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Array THE'LEDGE,'NEW DKJS'VER, B.C., MARCH 30, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  ! bits The tourist got in a rage, pull-  i ed out a dollar, gave it to cabby and  j swore he would not pay one cent more  :as he would not be imposed upon.  ���- ! This bit of information may be useful  I to those  who have never been a bit  ..-?.<���*"��� i ,  .. 1.251 away from home.  .. t'.e-o i ���  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months   Six "        Twelve '���   Three ykaus o.oo ��� ���   Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line firstin ���      GREATER New York will Celebrate  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent  insertions , the 24tD   0f   May   this   year.     LeSSer  nonpareil measurement.  | New Denver will do the same thing  [provided funds and enthusiasm are  i in abundance.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondenee from every partof the Kootenay  District and  communications   upon  live topics  always acceptable.    Write on both sides of the i  paper if you wish.   Always' send something good j  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it j meals can be had in that city for ten  A story comes from Dawson that  s hot. and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  cents. Grub must be more plentiful  than gold around the modern home  of Ananias.  X  f HUKSDAY, MARCH 3C. 1899.  THK    H. C.    (JOVKKNMKNT.  If the B. C. Legislature can deyise  some means to do away with lobbyists  they will confer a great benefit upon  | this Province.  !    The greatest men  of all ages have  Tin-: B.C. Government is located at j agreed that the surest way to get to  Victoria and  can be traced as far as | heaven is to always pay the printer.  Vancouver. | ���-...-.-....._-:���:.-���-.=���.-.=;  It is plainly visible during the j  winter months and its brains can i  occasionally be seen by the aid of a i  mogul X Ray. I  It works for Joe Martin, as well as I  the down trodden taxpayer. j  It aims to cut down everything and j  believes that the devil should take j  care of all supporters of the late Turner Government.  It has not yet been snow-slided by  public opinion or raided by tlie  victims of cheap salaries.  It has not stood the test of time, but  its paystreak of economy is growing  wider.  It is a cheap Government and no  one should be without it. The annual  assessment is only $3, and no home is  complete without it.  Go in and see it when you reach  Victoria, but do not tell them you saw  this article. They might borrow  your paper to save a nickel.  THE .BACHELLOB'S COMPtAINT.  Returning home at close of day,  Who gently chide* mv long: delay,  And by my side delights to stay 7  Nobody.  WJio sets for inc. the easy chair.  Spreads out the paper with such care.  Anel lays my slippers ready there?  Nobody  When plunged in deep and dire distress  When anxious cares my heart oppress,  Who whispers hope of happiness ?  Nobody  When sickness comes in sorrow's train,  And srief distracts tlie levered brain,  Who sympathizes with pain ?  Nobody.  SAYIN��S   OF   GREAT   MEN.  IBiftnHr Ti inirhih*i>ifi *fcll*fr ***- "-i*���- ������ -mma Tffclth iJ  hlTXr.E   THINl'S.  A -.mod-bye ki.-* in a little thins-.  With your hanii on the door tn ji'n.  But it takes ihe venom ont of tho slhifr  Of. a thoughtless word or a cruel ilinir  That you made an hour h-jto.  A kiss of greeting is sweet and mre  Aftor the toil nf ihe day.  And it smooths the furrows plowed by care,  The lines on the forehead you onee called fair,  In the years that have flown away.  Th a little thinji to say. "You are kind :  I love you my <k'��r." each night;  But it sends a thrill through the heart, I find���  For love is tender, as love is blind-  As wo climb life's rushed height.  We starve each other for love'* chim*.* ;  We take, but we do not jdve:  It seems so easy sonic- soul to Mess,  But. we dole tlie. love yrudp-inyrly. less and less..  Till 'tis bitter and to live.  ��� McCall's Masfjizine.  KlPLlNGESejUK.  Many; people who live in mining  camps resemble the mercury in the  glass of a thermometer. When the  exeiting clays of a boom are on their  spirits run high, and the world is a  little heaven to them. When adversity strikes their camp they lose their  heads, imagine that proverty is a  chronic disease, and make of their  livesa matte   of whining and misery.  Sil.VKK    WIXT,    CLIMB.  Judging from reports in connection  winh the smelter trust in the United  States it would appear that before  very long silver will climb to a more  profitable price. The following  report on the subject comes from  Topeka:  Topeka, Kan., March 22.���John T.  