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 Volume V.   No. 39  NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE. 30, 1898.  Peice, $2,00 Year-  HON. J. H. TURNER  Royally Received with  Retallack.  Mr.  A PUBLIC MEETING   WENESDAY  Premier Turner and John L. Retallack  were to have addressed a public meeting  in Clever's Hall Tuesday morning, but  owing to obstructions on the K. & S.  joad caused by the heavy windstorm bf  Monday their special train failed to reach  Sandon in time to catch the Nakusp  train. The meeting was consequently  delayed until Wednesday, when the  Premier and Mr. Retallack came in on  the 8S. Slocan with colors flying. . /  The band boys met the boat, and the  -wharf was crowded with citizens anxious  to greet the honorable gentlemen.  A large crowd gathered in Clever's  hall and the Premier talked of his government policy for one hour and a half.  His speech was prefaced by a few  remarks by Mr. Retallack, who in consideration of the fuct that Mr. Green  would hold a meeting in the evening and  it was his desire to meet his opponent  on the rostrum he would reserve his address till then, giving Mr. Turner the  platform for the meeting.  Premier Turner explained how difficult  he had found it travelling- on this campaign tour, but he was sanguine that his  government would be successful in the  present conflict, since in every section he  had visited he had met with the heartiest reception, and; in hitherto strong  opposition "Strongholds he hadfound a  decided change had taken place, more  favorable to the present government.  A largo portion of his  time was taken  up with  the discussion of his railroad  policy, showing how rapidly the Province  had   developed^  under   the   progressive  policy adopted some few years since, and  he predicted a still greater  increase  in  population    and   revenue as  the  roads  now nnder contemplation are  pushed to  ���completion and the undeveloped sections  given transportation  facilities.   He explained the apparent laxity of the government some years ago in the matter of  pressing forward   and opening-   up  the  Kootenay mining region.    At  that time  the country   was   little  known and  its  resources   an   unknown   quantity,   but  since   it   has   been   demonstrated  that  great wealth   is   here   waiting development, he claimed that his government  had done all in its power with the means  -.,_ at its command to push into the country  the roads, trails, etc,, that were so badly  needed.   True,  he thought,   the   Kootenay had not received as much attention  as it should   have   done,   but this was  more   the fault of the   representatives  sent to Victoria from this region than it  was of the government,  in the fact that  our representatives had utterly failed to  bring to the attention of the legislature  the vast resources and needs, of the. section, and it was not till the people themselves   took  the   matter   in hand and  interceeded   with   the   government   in  their own behalf that  the government  had earnestly taken a hand in giving to  the district the support it needed.   He  ���explained that while $940,000 revenue  Jiad been received by the Province from  Kootenay, $600,000 'had  been expended  on roads,  trails and  public works.   Of  these receipts   more   than   half   of the  .amount had   come  in   during  the past  two years, a very large part of it in the  past year, and since the great increase  in   revenue   the   government   had   felt  justified  in  increasing expenditures  in  ���this region and intended to continue the  .policy, believing that since  the tide of  prosperity   had   turned  toward  British  Columbia, the rapid development of the  mining region would tend to still further  increase the revenue.    In answer to the  cry that the Province was being run into  debt by   the   progressive   policy of his  administration,  he ..showed  that while  the Province had borrowed $������>, 396,000, it  had expended  on  roads,  highways and  public works  $4,500,000,    which  shows  that the revenues  have  been sufficient  to  pay the running expenses and pay  nearly $1,000,000 in public improvements.  The good financial condition of the Province in the eyes of the financial world  was demonstrated   by the  fact that its  credit was so  good  it was  able to borrow unlimited "money at  the  rate of 3  per cent.  It was the policy of his government to  push forward every legitimate scheme  that would help to develop the Province:  to keep^the educational facilities at the  highest mark, and to pay particular attention to the administration of justice.  He heartily favored the repeal of the  tax on working miners, who do not hold  mining property, but thought a tax  must be levied on all men  privileged to  Erospect. When the question was  rought up two years ago in the house,  it would have been repealed or so modified then, but met with strong opposition  from several mining sections since there  was then 2,000 Chinamen in the Cariboo  and other localities, and aliens in  Kootenay and elsewhere, from whom j is said  the government could not collect a cent' engage  oi revenue should the tax be removed.  He favored modifying the mortgage tax.  Taking ug the redistribution question  he explained how conditions had so  changed by the increase of population in  the mainland, necessitating the allowance of 24 representatives from the mainland to 14 from the island, whereas four  years ago it stood 14 for Vancouver  Island and 19 for the mainland. It wras  the policy of the government to treat all  sections fairly in this matter.  The Premier discussed the curious  position taken by the Opposition in that  they advocated no new policy and contented themselves with obstructing  legislation and threatening to tear down  the work bf the government and building over again on the same lines.  He was lollowed by Mr. Cliffe of the  Opposition. As we go to press Mr.  Green's meeting is in progress.  NEW   TOWN   BROOKLYN.  vie scale. An immense trust is being  launched in Kootenay as strange as it  may seem, options on the larger breweries have or will be acquired, through  the right sort of middlemen, by tne  British American Corporation. " The  directors of this big corporation with a  capital ot SS,000,000 have great faith in  Kootenay as a beer consuming- as well  as gold producing-country and they are  just as willing to pay their shareholders  dividends from the" profits of brewing  beer as developing mines. It is immaterial so long as the interest on the immense capital warrants it,,  BADLY   NEEDED    TRAIL.  SILVERY'  SANDON.  A   City   of    Tents     and    Activity    and  Bijj   Promise.  Almost opposite Deer Park on Lower  Arrow Lake is the new town of Brook-,  lyn.   At, present it is a city of tents, but  to-morrow, . figuratively   speaking-,   it  will be a bustling little city. The oause  of all this activity is the fact that Mann,  Foley & Larsen, the contractors for the  extension of the Columbia and Western  Railway  are   building    their   offices,  stores,   warehouses and  shops   there,  making that  point  the headquarters.  This   linn   is   a   combination   of   the  strongest  contractors   in  the   United  States and Canada  and will build 105  miles  of  road .through,  the roughest  country in  the Pacific North West, to  be completed in the shortest possible  period of time.   Foundations are laid  for several of the company's building's.  The  general   office   building-   will  be  ready"for occupancy this month, when  Mr. B. F. Woodman and his bookkeeper, W. T. Krebbs, will take possession,  says the News-Advertiser correspondent.  On the north fork of Ten Mile creek  are located a number of most promising-  claims, the development of which has  beer; retarded through the lack of a  suitable trail to get in supplies.   This  spring the claim owners have been  doing considerable work in cutting out  a road, and in order to carry out their  project successfully drafted a petition to  the Government for assistance. Last  week they sent a delegation to Nelson  to interview 0. G. Dennis, Government  agent, on the subject. A few days ago  a party in town received a letter from  Mr. Dennis stating that the Government had been requested to undertake  the building of the trail. This will be  good news to the prospectors on the  creek, and considerable development  will be commenced so soon as the trail  is completed.  SCHOOL.   EXAMINATION.  There are contractors of all degrees  of greatness on the "���round, and, as is  usually the case, the camp follower is  bobbing up serenely Across a small  mountain stream, a few hundred feet  east, is the townsite .proper where  several foundations are laid for stores  and hotels. The first foundation down  was that laid by Contractor McDonald  for J. P. Petersen, of Peterson Bros.,  of Trail. It is a two-story hotel 22x50  with an annex 20x30 for a bar-room.  Its location is Lot 1, Block 1, fronting  on the lake and Pup creek. .  Slashing is being done under the  direction of the townsite owners as the  danger of fire from promiscuous owners  is too great to risk. *  The greater ntunber of the Company  workmen are engaged in clearing- and  grading the wagon road leading to Cascade City, forty miles inland, on Christina Lake, where the contractors will  rush in supplies, making that a point  where work will be pushed   in   both  directions.    The wagon road  will be  about forty miles in length.   At present there- are but few men at work  but it is expected  that-five thousand  will be strung along the line in a few  months'  time.   Less  than  four miles  out of Brooklyn the survey calls for a  3,000-foot tunnel.   This alone will bring  a daily pay roll of over $500 per day to  the new" town and will consume months  in construction.   Several  of   the   subcontractors have been let between Robson and Brooklyn,  it being the intention  of the  company  to complete this  section of the road first.   This work is  all   rock   and   very difficult.   In   conversation a contractor, who has a mile  of this work,   stated that the contract  price would not   be   less than 850,000.  Some idea of the cost of the line may  he gathered from  the above item, and  there are   many,   many  miles of this  work on the line besides the big tunnel  almost a mile   in   length.    When this  road   is   completed   it   will    represent  more money in building and  less time  in construction than  any road of equal  distance on the North  American  Continent.  The closing- examination of the New  Denver school was held on Friday afternoon, the 24th. A g-oodly number of  visitors being present. The various  classes were examined by Mr. Strickland and Mr. Mitchell, and acquitted  themselves very creditably. Government diplomas were granted to Herbert  Perkins for general profieen.cy; Wm.  Vallance, regular attendance;" Daisy  Crowley, department.  ' Short addresses were given bv Rev.  R. N. Powell and W. D. Mitchell, and  the boys and girls were dismissed for  the holidays. " Mr. Strickland will enjoy  his holidays by a trip to his old town, iii  Ontario, and it is reported will there  lay the foundation for his future happiness.   THE    MOLLIE    HUGHES.  A trial shipment of ten tons was  made this week from the Mollie Hughes  to the Trail Creek smelter. The smelter  returns have not been received, but  from a sample test the shipment will  run about $15 in gold, and 150 ounces  silver to the ton with a fair percentage  of copper.  A large body of fine ore haa been  struck in the workings on the Real Idea,  one of the group. While it is not expected that this extensive body of such  rich ore. will be permanent, the Real  Idea ledge has become freer of faults as  depth is attained and is very satisfactory.  The showings in the, workings ..on the  otheropenings continue good.  A Short Description  of One   of Sandoii'8  Principal Attractions.  It is not yet seven years ago since  Eli Carpenter and Jack Seaton shouldered their packs on the shore of Kootenay lake, and commenced the journey  that ended in the discovery of the famous Slocan. These men pushed their  way through the rugged mountains to  a point about one mile below what is  now the town of Three Forks without  finding anything except float Their  provisions getting low they had to  double back, and it was upon the return  trip that Carpenter found the Payne".  These hardy prospectors sold it" for  $2,000. At the present time three millions of dollars would hardly buy this  wonderful white metal mine "  The story has often been told of the  excitement that followed Carnenter's  discovery, of how Noble Five hill was  staked and the great Slocan Star, Reco,  Ruth and other properties discovered.  