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 Volume V.   No. 42.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 21,1898.  Peice, $2,00 Year  IN THE L06AL FIELD  The fire hall has not materialized.  J..C. Harris has gone to the coast for  a mouth.  The Rosebery sampler seems to have  been a myth.  The Mollie Gibson is reported as having*'14 inches of pre.  W. C. E. Koch has taken up his residence in Mew Denver.  The Dardanelles mine is expected to  re-open on tho 15th of July.  The Silver Bell in the Best basin has  a force of eight men at work.  Services will be held in the Presbyterian church on Sunday next at the usual  hours.  Work will be resumed on the Lake-  view when the water subsides in the  tunnel.  At Nakusp on Sunday, July 17th, to  the wife of Frederick W. Jordan, J.P., a  daughter.  In the shaft of the Bosum at a depth  of 33 feet there is in sight 14 inches of  solid ore.     ^      '    ,  Several parties are looking at the L.  " H., on  Red, mountain, with a view  to  buying it.  The weather clerk seems to have lost  his calculations. He ought to be reminded that this is July.  On theL. H., in crosscutting for the  ledge, a body of ore four feet wide was  found, which assays S106 in gold.  A force of men has been started to  work on the Mount Mable and development work will proceed steadily.  A contract has been let for 15 feet of  tunnel on the Jim Black, making 115  feet in all, and probably cutting the  ledge.  Eight car loads of ore from the Enterprise mine were taken to Rosebery  Sunday on the barge for shipment to the  smelter.  The Antoine mine shipped one car of  ore recently to Kaslo, being the only  shipment from MeGuigan during this  month.  Business is dull in the Slocan. This  is principally owing to the lack of proper  advertising of the district, and the Sambo-  Spanko war.  Some fine looking stuff that assays  way up in g-old is ocing taken out of  the Pinto, another one ,of the Mollie  Hughes group.  The New Gold Fields of British Columbia, Sir Charles Tuppcr's company,  is to resume work on the Exchange  group near Slocan City.  Five inches of galena running 220  ounces in silver has been struck at a  depth of 500 feet on the Sovereign after  running a tunnel of SOO feet.  Speculator mineral claims, adjoining the  Enterprise, Ten Mile. The ledge is fully  30 feet wide of concentrating ore, assays  made from the ore running over 300  ounces. The Ohio is situated above the  Enterpiir.e on the summit of the mountain and has three distinct ore bodies  running through it.  A scene on the Rine, done with paint,  moss, sand and minerals can be seen in  the Victoria Hotel at Silverton. It is  the work of Miss Helen Nelson, a domestic in the hotel. Working in her spare  moments it took her eight months to  complete the picture. A border runs  round the frame made from mineral  specimens of many Kootenay mines.  Miss Nelson should cultivate her talent  as this work indicates her artistic ability.  Major Furlong and Patrick Russell  have been looking up gaiena, dry ore and  gold properties for a company of London  capitalists; but have not yet closed any  deals. The Rainbow group on Springer  creek and Black Grouse group on the  north fork of Carpenter are and have  been investigated with a view of purchasing. C. J. Alford, the expert for  the company, was here a short time ago  but found the country too rough for him  to travel in. He has returned to London  and will send out one of his assistants.  Mr. Alford is the expert in South Africa  for the Rothchilds and Cecil Rhodes.  WON'T   GIVE   WAV.  The Government oigans of the coast  cities are still holding fast to the .lelusion  that the Turner government has not  been defeated. The most liberal of them  figure it out that both sides will have 19  members, while tlie World puts it in this  way: "Let not the supporters of the  Turner administration throughout the  country���and the number is main*���be  led away with the Opposition fallacy,  that it must necessarily give place lo the  Opposition. There are yet six months  to elapse before the House is supposed  to meet, in February of 1S99, and during  that period important changes in all  probability will occur. Protests have  either been or will be entered in North  Yale by Hon. G. B. Martin, in East Yale  by Donald Graham, in Revelstoke by W.  White, Q.C, and in Nelson iby A. S.  Far well."  Mouble shift. Operations were resumed about the middle of May after a  suspension of some months.  The Golden and Fort Steele Development Company are going to do extensive development work on their  valuable mineral claims at the head of  Toby creek. A'party goes up there  next week to commence operations.  The Swansea mineral claim in Windermere mining* division, belonging to  Ben Abel, Joe Lake, Sam Brewer and  G. 8. McCarter, has been bonded to F.  A. Mulholhand, of Rossland, for S5,000.  The first payment is due on July 29th.  No less than four mining men went  up by the steamer Duchess to Windermere on her last trip, for the purpose of  completing* certain bonds on properties  there, and report several good deals on  properties up Roby creek: and Horse  Thief creek.  Thos. E. Wilson, of Banff, has struck  a streak of copper bearing* quartz one  and a half miles from the C.P.R. track,  near Leanceoil station. The ledge is  from five to eight feet wide. An assay  was made by Cunningham & Haryey,  which showed value of 22.6 per cent,  copper.  Mr. Mitclieli-Innes, with Charles  Parker, M.E., Rossland, went up on  the Duchess on her last trip to Windermere Mr. Parker goes for the purpose  of inspecting the development work  that is proceeding on the Mineral claims  up Toby creek, belonging to the Golden  British Columbia Company, of which  Mr. Mitchell-Innes is manager.  The North Star is steadity shipping  ore. A discovery of a large body of  carbonates "was made on the Moonlight,  one of the group. Among* them blocks  of galena from 26 to 500 pounds in  weight have been found. The discovery was made in an iron ledge that runs  through the Midnight, Stemwider, Ontario, Bucher and Sullivan g*roups.  Accounts of the horrors of the disaster  show that it was the most shocking-  brutality, not to say murder,ever heard  of in marine history.  Fred Neffler, the sole survivor of a  Swiss party of about 15, going to their  native country on a visit, gave a  graphic account of the disaster. He is  29 years old and was one of the few survivors who could speak English fluently. He left Tacoma, Wash., on June  25, and joined his party on La Bour-  gogne the following Saturday. Neffler  states that while on the raft he saw five  women, who were clinging to the verAr  rope he had hold of, thrust to their  death with boat hooks in the hands of  Frenchmen on the raft. Neffler is certain that he can point put the men. He  says they cut the rope and altogether  the women sank beneath the surface.  They screamed pitifully and one of  them pleaded for her life, but thev were  all heartlessly pushed away. One of  the women was the mother of August  mg3��&&Sffl&?%% SS SB SSSSSSSSSBSS  i 0F EASTERN ORIGIN  AROUND   NELSON.  OPPOSITION    WILL   ALSO' PROTJKST.  The Enterprise people are building a  wharf at Ten Mile "to accommodate the  loading of ore barges. The mine is shipping 1,000 tons of ore to Omaha.  The total ore shipped from the Idaho  from August 1st to July 1st was 2,990  tons. The shipments last week were 90  tons, making a total to date of 3,089  tons.  Searching parties are on the lookout  about the Red Fox slide for the body of  McGibbons, the unfortunate miner who  was carried away early in the snowslide  season.  A rich strike is reported from the  Tamarac. It is said that a paystreak  measuring* three inches lias been uncovered which will run 1,000 ounces in  silver.  When J. C. Harris paid 81,700 for a  ranch and two mineral claims near New  Denver some wise people thought he  was crazy.   He received 87,500 for the  has   the  glorious  The Vancouver Province announces  definitely that the election of Messrs.  Turner, Helmcken, Hall and McPhillips  in Victoria; Dunsmuir in Comox; Eberts  in North Victoria; Pooley and Bullen in  Esquimalt, (providing a recount before  the judge does not result in the return  of the Opposition candidates); and Booth  in North Victoria is to be protested. In  all these constituencies the most scandalous bribery was .'practiced and there is  little doubt that the protests that have  been decided upon will result in the unseating and perhaps the disqualification  of inore than one of the Government  supporters.  FAILED    TO   AGREE.  been put to work  group of claims  A force of men has  on the U. B. and B.C  near Ymir.  Archie McDougall and Harry Jackson are doing* development work on the  Ymir Belle on Wild Horse creek.  on  A. force of men has been put to work  the Blue Eyed Nellie near Ymir.  Evans & Co have let the contract for  the sinking* of a 30-foot shaft on the  Dewey claim near Ymir.  The Canadian Pacific Exploration  Company are at present grading* a site  for a 10-stamp mill. The mill will be  located about one mile from the mine.  A 2,500-foot tramway will be built from  the mine to the mill. Enough ground  has been opened to keep the mill running for the next two years.  The Nelson Poorman Gold Mining  Company has struck it rich on the Poor-  man. Several days ago the company  came upon ledge matter in the 600-foot  tunnel. Work was continued until the  ledge was crosscut at a depth of 300 feet.  At this point the ledge shows five feet of  milling ore, a fair sample from which  assayed a little over $100 to the ton. The  importance of this strike can scarcely be  overestimated, since it is a practically  demonstration of the fact the ledges in  the gold belt to the southwest of Nelson  go down.  BOUNDARY CREEK COUNTRY.  claims last week, and still  ranch. Thus it is in this  country of silver and lead,  E. L. Beer has resigned his position as  cashier in the Bank of Montreal, and is  succeeded by P. Damoulin, of New Westminster. After spending a month visiting his home in New Brunswick Mr.  Beer will return and go into business in  some part of Kootenay. His many  friends wish him success.  An application is to be made for a  Crown grant for the Carbonate Hill  claim, situated on Red mountain and  adjoining the L. H. claim. A splendid  lead 20 feet wide runs through this property. An eight-inch paystreak gives  average returns of 2J per cent, copper,  S18 in gold and 30 ounces silver per ton!  The present force at work on the  Golden Wedge has been increased by  10 men. Operations have just begun  on the construction of a 150-foot tunnel.  It is the intention of the owners, the B.  C. Gold Fields Company, to tap the  ledge at a considerable depth on the  Bonanza, a claim adjoining the Golden  Wedge.  C. E. Smitheringale brings a most encouraging  report   from   the   Ohio   and  The committee having in charge the  Sunday school picnic has been forced to  abandon the proposition for the 22nd,  and will endeavor to formulate different  arrangements for a later date that will  afford the children quite as much enjoyment. When request was first made to  the C.P.R. for the use of the ss. Slocan it  was offered to the committee in writing  for $00, and $40 was guaranteed for the  train from Sandon. These sums were  satisfactory to the committee and arrangements were made on this understanding. But when the tickets were to  be printed the C.P.R. officials demanded  that half tickets be printed for the children, and that the company be given  about SO per cent, of all proceeds over  and above the $60 guaranteed. This the  committee did not feel justified in acceding to, and ceased all negotiations with  the soulless corporation.  EAST   KOOTENAY   NOTES.  All the claims on Mark creek are said  to look 100 per cent, better on development than they did a year ago.  In running a tunnel of 57 feet on the  Perhaps, about seven miles north of  Fort Steele, a ledge of four feet of quartz  carrying g'old, silver and copper Jjwas  uncovered.  A shaft of 28 feet has been sunk on the  Carbonate claim, on Luke creek, showing* a well defined vein of flake galena  running 2S per cent, in lead. About 50  tons of "ore are on the dump.  Considerable native copper has been  found on the Golden Fraction, on Mark  creek, and in the Cariboo Marsh Mineral claim, on Movie lake. The ledge on  the Goodie fraction is two feet wide.  The Dibble group,in Fort Steele mining division, is now being worked by a  At the instance of J. S. Bruce an information has been laid against Theodore White, charging him with having  made a false affidavit in connection  with assessment work on the Edward  mineral claim, in South Deadwood.  