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 Volume "VI.   No. 43.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 27, 1899  Price. $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  SLOCAN   MIXERAL    FLOAT.  Mr. Koch is "visiting* his son in New  Denver.  M. A. Wilson, wife and child, returned to New Denver Monday.  There are more experts in the SI-can  just now than at any time in its history.  Cashier Gibbs, of the Bank of Montreal, is spending- his holidays in Vernon.  Mr. Williamson, of Ingersoll, Out., is  visiting his children, George and Ethel  "Williamson.  Andrew Jacobson, of tlie St. James  hotel is spending a few days in the  Boundry country.  Work was started this week on the  erection of a cottage near the school  house for Chas. Nelson  Mrs. J. Farrell will leave Friday on  a visit to friends in Bellville, Ont. She  will return in September.  In Four Mile recently quite a number  of rats have been poisoned by chewing  up copies of the local paper.  Kaslo was set on tire three times in  one night last week, but the efforts of  the fire bugs were not successful.  The pleasure boat Alert has been inspected by the provincial officer and  given license to carry passengers.  W. H. Sandiford chartered the pleasure boat Alert Wednesday and took a  large party of friends to Six Mile for the  day.  Quite a number of Sandon people  were in town Sunday, enjoying the  lake breeze, and incidentally getting  an up-to-date dinner  The people of Burton City are incensed because the government aro. not  expending a dollar in that vicinity this  summer.    There are others.  Tlie tug Sandon was two hours,late on  her up trip Friday, owing to a slide on  the Slocan river branch delaying the arrival of the train in Slocan City.  The ledge has on hand a large stock  of ancient papers that must be sold in  order to keep them from getting yellow j ���'���' Ten Mile, Chas. Heinze and Morris  ���with age If you need any call in and j D<lvis ����ve struck three inches of ore  get moi-e literature for 25 cents than j iu the Moiliu. The ore carries some  you can for the same money in any j copper, and is high in lead and silver,  other part of this great silvery west.      j    Tlie gold  seekers who   left   for the  _ Kettle river diggings some days ago,  have given up placer  mining and are  looking over   the country for  quartz  The bush-fire fiend has been working  on South Kaslo creek.  No less than seven experts wore on  Ten Mile on Saturday.  The Wakefield is advertising for 50  miners, offering S3 a day.  C. M. Wilson expects to make a shipment from the Coin in a short time.  The Bosun mine received 84-,2(><:> for  80 tons of ore shipped to the smelter in  May.  H. Clever is having the Lost Tiger  and Missing Link surveyed for a crown  grant.  TheNcepawa, Mabou and Ohio, Ten  Mile, have been experted during the  week.  Considerable attention is being* paid  to the cam]) at the head of Ten Mile  creek.  Another 100 feet of tunnel will be  driven on the Lost Tiger on Silver  mountain.  The Dalhousie owners have some  hig*h grade ore on the dump, taken out  this season.  Wm. Bearty, who has a contract and  lease on the Omega has just finished 100  feet of tunnel.  A 100 foot tunnel is to be driven on  the Patterson, a claim between the  Payne and R. E. Lee.  A new bunkhouse is to be erected al  the Ajaz Fraction. When completed  the force will be increased.  It will take about a month to haul  down the Enterprise ore. The tramway  from the No. 2 tunnel is finished.  The owners of the Mollie Hughes will  take out two carloads of ore. Already  they have 803 sacks ready for shipment.  Messrs. Craig and Jefferies, representing Scotch money, inspected the  Iron Horse, Ten .Mile, on Friday, with  a view to bonding.  Williams & Grouse have a contract to  drive 750 feet of tunnel on the Slocan  Soverign. The contract has to be finished in five months  SLOCA.V CTTY NKWS J~S BKIKF.  From our Heinilai- Correspondent.  Work was resumed on the Two  Friends on Monday. Four men are now  at work driving* the tunnel.  Mr. Hall, the cook at the Arlington  mine, has purchased a house and lot on  the river front and has brought his  family here.  H. Fife and D. McVannell have se"  cured the contract for the hew school  house, which will be built on the corner  of Hume street and Ward ave.  Messrs. Dickenson and Felt sent out  supplies to the Skylark and Ranger  group on Monday and have commenced  work on the property under W. Copelan  Mr. Hind, of Vancouver, was in town  last week and went up with his expert  TROUT   LAKE   PROPERTIES.  John Hickey hae the contract to drive  a 75 foot tunnel on the Lost Horse and  Great Divide, at the head of Pool creek.  The force on the Old Gold mine is being largely increased, and the property  is improving with every foot of work put  upon it.  Work was commenced this week on  the Norah Lee and Rainy Lake, two  claims in the Mable group, situated on  Eight Mile creek.  Thestieets of Trout  Lake are being  MINING SITUATION  88'  &s  FROM A MAN ON THE FEXCE.  Editor Ledge :     Sir-  The union has not a  cinch  on any one.  j The second and   third   paragraphs ar��  I notice in your j weak; the rest we entirely agree with.  last issue a paragraph which draws attention to the fact that at this present  time while the big dividend paying  mines are closed down because the. managers thereof are unwilling to pav $3.50  cleared and graded.   The work has been   for an eight-hour day, yet certain people  to examine the Highland Light and  Silver Cliff on Wednesday and Thursday .  The owners of the Black Hussar are  now driving a cross cut tunnel to prove  the extent of the rich outcrop found on  this claim some weeks ago, of clean galena.  Work on the Springer creek wagon  road was resumed Monday under  charge of Eric Lemiux. It i<* to be  hoped there will now be no more delays  in its completion.  R. R. Bruce has commenced operations on the Marmion and Maryland,  on the second north fork of Lemon  creek, under Jack McKinnon Supplies were taken up last Thursday.  Mark Manley, the superintendent of  the Black Prince, has nine men at work.  A consignment of ore sacks was received here on Friday for them. They  intend to ship their first carload shortly  and expect to ship at the rate of four  cars a month from now on.  Two pack trains of supplies were sent  out to the Calumet and Hecla on Saturday and .Monday. The owners.will resume work at once. They drove a 280-  foot cross-cut tunnel last year and were  working- steadily all winter until the  surface water drove theni out this  sjn-ii���_����� They intend drifting 150 feet  on the ledge, and will drive several  cross-cuts.  OX    THJE    ARLTSGTO.V.  HARRY'S    LAST    PBOOF  'PULLED.'  <ion<i  AVhere  a "Revise"  is  Not   Taken,  anil Life's 31'stnUes are Met in Merey.  ledges.  A recent assay from the Gatineau and  Simcoe group, east of the Enterprise,  gave 301 ozs. silver. The cross-cut  tunnel is in 50 feet, cutting the vein 12  feet, with no hanging wall in sight.  On the Sch of this month, the Monitor  So. 2, and the Hustler fraction, near  Three Forks, were bonded by Messrs  Petty, Harroo and Fingland, and Mrs.  E. J. Kendall to Herbert J. Wilson, of  Nelson for $1*25,000. One thousand  dollars was paid down, and the balance  is to be paid in two. five, eig-ht and  I eleven months.  AX    AGE    OF    MINTXG.  After a lingering illness of many  months Harry J. Pyman passed away at  his home in New Denver, Friday morning at 2 o'clock. About a year ago Harry  weut to Los Angeles, Cal., and there under medical care improved in health for  a time. Financial difficulties were encountered, and finally he was brought  home in a very weak condition. From  his arrival here he gradually became  weaker, until death relieved him of his  suffering. He was 23 years 9 months of  age. Funeral services were held in the  Methodist church Saturday afternoon atj  3:30, Rev. Roberts officiating, and Lie vs. j  Cleland and Yates assistinir. The band,  of which in life Harry  was  a member,  led the solemn march to the little clearing on the hill, where,  in   the  shade of  wild    woods,    the. emaciated  frame  of   and for all the important minerals  New Denver's once brightand humorous  printer boy was  tenderly lowered to its  earthly  rest,   'mid  sorrowing  hearts of  father, mother and friends.  The floral pieces contributed by friends  were many and  beautiful,  and literally  covered the coffin :    Mr. and Mrs. Chas.  Aylwin a wreath of white poppies; Mrs.  Bolander, cross of  roses; Mrs.  Thompson, pillow of roses;   Mr. and Mrs. Nes-  bitt, anchor   and   crescent   of   daisies;  Mesdames  M&theson  and  Taylor, altar  bouquets and huge pillow of white wild  flowers  with   monogram  worked  in   of  pansies; Dr. and Mrs. Brouse, basket of  roses; handsome bouquets by Mesdames  Brindle, Williams,  Sproat and Merkely,  Miss Williamson and Mr. Matheson.  The development work now proceeding on the Arlington.  Springer creek,  is not  only benefitting that section of  country at large, but is demonstrating  the property to be a wealth producer of  no mean merit.     Under  ihe manage-  agenient of W. F. DuBois everything is  running smoothly, with W. Lettrick as  foreman.     There  are   three   shifts  of  eight hours, 14 men being employed in  | all. and more will be put on as opportunity permits.      The   main   shaft   is  clown to the 130 foot level, and very  little difficulty is now  being met from  water.    A station has been blocked out  and drifting commenced on the vein.  The shaft cut through  the vein, showing on the incline 25 feet of ore, which  is classed as concentrating,  and   is all  put over the dump.     Farther up the  hill a level is being  run  from the surface, for which  a new   car   and  track  have been installed       Later on a third  level is to be commenced near the creek,  to lie followed by the erection of a large  concentrator,    which    will    treat   the  dumps and all ledge matter before ship-    ! nient.    No   shipments  of ore   will   be  Never before in the world has there | made, for some months. The successful  been such general and widespread ac- j working of the Arlington is a boom to  tivity in mining in all parts of the world, ! Slocan 'City, especially as  let by contract.     Lardeau and Denver  streets are already open to traffic.  Work will be started on Aug. 1st on  200 feet of tunnel work to be driven on  the Guinea Gold and Scottish Canadian  Go's properties. Supplies and tools are  being taken to the properties.  