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The Ledge May 11, 1899

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 L--i  ' f /  'I  Volume VI.   No.  32.  NEW DENVER, B. C, FAY 11, .1899.  Price, 82 00 Year  ijOCAT,   chit-chat. Ue will give  careful   attention to all or  ders placed with  him for wood, ice, and  general teaming.  W. S. Drewry  has  returned from the  coast.  The lake ia rising  steadily several inches a day.  The snow on   the hills  is going lively  these days.  A tinsmith would find a good stand in  New Denver.  T. J. Lendrum has  returned from his  ���southern tour.  "Jick" Cochrane  abode in Nelson.  has   taken   up   his  There is an opening here for a promising young lawyer.  The citizens would like to hear the  'band in an open-air concert.  The general advertising is out for the  Queen'8 birthday celebration.  Geo. Aylwin is making arrangements  io re-open his hotel at Aylwin.  Considerable debris has fallen in on  the wagon road to Three Forks.  New Denver has challenged Silverton  to play football here on Saturday.  Al Slee, late of the Kaslo Kootenaian,  has gone to Yellowstone, Montana.  Ed Atherton came down from Sandon  ���on Monday to see what summer looks  like.  Several carloads of hay and feed have  anived in town during the past few  days.  The sidewalks of the town should be  repaired and put into good shape for the  24th.  The government has granted $150 for  -cleaning up the reserve round the record  office.  Every citizen and business man should  have his place decorated for the big celebration.  Rev, Mr. Cropp, of Golden, preached  in the Methodist church, last Sunday  evening.  There will be several new dining rooms  opened on the 24th to accommodate the  big crowds.  Constable Forbes has been moved from  Three Forks to New Denver, This is as  it should be.  A new scavenger has been engaged to  continue the sanitary farce obtaining in  New Denver.  J. A. Macdonald, formerly of the California mine, bus opened an ice cream  parlor in Nelson.  C. F. Nelson left on Sunday to attend  tbe grand lodge meeting of the Knights  of J.-'ythias, at Victoria.  The Comique will open again at Sandon next week. The sunless city is  bound to be wide open.  An liotelkeeper in Nanaimo was recently fined $75 and costs for allowing a  black jack game in the house.  Major Allen has again taken charge  of the ticker at the U.P.Ii. office, after  several weeks' absence in Robson.  An effort is being made to have a post-  office established at Enterprise, the coming town at the mouth of Ten Mile.  The lawn tennis club met on Friday  night and re-organized for the season.  The court has been put into good condition.  \V. )'. Evans, for two years or more  employed on Tee Lkook, has accepted  a position on the Kootenaian, Kaslo, as  editor.  R. M. Covington was in town on Monday. Bob is anxious for a boat race on  the 24th of May, either for glory or  money.  Poupore & McVeigh have moved all  their horses from Nakusp to Nelson,  They will use the stock in the Lardo this  summer.  Dr. Brouse is putting his lawn tennis  court in excellent shape, and it is the intention of the local club to make this one  of the side attractions on May 24th.  Next Sunday the new church of Saint  Stephen's will be opened with great  eclat. Several outside clergymen will  be present, and efforts are being made to  make the affair a memorable one.  A small appropriation has been received from the. government to put the  reserve in presentable condition, and a  small army of men commenced the job  Tuesday. Several teams of horses are  employed,and it is the intention to clean  the grounds of stumps, stones anddebiis  and then plow and harrow it and plant  it with grass seed.  StOCAN   MINERAL    FLOAT.  the Slocan mines are to be kept, in oper-j not seem to care whether the world  ation, is for the mine owners and mine |' knows anything- about them or not  workers to get together and come to some j One man  whose  tongue  we succeeded  definite  understanding as  to the wages  to be paid for the short day labor.  The mine managers operating in the  neighborhood of Nelson met on'Friday,  and decided that they would pay miners  three doilas for a day of eight hours.  The meeting.is. said to have been attended by every mine manager in Nelson, so the decision may be accepted as  final so far as the mine managers are  concerned, for if the 'miners (io not accept the wages offered the mines are to  be shut down. The Nelson Tribunedoes  not consider the action taken as final, by  any means, and rightly says there are  two sides to every question. The miners,  through their representatives, are as  fairly  entitled   to   meet   behind closed  There is every prospect of a boom on  Ten Mile this season.  Two men are at present working on  the Mabou, Ten Mile.  