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 Volume "VI.   No.  " 9  OO.  NEW DENVER, B. C, FAY 18, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  LOGAN GAMP NEWS I  SBS-SBSSMOSSS 333 SS -SSSfe^SS^B-SS  l-OCAI,    CHIT-CHAT  S LOO AX    "ir IX13IIA I.    FLOAT.  Every  davs.  carpenter in tOAvn is busy these  bis   place levelled  W. Koch is having  off and fenced in.  Building* operations are quite livel}r  at present in town.  . . Silverton has deferred  New Denver's  ���challenge to football.  School Inspector Burns inspected the  local institution on Monday.  Snow fell on Thursday and a sharp  frost at night injured gardens.  McMillan & Hamilton are removing  their wholesale house from Nakusp to  Nelson.  The infant child of Mr.and Mrs.Dwyer,  of Sandon, was buried here on Thursday  morning.  The adjourned vestry meeting* of St.  .   Stephen's church will "be held on the  29th inst.  Rev. J. Clelaud and family, of Sandon,  have taken up their residence here for a  short time.  John Werely is having* his neat little  residence, Slocan avenue, spruced up by  the painters.  J. C. Harris is remodelling" his house  4it the Bosun ranch. Andy Wallace has  the contract.  N. Dingman purposes erecting an imposing verandah to the front of the Columbia house.  Wm. Hunter, Silverton, has been appointed one of the license commissioners  of the Slocan.  C. E. Perry is once more back in Koot-  ���enay, after 18 months absence in the  Omenica country.  Lumber is on the ground for the  erection of new residences on the bench  overlooking- Bigelow Bay.  The appropriation for improving the  government reserve has been expended  and the result is satisfactory.  Rev. Cleland, of Sandon, will hold  services in the Presbyterian church  Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:15  p.m.  Everybody welcome.   R.N.Powell.  Lumber is on the ground for the big  grand stand to be erected at the recreation park. Murdock McLean has the  job.  So soon as the government appropriation arrives, the task of clearing up  the public school g'rounds will be undertaken.  An old landmark has disappeared  with the tearing down of Dan McLeod's  log shack, on the government reserve,  last week.  Ex-mayor Atherton, of Sandon, will  have his new residence, next to George  Williamson's on Nob hill, erected without delay.  The delay in the arrival of the machinery witl prevent the launching of  the new pleasure vacht being built by  I. N.Cook.  Wm. Anderson is making many improvements to his Sixth street property,  including the building of a new woodshed and storehouse.  R. H. Trueman, the Vancouver photographer, had his mammoth tent erected  here during the week. He did a most  taking business, though somewhat negative.  Handsome lithograph posters and  hangers of the baseball contest between  Nelson and Sandon. to be played here  on May 24th, have been gotten out by  the committee.  The people's favorite, Harry Lindley,  played in the Bosun hall, Mondav  and  h*., -   - ���   - -       -  A crown grant is to be applied for on  the Lakeview group.  The Bosun group of three claims is  being crown granted.  The owners of the Ohio, on Ten Mile,  are sinking a shaft on the lead.  P. Lindquist, D. McPherson and Dan  McCuaig are doing assessment on Ten  Mile.  The troubles in the Coeur d'Alenes  are driving men into this camp seeking  work.  On Saturday the money was paid over  on the Enterprise deal. ' Some of it will  lodge here.  Last week the Northwest Mining Syndicate, through W. H. Sandiford, made  a cash offer for the Galena Farm.  The Turri8 has put up over 60 sacks  of high grade ore during development.  It averages upwards of 400 ounces per  ton.  The recent find on the Wonderful is  turning out a sure thing, giving the  property a certainty of making a good  mine  Wni. Thomlinson has gone into the  Okanagan and Boundary countries in  quest of copper prospects for leading-  capital.  The Mollie Hughes, was inspected on  Thursday by H. C. Oswald and W. H.  Sandiford, of the Northwest Mining  Syndicate,  The ledge on the Mary Durham has  widened to about 15 inches, and work  on the incline shaft will be pushed to  greater depth. It is now down 35 feet  on the ledge.  The ore chute encountered last week  in the face of the Neglected tunnel has  i*hi-:  <; HAWKISH.  Wlint it in :in<l How H Serves Mankind by  lis  Hackiriii-d Motion.  The crawfish is not a lobster, though  it resembles a lobster very much. It is  a crustaceous animal,of the crab family.  It has many peculiarities. Its meat i.s  cooling and nutritious, and very palatable to a hungry man. It advances  backwards,  and   if one were   to start  from New Denver to Silverton, for example, it would make the trip with its  head pointed this way, as if longing to  get hack, but could not stop itself on its  downward course. Because of this peculiarity the erawfish Jias become famous, and now when a man recedes from  a position before taken, it is said of him  that he has "crawfished." Many men  crawfish. They don't like to, but they  do, They crawfish at reg-ular and irre-  g-ular intervals,and however distasteful  the,operation may be to start with,they  generally become accustomed to it before they repeat the dose many times.,  We have had an example of this peculiarity in man in the actions of our  neighbors to the south, as they have  endeavored to convince themselves that  they can get up a celebration for May  24th. There are many things about  our sister camp to be admired.   Sisters  HOMK KUX STKTKK  Of l-'ai- Oi  eater Importance  Supposed.  Than at First  Biggest event in the history  of the Slocan will be the celebration at New Denver on  May 24th.    Come and see us  The recent strike on the Home Run  group, adjoining the Mountain Chief on  the east, and owned by Messrs. Moran  and Greenley of this town, has proven  of far greater importance than was at  first supposed, and bids fair to equal, if  not excel, the showings on the several  big working mines close to hand. Brief  mention was made of the strike last  week, to the effect that a quartz ledge,  10 to 12 feet in width, had been uncovered, and in the ledge were two eight to  10 inch paystreaks, carrying high grade  copper ore, the croppings from which  assayed 193 and 172 ozs. of silver to the  ton.'  Work has been steadily pushed upon  the property since the strike was made  by a force of four men, and the ledge  has been uncovered by stripping and  open cutting for a distance of 150 feet or  more It is of uniform width in all the  openings, and the rich  s*s��as��s��f as as s-s s-sas^asssasss  1  JUBILEE EVENTS  1  ore is showing  on the hanging wall wherever the ledge  has been exposed.  Another important feature of the  ledge, and probably the most important, is the fact that it carries six or eight-  feet of ore, along with the gangue, talc  Nelson's Football  positively   meet  Denver   Football  Team will  tlie New  Team   at  New   Denver,  Queen's  Dav  are such amiable creatures anyhow,and  especially sisters of the Silverton stamp.  Her admirable spirit in raising the wind  to the amount of $1,750, to b~uy up all  the patriotism of Kootenay, is commendable; as is also her ambition to  have at least one block of ground levelled and clean enough to roll pumpkins over. Equally commendable is  her amiability, for has she not taught  her celebration committee to perforin  the feats of the crawfish without winc  ing-  widened to from four to eight inches.  It is mostly zinc blend, an inch or two  of clean steel galena running with it.  Recent assays give, from the galena 107  ozs. silver and 46 per cent. lead, and  from the zinc blend 40 ozs. silver.  Ol'KXIXG OF ST. STEPHEN'S.  Three weeks ago they advertised that  Sandon and Nelson would play a, match  game of baseball there Two davs later  Nelson and Sandon baseball teams decided to come to New Denver, and the  committee���crawfished. Three weeks  ago they advertised that the hose reel  teams of Kootenay towns would race at  Silverton. Three days later the hose  reel teams of Rossland and Nelson decided to come to New Denver, and Sandon to go to Kaslo, and the committee-  crawfished. Three weeks ago they advertised that the Nelson lacrosse team  would play at Silverton. and forthwith  The opening and dedicatory services  of the new Anglican church of St. Stephen's, last Sunday, were a brilliant  success in every particular. The sacred  edifice was rilled morning and evening  by an appreciative congregation. Several clergy assisted in tlie service: Rev.  Mr. Yates, vicar, who took the prayers;  Rev. Mr. Beer, Kaslo, preacher in the  morning; and Rev. Mr. Akehurst, of  Nelson, celebrant at the communion  and oreacher in the evening. Rev.  Mr. Cleland, Presbyterian pastor at  Sandon, lead the lessons at the morning  service. The music on both occasions  was much above the average, the success of which was largely due to the  presence of Mrs. J. H.Millward at the  Sandon's Baseball Team will  positively meet the Nelson  Baseball Team al New Denver celebration, Queen's Day  All the- events advertised to  come off at New Denver at  the approaching celebration  will  positively   take   place  and decomposed ledge matter, that will  run from 40 to 60 oz. in silver to the ton,  and is of a character that smelters are  very anxious to get hold of for fluxing  purposes. A rate of $10 per ton is given  by the smelters for this character of ore  and little of it indeed is procurable from  the mines hereabouts.  The present openings on the property  being only 400 feet above the wagon  road, excellent shipping facilities are at  hand, all of which adds much to the importance of the property.  As was stated last" week, Messrs.  Moran and Greenley will force work on  the showing now obtained, and are  eoniident rhat with depth they will find  the ledge much wider and the ore richer.  