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Array UjjV/v^ ^  Volume V.   No. 36.  NEW DENVER, B.C, JUNE 9, 1898.  Price, $2,00 Year.  LONDON SEES IT  Awakening to the Richness  of Slocan Mines.  A CONCISE REVIEW OF THE BEST  In the last number of the British Columbia Review, published in London,  Eng., the following concise statement of  the Slocan mining camps appared:  In order of merit this great silver-  bearing district, which is known in the  Province as "Poor Man's Camp," should  have come earlier on our list for review,  but owing to the fact that until quite  recently no dividend-paying mines in the  Slocan were owned by English companies, and that there lias been some  little difficulty in obtaining photographs  which convey a fair impression of the  district, it had to give place to camps of  less importance. The record of this district is unique, for it seems to be universally acknowledged by those who are  acquainted with its history that no  failure has ever been reported from the  Slocan. The chief mines in this district  are found between Slocan lake and  Kootenay lake, comprising an area of  about 30 miles in length by six in  breadth. The first discovers were made  in the autumn of 1891, and a number of  prospectors found their way into the  district during 1892 and 1898. The fall  iu silver which occurred in the latter  year greatly retarded its development;  but owing to the great richness of the  ore the owners of the claims���rin most  cases poor men���were able to pay themselves for their work from the very  commencement with the ore taken out.  In 1896 the silver production of the  Slocan amounted in value to $1,300,353;  1897    to   $2,177,490;    and   the   val-  This photograph is produeecl to illustrate the relative positions of tlie several producing r.-.ines and promising prospects in this vicinity, only one  of which is mentioned in the acooiiip;,nyiny article from the IJ. O. Review. The Galena mines (+) is better known in London than, the other  properties, but those of Four Mile, (':) the Wakefield, Vancouver, Conistoek, Emily Edith, eic, ar.- <iuite as promising though not so heavily stocked.  Tho California and Mountain Chief (t) and the Fidelity ('i and Mollie Hughes (o)are of equal promise.  in  ue of the lead shipments also show a  satisfactory increase, from $541,018 to  $1,099,336. Owing to the exceedingly  mountainous nature of the country tlie  cost incurred in haulage is sometimes to  shipping point considerable; and, in  addition, the freight and treatment  charges and lead duty amount to about  ��7 10s. per ton ('2000 ft.); but'inspite of  this the net profit will average about  ��11.  The majority of the ore found in this  district is argentiferous galena. The  veins for the most part are not wide, but  smelter returns show from 100 to 700 oz.  in silver, with from 30 to 75 percent,  lead.  What are described as the "leads" in  the Slocan belt are in ��� most instances  well-defined fissures that have in their  mineralised origin cut the slate formation at tight angles, to depths as yet  unknown and unexplored. It is characteristic of them that great width is a  guarantee that large chutes of concentrating ore exist; while conversely narrow  veins, where the fissure is uninistable,  the cavity usually contains mineral of an  extraordinary high grade.  Grey copper ore of high grade has been  shipped from the Best and Rambler  mines, and on Springer and Lemon  creeks in the "dry ore" beit the ore contains gold and silver. The most productive mine, however,are found in what  is called the "Slocan Slates," and comprise such mines as the Slocan Star,  which has paid to date dividends to the  mount of $400,000; Ruth.$75,000; Whitewater, $1*23,000; Pavne, $1,800,000; Last  Chance, $40,000; Reco, $287,000.  Sandon is the central mining camp  and main distributing point for the  Slocan. Two railways connect it with  the transcontinental highways; one, the  Nakusp & Slocan, via Arrow lakes, with  the .Canadian Pacific; the other, the  Kaslo & Slocan, via Kootenay lake, with  the Pacific trunk lines of the south.  The Crow's Nest branch of tlie Canadian Pacific, across the lower border of  the Kootenays, which is expected to be  finished in 1898, will have a lateral  branch 32 miles north from the Kootenay river to Slocan lake, thus bringing  Sandon into close connection with the  new and much shorter main line,  and establishing a. third railroad link  between the camp and the transcontinental lines and smelters of the United  States.  The largest shipping mines are either  owned by   local   men   or controlled  by  Americans, English capital having until  recently fought shy of silver properties  in B. C, although  their  value, even  at  the present low price of the white metal,  has   been   amply demonstrated by tlie  declaration of substantial dividends.    In  the case of those  mines  owned by  individuals  it   is   impossible to state the  exact earnings, but the Payne is credited with having netted its owners upwards  of ��400,000.   In  the  Wonderful, which  is situated  about   one  mile west of  the  Ruth and Slocan Star,  operations  were  commenced by   hydraulicing,  a unique  method   of   developing   a   silver mine.  Rich ore being found  scattered through  the loose   surface-slates,   a   stream was  diverted and was allowed to  cut its way  through this down  to bed-rock; and  in  this  way  $25,000   worth   of high grade  having disclosed the true vein, regular  underground mining Was then commenced.  Of the groups of claims now owned by  English companies, among the first was  the Queen Bess, situated on the east,  slope uf How8on creek, and consisting of  the Queen Bess, American Girl, Concord,  Young Dominion, and First Extension-���  in all about 300 acres. On the Queen  Bess four veins were discovered within  500 feet.  The ore is generally a fine-grained,  wavy, argentiferous galena, whose metal  contents are, approximately, 82 oz. of  silver and 62 per cent, of lead. Tlie outcrop of the veins, so far known, extend.-1  north-easterly and diagonally up the hill  from the camp; therefore, the topography permits development by levels or  adits run directly on the veins, instead  of by cross-cuts tlirough *4ie barren  ground or by shafts.  Considerable development work has  been done in the various levels, amounting to about 3,000 ft. Crosscutting has  exposed two valuable veins in tunnel 4,  proving to be 7 ft. broad and carrying  3 ft. of solid galena. The last assay from  this vein shows 287 oz. of silver and 72  per cent, of lead. Sixty men are working day and night. Since the Company  took over the property, about 600 tons of  ore have been shipped���gross value  $50,000. The nearest shipping point is  the Idaho concentrator, a stationion the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway, a branch of  the C.P.R. The mines are connected  with this railway by a wagon road 4}��  miles long. ���  Between the  south   fork of Carpenter  creek and  Four Mile  creek, at  an altitude of about 7,000 ft., are situated the  Adams   Group,   which   consists   of the  Britomarte, Chamblet,  Midnight, Mammoth,  and  State  Fraction, which comprise   in   all  about   212 acres.      These  were   located   in 1S92   by   a prospector j  in the employ of Captain li. C. Adams, j  of Montreal,   and   he   was led to  think I  that the   discovery  was of considerable  value before   any   work   whatever   had  been done on  it, owing  to the fact that  dates    were    erased    and    papers   destroyed in tlie Government office at New  Denver,  and later dates were forged in |  order to dispute the  ownership   of the I  property.    The first  development  work j  was done in 1893,   but   they   were onlyj  able to work two  months owing   to  they  snow; but having got below the surface, j  the extensive  nature  of the deposit becoming apparent,  a company   was then ;  privately formed   in  England last year, '  and   work   has   been   continuous   ever;  since.    At present freight and treatment j  at the Omaha smelter cost $21 from the  nearest railway point, aud an aerial  tramway from the mine is in contemplation. The gross value at the present  low price of silver is ��20, showing from  about ��10 a ton net profit, which will be  considerably increased when treatment  rates are lowered by the erection of local  smelters. These are now being undertaken by the Canadian Pacific Railwa}*  Company. A concentrating ore which is  found in ledges 3 ft. to (> ft. in width concentrates 3 or 4 to 1. The continuity of  the lead has been proved to a depth" of  600 ft.; but the old idea that the Slocan  oies pinch out with depth has long since  been disproved, and in other mines even  richer ore has been taken from 1,000 ft.  level than nearer the surface.  The Bon Ton mine which is also owned  by this Company, is situated in Jackson  creek basin, between Sandon and Kaslo,  about yz mile from the Northern Belle;  the ore is found in bunches in veins of  quartz, and is of exceptionally high  grade. One shipment of ore not selected  showed 37S oz. of silver to the ton. There  is not the same amont of ore here, however, as in the Mount Adams group.  This Company also owns other claims,  such as the Mammoth, near Ymir, the  Cordick, at Boundary Creek, the Divide  Group, near Fairview, etc.  The Whitewater  mine, which has re-  British Columbia Goldfields and floated  as a subsidiary company, consists of  four claims, the Whitewater, Irene,  Myrtle R. and Tennie C, located about  one mile north of Whitewater station,on  the Kaslo & Slocan Railway, IS miles  west of Kaslo. This property has paid  for itself since its discovery, high-grade  silver ore having been mined from the  grass roots without any expense being  entailed on the owners. In the Provincial Mineralogist's report on the  Slocan district, issued in January, 1897,  he speaks very highly of this property,  and states that work has been confined  almost entirely to development At  that time on tlie .surface the vein had  been disclosed for 800 ft. The Charleston, which is higher up the mountain, is  reported to have recently struck some  verv rich ore. The Whitewater up to  January, 1898, had paid $123,000 in dividends.  Concerning the. depth  of these  rich  silver veins, the following appeared  recently  in   a   provincial   contemporary:  "The strike of six inches of ore, made on  the 9r.li of March   in the tunnel  on the  Whitewater   Deep, at a  depth of 1,000  ft. from   tlie   apex,  has   widened to an  18-inch body of  clean  ore.    A drift has  been driven alongside  the ore body during the past   10 days,   and it is looking  better each day.    The ore is of the same  character   as   that   in  the   Whitewater  j mine,and the management of the White-  I water Deep is satisfied that the object in  ! running the long tunnel in that property  i has been attained,   namely, the development of   the   main   lead of the famous  Whitewater mine at great depth  on the {  Whitewater Deep ground." \  With reference to the suspension of.  ore shipments from the Whitewater;  mines, which occurred on February.!  l_th, this has been entirely due to the;  unusual severity of the season and the '���  most exceptional weather oecuring this  year far earlier than is generally the!  case Shipments were continued as1'  long* as possible until the condition of:  the weather made same unduly costly. ;  and were consequently suspended for ;  the time.  We have not heard that shipments :  have been resumed, although we are j  led to believe that such is the. easel  when, judging from tho latest reports j  from tlie mine, the shareholders ivill !  have no cause, to complain of the results.  The. effect,  of the  weather upon  the ,  Whitewater mine   has  not been oxeep-;  tional as compared  with  others in the:  same district, all being* relatively affected in tlie same manner.   For the months  of November, December and January  last, and we believe, until shipments  from the mine were suspended in February, the Whitewater mine was the  second largest shipper in the district,  and there is every prospect of its taking*  the premier position in this respect so  soon as the -weather settles, enabling*  the roads to be put in fair order agaiii.  The temporary suspension of shipments has enabled the administration  to devote the whole of its attention to  the continuation of the tunnels, and the  sinking* of a deep winze below the lowest tunnel and other forward developments, the result being the opening* up  of a far larger body of ore than existed  when the'prospectus of the company  was issued.  The cutting* of the Whitewater vein, i  We reproduce a photograph showing*  the town of New Denver, situated on  the east side of Lake Slocan. In the  distance will be seen the location of the  Galena Mines, Limited. This Company  was brought out by the Vancouver and  British Columbia General Exploration  Company, Limited.  The property of the company consists  of six claims,' having* a total area of  about 93 acres < The distance of these  claims from the town of Silverton is  some 2 miles by road,and from the lake  about 1$ miles.  