J. C. Ryan, formerly of the Antoine,is  in East Saginaw, Mich.  Nelson's Football Team will  positively meet the New  Denver Football Team at  New   Denver,  Queen's Day-  Biggest event in the history  of the Slocan will be the celebration at New Denver on  May 24th.   Come and see us  doors and declare that they will not work  for less than $3.50 a day, as the mine  managers have to meet and declare that  they will only pay $3 a day. What the  fair mine managers should insist on is a  conference with the sensible miners. A  rate of wages could be agreed on at such  a conference, and the chances are there  would be no difficulty in carrying out  any agreement so made.  A VISITOR OF IMPORTANCE.  in loosening just a little bit, said in  whisper, after very cautiously looking  about him: "Well, they, are making  barrels of money anyway. They cannot fill one-half of the orders that they  are receiving, and they are awfully  afraid that some slick person will get  on-to their little secret and set up another factory."  Two years ago there was nothing  here but a telegraph office and two or  three box houses. A short railway,  known as the Alligator branch, started  at this point and ran through the Brazos  bottom to Navasota.' This was a lazy,  slow, creeping* thing. ' The cannon ball  'would stop to take on or let off a fisherman or   hunter at any point in the  All the events advertised to  come off at New Denver at  the approaching celebration  will positively   take   place  ���SBS3S8SSS SS SS SSaSSS83SS83S3&  Some of the Payne ore is now.being  shipped to Great Falls.  New hoisting machinery is to be in  stalled on the Arlington.  The Mollie Hughes will ship a carload  of ore to the Nelson sampler.  Good ore is being brought into town  from claims on Goat mountain.  An English company is negotiating  for the Bondholder group, on Ten Mile  creek.  The Enterprise will not commence  operations until the eight-hour question  is settled.  The Arlington will start up with ten  men, and their number will be gradually  increased.  The eight-hour trouble has prevented  much capital coining into the camp for  investment.  YV. C. E. Koch has the contract for  hauling supplies to the Enterprise under  the new management.  H C. Oswald, a director of tbe Northwest Mining Syndicate, Ltd., accom-.  panied by Mrs. Oswald, arrived in town  on Monday evening, on a., visit to Mr.  and Mrs. W H.. Sandiford. Mi\ Oswald,  visited and inspected the Bosun mine  on Tuesday, and warmly congratulated  Mr. Sandiford on the condition of the  mine, the results that have already  been obtained, and the prospects for the  future. Both Mr. and Mrs. Oswald are  delighted with New Denver, and are  pleased that the headquarters of the  company are located in such a convenient and pretty place. We wish in the  name of the foVn and district to extend  to them a hearty welcome. Their stay  here will extend to several weeks.  Consultations   will   be   held   between  woods. Whenever a deer or a flock of  turkeys crossed the track the engineer  reached for his Winchester and the fireman stopped the train under the shade  of the first tree. Conductor and passengers joined in the sport, which frequently ended in the slaughter of a fat  buck."  ���Commercial travelers and others always spOke of the Alligator braneh and  Somerville in a vein of humor. A well-  known negro porter on the G. C. & S.  F; express, who called the names of the  stations, often threw the passengers of  the whole train into convulsions of uproarious laughter by his humorous description of Somerville and the Alligator^ branch. In aeep, tragic tones he  would roar, "The next station is the  world-renowned city of Somerville,  founded by Dad arid Billdad���population 49,480���one yoke of oxen���Blizzard  Pete���a crippled negro and a yellow  boy���change cars for Allan Farm, Jerusalem, Secunderabad, Hongkong,Kar-  toun, Klondike and Navasota."  Eastern tourists would listen to this  in amazement, and when the locomotive whistled for the little station in the  woods, they would look through the  swaying moss at the little box telegraph  office, doubtless supposing that the big  city was just round "the curve  Everything has been changed as if by  Nelson's Lacrosse team will-  positively play a match game  A meeting of the citizens of New Denver was held last Saturday night,, in tbe  K. of P. hall, to hear,., the report of the  executive committee having in charge  the celebration of the 24th of May. Tbe  meeting was well attended, and a great  deal of enthusiasm was engendered into  it by the excellent report of the committee, showing the unprecedented success  it had met with in securing for that day-  all the big sporting events that are to be  held in Kootenay.  