H. C Oswald seconded the motion,  and it Avas carried  Mr. Waite: There is one other matter I should like to say a word about,  and that is in reference to our manager,  Mr. Sandiford. I have known him for  some years, and I have ahvays found  him to be a Avonderfully hard-working  man. He is not only most energetic  himself, but everybody who Avorks\vith  him is encouraged by his efforts to be  equally as persevering It is of great  importance to have such a man to manage our business, and I think we should  express our appreciation of his services.  Mr. Cheney seconded the motion, and  it was agreed to.  Mr.   Roberts:    I  think   before   we  separate avo ought to tender our thanks  to the chairman   and his co-directors  Avho have piloted the company with apparently such great success. ' j  C. J.   Morgan seconded the motion, '  which Avas heartily accorded. ���  The meeting then terminated.  HE Postal Authority's  advice to all who  write letters is to have  the name and address  of the writer printed  upon the envelope.  This saves time and  prevents letters going  to the Dead Letter  Office. In order to  help out the public in  this impDrtant matter  we will print your name and address upoiirioo Xo. 7 while envelopes and mail them to any part  of Canada upon receipt of  75 CENTS.  THE LEDGE, Xew Denver.  TO LETTBR-WRITERS ,   A     rt  tl  Siiota Falls k irtta  SYSTEM.  - By*using the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed Avith* your name in  the return corner, and  sold  by The Ledge at  FIRST HUNDRED,  ���FIFTY   CENTS .each   subsequent hundred.  Call and see sample and leave your  orders.   We are printing noAv.  $1.  XELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ...District and..  AU British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Pug-et .Sound Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAIL AVAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. m.  ff^ fffffffffff^ffffffffffffffffffff  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting* line Ticket agents  C. G. DIXON, G-. P. & T. A..  Spokane, Wash  INTERNATIONAL      NAVIGATION  & TRADINCCO.,. LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20,1808.  Subject to change without notice.  The Jo  .��*.  room  SS.   INTERNATIONAL.  South Bound North Bound  Read down. Read up.  SANDON  Train h's Dally, 1.00 pm   Traiii ar daily 10.50 am  KASLO  "   ar      *'      3.45 pm   Train lv   "  ttBoat lv 3.30 am    ���Kaslo���    Boat i  ��.      "     1.30 am   Ainsworth  vf      "     5.00 am    Pilot Bay  o       "     5.30 am      Balfour "  *Boat arC40 am. Five Mile Pt  7.15 am      Nelson  8.00 am  ir 8.30 pm %  7.30 pm?  ij.45 pm =  6.10 pmf  5.23 pm *  ^Train ar io.05 am Northjiort Train lvl.55 pm>-.  11 20 am Rossland "    12.05 pnr5  3 10 pm    Spokane "      8.3t��ama  ���     , , SS. ALBERTA.  Read down. Read up.  bandon  Daily traiii lv l.oo pin        Daily traiii ar 10.50 am  Kaslo  ���' ar 3.45 pm ���������'        ]v  s.oo am  ,ji   Boat lv n.oo pm Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  0.20pm Ainsworth Boat ar 11.40 pm  7.00pm _Pilot Bay        ���'      n <j0 lmic.  U  a  10.00 pm Kuskonook  12.01) Jim Goat River      "  I.OOam  Boundary       "  =    ���' ar S.OO am Bonner's F'rv '   lv  ^Train lv 13.40 am      "       Train ar  ar 2.15 pm Spokane    ��� "    lv  S.oo pm;  fi.oo pm^  5.00 pm >,  2.00 pm-a'  1.15 pm��  7.50 ani<c  SPECIAL KOOTENAY LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing June 20,18��S.  On Monday, Thursday and Fridav ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m."for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Leaving* Nelson at 8 a. m., Tuesday, Friday and .Saturday, calling* at Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Kaslo, jufd all way points.  GEORGE   A LEXAXDER, Gen'l Mg*  P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  KtKiiprocity   In    Postal    Matters.  Superintendent Metcalf. of the Money  Order Bureau of the United States Post-  office   Department    has    returned   to  Washing-ton  from OttaAva, Ont., where  he made arrangements  with  the Canadian Government for the mutual re-!  duction of money-order rates.   "Under  this arrangement,"  said  Mr. Metcalfe,  "this g-overnment will issue orders pav-1  able at any point in Canada at the same  rate as required for any order payable  within   this   country,   and vice-versa  This makes the domestic rates of each  apply reciprocally for these International orders.    