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 Volume V.   No. 25  NEW DENVER, B. Cy$fARCH 24, 1898.  Price, $2,00 Yeab  m  UocaT and yHlnrnS  Monday night was probably the coldest  of the cold of winter.  Work on the Fidelity was resumed by  the owners last week.  A car load a day of high grade ore is  coming from the Ruth.  Another $50,000 dividend was paid by  the Le Roi on Saturday, March 12.  Work was renewed on the Mary Durham this week. The showing on the  property continues to improve.  Four Mile will have 36 concentrators  and an equal number of smelters this  spring���if talk will build them.  The furniture is being placed in the  Newmarket, and the hotel thoroughly  overhauled. It will be ready for opening  April 1st.  Four men are working on the Calispel,  Ten Mile, and are taking out high grade  ore right along. Twenty tons are on the  dump ready for shipment.  A strike of eight inches of clean ore was  made last week on the Conductor, neat-  Queen Bess. This property is being  worked by C. W.Greenlee.  Horses and men are being shipped  from all sections, east and west, to the  Stickine and Teslin lake railroad. The  work of grading will begin at once.  ��� F. M. Gray, of Edmonton, who was  in Sandon last 3rear, has been acquited  on the charge of shooting- a merchant  of Fort Saskathcewan, named Shera.  Work was commenced this week on  the North Star, a Springer creek property,   owned   by Joe   Law and J.   P.  It   has   a   verv  promising  enjoyable   social   was   given  night    at    the   Presbyterian  The    program    consisted    of  selections and a  Aitcheson.  showing.  A   very  Monday  church.  musical and   literary  sumptuous spread.  Close on to 300 feet of tunnel work has  been put on the Westmount, Ten Mile,  by Frank Grifilth. , Last week a strike  was made, the paystreak being three  inches of galena ore.  The entertainment and ball given last  Thursday night by the Athletic Club was  a decided success. Several features of  the exercises were greatly enjoyed and  the dance was up to the mark of previous  successes.  One of the several request1? made by  the Sandon delegation that went to  Victoria, and one which they were assured would receive favorable.consideration, was the question of using Carpenter  -creek for sewerage purposes. This will  be nice.  Dr. D. Bell-Irving was in New Denver-  last Friday after spending some days at  the Comstock mine, Four Mile." He  reports the property looking as well as  the owners could wish. Twenty-five  men are at work, and preparations are  being made to erect a concentrator there.  A telegram has been received from Mr.  A. E. Fauquier, New Denver's representative at Victoria, to the effect that  Sandon's request for a 'Record ollice has  been refused, and that New Denver's  needs will receive prompt and fair consideration at the hands of the legislators.  It turns out that there was little if any  cause for alarm in the report current  last week regarding the removal of the  Record oflice. The circulation of such  fake reports only engenders bitter feeling  one camp toward another and ought to  be well investigated before given credence.  Rev. R. N. Powell will preach in the  Methodist church next Sunday, March  27th. Morning at 11; subject, "God's  Certainty." Evening at 7:J5; subject,  "Touched and Troubled." Plenty of  singing, short services. Everybody  heartily welcome.  When hard times hit the neighboring  camps of the Slocan they one and all  turn upon New Denver as if the}' would  rend her limb from limb. It was so in  '93-'94 and is being repeated now. And  New Denver marches proudlyon, totally  unmindful of the babblings of her rattlebrained sisters.  Sandon has at last reached the zenith  of her glory. The prime motive of incorporation has been achieved and the  town is wild with joy. The innovation  is-in the shape of a comique���a regular  high-geared, double-tubbing, ball-bearing concern where ancient lassies  peddle beer and work the fickle youth of  forty-and-five.  C. B. Taylor and wife, of the favorite  Ten Mile hostelry, have returned from an  extensive eastern trip, accompanied by  Miss Parsons, |of Boston, Mrs. Taylor's  sister. As an illustration of the magnitude of the railroad cut rate war, Mr.  Taylor mentions the fact that he secured  tickets over the C.P.R. direct from Boston via Montreal to Ten Mile for $35.  The authorities believe they have a  clue _that will lead to the capture and  conviction of the party or parties who  burglarized Knox's Bros, jewelery store  on the night of Feb. 7th.  Word has been received from the  Company's representative at Vancouver,  which lately bonded the Mollie Hughes  group for $40,000, that everything is  satisfactory in connection with the deal,  and the first payment will be made this  week.  ���"Mr. C. M. Woodworth, recently of  Slocan City, was in town yesterday en  route for Klondike. He is" taking-eight  huskie dogs from Edmonton with him."  Revelstoke Herald. The above gentleman should have called at The Ledge  office before he left the Slocan, as there  is something- the editor would like to  present him with.  The Prospector says that Fort Steele  is on the eve of a "gold boom. Wild  Horse, Moyie, Palmer's Bar, Tracy creek  and Bull Run will all contribute placer-  gold, while a large number of claims  have from 10 to 1,000 tons of ore ready  for shipment. The St. Eugene has 15,000  tons and the North Star can ship from  100 to 200 tons daily.  A young- lady whose sense of shame  would not permit her to address a certain unmarried clerk in ordinary Eng'-.  lifth, called for a pair of .garters thus:  "It is my desire to obtain a pair of  circular elastic appendages and expended by means of oscillating' burnished  steel appliances that spark It; like particles of goid leaf set with Alaska  diamonds and which arc' utilized for  keeping iu position the ha.biliine.nts of  the lower extremities which inate  delicacy forbids me to.mention." The  clerk fainted.  $821,660.55. Of this sum Kootenay  raised $56,000. The revenue of the  Province for the year 1894-5, was $896,-  025.58. Of this sum Kootenay contributed $66,000. In the fiscal year 1895-6,  the net revenue of the Province was  $989,755.22. This is one of the years that  Kootenay fairly bounded, for of this  sum it contributed $122,000 to the funds  of the Province. In the fiscal year  1896-7, the total net revenue of the Province was $1,383,048.24. In this same  year Kootenay took a big step forward,  for the amount that she contributed to  the Province reached the immense total  of $310,000. It must be taken into consideration, too, that this amount did not  include fees from timber and other  sources, and came entirely from the mining industry. It was stated by the M.P.  P. for this districtthat had all these sums  been included that the amount that  Kootenay contributed to the Provincial  treasury in the year 1896-7 would have  reached the sum of $370,000.���Rossland  Miner.   OUR   MINERAL   WJEA_TH.  The preliminary statement of the  mineral production of Canada for the  past year will be read with unusual interest at the present moment when the  opening of the Yukon country and the  exploitation of the great northern gold  field, is attracting so much of the popular attention. ' As compiled by the Canadian Trade Review it shows that the  value of Canada's mineral output during  1897 was $28,780,173, as against 822,609,-  825 in 1896 and ��10,225,255 ten years  ago, divided as under :  Value,  in ore, etc.)   SMKLTJNG    AND KEFTNlXtt    IX   15.  C.  Before closing its session the old Federate Mining Institute discussed the  smelting and refining of ores in British  Columbia. It was pointed out that  one of the greatest possibilities for industrial Canadian enterprise was the  smelting and refining of the ores produced in British Columbia within the limits  of Canadian soil.  Any means to accomp-  Conpcrl'tine  Gold...   Iron ore ���   Lead (Hue in ore, etc.).   .Mercury   Nickel (/ine, in ore, etc.)   Platinum   Silver (line, in ore. et'\)   - Asbestun and nabc-sUe.. .a.   Chromiie    ������   Coal   Coke   KcUpar   Fire clay. a.   (���i rimlst.uii'.s   ('i-vpsum   Lime-Hone ior ilnx   Marrva   Ochres ���   .Mineral water   AI ould ingsaml   Natural yas   Petroleum   I'lio.-pliaU!   Pyrites   Sundry minerals, partly estimated, in-  ciiidiuii- aclinolitc. graphite, inan-  jr.a Ursa. -aap.Mom- and tripolito   Lenient, natural. Iirl.-.   Omen!, Port land, lirls   Pi a intones   Gran in:   I'otlcry   Si.'Wcr pipe   IVrrneOtta   Huildiiic material   SI ,501,660  (!,1!)0,0:N)  178,716  l,3!)fi,8.r>y  l,39!),I7fi  ��� 0 6u0  3.322,905  '321,700-  32,17!  7.2811,257  20l),i)20  3,506  5,7511  ���10,01)0  211.531  ���l ��,'.<)! I  75,0;n  3.000  23.5'il  1-10,000  10,9:11  325,.S73  1,001,510  8,984  116,730  190,000  10,000  65,803  200,380  7.100  75 000  125,001)  16-l.O:)0  ���12,800  155,505  5,600,000  larger proportion of the higher priced  pro'ductyl plaster of Paris, included in  the retutbs of 1897. The lower average  price ruljng during that year for petroleum caused the decrease in the value of  this article to be much greater than  that ini&e quantity.  RICH STRIKE  ON THE DEER   PARK.  Rossla|d, B.C., March 22.���A rich  strike Ji|ls been made on the Deer  Park, principally on the 150-level. At  that depth a drift was started a few days  ago, whi^i is now in a distance of 12  feet and|fe all in ore with some extraordinary ,.$!.ch bunches. The same ore  body is'ffound in the drift which was  started :M few days since from the 200-  foot levejtl The width of the vein in both  its levea! is not known, as it extends  from one|side of the drift to the other in  both levels. The ore will average from  $50 to $7y. The big values, however, are  found inv, the bunches in the 150-foot  level, th�� highest grade going $270 in  gold, 250Aounces of silver and a good percentage of copper, the values aggregating  $500 to the ton. The high assays created  considerable astonishment in the camp  and a demand for the stock created a  good deal of activity among the b. ok��rs,  but very;,little stock could be picked up,  except at*enhanced prices. This strike  will probably turn attention to the south  belt, which has been somewhat neglected  by the investing public, and no great  amount of development has been done  there. Outside of the Deer Park, Sunset  No. 2 and Crown Point, south belt mines  have not been worked to any great extent, although the Robert E. Leek,  Homestake, Silver Bell, Red Eagle and  several others have good ore, both on the  dump and underground.  gast Canaan ^gWs  lish this end, and not conflicting with  any other interests, should obviously be  supported. Through the, so far, slight  encouragement offered by the Dominion  Government, and the rapid growth of  the mining industry in British Columbia,  there were at present in operation only-  two smelters, and another one was idle.  The two in operation were matting  plants smelting with copper base. The  one idle plant was essentially a lead  smelter.  A method to remedy this condition  was needed. It was an unsatisfactory  state of affairs when the mines of Canada  produced more than sufficient lead within her own limits to supply her consumption, and yet every pound used was  imported. Therefore, it was indisputable  that, were a prohibitory import tariff  placed on lead by the. Dominion Government, Canada would be benefitted in  many ways, with no single interest to  suffer. Such,a prohibitory tariff (similar  to the one now levied by the United  States) would have a wide range of usefulness, as being the means of marketing  British Columbia lead in Canada, and  thereby establishing a highly important  smelting, refining and manufacturing industry in Canada.  It was accordingly resolved that a  committee be appointed to draft and  present to the Dominion Parliament and  other proper channels, a petition setting  forth the desirability oi" the fact that an  efficient import tariff should be placed  on lead and lead manufactures by the  Canadian Government.  THE   ISEVEND"3!    OF   KOOTENAY.  