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 /' -.  .4      s,  I  I y    i'. ^-'    vs "      J  ���������   _._i !L "_.j-__.    '.  /,' ^e-^���>1.  Volume VI.   No. 37.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 15,-1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN 6AMP NEWS J  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  Mrs. John  Black   has returned from  her eastern visit.  W. P. Evans removed  his family to  Kaslo on Tuesday.  C. J. Loewan and wife are epe'iding  a few weeks in town.  The Mountain Chief has elosod down  until the strike is settled.  W. C. McLean, of Nelson, spent a few  brief hours in town last week.  Ed Shannon goes to Banff this week  to look up some copper properties.  Gus Anderson, of the St. James, has  gone to Winnipeg to visit his relatives.  He expects to be away six weeks.  W. H. Sandiford and wife spent a few  days visiting ih the Okanogan this  week, returning Tuesday evening.  Tho physicians have decided that  Sandon is not the place for pneumonia  patients owing* to the high altitude.  Time changes on the N. & S. next  Sunday. The train arrives in Sandon  at 1 p. m. and departs at 1.30 p. m.  The Methodist pastor appointed to  take charge of this field has not materialized, , and* his whereabouts is not  made known.  Extensive improvements are being  made on Four Mile wagon road. 'Other  work in that direction will be started  ou trails from the road to the properties  on Red Mountain.  Slocan City is feeling the touch of the  approaching revival in mining deals.  The past year has seen some good development work put upon properties in  that locality, with the result that there  are many good properties shown up.  Editor Langstaff of the Trout Lake  Topic, is the daddy of a woolly-headed,  star-spangled, fuzzy-wuzzy baby boy.  He congratulates himself upon his success there so it is presumably safe for us  to offer our falicitations and; wish him  many of them.  Wm. Brown, a miner, employed until  eight or ten days ago at the Payne,  died at 'he Sandon hospital last Wednesday after one week's illness from  pneumonia. This is the third death in  about a month from this complaint, and  yet some will insist that altitude has  nothing to do with the cure of pneumonia.,  Nelson's citizens are preparing to do  the thing up nice. Invitations are to  be sent to all the. newspaper men of the  province asking them to celebrate Dominion Day there. Crackers and cheese  and a keg of beer will be on tap. There  is reason to believe that some of the  fraternity of Nelson are on the committee having this part of the prof ram  in charge.  The body of Wm. Siddons, who was  carried away in a snowslide while at  work at the Ajax mine last January,  was found on Friday by David Whitely,  who was prospecting in that vicinity.  Undertaker Baker, who was in Sandon  at the time, was dispatched by the authorities to bring the body down from  the mountain side, and it was given  proper interment at Sandon.  When Amos Thompson left his tent  at the Turris the other day and came  into town he cached the provisions.  When he returned he found that a bear  had made a call and eaten up all the  lard, butter and bacon, besides getting  away with three cans of condensed milk  and a piece of canvass. Joe Irwin  ki'led a silver tip near the camp 011  Tuesday which is supposed to be the  animal which stole the milk.  It is not difficult to tell what the feeling is throughout the mining region regarding the efforts of the mine owners  to reduce wages in the Nelson and Slo-.  can divisions. The Tribune says: "Four  idle miners were picked up in Nelson  Thursday and sent out to work at the  Yellowstone mine. The Yellowstone  is managed by men who think it better  to pay good wages to skilled miners  than to shut down. There are about  sixty men employed around the property and miners are paid S3 50 for eight  hour shifts."  SI,OCA\    --IXKI-AX    FLOAT.  A good strike is reported on the Black  Hussar, Slocan City.  The man from Boston who was to pay  the Arlington accounts is out of town.  The'Slocan Star shipped 120 tons of  ore last week, and the Whitewater 115  tons.  Work will be started on the Hillside,  in Jackson basin, by Rossland and Kaslo parties.  Mero has sold an interest in his  claim near town. A 100-foot tunnel  will be driven immediately.  Work on the Fisher Maiden will be  resumed shortly. C. F. Lee made an  examination of the property last week'  The Raiii Bow group, Slocan City,  was sold last week on a cash deal. Ten  thousand dollars is the amount paid  over.  Work on the L. H. will be resumed  in a few days. Buildings are to be erected on the property to aecommodate'the  workmen.     .  The Slocan Star closed down on Sunday The men were offered S3.'25 a  shift but rolled their blankets and came  down the hill.   ,  Twenty-two carloads of ore Avas  shipped from Enterprise last week. This  cleans up the ore that litis Iain at the  landing so long.  The report that the Bosun mine had  been withdrawn from the mine owners'  association and that work was to be resumed this week is without foundation.  The Noonday mine above Silverton is  working a jig* that saves out of otherwise worthless rock, stuff that runs 90  ozs. silver and 40 per cent, lead to the  ton.  A report from Ymir says it is only a  question of days when the Ymir-Gold  Mines, Ltd. the only mine in that district holding* out for S3, will agree to  pay the standard union rate of wages.  A rich strike was made on the Hartney, on Silver Mountain, last week. It  was made 500 feet below the tunnel and  was covered by over three feet of wash.  In parts of this property the wash is 25  feet deep.  A new find was made on the Silverton  Boy, one of the Emily Edith group, last  week. The work of ground sluicing for  the vein was started some time ago and  a ledge has been uncovered that carries  a two-foot streak of quartz and galena.  The last ot the ore on the dumps  at the Bosun was sorted on Monday.  Considerable out-side work is being-  done; the property cleared of underbrush around the buildings, the roads  put in better condition, and everything  cleaned up.  A Sandon paper says, "After all, the  California mine is not going to pay S3.50  for the eight-hour day, but is shutting-  down with the others." The California  has not been working for about eight  months, and it is probable when it does  resume work it will pay the standard  wages.  Preparations are being made by the  Coin Development Co. to do extensive  development wark on the Coin Fraction,  adjoining the Chambers group above  Cody. A flume 1000 feet long will bring  the water from Carpenter creek, and  sluicing will be done in order to expose  the lead.  The line for the Wakefield tramway-  has been completed by B C. Riblets.  It will be 6,100 feet long with a drop of  300 feet. The Finlayson type of tram  will be used, the same as that in use at  the several big mines around Sandon,  a description of which is given elsewhere in these columns  town an 1 there is a likelihood of his  building a .cottage here shortly.  Work on the Evening Star No". S  group, on Dayton creek, has been  stopped for the present owing to the  eight-hour trouble  Considerable interest is being taken  in tin; whole country from Ten Mile  creek to Lemon creek this season and  several outsiders have been here looking for properties.  '^wenty-two car loads of ore went  through here last week from the Enterprise to Trail, containing in all-140 tons.  This, with the carload shipped the previous week, brings the total number of  tons up to 460. This ore was shipped  from the bins at the landing. There  is still 600 tons of ore at the mine which  will also be shipped.  The Marmion ancl Maryland, on the,  second north fork of Lemon creek, have  been secured by R. Randolph Bruce of  Nelson, for Toronto parties. The ledge  shows strongly on the surface, but not  much work has been done. An average  sample assay from the ledge shows $54  in gold. A force of men will, be'put on  at once for active operations.  The owners of the White Soarrow  group, on Lemon creek, have a good  showing of clean ore in their tunnel,  where thev have cross-cut  after drift, ni. in 100 feet. They have  exposed eight inches of solid galena  under the iron capping of the ledge.  They refused to give a working bond  for a handsome figure and intend to  open up the property before placing it  on the market.  The marriage took place Monday evening of A. R. Balderson and Miss Mamie  L, Bennett, both very popular residents  of Slocan City. The Rev. A. M. San-  ford of Sandon officiated, and the bridegroom was supported by Benj. Robert  son, while Miss Clara C. Bennett acted  as bridesmaid. Mr. and Mrs. Balder-  son will reside, here, they having engaged the picturesque little cottage of  T. B. Linton. The many readers of  The Ledge here will join it in wishing  them a long and prosperous married  life.  IN0 CHANGE IN SIGHT 1  ._-  5T  Strike at Coal Mines.  A strike of short duration occurred at  the Fernie coal mines this month. The  miners had been getting 55 cents a ton  and 15 cents allowance for stone work.  The stone having nearly disappeared  the company stopped the 15 cents allowance. The men have returned to  workffor 30 days at 60 centsa ton. The  mines shipped 10,000 tons last month.  By the time the new ovens are ready  the ledge' the output will likely be 700 tons daily.,  The situation between the miners and  mine owners has not   changed in the  past week.   Both sides are confident of  an early settlement, and yet both areas  obdurate  as   they were   at  the commencement.    The Slocan  Star closed  down   on Sunday   morning.     All the  other big working* properties had been  idle since the first of the month and tlie  going into effect of the new eight-hour  law on Monday, the 12th,  did not effect  any of them.    Manager White of the  Star endeavored to compromise at .3.25  per shift, but the men wox.ild not accept.  The Miner's Union seems to have complete control of the situation.     All the  miners in the Country are standing out  for the standard scale and   the mine  operators cannot  get other miners at  the reduced scale.   All of them are employing men doing surface work, and  many of the smaller developing prop  erties  are  employing   forces    under-  g-round at Ihe standard scale of wa��*es.  g*round still makes it impossible to have  an   expert   examination   made   of the  property, an examination necessary to  the defense.   The application was refused and the solicitors for the defense  consequently withdrew from the case.  