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Array Volume VI.   No. 86.  NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 8, 1899.  Price. $2 00 Year  m&m&m&i} ^^^fSffi^m^mii^^  L06AN GAM  -&__#BssfR-5_-_ss ss se 3S8_^__3k_--_j  l.OCAT,    CHIT-CHAT.  SI.OCAX    .tINKKAr,    .COAT.  Rev. R, N. Powell left for .Enderby on  Thursday.  E. Atherton's residence is practically  completed.  Dr. Milloy, the Sandon dentist, spent  several day's here this week.  The school grounds no\V present u  neat and attractive appearance.  Nelson will raise $3,500 to squander  on her Dominion Day celebration.  That's business.  ,r,he new Anglican church bell called  many sinners to repentance Sunday  morning and evening.  Services will'be held in St. Stephen's  church next Sunday at the usual hours.  Rev. C. F. Yates, vicar.  The grand jury at the Nelson assizes  returned no bill in the case of perjury  against Ostby, of Three Forks.  Rev. Cleland, of Sandon, -svill hold  services in the Presbyterian church  Sunday morning at ll o'clock.  Palma Angrignon lost another val-  in  liable saddle 'horse some days ago  a slide on the road to Three Forks.  ��� Jack Lind has resigned the position  he has held so long* with Bourne Bros.  Jas. O'Neil has taken the position vacated.  The dance given by the Knights of  Pythias, Thursday night, was one of the  most successful functions of the entire  season.  The grand stand has been demolished  and the' plank is being laid along Kil-  dare street, from Seventh to Eighth, for  a sidewalk.  St. Stephen's church, beyond a small  amount owing for furnishings, is entirely free of debt. Tjiis includes the  j) a i n ti 1 lg a n d n ew b el 1.  H. C. Oswald and wife,who have been  visiting Mr. and Mrs. Sandiford for the  past month, after an enjoyable sojourn  hero, left for the coast oii Friday. From  there they go direct to London.  'Tlie five men taken to Nelson last  week by Officer Forbes on suspicion of  being implicated in the stabbing of  E- J. Mack,-were released after being  taken before Mack for identification.  Chas. Aylwin is selling great quantities of garden truck off his valuable  home property. He has lately added a  small sized apiary to his cares and is  meeting with flattering success in the  bee business.  A change in the running time of the  Slocan lake boats will be inaugurated  this month to meet the requirements of  travel bv the fast imperial service over  the C. P. R. from the East. A Sunday  boat will be operated.  W. E. Kennedy died of pneumonia at  Sandon last week, and was buried there  by the miner's union, of which he was a  member. This is the second death at  Sandon from this dread complaint within  a month. In addition to meeting all the  expense in connection with the illness  and death of the brother, the union has  raised a purse to give to Mrs. Kennedy  .on her departure for Edmonton.  The sudden death of the infant child  of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Carey occurred  at Silverton on Tuesday. Mrs. Carey  returned on Monday from Spokane  where she had been attending an operation performed on the limbs of their  little boy. The baby contracted a  severe cold en route, which was the  cause of its untimely end The remains  of the little one wore brought to New  Denver for burial Wednesday afternoon.  The Whitewater 'shipped S3 tons of ore  last week.  Work has been resumed on the Marion group.  The Bosun shipped LOO tons of ore  during May.  A strong miners' union has been organized at Whitewater.  E. Shannon located a claim just below  the Hartney last week.  There is every prospect of a deal being put through on the Neepawa.  G. Carrie's pack animals v. ere taken  down to Ten Mile a fewr days ago.  Seven men are at work on the Noonday,  taking out ore for another shipment.  The force at the Arlington is being  steadily increased.   Per shift, $3.50.  Development ou the Dalhousie, Ten  Mile, is to be commenced in a short  time.  The Merriinac, above the California,  started up their season's operations this  week.  The owners of the Hartney group, on  Silver mountain, have declined a lease  on the property.  All the mines in Ymir camp but that  owned by the Ymir Gold Mines, Ltd, are  working at $3.50 a shift.  Eighteen inches of solid ore was tapped in the No. 2 workings of the Bosun  the day the men walked out.  Only 50 tons came down from the  Payne last week. The Last Chance sent  down 65 tons and the Slocan Star-(i0.      ';  As soon as the roads are in shape all  the on: sacked at the Queen Bess and  Idaho will be brought down and shipped.  Last week's shipments of ore from  Rossland aggregated 30IS tons, bringing the totaffor the year up to 51,077  tons.  Six  men  were  put  to   work  on the  Heather   Belle   group,    adjoining the  Queen Bess,  on   Monday,  at   S3.50 per  shift.  The effort is still being made to get a  combination deal on for "all of the Silver  mountain properties in connection with  the California.  Mr. Koch's instructions from the Enterprise management to clean up and ship  all the ore on the dumps, and the property is being put in shape for extensive  operations.  Three men have been working during the week on tlie Black Cloud, Ten  Mile. They exposed a strong lead,  showing good. ore.  Those participating in the license  scare last week are petitioning the government-for a rebate on the unexpired  portion of their old certificate  It is the same old story. Every letter  that has been received from parties who  have journeyed to fields away from the  Slocan, advise others to stay here. This  is the best camp in the province today.  It i. without frills, but it has the pre-'  cious stuff, and lots of it.  Great activity is noticeable on all  Silver Mountain properties; Small  forces are at work or are preparing for  work on the Marion, Eclipse, Convention, Hartney, Evening Star, Home  Run, Anglo-Saxon, and other later developing properties. The force on the  Mountain Chief has also been increased  to 12 men, and this force is only getting*  things in shape for the real operations  about to begin.  This "labor trouble" is not such an  awful thing after all. A rest will not  injure the miners and when they resume  work the forces will be increased to  make good the decreased output resulting from the close down. Most of the  miners out of work have gone into the  hills for the summer. Others have gone  to Colorado, Montana or Idaho where  $3.50 is paid for 8-hour shifts. Others  have adopted the business policy of renting shacks and are boarding themselves  Although the Cceur d'Alene mines  have been trying for three weeks to get  skilled men at $3.50 a shift oi eight hours  to open the mines, they have not yet  succeeded. There is now talk of sending agents to "outside" camps to get  men Laborers are plentiful, but skilled  men cannot he had at any price. Tlie  mine managers of Idaho will find that it:  is easy to agree to do certain things or  pay certain wages, but it is an entirely  different matter to get ihe men to do the  work. Tf they can find a cam]) outside  of the influences oi the Western Federation of Miners thev might succeed.  COST OI.   W AR._N1_K RIOTS.  O'u-Million   Dollars  Will   Not Cover  Total J-X])��:u_o.  the  I. p to the present time the cost of the  Wardner riot, less than a month ago.  has reached the enormous total of three-  quarters of a million dollars, and the  expenses have just commenced.  The most important item, of course,  was the value of the Bunker Hill plant,  worth $-250,000, ��� which the dynamiters  destroyed. Next to that comes the  charge of 8200,000 loss to the employees  of tlie i .lilwaj*" and smelter companies  through the shutting down of the ore  production of the Cceur d'Alenes because  of the riots.  The miners themselves deprived of  work through the shut down have lost  altogether fully 81*25,000 in wages otherwise earned.  The expense borne by the federal  government in sending in troops is estimated by military authorities at $60,-  000. Soldiers were sent from Spokane,  Boise, Walla Walla, Vancouver, Cheyenne, Salt Lake, Helena, and Fort Robinson, Neb. The expenses borne by the  state alone thus far have reached"over  830,000.  To defend the union miners under arrest the Western Federation of Miners  has collected a fund of S_0,000, and is  understood to be on the verge of collecting $60,000 more.  To offset that, the miners have contributed to a fund of their own for prosecuting their right in the matter.  One ot the smaller items is that of  pumping* at the Canyon creek mines.  That item has reached over 85,000 in  tw_> weeks, the properties having been  closed'down on iVIay 18!  It costs the Tiger-Poorman 8250 a day  to maintain its pumps. After the riots  of 1S92, when the mine filled with water, the cost of pumping it dry was  8.5.000, and it took between seven and  eight months  Immense as are the charges already  accrued, they will be added to greatly  by the costs of tlie coming trials and the  maintenance of martial law, and it will  be impossible at best to repair the loss  for anything like 81,000,000.  0THSIDESAREFIRM  CM  ���SS  THK ---NJ-RS'  VIEW or IT  "I have no  hesitation  in saying the  Nelson and Slocan  miners' unions will i  not accept the reduced scale of wages,  of $3 for the new eight hour shift, offer,  ed by the mine owners,"  Thus said James Wilkes, traveling  organizer of the Western Federation of  Miners :or Britisli Columbia and the  state of Washington.    "And the result  will be a lockout or strike, as you have  a mind to call it."  Such was his terse reply to the  Spokesman-Review Sandon correspondent's inquiry for some definite statement  as to what the miners' unions were going to do. It was given just previous  to the organizer leaving on the noon  train for Whitewater, where he went to  form another union. He had good ma,  terial to work with, as that camp had  about200 miners, who met Mr. Wilkes  ancl discussed the situation, and afterward perfected the organization of a  union.  That morning Mr. Wilkes was a very  busy personage at the local union club  rooms, attending* to an accumulation of  correspondence and receiving the reports of the local officers. He cordially  received the correspondent and talked  freely on the subject of the eight-hour  law,"saying: *'i am inclined to think  that the public mind is possessed of an  exaggerated idea of the seriousness of  the present situation. My impression  is that there will be no trouble in any  part of the province, excepting possibly  Nelson and Slocan districts, and in the  latter many mines will be shut down for  a few weeks, as they usually do at this  season of the year, owing to difficulty  encountered bv reason of surface water  rex.  in connection with the eight hour law."  The strength of the unions is rough lv,  as follows: Rossland, 1.000; Ymh\ 100;  Nelson, 260; Sandon and Silverton combined nearly 500; and the new union at  Whitewater about 100. ���<  NOT TO FIGHT THK UNIONS.'  1.f-Ginty Got Ton Days.  