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 I  /i-^JujZ/lAAA4^.  Volume VI.   No. 40.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 6, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAM P NEW:  LOCAr,    CHIT-CHAT.  ��� Col. Robt. IrA'ing, of Kaslo, is seriously ill in Portland.  Miss M. McQueen, telegraph operator  at Sandon, has been trahsfered to Kaslo.  Frank A. Wood, of Sandon and Annie  Bell Shepard AA'ere married in Los Angeles last month.  John Andrew Mara is living in Switzerland where some of his children are  attending school.  Major Allah has been-trausfered to j  Sandon and Jas. Burchill has taken his  place in the C. P.R. station here.  Miss Edith Yates is spending the holidays with her parents here, after an absence of some months attending school.  Wm. Koch has lately taken seA'eral  heavy hauling contracts from the big  mines around Nelson, and his time is  now divided betAveen New . Dem'er and  Nelson.  Pete Angngnoh has removed his big  water tank to the spring near the station  and will supply the town with that pure,  cold, and sparkling water from the mountain spring.  Kaslo's birth rate, is increasing. On  June 14 three births were recorded, on  the'26th another and on the27th another  ���and only one girl in the lot. NeAv  Denyer is fairly distanced. , .  Business must be looking up in Trout  Lake City. Not long ago the editor of  the local paper became the father of a  boy, and iioav he announces that he will  enlarge his paper next week. It evidently pays to get married.  A. E. Roberts, who will hive charge  of the Methodist church here, arrived  last Thursday from the east, and took  charge of the Sunday morning and evening services. Mrs. Roberts will follow  her husband in a few weeks  If one man can take a contract to drive  a tunnel in a mine at so much a foot,  and employ union men at $3.50 a shift of  eight hours to do the work, he at the  same time making Detter than wages out  of the contract, why cannot the minej  owners employ the men at the same  scale with equally  as  favorable results?  in London to adopt an agreement with  L. Alexander to acquire certain properties in the Slocan.   ���  The shaft..being sunk on the Arlington is iioav in the ledge, and on Saturday  a good body of galena was.struck. This  mine, as Avell as all the other properties  being worked in this division, is paying  $3.50 for the eight-hour shift.  Work has been started on the Bertha  on the second north,fork of Lemon creek,  and on,the Colonel "Sellers group, near  the Alexandria. The work that has  been, steadily going on at the Alexandria  has been temporarily stoppedon account  of surface-AA'ater. .  The Payne bunk house will be finished  and furnished with bedding for 150 men  b}' the 15th inst. Superintendent Hand  has taken special pains to have the accommodations for the men at the mine  first-class in every particular. The mine  is employing about 50 men at present,  but the fact that mattresses for 150 men  have been ordered, to be ready by the  15th, indicates that a large increase in  the force is contemplated.  OKE'': SAHf I'I,HS    WANTKI).  THIS    BEST    IS    ECONOMY  TEN MII.B ITEMS.  SI.OCAX    MINERAL    FliOAT.  J. C. Eaton is investing in California  mines.  The Soverign is to be further developed by the driving of 700 feet more of  tunnel.  The little steamer Idaho lost its life on  the Duncan river last week. The creAv  escaped.  The Whitewater shipped S4,H> tons last  week, the only shipment from the Slocan  for the week.  Thompson & Mitchell have commenced  work on the World, a claim Avest of the  Monntain Chief.  Work is going ahead favorably on the  Queen Fraction. Sixteen inches of ore  is showing in the breast of the tunnel.  C. D. Porter and Chas. Marriner have  been inspecting the Slocan Star and  other properties during the pa3t week.  The shipment of ore from the Enterprise some weeks ago amounted to 600  tons, not 460 as was stated at the time.  Twenty tons of zinc ore was shipped  this week from the Bosun. Another car  load of galena ore will go out before  Saturday.  Work will be resumed on the Chieftan  next week. The property is on Cariboo  creek and is principally owned by Pat  Burns and Wm. Mackenzie.  A contract was let on the 1st of July  for more1 work to be pushed on the Bosun. Four men are taking out ore. Six  men are working underground.  Thirty men are employed about the  Noonday. Three feet of clean ore is in  the face of the workings, and huge pieces  of native silver are taken out daily.  Eighteen inches of clean galena have  been struck in the No. 4 tunnel of the  Madison. With depth on this propetty  the ore is changing from dry to galena.  The Slocan Prospecting Syndicate,  with a capital of ��20,000 has been formed  Geo. Aylwin has re-opened the Enterprise hotel at Aylwin.  The Avagon road to the Enterprise has  been put into good shape.  Snow has fallen almost daily for the  past two weekson the higher altitudes.  A black besr attempted to force its  way into the Mabou cabin the other  night..  It is understood that the Enterprise  will start up shortly under the contract  system.  McMillan's pack train from Slocan  City will operate on the creek during the  balance of the season.  A promising ledge was uncovered last  week on the Orillia, east of the Enterprise, by ground sluicing.  Work is being recommenced on the  Ohio this week. The Enterprise A'ein is  to be traced from the Mabou.  The Dalhousie group is being again  worked by its owners. It is expectt'd a  pay chute will be tapped shortly.  W. Moffatt, representing Toronto  money, inspected the Neepawa last week.  This is the second inspection made within the fortnight.  Tavo men are working on the Mineral  Mountain, adjoining the Speculator, on  the summit. The Arlington lead runs  through the ground.  Arrangements are being made for the  immediate opening of E. Pan-is & Co.'s  store. It will be a great com'enience to  claim holders on this creek.  A tramway is being built from the No.  2 workings of the Enterprise to the Ava-  gon road, so as to get out the ore in the  chntes for shipment. Murdock McLean  is superintending the job.  There is about 300 tons of ore to be  moved from the Enterprise, W. C. E.  Koch having the contract. He had a  four-horse team sent down from New  Denver this week to commence operations.  On the Mabou the recent strike is being extensively developed. Several more  cuts haA-e been made, showing the ledgo  in place. A shaft is being sunk on tl"u  vein, and in the foot are tAA-o streaks d  high-grade ore, with every indication cf  it increasing in width. The Mabou wil  make another bonanza.  FOOTBAtLISH    VETS.  The Veterans took another drubbirg  Saturday eA'ening at the hands of tie  Regulars, the score standing 2 to 1. Tie  Regular team was only about half there,  seA-eral members being absent. Maiy  changes were made in the make-up of  the Veteran team and they played a  more aggressive game than the week pie-  vious. The movements of both teans  on the field were so rapid it was impossible for our sketch artist to get aiy  very satisfactory views of the game.  During the progress of the game tvo  juvenile teams, looking as spank and  clean as the Silverton boys in red and  white, played a game of their own on  the grounds farther east.  An effort'is being made by the Provincial Mineralogist to prepare,for exhibition at the   Paris exposition a collection of ores from the mines of Kootenay that w'll be a credit to the  Province;   The space th.it lias been allotted  for the exhibit is large and well chosen,  and aihpie; funds are provided to make  the undertaking highly successful,  if  the mine and prospect OAvners of Koote-  naywill devote a little time and attention to assisting in the collection of the  best samples of ore    Most complete arrangements have been   made for the  care and handling of the samples, and  all that is necessary for the contributor  of samples to do is to deliver the same  to any C. P. R. or Great Northern Rail-  Avay agent, together Avith as complete  a summary of the ore's contents, A'altte,  etc., avIio Avill-take and fonvard, free of  all cost, to the proper officers at Nelson.  The samples Avill be held .there until a  later date,, and then foi"AArarded to Victoria.  This collection should be made a very  creditable one. Canada has been al-  loted one-eighth of the totai space al-  loAved the British Empire at Paris, and  Mr. Robertson has been assured by Dr.  DaAvson, avIio has virtual control of this/  "If !'had  a mine   in   the   Slocan, I  Avould pay S3.50 a day, and by doing so  1 Avould get the pick of the best miners  on the Pacific slope,:' is the Avay a min-.  ing man of long and \raried experience,  now a resident"of Nelson,  put it.    He  had recently been through the Slocan  country, and ;'by" observation   and inquiries found that the best miners had  left the country.    He maintains, that it  is ahvays economy to employ skilled  Avorkers in a mine, and that a skilled  Avorker is cheaper at 83.50 a day than  an nnskilled one at S3.     The payment  of $3.50 for an   eight-hour day Avould  bring  to   British   Columbia  the   best  miners in America.    The payment of  .$3 Avill not only drive the good men  aAvay, but keep other good men from  coming here, says the Nelson Tribune.  These facts  are indisputable. -The  fact that,all other isolated camps like  the Slocan are paying S3.50 the good  men go elsewhere and obtain. employment readily at that figure;    Further,  the scale of Avages in all the old camps' is  S3,-and this sum there   will go farther  than 84 here, therefore the men Avill not  Avork for that here Avhen they can go  elseAvhere and do so much better.   If  the S3 scale is ever adopted in the Slo-  RIGH SLOGAN 0RES J  �����g*  Speaking of the quality of the ore  of the Slocan mines, J  D. Kendall, in a  recent paper says:       Moist silver-lead  ores are so associated  Avith gangue, or  AA'ith the ores of zinc,   copper, and iron,  that it is not economically possible to  ship them.in a state of purity, but in a  district like the Slocan, Avhich is far-  removed ��������� from   smelters,   and, Avhere,  consequently, high freight rates0 have  to be paid, it is imperath'e to aim at a  high tenor.   In the early days���i. e., in  1892���Avhen the ore had to be "packed"  out to the lakes, only the best ore in a  mine could stand the cost of shipping,  so that then the ore had to be sorted  most carefully.   This will be illustrated  by a feAv figures relating to the output  of the Dardenelles mine, one of the first  shippers.   