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Array Volume IV. No. 43.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 22, 1897.  Price, $2 00 a Yeas.  ROSSLAND NEWS  The Homestake Has Plenty of  Money for Development  FRACTIONS AGAIN POPULAR  The City Full of talk About The  Coming Le Roi Smelter  at  Northport.  (From Our Regular Correspondent.)  Rossland, July 17 .���Rossland Miners'  Union wes very emphatic yesterday on  the occasion of its annual picnic. The  rain came down straight, as it never had  rained befere. A 'procession started  from the Masonic hall at 11 a. m. headed  by the Rossland brass, band and a couple  of carriages containing Mayor Scott and  some of the leading officials of the different unions. The societies represented  were the Typographical Union, No. 335;  Cigarmakers' Union, No. 400; Tailors'  Union, No. 252; and No. 38, Miners'  Union. The procession was quite a  long one, reaching several blocks on  Columbia avenue. At the ball grounds  there were speeches made by M. Powell, chairman; Mayor Scott, Dr. Sinclair,  J. M. Martin, J. F. McCrae, Speaker  Higgins, W. J. Walker, organizer of the  Knights of Labor; and Ed. Boyce, president of the "Western Federation of Miners. The rain continued to descend and  the programme of athletic sports was  only carried out in the afternoon in the  intervals between the showers. A ball  in the opera house closed the picnic.  The Daily Miner has reduced its size  to six columns. This, it states, is done  to "avoid bankruptcy." Only three  regular compositors are now employed,  two cases having been laid off within a  week or two. The Weekfy Miner is also  reduced a column in size and is only  eight pages, instead of sixteen, a reduction of more than one-half. The proprietors are advertising the sale of 100 lbs.  of "new nonpareil, never unpacked."  This looks "hard times" for Corbin's  sheet, and I don't think there is any  great amount of sympathy forthcoming  for the OAvners or the editor���especially  the editor, who has had a "largely  puffed-up head" on a very small body  because of the success the paper attained some time back. This success was  due to the fame of the camp, its mines,  and the desire of the public to know all  there was to know, and not on account  of any exceptional abilities displayed by  the editor. But he took the paper's  prosperity as being entirely his doing.  He was the chief journalist in Trail  Creek (in his own estimation) and he  strutted the streets with the air of a  Bantam cock. He has said that "Any  man who does not do well in Rossland  must be lacking in ability." He does  not appear to be doing very well just  now, but he will never admit it is on account of any lack of ability.  The Rosslauder comes out in a dimu-  nitive. form this week. I don't think it  will live long in its present shape, but I  do think that Bre'r Jones lias made another mistake. Mr. Vaughn, who succeeded J. C. Crome a couple of months  ago as partner in the Rosslander, is out  ���"froze out" he says. But the fact is,  business dropped off and somebody had  to go. I still think there is room in  Rossland for a really good newspaper.  The peculiar complaint from which  the Rossland papers are suffering just  now does not appear to have reached  New Denver. The Lkwje is a credit to  ;he Slocan country and I have heard  considerable praise of it during the past  week.  An erratic effusion appeared in the  Rossland Miner of Thursday in tlie form  of a two column article with the startling heading, "Is Rossland Betrayed?"  The text of this outburst is simply that  there is no probability of the Canadian  Pacific Railway running into Rossland  for two years. I have read the article in  question carefully, and cannot see a  single point made. Either the author  (evidently the editor) is grossly ignorant  or else he is trying to create a false sentiment in favor of the Le Roi company's  smelter-townsite scheme at Northport.  Even the most sanguine have never  hoped that such a gigantic enterprise as  the Crow's Nest Pass railway could be  completed and the coal fields opened up  so as to facilitate smelting operations in  Canada inside of two years. The Crow's  Nest road, as was promised, will be  opened direct to Robson, and the Columbia & Western will be widened and direct C.P.R. communication given over  that line to the Crow's Nest Pass terminus. At the same time the C.P.R. connections now being completed will admit of sealed cars being sent direct from  Halifax to Rossland over the Canadian  route.  successfully and there are dozens of good  smelter sites where Canadian ore can be  smelted profitably to all concerned. But  that is not it. The Le Roi people and  other Americans who have made their  pile here want to transfer every dollar's  worth of business in their power to the  American side, and find in the Rossland  Miner, Corbin's newspaper, an efficient  ally. However, it is not very likely our  government at Ottawn will be frightened  by the Miner's thunder. If the Le Roi  people have to pay an export duty on  their ores it will be just what they deserve.  Several fractions near the city have  been sold for cash during the week. The  prices have been from $200 upwards,and  a considerable amount of money has  changed hands in this way. Several  parties have also staked fractions within  a mile or two, and fraction hunting has  become quite general. As the time for  assessment work draws near there are  several claims being offered for sale at  extremely low figures, some of tnem at  less than one-half the money asked for  them a year ago.  S. R. Reid has sent about 400 pounds  of very fine specimens of Trail Creek ore  to the Winnipeg exhibition. All the  chief mines are represented and the collection will no doubt cause some stir in  the Manitoba capital. It might be the  means of drawing attention to the many  good mining ventures offered in Koote-  enay and bring capital here, in spite of  the "slump" which seems to have overwhelmed so many of the hastily-got-to-  gether-million-dollar companies which  nave been able to get no further than to  issue a prospectus and appoint directors  arid officers. Mr. Reid has also forwarded a big collection of samples from the  "silver}' Slocan."  1 On Wednesday night at the Hotel Allan a banquet was tendered to three well-  known gentlemen who happened to be  in the city at the same time���Lieut.-  Governor Dewdney, Lieut.-Governor  Macintosh of the- Northwest Territories,  and W. A. Carlyle, Provincial mineralogist. There were nearly 100 present, including all the prominent business and  professional men. Speeches were made  by the chairman, (Dr. Bowes), Mayor  Scott, Alfred Woodhouse, Governor  Dewdney, Governor Macintosh, Mr.  Carlyle, General Chas. Warren and  others. Governor Macintosh's speech  was perhaps the most patriotic that has  ever been uttered in Rossland and was  heartily cheered.  Some very rich strikes are reported  here from Murphy creek and Waterloo.  Assays of ore from the latter have shown  as high as 2,000 ounces in silver and $100  in gold, while at Murphy creek ore from  the Ethel group has panned out $81.60  In gold to the ton.  The big deal for the four claims in the  South belt���Homestake, R. E. Lee,Maid  of Erin and Gopher���has been completed. The Homestake Consolidated Gold  Mines, limited, will have a capital of  $800,000. Holders of stock in the old  companies will receive fully paid-up ��1  shares for every 40 shares they owned,  i. e. an equivalent at 12)^ cents per  share for the whole stock of the old companies. The new company will put up  ��25,000 ($125,000) for the development  of the four mines.  More rich ore has been opened up at  the Monte Cristo and it is said the face  of the tunnel is glittering like a jewel  room.  The transfer of the Deer Park mine,  on Deer Park Mountain, to a Toronto  company is an assured fact and F. A.  Mulholland has gone to Toronto to complete the organization of the new company. It is stated that work will be resumed at the mine early in the fall.  A. L. Jaffe, the sawmill man, and C.  D. Catpenter had a bout at fisticuffs in  front of the Allan house on Thursday.  Carpenter got the worst of it, and being  the aggressor, he was fined $15 and costs  before the magistrate yesterday.  In the window of Rolls' drug1 store,on  Columbia Ave., there is an attraction  that    drew   a larg-e  crowd   all   ves-  ��� dollars to be used up in development  work right along.  It is a good job for the people of Rossland that the hot wave which, has been  so terribly fatal in the east has not been  able to climb over the Rockies. Hot  weather here will certainly bring fever.  The old Centre Star Gulch creek has  been so contaminated with sewage and  city filth that it stinks all the Avay along  its'route across the main portion of the  city, although it was boxed in and  buried last year. And it is said that  Mayor Scott appointed a sanitary  officer. I don't think he appointed a  real sanitary officer, but I know he appointed one of his friends to the position. This is another instance of  personal friends making incompetent  officials.  The Sunset No. 2, |in the South Belt,  is still improving on the excellent surface showing I mentioned last week.  A new vein has been opened a few  hundred feet east of the first working  and it is found to be quite six feet wide.  The ore is rich looking, and one can  hardly believe that it is taken from the  surface. Assays give S28 in gold, 1��  oz. silver and 5| per cent, copper. :  We don't hear much of our baseball  club now. It is not known yet whether  all the members have been dug out  from the avalanche which overwhelmed them when they ran up against the  Kaslo stalwarts.  It is said that Robson is to be the next  "boom" town. If Robson ever reaches  townhood it will be rather strange to  us old-timers, who for years past have  looked on Robson as a landing1 place at  which the . unloading of Nelson merchandise gave us just time to runup  and get a g-lass of beer at mine host  Levesque's. Surely, Nelson will attempt another boom on the strength of  this.  IN THE SLOCAN  Interesting Budget of Silvery  Mining News,  GREAT DRILLING CONTEST  The Reco Team Beats the Ramblers'  8 Inches  at  Sandon-American Boy Shipping.  out, assaying^470 ozs. silver and 60 per  cent. lead. Capital is to be interested  and work pushed on an extensive scale,  which, it is beLeved,will make of it one  of the big mines in the Slocan. The La  Paloma, an adjoining fraction, is also  looking well with work.  GRANT  GOVAN'S SCHEME.  The Enpflish Company's Great Activity  In the Illeeilawaet.  reported  from  being  done on  Centre Star  progressing  cost will, be  The big bridge across  Gulch, on Second Ave,, is  towards completion. The  about $4j000.  The Kootenay & Columbia mine, a  few minutes walk north of the city; is  showing up splendidly under development. The ore body is fully 20 feet  ��vide, and every inch of it is*shipping  ore. That it will be a big mine, there is  not the least doubt. The main tunnel  is now in (i00 feet- and will be pushed  on through the mountain. A drill is to  be put in at once and the winze sunk  to tlie 1000-ft level. -The mine is sending its ore to the Trail smelter, and the  output will now he continually on the  increase.  Sir Charles Ross and his company  mean business in regard to their big  scheme for generating electric power at  the Kootenay falls. Contracts for machinery for excavating the rock at the  middle falls have been given to the In-  gersoll & Rand companies, and it is  confidently predicted that the coming  winter will see the fulfilment of a long-  romised boon not only to this camp,  tit tho whole of Southern Kootcnav.  65  News From Aylwin.  terday afternoon, and as I write  the crowd is still in evidence. It is a  figure sleeping on a cot.    Not a "sleep  ing beauty  by any means, but a rather  Despite the cry about the lack  of coking coal the smelter at Trail is  running  homely. lanky and sallow face is seen  with the bedclothes tucked underneath  a long* and pointed chin. It is a man  named Kirkimeee,who was put to sleep  at three o'clock this afternoon by Lionel  Wolff, the hypnotist, and was* to have  been kept in that position for 30 hours,  but at 9:300 o'clock to-night there was a  grand awakening���the doctors found  the man's pulse getting weak and low.  Mr. Rolls may thank his stars that his  big plate-g-lass window remains intact.  The City Council has passed a vagrancy by-law, and also a new ordinance  prohibiting the firing- of any kind of  iirearms or fireworks within the city  limits.  Biddy Bishop, a professional boxer,  and Doa Mack, employed at the War  Eagle mine, fought four rounds with  gloves at the Opera House on Thursday night before a good-sized audience.  Alack'"was knocked out with a right  hand swing in tlie fourth round.  Prospectors are still through here en-  route to the Kokanee district.  Sheeran and O'Ray are kept busy  hauling supplies from Ten Mile landing to the point, and then packing to  the headwaters of Ten Mile and Kokanee creeks.  A horse trail has been completed up  the south fork as far as Hughes creek.  If this trail was extended about three  miles quite an easy road to the head of  Lemon creek would be available.  Several claims on the north fork are  showing up well, and development work  is being done on some promising claims  near the Enterprise mine.  Rich finds   are daily  across the lake.  Assessment work is  many Ten Mile claims.  Wilson creek properties are receiving  a great amount of attention.  , The Monitor group, near Three Forks,  is still closed down, owing to internal  dissensions.  The Washington, near the Slocan Boy,  in the MeGuigan basin, started two new  tunnels this week.  On the Kalispel group, Ten Mile, a  wonderful showing of ore has been  struck. The ledge is of great width and  richness.  John Potter made a rich strike on Saturday on the Alturas and Alps on the  summit between Wilson creek and  North Fork.  Bartlett Bros., of Sandon, have sent  twenty-five mules to the Ibex mine to  pack out 500 tons of ore that is sacked  and awaiting shipment.  The owners of the Fidelity have  been working on their great find the  past two weeks and report they have  ��40,800 Avorth of ore in sight...  Ira Meeker, once well known on the  other side as the Puyallup philosopher,  has half a dozen men working on his O.  K. group on the North Fork.  The Get There Eli and Bachelor  groups, Twelve Mile, were bonded last  week for 835,000, Chas. Hoffman being  the bonder for Spokane parties.  Certificates of improvements were  issued this week to Jas. D. Sword, Wm.  E. Mann and Jas. L. Montgomery to  the claims Lone Star and Blue Grouse.  The Jackson wagon road from AVhite-  water now reaches the Northern Belle  and is nearly completed. It will help  to open up many claims in the Jackson  basin.  J. B. Callahan has been given charge  of the work on the Two 1 riends mine  and has put six men to work, intending  to push development until the mine is  grey  gold chlorides.  Revelstoke paper.  Harry Williams returned on Saturday  from Albert Canyon, Illeeilawaet, with  some fine ore from two claims that he  has staked there From tone of these,  called the Hidden Treasure, the assay  shows 2100 ounces silver and $40 gold.  The paystreak is eight inches wide,  copper, antimony and  The claim is an extension of the Sir Walter, which was bonded to an English company last fall for  81000.  Mr. Williams heard a great, deal of  the Go van party while out there.  Ernest W. Grant Govan and Mrs.  Govan, Colonel Ainslie and Mr. Grant's  private secretary ; are making extensive trips in the neighborhood. Col.  Ainslie is largely interested in the  Waverley, and the company is said to  have made an appropriation of ��200,000  for development work.  Mr. Govan has a company of engineers in the field, making a survey for a  waa'on road from Albert Can von on the  the  was somewhat of a surprise to the people of that burg, and they were at bnee  fired with ambition to have a brass  band of their own. The matter has  been talked about ever since, and several excellent musicians, including a  first-class leader, have come forward.  A meeting is to held next week for the  purpose of organizing and collecting  subscriptions.  THE   CROW'S   NEST   ROAD  C.I?.R to  las pu  sh de\  made a shipper.  The  road   is again in good  shape, several men from the Enterprise  having Avorked on it steadily for some  time back.  A postoffice will likely be established  here in a few days.  A   Boat   Club  The Fourteen Mining Company have  started work on their properties just  south  of the Citv,   Twentv   thousand  There is talk of organizing' a boat  club in New Denver. It is a great pity  that with all the natural advantages for  such an organization here it has not ere  this been organized. The lake offers  every inducement, the material for a  good" strong club is here, and all that is  necessary to bring- about its organization is some work in that direction.  Talk is cheap, but it don't make cities.  Active, earnest effort on the part of her  citizens is making Denver the Queen  Citv of the lake. A boat club would  add greatly to., her inducements offer  prospective residents. Such an institution is needed.  The Shir Mines, Ltd., headquarters  at New Westminster, has taken over  the Sandow and Lone Star, Silver  .mountain properties,situated southwest  of the Idaho mines.  Foss & McDonald have completed  wagon roads to the Best and to the Rambler and are now working on the Darda-  nelle road, which is an extension of the  Washington road in the MeGuigan  basin,  Some splendid ore, running 2000 ounces, has recently been taken from the  McAllister group up the North Fork.  The property is being worked by the  owners, John Campbell and John  Rouss.  The sale of the Exchange group to Sir  Charles Tupper's syndicate is off. The  first payment was to have been made  on the loth but word was received from  headquarters that the price asked, $42,-  500, was too high.  About ten miles north of Nakusp and  about ten miles from the lake several  claims have recently been staked upon  company's mine. He is  also negotiating for the purchase of 160  acres ot land nt Albert Canyon held by  John Skohstrom, for the purpose of a  townsite. The wagon road up to the  Waverley, twenty-eight miles, is a  railroad grade, so" that later rails can  be put on it and regular trains run in  connection with tlie C.P.R. The road  passes Mr., Williams claims within a  tew hundred feet.;  The Jumbo is on this road, about six  miles from Albert Canyon, and for this  Mr. Govan is also negotiating. It is  a concentrating proposition, giving  very high values.  There is great activity in the Canyon,  many prospectors going in���on' the  north fork especially, and new locations  are being made every day.  Horne-Payne and N. P. Snowden left  England on the 26th, and are daily expected to arrive at Ashcroft.  The Lanark and Maple Leaf Concentrator is crushing 100 tons a day. The  company is now paying ��20,000 per  month in dividends, which will be increased to S30,000 per month, as soon as  the concentrator can be enlarged,which  work is now underwav.  EXCITING   DRILLING   MATCH.  The Ra*nbler Beats  the  Inches.  Keeo by  Eight  M. J. Haney, a gentleman from  Watertown, N.Y.,who has been appointed Superintendent of the construction of  the Crow's Nest Railway, said to a reporter the other day:  "I proceed to McLeod tomorrow driving from Lethbridge on Sunday, and on  Tuesday the tenders for the first 50  miles will be opened and the contracts  for the grading let. We have divided  the line into five mile sections and any  contractor can have several sections,  or a fraction of one, according to what  he can handle. The contracts for the  second 50 miles will be let on Thursday.  The work will commence next Tuesday  and in a few days after will be in progress all along the line. We will push  matters all we can so as to have the  first 100 miles completed by about the  end of October. This will take us over  the summit of the first mountains and  as mountain work can be proceeded  with during the winter there will be no  let tip until the work is completed. It  will be completed as soon as it is practicable, which I think means in the fall  of '98. But we may encounter unanticipated obstacles to quick construction  and the work may be delayed longer.  However we have adopted every means  of pushing it through. There are eight  engineering parties at work now and  while the construction of the first 100  miles is under way the whole ronte will  be surveyed. I have jtot yet seen the  surveyors for that part of the route that  engineers have beeh oyer, so as yet can  of" the amount of  masonry required. In the'  alternate routes  and we will not decide upon which is to  be followed untirall have been survev-  ed."   KASLO.  give no   estimate  bridging or  mountains there are  a. Avide ledge  five  pro-  The Payne Train.  The contract has been let for the Payne  tramway and fifty men began work on  it this week. It is to be a three-rail gravity,  principally on  trestles,   (>,000 feet  long.    It will run down the Payne gulch  to the K. & S. road and will probably be j prise.  continued to the C. P. R.  traceable for over  miles. Assays from some of the  perties sIioav "considerable silver.  The Alamo concentrator at Three  Forks was started up again last Saturday, and is now running ore from the  Idaho' where from twenty-five to thirty  men are employed. So far as can be  learned the deal for the sale of these  properties is not yet completed.  T. Reid, R. Covington and C. E.  Sniitheringale, the principal owners in  the Slug 1 en group, are avc.11 pleased  Avith the result of the assessment. Several stringers of ore were exposed  and upon the Simcoe pure ore Avas  found, one assay shows 301 ounces in  silver. Another claim, the Orillia, has  been staked and added to the group.  At the Enterprise arrangements are  being made to run two raises to connect  the main Avorkings. Tavo new fanners  run by Avater power have been put in  the lower tunnels. Sluicing on the  upper part of the Enterprise has exposed galena float, and a new lead has  been found near the mess house. This  mine is shipping steadily to Omaha.  Work on the Summit Fraction, above  the Noble Five, and adjoining the Sur-  uis shown up a mammoth body  of ore, kidneyed Avith galena. through-  There Avas a drilling match at Sandon  on Saturday afternoon, the general interest in Avhich Avas shown by the fact  that over five hundred men paid the admission fee. The contestants were Evan  Corkish and E. B. Cline of the Reco and  Wm. Lawyer and Dan Murphy of the  Rambler; the stake being $500, half of  tae gate receipts going to the losing  team.  The Reco team started first, and the  cheering and hooting Avas deafening.  Dick Shea, manager of the Rambler,was  bluffing everybody by offering $1,000 to  $900, but, none of those present Avere inclined to risk so much. Many lesser  sums Avere bet, and small odds Avere  given in fa-A'or of the Rambler team, two  or three bets of $100 to $80 being made.  When the Rambler team got through  Mr.  McLeod  offered $1,000   to $500.  The Ram Viler team won with apparent  ease, with the score of 32% inches to  24)4' inches. Bruce White was the timekeeper.  Before the drilling begun John Buckley was offering to put up $500 for a  team to drill the winner, and McLeod of  the Goodenough was making a similar  offer. ~ .     _  American Boy Shipping'.  The American Boy, adjoining the  Noble Five, has begun to ship. About  a thousand sacks of ore, partly concentrating and partly clean, is stacked up  in front of the tunnel house, and the  concentrates are being packed doAvn to  the Noble Five concentrator. Some of  the clean ore is to be shipped during the  Aveek, Avhich will be the first shipment  made this year from the property.  Sixteen men are employed, a double  shift being at work on tunnel No. 2,  which is in about 2H0 feet, of which 80  feet is in about 20 inches of ore. A contract Jias been let for a cross-cut of 500  feet in tunnel No. 1, where it is expected  to strike tlie lead. This will be at a  depth of nearly 2,500 feet from the apex  of the mountain.  [From Our own Correspondent.]  B. E. King, of Trail Creek, is in town  for a feAv days.  Byron N. White and Jack White came  doAvn from Sandon on Saturday.  J. E. Mitchell, of the Charleston, Avas  toAvn from Whitewater on Monday.  C. T. Jackson and R. T. Walker, of  Rossland, Avere in toAvn on Saturday.  Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Campbell-Johnston  of Ncav Denver Avere in toAvn on Monday.  J. Warren Bell and F. C. Niven, of  WhiteA\rater,Avere in Kaslo Monday and  Tuesday.  G. A. Eastman returned from a trip  to Rykert,  Avhere he Avas  some prospects last Aveek.  Governor Deudney, after a trip to the  Whitewater, Dardanelles and"other properties, left for Trail Creek, intending  to return this Aveek to inspect some properties on South Fork in Avhich he is  interested, along Avith Hon. McMillar of  Vancouver, Sir Charles Tupper and a  number of other dignitaries.  There appears to be good grounds  for the rumor afloat here that tlie K. &  S. is to build a spur up South Fork.  The scheme is easily practicable as for  a good distance the grade Avould be  easy. This would give shipping facilities to a section that is probably as rich  as anv in the Kooteuav.  NeAV   Denver    Leads   The   Way.'  The  excellent   playing  of  the New  Denver band at Sandon on Jubilee Dav  The C. P .It. and Kootenay.  Mr. Shaughnessy, when shown a Rossland despatch, denied  that he had ever  said  to Messrs. Turner and  Blackstock  that the Canadian Pacific Railway could  not go into Rossland to handle  smelter  ores   until   the Crow's   Nest Pass road  was completed.    What he told them Avas  that it could not supply  them Avith  coal.|  and coke until the Crow's Nest Pass line  was .built into  the districts where the  mines  are located.    The smelter situation from his standpoint is summed up  as  follows:    The Le  Roi  mine owners  proposed building a smelter at Robson  or thereabouts.    They claimed that Mr.  Heinze, Avho  now operates a road from  Rossland   to   Robson, would  not  give  them a Ioav enough rate for the carriage  of ore to make it pay them to build at |  Robson.   They iioav* ask the Canadian I  Pacific Railway to build another road  paralleling the present tracks and give  them a lower rate.    The Canadian Paci-|  fie Railway would prefer to see the matter  arranged Avith Mr.  Heinze  without!  resorting to such an expedient, and doesf  not consider  itself a factor in the  question at present.  Dillman a Deadliest.  British Columbia papers Avill be!  ahead if they make L. C. Dillman, of  Spokane, Wash., put up in advance foi  his advertising. He is a deadbeat, one  of the penny-ante kind, that should bt  run out of anv coinmunitw THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 22, 1897.  Fourth Year  .^  c\  Oh, the Coronation!   What celebration  For emulation with it compare?  When to Westminster the Royal Spinster  And  the  Duke of  Leinster, all in  order  repair.  'Twas there you 'd see the New Polishemen  Making :i skrimniage at half after four  And the. Lords and Ladies, and Hiss O'Gradys,  All standing round liefore the Abbey door.  Their pillows scorning-, that self-same morning,  Themselves adorning, all by the candle light,  .,W ith roses and lillie3, and da'ffy-down-dillies.  And  fjould  and jewels,  and  rich  diamonds  bright,  And then approaches 500 coaches,  With   Gineral   Dulbeak���Oeh!   'twas   mighty  line  To see how asey bould Corporal Casey  With his sword dnuvn. prancing, made them  kape the line.  Then the guns'alarums, and the King of Arums  All in his garters and his Clarence shoes,  Opening  the  massy doors to the  bould  Ambas-  sydors,  The  Prince  of  Potboys, and great haythen  Jews; ���  'Twould  have  made you crazy   to  see  Ester-  hazy  Ali joo'ls from his jazey to his di'mond boots,  With    Alderman    Warmer,    and  that    swate  channel-.  The fauisile heiress, Mis3 Anja-ly Coutts.  And AVellington, walking, with his sword drawn,  talking,  To ilill and Hardinge, heroes of great fame;  And Sir De Lacy, acu the Duke Dahnasey,  (They called  name),  him Sowlt afore he changed his  [iding  Themselves prcsading Lord Mclbournr  ... r-j.  hie  old  Mello,  The Queen, the darling, to her royal chair  And  that  line  old  fellow,  the  Duke  of   Pell-  The Queen of Portingale's Chargy-de-fair.  Then   the  Noble   Prussians, likewise  the  Russians,  In fine laced jackets with their goulden  cuffs,  And the Bavarians, and the proud Huegariaus,  And Everythiiigarians all in furs and muffs.  Then   Misthur  Spaker, and  Misthur  Pays  the  Quaker,  All in the gallery you might persavc,  Rut Lord Brougham was missing, and gone a  fishing,'  Ounly  crass Lord Essex  would  not give him  lave.  There was Baron Alton himself exalting,  And  Prince Von Schwarzenburg, and  many  more,  Och!   I'd be bother'd and entirely smother'd  To tell the half of 'em was to the fore;  With the swate Peei'e��es, in their crowns and  dresses,  And Aldcrmanesses, and the Board of Works;  But Mehernet Ali said, quite gintaly,  "I'd be proud to see the likes among the Turks!"  Then the Queen, Heaven bless her!.,' Och, they did  dress her -  In her purple garments and her goulden Crown;  Like Venus, or Hebe, or the>Queen of Sheby,  With eight young   Ladies  houlding   up her  gown.  Sure 'twas grand to see her, also for to he-ar.  The big drums bating, and the trumpets blow,  And   Sir George   Smart!   Oh,    he   played   a  Consarto,  With his four and .twenty fiddlers all on a row.  Then the Lord Archbishop held a goulden dish  up  For to receive her bounty and great wealth,  Saying,   "Please   your   Glory,   great   Queen  -Vic-tory!  Yc'll  give  the Clargy   lave  to   dhrink  your  health!"  Then   his  IJiverence, retrating,  discoorsod  the  mating.  ���'Boys!   Here's your Queen!   Deny  it if you  can!  And if any could traitor, or inferior crathur,  Sneezes at that, I'd like to see the man!"  ment's notice, and, unless tlie Russian  army has materially improved its system  since the Turkish campaign, it mfght be  hopelessly beaten long before its unwieldy masses of ignorant peasant soldiery could be concentrated on the crucial  point. Russia is strong only in the material sense. There is little perceptible  eA-idence that her people are becoming  broadened from an intellectual standpoint, and since the warfare of the present century is essentially scientific and  req uires a large measure of education  and intelligence in even the rank and  file, the Russian army is formidable only  when opposed to the still progressive  Asiatic.      _,  The over-running of Europe, therefore,  by the Cossack may safely be relegated  to the category of chimeras.    Even with  the assistance'of a more educated ally it  Avould hardly be possible; for the Anglo-  Saxon race is a factor that Slavic and  Tartar peoples haA'e always found it difficult to negotiate.   Even when practically   the   Avhole   forces  of   Europe Avere  banded under the greatest general that  ever liA-ed,   Great Britain   Avas able to  stem his tide of conquest and form the  nucleus  upon  Avhich   tlie   array Avhich  ultimately drove  him  from  the throne  was glad to concentrate,    Is there, then,  any   cause   for   apprehension   lest   the  Anglo-Saxon race be dominated by the  Slav ?   Leaving out the assistance of the  remainder of the Anglo-Saxon race  in  Canada,  the   United   States,   Australia  and the other colonies, it is impossible  to belieA'e that an ignorant and  semi-  barbarous   race   could   overwhelm   one  Avhose name is synonym for intellectual  and physical activity.    Such  an event  Avould be in direct contradiction  to all  the lessons of history!    In every instance  the nation of the higher intellectual and  moral calibre has proA'ed the victor over  even the larger masses of its lower grade  adversary, and therft is no reason Avhy  such a laAv should be reA'ersed in the  nineteenth century.    So long as Russia  retains her proper * position as the most  Avestern of the eastern nations she is a  factor to be reckoned Avith.    When she  is regarded as the most eastern of the  western nations she becomes less formidable.   As Carlyle has aptly pointed out,  a people which still Avears its shirt on  the outside of its trousers cannot pretend  to SAvay the destinies of Europe.   Its influence must necessarily be inimical to  constitutional   "liberty,   and  the   days  of political serf dom are long since over.  to science. They consisted of axes,  wedges, spearheads,rings,desks, sickle-  shaped kniA-es and hundreds of stone  truncheons. These last resembled in  shape a policeman's baton, and Avere  probably used in shaping- the other  articles."  The palaeoliths he discoA'ered in So-  maliland Mr. Karr declares to be of  greater age than the Egyptian implements, and quite as g-ood,"and they are  identical in form Avith those discovered  in England and France, thus shoAvino-  the unitv of race throughout the Avorld  BURTON CITY  British Columbia.  e.   While tracking-  hill in the centre of  QEOLOCIY   AND   MINING.  Then the Nobles kneeling,  pealing,  to the Powers ap-  "Heaven send your Majesty a glorious reign!"  And Sir Claudius Hunter he'did confront her,  All in his scarlet gown and golden chain.  The great Lord May'r, too, sat in his chair, too,  Bui; mighty serious, looking fit to cry,  For the Earl of Surrey, all in his hurry,  Throwing the thirteens, hit him in his eye.  Thon   there was preaching,  and  good store of  ������'���-������  ��� ��� . speeching,  With Dukes and Marquises on bended knee;  And then the did splash her with real Macas  shur,  And the Queen said, "Ah, then, thank ye all for  me!"  Then    the  trumpets   braying and  the   organ  nlaying,  And sweet trombones with their silver tones;  But Lord Rolle was rolling; 'twas mighty consoling  To think that his Lordship did not break his  bones.  Then the crames atid custard, and the beef and  mustard,  All on the tombstones like a poultherer's shop;  With lobsters and wnite bait, and other sweet-  mates,  And wine and nagus, and Imperial Pop;  There was cakes and apples in all the chapels,  With fine polonies and rich mellow  pears,  he got  prog  Och! the Count Von Strogonofl'. sure  enough,  The sly ould Divil undernatlie the stairs.  Then  the cannons thunder'd,  and the  people  wonder'd  Crying, "God save A'ictoria, our Royal Queen!"  Och! if myself should live to be a hundred,  Sure it's the proudest day that I'll have see!  And now I have ended, what I pretended,  This narration splendid in swate poethry,  Ye doar bewitcher. just eand the pitcher,     '"  Faith,   its's   myself    that's   getting    mighty  dh ry!  ���Richard Harris Barham.  THE   MENACE   OF   THE   SLAV.  Napoleon's prediction that Avithin a  century all Europe would be either Republic or Cossack, does not appear to. be  within measurable distance of Aerification. Eighty-five years haA'e elapsed  since he uttered this famous vaticination  and Europe is still neither one nor the  the other. No doubt democracy has  made wonderful strides since the great  general Avent to his sea-girt prison at St.  Helena; but the outburst of popular  feeling at the Jubilee shows how firmly  the monarchical spirit is still anchored  in the bosom of Europe's most powerful  and progressive nation, while Russia's  strength is that merely of population,  Avith the merest veneer of modern progress and civilization covering the uncouth masses who people her enormous  expanse of territory.  No  doubt the  population  of   Russia  today exceeds by  two  and a half times  that of Germany and  is three times as  large as that of Prance or  the  United  Kingdom.    Moreover, while the population of France  is stationary and that of  Germany and  Austria  increasing only  slowly, the natural increase of the Russian people is phenomenally rapid.    This  means an enormous supply from whence  the Russian army can be recruited, and  if it were only the quantity and not the  quality of the men that decided battles  no single European nation Avould dare to  cope Avith her.    Fortunately for Europe  the Russian  Empire  is composed of a  mass of ignorant Slavonic,  Tartar and  other Asiatic races, formidable only from  ; their   numbers,   and  incapable of that  scientific warfare which  decides the fate  of empires today.    Houey-combed  with  corruption,  badly led and   worse paid  and fed, the  Russian   Army  is of more  aA'ail  as a   menace than  as  a fighting  weapon.   On paper she can put a colossal  army into the field.    But, thanks  to the  system   upon   which   it is   modelled, a  Russian army in the  field  i.s rarely one-  third of the size it attains on the muster-  rolls, and even that third  is destitute of  the proper commissariat and ambulance  arrangements.    In old days \vhen wars  were   matters of years, and  important  battles were months apart,  this was not  not of so much importance as it is today  when campaigns are  a  matter of a few  weeks only.    But today an  army must  take the  field   ready   to move at a mo-  Some forcible statements regarding  the relations of geology to miniug were  recently made in a lecture delivered by  Reginald Murray, Avho for 30 years Avas  a government geologist in the mines department of Victoria.  Mr. Murray referred to the fact that  but a few years ago the geologist Avas not  in favor Avith the miner, but that feeling  has changed. This is evident to all persons connected Avith the mining industry, but the feeling against the geologist  is not entirely eradicated among miners,  eveu if there is a great change for the  better.   As Mr. Murray said:  "The geologist collects his facts from  the miner, and from his more extended  range of observation, he is enabled to  reason Avith greater accuracy than the  miner with a more limited experience  can hope to, however intelligent he.may  be."  When this is remembered it can readily be seen that the miner and geologist  can mutually trust and assist one another. In support of this Mr. Murray  said: "EA'ery great mining field presents its own peculiar features. The  miner accustomed to the Silurian slates  and sandstones of one mining region  does not at first think much of the auriferous quality of the recent volcanic  rocks of another region, which may contain rich quartz Areins. A knoAvledge of  the elementary principles of geology cannot fail to be of great service to every one  enguged in mining. This does not imply  that he should be familiar with a lot of  unpronounceable names, but simply a  general knoAvledge of the conditions  under Avhich these rocks have been formed, the various operating forces, .mechanical or chemical gradual or sudden, and  the general relation of one group of rocks  to another. Many miners, thoroughly  good and experienced in practical works,  entertain most crude ideas as to the  operating causes of the phenomena  which they encounter. For instance,  they often ascribe to violent action a  physical structure which is simply due  to denudation.''  Such assumptions are so misleading as  to materially affect the success of a mining-venture. Therefore, the opinion of  a man with some knoAvledge of geology  is essential, if the miners Avant more certainty in their work than is possible  when one is depended upon.  during the stone aj  a lion on a long Ioav  Somalilam it Avas that Mr. Karr made  his great find. He found numbers of  stone implements, once buried deep for  concealment, but iioav each one raised  on a little pyramid of solidified gravel,  like boulders on a glacier. On certain  fpots there Avere no stones at all which  did not bear some trace of Avork by pre-  historical hands.  "The Garden of Eden, if iteArer existed," said Mr. Karr, "may ha\re been  here,"  This idea was caused by the existence  of certain landmarks corresponding  Avith the description of the four ri\-ers  given in Genesis. Apparently, Mr.  Karr's A'iew, Somalilana Avas at one  time a seat of the manufactuae of flint  instruments for the Avhole Avorld then  known, no other flint mines having-  been then discovered, and all the implements, ��� in Avhatever parts of the  Avorld found, being essentially of the  same character. Somaliland and Egypt,  according to the evidence of these flints,  must then haA'e been inhabited by an-  cisnt men at least tAvo hundred or three  hundred thousand years ago, a period  Avhen parts of the North Sea and Mediterranean Avere dry land and so travel  would be comparatively easy, Avhich is  sufficient to explain the appearance of  flint instruments all over Europe, Asia  and Africa. Between these continents  Mr. Karr thinks there must have been  constant definite intercourse and communication for purposes of trade in flint  spearheads and arrowheads.  Whether or not Ave agree Avith him as  to the Somali flints having perhaps  been handled by the immediate descendants of Adam, it is certain that  Mr. Karr's discoveries take us back to  a rude civilisation which makes Menes  and the early Asyrian empire pttite  modern by comparison.  WHAT POSED  HIM.  EGYPT'S   LOST   FLINT   MIXES  Mr. Seton-Karr, avIio has recently returned from Africa, has been gi\ing to  the Royal institution some occount of  his highly interesting and important dis-  coA'cries in that continent. In NoA'em-  ber last lie discovered the great Hint  mines in Egypt, Avhich, in itsel., is a  most notable achievement, though it  has not that fascination of vague conjecture Avhich is possessed by another  result of his wanderings, for he claims  to have found in Somaliland the original home of primeval man.  With regard to the discoA'ery of the  long-lost Hint mines, Mr. Karr says that  he had previously discovered stray  flints in Thebes, but Avas most anxious  to prove that there was no connection  betAveen the comparatiA'ely modern  temples and pyramids of Egypt and the  infinitely more ancient palaeolithic remains which he left certain were to be  discovered throughout the Avhole of the  Nile Valley.  Hearing- rumors from the Arabs of the  existence of large flint mines in the  eastern desert he enquired of. John son  Pasha if he had any knowledge of  them, and Johnson Avas able to recall  some half-forgotten information Avhich  the Bedouins had gtven him. Proceeding on his tniA'olsMr. Karr reached one  day the hidden cliff plateaus of the  Warty Sheik. And here he came across  Avhat appeared to be ruined cities of  vast extent, stretching eastAvard for  tAventy miles across the. desert. He felt  conA'ineed that he had found the mines,  and was soon able to prove it.  Each mine was marked by its oavu  special types of instruments, Avhich  Prof. Flindus Petrie, the great Fgnyt-  ologist, declares to be of "the greatest  possible interest and hitherto unknown  Xhe Mythologicr.l Centaur and tho Propel  Mt<i;cino Man.  The mi'.n Avilh a valise and a*i umbrella had bought cno or tAvo cheap volumes cf lie ion, whin a more pretentious pulilicunun on a counter near the  door (iiii^ht his attention. It contained  a number cf ok:L;.r:ite pictures of mythological cl;;.ratters, and he was glancing  rapidly ihri.Dgh it Avhen one of the  pages attracted his especial interest. He  lingered over it, turned several lea\res  and then went back. After he had started aAvay aud gone as far as the door  the fascination again proved irresistible, and he avas scon gazing thoughtfully at the same page.  "Can avc i;o something more foi  you?" asked the clerk.  "You learn a great deal aboutwhat'i  in these books, don't you?" he .asked: ���;  "We naturally become familiar Avith  the contents in the course of time,"  was the answer.  "Well, it will probably bo exposing  my ignorance for n:e to ask it, but J  Wish you would tell me Avhat that is,"  and he turned the book around so that  the salesman could see. "I never had  much chance to study up on natural  history," he added apologetically.   .  "That, sir, is a centaur," Avas the  answer.  His curionfy Avas not yet satisfied.  He dropped l:i:i head ever en his shoulder and looked at the picture Avith one  ��ye.  "I suppose," ho resumed, "that this  thing wouldn't Ixtbxr me so much if ]  hadn't recently j:o.ue on the road for a  patent medicine film. That has given  me an interest I t^ver had before. And  you know whenever a man has just  taken up a subject it's hard for him tc  get it off his mind. 1 don't believe that  I evei'Avill get over being puzzled about  that centaur."  "In what way?"  "Supposing he got sick?"  "Wen?"  "Wbexa Avon Id rhey send for, a regular physic;;.:: i.v n veterinary surgeon?"  ���Wu.sli 11:21 on blur.  Ho! for Burton City, the  quartz and placer Grold Mining- camp of the Slocan.  BURTON CITY  This town can boast of  having had the largest Smelter returns in G-old of any  camp in the Slocan.  BURTON CIT��  will be placed 6n the market  on July 15th. Get in on the  opening sale. Size of lots,  30x120, with LO-foot -alley,  price, $100 and $150 on the  business streets; but only a  limited number 'will be sold  at that price.  BURTON CITY  is one of the few townsites in  West Kootenay that can give  a perfect title; terms, 1-3  cash, balance three and six  months.  BURTON CITY  Has a saw mill running full blast. No trouble  in this town to get Lumber to build. Burton  City requires a meat market to supply about  .r>00 men in the hills, besides the town trade.  Burton wants a Drug Store; Burton wants  another hotel: Burton wants another express  and livery stable; Burton Avants some stores  and offices to rent.  BURTON CITY  Is destined to become the best mining town  on the Arrow Lake. Burton City is a beautiful level townsite, and it has now the goAr-  ernment road where all the mineral on Cariboo creek Avill be shipped and all supplies for  the mines will be taken from. All goods for  the interior must go off here and consequently  it will be a great commercial town. ' No better  place in the Slocan to head for before settling anywhere. Don't fail to see Burton. It is  surrounded by strong syndicates and is sure  to win.  For particulars and maps apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent, avIio attends to issuing all  agreements and confirms all sales.  Burton City, B. C.  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each  ��1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver   2 00  Silver and Lead  2 00  Cornier (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper .'  SJ 50  Sih'erand Copper  2! 50  Gold, Silver and Copper  3 00  Platinum     5 00  Mercury  2 00  Iron or Manganese   2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each  2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and  percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)  4 0  Terms: 'Cash With .Sample.  June 20th. lK!)f).  FRANK DICK,  Assayor and Analyst  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R. B. THOMPSON,  W,  D. MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notary Public  NEAV DENVER,  B. C.  Mines and Mining- Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  When I.londin  Was Afraid.  One of Eici:din's favorite jokes was  to oiler to carry some distiuguished  spectator across the rope. Avith him oa  his back. Everybody naturally refused,  and ihc ;-;roat equilibrist, Avith a genial  smile, Avonid say, "1 am sorry you are  afraid J should drop you. " But he was  hoist once Avilh his own petard.  He was exhibiting in Paris and was  about to cross the Seine on his rope.  Cham, the areat caricaturist, had come  to make a sketch. Blondin, recognizing  him, at once invited him to cross with  him.  "With pleasure," replied Cham, "but  on one condition."  "And that is"��� queried Blondin.  "That I shall carry you on my back,"  ansAvered Cham.  "Kot if I .know myself," answered  Blonuin.  "Ah," triumphantly exclaimed  Cham, "this time, M. Blondin, it is  you Avho are afraid!" ��� Washington  Post.  SHEERAN & O'RAY,  Freight and Transfer Stables.  Where Pope Lived.  Mr. Labouchere is gratified at being  able to put an end to skepticism about  his Twickenham house being built on  the site of Pope's villa. In making repairs recently a stone Avas found, on  which Avas carved the inscription: "On  this spot stood until 1809 the house of  Alexander Pope. The grotto that formed  the basement still remains.   