This charge, which is the outcome of  some previous litigation over conflicting interests in the claim mentioned,  will be heard at Greenwood.  The bond on the Primrose fractional  mineral claim was taken up last Thursday by F. Keffer, manager for the B.C  Copper Company. On October 28, 1897.  this claim was* bonded for $7,000 bv  Messrs. W. G.J\IcMynn and J Schoftel'd  to the Boundary Mines Company of  New York, which company has since  been merged into the B.C. Copper Company. The Primrose adjoins the Mother  Lode in Deadwood camp.  and John Burgi, who were among the  survivors.    Two others were German  and the other two were French worn en:  Mr. E. Achard, a Frenchman, who  has been some years in Baltimore, was  on his way to France with his wife and  two children.   On the morning of the  collision he put them in a boat amidships and went to get another boat for  himself.   Only one end of the boat he  got into was  cut  loose  and the boat  tipped when it descended, throwing the  occupants into the water.   Just at this  time,   the  Bourgogne's   funnels  gave  way and one of them fell directly across  the boat in which Achard's wife and  children had been placed, crushing it  and knocking all the passengers overboard.   One of the funnel chains struck  Mrs. Achard across the chest and literally tore the  body asunder.    Charles  Liebra and others" who were eye witnesses say it was the most blood-curdling sight they evere saw.   Achard fell  into   the  water   when the Bourgogne  sank, but managed to get hold of a raft,  to which he clung for eight hours, sub-  merged to nis armpits.   He had 820,000  on his person at the,time of the wreck  and  it   was saved with   him    He   is  heartbroken and wretched on account  of the loss of his wife ani presented the  pitiful aspect of one who could not weep.  THE  CItBW  DEFENDED.  Paul Paguet, acting general agent for  the United States and Canada for the  Compagnie Generate Trans-Atlantique,  has given out for publication a statement concerning the charges made in  relation to the conduct of the crew of  La Bourgogne at the time of the recent  disaster. Among other things, Mr.  Paguet says:  "It would be useless for me to defend  the captain and subordinate officers of  La Bourgogne. They showed themselves heroes by remaining at their  posts and dving with those they could  not save, Of the IS officers of the deck  and engineer's department only three  saved themselves, and then they did  not leave the ship until they had done  their whole duty.  ������Immediately after the collision  officers and men alike went to the posts  assigned them. Several starboard lifeboats were dashed to pieces, while the  lifeboats on the port side had been rendered useless by the heavy list of the  steamer to starboard. The crew, aided  by some of the passengers, succeeded  in lowering two of them, in which women and children took their places.  Unfortunately these boats had to be  slipped along the hull of the steamer to  lowered, and they capsized.  "It was only at thelast minute, when  all efforts Avere of no avail and the  steamer about to disappear, that the  sailors, by order of their chiefs, jumped  into the sea and 35 of the 60 A\-ere lost.  The three lifeboats that had been  launched after having unloaded their  passengers in safety on board the  Cromartyshire, made three more trips  and brought all the survivors.  The apple crop throughout western  Ontario gives promise of being one of  the largest for many years.  The Canadian Pacific Raihvay has sent  to Switzerland for a number of Alpine  guides to act as guides for tourists in the  Rocky mountains.  The Government CroAv's Nest Commissioner, E. C. Clute, Q.C, intends  %'isiting Ottawa A'ery shortly to confer  with the ministers as to the scope his inquiry is to be given.  A brilliant meteorite passed over  central Ontario on Tuesday night last,  alighting near Collingwood. It was a  very grand sight and was viewed by  thousands of people.  Col. J. P. Hamilton, of the 9th TJ. S.  Cavalry, who was one of the slain at the  battle near Santiago de Cuba, on Friday  night last, was a Canadian, born and  brought up at Charleston Lake, 15 miles  from Brockville.  Richard Jaffray, of the late firm of  Jaffray Bros., publishers of the Gait Reporter, died at his residence in Gait on  Monday, in the 65th year of his age. He  had been a resident of Gait for 54 years,  and was mayor for two terms.  Canadian trade is in a very flourishing  condition. In the customs department  alone the increase in the revenue will  probably amount to over $2,000,000.  This shows an enormous increase in imports over the preceeding year.  A Kingston man named H. S. Crumley, who was in the employ of a Rochester firm and who sailed for Paris on the  lost ship La Bourgogne, is amongst the  ill-fated 560 who went down with the  boat, on Monday morning, July 4th. A  Toronto man named Thomas Wright was  also a victim.  During   a   terrible   thunderstorm  on  July 3rd three young men, named Chas.  Searle, Roy Sinnett and Chas. Williams,  who were   sailing   on Burlington Bay,  Hamilton, in a clinker-built yacht, A\rere  droAvned.   On the same afternoon two  well-known Toronto boys,named Aubrey  Cariniff and Wm. Anderson, were drowned in Lake Ontario.   They had been on  a trip Avith three other young men in a  neAv- kind of a yacht, a 22-foot yawl, owned by Frank Grey, a prominent member  of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, and  a brother to one of the young men on  board.    The   party   were" in "sight   of  Mimioo   when   the   squall   struck  and  capsized the yacht.   All five clung for  sometime to the boat, but finanally Can-  niff   and   Anderson   sank.   When   the  rescuing party  from shore reached the  capsized boat the remaing three, R. A.  L. Grey, Albert Roberts and Win.Brodie,  were almost exhausted.   However, after-  some hours hard work they v,ere all resuscitated.     ^_   WHITE   GEOUSK   MINES.  Probably one of the richest mineral  districts in all Kootenay lies east of  Kuskonook, JbetAveen there and the  Movie lake country, and more generally known under the title of the White  Grouse mountain district. Heretofore  the only way to reach this region Avas  by trail from Sanca, eight miles above  here on Kootenay lake. The trail this  way is long and" hard and must cross  tAvo summits in its 25 miles of distance.  These facts have hitherto prevented  active development   or  shipment and  little   prospecting   has  The Hon. Wm. Mulock, Postmaster-  General of Canada, is fighting hard to  bring his project of an Imperial penny  post into force. The British Government appears inclined to favor it. Australia, hoAveA'er, is much opposed to it,  probably on account of the heavy loss of  reA*enue it would involve at first.  George Harvey, son of Mrs. John  Harvey, of Toronto, was drowned on  Tuesday, Avhile bathing at Cartwright's  Point, Kingston. Deceased was 22years  of age and was a clerk in the Toronto  branch of the Bank of Montreal. He  Avas spending his vacation with his  brother, whom he had not seen for 15  years. The doctors say that he Avas  dead from heart failure before he sank.  Sir Oliver Mowat had quite a thrilling  experience this week. He had attended  the McDowall memorial ceremony at  Fredericksburg, and Avas returning with  a party of prominent Kingston citizens  on the steamer Jubilee, when fire broke  out about 9 :30 o'clock.   For a time there  OVER   FIVE     HUXDBED    .DROWNED.  Most Horrible Ocean   Crime of tbe Century    was    the   Sinking   of  the  Uourgogne.  The sinking of the French liner La  Bourgogne some days ago off the coast of  Sable island, Avas tlie greatest crime in  the   annals   of   ocean   history      The  steamer Avas cut open   by a   collision  Avich another  and in   less  than half an  hour she sank t^ the bottom -with 560 of  the passengers and crew.    Only 165 out  of 725  were saved, and of this number  104 were the ships creAv.    One Avoman  Avas saA'cd out of 176 on board, and not  one child   Avas rescued.   The   French  faught   like demons.     There  Avas no  effort   made   to   save   the passengers.  FiA-e hundred and three men,  Avomen  and children were on  board as passengers.    Of this number 61  managed to|  save themselves.    The crew numbered i  22-2, and of this number 101 saved them-!  selves.   This tolls the storv. j  "Captain Morrison, of the Cromartyshire has made to the consul of Halifax  a statement declaring that the criticisms  attributed to.him by writers in the newspapers are untrue.  "One of the passengers, a young man,  shoAved a scar Avhich he said he had re-  ceived from a blow inflicted by an oar  in the hands of some one, whether a  passenger or a sailor he did not know,  but he added that the man who did  strike him Avas justified in doing so because there Avere IS or 20 on the raft he  AA-as trying to climb on, and if he had  not been repulsed the raft Avould have  capsized and the whole party lost.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  The ss. Kokanee is taking a large  number of prospectors to Argenta and  Lardo on every semi-Aveekly trip.  The Montezuma is reported to have  made a very important strike that may  result in the mill being started again.  It is said the whole face of the tunnel is  in concentrating ore of a splendid  grade. But as it will take several days  to cross the lead the full extent of the  ore body can not bo ascertained at present, but it is thought it will be considerable.    The production of the mines in the  C'leur d'Alcnes. Idaho. Avill be worth  815,000,1)00 during 1S0S.  was a great commotion on board and the  ladies had to be taken ashore in lifeboats. However, the fire was soon extinguished without injury to anyone.  Alexander Laurrie, of Toronto, a  printer in the employ of the Monetaiy  Times Printing Company, Avas run down  by a trolley car while crossing Church  street, about 6 o'clock, one day this  week, receiving terrible injuries* from  Avhich he died in a feAv minutes. The  deceased Avas about 55 years of age and  Avas almost totally deaf, so did not hear  the car approaching. He leaves a  widow and several grown-up sons and  daughters. Mr. Laurrie Avas a member  of "Old 91" Typographical Union.  A Windsor, Ont., family,named Leigh-  ton, have received word of a fortune,  Avhich they will probably receive in a  few mouths. The family consists of  Mrs. John Leighton and her four sons.  The whole amount of the fortune to lie  divided is about $40,000,000. and the  Leigh ton's share will amount to some  $3,000,000 Sergt.-Major Leighton, who  lived for many years in Windsor, had an  uncle named George Hall, avIio was a  a cattle raiser in Australia and who died  about 30 years ago. His widow has  since died, and now the estate, according to Mr. Hall's will, is to be divided  among Sergt.-Major Leigh ton's children.  In 1884, Mr. Andrew Crabtree, a cattle  dealer, of Toronto, left that city for England, with a consignment  of 300 head of  cattle.    His wife received no Avord from  him, and  at last,  owing  to her  money  giving out, she was obliged to leave heV  home on Straehan Ave.  and  go  to  her  father.    Tenants,Avho have occupied the  house since, haA'e declared  that  it was  haunted by  Crabtree's  ghost.    In   fact  one woman was frozen to her chair Avith  freight by the appearance  of  the ghost,  whom she described as a big man carrying a club.    The description  tallied precisely Avith   Mr.  Crabtree's likeness,  so  everyone   said.     Alas!   for   the   ghost.  Lo! on  Monday.   Mr. Crabtree   (a  very  substantial ghost in the flesh) walked in  on his friends much to their  consternation.    However, he explained  that during   his  fifteen  years'   absence he  had  been busy laying up a pile of the needful  in the the Western States.    lie has now  returned home to  make his   peace with  his wife.  comparative^1"  been done.  Noav, hoAvever, it is said that all this  will be changed, and a good trunk trail  on easy grade Avill be built in by a neAv  route/ It Avill leave the neAv" Ci-oav's  Nest Pass line at Goat River Crossing  and Avill folloAv up Goat River to the  heart of the White Grouse district. This  trail, Avhich Avill be no longer than the  one iioav in use from Sanca, -will be on a  grade not exceeding tAvo per cent, the  entire distance, making it peculiarly  available. Another advantage over  the old route is the fact that it -will be  passable eight months in the year  against three of the Sanca route.  