Communications and agreements were  read from the Nelson and Rossland hose  reel teams, the Nelson and Sandon baseball teams, and the Nelson lacrosse and  football teams, showing tbat the committee had positively secured all of these  important .sport-making aggregations,  and proving beyond the shadow of a  doubt that New Denver will have the  only big sporting events of the day.  The difficulty that tbe committee met  with in securing the co-operation of Nelson, Rossland and Sandon is generally  well known, and the marked snecess  that has been accorded the efforts of the  several committeemen is something of  which they may justly pride themselves.  Never has a committee met with more  eluded in those of Nelson; and the returns from the outports of Trail and  Sheep Creek are included of those of  Rossland:  ni.:lson.  Imports���  Dutiable   Free   Total   Duty collected..  Exports���  The mine���coke,  '2 tons   ore, 301 tons.  Value  S 32,745  O    1,^2,  8 3-1,587  ���"���0,743 74  Value  s n mo  18,100  Total, the mine    S 18,46(>  The forest  5n  A nlmals and their produce  C<��  Agricultural products  55  Manufactures      2,G2G  Total exports '...' 821,263  ROSSLAND.  Imports��� Value  Dutiable   Free   $47,609  6,997  Total    *54 60f*  Duty collected.  $13,023 95  Exports��� Value  Ore; ���   t!28,817  Strike on the Home Bun.  Sandon ;s Baseball Team, will  positively  meet- the  Nelson  Baseball Team at New Den-] with New Denver during the  ver celebration, Queen's Day | big celebration  of May 24th  Nelson's crack Hose-reel team  will positively race the crack  team of Rossland at New  Denver, May Twenty-fourth  opposition���and this from a source that,  in view of past circumstances, ought to  have given at least their good will. But  the committeemen were more than able  to cope with the malcontents, with the  result, as before stated, that they have  secured for New Denver more than at  first they deemed possible, and enough  to make the Slocan Lake Jubilee one  long to be remembered with pride by  the citizens and glory to the name of  New Denver. The committee has not  been rash in making statements. Indeed, it was not known what the committeemen 'were doing until it had been  done, and. as a result of their businesslike method of doing things they have ��  not had to retract any statement made  and have never taken  a backward step.  The report of the secretary of the executive committee showed that they bad  managed to secure for  Mav 24th all  the  An important strike was made on the  Home Run group last Friday, by JameB  Moran and' Chas. Greenley, the owners.  In running an open cut to apply on the  annual assessment work, a strong quartz  ledge was uncovered, from 10 to 12 feet  across, carrying eight and ten inch  stringers of grey copper ore, the crop-  pings from wnich assayed 193 and 172  ozs. silver.  The. Home Run group embraces three  claims, They are .located.'..east...of',the  Mountain Chief, and of about the same  altitude. Last spring and summer several weeks work . was put upon the properties in sluicing for the lead, but all  this work accomplished nothing.  Since the strike has been made, it ia  the intantion of the owners to push  work steadily with as large a force of  men as can be conveniently worked.  The Turner Dismissal Again.  manager am  lirector, plans laid for the  ! main attractions of the Kootenays. First  the hose-reel race was  assured, and the  An Ottawa despatch states there will  likely be a revival.'of the incidents connected with the dismissal of the Turner  government by Lieut.-Gov. Mclnnes.  Col. Prior has secured the passage Af au  order of the house, calling for copies of  all correspondence in connection with  the dismissal of the late government, as  well as the petition of the members of  tbe Turner administration praying for  tbe appointment of a commission of en-  Tom Collins is on the road to fortune.  He owns several nickel mines in Nelson,  and the eight-hour law does not affect  them.  going  up  to  the  Arlington,   Ohio, and  other claims.  the!  e ex-;  magic  they at once be^an to dig'" vats and put  up houses it did not take them long-  to gel: their big* factory in operation,  and then they furnished employment to j  an army of mechanics and laborers.  Throe hundred dwelling houses .sprang  m,        .   .        ,    .    , ���       , ,-     Heatlev & C(>, London, dbiriii' business! into existence in a  few'months.    Long  There is two  feet ot snow vet on the ; .lU nve*.  t!u,  -world, find  this  i.s  bv no! railroad   switches    and    innumerable  Springer creek trail, preventing supplies |in(,ans the  first  time  he. has inspected \ tram   lines  were  constructed into  the  mines  managed  by   Mr.  Sandiford  in ! forests.   They paid good wages and of-  other and distant parts of the globe.       I fered liberal inducements  for people to  _ .  j j^tti^ jn ui10 town.   