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 I'I  'Volume VI. ��� No. 35.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 1, 1890.  Price, $2 00 Year  ex.  SLQGAN GAWP NEWS  1  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  Ten Mile is to be "-ranted a post office,  at Enterprise.  Court of revision will lie held at San-  don on June 2(3.  George Aylard is having his home  brushed up handsomely hy the painter.  The Bit-tier Theatre Company had a  good house at Thursday night's performance.  Constable DesBrisay, at Robson, has  been appointed chief of police at Atlin  City.  George Aylwin has had his hotel license granted for Aylwin, on Ten Mile  creek.  The new church bell has been shipped  from West Troy, N.Y., for St.Stephen's,  New Denver.  The school grounds are being cleared  up and fenced in. Shade trees have  been planted as well.  Donald J. McLaughlin, of Sandon,  has assigned to John Bateman. The  creditors meet on June 6.   ,  Both the Presbyterian and Anglican  ladies did well out of their respective  business stands on the 24th. . ,;  Services will be held in the Methodist  church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:15  p.m.   Everybody welcome.  Rev. Cleland,: of Sandon, will hold  services in the Presbyterian church  Sunday morning at li o'clock.  Archdeacon Pentreath, of Vancouver,'  preached in St. Stephen's church, Sunday night, to'a large congregation'.'*,  A special meeting of the shareholders  of the Kaslo-Slocan Development Company, limited, will be held at Kaslo on  June 23.  The adjourned vestry meeting of St.  Stephens'" church was held on.Monday  evening, Archdeacon . Pentreath bein��*  present.  Slowly the jubilee decorations are disappearing. Our citizens seem to be  averse to" the removal of the trees that  line the streets.  The s.s. Slocan failed to make the  earlv morning trip from Slocan City on  Monday, owing to the breakage of machinery in the engine room.  The executive committee has straightened up all business in connection with  the celebration. Ample funds were on  hand to pay off all indebtedness incurred.  The Knights of Pythias will give the  last of their, social hops for the season  on Thursday night, in their hall,Clever  block. Admission, 50 cents; ladies are  free.  SLOCAN* MINERAL FLOAT.  Noble Five closed down on Mon-  slide, Ten Mile, is  The  day.  The big Dalhousie  down.  Some heavy slides have come down on  Ten Mile lately.  .  Fifteen tons were shipped this week  from the Madison.  Twelve feet of solid ore is showing in  one of the Queen Bess openings.  There is not much likelihood of the  Surprise starting up this season.  The Arlington people's option on the  Silver Leaf, Springer creek, expires today.  W. S. Drewry is surveying the Lake  View group in order to secure a crown  grant.  The numerous strikes and sales in the  lake country are attracting the moneyed men.  A force of men are at work clearing  the ground for the new concentrator for  the Ruth.  The prospecting season has fairly  opened, up and the towns' are becoming  deserted. :    . '  E. Lawson has arrived from Souris,  Man., to work the Fairy Queen group on  Ten Mile.  The Wonderful, Slocan Star, and the  Vancouver group are not on the three  dollar list.  ..Geo. Long and Nat Tucker will, start  work on the Merriinac, on'Silver-mountain, in a day or so.  ��� Two years' ore is in "sight on;the Slocan Star. The concentrator commenced  operations last week.  The Noble Five mill will be startedon  June 15. There is ore in sight for several months'working.  The case of Ray vs. Callanan. affect-  ting the Molly Gibson, comes up in  Vancouver again this month.  Work on the Lake View group, recently acquired by the Bosun management, will be started shortly.  Frank Griffiths has struck IS inches  of ore on the Westmount, Ten Mile. It  was encountered in a crosscut to the  riffht.  inj; has also been made, with high grade  mineral in view. A drift will be run at  this point.  A shipment of i>_ sacks of high grade  ore will lie made from the Capella group  in a few days, taken out in the course  of recent development work put upon  the Turris claim.  The Silverton miners' union has reorganized, with J. M.. M. Bensdum president; George Horton, vice president;  J. II. Elliot, recording secretary; and L.  Knowles, financial secretary.  Alex. Smith, of Kaslo, is in the camp  trying to get hold of promising properties. He inspected, the Neglected while  in New Denver. Ten Mile properties  are looked upon with favor by him.  The sheriff last week sold the Morning Light'mineral claim, on Forty-nine  creek, for SS4() and costs. The'claim  was sold under a lien held by 'parties  who did work on the claim for the Ruth  Prospects Gold Mining Co.  Four men were put to work Saturday  on the Mountain Chief. The property  will be put in shape to employ a much  larger force. This will be another New  Deliver shipper in a short time. Thousands of tons of ore are in sight.  The several strikes made upon the  lake shore in the past six weeks is doing much to turn capital this way.  Many properties will be taken up iu  this vicinity, and when the labor question is settled a tremendous revival may  be looked for.  STABBED    AND    ROBBED.  An Unfortunate Miner   Lost** His   Blood  and Wad at Slocan f.ty.y.  A:miner,;who gives his'name- as F.  Smith,:was taken to the Kootenay Lake  General.Hospital at Nelson, on Sunday,  suffering from the effects ef a severe  knife wound, received at Slocan,Citv.  The/ Nelson Miner says the exact facts  of the case are shrouded in mystery, for  the man was light-headed when on the  train, and though he spoke rationally to  ed, he said the Course was cleared  shortly after two o'clock for the race  between the Rossland and Nelson teams.  There was one false start and then the  fun began. Both aggregations ran with  the speed of greyhounds. Mr. Collins  says he ran along the side of the Rossland team, and that our boys started  drawing ahead inch by inch,"that when  ISO yards had been covered they were  about a foot ahead. The men were running so'rapidly that they, without'intending it, drew closer and closer together.. Finally the Nelson cart collided  with the Rossland cart. This collision  caused a slight slackening of the speed  and lost the Rossland team the race,  which the judges declared Nelson had  won by four inches.   ,  Mr. Collins does not blame either  team for the collision. In running both  teams went at the top of their speed,  and the effort wa.s so great that the contestants became partially blinded owing  to the great exertion put foith. Both  drew together without knowing it and  the collision occurred, and no one was  to blame. The time in which the '200  yards was made was 23 seconds. This  time is good, as the fastest time on record is 22 seconds, made in Georgia.  Mr. Collins said he had no protest to  make or kick coming at the decision of  the judges; that the Rossland team was  beaten and that is the end of the matter, so far as he and the rest of the team  arc concerned. There will be an opportunity before long to again meet the  Nelson sprinters.  The members of the team reported  when they returned that they had been  royally entertained in New Denver.  Tfiey were given the full freedom of the  city and their money was no good. In  short, they were loud in their praises of  the open-handed hospitality of New  Denver  fi&sw&m&F&s as? ssb _3s_-^ss___i!B$3  I MINERS-OPERATORS |  __-88_S-__��_-8�� aS g-B ��3 -_S___-_. 23_3��_ SSS. aS  A SENSELESS SCARE.  tlie doctors, it was difficult to get a ..con-  The plumbing and tinsmith business  formerly conducted by the late F. B:  Jefferyy will be reopened next week under the management of W. F. Jeffery,  brother of Fred.  The report that Silverton will have a  newspaper lacks confirmation. The official organ of the highfalutted society  of crustaceous animals that crawleth  nether end to will be published there.  An old timer in the Slocan, named  Doc Gleason, attempted suicide at Sandon last week bv screring the artery in  his left arm. Bfe was taken in charge  before he had bled much and is able to  be around again.  Will Establish a New Denver Branch.  Wadds Bros., the leading photographers of Nelson and Vancouver, attended the jubilee on the 24th and took negatives of several of the most important  events of the day's celebration. They  caught the hosereel race, arrival of the  s.s. Slocan, horse race at Silverton and  "boat races. Owing to the heavy windstorm blowing down their tent, they did  not remain as long as they intended,but  will return to New Denver in a few  weeks' time and will be here several  days. It is the intention of this large  firm of photographers to establish a  branch in New Denver if a suitable  building can be secured. This will  mean much to New Denver, for the  Wadds Bros, have gained the reputation of doing the best finishing and  touching up or any of the photographers  in the province. In the last provincial  exhibition at New Westminster thev  took first prize on all their work. At  present all of their finishing is done in  Vancouver, but the firm intends adding  to their present establishment at Nelson  a finishing department, which will  greatly accelerate their work in Kootenay.  " _: L_  HUNDRED DOLLARS   REWARD.  I will pay 3-.00 reward for the recovery  of the body of my son, Fred B Jeffery,  drowned in Slocan lake, April 10th.  Capt. W. L. Jeffery.  Work was resumed on the Little  Daisy, Eight Mile, this week. This  oroperty.has a great showing of ore exposed. * ' '  McCuaig, Rykart & Co., of Montreal,  last Friday closed a cash deal on the  Madison group. Price was not made  public. >       :���������  Owing to the wage question trouble,  shipments will cease from the Bosun.  Considerable surface work will be prosecuted. '  The force on the Payne was reduced  to 50 on Monday. Work is being pushed on one tunnel only, owing to the  seepage. .   '  There is a magnificent showing of ore  on the Bosun. Recent development has  largely increased the reserves of shipping ore.  The force on the Last Chance was  discharged Saturday and the mine shut  down, owing to the troublesome seepage water.  After a brief spell of idleness, the  mines of the Cceur d'Alenes have resumed operations, paying $3.50 a day to  skilled miners.  On the Ohio, adjoining the Mabou, a  shaft is being sunk on the big lead. Ore  has been struck, being scattered freely  through the lead.  The government has given 8400 for the  repair of the Springer creek road. It is  to be continued to the Arlington basin,  at a further cost of $2,500.  The warm weather of last week started the snow from the mountain tops.  The Mowich and Noble Five slides came  down, as well as others of less magnitude.  