The town of Sandon came into existence, and' to-day it is a bustling city,  with water works, electric light, city  officials and nearly all modern conveniences. Without going into minute  details of this and that mine a few facts  are here put in to show what surrounds  Sandon. The following mines have  paid dividends as follows:  Number of school children, under 6,  30; from 6 to 16, 55; boys, 35; girls, ltt;  average attendance, 22.05; visits by the  superintendant, 3; other visitors, 7;  number of examinations, 2.  One trustee requiring to be elected to  succeed Mr. A. Thompson, it was resolved that Mr. W.D. Mitchell be elected to fill the vacancv.  SLOCAN NEWS  Concentrates From Various  Points Hereabouts.  EAST CANADIAN NEWS.  Several Canadian regiments are going  to the United States on the 4th of July  to help our neighbors to celebrate*  W. M. Topping, of Gait, took a dose of  liniment one day last week in mistake  for-his medicine, and is not expected to  recover.  DENVERITES   AND     NEIGHBORS  Payne    *1.80O,OOO  Star  Slocan  Ruth   Reco   Idaho   Whitewater.  Noble Five .  Rambler ���  Last Chance  Antoine   Groodenough  Slocan Boy.  Washington.  Jackson.....  Surprise   Mo; i hor .,   400,000  300,000  287,500  240,000  194,000  40,000  40,000  37,000  35,000  82,500  25 000  20;000  20.000  20,000  15,000  great  richnesss,  all  time,     have  attract greater  K.   OF  P.   MEMORIAL    SERVICES.  guest need  The memorial services held Sunday by  the local K. of P. lodge was largely attended. In the morning the members  decorated the .graves of their deceased  brothers  with   four   beautiful floweral  wreaths in the form of triangels. In  afternoon services were held in the lodge  room for members and visiting Knights,  after which they marched from the hall,  headed by the band, to the Presbyterian  church where Rev. Bro. Yates held  services appropriate to the occasion.  The church was crowded to the doors.  Thirty-live Knights were in line, about  half the membership of the lodge.  THE    MOLLIE    GIHSON.-  SPECIAL   RATES   FOR   THE   FOURTH  In connection with Slocan City celebration on July 4th tickets will be on  sale on that date at single fare for  round trip from Nelson and Sandon and  intermediate points, good to return the  5th. Service from Sandon end will be  via regular service going with special  service, returning leaving Slocan City  at 7 o'clock on the evening- of the 4tli.  Tickets will be good to return 5th if  excursionists desire to stop over night.  WILL    BUY    BREWERIES.  The Trail Creek News is authority  for the statement that the British  America Corporation will acquire an  option for the purchase of the plant of  the Kootenay Brewing, Malting and  Distilling Company at Trail, and that  like steps may be" or have been taken  with regard  to the breweries at Ross-  Colonel Ray, Pope et al have compromised matters with George and  Willie and now control their interest in  the famous Mollie Gibson. Callanan  and partners aYe still, contesting the  ownership of the property. The status  of the case as it now stands is with all  litigation settled between Colonel Ray,  Pope et al, against George and Willie,  the original locators, and Callanan and  partners claiming ownership on a subsequent location. It is reported that the  whole matter will be settled without  further litigation, a company formed  and the property worked in the interest  of all concerned.  .AN    OPTION   OX    THE    COPELLA.  land, Nelson, Kaslo and Revelstoke.  that   the  in the beer  B. A. C.   is going  business on  It  to  An option was given  group of four claims and  week to A. E. Fauquier,  capitalists.   The option  on the Copella  a fraction this  for Vancouver  runs   till  July  Mines of  such  developed    in  a    short  attracted and will still  atttention   from    the    mining   world  Many of the mining men'of London and  other world centres will be pleased to  learn that  when they come to Sandon  they can find in the Reco Hotel a place  to stop at that will surprise them.    This  hotel contains 7*5 rooms and has recently  been    thoroughly  renovated   and  remodelled.     It   is    three  stories   in  height  with  a tower.    The  tower is  always at night lighted by electricity,  and is just now being  topped with "a  beautiful flagstaff.  Travellers accustomed to the rude  hostelries of mining camps are agreeably surprised when they stop at the  Reco and find within a 830,000 building  nearly all the luxuries of metropolitan  life. "Its dining room can seat 100 persons and is lighted by two arc lights.  Meals are served, upon the European  plan and special attention is paid to  private dinner parties. The cuisine is  the best obtainable and no  complain of dyspepsia.  The fire protection co.nsists of hose  upon every floor, including the basement. The hose is always attached to  the water system, and the danger of  fire is reduced-to a minimum.  The bar, office, and dining room are  illuminated at night by arc lights.  The officecontains a fire proof safe and  every convenience for letter writing  by guests.  "There are call bells, hot and cold  water in all the rooms and a bath room  upon every floor. The rooms are all  hard finished with beautiful tinted walls  and can be engaged single or en suite.  The hotel has a cold storage for all  perishable provisions, something possessed by no other hotel in Kootenay. An  addition was recently built to accommodate the help and separate the kitchen  from the main building. The kitchen  contains a broiler, ranges and other  necessary articles of the most modern  kind.  The  sample   rooms  attached  to  this  house are the largest  in the interior of  British Columbia, a fact that will be appreciated by all knights of the road. i  Without going further into details of!  the   Reco   Hotel  the  writer  wishes  to J  state that in  all  his experience he has j  never seen an hotel  equal to this one in |  mountain   mining  camps.    It  not only  reflects great credit   upon  its owners for  the enterprise displayed in fitting it  up,  but is of great benefit,  not  only to Sandon, but to  the  entire  Slocan  country.  Mr.   J.   II.   McDonough,   the   general  manager, is an hotel man of long experience.    He was in   Alameda and  Sacre-  mento   >n   California   for   many years.  Leaving the golden state he spent some  time    in   Portland,   Oregon,   but   more  recently was connected  with the Arlington Hotel, at Trail.   He has an extensive  acquaintance   with   mining   and    commercial men all along  the Pacific coast,  and if Mac cannot -make it agreeable for  you when you  tarry   in  Sandon no  one  else can.  Henry Collins, of Toronto, was elected  on Tuesday last First Ceremonial Master  of the Imperial Council of Shriners at  Dallas, Texas.  John Reid, son of Jas. E. Reid of  Kingston, is la corporal in the Oregon  volunteers, now on their way to to Manilla, on the steamship Australia.  A Hamilton young lady, Miss Minnie  Jean Nisbet, is busy preparing a series of  illustrated papers on prominent Canadians for an English periodical.  A terrible hailstorm visited Maidstone  township, Sarnia county, breaking hundreds of panes of glass, beating down  the wheat and stripping the fruit trees  of green fruit.  Archibald Blue, director of the Ontario  Mining Bureau, has returned from his  trip to the big oil well recently struck  near Thamesville, and reports that it is  the best made in years.  The Most Rev. Dr. Machray, Bishop  of Rupert's Land and Primate of all  Canada, has returned from a sojourn of  a year in England. His health is greatly  improved by his long vacation.  A widow, named Mrs. Thompson, living in Gannington, Ont,, was arranged  before a magistrate recently charged with  burning a barn, owned by one David  Mclntyre, a farmer lover of hers, but one  who proved fickle and married another.  A report is circulating in Halifax that  600 horses and artillerymen may come  here from England, 300 of which will be  stationed at Halifax, 100 at Toronto, 100  in Montreal and 100 in British Columbia.  A cablegram was received lated by the  Hon. Chus. Fitzpatrick, Solicitor-General of Canada, from the Hon. Edward  Blake, confirming the reports of extreme  destitution in the south and west of Ireland, and saying that any help from  Canadians will be very acceptable.  The Hon. David Mills, Minister of  Justice, intends going to British Columbia in a few weeks and will travel  through the Kootenay country. He will  also visit the great fish canneries on the  Fraser river. Dr. Borden, Minister of  Militia, and the Hon. TJ. S. Fielding,  Minister of Finance, also intend to take  a trip to the Pacific Coast, in company  with a party from Nova Scotia.  Lord Aberdeen formally prorogued the  Dominion Parliament until July 25th, on  Monday last. In his farewell address he  said: "I rejoice that during my teim  of office it has been my good fortune to  witness the improved relations that have  grown up between Canada and the  neighboring republic, and I look forward  with much satisfaction to the great  benefits that will flow from a settlement  of the many questions that have caused  irritation in the past."  It has been officially announced that  commencing from July 31st, Great  Britain and her clonies, with the exception of Canada, will be the recepients of  Germany's very best benefits. This exclusion of Canada is regarded as a  reprisal for her action with regard to the  commercial treaties with Germany and  Belgium. The London, Eng., Daily  Mail, isays: "Great Britain must see  that Canada does not suffer for her self-  sacrifice on behalf of the Empire."  Last January Geo. \V. Parent, of Montreal, bought, a house and lot on  Drummond St. in that city. The house  was old  and  tenants  were  scarce so  it  New Denver should have a fire hall.  Al Hoyt will open a butcher shop in  Brooklyn.  "W. W. Merkley returned from the east  last week.  There are  Slocan Star.  100   men working at the  Of course everyone will go to Nelson  with the band to-morrow.  Edward Bragdon, son of H. T. Brag-  don, arrived in from Lynn, Mass., last  Sunday. '     "  E.J.Howell is looking for a smelter  site in B.C. His company has a capital  of $1,500,000.1  There is a probability of the Bachelor  group being again bonded and worked  by Scotch capital.  W. H. Sandiford visited the Trail  smelter last week and saw the Mollie  Hughes ore sampled.  Service will be held in the Presbyterian church on Sunday next at 7:30 p.m.  James H. Sharpe, preacher.  Wm. Hunter has bought a lot in  Brooklyn and will open a store just as  soon as a building can be erected.  If Frank Roach reads this he should  write to 922Battary street,San Francisco,  where he will learn something to his  advantage.  New Dun ver has not been made a  court and land registry center yet, which  fact shoujd not be lost isight of by our  obliging Government dignitaries.  The Minnesota Silver Co. will build a  concentrator in Sandon. P. J. Hickeyia  manager, and is now working the  Ivanhoe and Elgin, two of the nine  claims owned by the company.  The statement made by an irresponsible Green organ that Ten Mile wras not  made a polling place by the Government,  is like many other Green assertions absolutely false. Ten Mile has been made a  polling place.  Service will be held in the Methodist  church next Sunday July 3rd. Preacher  R. N. Powell. Morning at 11, subject,  "Faint, Yet Pursuing." Evening at 7:30,  subject, "How to Vote on July 9th."  Everybody invited.  Two men have sunk in two weeks a  shaft 19 feet deep on the Bosun, and another shaft was commenced this week  lower down the hilL. This is the property of J. C Harris' now under option  to W. H. Sandiford.  The Government are being petitioned  to build a trail from Nakusp to the hot  springs about seven miles back of the  town. The springs are said to be equal  to the Halyeon and if they could be-  utilized it would make Nakusp an important health resort.  Major Furlong, who has been in New  Denver for the past few weeks, has been  joined by C. J. Alford, his expert from  London, Eng., and these gentlemen will'  examine several mining groups in this  section with a view to investing considerable foreign capital here. The Alpine  and Alpha are among those to be examined.  Undertaker Baker was summond to  Sandon Tuesday evening to embalm the  body of Miss Hunter, whose death  occurred after three days sickness. The  remains will be sent to the home of the  parents in Ingersol, Ont. Miss Hunter  was visiting her brothers in Sandon ; and,  in the prime of health andyoung womanhood, her sudden death has cast a gloom  over the community.  SCHOOL    MEETING  15 and was,given ,b.y   Messrs. Thompson  and Mitchell,'*the owners. Copella group  is situated on Goat mountain close to  the Mollie Hughes, and has a very  promising looking L-dge exposed.  The annual meeting of the residents  of New Denver school section was held  on Saturday the 25th. Business opened  at 11 a.m. A. E. Fauquier was called  to the chair. The annual report was  read and approved showing as follows :  remained vacant  all  winter.    