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 Volume V.   No. 26*.  NEW DENVER, B.C., MARCH 31, 1898.  Price, $2.00 Year  yHTnefaT Wealth OF.B..C  <SxSxS>  In the annual report of the Minister  Mines tables are given showing the output of the lode mines, the returns being  taken for ore actually realized upon  (luring the year. The first table shows  that up to 1898 British Columbia has  produced in minerals no less Ian $112,-  413,486, gold and coal being the two  principal features.  The rapid increase during the past  seven vears is   in itself a succinct his  tory of the growth of Provincial mines.  In 1892, the influence of lode mines first  "began to be felt, since which the increase has been wholly due to metalliferous mines,  tlie coal  output not in-  The report notes the increase in the  output of coke from Comox, the bulk  going to the Kootenay smelters, and  alludes to a new and important market  for this coke now opening in. Mexico.  In dealing with the gratifying growth  of the mining industry, Mr. Carlyle says  that while the results are not phenomenal,  the   increase, of the outp'it" of  lode  mines from $100,000 in 1892 to $7,050,000  in 1S97, and  with  an  increase of 05 per  cent, in the past year, commands attention.    That 1898 will see a substantial increase is  now  assured from the amount  of ore now in sight in  the different dis-  ^     triers,    and    from   the   fact   that,    the  amount'of customs returns for shipments  of ore for January, 1S98,   were $1,193,458  as compared with $675,506 in 1897 (these  shipments  from   West Kootenay  only.)  The report  notes also the increased  increase  of capital in the Province.    'The  interest of  capital   in   the   mineral   resources of the Province has been aroused  to  a decree   quite  commensurate   with  what the mining regions are now prepared to show or oiler, and iu G-reat Jh-itaiu  a large amount of money is now ready to  he sent  here,   provided  good,  businesslike propositions can lie presented.    Mot  only'are gold  properties  now greatly in  demand, but also  silver and  copper, as  the  money-making  possibilities of  the  high grade silver  ores,  as  found  in the  Slocan, Ainsworth and other camps, are  acknowledged   by   investors,   but often  ignored by speculators, who Wish to cater  to the public's taste for gold."  Mr. Carlyle has this to say about the  good effects of the new company's act:  "During tlie early part of.the year, pending the enactment of the new company's  act, with more stringent regulations, a  great many mining companies were  registered with a capitalization that  savored of the ridiculous, but the payment of $50 or $100 for the license on  July 1st was more than a great many of  these companies could stand, and they  ceased to exist. A good many companies, organized solely to make money  by the sale of stock, as the public was  then worked up to such a pitch as to be  willing to.buy almost anything offered,  have suspended with no assets, as they  never possessed anything except bonds  or options on property or unworked locations. However, strong companies, and  the number is increasing, have been purchasing both prospects and developed  properties or mine?, and mining operations are becoming extensive, and more  thorough and substantial work is being  done."  He has, too, some good advice to offer:  "To the public at large it may be well to  state in reference to the mining resources  of this Province,   that they now promise  to  become yearly   more  valuable,  that  British    Columbia   can    now   claim   a  place among the mining countries of the  world, and that with  favorable climatic  and  natural  conditions,  excellent laws  and good Government,  and  rapidly extending   means   of  transportation   and  cheaper treatment of ores,   man}7 opportunities    for    the   careful    and    proper  investment   of   money   are   now    here  afforded.    But it i.s also to he remembered   that   this is   no  longer  a  terra  incognita, that there are many here already  closely watching for and prepared to purchase any good  claims  that may be discovered,   and   that it is  quite absurd to  suppose   that  anyone, probably   totally  ignorant of mining affairs, can come here  and in a few   weeks  pick  up  properties  with phenomenally rich showings, as has!  been claimed  by  some who have come,  bought and gone back to float companies  by means of most specious prospectuses.  There  are many   good  properties   that,  from .surtace indications  and scanty development, promise   favorably, "out it is  at once seen   that  capital   must   be got,  and for such companies are  needed, but  when    a  company   promises   deiinitely  large and speed}' returns from properties  with little or no development done upon  them,   the   public   should  be   then extremely suspicious.    The   Province  lias  been   made   to   unjustly  suffer   for the  deeds  of  a  few such companies, which  have quickly   proved   their   inability   to  fulfill  their glowing  promises of quick  and large returns, although in some instances, when proper work has been  done, these promises may yet be redeemed.  So far all this silver-lead ore has had  to be exported to the United States' for  treatment, but at both the Trail and  Nelson smelters, lead stacks are being  erected, and the smelting of this high  grade lead ore will be attempted, providing dry ore, or that containing less  than rive per cent, of lead will intermix.  So far the amount of this dry silver  ore has been very small in this Province,  and its discovery would greatly serve to  amplify the smelting of these silver-lead  ores within our own borders.  ��� West Kootenay produced nearly all of  this ore during 1897, the North Star mine  in East Kootenay suspended shipments  until the completion of the Crow's Nest  Pass railway. As stated elsewhere, the  average net or yield values of 33,576 tons  of the Slocan ore were 108"o ounces per  ton, and 45.7 per cent, lead, with a total  gross value of $97.70 per ton, or $50 to  $55 net.  No large copper mines have yet developed. The production of 5,325,000  pounds during 1897 came almost entirely  from Rossland and the Hull mines at  Nelson, the average yield value at the  former being 1.32 per cent., at the letter  3.63 per cent. Work is in progress on  the, at present, low grade copper bearing  deposits in Boundary Creek district, and  considerable prospecting was done at  Kamioops, on the Island of Vancouver  and adjacent islands, especially at the  Van Anda on Texada island, whence  several hundred tons of good grade  bronite ore were shipped.  The production of the colleriers on  Vancouver Island was about the same as  that of the previous year, but in 1898 the  demand for coal should greatly increase  in consequence of the very greai increase  in the number of steamers engaged in  the northern trade. The coke ovens at  Comox produced over 17,000 tons of coke,  mostly for the Kootenay smelters, and  large barges arc being built so that the  coke can be sent tot.be mainland in cars,  to avoid re-shipment there. The great  tields of coal in East Kootenay will soon  be available' as the railroad through, the  Crow's Nest Fasa west to the Columbia  river will be completed in another year,  when coal and coke will be delivered in  East and West Kootenay, and thus effect  great improvment in the conditions  affecting the smelting industry of the interior.  About 2,000 tons of magnetic iron were  shipped from the Glen iron mines near  Kamioops to the American smelters for  a flux.  Some platinum was secured fiom the  hydraulic and placer mines in Cariboo  and Yale, and the Minister of Mines has  asked for samples of black sands to be  sent in to the laboratory of the department, where such will be tested free for  platinum and iridium, for both of which  are ever a good market and good prices.  The cinnabar mines in the Kamioops  district have temporarily shut clown,  without proving anything yet of value.  Taking up the various districts of the  Province, Mr. Carlyle, after describing  the work of , the different hydraulic  mines in Cariboo, says that as the district in which mining is done.in Cariboo  is yet only a small part of that division,  new territory may yet be discovered  along the continuation of the gold belt to  the Northwest.  In describing the Hall Mines, in the  Nelson divison, the report notes that the  matte smelting blast furnace at the  works is the biggest on this continent,  and capable of smelting 300 touB a day.  During the year 47,560 tons of Silver  King ore were smelted, yielding 954,585  ozs. of silver and 3,453,644 lbs. of copper  and a little gold.  For the Slocan district the net smelter  returns gave 3,641,'287 ozs. of silver, 30,-  707,705 lbs. lead, and U)3 ozs. of gold, a  value of $3,280,686, against $1,854,011 the  preceding year. The actual yields per  ton were 108.5 o2s. silver, 46.7 per cent,  lead, a value per ton of $97.71. The  Slocan mines paid dividends amounting  to $900,000 in 1897.  In the Trail district the net production  was 68,804 tons, of which there were  97,024 ozs. of gold, 110,00S of silver,  1,819,580 lbs., of copper, a value of  $2,097,280, as against $1,243,360 for the  previous year.    The net average per ton  Mr. Carlyle predicts.' In earlier days  qhartz was neglected.in Cassiar and Cariboo, but now both placer and lode mines  will be looked for, and hence the activity  in the north will be great, and the discoveries may be of great value. The reports notes, too, that with the extension  of railroads, cheaper coke and coal and  better smelting rates, it will be found  possible to utilize vast quantities of low  grade ores than cannot now be worked  profitably.  Speaking of  placer   gold,  the  report  notes the work being done on hydraulic  mining leases on Cariboo and other parts  of the Province,  and remarks that dining the past year gold dredging on the  Fraser river has  for  the  first time met  with  encouraging success, as the conditions   are better understood and more  experienced  men attack  the   problem.  Gold ores, not amenable  to amalgamation or any of the wet processes,  but  profitably "treatable   by   smelting   to a  copper-iron matte or base lead  bullion  and refining, are now the source of most  of the lode gold reduced in the Province,  as at Rossland.    By many  who are only  familiar with free milling ores, the importance of these smelting ores is not  appreciated,   but   their importance increases when it is learned that by this  process a return  of 95 to 98 per cent, of  the assay   value   is   guaranteed;    that  smelting charges are decreasing, and that  with , smelting   plants   becoming   more  easily accessible, the owner of a producing property of this class has not td'incur  the cost of a plant or mill to treat his  ores, but can sell at once to the smelter.  Hence  large bodies   of   sulphide,   and  otherwise  refractory gold  ores, carrying  from $15 to $20 per ton  in gold,  as are  being developed in the Province, are becoming profitable and  in some  centres  will become more so when the railroads,  building  or  projected,   are   completed.  In  Rossland, as  stated  elsewhere,   the  average yield value in 1887 for 63,804 tons'  was $30.48 per ton,  with a net value of  profit of $12  to $16 per  ton,  which  net-  value will,   in all  probability,  soon  increase'.    A  large   amount of  qua-tz has  been found   in   Fairview and Camp Mc-  Kinney  in Yale,  in   Cariboo,   in   East  Kootenay,   in  the   Nelson   division,   in  Lilloott, and along the  coast and coast  islands, but, with at' e\vexceptions, these  veins as tested have  proved to have low  values.    The   Cariboo   mine,   at  Camp  McKinney, has a good ore chute that has  paid $190,000 net; very rich free milling  ore was taken out of  the Poorman lead  near  Nelson,  and  the  Fern  mine near  there is now becoming a producer; but  this class of mining has  not yet  made  much headway, although the greater at-  tention'now being  paid,   the erection of  stamp  mills, etc.,  will greatly tend  to  prove up these leads.  The silver mines produced by far the  greater part of the output of the mines  for 1897, and although silver is not now  held in such high favor, its friends are  getting handsom returns from the high  grade ores, as produced in West Kootenay. With the notable exception of  the silver-copper ore of the Hall mines,  and some of the smaller 'properties, all of  the silver ore carries a very high percentage of lead or occurs in galena and  blende.          TREATJ5D    LIKE    DOGS.  How Laborers ou the Crow's Nest Bail-  road  are   Served.  was 1.42 ozs.   g  old. 1.60 ozs.   silver  value   $30.48.  this   district  , 1.32  The  were  per   rent,   copper;  dividends   paid   bv  $400,000 in 1898.  Mr. Carlyle calls attention to the fact  that the law as to assessment, work is  evaded by men relocating each others  claims, and then deeding them back to  the original owners. This lias tiie effect  of retarding mining progress, and he advocates as a. remedy of the evil that a  curtain amount of work should be required within U'..