However, even if their hopes in this respect are not realized, and the ledge  remains at its present width and the ore  of the same value, they have a big  thing in the Home Run. The paystreaks  of high grade ore are strong and apparently inexhaustible, and the immense  body of low grade stuff will make the  property a heavy shipper. Spatterings  of galena and grey copper are to be  The celebration committee has all but  completed arrangements for the gravid  jubilee to be held in New Denver next  Wednesday. The last hour -preparations are in hand and everything is , in  ship shape for the fun to begin. If all  works well this will be the smoothest  event that has ever taken place in the  Slocan. Every citizen has entered into  it liberal spirited, to lena aid to the  committee and help shape the sports  for the day, the grounds, the streets,  etc.  The hotels and business houses are  already decorating with evergreens,  bunting, flags, etc., and Joe Millward  is busy painting several appropriate  floats. Tuesday New Denver will have  assumed her gala attire, and this pretty  little town, the queen of the Slocan, will  be decked as never before.  In addition to the largely increased  dining room facilities prepared by the  hotels, several eating places will be  opened for the day, and ample accommodations for the hungry multitudes  will be had.  It is hardly necessary to repeat what  will be the star attractions of the day.  First will come the hose reel race between Nelson and Rossland. This will  be the briefest event of the day's sports,  but it will attract a large crowd from  both of these cities, and will be of great  interest. The friends of both teams are  coming to back to a standstill their  favorites, and a large sum of money  will change hands on the race  Following* this will come the baseball,  lacrosse and football matches, any one  of which events would provide a'good  afternoon's sport. The committee believes with the arrangements made that  it will be possible to pull off these contests with ample timo between for such  on the charge of unlawful assembling  in connection with the anti-Chinese agitation   at   Sandon   some   months ago.  McGinty elected trial by jury and Judge  Forin.made an order for bail.   Tn the  event of McGinty furnishing satisfactory sureties he will regain his liberty  until the assize court sits.    Williams,  who was mixed up with McGinty in the  anti-Chinese  disturbances,  elected for  speedy trial before Judge Forin some  time ago and was sentenced to a week's  imprisonment.  Houstoniiin Logic.  The mine owners of the Slocan are reported to have formed a combination to  deprive members of the miner's union  from employment.   The question might  be asked, if the owners of mines in the  Slocan find it to their advantage to organize  Protective   Associations,   why  should the miners of the Slocan be debarred from organizing Miners' Unions?  Canada is a free country and no part of  it is under  martial law.   More : when  the mine owners of the Slocan adopt the  ways of the military satraps who are  now ruling the Coeur d'Alenes,they may  find that there is a law in Canada that  will protect Canadian workingmen from  the tyranny of the Alien mine owners of  the Slocan."   It is not so long ago that  most of the purse-proud mine owners  and managers   now   operating in the  Slocan were jumping sideways to get  enough money to   pay   their grocery  bills, and now they want to dictate who  shall work  for wages in   the country  that sheltered them.���Nelson Tribune.,  Nelson's crack Hose-reel team  will positively race the crack  team of Rossland at NewT  Denver, May Twenty-fourth  Tuesday nights, to good houses A  Daughter of Virginia and Little Lord  Fauiitleroy were the productions presented.  Capt. W. L. Jeffery, of Nanaiino, father of Fred Jeffery, whose sad drowning with Jack Todd, in Slocan lake,was  recorded   some   weeks ago, is in New  Denver, attending to  the estate of his son.  the settlement of  M. L. Grimmett, barrister and solicitor, Sandon, will open a branch ollice  here next Saturday, ft is Mr. Griin-  mett's intention to visit New Denver  every Saturday and he will devote a  good share of his time to the law business of this camp.  Ready to Buy Ore.  The Slocan Ore Purchasing Company  of Nelson makes the announcement that  it is now prepared to purchase ore. By  the end of next week the sampler  building will be ready to receive the  machinery and the assay and business  offices will be ready for occupancy.  organ, and to other members of the  Presbvterian choir who so kindly assisted. The collections were liberal, and  they will be devoted to the purchase of  a new church bell,the first in the Slocan  country.  In itself St. Stephen's church is the  handsomest and most complete edifice  of the kind outside the cities. The exterior is a combination of rustic and  shingles; with a neat bell tower and  porch, the whole presenting a pleasing-  effect. The windows are made in old  style, composed of small lights and  handsomely colored, adding much to  the general beauty. Inside', the building is finished in cedar, panelled, with  the rafters exposed. The general arrangement of the chancel is effective.  The seats and woodwork are all stained  and varnished, which, with the bright  furnishings, tend to make a most pleasing picture. Due care has been given  to ventilation, while the acoustics are  particularly fine.  There is but a small sum yet to be  paid on the building, thanks to the generosity of friends in England. Funds  are also in sight for the painting. The  building will seat about 120 people, and  has been erected after the plans of Geo.  Curtis, Nelson. Murdock McLean was  the contractor, and J. H. Millward has  the painting.  the lacrosse team of Nelson decided to  come to New Denver, and the committee���crawfished. Two weeks ago they  advertised that the Oddfellows of Nelson were going to spend the 24th at  Silverton, 300 strong. Four weeks ago  the Oddfellows of Nelson decided to  come to New Denver, 500 strong, and  the committee have since���crawfished.  Two weeks ago they, said the Smelter  band at Nelson was going to Silverton,  May 24th. Last week the Smelter band  at Selson decided to come to New Denver, and the committee���crawfished.  Two weeks ago they advertised that the  football team of Trail would play Silver-  ton on May 24th. Last week the football team' of Trail decided to go to  Kaslo, and the committee���crawfished.  Six weeks ago they advertised ihat������  that���but what's the use.  Nelson's Lacrosse team will  positively play a match game  with New Denver during the  big celebration  of May 24th  The Payne Mine.  found all through the ledge, and very  little stuff is thrown upon the dump  that does not have the right sparkle.  This is not the first time Messrs.  Moran and Greenley have been associated with the development of important  mining property in the Slocan, It was  under their management that the Queen  Bess was put upon a producing basis,  and in the sale of the property they received large sums of money in payment  for their holdings.  In His Head.  Two Irishmen were drifting out to  sea upon the poop of a wrecked ship.  "Oi say," said Pat to Finnigan, as he  started up and raised his head in hope,  "did yez hear the wheels?" "Shure,  V Oi did not. They be in yoor head,  Pat."  A meeting to confirm the sale of the  Payne to the Canadian company will be  held in Sandon on May 25th, after which  new stock will be issued to the extent  of three million shares, at $1 per share.  Of this 2,500,000 shares will be issued to  the old shareholders, on the basis of five  shares for two of the present stock. Half  a million shares will remain in the treasury at the present price of the stock, $4  a share. The new stock will be worth  $1.60, and the property valued at four  million dollars.  Making Jubilee Husic.  The smelter band is making good  progress under the leadership of Angus  Najorsen and are "practicing regularly  twice a week. They have received  their caps and lamps from Toronto, and  hope in a short time to be able to procure uniforms. The band intends to  accompany the Nelson excursionists to  New Denver on May 24th. and are  practicing suitable music for the occasion.���Tribune.  Kunning Successfully.  The Hall Mines smelter is treating  between 65 and 70 tons of ore daily in  the small furnace, says the Tribune.  About forty per cent, of this ore has  been obtained from one of the Silver  King workings, and is smelted in connection with purchased lead ores from  the Slocan. It is the intention of the  smelter superintendent to increase the  proportion of the Silver King ore to  fully 50 per cenl.,as the idea of the  company in treating the Slocan ores is  mainly to use their lead contents for  collecting the silver values in the low  grade Silver King ore, which carries  but a small percentage of copper.  Shake,    Hob.  minor sports as are customary uuon  such occasions. The aquatic sports will  orobably be brought off in the evening,  but there is nothing definite arranged  yet as to time. This will be made public later.  Advices from Rossland give the assurance of very large crowds, as also from  Nelson. The Oddfellows' excursion,  accompanied by the Smelter band of  Nelson, will bring several hundred visitors from Nelson. Rossland s contingent will probably number 200, and a  good crowd is also coming from Trail.  Despite the fact that the Slocan City  band has been engaged for elsewhere,  the citizens of that camp are coming* en  masse to New Denver. From Nakusp,  Three Forks and Sandon many will  come to New Denver, since this is the  only Slocan camp where anything of  importance will take place.  The Silverton wagon road is to be  put iu better condition for pedestrians,  as it is reported at least half of our sister camp will walk to New Denver to  participate in the jubilee. The road  will be kept hot that clay, and a 15-min-  ute boat service from Silverton ^o New  Denver would coin money for the operators.  The finishing touches are being put  on the grounds this week, and a grand  stand, with a seating capacity of 500, is  being' erected.  SLOCAN   CITY.  Robert Monro Covington and Miss  Catherine Jane McMillan, both of Slocan City,were married Monday by Rev.  