In the White Grouse Mountain district over 500 locations haA'e been made,  notAvithstanding its inaccessibility, and  many of these are extremely promising.  The ore is chiefly gray "copper and  chalcopyrite, carrying- gold and copper  and also good values in silver, tests  giving* S12 to 830 ,' in gold, and 15 to 30  per cent, copper. The most noted pro-  jierties are tlie Copper King and Storm  King* groups, embracing 22 claims, in  Avhich Mckenzie & Mann, the raihvay  contractors, are greatly interested.  They have sufficient Avork done for  CroAvn granting, and as soon as the  new trail is completed acti\re operations  Avill. doubtless be commenced on these  and many other properties in this A'ery  promising district.  Millions    Eeitor    Didn't    Make.  LeA'i Z. Leiter has completed negotiations   Avith the Northwestern   Mutual  Life Insurance Company for a loan of  $3,000,000 for 10 years at four per cent..  The security  consists of   a number of  the,most valuable pieces of property in  Chicago.    Incompleting- the detaiis of  the loan Mr. Leiter informed the agents  of the   NortliAvestern   that   he   Avould  probablv require   further ���ach'ances of  about   83,500.000   or   84.000,000.      The  money borrowed by Mr. Leiter will go  toward the liquidation of the debt  incurred by   his   son,   Joseph  Lieter, in  wheat     speculation.      The    share   of  Joseph Leiter in the immense estate of  his father will be nearly if not entirely  consumed   by   his    speculation.      Mr.  Leiter's notice that he Avould probablv  require betAveen  86,000.000 and S7,000'r  000 in loans on his  property is taken to  indicate the extent  of Joseph Leiter's  losses he is compelled to bear,being the  excess in the sum  of losses in the deal  above Joseph Leiter's private fortune,  Avhich Aviis A'ariouslv  estimated at from  81,000,000 to 83,000,000  before be began  his career   on   the   Chicago Board of  Trade over a year ago.  Another Defeat for Dunsmuir.  The Full Court, with Justices Walkem,  McColl and Irving present, on Wednesday dismissed the appeal in the case of  Bryden vs. the Union Colliery Company  and confirmed the judgment of Mr.  Justice Drake, upholding the constitutionality of the Coal Mine Regulation  Act, or that portion of it prohibiting the  employment of Chinese underground.  The company is given leave to appeal to  the privy council.���Nelson Tribune.  Rev. A. M. Sanford, 1.5.A., of Sandon,  will preach in the Methodistchurch next  Sunday. July 24th. Morning at 11 and  evening at. 7:30.    Evervbodv invited. THE LEDGE, NEW DKJS'VER, B.C., JULY 21, 1898.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  . Three months $ .75  Six "  1.25  Twelve "  2.00'  Three years 5.00  Transient Ad\Tertising, 25 cents per line first 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. AVrite on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Ahvays send something- good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in Arhile it  is hot, and Ave will do the rest  rency now in circulation, thus putting  the country upon a vastly more substantial monetary basis.  When we go to war Avith Uncle  Sam we will have the dynamite  cruiser Vesuvius barred out. We  are not prepared to stop 200 pound  balls of guncotton, and should one  force its way into our editorial den  we would not knoAv what to do with it.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TAKE PLENTY OF GLAME.  THURSDAY,  JULY 21.  1898.  OUR   HOME   MARKET    FOK   SIXA'ISK.  Canada will some day be one  of the greatest silver-producing countries in the world. The mineral  wealth of British Columbia alone is  sufficient to attract the attention of  mining men from every quarter of  . the globe. And the half has not yet  been told. When the mining industry becomes thoroughly active, and  the great silver-producing mines of  B. C. are opened up, Canada will, if  her interests are properly guarded,  have the opportunity of stepping out  among the nations of the Avorld as a  nation among nations.  But Canada can never hope to be  anything more than a heavily indebted dependency of England, until her  people and her statesmen awaken to  the tact that she was destined to be  something greater, and take steps to  remove the impediments that have  for years blocked her progress.  The greatest of these is the principle that Canada must go abroad for  her metallic money, and depend entirely upon the banks for her medium  of  exchange���a     paper   currency.  Canada  probably   has the smallept  amount of metallic money in circulation, and the greatest paper money  inflation, of any country in the civilized world, with equal resources and  liabilities.    She is reported to have  14 millions of gold, every dollar ot  which has the fiat of some foreign  nation stamped upon.   None of it is  Canadian money; all of it has been  borrowed.    In addition to this gold,  Canada   has five millions  of silver  money.   This is stamped Avitti the  fiat of the Canadian government, but  every piece of it was coined in the  mints of England, at enormous loss to  Canada.    The only medium ansAver-  ing for money  that Canada  has in  circulation that is of home production  are the promises to pay issued by the  banks.    There   is   upwards of fifty  millions of this money in circulation,  nearly three times the total amount  of all her metallic money.  Paper currency, because lacking  an intrinsic, metallic value, is not  real money, but only represents such  money. It is unimpeachable only in  so far as it can be redeemed by real  ~*ioney. And yet it is upon this kind  ol money that all business in Canada  is transacted.  Canada is, and has always been, a  rich producer of the  money  metals,  gold and silver.     Millions have gone  from her mineral belts to enrich foreign countries,   who have no other  interest in Canada than to make to  her annual loans of her own metals  coined into money at the usual rate  of interest.    The logical position for  Canada to assume is to reduce the  amount of paper currency in circula  tion, in Avhich there is no real value,  and   replace   it with   home-minted  metal money,   that will go abroad  and into the money marts,  a money  that would be respected in any land.  But Canada has no mint,   it is argued, and could not support one.     It  is true, sadly true,  that Canada has  not a mint, but it is folly to say that  this country, so vastly  rich in gold  and silver, could not keep up a mint.  ���It is one of those  colonial ideas that  should be done  away  Avith  like the  excessive use of paper money.      If  Canada is ever to be anything more  than  Avhat site   is,   she   must push  ahead and grasp the opportunity hoav  presenting itself.     She needs aboArc  everything else a  mint.     The seig-  norage on silver alone, at the present  market  quotation,     would   yield   a  million or more a year; the coinage  of her money metals Avould  afford a  market that does not iioav exist, and  in this A\'ay alone it would be of inestimable advantage to   the country.  But this Avould be a narrow  view to  take of it.    Canada's whole monetary  system Avould undergo a change by  the inauguration of a mint.     The increase in her stock of metallic money  would enable the withdraAval  of the  vast amount of uncovered paper cur-  Breath is life, and the more we  breathe the more we live. Few people take in half enough of fresh air,  and in consequence only half live,  while a tired feeling frequently gets  the better of them. Ralston says  that in the air there is Glame, which  is life itself. In order to be benefitted  by it lie recommends the folloAving  exercises:  First Exercise.���Sit or stand perfectly still in any place where the air  is in motion, however lightly, and  upon Avhich the sun has shone. You  need not sit in the sun to do this.  Fill the lungs to their utmost capacity  and hold the breath long enough to  count three and no more. The time  should be about three seconds. Let  the breath escape very slowly. Re  peat by draAving in the fullest possible  breath and hold four seconds and no  more. Let the breath out very slowly. Repeat by drawing in the  breath vn.ry gradually and hold for j given out of the public treasury of  the   contractors  for   '���'supplies" and  "medical care"   which  were never  provided, and at least two men, sick  with diphtheria,   allowed to die, unattended   and uncared for  in   any  way.     For  two  weeks   they were  allowed to lie in a filthy tent,   and  then, in the bitter cold of January,  they were carried,  in a dying condition, a distance of over 100 miles in  an open conveyance,   without food or  medicine being administered to them,  and at the end of the journey were  placed in a box car on  a  raihvay  siding.    Here a passer-by,   hearing {  moaning, found them.    A doctor Avas j  summoned,   but they were beyond  medical aid and died in a few hours.  The  prepetrators of these crimes  against   humanity   have   not   been  punished; ���  crimes that are   a blot  on  the  pages of Canadian history.  Our Dominion is morally responsible  for the lives of these Canadian Avork-  men,  for it  is largely government  money that is building the Crow's  Nest road.     In this connection the  Toronto Monetary Times makes some  trite observations.     "If the suffering  occasioned  by   the   infamy   of   the  CroAv's Nest Pass," it says, "fails to  awaken public attention to the folly  of granting subsidies of public money  to enrich private persons, a striking  object lesson will go for naught.    mo  the Crow's Nest  Pass  raihvay the  princely subsidy of ��3,000,000 Avas  w Winn  6  osim  oetr  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Royal, 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  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager:  I  ;  mmKiiii <�� iini MM^wrmaanag^aan^vBfvar^a^aa^Mn  ��aj tsLn ��B5-<wsi-'w��OHB''<is3r,an  five seconds.    A] ways inhale through  the nose, if possible.  Second Exercise.-Empty the lungs  completely; inhale a quick short  breath through the nostrils without  hearing the breath pass in; instead of  allowing this to escape immediately  add another quick short breath to it,  and keep on so doing until the lungs  Canada. It must have gone far  towards meeting the cost of construction, if it did not wholly suffice for  that purpose. Yet the men whose  labor built the road, were paid wages  which in many cases barely sufficed  to pay their board, and in fact some  times left them in debt. The families of the married men must have  80 to other British countries, 10 to the  Transvaal, 11 toother countries. Tlie  RevieAv seems to be as much interested in sending the surplus population of the British Isles to the colonies  as the latter are m receiving them.  It goes on to say: "If everybody  Avere equally Aveli instructed regard:  ing foreign countries, people would  flock in larger numbers to the colonies. The British colonies must be  advertised more extensively. It  would also be Avise to pay a premium  of $500 to farmers willing to settle in  the colonies and to pay their passage  to far-off places."  c. s.  rashdall.  Notary-Public  A. E. FAUQUIER.  are packed full. This may be carried | been left to starve.   The millions paid  in subsidy go to enrich the favored  company. The same financial operation is being repeated in a score of  places. It is time to call a halt and  abandon this improvident system,  Avith its resulting corruption and demoralization. The controllers of the  subsidized roads, in gratitude for  favors received, aim in turn to become the masters of Parliaments and  Governments. Political parties  crouch beneath their SAvay, and are  willing to go on making sacrifices of  the public resources to obtain their  goodwill. And so it will be to the  end, unless the corrupting system of  subsidies is abolished. Until this  monster evil be attacked with a force  sufficient to bring about its destruction, it is idle to talk of reform or to  expect amelioration in railway  finance."  on until the air in the lungs becomes  condensed by the force of the inhalations, provided it does not result in  coughing. Bear down on the shoulders while inhaling, and never raise  the shoulders under any circumstances. This exercise. mav be repeated as often as desired, but as it  may cause an unpleasant feeling it is  best not to overdo it.  Third Exercise.���Fill the lungs  full, clasp with the right hand and  with the left a piece of wood about  the diameter of a broom handle.  