J. C. Bolander and J. Austin have  struck a promising chute of high grade  ore on the Emma, east of the 1-irris.  The ledge can be traced the length of  two claims.  Several tons of galena ore were taken  out of the Neglected tunnel on Saturday.  The ore chute in the tunnel face is becoming more solid and is widening considerably.  The Home Run is improving with  every foot gained upon the lead. It is  now one of the most promising properties in the camp, and will soon be made  a shipping mine.  Ore is in sight in two places on the  Mabou, Ten Mile. The main tunnel, on  the Enterprise vein, is in 70 feet, with  pay ore appearing between seams of  quartz.   On the Neepawa vein an open-  nected statement from him  His story briefly was that he was a  miner from Rossland, and had gone to  Silverton on the '21th to compete in the  drilling contest, but that he was not allowed to enter as he was too good���it  may be said here that no one who went  to Silverton heard of anyone being barred. He took a large sum of money  with him, overSlOO, some of which was  his partner's and had been given him  to bet with. From what he said.his  speculations were successful. What he  did on the 25th and 26th is not known,  but Saturday he was 'waylaid liy four  or five men who, demanded his money.  He refused and one of them attempted  to stab him with .a knife. He put up  his arm to ward off the blow and received an ugly gash, about six inches in  length. The cut runs :rom just below  the bend of the elbow round under the  arm.  Almost immediately after another  man made a slash at his stomach. He  jumped back, but the two pair of trousers he was wearing were cut through,  as were his underclothes, though fortunately the knife did not penetrate farther,"  The doctor is of the opinion that only  the fact that he was wearing two pairs  of trousers saved his life. The other  wound was also a narrow escape, for  with another half inch the brachial artery would have been severed and he  would have bled to death in. five minute's. As it was he lost considerable  blood. These two blows given, someone hit him on the head wiih a club or  brick and he remembered no more.  He was found about 11 a.m. in the  round house at Slocan City by some of  the railway men.and brought to Nelson  on the train, after his wound had been  hastily bandaged.  William Watson, Thomas Dunn.Geo.  Moore, L.  Dingman, and J. D.  Kelly  were taken to Nelson on Monday niglit  from Slocan City, upon suspicion of oe-  ing implicated in  tlie stabbing of E. J  Mack, the man at present in the general hospital and who gave his name as  F. Smith. Watson and Dunn were found  by   Constable   Christie   taking   Mack  somewhere for medical treatment. They  professed  ignorance    as   to   how   the  wound was inflicted. They were placed  under arrest, and the three other men  who were camped with them near Slocan City were also arrested.   When arrested, Dunn admitted having stabbed  Mack, but when he sobered up he denied all knowledge of the offence.   All  five men will be held for vagrancy until   Mack   is   sufficiently recovered to  identify the man who stabbed him, and  to testify what part the others took  in  the affair.   They were taken to Nelson  by Constable Forbes.  ���License Holders Make a Stampede Upon  ''���'������ tlie Record Office.  HOW IT HAPPENED.  Captain   of the  Rossland   Fire   Brigade  Tells How it Was Done.  Charles Collins, assistant fire chief,  returned Thursday from New Denver,  whither he went with the Rossland hose  team, says the Rossland Miner. In describing how the hose team was defeat-  "��� Monday word was received from certain mine promoters of Vancouver by  agents here to have their miner's licenses renewed before the first day of  June, they contending that the new  mining law made all licenses expire on  the 31st day of May. On the strength  of this a great scare was created among-  license holders here, and Mining Recorder Mclnnes did a land office business Tuesday and Wednesday, people  giving up their last cent to have their  licenses renewed from June 1.  The clause in the new law that caused  all the hubbub reads as follows:  "Sec. 4. Sec. 4 and 5, of chapter 1.35  of the Revised Statutes of Britisli Columbia are hereby repealed, ancl the following substituted therefor:  'I. A free miner's certificate shall  run from the date thereof ancl shall expire at midnight on the 31st day of May  next after its date, or some subsequent  31st day of May. Only one person or  joint stock company shall be named in  such certificate. The fee payable therefor shall be as provided in the schedule  of fees to this act.'"  . On its face it would'appear that all  miners' licenses expired on the 31st of  May, and under this law they do, but  it must be remembered that "thts law  did not come into effect until the 1st of  May, and cannot have any bearing  whatever upon licenses issued prior to  that date. To say that it does would  mean that it is retroactive, and became  a law before it was a law. All licenses  issued after May 1, 1899, are issued under the new law All old licenses issued  prior to April 30, 1899, we're issued under the old law and run one year from  date of issue. The schedule to be paid  for licenses expiring upon any. date  after April 30,1899, has been published  and is in the hands of all mining recorders to be seen by anyone interested.  There is also a saving clause in the new  law that would forbid the possibility of  any license holder losing his rights under the old law by the operation of the  new.   It reads:  "Sec.20. Nothing in this act contained shall affect anything done or suffered, or any right, title or interest acquired or accrued before the coming into force of this act, or any legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any  such thing, right, title or interest."  So far little news of an authentic nature has been forthcoming from the  miners of the Slocan, relating to the  new $3 eight-hour shift to be adopted.in  the mines. It is generally understood,  however, that the union men througout  the camp will not accept a reduction,and  if the mines are to continue operations  it will have to be with unskilled miners  or men brought in from other camps.  The report is current that the miners  will, accept   S3   a   shift, provided the  mines will reduce the cost of board to  the men, which has always been S7 per  week.    What reduction the men will  ask for, if any, has not been given out.  The mines are generally prepared to  close clown,if need be. The Last Chance  closed down on Saturday, the Noble  Five on Monday, and the JP ayne has reduced its force to 50 men.   The Slocan  Sovereign also closed down last week,  but the given reason for this is that the  seepage water has become troublesome.  The Slocan Star did not sign the agreement with the other properties but it  is reported   it   will   close   down  The Idaho has 22 men employed.    On  Four   Mile,  Ten   Mile,   ancl   Springer  creek the properties will probably "be  closei down temporarily.   The  Bosun  will also close down.    None of the old  force have as yet signed to accept the  83 scale.        ;"���  The Whitewater Deep and Wonderful,  neither of which signed with the other  mines; will probably continue the old  scale.. The action of these mines, together with the Vancouver, will have  a tendency to strengthen' the miners,  but to what extent is yet to be proven.  If a shut down occurs "it is not probable  that it will be of long* duration, and in  spite of the troublesome appearances of  things just now, it is predicted that  thirty days' time will see the trouble settled definitely and the mines  working with bigger forces than they  have ever employed.  Other camps are in a like condition.  L. A. Snyder, after a tour of the mines  in the Ymir district,and in an interview  with a Tribune reporter, stated that the  general concensus of opinion was that  the skilled miners would not accept less*.  than $3.50 for the eight-hour day, and  the impression he gathered was,  that  were the mine owners to  insist upon, a  lower rate of wages, that this section of  the mining community would lose tlie  benefit   of   skilled   labor, as  the   men  will go where the S3.50 rate prevails,  or   put in time by  doing assessment  work on their claims.    He said mining  operators were foolish  to   allow good  miners to leave for the difference of a  few cents a day and  put in unskilled  labor.   The distinction   he drew   was  that a skilled-miner would do as much  work in six hours as an unskilled one  would in ten, and  with far more satisfactory results.    This opinion   is  confirmedhy one of  the   leading mining-  operators in the Ymir camp.   Mr. Snyder says the skilled miners are willing  for the matter to be settled by arbitration, and he thought that the mine owners should meet the men in the same  spirit.  congregation and friends. Mr. Sandiford presided and many kind words appropriate to the occasion were said by  Rev. Yates, Mr. Pyman, Mr. Sandiford,  and others, followed by a short farewell  from Mr. Powell. The Ladies' Aid provided refreshments for the occasion,  while the Millward orchestra supplied  the musical entertainment.  KASLO.  Four hotel licenses have been issued  for Lardo, three for Duncan City and  one for Argenta.  On Saturday morning-fire destroyed-'  J. D Keenan's blacksmith shop, Annie  Carroll's dwelling house, and Allan Mc-  Kinnon's shanty. The fire started about  3 a.m. in the blacksmith shop, and it  looks as if it. were done by some hobo  or drunken man who might have been  sleeping there for the night.  Tlie railroad building seems to be  attracting a bad element to Kaslo. Last  week some one broke into the cabin of  also, j the Hercules and stole a suit of clothes.  Another gang, or maybe the same,  broke into the Kaslo & Slocan depot and  robbed the till. And on Friday night a  man attempted to force an entrance into Alderman Twiss' house, but was  caught and taken to the lockup. The  perpetrators of the other two thefts have  not yet been caught. ���������  Nelson Preparing to Celebrate.  Nelson will celebrate Dominion day  for the ninth time this year,preliminary  steps having already been taken. The  officers handling the undertaking are:  Mayor Neelands, chairman ; John Houston^ secretary; G. XV. B. Heathcote,  treasurer; Charles A. Waterman, general manager. They have power to appoint the following committees of three  members each: horse races, drilling  contests, boat races, hose reel races, Caledonian sports, baseball, lacrosse, football, and children's sports. The celebration will commence on Friday, the  last day of June,to allow the main events  to take place on July 1st.  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.  