This -arrangement contemplates the transaction of money-order  business betAveen Canada and'allouri  territorial acquisitions on the same domestic basis as is to apply to the United  States proper.   The' arrangement also  provides reciprocally   for   raisin��-  the  maximum amount of orders from^oO to I  8500.   The latter will take effect verv  shortly.   Other  matters   will    require  some correspondence before goino- into  operation, which wi'l  probablv be bv  Aprii 1st."  Is the finest west of the Red River  .....'- The Ledge carries tho  largest stock of Pr-intins' Station-  erv in Kootenav.' 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  Taking; effect  1.00 o'clock  a.  ni  Sept. 1, 189S, Paciiic or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  No Chinese or  Send or-  freight or  lower than any.  blacksmiths employed.  ders by mail,  express,  pack train # #,  #- HI -@r >��r  If you are in the Slocan metropolis call in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, 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  do, or cash that is too heavy to carry, and we will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.    Come, gentle pilgrims, some.  ..cave 8 30 A.M.    Kaslo Arrive, 3 SO P.M  "   S i<~>     "       South Pork        "       3 0.-5     ���'  *'   ii ���!">     *'      Sproulfi's "      2 io     "  " 10 <><>    "      Whitewater      ;l      2 ct;    "  " 10 OS     ������       Unar Lake "       3 ro     *'  " 10 20    "      Al<-Gni{.-aii *       l :if,    "  ���'io :��     "      Cody J unction  "      1 as    "  Arr. if) -If)    "      Sandon Leave 1 in     "  CODA-    LINE.  Leave, 11.m a.m ��� Sandon ���  Arrive,   11..Oil a.m  ll.io   ." Codv .luiH'tion Leave, 11..r>o a.m  Arrive, 11.2i>   "     ��� "Codv    ��� "     11.35 a.m  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mult.  GEO. F. COPELAiVD,  Superintendent  For L'lK.'un railroad and ste.'unship tickets to  and from all  points, apply to  S.   CAMPBELL, Agent, Sandon.  fi  Brandon, B. 0,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each  $1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, comhined  3!GO  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead..  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper   2 50  Gold, Silver and Copper.  3^00  Platinum  5 (X>  Mercury  2  Iron or Manganese  2 00  Lime, Magnesium. Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each  2 0O  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony.  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  4 00  Coal (Fiied Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash.  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Termm (Cash With Sample.  Juneaotli. 1R95.  FRANK DICK,  A��ftEi-yor and Aiutlv&*  j mm THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 19, 1899.  Sixth Ye  MINING   RECORDS  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curlig the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of NeAY Denve- were  as folloAvs:���  ASSESSMKXTS.  JAXT2��� N'ew Kohinor.  Woik done on the Shunia and Rushford to  applv on the General Sherdan and Snowstorm  Fraction, to enable owners to obtain crown  grant's for all.  CERTIFICATE OF  IMPHOA'EMEXTS. ���  Dorothv, to the Ruth No 2 Mining Co,  Jak 10  Ltd.  Jan 12  -Alliga3h, to the B C Gold Trust, Ltd.  TRANSFERS.  Jan 10���Noonday Group, Chas McNieol. Thos  M Duffy, G Spencer. Jackson Radclifif to N J  Stewart, A Stewart, J M M Benedum, lease and  option, 15 per cent, of value of ore shipped, Jan 4.  Jan H���Alberta 1/t), E Shannon to John Lind,  Jan 2. .  Fidelity Fraction, Geo Campbell to G H Daw-  eon, Jan 11, :?1,C00.  Sunnyslde Fraction, V H Behne to The Pacific  Prospecting Co, Ltd, Nov 21.  Jan 13--Isis J, James Black to O T Stone and  John F Mcintosh, six month's option, 02 000.  Torpedo J, K Morrison to Frank Ryan, Nov 11.  Jan 16���Fidelity Fraction, Geo H Dawson to  The Northwest Mining Syndicate, Ltd, Jan 12.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  ASSESSMENTS.  Dec 31���Selkirk, Jennie.  TRANSFERS.  Dec 31���San Antonio and Salem, \ in each, E  T Steele to G AV O'Dell, ��l,5oo.  Jan 3���Joker and Derbv. :i months option, G  AV Labert and A G Lambert to H H Finshaw,  $250.  THK    WORLD'S    OUTPUT.  