They were clever.  By the arrival of a carload of potatoes  in town last week, a serious famine was  relieved. They are quoted at three  cents per pound.  No service Avill be held  in the  Presbyterian church  on Sunday,   as everybody wishes to be at the opening of St.  Stephen's church.  That portion of the government reserve fronting the St. James Hotel has  been plowed up and levelled off, presenting   a   neat   appearance.  A cemetery is to be laid out near Sandon. In some parts of the world a town  like Sandon would have had many private graveyards long before this time of  day.  John Daly, accountant at the Payne,  is visiting Portland by the sea, on the  west side of the continent. Laughter  has become epidemic since John struck  that town.  P. A. Munroe has leased the drayage  and livery business  from  J.   C. Harm.  W. W. Warner made a big strike on  Argenta claim, of the Madison group,  last week. Assavs give an aggregate  value, of $313 to the ton.  W. F. DuBois, the new manager at the  Arlington, was in town this week. He  aays operations will commence in two  weeks, so soon as the snow gets off the  trail.  An inch of clean ore came into the  breast of the Neglected tunnel Tuesday.  It runs from top to bottom and gives  every indication of permanency, with  the likelihood of widening.  The owners of the Capella group, Boat  mountain, are pushing work on the Turns, one of the claims, and are taking out  ore of immense value, which is being  sacked as it comes from the ledge. Late  sampling assays average 373 ounces in  silver.  future working of the company  operations of which will no doubt'  tended in the district, which has already derived so much bencht from the  working of the Bosun. Mr. (.'su-ald. is a  lartiier in the old and respected iirm of  The creosote, people came, and | committee, presented the following rules | qmi;\\    The general impression at Ottawa hi ch are to govern the race, and which    "  are signed by tiie captains of the Nelson  and Rossland teams:  "Purse, $300, first prize Distance,  200 yards. Each competing team shall  consist of not more than 12 men and a  captain. All carts must be of the same  weight. Either ropes or harness may  be used. Competing teams to start by  pistol shot, with hubs of carts on starting  line. The first cart over finish line shall  lie  declared  winner.    The  starter  and  making wood hardkr than fron h1ut they  felt  their  flesh  quiver when! judges of the race shall be selected by a    I they rcitd, posted up on the trees such I committee of one from each competing  \t Somerville, Texas, a,  place on the   notices   as   **Fools who ask questions   team."  will be shot,' "Theremains of scientific  investigators who have tasted or bathed  in the liquid will not  hold together for  The assurance wa? also given of the  match game ot baseball between tiie  Sandon  and Nelson  teams.    Also   of a  mam  Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe railway,  about 140 miles west of Galveston, an  interesting, mysterious, gigantic, and  evidently profitable enterprise has just  been inaugurated. Drawing our conclusions from the'big factory, the colossal vats, endless piles of timber, long  trains of train cars, the arm vol" laborers                _ ..._,.  and the terrible odor  that pervades the! t��nl a tower 150 feet high, purchased  a j would be fast enough to satisfy the swift  town and countv  for  miles, there, cer- j powerful engine and pumped the water | est.    Also   a   single   or   double-handed  from this lake to their factory through] drilling contest will be pulled off.    Good  nurses are   put   up   for  each   and everv  wa is that W. W. Mclnnes is pretty well  mixed up in the matter through interviews with an emissary of the Tate government, which took place at Duncan  station.  Will Start Up Within a Month.  shipment," "Labor  for all,  but tramps- lacrosse match between New Denver and  are kindly advised not to let the sun go j Xelson,  and  a  football  game  between  down on them in Somerville." j the crack  teams of  these cities.   These  Bin* lake, a  magnificent sheet of wa-; 'our  events  were   given   as   the  ter, was located about four miles away.  The enterprising creosote people wanted the water of the lake, and thev e.re.c-  drawing cards, and it was promised by  the committee that, other field aud  aquatic sports  would  be arranged that  The Slocan  Ore Purchasing Company  of Nelson is  now  making good progress  with the erection of its buildings for ore  sampling.    Nearly all   the  lumber is on  the ground and  the  work of laying the  floor has commenced. The contractor  announces that the building will be completed and the machinery installed and  I ready for crushing on June June 5th-  So soon as the company is prepared to  accept delivery of ore it will commence  operations, there being ore sufficient  awaiting shipment to keep the sampler  going for several weeks.  