At a public meetinp- held at Slocan  City this week,the following resolutions  were passed and a copy ordered sent to  the Sandon, Silverton and Nelson miners'unions, and also a copy to the press  "Whereas certain mine owners have  publicly announced their intentions of  reducing the wages of all mine workers  upon the taking effect of the eight-hour  law; and whereas their reasons, as set  forth in such announcement, for attempting such, are either the result of  selfishness or lack of sound reasoning,  and shows an unfairness in attempting  to arbitrarily establish a reduced scale  of wages; and we further believe that  well paid, healthful, intelligent workers  make desirable residents of a country,  and that humanity and civilization in  North America now demands better  conditions and better wages for its  workers than prevail in European and  other countries, and that the government has done a commendable act in  establishing the eight-hour law in mining; and believing that the best interests  of the country will be promoted by the  enforcement of the eight-hour law and  maintaining the regular rate of wages  as heretofore paid in mines;  Therefore be it resolved:  That we, the miners, prospectors,and  citizens of Slocan City, hereunto subscribed, pledge ourselves to abide by  the actions of the miners' unions of the  ��� Slocan, and we extend to them our  sympathy and support in their efforts to  maintain the present scale of wages in  the mines, and that we will not work  for less nor pay less than the union  rate.  A. E Teeter,  J. E.Skixner,  R. M. COVIN'GTOX,    Committee."  Farewell to Tli��ir Pastor.  Canadian Pacific Flyer.  The new fast service on the Canadian  Pacific railway will be inaugurated about  the middle of June,probably on the 18th  or 19th. The flyer across the continent  will be called the Imperial Limited, and  will reduce the time between Vancouver  and Montreal to about 100 hours. There  will also be a daily transcontinental service instituted, owing to the increasing  volume of business. Trains will leave ,  on Sundays as well as on week days, this  being necessitated to relieve the present  heavy strain upon the trains leaving on  Mondays.  Vancouver ancl Victoria will be reached on the fourth day out from Montreal.  The Kootenay country will also be advantageously affected by the new- service. A fast train on the Crow's Nest  Pass railway, to which a through sleeper  will be attached to Kootenay Landing,  will make this alternate route the shortest and quickest one from the east.  Through passengers will have a choice  of routes fto the Pacific coast, by the  main line or by the Crow's Nest Pass  branch.  Reversed a Verdict for Damages.  The full court has reversed the verdict of the Nelson jury, which awarded  the plaintiff S750 damages in the case of  Stayner vs. Hall Mines. In this case a  miner sued the Hall Mines for damages  for injuries received through his falling  down a shaft, which he contended was  not properly guarded, the case being  tried before Mr. Justice Irving and a  jury. From this verdict the defendant  company appealed, which was allowed  with costs. W. A. Macdonald appeared  for Stayner and J. H. Bowes for the  Hall Mines.  Was a Holiday.  Aii extra of the official Gaze tte,which  published last Tuesday, announced  that Thursday, the 25th inst., would be  a public holiday. The government officials in Kootenav knew nothing of the  order in council declaring Thursday a  holiday, and accordingly their offices  were open and business was transacted.  There are some wondering whether the  documentB issued on Thursday will  have any merit, and how they can be  cancelled in case they have no merit.  Knignts Elect Officers,  lodge  ' A very pleasant farewell was given  on Tuesday evening in the Methodist  church to Rev. and Mrs. Powell, by the  On Monday evening the local  K.of P. elected their officers for the  ensuing term:���C. C, C. E. Smitherin-  gale: V. C, John Goettsche; Prelate,A.  McLeod; M. W,, R. Sutherland; K. R.  & S., C. F. NelBon; M. F., W. Callanan;  M. E., Thos. Avison; M. A., G. Sutherland; I.G., H. Steg-e; O.G..T. Lloyd.  Columbia's Civic Officers.  The first civic election held in the  city of. Columbia, took place last week  and resulted as follows:���Mayor, Chas.  Hay, by acclamation. Aldermen���P.C.  McArthur, Angus McDonald, C. W. R.  Wasted, E. L. Beer, Charles Cusson,and  Joshua Anderson.  Beer-Dunlop.  A late issue of the St. Johns, N. B.,  Globe has an extensive account of the  marriage of E. L. Beer, of Columbia, B.  C, formerly cashier in the Bank of Montreal in New Denver, to Miss Isabel  Margaret Dunlap, sister of J.K. Dunlap,  business partner of Mr. Beer, at Columbia. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 1, 1899.  Sixth Yeae  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ; ������? ��� 75  Six        "         1.25  Twelve  " -'.00  Three yeaks ���  ��� 5-00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertion.,  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondenee 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  s hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  f EURSDAY,  JUNE 1. 1899.  WHJ T WILL, IT BK'!  The eight-hour day will go into effect in many of the Slocan mines to  day.    All of the working properties  will have to reduce the hours of labor  on and after, the 12th inst.   On that  date the eight-hour law   goes into  force.    Conn-iencing  with today all  of the Slocan mines will employ miners at ��3 a shift.   How many  will  continue   in   operation   and    which  mines will shut down are questions  that will be. decided this week and  next.   The mine owners hold fast to  their agreement to pay $3 for eight  hours, and the . mine workers are as  firm in their determination to hold out  for $3.50.   The mine operators believe they can set plenty of men at  $3 per day to keep the mines in operation, and the miners are as positive  they can not.   It is not to  be  expected that either side will give in  without a struggle, however short it  may be.   Nor is it to be expected  that the miners will  make an unconditional surrender to  the operators.  The operators took the first stand,  which they had a right to do.   The  miners followed by stating what they  will do.    All this is  well enough so  far as it goes.    But it does not go far  enough.    The operators will endeavor to work their properties with $3  a day men,    The miners will endeavor to persuade the men not to accept  the rate.    All this is perfectly legitimate, so long as both sides adhere to  legitimate means to accomplish their  purpose.    When a tendancy to go beyond the scope of legitimate business  principles is shown by either party,  it will be time enough for outsiders to  enter into the controversy.    But if  one party shows a desire to leave the  differences to arbitration,   then the  other party should be forced to arbitrate; and, further, to abide by  the  decision of the arbitrators.   It is all  very well for the mine owners to take  a stand for $3 a day, and it is equally  right for the  skilled miners to hold  out for $3.50.    But if the mines can -  not   be   operated  because one side  holds stubbornly to a decision made  in secret without considering the welfare of .he other party to the transaction, then the government should put  into force the  law compelling   the  question to be settled  by arbitration,  but as yet it has not been demonstrated that there would be- much  profit in it. And it is utility that tells  in the end." ���  It is truly wonderful  how short  sighted some newspapers are.   The  Canadian press has been blinded to  the importance of a Canadian mint for  many years, and is today suffering  from the same old ailment.. How long  it will last is a question for conjecture,  but whether the newspapers of Canada interest themselves in the question  or not. it is one that  will never die,  and can only be settled by the establishment of a mint for the coinage of  gold and silver coin,   The fact that  the finance minister is not favora ble  to the question, while it may retard  the   mint some,  is not of so   great  importance.   Canada is greater than  a trainload of finance ministers, and  the welfare of the Canadian people is  not to be  "disposed" of because the  finance minister, backed up by  the  Canadian banks, is not favorable to  the establishment of a mint.   It is  just as natural for the banks of Canada to oppose the mint proposition as  it is for the gold bugs throughout the  world to oppose the coinage of silver.  It is natural for all men  to oppose  anything that   will   interfere   with  their business,   and   if a Canadian  mint were established it would give  to Canada legal tender gold and silver money instead of the promises to  pay issued hy the banks.  But the mint question is not '���'disposed" of, in spite of the statement  made by the finance minister. His  Honor Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes,  while a member of the Dominion  Senate, was an ardent advocate, and  worked hard for the, establishment ot  a mint for Canada. His son, W. W.  B. Mclnnes, has taken up the question. Last week he brought the matter to the attention of the Commons.  and stated that with the seiniorage  the income per year would be $75, -  000; the cost of the original plant,  $25,000; building, $5,000; interest and  sinking fund, 13,750; salaries, $12,-  000; giving a total annual expenditure of $15,000, leaving an annual  profit of $59,250. The high rates of  exchange and transportation would  be saved." If the ninety "millions of  gold bullion that had been sent out of  Canada had been minted here, Mr.  Mclnnes said, there would have been  a greater degree of prosperity than  had existed.  he will again enter Uncle Sam's service,  this time as a regulai.  "1 was sergeant in Troop F of the First  Volunteer cavalry, conomanded by Col.  Wood. On July 3, the second dajr of the  battle, I was serving as mounted orderly  for General Lawton. Early in the afternoon, while carrying a despatch from  him to General Wheeler's headquarters,  I ran into a Spanish skirmish line and  befoie I knew it there were Spaniards  all around me yelling like Comanches.  It was too late to turn back. I put spurs  to my horse and, drav, ing my revolver,  proceeded to empty it into the Dons'  faces.  "Well, I felt.the conventional 'stinging sensation' several times before I got  out of that mess, but I kept straight  ahead, loading my revolver as I went,  and incidentally taking an inventory of  my wounds. I found I had been shot  four times and cut twice by machetes.  "A quarter of a mile farther on I ran  into another bunch and again I had to  run the gauntlet. The proceedings of  three minutes before were repeated. I  emptied my revolver and put my horse  to its hignest speed. This time I was  shot tliree times and received four cuts  from machetes, which brought the total  number of wounds indicted on nie up to  thirteen.  "After the second adventure I had  ridden about a mile, I guess, when a  shell burst near by, killing my horse,  and breaking my right leg below the  knee in six places.    I"fel 1 to the ground,  _,_ n_ _���, �� ���_ ._ _..��_. ��_��__.'__m>-��_��r[|Tri)1||)[|)|1[1ntT|[. 1m[|  ink off Montreal  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     981.32S.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathco-. a a.id Mount Eoval, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Glouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  where I  lay until  was picked up."  four o'clock, when I  SWEET COMPANIONSHIP.  I walk the bosky path by the sea  Alone, yet not alone, for at my feet  Press the glad flowers with sparkling faces sweet  To tell their names and histories to me.  All else in mood discordant seems to be;  Harsh cries of gulls, the low waves' sullen beat.  The wind that tries its voicings incomplete.  The fog that comes in chill monotony.  Thepimpernel, where tangled violets grow.  Whispers of English Maud, loved Wordsworth  knew  Yon tall spired foxglove with its bells of blue;  Their old romance the bleeding hearts confess.  Would that life's friends  to  me might always  sh w  Such sweet companionship, such friendliness!  ���Lillian H. Shuey  KRUGJEK IN WAR PAINT.  OF PASSING INTEREST.  Jupiter is the fifth of the planets,  reckoning outward from the sun. the  earfh being the third and Mars the  fourth.  People in the arctic regions can eon-  verse when more than a mile apart, because there the air,beingcold and dense,  is a very good conductor, and the smooth  surface of the ice also favors the transmission of sound.  Signor Marconi reports that he has  succeeded in telegraphing without wires  from Alum Bay to Bournemouth, a distance of 15 miles, at a rate of 15 words a  minute. He sent 1,000 words a day and  they were easily read.  Dr. G. Carl Huber, assistant professor  of anatomy and director of the histological laboratory at the University of Michigan, has demonstrated that, contrary to  the belief of the best physiologists of the  world, the blood vessels of the brain are  controlled by nerves  WOMEN'S WAYS.  '"T^,,*-.*'"T��r,*7-���l"*W .r|; -^v^���-y; .-  .-roi-'v;: .yr-"-K^^^  Many a woman gets old looking by  worrying about the best way to conceal  her age.  Every mother thinks there is no baby  on earth like her own, and every other  mother is g'lad of it.  Tender hear led women will attend the  meetings of the Audobon society wearing  birds on their bonnets.  A girl who hesitates to marry because  marriage is a lottery will nevertheless  ask a man to buy a 50 cent chance on a  10 cent doily at a church fair.  A woman receives lots of comfort whjen  she gets her husband's life insurance,  but after she has lost it by foolish investments, she seems to miss him and to  mourn for him more than ever.  Imported  Goods of rough  texture  are Popular  this season.  0. s.  RASHDALl..  Xolnrv Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXING -XTF-HE8TS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  T. D. WOODCOCK & Co",  Old Paul Kruger is giving Great Britain "heap trouble" again, and British  regrets are loud and boisterous that the  late Mr. Gladstone abandoned the Trans  vaal Republic some twenty years ago  and not permit the side of might to I and pulled down the British flag* at Pre  usurp the power of justice.  Of all camps in the world the Slo  can can afford to pay the highest  wages. Here, where we have always held up with pride the great  dividend payers, is no place for  cheap labor. Give the men the best  wages possible compatible with reason, and the Slocan will ever be the  most prosperous camp in the world.  But let an effort he made to cut the  wages below the scale warranted by  the profits ot the mines, and we will  have a cheap camp, made up of  cheap men.  MINT OjUI-STION "DISPOSED" .OF.  It is unpleasant to learn from so  high an authority on the question as  the Nelson Miner, that the mint question has for all time been disposed of.  That journal seems to know all about  it, and since i ��� has reached the conclusion that "it is just as well''that  the advocacy of the question should  stop, we may expect the question ot  establishing a Canadian mint to be  squelched instanter. Here is what  it says:  ���'Some of the newspapers are still  discussing the proposition to establish  a mint in Canada.   It  was only the  other day the Finance Minister dis  posed of the question, for the present  at least.    He put down   his   heavy  foot and said no to it; and as parliament is doubtless at his back that  ends the matter.   And perhaps it is  just as well.   The time will  come  when Canada will  want to coin  her  own silver and gold, but at present  she can   do  without.    The   existing  desire is probably based   more   on  sentiment than anything  else.     It  would be a matter of pride to many  of us if we could  flip up a twenty  dollar gold piece of our own coinage,  toria, when, by forwarding ten or twelve  thousand more troops, the Transvaal  might have been held and Anglicized.  Since that surrender to the Boers there  has been continual trouble, and the  Jamieson raid of 1895 confirmed the  Dutchmen in their view that, if they  wanted to preserve their independence  they must prepare for war.  Now, the discovery of a British plot,  devised by the uitlanders, the British  gold hunters in the rich rands of the  Transvaal, and the arrest of the ringleaders by the Boers, has brought up the  subject of'annexing the republic in a  serious way. ���> The mistake the Boers  have made is to prevent the many thousand uitlanders from having any voice  in public affairs while taxing them for  all they are worth. The uitlanders feel  strong enough to revolt successfully and  capture the country, with .the aid of the  Cape Colony authorities. They tried in  1895 and failed. Their present "effort was  based upon promises of British support  doubtless.       ��� ;  . .The Boers claim they can govern as  they please in their own country, and  that the uitlanders are protected in their  property rights and should live according'  to the Boer laws. If there were no gold  in the Transvaal,few "outlanders" would  have settled there. ��� But that country  possesses one of the largest and richest  deposits of gold in the world. That is  the attraction for-British subjects. That  is the real procuring cause of annexation  pursued by the-party of Cecil Rhodes at  the Cape."  This process, however, is opposed by. a  considerable British element in the Cape  Colony, who believe that the Dutch  Boers should be let alone, having been  relentlessly pushed northward by the  British government to their present  resting place. Rhodes,having the strongest influence over the home government]  will probably carry out his purpose of  whipping in the Dutch Boers on charges  growing out of the present arrest of British subjects.  Had Nineteen Wounds.  A very amusing story is told of a  well-known reverend doctor, a Canadian, who visited Australia some time  ago. The reverend gentleman was very  anxious to see the! laughing jackass in  its wild state, and for that purpose he  went out one morning' to the bush. After  waiting a short time he saw one of  these remarkable birds alight upon a  dead branch ot a tree. Presently the  laughing jackass began to laugh, and  so did the reverend doctor, and, said he,  when telling the story, "It is a strange  thing, in connection'with these birds  that when one jackass laughs it always  attracts another one; consequently  another bird very soon appeared; it  laughed and for the same reason I  laughed."  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,  The Ledge office is working a nice  s.. grade job printing, and  are   being* made   to manv  shoot of hig-h  shipments  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.  Bacchus has drowned more men than  Neptune. ���        ���  Wanted.���A firstclass coat and pant  maker at once. Robie, New Denver, B.  C. _________  Gold is omnipotent, and the ducat is  his lord-lieutenant.  from  T  you ever  stop  to think  How shi-.rt life is iind  how 'lainful we often  make it for ourselves?  How little comfort  there is when the home  is poorly furnished?  How little it costs to  have ;it least a few of  those comfort-making  devices, such as rocking chairs, reclining-  chairs, divans, solas,  and easy chairs?  How much prettier  a room looks, even il*  very commonly furnished, if the curtains  are draped from nicelv  selected curtain poles?  How a few pictures  nicely framed and  hunj* from brass hooks  in the wall 'moulding,  will imoroye the appearance of the room?  How much we can  do for you in the way  of repairing a broken  piece of furniture and  making it just as serviceable as if it were  new?  WALKER&BAK. El-  Furniture Dealers,  New 1 Jen ver.  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.    The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with every thing in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.       '  John Buckle3\ Prop.  3N_IoC��=tll-u.m <___, 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  Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.   Lumber, Sash and Doors.  ;-."... 'iHeiUQ,,Tom: been out fishing  - again i.seelv  Say, how is it that  you nearly always catqh 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; I will remember that  in the future?'  Tom was quite right. You can  always get the best and latest in  all lines of  Frank Kennedy, now in Kansas City,  was wounded nineteen times ih the battle of Santiago de Cuba. He walks with  crutches, since his right leg, broken six  times,is still a'little tender, blithe hopes  soon to be able to discard them, when  Drug & fc$ook Store  !. ��� ���     New Denver, B.'-C.  Sunday houra: 2 to 5 p. m.  Juicy  Beefsteaks  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  . New Denver Meat Mar-'  ket. ..���".���  Fresh bish  From the  Bririey Deep.  5  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 M&rke  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for Mining and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City.   ..... Proprietors.  Jas. M. Patterson  Dealer in  Barter*.  Has removed from  his old stand in  The Slocan News Co. building.  to   next   door   to  Donaldson's Drug Store,  SANDON.  w  S. Dhkwky  Kaslo. B.C  .    H.T.Twk-0  New Denver, Xi.Q.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and. Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil ancl Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.   .  __rRasli(lnll & Faurjiiier, A.yents.  