1S48. "  A carload of Sash and Doors and  one of Oats and Feed at Bourne Bros.  Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  vou are in Slocan City. t  Carpets of various shades and  terns at Bourne Bros.  pa t  Pack train and Saddles in connection. All work done with despatch  at moderate cnarges.  -:THE:-  McGuigan House.  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PEICKART.  OTRAHIERi  &^'%^^^^&%^Sb+>^S*^^^Sl^*/%^^^^^rty^^/*^^^*  The  Windsor  Restaurant  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  in the ���(,  Silvery Slocan.  *<%/%/%/*  IN NEAV DENVER,  It Avas in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now thatjtlie  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than eA-er as  . . . . A place where any  . . . . appetite can be satiated.  COME EARLY-AND AVOID THEIRDSH.  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Do you want Stereo Plates ?  Do you Avant to trade Presses ?  Do you Avant to trade Paper Cutters ?  Do vou want Anything in the way  of Printing- Material.  Co,'wiT ^Toronto Type  foundry Co.,Ltd.  J.C.CROME   Agent,  C9fl Cordova Street,  D6V       VANCOUVER, B.C.  J/R.&B, Cameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing  in the:  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailors  RPt.  shops at THAEE FORES & SANDON  S.A.-W   MiH-iL  Opposite New Denver, is noAv in operation.       Orders promptly  Address letters to NeAV'Denver.  filled.  TINSMITH AND PLUMBER,  Galvanized Iron Air Pipe.        Metal Roofing and all kinds of Mining and  Job Work.  Slocan Avenue, next to Denver House. Fourth Year,.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 22, 1897.  TOMBSTONE ROMANCE.  And  It   Is  No   Graveyard  Either.  Tale,  FINDING   OF    ARIZONA    MINES.  Tlie man Avho discovered the rich silver mines at Arizona, whose persistency,  and pluck and belief in himself led to  their, development, Avhose discovery  caused tlie building of the famous mining city of Tombstone, who gave that,  city its name, died this month and nOAV  lies buried on the summit of the granite  hills three miles Avest of Tombstone.  What foIIoavs here are extracts from a  story of the life of Edward Schieffelin  and the events attending the discovery  of the Tombstone mines, Ayritten by E. E.  BoAvles.  "You'll find your tombstone over there  instead of your fortune; you'd better  stick Avith us, Ed," said the grizzled old  captain of Arizona scouts to Edward  Schieffelin, one of his best men. That  A\ras along in the spring of  1870, and the  scouts had for months been alternately  dodging and fighting those fiends incarnate, those outlaws from Hades, the  Chiricahua Apaches. Schieffelin Avas  a pioneer prospector, frontiersman,  mountaineer and scout, at home on  mountain, mesa or valley; a big, honest,  open-hearted man, brave. as a lion,  standing six feet two and carrying his  195 pounds easily; strong-limbed, broad-  shouldered and deep-chested,.a goodman.  to have at your back or shoulder in any  kind of trouble. He Avas a prospector  by nature and instinct, and had joined  the scouts for the sole purpose of exploring that alleged garden of hell, Southeastern Arizona, from which the military  arms of two nations had failed to expel  Cochise and his murderous bands.  The scouts had dodged and fought  their Avay back from the Dragoon and  Mule mountains, down the San Pedro  Valley, and were now on their way to  the military post at Fort Huachuca to  report. The captain had learned to like  (as e\rerybody did) that big, quiet, good-  natured young felloAV, Ed. Scheiffelin,  Avho could laughingly draw his belt up  another hole when rations Avere short,  whose eyes never wavered between the  sights of his rifle, and whose nerves never faltered although a horrible death in  the form of hideous Chirchuas might be  lurking behind the next clump of mes-  quite, or the heap of bowlders beyond.  The scouts Avereon a spur of the Huachu-  cas, and Scheffelin, with a poAverful  glass, Avas examining the ground over  which they had passed, when he expressed the" determination to leave the  command and prospect the country, he  having told the captain Avhen passing  the buttes between tlie Mule and Dragoon mountains that the country  abounded in good mineral signs, and  then the captain expressed his opinion  as quoted above. But Ed. carried out  his determination, and time has proved  both correct, for he found his fortune.  Edward Schieffelin, the central figure,  was   born in   Western   Pennsylvania in  1848; his father removed to Oregon Avhen  Edward Avas ten years   old and settled  on Rogue RiA-er.   The lad had no affinity  for farming and stock-raising, but loved  the mountains   and   acquired a desire  to prospect;  the sands of  Rogue  river  and the adjaceni  mountains were  prospected by him for gold, and  before  he  Avas thirteen he knew  eA-ery foot of  the  country for   miles   around   and   nearly  every gulch and side hill in  the vicinity  were marked by his prospect holes.    In  his eighteenth year he spent six months  building   a flume   to carry   water   from  Rogue River to some   placer ground   he  had  discovered, but   the first clean-up  was so discouraging that he abandoned  his workings.   A   short time afterward  the   great mining   boom in   Nevada attracted his attention  and after  fulfilling  every duty  to the kind and indulgent  parents avIio had allowed him  full scope  to folioav the bent of his  inclinations, he  engaged his services to a stockman and  started with  a cattle  outfit for  Nevada.  It Avas on this trail that he Avas initiated  into the first degrees of  Indian warfare;  but nature was an open book to him, he  had  a practical mastery   of her secrets  and the lessons Avere easily learned.  Arriving   in Nevada, he   secured employment in the mines, where he worked  until he   had   learned   to follow an ore  body underground as Avell as on the surface ;  there   is a vast   difference   which  you   will learn   if you   ever   engage   in  mining.    Ha\'ing acquired the necessary  craft as a miner, young Schieffelin, with  the money thus earned, bought an outfit  and started into the hills of Arizona and  Nevada,   generally Avith   one   or   more  partners,   but he early learned to place  more reliance in his oavi\ judgment than  that  of others, especially   after   having  deferred   to the opinions of   men   older  than himself they Ave re obliged to fight  their Avay out of   A'ery   close   quarters,  sometimes  Avith   the loss of   a  man   or  tAvo and sometimes   losing   only   their  pack   animals and outfit.   After a  feAv  experiences of this   kind he determined  to travel alone;  this he did for nearly  ten years, and  those ten years of ceaseless Avork, and travel through the wilds  of Arizona.    The complete record of toil,  suffering and privation, the single-handed fights and hairbreadth escapes of that  lone prospector, his deeds of daring  and  heroism Avhen opposed to bands of murderous Apaches, will never be knoAvn.  He knew not the meaning of the  Avord  "fear" ; he Avas neA'er a communicative  man, and it was only occasionally  that  he would talk of his experiences to members of   his own   family.    But   at   that  time Arizona Avas infested Avith hordes  bloodthirsty  Ishmaelites Avhose  hands  Avere against e A'ery Avhite man, and  up  to that time the records show that over  1000 men, Avomen and children had been  murdered and tortured  by those fiends.  By the Avater holes, by the lonely trail  and public stage road,'behind rock, bush  and tree, the red assarsins lay in  Avait  for their victims, and  the complete list  will   never be known   until that  "last  great day."    It was   under such   conditions that Ed. Schieffelin  carried on his  explorations, traveling by night, by  day  studying   the   formation*  of   the    hills  through his glass or  turning it back to  Avatch the movements of Indians following his  trail, thirsting  for the  blood  of  this hated Americano   who was  among  the first to   penetrate   their   mountain  fastnesses.  Schieffelin returned to  the post, drew  his Avages, left the command and started  across the mountains to Tucson. There  he purchased an outfit and began packing for his dangerous trip.  A feA\r days' craAvling about tlie buttes  proved to him that he had found that  for Avhich he Avas seeking. Simple tests  of the ore, such as prospectors make in  the field, showed the ore to be fabulously rich. He made no locations, having  sufficient confidence in himself to keep  his find secret and conscious of the fact  that few, if any, Avould have the temerity to follow his trail; then, besides, the  erection of monuments would inform the  Indians of his visit and probable return.  Taking a feAv pounds of the float, or surface ore, in his pack, he started across  the territory for the Silver King mine;  miles and miles aAvay over trackless  deserts and rugged mountain's infested  b\T hordes of hostile Indians. At the  Silver King mine his brother Albert, or  "Al." as he Avas familiarly knoAvn, Avas  employed. Al. had about $5000 in ready  cash, and Ed. hoped to interest him in  his find. He arrived there in time,  Aveary and worn Avith nights of travel  and days of ceaseless watching, but Avas  made heartsick by .Al refusing to even  look at his ore.  "You are always going around Avith  your pockets full of rocks, and you haA'e  never found anything yet. You ha\'e  been at it for ten years and AA-hat have  you got? You had better stay here and  go to A\-ork."  Smothering   his   disappointment, Ed  did as suggested, and Avent to work for  wages, hoping his brother Avould, as time  passed, be induced at least to sample  the ore.    But he Avas in error, both Avere  of the same stock, and each had a will of  his oavu.    A year and  more passed and  the  brothers   Avere   still at Avork at the  mine. Ed chafing under the  delay, fearing that someone might stumble onto  hisjlnd.    Then it Avas that the new superintendent came totheSih'er King mill.  Dick Gird.    Ed and Dick struck up an  acquaintance at once.   There seemed to  be an affinity between the two men, and  it Avas not long until Ed A\ras telling him  all about his find down in the  Chiricahua country,  and going   to   his cabin  brought some of the ore up  to the mill  for Dick to  assay.    It did not pan out  very well, but they Ave re not discouraged.  The characteristics of the ore was different from  that Avhich yielded readily to  the   process   they   tried, so a feAv days  later they treated it by a different process���result, $9,000 silver per ton.   That  settled it.   Al Avas interested right away  and it Avas not many days until the three  interpid miners Avere on their Avay to the  site of Avhat is iioav the flourishing mining   city of Tombstone.   They A\'ere in  too much of a hurry to use great caution  but Avere Avell armed and all good Indian  fighters, so they Avent "through" instead  of  "around."   The  result was that the  very  first night at   Ed's  old   camping  ground on the San Pedro river they Avere  "jumped" by a band of Chirieahuas,and  a long, hard right followed.   The superior  weapons and markmanship of the Avhite  men Avon; the redskins were not educated up to the magazine rifle by which  "white man load gun in morning, shoot  all day." The Indians dreAV off, but not  before they had stampeded the horses.  The animals crossed the river and stopped to graze.   They were   still   Avithin,  easy range of the rifles the Indians had  learned to respect, so under their cover  Ed SAvam the river and returned Avith  the horses. The approach of a scouting  party from Fort Huachuca drOA-e the Indian's   back   to   the   Dragoons, and the  three prospectors  began their explorations.    In  a  few days they ascertained  they had a "big thing," and staked off  the Contention, Tough Nut, Lucky Cuss,  Goodenough, Graveyard and one or tAvo  other claims, all of Avhich haA'e since become Avorld famous. They constructed a  rude arrastra, and Avith the crude appliances at their command took out in a  short time $10,000 in sih'er bullion. This  they sent to San Francisco, and invested  the entire amount in improved machinery for the reduction of sih-er ores.  The report of their rich discoA'eries  spread like Avildfire to eA'ery camp east  and Avest of the Rocky mountains, and  an army of adventurers flocked to the  new sih'erado. Thousands of locations  Avere staked out, a city sprung into existence as if by magic, reduction Avorks  Avere erected and a steady stream of bullion began to find its way out of the  camp. When huv and order organized  against disorder the founder of the camp  Avas called upon to christen it, and  thinking of the old captain's prophecy,  he suggested "Tombstone," and Tombstone it Avas and is, famous as one of the  greatest producers of sih'er bullion the  Avorld has eA-er knoAvn.  about a party of moral' ideas planting  saloons all OA'er this state! I say it is a  lie. Tlie democratic party is just as bad,  but it doesn't pretend to be virtuous; it  doesn't play the hypocrite.  "May be some of you old republican  sinners are saying to yourseU'es-. 'I  don't like that fellQAv's preaching; he's  too coarse.' Let me tell you that isn't  the question under consideration. Isn't  Avhether or not you are decent yourself. 'His preaching's too coarse!' Say  do you know that a curry-comb is the  coarsest thing a sore-backed horse eA-er  saAV? He don't like it a bit. He, begins  to ;kick A\'hen he sees it comin. But a  horse that is sound all over just lays up  against a curry-comb and enjoys it. Tlie  trouble isn't that the curry-comb is  coarse, but that the horse has a sore  back. So the trouble isn't Avith my  preaching, for if you are sound in your  religion it won't hurt you, but if the  devil has been riding you old rascals  around until your backs are sore, it will  probably seem a little coarse to you. I  haAre ahvays noticed that those avIio say  my , preaching is coarse are the . sore-  backed ones that the devil has  riding.  "If you are clear over on the  side, you and I Avill.be as thick as  in a bed; but if you are not, I  want to be thick Avith vou, vou  dog."  Saccharine Matter.  been  right  seven  don't  dirty  According to the latest mail despatches the HaAvaiian planters Avere  aAvaiting the action of congress Avith  philosophy. Mr. Atberton, who owns  one of the largest plantations, says  that the contract Avith Spreckels,  Avhich expires fon December 31, Avill  not be renewed, and that the planters  are inclined to ship the Avhole of their  crop hereafter to New York or Philadelphia instead of half of it as at present. There is some talk, of establishing a refinery at Victoria, B. C; it is  said that the" Canadian Government  is- prepared to assist the project,  while the Canadian Pacific would  make special rates for the transpona  tion of refined sugar to Montreal and  New York.  The  Nakusp  Sawmill  Having placed some, new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  PRICE   LIST:  Roiurh Lumber, narrow,  " wide,  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long,  8 ' to 21.'  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T&G, 6 "  i<   . .i     ,j ii  V jcint Ceiling, *  " Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  A liberal   "  ���*10 00  Sll 00 to   12 ..  11  12  13  20  22  10  11  13  discount on large orders for Cash.  PETER GENELLE & Co  WOMAN.  For  work after all, at the best was  and note her faults, no  God's best  woman,  Judge her and test her  doubt you can,  But indeed, as the world's page  reads, she is yet  more human,  Loving, faithful, and more forgiving than lesser  man,  And ever since Adam, the natures of men were  common,  Mere quartz, where as veined and virgin gold her  lmer nature ran. '  ���Ernest McGaffey.  A. Dore,  Tonsorial  Parlors  And Bathrooms  Everything First-Class.  Bolander Block,  Sloean Avenue, New Denver, B.C.  E  BURNISHED ROOMS  TO LET.  By Day or Week.  Mrs. A..J. Murphy.  SIXTH STREET  9  rtoim  ras  REV. SAM JONKS" PLAIN TALK.  Tells Ioavu Christians That tho  Saloon  WorK Is Done to Their Order.  One may not approved everything  Rev. Sam Jones says or does; but he  has the knack of compelling the people  to hear him, and causing them to understand his meaning. He has been speaking in Iowa, Avhich Avas a prohibition  state until the late deal of the republican party Avith the liquor party of that  state. The laws haA'e been so amended  as to permit the manufacture and sale of  alcoholic liquors in the state, and the  oredit of this infamy belongs to the republican party, Avhich has the support  of many professing Christians, including  many Methodists, both hiAV and clerical.  Sam Jones has been holding meetings in  Des Moines, ioAva, and this is the Avay  he talked to his audience:  "I am not much giA-en to lampooning  the saloon-keeper. My principal objection to him is the same objection I haA'e  for a louse; he gets his living off the  heads of families. It is true he is engaged in a damnable business, manufacturing drunkards of your boys and  sending them to hell, but I Avant to tell  you that he is simply manufacturing to  order. You have licensed him to do that  kind of Avork. So help me God, I Avould  never give my influence while I live to  foster an institution that will ruin my  boy after I am gone, as you have been  doing. I will never haA'e anything to do  with liquor. I will never use it, I will  neA'er go where it is sold, I will neA'er  vote for it, and I Avon't train with the  gang that does.  "I am not responsible for the election  of any man, but I am responsible before  God for my ballot, and if there is only  one prohibition vote cast next election  day, you can put it doAvn that that fool  preacher Sam Jones, down in -Georgia,  cast it.  "The republican party says it is a  party of  moral ideas,    it is  a lie.    Talk  A full line of  Drugs,  Patent Medicines.  Rubber Goods,  Stationery & Cigars.  Prescriptions accurately and  Carefully Dispensed.  R. O. Matheson,  Proprietor.^^^^^  And you  will feel as though  you were having  a Holiday in  Paradise. Wkm^W��&k  THOS. ABRIBL  CUSTOflS BROKER,  The smoke  from the HP* ID  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  Contains all the famous  ) liquors of the   present day  ? The cigars are from reliable  makers and give out, when  in action, an aroma that  scents the immediate atmosphere with an odor that is  pleasing to the olfactories of  man.  In the billiard room of this  hotel the ivory spheres can  be set in motion whenever  the public desires it.  ANGUS McGILLIVRAY  Will be seen in  many mountain saloons  before the hills are  much older^^^^.^^^  71  r�� LuuiaLiHjiaJUuw THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 22, 1897.  Fourth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier  SUBSCRIPTION" RATES:  Three months -' .7.1  Six " .   ���   ...:  l.i".  Twelve  "  s.on  'J IUII-K YKAJt    .r'.CK)  ransient Advertising. 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of tlie Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the.  paper if you wish. Ahvays send something good  uo matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  duced to four queens, all in one day,  and no soul in the camp ever heard  us mention the delightful time Ave  had in their company.  THE   CHAMPION   OF   SILVER.  Canada's   Fluff.  TEURSDAY,   JULY 22.  1897.  THE    COLONIAL    RETROSPECT  JUBILEE.  OP    THE  The vast growth of 'Britain's colonial empire during the last fifty years  must convince impartial observers  that there is something in the method  by Avhich she rules to give her such  ascendency over other European nations in colonization enterprises. The  secret lies mainly in the fact that it  is the aim ot the British system to  train up in the way they should go  until they attain the full stature of  national manhood. To regard them,  hoAArever distant rroni the paternal  roof���the parent land���as members of  a common family united, not by fear  of force or coercion, but by the silken  cords of affection and mutual interest  so that each can say, "Daughter am  I in my. mother's house, but mistress  in my own."  Fifty years ago the eleven self-governing colonies, who were represented at the Diamond Jubilee by the  presence  of   their    premiers   were  mainly "Grown colonies," dependencies, governed and controlled by Imperial rule; today they are recognized  as    self-governing    nations.    Fifty  years ago this great Dominion of Canada offered little reasonable prospect  ���of Canada becoming a nation  nor of  that nation becoming pacified to the  extent of giving hone of remaining  loyal to the British Crown, for the  British and Scotch ot Ontario were in  a state of discontent, while the people  of Quebec were in open rebellion, and  this great west was the habitation of  the Indian a.nd the trapper.   To the  passage of the Reform bill in Great  Britain and the sentiment of expand-  .,.. ing liberalism that it soAved broadcast  over the British dominions, no less  than to the visit of Lord Durham Avith  his Democratic ideas of self-government,  we may largely  ascribe the  fact Canada is today a self-governing  nation while   loyal   to  the   mother  country.  Nor were matters any better in  other colonies. In South Africa the  territory now knoAvn as Cape Colony  one of the most loyal and prosperous  of the British family of colonial nations, was then in open revolt for seAr-  eral years, requiring the presence of  a large British force with Sir Fitzroy  Somerset at their head to keep the  Kaffirs and half-breeds in check.  Australia Avas still a convict settlement where Great Britain sent her  criminals, much against the Avish of  the free   settlers  Avho   loathed   the  stigma that might attach to posterity  of being natives of a penal colony.  On the discovery of gold in  what is  now Victoria, then part of New South  Wales,   the toryism of the day demanded a tax of thirty shillings a  head from every man Avho Avas seen  with a pick or shovel Avhom the law  presumed to be a "digger." This culminated in the "Ballarat riot" of 1851  when a battalion of red-coats were  sent a hundred miles from Melbourne  to Ballarat, at the bidding of a tory  martinet governor to shoot doAvn rebels avIio Avould not pay the  infamous  exaction demanded  by   hnv.    IIoav  toryism met its Waterloo at Soldier's  Hill, Ballarat, aud led to the iirst legislature  based on  manhood suffrage  and the "Australian" ballot are matters of Colonial  history   precious in  the fact that they sounded the death-  knell ot British toryism  in  the Colonies and conspired Avith a myriad of  other events and circumstances   to  bring about the evolution  which the  most sanguine Chartish in the  early  forties would not venture to prophecy.  William J. Bryan, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the presidency of the United States, has been  making speeches during the Aveek in  Oregon and Washington, and has  been greeted by as great croAvds and  as honest enthusiasm as he received  while presidential candidate. It is  held that although Bryan did not obtain a majority of the votes in the  electoral college he had a majority  of the votes of the people, and.would,  had each individual vote been counted for the candidate instead of for the  electors���an absurd matter of form  that ought to haA'e long been done  ���away with���been the president of the  United States.  However that may he it is evident  that he is materially strengthening  the cause of silver wherever he  speaks, aud that upon him, to a very  large extent, iioav hangs the question  of bimetallism and its adoption by the  United States and the world. What  this means to the future prosperity of  the Slocan is too apparent to need  comment.  