In February there was a-change in  the management, Mr. Fraser, a mining-  engineer of experience, being* appointed to manage the affairs of the company. A g'ood deal of development  work has been done on the property;  and the main shaft has been sunk to a  depth of 200 ft. At the 100-ft. level the  ledg*e has been drifted on in payable ore  for some 450 ft.: and at the 200-ft. level  some 400 ft. cf drifting* has heen done,  and the manager hopes to reach the  lode very shortly. Seventeen men are  now working* oh the property.  Since Mr. Fraser took charge, an air  compressor and machine drills have  been erected, whereby the progress has  been greatly increased. The plant has  given great satisfaction, and is second  to none erected.  The property is most advantageously  situated, having* the greatest facilities  for being- worked by water-power. The  water is carried on to the mine from a  ueig-hboring- creek,  and  by this means  ample power has been obtained to drive  the necessary machinery.    When visited  by   Mr. " Carlylo,    the    Provincial  Mineralogist,   1S9'';,  he proclaimed it to  be one of the most  promising* prospects  in the districts, and though, in the first  instance,   much. mismanagement   was  shown in the development of the mine,  all this has now been changed, and tho  latest reports from   the   Province are  most  encouraging*      The  presence of  zinc in the ore is not so g-reat as was nt  first   supposed,  and  there now  seems  every likelihood of the mine fully bearing*   out   the   favorable   anticipations  j which were at first held.  !    The B. C. Minerals Properties, which  ! was brought out this vear with a capital  | of ��200,000,   oavu   the   Bear   Nest  and  Silver Tip.    These  claims  lie. between  Lemon and   Springer   creeks,   in close  ��� proximity to the proposed railway running- along* the east bank of the .Slocan  river.    These properties  contain about  .1.01 acres, and are situated about a. mile  and a half from Slocan City.   The lodes,  on which  active development work  is  now being'  done,  carry  ore averaging*  from Slu to .-_''<> ingohl.' Although those  claims are not situated in the neighborhood of  the   mines above   referred   to,  which are   in  the "wet  ore"  belt, it is!  considered  that the  mines  of Springer  and Lemon  creeks are  likely to be as  large producers as those to the north.  The Idaho-Alamo mines passed under  the control of the Scottish Colonial Gold-  fields, Limited, last year, and much  work is now being- done to develop  these, and also the "Cumberland Group,  while the concentrator has also been  considerably improved.  The Associated Gold Mines of British  Columbia Company, which has quietly  been acquiring* properties in every  mining' camp of importance throughout  galena   ore   was   obtained.    The water I cently been acquired by the London and  in the deep lead property adjoining- the; the Province and is now credited with  Whitewater, we" understand, occurred '  at a point where the Whitewater Company's property is narrowest on the dip  of the vein, and is viewed with g-reat  satisfaction, not only 'by the director.1'  of the Whitewater Company, but by all  others connected with the mines of the  district, as clearly proving- the continuation of these silver veins in depth.  Although no exact figures are yet  forthcoming', we understand the vein  was cut by this deep lead tunnel 1,000  ft. below the outcrop of the Whitewater  property.  the possession of upwards of 1.00 mineral-bearing* claims, has not neg'iected the  Slocan. which has proved so profitable  to prospectors and American investors.  In looking* over their schedule, which,  we are informed, will make its public  appearance on June 0th, one notes that  they appear to have acquire.fl properties'as near as possible to all the best  known mines, not only in East and  West Kootenay, but also at Kamloops,  Harrison Lake, Lillooet, and on the  coast, upwards of 5,000 acres in all.  Their interest in the Slocan consists at  present of   the Chilcat   and   Delphian  claims.   These are situated on Lemon  creek, a quarter of a mile from   Great  Falls.   The Alpine  and   Black Prince  groups are in   the near neighborhood.  This portion of the Slocan differs considerably in the nature of its ore-bodies  from the galena ledges now being* worked   in   the   neighborhood   of   Sandon,  which are what is termed "wet ores."  The Lemon and Springer creek mines  are in the "dry ore  belt,and show good  values in   gold   in   addition to silver,  whereas little or no gold is found in the  former district.   Assays of the Chilcat  and Delphian show $12.50 in gold and  60 ox. in silver*   These  results were  obtained from ore taken out before any  great  depth   had   been obtained, and  must be regarded as highly satisfactory;  and the presence of gold values such as  these lead mining men in that district to  apprehend  greatly   increased   values  with depth.   However,  as   the  silver  values alone,  even at the present depreciated price of the white metal, are  more than sufficient to pay all expenses  of mining   and  treatment   with a substantial   margin,    any    further    gold  values   will   show   a "very   handsome  profit, considerably in   advance of any  yet   obtained   from   the  mines in the  pyrrhotite belt at Rossland, which, being highly refractory and expensive to  mine, cannot yet show a very large surplus on   ��80   bre,   which   is somewhat  above the average now being shipped.  New reduction processes and cheaper  freight will enable many of those mines  to   be   profitably worked; but. in the  Slocan district,   in spite of the heavy  cost  pf  freight and the  onerous lead  duty imposed by the United States, the  fact remains that they can stand ��30 to  840 per ton   in   freight  and treatment  charges  alone.   This  is greater than  the gross value of the ore at Rossland !  This Company owns other silver-bearing properties���-the I.X.L. group on the  Lardeau is in the neighborhood of the  Sunshine and Silver Cup.   As this ore  belt is at present less easily accessible  than theSlocan, it has -not been found  profitable to develop claims on a large  scale and make big shipments, but all  mining experts who have visited these  deposits  are  agreed   that it is only a  question of transportation facilities before the Lardeau is as well known and  profitable an ore-producer as its southern rival.   The Badshot group, also in  the Lardeau,shows a typical Slocan ore,  averaging from 150 to 1,500 oz. of silver  and from 60 to 80 per cent, of lead. The  lead values   in   this   case will pay all  expenses, leaving   the   silver as a net  profit.  The shipments during the first three  months of 189S from 20 leading* mines of  the Slocan over the Kaslo & Slocan  Railway are as follows: Payne mine,  2,550 tons; Whitewater, 1,530; Last  Chance, 1,054; Ruth, 1,030; Lucky Jim,  900; Montezuma, 483; Rambler, 330;  Reco, 200; Slocan Star, 217; Queen Bess,  140; Antoine, 99; Dardanelles, 48;  Eureka, 42; Ajax, 34; Charleston, 30;  Jackson,32; Sovereign,20; Goodenoug-h,  20: Gibson, 16; Fidelity, 15.  The net profit per ton on these shipments can be roughly estimated at ��10.  It is thus evident, that both from the  point of view of quick and profitable  returns the Slocan mines are by far the  most valuable in British Columbia, and  they must now he regarded as the  richest group of silver-lead deposits in  the world. Having heen proved to a  depth of 1,000 ft. the permanency of the  veins is fully established.  It is claimed  that  the  mines  of this  section   of   tlie   Slocan  are  producing  silver at a less cost per ounce than any I  other mines in the world; and this, too, j  with the wages of  miners at $3.50 per!  day and  laborers   83.00 per day.    The j  lead iu the ore often more than pays the I  charges of transportation, smelting*, and  duty.  The records at the present time show  07 mines and prospects that have shipped paying ore in this mineral belt. 20  of wliic.li have paid dividends.  The production from those mines has  greatly increased each succeeding year  since their discovery.  We have frequently drawn the attention of our readers to the Slocan as  offering more opportunities for remunerative investment than, perhaps, any  other portion of B.C. Iu comparing  the Slocan with the Trail Creek district,  it will be observed that the cost of mining is very much less expensive, while  the gross returns are nearly three times  larger. The average net profit per ton  in Rossland ores is probably not much  over ��2, while iu the Slocan shipments  it will average��11.  Another point of deep significance to  mention is that, whereas the Slocan  shows an increase in the value of the  output, as development increases, Trail  Creek shows a decrease. This can be  observed from the following figures:  In 1805 tho pyrrhotite ores (Rossland)  averaged in value .-535.67 per ton on  19.693 tons, and in 1806 the. average was  S32.67 on 88,075 tons.  The Slocan output of" 1895 shows an  average value of $109.72 per ton on  9,610 tons, and in ly96 the average was  SI 10.35 on 18.215. It will be noted that  the increase in the output of these  camps shows an equal gain of. roughly  EASTERN NEWS  Important Items Chronicled  by Our Correspondent.  RUSHING READERS' RETREAT  The Sudburyites are wildly excited  over the reported discovery of gold  along the Vermillion river. Some 200  prospectors are already in the field exploring.  Two notorious robbers cut through a  bar of the door of the corridor in Peterborough gaol, where they were serving  a term,and made their escape one night  this week. The escaped criminals are  James McDonald, the notorious post  office burglar; and Frank Forbes.  Two drug clerks, named John Owens  and Tom Wallace, were upset while  canoeing on the river at Guelph, and as  neither of them could swim, they sank  almost immediately. Their companion,  named Clendenniiig, also a druggist,  hung on to the side of the cauoe and  wasrescued. Wallace's home is near  Acton, and Owens came from Mount  Forest.  Senator, George A. Cox, of Toronto,  has generously offered to furnish sufficient money to purchase a house, in  Ottawa, to be used as headquarters for  the Victorian Order of Nurses. A committee of men has been appointed to  choose a house, but nothing will be  done, however, until the Royal charter  arrives. This order is meeting with  great success in Ottawa  A number of masons were  over from Detroit a week  work on a building in Walkerville,  brought  or so ago to  be  longing  to Parke,  Davis &Co. This  causedTthe masons of Walkerville and  Windsor to kick, so Mr. J. H. Kenning,  the alien labor agent in Windsor, explained to the manager and contractor  that the law was being violated. The  American masons were then discharged  and sent back to Detroit.  Mr. Kenning also received notice  that a number of American emplo3rees  would be brought to Canada as soon as  the Wabash Railroad commenced running-extra passenger trains but has been  assured by the company that only Canadian trainmen would be employed.  Mr. George Home, stationer, one of  Moni"i*ears oldest citizens, died this  week, aged 78 years. Mr. Home went  to Montreal in 1834 and had witnessed  its marvellous growth from a small  town to the principal city of our Dominion. The deceased gentleman alwavs took an active interest in things  and in all sporting organiza-  ! ot  military  tions.  Sir Adolphe Caron, of Ottawa, received some serious injuries, by falling  against an iron-spiked railing'on West  27th street, New York, on the 25th inst.  A large gash was cut in his left cheek  by one of the spikes. He was conveyed to the Bellevuc Hospital and is  doing* well. Sir Adolphe was in that  city looking after some business of the  North Star DevelopmentCo., of Ottawa,  of which he is president. He thinks he  slipped on a piece of orange peel.  Jos. E. Mill ward, the travelling agent  for the C.P.R., died in Montrealon'the  25th inst. from injuries which he received in a bicycle accident on the Queen's  birthday. He was a novice at riding* a  wheel, and was run down by a vehicle,  receiving fatal injuries Although but  60 years old he was known all over the  C.I'!R. system, in whose service he had  been for 11 years. One of his brothers  is in the employ of the same company  at Hong Kong, and another is in the  service of the Vanderbilt system at  Chicago.  Canadian trade with the West Indies  is booming considerable since the out-'  break of the war. The secretary of the  Montreal Board of Trade has received a  letter from Trinidad which refers to the  recent shipments from Canada,and says  that '"the war has led the West Indian  merchants and importers to look to  Canada for their supply of foodstuffs."  The prices received for" Canadian flour  so far exported to the West Indies has  been all that could be expected, giving  a handsome profit to exporters.  Dr. Dawson, the Director of the Canadian Government geological survey,  says there is no need for people to go as  far as the Klondike, in search of gold, as  all along the entire length of the Rocky  Mountain region in Canada both gold  and silver are waiting to be extracted  from the mother soil. Continuing he  says, "the development of the resources  of British Columbia has heretofore been  slow, hut, the preliminary difficulties  having been overcome, there is every  reason to believe it is now on the verge  of an era of g-reat prosperity and expansion.    