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 /<^a/a^a/-^  f  w  J i _^-<X--  .Ji  'f  11  I*..  Volume VI.    No.  42.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 20, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  SLOCAN   MINERAL    FLOAT,  Camping parties are making prepar  ations for a summer's outinsron the lake  shore.  E. B. Fraser, manager at the Currie  last summer, has returned to the Slocan after a trip to Europe and South  Africa.  Special efforts are being made to have  the mineral exhibit the leading feature  of the Spokane annual fair, and Slocan  ores are wanted badly to help swell the  importance of the exhibit.  Dr. Bell-Irving, of Vancouver, went  up Four Mile Friday to inspect the  Comstock mine. This* mine has supplies on hand for a large force, but when  work will be resumed is a question yet  to be decided.  It does not look as if the miners were  suffering to any 'great extent for the  want of work, when it is necessary for  some of the big properties to wait till  men can come in from other towns to  take.tho positions offered.  The local board of school trustees  have considered the wish of the great  majority of the patrons of the school  and have favorably considered the application of J. Irwin, who will take  charge of the school when the fall term  ���opens.  Rosebery strawberries, the finest that  were ever ripened in the open air, have  Hooded the market for ten days past.  Crate after crate of this luscious fruit  are brought over daily on the boat,  fresh from the vines, and are eagerly  bought up.  A. E. Fauquier returned last week  from the scene of the Kettle river gold  excitement. He is not over sanguine  About the placer prospects there, but  thinks if the ground could be systematically worked on a large enough scale  good returns could be had.  Mrs. W. L. Jeffery and daughter arrived from their home in Nanaimo on  Wednesday and joined Mr. Jeffery and  sonir who came here shortly after the sad  The Ruth tram has been completed.  Some work is being done on the Corinth and Silver Bell.  A contract has been given for 100 feet  of tunnel on Ruth No. 2.  Last week the Whitewater shipped  73 tons and the Sapphire 15 tons.  J. Foyle Smith is working a small  force on the Silver Band, Eight Mile.  The force on the Wakefield has been  increased and now numbers about 20  men.  About 20 men are working on the  trail along tho north fork of Carpenter  creek.  F. J. Finucane has transfered his interest in the Fidelity group to Scott  McDonald.  The Dolly Varden group, on the north  fork of Carpenter, is being surveyed  for a crown grant. ,  Work on the Mero claim, across tne  creek from New Denver, is going satisfactorily ahead, with fair showing.  An important strike has been made  on the Dalhousie, on Ten Mile, creek,  a short distance  from  the Enterprise.  The hunk houses at the Payne will  be completed early in August. Lack  of lumber has delayed their completion.  H. W. Forster, president of the K. &  S. Ry., arrived in the Slocan from Eng-  SLOCAX CITY NKWS IN BKIKF.  From our liCKtilar Correspondent  Arrangements are now being made  to ship a car of ore from tbe Fourth of  July group at once.  A car load of ore, 20 tons, from the  Tamarac, on Springer creek was shipped  last Thursday to the Nelson smelter.  R. P. Rithet of Victoria, one of the  new directors of the Arlington Mining  Co., was in town last week and paid a  visit to the mine.  On the Evening Star No. 8, back of  Slocan City, 15 men are employed. The  Black Prince and Two Friends are  each employing six men.  J. W. William is looking at the Duchess  group on Lemon creek with the object  of bonding. This property has very rich  free milling gold ore. The price asked  is supposed to be $20,000.  Mark Manly, who superintended the  work on the Arlington -under the Old  management, has been appointed superintendent at the Black Prince. The  first shipment of ore will be made this  week.  OPENING OF A MINK.  When the shaft of the mine is sunk on  the vein or deposit in the early stages  of the development, the error is of too  common occurrence to find that the ore  on the side of the shaft has been stoped  out, because it was very easy of access  and conveniently mined at small cost,  says   the   Mining    and   Metallurgical  Journal.   This is generally  the prospector's first error, as the desire for ore  is in excess of the means at hand of acquiring it at greater depth, and on that  account prospect shafts are seldom suitable for the main working shaft of the  mine.   When a shaft  cuts  or   passes  through an ore chute on the vein when  the mine has passed the prospect stag*e,  the temptation is presented to extract  the rich ore on the sides of the shaft.   If  there are no mining regulations in the  ZENITH ZING MINE-S  A special correspondent in theToron-!vance on it, while the mine remains to  to Globe says a very important industry, and one that bids fair to play a.  prominent part in the development of  the New Ontario, is the establishment  of the Zenith Zinc Mine, north of Ross-  port, a station on the C. P. R. about 100  miles east of Port Arthur. Rossport is  the centre of an extensive fish trade  and possesses a splendid harbor, and in  the erent of the zinc being shipped by  boat the ore would likely be put on vessels here, but at present the zinc is  transported by rail, and to facilitate  this the C. P. R    has  constructed what  district or no mine inspector to enforce is known as zinc siding, six miles east  The Skylark and Ranger have been  bonded by Dickenson & Felt from W.  Copelan. et'al, on a twelve month's bond  for $18^000 with a cash payment down of  $2,500, with the privilege of purchasing  outright within.00 days for .$11,000.  Work will be started at once.  For some reason the woik of repairing  the Springer creek wagon road has been  stopped while a few more days would  have sufficed to have put the road in  shape for use as far as it goes. There  area number of properties being actively  and last week and inspected the White-! worked here now both on Springer creek  water mine.  Four inches of ore was uncovered last.  week on the Mollie, Ten Mile. The  owners of the property will continue  development work.  The wagon road along Cariboo creek  is being extended to Blue Grouse, and  branch trails are being cut out to many  prospects in that section.  The tunnel on the Queen Fraction, on the government to build these long-  the lake shore, is in 50 feet. The ledge desired roads, the cost of which would  continues strong and rich and is steadi-j in a verv short time,   be more  than re-  and Lemon creek and their tributaries,  and which are showing valuable deposits. All these properties are being  worked and tiie whole district developed  under the. great disadvantage of having  to have everything in the way of supplies packed the whole distance from  Slocan City to the claims, as well as  having to have the  ore  brought out the  them, or to prohibit such   manner of  working, these errors are sure to happen.   The shaft of a mine, whether on  or off the vein, is the entrance to the  workings and should be used for that  purpose alone and not for the object of  stoping ore from its sides, which operation renders it unsafe and more liable  to falls of roof or wall rock, which are  liable at any time to block the entrance.  If it is sunk  on the vein,   a   suitable  amount of ore,  say 19   to 25 feet, depending on the strength of the ground,  should be left on each side of the shaft  before any stoping of ore is permitted.  It is also a wise provision to leave the  first 50 or more feet in depth  from the  surface which  forms the. back   of the  vein as a support to the loose surface  wall rocks and that constitutes the roof  of the mine and protects the workings  from   summer  heat and  winter   rain.  The neglect of making this provision  has made future working more expensive and ruined many mines, by admitting surface water and falls of rock into  the mine.    The amount   of ore  left in  the Iirst 50 or more feet on the back of  a vein and in  the ore reserved   in the  10 to-20 feet on each side of the shaft is  ly increasing in width and promise.  A trail is being cut to the big galena  death of Fred. B. Jeffery to curry on the) ledo'e discovered back  of Nakusp last  business of the son.      They   will   reside | yofir  permanently in New Denver.  This ledge is of great length and  The wagon roadifrom Kootenay lake  to the Mollie Gibson is to be built by  contract, without any aid from the government, An aerial tram will be put in  A 500-foot crosscut will be driven to  connect with the tram in order to allow  work to go on without interruption during the winter.  Mrs. Capt. Ks tab rooks and children  will leave this week to join Capt. Esta-  broobs at Okanogan landing. Mrs. Es-  tabrooks has been postmistress here for  four years or more, and her presence in  social and business circles will be greatly  missed. Miss Byrnes will be assistant  postmistress under C. E. Strickland.  R. Popkiss, managing-director of the  L. & B. C. Goldfields, whose contemplated visit to the Whitewater, Enterprise and other Kootenay mines that  his people are interested in, was noted  last week, passed through the Slocan  this week. He war. accompanied by H.  W. Foster, M. P , of London, En  George Alexander of Kaslo.  Grave responsibilities, like great  troubles, never come singly. They are  not sought after, always, but are thrust  upon us. On Saturday, the loth, C. E.  Strickland was made postmaster of New  Denver; on Monday, the 17th, he was  made the daddy of a bright and rosy  bouncing baby boy. He never smiled  so heartily before as he has since.  A farewell social which was participated in by nearly every New Denverite  was given in the Presbyterian church on  Thursday evening last to Mr. and Mrs.  Joe Millwafd on the eve of their departure for Nelson, where they will reside.  The departure of Mr. and Mrs. Millward  from New Denver, removes from our  social and musical circles two whose  places it will be difficult indeed ro fill.  carries plenty of concentrating ore.       I    Coyotes are   plentiful   and chickens I  A carload  of ore   was   shipped last I;ire tfe��inff scarcer. j  week   from   the    Tamarac   mine,   on j    The ranchers are  kept busy refusing j  Springer creek, to  the Nelson smelter. \ applications for horses from  the gold  Six men are at work on the property  same way We seemingly cannot get. j not lost, for if the mine in future becomes exhausted in depth, these ore reserves always remain in sight as an  asset which is available and can be ex-  paid in the way of taxes on the proper- j dieted before the workings are aban-  ties improved. I doned, and it is the wisest plan to leave        | such parts to the last operation   of the  oixokrs FJtojt firk vallkt.      j mine instftad of the'nrst sfcages of development, as is too often the case.  Demoralizing .Effect of War.  hunters.  The force at the Arlington now numbers 14. Development work is going  ahead satisfactorily, and indications are  favorable for this to be made an early  shipper.  