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The Ledge May 4, 1899

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 fw��  9  ^V^c/\  sU  Volume VI.   No. 31.  NEW DENVER, B. C, FAY 4, 1899.  Price, S2 00 Year  B^sm^Bm^s K^sasirassggfiaa^��?^  eg  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS 1  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  Tlio Slocan will continue runnim.  after the 21th.  till  in town hy  Potatoes are conspicuous  their absence.  Jen Long is doing* tonsorial work for  Hall Bros., in Kaslo.  Tom Lanigan  has returned  from a I  seven mouths' visit to Ontario  There was a   magnificent display  of  the aurora boreali.s on  Monday night.  pneumonia. He went off shift at the  Payne mine on Friday and was admitted  to the hospital that evening. The Miners'  Union took charge of the remains and  gave them burial in tlie New Denver  cemetery, the Union attending the obsequies'to tiie number of 150. The funeral  took place Tuesday morning. Callaghan  was 42 years of age and came to this  country irom New Brunswick. He was  interested in several very valuable mining properties  situated  around Sandon.  O Kino IA fJ,Y    ANNO ITNCK D.  Sale of  ���the   Enterprise   in   no  Long*-!-   a  (jiicstion of Don hi.  repair tho road  tlie snow melts  The government will  to the Forks so soon as  off.  The Harry Lindley troupe has written asking for dates at the Bosun opera-  hall.  The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist  church will run an ice-cream booth on  May 24.  May was ushered in by a heavy snow  storm. Everything is favorable for a  big flood.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston was in New  Denver '*n Friday, en route to the Queen  Bess mine.  Dr. Thompson, cousin of Eri Thompson, was in town last week, on his way  to Atlin lake.  A son and heir came Tuesday morning to gladden the home of Rev. and  Mrs. R. N. Powell.  Necessary repairs to the engine at the  electric light station left the town in  darkness Friday night.  Two more saloons have opened lip in  Kaslo. That town will,-hover, have a.  chance to make a dry test.  The locomotive nf the west bound  freight on the N. & S. jumped the rails  in the canyon, on Friday.  Rev. Cleland, of Sandon, will hold  services in the Presbyterian church  Sunday morning at ll 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.  Nothing has been seen or heard of the  proposed scheme for waterworks It is  believed to have been lost in the in'*ils  somewhere.  C. F. Nelson leaves for Victoria on  Sunday, as a delegate from New Denver lodge to the Grand Lodge of  Knights of Pythias.  Messrs. Aylard, Mclnnes,Sutherland,  Williams, Moran and Wereley have  erected tasteful fences round their respective premises, effecting' a great improvement.  New Denver is becoming noted for  its gardens,the additions to which have  been numerous this season. Each recurring season marks the town's onward strides.  SLOGAN-    MIXKB.U    FLOAT  The Turns- people continue to sack  ore.  The force at the Payne has been increased to 1.35'men.  Work on the Neglected ledge is proving tbe property satisfactory to the owners.  John Wereley and Bill Valentine are-  working on a property owned by them  near Bear lake.  AY. B. Young and Martin Murchison  are doing assessment on a claim across  the lake', near Mill creek.  Silver has reached the highest price  in two years, and prosperity continues  its march towards the Slocan.  Ore in the Bosun is showing in larger  bodies than ever this week. The regular  shipments are being maintained.  The shipment of ore from the Slocan  was  the smallest last  week  since tlie  The long-delayed official announcement of the sale of the Enterprise mine,  on Ten Mile creek, was made on Saturday, when Mr. George Aylard received  word from Nelson stating that the whole  matter had been settled and the money  paid over. The.purchase price has not  been officially announced. The property will be placed in tlie new company's  hands this week, and it is doubtless the  intention of the buyers to put a large  force of men to work at once with a  view to making the Enterprise an immediate and lasting dividend payer. It  Avas stated by Mr! Kendall, the engineer who reported on the property for  the purchasers, that tlie mine ought to  work 150 men.  W  C. E. Koch  has taken  his   spare  teams to  his Ten   Mile stables and will  WHAT    WIXI.     IT    IJK  Silverfoii   Contributor' Would lAktt  Know What in Unliable.  to  me through the  to ask the Cele-  this town a ques-  me  not   a little.  Biggest event in the history  of the Slocan will be the celebration at New Denver on  May 24th.    Come and see us  prepare for immediate action. While  nothing can be definitely stated in regard to the transfer of other properties  ���around the Enterprise, yet indications  point to several probable transfers that  will mean extensive working of those  properties.  The following circular,   dated  April  14th, 189(1, has been   sent to  the share-  Sail don's Baseball Team will  positively meet the Nelson  Baseball Team at New Denver celebration, Queen's Day  Nelson's Football  positively   meet  Denver   Football  Team will  the New  Team   at  R. F. Green, M.P.P., was in town on  Thursday, en route to Victoria on business in' connection with the South  Kaslo wagon road. He stated the eight  hour law still looked troublesome.  The furniture and fixtures have been  -removed from the Anglican mission  rotim, on Sixth street, to the handsome  new structure on Union street, the dedication of which takes place on the 14th  instant.  The oid club building, on Slocan ave.,  has been secured, by the ladies of the  Anglican church, who purpose serving  .a cold lunch for two bits, the proceeds  to go towards the painting of the new  .building.  The band boys have added a fine new  baritone to their equipment of instruments. They have also purchased considerable music, inclusive of the latest  marches, waltzes,negro airs, and sacred  selections.  John Aylwin has been confined to his  bed the. past week, suffering from injuries received in falling from a horse on  Friday night. He was removed to the  hospital Tuesday,where better treatment  can he given him.  A. E. Fauquier spent the past week in  Rossland. He wired from that city last  Thursday, stating that the hose reel  team and fast runners will meet all  comers in New Denver ou the 24th of  May. A later letter received from the  Rossland sports confirms the word sent  by Mr. Fauquier.  What is Kossland to do in the way of  a celebration this year? Kaslo and New  Denver are to celebrate the Queen's  birthday and Nelson proposes to celebrate Dominion day. To avoid a clash  and to emphasize the good feeling that is  growing up between the Anglo-American  people, we would suggest a Fourth of  July celebration in Rossland, or an Anglo  American celebration on the Fourth of  July.���Rossland Record.  Wm. Callaghan, an old-time prospector and miner, known throughout the  Kootenay, died at the Sandon hospital  Sunday, after an illness of a few days of  commencement of the year. Soon,  however, the roads will be in condition  and the shipments will again run up to  the old mark,  It   is   reported   that   arrangements  have been entered into  by the    Last  Chance  and. Noble    Five    companies  whereby   they   have   agreed  to  allow  each other the use of their tunnels as  soon as they reach  the boundary lines  of tiie adjoining property.    The Noble  Five will accordingly carry  on tunnels  No. 2, 3 and 1, of the Last Chance from  the points-where they reach  the end  line of the  Last   Chance,    where the  claim aluits the World's Fair.  The Last  Chance will have the use of the long  crosscut in No. -1 tunnel of the Noble  Five, where it cuts the vein at a vertical   depth   of  900   feet.    The   Last  Chance will also have the use of the  crosscut in A tunnel where it strikes  the Little Widow ground at a depth of  600 feet and will have the use of all intermediate drifts.  Tho company  which  has secured the  bond on the Mountain Chief group is Ihe  Manchester Smelting Company, whose  representative in this country is A. R.  Brown, of Kaslo.   This concern makes a  specialty of reducing zinc ores, hence its  purchase of the  Lucky Jim mine, near  Bear lake, some time since,  and now  more lately the Mountain Chief.   Both  properties   carry a high   percentage   of  zinc in their ore, which has acted more  or less as a deterrent to shipments in the  past.   Inthe treatment of the ore,  the  company have faith in a profitable business being worked up with the Slocan  camps,  many mines  and   prospects in  which carry a certain  amount of zinc.  The success  of   the  English   concern's  venture will place the Slocan on a more  profitable basis  for- the  investment of  capital, as in the past American smelters  have held  the ores  of this  camp liable  for penalty because of  the  zinc.   To seem e returns  from   reduction works   for  r.his mineral will add to the net profits of  the exports  from  the  mines,  and  less  waste  will  be incurred  on   the sorting  dumps.    The Chief will commence operations shortly.  Canadian I'acUit- Making Money.  A .special to tlie Nelson Tribune from  Montreal states that the traffic receipts  of the Canadian Pacific for the month of  March show gross earnings of 82,100,''88  and working expenses of $1,280.772- net  profits 8828,S0!' In March of last year  the net prolits were 8753,234. For the.  first three mouths of the year ending  March 31st the figures are: Gross earnings 85,727,0*1, 'working expenses 83,-  New   Denver,   Queen's  Day  .o-  holders of the   London  and  British C  lumbia Goldfields, Ltd:    "i have much  pleasure   in   informing   you   that  this  company has,   in  conjunction  with the  New Zealand Minerals Company, Litd..  entered   into   an arrangement'for  the  purchase of the Enterprise mine, one of  the most important silver mines in British Columbia, upon terms which should  result in'very large, prolits to both companies.    This mine in situated  on Ten  Mile creek, in   the Slocan district, and  possesses the important feature of having already an extremely large amount  of ore blocked out.  and consequently  available for immediate extraction and  treatment.      Mr.  J.   D.   Kendall   lias  furnished an independent  report upon  the mine, and   it   will   gratify you to  learn that he places its value at 81,000,-  000,  or  approximately, ��200,000.    The  directors extremely regret that weather  of the most   exceptional sever it v has  prevented large and constant crusTiings  at  the  Whitewater and   Ymir   mines.  As you are aware, plants capable of  treating 100 tons of ore daily arealready  erected on both properties, and immediately the weather is sufficiently mild for  the necessary water-power to  be furnished, it is expected that both mills will  be   working   to   their    full    capacity.  Meanwhile, it is gratifying to know that  the development work on both properties continues to he of a favorable character,  and that the Whitewater  mine  resumed crushing on Maich 28th last.  Reduction and Refining Works.  Editor of Tin-: L.kdg-k.  