Evervthing  tends  to the  belief  about 100 per cent.,   which   makes the j that as  soon  as   means of travel  and  above comparison the fairer; but an-j  other point in favor ot theSIocan is that;  it was able to show an increase in j  values in spite of a continuous fall ini  the price of silver. '  transport, shall be extended to what are  still the more inaccessible districts,  these also will he discovered to be  equally rich in minerals, particularly  in the precious metals, gold and silver'"  ??I-_5  iSH.��k.(if''i. THE LEDGE, NEW DJiiSVER, B.C., JUNE 9, 1898.  Fifth Yeah  The Ledge.  r.  Published every Thursday.  T. LOVVERY, Editor and Financier.  j of the silver in Europe could be spar-  ied from the circulating medium,  | where it is now discharging the  | money function at its full face value.  subscription rates' \The demand in Europe is for more  Three months * Ah j silver.   She has none to export.  The  V.'.V.'.'.'.'.'.'.Y.'.'.'.''.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. -"oil! world's  production of silver for the  years 1893-4-5,   rated at the ratio of  Six  Twelve  Threk veaks  ���'���fl(.'  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents iter line subsequent insertions I 10 to 1, amounted   to���$__���._,LOO,UUU  Ot  noni>arcii measurement.   i which $348,000,000 was coined into  to contkibutorr. 'jmoneyoutsi.de of the United States.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay i More than one-halt of the balance was  District and  cumulations ^  ��ve toincs |     n } fe ^ ufftC_  always acceptable.    W rite on both sides ol the ! ,,  paper if you wish.   Always send .something good j tures.  no matter how crude.   Get your copy in while it I     There is nQ doubt that jf the TJnited  is hot. and we will do th. rest. ;���.   . .      ,,     ���,     . ,.   _ ������ ; States  should   adopt a tree coinage  a pencil cross in this s���uare. ! measure at  the   proposed ratio,  the  | silver  coinage   of  other    countries  would be stimulated and silver would  THE   PRIXTKK'S    COURTSHIP.  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again lo look ut  your collateral.  TEKJKSDAr,  JUNE 9.  1898.  SCRAPS KUOJI Till  - j always retain the coin price. It should  not  be  circulated as a debt paying*            ���" '. money for more than it is worth.  KiiiToics dksk. j    In t'Mis connection Canada's need of  ; a mint is again illustrated.   With the  ; mountains of British Columbia yield -  .   , ing tons of silver  vearly Canada  is  It  is one of the nic*t j forc_a the mother country  beautiful traits ot character and we.: fche   ^       ��� e of the world tor  think, it should be extensively cultivated.  The noblest work of creation is the  man who always pays for his paper  The printer told of the ������galley" loved,  To a friend both tried and true.  Yes. ������Ed.," it may seem "comma"-cal,  But I'll give the "case" u > you.  Her eyes are "Diamond," teeth of "Pearl ,"  She's just my "ty sie" of beauty :  I'd lie a ���'Minion','' worse than slave.  If I didn't do my duty.  She's hardly yver ��� out of sorts,"  Iu she's good as "pie" ;  She's got "A-gate" that cuts a "dash" ���  My praise she'll "justify."  She's a woman of the ��� ��� period,"  And her "figure" is "Tie Vin(n^;"  She'll quite "compose"' my feelings  On the day that she is mine.  You ought to "semi-colon" her,  I "set up" with her at nights.  Her -'forme' '���'locked" in my fond "m-hrace,"  She calls that woman's rights.  f>-_-^ ����� .�� ��>.i��_^_._t,^.T^��_s^1��^^p!Tt|^^i^|ft^T^>>A>|1-:  nko  oetr  I've got her "solid," and you bet  I'll "stick," she's got the '-quoin";  I'm "Roing to press"my"chase" until  Both heart and ���__���; we join.  -C. Lark.  THK    UNFINISHED    PKAYKR.  in advance.  ���silver token money.   The silver out-  ! put of the mines is  sold   at the com  mint, : modity price, or 5S)g  cents an ounce,  and the same metal stamped into coin  Canada   is still   without a  something that we regret verv much  as we do not like to see our ffold and . is bought back in commodity exports  silver going abroad to be coined.   It |at the rate of abou". ��1.40 an ounce  is an erroneous idea to think that a j  __=-  mint would not pay. Canada would  be making money all the time a mint  was kept in operation.  NEAI-JN��   AN   ."END.  It is believed by men high in official circles of all the European powers  We believe the express, telegraph \ that the end of the war with Spain is  and railway business of Canada j close at hand. It cannot be stayed  should be owned and conducted by \ much longer, since Spain has not the  the Government. It may cost an j power to make a fight and must soon  enormous amount of money to buy j give way to the inevitable. Already  them all out, but it is our opinion that iSenor Leon y Castillo, Spanish am-  the day is not far distant when such ! bassador to France, is officially  a thing will com e to pass. j charged to ask the powers to inter  vene to obtain   peace on such terms  "Now 1 lav me," say it. darling.  "Lav nie," lisp'd the liny lips���  Of my daughter, kneeling, bending  O'er her lolded finger tiiis ���  "Down to sleep���to sleep.' she murmured,  And the curly head dropped low.  "I pray the Lord," 1 gently added.  "Yoii can say it all, 1 know."  ���'I'rav tlie Lord," the words came faintly :  Faftiter still���'My soul to keep;"  Then the tired head fairly nodded,  A nd the child was fast asleep.  But Ihe dewy eves half opened  When I clasped her to my breast.  And the dear voice softly whispered,  '���-lamina, God knows all the rest."  -11. N.  IHtlUHT   TIMKS   PRKDIOTED.  Ks-itblixliRxl  181".  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved tund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     896,850.04  HEAD    OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Rostal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches iu all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F.J. FINUCANE, Manager-  * -"-c^raT-gregi\t ���*��,<ra-��w,_H-.*as*__r,��_^-'^^ ���c_t_rcja-<sni'��a>ai_--'  I  The   Klondike   Fever   lias   Petered    Out  and Now Turns ICooteiniyward.  Judging from the vast number of  free copies of the Vancouver World  and other coast papers now being  circulated in this Province the editors  by the sea are suffering from an  epidemic of philanthropy. The  disease is.rare on the coast, and we  trust it will not spread into the interior. .  The forest fire fiend is about due in  the Slocan. His visits in the past  have been expensive, and care should  be taken in the future that he is not  allowed to stay over night in the  country. If something* is. not done in  this matter  our  beautiful mountains  as would protect the honor of Spain.  The situation has been concisely  stated by the London Daily Chronicle  thus: "The main outlines of the situation are made perfectly clear and  are not likely to change. When Admiral Cervera's whereabouts were  definitely settled a few days ago a  forward movement was ordered instantly. Admiral Sampson, with two  squadrons under him, lias an overwhelming force off Santiago. Through  the indiscretion of a member of the  house of representatives the whole  world knows that 15,000 to 20,000  men is the force to be immediately  will soon be as naked of trees as the dispatched. Porto Rico will be oc-  small boy is of clothes when he goes cupied, while a combined land and  in swimming. j sea attack will reduce Santiago.    Ad-  . | miral Cervera's   fate  is sealed with  By taking careful observations and j absolute cmaintv_    Marshal Blanco  reading all  the  papers we  the papers we have discovered that all the candidates for  legislative honors in B.C. are. villains  of the most aggravated type. If we  could only believe all we hear we  would have the entire gang run in  on suspicion. Lucky for the candidates that our experience lias con  vinced us that the example set by  Annanias in early days is lived up to  by all his relatives during* election  times.  I will be left for another two months to  j steam in his own juice.    The capture  | of Manila  is a mere   matter of time.  Under these circumstances it is incomprehensible that Spain  does not  make peace overtures.    By no conceivable  chance   short of a cyclone  sending the whole American navy to  the bottom of the sea can her chances  I be improved, while every day a big-  | ger bill is piling up against her.   She  : must lose Cuba,   and  Porto Rico, but  lit is within the bounds of possibility    I thac she might regain the Philippines  With the increased demand for j by a prompt capitulation, If she pro  silver by Spain the price ol the white j crastinates much longer she may bid  metal has risen several cents dfipig* farewell to the Philippines also, but  the past few weeks. It is rapidly, this is the only respect in which an  approaching the 60 cent mark and in j immediate cessation or the indefinite  all probability will continue to go up | prolongation of the war will make  so long as the demand remains.    We i any difference.    The  above is not a  "It might he of interest to you to hear  something regarding the coast feeling  of Klondike vs. Kootenay, and 1 will  give.you a few of the facts as I Iind  them," says a prominent businessman,  writing from" the coast city to Tins  Lkduk.  "When in Vancouver last,some seven  months ago, the Klondike feeling was  rampant.   So much so, it was with difficulty that 1 could get any one to listen  to anything about\thc Koote'uays.   At  that time 1  found many vacant houses  in the city, as well as business blocks,  but since'that time Vancouver has un-  'lergone, 1   might   say,   two   extreme  changes as a result of' the wild excitement of the Klondike  boom, followed  by the cut   rates   to   the   coast on the  different   railroads.    The coast   cities  have been tilled up.    All  vacant buildings are occupied and following* this a j  great  many   new   houses  have   been;  built, and to all appearances, and from  reliable information, Vancouver during  January, February and March experienced quite a boom.    But at the present  time,   and   during   the last couple of  months,   there    has   been   a    decided  change with   regard   to tlie Klondike  excitement. Now, instead of Klondike,  the talk is more of the Kootenays, and  1 predict within a very   few months tho  Kootenays will experience an influx of  travel seeking investment and speculation which will eclipse anything seen  heretofore.     Vancouver   realizes   now  the difference between a wild rush to  the north, which has  now petered out,  and   the permanency of the Kootenay  quartz camps.  "Vancouver has made capital during  the winter rush to the north in the outfitting line,   but   they   are not-slow to  cattish out of the ���water with much frequences-.  ���'Fishing seems to lie pretty good  here?''tentatively sainted the newcomer.  The native neither looked around nor  replied,-hut pulled out another cattish-  Thinking the old man might be deaf,  the northerner repeated his observation. Again lie received no aassver,  and the old fellow jerked out another  fish.  "I say," volunteered the sportsman,  for the third time, "fishing seems to be  pretty good here?"  "Who'n h���1 says it hain't?" growled  the native, unhooking a .mammoth catfish. ''I knosv svh'at you're up to, dog-  gasvn'vo! Ye s\rant to pick a fi��*ht out  of. me!'"       "  Ottawa, June 3 ���The report of the  Crow's Nest Pass railway c.onimis.sion-  Lers, appointed by Ihe Government, laid  on the table of the House of Commons  to-day; shows that 4,500 men were employed ori the work and that many of  them were brought there by misrepresentation on the part of the agents of  M. J. Hanev, .manager of construction  for the C.P.R,, that they were ill-treated in many ways- ami that those discharged or who' left svere refused food  and had to walk hundreds of miles, suffering from hunger and exposure. They  svere in many camps compelled to sleep  in tents until January without stoves  and in some camps to inhabit filthy  places filled with vermin The commissioners recommend the appointment of  a Government officer with magisterial  posvers to investigate the complaints  and see that the treatment of the men  is proper.     _   ���  "Take in dat Nunited States Hag!''  said the old colored deacon, as one of  his boys waved.a'nag from the window.  "Take hit in' en never  vou go foolin'  s. RASIIDAU..  Notary Public  A. E. FAUQUIEK.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  ..MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENGK  MIXIX''  INTERESTS BOlJOliT,   KUl./D   AM) PONDED.   INVITED   Complete lisls of claims for sale    Abstracts of claims, conveyaneiiifr.  .MB-ra_--Biffli_-^^  li. T. BRAG DON,  'TT"-- ���r-��r-. ��� *���.