Three hundred and fourteen  tons of ore shipped from that mine in  two years ending December, 1895, gave  ���23.7 per cent, lead and   260.9 oz. silver  per ton, but the first 10 tons, packed out  during the fall of 1892,  yielded 55.6 per  cent, of lead and 470.2 oz. silver per ton.  In most of  the  Slocan  mines some  very high-grade ore can be found, if  only small samples be taken,  but that,  it need be stated here, is not the Avay to  judge of the product of a mine.   The  yield of large quantities shipped in the  ordinarv course of business is the onlv  "The first church bell in the Slocan will  call saint and sinner to Avorship at New  Denver tomorrow."���Ncaa's Item.  a  "I neA'er quit a canlp until I hear the  first church bell."���Jim Ward, prospector,  philosopher and NeAv Denver pioneer.  "Say, Bill, what was that chimin' sound  I heard a while ago?  It sounded like a church bell,  A-riugin' soft and low,  And stirrin' up old memories  With its echoes, don't }-ou know."  He was digging on the mountain���  Silver mountain���AA'hen a bell  Sent up from far beloAv him,  Soft as any funeral knell,  Its first imploring music,  And it bound him in a spell.  And, musing, doAvn the crooked trail���  Hat in hand���to where "Old Bill"  Cooked the bannocks and bacon  In their camp beside a rill,  Walked tlie searcher after treasure,  Pioneer of Sih'er Hill.  Another time, a church, a bride,  Like some old, forgotten song,  Memory brought back to the searcher,  As he heedless strode along.  Another time, a church, a bier,  Came Avith memory's rushing throng.  "There, Bill, it's startin' in again,  Ringin' soft and ringin' Ioav;  You reckon it's in Denver,  The neAv church bell?    Bill, you know  This old camp is almost done for,  And it's time for us to go."  ���David W. King.  Sandon, B. C, May 12th, 1S99.  Payne...  AVIiite water   Ruth (galena) ,..  (carbonates;.  Idaho. -..  Alamo ....   Slocan Star   Enterprise   Reco   Washington      ilver.  Lead.  per ton  Per cent  112  30  113  SS  105  05  ���IS  25  152.0  ���10.5  V��J  14  SO  07  177  ���>;>  23!)  3!)  ur,  50  em  m  m  **��&  .-^#>  department, that British Columbia shall  have half the space set apart for the dominion mining exhibit, providing this  province sends a collection Avorthy of  such prominence. Specimens must be  eight inches cube, though exceptionally  fine individual samples of larger size  will be accepted.  can it Avill mean the importation of unskilled men.  Williams sells Will's 3 Castles tobacco  and cigarettes, and has a fresh stock  coming of all Will's tobaccoes.  The most delicious .milk shakes in the  city are at Williams'.  reliable guide. The folloAving assay  results are averages derived from smelter returns relating to the quantities  standing opposite the names of the different mines named in the table:  Shipments.    Si  Mine. Tons.  11,075  5.010  1,010  057  1,531  4,78--;  10,012  1,054  1,00'>  1,6(10  This table sIioavs better than many  Avords the highly argentiferous character of the Slocan ores. It includes probably the highest and the loAvest grade  yet found. When Ave compare these results with those obtained from the ores  of other important silver-lead areas, the  greater richness of the Slocan ores is at  once evident.  When dressed, the ores are .mainly  sent to one or other of the United States  smelters.   A little ore  has been sent to  the Hall smelter at Nelson.     Recently  the Canadian Pacific Raihvay Company  erected a smelter at Trail for the purpose of dealing Avith the Slocan ores,  but it has hot got   fairly to  Avork yet.  The heavy freight  to   U. S. smelters-  ranging from $11���to 819 per ton���has  hitherto been a serious item   of cost.  Local smelting Avill greatly reduce this  charge, but it will not obviate the payment of duty unless a market can  be  found for lead outside the United States.  If such market  Avere found,   the base  bullion could be sent to  the States (in  bond) for refining until  such   time as a  refinery be built  in  British Columbia.  The present duty on lead in Slocan ores  entering the United States is 1.5 cents  per pound, and on  the   lead   in   base  bullion 2.5 cents per pound.   The average lead contents of the  ore shipped  from the Slocan has been  about 50 per  cent.    The duty on ore of this grade,  at present rate, is $15 per ton. On a ton  of base bullion it is $50 per ton. It takes  over tAvo tons of average Slocan ore to  make a ton of lead.    The duty 011 that  ore is about 831.80,  against S50 if the  same Aveight of lead be shipped as base  bullion.   Take   the freight on ore at  $17.25 per ton (of ore) and the cost per  ton of lead must be 836.57.     Let us see  noAv how matters appear from the standpoint ot C. P. R. Co , even  with the U.  S. A. as a market.  Smelting Slocan  ores  in the United  States���  Freight at >'17.25 per ton of ore i'36.57  Duty at 1.5 cents per pound of lead in ore .. 31.80  C. Avould be very great indeed. But  this is only so long as the operation is  in the hands of the C. P. R. Co. The  S18 per ton charged for freight in the  second of the above statements is a  figure which can, of course, be regulated to suit themselves. If they were  hauling base bullion, for others, doubtless they' Avould demand a much higher  rate than for hauling ore, but for themselves they need not do so. They will  in smelting at Trail, lose the long haul  of the ore, but as much of the total ore  product now goes over other railway  systems they Avould probably not be  any losers ultimately, for they Avould  get the carriage of the Avhole of the  bullion, Avhich would probably much  exceed in quantity the ore noAv hauled  by them. Apart from that, they would  create a great industry A\diich must  benefit their system greatly in many  other Avays. No one else (unless given  special railway rates) can deal so satisfactorily Avith this problem at present  as the C. P. R. Co., and it is to be hoped  their endeavors to develop the resources  of the country in this Avay will meet  Avith complete success.  SLOCAN CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.  From our Regular Correspondent.  Joe Payne has leased his hotel to T. J.  Baty for six months. Mr. Payne left  Saturday morning for Kamloops, where  he will look after Pat Burns' large cattle  interests for the next four months.  Methodist church services will be held  in the Music Hall next Sunday at 11 a.  m. and 7 p. m. Rev. A. E. Roberts will  deliver his first sermon to a Slocan City  congregation. In the afternoon at 3  o'clock Mr. Roberts Avill pi each a special  sermon to the Orangemen,  by  request.  The first ore to be packed down to this  point this season was last Wednesday.  When McMillan pack train started to  bring down a car load from the Tam-  arac on Springer creek. Owing to the  repairs to the wagon road not being completed this ore has to be packed all the  way to town, causing an extra tax of  several dollars per ton. A car load of  ore is also ready to be packed down from  the Black Prince, and bids are noAv asked  for the contract.  The conditions upon which the Chap-  leau has been bonded to J. M. Williams  are very favorable. The consideration is  $30,000 and the payments extend over  ten months. Three thousand dollars has  been paid into the bankasfirst'payment.  The bond calls for $4,000 worth of work  to be done, work to commence at once.''  Considerable work has already been done  on the property by the owners���Frank  Dick, C. E. Gwillim, Ben Robertson and  J. Tattersall���who have taken out enough ore in  the course of de\relopment  to pay themselves good wages over and  above all expenses. The ore is very rich  in gold and silver values.  SLOCAN   ORE   SHIP3IKXTS.  $68.37  Smelting Slocan ores at Trail���  Freight on ore and huliion, say $18.00  Duty at 2.5 cents per ft of lead in hase  bullion  50.00  Z68.00  The difference is slightly in favor of  smelting at Trail, even if the base bullion be sold in the United States. If it  were sold elsewhere and simplv refined  in the States (in bond) the benefit to B.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994 tons. Jamiarv 1st, 1S99, to  July 4th:  From Sandon. AVeek  Payne   Last Chance   Slocan Star        85  Sapphire   Coin   Ajax     Sovereign   Reco   Ivanhoe   Treasure Vault   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill   Madison   From Three Forks  Idaho Mines   Queen Bess   Avild Goose   Monitor   From AVhitewater.  Whitewater '.   Jackson   Bell   Wellington   From MeGuigan.  Antoine   Rambler  ���  ftyftlanelles   Great AATestern   From New Denver.  Bosun   Marion  Total  5,271  2,245  54K  18  12  40  20  ISO  ll!i  112  18  3  15  GOO  1.180  15  260  l.llC  477 ���  30  11  45  292  100  48  20  Capella   From Silverton.  Fidelity.-. ..  Vancouver..  Wakefield...  Emily Edith.  Oomstock...  From Ten Mile.  Enterprise...  520  20  Si  Total tons      105  3  320  580  60  120  600  15.S13  Leave your orders for preserving fruit  at Williams'.  mmmMmm\mamFMswit^M3>ti!imiu>a&&  MttMMiWS^^ THE LEDGE, NEW DKjNVER, B.C., JULY 6, 1899.  Sixth Yeae  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  1  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months s-' .75  ��ix " 1.25  Twelve  "         ; 2.00  Three yeaks  5.oo  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. AVrite on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cro9S in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  f BUKSDAY,  JULY 6. 1899.  SCKAPs FKOM THE EDITOR'S DESK.  They have the smallpox in some  parts of Washington state. There is  none in the Slocan, as we cannot  afford it this summer.  The wagon road between Three  Forks and New Denver requires some  attention. At present it is not extremely capable of accommodating a  large volume of travel.    Fix it.  A Man by the name of Millions ha6  started a paper near Ottawa. This  is the first time we have heard of  Millions in the newspaper business,  and we hope Millions will always be  in it.    A Man in one of the eastern prov-  inces was given ten days for killing  a man. This is the lowest rate we  have ever heard of in the murder industry, and should cause quite a  boom at that price.  The B..C. government would give  a million dollars towards building a  Pacific cable. If it would spend that  amount upon trails and wagon roads  the average resident of the province  would be more pleased.  