The revenue of the Province is steadily  increasing, and. within the last few  years, tins is due to the development of  the mining resources in Kootenay. To  show how this result has been attained,  according to the government reports, the  following figures are given: In the  fiscal year beginning July 1st, 1890, and  ending June 30th, 1891, the net revenue  of the Province was $904,943.54. The  revenue for the same period contributed  bv Kootenav towards this sum was $31,-  000. For the fiscal year 1891-2, the net  revenue of tbe Province was$1,038,227.95.  Kootenav in this period contributed  $54,000. " For tbe fiscal year 1392-3, the  net revenue of the Province was $1,019,-  206.00. Of this sum Kootenay contributed $77,000. For the fiscal year 1893-4,  the net  revenue   of  the  Province   was  The preliminary report states that the  increase in the items of silver and lead  is practically all to be credited to British Columbia, to which province is also  largely due the increase in the production of copper. The largest increase in  this latter metal is, however, due to the  increased shipments of nickel-copper  mattes from the Sudbury mines in Ontario. The third copper producing province, Quebec, also contributed a fair  amount to the increase shown. The  silver, copper, and lead increases as far  as British Columbia is concerned, represent the largely extended activities in  the South ICootenay districts of Slocan,  Nelson and Trail Creek.  The most significant item, however,  is to be found in the increase of nearly  123 per cent, in gold. All the gold-producing districts of the Dominion show  gratifying- increases, although by far  the largest part is due to the discoveries of rich placer mines in the Yukon  country, and to the increased output of  Trail Creek and other districts in British Columbia. The former increase  amounted to about two and a quarter  millions and the latter to nearlv SI,000,-  000.  The remaining metal of importance is  nickel, which is seen to have shown an i  increase of nearly 1.3 percent, As in  the past, this is all from the Sudbury |  district. Thus, the aggregate result of  the increases in the metallic products is  nearly SI,000,000 or a. portion of about,  71 per cent.  Turning to the non-metallic products  we find that as far as the data at present available permit of a conclusion  being arrived at, the total value shows  under two per cerrt. of an increase over  that of the previous year. The only  considerable change to be noted is that  given under the heading of asbestos,  where the quantity has more than  doubled, whilst the value has fallen almost 25 per cent. This is due to the  fact that the output of the new by-product asbestic, is included. This constitutes over half the weight of the  whole, but being a low priced article,  brings down the price per unit very  much. The returns, however, show  also a falling off in the prices of the  usual grades of the mineral apart from  the above influence.  In coal the variation is but little.  The falling off in the production of the  higher priced mineral of British Columbia, and the increase in that of Nova  Scotia at a lower price, caused ��� fall in  the total value. In gypsum the increase  in the value is larger than that shown  in   the  quantity.    This   is due to the  A   NAKUSP   TJBAGEDr.  A m&rrSwfbhe name of Burke drowned  himself a few nights ago. Burke was j  breaking on the N. & S. Ry. up to a few  weeks ago. At the time of his death lie  was woi kingat Genelle's mill. Ho seemed  to be in trouble and said to his comrades  in the bunkhouse that he thought he  would drown himself. They ad vised him  to go to bed, but instead he walked to  where the steamer Trail was moored and  going on board he shouted to the watchman, "Tell them that you saw me," and  jumped into the drink.  The watchman tried to fish him out  but without success. His body was recovered the next day, and after the  inquest, a scant)' funeral, with the usual  six feet of earth, was given the unfortunate man. flis relatives reside in Minnesota.    OUK    SHIPMISA'TS.  A strong English cricket eleven will  visit this country in the fall and will  play in Toronto on the 5th, 6th and 7th  of September.  A life-boat which it is claimed, cannot  be upset, has been . invented by George  W. Allen, of Toronto. A trial of it will  be made on the bay in May next.  The G.T.R. has decided to lay 80  pound steel rails and to put in additional sidings on the Southern division  of the road in consequence of the new  arrangement with the Wabash.  Mr. Frank Tyrell, a prominent Mor-  risburg- lawyer, while- travelling to  Montreal on Friday last was taken very  ill on the train, and died on Monday  morning. Pneumonia Avas the cause of  his death.  The spring boom is commencing in  the Michipicoten mining division,and it  is estimated that mining will be actively carried on during the spring and  summer. Some 15 new claims" have  been applied for during the past two  weeks.  Mr. Albert Harris, an employee of  the Toronto Mail and Empire, left for  the Klondike this week. Mr. Harris,  who has been associated for 20 years  with the staff of the g-reat daily paper,  was presented by his co-workers with  an address and purse.  between here and   London,  Summitry of Amount  of  Oro   and  Matte  Exported From the Port of Nelson.  The ore shipments for last week show  a marked falling off from those of the  previous week. The following are the  figures as given by the Nelson Miner:  OKE.  Le Roi mine, Rossland   1520  Payne Mine, Slocan   490  Queen Bess..       ..         :  00  Idaho. Slocan   M  Montezuma   19  Whitewater           0/  Rambler                  ........  LastrCliaiiiij   80  00  107  Antoine   .-{���1  Total for the week..  2 i 70  Approximate Value    S157,038  TONS  VAMJK  Total for March 7.2.5!)  ���*   504  ,99:.'  Total for February    8,(5in  872  .22.'  Total far January    ��,50o  1,197  .���IS!)  Total so far for .18118 ��� S5..I78  2,:,U  ,71��  Total for 1X97, via Revelstoke...  7i:i.i:si  Total for 1897, port of Nelson.... n-,,271  7,iil3  :;2 i  A    KOCOH   TOWN.  Alex. McLean, formerly of Fire Valley,  had a rough time in Skagway a few days  ago. Me owns a house in fhatswifttown,  and while on his way home one evening  was sandbagged. The robber took $90  off him, when McLean come to his senses,  and a terrific light occurred. He quit  the fight with ��80 while the thief got  away with $J0. Me had $3,000 wrapped  around his arm, and was lucky that it  was not touched.  Reflections of a Bachelor.  Cain probably killed Abel because he  smoked cubeb cigarettes.  Every married man knows a lot about  women"that he dares tell to any woman  but his wife.  The meeker a man is naturally the  more he likes his wife to believe he is a  lot too quick-tempered for his own good.  Babies are about half monkeys j.nd  half people, and it's the monkey half  that makes women think that they are  just too sweet.  Love and marriage may belong together, but that doesn't prove anything. Just-  because you've got the lump is no sign  that you've got to mosquito.  When a man argues he sometimes  bites off more than he can chew; when a  woman argues she most always starts to  chew more than she can bite off.���New  York Press.  The Ottawa Government has decided  to seiid"a detachihent of the regular  troops to assist'the Mounted Police in  maintaining law and order in the  Yukon. The detachment will consist  of 200 infantry and artillery men, under  the command of Major Evans.  There is a floating rumor that the  Government will not re-impose the duty  on binder twine. If this is true the  Consumers' Cordage Company will have  to give up business. The Company is  now awaiting- the official announcement  of the Finance Minister in his budget  speech.  Mr. Matthew W. Pruyn, ex-M.P. for  Lennox county, died after four days  illness, at his residence in Napanee. He  was born in 1896, on the shores of the  Bay of Quinte, in Fredericksburg!).  For many years he was in business at  Brantford, and at one time was Mayor  of that place.  While boring for oil and natural gas  on the farm of John Fen ton at Kyck-  maiis Corners, near Hamilton, gas "was  struck at a depth of 400 feet. The flow,  though not very strong, is sufficient to  heat and light Mr. Fenton's house, and  he is hopeful of obtaining sufficient gas  to use for manufacturing purposesi  A destructive tire occurred on Saturday morning last, !on King St. West,  Toronto, which damaged the building  and stock of Messrs. Michie & Co., to  the extent of some $25,000, covered by-  insurance. The losses sustained by  other occupants of the building bring  the total loss to something over ��35,000.  Mr. Arthur Weir, of Montreal, one of  Canada's foremost poets, and also an  authority on banking and cognate subjects, has been appointed secretary-  treasurer of the Canadian Banker's  Association, to fill the vacancy left by  Mr. W. W. Chipman, who has accepted  the assistant-inspectorshop of the Mol-  sons' Bank.  The Canada Pacific Telegraph Co.  is going to set up a new copper  telegraph wire from Montreal to Vancouver, a distances of 2,9ln miles. The  work which will commence about April  1st will probably be completed by midsummer. The copper wire used will  cost in the neighborhood of a quarter of  a million dollars.  Mr. W. II. Storey, the head and  founder o: the Canada Glove Works at  Acton, (int., died on March fith. Mr.  Storey first went to Acton about 40  years' ago, and established in I8'!S the  Canada Glove Works, which is the  largest of its kind in Canada, lie has  filled many important positions at  different times, and his death is very:  much regretted. '  i  Mr. Murray Anderson, the first reeve!  and mayor of London, Out., and one. of  Western Canada's pioneers, died on  March 5th, aged 81 years. Mr. Anderson was born in 1814 on the historic  battlefield of Lundys Lane. His ancestors were staunch U. E. Lovolists.  The wife of Mr. -L 11. Flock, ().C. of  London. Out., is his onlv survivinsr  child.  Frank  Scrutton,   London.  Stuck   Exchange,   and   Mr.  company  England.  One of a party of gold-hunters, who  left Ottawa some months ago   by the  Edmonton route to the Yukon,  writes  to friends thus:   "We are now camped  on the Little Slave <Lake.     .     .    ...  Words fail to convey the state of the  road.    ......   It took us four days  to travel 14 miles, so you may judge of  their roughness. In that distance we  passed 30 dead horses and lost 21 of our  own. I do not know of any enemies I  have in Ottawa, but if there are any  going to the Klondike, I would advise  them to come this way."  L. A. Hamilton, C.P.R. land commissioner, is in Montreal and speaks most  hopefully of the prospects in the. Northwest. The sales of land in the North-  West this year show an increase of  25,000 acres i over those of;' the same  period last year. Referring to the gold  district of Algoma Mr. Hamilton says  that a good deal of capital has gone  further'west that would otherwise have  gone into that rich section. However,  those who have investments there are  well satisfied with their successes.  An accident occurred on the C.P.R.  last Sunday evening. The train left  Hamilton for Toronto at 7.35, and had  just commenced the ascent of the cut  near the city when ahugh mass of frozen  earth, rock and gravel, weighing several  ���tons broke from the cliff and rolled ..do writhe embankment to tiie track. The left  side of the engine struck the obstruction  and was damaged badly. The baggage ,  car and three coaches had their steps  and platforms torn off on the left side.  Fortunately the train was running  slowly, as is the rule, and no one was  hurt, although the passengers were  badly frightened.  The rate war between the two great  railway companies of Canada is still  waging merrily. The C.P.R. has announced a further reduction of if5 all  around on transcontinental rates. Tbe  G.T.R. has made a similar cut in the  rate to the Pacific Coast. .Mr. Hay of  G.T.R. says the Grand Trunk is willing  at any time to submit to arbitration and  is willing to turn over to the C.P.R. a  full one-half of the business originating  at Grand Trunk points along the North  Bay route. He deprecates the construction of the new line to Sudbury, which  would run parallel to the present line, as  there would not be sufficient business to  support it.  