n    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  p| OWARD WEST,  Assoc.-? S'M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  -���������    .    & ASSAYER,  Projierties   examined    and   reported on  i'_.   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office mid-Chemical  Lalwra. n-y; Belk-  ���vueave. Xew Denver. B C.  . -y:     .  .A circus man says giraffes are worth  87,000 eaeh. No wond[e_ .they hold their  head up in the air. -���������*���  Stationery  and a complete line of  s_  Eyes tested and glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater, B.C,  J. H. MILLWARD.  ainter  Writer  NEW DENVER.  'M. L- 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 LEDU-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 1. 1899.  THE LITTLE PAPOOSE.  The little papoose is spry and spruce,  With hair as black as night,  With coppery skin and Indian grin���  A Quaint and queer young' sprite;  His bead-black eyes doth glance with glee  As he swings like a gourd on a branching tree,  Where, bunched in bark   but with small paws  free,  He hangs contented quite.  ������Suspended animation" there  Swings to and fro all day,  The little papoose has little use -  For foot-free romp and play;  But he clothes himself in a copper smile.  His small form free of clothes and guile,  And grits his teeth on an "Indian file"  In his aboriginal way.  The little papoose in a year or two  Will shed his rude bark shell,  Will race around with the native crew :���  Who with the fierce war yell  Split listening ears and rend the air,  ������'  A scalp-lock fluffing up his hair,  His eyes will acquire a bead-like stare  As the eyes of.Indians do.  The little papoose has scanty use  For the ways of Paleface boys;  His style i_ free,and his tawny head '  JIas its own idea of joys;  He would not dwell In a house shut in  Mid the city's senseless whirl and din-  He hunts for the things of fur or flu,  And a wigwam holds his toys.  Yet the little papoose is not a goos��,  But a thing fur wear and tear and use.  A hardy infant, spry and spruce  With a veteran's patient poise.  ���I. Edgar Jones.  <JtJIO._Sn_V.I-I- IN CANADA.  By A. .1. C--QOHO-N, M. V.',', Savonas. B. C.  The principal quicksilver producing  countries so far have been Spain,Austria,  Peru, California, China, Russia, Mexico  and Tuscany. These countries have all  added their quota to the world's production, and 1 predict that in the near  future, when Canada has the benefit of  the capital and brains required to make  a great financial success of the working  and treatment of low grad�� cinnabar  ores, which has been the case in Russia  and California, she will take her rank  among the foremost of this important  inJustry.  For the benefit of the prospector, before proceeding any further, it will not  be out of place to describe the ores from  which quicksilver is produced:  Cinnabar���This is the chief ore from  which nearly all tlie quicksilver of commerce is derived. In color the ore is of  a coachineal red, with a lead grey and  scailet red tarnish, but has an unmis-  takeable scarlet red streak identifying it  from the ochres or^.iron oxides, which,  although brilliantly colored, often give  a dullish brown streak with the penknife. The composition is 80.2 per cent,  of mercury, and 13.8 pei cent, of sulphur.  Native amalgam is of rare occurrence,  but in th�� mining of quicksilver ores is  figures���1 plus 8 plus 9 equals 18.  Add all four figures and they make a  multiple of each of the two last figures���  1 plus 8 plus 9 plus 9 equals 27.  Subtract the first figure from each of  the two last figures, and the remainder  represents the second figure���9 minus 1  equals 8.  Subtract the second figure from each  of the two last figures, and the remainder  represents the first figure���9 minus 8  equals 1.  Subtract either of the two last figures  from the first two figures and the remainder equals either of the last two  figures���18 m inus 9 equals 9.  Subtract the first two figures from- the  last two figures, and the remainder represents the first two figures reversed���  99 minus 18 equals 81.  Multiply the last two figures and the  result represents the first two figures  reversed���9 times 9 equals 81.  Multiply the three last figures.add the  result, and the sum represents the first  two figures���9 times 9 times 8 equals G48  and 6 plus 4 plus 8 equals 18.     ,  Multiply the last two figures by the  first two figures, add the result, and the  sum represents the first two figures���99  times equals 18 equals 1782; 1 plus 7 plus  S plus 2 equals 18.  ���Multiply the last two figures by the  second figures, add the result, and the  sum represents the first two figures���99  times 8 equals 792; 7 plus 9 plus 2 equals  18.���Chicago Record.  IS IT \vpi.TI_ THE l-EARN'IXO..  of thern smell the same, or bear the least  resemblance to each other.  The sights and sounds at night may  perhaps be due to old stories and lively  imaginations. But the fate that overtakes those that try to live on the island  and the strange plants that grow there  are facts which no man who has been  there can dispute.  _om-.some.  Laws!   Ah nevan. thought. Ah'd marry  Any other dusky coon  Afteh Zekiel died an' luf me���  Leastwise not so sinful soon���  But yo' see hit all was this away:  Topsy���that's mah olcies' gal���  Kep' a frettin"cause she's lunsome,  An' a heap o' folderol.  Now, Ah sets a store by Topsy,  Light complected, wavy hah���  Balance all is kinky niggahs,  Black as Carolina tab-  So Ah sets up nights a-thinkin"  An'cudgelin'mah brain,  An' a-wonderin'���"Shall Ah marry  So she'll quit a-raisin', eain ?"  That was Hezekiah Judkins,  Pow'ful han'some as to looks,  A n' he wore a standin' (.'ollah.  But he nevah was wuth shucks.  Brotheh Haskins���that's our preachah���  Made a heap o'eyes at nie,  But. he'd done boxed two a'readv.  Coteh me bein' number tliree.  J.K.CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  Reports made on Mining Properties  in any section of Kootenay.  | CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS;  ! Eureka No. 2 Lot2_8_,   Mineral Hill Lot __ .5  I Mineral Claims.  SANDON,  B. C.  Hotel  j Situated   in the Slocan -lining Division   of  i        West Kootenay District.    Where located:  On north side of Sandon Greek, opposite Si .-  can Star mine, one mile east of Sandon, B. C.  j nPAKE XOTICE that   I., Robert  E.   Palmer.  ! L   agent for the War Eagle Consolidated-Fin-  ling  and   Development. Co.,  Ltd,  free miner .  Ceit. So. 13171A, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof,    to    apply     to     the     .Mining    Recorder   for   certificates of improvement- for ]  the jjurpo.se of obtaining crown grants of the  above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.'  Dated this 1st day of June, 1..-.  Juel K.J- PALMER.  Tyro, Tyro Fraction and   Hoatswain  Fraction Mineral   Claim.  ��-_Sij-P-ll!  AND SCO LINE.  For those who want the  L-MO   I    when going VV CO   I  To any point in United States or Canada  Is it, worth the learning',  This love they bless���  Pale lovers yearning  For happiness ?  Why do they glory in the night ?  Wl1.1t drenin is theirs of proud delight?  Is it worth the learning?  My heart is burning;  It cries to trie.  Is it worth the learning ���  What this may be '?  Why do I walk alone all day *.  ''She is In love," the maidens say;  Is love with learning ?  Was it worth the learning ?  He kissed my lianu!  Is love worth learning?  I understand.  Though love ma3r come and love may go  It is tlie only thing to know-  Love's worth the learning.  ���John Davidson.  DEAD    MAN'S    ISLAXD.  Ole man Bumpus owns a dirt, cart,  An' puts on a heap o' style.  But he's got eight pickaninnies���  .Mos'too many fur dis chile.  So. to please mah Topsy, min' yo'  Twasn't 'cause Ah cared a cent,  Ah done married Jurdaii Sandahs,  S'^'s to (mil. a-payin' rent.  Zekiel wasn't dead a fortnight  Till Ah made my second choice,  An'���thatdo seem right smart funny���  ISrolheh Haskins tied the splice.  But now Topsy's cuttin'coim-jines���  Reckon like as not she's mad���  'Cause huh mammy cotched her sweetheart;  Iani-onie, hey ?   Hit shore is bad.  ���L. N. Becman.  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON. ... . ...  R.   CUNNING-,   Proprietor.  ��� Situate ill the Slocan Mining Division of West  I Kootenai'District.   Where located:  About  j one and one-half miles south of New Denver.  i T"AKJ- NOTICE that I, W. S. Drewry acting as  ' 1 .agent for the Northwest Mining Syndicate  I Ltd. Fi-e Miner's Certificate Xo. 3_'*i<*A., intend  ! sixty days irom the date hereof to apply to tlie  Mining 'Recorder for .certilicate.? ot iriiprove-  ' incuts for the purpose of obtaining Crown grams  ! of (he above claims.  ;    And further take notice lhat action under sec-  I tion :17 must be commenced before the issuance of  i such certificates of improvi-Pcnts.  I    Dated this Pith day of May, 18-!';  j my 18 W. S. DRKWRV.  DR. MILLOY,  NTIST  Blaje-tlcaixl Unexpeet.-d Miiu-ral Claim-  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily for St. Pa  Thursdays   for   Montreal   and   Boston;  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  First-class Sleeper on all Main Line Trains.  Tickets issued and Baggage checked to destin  ation.   Xo Customs Difficulties..  .0_NE-T10.\'S  Kevel.-toke and main line points.  S:-i:M. Daily: lv���Den ver C. Siding���ar: Daily IS. 50k  8-3-k ex.Sundlv X. Denver Ldg:' arex.Suri.lG-OOk  .VKI.SON, THAU., I'OSSI.AM), KTC.  :��:..0i. ex. Sun: Iv X. Den v-r.Ldg: arex.Snn 1-I.00k  ii  of  :  On  Rooms in Virginia Blk,   Sandon.  met with in Mexico,  Mercury iodide is also rare and is met  with in Mexico, having a reddish, brown  color.  Selenide of mercury has been found by  many of the searchers for this metal,and  the writer has identified some crystals  from the mercury properties of Hardie  mountain, Copper creek, B.C. The ores  of South America are dark steel grey in  color.  Cinnabar was first found about four  years ago as float on the north side of 1  kaii-loops lake at Copper, but owing to  the ignorance of the original finder, the  specimens lay around the Savonas hotel  until an enterprising and learned prospector identified the ore which resulted  in the location of the group of claims  now owned by what is known as the  Cinnabar Mining Co.  However, it seems a pity that through  the fault, ignorance, and gross mismanagement of the concern, that the whole  district should be held back in its progress, although there are vast deposits of  ore, running from 0.50 to per cent, and  over, remaining practically untouched in  the vicinity.  