Clasp this as gently as possible Avhile  holding the breath for three seconds.  It is at this stage of the Avork that a  faint presence of Glame will be detected, although not till after many  trials in some persons. It enters the  body, Avhether felt or not.  Fourth Exercise.���The fourth  and last Glame exercise is the most  effective. It is very important, in its  results, if practiced with care. First,  be sure of pure vitalized air. Second,  prepare by emptying the lungs, and  still keep on emptying them after you  think you cannot breathe out any  more air. Third, you are now ready:  inhale sloAvly, steadily, smoothly,  irresistibly until the lungs are completely filled. Fourth, as soon as you  commence to breathe in, bring a very  light pressure to bear on the Glame-  sticks in your hands and gently increase the pressure as you are inhaling. Fifth, during the time the air  is being inhaled, accompanied by the  gently increasing pressure, think intently upon some very pleasant  subject.   A petition is in order asking the  new B. C. Government to spend all  the money they intend to spend in the  Kootenay country before the year of  our Lord 1902. A law should also be  passed making it a penitentiary  offense to spend public moneys in  election years.  If we were the queen regent of  Spain we would pack our hand-bag,  tuck the king under our shawl, and  steal away with the croAvn jewels to  some quiet corner of the earth like  NeAv Denver and have a good night's  rest.   We will next have a re-hash of the  "latest from Klondike." The first  batch is decidedly interesting: The  gallant Soapy Smith Avas shot dead  by an officer, and the peace-loving  town of Skagaway is under martial  law. '  The only sensible thing the Spanish  are known to have done since the  little unpleasantness arose with our  Uncle Sam, was the surrender of  Santiago without a licking.  Let's talk together���Have  yon any cash'? Let us have  it���we'll pay you for it by &����  selling you anything in ''' '  our store for lo per cent, off  our usual price. We're  hard up���not going to fail  ���not going to look up another site���simply can't  get money. Take advantage of us if you have money  ��� we'll give you the biggest  interest on it...   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That the scandalous and outrageous ill-treatment of laborers employed  on the CroAv's Nest Pass construction  AA'ork could be proven, and the matter  be alloAved to be pigeon-holed by the  Commissioners at Ottawa, Avithout the  responsibility for such  ill-treatment  being fixed and the heartless culprits  punished by the government, is something that is inexcusable.     It is as  shameful in the eyes of humanity and  justice  as  are the crimes that AA'ere  proven before the Commissioners, and  the longer the responsible parties are  permitted    to   go    unpunished,   the  deeper AA'ill be Canada's shame.    The  report of the  Commissioners discloses  a state of affairs that it  is almost in-  conceivable should be possible in any  civilized  country.     Laborers   were  treated like dogs in a heathen settlement; food was refused to sick employes, they were forced to sleep in  the open in the dead of winter,   the  camps were alive with vermin oAving  to the lack of accommodations,   men  discharged and their money held by |  SHOULD ADVERTISE PROPERTY.  In discussing the question why  European emigrants settled in the  United States in preference to Canada  and other countries, the Economic  Review, London, attributes the reason, as far as Englishmen are concerned, to dense ignorance of the resources of the colonies. The United  States knows how to advertise. The  Americans advertise their resources,  their growth, their history. This,  according to the RevieA\r, accounts for  the enormous immigration to that  country. In 1890, 96,964 emigrants  from the United States, while only  62,975 went to the colonies. Of the  latter 15,310 came to Canada. "If."  says the RevieAv, ' 'Ave reckon each  emigrant worth $500,��� it means that  England made a present of $24,741,-  000 to the United States and only  $3,825,000 to Canada."  Education, it is claimed, will turn  the tide of British emigration to the  colonies. As an indication of Avhat  education and advertising may do,  reference is made to the fact that of  the 219 students of the Hollesley Bay  Colonial College only 34 went to the  United States, 41 went to British  North America, 37  to NeAV Zealand,  pjOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  &ASSAYER.  l'roperties   examined   and   reported on  for  in  lending purchasers.  Assay office and. Chemical  Laboratory, Belle-  vueave. New Denver. B C.  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms arc large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Tra\relers.  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AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly Satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer line's  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc, All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  /����Rates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  J|tL. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C. Fifth Year.  THE LEUGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 21; 1898.  THE   SACK   OF   FLOWER  )  I  Guilty judge, and I oavu the crime!  I slipped -a. way with a sack of flour.  They nabbed me just in the nick of time.  I'd have had it home in half an hour  Only the constable on the lull  Knew that I must have jumped the bill ���  Knew as well as he could that I  Hadn 't the money Avith which to buy.  "Larceny?"   That'sthe proper word.  There's never a crime outlaw can name ;  Only I wonder if law has heard  That and one but the thief's to blame ?  Say, did the constable on the hill  Tell you that the wheels of trade were still-  Tell you when work was dull or dead  The Avife and the child might go unfed ?  Guilty, judge!   Let the law be paid,  But if you had children four or five,  As pretty as God has ever made,  And lacked the food to keep them alive.  Lacked the method, but not the will,  Their cries of hunger to stop and still,  And then saw oceans of food in view,  For God's sake, teU me, what would you do?  Say, if you had a wife whose heart  Had fed your own for a score of years  And never a moment walked apart  ���   From all your griefs and hopes and fears,  And now in that faithful bosom had grown  A little life that was part your own.  And   hunger harrowed   them  through  and  through,  For God's sake, tell me, what would you do?  Dollars by thousands stacked away,  Harvests rotting in barn and shed,  Silks and ribbons and line display,  And children crying for lack of bread !  Wealth and famine are hand in hand,  Making the tour of a heartsick land ;  Half of the country's future weal  Crushed by the present's seliisli heel!  Guilty, judge, and I own the crime !  Put me ii'i prison without delay ;  Onlv please work me double time  And send my family half the nay,  And tell my children, if ever they ask,  That I was working my gloomv task  Not for pleasure or money or gem,  But for the love I had for them.  ���AVill Carleton.  HOME   HEROES.-  (From tlie Butte Western Miner,)  To say there is only a starched shirt  bosom between civilization and savagery implies merely that the instincts of  ancestry still dominate the human  breast, and that progress in the arts of  peace has failed to subdue that heitag-e  of barbarism that delights in Avar. The  pomp and heraldry of A\rar stirs the  heart and tires the brain to-day just as  effectively as in the olden days Avhen  David paralyzed Goliath Avith the  frizzeled end of a porphyry dike, and  Joshua made the sun stand, still and  A\ratch him larrup the Philistines.  There never Avas a Avar in the history  o- the Avorld in Avhich both sides did not  Ciaim justification on the grounds of  patriotism, regardless of the causes and  conclusions of tlie contest. In all ages  and under all climes patriotism has  been compelled to do duty in a double  role���heroic defence of cherished institutions and principles believed to be  just, and as a mantle of charity dniAvu  like an India rubber tent over personal  ambitions and selfish desig'ns. It is  easy for tAvo men engaged in political  or other argument to adjust the internal  machinery of their respective brains to  complete harmony Avith the moA^ements  of the tongue, even Avhen that organ at  times acquires an unruly gait. It is  equally easy for a nation to SAving into  line for a common purpose and label its  impulses with the sacred name of patriotism.  Thus it happens that history is chiefly  a record of bloodshed���lurid chapters of  popular murder, carefully planned killing bees, organized slaughter pens for  patriotism to practice in. When one  goes far enough back into history to  look at both sides of a contest AA'ith an  unbiased eye he has only to adjust himself to either standpoint of observation  to note the earnest patriotism of contending armies as each fought ''for  . God and Homo and Native Land." As  avc impartially judge the past so Avill  the future adjudge us���midgets in the  great universe fighting over cob-Avebs  and the honor of our anthills until fleet-  footed time launches the brief, fidgety  lives of all into the capacious vortex of  eternity.  It is indeed marvelous that the history of Christian civilization should be  Avritten in letters of blood, Avhere human  progress should stand for peace. If the  human intellect has been resurrected  from the musty tomb of savagery it is  strange Avhy the heart throbs Avith emotion and bums Avith desire Avhen the  evoluted tom-tom announces that the  time to go forth and murder human  beings iscome. But such is life. The  heroes of A\rar pre-empt the pages of  history. The man avIio can successfully  scatter the internal A'iscera of the  enemy .to the four Avinds of heaven by  a Avell directed cannon shot���the mail  Avho Avill risk his life to aviii the encon-  iurns of the Avorld, a statue of bronze  and a name in the archives of his country���the man avIio dies for others in the  smoke of battle���should be remembered ; yet the heroes of Avar deserve no  higher reverence than  the   heroes of  peace.  The  man   Avho   patiently   struggles  Avith adversity and ill health,avIio labors  day after day in dangerous vocations,  in a solemn march with death,  that his  loved ones at home may  live, is no less  a hero   than   the man   who Avagers his  life  against   fame   and   fortune in the  bloody   fields   of   Avar.    Home heroes,  God bless them,   are too  numerous to  record in history     Their  names Avould  smother the ponderous  records of the  Avorld.    There is room   for   their deeds  only upon the white unsullied pages of  the register in that "mansion not made  Avith hands eternally  in the heavens."  Montana   has   its   full   quota   of such  heroes.   They are delving in the mines  mid dismal and  portentious shadoAvs,  they labor in  every walk  of life carrying Avitli heroic smiles the   burdens  of  the day and making possible the home  sunshine that mirtures civilization and  builds up the nobly, manly  instincts of  the   race.   The   pioneers   of Montana  avIio staked   their   lives,  their fortune  and their hopes in   the unfolding of a  neAv empire and the creation of a new  commoiiAvealth Averehome heroes.   Tlie  men Avho threw their restless energies  into the deA'elopment of our industrial  life Avere home   heroes   Avho   shed the  lustre of their life-Avork OA'er thousands  of happy humans.   All   honor   to the  home  hero   Avho makes it possible for  man to live rather than  glorious for  man to die.  daughter. She has been called the  most beloved Avoman in the United  States, the dearest daughter of the republic. Consequently, the announcement that Mrs. Nellie-Grant Sartoris  Avill soon marry the ex-confederate  general, Henry Kyd Douglas, causes a  ripple of interest that spreads from sea  to sea.  General Douglas first met Nellie  Grant on the day of her father's inauguration. It Avas at the inauguration  ball that the tall, handsome, ex-confederate boAved over the hand of the  president's daughter and voAved fealty  to her, and the voav has never beeh  broken. To be sure, the object of his  adoration married an Englishman, and  Avent to England to live, but General  Douglas hid his disappointment like a  brave man and a soldier. He Avas a  friend of General Grant's until his  death.  