Noav, as the Slocan is bound to be  the greatest silver producing district  in., the. world, Avould it not be a good  idea to invite Mr. Bryan to come over  the boundary and give us a good talk  on the subject? It AA'ould stimulate  mining enterprise, attract and bring  in capital, and add materially to our  present prosperity. And Mr. Bryan  himself would not be a loser by the  time taken for such a visit. There  are thousands of American voters  here who, at a personal word from  him, would go home to cast their  votes for Bryan and free silver. Let's  invite him.  Nearly every  country  under  the sun  knoAvs its own  nag.    Canada, even in  this jubilee year,   seens  to  haA'e  some  misapprehension of what constitutes the  correct flag of this country.    The Dominion  ensign   is   simply the  British  red  ensign with a shield in the fly.    The red  ensign  is  the  flag of the   British  and  colonial .merchant marine,  all over the  AA-orld, and is'the flag for unofficial display on houses  throughout the Empire.  It is  a red flag tAvice as, long as  it is  broad, having the  "Jack" in  the upper  quarter of the Avhoie area,  next to the  staff.     The Dominion   flag   Avhich   the  Canadian merchant service is authorized  to fly and Avhich the citizens of Canada  should use is the red ensign with the  arms  of the  Dominion,  equal  to   one-  quarter of the AA'hole area, shoAvn  on a  shield in the fly.   Upon this shield" the  arms of the four Provinces  which joined  in confederation in  1807 are quartered.  These Provinces Avere Ontario, Quebec,  NoA'a Scotia and  New BrunSAvick.    This  badge forms the escutcheon of Canada,  and   though  the other  Provinces  may  think they should appear, they neA-er-  theless do not, .at present.    This badge  is Avithout  ci-own,   Avreath,   motto,   or  other adornment, and it is shown on the  red fly of the flag, in designated colors,  Avhich  must   be   correct,   and  Avithout  being mounted on a Avhite space.    It is  time AA'e gave up all  the incorrect, fanciful and strange "make-up,"which deface  the red ensign, and hoistad our own authorized national flag.    The  red ensign,  with the plain badge of Canada only, is  oue flag.  A Chafing-Dish Secret.  ^^���^^^^-���^^-^ "+**+**^+^'*+>+<+^'%^**^+**^'��^^%<*^*S+^*+*,^^  !  i  t  #  i  ank of Montreal  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund   :    :     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith,  G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  -  E.S.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macniber, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird,  Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States,  New Denver Branch  A general banking business transacted  "The chafing dish is only a fad'"said  a   A'ery   faddish   Avoman,   "or   people  Avould neA'er use it.   Think of all the  trouble it makes and the smell in your  reception room."  "It   is   not   a   fad;   it is a sensible  A   HARD   JOB.  We have often told the world-that  one ��f the hardest jobs that a man  could have was that of being a millionaire Many through inexperience  have doubted the truth of our assertion, but the late Barney Barnato  had ,the same opinion and Ave quote  his remarks upon the subject:  "It's a hard job to be a millionaire.  People envy me my money, but they  don't knoAV what it is to be hunted  about from morning till night, to  never have a moment to yourself, to  feel that you must go on, that you  can't stop, that other people won't let  you stop, and give you nothing to  look forward to but work and worry,  work and worry. I get letters from  all sorts of people, widows Avith young  children, orphans Avho have invested  all their means in my stocks, and  clergymen with small incomes avIio  think I am to blame every time they  wobble a point. And other people  want me to invest their money for  them. They send me checks for all  sorts of sums and ask me to invest  the proceeds for their benefit. Of  course, I feel flattered at their confidence, but I see their motive and  have to send their money back to  them. I have only been home tAAro  days, and it seems to me like two  years. The worry is something awful���awful. I wish I Avas just Barney  and back at Kimberley with the  boys."  Barney   Avas right, and   Ave   hope  his  remarks will   be a Avarning  to  many in the Slocan.  thing," replied a cleA-er woman, "and  there is no need of alloAving a particle  of odor to escape if you know Iioav to  use your chafing-dish."  The secret of the odorless chafing  dish is not alloAvdng the water to boii  too hard. Take lhat oderiferous dish,  boiled cabbage, and that offensi\re one,  onioris. Both of these vegetables are  used largely in the cooking of summer  salads and summer dishes, and both are  a source of endless torment Avhen tried  Avith the chafing dish, but it need not  be so.  In boiling either cabbage or onions,  or in frying them, never alloAv the  flame underneath to be turned on too  high. In a chafing dish this can be  regulated by lifting off the dish a minute as soon as the Avater boils too hard.  A Ioav bubble Avill keep cabbage entirely free from odor and the same Avith onions. Upon the kitchen range the cook  need never alloAv her dishes to boil  hard, and she need neArer have any  odor from her cooking. Cheese can he  managed Avithout odor in the chafing  dish.  The next time you use your chafing  dish in the parlor try the" plan of not  allowing the AA'ater to boil too hard underneath and see Iioav free from odor  your amateur cooking Avill be.  ���Francis Tavloiv  itor sent to prison. The real editor is  never imprisoned though. EArery iioavs-  paper has Avhat the Japanese' call a  "dummy editor,'" and his sole duty is  to go to jail every time the paper is  suppressed for insulting the mikado.  Then the real editor changes the name  of the paper and keeps on publishing.  Dummy editors spend most of their  time in prison.  A Homo made Apotheca,  The Turner Policy.  MANY   CHANGES.  Mayor Scott, at the recent banquet in Rossland to Lieut.-Governor  DeAvdney, said West Kootenay is the  banner district, as regards mines,  and mentioned tlie good repute of the  Slocan ahead ot all others.  We hear a great deal these clays  about our beloved Queen Victoria,  and many people are telling through  the press about the day they first saAv  her. Most of these writers seem to  delight in telling the world that they  have gazed on one queen, but avc are  ist the   reverse.    We   were  intro-  The iron horse has wrought many  changes in this glorious country.  The Dominion Express Company  brought us the other day from Vancouver, a distance less than 500  miles, Gh pounds of ink in a spilled  condition. The charge on the package  was only $1.20, being 07i cents on  the ink and 22i cents on the wrapping paper around it. We merely  quote the above to show the vast difference betAveen today and the back  number days. Before the railroad  came to town a pack train from Vancouver would have charged us at  least $2.00 tor bringing the package  and AA'ould probably h.'��ve spilled all  the ink. Thus it is that the iron  horse crowds the mule out ot the ring  of commerce by cutting rates, Avhile  an admiring Slocan people throw  bouquets at the Dominion Express  Co. for the great blessing they are to  the community.  The Golden Era is rash enough to  bivove the displeasure of the goArern-  ment organs by speaking in this way;  "If the people of British Columbia don't  hurry up and secure a change of gOAr-  erninent in the province there will soon  be nothing left to govern. The Turner  party have made the province a prey  for charter mongers, till there are charters OA'er eA'-erything, except perhaps  the air. We give the Turner goA-ern-  inent full credit for one thing. They  haA'e proA^ed themselves ever ready and  Avilling to giA'e aAvay Avhat doesn't belong to them. It is pretty Avell time  that enquiry Avas made into" the whole  of the charter grants in British Columbia. Such an enquiry should be ex-  liaustiA'c, and the* eA'i'dcnce should be  printed and placed in the hands of every elector. The people Avould then  see for themseh'es Avhere they stand,  and Iioav much of the proA'irice they  havc got left. Perhaps they might then  Avake'up to the necessity of returning  to parliament men Avho could be depended on to preserve the public interests, and use avcU the little that remains."  A Big- Idaho Sapphire.  An Idaho   man  engaged  in   placer  Quite a number of things called  newspapers have been started in  Kootenay during the past year. Most  of the proprietors have rushed into  this country with the intention of  making a stake. They knoAv nothing  of Canada or Kootenay, all thev want  is a few dollars, and when the public  get tired of their fakes the evil will  cease to exist,  Plenty of Powder, Fuse, Caps, Picks,  Drills and other supplies for miners  at Bourne Bros.  mining Avalked into the Colorado Miners' Bureau the other day, and, after  looking around a feAv minutes, stepped  up to George Taylor's gem counter,  and, pulling out a'piece oil blue crystal,  asked Mr. Taylor if he knew Avhat it  Avas. Mr. Taylor nearly lost his breath  as he recognized the fact that it Avas a  sapphire of the purest water, and the  largest he had "ewer seen. The gem  was nearly a cube, . being about H  inches thick, 11 inches wide and two  inches long. It Avas much Avuter-worn,  shoAving [Mainly the pebbly conformation gradually assumed by'gems found  in the beds of mountain' torrents, the  edges being A-ery much rounded.  This Avas the first sapphire of any size  discovered in Idaho. They are frequently found in Montana, and some very  fine stones haA'e come from there. The  OAvner of this stone is operating placer  mines in Idaho, and the stone was  found in the tailings and presoiwod on  account of its bright blue color.  Ncavs of the find reached New York,  and an agent of Tiffany, after examining the stone, offered 88500 for it. The  OAvner decided that if it avms worth that  in the rough it Avas probably Avorth  much more, and is iioav on his Avay to  London, Avhere he expects to realize its  full Aralue.  The stone is almost perfect, the only  blemish being a fracture on one side,  extending less than an eighth of an  inch into the stone. Mr. Taylor, who  has a long experience in handling-  gems, says that in his opinion it is the  largest knoAvn sapphire in the Avorld,  the Aveight being- 20S karats.  The'-Jail Editor."  The Avise and, prudent Avoman is she  avIio Avhen taking her Avalks afield gathers the samples and.herbs which should  be found in every home dispensary.  The healing efficacy of so many herbs  is so avcII knoAvn that one need not be a  skilled herbalist. There are-even weeds  ���the nettle for instance���AAdiich the  novice Avould scarcely think proper for  a place in the little apotheca. Although  much maligned, they are a panecea for  rheumatism; gather fresh nettle leaA'es,  dry them, and make into a tea.  "Violet leaves boiled in vinegar Avill  heal gout.  Twine blossom tea is the best known  remedy for producing perspiration.  The blossoms of the mullein made into a decoction are a ��� useful throat  gargle.  SilverAA'eed tea rentiers good service  in case of tetanus.  Wild angelica is recommended for  heartburn���an extract being made by  boiling its roots, seeds and leaves.    ,  Juniper berries, used for fumigation,  make an agreeable odour, they also  Avork Avith similar effect taken internally. The berries fumigate the  moiith and stomach and Avard off contagion. Those Avho are nursing- fever-  stricken patients should cIicav a few juniper berries���six to ten in a day. They  burn up, as it were,, the harmful  miasma. "  ..; StraA\'berry-leaf decoction Avill cure  skin eruptions, arising from morbid  blood; it also assists a torpid liver.  Sage purifies the liver and kidneys.  WormAvood relieves seasickness.  Tea made of the leaves, blossoms,  berries, bark or roots, of the common  alder is a protection against malarial  feArer.  Eyebright, that salubrious little herb,  makes an excellent Avash for the eyes���  the dried and pulverized leaves being-  made into a decoction for that purpose.  Gentian roots, Ave.ll dried, cut into  small pieces and put into brandy relieve  cramps in the stomach; nausea and attacks of faintness are romoved by taking a teaspoonful of tincture of gentian  hWater.  Tincture of dilberries are indispensable for the apotheca. A handful put  into a bottle of good brandy is a mild  but good remedy for dysentery.  Coltsfoot tea purifies the chest and  lungs and is a remedy for ashnia and  coughs.  The spicv scent of the Avater mint  clearly indicates that this little herb occupies an important place among medicinal plants. If suffering from a violent headache bind mint leaves across  the forehead; mint tea, prepared Avith  half Avater and half Avine, assists the digestion and cleanses and purifies the  breath.  Rosebery  The northern connecting point of  the C. P. 11. on Slocan Lake.��  Rosebery  Has the only safe harbor north of  Slocan City.'  Rosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring  their families.  Rosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast. You cannot  afford to Avait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are noAv grading and clearing  the toAvnsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre. - Watch this.  HOTELtS OF HOOTER AY  THE NEWMARKET,  Ncav Denver.  H. Stege  ST. JAMES.  New Denver, Angrignon Bros.  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  NeAv Denver, A. Jacobson & Co.,  THE FILBERT.  Sandon,  HOTEL  SANDON.  Sandon,  R. Cunning  THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Buckley  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks, J. S Reeder  ASSAVE^S Op *?. G.  LEVI   SMITH,  Lead Pencil Mines in Michigan.  L'Ansb, Mich.���The officials of the  Detroit Graphite Manufacturing company have concluded a visit to their  property and operations at the mine  will be resumed in a few Aveeks, the  product of the property having- proved  a very superior article. There are extensive deposits of graphite at several  points. The principal American source  of graphite supply is at Brandon, Vt.,  although.the mineral is also found in  Connecticut and near Ticouderoga, N.  V. The Michigan article is in every  respect fully the equal of any graphite  found .outside of the best Siberian  mines.  872.000 Gold Brick.  The agents of the Bank ot Montreal  in New York, the other day, received  bv express a gold brick weighing  4150 ounces, valued at $72,00C. It  came from the mines of the Cariboo  Hydraulic Mining company at Ques-  nelle Forks, B. C, and is the largest  piece of yelloAv metal seen in NeAV  York in many a clay.  Painfully   Correct   Principles.  Rosebery  Terms, �� cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent.  Silverton.  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  J. M. M.BENEDUM,  Silverton.  FRANK  Slocan City.  DICK,  B   ���  Two 10x15 jobbers; one a G-or-  don and tlie other  an Excelsior, now  called the Eclipse.  "JP    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  Jl& PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE-SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  GWILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City, b C  R. T, LOWERY.  TTf PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S.,  .    ASSAY OFFICES  and .Chemical Laboratory.  Established 18!)(). Vancouver, B.C  For several years with Vivian & Sons,  Swansea, and local representative for them.  For o years manager for the assayers-to the  Rio Tinto Company, London.  Canadian representative of the Cassel Gold  Extracting Co., Ltd., Glasgow. [Cyanide Process.]  All work personally superintended. 'Only  competent men employed.   No pupils iwoi ve,1  J" IFE   INSURANCE.  The Ontario Mutual of Watreloo, Ont  oilers a popular policy at moderate: rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for your own old age  And a profitable.in vestment.  Tho Ontario Mutual Life���27th year.  Assets .-3,-iO4,}��08.  Full information by application to  VV. D. MITCHELL, Agent,    New Denver, B.C  A     DUISCOLL, C. E.,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  QU. WOODWORTH, M.A, LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCE]4,'Etc,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  W.'S. DltKU-KV  Kuslo, B.C.  H. T. TwiGG  New Denver, B.C.  She���I've told her repeatedly that I  Avanted steak rare!  He���Oh ! Well, I suppose she thinks  that Avhatever is worth doing at all  should he done Avell.���Puck.  Odious   Comparative.  "Japanese journalism," says a missionary's wife, "is a singular profession  in many of its features. There is practically no such thing as freedom of the  press in Japan. Whenever a newspaper  publishes something unfriendly to tlie  government it is suppressed anil the ed-  A country curate, calling on the great  lady of the village,!introduced his neAvly-  ma'rried Avife as "a poor thing, madam,  but my own ;" Avhereupon the lady, looking upon the curate seA'erely, replied:  "Your Avife ought to have introduced you  as 'a poorer thing, but mine OAViier.' "  Restaurant For Sale. Apply at  Ledge office, Ngav Denver.  The new addition to the   LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  JSLAJKTJSl?, - - BO.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  I-JOWARD WEST,  Assoc. It S M, London,* Eng-  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  &ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and   reported on  for   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belle-  A'u&ave, New Denver, BC.  First-class  brick on hand  and shipped  to any part of  the   country.  GrOETTSCHE & MAGNUSON,Props  To dine at the Filbert, in Sandon,  should be the aim of all loA-ers of good  living. f  D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  x No. 71,  ���w. if1, m:.  Meets every Saturday night.?  C.   McNICHOLLS,   President  CHAS.   BRAND, Secretary. Fourth Year.  if=  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 22, 1897.  SHE   NODDIT   TO   ME.  . i The following poem, which recently  Jppeared in the Bon Accord, a weekly  ,!pmic journal published   in Aberdeen,  Attracted the notice of the <Queen, and  Her Majesty wrote expressing a desire to  '/be  furnished   with   the  name  of   the  Jutf j):  I'm but an auld body  Livin' up in Deeside,  In a twa-room'd bit hoosie  Wi' a toofa' beside,  Wi' mv coo and my grumphy  I'm as happy as a bee,  But I'm far prooder noo  Since she noddit to me !  I'm nae sae far past wi't���  I'm gie trig an' hale,  Can plant twa-three taivties,  An'look after my kail;  And when oor Queen passes  I'moottosee,  Gin by luck she micht notice  An'nod oot to me !  But I've aye been unlucky,  And the blinds were aye doou  Till last week the time  O'her vcesit caine roun'  I AvaAred my bit a pron   .  As brisk's I could dae.  An'the Queen lauch'd fu'kindly  An'noddit to me!  My son sleeps in Egypt-  It's nae use to freit���  An'yet when I think o't  I'm sair like to greet.  She may feel for my sorrow���  She's a mither, ye see���  An' maybe she kcnt o't.  AVhen she noddit to mc ?  Reminiscence  of iWhltewater.  on the vein show two feet of concentrating and carbonate ore.  J. E. Mitchell, of Winnipeg, has taken  up the bond on the Colorado, above the  Whitewater mine, and adjoining the  Charleston, which he also owns. On  account of the Avater it has not been  possible to do much work on these  properties so far this spring, but a good  force is to be put on as soon as practicable.'  Mr. Carr thinks that before the present! for excluding Canadian Avorkmen from  season is over there will be a great dearth j earning Avages in their oavii country,  of provision in the mining camps.   At |    jn {aeti in the eves  of the American  The Jackson wagon road Avas completed and opened to business the first  of this Aveek. This Avill be an important  eA'ent to WhiteAvater, as a number of  good properties .will begin Avork immediately. The Northern Belle Avill be at  work on their concentrator inside of ten  days or two weeks, and this alone Avill  make quite an item on the pay roll tributary to the town.  AINSWORTH.  The Albion tunnel is  180 as stated last Aveek.  in 380 feet, not  J.  No.  N. Knight lias a   (leal on for   the  \l  l>  (By a Lkpgk Correspondent.)  In the light of past events, there are  some very interesting features in the  history ofithe Slocan, and a great field  is here for the Avriter of romance.  Many a man avIio Avas packing his kit  around the hills of Slocan, helping-make  geography and history as trail blazers  m '91 and '92, is now Avearing diamonds,  metaphorically speaking. Probably 94  per cent, of the original discoverers of  the great mines of today did not reap  the benefit of their intrepid efforts, but  it is of those early explorers, Avho have  found success and fortune in the greatest white metal camp on earth, that avc  hear of so often. Of those A\rho failed  to grasp that tide of Avhich Bill Shake-  spear speaks,little is iioav heard and feAv  there are Avho have not drifted into  oblivion or passed oa'ci- the divide.  As a typical romance, so to speak,  the WhiteAvater furnishes as much that  is Interesting as any in the camp.   It  Avas in the early spring of '92 that J. C.  Eaton left the sunny clime of California  for the then almost unknoAvn region  that is noAv the great mine camp of today.   Although the great finds of the  Noble Five, tlie Reco, the Goodenough,  the Star and the Payne had already  been made and fabulous stories of the  untold  Avealth of the Kootenay Avere  CAreryAvhcre   to  be   heard,  practically  very'little was then knoAvn of the A'ast  mineral territory which Avas attracting  so much attention.    In company with a  number of other argonauts Mr. Eaton,  after a trip around Kootenay lake, visiting the feAv and scattered'camps then  in existence, left the camp of Nelson by  Avay of the Slocan river and after the  trials   and  viscissitudes  of the  early  pioneer reached Ncav Denver and camped on the toAvnsite in April Avith Charcoal iBroAvn,    J.   Fletcher    and   Jack  Thomson.    After prospecting  around  Carpenter creek from Three Forks to  the Noble Five hill, he finally made his  way to  t^e iioav famous   Whitewater-  basin, and by the merest accident found  himself one fine day gazing at the big-  ledge that ran out of the hill Avhere A.  D. Chaplin had driven stakes not tAvo  Aveeks before on the WhiteAvater ciaim.  a prospect aboA'e the Skyline.  Madden's hotel is nearing completion  and Avill probably have the finishing-  touches in a couple of Aveeks.  Timber for the Highlander tram and  concentrator came to hand last week  and the work is being pushed as rapidly as expedient.  The Black Diamond is shipping to  the Woodbury concentrator. The mill  Avas stated on Monday and Avill handle  50 tons of ore a day.  The machinery on the- Neosho has  been placed in" position and is iioav  running. One hundred tons of ore are  on the" dump and shipments will be  made soon. The property is in the  hands of the Hall Exploration Co.  A petition has been circulated and  largely signed praying- for Government  aid to "build a Avagon road up Woodbury  creek. This request should be granted.  There are over BOO locations on Woodbury creek, Avithin 10 miles of the  lake, and a feAv thousands from the  Provincial treasury avouI 1 enable a  large number of tbe OAvners of these to  make them shippers. Many of these  claims have passed the prospect stage  and a feAv have been pretty Avell developed while quite a manner of contracts for tunnelling, sinking, etc.,  have been let this spring. The OAvners  Avould most certainly put up handsomely tOAvard the construction of this road,  and it is only fair that the government  should render aid to develop such a  promising district.  THE   LEXINGTON   GROUP.  !/     In going over the  sort of Avav Eaton  ground in a casual  turned up a piece of  clean galena Avith his prospecting pick  and immediately became interested in  the find   and  opened up negotiations  Avith the locator  for  his interest.   The  price Avas modest, S200 for a tAvo-third  interest wasn't an aAvful lot to risk and  the deal Avas made.   Since then the locator has been lost to the history of  Kootenay, but Eaton stayed Avith the  property and in the fall of '92,  Avhen  Dad Alien was packing out ore for Jim  Wardner from   the Freddie Lee Ada.  