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Array ;.//  I.  70LUME IV. No. 41.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 8, 1897.  Price, ��2 00 a Year.  DOMINION DAY  low it was Celebrated by New  Benverites on the First.  New visitors present  [he Weather was Not What Ought  to Have Been, but There was a  Good Day's Sport for All.  The day was a grand one.    It opened  ear and bright.    As  early as 4 o'clock'  ie   warm   sunshine   spread    o'er   tlie  lountain  tops, in  the  shallow valleys  id along the shore-,  of   the   beautiful  .ke, that reflected back the magnificent  'lountain scenery  looming up on  every  ind.    The lake was as  calm as  a mill  [ >nd, and the sun's rays shining  softly  ���"oon it made it a mirror of such  power  id magnitude  as to fairly dazzle  the  ���es. -The scene was one of unsurpassed  ���andeur.    On every hand Dame Nature  emed to   have   administered   to   her  dldren a dose of'the elixir of life, for  1 was vigor, joy and strife.   The birds  the woods 'seemed  to  render a  new  .ng, the fish'of the deep jumped into  e air for joy (and Avat'er flies), the ahi-  i;uls extinct were given a new lease on  ;e,   and   the   great   mountain   gorges  hoed and re-echoed the chorus herald-  by all, "To Denver, New Denver, this  r Natal  Day."  The steamer Slocan brought hundreds  bin the sister towns on the, lake. Skill City was depopulated. Her citizens,  Cognizing the interest taken by  Den-  ' rites in the. celebration there on the  th of May, and desiring to return the  .npliment by attending the celebration  'tre in a like manner, forgot, or laid  Ide, their businesses- for tlie day, and  'arded. the majestic  Slocan en  masse.  ' riving here before 0 o'clock they were  abled to capture the town before Den-  ��� had fully recovered from her night's  t mber. .Happily the New Den ver brass  nd of  twenty pieces   went to   Slocan  ity the evening  before  to accompany  'z excursionists hither in the. -morning,  l the hoys managed to keep the Slo-  ites out of mischief until our orderly  ef of police had donned his finest and  .-? able to make himself consi>icuous  the streets! Other cities, on the hike  re as well represented as was Slocan,  .1  Sandon, Makusp and Kaslo  sent a  !^ud representation.--A select few had  naged to make through connections  ai the Old World and tlie "Mother Sod  i>ductioiis were here to participate.  .lie sports of the day were carried out  iSt agreeably to  all,  particularly  the  J'.iatic specialties.    Tlie day was closed  h a grand ball, dancing taking  place  j':he partly finished Clever block, with  soft.moon's rays coming in   through  open  windows.    The evening  was a  i.-leal balmy Slocan evening. Warm,  iraild idealistic. Music was wafted  in every direction ; gentlemen in even-  ,; dress, ladies in party attire, children  ���ing on tlie green.    The  first of .Inly  >i   a day   grandly   realistic, superbly  utiful, damnably wet.  i.bove is as it might have been, below  as   it was:    Owing   to the   elements  w Denver's Dominion Day celebration  3   not a   howling success.    A  heavy  vnpourof  rain the night before  and  continuation   in   the   morning, pre-  . ted the   timid from  venturing  away  n home, and  there  was a very slim  mdance from the  lake towns as well  rom Sandon   way.    After 10  o'clock,  vever, the weather greatly moderated  1 until evening the clay was as  pleas-  as could have been   asked for,  and  program  of sports arranged for  the  - was carried out  to tlie letter, with  exception of the  swimming contests  .eh   were called   off and boat   racing  ���sti tuted.  he foot ball game was a tame affair,  ng to the fact that Slocan City's full  n was not in attendance, and the  ive'r hoys had it alt their own way,  Icing four goals to Slocan's nothing,  he boat racing was a hot number,  lie single sculls  there were,  four en-  -3:     Messrs.      Covington,      Drown,  arton   and   Woods.    It   was a   half  .-*   for $10   and   sfo.    Covington  took  money, Brown second.  \ the double scull the entries were :  wn-Covington, 'Woods-Murphy and  ; d-Rollins. The last named took first,  1 Woods-Murphy, second. Another  le scull go was on the program but  ���d to materialize because of the lack  me.  ie field sports followed. In the 100  Is dash \V. C. Gibbs, Percy Wilkiu-  and F. Mitchell entered. 'Wilkinson  11 seconds with Mitchell a close  nd.  ie hurdle race was run in 17,'v.'. T.  iderson took first money, Mitchell,  nd, with Wilkinson, Gibbs and A.  on close behind in the order named,  ere were three entries in the pros-  cir's race, J. W. Breehtel, W. C.  is and 11. Brown. Gibbs, first,  ,-n, second.  ilkinson, Mitchell and Henderson  ���ed for the 440 yard run, but refused  ��� n as the judges' desired and the race  called off.  the running long jump Gibbs cover-  7  feet, R.  Nichol, 16.H,  F. Ritchie,  10.10.     Gibbs,  the hotels. Sandon made one goal after  45 minutes playing.  The drilling contest was called on at  6 o'clock. Three teams entered, Ma-  honey-McLeod, Gallahan-Shields, Mar-  ino-Kollo. There was intense excitement during the contest and a fight was  narrowly averted at the end when Ma-  honey stopped Shields by pulling him  off the rock when he had just 10 seconds  to finish. Tlie trouble was soon fixed up  and Callahan and Shields were given tlie  10 seconds. The record of the teams  was: Mahoney-McLeod, 81% inches,  Callahan-Sliields, 2934 inches, Marino-  Rollo, 21%" inches. The contest was for.  $75. No second. The judges, Messrs.  Letrgett, Brady and Eyton. Timekeeper,  C. W. Harrington.  When McLeod went on the stone he  issued a challenge to drill any man in  British Columbia within three weeks for  a purse of any amount from $100 to  $500.   .  The bull in the evening was not a success owing to the heavy and incessant  rain. A social dance was given at the  Newmarket.  THE GREAT RECO  Preparing: to Work a  Force of Men.  Large  STORE OF SILVER WEALTH  The Present Output will be More  Than Doubled when the New  Tramway is Completed.  A   COPPKK   JUBILEE.  First   Shipment   of   That   Metal   From  This Province.  There started from Eevelstoke on Sunday a more elaborately decorated train  than and that were seen during the jubilee celebration, and  most conspicuous  among its banners  and  streamers  was  one which bore the strange device :  First  Copper From  British Columbia.  There were eight cars in this train, all  gay with bunting, and all laden with  copper from the Hall mines at Nelson.  This first shipment is of 1<>0 tons, but  the calcining and refining furnances will  turn out from ten to twelve tons a day  in future, so that shipments will be  made weekly.  The copper goes to Liverpool, and it is  expected that the first shipment- will  attract great and favorable attention to  the copper producing mines of the province.  BULL   AVHKEL   BUSTED.  Xoble Five Aerial Tramway Stopped for  A while.  Tlie bull 'wheel at the mine end of the  Noble. Five aerial tramway was found to  have a crack in the rim on Monday  morning, and it was deemed advisable  not to run chances by continuing to work  it. .A telegram was dispatched to Colorado for a new wheel? to lie sent by express, and it was hoped that this would  arrive and be fixed in place by the end  of this week.  '.Wlusre Is .Jack Quincy?   -..   .  0. F. Wegener was in New Denver  this week and left the following- card in  Tun LisiXiE .office:  Where i? Jack Quincy, the mining prospector?  Quiiicy is wnntml as n witness to save the  life of an iiiiiocunt mini who.is to ho haniied  in Seattle. Wash., in.-.ni'ip\v weeks unless Jack  Quincy can lie found quickly.  Quincy worked in the old Cariboo district  up to April. 1S:h!. then left for Rossland. and is  now prospecting somewhere in the Kootenay  country.  Any information piven aliout Quincy's  wliei-ealiouts since 18!W. will lie an act of. humanity lo a poor, innocent man and his unfortunate family. It will only cost one cent  to send postal card with information to  O. F. AVEGEXER,  P. O. Box M-l, Kosshinu, I>. C  The condemned man is ��� .Henry Crae-  mer. who was convicted of murdering" a  woman and one, child for the purpose of  robbery, in August, 1894. At the time  of the trial the" defense claimed that a  missing' witness, Jack Quinev, could  prove an absolute alibi. Mr. \Vegcner  at once commenced the search for  Quihcy, and has heen after him over  since.' He has traced  Kootenay, and found  Trail last November  sentenced to hang- on  stay of execution for three months was  secured. An appeal to the supreme  court of the United States av;is taken  recently, which will delay thc execution  until January or Fcbruarv.  him    into West  that   he Avas in  Craemer   was  April -2-', but   a  On the Farm.  With a force of fifty work steadily  progresses at the Currie, on the Galena  Farm, and before long- this will be  the  step and jump  Nichol, 37.9>o,  Ho.''.     Gibbs,  %,   V..   Hockerby,  Hockerl iy, second.  e record for the hop,  M.   Lvons. ;:!4.:-!,   R  tvs,   38.9,   Hockerby  Nichol, second.  : the-standing long jump C. W. llar-  :,oh    made '"il.:-)1..;,    Gibbs.    S.I.IK,  ol, 7.9,   Hockerby, 8.9, Ritchie, 8.9.  e match game of  lacrosse  between  ^ m and Slocan City was the  feature  >.  day.    The  teams   played for  the  pionship and put up as nice a game  K* e generally sees.    They , were  well  bed   in   every   respect.    Unfortun-  the game was   stopped before   half  h!   by  a heavy   downpour and   the  ators vi'Yo forced to seek shelter in  e in British Columbia.  best equipped mh  The shaft is down '225 feet, and from it  ���100 feet <��f drifting has been done.  Drifting is now being done to catch the  new surface showing at a depth of "200  feet. Gold and Eight Mile creeks have  been dammed, and IS inch water pipes  laid. Two (i-foot turbines, a cage' and  K) drill duplex compressor are expected  in this week. The concentrator has  been ordered in Chicago and will he  placed in position next month. ��� By  September the mill will he running' and  the Currie placed on the already" long-  list of Slocan shippers.  Tennis at  Sandon.  A visit to the famous Beco mine must  he an enjoyable trip on a fine day, but  it was anything but comfortable to be  plodding along the trails there on Saturday, dodging chunks of mist at an altitude-of seven thousand feet. It luckily  didn't rain during the half hour spent in  the Noble Five aerial tramway going up,  but this was made up for later on. Some  of the Noble Five tunnels ar"e not workable yet, it being impossible to stope out  the carbonates wnile the tunnels are so  wet. The output of the mine is 'therefore-only about one half what it will be  when tive workings are drieclout���if they  ever do, for the wet weather has been so  continuous that'hope is becoming diluted. The miner is longing for the  change of the moon just now.  The Reco men now occupy their large  new hoarding house, some distance down  the hillside from the old one, and more  convenient to the main works. Nor is  this the only convenience, for Harris has  treated Jiis men in the most luxurious  fashion. There is hot and cold water in  tiie lavatories, a sumptions bathroom,  and in the sleeping apartment���it would  be an insult to style it bunkhouse���there  are spring mattresses under the woollen  ones. The dining hall is in charge of an  excellent chef, who is not only a past  professor of the cuisine, but who keeps  everything as neat as a pin. J. IM.  Harris is determined to have the best of  everything,' and he will only keep the  best men, so a man avIio is" employed  there has one of the best of references.  Captain Hor'to'ri, the superintendent, has  a large, roomy office, and fairly beams  and glows with satisfaction.  Not that he has been making large  shipments so that the Reco may monthly double its dividends, for since raw-  hiding closed he has sent, out but  nine cars. But as this runs from 400 to  BOO ounces, a carload nets a pretty good  figure. He is now doing no stoping at  all, and is simply packing the ore that  comes out in development work to get it  out of his way. He is. blocking" out  ground ready for the new aerial tramway, and then he will increase his force  from 3S' to 250 men, and ship even;  minute of the day.  Two surveys were completed for the  tramway during the past week, one' of  them being 9000 feet long and landing  right in front of the O. V. 11. depot.  The other is but six thousand feet and  comes out near the new Cody brewery  and the sight selected'for the Noonday  concentrator. Which of these will he  selected awaits the decision of John M.  Harris, whose  return is  daily expected.  This tramway will cross that of the  Noble Five, above it, and will have many  recent improvement? in construction.  It will be run on a gravity system, automatically emptying its high grade ores  into the cars and the low grade ores  the old workings of the Beco into the  hopper of a large concentrator that is to  'be erected simultaneously.  The vein in the old Reco is low grade  ore, and nothing much was heard of the  mine as a great wealth producer until  the deal was made with the Goodenough  adjoining. Both had the same lead, but  the Reco had plenty of land and the  Goodenough very ��� little, so it was arranged that they should jointly run  tunnels, and when the lead was ^struck  the Goodenough should drift on it to the  west to its own land and the Reco to the  east. There are three of these tunnels  and the drifts in each are 800 feet, 929  feet and 750 feet in length.  From these tunnels come the rich  ore that pays the Reco dividends. The  paystreak is from two inches to two feet,  all clean ore running into figures that  take one's breath -away. Captain lior-  ton mentions in a casual way that some  of it goes 3000 ounces.  miOKE   HIS   ARM.  some way, scarcely explainable, twisted  his right arm and the hone snapped. A  feAV minutes later lie was walking- down  the street back to the Goodenough  hotel with his arm in the splinters that  Dr. Bowers had bandaged on to it, and  he-.Avas carrying it as" tenderly in his  left hand as if it was something very  hot. There was an expression" on his  face that was not beatific.  Mr. Sargeant is one of the best known  men in Montana^not excepting.John  M. Burke and General Warren. He  has been for years the confidential adviser and financial agent of both Marcus Daly and John B. Haggin, the California race horse breeder, and has  signed checks for them that in total  would run into eight or nine figures.  He is a very tall man and has tlie appearance of a man of fine constitution.  He did not permit his broken arm to interfere with his business'for more than  ���i few hours.  SEEKING   SMELTER    SITES.  ROSSLAND NEW  General Business Not so Brisk  But the Mines Flourish,  MAYOR SCOTT ALL RIGHT  Everybody Surprised Because He  is Doing the Right Thing at the  Right and  Proper Time.  Lieutlih;  Authorities  on  the Slocan.  Siimltinsr Visit  The Guggenheim Brothers, famous  throughout this continent as the great  smelter men of Pueblo, Colo., spent a  couple of days in Sandon, and left on  Sunday for Nakusp, where they took  the steamer for Revelstoke. The Gug-  genheims arc both young men to have  attained such prominent positions in  the mining- world, and above all are affable fellows who make friends with the  working miners as readily as with the  millionaire mine owners. William G.  Guggenheim is the manager of thcGug-  genfichu smelter in Old Mexico, and  Simon is the vice-president df the Philadelphia Smelting Co. " The brothers  own the smelters at Pueblo, Col., that  have a capacity of 1,000 tons a day, and  the extensive refinerv at Perth Airiboy  at the entrance of "New York harbor,  which may be said to be the only rival  on this continent . of the celebrated  works at Swansea, Wales. These  young men are the largest buyers of  gold, silver and lead bullion in the  United States and therefore their A'isit  to the Slocan was an CA'cnt.  Simon! Guggenheim said on Sunday  that they were sorry their visit to the  Slocan liad to. be so short, but they had  made arrangements to visit Victoria,  Seattle, Tacoma and Portland. Thisj  he said, avjis merely a flying trip over  this new mining field to get just an idea  of what it was like. Later on they  should make another with a ��� view to  carefully considering the smelting  propositions that met them on every  hand. If the mines around Sandon  might be taken as a sample he thought  the Slocan was undoubtedly a great  wealth producing district.  Otto Mears, president and .manager  of the'Silverton railroad, Col., and one  of the most successful mining inen of  the state, and J. G. Ranherger, of Salt  Lake,1 the jGuggenhehns' western representative, were of the party.......  THE   SLOGAN   ALL   RIGHT.  Broker Rand Tells of the Popular Feel-  in'jf in tlie East.  F. E. Sargeant, the Montana Financier  Injured at Sandon.  C. D. Rand, the mining broker of Sandon, returned on Sunday from an extended trip east to interest the  capitalists of that section In several good  Slocan properties. He left early in  April and visited St. Paul, Minneapolis,  Chicago, Buffalo and New York, where  he spent four weeks, and came home by  way of Boston, Montreal, Ottawa and  Toronto, making several day's stay in  each of those cities.  . Mr. Rand says he found business men  entirely engrossed with the question of  the tariff, craning their necks, so to  speak, for a glimpse of MeKinley's vanguard of prosperity. He was pleased to  find, however, that the feeling in regard  to the Ivootenays was good all along the  line. Several New Yorkers had visited  the Slocan and they had enthusiastically  designated it as the richest . mining  district, on earth. When trade revives  Mr. Rand expects that capital may be  readily secured in the large cities of the  United States for good Slocan properties.  In the Canadian cities he found that  the people had been loaded up with  cheap stocks, . and were somewhat disgusted with mining ventures in consequence, but he felt that substantial  properties would find no lack of capital  a little later on. .Summing up lie conservatively said that the outlook for the  Slocan appeared-to him to he as good as  that of any mining district on this continent.  Sam Fra/.ier's Providence.  [From Our Regular Correspondent.]  Ro.ssi.axi), July 8.���While there is  very little in business matters from a  workman's point, of view, and the market for real estate,is- almost non-existent, yet there is really a great amount  of improvements going on all over tlie  city. Houses are being beautified by  coats of paint,-stumps are disappearing  and fences are being put up around outlying premises. Columbia aA-enue is a  splendid thoroughfare now. The rock  bluff which obstructed traffic at the  junction of the avenue and Lincoln  street is entirely wiped away and the  oast end is being graded the full width  of 100 feet-up the rather steep gradient  beyond the limits of the original town-  site. Lot owners at the west end of  Columbia have subscribed 84,000 for  levelling" the huge rock bluff-which now  cuts off communication with the main  street. The city council Avill make an  appropriation towards this Avork and  A'ery soon Itosshind's finest thoroughfare will be extended another half mile  westward.  We are all surprised at the action  taken by Mayor Scott in suspending  the city solicitor. Needless to say Ave  arcA'-ery agreeably surprised.' Mayor  Scott is surely the right man in the  right place. It was preposterous to pay  ���S200 a month to a city solicitor avIio  Avould probably be doing*" about that  amount of work for the city in a year.  Many a man in Rossland today, quite  as well educated as the city solicitor,  cannot find work enough to feed himself on beans and bacon, and it did  seem, as I have said, preposterous that  a hnvyer with a most lucrative practice  of his own should he the recipient of  S200 of the taxpayers' money every  month just because he had a '.'pulf"  with the council. No one says a word  against Mr. McNeill, He came here,  like everybody else, to make money,  and he would have been- far too angelic  to live in a. mining camp had he refused  ���to accept the nicedittle plum which was  dropped into his mouth. I hope Mayor  Scott will stand pat. Some .people "p.Mm.  to think that a mining camp, is like a  milch cow and ought hot to kick even  if milked dry.  Mr. McNeill says lie will take no notice of Mayor Scott's suspension, hut will  go right on acting as city solicitor. He  says the mayor has no power to suspend him, but had the whole, council  concurred   in   the   decision  to  way.   This mine is likely to be a shipper from tlie grass roots," a la Slocan.  Le Roi is a great mine.    On Wednesday last tin; two railways carried aAvay  from the dump at the mine no less than  -hO   tons    of   high-grade   ore.      Five  hundred tons a dav" will  soon be the  regular   output.     The    mine   is    also  branching   out underground.     Thirty  miners were advertised for during the  j earlier part of of the week, but I guess  ; the demand has been supplied bv'iiow.  i Aliout 180 men are employed  all told.  | Le Roi ore, is now .probably the richest  I in the district, going* as high as S80 in  ; gold alone.  j Otto Mears,' a mining man of Col-  | orado, said to'a Miner representatiA-e:  '���Rossland is going- to be one of the  greatest camps in world. Ir is a much  bigger thing than we (his party) expected to see. Your own 'people do not  know what there is here. Why, if Ave  had this camp in Colorado we would  go crazy over it. A camp like this in  Colorado would mean a city of 100,000  people. It beats anything 1 ever saw."'  Mr. Mears came here with the Guggenheim Bros., who are very extensive  owners of smefting plants in the States.  Dominion Day opened gloomy and  wet. and no outdoor'sports could beheld, as the rain camedown incessantly  throughout the- day. The . decoration's  left over from Jubilee Dav looked bedraggled and shabby. The arch representing the entrance to Windsor Castle  was dismantled and dismissed to  oblivion ;on Tuesday, so as to liuve a  clear course, on the'avenue lor horse-  racing oil Dominion Day and on  Monday next, when our' American  population will celebrate the Fourth of  July  The sp'orts were postponed until today. Saturday, -but in the. evening a  banquet was 'held at the Grand Uiiion  hotel, at which about 50 sat around the  festive board, nianv of those present  being Americans. ' Ed. Hewitt Avas  chairman, and filled the bill Avith honor  to -himself aiid- his country. Mayor  Scott-made an excellent and 'humorous  speech: Messrs. Green, McNeill and  Shick responded to the toast of '-President McKinlcy," and Messrs. Walker,  Gibbons and Gosnell to that of "The  British Empire."  W. S. Weeks, of Weeks,'& Kennedy,  has bought the Rossland opera house  from F. W. Hart. Mr. Weeks is acting  for a syndicate, but cannot be preA'ailed  upon to disclose the price paid, or the  intentions of the new owners regarding*  the property.  Mr. Marpole, -general superintendent  of the Pacific division of the C. P. R.,  Avas in town one day this Ayeek, and  stated that his company Avill lose no  more   time   in getting   into Rossland.  him   he  would  have accepted the  ation and said no more about it.  is, he intends to stick to  tiie  post  rop  sit'u-  As it-  hut  says he "has no desire to thrust his services upon an unwilling public." There  is uot tlie least doubt that the public is  decidedly unwilling.  Thc Rossland newspapers ha\'e had  the. idea that it would render them unpopular to make any kick against high  salaries for municipal employes. None  of them evei- made the, least protest,  cvon at a time when a ioav favored laborers were receiving 8't a day at, a  time when their unfortunate fdiow laborers Avere walking the streets without  a dime in their pockets. High wages  for the few a.nd starvation tor the many!  That is neither human nor Christia'n-  like on the part, of those who ordered  such a , condition of things, and yet  never a word appeared in tiie local ]  >ress pointing out a better plan for the |  ���euelit of-he out-o.-work majority on!  the. streets. I was the only one' who'!  ventilated the matter, two or three ���  weeks ago. and I should not be stir- j  prised if Mayor Scott read the Li-:Dor:, !  folloAving  th  A   RUX-AAVAY   AVIFE  Mrs: Jennie AndrcAvs is having a  good time in Ncav Denver, .while her'  disconsolate husband is vainly search-  j ing for her 'ai-ith ' the' aid of tlie police.  I Jennie Avas hut a fe.Av months ago Miss  j Grreenup.the modest daughter of"Pastor  I Greenup, of tlie quiet toAvn of Drayton,  I N.D. She Avas Avooed and wed by an-  ! other minister. Rev. James AndrcAvs,  i Avho two months ago brought his seven-.  I teen-year-old wife" to Spokane. Avherc  : her   veneer   of   rustic    niodestv    anil  rcmoA'eu as is  of a summer  time her bus-  on pressing*  June 28.  biit  j simplicity Avas as qeickly  i the down  on  the  wing's  i butterfly.    In six Aveeks  i band   \vas   called   away  \ business.    He returned  I found that  his young wife had  disap-  ! peared.   He communicated to the Spo-  ; kano chief.of police his fears that some  ! bold bad man  had led her astray, and  surmised that she had gone northward.  The lady must have left her Spokane  home  very shortly  after her   husband  was called  away." for she   had a jolly  time of a couple of  weeks.duration iii  Sandon  before  seeking  the social  advantages   Ncav   Denver   has  to   offer.  Spokane**-   chief   of   police    has   been  notified of the young Avoman's presence  in our midst,  and  tiie outraged James  may be'expected on the next train.  TUXNEL. SHAFT. DU.AIP,  A tennis tournament has been started  at Sandon with tAveh'e entries. The  first set being played on Monday. The  gentlemen avIio opened the tournament  were W. A. Boultbee and IT. M Martin,  and the score Avas (1.2. (i.l, in favor of 3  first-named. The finals Avill be reached  next Aveek if the weather permits.  Dcwdncy to Visit   Us. .  Lieut.-''oveenor Dewdncy has  started  "ictoria   on   a   trip   through   the  irom  on   a  province. He is expected to reach New  Denver next Aveek and to spend, several  days on the lake.  Work has commenced on the Sapphire  on Pavne mountain.  F. E. Sargeant, secretary of the Anaconda Copper Co., and W. L. Hoge, a  partner of Marcus Daly in the. banks of  Anaconda and Butte, arrived in Sandon on|Siinday, and put up at the Good-  enough. They are both largely interested in the Payne mine, aiid as it  rained all Sunday they passed the  time in conferencc'with A. W. McCune,  the vice-president of the company.  It is rumored that there are to be big  things done at the Payne mine, and  that the decision as to the tramway,  Avhe.ther it is to be a tcrrestial or a celestial affair, is but one of them.  