John McGimy, of Sandon. charged at  the Nelson assizes last week, with unlawful assembly in connection with the  anti Chinese outbreak in the Slocan,  was arraigned and pleaded guilty. The  court then sentenced him to ten days'  imprisonment at hard labor. He wa.s  considered a. minor offender, but by his  mistake in not taking speedy trial, he  will receive four times the punishment  of Williams.  Weils Retain.. His Scat.  The Northeast Kootenay election case  came to an inglorious end at Victoria  last week. When the case was called,  T. M. Miller, who appeared for the petitioner Patinore, stated that he offered  no evidence The petition was therefore dismissed, with costs to be paid out  of the deposit paid into court.  HUKDRKI) DOLLARS   111. .V.VT.IV.  Three shifts are being worked on the  Malison, the property lately purchased  by eastern parties, and situated above  Sandon, at $3.50 per shift.  Mr. Bloom has taken a large quantity  of supplies to the Jeannette/ on Wilson  creek, and will develop the property  extensively this summer.  Italians are said to be taking the  places of the skilled miners on the properties owned by the Duncan Mines, on  Eagle creek, six miles from Nelson.  A 15-foot tunnel has been driven on  the Queen Fraction. The ledge is looking encouraging. Galena is encountered  regularly and it is of much better grade.  Ground sluicing on the Willard claim,  Alpha mountain, has exposed a fine  body of clean ore, similar in character to  that found on the Lone Star.  Six men were put to work in the No. 8  tunnel of the Noble Five, at $3.50 for 8  hours, a lew days ago. This is one of  the properties that signed the mine owners agreement.  An expert acting for the Standard  Oil Co. recently examined the Galena  Farm. He sent in his report, but it is  not probable anything will be done until the strike is over.  6a    ��_  Cock-sure" ones  before lakiiur.  I will pay 8100 reward for the recovery  of the body of my son. Fred V> Jeffery,  drowned in Slocan hike, April lOrh.  Capr. W. L. Ji.itkkv.  Contrary to the report sent out from  Silverton that the Vancouver mine was  to continue paying the old scale of  wages, all the. miners employed there  came down the hill on Sunday.  Woi k on the now bunkhouse and other  buildings to be erected at the Payne  mine, is going steadily forwaid. Excavating was started on Saturday and it is  intended to have the buildings finished  in one month.  The shipment of ore from the Capella  group, taken out in the course of development work on the Turns claim, was i  not made last week. It amounts to 90  sacks and was packed to the wharf Monday and Tuesday.  Work on tin: Neglected has been  stopped for a few days. The tunne! is  in SO feet and the showing of clean ore  in the face, is very satisfactory, running  along the hangingwall from one to four  inches in thickness. Work will be resumed the latter part of this week.  Fifteen men were taken to Ten Mile  on Saturday by W. C. E. Koch to lo;id  the Enterprise ore that is in the bunkers at the wharf onto freight 'cars.  That at the mine will also be .shipped.  Monday nig'ht 14 cars had been sent  Saturday afternoon Si 1 verton'saggregation of football players, sports and  rooters chartered the  ss. Slocan from Silverton to New Denver, at 15c a chart,  and got the right of  way over the Lake  Shore toepath. and  came triumphantly  to New Denver fully-  intent upon carrying away with them  at least a dozen scalps of as many football players. They knew exactly how  they were going  to do   it.    It wasn't  possible foi them to be mistaken And,  odd as it may seem after undergoing  the drainage"process of a few weeks  ago, they brought money with them,  so they said, to bet that a clean spot  would' be put upon the bosom of mother  earth with the New Denver lads by the  short-pantted enthusiasts from Four  Mile.  was  I'or  shared by the  in  the absence  Denver Imy.--���..  I' 'lieir nic'licine  Before taking.  Their confidence  New Denver boys  ���of McCrae. Twigg-.  Smail. l.rindlo,"W.  Thompson, Woolie  and Cun ie of the  regular team, they  did not think they  could put up any  kind of a game  and had no hope of  winning. But the  scratch tea in. admittedly  weak  as  it was, was too much for the loudly  advertised invincibles from Silverton.  and in spite of the heroic efforts of the  visiting- rooters, who, by the way, were  in excellent trim for the occasion, the  i Silverton team walked home, in a sorely  i depressed condition, loser., of the game  by'a score of 8 to o  But   they  didn't���no,    they  didn't���  crawfish     They  played   bard   and fast  and   furious,  and   undoubtedly  would  lum: had the game   with   ease if Gibbs  and Byrnes and 'the  Prophet' Clcverly  had allowed  them   to put  the   ball between   the   sticks      It was  casv to see that's what they  wauled   to   do.      A   novice  could have, told that,  to see  goal it was  sent   back   over the field  again     Considering the fact, that the  Silverton boys are pretty good fellows  aside from ' their proclivities in the opposite direction, it did not seem right���  really   now,   it  didn't���to    stop   them  always so  close to  the scoring point.  If the example of Jim Bowes were followed���and everybody knows Jim is a  fine fellow���the home boys might have  been obliging enough as to permit the  visitors to  bunt the ball through just  once to see how it felt, and not force  them to "'hit the trail" with a goose egg-  dangling from behind.   But  that's the different way they  have of   playing   the game  All temperaments are different  and all football games are not  played the same.     And Si 1 -  verton's rooters are obliging*  fellows, too.    When thehome  crowd were too sick to root at  the commencement of fun the Home din-  visitors filled the bill to per- tain. .after  fection.   This lasted during     iakl"K  the first half.    When the home crowd  got rooting wind ancl began in calliopial  style the Silverton crowd never said a  word.    Their throats became non-workable, and when the game  was over it  was inspiring to see  with   what grace  and fortitude they shouldered their defeat and trudged homeward.  The Silverton players were positioned  like this: Forwards, A  Lade. Alaiheson, Barclay, Walker: j  half-backs, Lighthall, McNaught, Wat- j  son; back, Malloy, Finlay; goal, Bowes, j  The New Denver team was'niade up as i  fellows: Forwards, Geo. Davis, Owens. I  West: Minto, Lind; half-backs. .le-j  Donald, ?dorris Davis. Black; backs,'  Byrnes, Gibbs; goal. Cleverly. !  The game was nicely played, but out-j  side of the excellent work around thej  goal by Byrnes, Gibbs ami Cleverly, the ;  clever work of West  in  center, and the;  Hooding the inner workings.  "The proposition of the miners of  Nelson and the Slocan to reduce the  wages to 83 per clay is, in iny opinion, a  most unreasonable one, for the reason  that it is admitted that rh*-, men will accomplish more in proportion to the  hours worked in an eight-hour day than  they will in a ten-hour day. It is also a  well-known tact that out of ten hours  the men were required to stay in the  mines in the past, probably less than  nine hours were actually consumed in  labor. This applies particularly to Nel  son and Slocan, where it is alf practically manual labor, very few machines  being used.  "Further, the eight hour work day  will only reduce the working hours of  any mine working two shifts from 19 to  10 hours���because under the ten hour  system, night shifts were required to  work only"nine hours���instead of from  20 to 16 hours, as is most generally supposed. ���  "Keeping these well known and admitted facts always in mind, is it not  fair and reasonable to suppose that  equally g'ood results can be obtained  under the eight hour system of the future as was ever accomplished in the  past by the ten hour system ? Why is  it that coal miners only work eight  hours in the province? Because, as  their mangers Avill tell you, better and  more satisfactory results can be secured by the eig'ht hour sytem than by the  ten."  "Apart from this, assuming for the  purpose of dicussion, the mine owners  would suffer a slight loss as a result of  the initiation of the reform, I am unwilling to admit that the mines of the  district, presumably the richest silver-  lead producers of the world, are oper- J  ateel at such a small  margin of profit j  that a very material reduction in wages j  is necessitated.    It is a  significant fact  that the entire opposition"to the eight  hour movement comes from  the. communities that have  not given the principle a fair trial, and on the other hand  those that instantly  complied with the  law have not, at least to my knowledge,  McDonald, j made, any expression of  dissatisfaction  at the results achieved: and in conjunction with this,  the  fact   that  the   War  Eagle   mine   at   Rossland, one   of the.  largest employers of labor, managed by  ���LB  Hastings, known   throughout the  west   as   a   prominent  and   successful  mining man. has adopted the eight-hour  principle of their own accord,more than  twelve mouths before the law compeled  them to,do so,is the strongest argument  I can submit in  support, of our eouteit-  That the mine owners of the silver-  lead properties of British Columbia are  an organization is not generally known,  though the miners' unions are of the  opinion that the organization known'as.'  the Silver-Lead Mine Owners of British  Columbia, that was perfected May 8,  was formed to antagonize their unions  in the matter of reduced wages and to  fight them on general principles. This  opinion is wrong in every sense of the  word,as a careful reading of the articles  of association and bylaws that have  been issued will show".  The Silver-Lead Mines Association of  British Columbia wa.s formed mainly  "to foster the interests of the mining industry of British Columbia, and more,  especially to advance and protect the  interests of the silver-lead producing  mines." Not one word is said in opposition to the miners' union, either directly or indirectly, or with regard to  any scale of wages to be paid to the  employees of the mine owners represented in the association. Sandon is  named as the head office: only the mine  owners or the active managers will be  eligible to membership. The membership fee is S25. The raising of audi-,  tionai funds that may be needed for  carrying on the affairs is provided for  in a bylaw- which allows a monthly assessment of from one-quarter to "one-  half of one per cent of the monthly payroll, and from one-tenth to one-fifth of  one per cent of the monthly smelter returns.  II. B. Alexander, of Sandon, has been  elected president, and F. A. Wood the  treasurer. A vice president each was  elected from Nelson, Kaslo,Slocan lake,  East Kootenay, Lardo, Ainsworth ancl  two from the Slocan district. The executive committee is composed of J. M.  Harris, A. W. Wrig-hfc, G. Noel Brown,  George Hughes, B. C. Riblet,B.J.Perry,  and P. J. Hickey. There are 27 mining  companies represented in this new association.        .  Nelson Custom  Ketiiriis.  