A shaft sunk to a depth of 15 fset on  the Klondike group, has exposed a lead  four feet in width which contains about  six inches of a galena ore chute which  runs 180 ounces silver, 50 per cent, lead  and S4 gold.  Trout Lake has many very rich properties, but the richest of them���indeed,  one of the richest things opened up in  British Columbia���is the Nettie L. Just  imagine, says the Topic, ore the pick of  a shipment of which ran $121 to the sack.  This was the case with five sacks of  Nettie L. ore���equivalent to $1 a pound.  The balance of the 15 ton shipment went  $440 to the ton.  Development work on the Little Robert  group of eight claims is showing that  property up to great advantage. The  lead is about five fcet wide and where  v, orkis being prosecuted it contains a  streak of 18 inches of solid ore besides  several smaller stringers. The ore is  galena and assays 441 ounces silver, 47  per cent, lead and 5.^ per cent, copper,  making a total value of $326 per ton.  Hammond Bros.' pack train of Sandon,  has been engaged to move the balance  of the ore lying sacked at the Beatrice  mine, at the head of Mohawk creek, and  work will be resumed by Beer Bros, of  Nelson. A shipment of eighty tons of  ore taken out last winter was made about  ten days ago. It is expected that as soon  as the property is put in shape for development it will'become a steady shipper  as it is known to be one of the best in  the Lardeau.  who are working prospects,  which have  never produced any return to their owners, are employing men at the Union rate  of wages, and you use this  as  an  argument adverse to the mine-owners.   Now,  sir, in  all  due  deference  to yourself I  view this state of affairs in quite an opposite manner:   Those who are working  now at such  a   great   disadvantage to  themselves are only  those  who cannot  afford to wait.    It may be that the owner of a  prospect  has gathered together  from unwilling friends a  few  hundred  dollars wherewith to prospect his claim,  in which case he is in a hurry  to  try to  prove something and thus to be in a position to ask for further funds;   or, maybe, certain parties have lomg since made  plans for  doing work on  a  small scale  this summer, and  cannot afford  to  lie  around in idleness until this dispute settles itself; or it is possible that directors  of certain  companies,  who know  that  their shareholders are none too satisfied  with their operations in  the  past,  dare  not suspend work  for obvious  reasons.  Upon the weak owners  tlie  miners' union has got the cinch, but  the fact that  some parties find it expedient to accept  their terms does not prove their case.  And, sir, is it not a dangerous doctrine to put forward as an argument that  such and such a mine ought to pay a  high rate of wages because it can afford  to do so? If this principle were applied  to every day life and the price of commodities fixed on a scale of  wnat a rich  To the second   we   would   reply:   The  standard scale of wages in the Slocan is  and has always been  $3.50 a day for underground miners.   The mine operators  had no more right to  combine  together  and, without considering  the rights of  the miner,  determine  what they would  pay for that labor, than they would have  to set a price upoii any  and  all supplies  bought for the mines.     We do  not believe it, is a dangerous  doctrine  to say  that the miners  have  a  right  to  set a  price on their labor.     They are justified  in  refusing  to work  at   the  operator's  scale, as much so as a grocer would be in  refusing to sell his goods  at the buyer's  own price.   Three fifty a day is not asked  because the mines can  afford  to pay it.  The   assertion   that   the  press   of  the  province    has     minimized     the   mat- -  ter is not well mr.de.    The press  has repeatedly pointed out the  gravity of the  situation ; how little hope there  was of  getting miners at $3 a  day when  other  camps were glad to get good men at $3.50;  how unfortunate it was  that   the operators should combine to  force"down the  wage scale without  first  trying  to amicably settle the difficulty,  and. further,  how great would be the  loss  to the district if the payrolls were cut down $1,000  a day.   All this  has  been  pointed out.  It is true, the  press  has  not magnified-  the power of the operators to force down  the scale.    A   newspaper  would be  untrue to the distiict if it did  so, and thus  lend its aid  to  whipping  the  workmen  into line to accept the curse of low waces.  The operates can very  easily settle the  difficulty by receding from  the position  first taken���that they could  dictate the  wage scale for the Slocan.    If they  can  do so whv  are  thev not  working  their  man can afford  to  pay,  some  of  us,   I   mines today?   In all fairness, we believe  fancy, would get very badly left.  I think it is unwise to try to minimize,  as the press of the province is doing, the  evil which is ensuing from the present  deadlock. I suppose, up to the present  time, at least half a million dollars have  not changed hands which, were the producing mines woiking, would be in circulation; the withdrawal of such a sum  every six weeks is a very serious matter  indeed.  The situation is very grave and I think  the time has arrived when it ought to be  faced. It is time the mine-owners gave  up sulking in their tents, and time, too,  that the miners' union left off talking  about injustice.    If the two parties were  the operators took the wrong position on  the start and so long as they hold stubbornly to it the difficulty will remain.]  SUPPLEMENTARY    ESTIMATES,  THIS PROMOTERS'  VIEAV OF IT.  It is pretty well understood that the  big company promoters are taking advantage of the present depression in the  Slocan owing to the effort of the operators to force down the wage scale, and  are squeezing   the   price   of nromising  mining properties clown to a point where I t0 endeavor t0 understand one another  they want to get them and buying them I and each t0 see that there j_ a gQod dea]  up. The promoters, therefore, are not| to be said for the other gidej that would  worrying themselves about the situation, j be a beginn-ng.     For ilisrance,  if both  As showing the spirit in which .the) made a mtle concession to start with;  question is treated by this class, the roi-1 if the mine ownere agreed that thev  lowing from the report of the directors i would pav reallv fil.8t-class men $3.50,  of the London and B. C. Goldrields to j but raw hamis would onlv get $3; and if  the shareholders will be of interest: j the ,mion con(.eded that there are manv  "Coming to the Ruth Mine, it had re-j m8n   working  j���   mine8   who   are   not  eently been visited by  Mr.   Fowler, and  they  were  now   expecting   his   report.  The Dominion supplementary estimates brought down last week total  over fiver million and a half dollars.  The important votes to British Columbia are: Yukon district, bridges and  roads, S175.U00; telegraph line from  Bennett to Dawson and Atlin City,  ��147,500; Quesnelle to Atlin, .$225,000;  Rossland public buildings, S15.O00;  Nelson public buildings, 815,000: Victoria customs, SI,000; New Westminster  customs house, post office, etc , S15.000;.  Vancouver drill hall (revote) ��8,000;  Karnloops public buildings -(revote;  ��3,000; Atlin post office fittings, S1.500;  Columbia river at Revelstoke, $10,500;  two fish hatcheries, one on the Fraser  and one on the Skeena. ?1*2,000: legal  expenses Behring Sea arbitration.  $8,000: Indian school, Comox, $500:  Paris exposition,'.?2U0.(ji"i.  the  men _-et  S3.50 a shift.  This  activity is more concentrated and intense in the United States, according to  the New fork Financial News, than  elsewhere, but it is spreading in every i t(nvn ou Monday from Nelson on a tour  BOND HOT.DKII    TO    WORK.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston  arrived in  Ice Cream, .either by the dish or  gallon can be obtained at Nesbitt's, .in  L'osun Hall block.  region. Australia, Africa, China, the  islands of the Pacific. Europe, South  America, British Columbia. British  North America, Mexico, are all in the  rush as well as are the United States.  It is an age of mining.  Thankful Heiirts.  We would ask the people of New Denver, who have so kindly and freely helped  us in our sorrow, and contributed all that  human hand could to tbe comfort of our  boy in his last hours, to aceept in the  fullest measure the heartfelt thanks wej  feel so weak to give.  Mr. and Mrs. F. Pyman  of inspection of the various properties  in which he is interested. He confirmed the statement that he had just  let a contract for work to be done on  the Bondholder group, Ten Mile summit. The contract is for tunnel work  and will be a continuance of the old  workings. This property is most advantageously situated and has had the  Enterprise vein proven to within 2,000  feet of its lines Two or three years  ago it was worked by a good force and  much stock was sold, but has since had  j a somewhat chequered, career. Mr.  j Campbell-Johnston is confident of be-  ! ing able to turn'Mi ovei? shortlv for a  What is'a hero ? . A man who takes a i ���'?oocl figure-   The working'of the Bond-  cold bathevery morning. j holder.wi.U he4pvout Ten^Mi.legreatly. .  He (the chairman) next came to a property about which they had heard something���the Enterprise. This mine, in  common with the Ymir and the While-!  water, had been closed in consequence!  of the "strike." Immediately the strike '  was over they would develop the prop-1  erty and proceed to the erection of a con j  ccntrator. The strike was affecting them i  in two ways. First of all, it stopped the !  development of their mines, and second-1  ly. it stopped the issue of the company.!  Everything was ready for the launching-  of the company, which they 'anticipated ���,  would result in a large profit to th'-m, as j  well as to those who were associated !  with them; but in view of the strike;  they deemed it wise not to make any j  issue. Speaking generally, although  this strike had delayed them it had had  one good effect. It had made the owners of properties more or less developed  a little less exorbitant in their demands.  In other words, they were able to buy  properties to greater advantage than if  things had gone on smoothly and there  had been do strike."  