There Avas a gleam of sunshine Monday morning and Mr. Sargeant donned  a pair of blue jeans, on the nethers of  Avhich he strapped a pair of English-  expert yelloAv leggings merely" as a  color contrast, and walked up to Bart-  lett's' liA-ery stables under the circus  tent |near "the depot. There he asked  for a quiet horse, not exactly a coav,  but still one. in Avhich the fiery ambition [of youth had been somewhat  quenched. Mr. Sargeant gathered up  the reins, caught hold of the pommel  Avith one hand and the rear of the saddle Avith the other, and was about tn  give a spring Avhen the horse sncezci.  Mr. Sargcant's right arm snappet  two above the elbow.  This sounds ridiculous, but it is a I  matter of fact. The, horse, was not rest- j  ive:   Mr.  Sargeant  did  not  fall; he in i  Sam Frazier believes in- the interposition of Providence in the affairs of man.  He is a very clever chap  >aper oflice, and yet was  iround a news-  unable to make  in the   inetro-  the lake.    Had  followed the  meditative  customs  of  Mahatmas, an emptv stomach would  face.    While  the     vacuum  dollars out ol Ins genius  polis at the other end of  he  till:  have   stared   him in   the  vainlv   considering   how  which even nature is said to abhor could  be removed, Sam was accosted by a  young fellow from Rossland named Gee,  and invited to go prospecting.- "Holy  Gee," exclaimed Sam, "count .me in."  They went up Wilson creek, and now  Sam has a claim Avith a lead three feet  Avide that he believes will be a great  mine. Sam is accordingly somewhat  inflated.  The XeAv Denver Club.  'homlii  At a recent meeting of the New Den-  A-er Club, A. E.   Fauquier Avas .elected  L.   Beer,  Aice-president,  Beits    sec.-treas.    Messrs.  ison,  Sprout,   Rash-  Beer,   Belts.  Glynn  appointed members  cummit'i'ce. whiie Fau-  Twigg were elected to  act as trustees for the estate owned by  the dub. The membership now numbers over '-i'l linMiib  condition ol  grade. A c  eariv in the  president;  and  C.   M.  Fauquier,  dall,   Alexander,  and Finucano were  of  the genera!  quier. Beer and  as the AveeK lonoAving tiie appearance,  of my letter he reduced the, wages to  ���S2.50 and has now taken my advice by  trimming doAvn some of the higher salaries.  The Centre Star mine made   its first  shipment  of ore  to the Trail   smelter  last week.    ItAvasa small   lot. only  lo  tons,  but  it  is a   beginning,  and' the  company will continue to ship from tlie  new   shaft  near the. War Eagle dump,  leaving the.  A-ast   body  of ore blocked  out   underground'   uiitil    the.   smelter  treatment and freight rates  have   been  materially  reduced.    This makes  five  good mines now shipping ore regularlv:  The   War   Eagle.   Le   Roi. Iron Mask.  Cohunbia-Kootenny  and    Centre  Star.  Ore. shipments from  the  camp  for the  half year nearly reach  to.u-jO tons, and  the  ore  milled   at   the   O.    lv. stamps  ''.U'.'O tons.    Not a ba I showing.   There  is not much doubt that the output from  Rossland mines for 1897 will reach lo'.- [  (100 tons. ,  Under the. new management  Monte Cristo is coming into the  shoAving of ore in itswiiole. historv.  continuation   of   the main  tunnel  , i.  Hi  ���in. and i lie 'main  ie ins-it ui itni is high  lub house will he erected  autumn.  the  best  The  has  been in rich-looking ore for the last Ho  feet, and a crosscut is to be run in to  ascertain the width of the lode. The  mine is iioav under the. management, of  George Pfunder. who is in charge of  operations on the Colonna, and both  mines Avill be Avorked very much as one  property. Two drills are. at work in  the Monte Cristo and another is to lie  introduced underground next Aveek.  No ore will lie shipped until the cost (if  treatment is cheapened.  T s;iav some line, spcchiious of ore from  ���-hinset Xo. -J  this  week.    It is pro-  y the best property in the. camp for  epth.    At   six   i'evt.   the   new   shaft  rich ore. and t!  i.  i     Two routes Iuia-c been  surveyed  for  | the Reco tramway. *  j    The lead has been  found on the Sil-  | vcret. a claim near the Palmita.  I    Work has begun on the Adams group  ; this week.    Cabins are being built and  a hcav tunnel started.  ; Frank Anderson and his partner report a good strike of galena about four  miles up Twelve Mile creek.  The site has been surveyed for the  Noonday concentrator. Water will  soon be at a premium up Carpenter  creek.  C. W. Callahan has'appointed P. W.  Evans, of Yancouver. his attorney to  act for him in -all mining matters in  British Columbia.  A force of six men avi'II goto work  this week on the La Pabnna and Summit, two claims between the Xoble Five  and Surprise mines.  McLean & Sons, of London. England,  have leased I J, miles of placer ground  along Cariboo creek, and will hunt for  vellow stuff on a large scale.  C. W. McMahon has organized a  company in Iron wood. Mich., to work  the Union a.nd Emerald, two claims  adjoining ihe Mountain Chief.  Iii^r Strike >oar "New Denver,  Considerable excitement has been  created over a particularly rich find  made last Aveek on the Fidelity mineral  claim, -situated just back of Harris'  ake shore, probahlv  a  on  ranch  mile am  locators  lb-van.   II  tho    lake shore, probahly  a half from New Denver. The  of   tho   property are   Messrs.  itz    and    Williamson,   and  tin-  hub  its (  was in  last wee  it w.  ha\'<  they have located a group of six  claims adjoining that ought to be worth  many thousands. The strike consists  of a six or eight inch strata of solid  galena.running fun odd ounce-, in silver  ii,  is  mine! started  ���plcndid   ore at lo feel.  from'.this tunnel the specimens I  mentioned Avere taken.   It is close  in  b  to the townsu  and   the C. & W.  Rail  and 7  S'.-ct i'  well  lieved that an  h'ng-jnsr  ledg'(  that so nianv  <   per cent. le;  u   that   h.'i-   ;  of   by   minin:  im  a  iavi  id  I way- i  men.  icator at  long   tin  sought  ��� located in ::  -���en  thought  :ind it   is   be-  least of the  ��� lake shore  for in  A-ain.  -�� ���..'.���  J. i  if  ��>�� THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 8, 1897.  Fourth Year.  /AlT)GQ<|tt?��   J^QCieP  On tf?e Ups ai?d Doyy^s of ev Ti-av'cling   &j  ��.-#^��-'#   Editor's'.'Isife. 1lMiM��--^   nV  (Reproduced by Request.)  I left Ncav DeiiA-er on foot, and today  I haATe been feasting on soft shell crabs  at 35 cents a pair. It Avas raining when  I packed my A'alise to Sandon, audit is  raining here in Duluth. It looks like  the same rain Ave have in Ncav Denver,  and is full of dampness. After leaving  home I did not meet .with any adven-  tures until I reached Trail Creek. At  that toAvn a man paid me S7, and some  of the boys entertained me Avith an old-  fashioned Sunday school meeting.  Trail Creek is a great place for hotel  runners. About a dozen of them attacked me but I escaped and Avent to a  hotel that did not adA-ertise. It Avas a  quiet place to sleep in.  From Trail to iSpokane I journeyed  along Avith several Rossland pilgrims.  I had a narroAv escape at the depot in  Spokane Just as 1 alighted from the  train a tall and handsome lady rushed  up to me, and throAving lier 'arms  around my neck, called me her brother  and Avas about to kiss me, when she  discoArered her mistake and retreated.  It Avas a terrible moment for me and I  tremble, CAren at this distance, Avhen I  think-of it. A lone man is not safe  since the New Woman craze set in, and  Congress should do something to protect us.  The City of Stocks is full of bicycles  and between riding them and buying  mining stocks the people of Spolcane  make a living.   I left the city on the  Great Northern  express.   It is a fine  train and runs to St. Paul in 50 hours.  This is better than Tom Henderson can  make   it   in.   The   route   was   rather  dusty, and by the time I reached Santo  Pauiee I had' real estate from five states  all OArer me, most of itrfrom   Montana.  It took us 24 hours to get through the  Cowboy   state.   The scenery betAveen  the Rockies and Minneapolis is not like  any they have in the Slocan.   It is level  and lacks sublimity. "The monotony of  the ride is relieved occasionally by a coav  bucking the engine or some sucli event.  The train Avas not held up.   The road  agents did not knoAv Ave Avere aboard  Avith the proceeds of seA*eral years hard  labor.   We    Avere    travelling   incog.,  Avhich probably  saved   the wealth of  other pilgrims.   It is nice to traA'el incog.    It is better than in luck orihard  circumstances.   Most of the people  I  meet   think that  I   am an   American  bound for St. Louis to set myself up for  a presidential candidate, and in  consequence my ears ache Avith their talk.,   I  am about to embark on a Lake Superior  palace, and if I am not drowned or kidnapped by some of the leap year female  relics hi'this country, where" the cent is  as mighty as a Western nickel, 1 Avill  Avrite again.    In the meantime, gentle  readers, pray for my safe return, and  don't forget to advertise Avhen  I  am  absent.  To tell the truth, avc crossed the continent to sec our mother. We knew  she Avanted to see us. We thought to  surprise her, and approached the house  in a cautious and subdued manner.  Years ago we had often approached the  house in the same Avay, but for a different reason. Looking'through the window avc saAv our ma. She Avas sitting  in the new rocking chair doing dead  work on a basket of cherries. As we  watched her avc noticed a pensive  smile light up her countenance, as  though she Avas thinking* of her wandering* boy, avIio many moons ago, had  left the parental roof to prospect for a  grubstake in the wild and silvery west.  Opening the door avc AA-alked in. Our  mother "immediately recognized us, in  spite of the fact, that we bad our faCe  dressed in the latest style of whiskers.  The march of time has dimmed her  eyes, and tinged her hair Avith silver,  but she knew us on sight, and as she  gathered us into her arms Ave felt like a  man avIio had bought Le Roi stock at  three cents, and still had it.'- It,, Avas  Avorth travelling 6000 miles to spend a  fe.Av hours Avith her whose Ioa'C shines  supreme above all the emotions that  torment the human soul.  Trail blazers, and other boys of the  Avest, don't forget your mothers. R you  cannot go:ta tiiciir iiva T3uiimliii= car;  AA'alk home occasionally. If you cannot  walk, write to them-as often,as you can  rustle postage stamp's.*' If the boys fol-  Ioav this advice many an old lady in,the  east Avill thank God'that Ave wrote these  few lines.  ���*'���������  * * .  Petrolia is the oil toAvn of Canada and  its people do not keep their ligiit under  a peck measure.    They send it out in  tank cars, barrels and  tin cans to all  parts  of   the  Dominion.   Years  ago,  when oil Avas first discoA'ered, Petrolia  was a heated community, and many  bloated capitalists jostled each other in  the mad rush for the greasy fluid.  Those Avere the days of wild * excitement, and large fortunes Avere made  and lost. The countrv was developed  principally   by   speculators   from   the  * *  It Avas Sunday evening- Avhen I stepped off the trail in St. Paul. I Avas  tired, hot, and my complexion Avas of a  brunette shade. I found the bicycle  fiend here, but did not see a girl in  bloomers. From St. Paul to Duluth by  train it takes five hours. By the ties it  lakes five clays. I Avent oh the train,  and was delighted Avhen I reached  Lake Superior and felt the cool breeze  from that great unsalted sea prospecting my Avhiskers.  Duluth is a full dress city, and assays  high in elevators and streets that are  up hill. It has a granite hanging* AArall,  and many moons have passed since Duluth Avas'croAvn granted. In the Ncavs-  Tribune office I met Willis Drummond,  the managing editor. He took a fancy  to my business card and . advised me to  attach myself to some Ncav York paper,  and not waste my time in New Denver.  I told him that 'I could not exist in a  city. To wear white shirts all the time  Avould cause me to go into decline. I  prefer the blue Shirt and mountain  ozone to living in a .community where  it is necessary "to black you boots every  day in order to hold your position iii  society. Drummond is an editor who  assays higher in the fresh milk of human, kindness than most of men. I  shall never forget him, and if he ever  strikes New Denver he is Avelcome to  sleep in my blankets and the palace  door Avill never be barred against him.  Duluth is a great shipping city and is  destined to he greater still. I tarried  24 hours within"its Aval's and then took  the train for Sault Ste. Marie. The  accommodation Avas bad. it Avas over-  croAvded and had 35 babies on hoard.  The babies Avere French Canucks, and  Avhen they cried in their mother's  tongue the effect -was immense.  *  As thc big' lake steamer slowly made  its Avay to the dock in Sarnia avc could  feel the Arein of sadness Aviden in our  anatomy, and our heart proceed to  climb   the air shaft.   Years had   slid  over the dump of oblivion since avc had  camped around there Avith Jim Longhead, and other clerical gentlemen.  We kneAv for a dead certainty that  many of the boys avIio once went to  Sunday school Avith us had crossed the  summit -,;y the cemetery trail into a  territory from which no prospector lias  ever returned. We also knew that  most of the girls we. once loved, and ate  ice cream with, had become addicted to  matrimony or fallen victims to the bicycle fever. For these and, sundry  reasons avc felt sad and lonesome. We  Avere. like the famous prodigal in biblical history in some 'respects but not in  others. He. after the corn husk diet  gave, him gastronomical trouble, came  home on his pedal extremities, pantle.ss,  broke, and, no doubt, lousy. His folks  filled him up on fat veal, breaded, probably, lie belongi-d t'i the ancient-order  of prfiib;. Most- of the prods, nowadays,  go ea<t on the. blind baggag-e only ' to  find tint, fhe;r I'-ilks ha ve ' shipped' the  calve-;   to I'hiro|i.\ and   moved   west   to  by speculators from  States, many of. Avhom are still in the  toAvn. The houses in early tiineswere  modeled on the telephone 'sysiem of  architecture, especially in the classical  district known as StOArepipe Corner.  All this has changed, and Petrolia iioav  looks like an oasis in a first-class desert.  The streets are paved, Avhere once the  blue clay formation .was Avell-defmed.  Shade trees, g'rassy hiAvns and beautiful fioAver garden's plentifully interspersed Avith bikes, can be seen all over  thetoAvn.  The people are Avealthv and avcII fed.  Over 820,000,000 are invested in the  Aicinity. No Avonder they can ride  bikes and g-o to Sarnia occasionally.  We met all kinds of old partners  here. Some from Australia, some from  Germany and some from Marthaville  and Oil .Springs. Many of the old hoys  look about the same as they did iu the  days of yore. Hank Brake has the  same sunburnt face he used to have,  but I missed my old partner Hec. During our absence he had climbed the  golden stairs into that country where  no man carries a pack and everything  breaks eAren. Hec Avas a dead square  man, and his moral formation carried  a wide paystreak of everything that is  good and true in man. Many a frolic  we had together, and many a tight  place Ave got into, but his grit never  gave out nor his face change color,  under the most trying ordeal. He A\ras  just as cool behind two pair as he was  the, day yve had the tight with the Wall  Street bears and bulls, on the floor of  the New York Stock exchange. Hec  was all rigiit and Ave never again expect to ha\re a partner like Turn, and  although he sleeps beneath the daisies  the recollection of the pleasant days Ave  spent together Avill never be obliterated  from our memory.  We met Theodore Burns. He looked  sad and lean. We did not Avonder at  that, for he runs a ncAvspaper in Bruce.  J. M. Fowler was just as enthusiastic  as he Avas upon the memorable occasion  Avhen avo dcA-oured'all the horse radish  his mother had sent him from Tarry-  toAvn. That is a matter of ancient history, for it happened 17 years ago, when  our brother Bill and us ran a newspaper  together. John Fraser Avas elected as  a Grit member while avc Avere in town.  'Wc ahvays thought John Avould come  to an end' like this. John Avas ahvays  possessed of great power of mental discernment, and has caught usAvith more  bobtails than any other man east of thc  Rockies. He promised to do all he  could for Kootenay Avhen betakes his  seat in Laurier's Government.  We, did not like to leave Petrolia. It  is a .lively toAvn, full of enterprise and  gas. But avc got aAvay without much  trouble and reached Sarnia on the London express. Here avc met Alex. Smith  of Kaslo, and together avc embarked  upon the good ship Monarch for Sault  Ste. Marie, and when the sun went  down that evening we were gliding over  the bosom of Lake. Huron at the terrific  speed of 13 knots in 00 minutes.  * *  The good ship Monarch sails between  Sarnia and Port Arthur.    The captain's  name is Robertson, aud  he  has  sailed  the unsalted seas for many  moons and  Many Flowers Are Jn Use.  Artificial J'lowrrs are much used for  garnitures, ami ci'teu a much befloAvered  bodice (the velvet and silk petals.wonderfully true to life) is completed by a  shirt covered with flowers in silk embroidery, in colors that match the velvet  ones.  Illustrating this idea, I saw a gown  of yelloAv brocade and Avhite velvet,  Av'*"i a suggestion of the pompadour in  ha make up. The bodice was cut square  about ihe throat, and had a long, straight  busk eiiVct in front, this front, as well  as the apron panel on the skirt, being of  moire velvet in Avhite, embroidered with  small flowers done in strass, diamonds  and emeralds forming the petals, gold  thrends the stems and leav-es. The long  train was eu princess and of the yellow  brocade, like the bodice, loosely arranged  green silk roses trailing down the sides.  A charming fichu of cobwebby lace and  mull Avas draped about the square decol-  letage in such a way as to form little  jabots over the shoulders in place of  sleeves, and on each side of the stomacher, while in the back it formed a V, the  lace falling low in a jabot draped with  a feAv c - die exotic emerald green silk  toses.���bt. Louis Republic.  ne.A-er lost thc lead. His face through  exposure'to atmospherical changes has  become, like a Slocan sunset, but his  manner is pleasing to the, travelling  public. The menu on this boat was  fair, but the Avaiters Avere slower than  the second coining of John Burke to  Kaslo. Sitting down at a table, along  Avith the genial and handsome Alex.  Smith, of Kaslo. Bill Cliude, of Son, and  a gentleman avIio resembled Uncle Josh  in the old Homestead. I awaited the  coming A'iaiids. The disguised duke,  behind my chair, after fifteen minutes  of eastern standard time had gone with  the Conservatives. Avas kind enough to  extend to me the program of gastron-  omical possibilities. The soiip was  called Portage Parmenti. or somefhinu'  ike that. As 1 live in the West, and i  lave always been fond of taking chances  pointed at tiie Frenchified words on  the, menu. Avifh my native, silver fingers,  and the duke did' the rest.    Smith  did  Disease Bearing Parasites.  Texas fever, an infectious disease of  cattle, which prevails as an endemic disease in certain regions in the southern  portion of the United States, has been  shown, by tbe researches of Theobald  Smith and ether bacteriologists belonging to the agricultural department, to  be due to a blood parasite belonging to  the protoza (Pyrosonia bigeniinum of  Smith). In this disease the tick has  been shown to be the intermediate host  of the parasite. The ticks which fall  from infected animals give birth to a  numerous progeny in the pastures frequented by them, and these young ticks  attach themselves to other animals  which subsequently feed in the same  pastures and transmit to them the fatal  infection.���Surgeon General Sternberg  ��� 'Y'-v-ibn- x-irv.ee Monthly.  Ladies go to Miss Cameron for dressmaking. Work guaranteed. At F.  Pyman's, Sixth St.  not   take any.    He knew more about  French than I did evidently.    I tasted  the soup and recog-nized an old friend  in   foreign   parts.   It   was bean \ soup  under a dignified name, and as it  slid  OArer my palate  I could taste the same  old ham flavor that most of the Slocan  people are familiar with.    When  I had  tucked my old friend aAvay, I called for  beefsteak"!   The disguised duke Avas no  doubt a poor judge of human nature,  and   eAidently  thought that from my  doA'e-like appearance I must have an  appetite like a  humming bird, for he  brought me a steak that wasn't a  full  claim.   It looked  like a fraction that  had been staked under the old law, and  I refused to take an option on it.   The  duke then produced a group of steaks  and I bonded them.   After doing de-  velopmeiit work.for,a feAv minutes I ran  into a paystreak of potatoes and onions,  which soon pinched out and left nothing  in sight but a plate of strawberries,   i  worked' this claim to a finish and then  bidding the duke adieu I went.off shift.  The boat arrived safely at the Soo  and I Avent   ashore  to look   up  some  claims  I had abandoned when eA*ery-  body said that the Soo Avould be, not a  Butte, but a second Chicago.   The Soo  is a pretty place.   Its beauty is not like  the  rugged,   magnificent   and  unsurpassed   scenery   that   surrounds   that  Paradise  on earth���New Deiwer���but  still its subdued loveliness Avas pleasing  to me.   I  found many changes in the  toAvn.    Tavo changes were particularly  noticeable to me.   One A\ras the transformation   of   some  31000   lots I   once  OAvned into a goose pasture, 'and the  other Avas the changing of the name  Sally to Sadie of an "old sAveetheart of  mine.   She Avill probably change it to  something- else before 1 return.   The  -moonlight nights and pleasant Avalks  haA'e   caused  many young   ladies  to  change their   names 'iri tins   burg.    I  found Ralph Gillespie and several more  of my old Sunday school friends here.  I liaA'e knoAvn Ralph nearly 100 years,  Avestern time, and he hasn't changed  anything except his clothes in all that  time.   1 Avas in a hurry to reach Duluth  and could not stay long at the Soo, so I  embarked.  Hammering: Souse Into Him.  "I'm cured," declared a young fellow  with good looks and an abundance of  animal spirits to several of his boon  companions the other evening. "Yon  know that my sister Lena clerks down  toAvn and is frequently detained till  after dark. On such occasions she walks  home with a girl friend in the same establishment. Lena has always said that  if aiiy man ever tried to stop them she  would make it so hot for him that he  would try to find some honest employment, and I thought, I'd just test her  courage for the fun of the thing.  '' I did. When the girls were hurrying  lilong about two blocks from homo, I  iprang out of an alley, stuck an empty  revolver in their faces, ordered them to  throw up their hands and told them  that a scream from either, of them would  nieau immediate death. The other girl  Avent to screeching, but Lena was loaded  .for bear and sAviped me OArer the head  with an iron poker that had dangled  from her belt under her cloak. I tried  to explain, but she was too excited to  heed anything but the job she, had undertaken. I Avas knocked down, but she  welted away till my scalp Avas slit in  20 directions. The crios of the other  one brought a policeman, and even after  the whole thing was explained he insisted on walking home Avith us to make  sure of my identity. Under the inipres:  sion that the polioeman had clubbed me  unmercifully, the old gentleman was  calling for a weapon with Avhich to annihilate him, when Lena hurriedly told  the story.  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"I presume,'' I observed, ''that there  was a reason in asking me to call this  tfternoon?"  "Well, yes," she replied in a hesitating tone. "Something has happened,  and"���  She paused. Somehow I did not feel  particularly eager to-hear the news.  "The fact is,'' she continued hurriedly, "I didn't.want you to hear it from  any one else and think me mean, so"���  "It does not give promise," I interrupted, ' 'of being intelligence that will  make me deliriously happy."  ' 'It's charming, ' she cried, ' 'and you  must be very pleased 1 I'm going to be  engaged."  "How jolly!" I remarked presently.  I required only a few seconds to appreciate the information.  Gwen stirred her tea in a meditatiA'e  manner.  "Yes, it's A'ery nice," she said. "It  is not to be announced until tomorrow  to tho world at large, but to you, as an  old friend"��� 0  I looked at Gwen. Her eyes were still  contemplating her tea. "Yes, I suppose  I am an old friend, " I replied dryly.  Then I screwed up my courage and said:  "Well, who is he?"  She blushed. I thought she was looking remarkably pretty.  "Leycester," she said softly.  "Ah," I exclaimed, as  if  the Avhole  mystery had been solved, "a title!"  Gwen gave a nervous little laugh.  "Lord Leycester is very nice. Don't you  think so?"  "There's no harm in Leycester," I  replied.   ''He's only stupid.''  She shot an indignant glance at me.  "I think  he's  very   nice," she said,  attempting to impart an air of conviction to her tone.       ���      -.  "You don't Ecem to be very positive  on the point. It is all very sudden," I  added. "I have not heard even a whisper. "  GAven looked rather embarrassed.  "It happened last tight," she began.  "At the duchess' dance?"  The duchess was Leycester's mother,  . an aAve inspiring personage.  "Yes," she replied. "You see, mother"���  "I  quite  cornprchTsid," I   broke in.  "Your mother   and  the  duchess  have  1   been lunching together lately.    Heaven  '    has not a monopoly  in   the  making of  '*,   marriages."  It was ridiculously simple. Gwen  was an heiress, Mrs. Bercsford Avas ambitious, and the Leycester family derived their income from Irish estates���a  derivation that Avas every year growing  more fanciful in its results.  "It's a pity," began Gwen, toying  with a lace handkerchief, "that"���  "I haven't a title? Exactly," I said,  rather brusquely.  She appeared not to have heard the  zemark.  At one time Gwen and I had seen a  lot of ono another, and I felt that another straw in my favor would have  brought the matter to a happy termination. However, it was not to be, and  noAv Mrs. Bercsford had taken the matter into her own hands, and Gavcu had  probably been allowing her tongue to  trip lovingly over the pretty name of  Lady GAvendoline Leycester until the  present arrangement had been arrived at.  "I suppose, " she said, thinking it advisable to change the subject, "I shall  see you tomorrow at the Fenwickes'?"  "Yes, " I said. "And now I must be  going," I added, lingering for a moment, hat in hand. "I have -to see a  physician."  "I thought you were never ill?" she  said anxiously.    "What is it?"  "An incipient attack of profound  melancholia, " I replied, as I took my departure.  I went, home to dinner and afterward  strolled round to the club, thinking that  Brooking room gossip would be pleasant-  er than my own reflections. I spent the  remainder ot the evening there, and it  was striking 12 when I stood on the  steps, contemplating whether I should  walk or ride back.  "Going home, Temple?" said a voice.  I turned.  It was young Leycester.  "I'm ycur way, if you're walking,"  he continued.  "Yes," I said, and he linked his arm  within mine. He commenced to talk  about himself, being quite young.  ' 'I'm an awful fool, Temple,'' he said  presently.  I glance at tho fair, boyish looking  face and mentally agreed Avith him.  "I've come a frightful cropper," he  continued.  "If you will play baccarat with 'captains' Avho have forgotten the name of  their regiments," I remarked, "you  must expect- to come croppers."  "And I dare not tell the duchess," he  exclaimed. "She has advanced me all  she can spare already. I don't know  where to raise another penny, and I  shall be sold up!"  I began to think of Gwen.  "The worst of it is," he went on,  "the duchess has arranged a marriage  with a pretty little heiress. The engagement is to be announced tomorrow, and  I shan't be able to carry the thing  through. I haven't even the money to  buy a ring!"  line. What am I to do?' The duchess  will simply eat me when she finds out  the true state of affairs, and if I can't  make some sort of a settlement by tomorrow I shall have to bolt. It's a comfortable position to be in," he concluded  dismally.  I reflected. Gwen would not marry  me even if this precious young idiot  did " bolt, " so I might just as well assist in giving her the title she coveted.  "Leycester." I said, "what sum will  settle your creditors for the moment and  enable you to carry the marriage  through?"  He thought for a moment.  "Five thousand pounds would do it.  Why?"  " Because,'' I replied, '' believing that  a fool should sometimes be helped in  his folly, I shall have much pleasure in  lending you that amount. "���  Leycester looked at me in amazement.  "Temple, "he cried, "you're a good  *un!"  We returned to the club, and I wrote  him out a check. I left him chatting  with Barton Femvicke, a gossip, who  fipent a large amount of time retailing  information he had picked up and inventing much which he had not.  *        ���        *        ���        ��        ���        ���  The next evening I went to the Fenwickes' dance. I had not been thero Ave  minutes before I espied Gwen talking  with Alice Fenwicke. I strolled up to  them.   A waltz Avas just beginning.  "Are you free for this?" I asked  Gwen as a man came up and claimed  Alice.  "Yes," she replied. "But you don't  want to dance. Come into the conservatory."  I glanced at her in astonishment. She  seemed perfectly serious. I led her to a  secluded spot, and Ave seated ourselves.  "Mr. Temple, " she said impetuously,  "is it true that you have lent Lord  Leycester ��5,000?"  "How in the name of ���" I began.  "Alice Fenwicke told me," she said  quickly. "That gossiping brother of  hers, Barton, said he had met Lord Leycester at a club and he told him. Is it  true?" She looked at me pleadingly.  "Well," I said, "Leycester told me  that he had-got into* a hobble and would  haAre to run away."  "And you helped him," said Gwen  softly, "so that I might be Lady Leycester?"    ���    ,;  I ie ado no reply. She turned and laid  a hand on my coat sleeve.  "Do you  know,"  she  said, Avith  a  smile, "that  I'm very glad   that  I've  found it out before it's too late?"  ,    "Found out what?" I asked, almost  trembling with excitement.  She hung her head, a blush spreading  over her cheeks.  "That I value somebody's good opinion more than a title," she almost whispered.  "Gwen!" I exclaimed.  Leycester found us presently. He  seemed in a particularly happy mood.  "Oh, Lord Leycester," said Gwen,  looking up at 'him frankly, "do you  mind if I marry Mr. Temple instead of  yourself?"  He burst out laughing.  "Not in the least," he cried, "and,  Temple���glorious news ��� my biggest  tenant lias come into a fortune and paid  up ten years' arrears of rent. I'm out of  the wood! By Jove, Avon't the duchess  be mad when she hears I'm not going to  marry after all!"  "And Mrs. Beresford?" I murmured.  "I think I can  face   it," said  Gwen  confidently.  And she did.���Magnet Magazine.  HOW  WEARY  IS  OUR   HEART I  Of kings and courts, of kingly, courtly ways  In which the life of man is bought and sold,  How weary is our heart these many days 1  Of ceremonious embassies that hold,  Parley with hell in flue and silken phrase,  How weary is our heart these many days I  Of wavering counselors neither hot nor cold,  Whom from his mouth God speweth be, it told  How weary is our heart these many days!  Yea, for the raveled night is rouwl the lands,  And sick are we of all the imperial story.  The tramp of power and its long trail of pain;  The mighty  brows in meanest arts   grown  hoary;  The mighiy hands  That in tlie dear, affronted name of peace  Bind down a people to be racked and slain;  The emulous armies, waxing without cease,  All puissant, all in vain;  The pacts and leagues to murder by delays,  And the dumb throngs that on the deaf thrones  gaze;  The common, loveless lust of territory,  The lips that only babble of their mart,  While to the night the shrieking hamlets blaze;  The bought allegiance  and   the    purchased  praise,  FalRe honor and shameful glory���  Of all the evil whereof this is part  How weary is our heart!  How weary is our heart these many days!  ���William Watson.  LEADING HEAETS.  "A disappointment connected with  something near your heart, and���let me  seel"  Questions For Voung Men.  If you have   any   ambition   to  bear  yourself Avell, to succeed in   life in all  ways as well as  in  the  financial Avay,  which   is  commonly  understood Avhen  success is mentioned, you must become  aware of tlio fact that you  cannot  live  any kind of life you may like for years  and still have the highest character.   It  is the little incidents from day   to  day  which make a man's character, and perhaps the strongest of all these little incidents   are  those  which  concern  the  treatment of women  and  girls by men  and boys.    The fact of being constantly  with women sometimes  cultivates  the  habit of paying little attention to them,  of not recollecting that they  are  to  be  treated   with   never failing   courtesy.  This is but a step in the direction leading to such incidents as one sees in Europe, where young brothers sit about the  house in   their   uniforms, paid  for by  their sisters'   sewing  or  teaching, and  let these same sisters bring  their shoes  or coats or glasses of  water,   and what  not.    When we   go to Germany and see  this sort of thing, we acquire a contempt  for the men of that  race.    They do not  begin to equal the vigor, the manliness,  the civilization, of our American  men.  And yet we must  not  behold the mote  in our brother's .eye unless we consider  thc beam in our own.  We must not criticise others unless we cah   at  least say  that our own men have   a  clear idea of  their proper course in such a matter.  Furthermore, when you are dealing  Avith 'the other sex it is Avise to bear in  mind that as you treat them so are you  building up character in yourself. If  you do not bear in mind the courtesies  of all kinds which- are woman's due,  you cannot retain for any length of time  a pride in yourself, a satisfaction with  your behavior, which is commonly called  self respect. And without self respect  you will have a hard time of it in the  World.���Harper's Bound Table.  The Old Tree.  tree," one of Lexington's  "Do you wish to marry?" I asked  ���juietly.  "No," he said impatiently. "She is  a nice enough girh but  it  is siot in my  The "old  famous landmarks, was lately noticed to  be decsying, owing to its age. It is now  over 150 years old and Avas in a very  good state of preservation until recent  years. The old tree is situated in front  of the Buckinan tavern, whose walls are  riddled with bullets from the battle in  1775. So it is supposed that there are  also many more imbedded in the heart  of the old tree. In 1789 it was used to  .raise the steeple of the first meeting  house on the common, a rope being attached to it and extended across the  street.���Boston Herald.  She turned the cards up meditatively  on the shining oak table and put her  hands to her head in a pretty affectation  of wisdom.  "That means love," laying her finger  on the five of hearts,' 'eternal love^���the  love of some woman. It looks like an  old friend, and she runs in hearts, I  think. Yes, she is quite light. Can you  place her?"  "As far as the coloring goes," he  laughed. ' 'I know any number of light  v\��onien���yourself, for instance."  "Oh, I'm not in it! My hair is too  pellow. This one is more of the demi-  jlond; something like Miss Maitland���  bronze hair and blue eyes."  "My dfar girl, Miss Maitland isn't a  blond at ail. If you can't do better than  that for me, I'll throw up the whole  concern."  She smiled and ran off a few more  sards, counting every third one in quite  a professional manner. <  "Well, if it's not Miss Maitland,"  shaking her head, "you will have to fill  in the name yourself. There is the ace  of spades. That's bad luck, and a death  and��� Oh, there's your Avish I Have you  made a wish?"  He shook his head. "You didn't tell  me."  "Well, I tell you how. Make it right  aAvay, and a good one, too, for I believe  it's going to come true."  "But," he protested, leaning forward  and resting his arms on the table, "if I  make such an important one I want a  guarantee. Are you prepared to give it  tome?"  "Don't be absurd, Jack; this is serious.   Now! Avish something good."  ' 'Must I tell you what it is?"  ''No,'' doubtfully.    ' 'You don't have  to, but you can if you want to."  "Well���lAvill tell you if I get it.  Now, mind, this is very important."  ' 'Select three cards then. Does it concern a Avoman?"  "Yes."  ' 'I might have known it. Is she light  or dark?"  "That would be telling."  "Oh, you are tco provoking!" petulantly picking tip the cards. "It would  serve you right if I said you didn't get  your old wish at all."  "But you won't do that?"  1 'Be still.   I Avill if  you don't let go  of my hands.   Seel  You are making me  drop all the cards."  "Nonsense! I'll help you pick them  up. Just toil me if I get my Avish.''  "Well, I'll see. There's that ten of  diamonds, and the deuce, and���ah, the  ace of hearts! You will haAre it, sure,  but there is a little disappointment just  at first. I see���dear me, Jack! What are  you doing? Lot go my hands. "  "Not until you have given me aguar-  antee for my wish. "  "What do you mean?"  "I niean���oh, Avell, you have known  it all along. You are my Avish. No, no,  don't move. Come, dear, be serious Avith  me for once."  "But I don't want to be serious," she  cried, trying to draw aAvay from him.  "You have spoiled all. my fortune.  Look! Here I see a gift coming."  "What do I care for the cards or anything else in the world but you? Come,  Nell! Give me an answer. You must  have some feeling of kindness in your  heart for me, your old friend.''  "That's it," she whispered faltering-  ly, for the first time letting her eyes  meet his. "We are such old friends. I  have known you all my life���I ���" rubbing her hand on the table nervously,  "I am fonder of you than almost any  one, but how can I tell if that is love?  Jack, dear, can't we go on in the old  Avay? I don't want to marry. " Her fingers closed pleadingly. "Why should we  >poil it all by getting married?"  He made a quick, impatient gesture.  "Oh, yes! I know it is different Avith  men, but I would be contented to live  on just as we are for years. "Why, see!  We would never know what it was to  tire of each other. We Avould not have  all the romance brushed off our love by  the monotonous intimacy of married  life. We would have all of the delight  with none of the despair. I don't know  why marriage should be regarded as the  height and pinnacle of earthly bliss. It  seems to me it is the one great institution that destroys love.''  She gave a restless sigh and let her  chin sink into the soft palms of her  hands. The pink light from the lamp  fell upon her yellow hair, where it laj  in babyish rings on her forehead.  He stood looking at her a moment,  his heart smothered with pain and longing and love. Thou he leaned slowly  forward and took botli her hands, from  her face and held them in the firm clasp  of his.  "Nell,  dear,"   hp  said  softly, "you  talk this way because yon don't know  what love is. Why, do you suppose for  a moment that a mere pleasant companionship would satisfy a man who loved  you? He Avould be only half a man to  accept what you suggested. As for me,  I cannot go on with our friendship. I  will not take a crust when I have asked  fcr bread. You cannot help it, dear, and  I must drop out of your life and live my  OAvn as best I may."  He dropped her hands, and, turning  aAvay, br^an to finger mechanically the  little string that regulated the lamp until the flame began to flicker and finally  went out.  "I beg your pardon. I have a match.  I can light it again," he muttered hastily.  She watched him in silence as he  struck a light and with a steady hand  once more sent a soft glow over the  room.  Her eyes traveled to his face, with  the light shining full upon it. It wap  strangely still. She felt a peculiar little  fluttering sensation in her throat.  "Jack," she whispered falteringly.  He turned in a sudden passion, and  catching both her hands dreAV her near  to him���so near that his white face was  almost touching hers.  She did not move, but a deep flush  crept over his tanned cheeks, and his  arms tightened convulsively. The force  ef his clasp crushed and hurt her. His  face came nearer, nearer. Their breaths  mingled. Then, with a sharp exclamation, he loosened his hold���so quickly,  so suddenly, that she almost fell backward.  "Forgive me, " he muttered hoarsely.  Don't speak to me. Good night. Say  good night to your mother too."  He pulled aside the curtain with a  rough hand and stepped into the hall.  She could hear him getting into his coat.  Her hands were still fingering the cards.  From the force of habit she turned three  up. Her eyes fell upon them as they lay  under the lamplight.  A mistake���he was getting his cane  now. A���the door was opening���a  heartache. She felt the cool night wind  on her neck and turned slightly. Then  there was the sound of the closing door  echoing through the silent house���a  mistake.  Her eyes clung to the cards. They  seemed to mock her. She stretched her  arms out blindly toward the door and  tried to call his name, but her lips did  not move.  Then in a frenzy of pain she scattered  the cards  on   the  table.   Her eyes fell  suddenly  upon   one.    She  snatched   it  recklessly from   the  pack, and rushing  into the hall flung thc door wide open.  "Jack! Jack!" she panted.  He was half \vay down the steps, and  as he paused and turned toward her, she  impulsively threw the card at his feet.  He steeped Avonderingly, and raising it  held it up to the' light.  It Avas the five cf hearts.  "Nell!" he cried, springing  up   the  steps.  His voice was hardly to be recognized.  A sudden flutter of nervousness swept  over her, and with a throb of  fear she  slammed the door tight, but he knocked'  heavily against the panels.  "Nell,, Nell, open! What do yon  mean?"  The door did not move.  "Sweetheart!"  Thru there was a little uncertain  turning of the knob and a crack of lig-hf  appeared. Crus-hiiig through it, he  caught the slight, trembling farm in his  quivering aims.  "Nell, Nell, what do you mean?"  "I  mean,"   her words falling spasmodically from her lips, "I mean that I  want to  give  you my���guarantee."���  Leigh Ford in Truth.  What I�� a Dolmen?  On the continent the term dolmen is  almost universally applied to the whole  construction, including the covering,  mound or cairn. Thus French and other  writers speak of a chambered mound or  tumulus as a dolmen. But since it is  probable that some never were covered  up it seems better to make a distinction, as we do in this country. In  France there arc said to be about 4,000  dolmens, many of which would iu England be called ohambered tumuli. The  Indian dolmenB which are not covered  up resemble those of western Europe.  Captain Meadows Taylor examined a  large number in India and obtained  particulars of no less than 2,129 in the  Dekkan. About half of them had an  opening on one aide, probably for the  free entrancs or exit of the soul, as people thought then, just as in the Egyptian pyramid there was a passage to the  chamber containing the mummy. With  regard to the distribution of these structures, it is said that hone is to bo  found in eastern Europe beyond Saxony.  They reappear in the Crimea and Cir-  cassia, whence they have been traced  through central Asia to India. They  have also been noticed by travelers in  Palestine, Arabia, Persia, Australia,  the Penrhyn islands, Madagascar and  Peru.���Hutchinson's "Prehistorio Man  and Beast."  F.  G.  FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  R.E*  PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR,  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  The AA'inclsor Castle Ghost.  Lieutenant Glyn, the young guardsman who recently encountered a  "ghost" in Windsor castle, continues to  insist that his eyes did not deceive him,  and, .-judging from the details of his experience which he gravely gives to all  inquirers, it is more than probable that  he is quite right, at least so far as regards his assertion that he "saw something. " It is easy to see something  almost anyAvhere, and in Windsor castle  there is a large number of people Avho  may Avell have little affairs of their oavu  which their duty as royal servitors prevents tlieni from attending to except in  ways as mysterious as possible. Be that  as it may, Lieutenant Glyn courageously, perhaps indiscreetly, declares: First,  that he was sitting quietly in the castle  library, improving his mind by a perusal cf "The .History of Dorsetshire;"  second, that, glancing up from this far  from exciting volume, he saw a Avoman  ��� in black, with black lace on her head  and falling to her shoulders, Avho passed  noiselessly across the room and disappeared in a corner that Avas out of his  range of view.  This is all there was  to  the  apparition, and tlie lieutenant���wisely enough  ���would have thought nothing more of  the episode had not an  attendant come  in seen after toclo.se the library.   Lieutenant Glyn told the man that there was  a lady in the inner room.   The  servant  investigated.    There was no lady.   And  thc chief librarian, who was then summoned, immtdiately declared   that  the  young man had seen the specter of Queen  Elizabeth.    Lieutenant Glyn was willing to let it go   at  that, and   the story  has deeply impressed everybody in England except a few cynics.   The dean of  Windsor took pains  to  get  all the  details,  ' 'several  members of  the  royal  family" have  interviewed  the guardsman, and the papers have given much  6pace   to  the  occurrence.   Meanwhile,  doubtless, some young woman  is blessing the  superstitious   tendency  of  her  fellow countrymen, and it's not impos-  ft Lie that some young  man is  equally  pleased at it.���Ncav York Times.  Effect of Familiarity.  ' 'Breeves is pretty familiar with the  law. I am told."  ' 'Wonderfully so. I guess that is why  he- manages to get himself fined for  eon tempt every session."���Indianapolis  Journal.  MoCulIagh Would B�� Frank.  Like all other editors, j. B. McCul-  lagh was sorely tried by the individual  with a manuscript. He did not care for  voluntary contributions on any subject,  and very few of them were ever used.  The people who brought them in were  curtly disposed of when they belonged  to the masculine sex, but it was not so  easy to get rid of them Avhen they happened to be women. It was his habit for  many years to bring such callers to my  desk, telling them in a gracious way  that I was in charge of such matters and  would be pleased to have them . take a  seat and read their pieces to me, and  then he would stand back within hearing distance and chuckle over my misery.  On one occasion, however, a visitor  of this kind refused to be put off and  . insisted that it was his duty not only to  publish her article, but to see that it  went in the Sunday issue, because more  people read the paper on that day than  on any other.  "Madam," he blandly replied, "the  reason why so many people read the  Sunday paper is that we keep such stuff  ���ut of it."���St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  /~< WTLLIM & JOHNSON.  \JT (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,        .      -      -      -      -      -  B  A     DRISCOLL, C. E.,  Dominion~& Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  QU. WOOD WORTH,  M.A., LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEY A NCEK, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  w  . S. DllKWItY  Kaslo. B.C.  H.T.Twkjo  New Denver, I3.Ci  DREWRY&TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors  Civil und Alining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  AT    AV. BRUNEI?,, M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Sandon,  B.C.  Crystal Sky Columns.  An explanation of a curious optical  phenomenon sometimes witnessed on  frosty nights which is called the "pseu-  do aurora,'' is offered in Science by Mr.  Goode of the Chicago university. The  phenomenon takes the form of beautiful  columns of silvery light standing OA'er  electric arc lamps and other bright  lights and sometimes appearing almost  to reach the zenith. Mr. Goode says  that sometimes the evening star has a  bright shaft below as well as above,  while the rising moon stands in a broad  column of light. These appearances are  due to floating frost crystals which keep  their reflecting faces horizontal. On examination he found that the crystals  concerned in the exhibition were thin  six sided plates of ice, never more than  one millimeter in diameter. When the  wind blows, these little plates are upset,  and the columns of light, caused by reflection from their surfaces, disappear.  Calls from a distance promptly at-  ended to.  ���JJOWARD WEST,  uAssoc. I? S M, London, Eng-  MINING-'ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL' CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and   reported on for  nr  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belle--  vnc avc. New Denver. BC.  D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  T.  ABRIEL  NAKUSP,  B.C.  A Pin In His Heart.  The old time idea that the slightest  touch cf a foreign substance on the heart  means certain death was shattered years  ago. One of the most remarkable cases  ever heard of, hoAvever, was that described in a paper read before the Association of American Physicians some  years ago by Dr. Peabody. It Avas of a  case where a pin was found in a human  heart after having been there for an indefinite period. The point of the pin  was distant above five millimeters from  the external surface of the heart. The  pin seemed eroded and was broken by  the scissors in dissection, without becoming displaced. There was no evidence of recent local inflammation, but  that part of the heart in the neighborhood of the protruding head of the pin  was greatly thickened and suoav white  and firmly adherent to the edge of the  head. I  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  x No. 71,  *V*v**\   in.   -m:.  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Agent,    New Denver, B.C  ��t^,^^^^^V^^^%^^, ���%/$>Wb^/f��/'��^%/%/toWb^^/%^/*y^><  The  Windsor  Is one of the RestJaiidJAgcd Cafes  in the'  Bi"E". -���\  bez** - '������  Silvery Slocan.  IN NEW* DENVER,       \  It was in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  .... A place where any  .... appetite can be satiated.  COME EAR LA* AND AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacobson <&. Co,  -%^  iimuuuaaummsMMflHn  SSCSPEEffPO inffll 4  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 8, 1897.  Fourth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months 4 -"'  Six "���          1.2-*"'  Twelve"  -'���'��  THIIKE YKAJ1   S-00  ransient Advertising, -"5 cents per line first iu  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. AVrite on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Ahvays send something good  uo matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest. ���- -������  TBURSDAY,   JULY 8,  1897.  waiting- the C. P. li. finally agreed to  lessen the freight on the ��� machine that  we are buying to take its place. This-  is very kind, although the great road  says nothing- about returning' the money  paid for freig'ht on the broken article,  let alone replacing- it, as they oug-lit to  have done. The C. P. R. is a grand institution but some of their ways are  peculiar.  PROPOSED ANNEXATION OF HAWAII'  D.  2H. Crowley Tell Some Truths About  The Mutter.  OUR  NEW  FACE  Kind, and inuch admired paid up  subscriber you will notice that this  paper,Avhicli lias never been snoAvslided  by cheap siiArer or raided by .tlie sheriff,  is much larger today and has a different  face than it had last week.  In order to bring- about this change  we have installed machinery and machinery in our oflice that is the finest in  the world for a town no larger than  New Denver. It is entirely out of  keeping with the local support, but as  The Ledge draws its revenue from the  world at large Ave have been enabled'  to do all things with a view to publishing a journal that Avill not act as a  sedative upon its reader. Wc will  make more improvements tins month  and the limit to our progress will only  be marked by the pay chute. If the  public, especially those most interested,  wish to see this paper continue, its up-  Avard career they will have .to dig up  more collateral from their jeans, than  some hare done in the past. We do  not want any praise. Just roll the  dollars towards us, and wc Avill print a  paper whose pace will be so hot that its  trail! cannot be stepped upon -by. any of  the numerous jack]eg* papers "(hat arc  springing up all over Kootenay.  A   VISIT   FRO/1   THB   ALL   MIUHTY.  The (leading officials of the C.P.R.  have paid us a visit and, it is presumed, summed up the situation, what they  decided   upon Avill have   to leak  out  by degrees,    it is certain,  hoAvever,  that they did not lhave things all their  own   Avay.   