The Skylark and Ranger group, situated at the head of the north fork of  Lemon creek, was bonded last week  for the sum of 818,000, with a payment  if $2,500 down.  Some of the ranchers have returned  from the placer camp in order to cut  their hay.  The trail from the valley to Kettle  river is strewn with timber and should  be cleaned out.  One of the finest drinks in tropical  weather is a milk-shake. Williams .sells  them, and they will never give you the  snakes.  Work on the Sarah Jane, another New  Denver property, adjoining the Neglected, was resumed this week. A strong  ledge, similar to that, on the Neglected,  is being shown up.  After a brief delay work was resumed  on the Neglected Thursday last. The  tunnel will be pushed in on the lead 50  , and j or ll'u feet farther, and open-cutting and  stripping done on the ledge farther up  the hill.  Wm. C. E. Koch has a large force of  teamsters employed this week hauling  ore from the Queen Bess to the railroad.  There are in the ore sheds probably 4000  sacks of ore which will be shipped this  month, greatly swelling the output from  that property.  It is contended by some people living  j in the Slocan. that miners should not  ask for S3.50 a day but should submit to  a reduction, because, while some of the  mines may be able to pay the higher  scale others are not able to do so. This  sounds well, but it is very noticeable  just now that the properties chat have  paid the greatest dividends and are the  best able to pay decent wages, are the  very ones that are the most stubborn in  tlieir opposition, while developing properties, many of which have never shipped a pound of ore, are working steadily small forces at the standard scale of  wages.  One of the best letters and most intelligible narratives of the war with the  Filipinos has been received by Mrs C.  R. Donohue of  Portland, Ore., written  by her brother, Chas.  R.   Wyland, who  i is a member of Company C,  1st Wash-  j ingt.on Volunteers, and who wrote, from  j Santa Ana.    He says:���"We have had  J numerous battles with the enemy.     At  John Bangs has added a mowing ma-j first we would  march   for   miles after  chine   and cultivator to his   stock  of j them in the blazing sun and fight them,  farming implements. j but there are so few troops here that we  Hay is the principal  product  in this J h;JLfl to stop, because wc have to guard  valley.    The ranchers cannot market j the <-���'���'���>'���   So the natives think  we are(  auvthing elsi owing to the elevated] afraid of thorn, aud now attack us      In I  of Rossport. The mine is a dozen miles  north of the track, and the ore has to  hauled out by teams, but improved  methods will be provided this summer,  and the properties opened up on a large  scale. The mineral is very rich, running as high as OS per cent, pure zinc  blende.  Somo fifteen years ago an Indian  trapper discovered the mineral and  made known his discovery to a white  man, who in return for the information  gave the red man a suit of clothes. The  consideration "was looked upon as fair  enough, and the Indians now are content with but little more, yet last year  the same property changed hands for a  small fortune. The original purchaser  turned over the property to the Mc-  Kellar brothers ot Fort William, who  did some work on it for a short time,  but for years it lay in idleness. Last-  spring the McKellars sold a large interest in the property, which consists of  eighty acres, to H. J. Beemer of Montreal, the price being reported to be  $30,000, and measures were at once  taken to have it opened up.  The ore occurs in granite and showed  on the surface in rusty-colored streaks.  It was capped over in nearly the whole  extent.   A shaft  was   begun and the  capping was soon  removed, disclosing  rich bodies of ore.    The ore apparently  occures in  lenticular  bodies,  or great  egg-shaped   masses,  and   its presence  can  be traced along   the   surface for  several hundred feet.    Its width varies  from one to twenty feet.      In the shaft,  which was put clown to a depth of forty  feet, the ore  body showed a  width ol  twelve feet.    The. shaft,   which was in  the nature of a prospect, was put down  on the top of a lull  to avoid the additional expenditure that  would arise if  water troubled the workmen, but when  actual mining on a big scale commence.-*  the ore bodies can  be opened up by  means of a tunnel.    At the bottom of  the hill are many great blocks of the  ore, which have become detached from  above.    The   blocks   show   no action,  either from water or other causes, and  are perfectly angular, showing that the  deposit is in  place and likely to be of  extent, but as yet  the property is still  in the initiative stage.      This vear will  give future returns.     It is understood  that a   company has   been   formed in  Ottawa and Montreal to work on a scale  commensurate  with  the deposit,  and  that an extensive plant will be established at the mine. The capitalists comprised in the company will be the same  men who are behind the Calumet company,  which  owns a galena mine on  Calumet Island, in  the Ottawa  River.  Crushers and power drills  will be sent  into the mine and the. force of miners  greatly augmented.   At present there  are only some 15 men at work, but during the winter, when   theviSwere  shipping ore, the work gave employment  to about 35 men.  The cost of getting the ore out to a  point from which it can be conveniently  shipped   is an   item   that   causes   the  greatest consideration at present.    The  construction of an electric tramway has  been mooted, as power can  easily be  generated from  the  numerous waterfalls in the neighborhood.     A series of  aerial trams, however, is the  most advantageous system suggested, and it is  likely that these will be installed.    The  aerial tramway would be more suitable  to the nature of the country and they  could be constructed   at a   much   less  cost.    Expenses   for   operating   would  also be greatly reduced while the snow,  which would prove a great obstruction  to surface cars in  winter time, would  offer no difficulties to the operation of a  cableway.  Zinc blende has been known to occur  in different portions of  the country for  years, but  it  was never thought  that  there was a sufficient quantity to repay  an investment.    So   far   as   is known  these deposits north of Rossport are the  only ones where the mineral is found in  bodies large enough to   be of commercial value, although there are rumors  that Indians have   discovered  indications of the mineral  in   the country to  the north of Jack Fish, and prospectors  are now in the woods  endeavoring  to  locate the ore.    These rumors have not  been confirmed and it  is   probable that  they have no foundation.     Although  the ore can be sent out  without being  treated and an enormous profit realized,  there is no reason why a smelter should  not be established   here and  the metal  refined on the ground .if:sufficient quantities of the ore cam be procured to keep  one in continuous operation.    There is  a possibility of an industry  of  as great  proportions and of quite as much  importance as the nickel industry being  built up.   There is no good reason why  the raw material could not be treated  here, or at least somewhere in Canada.  As it is at present all the ore is exported  to Belgium, and outside of the owners  of the property  only a  comparatively  few  laborers  and ��� miner;-  receive any  benefit.  a  great  freight rates.  Mr.   Morrison   has    raised  many strawberries this season.    In preserving them he has already  used  :'00  pounds of sugar.  KKTTLK KIVKK   I* LACK US.  Last fall, at a point on the-Kettle  river, eight miles from the headwaters  and 27 miles from Arrow Lake via Fire J through the air, legs,  arms,   heads, all  Itystaiidur on   1'roli i 1> i 11 on .  I over   5,000   killed,   besides  thousands  I wounded.   This war is something ter-  i rible,    Vou see sights you  can  hardly  believe, and a  life is  hardly   worth  a  thought.    I have ^een a shell  from our  artil  and  lery  strike a bunch   of  Filipinos*  then   t  Valley. John Worth located a placer  claim. John Lodge, who is an old  placer miner, located a claim opposite  the Discovery and during the winter  cut a ditch 3000 feet in length in order  to obtain water. The diggings are on  the bench. Quite a number of claims  have been staked and many men are  getting ready to wash' outi the yellow.  Seven dollars, without ."saving any of  the fine gold, is the- largest'amount yet  taken out in one day. The bedrock is  from 5 to 75 feet from the surface, and  indications point to pay ground, more  especially for a hydraulic company.  About three miles from the. placer  ground several gold .'quartz locations  have��� be,eu maderiand JL L. Toole, of  Anaconda,' went in; to'have'a -look at  them iu the interest of Montana capitalists. The Olds brothers are the principal owners.  two weeks all the  troops  will  lie here, .see it made into a mine.      The ore car- i  and then it will not  take  long to finish \ ries a trace of gold, but unlike, the Mis-!    up the enemy.     They  must  have   lost. j souri ores it contains  no  silver.     Thei     Bystander, in the Farmer'sSim,  says:  ore is easily mined, being very brittle, i "The repeal of the Scott Act in llmme  and great quantities of !t weredislodged | county by a large majority shows that  with each blast. There was no ma-1 even the light vote cast under the ple-  chinery at the place and the ore had to ' biscite in favor of prohibition is unre-  be broken up with sledges into small | liable and confirms Mr. Charlton's opin-  pieces and sacked. It was then teamed j ion that the Dominion Government, if it  ey   would   go   .scattering'to the railway at Zinc  siding,  over 20; legislated in favor of prohibition,  would  teams being employed in this service, j be powerless to enforce the law. An  The sacks of ore weighed about 150 i abortive experiment would evidently in  pounds each. At the siding the ore J its result be fatal to temperance. There  was shipped on C. P. R. cars, and sent ! is great danger in identifying the cause  to Belgium for treatment, going by way j of liquor with that of liberty. Such,  of Boston. : certainly, would be the effect of  the at-  A through rate of .89 a ton was ob- j tempt of the minority, or even of aamall  tained but if an all-water route can lie ! majority, to coerce the tastes and habits  established this freight cost will be of their fellow-citizens by the strong  greatly reduced. The price realized on ' hand of the law. Iu the meantime the  the ore in Belgium averaged about ��-15, unwritten law, more powerful than any  a ton. so that, deducting freight and j written enactment, operates with ever-  mining charges, the profit on each ton | increasing force. The drunkard is under  of ore shipped would be about 830. In j the ban of society ; he forfeits reputation ;  all 05 cars were sent away,  containing! he   forfeits   marriage;   he   forfeits   hia  disconnected. And such sights actually  make our boys laugh and yell, 'That  shot was a peach!" A white man seems  to forget that he is human."  THK    NOONDAY.  