McDonald-.Johnston for the plaintiff  then proceeded to   prove   their claim,  which was for ��1307 for driving* a tunnel  on  the Bolander claim near   Sandon.  The pleadings revealed the fact that the  defense was that the  tunnel  was not  driven on the lead,   as  directed, and  consequently was useless.     Witnesses  for the defense not being forthcoming,  however,   the plaintiff  secured   judgment for the full amount of his claim  with costs.  SILVERTON-WINS  S1-OCA-.  CITY  NEWS IN" BRIKF,  From our RigtUar Correspondent.  Manager Pitt, of the Bank of Montreal, paid the town a flying visit on  Monday.  O. M. Rosendale of the Slocan Ore  Purchasing Co., of Nelson, was here  last week in the interest of his firm. He  was delighted  with  the location of the  Saturday was a big day for.-Silverton..  The football team donned their new suit*  >-vL__" and saved their  bacon.    In a  v��fe-V-> hot game they defeated  the  Oi.?Sl_!_ N('AV  Dei'ver boys by a score  inhabitants l to 0���and  therebv   hangs a  seeking , ,     .    ,  ,     ���    .'  .shelter ot   tale.    At 2 o clock tour wagon  tl,8-ailsle   -otlds ot New Denver lovers  of the grid-iron sport started for Silver-  ton; the football special in the lead and  with parties on  horseback  following in  the rear.      Foster,  the  bugler boy  of  Rap'emhard, accompanied the team and  made the. woods ring with the courage-  giving strains of that instrument of joy  As the Silverton bridge was  reached  the bugle call came louder and faster  that ever, and  it  was amusing to  see  how everything living sought its hole.  It seemed to be rank intrusion for the  townspeople to be so harshly awakened  so early in the day, but, of course, the-  visitors were not to blame, for no sentry  had been placed outside the city    Aside  from the crowd that ventured out of the Lake View  hotel and went back again  no one came   forward to  greet  the boys,  and  the  invasion of the town was  complete   and peaceable.  Silence reigned supreme.  A death-like stillness was  over all."    The  visitors   finally made  themselves at home in the office of the  Victoria hotel.- Jim Bowes is  the proprietor of this house.   It is one of the  best hotels in Kootenay, and this can  be said without in any way detracting  from the other excellent  hotels in that  town.    It all goes to prove that  Jim is  a better hotel keeper than he is a football player.    But to go on with story of  how Silverton saved her bacon.  A still hunt was made for the captain  of the Silverton team, and he was finally  unearthed near the Wm. Hunter Co.'s  large mercantile store. He gave out  the information that the game would  not be called until the arrival of the  evening boat, in order that one of their  best players could arrive for the game.  This-, meant a two hours'wait, but no  -Omplaint was made.   In the meantime  Dph v. r'e The referee  i. envoi s   .uhisfa-  Both sides had  their betting  clothes oi  team came with it and soon the game  was called.   The New Denver team had  the naming of the referee;   they were  satisfied with the fairness of J.  Brandon's decisions last Saturday and he was  named again.     Silverton's team was in  better trim than  in   the  former game  and played a stronger game throughout, but a heavy wind coming up against  the Denver boys in the last half made it  impossible to judge the merits of the  team.    More of the regular team were  in the game, and it was believed they  would   put   up   better   ball   than   the  scratch team played last Saturday, but  they didn't.   They were several  hundred pounds lighter and the Silverton  boys much heavier.     Several changes  were  noticed   in   Silvertoivs  1 ine-up���chances   that   made  it a hard game for the, forwards and tired the New Denver rooters very much.    In  the first half New  light forwards were badly de- vorite duty  moralized   by the   checking done by  Bowes, and were not able to   do their  customary good work.     West did not  play his game;   Thompson, Geo. Davis,  Wooley, and Brindle played up well  together,.and Morris Davis had his foot  and shoulders and head ever ready to  meet the leather full   of  wind.    The  backs were as strong as ever and at  the goal Cleverly played a star game.  The Silverton. boys  put up a hard  game.   Fouls were made, of course, by  both sides���the game was nothing like  as clean as that played here two weeks  ago���but  the   playing   of  Bowes and  Matheson should be laundn'ed.      They  could not  keep  their hands off  the ball      Silverton's  forwards  /.-���j  played'well   up   to the  /S. ,>   ��all and the backs were  ^ v-<\ not afraid to tackle any-  ^7���-O thing on the field.    Tin-  )/W)i  l'nS' played a cool game  at the goal.    The single  goal that was made during the g*ame was more  of a fluke than anything  else.   In   a hot mix-up  twenty   feet    from    the  2*oaI a New Denver man  How long the situation will .remain  as it is depends upon the staying qual  ities of the contending parties. There  are few idle miners seen in any of the  camps. Those who have not left for  the $3.50 camps are in the hills doing  assessment work on new locations.  The few chat remain are watching the  situation. In the Ymir camp the Ymir  Gold Fields, Ltd, alone holds out for  the reduced scale. The management  endeavored to import into the camp  a crew of men, but when the situation  was explained to them they refused to  go to work. At Ymir the business  men have strongly expressed, themselves in sympathy with the miners.  -lOl-IA7    GIBSON    CASK    S_.TTI.1_I..  Silver-  ton's  rooters'  A settlement of all  litigation  in connection with the Molly Gibson   mine  has at last been reached, by which Callanan immediately stops all proceedings  against the claim of   the   company in  consideration of the sum  of 818,500 being paid to him.   This settlement clears  the company's title to the property and  removes all possibility7 of further trouble  in   connection   with  Callanan's claim.  This litigation arose from Callanan  re staking three claims embraced in the  Molly Gibson   group.    His reason for  doing* so was that the three claims were  staked on the same lead, and the original   location  consequently   void.   He  subsequently brought  action to establish his title to the claims.    The case  was decided against him on the grounds  that his locatiens were not valid, as he  had  used mounds instead of   stakes.  Callanan gave notice of an appeal to  the privy council, and the trial was due  to come off shortly.   E. P. Davis, Q.C,  and W. A.  Galliher,   represented the  contending parties.  Now that the case has finally been  settled the Molly Gibson will be reopened and will soon become a regular  shipper.  Fergriison-Gilli-  -.nptbil ..  Wanted His Share of tlie Profits.  An interesting case was heard before  Justice Drake last week, in whichR.  E. L. Brown was sued by one Martin,  a former partner in the hotel business  at Whitewater. Martin's story was  that in June, 1898, he approached the  defendant, who is manager of the  Whitewater Deep Mining** Co., with'a  view to going into the hotel business  with him at Whitewater. As a. result  he went to Whitewater, took an option  on the McKim hotel in the defendant'^  name and stocked and fitted up the hotel as the Whitewater Deep  hotel  at a  cost of about $2,000.     The defendant  - ���  ��� -,j  subsequently ratified these acts, and it  was agreed between them that the defendant was to pay the cost of opening  up the hotel, and he was. to run it, each  getting half the net profits. The hotel  was subsequently closed, and Martin  sued for his share of the profits un-  der the foregoing agreement. Brown  claims that the arrangement was that  the plaintiff should only be entitled to  half the net profits after he (Brown.) had  been recouped for his initial outlay in  acquiring and fitting- up the hotel.  The case was decided  in  Brown's favor.  Pleasures on the Pacific.  A traveler by  one of the  C.  P.   B."'s  China-Japan   steamers,     writing   from  Yokohama on  May  1st  last  to a friend  says:    "The resident in. the East has  one advantage of his  brother at home,  and that is, he can at times travel on an  ''Empress" of the Canadian Pacific line.  He who has not  done   so,   has surely  missed one of the pleasures of life.' For  it is a pleasure to   travel at anything .  from 15 to 17 knots on a huge yacht,  whose means of propulsion can only be  guessed at;   where faultless  meals are  served up, with the attendance of clean,  silent and   picturesque  Chinamen; and  where a walk through the carpeted and  steam-heated alleyways below, gives the  impression of a first-class hotel on shore."  ���Montreal Gazette.  the visitors visited the  several places of busi" fouled a Silverton player  ness and renewed ac- and a clear kick was  quaintances that ��xist-; given to Silverton.   The  Captains preparing  for the fray.  ed before the war.  In addition to the excellent hotel accommodations, Silverton  has also at least one,  .Tew Denver  'rooter' coming  home.  ball found a hole  in the  goal  guard   and   went  through, winning the game for Silver  ton.  The bovs were well  received���after  mercantile establishment that would be i the game���and were as well satisfied as  a credit to a large city. The Wm. i if they had been the winners. The Sil-  HunterCo. have not only an extensive j verton team has played in hard luck  general stock but one that is kept in I the past :ew weeks and this victory will  excellent condition upon the shelves. b% Imgehv encouraging, A return  .���,        ., _.   v _i-oivi.a.   match_ wu- j-,,3 played at *\iew Denver m  When  the  ss.   Slocan   arrived, the  two weeks*    Next Saturday the Sandon  golden-headed   boy   of   the   Silverton I team will play here.  The marriage of Miss E. F. Gillis to  Alex. Ferguson was happily solemnized  at 9 a. ra, Wednesday, June 7th, at the  home of the bride's parents, Rev. Cle-  land officiating. A large number of  the friends of the happy couple gathered  to witness the ceremoney. after which  a sumptuous breakfast was served,  Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson have a host of  friends in this section where both are  widely known, and they were the recipients of many handsome and useful  presents. They left by the morning  boat upon a short trip to Rossland and  Kootenay points, returning to New  Denver on Sunday, where they will  make their future home.  The Company Must Pay.  The case of Auguste Anderson vs.  