Nakusp, the WhiteA\rater Avas sending  doAvn  ore  to   Kaslo   for  shipment to  Great Falls.   Silver   Avas  80 cents  in  those days,  but the shipping facilities  ,: ��� yere a long AAray from being good and  Wre Avhich brought ��145 cost S100 to get  it turned into bullion.   In the spring of  '93, in the month of April, together Avith  tAvo men,  Mr.  Eaton returned to the  mine and built a cabin in seAren feet of  snoAv.    The cabin  is there today and  has not altogether gone out of commission.    From that time on, except for a  short cessation in '9-1- the Avork has been  steady and the development persistent.  And today the Whitewater is one of the  great producers   of   the   district.   Six  long-tunnels haato- been run in on the  \rein.   New buildings have replaced the  old seArcral times, enormous ore houses  have been built Avhich with their adjacent   buildings   giAre   the  camp   the  appearance   of   a   prosperous   Aillagc.  nestling in the pleasant hollow amid  the fir clad hills.   No less than 1.00 men  Aviil be at Avork on this mine during the  coming Avinter.  BWhen Governor DAvedney visited the  mine the other day he met a kindly  pleasant mannered gentleman,one without affectation or pretensions, avIio had  many reminiscenses of the early days  of the Slocan and earlier days in California and Colorado. And GoA'ernor  Dwedney met another old-timer at the  WhiteAA'ater, J. D. Powell, foreman,  Avho Avas in Cariboo in the '00's, and  many Avas the link in memory's chain  of the days gone by Avhich these men  The deal that Avas started in May last  and contemplated.the sale of the Lexington group by Dave Sutherland and  Tom Montgomery Avas consummated  this Aveek, the first payment of 81,500  having been made on the total purchase  price of S20,000 for a four-fifths interest  in the properties. While the figures in  the deal are not large enough to_ give  any particular prominence to it, it becomes an fmportant transaction for the  district, because of the wealth and  character of the men avIio made the  purchase. The deal Avas made personally by E. J. McCune for himself and  others, and it iioav develops that the  "others" are his brother, A. W. McCune, Avhose successful mining exploits  are knoAvn to e/veryone interested in the  industry in British Columbia, and W.  L. Hoge, of Anaconda, Mont. The  connection of the latter gentleman  means, Avith scarcely a doubt, that that  silent partner in an hundred mining  propositions, the Copper King of Montana, Marcus Daly, is in on the purchase, as Mr. Hoge is head of the bank-  present provisions,   except bacon,   are  plentiful, but there is far from enough  up there to supply the needs of the great  number of men avIio are noAv there.  Anyone Avho.intends going up, Mr. Carr says,  should take onough provisions Avith him  to last him over until  next spring.    As  an instance of the cost of provisions in  that part of the country, Mr. Carr says  that it cost him $52  to feed his three  dogs on damaged bacon and corn starch  for seven days".   He passed the contingent of North Avest mounted police, who  AArentup sometime ago under Superintendent Ecllree and passed through Victoria on  their Avay north,   about three  days' journey from Davison City.   Dawson City is noAv the largest city in the  Clondyke   or   Yukon   countries.     This  city, -which has  a population of 1,500,  wiil be the headquarters of the Nprth-  Avest mounted police.    No one Avho has  the ready coin  need be thirsty in the  mining regions, for there are (>,000 gallons  of Avhisky already there and almost as  much again is on they way.  Mr. Carr tells a story which illustrates  the manner in Avhich a miner sticks to  his friends. While on the Avay in a  miner named Bert Strickney died, and  his partner, putting his friend's body in  the canoe, paddled mournfully tOAvards  Circle City. He offered as much as $300  to any'man Avho would accompany him,  but no one being Avillingtogoheplayeda  lone hand, and taking his partner to  Circle City he buried him tbere with all  the honors he could bestow upon him.  Mr. Carr also brings neAVS of the loss  oi the Alaska Commercial Company's  steamer Arctic. On May 14 she Avas  Avintered at a place about four miles  from Forty Mile, and Avas jammed in the  ice when it packed. Her hull Avas smashed to pieces and is a total loss. Her ma-  chinerv Avas saved, and is iioav lying on  the bank of the Yukon at the spot Avhere  she Avas lost. The steamer P. B. Weare  is at Circle City, and Avas to begin her  service on the Yukon on May 30th.  F. C. LaAvrence, an Ashcroft mining  man. Avas also a passenger from the  north. He is down from Prince William  Sound, where he has discovered a very  rich claim at Gladhugh bay. He brings  down a large piece of rock weighing  about 450 pounds, which is very rich in  gold and goes to about 30 cent, in  copper. At the claim discovered by him  and his partner, another Ashcroft man  named J..G-. Collins, he says there is a  ledge. 300 feet long and 70 feet Avide,  and fully 12,000 tons of ore is in sight.  Gladhugh bay has just been created a  mining district, with J. B. Bosbyas mining recorder.  A crowd of miners came doAvn on the  Topeka from Cook Inlet, but they do  not speak in gloAving terms of that district. They cleared their expenses on  the trip there, they said, but that was all.  Very feAv of them,'hoAA'CA'eiywere experienced miners.���Victoria Times.  eyes  politician, the Canadian Avorkman   is  classed Avith the Chinese, as a species  of social leper, Avhose presence on this  continent is to be prohibited so far as  legislative enactment can   accomplish  it.   Noav is it not time  that  all   this  should cease���eA'en   if Mr.  Charlton's  susceptibilities be   hurt   thereby?     It  can easily be done.   There are just as  many Americans earning their livings  in Canada as there are Canadians in  the United States, and Avere even the  faintest   suggestion   of   a   retaliatory  policy to be hoard these men Avould  make their IioavI of apprehension A'ery  promptly heard in Washington.   The  imposition of a tax on American laborers Avould soon open the eyes of our  American cousins to the difference betAveen Canada and China���if only in  the extremity of their astonishment at  the fact that Ave still possess some backbone.   But so long as Ave  folloAV the  policy of simply   Avhimpering  in   the  neAvspapers at every  fresh instance of  their agg-ression, so long Avillthey treat  our   apparent servility Avith the contempt iit deserves.   Canada Avill g*ain  nothing  by permitting herself to   be  classed Avith. China.'  \/&W%&^^&^%A&*k/%&^WMb/&%Wfr%  WM. BENNISON,  JNO.ICOVER,  H. E.aCOVER..  Branches-  Everett, AArash.  3!i Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and Board of Trade. '�������� '  SlCable Address��� "Bessisos."i��i./.-^3  Moreing and Neal,  dough's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill.  and ABC Codes-  WM. BENNISON  &������ CO.. ROSSLAND, B.C.  DEALERS IN  .AND  MINES  MINING SECURITIES  Dry Kansas.  HOSTILE   LEGISLATION.  Here is a drouth story by a traArelling  man:  1 Avas driving accross the country to  a little toAvn in Western Kansas the  other day, Avhen I met a farmer hauling  a A\ragon-load of AA'ater.  "Where do you get Avater?" said I.  . "Up the road about seven miles," he  replied.  "And you haul AA'ater sca'Cu miles for  Arour family and stack?"  ���" "Yep." " ���   - .    ���  "Why in the name of sense don't you  dig a Avell?"  "Because it's jest as far one Avay as  the other, stranger."  Psalm of Advertising.  Tell me not in sneering manner  Advertising does not pay;"  Rich are they who fling their banner  B ildest to the world to-day.  Advertising done in earnest,  Done with wisdom, heart and soul,  With determination sternest,  Always brings the wished-for goal.  Lives of many men remind us  We to great success can climb,  If the leading public iind us  Advertising all the time. ��  Advertising with persistent  Energy to spread our fame,  Ever honest and persistent  In performing what we claim.  In the .world's commercial battle,  In the rivalry of trade  We must hustle, shout and rattle  Ere impression can be made.  ing houses of Hoge, Daly & Co., of Anaconda, and Hoge, BroAvnlee & Co., of  Butte, Mont., tlie stockholders in each  institution being- the same and Mr. Daly  being the pOAver behind the throne in  both'.  Messrs. McCune, Hoge and F- E. Sargent, the latter being 'secretary of the  Anaconda Company, and until recently  representative of the Hearst interest in  that corporation, Averein the Kootenay,  Slocan and adjoining districts lastAveek  and it Avas during'their visit that the  deal was brought to a close. Mr. A.  W. McCune has gone to his home in  Salt Lake and Avill be absent for a  couple of Aveeks. On his return he will  make a personal inspection of the properties recently purchased and decide  upon the character of Avork to be done  and the force to be put to Avork.  The Lexington group is composed of  the Lexington, Polly aiid Sunnyside  Fraction Avhich are located on Springer  creek about tAvo and a half miles from  toAvn.  The original owners, Messrs. Sutherland and Montgomery, retain a fifth interest in the group, and AA'hile aAvaiting  the action of their neAv and very prominent partners, will develop the Bonan-  I za, a promising property that they oavu  near the Republic group.���Slocan Pioneer. '"   THE   RICH   CLONDYKE.  More News From  the   Rich [Districts of  tho Canadian. North-West  brought again to light.  WHITEWATER.  Bell Bros,  next Aveek.  Avill occupy their neAv office  The Jackson house has been rejuvenated with a coat of paint and other repairs.  Hugh McDonald is building an hotel  at Bear Lake.  McLellan & Borene expect to be open  for business in their new hotel in tAvo  Aveeks.  Some developement Avork is being  done on the Keystone, and it is the intention to build neAv bunk houses and  enlarge the accommodations generally.  The Hill Side, the property of a local  corporation, The Hill Side Silver Mining Co., is being developed and shows  up Avell.    A 200-foot crosscut and drifts  One of the passengers on the steamer  City of Topeka from Juneau was A. E.  Carr, Avho teok in the American mail to  the Yukon. Mr. Can- speaks in gloAving  terms of the Clondyke country, Avhich it  seems is noAv the Meccaa of the mining  men. Everyone is getting over the  boundary, he 'says, into ith'e Canadian  territory.    Circle City is being deserted.  last year . that city had 'a population of  1,100, and iioav there are  scarcely  400  men there.    Every city of  the Yukon is  sufferiug to   the   same extent; mining  men are all going over to the Clondyke,  where the richest strikes are being made.  The Clondyke country, particularly Bon-  anaza and Eldorado creeks,   Mr.   Carr  says, are the richest diggings eArer struck  in'the history of mining.    A great many  of the claims,  if they  hold  but as they  are doing   now,  Avill   clear  up at least  $1,000,000.     One   miner   on    Bonanza  creek, a man named,  Macdonald,  took  $90,000 out of a piece of land measuring  about 45 feet square.    Along Bonanza  creek very feAv claims have been  struck  that have  not panned out Arery rich; in  fact every claim from No. 46 above to 61  below has given very rich results.    The  number of men Avho went in this  year  Avas about 2,000; of these nearly all went  by Avav of Chilcoot or White Pass.  The question Avhcther the Canadian  government Avill be content to sit idly  Avith its hand   folded in its lap while  Amerioan communities class Canadian  citizens Avith the Chinese in the category of prohibited labor,  is one that  should occupy the attention of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" on   his return   from his  Jubilee outing.   The  time has   come  Avhen it is worth while asking whether  the   policy   of  meek   submission   and  patient obedience  to American aggression, iso strongly incalculated by  Mr.  John Charlton, have not been carried  far enough ; and Avhether it avouIc! not  redound to  our positiA'e Avell-being as  Avell as to our national self-respect if  Ave adopted a policy more in accordance  Avith our records in the past.   Surely  avc haA'e men in Canada as Avell as in  the United States   Avho   are no more  afraid to raise their  heads and square  their shoulders against insult than their  sturdy ancestors Avere of yore, and in  the interest of these men a. more virile  and manly policy seems to be imperatively, demanded".  Tlie labor legislation specially directed at this country by the politicians of  the United State's has been steadily and  aggressively hostile throughout. First  of. all the Federal Government passed  legislation against foreign labor. This  legislation, which applies all over the  union, has been supplemented by state  hiAvs, and these again have been reinforced by municipal regulations and  disabilities. The State of Pennsylvania,  for instance, recently passed' a law,  Avhich came into force on the first of  this month, in A'irtue of Avhich foreigners are fined three cents a day for every  day they are engaged in any employment. The1 council of the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., threatens to'deprive  the Gorge Electric Raihvay of its  charter unless Avithin 30 days it dismisses from its service, every Canadian  therein, employed. Not only is the  United States doing everything it can  to protect American Avorkingmen in  their oavu country, but special faA-ors  are being extended to firms that employ American- labor in foreign countries. Lumber, cut in the Province of  Ncav BrunsAvick by American labor, is  admitted free into the United States,  and thus American firms are subsidized  Cost of English Royalty.  The Chancellor of the Exchequer  Avent out of his way recently to explain  hoAV.little the monarchy costs England.  The crown lands, he said, belong to the  sovereign and produce $2,060,000 per  annum.   The  Queen receives, instead  of this revenue, ��1,925,000, and the rest  of the royal family 51,060,000. Therefore the total cost of monarchy to the  taxpayer is ��925,000. The calculation  proceeds on the assumption that the  crOAvn lands are the private property of  the sovereign. This they are not.  They originally formed a portion of the  general revenue of the country, out of  which came the maintenance of the  soA'ereign. .  The  Canuck's  Must  Go.  Niagara Falls, N.Y.���The Common  Council last 1'night at a special meeting  passed a resolution declaring the'franchise of the George Road null and void,  and giving them 30 days to remove their  tracks foom the streets, unless in that  time the railroad discharged every Canadian employed on the road. The street  superintendent was instructed to remove  the tracks and wires of the road if the  company did not in the time specified.  Members of The James Gang.  Stil'lavater. Minn���After 21 years imprisonment, the Younger brothers, Cole  and Jim, members of the Jesse James  gang, Avill be giA-en their liberty. It is  understood the State Board of Pardons  will, at its monthly meeting, act faA-or-  ably for their pardon. Younger brothers  were implicated in the famous Nortbfield  raid in 1876, in Avhich their gang swooped doAvn on that quiet little Minnesota  town' and looted the bank, shooting and  killing its cashier, J L. HayAvard.  The   Bicycle.  Cruelty and failure to provide a bicycle  will soon be considered sufficient grounds  for divorce���Washington Post.  The Filbert, in Sandon, is noted for  the delicate flavor of its morning cocktails, f  ^n^  Hotel, in New Denver, . has been enlarged  and all the rooms plastered. New carpets  and neAv furniture throughout make the house  a marvel of comfort and elegance. With  28 rooms, and its beautiful situation amidst the  finest scenery in America, this hotel is unsurpassed in all Kootenay.  H. STEGE, Prop.  ',E solicit eorrespondence"with parties having  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg to say that we have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries tor  developed mines and promising prospects.  k  18 YEARS!  EXPERIENCE  In active mining operations and reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us toj^furhish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  ^ References given. ^  RICAN  Mining & Milling Co.  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  Look  At this space next  week   For the ad. of. . .  NBLoSON 8c eO.'S  OnUg Stone.  !kC��!  The Job  room  Is the finest west of the Red River   The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay, and can do  finer work than  any print shop  west of Lake Superior    There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered, The Ledge is  lower than any. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail, express, freight or  pack train 6  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 22, 1897.  Fourth Year.  THE CUKLS   OF  THE   GOLDEiV   GIRL  The pout who sang of the golden {rirl  A little while a},ro,  Could never have seen a certain girt,  Or caught tlie gleam of her golden curl,  Or he wouldn't have wandered so.  One curl on }he brow of this golden girl  And one just over her ear,  Are like to like as as a pearl to pearl,  Such glories crown a certain girl���  At least they did last year.  Whenever the wind with swish and whirl  Came whistling out of the west,  Twould linger round a certain girl,  And play tlie deuce with each golden curl  And then I liked her best.  She would lose her temper, this golden girl,  As she struggled with her hat,  And wish she hadn't a single curl  To get in her eyes and twist and twirl���  Now what do you think of that ?  ���El Dorado.  THE   RICH   CLONDYKE.  People Wild With Excitement Over the  Wonderful Gold Digging's.  According to a letter in the Alaska  Mining- Record from a correspondent in  Circle City, the entire district has gone  crazy OA'er the recent discoA'eries in the  Clondyke. The letter says that wages  at Circle City are ��12 per day, OAving to  the scarcity of men, the rich finds having- almost depopulated the toAvn.  Dogs are quoted as being Avorth from  $75 to $300 each, and hard to get.  ''Much excitement," says the Record,  "prevails all through the Yukon district over the Clondyke discoA'eries, and  all kinds of stories of the riches there  arc l told, many of Avhich, Mr. Hayes  says, are true. " It is true that tAvo 'ten-  derfect,'. railroad men from Los Angeles,  any experi-  California���Frank Summers and Chas!  Clemens���have struck it rich. They  went in a year ago and located on the  Clondyke last mil. Clemens sold his  interest for ��35,000 cash, and his part-  , ner, Summers, held on tAvo Aveeksjater  and got ��50,000. The money to pay the  men Avas taken out of the dump, which  had been lifted from the shaft during  the Avinter. These tAvo men had each  panned out ��2500 on their claim Avhile  grospecting it.   The man that bought  lemens'interest  bound  the bargain  with a   ��232 nugget���Avhich   had  been  taken from the claim���the largest nugget yet found on the Clondyke.   Summers is  a single  man; Clemens   has a  Avife and tAAro children in Los Angeles.  It is said that both men -will come out  on   the next  boat  via.   St.   Michael,  bringing Avith them their little fortunes.  Neither man had ever had  ence men.  "Johnnie Marks got ��10,000 for a quarter    interest   in   his    claim.    'Murph'  Thorp has a claim out of Avhich seA'eral  pans have been taken Avhich Avent ��35  and ��40 to the pan.   Billy Leake bought  a claim from Tim Bell for ��31,000 cash;  Bell paid   originally ��85 for the claim.  The OAvner of the adjoining claim says  that he is positive that Leake will take  out half a million from the claim. Alex.  McDonald took one pan from his  claim  which tipped the scales to the sum of  $800, and offered a Avager of ��1000 that  he could pick his dirt in tAventy minutes  and get a pan that Avould go 100 ounces  �����1600; no   one   cared   to   cover  the  Avater.  "Lucky Pete Wiborg, avIio has taken  out more than ��40,000 from Birch creek,  is in the swim at Clondyke. A Mr.  Clemens, cousin of Samuel'L. Clemens,  better known as Mark TAvain, refused  ��10,000 for his chances on Eldorado.  Other lucky ones are James Monroe,  Doc OAvens and Clarence Berry. Those  avIio knoAv sav Berry Avill take out  ��50,000 to��100,"000 this season. Dick  LoAve is panning for a living, and is  taking out the modest sum of ��100 per  day. Joe Ladue is interested in a  dozen or more claims of good value.  "A new discovery has been made on  creek entering the'Yukon beloAv Birch  creek. It has been christened Minute  creek, and is said to be paying ��19 a  day to the man. The excitement on  the Clondyke has kept the rush from  this place, but 20 men are at Avork there  doing Avell.  "American creek, entering- the Yukon fifty miles beloAv Forty-Mile, and  nearly   abandoned   during   the   Birch  fifteen cents to the editor. It Avotdd  overwhelm him. Money is a corrupting thing-. The editor knoAvs it and  Avhat he wants is your heartfelt thanks.  Then he can thank the printers and they  can thank the grocers.  Take your job Avork to the job office  and then come and ask for half rates  for church notices. Get your lodg-e  letter heads and stationary printing out  of toAvn, and then flood tlie editor AA-ith  beautiful thoughts in resolutions of respect and cards of thanks. They make  such spicy reading-, and Avhen you pick  it up filled with such g-loAving- and vivid  mortuary articles, you are so proud of  your little local paper.  But money���scorn the filthy thing!  Don't let the pure, innocent editor knoAv  anything about it, Keep that for sordid trades people avIio charge for their  AA'ares. The editor gives nis bounty  aAvay. The lord loves,a cheerful giA'er.  He'll take care of the editor. Don't  worry about the editor. He has a charter from the state to act as a door mat  for the .community. He Avill get the  paper out somehow, and stand up for  the town and whoop it up for you Avhen  you run for oflice, and lie about your  pigeon-toed -daughter's tacky Aved'dmg  and blpAV about your big-footed sons  Avhen they get a��-l.00-a-Aveek job, and  weep over your shriA'cled soul Avhen it  is released' from your grasping body,,  and smile at your giddy Avife's second  marriage. Don't avoitv"about the editor, hell get on: The Lord knoAvs Iioav  but somehoAv.���Emporia Gazette.  expect anyone to ansAver it. Should  one of the congregation reply, the  preacher Avould be as uracil astonished  as Avas the minister of Avhom the NeAv  York Tribune tells this anecdote: At  a AA'atch-night service at St. Paul's  church, Brixton, England, the vicar,  the Rev. Carnegie BroAvn, Avas preaching a sermon on the Prodigal Son, in  the course of Avhich he said: "Last  year some people came to AA'atch-night  service from a neighboring public  house, and some of them , Avere drunk.  Is there anyone here like that tonight:''"  "Yes," said a respectable-looking man  seated in the aisle, "I'm here, and I'm  drunk." The effect on the congregation  Avas electrical. The preacher AA'as startled for a moment, but after saying,  "Poor felloAv, poor felloAv," proceeeded  Avi;h his discourse. "I tell you I'm  drunk," said the intruder.; "Hold your  tongue," said the vicar. "I am speaking now, and must not be interrupted."  Barnato's Circus.  WINTEft.  Par in trie north the wandering moon too��  down  Upon a fi 0"en sea and frozen 'and,  A dreary, barren Avaste, where strange fire��  ��� pt'.y  Across a sunless sky, among the keen,  Clear, flittering  stars, and  far to southward  drive  The snowelouds, and the bitter north, winds  howl  Through mountain glens and break the forest  trees.  The furious waves tear at the crumbling cliffs,  And many a prayer is said'for those at sea,  And many a =hip jjocs down in sight of shore,  In c'hn }T-'ay twilights of December daya.  Aiv.l wiiix December days comes that glad feasl  We keep io him who brought our life to light.  So Avhen the night is darkest'dawn is near.  ���Mary A. M. Marks in Good Words.  