Last winter J. M. M Benedum and  Stuart brothers took a lease and bond  on the Noonday. The bond is for 835,-  000. There is three feet of solid ore in  sight and 37 men are busily engaged  g*etting it out and sacking it for shipment to the Trail smelter, ft is the intention to ship from"now 140 tons _ a  week. The ore runs from 100 to 150  ozs silver and from.40-to .50 per cent,  lead- Benedum says that after paying  $3.50 for eight-hour shifts and all other  about 1.500 tons, making the total re-  bread.    No act of  Parliament could im-  expenses. the profit will be Sl.oooadav. i . .    ,   ,,      ���      ,. ,,  p _!  ���    : tares,   but   the.   result   would   give a  Wm.  Thomlinson  is  looking' at the  splendid return on a vear's investment,  Lardo-Duncan country. I yielding the principal  and  a  good ad-  ceipts from sales of the ore about.805,- pose penalties so severe as these or half  000, which would yield a. profit of about., eo.certain- to oe exacted. Meantime vol-  $45,000. Of course from this amount j untary organization and effort, which a  there must be deducted other expendi-'prohibitory law would supeisede, continue to exert their power for good.     In  the legal repression of public excess and  disorder we are, of course,  of one mind.            ... _-,- ������������,���.���.���������������   jl__lji_ij.���������nixj'iL J _liflrjii-)ii  lYf'JLY���rjwwt'jtit'Tjv������>- ���>.���T"^iR[*__!, THE LEDGE, NEW iMJNVER, B.C., JULY 20, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY. Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION KATES:  Three months ...>' .75  Six " 1.25  Twelve  " 2.00  Thkke years 5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  .   TO CONTRIBUTORS. .    I  Cjrrespondenc-e from every partof the Kootenay |  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send-something Rood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  ii hot. and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  CIRCUS BAND OF OI_-D DAYS.  I have heard the grandest music that a  mortal man can hear;  And 1 have  listened  to  musicians play  by note and play by ear.  Heard Von   Billow  and  Joseffy  do the  finest things from Liszt, I  And a chance at Paderewski I have rare- j  ly ever missed. '  But the music,  I  remember now,  that  pleased me best to hear.  "Which fell  in  loud   crescendoe   on  my  ever-willing ear,  Was in boyhood's happy  days;   my, oh  my, but it was grand,  When pa and ma would take me to hear  the circus band.  ET.KCTRIFIKD    HKN'S    EGGS.  How a  Mean   Cuss cf a   Vankee  Hens Work Double Shifts.  Made  ti-ir- "- *- - *Tr i*- ��Whi T> *l  ''I hate to tell this story," said the  man from Long* Island, as he raked  his chin whisker with .Ms fingers.  "It's a tale of deception and the betrayal of the confidences of faithful,  hard working creatures.  "Well, to boil it down,   it was this  way.    A thin-faced  Yankee moved  over from Connecticut, bringing with  him about 50 hens. He fixed up the i  How they played with crash and*thunder! j oId barn on the   place  nexfc  t0 mine) j  How that circus band could toot: j , . . . , , ��� , , . ' ��� , i  From the man who blew, the tuba to the j which he   bought,; and   he  installed I  bassoon and the flute. ��� .the'poultry; with three: or ��� four arro-  omtreal  Established   1S17.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792,72  HEAll    OFFICE,   MONTBEAL.  ���.Rt.  .Hon. Lord Strathcona aM Mount Ro?al, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E: S. Clodston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  f EURSDA Y,  JULY  20.. 1899.  SCKAP5 FIJOM THK   EDITOR'S DESK.  As we are out of liquid air, and the  atmosphere is too heated tor the care  fal   preparation   of    editorial   para j  graphs, we  refrain  this  week  from j  Then the trombone,  and  the altos, and  the cunning little drum,  Would ring out the finest music you will  hear till kingdom.come.  Bnm-te-bum!   the  bass  would   bellow,  tweedlede! the tenors blew;  To be  answered  by  the  fellow  shrill-toned piccolo.  Oh, 'twas fine, that glorious music; my  oh, my, but it was grand,  gant roosters, in this here barn.     He  gave   out,   although  he didn't talk  much, that he wa    a-goin'  to run a  j chicken farm.    He called  it an egg  on the i ranch,    As he wasn't sociable to any  | large extent, and Was in the habit of  idrinkin'   by   himself,   nobody   paid j sides of the barn, to look  like land  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  rreyy^-o^&c-tsat-; -iMviygTrBc-TO'TOwv-i ���zzTarvssxyjrvxsx'-sasija 'ma >a__r-va-��g-i_iaail ^a sM^rw^n  much of an indulgence in that kind of j And childish things are laid aside; my  i blood runs not so fast  pabulum.  Smokeless powder has been known  for some time, and now a gun that  goes off without making any noise  has been invented. If inventions  keep up war may yet be conducted  without any racket or loss of life.  The mining recorders in New Denver and Slocan City have been appointed gold commissioners to a certain extent. They cannot issue  water rights and a few other things,  and as the commissioner at Nelson  has no jurisdiction in these divisions  there is no way of transacting certain  kinds of business. The bunglers at  Victoria evidently intend that the  Slocan will get the worst of the deal  upon every possible occasion.  Since the government had a record  office in the Slocan up to a few days  ago. Alex Sproat has been in their  employ, either as mining recorder or  gold commissioner. He has been a  good officer, and in discharging him  the amateur and bungling legislators  of this unfortunate province plainly  show that they believe more in the  spoils system than the welfare of this  community. The continuance of their  policy will eventually min the pro  vince. The previous governments  in this province have been rotten  enough, but the present one has proven itself incapable of exercising  common sense in the administration  of public affairs.  much.attention to him.     We let him ! scape.     Then from the middle of the  potter around,   and just., formed the j roof  hung  down   .(dozen   electric  Now my boyhood days have flown to the j conclusion   that   he  was   a   mighty j lights.     Around the sides of the barn  mean man. And, bv ginger spruce! ��� in their boxes set the most woebegone,  he was the meanest, lowdowndest j dejected, wornout set of hens you  cuss that I've ever run  up against, j ever saw.    K vou ever saw  agony  When pa and ma would take me to hear  the circus band.  dim and misty past,  c. s.  RASHDALL.  -.Vntiu-v Public  A. K. FAUQUIER.  But 1  confess  a   curious thrill  extends  from sole to crown  When the gorgeous gilded circus with its  glitter comes to town;  And   when   1   see   the   elephants   and  camels in parade,  And hear the old   familiar   tunes  that  long ago were played,  1 gather up the children and take them  by the hand,  And with their ma we all go out to hear  the circus band---    .< ���������-_,--  ���Pittsburg Times.  BOSHY   SCKTUBLKRS   ANSWERED.  and Ave have some purty mean members of the tribe over iu Long Island.  in a hen's face it was there.  'Ton see the game of  MUST     PET    THE    .JAP.  British Columbia has trouble all the  time. When our amateur legislators  in Victoria cannot make enough for  us the Dominion professionals will try  their hands. It is well known that  Chinese and Japs are a curse to the  laborers ot this province, and that we  want to get rid of them. At Ottawa  our legisl itors are afraid to insult the  Jap, and in consequence the jap will  likely be more abundant in the near  future around the western parts of  this glorious, but party cursed, Canada of ours.  The Toronto Telegram  makes the  following remarks   on   the   subject:  "Artemus Ward sacrificing all   his  wife's relations in the battles for freedom was not a grander  figure than  Wilfrid Laurier and his followers offering up the white laborers of British  Columbia on  the altars of Imperial  unity.     Oriental   labor,   Chinese   or  Japanese, is a cloud on the industrial  future of British Columbia     A wholesale incursion  of Japanese laborers  will bring down wages in many lines!  of activity to rates which will not en-1  able white workmen to  support their j  wives and families.    It free and open  New Denver, B.C, July 17, 1899.  Editok Leduk : Sir���The Silvertonian  referred to me in its last issue in this  way: "It was expected that Mr. Sproat  would resign on or before June 30th last,  but as he evinced a desire to work for  nothing, as this is what his retention of  office amounted to, he was notified that  his services were no longer required."  The last communication I received  from the Provincial Secretary on the  matter, stated that, "my position as an  employee would not be affected as my  services would still be retained in the  performance of the duties' attaching to  the representative of the Government at  New Denver."  The member of the district informed  me, when speaking on the same subject  that "he had written on my behalf to  each member of the ministry; he expected some arrangement would shortly  be made."  The Silvertonian should be informed,  there was no Parliamentary provision  for my services as Mining Recorder for  the Slocan for May and June. 1892, yet  my resignation was not accepted, neither  did I evince a desire to work for nothing  and pay $40 a month for board.  this Perkins  I     "Well, things went along, and this j party was.a slick one.     It was this  | fellow���Perkins was his name���went | way.    He'd turn on the electric light  | down to the railroad station  every ! for four hours 'n  the hens would do  ! day and shipped his eggs to N' York, j their duty  'n lay their usual  eggs.  I One day Sam Nartin came to me and j Then he'd turn  off the  lights, 'n the  j sez, sezzee: j hens-would thing'it was night and go  i     " 'Joe, how manv  hens has that to bed.    He'd let 'em sleep fin* four  'ere Perkins fellow got la Yin'for him?'| hours, n then   slap' would   go   the  "'Well, I didn't know edzactly, | lights on again, full glare.    The mis-  but the postmaster,' who keeps the j guided hens would think  it was an-  grocery store as a sideshow to ���" is! other day,   and strain  themselves���  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINE'S & REAL ESTATE;  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXIXK JNTKKKKTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.   INVITED���  Abstracts ofTitle 10 mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  T.D. WOODCOCK & Co.  business with Uncle Sam, he chipped  in 'n says, 'Why he's only got 50  hens; I counted'em.  " That's jes, what I thought,' says  Sam, 'and that's why  I ast ye.     Ye  work double-shift, as it were���and  lay another egg apiece. The poor  things didn't know how they had  been fooled, but they-knew something  was wrong,   'n the appealing  looks  see, that fellow  is sendin' about 12! they turned  to us almost   made us  dozen eggs to ther city every day.  He can't make eggs, 'n he don't steal  'em, for nobody's missed none, so  where 'n thunder does he get 'em?'  "To tell the truth, we all thought  Sam, was mistaken, but, the next day  I was down at the railroad station,  and so were a lot of others. Sure  enough, Perkins shipped about 12  dozen eggs to the market.  "Now, you folks who live up here  can't think how that Perkins' egg situation bothered us. We stopped  talkin'politics, church squabbles were  lost sight ot, 'n we didn't do anything  but talk about the Perkins' dgg output daytime and in the postoffice at  night. Bimeby it came to a crisis.  The strain  was a-gettin' too heavy.  Is the Silvertonian aware that no sal- j We were losin' sleep over the matter,  ary was provided in the estimates for a j It was decided that we must invegti-  Mining Recorder at "Xew Denver for the gate. We appointed a committee,  years 1898-9? (I presume because the and went out to Perkins'place. But  Legislature considered the Gold Com- dy yQU fhink he>d Iet us _.-t w*tnin  missioner still capable of  performing- | ^ ^ _f ^ bap_?    Nary  !     "We felt bad over our throw-down  as the law  allows���the   duties   of  that  official.)    Yet on the 15th of November,  189S-,   the  present  incumbent   was appointed,   f do not know that he evinced  body suggested that Perk ins had cast  any desire to work for nothing. j a spell on tbe hens. The thing looked  The Silvertonian said of the miner, "If! supernatural, uncanny, you know: so  the Miner would familiarize itself with to get at the gist ol the whole thing,  its subjects, it would publish less bosh." j we decided to sneak  out to t at barn  The Silvertonian does not  want to be , sorm, niffnt   about   midnight.    We  familiar.  I am yours obediently,  weep.  If you want fruit for preserving call  on Williams. He supplies it at the  right price and at tlie'right time.  Buys Texadii   island  Iron  Miiu-s.  The report that John D. Rockefeller  has purchased some very large iron  properties'on Texada island has been  currenl for some days on the coast and  it seems to be pretty well founded. The  capitalist has had an expert, Capt.  Christopher, on the island for nearly a  year in charge of operations on the properties in question. Some 5,000 tons are  to be taken out under royalty for shipment to the Everett smelter which belongs to Mr. Rockefeller and associates.  Work on this contract, is now in progress  and t.lie uncovering of some very tine  looking chalcopvrite in developing Ihe  properties may have led to the conclusion of the deal.  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  1SSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA QIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. C.  CANTON and  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a litryc number of i>eople.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the. Dining  Room is provided with everyOiing  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle},, Prop.  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  cS_> C!0-7  i  NOTICE  Three months  the drowning of  .lave  now elapsed since I  my .--on   F.   B.   Jeffery j  | Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.        Stoves. Tin and Granite Ware.  W  e are  for a day Ol*   two,   till   finally   some-   without any liope of recovering the body.  I therefore cancel  the offer  of  $100  reward from this date.  handling- all  kinds of  New Denver, B. C  .Tnh  L. Jf.i-i--i-:kv  ��� i.ismi.  Alkx Sri-oAT.  Kims the Town.  The Northwest Republican, of Blaine.  Wash.,   has  the  following interesting  item: "When a man is anything at all  in British Columbia,  he  is the  whole  shove.    Billv  McBride, who was asso-   .    _.,__.        ,.-  . ���  , " ..,   ,-P      ,r     dest sight of mv lire  ciated so  many  years  with   1 om  Ale- j     .      .^  Needy, at Ladners, is now the town ol  Port Guichon. B. C: that is, Billy runs  the postofh'ce, the store,  the hotel and  the saloon.    Vou use your own licker at  the stampery; at the bar you use Billy's  he'd hungup  painted  scenery,  midnight,  we did, 'n I'll never forget that night  till my dying clay. We sneaked up  to the barn Everything was quiet,  'n we didn't notice that, he'd run elec  trie light wires from the big hotel into the barn. Howsomever, we got  held, 'none of our gang threw open  the barn door.  "Say, gentlemen,   it  was the sad-  I've seen deceived women 'n such, but this beats  'em all, for those hens were dumb  creatures. Whatjer think this mean  cuss of a Perkins  had  done?     Well,  'ike  Blasting*, Mining- and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  CO  __3  '����&���  V    \--^'\'>>^:':<*'0"��.  rr^__^^V>^sric^  liquor    At the store you'll get anything I ve see in theayters,   all  around   the  X H  MILLWARD,  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  you need, and at the  more than vou need.  hotel you'll get  If he onlv  had a  competition with Japanese labor is an j newspaper, so that when a customer got  Imperial necessity, a. steadily down-1 tired of the licker at the stamp or the  ward tendency in rates ot wages and j licker at the bar. he. could lick the  standards of living is the sacrifice ! editor by way of variety, that town of  which British unity will demand from !  white labor in British Columbia. j  ".Sell'-interest forces Japan into'  union with Great Britain against!  Russia in the Far East. There is not!  the slightest danger that  a   law for |  the protection of labor  in British Col-;  i  umbia   would   weaken   an  alliance!  which is founded on the unchangeable I  truth that Japan   lias everything to i  -        ���      i  fear from   Russia  and  everything to;  hope for from Britain.  "Japanese   laborers   might  every job in British   Columbia  without taking the coat  oft' the  back  of  his would be thoroughly up-to-date.  The boys on 'lie river are noted for a  whole-souled lor of fellows, and Billy  McBride. mayor, city council postmaster  and some other things.of Port (���"���uichrm.  B. C. is no exception to the rule."  l):iiifj��'!'ous Tonfjiu.-s.  Goods of rough  texture  are Popular  this season.  DANDY WAGONS  Going" at-  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for  .Mining and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City Proprietors.  mes  grant  prs.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenav  HOTEL  0  The tongues of souieanimals arc very  dangerous weapons A Jion could  rcadilv kill a man by merely licking  him with his tongue. The tongues of  i all the members of the cat family are  take covered with curious r��_urv.ing spines,  formed of tough cartilage. In the common domestic cat these spines are. very  i CROQUET SETS  <> ball, o-oino- at  Sir Wilfrid Laurier or  a  meal :jut of i small, but are sufficiently  well devel-  the mouths of James McMullen's children. The "sacrifices" for which Sir  Wilfrid Laurier claimed so much  credit will exclusively tall upon the  western Canadians, who will have to  take the risks of hunger and nakedness if British Columbia is to become  a free and open market for Asiatic  labour in any form."  oped to give the tongue a feeling of  roughness. In the fiercest animals,  such as the lion or tiger, these spines  are frequently found projecting up for  an eighth of an inch or more, with very  sharp points or edges While the  mouth is relaxed the tongue is soft and  smooth, but when the animal is excited  to the fighting pitch the spines become  rijjid.  HAMMOCKS  UV  each  each  per cent,  discount  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  \v  . DllKW'IIY  Kur-.lo.RC'  1-1. T.Twigii  Xew Penvfir. B.C.  How is your  ing tackle?  just starting.  's  outfit of fish- i  Fly fishing is!  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Siiinl.-ty hour*: 2 to :> i>. m.  The Condition of  Affairs  Does not affect the quality  of the liquid tonics at the  IVANHOE HOTEL, in  Sandon. If you do not  think so call in and ask  the landlord.  .   Dick Orando,  for further information.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion mill Provincial L.'iini Surveyors.  Civil anil Mining Engineers.  Hull lord. McNeil Cod��.  __?~Kn.slifliill & FMiKinici-. Airiiiits.  ���p    G. VWQVTER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Xakusp. B.C.  fJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M. London. Kujr  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Pro'Ksrties  examined    and   reported on for   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory. Belle-  vue ave. New Denver. BC.  .mux  HOT AIR  HJ-'.ATKD HV  and Klecii-h-  Hells anil I.itr'it in every room....  I.ar._i' and well lighted Sample Kooms  Hourly Street Car lietween hotel and  Station.   Free l>ns meets all trains   Kea.-onulde Kates.  REVELSTOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and de-  nartin_- hv ni_-ht trains.  j^ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday. ft-  3 XTH Yeab.  THE LEUGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 20. iay9.  ON  A FOSTER  SLUE.  Said a Besrdslcj boy 10 a Bradley girl  Whom be met on a poller blue,  "I liaven't an idea ;wlio I v.m,  And who-the deuce ,ar�� .von?".  Said the Brauiey girl to i*;e Eeardsleyboy  "I'll tei*. you vrha; I t_ink.  I can e into being- cv.r- uinii ��� last- weefe  Wijen a, cat tipped over it.e ink."  ���RobertB. Peattie in Claek Boot.  SWEETKEAKTS 'ONCE.  . **W37;;tr* exclaimed'the laundress,  'jansiua; in connring the linen. "Youdo  Qot know what lias become of Camille?'-  '.?hfv yormg man in his shirt sleeves,  whoAvas searching the disordered chamber for cigarettes, stopped short and replied:  "(J: rrainlr not. How should I know?  It in fc loiifj; since���aud then," he added, with an ;;ir of bored indifference,  "what does it matter to me?"  "Oil, but I i-low where she lives���  and h::pi>���'���-;���'.too!"1  Then, "!:; rir:.it.:rr ):~r tone as she tied  np her bu^-'i'i-i, i'!'e said:  "ilov.-cvcr, if ycu do not care about  lieariu^"���'  Manrier took long whiffs of hiB cigarette, lie had rl-e day liefore, after read-  iug his brilliant t!i; :-J>-, received his diploma :md was'now au M. D. In another w'w-k he wet:Id return to Trivaa,  ins native city. The name and memory  (if Camille. i be milliner, who had been  his sweei heart for a year, at the end of  ���'-. hieh he l-ad lirixiui-ly cast her off,  -.'(���!���;��� :s<ii ���;;]!': ;���;; ther im.iliVreut to him.  "CamilJe.! Oh, y<-.--, that was a long  ��ime a;;o!'' he., said as lm looked at the  ���jam-dress, a r.-v*'���', n.^ly soul from Versailles, wiio.ii. he had employed sinoe  hie e-arly HM.do.it days.  "Not so iiong, after all,'* said the  laundress. She was looking at him  now, her h:-.i;ds on her hips, her keen  fa.oe exprc-'iriiifi.a sort of' maternal interest. .She was net lo be so easily imposed .upon.  She n .--s.niied:  "Yon were Ttuhrr ernel to the poor  little woman, weren't you?"  M.mrJer ' .'���hrn::.':ed his shoulders almost impereei.'iibly-as he took from his  closet a north* of cognac and two glasses,  fiayinj?, as he tilled them: .,.  "I In Lee v.iiii her when I found the  matlcr takiii-: too serious.a turn; that is  nil. One mtiit have amusement. But to  <-ompromise a career���zutj To your good  health, Mother Lt'sraiu."  