Graham, ot Denver, who owns extensive gold and silver mines in Colorado  and New Mexico and copper mines in  Utah, passed through Topeka to-day  on his way to his home. Mr. Graham  operates smelting plants at various  mines and he has been in New York  in attendance at the meeting of  smelter operators which resulted in  the perfection of a gigantic trust with  a capital of $65,000,000.  While in this city Mr. Graham  made the important statement that  the first step made by the new trust  would be the advance of the price of  silver 10 per cent.  "This is a trust that will prove  beneficial instead of oppressive," said  Mr. Graham. "All the smelter operators who entered into the combine  signed a contract agreeing not to  raise the price on the treatment of ore  for 10 years.  "The advance  in  silver   will be  made within a very short time," con  tinued Mr.   Graham, "just as soon as  the combine can be perfected."  When a co owner in a mineral  claim will not put up his share of the  assessment work he 3hould be advertised out by putting a notice to that  effect in a newspaper of the district.  This should be pounded in the B. C.  Legislature with a mallet.  The keen-eyed urchin espied the great I  writer as he landed from the boat, says j  the Cleveland Plaindealer.        # \  Stepping forward briskly he touched j  his hat and, pointing to the hi-avy valise j  in Rudyard Kipling's hand, smilingly i  remarked: j  "Let me assume the white man's bur-1  den."  The great Kipling looked down on the  blue eyes of the eager urchin.  "My boy," he said in even tones, "A ;  burden the hand is worth two in the i  bush!"  !  Seven churches in Chicago are for sale, ;  some of them having been at one time ]  among the most prosperous in the city, j  One is used as an armory for cadets. A j  religious newspaper is printed in another, 'i  a dancing hall and a negro fortune teller j  occupy a third and small sects use the j  others for meeting places.        , i  He who will not apply new remedies, i  must expect new evils.���Bacon.  In a proper condition of society there  will be no pauperism.���Shelley.  The ink of the scholar is more sacred  than the blood of the martyr.���Bacon,    j  One man's weakness may easily be-j  come all men's curse.���Publius Syriis.     j  To secure a iron tented spirit, measure!  your elesires  by your fortunes,  not your j  fortunes by your desires.���Taylor.   "       \  i  We can no more stop  the process of j  democracy where it now is than we can |  take  the "race   back  to the  Garden  ofj  Eden.���Herron. i  Four hours duily labor are sufficient to j  support any person in comfort if not:  luxury, if social conditions* are just.���!  Benjamin Franklin.  It is of the utmost importance that a |  nation should have a correct standard j  by which to weigh the character of its j  rulers.���Lord John Russell. j  Money is properly only a medium of!  exchange- for labor, and has no moral j  right or claim to increase, except passing j  directly through some form of labor.-7- j  Aristotle. j  Noah was a calamity howler, and the  bones of the men who laughed at him  have helpeel to make the phosphate beds  out of which fertilizers are now dug for  the market.���Henry D. Lloyd.  When in any country there are uncultivated lands and unemployed poor,  it is clear that the rights of property  have been so far extended as to violate  natural rights, for the earth is given as  a common stock for man to labor and live  on.���Thomas Jefferson.  A   Muss   of   Y��-llo\v    ('old.  Bairalk of MontreaL  Established  181T.  Capital (all paid up) $.12,000,000.00  Reserved rand : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     981,328.04  HT3AD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL,.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  '^vrrvT'r'rrrvizrxr -^cx-irs -tsz^.tsb ���*tt-~v**'v&-^,'zx*w3r<si -sKm -^ssxia-^r^aa va '^���^aasrvarva-x^'^axcD  The   total   exportation   of  California j m**"  wines  to Europe  in   1S1IS amounted  to   s  <J57,li7.l. gallons, valued at sJUHS.oSJi.    The  bulk of this ��� went   to  Great Britain and   ,  Germany,    though    France,   Denmark,!]  Switzerland and Italy received a portion  of tlio product.    The inelicationsare that,  the exportations  this  year  will exceed,  those of last, season.  (.'lioie-e',   Lemons,    Fresh'   Egjrs    anel  lla/elwooei Bntti-i* at Bourne Bros.  C. s. KASIUUU,.  N'otiiry Public.  A, K. KAUQUIRK.  California  WineCoM  -�����NELSON, B.C,  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  .MlNlXt; I XT'CRESTS HOl'CHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.   INVITED   Abstract* of Title- to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  In January, the Uniteel States mint  coined seven hundred thousand gold  double-eagles or $20 pieces, which were  worth $14^000,000. On the last day of  tlie month the mint made62,500 of these  splendid coins. .Laid down side by side  the line of double eagles coined in January would extend more than 15 miles.  