\ days after location.  The rush to the   north will iiavca good  effect on   that portion of   the   Province  There has   been no end of trouble  among' the employees on the line of the  Crow's Fest Pass railway iii East Kootenay.   Complaints have been frequent  that the contractors  were mistreating  the   men   and   that   the   pay   was  so  meager, under the rules adopted, that  the men could not keep themselves in  food.    The  matter   reached a crisis a  few weeks ago when complaints became  so loud that a commission  was sent out  from Ottawa by the Government to investigate   the" matter.     Finding  that  help was near, some of the men struck,  ana the commission  heard  talcs of suffering   that    iu   some    cases   showed  evidence of carelessness   and indifference, and even cruelty,  on  the part of  the subcontractors.    Among the latter  who came in for severe censure is Geo  Nelson,  well-known in. Spokane, who  has been in charge of one of the camps  and hi said  to h<3 the subcontractor in  reality, although the contract is in the  name'of one Major Bowles,as an American can not contract directly for work  on the construction of the road.  A'gentleman came down from the  north country a few days since who has  been in charge of one of the camps on  the line of construction where better  conditions prevailed than, in the others.  He i.s an intelligent Scotchman, on his  way to Teslin lake to work on the railroad that is to be. built by Mcfvenzie _  Mann this summer. He has been in a  position to see the sad state of affairs  along the line of the Crow's Nest road,  and he tells a sorry story about it to the  Spokesmen Review.  "The trouble is due to two causes,"  said he. "I suppose man's inhumanity  to man was never better demonstrated  than it has been on that road this winter  and that trait of human nature is one  cause, and the other i.s that the subcontractors failed to recognize the conditions fh.-tt would confront them in  building a road through a. howling  wilderness and made their bids too low.  Few of them have capital to carrv them  through, and as 30 per cent, of their  pay is withheld until the contract is  completed, most of them are short of  funds, and the result is that the men  are unpaid or are given time-checks ou  which are marked 'no funds' when sent  to McLeod for payment.  "Employment agents in the cities of  eastern Canada have been gathering up  men and promising them all sorts of  things to get them out to work on the  road.    Recently about 900 Frenchmen  were   shipped out from Hull, a town  opposite Otttawa.   Some of these men  found on arrival that they were charged  with  railroad  fare  and  that  the  wages of ��1.50 per day with SI- per week  deducted for board would leave them  nothing when loss from bad weather  was taken into account.   They struck.  Their demands   were not acceded to.  They asked for food, so that they could  make their way back to McLeod  and  start for home/ Assistant Superintendent P. G. Nash refused to  feed them,  and at the points of revolvers drove the  unlucky wretches  from his camp and  started'them back on the trail 80 miles  to McLeod.   Then, to bring the matter  down to refined cruelty, Nash sent a  courier   ahea,d   to   notify every camp  along the  line   to refuse to give   the  strikers food as they passed, orders that  I know were disregarded by some of the  men   in   charge   of camps.    The first  official act of the government commission, after hearing  the   testimony   re-  garding-Nash's action, was to discharge  him.   They did right, but I feel that he  was   made" a   scapegoat   when others  were equally guilty."  When the commission approached  Fort Steele the men in a camp which  was in charge of George Nelson, of  Spokane, struck and came to Fort  Steele to testify before the commission.  The issue of tlie Fort Steele Prospector  of March 5th tells something of their  tsstimony.  As the Prospector tells the story,  26 men from Major Bowles' camp appeared before the committee and commission. T.hey appointed E. "Wea.se  spokesman, and the evidence he gave  was sworn to by all of them. Among  the matters sworn to, the following1 are  the principal points :  "We have not been paid for December or January. Pay day was supposed  to boon the 15th of the month. December was settled by time checks, which  have not been paid. For January  neither money or time checks have been  given us. Time checks were payable  at Major Bowles' office at McLeod.  Time checks have been sent to McLeod  and returned with the statement, 'No  funds.' Checks on the Union Bank of  Canada at McLeod have been issued  and returned with the same indorsement.  "Question���What is the discount on  time checks?  "The lowest discount is 15 percent.���  15 to 25 is the average. Major Bowles  has not been in camp since the 7th day  of December George Nelson is ih  charge of the camp. Nelson says that  he will pay when the Major returns  This has been the same old story for  the past six or seven weeks. There i.s  no supply^ store connected with the  camp, and the company���that is, Major  Bowles���has no store in British Columbia, and we can not provide ourselves  with the necessaries of life���no boots,  Local and yH?i7?nS  New Denver will get a good sized lump  of the public moneys that are to be expended in this section. This is an assured fact. The expenditure of a few  hundred dollars in sending a delegate to  Victoria was a remarkably good thing,  and no better selection could have been  made by the citizens than Mr. Fauquier,  whose report to the committee on his  return is given below.  no clothing,' no nothing. We are in  need of clothing, boots and. shoes, underwear,etc., and we can not get money  to purchase them. We have no soap",  candles or anything save tobacco and  matches.  "We cannot keeD ourselves clean  Water to wash with is close, but drinking water is three miles distant. The  water for washing is from a stagnant  lake. The campus in a bad condition.  In fact, is fifthy, and not tit for pigs to  live in. Wc have simply existed in  tents; some have floors and others have  not. The canvas is in a terrible condition, and we have suffered many hardships from this cause.  The stoves are bad, and to use the  exact words of the witness, "some are  worse and the balance no better.' No  pails, no basins, and nothing to wash  with. Some have no boots and can not  get them until they get money. The  camp i.s filthy, dirty and unsheltered.  "We have a good cook, but lack supplies, and the food has fallen off in  quality and quantity on that account.  Board"was fair until two months ago  "We see no doctor at all, and we have  to pay 50 cents per month for medical  attendance and 25 cents for mail service, and only get letters once in two  or three weeks. I have only known of  the doctor visiting the camp once in six  weeks. For the last two weeks there  has been a supply of medicine. We  don't know the doctor's name.  "With  a.  poll tax of SB,  medical attendance 50   cents.   25 cents  for mail  service, find loss of  time,  we  are  not|  getting 75 cents per day." j  The Prospector  makes the. following |  assertion : _    !  "From reliable sources  wc have oh- j  tained the  following facts in regard  ro j  the wages of the workmen on the Crow's '  Nest liiie of construction :    At the present state of wages  a  workman paying  New Denver, B.C., March 28,1898.  To Messrs. W. D. Mitchell, C. S. Rashdall and  H. R. Jorand. Committee, New Denver, B. C.  Gentlemen: In accordance with resolution:!  passed at a public meeting held.on the evening  of Saturday, the 12th inst. I have the honor to  report that on the morning: of Sunday, the 13th.  I left here as your delegate and proceeded at once  to Victoria in order to interview the executive  and .others connected with the Provincial Government for the purpose (1) of protesting against  the granting of the request made by the Sandon  delegation that the Reeord Office be moved from  New Denver to Sandon; (2) to request support of  our petition that the sum of $3,0 io be appropriated for the needed repair and widening of the  existing wagon road between New Denver and  Three Forks; (8) to request support for our petition that the sum of $1000 be appropriated for  the widening of the exi ting wagon road between New Denver and Silverton; (t) to request  that an appropriation of slX>() be made for the  improvement of the New Denver townsite, especially as regards grading of streets and repairs of sidewalks.  I also understood that written instructions  were to follow. These written instructions, I  may state here, were not received by me until  Friday, the 18th inst., on account of delays in  the mail service, and embodied in addition to the  above specified, a request that the salary of the  school teacher at New Denver be increased, and  that au appropriation be made for equipment of  a volunteer lire department  On account of poor train and boat service I did  not arrive iii Victoria until the lnorningo Tuesday, the 15th, on which day t culled iipcm Mr.  Hiime, Member for the district, and enlisted bis  services, but 1 was unable to procure an audience  with any of the executive until the following day  when I saw the lion. J.-B. Martin, Chief Com-  mis.iioner of Lands and Works, and Mr. \V. S.  Gore, Assistant Chief Connni-sioner of .Lands  and Works, both oi whom promised to do all  that lay within their power to procure the granting of tne requests above numbered 1, 2, 8 and ���(.  On tho following dav I interviewed the Hon.  J. 1-f. Turner, Minister of Finance, who stated  that the Sandon delegation had requested the re-  moval of the Record Office, but that their request  would not be granted. He also promised his  su iportl'or requests above numbered a, 3 and 4.  The Hon. Col. James Baker, 1'rovincial Secretary, was next interviewed. Fie also stated  that the Sandon delegation's reuuest f. >r the rein ival of the Record OfHc". would not be granted  and that our requests for appropriations ab )ve  numbered ���>, 3 aud 4 should have his support.  On the following d��v I interviewed the Hon.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General, who promised  his support for all of our requests.  All of the above mentioned officials admitted  in conversation that a locality that had contributed so large a proportion of revenue as ours  has done wa-entitled to a fair percentage of the  am auit to be expended in repairs of roads,  bridges, etc., and should have their support and  aid in procuring it.  All of the requests made by petition and otherwise from the town were received at Victoria too  lute ro be included in the estimates, which had  already been made up and brought down, so thai  any appropriation which may be made iu accordance with said requests must be brought  down in supplementary estimates, or else included in 'the general appropriation for the  Riding, which. I believe, is S-IO/kwi.  After interviewing the above mentioned officials I wrote to each of them detailing the sub  jeet matter of our conversation in order that  there might be no doubt as to what had been  promised.  On   receipt of your   additional  instructions I  .....1   _���_'    i.i ���'.��� :  ,T. tl   .  rest all the prejudices that have been  expressed by the wiseacres in mining  circles of New Denver against the Mollie  Hughes mountain. Until lately that  locality has received little attention,  owing to the fact, no doubt, that the  Mollie Hughes was so long tied up in  litigation. But the late sale has drawn  attention to the valuable properties there  and will doubtless lead to the opening up  and subsequent sale of other promising  claims joining the Mollie Hughes.  The new company will commence  operations in the near future on an extensive scale and will, it is contemplated,  be shipping ore before the spring months  are gone. Mr. Alexander will direct the  working of the property.  KOSEBEBV    RIPLETS.  Your correspondent was honored by an invita-  to an impressive ceremony to-day ; the occasion  being the laying of the foundation for the laboratory and office building of the Sampling Works.  Mr. Ostrander, the genial manager of the Company, called upon hi- superintendent, Mr. Lippitt,  the agent of the townsite, Mr. A. M. Beattie, the  J. P., A. M. Wilson, Esq., together with the  representative of lab.r, the contractor, Stephen  Trip, and his men, in absorbing several bottles of  Pommery extra dry, in honor of the occasion.  Mr. Nauit, the erood natured hotel keeper, added  his quota in the shape of what he called'���Canadian champagne," i.e.. a bottle of A No. 1 Rye,  which was hardly finished before the writer left  to get this in for thelpreseut issue.  It might be incidentally remarked, that since  the Sampling works are au assured fact, there are  numerous enquiries for lots here, and Mr. Beattie  has been compelled to postpone his intended visit  to the Ou.i.st to meet enquirers.  