accordingly. If they pick up a little  abortion of journalism, printed like  a nightmare, and spattered all over  with local jealousy, the}7 throw it  down in disgust, without funding out  the name ot the damphool who thinks  he is an editor. Jackleg papers are  a nuisance anywhere, and should  only be used under carpets in a moderate way. Used to excess the gas in  them is liable to explode and poison  the family.  Nelson may yet rival Sandon, or  Monte Carlo. During the recent celebration permits were given to gamblers to run games of chance in order,  no doubt, that the rural sucker would  go broke before he killed himself  drinking red lemonade. The sneak  thieves and road agents did not get  any permits to do business. This  must have been an oversight upon  the part of the authorities. These  fellows may not have many votes,  but they are winners when it comes  to cleaning out a crowd. The gams  are simply not in it. If a permit had  been granted the footpadists visitors  would have had mora time to view  the sights of a great city, especially  the beautiful pictures and living  statuary found in endless profusion  along the piano end ef Baker  street.  HIS NEW BROTHER.  Yes, I've got a little brother,  Never asked for him from mother,  But he's here:  But I s'pose they went and bought him.  For last week the doctor brought h'm;  A in'tit queer?  When I heard the news from Molly,  AVhy, I thought at first 'tw as jolly;  'Cause you see  I just imagined I could get him,  And our dear mamma would let him  Play with me.  But when once I had looked at him  I cried out. "Oh. dear:   Is that him?  Just that mite?  Thev said. 'Ves. and you may kiss him:'  Well. I'm sure I'd never miss him,  He's such a fright!"  He's so small it's just amazing,  And you'd think he was blazing,  He's so red;  And his nose is like a berry,  And he's bald as Uncle Jerry  On his head.  He's no kind of cood whatever.  And he cries as if he'd never,  Never stop;  Won't sit up���you can't arrange him,  Oh. why don't father change him  "At the shop?  Now we've cot to dress and feed him,  Ar.d we really didn't need him.  Little frog!  And I cannot think why father  Should have bought him when I 'd rather  Have a dog!  ���London Mail.  -������"*-^iiiMin*h,^'T^Ar>irfiniiirtfti.'naaiii  Some fine ore is being- sacked for  shipment at the Tamarac, on Springer  creek.  Cucumbers, cauliflowers and melons at  John Williams'.  Rudyard Kipling has written a  vast amount ol poetry. Most of it  appeals to the,, body, and not the  soul, and will be forgotten in a few  years. It catches the masses much  the same as a leg show draws the  crowd in a coav camp.  Jim Hill is going to run his road  into Vancouver. If he will run it  into New Denver his system will be  about complete. By tapping the  mines and scenery around theLucern  of America Jim Avould confer a favor  upon the eunui district of  Kootenav.  When the Bunker Hill mill was  bloAvn up in Idaho thp management  stated that the loss Avas $250,000. Before the explosion the value given to  the man Avho collects taxes Avas only  $55,000. This property rose quickly  but the price has evidently ascended  still quicker.  The lowest form of life yet found is  the man Avho will take a paper for  years without paying for it. and then  have the postmaster send it back,  marked, "Not Called For." Hell is  so full of this class that respectable  applicants from Nelson, Vancouver  and other points have been refused  admittance until the premises can be  enlarged  From reports, Atlin seems to be a  dead failure. Many of the prodigals  up there are anxious to get back to the  Slocan. Come on, prods, we are a  little shy on cream and honey, but  have plentv of bear meat and potatoes. Never mind your clothes, get  back in time for the boom. It will  be here just as soon as Ave have the  eight hour   law   properly   digested.  Appendicitis is an old complaint  under a new name.   A doctor in New-  York has a new   cure   tor  it.   The  first patient operated on was a woman  20 years ot age.   It is muscular manipulation.    The treatment of Dr. Hel-  mer was said to be   instantaneous in  its effects, and so simple and  liarmr  less in its application that some physicians are inclined to wonder why it  was not discovered and made use of  before.   To one looking on the operation seems only to apply one hand to  the point midway between the top of  the right leg and a point   above   the  stomach; then bend up the right leg  of the patient at the knee joint and  give the leg a slight twist by   means  of a quick motion,   repeated   two or  three times, and. the operation is at an  end, the appendix, having  been relieved of its obstruction by  muscular  action.  About sixty country editors, from  points east of the Rockies came into  the Slocan last Aveek, and looked at  Sandon for a brief "take." They  were highly delighted with the  scenery on the way up from Kaslo,  but if they had only seen Slocan lake  their joy Avould have been like money  from home. Somebody should have  told them about. NeAv Denver. As  Father Crome was with the party we  fully expected that the entire gang  would raid our office. We wanted so  much to see a batterv of hay editors  that Ave made great preparations to  receive them. Our gun was leaded,  bull pup set solid, grubstake under  the cylinder, Avhiskey barrel hid in  the seventh story; but not a scribe  Avith hay in his hair struck the camp  that day. Thus doth disappointment  wreck hope, :nd erase the delusion of  dav dreams.  A pleasant  Outing  Such, indeed, is a day  spent on tne beautiful  Slocan Lake. Before  going out, however,  be careful to proyide  yourself with some of  Nelson's No. 1. . . . ..  auk of Montreal  established  1817.  ,y Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAD    OFFICE,   HONTBEAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona ajd Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  R S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the Lnited States.  New Denver branch  E. PI7T, Manager  S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  Imported  Goods of rough  texture  are  this season.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  and BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of Title lo mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  Split Bamboo Rods from $3.50 to $10  Green heart Rods, $6 to $8  Cane and Lancewood, 40c to $3  Splendid range to  choose from. Lines,  Reels, Landing Nets,  Gaffs, etc., and a  beautiful selection of  flies. Buy your outfit now.  Nelson's  Drug & Book Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: i to 6 p. in.  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. ' Sandon.  T.D.WOODCOGK&G0.,  Tinware, Stoves^ Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &e.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL.   .       CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  B. C.  We do what we advertise to do.  West  Several thousand dollars haA'e  been expended in cleaning out Due-  can river so that it would be navigable. Raihvay contractors are this  summer busy dumping trees into the  stream, impeding navigation, and  causing damage to small st< amers.  The proper authorities should step in  and stop this; also the importation of  alien labor to work on the railways  in Lardo.    This is an age of Avonderful discoveries. We read a short time ago  that scientists had at last got on option  upon appendicitis, consumption, typhoid and kindred diseases. Only  yesterday Ave read that liquid air  will cure leprosy and all endemic  complaints. If this keeps up disease  wiil so ". become nothing but memory  and life will be one long sip of honey-1  ed SAveetness, unalloyed by the microbes that have cursed the earth  since Adam went astray and lost his  fruit farm.          Nothing advertises a toAvn or district better than a handsome paper.  People at a district judge a country  by its press, and invest their   money  Talking of scabs an   English lawyer defines a scab   as  follows:    "A  scab is to his trade Avhat a traitor   is  to his country, and though both may  be useful in troublesome  times   they  are detested avhen peace returns  by  all; so when help is needed a scab  is  the last to contribute assistance,   and  the first to grasp a benefit   he   never  labored to procure.   He   cares   only  for himself; he sees not   beyond   the  extent of a day, and for a   monetary  approbation   he   would   betray    his  friends, family and country; in short  he is a traitor on a small   scale,  avIio  first sells the journeyman and is himself afterwards sold in his turn by his  employer, until at last he is despised  and detested bv all.   He is an enemy  to himself, to the present age   and to  prosperity."   Scabs are   also   to   be  found in business circles.    There are  some trying to run  neAvspapers.    As  a ruL. they have no brains,  and   die  of excessive conceit,   or   starvation.  2  you ever  stop  to think  How sli nt li!V is and  how piiiniul \vc often  make it for ��� ursi'lvcn?  How little comfort  there is when tlie limine  is poorly mrnislit d?  How little it. eoslslo  have at least a few of  those comfori-iuakiup  device.1?, such as rocking chairs, reclininir  chairs, divans, solas,  and easv chairs?  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of jieople.    The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with every"hing  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  3X��oC��Lll-U.I��l <Sc Go  SLOCAN CITY,  7  >HA  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling: all kinds1 of  How mit'l  a room lo \<.-.  very    ooiii:n<  if  The  prettiest  spot  for homes  on  ^rporjg the Tende^eet-  As I got out of the tenderfoot section  after leaving "Winnipeg, I will not  entertain my millions of readers anymore with sketches of life in the cent  area of Canada. Just as soon as I  have obtained a few more subscribers  I will publish a series of articles  upon the evil of money.  NOTICE,  3an  Lake.  For  residential  lots,  Call upon���  Thos. Mulvey  Slocan City.  ST  1  1 re* t; er  ,.   'Veil  1  >.;U- furnished i! 1 he curtains  are dratted from nicelv  selected curtain poii-s?  How a lew pictures  nicely framed -Hid  hun.- from brass hooks  in the wall moulding,  will improve tlie appearance of the room?  How much we can  do for you in the way  of repairing a broken  piece of lurniture and  making it just as serviceable as if it were,  new?  WALKER & BAKEK  Furniture Dealers.  New Denver.  Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.   Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  Three montliF have now elapsed since  the drowning of my son F. B. Jeffery  without any hope of recovering the body.  