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 7  Volume IV. No. 44.  NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 29, 1897.  Price, $2 00 a Year.  GOLD   HUNTERS  Clondyke, or Bust! Is The Cry  as They Rush Northward.  netting-  for  THE   COAST   GONE   WILD  Crwoded Steamers Depart for the  Yellow Metal District-A  Novel Company.  The steamers Portland and Queen  left Seattle last week crowded with gold  seekers bound for the Clondykej The  George W. Elder leaves to-morrow and  if more steamers were available they  would have plenty of patients.  The most vigorous plan of the many  proposed for 'the gleaning of wealth  from the mines of the Yukon, and the  men who will flock to them, will be  carried out by an organization of 20  employees of the Seattle & International Railroad. The 20 have combined,  each depositing $600 in a common fund.  Robert Moran has agreed to build for  $5,000 in 90 days a steel-compartment  boat, 60 feet in length by 12 feet beam,  to be launched in six inches of water.  He has guaranteed that the boat will  be in such shape that the 20 men in the  company can easily put the parts together "on Lake Linderman. The  boiler��� will have' a pressure of 250 pounds  to the square inch, and the engines will  be 40 horse power. A speed or 10 miles  per hour is guaranteed. The cargo capacity will be 20 tons. The 20 railroad  men "will pack the steamer across the  summit and set it up on the Upper Yukon. Ten men will stay by the steamer, doing a transportation business.and  Five yards of mosquito  each man.  Three suits heavy underclothing.'  One heavy mackinaw coat.  Two pairs heavy mackinaw pants.  One heavy rubber lined coat.  One dozen heavy wool socks.  Half dozen heavy wool mitts.  Two heavy (yvershirts.  Two pairs heavy snagproof rubber  boots.  Two pairs shoes.  Four pairs blankets (for two men).  Four towels.  Two pairs overalls.  One suit oil clothing.  Besides these thing's each man procured a small assortment of medicines,  and each is provided with several  changes of summer changes.  The above outfit cost in round figures  as follows:  Groceries ..'';.���  '���.'-. ..:...$ 40 00  Clothing.....     50 00  Hardware...... ................    50 00  Total ..........;...,...$140 00  Fare to  Dyea and incidentals bring  the expense of prospectors up to about  $175 each.  10 will go prospecting'. A sawmill Avill  also be carried in, and the boat so arranged that it can be beached, and will  furnish power.to operate the sawmill.  The company will go prepared to do 10  year's business.  I'HOVIKIOXS  VOll   A   YUKOXKR.  All sorts of advice and information  is heard  at every hand upon the subject of an outfit for a prospector headed  for the Yukon.    While the miners and  prospectors who have been  to Alaska  invariably advise intending gold hunters to take an outfit weighing from 1,-  500 pounds to a  ton and a  half, it is a  fact that  very few of those who are  going and those who have   already departed have taken anywhere near the  amount advised.    What the result of  this failure to follow the advice of those  who have had experience in the Yukon  cannot be   known   until next   spring',  when the icy fetters of the frozen Arctic  region release the prisoners of the winter and give their stories to the world.  Many of those who are starting now  are doing' so with an  entire capital of  not over S300, whereas the returning  miners advise a man not to think of  going with less than $500 to 8750, or  even   81,000.   However,   conditions of  transportation and supply are changing  almost daily, and the  lukoners are relying on improved facilities which the  old ones knew nothing'   of.   The   main  items of a model outfit have been compiled as follows:  Bacon, pounds. 150  Flour, pounds 400  Rolled  oats, pounds  25  Beans, pounds 125  Tea, pounds  10  Coffee, pounds.  10  Sugar,  pounds ;  25  Salt, pounds.."..  Pepper,  pounds.  Dried' potatoes, pounds....:  25  Dried onions, pounds     2  " ' " 15  1  75  8  2  i  12  9  1  1  Dried fruits, pounds   Baking powder, pounds   Soda, pounds   Evaporated vinegar, pounds...  Compressed soap, ounces   Soap, cakes   Mustard, cans   Matches (for four men) tins   Stove for four men.  Gold pan for each.  Set granite buckets.  Large bucket.  Knife, fork, spoon, cup and plate.  Frying- pan.  Coffee and tea pot.  Scythe stone.  Two picks and one shovel.  One whipsaw.  Pack strap.  Two axes for four men and one extra  handle.  Six 8-inch files and two taper tiles for  party.  Drawing- knife, brace and bits, jack  plane and'hammer, for party.  200 feet g-ineh rope.  Eight pounds of pitch and five pounds  of oakum for four men.  Is!ails, five pounds each of (5, 8, 10 and  12-pennv, for four men.  Tent," 10x12 feet, for four.  Canvas for wrapping-.  Two oil blankets to each boat.  BEWARE OF THE FUOZEN NORTH.  A despatch from San.Franeisco. dated  July 22nd, says:  The Alaska Commercial Company's  steamer Bertha arrived from Unalaska-  Bay, with 500 tons of concentrates from  the Appollo mine, at Unga, and a bar  of bullion from the same source. She  brought no gold from the Clondyke.  Capt. Hays, speaking of the Clondyke,  said:  "The fact that the new gold fields  are 2000 miles from, St. Michaels, and  that the difficulties of transportation are  innumerable can not be too forcibly  impressed on intending prospectors.  The newspapers would be responsible  for the loss of many lives and a great  deal of suffering and hardship, if they  did not strongly advise tlie ���-public that  the river Yukon, now that the mountain j  torrents have ceased running, is very I  low, and much of the 500 tons of supplies  now awaiting transportation cannot  possibly be conveyed to the destination  for some time."  Messrs. Sloss, of the Alaska Commercial Company, are equally frank. One  of the firm said:  "What we most fear is that the  excitement will cause many people to  rush northward without properly considering' how they are to live through  the winter after'they get there. We  have now about 5,000 tons of provisions  on the Yukon, and are sending- as large  additional quantities as possible, but we  are not able to say whether the supply  will he equal to the demand, nor when  the supplies will reach their destination, with any certainty. The stern-  wheel steamer with which the Excelsior  will connect will he the last this season.  It will reach Dawson with a barge in  tow about September 1st, and must immediately return, as the river usually  freezes over early in October. It is for  this reason principally that we have declined to carry more; than -the usual  complement of"passengers on the Excelsior this trip. We could easily have  constructed accommodations for another hundred, but preferred to utilise the  space for supplies to feed those already  there and on their way."  GOLD SHIPPED  IN liARlt_XS.  A Whatcom tailor has received the  following letter from his brother in  Alaska: "Things are booming, and  the country is immensely rich, much  better than is reported. Anything you  hear, you believe it. I saw coal oil  cans full of gold at one claim, and there  are about 500 just like it. The claims  would average about 500 feet spuare,  with about 5 to 8 feet of pay dirt; saw  them clean one sluice box and the gold  was visible in piles. A fellow ran his  shovel handle through it and worked  the gravel and sand out, and when he  got tlirough he had,a pile about the size  of my hat. (How's that?) But this is a  hard conntry, and no pudding- for anybody,and generally when a man strikes  it he gets out of the country. The boat  left two days ago, and one store closed  to make ready to ship the gold. There  was so much they shipped it in barrels.  Well, 1 don't expect to g-et many barrels, but 1 do expect to get one small  one. The wages are S15 for miners and  ��10 at ordinary work per day."  VALUE OF YUKON* GOLD.  A despatch from San Franciso says:  Assistant Weigher W. A. Under hi 11," of  the Selby  Smelting Company, says of  left the season last spring for the Yukon  country.    Phil left "Whitewater   March  5th, and after spending a while at the  coast,left Seattle March 16,Juneau March  20, Dyea April 16 and going by Lynn  canal and   the   White Pass arrived  at  Dawson City in June.   He reports the  diggings of the Clondyke rich beyond  belief and that the men who went in last  summer have   as a general rule made  good stakes, but lays great stress on the  dangers and hardships of the trip to and  existence   in   the country.    Provisions  are scarce, flour is anywhere up to $75 a  sack, beans worth almost as much as the  nuggets they mine and bacon not in the  market at any price.    Work at from $10  to $15 a day is plentiful for those who  have a year's supplies but the miners  will employ no one  otherwise as food  and not men is the  scarcity.   Phil and  his partner took in 2500 pounds of provisions with them, which,  after having  them packed to the head of Chilcot pass,  they hauled down to Stewart river on  sleds and to Clondyke on a boat which  they made themselves.   They now hold  one full claim, a half  interest in another  and a quarter in a third, and consider  the result most satisfactory, but advise  those who are doing well in the Slocan  to stay there, jand those who have not  sufficient means to carry them through  any emergency to stay a long way out of  Alaska and the Clondyke.  Where   the   Yellow   Grow*.  SILVER FINDERS  In and About the Great Slocan  Mining Division.  MPORTANT STRIKES MADE  pany,   no   contracts   having  The" tramway is to be sui:  Work on the Montezuma Concentrator Started. Items From Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Trout Lake.  John Wallace, who discovered the  Whitewater, near Nelson, some years  ago writes to a friend from the Clondyke on May 14. He states that up  to that time he had not" found any  very rich ground, although 45 men  had taken out about $2,000,000 in  dust from two. creeks running into  the Clondyke. He says that bacon is  $1,50 a pound, flour $1,30,and miners  shovels $20 each. He also says that  the weather last winter was mild, the  thermometer never going below 72��  during the entire season.  Gone   to   Clondyke  James McDonald, who recently  made a stake out of the California,  left New Denver, Sunday, accompanied by Andrew Tunks for the  Clondyke. It is their intention to  take in a years supplies, and give  the country ,'i fair trial. They are  two square men and a host of friends  wish them luck in their sphere of  operations.         Information Wanted.  Wm. Bamfield, of Nakusp, B. C,  wishes to know the following about  Clondyke:  The cheapest way to get there ?  Can dogs be used for hauling goods  on the Chilcat Pass, or any portion of  it?  How far is the White Pass from the  sea, and the Yukon river, and can  dogs or pack animals be used on all  the portages?  Knights   of   Pythias.  All members of the New Denver  Lodge No. 22, Knights of Pythias, are  requested to attend meeting' on Monday  next, August 2, in the new"Castle Hall,  Clever Block. All proposed members;  whose applications have been accepted,  are requested to attend also.  C. F. Nelson, W. J. Spaul.  C.C. K.R.S.  The Alpine Group.  A payment of 810,000 was made this  week on the Alpine group. This group  is owned by Stege, Clever, Hcakinan,  Crawford and Pass, and is under bond  to A. Dick and  A.  B.  MacKenssie  for  ��30,000.    Development work is proving  the property to be rich in free milling  ore.  gold  the jrold from tlie Yukon:  "It is a fact that the Yukon gold is  not as valuable as that produced in this  state. We have found that there are  from 50 to 100 points more of base  metals in the northern product. The  base metals are iron, lead and a few  others, and there is a large quantity of  silver also. We look principally ' for  the gold and silver. It is the iron that  gives the Yukon gold its fine rich color.  Of course, the other metals decrease the  value a little. Th- nuggets from the  Yukon are worth 817 and ��18 per ounce,  and the gold dust is worth Sl.'i to ��17  per ounce. With the California gold  the value is about ��1 an ounce more;  that is, nuggets run from ��18 to 819,  and gold dust never less than ��17 per  ounce."   I  Sews   From   Clondyke.  Frank   Fortin   received   last   week  a  letter from bis brother, Phil Fortin, who  The Pilot Bay Smelter.  Contrary to the positive statements  made in some Kootenay papers the  Bank of Montreal has not sold the Pilot  Bay smelter to tha Omaha-Grant Smelting company. The smelter is, or will  be sold, but not   to the Omaha-Grant  people.   The Thompson Group.  The balance of the bond, 8-0,0:>O due  in September on the Thompson group.  will be paid next week.   The property  will be stocked and placed on the market in London. England.  The Wilson Road.  Two men are at work on the Mount  Mable group of claihis.  The: Robin, near the Alpha; is being  surveyed for a crown g-rant.  ! A   rich, strike is   reported   near the  Glacier, opposite New Denver.  U. N.Clay is prospecting for the Missing Link lead on Lemon creek.  Cube galena has been found on La-  forme creek in the Big Berid, above  Revelstoke. *    '  The ore from'..the new', strikes near  New Denver is some of the prettiest stuff  from anywhere.  Sniail, Nelson and Burns have located  a claim. they call the Pill Ponnder, on  California mountain.  Capital is starting this way again after  a lull of a few months, and some large  sales are stated for the near future.  Two men are doing the work on tlie  Dolly Varden, a claim adjoining,the  Iowa" Boy? - The Dalhousie leady.pass.es  through this property.     ���, ; y  The owners'of the. Slug Ten group  will run in a hundred-foot crosscut tunnel this fall, to tap the three leads exposed during assessment.  Tlie power of attorney given on the  loth of January by C. W. Callahan to  Percy William Evans, of Vancouver, has  been revoked by Mr. Callahan.  Three feet of good concentrating' ore  has come, into the face of the tunnel  driven on the Canadian group. ,.A mill  will probably be built at this property  next year. ���  Taylor and Murphy have a group oi'  claims on the north fork of Ten Mile  that gives assays of over -100 oz. in  silver. They have a bond in sight on  the property.  The assessment work just completed  on the Lone Lake, a claim at the head of  Granite creek, has shown up two streaks  of ore. one 0 inches and the other 8  inches in width.  Glacier mountain, across the lake from  New Denver, is said to be staked from  bottom to top. There is one mammoth  ledge running up the peak, easily traceable from the lake shore to the summit.  The Eagle's Nest, a claim on the divide  between Lone Lake Basin and Brindle  Basin is looking very well. Tlie vein . is  about S feet wide and made up of concentrating ore with several streaks of  almost clean carbonates.  Frank LoCasto has just returned from  doing the work on the Kootenay King,  a claim near the Glacier on the South  Fork of Kaslo creek. He brought down  some very line specimens of ruby silver  ore taken from this property.  It ie to be hoped when the parti, s fortunate enough to locate tlie late finds  near town have expended work enough  on them to show up properly, they will  place them at once in the hands of capital, that the properties may be made  great shipping mines.  Three new tunnels are to be started on  the Reco-Goodenougb, which will make  five tunnels on each lead. Two of these  tunnels, one on each lead, will have  the rails laid to dump in the tramway house, the site of which has already  been decided upon. The aerial tramway  will be 9,000 feet long, and will run to a  large concentrator that is to be built at  Sandon, near the C.P.R. depot.  N. W. Fessler, S. Wright and J.  Franz, who are interested in the U and  I group on Ten Mile, struck another  big thing last Saturday morning. This  time it is on the Boomerang group, two  claims owned by them just below the  U and I. In doing their assessment  they made an open cut in the main  creek bed and succeeded in showing up  twelve inches of solid ore. It is of high  g-rade nature, carrying zinc and gray  copper and is very .similar to that of the  Enterprise. This strike with that  made on the Kalispell and Slug Ten  a-roup and other properties is forcing |  Ten Mile to the front.  THE    AlONTEZUHA. |  has been let to the Edward P. AlllisCo.  of Milwaukee. Wis. Thos. Mitchell  will superintend the construction which  will be done by the Montezuma, coin-  been let.  by the  Mine and Smelter Supply 'Co. of" Denver, Colo. It is the Bl'eichart system  and is to be something over 8500 feet  long. Contracts for the road from  South Fork to Nashville are let and  construction will i.e started at once. It  is the intention to have everything in  working* order and the concentrator  running in 90 days. In the meantime  not a great deal of work will be done  in the mine except some contract tunneling now under way. It is the intention to have 60 men at work on the  concentrator, flumes, tramway, etc., in  side of two weeks.  AINSWORTH.  The Neosho made a shipment of rich  ore last week and is. looking more favorable than ever with development.  The ledge on the Albion was struck  last week at 390 feet and is now being  crosscut.   It is 40 feet wide at this level:  G. M. Parsons, foreman of the No. 1,  received distressing news of the illness  of his wife last week and left immediately for his home in Nova Scotia.  Work on the Highlander tramway is  progressing rapidiv and the track "has  been cleared and ties laid for the  greater part of the distance. The machinery for the concentrator has arrived at Five Mile Point and the work  of installing the plant will be commenced shortly.  Considerable real estate has changed  hands lately and a good deal of building-  is under  Gar  under way; A. L. Stalberg- is building  an assay_6ffice,- and Wim Lingard and  to take out ore easily and are sinking  directly upon it. They have also cut  out about a mile and a half of trail.���  Kootenay Mail.  KASLO.  ivt��J Altuv^l ��    c*a_va   ugov/u.   vtWll Ut   l./ill IV*. I ll��i  iride.r way and contemplated.   John  rdner, of No.jl, has a nice residence  Phillip McGregor will build residences  in the near future, besides which a  number of other buildings will be started in the near future.  On the Black Diamond everything  looks more favorable than ever, four  ore teams now being kept busy carrying the product down the hill. * A shaft  house has been built on the Little Donald and the work generally is being  carried on vigorously. At "the 60-foot  level drifts both ways have been driven  80 feet and at 145 feet 75-feet have been  run north and south showing the ore  continuous everywhere. On the Black  Diamond the upper and lower levels  have been connected, making' a continuous passage throughout the whole  working* and making the already remarkable showing even better than  ever  [From Our own Correspondent.]  Hugh Sutherland,  of Winnipeg, spent  Sunday in Kaslo.  The Ibex Company has taken offices  in the Victoria House.  Maxwell Stevenson, general agent, oi  the Risdon Iron Co., of San Francisco,  (Spent a few days in town this week.  The McLeod Gold & Silver Mining Co.,  owners of the Little Phil, Little Mamie, \  etc., have taken offices in the Langhazoi  block.  Jack Warne and G. A. Eastman went  to Nelson on Monday to start development work on some properties on Toad  Mountain.  Frank Longford, formerly forman of  the Tariff, Ainsworth, returned last  week from an extended trip to the Fort  Steele district in the interests of Braden  Bros.  W. H. Goodwin, of the firm of W. H.  Goodwin & Co., of Kaslo, left on Tuesday for Montreal where he will accept a  situation as managing director of the  Eumamlen Patents Co., of Spokaue.  During his absence his father, W. Goodwin, will carry on the business at the  Kaslo branch, and Mr. Goodwin will  carry on a general mining business in  Montreal as well as attending to hia  duties of general manager. Homer  Morrison will accompany Mr. Goodwin  to the eastern meteopoli-.  WHITEWATER.  ; Frank Fortin went out- to Marcus on  Friday last.to .'jm'rchase'ten. pack animals  and a team of draft horses which he will  put to work on the Jacckson road.  . Contractor Carlson put 45 men to work  at the Whitewater last week to extend  the wagon road to the mouth of No. 10  tunnel.  E. W. Cummings went up on Friday  last to lay out the concentrator site at  the Jackson mines. The wagon road Is  now completed and in good condition  and it is the intention to go ahead with  the concentrator immediately.  Bartlett Bros, have 30 pack animals at  work in Whitewater Basin now and  brought down the first car of ore from  the Ibex Saturday for shipment to  Pueblo.  A good deal  here about the  treated by the  to their school.  of dissatisfaction is felt  way  the town has been  government with regard  There are now some HO  children on the roll here, and yet no  adequate provision has been made for  school accomodation. One of the school  board has endeavored to communicate  with the provincial authorities on the  subject, but so far has not had the satisfaction of obtaining an answer. It  seems a shame that a community which  pays as much into the Provincial treasury annually as Ainsworth does should  not at least be able to have the benefit  of good schools.  W  A.E.Arnold is surveying the townsite of  Whitewater and it is the intention of the  owners to plaee lots on the market in the  near future. There are four interests in  the townsite, Geo. Alexander and David  Moore one-third each, and IsaacWaldron  and W. R. Winstead one-sixth each.  A   LUCKY   WALK  TROUT   LAKE   CITY  opening  The plans and specifications of the  wag-on road from New Denver to Three  Forks are ready  and  tenders will  be  called for this week. Tin; road will be  nine feet wide and four turnouts will be  put in to every mile.  Work was started on the Montezuma  concentrator last week. Bunk houses  and boarding houses have been built  and a force of men is now at work  g'radiug- the concentrator site. The.  contract for the concentrator machinery  The  townsite company   are  and grading several streets.  Mr. Magee of the Kootenay Lumber  Co., contemplates putting in "a lumber  yard here.  The officers of the Wagner group were  in town last week on their way to visit  themine.  Men "are clearing the lots for Wilson's  store, part of the lumber is on the  ground and Mr. Graham, of Trail will  build it.  