Dear Sir,���Permit  columns of The Ledge  bration Committee  of  tion that  has  puzzled  We  have  heard   a. great   deal  of  talk  about what will be tlie principal events  of May 24th, and in the columns of The  Ledge I noticed the following advertised :  "Queen's Birthday. Those who are  patriotic will celebrate in Siverton. The  following prizes will be competed for:  Baseball" Match���(Championship of the  Kootenays) $100; Reel Race���Hub and  Hub, $100; Horse Race���Open to all  comers, $125; Drilling Contest���Double-  band, open to the. world, $150; Caledonian Sports���The usual events���aggregating, $150; Lacrosse Match, $100.    Single  All the events advertised to  come off at New Denver at  the approaching celebration  will   positively   take   place  Fare on Railroads and Steamship lines.  Silverton invites you all."  Is this to be taken as authentic? Was  it put in The Ledge by order of the  Silverton Celebration Committee, and if  so then who is responsible for the following advertisement which I see in the  Nelson Tribune of the 27th :  "Annual Celebration  will  be  held at  Nelson's crack Hose-reel team  will positively race the crack  team of Rossland at New  Denver, May Twenty-fourth  BLEW V? THEM  Silverton, B.C.,   May 24th,  1899.    $1750  in   Prizes   $1750.     Abridged    Program.  "     "       $200,  Horse Races: Free-for-all, 1st  2nd $100; Slocan race, 875. $25; Pony  race, $50. $25. Caledonian Sports, Purses  amount to $500. Gold Medal for best  all-round athelete. Drilling Contest for  $300. Hose Reel race. Grand Ball. For  further particulars applv to Secretarv,  Silverton, B.C."  I would like to ask our Committee,  who have undoubtedly done what they  believe to be right, which, if either, of  these advertisements is to be taken as  reliable. If neither of them is trustworthy then what is the use of throwing  good money away in a mad effort to keep  Silverton before "the Kootenay public in  the light of a narrow-minded community, when the reverse is true.  A Slocan Pioneer.  Silverton, B.C., April 29, 1899.  [While we do not object to giving  space to this correspondence, yet we  think it would have shown better spirit  had our correspondent submitted the  questions to the committee at home.  The advertisement in Tub Ledge was  furnished by the Silverton committee.  We io not know and have no means of  finding out how much or how little of it  is reliable. "A Slocan Pioneer" will  probably have an opportunity of judging* for' himself if he lives until May  24th.��� Ed. Ledge.  I  g9S3SS3S3.8--SSKaa8(3&S83S!388SSg  men smployed by that company enrolled  among its membership, and now it says  that it is receiving heavy aditions at  every meeting.  Tuesday morning notices were posted  inviting all men working for the companies here, who were not members of  the Union to join it immediately. This  has stai ted talk again to such an extent  that notice of it has been taken by the  local press, which has generally done  everything possible to restrain an approach of feeling calculated to produce  trouble.  Among union men no secret is made of.  the intention of the union to demand  higher wages and a recognition of the  union by the management. The public  has been given no intimation directly  by the management as to the probable  course of the company, although in an  indirect way it has been stated that there  would be no serious objection to giving  the union wage scale, and that it would  be granted if the request was made in a  propar spirit. It is doubted, however, if  under any conditions an agreement to  recognize the union could be secured.  There is an old fight between the union  and the Bunker Hill and Sullivan, with  considerable bitterness on both sides, so  that it would be hard for thenr to come  to an understanding unless the negotiations were conducted by parties entirely  disinterested in the matter.  After the strike of 1S92 the Bunker Hill  and Sullivan was closed down for along   ���  time, and when  it  finally  re-opened it  was after the  circulation  ot* a  petition  numerously   signed  that  the  company  would  resume  work at   the  wage rate  they have   since  been  paying, with  an  agreement to do better  when conditions  would admit of it.    The agreement was  made between the company and the men  ihat the   wages   would be" $2.50  and $3  until   prices   advanced   to    where   100  pounds of lead and.  two ounces of silver  would be worth  $(5.    So   far   there  has  been no violation of  this  agreement by  the men, and the company   has  had no  opportunity to do so, as the price has not  risen to that point.    Friends of the management,  however,  admit   that  should  this condition arise  the company would  decline  to  fulfill   its   promises   on  tha  ground that the men   then in its employ  were not the men with whom the agreement was made, and that they were not  entitled to the benefits of it.  At the. time that agreement was made  the public, even  in   the Coeur d'Alenes,  believed   that   the   wages   offered   and  accepted were as good as could be paid,  but they now think differently, for since  that time, it is argued, lead   has been as  low as  $2.50,  and  was only $2.60 for a  long time, and yet all the leading mines  in the  camp   paid  dividends regularly.  Since that time   the value of the daily  output of  this   company has  increased  $1,650 while the increase of wages desii  ed would not amount to more than $250  or $300.  Ten days ago trouble began in the  Cieur d'Alenes between the miner's union and the mine owners. The union  asked for 83.50 per day for all underground workers, and that the union be  recognized. To these demands all the  mines agreed except the Bunker Hill &  Sullivan mine. The union made little  trouble such as they had in 1891, but  deliberately blew up the Bunker Hill  buildings with dynamite.  Speaking of the destruction of the  buildings a despatch from Wardner  says: "Armed, masked and desperate,  1,000���miners from Canyon creek poured  into the town at noon last Saturday on  a stolon Northern Pacific train. Three  hours later they had left with their mission accomplished. The great Bunker  Hill & Sullivan mill, costing $200M0,  had been blown into half a million  pieces with the aid of a ton and a half of  dynamite, which tlie rioters brought  with them. Although the mob from  Canyon creek met with not the slightest  resistance, yet they left here with two  of the Bunker Hill" men shot from behind, while with them they took the  dead body of a fellow rioter whom they  themselves had accidentally sho|v        ',  The capture of the concentrator was  complete. Not a soul was on the ground  to molest the strikers. f All that remained was to complete the riotous  mission bv blowing the mill into atoms.  That done and the Bunker Hill & Sullivan Co. would have sustained a loss  of  Nelson's Lacrosse team will  positively play a match game  with New Denver during" the  big celebration  of May 24th  Signed, Sealed and Delivered.  681,492, net profits 82,046,121.  three months  ending  March  For the  Bist last-  year there was a net"pro(it of ��l,i'92,52S.  The increase in net profit over the same  period of last year is therefore: For  March ��75,66*2, and from Januarv 1st to  March 31st 8353,602.  The finest assortment of ladies' and  misses' shoes ever seen in New Denver  is beino: unpacked at T. H. Hoben's general merchandise store. The latest fads  and the neatest and best makes; all  sizes, shapes and prices.  A Montreal despatch says that a syndicate of Canadian and American  capitalists  is prepared ,r> erect extensive  refining and reduction works in Canada  provided   that   the  government,   will  make concessions so  that they may be  able to obtain  the necessary fuel at a  figure which will correspond somewhat  to the prices paid for coal in the United  States.    Among those interested in the  project are .lames   II. Wilson, of  Montreal, prominent-lv known in the  metal  trade; K. Goff Penny, M P.;C. C. Colby! ��d  of Stanstead. Quebec;   IL G. Leckie, of  Sudbury, Ontario:  J. J. Thompson,  of  New York, and  Robert  M. Thompson,  who is managing director of the Orford  Copper Company of  New Jersey.    The ���  plan is to  form a company with a capital of 82,000,0o0. with power to increase j  to 85,000.000.    The company will put up |  the biggest refinery   in   the world, and ;  will also be prepared   to treat the raw j  copper ores nf. British  Columbia     The]  gentlemen above, mentioned are named \  as provisional directors. i  A meeting of the members of the Nelson fire brigade was held last week for  the purpose of considering the conditions which shall govern the hub and  hub race at New Denver on the Queen's  birthday. The conditions as submitted  to the Nelson boys were that the prizes  should be 8300: Ihe distance 200 yards;  that 12 men and a captain should constitute a team: that either ropes or harness might be used; and that the starter  and judges of the race should be select-  a committee composed of one  from each competing team. The conditions were, acceptable to the Nelson  briga.de. and the signature of George  W.Steele was affixed thereto in approval. Nelsons most formidable competitor in the race will be the Rossland  team.���Tribune.  3200,000. Then, too. of necessity the  mine would be closed down, while the  non-union men there would be thrown  out of work. At the same time, since  the Bunker Hill supplied the Last  Chance with air, the union men at work  in the latter mine would be similarly  deprived of employment: but they were  willing to suffer that loss rather than to  permit the Bunker Hill to remain in  operation.  "Powder !" shouted somebody inthe  crowd at the concentrator. The cry was  taken up by a hundred throats and was  heard by the striker* guarding the dynamite near the station.  ���With a rush the watchers picked up  the'50-pound boxes of the stuff and  .started for the mill. There miners  trained all their lives in handling* the  explosive, attended to the distributing  of the 3,000 pounds of giant powder  which was to wreck the mill. The concentrator building*, or rather the mill,  was a huge red structure of sheet iron,  in which was housed all the mechanical  equipment of the company. The reduction works, the compressor and the  electric light plant were altogether in  the end of it.  When the last charge had been placed  the fuses were lighted and the boarding  house next to the' mill was afire.   Then  picking*   up   the  body   of   Smith, the  strikers started back at a swinging trot  to the  station.   "Fire," they shouted,  and   the  remaining   crowd,   knowing  what was to come, sought cover in the  neighboring hills.   There was another  wait and tlie red boarding" house was a  roaring cauldron of flames.    Then in a j  second up from the concentrator shot a  vast gray pyre of smoke and   debris  that rose 'majestically   to  the height of  perhaps one thousand feet.     Borne upward with it could be seen great sections   of   the  building   and glistening  pieces of what had once been the machinery of the plant.    Then came a roar  that shook tlie  very  earth and a crash  that almost split one"* ears.    It was at  2:20.o'clock.    