-�����-���-����������-ii iiiinmiimiwinwiiwtMi umm  ��� ���������������_--w^y���-^s^fY'Tr-i   | "���T"Tft-Mft11_[ "^T1 r IT*l_H-H-TTTt_W  New Denver, B.C.  wid it lak dat. no mo'  Eust.  t'niy von  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  .Slinc and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  1 carry one of the largest  and best assorted stoclss of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and .shall bo pleased to quote  prices upon anylliins required  n mv line.  rA  knosvs dat pefrutiif officer will he coin-  in' roun' ter 'lis' me Don't you svave  no flags 'less you has ter. 1 ain't, in  favor er dis svar. 1 sver. t thoo de las'  one, en broke my two leg's runnin' ter  keep up wid de w'te folks' No, suh, 1  don't svant no mo' or it. Take in dat  Han*!''  OTEL SANDON,  ^      "Tf  ^r\   yi\   vt\  Sandon, B.C.  A venerable colored citizen approached his employer recently as follows:  ''Dey ain't got done 'listin��* folks yit,  is dey?"  "Not yet.    Do you want to join em ?"  "No. suh, not exactly.    You see, hit's  all Lt'rowed.  realize that this   has   come to an end, i dis wav:    1 got seven son  hence the   return   of attention  to the | U1 in.Y fambly^   Kootenays,   which   1   find   evident  in  every quarter.  Consequently the dull  time's in Kootenay during* the last yepr  will shortly be replaced svith a prosper-  itv never before realized."  No politician ever poses as a reformer  while in office.  "pHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in tlie market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  NEAV    DE-VEll    1'UBI.IC    SCHOOl  .Pn,  THK    POSITION*    <>_-    Sil-Vi"*:  have   here   a   slight   illustration   of  what would happen should the .United  States or any other great power, open  its mints to   the   free and  unlimited  coinage of the metal.    Such action  would create   a   demand for all the  silver  in  the   world and   the price! ���  would   naturally   rise. to   the   point'    Says the Toronto  where it is .-is a coin  metal the world | Globe :  over.    This is from  $1.2!) to $1.10 an i     "It is too bad that President Robert  ounce.    It is admitted that this woulc'  personal opinion, it is a series of facts  well-known to every well informed  person. It is only the truth and the  whole truth and nothing will occur to  alter it."   B_DEK)HS(i    ITS    rr.KlXil..  IV. Class.���Bert Perkins. 1148; Oma  Young, 942; Millie Millward, 880; Daisy  Crowlev, SlU; AV. D. Thompson, 857;  Edith "Yates, 840; Arthur Irwin. 812.  Possible 1,200.  III. Class.���Champion Nesbitt, 525;  Clifford Irwin, 450; Willie Vallance,  Charlie Mil_ward, 430; Charley Delaney.  41-30; Walter M-Clements, 1-380; Cassie  McMillan, 350    Possible 700.  II. Class.���Ernest Irsvin, 583; Charlie  Kingen, 515; Kathleen Delaney, 495;  Norman McMillan, 475; Clarence Vallance; 425: George Es-ans, 365; Reuben  McClements, 300,    Possible 700.  II. Part Class.���Harold Baker, 570.  <3i,  Sandon.  fiii.<;im;.leacc'ounnO(l:itiousi'(.r ii l;iw niinilicr uf i-0[��li!.     The rooms are large  and airy, ami tin-  I'iuiiitf  K0���m  is piv.vidw! with cwery'liin^   iu tho market  S.-uiijilc K'.imn.- (or (.'uvmiit'reial Travelers.  Average attendance 30.  E. Stkic'-Laxo.  War   for   I_ev-iig_.  ^^  dej\ Prop.  Provisions  %A  Telegram to the  Jalfray   should   make  the  Globe  ,      ,        ��� ,     , , ,,     ,  .        ,    , I medium for filling the public svith the  be the outcome should the states adopt, -JbllmvinK half trufth:  a free, coinage measure, but, the ernes-, ������ "plie C.P.R. has commenced oper-  tion arises, could this price be main-��� ntions to redeem the pledge made at,  tained liy the independent action ol  any one nation? We see no reason  svhy'it could not. Not that the United States would take all the available  silver at that price, bui all nations  use silver as token money and in  order to  keep it at home they would  the present session of Parliament,that  a railsvay svould be built from Robson to the Boundary district this year.  I have heard it stated that certain  parts of this road svill cost vast sums  of money, and it gives some idea of  the value of the mining country to  be readied liy it when it is remembered that the company  received no  be forced to pay the price at which it Federal assistance in the work  could be sold for in America.  About one-half of the silver in   the  world is in Asia.    The  coinage ratio  there is 15 to 1.    Under that ratio an  ounce of silver   svill   coin   out $1.37.  Every ounce of  silver   in   Asia   has  cost the people of Asia $1 .oT,  and has  been   paid for in   their   export com  modifies at that price.   It is the same,  or about the   same,    in   all the  European   nations,    svhere   the  coinage  ratio  is lo   and   15i to 1  svith gold.  None   of   this   could   be shipped  to  America under a Iree coinage lasv of:  16 to 1 svithout a loss of from four to '  seven per cent, to the shipper, besides j  cost of transportation.    Again,   none ;  "Redeem the pledge   made  at the I tween two races  that are hostile  Let us stop babbling smug hypocrisy  and telling smooth lies. This is a svar  for revenge; it is a svar for punishment;  it is a svar for conquest. It is our belief  that it will be a bloody and savage war.  The history of all Spain's ss-ars has been  that they were prolonged guerilla war-  lares. It is the nature of Spanish to  avoid pitched battles. It is also their  nature to fight long defensis-e wars.  They are a crafty and treacherous foe.  As yet they have done us little harm;  but svhen they can inflict upon us a  cosvard thrust they svill do so. Already  there comes from .Manila the nesvs that  the Roman Catholic archbishops there  are reading pastorals from their pulpits  inculcating that "no quarter be given to  the Yankees." It svill need only a fesv  murders of prisoners of svar by the Spaniards to arouse a demand for reprisals on  the part of our troops. Then we shall  have svar svith all   its horrors���a svar be-  1-ven  in our civil war���a svar svliich svas svaned  between 'brothers���a svar svhich svas  waged by the most civilized people of the  moPt civilized race in the svorld���things  took place in the heat of the conflict over  svhich Americans still blush. We were  about to recall them, but sve cancel the  svritten   lines.    If  such   horrible things  WALKER & BAKER  Furniture Deal'Ts,  Cndcrtakers and Kinl-ilmer.*.  @/��/@/CALL ON/f&/@/@  I-?'  'Al.'Ql-I.KH.  SIXTH STREET,        -       -        -        -       -       -       NEW DENVER.  ^"Prices are right and Goods Alwavs Fresh.  SVill Iind the  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Xakusp.  li.C.  of a cent of money or an acre of land  from either the Dominion or the Province."           ������Americans," said the physician,"are ;  not careful about our eating. A man;  ou,_.ht not, after eating a hearty break-!  fast and lunch, to go home and try to ;  eat a hot, heavy dinner every day."'  ���"There, Henrietta," said Mr. Meek-i  ton triumphantly; ''that is svhat 1 have!  been telling you ever since the baseball j  season opened."  present session of Parliament, is good.  The way  the Canadian Pacific Rail- \  way is redeeming its pledge to build j  into the Boundary  Creek  country is I  to bleed  British Columbia,  for $1,0001  and 20,CKKJ acres of land per mile for I  building a rail wav svhich D. C. Cor-1  bin offered to build   without the help \ eo\\\<\ take place in a civil  svar betweei  - ' Anglo-Saxons, svhat may not take place  in a war with Spaniards���the most cruel,  treacherous and blood-thirsty race of  Europeans.���San Francisco Argonaut.  Tlie    Inqnisiti vr    Ya.n.ls-_.  A sportsman from the north, luckless.  but still hopeful, svas progressing along  the bank of an Arkansas creek one  afternoon svhen he came upon a, moss-  grown old  native   engaged  in pulling-  MOTELiS OF  KOOTENAY  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  Assayers of b. g.  AMington Hotel  ii pleasant place lo slop a; when in  Slocan City.  GI-THING _ IIKNI-KKNON. I'r.iprietor.s.  Goods called  for __ Delivered  AUNDRY  W-  Jlj'OWAl-D WEST,  Assoc. R S M, Ldiulnn.  Kiii:-  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEM 1ST.  &. ASSAYER.  kinds,   fiill   mi "i-  wrile  m  rrupcrtu's   cXamim-d    ;md    rcp>>rlcd  'lendini;-purchasers.  Assay ollice and  Chemical   Lahoraloi'V/  vne ave. Xew Denver. H(".  DKlT.CrI.STrf. .Nelson. B.C  Belle  I)  K. A. S. MAKS  A,.  J. .M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  S\'  S. I.il'KWltY  Ka>lu.i'.C  II. T.  Xew J ion ver.  I'wic.o  B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial, hand Surveyor.-  Civil and Mining Knpincers.  Bedl'ord. McNeil Code,  itia Raslidall s. Fauquier, Ayenis.  Dentist.  Ka-do, B C  I'raduate of American Colle^eof Dental Surgviy  s.!lliea!_o     I r-i SVILLIM & .lOllXsoX,  j \j ysier-iii)  I       Mining Engineers  !       & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan   (.Ut!  B C  e are now m a  position to giYe  tborongiily satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of tlie finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc, All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Pro]).  .'���''Kates  furnished  Hotels,    Steamboat Companies, etc. on application.  El Dorada Ave,.  i\[i L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C. Fifth Year.  THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 9, 1898.  .JONATHAN    TO    JOHN.  You've used us well, John 13ull, we'll own,  Far better thiin we thought,  When all the world we faced alone,  And Cuba's freedom sought.  You've shown your hand as well belits  The glorious lighting- race.  That in its zenith proudly sits,  In honor's chief est place.  And we have read the signs, John Hull,  And feel the sweeping tide.  That makes the hearts of nations full,  While battling side by side ;  There is a Providence that rules  In all affairs it swells,  Beyond the wisdom of the schools,  And then it's blood that tells.  And so, while England touches strings,  With no uncertain sound,  The Yankee drops all meaner things,  To meet on common ground,  Where Anglo-Saxon can attack,  With-'hands across the sea"  And Stars and Stripes and Union Jack,  Can make the whole world free.  "The thin red line'' that never yields,  '���The hearts of oak," that dare,  Could face the lire on any held,  If Yankees too, were there;  Could dare a frenzied world in arms,  'Mid shot and bursting shells.  And answer Europe's wild alarms,  SVith loud triumphant yells.  Your hand. John Hull, your honest hand,  There'll never more bo war  Between two nations that must stand.  Kor righteousness, and law :  Our dill'cicnces have passed away,  The days we tight are done,  And John and Jonathan to-day,  Behold the rising sun.  Aiid soon the world will lieara song  in "every plain and valley,  As resonant it rises strong,  ��� While millions join the rally ;  And Yankee-Doodle will awake  Your English niendowsgrecii.  While Yankee tongues from sea to lake  SS'HI sing, "God Save Ihe Queen."  ���Boston liee  )rd.  THK    S-AVK    I��OWJ-lt.  '.Following is the, concluding portion  of a very able article by Senator. AVil-  liam M. Stewart in The Arena for May.  Senator Stewart traces the svorkings of  the great syndicate from the time of the  French resolution'and then continues:  The Crimean svar, the svai of the rebellion and the German, Austrian and  French wars involved vast expenditures,  excited private enterprise in the building of railroads and the like, and thus  created enormous bonded obligations  payable in gold and silver, the money  then current in the civilized svorld. The  United States emerged from four years  of a gigantic conflict, svhich shook the  civilized svorld from center to circumference, a reunited, invincible, independent and conquering power. The  disaster of the Franco-German svar culminated in re-establishing a republic in  France. Es-erything seemed pointing-to  the overthrow of the satanic posver of  the Anglo-Rothschild syndicate, svhich  svas levying tribute upon the commerce  of the svorld and holding in abject bondage more than 300,000,000 of the red men  of the east. The United States svas the  greatest military posver on earth. Her  armies svere invincible, and she possessed the only navy in they svorld worthy of  the name.  To overposver the United States, hold  tlie republic of France in check and  continue, the  prosecution  of  the design  The accomplishment of these gigantic  schemes and the final subjection of Europe, Asia and Africa to the rule of the  money posver depend upon concentrating ss'ealth, building up aristocracy ��ii_  destroying democracv,particularlv in the  United states. * ' * ��� * . " * *  The only fear svhich this svicked combination of men ssdio are now controlling the destinies of Europe and Africa  and dividing up Asia has'e is that the  American people may yet be aroused  and assert themselves by the use of the  ballot and thereby regain the financial  independence of the United States svhich  would be a deathblow to the scheme of  universal slavery.  SUMATRA    OIL    AND   ITS   MAKKKTS.  A St. Petersburg journal publishes  interesting details regarding the oil industry of the island of Sumatra and the  markets it is endeavoriug to secure.  