At Sandon, for   instance,  Manager Whyte,   of thc C.P-R.,   and  President Munn, of thc Kaslo & Slocan,  had   a   conference about   a   terminal  depot.   That the differences  existing  between the two roads were not amicably adjusted could be -gathered from  the manner of Mr. Whytc's reply to The  Ledge repvesentath'e   when asked if  tlie new'depot at Sandon would be a  union   depot.     " Certainly   not,"  said  Whyte emphatically.    The two icom-  : panics had taken their terminal  dispute  before   the   highest   tribunal  in  Canada, and been advised to settle it  out of court.   There would seem now  to be no chance of a settlement, and the  C.P.R. Avill erect its own terminal buildings as soon as possible.  The magnates of the C.P.R. do not  seem to have successfully bluffed Heinze  in regard to that gentleman's little road  to Rossland. and his newly graded road  from Trail to Robson. This may" be  safely inferred from the action of the  Le Roi in regard to the site of its smelter. In despite of Turner's visit to  Ottawa and to Montreal in company  with the represcntatiA-es of the War  Eagle. Heinze still holds the key to  the situation, and the Le Roi has prac-  ttically decided! to build its smelter  0A7er the boundary line near Northport.  JBut there is no doubtthevisitofthe.se  C.P.R. officials to this part of the Province will be productiA-eofgood results.  They could  not  fail to ihe impressed  Avith the immense increase of the business being* done at e\'ery one of then-  depots in this section.   At Sandon, for  instance,   the   passeng'er business   increased from 341 in the month of January to 1041 for last month.   The total  earnings of the company show what an  influence the mining   activity of this  Province had had upon  the business"of  the road.     Take the    figures   of  one  week during the past inonthjas'an illustration, from June 21.    The  traffic returns that  week  come to 8t'>2,000. an  increase  for that single week of 880.000  over  the 'corresponding  period' of the  previous   year.    As  a goodly   part  of  this is earned'in  the  Kootenay's, and  the company has now gone carefully  over the ground and gained, it is hoped, a fair idea of the needs and possibilities of the country, it may -he assumed  that the visit of the gentlemen to these  par(;s will   lie productive 'of important  results for the public, benefit.  The reason advanced, by  Secretary of  the State Sherman, in  his  report to the  President, in favor of the annexation of  Hawaii,   are   based   on   falsehood   and  fraud.    In proof of this  we need not go  beyond ^the question of who it is that  offers the islands to the United States.  Mr. .Sherman states that the tender is  made by the Hawaiian republic.    True.  But'all. the world  knows  by  this time  that the so-called republic of Hawaii is  an oligarchy set up  by an  outrageous  abuse  of  United  States military force.  The     dethronment   of    Queen ��� Li 1   oj  Hawaii,   and  the  overthrow   of  representative constitutional  government in  that country, was effected by the action  of a corrupt United  States envoy why  was openly- bribed  to conspire  with  a  small   knot   of   sugar  planters,  chiefly  United. States citizens,  to bring about a  coil]) which should place them in control  of the treasury,and give them the poAver  to continue to  import Japanese coolies,  as cheap laborers,  to  which the parliament and people were openly opposed.  So thoroughly was this made clear by  anexhaustive report of a special commissioner to Hawaii, that President  Cleveland sent a remarkable message to  the Congress urging that, body to take  steps to " undo the wrong that'had been  done to the Hawaiian people by a gross  abuse of United States naval force."  President Cleveland went further in emphasising the outrage in question by  instructing the United States Minister  in Honolulu to inform President Dole  and his fellow conspirators in power,  that they.Avere usurpers who had better  step down and out, in order that the  legitimate government of the people  might be restored. President. Dole of  this bogus " republic " treated the message with open contempt, well knowing  that the constitution.of the United States  prevented the President from using the  necessary force to effect his purpose unless congress sustained him by a vote  which, from its republican strength, was  improbable as the sequel proved.  Now, we have the extraordinary spectacle of President Cleveland's successor  not only .openly endorsing the wrong,  but going to the full extent of carrying  the outrage to its extreme consumation  by a forcible seizure of the islands; for  there is not a word in either the signed  treaty, or report to the President, about  taking a A:ote of the people or consulting  anyone outside 'of the cabinet of the so-  called republic which is simply a close  corporation of United States citizens���  fillibustei's���a family compact in whose  councils the natives and legitimate  citizens of Hawaii, are not represented.  The three alleged commissioners  Messrs. Hatch, Thurston and Kinney are  all foreigners and are no more entitled to  trade away Hawaii than Mr. Sherman  himself would be. Hatch is by birth  and parentage 'a citizen of the United  States, who went to Honolulu aliout  twelve years ago to practice Llaw,j but  finds it more profitable to be a political  fillibuster.  Thurston is the son of missionary parents, who aided by tlie pennies of the  Congregational Sunday schools of Connecticut exiled themselves for the benefit  of the alleged heathen, and like all the  children of missionary descent in Hawaii  THE   SILVER   QUESTION  There is a story related of the Hon.  Chief Justice Fuller, of the United States  Supreme Court, that when a young man  with his university honors fresh upon  him, he was an invited guest at a function given at the residence of an eminent  jurist. The daughter of the host, a  sprightly young miss of some ten or  twelve summers, attracted the attention  of the modest young lawyer, and being  of congenial spirits they soon became  fast friends. The young miss soon confided to her new friend some of her little  troubles, chief among which was her  desire to own a goat, and which had  been persistently denied her by her  father. She asked the young lawyer for  his adyice and assistance which was  quickly given as follows : Go right into  the parlor and say to your pa. I want  a goat! I want a goat! 1 want a goat!  And keep repeating the words till he  grants your request. The, young lady  immediately put tlie advice into practice  and followed it up so vehemently that  her father fully roused turned round  and said she could have anything she  wanted if she would only stop her noise,  and then looking up noticed the young  lawyer standing in the door with a  triumphant smile on his countenance  Shaking his linger at him he exclaimed:  Ha! I thought there was someone at  the bottom of this.  We want a mint! AVe want a mint!!  We want a Canadian mint!!! We want  our gold coined into money that it or its  equivalent may go into circulation clear  of the apron strings of interest.  Wo want a liberal coinage of subsidiary, silver to meet the ever increasing  requirements of our internal trade and  commerce, the profits of the seigniorge  to go into the treasury as a source of  revenue.  We want a resilient monetary system  that will restore to trade and commerce  that buoyancy and strength necessary to  the prosperity and advancement of*the  country and relieve the depression and  paralysis of business that prevails  throughout the world.  Senator Melnnis has tossed the ball  into thc field and Senator Drummond  meets it with the supercilious kick that  it will lead to the agitation of thc silver  question in Canada. And why not ? ?  The silver question is the most vital  that concerns the interests of Canada as  well as the rest of the world to-day.  AVe have been bolstering ourselves up  Avith the idea  that Canada has alwavs  The advocates of the gold standard  deprecate any disturbance of the monetary system and bring the charges about  an honest dollar, and the repudiation of  debt by adopting bimetallism.  AVe contend that the demoralisation of  silver was an absolute robbery of the  debtor class, that it doubled the price  of gold and doubled the debt of every  man, community, corporation or nation  that owed a dollar.  How many today comprehend or realize  the overwhelming revolution that was  accomplished by the demonetisation of  silver. Statistics show that up to 1890  the proportions of gold and silver in  Europe that formed the basis of the circulation of the money of the world was  in, the ratio of four of" gold and seAren of  silver, making $11.00. By the demonetisation of silver the basis was reduced  one half, and the $4 of gold had to do the  work of $11.  ���Its use being curtailed the demand for  silver fell off, and its price began to  lower, and tlie fall in price was ascribed  to over production. But the fall in the  price of silver was followed in sympathy  by the gradual fall in the price "of nearly  all the staple commodities of commerce,  and the cause of this Avas also ascribed  to over production. But the true cause  was in thc enhanced price of gold caused  by the attempt to make the $4 cover the  work .that had formerly been done bv  $11.  In discarding silver the nations of  Europe vied with each other in the  scramble for gold, and dumped their  silver on the London market,, where it  came into competition with the product  of the mines, and this was the cause of  the so-called fall in price of silver, but it  was in reality an increased price for gold  as evidenced* by the sympathetic fall in  the prices of all natural products. But,  why was this effect not noticed, or recognised or acknowledged at the time or  since ? Simply because the effect fell at  first and ever since upon the producer,  i.e., the, agriculturist, etc., and hence  the outcry of hard times from tlie farmers of America, Canada and England.  While the producer has had to fight the  battle against lower prices we find that  the teachers, the clergy, the doctors, the  lawyers, the salaried class and all the  ai-my of officialdom were not affected.  They still demand and receive their  former fees and salaries founded on a  basis of $11 while being paid by the  enhanced gold dollar on a basis of $4.  And now for the milk in the cocoanut.  The nations of Europe in demonetizing  silver thought they  were  placing them-  lending interests, and there is nothing  left for the people but the rind of hard  times and business depression.  AY.' D. Mitchell.  A   RETROSPECTIVE   VIEW.  The ���. generation now passing away  maiwels much at the decadence of the  glory of the golden state and its neighbor of the golden fleece.  Time Avas when California and Ne-  A\ada attracted the attention of the  world, for the reason of the wonders Of  their immense bonanzas, and.it is not a  matter for surprise thrt the few remaining arg*onauts are at a loss to account for  the untimely demise of an enthusiasm  built on a" seemingly indestructible  basis.  The flash-light of statistics and facts  may reA'eal the true cause of a commercial despondency which a superficial observation might ncA-er disclose.  AVe have been told that the great  NcA-ada Comstock lode has produced  between four and five hundred million  dollars since its discovery. Very Avell.  Now for the distribution of this immense  wealth.  Everybody has heard of the Belcher  and Crown' Point ore body, and the  Haywards and Jones of blessed 1110.111-  orv"; the increase of flic capital stock  from 10,000 to 100.000 shares and the  jump from $2, Avith a freeze-out assessment, to over 82000 ;i share! That deal  Avas settled to the satisfaction of the few  aiid the injury of the many.  Two years later, Central No. 1 and  2, Kenny, White, Murphy.' etc., under  the guiding hands of an Irish quartette.  ���with a drift of M00 feet through the  Gould "and Curry, tapped the apex of  one of the most colossal bodies of ore  CArer known 'in ancient or modern times.  The quartette did not control the stock-  but here comes the generalship Avhich  led to magnificent" fortunes for the  manipulators and paupers' graves for  the dupes.  "Birds��� of a feather" aa-ci-o "flocked  together," and they consisted of such  unselfish patriots as the .Sullivans, the  McGoA'erns, Morrison Jr., the Barrons,  the O'Connors and O.Neils, et al., et al.,  not all, not all.  But the "Gintleinin from Oireland,"  although born in Tyrone and Dublin,  Avere "indicated" in   Ncav  it certainly does jioav to the  of   pirates   avIio   are    exerting   every  effort to^saA'e their foundering-craft.  But Providence decreed, in one of  His inscrutable Avays, that the hands of  the pirates, which plundered their fel-  loAvmen ruthlessly and sent so many  suicides to fill the' morgue, Avere yet to  be raised against theinseh^es. Drunk  Avith the flush of former success they  rushed on to destruction. Foiled in the  undertaking to capture another galleon  Avith the privateer, "The BrunsAvick,"  the crew have scuttled their oavii  Aressel.  Pauper Alley with its cormorants and  vultures, itsthicA-es, knaves, "cappers,"  and "tippers," its foxes and hounds,  Avill soon be relegated to the past, and  the most remarkable chapter of crime  Avhich ever blotted the pages of history  Avill end.  Let us hope that upon the ruins of  that corrupt system of robberv mav yet  be built a record for California for fair  mining dealing, and that lost confidence  may be restored to the greatest mining '  state in the Avorld; and it is a remarlc-  able fact that just as the Nevada  gambling combine is about to succumb  to the inevitable, an era of mining prosperity has commenced to dawn in the  Golden State.���San Francisco Mining  IteA'ieAV.  V  u  H  ':,   I  VI  I  THE   NO.    1.  11  Generally and Appropriately Known as  Old Kaltliful.  Partner !  has " Corner "  in Pearl harbor, the pro-  Have  Your  Folks  The  Ledge  posed United States naval station, the  value of which would be charmingly  enchanced by annexation.  Thurston is also a lawyer by profession  but a shoAvman by choice, having had a  troupe of native hula-hula dancers at  the World's Fair.  Kinney, like the other tAVO " commissioners," is a tenth-rate laAvyer, and a  Canadian by birth, but an United States  citizen by adoption, having practiced  law among the Mormons in Salt Lake  City until the year of 1S93 Avhen on hearing of the conspiracy���misnamed a  revolution���he hastened to Honolulu.  Such is the precious trio of United  States citizens who are offering HaAvaii  to the United States. A more consum-  ate trio, of "beech-combers" and unrepre-  sentath'e " heelers " could not be found  in Hawaii. Not one of them would be  elected by the legitimate electors of the  country to the oflice of dog-catcher; and  maintained a gold standard the same as  is ascribed to England, and that we need  not concern ourselves about sih-er, and  'chuckle exultingly at the situation of our  neighbors across the line, never thinking  that Ave are in the same boat so far as  hard times are concerned..  But the continued Ioav prices, depression of trade and stagnation of business  force us to the conclusion that " there is  something rotten in Denmark," and that  it Avill require more thun tariff tinkering  to remedv the evil.  The late Allan Pring  le  JUST   LIKE   PARIS.  Ix Paris. France, during the days  of  the Commune it Avas  customary to  kill  a man and apologize to his corpse afterwards if thc mull had  made a  mistake  in   thc   man.    AA'e   have   known    the  C. P. Iv. to  pursue, the  same tactics   in  reference   to   freight.     Last   fall    avc  bought a machine in Toronto and avIk-m  it arriVed   in the   Lucerne of the A Vest,  the  poor   thing wns   suffering  from  a  fracture of its  anatomy   caused by   improper   treatment   during   its   journey I  AvestAvard. After inanv months of Avearv I  hypocracy of the Secretary of State of  the United States cabinet holds up to  the Avorld as "empowered" to give aAvay  nation.  In Hawaii this precious trio are regarded as just Avhat they are, political  vultures, and under the "penal code of  HaAvaii, when it had a rcpresentatiA-e  government, Avould be entitled to a  lengthy residence in the penitentiary as  tramps and political confidence -men in  an advanced stage of rascality.  Mr. Sherman must be badly in Avant  of a coiiA'cyance to stolen property when  he cannot get CA'en one solitary native  out of the 50,000 in Hawaii to endorse  his three fellow citizens on this bogus,  transfer of a nation.  There are other reasons gi\-en. by  Secretary Sherman in favor of this outrageous steal of the HaAvaiian nation  which should he studied, for are Ave not  only interested in the future of HaAvaii  but in the morality which guides the  McKinley cabinet in its dealings with  neighbors. If the United States is entering upon a career of aggressiA-e expansion Ave may find in it a neAv phase of  the Munroe doctrine that will demand  scrutiny.  AVe do not hear anything just iioav  about relief for the Cuban patriots, and  it is safe to say that in the face of the  proposed annihilation of Hawaii as a  nation, any talk aliout "help for the  Cubans" Avould afford General AVeylor  choice material for a comic opera.   1). M. Crowlkv.  A car load of Chatham wagons lias  just arrived in New Denver for  Bourne Bros.  AVhen in Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. f  in one of his  admirable letters to the Toronto Globe  summed up the situation Avhen he declared that as long as the single gold  standard was maintained, prices would  become lower and loAver, the depression  of trade:. Avould continue and become  more intense and that gold Avould become scarcer and dearer, "and the poAver  of the gold OAvners and money lenders  become so entranced that it would lead  to reA-oluiion and the general repudiation  of all debt throughout the Avorld, and the  only remedy Avas to restore silver to its  proper place alongside of gold as a money  metal and as forming a part of the basis  of the circulation of the money of the  Avorld. AVhat is Avanted is bi-metalism.  In advocating the restoration of sih-er as  a money metal or as forming Avith gold  the basis of (shall I say values) the  medium of exchange, avc contend .that |  it is not antagonistic or inimical to the 1  honest interest of the gold owners, bondholders or money lenders of the Avorld.  The   great   interests   of   agriculture,  mining   manufacturers   and   commerce  and  banking   are one   and indivisible.  They are not antagonistic but so entirely  intertAvined  and  dependent  upon each  other  that it   is  impossible   to benefit  either Avithout advancing the interests of  each or to injure one without advancing  the interests of each  or  to  injure one  without embarrassing  all.    Agriculture  imports to manufacturers food and raw  material,   and   to  commerce   food and  freights.    Manufacturers furnish to agriculture,    clothing,   tools   and   a home  market and to commerce ships, raihvays,  cars, tools, tools, clothing and business,  and commorce both foreign and domestic  animates   and   vivifies   the   production  and interchange of commodities for both  and for all.    AVithout either  the others  languish and die, but when  all act harmoniously  together  then do  nations of  the Avorld rise to  the  highest attainable  point of independence, wealth and power.    All these industries  are  reciprocal  in their Avorking and prosperity, and the  security of the money lender depends on  the prosperity of all,* but if the preponderance of  the  money lenders leads to  bankruptcy and   poverty  of  the others  then the only thing left  for them to do  will be to follow the example of Samson,  put their arms  around   the   pillars  and  all 1:0 down together in the general ruin.  sel\res on the plane of the gold standard  of England,forgetting or failing to notice  that though England nominally maintained a gold standard she Avas practically using and handling as a medium of  exchange more sihrer than all the other  nations of the Avorld combined. Old  London has been and is today the metropolitan sih-er market of the world. She  takes the discarded silver of Europe and  the product of the mines of America and  buys it cheap.  Her merchants and traders Avith their  ships trading into every port beyond  the seas take this cheap silver and trade  it off at enhanced values to the Asiatic  nations and isles of thc sea bring- back  their products and trade them off again  to Europe and America for gold values.  Is it any Avonder England refuses to  consent to the remonetisation of silver  Avhen she has the exclush-e use of its  advantages to the discomfiture of all  other nations and her own profit. Her  farmers are groAvling and suffering, but  the immense profit to the nation  through her mercantile trade and  cheap food, valued by the single standard enables the government to put its  hand into the treasury and throAv a sop  to the farmers by paying their rates.  Let us take another A-iew of the question   thc   eminent   writer on political  econoinv asks.    AA^hencc comes Avealth?  From abroad it is ansAvered.    If Avealth  can come only from abroad Avhence does  it  come   from   abroad?    From abroad  also, so that in tracing it from abroad  to abroad avc trace it beyond the confines of the earth,    ft  is said there is  gold enough for all purposes, that there  is money enough in the banks to do all  the business of "the country and that we  do all the business of the country, and  that avc do not need sih-er.   But it must  be   remembered   that   "the  mill * will  never  grind   with   the   Avatcr that is  past.   The. money in the banks and the  accumulations   and hoarding's   of   the  gold OAvners of the Avorldjis the water  that is past.    It has gone into the great  reservoir.    AAre can never get rich on  horroAA-cd money.  No inatteir Iioav much  of it'may be borroAved to assist in the  development   of   trade,  industry   and  commerce every cent of it  has to go  back     again   and   interest    as    avcIL  Whence coine the interest, and the individual  accumulations   of   profits  by  the mines, the farmer, the tradesman or  the merchant?   AAre Iiua-c to look to the  products of the  soil and the mines as  the incipient source of all Avealth.   The  yearly   product   of gold alone is not  sufficient today, to pay the interest on  borroAved money.    It requires  the annual product1 of both gold and silver  both to till   the channels of trade and  commerce in order that each and CArery  one may get a share.    Under the present   monetary   system   the   orange  is  sucked drv everA' season ;,v the inone,A-  Avhile   they  York, never forgot their change of base  and the "gintleinin" declared a dividend of $2 to themselves in 1S74, and  continued, buying stock with the pro-  coeds until the end ot that year, Avhen  thc stock of the combination commenced  skipping until it reached SSOO for Con.  Arirginia and '��750 for its t.Avin, Con.  California.  Thc Lindcnheiins, the Didesheiiners,  the Sharonites and the entire gang of  plunderers shouted until hoarse, about  the A\-onderful richness of the tAvo mines,  and the local papers, particularly the  Chronicle, apprised their readers that at  the IoAArest estimate, by mining experts,  there Avere 82,500,000,000 in sight. Re:  suit: Men and Avomen went Avild Avith  excitement.  Noav. let us analyze this "Big Bonanza." The quartette had already consolidated the claims into tAvo inimcn.se  mines, Avith 108,000 shares to each, but  the business Avas so renunicrntiA'c that  Avith true, Irish generosity they determined that none, of their admirers  should be left without a small token of  their bounty, and the 210,000 shares  Avere expanded into 1,080.000 shares.  Upon this icnornious capitalization a  dividend of 82 per month was paid for  several years, and .everything looked  'lovely.  But, unfortunately, one, day a squire,  a beef-eating" squire, if you please,  named DcAvey, commenced'an invcsti-  gation, and lie discoA-ered that there  was not money enough in the treasury  to pay a declared dividend, which Avas  only "declared , to alloAv the generous  Irish "g-cntlcinin" to supply tlieir dupes  Avith all the paper they required.  Squire Dcavcv found, by actual figuring, that if a person had only bought  lo'shares of this valuable paper )Con.  Arirginia) at its top price, 8S00 per-  share, the purchaser Avould have lost,  after receiving all the diA-idends declared from May, 1874, to Mav, 1880,  just 82100. Great scheme. The profits  on 1.0SO,000 shares can not be figured.  In 1877, a iicav character appearcu on  tho scene. It was Dennis Kearney,  Avliose proclh'itics for pulling avooIoa-'ci*  other people's eyes were not so well  understood then as iioav, and he/wnrked  faithfully Avith the combine- until unmasked' in Union Hall one night in  October, 1879. .        .      *" *  On that particular night Coll Dcane,  an honest gentleman, addressed an  audience of OA'or 3000 people, and his  Avorda have since proved prophetic.  He said that Avhile there Avere  three good ore bodies on the Corn-  stock���"Ophir," "Hale and Noreross"  and "YelloAv Jacket," he Avould not ad-  A-ise anybody to touch the stock at anv  price. "Ophir," said he, "is selling  todav for about 832, Hale and Noreross  for from 818 to 820 and YelloAv Jacket  for aliout 822, but they Avill yet drop to  25 cents a share, and'if you invest in  them you Avill be robbed anyAA'ay.  Don't, mv friends, take them' as a  gijt."        "  The story of one of these humbugs,  the Hale and Noreross, has been told  in the courts of this state during the  past six years, and the litigation is not  yet ended. Coll Dcane is said to have  been robbed of 85,000,000, by the piratical crcAv who Avere making"' paupers of  hitherto prosperous citizens.  The following* figures Avill sIioav what  chances there" are to beat the g-ame  played by the piratical combine assisted  by their Screaming Dervishes and footracing financiers* avIio try in vain to  revive the Avandering enthusiasm in  Pauper Alley.  From 1879 to 18SP> the assessments on  the Comstock mines amounted to S60,-  000,000. From 188fi to 189'* the amount  Avas 840.000,000. A grand total of 8100,-  000,000 in Irish dividends. The assessments amount, iioav to about 83,500,000  per annum.  