The Bolander iMining & Milling Co.,  was tried before Justice Drake at Nel  son last Thursday. The defendant's  attorneys asked tor an adjournment of  the case on the grounds that notice of  trial had been served at a date which  made it impossible to get their -witnesses  in time from Findlay. Ohio, where the  officials of the company reside, and also  because the amount of   snow   on the  Week.  i_<j  Sr-OCAN   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994 tons. January 1st, 1899, to  June 10th :  From Sandon.  Payne    Last Chance   Slocan Star   Sapphire   Coin   Ajax    Sovereign   Reco     Ivanhoe   Treasure Vault   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill   Madison   From Three Forks  Idaho Mines   Queen Bess.  Will  ild Goose  Monitor   From Whitewater.  Whitewater    115  Jackson   Bell   Wellington   From McGuigan.  Antohie...   Rambler   Dardanelles   Great Western    From New- Denver.  Bosun   Marion   Mollie Hughes   From Silverton.  Fidelity.-   Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith   Comstock   From Ten Mile.  Enterprise    180  Total  ..,181  2.245  '_��8  18  12  40  20  180  119  112  18  3  15  Mil  1,180  15  260  Total tons.  115  The Ledge office is working a nice  shoot of high grade job printing*, and  shipments are being made to many  camps. Call in and assay the samples.  The bulldog is chained up and there is  no danger of getting knocked down by  the wind from our big Cylinder press. THE LEDGE, NEW DJiJS'YER, B.C., JUNE 15, 1809,  Sixth Year  Tme Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERV, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months  .75  Sii " 1.25  Twelve  "  2.00  Three years 5.oo  Transient Advertising, 25 cents iter line first in  .ertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  O jrrespondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude.   Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest   A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  f BURSDAY,  JUNE 15. 1899.  THEY    ARE-  COSriNG.  Since the Slocan was discovered it  has had troubles. The crash in sil  ver, Hood, fire and other destroyers of  prosperity have hit it cold, cruel  blows, but it still lives, lias its being  and plenty of ore in sight and out of  sight. Still we have trouble again  this summer. The eight-hour law  causes some anxiety and fhe spread  of the foot-ball fever is becoming*  alarming. And a greater trouble  seems to be, about due. A band of  Manitoba editors calling themselves  The' Western Pi\ ss Association are  headed this c way and will pass  through the Slocan in a tew days.  They are all hungry and dry and  will devour..everything in sight. We  are giving the public due cotice of  their approach and trust our readers  will brace up so as to stand the editorial cyclone when it sweeps through  the almost silent, silvery Slocan.  C. Rashdall, Geo. Williamson, Ed.  Atherton and Jnlius Wolff caught a  trout on Monday that was 100 feet  long. John ''Williams has it on exhibition in his window'.  There was a hot game of poker  last night in the Casino. Lord Remittance won $80,000, and it is said  that Porcupine Billy, of Nelson, lost a  quarter of a million.  There is a great exodus from London and Rossland. D. R. Young's  illustrated paper comes out in both  towns next month.  The new station ofthe K. & S. liy.  has been completed. The Company  are now running 17 daily passenger  trains out of New Denver.  Gus Anderson has just returned  from Europe with a bride. While  away he purchased a half interest in  the city of Stockholm.  If New Denver was 20 miles from  New York all the world would go  wild over the beauty of its environments. We might move New York,  oyer here if the freight rate was  lower, and Silverton would not oppose the scheme.  GOOD    WAGES���GOOD   TIMES.  Somebody from Nelson must have  spent a dollar in New Denver on the  24th of May. We took in a dollar the  other day and the first words it said  were, "Please send me home. For  eight years I have never been out of  Nelson, anci it breaks me to stay  away from home."  FICTION, STRANGER THAN TRUTH.  A near relative of Ananias in the  form of a Vancouver reporter drifted  into our office the other day looking  for a job. We sent him out to hunt  news and the following is what he  turned in:  A trolley on the corner of Union  Sixth streets ran into the mouth of a  Silverton  man  this   morning.    The  .man was able to walk away, but the  '" car has not since been seen.  Tom Mulvey is in town buying  diamonds. He has just sold his property in Slocan City for one million  dollars.  Sam Wharton has the plans ready  for a 23 story building on the corner  of Sixth street and Bellevue avenue.  It willbe built of solid granite, and  will be a verv handsome edifice.  The business manager of the city's  leading newspaper has gone insane  from handling too much money. The  receipts yesterday reached the sum  of ��14,000  A by-law to raise a million "dollars  for improvinig the si.ewalks was  vetoed at the Council meeting last  night  Seven thousand horses, and 11000  cows were run in last month for wandering the streets after- dark in search  of grass, old paper, and other delicacies of the season. They will be  canned and sold to the U. S. army.  Silverton was admitted into the  city yesterday. Three Forks and  Sandon were admitted last week and  the limits of the Corporation are now  well-defined.  Next Monday will be Decoration  Day, and the graves of those who  fell in the football war will be strewn  with pansies and other flowery tokens  of love and affection.  The Queen's Birthday will be celebrated in royal style. Over $200,000  has already been subscribed, and  the end has not   yet   been   touched  The forces at some of the mines  have been increased. The Mollie  Hughes has 2,000, Mountain Chief,  1,503, Tunis, 1,000, Hartney, 1,200,  and-so on. Everybody is ge'ting  either fat or rich, and there is not a  sign ot hell lef'r, in the camp.  The Prince of Wales might be in  the city this week, but our telegraph  line is like Fitzsimmons, and we will  no. know for a day or two.  There was another fire in Kaslo  last night. The gas in the Council  Chamber caught fire and burned up  all the city dads. Loss, 311, fully  insured,  The Comique, on Reco Avenue, in  the 25th Ward is still in operation.  The box rustlers'complexion is just  as rouge et blanc as ever, and the  brevity of their skirts is well-defined, j  It is argued by some that the mine  operators have the right to say w: at  they shall pay to their workmen.  They Lave. They have the same  right to say what they will pay as  the workmen have to say what their  labor is worth. Skilled men of any  calling are worth for their labor all  they can possibly get in this or &n\  other country. And let this be remembered also, the men who employ  skilled labor will never pay any  more for it than they have to. Mining  companies are not philanthropists,  neither are the men who work for  them. Both want all they can get.  The question that we of the Slocan  must look at is this: What will most  benefit the country, low wages or  high wages. It is indisputable that  when wages are high the country is  prosperous and as wages are lowered  prosperty diminishes. The condition  ofthe Slocan mines is such that tremendous profits are made with  very small forces of men employed.  The country therefore gets comparatively little benefit from them. It is  not the big dividends that contribute  to the country's prosperity so much as  the big payrolls. Reduce the payrolls and you reduce the country's  profits. Every cent taken off the  wages of the miners is that much  more to go out of the country into the  pockets of the shareholders, from  which the country receives no benefit.  With one-fourth the number of men  employed the silver-lead mines of the  Slocan have paid better dividends  than t >e mines of any other camp in  Kootenay. There is less expense attached to mining in this camp than  in any other. And the only possible  chance for the country to receive even  a small iraction of the profits taken  out of the mines is through the pay  rolls. Reduce these and the Slocan  will be made a Chinese camp at once,  ���cheap for the laboring man and  business man, but a mecca for the  foreign companies operating our  mines. Skilled miners are paid $3.50  in all other camps, and why should  they be asked to work f��r $3 in the  Slocan, the acknowledged high-grade  wet ore camp of the northwest?  ^rpong the Ten^i-Feet-  r___i**^i*-_._ft-i*. i'ii JB_ Yr -��--'��>--��~*T| flu.  ii  Edward Hogan, who has just gone  to Australia, is the author of many  plantation songs, among them, "All  Coons Look Alike to Me." Hogan is  black in color but his brains ai*e white.  While watching a negro fight in  'Frisco he was gathered in with the  rest of the dark crowd and taken to  the police court. The judsre could  see no reason for his arrest and asked  the policeman why he had done such  a thing. The "cop" replied that "all  coons look alike to me." Hogan was  discharged and through the police  man's words marie his favorite song.  Augustin Daly  died in Paris last  week.    He was the best   known theatrical   manager   in   America   We  remember him very distinctly as the  author ot a play entitled "Under the  Gaslight.1'   Years   ago   we    played!  Snorkey in that thrilling drama., and !  shall never forget the first night we  appeared in it.     The house was jam-!  med from box office to footlights, and  the enthusiasm of the audience was  over 1000 ounces to   the   individual.  In the most thrilling part of the play  several ladies fainted, and the rest of  the audience   yelled like   a   Slocan  football team.    We were called   before the curtain and for a few brief  moments we thought of small gods.  After the play we   asked   Jim   Hos-  kins how he liked  us   as  an   actor.  Jim said, and he meant it, "You are  fine, you talk so vicious, I could hear  you two blocks away." j  A Western Editor's experience in the Cent Belt.  