Charged  With   I'erjur.r.  Tom Mitchell lias gone to Wardner to  confer with the manager of the  Bunker  Hill and Sullivan in regard to rebuilding! use it a  the mill recently  destroyed  by   strikers:  with dynamite.    He will return in a few j  tainly must be enough creosote manufactured here to cure all the aching  teeth iu the world. These people, however, are not engaged in producing this  peculiar liquid to be put in little vials  and to be sold over the prescriotion  counter by the drop. It pours from tho  factory in great dark streams, and th  an eight-inch pine. j. nurses are  pur.  u\  ,..',,.,! ,. ,   ,    ,.     ., | event���good enoiurh to eiuraga the atten-  Not al! nt the ingredients of thehquid   tion of tluj  1)est  sp0|.Linii~ teams atrainst  used in preserving timber are. mil nn ac-1 all |ou,i-,nouthed opposition.  tured    here.     Tram loads ot   stuff that |     The   committee   reported   that  oi the stuff, and  own rivers  anil   lak  right here.  The officials on the ground are appar  ently   men-of  very   limited  colloquia  looks like  glue  is  transported  to  this  place  from   some unknown  quarter of  l'y. ! the globe.  Thev  claim,  and  scientific  investigators who have   thoroughly examined the subject saw that thev make  iad  days to commence work on the Ruth mill J powers, and few of" them recognize the  at Sandon.  presence oi   strangers  further than by,  a glance and a nod of the head or a jerk I  of the thumb towards a sign which says:  ,, ���       . ..,  . , ''No Admittance.'"   Tlie air of  mvsterv  Queen * racUon.a^alena rarmjKopertv . that |H,rv;I(I(,s th(. ,,lac(. U,,[ !l>; t,(Vniak"e!  which   de  committee  funds wen* needed to meet the demands  of the celebration, and more ttian half of  the additional sum was raised on the  spot, and the day following the subscriptions exceeded the amount, asked for.  Whatever sum the committee finds is  leen i necessary will be forthcoming to make  'llu*Uhe   Slocan   Lake  Jubilee   the  greatest  i  Some excellent galena ore is shown in [  town from a strike made Tuesdav on the |  owned by David Matheson, J. Lind ami  C E. Strickland. The strike was made  in a small open cut, on what is believed  to be the Noondav lead.  some nivestigat'ioii'-  vcloped  WII.I. ENFOHOK THK LAW.  Eight Hours to  Constitute a Day's Work  Uiulei- Ground.  After thoroughly canvassing the situation, and hearing representatives of  both sides of the controversy,the government has given out its decision te enforce the lately enacted  eight-hour law,  the fact that The stuff which is produced! traded from   the wood     Alter this the.  wood more durable than iron.  Rai  ties  and    bridge   timbers   have  treated   at   the Somerville  works  transform,-.! into  a hard substance that; event U1 t|u. ilistorv of t'lt. Slocan.  defies the teeth of  insects, time and the*     The Hevt,rai committees have been ap-  action or the elements. ; pointed by the executive committee and  There everv particle of sap, moisture! i'-1 t!>e work attaching to the celebration  and everv other foreign element is  ex- j '�� now in the proper  bands,     rollowing:  "    ' ' ...    ��� are tl'.d-chairmen of the committees.who ���  A perjury case was heard before Magistrate Sproat, on Monday, from Three  Forks. The complaint was laid by Wm,  Uarvey against Olson Ostby, charging  more j rhe latter with perjury, alleging that  ()stby testified at the trial of Garvey held  on April 20, when lie (Garvey) waa on  trial for committing an assault, on April  24; tbat lie (Ostby) was present and saw  tbe assault, whereas Garvey alleged he  was not present. The case occupied the  greater part of the day. and ai the conclusion Ostby was held for trial before  the spring assizes at Nelson on May 30.  and used here i.s manufactured by a.  secret process, only known to 'the  chemists in the employ of the company.  Everybody calls it creosote, but nobody  on the outside knows what it is. The  company has been in existence a little  more than a year, and, judging from  the big* buildings they are continually  constructing the constant arrival of  men and costly machinery,the ceaseless  augmentation' of their  force of laborers  ties are treated with the chemical liq  uid. which smells so like creosote, ami  when again brought on the track their  value has been greatly increased The  people confidently believe 'that such  timbers will last for thousands of years.  They have six of these great vats, 100  feet in length, in constant operation.  