In April, ISSS, a subscriber to the  Ncav York Mining- and Engineering  Journal asked in the columns of that  paper: " Is not the Comstock good investment at present prices?" (The  stocks where then about Avhat they are  iioav, 11 years later.) The reply"was,  in effect", this: "Have nothing" to do  Avith them. The mines arc run and  OAvne.d by a lot of thicA-es whose proper  place in 'society would be in Sing- Sing  At this present time Avhen the dry  ore has become the subject of so much  discussion and undoubtedly of considerable dissatisfaction, a glimpse of a  dry ore proposition that is a steady-  dividend payer, should be interesting   in   this    connection. , NotAvith-  stancling- cheap silver, the disadvantages of concentrating this class of ore  and the rather long haul to aspipping  point, the No. 1 is about as steady a  producer   as   in   the   district.    The  property consists of five claims, No. 1,  No. 1 Extension and E. AY. R., located  under the old laws and consequently  600x1500.    The  property   is in' the  hands of Leander Slnnv as superintendent and G. M. Parsons, foreman.  Mr. Shaw   is a  practical   miner, an  assayer, and has all the qualifications  of a successful  manager.   Mr. Parsons Avas in charge of the Skyline for  tAvo years for A. W. McCune, and has  a reputation second to none as a mine  foreman.    The   mine  is owned    in  Nova Scotia, and both the gentlemen  in   tlie management are  nath'-es  of  that province.   As a mine the No. 1  has some features peculiar to itself,  and not in accordance with anything  else found in the Hot Sorings camp.  As a  concentrating proposition  it is  one of -the very   hardest to   handle.,.  The ore contains good values in Avire '  silver,   ruby silver, iron carbonates  and  in tlie Avhite iron found in this  ore.   Tlie concentrator is of theusual  dry ore pattern, but it is necessary  in working to run at a very Ioav rate  of speed as the Avire sihrer contained  Avill flatten on the roll and  together  Avith the carbonates be carried over 11  the jigs unless very carefully handled. *l  Round   slime tables such as used by  the Alamo   and Star were  formerly  used here, but have been discarded  as vanners  Avere found to  execute a  greater saving.     The   concentrates  are   divided into   two   classes,   the  coarser  giving 250 ounces and   the  finer product from the \ranners 300 to  390 ounces.   It is not in the concentrating,   however, but   in thc   mine  itself that the most interesting features  of  this  peculiar property   are to be  seen, !|and  the No. 1 is an acknoAvl-  edged puzzler to experts.   Thc main  tunnel   through  Avhich the   Avork is  being done  runs into the hillside directly Avest for 250 feet and from here  an up raise gives access to the galleries in Avhich the AYdrk is being done  and the ore taken   out.    From  this  upraise   a tunnel is run  in a   north-'.  Avesterly direction, not in.a -straight  line but sinuous and undulating in its  course along the vein which is here  almost flat.    From this tunnel great  galleries have been opened up and  ore taken out giving the place more  the appearance of a coal mine than  anything   else.   Along   this   tunnel  aucl all through these galleries the  hanging Avail is very clean and. Avell  defined, but  no foot  A\-all  lias  been  found  anyAvhere.   Throughout   the  Avhole workings the ledge keeps its  undulating formation, but Avith each  pitch greater depth is attained and  the theory is that it Avill eventually  straighten   to  a  decided    dip.    At  present there are four stopes along  the upper tunnel in Avhich ore is being taken out, in a Avinze at the end  of this tunnel a five-foot chute of concentrating ore which has been shoAved  up for 25 feet along the vein is being  worked.    In another place Avhere a  s^ope has been Averked up toward the  surface for 80 feet there is a four-foot  showing of rich carbonates and white  iron.    In still another place tAvo and  a half feet of ore is being taken out,  producing some beantiful samples of  wire silver in crevices along the Avail  and pretty ruby  silver through the  ore.    At the end of the crosscut tunnel  a second   tunnel has   been   run   for  about 150 feet northerly and from the  end of this an upraise is being driven  to catch the Avinze at the end of the  upper  tunnel, thus  giving a   large  body of ore in sight.    There are at  present about thirty men employed  on the property, and the output of the  mill   L four   tons of concentrates a  day-    Remarkable Event.  Rose Craemer Avas fined 820 and costs  in Sandon on Monday for keeping a  house of ill fame, and three of the inmates of her house, BabesHale, Dick  Treniaine and Benita Collis. Avere fined  or San Quentin."    Tf that applied"then',   810 each for disorderly conduct.  _*���*..  maBaatmsmmmmamasmBBmsBim yp~  f^P^^^^fves^a^^j^^j:,  Fourth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 8, 1897.  KASLO.  [From Our own I Correspondent.]  Duncan McPhail, Dan McPhail,  Neil McFadden and Jim McDonald  have a deal on Avith some Toronto  capitalists for a $50,000 bond on a  group of seven claims on the Upper  Duncan river. No great amount of  , work beyond cutting a trail and  stripping the ledge has been done,  but the surface indications are remarkably favorable. There are two  good strong leads on the property,  and on the Silver Reef claim yvherc  the ledge has been stripped for over  6C0 feet, ore is shown continuous for  the avhole distance, running as wide  as 30 inches in some places. As a  whole the surface assays are Ioav but  from picked specimens as high as 700  and 1000 thousand ounces have been  gotten.  W. IT. Goodwin, for Jack Redding,  has just completed a deal by Avhich  Mgr. II. Eummelen acquires the  Leadvilie and Eureka claims on  Hooker creek. The property shows  a good ledge, easily traced across the  property and containing" a 4-inch paystreak of remarkably rich ore. A  prospect hole of eight feet depth was  sunk on the Arein and assays from  average samples give 350 to 500  ounces. The figures liaAre not been  stated by the parties interested, bg.  it is a cash deal and understood to be  something handsome. Considerable  attention has of late been directed to  properties in the Cnuvford Bay district, and some interesting deals may  be looked for in that neighborhood.  NotAvifchstanding the heavy rains  of late and the unfavorable conditions  generally, the numbers of prospectors  leaving here for the Lardeau-Duncan  country is undiminished, and every  day the departure of some parties of  explorers for the district is noted.  .On last Monday's trip the Kokanee  took uot less than tAvenfcy men up to  Argenta, most of them out for extended trips in the Upper Duncan  country. Locations at a large rate  are coining in cve-'y Aveek, and some  very good strikes are reported. The  pack train operating betAveen Argenta and HoAvser lake and the little  steamer Idaho making regular trips  up as tar as the Big Jam, make the  upper reaches -,of the Duncan river,  Hall creek, etc., easily accessible  and it is along these that most of the  recent locations have beeivmade.  Col. S. AV. Ray, of Port Arthur, has  been in Kaslo for a few days lately  and speaking of the Dardanelles  group said: The machinery Avhich  Ave have ordered consisting of a 60-  horse poAver boiler, three drill Rand  air compressor, No. G Cameron pump,  patent skip bucket, air pipe, steam  being taken on at a number of properties. The Tariff has added a Sea-  bury hoist of the duplex compound  pattern, and Avith the late installation  ot a Cameron pump puts this valuable  property in good A\Torking order.  The Mile Point has of late added  to their force and are doing some  great work on that property. Some  of the richest specimens ever brought  to the surface in the Hot Springs  camp are being gotten here.  The Black Diamond and associated  properties haye (now a pay roll of 65  men all told and are in a position to  send doAvnaear of ore every day.  The shaft in the Little Donald is  down about 175 feet, and some very  high grade ore is being brought to  the surface. The ore at this depth is  cube galena running about 105  ounces smelter returns. The paystreak is increasing Avith depth and  is now about two feet Avide. Ore bins  are being built on the wagon road  directly belOAv the Little Phil tunnel  and shipments in bulk will be made  in thc future.  The mine OAvners at AinsAvorth  hope to see the Pilot Bay smelter running again before a great Avhile.  Quite a number in this district are  considerably exercised over the  threatened export duty on silver-lead  ore. Speaking on the subject last  week T. M. Gibson, superintendent  of the Black Diamond said: "I am  the largest operator in the AinsAvorth  camp and I am free to state that if  the Dominion government sees fit to  impose the proposed export duty on  silver lead ores the mines ol this  camp will simply .have to close  down."  -AINS WORTH   RECORDS.  (A Lkdok Special.)  For the past Aveek about, the usual  hundred,  licenses Avere taken out  and  about the same number of locations  made. The transfers Avere more numerous than usual and some of unusual  interest.  John -Webster and John A. Storm of  Slocan City transferred to Gust Erick-  son, also of Slocan City, an undivided  one-half interest in the' Two Jacks and  Eleanor. These arc recent locations  made on the South Fork near the head  of Ten Mile.  Fred L. Soudin files a record in Avhich  he claims a one-half interest, according  to partnership agreement, in all property acquired  pipe, Avire rope, etc., is expected to  arrive this Aveek and avUI be immediately placed in position on the property. It is the intention of the company to push development and as  many men will be put to Avork on the  property as can be economically employed. The development already  done consists of 220 feet of shaft and  1300 feet of drifts and raises. Two  hundred and fifty tons of ore giving  smelter returns of 265 ounces silver  and 26 per cent, lead and 70 tons of  second grade ore, ^ returning 76  ounces silver and 16 per cent, lead  have been shipped and about 500  tons of ore are iioav on the dump.  Contracts are to be let on the 15th  inst.,  tor the   building of  a   AAragon  road from the concentrator site of the  Montc7Aima to the K. & S. track at  Nashville, It Avill be about tAvo and  a half miles long, and it is the intention to rush Avork as much as possible.  during '0'i by Alfred  C.  Moore  John S. Baker transferred the Sih-er  Glance claim to William Franklin to be  stocked. The deal provides that John  S. Baker is to receive i?L,.r)0) cash..?2,O01  to complete the title transfer and -200,-  000 shares in a million dollar company'  to be organized under the hiAVS of the  state of AVashington.  E. R. .ATingate transferred to 'the  King Solomon Consolidated Mining Co.  for 1,000,000 stock in the company the  King Solomon, Vernon and Omaha  claims, situated in the Hot Springs  camp, about one mile to the soutlnvest  of Ainsworth.  Y. M. Stuckcr sold Chas. S. Warren  Spokane thc San Antonio claim for ��800  cash.  The Jeanctte Mining Co. has transferred the Jea'nette to Gus W. Roche.  This claim is also in the AinsAvorth  camp, about a mile nortliAvest of the  toAvn.  C. AA7". Sturgis transferred to the Slocan and Spokane Mining Co. the Brooklyn and BroadvieAV claims on Sturgis  creek.  .     '        .  . _  MOOXSHLVrNG   IN-   PENNSYLVANIA.  E. J. MattheAvs Avas at Bear Lake  on Sunday on business in connection  Avith the Lucky Jim. Work has been  started on the tramway from that  property to the track, about four  thousand feet in all.  MaxAvell Stevenson, jr., son of  MaxAvell Stevenson, owner of the  Highlander, AinsAvorth, was in Kaslo  on Saturday.  Charlie Marsh, C. P. R. operator at  Field, is in Kaslo on a visit to his  father, Geo. C. Marsh.  Geo. R. Nash, of Rossland and P. G.  Nash, of Nelson, registered at the  Slocan on Friday.  F. AV. Groves, C. E., M. E. and  P. L. S., has hung his shingle in the  McPhail block.  George King of Calgary is visiting  his brother, Earnie King, ofBurdick  & King.  Alex. Sproat came down from NeAv  Denver on his way to Nelson on Sunday.  J. Reegan and D. S. Wallbridge,  of Sandon, Avere in Kaslo on Saturday.  Wm. SudroAV and Neil McDonald  of Sandon, were in Kaslo on Friday.  John Barfcletfc was doAvn from Sandon on Sunday.  AINSWORTH.  (Special Ledoe Correspondent.)  The activity in the Ainsworth  camp is unabated. Not a great deal  ot building is being done, however,  as the citizens consider the development of their mining property better  policy than the development of real  estate values. Lumber has been laid  doAvn and the construction is well  under way of Madden's new ho'-.el,  and a number of other buildings are  tO follOAV.  Noav that the fine Aveather has set  in and the mines are drier and in  better working order more men are  Altoona,   Pa.���The    "Moonshine  District" in Pennsylvania comprises  that portion of Fayette and Summerset counties lying in the Laurel Hill  range of the Appalachian mountain  system and has an  area, possibly, of  25 square miles.    To gain ingress to  the haunts of this exclusi\*-e class of  people, the most accepted rouce is by  rail to Rock wood,   thence about nine  miles overland to Trent.    A journey  tAvo miles farther Avest from Trent  and the visitor is landed right in the  heart of the moonshine district, Avhere  the illicit distiller reigns supreme and  carries on his business almost uninterruptedly,    It   is   supposed   that the  number directly and indirectly interested Avill run far up into the hundreds.  Of all the moonshiners William-  affectionately known among his  friends as "Billy," Pritts, is the most  noted. He is knoAvn throughout the  region as the "king." For his invaluable services as a leader he receives tribute from all in the district.  The old man's abode is about three  miles irom Trent. It is a two-story  log building, as strong as a fort, and  has a porcq facing the public road.  To protect themselves from inquisitive detectives and revenue officers  the moonshiners  ha\re a most perfect  code of signals.   The first used Avas  a series of lights placed in different  AvindoAvs of their houses,   but a feAv  vears ago that method was partiallv  exposed and consequently had to.be  done aAvay with, and the present, or  gunshot    signals,    substituted.     No  stranger can   pass through  certain  portions of the district Avithout being  greeted at certain points by the report  of a shot fired  by a sentinel hidden  someAvhere in the dense forest.    One  shot signifies "danger;" two shots in  quick succession sifinifies "captured."  Thus when tAvo shots are fired the  entire moonshine population, including men. women and children, turns  out to the rescue.   This latter signal  was used  upon  one occasion a short  time ago, when Constable Forespring  of Somerset County, Avith a posse, overhauled old   "Billy" Pritts at a point  near his home.    The tAvo shots ran<r  forth and  in a verv short time Joe  Pritts, brother of the " king, "with his  Avife and children and several others,  armed Avith guns, clubs and rocks,  came to the rescue of their leader.  After a lively skirmish Pritts succeeded in escaping, with an ugly bullet  Avound in his left arm. On a recent  raid the house of Joe Pritts Avas visited and back of the door, nicely racked, Avere found seven double-barreled,  breech-loading shotguns and Winchester rifles, A magazine in the  cellar contained a large quantity of  ammunition.  The material used in distilling  moonshine varies Avith the size of the  several crops. When rye is plentiful  and easy to ob;ain "still chop" is  used. But in (the event of not being  able to procure that particular commodity, then corn, apples or peaches  are used in its stead. Their stills are  mostly impoverished. Sometimes a  large copper boiler is used, but often  copper kettles used, for boiling apple  butter and even teakettles are used.  A large tub is pressed into service to  mix the "mash." In distilling tAvo  sizes of Avorms are used. Those in  constant tear of arrest use the smaller  size, so that in case ot disturbance it  can be easily gotten out of the way,  for Avithout the Avorm not quite so  strong a case couid be AA'orked up  against them. The capacity of the  small Avorm still is from three to five  gallons daily. The largest still ever  captured in this district had a capacity  of about 50 gallons daily, and Avas the  property of old man Pritts. Any  neAv-comer, be he an officer or but an  innocent stranger in quest of game or  fish,the moment he enters the district  is put on the list of suspects. From  that time on his every movement is  closely Avatched by unseen eyes and  he is shadoAved at his departure for  miles.  Old man Pritts is a man about five  feet eight '"nehes tall and weighs probably   160   pounds.    He  is   always  shabbily dressed, although a comparatively "rich man, and Avhen seen by  strangers���a matter  of  rare occurrence���he is always accompanied by  his trusty, friend���a Winchester repeating  rifle.    On one occasion, how-  ever he neglected taking his gun Avith  him, and one Amos Pletcher happened  upon him'while he was reclining upon  a log about a mile from his home.  This Avas shortly after the murder of  ''Youey'' Hostetler,    Amos approached hini,   and seeing his defenseless  condition, opened up a conversation  Avith him regarding the recent murder of Youey and in a straightforward  manner asked Pritts Avhat the motive  Avas in killing this seemingly inoffensive old man.    To this inquiry Billy  replied that it was not.  the intention  to kill Youey,   but that the idea was  only "to give him a complete thrashing."   Since the  murder Pritts has  lived hi- the strictest seclusion, shifting  from place to place,   and  hiding in  daylight  in   the   numerous   natural  caverns     in     Avhich    the     country  abounds.    His food  is carried to him  by his numerous trusty friends, who  also keep him posted as to the movements of the  authorities.    This .extreme precaution renders his arrest  next thing to impossible.  There is great danger connected  with this illicit traffic, yet the saving  of $1.10 on every  gallon  of Avhiskev  makes it a very profitable one,   and  seems, to the moonshiner,   to justify  the risk.    Agents of the   "shiners" in  the coke regions get rid of the greater  portion of the stuff,   the principal customers being, the   foreign   element.  They prefer it to any other kind, for,  aside from its being cheaper in price  it has the knack of  "curling one's  hair" in   a  shorter   time  than  the  brands that Uncle Sam  allOAVS :to be  put on the market.   Home-consumers,  not triendly Avith  the moonshiners,  cane   procure   any    quantity   of   it  through the agency of the "Rock of  Moses."   These "rocks" are located  in various pares of the district, and  there Avhereabiufcs. ,-an be ascertained i  for the asking.    One  has simply  to j  deposit a coin in a vessel, Avalk for)  enough aAvay to be out of sight, re-'  main five or ten minutes and return.  The money   aviII be   gone and  the  vessel   filled   in    proportion   to   the  amount of cash deposited reckoning at  the rate of $1.50 and $2. per gallon.  One  of the   most  famous  of  these  '' rocks," capable of being  ' 'smitten "  is located on the left hand side of the  road leading up to  the farm of the  late "Youey" Hostetler, which is about  four miles from Pritt's "farm "  The average moonshiner is often  seized with a spirit of religious devotion.  On these occasions he puts aAvay  the   still  and,   accompanied   by  his  family and his shot gun, loaded Avith  slugs,' goes to church,   a   rude  log  structure in the heart of  the mountains.   Here he Avill   listen with rapt  attention to the preacher, meanwhile  keeping an attentive ear for the shotgun signal.   The preachers avIio hold  forth  in these  regions unanimously  agree that distilling liquor is not forbidden, either in the commandments  or in the NeAv Testament and therefore make no reference to this delicate  subject.  On'account of the danger to life  connected Avith it, raids into this  distcict are not so numerous as in  times past, but it is said that one is  contemplated in the near future.  H. L. Johnston.  Drillins: For Oil.  \\  The B. C. Oil & Coal Prospecting Syndicate, of Vancouver, will shortly commence drilling for petrolieum on land  about 00 miles west of Kamloops. A  thorough examination of the locality has  been made recently by a representative  of the syndicate, avIio" is confident that  petroleum is to be obtained in paying  quantities. The result of the drilling  operations Avill be Avatched Avith great  interest.  KNOXBROS:  SPRING  SPECIALTY  is everything in the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. 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WILSON,  The reliable Slocan Tailor,  AVilliamson Block, Ncav DeiiA^er, B.C  And yon  will feel as though  you were having  a Holiday in  Paradise. m^^WkWi  m  The smoke  from the HP* ID  BOURNE  BROS.,  DE.ALERS IN  J' GENERAL  J      MERCHANDISE,  S MINERS'  I       SUPPLIES,  I   DOORS, SASH,  * OATS,   BRAN,    E1TC.  S. NEW DENVER,  ���i B.C.  By sending  10 cents  to The Ledge,  Nstf D��nT��jr     C.  You can obtain a complete copy of  Carlyle's  Report  on the Slocan.  17URXlf-HED ROOMS  Will be seen in  many mountain saloons  before the hills are  much older^^^^^^^c  By Day or Week.  Mrs. A.J. Murphy.  SIXTH STREET  F. LO CASTO,  NeAv Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  E. Parris & CoM  SLOCAN   CITY  and   TEN   MILEi  A full line of Prospectors' and Miner  Supplies at Ten Mile Store.    /  f  I 6  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 8, 18.97.  P^ourth Year.  CS?  ^  0  k Tpotiible at  83        '..  The g-roup of Avaiting- idlers, avIio had  folloAved in its courso tlie shade of the  big- pine in front of the stag-e office, AArere  listening" Avith ]ang-uid thoug-h critical  interest to Long" Jake's story. Old man  Summers Avalked sIoavTv OA'er to tlie  .stag-e road and g-azed doAvn into the  valley.'  "Here she comes!" he shouted, standing- in the middle of the road, -with his  rigiit hand over his eyes. The listeners  sprang- to their feet and hastened to the  roadside.  A SAvirl of dust appeared around the  bend, and out of it came the noise of  rattling- of wheels' and the beating" of  hoofs. ' Then a stage appeared, and a  minute later the driver made his usual  theatrical stop before the office.  The guard, jumping* lightly to the  ground, held open tne stag-e door. Mrs.  Mig'g'ins, fat, fair and certainly more  than forty, awkAvardly descended to the  ground, and then appeared Miss Mig*-  g'ins. Miss Mig-gins and Miss Mig-g-ins  A\'as pretty. Charming- g-lanc.es from  her melting- blue eyes accompanied her  musical A-oice, while her red cheeks and  hairofg-old made the. surrender of tin-  hearts of the men of Saints' Rest unconditional.  The last roll of blankets had found  its OAvner, the horses had been led  away, and the sleeping- stag"e-coach  stood to one side. Tlie major Avas enthusiastic and the group before him wns  attentiA-e. "At last the eye of the Avorld  is becoming- focused upon the great  natural resources of Saints' Rest. It is  quite evident, suh, even to a supe'ficial  obserA'er, th at Mrs. Miggins and her  lovely daughter have been lured hither  by the .unparalleled attractions of  ^Saints' Rest to spend their days in rapturous contemplation of tlie beauties of  Nature."-  ���"Yer mistaken, major," said old man  Summers,    avIio   had  been   diligently  Mig"g-ins ez  scraping his pipe.    "Mrs. ^.���*,  goin to open a boardin'house."  "Who said so?" demanded the major,  blankly.  "That sage-brush pirate avIio pilots  the stage.   Mrs. Miggins told him."  The major looked across the A'alley  for a moment and then stalked silently  away. No one thought of disputing the  AA-ord of the stage-driver, Avho Avas to  the camp what a Aveckly ncAvspaper is  to a rural community���an unquestioned  source of enlightenment.  Old man Summers gazed after the  retreating form of the major Avith  tAA-inkling eyes. "Oh, yes, Miss Miggins ez purty," he remarked. "So's a  Sierra rattler sunnin' hisself in a trail.  But I'll bet a pair of giraffes ag'in a one  eyed hippopothesis that trouble an'this  Miss Miggins travel together."  On the eArening following the day of  Miss Miggin's descent upon the peaceful camp of Saints' Rest, every miner in  the Lost Horse Gulch, from the crest of  the ridge to the bed of the Avash, found  that he had pressing business on the  main street of the camp.  Among those avIio took their ingenuous Avays up and doAvn the uneven paths  -was Jim BoAvloe. Nature had not been  niggardly Avith her materials in his  building, and Jim was.fully 'lAv-ire that  his appearance fully justified the turning of heads in admiring glances.  When he stumbled on the best claim in  the gulch, he accepted the fact nonchalantly, realizing that it Avas but the  due of a'man of his superior gifts, and J  Avhen black-eyed 'Cencion joined her  mother, Avho ran the Bonita restaurant,  the camp unmurmuringly recognized  his right to be first in love as Avell as in  business. But now, with the spell of  Miss Miggins OA-er them all, Jim Avas  pained and surprised to note that every  other able-bodied mail in the gulch Avas  obtrusiA'cly present.  Jim BoavIoo has a bunk-house partner, Bobby Henderson, avIio being in  stature aiid ambition rather insignificant in comparison Avith his partner, Avas  usually referred to as "Bowloe's partner."' He, too, Avas Avith the croAvd,  .Avearing* a look of conscious innocence;,  and Jim Avasn't exactly ])leased to observe that his hair, Avh'ich had not heretofore had an encounter Avith a brush  since he left the States, Avas iioav com bed  as nearly straight as nature Avould  permit.  Great changes in the social life of  Saints' Rest folloAved the arriA-al of Miss  Miggins. EA-ery day there A\ras that  noticeable air of dfessed-up stiffness  Avhich had before appeared at first-class  funerals. Certain prominent citizens  declined to get hilarious except after  nightfall, a tribute to the influence ��� of  Miss Miggins Avhich at first excited  some uneasiness among the dispensers  of A-arious elixirs, but when they found  that her presence did not, pi-OA'cnt the  scrupulous ones from remaining under  the rule of Bacchus the folloAving day,  they accepted the reform with "great  good nature.  The partners, avIio 1 ived in a cabin on  the hillside, did not become guests of  the iicav boarding-house, partly because  of pride, partly because of an indisposition on the part of either .to broach the  subject, and largely because of the. \'ery  great distance of the Miggins establishment from their claims. But neither  Avas long in obtaining* an introduction  to the. daughter of the house.  Since the junior .Summers Avas a fiddler whose fame stopped not short of  tAA-o days' tniA'el from the camp, there  av.