However,  the other day  Mr.   Parent  took a prospective tenant (o look at  the residence,  whenlo! iti had  disappeared.    Nothing  remained but a hole in the ground.  The  owner was amazed, and immediately set  in to investigate.    Soon   lie  ascertained  that a  well-known   firm   of contractors J  had purchased   the house   from a man,;  who claimed to be the owner, giving him i  $450 for it.    They then tore it down and j  removed the materials.    The  man  who j  stole the house  has gone   to  the States I  withihis booty, and now the contractors!  have  to   make   good  the  value  of  the |  house. !  CARD    Ot-    THANKS.  The officers and members of New-  Denver Lodge, No. 22, Knights of  Pythias desire to tender their sincere  thanks to the ladies who so kindly denoted towards the decorations for their  memorial services on Sunday last, to the  members of the various choirs assisting  at the service and to the Rev. Mr. Sharpe  for the use of the Presbyterian church  for the occasion.  C. F. Nelson, K.R.S.  Work on the Silverton and Three  Forks wagon roads was started last  Saturday. I-urge gangs of men are at  work on ooth roads and these highways  will soon be in excellent condition.  Work on the Government building was  started Monday under contract to Mur-  dock McLean. It will be SxS, inside  measurement, with 20-inch walls.  Archdeacon Pentreath. the financial  head of the Anglican diocese of Westminster, will visit St. Stephens' mission,  in this town, on July 7. and will preach  on the following Sunday. A reception  will be tendered the venerable divine  by the members of the congregation.  Apropos of the visit of the Archdeacon,  it may be stated that at the clerical  conference held at Nelson last week,  steps were taken towards the building  of an Eiiglish church both here and at  Slocan City, sites having been presented free of all charges iu each place.  Funds are available for carrying on the  work here and by fall it is expected  lhere will be a third church in this  town. Through the kind services of  Archdeacon Pentreath. St. Stephens  mission has been presented wirii a complete set of beautifully worked alter  linen, the gift  of the   .Mi-Ct:s Steene,  of  V  ancouver. THE LEDGE, NEW DKNVER, B.C., JUNE 30, 1898.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  '���     Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERV, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months $ .75  Six "   1.25  Twelve "         ....2.00  Three yeahs 5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TEURSDAF, JUNE 30.  1898.  We advocate the election of Retallack because he is the best man of  the two men in the field to represent  our interests at Victoria.  In order to get what we want from  the legislature of this Province we  must have a strong man at the capital to represent this riding. Such a  man is Retallack, and voters will  stand in their own light if they do not  elect him on the 9th of July.  We are sorry to see so many lies  published against this paper. We  supported the Government at the last  election, and we are supporting it  now, simply because the Opposition  does not contain the right kind of  men to run the affairs of this Province.  J. L. Retallack has done more to  bring Slocan prospects into the  market than probably any other man  in Kootenay. He is still largely interested in mining in the Slocan, and  reasonable people can easily see that  with no particularjtown to pull everything to that he is the proper man to  represent ��� the great: Slocan at Victoria. *���  Green is a Kaslo merchant. If  elected it will be to his interest to  build up Kaslo at the expense of the  rest of the riding. It is against  human nature tor a man to do anything else. Voters'in the main Slocan  should remember this, and work for  their own interest even if they favor  Green's personality. Amiable men  are allright, but it takes more than a  pleasant way to make a good legislative fighter,       _  Green would  legislature. Mr. Green's position is  not an enviable one; without a party,  without a policy but obstruction,  without any good reason for his election over Mr. Retallack other than  this, that he wants the office. His  platform, deprived of its ambiguity  and amiable phrases, is substantially  the same as that of Mr. Retallack,  and as to ability and influence as a  public man, he is a feather-weight  as compared with Mr. Retallack.  John L. Retallace will be able to  do more for the mining interests of  the Slocan when elected M. P. P. than  a dozen such men as we have had to  represent us in late years. He is a  man of long residence in the country;  knows its needs and resources, and  can bring enough influence to bear  on the powers that be, in the right  direction, to force legislative and  governmental consideration of this  vast section.  THE    SOXG    OF    THE   WAVES,  A ceaseless song in mine ear is ringing,  The song of the wayes ;  When the wind of winter the foam is flinging,  When the birds in   springtime are  northward  winging,  Or when at the time of harvest bringing  The lake its rock-wall laves,  I harken. hush, as I walk a-near it,  And always, ever, my soul doth hear it,  I love it, weep with it, laugh with it, fear it;  The marvelous song of the waves.  Here���where the water Is murmuring, crying,  Hear ye the wail of the waves !  List! it ie weeping for lovers lying  Down, deep down where no breeze is sighing.  Where sand, slow-shifting, is ever trying,  To cover their unsought graves.  Heart to heart they went down together;  Lovers forever- they reck not whether  Fair or foul would have been life's weather.  Nothing their slumber craves.  Here by these rocks with the breakers vying  Hark to the chant of the wave.?!  How they are telling of heroes dying, '  Where Death���\vith a thousand bullets flying,  Death, the Dealer, men's lives are buying,  Whose valor a nation saves.  Now like a wondrous anthem rolling.  Or the roar of a score of iron beils tolling,  They raise to the earth a strain consoling,  _A requiem for its braves.  Hush ! where the pines o'er the depths are bonding  The song of the waves!  A myraid voices are upward sending  -Measures of joy and sorrow blending,  Youth and age in a march unending,  Song of freemen and song of slaves,  Love and brightness, and woe and wailing.  Mingling, changii-g, swelling and failing-  Such is the song mine oars assailing���  The song of the surging waves.  Louise Me.Cloy Horn.  i Tl Hffii  auk of Montreal  Established  181".  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     896,850.04  HEAD    OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager;  *MI ^M ^m HM1HM WttB^llimi  A   SONG    OF   TUK    WORLD  The political light now raging in  this Province is rather amusing to  spectators. The Turner forces are in  the fort while just outside the walls is  a mob  of fellows  howling.    Get off  Let us run the machine! | ro.venue from the Kootenay country in  j the past ten years; even under  most  KOOTENAY'S    GREAT    1NCIJEASK.  The   increase   of   the   Government  the perch!  and other similar expressions. Their  howling about working fo��* the good  of this great and glorious Province is  all rot.    They are after   perquisites  distressing aconditions, resulting from  the decline of silver, poor development  and lack of interest in money centres,  is a good indication of the vastness and  and voters must not think that men j wealth of the district. From a Gov-  are any better than they were when j eminent document we take these  Brutus killed Caeser for a post office ! figures^_shwing   the  yearly   increase  job. ^___^_  SHOULD    BE   MOVED.  The present B.C. Government office  in London, England, is too far away  from the Stock Exchange and other  monetary institutions. It should be  moved into the most prominent part  of London, where a large show window filled with ore samples could not  fail to attract great attention. The  office should be well supplied with  maps and pamphlets relating to our  since 18S7.  1887-II8 ......... s2G,12;j (IS  188S-80  22,<m ni  18S9-90  18.930 8!  1890-01  43 0S0 8S  1891 f'2   07.4G5 49  1992-93  91,050 97  1893-94  (57,923 (il  1894-95 ��� ��� ��� ���  82,100 58  1895-96.. .'  140.842 28  1890-97. ;  .... 348,!K)1 03  "World ain't what it used to lie," you'll hear a  feller Bay,  As he. crosses his legs an' heaves a sigh,  But it happens she's the host world that she's ever  been, to-day,.  And she's whirlin'���jest a whirlin' round tin;  sky !  The stores give higgler measure���  The mines a sight b" treasure:  There's more o' love an' pleasure  In the hind ;  The skies are mostly sunny���  You jingle more o'money*  An' the brown bees bring their honey  i To your hand !  "World ain't what it used to bo ?"   Of course it  ain't, because  It's cuttin' out a newer kind o' way;  It ain't got time to worry 'bout the kind o' world  it was,  For it keeps a-gettin' happy on the'way !  Brighter bloss.ms twinin';  Brighter suns a-shiniii';  Wlmts the use in pinin'  An' whiitin' thro' the land'?  Skies are mostly sunny ;  You jingle more o' money,  An' the brown bees bring their honey  To your hand !  ���Frank L. Stanton.  C. S.  KASHDALL.  -Votary Public  A. E. FAUQUIER.  Total.  $940,540 71  An   Analysed   Man.  A notable object of interest is among  the contents of the National Museum,  Washington, showing the ingredients  which go to make up the average man,  mines, and in charge there should be -weiging  154  pounds.    A large glass  a man capable of talking intelligent  ly upon every mining section of this  great Province. Sueh an office would  be a great advertisement for B.C.  IT'S   THE   GENERAL   OPINION.  The election of Mr  mean the continuance of the do nothing policy that has characterized the  terms spent at Victoria by the men  who have made an effort to serve this  district as M.  P. P. of late  years.  The trouble has been through the  lack of force and legislative ability  in the men sent from the Slocan, and  the same trouble presents itself in Mr.  Green.     His   election   would mean  very little gain to himself and nothing  to the district.     In Mr. Retallack we  have a  man   of marked legislative  ability and one who would be a great  power for good with the government.  It would be amusing were it not  for the ridiculousness of it, to devote  a moment's serious thought to the inconsistencies in the argument, and  false statements, made by Mr. Green's  newspaper whiffits against Mr. Retallack. The voters of the Slocan  Riding have known these gentlemen  long enough to discover their qualifications for the office they seek without any coarse curb-stone oratory  from these irresponsible mouth-pieces.  We are confident that Mr. Retallack  will be given an overwhelming  majority on election day because the  voters realize and acknowledge his  pre-eminent fitness for the office.over  .Mr. Green.  J. L. Retallack has accepted the invitation to stand as a Government candidate for the Slocan riding. He is a very  happy choice, possessing, as he does,  all the qualifications  which go to make  up a successful legislator. Intimately  connected with the district, Mr. Retallack is in a position to know its needs,  and that he has the ability to present  them and the force to press them is  conceded by all. He will be opposed by  Mr. Robert F. Green, a very popular  man indeed, and one against whose  honesty and integrity not a word can be  said. He is a gentleman whose popularity will secure for him very liberal support, but unfortunately Mr. Green lacks  in qualification. He is an amiable,  estimable jtentleman, but it needs something more than amiability to represent  an important constituency in alegislati ve  assembly. Without in the least intending to cast a slur upon Mr. Green, the  great majority of the electors will mark  their ballots in favor of his opponent.���  Economist.  the  jar holds the 96 pounds of water which  his body contains, while in the other  receptacles are 31 pounds of white of j  egg, little less than 10 pounds of pure  glue, 34* of fat, 8�� pounds of phosphate  of lime, 11 pounds carbonate of lime,  30 ounces sugar and starch, 40 ounces  fluoride of calcium, 60 ounces of phosphate of magnesia, and a little ordinary  table salt. The same man is found to  contain 97 pounds of oxygen, 15 pounds  of hydrogen, 3 pounds, 13 ounces of  nitrogen, and the carbon in him is  represented by a foot cube of coal. A  row of bottles contain the elements  going to make up the man, these,being  3 ounces of chlorine, 34 fluorine, 8  ounces phosphorus, 3h brimstone, 2h  ounces each of sodium and potassium.  1 1/0 ounces of iron, 2 ounces magnesia,  3 pounds, 3 ounces of calcium.  T always said that Barlow was an  original genius.  What's his latest wild scheme?  