m   mines   who   are  worth $3.50 for an eight-hour shift, that;  would be something gained.    The boarding house question   might also  form   a  point of discussion.  Unfortunately we are   the victims of a  gross error of judgment  on   tlie  part of  the government of this province, and it j '"''-'��� willing '����� empl<��y  will require much good senee, tact and j "ion. hut cannot secun  coolness on the part of us all to straighten out matters; but if both sides are going to assume an absolutely uncompromising position things are bound to go  from bad to worse.  I am, sir, your obedient servant,  The Max ox the Fence.  Julv 23, 1S00.  cannot   ��;i:t   .mux.  Now that the Monitor mine, near  Three Forks, has passed into new hands  the purchasers are desirous of extensively developing the property.     They  a hi._- force of  them, as -S3 per  day of eight hours will not attract the  miners. The management, stares the  property cannot afford to pay more than  *?:-]. thouirh the .Monitor is rockoue I one  the richest of  the.  Claim .1 >mi|><*  oca ii properties.  I limp"!*.  The eight-hour law in Colorado -has  been declared, unconstitutional..by the  supreme court, of vhat state."  ["The Man on the Fence" failed to  send his name with this communication,  but we publish it because it reflects the  operators' side of the question. If he  were a rooster it would not be difficult  to discern whose corn field he expected  to get into. The communication brings  outmany good points, and Boine bad ones.  Aside from his assumptions in the first  paragraph that part of it is alright. But  it is not fair to assume that any man or  company is working a property for any  other purpose than to make a mine out  of it, and if it is deemed expedient to  bay $3.50 a  day,  so   much the better.  not   the  happy  claim   jumpers.  | Atlin is apparently  ! hunting ground for  J udg-e Irving hasthreatened to imprison  them if it can be proven that the jumpers have done any work on the claim,  and the vigilance committees have notified them of their intention of first literally "wiping the floor" with them. One  claim Jumper on Pine creek put in a  test case. His name was Skeene and  he was well known as a hotel proprietor  in the district. After he had jumped  the claim the boys "jumped" him and  when they got through he was found  lying in a ditch, senseless and black  and blue all over. Claim jumping in  the district is dull now.  ���/���*��� THE LEDGE, NEW DlfiNVEK, B.C., JULY- 27, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months :   .���< .75  Six "  1.25  Twelve  "         -. .< 2.00  Tkkke years 5.00  Transient Advertising, ib cents'per line iirst in  ���sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement,  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondenee from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. 'Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish.. Ahvays send something good  no matter how ernde. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest.   would make it all the better for him.  Ifheeould kill 10,000 his reception  would be immense upon his return  home. The community would be en  fete, bands would play, women would  kiss him and his life would be a long-  sip ot honeved pleasure. That is the  difference between wholesale and retail murder  THE    HIIOff>'S.  A pencil cross in tins square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once a train to look at  your collateral.  f BURSDAf,  JULY 27. 1899.  SCKAJPs FKOM THK  EDITOR'S DKSK.  Thousand's'of people break down in  health every year from overwork.  None of them live in New Denver.  Licking stamps sometimes brings  on cancer of the tongue. Licking an  editor often brings on sudden death.  Many naked bathers have recently  been arrested near Toronto. This is  an outrage that would n,it even occur  in the Sandwich Islands.  R. E. L. Brown, better known as  Barbarian Brown, has applied to the  U." S. government for intervention to  secure his claim against Oorn Paul's  erovernment in the Transvaal for ��1, -  812, COO. Brown is well-known in the  Slocan, having large interests at  Whitewater. His sobriquet of Barbarian was given to him owing to his  connection with a paper of that name  in Idaho. It also helped to distinguish him from Dirty Shirt Brown  and Kettle Belly Brown, two characters famous around Spokane in old  boom days. In the Slocan we at one  time had to nick-name the Browns in  order to distinguish them. We had  Corduroy Brown, Chipmonk Brown,  Charcoal Brown, and Painter Brown,  L the latter better known a_ Step Ladder  Brown  in the world. The fringe only has  been cut. The Douglas pine, cedar,  spruce, Alaska pine, and other timber  standing in the railway belt is esti  mated to amount to 25,000 million  j board feet. The coast also is heavily  wooded as far north as Alaska; there  is no white pine, but spruce attains  perfection. The total exports of wood  and its manufactures from the Dominion amount to over, seven million  sterling per annum, .Quebec and Ontario sending nearly two-thirds of  this amount, while almost the whole  goes to the United States and to Great  Britain in nearly equal quantities,  the advantage, however, being on  the side ot the former.  rUmfliTfc DiH���hnThiTnitiTnTHT-i^'*'  oetreal  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund :������-.:��� 6,000,000.00  Undivided-profits':   : 1,102,732.72  HEAD    OFFICE,   MOXTKEAL.  r  \  Rt.  STOCK OF (i(HiU    INCRKASINO.  Vancouver has always be,n noted  for being a wet city. It is much drier  now than at any time in its history.  The gin mills are closed on Sunday.  Nelson people are alarmed because  frogs have been seen in the reservoir  of their water supply. No need for  alarm until they see snakes in their  scotch and soda.  For some reason some of the Toronto  papers must be enamored with the  Golden Star mine. It looks as though  the love was caused by the power of  some broker's gold.  Four hundred United States editors  passed through B. C. the other day  without taking a look at the Slocan.  Being innocent, they will never miss  what they might have seen.  The Standard Oil Co. has secured  the oil trade of Canada and now they  are after the iron. This octupus will  likely get what it wants as it is much  stronger evidently than the present  government of the Dominion.  The Nelson Miner states that 57  men are working at the Athabaska  for $3 a shift, and that the miners at  the Wakefield are working on a $3  basis. This is no doubt pleasing to  the Miner and other papers of its  class.    The papers say that millions of dollars worth of gold continues to come  from the Klondike. We believe it,  although not from ocular demonstration, as we have not seen enough of  the yellow this summer to plug a  back tooth.  GOKS   TO    KXRICH  'UXCK SAM.  In a news report telling of the  bringing down from the Klondike by  the steamship Garonne of 550 passengers (mostly, if not all, booked for the  states) together with some three million dollars worth of gold dust, the  following significant paragraph ap  pear :    .  "The Canadian Bank of Commerce  sent down no less than $1,000,000 in  dust, all of which will go to Seattle  as the bank officials say that the lack  of a mint in Canada renders it easier  for them to dispose of their dust on  the American side of the line."  Of the other two millions divided  in smaller lots among the passengers j Stl.ee(. Jom.nal this annual production  The production of the precious metal for 1899 is estimated at $340,000,000  The returns for the first four months  of this year show that the ratio of increased production continues and will  add $50,000,000 to the production ot  1898, which was $290,000,000, bringing the 1899 total production up to  $340,000,000. The increase in Africa  alone if maintained for the rest of the  year will make the output of the  country $26,000,000 more than it was  in 1898. For the period ot 30 years  (1861-1890) the average annual production in the world was very evenly  maintained at $115,000,000, never  running below 90 million nor above  130 millions. For the seven years  (1893-1899) we find, the annual average double that or 230 millions, increasing from 157 millions in 1893 to  340 millions in 1899.  The Director, Mr. Roberts, of the  United States mint estimated that in  1897, 25 per cent, of the production of  1897 went into manufactures and arts,  75 per cent, of the estimated production of 1899 at the same ratio will  supply for monetary uses this year  $255,000,000.    Accord ing to the Wall  Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mouxt Rostal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S, Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.   ������'������.'  New Denver branch  \ E. PITT, Manager  *zsxvzit,vFV<Bi5v&r*a "%sr*3tcy&* "vsr<an ������str*s&,*w*3^arxaTw:;'iiJt itiTTiv  KKKT'.-V  STEPPIV*  TO  OK   I1ANI1.  julia   on   de  New Denver is full of free cows and  horses. They roam around the city  eating up everything in sight without  regard to the price. They made a  sortie on our lawn the other night and  upset the water barrel. If this occurs  again we will whistle t e bull pup,  and flood the market with cheap beef,  and have enough horse meat left over  to supply the American army.  The bubonic plague five centuries  ago killed 25 millions of people in  Europe. It was imported from China,  and notwithstanding the vast amount  used, the Chinese still have some of  it left. They, and the Japs also,  have a tew lines of leprosy, smallpox and other vigorous microbes that  are liable to be thrown on the Canadian market under the fostering care  of our Dominion government. j  Bob Ingersoll crossed the great divide last Friday and passed into the  next formation. He was a great agnostic, opposed to churches, and did  not believe in hell. His manner of  living was above the majority of peo  pie who rti*e continually praying to  have their sins washed away by the  soap of salvation. Bob was practical,  and theories about the future did not  find favor with him. It there is a  future state for us mortals Bob is no  doubt bv this time comparing notes  with Paine and Voltaire.  it is not probable that $10,000 of the  dust will remain in Canada.     When  the Canadian banks must send their  gold dust abroad to dispose of it the  Canadian  people must do likewise.  Canada is a debtor colony, the debt  of the Dominion grows heavier year  after year.    