Great  Increase   in  Minerals  tho    Production  Last Year.  of  John jr Valentine^ president of Wells-  Fargo & Company's Express, has issued  the usual annual statement of the production of precious metals in the states  and territories Avest of the Missouri  river, including British Columbia and  North-West Territories, for the year  ending 1898. Tlie ag'g'reg-ate valuations  are sIioavii as folloAvs :  Gold, $78,461,202 ; silver, ��39,016,565 ;  copper, ��46,200,547 ; lead, ;ijil3,s44-,251;  total gross, ��177,022,666. The commercial value at Avhieh the several metals  named have been estimated is : Silver,  58 cents per ounce; copper, 12 cents per  pound and lead, S3.65 per CAvt.  Classified, the production of gold dust  ana bullion in the several states and  territories, based on shipments handled  by the express company and other conveyances is shoAvn as follows:  California, $15,402,653.  Nevada, $2,798,785.  Oregon, $2,142,369.  Washington, 8320,590.  Alaska, 83,153,991.  Idaho, ��2,487,000.  Utah, 82,168.280.  Montana, 84,630,680  Colorado, 823,177,262,  NeAv Mexico, S304,S66.  Arizona, 83,167,625.      ���  Dakotas, 8657,520.  Texas, $5,200.  British   Columbia  and   North-West  Territories, 811,975,000.  Total, 878,i61,202.  The production of silver, copper and  lead in the several states and territories  during 1898 was divided as folloAvs :  California, 818,106,351; Nevada, S3,595,-  542; Oregon, 82,215,119; Washington*'  8457,956 ; Alaska, 83,321,491; Idaho,  811,648,205; Montana, 843,898,090; Utah,  . $10,484,888 ; Colorado, 841,31.6,644; NeAV  Mexico, 81,704.866; Arizona, 815,575,-  820; Dakotas, 86,704,420; Texas, 8281,-  100; Wyoming, S52,275; British  Columbia "and North-West Territories,  817.663,200; total, 8177,022,666.  The year's combined production of  the metal named is the greatest in the  history of the countries���United States  and British Columbia and North-West  Territories���that of gold, $78,461,202,  being above any previous record officially reported, and the Avorld's output of  gold for 1S9S, approximately .$280,000.-  000, is amazing.  The most notable increases have been  in South Africa, 825,000,000, the British  possessions of the nortlnvest, 86.000.000,  Australasia, $6,000,000. and the United  States of America,J83,000,000.  The exports of silver during 1898 to  Japan, China and the Straits Settlements Avere as EoIIoavs :  From London, 827,404,623; from San  Francisco, $5,217,000, making a total of  ��32,622,032. The total for 1897 Avas 848,-  412,009. .  LAKE  States have been in progress in this city  I for a week- With the reputed backing  of no less a powerful company than that  of tbe Standard Oil, *he copper mining  company, in its combination of six  plants, expects to revolutionize the copper mining industry of the world. The  Boston and Montana and the Butte and  Boston mining companies, the old Dominion Copper Company, of Arizona,  and the Arcadian, Tamarac and Osceola  mining companies of Michigan, are named as the component parts of the new  organization.  It is understood that the American  company will reach into Canada and  absorb important copper mines there,  thus making the combination international, but the Calumet and Hecla company, the largest producer in the Lake  Superior region, has so far declined to  enter the combination. Interested Observers of the transactions in mining-  stocks in 1898 declare that a small  coterie of men haA'e added $50,000,000 to  their wealth through this channel. The  combination springs from the recent  upheaval in copper,'and the prices have  soared to the highest figures known in  face of unprecedented consumption.  The increased employment of electrical  energy has caused an enormous demand  for copper. European countries alone  last year used 456,769,760 pounds and it  is considered that the American mines  supply most of the foreign requirements  in addition to home demands. The  possibilities in the copper situation become apparent.  BETTJ3K   TBABU   RELATIONSHIP.  The British Columbia Weekly, a trade  paper published at Vancouver, and Victoria, has many good things in it relating  to trade between the coast cities and the  interior.    As proof that it understands  the condition of things Ave quote from it:  "Probably the greatest movement necessary in business circles  in the Province  of "British Columbia  to day is  towards  establishing a better and more intimate  trade   relationship   between   the Koot-  enays and the coast.    That both are in  one province and   that   the  Avhole lies  isolated���to an extent���from the rest of  the Dominion, is one cause making for a  community of interests.  