He's talking of organizing a regiment  of Kentucky colonels to be commanded  by a private.  But that will be immpossible.  Why?  The Kentuckians will never consent  to go under the command of a man who  is not a citizen of their state.  But what's to prevent���by George! I  never thought of that.  The worth  of a Dollar  Is as much in  spending of it as in  the making of it.  Money spent foolishly brings bad results. Ifexchanged  for trashy, poorly-  made goods, you'll  never be satisfied  with your purchase.  Cheap furniture is  dear at any price.  Knowing this to be  the case .we have  made it our aim in  business to oive our  customers the best  medium-price goods  at as low a figure as  is compatible with  an honest business.  Ever dollar's purchase  Is a Dollar's  worth.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINE'S & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C,  MININK  INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE  ��� INVITED   Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  H. T. BRAGDON,  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.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware In West Kootenay,  and shall he pleased to quote  lirices upon anything- required  n my line.  OTEL SANDON,  7i\   vi\.   vjV  Sandon, B.C.  It  is-with  the  mining- men  and  mine workers that  Mr.   Retallack is  the great  favorite   in   the  contest at  hand.     An   extensive   mine  owner  himself,   and   having  spent   several  years  in   working-  properties   in the  Slocan, he is hotter fitted lo know the  needs of the miners and mine owners,  and of the   district,   than  any  other  man that could be selected.     In   addition to this useful knowledge gained  from   practical    experience   in    the  country, .Mr.   Retallack   has the  influence   to  do   something,   and  the  ability as a   legislator  to command  the attention of the  government and  the provincial  law  making body to  any measure he  might  put forward.  It would  appear from  the  argument advanced by  Mr.   Green and  his political organs that  he  is under  the impression that he should be elected for the simple reason  that  he is  opposed to Mr.   Retallack,  and because he makes an  occasional blind  stab at the Turner government for  the misdeeds of the late lamented  To the Electors of the Slocan Riding of West  Kootenay Electoral District:  Gentlemen���  At the request of a large proportion of. the.  community, representing every section of the  Riding, I beg to announce myself as a candidate  for vour suffrages in the comma" elections.  In respectfully soliciting your votes and  support I declare myself a supporter-and follower  of the Hon. J. H. Turner, as the leader of the only  Party in this Province with a defined policy and  coherent existence.  During my eight  years'residence in this.  District I'have been a consistent supporter of his  party in recognition of their attitude in meeting,  and in cases anticipating,  the requirements and  expansion of this great mining region.  i am in favor of the following reforms:  I.    Tiie alinliliiin alilii''l':i.v  upon  Working  Miners.  ���i.    The iilmliUoit <��f (li<-  Morlgage Tax.  '.'..    The il isi ri bill ion  of seals  in I lie Legislsif lire  in    Direel  Proportion Id Populal ion.  I.     I  do mil ajipro ve oi" t lie policy of (he late {.legislative Ass��mil>ly  in   using their  influence  to   exclude foreign   railroads,  such  ;is  I lie proposed  railroad fo Itiiiiinhu-y Creek.  ."i. I favor certain revisions in the Mineral and Kami Acts, particularly of some easy plan l>y which the holders of claims  can advertise out  their defaulting co-owners.  f>. Iu tilling all Government appointments I am in favor of appointing bona lide residents of the Disl riot in all cases where  such can he  found competent to act.  7. I believe that the Provincial Legislature should bring all the  aid and influence at, its command to the assistance ofthe  lead mining industry, especially in the direction of oMain-  ing stronger recognition from the T<-ederal Government at  Ottawa of the importance of this industry and the disadvantages under which it now labors.  If you do me the honor to elect me as your  representative I will at all times endeavor to  protect and further the interests not only of the  Prospector but also of all those employed in and  around our mines, recognizing that our entire  community is dependent upon the mining  industry. I am, gentlemen,  Your obedient servant,  4 JOHN L. RETALLACK.        4  WALKER & BAKER,  New    Furniture Dealers and Repairers  Deii\-er's     Undertakers and Jambalmcis.  N. B.���We have the onlv practical Undertaker  and Emhalmer ctotiifr business in the Slocan.  yms NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a lar^e  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.  The Clifton House,  T"-*    G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  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 Buckle}', Prop.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  AsSflVEi^S OF B. G.  JLJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, Loudon, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported on  for   in  tending purchasers.  Assay ollice and  Chemical  Laboratory,  Belle  vuc ave, Xew Denver. BC.  ChoiceGroceries&Provisions  "CALL ON,  HAM & CKAWFOKD,  SIXTH STREET,        -       -      ; -        -       -       .       NEW DENVER.  ^-Prices are rig-lit and Goods Always Fresh.  Travelers  J. M.  Silverton.  M. BENEDUM,  W. S. Dui:\vi: v  Kaslo, B.C.  K. T.Twifi  New Denver. B.C.  I  ���DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and I'rovinc-inl Land Surveyor*.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  iKTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  Will find tin-  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place In slop ai whan in  Slocan City.  GI-'TIIING &  HENDERSON.  Proprietors.  Ic.O.D?  Goods called  for & Delivered  AUNDRY  XOTICE        OK       APPLICATION  LJOliOK    LICKN*M;.  FOK  is hereliy given that .'!,i days from dale  hereof I will apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay for a license lo sell  liquor at retail at my hotel in Three Forks, West  Kootenav, B. C.  ARTHUR MULLEN.  Three Forks, B. C, .June 2. IS11S.  THE GOVERNMENT OF THE  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  W.F Jeetzel & Co,  DRUGGISTS, Nelson. B.C.  I.)  R. A. S. MARS'  .L.  Wo  -VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that those peril sons who desire to take advantage of the  lower rate for the current year must send the  amount thereof to me on or before the 30th June,  instant.  JOHN KEEN,  Provincial Assessor and Collector,  Kaslo. B. C.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago      G  WILLIM & JOHNSON.  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City.  B O  We aro now in a  position to give  thoroughly .satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. " We  make .a, specialty  of the liner line's  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  ,��'> Rates furnished  Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Donula Ave.  |^# L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C. PrprH Year.  THE LE'DU-JE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 30. 1898.  ���'.^seventh  BY MELVIN LOW.  Until I was twenty-four years of ag-e  I had lived a life very foreig-n to that I  have since, and now in my quiet moments, .wnen I think of it, it seems like  a dream, and a very cruel one at that,  and I do not wonder at poor fellows  doing' away with themselves under  similar circumstances, althoug-h 1 have  no intention of following their example,  I had just entered upon my twenty-  fifth year and was commencing to feel  as though I would like to see a little  more of the world, when I was informed  one morning by my father that he wished me to g-o to St. P������ and take charge  of, or rather keep my eye on a business  in that city that he was considerably  interested in. Needless to say 1 accepted the charge imposed upon me with a  great deal of pleasure, little thinking I  was going to a city, which in a few  short years, would witness my financial  ruin.  I arrived on the night of .January  18th, 18���, had my baggage sent up to  the best liotel, Avhere I engaged a comfortable suite of rooms, to which I retired at an early hour, being somewhat  tired from my long journey.  Next morning 1 started out armed  with letters of introduction to one person and another, and met some very  nice people all eager to give me any  assistance in their power Among theiii  was one young- man whom I seemed to  take very friendly to, perhaps owing to  his easy manners'and his apparent g-reat  desire"to make it pleasant for me. I  accepted his invitation to dinner for  that evening, kept it, and enjoyed it  very much,"as I did many others after-  wards, sometimes at his expense and  sometimes at mine. We became quite  chummy and spent nearly7 all of our  , evenings together.goingto the theatres  and other places of amusement, but  rarely to balls, parties or receptions.  My friend did not appear to be on those  lilies, and, although I was rather fond  of ladies society, he would make such a  fuss about it being so slow that I gave  in and declined all invitations.���., ,-v  Things had been going on very nicely  for about a year and I was commencing  to feel quite at home in St. P-���, when  my father died suddenly, leaving me  sole heir to quite a large fortune. This  bronght a great deal of responsibility  on my shoulders and I was kept very  close to business, much closer tlian ever  before and to tell the truth much more  than I cared for, but \ finally succeeded  irr getting matters into good shape by  selling this stock, and this piece of property and that, until I had converted a  great deal of it into cash, being content  to let it draw a small interest until  something better turned up. When I  at last found myself free to take a holiday, I at once started again for St.  P-��� to enjoy a well-earned time with  my friend.  "During my absence he had spent his  leisure hours in seeking out new ways  and new places of amusement, and  when 1 met him he was bubbling over  ���with joy, and described a new place lie  had found as grand and the play as the  most exciting way in which to enjoy  yourself This place was nothing morel  than a fashionable gambling house, to  which he had gained an entrance  through a friend. Of course -lie promised to initiate me. and as I was eager for  something of the kind after uiy long  imprisonment, as it were, 1 could hara-  ly wait the time when my friend would  be at liberty to accompany me, so anxious was I to feast my eyes aud to participate iu the great game.  My first night's experience cost ine a  few 'hundreds, but I didn't' think much  of that, at least it did not put a damper  on my enthusiasm, and. like lots of  others, 1 felt sure I could master it and  bust the bank  I was on  hand again  the  following-  quit, which I seemed to do as calmly as  though nothing had occurred. I went  to the smoking-room, which was in  semi-darkness, and was about to throw  nryself into one of the easy-chairs, when  I heard a voice speaking in a peculiar  low tone, apparently quite close to me.  The speaker was not visible and I  seemed afraid to turn my head to look  for fear I would break the charm the  voice had for me. I felt that it was  about to impart some interesting  knowledge, .which was not intended for  me. I stood rivetted, as it were, to the  floor, straining my ears to catch every  word that Avas said: "As the clock  strikes seven in counting the midnight  hour of this day, play the knave. Do  not hesitate, for he" that hesitates is  lost!"  "Needless to say that I was excited,  for I felt that I had become possessed of  the proper play and time, tnat would  win my fortune back. I stole silently  out of the room and down into the  street, and with that peculiar voice  ringing in my ears, I wandered aimlessly on. It was not until 1 commenced to feel very hungry, and the shades  of evening-were settling down, that I  fully realized my position and state. I  could scarcely recollect when I had last  eaten anything so I decided to go in  pursuit of something at once, and, if  possible, to determine upon the course  l was to pursue in order to get money  enough to play it on the knaVe. Looking around 1 discovered I was on the  outskirts of the city, and at the same  time noticed what appeared to be a  corner grocery a short distance up the  street, to which I directed my steps  Upon entering* I enquired of,the portly  old lady who put in an appearance behind tiie counter, if I could obtain a cup  of tea or coffee and something to eat,  she informed ine that if F had time to  wait she could serve me. 1 agreed,  whereupon she asked ,me to step into  a back room, which seemed to be her  parlor and dining-room combined. 