And is it to be wondered  at!   Gold is the standard money of  the world, Canada must meet her obligations in that kind of money, and  in order to do it she must go abroad  and borrow gold, paying the usual 3  per cent, interest for it.    At the same  time our gold in its natural state is  being taken across the line  in  two  and three and four million-dollar lots  where   it   is   sold  and   coined  into  American eagles, and all because we  have not a Canadian mint nor a Canadian money.    Without a  mint and  without a money we are in a worse  condition as a country than the people  of India.     Unlike India we have the  gold and silver to make the money;  but our Dominion  government lacks  the good sense to'establish a  mint in  opposition to  the  wishes of our rag  money mills, called banks.  THK FORESTS OF CANADA.  simply maintained without  increase  for nine years and added to the actual  addition made to the "monetary gold  since 1893 will  make  the  monetary  gold in the world in 1907 double what  it was in 1893.    The annual average  production for the 150 years ending  in 1850 was 132 millions,   and for the  following ten  years  133 millions, or  ten times the   old   average      New  fields were found then.      Now new  fields and new treatment for immense  bodies of ore have been found. In the  report ot the  Mint of   1898  Director  Roberts says:      "There is   the best  of reasons for believing that this increased production  is permanent in  the sense of being probably for years  the recent increase has come from dis |  coveries in methods of reducing ores.  The   known deposits   of  these ore.o  which formerly defied treatment, but  which must yield up their treasures,  give assurance that the present rate  ef production is not likely to soon decline.    On the other  hand   gold production  under these  conditions has,  in great  fields  lately  unknown, assumed the character of a staple manufacturing industry,   and  capital is  available for it in sums which promise  unexampled development  in the future."   No attempt is  made  to  indicate the  tremendous  probabilitv of  this gold inflation  without precedent  in human experience.    The stock of  gold in the United States is estimated  to have been on  the  1st July. 1897.  $696,300,000; on the  1st November,  1898, $825,100,000 making the gain  $228,800,000 in 16 months.    This is a  gain of three and a third  millions a  week.  If i*o' want  to  make  iMnm-ction   in a  heavenly direction,  When yo' hea' de halicluyali trumpet  sound,  Yo' hah got to keep a walk in", keep yo'  feet fo'eber knockiir  Got to  keep 'em   pattin  ground.  If yo' l.-tigs de git a ackin" an' yo' knees  (ley git a shakin",  An' yo' craw 's a  nuinin' mighty short  ob sand,  An' yo' eyes dey git a  leak in", (loan yo'  nevah, nevah weaken���  Keep a steppin' to de music oh de band.  Poom-pah, poom-pali. pooin-pali, poom-  pah,  Lissen to de ol' bass lio'n,  It's gwine to be. a toot-in'  When de planets am a shootin'  An' a bustiir on de resurrect ion ino'n.  ft 's a tellin' yo' to hurry  An' to nevah', nevah. worry,  Man-bin'upwa'd  to de happy promis'  land,  But yo' got to keep a goin",  Keep a heelin' an' a toe-in"  To de music of de liallelnyali band..  When  de resurrection  tlnmdel'   splits  creation all asuiidah.  An' de lightnin' am a llashin' in do sky,  When de watahs ob de ocean git into a  wild commotion,  An' de buzzards to de  wildernesses fly,  Ask de bressed Lawd  to guide yo', fo'  to come- an' ma'ch beside yo','  Fo'to hurry  down  an' take  yo'by de  hand;  Doan yo'nevah.  nevah  I'alteli,  keep a  clingin' to de halteh,  An' a steppin' to de music ob de band.  Poom-pah. poom-pah, poom-pah, poom-  pah,  Lissen to de ol" bass ho*n,  It 's a gwine to be atootin'  When de planets am a shootin'  An' a bustin' on de resurrection mo'n,  It's a tellin' yo' to hurry.  An' to nevah. nevah, worry,  Marchin' upwa'd to de happy promis'  land,  But yo'got to keep a goin',  Keep a heelin an' a toein',  To de music ob de halleluyah band  ��� Denver Post  o. s.  RASHDALL.  -Votary I'ubiiiv  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT.' SOLD   AND BONDED.   INVITED���-  Abstracts of Title to mineral-claim.!?.  CORRESPONDENCE  T.D. WOODCOCK & Co.,  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. C.  I walk the bosky path by the sea  AloiK1. yet- not alone, f- >r at my feer  Press the ylad flowers with  sprVrkliiisr (:\cr< sweet  To tell their names and histories to me.  All else in mood discordant seems to br-;  , Harsh cries ol'irulls, the I >w wave"' sullen beat.  i The wind that tries its voicing ineoin ilete.  I The 1'os.r that comes in chill nv tony.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Ha�� ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and tlie Dining Room is provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  __MIcCetll\xm &, Co.,  SLOCAN CITY, B.  0.  ��� tan_-lcd vi'ilets trrow.  Maud, lived Wordsworth  The pimpernel, where  Whispers'if English  knew  Yon tallsnired fox_lo\v with its 1,,-Msof blue:  Their old romance the bleeding hearts confess.  Would that   life's  friends   to   \n��   miirlit alwavs  sh  w  Such sweet companions'ii;!. such friendliness!  ���Lillian H. Shuey.  If you want fmit. for nrcservii):.  011 Williams He supplies it at.  rio-ht price and at tlm right time.  call  the  savy-and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handlino- all kinds of  Blasting-, Mining and Sporting' Powders.    Also Blacksmith "s  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  MINERS WANTED.  The United States Consul at Montreal, in a recent report on the forests  ol Canada, estimates the timbered  area in the Dominion at 1�� million  square miles, or over 37 per cent of  the total area. The proportion varies  from nearly 75 per cent, in British  Columbia to 40 per cent, in Manitoba,  and 30 per cent, in the North-west  Territories. The quantity of pine cut  annually is said to be a thousand  million board feet, and the supply at  this rate will  last 40 years.     The  growth of new wood,   in spite of the |    The   Tangier Mine,   Ltd.    Albert  regulations, is said not to be equal to' Canyon,   B.   C,   requires six   goodj  the amount cut.    In Ontario the im-! miners. Wages, $3.50 per day-not $3'  portant tree  is the  white or Weymouth pine,  but there are  also  the  red pine, spruce, hemlock, and others.  The   valuable black  walnut,   tulip,  plane and coffee trees are almost extinct.    The quantity  01*  value of the  timber in the province of Ontario is  almost unknown,   as  there are mill- j  ions of acres  unexplored.     Quebec, j  with its newly-:elded territory, is now j  a larger province even than Ontario. 1  Vast   regions to the  north  are  an- i      .  -)f TTF-p WT��  known.    The white pine is the most 1 *~ivU^ U Li 1  ��__< 1 ft  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  e  DANDY WAGONS  Going" at���  Imported  Goods of rough  texture  are Popular  this season.  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for  Commercial  Mining and  Men.  each  SOME    DIFFERENCE.  There is a great deal of difference  between retail and wholesale murder.  If a man commences to kill people on  a small _cale the law  will crush his  enterprise and elevate him as speedily  as possible to a position where his feet  cannot touch the ground.    At his funeral there will be no flowers and little  sadness.    If the same man would join  the army in time of war he would And  the business run upon different lines.  In his capacity of a soldier the more  -of the human race he could slaughter  pine  important tree, as in Ontario; but it  *s rapidly disappearing. Good spruce  is found in many districts; there is a  great waste of hemlock on account of  the bark. Some of the best cedar  areas in the Dominion are on the  north shore of New Brunswick. An  unsurveyed area of about two millions of acres on the Upper Resti-  gouche is reported to be full of good  spruce and cedar. The once rich  pine forests have been greatly impoverished. The same is true of  Nova Scotia; a quantity of good  spruce is left here, but is also being  wasted. British Columbia possesses  the largest compact timber resources  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City. Proprietors.  Choice Wines  Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  HOTEL  w  S. DllEWKY  Kaslo. B.C  H. T.Tu-ifsi:  Xfw Denver. B.C.  G ball, going at  HAMMOCKS  __��^  each  per cent,  discount  How is your outfit of fishing tackle? Fly fishing is  just starting.  ���s  Drug & tsuok Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday houv*: t to i< p. ��n.  The Condition of  Affairs  Does not affect the quality  of the liquid tonics at. the  IVAN HOP: HOTEL, in  Sandon. If you do not  think so call in and ask  the landlord   for further information.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor*.  Civil and Mir.inpr Engineers.  Bed fo rd. McXei 1 Cod e.  /tSTRashdall & Fauquier. Agents.  Tj**    G.  FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Xaknsp. B.C.  JJOWARD WEST.  Assoc. R S M. London, En.vr  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Projterties   examined    and   reported on  for   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office anil Chemical  La I (oratory. Bellt-  vneave. New Denver. BC.  .ICiIIX V. I'ERKS. Prop  HOT AIR  HEATED 1!V  and Electric  Bells and Liirht in every room.  Larue and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Re.i.-onable Rates.  3TOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and departing liy night trains  J\{i L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 27, 189.9.  Sixth Yeah  MINING   RECORDS  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded cur\ag the  Week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  July 17���Skudianes, Silver mt, A Jacobson anl B Anderson.  July 18���Marion No 2, reloc Dora, MeGuigan cr, Jas Brown. Josey, Carpenter cr, J J Foley. Corncracker fr, nr  New Denver, N W Mining Syndicate.  July 19���Nellie Bly fr, west fk Carpenter, F C Porter. Night Hawk, nr  Sandon, T W Fitzgerald. Nellie, How-  son cr, M Smith.  July 20���Fairmount, Granite mt, W  Valentine, agent for Lydia Schwarze.  July 21���Arabia, nr hd Twelve Mile,  H D McLellan. Fairview, Payne mt, H  Anderson. Pacific, nr Three Forks, DJ  McDougald. Atlantic, same, DM Mc-  Dougald. Broken fr, nr Payne tram,  DM McDougald. I.. Oanadinne, Granite cr,.G H Dawson. Contact, Four Mile  cr, V H Behne. Henrietta, Granite mt,  C McNichol, rgent for D A McDonald.  