Collector Johnstone of the port of Nelson gives out the following figures of  the business transacted through the office for the month terminating on May  31st:���  Im ports��� Value  Dutiable proorts  4-1,517 oo  Free goods      7,024 00  Total  --.141 00  Duty collected s 14,1(14 03  Exports��� Value  Coke (270 tons) $   1,314 00  Lead bullion    S7,6fi- 00  Copper bullion ..:    33.78- 00  Gold bullion       2O,8G0 oo  Total for the mines -l.-,ii_.. oo  The forest        400 00  Animals and their produce  25 00  Manufactures        GM 0o  Total .144,703 00  Ten Mile Looking Vp.  The outlook on Ten Mile has materially improved of late, and were the  labor question settled, genuine prosperity would ensue.    Assessment work is  being done onanumber of claims, while  improved showings are reported on the  Mabou, Ohio ancl VVestmount. On Saturday the creek was invaded by a big  outfit of men, sent down from New  Denver by W. Koch. They are shipping t'ui 900 tons of Enterprise ore lying in the bunkers at the, wharf. Besides that, what ore is lying in the bins  at the mine is to be hauled down and  shipped. The. company will net over  ���S50.00U from this ore F.vert'hing is to  be put in shape at the Enterprise so that  a large force of men may be put lo work  when the word is g-iven.  *.er.srus<iH-Gilli>  Silverton   backs,  of  mon: than or-  liow  thev   were  is, 13 vi  v seemed  desperately  m earnest  hit  Messrs.  lies and Cle'ver-  either  to niisiin-  to Nelson, aggregating* 280.cons!'   'It is.  Vi-itinir.Op- ,  tain   hoine-   Gib  war.l   li'iiin.!."  AfU_f tnlvlnff. ,l,,,.st.11|(I     tl-,,,-,.     U|0tjV(.     01.  care very   iir;!e I'or   it,  for  every lime  .tho-.ttti'lbuiatflv ch>,.-.to rhe New Di-mver'  heavy kicking by tlv  there was no playing  dinary merit.  J Brandon of Silverton. refereed tlu:  game to the, entire satisfaction of both  sides. His decisions were always fair  and impartial  A return game will be played at. Silverton when that learn is ready. Slocan  City played there last Sunday, winning  by a score of 2 to 1. The New Denver  boys will not play a Sunday game, and  the return game will come off the  coming Saturday.  The Slocan City- footballers carried  home with tlie.n-i" from Siive.f"!! a nice  roll of "pin ���ino'uey!.' as a result of the  "���ame there Sundav.  tion.  **l also believe that  position to this reform  pie who do more mining  than pick and drill,and i  h  considerable op-  comes from 1'ie.o-  wich rhe  pen  ; in .ionic cases  political bias and prejudice.  fippO-  inspired by ,  It is .surprising to think so nine]  sition should be forthcoming to a reform  which means so much to the improvement of the laborers of this province  without a corresponding loss to their  employers.  "In'my opinion S3.50. per day is not.  too much pay for good miners in this  country. Neither do ! think that good  miners w-ill work for less.''  Asked if James 12. Sovereign, the  noted labor leader, would come here to  belli the local unions, he replied: "T do  not think it is likelv   he  wilt'-come here  The marriage of Miss Blanche Gillis to  Alex. Ferguson was happily .solemnized  at 0 o'clock Wednesday morning' at the  home of the bride's parents. Rev. Cleland officiating. A larg'o number of  the. friends of the happy couple gathered  to witness the, ccreinoney.. alter 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 Spokane and  Kootenay points. They will return to  New Denver and will make this their  home.             If this delightful June, weather continues we may gamble on having a  foot of snow to go' Fourth-of-Julying in. THE LEDGE, NEW DJ__NVER, B.C., JUNE 8, 1899.  Sixth Year  The LEDGE.  Published every Thursday.  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  ��� SUBSCRIPTION RATES:'   ,  Three months   Six'        "   Twelve  " .      ..; ���   Three years   Transient Advertising-, 2b cent, per line first in  sertion. 10 cent, per line sub-equcnt insertions  nonpareil measurement.  1.2..  _.00  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespon dence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communication, upon live topics  always acceptable. Write ou 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 in tins square  indicates that your subscription is due. and that the editor  wishes oi__e again to look at.  your collateral.  fBURSDAT,   JUNE'S. 1899,  did not meet with the same opposition.  The mine owners have taken the  stand that they are the people to be  benefitted by the law's operation, not  the laboring miners. It is a question  for the laboring men and business  men to decide. The mine owners  have made a. law of their own, but  they find no way of enforcing it. It  is one thing to say that men shall receive S3 a clay, but it is another thing  to make them work for it.  WHAT    IS    THE   1,A1V  COT.NTTI-Y    t'_*S_I>"I>    TfH.    MHS.  The'labor situation has not presented any new feature since the 1st  ofthe month. On that date the mine  managers reduced the wage scale to  underground 'men to 83 per shift.  The men gave up their situations and  came down the hill, since which time  none of the mines have been able to  get men at the reduced scale. The  mines are open, but they are not producing. Outside work is going ahead  upon most of them, but thei men em-  pl-yed at this work are ready to quit  when the miners ask them to. Thus  far the strike has not produced any  ill feeling between the miners and  operators, and indications now point  to a peaceful solution of the difficulty.  The men-have won much by their  quiet and gentlemanly demeanor and  their systematic -working*. It is to be  hoped they will overcome all rabid  and cantankerous agitators, and proceed in their fight for what they hold  to be justice in the quiet way that  has characterized their opening.  It one thing has been, brought out  more prominently   than another it is  the assurance that the whole country  is behind the miners.   Everybody in  the mining region is dependent upon  the miners' success in  some measure  and the sympathies of the people are  vith them.   , It is too early  yet to  predict how the trouble  will  be settled, but the fact is indisputable that  the mine managers will find that this  is the worst time of the year for them  to succeed and the most favorable for  the miners.   They will find, too, that  when there is so much other work  going on in the Kootenays. and $2.50  and $3 per day is paid for laborers,  men will not go into the  mines and  pound the drill in the dark and damp  dungeons for the same money.    They  will find, too,  that the average citizen of this grand and glorious silvery  Slocan looks with more favor upon  the man  who earns and spends his  money here  with us than upon the  shareholder basking in the sunshine  of some foreign clime and having a  good time with his many  thousands  extracted from these mines by*- the  very men whose wages they would  now reduce.  The miners and the citizens of the  Slocan camps recognize to the fullest  degree the importance of encouraging  capital to come into the camp. No  one would complain to capital if one  thousand dollars were taken out for  every dollar invested. But when  an effort is made to cheapen the mines  by lowering wages to a scale lower  than in any camp in the west, the  men of the Slocan by whose labors  the mines were brought before the  world do and will object. If the  mines of the Slocan are not rich  enough to pay the scale of wages that  is in vogue in other eight-hour camps  then let them be closed and closed tor  ever. A $3 scale may be adopted in  this camp at some future day when  the cost of living is lowered, but it is  not reasonable to ask for such a reduction now when the cost of living  is so great. It is contended by the  mine managers that they cannot reduce the charge ol'$l a day for board  to their men since it costs nearly that  in their own boarding houses. For  the sake of argument let us grant  this.    Now if it costs these big mines  All holders of free miner's certificates who took the precaution to get  a new  license dating from the first  day   of  June,   thereby . quieted  all  doubts,     within      themselves    and  made    themselves    doubly    secure  against   any   possible   complications  that might arise some day in the distant   future   through   the    vaguely  worded clause  in  the new law  re  lating to the  subject,     There is always the possibility  of any  law be  ing construed  differently from what  'its framers intended,   ancl anybody  is at liberty to accept or not to accept the  laws as  laid down  by the  government so long as they pay for  that privilege.     It is  true  that  all  questions in court are decided by the  construction that is put upon the law  by the judge  hearing the case, but  in the absence of the supreme court's  decision upon  the question at issue  the order of the Minister of Mines will  ���yovern  all free  miner's certificates  issued or to be issued.    The following  order was issued by the Minister of  _i.iii<j,s two months ago:  "Notice is hereby given that an  individual free miner's certificate  taken out or renewed before the 1st  May, 1899, is valid for one or more  years from the date of issue. An individual free miner's certificate taken  out or renewed after the 1st May,  1899, and before the 31st May, 1899,  will be valid only until such 31st  May. The fee for such certificate for  such fractional p'*rt of the year will  be, prorata, proportionate to the, fee  for the entire year. A further free  miner's certificate may be taken oat,  dating from the. 31st May, at midnight, 1899, and valid for one or  more years from that date. A table  will be distributed showing the proportionate rate to be charged for free  miner's certificates which are issued  covering only a portion of the year."  salute, which was answered by the  American naval reserves with a howitzer.  The programme, included all kinds of  athletic sports, rowing and .yacht races  between British and American sailors,  cricket match, horse races, etc  ,   A grand banquet was given on  the |  palatial  steamer   Margaret, at   anchor J  near the British ships. I  Distinguished men from all parts of j  the country responded to,the toasts.  Captain Burr, of H. M. S. Intrepid, responded to the toast of "Her Majesty,"  and Hon. M. B. Macfarland, collector of  the port of Tampa, to that of "The  President."  Hon. S. S. MeLendon, of Georgia,the  foastmaster,   in   his   opening address,\  said in part: "England and America, i ^  mother and child, once estranged but'  always of one blood, now happily closer  together than for a century, are jointly  responsible to God and humanity for  what shall be written in English.    Paul  may plant and  Apollo may water,  bnt  God giveth the increase.    In eailing,no  doubt   under   divine   inspiration, that  great peace congress now in session,the  czar of al! the Russias is.  plucking the  I fruit from the tree planted by Enii'iani'  and America.    To  establish a brother,  hood of sovereign  states, based  on law  air*   consecrated  to  peace, is  to brim.  human affairs into line with direct will.  