A  moment more and another mass of  debris   shot  up and   the  same roar was heard again,    A third, a  fourth and  a   fifth   explosion followed  Then, after a pause, came-  the last one.  When the smoke  cleared  away, where  the   mammoth    reduction   works   had  been, there, was only a chaos of warped  and broken   wood   and   steel     ''T-c destruction had been complete.  Silvc-r  Advam-inc;  i"   Price  Not I)es��d but SU-upiug.  The Toronto Globe says: "We are  assured the Kettle River railway bill  will not be abandoned, but it seemed  better to leave it over for another session, when Mr. Corbin will have time-  to attend to the matter, than go ahead  with it in his absence. It is expected  the bill will come up next session, and  it is the confident belief of its promoters  The advances which' have been made  in the price of stiver since, the first of  April will give the Hall Mines,Limited,  an appreciable gain on the galena ores  which ir. has purchased during the  month. Assuming that the ore averaged 60 ounces to the ton, which will  probably be below the mark, the advance in the market quotations for silver will give the. Hail Minos a profit of  something over 81 SO to the ton. When  a furnace is treating 50 tons of such ore  per day the seemingly small advance  soon runs into money. The. present  outlook  is  for an  advancing  market,  that the feeling in favor of the measure j due it is said to the action of the smelter  will then be  present.'  stronger   even than it is at  trust in  keeping the supply  of silver  level with the demand ��� Tribune.  t'(>iiini<'iif<.j>it!iit   of fin.-  Trou l>I<",  A despatch from Wardner, Idaho, under date of April' 21. gave the following  account of the trouble, leading up to the  destruction of the Bunker Hill property  by the desperate union men : "For some  time there have been rumors of probable  trouble between the management and  miners of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan.  The reports have gone so far as to state  that a walkout was imminent, and only  a week ago a rumor that 200 men had  walked out was generally credited in all  the other towns in the country for a few  hours, until telephone inquiries had  resulted in assuring them that the story  was not true.  The Miners' Union here has always  claimed to have a large percentage of the  Ten Mile in the Swim.  C. B. Taylor was in New Denver on  Saturday and Sunday buying supplies  and making other preparations for reopening the Ten Mile House at once, to  accommodate the great crowd that is  anticipated will visit that centre with  the change made in the Enterprise  mine.  Mr. Taylor is looking for a great revival on Ten Mile.    He reports that extensive preparations   are being  made  for the celebration of the 24th of May.  Not to be outdone by'our sister camp  Silverton, the citizens of Ten Mile have  subscribed most liberally, and are offering prizes aggregating exactly ��1.750.25  for horse races, drilling contests, baseball matches, lacrosse games, fishing  and yachting tournament;; and, to close  the day in a manner worthy  our Noble  Queen's natal day. a c;;ke walk will be  given in the evening.    The horse races  will be held at  any  point   between the  landing and  the summit, and the bail  and lacrosse games  will  take place in  the   Bondholder  basin     The   snow   is  about U feet   deep   there, but the crust  will   hold   up  ahorse.    Forty-one men.  four teams and a jackass, with a rotary  plow, are daily  employed leveling"  the.  grounds  and  gathering* a   stock of icebergs to ease off the strain of rhe, excited  spectators.    As all  the horses that will  be allowed   to   enter these contests  are-  owned by the citizens subscribing    the  money for the   prizes, the- winners   will  "���of paid in tin- same kind of ozone that  they subscribed, and no on" will be the  loser.  Mr. Taylor is enthusiastic over the  possibilities of Ten Mile and the unlimited resources back of it. But above  all, he would have us. impress upon the  patriotic sons of Briton, the bubbling  over of patriotism that will take place  along the' trail from Ten Mile landing-  to tlie summit And, too. that if any  loyal son of the hammer and steel desires to partake of any of the bubbles  they are orivileged to do so,.as it will  be dished up in ozone represented as  dollars to the tune of seventeen hundred  and fifty dollars and twenty-five cents.  He would have us place particular emphasis on the twenty-five cents.  MlMUMJ*JMMMB��ilHl,j  aWMWM'ttlBM'M^'m^  BBuawiam-jMiit'uiMwatriMiijii*^ THE LEDGE, NEW DKJNVER, B.C., MAY 4, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION" RATES: ~  Three months ������? .lh  Six "  1.25  Twelve "     .  2.00  Thkee years  5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS. ���  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  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.  fBUKSDAY, n\IAY 4. 1899.  AMO\G    THE    TENIJKKFEKT.  Some years ago I wrote a few lines  about visiting my old home and mother, so I will not repeat the description.    It does not matter how many  times a man visits  his home and the  scenes oi  his  youth, the greeting* is  joyful,   while the   parting*   has   the  same kind of sadness it had upon the  first day  that you plunged into the  cold world and cut yourself loose from  ties that are tender, yet the strongest  in the world.    No   matter where we  roam, how  we live, or what, we do,  nothing can shut out while the mind  remains intact, the  remembrance of  home and a man's best friend���his  mother.    In   the   silvery   west   are  many  boys   who. through' careless-  ��� ness, neglect to   write home.    They  should break this habit.  If they only  knew  how a mother appreciates a  letter from a son,   they  might write  oftener.    Just a little time, some paper, and   two cents for postage will  make many a glad heart.   It is just  a trifle,   boys; bat how many will  .take my advice ?  Thirty  years ago Petrolea was a  hot town, much like western mining  camps, but it has changed.    It is no  longer considered good form  to get  drunk and to paint the town a deep  crimson.    Poker is still played in secluded places, but the limit has fallen  to fifty cents, and tbe game is but a  shadow of its former self.   The town  is full of fine churches, and I attended  several of them.   The ante, I noticed  as the plate went round, was from  five to ten cents.   There is no excuse  for any one going to hell  in the east.  Every possible trail to heaven is re  presented   by   earthly   agents,  and  chnrches are to be found every few  miles,   it seems to be impossible for  the wicked to keep on shift, although  I was told that the footprints of Old  Nick's hoofs were occasionally seen  in some parts of the province.  Petrolea is a great town for society.  Balls and parties are prevalent, and  in their own way the people are as  important as New York's 400.  Petrolea has its representatives in  all parts of tlie world.     In Borneo.  Capt. Woodward  lias a crew of men  drilling for oil.   His old partner, Bill  McGarvey,   has   made   millions  in  Austria.    In  Java, Sumatra, Africa,  Australia, and many other countries.  are men from  Petrolea pounding the  rock in search   of   petroleum.    The  tools they use are nearly  all manufactured by  McKenzie & Joyce.    In  British   Columbia   there   are  many  former Petroleans, most of whom are  making their mark in  some of the  many   camps   of   this   mountainous  province.  sideration. But in answer to it, we  produce below an article on the earn  ings A the United States mints, showing conclusively that, aside from the  inestimable ad-vantage a Canadian  mint would be in placing this country  in its proper light before the nations  of the world, it would, in a double  sense, be a money making institution.  The article reads:  It is supposed generally that the  United States Mint and the government assay offices and refineries are  maintained for the public convenience and that the mint, like other  branches or departments of the extensive Treasury service, is run pro  bono publico, the government making up by appropriations the shortage ot each year. The recent public  report of the director of the mint  shows that Uncle Sam has a thrifty  interest in the operations of the mint  and its branches and makes a tidy  profit from their operation eacn year.  Last year the gross earnings of the  mints and assay offices of the country  ���there are mints in-. Philadelphia,  San Francisco, Carson City and New  Orleans, assay offices at Denver,  Boise, Helena, Charlotte, St. Louis,  Deadwood and New York���where  $1,495,000, of, which $173,614- was  for parting and refining bullion,  $10,040 for copper alloy, and $15,311  for meltieg, assaying and stamping  charges. The seigniorage on the  coinage of silver was $3,073,958, on  F.ubsidiarv silver coinage $286,311, on  ferable for the purpose of international exchange and settlement.  4. Because experience has demonstrated that paper is preferred to gold  coin as a circulating medium, and  bullion minted in Canada will not be  retained in the country.  5. Because the coinage of gold  would introduce an element of uncertainty and disturbance in the system  prejudicial to the commercial and  industrial interests of the country."  K'fe-fcEiK&ta'^taJfaJ  4  Dam  oetreal  KIGHT-HOtJK,    WORKING    I>A*t.  The black sheep among the black  men in the Southern States are causing trouble that m ly end in a racial  war and again deluge the South with  bloo . The horrible scenes recently  enacted in Georgia have startled the  world, and proves that nineteen centuries of civilization and religion  have not yet blotted the savage nature out of some people. The white  "women of the South must be protected, but would it not be better to ship  all the negroes back to Africa rather  than to burn one of them at the  stake? Such a thing is a relic of  barbarism and out of place amongst  a nation of free people.  minor coinage $1,031,000 and on the  recoinage of minor coins $18,383.  The value of the deposit in melting  room grains and "sweeps" removed  was $8726; the value of the surplus  bullion returned was $53,024, and  the gain on bullion shipped by the  minor assay offices to the mint for  coinage there was $6,665.  The expenditure of the  mint service, including wastage, loss on sale  of sweeps, and  expense of distributing minor coins, was $1,203,133. The  net earnings for the  year were $3,-  432,664.    Some of the  items of expense (the chief of which is. of c urse  salaries and "wages) illustrate the curiously complicated  work of minting,  which requires not only knowledge  of chemistry   and   metallurgy,   but  considerable exactness in the use of  materials and in the adaptation  of  dies and designs.   For acids used in  the mints and assay  offices ��27,400 i  was spent  by  the government last  year; for chemicals. $4,700; for wood,  $6,075; for copper,  $9,600;  for firebrick, $1,300;  and for zinc, $2,766.  For gloves and gauntlets   required  by the mint workers, $8,100 was required; for gas, an aid to metallurgy,  $14,7C0; for charcoal, $3,700; for oil,  $1,100; for hardware, $1,400, and for  crucibles and mechanical appliances,  ��5,400.  