The laundress .as.she drank the brandy  said:  ''It does not prevent her being happy  now."  As she did not continue, after a abort  ��ilence Marnier, curious, asked:  "What is she doing, anyway?"  "She is j-.iarried.   What do you think  of that? To a fat haberdasher���a hand-'  i-cme sbop.n -a Ily���Aux Trois Princesses,  Place Clifhy."  "So _j_��._i the better."  "And  three  chihii-eu���loves���round  ;>ud rosy as apples..  Yen -would  never  recognize lif'r," said Mother Legrain insidiously.  "Do you still see her?"  "Not lo'.:;.:er ago than' a week, M.  Maurier. I was at my door, Rue Morgue,  when she passed with her husband and  children. Tiuy had come to Versailles  10 visit the.chateau and the park. She  _iopped ami raiki-d with me a full minute. And ok-s-kI! Not as she used to  be���oh, ;:n! Gr.e i'-i-.-'i' see that her husband was well to do. "  And satis;'ed, when Aiaurier feigned  to yawn, that he was iuv. a:di.y piqued  to interest, she Rhi::g the bnndje of  clothes over her KhonJdiir vnfh a "Good  day, M. Muurier���until Monday���good  uay.  Maurier prepared to go out, indulging  in the following monoli'gue:  "Ah, mis, poor Gainiih ! Well, it is  I setter so. She has fou_u ;i <���!:: :���,<���?..to���  has got married, in faer. Curious I  should so entirely have lost sight of her!  *:he was pretty, was Camille���a trifle  thin, but a good girl aud fuil of droll  /junior; a piquant face, always dusted  with pondre de riz, and her silky hair  like an aureole --.bout her head. How the  years fly! And'she is man-h d, and I am  a doctor, ripe for patients and domestic  ' life. .Really, lam not curious, but it  wouid be quite amusing to see her aaain  ���to see hu- in her new surroundings.  And who k'-iows? She loved me when I  '���sent'her ftcni me. and afterward wrote  me hearthnl-eu leirars. She lives iu  Place Ciif !.y. c-li? Stop a minute���bah,  ��� ho must havei'urgotien me! Still, does  a woman if-ij.n-t when she has suffered?  No. It would be queer if, after ali���  What have I to risk'- I leave Paris iu a  veeK. I'll go to see her. My heart telle  me to-try my luck."  With these edifying reflections Maurier went down and took the Odeou-  Olichy omnibus, upon the top of which  he "at: husM-iing uutiJ he reached his  destination. Aux Trois Princesses. In the  windows looked out upon the world an  artistic arraJijK nu-n of silks and linen,  i fr.resl-of Malking sticks and umbrellas  .::d gorgeous cravat--. Although not  i.age, I he shop imiicated prosperity.  Maurier   he; la ted.   suddenly em bar-  !  : :ssed, not daring to enter  for   tear  of j  . iicounteriiig   the husband or peihaps a  I  cu-rk.   At length, however, he entered,   j  Canii]]c was behind'the counter,    bin  |  -<:cogi-.i/.ed her at once.    Her   fair   face  I  was dusted with ii< e. powder, as it- used  '.<> be.    lie; tal.y hair formed a nimbus  .���bout her head, as   he   remembered   it.  She raised her eyes and glanced ar him  ixpectautly, but with no sign of recognition.  "Yon wish something, monsieur?"  This prei-iing was unir-ok-. <i for.    He.  stammered:  "1 would like some collars and neckties. "  She came out from the counter, saying, "The ckrk is ar '..-.vakfast, but I  will show them to y:;u."  She did not look -... ..in:, opening the  boxes as though she. had never seen him,  as though !����� wure. a passing customer,  absolutely unknown. He felt actually  rim id. She played her part without  affectation.  "These lie* are the most worn.  Hero  *������ ar; f.-nvlish article c? very good qnal  i y a;;d w:. ;>-mely re;..-oin!bie. "'  M.-iurJc- srood mute and undecided.  "if she i:;;:-iembers me," he th'onght,  "she must: ,1:<inkme a prodigious fool."  And beiievi-ig that he saw hovering  about the corners of her lips an indefinable smile���a smile which he well knew  ���he said to himself, "She ie paying  me back, that's certain." So ...be,'too,  began to smile, a foolish, fatuous grin,  TOticb was promptly extinguished as he  resized that she. was not looking a*  him, but seemed to be absently waiting  until he should make bis choice of a  cravat. Finally he said desperately:  "I will take this, and this, and that."  "Is there nothing else? Monsieur  Wished to see collars. "  He nodded. Why did he not speak?  He was alone with her, the clerk at the  midday meal, the husband absent, and  he could hot say the words which were  strangling him:  "Camille, it is L Don't yon remember me?"  Yes,   undoubtedly she did.     Again  N  THE  GARDEN.  My love picked flowers one by one  While I stood near with my cigarette.  She plucked a rose like a great, re-d sun..  Moneywort, asters :l��d mignonette.  "Here i3 a white brier,'' she ��;iid,���  "As white as the love that l':.ive to you."  I plucked a marigold out or the bed.  "Here is a heart that is blithe mid true���  "Blithe and true and full of the sun."  My ludy smiled at our fair conceit,  Pulling the flowers one by oiie.  And pressing the 'thoi-n.s.beneath her feet.  The soft hours stole across the lav, n,  And she came close and softly said,  "When the dew is dry and the leaves are gone,  What will become of the whit* and the red?"  And I said: "In a garden the poets know,  Where the laughter of youth urow.-mver old,  We will see the phlox and the lilies blow.  And the sweetbrier loving the marigold.  ���'We will walk the pathways without, a care,  Smelling the rose and tho mignonette,  And you will bu v.-ondwtV.il.r Iri.v;: and fair.  A"j - will be .-.till in i:..v <i.';:::-L-U;;!"  ���_*7>-odore Huberts in Time and the Hour.  MODEST  FIRE   HEROES.  there  flitted _ across  her lips that hall    ^rhat.They Think Ab��nt wj^u They Are  smile so familiar to him. Certainly she  knew bim.  "What sine?" she asked.  He made an awkward gesture of ignorance. She unrolled her tape measure  and placed it in a businesslike manner  around Maurier's neck. For a second,  as she stood before him, their faces were  so near together that he could have  kissed her.  "Fifteen," she said, opening some  collar boxes for him to choose from. He  picked out four boxes; then, still unwilling to go, asked to see some umbrellas, after which he bought a muffler  and some handkerchiefs. Camille bad  not once flushed, paled or otherwise betrayed herself. Neveithelesa, that ahe  recognized him he would have been  willing to wager his right hand.  "Is there anything else?" she asked  again.  "That is all."  While paying for the articles an idea  ..suddenly-occurred to him.  "Might not these purchases be sent to  me?" he said. '  ' 'Ccrr.ai._ly, monsieur. What address:-"'  He looked at her scrutinizingly while  she composedly wrote, in a large book.  Then he said very distinctly, "Robert  Maurier, M. D., lo Rue Cujas."   -  "Cujas. " she repeated tranquilly.  For a .second he hud the foolish hope  th;!t she would herself bring the pack-  i,;:i'\ but he was speedily undeceived.  ���'.; i;c ivy v.ill deliver the order to-  ��:;������ * I.,  tin, i-uow morning."  *��� i .-!,.di (... ���!��� upon receiving them  pirn:: .;v." >\iiici he, "''for I am quitting  Pun:/' '  ;-hc replk'i, with mechanical politeness, '*01i, ihey shall be sent in time!"  "Good day, monsieur."���Parisian.  Why Ted IJii.'n't II-.iow.  "I wonder how many of the elti.-s know-  how to (.lean a lend jh":c:1 i-i.ni t���,���:"  Everyone looked curious...biicm.ta hnin:  was raised.  ���" ���'TiH ofrun a ��� convenient thimr't"  know," continued Miss ."Morion, who e lo  the children so many interesting thin s.  "Sometimes one is obliged to erase a ���>.��� ;<i  when there isn't jMNsil-Jy time to ivu : :���������  very much, and then it is nice to knew  how to do it so tlie paper will present n  clean appearance. 1-low many present have  your rubbers with you?"  Into their packets went every hand.  When all was re::dy, she said, "Now  write'neatness' on your block of praoi icr  paper."    It took bin; a moment.  "You may now erase your words."  When the papers were inspected, there  was on each a soiled rubber murk.  "Now rub your rubbers on the underside of the blocks." directed _liss Mori- r..  "Be careful to rub the ont ire sm ,';;cu over.  Now each write 'nearness' agnin. "  When tbe words were era.-cd-i!:'s time,  one could hardly see even a trace of the  rubber mai-V--.  "I never : ;.'ard of cleaning viibbers he-  fore," said Ted to Willie .\\ v.eojiib at recess.  "Nor I." returned his litcle friend.���  Youth's Con-::;i.':i_n.  Periling Their Liv��K For Others,  "Heroes Who Fight Fires ' is the tiflo  of an article by Jacob A. Kiis in The Century, in the series of '-Heroes of Peace.''  Mr. Rlis says:  lonco asked Fireman Martin M. Coleman after one of those exhibitions of coolness and courage that thrust him constantly upon the notice of tho newspnpur  man what ho thought of when ho stood  upon the ladder with this tiling boi'oru  him to do thut might mean life or death  the next moment, lie looked at me m  some perplexity.  "Think:-" he said slowly. "Why, I done  think. There ain't any time to. If I'll  6toppod to think, them live people would  a' been burnt. No. I don't think of danger. If it is anything, it is that up there.  Iain boss. Tho rest aro not in it. Only  I wish." he added,.rubbing his arm ruefully at the recollection, "that'she hadn't  faijted. It's bard when they faint. They're  just so much dead weight. We get no help  at all from them heavy women."  And that was all I could get out of him.  I never had much better hick with Chief  Benjamin A. Cicqnol, who is tho ohle-c  wearer of tho Bennett medal, just as Colo-  man is tlie youngest, or the one who received It last. He was willing enough to  talk about the science of putting out fires,  of Department Chief Bonner, tho "man of  few words," who he thinks has mastered  tbe art beyond any man living; of the  back draft, and almost nnytbingeJ.se pertaining to the business, but when I insisted upon his telling me the story of the  rescue of the .Schaofer family of five from  a burning tenement down in Cherry street,  in whi'il) he earned his rank and reward,  be hutched a good humored little -laugh  and said it was "the old man"���meaning  Schaefer���who should have had the ��i_dai.  "It was a grand thing in him to lot tho  little ones come out Iirst." I have sunn-  times wished that firemen were not so  modest. It would be much easier, if not  so satisfactory, to record their gallant  deeds. But I am not sure that it is, after  all, modesty so much as a wholly different  point of view. It is business with them,  the work of their lives. The one feeling  that is allowed to rise beyond this is th��  feeling of exultation in the face, of peril  conquered by courage, which Coleman expressed. On the ladder lie was boss! It  was the fancy of a masterful man. and  none but a masterful man would have yo;  upon the ladder at all.  A Game of Taj.  Two !':���.!<���! heals lay b:;.'--i:iiu: in the sun.  Suic: .; ���.���.������n:y rSeal: "Dear .-iNter, lot us run.  I'll ,_i:;--o you up the sli  jiery roeks so h    h,  And i here we'll watch the stalely ships go !��;,-  ���"i '*����    ,-.. V      .��#���..   .-Jv,-.-.,,  N-r-.!.-   '-Vfi. -. .