About $50,000 has been thrown away  in work and in tlie erection of a Granza  furnace, tramways, etc., and has only  produced 128 flasks of quicksilver. Of  this amount 121 were produced by  means of cast iron retorts, and seven  flasks by the Granza furnace.  As instances of successful treatment,  the following data will be convincing:  At the Almoden works in Spain, during one season of 197 days, two channel  furnaces were kept running continuously, treating 17,210 tons each in 24 hours,  or 3,103,102 tons in all, at a cost of sixty  centB'per ton. The quantity of quicksilver producedwas 178.25 tons. The expenses of calcination f  -At  the month of  between   two   narrow  island known as Dead  patch of ground  acres in extent,  almost inaccessi-  more   grewsome  rir__it*__t a a  17.11,-  Labor about.  .Coal;...-���.:-.,.'.  $881 00  936 00  Total:;;,...,,.:... ....$1817 00  Tu8cariy-rAt Monte Amiata the cinnabar bearing tufta carries from 0.35 per  cent, aiid upward. The Carmak Spirek  roasting: oven is in...use and is said to  treat 0.4-per cent;.ores',at a profit. ,..,.������������.  Peru���Tlie famous. Hu^ncavelicaCinnabar min. has given: oijtja yield of 104,-.  045,200 Iba'.of .mercurv valued at $67,269,-  380, at a cost of $10,587,000; '  In conclusion, it is evident from the  data given that low- grade ores, of even  one half per cent, can be profitably  worked, and British Columbia only  awaits the advent of a concern which  can put this latent industry :dn it_ fei^t  again by the employment of competent  men wlio understand the business and  are capable of overcoming the many difficulties attendant on the treatment of.  the different grades and classes of ore to  obtain the best results.  The district surrounding Savonas is of  peculiar interest to the geologist and the  miner, especially the occurrence of native copper and other copper ores in the  tertiaries of Copper creek, and I. believe  another year will see both cinnabar and  copper mines in full and lastiinr working  order.  ,''���".  FIGURES OF THE PRESENT YEA.K.  Cedar Bayou, Tex  Trinity rivor,  passes, is an  Man's island. It is a  hardly more than ten  low and swampy and  ble; but it contains  stories and strange vegetation than any  other piece of ground of equal size in  the whole state of Texas.  Dead Man's island has always been  known as such as far back as the oldest  inhabitant can remember. During  Mexican rule, and up to the time of the  outbreak of the war for Texas independence, the island, and much of the land  surrounding it, was owned by the  Anahuac tribe of Indians. Dead'Man's  island is said to have been the individual property of the last chief of the tribe.  He; was murdered there when the  Mexicans were driven from the old  town of Anahuac, for treasures he had  in his possession, supposed to have  been,left in his care by some of J_afitte's  men.  From that day to this the island  seems to have been a fatal place to all  who have settled upen it. Some hunter  or fisherman<tak'es possession of it every  year, thinking to break the fatal spell,  but none so far has been known to  escape with his life. Some die suddenly, without any apparent cause; others  disappear mysteriously, and are never  heard of again. Some-are murdered by  unknown agencies, others take their  own lives, or lose them by flood or  hre, or are destroyed by lightning and  the sudden coming of storms.  The boatmen passing* the island at  night report many strangle sights and  sounds. The Indian maiden and spectral canoe have been met by many, a  mile or more .from shore, and at such  times when their stancher crafts had all  they could do to combat the storm and  waves and live. Often, in sailing  through West pass, piercing cries, as  if caused by mortal pain, reach their  ears At other times, usually on calm,  starlit nights, the sounds of'mirth and  revelry fill' the air. These things happen, and are heard and seen, when it is  known that there is not a living soul on  the island.  All this is ascribed to the curse of the  old Indian chief, who was murdered for  the supposed treasure in his possession.  The scenes, and sounds at night-are certainly uncanny enough to come from  such a source." But if the nights around  Dead Man's ��� island are uncanny, the  days'upon.it are noless so.       " -.  :  On the north side of the island is a  fringe,of lowvAhorny bushes, the leaves  of wiiichj toward autumn, turn'gleaming red, hang pendant, and resemble  dripping drops of blood so closely as to  startle the oeholder. The foliage is  very scant, with only two or three  leaves to the  twig.   'On the topmost  California  Wine Co_,  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers  The  Siluatc in the Slocui -lining Divi..i<  Wesi Kootenay District. Where locate!  Payne Mountain, near Sandon  'PAKE XOTICE that; I. Francis .1. O'Reilly,  1 agent for Frank If. Bonnie, free 'tniiiei's certilicate Xo 1081'. A. and Charles French, free  niiner's certificate Xo. li'as. intend, sixty  dav* from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Kecorder for certilicate.? of , improvement, for the piirp.j.se of obtaining Crown  grants of the above claims.  And further hike notice that action under  tion :i7 must be commenced, before theissu;  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of May, lftn..  my I " FRANCIS J. O'REILiA  ec-  ance  Nakusp,  ; a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay*  Mrs. McDougald/  Travelers  Will Hud the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI can City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  Monday, M-n. uy  Fractional,   Sunshine,  Ka.311 Fractional, Yakima, Oregon  and Mine Mineral  Claims.  Situate in the Slocan -lining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: At  the head of Howson Creek.,  ���"PAKE XOTICE that I, William ... Drewry, aet-  1 ing as agent for tlie Sunshine Mining O.nn-  Dimit-d. Free .Mim-r's certificate  12H71 A. inlend. sixty (lays from tlie date  hereof, to apply to the* Mining Recorder for  certificates of'improvements, for'the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificates of improvements.  Dated this 31st day of October. 1898.  W\ S. DREWRY.  Ascertain rales and  full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B, GARRETT, Agent Xew Denver.  W. F.  And'Tsun,  Trav.  Pass. Agt.. Xelson.  E. .1. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  Mow to get there is via O. P. Ry & Soo Line.  k  SYSTEM,  XEDSOX & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUXTAIN RY CO.  The all rail-  between  and direct route  the  Kootenay  ..District and..  Xo.'l  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  ocan  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  ___        _ . . .  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading:  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver,  B.0.  NOTICE    OF  ADMINISTRATORS  CREDITORS.  TO  Philip G. Moses, of Forty-fifth' street,  sends in some mathematical facts in relation to the figures contained in 1S99.  It seems that the year contains the figure 9 in a great-many combination's, several of which are pointed out. by Mr.  Moses as follows:���  Add the first two figures.and the sum  equals each of the last two figures���1  plus 8 equals 9.  Add the last two figures and the sum  equals the first two figures���9 plus 9  equals 18.  Add the first tliree figures and fhesum  equals the fir_t two figure-���i pills 8 pju8  9 equals 18. -  Add the first,, second and.fourth figures and  the  sum   equals  the first two I  tw^gs hangs a, large fruit, which; at a  diatande appears to bb olue, but which  upon   closer  inspection proves to boa  deep purple in  color,  and in shape resembles a human heart,.very closely.  /When'touched wifch the Hah.l itiseeins  ;t.o shrink, aiid'quivers visibly, and feels  cold and clammy.   It is said  that the  juice of this fruit,  pressed out and prepared in a certain way. .makes, a very  iPowerfulintoxitaiii;.: 'The bushes, from  the shape of their'fn.it,  probably, are  known anions* the hunters and fishermen in the vicinity as Indian heart, and  o-.ow .nowhere except on the island.       j  ..ear   the center of the  island is a  small pond, around which grows a plant  that resembles the banana in  leafage.  In the late autumn it bears a peculiar  fruit.'   This fruit is shaped exactly like  a human -hand, except that it has only  three fingers and a thumb.  The fingers  and   thumb   show    the   joints   of   the  knuckles   -very   plain, y,   the   tips are  furnished -with-a 'hard substance for  nails*,   and the   palm   shows the same  lines that are seen  in the human hand.  The part of the fruit representing the  hand wrist is coppery in color, but the  fingers are red, as if bloody with murder.    Some   fishermen  claim   to   have  eaten of it, and say that it tastes like a  half ripe plantain.  There is another shrub that grows on  :the islarid which is a' strange mixture..  !No tw'6.leaves.oii'it are alike in shape,  size or color. It blooms profusely all  the year round, but the flowers are of  every variety imagiaable, and no two  The  prettiest  spot  for homes  on  Slocan  Lake.  For  residential  lots,  Call upon���  Slocan City.  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. M.Carter,  of Revelstoke, B.C., solicitor for Thomas  Todd, the administrator of the estate,  full particulars of such  claims on or before the 15th day of June, 1899; and that  after the said loth 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 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  the  said administrator  had not notice at the time of the distribution thereof.  Dated this loth May, 1899.  Geo. S. McCarteb,  ' Solicitor for the said  Administrator.  Havana  Mineral Claiin.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about one  and one-half miles from Three Forks, B. C.  TAKE NOTICE that I, E. M. Sandilands. F. M.  C. No. 11132A, aprent for Henrietta Glntzbur-  ercr. F.M.C.No. 3291.. intend, .0 days from the dale  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this _th day of March, 18A.0.  ADMINISTRATION   NOTICK.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons  holding- claims against the estate of Frederick B. Jeffery, late of New Denver, B. C, tinner and plumber, deceased, are requested to send  the same to Wm. Lowe Jeffery, at the store and  residence of the late Frederick B. Jeffery, New  Denver, B. C., 011 or before the 15th day of June,  1891), and all parties indebted to the estate of the  late Frederick B. Jeffery ai e requested to call  and settle the same on or before said date.  Dated. May 29th, 1899.  WM. LOWE JEFFERY. Administrator.  AH British Columbia Ponts  Pacific Coast Points  Puget Sound Points  Eastern Canada and the ,  United States.  Connect., at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. m.  