You Bet, Grauite mt, C McNichol. Etnaj  fr, Frisco hill, T Avison.  July 22���Mellon Hole, n fk Carpenter,  S Thompson. B C fr, Payne mt, S Fisher.  Julv 24���Patterson, Payne rat, S S  Cameron.  ASSESSMENTS.  July 18���I N L. Jessie fr, Old Tom  Moore. 19���Golden King. 20���Phoenix.  21���Happy Delivery, Ada Bell, Shady,  Kelso. 22���England, Ireland, Scotland,  Wester Boy, Hudson. 24���G O P, Snow  Flake, Mountain View, Fulton, Ontario,  Tiptop, Mae B, Ophir.  CEimriCATI* OK IMPROVKMKNT.  July 24���Havana.  TRANSFERS.  July 18���Rugby fr. %, V D Ahier to  Geo W Hughes, June 28.  Rugby, %, P D Ahier to Scottish Colonial Co, June 28.  July 21���Butterfly, Champion, Inter-  navional, A R Marino, 0 J Marino, C  Rollo to Frank Kellv, option to Novl,  1900. . ,  July 22���Marion, %, James Brown to  M Lees, July 18.  July 24���Monitor No 2, Hustler fr,  G Pettv, E Harrop, A R Fingland, Mrs  E J Kendall to 11 J AVilson, July 8, bond  in sum of $125,000.  SLOCAX    CITY'   DIVISION.  ers said they were tired of the useless  search for minerals, and they proposed  pushing- steadily on to the Grand Canyon for a rest and hunting". Scott said  he believed there was a lot of unfound  mineral territory between that locality  and the Colorado river. The two miners smiled at his tenderfoot credulity,  and said he was welcome to all he found  They tramped over the rocks and extinct volcanic craters towards the canyon, while Scott hired a pack horse and  went off to the northwest, toward the  White Hills silver mines. He had not  been gone ten days before he came upon soil indications of a highly mineralized formation beneath. In a day more  he had found enough outcropping-s to  assure him of the presence of valuable  ore running-in a series of long* narrow  ledges in the hills of the desolate valley  where Chloride has since sprung up.  When the assays showed ore which  yielded 12? ounces of silver, 30 per cent,  lead and about S8 in gold to the ton,  Scott could have shouted with joy.  With such a showing he quickly interested capital, and the development of  the ore bed began forthwith. Mr. Scott  sold his interest in the three mines last  year for $175,000. The two miners  from whom he parted at Ash Fork on  that August day in 1896 are this season  prospecting among* the Tuolcrso Mountain, in New Mexico. Mr. Scott and his  family are traveling* in Japan.  ONTARIO'S MINEKAL   PRODUCTION.  LOCATIONS.  July 17���Black Jack, Lemon cr, Wm  Fortin. Magda, reloc Little Gold Locks,  Caldwell ciy Dan Hanlon. Silver Star,  Springer ck, Thos Mulvey.  July 18���Gertie R fr, summit Springer  and Ten Mile. D J Weir.  20���Greenwood, reloc' Snow Storm,  Springer cr, Jno D Reid. Deadwood,  Springer cr, Wm Harris. La Belle Marie,   reloc  Viking  No   2,   Paul  Hauck.  21���Snowbound, bet Lemon cr and  2nd n fk, W L Potter. Providence, Mineral cr, II D Curtis. Highland fr,Lemon  cr, Wm Harris. Black Hill, reloc Reco,  1st n fk Lemon, J W Kyte.  22���Hardware, reloc Vancouver No 3,  1st n fk Lemon cr, Jno P Aitcheson.  Pearl fr, reloc Caledonia, 2d n fk Lemon  cr, J M M Benedum. Hoboken, reloc  Standard, Crusader Hill, AlexM Rogers.  .     ASSKSSMKNTS.  July 15���Great Britain fr, Little Giant,  Sunset, Francis M. 17���Pureton, U&I,  Three Guardsmen, Clipper, Free Gold  fr, Sampson, Lone Dutchman, Hub, Key  West, Sumpter. 18���Lilly B, Rainbow,  Bertta, 2 vrs. 19���Portobello, Black  Duck.' 20���Bland No 2, Tiger No 7,  Deadwood, Governor Altgeld, Bosswell  fr, Jinnie, Time, Killarney, Stratford,  Morris, Katie, Bryan. 21���Two Flags,  Black Prince, Clipper.     22���Bachelor.  CKHTIKICATES OF iMl'ttOVEMEXT.  July 15���Barnett, Little Montana.  17���Horseshoe.  TKANSKKHS.  July 14���Buxom Belle, )_, Geo Nichol  to L K Larson.  July 20���Dundas No 2, 1-6, Cornelius  Murphv and Jos D Doiron to J no Elliott,  $500.    * ,__  LUCK OF A TJSXDKRFOOT.  With regard to Ontario's mineral production for 1898 nickel is still her most  extensively developed industry. The  copper and nickel mines of the Sudbury  country gave employment to an average'of <510 men during 1898, and the  wages paid to them amounted to ��315,-  500; as against ��253,256 in 2897, and  S-240,151 in 1896. All the ore produced  was smelted, reduced to matte, and.  then exported to the United States to  be refined; 8,373,560 pounds of refined  copper were produced, valued at $268,-  0S0, and the product of fine nickel was  5,567,690 pounds, valued at ��514,220.  These valuations are based upon the  selling price of the, matte, which is  figured to be one-third of the market  price of the refined metal. The total  value of both metals produced in 1898  was 8782,300, and in 1897 was but 8559,-  710. In 1896 it stood at ��247,151. The  gold bullion produced during 1898 was  16,075 oimces, valued at ��271,906, but  this does not include the product of one  mine on the Seine River. In 1897 the  bullion product was 11,412 ounces; in  1896, 7,154 ounces; and in 1895 it was  but 3,038" ounces. It is expected that  the presort year will show a much  heavier increase, both relatively and  positively than the past four years. The  iron product during 1S9S wasas follows:  Pig iron, 48,253 short tons, valued by  the selling price at ��530,789. The industry employed 130 men, and the total  wages paid was ��61,476 During the  present year the product will be increased by the recent establishment of  the Deseronto smelter, no returns from  which will be included in the above  figures.  INDIAN    FIGHTING.  Hze the good things of British Columbia.  But how the position has changed! A  few years ago the United States could  not develop her own industries without  our aid; but now she is taking our development in hand."  THK     QUEEN     BESS     PROPRIETARY.  The prospecting experience of James  B. Scott, who found the Wallapi group  of mines at Chloride, in Mojave county,  Ariz., is, says the New York Sun, worth  relating. Scott was in the mining region less than a year, and he had prospected with two experienced miners  less than four months when he actually  stumbled upon the Prince, the Texas  and the Faithful mines, which together  are yielding ��80,000 a month in silver  and ]ead. Scott came west for his  health. He had been a tutor in chemistry at the University of Ann Arbor,  Mich., and knew metallurgy as taught  in the college laboratory. Very naturally, he drifted into the mining regions  of Arizona. He.was at United Verde  mine at Jerome., Ariz , for a few weeks,  and then went to Harqua Hala mines  at Ehrenberg, on the Colorado river.  When the summer of 1.896 drew near  Scott felt tho heat of southern Arizona  severely. He proposed that a party ol  miners should go across the Territory'  to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado  for the summer, making the trip on  horseback, and prospecting along the  way. Two miners fell in with the plan  at once, but several other old-time, prospectors pooh-poohed the idea of looking  for mineral wealth along the route from  Harqua Hala, 200 miles northward to  the Grand Canyon.  "Why, young man," said they, "there  is no more chance of finding a ledge of  any sort of pay ore in that country than  there is of catching humming-birds in  the Arctic region. The whole .country  was run over by prospectors before you  were born, and there's fool prospectors  who have chased over the hills every  month since There is no mineral up  that way "  But Scott and two miners, nevertheless, started out for a summer at the  Grand Canyon, and they went prospecting along the way. That was in May,'  1896  A scout, who served with Custer,  tells this story of the closing scene of  one of the General's battles with Indians  in Oklahoma:  "After returning to the village I  heard a heavy firing down the river, in  the direction of Cook's sharpshooters.  I rode rapidly in that direction, and  found a small party of warriors, with  their women and children, at bay under  the embankment. During a freshet the  bank had been undermined, causing it  to cave in. The mass of dirt made an  excellent barricade, the Indians getting  between it and. the bank, They were  protected from above by the overhanging turf, which had not been carried  down by the dirt The Indians were  firing at the sharp-shooters on the other  side of the river. The latter were unable to dislodge them, but poured a hail  of bullets on them. The shots of the  Indians became fewer and fewer, until  they ceased altogether. The warriors  were dead. It w-��s then that I saw a  terrible example of aCheyennemother's  despair. A squaw arose from behind  the barricade, holding a baby at arm's  length. In her other hand was a long  knife. The sharpshooters mistook the.  child for a white captive, and yelled:  ���Kill that squaw; she's murdering a  white child.' Before a gun could be  lired the mother, with one stroke of the  knife, disembowelled the child, drove  the knife to tlie hilt into her own breast  and was dead. A trooper poked his  carbine over the embankment and shot  her through the head, but it was a  needless crueltv."  Run  by Yankee Capital.  The London Financial News pertinently says : To judge from Mr. Abraham  Smith's consular report to Washington  on "Mining and Trade in British Columbia," this important Province of the  Canadian Dominion is being largely run  by Yankee capital. The mineral resources of Vancouver Island are being  pushed "largely by United States capital." The Victoria Lumber and Manufacturing Company is "composed almost  wholly of United States capital," and so  on:.   The mines "are  stocked  with Yam  The report of the directors of the Queen  Bess Proprietary Company, Ltd., for the  period from 22nd September, 1897, to  31st March last, and presented at the  meeting held in London on 13th inst.,  states that a net profit has been earned  of ��9,548, from which has already been  paid an interim dividend of 6d. per share,  absorbing ��2,500, and leaving an available balance of ��7,048. This the directors recommend should be appropriated  as follows: In payment of a further  dividend of 6d. per share, ��2,500; in  writing off one-third of the total amount  spent on development work at the mine,  ��2,728; in payment to the directors of 5  per cent, on the dividends paid (��5,000),  ��250; in payment to the late managing  director under the terms of his agreement with the company of 1 percent, on  the dividends paid, ��50; and carry forward to next account ��1,520�����7,048.  