Sumatra oil has already gained a foothold in all the ports of Asiatic Pacific  coast, from Malacca, in the south, to  Vladivostok in the north. Its principal  market as yet is China, the exports to  that country having increased from 10,-  000 cases for the first half of 1894 to  4,041,000 cases for the corresponding  period of 1897. ' The present export although important in itself, is not yet  dangerous to the American and Russian  oil trade, as Sumatra oil covers but a  small part of the total Chinese oil consumption. This is shown by the stock  list of Shanghai for October 1st, 1897,  svhen there were on hand 520,000 cases  of American oil, 007,000 cases of Russian  oil, and but 55,000 cases of Sumatra oil.  While in July, 1897, 587,000 cases' of oil  were imported in Shanghai froniBatoum,  only 02,000 svere imported from Sumatra. In February, 1897, there were no  receipts from that island at all.  The oil production  of Sumatra is nosv  quite large, and  increasing steadily, yet  the   obstacle   to   its   securing, a  wider  market is loss the inferior quality of the  article, for this is of little consequence in  China, than  the lack of transportation  facilities.    Operations   this   year,   however, svill be on a much larger scale than  ever before.    The Sumatra oil companies  svill have four nesv tank steamers svith a,  total capacity of 399,500 cases plying be-  tsveen Sumatra and Chinese ports. Adding the capacity of the old   vessels, the  lleet svill be  able  to  car. y 502,700 cases  at   one   trip,   averaging 20  days.    The  Royal Dutch Petroleum Company  alone  will ship this   year   10,000,000  cases  to  China.   All this shosvs that the Sumatra  oil svill be a serious competitor of Russian and American oil  in China, and it  may   es-en   crowd   out   its osvn   rivals.  Things,   hosves-er,    are   different   svith  Japan, svhich,  being  much   further ad-  j vanced   in  civilization   than China, is a  large consumer, svhile  its home produc-  | tion is rather  insignificant.    The Sumatra oil  exporters  have  made strenuous  I efforts   to  gain   an   entrance   into   the  i Japanese market,  but  without satisfac-  I tory result.    In the first place Sumatra  j oil   cannot   be   delivered   in   Japan  as  !-cheaply as in China,   osving   to higher  j freight for   the   longer distance, and in  j the second the Japanese are accustomed  I to the better American and Russian oils,  and asking questions svhich her trying-  to-be-self-composed side partner was  diligently scratching his head in an  endeavor to find an answer for. In  the third act Corbett enthuses the  audience with a three-round bout with  his sparring partner, McVey. The little  specialty svas announced, and out came  the two giants of the prize ring.  '���'Oil, dear!" she exclaimed, '"they  have no clothes on !"  "That's the regular ring costume, Mrs.  'Angelica," he replied nervously.  "See, they're hitting each other in the  face!    Let's go���please let's go!"  "Sit down, please. They have soft  gloves on."  "There, he hit Corbet back again.  That's good for Corbett. He's just been  hitting him in the face svhen he wasn't  ready."  "They alss'ays do that. Don't get uneasy."  "Whydoesn't Corbett get Fitzsimmons  to fight him that way?"  "Probably doesn't want him."  'Well, wouldn't it draw a bigger crosvd  es'ery night?"'  "Yes, hut hosv much do you want" to  see for 75 cents?"  Just then Corbett came to the front of  the stage and announced that he had  received svord that Fitzimmons svas svill-  ing to fight, and made this statement:  "It is,cheering svords to me, ladies and  gentlemen, for the desire of my life is to  meet him,and if I. do so 1 svill do my best  to bring the championship back to America, svliere it belongs."  He bosved, the audience cheered, and  Angelica, turning to her husband, said:  "And I'll bet you he svould whip him if  he fights as he did to-night. I guess you  are the only man that, svould be a match  for him in Denver, aren't you, dear?"  The husband braced up, plainly pleased, and svith an unconcerned air he  remarked:  "Yes, but T think he could get asvay  svith me nosv. I am all out. of practice."  ���Denver Times.  A    BOY'S    CONFESSION.  Auut Kate she said the other day,  ' Jim's nothin' but a boy," she said,  That's jus' the way I heard her say,  As if she wisht all boys was dead."  She ue' as if boys wasn't lit  To lie alive a little bit.  1'a, all the time he says :   -''Here, James  Don't lei me speak to you again !  Don't call your little sister name. !  Don't tease the cat '.  Don't scare the hen  Sow do be >juiet if you can,  An'ac'a little like a man."  Seems like they ain 't no room fer me  To move or make a bit of noise.  I wisht Aunt Katie, I just wisht she  Was.more than forty-'leven bovs,  All set up in a still' ljack chair,  An' made to stand all <|uiet there.  I didn't go to sass Aunt Kate.  ���'Shut up," was all I ever said.  An'Pa he turned an'made ine skate  Out of the room up here to bed.  An' made me leave the table, too.  Jus' when I wasn't half way through.  Ala she came up, an' she been here.  I heard her creakin' up the stairs,  She said to me :   "I come, my dear.  To tuck you in an' hear your prayers,"  An' then I choked an' cried boo!"hoo !  An' cried an' cried, an' Ma cried, too.  Kale,  I in sorry now I sassed Aunt  An' hurt herfeelin's like 1 do.  '-.atis Ma says she's been sick of late  Willi nervio'us prostration, too.  An' l'a wa-: worried to-night^  ,'Caus the store business don'i g" right.___5  An' Ma she tell Ine 1 shall pray  That I don't do (hem things again,  An' God fergive me, which I say  I asr I'i'.r Jesus sake amen.  An' 1 fergive Aunt Kate an' Pa,  An' everyone���an' love my Ma !  -Milton O. Nelson.  I'.MTKD STATICS (ifl-VEK.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  .'(itli May. ���'*!����.  HIS HONOUR the .Lieutenant-Governor has :  been pleased to appoint the undermentioned 'I  persons to be Collectors of Votes, under the pro- j  'visions of section 16 of the ."Redistribution Act, :  lSf'8," namely: [  John I). SlnHAl.0. of Revelstoke. for the Rev- i  elstoke Riiling. SS'e.st Kootenav Electoral Dis- ���  t.rict. , |  Ai.EXAXiiKis Lucas, of Kaslo. for the Slcc.iu i  Riding. SVcst Kootenay Electoral District '���  Roijfjuck F. Toi.mik, of Nelson, for the Nel- j  son Riding, SVest Kootenay Electoral District.  John KntKri'. of Rossland. for 'he Rossland j  Riding, SVest Kootenay Electoral District. !  And His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has I  been pleased to appoint the undermentioned person lo be a Distributing Collector,  under the provisions of section 17 of the said Act. namely:���  In the former Electoral District of SVest; Kootenay. Gicokiji: A. .SIcEahi.an'o. of Nelson.  AILWAY  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE.  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE     '  Klondike  AND THE YUKON,  TO ALL   KASTERX   AND  EUliOI'KAX POINTS.  TO PACIFIC COAST,  JAPAN,   CHINA   AND  AUSTRALIA.  ro thk rich and active  MINING DISTRICTS OF  Close connections and no trouble.  Through tickets issued and Hag;  j to destination.  age checked  NOTICE,  NEW  TOURIST  CAR  SERVICE  DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  DAILY (EXCEPT TUESDAY)  TO EASTERN CANADIAN  A.\'l> U. S. POINTS.,  r in the United  in 'was 50.1-7,2-2  NOVA  SCOTIA    MINERAX  TION.  I'RODlfO-  The report of Mr. E. Gilpin, chief inspector of mines, gives the production  of Nova Scotia for the fiscal year ending'  September 80th as belosv:  18.015.  1807.  -fi.ll-  20,570  50,-8-1  .���1,1-1-'  1211  It 10  2,_.���i._7_  2.3-0,910  o8,7-ll  ���1.-1,000  1;��),-I8i��  l_.-),000  ���10,-17  32,100  31.171'  25.000  for the establishment of financial slav- ! so the'"e is but lltt,e cal1 for the inferior  ery of the svorld svas the nesv problem i Sumatra article. The latter circum-  presented to the genius of the Roths- j stance seems to be the determinative  child combination. Tlie keen eye of:one. The Japanese paper Tcln-tchi  tlie almost omniscient financiers soon I states that the firm ol Samuel, Samuel  discovered politicians in posver in the, :l"d Company recently suffered such a  great republic as pliable and as blind , loss from the import of  to the sufferings of  their fellow men  as i ol Sumatra   oil  those  whom   they  found  left  in posver  after the great. Napoleonic struggle.    Tlie  plan svhich had  formed  the foundation  of  the  great  svealth  of the   Rothschild  combination in 1810 by converting paper  debts  svorih   40    cents   on    the   dollar;  into gold  obligations  ss-as   secretly  and j  clandestinely   repeated    in   the   United !  States and continental   Europe  in 1873 i  by demonetizing  silver and thus in  less I  than   25  years doubling the  purchasing i  posver of gold and increasing the burden !  of  all contracts more   than 50 per  cent, j  The   United   States  by that  means svas j  depris-ed of her   bounteous   supply   of  money   metal   and compelled to''look to  the great linancial syndicate of England  to furnish   money   for   this  government  and all the vast,  enterprises of our great  country   when in svas  the duty of congress under  the constitution   to furnish  the people with  a circulating  medium.  The linancial dependence upon Kngland  secured   by  this    infamous   transaction  through the treachery of our public men  has robbed the great republic of its proud  position.  The hands of  the United Stales being  thus bound, tlie Rothschild combination  has proceeded in the  last 20 years with  marvelous  rapidity  to enslave  the human race.    The chains of feudal slavery  have been riveted and fastened upon India,  and  350,000,000   of  human  beings  are nosv suffering a more degraded and  abject slavery than ever existed or ever  was  supposed to exist by the abolitionists themselves in  any part of America.  The inhabitants of the land of  the Nile j  are now suffering from the British  lash ,  upon  their  naked  backs to make them ;  contribute in taxes to Rothschild's greed j  $7 an  acre   annually  for ev*ry  acre  of I  land     cultivated     in    bleeding    Egypt, i  ,Japan    rose    from   seinibarlmrisin   and :  astonished   the   svorld  by  assuming the i  importance of a first rate power through  the  great   advantages  of   cheap   silver  and tlie difference of exchange   svhich it  produced.    In the spring of ISiKi Japan  realized   the   source of   her progress and  attributed her marvelous success in war,  in   commerce  and in   the  acquisition of  ss-ealth generally to   the   use  of silver as  money,   svhile   the   western   world   was  suffering from falling prices, bankruptcy  and   decay   by  adhering  to   the shrinking volume of gold.    Unfortunately I'or  20,000,000 cases  that it abandoned all  ! further attempts to import Sumatra oil  i into Japan. The present agent of the  | Sumatra people, Raspe c. Co., proposes  ! to reduce the price of Sumatra oil to a  i figure far belosv that of Russian and  i American oil, but experts doubt whether  j even this move svill lie successful.  A    Sweatshop    Picture.  She was a little girl,   black  eyed  and  white cheeked.    She sat at the one svin-  dosv  of   the   rear  tenement at 40  M'ott  street land breathed   into   her dwarfed  little lungs the thick,   fetid  air from the  filthy court  belosv.    Opposite her on   a  losv stool sat a   woman,   svith  large, innocent  eyes   shining out  of  cavernous  , hollows.    Betsveen the little girl and the  | woman tsvo   tinier damsels, embrowned  j svith   dirt,, ragged   and  active,   played.  j A baby, dirty, flabby  and pale,   slept in j  a crib.    Washtubs were piled  in a corn-1  ; er by   the bed.    The lire  smoldered   in  i the stove.    The plaster' peeled from the  svalls.    Tlie floor svas full of pitfalls.  The little girl and the svoman svorked  diligently. They svere "finishers" for a  clothing firm. Shirts and trousers for  little boys were piled upon the floor beside them and lay in their.laps. They  svere to be returned finished to 21'Boss7-  ery, where a ssveatshop violates every  lasv of the state concerning factories  and every lasv of decency and health.  Then they svere to be distributed among  the retail shops up tosvn, dosvn tosvn.  and out of town, sold to thrifty'mothers  and worn by little boys.���Nesv York  Journal.  .More    <"<>I(l    Deposits.  The summary report of the Geological  Survey Department for last year has  been presented to the House of Commons. The geologists who visited the  country around Hudson's Straits last  summer report the discovery of numerous quartz veins in which gold is likely  to abound. They brought home specimens from the most  proniisin  Gold production shossrs a slight increase. Of iron ore during* the past  year, the Londonderry Iron Company  mined very little, and, the Torbrook  mine remained idle. , The Nova Scotia  Steel Company svorked at Bridgoville,  and drew some ore from the Pictou  Charcoal Iron Company. It has imported from Bell Island, Nesvfoundland,  svitli a corresponding- diminution in the  amount mined in No\ra Scotia. The  Bridgeville Charcoal Iron Company is  arranging* for the manufacture of ferro-  manganese. The manganese ore is to  bo supplied from New Brunssvick.  