The world   is   not   yet   ready for this  thought, but England and A-in erica are  The sweet blessings of liberty have been  our   portion.     The   Eii.o-li.sh-speakin^  people  will   give   to   future   ages the  world's highest, best and most enduring  civilization. ���  "Such celebrations as this are more  significant than.we know. Every society, every citizen, who contributes to  the spreading of the holy spirit of the  brotherhood of man is doing God's service. Two years ago Her Gracious  Majesty's birthday was celebrated here  at Port Tampa. What history has been  written since that celebration one year  ago, when Her Majesty's government  whispered to the. world that blood is  thicker than water! What a thrill of  joy swept'over the American continent!  With increased pride in our kinship,  with deepest gratitude for brotherly  and invaluable svmpathy, we come  again to celebrate the birthday of her  who is the world's greatest woinan and  the world's greatest ruler. To the  Eng-lish prayer, 'God Save the Queen,'  America'adds, 'God Bless the Queen.' ''  Wanted t<> Got iii<��� News.  l_-i_filn_i-lnil-i T_ -ir!-_'_i'liF>,'''*-'fc'*',M>~''B>-"--0f-"'gv' *���   iiT__-l__l  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund ��� : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     981,328.04  HEAD    OFFICE,    MOXTEEAL.  Kt. Eos. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rostal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. 6. A. Drummond, Vice President,  .__.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the united States.  Finances of the Dominion for the  eleven months to the end of May  show a betterment over the same  period of last year of $3,185,000. The  total receipts were $41,206,000 as  against $36,503,000, leaving a stir  nlus of ��5,533,000, but there was an  increas- in expenditure of $2,347,000,  which leaves a net surplus of three  and a quarter millions.  CANADA'S ADVANCE.  A young man with a monster bouquet  of vi'ilets in the lapol of his light overcoat rushed up to the hotel newstand  and exclaimed:  "Give me copies of all the morning  I want to read about it."  a c-  Imlicut-rl l>y  tius-  Iiici'-iised Railway  ��� 100 Hour Service.  -'sicili-  Sunday, June 18th, 1S99, should become a. memorable day in Vancouver.  At 1:15 on that day the first regular  train, that Avi 11 bring the British Columbian Terminal City and London,  England, within ten days' reach of each  other, will steam out, eastbound, from  beneath the handsome pile that is now  being erected as the new C.P.R. terminal buildings.  The new trains will be designated as  "The Imperial Limited," in addition to  the official numbers 1 and 2. Going  east the  first   Imperial   Limited   will  leave Vancouver at .1:15 in the afternoon, arriving at Toronto at 2:30 p.m  on the fourth day, and Montreal at 6:30  p.m. Westbound the first of these trains  leaves Toronto at 1:20 p.m. and arrives  at Vancouver at 1:15 on the fourth day  out.  C.P.R,. Puget Sound passengers will  also enjoy the fast service, the east-  bound leaving Seattle at 8:45 a.m., and  reaching Montreal the fourth day; and  leaving'Montreal 9:35 a.m., arriving at  Seattle 4:20 p.m. the fourth day.  The connection between Vancouver  and Victoria will also be improved and  the tt-day per week service will be substituted by a 7-day per week steamer  connection and thus avoid the trouble  of making connection on Monday via  the lloyal City.  It is also understood that the through  passengers will have, the  option of  go-  Crow's  Nest, branch or  the  papers  "Yes, sir.    All of them  has full  counts of the election. '  "I don't care about the election  want to read about the wedding."  "Was there a wedding yesterday?"  asked the boy in charge, who has freckles and a turned up nose, and didn't  appear to care whether he lost his place  or not.  "Of course there was."  "Sure?"  "Certainly; 1 was there."  "Was it a" nice wedding?" asked the  boy, who had freckles and a turned up  nose and didn't appear to care whether  he lost his situation or not.  "How do I know? That's what I want  to read about "  "But vou were there."  "Yes," but I do not know who else was  there beyond one or two instances."  "Couldn't you ask questions?"  "No. Everybody was too busy to pay  any attention to me. I tried to elbow  mv wav into the, occasion once or twice,  but it wasn't no use. All that was expected of me was to stand around and  do what I wa.s told, and not to speak  till I was spoken to. I wasn't anybody  of any importance at all. I was merely  the bridegroom."���Washington Star. .  Potatoes for sale. Half a carload, jnst  arrived. Will be sold reasonable. Apply  P. O. Box 39, Slocan City.  Inquiring boy (to his mother)���"Ma  what did the moths eat. before Adam  and Eve wove clothes?"  Wanted.���A firstclass coat and pant  maker at once. Robie, New Denver, B.  C.  SIX GOOD MINERS WANTED  For The Tangier Min.. Albert C.v you. H. C.  F. L, CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  "     SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  Every Friday at Silverton. SANDON, B. C.  ing via tin.  main line-  Fast  trains  will   be operated on the  Crow's Nest between   the Kootenay district and the mainline, having sleeping  cars attached both ways.  This imoroved  service calls to mem-  this, when they buv everything at ai 01T thc vecorcl run established over the  u     ���, .        '        "      ,   ,"    ,        .      i C.P.R.. between   Vancouver and   New  small advance over  wholesale price,   York five ywirs a���.0- when a special  wliat must it cost a miner with a wife! conveyed   mails    between   these,   two  and family to keep, house rent to pav i Pints', over ;.,000 miles apart, in 8. and  ,,_,.' ,      .. ' ! a fraction hours  and clothing to buy?  OITJ-KN'S CKIJ-BItAXIOX   attajiim.  from  All of this cry again t the en  forcement of the 8-hcur law is out of  date. -Tt has been stated that, so far  as the Slocan was concerned, at least,  the law was uncalled for and ill-timed  and this is the general opinion. But  the law is a good one, it is here and  has come to stay, and surely the  people of this rich mineral belt can  accustom themselves to so good a  thing even if it were thrust upon them.  There was never a law passed in the  interest of the working masses that  A despatch from Tampa,Florida,gives  the following interesting account of a  celebration held away down south in  honor of our beloved (.,|ueen:  The celebration of the anniversary of  Queen  Victoria's  birthday at Tampa.  was the most elaborate affair ever held  in that section. Excursion trains were  run from all over the state and the three  neighboring states, bringing immense  crowds of people. The town was profusely decorated, British and American  flags flying side by side from every  point of vantage. At 9 o'clock the British warships Pearl and Intrepid fired a  "Hello, Tom: beet, out fishing  again I see! Say, how is it that  you nearly always catch a good  string when you go fishing? I  hardly ever get any."  "Well, now, Bert; that's easy.  Why I buy my tackle at Nelson's  store and it's always good and  up-to-date, consequently I catch  fish."  "Thanks, very much, for your  tips, Tom: 1 will remember that  in the future."  Tom was quite right. You can  always get the best and latest in  all lines of  toves, Miner's Supplies  Paints, Oils, Glass; &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan Citv, B. C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodation., for a lar^e number of people.     The rooms nro large  .and 'airy, ami tlie billing  Room  i. provided  with evuryMiinp-   in tlie market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Traveler.-.  John Buckie}', Prop-  __v_CcOa,llxi_-_ri cSc Co  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.        Stoves,-Tin .and Granite Ware.  We are handling; all kinds of  Min in g and Sporting- Po wders.    Also J_ lacl _sm ith ?s  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for  Mining* and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City. Proprietors.  Jas. M. Patterson  Dealer in  Stationery  and a complete line of  Has removed from   his  The Slocan News Co  to   next   dooi  building,  to  Nelson's  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: - to .1 p. m.  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  Donaldson's Drug Store,  SANDON.  11. T.TwicKi  X.-.V Deliver. B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion ami Provincial Land Surveyor. .  Civil and .lining En. in.ers.  Bedford. M.Xeil Code.  it-TKaslidrtll & Fauquier, A .yen Is.  G-. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  [-JOWARD WEST,  As-soc. R. S M. London. Knir  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  & ASSAYER.  Eyes tested and glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater,!..  Properties  examined  tendiiiL'  m  and   reported on  iV  purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory. Belle-  vueave. New Denver. BC.  A circus man says giraffes are worth  $7,000 each. No wonder they hold their  head np in the air.  J   H. MILLWARD,  ��� . _VU5������___v_uv___  is  Dalnter  Writer  NEW DENVER.  ftL I* GRIMMETT; L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  What is a hero ?   A man who takes a  cold bath every morning. Sixth Year.  THE LEDG.E, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 8 1899.  HIS XEW BROTHER.  %���  -  Yes, I've got a little brother,  ..ever asked for him from mother,  But he's here;  But I s'pose they went and bought him,  For last week the doctor brought him;  Ain 't it queer V  When I heard the news from Molly,  Why, I thought at tirst 'twas jolly:  'Cause yon see  I just imagined I could get him,  And our dear mamma would let him  Play with me.  But when once I had looked at him  I cried out, "Oh, dear!   Is that him?  Just that miteV  They said.'Yes, and you may kiss him!'  Well, I'm sure I'd never miss him,  He's such a fright!"  He's so small it's just amazing,  And you'd think he was blazing,  He's so red;  And his nose is like a berry.  And he's bald as Uncle Jerry  On his head.  He's no kind, of good whatever.  And he cries as if he'd never,  Sever stop;  Won't sit up���you can't arrange him,  Oil, wliy don't Vuther change him  At the shop?  Now we've got to dress and feed him,  And we really didn't need him.  Little frog!  And I cannot think wliy father  Should have bought him when I'd rather  Have a dug!  ���London Mail.  .MONTANA'S COI'I'KK ICINGS.  YVIitit . .1 ��> Formation of" t Ikj Copjit'i- Trust  Menus   U> (Ik: World.  There is a  strong  feeling ol'  uneasiness in the minds, of many of the people  of Butte in regard to the hig copper  trust which was recently forme.! under  the laws of the state of New".Jersey with  a capital of ��75,000,000.   The storm centre of the trust is in Butte.    Several  of  the biggest  properties have heen gobbled up, and plans are being formulated  for the  acquiring of other large interests���plans which  will  undoubtedly be  consummated".    