The contract for the record office lias  been let and work will commence in a  few days. It will be completed in less  tiian six weeks.  John Stobart and E. L. Kinman have  located two very promising claims near  Haskin's point and about two miles from  the lake. The lead is strong and well  defined with good values in gold, silver  and lead.  Another promising group is the Silver  Ball located on Five Mile creek, about  five miles from the lake. The ore is  cube galena and gray copper. The  owners, Johnston & Co., are workers and  will begin developments as soon as supplies can be taken up.  The wagon road to the landing will soon  be impassable,two wagons upset Monday  and buried tliir contents in tlie mud.  With 20 four-horse teams on the road  and 130 tons of delayed freight lying at  Arrowhead and Thompson's Landing  that they are unable to touch, something ought to be done to raise the block-  ade. :  On Saturday Wm.Taylor and Amos  Thompson took a stroll up the mountain back of New Denver.    Near a  little lake,  and about a mile from  town is a claim called the Queen City  located in April by Arthur Brindle,  but upon which nothing of any richness   had been discovered.   Taylor  and Thompson ran  upon a ledge in  place upon this claim  which shows  from 12 to 18 inches on the surface ol  good ore.   They immediately returned to town   and   bought the   claim  along with the Albion, on Fidelity  Bluff  for  $150.    On Monday   they  staked several extensions, and it looks  as though New Denver would yet  have mines at its back door.  C. P. K. Reaching Out.  Mahon  and  opening up  Jas.   M.  have been  are very mucli  ance.    It is on  ed about one mile from the Horne-l'ayne  townsite.    They have a splendid chance  Dr.   McKechnie  their claim  and  pleased with  its appear-  Surprise creek and situat-  Engineer Perry and corps of surveyors were engaged the past week in  making a survey of a line from Three  Forks to Bear Lake, it being- the intention of the C. P. II. to build a road between these points. It is also quite  probable the road will be pushed on  from Bear Lake to Whitewater. The  road will be built at an early date, it  being the evident purpose of the company to get into the rich mineral sections as early as possible and participate in tlie handling of the great ore  output. The proposed road will greatly  benefit this section in that when it is in  running- order it \v\\\ bring most of the  travel and freight this way instead of  it going out by the way of Kaslo.  Knight's   of   Pythias  t  Hall  New Denver Lodge No. 22 Knights of  Pythias will give their First Annual Ball  on Thursday, Aug. 12th, 1897. The New  Denver Orchestra, has been engaged for  the occasion, and a grrnd time is assured. Tickets will be on sale at Nelson's  Drug Store, New Denver, and the members of the Lodge in neighboring towns.  Tickets (including supper) $2.00, Ladies  Free.  u- THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 29, 1897.  Fourth Yeah  HOW   THEY  HEARD  OHIO.  LA   PRIMA   IN  THK MAX OF IT.  "Did I hear Madame Prima Sing- V"  Well, I noticed her quaver,  And wabble and waver,  But hearing V   Well, that was a different thing  For I had a seat on Ilie outside edge.  Jammed in as tight as a wooden wedge  In a hickory log-, and there I sat,  Dodging the high proverbial hat;  But onoe in a while I'd tunnel through.  And the great La Prima met my view.  A i>etrilied smile adorned her face.  And, being a stranger to the place,  Of course she never could find the way,  And so, like a boat in a foreign bay,  The impressario sought her side  And towed her down, in her stately pride,  Her train flowed out, like a vessel's wake ;  She shut-nod a little and gave a shake.  Came up in the wind and luffed and tacked,  While the little-tug man swiftly backed  And the orchestra signaled "Toot! toot, toot!"  As La Prima anchored and gave a salute,  Oh, yes, 1 heard La Prima sing.  To my right sat a man with a cold and a cough  Who sneezed till his head came almost off,  And I wished it had.   Then a mongrel dog,  Which seemed to be doing the town incog.,  And proceeded to tell it right out loud.  Then some one had brought a baby there  Whose harmony matched its lack of hair,  It howled a very monotonous air,  And just as La Prima took high E  It pitched its pipe in another key  And struggled to carry her up to G,  Oh. yes, I heard La Prima sing.  She winked and blinked and wrinkled her nose,  Sin; obened her mouth to swallow her foes,  Sank back again to a normal pose,  Then suddcnlv reared and raged and rose  And wiggled and waggled and stood on her toes,  ; It was something marvelous, 1 suppose.  But we couldn't tell, as a man remarked,  Whether she coughed or cried or barked !  Oh, yes, I heard La Prima sing.  THK WOMAN  OK  IT.  Oh, yes, 1 heard La Prima sing.  She had on a bodice for a goddess.  Indeed, the whole gown was the sweetest thing!  The waist was chiffon, and cut quite low,  And the skirt had an apron front, you know ;  And the colors were lovely, cerise and green,  The prettiest shade of Vile I've seen,  Then it must have been nine yards'round, and  fell  In those ripply folds I like so well.  Her,voice ?   Why, soprano, I think, and Oh, yes !  The skirt was made ot a satin ducheese  With a train, Marie Antoinette, pguess.  Then the bodice was also Antoinette,  With a point, you know; and tlie neck was set  With the dearest, sweetest jeweled net,  0-, I almost forgot her Van Dykes i   They fell  From the bodice, of course, and they did look so  swell.  They were sapphire blue, and they matched so  well.  Then a belt with a buckle of jeweled gold;  ' Of course it was hooked to make it hold,  But the buckle itself was awful sweet,  And then to make the whole thing complete  Those bewitching sleeves!   They were point de  gene,  And instead of being balloon or plain  They had each three puffs; I thinkit was three,  Was she good ?   Why. I'm telling you, can't you  ���������������   see?     i.' :���  They were just the kind of sleeves for me;  Add that point de gene; well, you never saw  One-half the effect with nioussliiie do sole.  W_at did she sing V   Why. I don't know,  But I'm awfully glad I heard her though !  .r-3. E. V. Cooke, Cleveland, in New York Sun.  men are working on the mine now,  and. it is expected that 100 will be  employed before the summer is over.  A large concentrator will be built as  soon as the machinery can be brought  in. There are over 20,000 tons of  concentrating ore on hand. Two big  Burleigh drills and an electric light  plant will be put in this summer.  There are 75 tons of ore. sacked for  shipment, and as soon as the wagon  road to Three Forks'is. in good shape,  the Star will ship ore. The owners  have promised to supply the C. P. R.  with at least 200 tons per month during the summer. Most of the concentrating ore will concentrate 4 to 1  and some of it will go 2 to 1.  We are delighted with the Star,  and hope its health will continue to  improve until it gives Canada the  proud distinction of having the greatest silver mine on earth. ���New Denver Ledge, May 23, 1895.  THE   FAMED   CLONDYKE.  According: to Keports These Far North-  AVest .Placers Are tlie ltlcliest  Ever Known.  story rivalling- in  UNDER THE GROUND.  Or the   Upraises   and  Down   Phases   of  Life In a Mine.  We   visited the Slocan Star mine  last week, and it is a star beyond a  doubt.    It should have been called  sun, instead of star, for it is the daddy  ol all the mines in the district up to  date.    To get to the mine from  New  Denver requires four hours of steady  . and swift leg exercise.   It is uphill  all the way, especialty after Sandon  is passed.   We arrived at the mine  just as the gong sounded for dinner,  and after sitting in with the boys for  a brief period, Bruce White took us  in tow and conducted us to the lower  tunnel, the   running  of which   lias  made   a mine of the  Star  and   a  certainty of good times in the Slocan.  Lighting a candle we enter the  tunnel and do our best to keep on the  plank in the centre of the tramway.  The candle only makes the darkness  visible and finally retires from active  service through the agency of a  splash of water. * As we get nearer  the end of the tunnel we can hardly  distinguish anything for a time, owing to the dense clouds of dynamite  smoke that hug the sides of the tunnel, and as we look around at the  sickly light from the miners' candles  and watch the grim figures of the  men at work with drill and hammer,  it puts us in mind of what hell would  look like without the brimstone and  fire. In this tunnel, 460 feet from the  top of the mine, we saw five feet of  clean and fifteen.feet of concentrating  ore. and concluded that we could  pay a million dollars for the property  and. not lose on the deal.  After breathing the compressed air  and examining the walls of tlie tunnel, we proceeded to No. 3 tunnel,  higher up the mountain. In this  tunnel we clambered up and down  ladders into stopes and niches of dif  to re nt sizes until we were as black  as the historical ace of spades. But  we saw something that millions of  people have never seen. Gentle  reader, you have read fairy tales of  caves plastered with gold and precious stones, that sparkled as the  bandits turned up the light. Well,  that is something like we saw in the  Star. In one place, not blackened  by powder smoke, we flashed our  candle to and fro and watched the  bright and glistening galena shine  under the feeble rays of the popular  underground illuminator. We also  saw a winze. There is nothing  strikingly handsome about a winze.  It . has a large   mouth   and is   only  Sax Fkaxcisco.-���A  intensity of interest that told of the fabulous wealth of Monte Cristo was related by the passengers of the little  steamer Excelsior, which lias just arrived from St. Micheals.  Millions upon millions of virgin gold,  according to the story, await, the fortunate miner who has the hardihood and  courage to penetrate into the unknown  depths of the Yukon district. There  was tangible evidence on the little  steamer of the truth of the story told by  the passengers, for in the caoin were  scores of sacks filled to the very mouth  with dust from the placers of the far  frozen north. The amount brought in  is variouslv estimated at from ��500,000  to 8750,000'.  There came in on the Excelsior some  forty people, among them some women  from what is known as the Klondyke  district, although only fifteen of these  had actually been engaged in mining.  There were among them men who had  been for more than ten years facing the  dangers and hardships of the frozen  north in the hope of making a rich  find, but who signally failed. But now  they come back with' fortunes in their  grip sacks: and untold millions to be  picked up in the country of which so  little is known.  The new Eldorado lies just across the  Alaska boundary, in British territory.  It is of recent discovery, but already  there are at least 3,000'people on the  ground; and more are flocking- in that  direction as fast as transportation can  be secured.      .  The discovery of the Clondyke regions present a "story that is uniquely  interesting.' Around Forty-Mile, oil  the Yukon, is a tribe of Indians known  as. the Sticklers, and with them is a  man who-years ago was knoAvn as Geo.  Corinack, but who is now called "Stick  George.1'  In September last, at the head of a  party of Indians, he left his hut, near  Forty-Mile camp.and started in a southerly direction, saying that'ho intended  to find a new g-oid field before his return. He came back two weeks later,  and startled tlie miners with tlie announcement that forty miles away gold  could be found in plenty.  The streams abounded in the yellow  metal, and all that was needed was  some one to pick it up. Many persons  flocked to the place, and in "time the  word reached Forty-Mile camp that untold riches could be found along the  bottom of Bonanza creek and its tributaries. Men who had failed at the for-  mrr camp immediately packed up their  bag-gage and set out for the new fields.  It was a hard and trying journey, but  that was nothing with the promise of  millions at tlie end of the route.  The following is the extract front a  letter received by the Excelsior, just  arrived from Alaska. It was sent from  the Clondyke region by a prominent  and wealthy young business man of  San Francisco to his brother in this  city.  "Tlie excitement on the river is indescribable, and the output of the new  Clondyke district almost beyond belief.  Men who had nothing last fall are now  worth a fortune. One man has worked  forty square feet of his claim and is going "out with ��40,000 in dust. One-quarter of claims are now selling at from  815,000 to 850,000.  "The estimate of the district given is  thirteen miles, with an average  value  "I. was among the first to arrive, and  to that fact I attribute in a measure  the success I had, though I do not bv  any means say there are not other  claims just as good as mine, and still  others which have not been located.  "How much did I take out ? Oh, that  is something which I do not care to sav.  People have told all kinds of stories  about my wealth, putting it from 8100,-  000 to 8300,000, but that is a mistake. I  brought down with me, 'well,, 865,000,  though, as I have not had the dust  weighed yet, I cannot be certain as to  that." __________  In the Black Hills.  Deadwood, S. D., July 23.���The Rua  group on Squaw creek has been sold to  John W. Gates, president of the Illinois  Steel company, and J. A. Drake, treasurer of the Indiana, Illinois & Indiana  road, who will proceed to develop at  once. There are eighteen claims in the  group, and the ore is a s',:ceous of high  assay value.  There is considerable activity in other  minerals than gold in the hill's at this  time. Copper is being prospected with  success at various points; the Harney  Peak Tin company is paying up it's  taxes and giving notice that it will resume soon; the Illinois Steel company  which is taking-150 tons of ���manganese  properties in 'this vicinity, and is expected to make offers for them, and  work is being done on bodies of two  rare metals, 'walfram and manacite,  found in the southern hills.  Homestake mining stock, of a par  value of 8100. has recently been sold  here for 810, and more is wanted at tlie  same figure. This is tlie first sale of  Homestake made for months, and calls  attention to the enormous dividends  made by the company, which now  stands at the head of American gold  mines in tlie amount of money returned  to stockholders. The Homestake,  Highland and Deadwood-Terra, all  owned by the same people, the Naggin-  Hearst-Daly interests, are stocked' at  827,500,000," Avhieh represents about  8500,000 of actual cost. Thev have paid  so far in dividends 810,839,918 of which  the Homestake has paid more than half  and all have paid something within  six months. Tne Homestake is paying  3 per cent, per annum on its capital,  and has ore blocked out for like dividends for tlie next thirty years, without  interruption. They are clown 900 feet  and are all within a radius of a mile,  6�� miles from this city. A few years  ago the value of Deadwood-Terra ore  had run down to $1.50 a ton, necessitating, a reduction in wages to permit the  operation of the mine, but lately the old  value is coming back, and it is expected  that in a few months it will be at the  earlier standard.  Blacktail divide is coming into prominence as one of the good camps of the  hills, and daily shipments are now made  of about fifty tons.  The. immense porphory dyke that  stands several hundred feet high on the  north side of Squaw creek, northeast of  Ragged Top. has been assayed in various parts and found to be mineralized  all over from 85 to 8i per ton. There  are many millions of tons in this dyke  and many similar although smaller  dykes are in the same neighborhood.  "A large body'of 820 . ore has been  found in "the Zin'k & Crossfeid property,  near Maurice.  The Deadwood and Delaware smelter  is now receiving two trainloads of niiii-  treating  need a wife. I'm 47 years old, and I've  worked so hard up to" now that I've had  no time to mingle in society or meet  young women. I want a home of my  own and a companion who will sit at  my table opposite me and pour the tea  at every meal. I've always been a  great admirer of the American women  ���from a distance, you understand. I  don't care anything about a title. I'd  marry a poor New York girl as quick as  quick as the richest duchess out of a  London drawing*-room. All I want is a  good wife." There are immense numbers of Americans who have that article  but they are not ready to give them  up.  Bryan's Residence.  The east-bound Burlington flyer  stops at Lincoln, Neb., for one hour every afternoon. That gives time enough  for sightseers to pile on to a trolley car  and ride out to Seventeenth street and  have the Bryan house pointed out by  the conductor. If the tourists happen  to be silver people���aiid the train from  tlie west brings a great many of that  kind���they get off and spend all the  time at their disposal rubbernecking  in front of the home of their idol. They  gather leaves and blades of blue grass,  and even pick bits of bark from the  Bryan trees and add them to their collections of precious relics.  THE   SPECKLED   BEAUTY  In the brooklet's icy deeps    .  For tlie fly  Now the trout before lie leaps  Skins his eye,  For ho fancies in his speckles,  All equivalent to freckles.  That he knocks the urban shekels  High and dry.  On the hyperbolic curve  See him jump,  Like the milkman full of nerve  At the pump.  And the angler's madly spitting  Wild profanity befitting  The occasion while he's sitting  On the stump.  Now, this youthsome, toothsome fish,  Speck and span,  As the dainty of the dish  Leads the van.  And he makes the poet flutter  When his tail begins to sputter  In the bacon or the butter  Of the pan.  Oh, the trout's a bigger fish  //-'   Than the whale,  Therd is music in the swish  ./', Of his tail.  'Ne'ith his light the perch and catfish,  And the thin fish and the fat fish,  And the fish|ball, and the flat fish  All must pall.  Foj the-'speckled beauty" hip,  Hip hooray!  For he makes our fancies skip  In their play.  From our piscine visions never  Can the trout his glory sever.  He's tho fish of fish forever  And a day. ,.       ,     .  ���R. K. Mmikittrick.  era! daily and treating 900 tons every  24 hours. It has just completed ore  bins to hold 3,000 tons.  The Hardin Mining company, in  Two-bit gulch, will at once erect an  air compressor'capable' of running fifteen drills, and will later make important additions to the property. A town  wi[I also be platted at the mine, which  is now in the hands of Chicago men.  Florence Nightingale has just entered her seventy-eighth year. She has  never recovered from ' the hardships  she endured in the Crimean war. Since  1S55 she has rarely been totally free  from pain. She received her 'Christian  name from the town in which she was  born���Florence, Italy. Her family  name is not Nightingale, but Shore,  her father being a Nottingham banker  who inherited, the estates ol Peter  Nightingale on condition that lie assume the name.  Mabel���Why are you putting on your  lovely light-blue stockings and Avhite  lace petticoat in such a muddv town as  this?  Edith���Because it is a muddv town.  Cigarette Smoking.  found in tunnels. When found on  the surface it is called a shaft.  When it commences life from the root  of the tunnel instead of the bottom, it  is called an upraise. When it meets  a congenial upraise and the two become one, it is called an air shaft.  There are many things to see in a  mine, but daylight is as scarce as  fiddlers in heaven.  There is enough ore blocked out in  this mine to keep a large force of  men employed for ten years. Another tunnel, No. o, has been started,  and others will be run until a depth  of 1200 feet has been gained. Twenty J  J. L. Lippy, who up  was secretarv of the 1.  of 8300,000 to the claim, in Avhich some  are valued as high as 81,000,000 each.  At Dawson, sacks of dust are thrown  under the counter for safe keeping*.  "Some of the stories are so fabulous  that I am afraid to repeat them for fear  of being suspected of the infection.  "Labor is 815 a day, with board, with  100 day's work guaranteed, so you can  imagine how difficult it is to hold* employees.  "If the reports are true it is the biggest placer discovery ever made in the  world, for, though other, diggings have  been found quite as rich in spots, no  such extent of discovery has yet been  known which prospected and worked  so hig*h rig*ht throuyli."  to a vear ago  M. C. "A. at Seattle, brought back S("5,000 ingold.dust.  He had most of his pile in a large grip  sack, and it was all he could do to carry  it down the plank.  Mr. Lippy Avas accompanied by his  wife, who went with him to Forty-Mile  camp, and endured the hardships of  life in that part of the world. When  seen at the Palace hotel, Mr. Lippy  said: .  "The place is rich; wonderfully so, I  might say. It would be impossible for  nie to'even calculate its richness. 1 am  loth, however, to talk of its wealth, for  the reason that it might induce* people  who are not fitted financially or otherwise to go to that district. It is not by  any means an easy undertaking. Tt is  filled with difficulties and trials such as  one. can scarcely dream of, but if a person is inclined to take the risk i do not  believe he can lose by it.  "The new mining camp was discovered in September last and there are  now 3,000 people on the ground. The  place is about forty miles from Forty-  Mile cam]), and has been called Dawson Citv.  The New York Herald in an editorial  says:  The   evils   of    excessive    cigarette  smoking- are often enough emphasized  by the death of a victim to give seriousness to the warning of danger to  such as cultivate the habit.  The case of the late Mr. Bissell is a  fair sample of its kind. The result  was foreseen by his friends but timely  warning was of no avail. Death occurred from inflammation of the brain, evidently caused by the poison of tobacco"  It would be Avell if the thousands of  cigarette smokers of the land could  take this lesson to heart. While using  tobacco in its most objectionable form  they should also note the fact that in  early life they are most susceptible to  all the bad effects of the weed.  