The mill now building will have a capacity of  151) tons per day. or 30.) on d mble shift, and judging by the plans and criticism of the contractor,  Mr. S. Trip, it will be lirst-elass in every respect,  aud is being built to stay. It is hoped to complete  the plant by the 15th of May. by which time the  mine managers of West Kooteiiay should have  conferred with Mr. Osiramlor, and be prepared to  take advantage of the market for their ore which  it is his business to secure for same The only  delay which can possibly occur will be the tardy  action of the railway company'in putting in sidetracks, which they'have promised to have completed by May 1st.  ft occurs to us that this enterprise is not a local  matter at all. but will mean as much to the whole  district in a general way, as to Rosebery in particular. It i.s at the least a boon to the prospector,  who will now be enabled to sell his small accumulation of ore for cash, and if necessary have his  hauling ".barges guaranteed, and also be enabled  to develop his own property and sell it as a mine,  rather than wait for some "investor who will be  willing to take his hard earned success at a large  discount because be cannot demonstrate by tape  line just what be has. This new enterprise is  known as The British Columbia Ore Sampling  Co. with head office at Vancouver.  A    SURPRISE   PARTY.  found on making inquiry regarding the request  for increase in school teacher's salary, that the  salary of a teacher in a certain grade cannot, under existing rules, be increased unless the salaries  ol all in the same grade are similarly raised. I  also was informed that all salaries in the grade  of oursehool teacher had been increased.  As regards appropriation for equipment of a  volunteer tire department, I found that I had  been exceptionally fortunate in procuring audience with tlie officials as early as I did, and that  havinjj once procured an interview, it might be  davs. possibly over a week before I could again  see all of them. One delegation had been there  six days trying to procure an interview with  some of the executive, and when 1 left bad not  yet. succeeded. I consequently left the matter in  the hands of our representative.-Mr. Hume. I  also wrote.to each member of the executive requesting that (and showing reasons why) a suffi  cienl. sum   be  appropriated  for   that   purpose.  During mv stay  in   Victoria  as your delegate  I met nearly  alfof  the  representatives  and en  lertained in a quiet   way and   to tlie best of usability several of them.  M'y"reception as your delegate wan uniformly  courteous, cordial 'and everything that could be  desired, and 1 am satisfied that iu addition to the  granting of the direct requests made, we will  reap additional advantages in the future, from  Ihe fact, that the needs of our town  have been called lo the attention of so many repi e-  sentaiive men.  ft was suggested to me by several of the inom-  liers of the' Legislative Assembly thai il would  be advisable, in view of the proposed redistribution of iSlcc.ior.il Districts, thai a petition be circulated in all tbe towns nf ;h" Slocan requesting  hat tin-Slocan have a   representative of its own.  I have, gentlemen, tlie honor to be.  Yours faithfully.  A. I-:! FAUQUIER.  HOLblE   HU��HKS   PKAL   Or.OSKI).  Tho  Property  Ki  Xoxr   in   t he  ���h    Company  Hands   of   a  $39 fare, from the cast and allowing ?o  for clothing', tobacco, etc., �� it return  passage home, at the end of 12 months  can save just Slb\ The above facts tire  learned from a careful investigation all  ahniir the line.''  Last Saturday, the 20th,   tlie deal was  closed  on   the  Mollie Hughes group, by  It. 11. II. Alexander   as   agent   for  Win.  II. Sandikn'd, representative   for a large i  Kngiish company   operating   in many of]  the great mining   centres  oi" the old and \  new    world.    The    purchase    price   was ���  $40,000. ten per cent, was paid down and j  the balance will be paid in   six and nine ;  months, $18,000 at <-\ich payment. j  The consummation of this deal sets til '  A few ladies in connection with the Ladies Aid  Society of the Presbyterian church in this city, at  their meeting on Thursday last, mooted the idea  of a "Pound Party" by way Of a little help and  encouragement to their esteemed minister, the  Rev. J. Cleland and his amiable and hardworking-  wife.  Every one seemed to at once take the matter up  in good earnest;. Woodcutters were soon at work  on the adjacent hill side, his reverence amongst  them. Do<vn town the Mayor soon had his noble  scheme trans-mog-ro-phyed'into a "Dollar Party"  and without delay had Mr. D. McMillan harnessed io a subscription list, who met with a very  heart?, and liberal response.  On Saturday niglie the Surprise came off at the  house of Mr. D. McMillan, on Society Hill, where  some 40 ladies and gentlemen had assembled with  a great quantity of articles of a very useful nature  and a purse of $85 was got together. Then when  all was iu readiness Io! and behold !! the Rev.  Mr. Cleland could not be found. Scouts were at  once sent out to different parts of the city, and  after a ver. energetic hunt he was found, and  along with Mrs. Cleland wasdecoved into Mr. D.  McMillan's house, where Mrs. McMillan, who had  been chosen sjiokesman, in a very neat speech of  well chosen words presented them with the purse  and some :l'5 or s.'lo worth of goods, wood, etc.  The surprise was great indeed, but not undeserved.  Then Mr. Cleland on behalf of himself and wife  was n,,t at all satisfied, but there and then turned  the "Surprise I'artv" into a " Thanksgiving:  Party." Of course lie was allowed to have his  own way. Afterwards games of various kinds  were indulged iu for some time, when refreshments were served in Mrs. McMillan's exceedingly nice style, after which songs and recitations  were in order until near midnight, when the  party broke up after a most enjoyable time by  singing, -i)Ui Lang Syne."  Sandon, B.C.. March I'Stli, 18!)8.  "Our pension list,"says the New York  Tribune, ''exceeds all Germany's army  cost by  more  than 8-10,000,000 a year,  and is s-20.ooO.OtiO more than that of  France. Russia's military expenditures  upon her j^iant army, patrolling' Kurope  and Asitt from the Baltic to the Yellow'  sett and the Indian ocean, exceed the  sum which, :-'<) years after the close of  the war, we still annually pay to our  pensioners. Russia's military burden,  till told, is $1.70,01'2,i;o0; our pension is  not equal to this, but, with the cost of  our small army of -20,000 men added,  the i.'g-.gTcg'ate exceeds it. Our military  expenditures are tints o'reater than  those of anv country in the world.'"  Seizing    (lie    Opponunity.  '���What/' asked   the  you do it yon could he  " Me V   answered  ;  "1 M borrow enoiii  the rest of mv life  dreamer,   "would  a king tor a day'.'"  ic   practical   man.  dr nionev to live on for THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MARCH 31, 1898.  FUTH YEAJEt  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION" RATES:  Three months i* .7.1  Six "         1.25  Twelve ��� " 2.00  T HREE YEARS   5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents tier line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  government, but it is safe to wager  that Uncle Sam will take this opportunity to give Spain a thrashing. It  won't be necessary for us to become  excited, nor would it be good manners to do so. It would be more de-  coreous for us to open an account with  Uncle Sam and prepare to receive his  patriotic financiers, who are bent on  traveling in foreign lands when that  nation is at war. We can recommend any of the Slocan Lake towns  IXI-CSION   OF   MIXING.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay j for quietude   and   rest���and they are  upon  live topics   perfectly safe.  District and communications  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 j  TKAKING DOWN TO BUIIJ) UP.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that tlie editor  wishes once again to look ut  your collateral.  TEUKSDAF, MARCH 31. 1898.  I���  THK KDITOK'S SPAKK MOMKSTS.  I There seems to be a desire on the  ! parr of a few individuals in the Slocan  j lake towns to array one against tbe  I other, and to build up the one of their  choice by detracting from the other.  Fortunately this is not the spirit of all  I the people. The great majority are  j above this narrow principle and can  ] see in the advancement of one town  , Some of the days during the winter j the advancement of all, but there ap-  thatisjust dying the editor did not jpears to be enough of the over-zealous  lay up more than one cent. j element in each town to keep up a    j continual ripple,   the undercurrent of  The Spokane route to the Slocan is j which is decidedly distasteful and  in good condition, no trouble being jcan bring no good.' It is natural to  experienced in crossing the passes,     j have our preferences as to townsite;  j and honest rivalry  is to  be encour-  jaged.    But what we complain  of is  - There is more need of work on the  streets of New Denver than there is  for halt the amount of parleying about  little things.  John L. Sullivan   is anxious to  raise a regiment of prize  fighters to  go against Spain.    This would paral  ize the Dons, as they are unacquainted with jawbone warfare.  that mean, groveling spirit that  would tear down another rather than  to attempt to outstrip him in the race  for supremacy by earnest effort and  arduous toil.  So far as New Denver is concerned  her people have ever held in high  esteem their friends in the neighboring camps, and have earnestly desired to see one and all advance on a  solid basis.    But at  the   same  time  A genuine ghost is said to haunt  one of the placer claims near Dawson  City. Might be a ghost of some of,  the chances the people are taking in i the>r hav'e deprecated the work of  their search for the metal that is boomsters and wild-cat manipulators,  yellow in its complexion. !and because of this some people have    j turned against the  metropolis of the  The talk about an alliance between' j head of the lake.    New Denver, how  A Rossland mining' operator, home  from an eastern trip, recites the difficulties experienced in interesting the  uninformed in quartz mining: "You  show them a piece of Kootenay ore, and  they look at it closely aud ask:  'Where is the gold?' You tell them  that it is in the rock, and they reply :  'Where is it? I can not see it*' Then  they will tell you that the pure gold is  to be found in the Klondike, and all  one has to do to get it is to dig for it  and take out the gold. 1 told them the  gold in the Kootenay rock is not hue  gold, and had to explain how it is extracted before they understood the  situation. Many have their heads so  completely turned by the Klondike excitement that nothing can be clone with  them." ..-'���  This is the correct explanation of the  Klondike furor. The inexperienced  eastern man, who has never seen a gold  j or silver mine, allows his fancy to he  chained by a little pile of nuggets of  inconsequential value compared with  the monthly profits paid by scores of  smelting mines. It looks sb.easy aiid,  enticing. There are the lumps of gold,  dug from the earth in a way not unlike  that of digging potatoes. Von get to  Klondike, you stake out your claim,  you shovel the pay earth into a rocker,  and at night vou'stow away the nuggets in a coai oil can. No skill, no  experience, no bookkeeping required.  One man can do it as well as another.  Of course this a fanciful picture is  very different from the real thing, but  the'lvlondiker does not learn the difference until he gets upon the ground.  This desire of the eastern man to see  the real gold likewise makes him an  easy shot for the promoter who is selling or stocking that most treacherous  of gold mines, the narrow seam or the  pockety chute from which most of the  fine gold quartz specimens are taken.  Some of these tiny veins, an inch or  less in thickness,* turn out specimens  that are veritable jewels, lint they  hardly ever return a profit. The inexperienced investor knows nothing of  that. His fancy is caught by the handsome specimen, and against that a  trainload.of pay ore without the yellow  gleam weighs ;is nothing with him. He  wants an interest in a mine where the  gold can be picked out and stowed  away in one's pocket without any  medium of railroads and smelters.  And that is why so many eastern people lose at mining.���Spokane Review.   ������-  TUIEI>    TO    KKI'ORTM.  ladia  oetirea!  Established  1817.  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 in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager;  mmnumirviir'aM^TW^&'var^^  OURNE  s  (31 {OCEKIES,  DRY GOODS,  CLOTHING.,  BOOTS & SHOES,  J IT LIES.  'IN WAKE.  BUILDERS'  STOVES,  ENAMEL and  PAINTS, OILS, GLASS,  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS,-'  .JESSOP & BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS. ETC..  AT LOWEST PRICES.  New Denver,'B.  C. S. KASilDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL���& FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MININt.i  INTEREST^ BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.   