Most of the gold coined in January was  the product of American mines. Color  ado contributed more of it than any  other state or territory. The Canadian  Klondike supplied '.^5,500,000 worth of  it, which was somewhat more than one  quarter of Colorado's direct contribution.  The most costly piece of railway line in  the World is that between the Mansion  House ami Aldgate stations, in London,  which required the expenditure of close  upon $10,000,000 a mile.  Of EL SANDON,'  7^     T^i       /T\      ^      T^      Vr\  Sandon, B.C.  TpHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed-for comfort'in  the Slocan, Avhiie in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor:  Write for Prices.  Our StoeX is *b L��,'ffc,t .. K������te���av \rffe   Q jf ^   ^QUSe,  TMH    MEANING    OK    A    KIT  Ma xv people doomed  by  force oi  circumstances to live far away from  tlie silvery west do not   kn-w tlie  meaning of bit,   when it is applied to  money.    For their   benefit  we will  explain.    A bit is 12A cents, a short  bit is 10 cents,   and a  long bi��� is  L">  cents.  The name as applied to monev  origfinated in the Southern States, but  is principally  in  vogue  west of the  Rockies.    If you go into the average  store in Toronto and  ask for two bits  worth of anything they will look at  you with astonishment.   It is Chinook  to them and they "no savey."   Some  people  imagine that a bit means a  dollar, and queer mistakes occasionally   occur   this   way.    An English  tourist, who thought he  knew it all,  hired a hack one day in Vancouver.  At the  end of  the short drive the  hackman stated  that he wanted six  tbe passing slw  as viewed by *��*  a western editor  in tbe effete east.  ROM Carbery to Winnipeg T did not notice anything  very startling. mhere were no flies on Winnipeg  and the thermometer was at par. East of that city the cars  were filled with a new lot ot passengers, and I had an interview with several of them. One, who seemed to be the  most cheerful in the smoking car, had been called home to  see his wife die. I admired his placid manner. Inwardly  he may have been all torn up over the sad hews, but outwardly he resembled a man who had struck it rich on  Silver mountain and was going east to buy a few day's  hilarity. I wondered at the coolness.of this philosupher and  thought of how I would feel if I had a wife on the point of  pushing clouds with the angels that have gone before.  Life on the cars is a mixture of fun. and pathos. Many  things of a mirthful nature are often seen, but occasionally  pathetic scenes loom up before our eyes and cause us to think  that our option on life is liable to expire at any moment and  cause us to prospect a country where we do not have to  carry blankets and report says the streets are paved with  yellow metal. This was brought forcibly to my mind at a  station where we took our inanimate passenger on board.  He was in a pine box and perfectly dead. At a station  further down the line a group of weeping women indicated  that someone loved the passenger in the pine box, and that  he was being brought home to be planted near to the dear  ones left behind. It is scenes like this one that tap the vein  of sadness in our anatomy, and cause us to wonder at the  thinness of the dividing line between this life, and oblivion.  It seems to me almost too bad that, no matter how we live,  or what we do, death is bound to get into the game sooner  or later, and turn a blackjack against every player. I am  not particularly stuck on anything sad. I have always  avoided as much as possible anything of that nature. I believe in merriment, in making this life one long coinedv  from the cradle until we are mingled with the blest. Always be merry, gentle render, even if you do owe us a few  dollars. Be good, keep fairly sober, always bet on case  cards, pay the printer, and you need not fear the cinch  everj- human creature runs up against--, just once.  "What a long stretch of barren country there is between  Port Arthur and North Bay! No big towns no farms, no  factories, no mines. Nothing but rocks, stones, scrubby  timber and lonely railroad stations. Here and there we get  a glimpse of blue Superior. It struck me forcibly that a  vigorous band of road agents could ply their vocation along  this rocky shore with impunity. I was nervous about this  idea and hid my bag of gold and diamonds under the seat.  No road agents appearing I was rather disappointed. The  conductor informed me that no gentlemen of this profession  had been seen in that vicinity since Peninsula Harbor faded  out of existence.  Buy your seeds at  NELSON'S  Drug   and   Hook  Store,  New Denver, B. 0.   '���'  ALWAYS FRESH  AND GOOD  Big Assortment.    Onion Sets will  soon   be   on   sale.     Established-  connection   with   the  best Seed  Growers in Canada.      Give   us  your order   Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a larg-e number of i��eople.    The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dinin-j" Koom is provided with every'.hing, in the market  Sample. Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  Dealei*s in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Sunday hours: 2 to .'> p. in.  We do what we advertise to do.  Travelers  Will iind the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI.can City.  GETHIXG- & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  W. S. Drewky  Kaslo, B.C  H. T.Twi��<;  New Denver. B.C.  WALKEH & .BAKER,  New    l-'urnituro I>��iilevs and Repairers  Denver's     Undertakers ami  Kiiilmliuers.  N   li. ��� Wo have tin- only practical Undertaker  and Emlialnier doiii-jr liusinc<s in the Slocan.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion arid Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford. McNeil Code.  ��2TRashdall & Fauquier, Ajrents.  "���n    G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  JJOWARD WEST,  .Assoc. H S M, London. Eiijr  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Propi-rt.ii-s   examined    and   reported on  i,..    in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  T<a horn lory. Bello-  j vueave. New Denver. BC.  ^fL. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc,  Sandon, B. C.  Pal ma  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  I have been appointed  agent for the Leth-  bridge Coal Co., and  will sell their products  at  reasonable   prices.  E. A. Cameron  SANDON.  J, H. MILLWARD,  is  FOR CROIIERS. BEADS, St Anthony's Medals. Little Ohaplet of St. Ail-  ��� thony and Cancelled Postage Stamps, write to  I Ajjciicv Bethlehem Apostolic School, 15." Shaw  | St., Montreal, Que.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Draying*. 1 earns meet all boats and  Trains.  ainter  fndQign  A    *-> Writer  NEW DENVER.  J. C, HARIRI:  NEW  DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  Wood9  Hav and Grain for Sale.   Ice Houses  Filled.  Livery  and   Baat Stables. THE .LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MARCH 30, 1899.  Sixth Yeah  MIXING   RB0ORDS  I'Ati following is a complete list of the j  mining transactions recorded euriag the |  week in the several  mining  divisions of  the Slocan.   Those of New Derive- were j  as follows:��� j  LOCATIONS. I  Mak -in���Mudie. Four Mile. D Brandon.  Ree.same. XV H Brand ou.  Ret- Friietiitn.sa.nie. Jo.rej-h Brandon.  Mak l'1���Luc-ky Bert.same. Albert William;-.    |  It  SH.VKR-LEAD    PRO If I. KM.  Suggested   That   a Can:i<lian   Mint  be  Established.  Mar 15-  Mak i0  Gordon.  CKl'.TlKICA'l'K  ASSESSMENTS.  Monitor Mo i.  -Daniel.    Donnelly, Crawford,  Galr,  -Continental  01"  1MPK0VKMKNTS.  to Scottish Colonial liold.  (Exploration  Mak it-  Fields.  Sloean Sovereign- to Sloean Min  & Development Co.  TKANSKKKS.  Mak It-,���Telephone J, M R W Rathborne to  Payne Mininir Co. Ltd., March 11.  Mak il���Climax J. H G Oillett to Sidney H  Nichols. March lo. -750.  Sunrise J, same to same. March 10, .���"���1,500.  Corneraeker "j, F H Bartlett to B F McNauglu.  Feb la.  Fair Haven, X F McNau^ht to Joseph Brandon,  March 20.  Conierackerg, B F MeN-".uj:ht to Joseph Brandon, March 2i).  Mak i3-Ph(i:nix, AJ.hambra, Libbv K I, EG  Schmidt t-Q Chas D Hunter. March :-'t*.  Mak 2-1���Telephone. ,\, Fat rick Burns lo Payne  Milling Co, Ltd, March 21,  Mak 21���Furlonge Fraction, Put Moone.v 10  Jas D Ryan and David Sloan, An-,' lo.  SCOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  Editor Miner���Sir : What to do with  the silver-lead ore of the Slocan and  Kootenay country generally, is a question that arose last year, and is ag'ain  coming* to the. front this. To use it to  the best advantage, it is thought necessary by many to place an export duty  on all lead leaving tlie country for the  United States,, The proposition was  also made that another market should  be formed for lead in China, aud a commission was talked of to ascertain the  facts of the case. In this matter.little or  nothing has been -done beyond talk.  With regard to the imposition of the  export duty, it is to he feared that unless a vigorous protest be registered,  that some action of this nature will  probably be taken Alter all, it is  hardly necessary to impose a duty on  the export of lead, since a reduetio'n in  the rates for the long haul east would  answer exactly the same purpose. But  this is to ask the C.P.R. to cut its rates,  a favor which that company is not likely  to grant to the Kootenay'miner. The  C.V. Ii. have by  the blocking of   ail  and the jBryanites- upon us, this coin  was withdrawn from circulation. Of  the practicability of placing it upon  the Chinese market thero cannot exist a  doubt.  