-UM_W  j       Italian, French, Spanish Confections,  It was not frosn either Italy or France  i that we got the best confectioners in the  earlier days of English cookery. Spain,  j notably Tolodo, furnished England with  i the, most celobrated pastry cooks, or pastc-  i 'eros as they are called, though we hav<i  ��� since looked most to France for these art-  I ists. Under the patronage of '* Bloody  i Mary" and of Queen Henrietta Maria  i Spanish methods flourished apace in the  j court cuisine. We read that when Mary  j entertained tlie Princess Elizabeth at Kich-  i xuond in the summer of 1557 a siiniunioii.s  | banquet was served, in which there was  ' introduced as an ornament a pomerrr.-in.-do  ! tree in confectionery work , bearing tiei  j arms of Spain, showing Mary's .Spsmi.-.ii  ; leanings in a rather ostentatious ln.-liion.  ; These Spanish and Portugiiesoconleetioii-  ; ei�� vvero very skillful.  In the comedy of "The Sun's Darling."  1 by Ford and Decker (first acted I(tt:>-0,  i the "Spaniard" who is one of tho dramatic  j persons declares himself "a confecchtiia-  : dor. which in your tongue is a coiiilii;  j maker, of Toledo." Ho.says, "lean te;u:h  j sugar to slip down your throat in a mil-  ��� lion ways," and he professes himself skill  j ful in "conserves, candies.'marmalades,  i sinkadoes, pouadces. mnraidane, ber^a-  1 moto. nraiixiies muria, limons, berengen;i-.-  | of Toledo, oriiines. [io(ato;js of Malaga :\:..'.  j ten millions more. "���Gentleman's Maga-  ; _ina  ?S*iZk&#0  "Alus; \\\v.i.\i fun is that, my brother dear?  I'd l-uih;',- sleep or wait for fishes here."  Just Ike i u fi-h before nhein both did k'.-ip,  And so my se;:ls pkiyeii li'.-li tay in i':�� deep.  ���il:-'eel Putnam in San Fr/.neiseu Call.  Pi_-s as _.i"��* Savers.  To think of pi.us :.'.���' life savers seems im-  possiblo. yet some ;���! s cr. ;; ve.-se! wrecked  on tho coast of X\: -irnl ia have proved that  pigs, in an enieigeoey. ea-s rise to the level  of the homes in i bo ..:j;!...- I world. The  vessel went ashore on >:.inn- ic-ks l.'icyaril-.-  Australian Fcv��r Cure.  "What'st.hat 11 red grave forr" asked the',  recruit.  "Fella all sick; weather, bad and !/.:d-  gery no good down 'bout Womba. IMeni-y  rain one time, fella catch cold; pleniv iu-  ���ver this time: by'm by fetch 'im lo.:���.;;  that place," explained Wnrri'jul. as aiii-.-r  emerged from a u urlcy of the camp, n.d  tho sick man was- borne to the curio;:.���  grave.     Tho doctor u,-lined in the rear.  Thrusting his hand into the ion.:; ditch.  to test its warmth, the doctor signaled to  lower tho patient into it. He was then  covered from neck to foot, feet and ail.  His head alone rested ahove tho dirt. Ser  geant Dalton o\j h- i:n d :  "The   black:,   pei   fever   patient; in the  ground like that am! ������!; am t he. .. .i r ..:.!  They say the earth will   drnw elf   the uvi'.  spirit, ami then /ill him with ii'e."  "Ele<:!iio cum nis. by .io\e!"  The next day tho   late  put ie.nt -vas bob  bing around like a 'J-year-old.���(J.iiing.  Miikln;: Mini liefiil.  from tho shore. On hoard \-. ��� :-e yoine s.d-  diers of Australia who were returni'-.r  from England w!-,���<:���>.��� they had been ;..!:i:.;-  part in t-he i ueen's ju'ii: ��� A u.-i :���;,.!. i. a-  you know, ;.-��� ul.C i-f I'.n I .."...���' i- i nlonie:;.  There were no nu-kets on ti-e ship, wlir>-  it went on the roeks, to he uve-.i to attreer  attention from shore. The se:i was ��:.-,:  that night. The pi;;s wit�� 1 hinwn over  board, vvith rojies or signal lines attiielien  to their kind leu;s. They swam hsIio:'--.  and of course nttr.-ieted th-.-ui t; in ion of tie:-  life saving station men. who then saw the  ship and at once began saving the passengers by using the traveling basket, a wire  cage in which the passengers were brought  ashore as  rapidly as   the   bosket could go j very man 1 want      You  between the ship and theshore.  We do not  know how the pigs were rewarded.  It must  _ave been hard for the pij'S to swim ashore,  for they do not like water.���Outlook.  Applicant���lam .-. u ex-eons ii t, sir. but  I want to lead an 1 ett li.e.   1 know ym:  by reputation, and i thui.,J.t you nii.-_ii.t-  help me.  Eminent Author ��� What were you in  prison for?  Applicant���Fori;! i-y,  Eminent   Author��� '"lood  and  write  autographs  tor  Fun.  You're   tia  ;i   'co; ,e  .'ibi;',':  lim. ��� Lin.i.vii  Wouldn't Do In Kentucky.  "Nov," said the lecturer on natural  science before a Kentucky audience,  "we will suppose a region in which  nothing existed but water.'"  "No! no!" replied a dozen indigunnf  voices at once. "We will suppose noth-  tas  <uf  _&9 ]__��(_.''  j By a simplo ride the lenjith of the day  . and night, any time of the year, may he  i ascertained by simply doubling tiie timu  j of the sun's rising, which will ��ive the  i length of the night, and doubling the time  ; of setting will give the length of the day.  The first entry on the books of the Now  York subtrwaaury was a credit to Lieutenant W. S. Ros*orarjfl aa a goromment dls-  _uraia_- officer.  FOR SALE:   ". certificate of improvements  Carlionate King Miii��r:tl Claim.  A   6-hole   range  with cooking'uten-   E2  '���' 'ri.AKE NOTICE That I T. M. Gibson, acting m>  sils, in first-class l ^���'-^���^-'���^-^^*-  condition.  A bargain for cash.  Apply to���  IVAN HOE HOTEL,  Sandon.  Siniiitein  the Slocan  Mining- Division of West.  Kuoteiniy   District..     Where-    located:     On  '; Aiounwin, adjoiiiing- Slocan Bey Minim.  eate No. _l��i3A. intend, sixty days from the due  hereof, to.- apply to the Mining Recorder fer  eertiiicTite. of improvements, for the inn-nose of  obtaining a  crown   grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  .17 must be commenced before !he issuance >>*: such  certificate of imiiroVernems.  Dated this .1st day of June. isw.  Canadian  AND SOO LINE.  Xew Fast Daily Service between  -Atlantic aiul Pale * .-  liisrisl Limited  J.K.CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  M.j��lnijrbt  mill   CViituiii-: Miiierji!  Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Ko.irenav, District. Where located: On  Konr Mile creek, two miles from Silverton,  B. 0.     ���  rPAKE NOTICE That I. Ch.ule, E. Hi>\k.  Free  1 Miner's Cortirtciii-e Xo. 704_A. intend six��y  ' days from the date hereof to apiily to the  : Mining Recorder   for a certificate  of  iniru-ovc-  lnents, for (he 'JUijiose of obtaining Crown  , grants of the. above claims.  And further take notice thai  action under sec-  f iuii 37 must be commenced  before the issuance  of snch certificate of improvements.  Dated iliis lltli day of June. iw��.i.  Emily    Kdith     Fraction,     Ka^Ic,    Kagli-  Frnetion ami fr��ncla<] Mineral <*laims.  Reports made on  Mining* Properties j .situate in the sioeun Mining Division of West-  in ��m: wntinn nf C��.tiin��t7 ' !-     h����!?,r1-'i^ ,VIr,.rlef-    ^ \Vbere loeute.l: On  tour M^ih- creek, about two miles from Silverton, B. C.  npAKE XOTICE that I Charles E. Ho-ic, F. M.  1 C. Xo. 7fH2A. intend. iW days��� lrom the dale  hereof, lo apply to the Mining Keeorder for  Certificates of Improvements, for tin- purpose of  obtaining Crown Grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under,  ���section .''7. must be commenced liefore the  issuance of such eertilicatesof Improvement-,.  Dated this Mth day of June. J Ml!-.  in anv section of Kootenay.  SANDON,   -   -   B.C.  Hotel Sandon,  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON  .  R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  99*  999&&899H9Q  OOtf99&&9GO&QQ  DR. MILLOY,  FMTIQ'T  Rooms in Virginia .Blk,   Sandon.  Improved   connecting   service   via.  Revelstoke or Crows Nesfc route   ���to and from���'������  Kootenay Country  First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom  Arrowhead and Kootenav Ldg.  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily  for St. Paul; Thursdays for .Montreal & Boston;   Tuesdays k  Saturdays for Toronto.  NEW DENVER TO  Toronto, - '._" hrs Montreal, % hrs  New York, 10S hrs Winnipeg, 52 hrs  Vancouver, _3 hrs   Victoria,  ,>18 hrs  IrJnreka No. *i Loi 22Si,   ^lineral Hill L<,( i_^",  \riueral Claims.  Situated   in   the Slocwn  Mining  Division   of  West Kootenay District.    Where located:  On north side of Sandon Creek, opposite SI-  can Star mine, one mile east of Sandon. B. C.  rPAKE XOTICE thai-   I.  Robnt   E.    Palmer.  L    agiml for the War  Eagle  Consolidated Mining  ami Development  Co.,   Ltd.  free miner's  Cert. Xo. 1S171A, intend, sj.\r-v davsfioin the date  hereof,    to     apply     to    'tne     M;ining    Recorder   for   certificates of improvements for  the pnrpose of obtaining crown sranrsof the  above claims.  And further take notice that action under see-  lion 37must be commenced before the issuane.  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of June. 1 ��.'��>.  J"cl K. E.'.PALMER.  Tyro, Tyro Fraction hi'kI IJoatSAVain  Fraction  Mineral   Claim.  The  Leland  House,  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel lor travellers  to stoji at.  Mrs. McBougralcl.  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  h pleasant place to stop at when in  SI can City.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of We^.fc  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one and one-half miles south of New Denver.  TAKE'XOTICE that I, W. S. Drewry actingas  1 agent for the Northivest Mining Syndicate  Ltd. Free Miner'.* Certificate No. 32'i7t?A., intend  sixty days from the date hereof to applv to the  Mining Recorder for certificates of im]irov<;-  ments 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 lOtli flay of May, lRfft).  my 18 AV. S. DREWRY.  Majestic and Unexpected Mineral Claims  Situate in the SJocan Mining Division <(  West Kootenay District. Where located: On  Payne Mountain, near Sitndon.  TAKE NOTICE that I Francis J. 6'Reillv,  I agent for Frank H. Bourne, free miuei 's ce'r-  tih'eateXo U)82r A. and Charles French, free  miner's certificate No. 1.018. intend, sixty  days from the date, hereof to applv lo the  Mining Recorder for certificates "of improvements for the puriJosc of obtaining Crown  grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced liefore the issuance  of such certificate's of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of Mav, lJeiti.  vl '  FRANCIS ./. O'REILLY.  K  GETHING *. HENDERSON. Proprietors.  B.andon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Geld. Silver, or Lead.each   (.'eld. Silver and Lead, combined   Geld and Silver   Silver and Lead   Conner (by Electrolysis)   Gold. Silver. Copper and Lead   Gold and Copper    Sih'er and Copper   Gold. Silver and Copper      Pliitininn   .Mercury   Iron or Manganese   Lime. Magnesium. Barium. Silica. Sulphur, each   Bismuth.Tin. Cobalt, Nickel. Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coiil (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter. Ash.  and percentnge of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms:  Cash AVitli Sample.  J line I'Otb. !��!*."��.  FRANK DICK,  Issavee   |. ii ���'     '  -���l.'ill  3 (Hi  ���j '.0  :' on  ���> en  ���; oo  2 all  3 00  5. (ifi  2 06  2 CO  4 00  ���: ���^U7f.ari'cr.;..______!