INVITED   < Vmiplotc list., uf claim? for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  Travelers  BBSS'  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Will Iind the  grow into something substantial. If  the two nations would stand pat they  could bluff the balance of the world  on any military proposition that  might heave in sight.  The dividing of the Slocan into  three divisions last year against the  wishes of the people will furnish a  few nails for the coffin of the present  B. C. Government. The sooner it  gets six feet of earth the better for  this unfortunate Province.  "Beef Spanish" has been taken off  the bill-of fare in several New York  restaurants owing to the high grade  of patriotism now prevailing in that  city. This is surprising, as our  American cousins should be prepared  to down anything Spanish.  England and the United States may J ever,   has nothing to complain   of.  Her growth has been slow but solid,  and what is here is here to stay.  Her business blocks are all occupied  and the demand for residences keeps  pace with the supply. The mines  that are directly tributary are being  rapidly developed, and withal the  prospect for the future is decidedly  encouraging.  The neighboring camps, Silverton  and Rosebery, are both looking up.  The Rosebery sampler will be completed in sixty days  and  this will  give to that point such impetus as  will soon build up a town.    Silverton  has a very bright future.    The mines  on Four Mile never looked so well as  now and the number of miners employed in them is steadily being increased.     There is also prospect of a  concentrator or two being  built on  Four Mile,   all   of   which   will contribute to Silverton's prosperity.    The  camps at Ten Mile and Twelve Mile  are having a fair share of prosperity,  and Slocan City,  while experiencing  some degree of dullness, the result of  last year's wild boom, is fast recovering and, with the development of the  valuable mining properties tributary  to it, must become an important business and shipping centre.  What is to the permanent advancement of any one of these camps will  benefit all, and there is nothing more  foolish than the thought evidently  held by some that one camp can be  built up by the tearing down of  another.  in   the   (Jreat.i  If Esquimau!t is entitled to two  members in the Provincial Jumble  now in session at Victoria, surely the  Slocan, with more than five times the  number of voters should have, one  representative in that brilliant assemblage of massive intellects.  No one blames the Sandon delegates for making an attempt to have  the Record Office transferred from  New Denver to Sandon. As the  Government assays high in promises  just now, it is a wonder that the Sandon people's request was refused in  reference to the matter.  The sudden change in the Mineral  Act in reference to advertising certificate of improvement notices is said to  have been made to please a surveyor  with political influence who would  have been out a few dollars on advertising if Baker's amendment had  become law. Nice legislators we  have in B. C.  The funeral of the present B. C.  government will take place next  summer, from present indications.  The following would be an appropriate epitaph:  The Comiques at Kasfo and Sandon  should be suppressed. Not so much  upon moral grounds, as from the horrible singing indulged in. In is  liable to increase the export to our  lunatic asylums, and something  should be done in the matter. A delegation to Victoria might improve the  present condition of affairs.  The B. C. Government does not  display good sense in distributing  their advertising. They pay the  same rate to all papers, but prefer in  many cases to waste the people's  money by patronising little patent-  gutted, pap-sucking rags without influence or scarcely any circulation, to  bold and independent journals whose |  editors will not say 'that's good''to  every move that the bunglers make.  It is now almost an assurred fact:  that war will be declared between  Spain and the United States. The  Court of Inquiry has reported to President McKinley its findings, which  are that the Maine disaster was the  result of the explosion of a floating  submarine mine. The blame cannot  be directly  fixed  upon  the Spanish  The   Sad   Story  of  a Man  West.  Tompkins went away out west last fall  to win fame and fortune in journalism  and i incidentally to elevate society generally. His success may be imagined,  notes the Detroit Free Press, from the  fact that he was back to his, native soil,  out of pocket and out of spirils, while he  unburdened himself thus to the first  friend he met:  "Don't you say anything  about the  big, great-hearted West to me!"  "Didn't vou get along all  right  out  there ?"  "Get  along!    Aw, yes!    I  got along  home as soon as   I   could,   and here I'm  going to stay.   I'll just tell you all about  it.   I started my paper up all right and  got out one number, and I made it good  and strong and  told   the  people  some  solemn  truths   about   the   morals  and  manners of the town,  and how I'd come  out there in  a missionary  spirit, as it  were, to   help   them  to do better, etc.  Well,  if   vou'd   believe  me, the  paper  hadn't been out three hours before a big,  ungentlemanly   brute   sailed   into   my  office and kicked me out of my chair and  kicked me over my desk and dragged me  around by the heels and  held me out of  the second stor y window,   head  downward,   until I'd ' promise   to take back  what I'd said about his saloon.   Then a  woman came in  and  would have horsewhipped me if I had  not locked myself  up in a closet.    She hadn't been gone 10  minutes   bei'oie   a   man  came   in   and  knocked three  of  my  front teeth down  mv throat and poured  a  lot of paste all  over me.    Before I could get it washed  off a whole lot  oi  rude  creatures came  tearing up the  stairs,  using  awful language and  they threw my whole outfit  out  of  the windows   and   dragged me  down stairs and chucked  me in a pond,  and when they threatened to ride me on  a rail if I didn't leave the place in three,  hours, I got up and  left,   as any man of  spirit would   have  done.   The east is  good enough for me.  The wild west isn't  susceptible to culture anyhow."  Oil    Fleldn    of    Kast    Kootenay.  Arlington Hotel  it pleasant placcto stop nt when in  Slocan City.  GETlllNG & HENDERSON,  Proprietors.  108 Bishopsgate St.  I within ]  The  British L0NW)N>ENG-  Subscription, .si.of) per annum  Columbia  Review  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  M hie 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 tho largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall he pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  in my line.  :��2m^mwoiKsssss!B^BaxamumiiK^mr^  To    Brokers-,    Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims. Mining   Engineers, Assayors.  ���fournalists and others':���  i;  Atlvortise in the  only   representative  Kl"'��,,e-     A Good Investment  i;  C.  itcviuw,    The  V.   .loiirnal  II!  W. S.  Dhkwky  Kaslo, B.C.  H.T.Twici;  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  iTSTKaslidall & Fauquier, Agents.  ][t L. GRIMMETT, lITb. ~~~~  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  DO  Q M. WOOD WORTH,  M.A., LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER. Etc.,  .MINES and REAL EST  imE  aSSB^^3  m&3%m&  hkhk i.riis  A.   GOVERNMENT  THAT  lilKli I.N  .irxK.  isns.  CHOM   LACK   UK   IIKAINS  A.NIi    CKNfKAI.  I X COM I' K   I' K X (J Y .  DON'T   TOUCH   THE   MOSS.  Besides being indisputably rich in  coal deposits. East Kootenay is said, on  good authority, to have other resources  awaiting the completion of the Crow's  Nest Pass railway. One of these is to  fully develope the petroleum find in the  southeastern portion of the Flathead  velley. This is a section of country but  little known and is separated from the  remainder of the district by a range of  high mountains. The surface indications  are good, and two different, qualities of  oil have been found on Kishneena creek,  a short distance north of the boundary  line. There is natural gas from the bed  rock that: burns freely on ignition. Dr.  Selwyn, of the Dominion Government  survey, make a special trip to the valley  and was surprised to rind that the oil  was genuine and also that it was found  in the cambrian formation, as all oil  iields reeentlyfound are in Trenton'litne-  stone.  Spring stock of Hats, Feathers, Veiling, Cheffon's and other goods for ladies  just received at Mrs. Merkley's.  DR. MILLOY,  Slocan City, B. C.  p    G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  Yl. E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  Th  Windsor  RESTAURANT  In NEW DENVER is always ready to do  business. It has never closed its doors  on account of the little financial breezes  that blow adversely occasionally in the  Silvery Slocan. Tlie weary and hungry  pilgrim lias always been able to get his  wants, and in consequence they call again  when in town. Keep your eye on the  Sunday dinners.  JACOBSON & CO.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  G  WILLI.M & JOHNSON.  (MeGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Sloean  City,  B C  HOTELtS OF KOOTENAY  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  ASSflVElvS OF B. G.  I  OTEL SANDON,  vft    /t\   tK   ^K    /r\   y^\  Sandon, B.C.  J1JOWARD WEST,  Assoc. 1-.' S ,\I. l.niiiton. Enjr  MINING- ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and    reported  on   f,.,'   in  tcndiuir purchasers.  Assay  ollice and  Chemical   Laboratory.  Belle-  vnc avu. New Denver. BC.  J. M. M. RENEDUM,  qpHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to aceommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  tlie Sloean, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  Silverton.  '^ai^u^jBsnuaaisazaaa^^jaaauHatLus  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  l)K  K. A. S. MARS  ..A,.  An-irishman who had boon in a fiyht  with a neighbor had one of his ears  chewed   off.   Ho,   consulted   a   lawyer  of  a  proseeu-  concerning the bring-in."'  tion,   and   after a   somewhat   lengthy  | account of the difficulty, ended his story  as follows :  "I wouldn't mind so much for myself,  lawyer, but I'd hate like the devil to  raise a familv wid one ear."  A.  DRISCOLL. C  I ominion & Provincial  Lard Surveyor.  Slocan Citv, B.C-  Dentist.  Kaslo. B C  The Clifton House,  Graduate  Chicago  if Ainerican Colic  if 1 lentid .iurtrcrv  WANTED ���Teachers. Barristers. Physicians  and   others of   similar   training for hiirh  class  soliciting.    Will   pay   forty dollars weekly  on  domonstration of necessary'ahilitv.  BRAOLEY-0 ARKETKOS COMPANY. Limited  TV i HO Mil.  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a larice number of people.     The rooms are Iarpre  and airy, and the Dining- Room is provided with everything- in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop. Fifth Year.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MARCH 31, 1898.  TWO   WOMAN'S    OVES.  Two babes were bom in the self-same town,  On the very same bright day ;  They laughed and cried in their mother' arms  In the very self-same way ;  And both, were pure and innocent  As falling flakes of snow,  But one of them lived in the. terraced house,  And one in the street below.  Two children plaved in the self-same town.  And the children both were fair.  But one had curls brushed smooth a nd round,  The other had tangled hair;  Two children both grew up apace,  As other children grow,  But one of them lived in the terraced house,  And one in the street below.  Two maidens wrought in the self same town,  And one was wedded and loved*  Tbe other saw through the curtain's part  The world where her sister moved ;  And one was smiling a happy bride.  The other knew care and woe ;  For one of them lived in the terraced house  And one in thv street below.  Two women lav dead in the self-same town,  And one had had tender care,  The other was left to die alone  On her pallet all thin aud bare;  And one had many to mourn her loss.  For the other few tears would flow;  For one had lived in the terraced house,  And one in the street below.  If Jesus who died for the rich and the poor,  In wondrous holy love.  Took both the sisters in His arms  Aud carried thou above,  Then all the difference vanished quite, ���  For in heaven none would know  Which of them lived iu the terraced house  And which in the street below. .  ���Unidentified.  QUESTION   OK   SEX.  Danhury, Conn.���A discovery like  qhat of Professor Schenck, of Vienna, in  relation to determining the sex of a  child before its birth, has been made by  Dr. Wilhur'S. Watson. Dr. Watson  asserts positively that it is within his  power not only to influence the sex of  a ehild, hut to produce at will a male or  a female.  The result of several years' experience by   Dr.   Watson   have   just been  made known to some of the physicians  of this city and litis aroused g-reat interest   among1   the   few   who were made  acquainted   with   the discovery.    