After climbing a spiral upraise j  for several minutes I found myself in  the editorial stoping ground of The  Telegram, the most famous evening i ^  daily in Ontario. Famous because of  its bright paragraphs and the tact  that its proprietor has money to build  hospitals for sick children! If I had  his bank roll I would start a college  for the purpose of educating the ordinary B. C. legislator. The editorial  department of The Telegram looked  very much like some other places I  have been in. The floor was strewn  with exchanges, and the place generally looked like the breaking up of  a hard night. The place was full of  bright intellects, and as I laid my  card down in front of "Black Jack''  Robinson, he lumped up and grasped  my hand in such a hearty manner  that for a second I thought- being- in  Toronto was all a dream and that I  had struck an office somewhere on  the border. Jack gave me a welcome that was simplj' intoxicating,  compared to some I have had amongst  the quill drivers of this great continent, and if he ever strikes a camp  I am in I will not forget him. I also  met Freddie Nichols. Fred has long  hair, just like a poet's, and as he hails  from the county of Halton he is sure  to climb the journalistic upraise until  the world is his'n. Robinson extended  to me the freedom of the city and a  pass to the opera house. I took both.  In the theatre that night I sawaplav  called "Away Down East." It might  have suited me better if it had been  called Away Out West. However, it  was a beautiful play, with just enough of pathos in it to bring a mist  before my optics and make me feel  like killing the villain. I restrained  myself, and the villain still hits the  trail. It was the first time in seven  yeai's that I had witnessed a theatrical performance of merit and my regret when the shift boss turned down  the'lights was extremely well-defined  and strictly in place.  During my stay in this great city I  called i pon many ot the print shops  in jearch of ideas. I found most of  them doing well. In The Globe office  everything appeared to be lively,  and from the busy air that Charley  Taylor carried around his anatbmy I  feel certain that some tenderfoot had  called in and paid his subscription. I  am sure this is right because I know  how it feels myself to take it money.  Tom Wood was there and looked none  the worse for his long western trip  last summer. I think the Globe is  prosperous. The sheriff was not in  sight, and the office floor still had  traces of its former complexion.  I met Josh Johnston down at the  Toronto Type Foundry, on Bay street.  I do not want to josh Josh, but he is  one of the men who caused me to acquire the terrible habit of running a  newspaper. He t'aught me how to  feed a press and then fired me'. But  for him I might have been a sky  pilot, farmer, or in some other peaceful profession. Instead, lam chained  to a profession where the sight of  money makes a man mad, and the  word "copy" is burned into the brain  like the brand on a Calgary heifer.  Life is what we make it, and others.  There are two trails in front of us  when we start out in life. The high  trail is hard to climb, but it has pure  air and association. If you heep  plodding along, even if your pack is  heavy, y ou will eyentually strike a  camp where all is peace, contentment,  health and sometimes wealth.  The low trail looks nicer than the  high one, when you first start in.  Al ng* the first few miles of it everything seems gilded and this life one  continual holiday. After a while the  scene changes and you find strewn  along the trail, which by this time  has had the gilt rubbed off, wrecks  ofthe human race. You will find that  the formation is hell and that tlie victims who have been tracing leads of  boozerino, green cloth and red curtains, wind up, unless they turn back,  against the same formation���hell.  I have a friend in Toronto who took  the high trail in his youth. His name  is A. F. Riitter. By his own efforts  he has become one of the most prom  inent and honored men of Toronto.  While yet a young man he has all  that makes life comiortable, and ha-,  passed all the rough places on the  high trail.  Passing along York street one dark,  wet night, a man stopped me and  begged for 10 cents so that he could  get . helter. He was a wreck in  every sense of the word. He had  lived the pace that kills about as  effectually as anyone I have ever  seen. I recognized him through all  t: e changes made by dissipation. I  gave him a dime and  as he turned  eko  out real  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     981,328.04  HEAD    OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a_d Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  -.����������:/���..- .t .<"*w.-.r--w-T..tf "  K3T'_r��'."  ���*z?^^-r&*<si^*^*^r^j^2Rr*sai vff*3Ria'*fa2sr'*gTt*  away my thoughts ran back 20 years  to a young man, wealthy and bril  liant who was admired by all who  knew him. I will not tell his name,  for the sake of his family who think  he ts dead. Poor fellow! He has hit  the low trail, and hit it so hard that  no power under heaven could pack  him back to t e. wagon road of health  and usefulness. Gentle readers keep  off the low trail and you will always  have money to pay the printer.  : Andrew Carnegie recently retired from business with an income  that will allow him to spend $100,000  a week. We extend to him \ cordial  invitation to visit New Denver this  summer.  C S. RASHDALL.  Notnry Public.  A. R. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.   INVITED   Abstract, of Title to mineral claim.-.  CORKESPONDENCE  T.D. WOODCOCK & Co.  Imported  Goods of rough  texture  are Popular  this season.  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  We do what we advertise to do.  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodation., for a largo number of i>eopte.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle3', Prop-  ^j^X^t^i^i^ <_$ ^__P*C_>- <&^$^m$Qj?'  Js&g<3sl11\xj3C�� <_��_> Co.,  SLOCAN CITY, 13. C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Stoves. Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handlino* all kinds of  Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  Do you ever  stop  to think  Hu��' short life is and  how pain I nl we often  make it I'or ourselves?  How little comfort  there is when the home  is poorly iumished?  How little il costs lo  have at least a few of  those comfort-making  devices, such as rocking chairs, reclining  chairs, divans, sons,  and easy chairs?  How  ;i room  verv    f  much prettier  looks, fveii if  'in muni v   fur  nished, if lh_ curtains  are draped from nicely  selected curtain poi.s?  How a few pictures  nicely .-iiined -ind  hung from brass hooks  in the wall niunldiug,  will improve the appearance of Mm mom?  ___>"*  we can  I:.' way  broken'  )B*0!S!  How much  do tor you in  of repiiiriii. a  piece of furniture and  milking it just as serviceable as if if were  ne.-w?  WALK EH & I3A :;_*!.  Furniture Dealers.  Xew lien ver.  ^S^  WiJW  ita_L_  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  SAXDON. B. C.  Every Friday nr Silverton  J, H. MILLWARD,  mm  ainter  and,  _*/__-ter  wrii  NEW DENVER.  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for  Mining  Commercial Men.  unci  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City Proprietors.  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  Dealers i  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is tlie Largest in Kootenay  r\T  \v  S. Dhkh'hv  Ka. lo. B.C  H. T. Twicic  Xew Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Limd Surveyor.,..  Civil mid Min ini; Kn^rim-ci...  Hertford. ".UeXeii i''ode.  IfiTRa. lid'ill & Fauquier. Agents.  n   g. I'V-Fquila.,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Xakn-p. B.C.  ]:]OWAI.D WEST.  As-oc. R S ;,!. Lou Hon. l_njr  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported'mi (���������.    n-  teiidiiij. purchaser*.  Assay office, and Chemical   Laboratory. Bellr-  vue ave. New Denver. B C.  .If)MX V. 1'I.RKS, Pr.i  II  A.TI.D BV  and    I-.'.iecti-H-  ii'>   i  Hells nnd Litfht in every room....  H  A!R  Larue 11ml well lighted Sum pie Rooms  Hourly Street Car 1 n't ween hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Re;' unable Rates.  ^^..^REVELSTOKE  l[t L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  barrister",  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  SIX GOOD MINERS WANTED  . For The Tangier Mine, Albert Cm.yon, B. C. Sixth Year.
THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 15. 1899.
WORK.
When I am busying- about,
Sewing- on buttons, tapes and strings,
Hanging the week's wet washing out,
Or ironing the children's things,
Sweening and dusting, cleaning grates,
Scrubbing the dresser or the floors.
Washing the greasy dinner plates,
Scouring the brasses on the doora—
I wonder what it's all about,
And when did peopie first begin
To keep the dirt and wornness out
And keep the wholesome comfort in;
How long it is since women bore
This round of wash and make and mend,
And what God makes us do it for I
And -whether it will ever end.
When God began to do Hia work
He made a new tiling eyery day-
Even now He is not one to shirk,
But makes things always some new way.
He made the earth and sky and 6un.
The creatures of the sea and wood,
And when His first week's work was done
rie saw that it was very good.
But He—for all He worked so fast
To finish air, and wave, and shore,
Knew that this work of His would last
For ever and for evermore.
On Saturday night He was content;
He knew that Monday would not bring
Xeed.for another lirmament,
Another setof everything.
But though my work is easier far
Tl inn rnak i ng sky a n d sea an d sun,
It's harder than God's labors are,
Because my work is never done.
I sweep and churn, save and contrive;
I hake and brew.   I don't, complain.
But every Monday morning I've
Ln.st Monday's work lo do again.
I'm good at work—I work away;
Alwavs the same my work must go;
The (lowers grow different every day,
That's why I like to sec them grow.
If, up in Heaven, God understood
, lle'd let. me for my Paradise
Make all things new and very good
And never make the name, thing twice!
—E. Xesbit, in Literature
plus millions in the development of the
vast and varied resources—not mineral
alone, but also agricultural and pastoral
—of one of the finest and noblest of our
j colonial possessions.''
i     THE ZINC INDUSTRY
THE SONG OF THE CAMP.
That   excellent,   high-claes,   minino-
journal, Mines and Minerals,  published
monthlv at Scran.on, Pa., savs:
'In
HlQtstO
nxo
_gnoi'->d a Poor  Wife's Prayer.
Under the caption, "British Columbia
lor British Capital," Henry B. Cates, of
96 High Road, Chiswick, writes to the
London Fnancial News as follows: "To
anyone personally conversant with British Columbia the apathy with which
that great country is regarded by British
capitalists is not a little incomprehensible, and it is somewhat of a sore point
with the. Canadians—who are nothing- if
not devotedly loyal in their attachment
to thp Mother Country—that their
neighbors, the Americans, show a much
better appreciation of the possibilities of
Canada generally, and British Columbia
in particular, than do the English.