The directors think that the result is  satisfactory, especially when the fact is  taken into consideration that until the  past winter no regular shipments of ore  were made as, acting under the advice of  the engineer in charge, the energies of  the management were till then largely  directed to the opening up and development of the mine. At 31st March last a  total of over 3,500 feet of tunnelling had  been completed, besides a large amount  of work done in putting in the necessary  upraises and winzes to connect the various levels. Ore was being stoped in each  of the five levels, and to give some idea  of the capacity of the mine it maybe  mentioned that the ore shipped in the  month of March, 1899,' was 763 tons.  The output for the period under review  averaged a gross value of ��14 per ton,  the average cost of mining, sorting, haulage,etc., was ��3 6s. 8d. per ton, and the  average cost of freight, treatment and  duty was ��6 9s, 9d., making together ��9  16s. 5d., and leaving a profit per ton of  ��4 lis. Recent returns from the mine  show that considerable reductions have  been made in the cost per ton of mining,  and also in the freight and treatment  charges. Further economies are also  being effected in the general administration of the company's affairs. The total  amount spent on development to 31st  March last amounts to ��8,183, and notwithstanding the fact that this develop,  ment has opened out large bodies of ore  ready for stoping, the directors have  thought it wise to write off one-third of  the total amount expended against the  proceeds of the ore already mined. Two  of the directors���Messrs. John Visger  Miller and Chas. K. Milbourne���have  resigned their seats on the board, and  Messrs. Robert B. Archibald and Chas.  S. Drummond have been duly appointed  directors of the company to fill the vacancies so created. Mr. C. K. Milbourne  has also resigned his position as managing director in British Columbia, and  Captain T. J. Duncan has been appointed  general manager  in   British  Columbia.  John Williams will soon have for  sale large quantities of red, white and  blackcurrants. Leave your orders  early.   During last week there, were over 60  lmMtions of mineral claims recorded at  the Nelson office, and the assessments  recorded have averaged twenty per  day.   Williams has a consignment of juicy  melons just in. and more to follow.  Have a bite at'them. They are delicious.   SLOGAN   ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994   tons.     Janiiarv   1st. 1S99,   to  July 22d :  Week.     Tnt:il  Pay in>  o.-'Tl  Lust Chaiice  2,2ir>  Sloea ii Star  S48  S.-i nphire  -S3  Coin  '12  Ajax    '.v  40  Sovereign  20  R-i-u  1*1'  Ivmlv..; :������ 11!'  Treasire Vault :.. IU'  Trade Dollar  ���'��             :Vi  Libertv Hiil  ���')  MaiuV.n '������ la  Wonderful  <           ������-':,  Mali'* Mines    ��� "<*<'  Qnreii  Bess  1.1*"  U'ild (too*!1  1")  Monitor  -'>o  Wliite.u-aic.i-  1,1**;'  .lark-on  '.',��              ">"  i'-ii  :���''  Wellington  11  Aiitnine  45  W.'inililer       'I'* .'Sil-i  I ijinlaiii'Me-i   Great- Western    B .sun   Marion   Cii-H-lln   Kicir'ity.'   Vancouver   Wak. Held   Emily Edith   Comstock   Noonday   KnleqiriSe   Tamil rac   Tliis is the season  when it makes the  house very uncomfortable to do-  much eooking. It  is also difficult to  get a good piece  of meat to cook.  Fresh canned meats  are always the best  in hot weather; less  troublesome a n d  more palatable. We  also have a choice  line of picnic goods.  In Footwear you will find the  best���especially in Ladies' and  Misses'uoods tor Summer wear  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  Hunter Bros.  ���     '   ., -.'���������       ."t c,ti- *   * ' -..-,..,'  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  Groceries, Dry Goods,  MEN'S FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE, CARPETS,  BOOTS & SHOES, TINWARE, LINOLEUMS,  HATS & GAPS, CROCKERY, WINDOW  SHADES, CLOTHING.  We carry the best lines that money can buy,  and,   buying* in large quantities, save you the extra profit,  Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood       Grand Forks  &  Twichin  Eyelids  Indicate eyestrain  The slightest hint  of it should not be  neglected.  We test eyes free of  charge, and recommend glasses only  when absolutely necessary. Eyes tested night or day.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Ascents'for B. C. Sugar Refinerv and Roval  City Planing Mills."  NEW DENVER,   B. 0.  Provides ample and pleasant nccommodation lor the traveling- public.  Telegrams for rooms prompt]v attended to.  HENRY STEGE, -        - -       -     ' - Proprietor.  All work Guaranteed.  Agent  for   the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  Q, W/ORIMMETT, ,;  Jeweler amid Optica aim,  Sandon,  Juicy  ���"P.A.nuraroe9-..  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  Wood,  Hav and Grain for Sale.    Ice Houses  Filled.  Livery  and  Bait Stables,  __r*S.-uidle horses and pack train at Ten Mile.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVANCOUVER and  *i'-l.SON,  B.C.  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  . your command at the  New Denver Meat Market.   ���  Fresh Fish  From the  Briney Deep,  s& Butter  from the plains of Western Canada, and  SAUSAGES  from New Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If you are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook this fid.  New Denver Meat Market  Established IS!'.-,. .  E. M. SANDILANDS,  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  Large  And  Comfortable  ^     Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  A*D DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN~TOBAOCOES.  PIPES, &0.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  crv and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  ! Newmarket Block.  New Denver  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  SLOGAN   CITY. - - B.  C.  HT.D." CURTIS,  Mixes;   Real   Estate;   Insurance,  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, ��� B. C.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton. ASSAYER.  SANDOX. B.C.  Min in if Stocks bousht and Sold.   General Asent  lor Sloe-'ui Properties.        Promising   Prospects For Sale.   D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo. B C  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Dray ing-. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  . Graduate of American Colleg-eof Dent.il Surgery  Chicfiir.--  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Phite and Brirl<ro work.  Office, Broken Hill Blk.   Nelson.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  i;o  Ion  IK  MO  _<o  ������II  ;s_o  5S0  (v.i  i_o  L'L'O  lino  20  Total tons.  180.',     la.Si.iO.i  THK GARDEN  CIMMCKKLLA.  The iifciir tree anil tlie cherry tree were dressed in  snowy will e.  But   the tiirdv  little apple tree was in a sorry  ������litfht,  For it <��� mldn't boast a blossom, and if wasn't line  at nil.  And tli ��� doleful  littl: apple  tree felt very, verv  small.  But spring, the fairy of the world, still lingered  on her way,  And she waved her magic wand around, and  magic words did sav.  And with an answering-  blush  and  smile the  happy apple tree  Came olouminfr out in  pink and  rf-hite. the prettiest of the three.  ���Martha Burr Banks.  kee plant, and the inhabitants use Yan-  XUe trio, "reached.",'A'sh Fork . in ! kefe golds'.'"��� We^iope British capitalists-,  August.   There the two: b'ld^titne miii-' %iij-i)ot let -the 'Yankees- quite monopo**-  John William','* has done a rushing-  business jn Rosebery . stratyberrveJ' this  *y*Sfe. ������Seri&'gettiij^ the-ni-, in fresh every  chrv-'���-"-   ������-"���������---"--- ..-...���...-. ���-;':;,;;���'  tfcatothe  I have the largest stock in B. C.  and examine the lates  Call  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITPI EASTERN  PK1CES.       BELTS, BLOUSE SETS. BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  OF   SIX   DIFFERENT   STYLES. OSTRICH FANS.   LORQUETTE CHAIN'S,    BRACELETS.  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS.  Fine Watch Repairing Guaranteed  ;3end by Mail orEx-press  DOVER,  Nelson, jB,C, Sixth Year.  THE LEDG-ifi, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 27. 1899.  MOTHER  EARTH.  Grateful it Is on the wtrm earth to lie,  While purple shadows o'er the far hills pass,  Watching   the   light shod wind bear down  the grass,  Watching the clouds, the pilgrims of the sky.  The breath comes sweet from fields of melilot,  A nH now the soul of Siegfried's magic note  Rings full and clear from a  wood thrush's  vhroat,  And life's sad stress aud burden are forgot.  O mother, genesiiic mother, when  I shall have lived my little human space  So take ine to your nourice lap again  And spread your homely apron o'er my face!  As eleep, not dying, to my thought it seems,  ���With dreamless waking in the dream of dreams.  ���Marguerite Merington in Scribner's.  fii\/.U-.S.  A TRAGIC DUEL.  Last year I went to Besancon to attend  _ friend's wedding. His bride.was the  daughter of one of the wealthiest and best  known families in the city and the affair  was a most brilliant one. When wo were  about quitting the table after the wedding  feast, I felt a hand upon my shoulder. ]  turned. Before ine stood a young captain  of dragoons, a handsome, dashing fellow,  with curly blond hair.  "You do not recognize me," said ho,  smiling.  "In truth,"said I, hesitating, "Icnnnot  remember"���  "I am Gustave Raisant, your old chum  Why, I remember well the first day you  came to the school. You advanced toward  me as I stood in the playground and said,  'Lend me some marbles.' I lent you some,  and we became fast friends at once, and  our friendship lasted for three years."  I grasped his hund warmly, and we aV  once began to talk over old times together  It is always with a certain degree of pleasure that one meets an old chum of school  or college. So we exhausted the subject  of school days and took up our present  prospects. Gustave told me that his were  excellent; he would soon have a commission as major, a lucky advancement for so  young a man. When I prepared to leave,  he accompanied me to the station, and after a cordial farewell we separated.  