Dr.  Watson is a physician of hi��rli standing'  in   medical   circles.     He   is    medical  director   of   the   Connecticut   national  guard and is attached to the staff of  Brigvulier-iGeiierid   Hussell  Frost, with  the rank of colonel.   He litis been president of the Fairfield .County Medical  Society and of   the Danhury Medical  Society and is an alderman iii this city.  Dr. "Watson says that the secret which  led to his interesting1 discovery was imparted to him by an old stock breeder  who died a few years ago.    Dr. Watson  attended him  (hiring1 his final  illness  and just before   his   death   the  stock  breeder told him of a discovery lie had  made   in breeding'   horses and  cattle.  Dr. Watson was incredulous at first, but  he beg-an a series of experiments which  convinced the -physician of the truth of  the stockman's statement.    Dr. Watson  is certain now that his method is infallible and will give his patients the benefit  of it.    He declines to give to the press  the secret of it.   He declares, however,  that anv medical expert or scientist interested in his discovery may question  him and he will give his method a test  at any time.    His investigations have  been as much directed  toward production of female offspring- as to male offspring.  The early experiments "made by Dr.  Watson   were   among   animals.     The  mare which he drives was the result of  one experiment.    When  the physician  became certain   that   sex  could be influenced in an animal,  he directed his  attention  towards  human beings with  equally g-ood results, and this method,  he says,  lias  never yet  failed.     In a  statement which   Dr.   Watson   has prepared lie says that it is not necessary  for the mother to undergo any treatment.    The doctor  prefers to  consult  with the father   alone,  or if with the  mother, to do so  in  the presence of the  father and other physicians.    He does  not agree with   Professor Schenck  that  nourishment or diet  have anything' to  do with determining1 the sex of a child.  Neither does he ��� agree with the Professor that the father" litis no influence in  determining- sex.    He believes that one  has as much influence as the other.  The physician has seen .more than  700 cases' of childbirth. He believes  firmly that in every one of these lie  could have influenced the sex of the  child by asking half a dozen questionsr  and could have told'correctly the sex of!  the child at anv time before its birth.     !  we were obliged to suspend operations  until a further supply of the raw material to the extent of 60 tons per week  could be obtained."  "Is your process a commercial success?   was asked.  "A complete success," was the reply.  "By recent improvements we have succeeded in making- ore which yields  ��1,500 to the ton in gold and silver. I  want to say further that there is not a  share of this stock on the market; The  total amount realized by the sale of  stock has been only ��15,440, which has  been used in the erection of this plant  and in securing mining claims. I held  originally 1,170 shares, and have purchased since G30 shares, which costs me  $5,462. E. R, Kosh, of Penryth, Va.,  who was my original partner during-  the long experimental stages of this  process, against my wishes and advice,  put 200 shares of stock on the market  last September, and it was this offering-  which brought upon me, my process  and the whole concern the newspaper  ridicule which followed.  "Robert W. Hunt & Co., the leading-  metallurgical chemists of this city, made  an independent test of my formula last  April under the most rigorous conditions, and in reporting on the test to  Lyman J. Gage, secretary of the  treasury, they say this: 'Following-  Mr. Brice's formula, we obtained both  metals. In the test just completed the  results ware : Gold, S3.10 ;��� silver, $1.01  per ton. The investigations were conducted under the personal supervision,  participation and constant presence of  the   writer,   and   absence   of   outside  THE   iKOOTENAI    A1K    SUPPLY   CO.  parties  Robert  The report   was   signed   by  W. Hunt, the head of the firm".  TRANSPORTATION    TO  KIVEK.  THE    PEACH  Ainsworth is the oldest working camp  in West Kootenai.   The ores are silver-  lead in a very heavy formation, where  the cost of development is quite high,and  requires considerable power. The veins  carry considerable water, and so far no  great depth has been attained on any of  the properties.   There are several shipping- mines in the district, and two concentrators.    The   point   at which   the  Kootenai Air Supply Co. is., installing-  its plant is on Coffee Creek, about two  miles south of the heart of the district.  The  creek   rises 25 miles back from  Kootenay Lake in the hig'h altitudes of  the Slocan Mountains, and the stream  is  fed by a  huge   glacier.    Like   all  mountain streams,  the  flowage  varies  abnormally,  the lowest reading-being'  about 2,500 cubic feet, to a maximum of  8,000 or 10,000 cubic feet per minute.  The high water period extends through  the summer months, and until  late in  the fall,  or during- the period when  a  greater   demand  occurs for air.   The  creek has an average fail of 10 feet in  100, and the company is now building- a  dam across this creek five feet hig'h,and  a circular stave barrel flume, which has  been sawed by the Salino Lumber Co.,  the staves being 8 inches by l�� inches,  bevelled to the shape of a barrel five-  eigirths-inch  round; iron   bands, with  take-up bolt!1,  will be used to hold the  flume together, and  these will   be set  3 or -1   feet  1}  on  the   flume.   Joints are  ,, A section of country that is now attracting much attention is Peace river.  Of this so far as known valuable mining-  section few reliable reports are obtainable.   From the fact that at the present  time a part of 25 men from Fresno, and  San Lois Obispe, California, are here  outfitting- for   that  section   for a two  years stay, and  that next month from  one district alone,   a party of 50 men  will arrive for that section, besides hundreds of other gold seekers that will becoming in from  now on.   It seems an  opportune time to urge on the government that this is the accepted time for  encouragement  to transportation companies to build up and open the section  known as the Peace river country, by  steamers,    railroads,     wagon    roads,  trails, etc.    We understand a company  are now applying-, or about to do so, to  the provincial government for a charter  for railroad and steamboat lines from  Ashcroft.   If so justice wiil demand that  a careful consideration be paid the company above referred to, or any other  company that can  command the necessary capital to undertake a work of this  magnitude.    Reports of tne striking of  this magnitude.    Reports of the striking of rich digging's tit the headwaters  of the Findlay river,   which  with the  Parsnip forms" the Peace river seems to  be authentic.   There are many thousands of square miles  in that "section  lying- north of Omenica, and east that  could well he reached by a transportation  line   with the starting-   point   at  Ashcroft by rail  163 miles Soda Creek,  from there"by steamer to Quesnelle and  with the promised government work on  the   Cottonwood    and     Fort    George  canyons, and. a little work  is required  on the outlet to Stuart's lake, a continuous water course is open to the upper  end of North Tatla Lake, or by the use  OfGiscomb portage across the Fraser  180 miles above Quesnelle, the portage  being only seven miles across to Summit lake, the source of the Parsnip is  reached, and down this stream the navigation is good as far as and even below  the   Findlay   branch.     These   routes  would open   up an  immense territory.  Cariboo   with   its more than  7,000,000  pounds of freight sent   through from  Ashcroft last year would benefit greatly.   Omenica with its most promising-  hydraulic   properties   that   are   being'  now opened up on a large scale, and  the   vast   unexplored    country   lying-  north, stretching out toward the Laird  and the Mackenzie rivers, all would be  immensely benefitted  by a   course of  action that will bring- about as speedily  as may be the introduction of railroads  and steamboats.���Ashcroft Journal.  broken alternately in the wooden stave,  a saw cut being made at the end of each  stave, one-eig-hth inch thick and 1 inch  deep, and a piece of iron of the same  size is inserted to join the staves together. The lumber used is cedar, and the  flume will be set on ties and wedged in  place. This form of construction is  quite common on the coast, and a flume  of the character in question will last  long-er than a light hydraulic iron flume,  the"lumber becoming water-soaked and  practically imperishable. The total  length of the flume is 1,351 feet, and the  pressure on the flume will vary from 5  to 10 lbs., dependent oh the lieig-ht ol*  the stream. This flume will cost corn-  plete'with iron rods, exclusive of grading-, about SI.25 per foot. The lumber  is laid down dressed at $10.50 per M.,  lumber being exceedingly cheap in this  section, while iron, owing1 to excessive  freight rates, is very high.  The company is proposing to instal  the receiving water tank and down-flow  pipe in wood, stave barrel construction  being' u��ed throughout, so that the only  iron in the plant will be the air chamber  at the bottom of the shaft, and the  f-inch iron rods necessary to hold the  flume and the down-flow pipe.  The head under which the plant will  operate is 107 feet from tlie level of the  water in the tank to the level of the  water in the creek, and the back pressure of the rising water in the shaft  will equalize the pressure in the down-  flow pipe, so that the severest pressure  profits, for with a drill rate of S3 (less  than half the price of a miner's wag-e on  the !24-hour run) the air h.p. will still  net, if from 20 to 30 drills are connected,  between $140 and $150 per h.p.. per  annum.  The estimated cost of the pipe lines  laid ou the ground is $18,000, a portion  of which, however, will be borne by the  consumer, bringing- the total estimated  cost of the plant to'$30,000. When once  installed, the maintenance and operating-expenses should be inappreciable.  There is no moving" machinery to wear  out, no operators needed at tlie central  station, and the life of the pipe-line is  aimost perpetual, as being laid above  ground, it is affected only by atmospheric conditions.  The greatest interest is being1 taken!  by miners, who are the largest users of  air in the world, in this installation at  Ainsworth. It means a vast saving in  mining, for there are few mining districts throughout the entire West where  a sufficient amount of water power is  not available within from 5 to 10 miles  of mines to operate plants, and after  the capital investment has been made  the miner practically gets his motive  power (and air is absolutely essential to  him as motive power) without any cost  oilier than the interest charg-e.  Steps are now being taken by the  Taylor Air Compressing- Co., which is  installing- the plant at Ainsworth  throueii its sub-company, the Kootenay  Air Supply Co., to make a similar installation'in the Rossland and Ymir  districts, Inthe former-district some  750 actual air h.p. are to-day being consumed, and the total cost of the air h.p.  at the mine to-day a verges more than  $200 per air h.p. per annum. This section is one of the most inviting fields for  the installation of a plant,' the rock  being especially hard, and the air power  being absolutely indispensable for mining- in the district.���Canadian Engineer.  SALE OF -MINERAL CLAIMS BY  THE interests of the late Francisco di Miehele '  inthe whole of the Buehera. and the Iona, !  and an undivided one-fourth of rlie Allcorn rnin- i  ei-al claims, situate in tbe Slocan City Mining-'  Division of the District of   West Kootenay. will  he sold by public  auction  on   Friday, the loth  day of April next, in front of It. B. Kerr's law  office in New Denver, li. C.   Terms, ten jier cent  down, balance to be paid  within 10 days of sale,  rhe highest  or anv tender not necessarily accepted.  Particulars as to title can  be obtained from  R. B. Kerr, Solicitor for the Administrator.  Dated the 22(1 da v of March, lSfiR,  A. M. BEATTIE.  Auctioneer for J.  F. Armstrong, Official Administrator.  The New Denver Lkdok  se insert the  above four times between 22d March and date of  ��>Ie. -J. F. ARMSTRONG.  Official Administrator.  . .   ��� Fort Steele, B. C  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring*  their families.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Kuby Trust, Kentucky Girl,   Ulu�� Peter  Fraction and  Is.ibe]  Fraction.  Situate in the. Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Fennell Creek, a brunch of Four Mile creek.  TA KE NOTICE that I. Charles S. Rashdall, as-  1 .ij.'ent for The Comstock Mines (British Columbia) Limited, f-ee miner's certiiicate No  (Wi A. intend, (todays from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown srant  of the above claims.  