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.  SLOCAN LICENSE DISTRICT.  ���VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under.  11 mentioned persons have made application  under the provisions of the "Liquor License Act  1899" for hotel licenses at the places set opposite  their respective names:  JOHN MADDEN, at Slocan Citv,  JOSEPH PAYNE, at, Slocan City,  G. S. AYLWIN. ut Aylwin Townsite, near  New Denver,  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,  International Navigation &  ' Trading  Company.  KEEFER & WALBEY,  near Nelson  at Collins ranehe  A meeting of the Board of Licenre Commissioners of the Slocan License District will be  held to consider uch applierttious at the Court  House at New Denver on Thursday thefiiteenth  day of June, 1S99, at the hour of eleven o'clock in  the forenoon.  Provincial  27th. 1899.  T. D. DkkBRISAY.  Provincial License Inspector  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. ni.  INTERNATIONAL  & TRADING CO.,  Kootenay Lake and River  TION  NAVIGA  operating on  Police Office,   Robson, B.C., May  J.  Silverton.  M. M. BENEDUM,  FOR CROI IERS- BEADS, St An-  thou v'.s Medals. Little Chaplet of St. Anthony and Cancelled Postage Stamps, write to  Agency Bethlehem Apostolic School, 153 Shaw  St., Montreal, Que.  S, S. INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  in., 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. & N. train,  to and from Spokane at Five Mile-  Point.  P,A.flii.ero��  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  Hay and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  are  ly ways  .Livery arad- Baal Stables.  r_>*&/^_t'"V&  .    T_A/ fo  PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVANCOUVER and NELSON.  B.C. ^  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B.  C..  'Of lifting the load of  trouble from the  shoulders of the  weary, wayworn  traveller as he passes on his way. To  know just what to do and when to do ic  has puzzled the minds of some of tlie  greatest hotel men bi' the a.ii-e. We do  not claim any great superiority over  others, but we have learned by elose  attention to the' requirements of our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the comforts and popularity of our  house. Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when the clouds of adversity  darkened the trails of every  Kootenay, and they are  with us still now when  the ' -suns   of  prosperity  S. S. ALBERTA.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Fi rry,  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 G-reat Northern  Railway for all points east and west.  Steamers call at principal landings  in both .directions, and at other points  when signalled.  Tickets soM to all points in Ca ada  and the United Statas. To ascertain  rates and full information,  address���  Robert Irving, Manager.  Kaslo, B. C.  1(1'  camp m  (9  shine forth in  making mellow  of man.  splendor  the heart  .JAOOBSON&CO:  ELandcn, B. C,  Assay Price  List:  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each  "-i.-wi  Gold, Silver mid Lend, combined  :< mi  Gold and Silver   _ no  Silver and Lend  _ 00  C<ii>ner (by Electrolysis)  2 no  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  _ .10  Silver and Copper  2 50-  Gold. Silver and Copper        ���   soo  Platinum  5 0.  Mercury  2    '_  Iron or'Manc-ane^e  2 06  Lime, Magnesium. Barium, Silica. Sulphur, each  _ 00  Bismuth.Tin, Cobalt, Nickel. Antimony.  Zinc, and Arsenic, each .'.. 4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter. Ash.  and percentage of Coke, if Cokiiifr  coai).... ;.,...   Terms:   Cash With .Sample.  Jnne_0tti. 1R9...  FRANK DICK,  Assayer n.n(l  Ann list  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  'To and'frem European points via Canadian  and.American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and_7ull information to any C. P.  By ..Rent or��� .  '���''. .'   '      ' G-. B. GARRETT,  C. P. R. Agent. New Denver.  WM. STITT, Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg. THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 1, 1899.  Sixth Yeah  -   S_.OCA>T   ORE   SHIPJIEXTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994  tons.     January-. 1st,    1899,   to  May 26th:  From Sandon.                                Week. Tota 1  Payne    250 ,5,131  Last Chance........      60 2,180  Slocan Star      20 143  Sapphire  18  Coin.  12  Ajax  40  Sovereign ��� 20  Reco    180  Ivanhoe  llj��  Treasure "Vault.. ���. ll2  Trade Dollar......            ��� 18  Liberty Hill  3  Madison       15,. .15  From Three Forks  Idaho Mines  6<5Q  Queen Bess  1,180  Wild Goose  15  Monitor  260  From Whitewater.  Whitewater      64 !W5  Jackson.  477  Bell   ��0  Wellington  '"    11  From McGuigan.  Antoine   45  Rambler....  2:)_  Dardanelles  10'��  Great Western  48  From New Denver.  Bosun.....      -0 -500  Marion  20  From Silverton.  Fidelity.-. ;...,. 3  Vancouver  320  Wakefield       ��80  Emily Edith  60  Con-Stock...   120  Total tons..........     _���_!�� 13,877  SEVERELY CRITICISE!. ,  -TaiuiB-meiit   of 'Hall   Mines Questioned  by Stockholders.  mountain The experiments with the  diamond drills had proved an absolute  failure. He had. been informed by experts out there that this had been a g*ood  propertv in its time, but that it had been  verv expensively and grossly mismanaged. Under the circumstances, he  would be verv sorry to put any more  money in the hands 'ot these people to  be squandered over again. The shareholders would be nothing but a parcel  of idiots to come forward and subscribe  ��50,000, to be placed in the hands of  men who had already made such a desperate and hopeless 'mess of the whole  concern'.  The chairman stated that the mining*  expert who had .visited the property  stated that it was one of the best managed mines he had ever been in;that  the ore was being taken out cheaper  than the ore of any mine, in Canada,and  that the smelting works were the best  ^managed and best put up that he had  ever seen.     __________  MARTIAL T.AW IN I>KFIN-TEI.Y.  THia is the Decision of Gov. Stueneiiberg  of Idaho After Iuvestigatiugr.  with satisfaction; and it is further recommended that a resident inspector  should be appointed at least for this important mining section.  6th. That the practice of employing  uncertiried engineers for technical positions of responsibility- in the mines Of  this province, which lias heretofore prevailed, is to be condemned, and that in  future the strictest rules should be-'enforced, and that if the present mining  act be insufficient for this purpose it be  amended at the next, meeting-of the  legislature. __      _ __^_____  THE GARDEN CINDERELLA.  An extraordinary general meeting  of the Hail Mines, Limited, was held at  Winchester House, Old Broad street,  London, E.G., recently, for the purpose  of considering and, if deemed expedi  ent, passing the following important resolution:���        ;  "That the capital of the company be  increased to ��350,000 by the creation of  50,000 new ordinary shares'of ��i eack,  and that the said iiew ordinary shares  be issued or disposed of to such persons  on such terms and conditions in all respects and at such times as the directors think fit."  The chairman said that the circular  issued with the notice calling the meeting was so clear in conveying to the  shareholders the object for which they  were met that day, that it would be  superfluous for him to refer to the matter at any great length. The board had  found it necessary, in order to carry on  the compairy's business, that they  should obtain more capital. They came  to the conclusion that the best way of  obtaining that capital was by an issue  of debentures; that when the debentures were issued to the shareholders,  the directors did not find so much encouragement as they had hoped for.  They had been told that in order to ensure these debentures being taken up,  they must make them convertible into  ordinary shares. The shareholders had,  therefore, been called together to sanction an increase of the capital with that  object.  The reasons why additional capital  was required had" been already communicated to the shareholders 'at the  meeting* in December last, both by himself and by the report of Mr. Hardman  ���a scientific gentleman who had been  sent out to the mine.   It was necessary  that the development of the mine, iii  order   to   make  it   more   productive,  should  be  pushed  ahead  of  stoping  work.   In the next place it was necessary to satisfy the requirements of their  bank by reducing the company's overdraft, in order to  bring it down within  the amount for which the bankers held,  security.   Then it was desired, whenever a suitable opportunity presented  itself, to instal the property with electricity, which -''ould very much reduce  the cost of working botli at the smelter  and the mine.   They were advised that  by the expenditure of ten or twelve  thousand pounds they could reduce the  cost of power at the smelter and on the  mine, so that in two years they would  be repaid in reduced costs the whole of  the disbursements they would make in  putting up those works.    Until the directors; however,  were   satisfied with  the permanence and productiveness of  the mine they did  not propose to enter  into such an expenditure.  Mr. Shelton, a shareholder, severely  critised the management, and said that  he also had been on the property. He  knew for a fact that about 100 tons per  day of almost worthless ore was smelted  and to bring it up to any value at all  they had a small pocket out of which  about twenty-five tons of really valuable ore were taken. When he was there  the smelter was closed down,the reason  given being that the men had gone out  on strike. That, however, was perfectly absurd. He considered it an arrangement got up by the manager, who  wanted an excuse to discharge a number of men. Notwithstanding that the  smelter was lying useless, a considerable force was kept ou and paid. Had  the staff been discharged during the  time the smelter was lying idle,it would  have meant a great saving to the shareholders. The general impression was  that the smelter was entirely over-built.  Any sensible men would have first discovered ore and then put up the smelter, but in this case the cart was put before the horse, and when the smelter  was finished it was found that there was  no ore  Another mistake that the directors  made was in not developing as they  went on. As far as he could gather, ah  order had been sent out from here that  development should cease altogether.  