Months passed, and I heard no more of  Gustave. Finally one morning I saw his  name in the Journal Oihoiel and noted  with pleasure that he had received his expected promotion. With his commission  he had received orders detailing him to a  garrison at Maubeuge, on the Belgian  frontier.  Gne August evening I was taking a  stroll in the Champs Elysees. It was a  little after 9, and around me was the usual  gay crowd of a summer night���prome-  naders by tho hundred; merry people seated  at the little tables in front of the cafes,  smoking, drinking and chatting; to the  right a cafe concert, its front hung with  colored lanterns. Before me the long Avenue des Champs Elysees extended, its  hundreds of lights glimmering like glowworms in the dark. Suddenly I saw a  familiar face by the light of a street lamp  It was Gustave Raisant.  "Hello, major 1" said I, extending my  hand.    "Well met!"  "Ah, is it you?" said he languidly. "1  am glad to see you."  His tone struck rue. I looked at him  attentively. He seemed to have aged much  since I had seen him before. Already there  were gray hairs showing around his temples. Linking my arm with his, I said:  "Come,,let's take a stroll."  "Willingly."  After we had walked some little distance  I gave up attempting to make him converse. He seemed entirely destitute of interest in any topio that I might bring up.  and plunged into melancholy.  "Come, come, Gustave," said I, "you  have something on your mind, haven't  you?"  He hesitated a moment, but   finally re  plied:  "Yes."  "A love affair, I'll be sworn."  Ho was silent, and I repeated  my somewhat   brusque  remark.     There   are some  wounds that will not bear probing.  Suddenly be spoke.  "Listen," said he. "and I shall tell you  the cause of my melancholy. Perhaps 1  am wrong to chafe under it as I do; perhaps you may givo me some good advice  In any event, I shall tell you my story  Since I last saw yen: there has been a tragical event in my life Ola, you have heard  nothing of it. Thanks to the people at  headquarters, the papers were silenced,  and I won't bore you���my story isirt  long, and," he added bitterly, "I think it  is interesting. But it, is old���the old story  of tho parents' sins being expiated by the  children."  He knocked the ash from his cigar, and  then he slowly told his story:  "Last June, as you may know, the reserve forces were ordered out for their  yearly service. We had some of them at  Maubeuge, where I had been stationed  with the Fifty-sixth for a month. One  morning I was about to start for Lille, on  regimental business, in company with a  brother officer of my regiment. We stepped  into a large eating house to take a chop  before tho train left. It was a very large  establishment, with marble tables around  the room, and at one end was a long bar,  where those with light pi'i-ses wore allowed  to take refreshments. Oi table was near  the bar, and at tbe time w_ seated .itir  selves there was a long line of private sol  diers and laborers drinking there. We  talked of various matters, and my com  panion said:  " 'Have you the son of any celebrity  among your recruits:-''  a moment, then was calm. Stil  ine, he said in a choking voice-  "'She is my mother.'  "In a moment I realized the hideous in  ���tilt I had offered him. I ti; tried" with  shame. What could have possessed me  that morning I do not know. No o.'.'i'cor  or gentleman would ever speak ill of a  woman���least of all in public  " 'Let him go!' I cried to the s-oidiers. I  rose, removed my cap, and, buv.-in-:. said:  " 'Sir, I place mvsclf at your disposition.'  "At this moment the whistle of the approaching train was heard. My friend  grasped my arm and dragged nie to the  Station without, where we took the train  for Lille.  "As soon as I could do so I hastened to  the general commanding our division. I  told him all. As you may imagine, he  reprimanded me severely.  " 'What,' said he, 'an officer of your  rank to babble thus in public, like a raw  boy just out of the military sohooll It is  the fault of the war department. They  should not promote men so young as you  to positions of insportance.'  "I privately thought that if I had been  a general the affair would have been tho  came. But I so richly merited his severe  language that I. did not reply.  " 'Well.'said he finally, 'what do you  propose to do?'  " 'There is but one course open to me,  general,' I replied. *I have grievously  offended this young man. I have therefore placed myself at his disposition. Wo  must fight.'  " 'A duel! You are mad! A major  oannot go upon tho field with a private  soldier.'  " 'Goneral, you must allow me to say  that there are certain insults so grave that  military usage must yield to them. Grant  me permission to do this.'  " ' But I cannot.   I have no right to do  BO.'  " 'Then telegraph the minister of war.  " 'He will refuse.*  " 'Well, if that be tho case, I shall notify  George de Ferisset, and we will fight in  Belgium.'  " 'Then you desert?'  " 'Yes, general, I wi desert and then  return for my punishment. I have once  dishonored myself in publicly insulting a  woman. I shall not again do so in refusing satisfaction to her son.'  "The general's perplexity and anger began to pass away. He seemed moved. He  strode up and down the room for some  moments, and finally, turning to mo, said:  " 'Bo it so. Do as you will. Bear in  mind, thdugh, that I know nothing of this  affair. This conversation has not taken  place.'  "I thanked him and repaired to my  quarters. That evening De Ferisset's seconds arrived. They were civilians, as were  also the two friends whom I named to arrange matters with them. The weapon  chosen was the sword, the hour 6 o'clock  the following morning, the place a little  village just within the Belgian frontier. I  put my affairs in order that night, for I  had determined to offer but slight defense.  "At the appointed hour the next day wo  were there. It was a raw, drizzly morning, and the mud was ankle deep. De  Ferisset appeared in uniform. One of my  seconds remarked that he, like the rest of  us, should have come as a civilian. He  replied that he had been insulted as man  and soldier, and that reparation was due  to him as such. I made a sign to my second, and he did not insist.  "We took our places.    It was a curious  spectacle���a private soldier in his uniforn.  facing his superior officer in mufti.  "The swords were crossed. The word  was given. I watched his face with a feverish curiosity. In his eyes there was the  same glare of the day before, the same indecision. Suddenly a strange smile appeared upon his lips���the smile of a broken  heart���a smile I shall never forget though  I live a hundred year's. Quick as a flash  he abandoned his guard, and, grasping my  eword with his left hand, he hurled himself upon it. It ran him through the body.  Uttering a hoarse cry, he fell backward.  A bloody foam tinged his pale lips. A convulsive shudder ran over bis body, another, then a groan.    He was dead."  ��� �� * * * * ���  I listened with horror to his story. He  noticed my looks, but went doggedly on:  "Of course' I bad not killed him���I had  even resolved not to defend myself, and I  quitted the army. But still I feel like a  murderer; I feel as though I had committed a crime. When I think of that poor  boy���loyal to his mother, bad though she  was���slain in the .first flush of youth, I  feel like an assassin. And think of that  wretched mother! How she must mourn  her brave boy's fall!"  It was growing Into; the people were  pouring out of the cafes concerts. Now  and then a passerby would hum over the  latest comio song. Strange contrast! The  follies of the song mingled with the words  of the somber drama just unrolled before  me. Gustave walk'-d on by my sid.i, with  bent head, crushed by the weight of his  tragio story.  And still the Champs Elysees swarmed  with people. Around us was the intense  life of a summer night in frivolous Paris.  On the avenue were innumerable carriages  and all around gayly dressed loungers on  the iron chairs.  As my eye roamed carelessly over them  I saw one group, the center of which was  a woman of 45, but still very beautiful.  She was dressed richly and tastefully and  bore in her hand a bouquet which a smirking dandy had just presented to hor. I  could not repress an exclamation. Gustave  followed my eyos.  "What!" he cried, "it cannot be she?"  "Yes," I answered him, "it is Mine, de  Ferisset. "���From tho French For Argonaut.  The Paper William Morris Used.  Mr. Morris was no advocate for thick  paper, but he had long before found out  that machine made paper of wood pulp  and clay was useless for permanent results,  to say nothing of the uninteresting quality  of its surface. The latter failing is a factor  by no means unimportant in the beauty of  a book. Much of our shiny, calendered  paper is, besides, trying to the eyos. Ho  was forced to resort to the plain, honest  way of the old time paper makers. Unbleached linen rags were used, and molds  whose wires were not woven with absolute mechanical accuracy, thus obtaining  a sort of,variety in the surface.  This paper was made expressly for him  by Mr. Batchelor, at Little Chart, near  Ashford, and "resembles the paper of tho  early printers in all its best qualities."  Three water marks were designed by him  for paper of different sizes���"the apple,  the daisy and the perch with a spray in its  mouth; each of these devices being accompanied by the initials W. M."���Pratt Institute Monthly.  Carbonate King'Mineral Claim.  FOR SALE:     certificate of improvements  A 6-hole range  with cooking* utensils, in first-class  condition.  A bar  gain for cash.  Apply to���  IVANHOE HOTEL,  Sandon.  J.K.CLARK,  MINING       |  ENGINEER  Situate, in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenav District. Where located: On  Fayi e Mountain, adjoining Slocan Boy Mineral claim.  ���PAKE XOTICE That I T. M. Gibson, acting as  1 agent for S K. Green, free miner's certificate Xo. 2]Sii3A. intend, sixrv 'lavs from the date  hereof, to . apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown   grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that acrion under Sec.  37 must he commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21st day of June. ]8!KI.  ^0M0$^.  ANDSOO LINE.  Midnight and  C��ntam- Mineral Claim.  