Hence the strong feeling of uneasiness, as if is feared that in  a few weeks Butte will be at the niercy  largest and most grasping corpor-  o�� t<h<:  aiions in America���the Standard Oil  Company, and its numerous allied interests...  That is why the people of Butte are  wondering "where they are at." Mammoth interests, herebefore held by small  companies or private individuals are  now in tho control of one man. and that  man is Marcus Daly, the avowed enemy of W. A Clark, who has been elected president of the Amalgamated Copper Co. He is not the despot and tyrant his enemies have persistently pictured him, but he possesses such extraordinary power under the new arrangement that even his friends fear him.  And while the feeling of uncertainty  continues, Butte people, and especially  those who fought Daly politically, have  good cause to beappreliensive as to the  future, which, under tho combine, wa.s  so bright. Butte has been remarkably  free from labor troubles of any kind,  and labor there is well paid and well  organized. But there is a predoininat-  tinii* feeling these days that some time  in the future the pleasant feelings between labor and capital will be rudely  disturbed and then the trouble will begin���trouble that will end in untold  misery, and perhaps iii bloodshed. For  t.ie labor unions of Butte will fight to  the last ditch, with perhaps the same  determination and resolve as the union  miners in the Cceur d'Alenes.  Miners now receive S-.50 per day for  shift of eight hours, and richly do they  earn it. At the present time, with copper nearing the' 20-cent line, the companies can make very large profits and  pay good wages,but when copper drops  other things must drop to���that is, it is  not considered likely by souk;, that the  trust will continue to pay S3 50 per day  when they can import men who will be  glad to work for less. Then will come  the struggle between labor and capital, j h,,u.  Various  But on the other hand, Marcus Daly  was interviewed the other day by his  own paper, the Anaconda Standard,and  here is liis vigorous statement: j  "I know  pretty  well  that  there are i  thousands of miners  working in Butte I  who will naturally wonder where theyj  come in under these changes.    I am  willing* to be interviewed accurately on  that score���I can speak without reserve  so far as I am concerned, and I assume  to speak for this  new company.    I wa.s  brought   into    the   or_,*aiii_u.io'i   after  many serious  consultations  with men  who," I am  frank  to say,  placed more  confidence in my ability to manage the  properties .than is justified    Be that as  it may, they all know one thing���while  1 live and manage the properties there  . will be no agitation over miners' wages  at my end ot the line     Wages will   not  be lower than they are today.    If there  is any anxiety  or concern   in Butte on  the score of miners' wage., it will come  from those who keep Butte in a stew; it  will not be the result of anything I say  or do.  "Thave about concluded that I might  as well face the fact that my life work  will continue and end, 1 suppose, in active connection with those mining interests 1 do not mean by what 1 now say  to refer to the future in a careless or irreverent way, but probably I will be in  this work as long as most of the men  wil! who are Butte miners today, and if  doubt.   Development work on its copper mines will be carried on on an immense magnitude.   Shafts will be sunk  toa depth of 4,000 feet, diamond drills  will pierce every foot of ground in  the  district in  search of new ore bodies.  This will make Butte,for a time at least  about the liveliest city in the country.  She has always'been  known  as "the  greatest mining camp in the world."  Now she will doubly discount her former   standing.    Already   this   tide   of  travel is setting in,and men are coming  in from all parts  of the United States.  Inquiries are being received  from  all  parts O-the globe, especially from the  Old Country.   It is better to "make haste  slowly, for nothing is assured as yet. It  is supposition for the most part. "When I  there is a demand  for men the outside  world will soon know it.   Now there is  a man for every job.  There is believed to be sufficient ore  in the mines of Butte to ensure a continuous  output for 5Q years at least.  But each year it is becoming lower in  gracie.    Butte  is essentially a   copper  camp  now.    Its greatest silver mines  are practically  unworked.    If ever silver should rise to paragain,theaverage  imagination cannot picture what Butte  will be.   On silver alone she made her  reputation   as the  wealthiest camp on  record, and with copper interests added  there, is no telling where she would stop.  In -20 ve,ars  of life   as a  copper camp,  Biitte'has produced   ._0O,000,O0o worth  of copper alone,  and her copper properties at the present stock quotations  represent an aggregate capital of &.I.7,-'  UU.,000.    Aiid it nearly all came out of a  very small  belt, not "more than a mile  long and a few hundred feet wide; j  Just now real  estate   values  are iln- j  certiiin, there being no movement what-1  ever.    Many are so uncertain as to the !  future of Butte that  they are trying to  sell hut are unable   to do so.    Building  operations are at a  dead standstill.    In  many places where contracts have been  let, and in  some cases   building commenced, orders have been countermanded for tlie present.  The department store  is one phase of  the trust question   (it  being the orders  of the employees to   buy  ail their supplies.' there,   compulsory,   and   strictly  obeyed,  or instant  dismissal  follows.)  Men'or their wives, who  are known  lo  purchase even  ten  cents' worth of supplies from any other store,are discharged at once.   And spies, it is claimed,are  always on the  lookout  for delinquents.  Everything, from silks to groceries and  meat,., is carried, so  there is no excuse  to go elsewhere.    Another evil effect is  that all   the   small   dealers are being  gradually   frozen   out.   Many   a -man  owes l-is'coinplete ruin to the department store.   On what their employees  alone are forced to buy  there, the big  stores easily make an immense  profit  annually.  . Another result of the trust, of the big  concentration of power, is its possibili-j  ties in a political way. A man who desires any office, if backed by the trust,  would have a walk-over. Even now the  politicians are making* their plans along  that line And impossible as some of  them may appear to an outsider, that  they wil f materialize later on is certain.  Hence there is a great uneasiness among  the politicians who for once do not know  "where they are at." They will soon  find out that thev are at Marcus Daly's  feet.  And perhaps old scores will not be  paid'and old grudges gratified? Any  one who knows Daly knows that he is a  good hater, and possesses a remarkable  memory No Tammany boss ever  wielded the influence that Daly possesses now. lie has 5,000 men employed  in liis mines and smelter, and many  thousands throughout the state, no.  only working on his mining interests,  but in his hundreds of other projects.  Ancl now as president of the big copper  trust, his sway will be absolute. The  czar of all the l-.us.sias cannot be more  absolute.   DYING NATIONS.  ands are growing very old. Sooner or  later we may feel the weakness of age.  and be no longer able to fight for our  possessions; our colonies may cut adrift  from us; the conquered countries like  India may revolt If all this should  happen, as politicians of a pessimistic  temperament are already predicting, it  wouid only be a question of history repeating itself.  How long v. ill that be? Well, Home  rose in 400 years, as we did. and took  1,000 years to decline. Our einnire is  infinitely greater, stronger, and loval  than the. Roman.,  Suppose we say 1500 years before the  Little England partv wins a general  election, ancl Little England is a second  class power, as'she was in the davs of  Henery VIII.���London Daiiv Mail.  J. K. CLARK  MINING  ENGSNEE  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS,  Eureka No.  8 Lol -281,   Mineral Hill Lot __S.. I  Mineral Claims.  of  ' 'PAKE NOTICE that   I.  Rob-r  jl    ;i._cii! for tlie War  En^h- On  Reports made on  Mining Properties  in any section of Kootenay.  Scot-h from Tipperary.  SANDON,.  B.  O.  Situated   in   the Slocan  Mininc Division  West Kootenay District.     Where locir't. 1:  On north side of Sandon  Creek, opposite SI -  c-iii Siar mine, one mile east of Sandon. li. C.  rt E. .1'aimer.  .-..���- .... iisolidaied Min-  . ins: and Development Co., Ltd. free miner's  j C .f. No. 13171A, intend, sixty days irom the dale  hereof, to apply to the Minhifr Recorder for certificates of improvements for  the purpose of obfainini; crown granr. of tlie  above claims.  And fiii-'.ljer take notice lhat action under .see  lion 87must be 'commenced before tin- issuance  of such certificate... of improvements.   .  Dated this 1st, dav of .Time, 18:t:-<.  .IPel' " R. E. PALMER,  And soo line,  For those who want the  EASTSJEgrWEST  To any point- in United St:  less or Canada  Tyro, Tyro-Fraction aiul   lioalswaii  Fraction .Mineral   Claim.  T,  ourisi, Curs pass Revelstoke daily for St. P.;  Thursdays   for    .Montreal    and   Boston:  Tuesday.': a.nd Saturdays for Toronto.  First-class :  The local or national titles attributed  to Britisli regiments are not much guide  to their actual composition. This -was  illustrated the other day by a speaker  in the house of commons in the following'anecdote:���'  When Lord Spencer was lord lieutenant of Ireland he inspected' the Scots  Greys in Phoenix Park. He stopped  before the tallest man in the regiment  and said:  "My o'ood man, what nationality do  you lieloiig to."  "Scotch, your hanner," was the reply  giv-Mi.  Lord Spencer further asked.' "What  pari nf Scotland do you come from."  "Tipperary.'' was 'the- answer.  Don't linger at the bottom of the  tier.    Either go up or down.  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON. ......  R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor,  DR. MILLOY,  : Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  J Kootenay District. Where loeuti.I: About  i one and one-half miles south of New Denver.  ' 'PAKE NOTICE that I, W. S. Drewry aetiiif. as  ! I iifrenr for the Northwest Mining .Syndicate  : Ltd, Free .Miner's Certificate No. o_i'7i;A., inn-mi  ' sixty daysfrom the date hereof to apply to th .  ; NI iiiin.c Kecorder for Certificates of improv.  : iiientsfortlieimrpo.se of obtaining Crown .urnni..  I of the above claims.  And lutiher lake notice that action under soc-.-  ' lion :J7 must: be commenced before the issuance of  such i-ertilicatc. of imoroveiiieiif.s.  Dated this li'tli 'lay of May, 1 ...li.  | uiyj- .    AV. S. DRKWKY.  Jeeperon all .Main Dine Train. .  Tickets issued ami l.a^aye checked todestin  at ion.    No Cu-toms Difficulties.  I CoXXKO'TIOXf-  Revelstoke and in.'iin line jK.iints.   .  8:-l;,k Daily: lv���DenverC. .