Sir Charles Tupper's proposal to deal  with Americans as they deal with Canadians in the matter of mining privileges  has been -pii* before the House in the  form of a bill by Mr. McMullen and runs  thus:    "Notwithstanding   Section   3 of  the Naturalization Act No  person may acquire or hold, either in  his own name or through a trustee or  otherwise, any mining lands or mining  rights irr Canada, or be a director of a  mining company, unless he has been a  resident in Her Majesty's dominions  during the 12 months immediately proceeding the time when he acquired' such  mining rights, or became such director."  On Saturday night last another sad  fatality occurred at McNamee's Cut,  East Toronto, where several little children were drowned last summer while  playing on a scow. The victims this  time were Thomas McDonald, a melter  in Greery's foundry, and his 14-year-old  daughter Mamie. Their house was on  the sandbar at the Island, and it was  their custom to cross to the mainland irr  an old scow. On Saturday night they  were returning thus from the city, irr  company with Mrs. McDonald and Frank  McDonald, the wife and brother of the  ill-fated man. In some way tbe scow  was upset precipitating all four into the  water. Frank McDonald succeeded in  swimming with Mrs. McDonald to the  shore, hut the hither and daughter were  sucked under the ice and perished.  Free    Mining;    Maichinery.  Parker, of Parker & Co  England.  George ('.  Toronto. i"i"l  that city this week for British Columbia, where- they will make a tour <if  inspection of the mines in that i'rn-  vince. Their intention is to form a  strong British  Columbia   1'eveiopnien:  Froe mining machinery to the value  of $128,780 was adrnitcd into Canada  during the fiscal year ended 30th June  last, having been supplied by the following countries: Great Britain.  ?9,2!j(-;: Denmark, ��'2,151; Gormanv,  $2,fi')4, and the United States, ��111,-239.  Of this amount Ontario got. S30.308 ;  Quebec, 524,812; Nova Scotia, S21J520;  New Brunswick, $150; Manitoba, if i95;  British Columbia, $14,087, and the  North-West Territories, $5,897. In ad-  diiiou to these should be mentioned  diamond drills purchased in the United  Sratxs of a value of SlO.sMO.  Among the  ind   LSI    steam  at .-J2LS io.  letters pass daily  >st office, London.  ! dutiable  ; pumps. <  artich  alued t  wr:  dutv  About forty tons of  through the general p H  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MARCH 24, 1898.  Fifth Year.  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ...? .75  ...1.25  .. 2.00  .. 5.00  Three months   Six "   Twelve "   Three years - ��� ���  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  aertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. "Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  ia hot, and we will do tbe re.Ht  The following' table shows the  steady rate of increase during the  past seven years, and of the marked  increase during the year 1897. It is  readily to be seen that the influence  of lode mining: was not felt until the  year 1892, since when the rate of increase has been entirely due to the  production of the metalliferous mines,  as the output ot the collieries has not  increased: r  Yearly  increase  1890  s2,G08,803   1891    3,521,102 35 per cent  1892 ,.' -   2,978,530  NEWS FROM. _030>ON.  From the B. C. Review.  The amount of salary said to have  been offered Mr. W. A. tarlyle bv the  B.A.C. is $850 per month.  The London and British Columbian  Goldfields Has declared a dividend of  Is. per share, pavable to those registered by the 18th uit.  On our side we are endeavoring to  formulate proposals for a London  Chamber to represent British Coiu'tn-  i bia's mines, and the two schemes should  be able, jointly and severally, to do  much for the advancement of the Province.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  THURSDAY, MARCH 24. 1898.  SEND   IT   TO    US.  A coast paper says that 400 tons of  gold will come out of the Klondike  this spring. If this should prove true  and the owners wish to invest their  dust to good advantage send it to usf  by freight. This is how we would  invest it.  Buy a bustle for our dearest female  Mend.  Build a wagon road from Silverton  to Sandon 300 feet wide.  Send the local Legislature a nice  large set of brains.  Present the Hon. Mr. Pooley with  a pair of cotton gloves.  Establish a school of mines in New  Denver.  Pay up all subscriptions due us by  our dearly beloved but sadly busted  subscribers.  Build a record office at five-mile  intervals all over the country so that  the poor prospector would not be  made weary.  Provide Sandon with a larger share  of old Sol's genial smiles.  Send 100 delegates to Victoria to  sing, "Don't Take It Away."  Get our boots blacked, buy a plug  hat, and eat several devilled crabs.  Organize a relief, expedition to  rustle food for someol the editors now  starving in Kootenay.  Put a tariff on lead so heavy that  even a king could not make a light  of it.  Break the bank at Monte Carlo and  turn the building towards the 'sheriff,  Grade the streets of New Denver,  and paint the present fire hall.  Build a poorhouse for all those who  go broke searching for, the yellow  metal.  If there should be any of the pile  left after that we would put it in our  jeans, tip our tile to the famous  Slocan and go abroad in the world for  a few minutes rest and recreation.  We are so weary of the busy hum in  this, the only Lucerne of America, four  miles from Silverton.  report as follows:  35 iff  -p  S   ���'*'  oo ot  c; tr> ec  r-t-  ���"* 7T _^  ?-5_  Si2  in 00  ��������=;  S  ���fi in t.  ���"?�������i <^, ��� . ~  tr; ir; <^ ���-_ I*  :��� ,rt >�� c:  ��� �� >  :'?���  '���.C G>_ ^  '" 5 v  ��� mO �� ��  ���__     c -���  :=kro  r 55 of as ic  -t��� Qi C^rH  erf <N  iCl tft -* nf "J"  n *ci oc r^  US��-  tu _ C-  go  3 E  _ ��  : a  ��� 55    .    . ,    It mav be of interest to mention that  **��  *&$$$��� ������ f8 ��rr^ in the lfst of' makin-up prices of "Mis-  1895.;;!'.'.'.!'.'.";'.'. 5>��3;o42y..'....'....'.s3percent|eellarieous  Mining,"  published  by   a  i8!K>........'  7.507,956 34 per cent: leading daily contemporary, or tor 142  1857������������������- io,455,2G8 4��Percent | shares quoted no less than27 are purely  The production of metals per dis-1 Canadian companies.   A year ago there  �� ������..   ~a   ,3?,.;~;���-   �����-��  ���,������   ;�� <-v,��! were not half-a-dozen included in our  trict and division are given in the j contemporarv<s 1Wt.  ! There seems to be a great similarity  j in the prices asked for some ef the best  J known mines in the Kootenay. A few  ; months ago ��5,000,000 cash was cons'd-  j ered the proper price to ask on the Lon-  i don market, although afar smaller sum  j would have been cheerfully accepted in  ! Chisago. However, finding that ��l,-  1000,000 was rather difficult to obtain,  ! the popular figure is $3,000,000. It is  j rumored that the North Star, the  , Payne, and the Slocan Star are all to be  i bought at this figure. By-and-hy, when  ! they have been marked down consider-  ! ably, business may possibly result.  !    A further remarkable expansion' in  j the trade of Canada must convince the  Siople here how healthy and strong the  ominion is. Canadians do not always  realize the full extent of their power  nor the extent of the territors into which  their country is divided for administrative.purposes. An Englishman maybe,  forgiven for failing,, to grasp the vast-  ness of the British North American  continent. The Dominion is the one  place for willing workers, and probably the disappointed ones when they  return from the Yukon will find that  the land of promise is nearer home.  Many of those who now intend to seek  wealth in the frozen north are sure to  return to more congenial surroundings,  as they will then have learnt wisdom,  and they will stay in Manitoba or British Columbia.  _r in *"- "-������'-"-������'^  amk .of Montreal  a - i  'm <bQ  ' K>A  ,_P.  .OP,  i�� ST  . �� *-.  . o_  :-3  E ':'-��  -  .    -J ��.  S ��� C'Z's s>  ,.   ��� -a  _:  o  -g'5,  IH 2  'm u  O p  o s*-.  fc-3  It will be seen that the production  from the Slocan division is greater  than that of any other, with the Trail  Creek division a close second. A  comparative statement of the output  of these divisions is of interest as  showing the wide difference in the  character of the ore mined. " The net  production per smelter returns for the  Slocan division, for the past three  years is given below:  Tons. Silver,oz. Lead.lbs Gold.oz. Value  1895....  0,514    1.122,770 l).li��H,324       li   SI.045,000  189U.... Hi, 500   1,05-1,258 18.175,074   152     1,854,011  1S97.... 39.5 70   3,041,287 30,707,705   103     3,280 ,t!SI>  Established 181  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000^00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTKEAI.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G, President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager;  i nm��_i 'f-j^-'^eixegxw^ _ _l<M'q��g,����re_BmH_ma _r_aai^a ^___n_rm>��n||-����i>  OURNE  GROCERIES,  D11Y- GOODS,  CLOTHING,  BOOTS & SHOES,  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,  STOVES,  ENAMEL and T1NWAUE,  PAINTS, OILS, GLASS,  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS,!  JESSOP & BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS, ETC.,  KtONIUKK   OR   CALIFORNIA.  Totals. 59,050   0,728,1115   58,570,103   351   #0,180,297  Following is the net production per  smelter returns of Trail Creek ore for  the past four years:  Gold, Silver,    Copper,  Tons. oz.  1804.... 1,850 :-J,72i!  1805....19,003 31,407  1890....38,075 55,275  oz. His.  5,357 100,229  40,702 810,420  89.285 1,580,035  Value  ������    75,510  702,459  1,243,300  2,007,280  An act has passed the local Legislature in Victoria making it legal to  embody any number of claims in one  certificate of improvement advertisement. This will save a few dollars  for wealthy mining men and cause a  loss of thousands to the press in mining sections. The mine owners could  have been helped further by abolishing the necessity of publishing any  such notices in the B. C. Gazette.  That is the greatest cinch we know  of, and about as useless a piece of expense as could be found in any country. Shutting off the revenue from  the mining press is perfectly right.  The papers have only brought the  attention of the world to British Co  lurabia, and for their reward they  should be glad to live in such a grand  Province, governed by the most  clever association of bunglers that  were ever hived together.  1807.... 08,804   97,024   110,0(58   1,819,580  Totals,128,428 187,510  251,412   4,340,870   *4,118,007  By a comparison, of these figures it  will be seen that, while the tonageof  the Rossland, or Trail Creek, ore was  more than double that of the Slocan  division, the net returns were  $2,061,690 less than the returns from  the Slocan ore. Thus is shown the  greater value of the silver-lead ore  of the Slocan over the gold-copper  product of the mines of Trail Creek,  even at a time when silver is at its  lowest ebb.  The gentle rustle of the old-time  bustle is once again heard in the fashionable female world. History repeats itself in this as in nearly  everything else, and we rejoice at  the return of the bustle. It will give  us an .opportunity to dispose of an immense ledge of old ne wspapers that  we have been unable to work since  cheap wallpaper ruined our business  in that direction.  WANTED.  Last year California produced about  ��19,000,000 in gold. Measured by what  it was exchanged for���necessities, coin-  forts, luxuries���this equals a Klondike  production of ��190,000,000.  