International marriages are not al-  Avavs happy ones, and fate Avilled that  Nellie Grant Sartoris should not be  happy in her married life. .ItAvasnot  her fault, and she Avas patient and  brave. The knoAvledge that his favorite child Avas unhappy embittered the  last days of her father, and he talked  often of his grief to General Douglas.  Five years ago, Algernon Sartoris,  Jr., obliged his family by dying. A  conservative journal announced the  event in the headlines: "Sartoris  Dead; Nellie Grant Happy." Mrs.  Sartoris returned to America to live,  and has made her home with her mother  in Washington. She is 42 years old,  but looks much younger. She is fair,  and the old merry light lias returned to  her eyes.  Wlien her period of mourning expired, General Doug-las began to reneAv  the devotions interrupted by her marriage 22 years ago. He is past 60 years  old, and is called "the handsomest man  in the south." Besides being the handsomest he is also one of the richest men  in Maryland.  The Grants deny the story of their  engagement, but "such denials have  come to.be recognized as a prenuptial  form in Washington, and society does  not credit them. General Douglas has  been appointed assistant adjutant-general, and expects to go to Cuba Avith  the invading army, and Mrs. Sartoris  and her children are Avith her mother  in   Sorrento,   Me.    According to   the  students perform the trick in front of  his class. It is a tiresome job, but it is  perfectly feasible.  The point which Prof. Ames wishes to  illustrate is Avhat is knoAvn as the  mechanical equivalent of heat. It requires just so many foot pounds of Avork  to develop a given'quantity of heat. By  turning the paddle in the Avater at  regular speed it is possible to find out  just Iioav much work is required to raise  the temperature of Avater one deg*ree.  The best measurement so far made,  and, in fact, the one whieh is accepted  as the standard ot the Avorld, is that  Avhich AA*as measured in Johns Hopkins  University.  Heat is developed in almost- any substance Avhich is subjected to continuous  or very A'iolent action. It is an old  trick for a blacksmith to forge without  fire. Long continued and violent hammering on tAvo pieces of Avire Avill heat  them to such an extent that they can be  welded together. A lead bullet, if shot  directly at a stone Avail, avi'11 develop  heat enough by the contact to melt and  fall to the groiind a molten mass. There  are many other occasions wherein this  mechanical development of heat becomes manifest.  WON'T.  Don't Avorry because you  �����* to aa'oitv about.  have noth-  gossips; the Avedding Avill be solemnized Avhen  victor.  the   bridegroom   returns   a  KKASON   3TOR   FAXit   WAGES.  killing-  Last Aveek the Tribune reported the  of a young man in the Tig cr-  Poorman mine. ThisAveek another Avas  killed in the Standard. Both were  young men, betAveen 22 and 25 years  of age, intelligent and popular among*  their associates. But they Avere engaged in the perilous occupation of mining  and their killing is only Avhat every  miner must daily expect. TAvice as  many men lose their lives Avhile Avorking in the mines of the Cceur d'Alenes  than from all other causes or occupations combined.  Yet there are some feAv who contend  that the miners should not insist on  maintaining the union scales of��� wages.  Such talk is nonsense and is indulged in  only by those Avhose interest it is to  serve their masters, the mining corporations, or those avIio do not "take" into  consideration the great risk of life, as  Avell as the unhealthy and disagreeable  Avork. Three dollars and fifty cents per  day is little enough for the man Avho  takes his life in his hands every time  he goes to his daily labor and his near  and dear ones knoAv not how soon they  are to see the body of father, brother or  son borne to them mangled and dead.  Such Avork is Avorthy of the highest pay  and every time Ave read of the very  frequent death of a miner or see his  funeral we are forcibly reminded of this  fact.���Idaho State Tribune.  Don't do tilings to-day so you'll have  to do them over to-morroAV.:"  Don't depend on your ante if you  AA'ould be independent of your "uncle."  Don't be blind to the virtues of an  enemy or the shortcomings of a friend.  Don't think because' a man loses his  head he quits talking* through his hat.  Don't tell a girl she looks SAveet  enough to kiss. Actions speak louder  than Avords. ��  Don't think the Umbrella that goes  to the paAvnshop is the only one that  gets soaked.  Don't pay a AvidoAV compliments unless you are matrimonally inclined and  willing* to pay her bills.  Don't .interrupt a miser at his devotions. It might cause him to have to  count his money all over again.  A   New   Mineral.  Krennerite, a mineral not previously  identified with this country, has been  found in the Independence mine at  Cripple creek. It occurs in brilliant  crystals of a paleyelloAvish bronze color.  but tin-white on cleavage faces. Eliminating the insoluable matter, an analysis  sIioavs the mineral to contain 43.86'per  cent, tellurium. The crystals are small  and about as broad as long*, and the  prismatic faces are striated They  have a perfect basal cleavage, Avhich is  a prominent feature of the mineral.  The lack of any appreciable quantity of  silver in the Cripple Creek, as shown  by the returns'of the smelters, is proof  that much, if not nearly all of the mineral passing as sylvanite is either krennerite or its sub-species calaverite.  Krennerite ranges from silver-Avhite to  brass-yelloAV in color, and is so near  sylvanite in its physical properties that  frequently the eye cannot distinguish  one from "the other.  Avomen receive for a daAT's labor 5  cents each and the men about 7 cents.  An apprentice is bound out for 4 years,  receiving only his board during that  period. If he turns out to be a good  Avorkman at the end of his four years,  he receiA^es 7 cents per day. An expert  in the Avork, Avho takes rank above the  ordinary laborer, may make 10 cents.  This is above the average rate of  Avag*es for common labor of all kinds.  The manufacture of firecrackers is considered unhealthy and dangerous.  WOLSEJUKY'S    WAY.  Avere not  the   bar  One of the neatest stories of Iioav a  military officer can do the right thing  Avithout sacrifice of dignity is related of  the man Avho aftenvard became commander-in-chief of the English army.  He Avas sitting* in a high-toned taproom  of Doblin, Avhere privates  permitted the privileges of  Tavo finely built men of a dragoon  regiment, Avearing long-service stripes,  entered and called for drinks, Avhich  Avere curtly refused them. They turned Avithout a Avord and Avere retiring* in  g*ood order.  "Halt!" came sharply from the officer  in civilian's clothes. From sheer force  of habit the soldiers obeyed and faced  about.  "I can purchase Avhat  I want here, I  suppose ?" said the officer as he advanced to the bar.  "Certainly, sir."  "Then serve these gentlemen witlv  Avhat they A\rant," and there Avas a  pleasant emphasis on the title. "Gentlemen, Avill you drink Avith me?"  "With pleasure, sir," and the happy  compact Avas carried out. Then the  dragoons courteously inquired the name  of the gentleman avIio had throAvn out  the life line, as it Avere.  " My name is Wolseley���Colonel  Wolseley," Avith a smile.  Two pairs of heels went together Avith  a click, tAvo braAvny arms Avent up in  salute, and the soldiers departed amid  the applause of all Avho had Avitnessed  the scene. There Avas an officer avIio  looked after the rank and file, and iioav  he is in command of all of them.  Boiling    AVater    Without,    Fire.  Chinese    Wnges.  Some idea of the profit made on firecrackers is shoAA'irin these figures:  One tael, 62 cents, will buy 10,000 fire  crackers of the ordinary size, first  quality, for export in Canton, and 15,000  in Chungking, Avhile 20,000 of the  second quality can be purchased in  HankoAv for a'tael. The small manufacturers sell to Chinese agents of  foreign firms, avIio ship the crackers in  bundles to the the seacoast, Avhere they  packed in boxes costing about 4 taefs  per hundred and hold 250,000 firecrackers. The item of cost of plant and interest on the same are eliminated by  the fact that the crackers are made in  the shops and homes. The laborers  work from 6. o'clock in the morning  until 11 at night, seven days in the  Aveek. Four-fifths of the firecrackers  are made by the families of those avIio  sell them, these families receive no  Avages. Of the paid Avork, a very large  proportion is done by Avomen and children. Thirty Avomen and 10 men can  make 100,000 crackers  per day.    The  As   tlie   Celestials   See   Us.  A Chinese Avriter in one of the publications of his OAArn country has summed  up the peculiaiities of the American  people in a paragraph, Avhich is translated as folloAvs:  '���They live months Avithout eating a  mouthful of rice; they eat bullocks and  sheep in enormous quantities: they  have to bathe frequently; the men dress  all alike, and, to judge from their appearance, they are coolies; neither are  they ever to lie seen carry a fan or an  umbrella, for they manifest their ignorant contempt for these insignia of a  gentleman by leaving them entirely to  women; none of them has finger nails  more than an eighth of an inch long:  they eat meat Avith knives and prongs;  they neA'er enjoy themselves by sitting  quietly on their''ancestors' graves, but  jump around and kick balls as if paid to  do it, and they have no dignity, for  they may be found Avalking with Avomen."   '   -      FUN   AND    MISCKtLANKY.  When the Pope heard of the marriage  of Father Hyacinth he exclaimed: "The  saints be praised! The renegade has  taken his punishment into his oAvn  hands. Truly, the Avays'of Providence  are inscrutable!"  Rev. Sandy Seventhly���I'm sorry ye  missed my sairmon on predestination  last Sawbath, deacon. I spoke Ave' great,  freedom twa hours and feefty meenutes.  Deacon (sympathetically)���Eh, mon,  but you must hae been tired.  Rev: SeA'enthly���Na, na, I was fresh  agarose; butyesuld hae seen the congregation.  A struggling laAvyer in a small toAvn  received a call from"a fanner avIio wanted legal advice. He took doAvn a much-  used volume and gave the required  advice, for which he charged the modest  sum of S3. His client handed him a S5 '  bill. The.lawyer flushed as he nervously searched first his pockets, then his  desk for the change. "Well," said he,  taking the law-book doAvn again "I'll  give you tAvo more dollars Avorth of  advice."  Here is a unique letter Avhich Avas  addressed to the Avar department recently: "T.o .the'war manager���Dear  Sir: "Since you stopped all the neAVs  from the Avar Ave hain't heard nuthin'  of our son, William, which you enlisted!  'bout the fust thing you done���rushin'  him off 'fore he avuz good an' ready.  But it stan's to reason that you know  jest Avhar he is, an' kin git this bundle  to him, Avharever he is, an' tell him  that they miss him- at home, an' that  his name is called every night in family  prayer; also that he must send his  money home 'fore he loses it all at  poker, an' may the Lord haA'e mercy on  him, fer you don't."  in your miserable stores I Avill make  oueAvith my oavii hands and flaunt it in  the faces of the whole United States."  The floor Avalker passing heard the  remark, and Avith a dignified bow to his  Avould-be patron said: "Madam, the i  open door awaits your hasty exit. If  you Avill be so kind"as to send your husband or brother to repeat your words  to me, I shall consider it a Very great  personal favor.   I bid yougood'day."  It is told of ex-President Rutherford  B. Hayes that Avhile attending school at  Kenyon college, he AA'as in the habit of  taking daily walks into the country. The  trips were shared by two intimate companions, who AA'ere of a fun-loving disposition, Avhich frequently got them into  trouble. On one occasion they more  than met their match at repartee in an  old farmer whom they met on the highway. Tlie long Avhite'beard of the farmer gaA*e him a patriarchal appearance  and while he was apjaroaching the  students, they arranged to give him a  "jollying," which eventually terminated  in the discomfiture of the youths.  One of them doffed his hat with great  reverance and respect as he said, "Good  morning, Father Abraham!"  The second saluted the old farmer and  said, "Good morning' Father Isaac!"  Mr. Hayes, not to be outdone in affability and politeness, extended his hand  as he said, "Good morning, Father  Jacob!"  