Mr. Frew, at his residence, on Victoria  street, Nelson. The groom is one of  the best known miners in the Slocan.���  Tribune.  Evening Star Money.  D. O. Ross, of Slocan City, was in  Nelson this week to receive the first  payment on the Evening Star bond.  The property is located on Springer  creek, and is under bond to Mackenzie,  Mann & Sutherland. Ross expected to  receive the monev Tuesdav.  Prospects are growing brighter every  day for this camp.  Black  Prince is  excitement    in  Queen Bess Shares In Demand.  The B. C. Mining Review states that  the recent satisfactoiy reports that have  been   received   in   London   from   the  Queen Bess, coupled with the payment  of an interim dividend, are causing an  inquiry into these shares.    There appears to be little doubt but what this  will become one of  the great mines of  the Slocan. A letter written from Three  Forks states that  "the mine is looking  better than at any  previous time in its  history.   In the new ore chute in Level  1 there is now nearly four feet of clean  galena across the  face of the tunnel,  and No. 5 level has now been in ore for  150 feet, some parts of which show three  feet of solid galena, and the vein shows  every sign  of going down strongly."  Such" a vein of galena is almost unparalleled in the Slocan, where a vein a few  inches wide of this rich ore yields enormous profits.   Metropolitans   in   a Smash-Up.  Last week one of the teams conveying  the Metropolitan opera company, which  played here some time ago, from Cranbrook to Foit Steele, ran away on a hill  about four miles from the latter place.  The occupants were thrown to the  ground, and Miss Agnes Millard, principal soprano, and Miss Colby, one of the  chorus, were severely injured. They  were taken to the hospital for medical  treatment. Miss Millard had her arm  broken and a bad cut over one eye. Miss  Colby had her right leg broken and she  received severe internal injuries Several  other members of the company were  more or less bruised up. While in New  Denver the leading lady sprained her  ankle severely.  A Prosperous Organization.  iig strike on the  considerable  The 1  causin<  town.  Ore at the Chapleaii is being sacked  and will be shipped when the trails are  open.  Work will be commenced on the Arlington so soon as supplies can be packed to it.  J. A. Foley has procured a lease upon j  .SI!  nd  the  Hard Nut and Eagle and will com-1  mence work immediately.  The old timers will conieto New Denver on May 24 in canoes. Tom Mulvey  will be along and expects to win all the  races.  Since last July 220 feet of a crosscut  tunnel have been run on the Calumet  and Hecla, and 45 feet have been driven  on the lead. About 175 feet from the  crosscut, northeast on the vein, about  12 feet of concentrating* ore is in sight.  Work has been suspended until the pack  train can bring up supplies.  Elected for Trial  by -Jury.  C. F. Nelson returned on Saturday  from attending the Grand Lodge of the  Knights  of   Pythias,  recently   held  in  Victoria. The returns showed the Order to be in a most flourishing condition  with bright prospects for the future.  Two new lodges are about to be organized in the Boundary country Kootenay secured two Grand officers at this  session, the V. G. C. going to Rossland  and theG. M. A. to Trail. It also secured the next meeting of the Grand  Lodge, which i.s to lie held in Rossland  next May.  Single Fare Goes.  A. D. McGinty, of Sandon, was before  Judge Forin last week, for election up-  All the railways and steamboat lines  operating* in Southern Kootenay announce a single fare  for the round trip  from all points on their several lines  to Ymir, Kaslo, and New Denver on  account of the Queen's birthday celebrations at these towns. Tickets will be  on sale on the 22nd. 23rd and 24th, and  will be good to return until tbe 26th, inclusive.    The Tamarac group has been bonded  to H. D. Curtis for $16,000.  Miners are reported scarce throughout  the Slocan.       The paystreak on the Queen Fraction  is eight inches wide.    Work continues. THE LEDGE, NEW DEN VEE, B.C., MAY 18, 1899.  Sixth .Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOVVERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three mouths   Six "   Twelve "   Thhke years   .!���? .10  . 1.25  . 2.00  . 5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents i>er line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrre.spond.ence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of tlie  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  s hot. and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that tlie editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  f HURSDAY,   MAY 18. 1899.  AMONG    THIS    TKSDEKFKKT.  Th?: Grand Trunk is , a great rail-  wily. I read several hundreds of  miles on their beautiful trains and  found all the luxuries it is possible to  find oh a railway. I met their Toronto passenger agent, Mr, Dickson,  and if all the G. T. R. officials carry  the same wide vein of courtesy that  he does, the road is fortunate.  Toronto is a beautiful city, on the  ..shores of Lake Ontario.    It   is  10(1  years old, and is not even bald-headed.    1 stopped at the Queen's, one of  the best taverns in the camp.    The  clerk is by far the  best judge of human  nature, I think,   I.'have   me-.  After I had  placed  my  lovely autograph on the register, I handed him  some money  to pay ray   bill in advance.    Pie  tossed tlie  money back  to me and told me T could,  pay when  I left.    I felt  pleased, and if I knew  him I would send  him this paper for  a year gratis.   I settled  when I left,  but,   after due reflection   upon   the  matter, I consider that I lost another  opportunity.    I should   have stayed  there a year and  saved the trouble  of rustling a grub stake in the silvery  but high-priced west.    An important  event has just arrived in Sandon,  which cuts this letter short until next  week.  when we know him. "We remember  quite distinctly the day Dick Creamer  and Fraser left for India. At that  time he was unknown as a writer,  but from the beautiful language he  always had at his command, we always thought he would come to a  good end. It he will just write a  story about the age and surroundings  in which we first knew him, it would  have a great reception. He has  abundant material at his command  of the events of the period to which I  refer, and with his genius could  weave a story that would not only  please his old-time friends, but the  world in general.  The very uncertainty about the  action of the eight hour law in the  Slocan has cast a frost over many  proposed mining deals. This promised t;���> be a very busy and prosperous season in the  Sbcan, but all   has  changed.    Doubt has taken the place  of confidence, and  capital  is loath to  step in where unwise legislators may  at any time cause   trouble by their  uncalled-for laws.    The  Slocan  has  had trouble enough  in   the past, and  now the  men  who  make our  laws  seem bound that we shall have more  of it.    This if. what we get for electing men to office  who  are short on  brains and long on the desire to obtain votes. ' Miners in the Slocan prefer 10 hours work   and  $3.o0 a shift,  to fewer hours and  less   pay.    The  government should  have considered  this before passing  the law.    A shut  down in  the Slocan  means ruin  to  thousands and a   blow at   the  best  camp in  British Columbia,    Personally we do not mind ruin very much,  and are inclined to say like the actor  in the  play, "Lay   on,   Joe  Martin,  and damned  be  he  who. first cries.  Hold! I've got enough !".  gold, silver and copper. But some of us  who have read the papers for years know  that few of them ever see a cloud without a silver lining, and that they all delight in discounting the future in rainbow  hues.  To him who studies the influence of  surroundings in shaping the character oi  people, there is something interesting in  the predictions of the gentlemen of the  press. Why ie it that newspapers in the  agricultural districts are not alwa3's predicting great crops of grain and fruits,  and fat hogs and cattle ?  There seems to be something in the  atmosphere of a mining camp that infests all its people with the intoxication  of the brightest hope; and it is for this  reason probably, that the mining newspaper never sees disaster in the future.  To the average journal the establishment  of the most senseless process mill means  a prosperous era at once for the camp,  and the assay of a rich sample means a  bonanza for the owner. Repeated failures apparently teach few lessons. The  fact that the other gray old years, which'  have left us bowed down with so much  unfruitful or half unfruitful endeavor���  wore bright tints and promised so much  on other June days���have not saddened  recollections or dulled enthusiasm.  But we  believe there is  more in the  Cafc��J  ���^^-***-*��   "     *"      ' ll'1'rl'lllT'ftll'lfc'^"*''-^1''*-flP-^-ag*^, |  situation that is encouraging than there  has been in a  long time.   That fruition  will equal prediction  cannot reasonably  be expected.    But the. newspapers   are  evidently nearer correct  than'they have  usually been.   Production  is.increasing  from an increased number of mines, instead of from  a  few  bonanzas, and the  profits are better distributed than usual.  It seems that  the camps an* characterized by more work and less bluster  than  usual, and   that  men  are  relying more  upon the profit to be obtained in mining  than in selling     These are but tlie crop-  pings that mining is  obtaining its rightful position  as a legitimate occupation.  The process  fiends,  with  new ��� milling,  smelting or concentration appliances and  patents, are growing  scarce and scarcer,  ! which is but another indication that the  mining   world   is  acquiring  knowledge.  All these  are sure  signs of  health and  improvement,  and  indicate the onward  march in the precious metal mining industry that all must be glad to recognize  as facts.     ___. _. ���   .   