Some pi ospeeting* svas done, on the  Wbycoconiagh iron deposits, the results  showing- that tlie deposits contain very  large amounts of iron ore, of good quality, close to shipping*.  'The exports of manganese during the  year svere small. A" new deposit of  good grade and unusual extent svas re-1 de-re.-i.se,  The total production cf silv  States in 1807 of domestic oii,  tine 'ounce-, or S31,074,233 at the commercial value  00..'15 cents per ounce. This was a decrease from  1S00. a small one only, the difference being2,031.-  518 ounces, or 3.1 per cent. The di/l-i'im.- in  values was Much greater, the average commercial price of the metal having been 00.35 cents  per line ounce in 181)7, and 07.i cents per ounce  in 1800.  With regard to this average price of 00.35 cents  an ounce, we have adopted in the table the  rtgui-.es given to tis by the United States Mint  I_u -can. Our own average, however, as worked  out from the daily quotations of the metal in New  Vork is 5!).79 cents an ounce. The difference is  0.50 cent, which would make a difference of  S310.1G1 in the total value ol (he product.  The lower price, however, did little toward decreasing tlie production, as the tigures show. The  quantity of silver, indeed, was only .s.5-12,708  ounces, or 13.1 per cent., less than the maximum  which was reached in 18!I2. That production  should fall off only about one-eighth under so  heavy a fall in price as silver has experienced in  the past live years is a remarkable fact, arid is  only explained by the large proportion of the.  metal which is won more or less as a by-product  in connection with lead and copper.  In examining the figures of tu table we iind  that six states���Colorado, Montana. Utah, Idaho,  Nevada and Arizona���produce 95 per cent, of the  s lver. The output of the others is unimportant,  and in several nf them nearly all of the metal is  obtained by parting from gold.  Colorado"is the leading producer of silver, as of  gold, and reports a total of 21,278,202 ounces, or  Sl_,842,2-1 H. A large part of this is from the Lead-  ville mines, which were very actively worked  during the year. There, were many other silver  mines throughout tne State which were producers in 181)7, and though none of the large  mines at Aspen or elsewhere were in bonanza,  the aggregate yield was large. The gold production of Colorado exceeded in value its silver  production by SG.737,3!ii.  A large proportion of the l(i,K:i7,a_(i ounces reported from Montana came Irom the great cop-  per mines of Butte.  There is a wide- difference' between Montana  and Utah, which was the third producer in rank,  and which had an output of 0,080.751 ounces. Tlie  decrease in silver values was probably felt more  in Utah than in any other State: and in combination with the efght-i.our law and other local  causes, it has had the ell'eci. of closing down two  ��� if the large silver mines���the Ontario' and the  Daly at Park Citv���though both of them were  large- producers hi 1807. The silver return of  Utah in 18!IS is likely  to show   a  considerable  In the Matter of an assignment for the beuelit of |  all their Creditors made by Ncstorius Angrig- I  nun and .1. Edward Aiigrlgiiou, lately doing !  business as Hotel  Keepers at Xew  Denver, i  B. U- ' i  And in the Matter of notice to en-diiors to send  in their claims against Ihe estate.  IT having been ordered that the notices for  claims inserted in The Lkik'K newsjiapcr,  published at New Denver, .15. (.'., and in the  British Columbia Gazette, lie deemed sufficient  notice io rhe creditors of the said estate to send  iu their claims to the assignee thereof:  Audit having been further ordered that the  said assignee be at liberty to distribute the assets  of the said estate amongst the parties entitled  thereto, having regard to the claims of which  such assignee has notice, upon inserting notice  of such intended distribution for two weeks in  TiiK Lkduk newspaper, and the British Columbia Gazette, and upon no further notices of claims  being given meanwhile;  I hereby give notice t-uit on the twenty-seventh  (27th) day of June, 180S. I will distribute all assets  then available of said estale pro rata amongst  the creditors entitled thereto.  A. E. FAUQUIER, Assignee.  Train leaves New lieu ver Canyon Siding daily  at 8:45 a. in. Train arrives at New Denver  Canyon Siding at 3:50 p m.  Boat connection daily (except Sunday; via  Rosehery: Leaves New Denver at 8.35 a. in;  arrives at New Denver at 1 p. in.  | Ascertain present REDUCED RATES  I and full information by addressing nearest  I local agent or���  I. G. B. (.* AJ.l-KTT, AgcntNc-.v Denver.  j \\T. F.  Anderson, Tray.  Pass.  Agt", Nelson.  i K. A. Cuyle, Disl. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  | tciitAll sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  I Soo line. ���  !'i]j!e^  |    & trading co., ltd.  !    Time Card effective May 10, 1808.  I Subject to change without notice.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Cinderella, Med ford  Mineral  and I_<!.v_er Fraction  Claim;.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of SVest  --ootenay District. Where located: On  the South Fork of Carpenter Greek aboutonc  mile and a half east of Three Forks.  '[SAKE NOTICE that I, George H. Dean, acting  JL as ag nt for Leonard D. Keyser.free miners'  certificate No. 0910A, intend sixty days Iron, the  date hereof to apnly to the Mining Recorder I'or a  certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claims.  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must be. commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th dav of June. 1S9S  GEORGE B. DEAN.  Apex    Mineral    Claim.  SS.   INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo at 3.30 a. in. every  day except  Sunday, calling at all way points.  Connects at Five Mile Point with S. F. &N.  train at 0.15 a. m., arrives at Xelson at 7.20 a. m.  Leaves Nelson at :V p.  m., connecting at Five  Mile Point with train from Spokane, arriving at  i Kaslo at 8.30 p. in. ���     "  Connects at  Pilot   Bay with  ss.  Alberta  for  Bonner's Ferry and Kootenay River points.  fc.utly opened and sainplos shipped  The, statistics of coal production "'iVe  the amount consumed and sold at rlu;  mines. The total was made, up as fol-  iosvs: Consumed at mines, l'$-,_S_  tons. or ii.u per cent.; consumed liy employees at mines, -lfl,58'i tons, or 2.1 per  cent.; sold or shipped, *2,L'5H,098 tons, or  01.9  per-   cent.    The   total  number of  days' labor at  -179; showino-  tons of coal  day's labor.'  the coal mines svas L,'25J-,-  that on an asrora,_;e 1 85  svere  taken out with one  .Ethyl���He proposed to me on a postal  card.  Ma rye���Did you'accept him?  Ethyl���Of course not. Do you suppose  I svoufd marry a man svho does not care  tsvo cents for trie?  Idaho reports a total of O,O'i0,(W) tine ounces in  1807 The larger part of this was from the silver-  lead mines of the Coeur d'Alene and other districts in which the. better price of lead went far  toward making up for the decline in silver ���N.  S". Engineering & Mining Journal.  Boy I.���Ah, mj- Papa has gone to San  Quentin for a month.  Boy 11.���Pooh, that's nothing to crow  about. Why, my Papa's gone to Sing  Sing for ten years and in ain't going to  cost him nothing, and he's going to learn  sculpture svork, too.  Situate in the Slocan   .Alining Division of SVest  Kootenay District.    SVhcre located:     North  of the Mountain Chief.  /PAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg, agent  1    tor George W.   Hughes,  free miner's certilicale Xo. 01.075. intend, sixty days from tlie date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certilicate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the a hove'claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must lie commenced before the issuance of  such certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of June, 1808. i  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Convention    Fractional   Mineral   Claiin.  SS. ALBERTA.  Leaves Kaslo on arrival of K. & S. train on  Saturday and Tuesday, at 5.30 p. in., and Thursday at 0 a. m., touching at all wav points. Connects at Bonner's Ferry with G-. X. trains.  Leaves Bonner's Feiry at 2 p. m. on Sunday,  Wednesday and Friday, arriving at Kaslo 1 a. m.  next day.  Clo e connection with  East Kootenay  via Jennings and Bonner's Ferry.  points  GEORGE  ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr-  P.O. 13oxl22, Kaslo, B.C.  ue Fall- k  Gents' Furnishings, Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes are selling at cost  at. Mrs. Merkley's.  Hosv to decline the same���There is no  known method of- doing this among society people.  Lot 2288.  Situate in   the Slocan  Mining  Division oi' W'esi  [.ootenay District.    Where located:    About,  H miles east of Xew Denver,  and  adjoining  tlie Marion and Clipper mineral claims.  rPAI-E NOTICE tli.'if.   I.  Robt.  E.    Palmer,   as  1    agent for Albert Beluie, of New  Denver, 13.  C,   free   miner's   certilicate   No.   sifiio,    hileml,  sixty days Irom the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a   certificate ol  improvements for Ihe purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of tin.' above claiin.  And lurther take notice that action under section 37 must he. commenced-before the issuance of  .���such certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of Slav, 1808.  ���R. E'. PALMER, P.L.S.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red   Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail-.-oute without chang-e.  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to the   Mineral District of the Col-  vilto Reservation,   Nelson,  Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.'  Willa .Uineial  Claii  West  ���loins  Heavy Miners' Rubber Coats,  Yellow Oil Coats.  situate in the Slocan  .Mining  Division of  Kootenav   district.     SVhcre.   located:  Little Daisy, on Eight Mil- creek.  TAKE NOTICE that  1.  Gvor_e Ludlow Esta-  1  brooks, as agent I'or The Willow Cold Mining  Company.  Foreign,   free  miner's cerlilicale .No.  81.882. intend, sixty (lays Irom the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining   Recorder  lorn, c'-rtilicale of  improvements,   for the  purp >se of   obtaining a  Or >wii grant of the above claim.  .And further take notice that action,  under see-  tii'ii '17. must be commenced  before the issuance  of such certilicale of improvements.  Dated IhislSdi dav of Anril. ISiiS.   G. L. EST A BROOKS.  Noonday,    firry    -*:iglr   and     Courtli  ���Tuly Mineral   Claims.  Aiiiilvi:.  o:35 p. m  11:20a. m  8:10 p.m  niu ke close  Lkavk.  ('.:20 a.m.        NELSON  12:05 " ROSSLAND  8:30 a.m.       SPOKANE  Train leaving Nelson  at 8::-lo a  connections at Spokane wit'll trains for all  Pacific Coast Points.  Close connection  with Steamers for Kaslo an  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundar  Creek,connect at  Marcus  with, stage daily.  of  TIME'-CARD.  f[\-\KK"NiV'nc'i_'iiiaV'r.'''.J.   II.  1    agent for Byron N.   White.  Postoffice Store, Sandon.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of SS'cst.  Kootenay District. SS'here located: On the  east' slope of the Valley of Cody Creek-, a bout  three miles from Cody.  (iray. acting a;  ., Iree 'miner's cer  tiiicaie No. 7-1.2'i.i. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the -lining'Recorder for a  eertitic.-ite of ifnpriivenients. for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claims.  And further la:*- notice that action under See.  *i7 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certilicate of improvements.  Dated this'SIh dav of September, 1897.  Subject; to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Arrive.  :">0 P.M  NOTICE  rp WO months after date  I  intend i<  L    cation to the Chief Commissioner  e  Japan,  Shermans and  Ul-s*'-laiids svere  Tl  found in that  country  also, svho   in the  fall of 18i)(.i   betrayed   her  and   by  false  reasoning  and   what  other   means   tlie  svorld   nitty   never knosv induced  her to  adopt the gold  standard and plunge into   bankrupts'.    She  is  now a bankrupt  appendage  of   the  British   empire   and  svill sink back into the  miserable condition from svhich  she  so recently emerged.    The  Chinese,   although   they have  been   made cowardly and unpatriotic by  the   mi-government oi  the   mandarins,  are a. most marvelous   race  in trade and  finance.    They could not  be  induced to  follosv Japan  and    voluntarily  commit  financial   narakiri,  as  the   gallant  but  vain Japanese svere induced to do.    Consequently  the  great   Rothschild  syndicate  which nosv commands  all  .Europe '  has   undertaken   the gigantic enterprise  of divi ling up among  the  western posv-  ers  the ancient and   populous empire of  China.    When that shall lias'e been ac- ;  complished, China svill be taxed, impov- j  erished and enslaved after the manner of ;  British slavery in Egypt and India.  