Ignoring the outstretched hand of Mr.  Hayes, the old farmer replied, "Gentlemen, you are mistaken in the man, I  am neither Abraham, Isaac nor Jacob,  but Saul the son of Kish, Avho Avas sent  out to seek his father's asses, and, lo ! I  haA'e found them."  AND SOP-PACIFIC LINE  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Klondike  and the Yukon,  TO ALL  KASTEKX  AND  EUIiOl'EAN POINTS.  TO PACIFIC COAST,  JAPAN,   CHINA  AND  AUSTUALIA,  TO THE HICH and ACTIVE  MINING DISTRICTS OF  Close connections and no trouble.  Through tickets issued and Bagg  to destination.  age checked  NEW  TOURIST  CAR  SERVICE  DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  DAILY  (EXCEPT TUESDAY)  TO EASTERN CANADIAN  AM) U. S. POINTS.  Spring stock of Hats,  ing, Cheffon's and other _  just received at Mrs. Merkley's.  Feathers, Veil-  goods for ladies  Train leaves New Denver Canyon Siding daily  at,8:4'i a.m. Train arrives at Ncav Denver  Canyon Siding at 3:50 )> m.  Boat connection daily (except Sunday) via  Rosebery: Leaves New Denver at 8.35 a. m;  arrives at New Den\rer at 1 p. m.  Ascertain   present   REDUCED   RATES  and  full  information   by   addressing   nearest  local agent or���  G. B.'GARRETT, AgentNew Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Disr. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  it��" insensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that the partnership  I\ heretofore existing betAveen us, the undersigned, as partners under the lirm name of  Sheeran & O'Ray, and trading as packers and  freighters at the Alamo Concentrator, has this  day been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts  owing to the said firm are to be paid to James  Sheeran at the said place of business, by whom  all debts of the said partnership will be paid.  1 ated at New Denver. B. C., this f)th day of  July, A.D. 18.98.  DAN O'RAY,  JAS. SHEERAN.  Witness, Chas. S. Rashdall, New Denver. B. C  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Mollie Hughes,  Real'Idea No. 2, Pinto,  Tryon, and Kinkora Mineral Claims.  "And iioav," said the lecturer at the  close of his discourse on theosophy, to  Avhich his audience had listened Avith  deep attention, "in accordance Avith my  usual custom I shall extend to any person present Avho cares to do so, the  opportunity to ask Avhatever question  may he in his mind. I Avish to leave no  point obscure if it is in my poAver to  make it clear " "There's one thing* I've  ahvay's Avanted to knoAv," said on earnest looking- man in the audience, rising-  as he spoke. "I've asked a great many  men, and none of them could tell me.  Why is it that you ahvays find a picture  of a goat on a bock beer sig-n ?"  A handsomely dressed Avoman of decidedly foreig'ii appearance entered a  a prominent dry g*oods store, and approaching" a salesAvoman said: "I Avant  to buy a Spanish flag-." The clerk,  much surprised, replied that they had  none of the Spanish emblems in stock,  whereupon her customer asked for the  colors to make one. "I hate the American fla<r," she exclaimed Avrathfully,  "and if I can't buy my country's banner  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile north of New Denver, on the shore  of Slocan Lake.  nfAKE NOTICE that I, \A'. S. Drewry, of the  I    town of Kaslo,  acting  as  agent for M. E.  Bragdon. Free Miner's Certificate No. 85027; H.  Clever, Free Miner's Certificate No. 1O970A; Harry  Sheran, Free Miner's Certificate No. 12001A; and  Thos. Avison, Free Miner's Certifier te No. 10911 A,  intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate ot improvements for the pur|K)se of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 muse be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this litli day of Julv. 1898  ~\V. S. DREAVRY  Cinderella, Med ford  Mineral  mid Keyser Fraction  Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. AVhere located: On  the South Fork of Cariienter Creek about one  mile and a half east of Three Forks.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, George B. Dean, acting  JL as agent fur Leonard B. Keyser,free miners'  certificate No.(>91()A, intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apnly to tlie Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claims.  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated tliis iitli dav of June, 18H8  GEORGE B. DEAN.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  fted  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route Avithout change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to the  Mineral District of the Col-  villo Reservation,   Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave. Arrive..  6:20 a.m.        NELSON       5:35 p.m  12:05 "        ROSSLAND     11:20a.ra  8:30 a.m.      SPOKANE      3:10 p.m  Train leaving Nelson at 8:30 a. m. make close  connections at Spokane Avith trains for all  Pacific Coast Points.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary  Creek connect, at Marcus with stage daily.  KASLO & SLOCAN RY  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Apex    Mineral    Claim.  NEW DENVER,  WHEN    WAR   IS    OVER.  The American people have ahvays  had a strong- personal interest in the  daughter of their great general, Grant.  Perhaps because there Avas something  both beautiful and touching in the lifelong devotion that Grant   had  for his  It is possible to make a pail of Avater  boil Avithout putting it on the lire and  without applying external heat to it in  any Avay,says the Philadelphia Inquirer.  In fact, you can make a pail of water  boil by simply stirring it with a wooden  paddle. Tlie feat Avas recently performed in the physical laboratory of Johns  Hopkins UniA'ersity, in Baltimore, Md.,  and anyone may * do it Avith a little  trouble and perseverance.  All you have to do is to place your  Avater in a pail���it may be ice Avater, if  necessary���and stir it with a Avooden  paddle, "if you-stir it long enough it  will certainly boil. Five hours of constant and rapid stirring are sufficient to  perform the feat successfully. The  water will, after a time groAv Avarm,  and then hot���so hot, in fact, that you  cannot hold your hand in it���and finally  it Avill boil. "Prof. Ames, of Johns Hopkins, annually illustrates some of the i  phenoma of hfeat by having one of his J  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE fc AVISON,       -       -       -       -     '- -       Proprietors.  The  Situate in the Slocan Mininjr Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: North  of tlie Mountain Chief.  "PAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T-Twif.^. agent  1 lor Georfre VV. Hughes, free miner's certificate No.'Jl.iiT/i. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof ro apply to the Mining: Recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of June, 1898.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Convention    Fractional   Mineral   Claim.  Lot.aasfi.  Situate in the Slocan Mining- Division of AA'est  Kootenay District.   AVhere located:    About  U miles east of New Denver, and adjoining  ilic Marion and Clipper mineral claims.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Robt. E. Palmer,' as  1 ajrent for Albert Belnie, of New Denver, B.  C.. free miner's certificate No. ��� 84010, intend.  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 87 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this liith day of Mav, 18!)8.  r. e: PALMER. P.L.S;  New  Spring  Goods,  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under neAv management. TIip Dining Room will  ahvays be up to tlie market, while'  the bar will contain liquors and  cigars that cannot be surpassed for  quality and flavor in the Slocan.  Old and neAv patrons will find this  hotel just like home.  JACOBSON & CO.  Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  Spring and Summer wear; ready-  made Clothing,  Neck wear, Hats,  and Caps, Boots  and Shoes ��� the  most complete stock in the lake section���at prices as Ioav as it is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into our show- ivindOAv.  We are displaying a fine line of  novelties.  McLachlan <5t McKay,  New Denver.  Leave S 00 A.M  "    8 36 '���  ������    !) 3(i "  "    i) nl  '- 10 03 ���'  " 10 18 ���'  ���' 10 38 "  AiT. 10 50 "  .   Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's ''���  AArhitewatar      "  Bear Lake "  MeGuigan "  Cody Junction "  Sandon Leave  CODY   LINE.  Sandon ��� An-  Arrive, 3 50 P.M  3 15     "  15  CO  4b  33  12  00  11.15 a.m  Cody   ���   Leave, 11.25 a.m  LeaA-e, 11.00 a.m  Arrive, 11.20  "  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent  For cheat) railroad and steamship, tickets tc  and from all points, apply to  S.  CAMPBELL, Agent, Sandon.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADINCCO.,  LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20,1808.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  South Bound  Read down.  Train lvs Daily  '��� ar ���' ;  ttUoat lv 3.30 am  C. ���' 1.30 am  << . " ' 5.00 am  re . " 5.30 am  �� Boat a'rii.'lo am  '���     7.15 am  INTERNATIONAL.  North Bound  Read up.  SASDON  1.0(1 pm   Train ar daily 10.50 am  KASI.O  3.15 pm   Train lv   ''      8.00 am  ���Kaslo���    Boat ar 8.30 pm>>  Ainsworth      '������'      7.30 pmS  Pilot Bay "     <U5pm =  Balfour "     0.10 nm72  Five Mile Pt       ������     5.23 "pmjj  Nelson " lv 1.15 pm��  -'Train ar 10.05 am Northport Train lvl.55 pm >��  1120am  3 10 pm  Rossland  Spokane  SS. ALBERTA.  Read down.  Daily train I v.].fin  12.05 Jim"  8.3o amQ  Read up.  -Ji  Sandon  nn        Daily train arlo.5'i am  Kaslo  " ar 3.15 pm ;'        lv  s.oo am  Boat lv 5.00 jini Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  -^       '���   i;.20pm Ainsworth Boat ar 11.10 pm_.  ^        ���'    7.<hi pm    Pilot Bay       ' ���������    .11 nO vmfi  lu.oo pm Kuskonook      "  ���' I2.nnpm coat River      "  ���-2 "   1.00 nm   Boundary        "  ~5 " ar 8.oo am Bonner's "F'ry ��� lv  >xTrain lv ll.io am ���' Train ar  "        ������     ar 2.15 pin Spokani'       '���     lv  s.i K) pm;  i'>.oo imijj  s.oo pni^,  2.00 pm-3  1.15 pm5  7.5o amr.'  SPECIAL KOnTEXAV LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing .June 20, ISjis.  On Monday. Thursday and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo;5 p. m. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Lw.ving Nelson at -s a. in., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Kaslo. and all way points.  G !C< )I'(tE   ALEX A XDER, Gen'l Mm-  P. <). Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  fh P   108 Bishopsgate St.  JLllw ',within..i  British L0ND0W:ENG- !  .Mib.-rnbtioii.s2..vi per annum 1 r  Tlie Prospectors5 AssaF Office  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List  eview  To_ Brokers. Mining  Kngiiicers. owners of  Mining Claims. Alining Engineers,Assay-  ers.   Journalists   and  others-  Advertise in the B. C. Review,  the only representative B. C. Journal in Europe.   A Good Investment.  STRAYED.  QX.JL-NE  applying to-  New Denver  TH,  a  bay  saddle   horse,   black  Finder  will be rewarded by  PALMA  C.  ANGRKJNON.  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead   Coni>er (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver. Copper and Lead   Gold and Copper      Silver and Copper   Gold. Silver and Copper   Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Manganese!   Lime, Magnesium, Barium. Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth, Tin. Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony.  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon. A-olatileMatter. Ash,  and iiercciitage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms: '.Cash "With .Sample.  June-'Otli. iwi5.  .-?1.50  .���-; 00  2 00  2 no  2 06  ���1 0(1  2 so  2 50  3 00  5 00  2 00  2 00  2 OO  ���I 00  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 21, 1898.  Fifth Yeae  MINING   RECORDS  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  week in the seA-eral mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive- Avere  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  July 12���Hobson, Cuba Fractional, Iroquois,  south fork Car'tenter, E Morran.  Santiago, Fennel creek, AA* D Bretzins.  Key West, Eight Mile, L M Knowles.  Lady Aberdeen. Carpenter, Jas McKiernan.  Trio"Fractional, Silverton, Dan McDonald.  JUi.v 13���Commodore Schley, Eight Mile, (J.H  Abercrombie.  July���Minnehaha, north Hill's sawmill, Robt  George.  Aurora, same. Richard George.  