1  took a seat and in a much'short time  than I expected was served with coffee,  bread and cold meat. The old lady  fussed around surveying me from head  to foot and asking many questions  about one thing and another, until,  seeing I was too absorbed in my. own  thoughts, she took the.hint and started  to leave the room, but turned and walked over to an old bureau in the corner,  when she commenced to chatter again,  causing me to look up at the very  moment that she slyly,- under pretence  of arranging something, tried the top  drawer, evidently to see if it was locked, and finding it so, she immediately  left the room. ; " J  My thoughts were now on what way  or, where I was to raise'the money. "I  would not go to my former friend as he  had long since lefMne to my fate, and I  do not blame him now that 1 realize  how honest he was in his endeavors to  pull me away from what was certain to  be my ruin. " I had other friends ,in 'tiie.  city, but the thought of going to any  of them was full of repugnance to me.  I felt i should find another way qf  getting' it. "   '   ���"  It was close on to 10 o'clock now,' so I  arose to take my departure, but as 1  was reaching- for my hat, which I had  hung upjn a*peg on entering the room,  my eyes fell upon the old bureau in the  corner and 1 wondered idly, why the  old woman had tried the top drawer in  such a sly manner before leaving the  room. It flashed upon me in a minute  and I started at the thought���that's  where she keeps her money ! But what  was that to me? 1 was not a thief, and  the color flew to my face at the thought.  Putting my hat upon my head I stepped  ���through tiie door, when 1 noticed the  old lady'standing- out on the edge of  the boulevard, in the full glare of the  electric light, conversing with a-friend.  Hastily, 1 stepped back into the room,  like one who desired not to be seen,and  then I did feel guilty. Something seemed to say, -'it 'is your only chance," and  with that 1 pulled a bunch of keys from  my pocket, selected one 1 thought  would fit the lock, inserted it, and  much to my surprise it unlocked the  drawer.   Quickly pulling it open the  gaze was an old  struck and quick as a flash I turned  and emptied my purse, as I had not  looked at it since that first time in the  old lady's back room, but so soon as I  had emptied it upon the table I realized  that I was playing a goodly amount.  For the next moment or two I did not  seem to breathe and I stood as if frozen  to the.spot. The wheel was turned.  As it slowly revolved I became calm  and my excitement seemed to leave me.  The knave won. I took my winnings  and placed them on the queen and  again I won. From the queen I moved  to another and won again. On I played  winning right along, never thinking  that if Host once only, I lost all. Never  once did I hesitate in my moves, but  as quickly as the. money' due me was  counted out I would push it over to  another or leave it where it was���it did  not seem to matter, I would win.  So great was my luck that the other  Elayers stopped to watch me. When I  ad it all to myself the play became  faster and faster, but that did not !  bother ine, 1 won and won. During- all  this extraordinary run of luck my  thoughts were not upon the play, but  upon the old ladjr from whom I had  stolen the purse" Just as I was commencing to feel some anxiety as to  whether 1 would be able to find her  again, the banker announced that the  bank was broke. 1 Very unceremoniously seized the pile of money and  hastily stowing it away into every  available pocket, I rushed wildly oiit  of the room and down into the street,  possessed only by one thought���how  should I find that corner grocery? I  hastened on and on for sometime,. not  knowing whether-I was going in the  the right direction or not, when I  commenced to feel that I was near tho  place, and much to my surprise, upon  turning the next corner found myself  at the very spot. I did not stop to  think how I would be received, but entered as quickly as possibly: no one  was in sight and all was quiet. I listened intently for a moment or so, and  thought I heard a sound in the back  room. I stepped to the door and looked in, and a sight greeted my eyes,  which froze the blood in my veins.  There stood the old lady with dishevelled hair and clothes partly torn off her,  beside the open bureau drawer, wildly  tossing the contents around in search  of the purse Suddenly she turned her  face towards me, and as I saw the look  in her eyes a cold shiver raced up arid  down nry back and the power of speech  left me."  Slowly she closed the drawer, without  taking her eyes off me, then moved towards me. I tried vainly to speak, as,  with the look of a tigress about to  spring upon its prey, she slowly approached me. Not until she was within  a step of me did I make a move. Then  in some unaccountable way I pulled the  purse from my pocket and held it toward her. Slie grabbed it viciously  and pressed it to her bosom, and for a  moment, only a moment, her eyes were  off me; when she looked again I fancied  she did. not look so savage. I took a  handful of money from one pocket and  held it out to her, this she seized in a  like manner and placed in the bosom of  her. loose dress. Again her look was  upon ine, and again I offered her more  money tvhich she took in the same manner. In this way I kept on, as it seemed to be having the effect of bringing  her back to her orginal self. Finally, 1  drew the last lot from my pocket and  PROCLAMATIONS,  [L.S.] THOS. R. McINNES.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom  of Great   Britain   and   Ireland,  Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c., &c. &e.  To Our faithful the "Members elected to serve in  the Legislative Assembly of Our Province of  British" Columbia, and to all .whom it may  concern���Greeting.  A   PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Ehehts. Attorney-General.  WHEREAS, We. have thought tit, by and with  the advice aud consent of Our Executive  Council of Our Province of British Columbia, to  dissolve the present Legislative Assembly of Our  said Province, which stands prorogued until  summoned for dispatch of business.  NOW KNOW YE that We do. for this end,  publish this Our Royal Proclamation, and do  hereby dissolve the Legislative Assembly accordingly, and the members thereof are din-  charged from further attendance on .same.  In Testimony .Whekeok, We have caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent, and  the Great Seal of British Columbia to be  Hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honourable  Tjios. 11. MclXNKS, Lieutenant-Governor  * of Our said Province of British Columbia,  in Our City of Victoria, in Our said Province, this seventh day of .Tune, in the year  or Our Lord one thousand eight hundred  and ninety-eight, and in the sixty-first year  of Our Reign.  By Command.  B.-H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  ACIFIC  P  [L. S.] THOS. R. McINNES,   ���  CANADA,  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  'VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the Unite  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland  Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c, &c, &c  To whom these Presents shall come.���Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Ehehts, Attorney-General.  UfHEREAS, it is advisable to establi-h the foi-  ) I    lowing polling places in the several and re  spvetive Electoral Districts hereinafter named.  NOW KNOW YE that, by virtue of the authority contained in the "Provincial Election.'  Act," die Lieutenant-Governor in Council de  clares that the following polling places shall be  and they are hereby, established for the several  Electoral Districts, the names of which are sei  opposite such polling places, respectively, that if  to say:���  [L.S.j THOS. R. McINNES,  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.''  Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,  Queen. Defender of the Faith. &c, &c, &c.  To all to whom these presents shall come���Greeting���  A PROCLAMATION.  Arthur G. Smith, Deputy Attorney-General.  W'HEREAS. It is desirable to establish Ten  \l Mile, Slocan Lake,as a*n additional Polling  Place in the Slocan Riding of the West Kootenay Electoral District: ��� .  NOW KNOW YE that by virtue of the authority contained in the ������Provincial Elections  Act," and of all other powers and authorities in  that behalf enabling, the Lieutenant-Governor  in Council declares that the place known as Ten  Mile, Slocan Lake, shall be and is hereby established a Polling Place in the said Sloeaii Riding  of the said Weet Kootenay Electoral District:  In Testimony Whkhkok we have caused  these Our Letters to be made patent, and  tbe Great Seal of the said Province to be  hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honourable  Thomas Roiikht McIn.ves. Lieutenant-  Governor of Our said Province of British  Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this twenty-iirst day of .June  in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight  hundred and ninety-eight, and in the sixty-  second year of Our Rei'.'ii.  By Command,  A. CAMPBELL REDDIE.  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  AIL WAY  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE.  TO ALL   EASTERN   AND  EUROPEAN rOINTS.  IX) I'ACIFIC COAST,  JAPAN,   CHINA   AND  AUSTRALIA.  TO THE RICH and ACTIVB  MINING DISTRICTS OF  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Klondike  and the Yukon, ���  Close connections and no trouble.  Through tickets issued and Baggage checked  to destination.  NEW  TOURIST  OAR  SERVIGE  DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  DAILY  (EXCEPT TUESDAY)  TO EASTERN CANADIAN  and U. S. POINTS.  Train leaves New Denver Canyon Siding daily  at fr-l.a a. m. Train arrives at New Denver  Canyon Siding at 3:50 p m.  Boat connection daily (except Sunday} via  Rosebery: Leaves New Denver at 8.8:1 a. in;  arrives at New Denver at 1 p. m.  Ascertain  present   REDUCED   RATES  and full  information   by   addressing   nearest  local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Tray.  Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E.J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  ��2?" All sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  [L.S.J THOS. R. MCINNES.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  KiiiL'dom  ol   Great Britain and  Ireland,  Queen. Defender of the Faith, &c., &c���, &e.  these  To  ill  to  whom  Greeting.  presents shall come,-  Kaslo   Ainsworth   Pilot Bay... ...-   Argenta ..-   Saiidon    New Denver   Silverton   Slocan City ...   Robson   .Jubilee Point, Houser Lake   Whitewater Station '-.   Three Forks....'.;   eer Park -.   Slocan Junction, C. & K. R'y..  A  v west Kootenay  'Slocan Riding  )  luck varying,   ,...0, still, at the end   of   the  njk-ith I .'found myself considerably out  and'remarked to my friend, that it was  great sport but it !carae high.    He told  me that I could have as much excitement out  of  it   if  I   played   smaller  amounts, and this I determined to do,  but' upon second  thoughts I concluded  ,   to play larger   ones ' in   order to reimburse' my   losses,    and   it   was   very  gratifying to my judgment to be a winner for tins next few evenings, but alas!  it was not to be ever thus, and again I  took  a losing streak.   This was kept  up night after night with only an occasional exception, which  acted as a spur  to my thoughts that perhaps I had come  to.the end of my hard luck and would  win again.    It got so that I was afraid  to make up my accounts and when  I  did it was only in a slipshod way arid I  would content myself with the thought  that it wasn't quite so bad,  still 1 could  not bring myself to let go, so on I went  in Any. mad   career   until   finally   my  money was nearly all exhausted, and I  'was compelled to quit.    Well  do   1 remember the feeling that came over me  that night.    For three days I had played incessantly, with the worst luck that  ever came to'man, but I played gamely  on to the end.    I arose from  the. table  and started to move away towards one  of the other rooms,  when   a   feeling of  fainliiess   stole, over   lhe,  and   I must  have swooned for the next thing! knew  ] was lying on a. bed,  when;.   1  could  not tell.    I started   up,  gazed  around,  but till was strange  to ine     However,  a* I felt very tired I concluded \ would  lie there, so f   let  my head  drop down  upon  the pillow again and   was   soon  fast asleep, dreaming- that I was going-  through this wild life again.'   