Now, why cannot we Canadians do  rhe same thing, and give some work to  our proposed mint, and at the same time  iind a market for our distressed silver  mine owners?  If we place $5,000,000 worth of silver  upon the Ainerican market, the result  would be to bear its value ; if we place  the same upon the Oriental market, its  presence will hardly be known. Moreover, with that silver, iu China we can  buy Chinese goods at silver prices.  But it can be be objecte1'- that we can do  the same, thing by sending our gold to  China and getting it changed  silver. This, however, is not oul  more cumbersome method, but it is j  also one that is beside the point, which j  is to'Iind a-market for our silver.  To sum up : The one, method is to i  block the issuance of charters to any)  but the C.P.R , to place a duty upon all j  export lead, and thus force up the price !  of every Canadian manufacture in!  which lead is used, to neglect the silver |  question and to create a gigantic mon- j  opoly. The other is to establish a mint. 1  set it to work primarly on the coinage !  of dollars lor the use of our country, and I  later for the use of tlie Orient. The  detail can be arranged  by the appoini-  who  ���selling Out  it a Sacrifice  As I am leaving Sandon  my  large  I am  selling  A?.".  To the Ladies of  S&ndon&nd-  stock of.  Watchei  HlJewelei  Clocks and  jrware  ,   .                   . ment of an adequate  commission  Charters extraneous to their own, en-| wiJ1 vigit th(1 orient.    The possibility is  dcavored to -keep the whole of the trans '  -  Feu jo-  Fkii  -'1���Bur  Feu liV-.Ma-fl.  ���Smith.  CEKTIl'lCAI'K  locations.  i'oiviisend, Aztec,!-*!.! Nicln  IIh.  liiij-'ton Fraction, XV II Crawford.  He.  Thos Smith;   Frederic,  J   T  il'    IMI'llOVEMKNTS  Nelson Xo  :'i, iArl-  years, Poplar,  Jas 0���Hope Xo 2.  J A.N II���Crown Point Xo i>,  iiiirton Xo 2.  JaxW���Delley. Nancy Hank*.  Fed ti--Smeralda.  Feu 13���Alexandra.  ASSESSMENTS.  Jan -JH���Iron Horse, Joe Bailey :  Chester.  Fkji is���Iron Horse.  Fed 21���Erin Fraction, Erin, Evening- Star.  Miu .'���Admiral Dewey. Del Monte.  Mak 7���Climax No �� two years, Maine, two  years.  Mak to���Black Prince, Dundas. Young Dominion No'8 three yeaivs.  Mak 2,r>���Torpedo, Daylight.  Mak 21���Kind-tlil. St Lawrence, Standard,  Morniii':r Star No <;.  TltANSI-'KltS.  Feu 1���Trenton and Last Chance Noll, James  Crun to George Kydd.  Feb 2���Premium 1-, N McMillan to M L ijrim-  mett.  Feu 7���Pureion 5, M B Merritt to L K Larson.  Same J, L K Larson to Ii A Prosser.  Sunnyside -i, H S Sinkan to XV E Boie.  Same J, Joseph Duhamel to same. j  Fek ���.'(������Silver Slug ���}, XV II Downing to God-1  frey Adams. I  Pkij'JI���Iron Horse J, Dan McDonald to Angus  McLean.  Feh a.">���Nohle Four, M Cameron to D Nichol.  Mak li���Montezuma J, C W Aylin to S J Might-  ton,  Same J, S J MiglHon to D McNaught.  Mak 8���Truro. Alex Stuart to John McKinnon.  Kilo and AVeilge Fraction 1112, J McNaught to  N F McNauglit.  Mak'11���Truro J. J McKinnon to A C Behne.  Mak iii'���Mineral Mountain, C A Kirkwood to  K I Kirkwood.  Mak 23���Noble Four -J, D Niehol to J F Kesler-  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Mak 18��� Fair Chance, J jU Sweeney; Bedouin,  E, H Kemp ; Copper Star, Ellen Turner; Mollie,  E L Smith; Delhi, R ei Kenyou; De Ia Mar, C A  Freeman.  Mak 18���Review, A B Walker;Sunnyside. Chas  Dodd; Robert S. Mat Burke: Snowshoe, A  Asselin.  assessments.  Mario���Silver Bell.  Mak 11���Magnet.  Mak 13���Boars Paw.  Mar It���Silver Fox, Dream. .1  Mak 15���Vancouver, Deserter, Jeff Davis.  Mar 20���Milford Star, Lone Star, Last Chance,  Bunker hill.  Mak 22���1 C. Jeanette, Monarch, Franklin,  Humboll., Franklin and Humbolt survey. No 11.  Charleston, permit ifor Iwork done to apply on  the Kingston liy Charleston Mining- Co.  transfers.  1��aji 11���Magnet 4, N F Johnson to J Emdal. .  Mar 13���Monte Carlo, International, Cariboo,  Fractional Fraction, NS Fraction, North Slope,  South Slope, Evening Star, Northern Light, i,  H P Johnson to C F Caldwell.  Mar 15- Fidelity, A B Walker to A C Buzzette.  Mar Hi���Indicator 1/5, TG Proctor to H Roy,  J A Macdonald and J B Q-osselln. Sl^OO.  Virginia Dare and Gold Bug, J, G- C Spearing  to H Roy and J A Macdonald, $500.  Mar 18���Kootenay Queen, Slocan Chief, No 10,  i, John R Reavis to C D Francis.  Mar 20���Great Britain Group i, R McLean  authorizes J G Moody to negotiate sale or purchase.  Mar 31  $2,500.  Emden, St Albans, Vermont, J. Black Cloud, ,\,  F H Townsend to James ChiBlett.  