Varied as these items are, they do  not exhaust the number of things required in the mint, for $200 was expended in lumber, $1,400 on ice, $500  for salt used in the refineries, and  a  small charge for flags needed for designs.     Apart  from   gas,   the  fuel  needed for mint and assay offices was  of three kindsr-charcoal at an ex  pens'e of $3,700, coke at an expense  of $7,500, and coal at an expense of  $17,000.   One item, which to the un  initiated seems large, is the item of  sewing, $3,425.    This sewing is required for the bags containing the  metal or coins, in addition to $563 for  barrels and $350 for bullion boxes  ���  Uncle Sam in his liberality made  no appropriation for soap, it would  appear, but the expense of laundering  the towels (presumably "it was giyen  out") was ��3,000, and $2,200 additional for water. The item of wastage, so called, arising from work at  the mint, and which is not a large  one compared with the enormous  operations of the mint, was $16,000,  and some other minor items brought  up the government's whole expense  in the year to $1,250,000, or about 25  per cent, of the total receipts, the  profit being represented by the other  75 per cent. '   Major Beattie has given notice  that he will introduce a bill in the  Dominion House to establish eight  hours as a working day throughout  Canada. The bill is entitled, "An  Act to determine the length of a  working day tor workmen and laborers." and provides:���  "1. That eight '--ours shall be the  length of the working day for all  workmen and laborers employed  either permanently or temporarily, by  any person or by awy contractor or  sub-contractor under him.  "2. That every such person, contractor, or sub-contractor who has  under him or who employs workmen  or laborers, and who wilfully violates  the provisions of this Act, is guilty of  an indictable offence, and liable to a  penalty not exceeding $1,000 or to  imprisonment tor a term not exceeding six months, or to both penalty  and imprisonment, in the discretion  of the court."  The   passage of such a measure  would be the greatest stride forward  that Canada   has   ever   made,  and  would be of immeasurable good to the  working  masses.    With such a law  in force, the laboring men of Canada  would have an opportunity of proving  to the world that  with  less hours of  labor and more of study and thought  and   home   influence,   a  better and  happier class of manhood and womanhood would come forth from the confines of Canada than the world  has  ever known.  If this is a result of the recent eight-  hour legislation of the Semlin Government, then it will have been of  some service to mankind.  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     981,328.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTEEAt.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Royal, G.C. M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  ^   tt .Br,an,cnes ia a11 parts of Canada, Newfoundland,. Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PI7T, Manager  -��-������,--<[ *  ���"VS'TZ3--33Z-*W<Bt TO'igH'-giar  ������^-w^^-g-g'CT'-ia-ra-^^  m ported  of roug  texture  are Popular  this season.  ANNUAL CELEBRATION  will be held at  SILVERTON, B.C.  MAY 24,  1899.  I�����[$i750  e  . 1st prize $200  . " "   75  " "  50  2nd $100  " 25  ��-. 25  A'IiRIDGEJ)  PROGRAM  Free for All   Slocan Horses.   Pony Race   CALEDONIAN SPORTS DRILLING CONTEST  $500 in prizes, $300.  Gold Aludal lor best All Round Athlete  Match Game of Baseball. Hose Reel Race.  Grand Ball.    For further particulars apply to���  R. O. MATHESON, Secretary Silverton, B.C.  The action ot the Coeur d'Alene  miners in blowing up he Bunker Hi^  and Sullivan mill may be morally  and legally wrong, but it proves that  the men are opposed to white slavery  and have the courage of their convictions. With the corrupt government  in the United States and the accumulation of monopolies, it will not be  long before the recent scene near  Wardner will be repeated in other  places.   The T^ast of Mount.  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  We do what we advertise to do.  YOU NEVER MISS THE  O. S. RASHDALL.  .Votary Public.  A. K. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  and BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  One of the reasons given by the  Bankers' Association for their opposition to the establishment of a Canadian mint, is ��hat the banks can afford to pav a better price for gold  bullion than the mints can. True,  they can, for by hoarding the bullion  and keeping the coin money from  circulation they make a demand for  their bank notes.  James Mowat, who lived in -Nelson  iind Kaslo for many years, died last  March on the trail between Telegraph  creek and Teslin lake. Jimmy had his  peculiar ways. In 1S92 he owned a claim  near Nelson and for three weeks he wasted ozone trying to sell it to us for $125.  He final lv traded it to George Neelands  for a Kaslo lot. We bousrht the lot from  Jimmy for $125. The flood spoiled it.in  '94, but the claim it was traded for is  now called the Athabasca. As we said  before, Jimmy had peculiar ways. In  the fall of '93 we walked from Watson  creek to Kaslo with him. About noon  we reached the Blue Ridge Hotel, kept  by Neil and Bob McDonald. We wanted Jimmy to dine with us, but he would  not do so, claiming that 75 cents was too  much for a meal, and he would not allow  us to spend that much on a meal for him.  This is why he was peculiar. Well,  Jimmy sleep's on the banks of Telegraph  creek, and we could not go to press without making a few remarks about an old  trail blazer who was an honest man.  A   single hitman   hair   will  four ounces without breaking.  support  IT    IS    SETTUKI).  OCJKSTrON    OF    A     MINT     AGAIN.  The only objection we have noticed  to the establishment of a mint in  Canada was made by an eastern  paper. The journal referred to con  tended that a mint would be a losing  proposition, that now it was not costing the Canadian Government anything to have coined the few paltry  half dollars and quarters that the  country is sprinkled with, and if a  mint were established it would mean  a heavy appropriation to start with  for buildiners, etc., and additional  expenditure vear after ye^r.  Argument of this character is not of  sufficient weight to entitle it to con-  AND  pontes  Small  Stop at Nelson's Drug* and  Book Store and see them.  We won't charge you  more than   A Penny a Peep  The Bankers'Association of Canada  met in solemn conclave last week in  Montreal, and resolved that the  council would not approve of the proposal ti establish a Canadian mint  for the coinage of Canadian coins.  Their reasons for doing so are given  below. They are too simple to re  quire comment. In substance, they  say a mint for the coinage of Canadian gold and  silver  would imperil  their paper money business, which is I Buy a nice bath Sponge  one of the main reasons why a mint I &nc\ a package of Sea Salt  ought to be established. Following! and imagine yourself at the  are the reasons:��� 'seaside.    The  bath,   com-  ���'1. Because the operating of a mint! bined with a course of  will result in loss either to the miner- FAX'S SARSAPARILLA  or to the government, according as j  the one or the other is made to bear |  the expense of the coinage. j  2. Because a better market for gold j  bullion is provided by the banks)  than can be supplied by a mint. -  3. Because the intrinsic value of  the metal is not enhanced by its conversion into coin, bullion  being pre-  It. is i.atural for you to desire to make the celebration a success. No doubt  about it being such. The  next thing to be considered  is the home���ma king it  comfortable, stylish and  happy. Con tented n ess  brings happiness, without  which paradise itself would  be home in name only.  One cannot be contented  if the home is ��'ot comfortably furnished. Tliis does  not imply ;\ heavy outlay  ���a. few dollars  will do it.  WALKER & BAKER,  New    Furniture Ot-iilers ami'K<"j>airers  Denver's     Undertakers and Kmbuliner-i.  N. B.���We have the only practical Undertaker  and Embalm or doing business in the Slocan.  A  &. Co.,  Juicy  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT  Sloean City, B. C.  POWDER.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a law. number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining- Room i.s provided  with evoryOiing  in the market  ���Sample Rooms for Commercial Traveler.*!. '  John Buckle}', Prop  will make a new person of  you.  Buy your  FLAGS for decorating on  MAY 24th  at  9  B.C.  s  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver,  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 Western Canada, and  SAUSAGES  from New Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If vou are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook  this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  New books are often valuable  because  they drive us to rend the old ones.  Men consider men excusable for being  men; but they want women to be angels.  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Granite ware,  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  XV  S. Dkkwky  Kaslo, B.C  H. T.Twiors  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  iSTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  in    G-.  FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  |jOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R��� S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties'   examined    and   reported on  ;',,.-   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  Laboratory. I-ieMc-  vne ave, New Denver. B C.  H. MILLWARD,  >ainter  and/-* +r*.m  Writer  huh  j\Ji L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C. Sixth Year.  THE LEDOE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 4 18��9.  WHEN   THJE    COOK   WAS   GONE.  Oh, jolly were the days  When the cook was gone !  To the pantry mother trotted  And on tasty treats we lotted  When she tied her apron, spotted,  Neatly'round her ample waist.  At her heels we children followed.  Hardly our impatience swallowed.  For the feast that never failed us  When onr mother made the paste !  Oh, merry was Ihe house  When the cook was gone!  Mother's blue eyes gaily danced,  In great glee w�� children pranced,  Snatohiur, scraps of sweet that chanced  To esca pe her fingers fair.  How she mixed and rolled and patted,  Pricked and punched and deftly spatted,  While we youngsters hovered 'round her  Waiting each for generous share.  What a jolly crowd we were  When the cook was gone !  In the oven dainties baking,  Lady-cook her leisure taking,  Telling stories, laughter shakiug,  To her hungry little flock.  Then what peepings in the oven ;  (Interludes of "mother lovin "')  For no grim, gaunt cook was present  Such performances to shock.  Kitchen was a happy spot  When the cook was gone !  When the pie was duly "done,"  Then began the feast and fun ;  Mother's laurels easy-won  From the laughing critic-! there !  How the morsels nV\y apace!  Dimples danced in mother's face.  For the pantry mouse at last,  Xot. a toothsome crumb to spare.  