It is impossible to estimate the  amount of mischief that this most pernicious practice entails. There is no  vital function that it does not injure.  Whatever may be said in favor of tobacco as a nerve sedative, there is  never any need for it in any shape by  the young. If it does not spend its  force upon the brain it injuriously affects the digestion, paralyzes ' the  healthy energy, interferes with nutrition, induces troublesome palpitation,  damages the eyesight, ultimately leaving the subject a nervous wreck entirely unfitted for the business of life.  What  more can be said against cigarette  smoking   as   practiced    by  the  g*eneration ?  "Have you bought any fire-works to  celebrate with?" inquired" Broncho Bob.  "I should say I have," replied Derringer Dan, "four gallons." '  The Filbert, in Sandon, is noted for  the delicate flavor of its morning* cocktails, f  The  Nakusp  Sawmill  Having- placed some new machinery  in our Mill, wc are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  PRICE LIST:  Roinrh Lumber, narrow, $10 o0  wide, $11 00 to  1- ..  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long, ll ..  8 ' to 24 ' 12 ..  21 'to 30 ' 13 ...  Flooring. T.& G.(i " 20 .  "              ���'      1 " 22  V joint Ceiling, ���* 22 '.'.  "Hustle,      " 19 ..  Shiplan, 14...  Surfaced Dressee*, 13 ..  \ liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  Journalism  in   Japan,  ,'Japanese journalism,"says a missionary's wife, "is a singular profession in  many of its features. There is practically no such thing as freedom of the press  in Japan. Whenever a newspaper publishes something unfriendly to the government, it is suppressed, and the editor  is sent to prison. The real editor is  never imprisoned though. Every newspaper has what the Japanese' call a  'dummy editor," and it is his sole duty  to go to prison every time the paper is  suppressed for offending the Mikado.  Then the real editor changes the name  of the paper, and keeps on publishing it.  Dummy editors spent most of their time  in prison."  Thomas J. Lipton, a Scottish millionaire, who gave an eighth of a million to  the Princess of Wales' fund for the  poor, has made known the. errand on  which he has come to America. He  says himself:  "1 have  arrived at that  age when   I  A. Dore,  Tonsorial  Parlors  And Bathrooms  Everything First-Class.  Bolander Block,  Slocan Avenue, _\ew Denver, B.C.  T^URX-SHED ROOMS  By Day or Week.  Mrs. A. J. Murphy.  SIXTH STREET  And you  will feel as though  you were having  a Holiday in  Paradise. ^*Wk*W��&:  The smoke  from the *n  TRAIL  BLAZ1  Will be seen in  many mountain saloons  before the hills are  much older^^^^^^: Fourth Yeab,  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 29, 1897.  3  GREENOASTLE   JENNY.  A BALLAD OF 'C3.  Oh, Greencastle streets, where a stream of steel  With the slanted muskets Uie soldiers bore,  And the scared earth muttered and shook to feel  The tramp and rumble of Longstreet_ corps;  ---_�����      .y Blue Flag,"  And the banners borne were a motley many;  The bands were blaring -'The Bonny Blue Fl  And watching the gray-column wind and drag  Was a slip of a girl���we'll call her Jenny,  A slip of a girl���what need her name?���  With her cheeks aflame and her lips aquiver,  As she leaned and looked with a loyal shame  At the steady flow of the steely river;  Till a storm grew black in the hazel eyes  Time had not tamed, nor a, lover sighed for;  And she ran and she girded her apron wise,  With the flag she loved and her brothers died  for.  Out of the doorway they saw her start,  (Pickett's Virginians were marching through)  The hot little foolish hero-heart.  Armored with stars and the sacred blue,  Clutching the folds nf red and white,  Stood she and bearded those ranks of theirs,  Shouting shrilly with all her might,  "Come and take it, the man that dares."  Pickett's Virginians were passing through,  Supple as steel and as brown as leather;  Rusty and dusty of hat and shoe.  Wonted to hunger and war and weather;  Peerless, fearless, an army's flower!  Sterner soldiers the world saw never,  Marching lightly, that Summer hour,  To death and failure and fame- forever.  Rose from the rippling ranks a cheer,  Pickett saluted, with bold eyes b-aming,  Sweeping his hat like a cavalier,  With   his   tawny   locks  in   the  warm wind  streaming.  Fierce little Jenny!   Her courage fell,  As the linn lines flickered with friendly  ter,  laugh  And Gi .cncnstle streets gave buck the yell  That Gettysburg slopes gave back soon after.  So they cheered for the (lag they fought  With the generous flow of the. stubborn lighter,  Loving the brave as the grave man ought,  And never a linger was raised to fright her,  So they marched, though they knew it not,  Through the 'fresh  June lield to the shock infernal,  To the hell of the shell and the plunging shot,  And the charge that has won them a name  elcrnnl.  And she fell at last, as she hid her face;  There had lain at the root of her childish daring  A trust in the men of her own brave race,  And a secret faith in the foe's forbeaiina'.  And she sobbed, till the roll of the rumbling gun  And the swinging tramp of the marching men  Were a memory only, and the day was done,  And the stars in the fold of the blue again.  (Thank God that the day of the sword is done,  And the stars In the fold of the blue again!)  ���Helen Gray Cone In July Scilbner's,  so much,  Charley.   Come back as soon  as you cam"  "It was 11 o'clock when they let us  out. i We were to go to work at 2. While  passing the Spottswood House I said;  'Baker, let's go in and get a square  meal. It's been a long time since we've  had one.'  "After registering, washing and brushing up we started for the dining-room,  when one of the confederate officers,  seeing our blue clothes, asked us if we  were Yankees.   We told him yes.  " 'What in the name of blue blazes are  you doing here ?'  " 'We came here to dine.'  " 'I arrest you.'    ,  " 'I guess net, said Baker, as he showed his pass from General Winder and a  copy of his parole. We were allowed to  dine. My, but how we did eat! We  were both young fellows. I was only 17,  and we had boys' appetites after that  long, dry spell in Libby prison. I had  managed to secrete $20 in greenbacks  when captured. I had most of that  with me. Imagine my surprise  upon stepping up to pay for that  dinner when the clerk said, 'Twenty  dollars each.' I had about $15 and  Baker less than $10. Suddenly it came  to me that his charge was based on  Johnny money, so I said; 'We have  none of your money. How much is it in  greenbacks ?' 'Ob, it's Yankee money  you nave.    A dollar of that will do.' "  "But what about the woman soldier?"  "Be patient. I had been at work on  the Whiff a week or ten days when one  day, while on the way to the office, I  saw an officer on the patrol guard, whom  I had met several times, coining toward  me. A well dressed young woman was  with him. , She looked at me as if she  expected I would recognize her. Seeing  that I. did not, she laughed, extended  her hand and asked, 'Why, Charley,  don't you know me ?"  " 'I've heard the voice, but can't place  you *  FROM   FAR  VAPAN.  Frr.ni fur Japan a pretty fan  Hurh come my lady's joy to plan,  With rapture her sweet face to scan  From far Japan.  To touch the velvet of her hand   .  It journeyed over sea and land,  To flutter 'neath her lustrous eyes  Forsook the glow of orient skies.  And yet I know it must bt> so���  The fan is happy.   I would go  For her forever to and fro  From far Japan.  ���Robert Loveman in New York Tribune  WM. BENNISON, JNO.SCOVER  ?  H. E.  COVER.  Branches-  Everett. Wash.  8y Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stuck Exchange  and Board of Trade.  ME. HAEBEETON.  A   WOMAN   SOI-DIEU.  "Yes, there were women in the army."  "I know that���I know that. Mrs.  Logan was with the general a good deal,  and so was General Grank Barlow's wife  with her husband in the army. I have  seen Mrs. Barlow riding by the side of  the general on more than one inarch. I  saw her once when Barlow's division was  suddenly attacked by the enemy. The  bursting of shells directly over her head  did not seem to scare her, and when the  general directed an orderly to escort Mrs.  Barlow to a place of safety she begged to  remain. Just then a dozen sheila and  solid shot rushed over their heads like  a train Hying over a bridge.  " 'My dear" said General Barlow, 'this  is noplace for you. Go back. I can't  fight with   my wife in such  danger  as  this.'  " 'I'll go, general,' said tlie lady, 'but  bow must I feel when my husband is in  such danger V "  "Three or four of the Johnny camp  kettles, by the Whitworth gun route,  dropped over at that point, singing their  well known wisher-wosher-wusher-booni-  bing-ping-ping-ping song, when Barlow  called out; 'Good-by, my dear. I'll be  back soon! Orderly, obey your orders.  Take Mrs. Barlow away from here at  once.' And the orderly and woman  galloped out of danger.  "But I've told a war story with a woman in it when I started out to test you  on tlie question of woman soldiers. Did  you know of any ?"  ���'I said yes, and I meant woman soldiers, not women with the army, such as  you have been talking about," was Colonel Charley Richardson's answer���  Richardson, the printer, who was a  private, made a prisoner by Mosby, but  lived to get out and become a Dakota  editor, a colonel and a member of the  legislature.    Then he told this story:  "I was made a prisoner soon after the  Kelly-Ford fight, while a member of this  train guard, on our way witli rations to  Culpeper. Upon reaching a bit of forest  near Brandy station, Mosby's men  swooped down upon us. The first thing  I knew Mosby was within a few feet of  me, calling for a surrender and allowing  me to look into a six shooter. The  guerrilla chief caught sight of my fine  new pair of high topboots, for which the  butler had received $12 tlie clay before.  " 'Getoutof those boots,young fellow!'  was his second order.  ".'Can't I keep them ?'  "'Back talk   means  a   hole  through  you  in   a   second.   Get  out  of   those  boots!'  "That was enough. The boots came  off.  '"Throw it up here,' was his gruff  order when one was off. I can see just  how the rough rider looked as he swung  his right foot over to the left, took off  his well worn shoes and threw them at  my feet with an order to 'put them on,  and blank quick, too, for we have no  time to fool away.' And they hadn't,  for our cavalry had heard the" skirmish  and were rapidly riding to our relief.  But they didn't catch up with us. So,  in time���it took a week���we reached  Libby prison.  "My particular chum in prison was a  beardless young Virginian, Billy Gates,  whose family, he said, was loyal to the  old government and hadn't objected to  his entering the union army. He bad  been captured at about the time Mosby  plucked our squad. My chum was very  nervous and hated prison life worse than  I did, if possible. He mingled but little  with the other prisoners. We shared  our rations, slept under the same  blanket, aucl became very good friends.  "In January, 1894, the Richmond  Whig office was in great need of printers.  The foreman called upon Major Dick  Turner, the prison keeper, and tlie two  came to our floor and asked if there were  any Yankee printers there. A Yer-  monter named Baker and myself responded. They said we could have work  if we would take, a parole not to leave  the city, give information or do anything  else unbecoming paroled prisoners. AVe  readily agreed to the terms.  "My chum, Gates, took on as badly as  if I were liis brother starting on a long  and dangerous tour. He begged me not  to go, saying he didn't want to make  friends with tlie others, declaring that I  had been a very brother to him. But I  partially satisfied him by saying that it  was not likely that they would want us  more than a week or two, and that now  and then I would send him something  good to eat.    'But I shall  miss you ever  I'm Billy Gates, your prison chum,  not a boy, as .you supposed, but a girl,  and for the Union, if they hang.me  for it.' ��  "Her Virginia friends had found out  where she was and by some means got  her out of prison. I learned afterwards  from the officer that she was a relative of  John Minor Botts, at one time a distinguished Virginia congressmen, who  remained true to the Union."���J. A.  Watrons in Chicago Times-Herald.  THH   FIRST  ROCK   SALT   MINE.  "I  g-reatest  really believe that many of the  discoveries are the result of  pure accident, and this applies not only  to scientific facts, but also to more material matters," remarked General Dudley Avery to a reporter of the New Orleans Times-Democrat. "Accident  brought the g*rcat salt deposit on Avery's island to the lig.it after its crop-  ing-s had been worked for nearly half a  century. My grandfather sold salt  years before the Avar, and my father in  his youth followed the same "methods of  production, even after my father's time,  but it remained to my" brother John,  then a boy of 10,'to really make manifest the remarkable advantages which  the island possessed in the matter of  rock salt mining-. It was during- the  the war. Salt was selling- in New Orleans for Sll a sack. This wa.s at a period when the salt mines on the island  were not being- made use of. You see,  my grandfather manufactured salt by  digging wells, into which the salt water  flowed" in yreat quantities, and this  water he boiled, .evaporating' the  moisture and leaving a residue of fine  salt.  "When  my brother learned of   the  high price of salt in New Orleans he  went to iiiv father, then practicing- law  in Baton Rouge, and suggested that he  be    given   permission    to   work   the  then abandoned  wells and make pin  money for  himself.   There was no objection, and with the assistance of several slaves John proceeded to open the  old wells by clearing out the accumulation of debris and boiling the brine, as  his grandfather did years before him.  He opened a number of new wells, and  was soon selling salt at a great rate,  but the demand increased, and he decided to open a big well, some 10 feet  square.   The work proceeded, but the  usual depth Mras reached with no  result.    The water did not fiow.    He concluded   to dig deeper, and   at   sixteen  feet came upon what the negro diggers  said was an old stump.    Failing to chop  tlie 'stump' with an ax, the negro concluded he had struck a bed of rock, and  when my brother descended into the  excavation   he  managed   with a cold  chisel to  cut out  a piece of what he  thought   was  transparent   rock.     My  father, however, who happened to be  on the island at  the time, knew what  had been discovered, and in the course  of a little while the wonder of the discovery had been noised all  over the  country.  "Thus was discovered the first roek  salt deposit in the South, and a few  months after that time a dozen shafts  were being* worked in a crude way, and  we were shipping salt to Richmond in  great quantities, at least, great for that  period in the Avorld's history. Work  has progressed almost steadily since  that time, and wo are to shortly beg-in  a new shaft, which will go deeper than  ever."  Too Many Legs.  A crusty old farmer in southern Illinois one day became an unwilling' host  for three circuit-riding preachers, who  dropped in simultaneously for dinner.  The larder was low and the. dinner consisted of a single fowl. The farmer  asked the first sky-pilot what portion of  the chicken he "would have. "A leg.  please," said number one. "Another  leg," requested number two. "I will  also take a leg if youplease," said number three. With an ejaculation that  shocked his reverend g-uests, the far-  merjthrew down his carving utensils  and demanded to know what sort of a  "critter" they thought he was carving-.  "This is a two-legged chicken;" he  shouted, "not a centipede."  In some parts of Texas the people  live to be very old. An old man of  ninety, living quite a distance from the  nearest town, requiring some family  groceries, sent his son,"a man"of seventy odd years of age. When the son  failed to show up with the provisions on  time his father reproached himself by  saying: "That's what comes from sending a kid."  Carpets of various shades and  terns at Bourne Bros.  pat-  "No, old man, of course I don't believe iu spirits or nonsense of that sort.  ?et something that I never quite understood once happened to me. You all  know about that kind of thing, and perhaps you can explain it.  "After I left Oxford���without honors  ���I spent a lot of time loafing at home,  ft was a slow part of the country, nothing  much to shoot, and mother, an invalid,  couldn't stir out of her room.  "I didn't moan deliberately to deceive  her, but what life is there for a healthy  young man, stuck.down there, hanging  round a sickroom from one month to  another? He. must come to the surface  to breathe, whether the air be wholesome or not. At first, when I cut for a  day or two, I would call it business, but  the matrr knew old Fiudlayhad always  managed (he investments, and the money and all that. So when I took a run  up to town and didn't return at night I  had to invent a friend and to preteud I  had put up with him. That came as  easy as lying always does. Only mother,  a\ ho had little to interest her, insisted  on hearing all the particulars���how my  friend leaked, what he said and the  rest. I got into a lot of tight places at  the start, till I thought of a man I had  known two years before and kept to a  description of him.  "Hiirberton was his name. He was  cruising on the Mediterranean for his  health when I was on the Sayonara with  the Blakes. He was a queer chap���believed in occultism and rot of that sort,  and we all laughed at him for it. We  never thought him ill, merely lazy. One  moonless night after dining on his yacht  we lounged on' deck, with those myriads  of stars making us feel jolly small.  "Harberton lay on a steamer chair���-  he used to pass the night there���gazing  at the sky w ith his inscrutable eyes. We  had all been laughing and chaffing when  he came on deck. But somehow the immensity of it all had sobered us, and  we were quiet and solemn, when Harberton, pointing heavenward, said in  his languid, af_cctc-d drawl, 'Tomorrow  I shall know what these have to tell.'  We believed it to be merely one of his  poses, but iu the morning we were horribly startled by the news that he was  dead. He laid died, lying there in his  chair, during the night. ���  Well, Harkerton's name occurred to  me when I was forced to invent a story  to satisfy mother, and, though I couldn't  write a story to save my life, whenever  I began jawing about him everything  came quite pat. Often I blessed his  memory when I could go off for a few  days, have a good time and return to  find mother quite pleased.  "This wo.t on for awhile, till mother  began to hot iter me with a request to  ask 'my friend' to visit us at Frainpton  Glcmsford. I tried hard to get her off  the notion. I said that he was busy or  ill; that entertaining guests would hurt  her, and all manner of things. But she  seamed set upon it���talked nothing else.  The doctor said it was a sick fancy;  that in her weak state any craving must  be humored.  "Thus cornered, I wrote a letter urging 'My dear Harberton'���I hadn't the  remotest idea what his Christian name  was���to come to us even for a day.  Mother insisted upon adding a line���she  who had not penned a word for months  ���begging him to come that she might  have an opportunity of thanking him  for his friendliness toward her sou. I  did feel mean when I took the invitation into another room and burned it.  . "I would have given anything to  have been able to produce an impostor.  But Harberton had been described so  minutely the mater knew him by heart,  as it were, and would have detected a  fraud at a glance. Besides, I have never  seen any one who at all resembled him.  I told her I had heard from him that be  was coming. I dreaded she would ask  to _ee his letter, but it chanced to be  one of her bad days, and she didn't.  ' 'Next morning he was to arrive. I  meant to fake up a telegram somehow,  giving an excuse for his absence when 1  ���went to the station on pretense of meeting him. My mother was strangely well  that morning. Her customary lassitude  and paiu had vanished. She was reclining on a couch drawn close to the open  window. Her cheeks were almost rosy,  and there was a lace arrangement over  her white hair that made her look prettier than I had ever seen her. She was  ��11 impatience to see Harberton and hurried me off to the station half an hour  too soon.  "It was a lovely June daj-, and our  private footpath to the railway lay  through shady ways, but I was wretched  and ashamed, wishing the thing over.  The remembrance of the sparkle in  mother's eyes, even of the effort she had  made to appear in full toilet, disturbed  me. Of her health the doctor had spoken  gravely ou the night before. With a  heart, affection such as hers might not  the shock of Harberton's nonappearance  be too much for her?  "I suppose one ought to believe in  Nemesis or retribution or that sort of  thing. I don't much; but, I confess,  that suroruei morning I came nearer  suffering for my sins than I had ever  done before or have ever done since.  "Now, you needn't believe what follows unless  you   like.    I often doubt il  myself.    I knew something was to happen as I heard the sound of the coming !  engine, and as I watched the train sweep |  around the curve of  the  line I wanted i  badly to  run  aw*\y, but  couldn't.    Of j  course there are   seldom many passengers for G.Vtusfoixi.  This time there was  WM. B  & CO.,  Cable Address���"Benxisox."  Moreing-and Neal,  dough's {w,\v and old),  Bedford McNeill.  and ABC Codes-  NNISON  ROSSLAND, B.C.  KNOX BROS/  SPRING  SPECIALTY  is every thine: in the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  DEALERS IN  .AND  MINES  MINING SECURITIES  ���*-  ' E solicit correspondence with parties having:  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg-to say that we have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries lor  developed mines and promising prospects.  