Natural loyalty  to the Province in which we live should  be a strong incentive  to. all to work together to build up the  banner Province  of the Avhole confederation,  as is fairly  possible, for nowhere else in Canada are  the natural resources and capabilities of  the farm, forest,  fisheries and  mine so  well combined,  and generously,  not to  say lavishly, disposed.   Loyalty to our  country should  also operate  to incline  the people of the Province to trade the  one part with  the other, in preference  to buying in other countries Avhat can be  supplied as well by  our fellow-citizens.  It is Avell-known, however, that patriotism cuts very little figure Avhen dollars  and cents are  under consideration,  so  that in the case of extending trade betAveen the coast cities and the towns of  the interior,   the competition  of  trade  centres across the border must be met."  appendicitis. The Cosgroves have just  finished a tour through the Boundary  camp, and report huge success.  Un co miii only   Rich   Ore.  The Rat Portage Miner of Dec. 80  states that the screAvs have been put on  the employes of the Mikado mine and  any one avIio is knoAvn to blab is to be  discharged -without ceremony. It is  stated, hoAve\rer, by very competent  authority, that, notwithstanding the  ban of silence and secrecy imposed by  the management of the Mikado, 5300^-  000 worth of ore has hoav been taken  out of the rich chute, which is carefully  broken and sacked, and is being as  carefully milled by being dumped  directly into the battery, so that no loss  is liable to occur. The" miners are also  stripped and carefully searched so that  none of the rich ore is stolen.  Every-  thing  ^First=class  When I buy from the  manufacturers Staple  and Fancy Groceries  1 make it a point to  get the very best in  all lines, My stock  of Cured Meats is the  best in the market;  LiiVflii'.:, ���^������������'CHifcaBil.-jiii-.y  as iii�� .l.)0 V>>w-\y.-t  Bacon t *i.it' h *uvo Uv'  strip]- '1. ���->. ii:a '..'.I..i*.i  lean :uk! )ict K>, ;l!>c.  iinc-si; i.i--';.*  Store for the best  obtainable in the  Haberdasher line.  Our stock of . ...  Gents'Furnishing  G-oods is not behind that of the  big city stores.. .  Ladies' Footwear  as dainty as the  daintiest and as  serviceable as the  best.   Mailorders.  E, R, Atihertomi Co,, Ltd,  Saedoo  Nelson, B. C, January, 1899  er  Dry Ore  Lead Ore  Purchased and payment made as soon  after the receipt of ore as samples can be  assayed.  Quotations given upon the receipt of  samples.  The Hall Mines, Limited  irr������   "        '     >��-*"r-r"Y  mmfi bhos.  POINTS    ABOUT    ADVERTISING.  RAILROAD    INTO    TROUT  The   Topic  Correctly  States  Need   of  it.  the   Great  Economy is to be preached in advertising. Economy is to be preached in  everything. Advertising need not have  all the economy.  The only business maxim, that "that  which fis worth doing is worth doing  well," applies in its full strength to advertising. Better not ach'ertise at all  than to botch it. No sensible merchant  would think r.' ��� v.vding 40 cubic feet of  goods in 30 f, n i :*!>ic feet of storage, yet  the same m;*:v'r>;it often attempts to  draAV trade into ni.-i $50,000 business with  advertising space a $5,000 man Avould be  ashamed of.  One may advertise too little and lose  money. One may advertise too much  and lose money. Advertising-��� expenditure should be followed and regulated and every advertising experiment  tested and re-tested. Every dollar put  out in advertising should be watched  from the time it goes out until it begins  to come in again.  Let your advertising space be as large  as your business. No more think of  crowding your advertising space than of  crowding your salesroom space. Customers are much more important than  spacious warerooms. Better have plenty  of wareroom space and plenty of advertising.  The successful advertiser invarably has  plenty of space, and uses feAV words in  it; and Avhat is more, he never cuts his  advertising seriously during the alleged  dull times. Experience has taught him  that about the best time to advertise is  all the time. i.  CANADIAN    FAILURES    IN     1.808.  Wholesale  Wine & Lipor Merchants  ^^^^^^^^^ |   of sandon:...-.. 1  i  Carry the finest Stock of Liquors in  the Kootenay Country.  Jas. M. Patterson  &  Co.  Dealers in  Hunter Bros."  Are selling the choicest  Staple & Fancy Groceries  that can be obtained anywhere. Mail your orders  if yon can't visit our store.  SANDON^ ��� -ROSSLAND  Stationery  and a complete line of  Dealers in  Orders  by mail   or  wire promptly  ...... attended to   CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Guilder, Sultana,  Iron Musk, Iron Mask  Fraction   and   .Baltimore Fraction  Mineral   Claims.  