And. further take notice, that notion  under section 37, must lie commenced  before tho issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of March 18:iS.   CHARLES S. RASHDALL.  Kaslo Slineral  Claim.  Vlli ijujiici   U1UCIV.  HMAKE NOTICE that I. W. D. McKay, act  1    asaffcnt for D. E. Sprasue, free m in  Hypnotizing   a   Hen.  HOAV    TO    JIA.KI  (HU.D.  Chicago.-  C. Briee, president and  general manager of the National .Metallurgical company, which has a plant at  Lowe avenue and Thirty-ninth street  for the purpose of manufacturing gold  and silver, said that in consequence of  having secured all   rights  to their pro-  ���'Ditl you ever hypnotize a chicken ?"  asked Police Commissioner Kind the  other night. "It's dead easy. Just  catch your lien, place it on the floor in  front of you with its tail toward you.  Take a piece of chalk and draw a  straight line, beginning at a point just  under the hen's head and extending a  foot and a half or more.  "The bird will fasten  its eyes on the  chalk, and in tt twinkling she is uncon-  cess by patents applied for all over the! scions of anything but that line.    You  world the operations of the company | can cuff and kick" her about as much as  would no longer be conducted in secret.  The precious metal  factory will hereafter be    conducted in as   mamier-of-  fact a  manner and as open to public  inspection as those of any well-conducted  manufacturing- establishment-   Mr. |  Briee sees   no   reason    now   why   his!  formula should not   be   given   to the|  public.    Here it is : j  Take of chemically  Suiphur '..  Iron   Caustic soda   miv, .-iiilnunnv.  .1 parts  10 parts  1  part  I parts  Place these ingedients  in a graphite  crucible and expose to a white'heat, of  b,000 degrees,   from   eight to  IS hours.  Powder the resulting  mass and mix it i  well to incorporate  the metal .vith  thej  slag.   Combine this  with charcoal, one j  part; oxide   of   lead,   five   parts;'and;  caustic   soda,   four   parts.      Fuse the |  whole until a metallic button is obtain-  ind  cupel   this   metallic  esult  will   be  gold   and  you please, but here gaze will immediately return to the chalk line. When I  wtis sailing before the mast it was not  an unusual thing on a ealm day, when  there was'no work in sight, to see a  dozen or more sailors, each with a. lien  in his hands, drawing* chalk marks. It  is the most perfect' case.of complete  hypnotism I ever saw. Just try it some  time if vou don't believe if ."���Toronto  Blade.  at any point on the down-flow pipe will  not exceed HO lbs. The hoops will be  put on at distances varying from (i  inches to ;i feet. The total" depth of the  shaft, which is now down about 99 feet,  will be 210 feet, of which 20 feet at the  base will be for the compression tank.  In order to overcome the loss in the  Magog plant due to ineffective separation, some slig'ht modifications will be  made in the "construction of the Ainsworth plant, as will appear from the  detail annexed. The down-flow pipe  discharges its water into an iron inlet,  which extends itself all round the centre  or water line of the compression tank,  and as the circumference of this tank  will be approximately 51 inches, and  the water with its corkscrew motion  and its hig'h velocity swings around this  inlet, every particle of air carried down  will be separated, so that the company's  engineers figure on an efficiency of "at  least 70 per cent, of air h.p. out of the  gross h.p. of the stream.  Bv the substitution of wood for iron  in this work, the cost of the installation  will be a moderate factor, and when  the compressor outputs 500 air h p. the  h.p. cost of the air at the compressor  site will represent a capital investment  of only from $22 to S23. The h.p. output of the compressor will vary from  "330 h.p., when the flowage is 2,500 e.f.  per minute to a maximum of 050 h.p.  when the flowage is 4,500 cf. per  minute, the details of the plant being all  worked out for the maximum flowage,  which could be maintained throughout  the entire year, if necessary, by the construction of further dam accommodation  to store the water for the heavy load.  Tlie company is now working 20 men  sinking the shaft. The shaft is 6x8 feet  in area, and a small boiler, 6x8 double  hoist, and No. 2 Rand drill���all supplied  by Jenckes Machine Company���are  now running on the work. The shaft  is being sunk alongside the creek, and  up to the present time, on account of  the hardness of the rock, very little  water has been met. Progress at the  rate of about a foot per diem, in sinking-  is attained, the cost being between 82t>  and $30.  The main pipe-line of the company  will be run from the compressor to some  point on on the Black.Diamond ground,  a distance of 10,000 feet. The pipe-line  will be 9 inches in diameter in the clear,  and with an initial pressure of 90 lbs.. j  and allowing it   loss of lu lbs. in trans-i  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  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District; Where located: About  one mile oas: of Cody on the south fork of  Carpenter Creek  ' " tin  ....--,    ner's  certificate No. 'I7531 and John S. Parker, free  miner's certificate No. 7773H, intend si.xtv days  Irom the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificare of improvements for the  purpose of obtain frig-a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that fiction under section 37 must he commenced- before the issuance of  uc"  SOS  I'jti ,n I1IH.-1. i,t; uuiiiinciieeii iiciore l.'  iich certificate of improvements:  Dated this I3t.h day of .January, ]?  Oro iirineral  Claim.  Situated in tlie Slocan Minine Division of  West Kootenay District. Where looated:  .About one mile ea-t of Codv on the south  fork of Carpenter Creek.  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several building?  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Terms, �� cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agen  date hereof toapnly to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining: a Crown grant of the above claim.  _ And further take notice, that action under section 37, must bo commenced before the. issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this lilth day of January, LS'iS.  Alma No. 'J yiiineral Claim.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ton and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Districts Where located: About  one mile east of Codv on the south fork of  Carpenter Creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I. \V. D. McKay, aetinrr  1 as agent for D. E. Spru-rue, free miner's certificate No.. ii753l. and John S Parker, free  miner's certificare No 7773!), intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply ro the Minhiff Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of January. 1898.  Coiniskoy; Mineral Claim.  Train ar daily  except Sunday'  Train lv daily.  nl   al  write.  kinds,   call   on  or  Situate in the Slocan Minim;Division of West  Kootenay   District.      Where,   located:   On  the Galena Farm, adjoining the Peerless  mineral claim on the north.  'PAKE NOTICE that I. Francis J. O'Reilly of  I   Silverton, B. C. as airent for the Galena  Mines Ld, (Foreign) Free Miner's Certificate No.  cfto A., intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the .Mining  Recorder for a certificate of  improvements,  fur the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take' notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 1st ..lav of February, 1898.    '   FRANCIS I. O'REILLY.  llinnliiiK    Mineral    Claim.  W.F Jeetzel & Co,  DRUGGISTS, Nelson, B.C.  TAKK  Atlantic utMsi Lues.  California. Allan Line   Parisian. " ..  Carthaginian  Labrador .Dominion Line..  Vancouver. '���  From .Montreal  From New Ywk  Umbria, Cunard Line   Etruria ' "  ���  Campania..     ���������  ���  Majestic, White Star Line ���  Teutonic        '���   St. Paul. American Line ���  St. Louis. ���'  ���  State of Nebraska. Allan State Line ���  Southwark. Red Star Line ���  Noordland.' "  ���  Cabin >'-ir>. >���;>'���), >f"0. 7;i -So and upwards.  Intermediate .-.'iO and upwards.  Steerage .��25.."jO and upwards.  Passengers  Ticketed  throuirh  lo all uolm  Great Britain or Ireland, and at   Specially  rates to all parts of the European Continent. :  Prepaid Passages arranged from all points. j  Apply to A. O. MfiAtrniUR.  C.P.R.  Aircnt 1  Sandon, or I  WILLIAM   STITT.  General Agent, !  C. P. R. Office's. WiiinineL' j  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay district. Where located: On Four  .Mile Creek, an extension of the Vancouver  No. >.  NOTICE that I. F. S. Andrews, airent  lor W. II. Helh-ar. Free Miner's Certificate  No. llaS A. intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply p, tho .Urning Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose or  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further rake notiee. that action under Sec.  ."7 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certiiicate. of improvements.  Dated this oth da v of November, lrt.47.  F. S. ANDREWS,  Agent for \V. FL Hellvar.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADINCCO.,  LTD.  KOOTENAY LAKE  AND RIVER.  Summer Card.   Effective March 15, 18!)S.  SS.   INTERNATIONAL. ,  South bound. North bound.  Read down Read up.  Sandon  Train lvsdailv, 1:00pm    10.50 am train ar daily  " Kaslo  "      ar      "     3:Jnpm      8:00 am    "     lvs    "  Boat lvsdaily Boat ar daily  except Sunday..r>-Af>am      8:10 pm..except Sundy  Ainsworth  "    c"   ���   ;.fi:-loam    . 7:10 pm...      "      "  Pilot Bay  "       "       ..7:15 am       0:30 pm..       '���"       "  Balfour  '���    -������ "       ..7M5am      fi-OO pin..  Five Mile Point  . .!��:Wain       5:10 pm..       ".     '���  Nelson  MMoain      4:15 pm..       ���'       "  Northport        Train I v daily  ���> :5S pm      1:00 pm.. except Sun.  Rossland  l':50 pin       li':00 m. "       "  Spokane  '���MO p��i      8:00 am..       "       ���'  SS. ALBERTA.  Sandon  .l.oo pm      l0.5().imTrain ar daily  Kaslo  "    ar daily..H.-Jo jm      8.00am    "   lv daily-  Boat lv Tues. Boat ar Mon.  and Saturday.. 5.00 pin      1 00 am..and Tuesday  Ainsworth  "        "       ..H.L'Opm       ll.lo pm  Pilot Bay  ..7.00pm      11.00 pm        "       ���'  K uskonook  .10.00 pm      8.00 pm..Sun. & Wed.  Goat River  '���     12.00 night      (too jiin        "        li  Boundary'  Wed. & Sun. .. l.ooam      5.00 pm        "  Bonner's Ferry  '���   ar..s.oo am      -J.onpmlv   "  Train lv "      .11.-10 am      1.15 pm train ar "   "  Spokane  ..���.'.���15 am      7.00 am   ���'     lv  Meals and Berths not included.  Passengers on SS. International from Nelson,  Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay lake south  of P;lot Bay, will connect at that point with the  SS. Alberta.  Passengers for Nelson via SS. Alberta, from  points south of Pilot Bay. can. bv airangement  with purser, have stop-over at Pilot Bav or Ainsworth, or connect with SS. International at  Kaslo.  The company's steamers connect Kootenay  Lake and Slocan points with all points in the  United States and Canada, by way of Spokane  and Kootenay river.  Tickets sold and baggage checked to ail points  bv pursers on steamers or at our office.  GEORGE  ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  P.O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  NOTICE,  rPWO MONTHS  1    application  to  fter date I intend to.make  purchase, from the Commissioner of Lauds and Works the following  described parcel of land, viz: Beginning at a  post planted along side S. Walker's northwest  corner post and running north forty chains,  thence east eighty chains, thence south fortv  chains, thence west eit'lity chains to the point o"f  commencement: situated on the Columbia river  narrows, in the Kootenay district: three hundred and twentv acres.  ELLEN McDOUGALD.  Nakusp, P.. ('.. .March ll. i��)S.  NOTICE.  in  low  t S we wiil go  iV.    Restaurant  out  of business in  if on the 15th of Apri  due the firm must In: paid at mice.  All the restaurant  and  hotel  furniture  offered for sale.  ./ACOBSON& CO  New Denver. B. C. March lo, |8d,s.  the Windsor  all accounts  will be  SAM)    HV    KXI'EUIKX<:KI)    mux,  Tlie waste of life i.s o-reater than its I  accumulations.���Mark Hopkins. j  The surest way to wealth is to create!  it���not to accumulate what others have!  created.���Leland Stanford. j  ed. Scorify  mass and the  silver.  '���We have  represented  You'll never track me through the  world by the quarters I've dropped.���-C.  P. Hunting-ton.  the secret  of wealth.���Al-  lieen   ridiculed  ami  mis-  continued Mr. Briee, "by  reporters who were refused information  about our affairs  which  have been injurious to haveg*iveil out.   For instance,  tlieclosin��'(lo\\*n of our plant in .lanimry  was published as the collapse of the enterprise.    