The average number of horses killed  each vear in'Spanish bullfights exceed  ! 5,000,' while from 1..00Q to 1,200 bulls are  sacrificed.  -.ir-jiH ���viwirv'Jr^Tn'-w.i-;-; -^i-  ��rtireal  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $.12,000,000.00 ,  Reserved fund    :    :     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     981,328.04  HEAD    OFFICE,   BIONTKEA3L.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drdmmond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland/Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  xxT2C!rr>7*n^-v0-<���i^ya-vBza'iajxaas ���^s ������wea^E**^^  '* v  f  The stoppage of work in the mines  of the Coeur d'Alenes is a hard blow  on the mining industry of the northwest. Nearly two thousand men are  idle and the effect is disastrous upon  all the towns in the vicinity of the  trouble. About $5,000 a day is withdrawn from circulation, and a decrease in the ore shipments of $700,-  000 per month. The strike should be  a lesson to all concerned, and good  result from evil. \Ve have little hope  of reform in the United States until  its corrupt politicians and corporations  are things of the past.  A Rossland paper wants a celebration of the 4th of July in that city.  The editor evidently forgets that a  public affair of that kind would simply mean that Canadians were celebrating the anniversary of the time  they were knocked out by our cousins across the line. On Canadian  soil Americans might celebrate their  natal day without giving offence to  anyone. Otherwise it would be  against the law of good taste and  manners.  RASHDALL.  Xot-irv Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  KEW DENVER.  B.C.  MINING  TXTKRESTK BOUGHT  SOLD   AND BONDED.   INVITED���  Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  COURESPONDKNCJ?  v^��E^2Sffiw^��wsm&��S2im&w��mgEmm  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  HLIXjJA) ! ENGLISH SPAKKOW.  MI*. AV.   A.   .PBASKK    AS    A    WR1TBB.  Several names have come forward  prominently   during   the   past   few  months as writers of fiction, and one  of them is a Canadian.    It may interest Canadian newspapermen to know  something of Mr. D. A. Fraser, whose  new book of tales,   "The  Eye of a  God,"  has just appeared in Toronto  and New York.    Mr.  Fraser is already the personal friend of a  large  number of journalists who appreciate  his   excellent    social   qualities, ��� his  bright personality and the success of  his literary  work.    As a   writer of  short  stories,   Mr.   Fraser    already  ranks as one ot the  cleverest of  the  present day.     His  work is marked  by originality of conception, and combines unusual  strength with fine literary finish.    He is a native of Nova  Scotia, and follows  the vocation of a  civil engineer.    Nine years of his life  were spent in  India, during which  time he gathered a store ot material  that he is now utilizing in his stories.  He has also spent some five years or  so in the Canadian Northwest, where,  in the new free life of the plains and  prairies,   he has found  a  rich vein  which ne has worked with great success.    No better stories than his have  been written of  the   western  life of  Canada.    If he continues to develop  as rapidly as he has in the few years  since he first  began   literary work,  we may look to  his taking a place  among the great  writers of this period.   London Literature, last year, in  a highly appreciative  article on Mr.  Fraser and his work, referred "to him  as "the Canadian  Kipling."   In this  connection it is interesting  to note  that Mr. Kipling  has taken  a great  liking to his Canadian prototype, and  has encouraged   him  to pursue the  course  in  which   his   talents would  seem to lit  him tor  eminent  work.  Mr.   Fraser resides  in  Georgetown,  Ont.-���Printer and  Publisher, of Toronto.  Other papers give Billy even greater praise, and we are  pleased to see  Hillo! English sparrow.  Wotcher doin' 'ere ?  Colonizin', h'aintclier,  Sanaensev'rywhere.  Wheresoe'er I wanders,  'Sure to meet with, you;  Seems where Britons settle,  Thare you settles too.  H'over h'all creation.  Where the Briton roams.  Torrid zone, or h'artic,  Thare you 'as yor 'ome.s.  Thare you stakes yor 'omestea.il,  Thare you bilds yor nest,  Fi-j-htiir native small birds,  K.nockin'li'out their host.  You kin stand the lishtin',  Stand the climate, too;  Cold, or'ot as blazes,  H'aitit no h'odds to vou.  \V!en we claims the North Pole,  G-uoss you'll foiler there,  Bildin' nests around it,  Lined with walrus hair.  W'en they named ye "Spar-rows,'  Guess they named ye right.  Spar���yor loud o' spar-rin^���  Rows is yor delight  Give the missus my respects,  Show 'er this'ere song-;  Guess she's Iron 'er h'egtrs now '>  Wish 'er joy���so loiif,r.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL.  <  up'plies,  CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Sloean City9 B. C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large mini her or people.     The rooms are larjje  and airy, and the Dining- Room is provided with every'hiug-   in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  mm>2  -������vV. T.---V     'Vx  THK FtKST CHURCH BELL.  From the Paystreak we take the following* poetical gem. For rhythm, fun  and pathos it is a lyrical jewel:���  "The first church hell in the Slocan will call  saint and sinner to worship at New Denrer  tomorrow."���News item.  "I never quit a camp until I hear the iirst church  Dell."���Jim Ward, prospector, philosopher  and New Denver pioneer.  "Say, Bill, what was that chimin' sound  I heard a while ago ?  It sounded like a church bell,  A-ring-in' soft and low,  And stirrin' up old memories  With its echoes,-don't vou know."  He was digging-on the mountain���  Silver mountain���when a bell  Sent up from far below him,  Soft as any funeral knell,  Its iirst imploring music,  And it bound him in a spell.  Aim, musing, down the crooked trail-  Hat in imiifl���to where "Old Bill"  C oked the bannocks and bacon  In their camp beside a rill.  Walked the searcher after treasure,  Pioneer of Silver hill.  Another time, a church, a bride,  Like some old. forgoti.cn song-.  Memory brought back to the searcher,  As he heedless strode along-.  Another time, a church, a bier,  Came with memory's rushing throng.  * Tliere, Bill, it's startin' in again,  Ringin'soft and ringiu1 low.  Vou reckon it's iu Denver,  The new church bell ?   Bill, you know  This old camp is almost done for,  And it's time for us to go."  ���David XV. King.  Sandon, B.C.. May 12th. l��i!i.  OPTIMISTIC   I'RKSS   OF   THK CAMPS.  It is Natural for you to desire to make the celebration a success. No doubt  about it being such. The  next thing to be considered  is the homo���making it  comfortable, stylish and  happy. Contentedness  brings happiness, without  which paradise itself would  be home in name only.  One cannot be contented  if* the home is <*oc comfortably furnished. This does  not imply a heavy outlay  ���a few,dollars, will do it.  WALKER & BAKER,  New    Fiu-inturc Dealers and Ko-puii-ei'N  Denver's     UndyrtaTioi-s and F.mbalmers.  N. B.���We have the only practical Undertaker  and Emhiilmer doing business in the Slocan.  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Juicy  Beefsteaks  WIL50N  HOTEL  Headquarters for Mining and  Commercial Men.  TEETERBROS,  Slocan City. Proprietors.  Jas. M. Patterson  Dealer in  ���^iiiaaM"1*"  Stationery  and a complete line of  >ponges  Smai  When one reads the papers from every  section of the mining regions of the  west, and note with what unanimity  they predict that the present will be a  great  and   profitable one  in   mining, it  would seem to be the one marvelous  year of all history, when mother earth  was about to pour forth her precious  treasures witii a bounteous and unstint-  ,. .   ...    t.    i eri   hand,   observed  the  Clancy   Miner,  another Canadian appreciated in the j Not one has a gloomy prediction, but all  world of  reading   people,   especially j see the picture aet in  dazzling frames of  Stop at Nelson's Drug1 and  BookStore and see them.  We won't charge you  more than   A Penny a Peep  Buy a  nice  bath  Sponge  and a package of Sea Salt  and imagine yourselfatthe  seaside. The bath, combined   with   a   course of  FAX'S   SARSAPAPJLLA  will make a new person of  you.  Buy vour   FLAGS for decorating  on  MAY 24th  at  son's  Drug & fc$t��ok Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to :> p. m.  Tender .Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  New Denver Meat Market.  Fresh Fish  From the  Briney Deep,  Eggs & Butter  from the plains of West-  and  ern Canada  Has removed from  his old stand in  The Slocan News Co. building.  to   next   door   to  Donaldson's Drug Store,  SANDON.  w  S. illlKWHY  Kaslo. B.C  H. T. Twimi  New Denver, B.C.  Eyes tested and glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil anil -Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  ItStTRashdall & Fauquier, Aircnt.".  SAUSAGES  from New Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If vou are in need of  substa ntia 1 nourishment  no not overlook  this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  Cash prizes and no wind  given to contestants in New  Denver sports.  Queen's Day  R  G-. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  J1JOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S .Al, London. Enir  MINING- ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and    reported  on   i.y.   in  tending purchaser.-:-,.  Assay office* and Chemical Laboratory. Belli-  vnc ave. New Denver. 13 C.  Dunkards of Illinois are negotiating*  for 14,000 acres near Corsicana, Texas,  for the establishment of a colonv.  J. H. MILLWARD,  if  ainter  and  NEW DENVER  Writer  j\'[t L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B.C.  The   latest   liiu.sicai   phenomenon 'in  :'aris i.s a monkey that plays the violm. Sixth Year.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 18. 1899.  TOO MUCHTBOUBLE.  