I therefore cancel the offer of ?100 re-  Avard from this date.  .    W. L. Jkkkkry.  New Denver, .B. C, July. 1,1899.    ,  New pi pee and imported 'cigars at  "Williams'.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B; C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aJ^avs on hand.  J. E. Angriqnon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Busun Block,  New Denver,  B.C.  The Condition of  Affairs  Does not affect tlie quality  of the liquid tonics at the  IVANHOE HOTEL, in  Sandon. If you do not  think sn call in and ask  the landlord. .......  Dick Ofando,  for further information.  F. L.CHRISTIE,L.L.B.  -'.'"���' ...'.   BARRISTER,"  ��� : :. ;V SOLICITOR. Etc..  .'','-'- S.OTARY. J'UBLIC,. :  Every Kriday at. .Silverton'- ���      SA'vDrtN. U. C  J. !i. MILLWARD,  W���'   Dainter  and  Writer  NEW DENVER.  California  Wine Co.,  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for Mining- ;mcl  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Sbcan City Proprietors.  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers in^,.,^  Choice Wines  grant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenav  and  HOTEL  AA'.S. Dreavry  ;   Kaslo, B.C  H.T. Twicsc;  New Denver, B.C.  Don't think ;i woman alAvays achieves  "Teatness when siiiijrets a husband.  DREWRY&TWIGG  Ipiniiiion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and MiniiiK Engineers,  lidlord. McNeil Code.  ����TRaslidfill & Fau(|iiier. Airents.  j   ��� - .  T?\ G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakrisp. B.C.  pjOWARD WEST.  "A-.*1"!--. R S-.Ai. London. Enj,'  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  ';..  Proivrties   examined    mid 'reported on  k.r'in  teiuliiig purchasers.  Assay office.and Chemical LalKinuory. Belk-  vue ave. New Denver, K C.  IOHN V.l'RRK.S.'Prop.  HEATED BV UA-r A ��D  and Electric I" ">��� ~> ! A , fi  Bells and Lifjht in every room....  LiUirc and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Stiver. Car lift ween hotel and  Station.   Free luis meets nil trains '  Rea.-onalile Rates.  ^���^^REVEL&TOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  foiiA'enience of guests arriving and departing liy niglit trains.  \[# L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER, '  Solicitor. Notary. Public, ;Etc.  Sandon. B. C. , ;.      :   .,  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturdav. f  i  S tKTR YEAR.  THE LfeJLteE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 6. i8��9.  SCIENTIST.  MS  "Scimc* I* mighty fine fer to study, I  gtieas, an maybe Is useful that away, but It  is rairly common sence, an that's the reason I am ag'in it fer farmers," said old  Washington Barnes one afternoon when  w* eat discussing the, affairs of the day,  and I had ventured the opinion that pos-  ���ibljr science had resulted in great benefit  to the farmers by the .establishment of  rarioua government bureaui for agricultural investigation.  "Science is all rifcht, I guess, ,but when  they tries to run science in on the farmers  ma a raluable adjunct to farm in their efforts shore mates me laugh:  "I remember this spring, long about  ylantin time, I wrote to the feller what's  te congress from this deestrlct, an who I  toted fer, astin him fer to send nie some  literatoore about fnrmin, an some garden  seed, too, what they sends out every year  to the farmers, an he took an sent it to  this hero bureau what yer talk in about,  MB what d'ye reckeu them nightshirt fellers what's ruiinin .the agricultural dtw-  aartuient sent me, heyr  " 'Stead or soniethln 'bout why weevils  Mts wheat instead ov weeds, er a leedle  iiiscourse on how to kill chinch, bugs, er  maybe eomethin explainin why the price  or ,coon pelts, er wool is higher in South  Americky than it is here, them learned  scientis' sent uie a book 'bout as big as a  piece ov side meat, labeled 'The Proliferation ov Sphenophorus Zeie, an the Methods Fer Their Eeradication.' An the  chinch .bugs eat up au acres ov cawn an  got tired an quit while I was a-choein  round 'mohg the neighbors tryin to bbrry  * dictloriery only to find out they \vas them.  "An when I opened the leedle torbaoker  sack full ov seeds that come with the book,  I didn't Been) to reckernize the seeds at all.  I planted them, though, fer to see what  they was, but a ground hog borne' along  ���a dug.them up one night an eat them, an  I.found him. out in the.corner of the pas-  tur'where he'd difd before he could git  offen tho. farm. ,1 ast a doctor jvhafc lister  come out hero what the naiiie on the sack  was, an he laffedau 8a|d'��fiey was strich-  nihe beans an so I was glad tJiut tht  ground hog got achanct to eat them before  I did. t Katu'lly, with them experiences I  kinder looses confidence in science fer  farmers.  "1 dun forgot when it was. but it was a  long time ago, whoii science was kinder  new,round here,,that Ave had an epydemic  ov it all ovor this neighborhood, jes' like  we have opydemics ovmeasels an smallpox, an it like fer to sp'iled all the young  fai-merB growin up round here.  "I had it too, an so did most of the.other boys round. We ketched it froin one of  the new doctors up at the loonatio asylum  at Fulton. This here new doctor had jes'  come from a medical college er soniethln  up in Now York, an ho shore had this  science disease bad. It waren't no intrust  in loonies that was a itchin him, but it  was all n doalin Avith birds an sich. Ho  called it brnythology, an he shore had it  bad.  "He hadn't more'n got to Fulton afore  he got one ov those here breech londin shotguns an nmnobvored round over the country shoutin birds an tlion he'd take nn  decsscct them un give'their insidos mimes  an talk science. Ho didn't know a mud  hen from a sparrer hawk skacely, but he  was always a-talkin aboutavesan primary  feathers an a-callin ov their tous talons, j  an keepin it up as ho did, it waren't long  before them ideas begun to spread. All  the young fellers round got to shootin  birds, an outtin ov 'em up, when before  tins new doctor came round you couldn't  git one ov 'em to even cut up a chicken  fer tho wimnion folks at home.  "This here monkey business begun to  have its effect, too, before long, an one  day Ike Wess conies over hero with a dead  crow in his band an a mighty serious look  on his face, an he says, sczze:  " 'Wash,' sezze, 'Wash, Vxe made a dis-  kivery that is goin to revolutionize farm-  in,' sezze.  " 'What is it?' I asks, all interested like,  fer, as I told you, I  had ketched science j  too.  " 'Why,' sezze, 'I've jea' diskiver'ed that  a croAV is a much maligned bird, an we've  been a-lookin on 'em as our mortal enemies, when wo orter royurd 'em as auxiliaries to husbandry,'sezze, talkin like the  doctor feller. 'You see, we've been a-shoot-  in crows an a pizohin ov 'em an a-skuerin  'em with skeerci-OAVS ail boeuuse in our  ignunco Ave has regarded crows us diggin  up our cawn when it^s planted, an a-callin  'em robber crow, an all because we'ain't  investigated their claims to usefulness on  this here yearth,' sezze.  " 'Now, jes' look at that crow's crop.  Nary u grain ov oawn do you see. Nothin  but. cutworms an weevil an ciruulo; jes'  the inset-'s we most fears has this poor croAV  been a-distroyin an u-devmiriu,' sezze. '1  changes hiy mind now regardin him an  heucelorth I'm for tho crows.  " ' Yes, sir,' sezze, drawin ov himself up,  'I ain 't a-goin fer to vote for no man fer tho  legislatur what don't promise fer to protect tho crows,' sezzo.  "An then Ash Monday he made a dis-  klvery too. Ash said he had:done noticed  that that kindly critter known as the jay  bird was the most prolific cause of tlie  railroad tie industry in Callaway county  He said he had observed that jay birds was  uncommon fond ov acorns, an that" they'd  pick 'em up in their claws, an in carry in  them round they would frequently cirap  them in the cloarin's, an the acorn would  grow up into an oak what was fitten fer  to make crossties outen, an, in that way  the oaks was scattered all over the clear-  in's, an tharby tho railroad crosstio business was fiourishin in Callaway county.  Ash said he waren't no friend ov no man  what waren't the triond of tho jay bird, an  in that way pcrty near every guinp round  here had a durn fool idee what ho ketched  from this science epydemic.  "They run along that way for most a  year, au one day along in the spring this  i'. iv doctor feller passed word around that  ne was goin fer to give a lecture up in Fulton on 'Individuality ov Birds' Aigs an  Distinguisbin the Birds What Laid 'Uni.'  An he ast all the young fellers fer to bring  In any aigs what they could find an he'd  shore tell 'em all about the personal pints  what was common to the birds what laid  the aig, an whether the critter was useful  to the human race er a detriment to the  onward march ov civilization,jes' from the  looks ov the aigs.  "Well, they waren't much plowin done  that spring, fer every young feller was  a-chasin through the woods an along the  low brush linin theclearin's chuck lull ov  science an a-lookin fer birds' aigs. They  was  several  what  the   newspapers  i/Mls  A PRACTICAL JOKE.  eaBuaicies nappens irom reners lainn iroin  trees, but it didn't stop this here science  none. Feller named Sam what worked  for ole man Millern fell out of a sycamore  an busted three ov his ribs, but it didn't  seem to cool his interest none, fer he talked  Aigs while they was a sett in his bones, an  there was a leedle feller what had climbed  a p'simmon bush fer a dove's nest, an he  done slipped an swallered the aigs what  he was a-carryin down in bis mouth, an  what was almost batched, an they mad* j  him deathly sick, but they Bent fer the  'syhim doctor, an he come an patted the  leedle boy on the head an he says, 'A martyr to science,' sezze, an the leedle boy got  well right away. 'Ceptin fer these slight  calamities, though, there was the finest  lot ov birds' aigs collected that this orny-  ijhologist doctor had ever seen.  "I guess eA*ery feller in the neighborhood had found a new kind ov aig 'ceptin  this here Wess nigger, an he appeared to  be mighty love spirited about it. The nigger's laig was all bent whar he had fell  an broke it, an it had healed up crooked,  an he couldn't climb no trees at all. The  nigger had tried faithful fer to find a nest  in a low bush whar he could reach it,  but It 'poared like only common birds  built in low bushes, an everybody bad  already got plenty ov common aigs.  "One day jes' a leetel while before the  lecture was to come off this Wess nigger  comes over hare, an he says, 'Misto Wash,  I kain'tfind no aigs what ain't already  dun been found, so whad is I gwine do  'bout it?' I was a-goin to console the nigger, fer he was a mighty good nigger that  a way, when he breaks in an says:  " 'I doan' b'lievo dat doctah is much ov  a scientis' nohow, an I'ze a good min' fer  to projec'. wuth him, dat I is. I reckon he  ain't nevah seen no guinea aigs up in N'  .Yo'k; ai\ I'ze. gwine t' fool him, if you  won' gimme way. I'ze got a guinea aig  'ere, an If you'll write on the kyard fo'  mei I'ztTgwine take" it "up to dat "scientis'  generman an see what he say about, it,'  sezze, an he showed me the aig laid on a  wad ov cawn husks in a round paper collar box, an I wrote the nigger's name on  the card, an the nigger tobk it an left it  with the dootor.at the 'sylum.  "Waal, when this lecture business wai  ready to start,, I gueg6 they was as many  young fellers thar as I ever seen at a circus. "They was all"'dressed up, too, with  hair ile on their hair an mutton taller on  their boots, an.all a-lookin uneasy an fig  gity, an all a-talkin science, low like, like  they was at a funeral, aiialla-watchin the  platform whar the nigs was, all laid out  with the guinea aig among them"wa'iiin  fer the doctor feller. The- nigger was  thar,, too, standin back by the door with  both his eyes an his teeth a-shinin, an  whenever haM look at me he'd, snicker.  "^fierwe/h'ad.w'aited perty nigh Jong  enough fer the aigs to hatch the door  opened1 an the doctor come in. He looked  at the aigs an then at us fellers, an he  made a doav an says: .      .  " 'Young gentlemen, I have'promised to  give you a few p'ints about the birds in  their relation to the farnier,' sezze, 'an I  see my young friends huve bestirred they  selves an placed this magnificent collection ov aigs bofore nie that I may refer to  them as sejestin the birds' to be discussed,  sezze, an a whole passle bv nicety talk like  that, an then he jerks up a squincb owl's  aig an begins.  "He come perty nigh hittin it too. He  said that tho bird what laid the aig had  sott, woolly feathurs an had claAvs on its  toes, an eat meat stead ov grain an bugs  ���what he called carnivorous, an a Jot  more peculiarities what we all knoAved  tlie squinch OAvn railly did have. An then  he g'ts another aig an tells about the critter AVliat laid that.  "He goes through tho whole passle ov  em in that way an by'n by he strikes the  guinea niii, an tho iniiuito what ho lifts it  tip Uiey waren't a man in the house but  what knows it, an so they all listens intent, like they was expectin ov a joke.  " 'This aig, which I see was contributed  by Mr. Nidus Wess,'says the doctor aftur  he had turned it around an looked at it,  is a well marked one. an it easily pints to  its origin. It is certain'of the family ot  falcons, that we toll by the blunt ape.-- an  the blunt base,'sezzo,'an the bird v\ hat  laid it is sartainly a most destruoth,. one  my ov the farmer an a most voracious  critter, Avhat should be destroyed when  ever found.' Thay was a kind ov a snicku.  back among the fellers whar tlie nigger  was, but the doctor feller didn't notice it.  an so he kep' on:  "'This bird builds so hi<_'h that I am  astonished that tho young gentleman had  the hardihood fer to climb fer it,'sezze.  'If Mr. Nidas Wess is in the aujience, will  ho be pleased to tell us whore ho found  this valuableembryologieal trophy!''sezze,  never noticin the snickers Avhat was  a-growin louder.  "The Wess nigger was skeered fer to say  anything, but the fellers round him pushed  him in the isle an told him fer to speak  out, an Nidas said:  " 'I dun foun dat aig outin de orchard,  sah, in a ole guinea bin's nes',' sezze, an  then ho snorted right out, an Ave all j'ined  him an snorted too. .'  "Waal, that scientis' doctor blazed right  up, in a minuto he got as red as a sumac  bush, an he started fer the nigger fer to  giyo him a wallopin, an Iko Wess. soon as  he seen him start fer his nigger, jos'  snatched a big white aig offen the table  an fetched tho doctor a clip in the back ov  tho.naik, an that started it. Most ov the  boys"had had a drink ov liokor, like they  always takes when they goes to town, an  the Wess nigger was mighty popular wirh  the boys, an so we all jes' scrambled that  whole mess ov aigs on the doctor feller an  then chased him outen tho hall. Bein as  Nidas had broke up the meetin an skeered  the lecturer off, we aU jes took him up to  the platform an made him give us a lecture on the kerrect way fer to steal chickens without lettin uni squak out loud, an  the nigger shore dun better'n the doctor,  for he knoAved what he Avas a-talkin about,  an we was a-backin him.  "An so arter that leedle'epysode I kinder looses faitli in science an farniin mixin  up, an I holds to them sentiments yit."���  Ned Hutton in St. Louis Republic.  Ton Would Better Try o�� a Small**  Xam Than Yourself.  Most people think themselves very cleveff  If they are able to devise some catch or  practical joks, but the individual who in-  Tented the latest trick which is catching  en is Certainly entitled to regard himself  as a genius in his way. This is how you  proceed:  Ask a friend the time, and when as  sakes out his watch say:  "That seems a nice littls ticker. Let's  have a look at it."  With an air of pride he takes it off his  ebain and hands it to you. Just as you  are about to examine it, it slips out of  your hand and smashes on the floor. Ths  glass breaks, the case comes off and ths  works part company.  "Sou are awfully upset about it, you ars,  really, and so 6taggered that you can do  nothing but put your hands helplessly into  your jacket pockets and stammer your  apologies. But you soon recover yourself,-  and,, stoojiing down, you scoop up ths  pieces with your two hands and offer them  to your friend. You might just smile  gently. It rather improves the Savor of  the joke.  You are able at this point to sample your  friend's language and to get him to givs  an exhibition of all his angelic qualities.  Very likely he will take the opportunity of  telling you what his true opinion of you  has been all along. When you have heard  enough, you take his watch out of your  jacket pocket and give it to him safa and  sound.  For, of course, you haven't really dropped his watch, but a broken one .which  you happen to be in possession of, and  which serves on more than one occasion.  It requires a little sleight of hand, but  your victim, who suspects nothing, is  easily deceived.  If this joke doesn't become popular, it  will be because very few people have silver  watches to play with. But there is a danger, as was illustrated in the case of a jok-  1st who tried this on a very hot tempered  man and got such a "pasting" before he  could explain the triie state of affairs that  he had to keep in bed for a week, where he  passed his time in trying to think out who  had the best of the joke.���Pearson's Weekly- -  MUSHROOMS.  FOR SALE:  A 6-hole range  with cooking utensils, in first-class  condition. A bargain for cash.  Apply m��� I  IVANHOE HOTEL,        j  Sandon.!  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Carbonate King Mineral Claim.  How a Mas Bared Hi. Life by Not Eating  Them.  A dish of mushrooms was served to a  party of politicians in one of the leading  restaurants the other night, and the refusal of one of the diners to partake of  them because he was not expert enough to  determine for himself whether they wore  of the edible or the poisonous variety led to  a somewhat animated discussion in which  the objector fuily held his own. "In most  restaurants," said he, "the test applied by  ths cook is that of inserting a silver spoon  into the vessel of boiling fungi. . If the  spoon turns black, the fungi are regarded  as dangerous, but if it remains uncoiored  they are supposed to be edible. Dr. Henry  G. Piffard, the mycologist, declares ^hat  this test is a fallacy He also contends that  certain markings are not sure signs in determining the edibility of mushrooms.  The only sure method, when others is any  doubt is by comparison with eiaboraW'and  carefully prepared"colored plates.  "Now I have neither the time nor the  inclination to go to all that trouble, nor  do I feel like taking any risk for-the sake  of a dish of which I am very fond, but  which is not at all necessary to my existence. It may interest you to know that  Dr. Piffard says that the mushroom is  more like animal than vegetable matter  and is consequently liable to rapid putre-  '���-3tion. A great many cases of poisoning  even when tho mushrooms are genuine  have been traced to this cause." The rest,  of the politicians ate the mushrooms and  were oil right. The other man abstained,  and he was all right too.���Philadelphia  Press.    An Invisible Claw.  "There was one time in my housskeep-  ing oareer," said the lady who had had  the experience, "when I thought there  was no use of locking doors, for thieves  would break through anything.  "We Avere sitting at dinner one night  when I heard a noise that sounded as if  someone Avas walking around in my room.  I went up immediately to see. No one was  there, but every drawer in the room Avas  open and all my jeAvelry and valuables of  every description that I kept in my room  were gone. It took five or six keys to get  at them all, aa I had been very particular  about keeping them locked up. I had not  been out of the room more than 15 minutes, and how any one not familiar Avith  every inch of. the house could have accomplished such a piece of work was a mystery. There was ono thing I noticed upon  entering the room and that Avas a peculiar  odor. It was like a mixture of cheap perfume. I had never smelled anything like  it before.  "We notified the police and they worked  on the case for weeks, but coiiJd make  nothing out of it.  "Ono day when I was passing through  the laundry I noticed that same strange  odor.  ". 'Mary, what's that you are ironing?  said I, for it seemed as if the odor came  from the ironing board.  " 'It's some of my brother's handkerchiefs,' said she.  "We investigated, and of course found  that the brother was the thief. "���Detroit  Free Press.  Ewald and His Prayer.  In the new polychrome Bible the name  of the Deity is given as Jhvh, this.vowel-  less form being as near the original He-  breAv as the English alphabet can express  it. This reminds a writer in the Rochester  Post-Express of a story told of the famout  German professor, h'wald, who once inserted a parenthetical footnote to a prayer.  