White Grouse, Rainy Lay, 4, Henry Pillkahn  to Jas Chislett:  -Hector J,. H S Gillette to S H Nichols,  SLOCAN   ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped July 1 to Dee  17,994   tons.     January   1st,  March :25th :  From Sandon. Week  Payne     470  Last Chance    140  Sapphire   Coin   Aj.-ix    Sovereign   Reco      20  I vanillic   Treasure Vaull      20  Trade Dollar   From Three. Porks  Idaho Mines   Queen  Bess     22ij  Wild Goose   Monitor :      m  From Whitewater.  Whitewater   Jackson       .'13  Bell   From .McGuigan.  Anloine   Rambler   Dardanelles   Great Western    From Xew Denver.  B i.-Tin       20  Marion   From Silverton.  Fidelity.-   Vancouver      2o  Wake-Held   Emily Edith ���  Oomstock      Go  31, 1898,  1899,   to  Total.  2,981  1,440  18  12  10  20  180  100  55  18  (>J0  921  15  100  ii51  347  80  15  135  8n  18  .���NX)  20  3  300  580  -in  120  Total tons.  1,047  '���> ,220  Silver   Shipments    to    Asia.  The exports of silver from London to  the east in January show a considerable  decrease this year, the total value having  been ��641,880, against ��738,765. To  China there was a large comparative increase, the total being ��225,H80, against  ��114,271 in 1898; but tlie shipments to  India and the Straits were ��416,500,  against ��624,494. The value of the silver  shipments from San Francisco to China  showed a decrease of 16 per cent, the  total for January last having been $710,-  937.  hands Where competition is not existent, rates are hardly likely to lie cut by  tlie direct intervention of the jroveni  ment of the country. The past history  of that o'dvernnien't, whether it be liberal or conservative, lias shown that such  intervention is not probable. TheC. P.  li. have established a smelter at Trail :  they are proposing* to establish others  in the Boundary country Having' the  whole of the railway transportation in  their own hands, it is an easy matter to  foresee that the building- of these smelters, foo-etlier with the imposition .of an  export duty, will throw the whole of the  lead business into their lap. In other  words, herein lies the foreshadowing- uf  a g*ig*antic monopoly.  It is easy to criticize always; it is easy  to say wl'iat should not be done. It is  harder to suggest a line of policy.  However, there is a way out. of the  diihculty And that way,' though, perhaps, bold, is not to be condemned on  that account, the more so that it is nut-  unprecedented.  Tlie British Columbia.Legislature has  lately passed a resolution strong'ly advocating* the establishment of a mint.  At present the whole of the coiuag-e of  this country, with the exception of denominations less than ��1, is represented  by paper. Part of this is in the hands  of the various banks, and part under the  direction of the Dominion Government.  Supposing' that a mint were estabished,  immediate work could be found for it  in the coinage of silver dollars. At the  same time the Canadian Government  should call in the present issue of one  and two dollar notes and send out no  more. That further work could be  found for it, and at the same time further the interests of the silver mine owners, will presently be shown.  Outside of our home market, a large  sale of both silver and lead can be found  in China and Japan. The port of  Swatow, in South China, practically  supplies the whole of that vast country  with its pewter manufactures. The  commission, ,if appointed, could make  special inquiries at this particular point.  At Canton, at Pekin, and at Tokio,  mints have been established. At the  latter place a silver dollar is coined : at  the former, little or no attempt is made  in this direction; the efforts of the  Chinese mints being* principally directed to the coinage of subsidiary pieces.-  Here again are points where a market  ought to be found for our metal.  But there is a wider and profounder  scheme than even these, But first, the  condition of the coinage of China should  be cursively glanced at. The Chinese  reckon their money���which is wholly  silver���using neither gold nor paper, by  weight. There are five, ten, twenty-  five and fifty-cent pieces in circulation.  There are also a few Chinese dollars  but their chief coin is the Mexican  dollar. This last coin is minted in  Mexico, and though not so finely made  as the Japanese yeu, is owing*, perhaps,  to the very inexpensiveness of its  mintage, a very formidable rival of the  other.  But before a further step is taken into  this subject, a glance at the attitude cf  "John Chinaman" on the silver question, would be well   His staple of value  is rice.   There are 400,000,000 people in  China; there are are in India and its  dependencies, 300,000,000 more; there  are in  Burmah, Siam,  the Malay Peninsula, and  the great Malayan Archipelago, at   least   a  further "50,000,000.  