of them  for analysis. "The scliists andgneisses,"  says the report, ''arc usully highly  >ariietiferoiis, and in many localities  dark red garnet crystals upward of an  ; inch in diameter were observed."  The Ontario Bureau of Mines   has hat!  many reports lately  of placer gold being  found iu the vicinity of Verrnillion h'iver.  To Iind just  what gold there  is   in that  district the Gos-'ernnient has ordered Mr  A. li. Grade, of (iananoque. to go there.  ���Mr. Gracie is   well   fitted for the svork,  having   spent some   years   in   the  gold  lields of California.    A forest ranger svill  accompany   Mr.   Gracie,   and report on  the forests of Vermillion Ris-er.  ONLY     -t.AN     IN     DI'NVKI'..  Laft night, at the Tabor, svhere .lames |  .J. Corbett is drasving good houses night- i  ly, an opportunity was offered for men to'  discos-er. the   real views   of   woman  on  prize fighting.    Pretty svell to the center  of the parquet a well-dressed svoman svas  sitting, and   beside   her  wa.s a hatchet-  faced, nervous young   man,   presumably  her husband.    The   woman kept talking  make app'i-  <>f hands  and work, S'ietoria, _!.('., for permission   to  purchase the following described l-nuls.    Commencing nt a   post   planted   a bout   -I'Ki   feet   north   of,  Kuskanook creek and about eight mile's from l),e | S.  mouth of said creek,  in   SS'est Kootenay district, I _  said slake  being   marked   (;.[...   N.SS'.   corner.!  A pril 2!it h. I8iis. mini uig Indiums east. Ma-nee |o  chains   smth.   the-.ic"   li chains west. thence to  chains north to point ot commencement and coii-  laining Hi i .-icii'S o. In id more or less.  ��: I.i)KG K bKSTKK.  Nakusp, l'.<\. April 28th, J8:is.  Kaslo  South'Fork  Sprotile's  SVhitewata:  Bear Lake  .McGuigan  Cody Junction  Sandon Leave 1 00  CODY   LINE.  Sandon  Codv  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Miigr.'    '  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent  For cheap  railroad and steamship tickets  tc  ���md from all  points,  apply to  CAMPBELL,      " Agent, Sandon.  Leave 8 oo  A.M.  ���'   s .I.'i  "   ii :s��  "   i) rd.  V 1(1 < -  " 1(1 IS  ���' 1(1 38  "  A IT.  10 all  /  Leave, ll.on  t  a.m  Arrive. 11.20  "  3 IS  2 IS  2 CO  1 46  1 33  1 12  Arrive, li.-ina.tn.  Leave, 11.2", a.m.  ice  Bxandcn, B. C,  i  pring  New Denver,  Mas been re-oueued under nesv man-  atrenienf,. The Dinin.o' Room svill  always be up to the market, svhile  the bar svill cont.aiit liquors and  cigars that cannot be surpassed for  quality and llavor in the 'Slocan.  Old and nesv patrons svill Iind this  hotel just like home.  JACOBSOX t. C<).  barest novelties  in Dress Goods for  Spi'in<r and Summer svear: ready-  made Clothing,  Xeck svear, Hats,  and (.'aps, Boots  and Shoes ��� tlie  most complete stock in I he lake section��� ar, prices as losv as it. is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into our sliosv- ivindosv.  We are displaying a line line of  novelties.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  Assay Price  List  anliined.  Gold. Silver, or Lead.  Gold. Silver and Leaf  (odd and Silver   Silver and  Lead   Cornier (by Klectrolysis;   Gold, Silver. Copper  and Le  ��� Gold and Copper.   Silver and Copper   Gold. Silver and Copper  Platinum   Mercury   I run or" .Maiij;-aiie.--e   Lime,  Magnesium.  M.-iriiiiu.  phur. each   I'isilmth. Tin. Cobalt. Nickel  Xinc, and Arsenic, each. ...... .  Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile .Matter  and   percentage   of   Coke, if <  Coal, --  Snl-  A minimiv  Ash.  ..kimr  ���sJ.aO  .'! oo  :' 00  2 DO  2 OO  ���I (III  2_'f>0  2"a(i  ���TOO  a.00  l' 00  -jin  2 \P(I  ���I ne  ���Inn  Terms: 'Cash  201 h. L's!!",.  AVitll   S;ini]>)o,  FRANK DICK.  AGElNTS-Never I.  man caused such pro'  ilie World as I ha! of M  tore a real '.iixury   to  edition of the ������ Li:,, and SS"  because lile   publj.-   is   r i ��� ic ���   io|  will sell on sjtrht.     I!k- lend;:  low pniv  terms: freight paid.    Send 7.S  cent:;  tor  tits, which wo reinrn with tir-t older,  HLWDLKY-C \ Wh'KTSi i\ d Oil'ANY. Limited  Toronto  ���lore has tin- death of any  'ind -eiisalioti thr.iiiuhoiit  . < Gad,tone. It ;- t ii-r--  a in-'is, tor th,. meniornil  rk of Mr. ( Gad-tone."  ior it . ami i',,. uor.!;  . liberal  Proip,--  Asstiyc!' .'ind   Aii.iiist  ildti't   the   prize   lioliters  j     Sport���-Why  ootr  ! form u union '.'  1     illiltiiuer���Tlnty never strike  PRICK  K'.'l*    SALE.  ��� inllN    i;i iKTTsCHL.  NK.SV   DK.WKK.  Kven  'oman'  fond  ie    darkes:  all'eelion jr',.  of    earthly   ill,  -sind. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 9, 1898.  Fifth Year  MINING   RECORDS  The follosving is a complete list of the  milling transactions recorded eurvig the  week in the ses-eral mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of Nesv Denve- ss"ere  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  JUM; 1���Honeymoon, Four.Mile, A F O'Brien.  Manchester, Six Mile, Emily Christie.  Black Bear. Carjienter, Jacob Hosnter.  Admiral Dewey, n <��� Silverton, E Raininel-  niever.  Ivliueriil -lountam,Sandon, G Faundrey.  JUNE3���Manilla , Cuba. Payne mountain, John  Bough.  Louise. Three Forks, J R Camron.  ���J une-J���Dewey, Four Mile, Perry Altaffer.  Havana, same. Chas McNicholl.  Reucon Fraction, Granite mountain, Perry  Altaffer.  Hewett Fraction. Galena Ftirm, Charles McNicholl.  Little Joe Fractional, Payne Hill, G I) Mc-  Martin.  Myrtle May. French creek, Samuel SVatson.  Tip Top,- Bear Lake. W S Drewry.  Junk G���Snow Bird Fractional, New Denver,  W S Clark.  Tiger, Three Forks, Harry Dilley, Aug 0  Ostby, Geo Monson.  Charlotte, Scuton creek. G-eo Monson, Aug O  Ostby.  Robert J, Carpenter, Harry R Jenkins.  Alberta Fractional, Silver mountain, Edward  Shannon.  June 7���Teslin Lake. Alpha mountain, II C  Cosens.  ASSESSMENTS.  May 31���Ciueen Fraction, Foot.Hill.  JijnkS���Mowich, St.Keverene, O B H, Dornin  ion, Keystone, Felix No ll, Exeter, Lucky Move,  Rebound, Mountain Lilly, Roulette.  June 3���Nettle, Fidelity Fraction, Emma No 2.  June 1���Lost Bear, Silver Bill, Mercury,  Champion, International, Butterfly.  Junk ti���Sunrise, Star, Return.  June 7���Elk.  rilANSEKKS.  Junk 3���Black Hawk f, Jas Campell to Jus H  McAulay, June 2 .*1<>0.  Mary Jane 3, same to same. June 2, S100.  New London j, same, to same, June 2, slOo.  SLOGAN    CITV    DIVISION.  in bond or of placing them in bonded  warehouses at any of the ports in . the  District of Alaska, and of svithdrawing  the same for exportation to any place  in British Columbia or the North-West  Territory svithout the payment of duty,  is hereby granted to the Government  of the Dominion of Canada arid its citizens and United States citizens and  to persons svho has-e declared their intentions to become such whenever and  so long as it shall appear to the satisfaction of the President of the United  States, svho shall ascertain and declare  the fact by proclamation, that corresponding privileges have been and are  being granted by the Government of  the Dominion of Canada in respect of  goods, svares and merchandise passing  through the territory of the Dominion  of Canada to any point in the District  of Alaska from any point in the;said district.   OKE   TO   TRAIL.  XKW   DENVER    ITEMS.  LOCATIONS.  May27���Troji, J SV Horn.  May 28���Molly Gibson Fractional, I2B Dunlop.  May 29���Crescent, J G Dewar.  May 3d���Red Star, J T Beauchcsne.  May 31���Jeannie,   Jean nie Clements;   Dutch  man, M E Rammeline.yer; Osage, Fred Clements.  ASSESSMENTS.  Mas'27���Sabbath, SVood Tick. Young Dominion, No 3, Black Eagle, Black Hussar, Scenic.  May 28-Queen of the Hills, Seattle No 3.  Mas* i'D���Roscbery, Twin Sister No 2, Twin  Sister No 1. Canadian Boy, Young American,  Mountain Nymph, Alberta, Killarney, Slmeoe.  May 31���Calumet, Hcckla, Alena Hazel, Brant.  June 1���Annie Fraction.  June 2���Charmer, Standard. Morning Star  No6.  TRANSKKKS.  May _(*���Night Hawk, B F McNaught to W J  Thompson. >  May 31���Molly Gibson Fraction. E B Dunlop to  Albert Rush.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  June i���Snowflake, H F Burn-ester; Snowball,  Aug Schort; Snow Shoe, R Burmester: Snow  Bird, Aug Prengel; I H L.R Burmester; Chicago,  same; iPardner, A C Buzzetti; Wybcrt, W J  Hall; St Paul Fraction, Ben Peterson; Dominion,  R S Gallop; Canada, G O Buchanan.  June 2���Briton, R Mitchell; Howard, W E  Hodder: Kaslo, A B Morris; Bear, Jacob Hudi;  Wolverine, Henry Cody.  June 3���Golden Gate, L Brant; Francctta,  Jennie Muir; Fidelity, A B SValker; Liberty, L  L SVorkmtui; Penobscctt. G C Spearing.  assessments.  June 1���Nil Desperandum, P L S,Contract.  June 2���Grey Bird, Number Three, Oakland,  Kokanee, Butterfly.  June 3���Senator Teller, Colonel Sellars. R P  Bland, Blue Grouse, Broncho.Bullion.Mayflower.  TRANSFERS.  June 1���Florence, Tohique Fraction, Rabbitt's  Paw, v, W P Dickson to Eug A Digby.  Vancouver, T J Duncan to Dominion Mining  and Development Co.  June 2���Big Four ., G J SVright to Wm Seaman.  Blue Joint J, same to same.  Odin, John Bomholdt to Henry Bracker, ��50.  Red Prince, Peter Johnson to same. ��50.  June 3���Kootenay Mining and Smelting Co,  Foreign, to Bank of Montreal for notes held past  due in Hendrvx No 3, Fraction No 2.  St  Paneras"i, D CosgrifT to John Regan.  The War Eagle shipped 1,410 tons to  the Trail smelter last sveek, or 200 tons  daily. The Iron Mask, a property in  which D. C. Corbin is directly interested, is also a nessr shipper to Trail. The  Center Star has been shipping to this  point for some weeks, and upon the  completion of the Monte Cristo spur,  which is now under construction, Trail  svill receive about 50 tons daily from  that property. The shipments all told  for the week svere 1,538 tons.  Contruts   I_et   for   Boundary    Road.  The contract for the construction of  the Rvbson-Midsvay railsvay has been  let to Mann, Larsen & Foley. The first  named is D. D. Mann, of the contracting* firm of Mackenzie & Mann. He  svas also one of the osvners of the V., V,  & E. railway charter. The second is  Peter Larson, of the firm of Larsen &  Connelly, one of the biggest railsvay  contracting firms in the west. Mr.  Foley, the third member of the firm,  svas'a partner of the Foley Bros. &  Guthrie syndicate. Larsen had the  contract for the construction of the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard railsvay, and  Messrs. Foley Bros. & Guthrie did svork  on the Kaslo & Slocan railway. It is  said that J. G. McLean and W. C McLean, of Nelson, have an arrangement svith Messrs. Larsen and Foley by  svhich they are ' to get a slice of" the  svork. The road will be completed this  year if the present arrangements are  carried out.  Al. Behne arrived in toss'n ou Tuesday.  W. Clark, of the Vancouver World,  s\ras in Nesv Denver hist sveek.  J. Irwin shot a large silver-tip bear  up Wilson creek yesterday, its skin is  said to be svorth about ��75.  An ice cream social will be gisren in  the Presbyterian church, Monday evening, at 8 o'clock.   All invited.  Church of England services on Sunday morning next at ll o'clock. Special  anthems, familiar hymns, and good  music.  A. W. Haley has charge of < the express and bag-gage car on the N. & S.  during the absence of Jack Barnes, svho  has gone to England.  Wm. Glynn and wife arrived in Nesv  Denver Saturday, and are having the  Murphy cottage prepared to receive  their household goods.  The best strike that has yet heen  made on the Galena Farm, isreported  from the 200-foot level,svhere the galena  ore body is said to be immense.  Knox Presbyterian church.    Prayer  meeting    Wednesday    evening  o'clock.  Some   Pointers   in   Ktiquette.  Hosv to leave a room.���Open  a door,  place your right foot over the sill, follow  i it with your left foot, and then close the  ;door.  How to decline an invitation to a re-  i ception���Say you're sorry, place a letter  ' in an envelope, stamp and address, and  ���: forget to post it.  ! Hosv to accept an invition to drink���  ! Affect a careless air, say you "don't care  ! if I do," and svatch the other side of the  I room svhile the liquor is being poured.  i This means quantity.  1    The hag of  Cuba Libre is as old as  ; Cuban   insurrection.   Its origin dates  ! back to 1820,  svhen the revolt against  j the tyranny of Spanish misrule svas in  ! its   infancy.     The   provinces   of   the  Queen of the Antilles are represented.in  the flag by the three blue and tsvo svhite  stripes; their union in the cause of freedom   being  fittingly   signified   in the  single white star in the triangular red  fluid���the star of free Cuba.  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptlv attended to.  STEGE fcAVISON,       -       -       -       -      '-     .   ���    . .       Proprietors.  DO NOT OVERLOOK  The  When in Silverton,   especially if  you have a thirst with you.  The beer is kept on ice, while the whiskey  has that flavor and power so  much appreciated by the traveller when he is weak and weary.  THOMAS CLAIR, Proprietor.  Evening  school   at 2:30 p.  at 7:30.    James  War   .Eagle   Dividend.  