edon  /%SWW*>'W%,  tSANDON  'Vi%^%%%V^%^%'W^t^%%^��%^^^%^  -Tliis   Mew  House,  SIMPLE  EXPERIMENTS.  Railroad Hon and Spotters.  There is no class of people more  dreaded by railroad men than the  "spotter," Avho is apt to turn up unexpectedly at critical moments to the discomfiture of careless employes. Railroad men are not, as a rule, either  heartless or intentionally heedless, hut  they are so persistently annoyed by the  travelling public, in a way of senseless  and unreasonable questions, that they  invariably adopt for self-defence, a curt-  ness that" is foreign to their natures.  This often leads to unpleasant relations  betAveen the employes and the company, Avhich* generally obtains its information upon such points from these  "spotters." avIio are ahvays on the lookout for any malfeasance or misfeasance.  Illustrative of the foregoing may be  cited the case of Conductor Holleran,  one of the most popular officials of the  Erie. Not long- since he Avas standing  on the platform of the depot Avaitinglor  his train to start Avhen an individual  approached and accosted him:  "Sav," said the man, "does this train  go to 'Buffalo?"  "You can bet your neck it does if some  one don't steal"the engineer."  A spotter, Avho chanced to be on the  train, overheard the remark, and  Holleran Avas laid off for ten days.  The first day he boarded his' train a  passenger asked him if he couldchange  a ��10 bill.  "Change ��10?" said Holleran; "change  nothing." I've just been laid off ten  clays, and I can't change my shirt."  The man happened" to be a spotter,  and Holleran Avas laid off for thirty days  more.  He made a trip at the expiration of  term of suspension, AA'hen a passenger  Avanted to knoAv if he could stop over at  Suscpiehanna.  Taking out a pad and pencil, Holleran AA'rote on it: "You can if the engineer don't forget to stop the tram.  Excuse my Avriting, but the blamed  company won't alloAv an employe to  talk on his train Avhile on duty."  The man smiled SAveetly, and next  day Holleran Avas ag-ain laid off, this  time indefinitely. JustjnoAv he is temporarily engaged in "braking" on the  road, and he spends his spare time practicing polite speech for the satisfaction  of the finical "spotter."���Elmira  Gazette.           He Had a Guu,  Fred Holturn, Avho lives in Berkeley,  Cal., denies the story by the sister of  Barney Barnato that her brother never  played in a circus. Holturn says that  he and Barney Barnato performed  togsther in the same ring in London  many years ago  "I first met Isaacs, or Barnato, as he  afterAvards called himself, Avhile A\'ork-  ing in John Holturn's Royal London  circus many years ago. Isaacs and his  brother Jake joined the circus at Leeds.  My brother John, the 'cannon ball  king,' did an act Avhere he Avas shot at  by a cannon ball Avhich I fired. Barnato held the rones that bound my brother.  John Avould give the order to fire at his  head. At the .-'word 'fire' Barnato A\'as  supposed to let loose the ropes so that  my brother could catch the cannon  ball. On one occasion young Isaacs, or  Barnato, became rattled, and at the  signal 'fire' he did not loosen his hold  on the rones, but tightened it instead.  The big ball ploAved along the top of  John's head and'left with him an xiglv  scalp wound.  "From that moment to this I haA'e  never,laid eyes upon Barnato and his  tAA'o brothers. The tAvo Isaacs, as avc  then called them, did not even wait to  draAV the salary due them, and avc  never heard of Barney again until his  African success made him world-  famous."  GLADSTONE AND DISPELL  She  creek excitement, has started  turning-  out a   number of  aneAV by  Avhich  that  the  best  pans  run from ��10 to  ��14; it is thought  this Avill   prove to be   one of  paying creeks in the interior  "The neAv discovery, as reported in  the Mining Record last Aveek, is on Too  Much Gold creek, a tributary of Clondyke. The Indians say there is more  gold there than on the Eldorado, but up  to last reports no one has located the  stream.  "One can get his oavu price at Clon-  dvke for a good Yukon dog. Jack  Hayes brought out three good looking  brutes with hi in, Avhich he savs stands  him ��300 ,in gold. One man "at Circle  City refused ��500 for an extraordinarily  good one."  No Money Needed.  "it takes money to run a neAvspaper."  ���St. John (Kansas) News.  What an exaggeration; Avhat a Avhop-  per. It has been disproved a thousand  times; it is a clear case of airy fancy.  It doesn't take money to run a iicavs-  paper.   It can run Avithout money.   It  is not a business venture. It is a charitable institution, a begging concern, a  higliAvay robbery.    B. Godfory, a news-  Saper is a child of the air, creature of a  ream. It can g-o on and on and on,  when any other concern Avould be in  the hands of a receiver and wound up  Avith cob Avebs in theAvindoAv.  It takes   Avind to run a  newspaper;  it  takes gall  to run a neAvspaper.    It  takes a scintilating acrobatic imagination, and half a dozen Avhite shirts and  a   railroad pass   to   run a   newspaper.  But money���heaven to Betsey and six  hands round���Avho ever needed  money  l    conducting    a   neAvspaper!    Kind  Avords are the medium of exchange that  do business for the editor���kind   Avords  and church social  tickets.    When you  see an editor Avith  money, Avatch  him.  He'll be paying his bills and disgracing  the profession.    Never give money to  an editor.    Make him trade it out.    He  likes   to  SA\'ap.    Then  Avhen you die,  after having  stood   around  for years  and sneered at the editor and his  little  jini crow paper, be sure and have,  your  Avife send for three extra copies by  one  of your Aveeping- children, and Avium she  reads the generous and touching notice  about  vou.   foroAvarn   her not  to   send i  At the Temple hotel, in the town of  Redding, N. Y., one day last Aveek,  a young and good-looking couple  registered as man and Avife, and were  assigned a room. Early next morning, Avhile they Avere viewing the  toAvn and irs beauties, a grizzled,  Aveather-beaten old man took a seat  in the office of the hotel, and with a  saAved-off double-barrelled shotgun  across his knees, watched the door.  He said that the girl Avas his daughter, and that she had eloped with the  young man Avithout going through  the formality of a marriage. He  could not say he admired her taste,  but that was, neither here nor there;  all he wanted under the circumstances  Avas to see her married, or ���and he  poised his shotgun in his hand with  the air of one who had in his time  been out for b'ar.  In hot haste the landlord sallied  forth to put the couple on their  guard. The voung man grew deadly pale, stood still, and held his  stomach in his hand as if he had a  pain. The girl flew to her father  Avho proceeded to lock her up in a  room by herself. Induced by hunger, the young man shoAved his face  about supper time, on Avhich the old  man thrust him into a chair and  camped in front of him. It Avas next  morning:, after a sleepless night, when  the young man surrendered. He  Avould go before a Justice, but he  must be shaved first. To that the  veteran grimly assented, but when  the smoothly shaven youth kept looking up and doAvn the street meditatively, a heavy hand on his shoulder  reminded him that fate was inexorable and that his time had come.  The Justice married the couple with  despatch. Then, handing his  daughter into a A\'agon. the old man  accosted his son-inlaAV:  "Yer kin go, neoAV. Sally an' I'm  gAvin' to' hum. Mr. Coroner," addressing a grave personage who was  leaning against a telegraph post.  "Ye'll have to look for a job another  day."    A   Surprised    Preacher.  Way��   of   the   Two   Great  Premier*  Were Curiously Unlike.  I heard nearly all the great speeches  jnade by both the men in that parliamentary duel, Avhich lasted for so many  years. My oavu obsrrvation and judgment gave the supcnioiity to Mr. Glad  stone all through, but I quite admit  that Disraeli stood up avpII to his great  opponent and that it was not alAvaya  easy to award the pri:;e of victory. The  two men's voices am re curiously unlike. Disraeli had a deep, low, powerful voice, heard cvrryAvhere throughout  the house, but having little variety oi  music in it. Ghicusrone's voice Avas  tuned to a higher note, Avas penetrating, resonant, liquid and full of an exquisite modulation and music which  gave neAv shades of meaning to every  emphasized Avord. The ways of the  men were in almost every respect curiously unlike. Gladstone was always  eager for coitTerealkui. He loved to talk  to anybody about anything. Disraeli,  even among his most intimate friends,  was given to frequent fit* of absolute  and apparently gloomy silence.  Gladstone, after his earlier parliamentary days, became almost entirely  indifferent to dress. Disraeli always  turned out in the newest fashion, and  down to his latest years went in the  get up of a young man about toAvn. .Not  less different Avere the diameters and  temperaments of the two men. Gladstone changed hi? political opinion*  many times duri... Lis long parliamentary career, but l;o changed his opinions oaly in (.(i'erence to the icrce of a  growing conviction and to ti.e recognition of fairs and conditions winch  he could no lc nr or crnscir-ntiously dispute. Nobody ] i���(;bably ever kneAV Avhat  Mr. Disraeli's rciJ cTinions were upon  any political question or whether he  had any real opinions at all. Gladstone  began as a Tory and }:rauually became  changed iiito a Radical. Disraeli began  as an extreme Radical under the patronage of Daniel O'Connell and changed  into a Tory. But everybody kueAV that  Gladstone Avas at first a sincere Tory  and at last a sincere Radical. Nobody  kneAV, or, indeed, cared, whether Disraeli ever Avas either a sincere Radical  or a sincere Toyy.���Justin McCarthy in  Outlook.  Carbonic Acid Gas Easily Generated From  Vineff��r and Baking; Powder.  That there is charcoal in baking powder, and that vinegar and baking powder will make carbonic acid gas Avert  tAvo bits of knowledge imparted to several hundred school girls and boys by  Professor Peter T. Austen in the hall  of the Brooklyn Polytechnic institute.  This Avas the second of a series of lectures to young people on "Hoav to Make  Scientific Experiments at Home."  Using the simplest kind of apparatus,  Professor Austen demonstrated how carbonic acid gas can be generated from a  combination of vinegar and baking  powder, and ho shoAved also how the  burning of a magnesium wire in a jar  of carbonic acid gas brings out the charcoal in baking poAvder. The children  Avere intensely interested in the statement that AvheneA'er they ate bread or  cake made by the use of baking powder  they ate a lot of charcoal, but they took  the lecturer's assertion that there was  charcoal in sugar as a joke.  "While hot carbonic acid gas is lighter than air, cold carbonic acid gas is  much heavier than air and can be handled like Avater," said Professor Austen. To shoAV the heavy and palpable  quality he generated a lot of it in a  large glass jar and proceeded to draw  it out in cupfuls. Lighted candles were  extinguished by pouring the gas upon  them as if it Avere fluid, and the professor showed his alert disciples how to  make carbonic acid gas run through a  cardboard trough. A dozen small candles, lighted, were placed a few inches  apart in a long glass channel. From a  pitcher Professor Austen sloAvly poured  carbonic acid gas into one end by the  glass channel, and as he continued to  pour the invisible fluid the lights went  out, one by one.  The children watched with evident  delight the construction of a rude pair  of scales. "I shall use only such tlmgs  as can he readily picked up around the  house," said the professor. He took a  common strip of board and planted it  upright on his table. Across the top he  placed a piece of lath and balanced it  exactly by hanging an empty bandbox  on one end and a basin of shot on the  other. "Now, there is nothing but air  in the bandbox," he said. "Let me  sIioav you how much heavier carbonic  acid gas is than air." And, suiting the,  action to the aa'okI, he poured a large  pitcherful of carbonic acid gas into the  bandbox. Immediately the bandbox descended as if iihed with bricks.  Tho children applauded and shouted  in glee, and a few minutes afterward  they Avere on their Avay to their homes,  imbued Avith a determination to raid  the (.omestio larder for vinegar and baking poAvder Avith which to make carbonic acid gas.���New York Times.  With the old name, is well erjuipiied to accomodate a lar^e number of Guests.   Tlie building is  plastered and the rooms are unsmiiased lor comfort in the Slocan, Avliile in the  Dining; Koom can.he found the host food in the market.  ROBERT oTjrisrisri3src3-  Proprietor  ay,  Partner !  Have  Your  Folks  Read  The  Ledge  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of iieople. The rooms arc large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market.  Sample Kooms for Commercial Travelers.  John buckle}', Prop.  Ore  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, 'Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,   B.C.  .LONDON,   ENG.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  The  Where Brides Are Hangr?.  How would an English bride care to  fast on her wedding day until after the  sacred ceremony, and this after enduring the hardships of a farewell party  given the day before? Yet this is what  a Russian girl is supposed to do. As the  marriage, to be fashionable, should not  occur until evening, it may easily be  imagined in what an exhausted state  che is to commence her new period of  life.  Besides bridesmaids there are bridesmen, these latter being obliged to present the bridesmaids with sweetmeats.  A personage follows the procession bearing an elegantly mounted picture of  Christ in gold and silver, which ia stationed against the altar. The bridesmaids do not all dress alike, and their  number is unlimited.���London Answers.  Vanity That Comes High.  Most of the photographs displayed in  the windows of English photographers  are exhibited by request of the originals  and at their own expense. One London  photographer charges $2.50 for putting  a carte in a window and $5 for a cabinet.  Tidal WaTei.  Though  tlie  greatest  and  most   remarkable phenomenon pertaining to the  surface of the sea is the tidai wave, scientific  authorities acknoAvledge that it  still presents someunexplainable anomalies.  It is demonstrated, bowerer, thu:  the  movement   is  made  up  of  many  waves  dependent upon  different functions of  the moon and sun, some being  semidiurnal, some diurnal.  The timeoi  transit over the meridian and the declination of both bodies create great "variations. The changing distance and position  of  the moon   and  the position of  her   node   also  have   immense   effect,  while  the  ever  varying direction and  force  of  the winds  and the different  pressure of  the   atmosphere  play their  part.    An   interesting fact in this relation   is  that  observations   all over the  world  show no  place Avhere  the tidal  movement  is  so regular and simple as  around the British islands���a fafct more  remarkable when it is  known   that the  tides on   the other side of the Atlantic,  as,   for  instance, at  Nova   Scotia,  are  very   complicated,    the   unexplainable  case  here  being  that the minor tides,  which in most parts of the world, when  combined in one direction, amount to a  very considerable  fraction of  the principal lunar  and solar tides, and  consequently  greatly   increase  or  diminish  their effects, are in Great Britain so in  significant  that   their  influence is tri  fling.���New York Sun.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  ��� Is a neAv house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  A for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  j?       market. ANGR1GNON BROS., Proprietors.  Vancouver Sash & Door Co.,  Amalgamated with Crenelle & Oo.  Prepared to furnish  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NAKUSP.  J. B. McGHIE, Local manager  Nakusp, B.C.  G. S.  RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  N   W DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.   INVITED   Complete lists oflelaiins for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  "SVIicmi ;t  clergyman,  in tho course of  lis sermon, asks a question,   be doesn't  Experiments Avhich have recently  been made at the Hygienic Institute of  the University of Berlin would seem to  overthrow the theory that bacteria are  indispensable to the existence of ancient  life, Avhich theory waa pnt forth by  Pasteur.  ���    A Bat In a Tomb.  A queer story is told of a naturalist  who died in 1860 and was buried at  filankney, in Lincolnshire. Among his  pets Avas a large gray bat.  This bat was permitted to enter the  tomb and was sealed up alive with the  corpse of bis dead master. In 1866 the  Tault was opened, and to the surprise  of all the bat was alive and fat.  On four different occasions since the  relatives of the dead man have looked  after the Avelfare of his pet, and each  time it has been reported that the bat  was still in the land of the living, although occupy!.',,' quarters Avith the  dead. It avu3 luse seen in 1892.���Pear-  Bon's Weekly.  McMillan & Hamilton,  Wholesale    Grocers.  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Royal City Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B. C.  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Should Not Have Been Caught.  Mrs. Gayspouse (engaging new servant)���I am very particular about the  conduct of my douinsrics. I hud to discharge my last girl because I caught  her Avinking at my husband.  Applicant ��� You did quite right,  ma'am. A girl as careless as that ought  to be uischarged.��� .New York Herald.  new  Gents' Furnishings,  Special lines in lmlhreKKim, Carpets. Mats.  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latent styles in Dress Goods ami  TrhnmhiRs: in silks and velvets and  huttons: Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Millinery the latest style ahvays on hand.  MllS. W   W   MEHKLY.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserino-s aJwavs on hand.  n��tt��  11-ijjBminiiirtimftjKjinMmmii  Ksuammsxmssieammg Fourth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 22, 1897.  THIRTY   TKARS   AGO.  Well, boys, I've been out marching  With the G. A. R. today.  And it took me back to war times,  When I heard the titer play  The good old tunes and marches,  Andjthe dirges, soft and low,  But Ave Vets don't step them off, boys.  As we did thirty years ago.  The captain's voice was not the same,  /Though he gave the old command,  And the colonel's form was missing,  From the place upon tho stand,  AVhere a year ago he spoke to us,  Of hardships, don't you know, ���,  That we all endured together,  Some thirty years ago.  i.wish vou'd heard that lifer.  It had the war time sound.  And the old gray headed drummer,  Great Scott, how he could pound!  For they used the veteran drum corps,  Though' they marched a little slow,,  But they took us back to Dixie,  Some thirty years ago.  That lameness sorter quit me  In my Cliiekaniaug i knee,  When the gray old lifer started  Sherman marching to the sea.  Then some old comrade sung it,  And we all just let he go,  AVe marched and sung as once we did  Some thirty years ago.  Uf course we didn't sing as strong,  Or keep in step the same,  As we did when down in Georgia,  For we're old and stiff and lame.  Yet that music sorter caught us  And our cheeks took on the glow,  While dim old eyes Hashed loyal fire,  They flashed some thirty years ago.  The speaking?   AA'ell, it was'eut niucli,  You see the boys are old,  While the speaker was a youngster,  (Mavhe just as good as gold,)  But he undertook to toll us���  We old soldiers, don't you know���  How we fit, and bled and died down south  Some thirty years ago.  His sneaking may be good enough.  For this new tangled day, ���     ���  But most uninteresting.  For the old and bent and gray.  AVho was down in Dixie dying.  At the rebel cannons' throttle.  While lie was north a crying,  Or a nursing at a bottle'/  What avc old soldiers really want,  On our decoration day,  Is a fife and drum and graveyard  Some old chaplain that can pray,  And to help some dear old comrade,  With an empty sleeve or so,  Strew tears and flowers upon the graves,  Made thirty years ago.  AVe soon will meet old comrades,  Every soldier brave and true,  Those that fell in routherngray,  Or that died in northern blue.  For to that eternal bivouac,  Both armies soon must go.  But not to meet in deadly strife,  Like some thirty years ago.  ���M. B. Owathmey.  Aitkin, Minn.  load of timber and earth follOAved.  Strange to say, he was uninjured and  lay free from" immediate danger in the  dark, damp space left by the boards.  Gloomy were tlie thoughts that tilled  his mind as he lay there and thoughts  of his past life and "the friends he AArould  neA'er see again, for the shaft AA'as one  Avhich had been covered OA'erhead and  lost to the knoAA'ledge of the neighbor-  hook for years. Moreover, it Avas a  mile and a half to the nearest house.  Once or tAvice he shouted, but his voice  sounded sepulchral as it echoed in  muffled Avay betAveen the overhanging  Avails and rftA'erberated in his ea :s. For  one hour he lay there in this cramped  position, while"gloomy thoughts passed  through his miiid.  Fortunately, his little clog Avas Avith  him. "Boss" is a particularly intelligent dog, and after the accident to his  master AArent to the nearest house and  acted so strangely that Mr. Walton, the  OA\rner, folloAved him to the shaft: There  he found and rescued him.  HEADLESS GOOD THINGS.  A   FIN-DE-SIECL13   EXPLORER.  Tills Princeton Professor Intends to Get  to tlie Top of the New Mexico Mesa  by Means of Kites.  "IF I HAD KEPT MY PROMISE."  When W. Burns Thomson, knoAvn  throughout Scotland as the medical  missionary, Avas a young man prosecuting his medical studies, he Avas assistant chaplain of the Edinburgh prison.  There, many strange and sad experiences in the lives >; of the convicts came  to his knoAvledge. Tlie folloAving told  by himself, and .included in his biography by Mr. MaxAvcll, sIioavs Iioav  one mistalce in conduct may prove fatal  to character, and eAren to life itself.  Mr. Thomson Avas leaving Calton jail  one afternoon, when the gewernor step  ping from a group  of officials,  said to  Ave are expecting a  Avrtnging  "Oh, if 1 had  him, "Please Avait  heavy sentence  In a short time the gates Avere opened, and the police van-came in. When  the clatter of bolts had ceased, a prisoner stepped out of the van. After  glancing for a moment at the papers  handed to him, the governor Avhispered  to Mr. Thomson oneAvord: "Death!"  After tlie man Avas taken to his cell,  the young chaplain Avent to see him.  When the Avarden had left the cell, the  prisoner looked earnestly at his visitor  and said:   "So you don't kiioav me?"  "I do not recall having seen you before," Avas the reply.  "But 1 remember you!" the prisoner  exclaimed, so bitterly that tlie chaplain  Avondered for tv moment Avhether he  could ever ihave done him an injury.  Almost immediately the condemned  man broke into a paroxysm of grief,  his hands and crying-:  <ept my promise! If 1  had only kept my promise, I should not  be here today!"  He AAras typical British tar, Avith a free  hand and a'generous heart Avhen heAvas  sober. Under the influence of liquor he  had quarreled Avith his Avife, and had  pushed her doA\-n stairs to her death.  It seems that three years previous to  his trial and completion for murder, he  had been sentenced to thirty days in  n-ison because of a drunken row. Then  le attended the prison meetings held  by Mr. Thomson. avIio, after one of  these gatherings, took the sailor into  his private .tooni, prayed with him and  then Avarned him earnestly against  drink. The murderer now told the  chaplain this, and ended his confession  in these words:.  "I   promised   you   faithfully   that  I  Avould giAre it up, and   so   1 .did  for  UAvhile'/but it came back on inc.   