-.id I n_-~ ar: Daily.-15 -0k  8::J-Ic ex.Sundlv N. Denver J;d_: ar ex. Sim.) .:00k  .NR1..SOX, THAU.. KOSSLANli, Iv'IV.  0:50k e.\\ Sun: lv N. Denver Ld._: are...Sun U.OOk  -In,j��*s| ic and I'm-xpccted -Hin_.il Claims  luu-  !iou   liy ad-  I.ooins in Virginia 1.1k,   Sandon.  Division   nf  located:   On  lllv,  The  iforiT  NELSON, B.C.  Nakusp,  I.' o  ���e mil,:,i 's cer-  I'Y.in.-li. free  intend,   sixty  to   apply   to   the  certificates    cf     jm-  O'.Vll  in under seethe issuance  Wholesale  ers i:  Is a. comfortable hotel for travellers  .   to stop at.  Mrs.'McDougald.'  Write for Prices..  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  Will find the  Arlington |4otel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Si..,can City.  GETHING ic HENDERSON. Proprietors.  Situate    in    the    Slocan     Miiiiii,_'  West Kootenay District.    Where  Payne Mountain, near Sandon  'PA lv l_ NOTICE   that   I    Fniicis  1     ng-i-nl I'or Frank H. I'oiinie. fn..  titieaie No    pis_.    A,  ami Churl*  miner's    certificate    No.    ]_i...  day;'   f:',i:n    Pie dab'    hereof  .Min in;.!     K"conlcr'���  /j  provemciits . ,r the purp-'se >,f   obtaining Or  grants of the above claims.  And fiirlln.'i' iake notice  that jicl'-i'  tion a7 must lie commenced  before  of such certificates of 'improvements.  ���Dated this 1st dav of _Iav. ISOO.  my I '   FRANCIS .1. O'REIDLY.  -Holiday,  -toiul-iy  -'"Yactioiial,   Sunshine  tvusii, (''.actional, Yukiiiri, Oregon  tun! ..line Miiifra!  C']:iini_.  Situate in Pie Slocan Minim; Division of West:  Kootenay District. Where located: At  the head of H'ow..on Creek.  'PAKE NOTICE (bat I, William S. Drewry, u ct-  .1 iiifr l's atreiit for .the Sunshine Miviinij Com-  pnii',\ I-eiifefL Free-. .Min, r\s certificate  N'o.'U'.'iTl A. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to ai'plr to the' Mining Kecorder for  certiiieates of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown jrrant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice lhat action under Sec.  ." must he commenced before the issuance of such  certificates of iinprovenieiils.  Dated this 31st day of October, 189,8.  W. S. DREWKV  Ascertain rates and  full   inforrr_.-it  dressing nea;'<-si local ajtent or ���  G. I'J. OAHK'ETT, A^eut New Denver.  XV. F.  Anderson,  Tray.   Pass.   Ap-i.. Nelson.  E. ���). Ooyle, DiM. Pa...*. ..��!.. Vancouver.  How in >:el there is via   C. P. liy & Soo pine.  SYSTEiM.  NEi.SONjfci.Viirrf.HE  PED MOPXTATX  PPARDCO.  KV CO,  The all rail and direct route  between   the   Kootenay  ..District and..  AH British Columbia Ponts"  Pacific Coast Points  Puo'Ct Hound Points   ,  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  FEED J. SftUIHE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of guitinsfs and  Trouserino's al,ways on hand.  Havana  Mineral Claim.  J. E. Angrignon  Tho Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block,  New Denver, B.C.  Situate in the Slocan Mining- Division of West,  Kootenay   District.      Where located: Ou  North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about one  and one-half miles from Three Forks, 13. C.  TAKE NOTICE that I. E. M. Sandilands. F. JI.  I ' O. No. 1113-A, ayent for Henrietta Gintzbur-  ;_er..F.M.C.No. 3_i)li. intend,(if) days from the date  hereof, to apply to the _iliniii.tr Ri^corder for a  Certilicate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining-a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section  .'17,  must  be   commence- before the  issuance of such certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this -ith day of March, 189-.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. ... R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. m.  ADMINISTRATION   NOTICIi  rTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons  lidding- claims against the estate of Frederick B. Jeffery. bile of New Denver, B. C, tinner and plumber, deceased, are wiyuested to send  the same to Wm. Lowe Jefferv, at the store and  residence of the late Frederick 13. Jeil'erjr, New  Denver, B. C , on or before the lSlh day of June,  181)11, and all parties indebted to the estate of the  late Frederick B. Jeffery aie requested to call  and settle the same on or before said date.  Dated, May 29th. 181)3.  WM. LOWE JEFFERY. Administrator.  -laps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting'line Ticket ag-ente  C. G. DIXON. G. P. & T. A.  Spokane. Wash  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Eailway,  International Navigation &  Trading  Company,  NOTICE  OK     ADMIN'.STKATOKS  OK iii) I TORS.  TO  Kinpires  are  Climate.  AileettMl   by  tlie rule about wages which I have, just  A nation only lives a few thousand  years. Look at the great nations of  4,000 years ago. Egypt,Yucatan, Peru,  Mexico,Assyria are all dead and buried.  China is onlv staving* alive to save t'un-  eral expenses.   .  The next generation of nations included Rome and Greece, and these are  like galvanized ghosts. Tlie third generation, the Turks, Spaniards, Moors,  Moguls, Dutch, and Scandinavians, are  alive, but have lost their once great  powei*  From this yon will see that the nations in the hot countries die, and stay  dead. The nations in the cold countries  rise, become great, fall, lose their outlying dominions,yet remain alive. That  is because the land does not lapse into  jungle like, Ceylon and Yucatan, or  change into desert like Assyria and  Egypt, but remains fertile, providing  plenty of food.  Now to apply these facts. Great Britain, the United States, Russia, and  Germany are gaining in population,!  wealth and power: but the British empire is extending more rapidly than  any one of them/ Compare' her with  France, for instance A couple of centuries ago, when France owned most of  Xorth  America, and   was   founding' a  laid down   as  my  guide  doesn't sound I vast empire iu India,  Paris was bigger  quite as wise or as  learned as what the | than London and was the capital of the  newspapers have, been saying* about political economy and  production and the  like, I. feel, just the same, that it is a  pretty g-ood rule, if these Butte pro-  port ies cannot afford the present wag-e  scale, then the whole business is a hopeless mistake���and I really don't think it  is.  The properties  included in the great  trust   at   present   are   tlie   Anaconda.  Washoe,   Parrot   and   Colorado.    The  Boston   &   Montana   and the Butte  &  Boston will g'o   into  the second section  of the. trust, but  United  States .Senator  W. A. Clark and  F.Aug.  Heinze  cannot be induced by any consideration to j  enter   the   copper   combine       Clark's !  holdings in copper  properties  in Butte j  are not so very  extensive, but with his I  immense Arizona properties which give  liiui a   fabulous  income,   he could  undoubtedly will block the plans o  trust   whenever   he   feels so disposed.  Clark is a  man   who succeeds in whatever he attempts,  sooner or later.    He  sometimes lias to  play a waiting game,  hut he always g-ets there.  But. to return to the copper trust,  which is the all absorbing topic of conversation,not only in Butte but throughout the world. In one way it will be*.-  etit   Butte   beyond   the   question of a  civilized   world.    Today   Paris   has   a  population'of 2.500,000 souls  and is the  capital of  the arts  and fashions.    But  London has  5,000.000  people.,  and  has,  taken the place of   Paris as the met.op- j  olic of the. world. I  I'lie British  empire  is growing', and I  will keep on growing, along the lines ofj  least   resistance.    At  the  present rate, j  the whole land surface of the globe will i  be absorbed by the year 2.19 A.D.   But j  as Greater  Britain "grows, it conies   in I  contact, with   the  boundaries of United  States, Russia  ancl  Germany.    Even it  we could, we have  no   wish to swallow  these or any  other  decently governed  countries.  The United States, Russia, Germany  and Japan are playing the very same  game     The British empire is nearlv as  As l.ng-  the well  governed countries, the area open to  annexation may lie reduced one half  In that case ail the world maybe de-  centlv and properlv g'overned bv the  year 20L'-A.D  So in 113 years from the present time  the British empire must stop spreading  for the lack of room ontheplanet. Even  then it will grow in wealth and population.    But meanwhile  these little isl-  The  prettiest  spot  for homes  on  Slocan  Lake..  For  residential  lots.  Cal1 upon���  Thos.Mulvey  Slocan City.  Notice is  hereby  given that all creditors  and  persons having claims against  the estate of John Omen  Todd, late of  Xew Denver. B.C , free miner, deceased,  are required to send to Geo.S. McCarter, I  of Revelstoke, B.C., solicitor for Thomas j  Todd, the  administrator of  the estate,  full particulars of such  claims on or be- '  fore the 15th day of June, 1899; and that  after the said 15th day of June, 1899, the  said administrator will proceed to distribute the said estate amongst the persons  entitled thereto, having  regard  only  to  those claims of which rhe 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 anv person  of whose  claim  the  said administrator  had not notice at the time of the distribution thereof.  Dated this loth May, .1899.  Geo. S. McCartek,  Solicitor-for the said  Administrator.  SLOCAN LICENSE DISTRICT.  their rc.pectivc minies:  JOHN -MADDEX. nt Slocan City,  JOSEPH  PAYNE, at. Sloc-iiu City.  G. S. AYLWIN. ���t Aylwin Townsite, near  -\ew Denver.  KEEPER & WAI.BEY. at Collins ran. he  near Nelson  A inc-tiiiir of the Bonn! of Lie-on."e ConimN-  sioii.rs of the Slocan Li,-en.se District will lie  held io -iin.nler neii ajipIif.-iLioti.s sit the Court  Woti.se at .New Denver on Thursday theiilteenrh  it the hour   "  '  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.  day of .June, lSiiji.  the iOl'Cl'1 oon.  Pro vine hi I 'Police  21th. IStiil.  Pr  Olliee,  T   D  ivilleiil  of eleven i/c  Kol  -li,  ok in  B.C.. May  DksBHISAY.  -license I.n..]ieetor.  Silverton.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  pOR   CROriERS.   BEADS- St   An-  !~ th Miv'sMelal.. Little Clmplet of St. Anthony iind Ciuic-lh. I Po. (n-_ Stamiis, write to  Ag-eney Bethlehem Apostolic School, 15.. Shaw  St., .Montreal. Que.  INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  '& TRADING CO.,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River.  S.  S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 0:00 a.  m., daily except Sunday. Returning  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and  all way points,  Connections with S. F  to and from Spokane at  Point.  _��� N.  'IT**"*  I* ive  ira in  Mile-  ?���-���'  fan.  P.A.i !_____"oe  NEW DENVER  General  Drayman,  Ice,  Wood  Hay and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  Lnvery  a_nd   Bailt Stabiles,  o'i'e  not  and j Targe, as tlie   four   combined,  any i land does not wish to conquer  JUS_3 BROw 4  PHOTOGRAPHEftS ^  VANCOUVER and NELSON.  B.C.