Ewald was in the thick of a fight (such as  scholars wage the one with the otiier)  with the eminent Hebraist Gesenius when  he arose to pray in his classroom And he  began thus in slow, solemn voice, "O thou  great, omniscient, infinite 'Jah, "' and  then added, half to himself, "not 'Jehovah,' as that fool Gesenius says."  At the Box Office.  'Have you sold the.dog seat yet?" asked  the joker as he hurried up to the ticket  office window  "Dogseat? What are yon giving us?"  responded the ticket seller. " You must be  in a dream.    This is no menagerie."  'Ah, I see you are not on," the joker  eontinued. "I want K-8. "���Portland  Argus.  An Excellent Depilatory.  The following is publislmi by tho New  Orleane Times-Democrat, which m\> u.at  it is the formula foran  exeeJK-:;L tui���;a-  jtory:  Barium sulphide 1 part, starch 4 parts.  Powder the barium very fine and mix intimately with the starch. Moisten a small  portion of the powder and apply to tbe  surface from which the hair is- to be removed. Lrct it remain four or five ipin-  Btee, and then wa6h off and apply cold  sream or lard to tbe akin. Repeat once or  (twice if neccbeary.  J..K.CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  Reports made on Mining Properties j  in anv section of Kootenay. j  SANDON,   -   -���  B.C.  Hotel Sandon,  PIONEER HOUSE.OF ���  THAT CITY.    DO NOT  FORGET    IT   WHEN  IN SANDON. . ... . . .  R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Virginia Blk,  Sandon.  Situate in the Slocan Mining: Division of West  Kootenav District. Where located: On  Payi.e Mountain,adjoining Sioe.an Boy Mineral claim.  TAKE NOTICE That I. T. M. Gibson.'acting as  1 a;,-entfnrS K. Green, free miner's certificate Xo. 21S03A. intend, sixty days from the date  horeof. to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced liefore the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21st day of June. IW).  Midnight ami Centaur Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AVest  Kootenav District. AVhere located: On  Four Mile creek, two miles from Silverton,  B. C.  ���"PAKE NOTICE That I. Charles E. Ho-*, Free  1 Miner's Certificate No. 794-iA, intend sixty  days from  the   date  hereof   to   a'-aily  to the  ', Aiming Recorder   for n certificate of improve-  ; incuts,  for the   pur'jose   of.'obtaining   Crown  : grants of the above claims.  1    And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of'improvements.  Dated this 14th'day of June. 1��)��.  Emily   Kdlth    Fraction,    Kugle,   Kagle  Fraction and Ironclad Mineral ClainiK.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. AVhere located: On.  Four Mile creek, ahout two miles from Silverton, B. C.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Charles E. Hope. F. M.  C. No. 71M2A. intend, fiO days from the date  hereof, to apply to tlie Mining Recorder for  Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining: Crown Grants of tlie abOA-e claims.  And further take'notice that action, under  section'37, must lie   commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 14t,h day of June. 180!).  EurekaNo. SLot-J-.'8-l,  Mineral H11J Lot 228a  Mineral Claims.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  AV est Kootenay District. Where located:  On north side ot Sandon Creek, opposite SI. .-  can star mine, one mile east of Sandon. B. C.  TAKE NOTICE that ��� I. R���l),rt R Palmer  iL^TrT'H6 War E*�� Consolidated &  rrtVnwil0-Pf,1It ?��- ^(1,  free miller's  hereof t?,-1^II!itel,dV8,xt>' 'lays from tlie dafe  ?S ,���t0 aPPiy to the Mining Re-  the nnrnn�� nt^yf^9 of in'P���vementS for  above cFaims    obtol-n,n* crown grants of the  tim,'^'^','!^!1*take ,,otieo jhnt action underset-  ^   H,��    .i^^T.1611^ before thp Nuance  ���ni?IlieS.tlh,rafcs of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of.June, 1890.  Jliel R. E. PALMER.  (^*��j��*si  New Fast Daily Service between  Atlantic aM Pad *v  ^���-Imperial Limited  Improved  connecting-   service   via.  Itevelstoke or Crows Nest route   to and from   Kootenay Country  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Ldg.  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily  lor St. Paul; Thursdays for Montreal & Boston;   Tuesdays fe  Saturdays for Toronto.  NEW DENVER TO  Toronto,    - 92 hrs   Montreal,  'JG hrs  New York, 108 hrs   Winnipeg-, 52 hrs  Vancouver, 23 hrs   Victoria,   38 hrs  CONSECT10X8  Revelstoke and main line points.  U:22k Dlv: Iv-IlenverC. Siding���an Daily 12:(Uk  11:00k ex.Sum lv N.Denver Ldg: arex.Sun.l5:20k  NELSON, TRAIL, KOSSLAXU, ETC.  15.20k ex. Sun: lv K.Deuver Ldg: ar ex.Sun 11.06k  Ascertain rates and full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent Xew Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  B. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.'  The  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.  AVill find the  Arlington JHtatel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI can City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proinietors.  Tyro, Tyro Fraction and Boatswain  Fraction Mineral  Claim,  Situate in the Slocan'Mining Division of We��t  Kootenay District. Where'located: About  one and orie-half miles south of New Denver.  HfAKE NOTICE that I, W. S. Drewry. acting.is  1 agent for the Northwest Alining Syndicate  Ltd, Free Miner's Certificate No. 32G7CA., intend  sixty days from the da te hereof to ajiply to the  Mining Recorder for certificates of "improvements for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants  of the above claims.  And further take notice that action -under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 16th day of May. 1800.  myl8 AV. S. DREAVRY.  Majestic and Unexpected Mineral Claims  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. AVhere located: On  Payne Mountain, near Sandon.  'PAKE NOTICE that I Francis J. O'Reilly.  I agent for Frank H. Bourne, free minei's eer-  tificate No U>82? A. and Charles French, free  miner's certificate ' No. 12018, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to'the  Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements for the purpose''of obtaining Crown  grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section .'17 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of Ma v. 1800,  myl FRANCIS .1. O'REILLV.   ���  SYSTEM.  NELSON & FORT SHEPPA RD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the 'Kootenay  ..District and..  All Briti-sbColumbia'Pouts  Pacific Goast Points  Pu^et Sound Points  Eastern Canada and ther  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILA\TAY  0. R: R. & N A VIG AT ION CO.  Leaves Kelson 9:10 a, m.  Brandon, B. C,  <fl.no  3 00  2 <0  00  00  00  Mi  50  00  Assay Price List:  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each   Gold. Silver and Lead, combined .'.'.'  Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead ]'.[][  Conner (by Electrolysis; "  Gold. Silver. Copper and Lead ....  Gold and Copper... '," '  Silver and Copper    Gold. Silver and Copper    .'.....'  Platinum ..'.".'.  Mercury   Iron or Manganese !!.'!."  Lime, Magnesium. Barium. Silica! Sulphur, each   Bismuth.Tin. Cobalt. Nickel. Antimony'  Zinc, and Arsenic, each.   Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter, A��h  and  percentage of  Coke, if Coking  Coal)  ft  JuMe^fSr   CaSh With ^'"P^  FRANK DICK,  ���Vssayer and Aiwilvflt  SLOCAN LICENSE DISTRICT.  5 00  2 ���  2 0(5  2 t;0  4 00  VTOTICE IS HEREBA" GIVEN that the im.lei-  L\ mentioned persons have made application  under the provisions of the --Licpior License Act  lRflft."for hoiel licenses tit the places set opposite their respective nan.us:  Sloan Bros., of Slocan Citv.  C. \\". Aylwin & Co.,of New Denver.  Albert Huller. of MeGuigan.  L. M.Knowles, of Silverton.  A meeting of the Board  of License Commissioners o'f the Slocan  License District, will b-<  held to consider such applications at the goven -  incur office at Slocan Citv on Saturday, the ISth  day of July. 1K!����. nt the hour of 11 o'clock in the  forenoon.  Chief Inspector's Office, Robson, B. C. J line 27.  S!i����. ALAN FORRESTER.  Chief Inspector Slocan L. I>.  is  NOTICE.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting line Ticket agents  H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane; Wash  KOOTENAY    RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating- Kaslo & Slocan Kail way,  International  Navigation ct  Trading-  Company,  KASLO & SLOCAN KaILWAV.  Schedule of Time. Pacific Standard  ���Time-  Passeng-er train for Sandon and  way stations leaA-es Kaslo at 8:00 a  m. daily, returning, leaves Sandon  at 1:15 p. m.. arriving- at Kaslo at  3:55 p. in.  '. of British Colum  The Liquor License Actlfti  bin.  'PHE fnllowiiiir application for license has been  L made and will be considered by ihe Board of  LicenceComniissioiicis for Slocan License Iii--  trict. n't Slocan Citv. on Friday, the lnth dav of  .Julv. 1 0!i at 11 o'clock a. in:  Martin Lavelle. 'fen   Mile House, Enl rprii-o  Landing, Slocan Lake: Hotel License.  Robs.m. B.C...June ;'8. ISO!)  ALAN FORRESTER.  Chief Inspector.  ������������������MMMMMOMCMMCMMMMMaMMMMM  INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,   operating- on  Kootenay Lake and River.  S.  S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  m., daily except Sunday. Returning*  leaves Nelson!at 4:30 p.' m., calling*  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and  all way points.  Connections with S. F. & N. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also Avith str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  are  many ways  ��  There aic (>nmi��z the loud 0f  trouble    from   the  shoulders    of   the  wetuy,     wayworn  traveller as he passes on his way.      To  know just what to do and when  to do it  has puzzled the  minds of some  of the  greatest hotel men of the &ge.      We do  not claim  any  great superiority over,  others, but  we  have  learned   by close  attention   to the   requirements  of  our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the  comforts  and  popularity  of our  house.    Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons'when   the clouds  of adversity  darkened the trails  of. every  camp  in  Kootenay. and.they are  n��     T^ft-g^n  with us still  now  when v3l�� JdlliC^  the   suns   of  prosperity  shine  forth   in  splendor  making mellow the heart -��T ^.  ot-man. NewDeiiver  JACOBSON & CO  S.  S. ALBERTA.  