And then  wo   have   to reckon  in the  millions  of Japan.    A vast majority of  these people use rice as their daily food.  Rice is grown everywhere.   Rice,g*rown  in such quantities  and over such wide  areas, having* so many markets and so  many centers of distribution, cannot be  cornered   by   any    Oriental   Chicago  Consequently,  ' John   Chinaman,"   regarding these   facts, will tell you  that  with the exception of a slight fiuctation,  owing to-somei.local   famine, that the  price of   rice .cannot materially alter  He also finds that in the year of grace,  1899,   as   in   the   year    of  grace   (or  calamity), .1873, that the same weight of  rice can be purchased by practically the  same weight of  silver,    lie will, therefore, tell you   that   silver is not depreciated.     He   is,   in  fact,   a   Bryanite,  although he knows nothing of hi'to I.  As has boon stated,  the Chinese idea  of   money  is weight  and   purity.    To  him, therefore, the Jap yen, the Canton  and Mexican dollar, alfboing of practically the same: weight, are to him of the  same   value      General   Grant,   while  president of the United States, understanding   this   fact,   brought   out   the  notion, or rather thought out the notion  of   the   American   trade   dollar.    This  dollar was to  be of no value as legal  tender  in   the   country  of the  United  States, but could be used by any nation  outside,  if they so chose.   Several millions were coined and were sent out to  the Orient, and were to be seen circulating as   legal   tender   from Singapare  through   Hong Kong and Shanghai to  the  city  of Yokohoma.    At  that  time  the Japanese yen. as a commercial coin,  did not exist.    The Canton dollar had j  not been thought of.    The trade dollar  was at once taken  up by the Orientals,  since it   was   in   value   a  very  small  fraction better than  anv of its competitors.    For some reason,  the exactitude  of which is hardly necessary to discuss,  else we bring the wrath of the <rold bug's  1SS11  apparent, for if the United States could  do it, and the Japanese and the Mexicans are doing it, why not wc?  AiJ'itKii  Dvki:.  Rossland, March Is. 1899.'  YOUTH.  Jf to lie young is to lie. glad at heart:  To love tlui birds, to love tin- wayside. (lowers,  To loaji with joy lu springtide's hreezy hours.  Ami iind a bliss m Nature's every part���  In tliinys that cmi*-. in Ji.-h that dive and dart���  Then "in tin- play��r uml of delightful bowers  I bear a youth  that shall not. loose its powers,  X"iir dread 'the strife of ea-jer t-iwu and mart.    .  If tola- youii-,' is to he full of hope  And b'n-iyanf life, louirin-i- to cast; away  The pfiitv i-ares that make us stoop and yropc,  And be a child ayrain with mirth and play-  Such is the youth i strive for. smiuir to cope  With time and all his terrors, day by day.  ���Arthur L. Salmon.  (JAXADA'S    OiJL    I'liitDS.  An Ottawa despatch says : In view of  the storm of indignation raised by the  Stsndard Oil Company's practices in  Canada, the following facts in connection with the attempted acquirement of  tne Gaspe oil. belt are of interest:  Theie are three great oil belts in Canada���one,and the most important one,in  West Ontario, where the petroleum beds  are being- fully developed and where the  Standard is now in full control; second  the Peninsula of Gaspe, Quebec, where  the wells are con trolled by the Petroleum  Oil Trust, of London ; third, the Athabasca region, where development has not  begun.  Athabasca is too remote to have any  oearing on the trust's calculations, but  two or three years ago the value of tlie |  Gaspe area became apparent, and began  to disturb '��� the Standard's peace. A  strong rival was on the ground first, and  the London Petroleum Trust proceeded  so quietly with its development that  some 30 wells were running before the  Standard despatched agents to Gaspe.  The object was to obtain possession of  land between the new oil wells and any  shipping point on water or railroad, but  the London Company had taken the  precaution to buy a strip of ground that  insured access to the water, and the  Standard agents were exposed and frustrated.  The English company has spent $2,-  000,000 on the Gaspe bil field, putting  itself in a position to compete against  the Standard. Meanwhile there has  been a strange juggling going on in the  Government office at Quebec���objections  to the London Company's title and attempts to ..invalidate the deeds to the  petroleum areas. The first comers are  still in possession, and hold over one  hundred square miles of fine oil-bearing  ground, the flow from thirty wells being  copious, and the quality of the oil excellent.  