In the Hou.se of Too Much Trouble  Lived a lonely little boy;  He was eager for :i playmate.  He was hungry for a toy.  But 'twas always too much bother,  Too much dirt and too much noise,  For the House of Too Much Trouble  Wasn't meant for little bo3*s.  A nd sometimes the little fellow  Left a Ixok upon the floor,  Or forgot and laughed too loudly.  Or he failed to close the door.  In a House of Too Much Trouble  Things must be. precise and trim-  In the House of Too Much Trouble  There was little room for him.  He must never scatter playthings,  He must never romp and play;  Every room must be m order  Anil kept quiet all the day.  He liiia never had companions,  He had never had a pet-  In the House of Too Much Trouble  It is trim and quiet yet.  Ev'rv room is set in ordvr���  Ev'rv book is in its place,  And the lonely little fellow  Wears a. smile upon his face.  In the House of Too-Much Trouble  He is s'lent and at rest���.  In the House of Too Much Trouble  With a lily on his breast.  COI'l'KI*.    KCMOKS.  cated aoout two miles south east of the  Athabasca, and are owned by A. Shaw  and John McRae. The bond calls for  the payment of $1,000. The first payment is fixed at $300 and is on deposit  in one of the city banks awaiting the  signature of Joseph Lusk to the bond.  Lusk owns a small interest in the property. __ ___,   GKXERAL    NOTES.  The longest tunnel in the world is the  Simplon, through the Alps���12�� miles  In '82 the price of steel railroad rails  was S75 per ton; to-day the price is S21  per ton.  The Klondike clean-up will begin in  Mav and is expected to pan out anywhere from ��17,000,000 to ��22,000,000.  Standard Oil Co. interests control the  Parrot Silver & Copper Co., owning  168,000 of the 230,000 shares of the company.  The Western Federation of Miners  will build and maintain a home for old  and disabled miners. Colorado, Nevada  and Utah have each offered a site.  Thomas R. Davey. of Trout Lake, to be  a notary public in and for the county of  Kootenay: Thonnis Parker, of Rossland,  to be a notary public for the mainland  of British Columbia.  OF PASSING INTEREST.  The reports in the daily newspapers of  the formation of the great copper combination with $400,000,000 capital, one-  half t^ he underwritten by J. S. Morgan  & Company,one-quarter by the Standard  Oil Company, and one-quarter by the  Rothschilds in London; though published with great positiveness of assertion,  seem to be only a new development of  the stories with which  others   have   been   amusi  have nerved to hold tip the prices of a  few stocks such' as Butte & lioston, Old  Dominion, Arcadian, Isle Hoyale, and  others, which' could hardly be boomed  on their merits, but have not been taken  se; iously by those who were well acquainted with the facts:  At the same time, there has been a  considerable movement'in copper stocks  and some large purchases of properties  by the parties generally known in New  York and Boston as" the Standard Oil  Company. They are���as parties with  large available capital generally are���  always on the lookout for good investments, and they seem to have decided  some months ago that the copper mining  stocks offered an opportunity. -Their  purchases have not always been what  one might have expected' in this line,  but have generally been of good stocks,  though at pretty high prices. The  party now control companies operating  in Montana, Michigan, and elsewhere;  chough they seem to have let Arizona  alone, probably for tbe reason that the  valuable copper properties in that territory are in the hands of parties who will  not part with them. In one way and  another interests in a number of copper  companies have been taken in by the  parties referred to, and will probably be  worked for all that they are worth.  Whether,, any general consolidation or  combination of those properties will be  mado is very doubtful.  Tlie latest acquisition of the Standard  Oil people seems to have been a large���  possibly a controlling���interest in the  Anaconda Company of Montana. We t  have been aware "for some time that j  Messrs. Daly and Haggin have been  quietly unloading or preparing to unload  their holdings iu the Anaconda. The  London or Exploration stock has also  been, it is said, sold on the present rise,  which the stock has had there, in common with all the copper shares. Most  of this stock has found its way into the  hands of the same people.  With the control of the Anaconda and  the other properties which they own,  the Standard Oil people will be an important factor in the copper market,  liut they do not control it by any means,  nor are they likely to do so. It is understood that" the European interests are  strongly averse to any combination, and  will not enter into one, unless circumstances oblige them to do so for their  own protection.  We may note,incidentally.that Messrs  Daly and' Haggin, having disposed, in  part or entirely, of their interest in the  Anaconda, are now preparing to develop  their Washoe property in Montana actively and ou a large scale. This includes  a group of mines which are expected in  time to equal the Anaconda in the extent of their production, and were reserved at the time the last named company was organized under its present  form.  With regard to the demand for copper  in ihe future, it may be worthwhile to  remember that for some time past the  consumption has shown a steady increase  of about ten per cent, a year. Last year  the gain did not exceed this, though  there were reports which indicated much  larger advances. In the current year  tlie same result may follow, though there  Tak-  The Wallaroo mine, it is said, was  discovered by means of the green copper .carbonate thrown out in a small  mound by a. burrowing animal. The  mine was developed by private capital  and the first, four or live years the balance sheet showed a debit of about  ��100,000. Now it is one of the most extensive and valuable properties in  South Australia. Tlie ore carries about  12 per cent, copper.  Colorado's a*old output for l.SflS  Mr. Lawson and | amounted to $24,500,000; that of Cali-  ising the Boston i fornia was S 1.-1,884,721; South Dakota,  +; "���'     "11������"''- ->*-  ������--   ���"----     $5,200,802; Alaska,  A load of two tons caii be carried by  a full grown elephant.  The elm tree is fully grown at the age  of 150, ash at 100, and the oak at two  hundred years The growth of the elm  is about two and a half feet per annum;  that of an oak less than one foot.  In answer to an inquiry sent out by  the British admiralty a few years ago,  to ascertain the warship-building facilities of Great Britain, it was found that  the whole British navy, about 1,500,000  tons, could be duplicated in two years'  time.  Each day of the week has served as a  day of rest somewhere: Sunday among  the Christians,Monday with the Greeks  Tuesday with the Persians, Wednesday  with the Assyrians, Thursday with the  Egyptians, Friday with the Turks, and  Saturdav with the Hebrews.  HOTEL  GTORIA  JOHN V. PERKS, Prop.  California  Wine Co..  NELSON, B.C.  ^NpDi^pi;  ANDSOO LINE.  HEATED BV UAT a ID  and Electric nU I Aln  Bells and Light in every room....  Large and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Oar between hotel and  Station. Free bus meets all trains.....  Ben son able Rates. '       '  REVELSTOKE  J. K. CLARK,  Thirty Days' Xotii-e Kivun.  stock market for a long time past.    They | $,->,S4i,40G; Montana  ,03f)-9;10.  Because the Atlin anti-alien law shut  him out of a rich claim, Edward Hansel,  ah Ainerican prospector, blew the top  of his iiead off with;a rifle at Atlin, says  a Seattle report.  The sale of Stratton's famous mine at  Cripple Creek, the Independence, is reported to English people. The precise  amount the property brought is not  known authoritatively, but it is given  as well up into the millions.  Tlie Pennsylvania trolley company  has had to pay a young mail SI 200 be  cause its electricity got into a barbed-  wire fence near the track, and when be  took hold of the fence to climb it, he  could not let go until his hand and arm  were shriveled.  A patent can be obtained on a mining  I claim   after   $500   has been  expended  j thereon for development and improvement, upon its being surveyed by a (J.  i S. mineral .surveyor,  and by tl.e  payment of $5 per acre for the land to the  United States Government.  I'l-olits in  -Hilling.  The British Columbia. Gazette contains formal notice of the enforcement  of the eight-hour law as follows: Mine  owners'agents, managers of mines and  lessees are notified   that   thirty   days  from dare the inspector of mines will  enforce section four of the Metalliferous  Mines Inspections Act, which reads as  follows: (Jo) No person shall be employed underground in any metalliferous mine for more than eight hours in  any twenty-four hours.  "Our Lady of'the Snows" has lately  been getting an improved reputation in  England. One of the foremost illustrated weeklies in London recently published a series of pictures of winter scenes  in Hamilton, showing the condition of  the streets after a blizzard. Wreck and  desolation, mountains of snow and  broken trees and telegraph poles, were  the features of these alluring samples  of- Hamiltonian scenery, and the impression that they doubtless��������� make .on the  minds of English realers was one that  will be hardly satisfactory to the. Immigration Department. Another interesting picture was given in the London  Leader of March  21st,  which contained  NING  ENGINEER  Reports made on  Mining Properties  in any section of Kootenay.  SANDON  B.C.  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  LN SANDON.   R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  Despite its load of fraudulent claims  and wildcat schemes, the mining industry has paid more money in dividends,  compared with other industries started  in the last 30 years, than any busines8  known. Compare the profits in mining  with the profits on the 150,000 odd miles  of railway, with the aggregate liabilities  of nearly $100,000,000, i hen you will see  which pays the most. Under the wing  of mining there exists some of the safest  and most profitable of business.  