Even if it lies in the gravel beds and  quarts: ledges of the artic circle region  to equal by this perfectly just comparison the California production���a possibility of utmost remoteness���there  remains a disadvantage on the one side  which can never be overcome. In one  place the miner works under physical  and social conditions of nearly unendurable hardships; in the other the  conditions are of nearly unequalled advantages.  In California the gold-seeker enjoys  sunny skies and balmy air; ho, may  turn from his pick and with his hoe reward himself with abundant and varied  riches of the field, the orchard and the  vineyard. He has beautiful cities,  where at easy command for himself or  his children' are universities, art galleries, parks, the theater, the opera.  He goes when and where he will in  everv comfort of travel.  California has produced about nine  hundred millions of gold���exactly S899,-  214,219���and instead of any signs of  exhaustion its output is steadily increasing, notwithstanding the partial  prohibition of hydraulic mining.  Yet the glamor of the Klondike -will  draw thousands of deluded men who  on their way will blindly pass through  more hospitable California.���New York  World. __  Spring stock of Hats, Feathers, Veiling, Cheffon's and other goods for ladies  just received'at Mrs. Merkley's.  AT-LOWEST PRICES.:  New Denver, B. C  Travelers  Will lind the  Arlington Hotel  n pleasant plsii'c to stop at when hi  Slocan City.  GETH1NG- & HENDEKSOX, Proprietors.  O. S. KASHDALU  .Votary Public  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD, and BONDED.   INVITED   (-oni|iI(!t�� lists of.clnlma for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  H. T. BRAGDON,  'Trnw_^_n_ftf_m_T_TTirTr_iTi  "iihwim���nMn_rmi���wiwuuMiji_QiiM_i_^Ltjiii_i_BMH_��i���_Mi_aMW_M__ww���B  New Denver, B.C.  108 Bishopsgate St.  [within]  The  British L0ND0NENG  Subset   --' ������" '-   Columbia  Review  i  Heavy and Shelf Hardware',  Mine and.Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  1 carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  f-f ard wave in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  in vny line.  K^HMBMMWJ-IB-aim^^  Subscription'. wi.i'iO perannuni j  To    Brokers,    Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims. Mining  Engineers, Assaycrs.  .rournalists and others":���  A��lv��rtisp in tl����   B.   C. Review,    The  only   reprnsentntive    H.    C.   .Jouriml    in  Kmope.     A Good investment  \y. s. dkkwky  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. TWIGG  New Denver. B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil und Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  &_'Rashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  }^tL. GRIMMETT, L.L.R  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B.C.  IMtOlMlCT    OF    15.    V.    MINUS.  The report of the Minister of Mines  for 1897, just made public, gives  statistical compilations showing the  output of the mines of British Columbia that are of much interest. In  spite of the fact that the mining- industry of the Province has, with few  exceptions, been carried on in the  most primitive stages, and very few  properties are being worked to their  full capacity, as in older and better  developed mining districts, yet the  yearly increase in the mineral output  has been such as to place the name  of the Province well up near the top  of the column in the list of the mineral I  producing belts of the world. j  The total production  for all years j  up to 1898 is given as follows: I  Gold, placer 3 5w.ni7,lT:; i  Gold, lode  4,3(Ki.S89  Silver  7,301/��o j  Lead  i,97l ,618  Copper  52l.O��i  Coal and coke  3f;,fi2ii,.r)85  Buildingstone. bricks, &c  1,350,000  Otber mftals  25.000  By the people of British Columbia, a  new local Legislature. It must have  8ome of the following qualifications :  Some brains.  Must be able to live within its  income.  Must have no moss in sight, or any  signs of being fussilized.  Must be above giving pap to servile  newspapers.  Must be all gentlemen. No prize  fighters need apply.  Must have will; power enough to  protect the people against corporations.  Must have no friends or poor relations in search of a job.  Must be incapable of being the  main guys in speculative companies.  Must run the Chinese out of the  country and give all white people a  square deal.  Must be able to read, write and talk  English.  Must be able to say no to the many  charter mongers now here or en route.  For further information address the  editor of this paper. Tenders will be  opened in July.  Is the knack of seeing things as  'they are and doing things as they  ought to be done: at any rate,  that's what C. B. Stowe says it is  ���and he ought to know. But it,  isn't our intention to talk about  this virtue of the human family.  Enough of it is scattered about  the Slocan to be recognizable if  come in contact, with.  We want this week to tell you  about our ability to rapair, make  over and manufacture from the  raw material any piece of parlor  furniture you have or want, and  doit cheaply and iu the most substantial manner.  Q M. WOODWORTH,  M.A.,  LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER. Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  T"*i    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C..  J��. E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  G  WILLIM & JOHNSON.  McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City. -      -      -      -  RESTAURANT  ^\@@\��  In NEW DENVER is always ready to do  business. It has never closed its doors  on account of the little financial breezes  that blow adversely occasionally in the  Silvery Slocan. The weary and hungry  pilgrim has always been able to get his  wants, and in consequence they call again  when in town. Keep your eye on the  Sunday dinners.  JAOOBSON & GO.  b <:.  The ONLV practical  AND  i Doing business on Slocan Lake.  j WALKER BROS. & BAKER,  i       Now    Furniture Dealers and Repairers  i Denver's     Undertakers and Embalmcrs.  N. B.-We have the only practical Undertaker  ���. and Embalmcr doing business in the Slocan.  im,w>.m  THK     PKINTKKS    "SA^I"     <>[���'     IJ I'Ji.  Lives uf pour men oft. remind us  Honest men dmi 't get a chance ;  Tbo more we work there grow behind us  Bigger patches on our pants.  On our pants, once new and glossy,  Now arc stripes of different hue.  All because subscribers linger  And don't pay up what is due  Then let us be up and doing,  Send in vour mite, however small:  Or when tne snow of winter strikes us  We shall have no pants at all.  Moose Jaw Times.  DR. MILLOY,  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  ����@@������������������������������������@��  A      DRISCOLL, C. E.,  I" ominion & Provincial  Lacd Surveyor.  HOTELtS OF KOOTEflflV  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C, Weaver  ASSAYE^S OF B. G.  [jOWARD WEST,  Assoc. K S M, London. I-.'ng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  I'roixjrties   examined    and    reported  on   for   m  tending purchasers.  Assay oflice and Chemical   Laboratory. Bellevue ave. New Denver. B C.  1  J  OTEL SANDON,  ^    ^A   ^    y&   ��ft    7r\  "-x  Silverton.  Slocan Citv.  B.C  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Sandon, B.C.  nPHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to aceommodate 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.  1)  R. A.S. MARS  ��� >L.  Dentist.  Kaslo. B C  The Clifton House,  Graduate  Chicago  jf American College of Dental -urgery  WANTED ���Teachers. Barristers, Physicians  and   others  of  sin.ilar   training for high class  soliciting.    "Will  pay  forty dollars weekly on  domonstration of necessary ability.  BRADLRY-0 ARRKTSON COMPANY, Limited  TO HON TO.  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the-Dining Room is provided with everything in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop. Fifth Yeab.  TgE LEIXJjE, NEW DENVER, B.C., M^RCH 24, 1898.  !���__   NO    GANG   TAE   KIONDIKB.  Ill no gang tae the Klondike, dear Sandie,  Awa.'op the Yukon wi'you,  Whar the  gold  dust  is found���no above���but  'neath' ground.  An' the ice is maist twenty feet through,  My man.  The thocht o't maks a'my flesh grue.  i  We ne'er could exist upon love, Sandie dear.  An'we'd freeze upon icicle stew;  An' you bet it can blaw, for there's mountain o*  '      snaw, *  That ne'er melt a' the hale simmer through,  My man,  Taes, fingers an'a'wad get blue.  I've nae doot there are thoosan's oot there, Sandie,  '      dear.  A' starvm' fi ae hame far awa';  _taey hae gold in galore, still grim want's at their  a      door, .-���'������.-'  Sae I'll bide by the auld Broomielaw,  My man,  -lesca Green, and the braw Broomielaw.  "Giet a ttaocht ?" faith I think ye've gane gyte,  Sandie, dear.  When ye blether o' oor being puir;  We hae plenty to eat���claes to keep oot the weet,  An' the king on the throne has nae mair,   ���  My man,  An* oor bonnie we bairns fat. and fair.  Ye ca'me yer ain gentle Mary,  That's true���air yer my guidman, dear;  A' yer interests are mine���here at hame we diie  iine��� ���'-'.- -,...-. .;;  ' Wi' content, and twa hunder a year,  My man,  >'rae pttirteith we've naething tae fear.  Bide at hame ; dang the Klondike, dear Sandie,  The Colina can tak' the fules oot;  I aye said ye had  sense���an' yer prospects immense���  Yer a Bailie���an' no a galoot,  My man,  Ye wad dee if ye struck the Chilkool.  It's waefu' tae think o' the trials   man   gangs  through  lire riteo after nuggets o' gold ,-  It may weel bo ca'd Dust���lor the terrible Lust,  Mak's nine tenths o' humanity old  My man,  An'the angels in heaven turn cold.  'Tis said, the desire o!  Broclit ruin on oor pui  Hut the strong love   o'  euchre,  An' bring the hale lot tae disgrace,  illy man,  An'shut them fn'ic. heavenly place.  Yer a sensible woman, gentle Mary,  In yer logic I liud no a flaw;  I'll ji'st stay, here beside yo���tae love an' tae guide  ye��� -,���������'  The Klondike is ower far awa',  My lass,  An' we'll stick tae the dear Broomielaw.  ���Gordon Sheriff.  A   HOY'S    QUESTIONS.  an apple  >uir fallen r:  lucre  ice.  s'mair  likely   tae  After returning he said to the Scotchman : "Sir, you have insulted m^r" lord.  You must apologize.* af didhat insult  him," said tiie Scot. "Yes, you5 did,  with vour two-acre fish story. You  must "apologize." "Well," said the  offender, slowly, "tell him if he will  take 10 feet off that tiger I will see what  J can do with the.fish."  PRAISK   FOR    ZOLA.  ABjoranstjerne Bjornson, the famous  Norwegian novelist, poet and dramatist,  has written from Rome to Zola as follows, concerning his attitude in the  Dreyfus affair:  "Very Honored Master : How I envy  you ! How I wish I were in your place,  in order to be able to render to the  country and to humanity a service like  that rendered by you. I also have  proved by experience that it is much  more perilous to want to eradicate  hatred than love from the minds of men.  A host of things which have for a long  time been taking root in the noblest,  as well as in the basest instincts of the  French people, have brought oh a situation so tragic that a thousand years of  progress and civilization are swept  away: All others tremble before the  cries and fury of barbarians, but they  have not made you recoil. You alone,  with-lyre and., sword,- marched against  millions. Is there a nobler spectacle to  be seen in the world:* That was just  what France needed. I can assure you  that all the peoples of Europe are gazing at France at this moment in astonishment and pain. A. . . Europe  admires what you have done. I always  have held the opinion that the work of  a romance write or a poet bears the  same relation to himself personally as  notes do to the bank which issues them,  and which should have'on hand securities corresponding to the issue. We see  now,that if your Vords have circulated  throughout' the world to increase the  courage and enrich the heart'of humanity it is because you yourself are a man  of courage and Heart."  death sentence upon me, I would have  called hiin crazv. Yet here I am.  