18 YEARS  EXPERIENCE  In active mining operations and reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  Rodger Bros'  Knives, Forks, Spoons,  Ladles, - Bar Spoons,  Lemon Knives, etc.  Special rates on all  such orders. See our  latest and most artistic  designs of jewelry.  but oue. I caught a glimpse of his face  at the window of a carriage where he  Bat alone, and my heart seemed to stop  beating. A moment later he stood before me. It was Harberton. He was exactly as I remembered him. There was  nothing in his appearance or manner to  account for the dread in me. We exchanged greetings, but no word passed  between us. We traversed the leafy lanes  as in a dream, but they and myself were  visionary���he alone was real. A*td all  the time the memory of the telegram I  had omitted to send kept recurring to  toy half paralyzed brain.  "I knew it could not he Harberton,  yet felt convinced it was none other.  Dull wonder whether or not mother  would see as I did ran through my mind,  bnt I was in reality too stupefied to be  capable of anything like consecutive  thought.  "The path we trod led through the  orchard into the rose garden, whereon  the low windows of my mother's summer parlor opened. As we entered the  garden she saw us���saw him���and  waved her thin hand in welcome. And  Harberton, or what I took to be Harberton, who till then had done nothing  but make me dread his presence, waved  in return courteously, almost gayly.  "I can tell you how that day passed.  It seemed like a long drawn out nightmare. I kept saying to myself: 'lam  asleep. I shall awake soon.' Harberton  sat in my mother's cool, darkened room,  talking of me, as I gathered while pacing restlessly within and without, or  smoking in a chair outside the window.  She seemed to speak anxiously about  my future���I suppose, like most only  eons reared by mothers, I had been  rather wild���and he appeared to reassure her. She was quite soothed and  happy in his company. I moved about.  I would go to the stables to speak to the  men or wander aimlessly about, but  there was ever that awful sense of all  being an illusion. I fancied I must be  mad, and I feared the sound of my own  voice.  ' 'It was a perfect day, still and balmy,  the air being heavy with the fragrance  of the roses, but to me it seemed endless. Still, it came to a close at last. In  the gloaming Harberton bade mother  farewell. She blessed him as they parted, I standing dumbly by, and he, holding her hand, said gently, with his old,  soft drawl, 'I shall return soon.'  "Harberton went as he came, through  the byways carpeted with moss and  overhung with brier roses, still holding  no speech with me, who followed doglike. Midway down the lane the evening haze caught radiance from a shaft  of the sunset, and into the glory of it he  passed alone. For a moment I dared not  enter. When I did, he was gone.  ' 'Well, in a short time I was able to  laugh at the occurrence as absurd.  Mother seemed to feel happy in some  sort of delusion. I didn't care to ridicule. She never asked me to send for  Harberton again. She always said,  'When it is time, he will come.'  "She got more fragile daily. One  night she looked so ethereal that, fearing to leave her, I sent the nurse to bed  and staid in her room. All was hushed,  and I must have dozed off, to be roused  by mother's voice saying gladly: 'Oh,  you have come for me! That is so good  of you!'  "The light of the harvest moon filled  the room, eclipsing the feeble glow of  the night light.  ' 'Mother had raised herself to a sitting position and was looking up eagerly, joyfully, her thin hands extended.  Bending over her, I saw distinctly the  figure of Harberton. Starting forward,  I rushed toward her, but before I could  reach her side she sank back inert. Harberton had vanished, and the moonlight  revealed only her dead face lying peacefully smiling on the pillows.  "That's a lot of years ago now, but  I've never been able to reduce it to com-  oromery, in colors that match the velvet  ones.  Illustrating this idea, I saw a gown  of yellow brocade and white velvet,  v,'*-h a suggestion of the pompadour in  ius make up. The bodice was cut square  about the throat, and had a long, straight  busk effect in trout, this front, as well  as the apron panel on the skirt, being of  moire velvet in white, embroidered with  small flowers done in strass, diamonds  and emeralds forming the petals, gold  threads the stems and leaves. The long  train was en princess and of the yellow  brocade, like the bodice, loosely arranged  green silk roses trailing down the sides.  A. charming fichu of cobwebby lace and  mull was draped about the square decol-  letage in such a way as to form little  jabots over the shoulders in place of  sleeves, and* on each side of the stomacher, while in the back it formed a V, the  lace falling low in a jabot draped with  e few c~ the exotic emerald green 6ilk  roses.���St. Louis Republic.  Slocan  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privilege s of fcheabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  Wishing to lie-  Disease Bearing: Parasltei.  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Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  THURSDAY,'-.JULY 29,  1897.  * *  public will wake up to the fact that! rice would quickly be forced to live  an honest and capable administration i on it continuously for the benifit of  can run a national railroad as well as monopoly,  they can a national post office, and '���  the example ot Australia, New Zea- ' Trades-Unionism has done more to  land, India, Africa, and in fact of!-deviate the lot of .labor than any-  every British Colony will be cited in : thing under heaven, and yet it must  proof of the fact that the people and | be admitted that it is only an expedi-  not a few ornamental shoddy "bar-jency, not an all-embracing- reform:  oriets" should own and control the \ a corporation which benefits its mem-  country's railroads. I hers, but can do but little to assist  When will our people realise and 'abor in the   lump.    Indeed   it   has  -��,^<��^ _.��,-��.^  THE   l.CSH   FOK   GOLD  act upon the fact that Canada stands  alone anion? her sister colonies in the  proclaiming that her people are fit to  build railroads but incapable of managing them without the dry nursing  of a Gormorant���'corporation.  LABOR    AGITATION.  The power of gold over the human  soul is very evident at the present  moment. The substantial evidence  in the way of nuggets and yellow  metal dust from the rich diggings  discovered along the Clondyke in the  Canadian territory adjoining Alaska.  has caused an excitement in America  similar to the days of'49. Everywhere people are jumping sideways  to get into that land of gold. They  do not stop to think that there are  men up there by the score who have  not yet found much pay dirt. They  also forget that in the brief summer  the sun stays out nearly all night and  that the mosquitos, black flies and  gnats are so abundant and energetic  that it is impossible to shovel gravel  without wearing netting on the  hands. Then again the thermometer  is extremely dissipated and frequently prostrates itself 70 points below  zero. Bacon and beans, so common  in the Slocan are worth nearly their  weight in gold, while such things as  daily mails, bikes, churches, newspapers, carpets, pianos, etc., are unknown.  We do not say a word against  people rushing to the Clondyke  whether they can tell gold from  brass tacks or not. The fever can  only be cured by going. Let the  pilgrims rush there as soon as possible, but we would suggest that they  take a good look at their folks before  they leave, for many will never return to tell of the famous land of cold  and gold, also take plenty of money,  and some barrels to pack the yellow  metal in if you run across much of  it.  been said that trades-unions have  formed an aristocracy of labor whose  privileges are gained, not at the expense of the employers, but at that of  the consumer and the unskilled, un-  combined toilers outside of the guild.  At present unions usually fail to obtain  recognition of their claims mainly  i through the existence of non-unionists  The great strike which is just now j whose wants compel them  to accept  spreading its pall of misery over the  employment on any terms, under any  coal districts of Pensylvenia and conditions. Nor would the absorp-  threatens to extend through the ram-! tion of all these stragglers into a uui  ifications of tlie labors societies over versal union ward off poverty .while  several states of the Union, brings to I monopoly holds the keys to the s'tore-  the surface once again the thread- houses ofwealth, for capital���limited  bare but ever present subject of Labor in its operation by the artificial  and Capital. boundaries ot supply and demand���  The great dailies of the eastern could not find employment for all",  OUR   "NATIONAL   HIGHWAY.  One ol che foremost  planks in the  program of the Liberal party at the  last Dominion election was the nationalisation of railways ; the ownership by the people of the roads that  they support and have in nearly  every case in this country paid for.  The construction of the Crow's Nest  Pass road was to be undertaken by  the incoming government, and the  beginning of a new departure in the  direction of goverment ownership of  railways would appear. The Minister of Railways stumped this province  about six months ago, and in all his  official utterances the construction  and ownership of the Crow's Nest  Pass road was the emphasised burden  of his oratory. Minister Blair drew  a faithful word-picture of: the evils  under which the Canadian people  have for years suffered from the despotism of railroad monopoly. The  people applauded him as the herald  of a government resolved on striking  off the shaekles of an odious tyranny  which, from its inception, has corrupted our politics, dictated to cabinets,  filled the country with cheap Asiatic  labor and has in a hundred ways  been an octopus whose deadly tentacles have been alike corruptive to  the body po'itic and paralysing to  honest enterprise.  Evidently Mr. Blair  has seen the  error of his utterances, or  has been  controled by his colleagues.   In either  case the public can  take such conso  Jatipn as may be afforded by the fact  that they  have  been duped, for the  Canadian Pacific Railroad corporation has been  awarded the construction and ownership of the Crow's Nest  Pass road, and thus tins "Old Man of  the Sea," has  by  gentle craft and  stratagem been awarded a new lease  of life over  posterity,   and Mr. Blair  and his colleagues will gloss over tlie  process by which the government had  to take   "backwater" by gravelv informing a simple and confiding public  that the corporation   in  question has  had its claws paired.    How the Canadian   Pacific   Railroad   corporation  climbed   the  Tarpiean   rock in   the  night and  gained   possession  of the  government  will probably never be  divulged by Minister Blair.  Of one  thing,   however,   Mr. Blair  cities overflow with homilies written  from the stand-point of the orthodox  political economist who hold that  these periodical labor disputes, which  are a constant source of dauger to the  peace of the community, may be exercised by slight modifications of the  relations now existing between Labor  and Capital; petty alterations in the  toilers domestic economy, or the complete federation of labor for protective  purposes. These quack remedies for  the complete cure of a disease that is  manifest in every fibre of the social  organisation are known as Profit-  sharing, Voluntary - Combination  Thrift, Neo-Malthusianism, and  Trades-unionism.  Profit-sharing,  at present a much  prescribed  panacea   for   the abatement of the prevailing economic war,  can only be considered a palliative  of limited application and uncertain  duration.   Limited in application  it  cannot allay a discontent that is well  nigh   universal;   that   its   duration  must be uncertain is not less evident,  tor in competition the profitsliaring  concern that is not conducted on the  expense minimising principles must  succumb to the rival concern who may  have more ample reserves at command or fewer conscientious'scruples  in their mode of transacting business.  Moreover, even should such industries  prove for a time successful, the general   desire   to   enter   their employ  would,   most   probably,   even   were  profit-sharing continued,  force down  wages until the total earnings were'  on an equality with those prevailing  elsewhere.    Whilst   profit   and   not  use is the incentive to production, the  world's markets will be rtooded with  gee-gaws and proverty and its attendant evils  will continue to exist, and  the division of surplus values between  certain employers and employees can  do nothing to lighten the burden borne  by the community, or to cool society's  feverish pulse.  and the support of those out ot work  falling on those at work, the aggregate earnings ot wage-earners would  not be increased.  4>  0  i  t  Bank of Montreal,  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund    :    :     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Glouston, General Manager,  A. Macnidek, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver Branch  A general banking business transacted  *  Voluntary Co-operation, an individualistic remedy, proposes that the  workers shall centribute their savings towards a common fund which  th_3r shall then employ as capital and  co-operatively turn to profit. If re-  f _rm is only to be attained by such  Strikes are in themselves an evil  even when they result in improvement to the position of the striker,  ���ind when monopolists federate then  such satisfactory results will become  more difficult of attainment. In fact,  these pacific revolts of labor will resemble the attack on a well-pro-  yisioned, armour-plated citadel, by a  horde ot naked unarmed savages.  Not only do the civil forces in the  shape of armed National Guards,  Pinkertons and law courts battle for  monopoly, but hunger is also on its  side. When sinew meets suet in  physical conflict the latter must go  under, but when starvation is the  test, then biceps and bone must succumb before the life-sustaining, heat-  supplying properties of blubber. The  "fat lady" in any circus would outlive  i's "strong man" in a forty day's fast  in any wilderness.  *  * *  Therefore, as none of these schemes  can insure to all men the continuous  physical, mental and moral sustenance necessary to healthy and intelligent existence, it becomes evident  that quack doctorings of the sickly  social system can do little or nothing  to purge away the poverty that permeates its every pore, and it may be  justly surmised that nothing less than  a replacement of the artificial system  of production for profit, by the.natural one of production for use, can be of  universal benefit. To that goal  should mankind go.  he has grown potatoes, turnips and  other vegetables successfully. Last  year he raised watermelons and citrons, but this season has been too  wet to give these fruits a chance. He  has pea-nuts planted but does not  know how they will pan out. Mr.  Anderson has proved that it is possible to raise something besides silver  and lead in the Slocan and his example could be profitably followed  by many. There are several other  gardens in New Denver, all of which  have this summer produced high  grade vegetables, and in one or two  spots we have noticed flower beds  that would be a credit to Florida.  J. A. McKinnan & Co.,  GeneralMerchants  Silverton, B. C.  The Slocan Pioneer roasts Frank  Fletcher for his treatment of Slocan  City, and intimates that he is worse  than old man Shylock. This is awful, just as poor Fletcher had commenced to build the finest residence  in Nelson. We feel sorry for a man  of such great promise as he is. Such  a roast is liable to drive him crazy  or to the Clondyke, and cause Kootenay to lose one of the most polished  and gifted followers of truth we  have never known.  Ship goods to any part of the District.       Their store is the  largest in  the Slocan country.  \  IT is thron-diuck.  The Departmen of the Interior has  adopted the advice to call the Clondyke district and river by the proper  name of Thron-Diuck, which is the  Indian name belonging to it and  means "fish Avaters," the river being  quite a salmon stream.  Mineral   Cl-Unis   Surveyed.  A   RARE   EVIiNT.  The agricultural district editors  have many gifts of big potatoes, dead  ripe pumpkins, juicy apples and other  float, but in the Slocan presents of  this kind are almost as rare as Sun  day schools on the Klondike. So  Avhen Bill Anderson came into our  editorial palace the other day and  laid down two fine Irish lemons  grown in his garden in New Denver  we were so surprised that we leaned  back in our plush bottomed chair and  The undersigned is making a survey of  tlie Kaslo & Sloeaii Railroad Land Grant  and will be ready to make surveys of  mineral .hums for any party.  A.   R.  Hkvlaxd,  K. & S. Office,  t Kaslo, B.C.  IJrajrtlon   Is   Coming-.  ^    ���%>    "%-     ���%-  <%,   ���<%.    <%,    ���%.  ��� *��� *+>  -%<    ���%> '  ^ ��� -V  <%<%.<��.  ���i^.    -^.    <^    -^.  "%>    -**    *%>  ���%���    ���%.    ���*���'���%>  ^    *%,    -_  "^us ^^^* ^^_^ ^^_k  -%-    ^    ^  The assessment is $2 in dust, ,  Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value  If you are going to the Klondike  take a copy of THE LEDGE with  you. It will cheer you on the  journey to that mecca  seekers.  of gold  g__ij.kiTii-_a___E__-iJB--_-  H. T. Bragdon is closing his hardware store in Trail and moving it to  New Denver. He has rented a store  in the Clever block and will erect a  large warehouse to hold the immense  stock he is bringing to the town.  Th  SILVERTON, B. C.  ctoria Hotel  means centuries must elapse before allowed our thoughts for a few mo-  it can be brought about. Consider  in these times of expensive, machinery and gigantic undertakings how  can the slowly accumulating dimes  of the workers, whose earnings barely  provide necessaries, enable them to  enter into competion with those who  have behind them all that has been  expropriated from  labor since Time  first was?  .*  ��� * *  Then we have the remedies of the  penny-wise and pound-foolish oracles, j  whose canting apothegms were  em- i  broidered on the red wool school samp-'���  lersoftlie last generation.    Poverty, i  according to them, is caused by the <  i  improvidence of the poor, extravag- j  ance has been the bane of the pauper!  and riotous living is likely to impair !  the patrimony  of the babe born in a j  workhouse     "Keep down your fam-1  ily" they babble to the wage-drudge ;  "Be  abstemious and saving,   and so  will you be  happy  and  prosperous."  As if the miserable savings of a poorly paid self-abnegating drudge, even  should he crush all the joy out of life, j  could ever do  more  than tide  him !  over the  first  inevitable rainy day.1  Besides, a  universal  abstemiousness  of toilers,   by  limiting demand  and;  therefore lessening production, would !  in time, defeat  its: own object by de- j  priving many economical wage-earn- I  ei's of the opportunity  to labor and  A  ments to drift back to the years when  such events were extremely common., After years of mining.camp  journalism in which we have grown  weary of looking at rock specimens  it is refreshing to know that at least  one of our subscribers can raise potatoes.  Mr. Anderson, who is interested in  many claims throughout the district,  has filled in his spare time in cultivating a piece of ground that he has  at the head of Sixth  street.    Upon it  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  NOTICE.  RICHMOND. STARVIEW and EMPIRE NO. <i  MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situiite in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located:'Three-  quarters mile s. e. of town of Sandon.  rPAKE NOTICE. That I, Jt.E. Palmer, acting  1 as aifent for Georce Gooderham, free  miner's certificate No 7:'>18i'' intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certilicate  of improvements  Dated this .ilth dav of .Inly. 1807.  It. E. PALMER.  NOTICE.  Z is hereby ajiveii that I intend. 00 days.  . .ifter date to apply to the Chief Commis-  . .oner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase KID acres of land, (more or less) situated on Glacier creek, on the opposite side of  Slocan lake from New Denver, a.id commencing at a post marked ���'Henry Stewe's s. e. corner, thence 4!i.cli.'iins west, thence, l'> chains  north, thence W chains east, thence I') chains  south   to   place of commencement. ,  Located.fuly_l. 1��>7.  . HENRY STKf'E.  New Denver;.! uly _fl. 1WI7.  u  Is the leading hotel of the  city, and headquarters for  Mining' and Commercial men.  The house is new, the rooms  all plastered, and the furniture in use is of the latest  and most serviceable patterns  The service in the Dining room is the best that can be  i rovided.    The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. McCONNELL & PURCELL.  nafTm'.iiLirjmiiiii'iii'um i__in_-______s  n__s_-  _____  OTEL SANDON  7r\    ^r\    m. ^K    7r\    V?\  Sandon, B.C.  'THIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room, can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  Mrs. S. S. Warner  can   rest assured  and  that  is,   that | consequently  to save.    A  man  who  some day in the very near future the! would be content for a time to live on  Is a new house, newly furnished in the latest style;   has the benefits of all modern conveniences  electric lighted, steam heated, bath rooms, etc.  and commodious accommodations in the Kootenay.  and get tlie best room in town at no greater expense,  or resident families.        Corner 5th and Avenue A. BBBHI  Fourth Year;.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 29, 1897.  o  CAPITALIST    AND   PROSPECTOR.  To THK ElMTOK.  Dear Sir :���The sug-g-estion made  by the Ledge that a Slocan silver association would do much to attract capital to this district has caused some consideration of. the subject which may  later on take shape in some such organisation. The rule is nowadays that if  you have the goods you must extensively advertise, or your rival, who  handles inferior goods, will, by dint of  skilful advertising, get the advantage  of you.    