The dividend ot 1$ cents per share, or  $30,000, just declared by the War Eagle  Mining Company, is equivalent to 18  per cent, per annum on the par value  of the stock, aiid  this   is likely to be  doubled in October Since the first of  the year the stock has increased from  90 cents to 82, and is hard to get at the  latter figure. Therefore, as the capital  stock is two millions, in shares of $1  each, it would place the present value  of the property at four millions of dollars. This is more than interesting  when it is remembered that the Gooder-  ham-Blackstock people paid Patsey  Clark and his associates ��700,000 for the  property, and 'Clark was satisfied he  svas not getting the svorst of the deal.  THK    BAILKOA1)    COLLAPSE.  It   seems    practically    certain   that  Messrs. Mann &  Mackenzie are determined to decline the offered Provincial  ��� subsidy of S4,000 a mile in aid of their  suggested railroad betsveen the north.  ern coast of the Province and Teslin  lake. They hold that without a further  big grant of state aid, svhich they had  fondly hoped to obtain from Ottawa, it  will not pay themselves, as promoting  intermediaries and railroad contractors,  to make the necessary efforts to float  the undertaking and thereafter carry  it into operation. Messrs. Mann &  Mackenzie svant big money and small  risk, and for once they are not to get  the two. We cannot, therefore, say  that we in the least regret the failure of  their project. The agreement, which  svas provisionally authorized on behalf  of the Province, svas, thoug-h based on  a sound principle, by no means good  enough, since it failed to secure during  the almost certain short productive life  of the proposed undertaking, more than  about three-fourths of the necessary interest on the loan subsidy, and wholly  failedto secure the. yearly return from  the railroad's receipts of. the considerable additional sum for svhich the provision of a sinking fund in gradual  redemption of the loan called.���B. C.  Mining Critic.  Will   Be   Run   by   Electricity.  A contract has been closed svith the  West Kootenay Posver and Light Company to operate the Trail smelter by  electricity, says the Nesvs. The posver  svill be brought from the big plant at  Bonnington Falls, and svithin two  months the line to Trail svill be completed. A contract for six nesv roasters  to be installed at the smelter, has been  given to the Gates Iron Works, of  Chicago. Another roast heap, has been  lighted. Sol Cameron's big force of  men is still at svork grading for the 48  roast kilns svhich svill in time substitute  the open roasts, and the fumes svill be  carried off bv an immense stack. ,  Sabbath  service  Sharperpastor.  The Mackenzie Company will give  another of their excellent entertainments in Clever's Hall next Wednesday  night. Their return to New Denver  will be highly appreciated.  Miss Mary McQueen, who has so long  and faithfully handled the key in the  telegraph office here, has beeh transferee! to the Sandon office, much to the  regret of her many Nesv Denver friends  and patrons of the office.  Geo. A. Petty was in Nesv Denver  Monday, after an absence of some  months" spent in the Boundary country.  He admires the large ore bod.es of that  district, but is not fascinated svith the  returns from assays, and declare that  Slocan beats them all.  Divine services will be held in the  Methodist church next Sunday, June  12th, as follosvs: Morning at 11, subject,, "Consecration." Evening at 7:30,  subject, "Divine Frindship." Preacher,  Mr. Charles Haney, B.A. All are earnestly and cordially invited.  C. H. Mackintosh, of the B. A.C., has  bought some stock in Halycion Hot  Springs and secured an option on the  greater part of the balance. A larg-e  addition is to be built to, the present  buildings. A bottling works willl be  operated as soon as a plant can be  brought from Minneapolis. The svater  will be aerated, and when bottled it will  be sold all over America.  John Porter, direct from Liverpool,  arrived in Nesv Denver Saturday, and  after looking about the country concluded to locate here. He has purchased that promising- piece of property  known as the Rosebery ranch, and svill  at once take up the care of the same.  Mr. Porter is a cousin of Messrs. Thom-  linson, is a young man and has capital  to back up his genius energy and svill.  The New Denver Campaig-n Political  Club held a very interesting meeting  Saturday night, and passed resolutions  asking all M.P.P. candidates to come  before the Club and address its members. The Club is a decided success  and is conducted strictly along the lines  for svhich it svas organized���to look  after the svelfare of Nesv Denver in  particular and sister tosvns in general.  CAPT.    MOORE    IS    DEAD.  Prisoner, the jury has declared vou  guilty.  Oh, that's all right, judge; you're too  intelligent a man, I think, to be influenced by svhat they say."  Spring stock of Hats, Feathers, Veiling, Cheffon's and other goods for ladies  just received at Mrs. Merkley's.  H. H. Knox,  Hits? removed to tlie  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOMS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  Newmarket  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  Mining  KiplitK  und    Bonding   Privilege.  Washington, May 21.���Below are the  two sections in full of the Act just  passed by Congress in reference to  mining lights in Alaska and the bonding privilege for Canadian goods in  Alaskan ports.  Sec. 1.3.���That na'tive-horn  citizens  of  the  Dominion of  Canada   shall   be accorded   in   said  district of  Alaska   the  same  mining  rigbts  and privileges  accorded to  citizens! of the   United  States  in   British  Columbia   and   the   North-  West Territory  by  the lasvs of the Dominion of Canada or the local lasvs, rules  and regulations,  but no greater  rights?  shall be thus accorded than the citizens  of the United States or persons svho have  declared their intention  to become such  may enjoy in said districtof Alaska; and  the Secretary of the  Interior shall from  time to   time   promulgate   and   enforce  rules and   regulations   to carry this provision into effect-  Sec. 14.���That under rules and regulations   to   be   prescribed   by   the   Secretary of   the   Treasury,   the   privilege  of  entering goods, svares   and   merchandise  Prosperous   Manitoba.  There is no surer indication of the  prosperity of the people in a community  than svhen mortgages are paid off and  improvements made to premises. More  money was spent on the Portage Plains  the past tsvo years for nesv buildings, improvements and enlargements than for  many previous seasons, yet the number  of mortgages discharged last fall svas  largely in excess of the record of corresponding months. In the month of  October the number of mortgages relieved was the largest since the establishment of the land titles ollice here and  wer^. more than three times the number  discharged in the corresponding month  of 1890.���Portage la Prairie Liberal.  The death of Capt. N. D. Moore, at  Spokane last sveek takes from the  northwestern mining sphere a man  widely known and generally liked. His  life svas a most active one. Some years  ago lie svas the "Iron King" of Michigan  and svas rated to be svorth many millions. Later fortune turned, and' svhen  in the Slocan five or six years ago he  svas comparatively a poor man! He  managed the Idaho mines for a time,  but later operated svith J. D. Farrell, of  Spokane. Mr. Moore had some, valuable mining property in the Florence  camp, Idaho,and 'eft his wife and three  children well provided for.  Return of the Mackenzie Company.  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel "situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDON * BARRETT  J.R&B.GaraeroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.   ^   =  Furnish Clothing-  in the :-  -   Latest Style  ���-: of the :���  Tailor's    __Ft.  SANDON, B  ***. fffffffffffffffffWfffffffffWf  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. C\ Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  9��h99tob*9U9k*99i��**m9i99999��99��  Specials  innewSuitings  'CALLUM & CO  Dealers in  Hardware,  Miners' Supplies,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Si-can's    IJiggust   I'l-oducing    Mini's.  There svere shipped from Sandon betsveen August 1st, last year, and May  27th last���a period of rather less than  10 months���22.993 tons of Slocan ore.  Of this goodly total the Payne mine  accounted for no less than -0,010 tons,  the Ruth coming next svith an output of  5,871 tons, the Slocan Star follosving  with 3,247 tons, and then after a long  interval the Idaho svith 1,8:54 tons, the  Last Chance svith 1,:.8_ tons, and the  Reco svith 1,1*28 tons.  To   Succeed    Carlyle.  The Provincial Government has  secured tne services of* W. F. Robert,  son, a graduate of McGill University,  Montreal, as a successor to XV. A.  Carlyle,   svho has   lately  resigned the  position of Provincial mineralogist.  Mr. Robertson was liiglilv recommended to tho Government us being* in every  svay an eminent authority in mining  matters, by Dr. Dasvson. Mr. Robertson svill assuin the duties of the office at  an earlv date.  F. Pyman has again commenced to j  do business in Nesv Denver. Bring]  vour watches to him svhen thev are out  of order.  street.  IJyman's nesv building, Sixth |  The  ilress  Merkh  latest  novelties  in Millinery and |  Goods, etc., just received at Mrs.  Mr. Mackenzie and Miss Glover, svho  have met svith a most cordial reception  in Sandon, Kaslo, Nelson and Rossland,  will give the residents of Nesv Denver  another of their delightful evenings of  concert, eome.dy and drama next \Ved-  nesday, June 15th. The Company has  been strengthened considerable since  leaving here.     . j  Miss  Delmar has  been specially en-;  gaged from  the east to tour svitli the j  above    talented    combination.     This I  young   lady   has   sung   svith   Charles  Sault/. and Madame Albani in London,  and   is  also  a pianistof high and artistic   accomplishments.     We  predict   a  very large attendance to  svelconie Mr.  Mackenzie and his select company.  A"    Alaska    Co'ipiir   Sale.  Mr. XV. Pellesv Harvey, of Vancouver,  has negotiated for a svealthy Englishman, svhose name lie is not empowered  at present to disclose;, tlie sale of valuable copper properties near Sitka in  Alaska. The consideration is understood to be in the neighborhood of 8500,-  00U, and big development operations |  svill begin at once. Mr. Pellesv Harvey  says that 20,000 tons of ore are in sight. I  Sir Evelyn Wood is credited svith!  having once told the following amusing  story against himself: Four years ago,  svhen in command of the Aldershot  division, I svas riding past a regimental  cook house. I had been taking a considerable interest in the preparation of  the men's rations, and, seeing a soldier  come out of the cook house svith his  mess tin and svhat appeared to he very  thin soup a fesv minutes before 1  o'clock, svhen the dinner bugle had just  sounded, I ordered the man" "to halt ami  another man to bring- nie a spoon from  the cook house. "Hand me up that  tin,_' said I, and the man obeyed and  stood motionless svhile I tasted the  liquid. Getting rid of it as rapidly as  possible 1 said, "It appears to me to be  nothing-but dirty ssrater," svhen the man j  anssvered svith the most stolid gravity,  "Please,sir, that's svhat it is; I am svash-  ing the tin out."  I have lately received a stock'of  well-selected, handsome suitings  for Spring make-up, and I earnestly invite your inspection of  them. Some excellent qualities  and patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put.  upon the market in this section  before.  I guarantee a neat, natty lit,  and satisfaction in every particular.       Are you wanting a Spring  suit?  M. A. WILSON,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Newmarket 131k, New Denver, B. C.  and  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  Wholesale and Retail  many  Sizes,  Kinds,  and Prices,  at  H. Hoben's  XKW DENVER and SILVERTON.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry, Eggs, Etc  SHOPS AT   ALL   IMPORTANT   POINTS IN  KOOTENAY.  FEED J. SQTJIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  AMOS THOMPSON,  W.  Manager  D.  MITCHELL  Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers'on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aJwavs on hand.  DR. MILLOY,  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C.  Woman is nearest  most, svomanlv.  perfection I when  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per clay.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  ���*~*.+:-t:++-  WANTED��� Hcnest, energetic youiift men:  farmers' sons, teachers, students, clerks and  others who are ndmii _rs of Mr. Gladstone, and  would like to spend the next three months in  telling the matchles* story of his life. We teach  you how to do the work and guarantee success.  From S-.OD to .'.5.00 a day absolutely sure. There  is no fear of failure and'lt will he enjoyable work.  Particulars furnished free.  BRADLEY-GARUETSON CO., Limited.  Toronto.  The  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.


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