The  fact   is   that   in winter  time,   from   hick   of   roads   and  other  facilities, we could  not obtain our supply of antimony from  the mines in the  southwest   part   of   Utah.     They   are  situated in the wilderness and the nearest town is .Manti, 00 miles away.    We  made   a   contract   with    the    Hi��*bee-  Russell company ol  this city to supply  us.  but   when   the   time  for  delivery  came they failed us, alleging- that their  mine had'pinched out.1 For that reason  ���     Savtno' is  i bert Miller.  I   never made a loan  influenced  hy  I other  considerations   than   the  proba-  j bility of the payment  of the interest  I and'the return of the principal.���D. <").  Mills.  My son. never believe your own lies.  ���.lanies G. Fair.  In money  matters,  and act acconling-Iy.-  Fverv fellow has in proportion to  work ���Charles Crocker.  Be o-ood and true (to yourself,) and  require double security for the money  you loan to your relatives on a bond  and mortgage.���Mussel Sa^-e.���Ainerican Investments.  judge vour  man  -Daniel Mever.��i  lus  mission, will discharge 4,(i00 cf. of fret;  air per'minute,   or,  with   5 lbs. loss,  giving a final gauge pressure of 85 lbs.,  will discharge H,000 cf.  of free air per  minute.      From   the   Black   Diamond  ground branch pipe-line's will reach out  to the principal  operating properties in  the district, and it is expected that with  two miles  of these  branch pipe lines,  varying in size from 8 to 0 inches, from  250 to 350 h.p.  of air can be sold.    The  pipe-lines   will be  wrought  iron,  with  bolted joints and rubber gaskets.  I    Throughout the Kootenay district the  1 present charge for the air drill, consuin-  J ing from  SO to 120 cf.  of  free air per  ' minute, varies from So to 87 50 per day,  'dependent upon  the size  of the. steam  | conipressor'plant and the uel conditions i  i prevailing-.    The Kootenay Air Supply !  I Co. expect to sell power for the air drill j  j on the 21-hour run at 88 per day. or less !  : than the price of  a  miner's  wage,  and'  I the mine  owner will   be saved all  the!  , capital cost of installing a compressor, ;  i with   its  attendant worry  and  cost of:  operation.    Any   prospector  along the'  line of the pipe-line  can tap on with  a  small   pipe,   and run a drill or ,-i hoist,  the capital   cost   of   which is not very  great, .and when he is through with his  work upon any  particular  property he  can take up  his outfit and  move  it to  another claim.    The  power  company,  while  able  and   ready  to  cut existing  rates in two. will  still make iiandsoin'e  KASLO& SLOGAN  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time,  Leave.  S on A.M.  ���'   s hi;  ������   :i .v; ������  '���   :t si ������  ������ 10 03 ���'  ���' 10 is ������  ���'  10 38 "  A it. 10 50 '���  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Minrr.  GEO  Kaslo  South Fork  SpronleV  Wliitewate"  Bear Laxa  McGuifran  Cody Junction  Sandon I  Arrive,  leave  2. 1."  ���j ir-  1 48  1 .13  1 U'  1 00  Mm Falls k litta  | Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  i  !      Reel  Mountain  j RAILWAYS  ! The only all rail route without change  j fears between Nelson and Rossland  ;nd Spokane and Rossland.  1 Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  !   Colville Reservation, Nelson,  Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Except Sunday.  AKIilVK.  Dai  Lkavk.  9:20 a.m.  11:45 "  8:00 a. ra.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Close connection  with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  PaKseng-er;* for  Kettle.   River and  Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with .stage daily.  5:35 p.m  2:55   "  6:40 p.m  1 :.o l\M  15     il  Poland fr  cheat)  railr.ia  >m all   points,  CAMPBELL,  i .-ind  a|i))ly  COPELAND,  Suiic.rinteiiaV.iit  steamship tickets re  t->  'l.'ii.-ill Kasti'i u anil KiiiMpe.-iu points.  To I'.-ieilie Co.-Kt. Japan. China and Austral  'I'o the rich and .active mininir districts of  Klondike  AND THE Yu      QN  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List  Agent. Sandon.  NOTICE.  OIXTY  I) A V  > '    tend to ap>  il'ler dll  the  S.   Viet  the    fo I  IV t  e I. th  Chief  H-i.-i. I  i--iiviiiii  ��� uiiilcrsi;ri!i-<l. pi  Commissioner o  i. (.'.. for penui-  lands. iies< rih  L.-nid- and Wor  simi to purchasi  as lieinir ah.nit   seven   mile-   irom She.  mouth nf  Ku-ikunook creek, a   si;t];,. ludo^-   pl.-i.oi'd  aliout  three hundred and iii'ry   feci   imnh nf creek, and  marked, "northwest corner.   March ihe 7.  is!)*'1 :  runninfr thence fortv chains south, ihence fortv  chains east, thence forty  forty chains west to plaei  one hundred and sixty acrein West Kootenav district.  chains north, thence  ��� of eoiumeni-e-meiii ;  ;ni ire or Ies.-. situated  Xaku-ii. B. f\. Marc)  i i  I). J.  Isi'S.  DAKR.A I-(ill.  do-.- coin leer ions and no J roil hi c.  Thmnjrli tickers is-u,-(|  and R-itrirairc checked  in de.-rination.  Xew Tourist Car-Jet-vice daily lo St. I'aiil.  Daily   (except   Tiii-<d.-iv    to  Ka-P rn   Canadian  mil I.'. S. Points. '  Train leaves \,Vu- lionvcr Canyon Sidiiitr dailv  1 _' S:C. a. ni. Train   arrives   al   New   Denver  j j Cain on siiiin- at .'i:eii n  m.  |;     Boat    eoniieciioii   daily   -except   Snsida-,  Koseiii-ry:    Iv-av-s   X.\v   !),n\-.-r  at   s..;.,'  : ;;i rives .it Nt.��- Ivnvt-i- .-,; i p. m.  Ascertain present K'eiluced Rates and lull in-  l formation hy aildrcssimr ni-an--; local audit or  | II. l)i >VO LAS. Aircnt New Denver.  i  W.K.   Anders.,n.   Trav.   I'ass.   Airt..  Nelson: or  i K. J. Coylc, Disl. I'ass. Atrl., Vancouver.  ;      X<r\\l seusihle |iei>p|c   triiV.-I   via C. P. If V a rid  '  Son line.  via  in:  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each   Gold, Sliver and Lead, comhined   ; Gold and Silver :   Silver and Lead   Coniier (liy Electrolysis;   : Gold, Silver. Copper and Lead   Gold and Cop'ier   Silver and Copper   Gold, Silver and C'op|��-r    Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Manganese   Lime,  Magnesium. Barium, Silica, Snl-  phur, each    Bismuth, Tin. Cobalt. Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and A rsenic. each   Coal (Fixed Carhon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and pcrceiiUitfc nf Coke, if Coking-  Coal,.   $1.."iO  .'' 00  -' (XI  ���> no  -' no  i oo  ���J 50  ���2 50  :i oo  .'i oo  2 OO  2 OO  2 00  A 00  .(lllle  Terms:  'th. ]N*'.*i.  ���Ciish  With  isnple.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Aruilvxt  ^gg^^g^^j^ll^^ THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MARCH 31, 1898,  Fifth Yeae.  MINING   RECORDS.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded eurvag the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Makcu ii���Arab, Carpenter, Chas Newhans.  Gray Fox, same, Olof Riufrwood.  North Oomor, Eiir'U Mile, John I) Reid.  (JKirill'lCAlK   OK   JMI'HOVKMKNTS.  Makcu 21���Marion.  Makcu 2K���Silver Cord, Blizzard.  ASSESSMKXTf?.      ,  Makcu -.'ti���Mollie.  Makcu iS���Echo, Hillside, J C H, Little. VVid-  dow Fraction, Kinkora, Tryon, Pinto No 2.  TKASSKEKS.  Makcu-.'ii���Mollie '., Chas A Gardner to Jas M  M Benediun and John N Nuini, Jan 15, ~100.  Mollie Hughes. Real Idea No 2, Idea, Elmitban,  Klnkpra, 1'iuto No 2, Tryon;'JI E McCarvelie to  Felix Hughes. Jau L'ti, ��1,050.  :  Same claims, Win H Sandiford to R H H Alexander, power of attorney, March ii.  Same claims, Marv E Brandon, Henry Sher-  ran, Herman Clever to Win H Sandiford, March  2C, s-4(i,(KXi; :;-l,00n down, .-jis.ooo six months, $18,000  nine months. '  SLOGAN    CITV    DIVISION.  March  Makcu  Makcu  lh-  il-  -'3-  AIl  ,. LOCATION'!1.  -Chester, W H Beniish.  -Premium, Neil McMillan.  ASSESSMENTS.  -MaclKO.Black Prince, Dundas  No  N'SWOUTH   DIVISION.  placed in operation and will be an important factor in developing the mining  district in this portion of the state.  It was Mr. Conrad's first intention to  erect a plant at a cost of about $150,000  but the plans have now been changed  completely and fully $700,000 will be expended on the plant.  VV    LIICIS    A    ROCKET.  LOCATIONS.  Makcu ia���Kuskonook,   D  Graham ;   Lake  Shore, same.  Makcu  ii���Charleston,  Richard Williams.  A If   Brilc ;    Marvin,  Makcii il-  ASSKSSMEXTS.  -I  X L.  TRANSFERS.  Makcu iu���Kingston 3, J A Gibson to James A  Mitchell, si;ooo.  Kingston, agreement between, same.  March il���Princess, H L Sawyer to Fred J  Wheeler, c800.  March ii���Queen Lil and Primrose, John  Hallev to T R Hardlman. 61,500.  W "L McLaughlin to Geo Parsons, all hit if  notes amounting to *200 are not paid before the  30th of May. 18!)!), re New Idra.  Trilby and Lydia Lee, John Shea to H.Giege-  rich.    * .   , ,  March 23���Argo i, Charlott Henderson to J b  Parker. ,,    ,  Alaska, S D Laudecker, J J Casey to Kaslo  Slocan Development Co.  Copper Star. Haltotiian.Gray Copjier, Klondike,  White Grouse, Jennie Harris to same.  March 24���Myrtle R and Tenuie C a/24, J L  Montgomery to J L Retallick.  Same, J.JL Retallick to J R Robertson.  Same, Jj. J R Robertson to Whitewater Mines,  Ltd.  Same, 1/(5, .T L Montgomery to same.  Same, l/(>, J L Ratallack to same.  Monarch, 333, Silver Fox \, J W Caldwell to A  J Watson. .���'������.  North Western, North Star, Saving Bank,  White Cap, Duncan, Good Hope, Homestake,  Crown, Colby. Cliff, 3, James Hanson and A E  Noreen to O G Laberee.  Emeral. High Rock, Custer 1/12, O G Laberee  to W H Clarke.  Same, same to Avery Laberee.  Eastman and Lubeck 1/9, Avery Laberee to W  H Clarke.  Erie 3, A E Noreen to O G Laberee.  Bear'Cree ?,, Jas Hanson to same,  'Copper Nugget 1/12, il  Peterson to  Avery Laberee.  Same, same to W H Clarke.  Silver Peck, Ibex, Kingston 1/12,0 Johnson to  Avery Laberee.  Same, same to W H Clarke.  Same 5, same to 0 G Laberee.  Lnbeck, Slurdam and Eastnvm 5, A^ery Laberee and W H Clarke to same.  Copner Nugget, Bear Creek?,. I G Peterson to O  G Laberee.  Sjurdam 1/12, W H Clarke to Avery Ltiberee.  ^lll!ll!llllllllll!III!lll!lll!IIIIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!ll!IH!!llllli/^  I NEWS IN PLAGE |  Pi thole creek Hows through Allegheny  township,, Venango county, and empties  into the Allegheny river eight miles above  Oil City. Upon the banks of this insignificant stream rose the most wonderful  town in some respects the world ever  saw, says the Pittsburg Dispatch. In  the space of only three months a farming community of three or four hundred  families was transformed into a city of  10,000 people.   Petroleum did it.  An operator named I. N. Frazer was  the first to invade this tract, which, from  surface indications, was good for little  else than a stone quarry. This was in  the fall-of 1864. The following January  a GOO-barrel was struck, and the 200  acres upon which a Baptist minister  lived and died in poverty became almost  priceless in value.  Small interests in < a single well were  sold for $100,000, and capitalists from all  the large cites elbowed each other Jin  the rush and push for territory. The  post office speedily became third in the  amount of business transacted in the  state of Pennsylvania. Seven clerks assisted the postmaster, while hundreds of  men often stood in line waiting for their  turn to be served. Hotels, saloons,  theaters and all the resorts common in  large cities started by the dozen. A  daily paper was started, a fire and police  department organized, churches built  and railways to Reno and Oleopolis  nearly finished before the end came with  a dull thud. The production of many of  the wells fell off, the completion of pipe  lines drove 1,500 teamsters elsewhere  for employment, disastrous fires wiped  out the none too substantial buildings  and the town collapsed like a burst balloon. Fire wiped out a portion of the  city in February, 1865. Eighty buildings  were burned in May and June. Thirty  wells and 20,000 barrels of oil went up  the same flue in August. The principal  hotel, the Danforth, brought $16 for firewood, while other good buildings were  removed to Pleasantville or Oil City.  The railroads were abandoned, and in  1877 but six voters remained.  THE   "CUR"    PRESS.  The Le Roi at Rossland will ship 7.000  tons of ore this month.  George Long has returned from a two  months visit to Portland.  Gents' Furnishings, Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes are selling at cost  at Mrs. Merkley's, Kew Denver.  The first communion services in Knox  Church, New Denver, were conducted  by Rev. J. A. Cleland. 20th inst.  L. R. Forbes has been stationed at  New Denver as police officer, and the  jail has been barred and strengthened.  D.J. Macdonald, Provincial Mine Inspector will resign his position on April  10. He goes with the B. A. Corporation  at double the salary and will reside in  Rossland.  As indicative of the increase in New  Denver's population the fact might be  mentioned that the number of school  children increases weekly, two and three  and sometimes more.  The salary of New Denver's school  teacher has been raised to $60 per month.  This assures the continuation of Mr.  