-is really Avas no reason for not having  a Thanksgiving ball. A committee,  secured for a ball-room the large, card  annex of the Saints' Retreat, a resort  Avith a soniCAvhat misleading name, and  the camp resoh'ed itself into a committee of the Avhole to see that the ball Avas  a success. Invitations were not issued,  for in the democracy of Saints' Rest the  right of every sober inhabitant, to be  present Avas recognized Avithout debate-  Old man Summers and Long Jake  discussed the social situation Avith interest. "It strikes me," said Summers,  "that the faA-orite lightnin'-rods hyar-  abouts air BoavIoo and Henderson."  "It do look that Avay," admhted Long-  Jake; "but the head man at a funeral  ain't always the most joyful. YouknoAv  that cabin n' theirs���two rooms and  three doors. Thev say ez Iioav since  this .Miss Mig-gins arrived that the  riders Ik-a- cob webbed the door 'tween  fmade the acquaintance of the shears-  clothes which had never before giA7en  their owners any anxiety, iioav became  the objects of critical inspection; and  boots and bandana handkerchiefs received equally careful attention. And  what thrills of delight Avere experienced  by the OAvners of"sto" clothes of the  Sunday-go-meetin' style,, relics of San  Francisco civilization! The partners  Avere among this lucky number, but  neither rested on his laurels.  The express agent had closed his  books for the day and Avas balancing  them in his usual easy manner, cash  book in one hand and" report book in  the other, Avhen he Avas interrupted.  Jim Bowloe leaned upon the counter,  holding in his hand a soiled copy of a  San Erancisco ncAvspaper. "I AArant  yeh to help me out," in answer, to the  agent's look of, inquiry. A loAV-voiced  conference folloAved. * Together they  examined the adA'ertising columns of  the Alta.  "Fo'tv-five dollars, did veil said? said  Jim.  "Forty-five dollars."  "'Pears to me, that's steep, purty  steep, but I ain't the, man ter kick about  trifles. Here's yer money. Git it  started as soon as'yeh can." ' The agent  smiled softly, while BoAvloe trudged  aAAray in the'darkness.  Strange happenings, like calamities,  often come not singly. It Avas the very  next, evening, and tlie express agent  Avas engaged in a hopeless effort to  make every dollar in the cash draAver  balance Iavo in his accounts, Avhen he  glanced up and found Bobby Henderson attentively regarding him o\rer the  counter. He," too, Avas confidential,  and he, too, had a copy of a San Francisco paper. There Avas a Avhispered  conference.  "Fortv-five dollars?" said Henderson.    "Ain't that rather high?"  "Oh, no,"ansA\-ered the agent; "'such,  on every ; mosquito  don't groAv  sni(  the   rooms and   tied the   han'le.  Avails thout bein' bothered."  As Thanksgiving' approached,  excitement in the society circles of  iru'ch increased. Hair that before  found no barber in the wilderness.  fo   the  riie  the  had  now  things  bush.  "Well," said Henderson, "this ain't a  question of 'dobes, so here's your dust."  The next stage brought tAvo packages  to the camp that Avere exactly alike,  outwardly. One Avas addressed to Boav-  loe and the other to Henderson.  It was the CA-ening* of a dav not long  before Thanksgiving, and Jim BoavIoc  Avas preparing to take his departure  from the Miggins parlor. He, hesitated  for a moment as he arose, and Miss  Miggins smiled encouragingly.  "Of course, Miss MigginsJ you'll be  doAvn at the big time Thursday night.  An' I'll feel most'oncommonly o'bleeged,  if you'll let me have the pleasure of  seein' you doAvn thai* an'back. And  BoavIoc thrcAV back his shoulders and  looked doAvn at himself admiringly.  To this Miss Mjggins, smiling- SAveet-  ly and holding open the door, replied:  '"I'll be ready to go not later than eight  o'clock."  , The next e/vening, Henderson stood  on the, doorstep, twirling his hat. Miss  Miggins regarded him Avith a pleasant  look of inquiry.  "Miss Miggins," said he, "f Iciioav I  ain't equal to the occasion, butneither's  nary other man in the gulch. But I  reckon you'll Avant to'see the dance, an'  if you need, a feller to kind o'pint out  the Avay, it'll be great joy ter me to boj  the faA-'ored man. An' I'll fix up for the j  occasion as much as Californv will  allow."  Miss Mig-gins Avas kind-hearted. She  looked at the face of the young man  before her, and then said "simply and  SAveetly: "I'll- be ready at' eight  o'clock."  It A\-as supper time in the gulch. The  express agent leaned idly\gamst the  stump of the big pine that used to mark  the bend in the canon and, Avith an expression of amusement curling his lips,  regarded 'Cencion, avIio stood before  hiih Avith her black eyes flashing.  "It will be a good joke," Tie said,  "and that is the reason 1 spoke of it to  you, for I am of your opinion that Jim  needs taking doAvn a little. But you'd  bettor take both outfits, for neither of  them knoAvs Avhat the, other has done,  and if either lost his lay-out and then  saw the other arrayed in purple and  line linen���Avell, there Avould be trouble  and a funeral, to say the least."  "It is Avell,"said the girl, and disappeared among the groAvirig shadoAVS.  The express agent gazed after her  departing form curiously. "If she could  Avrite," lie murmured, refiectiA-ely,  "there is one word she Avould certainly  begin Avith a capital letter. And that  is 'ReA'enge.'"  The, candles sputtered bravely that  night in front of the tin reflectors, the  lone fiddler played Avith all the fei'A-or  the occasion'demanded, and the floor  creaked and groaned under the grand  march, but neither BoavIoc nor Henderson saAv tlie opening of the grand ball.  The partners did not ar'r'iA'eat the  cabin on the hillside "at the same time  after supper. BoavIoo, Avith thoughts of  neckties of flaming hues, Avhite collars  of Avondorftil heights and stiffness, and  shirts upon the. fronts of Avhich Avere  pictured all the flpAvcrs of the field, ar-  riA-ed home early. It is not knoAvn just  what his feelings avc re Avhen he. comprehended the situation, but the opinion  proA-ailod in the camp that by not being-  present, it lost the effect of the most expressive and artistic burst of profanity  ever uttered in the mountains. Jealousy fathers distrust, and Bowloe  searched his partner's room, but uselessly. Then, relying* on the natural  graces of his person; he arrayed himself  as best he could and started for the  Mig-g-ins home.    If Henderson .    He  least, not" favored anyone else. And  so, having a great regard for the reputation of James BoavIoc, Esquire, he  affected an air of great enjoyment, and,  to one or two inquiries regarding" Miss  Miggins, he shrugged his shoulders as  much as to say that that was a" subject  in Avhich he Vas not interested. His  laugh Avas the loudest, his jokes the  numerous, and his dancing the liveliest  of all the company. Bobby Henderson,  coining doAvn the street, had-no thought  of the pleasures of the ball. He \Vas  fully satisfied that BoAAdoe was a.thief  and -that he was the victim of the robbery. At the door of the improA'ised  ball room, he paused for a moment, and  then, in the Avhirl of dancing figures,  one caught his eye and he saw nothing  else. His lip curled scornfully. BoavIoo the brave, Bowloe the mighty, had  stolen his clothes, but 'Avas afraid to  Avear them! Straight across the floor  he strode, heedless of the dancers'  rights, and in another moment Bowloe  Avas gazing into the angry eyes of his  partner. Then Henderson spoke.  His tones Avere not loud, but his tense  A-oice caused every dancer to stop and  listen, and the scorn and rage expressed  in eArery Avord and gesture held their  attention.  "A man might jump a Avidder's claim  and then try to distract her attention  by killin'her six small children, or he  might trade, all the good Avords on his  mother's tombstone ler a drink of bad  whiskev: but that man's a yentleman  'longside of a feller that steals- his partner's layout and then is too big a  coAvard to use it."  In the momentof silence thatfolloAved  every man dreAv his breath and turned  his face squarely to Avhere the forms of  the partners stood statued in the candle  light, and eA-ery woman shrank in-  stinc.tiA-ely toAvard the door. BoavIoc's  red face sVelled darkly Avith passion.  "You scoundrel!" he shouted, as he  leaped fonvard. And then the trouble  began.  It Avas Avell that it had been made the  unAvritten law-of Saints'Rest that no  gentleman should carry a Aveapon to a  social entertainment, for if it had not  been so the population of the camp  would haA*o been sadly less by sunrise.  As it Avas, there Avere many priwite  scores to be paid off, many' personal  grudges to be settled, and the population of Saints' Rest rose joyfully to the  occasion.  IN  LAVENDER.  Tov.ch tint ttie yellow folds which keep  The crumbling dust that once \A-as bloom,  And wafts of summer sweetness creep  Like wandering ghosts to haunt tho room.  And straight with dreaming eyes I see,  In homely parb of rust(-t brown,  Tl:<! ni.'iid whose Sneers robbed the bee  To strew with sweets her wedding gown.  Fairer than any flower that blows,  With bright face lifted to the day,  ted on by blessed thoughts, the goea  Smiling along the garden way.  The lilies cluster on the stalk,  The sucking bees make merry rout  Among the thyme beside the walk  And beds with wallflowers set about.  The sunshine fills the brooding sky,  The birds their nesting rapture speak,  And little careless winds go by  With warm, light touches on bet* cheek.  Her apron gathered on my arm,  Her dainty fingers gleaning slow,  She walks in youth's eternal charm,  This little maid of long ago.  And none but those who love can guess  AVh.-it thoughts her quiet pulses stir  Or wliut dt-ar hopes her visions bless  Among the beds of lavender.  ���Emily H. Miller in New York Tribune.  A MIDMGNT DEIVE.  % $; if: % % ^  major and Superintendent Mc-  *  The  Adoo, of the Starlight'Stage Company,  rode side bv side in the moonlight,  Avhile tAvo officers and a detectiA-e loped  close behind.i  "His reports," said Superintendent  McAdoo, "haAre not been satisfactory  for some time, but 1 thought it Avas the  result of incapacity or carelessness,  rather than dishonesty, and that is the  reason I Avrote and asked you to keep  an eye on the young man and find out  what kind of hours and company he  Avas keeping*. To think that he sliould  fool us all in that Avay! But Johnson  back here seems to haA'C pretty good  evidence that our Saints' Rest agent is  about as clcA-er a villain as ever committed a bank robbery in Ncav York or  forgery in Boston."  "1 suspected him," returned the major, "just as soon as lie refused to sua])  up some of those bargains in fifty-foot  lots on Hermosa Boulevard, which avc,  are going to build, for I knew he Avas  good  ask-  shut his teeth hard at the thought.  "Oh," said the freckle-faced young-  lady who answered his rap, "Miss Miggins went ever so long ago with  another gentleman." And she smiled  as only a neglected young lady can  under" such circumstances. Bowloe  stared at her for a moment, speechless,  and then, filled with astonishment and  rage, turned aAvay in the darkness  toAvard the scene, of the festivities.  Ten minutes later, the. maid, avIio Avas  gloomily reflecting upon the unkind-  liess of fate that made, her stay at home,  the night of the ball, heard another  knock." This time it Avas Henderson  that the light of the candle shone upon,  and his face, too, gvm- signs of imvard  trouble. "-.Miss Miggins," said the  maid, "has been gone quite a Avhile.  She Avent Avith another gentleman."  Bobby's face turned to flint.  Jim BoavIoo did not find Miss Miggins  at the dance. He felt relieved, for if  she had disappointed  him. she   had. at  bright enough to Iciioav Avhat a  thing* they are at the figures I am  ing.    I felt certain lie wi\s getting ready  to skip out "  A chorus of yells interrupted the major. For a moment the party slackened  pace, and listened. They were at the  outskirts of the camp," and as they  renlized that the noise that the evening  breeze brought totheniAvere not sounds  of joyous revelry, Avith one impulse  they started fonvard. Doavii the street  they galloped and dreAv up clattering  before'the dance hall, from Avhich issued  all that echo-aAvakening clamor.  The participants Avere almost exhausted, and the officers, armed, and  experienced in the handling of men,  Avitli the Adgorous aid of the major and  the superintendent, succeeded in restoring order. But, though tjioy searched  long and carefully and inquired of all  avIio AA-ere in a condition to ansAver, no  trace could be found of the stage agent,  Joe McLeary. The next "morning  brought no better success. Indeed, it  is a difficult matter to get information  out of a man avIio has his head bandaged Avith a toAvel, or carries a ucavIv  lamed arm in a sling, or avIio is perchance, like Henderson and BoavIoc,  confined to his bed with aches and  bruises. So sore a subject Avas the  ThanksgiA'ing ball that strangers for  months afterward found it unprofitable  to introduce it as a topic of discussion.  The next day at noon old man Summers dismounted from his burro iii  front of the Saints' Retreat and ambled  inside. He smiled grimly as he listened  to Long Jake's history of the Thanksgiving' ball. Then he laid doAvn his  pipe and took off his old felt hat. The  crowd gathered around him, for they  knew he had some important news.  "f Avas conu'n' doAvn the Elk Flat  trail Avhen I met these parties last nig-ht.  I can't say what they Avar talkiu'about,  but this I obsan-ed; the man had on a  b'iled shirt an'a Avhite collar which that  stage agent didn't Iica- Avhen I saAv him  last, an' the, Avoman Avas Miss Miggins,  and the mewls Avalked close together.  Paiji/Suoiji"  .By the Way.  From tlio Sornei-ville Jotirniil.  This is the season of the year when  it seems harder to push a laAvn mower  than it does to shovel snoAv.  The sentence, "Pack my box Avith  five dozen liquor jugs," contains all  the letters of the alphabet, and so is  excellent for typewriter practice, but  Frances E. Willard would rather  never learn to tickle the machine  than be required to use it.  An upright piano often seems to the  neighbors a downright nuisance.  However many faults a pretty girl  may have, she usually gets on Avell,  because she has] her redeeming  features.  There is one similarity betAveen an  inventor and a discoverer. As a  rule, neither of them makes anything  out of it.  When a woman throws stones at a  hen, the hen can't help Avishing* that  she had somebody in her chicken-  hood to teach her Iioav to laugh.  Some years ago I was sadly in need  of a change into the country, and, most  opportunely, a doclor in Arlington was  anxious to winter abroad, /so I took hie  practice for six months.  Arlington was a picturesque little  place some five miles from the sea. The  people Avere most friendly and ga\ro me a  hearty -welcome immediately. Dr. Seward, AA'hose substitute I was, kept a  smart little horse and buggy. The Aveath-  er being unusually fine for the time of  year, I immensely enjoyed the driving,  for, the country was neAv to me.  One ,day as I was returning home,  Avhen it was- beginning to groAv dusk,  my eye was caught by the gloAy of the  setting sun on the -windows of a house  standing on rather high ground near  the sea.  It was an old red brick house and  seemed much out of repair.  Turning to my driver I asked him  Avho OAA-ned the place. "It is called The  Laurels,'' was his reply. I was surprised  at the curt speech, for usually he Avas  very talkative. Just then Ave turned a  corner, and it Avas lost from sight. The  matter then passed from my mind entirely. Soon after that the weather grew  wild and stormy, so that my long drives  became a nuisance instead of a pleasure,  and on the evening of April 1 I came iu  at 7, really thankful that my day's  work was over. This thought gave me  the greatest comfort, and after dinnci  I settled myself in a large armchaii  draAvn up to,the blazing hearth and resigned myself to a cup of excellent coffee  and a good cigar. The long, cold drive  had made me droAvsy, and soon, in spite  of my interest, I fell sound asleep and  dreamed of my school days.  I Avas awakened by the violent, ringing of the, surgery bell���an agitated  sound, as though the ringer had been  kept waiting some time and was growing angry.  The clock was just striking II, so I  must have slept for nearly tAvo hours;  then, remembering that the housekeeper  must have gone to bed, I roused myself  and went to the door.  The rain had ceased, but heavy clouds  were scudding across the sky, partially  obscuring the haloed moon. By the  flickering light of the hall lamp I saw  a young man, muffled in a dark cloak.  He looked about 26, and his dark, handsome face seemed pale and disturbed.  "Yon are a surgeon?" he said abruptly, stretching out his hand.  I noticed that there Avas a bloodstained handkerchief tAvisted round his Avrist,  and so concluded' he had met with an  accident and needed my attention, so 1  said: "Yes, come inside. The wind will  extinguish the lamp, and I have no  matches about me."  "I want you to come Avith me at  once. My brother has met with an accident. It is a matter of life and death.  Come."  "Where?" I asked hurriedly, shivering with cold, for heAvould not come in.  "To The Laurels.    I  implore  you to  make haste," was the agitated answer.  "Your name?" I asked in despair, for  The Laurels Avas five miles away.  "Guy Chilvers. Are you ready:  Come."  All I could do Avas to step back into  the hall, put on my furred coat, and  ask him to wait while I harnessed the  horse. He agreed to this and accompanied me to the stable, even offering to  hold the lantern while I attended to the  horse, for my man had gone to bed with  a cold. By its light I studied his face.  He had an almost faultless profile, with  a hard mouth and dark, restless eyes.  He looked rather like an actor. I could  not say whether I liked his looks or not.  Seldom, if eA-er, haA'e I seen a face which  so attracted and repelled me at the same  time.  I had expected my tired horse to go  slowly, but to my surprise he seemed  unusually fresh, shied and even attempted to rear when my impatient visitor laid his hand on him. It was with  difficulty that I harnessed him at all.  The horse had ahvays been perfectly  quiet and stead}' before, but several  times during that lonely drive I thought  he would have landed us in a ditch.  At last we reached a rusty iron gate,  where Chilvers leaped out, and, seizing  the horse by the bit, slipped the rein  over the post. Then as I got down he  flung open the gate and pushed me is.  "Quick," he said, "or Ave shall be  too late!"  The house looked dark and forbidding, but a ray of light shone through  the door, which was ajar. I felt strangely nervous and excited as I entered.  What if this were a trap to rob and murder me?  My guide opened a door and disappeared from sight, leaving me alone in  the uncanny place, which Avas quite  unlike any house I Avas e-ver in before.  I believe had he been.gone one instant  longer I must have made the beet of my  way out into the dark drive and left my  patient to his  fate, so  unnerved  had i  become. However, as I took one step  toward the door he reappeared, carrying  a lamp which cast a curious shadow oo  the Avail.  "Come up staire," he said quickly.  "Harold is there. Step quietly." And  he led the way into a large room, -which  struck me as the most uncomfortable  bedroom I ever entered. But instantly  my whole attention was fixed on a elins,  boyish figure lying on the bed. fully-  dressed, with the blood flowing from a  deep wound in his left side.  For a minute I thought him already  lead, but he raised his head feebly as  we entered and whispered faintly:  "Guv, it was my fault. I struck you  first."  Chilvers leaned over him asd raised  him in his arms, so tbat the fair, curly  head rested on his shoulder, and said:  "We were mad, Harold, both of us.  She was not worth my brother's life.  Here "���and he beckoned me to approach  the bedside. "Save this boy's life and  all my property shall be yours."  I was about to protest that doctors do  not take such exorbitant fees, but even  as I stepped forward the lad turned  from me with a painful effort, clung to  his brother and sobbed out his young  life in his arms.  I was horrified, although in my professional experience I had attended  scores of deathbeds. In silence I advanced to help the poor young man, but  he laid down the lifeless, form and came  to my side, saying coldly:  " You are too late, sir. Now go.'' And  he pointed to the door.  "But, Mr. Chilvers," I began, "it is  necessary that"-���My sentence remained unfinished. Something, I know not  what, took possession of me, and I found  myself running like a madman down  the dark avenue, without any knowledge  of how or why I left the house. A.great  terror overcame nae, but my good Dixie  was still tied to the gatepost, and I  scrambled into the buggy and urged  him homeward.  When my man arrived next morning,  he said reproachfully: " Whatever's been  happening to Dixie, sir? He's that done  you'll not be able to drive him for a  week."  "I was summoned in a hurry last  night," I replied with caution. "John,  does Dr. Seward usually attend the people at The Laurels?"  "The Laurels? Why, bless you, sir,  there ain't no people ther��. It's been  empty for years, "was the astounding  reply.  A little later I met the rector as I  was going through the village.  The reverend gentleman saw at a  glance that I was, much perturbed, and  I tried to talk commonplaces. Soon,  however, the question slipped out, "Do  you know anything of The Laurels?"  "Ah, it is a strange, uncanny place,"  was his answer. "No one lives there,  and the natives all give it. a wide berth.  Two brothers named Chilvers owned it  at the end of the last century. Legends  say that they were devotedly attached  to each other, but both were high' spirited, fiery tempered fellows, and���a  woman in the case���doctor, they fell in  love with the same girl, a niece of one  of my predecessors, I believe. Their  servants, who lived on well into this  century, used to say that she secretly  favored Harold, the younger, but one  day she promised to run away with  Guy. The boy (he was scarcely more)  discovered this, and, in a passion, struck  his brother across the face.  "They fought a duel, and it was not  until his brother lay dying at his feet  that Guy relented. Then he searohed  the country far and Avide for a surgeon,  and found one at last���just too late.  The boy died as they entered the room.  Guy blew his brains out the day of the  funeral, and the villagers have some  foolish tale that the house is haunted.  But that is, of course, mere talk."  "What day did all thie take place?"  I gasped, feeling sick and giddy.  "Let me see, I know���somewhere thi#  time of year," said the rector. "Why  it was the 1st of April."  My strange experience has always  been an unexplained mystery to me.  That I was notdreaming was well proved  by the mud on the buggy, by poor Dixie's exhausted condition and by the  mark of wheels in the deserted drive at  The Laurels.���John T. Hall iu Owl.  ^N EGYPTIAN WEDDING  \ VERY 3WELL AFFAIR IN HIGH SOCIAL  CIRCLES.  WILL MAKE YOU SMILE-  First Stranger���"It seems to me I havo  Bflen your face before." Second Stranger  --"Quite likely. That's where I carry it."  ���Tid-Bits.  Jackson���' 'I met a man on the street  yesterday who reminded me of you."  Jenkins���"Is that so. Hoav?" Jackson���  "He, too, has owed me ten dollars for  more than a month."���Browning, King &  Co. 's Monthly.  Mother���"You naughty boy! You've  been fiu-htmg." Little Son���"No, ma."  "How did you clothes get torn and yom  face get scratched?" "I was iryin' to keep  a bad boy from hurting a good little boy."  "That Avas noble. Who wan the good little boy?"    "Me!"���Tid-Bits.  Eev. Silas Softey���"Ah, Thomas, tha��  man tried to take me in about that Avretoh  ed screw of a horse; but I'm not such a  fool as I look, eh?" Thomas (the groom)  ��� "Noa, sir, that ye're not." Rev. Silas���  "Eh, what?" ThomaB--"Beg pardon, sir,  I mean ye're hadn't need to bea."���Punch.  Big Man (ferociously)���"I'm pleased to  have met you, sir. I hear, sir, that you  alluded to me last night as an 'individual.'"  Little Man (seeing his way out of a row)  ���"That's where you are misinformed. I  alluded to you as an 'individualist.' I'm a  'oollectivist,' you know."���Funny Folks.  FOUND IN FOREIGN LANDS.  Elongated ear lobes are considered a  mark of beauty in Borneo.  A human skull as large as a bushel  basket has been found in Sicily.  In Lamar beehives hang in the form of  oblong gourds from the branches of trees.  Manufacturers of glass in Dresden produce some of their finest wares in furnaces  with chambers and compartments instead  of pots.  During the reign of Elizabeth English  dudes wore shoes three feet in length, tha  toe pointed and fastened up to the garter  with golden chains, to Avhich little bells  VT��T9 attached.  fhe J*roce��sioa and the Music���The Cere��  mony���At the Banqueting Hall���TJt��  Ladies Escorted to the Harem���Personal  , Appearance of the Bride.  But, notwithstanding the interior  position held by the weaker sex, a wed-  iing in Egypt is a very fine social function. The bride drives through the  ���treetB in a carriage trimmed gayly with  ribbons, escorted by singing women/and  followed by other carriages filled with  her friends. She is on her way to her  new home, the groom's house, where th��  reception is given. She has no dot, "but  furnishes her living apartments as her  gift to her husband. It is very easy for  any European to get an invitation to  these affairs, as their presence is considered an honor; and we were most  fortunate in seeing and especially fine  wedding, as both bride and groom were  very high in the social Bcale���he was  the son of Ahmed Pasha Chouery,  Under Secretary of State for the Interior; the bride Avas the daughter of tho  physician to the late Khedive.  About ten o'clock we drove out to a  large country   house   on the Shoobra  Road. Avhich is in the fashionable quarter of Cairo. As we got out of the carriage  Ave were met by a gentleman in European  dress, but wearing the "fez," who spoke  French fluently, and who welcomed us  in the name of the groom.    We had to  wait a moment, as just then a procession     approached���eunuchs     oarrjdng  lanterns   on   poles,   a   band of native  musicians,  and theu two ver)' young  meD in evening dress, one of whom was  the groom,  Avho was on his vvay to a  mosque to pray,   before  returning to  claim  his bride;   there is   no   church  ceremony.    