"In the course of an  extended visit I
paid to British Columbia last year, during which, in order to make myself more
thoroughly acquainted with the country,
the people, the industries, and the finances—outfitted a small  prospecting expedition up the coast—I made some observations which, without pretending to be
a financial expert, 1  think should be of
some general interest.   In the first place
it did not take me long, to find out that
the Province, though beyond all question
rich in  natural,  especially  in  mineral,
resources, is practically bare of capital,
and also of population.   There is nocap-
ital locally available for the development
of these natural   resources.     And eo it
comes about that  the country  depends
on outside capital,  the most of which
comes from the Americans.     There  is a
curious practice in the Dominion—which
appears to be  regarded  in  this eountiyy
with   considerable   distrust—of  issuing
shares of new companies at.  a discount,
sometimes as much as 90  per  cent, unassessable.      Into   the   merits,   from  a
moral point of view, of this practice I do
not propose to enter,  though  I  cannot
say I consider the principle a  more objectionable one   than   the   principle, of
limited liability generally; but, so far as
I. have been able  to  observe,  the  chief
effect of it is to lead to the undercapitalization of concerns.    A  small amount of
capital is   eagerly   subscribed   by  very
weak capitalists, who hope to unload at
face value (generally  $1) shares which a
few weeks or months ago  they  bought
i'or   10c.  unassessable,  without further
liability.    Promoters of a too sanguine
mind issue the shares at this discount in
the belief that a  very  small  amount of
working capital will suffice to make their
mine a dividend payer, and, a wholly insufficient working capital being soon exhausted, the company,  unable  lo make
any calls on its shareholders, must cease
operations and wait until a buyer conies
along.   There are any  number of promising mines and claims thus embarrassed
which only  need  courageous financing
and intelligent managing to develop into
valuable properties
"The Americans are fully alive to the
state of affairs, and being, so to speak,
on the spot, get the first chance, of all
good tilings going. Thus it is that American capital is really doing far more to
develop the resources ol British Columbia than Knglish—a state of things which
Canadians think with much reason not
satisfactory Your American is much
more courageous in liis speculations than
your ICnglishman. Americans have
made ihe City of Rossland the thriving
place it is, and one would certainly,
when there, imagine oneself in an
American city. People here do not
generally know of more than two or
three British Columbian mines, and
fancy when they have said 'Le Roi' they
have said 'Rossland,' little knowing that
the great Le Eoi is only one out of a
great many good mines on a mineral belt
of enormous extent and richness, nearly , Potat09S for sale. Half a cai.loaclj jnfit
all of which are in the hands of Ameri- j arrived. Will be sold reasonable. Applv
ca'ns. ' P. 0. Cox 39, Slocan City.
"I certainly sympathize with the Can-1     Wllnted.-A  firstclass  coat and  pant
■adians in their feelings of regret that the ; Jnaker at once.    Robie, New Denver, li.
view of the interest which has been
taken in. zinc mining* and smelting- during the past year and. a half and the
commercial and speculative prominence
of the industry at the present time due
to the rapid rise in prices of zinc ore
and spelter, the prompt appearance of
the preliminary bulletin upon the production of ziuc in 1898, prepared by
Chas. Kirchoff for the United States
Geological Survey is to be commended
andthe report is particularly timelv.
Mr. Kirchoff says:
" 'Generally speaking*, the _ineii_di_s-
try has liad a g*ood year in 1898. The
consumption has been large, and prices i
have been above the average of recent
years. To a considerable extent this
has been counterbalanced, from the
smelter's point of Ivicw, by the rapid
rise in prices of ore, which has brought
unusual activity and great prosperity
to the miners of southwest Missouri
and southeast Kansas. Th. year has
witnessed an interesting struggle, becoming more and more acute, between
the older smelting plants of TUinois,
Missouri and Kansas, using coal as fuel,
and the new works in the Kansas natural gas belt, of which'Tola is the productive centre. The advantage of free
gas in the direct lessening of cost and
in the indirect economies in the metallurgical operations is causing- a transfer of the industry to the favored locality. ' '
"An interesting change during the
year was the transfer in location of a
number of the smelters from the vicinity of the mines to the gas belts and the
change from coal to gas-fired furnaces.
As was to be expected,   a  number  of
new works have been built while the
old ones have been enlarged or remodeled to meet the new conditions and to
provide   for   the   increased   demands.
The old mines are being pushed to their
limit and zinc in  a small way has almost as great an  interest for  the ore
speculator as has copper.     The centre
of the zinc fever is in the Joplin district,
but the interest has extended wherever
the zinc mines, and the old  Friedens-
ville mines even are being* examined
with a view to again   working   them.
The increase in prices of zinc ore during 1898 was remarkable.    During 1897
it fluctuated between S21.50 and $24.50,
but in December, 1898, it rose to $40.50.
About the close of the year there was a
decline in the prices of ore which led to
the formation of the Missouri-Kansas
Zinc Miners' Association,  which represented all of the  Missouri and Kansas
camps.     The  association, which was
rendered possible by the peculiar conditions under which   the  zinc mining
was carried on,  largely by individual
operators, proposed to  regulate the ore
supply by combining all of the concentrating plants into groups of 20, and
then shutting down   one  group   at a
time in alphabetical order whenever an
ore surplus was threatened."
"„ive us a song!'' the soldiers cried,
The outer trenches guarding,
When the heated guns of the camp allied
Grew weary of bombarding.
The dark Redan, in silent scoff.
Lay grim and threatening under;
And the tawny mound of the Malakoff,
No longer belched the thunder.
There was a pause.   Tne guardsman said:
"We storm the forts tomorrow;
Sing, while we may, another day
Will bring enough of sorrow."
They Lay along the battery's side,
Below the smoking cannon,
Brave hearts, from Severn and from Clyde,
And.from the banks of Shannon.
They sang of love and not of fame;
Forgot was England's glory;
Each heart recalled a different name;
But all sang''Annie Laurie."
Voice after voice caught up the song,
Until its tender passion
Rose like an anthem, rich and strong—
Their battle eve confession.
Dear girl, her name he dared not speak,
Yet as the song grew louder.
Something upon the soldier'. cheek
Washed off tho staiiis of powder. ,
Beyond the darkening ocean burned
The bloody sunset's embers.
While the Crimean valleys learned
How English love remembers.
And once again the lire of hell
Rained on'the Russian quarters,
With scream of shot and burst of shell,
And bellowing of the mortars.
And Irish Nornh's eyes were dim
For a singer, dinni. and gory;
And English Mary mournsTor him,
Who sang of'"Annie Laurie."
Ah, soldiers! to your honored rest,
Your truth and valor bearing;
The bravest are the tenderest—
The loving are the daring.
—Bayard Taylor,
SOCIAL SINS AND SHAMS.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
Midnight 3Iineral Claim.
Siiuate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: Ou
Four Mile creek, two miles from Silverton,
B. C
* * But women are by no means the
worst offenders. There are the men. I
have known men to pride themselves on
their economy. They are simply a disgrace by reason of their clothing—men
who take a pride in wearing napele-s
hats, shiny clothes; whose boots are
hopeless in their  wretchedness; and yet
who are hopelessly extravagant, because "pAKE NOTICE That I. Charles E. Hope. Free
thev think nothing of naying 25 cents f Miner's Certificate So. 7!. 1_A. intend sixiv
each for cigars, or dfink Martell's ^i^nf^^rl!^Aao1%^Jt
brandy, or who play canls at 40 cents or incuts, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
.0 cents a   point.    In  their homes they  ",':,ult, of th. above claim.
are wretchedly economical. Their poor I ,, *'t \^el^^^V)iK\ /lf'tioA1 "'■ldf'r **''"
,.,,,        . ,   -      .,.,..    ,    , , ,l   , ,    uon a/ inurf ne commence-  before the issuance
little Wives have the tiniest of household I of such certificate of improvements.
expenses.    Their fare is of the meanest. j   riatexi this _.th day of June. is...
But the husband lunches and dines in j ~   ~ ——	
the City, SO   Cold   mutton   half   the week \ limlly j!-t,lih  Fraction,   KaKl_ anil  Iron-
and stale bread do  not matter so much ! ci«_.Mm-.ai Claims.
to him." |....     .   .    ,   ,,
' I .-situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
 !        Kooteiiay  District.      Where located: On
i        Boor Mile creek, about two miles frorr. Sil-
j       verton, B. C.
I TAKE XOTICE that I, Charles E. Hope, F. M.
i A . C. So. 7!'__A. for mvsclf and as agent for __;■
E. J.amiiU'Imeyer, Free Miner's Certificate
! No. .738A, intend, sixty days from tlie date
' hereol, io apply to the Mining Kecorder for
; Certificates oi Improvements, for the purpose of
• obtaining Crown Grn nts of the above claims,
i And further take notice that action, under
; section 87. must be commenced before the
; issuance of ..ucli certiiicatesof Improvements.
Dated this l.th day of June, 1 .!K).
WBxmfimB.
The Daily Service between
AtMc ai Pais *. *.
^^-IfflPFi-l IMM
inaugurated June 18th will give
quickest time between
OCEAN AND OCEAN
across the American Continent.
J. K. CLARK,
NING
ENGINEER
Reports made on  Mining Properties
in any section of Kootenay.