I seemed  to experience  my first sensations and  my eager desire to play on and on, as  it were forever,   and   then, as I grew  older at the game, I became calmer and  played   with   better judgment,   and' f  recounted  many   exciting-   plays   and  scenes, and especially one scene, which  made   me  shudder   and which   I   can  never forget.    A young man about my  ownage/who h��d played  a great deal  and lost all, deliberately walked  from  the table to a deserted end of the room,  pulled a revolver from his pocket and  holding it close to his  temples said in a  (perfectly  calm  voice,   "Gentlemen,  I  wish you kick "   Hardly had the last  words been spoken  when there was a  report and the unfortunate youth sank  to the floor a corpse    This little byplay had almost fixed me against playing any more, but I was soon back at  (it again,  keeping at it until forced to  first thing that met my ��"^ ������ <>�� ��.n ^^  purse of a goodly size.   Trembling with  night and cameoff quite a small winner, j excitement I fairly grabbed it, thrust it  Tins went on  night after night,   my j into>my pocket ami locked the drawer  I had but a moment to calm myself, for  as I left the room the old lady was entering the shop door.   In as cool a tone  its possible I enquired how much I had  to pay, and upon being told tendered  her tiie exact amount, bade her goodnight and stepped out on to the street,  where I stood for a minute or so. as if  undetermined which way to go.   Then  I slowly  walked away, as I felt that to  hurry   would   create suspicion  in her  mind    Somehow  I  seemed to become  possessed of all the cunhingness of the  sneak thief in that short time.   As soon  as I passed beyond   the glare   of the  electric light I quickened my pace and  turned down the first Astreet I came to.  Every  little   while 1   seemed to hear  someone shouting behind me, "Thief!  Thief!" but upon looking around found  it was only my imagination.   Still,   I  felt and knew i was one,, but I would  repay what I had stolen tenfold to-morrow, and in that way  made peace with  my conscience.  I had been walking on all this time,  i paying little heed to where I was going-^  ' wlien I came to   a   place   that  fkncV  was in the extreme eastern   part of the  city, and as the gambling-house was iu !  the west end, I was very much discdh-1  certed   upon   looking at my watch to j  find I had barely an hour and a quarter i  to make  it in.    I   did   not  waste any!  time in turning iny steps westward, and j  hurried along as quickly as I could, but  1   had   forgotten   that'J   had  already  walked many miles that night, and before   I   had ' covered    a   third   of   the  distance   an  overpowering' -feeling   of  fatigue crept over me.   I looked around  again held it toward her; this time she  took it quietly, smiling sweetly upon  me, and I saw again in her the kindly  old lady, but it was only for an instant,  for as l" stood gazing at her she seemed  to be fading away from me, she was  apparently dissolving before my eyes;  at last she vanished entirely from my  sig-ht; and a heavy darkness"enveloped  me. I was greatly alarmed and strove  to cry out, but in doing so I awoke to  find that it was all a dream and I was  still lying in the room that I knew not,  but whiph I. discovered later on was  above the gambling-room.  Is Testimony whbheof we have caused these  Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great  Seal of British Columbia to be hereunto  affixed: witness, the Honourable Thos. R.  McInnes, Lieutenant-Governor of Our said  Province of British Columbia, in Our Cifc,j' of  Victoria, in Our said Province, this fifteenth  ' day bf June, in the..year of Our Lord one  thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, and  in the sixty:lirst year of Our Reign.  By Command.  A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  A    PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eiieuts,,Attorney-Gene; al.  TVfHEREAS, We are desirous and resolved, as  u soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have their  advice in Our Legislature. We do make known  our Royal AVill and Pleasure to call a uev.-  Legislative Assembly of our said Province; and  do further declare that, by the advice of Our Executive Council of British Columbia. We have  this day given orders for issuing Our Writs in  due form, for calling a new Legislative Arseinbly  for Our said Province, ���* hich Writs are to bear  date on the seventh day of June, instant, and to  be returnable on or before the thirty-first day of  August next.  In Testimony Whkhkok We have caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent,/md  the Public Seal of the said Province to be  hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honourable  Thos. R. McInnes, Lieutenant-Governor'  of Our said Province of British Columbia,  m Our City of Victoria, in Our said Province, this seventh day of June, in the  year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, and in the sixty-  first year of Our Reign.  By Command.  B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  ���     Registrar of the Supreme Court.  INTERNATIONAL      NAVIGATION  & TRADING_CO.,   LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20,1898.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.   INTERNATIONAL.  South Bound North Bound  Read down. Read up.  SANDON  Train lvs Dally, 1.00 pm   Train ar daily 10.50 am  KASI.li    '  11   ar      ���'      3.45 pm   Train lv   ''      8.00 am  bBoat lv 3.30 am    ���Kaslo���    Boat ar 8.30 pni^  ��,      ���'     l.30ain    Ainsworth "     7.30 pm^  <<       "     S.oo am    Pilot Bay "     G.45 pm,s  a       "     5.30 am      Balfour "     (i.10 pm���  gBoat aru.40 am. Five Mile Pt       "     5.23 pm*  '       '���     7.15 am      Nelson "lv4.45pm��  a Train ar 10.05 am Northport Train lv 1.55 pm>>  S       "      1120 am   Rossland "    12.05.pm-;;  <<      "       310 pm    Spokane "     8.30 amp  SS. ALBERTA.  Read down.  , Read up,  Sandon  Daily train lv l.oo pin        Daily train ar 10.50 am  Kaslo  " ar 3.45 pm  ,, ���'        lv 8.00 am-  Boat lv 5.00 pm Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  '" <;.20pm Ainsworth Boat ar 11.40 PHI'S " 7.00 pm Pilot Bay ���' 1100 pm o-  = '��� 10.00pm Kuskonook " 8.00 pm?  H li 12.00 pm Goat River " ' 0.(10 pm^-  =8 '��� 1.00 am Boundary " 5.00 pm^  ���os ���' ar 8.00 am Bonner's F'rv ' lv 2.00 pnrs  j>(BTrain lv 11.40 am "��� Train ar 1.15 pmg  ���"       ���'     ar 2.45 pm Spokane      "     lv 7.50 amw  NOTICE.  THOS. R. McINNES.  AGENTS���Never before has the death of any  man caused such profound sensation throughout;  the world as that of .Mr. Gladstone. It is therefore a real luxury to canvass for the memorial  edition of the ������ Life and Work of Mr. Gladstone,"  because the public is ripe for it, and the work  will sell on sight. Big book; low prices; liberal  terms: freight paid. Send 75 .cents for Prospectus, which we return with first order.  BRADLEY-G/VBRETSON COMPANY.Limited  Toronto.  Great Clearance  Sale  ��@��  [L.S.J  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom o: Great Britain and Ireland,  Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c, &c. &e.  To the Returning Officer of the Slocan Riding of  West Kootenay Electoral District:  WHEREAS. His.Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia has. by a Proclamation bearing date the 7th day of June, 1808,  been pleased to dissolve the Legislative Assembly ol the said Province; and whereas it is necessary to hold Elections throughout the said Province to till the vacancies caused  by such dissolution, We command you that, notice of the time  and place of Election being duly given, you do  cause Election to be made, according- to law. of  One Member to serve in the Legislative Assembly  of the Province of British Columbia for the Slocan Riding of West-Kootenay Electoral District,  and that ybu do cause the nomination uf Candidates at such Election to be held on the 25th day  of June, 1808, and do cau-e the name  of such  Member, when so elected, whether he be present I  or absent, to be certified to Our Supreme Court,  at the City of Victoria, on or before the 31st day  of August, next, the Election so made, distinctly  and openiv under Our Seal duly endorsed upon  this Our Writ.  In Testimony   Whekeok.  We have caused  there Our Letters to ba made Patent under  the Gieat Seal of Our  said   Province  of  British Columbia:    Witness, the Honourable Thomas R .McIn.ves. at Our Government House, at Victoria, this seventh day of  June, in the year of Our Lord one thousand  eight hundrc'.l and ninety-eight.'  By Command.  SPECIAL KOOTENAV LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing June 20,1808.  On Monday, Thursdav and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bav  and Nelson.   Leaving Nelson at 8 a. m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points. '  ^       GEORGE   ALEXANDER, GenMMgr  P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C. "  k  500 pairs of  Ladies' Shoes & Slippers  Including Black, Chocolate and Tan, Lace and Button  Shoes, Oxford Ties, Strap and Bow Slippers; also white  Pink and Red Sandals,      At cost price; for Cash only.  Postoffice Store, Sandon.  B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Cinderella,  Me.lford  MiiK'ral  and Ke.v.scr  Claims.  Fraction  ms%/%/%/%_\/%/%/%/&/&/%/fy /%,  Situate in the Slocan .Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.     Where  located:  On  the South Fork of Carpenter Creek about one  mile and :i h.U. east of Three Forks.  'IUKE NOTICE that I, George B. Dean, acting  1    as ag nt for Leonard B. Keyser.free miners'  ccrtilicate Nm. (iiHOA, in tend sixty days fron. the  date hereof to apnly to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claims.  And further take "notice, that action under section 37. innst be commenced before the issuance  of such eertiiieate of improvements.  Dated this oth'dav of June, ISilS  GEORGE B. DEAN.  Apex    3Iineral    Claim.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  Theonly all rail route'without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to  the  Mi~-  eral District of the Col-  vilb Reservation,   Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  ! Points.  j Daily, Except Sunday.  I    Leave. Ahiuvb.  I 6:20 a, ra.        NELSON  112:05" ROSSLAND  18:30 a. ra.      SPOKANE  I    Train leaving-Nelson  j connections at. Spokane  j      Pacific Coast Points.  !    Close connection with Steamers for  Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundary  Creek connect at .Marcus with stajrc daily.  KASLO& SLOGAN RY  TIME CARD  5:35 p.m  11:20a.m  3:10 p.m  at s:30a. in. make close  'with trains for all'  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  for soincthiii"- in the sha.pi! of ;i. cab, and  almost shrieked as   I   saw  one.coining  towards me.   I hailed the driver but lie  did not  stop,  and  the  next moment   ! '  saw he had a passenger.  Was 1 to lose all now within si��-ht of  the goal! The thought maddened me,  and I dashed wildly on as if infused  with new life. The streets were deserted, except here and there an occasional  policeman or a group of boon companions.  Finally I reached the entrance to the  house, pushed my way rudely past the  guard and dashed upstairs. As 1 entered the room I heard the clock strike.and  saw it was the midnight hour. Wildly  I rushed to the table calling loudlv:  "What strike of the clock is that?" But  no one answered. Again the clock  struck and again 1 cried out: "What  strike is that?" Eagerlr I looked from  one face to another to see if anv would  impart to me the desired knowledge  but no answer came.   Again the clock  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: North  of the .Mountain Chief.  ! TUKK NOTICE that I. Herbert T Twi--, airent  j 1 ior ucor^e \V. Hughes, free miner's ciTtifi-  j cafe No. <i-l.!i7.a. intend, sixty days fruin the date  ��� hereof tu apply to rhe .Miiunir Recorder for a  j certilicat". of impr iveineuts'for the purpose of  I obtaining a Crown flraiit of the above claim.  j And iurther taka notice that action under sec-  I tion '���',' must be ca.innencc-d before the issuance of  i such ccrtilicate of improvements.  Dated thi- 1'ial d.-iy of .Mine, is:is.  HKHBKKT T. TWIGG.  Leave s oo A.M.   Kaslo  ���'   8 80    ������      South Fork  "   !) ;l(i     "       Sproule's  "   !) 51     ���'       Whitewater  '��� 10 03     ���'       Bear Lake  " io 18    "      McGinn-ail  ���' 10 38     "       Codv Junction  Arr. 10 an    "      Sandon I  CODV    LINK.  "Sandon ���   Arrive  Cody Leave  Arrive. X r,t\ V.M  'A 15      "  ���2 la      "'  ive  Leave, ll.ooa'.m  Arrive, 11.20   '���  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mult  GEO.  15 a.m  .'5 a.m.  Convent io  l-'racl imwi 1    Mineral    Claim.  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under new management. The Dining 'Room will  always be up to the market, while  the bar will contain Mquors and  cigars that cannot be surpassed for  quality and flavor in the Slocan.  