Of late it has come about that if a mining man presents an enterprise to conservative capital he is looked upon with  suspicion and   no assistance  is granted  Field and Aquatic Sports for  one and all at New Denver  celebration,   on    May   24th  the following dispatch from Montreal,  headed "Canadian Snows:" A freight  train on the Intercolonial Government  road has been buried beneath an  avalanche of snow near Levis. Twenty  men who were engaged in digging the  train out were ovei whelmed by a second  avalanche, but all were rescued, though  one man, who was not extricated for an  hour and a half, was unconscious when  brought out." Tne unenlightened Englishman naturally supposes that when  he spends a day in Canada he will be  lucky if he escapes with his life.���Vic-  oria Times.    Jimipeil Ton Points.  DR. MILLOY,  Rooms in Virginia Blk,  Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To awl from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply fur sailing- dates,  rates, tickets anil full information to any C. P.  Ry ap-eiit or���  G. Ii. GARRETT.  C. P. R. Assent, New Denver.  WM. ST1TT. Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  Dealers  Choice Wines  "Fragrant"  Cigars.  I . Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block,  New Denver, B.C..  For those who want tlie  EAST best WEST  To any point in United Stares or Canada  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily for St. Paul  Thursdays   for    .Montreal   and  Boston;  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  First-class 'Sleeper on all Main Line Trains.  Tickets issued and Bayfc'a^e cheeked  to destin  at ion.   Xo Cu.-toms Difficulties.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  ���S-i/ik Daily: lv���Denver C. Siding���ar: Daily IS 60k  S:.'i;.k cx.Sun.-llv X. Denver Lil��: ar es. Sun.l'i.'OOk  NEI.SOX.THAII., iK-S.SI.AKI*, ETC.  !/:50kcx. Sun: lv X. Denver Ldfi: arex.Sun 14.00k  P.A.n'Mnroec  NEW DENVER  General, Drayman,  Ice,  Wood,  Hay and Grain for Sale.  Pilled.  Ice Houses  Ascertain rates ami   full   information   by ad-  dressiujLr nearest local acent or���-  G. B. GARRETT, Aw.it NV.v Denver.  W. K.  Anderson,  Trav.   Pass. A lit... Xelson.  E. J. Coyle. Disi. Pass. AkI., Vancouver.  . How to tret there is via O. I'. liy & Soo Line.  note Falls k irt-ii  SYSTEM.  XKLSOX & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  direct route  Kootenav  illCl. .  Livery  a;fiid   Bait Stabiles,  GEBTiHCATE-QF IMPROVEMENTS  Tyro, Tyro  Kr-u-tion and   EJonl.s-.va.iii  Fraction  Mineral   Claim.  The all rail and  between   the  ...District  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Puget .Sound. Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  The  Leland  House,  Nakusp,  Accommodations  for  everv-  body at New Denver, May 24  is talk of a much greater increase,  ing, however, only the ten per cent, increase, one year with another, the consumption will double in ten years. As  in 189S it was not far from 450,000 tons,  it follows that in 190S we shall need for  the civilized world a supply of 900,000  tons of copper. To get this a good deal  of prospecting and mining will have to  be carried on in the next ten years.���  Eng. & Mining Journal.  CARD OK THANKS.  him. The investor fails to realize that  the very sinews'of commerce camo from  the mines and that they are the root of  half of the successful industries of-.-.the  country. Last year, notwithstanding the  fact that capital gave very little assistance to the mining industry, there was  a steady, healthy increase of prosperity.  Of the many millions produced from the  mines, the amount was divided so that  all the avenues of business profited.  Over 10 per cent, went to railway corporations, 37 per cent, to mine owners,  fully 15 per cent, to smelting works,  while the residue, 38 per cent.," was circulated among the laboring element.���  New York Tribune.  Kill tlie Grants and Macphersons.  Rambler-Cariboo  points' on Saturday  stock   jumped ten  The  property has  been recently examined by Bernard  Macdonald, acting- for a Montreal .syndicate. The, company has also had an  independent report made recently, and  it is to be published It is on tin-.'  strength of this that the recent heavy  buying* has taken place.  The linest assortment of ladies' and  misses' shoes ever seen in New Denver  is being unpacked at T. I-f. Hoben's general merchandise store. The latest fads  and   the  neatest and best   makes.  a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  Captain and Mrs. Wm. Lowe Jeffery  wish to extend their "-rateful thanks to  those kind friends that formed search  parties and did all that was possible to  find the remains of their much loved  son, F. B. .Jeffery; and to H. .l.Robie,  in particular, for his forethought in notifying* us, and the many other kindnesses he has shown in this sad time of  our affliction.  Capt. W. L. Jei-feuv,  Mks. A. J. Jkfkiorv.  The following is from a recent copy of  the Paisley (Scotland) ''Gazette" and is  said to be a prayer used by a Highlander  in clan times :���Gracious Providence !  Bless all ta Macdonalds and all ta Macdonald'? children, ter sons' sons, and ter  daughters' daughters for a thousand  years lang syne. Be gracious to send us  mountains of tobacco and snuff. Oh,  yes! and hills of potatoes and bread and  cheeses as big as all.ta Howe o' Strath-  more, and moreover likewise, send us  floods of waters, tat there may be grass  in plenty for man and beast, and some  ta spare for ta poor of ta parish. Send  us guns and pistols as many as the sands  on the shore; and swords, too, to kill all  the .\vikli Grants and Macphersons for  evermore. Bless the weestirk and make  him a big1'coo before Martinmas, bless  the wee soo and make him a big pig likewise. Oh yes, and put the strength of  Sampson into Donald's body and arms,  and gie us gail and corn prodigious.  Bless a' the bairns Duncan and Rory and  Flora and yon Donald and Lauchie, anil  the praise shall be thine.    Oo ay, Amen.  Want to  Build a Telegraph  Line.  Travelers  Will find tin;  Arlington Hotel  a iilctish.iit place to stop at, when in  SI can City*.  GET 111 KG & HENDERSON, Proprietors.  Situate in tlifc riloctui Minim,' Division of West  KootemiyDistriefc.   Where loomed:  About  one and one-half miles smiii of New Denver.  'PAKE NOTICE that, I, YV. S. Drewry. actinias  1.    a.yent: for the Northwest Minio-.- Svudii-ate  Ltd, Free .Miner's Certirh-.-ue No. 32'irfiA"., intend  sixty days from the date hereof to applv to the  Mininir .Recorder   for   certificate.'' of improvements for the purpose of obtaining Crown -.-.rants  of 1 lie above claims.  And further take notice  Ihat  action under.section '17 must In: commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 16th day of .May, 18*)!).  my IS YV. S. DREWRV.  Connects at Spokane with  (.'-BEAT NORTHERN  RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. JI. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a.m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  4'iven by local and connecting; line Ticket agents.  C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane, Wash  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  MhJi**tic and  Unexpected Mineral Claims  Situate in Ihe Sloean Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located: On  Payne Mountain, near Sandon.  rPAKE NOTICE that 1. Francis .1. O'Reillv,  1 iu*cntfor Frank II. Bourne, free minei's certificate No li)S-2Z A. and Charles French, free  miner's certificate No. Wilis, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements for,the purpose of obtaining- Crown  grunts, of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 87 musi be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of iliiv, l��i!).  m\\< FRANCIS ./. O'REILLV.  "Monday,  Monday 'Fractional,   Sunshine,  Kasa   Fractional,  Yakima, Ore-ton  and  .Mine  Mineral   Claims.  Situate hi the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Al  the head of Howson Creek.  A KE NOTICE that 1. William S. Drewry, acting as agent for the Sunshine Mining Com-  linn"-'. Limited. Free Miner's certificate  Xo.iaiilA. intend, sixty days iivmi the date  hereof, to apply to tin- Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements, for ihe purpose of  obtaining a crown ��� grant of each of tin-above  claims.   ,  And further lake, notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the i-suance of such  certilicates of improvements.  Dated lliis ::ist dav of October, 1MW,  ��� W. S. DriKYVRY.  T;  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING^.,  LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20, 1S').S.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  ���South Bound  Read down.  INTERNATIONAL.  North Hound  Read up.  SANDON  Train lvs Dally, l.oo pm   Train ar daily ]o;/>n am  KASI.O  " ar ������ .'l.i.'i pm Train lv ' s 00 urn  rHoav lv ;i.8o am --Kaslo��� Rout ar 8.30 pmn  =.'.   '*     4.30 nnr   Ainsworth "     7.80 pm =  .-j.irtiam    Pilot Buy *'     n.iopm?  "     *i,80,-im      Balfour "      d.io pm'-1'  atiirii.-IO am. Five Mile Pt        ������     S.L'3]imji  '       '*     7.15 am      Nelson ' lv 1.-15 pm ^  c Train nrlO.OS am Northport Train lvi.55 pmjj  =       ���'      I1*aiii  Rossland "    la.ofi pm'*;  ���~      "       .'liopm    Spokane ���'      s.3o arn5  2B:-  SS. ALBERTA.  Read down. Read ir-.  Sandon  Daily train Iv l.ini pm Daily train ar 10.50 am  Kaslo  " ar '1..15 pm "        lv  .s.oo am  .^    Boat Iv 5.0(1 pin Mo&T  Boat ar 1.00 pm  *-5        ������   fi.SOpm Ainsworth  Boat ar 11.10 pm_  ~-Z '   7.oopm   Pilot Bay "      11 no niiyj  ���s.oo pm!?  Havana   Mineral Claim.  til-anil  Forks Smelter.  It is reported on the authority of Mr.  Graves himself that it has been practically decided  to  locate  the   Knob Hill  and'Old Ironsides smelter  on the north j struct telegraph liiies in Yale, East and  .....I.   * Tr...,.. ������ i <- .. .,.:i.. <-..��� j ^yt;st Kootenay, more particularly from  i IJossland   into    the    Boundarv 'Creek  A despatch from Ottawa states that at  a recent meeting* of the Commons Railway Committee an application of D. C.  Corbin, of Spokane; John Dean, of  Rossland; and Duncan Ross, of Greenwood, British Columbia, for federal incorporation under the name of "The  Northern Telegraph Company," to con-  fork of Kettle river, about a mile from  Grand Forks. Several sites have been  under consideration.  country, was reported.  Inverness   Group   Bomlod.  Provincial Appointment,*'-.  R. C Campbell-Johnston, acting for  other parties, lias taken a bond on thft  Inverness group, Nelson properties.  There are four claims in the group, consisting of tlie Inverness, Bird's Eye,Lady  j The official gazette contains notice of  I the following appointments:���Thomas  I L. Haig. of   Revelstoke, to   be   police  magistrate of that city; Charles A. R.  Lamley, of Fairview, to be registrar of  The  prettiest  spot  for homes  on  Slocan  Lake.  For  residential  lots,  Full Line  of fc'uitinsrs and  Trcmserinffs aJwavs on hand.  J. M.  Silverton.  M. BENEDUM,  FOR CROI IERS, BEADS- St Anthony's Medals, Little Ghuplet of St. Anthony and Cancelled Postage Stamps, write to  Agency Bethlehem Apostolic School, 15!! Shaw  St", Montreal, Que.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Nonh Pork of Carpenter Creek, about one  nnd one-half miles from Three Forks, B. 0.  TAKE XOTICKthaf I. K. M. Sandilands. P. M.  I. O. Jvo. llllWA. aji-enr. for Henrietta Ginr/.hur-  K't'.r. F.M.C.Xo. .���!:Jil5 intend.i!0 days from the dale  hereof, to apply-to the Mining Recorder for a  Certitieate of Improvements, for the purpose of  ohtainintra Crown Grant of the above claim..  And further take notice that, action, under  ���section .li. must Tie commenced before the  issuance of such certiiicate of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of March, 189!).  ������ lo.oo pin Kuskoiiuok  ���- L-.f'Opm Goat River  '- "   1.00 am   Boundarv  j =    " ar.-i.no am Honner's V'rv ���    lv  .7; Train Iv 11.-to am      "       Train ar  ar -J.!.") pm Spokane      "     lv  0.00 pm^  5.00 pm >,  l'.oo pm**-  1.15 pm ��  7.50 111117:  SPECIAL, KOOTEXAV  LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing June 20, isus.  On Monday, Thursday and Fridav ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m." for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Leiiviiiir Xelson at 8 a. in.. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay.  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'1 Mg  P.O. Box 1*22, Kaslo. B.C.  KASLO & SLOCAN RY  TIME CARD  Call upon���  Thos. Mulvey  Slocan City.  There are  Of lifting.  J' trouble  shoulde'i  weary,  the load of  from   the  \s    of    the  wayworn  traveller as he passes on his way. To  know just what to do and when to do it  has puzzled the minds, of some of the  greatest hotel men of the age. We do  not claim any great superiority over  others, but Ave have learned by  attention to the requirements  patrons what best pleases them ant  to the comforts and popularity of oui  house. Pioneers of the Slocan were oui  patrons when  the  clouds  of adversity  01  close  our  adds  Taking* effect 1.00 o'clock a. ra.  Jan. 3, 1899, Pacific or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Leave  s oo A.M.  s :\2    ������  camp  m  darkened the trails of every  Kootenay, and they are  with us still now when  the suns of prosperity  shine forth in splendor  making mellow the heart  of man.  ^JACOBSON&.CO.  Arr.  ii :-:o  (i   15  il 55  io u  io :).*)  io i",  io .|o  Arrive. S 55  ���", L'O  2 ������.',���)  2 1C  " 2 ni)  " 1 15  1 34  P.M  9  Aberdeen and  one other.   Ttiey are'lo-! the county court  of-Yale  at Fairview; 1  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B. C.  I��!  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewater  '       Bear Laie  '      MeGiiifran  Bailey's  1      Cody Junction  "      lis     "  Sandon Leave 1 15     "  CODV    LINE  in ��� Sandon ��� Arrive, ll.5!ia.m  ' Cody Junction Leu ve, ll..",(i a.m  '    ���' Codv   ��� "     n..15 n.m  IRVING,  Traffic Mnpr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintends.f  For eneap railroad and steamship tickets  to  and from all points, applv to  S.  CAMPBELL,      ' Affent. Sandon.  Leave, 11. (Mi  11.1"  Arrive, ll.i.'5  ROBT.  Brandon, E. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each  Si.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  :i oo  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead  ' 2 00  Copiier (l>y Electrolysis)  a oo  Gold. Silver. Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold. Silver and Copper  3 00  Platinum  5 00  Mercury  2  Iron or Manganese  2 O'J  Lime, Magnesium. Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each  2 oo  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt. Nickel. Auiininny.  YAw. and Arsenic, each .".. I oo  Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter. Ash.  and pereeiitai.-e of Coke, if Coking-  Coal) :.....   Terms:   Cash With Saiiijili-.  .1 mil -20t.il. 1RU5.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analvst THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 18, 1899.  Sixth Year  DE   COAXIXEST    MAN.  iromised  To a coou named Tar Heal Jones;  1's done  T  Ail  ?one an'  lis little brack han'  Jones;  gone an' done a mighty fool-  I knows dat I  thing.  For I feels it in man bones, I do.  But, Lawd a Massy, honey, what's a lady gwiue  to do,  When a man like Tar comes a-foolin' arouif;  Derc's no use tryin' for to get the best of him.  He's lie coaxinest man iu town.  CHORUS.  jot money, an'lie ain't  _ot style;  much  outside   his fascinatin*  ind   he   wears  Ha ain't  He ain't much  smile.  He's  anything   but   handsome,  cheap clo's,  But he suttinly is de coaxinest man I knows.  'Twill  take  all   de  money  I'se done.' gone an*  saved,  For to buy dat man's troo-so;  But deed if I's to marry him I'se gut to spruce  him up  For he. won't do so hisself, dat's sho'.  He's just about as triflih' as a nigger gets to be.  An' all mail friends say he's low <1oa'ii:  But what's de use of l.alkin' fer he's botin' to have  his way,  He's de coaxinest man in town.  I knows dat Tar is mighty fond of gals,  But. shucks. I don't mind dat:  For I's been  kinder foolish and Hirtatiuii  mahself  An' I'se got dat game down pat, I has.  But bress your soul, mail   honey, dure ,will hi  awful scrap.  If flat Tar Heel Jones.goes fooliu' uroun'  When I has become de little blushin' bride  Of de '-ouxjncst man in town.  A  VALUAJ{I,K I'KOI*i-;itTV.  like  statements of the British press, which  the Associated Press is now able to announce. Take the question of trade  with Canada for example. It is positively known that the Americans offered absolute free trade in mineral products, an enlargement of the free list  of forest products, and an important  concession in the duty on lumber and  most farm products It is also known  that they offered most liberal terms for  the settlement of the Bearing* Sea question, and offered an amicable method  for tlie adjustment of the boundary  question. They yielded to Canada's  vi��ws with respect to the alien labor  legislation and to the lake fisheries,and  offered reciprocal privileges. Indeed it  is well founded that nearly ever  of concession proceeded from  of the United States.  Ijicense I>isti-icts and Inspectors.  TROUT    LAKE   PROPKKTIKS.  Tlie Enterprise, mine, which lias recently been acquired by the London" &  B. C. Goldfields. acting in conjunction  with the New Zealand Minerals Company, will, he a welcome and valuable  addition to the B.C. market after it has  made its bow to the public. A few more  ''one-mine" companies,' possessing*   in-  /trinsic merits and recognized capabili  ���' ties as dividend-producers, such as the  Le Roi, Yinir, Ruth, Whitewater,Queen  Bess, Athabasca and Velvet,  will  do  much to concentrate the attention of  investors on the '"Golden   Province."  We should be glad if we had been able  to include in the above list such mines  as the War Eagle,  Centre Star,  and  Cariboo (Camp McKinney); but fortunately there are many others now being  developed which will  in due time take  their place.   The Enterprise may some  day prove a more profitable mine than  the.Payne.   The sale of the mine has  been concluded on a  cash basis, the  price   being  in   the   neighborhood of  ��100,000. '"  This is a large price to pay for a property that has not shipped in all more  than 1,590 tons; but it has been carefully  examined and reported on, not only by  Mr. Fowler, the resident engineer ot  the purchasers, but also by Mr. J.  D.  Kendall, the resident partner in British  Columbia  of  Bewick, Moreing  & Co.  He states that, of the shipments already  made from the mine, the ore ran from  137 oz. to over 220 oz. of silver to the,  ton,  with lead varying from 18 to 21  percent., which classes this mine as  one of the richest in silver yet discovered. We understand he puts the value of  the mine as being worth $l,000,000,and,  if certain improvements are made, at  even more than that.   He also states  that, with the ordinary method of working, an annual output of 10,000 tons can  be maintained, and that this ore will  give   a profit of  $55 (-611) per ton, or  ��550,000  (��110,000)   per   annum.     Mr.  Kendall also estimates  the ore in sight  at   ��445,000   (��89,000.)   A  very   large  amount of development work has been  done upon it, opening' up an immense  body of ore, from which only a very  small quantity has been shipped.  We should like to see more English  companies buying developed properties  under the best expert advice. There  are many in West and East Kootenay  worth, examining" today, and if the  American mine owner thinks John Bull  is "on the buy," he will speedily develop his mine if he has anything worth  showing to the "yellow-legged expert,"  whom lie professes to despise.���B. C.  Review.  