The Licensed Victuallers' Association
of Montreal  has   recently   taken  action
looking   to   the   suppression   of   policy
•rambling and  lotteries  on the  alleged
ground of   solicitude   for   the  working
classes, whom the association perceived,
with much concern,  were being induced
to part with  their  hard-earned  money
upon games of chance from which there
was slight,  if  any,  return—one of the
strongest arguments used being that the
women and children were being deprived
of bread by the gambling passion which
hiid taken hold of the working classes—
a state of things which  moved the association to righteous indignation.      Here
is a lit'le incident,  given   by  the  Montreal Witness, which  may  be set as a
foil against, the picture which  the association presents as a philanthropic body
concerned for the moral  welfare  of the
people:   A certain citizen, admirable in
every respect, became addicted to drink.
All insensible he became  a slave to his
appetite, and  spent the   greater part of
his earnings every  week in a certain sa-
i "
j loon.    His agonized  wife,   who saw her
I self and children on   the  brink  of starvation and her husband in danger of be
| coming a castaway, went  to the propric-
' tor of tho saloon and  begged him not to
j sell any more drink to her husband, who
i was going to ruin, and who  was neglecting to provide for liis  family,  in order
that lie might indulge  his  appetite, for
which he gave his money   to tlie saloon-
keepe. .' The  latter  said:     -'Madam, I
am licensed to sell liquor     My business
is to sell liquor to all who can pay for it.
I pay rent, I pay a  high license fee, and
I will sell drink to  any  man   who asks
for it.    I cannot help what vou sav: it is
j not my business.    So long  as yosr hus-
! band comes to my place  with  money to
! pay for the  drink  he  asks  for  lie  will
j get it." ______■
Lillie Harris says many good things on
the social evils of the day, and below is
what she thinks of extravagance and
conventionalities:—'
"Extravagance is one of the most
prevalent sins of the day. Very dangerous, people say. Iquite agree with them,
but, upon my honor, I do not see how
extravagance is to be avoided. Education—and I have the greatest respect for
it in the werld—has taught people to
have ideas farabovetheirstation,because
the adage seems to be that you are aoout
to be not what you are, but as you seem.
There is no wonder that this vice is
growing day by day. But I must stop
moralizing on this scheme, lest I should
not do justice to the sister vice conventionality; for conventionality and extravagance are so closely allied that I think
they must be twin sisters or brothers—I
do not know which, but anyhow twins.
Never, I think, has there ever been such
extravagance in dress as now. Look
over any dress paper or ladies' weekly,
and you will be positively astonished at
the costliness of clothes and underwear.
Blouses at $25 and .$50 each are as common as green peas in summer. Chemises
at $15 i.nd $20—articles as assential as
strawberries in June. Costumes at $70
and $80 are simply nothing.
'*It may be asked in these days of
strikes, of poverty, and of appeals to the
benevolent, who has the money to buy
these things? Somebody must, else
why do the biyr firms advertise them?
You may be quite sure that people do
not advertise unless it pays them to, and
what they advertise are the things that j
pa\r them best. I candidly acknowledge
myself that I never pick up a newspaper
but what I am astonished at the prices
given. This is an epoch of wholesale
extravagance, we cannot blink our eyes
to it. We live too well, we drink too
well, we clothe too well, and we are none
the happier for it; and I do believe that
we do it for ourselves. We live for
strangers. We don't study our own convenience, but only our friends'. Society
of today is a skeleton. Strip it of its
conventionalities, its pretences, its extravagances, its absolute unworthiness,
and what do you find? Simply a mass
of corroding bones—a frame-work on
which is hung hospitality that we cannot
afford, courtesy that we do not mean. It-
makes me sick.
"To start with, extravagance in dress
is simply appalling. It permeates all
classes, i'or, by some inscrutable decree
of Providence, we all dress in a style far
more expensive than we can afford.     *
SANDON,
B. C.
Hotel Sandon,
PIONEER HOUSE OP
THAT CITY. DO NOT
FORGET IT WHEN
IN SANDON  ...
j...
CUNNING,   Proprietor.
J_u_« ..a So. _ LoU-Sl,  -Iin-rul Hill Lot -_...
Mineral-Claims.
Situated   in  the Sloean Minim. Division   of
YV est .1. ootenay Di-t/ric.t.    Where located:
On north side of Sandon Creek, opposite SI i-
Ciin Stiir mine, one mile east of Sandon. H. C.
'PAKE -.UTICE that   I,  Hubert.   K.    Palmer.
L    -(.tint for the War  Enish- Consolidated Min-
}»«- ''W   Development   Co..   Ltd.   free miner's
Cert. *\o. 13171A, intend, sixty days fioni.he date
hereof,    to     apply     to     the     Mining    Recorder  for   eertificutes of improvements for
the purpose oI  obtiuninR- crown gran., of the
above claims.
AiKHurther take notice that action under section 3< must be coin men. ed before, the issuance
of such cert iii cates of improvements.
Dated this 1st, day of June, ]«)■>.
J'"'1 R.E. PALMER.
Daily   Express   Seryice  via Crow's
Nest route to and from
Kootenay Country
Improved Service on  all   Kootenay
local rail and steamer lines.
Tyro, Tyro Fraction and Boatswain
Fraction Mineral   Claiin.
&&99&&QQQ&&GQQQ9Q&
»®e_KB#g*_»a^®a^ogtttt®##«»
DR. MILLOY,
©W©
Rooms in Virginia Blk,  Sandon.
.♦..»>♦'+
Close connections  Throughout.     Be
on lookout for full details of new
service and apply for par-
• —ticulars to—
G. B. GARRETT. A^ent X<-.\- Deliver.
W. F. Anderson, Trav.  R.iss. A_t.. Nelson.
E. J. Coyle, Disl. Pass. A«t., Vancouver.
Spoto Falls i irta
SYSTEM.
Situate in the Slocan Mining .Division of West
Kootenay District. Where, located: ..bout
one and one-half miles south of New Denver.
'PAKE XOTICE that I, W. S. Drewry.aciii.fi:as I
,ii,ilGent_?.1' the-Northwest Mining Syndicate I
Ltd, Free Miner's Certificate No. 32070A., intend
sixty days irom the date hereof ro applv to the
.Mtniii'!- Recorder for certificates of improvements for the purpose of obtaining Crown ''rants
ol the above claims.
And further take notice that action under sectioni 37 must be commenced before the issuance of
such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 10th day of May, i_fl!i.
•nyiS W. S. DREWRY.
The
Nakusp,
Is a .comfortable hotel for travellers
to stop at.
Mrs. McDougald.
Travelers
■■■   Will find the
Aldington Hotel
a pleasant place to stop at when in
SI can City.
GETHING- & HENDERSON. Proprietors.
Majestic and Unexp . .t«.•<! Mineral Claii
fc),,u'l,te _yj the Slocan Minim,' Division uf
VV est Kootenay District. Where located: On
Payne Mountain, near Sandon
'PAKE NOTICE that I Francis .1. O'Reilly
A agent for Frank H. Bourne, free mind's certificate No 1.82. A, and Charles French free
miners certificate No. 12018. intend, sixty
days from the date hereof to apply to 'the
.Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements for tlie purpose of obtaining Crown
grants of tiie above claims.
And further rake notice that action under section .b must be commenced before the issuance
ot such certificates of improvements
Dated this 1st dav of May, 189!)
my. - -""•» ■ "*•-'"
NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.
RET.) MOUNTAIN RY CO.
The all rail and direct route
between   the  Kootenay
..District and..
All British Columbia Fonts
Pacific Coast Points
Pi.o'et Sound Points
Eastern Canada and tlie
United States.
Connects sit Spokane with
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY
NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY
O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.
Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. m.
FRANCIS J. O'REILLY.
SLOGAN LICENSE DISTRICT.
NOTICE    OF
AUMINISTHATOKS
OKKDITOKS.
TO
Slocan
people of the Old Country do not realize
the boundless possibilities there are for
the profitable employment of their sur-
C.     . 	
Don't insure your life and then proceed Co work vourself to deatli
The
prettiest
spot
for homes
on
Slocan
Lake.
For
residential
Jots,
Notice is hereby given that all creditors and persons having claims against
the estate of John Omen Todd, late of
New Denver, B.C , free miner, deceased,
are required to send to Geo.S. McCarter,
of Revelstoke, B.C., solicitor for Thomas
Todd, the administrator of the estate,
full particulars of such claims on or before the loth day of June, 1S99; and that
after the said loth day of June. JS99, the
said administrator will proceed to distribute the said estate amongst the persons
entitled thereto, having regard only to
those claims of which the said administrator shall then have notice, and that
the said administrator will not be liable
for the proceeds of such estate or any
part thereof so distributed to any person
of whose claim th a said administrator
had not, notice at the time of the distribution thereof.
Dated this loth May, 1899.
Geo. S. McCartkh,
Solicitor for the said
Administrator.
1809" for hotel licenses at the places set. owio-ite
their respective mimes: ' '       *■
JOHN MADDEN, at Slocan Citv.
JOSEPH PAYNE, at Slocan City.
G\?' A£LWLV, «* Aylwin Townsite, near
New Denver,
KEEPER &.WA1.HEY. at Collins ranche
near Nelson
i., m _;•. f tl1. *l0Ci\" Ll^»scs District will he
hekl to consider • uch applications at the Court,
I louse at New Denver on  Thursclav the fifteenth
.-K''°.-,','. i<l1 Polioe 0ffice' Robson, B. C. May
-<tii. ISii'l. ' ■        j
T. D  Dk.BRISAY.
Provincial License Inspector.
FEED J. SQU_5e
Nelson, B. C.
Merchant Tailor.
Full Line  of 'tfuitiriQ-s and
Troiiserino-s always on hand.
J. E. Angrignon
The Leading
rDresser
Bosun Block, New Denver, B.O.
Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information
given by local and connecting- line Ticket agents
C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T. A.
Spokane, Wash
KOOTENAY    RAILWAY
& NAVIGATION CO.
Operating: Kaslo & Slocan Railway,
International Navia:ation &
Trading*  Company,
KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.
Schedule of Time. Pacific Standard
—Time—
Passenger train for Sandon and
way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a
m. daily, returning*, leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p. m., arriving at Kaslo at
3:55 p. in.
INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION
& TRADING CO.,   operating* on
Kootenay Lake and River.
S.   S.  INTERNATIONAL.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at G:00 a.
m., daily except Sunday. Return in ar
leaves Nelson at 4:30 p.* m., calling*
at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and
all way points.
Connections with S. F. & N. train
to and from Spokane at Five Mile
Point.
Cal1 upon-
Of lifting- tlie load of
trouble from the
Q shoulders of the
weary, wayworn
traveller as he passes on his wny. To
know just what to do and when l:o do it
has puzzled the minds of'some ofthe
.o'reatest hotel men ofthe a«-e. Wo do
not claim any great superiority over
others', but we have learned hy close
attention to the requirements of our
patrons what best pleases them and adds
to the   comforts  and  popularity  of our
S. S. ALBERTA.
Letives Nelson for Bonner's Ferry,
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a m.,
meeting steamer International from
Kaslo at Pilot Bay. Returning leaves
Bonner's Ferry at 8:00 a. m., Wednesdays and Sundays. Connects at
Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern
Railway for all points east and west.
Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other points
when signalled.
Tickets soln to all points in Ca ada
and the United Statas. To ascertain
rates and full information,   address—
Robert Irving, Manager.
Kaslo, B. C.
Tlie Prospector. Assay Office
B-andcn, B. C,
Assay Price  List
House,
patrons when
darkened the
Kootenav. aiu
Pioneers of
the
rails
thev
the Bloean were our
clouds  of adversity
<>f even
ire   /O
'amp
n
'_ i
«.
with us still
the   suns   of
shine   forth   i
nov
prospori
Slocan .City.
making mellow
of man.
e»l
over
.JACOBSON&CO.
n
Gold, Silver, or L.iiri.cucli	
Gold, Silver ,-uid Livid, c .nliincd..
Gold ami Silver	
Silver mid Loud	
(.'<. iiiot (liy Kloctrnly-vi-i	
Gold. Silver, Co'i'i-i- mid l,in<l	
('old and Copper	
Silver mid Co|pikt	
Gold. Silver ;iiid (.'olMH'i' '
Platinum	
Mereiiry	
Tron or . Lindane, e	
Lime.  Ma.Lrne._ino. I'.-iriiiin, Siji,-,-
i.'liiir. eaeh	
Hi.i.inlli. Tin, Cobalt. Xiekej. ,{;Vtii
/.ine. and Arsenic, each	
Coal fFixed Carbon. VolatileM,.tf,.v'
and   percental-.
Coal, '..
Terms:
June -I'tli. 1-.I...
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:: (Ki
- oo
_ 00
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1 (II'
2 :<('
2 Mi
,'i or.
. (X'
2 0(1
Mil
,\<h.
I'   Coke, if CoJ-inp-
Cash  V.'itli  ..ample.
FRANK DICK,
■\ssa\cr  :.)...   ,\n..l .Nt
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.
To and from Kuro-ionn p.iints via Canadian
and American lines. ' Apply for sailing date..,
rates, ticketsa.xl lull information to any C. P.
Ry agent or—
G. ti. GARRETT.
C. I'. R. Af-ent. Xew Denver.
WM. STITT, 3en. S. S. A*.., Winnipeg. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 15, 1899.  Sixth Yeab  K KOOTENAY TRAM  _��_��_��_?^---___C___SC___  E. C. Riblet, of Sandon, writing in the  B. C. Mining Record, gives a very interesting account of the building and operation of aerial tramw-ys in West Kootenav. "The question of transportation,"  says he, "will always be a prime factor  in the working of mines. In mountainous country, where railroads are impossible and wagon roads or trails can be  used for only a few months of the year,  aerial tramways best solve the problem  i'or the conveyance of ore, timber and  supplies.  "Tn the Kootenay di.t.-ict of British  Columbia, the steep and precipitous  mountain sides, broken as they are by  gulches and canyons, down which sweep  the irresistible snow-slides, preclude the (  use of surface trams or wagon roads,  "In the early days of mining, the  pack train and rawhiding was the means  of transportation. Lack of  the undeveloped condition ofthe mines  being such that the investment of any  great amount of machinery was not justifiable, :;o the trails were lined with  pack mules or sacks of ore were being  rawhided over the snow down the mountain sides to the railroads or smelter.  "The expense of rawhiding ore being  about one-half that of packing, mining  operations were carried on most extensively during the winter months, the  summer months being occupied in development work or blocking out ore. When  the development proved the permanency  of the ore body, and large quantities of  ore were blocked out, the question of  transportation became the prime factor.  But the system of aerial tramway from  the comparative small cost of construction, and in operation unaffected as they  are by the elements, solve the problem  ior the economical transportation of ore  from the mine to smelter or railroad.  Many have been constructed, and it has  been the good fortune of tne writer to  superintend the erection of most of them  In the Slocan District there are ten or  twelve���aerial and surface.  "The first to be built was the aerial  tramway for the Noble Five Mining and  Milling Company, and is one of the best  in the country. It transports by steel  ropes and buckets ore from the mine  near the top of Noble Five mountain to  the company's concentrator a mile and a  half away at the town of Cody.  "Running parallel with this is the  Last Chance tram, of an equal length,  which crosses the dreaded Noble Five  slide at an elevation of 700 feet in one  long span of over a half mile.  "The Payne mine has its ore transported to its ore house by a surface tram  and to the C. P. R. freight house by an  aerial tramway.  ' The Porto Rico mine at Ymir,   the  Idaho mines at Three Forks,  and the  - Lucky Jim have tramways in successful  operation.  "Near the City of Sandon, B. C, the  Ruth mine is constructing an aerial  tramway, which will carry the ore to its  concentrator now being built within the  city limits.  "There are many  tramways in operation in the Kootenays,  and they are the  accepted means for economical transportation of ore.     Aerial tramways may be  divided into   two   general glasses���the  single rope and the double rope system.  The single rope system has been largely  superseded by the double rope, owing to  its greater capacity,  durability,  simplicity and small cost oi  operation.    During the past three years, I have designed  ���or   erected  in West Kootenay several  modifications of the double rope aei ial  ..-.am, adapted to the topographical features of the country   and   the requirements   of the   mine.     Opinions differ  among mine operators in  regard to the  utility of the styles of tramways.   There  are a number that give entire satisfaction.   Of the double rope aerial tram the  Finlayson, erected   by   the   writer  two  years ago, is perhaps the best type for  long distance and large capacity.   Buck1-  ets  holding 700   pounds suspended by  cranes attached to trolley wheels, which  are run on one-inch cables and hauled  by a smaller cable, is  the style of this  tram.      Fifty-two   buckets    are    used,  drawn by three-fourth  inch cable, passing around ��-rip sheaves of eight feet in  diameter at each terminal.   The buckets  are loaded and dumped automatically at  the mine and concentrator  "The single rope system is not used  in this country. The two-bucket, gig-  back, tram for short-distance haul and  the Finlayson for long distance are the  universal style adopted here. Tlie  Payne mine has been operating one of  the former style for the conveying of  ore from its crusher to the railroad for  over a year. There is one .pan of 950  feet across a deep ravine and a short  span of 350 feet. Tlie difference in elevation of the terminals is 455 feet. The  carrying rope is three-fourths inch crucible cast steel of flattened strand and  the running rope is three inch steel of  high tensile strength.    The small tram,  lower tunnel is located the upper terminal of the tram. Ore is dumped out of  the car from the mine into the ore bin  and the train conveyes it to the crusher  where it is sacked for shipment in cars  t. the smelter. From the upper terminal there is one great span of 2,800 feet  ���the longest on record, I believe,���  crossing'a deep gorge reaching out to a  to explore the interior, but without beneficial results, and, with the loss of eight  men by drowning. Five years later  Roberval and his brother organized another colonizing expedition to Canada,  but the fleet was never heard of after it  sailed, and probably foundered by encounter with icebergs. Thus ended in  disastrous failure all the early expeditions to New France.  APHORISMS.  Duty and  and futurity  Greelev.  today are ours,  belong to God.-  Results  -Horace  Carloads  of Flour  and  The praises of others may be of use in  teaching tis, not what we are, but what  we ought to be.���Hare.  tension station ncarlv half way distant I,  ?0���*? is the only load  which is the  ,    ,.       ",       *   ,   _ ���   v! heavier the more loved ones there are  on the line.     1 he buckets,  suspended |to .issist in-bearing it-Richter. ,.  in the air and so far from  the supports, j    _',, ,.     ,     'J   ...   . '   .  ,,,.,,,, , . r_     . i    .       ���    1 he prodigal rob^ his heir, the miser  look like black specks.     After the ten-j robs himself     The  midtUe  Way is jus-  sion is reached   the   country   is nior?.; tice to ourselves and others.���Bruyere.  regular, and towers for the support of |    Every period of life has  its peculiar  ! prejudices.    Whoever saw old ag-e that  did not applaud the past and condemn  the rope occur every 100 feet until the  ore house and lower tunnel is reached,  and the ore is automatically dumped  into the company's bins.  "The Last Chance ships a carload  every day to the smelter and hauls up  means, or j all their supplies and material for the  mine. The tram is operated by one  man in hauling the ore. The same with  the Noble Five, which has a capacity of  400 tons per day. But the Last Chance  tram differs from the latter in the fact  that the buckets are fastened permanently to the running rope and a stop is  necessary whenever a load is placed in  the bucket. With the Finlayson system no stop is necessary. The bucket  is automatically detached and another  attached without the stopping of the  tram. It can be readily seen the advantages of the Finlayson system and  the increased capacity of this tram.  "But a tramway must be built to meet  the capacity of the mine and the condition of the country over which it  must run.  "The following styles are used: For  2,000 feet or less when gravity is the  motive power, the two-bucket, double-  rope, gig-back is the most economical  and serviceable tram.  "One hundred and fifty tons per day  is an ordinary capacity and such is handled by the tram at the Porto Rico mine  and the Payne mine. Another is being  constructed by the Ruth, near Sandon.  "Where long distance is met, but  small ��� capacity is required, the intermittent system used by the LastChance  Mining' Company is an economical and  satisfactory system of trams, and the  Finlayson system for long distance and  great capacity.  "An aerial tramway is not affected  materially by the season of the year or  the condition of the elements. The  abundance of snow and tlie precipitous  condition of the country makes the  hauling of ore an impossibility in some  of the winter months.  "A tramway will pay for itself in a  short time The following reasons are  given : The low cost of transporiation.  ()ne man is employed instead of a pack-  train. It works tlie year round, night  and day if necessary. Carries up supplies and material for the mine and has  a passenger service, if one has the  necessary courage to ride them. Accidents to the trams are very few and  break-downs seldom. The towns are  built so that an even grade is maintained and the buckets are above the  snow, and in little danger of fire in the  summer. The 'cables are flattened  strands so that the wear is on a greater  surface and a change can be made by  twisting the rope. Rope grease on both  the cables is used and the wear is reduced to the minimum.  "All the tramways constructed by  the writer are in successful operation  and many facts and figures could be  given on this subject of aerial tramways  but no one will doubt the utility of.  cheapness of. conveying* ore who has  tried or seen this method of transportation."      _   A TALE OF EARLY CANADA.  the present!���Montaigne.  Always vote for a principle, though  you vote alone, and you may cherish  the sweet reflection that your vote is  never lost.-���John Quiiicy Adams.  FUN*    AM)    KO-.r/Y",  Foote, praising the hospitality of the  Irish, after one of his trips to the sister  kingdom, was asked by a gentleman if  he had ever been at Cork. "No, sir,"  was the reply, "but 1 have seen many  drawings of it."  The following telegram was sent by an  old negress to her runaway son, whom  she had heard was in Hagerstown, Md.:  "To Alfred Coles. Is you there? If you  ain't there, where is you? Your heartbroken mother."  Why cannot a man's nose be longer  than eleven inches? Because, if it were  twelve it would be a foot.  For all time and for  all people. You will find  the largest stock of Best  Flour and Breakfast Cereals  AT HOBEN'S  Specials in these lines offered  to patrons. Prices made a  matter of inducement to big*  buyers in these lines���to  the mines and hotels anywhere in the Slocan.  Do not let this slip your  mind when you want a sup  ply of Fresh. Sweet and  Juicy Ham and Bacon, or  Canned Goods of any kind,  that 1 he best place to get it is  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver,  B. C.  TO HALCYON HOT SPRtKtiS.  The following rates are in  vogue to  the  Halcyon   Hot   Spring's ��� from   the  several points named:  From Revelstoke and return..  "     Sandon  .82.25  ;��  Robson  u  ���''  Nelson  u  Slocan Citv  \i  Trail  !(  Rossland  i i  Kaslo  i i  Ainsworth  CI  New Denver    "  Gc  od for thirty  days.  8.85  5 75  7.50  4.35  7.00  8.25  9.75  9.15  3.35  Novtli American Chinamen. '  There was once a time when the term  "North American Chinamen" was applied by old-time British Columbians to  new-comers from the east ancl was properly resented by the latter as a term of  opprobrium, but the operation of certain eastern departmental stores in this  province certainly tempts the application of the term to them." It may be  suggested quite seriously that the departmental stores of Toronto cut just.as  badly into retail trades of this province  as tlie Chinamen do into the labor market.���Vancouver Province.  Leave your  watch  repairing  at the New market  New Denver  It wil Ibe CALLED FOR  every Saturday .....  Repaired during* the  week and returned the  Saturday following . . .  We insure you prompt  and satisfactory work at  reasonable charges. . . .  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  SANDON  ros.  ==ROSSI_AND  c  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. 0..Sugar Refinerv and Royal  City Planing Mills."  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - -        -       -     ' -  ��� Proprietor.  All work Guaranteed.  A pleasant  }g  Such, indeed, is a day  spent on tne beautiful  Slocan Lake. Before  going oat, however,  be careful to provide  yourself with some of  Nelson's No. 1 . ...  Agent   for   the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  0, W, O.RIMMETT,  Jeweler aed Opt3dan,  5a__d��__,  P.A.ni_nro��  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  Hav and Grain for Sale.    Ice Houses  Filled.  Livery  and  Bait Stables,  Juicy  Beefsteaks  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  New Denver Meat Market.  Fresh bish  From the Briney Deep,  Eggs & Butter  from the plains of Western Canada, and  SAUSAGES  from New Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If you are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook  this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  T*K  ASLOilOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Established ISO;..  E. M. SANDILANDS,  PHOTOGRAPHERS  VANCOUVER and \*..LSON.  B.C.  L  Comfortable  J^k    Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE ���&.PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  A\D  AND  IMPORTED  DOMESTIC CIGARS  TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  The early history of Canada furnishes  material of more than one touching and  tragic tale. None of these are raore  tear compelling than that of the hapless  heroine of this story. She was the  daughter of the Sieur de Roberval, a  wealthy noble of Picardy, who obtained  the appointment of Viceioy of New  France, and organized more than one j  colonizing expedition. Cartier, as his I  lieutenant,seven years after his first voy-!  age to Canada, sailed with rive ships,and ]  reached Stadacona, or Quebec,in August,  1541. After a gloomy winter, having*  heard nothing from Roberval, and the  Indians proving un friendly, without  waiting for orders he sailed for France.  At St. John's, Newfoundland, he met  Roberval with three ships, and two hundred colonists of both sexes. Cartier and  his companions were commanded to return, but.disheartened by their disasters  and sufferings, they refused to do so,and  escaping under cover of night, pursued ���  their homeward journey.  With Roberval's party was his daughter Marguerite, and her old nurse, and  her foster-sister. The exile of these i  tliree to the dreary "Isle of Demons," in '  the Gulf of St. Lawrence, their rescue of j  the brave Claude de Pontbriand, and j  their incredibls hardships and privations !  ancl the death of the whole party save  Marguerite herself, form a most touching \  tale :  Roberval proceeded on  his course and  landed his little party at Cape Rouge. !  Split Bamboo Rods from $3.50 to ��10  Greenheart liods, $6 to $8  Cane and Lance wood, 40c to $3  Splendid range to  choose from. Lines,  Reels, Landing* Nets,  Gaffs, etc., and a  beautiful selection of  flies; Buy your outfit now.  Nelson's  Drug & t. ook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to .. p. in.  BARBER AND. HAIRDRESSER.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B. C.  H. I). CURTIS,  Mines;   Real  Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  j.  Silverton.  M. M. BiENEDUM,  SANDON. B.C.  Mining' Stocks bought .ind Sold,   (renciral Agent  for Slocan Propertios.        Promising   Prospects For Sale.   D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, 13 C  Pal ma  Angrignon  -. NEW DENVER  Or:-.filiate of American Cnllegeof Dental Surgery  Chicago  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Plate and Bridge work.  Office, Broken Hill Blk.  Nelson.  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Draying. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  brick  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  representing a "cry   low   cost,   has  n\    capacity of 150 tons in ten hours, and is; The winter was a'time of suffering and  operated bv one man. j disaster.    Over sixty  men perished  by  ,TtT ,. * r ������, ri-n,-.. Mmino-P,.n��.i famine, ov cold, or bv scurvy. iheln-  "Forthe   Last  Chance  MminS Con.  , ,U.ins? i-,-,", were unfriendiv; and the col-  pany has  been  recently constructed a; onigtS)  most 0f   whom   were   convicts,  double rope aerial tramway.    From the j proved so insubordinate, that the gover  mine to the ore housejienr the railroad  is .,500 feet, and a  tion of 4,000 feet.  difference  in cleva-  At the mouth ol the  $1.00  By using; the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold  by The Ledge at  FIRST HUNDRED.  FIFTY   CENTS   each   sub-  S-qui'nt hundred.  nor had to hang some, and to scourge  and imprison others. In the spring,  with seventv men.  Roberval attempted  FOR CROI IERS- BEADS. St An-  th .n v's Medals, Little Olmplet of St. An-  thonv and Cancelled Postage Stam:>s, write to  Ago-.v Bfthlehem Apostolic School, 153 Shaw  St.. Montreal, Que.  otic  Peopl  I have the largest stock in B. C.  and examine the latest  Call  T  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PRICES.       BELTS, BLOUSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  OF  SIX   DIFFERENT   STYLES. OSTRICH FANS,   LORQUETTE CHAINS,    BRACELETS,  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  Fine Watch Repairing Guaranteed  Send by Mail or Express  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS-  JACOB DOVER,  Nelson-, B,C,

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