Situate in tlic Slocnn Minincr Division of AVest  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Four Mile Creek.  rPAKE NOTICE that 1,1-Ierbert T.Twigg,agent  1 for the North-AVest Mining Syndicate!  Limited, t<'. M. Cert. No. 3207(1 A, Charles A.  Rashdall, P. M. Cert, No^ 10922 &., Arnold E.  Fauquier, F. M. Cert. No. 5737 A, and Edward  Stewart P. M. Cert. No. 33361 A intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining* Recorder for certificates ot improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of each of the above claims.  And further take notice, that action under section 37 must be commenced before ihe ���issuance  of such certiiicate of improvements.  Dated this 22nd dav of December. 1SI1S.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Eves tested a ad glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater, B.  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  2S-.  '    ff*'  1 n *&& a  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  Has removed to the  Newmarket  Commenting' upon the pressing' need  of a railroad into the Trout Lake district, the Topic says :  Trout Lake is to-day in substantially  the same condition in which Slocan Avas  before the N. & S -Ry. Avas built. * :* *  Wen: a railroad in running' condition  to-day in the Trout Lake district, twice  the present amount of ore from the  whole district would bo shipped liy the  Silver  ('up  alone.    Then   there is the  Broadview with 800 tons of ore lying' on  tlie dump, the (Iroat Northern with 201)  and the Bad Shot   with :'.0.    The  True  Fissure  has  an   immense ore  body in  sijdit but until a  railroad is built there  i.s no uossible chance of its ever being'  worked     The reason being- simply that  it is too low grade to  be able to stain"  present transportation charges.    Thousands of dollars have been expended on  roads and  trails  in  the neighborhood  and   every   year   the  maintenance  of  ttiese  is   becoming*   more  burdensome  with the same chance now as years ag*o.  of their being-  results  sufficient to balance   this   expenditure.    If  a railroad  were built now, this country   would be  in condition to  use  these  trails  to advantage and  to  pay  back, in taxes on  the ore shipped,  the money expended  to build them     But so long* as the railroad remains at the distance of 40 miles  from the mines  then  just so long' Avill  the development of this district consist  of yearly assessments conducted by the  orig-inal oAvners.  R. G. Dun & Co.'s Financial Review  states that Canadian failures in 1S9S  have been. 1,305, or 28 per cent, fewer  in number than in 1807, or in either of  the three previous years.   The amount  of liabilities was $4,336,000, or 31 per  cent, less than in 1897, or in either of  the three previous years. The decrease  of liabilities was about 42 percent, in  Ontario, and 2(5 per cent., but little less  than the average decrease, in Quebec,  while in New Brunswick and British  Columbia some increase appears. Tlie  decrease in manufacturing failures is  considerable in number, but far more  striking in amount, being 30 per cent.  compared with iast year, til. per cent,  compared with 18'dii, and B2 per cent  | compared with 1805 or 1804. The  ] decrease in trading failures is relatively  j smaller, as might be expected, in amount  11 of liabilities 25 per cent, compared with  last year, 35 per cent, compared with  1800 or 1894, and 24 per cent, compared  Avith 1.805.  Slocan Sovereign Mineral Ciaiiii.  Situated in the Slocan Minins Division of  \\rest Kootenay District. Where located:  One-half mile north of Cody.  ���'PAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg.  J. agent for the Slocan Minos Exploration and  Development. Company, Limited. F. M. Cert.  No. KiO'.x; A. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to imply to the ivliuin-u' Record-.--.* for a  certilicate of improvements, for the 'mrpr'sc of  obtaining a crown grant* of tlie above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37must lie commenced before the issuance of such  certiiicate of improvements.  Dated this 22nd dav of December, 1S0S.  * HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Continental   Mineral Claim.  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings a)wavs on hand.  