This is just as true of mining-  as it is of the dry goods business.  The objective point ih such an organisation must be the laying"of actual  facts before the investing' public so as  to move capital in this direction. In  other words to advertise what we have;  to put our goods in the front window of  the world's thoroughfare and to call attention to them.  But, have we got the goods? This is  a question that every resident of the  Slocan will honestly flout with scorn.  Of course we have vthem.  Conceding*'this to' he. one of those  , statements that can be backed by  figures and facts incontrovertible, then  . there must be something- wrong somewhere else, otherwise we v/onld be  making more sales. During the past  month the Slocan has been visited by  men representing* in tlie aggregate  many millions of foreign capital. The  few sales that have been made in the  district have been on Canadian or American capital. The amount for which  the properties sold, too, have never  been accidentally understated.  Whv are there not more transfers of  valuable properties when the foreign  capital is here read\% and eager to' iu-  vest?  This is a question ;that everyone interested in mining would do well to  turn over more than once in liis mind  and then sleep on it. There are here  now, and have been for over a month,  representatives of capital they were.  sent otit to invest, who say they can  find nothing to suit them.' There are  also men with good properties who say  1 they are unable to obtain money to develop them.   There you are.  Now it seems to the man up a tree  that the reason these two do not come  together and make satisfactory deals is  because���not to put too fine a face on it  ���one is a practical business man and  the other a dreamer. The last word is  rather too strong a one to apply to the  prospector, but let us reason it out until  we find a better one.  The representative of foreign capital  is in the majority of cases a mineralog-  ical export who lias gained an experience and a reputation in the mining-  camps of Australia, South Africa ot  elsewhere. Every time he makes or  recommends a purchase he stakes his  reputation upon' that purchase being a  good bargain for his employer. If there  is enough ore actually in. sight to pay,  when mined, tlie price asked for the  property the risk is rendered compara-  , tively small, and it is worth of immediate consideration. But this rarely, if  ever, happens in the Slocan!.. although  it is the basis'-'Ot the estimates" upon  which all the silver properties of Montana in which Marcus Daly is interested have been purchased.  The expert is not influenced by the  fact that the property has been shipping for some time, for this means that  so much ore has been taken out. Yet  one of these experts told the writer on  Tuesday that it seemed to him that the  more a mine had shipped the bigger its  price, on the assumption ;that its production in the past had proven its value  in tlie future. He reasoned to a contrary conclusion. He would rather, he  said'^ buy an undeveloped claim with' a  first-class showing.  But here again came in his difficulty  and those of his fellows. The.prospector finds a ledge and chips some splinters of rock from it here and there. He  compares this with the surface rock of  some of the best paying mines. This is  liis first test, and' it generally makes  rainbows of,his hopes." How often do  wo read of a "rich strike," the "iron  cap" of which is far richer than that of  the famous Le Roi, or the most famous  silver mine in the country. Then the  prospector estimates that* at a certain  lepth it will be more valuable than a  certain mine was at that depth, and so  on and so on until in his mind it is already a large shipper'paying* enormous  dividends regularly, and he fixes his  price accordingly.  This comparison of mineralised rock-  is one of the most misleading things  that can possibly be imagined. Nature never duplicates anything, not  even two blades of grass. The same  geological formation, in a broad sense,  is rarely maintained for over five miles,  and yet tlie prospector will draw favorable/conclusions as to the great value  of his discovery from a fancied similarity of his rock'with rock from another  district. Then lie offers it to the expert of the capitalist.  Tlie latter, who has made many  journeys over the hills to meet with  disappointment, asks if there is a trail  to it. No. Then he decides that it is  not worth going to see. < >r. he asks a  question as to how much the varunted  property is opened up, and again the  answer is of a negative character.  . There is a moral in this to the prospector, and he might learn a lesson  from his brother prospector south of  the boundary. It is their custom to  strip tlie ledge for a distance so as to he  able to show it to an advantage to the  probable customer. Then again, he  asks a moderate cash price or bonds it  without any deposit, the conditions being that a certain amount shall be expended in a stipulated time. Here it is  always 10 per cent, down, the investor  having thus to pay part of the purchase  money before he is permitted to spend  his money in ascertaining- the value of  the property.  Not only should the prospector show  his g-oods'to the best advantage, and  give capital a fair encouragement to  find the worth of the property, but he  should be impressed with the importance of staking'only the claims that are  really good. Then, instead of lounging "around for a possible buyer, lie  could further explore the country. A  reasonable man knows that but a small  number of the claims staked find purchasers, and it is therefore a sheer  waste of time to stake out finds on the  chance of a prospective purchasers ignorance or the possibility of his seeking  a wild-cat to float stock on.  Make it a point to stake out good properties only. Show them up well; to  the best possible advantage. Then formulate your plan to advertise them and  the district in which they are.  Friend of The Slogan.  Opposition   Party.  The following is a circular issued by  the executive committee of the Opposition party, at Vancouver:  In accordance with a request to that  effect from representative men of the  party in all sections of the Province, the  members of the Opposition in the legislature consented to act as an executive  committee of the party.  In that capacity the members held  a meeting when it was thought desirable  to lay down the general principles of the  policy which has guided the Opposition  in its course in the legislature and on  which, in the opinien of the committee,  the party can with confidence appeal to  the Provincial voters at the ensuing general elections.  The committee believes that it will  have the support of a very large majority of the provincial voters, whether they  are supporters of the Opposition or the  Government, in its view that it would  be extremely detrimental to the interests of the whole Province at the present  time to introduce Dominion political issues into the, discussion of Provincial affairs.  The committee, in consonance with  with this view, proposes the following as  the platform on which the Opposition  will appeal to the electorate:  1. The adjustment of the representation of the Province on a general principle by which an equitable system will be  established. Districts thinly settled and  remote from the populous centers receiving a larger proportionate representation  than those districts with a greater population and nearer the large cities, while  in turn those districts will have a proportionately larger representation than  the cities of the province.  2. Reorganization of the civil service  with a view to greater efficiency and  economy in administration.  3. Liberal expenditure on necessary  public works under rigid supervision as  will secure commensurate results.  4. Discouragement of Oriental immigration.  5. The amendment of the Land Act  so that coal will be reserved along with  other minerals. Timber to be disposed  of by open competition and in such  quantities as the trade demands. Agricultural lands to be reserved for actual  settlers.  6. Repeal of the tax commonly known  as the Mortgage Tax.  7. Amendment of the law in regard  to Free Miner's licences, so that a man  shall not be compelled to take out a  Free Miner's licence before he can work  in a mine for wages.  8. Provincial aid to railways in the  past having resulted unsatisfactorily,  both as regards economy in construction  and moderation in transportation on  charges, any future aid to railways to be  based on efficient Provincial control both  of the raising and expenditure of the  capital and the rates of  transportation.  While the committee believes that an  administration of Provincial affairs on  the lines laid down in the "foregoing platform, would conduce to the general prosperity and assist in the general prosperity in the natural development of the  great resources of the Province, it does  not ignore the fact that the most sagacious policy may fail in results by extravagance or incompetency ih carrying it  out and it considers that the present  government is open to the strongest condemnation iu both these respects.  With united and energetic action on  the part of those who are in sympathy  with the views of the Opposition, the  committee has no fear of the result.  C. A. SioMiax, Chairman.  Mountain Poetry.  Sam Brown, while near the head of  Ten Mile creek a few days ago,' ran  across a large blazed hemlock tree.  Sticking in the tree was a prospector's  pick, with one side of the eye broken,  and a very blunt point. Written on  the blaze were the following unsigned  verses:  Rugged miner, pause a moment  For a pick without ��� choise;  If you want id use it, take it.  Slay it make your heart rejoice.  But, "you say" its blunt and husted,  And its face is "marred and scarred,"  Never mind; 'tis like its owner.  Take it, if you want it, pard.  No?   Don't want it?   Well tho, leave it  Sticking in the tree.  It may serve to tell a story ..  To some others such as we.  BB  ran  A carload of Sash and Doors and  one of Oats and Feed at Bourne Bros  MOTELiS OF HOOTE]_flY  THE NEWMARKET,  Nc w Den ver, H. |Stege  ST. JAMES.  New Denver,  Angrignon Bros.  YOU A  a Tenderfoot, and feel  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver. A. Jacobson & Co.  THE FILBERT.  Sandon.  HOTEL  SANDON.  Sandon,  R. Cunning  THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Buckley  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, ,. E. C. Weaver  pRICE  Call on  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks, J. S Reeder  Assayers of   . g.  LEVI   SMITH,  Silverton.  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  FRANK   DICK,  Slocan City.  Win.  Hunter  * J At Silverton,  "P   VG. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  R.  E.  PALMER  \  C.E.  DOMINION    EXPRESS   MEN  Making n Tour Through tho Slocau hut  Not Making: Promises  XV. B. Stout, General Manager of the  Dominion Express Co., of Toronto, and  Oi. Ford, Superintendent of the Western  and Pacific divisions of the Company,  Winnipeg, were' in New Denver a few  days ago on an extended tour throughout the British Columbia mining districts.  When asked what they could promise  in the way of better service and lower  rates Mr. Stout said that they were not  promising anything, but they hoped to  give as good service as possible. He  switched off to say how much he was  impressed with the growth and development of the country since their last visit,  but was brought back to the very important subject of the express business. On  being permitted to peruse the flattering  editorial devoted to the company by Tinc  Lkogk last week, both gentlemen smiled  and blushed, and timidly expressed their  appreciation of it.     . i  Mr. Stout, who, by-the-way, is a little j  thin   dark   man,   while   Mr.  Ford  has j  falstadkui  bulk enough  to stem a tor- j  rent���Mr.   Stout   said   people   did   not I  understand the difficulties that  had to  be overcome  by the  Dominion Express  Company.    They   would   prefer   giving  cheaper rates and do a larger business,  but were doing their best with the facilities and  rates obtainable  from the railroad company.  They were not making promises, but  he could say that during the past two  months the company had made a reduction of $2 per hundred on merchandise  from eastern points, andghad also reduced very materially the rates on butter,  dressed poultry, and produce of all kinds  from Manatoba and the North-AVest, and  the rates were low now.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  /1 WILLIM & JOHNSON,  <Ur (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City. -      -      -  And look at the bigv pile of  READY MADE  CLOTHING  That Bill Hunter and his Clerks are  B 0  A.  DR1SCOLL, C. E.  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  QM, WOOD WORTH, M.A.,  LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCER; -_DtcV,!  MINES and REAL EST  1TE  Slocan City, B.C.  w  S. Dhkavky  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twigg  Now Denver, B.C.  DREWRY& TWIGG  Dominion iind Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  New   Denver's School  The summer holidays will soon be  over and nothing* has yet been done  about a school site. If the trustees  do not soon bestir themselves another  year will slip away beiore this growing town has a suitable building in  which to educate the young but rising generation.  Another Feeder.  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of  Suitings and  Trousering's aWays on. hand.  A new stock of  Gents' Furnishings,  Special lines in balbreggan, Carpets, Mats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest styles in Dress Goods and  Trimmings: in silks and velvets and  buttons; Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too-numerous to mention.  Millinery the latest style always on hand.  MRS. W   W. MERKLY.  C. E. Perry, is surveying* a line for  the C. P. R. from a point one mde above  Three Forks to near Whitewater. The  C. P. K. will soon have the iron horse  into McGuigan and Whitewater camps.  Chas. A. Stoess,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E. M Can. Soc. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial Land Surveyor.   MiningSurveying.  Kaslo, B. C.  STORE AND LOT FOR SALE,  Inquire of  A. S. WILLIAMSON,  SILVERTON.  Bill says that the Slocan people will miss  One  of  the  Great  Opportunities  of a  Lifetime  If they do not get in early and avoid the  rush. He may have to hire an extra  clerk when the world reads this ad, but  is willing" to take chances.  SllLSjiLsk  Reader,  Eosebery  The  northern connecting* point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Eosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.  safe harbor north of  Eosebery  It is at Eosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring'  their families.  Eosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Eosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Eosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Eosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.   Watch this.  Eosebery  Terms, _��� cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIB,  General Agentj  n ��� ���  Two 10x15 jobbers; one a Gordon and the other  an Excelsior, now  called the Eclipse.  R. T. LOWERY.  w.  PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S..  ASSAY OFFICES  and Chemical Laboratory.  Established 1890. Vancouver, B.C  For several years with Vivian & Sons,  Swansea, and local representative for them.  For 5 years manager for the assayers-to the  Rio Tinto Company, London.  Canadian representative of the Cassel Gold  Extracting Co., Ltd., Glasgow. [Cyanide Process.]  All work personally superintended. Only  competent men employed.   No pupils rAdnvet1  T IFE   INSURANCE.  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Kaislo, B C  Locate  a  vanishes.  suit  before   the   opportunity  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  ���*- No. 71,  "W.    F.   2&.  Meets every Saturday nighty  C.   McNIOHOLLS.   President  CHAS.   BRAND, Secretary.  To dine at the Filbert, in Sandon,  should be the aim of all lovers of good  living. f  -l_Mft_____HM___  ���__A_m__m__Bi��<______; .6  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 29, 1897.  Foui-TH Year.  CARE   FOR   THE   LIVIXG.  At twilight, when the world was still,  I roamed the grassy churchyard through:  The moonlight silvered vale and bill,  And sparkled on the summer dew.  As silent as the stars above.  The sleepers in their couches lay;  Forgotten dreams of hate and love.  The strife and toil of yesterday.  Forgotten all the hopes and fears,  The sordid aims, the aims sublime;  The smiles, the joys, the sobs, the tears,  Forgotten all; forgotten Time.  I roamed about the marbled ground,  Impressed by all that vast repose;  Unbroken by a vagrant sonnd���  The silence that ihe dead man knows.  "Some day," I mused, "I too, shall lie  Beside these dreamless sleepers here;  And then shall any passer-by  Pause by my grave and shed a tear?  "It matters not, when one is dead,  ���What boots an idle tear or so?  'Twere better far to drop some bread  With living folks who dwell m woe.  "You'd better feed that dog of mine  When I am dead and gone to rust,  Than come and shed a tub of brine  Above my still, responseless dust.  "I'd rather you would tend my cow  Wrhen I am snoozingin my grave,  Than come with grief upon your brow,  To wring your clammy hands and rave.  "I'd rather have a kindly word  When meeting you upon the street  Than tons of flowers when I'm interred,  With sod and gumbo on rny feet.  "I'd iather have a cheerful smile  Before I meet my day of doom  Than all the vases you can pile  Upon my lowly misfit tomb.  "I'd rather have you shake my hand  And ask in. kindly how I stack  Than seek my cold couch with a band  To play sad dirges there and back,''  The moon had passed behind a cloud;  The weary night was waxing old;  I felt as though I wore a shroud,  And ever since I've had a cold  ���Walt Mason.  ONE   OF   LINCOLN'S   STORIES.  Company has been organised here to de-  velope the coal, and oil fields recently  discovered in southeastern Alaska by R  C. Johnston of Los Gatos, Cal. The  report made to the company by Mr.  Johnston and T. J. Hamilton of this'  city, the experts who made a thorough  investigation of the property, show that  the discovery is really the most wonderful find the world has ever known.  Thirty thousand feet of pipe has already  been * ordered from Pittsburg, and as  soon as received here a steam schooner  will be chartered to carry it and tank  materials to the discovery". A prominent  oil man has given a guarantee of all the  capital necessary to build a refinery at  this point as soon as necessary to handle  the product. The oil is pronounced of  the best quality ever seen and the quantity is unlimited.  THE   WETTIN'   OF THE JACKET.  AlasKa   Indians   In   Business.  Fate of tho Man Who Tried to Advertise  Gunpowder at a Prayer Meeting1.  The following anecdote by Lincoln is  recounted by General Horace Porter in  his "Campaigning with Grant" in the  April Century. It was told during Lincoln's visit to the front at City Point:  In the course of the conversation that  evening he spoke of the improvement in  arms and ammunition, and of the new  powder prepared for the fifteen-inch  guns. ' He said he had never seen the  latter article, but he understood it differed very much from any other powder  that had ever been used. I told him  that I happened to have in my tent a  specimen which had been sent to headquarters as a curiosity, and that I would  bring it to him. When I returned with  a grain of the powder about the size of a  walnut, he took it, turned it over in his  hand, and, after examining it carefully,  , said: "Well, it's rather larger than the  powder we used to buy in my shooting  daj's. It reminds me of what occurred  once in a country meeting-house in Sangamon County. You see, there were  very few newspapers then, and the country store-keepers had to resort to some  other means of advertising their wares.  If, for instance, the preacher happened  to be late in coming to prayer meeting  of an evening, the shopkeepers would  often put in the time while the people  were waiting by notifying them of any  new arrival of an attractive line of goods.  "One evening a man arose up and  said: 'Brethren, let me take occasion  to say, while we're a-waitin', that I have  jest received a new invoice of sportin'  powder. The grains are so small you  kin scarcely see 'em with the naked eye,  and polished up so fine you kin stand  up and comb yer ha'r in front of one o'  them grains jest like it was a lookin'-  glass. Hope you'll come down to rny  store at the cross-roads and examine  that powder for yourselves.'  "When he had got about this far a  rival powder merchant in the meeting,  who had been boiling over with indignation at the amount of advertising the  opposition powder was getting, jumped  up and cried out: 'Brethren, I hope  you'll not believe a single word Brother  Jones has been sayin' about that powder. I've been down thai* and seen it  for myself, and I pledge you my word  that the grains is bigger than the lumps  in a coal pile; any one of you brethren,  ef you was in your future state, could  put a bar'l o' that powder on your  shoulder and march squar' through* the  sulphurious flames surroundin' you  without the least danger of an explosion.'"  The Alaska Miner says that the missionary may have budded better than  he knew. Several ludians, acting in the  spirit of emulation, have started stores  of their own,and in some instances carry  a stock of $6,000 to $10,000. There are  six stores of this description on their  islands. These educated Indians have  arrived at the conclusion that there is  money in commercial life, and have decided to compete with Mr. Duncan and  his Portland capitalists.- Mr. Ihiucan  has met this competition, first by selling  flour at $1.-5 a sack, and then raising  dock rates to $3 per ton upon all goods  landed for his store. The Indians have  determined to build a dock of their own,  and have announced that they will complete it this summer, and allow anyone  to land there who wishes to.  