Since  then I have been all around the Avorld,  and to think  that   I   am  here and that  it  has come to this!"   Then   followed i  an  outburst   of   agony  and the plain-j  tive Avail, "Oh, if T had but  kept my j  promise!"  This for Aveeks aa'.-is his remorseful j  refrain, until the moment of his cxecu- ;  tion. As the unhappy man Avas led to S  the scaffold he looked (Ioavii upon his j  black clothes, and then at the good j  chaplain. |  "Oh, William." he exclaimed, "Wil- J  Prof. William Libby, Jr., of Princeton! University, is about to undertake a  unique exploring expedition. Avith a  party of six. They expect to leave  Ncav York the iirst week in July for  Albuquerque, N.M. In the Aicinity of  this place rises from the alkali plains to'  a height of more than 700 feet a mesa  or tableland of sandstone. The top of  this has neA'er been explored by Avhite  men, because the almost perpendicular  Avails make its summit inaccessible  even to the most experienced mountain  climbers. To students of archaeology  and anthropology, this tableland possesses great interest, because of the belief that it AAras once the home of a race  of cliff-thvellers. Articles of 'pottery  have fallen from the top of the mesa, so  this belief seems reasonable. Prof.  Libby and his party intend to explore  the tableland, if it is a possible thing.  TheA' Avill remain in camp at its base  until they are either successful or are  convinced that their endeavors are useless. They intend to avail themaelves  of several" devices to reach the top.  The first idea of Prof. Libby Avas to  take a mortar with the expedition, and  shoot a line oA'er the mesa at its narrowest point, Avhere it is only a feAv  yards Avide, the method being very  similar to that a doped by thelifesaving-  services. Recently, Prof. Libby became impressed Avith the utility of Mr.  Eddy's kites, and the Professor has  A'isited Mr. Eddy relative to the matter.  Prof. Libby Avill have material for a  dozen of 'Mr. Eddy's kites prepared.  They- '-will be constructed for use in the  extremely light Avinds preA'alent in the  vicinity of the lone table land. He Avill  ship the mortar, and cables and other  equipments for the expedition. If the  cable can be successfully hauled .over  the mesa's summit the party Avill rig- a  boatsAvain's chair on the cable, and thus  be able to ascend to the top of the tableland.���Scientific American.  I sing the woe of the concjuered, a winding sheet  for the slain; ��� ���  Oblivious gulf for those who fell, who struggled  and strove in vain.  Asi of old, the plaudits of thousands, may the  victorv in triumph stand;  While ihe'hlood of the vanquished trickles down  and reddens the yielding sand.  For the living the martiel music, and the dusting  laurel wreath;  Let the dead rest on forgotten, as a sword in a  rusty sheath,  On the face of youth and health and strength  should the blessing of sunshine fall;  A single shadow may well suffice the face that  turns to the wall.  And he who has taken a mortal hurt in the strenuous battle of life;  Lot him creep away from the dust and din, from  the arduous toil and strife.  Let him go as a wounded animal goes, alone, and  with the glazing eye,  To the depth of the silent fastnesses, in silence  there to die.  For the prow of the ship rides high and free that  baffles the savage gales.  And the wind and the rain is a requiem, for the  wreck of theiship that fails.  MARCH   MINERAL   CLAIM.  "My erring brother," said Ithe Salvation Army worker, "do you Icuoav that  it is just as great a sin to steal a pin as  to steal a dollar?"  "Gus vou got it about right," said  Billy the Dil. "After this I ain't goin'  to steal nothin' that ain't nothin'."  "So you succeeded in gaining her  father's consent."  "Yes; after 1 had played poker Avith  him a feAv times. He said he prefered  to keep his money in the family."���-Ex.  Mrs. McLubberty���Hoav did yez get  along A\'ik th'dintist, Murty?  McLuhberty���Shure,hemoighty neat-  kilt me, he lid; but, dedad, Oi hov the  laugh on him all th' same.  Airs. McLubberty���Is thot so?  McLubberty���Yi's, begorra; lie pulled  tooth'  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  Distriot.    Where located:���On  Slocan Lake, adjoining the Town of Silver-  ton on the south.  TAAKE NOTICE that I, C. W. Callahan, Free  1    Miner's Certificate No. 74615, 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 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  C.   W.   CALLAHAN  Dated this 4th day of June, 1897.  NOTICE.  OTTAWA   NO.   2   MINERAL   CLAIM.  th' wrong  -Judge.  Situate on North side Four Mile Creek, some  , Five   Mi'es   East   of   Silverton,    Slocan  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  TiAKE NOTICE that I,  Alfred Driscoll,  as  JL    agent for Geo. Fairburn, free miners' certificate No. 78,256, Paul Anderson, free miner's  certificate No. 70,262, Charles Anderson, free  miner's certificate No. 61,825, intend, 60 days  after   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 as under  Section 37 must be commenced, before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this 12th day of June, 1897. jel7-agl7  GREENLEAF  MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located?   Adjoining the   Clipper,   about   three   miles  above the town of New Denver.  fPAKE notice that we. the undernamed, A.  JL   Ferguson, free miner's certificate No.G7088,  J. Cummings, free minor's certificate No. 85357,  W. C. McKinnon, free miner's certificate Noi  81901, N. Angrignon, free miner's certificate  No. 79098, J. Cadden, free miners certificate No.  74051, intend sixty days from date hereof to  . apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of the aboA'e claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of impiwements.  Dated this 1st day of July, 1897.  QIXTY days after date I intend to apply to  O the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase 160 acres of  lam' more or less described as follows:���Beginning at a post planted on the West or right  bank of AVilson Creek, about } of a mile from  its mouth, and marked S. E. Corner A. M.  Wilson ,thence along the East Boundary line of  298, G 1. North, about 450 feet to a post marked N. E. Corner of Lot 298, G. 1,; thence West  along North Boundary of said Lot 208, G. 1,  about 900 feet more or less to a post marked  S. W. A. M. Wilson . thence North 40 chains ;  thence East 40 chains more or less to Bank of  Wilson Creek; thence following meanderings  of Wilson Creek in a southerly direction to  place of beginning. Containing by admeasurement I90 acres more or less.  PASSENGER  TRAINS  EACH   DAY.  EACH   DAY.  - Between .  On the-^  Rosebery, B.C , 28th May  A.  1897  M.  WILSON.  je3^ag3  NOTICE.  name?  A   MATTER   OF   EDUCATION.  I A\ras sitting  on a keg of nails in a  West Yirgina mountain store Avatching  a natiA'e dickering Avith the merchant  OA'er a trade of a basket of eggs for a  calico dress. After sometime a bargain  A\ras closed, the native Avalked out with  a dress in a bundle under his arm and I  folloAved him.  "It isn't any business of mine," I said,  "but I Avas Avatching- that trade, and  Avas surprised to see you let the egg-s  go for the dress."  "What fer?" he asked, in astonishment, as he mounted his horse.  "Hoav manv eggs did voii haA'e?"  "Basket full."  "Hoav manv dozen ?"  "Dunno.    Can't count," ���  "That's Avhere.you miss the advantages of education. You might haA'e  got two dresses Cor those eggs."  "But I didn't want tAA'o dresses Mister;" he argued.  "Perhaps not, but that Avas no reason  Avhy you should have paid two prices  for'one. The merchant g-ot. the advantage of you because of his education.  He knew Avhat he Avas about." He  looked at me for a minute, as if he felt  real sorry for me. Then he grinned  and pulled his horse OA'er close to me.  "1 reckon," he half Avhispered, casting  furtive glances toward the store, "his  eddicatfon ain't so much more'n mine  ez you think it is. He don't knoAv Iioav  many of them aigs is spiled, an' I do  and he rode aAvay before  further.���Current Literature.  What is   the   Devil's  quoth a little Hill urchin.  Why, he has no Christian name; responded his papa,   (joke).  And what's your name? quoth the  Judge vesterdav.  Smith..  And your business?  Locksmith.  Well, said the Judge Avith the gruff  Voice,- Lock Smith up.  Poor Heidsix has lost his job in the  postoffice.  You don't say!  Yes. Some crank mailed a letter addressed simply to The Greatest Man in  America, and" instead of sending it to  his chief Heidix sent it to Bob Fitzsim-  mons.���Indianapolis Journal.  Janie had been very naughty. At  night, after she had said her prayers,  her mother said: I hope, Janie, you  remembered, how naughty you have  been today and asked to be forgiven.  Well, l" didn't, replied Janie. You  really seemed to think I had been so  very bad 1 thought you Avouldn't like it  mentioned out of the family.  Ma, Avhere is Atoms?  Athens, you mean, my boy; don't  you?  No, ma'am ; T mean Atoms; because  Avhen a person is in a boiler explosion  they ahvays say he is blown to Atoms.  Two AVQinen entered a Geary-street  car yesterday, and each commenced  fumbling Avith her purse at about the  same time.  Let me pay, said one-  No, it's my turn, declared the other.  No, think'you paid last.  No, you paid my fare last, Let me,  Avon't you?  Oh, no, not for the Avorld. Its my  treat.  Well, all right."  Why, I'll declare!  my purse.    I must  ch'ano-e I had in it.  to pay.  The other Avoman flushed and looked  embarrassed, but she opened her purse  and tried to look surprised.  Why, I haven't a cent, either. Did I  spend'it Avhile I Avas Avith you? No?  Why, what could have become of it?  Ave are in a nice predicament.  As they left the car at the next corner  they boAved icily to each other and AA'ent  different Avays.-'���San Francisco Post.  "VTOTICE is hereby given, that sixty days after  ���^ date we intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and.'Works for permission,  to purchase the following described land, situated in the Slocan Mining Division, AA'est  Kootenay District, on Four Mile Creek, about  three miles from the town of Silverton:  Commencing at a post on the north side of  Four Mile Creek, marked " Kenneth Morrison,  C. A. Gardner and E. W.Bradshaw's northeast  corner," and running east 50 chains, thence  south 30 chains, thence west 50 chains, thence  north 30 chains to point of commencement,  and containing 100 acres more or less.  Dated the 8th day of July,'1897.  KENNETH MORRISON,  C. A. GARDNER,  jyl5-agl5 ��� E. W. BRADSHAW.  Trail and  Rossland  Ian & Western R'y  Run Made in one Hour.  No. 0 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects in  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at  Rossland  with   Red  Mountain "train  for  Spokane.  No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 12:30 p.m.; Connects with  C.P.R. main line Steames from the north  at Trail.  No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects  with C.P.R. main line Steamers for the  north ot Trail.  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen'l Supt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1897.  NOTICE.  JENNY LIND, ROBERTSON AND BEAVER  MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Situated on North side of Four Mile Creek,  some Five Miles East of Silverton, Slocan  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  HPAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driscoll, as  I agent for A. H Bremner, free miners, certificate No. 6G385, intend. 00 days after date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Crown grants of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this 12th day of June, 1897. jel7-agl7  HALTON CHIEF MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District, British Columbia.  Where located? On the O. K. Creek, a  tributary of the north fork of Carpenter  Creek,and about five miles northeast of  Three Forks:  npAKE NOTICE, that I, M. J Meeker, acting  1 as agent for E. S. Graham, free miner, certificate No. 80480, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for certificate of improA'ements, for the purpose of obtaining a croAvn grant for the above  claim.  And, further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improvements.  M. J. MEEKER.  Dated this, 22nd day of May, 1897. jy27  CAZUBAZUA MINERAL CLAIM.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 30 days from date  i\ I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and AVorks for a special license to cut  and carry away timber on the following described lands. Commencing at a post marked  No. 1 post, on the south of Four Mile creek  about 1000 feet west ofFennell creek, running  southerly 40 chains, thence east 120 chains,  thence north 80 chains,thence west 120 chains,  thence south 40 chains to point of commencement, about eight miles from Silverton, B.C.,  containing 9G0 acres.  G. C.  AVHARTON.  June 29, 1897.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that, a special meet-  ���*���? ing of the shareholders of the Alamo  Mining Company, Limited Liability, will be  held in the office of the Company at New Denver, B. C, on the 9th day of August, 1897, at 10  o'clock a.m., for the purpose of considering  the expediency of selling the whole or such  portion of the assets of the Company as may  be agreed upon at such meeting, and if agreed  upon, passing resolutions authorizing any  such proposed sale to be carried into effect,  and for such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting.  FRANK   COX,  Secretary  New Denver, B. C, June 21,1897.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  _RAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer     leaves    Nakusp    every  r> morning', making- cl ose connection  at  Revelstoke with trains   for  all points East or West  NOTICE.  I haven't a cent in  haA'e lost all the  I sntess you'll have  I could argue  Mario Change the Next Time.  Son���Pa, what is Avhisky straight ?  Father (Avho knows Avhereof)���Er���  well, my boy, a large SAvelled head; an  erroneous impression of great and sudden Avealth ; a disposition to fight a man  tAvtce your size; an aptness for making  the Avorld to appear lop-sided and to be  revolving rapidly; any one of them may  be properly called a whisky's trait:  A car load of Chatham wagons lias  just arrived in New Denver for  Bourne Bros.  Situate in the Slocan Mining DiA'ision of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: On Four  Mile creek about 4 miles east of the toAvn of  Silverton.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, acting  1    as agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 79256. and Frnnk Culver, free  miners' certificate No. GG005 intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Miniug  Recorder for it certificate  of   improvements  for the purpose of obtaing 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 improA'ements  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of June, 1897. jelO-aglO  WAKEFIELD   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   AVhere located: On Four  Mile Creek about 4 miles east of the town of  Silverton.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, acting  1    as agent for George Fairbairn. free miners'  certificate No. 79250, and J H. Wereley, free  miners' certificate No. 01607 Cpersonal representative for W. H. Smith), 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 37 must lie commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of June. 1897. jelO-aglC  VTOTICE is hereby given that SO days after  I\ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and VVorks for a lease of  the following described land, situated on the  west shore of the Columbia River, opposite the  town of Nakusp, for the purpose of opening up  and Avorking as a stone quary. viz.: Commencing at a post marked J. S. Lawi-ence's n. e.  co-iner post, running thence 20bhains westerly, thence 80 chains southerly, thence 20 chains  easterly, thence 80 chains northerly, following the lake shore to point of commencement.  J.   S.   LAWRENCE.  Dated. June 14th, 1897.  Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  H. DOUGLAS, Agent.  H. M. MacGregor,  Trav. Pass Agt,  Nelson,   or to E.  J.  Coyle,  Dist.  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby giA-en that we the undersigned intend, GO days after date, to make  application to the Chief Commissoner of Land  and Works for permission to purchase 160  acres of land situated 8 miles north-east of  Nakusp on Koos Kanack Creek, /on the north  shore of Upper Arrow Lake, West Kootenay  District, commencing at Initial Post No. 1,  south from No. 1 post 40 chains, east thence 40  chains, north thence 40 chains, west to place  of commencement.  LYLAND   McDOUGALD.  WILLIAM   HUSTON.  Stakes dated 5th of May, 1897. je3-ag3  1  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  fled  Mountain  RAILWAYS  NOTICE.  HIDDEN TREASURE MINERAL CLAIM.  i  Ham ! Did I ever expect to see you 111  .mourning for yourself."  Trembling Vith emotion, lie soon  after shook "hands Avith Mr. Thomson,  saying penitently as he did so, "Oh,  that 1 had kept niy promise !"  ''Oh, if I had kept my promise!" is  A young dandy Avalked into the bar  of a country public house one day, and  receiA'ing- a respectable salutation from  a "joskin"-Avho stood near, ordered  drinks for two, handing a soA'ereign in  payment, saying that he had nothing  less. The waitress Avas obliged to take  the coin to her mistress for change, but  soon returned and asked if he would  ff l^iarJie '""*as I CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  SITTING of the County Court of Kootenay  will lie holden at Now Denver, on Thursday the 20th .July, 1S07, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  E.   T.   H.   SBLPKINS,  Acting Registrar of the Court.  Dated at Nelson, 3rd June. 1807.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located?  About 800 feet from left fork of Sandon  Creek, and runs parallel with Slocan King  .and Emma claims.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned,  1 George Alexander. Free Miners' Certificate  No. 74000, intend, sixty days from 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 :J7, must be commenced   before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  GEORGE ALEXANDER  Dated this 24th day of May. 1807. jeS-aga  The estate of W. H. Smith, deceased.  All persons haA'ing claims against the above  estate are requested to forward same to the  undersigned for settlement on or before the  21st of Julj'j 1897. And any person indebted to  said estate is requested to settle with the undersigned on or before the said 21st of July,  1897. J. H. AVERLEY,      '  Administrator of the estate of W. H. Smith,  deceased.  Dated, this 7th day of July, 1897.  NOTICE.  VTOTICE is hereby given that Charles Webster  l\ Callahan is no 'longer engineer for, and  has no power to act in any way for the Van-  oouA-er & British Columbia General Exploration Co., or the Galena Mines Ld.  EVANS. COLEMAN & EA'ANS.  Vancouver, B.C., J illy 5,1897. Agents.  jj-8-agS '-���  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leaa'e.  9:10 a.m.  11:00 " ',  8:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  ARKlA'E.  5:45 p.m.  3:40   "  6:40 p.m.  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 &SL0GANRY  TIME CARD No. 1.  JO-JO   MINERAL   CLAIM.  TA  the silent Avail of many  Youth's Companion.  a ruined life.-  GAVE   HIMSELF   UP   To   DEATH  Feelings  of a  Man   AVho   Fell   Into   an !  Abandoned Shaft.  P.-D. Smith, an old book man, tells a  most interesting story of Iioav it feels  to he buried alive,saysthe Los Angeles  Record. For one hour he lay at the  bottom of a deserted mine shaft and  >vas only saved by a dog that Avhined  and hoAAied at a neighbor's house. Just  after a recent storm Mr. Smith A\rent  prospecting in Deer canyon, a branch  of the Big Tejunga, in the San Fernando range. He Avas removing some timber about the top of an old shaft, Avhen  the rotten Avood gave A\ray and carried  him to the bottom of the shaft.   A heaA-v  A minute later, taking adA'antage of  the girl's momentary'" absence, the  dandy nudged the laborer's arm, and  said:' "Look here, friend, Avhat do you  say to getting drinks for nothing?" '  "WhV, I'se <ramc, a-course."  "Weil, then, I'll lend you the soa-  erig'H, and you order drinks."  The exchange Avas soon effected, and  Hodge knocked loudly on the counter.  "Same dose ogain," he said,A\iien the  maiden appeared, and diving deep  doAvn into his trousers pocket fished up  the soverign.  "Talc' change oot o' that," he said  coolly.  After another brief disappearance,the  A'oung Avoman returned and handed  'oversixteen shillings change. i  for  the drinks *'  ANTOINE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situated in the Slocan MiningDivision of AArest  Kootenay District.    AA'liere located: In the  Rubv Silver Basin, adjoining the Surprise  Basin.  TAKE NOTIOEthat I, George Alexander, free  1   miner's certificate, No. 7-1000,   for myself  and as agent for C. H. Green, free minor's certificate No.  7770-1,   and for Alex Smith,  free  miner's certificate No. 7-11 OS,   intend 0.) 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  sectioni)7 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 31th day of June, 1807.  GEORGE ALEXANDER.  Posted at��� Antoiue Mine, 3) June, 1807, by J.  C. Ryan. jylo-aglo  Situate   in   the  Slocan   Minimi Division    of  West Kootenay District.   Where located:  On North Fork of  Carpenter Creek, about  five miles above Throe Forks.  \-VKE NOTICE that I. Thomas Sinclair Gore,  icting   as   agent,   for  Alice Trcnery.  free  miners' certificate No. 7 l:.'fi."> and   A.L.Davenport, free miners' certificate No. 7-1S08. intend,  sixty days  from the  date hereof,  to  apply to  the-Alining 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 :-!7. must be commenced, before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  T.   S.   GORE.  Dated this '_'(ith day of May. 1R!17.  NOTICE  .   All accounts owing the late firm of Hunter,  McKinnon & Co.. must be settled by August  st. or they will be placed   in Court for settle-  nent. AVm. H.UNTEK & Co.,  Silverton and Three Forks  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  IN EFFECT WED.J0V. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave S 00 A.M.  Kaslo  A rrive  . 3 SO P.M  "  s no    '���  South Fork  11  3 15     "  "   <�� 31!     "  Sproule's  c.  2 15     "  "   0 51     "  AAThitewater  "  CO     "  '��� 10 03     ���'  Bear Lake  (;  1 4��     ���'  " 10 18      "  MeGuigan  [{  1 33     "  - 11) :io     "  Bailev's  u  1 21     '���  ���' 10 il8      "  Junction  a  1 li'   ' "  Arr. 10 50    "   .  Sandon  LeaA'e  1 00     "  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Alugr.  R. W. BRYAN,  Supt. and Ass't Treas  EMPIRE  NO.   1.  of  AVhere located:  Lib out one and a half  DEMOCRAT MINERAL CLAIM.  The sequel may be imagined.  Humble   Circumstances.  ''There's   sixpence .,  she said, "and three-and-sixpenee Avhat Situated in the slocan Minim? Division  of  ���     ���   i i    ii-   ,i ����� ...���o;,,,'(��� ,.^-��� ���' i        AA est Kootenay District.     A\ here located:  miSSlS has chalked up against A OU. ;        Southeast of the Twin Lakes.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg, as  1 agent for John G. Steel, free miner's certificate No. 81!)*.' and William B. Cash, free  miner's certificate No. 78ii!l!), intend, sixtj- days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, tor  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above elnim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 15th day of July, 18!>7.  Meehe all de Avorld's a theater, as the  poet says," mused Mr. Perry Patettie,  "hut the only box 1 have had at the  performance" lias been a box-car."���Cincinnati Enquirer.  NO:   5   AND    BRYAN  MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situated in the   Slocan   Mining   Division  West Kootenay District-  On Carpenter Creek  miles above Cody.