But sorry was the day  When th'ii cook .came back !  Mother in the parlor sat,  Kilclieii ruled by cook and cal,  Pantry mouse a growing fat,  Children banished from the place.  Baking days all davs of sorrow.  "('oodles"set by till to-morrow,  Dished out |ii"./|!erly by mother  With a very proper face.  Would you have the best of times V  Send the cook away .'  Queen of Kitchen is the mother,  She can cook as can no other,  Without frowns and peevish bother,  Cooketh she for love's dear sake. !  Peace will reign from floor to ceiling,  All dyspepsia's ills a-healing.  For there's not a thing goes criss-cross "  When the mother makes the cake !  ��� What'to Eat.  j ���but welcome as the first May flowers  | will be in the Yukon.  j    How quickly the news spread, and how  ! the men gathered !    To sort it all in a  ! day or two waa impossible; to keep the  I letter-hungry men  waiting equally diffi-  'cult; so our efficient Postmaster Hart-  | niann, who is deservedly popular, com-  I promised by   taking alternate   days for  I sorting and delivering.    Every other day  I is post day at present,  and  every other  j day the long lines  wait in the sunshine  j until their turn comes, and they are admitted, to leave by the rear door, grasping  the  long-looked-for   missive.   The  later incoming mails are  making excellent time.   Your correspondent received  one  by last  mail   bearing the  Ottawa  stamp ot February 7,   and the Dawson  stamp of March 9.    Thirty days   means  quick passage in view of the transcontinental passage,  the  water  trip and  600  miles by dog sled.  Those unfortunate criminals are re-  | prieved again until Agust next, since the  j second warrant of execution, sent on by  , special messenger from Ottawa, and for-  | warded as speedily as possible, arrived  j just four days after March 2, the date  | limit of the first reprieve. The mis-  I chance in this instance is due to the lost  j mail of No vein cer 10 last, which carried  I to Ottawa official report of the first re-  '-, prieve and its cause.  The affair throughout reads like a  ; chapter in a dime novel. But the Yukon  | records are full of incident for the writer  Ii of startling yellow backs.���Faith Fenton  j in Toronto Globe.  i ,   i Accommodations "for  every -  i body at New Denver, May 24  ! FJ-'DEISAL    Jj-STIMATES.  Ripon, on October 28,  1893, signed an  agreement, granting- a monopoly to the  Eastern Extension Cable Company, and  binding Great Britain neither to lay, or  to assist anyone to lay and not to permit anyone else to lay a cable to Hong  Kong or Singapore."   A  clause of the  agreement also specifies that, if a cable  was not laid between Canada and Australia in five years from the date of tlie  agreement, then it would be deprived  of any connections with  Hong* Kong or  Singapore.     The  five   years   have of  course expired, and the "monopoly has  become permanent,unless Great Britain  buys it out.   There is a provision in the  private agreement   that permits England to, buy it out for ��300,000, after a  year's notice has been given.  In the senate, Friday night, Sir Mackenzie Bowed, on behalf of the opposition, and Hon. Mr. Scott, for the government, talked strongly against this  agreement, which has' just been unearthed, and of its whereabouts all this  time nobody seems to have been in the  least aware.  Rossland's fast runners will  meet all comers at New  Denver on May twenty-four  any such outpouring of unlimited capital into Canada as occurred in the case  of South Africa and Australia. There  will rather, be a steady development,  which will be better. This would indicate that Mr. Bl&ckstock and Mr. Good-  erham did not find in England anyone  too anxious to buy War Eagle and  Centre Star shares at their present  prices.  A Peculiar Town.  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  Canadian  ANDSOO LINE.  New Denver i.s a peculiar town. It  holds to high prices, which have obtained from its birth. Especially is this so  in breadstuffs, resulting in living being  much more expensive there than in the  neighboring towns. The departmental  stores in the east get a large percentage  of the ready cash of the place, while the  local business houses secure the credit  list.���Tribune.  Wholesale  Dealers in  For those who want, the  EAST best WEST  To any point in United States or Canada  and  Get. Tour Photos Taken.  ce Wines  Fragrant  Cigars.  R. H Trueman will tent in Xe.vi  Denver on May 9, 10, and 11. This will I  be his only visit this season with the i  tent,and everyone wishing photographs ;  should   not allow this opportumtv to  ^     <-���.,.     .    T             -  \-r  fade awav without taking advantage of, ��ur Stock 1S the Largest in Kootenay  it. ' I      ~--"   Tourist Curs pass Kevelstoke daily for St. Pa ul  Thursdays   for   Montreal   and   Boston;  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  First-class Sleeper on all Main Line Trains.  Tickets  issued ���  ation.  and Baggage checked  to destin  Xo Customs Difficulties.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and inaiii line points.  8:4.1k Daily: lv���DeliverC. Siding���an Dailv  Write for Prices.  Itostoclc's  Latest i-Vouk.  I The Federal estimates for the next  1 fiscal year wuvu presented in Parlia-  ! inent last week. Tlie total appropriations on consolidated revenue account  j hear out Mr. Tarte's promise of increas-  j ed expenditure, the increase shown in  ; the main estimates being ��555,000.  i There is a prospective increase of $421,-  000 charges on public debt, $100,000  increase in the'interior Department,  r Immigration   Branch,  and ��270,000 in-  how,  by'a  tone  in . the ��� cloud-hints,  a | crease in Yukon government.  softness   in   the  air,'a  promise  in   tlie i    Themilitiaestiiiiatessliowan increase  SBWS    KKOiVI    DAWSON.  Dawson-City, March 15.���To-day has  brought us the first hint of spring. Only  a hint, conveyed to us, we-hardly know  sun-warmth, but it has touched each and  all, so that we have said over one to another the magic word, "Spring."  The weather since mid-February has  been variable and unusually windy for  the windless Yukon Valley. The thermometer has ranged daily from zero  ot midday to 30 below at night���a considerable drop. But the past few days  have been as delightful as any eastern  March could be, bright and warm, the  thermometer hovering about 10 and 14  degrees above zero, and a shy little mid- j .$'25,000;  day "drip, drip," sounding from sunny  nooks.  it will not last, of course. It would be  mild March weather even for Ontario.  We shall drop down into a brief frost  world again. But we have had one hint,  and spring is coming.  There are advantages in a residence  in the Yukon. We have known nothing  of grippe, with its concomitant pneumonia. That is a growth of raw winds  and damp, variable temperature. The  late** winter months' are too still, too  dry and clear and exhilarating, apparently to suit Monsieur La Grippe. It  might as well be stated also that we  have neither smallpox nor typhoid fever  in Dawson, both of which diseases have  been attributed to us by tiie eastern  press. There lias never been a case of  the former in the Yukon, in as far as  can be discovered. The fever we have  had, and probably shall have again when  summer comes. But since November it. !  has been entirely in abeyance.  The exact truth is that at the present j  moment Dawson is remarkably healthy, j  The disease of the winter has been j  scurvy. The hospitals have been full of j  patients thus afflicted; anil scurvy is a '  disease not of climate but of diet, dark-1  ness and dirt, three "d's" that form an j  ugly triune in many a miner's cabin on I  the creeks.  The, miners are  already beginning to i  talk about the wash-up and to estimate I  in  advance  the  value of their dumps. I  From   best   authority���that  of various j  mining inspectors who  spend their time |  up aiul down  the creeks���1   understand  that  the  promise is  exceedingly good,  and that twelve millions is computed as  the lowest total estimate of the June output.  The chief interest still centres around  Dominion creek. It is especially good  between the Discovery claims and as  far as 20 miles below Lower Discovery.  Only two blank claims have been found  in this wide range. Hunker is more  "spotty," as the term is. The gold vein  is freakish, and skips about a good deal.  But the benches on the right hand side,  which have been only recently staked,  are excellent, and promise to rival Gold  Hill.  The owners of a claim near Upper  Discovery on Dominion had a surprise  last week, when they went through what  they liad supposed to be bed-rock and  struck a second gravel paystreak richer  than the one they had been working  above. Commissioner Ogilvie thinks  that, this is once instance of many where  miners are working above a false bedrock, beneath which is a deposit of another age.  Quartz mining is likely to develop if  a certain specimen which we saw assayed last week be any indication of the general value of quartz in the Yukon.  This bit of rock was found within 40  miles of Dawson, and assayed $1,500 to  the ton���a fortune to the men who own  the claim. It is yet to be proved, however, whether this .richness is general  to any extent or a matter of a few rare  spots.  The Mining   Recorder's  office   is as  busy these  days as in  the big stampede  of July   and  August last.   The  I of $100,000 in drill appropriations, it  j being the intent-ion to give 12 days' drill  j for the entire force  j Tlie defence of Esquimalt under the  ; new arrangement with the Dominion  [Government is to cost Canada over  | $30,000 per annum, and Canada will  I pay SOI.OOO for further works at this  fortress  The Columbia. River improvements  above Golden are down for 81,000; Columbia river improvements in narrows  between Upper and Lower Arrow lake.  Columbia River, removal of  rocks above Revelstoke, 83,000; Duncan river improvement; $3,000; Fraser  river, improvement of ship channel,etc.,  825,000; general repairs and improvements to harbor, river and bridge work,  83,000 ; Kootenav river improvement  below Fort Steele, $5,000.  Nanaimo Harbor, improvement of  south channel, etc . 810,000: Skeena  river, 85,000; William Head Quarantine Station, additional wharf accommodations and improvement of water  service, $4,000.  Kamioops, Post Office. 83,000; Vancouver Drill Hall, site given free of  cost, 822,000. Victoria new post office,  etc., including furniture, 810,775; William Head Quarantine Station, quarters  for crew, alterations, improvements,  furniture, instruments, etc , 83,000.  Theship channel between Quebec and  Montreal is to cost 8100,000 more than  last vear  lu the house of .commons last Aveek  Hewitt Rostock's bill to compel railways  to issue passes to members of the senate  and commons came up  for its second  ������"ending, but was killed.    Mr. Bostock  spoke briefly in justification of the bill,  lie said his purpose was to dispel the  idea that is so prevalent that railway  coinpanics issue passes to legislators in  order to get something in return.   Kail-  way men had told him that passes were  issued   merely   as continuing ' an   old  practice and not for the purpose of influencing   anyone.    