T  Situate in the Slocan Minnie Division of West  Kootenav District. Where located: On  Four Mile creek, two miles from Silverton,  'AKE XOTICE That I. Charles E, Hope,  Free  Miner's Certificate Xo. 7!i-J_A.  intend    sixty  | days  from   the   date   hereof   to   apply  to  the  i Mining  Recorder   for a certificate  ot  improvements,  for  the   purpose   of   obtaining   Crown  grants Of the ahove claims.  And further take notice that  action under section .17 must be commenced  liefore the issuance  of such certificate of improvements  Dated this Mf.li day of June. ]S!��i.  Emily    Kililli     FiiicMoii,    Kiiglf,    Kaglc  Fraction and Ironclad Mineral Clahtm.  Reports made on  Mining- Properties j  in anv section of Kootenay. j  i  SANDON,   -   -   B.C.  Hotel Sandon,  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON. ......  R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Four Mile creek, about two miles Iron. Silverton, B. C.  rpAKE XOTICE that I, Charles E. Hope. F. M.  J. C. No. Tlili'A. intend, HO 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 :I7, must he commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of Improvement.-..  Dated this 14th day of June, 18!��i.  KuieU.i Xo. !i Lot -'-'.Si,   Mineral Hill  Mineral  Claims.  .ot _.R*i  New Fast Daily Service between  tic aM Pad * �������  ^^-Iiivial Limitsfl  Improved   connecting-   service   via.  Revelstoke or. Crows Nest route   to and trom������  Kootenay Country  First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom  Arrowhead and. Kootenay Ldg.  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily-  tor St. Paul; Thursdays for Montreal & Boston;   Tuesdays ft  Saturdays for Toronto.  NEW DENVER TO  Toronto,    - i��2 hrs   Montreal,  DG hrs  New York, 108 hrs   Winnipeg, 52 hrs  Vancouver, 23 hrs   Victoria,    38 hrs  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms'in Virginia BIk,   Sandon.  ii  A circus man  $7,000 each.   _\o'wonder  head up in the air.  says .giraffes are worth  thev hold their  The  Leland  House,  Situated  in  the Slocan Mining Division   of  West Kootenay District..    Where located:  On north side of Sandon Creek, oppositeSI >���  can Star mine, one mile east of Sandon. B. C.  'PAKE XOTICE that   I, Robert  E.   Palmer.  L    agent for the War   Eagle Consolidated Mining and  Development   Co.,  Ltd,  free miner's  Cert. No. 1!J171A, intend, sixty .lays from the date  hereof,    to     apply     to     the     Mining    Recorder   for   eertificates of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the  above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must he commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of June. mi!).  J"*-'! ' K.E. PALMER.  Tyro,  Tyro  Fracti  I'*ractioj> and  Boatswain  on  Mineral   Claim.  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.  Yes,' said  1, ���yor.ng   Myriari, son   of {  the well   known   pointer, is  in   my   com- ;  mand.    And you?' j  " 'Well, I have the   son  of u celebrity, ���,  too, but of n different kii'd.    It i.s  young |  George de Fori.s.sef.' ' j  " 'What, not tho sou of Mine, dei'erisset j  ���pretty De FerisseU'  " 'The same.'  "I laughed heartily as I said:  " 'Well, well! So He Ferisset has a  grown up son, has she:' How the time  flies) I was dreadfully in love with the  woman once, but another fellow won her  not undivided favors.'  "'And I, too,'replied my companion.  'I was a little spoony on her. Hut, then,  you know, I always had scruples about  married women.'  " 'Oh, you were wrong,' I replied.  'She was well worth the trouble. And,  then, poor De Ferisset! The type of an unsuspecting husband! She had 20 lovers to  toy knowledge, and he never know it.'  "I had scarcely finished speaking when  it stripling soldier quitted his conn-ado  and advanced toward nie. His face was at-  white as a sheet. His emotion was so great  that he trembled as he walked, with his  saber clattering at his heels. When he  reached our table, he glared at me for a  moment with wild yet indecisive eyes and  then raised hia hand to strike me There  was a hurried movement, an outcry, una  twveral of tho _oldier_ Bround leaped upon  him and held his band     He striiirvlod (or  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI ean City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  The Prosuectors' Assay Office  Brandon, B. C,  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of Wot  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one and one-half miles south of New Denver.  'PAKE NOTICE that I, W. S. Drewrv acting-is  I agent for the Northwest Mining Syndicate.  Ltd, Free Miner's Certificate No. 3-i'ti'A"., intend  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for certificates ol improvements for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants  of the above claims.  And further take notice Hint action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance o  such certificates of improvements.  Dated this lCtli day of May, lSffi.  ��i.vl�� AV. S. DREWRY.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  14:_-'k D].y: lv���Denver C. Siding���ar: Daily 12:0-k  11:00k ex.Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: arex. Suh.l5:20k  KOSSLANM, NKJ.SON   AN1.I OJIOW'l! NKST LINE.  1.1..0k ex. Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: are.v.Snn 11.00k  Ascertain rates and  full  information   by addressing nearest local agent, or���  G. B. GARRETT, A gent New Denver.  AV. F^ijAnderson, Trav. Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  " ..-.-..        "'iincouver.  SYSTEM.  NELSON & PORT SHEPPA I'D CO.  RED .MOUNTAIN  RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Putvet Sound Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Majestic and Unexpected Mineral Claims  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located: On  Payne. Mountain, near Sandon.  'PAKE NOTICE that I, Francis.). O'Reilly.  1 agent for Frank H. Bourne, free minei 's certificate No l()8_.c 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 87 must be commenced before tlie issuance  of such certificate.1, of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of May. lS'in.  yi " FRANCIS .1. u-R.EIL.LY.  Connects at Spokane with   ���  GREAT NORTHERN RAILAVAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY:  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  ���riven by local and connecting liiie Ticket agents  H. A. .IACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  Snokajie, Wash  Assay Price List  Gold. Silver, or Lead, each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver.   Silver and Lead   Coulter (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver. Copper and Lead i   Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   | Gold. Silver and Copper   Platinum   j Mercury   i Iron or Manganese   Lime. Magnesium. Barium. Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth. Tin, Cobalt. Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each    Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal) ".  Terms:   Cash With -���Sample.  J line 20th. IK!'.").  *1.S0  3 0(1  2 CO  2 00  2 IX)  ���I 00  2 50  2 SO  :l 0(1  S 00  .j  2 00  2 00  4 00  KOOTENAY    RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating Kaslo  International  Trading*  it Slocan Railway,  Navigation tv,  Company,  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time���  Passenger   train  for Sandon    and  way stations leaves  Kaslo at 8:00 a  in. daily,   returning,   leaves Sandon  atl:lf)  j.   m..   arriving at; Kaslo at  3:55 p. in.  By using the New Den  ver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold   bv  The Ledge at;  FRANK DICK,  -KNiiyer ;<���)<!  Analyst  $1.  FIRST' HUNDRED.  F.'FTV   CKN'J'S   each  sequent hundred.  sub-  1N T 1*:K N ATION AL    N A VIG ATION-  & TRADING CO.,   operating on  .  Kootenay Lake, and River.  S.  S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 0:00 a.  in., daily except Sunday. Returning  leaves Nelson at 4:80 p. m.. calling  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainswortli and  all way points.  Connections with S.  to and from Spokane  Point; also with  str.  are  m\  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of  rouseririffsaJ"  Suitings and  avs on hand.  J. E. Angrign'on  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio   Film Cartridges. "U-xh  Other Supp;i"s. ���  l.-iu, so prcnaid  nine rales.  n. STRATH EARN,  Kasl". B.C  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Every E.-iil.iy at Silverton. SANDON. B.C.  Of liflino' rlie load o  trouble from the  shoulders of the  weary. wayworn  traveller as he passes on his way. To  know just what to do and when to do if  has puzzled the minds ol* some of the  "Teatest hotel men of the aire. 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  Kootenay, and they are  with us still now when  the suns of prosperity  shine forth in splendor  making mellow the heart  of man.  from Bonner's Perry, Idaho.  F. & N. train  at Five  Mile  Alberta to and  every  camp nr  anies  ��? SI  New Denver  JACOBSON & CO.  S.  S. ALBERTA.  Le; ves Nelson for Bonner's Fi rry,  Tuesday.-. Thursdays and Saturdays  at 7 a. iu., connecting with steamer  Intorr'Uional from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.  Retur ling leaves Bonner's Ferry at  7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays  and Sundays, connecting with sir.  International tor Kaslo, Lardo and  Argenta. Direct connections made at  Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern  Railway for all  points east and west.  LARDO-DUNCAN   DIVISION.  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardo and Argenta at 8:15 p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and  Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  Steamers call at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  Tickets sol to all point n Ca ada  and the United Statas. 'fo ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  Robert Irving, Manager.  S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European  'mints via Canadian  and American lines.     Apply   for .sailing datos  rates, tickets and  full information  lo any C.  Ry asent or���  G. tt. GARRETT.  C. P. R. Agent. New Denver.  \VM. STITT. aen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  FOR   CROI    ._,._.   thonv's Medals, Little Chaplet  IERS. BEADS, St An-     Is, Little Chaplet of St. Anthony and Cancelled Postage Stamps, write to  Agency Bethlehem Apostolic School, 163 Shaw  St., Montreal, Que.


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