This is no idle boast, as they have  plenty of money, and can pay cash for  work they don't do themselves. Educational and religious movements on the  islands are being overshadowed by commercial matters. Rich free-milling  quartz has been found, land the Indians  hope before long to have stamp mills at  work.  Through the plagues of Egyp' we was chasin  Arabi,,  Gettin' down an' shovin' in the sun:  An' you might 'ave called us dirty, an'you might  'ave called us dry,  An' you might Ve 'card us takin' at tlie gun,  But the captain 'ad 'is jacket, an' the jacket it  was new���  ('Orse Gunners, listen to my song!)  An' the wettin' of the jacket is the proper thing  to do���  Nor we didn't keep 'im waitin' very long.  One day they gave us orders for to shell a sand  redoubt,  Loadin'down the axle-arms with case,  But the captain knew 'is dooty,:an' he took the  crackers out  RHEUMATISM.  Air  An' he put .some proper liquor in its place,  .n' the captain saw the shrapnel, which is six-  an'-thirty clear  ('Orse Gunners, listen to my song!)  'Will you draw the weight/' sez 'e,  WHITE   GROUSE   MOUNTAIN.  A   Lake of Petroleum.  What is declared to be the most gigantic oil discovery anywhere on the  face of the globe has been made in  Alaska, the country so fabulously rich  in gold and other precious metals. Beside it the Monte Cristo-like tales of the  famed   Clondyke  pale   into   insignificance.  Last November two prospectors, one.  named Eddy, while scouring extreme  northern Alaska, up near the Arctic  circle, came across a lake several miles  wide in places and five or six miles in  length, which seemed to he crude oil or  petroleum.  It appeared that the lake was fed  from an innumerable number of oil  springs in the sand and mountainous  banks forming it. Further search revealed great veins and ledges of coal.  The prospectors came to Seattle and reported tlie result of their discoveries to  Charles F. Munday, of the law linn of  White & Munday." This gentlemen had  tests made of the petroleum, which was  pronounced productive first grade coal  oil. He was informed, in short, that the  great fields of Pennsylvania yielded no  better. Munday enlisted a number of  his friends, including ex-United States  Marshal Hamilton, and a company was  formed.  Quietly   five   or   six men, including*  three or four eastern coal and oil experts, were dispatched to the north to  make an examination of the property.  These men returned to Seattle on  the  last steamer, the City of Topeka. Their  report, in brief, is that this lake, which  is within two miles of the ocean, is  the  greatest   body   of oil ever   discovered.  They pronounce it almost pure oil, and  say   that   it  is fed by an innumerable  number of springs, apparently as lasting as ages.    While north   the agents  formed a mineral district and took   up  in the name of the company 8800 acres  of land, including* the lake.  Development work is going ahead  steadily on the White Grouse Mountain  this summer, and while the conditions  will prevent anything in the way of  large ore shipments, there will no doubt  be sufficient work done to put several of  the properties in shape to ship as soon as  transportation facilities offer.  The Ora Plata Mining Company is  working six men on the Company's property, located about a mile southeast of  the Storm King. They have a good  strong ledge, the ore in which is similar  to that found on other properties in the  district���a grey copper, with gold and  silver values.  President Wadsworth of. the White  Grouse Mining Company, has let a contract for a 100-foot tunnel on the Annie  S. This property is north of the Copper  King. A 20-foot tunnel has been run in  upon this ledge, disclosing a six-foot  vein of high grade copper ore. Assays  from the Annie S. have given returns of  from 100 to 300 ounces silver, $4 to $18  in gold, and an average of 10 per cent,  copper. The Company has a good site  for a tunuel <*nd every facility for working the property. Much of the stock in  this company is held by Nelson people.  The owns of the Jessie K. and Morning mines will also let a contract for  running a 100-foot tunnel on the Morning. These claims are one mile south of  the Storm King.  Hector McRae will resum work upon  the Edwards and Brussels as soon as he  can get provisions and supplies up to the  properties. Considerable work has been  done upon the property. It has a strong  ledge, which carries good values in copper, silver and goid.  W. R. Ramsdail, the manager of the  Montana company, operating some of  the best claims in the district, has eight  men at work driving a tunnel on the  Golden King. The Golden King ledge  shows on the surface for a distance of  over 100 feet, varying in width from 8 to  16 feet. Ramsdail will also run a tunnel  on the Silver Tip. On the Storm King,  about which so much was heard last  Summer, the vein is four feed wide at a  a depth of 70 feet. This property was  reported to have pinched out. An open  cut has been run on the Big Four, owned  by the same company, uncovering a good  ledge.  "or will you  draw the beer?''  An' we didn't keep 'im waitin' very long.  Then we trotted gentle, not to break the bloomin'  Though  the  Arabites    'ad    all   their   ranges  marked;  But we dursn't 'ardly gallop, for the most was  bottled Bass,  An' we'd dreamed of it since we was disembarked;  So tired economic with the shells we 'ad in 'and,  ('Orse Gunners, listen to my song !)  But the beggars under cover 'ad the imidence to  stand,  An' we couldn't keep 'em waitin' very long,  So we finished 'arf the liquor (an' the captain took  champaigne),  An' the Arabites was shootln' all the while ;  An' we left our wounded 'appy with the empties  on the plain,  An' we used the bloomin' guns. for pro-jec-tile!  We limbered up an' galloped���there was nothin'  else to do���  ('Orse Gunners, listen to my song !)  An' the battery came a-bouiidin' like a boundin'  kangaroo,  But they didn't watch us comiu' very long.  We was goin' most; extended���we  was drivin'  very line.  An' the Arabites wereloosin'Mgh an' wide.  Till the captain took the glace with a rattlhi' right  incline,  , An' we dropped upon their 'eads the other side.  Then we give 'em quarter���such as 'adn't up and  cut,  ('Orse Gunners, listen to my song j)  An'the captain stood a liuiberful of fizzy���some-  thin' Brutt,  But we didn't leave it iizzin' very long.  We might ha' been court-martialled, but it all.  come out all right  When they signalled us to join the main command.  There was every round expended, there was everv  gunnertight,  An' the captain waved a corkscrew in 'iz 'and.  ���Rudyard Kipling.  MY   BROWN   ROSE.  Oh, my rose ain't white,  An'my rose ain't red,   .  An ' my Kose don't grow  On de vine on de shed.  But she lives in de cabin  Whar de roses twine,  An' she wrings out 'er clo'es  In de shade o' de vines. -  An' de red leaves fall,  An' de white rose sheds  Till dey kiver all de group'  Whar my brown Rose treads.  An' de butterfly comes.  An' de bumblebee, too.  An' de hummin' bird hums  All de long day throo.  An' dey sip at de white.  An' dey taste at de red,  An'dey fly in an'out  Of de vines roun' de shed.  When I comes along  An' gathers some buds.  An'I meeks some remarks  About renching or suds.  But de birds.nn ' de bees  An' de rest of us knows  Dat we all hangin' roun'  Des ter look at m v Rose.  ���Ruth McEnery Stuart.  HOT   STUFF.  Brew Terrors In Store For Sufferers *_____  the Little Understood Disease.  Now we are told that not only are  ?ancer and consumption contagions, as  -veil as several ether diseases long regarded as individual, but that rheumatism may be transmitted from one person to another by contact as well as by  heredity. This is the more alarming because rheumatism, for which there are  more sure cures than a pharmacist can  compound in a week, is virtually incurable by drugs and is the disease of all  diseases that is not understood by the  medical profession. Nobody knows exactly or approximately what rheumatism is. It is described with a high degree of positiveness in medical books,  but the fact that afflictions wholly unlike are classed under the general head  of rheumatism is proof that there is no  certain knowledge of its character. It  is found to be associated with disorders  of the throat and stomach and with distinctly nervous affections. The varieties  run from muscular rheumatism to neuralgia, yet as to what tissues are most  involved in the worst form of the disease and in what manner they are involved there are as many opinions as  there are varieties of rheumatism.  The rheumatic patient, who sometimes suffers all tho pangs of gout, has  a hard enough time of it at best without being regarded as a center of physical as well as moral pestilence. Ho is  irritable, pugnacious, impatient, ungrateful and profane. His immediate  relations bear with these mortal infirmities because of the obvious reality of  his sufferings.' They generously put  themselves within the range and reach  of his shoes or whatever missiles he l:��_s  at hand, in order that he may vary the  monotony .of pain with the pleasure of  personal assault. To announce the contagiousness of rheumatism is to drive  away from his bedside all sympathetic  and enduring friends. When they witness the moral decay of a good man in  the clutches of this disease, they are ,  naturally disposed to save themselves  by flight from a like condition.  What the victims of rheumatism have  a right to maintain is that the doctorfi  know too little about the disease. They  are too helpless in its violent stage to  have any warrant for further dogmatic  affirmations about it. If rheumatism is  to be classed among the contagious diseases, it will be necessary to regulate  the Turkish bath establishments as we  do smallpox hospitals, or they will become centers from which rheumatism  will radiate like cholera from oriental  wells. Man is kept busy enough dodging the microbes of other diseases without being compelled to ward olf rheumatism.���St. Louis Globe-Democrat  Press me closer, all my own;  Warms my heart for thee alone. "  Every nerve responsive thrills;  Each caress my being thrills.  Rest and peace in vain I crave;  In ecstasy I live, thy slave.  Dower'd witli hope, with promise blest,  Thou dost reign u|ion my breast.  Closer still, for I am thine;  Burns my heart, for thou art mine.  Though the message, I the wire���  I the furnace, thou the (ire���  I the servant, thou the master-  Roaring, red-hot mustard plaster!  'T    1*.  They All mushed.  There is a storekeeper in this city  wdio luxriates in the name of Mansbach,  a name which the Americans of San  :ave an account of a big landslide," said the new reporter. "What  head shall I put it under?". "Put it under the'Heal Estate Transfers.'" said  the snake editor.  GREAT CHANCE!  The first two people to reach Win.  Hunter & Co.'s store in Silverton at 5  o'clock on Monday morning*, August  2nd, 1S97, will each receive a suit of  ready-made clothing* free.  Elderly Gent���I am eighty years old  ever  Francisco disgrace bv  calling-  it "man's  back." A charming* young*lady trying-  hard to explain to a room full of friends  the location of a certain house in Mr.  Mansbach's street, found herself misunderstood.  "Is it on this side of the street?" asked a pretty girl in the room.-  "No," was the explanation, "it is on  Mansbach's side!"  It was some time before she could understand why the girls all blushed and  the young men all seemed to be upon  the point of having a  fit.���S. F. Wasp.  man, and I don't "recollect  telling a lie  The young man���Well, you can't expect your memory to be reliable at  that age.  What Lincoln Had Learned.  Mr. Albert Blair,, writing'in the St.  Louis Globe-Democrat about President  Lincoln, remarks especially upon his  umihectedness, and in so doing relates  a story which may prove an encouragement to readers who have sometimes  found themselves ignorant where they  had supposed themselves well informed.  In February, 18C5, Mr. Blair was  present at a White House reception, a  general reception, open to everybody.  Mr. Lincoln was attended by Judge David Davis, who took the names of all  comers and introduced them to the  president.  Of course there was a crowd, and no  body had - timo for more than a word  and a handshake. Mr. Blair was presented to the president, and then step-  peu aside to watch the show. Mr. Lincoln and Judge Davis carried on a con-  \ersatiou, constantly interrupted though  it was.  "Now," says Mr. Blair, "it was  'How do yon do, colonel?' or 'My brav6  boy' (this to a young soldier) or 'I am  glad-to see you,'or some other phrase  of cordial recognition."  There was no official starch, but what  especially impressed Mr. Blair was a re-'  mark made, by Mr. Lincoln in a perfectly matter of fact, unaffected tone, loud  enough to be heard by many of the bystanders.  "Judge," said he, "I never knew until the other day how to spell the word  'maintenance.'" Here a hand interrupted him. "I always thought it was  m-a-i-u, main, t-a-i-n, tain, a-n-c-e,  ance, maintainance, but I find it is  m-a-i-n,main, t-e, te, n-a-n-c-e, nance,  maintenance."  ffiflVM)  9v%>'%*/V*/V9><^*/*<%S9A/%<%^^W*/%W  The  Windsor  Restaurant  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  in the  Silvery Slocan.  ?i\/W%  IN NEW DENVER,  It was in ojieration when  Was turned against the country, and, now tliatjthe  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  ...... A- place where any  . ... appetite can be satiated.  COME .EARLY AND AVOID THEZRUSH.  Jacobson & Co,  <Lv  <%Ab>^*>^^W9s^>^*^%r*&%Wt>^*k^^  ^  BBS-BE  Linton Bros'  book store  CALGARY  "   and  SLOCAN CITY.  Books, Stationery,  Wall Paper,  Sporting' Goods,  Fishing- Tackle,  Pipes, Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccoes,  Mineral Glasses, Mining* Laws & Maps.  J.R.&B.GameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing*  ���: ill the: ���  -. Latest Style  ���: of the -.���  Tailors  At*t.  BbspBaL'THAEEFORKS & SANDON  SA^V   MILL  Opposite New Denver, is now in operation.       Orders promptly filled.  Address letters to New Denver.  TINSMITH AND PLUflBER,  Galvanized Iron Air Pipe.       Metal Roofing* and all kinds of Mining and  Job Work.  Slocan Avenue, next to Denver House.  Junn'h   Precaution.  To   Market   Alaskan   OH.  In the Bazilian hotels men are employed to do the chamber work, and they are  prone to rush into the bedrooms of the  guests when occasion requires without  knocking. A prim little Yankee "School-  marm" visiting Kio Janeiro was much  annoyed at this custom, and, after mildly protesting several times without  effect, she said severely to the boy who  did the work in her room :  "Juan, be good enough to understand  that I will not allow you to open the  door of my room without knocking. If  you do it again I shall certainly report  you at the office. Why, I might be  dressing!"  ���'No danger of that, Senora, responded  Juan in his best English ; "before I come  in I always look me through the keyhole."���Argonaut.  niton  rmg  Seattle.���The   Alaska    Development!  "Well, I can't see any fun in attendur  court,"said an observant old lady. "Every time a witness goes to tell anything' that's got anything" to do with the  case all the lawyers jump up and begin  to holler and the jedge rules the testi-  monv out."  A full line of  ��\j#\_?#\��) <^\_?  Drugs,  Patent Medicines,  Rubber Goods,  Stationery & Cigars.  -^\#0\_5_r\^_r\^)  Prescriptions accurately and  Carefully Dispensed.  R. O. Matheson,  Proprietor.^^^^f.^:  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOnS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  ^^_In New Denver;  Contains all the famous  liquors of the present day.  The cigars are from reliable  makers and give out, when  in action, an aroma that  scents the immediate atmosphere with an odor that is  pleasing to the olfactories of  man.  In the billiard room of this  hotel the ivory spheres can  be set in motion whenever  the public desires it.  ANGUS McGILLIVRAY Fourth Yeah.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 29, 1897.  THE   SILENT MARCH  When the march begins in the morning  And the heart and the foot are light,  When the flags are all a-flutter  And the world is gav and bright,  When the bugles lead" the column  And the drums are proud in the van,  It's shoulder to shoulder,  forward, march!  Ah! let him lag who can!  For it's easy to march to music  With your comrades all in line.  And you don't get tired, you feel inspired,  And life is a draught divine.  When the march drags on at evening,  Ard the color-bearer's gone.  When the merry strains are silent,  That piped so brave r* the dawn,  When you miss the dear old fellows  Who started out with you.  When it's stubborn and sturdy, forward march!  Though the ragged lines are few.  Then it's hard to march in silence.  And the road has lonesome grown,  And life is a bitter cup to drink.  But the soldier must not moan.  And this is the task before us,  A task we may never shirk.  In the gay time and the sorrowful time  We must march and do our work,  We must march when tlie music cheers us,  March when the strains are dumb,  Plucky and valiant, forward, march!  And smile, whatever may come.  For, whether it's hard or easy,  The strong man keeps the pace,  For the desolate inarch and the silent,  The strong soul finds the Trace.  ���Margaret E. gangster.  tain Southern town to a traveling* man  who was tapping with his cane with evident intention of smashing' in the. glass  around a street lamp.  Ah, there you are," said the travel-  as the g-lass g-ave wav with a  111)  a.  ing* man  crash.  , if you'll be good enough  I'll be much obliged to  "Now  to arrest me,  you."  "You seem mighty anxious to get arrested," said the officer.  "Yes; I was a little bit,afraid that  you wouldn't notice me. I've g*ot to  stay here about three days, till I hear  from my firm on a business matter."  "Well, you don't want to spend that  time in jail, do you?"  "Yes: I have tried both the hotels  here."       _______  FLOAT.  MANY   JOSHERS   JOSHES.  "With an Occasional  Trace of Song And  Sentiment,  MARCH  MINERAL   CLAIM.  FACTS   ABOUT   YOUR   FEET.  Treatment, of tho Undoratnndiiig*���They  Govern Complexion and Give Color.  It may not be generally known that  the feet are an excellent index to the  state of health, and that the more care  given to these useful appendages of the  human form shows a marked improvement in the complexion.  The feet should be kept warm and  dry. The feet need frequent bathing,  a nightly bath, if possible, in warm  water, and a brisk rubbing with a dry  coarse towel. The glands or pores of  the feet are among* the largest of the  human frame, consequently- the necessity of keeping them in the best order  will be readily appreciated. The color  of the feet is also a g*ood index to  health. When in fair condition the  soles and heels, the tips of the toes and  a narrow edg*e on the outside pf the foot  will be a rosy pink, the tops will be  white. and*:the nails shine with a pearly,' faintly pink lustre. Tf a person is  debilitated or anoemic, or in a low state  of vitality, the feet will indicate tlie fact  more readily than the face. The heel,  instead of blushing a tender, rosy pink,  with show a.-livid, greenish yellow.  The soles and toes will also pale to a  yellowish hue, and a general toughness  bf the cuticle of the soles willbeeonie  apparent.  The healthful exercise of the functions of the feet have a wonderful,  influence upon the complexion. Thick,  florid or oily skins that local treatment is thrown away upon, will show  a noticeable inprovement if treated  through the feet. If the color is too  ' high, or a habitual, unbecoming flush  overspreads the face, a hot footbath  upon retiring will decrease the unbecoming flush to a gentle pallor.  If the soles of the feet show a disposition to harden and toug'hen, treat  them to a vigorous course of message.  Bathe twenty. minutes in hot water,  in which a little borax has been dissolved and while still moist, rub into  them thoroughly a quantity of mutton  tallow that has been melted, and is  still warm. If there are callouses and  corns, bind a generous dab of the tallow  over the spot, after rubbing thoroughly, and the tenure of the corn will be a  verv short one indeed. This massage  of the feet cannot be too highly recommended, either for those whose fad is  beautiful pedal extremities or comfort  in walking or standing.  For feet that are persistently damp,  a tablespoonful of spirits of camphor in  the bath of one pail will be found to  have a tonic and cleansing effect, and  is said to prevent the taking of colds  from damp. The dressing of the feet  enters largely into their general comfort and well-being. If they are cramped and suffer from friction, the facial  expression and complextion will not  fail to chronicle fthe I fact. To the habitual cramping of the feet, the wearing  of unhygienic makes of shoes, and general indifference to the care demanded  by these sensitive members, is due the  flushed face, the blooming nose, and  broken veins that disfigure many  cheeks,the bloodshot eyes and unlovely  complexion, the owners of which would  be very incredulous were they informed  of the true source of these u'nbeautiful  ills.  The output of gold from Cripple Creek  district for the first six months of the  year is $0,075,000.  The Calumet <k Hecla Mining Company is building 100 dwellings on its  mining location, nearly half of which are  in the neighborhood of the new 5,000-  foot Red Jacket shaft.  The Drum Luinmon, of Helena, manager reports that the fifty-stamp mill,  which resumed operations on May 1,  crushed during that month 3,500 tons  of ore, valued at $40,800,with a net profit  of $8,500.  The Empire 'mine at Grass Valley,  Colorado county, which has a recorded  production of nearly $6,000,000, is developed to a depth of over 2,000 feet.  The vein is still sufficiently productive  to keep the forty-stamp mill busy.  The Golden Cross gold mines, near  Yuma, have been sold to a syndicate  headed by Colonel Isaac Trumbo of  San Francisco. For the past year the  mines have been under the management  of a receiver,as the company had swamped itself with debt in putting in a big  mill and pumping plant.  Reports at the annual meeting of the  Parrot Silver and Copper Mining Company at Butte shows the year's net  profits as nearly $500,000. In addition  the Company has expended $600,000 on  its new smelting plant at Gaylord and  about $100,000 will be required to complete it. J. E. Gaylord, who has been  with the company since its inception,  resigned as general manager, and is succeeded by Robert D. Grant.  