As   railway   companies issued passes anyhow, the bill  would  inflict no hardship upon them,  and in  order  that members of  parliament  might legislate intelligently,  it  was desirable that they should  travel  extensively.  Sir Charles Tupper warmly attacked  the bill, and asked whether Mr. Bostock 's purpose was to make Canada an  The Queen Bess Proprietary Company  Ims announced an  interim dividend of j  Op. per share. i  J. E Angrignon  The Leading  HOTEL  HEATED HY  and Electric  Bells iiinl Light  HOT AIR  ii every room....  Bosun Block.  New Denver, B.J  50k  S:3;.l- ex.Sun-llv X. Denver Ldg-'ar ex. Sun. 10:00k  NKl.SOX, THAU., HOSSLANII, ETC.  -v. Sun: Iv X. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun U.OOk  ���������/������Ok i  Ascertain rates  and   full   information   bv addressing nearest local agent or--  G. B. GARRETT, AgonlXeiv Denver.  W. F.  Anderson, Tray.  I'ass. Agt.. Nelson.  h. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Apt., Vancouver.  How to yet there is via  C. 1\ Ry & Soo Dine.  ie m  SYSTEM.  object of contempt aud a laughing  stock of the whole world. If there was  any excuse for the bill it would be different, but the railways of Canada were  in the habit of extending the courtesy  of passes to all legislators, without regard to party, and no one considered  the acceptance of passes in any way influenced the recipients The railways  in issuing passes were consulting-their  own interests in giving members of  parliament an opportunity of seeing the  country and its progress" and the good  works the railways themselves ���were  carrying on  Proceeding, Sir Charles said the bill  was an infringement on private rights,  and the farce might as well be continued by providing free tickets for dining  cars. He said the house had the power  but not the right, to use the property of  any corporation, or convert it to their  own use.  Drilling Contest for the boys  of the hammer and steel at  New    Denver,     Mav    24th  Tli��-    Cliiu-tei-   Not   Abandoned.  Large and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street, Car bel ween hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Reasonable Rates.  ^^-.^REVELSTOKE  PIONEER. HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IX SANDON   R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  Jo   . C  J. K.CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  Reports made on Mining- Properties  in any section of Kootenay.  NEW  DENVER  General  Drayman, Ice,  Wood  XELSOX & FORT SHEP'l>A KD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Puget .Sound Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  I-Iav  and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  Livery amid  Bait Stables.  SANDON  B.  ���C.  Field and Aquatic Sports for  one and all at New Denver  celebration,   on    May   24th  Outre Slur T>ravrs First Blood.  The great lawsuit of tlie Iron Mask  and Centre Star developed rather sensational features last Friday, when expert  Clarence King* finished his testimony.  ! Mr. E. P. Davis made a formal application to do certain experimental work in  that part of the disputed ground known  as the Centre Star winze This is the  ������hirdtiine tiie defendants have made  this motion to examine the plaintiff's  workings, in order to demonstrate the  truth of the facts alleged by them.  Twice they have failed, but Friday they  "���ained the wished-for order. Mr. E V*.  Bodwell, for the plaintiffs, most vigorously opposed the order, and tlie whole  of tlie court's time was taken up with  the consideration of the application. At  the conclusion of the argument, Mr.  Justice Walkem delivered judgment,  allowing defendants access to the plaintiff's working's and'granting them leave  to do the further work asked.  Mr. Bodwell at once asked for a stay  ol proceedings until an appeal could be  heard, but it was final ly. arranged that  all details, including the exact form of  tlie order, should be settled when the  court met the next morning It was,  however, only tiie details that would  come up, as the court had already  granted tlie order asked. Mr. Bodweil  stated that, without question, he would  insist on an adjournment of the whole  case until an appeal from the order  could he disposed of, and, if the order  was finally allowed on appeal, a further  adjournment would be necessary. There  is no doubt the plaintiffs will 'resort: to  any and every possible means to prevent the carrying out of the order. It  i.s beyond doubt a great victory for the  Centre Star people. The granting of  the motion will be a substantial advantage, in anv event of the case.  Winnipeg, April 24.���The Free Press  publishes the following Ottawa despatch,  dated April 23: There is some misapprehension in connectian with the Kettle  River valley railway bill. The report  that tlie bill has been withdrawn is incorrect. The bill was not introduced  this session, so that it could not be withdrawn. Mr. Bostock is also made to appear in a report in a Toronto newspaper  as if he was acting as the sponsor of a  bill, which some railway companies have  been able to induce hi in to abandon. The  truth of the whole matter is that Mr.  Coi'bin,who was promoting the bill last  year, could not come to Ottawa in time  this session to look after it, as he is engaged in a lawsuit at Rossland, and  therefore has decided to leave the matter  alone until next year. As for Mr. Bostock, he has not abandoned or withdrawn  anything.  IJivirieml     Payers    Wanted.  Travelers  Will Iind tho  Arlington Hotel  it jjleasant place to stop al when in  SI can City.  GET MING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  CERTIFICATE OF 1 PA PROVED E NTS  ���.Majestic and Uiu-xiH-eted Mineral Claims  Situate in tlii.- Sloe.-ui Citv Mining Division 0f  Wesr, Kootenay District. Where located: On  Payne Mountain, near Sandon.  'PAKE NOTICE, that I. Francis J. O'Reillv.  1 agent J or Frank H. Bourne, free miner.-' certificate No. los-'f) A. and Charles French, free  miner's certificate- No. 12018. intend, sixty  days; from the date hereof to apply to the  .Mining Recorder for certilicates of improvements for the purpose of outlining Crown  grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section Ti must he commenced before the issuance  of such certilicates of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of Mav. lSfiji,  my-i " FRANCIS J. O'REILLV.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NA VIG ATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. nu  Maps furnished/rickets sold and information  given hy local and connecting- line Ticket agents  C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane, Wash  NAVIGATION  &TRADINCCO,  LTD.  Hummer Time Card effective June -iO, 18!'S.  Subject to e. linn go without, notice.  SS.  South Bound  Read down.  D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, 13 C  Graduate of American College of Denial Surgery  Chicago  Monday, Monday  Fractional,   .Sunshine,  Kusa  Fractional,  Yakima, Or��?gon  and Mini." Mineral Claims.  T;  UIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Brass Band will  ; supply  the music  and  give  season  many men   who   staked   claims at this : >^"(-��\y Deliver  timelast year  are in from the creeks to 1  renew them,  and  long  lines of  waiting  figures  form   outside   the   office at an  earlv hour  in   the  morning to  remain : ���   .     .     ,.  without   apparent   diminisfiment   until j Olie OI tlieil" tavOl'lte COllCertS  closing time.  The  same may  be said of  the post- ; and balls 111 BoSUll hall,   24th  office.  The North-West, Mounted Police, who  accomplish anything they undertake,  and they are not afraid of undertaking  big things, have gathered up the delayed and halting incoming mail of all the  past months, and swept it with a swift  run of dogs and men clean down to Dawson The splendid dog teams, with  their laden sleds, came in day by day,  bringing in mail of September, October,  Januarv and February���a fumbled heap  A Monopoly Granted.  A bombshell was hurled at the promoters of the Pacific c-ible scheme, in  the Ottawa senate on Friday nig-ht. A  private agreement, made ciway back in  lS9:->, between Great Britain and tlie  Eastern Extension Cable Company.was  brought  down.    It   showed that'Lord  J. Roderick Robertson, manager of the  London & British Columbia Gold Fields,  returned on Saturday night from a two  months' visit to the old country. Ha  states that business in Engla nd is good  in every iine, the shipbuilding and iron  industries being especially active and  operated to their fullest capacity. Interest in Kootenay mining development  is increasing in London and so soon as  some of the mines of the Nelson and  Trail Creek districts become dividend  payers there will be no dearth of British  capital for investment in Kootenay mining propositions.���Tribune.  POINTED    I'AJIAGKAPHS.  Youth is :i theory, but old aye is a  fact.  A budding* g'onius doesn't always turn  out to be the flower of the family"  Some men want tlie earth, but the  down-town merchant is usually satisfied if allowed to appropriate the sidewalk.  A Kentucky man made counterfeit  money with which to pay his board  and the judg*e decided tbat he was  entitled to board and lodging* for seven  years.   Don't Expect too .Much.  T. G. Blackstock and Georg-e Good-  erham of Toronto have just returned  from a trip to England. Discussing' the  question of British capital coining' for  investment in Canadian mining' enterprises, Mr. Blackstock says there will  be plenty of it. The feelHg' is good towards Canada and the improvement in  Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific  stocky has strengthened it. But one  point which should lie impressed is,that  Canadians are holding their properties  at much too high a figure to enable, old  country investors to take hold of them.  This refers particularly to parti v developed nuning properties. Mr. Blackstock  bids Canadians, however, not; to expect  Full Line   of fc'uitimys and  Trouserings a-lways on hand.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  Situate in the Slocan Mininsr Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: At  the head of Howson Creek.  AKE XOTTCE Ihat I. William S. Drewry, act-  inf*- as iifri'iir lor the .Sunshine Minimi Company. Limited. Free Miner's certificate  No. 12071 A. intend, sixty davs .from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining- Recorder for  certificate-; of improvements, for'the purpose of  obtaining a crown srr-mt of each nf the above  claims.  And further take, notice that action under See.  37 inu.��l lie commenced before the issuance of such  certilicati-s of iiiiprnvemciiis.  Dated this''hi (lay of October. 18!'X.  W. S. DREWRY-  Havana   iMiiu-i-nl -t'laim.  IXTERNATIOXAL.  Xorth Hound  Read up.  SANIlOX  Train lvs Dally. 1.0(1 pm   Train ar dailv lC-.-iO am  kaslo  '"   ar      ���'      H.-ifl pm   Train lv   ''  SBoat lv .���*.Sii,im    ���Kaslo���     Boat i  -.      "     t.3ti am    Ainsworth  ���<       "     .1.00 am    Pilot Bay  it       "     .1.30 am       Balfour  XBoiitar'i.40 am. Five Mile Pf  "       "     7.15 am      Xelson " 1  ='Trainar 10.0.1 am Northport. Train lvi.,1.1 -pm>>  =       "      1120 am  Rossland ���-    lt.nft \n\rc  ���<       "       3lopm    Spokane "      s.Siiami  S.00 am  rS.H0pmy  7.30 pm 5  li.