When development was stopped in a  mine it did not, as a rule, take long to  exhaust the quantity of ore opened up,  and that was the case here. When he  was out there they had three months'  ore to work; they were sinking a shaft  which they hoped to finish m three  months, and they expected to strike a  valuable body of ore; He would like to  know if that shaft, which they were  sinking in July and which they had ex-  Eected to  be 'finished in  October, had  een completed, and, if so, if the expected ore body had been struck.  With regard to the overdraft from  the bank, it would have been far better  if the board had said to tlie shareholders  "There is a large over draft,from the  bank, and we consider it better to pay  it off than to pay you ten per cent, and  leave this millstone round your neck."  He thought it was very foolish of the directors to pay that ten per cent. (Applause.)  The smelter, in his mind, was a far  more valuable property than the mine  itself Tt was only a nupnosition that  there was any ore whatever in the Toad  Gov. Stuenenberg "may be depended  upon to maintain martial law in Shoshone county, Idaho, so long as the situation may required In an interview he  made'public his views and his intentions  in regard to the,labor troubles. He remarked :���  "In dealing with the conditions at  present existing in Shoshone county, it  is the purpose of the authorities to restore pe<*.ce and safety to the law-abiding  inhabitants of the county, and to punish  and totally eradicate from this community a class of criminals who have for  years been committing murders and  other crimes in open violation of the  law.  "To this end I. shall exercise the powers vested in me to the fullest extent  necessary. It is the intention that the  protection of the law shall extend alike  to the men who labor and the men who  employ. There will be, and is, no war  'upon organized labor "as such, but certain so called labor organizations,as they  exist and have existed under various  names and at variousji.imes in Shoshone  county, are. not to be considered with  law-respecting labor organizations elsewhere. They have been, and now are,  controlled by desperate men, who use it  to support them in their lawlessness,and  through it keep the sympathy and imp-  port of labor organizations elsewhere not  conversant with conditions here. These  desperadoes stop at no crime, either upon the law-abiding members of their own  organization or business men or laborers  or mine-owners, and thus terrorized the  entire community.  "Law-abiding and law-respecting labor  organizations, here and elsewhere,should  hasten to disclaim any and all sympathy  with the organized reign of terror that  has prevailed in Shoshone county for  some years past, and, as in this case,  when the same has been carried on in  the name of those who toil, the speedier  should be the disclaimer; and in disclaiming they should further lend every  effort to assist in the prosecution and  conviction of those who, by their acts of  lawlessness and crime, defame the cause  and misrepresent the true mission of organized labor.  "Certain of the county officers, whose  sworn duty it is to preserve order and  protect property, have for years been  either in sympathy with criminals or intimidated by them, and in applying the  remedy nothing less drastic than-the disease itself will cure. There can be no  compromisewith ;crime nor with criminals; and further, in the performance of  my duty, there will be no subserviency  to any private interest. .All good citizens are urged to co-operate with the authorities in carrying this purpose into of-  fect.  "The wage rate in the Cceur d'Alenes  is the highest for similar labor paid in  vhe United States. Laborers are assured  that they can come here and work and  receive that protection to which every  American citizen is entitled. Every resource at my command will be used to  this end; and they are further assured  that none of the present safeguards will  be withdrawn until those certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying  and defending life and liberty,acquiring,  possessing and protecting property, pursuing happiness and securing safety,  guaranteed by our constitution and dear  to every American heart, are firmly and  lastingly established." ,.  The pear tree and the cherry tree were dressed in  snowy white.  But  the tardy  little apple tree was in a sorry  plight,  For it couldn't boast a blossom, and it wasn't tine  at all,  And the doleful little apple tree felt very, very  small.  But spring-, the fairy of the world, still lingered  on her way,  And she waved her magic wand  around, and  magic words did say,  And with  an answering  blush  and smile the  happy apple tree  Came r>looming,out in pink and  <rhite, the pret-  ���    tiest of the three.  ���Martha Burr Banks.  We are all familiar with the delicious  smell of clean linen just brought in from  the clothes line; it is especially noticeable during the winter, "when so much  frozen linen must be brought in to be  dried in the house. The smell is not  only delicious, it is extremely refreshing'. Discussing this subject'The Lancet says that the atmosphere of an  apartment may be charged with ozone  by bringing into it damp linen sheets  that have just been exposed to a dry,  sharp wind. Bring them in and shake  or iwave them about and the whole  character of the air will be changed.  This simple and effective method of  changing the air will be valuable to  those in charge of invalids; where there  is sickness it is,, so necessary that the  air should be kept pure, and'tlie means  of ventilation are not always adequte.  Nothing could be simpler than this  method recommended  I. v The Lancet.  Carloads  of Flour  and Feed  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 the best place to get it is  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  A Scottish preacher who found his  congregation going to sleep on Sunday  before he��� fairly began, suddenly stopped and exclaimed :  "orethren, its nae fair. Gie a mon  half a chance.' Wait till 1 get alang,  and then if I nae worth listening* to  gang to sleep, but dinna gang- before I  get commenced.   Gie a mon a chance."  HAULING CONTRACT.  JOHN WILLIAMS.  i  Dealer in  IMPORTED  A'ND DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN>TOBAGOOES,  PIPES, &C.  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  Hunter Bros.  SANDON:  ROSSLAND  ' SANDON.  Wholesale   Winesy Liquors  and Cigars.  All orders by mail promptly attended to.  f f i f f f f f f @ f $ ^ $$f��^ ^ ��$ ff f ff ^^��$^^  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  Tenders are invited for the hauling  for one year of .he entire output of  ore from the Whitewater Mines and  Jackson Mines to Whitewater Station,  and for up-freight to the same Mines.  Tesders for each mine to be made  separately.  For f'uli particulars applv to  BOX12C,  V,   KASLO, B. C.  , ^o test the skill of theii*'workmen a  French company, at their works at Sper-  nay, recently caused.a locomotive to be  "mounted,"or built-up, piece.by piece,  as soon as possible! It was finished in  56 hours.     .       "���:''',"'?     ,' ���'-'������.' '  '  Potatoes for sale. Half a carload, just  arrived. Will be sold reasonable. Applv  P. O. Box 39; Slocan Citv.-    /   ���        .*   "-  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Established 1895.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  OLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. (J, Sugar Refinerv and Royal  City Planing Mills."  WE ARE GIVING SPECIAL  ATTENTION TO  ES  SANDON. B. C.  Mining Stocks .bought and Sold. -.General Agent  for. Sloc_.li Properties.       Promising'   Prospects For Sale. ���  F;E. MORRISON,r}Ds.  :,y-yDEN:TISTv'/'':  Grown, Plate and Bridge work.  Office,'Broken Hill Bile.   Nelson.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  ,..'���      *       Telegrams for, rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE,     ..-���   ;     -,     ......   .     ^. Proprietor.  D  R. AS. MARSHALL;.  Dentist.  Kaslo. I. C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago ' . ���  BRICK  FOR   SALE.;'  . JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  .     NEW DENVER.  Sent by mail for  EP  We ex-  Ringleaders Indicted.  The United States court have found  indictments against the ringleaders and  400 others of the Cceur d'Alene rioters  for conspiracy to interfere with the U. S.  mail between Wallace and Wardner on  April 25. Those specified in the indictments and supposed to be the ringleaders number about 40, and include many  of the leading men of the camp.  OWING TO CABELHSSNESS.  Upon receipt of your watch  amine it, then drop vou a post card,  stating what repairs are required  and the cost. By the time we have  received your remittance, your  watch has been repaired and regulated and is ready to return.  awoke. Union-inade Cigars  oyal  Little  1,  :_1_<  Koofo  Mi  nay  Bird  Be_ll<  OOO  All work Guaranteed.  War Eagle Company Censured by a Coroner's Jury.  In the coroner's inquest over the  bodies of the miners killed at Rossland  last week, the jury returned a verdict  as follows:  1st. We find that the deceased came  to their death by the skip falling to the  bottom of the shaft, which was caused  by the slipping of a bolt out of its posi-  tion,and that the machinery in question  was defective, inasmuch as safety pins  should have been inserted in all the  bolts to protect the nuts of said bolts.  2nd. In view of the fact that certain  defects took place previous to the present accident, we are of the opinion that  men should not have been permitted to  ride on the skips until such time as the  machinery was perfected beyond a rea  sonable doubt.  3rd We are also of the opin'on that  a daily renort should be made by the  engineer-in-chief as to the working order of the machinery, and 1 hat this rule  should be strictly enforced  4th. We would also strongly recommend that a certified mechanical and  electrical engineer should be appointed  to examine all mining machinery in  operation.  5th. We would further recommend  that the government should- appoint  several mining inspectors, aw in our  opinion the duties imposed on the present one are greater than he can perform  Agent  for   the  famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  Q. W.'QRIMMETT, ;  Jeweler and Optician,  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  Are the best Union-made Cigars on the market,  See that the "Blue Label',' is on every box and is  stamped-The Kootenay-Cigar-  Jjf CO.. Nelson, B. C.,'TeI. 1.18.  P. O. Box 126,  Pal ma  Angrignon  _NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Dray ing*. learns meet all boats and  Trains.  pjieo'  I have the largest stock in B. C.  and examine the  Call  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,  ,C. 

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