Strickland as teacher, much to the  satisfaction of the parents and children.  A special Praise Service will be Conducted next Sunday evening in the  Methodist church, by Mrs. Powell and  Mr. Pyman. All are invited to join in  the special service. There will not be  any service in the morning.  AN    IMMENSE   SMELTER.  The following trenehan criticism is  from the pen of F. U. Adams, one of the  editors of the New Time. He writes  from the standpoint of "President John  Smith":  "De Lome, the Spanish minister to  the United States, wrote a letter in  which he said that President MeKinley  vrarf a low polititicon, and that Spain  had no intentions of carrying out its  promises.  "Every gold bug, cur organ in the  United 'States declared the letter a  forgery.  "De Lome admitted that he wrote  the letter and resigned The cur  organs said the letter did not amount  to much, that it was .a private letter  and could not be officially recognized  and that it was not necessary even for  Spain to apologize.  "Tlie Maine was blown up in Havana  harbor. Without waiting for any facts  the cur press declared it an accident.  They suppressed the facts. They published 'faked' interviews. It became  apparent that the Maine was wrecked  by a torpedo. The cur press insinuated  that the Cubans did it, or it was done  by some unauthorized person. They  pleaded that Spain could not be held  responsible.  "All over the country the cur organs  are whining excuses' for Spain and  fawning at the feet of their bond-holding masters. It is enough to make an  honest American renounce his citizenship. These are the organs which had  so much to say about 'national honor  some time ago."  Weighing   the   New   Baby.  THE    SONG   OF   THE   DURM.  Do you hear my .summons hammer   thro' the  crackle and the clamor.  Do you feel my throb and thrill V  When 1 meet the smell of powder, oh, my merry  note grows louder,  And my song shall not be still.  Follow, each beside his fellow, neath the vapors  grey and yellow,  Wildly cheering, sternly dumb,  And rumble, rumble, runible, when the smoke-  wreaths toss and tumble,  You shall hear the rolling drum.  Follow the drum!  Men forget their fears aiid follies as they face the  blinding volleys.  And the young recruits they come.  With their simple sunburnt faces, from the quiet  country places'.  To the call of me, the drum.  Come, ploughboy, lad and carter, and your life  blood freely barter  For the bullet sure for some.  And rattle, rattle, rattle through the din and roar  of battle.  ,  Vou shall hear the rolling drum.  Follow the-drum I  When the boys that follow fast there, drop aside  and fall at last there,  From the surging lines of red,  Then no more of pomp and ruffle;   my notes  awhile I muffle,  And I moan and mourn the dead.  But the closing battle needs me, and the whistl  ing bullet speeds me;  Through the reeling ranks I come,  And clatter, clatter, clatter, whore the broken  regiments scatter.  You shall hear the rolling drum,  Follow the drum!  ���Pall Mall Gazuttc.  A young smart-looking Scotch clergyman was preaching in a strange country  church. Fearing that his hair was not  properly parted in the middle, or perhaps  that he might have a smudge on his  nose, he quietly and significantly said to  the beadle, there being no mirror in the  vestry: "John, could you get me a  glass ?"  John disappeared, and after a few  minutes returned with something under  his coat, which, to the astonishment of  the clergyman, he produced in the form  of a lemonade bottle, with a gill of  whisky in it, saying: "Ye maunna let  on [tell] about it, minister, for I got it as  a great favor; and I wadna hae got it  ava if I hadna said it was for you!" It  may be well to mention that amongst  the humbler orders in Scotland "a glass"  is the expression for a dram of liquor.  In the foregoing anecdote we are not  told whether the minister or John consumed the gill.  A New York firm applied to Abraham  Lincoln some years before he became  president, for information as to the  financial standing of one of his neighbors.    Mr. Lincoln replied as follows:  "Yours of the 10th inst received. I  am well acquainted with Mr. X., and  know his circumstances. First of all, he  has a wife and baby, together they ought  to be worth $50,000. Secondly, he has  an office, in which there are a table  worth $1.50, and three chairs, worth,  say, $1. Last of all there is in one  corner a large rat hole, which will bear  looking into. Respectfully yours, A.  Lincoln."  Full Prices.   Correct Selection  RANCHMEN, DEALERS, STO  ALL SHIP US  Hides,Pelts,Wool,  TALLOW, GINSENG, SENECA.  Writer Circular giving Latest Market Prices  IMMEDIATE REMITTANCES.  jas. McMillan & co.,  200-212  NO COMMISSIO 4 CHARGEu  IRST AVE. NORTH.  me.     Minneapolis, Minn.  The latest novelties in Millinery and  Dress. Goods, etc., just received at Mrs.  Merkley's.  ave  That they will send no  more to the T. Eaton Co  for Dry Goods and  Furnishings; as the  goods cost much more  when landed in New-  Denver; besides, they  are often old and shelf-  worn and they seldom  get what they order.  But���  Different Here  Our Roods are new and  of the best quality; the  patterns are of the latest  designs, and, above all,  Our Prices are Right.  N. B���We are offering a tine line of Ladies'  Jackets. Boys' and Men's Overcoats and Pea-  Jackets, below anything ever before offered in  the Sloean. Call and examine our goods and  satisfy yourselves.  McLach/an & McKay,  New Denver.  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOriS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  Has an Immense  Stock of    iff J-V  1 &n  Livingston, Mont.���The erection of an  immense smelting plant in Park county  ie now assured. Eastern capital has become interested in the project land it is  now definitely announced that work on  the plant will begin at an early date.  J. H. Conrad, president of the Montana  Coal and Coke Company, operating at  Horr, returned a few days ago from that  point, where he had been with John B.  Atkinson a representative of an eastern  syndicate, looking over the advantages  offered for smelting purposes. Mr. Atkinson is highly pleased with thelocation  and predicts that in the near future  smelting plants will be operated more  successfully in Park county, than at  tnuiiy points in the west.  The new plant will be operated in connection with the large coke works of the  Montana Coal and" Coke Company at  Horr. It is proposed t.o replace the ovens  now in tine with an improved oven  which will save the gas and other byproducts from tlie coal. The gas will lie  .s'.'jred in tanks and will he utilized in  conducting tlie smelter. The'Yellowstone river at this point gives a never  failing water power, w  the itrod111:  ie   co iii in  ���iiich together with  ts 'taken from tlie coal, while  : process is taking place, will  it possible to reduce ores cheaper  ���ver before attempted in Montana.  Kxi.i-Mv urc ������uiitidcnt that the proposed  smehor would n.; vol ut ionize tlie reduction  01' .wi'j in theW'-.-M. The economical re-  dutioii of on-s will result in a large number of mine�� eai'rving low-grade ore being  The story of a young and devoted  father. The baby was his first, and he  wanted to weigh it.  "It's a bumper all right!" he exclaimed.    "Where are the scales ?"  The domestic hunted up an old-fashed pair, and the proud young father  assumed charged of the operation.  "I'll try it at eight pounds," he said,  sliding the weight along the beam at  that figure.  "It won't do. She weighs ever so  much more than that."  He then slid the weight along several  notches farther.  "By George!" he said. "She weighs  more than ten pounds ���eleven���twelve���  thirteen���fourteen !   Is it possible!"  He set the baby and the scales down  and rested himself.  "Biggest baby I ever saw," he panted,  resuming the weighing process. "Fifteen and a half���sixteen! This thing  won't weigh her. See, sixteen is the last  notch, and she jerks it up like a feather!  Go and get a big pair of scales at some  neighbor's. I'll bet a tenner that she  weighs over twenty pounds. Millie," he  shouted, rushing'into the next room,  "she's the biggest b*by in this country-  weighs over sixteen pounds!"  "What did you weigh her on?" inquired the young mother.  "On the old scales in the kitchen."  "The figureson those are only ounces,"  she replied quietly. "Bring me the  baby, John."  Get   Down    to    Business.  TRY  BOVELL'S SYRUP.  It will cure you.  No  necessity   for  freezing to death  if you have a few  dollars to invest in  this kind of stock.  Call in,  The prices will astonish you.  C.O.Di  Nelson's Dm:  New Denver.  ��� Store,  fflk^^^^^&^^/^'^^&/%^/^^-^^  #  *  in  Brains says : A word to the young-  man-preparing to open a store of his  own : When you get ready to tell the  public what you are going to do. Use  plenty of advertising space, to tell your  story we  imply.  Specials  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 neat, natty lit,  and satisfaction in every particular.        Are you wanting a Spring  suit?  yi. A. WILSON,  The Reliable SI ican Tailor.  ��   Williamson Blk. New Denver, B. C.       JA  J.R.&B.GameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnisix Clothing-  ���: in the:���  -   Latest Style  ���:of the :���  Tailops    Aft. ���  SANDON, B. (J  ���miffffWfffffffffffffffWffffff  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. (J. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  'GALLUJVi & MILL3PAUGH  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Granite ware  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Goods called  for & Delivered  ���1.  in a  than  1  and   thoroughly,   hut tell   it  simpiy.    .lust get down t-i business and  tell people in   short,   simple   words,   till  about  your  new   store,   and   your new |  goods. ' Act like a   solid   business tnau. I :.  not like a fly-by-night fakir.    The man I  who merely jumps up-and down might!  as well   standstill.    "Soft and fair goes.  far in a day."    Work   up a   good  solid | --  business   by   solid business    methods.  Coax   and   wheedle and   suggest  and  argue���don't  try   to   yank   trade in by  the hair.    As Rill Nye once   sagely  observed. ���'"When you want to kiss a girl,  dun'!, trrub for it.'   Take vour time���its  thiiiv."  Start from VANCOUVER  because  VANCOUVER is the best outfitting point on the Coast; goods  considerably cheaper than in the  United States.  VANCOw VKK i- the nearentiport of departure to the Yukon District.  VANCOUVER is the  terminus  of the C. P.  Railway,  whose steamers will  start from  Vancouver 'his *prinsr.  All    north-hound   .-tenioers call  at     VAN  GOlJVKK.  Direct sle.'inieiN  to  Yukon  port's have now  (���oMiinuiH-i-l t'��� rtiii from VAXCOUVKK  V.\>"l.\U,'VHK  AUNDRV  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  pv Rates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  Wholesale and Retail  NEW DENVER nnd SILVERTON.  Silverton  Drug  StorciH!^  Drugs  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  R. O Matheson,  Proprietor,  Silverton,  ocan  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry? Egrgs, Etc  SHOPS AT  ALL   IMPORTANT  KOOTENAY.  POINTS IN  ivherr ;.:i--t'ir,'i  o si i-ii :ii'-i-.  CI.' 'NDrKE is  i.-.'.u;  I .urn  I'.  I ll'l  ;  tip-   only (.'.-iiiaiiiii'i   port  T.mM'er ilimcr from (.ruin  C.'in.'i I;'..   Out-it. in I'AN'-  .ve. ;!���>   pi:r ceiil.  Customs  A^  .l-ilf    ho.MIV  if Ti  ". itniiFKEY.  i iii-. V.-: nriiuvi'i  AG-IN fS .--"���'Wi.iii.nf :-: ih" (pi..- .,f ,.ur iri-.-r.t  new book. I ):-i-iiss .s ;i,| oh.-iv.-s nf ilii- sni.j.���(���������.  Oontiiiii.s--Tlii' Li''i Mini Work oi Mi-- Wili.ir.l."  tlii! m0.4 w.iiiil'.!rl'ul woman ol' tiiticcurury. Ovit  a liuiiilrcd lio.-iiitii'ul jioriroit-; of Mi- '.'icnt.'-t  wonii-n known, with lnotrr.-i |>UU\i'.-ki-ti-lies. Snap  for o;hi\';i.-v-i-i".-:.  LINSOoTT COMl'AXV.  Tnlin.NTO.  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line   of {-ruitin^s and  Trouserings al"'avs on hand.  uV ANTED ���Kamier'.-" son? or otln-r imliHtri-  niH piTsons of fair odiu'ntioii to whom .-to ,-i  month would lie an ~n(Iiii"'iiic!it. 1 could also  eiiLrni!'i! u lew ladies at llii'ir own homes.  T.  II.  uIXSOOTT,  Tonox III.  est Rooms  Offered to the public of New Denver  are to be found in the  Coliimbia House  Warm,   quiet   and   hard-finished   throughout  Board by the day, week or  month,  No Bar in connection.  Sixth St., New Denver  N. C. DINGMAN.  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R.  B.  THOMPSON,  W.  II  D.  MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notary Public.  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  Mines and  Mining- Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix  Insurance Co.  oi" London, Eng.  ai  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 free of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTM,  Proprietors.  The  Nakusp,  a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.  W��.Ml^liaiMtMJJI��lll����BM'l)iyMfflB,li  "Mft�����Baa^^

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