Young men, for God'ssake, keep away  from drink. Keep out of bad company.  Keep away from saloons and beer  gardens. Seek the society of respectable and manly young men, or stay at  home with vour "mother. If I had (Tone  this I would be out in the world among  you to-day."   JEREMIAH   AND   HIS    PA.  "Say, pa, did you say in your sermon   Cholly Chapleigh?  ��?rcK7nSs F?OT Aft  Almost everything is done in a new  way nowadays, except making love.  '  *%>  Maud���Why did you consent to marry  SALE OF MINERAL CLAIMS BY AUCTION.  yesterday that saloon keepers were en  gaged in the work of hell ?." '  "I did, Jeremiah, ancLI hope the day  will come when liquor sellers, like other  murderers, will be hung."  "Pa, is a saloon keeper worse than his  saloon ?"  "No, my son, not a particle."  "Is the saloon any worse than the  license ?"���'������  "Well, no. The license permitB the  saloon keeper to keep a saloon."  "Is the license worse than the license  law, pa ?"  "No; the the saloon exists by law."  "Well, pa, is the law any worBe than  the lawmaker that creates and permits a  license law ?"  "Jeremiah, after yesterday'B severe  labors I feel it my duty to warn you that  I am in no mood to be riled and you had  better be careful.   But if you desire to  Ethel���His hair nicely matches my  Fido's.  ���''������'%<..'  Old Party=See here, you boys. Don't  you know it is wrong to fight that way ?  The Boys���Maybe it is, bosr.; but it's  the only way we knows. Yer can't expect us kids ter be up in de Markey of  Queensberry rule, kin yer ?  '-%  The Dale County (Ala.) News earnestly remarks : -'Friends, a little help  would be appreciated very much���can t  you bring us some sweet potatoes or  corn? An editor once choked himself  to death trying to eat grass."  rPHE interests of the late Francisco di Michele  x m the whole of the Buchera, and the lona,  and an undivided one-fourth of rhe Allcorn mineral claims, situate in the Slocan City Mining  Division of the District of West, Kootenay, will  be sold by public auction on Friday, the 15th  day of April next, in front of R. B. Kerr's law  office in New Denver. B. C. Terms, ten iter cent  down, balance to be paid within K) days of sale.  The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  Particulars as to title can be obtained from  R. B. Kerr, Solicitor for the Administrator.  Dated the 22d dav of March. 1808.  A. M. BEATTIE.  Auetioneerfor.J. F. Armstrong, Official Administrator.  The New Denver Ledok will please insert the  above four times between -2'd March and date of  ��*le. .I.F.ARMSTRONG. i  Official Administrator.  Rosebery  The northern connecting point of  the CiP. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Ruby Trust, Kentucky Girl,   Blue Peter  Fraction and Isabel  Fraction.  Rosebery  It is at Eosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring-  their families.  Rosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  Fort Steele, b. c. | and. are selling fast.     You, cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  The man who had built up the new  town and was showing a prospective  settler   about  the place, pointed with  broaden your mental resources, I answer  pride to a pretty little church, just corn  your question   by saying that the law-   pleted.  Many    <��f   Tlieni    Would    Have  the    Wise    Solomon.  Puzzled  1 am  ques-  "Say, pa," began little Clarence Callipers, with the rising inflection of one  who earnestly desires to.acquire important information, ''what "  "Oh, 1 don't know," replied his long-  suffering sire, wearily.  "You don't know what, pa?"  "1 don't know the answer to the question you are going to ask "  "Why, you  don't know what  going to ask, do you, papa.,?"  "No, of course not."  "Then, if you don't know the  tion, how do'you know you don't know  the answer to it, pa ?"  "Because T know I don't know. J  don't know why it is that the more a  man gets the more he wants, and the  more he wants the less he usually gets,  nor whether the Maine Reed was even  remotely related to the late Mayne  Reid, nor why so many men with'the  big head wear such small hats, or  whether I should have preferred to kiss  Hrrriot Beecher Stowe or the pope's  toe, nor why two-faced men are so common nnd two-headed girls so scarce, nor  why the average girl is so ready to  trust her heart with a young man wliom  no self-respecting butcher would trust  with a pound of liver, nor why the fellow who is always ready to make a  jack of himself hates to have somebody  else make a monkey of him, nor when  the first' boo-boo avhs, nor how many is  'mairp,' nor how few is 'few.' 1 know 1  don't know how 1 don't know what I  don't know, nor the answer to any  others of the multitude of foolish questions that you are prone to ask if you  are not restrained. So now, my dear  son, if yoiudo not at once turn off your  breath, instead of blowing it out," and  let me read in peace, off you go to bed  with the speed of an arrow, taking your  interrogatorv gimlet with vou. understand?^  "Yes, sir. But the, question 1 wanted  to ask isn't foolish, pa."  "H'm ! If it isn't foolish, you may go  ahead and ask it. But, remember, just  one question, and no more."  "Well, pa, there are two of "em that 1  want to ask. One is, which is the  smartest, theman who knows enough to  know that he don't know much, or the  man who knows enough to look as if he  knew everything ? The other is, if the  end of the "world was to come and the  earth be destroyed, while a man was up  in a balloon, where would he land when  he came down ? And, pa, I don't know  which one to ask."���"Now York World  Henry    George's   Tip.  The    Bishop's    Conundrum.  Here is a story an Alabama man tells  of Bishop Wilmer. it happened soon  after the war. Bishop Wilmer had gone  to a northern city to ask aid for a Confederate orphans' home in which he was  interested. There was a dinner in his  honor, and after dinner the bishop was  begged to tell a story or two. The  bishop said he hadn't a story.  "But," he added, "I've got a conundrum. Why are we southerners like  Lazarus?"  The guests���they were all Union  men, by-the-way���suggested many answers. The southerners were like  Lazarus because they were poor, because they ate of the' crumbs from the  rich man's table, because���because of  everything anyboby could guess.  "ISto," said the bishop, "you're all  wrong. We're like Lazarus because"���  ane he smiled blandly���-"because we've  been licked by dogs.5'  A roar of laughter went round at that,  for the bishop's utter unreconstructed-  ness was always one of his greatest  charms. Everbody laughed but one  mottled-faced man, who became very  indignant.  "Well," he snorted, "if you think  we're dogs, why in���not earth���have  you come up here to beg for our money  ���for the money of dogs ?"  The bishop chuckled.  "My mottled friend," said he, "the  hair of the dog is good for the bite.  That's why I've come."���Washington  Post.  maker is responsible for the law  "Are you still a Liberal, pa ?"  "Yes, sir, and expect to remain so till  my dying day. It's the grand old  party, with a glorious record; a party  that" "  "1 know all that, by heart, pa. But  tell me, is the Liberal party in favor of  license ?"..-���'  "License is the only practical method  of dealing with the" liquor question;  therefore the Liberal party is in favor of  license."  "Is the political party any worse than  the voter, pa ?"  "Jeremiah, parties are made up of  voters who believe in a certain principle;  therefore the party is no worse than the  voter."  "Now, see here, pa, if the saloon keeper is no worse than his saloon; the  saloon no worse than the license law,  and the Liberal party being a license  party, and no difference between the  voter and the party,how much difference  is there, pa, between the man engaged  in 'the work of hell' and you who  vote : the Liberal license ticket? Don't  you think you had better "  "You had better get out of this room ,  in double quick, or there will be some !  music.   Go! "���Templar. j  "Do you belong to the church ?" asked the visitor;  "I should say not," replied the head  man of the burg, with an air of injured  pride, "the church belongs to me."  Hudson���They say that on account of  the recent trouble the navy of Hayti is  to be increased.  Judson���Indeed.  Hudson���Yes. The president has  asked an appropriation for three first-  class row boats and a naptha launch.  Talented Boy���Papa, may I get my  paints and paint a picture?  Practical Father���Not now, my son,  but you may get some lime and whitewash the cellar.  Fortune Teller���You say your son is  a bad egg ?  Mother���He is.  Fortune Teller���Then don't worry  about him ; he'll go on the stage some  dav and make an instantaneous hit.  Had    a    IViglxt   to    the    M.  I).  The following blunder occurred recently on a Canadian river steamer :  A lady passenger was taken ill in the  night; the doctor's assistance was required, but the steamer did not carry a  member of the profession. The list of  passengers was read through in order  to discover whether there was a medical  man among them, and sure enough  there was the naine of James Thompson, M.D. The steward quickly ran to  the birth and aroused the occupant by  several vigorous blows at the door.  "What's the matter? Is the boat  sinking?" came from within in a startled  tone.  "There's a passenger ill, and we want  your assistance, doctor?" replied the  steward.  "What are you playing at? I ain't  no doctor," growled the voice.  "Why, you've got 'M.D.' after your  name."  "Well,  1 can put them letters after it  if I like, can't I?" said the M.D.     ~*  ismv trade: I'm a mule driver.'  Captain Burdick's advice to the members of Troop A in Cleveland, Ohio, to  use silk underwear in case of war, is  reminescent of ArtemusWard's "Touching Letter from a Gory Member of the  Home Guard :"i  Broadway, Dec. 10, '61.���Dear Father  and Mother : We are all getting along  very well. We mess at'Delmonico's.  Do not repine for your son. Some must  suffer for the glorious stars and stripes,  and, dear parents, why shouldn't I?  Tell Mrs. Skuller that we do not need  the blankets she so kindly sent to us, as  we bunk at the St. Nicholas and Metropolitan. What our brave lads stand  most in need of now is fruit cake and  waffles. Do not weep for me.���Henry  Adolphus.  Just before tbe order to advance was  | to be given the captain of the hardy  | wai riors stepped in front of them and  I said:  "We are now about to go against the  famous regiment of Amazons of the  king of Dahomey."  "Hurrah !" yelled the troopers.  "I trust you will acquit yourselves  well in this emergency," continued the  captain.  ���'We will!    We will!" they cried.  Then it was that a little man stepped  out from the ranks and asked :  "With what are they armed ?"  "Rolling pins," replied the captain.  There was a simultaneous movement  toward the rear, and a minute later the  rout was complete.  The captain had forgotten for the moment that his command  was composed  !of married men.  Situate in the Slocan Milling Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Fennel! Creek, a branch of Four Mile creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I,Charles S. Rnshdiill, as  1 ajLtent for The Conistock Mines (British Columbia) Limited, f-ee miner's ccrtilicate No.  <WJ 1 a, intend, 00 days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mininjr 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 lie commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Kith day of March 1808.  _    CHARLES S. RASHDA LL.  Kiislo Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile eas\ of Cody on  the south fork of  Carpenter Creek.  riiAKE XOTICE that I, W. D. McKay, acting-  X     as agent for D.   E.  Sprague,  free miner's  certificate No. 97531 and John S. Parker, free  miner's certificate No. 77730,  intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certifiearc of improvements for the  pur|K).��e of obtaining a  Crown grant of lhe above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th dav of January. 