After exchanging the usual  polite nothings with  the groom, who  spoke French, we entered the house-  first into a large hall with a fountain in  tho centre, around which and on divans  against the Avails sat men in all kinds'of  costumes; in one corner avrs a group of  natiAre singers. A sheikh sang the solos,  which he improvised, and which we supposed Avere very Avitty, judging from the  expression on the faces of the listening  croAvd, avIio every'feAv moments testified  their approval by   ejaculating   "Hal"  The gentlemen of the party left us and  went to the   banqueting  hall,   where  there avrs a feast for one thousand persons.    We ladies were escorted to the  har<'ui, which Avas more like a scene from  the "Arabian Nights" than anything we  had yet seen���room after room filled  Avith very elegantly, dressed Egyptian  women Avithout their veil?' and in all  the glory of their best clothes and jeAvels,  as suoh occasions are among the feAV  when they have an opportunity of displaying thern.     Very black and very  ugly female slaves Avere crouching about  all dressed  in brilliant-colored gowns,  wearing many necklaces, ear-rings, noserings, bracelets and anklets.    They love  to adorn themselves in   this fantastic  way.    Every   animate thing in Egypt  seems to Avear   some sore of jewelry;  even  tho  donkeys   have  necklaces of  bright beads or brass coins, and every  fellah or fellahine wears a blue bead  ring set in brass or silver.     On the bed  in what Ave shall call the "dressing-room"  were innumerable  richlj' embroidered  velvet cases containing the veils   and  shawls of the guest3,  Tlie bride avrs seated on a throne in a  large, brilliantly lighted room. Not  only Avere candles placed in every available spot but there AA'ere six big church  candles, which were lighted just before  the groom entpred. This room and the  adjoining bed-room and dressing-room  were those Avhioh she had furnished. The  Avails were covered with pink brocade,  and the furniture and curtains with pink  6atin. On a table in the bedroom was a  handsome gold tray, upon which were  tAvo gold eAvers and cups. The wash-  stand had crystal boAvls and pitchers, and  we noticed a cake of Lubin's soap. The  towels A\rere of the finest linen, embroidered in gold. Beside the bed we saw  a little pair of Avhite satin slippers-'and  a larger pair of white fur. The bride  looked very youn-.f; she sat absolutely  Btill to be gazed at bjr a roomful of women ; she Avore a pink goAvn embroidered  in gold, and many handsome diamonds;  among her gifts Avere three diamond  tiaras and one hundred and twenty-eight  shaAvls. The poor child seemed ail tired  out. There she been sitting since six  o'clock, and it Avas then nearly tAvelve.  At last Ave heard cries and shouts; the  eunuchs came in, and tried to clear every  one out of the room; but, fortunately, we  had made the acquaintance of a young  Turkish lady who spoke French, and she  told us where to stand, which Ave did  firmly, although Ave were pushed and  pulled about terribly in the confusion.  A band of slaves, beating drums and  giving the most, piercing yells, came,  followed by others carrying lanterns,  and then the groom���Avho Avas the only  man present. He walked up to the  throne, lifted the little bride's A-eil, and  kissed her. After this the friends all  offered their congratulations. We Avere  told to go doAvn stairs, Avhere there wai  Lancing until a very late hour.���Correspondence Christian Union.  NEW IDEAS.  Celery coffee is a new drink.  A postage stamp lioker has bees la?  rented.  A pneumatic tube for carrying the mails  received the first official trial in Philadelphia a few days ago and was entirely successful.  A glass factory *t Liverpool has glass  journal boxes for all its machinery, a glasi  floor, glass shingles on the roof and a  smokestack 105 feet high built wholly of  glass bricks, each a foot square.  A number of orders have been given to  Philadelphia iron workers for machinery  to be used in distilling alcohol from sweet  pofcatoos. A gallon of aloohol can be distilled from a bushel of sweet potatoes ai  �� small cost  An ingenious sweeping-machine has b��es  Introduced into Germany for picking tap  street sweepings. This machine, which hi  drawn by horses, takes up in its forward  motion tho street debris or mud deposited  ta streak* by the wacedine ewee\>er.  Some English religious and charitable  institutions have set a good example by  turning over to the depositors in building societies robbed by J. Spencer Balfour  the latter's apparently generous contributions to them. When his true character  became known it Avas evident that they  had received stolen goods, and they voluntarily made restitution.  -**���'  *',  vn *! Fourth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 8, 1897.  IN     THE     CANADIAN .IS OHTH WEST.  Green-grey is the sea of sage-brush, grey-green as  a winter sea,  Grey-green are the hemlock and cedar, and grey.  "is the heart in me.  The forests are armies of giants, 'dumb giants, here  no birds sing  Here dance no lights Avith tlie shadoAV?; no ivies  or clematis cling.  .The  mountains are  haunted, silent.   AVordsdie  on the lips unsaid;  The wolf is grown fearless with hunger; hunger  1 wheels on wide Aviugs overhead.  I crawl towards the far horizon; an atom drifting  through space,  Past the bones and the buffalo walloAVS, by the  trails of the vanished race.  And I long for the ehoirof skylarks, for the coo  of the mating dove,  For the liquid note of the throstle's throat, or the  songs of the land I loA-e.  For the hum of the mighty cities, for the faces  Avhich come and pass,  For the A'oiee of Spring when streamlets sing, and  tho murmur ot life in the grass.  For the sweet, sweet breath of the beanfields, the  scent of the fresh-turned sod,  For arms which -wait by iny cottage gate, and  the bells which cry to God.  I am man, and the world is mighty.   Should I die  thus alone outcast,  AVould my soul in tin; end find the soul of a friend  and win to its love, at InsIV  ���Clive Philllpps AVolley in Pall Mall Magazine.  your   'mouth     Avater.,   The     average Up at the Landin'.  American chicken is baked in an oven ;    ���Although   the   cook  thinks   slie    is;  oiilv baking- it���and, as a rule, it is drv.i��{rs$��' Ju{v-up at the landin'-,  t.    , , n        j      W *.    ,   <��� '   i Glorious, eh)*   An'grand in  1 tasteless and Ullflt to eat. j Summertime;   An'the river  ain.  A   WOMAN'S'   LOVE.  A sentinel angel sitting high in glory  Heard this shrill Avail ring out from purgatory:  "Have mercy, mighty angel, hear my story!  'I loved���and, blind with passionate 1oa-c. I fell,  Love brought me down to death, and death to  hell.  For God is just, and deatli for sin is avoII,  "I do not rage against His high decree.  Nor for myself do ask that grace shall be;  But for my love on earth who mourns for me.  Great Spirit!   Let me see my love again  And comfort him one hour, and I were fain  To pay a thousand years of lire and pain."  Then said the pitying angel: "Nav, rejicnt  That wild vow! 'Look, the dial finger's bent  Down to the. Inst hour of thy punishment!"  But still she wailed:   "I pray thee, let me go)  I cannot rise to peace and leave him so.  Oh, let me soothe him in his bitter woe!"  The brazen gates ground sullenly ajar,  And upward, joyous, like a rising star,  She arose and vanished in the ether far.  But soon adown the dying sunset sailing,  And like a wounded bird her pinions trailing;  She fluttered back, with broken hearted wailing  She sobbed, "I found hlni by the summer sea  Reclined, his head upon a maiden's knee-  She curled his hair and kissed him.'   Woe is me!"  She went, "Noav let my punishment begin!  I haA-e been fond and foolish.   Let me, in  To expiate, my sorrow and my sin."  The angel answered, "Nay, sad soul, go higher!  To be deceived in your true heart's desire  AVas bitterer than a thousand years of fire!"  ���Col. John Hav.  i     You  can get a   lunch, or   what  the i Say, don't it count tho-?  French call a breakfast, at anv of these ] Where the lunge splash and quiver  . .      .     t    i.       ' i    j.1,"     .��� ���,.       Big dimples like inter the water-  restaurants, including a bottle of ordni-  Tifi t nim,.rf w tv,���,.^,*  ary wine,, butter, shrimps, eg-g*s, mushrooms, chicken vvith artichoke hearts,  strawberry-tart, coffee, and cheese for  about tAve'nty-five francs, say hVe dollars. But all of these bills" that I am  g-'mng" you are the dinners and breakfasts ordered by people avIio are careful.  The averag*e American is apt to ta e  things Avhich are suggested to him bv  the Avaiter, and Avhen he has eaten with  his table-companion say four dishes  and finds that it costs ten'dollars apiece,  it makes him very tired.  If you Avill notice, I have put on tlie  bills of fare above only ordinary Avines.  If voir place yourself in the hands of  the sommeill'er, or. Avine-steAvard, and  sell him you want something very  good, he Avill bring you up an old cobwebby bottle of Burgundy Avithout any  tag on it, and Avilt tell you that it i's  good. So it is. It will generally cost  you more than champagne, aiid by the  same token it is better than champagne,  Americans soon find out the places  where they have good Burgundy and  Bordeaux! but they lun-e so pay for  them. I would advise these Americans  ahvays to trust in the soinmeiller rather  than attempt to find things themselves  from tlie wine list, because the wine list  is meaningless. All it can tell you is  vintages and prices, and sometimes not  even.that. St. Maktin.  An Old Nevada Tragedy.  "I SfiAv a great deal of killing in  form or another, and  PARIS   KFlSl'Al'UAXTS.  Those Americans Avho think that  Ncav York is an cxpcnsiA-e place ought  to go to Paris. There is no doubt that  the prices of New York at first-class  places are high. But the Ncav York  restaurants have not reached such ex-  pertness in making out bills as they  lurve in Paris!' Therefore it is not, at all  uncommon to notice an American with  his:  Avife���or   perhaps Avith   somebody  else's Avife going OA-er his bill Avith the  hair sloAvly'rising upon his head.  There are plenty of places in Paris  Avhere Jyou can get a dinner cheaper���  the "Bouillons Dirval," for example.  These restaurants are sprinkled all  over  food  figure,  generally  Paris, and   thev  plain  verv well cooked at a reasonable  fiut    the   average   American  goes   to   the   savcII   places,  Avhich   are "about   tAvch-e in   number!  There   is   the   Cafe de Paris,   Cubat's,  Chevillard's, Durand's,    Joseph's,   the  Restaurant Larue, the Tour d'Argent,  Maire's, Paillard's, the   Maison Doree,  the   Cafe Voisin, and   the   Restaurant  Lucas, together Avith the Cafe Anglais,  the Lion d'Or, Foyot's, and Marquerv's,  if  you choose   to include   them.   The  Cafe Anglais is no longer first-class, the  Lion d'Or has been closed, Foyot's is in  the   Latin quarter,'and   Marquerv's is  only middle class.   The highest-priced  places are Durand's, Paillard's, and the  Cafe-Voisin, and these are the most frequented.    Each   year   the    restaurant  frequented   by tlie   "savcIIs"   changes.  Tavo   years ago   it Avas   Durand's,"last  year it was  Paillard's, and this year it  is Voisin's.   Americans   are  generally  disappointed in the appearance of these  places,   because   they   are   frequently  small   and by   no   nicans gorgeous   in  their   equipments.- They   are   all   arranged in. about the sanie Avay���a  i-oav  of cushioned seats, or dh-ansj running  around the   Avail, Avith   tables   placed  next to them.   The guests nearly al-  Avavs ensconce themse'lA-es on the seats  one  i heap of savage  fights   in   Nevada's  mountains,"   said  Capt. William Mason, once of the Comstock lode and a score of other lodes in  the Silver State, "but for surprise and  horror the   figiit betAveen   Bodlen and  Chimay   in the Bodie saloon, lay over  anything   else   by long odds.    It   Avas  about  midnight "shat  the men   fell to  shooting���Avhat it was about I  forget  fiow���but the saloon Avas running full  blast, aiubthere was a scattering to get  out of the Avay of the shots.    But the  shooting   was"all on one side, for the  cylinder of Chimay's pistol wouldn't re-  voh'e, and  Bodlen sent  shots enough  into him until Chimay fell with holes  enough   in  him to have let out three  lives.   He   Avas   carried   into   a   back  room and  laid out on the floor to wait  for   the coroner, and then   everybody  Avent   back into   thc front part of the  saloon  and   the   games and   drinking  Avent on as lively as before.    Bodlen, as  the Avinner, Avas naturally popular and  a good deal looked up that night, and  had a good many invitations to drink,  and   he set 'em up   himself off  and on!  He   Avas   standing at  the   bar  with a  group around   bun.   the   hero   of   the  night.   Of   a sudden   the   door of   tlie  back  room,  Avhere Chimay  had been  laid aAvay, opened and tlie first .man  that looked gaAro a yell like an  Indian  and nearly fell backward, and the rest  ot us   felt like   doing   the same   thing  Avhen Ave saw that it Avas Chimay standing there, pistol in hand, look ing round.  He   sjiav the man he Avanted, and' by  this time OA'eiybody betAveen him  and  Bodlen  had .got out  of. the,-way-.    He  raised his pistol and Bodlen  pulled his,  and the shots rang out again, but this  time Chimay's pistol cylinder revoh-ed,  and at the second shot Bodlen  dropped  his pistol, staggered and went doAvn on  his face, shot "through the heart.    Chimay   Avatched him 'fall, and   then   his  pistol dropped from his  hand and  fell  backAvard  into  the room a corpse for  good this time.    For clear nerve and  resolution, what Chimay had done beat  anything I ever kno.Av of.    Left to himself   he   had   rcA-ived,  picked   up   his  pistol, taken it apart, fixed the cylinder  so that it  AA-ould Avork, and then  came  out   and shot   his  man.    That   was a  specimen chip   of  Nevada  in thc old  days."  Why He Apologized.  Till I almost ha' thought  'TAvas Bess a-pokin'fun at me;  An' under a pink bonnet, I sorter  See her faeeall beainin'an'smilin',  A-talking to another feller, not dreamin' o' me���  An' my blood a-bilin'.  Picnic day���up at the landin'-  Glorious, eh?   An'grand, air  Bess was there lookin' jest SAvect;  Her pink bonnet bobbin',  Her yeller head noddin,'  Her white dress a-rlutterin', an' she a-dancin'.  An'  Say, it Avas jest heaven jest Avatehin' her feet,  As she tripp'd to the tune o' the old fiddler's air;  But somehow or nuther I seem'd a-dreamin',  Jest cotcli'd sight o' Bess' face beamin'.  An' a feller twistin' curls in her yeller hair.  An' say, weren't she a-smilin'���  Gosh! an' my blood >vas bilin'.  Picnic day���up at the landin';  Glorious, eh?   An' grand, an'  The sun gone doAvn,  An' I a-rowin' Bess on the river.  I  Averen't  a-speakin'  tlio',  not  that   I   wasn't  Avillin';  So onct I stol'd a glance at her  An' I sorter saw a (itiiver  Round them sweet lips o' hers ,  A puckeral-likefcrtrillin';  Gosh! I couldn't hold iu no longer,  But jest blurt'd out all my heart's bilin',  An'when I dared to look agin, shinin' through  tears,  AVas Bess' blue eyes  Witli love a-sniilin'.  First, o' July���up at the landin';  Glorious, eh?   An'grand in  Summertime.   An'the river,  Say. don't it count tho'  With Bess at my side!    Her yeller hair flowin -,  And I scarce a-rowin'��� jest Yet the boat glide.  The sun Iuul gone a-wooin'  The clouds a-down the river,  And the moon was kinder sneakin'  To see Avhat we was doin '���  But I guess it didn't sec much.   Jest amiss ������  Iu a boat on the river  With me���an'a kis*!  ���    ��� . "      ��� M. Tisdale.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  MARCH   MINERAL   CLAIM.  NOTICE.  Situate in tlie Slocan Mining Division of AVest  Kootenay District. AVhere located:���On  Slocan Lake, adjoining the Town of SilA-er-  ton on the south.  TAKE NOTICE that I. C. AV. Callahan, Frea  I Miner's Certificate No. 7101.1, 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.   AV.   CALLAHAN  Dated this 4th day of June, 1807.  '���   QTTAAVA   NO.   2   MINERAL   CLAIM.  CIXTY days after date I intend to apply to  O the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  AV< -rks for permission to purchase Kit) acres of  lain." more or less described as follows:���Beginning at a post planted on the AVest or right  bank of Wilson Creek, about "f of a mile from  its mouth, and marked S. E. Corner A. M.  AVilson,thence along the East Boundary line of  298, G 1. North, about 4f>u feet to a post marked N. E. Corner of Lot 2!i8. G. 1.; thence West  along North Boundary of said Lot 2!t8, Or. 1,  about000 feetmore or less to a postmarked  S. AV. A. M. AVilson . thence North 40 chains ;  thence East 4!) chains more or less to Bank of  AVilson Creek ; thence following meanderings  of AVilson Creek in a southerly direction to  place of beginning. Containing by admeasurement 1<|0 acres more or less.  PASSENGER  TRAINS  EACH   DAY.  EACH   DAY.  ' Between ���  On the-^-  Trail and  Rossland  ir ft Western Rt  Rosebery, B.C ,  A.  28th May, 1807.  M.  AVILSON.  je8-ag3  r.rv.ry..c iiunurj tnat. i, Aiirea uriscou, as  agent for Geo. Fairburn, free miners''cer-  tificate No. 78.2.10, Paul Anderson, free miners  jertificate No. 79,202, Charles Anderson,  free  Situate on North side Four Mile Creek, some  Five Miles East of Silverton, Slocan  Mining Division of AVest Kootenay District.  ���TAKE NOTICE  that I.  Alfred Driscoll.  as  1   age-1- *--"--���"���������  tificate  ce  miner's certificate No. 01,825, intend, oo days  after  date   hereof,   to apply  to   the   Alining  Recorder for a   certificate   of  improvements  for the purpose of obtaining n Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 87 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improA-ements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this 12th day of June, 1807. jel7-agl7  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE Is hereby given that 30 days after date  l\ I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and AVofks for a special licence to  cut and carry away timber on the following described lands commencing at a post marked  S. B, Hendee's south-east corner, situated about  tAvo miles north of AVharton's suav mill on Avest  side of Slocan lake; thence west 120 chains;  thence north 80 chains ; thence east 120 chains ;  thence south 80 chains to initial post, containing  OiJO acres.  ' ,     S. B. HENDEE.  May 2!)th, 1807. jelO-jylO  Run Made in one Hour.  No.  No.  No.  Rigid   Restrictions to Govern   Saloons.  Probably there, never Avas a laAV governing the  sale of intoxicants or regulating saloons like that  which was recently passed by the Pomona (Cal.)  city council.  The new law provides that there may be tAv'o  saloons In Pomona, each to give approved bonds  for $.1000, and to .pay S50U license every six  months in advance. Tne saloon-keeper to be a  resident of Pomona. He may hire a barkeeper,  but the character of the barkeeper must be passed  upon by the city council before he can serve.  The saloon must be even Avith the line of the  street and on the ground floor. Its front must be  more than half of clear glass. No screens or  frosted or painted glass mav be used and an unobstructed view of the bar a'nd all who are about  it must be had at all times from the street, so that  one may knoAv from the outside Who is drinking  In the saloon.  The saloon can have no back door or anv rear  entrance whatCA-er. It must be in a single department, with no adjunct or wing. No billiard table,  cards or games of any nature Avill be allo\Ared.  Butjone seat or chair may be there, for the sole  use of the barkeeper. Even barrels to lean or rest  upon are not allowed.  The saloon maybe open from five a. m. until  ten p. m. on weeks days only. No intoxicants  may he sold tc men under 20 years or to any  female. If any man is complained of by his  mother, sister, wife or daughter as a habitual  drunkard, who spends money in the saloon  necessary fov their support, the saloon-keeper  must post "hat man's inline consnicuouslv above  his bar and never more sell him any liquor. If the  saloon-keeper violates any of these provisions he  may lose his license, ami his bondsmen may be  liable for the tines imposed upon him.  GREENLEAF  MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan MiningDivision of AA'est  Kootenay District.   Where located?   Adjoining the   Clipper,   about   three   miles  .above the town of New Denver.  HPAKE notice that we. the undernamed. A.  1    Ferguson, free miner's certificate No. 07088,  J. Cummings, free miner's certificate No. 8.13.17,  AV. C. McKinnon, free miner's certificate No.  81091, N. Angrignon, free  miner's  certificate  No. 79008, J. Cudden, 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. above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 87 must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of Jtily, 1807.  NOTICE.  MOTICE is hereby given that .10 days after date  Ia 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 nost marked Raoul  Green's southeast corner, situated on the south  side of AVilson creek, about 4." miles from The  Forks, about sixteen miles from Roscl-en-v, running "thence 120 cliains north, thence 80 chains  west, (thence 120 chains South, thence 80 chains  east to initial post, containing 0(i0 acres.  RAOUL GREEN.  June 1st, 1807. Sandon, B.C.  NOTICE* ~~~  JENNY LIND, ROBERTSON AND BEAVER  MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Boston Again.  Situated on North side of Four Mile Creek,  some FiA-e Miles East of Silverton, Slocan  Mining Division of AVest Kootenay District.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driscoll, as  L agent for A. H Bremner, free miners, certificate No. t'lj38.'>, 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 'dl must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improA-ements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this 12th day of June, 1807. je!7-agl7  From the Argonaut.  A little Boston girl, about four or five years old,  was.enioying a slide upon the sidewalk when her  heels flew up and she fell with great force upon  the stones. A lady nicked her up, and asked,  kindly: '-You poor little mite, how did you  lall?" The tiny child looked up into her Wind  friend's fac. "and with the tears streaming down  her cheeks, sobbed:   "Vertically, nia'ain."  Carpets of various shades and  terns at Bourne Bros.  .      HALTON CHIEF MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan MiningDivision of AVest  Kootenay District, British Columbia.  AVhere located ����� On the O. K. Creek, a  tributary of the north fork of Carpenter  Creek, and about five miles northeast of  Three Forks:  TAKE 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 improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant for the above  claim.  And, further take notice, that action under  Section 87 must be commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improA'ements.  M. J. MEEKER.  Dated this, 22nd day of May, 1807. jy27  CAZUBAZUA MINERAL CLAIM.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 00 davs after  1> date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and AVorks, for permission to  purchase 100 acres of land, more or less situated  about 2i miles south of New Denver, on east shore  of Slocan Lake, AA'est Kootenay, B.C. Commencing at J. C. Harris' S.AA'. corner, thence north 80  cliains, thence Avest to mineral claim Neglected  and following east and south boundaries, of said  claim to Slocan lake, thence southerly along cast  shore of said lake to point of commencement.  J'C. Hakius.  Dated April 22nd, 1807. ap20-je29  NOTICE.  ���jVJOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after  x> date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and AVorks for a lease of  the following described land, situated on the  west shoro of the Columbia River, opposite the  town of Nakusp, for the purpose of opening up  and working as a stone quary. viz.: Commencing at a post marked J. S. Lawrence's n. e.  coaner post, running thence 20 bhains westerly, thence 80 chains southerly, thence 20 chains  easterly, thence 80 chains northerly, following the lake shore to point of commencement.  J.   S.   LA WHENCE.  Dated June 14th, 1897.  0 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects in  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at  Rossland  with  Red  Mountain   train  for  Spokane.  2 Leaves Rossland at 1:00 p.m.; Connects  with C.P.R. main line Steumers for the  north ot Trail.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 2:30 p.m.; Connects with  C.P.R. main line Steames from the north  at Trail.  No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 4:20 p.m.; Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. f) Leaves Trail at 5:4.r> p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen'ISupt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1807.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  morning*, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West  NOTICE.  pat-  next to the AArall, and tire serA'ecl from  the other side of the tables by tlie  .Avaiters. Occasionally, Avhen the place  is croAvded, people Avill seat themselves  on the outside, but ordinarily they are  found on only one side of the table. As  for the table-linen, the china, the kniAres  and forks, they are by no means as fine  as avc-find in' many"'of the American  hotels and restaurants. The cooking",  hoAvever, is hard to excel. The reason  that the Paris restaurants obtain such  high prices is oAvin-r to their peculiarity  of g-etting* Avhat they call primeups.  Their Paris epicurean guests seem to  Avant to eat things out of season. For  example, they are fond of serving you  peas in January. Then they Avill give  you pheasants "and bird-nest soup and  other exotic, dishes.  Here is a sample dinner and a A'ery  plain one for iavo at a Paris restaurant.  They charge you, by the Avay, fiftv centimes, or ten cents, to sit doAA-'n. Therefore, for the tAvo places, or couA'erts,  put doAvn one franc; an aperitif, the  substitute for our American cocktail,  another franc; a bottle of ordinary  Avhite Avine, three francs; a bottle of  ordinary Burgundy, seven francs; a  tureen of bouiilion,'another franc; a sole  Avith N onnandy sauce, eight francs; a  duckling with turnips and cream, fifteen francs; asparagus, Avith a delicate  sauce, tAvelve francs; ice-cream tart,  five francs; coffee, half a franc; liqueurs,  one franc; tip, half a franc; total, about  sixty francs, or about tAveh-e dollars.  Tiie French haA-e manvAvaysof cooking eggs most delicioiisly." For "example, eggs with shrimps', scrambled  eggs Avith chicken gravy, scrambled  eggs Avith almost everything, much!  better, you iind, than "in America.  They also cook many things in covered  saucepans Avhicli are most appetizing.  