-lfi pm =  '1.10 pm''  :~>.2S pm x  ���l.l.i pm -  SS. ALBERT A.  Read down. Rend u--.  Sandon  Daily train Iv l.On pin Daily train ar m.so am  Kaslo  " ar 3.-1.1 pm "        lv  s.no am  H    Boat Iv .1.00 pm M.o&T Boat ar 1.00 pin  oj-g       "   ��.20pm Ainsworth Boat��� ,-ir 11.40 pm_  ���-    " oo pin   Pilot-Bay        ������      11 no pm t  FOR CROI IERS. BEADS. St Anthony's Medals*. Little Chaplet of St. Anthony and Cancelled Postage Stamps, write to  Agency Bethlehem Apostolic School, 3.13 Shaw  St., Montreal, Que.  Situate in the Siocan Mininir Division of West  Kootenay  District. ���   Where located: On  North Kork of Canienlcr Creek,  about one  and one-half miles from Three Forks, B. C.  ���pAKE XnTICKlhat I. E. M. Sandilands. V. M.  1    (*���. Xo. 1U32A. .-iK-ent for Henrietta Gintzlmr-  M-pr. F.M.O.No. 3:!nf> intend.<i0 days from the date  hereof, to apply to  the  Milling  Recorder for a  Certiiicate of Improvements,  fur  the  puriiose of  obtainiiifra Crown f'rant ol ihe above, claim.  And further take,notice that  action, under  section  37.  must,   be   commenced before the  issuance of ��nch certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of March, IS!)!).  ���H        . "' 10.00pm Kuskonoon  " la.OOpm Goat River  ���** '*   1.00 am  Boundarv  g ���z '' ar 8.00 am Bonner's F'rv ��� Iv  *>kTrain Iv 11.40 am " Train ar  "       "     ar 2.4.1 pm Spokane      "    lv  ���������.oo pm--*-"  (i.OO pill^y  .1.00 pm C  -'.oo pm-r  l.l.i pm p  7..10 aitrE  SPECIAL-.KOOTENAY  LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing -lime 20,18��s.  On Monday, Thursday and Friday s.�� Alburn*  will leave Kaslo .1 p. m. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bav.  and Xelson.   Lecvinv Nelson at s a. m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, callin-,-at Pilot Bay  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Me-*-  P. O. Box Vlt. Kaslo. B.C.  TIME CARD  There are  many way  Of lifting- the load of  trouble from the  shoulders of the  weary,      wayworn    traveller as he passes on his way.      To  know just what to do and when  to do it  lias puzzled  the  minds of some  of the  greatest hotel men of the age.      We do  not  claim   any  great  superiority over  others, but  we  have learned   by close  attention   to the   requirements  of  our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the  comforts  and popularity  ot onr  house.    Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when  the  clouds  of adversity  darkened the trails  of every  camp  in  Kootenay. and they are  with us still  now when  the   suns   of  prosperity  shine  forth   in splendor  making mellow the heart  of mam J^CW DCMCY  ^ifcBBB-^^JACOBSON & OO.  Taking-  effect  1.00 o'clock  a.  m  Jan. 3,   1899, Pacific or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change -without notice  Leave s oo  " s :\2  ������ fi 8(1  " !l -I.i  ������ !l .1.1  **  111 12  ������ in :a  " io ���*.*���  An*. Id to  A.M.  Kaslo  South Fork  Spronle's  Whitewater  Bear Lake  McGuifran  Hailey's  Cody Junction  Arrive, ;i .1.1  .S L'O  2 L'.l  2 10  "        2 lill  1 -1.1  1 .-5I  1 :.'S  Leave 1 1.1  P.M  Arrive, ii./vji .-t.iii  Leave. 11..I.i a.m  '*       11.3.1 ll.HI  Sandon  CODY    LINE  Leave, ll.ona.m ��� Sandon ���  11.1"   " Codv Junction  Arrive, ll.-.'.l   "     ��� ' Cody    -  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mnpr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Suiieruitendci..'  For clieun  railroad and steamship tickets ti,  and from all points, apply to  S.   CAMPBELL, Agent, Sandon.  Tlie Prospectors' Assay Office  Brandon, B. C,  ���J ��'^����>������0<Si������  Assay Price  List :  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each  ji.vo  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  a no  Gold and Silver  a oo  Silver and Lead  2 ki  Copper (liy Electrolysis;  y oo  Gold, Silver. Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  2 .Kt  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold. Silver and Copper  3 no  Platinum ' 5 (k>  Mercury  >>  Iron or Manganese t  2 u(t  Lime,  Magnesium,  Barium.  Sili&.-i,' S11Y-  phnr, eaeli !!.... 2 00  Bismuth,Tin, Cobalt. Xickel. Antimony,'  Zinc, and Arsenic, each -...".. .| no  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Mutter. Ash,  and  percentage  of  Coke, if Cokrop  Coal) v  Terms:   Cash WUIi .Sample.  Junel'Dtll. 189.1.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer ;ui.-l  Anal est THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY.4/1899.  Sixth Year  TO    THE    PIED    PIPER.  Years ago, in Hamelip's city,  Hamelin, doomed, for brokeu vow,  To tbe silence and the sorrow-  That my soul is dreading- now.  In your wrath you lured the children  By your music weird and sweet.  Till they left their toys and mothers,  Followed you with eager feet.  All but one of all their number.  All that laughing, dancing tide,  Reached at last the wonderous portal  Opened in the mountain side.  Vet you charm all crippled children,  Since that poor, lame boy stood still,  Listening for your mystic music.  Left alone against his will.  So you come, my child alluring.  Till he longs to join your train :  All in vain my tender pleading,  Tears and moaning all in vain 1  He has heard your sweet, low music,  And the hectic glow burns bright,  For he longs to join the dancers,  Step, like them, so gay and light.  He believes thai in that country.  Are no tired nor crippled feet";  So he longs to heai yoii call him  With your music soft and sweet.  But I cannot hear the music���  I can only hear the wind,  And the ceaseless sobbing, sobning,  Of tlie sad hearts left behind.  All life's music., all ils brightness.  All the joy that earth can know.  All life's sweetness���die forever,  I f you bid roy darling go.  Oh ! forgive those broken pledges !  Let me share ray loved one's joy !  Let, me hear your'ui.igic music,  Let me follow with my boy.  LEAD    S.MK I/���."���>'<'    INDUSTRY.  Iii a recent issue oi the Toronto Globe  the following' interesting- letter relating* to the lead industry in Canada appeared.  '���The Trail-.smelter under the Canadian Pacific��� management has invested  close   on   $-200,00  in  improvements  iu  its copper plant  and in  building* modern lead smelting works.    The product  of this  smelter will be  lead   bullion,  consisting of about 05  per cent.  lead,  about 2  per cent, silver   and   gold and  the  balance   copper   and    impurities.  This product will be refined in Canada,  but it would be at a considerably greater  expense than the rates charged by the  U. S. refineries.    As soon  as it is possible to successfully smelt, in competition  with   American smelters, enough lead  ore to produce 50 or more tons per day  of bullion, a refinery will  be built, but  to attempt to operate one on the present  low tonnage would only actasa burden  on the lead  smelting" industry.   Consequently for the present,  bullion produced   in   Canada   can   be   far    more  cheaply refined m the United States in  bond, and the resulting lead sold in the  English market.  "There is at present a duty of 15 per  cent, on pig lead from the United  States, and 15 per cent., less a differential of 25 per cent., on pig iron lead  from England. Most of the pig lead  consumed in Canada, therefore, comes  from England, and a Canadian smelter  is forced to sell its lead in England,  and probably exactly the same lead is  shipped back into Canada. This makes  lea-'-smelting in Canada very difficult,  and no amount of encouragement by  the Government in the form of bounties  can remedy this difficulty.  "It is evident that a Canadian smelter or producer should receive the Government's support in the matter of  giving him the benefit of the Canadian  market, which is higher than the English market, but not quite so high as  the United States market. This" can  easily be done by simply allowing the  pig lead resulting from the refiniiig in  bond in the United States of Canadian  bullion, back into Canada, free of the  Canadian duty of 15 per cent, it is  true, the Canadian market is small,  there being but 3,000 tons of pig lead  consumed annually, but the Slocan  miner of lead ores, and the Canadian  smelter, should have the benefit of their  own small Canadian market rather than  be forced to ship the pig lead to England, back to Canada, and then pav 15  per cent, duty, less 25 per cent, perfer- j  ential, upon his own lead, which actual- j  ly originated in Canada  . "The largest use for lead is iu connection with the manufacture of dry  white lead, red and orange, and litharge. The duties upon the above range  from nothing to live per cent , and they  are consequently al' imported and  amount to 6,500 tons per year. All the  above would and could be manufactured in Eastern Canada were duties made  about as follows" Dry white lead, raised from 5 per cent, to 20 per cent.; white  lead, ground in oil, raised from 25 per  cent, to 80 per cent.; red lead raised  from 5 per cent, to 20 per cent.; lith  arge, raised from free to 20 per cent.  objection to overhand work is "the great  danger from falling rock and the liability to guard against it.   These upraises  or   winzes  serve  several purposes of  ventilation,   sub-division   of the vein,  and, when   mining*  operations are begun,   the   upraise   is    timbered    and  becomes a chute for the delivery of the  ore.   In the overhand method of working out a   vein, after the levels  have  keen driven and the vein blocked out  by the upraises into blocks of 150 feet  iii length and the width   of the  vein,  then tne workable blocks of vein matter  are stoped from the upraise both ways  for r distance of 75 feet.    The miners  begin at the upraise and break away a  slice as wide, as the vein and fi or 7. feet  high.    The ore is then picked over and j  delivered at the level below.    After a  slice has been removed, the mill hole is  timbered the height of the slice remov- ,       .,->���,  with close laid round logs of   about G ! APnl 29th :  inches in diameter.   One slice after an- | Prom sandon  other is removed until the upper level  is reached and the block is exhausted.  It is not uncommon in the working of  veins -whvfch  are entirely  pay dirt to  allow the broken ore to "gather inthe  waste space to such convenient height  as will give the miners a footii. ���*    The  excess is removed,  and  the accumulation is removed as soon as the stope  is exhausted.   The ore  which accumulates in the chute is drawn off as rapidly  as   circumstances   will    permit.     The  chute is never emptied, but is relieved  only of excess.   This plan prevents the  rolling of the ore down the chute, and  so prevents an excessive pulverization  of the ore.    As rich ore  is usually brittle, the loss induced by such pulverization would be great.  