_^  ;r��� _._-__** b__ flra��__i  AND  j-n m ** ria-     j-     j.       57. *u no_ prat, f.y,-  \VALEvER& BAKER,  j       New     fr'tiniitiitv* ��Je;s lers and  Jle)i:iii'ei<  1 Denver's     l':idei'(akers and   Kinba liners.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line poiuis.  U:22k Dlv: lv���DenverC. Siding���nr: Daily U':0ik  11:00k ex.Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg; ar ex. Sun.15:20k  KOSSI.AN1', XBI.SON   ANH CHOW'S XKST LINK.  15._0k ex. Sun: I v N.Denver Ldp: ar ex.Sun 11.00k  Ascertain rates and   full   information   by .addressing nearest local agent nr   G. ii. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F.  Anderson, Trav. lJass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. ,1. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  Wtm Falls k Northern  SYSTKM.'  N ELS< ��N & F< ih'T SHEPPA KD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   tlie  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Ponts  Pacific Coast Points  Pus;et Sound Points'  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GJiEAT NORTHERN RAIL AVAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and inUu'mation  given by local and connecting; line Ticket agents  H. A. -IACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane.'Wasli  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating Kaslo <Jc Slocan Kailway,  International   N;ivi_ar,ion A  Trading   Company,  KASLO A; SLOCAN KaILWAV.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard.  -Tinie--  Passengrer train for Sandon and  way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a-  m. daily, returning^ lea^'es Sandon  atl:ir> ]. m.. .-iri-ivii!��' at Kaslo at  3:oo p..in.  ����@��_��8����?*��<*t��'����W ���'!<9---X$4*-*r?-,Xf$%i%��er����&������fit?��������!?������  1NTK liN A TI0N Ali    N A V1G ATION  A TRADING  CO.,   operating' on  Kootenay Lake and River.  S.  S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo Cor Nelson at i':00 a.  m., daily except Sunday. Returning-  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling-  at Balfour, Pilot Bav, Ainsworth and  all way points,  Connections with S. F. & N. train  to and from Spokane at Five .Mile  Point: also with str. Alberta and to  from Conner's Ferrv, Idahr.  ere are  i<  i?  #  Of lifting tlie load of  trouble from the  shoulders of the  we-iry. 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  .iire'itesf hotel men of the j-iye. We do  not claim any iireaf superiority over  others, but we have learned by close  attention to the requirements of our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the eomforfs a.nd popularity of our  house. Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when the clouds of adversity  darkened tlie trails of every camp in  Kootenay. and they are  with us still now when  the suns of prosperity  shine forth in splendor  making mellow the heart  of man.  S.  S. ALHERTA.  Leaves Nelson for  Bonner's Firry,  ! Tuesday;  ! at 7 a. m  Thursdays and Saturdays  connecting with steamer  International from Kaslo ar Pilot Bay.  K'etur ing' leaves Bonner's Ferry at  7:00 a. m.. Wednesdays. Fridays  and Sundays, connectirig' with str.  International tor Kaslo, Laido and  Argenta. Direct, connections made at  Bonner's Ferry with ('rear Northern  Railway lor all  points east and west.  ��i  New Denver  JACOBSON & CO.  ��.  &  0��  i.AK'Ui '��� I'U.'.Vi AN   I ll \' 1SH.IN.  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardo and Argenta at S:I;i p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo lin- Lardo and  Argenta at o ]��.m. Sundays.  ;     Steamers call at principal landings  i in both directions, and at other points  ' wlicr signalled.  ! Tickets sol to all point iiiCa ada  and the United Stala*. To a.-ceitain  rates and full information,   address���  I Roi'seht Ikyixo, Manager.  ; S. (.'ampiiell, Ivaslo, B. C.  ���     Freight and Ticker Agt.,   Sandon.  JATLANTiC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  j l'o iitid ffniii Eiiri>;i'-:iii  ;������ iint.-- vi�� C'.-in-'Kiian  j iiiiil Anicric-in iim.-.-��.      Ai>|��!y    for siulinn  iliili-s  j rati:--, ticki'!.' .-ir.il   full  inforiiiiitinii   lw  niiy l'.  | Ky u^ont or ���  O. B. OAKKKTT.  I (*. I*. K. Ai-cnt. Now Denver.  W.M. STXT'l'. ..ii'ii. S. S. Atft., Wimii|ieK.  COR CROI JERS. BEADS. St An-  F thonv'.-MiniiK Little Cluifilet of St. Anthony .inrf "nnctilled Postage Stuiupe, write to  Afjefu'.v Biililehi'-m Aiiostollc Scliool, 1.13 ShAW  St., Montrenl, Que. THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, BC, JULY 20, -1.899.  Sixth Yeah  MINING   RECORDS  11���Colonial, Bear ck, J G Rose. Eldorado, Campbell ck, R Stevenson. Eldorado No 2, Campbell ck, F E Clute.  Kootenay lake, Adam Baird. Alpha,  Sawyer ck, John Carscaden. Eldorado  North, Cabin ck, J H Orav. Eldorado  V, same, F P Marquis. Eldorado .IV,  same, Christ}' Maack, Eldorado I, sume,  T Melrose. Eldorado II, eame.TThorn-  burg. Jordan, Goat ck, D Twomey.  Con, Bear Trap, ck, J C Kinzer. Minnie  L, Devil's Own ck, S Huffman. Mary J,  same, W O Robinson. Allar, Bear ck,  H R Stovel. Wealth, Glazier ck, J  Tellier.  1'he following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded'curing the  week in the several mining divisions, of  the Slocan. Those of New Penve- were  as follows :���  LOCATIONS.  julv ii���Jack Pine fr, Four Mile ck,  G H Dawson. Nickle Plate, Red mt,  reloc Boss, L M Knowles.  12���Buck fr, reloc New Oxford, W S  Clark. Rancher, Eight Mile ck, Geo  White.   Le Roy. same.  14���Bell Smith fr,   MeGuigan basin, T j assessments.  Jenkin. \    June 28���Great  Western,   Midnight,  15���Sunday,  Cody creek,   Jas   Croft. : Grey Eagle, Reno,  Red Prince,  Maine,  George, Wilson cr,   A W Markham, G S   Kanapolis,   Tipton,   Something    Good,  Vanatoiie.    Four Silver Tips and Pearl, , First   Chance,  Bannockburn,    Stirling,  same.    Mario, Four Mile cr,   reloc Sum-  Sunset, Maple Leaf, Twin Boys,  mit, J Anderson. i    29���N 0, 2 yrs, Metis.  17���Fanny, Glacier cr, H Bymell. Im-! 30���Neglected, Gold Bug, Colorado,  penal, n fk Carpenter ck, C Eccels. ; pay0re fr., California.  assessments. 3���Yosemite,   Any,  California,  Black  July 12���Estella, Betsy Ross, Ruby, Fox, Lucky, Find*'Black Prince, Com-  Perseveiance fr, Commodore Schlev. stock,  Wild  Cat,  2 yrs,   Polin  Crown,  13-Hiehland,  Bonnie Jean, Broncho,   2 yrs, White Eagle 2 yrs,  Sunset, 2 yrs,  Southern Girl,  Caledonia fr,  Blooming- ! Tired, 2 yrs, Pocket Lake, 2 yrs.  tnn, Genesee,  Black Horse,  Century fr,       4���Burgers King,  Extension,  49, Val-  Rio fr, Bell fr, Morning Sun. i paraiso, Dewey.  14���Dreadnaught, Snow Bird, Nabob, ! 5���Bullion, Wheel of Fortune, Blut-  Fairv, Altoona, Tawanda, Bow Knot, ;cher, Dominion, Venese, Royal, Zulu  Tawanda fr, L fr, Reubin. King, Last Chance,  Boss, .Diamond Ju-  15���Sphinx, Silver Cord, Helena, Fairy ! bilee, Belvedere, Granite, Golden King.  Queen. 6���Silver Reef, Olympia.  17���Sandon, Trophy, Atlas, Slavonic, ; 7���Olympia, Caledonia, Zuin, Alice No  Palmita, Ajax, Bird fr. ; 2, Grant, lone, Midge.  tkakspkks. ;    8���Dakota,    Origlannie,    Minnie    B,  'July'-11��� Honeymoon,  ��, A F O'Brien j Daisy, Crescent, Cuba II.  to Frank X Frame, June 20, $100. i     10���White   Elephant,   Morning  Bell,  12���A'E, >_, H  C   Wheeler   to   W S j Hidden Treasure, Etna,   Hanson,   MP,  Clark, June 15, $500.  14���Crackerjack, 1, Broken Lock, 1-12,  F J Finucane to T J Lendium, June 5.  Fidelity fr, all, Broken Lock, _-, Crackerjack, %, F J Finucane to Scott McDonald, June 5.  15���Fairy, all, C T Porter to Jno G  Steel, May 20.  17���Betsy Ross, all, Stanley, )_, H T  Bragdon to H Clever, July 12, $300.  Nancy Lee, y, Estella, all, M E Bragdon to H Clever, July 12, $550.  Willard, J, H T Bragdon to M E Bragdon, Jnly 12, $180.  StOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  July 7���Gold Viking, reloc Viking No  2, Springer ck, Win Cameron'.  10���New Phoenix fr, Springer, Jno  Kinman. Riley, 2nd n fk Lemon, Wm  Hicks. Noonday, reloc Alberta Boy, 2nd  nfk Lemon, Isaac Loug-head.  11���Vermillion, reloc Silver Hill, Lemon ck,' Ed Haley. Bessie, n fk Lemon,  Mrs F N Carney. Alert, Dayton ck, T  D Tobin. Lucky Dave fr, Springer ck,  Louis Heckman. Superior, 1st n fk  Lemon ck, J D Reid.  14���Vivian,, reloc Melbourne, Ten Mile,  B V Risdon. Storm Queen, reloc Wellington, same. Snow King, reloc Capstan, . Jas McPhail. Standard, reloc  Bunker Hill, same.  ASSESSMENTS.  July 7���X LOR, Maple Leaf, Porcupine.  8���Rosebud.  10���Little Dolphin, Onslow, 2 yrs,  Premier, Matrice, Pontiac, Comstock,  Flagstaff, Emenett, Charleston, Tin  Plate, Barnett, Pulashie. Little Mountain.  11���Smuggler, Superior, Hazelton,  Pendleton, Hamilton, Pendleton, Little  Cliffie, Aberdeen, Lown Boie. Mauxman,  King Billy.  12���Highland, Golden Wedge fr, Hin-  ton, Biwabik, Victoria, Quinte, Gem fr,  Emmons, Endvmoyne, Danube, Bright  Light.  .13���Keewatin, Turf, Perle.  14���Kathleen. Madonna, Colonel Sellers, Hazelton, Pendleton, Hamilton,  Little Cliffie. Simcoe, Gatineau, Orillia,  Montezuma. Monument fr, Huntingdon,  Cornwall  Monte Christb, Hillside  11���True Blue, California, Bear fr,  Mand W, Tiger,  Oregon,  Golden Eagle.  12���Sure Thing, Muriel, Mary, Spruce,  Balsam, Good Hope, Kathleen, Custer,  Black Diamond, Kamloops.  THANSKEKS.  June 27���Side Dish, D W Clark to A  Lind.  Dewey, J^.-RT Martin to A Lind.  Silver Reef, \, A Lind to R Martin.  28���Galvey, J Holland to WL Houser.  Shaler, J McCarvey to W L"Houser.  Black Fox, Daisy, California; H Croft  to J Dunsmuir. c  Sunset, Mayflower, D M Lingard to J  A Peyton.  Silver Bell, }*', Golden Crown, J��, W  Stewart to H Gieeerich.  Noble Friend, New Chum, Eva Jane, \  in each, J Herron to R Green.  30���Acme, American, Spokane Kaslo  No 1, Spokane-Kaslo No 2, J DGiegerich  to H Giegerich.  July 3���Iron Duke, L Alexander to M  R W Rathbourne.  Elba���J Lindgren to A Johnson".  4���Norman, E D Brown, R S Oakley,  W E Pierce and R M Russell to J Drum-  heller.  7���Ella May, J, H. Nitengale to J Chis-  lett, $2.  Diamond fr, Handy Andy, First Luck,  J A Myers to D A Meyers.  Sure' Thing, John Gordon to W J  Thompson.  Kaslo���T L Jenks to J T Tippling.  VEIN'S ANrD THEIR   FORMATION.  stone and quartzite. Some years ago a  contact was looked upon with great  favor but as the genesis of ore deposits  is becoming better understood these prejudices in favor of particular forms of  deposit and certain kinds of wall rocks  are disappearing.  MAKING A MINE.  The making* of a mine lies in the judicious, economical,   correct develop  ment of a prospect.     It   is   work  that  costs money; work that cannot be prop- i  erly done by other than an experienced j  person; work that takes a lot of time to j  accomplish.   It is, especially, work that |  is most trying* to the stockholder, and  particularly so if he be not conversant i  with mining*.     The average buyer of f  stocks expects comparatively quick and  certainly larg*e returns, when in fact  nothing- would   warrant any such  assumption.   The payment of dividends  ought to be one of the last things contemplated when opening a mine,  because there are numerous other things  more important���more important  because by their doing this there will be  more reasonable expectancy of continuous dividends.     