\  E. B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  SLOGAN   CITY.  G  traveller as he passes on ins w  know just what to do and whei  as mizzled  the minds of some  test hotel men of the mux1.  claim   any   oreat   suporio  others, hut   we  have   learned' 1  attention    fo  the   rerjuirements  uatrons what lies  JL  to the  comforts  'louse.    Pioneers of  the clout  trails of (  1 they are  low wiien  prosperity  i splendor  the heart  iono.  patrons when  darkened the  Kootenay. aiu  with ns still   i  rite   sons   of  shine   forth   ii  makino- niello.,  of man.  the load of  from   the  shoulders    of    the  weary.      wayworn  y."     To  o do if  of the  We do  y  over  )y  close  of  our  pleases them and adds  nd  popularity   of our  ie 81oca]  S.  . . ALBERTA.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's .F. rry,  Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a ni.,  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 landing's  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  ��� Tickets soti to all points in Ca ada  and the United Statas. To ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  Rohkkt Irvino, Manager.  Kaslo, B. C.  B_anclcn  rs' Assay  B. 0,  Assay Price  List  'i >i"  H:iritllll.   Silic;!,   SI;|.  2 IHI  2 0(1  ���I (1.1  _ ..II  2 ..i  . IHI  - IH'  . .<;  New Denver  JACOBSON&CO.  B. c.  i (.nli!. Silv.r. "i' L-,'kI.<mcIi.   '��� (.'old. SilviM-mid Lead. cmiiliiiM .!.  ; (iold and Silver   i' Silv. r and Lead   j .'��.|>tK.-r (liy F.U'cli'iily. is;,    ...  ' (.old. Silver, -.p'i'h.t and Li-ad...  | (iold and CopixT    ; Silver and Co|i]K!r   ...  Gold. Silver and C  1'latiiuini   Mercury   Iron in' Maniranese.  Lime,  Ma.^in.'-siuiii.  'iliur, each        Bismuth.Tin. Cohnlt. Nickel. Asiiiin..1 v.  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  1 on  C'oal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Mailer. Ash.  and )iercc 1 ltaire of Coke, if Ookinp  Coal)   Terms:   C;t*li With .Sample.  June-0th. ;sii...  FRANK DICK,  A.saycT and   Au-ilixt  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from Ku  and American lines,  rates, tickets and  full  Ry ."wiit or ���  C. I'  WM. STITT, Stn.  ropean   points via Canadian  Apply   for .<  information  ailing- dates  to  anv C. I'  ei. B. i.ARKKTT.  R. Agent. New Denver.  S. S. Ajrt., Winnipeg. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 8, 1899.  Sixth Yeae  MINING   RECORDS  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  a_ follows:���  LOCATIONS.  M vY _Sr- Kevstone. Galena Farm. Gee M Davis-  Amazon , Howson Creek. KarJ Ei-kert. Baldwin,  same, P I) Ahur  Mav _..���Great Eaj-Ie No. 2, Carpenter ck, T  Lanergan.  Mav _r>���Diana, nr Alamo, Richard Peake.  May 27���Madison Entension, E L Warner.  May 28-Xew Market, north of _t_-.-e.ry. Dan  McLeod.    Willie, .siiine, John H Werely.  May 3C���Raine. Goat Mountain, T A Austin.  Eight Hour, same, TH Hoben.  May 31���Virgin, Alpha Mountain, A S Read.  June 1���Mahoninj., iirMumo, John Brineu.  Carbonate, same. Sam Norris. Comin ����� Event  Fraction. Galena Farm, J S Reed. Amazon,  Goat Mountain, T H Hoben.  2���Br D, Carpenter ck. D McLaehlan. White  Cloud and All Rif-dit, Wilson ck J H. McAuly.  Arizona, Howson" ck, J S Reed and Joseph fortin. Good Hope, same, H E Rogers and V*. in  Donahue.  ri���Fred L, Vancouver Mountain. Fred F  Libsh.r. We.-itm.-innia, nr Alamo, Chas Kum-  Imn. Frank WC Carpenter ck. J D Bryan.  Hard Shin Carriboo ck. LM Kuow'Ies. Dutchie.  same, T W Kiel. Old New rev, Goat Mountain. J  MLind. John L. nr New Denver, D S Mcln-  ty're. New Cu.tle, re-location of Hustler, nr New  Denver, 1) AleLeod.  i'�����Climax,  north Slocan Lake,   K Fawcett.  ASSKSSHliNTS.  Mav -S���Dandy Fraction, -'n���Soho. Cupella.  ���J. ;--Hiiv;ui;i. Dowev. Medlord, DiiniiluimnOiul.  _7 -Foothill. Lake View Xo. 2, TipTop, Admiral  Dewey. 29--QueenFraction. Much-a-do. I'erlli-,  Libertv _.<..-. Flossi. Fnieti.ii, May-ell Fraction, 'Carleto'n, Clarouo.. :in���Boss, Emma.  Haney Moon, Corneraeker. Fairhaven, Elizhar.  :;T--L,edCro..... June 1���Hemlock. North Star  No. (1. Atlanta. Eleclric. 2���Man ilia, Cuba,  C.leiickauf. Gladstone. ."���Kecon , Fraction,  .. Hewitt Fraction. Olid*Extension. ..���Lakeview,  Fidelity Fraction, Black .:. m. u. Furlong Fraction. Evening:Star. Jem. Maple, Alberta Fraction, ('ailise, Summit.  CKI'TI. IC'ATK 0.   IMI'KOVKMKSTS.-  J i;xk ii���Random Sliot.  ��� THANS-KllS.  Mav...-Win-ton, Chas M Hitch to E Foyle  .Smith, Apr 2S.  10���Evelyn, g���Amiift Horton to W J Kyle,  March .'..  17���Humphrey. Wm H Adams to Rambler  Cariboo Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining  Co., Foreign, Apr 20,��2,500.  Day Dawn, Fred Steele to Wm B Steele, May  S, .500.  Adirondack. 1-fi, Willie Eecles to Wm Hunter.  Mar IS.  2..���Fitz. :', P M Hayes to John Bough. May  20, 1898, ,��7..0.  2(5���Home Rim, Jas H Moran, C W Greenlee,  and A E Fauquier to John A Ginty,  May 26, .*...  Rosemarie, J H Moran to John A Ginty, Mav  2.,.-5. '  Golden Chariot, J��� M E Bragdon to Philip  Perkins. Jan 12, 85.  Willard, J. HT Bragdon to Geo M Willard,  Oct 14, ';i8,.1.0. .,  27���Mars Fraction. .'��� D S Forbes and C P Scale  to J.B Cliff, June 21, -8.  Golden Chariot, \, Phil Perkins to O J Marino,  1 May _fi, ��50.  Willard. 1-ii each, Phil Perkins and Geo M  Willard to O J Marino, May 2(i, ��.00.  30���Atlanta and Suilo, all interest, and Carbonate King J, N C Sheall and Geo W Adrian to  .Mary L Adrian, Sept lfi, ..100.  Isis, J, Daniel Cosgriff to IT T Twigg.  Power of Attorney, H D McDonald to J A  Austin.  Willie, ', J H Wercley to M M Malle.y, May 3.  L H, *,. L H Mining Co. to \ R Fingland, May  30,81. " .    .  L H, 197-H-CH), LH Mining Co. to Chas Broad,  May 30.  L H, 003-K;(iO, L H Mining Co. to John Tinling,  May 30.  31���Oakland, i. J A Anderson to John Smith,  June 20,'08.  Frisco,)., F L Byron to E F Lloyd, .May 31.  June 3-C P R, Estate of A H Stirrett to  Catherine Stirrett, Apr  Snowbird. A Prengel to H F Burmester.  Defender. R Buhrfeind to same.  Snowball, A Short to same.  Terror, A Prengel to same.  Chicago and Suowslide. R Buhrfeind to same.  Surprise. H Lossinan to same.  Duplex. Gem, Copper King, Big Four, Mammoth. Silver Tip, Banner, Colby }, A O Evans to  .1 A Gibson.  Annie G and Tamarac i. W R Ramsdell to J A  Fibson.  Indi.atioii. J J B Gosseliu, H Roy and J A McDonald to Richelieu M'ning Co.  May 2(i���Welaka, C F Caldwell to G E Martin.  Morning Star Fraction. H Hill and J Hill to  same.  May 29 -Grand View. Black Prince No 2, Bullion, Lcadville, Kootenay Star, H Eummelen to  Maple Leaf Mining & Development Co.  Black Eagle, Hillside h\ Olds, Lucky Bill, Hill  ton. Eva Jane 1-.. R Mountain to J A Smith.  Red Rock J. H McDonald to D MeCallum.  Scranton j,D McGraw and T Doyle to N F  McKay.  Same 1.!, A McDonald to same.  Howard i, W E Hodder to M Stephenson.  Kaslo !j, M Stephenson to same.  May 31������Bluebird, Snowbird J; Piseatagua J, J  F Wilson to Martin & Pollock.  Robin '.. J F Wilson to G E C -Martin.  1'OTVEK OF ATTOHXEY.  May 25���Copper King. Mammoth, Big Four,  Silver Tip, Banner and Colby, J F Burns to J A  Gibson. .   SLOCAN    OKJ-    SI--1'--J_NTS.  Total shipped Julv* 1 to Dec. 91, 1898,  17,ftr.!< tons. January 1st, 1S99, to  June 5th :  the balance of ^powp.r, and the government must obey its dictation. "Isn't  that so, Semlin." he asked, but the  careful old man replied that he had not  given the matter consideration. Hume  advised moderation as between the conflicting interests, and he too appealed  to Semlin, but without result, whereupon Hume professed that, many miners  would rather work ten hours than have  their wages cut. but that the labor organizations on the coast appeared to  force the hands of the government.  This brought a declaration from Mc-  Keehnie, president of the council, that  he was the mouthpiece of the Nanaimo  miners' union, and he didn't care ��vho  knew it. He was for enforcing the  eight-hour law. Premier Semlin held  the balance of power but he would not  use it, and Martin's remark that, "Well  eight hours goes from the 12thof June,"  settled the question.  Both Winged.  From Sandon.  Pnyii"    Lu��t Chance   Slocan Star   Sapphire ...   Coin   Ajax   Sovereign   Reco   Ivanhoe.   ���   Treasure Vault.  Trade Dollar....  Liberty Hill ���  Madison   Fr jin Three Forks  Tdalio Mines....  Queen Bess   wild Goose.  .Monitor   From'Whitewater.  Whitewater  Jackson   Bell   Wellington   From -icGiiigan.  Antoine...   Rambler   Dardanelles   Great Western .  From New Denver.  Bosun   Marion   Mollie Hughes.  From Silvertoii.  Fidelity.-. .....  Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith....  Comstock   From Ten Mile.  Enterprise   Week.  50  (15  00  _0  Total tons���  2S0  558  Total  '..,__.  2,2.15  113  18  12  ���10  20  ISO  no  112  18  COO  1.180  In  21)0  lift..  ���177  30  11  ���15  202  1(H)  -8  500  20  15.  3  320  580  00  120  280  A pavo del rnonte, a bird of Uruguay  not unlike the turkey, had been winged  by a hunter. It fell on tlie ground, but  was at once on its feet aiid ran away.  Throwing his gun  hastily aside,   the  hunter started in pursuit, and a game  of hide-and-seek ensued. In and out of  the brushwood the pavo ran, and tin;  man followed.  In one of its doubling and turnings  the bird passed over the gun. which  was lying on the ground, and its foot  chanced to strike against the trigger  of the.undischarged barrel, the hammer  of which in the hurry of the moment,  had been left at full.ock.  There was a loud report, followed by  an exclamation of pain from the man.  The bird escaped, but the luckless  hunter had an ugly wound in the Meshy  part of his leg iio remind hiin for some  weeks after of his adventure.  Carloads  of Flour  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 t he best place to get it is  AT HOBEN'S  .Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  SANDON  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  unter Bros.  ���  =ROSSLAND  Proof Positive  14,430  MOKE J-NEKGETXC WAV'S.  The Province Must Present its Resources  to England Better.  .Yates, June 1, i_5 <i. _0  Oiuidore, .*,, Paul Nikola to Zogn Fran.sis  A.I-. S WORTH    DIVISION.  LOCATION'S.  Mav 1,.-C P, Hamill cruel., Mabel Bagu.y.  Mat lfi���Annie May, north of ruislo, E J Ifoin-  ison and P -Vialoncry.  May 1S-R & K, Arseiitu, R Desmond.  Reno, Hamill creel., A J McAlear.  Silver King  same, M Big-new  Molly, same, same, same.  Diamond Jo, Woodbury creek, ll T Martin and  A Dind.  May .0���Alberta, Jackson creek, E M.rvan.  May __���Greenwood, Ainsworth, D Grant.  May -..���Mohawk. Crawford bav, J R H.irdie  Mexico, same, same.  Hudson, same, W 1. Drummond.  St Paul, Hot .Springs, J R Hardie.  Minerva, Kaslo creek. N M Watnee.  May 25���Katie B. .Ainsworth. D Grant.  Scotland, Crawford bay. A McLeod.  Brooklyn, same. F L __ieh.  Grasshopper, relocation of Hundred, R Burmester.  Fisher���Goat creek, H Lossman.  HAT -�����-Billie G, Woodbury creek. D H Nellis  Tilhe U, same, J F Westby.  TillieB Fraction. Crawford bav, J B Towns-  end.  