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Charles Moore, acting  as agent for A.C.Holland, free miner's  certificate No. 801'��5 and John McNeill, free  miner's certificate No. 77851, 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 oi  the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this iMtli day of May, 18!I7.  my_'7-.jy-'7 CHARLES MOORE.  On Kootfnav Lake and K'ver.  Time Card in  Effect July 12th. 1807.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice?  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passengei trains of the.N. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Thrnugh   tickets sold at   Lowest  Kates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  THE   STEAMER  Lv  Lv  Kaslo for Nelson and way points. 5:45 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:10 p  m.: Spokane, o p.m.  Nelson for Kaslo and way points. 5.30 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.: Rossland, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  Will leave NEW  afternoon   upon  from Sandon,  DENVER,  arrival  of  every  train  FOR SILVERTON,   SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE   POINTS.  Will leave SLOCAN CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  NOTICE.  from  VTOTICE is hereby given that 31 days  1\ date I will apply to the Stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay for a license to sell  liquor by retail at his hotel in Silverton, Slocan District, West Kootenay.  THOMAS   CLAIR.  Silverton, June 25,1807.  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo. etc, Tues., A\red.. Thurs.;  Fri., Sat.; 0:3<i a.m .    Ar. Kaslo. lL':.'i0, p.m.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Men., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs.. Fri.; 5 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, 0 p.m.  BONNER'S FERRY and KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Lv. Kaslo. Sat.,0.3 i p. m: Ar. Boundary, Sun.  it a.m.; Aj. Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 10.30 a.m.  Lv Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 1p.m.: Ar. Boundary. Sun., 5 p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connecton at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m.,  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. HO, July 13,1807  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  S. T.N. CO.. Ltd.,  June 1,1807.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  Avell furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  i&&$^#?^^^^  RnWTOHSflEOTOTWS 8  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 22, 1897.  Fourth Team  MINING   RECORDS.  the   Assessments  -Fennel  creek, D   Bell-  Recorded at New  Denver.  Transfers and Locations:  LOCATIONS.  July 13  Blue Peter Fraction-  Irving,  July 14  Lost Treasure���Wilson, Jas Farrell  Gognon���Carpenter, AV E Innes  Julv 15  Liberty Bell���Cody, John McNeil  Moneterey Fraction���O K creek, A G Provine  Albert Fraction���same, F S Meeker  Jubilee���Carpenter,  Nat Sloan. David Sloan,  John Docksteader ,  Lake View���Eight Mile, R F Thompson  Richmond���New Denver, P A Pherson  July 16  Protestant Boy���Opp Denver, Slocan Lake, Geo  T Haggarty, Henry Heuer  Sincher Fraction���Best Basin, G W Hughes  Oregon���Wilson, E J Tracy.  Maggie Smith���Granite croek, J W Breehtel.  Bell Fraction and Rio Fraction���Best Basin, M  J Sweeny, Dan Cosgriff  Jnlia and Bonaparte���FeDuel creek, L J Lebert  Deer Park���Cod. '  Columbia���same.  Lake View���same, John Docksteader  Vicioria���Four Mile, Anthony Gem, G F Cold-  well  July 17  San Salvada���Silverton, Martin Berrigan  Overall and Buffalo���Carpenter, A J Hayward  J McCune���Lexington  No 3, Polly,  Sunnvside  Fraction, j-20,000.  E J McCune to  A W McCune-^ interest  in  Lexington No 3, Sunnyside Fraction and Polly,  AINSWORTH   MINING   DIVISION.  ^siiffliiiiinfflniiniiiiiiiiiminiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiniimia^  I NEWS IN PLACE 1  %l!llll]!IUlillllilllllllllllll!l!llllllllll[||l|l!llllllllllllilll!lllll!l!llll!l!IIHU#  Mara Avas in NeAv Denver this  ly, August Anderson.  -,- AV L O'Connell  uly:  Hai  artney���s.e. New Denver, D D McGillivray  Arden���Same, E Shannon  Liberty���Wilson, Wm Hicks .  Little Maggie���North Rosebery, D M Eryin  Refuge audi"  -Bet Fennell and Granite  i Llewellyn  creeks."H D McDonald  July 20  Margarett���Codv, W E Kennedy  ,Iron Cap and A\vingham���AVilson, Jas Comer-  ford  White Granite���same, Patsy Comerford  DonaldBon and Mountain Brow���same, E J  Donaldson  Hoplona���same, Jas Comerford  Pompia Fraction���Carpenter, Peter Chisholm  Queen's Jubilee and Unexpected���same, C Van-  moerkerke, R Mitchel, Peter Chisholm  Grand View���D/anhoe Basin, A C McGee and  C H Chapman  Snow Bird���s e New Denver, M L Nicholson  Ally L���Wilson, Chas Birce, Ernest Clarke  ASSESSMENTS.  July 13  Stanley, Yankee Boy���Recorded Owners  Lone Star. Sandow���same.  Hustler, Chatham���Recorded holders  July 14  Cable���P J Hickey  Rushford, General Sheridan���M R W Rath-  borne  Shady, Gypsy Queen���J D Giegerieh etal  Lookout���Recorded owner  Sliver Bell No 2���M J Sweeny et al  July 15  La Mont���Ed Stewart  La Paloma���S T Walker  Oxford���Recorded owners  Lone Star and Blue Grouse���Jas D Sword, Wm  E Mann. Jas L Montgomery  LOCATIONS.  July 12  Hanson. Jno Clinton; Orohan Boy, A\r L McLaughlin; Boulder ,J M McKenzie and F K Me-  Broom; Extension, F S AndreAvs; Pontiac, F A  Heap; Orphan Boy, D M Gilhland, Peter Nelson  and Gus Schilling; Lake View, Francis Vint. R  R Cameron; Liberty, G A Simmonds, E J Matthews; 4th of July, Geo Stowe; Jess,AV F Gordon  Independence, Jno Morgen; Joy Bells, Kedive,  Lucknow, Maid of the Mist, Jacob Green, Clyde  Coons, Edward Evans; Silver Pike, Ben Heter-  son; Running AVater, D A Brien; Lake View,  same; Low Water S A Drake; Still AArater,John  AV Livers; High AVater, W V Pap worth: Little  Daisy, Hugh McDonald, R A McKay; Plunger,  Robert Small; Three Friends, J A Davidson;  I July 13  ' Snow Hill, C F Cole; Snow Drop, Oscar Johnson; Chloride, same; Roberg, Oscar Johnson, S  Anderson; Vbllcano, S Anderson; St Lawrence,  M D Clements; Side Hill, J C Wallek; Homme  Bird, John Sampson; Giant, M Murphy; Black  Diamond, Mike Ryan; Drum Lumon, James A  Donahue: Salina Fraction, Sam Houson; Sunday  Sun, Bryan Flaherty; Bellmont, Otto Nelson;  Tiger, same; Masalo, J A McVichie; Green Lake  John Rodclifi; Apev, \V E Boie: Crescent, same;  Mountain VieAv, E J Bkinchard; Lucky Jack, J  H StraguCMCHmax, J H Strague, N D McDintosh  Ida, N O Mcintosh; Silver Age. M D Clements;  Sandon, J M Harris; Troy, P Lilidquist; Quinine  J M Gillis; Granite Cliff-; Alex Linnrath.  July 1-i  Ag  io organize   a  J. A  Aveek.  Slocan City   is   about  lodge of Orangemen.  Fever is pre\ralent in toAvn, several  cases being reported.  The  Sandon   club is undergoing a  course of reorganization.  Buildings are going up so fast that  the toAvnsite is lost to vie.Av.  Purer   Avater   is needed in Denver.  The present supply is surface Avater.  The rendition of the open air concert  Saturday evening Avas  ated.  greatly  appreci-  Cleopatra  Tolden King,  July 16  Aiolet-D D Mann  Evening���Recorded owner  Alice���Patrick McCue  Kydio���J II Currie  July 17  Standby and Sixty-Three���Dan McDonald  Golden Chariot, Willard���M E Brayden  Glencairn���J II Cory  Victor No 2���A C Allen  Jessie Fraction'-A B Docksteader  July 10  Rupert���D H Gibson  Sutton���A E Scott  Florence S���A S Scott et al  G O P���John Tinling  Summit Fraction���C B Taylor and S T Walker  Congo���Luke Sweeter  Lyda���Wm Valentine  Bessie���J A McDouald  Southern Girl, Broncho���Ed Bartlett  Hinckeley���Recorded owners.  TRANSFERS.  July 13  J F Foley to M L Grimmett���All interest in  Sligo, July 12, a  July 14  Peter A McDougall to Margaret McFall and  Marein Lees���J Little Joe. July 12, Si  SK Green to W D Vincent-All interest in  Laughing AVaters and Far Away, Feb 20, SI.  D R McLean to W D Vincent���J Laughing  Waters and Far Away, June 15, $1  July 15  Duncan D McDonald to Thos M Rae���1/5 Lake-  view, July l,��l  W J Laughlin to D D McDonald���1/5 Royal  Five, July 3, $1  Thos AfcRiie to D D McDonald���1/5 Jeanie.July  1. *1  AVm Ryan to Geo J MacKenzie- �� Shareholder,  July 19, a  AVm Rcdimth to Elmer Everett���J Silver Blossom. June 18, $15  Julv 1(5  Walter Carruthers to Byron N White���J Fourth  of J uly and Noonday, Feb 8, *l  August Anderson to W L O'Connell���The Night  Owl, Julv 10, Si  Bruce white to E H Thomliiison���1/5Blue Jay,  July 8, SI  John J McGuiga-i to same���1/5 Blue Joy, July  9, *l  A\rm M Hennessey to same���1/10 Blue Jay,  July 5, n  Geo F Hayward to same���1/20 Blue Jay, July 7,  $1  E H Tliomlinson to Last Chance M & M Co-  19/20 Blue Jay, July 11, $1  Duncan Graham and Joseph Saulter te George  Brine���The Black Bess. June 14, $1  Thomas Daniels to J E Burns���1/0 William  John, July Hi, tl  July 17  SRFrazierto Phil Abrahams���1/G Saref and  Fargec, July 15. Si  July 19  Mrs Emma E Turner to Luke Sweetser���J Congo, Jan 29, '91. SI   '  G W Coplin to M M Fry���\ Cube, Feb 20, '94,:&  P J Mickey to \V Gordon Ross���Sandow and  Lone Star No 3, Tune 2<i- S2.000  W Gordon Ross to Shire Mines, Ltd���All interest in Sandow and Lone Star No 3, July 5, ��1  Henry Aylwin to Andrew Jacobson���J Campania and Brittania, Julv 19, *300  John Iiindholm to JasNicholson���The Garfield,  July 5, s5o  Fair Haven, Francis Herbert; v.iu  ness, Henrietta, Lulu, B F Shields; G^.��v.. ��.....��,,  Ed VVilson; Sleepy   Eye, Frank Alstrom;  Iron  Hill, Joe Casazza; Lynx, M A Bucke.  July 15  Victoria, Orin Barber; Maple Leaf. Peter Me-  Ewen; Lillie, Graham Campbell; Meaford, J  Murry; Percy, Robt Robertson: Butterfly, W B  Kelley; Mohawk. Peter McEwen, Geo w Tavlor;  Constitution, R J Marston; Monitor, same; 'Neosho South End, Thos Coyryer; Lost Boy, W H  Gatward; Great Eastern, L A Jarnigan; Jennie  D, J F AVilson;  Albina. Jos Davis.  July 16  Germania, D F Strobeck; Nora. R W Prentice;  Nellie M Fraction, E D Dumas; Silver Prince,  Alex Ruffelo; C J Harmanson, C J Harmanson;  Dora, James Harris; 49, Thos Clarke; Bob Tail,  John AVright; Silver Queen, G W Taylor; Silver  Tip, same.  July 17  Mountain Bluff, Dolph Johnson, Chas Borgson,  Uno Olson; Zula. C D McKenzie: White Queen,  J B Billings, R J Shenson, H C Gillespie, D Remington.  The O. P. R. has made an offer to  Heinze for his road betAveen Robson and  Trail.  The Grand Chancellor Commander  K. of P. will visit NeAv DeiiArer about  August 10.  It is said that the K. & S. railway  will run a branch up the south fork of  Kaslo creek.  Slocan Citv's lacrosse team refused to  accept NeAV "Denver's challenge to play  here on the 23rd.  There is talk of an athletic club being  organized here. It is the same old proposition Avith neAv frills.  F  YOU A  a Tenderfoot, and feel  men excavating1  TRANSFERS.  July 12  Edward C Ward to Hillside Silver Mining Co-  Last Chance, Jackson basin, June 30; Si  Partnership registered. Chas Behaman, Edward  C AVard. Frank Fortin, May 25, '97  S Rickard claims under partnership agreement,  1 in Gold Boy, Aggo. Silver Drip and Nickle  Plate  July 13  Chas S Allmen to Henry Croft���Cuba No 2,  Schroder creek  R C Campbell-Johnston to C K Milbdurne���option on 51/100 of I C,near Whitewater; July 10  July 14  Chas Sampson, Joe Casezza, John Sampson to  T A Sherwood���option to bond Homme Bird, Bir-  mark, Mountain Bird, on Bridge creek; July 12  July 15  John Edmunds to Joseph Blanchard, Peter  Sauquest and Henry Johnston���all interest in  Black Prince, Pole Star and Phoenix. Canyon  creek, July 10; SI  G A   Eastman   to   Frank   Brendt�����   Johanna  Boulder creek, July 10; $225  Murdock McKeuztc to G A Eastman���h Johan-  na.Boulder creek, July 10, $112.50  Elmer E Coy to John F Wilson���2/5 Volney  Canyon creek, July 15; si  Andrew Nelson to Uuo Olson and Dolph Johnson���Sophia, Woodbury creek, July 16; $200  W J Trethewey to R' E Brown���option on his  interest in Nancy Hanks, Fresno, Lost Link,  Maud S and Hazel, S2000  July 17  John P Redding to Henry Eummelcn���J Kootenay Star, July 16; $1  Geo Stowe to EdAvard J Matthews���J Garnet  Fraction, A\7hite Grouse, July 14; S50  H M Ritner to \V A Boss���Easter, near Whitewater, June 15: S1000  AArilliam A Boss to R E Brown���Easter, near  Whitewater, June 22; *1000  TECronin, L McLean, RF Green to B N A  Mining Co���Humming Bird, B N A and Onoho,  May 15; SI  SILVERTON.  IS  The mouth   of  Four Mile  creek  croAvded at present Avith fishermen.  The Wakefield is sending doAvn about  20 sacks of ore per day as a trial shipment.  The  banking   firm   of    Hoffman   &  Avill   moA7e their   office  to   the  Bremner block.  Messrs. Dunn & Gallagher have a  lara-e  force  of men at   work on   the  Dr. Brett has fifty  for his neAv hotel at the Halcyon Hot  Springs, on Aitoav lake.  C. E. Stauffer -will hear of something  to his advantage by sending his address to Box 20, NeAArT)enver.  About 7000 men Avill be employed in  building the Ci'oav's Nest Raihvay.  Work commenced last Thursday.  The frame of the new hospital building is up and NeAv Denver Avill soon  have the best hospital in Kootenay.  Work on the Presbyterian church is  under Avay and soon NeAv Denver Avill  have tAvo very commodious houses of  Avorship.  In the neighborhood of 1000 men are  employed on the C. P. R. branch from  Slocan City. They are Avorking- from  both ends."  Slocan City is to haA'e improved postal  service���at least it is to be hoped so���  and a money order office will be established there".  D. H. Kirk has opened a Avatch repairing shop in Silverton. Knox Bros,  have rented a shop in the same toAvn  for the same purpose.  The NeAvmarket, Avith all its additions  and renoA'ations, is one of the most comfortable houses in the Slocan. and Proprietor Stege is very proud of it.  Slocan City's lacrosse team are on the  make. They have.S250 cash they Iuioav  not Avhat to do Avith, and Avant "to giAre  it to'any team that can best them.  The neAv   steamer   iioav building at  Nakusp for the C.P.R.  Avill be faster in  speed,* and have more  chineiw than  B.C.   "  Other tOAvns in the Slocan may OA'erdo  themselves and fall into decline, but  NeAV Denvar keeps pegging away at a  sensible gait, and soon she'll outstrip  them all.  A. S. Campbell, formerly Avith the  Grand Trunk and later Avith the GJreat  Northern, has been appointed agent at  Sandon of the K. & S. railroad, in place  of W. H. Lily.  There are about forty Freemasons in  Sandon and it has been determined to  form a lodge and to lease the Avhole upper floor of the new Harris building for  a Masonic hall.  KNOX BROS/  SPRING  SPECIALTY ;9J  is everything in the Hi  of Restaurant and Be  Silverware. We hand!  only the celebrated  Rodger Bros'  184f  Knives,  Forks,   Spoon]  Ladles,      Bar    Spoony  Lemon Knives, etc.  Special   rates  on  such   orders.      See oi;  latest and most artist?  designs of jewelry.  RICE  Call on  anything'  poAverful   ma-  of its  size  in  Wm.  Hunter  &Co���  Slocan  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital hj  been opened at Sandon under tf  medical superintendence of Dl  P. II. POWERS. Subscribers on pr  sentation of their orders or tickets'  the Sandon office will receive medic  or surgical treatment and the nece  sary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admittl  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners   in   regular   employ,  si  scribing through their payroll,  c<  secure all the privilege 3 of theaboA  For further information apply toj  J. B. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.CJ  At Silverton,  And look at the big pile of  READY MADE  CLOTHING  That Bill Hunter and his Clerks are  Wishing to be-  M.  Craig  SLOGAN   CITY    UECORDS.  Locution*,   AsHoHBiiieiits   and   Transfers  LOCATIONS.  July l'J  Stinnvsidc. Fractional, W P Camoron and D  Roiw; Minnie E C, F G Carlisle: Royal Exchange, A Hroiulinan ctal; Central Fractional,  J Saulter: Granite, J McKinnon; Hopedale, J  Callings, Rocky Road. A K Hillman and A M  Uogors ; Albion, J 1' Driscoll.  July 13  Atlantic, A G Lambert.  July 11  Garlield, D Powers; Cold Blow Fraction, P  Hauck; Silver Knob, J Cory! Shoo Fly, AC  Allen; York, A G Lambert; Highland, H  Smith; Golden AVedtfe Fraction, H Smith;  Orange, T Ilyland.  July LI  Doiitfln.?. R H Hradshw; Lucky Hov, J Croft,  Standard, A McWilliam et al: Florence, J H  Doiitfla.x; Lost Treasure, AV E Newman, Lady  ElfMn, C Ward.  July US  Pcrle, W P Cameron and D Ross.  Julv 17  Nellie 11, J AV Hlench; Green Boy, John Biu-  ish  July 10  Topsy, Patrick Owens; Sadie, Thos Barrett;  Nymph, Geo B Powell; Kensington, H C Tliomlinson; Juanita, J M Hughes; Heave away, C L  Copp; Orillia, C F Nelson.  ASSKSSMKNT8.  July 12  Bird. Gladstone, Pacific, Rainbow, Lillie B,  Lost Cabin, Col. Seller, Kathleen Madonna, Tin  Plate, Tiger. Deadwood, Bland, Howard Fraction, Tiger Fraction, Exchange, Manhattan,  Moxle Swarthmore, Denbigh, Skylight, Manon,  Ada Kchan, Pure Luck, Comstock, Barney  Barnato, Flagstaff, Enin.et.  July 19  King Billy, Manxman, Iowa Boy, Bright  Light, Allcorn, Slug Ten, Simcoe, G-atineau,  Heather Bell, Snowstorm, St. Paul, Balfour, Royal Arthur, Charmer, Golden Bazar, Mountain  Flower, Sodebar, Ma trice, Pontiac.  THAXSHKKS.  Julv 12  Archibald Grant to A Stcrrit���J llntcrest Florence No 2  July M  Joseph Law and Thomas A Armstrong to F  Sherry���.J interest Kdna,?100  July 1.1  David Suthcrlandand Thos Montgomery to E  bridge on Lake ave  A supper and dance aa'HI be given  the NeAv Dem-er brass band at the  Thorburn house this evening.  MattheA\rs Bros, are clearing -xip then-  lot next to the site of Pitts Bros. 011  Lake aA*e., preparatory to building.  Messrs. CraAvford & McMillan will  open a Avholesale grocer and liquor  business in the neAv toAvnsite building.  Rev. R. PoA\rell conducted services  here as usual last Sunday in the neA\-  toAvnsite office. In the evening services  AArere conducted by Mr. Roper.  J. McKinnon & Co. have opened their  store and are prepared to carry on an  extensiAre business. The warehouse  at the depot has been croAvded for days  Avith their imports.  J.N. Barrie of Rossland, Avill soon  have his building finished and Avill conduct a restaurant in one portion of it.  A stock of gent's furnishing -will be  carried in the other portion of his  building.  The site for the Silverton church A\-as  decided on last A\reek. It is to be on  Alpha ave on the east side of Lake  ave. The folloAving have been appointed a building committee and the contract for building Avill be let immediately. Messrs. McRobie, Sinclair, Roper,  Suckling, Craig, PoAA'ell, Holtz and J.  Horton. A meeting of the committee  Avas held on Tuesday evening and a  secretarv elected.  The C. P. R. buildings to go up at  Slocan City avIII be highly creditable  ones. The section house is" now under  Avay and it A\rill be folloA\Ted by a A7ery  fine station and warehouse.  Mrs. J. C. Bolander and Mr. and Mrs.  BroA\'ii left this AAreek for Spokane. Mrs.  Bolander A\rill proceed to Colorado,  Avhere she A\ill spend some months at  that state's famous springs.  Jas. Delaney and A\rife returned to  Ncav Denver Saturday, after several  Aveeks spent sight-seeing on the ArroAV  Lakes and elseAvhere. *" It is stated the  Grand Central Avill soon be re-opened.  Messrs. Miller & Brisbois, avIio a short  time ago leased the Wharton saAv mill  across the lake, haAre. since erected  several buildings there and arc sawing  timber as rapidly as the. mill's capacity  A\rill permit.  It is desired to 'make the basket picnic, to be given Friday in the groA'e  near Taylor's dairy, for the Sunday  school children, one"of the most enjoyable eArer held, and ag-eneral invitation  is extended to all to participate,  The electric light plant is to be moved  from its present location closer to the  lake shore, and Avill be placed in position to be run as soon as practicable,  new capital having been interested.  NeAv DeiiArer Avill yet be electric lighted  ���not in spots and odd moments, but  steadily, regularly, nightly, and all  over.  While the steamer Sloean Avas at the  dock the-other day, in New Denver, a  prospector named Daniels had a SI bill  bloAAii out of his hand into the lake by  one of the gentle zephyrs so common in  this country. He immediately jumped  OA'erboard,' caught the William in his  teeth and SAvam ashore amid the  plaudits of the multitude. Daniels is  all right. He may haA'e money to burn,  but evidentlv none for a Avatery grave  Can not do better than place 1  Orders  with  us.     Perfect lit  good work guaranteed.  A. WILSON,  The reliable Slocan Tailor,  Williamson Block, New DciiArcr, 1  ��-<^<^-0'<*-o^r��^*^rMr>-r>-<i  at Cost  Bill says that the Slocan people will miss  One  of  the  Great  of a  *     BOURNE  BROS,  Di,  LERS IN  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATS,  ERAl\,    -T('"\v  J   NEW DENVER,  �� B.C.  F.LOCASTO,  NeAv Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, '  baecoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  E. Parris & Co J  SLOCAN  CITY   and   TEN   Mil  NAKUSP.  ' Nakusp for its size has the best hotels  in the country. The Grand hotel, Avith  its 30 elegant rooms, is conducted by  James McNeil. The Leland house will  have 50 plastered rooms Avhen the addition iioav under construction is throAvn  open. Mrs. McDougald, the proprietor  of this Avell-knoAvn hotel, is to be congratulated for the able and energetic  manner in Avhich she has built tip one of  the largest hotels in all Kootenav.  The local order of Knight of Pythias  has leased the CleArer hall for a lodge  room, and Avill give a grand ball on the  evening of August 13.  Town sites.  E. P. Bremner has staked a townsite  at the head of Kaslo creek.  J. L. Tfpping recently staked a toAvn-  site at the head of Kokanee creek, and  sold a quarter interest in it for $700. It  is to be surveyed and placed on the market this fall.  Tom Reid and Bob Covington call  their neAv toAvnsite on Ten Mile creek,  Enterprise. Two or three buildings are  being erected and Gorman West intends  to embark in the store business at that  point.  The construction of the wagon road  from New Denver has been retarded by  the difficulty in procuring an engineer to  run a line. "Chas. Foss is hoav making a  preliminary examination of the proposed  road.  If they do not get in early and avoid the  rush. He may have to hire an extra  clerk when the world reads this ad, but  is willing to take chances.  Locate  a  vanishes.  suit before   the   opportunity  A full line of Prospectors' and Miif  Supplies at Ten Mile Store.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEME^i  HENCKLEY MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mininp Division of ���"  Kootenay District.    Where located: Al  2i miles from Three Forks Hotel,  on i|  hand side of Carpenter creek, on tlief  creek opposite Pnyne mountain.  rpAKE NOTICE, That I, C. A. Stoess. of K|  JL    B.C., acting as agent for the Hincklejl  Black Colt Mining Company,   Limited,'"  miner's certificate No. 81,650. intend, sixty'i  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mil  Recorder for a certificate of improvement^  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  above claim.      And, further take notice.\  action under section 37, must be commtj  before the issuance of such  certificate of  provements.  Dated this 17th day of July, 1897.  BLACK COLT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  Kootenay District.    AArhere located:  the Hinckley on the south; a relocati j  the Montana. l"  TAKE NOTICE, That I. C. A. Stoess, of F  .1   B C., acting as agent for the HincklejJ  Black   Colt  Mining Company,  Limited!  miner's certificate No, 81,050, intend, sixt:  from the date hereof,  to  apply to the M',8  Recorder for a certificate of improvement,!  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant <'{  above claim.  And further take notice that action, il  section  37,  must  be   commenced beforn  issuance of such certificate of Improvem \  Dated this 17th day of July, 1807.


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