Bourne Bros, have just received a  consignment of Spring Goods, Oil Cloth,  Sheetings, Tickings, White Canvas,  Blue Denims. Outing* Flannel, Swiss  Muslin. Velveteen. Felts, Straw Matting, Floor Rugs, Mats, Hosiery, Negligee Shirts, Dress Lining* and many  other articles required by the citizen's  of the Silvery Slocan towns.  at the very lowest possible prices. I wish to  clear out the whole line.  This is the opportunity  to secure bargains. . . .  Being the only Scientific Optician in the  Slocan you will see the  need of having your  eyes properly fitted with  glasses before ray departure, which will be  very soon.  a, w, qriMmett,   .  Jewelleir aitiril Optacilam,.  odloinL  o  o  GREETING:��� .We have on hand  about 400 pairs of Ladies'and Children's  shoes which we are to dispose of at a  sacrifice *in order to make room in our  salesroom for new stock now on the road.  The stock includes a fine line of Tie,  Strap and Buckle Slippers in Tan and  Black Ladies' lace and button shoes-  latest styles.  Quilted Satin and Felt Slippers.  Children's Spring & High-heel shoes  A special line-of .Boys School Shoos.  E. R. ATHERTON CO., Ltd,  POST OFFICII STORE. SANDON.  i.i  HATS  Is not always at your  command in a mining  camp, but you can  get; the best on the  market   AT HOBEN'S  And if you find it hard  to set first-class canned goods, butter and  eggs, fruits and vegetables, you should. . .  We have just received a large consignment of thoroughly up-to-date goods  from the leading Eastern dealers.    The prices will not allow the goods '  Call earlv.   -to remain long in stock.  SANDON:  =ROSSLAND  NEW DENVER,  TRY HOBEN  A large stock of gents'  furnishings to select  from; also miners'  supplies and hardware  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE,  Propn'etor.  Jas, M. Patterson  &   Co.  Dealers  Grod nnd the doctor we alike .-idori*.  When on the brink of danger, not before ;  The danger part, both are alike requited ;  God is forgotten nnd the doctor slighted.  This life is oft perplexing,  'Tis much the wisest plan  To bear all trials bravely,  And smile whene'er we can.  There is no morrow.   TIioukIi before our face  The shadow named so stretches, we always  Fail to o'ertake it, hasten as wo may :  God only -j-ives one island inch, of space  Betwixt tlie Eternities, as standing place  Where each mav work���the. inexorable  Today.  ���Miiriraivt ,J. Preston.  Tin-: Li2nt;k office i.s working- a nice  shoot of hio'h grade joh printing', and  shipments- arc. hoinu* made to many  camps. Call ii. and -issay the samples.  The bulldog- is chained up and there, is  no danger of-getting* knocked down by  the wind from onr big* cylinder press.  F. Pymiin has a<jain commenced to do  business in New Denver. Bring .your  watches to him when they are out of  order.  Bourne Bros, have a nice line of  Field, Garden, Flower Seeds and Onion  Sets. Anything' not in stock can be  procured upon short notice.  Lost near Hig*hg'ate archway, an umbrella belonging* to a g*entlenian with  bent rib and a hone handle.  $1.00  By using the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold by The Ledge at  FIRST HUNDRED,  FIFTY   CENTS   each   subsequent hundred.  Stationery  and a complete line of  Optical  Goods-���~  Eyes tested and glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater, B.C,  aslo hotel  Family & Commercial.  -���' i  L  arge  And  Comfortable  ak  Rooms  Fitted with every modem  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  DENVER  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  I'o anil from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry a Rent or���  C. P.  WM, STITT, Gen. S  &. li. GARRETT,  R. Apent. New Denver.  , S. AKfc., Winnipe.ur.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown, Plate and Bridge work.  Office, Broken Hill Blk.   Nelson.  Lost���A collie dog'ihy a man nn Saturday evening* answering* to Jim with a  hrasscollar round his neck and a muzzle.  Established 18!):'.,  E. M. SANDILANDS,  ���SKS^SeU  You Can  ave  By selecting your  '-9  SANDON. B.C.  Minini,' Stocks bouffht aud Sold.   General Agent  for Sloc-in Properties.        Promising   Prospects For Sale.   BROOCHES  PENDANTS  NECKLACES  BRACELET*  i.'  From  the  immense stock  of Watches  in Solid  Gold, G-old Filled, or Silver Cases, in all sizes  from  the  smallest   in Lady's to  those  suitable for the most severe work.  !vi  Set with Diamonds  Emeralds, Opals, Pearls,  Rubies and Olivines ,  ^"Everything in clocks for either Office, Hall,  Mantle or Bedroom. There is nothing in British  Columbia as good in  Jewelery and Silverware.  The Well-Known and Koliable Merlden Britannia Hollow-ware and  1847 "Rogers Bros. Knives, Forks and Spoons. Goods bought in  this store will lie ENGRAVED FKKE. Orders   by  mail  promptly  attended to. JACOB DOVER, Nelson, B. C.  m  !��i 

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