Drennan, same, G B Drennan.  Mat 26���Three  Friends. Bear  creek. J G McDonald.  May _0���Clinton, Hot Springs, A D Westby,  Dewey , Duncan City. J C Raby.  Paisley, Lartio, B Devlin, A Cummin  Ritchie.  Major Bennett has lately returned to  Vancouver from England, after an absence of about tliree months. Most of  the time was spent in London, and naturally he met many mining* and linancial people.  "I found," he said to the News-Advertiser, "that there was a great deal  of interest taken in British Columbia  mines in financial circles This is naturally due, to a great extent, to the  present satisfactory position of the Le  Roi, and other mines such as the Queen  Bess, Athabasca,Whitewater, Ymir,and  others. The two latter are. as vou  o-He.wett Fraction, l-in, c F Yates to l M \ know, subsidiarv companies of the L. &  ufoo     Tuna 1    ��*,<! l!ri n      /~l     H     1   U!     1   3      " . "  j B. C. -roldhelds.  i    "There are a great many companies  and syndicates   in   London   that have,  made money out of South Africa and  Australia, and which  are now looking  for new fields     Their attention is being-  directed more than  ever to British Columbia as a mining country.   There is  unlimited   capital   for   investment   in  mines, but it has  been very foreibly  impressed upon me that, it" is  mines  that are wanted, not wildcat prospects.  The mere fact  of having a lot of well-  i known names on the board of directors  ! will not now suifice to induce the Brit-  j ish public to invest.  "1 was struck with the lack of information about British Columbia, even  among financial and businessmen. I  was met with the question on even-  side, why did not the province have au  office where up to date information  could be obtained ? They found that it  was impossible to get any official information less than a year old about the  different districts of the province and  the mines. The governinp.nt might well  follow the example of some of the Australian and South African governments,  and send monthly reports ofthe various  mines to the agent-general. These reports, of course,are thoroughly reliable  and tend to give greater confidence in  the country.  "I think"it would mean hundreds of  thousands of dollars annually to this  province if its resources were placed  before the London people in a moie  progressive way than it is done at present. What is wanted is a good live man,  well in touch not only with the financial  people, hut able, to bring the province  prominently before the public generally. The government could not spend  money in a better way than to obtain  such, a man to look solely after the interests of this province, and to make it  known to the people of the Old Countrv.  Two men were standing outside a  jeweler's window, admiring the g*or-  geous display of glittering* gems that  lay before them. Presently one of them  pointing; to an object in a.red plush tray,  said:  '���Just look at that scarf pin representing a flv. Anvbodv can tell that's not  real."  '  "Well, 1 should think so." answered  his friend. "Who ever saw a common  fly with such . a bright appearance?  Why, it makes me weary when I think  that the jeweler who produced that  hoped that some one would purchase it  to deceive his friends. If I saw that on  a man's scarf I could tell in an instant  that it was an enameled imitation."  At that moment the object of their  condemation moved across the tray,  flew in the air and vanished. The two  men looked at each other, gasped, and  moved away without a word.���Pearson's. Weekly.  ASLO hOTELi  i  Family & Commercial.   I  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. (Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and ��3 per da}^.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  f f*. ff *. ft ff W# ?tff 19 f ff ff*? Wfff w  f-ELSO.-,. B.C.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. (J. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills.1'  TO HALCYON HOT SPRINGS.  The following rates are in  vogue to  the   Halcyon   Hor   Springs   from   the  several points named:  From Revelstoke and return ..  "     Sandon  "     Robson "  ���'     Nelson "...  "     Slocan Citv  "     Trail  "     Rossland "  "     Kaslo **  "     Ainsworth        *:  "     New Denver    "  Good for thirtv davs.  Pal ma  Angrignon  . NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -      ;-     " - , Proprietor.  Established isa.  -NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ��� ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Dray ing*. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  S2.25  8.85  5 75  7.50  4.35  7.00  8.25  9.75  9.15  3,35  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Tint- mid Bridge work.  Officii. Broken Kill Blk.   Nelson.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  SLOCAN  MINES  SAKDOK, B. C.  -lininii' Stocks bought and Sold.   G.111u.il Agent  for Slocan Properties.-      Promising:   Pros'ieets For Sale.   JOHNWiLLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AKD DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN:,TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  T\R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  ("radium1 of AiiiiirU .111 {jolleg-of Dental Siirg-cry ���  Clii-iitro  Van Camp Lunch Goods,  Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  l-l-IOK.  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSOME,  SEW DENVER.  Don't imag'ine that long hair v. ill_yive  you the strength of Sams-on, unless,like  Samson, you have; a head for it to grow  on.   H AUI.IS <* CO_..'TK._CT.  Fred  May 30���Mount Vernon, Hot Springs, hv D F  Strobeck. 1      _ ��   -  Barnato, Coffee creek, FA Heao.  Little Girl, same, P Morrison.  Mollie Mabel, south of Kaslo, W J Murphy.  May 31���Calumet, Whitewater, R .1 Midland.  ASSESSMENTS.  .May 13���0 of I So 21, ..-lienor, Granite.  Mav 15���Empress Fraction, Monarch, Whitewater Deep Fraction, Bunker Hill.  May l��j-Eatfle Fraction. Khea, Alberta.  May 17���Ireland. Scotland,  May is���Silver Fox.-Monarch, Carson, Assurance. Experiment,  Ormonde, Umpire.  Brownie.  May Hi���Ma j flower No 2, Ea.yle.  May .ii���Jewel Fraction, Silver Ti)>. ,  Mav--'���Monterey, La.i:ia, Rutin.. Hell, iron  Cap. St Joseph, Silver Star, Ir,<n !.und. Iron  Chief, Pardner. Oassudero, Olympia.  .Mav -'.'J���Glasgow, Snowbird, Monti; Christo-  Deer Lodf.'.. Silver Tip.  Mw.o-CO 1), Ih-ok-Mi Hill, Surm _.-.:/_ error.  Snowball,    Suowtlakc,    Snowbird.'   SiiowsIuh..  Suowslide.  (.'olden  Kin., Marrat.   La  Salle. I X  L. CliitM_o. .Mo.-e.. Cleveland, Hear. J umbo.  ..Mav l'-'.-R iselh-. Henrietta, Daisy. Florence.  M.-w : .1���Poiiti.-!!1. '''eelmi.1.-ii, Tbor.  .Mav .-J-.I���I-i-ii Star, hvindcer, Hanie .May. cliff.  Silver Dollar. I'lack Diamond. Eveiiimr Si.-irand  Ca riot ia.  MAY..1���Fid.-litv, Wo  1  Tenders are invited for the hauling*  for one year of 0he entire output of  ore from .he Whitewater Mines and  Jackson Mines to Whitewater Station,  and for up-freig*_it to the same Mines.  Tenders for each mine to be made  separately.  For full particulars applv to  BOX 12C,   KASLO, B. C.  Don't expect a girl to furnish proofs  of her statement to the effect that she  Can't sing*.  The finest assortment of ladies' and  misses' shoes ever seen in New Denver  is being unpacked at T. H. Hoben's general merchandise store. The latest fads  and  the neatest and best  makes.  /  ?8  U  Littl  Smoke Una oh -made Cigars  Bell  flue Bird  3 0 0  Don't insure your life aud then proceed to work vourself to death.  _aa___n������ulu_  The Ledge office is working* a nice  shoot of hio'li 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 dang-er of getting' knocked down by  the wind from our big cylinder press.  Are the best Uiti-O-i-inniadle C3g,ars on the Hariket,  See that the "Blue Label" is on every box and is  damped- ^.j,e Kooteeay Cigar  Oo -kelson, B.*C���Te3. 118,  P, O. Box 126.  e vc  ���' 1111s is all tlie more requisite because ! 1       ft  it seems to be the opinion that the time \ \$A7%ft tl (C ill  has arrived when   the British Columbia !  ���v <&_.li.|yil_l  Bird, .le-sit-. lironeiio.  1, I) MeDonneii l. J Crnnt.  '..J   Curton to   \I A Steiilien  S All  ien  Surprise Xo 2, l.!ate  CKlCi-IKICATI-:   .,]���    IMl'lioVKMK.N-l-  Mav til���Eirniiie, Fans'ina.  'l'K.VXSl-KKS.  Mav in���Slip!.'!  .May I..- Le K  son: .-'11111.  .Mav ri���Gnu:   \'\'..-;: rn. C  Aandv  drew,-.  Sin lie '. S A   I�� o.:i ie !���,���:��� ;....   ne-.  -May 17   ��� Norma:i.(  Nay lor to .1 I.'irnmlieli  May i'ii-IIoI .--,], j-:  C B-hi'inaii.  MAY i'_���Hear I. me:  Welak.-.. \V  I' \Y,i   ���  Side lull. Wel.ii:.-!.  Mav -i-K 1 jii.ii-  to ���/ 0 Gran;: -l.O;>.  Same l-i", '1* II Me(.' _11.1 to -am.:  .Mountain ('iory ;. ,1 ,\I M.-i.ti.-i id  Joker and lieri.y. <1 W   J'ayl.,r .-:  b. rt t . Kxe.-i-i������!��� i.'n'd Mines.'  MAY ���>..-(>ol'lioi   kllle ... A   Slir,,1!  Sniij-UL h.  II SlellV-os [.. ,\ .-.ho:t.  X;.> Six. Siio-,v-:i ,e. I X i^.\i   s. s  ��e ���li'l" to ii Y lim-wie. un-.  I mines will be. taken hold of liy the Brit-  ; isli public.    It  is,   moreover,'  very important, this   being  tlie.   case, that the  : iirsi h'.w ventures pltii-ed upon the niar-  ; ket should.l��i_  g'-od  ones     If they are.  then British  Columbia will  get till the'  money that  is  needful   ro  develop her  unlimited  resources: but   if any  more ;  wildcats are taken there, then goodbye  to the hope,  of getting   British" capital  interesle.d  KK'HT HOniS GOii-S.  .Martin   Said    -n>   and   the   Om;sti"ii   Was  A^eimlMifjly Si-tl i.-.-d.  re pan rues'  at the New Harket  New Deimyer  -.nice  Attoi'iiey-Geno  1 e  in-.  Glas-,  I rennrv t,  11. India na . Aland  W an  ��� I M I. K Martin.  .1   l/lllle lo  - ,llle.  '.ST hair  1 i;i!  a, 1.  ��� I i.  Vill-ll.  I.J   l-.oll  II St.-ireii  ���ral    Martin   set.  the fashion of revealing1 caiiinet discussions, his colleagues appe/ir to have. i>e-  cn.')-,e less reticent, and   now the. veil   is  lifre.il   from   auotiier  scene.     Ir   seems  iliot wln;n   tiie  eight-hour law enforcement caun: up,. Minister Cotton warned  his colleagues thai this  would be a serious sli'o and   likely   '.o   lead to evil   re- -  suits    lie appealed to Semlin if this was  no-    his' view. 110   doubt    siir_    of   his ;  gnmnd, hnt   the 'premier   declined'  to '.  a: 1 opinion.  It will be CALLED FOR  every Saturday   Repaired during' the  week and returned the  Saturday following . . .  We insure vou prompt  find satisfactory work at  reasonable charges. . . .  Ail work Guaranteed.  Agent  Q.  ; ri1  .'. 1 'oiiu'V-.. eneral. .Mariin, it  is sa-id. ��������_ ���-..,.- -.., ���  iu:itly^is-i. i5t'ed, that tiie-iainir yote.held -i j_?a,5l-#0:'--  for   the   famous  Hamilton ct  Hampden "Watches.  W, QR3I.1METT,  5 weler aimcl Opti ciar.,  SKIRT PINS AXD ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS-  l?_ir_e Watch Repairing Q-uaranteed  V Semcl by^Mail or Express  .L_.iiX9  Ne_soit_,..B,C,


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