18!)8,  Rosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several bailrtingp  are about to be erected.  Eosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  !  j Will become the great Concentrating  I City of the Slocan, having abundance  jof water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Terms, �� cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agen  Oro Mineral  Claim.  Situated   in 'the Slocan  Mininir  Division   of  West Kootenay District.     Where located:  About one mile east of Codv on the south  fork of Carpenter Creek  HPAKE NOTICE that I. W. D. McKay, acting  x    as agent for D. E. Sprague, free miner's cer  ficate No.!)7S3l, and John S. Parker,free miner's  certificate No. 77,730. intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apuly 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 13th da v of J'aunary, 1898  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  Alma No. ',! Mineral Clain  War ain't any jokin  traps!)  Ruther rest in peace  crapg.  Been erlong -with Longstreet-  with Lee;  An'peace���I want ter tell you'a  me!  (50, don't  you pack  yer  at home and cultivate the  spent some time  itisfactory ter  War ain't any jokin'. They talks it low an' high ,  But it changes its eoniplextion  when you hear  the bullets fly!  It's fine fun���in the papers, but when I see the  shine -  O'bayonets right in front o' me, I'll jest take  home in mine!  Ain't no fun in fightin'.   A feller does his best,  Buthe always wears the pietur'sof his loved ones  on his.breast;  An', then, ter kiss an' leave 'em���never more ter  meet���  Ter listen through a lifetime fer the unreturnin'  feet !���  War ain't any jokin'.   Ef it comes���it comes;  An' I reckon that I'd answer ter the  roll call o'  the drums; ���    - ������������..  But I ain't in any hurry fer nackin' up my traps ;  Ruther rest in ipeace at home an.'cultivate the  erapsi  ���Atlanta Constitution.  Kerrigan  Cas?.y���Hov yez got'th  hot whiskies about vez?  Phat's good for a cowld ?  proice uv two  Oi hov riot.  Will,  thin,  Kerrigen,  merev not t' tell vez.  ut  wild be a  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AVesfc i  Kootenay District. Where located: About!  one mile east, of Cody on the south fork of j  Carpi-nter Creek. !  fAKE NOTICE that 1. \YA D. McKay, acting '  X as agent for D. E. Sprague, Iree miner's certificate No. 07531.'and John S Parker, free  miners certificate No 77739, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a ccrtilicate of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must lie commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this-13th day of January, I8i)8.   Comiskey Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.     Where   located:  On  the Galena Farm, adjoining the  Peerless  mineral claim oi> the north.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Francis J. O'Reilly of  X    Silverton,  B. C, as agent for the Galena  Mines Ld, (Foreign) Free Miner's Certificate No.  (Wo A., intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a ccrtilicate 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  ol juch certificate of improvements.  'That  The Minister who Drank in Moderation.  Henry George was traveling once on  a sleeping car. The porter came to  brush the dust off him and ''work" him  for the customary quarter. There were  but few passengers. George reflected  on the fact that Pullman paid his poor  black hirelings little or naught, and  relied on 'their ability to brush and  gouge the public instead, and determined to give him the change he found in ] ,  his pocket. He thought there might be  about (!0 cents, but there was actually  93 in quarters, halves aud dimes. He  gave it all to the darky, who dropped  his broom and stared at the tip and then  at George. "This all fo' me, boss ?" lie  gasped." "It's all for youA' replied  George. The darky looked at the little,  rusty, modest man and again at his  handful of silver. "Wow:'' he ejaculated. "It's true as de good book puts  it. you nevah can tell how fah a toad  kin jump twell you sees him hop."  A minister in the Hig-hlands of Scotland found one of his parishioners in--  toxicated. The next day he called to  reprove him for it. "It is very wrong  to get drunk," said the minister.  "I ken that," said the man,'"but then  1 dinna drink as meikle as vou do.*"  "What! how is that?"  "Why ! ginit please ye, dinna ye aye  take a glass o'   whiskev,   with water  Jemmy,   merely  to aid  ve  take a glass o' toddv  ifter dinner:-''  "Why, yes.  igestion.*'  "And dinna  every night before ye gang to lied !���*"  "1vo be sure, just to help me to sleep."  "Weel. that's just fourteen glasses a  week, an' about sixty a inoritli. I only  get paid once a month, an' then if I'd  take sixty glasses it wad make me  dead drunk for a week ; now ye see the  onlv difference is ve time it better than  1 do."  A    Testimony     From    the    Gallows.I  Willing    to    ComproMiisc  An English nobleman had just finished a title of a tiger lie had shot Avhich  measured 24 feet from snout to tail-tip.  Everyone was astonished, but no one  ventured to .insinuate a doubt ;of the  truth of the story, uiien presently a  Scotchman told his tale. He had once  caught a lish which he said he was unable to pull out alone, managing only  to land it at last with the aid of six-  friends. "It was a skate and. it covered  two acres." Silence followed this recital, during which the offended nobleman  left   the   table.      The   host    followed.  A few months  ago  a  young man  in  Omaha, while mad with drink, shot and  killed a man who   had  been one of his  friends,  without any apparent, motive.  says the Charleston Messenger, and for  this crime he recently suffered the extreme penalty of the law. Shortly  before his execution he called for pen  and paper and wrote a most pathetic  letter addessed to the young men of the  city, especially those who had been his  former associates. After recounting  various experiences of his boyhood and  young manhood by which he had been  drawn under evil influences, he said:  "But if anybody a year ago had told me  that I   would  lie  in  jail  to-day with a  In various parts of the country they  have a way of describing distances by  "right smart piece," "gunshot off,"  "day's journey," and the like; but down  in southwest Florida they do it differently. A party of amateur pedestrians  were "doing" the state, and, as often  happens with such travelers, had lost  their way. It was near night and they  were at a loss what to do. Presently  they met a countryman riding a cow.  "Can you tell us how far it is to Boston ?" one of the party asked. The  countryman looked to the right and left  as though seeking information from the  palmettos and prickly pears. "Well, I  reckon hit's 'bout two whoops." he said  at length. "Two what?" The countryman seemed to take this as challenging  his veracitv, for he once more looked  questionably at the palmettos ami  prickly pears. "P'raps hit may be some  furder," he admitted, reflectively, "but  I 'low hit ain't more'n two whoops an' a  holler."���Kansas City Journal.  We find the following in an exchange  without credit :  "In the beginning Cod created the i  heaven and the earth. Then he made1  the editor and the liberal advertiser. :  and the prompt paying subscribers. !  and it was good. The next day a ohV |  zard set in and he created a man who '������  didn't believe in advertising, and Ire  rested. Then the devil got iri the back  room and he created a man who takes  the editor's paper for years and fails to  pay for it. The devil then took a rest  but the editor hasn't, rested since."  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDON & BARRETT  Dated this lsr day of February, 1898.    FRANCIS T. O'RE  Humholt   IVCineral    Claim  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay district. Where located: On Four  iMiIe Creek, an extension of the Vancouver  Xo. -2.    TAKE NOTICE that I. F.  1 for \V. H. Hell var. Free Miner's Certificate  No. tl.aS A, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to aiiply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining'.-! crown grant of the above claim.  And lurther take notice that action under Sec.  ?>( must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this afh dav of November, 1897.  F. S. ANDREWS.  A front for W. II. Hell var.  KOOTENAV LAKE  AND RIVER.  Summer Card.   Effective March 15, 18118.  SS.   INTERNATIONAL.  South bound. North bound.  Read down Read up.  Sandon  Train'lvs daily, 1:00pm    10.50 am trai.i ar daily  Kaslo  "      ar      "     3:45 pm      8:0(1 am    "     lvs    "  Boat lvs daily Boat ar daily  except Sunday..5:45am      8:10 pm..except Sundy  Ainsworth  "      "       ,.(i:15arn      7:10 pm..       "      "  Pilot Bay  ''      "       ..7:15 am      0:30 nm..       ':      ���"'  Balfour  '"       ''        ..7:45 am       6:00 phi..       '���       '*  Five Mile Point  ''        . .!>:<K)am       5:10 pm..       ���'  Nelson  "       ;'        ..!i:45am       4:45pm..        ���'       "  Train ar daily        Northport        Train lv daily  except Sunday Iii :5S pm      1:00 pm.. except Sun."  Rossland  "      ''       ..2:50 pin      1:2:00 m..      '"       "  Spokane  ".   ��� .Ji:40pm      8:00 am..       "       "  SS. ALBERTA.  Sandon  Train lv daily. .1.00 pm      10.50amTrain ar da il v  Kaslo  "     ar daily..3.45 ;.m      8.00am    "   lv daily  I Boat lv Tues. Boat ar Mon.  i and Saturday..5.00 pm      1 00 am..and Tuesday  > Ainsworth  ,;        "       .. G.L'O pm      11.40 pm  Pilot Bay  "       ..7.00pm      11.00 pm  Kuskonook  .lO.rropm      8.00 pm..Sun. & Wed.  Goat River  "        ';      12.00 iliR-ht        IrOOpm "  Boundary-  Wed. & Sun. .. 1.00 am      5.00 pm        '���      "  Bonner's Ferry  ���'      ���'   ar..8.00 am      2.00 pm lv   "  Train lv "      .11.40 am       1.15 pm train ar ���'    "  Spokane  ';       ���' ..2.45 am       7.00 am   "     lv  Meals and Berths noi, included.  Passengers on SS. International from Nelson,  Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay lake south  of P'lot Bav, will connect at that point with the  SS. Alberta.  Passengers for Nelson via SS. Alberta, from  points south of Pilot Bay, can, by ai rangement  with purser, have stop-over at Pilot Bay or Ainsworth, or connect with SS. International at  Kaslo.  The company's steamers connect Kootenay  \ndrews, agent i Lake and Slocan points with all points in the  United States and Canada, by way of-Spokane  and Kootenay river.  Tickets sold and baggage checked to all points  by pursers on steamers or at our office.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'IMgr  P.O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  KEILLY-.  NOTICE.  rjnVO MONTHS after  date  J.    application to purchase!  Hotel Vevey  Dining- Room and Bar  class in every respect,  well furnished. Trail  Ten and Twelve Mile  Pack and Saddle Animals to nire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C.  First-  Rooms  open  to  creeks.  I intend to make  from the Commissioner of Lands and AVorks the following  described parcel of land, viz: Beginning, at -  post planted along side S. Walker's northwest  comer post and running north forty chains,  thence east eighty chains, thence south forty  chains, thence west eierhtv chains to the point of  commencement; situated on the Columbia river  narrows, in the Kootenav district: three hundred a n d t wen t v a cres.  ELLEN McDOUGALD.  Nakusp. B. C. March 11,1898.  NOTICE.  the  , all  Windsor  accounts  i S wc will go mit. of business in  il Restaurant on the 15th of April  due the firm must be paid atonce.  All the restaurant and  hotel  furniture  will be  iiffcred for sale.  ���JACOBSON & CO.  New Denver. B. c. March 10, 18!)K.  For Assay  i Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  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  Colville Reservation, Nelson,  Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Lkave.  9:20 a.m.  .11:45 "  8:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundary  (.'reek connect at, Marcus with stage daily.  AKKlVK.  5:35 p.m  2:55   "  6:40 p.m  SHOh'TKST  ANI)  t^riCKEST  KOI'TK  .1'   all   kinds.  T.i  To  write  all KastiMM anil ICm-opc-m puints.  1'acitic 'Ji'ast. .Japan. China and Australia,  the rii-li and active  Tie Prospectors' Assay Office  Brandon, B. C,  ana  inininir districts of  At a discount:.���Willie and .Johnny  set up a, h'.iiionatlt! stand the other day.  and a "-entleinan >vas their first patron.  Willies read : -'Four cents a o-lass."  Johnny's modest a.nnoueenient ��� was :  "Two cents a. g'lass." Being- a man  with an eye to the fact that "a penny  saved is a penny earned." the customer  bouo-lit a o-lass of Johnny's lemmonade.  paid the two cents due. and casually  inquired, "Why is yours cheaper than  your brother's?'"' "'Cos." said Johnny,  ���'mine is the lemonade the puppy fell  into."  .FJeetzel k Co,  DRUGGISTS. X��.  Klondike  and the Yu ON5  NOTICE  I.)A VS after dat.. I. 11,  to apply to the- Chief  CIXTY  i'   tend  Lands and AVorks.   V  sion to purchase tbe  beinir about  ��� umlcrsiirned, in-  Coinrnissioiiitr of  ���torin. B. C. for perrnis-  'illowiiifr lands, described  miles  from the mouth of  A London daily newspaper recently  had this unhyphenated announcinent:  "Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Levi, having-cast  off clothing-of every description, invite,  an early inspection.  ; Kuskanook creek, a siake beinir placed about  i three hundred and fifty feet north of creek, and  : marked, '-northwest corner, March the 7, lSfiS" :  j running- thence forty chains south, thence forty  i chains cast,  thence" forty  chains north, thence  forty chains west to  place of commencement ;  one hundred and sixtv acres m-iieor less, situated  in West Kootenav district.  D. .1. nOKRAXOH.  XAtkusp. B. C. March 7. isiis.  ( lose connections and no [rouble.  ,     Throujrh tickets is-ued   and l>a<^a^  ! to destination.  ;     Xew Tonrisi Car Servk  :     Daily   (except   Tm-silav    to  ' and (.'. S. Points.  Train leaves X<-w lien ver (.  at Naia a. in. Train   arrives  Canyon Siding at .'laVi o  m.  Boat connection da'ilv u'xeept Sun.lav  Koseliory: Leaves Xew Denvi.-r at s.:;..' ;'  arrives at Xi.-w Denver ai 1 p. in.  Ascertain present Reduced llai  eare-t  cheeked  laily ta: St. Paul.  i Ka.-tani  Canadian  in.yiin Siding- dnily  at   Xew   Denver  via  m:  Assay Price List  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver   Silver a nd Lead   Copper (by Electrolysis).  Gold, Stiver. Copper am:  I Lead.  lorm.it ion by addrcssjiiir   i  II.  DOCCLAS.  YV. I-'.   Anderson.  T/rav.   Pass.  E. ,1. Coyle, Dist. l'-i^. Au\., V  ��??"A!1 sensible people  travel  Soo line.  s  and  full in-  local netiit Hi-  Hi Xew Denver.  Aji-t..  Xelson; or  i n couver.  via C. 1'. Rvand  Gold and Copper  , Silver and Copper   ; Gold. Silver and Copper    Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Manganese   Lime, Magnesium. Barium. Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth,Tin. Cobalt. Xickel, Antimonv,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter, Ash.  and pcrccntairc of Coke, if Coking-  Coal)   $1..'��('  :s oo  ���2 00  ���2 00  ���2 00  ���I 00  :.' 50  ���2 50  ,'i 00  a 00  2 0O  ���2 00  2 OO  ���1  OO  .lime  Terms:  -'Oth. ]S!1.'i.  '.Cash  With Sample.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and  Analtst THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MARCH 24, 1898.  Fifth Yeab  MINING   RBSOR'Dg.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  Makch l�����Reci  E Barrett.  LOCATIONS.  ���, adj Silverton townsite, John  Makcu  .Fraction.  Makch 10  Makch 21-  CEKTIFICATK   OF   IMl'KOVEMESTS.  14���Lillian   No 4, Reciprocity,  Ajax  -Keystone, Even in jr Star.  -Marion.  ASSESSMENTS.  Makch 15���May Queen, Aiiacortes Fraction.  Makch 17���Daniel, Donelly Fraction. Gordon,  Oalt, Crawford Fraction.  TKANSFEliS.  Makch 17���Gait, Daniel. Gordon, Crawford  Fraction, i in each, Alexander McFadden to  Alex Crawford. Feb 10.  G-alt I, David Daig to J Maxwell Donnelly,  March 7"     '  Grand Arinv Fraction }, Fred Stull to Neil Mc-  Dcnald, March 11. ��� .        '       ���  Biff Kanawha, Howard Donnelly to W C  Yawke., June 10, 18U7.    ,  Transit, same to same.  Admiral Kelson, same to same.  Makch 18���Red Fox Fraction, all interesti as  mortgagor, J K Clark to Alfred Robinson, mortgage, 51,000, tfiaO down, rf.W in 30 days. $500 in 90  days.   SI.OCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Makch 15���North Star, Springer, J Law.  ASSESSMENTS.  Mauch 12���Pembina. Perry Attafer ; Anniston,  Dan Himloii:  TIIANSKEKS.  Makcu ll���Canadian Roy 1, Sydney Cooler to  J P Aitchcson.  Makch 11���Legal Tender, J F McLaughlin to  .Tohn CHa'v..52,000. ���  Great Britain J, G F Hopkins to S A Mightou.  AINSWOUTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  March 12���Plscatayua^ Geo Nowcll : Lavina,  R Williams.  Makch l(5���Aurora, Henry Rose.  CE.KTIFICATE OE IMl'ROVEMESrS.  Makch 14���Revenue, Defender, Howard.  ASSESSMENTS.  Makch 15���Silver Fox, Dora.  Makch l(>���Dream. Star, Terminus.  Makch 17���Anaconda, Hunter.  TRANSFERS.  Makch 15���Midnight, Edith, I F B Rogers and  ���G A Simmons to John Keen.  Same, John Keen to Granite Mining and Smelting Company.  Revocation of power of attorney from John  Gordon to Wm Inncs, re Sure Thing.  Homestake, Scranton, Butte, J, Silver Spray,  Big Chief, all int, Daniel McGraw to Alf Brilo.  March 10���Echo 1/5, Charles Clancy to James  McFaughton.  March 18���Silver Bell Fraction 4/5, O R La-  beree to W B Ives.  Hillhurst i. Ronald McLaughlin to Jos R McDonald  Eureka i, Johu P Redding to Margaret Linda  Martin.   NEWS    OF   MICHIPICOTEN.  Soo News.:���E P. Jennings arrived  here ' Saturday from ,the Michipicoten  gold fields, en route to his home.in Iron  Mountain. Mr. Jennings is an expert  mineralogist, and went to the new mining district, January the 25th, in the  interest of parties having property  there. To the News Mr. Jennings expressed himself conservatively*regarding the outlook there.   He stilted that  he Great Northern Company was down  40 feet, and that the ore looked promising. He found free gold in several  samples whicli he took from the bottom  of the shaft. The vein is from 10 to 10  feet in width, and bears every indication of being permanent, in tiie judgment of Mr. Jennings. He thinks the  Great, Northern Co. has a very promising ������ property, and that if the ore  averages no'higher than So to �����:> to the  ton in gold its promoters have a mighty  good thing iu sight, as there is such a  large amount of quartz and it can be  worked for a low figure.  If the Jubilee claim pans out well,  there is no reason why others will not,  and hence the predictions of those who  Kohl roseate views regarding the wealth  of the new district, stand a good show  of being-fulfilled.     '  0. D. Amey, of Ottawa, was on the  way to Lake Wawa with three men  when Mr. Jennings came out. Mr.  Amey is the gentleman who professes  to have discovered two or three placet-  locations in that district. He expects to  remain on the ground until spring.  A man named ImIv, who owns a claim  on an extension of the Mac-key vein, is  building a, shanty and will soon beat  work on his claim  A ifi foot gold vein on Manitouwic  Lake, north "of Lake Wawa, is being  opened up by a.Mr. Parks, who owns  the claim. lie has one man in his employ.  The Chinaman is not an immigrant at  all in the sense of the word.    He has no  intention whatever of settling in the  country.   He only stays until he has  amassed sufficient wealth (out of the  pockets of the hard wording white man)  to enable him to return and spend the  rest of his davs in his   beloved China.  He does not conform in any way to the  customs, habits or dress of his temporary residence.   He spends none or very  little of his earnings in the country; he  holds Canadians   in   the greatest contempt, as  I  heard a pig-tailed gentleman once remark in Vancouver:  "One  Chinaman   allee  samee three Canada  man,   Canada man  no savee; Canada  man no good."   Literally, "One Chinaman   is   as good as three   Canadians ;  Canadians have no sense and are useless."   The Chinaman   does not   even  leave his bones, to enrich the soil,   (if  there is any nourishment in his carcass,  which I  very   much doubt), as the remains of all deceased  Chinamen   are  shipped   back to   the   flowery land for  burial.   It is part of the contract made  with the Chinese contractor, (or smuggler would ibe the most fitting, term),  who imports these slaves (for they are  nothing else), that in the event of their  dving during the five years which they  are under bondage to him. in return for  his payment of their poll tax and keep  for that time, their remains shall be returned to China.   Fortunately very few  Chinamen are  accompanied  by their  wives; if they  were the breed would  become as numerous and hard to get  rid of as the rabbits in Australia.   Most  of the Chinese women on the coast follow the same occupation (for the benefit  of their masters) as the inmates of the  "flower boats"   on   the   Canton Hi ver.  Those of your readers  who have had  any experience of those famous craft  will know to what I refer.   To sum up  in a few   words:   All  the Chinamen  does is to introduce numerous vices, of  which opium   smoking is one of   the  least; to work for wages on which a  white man would starve, and to put in  practice the ways of some of the most  dangerous secret societies on earth.   In  fact he is a verv undesirable individual  to have  in any country,   and  means  should be .taken  not only to prevent  any further immigration of Chinese, but  to expel those that are already in the  country.   It is all nonsense to say that  their labor is necessary for the development of the province.    There are thousands of white men who would only be  too glad of the   chance   of working in  such a glorious province as British Columbia.     But   the  notion    has   gone  abroad that the Chinese run that province, and that it is useless to go there  to seek employment,   and it is not a  verv wrong notion either.  The Japanese are also getting numerous on the Pacific Coast, but the contrast between these hardy little sons of  the Orient and the almond-eyed Celestial  is verv great. They always appear  clean and neatly dressed in European  costume and in "every way are willing  and. eager to adapt themselves to the  country of (in their case) adoption.  True, thev work for a small wage. The  example set bv the Chinese is to be  thanked for that. But what they earn  is spent in the stores of the place in  which they reside. They do not frequent opium dives when they feel in  need of a stimulant, but walk up to  the bar and take a drink in the ordinary Christian manner. The relations  between the Japanese and the Chinese  on the Coast are getting more strained  every dav, and it would not be a surprise to see the late Jap-Chinese war  enacted over again on a small scale on  the soil of British Columbia, and with,  it is to be hoped, the same disastrous  results to the pig-tail. Missionaries  -make verv few real converts amongst  the Chinese, but many Japs are led by  their teaching to embrace the^Christian  religion.  The coming provincial elections in  British Columbia will be watched with  great interest by the laboring classes at  large, aslthe chief issue will be "Chinese  or no Chinese for British Columbia."���  Orillia News-Letter.  I   WANT   TO   KiSS   PAPA.  REIGN    OF   TERROR.  DEHANI)    FOR    COPPER.  The copper output of British Columbia will, it is hoped, be, at no distant  date, as large as that in the Lake  Superior district, and when once a  place in the European market is secured, British Columbia copper  will make  itself than that of  in  these  circuin-  a greater name for  the ! Milled States.  