Their saucepans are earthemvare, of  the kind called casseroles, and by keeping them covered they can cook a  chicken en casserole Avhich Avill  make  There Avere five of us hunting and  fishing in the Puma range, and one  rainy day, when Ave were sticking  close to the shanty, a stranger ap  peared. He said he Avas a tramp  barber, on his Avay to Dobbs City,  and as none of us had been shaved  for a fortnight avc gave him Haifa  day's work. He had a steady hand  Avith the razor, and was an expert  Avith the shears, and the only peculiarity any. of us noticed about his Avork  ���was that he let his razor lovingly  linger on the throat. We gave him  his dinner and $2 in cash, and he  Avent aAvay Avell pleased. About four  hours later a band of six men rode up  and the leader enquired if we had  seen a tall, roughly dressed man pass  that wuy. We told him of the barber  and he looked from man to man and  exclaimed:  "Good   heavens, but   you are   all  freshly shaved!"  "Yes,   avc    gave    the    barber a  job."  "And he sluiA'ed each one ot you?"  "He did, and did it well."  . ' 'Boys do you hear that?" shouted  the man, as   he turned   to his   com-  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.-  R.  B. THOMPSON,  AV. D. MITCFIELL  Secretary.  Notary Public  TlOlSOllCMltTlOfflllSOE  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AVest  Kootenay District.   Where located: On Fotir  Mile creek about 4 miles east of the town of  SilA-erton.  ���pAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, actiiiR  1    as agent for George Fairhairn, free miners'  certificate No. 7!)i'oii. and Frank Culver, free  miners' certilieate No. (jii00;'> intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Miniug  Recorder for a certificate   of   improvements  for the purpose of obtains 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  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of .Tune, 1S!I7. jelO-uglO  -VTOTICE is hereby given that we the undor-  1a signed intend, GO days after date, to make  application to the Chief Commissoner of Land  and AA'orks for permission to purchase 1G0  acres of land situated 8 miles north-east of  Nakusp on Koos ICanack Creek, /on the north  shore of Upper Arrow Lake, AVest Kootenay  District, commencing, at Initial Post No. 1,  south from No. 1 post -10 chains, east thence 40  chains, north thence 40 chains, west to place  of commencement.  LYLAND   MCDOUGALD.  WILLIAM   HUSTON.  Stakes dated 5th of May, 1SJJ7. je3-ag3  .Before you-travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It Avill save you money  App] y to nearest R,aih\ray 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,  creby given that thirty davs after  nd to apply- to the Chief Comm'is-  ls and \A orks for a special license  \TOTICE is hereby given that  1\ date I intend ...  sioner of Lands aim worus lor a si  to cut and carry aAvay limber on the following  described lands: Commencing at a post marked  Miles Carroll's southeast corner, situated on the  south side of AA'ilson creek, about:-)'. miles from  the forks, about 13 miles froin Rosebery, running  -10 chains cast, 120 cliains north, 80 chains west,  120 chains south, 10 chains to initial post, containing !K!0 acres.  June 1st, 18!t7. MILES CARROLL.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  AVAKEFLELD   MINERAL   CLAIM.  A  SITTING of the Comity Court of.Kootenay  will, be holden at New Dein'or, on Thursday tho 2!)th .Inly. 1S07, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  E.   T.   H.   SIMPKLXS.  Acting Registrar of the Court.  Dated at Nelson, 3rd dune, 1SH7.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AVest  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 Fairhairn. free miners'  certilieate No. 7!)2f,i;. and .1 H. AVereley. free  miiiers" certificate No. i!lii!t7 (personal representative for AV. H. Smith), intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the'Mining  Recorder for a certificate of iniproA-e-  ments 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 tlie issuance of such certificate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of J une. 18!)7. jelO-aglC  HIDDEN   TREASURE   MINERAL   CLAIM.  of  it?" asked   one of our  panions.  "What  party.  "Why, he Avent insane yesterday,  and cut a man's throat in his barber  ohair over at Unadilla, and Ave're  after him to put him in an  asylum!"  They rode away at a gallop, and  next morning returned to our camp  with the man, avIio had been captured  after a hard fight, and Avas tied on  his horse. He seemed to remember  us as he AA'as giAren a drink of A\rater,  and as he handed the cup back he  quietly observed:  "Say, gentlemen, please excuse  me. I meant to finish of the last man  Avho got shaved, but I got to thinking  of something else and it slipped my  mind!"  Robie, Demur's new merchant  tailor, is at present located next door  to Hoben's store, and guarantees  every thing made in his establishment to be 0. K. or no sale.  NOTIOE.  Situated in the Slocan Alining Division of  AVest Kootenay District. AVhere located?  About 800 feet from left fork of Sandon  Creek, and runs parallel with Slocan King  and Emma claims.  rPAKE NOTICE that T. the undersigned.  1 George Alexander. Free Miners' Certificate  No. 7-I'ino, 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'abpve claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37. must be commenced lie fore the  issuance of such certificate of improA'ements.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER  Dated this 21th day of May. 1807. je3-ag3  NOTICE.  VTOTICE is hereby uiven that 30 days after date  IA I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and AA'orks for a special license to cut and  carry away timber on the folloAving- described  lands: Commencing at a post marked David  McKay's southeast corner, situated on the south  side cf AVilson creek, about one mile above the  forks, about 12 miles from Roseberv, running  thence 00 chains Avest, thence fin cliains north  thence-to chains Avest, thence 00 chains north,  thence 80 chains east, thence Ot) chains south,  thence 40 chains east, thence 00 chains south,  thence 20 chains west to initial post, containing  !)!.!() acres.  June 1st. 1897. DAVID McKAT.  The only all rail route without change  fears betAveen Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colvilie Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Except Sunday.  AKltlVE.  Daily  Lkaa'e.  8:10 a.m.  10:00"  8:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  NOTICE.  V[*OTICE is hereby given that Charles AVebster  LA Callahan is no longer engineer for, and  has no power to act in any way for the Van-  couvor&British Columbia General Exploration Co., or the Galena Mines Ld.  EVANS, COLEMAN & EVANS,  VancouA-er, B.C.. July f>, 1S07. Agents.  jyS-ag8  6:00 p.m.  3:40    "  6:00 p.m.  Kaslo and  Close connection Avith Steamers for  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus Avith stage dailv.  KA8L0 & SLOCAN RY  TIME CARD "NTo. 1.  JO-JO   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Traders', teamsters' and other licenses are  now due and must be paid forthwith.  ALEX SI'ROAT,  Government Agent,  New Denver. B.C.. 18JI7.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that :>:i days from date  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 of Fennell creek, running  southerly l'i chains, thence east Il'o chains,  thence north 8') chains.thenco west 1-iO chains'  thence south 1') chains to point of commencement, about eight miles from Silverton, B.C.,  containing 901 acre.->.  G.  C.   AVHARTON.  June 20, 1807.  T-  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  AVest. Kootenay District., AVhere located:  On North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about  five miles above Throe Forks.  AKE NOTICE that I. ThomasSinclair Gore,  icting as agent for Alice Trenery, free  miners' certificate No. 7Il'i;') and A. L. Davenport, free miners' certificate No. 7I'!!W, 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 '17, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certilieate of improvements.  T.   S.   GORE.  Dated this 20th day of May. 18!i7.  APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR  LICENSE.  "VTOTICE i.-s hereby given that thirty days from  1\ date the undersigned will apply to the  Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay for  a license to sell liquor by retail at their hotel  in Silverton, Slocan district. AA'est  Kootenay.  BRANDON & BARRETT.  Silverton, May 17,18!'7.  IN EFFECT WED.J0V. 25, 1895  Subject to change Avithout notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  ti  ta  of  NOTIOE.  ���VTOTICE is herebv ;  i\  I intend to applv  jdven that :-lfi days after date  to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Woods for a special license to cut and  carry away timber on the following described  lands: Commencing at a post marked AVilliiini  lAIereier's northwest corner, situated on the smith  side of Wilson creek, about .1 mile from Rosebery,  thence south 120 chains, thence east 811 chain's,  thence north l-'n chains, thence west ;8o cliains to  initial post, containing 000 acres.  June 1st, 1H07. WILLIAM MERC1ER.  A carload of  Bourne Bros.  groceries  just in  at  NOTICE  All accounts owing the late firm of Hunter,  McKinnon & Co.. must be settled by August  1st. or they will be placed in Court for settlement. \A'.\i. HUNTEll & Co..  Silverton ami Three Forks.  EMPIRE   NO:   5   AND    BRVAN   NO.   4.  MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situated in  the  Slocan   Mining   Division  AVest Kootenay District.   AA'here located :  On Carpenter Creek about one and a half  miles above Cody.  "PAKE NOTICE that. T, Charles Moore, acting  1 as agent for A. C. ilolland, free miner's  certificate No. SOlo-i and John McNeill, free  miner's certificate No. 778.11, 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  tho above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section   'M.   must   be  commenced before  the  issuance of such certilieate of improvements.  Dated this iMth day of May. 1807.  m.Vi'7--y27 CHARLES MOORE.  On Kootenav Lake and R'vcr.  Time Card in  Effect. May loth.  lS'.iT.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile. Point with all  passenget trains of theN. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Leave 8 00  A.M.   Kaslo  ArriA-e  , 3 30  "    8 KG  South Fork  ii  3 1.1  "   !) 3ti  "      Sproule's  (,  2 1.1  "    it .11  "      AVhitCAvater  u  2 00  '��� 10 03  ���'      Bear Lake  li  1 .18  " 10 18  "      McGuigan  ,(  1 33  " 10 30  Bailey's  (1  1 21  "' 10 38  "      Junction  ((  1 12  Arr. 10 .10  "      Sandon  LeaA-c  1 00  P.M  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  R. W. BRYaN,  Supt. and Ass't Treas  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  THE   STEAMER  .HUNTER  AVill leave NEW  afternoon   upon  from Sandon,  DENA'ER,  arrival   of  every  train  La-. Kaslo for Nelson and way points. .1:30 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:1.1 p.m.; Rossland 3:10 p  m.; Spokane, 0 p.m.  Nelson for Kaslo and way points. .1p-m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossland, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:10 a.m.  La-  new SERVICE ON KOOTENAV LAKE  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo. etc. Tues.. Wed.. Thurs.:  Fri., Sat.; !i:SD a.m.   Ar. Kaslo, 12:30, p.m.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc. .Mini.. Tues;', Wed.,  Thurs., Fri.: .1 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, '.) p.m.  NOTICE.  -VTOTICE is hereby given that .'in days from  IA date I. will apply to the Stipendiary magistrate of AA'est Kootenay for a license to sell  liquor by retail at his hotel in Silverton. Slocan District, AA'est Kootenay.  THOMAS   CLATR.  Silverton. June 2.1,18:i7.  BONNER'S FERRV axu KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  Lv. Kaslo, Sat.. 11 p.m.: Ar. Boundary. Sun.  7  a.m.;   A-r. Bonner's   Ferry. Sun., .ll.iiu a.m  Lv. Bonner's  Ferry,  Sun..  1 p.m.;   Ar. Bound  ary. Sun., .1 p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun., in p.m.  Close connecton at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.���10 a.m..  and AVest bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORG E   A LEX A XDER, Gen  Head Office at Kash  Mgi-  B.C.  Kaslo. B C, May. 1.1.18H7  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE  POINTS.  AVill leave SLOCAN CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change Avithout notice.  S. T.N. CO.. Ltd.,  June 1,1807.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar.  First-  Rooms  open  to  creeks.  class in every respect.  Avell furnished. Trail  Ten and Twelve Mile  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  / THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY S, 1897,  Fourth Year.  MINING   KECOKDS,  the   Assessments  Recorded  at  New  Denver.  Transfers and Locations:  LOCATIONS.  June SO  Baby Fraction���Cody, Harris Mardsen.  St John's and St Mary's-Fennel, Martin Ber-  rigau  Gold Flume���Lemon, J B Callahan  St Rock���Granite, Frank Re  St Joseph's Fraction���Fennel, same  St Antony Fraction���Same, F H Bartlett  Saref��� AVilson,  F   Reginald  Gee  and   S  R  Frazier  Orchard���Lemon", N Orchard.  Poodle Dog���North of New Denver, Alex McKay  Horseshoe���Ten Mile, T S Huston, S Garnharn  and Geo A\T Green..  Emily and. Omemee���Grainte, Alex Loid  Madawaska���Same, John Kilboren  Expert���Southeast New Denver, AS Williamson  Metropolitan���Ten Mile, Angus McKinnon  Silver Cup���Ten Mile, A Hepnerand Geo Perry  -Nemo, Thos Daniels  ^  -Ten Mile, John Sodoski and Jams  Jubilee  Gemine-  JKowalski  Floyd���Carpenter, Hiram Smith.Robt Mooney  and J AV Burke  A\ralker���East lower Slocan Lake, R C McDonald  Julv 3   ,  Night   Hawk  Fractional���M   Sandon,  E  M  Sandilands  Grapher���AA'ilson, Geo Blanch.  Myrtle Fractional���Bet Eight and Ten Mile.  Angus Ersklne  Sunburst, AVolfe Dog, Horseshoe,Mny Walden  and Selling Circle���Lemon, C B Hi'ttle."'!' Nolan  and .\f McDonnell  Nellie Ray���2nd S fk Lemon, Win Minion.  Helena Fractional���Best Basin. G O Foss  Golden Eagle���Twelve,Mile, J Y A'ick.  Rosebery���Same, Frank Anderson  Victor���* Wilson, Barthlevv Lalieur. Jos Wright  and A Deshainp  Romping Girl and Hindoo���Ten   Mile, Chas  Nicholson.  AVild Fox���Wilson, E R Eunie, R Lorah.  July r,  Loi-na Doone Fractional���Four Mile.JC Rcilly  Wonderful Bird���M Sandon, Ed Tornghc  Issabella���Ros(ibery, Wm Barker  Francis-Cody. Morlcy Billett, F A\* Murphy  Silver Bell���Four Mile, Andrew C McGeo    '  Belleville���Ten Mile, Oil in Covington  Fidelity Fractional���Southeast  New Denver,  Geo Campbell  Frisco���Same, D McMillan  Iugersoll���AVilson, ChasTunks  Ottawa���West Slocau Lake, P G Breand  c,        Garfield���Mc-Giuigan, John Lindhohn  Lewis and Lena���Same, Jas Nicholson  Black Prince Fractional���Lemon, Jas Livingstone  Sentinel of Dead Lake���Southcst New Denver,  H M Walker  Sarah Jane���Same, S P 0wings  Columbus Fraction���Four Mile, A H Bremner  Kilmuir Fractional���Same, Donald Bremner  Intel-national, Wilson, Alex Sproat  Champion-���Same, Clara Wercly  Albion���Southwest  of   New  Denver,   Ernest  Brindle  O Iv, Maple  Leaf���Lemon,   Wm  Karr,   S  J  Curry. Eli Taylor, A Kan-  Silver Tip���Slocan Glacier, L G Curry.  ASSKS8MENTS.  June 29  Excelsior No  2, Black   Prince  No  2,iAArhite  Rose^recorded holders  Maple Leaf���Rand and Wallbridge  June 30  Archie���A W AVright  Fairv���Chas F Porter  HO���A'CRacklifle  Golden Sun,  AVhite Horse and Facturity���A  Homier  For Sale���Dan McLeod  Frank Fractional���Henry Callahan  .     July 2  Liberator No 2���recorded owners  Bolander���Jas F Leahy  Little,'But Oh My, Everett, Shun ia���recorded  OAvners  Ruth Fractional���AV H McVay  July 3  Little Joint���C G Griffiths  Silver Leaf���Angus Erskine. et al  AVyoming and Ruth���D E McVay  Despair���D C Clark  Hoiw���F P O'Neill  Silver Bell���Lilva Hustler Mining Co  Boomerang���H A Miller  Maple Leaf, Knickerbocker. Domino No 1, Tip  Top, Nellie |D, Phoenix Fraction, Rosebud���recorded owners  Clara Moor���J H AVcrcly et al  July .1  Jen11ic No 2��� IIugh Alann  Minnichaha���P Burns  Red Cross���M R R.ilhborne  Sunrise No a���Lane Keith  Hellena���Geo Ay lard et al  Two Dutchmen, Smuggler���recorded owners  Little Dolphin���J T. Nault  ' North Fork. Black Grouse, Green Mountain���  recorded owners  Home Run���N K Franklin  Lookout���Isaac Longhead  July (i  Venture, Independence���recorded owners  Adriondaek���Albert Behne  Glad Tidings���T J Lloyd  Minneapolis���recorded owners  Little Daisy���C II Abercrombie et al  St Piiul���recorded owners  Best  Fraction-The  Rambler    and    Cariboo  Mining Co.  THA.VSl-'KHS.  June 28  Duncan McPherson and Patrick O'Ricllv to  John Buckley���' Duncan and White Swan, June  20. $2.10  Geo C Clarke to Margaret Ross���1 Fanchon,  June 2.1, .*127.in  Peter McDougall to Margaret McFall���J Ashland, June 21, ��.K)  J A Stewart to ���John Rocksteadt���the Liberal  No 2, June 1.1, 81  Slocan Monitor Mining Goto J C Hooker���The  Monitor, May 20, $1  June 30  Frank Re to F H Bartlett and Martin Bcnigan  ���to each J St John, June 80, si  Martin -Benigan to F II Bartlett and Frank  Re���to each J St John, June 30. il  F H Bartlett to Martin Benigan and Frank Re  ���to each J St John, June 30, Si  Same to Chas MeNieoll. Albert AA'ilde, Perry  Attafcr and Pat Duty��� J- each Eagle, June 20.*1  Albert Wilde and Perry AttafertoFH Bartlett, Chas MeNieoll and Pat Dalv���1/.1 each Emily  Edith Fraction. June 20, SI  Perry Attafcr to Chas MeNieoll, Albert Wilde,  Pat Daly and F H Bartlett��� l/f> each Iron Clad,  June 2!), 81  Frank L Ostcr and Arthur AVebster to John A  Cowan���J Kuwatin..' Qnappelle, June 11, S100  Jas A McDonald to A J Marks���J California  and 1 Clipper���June 20, Sloop  AV H Ya.wkey.to J D Farrell���l/.l Morning,  Junc2."l,$l  P J Rickey to W H Yawkey���7/11; Bendigo,  Aug 2.-), 'lift, si  .-Same to J D Farrell���7/10 Bendigo, June 23, ?1  July 3  C E Barber to J T AVilkinson���the Snowbird,  March 1..--1  Geo E Milligau to John Cloonan���l/.l Grev  Eagle, f/lo Fourth  of Julv,  l/lo Noondav, June  23, si ' "  C If Loc-uson to E M Sandilands���all interest iu  Yuma, Apr 13, 81  Ada .) Brown  to J C Bolander��� J Adda, Jan .'.I,  ' Philip.) Ilickev to C G Griffith���Little Joint,  81  E 'I Madden to S S Warren ���' Bona Abbott,  June iii, 81  rtgtenio Distasio to II A Wright���The Boomer,  June 30, 8i<jo  !' Daly to EM Sandilands-.���" Clin' Extension,  June (i, 81  P A McDougall to W J Gibbons and F II  Lanty���1 London Fraction. June 20, ^22.1  Same to G  M Spencer���J  London,   June 28,  ."������2011  The Slocan Maple Leaf AI & D Co to John  Campbell Me Logan. James iMortiinore and J E  Miller���The Maple Leaf, June 28. *.1  0 W Callahan to The Vancouver and British  Columbia General Exploration Co���all interest in  the Highland, March, Rienzi and Nettie Fraction,  June 28, 81  I NEWS IN PLACE |  %iiillliiilillllllil!illllllll!iill!lllllllll!lillilllllliillllll!!lllllllllllll!!!lllini#r  The N. & S. train was oil* the ��� track  this Aveek.  A. Dore 1ms opened fine ibath rooms  in the Bolander block.  Six. building's are in course of construction on Sixth street.  Mr. Currie and wife from Wing-ham,  Ontario, are in. town visiting' their  sons.  Bonx���In Ncav Denver,   on Saturdav,  . July 3, 1897, to the wife of Wm. P.  Evans a son.  The Slocan City people think that  Frank Fletcher is slow.in filling- his  promises.    They must betenderfeet.  HoAvard West has bought'a'lot on  Sixth street, from James Clark and will  erect thereon a building lor assaying  purposes.  Chas. Tisdall, the Avell-knoAvn gun  man of Vancouver, gazed at the scenic  environments of Ncav Denver for a  short time last Aveek.  Sam BroAvn lias returned to his hotel  in the Arlington basin, having heard  that a band of gophers Avere trying to  pack it doAvn the 'trail.  Jas. B. Owens, of Spokane, Avas looking for life insurance risks in Ncav Denver this Aveek. lie also had designs  for organizing, a company to supply the  citv Avith water.  SILVER-TON.  Work will commence on the Four  Mile Avagon .toad iff a few days.  Silverton lias a butcher, tailor, tinsmith and several .other!mechanics. :  Some of the many buildings under  Avay|are suffering for'a lack of lumber.  The Silverton Silvertonian/edited by  a man from Pasco, Avill appear this  Aveek.  Mrs. McConnell, mother of Mrs.  Brag-den, has leased the Victoria hotel,  and will open it in a few days.  Wine is frequently mixed with the  ozone of this place since prosperity  touched it with its magic wand.  Robert Thorburn, a recent arrival  from New Brunswick, will erect a lodging house opposite Thorburn's hotel.  Brooks andi Cole are earnestly requested to call on several of the business peoplo in this burg. If they return  it Avould be adA-isable for them to line  their pants Avith boiler iron.  A   Pleasant  At   Home.  Last Tuesday evening a reception  was given at the home of Mr. and  Mrs..J. C. Bolander to their host of  New Denver friends. The occasion  was to commemorate the completion  of their neAv home and to give the  public an. opportunity of inspecting  its conveniences and comforts, and to  express in a public way their apprec  ation of the friendship and felloAVship  of the citizens of NeAv Denver. Mr.  and Mrs. Bolander Avere assisted in  receiving their guests by their  daughter and her husband, Mr. and  Mrs. BroAvn, of Spokane. The evening Avas most pleasantly spent in a  social Avay, the citizens generally  taking advantage of the occasion to  congratulate the host and hostess on  their having such a comfortable home  after so many years of the trials and  hardships of a pioneer life in British  Columbia.  Mr. and Mrs. Bolander were among  the first to locate in NeAV Denver.  They had experienced all the ups  and doAvns that have been Ncav Den-  ATer's, all the hopes and disappoint-  p-'ents of a mining camp, and now  that Dame Fortune has smiled upon  them they are to be. congratulated on  their good fortune, and avc bespeak  for them many years of happiness and  rest in their.new home, so handsomely built and prettily furnished.  AVilson Creek.  S. T. Walker made a trip of inspection up Wilson creek and returned very  niucli interested in the properties investigated. The ledges are numerous  further  up   the  creek   and the   trend  true and Avell defined in most instances.  Prospecting parties are numerous and  the A'aluable ground is being staked as  rapidly as lines can be blazed and as  rubstake lasts.  long as the  A Lear Crushed.  About midnight, on Monday Gus  Baker, a brakesman on the N. & S.  freight train, fell between the cars at  Rosebery and had one of his legs badly  crushed by the wheels, lie was brought  to the hospital in New Denver and efforts are being made to save, amputation.  NOTICE.  July :">  E AI Sandilands to F AV Godsol and II B  Alexander���all interest in Robin, June 15. 81  Philip J Hickey to J D Farrell���l/:i Bhvabik,  Julv 2, SI  J J Lynch to John AI Martin���"; No 3 Fraction,  June0,>l  Peter Grant to Chas Martin���all interest in the  Rosebud, Julv 2, 81  A f) McGin'ty to A B Docksteadcr���J Cody Star  and Tiptop, Jan <i, >t'000  A 13 Doeksteader lo iiiggcrstafl* Wilson- i Cody  Star and Tiptop, June 17, 81  John AlcXcill to S K Green���J Stormont, Dec  28.'!��;, >ir>iMi  AV F McCulIoch lo Jas Rac���} Eldorado, May  .'il, -1  Jnlyti  AV A Campbell to Richard Secinriii-  Eiglit.y-T'wn,     Fremont,   Mastidon  Horse" June 2!', 81 j  ���Jno Replingcr to AV A Campbell ���the Black  Horse, May "fi. 81  AV A Campbell to Richard Scemaii���the Black  Horse. June i'.\. ��1  "VJOTICE is hereby given that a special mcet-  -"���' 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 nth day of August, 18!(7, 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 21.1807.  NOTICE.  -ThcForty-  ind   White  The estate of AV. H. Smith, deceased.  All persons having claims against the above  estate art-requested to forward same to the  undersigned for settlement on or before the  21st of July. 18H7. And any person indebted to  said estate is requested to settle with the undersigned on or before the said 21st of July.  18H7. J. A. AVEBLEY.  Administrator of the estate of AV. H. Smith,  deceased.  Dated, this 7th day of July. 18!0\  Pn  Announcement:  . The''undersigned wishes to  announce to the public that  he has opened up business in  Kaslo, B.C., .with the Largest  Stock in the Kootenay coun-  Furriiture, Carpets, Oilcloths  Window Shades and   .    .    .  House Furnishings  of all descriptions. If you  are wanting anything in the  above lines give me a trial  order and you will be convinced that vou will save  money by doing so.  ��������-  '��� yi  Mining & Milling Co.  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  '%/%/%>*&&%s*iy%>  %naon$sMWN  i'i^^^V%^^-V��^^V%^��/V%^^^^^^^^^^^  -Tluis   Me-w  House,  HMoter  i  Willi the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large nuniberof Guests.   The building is  plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while in thc  Dining Room can be found the best food in the market.  ROBERT   CUNNINQ  Proprietor  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large nuniberof people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with evcry'hing in the market-  Sani]ile Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John   Suckle}', Prop.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shipper* ami Importers.  VICTORIA,   U. C  LONDON,   EXG.  Kootenay Ilranch���NELSON, B. C.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  ilvertdmi  ^ NEW DENVER, B.C.  *0       Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  f      for the taaveling public.       The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGKIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Three Fork  in which  to tell the  world   about  the many, many  articles they are  willing* to trade for  coin of the relm.  When  Bill Hunter gets time to  write an ad. you will know  more about their bargains .  Vancouver Sash & Door Co.,  " Amalgamated with Genelle & Co.  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.  C. S. RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  N   W DENVER, B.C.  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  and BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED   Complete lists oflclaims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  aatgjfta^^  A new stock of  Gents' FurnishinKs,  Special lines in balbrepgan, Carpets. Mats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest, styles in Dress Goods and  Trimmings: in silks and velvets and  buttons: SlieetiiiR and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Millinerv the latest style ahvays on hand.  MRS. XV. W. MERKLY.  FRED J. SQUIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.

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