The work in the Molli�� Gibson mine  at Aspen has apparently resulted in the  discovery of a rich ore chute such as in  former years made fortunes for holders  of stock. The story of this latest strike  leaked out some days ago and the company discharged the entire day shift  because some on this crew is suspected  of having divulged the secret. For a  time at least the mine will pay dividends.  C. D. Walcott, of the United States  geological survey, who has examined  the Silver Peak region in Nevada, says  -it is very rich iii gold. When under development in the sixties the miners paid  little attention to anything but silver  ores, and the charge for mining was $100  per ton. Mr. Wolcott says there is a  gold belt six miles north of Silver Peak,  practically- untouched,- bearing -��� large  lodes, in which the ore will pay $10 to  $12 per ton, with chutes and bunches  much'richer.  Watahmilyon's growin' in de fiel' neah by ;  Sing sweet, man lady.  Gittin' red an' juicy as the days do fly;  Sing sweet, mail lady.  Watahmilyon's growin' on a big stout vine,  Ah knows a milyon dat'll soon be mine ;  Hush, mah baby, bide yo'time,  Sing sweet, mah lady.  Possum am a hidin' in a big gum tree ;  Sing sweet, mah lady.  Possum's gettin' jes' ez fat ez he kin lie;  Sing sweet, mah lady.  A h knows a, possum dat'll soon be mine;  Mh���Mb���Mh, won't he be fine ?  Go long, honey, bide, yo' time ;  Sing sweet, mah lady.  Ah knows a fence wha some sp'ing chickens roos',  Sing sweet, mah lady.  Some da'k night "dem chicks'] 1 take a boos'  Sing sweet, mah lady.  Nice sp'ing chicken mighty good to eat;  Wen he's teiideh, he am ha'd to beat;  Won't Ah give dat gal a treat!  Sing sweet, mah lady.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distriot. Where located:���On  Slocan Lake, adjoining the .Town of Silver-  ton on the south.  ���PAKE NOTICE that I, C. W. Callahan, Frea  1 Miner's Certificate No. 74615, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action,under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  C.   W.   CALLAHAN  Dated this 4th day of -June, 1897.  OTTAWA   NO.   2   MINERAL   CLAIM.  ���A-  SITTING of the County Court of Kootenay  will be holden at New Denver, on Thursday the -9th July, 1897, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  E.   T.   H.   SIMPKLVS,  Acting Registrar of the Court.  Dated at Nelson, 3rd June, 1897. .        .  NOTICE.  says  the  or  It was a Denver cycle' girl who asked  an engineer down et the depot what was  the gear of locomotive he rode.:���Denver  Post.  A little girl, six years old, was on a  visit to her grandfather, an English  divine, celebrated for his.logical acumen. "Only think, Grandpa," said she  one day. "what Uncle Robert  ���'What does he say, my dear?  '���He says the moon is made of green  cheese.    It isn't is it?  ''Well, suppose you find out for yourself."  "How can T, Grandpa?"  "Get your Bible and see what it says.  Begin at the beginning, of course."  The child sat down to read and before  she had got far in the book of Genesis,  she read about the creation of the stars  and the animals, so.she came back, her  eyes bright with excitement.  ' "I've found it, Grandpa. It isn't true,  for the moon was made before the cow!"  Mother���How is it you get so many  bad marks at .school?  Little   Johnny���Well,  got tfl mark somebody  will think  she's not  business.  Amasie, (avIio sees the twins in a perambulator for the first time)���Jiminie!  A baby with a head at both ends !  It was noticed at one of the boy's  clubs on the N. Y. East Side, that a little negro who attended regularly always sought a certain book each evening, and laughed uproariously, appar  ently at the same picture. One of the  supervisors approached and saw that  the picture represented a bull chasing  a small colored boy across a field. He  asked the little fellow what amused him  so. "Gosh!" answered the boy, "he  ain't kotched him yet!"  ittle Maggie's father was a salesman  a large baking-powder firm, and  one night she electrified her mother by  praying, "Dear Lord, please make me  pure, pure and sure, like baking-  powder."  He���Jenny, you are a brick.     '  She, (between gasps)���Yes; a pressed  brick.  Tho Gathering of the Widows.  Situate on North side Four Mile Creek, some  Five Miles East of Silverton, Slocan  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driseoll, as  agent for Geo. Fairbiirn, free miners'certificate No. 78,256, Paul Anderson, free miner'ri  certificate No. 7(I,2G_, Charles Anderson, free  miner's certificate No. Gl,8-5, intend, 00 days  after date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  A.   DR1SCOLL.  Dated this 1-th day of June, 18ft7. jel7-agl7  attending  teacher's  else folks  to her  GItEENLEAF  MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located ? Adjoining the Clipper, about three miles  above the town of New Denver.  TAKE notice that we. tlie undernamed, A.  Ferguson, free miner's certificate No. G7088,  J. Cummings, free miner's certificate No. 85357,  W. C. McKinnon,- free miner's certificate No!  8)994, N. Angrignon, free miner's certificate  No. 79098, J. Cadden,free miners certificate No.  74051, intend sixty days from date hereof to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of the above claiin.  And further take notice that action under  Section 87 must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of July, 1897.  JENNY LIND, ROBERTSON AND BEAVER  MINERAL   CLAIMS.  SIXTY days after date I intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  W^rks for permission to purchase 160 acres of  lam" more or less described as follows:���Beginning at a post planted on the West or right  bank of Wilson Creek, about J of a mile from  its mouth, and marked S. E. Corner A. M.  Wilson,thence along the East Boundary line of  -'98, G- 1. North, about 450 feet to a post marked N. E. Corner of Lot 298. G. 1.; thence West  along North Boundary ot said Lot _98, G-. 1,  about 900 feet more or less to a post marked  S. W. A. M. Wilson . thence North 40 chains ;  thence East 40 chains more or less to Bank of  Wilson Creek; thence following me_nderings  of Wilson Creek in a southerly direction to  place of beginning. Containing by admeasiire-  ment 190 acres more or less.  A.   M.   WILSON.  Rosehery, B.C , -8th May 189" je3-ag3  RPASSENGER  U       TRAINS  EACH   DAY. -^ EACH   DAY.  - Between -  Trail and  Rossland  On the-^.  Coki-i-i _&Jtti_ ffy  Run Made in one Hour.  NOTICE.  for  Situated on North side of Four Mile Creek,  some Five Miles East of Silverton, Slocan  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driseoll, as  agent for A. H Bremner, free miners, certificate No. GG385, intend. GO days after date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Crown grants of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of, improvements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this 12th day of June, 1897. jel7-agl7  "VTOTICE is hereby given,'that- sixtydays after  ���*���' date we intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase the following described land, situated in the Slocan Mining Division, West  Kootenay District, on Four Mile Creek, about  three miles from the town of Silverton:  Commencing at a post on the north side of  Four Mile Creek, marked " Kenneth Morrison,  C. A. Gardnerand E. W.Bradshaw's northeast  corner," and running east .50 chains, thence  south 30 chains, thence west 50 chains, thence  north 30chains to point of commencement,  and containing 1G0 acres more or less.  Dated the 8th day of July, 1897.  KENNETH MORRISON,  C. A. G-ARDNER,  jj_5-agl5 E. XV. BRADSHAW.  NOTICE.  VOTICE is hereby given that 30 days from date  1\ I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber on the following described lands. Commencing at a post marked  No. 1 post, on the south of Four Mile creek  about 1000 feet west of Fennell creek, running  southerly 40 chains, thence east 120 chains,  thence north 80 chains,thence west 120 chains,  thence south 40 chains to point of commencement, about eight miles from Silverton, B.C.,  containing 960 acres.  HALTON CHIEF MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District, British Columbia.  Where located? On the O. K. Creek, a  tributary of the north fork of Carpenter  Creek^and about five miles northeast of  Three Forks:  M.  rPAKE NOTICE, that I,  1    as agent for E. S. Graham,  An Argufying: Hold-up.  Mr. McGregor, a Scot who resides in  San Francisco,  most argumentative  Misdirected Emotion.  Tf the men who become the objects of  hero-worship could see the evidence of  the feeling they inspire they would possibly be even more reconciled to leaving this sphere for any other, hetter or  worse, says the Youth,s Companion*  . Sometimes they do know; and then they  heed to exercise abundant charity.  An American who has lived much  abroad says he was present on one occasion when a'countrywoman of his  met a famous poet. She saw the object of her idolatry: She. rushed forward and struck aii altitude.  "And is. it possible," she cried dramatically.'"that I look upon Brown-  ing?"    '  One feels that Dr. Johnson, in the.  same circumstances, would have remarked gruffly, "Don't be a fool, madam."  Again, there are times when pathos  is showered only upon the dead. T. F.  Silleck says that on one of his holiday  excursions he visited Mount Vernon.  There in the middle of the g*rounds he  came upon a lady kneeling at a building at some distance from the monument. She was bathed in tears. Mr.  Silleck walked up to her and asked her  if she were in trouble.  "No, sir," she said, "thank you very  much. I am not in trouble," but my  patriotic feelings overcome me when I  gaze upon the tomb of the Father of his  Country."  "I quite understand," said Mr. Silleck, gently, "but my dear madam, you  have made a mistake. This is not the  tomb of Washington. Tt is over* yonder.   This is the ice-house."  And drying her tears, the lady moved  away.    A Drummer'8 Lust Resort.  is said to be one of the  of men, and one  of the calmest. Earlv one morning as  he was returning home he was addressed by a man -who emphasized his words  Avith a pistol..  "Throw up vour hands !"  "Whv?" asked Mr, McGregor calmlv.  "Throw them up!"  "But what for ?'f  "Put up your hands!" insisted the  footpad, snaking his pistol. "Will you  do what I tell vou?"  "That depends," said Mr. McGregor.  "If ye can show me ony reason why I  should put up ma hands, I'll no say but  what I wull; but yero mere requaist  wad be no justification for me to do so  absurd a thing*. Noo, why should you,  a complete stranger, ask me at this*'oor  o' the morning* 'on a public street to  hold up ma hands?"  "If you don't quit gassin' and obey  orders', I'll blow the top of your head  off," said the robber.  "What? Faith, man, you must be  oot 0' yer head. Come noo, poor buddy," said McGregor, soothingly, cooly  catching the pistol and wrenching it  with a quick twist out of the man's  hand, "come, noo, an' I'll show ye  where they'll take care 0' ye. Hcch !  Diuna ye try to feeht, or escod, I'll  shoot ye. By the way, ye might as  weel put up'yer ain hands, an' just  walk aheah 0'nie. That's it. Trudge  away noo'."  And so Mr. McGregor marched his  man to the city prison and handed him  over to Capt. Douglass.  "It wuda be a bad idea to put him in  a straigiitjaeket," he said serenely to  the officer. "There's little doot but the  buddy's daft."  And he resumed his homeward walk.  ���San Francisco Examiner.  Napoleon on Earth Again.  They are coining, they are coining,  You can boar their voices humming.  You  can hear their voices humming from the  Yukon to the Ind.  Tbey flutter and thev flurry,  They are all in such'a hurry,  They are in such a hurry that they travel  a wind.  like  J Meeker, acting  . free miner, certificate No. 80480, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant for the above  claim.  And, further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improvements.  M. J. MEEKER.  Dated this, 22nd day of May, 1897. jy27  CAZUBAZUA   MINERAL   CLAIM.  June 29, 1897  G. C.   WHARTON.  NOTICE.  You can hoar their heavy tramping,  You can bear their feet a'-stnmping,  As they bustle,  on to   Lunnon at  a speed  that  seenioth rash;  They come from hut and chateau.  They're the widows of Barnato,  They're the  widows of Barnato and  thev are  hustling for his cash.  ���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  In   Chicago.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Four  Mile creek about 4 miles east of the town of  Silverton.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, acting  as agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 79250. and Frank Culver, free  miners' certificate No. liijOOn intend sixtydays  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaing 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  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of June, 1897  jelO-aglO  ���YTOTICE is hereby given that a special meet-  -1-' ing of the shareholders of the Alamo  Mining Company, Limited Liability, will be  held in the office of the Company at New Denver. B. C., on tlie 9th day of August, 1897, at 10  o'clock a. m., for the purpose of considering  the expediency of selling the whole or such  portion of the assets of the Company as may  be agreed upon at such meeting, and if agreed  upon, passing 'resolutions authorizing any  such proposed sale to be carried into effect,  and for such other business as may be properly brought- before the meeting.  FRANK   COX,  St^c" i*ft-*'*_ _*v  New Denver, B. C, June 21,1897.  No. 6 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects in  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at  Rossland with Red Mountain train for  Spokane.  No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 11:00 aim.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 12:30 p.m.; Connects with  C.P.R. main line Steames from the north  at Trail. '  No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects  with C.P.R. main line Steamers for the  north ot Trail.  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen'lSupt.  Trail, B.C., June 4, 1897.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  _RAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer . leaves Nakusp every  morning, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West.  .Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  H. DOUGLAS, Agent.  H. M. MacGregor,   Trav. Pass Agt,  Nelson,   or to E.  J.  Coyle,   Dist.  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  fl  k  NOTICE.  "My madder was divorced this morning."  "And mine was married."  "Hullv gee! I'll bet it's de same  man."���Truth.  A car load of Chatham wagons has  just arrived in New Denver for  Bourne Bros,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  HINCKLEY MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: About  2<. miles from Three Forks Hotel,  on right  hand side of Carpenter creek, on the first  creek opposite Payne mountain.  rpAKE NOTICE, That I, C. A. Stoess.of Kaslo.  X    B.C., acting as agent for the Hinckley and  Black  Colt  Mining Company,   Limited,   free  miner's certificate No. 81,050, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  tho purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.      And, furthertake notice, that  action under section 37, must be  commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 17th day of July, 1S97.  WAKEFIELD   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in tho Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Four  Mile Creek about 4 miles east of the town of  Silverton.  rPAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, acting  JL as agent for George Fairbairn. free miners'  certificate No. 79256,-and'J H. Wereley, free  miners' certificate No. 01(197 (personal representative for W. H. Smith), intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of June, 1897. jelO-aglC  ���VTOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after  i\ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a lease of  the following described land, situated on the  west shora of the Columbia River, opposite the  town of Nakusp. for the purpose of opening up  and working as a stone quary. viz.: Commencing at a post marked .1. S. Lawrence's n. e.  cojner post, running thence 20 bhains westerly, thence 80 chains southerly, thence 20 chains  eastsrly, thence 80 chains northerly, following the lake shore to poin* of commencement.  J.   S.   LAWRENCE.  Dated June 14th, 1897.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that we the undersigned intend, (>o days after date, to make  application to the Chief Commissoner of Land  and Works for permission to purchase 160  acres of land situated 8 miles north-east of  Nakusp on Koos Kanack Creek, /on the north  shore of Upper Arrow Lake, West Kootenay  District, commencing at Initial Post No. 1,  south from No. 1 post -10 chains, east thence 40  chains, north thence 40 chains, west to place  of commencement.  LYLAND   MCDOUGALD.  WILLIAM   HUSTON.  Stakes dated 5th of May, 1897.  je.3-ag3  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Oolville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave.  9:10 a.m.  11:00 "  8:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.  5:45 p.m.  3:40   "  6:40 p.m.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake [joints.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  HIDDEN   TREASURE   MINERAL   CLALM.  T  This is what Olive Sehreiner thinks of  Cecil Rhodes: "Pie is Napoleon over  again, but Napoleon in a financial, industrial and political world. He has all  Napoleon's greatness, not a little of Napoleon's pettiness, and he will fall some  day, overwhelmed, as was Napoleon,  by" the corruption of his own tools.  What Napoleon did with steel. Cecil  does with gold. Around him there is a  court of creatures who only live to minister to his will, but who would turn  and rend him tomorrow were he tripped  up by fate. As Napoieon thought  Providence was always on the safe side  of the heavy battalions, so Cecil is convinced there is no God so omnipotent  as that of the full purse."  BLACK COLT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West.  Kootenay District: Where located: Joins  tlie Hinckley on the south; a relocation of  the Montana.  1. _KK NOTICE, That I. C. A. Stoess, or Kaslo.  B C, acting as ugont for the Hinckley and  Black Colt Mining Company. Limited, free  miner's certificate No, 81,050, intend, sixty days  from tins date hereof, to apply to the .Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claiin.  And further take notice that action, under  section ."I7, must bo commenced before the  issuance of such certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 17th day of .July, 1807. I  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located?  About 800 feet from left fork of Sandon  Creek, and runs parallel with Slocan Xing  and Emma claims..  HPAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned,  1 George Alexander, Free Miners' Certificate  No. 71000, intend, sixty days from date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claiin.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must bo eommoneed before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER  Dated this _ 1th day of May. 1807. jeS-agS  NOTICE.  JO-JO   MINERAL   CLAIM.  ''Look   out,   young feller; what are  you about ?" said a policeman in a   cer-  A Scotch mother was assisting her  little boy with his geography, when  they came to the word "desert, which  he could not understand. She explained that it was a barren place���a place  where nothing would grow. The boy's  face brightened up at her words, and  feeling sure that he had solved the difficulty, she asked him to explain the  meaning, and the prompt answer came;  "Ma fevther's bald heid!"  AN'TOINE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: In the  Ruby Silver Basin, adjoining the Surprise  Basin.  ���PAKE NOTIOE that I, George Alexander, free  J. miner's certificate, No. 740U0, for myself  and as agent for C. H. Green, free miner's certificate No. 7770-1, and for Alex Smith, free  miner's certilicate No. 741!)5, intend GO days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 30th day of June, 1897.  GEORGE ALEXANDER.  Posted at Antoine Mine, 30 June, 1807, by J.  C. Ryan. jyl5-agl5  DEMOCRAT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  Southeast of the Twin Lakes.  nPAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg, as  JL agent for John G. Steel, free miner's certificate No. 84!*8_ and William B. Cash, free  miner's certificate No. 78609, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, ior  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 15fch day of July. 1897.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located :  On North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about  five miles above Throe Forks.  'PAKE, NOTICE that I. ThomasSincluir Gore,  1 acting as agent for Alice Trcnery, free  minors' certificate No. 74_iS5 and A.L.Davenport, free miners' certificate No. 71398, intend,  sixtydays from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  T.   S.   GORE.  Dated this _tith day of May. 1897.  EMPIRE   NO:   5   AND   BRYAN   NO.   4.  MINERAL  CLAIMS.  Situated in the   Slocan   Mining   Division  of  West Kootenay District.   Where located :  On Carpenter Creek about one and a half  miles above Cody.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Charles Moore, acting  as agent for A.C.Holland, free minor's  certificate No. 89405 and John McNeill, free  miner's certificate No. 77854. intend, sixtydays  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day of May, 1897.  my-7-jy_7 CHARLES MOORE.  VTOTICE is hereby given that Charles Webster  Li Callahan is no longer engineer for. and  has no power to act, in any way for the Vancouver & British Columbia General Exploration Co., or the Galena Mines Ld.  EVANS, COLEMAN & EVANS.  Vancouver. B.C., July 5,1S97. Agents.  JyS-ag8  Kaslo &slocanRy  TIME CARD No. 1.  NOTICE  All accounts owing the late firm of Hunter,  McKinnon &Co.. must be settled by August  1st. or they will be placed in Court I'or settlement. Wm, Hunter it Co..  