Old and-new patrons will find this  hotel just like home.  JACOBSON & CO.  Lot I'iss.  Situate in she Slocan .Mininir Division of West  Koatenay District. Where located: About  U miles cnst of Xew Denver, and adjoining  tiie .Marion and Clipper mineral claims.  TAKE NOT1CK that I. Unlit. E. Palmer, as  1 a ire nt for Albert Bi-lmc. of New Denver, li.  C. tree uiiiicr's certificate No. sii��]<��. intend.  >i.\ty days lrom the date hereof to apply to the  .Miuiiii.1- Recorder for a ceititicate of improvements for lie purpose oi obiainiiii; a Crown arrant  ot the above claim.  And li.irther take notice that action tinder .section ;!7 must In? commenced before the issuance of  >neh certificate of improvements.  Dated this luth day of Maw lsias.  ii. K. I'ALMKK, P.L.S.  Willii .Miiit'i-iil Claim.  For cheaii railroad and  and from all  points,  upplv  ���S.  CAMPBELL,  COPELAND,  Superintend!  Ic-iui-lii|�� tickets  nt  to  Agent, Sandon.  I?  Biandcn, B. C,  Assay Price List  Situate in the Slocan  .Minimr Division of West  Kootenay   district.     Where   located:    Joins  Little Daisy, on Eijrht Mile creek.  fAKE XOTICE that  I. Georce Ludlow Esta-  1  brooks, as airent for The Willow Gold Mining  Company. Foreign, tree miner's certificate No.  84,88:!, intend, sixty days lrom the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining  Recorder  for a certificate of  improvements,   for the  purpose of  obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section ;i7, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvement-".  Dated thislKth day of April, 1898.  G. L. ESTABROOKS.  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each   Gold. Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver :   Silver and Lend   Copper (by Electroly.-is;   Gold, Silver, Cop|>cr and Lead   Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   Gold. Silver and Co]i|H'r   Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Manganese   Lime. Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony.  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter. A ah.  and percentage of Coke, If Coking  Coal) '   Terms: '.Cash With .-*>ainple.  June 20th. 1895.  >'l .50  :t oo  2 no  2 (XI  2 1)0  ���I 00  2 .Vi  2 50  S (X)  5 OO  2 00  2 OO  2 00  i  ���I 00  FRANK DICK,  Assayer ami Auuiywt THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 30, 1898.  Fifth Yeai  MINING   RECORDS  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Junk 21--M;��ry Sinckr, south fork Carpenter,  F H Sheppard.  June 22���Robin Fractional, Wild Goose basin,  R A Hilton.  Rosc-murie, Carpenter creek, Jas N Nora 11.  Lion, Bear lake, Howard Williams.  June 2a���Alice G and Big Koll, Cody creek, F  H Sheppard.  June 21���Ironclad, Eight Miie creek, Albert  Thompson.  June 25���Ophir, Carpenter, Jos B Clifl'e  Delhi, Payne mountain, John Baugh.  June 37���Occidental, Seatoii creek, Godfrey  Adams, W H Dowding.  ASSESSMENTS.  Junk 2\���Boss-of-the-Mountain. Sarnia, Edin'  burgh, Pha-nix, Oeloraiiie.  June 22���Kiles, Reserve, Grand,.Stand, Home  Run, Ingersoll.  JUNE 2.-1���Silver Tip, Big Timber, Robin.  June 21���Archie, Adirondack. Black Fox,  Verne, Milton, R W T.  June 25��� McAllister, Rouse Fraction, Oskosh.  June 27���Shoshone, Badger State, Condore,  Cordis.*. Prentice Fraction, Standard, Hustler,  Silver BelI,FlorenceNo a, Emily Edith Fraction,  Ferry No 2.  June 28���Topeku.  TKANSHKKS.  June 20���Bismarck J, King Oscar A, John  Emdal to I1 O Swansoii, June an.  June 2-i���Virden Fraction ��-, John-Gray to John  W Switzer, June 11.  Same, John Gray to Charles B McCluskey,  June 11.  Same \, same to Win H Todd. June 11.  Same A, same to Fred I Donaldson. June 11.  Emily'Edith, ,B Leather to Charles E Hope,  June 11.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  June 13-Lady Bird, Wm Giuol; Orillia, D  Darrough; Havanah, S Denomie; Cuba, Jas  Anderson; St John, C H Goodwin.  June 20���Roy, H Holland; Circle C, Standford,  Paul Fuller, M Tait; Mountain Fraction. Wm  White, J A Otto; Conistock. G D Reid.  June 21���Tywysog, S C Richards; Jose Fraction, O M Harris  June 22���Diamond Hitch, John Elliott; Snowbank. Geo McFarland: Little Maude, O R Bell,  Henrietta, G C Spearing; Big Baby, Otto Johnston; Roseilee, Eug Montreseil; Catherine, J L  MacPherson, C W Martin; Pretty Girl, R Pol-  lick.  June 23���Red Ochre, D Cosgriff; Gold Reef, J  P Redding; Snowbird Fraction, H W F Pollok;  Bluebird, GEO Martin; Tennessee, W L Par-  nell; Vandyke, R H Truman,  June 24���Silver Reef, D F Str,obeck; Goldyke,  same; Copper Tip. 0 Strathearn.  ASSESSMENTS.  . June 18���Josephine, North Star, Bob Ingersoll,  Come by Chance, Johanna, Maggie Porkens,  Talisman, Panama, Giant, Midge  Tin Cup.  June 20���Teuro.  June 21���Royal Sovereign, Majestic, Yukon,  Camperdown, Trafalgar, Coppe- Star.  June 22������Wonderful,Silver Queen. Homestake,  Cliff, Vulcan, Gold Bug, Fisher, Minnesota, Cora  Bell, Tryumph.  June 23���Great Western, Extension, Mascot  No 2, Security, Agge. Gold Boy, Hicke Plate,  Crescent, Cyclops, Black Prince. Grand View.  Sunrise.  June 24���Valpraiso, Birthday, Granite, Golden  King.  TKANSFEUS.  June 18���Hope, J L Pierce to E HTomlinson.  Hope, E H Tomlinson to J L Pierce.  Kaslo 1/10, A B Morris to Gus Keuster.  Howard 1/10, W E Hodder to same.  Salem, Antonio, 1/1G, A D Jones to Geo P  Cragin, 8100.  June 20���Ruth J, W Ryan to T E Cronin.  Hi Ore ^, T E Cronin to Jno Ladeu.  Ruth J. W Ryan to Jno.Ladean.  Hi Ore J, T E Cronin to W Ryan.  June 21��� Spoka.ne-Kaslo J, Francis Vint to A  W Blaney.  June 23���Mortgage of:( hit in Homestake and  Yosemite between Robert McDonald and Neil  McDonald and E M Sandilands. sfl.nOO.  Stinsic, Elliott V Byrne to Maple Leaf Manufacturing Company.  considerable drifts, in all about 600  feet of workings. The Oro. Mabel aud  Cornucopia have shafts about 25 feet  deep, with cross-cuts.  I'ji the divide between Boundary  Creek and the north fork of Kettle  iii ver the rumbling- of the. steam compressors and drills give an air of activity- to the Wellington camp. The  Winnipeg- mine has a steam plant and  some -200 or 300 feet of drifts. The  Golden Crown has also a steam plant  and a 400-foot tunnel. This mine has  a shaft about 100 feet deep and surface  work.  Further north along the divide and  east from the town of Greenwood is  Greenwood camp, in which the ore is  copper pvrites and iron pyrites, with  talcite and quartz. The Snowshoe has  been bonded to the Kootenay Development Company, and has a shaft 130  feet deep, with a. 40-foot cross-cut. The  Gold Drop has a dump of ore at the  mouth of a tunnel 130 feet long. There  is a shaft further up the hill 50 feet  deep and a winze about the same depth  from the tunnel. The Stem winder has  two shafts, with drifting at the bottom,  and a tunnel. Work has started under  new management, which also controls  the the Brooklyn, with a 40-foot shaft.  There is machinerv on the way from  Marans, Wash., in freight wagons, for  these mines. At the Ironsides there is  a steam plant, with compressor drills  and a shaft and crosscut, aggregating  '200 feet. It is owned by Montreal and  Quebec capitalists. The same company  owns the Nob Hill, and will soon nave  a plant in operation there. Down the  side of the hill, toward the town, is  Skvlark camp, with silver ores bearing ��-old.   The Skvlark mine is owned  IN THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY.  Interesting Facts Showleg   the Importance of This Neglected Mining  Section.  The Boundary Creek country has  many promising mining camps, principal among which is Greenwood.  Speaking of its present and future  possibilities, S. T. Wood in the Toronto  Globe, gives some interesting matter.  The successful town site is located on  the broadened base of a tree-covered  mountain, and slopes down rapidly  toward Boundary Creek. It is rapidly  filling up with houses, and is the distributing centre for a. rich mining district. Greenwood has a saw mill and a  charcoal pit, and up on a ledge of the  mountain, the district hospital for  miners. ' There is a Presbyterian mission in town, and the Anglican and  Roman Catholic denominations have  selected sites and are preparing to  build. Although less than three years  old, the municipal organization is in  good   working- order.   The   first   Pro-  by l5titte people and was once a. ship  ping mine, but has done nothing since  last fall. On the Last Chance the  sinking of a shaft has been stopped by  water.  The claims of the Providence camp  crowd right around the north end of  the town, and they include the property  of the Boundary Creek Mining and  Milling Company. The San Bernnrd  has a shaft down 120 feet, and is stoning  ore. The mines of this camp which  have been developed are nearly all  silver, with gold values. The Elk horn  and Idola are silver, with copper  glance.  To the westward acress the divide  between Boundary Creek and the north  fork of the Kettle "river and north of the  valley is Summit camp composed pf  copper bearing properties. The B. C.  has a steam pump,hoist and compressor  at work crosscutting at the 120-foot  level of a shaft, and has it is estimated,  1,200 tons of 10 per cent, copper ore on  the dump. The R. Bell has a shaft  down about 100 feet. Three other copper mines with about the same amount  of development, the Oro-Denoro, Emma  and Mountain Rose, have been sold, it  is said, to Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann.  North of Summit camp is Pass Creek  camp, in which the gold properties developed are the Rambler and Side Hill  Star.  The camp around Long lake is composed of quartz mines, the Jewel having a shaft 150 feet deep, with right  and left drifts. This mine has a steam  hoist and is stoping ore. The Enterprise has a shaft over 100 feet and the  North Star has a tunnel 175 feet, intended to connect wiili a 64-foot shaft. On  the other side of Long lake the C.O.D.  has a 60-foot shaft, the Eclectric a 90-  foot tunnel, the Roderick Dim about 50  feet of underground working, the Lake  View* a 35-foot shaft, and the Lady of  the Lake a 40-foot shaft and a 105-foot  tunnel.  The list by no means exhausts the  mining operations of the Boundary  Creek district, but it serves to show the  importance and the pressing need of  some more efficient means of transportation than the freight wagon, and to  explain the feeling regarding the defeat  of the Corbin railwav charter.  a bit of rock be thickly interlaced with  gold veins and the rocky substances  be dissolved away, the metal is apt to  be left behind in this strange form.  What is called "wire gold" is formed  in mucJo. the same manner. In the famous Cripple Creek region gold often  occurs in little crystals composing fernlike pieces. Once-in a long while a  gold crystal of considerable size, say  half an inch in diameter, and a perfect octahedron, is picked up. In the  Snake River, Idaho, regular mining is  done for "flour gold," so called because  it occurs as a very fine powder mixed  with the sands at the bottom of the  stream. These sands are attacked by  stern-wheel flat-boats, which are floating dredges propelled by steam. The  flat-boat anchors in a suitable nlace,  and the gravel is hauled aboard with  buckets attached to an endless chain.  The gold is caught on copper plates  with the aid of quicksilver, and the refuse is carried cvei-boai'd by a stream  of water. The beach sands of the Oregon seacoast are quite rich in gold,  which is very pure, though finely divided. There has been a good deal said  lately about the gold in ordinary sea  water, which actually does amount to  about a cent and a lialf per ton. But  the water of the Caspian Sea, which is  very salty, contains from 16 to 18 cents  worth of gold per ton, and it is there  that the proposed works should be set  up for the purpose of separating the  yellow metal from its saline solution'  by electrolysis. Unfurtunately, separation by this process is expensive, a  powerful current being required. The  characteristic placer gold of the Yukon  takes the form of fine dust with little  bits of nug-gets mixed. Experts confess  that they do not know how nuggets are  formed.' The most plausible guess  seems to be that they are accidental  accumulations of grains of gold washed  out of the rocks.  H-. H. Knox,  Has removed 1 >> the  Newmarket  The Newmarket Hote  9  NEW DENVER,   B.  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  UNCIdR   HENRY.  Uncle Henry lives wiv us,  An' sells buggies down iu town,  An' he ain't got no use. lie says,  Fer little bo3rs bein' roun'.  An' he don't talk like mamma duz  . An' say :   "George, be good boy, now,"  But he jes'says:   '-Git out the way !  What you good fur, anyhow ?"  An' he don't call me '.'little man,"  Ner laugh at nuthin' 'at I say,  But he calls me *' Judge" an' "Buster," too.  