Otto Olson i.s working on the 1 and U,  near Eight Mile, driving a fifty foot tunnel.  A great deal of work will be done on  the John L gioup so soon as the snow  leaves the ground.  Jim Paton struck some good looking  rock this week on the Iona, a claim located about two miles from Trout Lake.  The provincial government has organized license districts throughout the  province. The Ainsworth license district embraces all that portion of the  Slocan electoral district in the Ainsworth  mining division and not included in any  incorporated municipality. The license  commissioners for the district are Neil  j F. McKay and Edmund F. Stephenson,  l of Kaslo" The Slocan license district  includes all the Slocan electoral district  not included in the Ainsworth district.  Thomas Brown, of Sandon, and William  Hunter, of Silverton, are named as commissioners,  with  T.   D.    DesBrisav, of  'The  et been  embrace  all of the Nelson liding. For license  commissioners Dr. E. C. Arthur and P.  E.Wilson have been recommended by  the Hume campaign committee, and  will doubtless receive the appointment.  W. Ii. Bullock-Webster will be chief license commissioner for both the A,ins-  worth and Nelson districts.  Bought a Charter.  Carloads  of Flour  and Feed  24th  Not for  only, but, for all time and for  all people. You will find  the largest stock of Best  Flour and Breakfast Cereals  ATHOBEN'S  Shaughnessy aud Angus, representing the Canadian Pacific, have purchased the Northwest Central railway  charter from Delap for 8500,000. the  latter to settle all outstanding claims.  Au application backed by the C.P.Ix.  will lie made at this session of the Do-  Work is progressing very favorably on ! minion parliament for an extension of  the Silver  Queen.    They'expect  to  be j time in which to build  the line or any  Stanley Nix is working on his property,  the Beta', located on Trout creek, about  two miles from Trout Lake. j  through the contact in two weeks.  Work will be commenced shortly on  the St. Elmo. Ca'pt. Johnson will assist  Hugh McPherson and Neil Swinton in  the work.  A 20-ton shipment will be made from  the Nettie L. so soon as navigation opens  up. Sixteen men are employed on this  property.  The Beatrice has a showing of thirty  inches of solid ore in the lower tunnel.  The average value of the ore shipped  will be $125 per ton in silver and lead.  On the Raven, a property adjoining  the Brow, one of the Poole group, and  located on the same lead as the Nettie  L., a 100 foot tunnel has been driven to  crosscut the lead at depth. Messrs.  Treanor, Gordon and Snell are the owners of this property, and they intend to  follow the crosscut till the lead is encountered.  So soon as the contract is finished on  the Silver Queen, Mesers. Cowan and  Hickman intend to do considerable work  on the Canadian, a property adjoining  the Black Eagle. They also intend to do  work on the Lucky Four group on Boulder creek.���Topic.  StOCAN   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994 tons. Januarv 1st, 1899, to,  May 12th :  From Sandon. a    Week.    Total.  Payne.  300         ifiSl  Last Chance  60         2,lo0  Sloean Star  123  Sapphire  18  Coin  12  Ajax   40  Sovereign  20  Reco '.' : 180  Ivanhoe  119  Treasure Vault  112  Trade Dollar  18  .  Liberty Hill  3  From Three Forks  Idaho Mines   portion of it.  Wanted.���A  maker at once.  C.  firstclass  coat and   pant  Robie, New Denver, B.  Specials in these lines offered  to patrons. Prices made a  matter of inducement to big  buyers in these lines���to  the mines and hotels anywhere in the Slocan.  Do not let this slip your  mind when you want a sup  ply of Fresh, Sweet and  . Juicv Ham and Bacon, or  Canned Goods of any kind,  that i he best place to get it is  ATHOBEN'S  ORE  Mail orders.  New Denver, B.  C.  i  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  Hunter Bros.  SANDON  ROSSLAND  Wholesale   Wines, Liquors  and Cigars.  All orders by mail promptly attended to.  OF ftSELSOfU, B.C,  Is now prepared to buy all  JOHN WI LL! AMSJf f-Vff f fffff *���? fffW ff ���? fffffff ���***���?fff  &  Dealer in  LEAD.  SILVER-GOLD  ORES,  Also all classes ot metallurgical products. Prompt settlement made on  day ol arrival at the sampler.  Lowest rates regarding treatment.  The careful attention given to the  largest consignments will be extended  to the smallest shipper. Communications will  receive prompt attention  IMPORTED  A*D DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &0.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit.  Queen Bess.  Will  RAHEOAD JUIUX-DERS FtGHTIXG.  Id Goose   Monitor ,  From -Whitewater.  Whitewater   Jai-kson   Bell   Wellington   From McGuigan.  Antoine   Rambler   Dardanelles   Groat Western .  From Xew Denver.  Busim   Marion   From Silverton.  Fidelity.-   Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith   Comstoek   ���'60  1,180  15  !'(*()  g. m. Mcdowell,  Manager.  Address���P. O. Drawer D.  O. M. Rosendale, Purchasing Agt.  WE ARE GIVING SPECIAL  ATTENTION TO  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Established 1895.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  SLOCAN  MINES  SANDON, B.C.  Mining- Stocks bought and Sold.   General Agent  for Slocan Properties.        Promising  ���-Prospects For Sale.   WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. CV Sugar Refinerv and Royal  City Planing Mills."  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown, Plate and Bridge work.  Office. Broken Hill Blk.  Nelson.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  public.  HENRY STEGE,  Proprietor.'  |R. A. S. MARSHALL,.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B 0  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  BRICK  ; FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  Total tons      3D7  18.178  There is a fight on at Nelson between  the Canadian Pacific, railroad and tlie  Kasl'i-Lardo-Duncan railway, which is  supposed to have the Great Northern  at its back. Both companies are anxious to build into the Lardo mining  country, and it was a race as to who got  the ground first. The Canadian .von,  but the opposition secured an injunction  to last until May 30, restraining the C  P. R. from trespassing on what it claims  to be its property in Duncan pass.  The Kaslo-Lardo-Duncan is part of  the Kootenay valley system, which has  at its head Harry Foster, a member of  the British parliament, and is supposed  to contain Great Northern interests.  This company is now building* from the  Great Northern railway main line at  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, across the boundary line to Kootenay lake. On the  southern end of the lake Mr. Foster's  companv owns extensive lands.  The Canadian is apparently much  afraid of Mr. Foster's company* believing-, as many others do, that it has Jim  Hill of the "Great Northern behind it  The plans of the Foster company are on  an immense scale, and it is evident  great wealth i.s behind the promoters.  Were the plans carried out a new and  rich region would become tributary to  the Great Northern.  The fight over the Lardo road is the  second that has occurred between the  Canadian Pacific and the Foster intur-i  ests The Canadian in building its  Crow's Nest line, appropriated a narrow  strip along Kootenay lake. The Kootenay valley road was located for eight  miles on this strip. Under the law of  Canada the railway committee of parliament may compel the Canadian to  permit the kootenay valley road trackage facilities over the eight miles. Mr.  Foster is endeavoring to'have this done  by the committee, while the Canadian  Pacific is resisting vigorously.  BTUNDRKD DOILABS   BKWARI).  1 will pay ��100 reward for the recoverv  of the body of my son, Fred B. Jefferv,  drowned in Slocan lake, April 10th.  Ca.pt. W. L. Jeffery.  Sent by mail for  Sandon defeated Silverton at football  three goals to two, at Silverton, last  Sunday.  When  'in  New  Denver  on the  Upon receipt of your watch we examine it, then drop vou a post card,  stating' what repairs are required  and the cost. By the time we have  received your remittance, your  watch has been repaired and regulated and is ready to return.  jimolke UeSom-mni-ade Cigars  11 ^���kyJ<  Uttlf  Kooifj  All work Guaranteed.  may  ���In  11  -a o o  Agent  for   the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  <L W. GRIMMETT,  Jeweler amid Optician!,  Are the best-Uimaoira-made Cigars oira' the flarket,  See that the 66B3iae Label" ia on every box amid Is  ~ TSie Kooteraay ��� Cigar  O. Box 126.  Nelson-,  C, TeL 138,  ASLO hotel  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  do not  Canadians at Fault.  A   Washington  despatch  says:    The  statement made in the press of London  and Canada, respecting the reasons  for  the recent   failure of the negotiations  between the United States and Canada,  have occasioned much  surprise in official circles at Washington.    The statements assume that the Canadians made  all the offers of concessions, the United  States commissioners standing by existing conditions.  The facts as understood here are directly contrary to this. There are certain   facts   tending   to   contradict  the |  forget  at  to call  DENVER  HOUSE  II" vou arc dry or  weary yuu will  find tonics (liar  will surprise your  nervous   anatomv  Fitted with  convenience.  tion against fire  and $3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  every modern  Special protec-  Rates $2.50  ice t<  I have tbe largest stock in B.  and examine the latest  Call  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PRICES.  NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Draying. learns meet all boats and  Trains.  kOF SIX   DIFFERENT   STYLES.  BELTS, BLOUSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  OSTRICH FANS,   LORQUETTE CHAINS,   BRACELETS.  J3KIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS-  Floe Watch Repairing Guaranteed  Seed by Mail or Express  JACOB DOVER,  Neflson, B.C.


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