stances it is of interest to refer to the  metal report issued by Charles Hof &  Co., London. Kim'land. It is evident  from this document that the market is  on the lookout for a now purchasing  field such as British Columbia It appears that last year the European ��'on-  sumptiou kept on increasinir, while,  the nroduction, especially in the United  Sttit.es, had not increased to the same  extent as in l80i, while that of Chile  was also smaller The increase of last  year's consumption in copper over 189 >  is calculated as follows : Great Britain  5.7.V.) tons; France. 2,f'.00: United  States, !,-r>o'i tuns, and Germany no  fewer than 1 :���'.,.Vm tons In Geniiar.y  tint great increase is due. to the vast  extent of the electrical plant manufacturing industry, in which close 011 ?'io,-  00 >.')'�� lis   invested     This   prospect   for  1WH is that then  crease iii consu"  dw t'on is still  P'-ndicted to he I  for British- Col  market  e will !>e. a further in-  u'll'ion, and as the prn-  deeroa-ing. prices are  ligh. This is the time  ntiibia     to    enter     the  MONGOLIAN    IMMIGRATION.  ol  is  And now a word or two on the subject  M mg diau  ��������� -> r- ".i"'   and  tl.  assu'niii  *   '    Colli  forming   n<  i-n nigrafion,   which   is  a'a r-iiing proportions in Brit-  Mr. Mish says the hardships and the  privations a man has to endure in the  Yukon country cannot be described.  He savs it is impossible to give a man  an idea of what he has to go through.  And he says people ought not to go into  the Yukon country unless they have  S500 after buying" their outfit. They  ought to start from here with 1,500  pounds of provisions. The Canadians  will allow no one to cross the line unless  they have 1,200 pounds of solid provisions, exclusive of coffee and tea. These  articles do not figure when the estimate  is made.  A duty of 83 1J- per cent, is charged  on a man's outfit. They make a reasonable estimate of the value of the miner's  supplies, regardless of what the man  may have purchased the goods for.  This is to avoid trickery which might  he practiced. If this were not done it  would be very easy for a man to have  a bill made out placing the value of  the goods at much less than he paid for  them.  He said regarding the trails that the  one at Ska wag is not to he considered  with the one at Dyea. There is no  comparison between them. Tne Skag-  way trail is passable in winter, but it  presents difficulties in summer which  are, almost insurmountable, aud which  do not exist on the Dyea trail. Mish  says that the only advantage in going  over the pass now is that a person can  make the trip more easily, but after he  gets over he has nothing to but wait  and eat up his provisions.  The middle of April will be time  enough to go in there. It will be just  as easy to get things to the head of the  lakes if a person can pay to have the  goods hauled over, as the freight is very  cheap and the competition will increase  and hold the prices down. People are  camped all the way down the river, and  from Pelly river to Dawson is practically one c mtinuous camp.  What the people expect to do he does  not know     There  is   nothing for them  ! to get.   No new strikes have been made  j iu h-i months, and   people  by   next fall  j will find themselves  111 a strange coun-  | try     There   are   hundreds   of   people  ' without   the means to get  out of  the  c inntry.    There, tire  hundreds of people in  there now  who   would he only  too glad to   csme   out and  go home  if  they could get away,  but they are unable to do so.   He says the government  will have to be appealed  to next fall to  get them out.  I ll'Il l>!:  .(: C  Oil!  iinese  uilf of  Japanese  :��� popula  tion of the coast, cities in that provinci  The latest  Dress   (Aroodt-  Merklev's.  novelties  in Millinery and  , etc., just received at Mrs.  Father, dear fathr.r, come home with me now.  The clock in the steeple strikes one.  Ybu said you were coming right home from the  shop,  ������ As soon as your day's work was done,  Our fire has gone out���our house is all dark���  And mother's been watching since tea,  With poor little 'Benny so sick in her arms,  And no one to help her but me.  Come home, come home, come home !  Please father, dear father, come home.  Hear the sweet voice of the child,  Which the night winds repeat as they roam !  O who could resist this most plaintive of pray'rs ?  "Please father, dear father, eome home."  Father, dear father, come home with me now,  The clock in the steeple strikes two ;  The night lias grown colder, and Benny is worse,  But he has heen calling for you.  Indeed, he is worse���ma says he will die,  Perhaps, before morning shall dawn,  And this is the message she sent me to bring���  . Come quick, or he will be gone.  Father, dear father, come'home with me now,  The clock in the steeple strikes three;  Tne house is so lonely���the hours are so long  For'poor weeping mother aud me.  Yes, we are alone, poor Benny is dead.  And gone with the angels of light,  And these were the very last words that he said,  "I want to kiss papa good-night."  Mrs. Keeley, the veteran English  actress, tells an anectdote of a young  actress who, in the play, is a boy. She  is taken before a judge, who asks  sternly: ''Now, who are your accomplices?" And the young actress, by a  nappy thought, improved on the author  and answered in artless tone: "I don't  wear.any.   They keep up without."  Mrs. Gaswell contemplated with pride  Increase Your Business  HANDLING  and Make Money  Full Prices.   Correct Selection  Ropes and Tags Furnished Free  Hides,Pelts,Wool,  TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.  Write ^r Circular giving Latest Market Prices  IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.  JAS. MCMILLAN & CO.,  NO COMMISSION  CHARGED  200-212 FIRST AVE. NORTH.  mc     Minneapolis, Minn.  nr  DC  the family monument that had been  erected in the city cemetery, It overtopped many others by many feet, and  contained in deeply graven letters the  name of every member of the Gaswell  family, with brief spaces for future  mortuary statistics. "Thank goodness," she exclaimed, "there's one  column the society , editor can't keep  my name out of."  A pleasant looking, stylishly dressed  old lady was: boarding a Sixth avenue  car in New York, and the "smart  Alex" conductor shouted in her ear:  "Hurry up there! Step lively! Be  quick !" He looked as if he were on the  point of pushing her bodily inside the  car, when, to his great surprise, she  stopped short, and, looking him full in  the race, said : "Young man, it is not  worth while to be in such a hurry.  You'll get to hell soon enough."  One of our exchanges gets off the following : "A couple were recently  married, and the bride invited an old  aunt to the wedding. The cards were  swell affairs, and in one corner bore  the inscription, "Children not expected." After scanning it closely over  her specs the old lady said: "That's  all right, but they'll have 'em just the  same." _���_   The Western Mining World says :���  "So far as this publication is concerned  it does not favor any route to the Klondike. When it comes to a choice of  routes over which American bone and  sinew, slightly embellished with brains,  shall desert the splendid mining fields  of this country for the over-boomed,  God-forsaken regions of the north one  route is as good as another���especially  if it costs more."  say  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOMS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  "It's three-quarters of an hour since I  ordered that turtle soup," snapped the  angry guest at the restaurant. "Yes,  sah," said the waiter with an obsequious  bow, "but de turtle done make his  'scape, an' dey had to chase him 'bout a  mite, sah."      _  _ '_ ���_  A Chinese traveller applying for a  passport must have his palm brushed  over with (ine oil paint, and then press  it on thin damp paper, which retains  an exact impression of the lines of his  hand. Transference of the passport is  then impossible, for no two persons have  the same lines on their hands.  Cleanliness  is next to  That they will'send no  more to tho T. Eaton Co  for Dry Goods and  Furnishings; as the  goods cost much more  when landed in New  Denver; besides, they  are often old and shelf-  worn and they seldom  get what they order.  But���  Different Here  Our jroods arc new and  of the best quality; the  patterns are of the latest  designs, and, above all,  Our Prices are Right.  N. B���We are offering a line line of Ladles'  Jackets. Boys' and Men's Overcoats and Pea-  JacUets. below anything ever betore offered in  the Slooan. Call and examine our goods and  satisfy yourselves.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  J.R.& B. Garaeron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Fu]ntusirXjIotKiii��r  ���: in the:���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���,  Tailors    S#t.  SANDON, B  Has an Immense  Stock of ���  No necessity for  freezing to death  if you have a few  dollars to invest in  this kind of stock.  Call in.  The prices will astonish you.  C.O.D  Goods called  for & Delivered  &  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. 0. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors &��� Windows.  B.C.  Do you know th.it NELSON   tbe  druggist is offering special bargains  in   TOILET SOAPS  this   week  *3   9   <3  ��� ��� B  Well, its a fact.; But then, no matter-  how clean the skin is washed, if you  do not keep the blood in good order,  pimplesand other eruptions of the skin  will appear. Especially at; thisseaaon  of the year should special precaution  be taken to  keep the system clear.  As a SPRING MEDICINE nothing  equals     ���       ���       ���       ���       ���       ���  Fax's Sarsaparilla  Vou can buy it at���  NELSON'S DRUG STORE,  New Denver.  Specials  innewSuitings  I have lately received a stock of  well-selected, handsome suitings  for Spring make-up, and 1 earnestly invite your inspection of  them. Some excellent qualities  and patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put  upon the market in this section  before.  I guarantee a neat, natty fit.  and satisfaction in every particular.        Are, you wanting a Spring  suit?  M.  A. WILSON,  The Reliable Rtican Tailor.  Williamson Blk, New Denver, B. C.       &  AG^N TS.���;'Woman'' is the title of our great  new book. Discusses ail nhases of the subject.  Contains '-The Life and Work oi Miss Wilhml."  the most wonderful woman of tnecentury. Over  a hundred beautiful portraits of the greatest  women known, with biographical sketches. Snap  for canvassers.  L1NSCOTT COMPANY,  ToKONTO.  We are now m a  position to give  thoroughly satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on.  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  ay-AV-Rates furnished.  Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc. on -application.  El Donula Ave.  Wholesale and Retail  NEW DENVER and SILVERTON.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry? Eg-g's, Etc  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  o  Proprietor,  Silverton,  B.C.  SHOPS AT  ALL IMPORTANT  KOOTENAY.  POINTS  IN  FSED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of guitinsrs and  Trouserings always on hand.  WANTED ���Farmer's sons or other industrious persons of fair education to whom sil!> a  month would be an inducement. T could also  owsmc a few ladies at their own homes.  T. 11. L1NSOOTT,  Tuiso.vro.  Offered to the public of New Denver  are to be found iii the  Colnmbia Honse  Warm,   quiet   and   hard-tinished   throughout.  Board by the day, week or  month,  No Bar in connection.  Sixth St., New Denver.  N. 0. DINGMAN.  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 free of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of tlieabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R. B. THOMPSON,  w.  D.  MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notary Public  NEW DENVER,  B. O.  Mines and  Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  Large  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.

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