An' thiugs 'at'sfunny thataway.  An' wunst he put me on a boss  ,. Down at the ereek, an' I rode thoo ;  An' wunst he let uie smoke his pipe,  'At ma an', pa don't want me to.  An' way out yonder 'hind the woods  One day, he let me shoot his gun  At a rabbit; an' says to me:  "When you get big I'll buy you a one."  I 'spect 'at Uncle Henry is  The goodest man 'at ever wuz ;  I whist' 'at folks 'ud alius do  Jes' like Uncle Henry duz.  ���Atlanta Constitution.  r  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  PUBLIC   NOTICE.  MAIN    KETTLE    RIVER.  Special Train and Steamer service for July 1st,  over the C. P. R. from Sandon and intermediate  points to Nelson, as follows:  Nakusp & Slocan Branch���Special train  leaves Sandon (1.45 a. 111 , arriving at Rosebery  8.00 a. rn.  Slocan take Route���Special steamer leaves  Rosebery 8 05 a. m., arriving at Slocan City 10.05  a. m.  Columbia & Kootenay & Slocan Branch  ���Special train leaves Nelson 7.45 a.m.. arriving  at Slncan City 10.00 a. m. Special train leaves  Slocan City 10.10 a. m.. an-iving Nelson 12.20  noon. Above includes service from all intermediate points.  Tickets on sale June :10th anil July 1st, by all  agents at single fare for round trip,'good for return until July -ith.  Purchase tickets before boarding trains or  steamers.  Service as above (for July 1st only) will be in  place of the following regular ssrvice: N. & S.  Branch train leaving Sandon 7.15 a. in. and  arriving at Rosebery "n.ofi a. m. Slocan Lake  route, s r. leaving Rosebery !t.25 a. m., arriving  SI /can City 11.35 a. m.; C. & K. and Slocan  Branch, train leaving Nelson !) a. 111., arriving  at Slocan City 11 20; leaving Slocan City, 12 noon  and arriving Nelson,2.20 p. 111.  Specials  in newSuitings  I have lately received a stock of  well-selected, handsome suitings  '. for Spring make-up, and I 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 nea-t, natty fit.  and satisfaction in every particular. Are you wanting a Spring  suit?  M. A. WILSON,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Newmarket Blk, New Denver, B. C.  New  Spring  Goods,  SPECIAL   SUNDAY    BATE.  a  vincial school grant has been received,  but it has been decided to wait a year,  that a more suitable building- may be  erected. The stores and hotels have  lined up regularly on the central  thoroughfare, parallel with the line of  the mountain ranges.  Across the crecK  from the town the  Copper   Camp   road   climbs    upwards  across the face of the mountain and disappears up the gulch-leading to   Dead-  wood Camp.    In that camp tho Mother  Lode mine  has  a  tunne1  of about  210  feet, crossing an ore body, and a winze  of 100 feet, with a cross-cut  at the bottom.    At this mine  they  are awaiting  the arrival of addilional plant.    Further  up. the Sunset lias a shaft 100 feet deep,  with a tunnel  about BOO  feet,  the two  not yet coMiiected.    The other' .properties worked in this camp are the C.O.D.  and the Hidden Trace.    The road leads  westward    to   Copper   Camp,     where  everything is  now quiet.    'I he  mines  developed an; the Big Copper, the Copper Queen, and   the  King-Solomon, all  copper properties, with   but little gold.  The mines  of  the   West Copper Camp  are arsenical  iron  ore.  carrying gold,  worked by the British Columbia Kettle  River   Company,  an   Knglish   concern  with considerable capital.    In the same  crimp the Republic, None Such and Last  Chance,  all freemilling properties, are  worked under bond  by   the   Kootenay  Development Company. They have two  tunnels on the None Such, aggregating j  400 feet.    Turning clown   the creek   to- j  ward the  falls,   the Colconda  group is '  passed, now idle, but formerly worked, j  They are deposits of arsenical iron.   On j  the east or  town   side  of  the  falls the i  Central  Camp is awakening into activ  The next section of British Columbia  to attract the attention of the mining  world will, in all probability, be what  is at present known as the Canyon  Creek camp, on the main Kettle River,  about 35 miles above Rock Creek.  From a gentleman just returned from  there it is learned; that the first claims  were located about a year ago. What  has attracted attention to this section  was the bonding of the Silver Dollar  claim for $35,000 by Mr. Harison and  Dr. Hatch of the B. C. mine in Green-  woood.  Scores of prospectors ate now going in,  and that section of country for 10 or 12  miles in almost every direction is now  being prospected. There is a first-class  trail from Rock Creek for nearly 40 miles  up the Kettle, which, for this distance,  is an almost level velley, well timbered,  and with excellent pasturage; in fact it  is one of the prettiest spots in the Province. A good deal of the valley has  already been taken up for farms" and  townsites, in fact there is a prospective  townsite every two or three miles..  The mineral belt on  the west side  of  Kettle River about two or three   miles  back in  an   altitude  of  from  3,500  to  4,500 feet.   It   is   well   timbered   with  good  pasturage  in    most  places.     The  j section is   at the   head   waters of   Can-  lyon,  Cedar and   Beaver creeks; Beavei  j creek   runs   into   the  west  fork of the  j Kettle, and Cedar into  the main Kettle,  i about   10   miles   below   Canyon  creek.  I The formation   is  diorite  and quartsite,  with   very  strong   trachyte   and  dykes  'running   north   and   south.    Thee   are  two series of ledges,   one  running north  and south and parallel with the trachyte  dykes, and the other east and west, the  latter generally  carrying a  larger percentage of quartz   than   the former,   and  a good deal of copper, whereas the north  and south leads do  not carry much copper, the surface  showing being strongly  stained iron  caps  which  can  easily  be  traced for miles on the surface.  So far but little work has been done,  but what little has been done has been  attended with very encouraging results.  In every instance almost clean ore has  been uncovered at a depth of two or  theee feet, and very often much closer to  the surface than that.  The C.P.R. Company has put in a  rate of 50c. from Three Forks and 75c.  from Sandon to Rosebery and return,  good going  Saturday and Sunday, re-  turnina' until Monday.   This will "be of  and  en-  great   advantage to our Sandon  'Three-Forks neighbors who would  joy a weekly trip to the lake.  There's trouble brewing in the teapot.  On Tuesday the U. S. Congress imposed  a 10 per cent, duty on every pound of tea  imported from foreign countries. When  the American merchants heard that the  tax was to go into force at once they immediately telegraphed to Montreal and  Toronto, and as a result 15 car loads of  tea left Montreal on Monday evening,  reaching Malone, N.Y., at 11 o'clock the  same night. A smaller cargo left Toronto in the same manner. This sudden  shipment has left the Canadian market  almost empty of the social beverage, and  consequently the price will advance two  cents and probably go agreatdeal higher  before many days.  Sometime ago the Woman's Art Association of Canada produced a jubilee, or  historical, dinner set of china, which was |  on exhibition throughout the Dominion  and was greatly admired. The set contains 204 pieces, and was decorated by  16 successful exhibitors of the Association chosen from all parts of the Dominion. This historical set was purchased  recently by some hundred or more members of tbe Senate and Parliament, and  presented to Lady Aberdeen on Monday  last, at tbe close of the prorogation ceremonies of the House, as "a memorial of  their esteem and affection in recognition of tbe signal devotion of your Excellency to the promotion of all good  work in Canada, and your invariable  kindness to the member!-, of the Dominion Parliament." Her Excellency was  much surprised, and assured the givers  that their thoughtful action had  "strengthened and beautified" her  whole life.   Gents' Furnishings. Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes are selling at cost  at Mrs. Merkley's. -  F. Pyinan has again commenced to  do business in New Denver. Bring  your watches to him when they are out  of order. Pyman's new building, Sixth  street.  Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  Spring- and Summer wear; ready-  made Clothing,  Neck wear, Hats,  and Caps, Boots  and Shoes ��� the  most complete stock in the lake section���at prices as low as it is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into oar show- window.  Vve are displaying a fine line of  novelties. ���  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  FRED J. SQUIEE  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Roonvand Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C.  STRAYED.  AN' J'UXE  U   niiii  applyin  7T11,  to  il  bay   saddle   horse,   black  Finder will be rewarded by  Xew Denver,  PALM A AXORIONOX,  n. 0.  IcMl k  'J  Insurance  nnd General Commissson  Agents.  NKW DKNVKK.   15.  C.  VA1UKT1KS   OF    GOJM).  ity. The Lincoln and City of Paris  mines shipped ore atone time, but have  since, been idle. Thev are now in the  hands of a Philadelphia coroporation.  A French company is working No 7,  which has a shaft about   lo') feet,   with  Naturally, it might   be supposed that  there is  only  one kind of gold,  and it  is true that there  is only one metal  of  that   name; but  it  is   found in   many  shapes, some   of   which  are  decidedly  curious.    For example,   there is moss  gold,  which is occasionally discovered  in masses nearlv a foot.in diameter.    If  "Mother (to Bobbie)���You must not  put off till to-morrow what you can do  to-day.  Bobbie���Then let us finish the plum  pudding.  Spring stock of Hats, Feathers, Veiling, Cheffon's and other goods for ladies  .just received at Mrs. Merkley's.  The-latest novelties in Millinery and  Dress Goods, etc., just received at Mrs.  Merkley's.    .  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  XEW DENVER.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptlv attended to.  STEGE fcAVISON,       -       -       -   '   -      \ A ���-��� ���    Proprietors.  DO NOT OVERLOOK  The  When in Silverton,  especially if  you have a thirst with you.  The beer is kept on ice, while the whiskey  has that flavor and power so  much appreciated by the traveller when he is weak and weary.  THOMAS CLAIR, Proprietor.  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOflS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  J.R.&B. Cameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing"  ���: in the:���  -.  Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailors   'flirt.  SANDON, B  ffVfffWWWWffW^^  WHOLESALE  GROCER  Agents for B. (J. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOCAN CITY, B.C.  Boot  and  of many  Sizes,  Kinds,  arid Prices,  at  T. H.  Slocan  ita  s  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at.  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Den yer, B.C.  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  I  Comfortable  jsk   Rooms  NOTICE  H1  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  8th June, 1898.  IS HONOUR th'! Lieutenant-Governor has  het'ii pleased to appoint Fletcher S. Andrews,  Esquire, to be Returning Officer for the Slocan  Riding- of West Kootenay Electoral District; and  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has been  pleased to appoint and declare the Government  Office. Kaslo. to be the place for the nomination  of candidates foi election to the Legislative  Assembly in the Slocan Riding of West Kootenay Electoral District. |  WANTED-Hrnest, energetic young mon:  farmers' sons, teachers, students, clerks and  others who are admirers of Mr. Gladstone, and  would like to spend the next three months in  telling the matchless story of his life. We teach  you how to do tho work and guarantee success.  From $2.00 to sa.00 a day absolutely sure. There  is no fear of failure audit will be enjoyable work.  Particulars furnished free.  BRADLEV-0 ARRE'fSON CO., Limited.  Toronto.  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  NOTICE  TWO months after date I intend to make application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and work, Victoria, B.C., for permission to purchase the following described lauds. Commencing at a post planted about -100 feet north of  Kuskanook creek and about eight miles from the  mouth of said creek, in West Kootenay district,  said stake being marked G.L.. N.W. corner.  April 29th, 1898, running 40chains east, thence 40  chains south, thence in chains west, thence-10  chains north to point of commencement and containing ltiu acies.of; land more or less.  GEORGE LESTER.  Nakusp, B.C., April 28th. 1808.  The  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald. 

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