Grey Horse. Carpenter, Mike Syper.  July 12���AA'ellsville Fractional and Franklin,  AVilson creek, Frank Kelly.  L Fractional. Payne mountain, John G Steel.  Sylvanite, Silver mountain, Ed Shannon. John  Goetsche, Jas Campbell.  July 18���Jennie Perl, AVilson   creek.   Walter  Smith.  Silver Cup, Pay'ne mountain. Jas AA'eeks  I X L, Fractional, same, John Bough.  ASSESSMENTS.  JULY12���Lvdia, Little Daisy, Golden, Silver  Bell No 2, Dump Fractional, Bell Fractional, Rio  Fractional.  July 13���Cliff Fraction, St Keverne, Dominion, Exeter, Felix, Payne Fraction, permission  to transfer work; Bloomington, Slocan Hero,  Glenn, Gypsy Queen, Coueokon.  July 14���Kcno, Pay Day, iMollie, Christine,  Silver Reef.  July 15���Fairv, Fairy Queen, Copper King,  Ocean Queen, Michigan, Hartney,Arden,Nabob.  July k>���Summitt, Caedmon, Boulder No 2,  Violet, Evening, Lassie, Newport five years work  recordvd.  July 19���Slocan Soverign, Hazard Fraction,  Southern Girl, Broncho, Lyda, Saudow, Standby, Black Colt, Emporium, Jessie Fraction,  Hinckley.  July 10���Tip Top, Cody Star,  TRANSFERS.  July 12���Tyro, Boatswain, Jos C Harris to The  Northwest Mining Syndicate, July 11.  July 13���Glenn, Power of Attorney, D McLennan to John McCaskill, May 1G.  July 16���Robin Fractional, R A Hilton to Mc"  Ivor Mclvor-Campbell, July 14.  Trust Fractional ��, Jas McKiernan to \V G  Clark, July 7. ��50, with privilege to redeem.  July 18���Mountain Chief No 3, Sarnia, mortgage * in each, John  Roderick Gates to John  July 12���White Elephant, Aberdeen, Alpha,  Sunset, Crescent, Lucy, Albina, Jennie D, No 1  Extension. Black Diamond, California, Corinthian, Rand L.  July 13���X Rav, Silver Spray���Drum Dumon,  Tiger, Ibex Liddiesdale, Gilt Edge, Triangle.  J ixy 11���Diamond, Jubilee, Ceala, Snowslide,  Bell. Progress, Wonder, Jack Rabbitt, Secret,  Copperhead, Silver Tip.  July 15���Bell. San Juan. Humming Bird Fraction, BUmarek Fraction. Monterey, Fletcher.  CEKTIPICATE OF  IMl'ROA'EMENTS.  July 1���Key Fraction.  TltAKSFEKS.  . July 4���Mamie Fraction, D E Harris to James  Harris.  Roseene J, T Harris to S M Lowerv.  Maple Leaf J. AVm Harris to same.  Buxton and Derby, J J Noble to \Vm Goodwin  July 5���Alcvone 1/12���Mortimer Pearson to  Wm Comestoek.  Bob Reid, J Keith Reid to Albert MacLaren.  Gem iFraction, J Barret Maclaren to Albert  Maciaren. I  Lynax Fraction, M A Bucke to B 2\ A Mines.  July c���Monarch, John Middleton to C Van-  moerkerke.  Lucky Eddand Fairview ��. James McKian to  Jos Otto.  Same J, S J Reuter to same.  Demoegan, .Silver Plume. Yankee Kid, Lydia  D, Silver Fox, A'tliol, Island Boy, Resurgam,  Frank A Christie to Alex McMillan.  Silver Six, Bessie B, Island Boy, Metta, Athol,  Mato, Prince Edward, Lydia A. Yankee Kid,  Mountain Rise, Ida May, Demoegan, Resurgam,  V C Williams to F L Christie.  July 7���Athol, Island Boy 1/0, J A AVilliams to  same.  Notice of lien on Gold Boy, Agge and Nickle  Plate. Chas Hume against 0 B Masterson and  Wm Davis.  July 0���Black Night, Black Prince i, W C  McCord to G S Andrews.  Black Bear \, James Malloy to F S Andrews  Black Prince J, W C McCord to James Malloy.  Jula 11���Hartford, Full Rig, Susquehanna, L  J Conky to Wm C McLea. .*15u,  Franklin, Humboldt,Daybreak 3/5, A McBant-  ing to E AA' B Snider.  July 12���Liberal i, Matt Ruby AVinstead to J  R Stephen*.  Power of attorney re Cameron group, John A  AVilliams to R A Cameron.  Ridgeport, M D Clements to AV R AVinstead.  Azore Fraction 3, H AA'illiams to same.  Hobson Fraction 5, P O Swanson to H AVilliams and AAr R Winstead.  Zone, Fairbanks, Acme. Birthday J, AndreAv  Moher to AATm F Raymond.  Glasgo, Mr Smith to The Poria M &M Company  Gates of Sarnia, 62,500, July 10.  Checkmate, Lorenzo Alexander to A E Fauquier, Nov 17  Maggie. Nellie D, Comet i, Tip Top 5, A D Mc-  Ginty to B C Riplet, Apr 15.  Mercury J, Silver Bell i, Gavin L AVright to H  T Twigg, July 4.  Summit A. Frank F Johnson and Richard Wilson to E T'O'Neil, May 21.  July 19���Evening Fraction, John Kelly to Chas  Newhous and Jas D Regan, July 18.  SLOCAN   CITV   DIVISION.  Black Hawk, Chas M Field to R D Munro.  Partnership of agreement between R A Cameron , M C AA'illiams, R Roberts, J A AA'illiams and  A D Williams, i each in the Cameron group  July 13���Daniel. T Adams to D McGraw.  Lydia A, Resurgam, Dunnegan, Silver Six,  Sih'er Plume, Athol, Yankee Kid, Island Boy  1/12, J A Williams to AA'alter Stead.  July 14���Maud AA7, AV AV AVeatherwax to W  Winstead.  Benr Fraction, Wm Mouise to same, ��25.  CANADA'S   GROWTH.  Interesting  Statistics of the  Dominion's  Wealtli   and   Standing.  LOCATIONS.  July 8���Champion, Geo Soucey.  July 11���Aberdeen, R N AVebster; Hamilton,  Thos Mulvey; Colon, A C Allen; Men-imac, Jas  Bean.  July 12���Juno, Thos Reid.  July-, 13���Rock Creek, J Grienscon; Canton,  Thos Lake: Gem Fraction, same; Endoymoyne,  H P Christie; Clara, T J Baty; Emmons, Dan  Hanlon; Danube, same.  July 14���Midway, RM AVebster; Sumpter, D  Cameron.  ASSESSMENTS.  July 8���Republic. Bell No 2,  Catardin, Turf.  American Eagle,  July 9���Lookout No 3.  Jula- 11���John L.Charleston, Royal Exchange,  Standard. Wyandote, Nelson No 5, Crown Point,  Perle.  July 12���Highland, Golden Wedge Fraction,  Hinton, SaAvver, Sih'er Joe, Morris, Bryan, Bos-  well Fraction, Katie, -Jennie, Royal Oak, Green  Mountain, Knickerbocker, Dominion, Doujjlas,  Charmer, Montezuma, Gatineau, Simcoe, Orillia,  AVeymouth, Governor Altgeld.  July 13���Madonna, Leadville, Teller, Colonel  Sellers, Kathleen, Palmer, Bloomer Girl, Smuggler, Bonnie Doon, Pontiac, Matrice, Slocan  Fraction.  July 14���Little Dolphin, Little Giant,  TItANSFEUS.  July 8���Black Duck J, George Soucey to J G  Dewar.  July 0���Turf J, Geo Stone to J D Dewar.  July 12���Gatineau and Simcoe J, Robt M Co\--  ington to Thos Reid.  July 13���Premier J, W L Callahan to D Harry  Gibson.    AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  July i- Mesache, R M Kenyon; Uno, same;  Opn.po.ue, F E Clute; Alice E, John McAskill;  Jeamia A, same; Big Porcupine, Geo 13 Brennan;  Pembrook , AVm Plazard; Flying Cloud, John  Walker; Dominion, A E Lindherg, E M Dana,:  London No 1, A Janson: Liverpool No 1, J B  Sargent; Globe No 1, G Koons; Snowstorm, Jas  D Martin and Geo AV Henderson; Quonmdo,  Alfred Murphy; No 0, Robt Burmester; Terror,  Aug Short; Defender, Robt Buhrlieind; St  Charles, H F Burmester; Moses. Robt Burmester;  Oregon. Robert Stenson; Dewey, Jas Allison  Ford; A'ietory, John B Zeigler; a relocation of  Edith and Midnight, belonging to Granite Mining Company; Glen Ellen, L F Clough; Buxton.  Dei-bA-, John J Noble; Silver Tip, 12 M Dana;  Bird, Chas Bostrum; Hillside, John Miller.  July 5���Little Jim. J W Gallagher; Big Bob,  B F Nesbitt; Annie E, G P Fournier,  July 0--Neglected, R Bradshaw and J J Bean;  Hobson Fraction, P O Swanson; Royal, J'Middleton; Noncse. C A'aumoerkerke; Gold Bee, Geo  Kydd; Hobson Fraction, C Christensun.  July 7���Seattle, Geo Smith; Forest King, P  Stafford; Dominion, AA' G Robb; New Moon, C  AV McAnn; Ever. O E Northquist: Tuesdav,  same; G R & N, C AA' Gramps; Amy, G E Northquist.  July 8���Humming Bird, A J Harris ; Corn-  stock, Kokanee Mining Company; Olympia, AAr  D'Scott; Halifax Fraction, AA' B Strathearn;  Copper Queen, J A Otto and Win AA'hite.  July 0���Oneonta, James McCnllocli; Chili, A\r  E Dumas; .Ahiltonomah, L C Knaggs; Dewey,  James Mourn.  July 11���Lucy relocation, J II Jack-on; Koot"  enav. Swan Peterson: Dewey, L McLaughlin;  Sampson Fraction, A Stewart: Texas, A H Clute;  Gladiator Fraction, R M Kiiiyon; Thor, Pelcr  Johnson: Surprise Fraction. Charles AA'agner;  Charles D. James Anderson; Billy B, H Roy  Stovi-1: Montreal, R A Cameron; Jacob, Lucky,  W II Underwood and AA' A Hell  July 12-Santiago. AA'J II Holmes, relocation  of Lnc.v: Hear Fraction Win Mouise; Maud AV.  \V \A-' Weatlieruaux; L P. T. same: Otto. H  Giegerich ; Oregon. Frank. Wissingcr : Blue  Bird, L I'rant: Clyde, Lanark, Alex McKenzie;  Glen Alric, liluck Hawk. Chas M Field: ('old  Drop. Joseph Cotton: Tamarack. E X Douglas,  Glasgow. M Smith: Black Bird, Alike Johnson:  Black Eagle. AA'm Hazard; Caledonia. Robert  Mitchell.  Jn.v 13���Caledonia. Robt Mitchell; True Hluc  Blue AVing Fraction, Chas O Borene; Durango  FCXivin; London Bell. R AV Mcintosh: Great  Strike. Win M Mennessy and J Al Martin; Etui  Clare. Wm Brannan.  Julv ll���Beiissc, Red Star, Ottawa. Jno Swanson: Hooligan. Jas A Donahue; Tom Thum  Fraction. .1 A\' Caldwell: Copper [Crown, Thos  McLean.  ��� July 15��� Kootenai,  F L  Albert Lind; Junta. John  W W Garrison.  Fitch; Silver Reath,  Lynch; Last Chance,  ASSESSMENTS.  Junk :io���Xeelis, Ivanhoe.  July -'���Aberdeen. Sixteen to One. Elma.  Paradise. Diamond Jubilee. Lucky Find, >lot��  paid on eaeb in lieu of assessment work.  July I���.Maple Leaf, Sunset, Lombard, Stella,  Belvedere, Ottawa. Miriet. Jessie K, St Louis,  Maltese Cross, Dakota. Minnie 15. A'ictoria. Abel.  Zola. Black Prince. Ida. Midden Sin, King of the  West. Aberdeen. J li. A'eiicouvcr, Meteor.  July5���Hobt-ail Bald Eairle.Golden Bell,Silver  Bell.  July n���Ague  Creek, Blue Bird.  Andrew  Jny,  L'tica. Cuba  , Monday.  Wheel  of Fortune  The Dominion of Canada has just  entered upon her fourth decade of Confederation. The "Mail and Empire"  quotes the folloAving* statistics of the  growth of the Dominion since Confederation; compiled by Mr. Frank Yeigh.  Canada's area is three and a half  million square miles���one twelfth of the  land area of the Avorld. Over a million  square miles are yet unexplored.  TAA'enty-eight United Kingdoms and  sixteen Germanys could be placed  within its boundaries. Excluding1  Alaska, it is larger than the United  States. It is nearly double Britain's  Indian possessions, and larger than the  Austrian an Colonies. It is large  enough to provide each member of its  population AA'ith one and a .quarter  square miles.  'Prince Edward Island is the baby  Province���2,000 square miles; British  Columbia is the largest���382,000 square  miles, Avith a 7,000 mile coast line.  Canada has a 13,000 mile coast line.  Canada has a AA'ater Avay of 2;3S4 miles  from the St. Lawrence to the head of  Lake Superior���one of the longest continuous stretches of inland navigation  in the Avorld.  Canada has a population of OA'er live  millions.  Canadians are a home-grown people.  Four of the five millions (86 per cent.)  are Canadian born; half a million (10  per cent.) Avere born under the British  (lag; only 157,000 (3 per cent.)Avere foreign born.  "Canada has 100,000 Iudians���41,000  Protestants, 42,000 Roman Catholics,  17,000 pagan. Ten thousand Indian  children are being educated in 2S5  schools, aided bA' the Government Avith  8300,000.  Nearly tAvo million (41 per cent.) are  Roman "Catholis: 85,000 (17 per cent.)  Methodist; 750,000 (15 per cent.) Presbyterians; 650,000 (13 per cent.) Church  of England.  Canada has one and a quarter million  square miles of forest. Her forest production per last census AA'as eighty million, nearly 75 per cent, of British Columbia and 50 per cent, of Ontario is  AA'oodland.        e  Canada's produce.  Canada's agricultural exports have  reached ��50,000,000. Cheese alone  amounted to nearly 815,000,000, supplying* Great Britain with tAvo-thirds of all  the cheese she imports. Canada produced 60,000,000 bushels of Avhcat in  1897. She has the largest Avheat field in  the Avorld���900 miles long, 300 miles  wide. Acres of land under cultivation  in Canada, 28,000,000. Canada produced about 15 bushels of Avhcatper acre in  1897. Forty-fiVe per cent, of Canadians  are engaged in agricultural pursuits.  Agricultural exports in 1868. 820,000,-  000; ill 1897, 850,000,000.  Canada's fisheries yield her 820,000.-  000 a a-ear. Thev employ 70,000 men.  The plant is  Avorth  810,000,000.    Nova  interest- on public debt ��10,000,000.  Taxation (customs and excise) 85.42 per  head, as compared AA'ith $10.50 of the  United Kingdom, and $14.72 of Australia.  Canada's railways: In 1868, 2,278  miles : in 1898, 16,000 miles���3,000 more  than Australia. There are 141 raihvays  and 81 controlling companies. Paid up  capital, nearlv a billion. Gross earnings ��52,000,000; expenses 835,000.000;  passenger traffic ��16,000,000; freight  traffic 25,000,000 tons.  Canada has spent oA'er 8200,000,000 on  raihvays, contributed from the national  exchequer, from provinces, and from  municipalities.  The Canadian Pacific JlauVay is 6,314  miles, 1,400 longer than tlie great  Siberian raihA'ay, as planned to cost 75  millions. Canada guve the Canadian  Pacific RailAAra\r 63 millions.  