Silverton andThrce Forks  INTERNATIONAL      NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,   LTD.  IN EFFECT WED.NOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 00 A.M.  Kaslo  Arrive  , 8 50  "   8 ,1G  i.  South Fork  <���  3 15  '*    9 30  t,  Sproule's  Whitewater  ''���  2 15  "   9 51  tt  "  CO  '��� 10 03  *i  Bear Lake  ti  1 48  " 10 18  tt  McGuigan  (1  1 33  " 10 30  u  Bailey's  .([  1 -1  " 10 38  . tt  Junction  it  1 12  AlT.   10 .r>()  '���  Sandon  Leave  1 00  P.M  ta  On Kootenav Lake and R'vcr.  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  R. W. BRYaN,  Supt. and Ass't Treas  THK   STEAMER  Time Card in   Effect  July l_t.li.  1S97.   Dailv  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five  Mile   Point with all  passengei trains of thuN. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold  at   Lowest  Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson ami way points. 5:15 a.m  Ar. Northport 1_:15  p.m.: Rossland 3:40 p  m.; Spokane, <i p.m.  Lv.   Nelson for Kaslo and way points. 4.45 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.: Rossland. lii:_0 a.m.:  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  W.HUNTER  Will leave NEW DENVER,   every .  afternoon   upon   arrival   of   train  from Sandon,  FOR  SILVERTON,   SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE  POINTS.  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo. etc. Tues.. Wed.. Thurs.;  Fri.. Sat.: !):30 a.m.    Ar. Kaslo. 1_:30. p.m  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc.. Mom. Tues.. Wed..  Thurs.. Fri.; 5 p.m.    Ar. Nelson.'.) p.m.  Will leave SLOCAN CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  NOTICE.  "VJOTICE is hereby given  that  3'l days  from  1\    date I will  apply to the Stipendiary mag  istrate of West Kootenay for  liquor by retail  at his hotel in  can District, West Kootenay.  THOMAS  Silverton, June L'S, 18.7.  license to sell  Silverton, Slo-  CLAIR.  BONNER'S FERRY and KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Lv. Kaslo, Sat..('..'ID p. m; Ar. Boundary. Sun.  (5 a.m.; A.i. Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 10.30 a.m.  L\ Bonner's Ferry. Sun., 1p.m.; Ar. Boundary. Sun., 5 p.m.; Ar. Knslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connccton at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m..  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'! Mgill cad Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. H C, July 13,18.7  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  S. T. N. CO.. Ltd..  June 1, 1897.  G. L. ESTABROOK. Master.  Hotel Vevey  Dining* Room and Bar.  First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C. 8  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B C, JULY 29, 1897.  Fourth Yeab  MINING  RECORDS.  Recorded at New Denver, the Assessments  Transfers and Locations:  LOCATION'S.  July 20  Black Horse���Sandon, F B McArthur  Morning Glory���Six Mile, Win McDonald  You Know���same, Chas McDonald  Maxim���Cody. \V H Lilly-  Norway and Ida B���Carpenter, August 0 Ostby  and Edwin Wallace.  Ponteac���same, B T McLean  Jubilee���opposite Denver, Martin Mui'chison  July _1  Queen Ann���Carpenter, John Brown  Helena Belle���Six Mile, David Matheson  Oxydonor��� Granite creek, A H Bremner  Wilcox���Four Mile, J A Webb  Tombstone��� same. lohn Tinling  Tucson���same, Chas Brand  Rainy Dav and Balsom-Wilson, E W McCall  Jcanette Fractional���same, J C Cunningham  New London���Granite, Jas Campbell  Gibbons Fractional ana Margaret Fractional-  Cody, Jas F Leahy  Gold Coin���Nemo, Chas Ellerton  July_2  Hana���Carpenter, Paul NiKolai and Robt  Oliver  Zorah Fraction���same, Neil O'Donnell  Omego Fractional���Tributary creek, Thos J  Donahoe  Belfast and Maud S���Four Mile, Angus Matheson and Norman McMillan  Myrtle���Mill creek, S N Long  Rescue���Glacier creek, S N Long  Isabel Fractional���Four Mile, Henry Bell-  Irving  New England���Brindle crceek, Jas Campbell,  Henry Fitzgerald, H G Hretzens  Mary Jane ami Black Hawk���same, Jas JCamp-  liell  Olympic, Prolific and Climax���Granite, H  Fitzgerald  Moscow���New Den ver, Fred Truax  Mohawk���Four Mile, J S McFarlane  Pearl���Co(l\', Robt Forrester  Carrie B���CarjK'.nter, Robt Cunning  Lanark���Cody, J A Stewart  Chicchaco���same, A G Brown  J R���same. John Regan  July 23 , ���  England���Tributary creek, G H Winter  Scotland���Miller, Geo Kydd  Ireland���same, Edwin J Field  Bellvue���Carpenter, R' Strangeway and W D  Keating  Rowena���Wilson, S W Ostrinder  July 24  Lottie L���Carpenter, Thos Levi  July 26  Storm���Wilson, Wm J Carpenter, Jas Anderson and Augustus R Lake  Shut Out���California Hill, H B Alexander  Jubilee���Granite. Henry J Woolley'    '  -     Yonng'Man���Wilson, G H Redman  July 27  C P R���New Denver, Angus Matheson and  Henry.Hewer  Little Jean���Wilson, J C Eslinger, D Stuart.  Red Mountain���same, J B Cook and A D  Sellers  ASSESSMENTS.  July 21  Jeanette���A H Blemenauer  New Brunswick,Glenwood, Star of Hope,  L OL, Mable May and St George���Mount Mable  M&SCo  Bryan���W L Carruthers  July 22 ' >-  Santana, No 3 A and May B���Joseph B Martin et al  Phoenix���E M Sandilands  Viola Fractional. Black Horse, White Horse,  Fedora���Recorded holders  Philadelphia���W A Coplen  July 23  Mac B���Recorded holders  New Empire, Columbus���Wonderful Group  Mining Co  Mountain Goat���C B Taylor  July 24  Dunderberg���Geo Hughes  Eagle���Edward Watts  Ava Fraction���John Seymour  Lachute���Peter Grant  July 27  Rockland���Edward Cummings  Tornado, Little Estella Fraction, Minnie,  Gracie���Selkirk M& M Co  TRANSFERS.  July 20  Henry L Mahon to the Vancouver Group  Mining Co���The Napier, July 16, .*1  Edward Mahon to same���The Pelly, July  13.il  Dougald McMillan to FL Byron, E F Holtz  and A S Williamson���J Frisco, July 19, $1  July21  ChasSandison, Angus Mclnnis andFPyman  to C W Callahan���On i:_0,000 working bond  The Black Jack. Sir John, Connifton andMJ,  June 7, jl  AlexMuir to Mclver-Mclver Campbell���All  interest in Oscar Fraction, July 21, si  D C Clark, F P O'Neil, F E Starkey and J Y  Kesler to H W Forster���The Ruth, Ruth Fraction, Hope. Despair and Wyoming, Oct .11,189'',  Sl(>0,500,  John Foster to Harold Selous���All interest  in Elk, Jan 28, >1  J H Cory to same���The Consolidated Virginia, Jan 28, $1  A C Allen to same���The Speculator, Jan  28, *1  July 21  Peter Chisholm to R B Miller���J Unexpected,  July 21, %_  James Campbell to J W Hays���J Jemima,  Emma, Boss of the Mountains, Diamond Dick,  New London, Afternoon, Mary Jane, New England and Black Hawk, July 2-2, $1  July 23  Clara Werely to AntoineRollo���\ Ceampion.  2S.Y1  R Cameron and P A McDougald to Rosina  Gintzburger���The Burlington. July 15, 61  July 24  Peter Chisholm to Robt B Miller���J Pompia  Fraction, July 23, SI  John A Johnston to Duncan Mclntyre���The  Rubie. July 24, $1    "  July 26  Pat McDougall to Albert Haller���.'. Denmark,  July 20, $1  A R Marino to Antoine Rollo���J Butterfly,  July 20, *1  SLOCAN   CITY   RECORDS.  Hanlan. J interest in the Sundown fraction; Dan  Haulan to JR Stitt and Herbert Bunting. Sundown Fraction.  July 28  H A McMillan to Frank Provost, \ interest in  the Twin Sister No 1 and Twin Sister No 2.  AINSWORTH   RECORDS.  TRAXSFEBP.  July 10  Alex Ruffles to August Brun���JChamoise: June  30  August Brun to J H Goodro���/, Chamoise and  Savoy; July 10  Frank Hanson to Augustus  Powers���i Alberta  Geo H Fisher to Jennie E Harris��� P of A in  Maple Leaf and Rosene  July 20  Win Ginal to Charles 0 Melbourne���5 Bee: July  20  John Clinton to J C Hanson���J Hanson: .Julv  12  John   Edmunds  to   C  F Goodwin���J Pole Star;  July 0  C F Caldwell to Don JLinnard���I Bryan: May  27- .  D M Linnard to Einilv J Linnard���\ Bryan:  July 17  D M Linnard to Rossland Syndicate���1/0 Bryan  July 17  July 21  Maxwell Stevenson to Gustavus Rumpy���1/10  Ivanhoe; June 11  July 22  Duncan McLennan to W G Sivycr���Bcndigo:  July 20  Geo Walker and Adam Baird record partnership agreement.  John D Moore to G A Eastman���3/10 t.ilver  King; July 19 $-00  Herbert Shaw to H P Heacock���P of A: April  SO  Frank Hansen and Augustus Pouede���partnership agreement  James Burke to R Elliot���1/6 Union,   *10  Judgement recorded on Reliance and Park  Hill  John P Redding to Henry Eummilen���Black  Prince No 2 and Leadville; July 22  W A Goodwin to Henry Eummelen���Bullion;  July 22  K J L Ross to J.J Reed-} Dandy: July 22  July 23  August Brun to Alex Ruffles���.Savoy; June SO  John Sampson to Otto Wellman���\ Homme  Bird; July 30  Charles Sampson, Joe Casazza, John Sampson,  Otto Wallman, Alex Ruffalo to Franklin Sherwood���Bond on Bismark, Homme Bird and  Mountain Goat, July 23; $85,000  Flora Miller to James L Mulligan���} Bald  Mountain, July 22  Charles Rossitcr to Leander Shaw���i Crown,  July 13; *162.5-  Angus Mclnnis, Chas Sandison, Frank Py-  man to C W Callahan for V & B C Genl Explo Co  ���Bond on Florence L' June 7; ��15,000  J W Clark to J Traficante���J Elkhorn Queen,  July 20 '  A T Adams to M J Mahonoy���_ Virginia, July  2_  Geo L Peet to J B McArthur���4/5 interest in  Gray Eagle  James A Graham to J B McArthur���f/5 Victoria and Canada.  Duncan McDonald to J B McArthiu���4/5 America and Jubilee  T M Jones to J B McArthur���4/5 Midnight and  Wiiinifred.  selves was the curse of the working-  class, and asked why it was that miners  who are daily creating* wealth for  others cannot create it for themselves,  He spoke under the auspices of tlie  Miners' Union, and the chair wasifilled  by President Williamson.  The ball and supper given by Mrs.  Thorburn to the New Denver Band  boys was-in all respects an unqualified  success. The fine new hall in the McKinnon Block was tastefully decorated  with evergreens, and the orchestra dispensed first-class music. Tlie boys  turned out to the number of about fifty,  but the fair sex had only about a dozen  representatives. The supper was served in the Thorburn House, and it is  only necessary to state that it was prepared under the supervision of Mrs.  Thorburn to testify as to its excellence.  The S.S. Hunter brought the band boys  from New Denver, and they re-embarked for home about 3 a.m., after singing  "He's a jolly good fellow" to HostTlior-  bum.  .^JllilllllllI!I!l!!IIIIIIIIIIIIIII!IIIHlllllllllll!llIIIIIIIIIIIIillllI!lllll!ll!IIIIHI!l%  AINSWORTH   MINING   DIVISION.  Locations,   Assessments  and   Transfers  LOCATIONS.  July 20  Colonia,  Raul Green: Flint, W Terrell: Northern. Robert Cunning; Monument No H Fraction,  F Pierce.  July 21  Killarncy Fraction. Jas Livingstone; Manhattan, J I Beauchisul; X 10 U8,FredG Carlyle;  Mutton, R H Wood; Great Britian Fraction, J  Radcliff and R Bradsha w; Capital, Max Heckman;  Brvan, Louis Heckman  July 22  Erie, F M Purniance; Providence Albert Went-  zel; Neva, Albert Mentzel; Narena. W D Mitchell;  Crown Point Fraction. Thos. Mills; Horseshoe, E  M Teeter; Frances, J F Forlies.  July 23  Jeulic. F D Boucher: Boswell Fraction, John J  Lloyd; Torpedo, T J Baty.  July 24  Maggie, F D Boucher; Turf, Geo Stone; Minstrel  Hoy, XV K Trump; Athabasca, J Longhead;  Morris, Albert uwens; Jfnnie, Albert Owens; Key  West, James Smith; Dividend, A Tinling.  July 26  Oceola, J \V Ryan and Godfrey Adams; Lone  Dutchman. Henry Richards and EB Dunlop; Hal-  tic. H D Bretzcns; Tomboy, Henry Richards and  E B Dunlop; Fiat, H D Bretzcns; P L, John So-  doska; Capstan Fraction, W H Tessler; Vcnea,  Chas T Miller, John L, Chas T Miller Victoria,  Richard McCormack; Bismarck, N J Rinlinger;  Just in Time, Herbert Bunting; Magnolia, E L  Wilson.  ASSESSMENTS.  JlllV 20  Bertha. Eagle Wing.  Highland Light, Silver  Cliff. Silver  Wreath, Time, Miner, Edmonton,  Tidbits.  Julv 21  Boulder, Manitoba, Clipper.  July 22  Rosena, Joust, Monument No 2, Black Prince,  Excelsior.  Julv 20  O*hio, Jack, Lake View No 8, Gold Bank, Great  Britain, Rising Star. First Venture, Kangaroo,  Tiger, Lexintrtbn No 3. Pembrook, Donncbrook,  Balchelor Fraction, Bank of England, Two  Friends  TRANSFERS.  July 17  J"T Reilly ty Frank Granville, Ingcrsoll and  Long Looked "For.  July 19  John D Reed to John R Stitt and Isaac N Mills,  Nellie Mack; J F Reilly to H G Atchinson, West  Ess.i and Kidd.  Alexander Harrison to J M M Benedum, j interest in Hermosa, Clarrot. Uncle Sam and Hinton.  and 3/10 interest in Pioneer; F S Andrews lo Dan  LOCATIONS.  July 19  Vancouver, W B Steele; Lucky Bob. Robert  Pollock; Sultan, Howard Richardson; Sunday  Star, Jim Judge; Lark F Pelton; Paris, F Peltor.;  Clearwater, C A Hanna; St Paul, F W Rosenfelt;  Jesse K,F H McFarlane; Minet, Isaac Lewis;  Argo, Charlotte Henderson; Moonshine, J F Mor-  kill; Jubilee, Wm Houston; Alberta, Frank Hanson; Pelican, Joseph Fontaine; M P, Patrick Ma-  honey; Buckeye, Ed Baum; Peggy Fractional,  A G Fraser; Constance, Fred Steele  July 20  Heather, D McLeod; Bee, Wm Ginol; Blue Bird,  J C Hanson; Hammill creek, John W Weyer;  Log Cabin, Gust Lofstedt; Last Chance, John  Dunn, W J White; White Bear, Frank Ross, J A  Otto, John Dunn; Parnell, Frank Ross, W C  Neskcr; Diamond J J Campbell; Jubilee, Eugene  Rousseau; Southern Cross, Howard Guest: Oil  Smoke, same; Texas Sittings, A F Hood; Alice  Mead, A G Kugler; JuiiO; A Swanson: Good  Enough, Sam Denomie; Jubilee, Duncan McDonald; Victoria, James Graham; Midnight, T M  Jones; Canada, Hon J D Edgar; Grey Eagle, Geo  L Fret; America, Duncan River; Bi;; Annie,  Dan Barrett; Elk, same; Standard, O G Labi-ee;  Ruby, same: Cube. C L Lytic; Silver Queen,  Kootenay, Ontario, Vulcan, O G Labree; Home-  stake, James Hanson; Crown, same; Cabby, A  Noren; Cliff, same.  July 21  Bionda, Joe Martell; La Salle, same; Bowmont,  G'ES Martin; Tarrant. John Hendrix: Oregon.  H Clothier; Jefferson, jsame; Harrison. A Ford;  Argosy, H S DePuy, Archie Currie, Norman McLeod; "Handy, same; San Jose, J D Sherwood;  San Juan, s'aine; Daylight, L P Peterson: NS.  Harry Kulpach; Salisbury , J J Campbell; Jam,  Jacob Mayer, NM Barnes; Grand Prize, same.  July 22  Alta. a W Aldons. L R Blewett, R O Nelson.  J H Jackson; Park. Dan Rice; Montana. James  L Mulligan: Bald Mountain, Flora Miller; Wau-  tilus, James M Bulger; Commodore. W Donald:  Ptramigan, Wm Mercer.  July 23  Martin Strike. G II Hageman. David Martin;  Silver Tip, same; Ellen, Henry Kastcn: Ermine,  G W Dawson; White Buliphant, C A Benson;  Dayton, relocation Onoka, E Weese; White Elephant, Joe Hefherington; Savannah. H F McKinnon. Angus McKinnon; Morning Glory, same:  Valparaiso, same.  July 21  Curtis. Gust Swanson; Glacier, A Poggie;  North America, same; Virginia, A F Adams; vis-  ta, John Moberg.  SILVERTON.  (From Our Regular Correspondent.)  Batter sea & Co. are opening* a general store on Lake Ave.  F. J. Diebscher, the Silverton tailor,  is building next to Burn's meat shop.  H. Clever, the New Denver butcher,  will open a branch shop here immediately.  Rumor reports another rich strike  near tlie Fidelity, but confirmation is  lacking,  Mr. Owens, who has been confined to  his room in the Thorburn House for  some days, is recovering.  Doering* & Marstand, of Vancouver,  shipped a car load of keg* beer to the  Slocan recently and have established a  warehouse in Silverton.  Dave Kirk, late of New Denver; will  open a jewelry store here as soon as  lumber can be put together. At present he has located his work bench in  the shaving parlors of Wm. Bouch.  Tlie owners of the Fidelity have four  men developing their property and report SlOo.OOO worth of ore in sight. Tlie  report that this property had been jumped by New Denver parties is denied.  The Victoria Hotel opened for business on Tuesday, under the management of Mrs. E. McConnell and Miss I_.  Pureed, two ladies well-known in  Montana and California. The Victoria  is a credit to the country. With its  forty plastered rooms, elegant furniture, electric bells, and other modern  improvements it cannot fail to secure a  large share of the trade in this district.  Ed. Boyce, tlie upholder of the rights  of workingmen, addressed a large  gathering* of miners in McKinnon's Hall  last Sati_rday. His address was full of  advice and common sense, and was  listened to attentively. He pointed out  that  lack  of  harmonv amomrst them-  1 NEWS IN PLAGE!  %IIIJIIIIIi!lill!lllli]|llll!llllllll!llllllllllllll]|||llllilllllllllllllllll!llHIHIIHl#  County Court convenes here today.  P Stratford's hotel at Enterprise, on  Ten Mile, was opened for business ou  Saturday last with great eclat.  A daily Canadian mail service was  established in the Slocan yesterday. All  things come to those who' wait.  The money is available for New Dem  ver's schoof when the deeds of the  building lots are received at Victoria.  The weather operator was not in sympathy with the Sunday School picnic  Friday last, and it was not a great success.  Another band concert will be given  Saturday evening. A larger crowd o ught  to be in attendance to show to the band  boy8..their efforts are appreciated.  James Currie, of New Denver, and  Dr. Wilson, of , Wing-ham, Ont., went  down the lake Tuesday on an extended  tour to Nelson, Ymir,' Rossland, etc.,  intending to be away some time.  At a meeting held Friday evening, by  those interested in the proposed wagon  road to Three Forks, it was agreed that  a road on the south side of Carpenter  would be the most serviceable and dur  able, and the Government has been so  notified and the suggestion made.  The surest way to be miserable is to  yearn for a location some other fellow  has staked. .Since the big finds were  made near Xew Denver the past week or  two there are miserable people at large.  Slocan lake is one of the prettiest spots  on earth. In a few years to come it will  be looked upon as not only a great mineral producing section, but a section  whose senic beauty will attract thousands annually to its shores for a summer's outing or a winter's rest.  A_ beautiful piece of photographic  stone was recently found by Jsate  Franklin near the" big glacier at the  head of Kokanee creek. It is now in  the possession of William Glynn who  will be pleased to show it to. those who  appreciate the works of nature.  W.M.Clayton and son, of Victoria,  are in the city looking into the-advisability of building a large boat house on  the lake shore. They are experienced  boathouse men of the queen city, and  will, if given the necessary support,  bring into Denver a large supply of excellent pleasure boats, flereis a'chance  for the nuieh-talked-about boat club.  There is talk of a bathhouse being  erected far out into the lake, to secure  for the hordes of crack swimmers, of New  Denver purer water to bathe in. In  order to fill the water tank from which  the town is supplied the horses and  wagon are backed into the lake and the  water dipped from the surface. Swimmers claim it is an injustice to them that  horses, dogs and other animals be allowed in the water with them at one and  the same time.  Joseph Cough had an interesting encounter with a bear up Wilson creek last  week while prospecting single-handed in  the woods. He espied a cub a few days  old, and picked it up intending to take it  tocampwith -lim. The little creature  gave the ..alarm an^ in a moment the  mother animal was after him. It clawed him once but he managed to get  away, and, throwing the cub to the  ground, sought' shelter behind a "tree.  The mother bear was averse to quitting  him so cold, but he managed to keep the  tree between them and finally fought her  off with an axe.  AMER  ICAN  Mining & Milling Co.  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining* and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  The  Newmarket  Q  ^S>J>  ��_.  <*_��f^  -__=___>  Hotel, in New Denver, lias been enlarged  and all the rooms plastered. New carpets  and new furniture throughout make the house  a marvel of comfort and elegance. With  28 rooms, and its beautiful situation amidst the  finest scenery in America, this hotel is unsurpassed in all Kootenay.  TI. STEGE, Prop.  Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  you are in Slocan City. f  Never-Sweat  Is the best  remedy in the world  for sore and sweaty feet.,     ....  The GermaR Army  use it, and are not troubled with  their feet.   Get it at NELSON & CO. 'S DRUG STORE,  _ New Denver.  r~-.���~  "  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and  Granite ware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windowa  SLOGAN CITY, B.C.  The Job-  roem  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of "Kioplc. The rooms are large  and airy, and tlie Dining Koom is provided-with everything in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle)', Prop.  Ore Bags  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wlmlesnle Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,   IS. C.  LONDON,   ENG.  of  The Ledge  Is the finest west of the Red River   The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay, and can do  finer work than any print shop  west of Lake Superior.    There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered, The Ledge is  lower than any. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail, express, freight or  pack train     If you are in the Slocan  metropolis call  in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, or allow the cyclone  caused by our fast cylinder press to blow your plug: hat out ot the  rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing; to  do, or cash that is too heavy to carry, and we will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble. .  Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  Kootenay Hrancli���XISLSOX, IJ. C.  A lar_re stock of all sized hairs always on hand in Nelson  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling* public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Vancouver Sash & Door Co.,  *5fib-  Amalgamated with Genelle &' Co.  Prepared to furnish  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NAKUSP.  J. B. McGHIE, Local manager  Nakusp, B.C.  C. S. RASHDALL.  Notary Pnblie.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED   Complete lists of elaims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  ��� i  McMillan & Hamilton,  Wholesale    Grocers.  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Roval Citv Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B. C.  v�� 

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