Block and is prcparedjto repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry agent or���  G. B. GARRETT,  C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.  Wit. RT1TT, Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  ASLQ MOTEL  Kamily & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  M  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors,  The  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stoji at.  Mrs. McDougaid/  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AVest  Kootenay   District.      AVhere   located:  at  the head of Twin .Lakes Basin, adjoining the  Idaho. Morning, Ivy Leal and Ma/.eppa mineral claims.  ���TAKE NOTICE that 1, AVillinm S. Drewry, act-  1    ing as agent for The  Scottish Oloniu'l Gold  Fields, limited, fn eniiner'scer'tilicale Xo. H*S.'!*.'">A,  and George \V. limrlies. free miner's certilicate  No.   ii.|!)7.*>,   intend,  sixty  days   from   the   date  hereof, to apply to  Hie  Mining Recorder  for a  Ccriisiea'.e oi improvements.  I'm* the  purpose of  obtaining a Crown < 'rant of tlie above claim.  And further take not ice that act ion. under  section :I7. must be commence.t before the  issuance of such cert ideate of Improvements.  Dated   this 171 h day of November, ISiiS.  AV. S. D UK WRY.  Shiuiiu,  Kusliforil, ('eiieiiil Shi'ridiiii,  and  Snowstorm   Fraction  >S in��-1-:�� 1 Claims.  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample ancl pleasant accommodation for the traveling* public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE & AVISON,       -       -'      -       -      ". Proprietors.  BRICK  ���FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEAV DENVER.  Con grove    Concert    Ct  MONOPOLY OF COPPER MINES.  The New York Herald says: Negotiation?! looking to the consolidation of.the  copper mining interests of the  United I pital  Last Wednesday night the Cosgroves.  the well-knoAvn entertainers, held forth  in the Bosun Hall.   At the commencement, Mr. Cosgrove  congratulated the  toAvn upon   the possession   of such a  beautiful  hall, characterizing* it as the  neatest, most compact,  and best fitted-  up of any place of its size he had ever  been in.   He trusted  the management  would have unbounded success.    The  entertainment Aras confined chiefly to  kinetoscope views,  Avith a number of  musical selections between, and ending  with an exhibition of  Delsarte posing.  Only part of the troupe was prer.ent, as  one of the ladies is in the 'Spokane hos-  undergoing   an    operation   for  Situate in tin; Sloca:: Alining Division of AA'tst  Kootenay l.'istricr. Where located: Part  of theft. K. Lee ��roup, near Sandon.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I. George Alexander, free  1. miners' certilicate No. Ti.'.'O i. intend, sixty  d��.ys from the date hereof to apply lo the  Milling Recorder for a certilicate" of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section o7 liuisi. b,* commenced before the issuance  of such certilicate of improvements.  Dated this SOth day of September, 1808  nvl7 . 6. ALEXANDER.  Nancy Hanks Xo. 2   Mineral Claim.  You Can  "RiT\q-s 1  By selecting- your  Jfrfyfr?  1  Situate  in  the. Slocan City Mining Division  of  West Kootenay District.   AVhere located:   On  north slope of Springer Creek, about 2i miles  from Slocan Lake.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driscoll, acting  1   asatceiit for H. E. Grav>s, F.M. C. No.5461A,  Kate Scott. F.M.C. No. 41307, A\r. B. Dennison, F.  M. C. No. 610A. aud Frederick Rowbottom. F. M.  C. No. 629a, intend, sixty days fiom the date  hereof,    to    applv     to    the     Mining   Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of tho  above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements. ���   -  Dated tbis 21st day of October, 1898. oc27  ��  BROOCHES  PENDANTS  NEC3CLACE5  BRACELETS  Set with Diamonds  Emeralds, Opals, Pearls,  Rubies and Olivines   From  the  immense stock of Watches in Solid  Gold, Gold Filled, or Silver Oases, in all sizes  from  the smallest in  Lady's to   those  suitable for the most severe work.  ��������-��������  ^Everything in clocks for either Office, Hall,  Mantle or Bedroom.     There is nothing in British  Columbia as good in Jewelery and Silverware.  ??��^^eI1"KnSwn ��n��l-Reliable Meriden Britannia Hollow-ware and  1847 Rogers Bros, Knives, Forks and Spoons. o.~~*~ i _*.*. ^_  tliis store will be ENGRAVED FREE _  JACOB DOVER, Nelson; B.C.  Goods bought in  Orders   by  mail  promptly  ���HftMWUUM-WHRjaiiMWE

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