The Grand Trunk Raihvay is 3,162  miles long*; the Government aggregate  1,388 miles.  Canada has 72 miles of canals, costing  883,798,000 for construction, enlargement and maintenance, or over a million-  a mile,  Canada had 425 lighthouses and light  stations in 1867; it has 1,400 iioav.  Canada has 29,000 miles of telegraph  line, more than either Itah', Spain or  Turkey, and 69,000 of Avire."  Canada has a militia force of nearly  40,000 including 700 Mounted Police in  the North-West.  Canada's post offices numbered 2,333  in 1867, and 9,191 in 1897. Letters and  post cards carried in 1897, 155 millions;  papers, packages, etc., 27 millions.  hanks and capital.  Canada has increased her post office  savings banks to 755, in Avhich 120,000  persons have, on deposit so millions, and  in Government savings banks 18 millions or 48 millions in all���about 810 per  head.  Canada's chartered banks hold 180  millions on deposit. Bank note circulation has risen from 9 millions in 1867 to  30 millions; bank capital- aggregates 61  millions.  Canada's life assurance companies  have 460 millions of insurance in force,  divided among 31 life companies and 10  assessment companies; 25 millions are  on deposit Avitli the Government for  protection of policy holders.  Canada has 7,279 registered vessels,  Avith a gross  S03IEBODT's   MOTHER.  The woman was old and rapg-ed and gray,  And bent with the chill of tlie winter's day.  The street was wet with recent snow.  And the woman's feet were aged and slow.  She stood at the crossing and Avaitcd long,  Alone, uncared for ; amid the throng  Of human beings who passed her by  -None heeded the glance of her anxious eye.  Lest the carriage wheels or the horses' feet,  Should crowd her down on the slippery street.  At last caine a lad of the merry throng  Of school-boys gay as they romped along.  He mused beside her and whispered low :  "I'll help you across if you wish to go,"  Her aged hand on his strong young arm  She placed, and so, without hurt or harm.  He guided her trembling feet along,  Glad that his own were lirm aud strong.  Then back again to his friends he went���  His young heart happy and weil content.  "She's somebody's mother, boys, you know,  Although she is aged, and poor and slow,  And I hope some fellow will lend a hand  To help my mother, you understand."  A report just issued by the Ontario  Bureau of Mines, giving the progress of  mining for the past year gives the  figures for three months, ending March  31 of the current year, shoAving the ore  treated during that period at 13,939  tons, gold produced 5,288 ounces and  the value of gold 886.175; as against  27,589 tons of ore treated, 11,412 ounces  of gold, and $190,244 gold value, for 12  months of 1897. There is a big increase  also shoAvn in nickel and iron. There  is every appearance that the output in  gold, nickel, copper, iron, ore, pig iron,  Avill be from tAvoto three times, as great  as that of 1S97, if not higher still.  DO NOT OVERLOOK  The  When in Silverton,  especially if  you have a thirst with you.  The beer is kept on ice, while the whiskey has that flavor and power so  much appreciated by the traveller when he is Aveak and weary.  THOMAS CLAIR, Proprietor.  WANTKI).  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOHS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  Great Clearance  Wanted to purchase���Right to manufacture first-class proprietary medicine.  Must have merit.  S. M. L., Box 411, Petrolea, Ont.  Maud���Ned seems to have fairly fallen  in love Avith that statuette of Venus de  Chypre.  Marie���That's nothing. He's merely  gone on a bust.  tonnage  valued at 25 millions.  of 789,299 tons,  Canada stands fourth among.the maritime nations in tonnage of shipping  OAvned and registered in the country.  Canada has a high-grade public school  system. It has 17,000 schools, AA'ith a  million pupils. It has 54 universities  and colleges, AA'ith 11,000 students enrolled. Seventy per cent, of all the  people of all ages can read; SO per cent,  of all adults can write.  Canada is planning big things for the  future; settlement of the great North-  West, development of the mineral and  other resources, deepening of the canals,  improvement of transportation inland  and on the oceans, extension of trade  Avith the Mother Country.  Canada took a step fonvard and upward in the Jubilee year. She is iioav  the junior member in the well-knoAvn  firm of John Bull & Co.  Canada has made great strides during  her first 30 years of Confederation.  Who is prophet enough to forecast, the  next 30 yearys of progress and prosperity. ___  LEAD   HAS   REFORMED.  F. Pyman has again commenced to  do business in Ncav Denver. Bring  your Avatches to him Avhen they are out  of order. Pyman's hcav building, Sixth  street. .'  Gents' Furnishings, Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes are selling at cost  at Mrs. Merkley's.  only  500 pairs of  Ladies' Shoes & Slippers  Including Black, Chocolate and Tan, Lace and Button  Shoes, Oxford Ties, Strap and Bow Slippers; also white  Pink and Red Sandals.      At cost price; for Cash only.  Postoff ice Store, Sandon.  H. H. Knox,  Has removed to the  Newmarket  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  &  NAKUSP. B.C.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. O. Sugar Refinerv and Royal  City Planing Mills."  'CALLUM & CO.,  Dealers in  Lead, S.D.���There is a new era in the  morals of this city.   There has been a  movement on foot for some time, headed  by the business men of the city, to drive  out all the places of gambling of every  sort.   The Lead gambling places have  always had   a   bad   reputation.   Many  thousands of   dollars   have   been spent  each month: by the laborers of the city  and vicinity which ought to haA'e gone  into the various lines of legitimate business of the city.    But now,  by order of  the mayor and city icouncil,  every gambling place is closed.    The Homestake  company hus set   a watch on all its employees, and any  man  found in a gambling place in Deadwood or in any other  city   or   in   any  place   of questionable  resort in   this city  after  11   o'clock at  night, while in the employ of the company,   will   be   immediately  dismissed  from the roll of the company.   The company holds that no employee who has  spent a night in carousal is fit to handle  explosives or run  the intricate machinery about the mills.   The employes of  the company are generally satisfied with  the   new   ruling   and   all   would   A'ote  thanks for the closing of the gambling  places.   During the past three years no shares  of any kind of enterprise have shoAvn  the remarkable and steady increase in  A'alues that the copper shares have.  During the past year and a half eight of  the leading copper stocks haA'e increased over ��50,000,000, and they have  increased over 820,000,000 during the  past six months. The total par value of  their capitalization is 810,000,000.   The  Scotia comes Iirst as a fishery Province,  New Brunswick second, British Columbia third.  Canada's mines produced 830,000,000  in 1807, viz.: Gold, ��(5,1.00,000; silver, '  $:-5,332,000; copper,lead and nickel,about  a million and a half each; coal 87,285,000  (���1,000,000 tons.) Her coal bearing area  is 100,000 square miles. Fifteen thousand miners all told are employed.  British Columbia has produced 800,000,-  000 of gold in 40 years Nova Scotia's  40 mines have produced $12,000,000.  Canada's Yukon gold fields include an  area of 125,0i)0 square, miles. The estimated yield for 1898 is from ten to  tAventv millions.  Rothschild's and other hi"1 capitalists of  Europe have agents exploring the entire Avestcrn continent for copper properties and a large number of English  bankers and operators have their  American correspondents looking up  copper mines or large blocks of stocks  in such properties for investment purposes. The ownership of all tlie American copper mines is in the hands of a  A'ery feAv people, and loss. than 100  American copper mine OAvners control  the Avorld's market for copper. The  demand for the metal is greater than  the supply, the total visible stock on  hand Avas never so low as now, and  Avould be exhausted entirely in two or  three months if the supply was stopped  in any Avay. As things are at present,  it looks as though the Avorld needed  copper more than gold. It is predicted  that copper Aviil sell for 13 cents before  January 1, 1899. It is being produced  at a total cost of less than one-half that  figure.  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a neAv three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDON & BARRETT  Specials  in newSuitings  I haA'e lately received a stock of  well-selected, handsome suitings  for Spring make-up, mid I earnestly invite your inspection of  them. .Some excellent qualities  .and pnitenis, and at especially  low priees���liiwor than ever put  upon the market in ihis section  before.  I guarantee; n neat, natty lit.  mid satisfaction in every particular.        Are you wanting a Spring  suit?  M. A. WILSON,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Newmarket Blk, New Denver, B. C.      J��  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOCAN CITY, B.C.  and  of many  Sizes,  Kinds,  and Prices,  at  's  ^'������.-���"Mrf"  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners hi regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Buouse, M.D.,  New Denver, B.C.  ASLO MOTEL  Family & Commercial.  Kvactiun,   Kainloups,   Ilaiuiil  ���Iri.Y 7��� Oolnrad  No L'. WaikT. Clar  ���Jn.v s-.Ahiiiona  Suil-i'l.  .In.v '.1 --Mulri wi  Whit- limns". K a  CI ill'.  _ Jn.v il���>:ivcr  lin-. Sniid.-iv Son.  niin^ I'.inl.  '���linv   1 li v  Si Albans",  .   Iliac  Kwiiii,  I'rimv.  II X A.  Alex.   Kric  l.yinax. On<  Bullion,  k  Cloud,  Granite  Tinihitr-  1a, H11111-  TltAIlB AND  FIXAXCK.  C-ui'i'la's total A-olunic. of trade has  risen from .-?l:-'l ,0ih).(ido in 18^7 to s-257 -  01)0,0(10 in 1807. Of this latter sum',  SUI.D00,t"100 was transacted with the  United States, and srif'j.iuO.OOO AA'ith  Great Britain.  Canada's trade is irapidlv increasinir.  The calendar year of 1807 shoAved an  increase of 852,000,000 of both exports  and imports.  Canada's income  is  about S37.000.000  a year.  j     Canada's  public  debt  has increased  j from $7r,,0ii0.o:i') in 18'u to nearlv 8200,-  ' n'Ui.i)0'.) iii IS!<7.   or  85U a head.  'Yearlv  lietter   Than    Uoozcrino.  The most bracing-drink for the entire  system is bran Avjiter. It is made this  Avay. One pint of bran in tAvo quarts of  Avater. should be boiled live minutes,  then strained through cheese cloth, and  allowed to stand an hour in order to  settle. Add ice, and if youAvish lemons  and sugar. If saloons Avould keep this  drink 611 tap they Avould find more  profit in it than Avhiskey.  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand  WANTED��� Hcnest, energetic younw men:  farmers' sous, teachers, students, clerks and  others who are admirers of Mr. Gladstone, and  would like to spend the next, three months in  telling the matchless story of his life. AA'e teach  you how to do the work and guarantee success.  From $2.On to .-?5.0() a day absolutely sure. There  i.i no fear of failure and it will be enjoyable work.  Particulars furnished free.  BRADLKY-GARRETSON CO., Limited.  Toronto.  3&��  NOTICE  TWO months after date I intend lo make  cation to the Chief Commissioner of  OTEL  EY  The latest novelties in Millinery and  Dress Goods, etc., just received at Mrs.  Merklev's.  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  -well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Veve\r, Slocan Lake, B.C.  anpii-  Lnuds  and work, AMetoria, B.C., for permission to purchase the following described 1'uids. Coinmene-  injr at a post planted about -liwi font north of  Kuskanook creek and about: eiprht miles from the  mouth of said creek, in AA'est Kootenay district,  said stake heinir marked G.L.. U.AY. corner,  April af��t.li, 1S9JS, run 11 in��-10chains east, thence 40  chains south, thence 10 chains west, thence-10  chains north to point of commencement and containing Kid acres of land more or less.  GEORGE LESTER.  Nakusp, B.C., April 28th, 180S.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCIIE.  NEAV DENVER.  Large  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Nakusp,  i a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  IcMl k  ���>  Insurance  and General Commissson  Agents.  N'KW DENVEK. JJ, C.

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