Le;.ves Nelson for Bonner's F> rry,  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 7 a m, connecting with' steamer  International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.  Retur ing leaves Bonner's Ferry at  7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays  and Sundays, connecting- Avith str.  International for Kaslo, Lardo and  Argenta. Direct connexions made at  Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern  Railway lor all  points east and Avest.  LA RDO- DL'NCA X   1)1 VISION.  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  fur Lardo and Argenta at 8:15 p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo fur Lardo and  Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  9  Steamers call at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  Tickets sol to all points in Ca ada  and the United Statas. To ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  Robert Irvino, Manager.  H. P. Broavn, Kaslo, B. C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  I-o and from European [mints via Canadian  ;uifl American lines. Apply fur "idling- (.late.-,  rati'.*, ticki-is anil full inluniiatii.ii in any C.I'.  Ry itciml. or -  H. B. (iAK'KKTT.  O. I'. R. Ajjont. Sew Denver. ���  AVAL ST1TT. .ten. S. S. A;.:-!.. Winnipeg.  ���       *  FOR CROI IERS. BEADS- St An-  tli.mv's Mf.lals. I.iitlr- ('hapler of St. Anthony and .''ani'i'llril PoMim? Snunps. writ�� to  Ajrency Berlilehrm Ajiostnlji- sWionl, l.vi Shaw  St.. Mont i-f.-il. Que. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C.; JULY 6r 1899.  Sixth Year  MINING   RECORDS  ^?be: following is a complete list, of the  miriffig transactipnfl recorded ouryig the  week in the seA*eral-mining divisions of  the'Slocan. Those of New Derive- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.'.  .June 21���Milton Fr, no fk Carpenter  ck, Robt McPherson.. Lake View,  Payne Hill, R Strang-way.  I". ���22���DartEr, Lee mt,~ .F H 'Wilson.  Rutland Fr, nr Alamo, W S Drewry.  Rug-by Fr, nr Alamo, P D Airier. St  James, Silver mt, A Jacobson. Roy Pi*,  Carpenter cr, J M Donnelly. Bee, nr  Cody, Annie Winters.  23���Maclver Fr, Houson ck, A Oavoiis.  Silver Wedge Fr, Pom*; Mile' ck,;. G H  Dawson. ���-' '...-���������    '\    --������'��� ��������������� ���>'-"������   ���" ���  24���We ^avo, Red mt, J W Kyte.  'Protection, in* Sandon, J T .Folev.  Baliersen Fr," Four Mile cr, F J O'Reilly  26���Mountain Goat, Goat mt, T Avi- ]  sou.   Shoav Cap,  Four Mile cr,  W S|  Clark.   June Bird, Four Mile cr,   R W  Thompson.  27���Little Dick, Four Mile cr, W J.  Kyte and Annie Horton. ' Lucky 3,  Carpenter cr, G H Murhard.  28���Theresa, Carpenter cr, C W liar  ���ring-ton.   Black Horse Fr, Hinckley cr,  W : Ii   Adams.      Sinfi,    nr   Apex, A  hhompson.   St James, Goat nit,   WD  Mitchell.  29���Buffalo Hump, Clifton cr, A McKinnon Sterling-, Glacier cr, Geo T  EA'ens. AAralanche, Glacier cr, L G  Curry and L D Wolfred.  30���Agnes, Carpenter cr, .TPotter, J  Knight. Silver Watch, Wilson cr, E  Brindle.  July- 3���Moscoaa*, Carpenter cr, A  Erick'son. Luno, nr Moscoav, A C Van  Moerkerke Golden, next Oregon, H  H Pitts. Ground Squirrel, adj Billv D,  A C Allan.  '.-';    :' 'ASSESSMENTS.  'June 20���Candore, Cortess Fr. June  021���Cody Star, Reserve, Cody Star Fr,  Mountain Chief No. 3, Sarnia, Big Timber, Big* Fraction. 22���Prentice Boy,  Kite, Return, Frances, Black Tar, Linnet. 23���Freddy, Pinacle, Emblem,  Phoenix. 24���Prisco, Ferry No. 2.  26���Stanhope. 27���Camden," Harlern,  Congo No 2, Mountain Queen. 28���  Grand Stand, Ontario. 29���Hobson,  Cuba, Iroquois, GleiiAA*ood, Admiral,  Gypsey Queen,' Cancekan. 30���Hel ena  Fr, Mowitch, Kitchener, Admiral Nelson .y'July 3-rGlengarry, Cuba, NeAv  Springfield, Sampson, Wonderful Fr,  Freddie Lee Fr. Lillie Joint, Key West,  Denmark No 2, Mary Durham,"Shogo,  Alice, Billy D, Silver Ridge, Silverite.  TRANSFERS.  June 21���Prospecting Agreement bet  J S Reed, WmJj)onohueandH E Rogers,  May 1.  22���Alberta, R StrangeAvay to Chas  Kumlin, June 21.  24���Legal Fr,   C A  Freeman   to J  Wilson, }i, to L W Toms, ��. June 22.  <���    Legal Fr���W   D Mackay   and   C A  Freeman declare they are OAvners.  ;26���Gold CrbAvn, 5-10, N FMcNaught  to B F McNaught, Nov IS, '96, S5.  Mary Durham, }, J Welsh to Fred  Clement, June 13.  Diana, R Peak to W Eccles, June 21.  27���Protection, I, J T Foley to Alex  Conrod, June 27.  ,." Protection, %, J.T Foley to A Conrod,  Juhe'26. '.'"���"  Iron Clad, Eagle, Eagle Fr, Emih*<  Edith Fr, 2-5, M E Rammelmyer to C E  Hope, June 26.  Bristol, Congo No 2, Commander, 1-6,  F L Byron to Mary E Rammelmyer,  June 27.  28���Protection, |, J T Foley to A  Conrad June 27, ��50.  St Charles. }4, A Chisholm to W Sud-  | , 14���Daisy, i,. W Sands to A Crawfori.  j 15���G H, </2, Geo Hambly; to Duncan  i Lindsay.       ':;.y*'"   ���;;<���; - ���:  Morris, J, Albert OAveiis to Thos Mul-  vey.   .   ���  Morris, 1-6, Thos Mulvey to Robt  McCammon, $80.  S 16���Monument Fraction, h, F G Mar-  | coux to H S Sinkan.  17���Marmion and Mar viand, 1-10, R  R Bruce to Thos G Proctor.  Eclipse No. 2, I, Jas Anderson to  Hugh Sutherland  19������Alphonso XIII, I, J Livingston  to V C Radcliff.  Colonel Sellers, ;Madonna, Teller,  Leadville and Kathleen, all interest, J  A Baker and Geo Blanc to E A Baker.  All interest in same, E A Baker to J  A Cleland, &, $2,000.  PoAver of Attorney, J A Baker to E A  Baker.  Louise Fraction, H, Ben Robertson to  W S Johnston.  Rose, 4-5, Frank Dick to WS Johnson.  Louise Fraction, A, Rose, 3-5, WS  Johnson to Andrew S Johnson, $500.  . Billy.G, D H Nellis to J B. Townsend..  Dan F Fr, and Risely, L Brant to J B  Townsend.;    'i\     .; ..  ���]���'�����;���.  JosephineH-Fr, Kate M and Charlie  B, A D Westby to J B ToAvnsend.  .. 22���Eagle Fr. ED Dumas to M Stev-  ensoiu ���; '      ������''���'���'  Bav VieAv. I XL, ana Silver Fox, Ida  Strplseck totD.F Strobeek.:  . \ ,  26���MakAvj, C   Bjerkness   to Thos  Eggen and Alt' Green.  ������' Circumstancesj C Wheten to G O Buchanan.      .=;  : ^Welcome, C Noel to O Dubois.  No. 1, O Dubois to C Noel.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  roAV, June 30, 97.  McDonald  to W  L  Byron to M  St Charles, J,  W C  SudroAV, Sept 20, '97.  24���Siioav Bird. X,  F  L Nicholson, June 25.  30���Los Vegas,  120-500,   Los  Mining Co to John Tinling, June 30.  Los Vegas, 371-500, .Same to  same  June 30.    _ '_     _,      SX.OCAN    CITV    DIVISION'.  Vegas  ��� LOCATIONS.  June 7���Grouse, Copper ck, J Ryan.  Argentine, Cooper ck, W S Harris.  Tav.o Aces, Cooper ck, FA Harris.  Good Enoug-h, Cooper ck, J McCue;  Helen Maude, Clara ck, J Anderson.  S���Charlie B, Kate M, Hot Springs, A  D Westby. John F, Nora, Hot Springs,  J 7". ToAvnsend.. Minnie, Ainsworth, D  B O'Brien. 9���Dismah, Bear ck, John;  Koski. Dary, Bear ck, J Enians. Silver Thread,' south fork, H Klapach.  10���J A C, HoAs-ser lake, C H Chapman.  Blue Grouse fr, Bear lake, A Schueler  and'R Williams. 12���Lady M, Lock-  hart ck, J McLellan. Lost, Kaslo ck,  A B Walker. Balticke, south fork, L  Martin. Bertaskeba, R T Martin.  13���Hazel, Dunn ck, Jeff Davis. Tamarack,. Kemp ck. O Matheson. Kitchener, Mllford ck, E R Mclnues. 14���  Columbia, Lardo, J D Moore, D Graham. 15���Enterprise, 16 mile ck, J W  Ruddy. Desperate, Duncan river, G  0 Buchanan. Circumstances, Duncan  r, C Wheten. 17���Black HaAvk, Campbell ck, HScholey, 19���Ore or No Go,  Goat ck, G Schuler. HoAvard Fr, Hot  Springs, F E Perry. Rauen Fr, Hot  Springs,; D S -Camel.. Jay Fr, Hot  Springs, W B Drummond. Jim Hill,  Fish Lake, T G Proctor. .Argenta.  Whitewater, A McC Banting. Moldy  Fr, Bear lake, A C Vanmoerkerke. Old  Mock, Murray ck, Andy Erickson.  20���DeAvey, Cedar ck, F Hansen. 21���  Catherine^ Wheel, Roman Candle, Bear  ck, J Wilson. Caribu, Kaslo mtn, A  Cheviter. Appleby, PoAvder ck, R Er-  Avin and J A Dun bar. 22���Rubv Sih^er  Fr, Kokanee ck, R Sloan. Eme, Mllford ck. D Rice. Oro, sav Kaslo, S H  Green. Last Dollar, Kaslo mtn, 1. Mc-  Innes. Kitchener Fr, Duncan, H  Christensen. LakeAieAv, Duncan, I  Kraff. 23���Copper Hill, Sunrise mtn,  A Goettge. Blue Bird, same. Carl F  Brown. 24���Last End, Duncan. H  Sontag. 26���Forest Stream Fr, WhiteAvater, H M Ritner. Williamette Fr,  LArle ck, D G McLachlan. May Belle,  Canyon ck, Theo Adams. Arctic, Kaslo river, J D Moore. Oregon, CraAV-  ford ck, S McDonald. Calsdonian,  same, John McLeod. Lady Zetta,  same, M McDonald. Milforcl, same,  A L McPhee, 27���Rex Fr, AinsA\rorth,  Alex McLeod.'  ASSESSMEXTS.  June 7���OttaAva, St Louis, NeAv Orleans, Delta, Hopeful, SnoAvball, Whistler, Scotland, Empire, Ireland,.America.  Jubilee, Canada, Montana, Talisman,  Comstock,, Golden. Douglas, Edgar.  8���Sleepy Eye, Deadwood, Blizzard,  Moncton', AV SteAvart. 9���Standard,  LakeA'icAV, Hardie, Daisy. 11���Josephine, DeAvey, SeAvall, ClearAvater, Congress, Sunset, Carbonate No 2, Cuin-  berla.nd, Sunrise.    12���Yuba Dam, Sil-  r.OCATION'S.  June 13���Constellation, Summit ck,  E V BodAvel!.: Canopy, Lemon ck, E V  BodAvell. 14���Liberal, Lemon ck, Ed  Yennyv 15���Joe Martin, IVelve Mile  ck, T'M Clement. Hamjiton, Springer  ck, A A AVebb. Ethel K, Springer ck,  J A McKinnon 16���Milicets, Arlington Basin, Ben Robertson. 17���High-  vieAV, 1st n fk Lemon ck, Jno Riley.  Predericton, Ten Mile, Robt Sloan.  19_Alphonso XIII, 1st n fk Lemon ck,  Jas Livingston. 20���Diamond, bet  Springer & IVelve Mile cks, JM Far-  rell. Four Friends, bet Springer and  Lemon, AV E Boie. Sommerseith, same,  J D Dorian. Pearl, 2nd n fk Lemon.  R E Allen. Gray Copper, Springer ck,  Thos Lake." 1 & U, Camerohian ck, W  H Beamish and Jas Anderson. 21���Ben  Nevis, 1st n fk Lemon ck. Jno A Fraser.  22���Florence, Springer ck, Mrs Thos  Sloan. Queen City, Lemon ck, A H  Gracey. Norwood, 1st n fk Lemon, H  L Fife". AVestAvood, same; H L Fife.  24���Leon, same J M McGregor. Blake,  Slocan Lake, Henry Tait." Olympia,  same, J C O'Conimr. Starlight, Tiger  ck, Andrew Brodman.  ASSESSMENTS.  June 12���Cascade, Bonanza. 13���  Centre Star, Hidden Ledge. 14���Daisy  No 5, Kimberly, Mountain Lilly, Alpine Fraction," Mountain Chief. 15���  Marirerv, IoAA*a, Olympia, Emery, G H,  21���  Bird. 20���Security, Lost Lead, Red  Star, Hattie, Emma, Dora, Grand Republic. Hobson Fr, Lost Chance. 23���  Salem, San Antonio, Red Ochre, Deer  Park, Big* Four. 24���Last Chance,  Ivanhoe, Teddy S, Helen Maud, Marion,  Little Annie,' Butterfly, North Star,  Ruro, Tryumph, Lucky Bob, Sultan.  26���McNabb, Jubilee, NoAvater, Lost  Mountain, Flo, Black Bear, RaA'en,  Morning Rose.   27���Kootenay.  TRANSFERS.  