the Slocan alone could, I believe, more  than supply the Canadian demand for  lead, and attention would have to be  turned to the export market. The case  of silver is more simple owing to its  small bulk, and market could easily be  found abroad. If the agitation in favor  of a Canadian mint were to be successful, and were to be followed by the  prohibition of American money as" legal  tender, a limited home market would  also be created. At the present time  nearly half the silver (and all the gold)  in circulation in this Province is United  States currency.���Yours faithfully.  G. Noel Brown;, A.R,S.M.  SLOCAN    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994   tons.     January   1st,    1899,   to  Cash prizes and no wind  given to contestants in New  Denver  sports,  Queen's Daj  WlI^L WIPE  DON.VLJ) OFF THK  MAP.  Payne  Last Chance   Slocan Star...:..  Sapphire   Coin   Ajax    Sovereign   Reco..   Ivanhoe   Treasure Vault..  Trade Dollar....  Liberty Hill   From Three Forks  Idaho Mines ,  Queen Bess   Wild Goose   .Monitor.   From While water.  Whitewater   Jackson   Hell   Wei ling-ton   From McGnhAin.  Antoine   Kanibler   Dardanelles   Great Western ..  From New Denver.  IJiiSUll   Marion   From Silverton.  Fidelity.-.  ......  Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith   OoiHStoek -.   Week.  .    250  .      80  17  1S  Total.  ���1,101  l.tlGO  123  IS  12  ���10  20  ' 180  lli>  112  18  lifiO  1.1 Ml  Iii  -.'lio  si I  ���Hil)  .'Id  11  lo  1 !'f>  80 !  J8|  120  20  3  320  580  iill  120  Carloads  of Flour  and Feed  Notfor May 24th  only, but for all time and for  all people. You will find  the largest stock of Best  Flour and Breakfast Cereals  AT HOBEN'S  Specials in these lines offered  to patrons. Prices made a  matter of inducement to big  buyers in these lines���to  the mines and hotels anj'-  where in the Slocan.  Do not let this slip your  mind when you want a supply of Fresh, Sweet and  Juicv Ham and Bacon, or  Canned Goods of any kind,  that the best place to get it is  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  SANDON  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  unter Bros.   =^ROSSLAND  am tsros,  Wholesale   Wines, Liquors  and Cigars.  All orders by mail promptly attended to.  Total tons...  382        12,2112  Ca.n-uliaii  P:ici(ii-   Remove*   Its  Term m-.uk From Tit eve  Division  Word from Grand Forks states that  the Canadian Pacific road has been giving the "throw-down" to Donald, the  eastern terminus of tlie Pacific division.  By a recent edict of Sir William Van  Home, the railway mon learned that  within-a few weeks the work shops and  the. divisional point will be transferred  to Kevelstoke, a station 79 miles-further  west. As a result the town has already  become neaily depopulated. Donald  until a few weeks ago was a prosperous  and charmiiijcly situated village in the  shadow of the, Selkirks. For many  years it lias been an important supply  point for the mining country about it  and at the great bend of the Columbia  below.  There are two townsitesat, Revelstoke.  The old town is located on the banks of  the Columbia river, but the Canadian  Pacific laid out a new town at tlie railway station a mile away.  Tlie Golden Era in its last issue says  on the occasion of the recent visit of jMi*.  D'Arcy, claims agent of the Canadian  Pacific, to Donald, that everybody was  on tiptoe to learn the decision of the  company in regard to compensation to be  paid the residents of the town who  suffered damage by the action of the  company in removing the divisional and  work shop point from Donald. Mr.  D'Arcy met the leading residents of the  town and told them that the only thing  the Canadian Pacific could do for them  was to allow them transportation in  seeking new business sites and in transferring *dieir effects to new locations. No  cash compensation would be allowed.  The citizens expressed dissatisfaction  at the proposition, and said it was no  settlement at all. They contended that  the effect of Mr. D'Arcy's proposal was  tantamount to saying that the Canadian  Pacific accepted no responsibility for  their townsites, but might destroy a  townsite when they chose to remoye the  means of supporting it. The public thus  have no pledge of good faith from the  company in purchasing lots in their  townsites.  Mr. D'Arcy replied that the company  gave and would give no g-uaranty of support to any of their | townsites or of the  continuation of their operations there, if  it should at any time better meet the  economic working of the road to remove  to some other point.  Syo  Is now prepared to buy all  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AD DOMESTIC CIGARS  ^TOBACOOES,  PIPES, &Q.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  HOLESALE  SILVER-GOLD  Also all classes ot metallurgical products. Prompt settlement made on  day ot 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.  Established l��!).r).  E. M. SANDILANDS,  g. m. Mcdowell,  Manager.  Address���P. O. Drawer D.  O. M. Rosenclale, Purchasing Agt.  WE ARE GIVING SPECIAL  A    ENTION TO  SANOOX, n. c.  Mining; Stocks bought, and Sold.   General A.w.nt,  for Slocnii Properties. - -    Promising  -���Prospects ForS-ilc-.. ��� ���  The  Agents for B. C Sugar Refinery and Roval  City Planing Mills."  Nakusp,  Provides ample nnd pleasant accommodation lor the travel  Telegrams for  rooms  promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE,'        - - -       -   "' -  ing public.  Proprietor.  Jas. AL Patterson  Dealer in  ti i-oml'ort.-ible hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougaM.  Angrignon  Sent by mail for  OUR   LEAD    PRODUCT.  .sistent assuming*, the 15 per cent, duty  to remain on pig lead, as it should, excepting* that it should not be charged  on pig- lead coming- from Canadian bullion. But with the above, charge there  ���would be a demand for 10,000 tons of  Canadian pig lead per year the miner  of the Slocan would, receive more for  mining* their ore, and ore would be  mined" and smelted in Canada, which  can not profitably be handled to-day: a  refinery would soon follow; white lead  works," red lead and litharge works  would and could be profitably established in eastern Canada, and also the lead  smelting problem, so called, would be  solved without bounty, export duty, or  any of the foolish laws which have been  suggested Practically all the British  Columbia lead ores would be smelted  and refined in British Columbia, and  the resulting piv: lead would be sold in  eastern Canada, to be manufactured into  lead pipe, white lead, litharge, etc..  while the surplus would find a good  market in China and Japan.  '���There might be such   strong  nbjec-  letter appears in a  the B. C. Review, of  is of considerable in-  The followin1  recent issue of  London, which  terest:  Three Forks, B.C., March 27th, 1899.  I Sat,���Your correspondents, Messrs.  Heatley and Company, in a recent issue  of your paper, convey a somewhat false  impression aw to the bad smelting industry in British Columbia.  The two smelters now in the market  for lead ores in this Province have no  refinery, nor is there an institution of  the kind in Canada. Thus.they are  compelled to dispose of their unrefined  pig lead either in the. United States or  in' Europe. While the tariff of the  former country imposes a duty of U  cents per lb. on lead iii ore, the duty is  no less than 2i cents per lb. on lead in  to the States, they are fined jj cents per  Hi. on tlie lead they have smelted. This  is enough to counteract the difference  in freight rates  As a matter of fact, one at least of the  two ioral smelters, is,  I believe, dispos-  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.  NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY,  GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Dray ing. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  Stationery  ASLO hotel  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  and a complete line, of  �����a������'  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Virginia Blk,   Sandon.  Eyes tested and glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater, B.C.  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  **.*  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  rcii  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lilies. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry agent or���  G. U. GARRETT.  C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.  WM..STITT, Sen. S. S. Ag-t., Winnipeg*.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  J"OHX  .GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown, Plate and Bridge work.  Office. Broken Hill Blk.   Nelson.  All work Guaranteed.  Agent   for   the   famous Hamilton  Hampden Watches.  G, W. GRIMMETT,  Jeweller .aed Optic!aw,  Sancta,  WILSON  HOTEL  Notice to th  tion tn raising* duties mi white lead, red j 'lu'A'  lead, litharge, etc.. that it would he  useless tn attempt, tu have any change:  Inn. in* any event, the Government  should place ns in a position :-:o that we  could furnish the  rt.'MO tens of pin* lead  ictual demand.  England   then  Joe which   there is   an  without  shipping*  it   to  paving duty."  I'PIIAISK    OI!    WINZE.  upraising*  and   whizing  s  in   metal    mines,   the  ieape.1*  method, says the  Scientific   Press.    Gravity  removal   and   blasting- of  men will   upraise, from I  feet in hard   rock   in a   single shift  hole.   I.\-!  feet.    The. work is much  As between  between levc  former is the c  3\IiiiiMii* and  assists in tin  the ore  to i;  in a  '.VII  The.  easier on on the men. as they have no  ore to shove,!, while in the winze two  men with tiie aid of the two men at the  windlass, will only sink from 2 to 2h  feet in a shift in fair rock     The serious  of its unreliiied bullion in the  world's market, where the. price of lead  i> considerably lower than the g'ross  price in the States The price, of lead  in London on I'cbruary 24*di was ��'1-1  per long' ton. while that paid by the  American Mitelters on the, same date  ; was $1 '2<i per It)1) 11).. or ��12 9s. 'id. and  i to ' anadian smelters of ��9 lls.Sd. per  ton. It will be seen, therefore, that if  ; the smellers on this side, of tlie boimd-  i ary line pay the American price, they  I an- compelled to charge the. mines with  > the American duty.  While reciprocity in this matter would  ��� be of g-reat   assistance  to   the mines in  I this district, a total removal of the duty  ! on lead in ore and  bullion would  be of ,  j comparatively   little  use  to  us, as the. |  j artificially high price of the metal would  i soon fall,  and correspond  more or less .  ' closely with that of the London market, j  If reciprocity is  found  to be impossible of attainment,  an  effort will doubt-I  less be made sooner or later to establish |  a Canadian   refinery,  and to develop a !  market in the Dominion.    The mines of i  Headquarters tor  Mininy  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City Proprietors  Call  Has removed from   his old stand in  The Slocan News Co. building*.  to   next   door   to  /  Donaldson's Drug Store,  SANDON.  BRACELETS,  SKIRT PINS, AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS.  Flee Watch Repairing Oiaaramiteed  Send by Mail or Expresi  OOV1  Nelson,  >=>C,


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