It   is   not   the mere  matter of reaching the ore in the crosscut; but to be properly developed the  property should have most thorough  and complete exploitation, and so long  as the management of a property is so  conducting operations, the stockholders  may rest assured that their very best  interests are being kept in first place  A mine may be ruined by bad management.    The better way to avoid such  disaster is to employ an expert operator  who, while seemingly spending a lot of  money, will actually be working to ultimate perfect economy.  John Williams has done a rushing  business in Rosebery strawberries this  week. tie is getting them in fresh every  dav.  This 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 Ladles' and  Misses' soods for Summer wear  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  Hunter Bros.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  Groceries, Dry Goods,  MEN'S FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE, CARPETS,  BOOTS & SHOES, TINWARE, LINOLEUMS,  HATS & CAPS, CROCKERY, WINDOW  SHADES/CLOTHING.  We carry tlie. best lines that money can buy,   and,   buying' in large quantities, save you the extra profit,  Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood       Grand Forks  _i_i___iii__>_niniire__M_i____________a_a  Twiching  E  SI.OCAN   ORB   SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994-   tons.  July loth :  Payne    Last Chance ���  Slocan Star   Sapphire   Coin   Ajax    Sovereign   Reco   Ivanhoe    Treasure Vault.  Trade Dollar....  Liberty Hill....  Madison   Wonderful   Idaho Mines ���  January   1st,    1899,   to  Week.  15  Queen Bess.  Wi  %,  J H Thomp-  TRAN'SFERS.  July 8���Oregon City,  son to L W Parkinson.  10���Dido and Lucky Jack, ^.Evening  Star No 10, '%, Libby and Rover, %,  Denbigh and Skvlight, ,!_, Smeralda, %,  Thos Elliott to Carnduff M & D Co.  11���Berdau, I, Herbert C Thomlinson  to Martin Murchison.  Nansen, J,   Wm  Thomlinson to same.  12���Moste, X, W H Burton to V C  Racliffe.  13���Pulaski, >_, Rich Seeman to J F  McCrae.  14���Buxom Belle, _, Geo Nichol to L  K Larsen.      __   AINSWORTH    DIVISION.  LOCATION'S.  June 28���India, Black Rock and Montague, Houser Lake, H Stovel. Australia  and. Old Reliable, Houser Lake, J M  Anderson. New Zealand, same, J B  Anderson. The Bell, Daylight, Tea  creek, W T Tipton. Ruthven, Crawford i  ck, WE Hodder. j  29���Brittania, Bear lake, O Borene. j  Silver Bell, Hooker ck, O Johnson, j  Knob Hill, Woodbury. A Thomas. j  Helena, same, S Hawkins. Little Pete, j  Hooker ck, P Griddle. I  TO���Kaslo,-Kaslo  ck,  G   F Oopeland. ;  Yankee Bov,   Duncan   river,   W Nelson.  Yellow Kid", same,   F J Wiser.     Copper ���  King, same, C Scheel j  July 3���Almota, Lyle ck, H M Ritner. :  Lin wood, same, J Empy. Nevada, Ar- !  geuta, G W Wooten. Cassandre. same, j  J P Graves. White Pine, Lyle ck, J R j  Steven*. Surprise. Woodbury, 1) Me- '  Graw. Silver Tip, same, A F and Tbeo  Adams. Elba, Lardo, J Lindgren.  Clinton, same, A Johnson.  5���Wellington,   Canyon   ck,   0 Davis,  Tomboy, same, (J Noel  and  C   Archam-  ' Golden,   same,   Noel & Archain-  The Mining and Scientific Press gives  the following  few  simple  facts  that all  Mining   men   should   understand:      A  dyke is a vein-like mass of eruptive rock  intruded from great   depth  and  cutting  older rocks whether  sedimentary,  met-  simorphic or massive.     They  may  conform with such older rocks in strike and  dip or may cut across them.     A granite  dyke may intrude an older granite formation.    A  true fissure   vein   is   a   vein  which has formed  in  a  fracture of the  earth's crust which extends to unknown  but certainly to great depth.    All fissure  veins are true veins.     The   term   "false  fissure vein" indicates nothing.    A gash  vein is the result of the erosion of a lens  of quartz or other   mineral,   the  lower  portion   only   remaining.     They  occur  most commonly in mica sliists and rocks  of similar character.    Most  fissures  are  formed as a result of a  tremendous compressive stress in the rocks, thought by  some to be due to the  cooling of the interior of the earth and a  subsequent attempt of the outer  crust  to  readjust itself to the new  condition.     Under  this  stress rocks along certain   lines are often  wrinkled, as it were,   the incipient stage  of folding which results later if the stress  continues.    Should   the  strain continue  after folding has taken place,  a  point is  eventually reached when   the  rigid rock  masses are no longer able   to  withstand  the strain and   a  fracture  results.    Displacement nearly always follows, but tin;  amount   of    movement    is   sometimes  scarcely noticeable.      In   other  cases it  reaches many thousands of feet.     These  movements are seldom   violent but continue over a long period of time.    Mineral solutions ascend along the planes thus  made and a fissure vein is formed.    This  is the  true  fissure   vein.      A    plane of  weakness having been established, dykes  are also often thrust in  along  the same  plane or near it.    In some instances the  dyke has been   intruded   first,   the vein  forming   subsequently.      In   the   early  stages of tlie formal ion of  the  vein the  i strata are bent   and  twisted  and many  | open spaces and  zones of crushing are  j formed.    Should   the   stress   upon  the  rocks find relief elsewhere  or  cease en-  ��� tirely   no  fissure  would   result,   though  j mineral   solutions   might   pass   upward  ild Goose  Monitor  ���  Whitewater      73  ���liickson -   Bell ,   Wellington   Antoine.   Rambler -.-...���  ��� ���  Dardanelles   Great Western  ...   Bosun   Marion   Canulla.   Fidelity.-   Vancouver..;   Wakefield   Emily Edith   Comstock   Noonday     1H0  Enterprise   Ta.mii ra c      -0  Total  5,271  2,245  5-1R  33  12  40  20  .  180  119  112  18  3  lo  20  000  1,180  15  26'l  1.183  477  . . - 30  11  45  2��2  100  48  540  20  31  3  320  580  (.)'��  120  Kill  00"  2'i'  Indicate eyestrain  The slightest hint  of it should not be  nealected.  NELSON  B. C.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B(. C. Suo-aivRefinery and Royal  / ���  uity Planing Mills."  We test eyes free of  charge, and recommend glasses only  when absolutely necessary. Eyes tested night or day.  NEW DENVER,   B. G.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling- public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE,  Proprietor.  All work Guaranteed.  Agent   for  the   famous  Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  Q/W. ORIMMETT,  Jeweler surad Optidae,  SairadomL >  Total tons....  208  15.01]  WS9,  m  i .i.:ii_i.J  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio, si.40, go pivpaid  Film Cartridges, 3J-x.'l.'. .75c.  Other Supplies, same rates.  O. STRA.THEA RN,  Kaslo. 13. O.  P. A. nun roe.  NEW DENVER  General  Drayman, Ice,  Wood  Hav and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  La very and  Baat Stables.  __?*$adrile horses and pack train at- Ten Mile.  MINERS WANTED.  t  /%%%��^%V��  PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVANCOUVER and  .-. EL.SON,   B.C. ^  Beefsteaks  Tender Mutton, and. Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  New Denver Meat Market.  Fresh Fish  From the  Briney Deep.  Eggs c�� 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 ad.  New Denver Meat Market  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Established IS!'.7).  E. M. SANDILANDS,  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH,  ,        Proprietors.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  A    D  AN O  IM PORTED  DOMESTIC CIGARS  TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &G.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Oonfection-  erv and Fruit.  The Tangier Mine, Ltd. Albert  Canyon, B. C, requires six good  miners. Wag*es, $3.50 per day ���not $3  F. L.CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Every Friday at Silverton. SAKDOK, B. C.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Sl-OCAX   CITV. - - B.  C.  hTi). curtisT"  Mines;   Real   Estate;   Ixsuraxce;  accountant.  Abstracts op Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton. ASSAYER.  SANDON. B.C.  Minine1 Stoi-ks bought and Sold.   General A-rent  Tor Sloe.in Properties.        Promising:   Prospects For Sale.   BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Pal ma  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo. B C  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 Dental Surgery  Chicago  NEW  DENVER  BRIOK  YARD ''  BRICK  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Plate and Bridpe work.  Office. Broken Hill Blk." Nelson.  FOR   SALE.  OHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER,  bault.    Golden,   same,   ������_,,,  han't. Big Swell and Good Luck, Schro- \ along the zone of compression and told-  der ck, J E Bigham. Dandy, adj Sky- : ing and many lenses of ore might result,  line,   A Jansen.     Tiptop,   High  Grade, ; Ag   th(,���_   ien8es  u9U_Uy  succeed  each  Ainsworth,   G   Koons.       Green   Lake,   ��� . . ,.       : ,           So Fork. Burt Pearson.    Sylvia, Jackson ; other m  a given  direction, often  over-  Basin. W Mouise.     Paymaster,   Houser j lapping,   they   practically  constitute   a  lake, P L Raynor.     Youngsdale,  same,  G Young.  7���Sarah, Devil's Own ck, D A Kennedy.  8���Evanston, Woodbury ck, J E Otis.  Twin Lakes, So Fork, E Boil. Greenwood, Schroder ck, C E Johnson.  10���Monte Carlo, Duncan river, G B  Dennis.    Carrie, Jackson ck, A Johnson.  $1.00  By using- the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed wich your name in  the return corner, and  sold  by The Ledge at  FIRST HUNDRED,  FIFTY -CKNTS   each   subsequent hundred.  Amherst, So Fork, O Stra.thea.rn. Irean  Hooker, Hamillck, Mabel Bigney. May  Belle, Schroder ck. Jas D Carlyle. Reliance, Hamillck, W White.  j vein, and in some instances may be called  i a true vein.    Where   the  torsion of the  i rocks lias  resulted   in   the  formation of  ; lenses of quartz or  ore  at  considerable!  I distances from each other, and the upper j  ' portion of  one of  these deposits  is re- j  moved by erosion, the remaining lower j  , portion constitutes the gash vein as des- <  '��� cribed above. _. '.   i  A contact vein is an ore dejiosit lying  between two unlike  formations  as lime- I  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserina's aWavs on hand.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block.  New Denver, B.C.  I have the  largest stock in B. C.  and examine the Is  Call  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PRICES.       BELTS, BLOUSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  OSTRICH FANS,   LOJRQ.UETTE CHAINS,   BRACELETS.  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS- -'  Fane Watcih RepairHug Guaranteed  : " 5e:ricl by Mml or Express  JACOB "DOVER,  Nebom, B.C.

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