June 7���Silver Glance, Summit Queen  i in each: C F Russell to J F B Rogers  and D McPhail.  8���Little Giant, y2. AA7m Brennan to  Mary Hennessy.  Silver King, J, D M Bongard to F D  Bongard.  9���Daniel Fr, ��, Chas Moore to T  Doyle.  10���Virginia  Dare,    Gold King*,  OAven McElroy to T G Procter.  12���Tarns Fr. ��, Albert Lend to Y A  Johnson.  Big Horn, L M V Adams to D AV  Moore, ��250.  13���Resurgam, Lydia A.  Dunvegan,  Island Boy, Alhol, Silver Six,  Yankee  j Kid,  Silver   Plume, J   in  each,  R A  j Cameron to F AA7 Brinkham.  ...,..._....,.,-..      .     ,    , , i     u���Deer Park,  all interest, J A Mc-  DaAvson, Boomerang, Boomer, Summit   oea t0 Geo Herrin, 8100.  Fraction  Enipress Fraction.    16-AVil-      i5_feov a���   H Rov t0  London Con.  no, Hard Nut, Eagle. I'-Wide Awake,   sollclated- Gold' FeldsExpl & Mining Co.  Lucky Jack.     19���Last Hope,. Monu-   f. i '  ment"No. 3,   Sunshine,   AArhite'Swan.  ''20���Evening Star No. 8,  Eclipse No. 2,  Unknown    Group,    Somerset,   Silver  Crown, Columbia No. 5, Look Out No. i Iron Cap, all, D Tuomey to D Cosgriff.  3, Cut Foot, Great Britain, Mystic Bells, | Tom Thum, all, Copperhead, /2,  21���Black Cloud, AVindover. 23���Mo-1 Secret, AATonder, \ each, J W Caldwell  lalla, Black Eagle,  Lucky  Boy.   Reze-1 to A J AVatson.  E3IPI.OYKR. - AXD     THK      KMPOYKD.  Thanks to the efforts of the politicians  and labor agitators there is a growing  belief among the working classes that  their own incomes would be materially  increased if a larger portion of their employer's income were taken from him  and forcibly, divided among themselves.  It is this telief: which has led to the recent epidemic, of strikes.. The, moment  that tne-workingmen saw .that' things  Avere improving and there was a prospect  of the employers getting more money  they insisted upon-having at once their  "fair share" of his increased earnings.  In other words, they started in to discount his prospective prosperity before  it reached him,  Now the question is���what is labor's  fair share of the increase in the production of Avealtti?' Hoaa-are Ave to* deiter-  mine it? ;; EA'eryorie knoAvs ���'that' lstbor  has profited largely by the increase of  wealth which has resulted from the present organization of industry, The increase of AA'ages has been going on for 50  years throughout the commercial Avorld.  The increased comfort of the Avageearner  has increased in a still greater ratio, for  his dollar, or shilling, or his mark, will  buy very much, more of almost everything, except 'shelter, now than it did 50  years ago. It is far untrue (in America  at least) that labor is finding it .difficult  to get employment, that the number of  persons engaged in mining and mechanical industries on the continent has increased 65 per cent .during the past decade, while the whole., population only  increased 25 per cent. And yet" wages  haAre grown more rapidly than the number of employees, and much fewer  children are employed now   than   then.  But there are-'many reasons outside of  mere socialistic theorization Avhy this  distorted view of the labor question has  become so prominent. Immense as have  been the strides of material' progress in  this century, and wonderful as have  been the additions to human knowledge  and to human poAver over nature, it is  doubtful'ii any other change of the century is more marked than the increase  of sympathy between man and man.  Poverty and suffering are as ...old as the  race; But acute and widespread sympathy with them is recent, and ha? been  so far expanded that conditions are now  regarded as pitiful which a century ago  Avould not have been supposed io in vol A*e  even hardship. Poverty has been relatively if not absolutely decreased, and yet  there is so much more ��� sympathy with  poverty, and with conditions that are  far removed from poverty, but seem like  poverty in contrast with great AA-ealth,  that one might easily get the impression  that poverty was increasing.    Thus tho'  ver Queen, Susie B. Athol.  Island Bov, |[t is utt,'rl>' withont exciise'   the   state-  Dunvegan, Silver Plume, Lydia A, Re- j ment that the poor are   growing   poorer  assurance,   Yankee   Kid.      13���Lake- I is reallv belieA'ed bv persons   who   have  vieAv, No. 3, Riverview-,   Big Jam.  Ko- , the me"a���a 0l- knowing better.  kanee.    14���X Rav. \ lrgmia. Bullion. |    ^^    . . . ��� .  15-Northern Light, St Marvs, St j For this reason many men talking on  Joseph, Lost Mountain. 1.6���Mogul. ! the relations of labor and capital take  17���Phcenix. Arirg*inia, Contact,Maud T, i counsel from.their oavii kindlv emotions  Mountain Fr. 19���Excelsior Truro, j.ail(1 are not suri-CK.ntiv zea!ous "  Maggie Peters, Sevona. 20���Oregon. . . . , ., . ,. ",.,  Scrantoii,   Dewey, Sampson Fr.   " 1- 1 9umng int0 the ,iicts of lhe case  in   en-  Their  naturally  openly expressed sympathy  encourages the spread of the feeliug  that���in some vagne and unexplained  way���la nor is being "robbed." As a  matter of fact laboi receiA'es to-day a  larger proportion of the earnings of capital than ever before in the history of the  world. And the Avorkingman stands  upon a basis of liberty and equality with  his employer that Avould ha\*e been considered an Utopian dream in the days of  his grandfather.���Trade Review.  NOTICE  >���<,  The Liquor License Act, is:i:i. of B. C.  rPHE following iiijjilk'ation for License lia.s been  1 made and will lie considered by the Board  of License Commissioners for the Slocan License  Di3Tict, at Slocan Citv on Saturday, the l.ith day  of July, lSS.i, at 11 o'clock a. m.:  A. D. McGILLiVRAY, Windsor Hotel, New  Denver, hotel license.  ALAN FORRESTER,  Chief Inspector  Dated at Kobsuu, B.C., thisWitli day of June, 1800.  Carloads  For  all   time  arid   for  all people.     You  will find.  ..:   .   ���������'* the   largest    stock  of  Best  Flour and Breakfast Cereals  ATHOBEN'S ;;  Specials in these lines offered  to patrons..   Prices made' ia  matter of inducemerit to big-  ,     ;,.   buyers  in   these   lines���to  tlie mines arid hotels any-  ,,. Aybere in the Slocan.  ��� ���-��� Do- not let this slip your  mind Avhen you want'a;sup  ��� ',.,. ply   of  Fresh,    Sweet, and  V "������;���''���'   Juicv Ham' rand Bacon;   or  Canned Goods of any kind,  that i he best place to get it is  AT H.OBE'N'S"'"������;.  Mail orders.    ������'"  NeAv Denver, B. C.  Leav�� yom  watch ���"..'  i  pmnng  at the New flarket  New Denny er  It will be CALLED FOR  every Saturday . . . . .  Repaired during- the  \veek and returned the  Saturday following- . '.-'.  We insure you prompt  and satisfactory work at  reasonable charges. . . .  All work Guaranteed.  Agent   for   the  famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  Q, W, QRIMMBTT,.   .  Jeweler and" Optadam,  S&mdon,  P.A.nmiiriroe,  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  Wood  Hav and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice House;  LIveirv- aod -Baat Stables,  itS'Saddle lioi-.-es audimek train at Ten Milr-.  ^-WADDSBROS 1  PHOTOGRAPHERS' ^  ��� VANCOUVER and SELDOM,   v.Q  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  slocax err A",      -      -      b. c.  B[7d. CURTIS,  Mines;   Real   Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  SANDON;  =ROSSLAND  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. 0. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills.  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation tor the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - -        -       -    ���'���- Proprietor.  Juicy  Beefsteaks  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  New Denver Meat Mar-  '.���   ket.  Fresh Fish  From the Briney Deep,  Eggs & Butter  from the plains of West-  ' ern Canada, and  SAUSAGES  from NeAv Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If .you are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  Established lSH'i  E. M. SANDlLANDS,  SANDON. B.C.  Mining Storks lioiiRlit and Sold.   (..(Mioral Agent  1'or Slociin Properties.        Promlsinir   Prospects For Sale.-���  TpvR. A. S. MARSHALL. '  THE  K  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  I���4  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire.- Rates$2.50  and $3 per'day.  COCKL13 & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AD DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN>TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &0.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit;  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block.        NeAv Denver  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GKAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Grad  Chieagr  Dentist.  Kaslo. B C  urgery  Livery and Feed Stables,  General  Draying.    Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  late of American College of Dental S  1  ftiEW  DENVER  BRICK  YARD  BRICK  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Plate and Bridge work.  Office, Broken Hill Blk.   Nelson.  FOR   SALE.  OHK.GOETTSCHE,  KEAV DENVER.  10���Three Friends,  a'l,  G McDonald  to A O Rebel.  dent Fraction,   First Lake, Johanna,  Shavendoah.    24���Slig-o,   Cameronian.  CERTIKICATK   OF   IMPROVEMKNTS  June 17���Dayton.  I-RANSFERS.  June 12���Black Hussar and Queen of  the Hills, 4 in each, Chas NeAvhaus to  F Provost  Same; I in each, J Radcliffe to F Provost.  Highland Li-?ht, J, Dan McKenzie. to  Sam'Lauderback  Chapleau Fraction No. 2. 1-6, D Ar-  not to J E Rogers.  Vernon, |, Hilltop, |, A G Johnson to  C F Caldwell.  19���Caledonia, }4, Robt Mitchell to  Robt Williams.  20���Golden King and Granite, Ed  Nelson to H P Johnson.  Welaka and Indiana, D W Moore and  D J Mumm to G E Martin.  21���Handy and Argosy, 1-6, A Currie  to N Murchison.  Lakeside. Tillie C, Townsend, Star  Beam, BarrieT, Kelly Fr, Edith M Fr7  and Willard J Fr, J F Westby to J B  ToAvnsend.  $1.00  By using the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold by The Ledge at  FIRST HUNDRED,  FIFTY  CENTS   each  subsequent hundred.  I have the largest stock in B. C.  and examine the latest,  Call  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PRICES.       BELTS, BLOUSESETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  OF SIX   DIFFERENT   STYLES.  OSTRICH FANS,   LORQUETTE CHAINS,   BRACELETS,  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS-  Fame Watch Repairing  Seimd toy Mail 'or Express  JACOB DOVER,  Nelsomu BX,

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