The company is just now doing a rapidly increasing business with the republic of Mexico. They are shipping  vast quantities of  their  timbers as far  i are empowered to call others to their assistance :���Transportation, A. Sproat;  baseball, G. Long; lacrosse, II. J.Robie;  football, \V. ii. Gibbs; program and advertising,   H.M.Walker;  grounds   and j of many prospectors.    Several represen-  WIiil<- ���fJroim- Mountain.  The rise in copper should bring White  Grouse Mountain district to the front.  It has been held back by the want of  trails and the want of energy on the part  grand   stand,  W. H. Gibbs.  A.   McGillivrav;    finance, j  CuHtom  House Return?  and skilled mechanics and the   enor  lnous growth of the business, it must be' west as the  Pacific coast of Mexico, to  a   very profitable    enterprise.      it   is ; be used in the construction of wharves  known as  the  Texas Lumber, Tie and j and   lighthouses   and    piers   and   sea  and now all that remains to  be done, if I Timber Preservation   Co.. but  thev do I walls.  The following are the returns of tbe  Nelson and Rossland custom houses for  the month of April, as given in the Nelson Tribune. The returns from the  outports of Waneta and Rykert's are in-  tatives of English capital are becoming  interested in that locality, and it is quite  likely there will be some stir this summer. John A. Gibson has closed a deal  with Hugh Sutherland giving him a  working bond upon 14 claims in the Copper King and Storm King groups. Toronto capital will work and $50,000 will  be spent in development before the bond  expires. These properties are all liable  to become great producers. THE LEDGE, NE^ DJfJSVER, B.C., MAY 11, 1899.  Sixth Tear  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday. ���: -.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months   Six "   Twelve '��� "   Three years     Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  serrion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  ��� .*o  1.25  2.00  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude.   Get your copy in while it  s hot. and we will do the rest  A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  f BURSDAY,   MAY 11. 1899.  AMONG    THK   TKXDEKFEKT.  If I am not mistaken, eastern women to a large extent prefer western  men instead of the domestic article  they have in abundance round home.  This is owing to the romantic vein  that permeates the gentler sex. They  are always looking for some idol,  some hero, upon whom they can lavish their affections. Instead of loving some nice, quiet fellow, who will  always be up on time to light the fire  in the morning, their soul goes out  to the man of adventure. They are  not all this way, but the greater majority are.  Writing the above brings an inci  dent to my mind that is worth relat  ing. 1 attended an eastern concert  in company with an old friend of  mine, whom I will call Billy. He  was a handsome fellow and had lived  the pace that kills in many a western  town. As Billy and I took our seats,  I noticed that we were almost surrounded by women and I shuddered,  while Billy was evidently ill at ease.  Suddenly when the performance was  half over, the lights went out. Almost immediately I felt a soft arm  steal round my neck. I jumped to  my feet and ran (or the police. I  could hear Billy struggling as I whizzed past him. In a short time 1 returned with 'help,but the performance  was ag-ain in progress,and,everything  seemed calm, except Billy..' He was  terribly agitated and said three or  four women had kissed him. I told  him of my narrow escape, and then  with the police we-left the hall. Although the case was investigated for  several days, we could find no trace  of the fair perpetrators of this great  crime. Billy left for Ottawa to see  Charlton about it, and I have never  seen him since  The tenderfeet are yery fond of  cheap information, and they asked  me questions until some times I felt  like telling them to go to the place  where ice is only known in memory.  I. restrained myself, however, and  gave away over $100, COO worth of  advice and information. While doing this I took m $9 cash, which  leaves me $99,991 loser. I am sorry  I lost so much. I have nearly all of  Nelson coming here on the 24th, and  the above amount would have been  just about enough to entertain them.  They come high since their dreams  are principally about street cars.  ,1 was the means of starting several  young men west to seek their for-  tnnes Most of them thought I was a  millionaire, and this idea fired their  imagination until they tore themselves away and hied them to the  west where so many millions are in  sight. I am pleased to say that I am  not a millionaire. I do not want so  much money. I occasionally get  three or four dollars, and from the  trouble it causes me, I can easily see  how the trouble would widen out if I j  had a cool million.  I might, if I had a million dollars,  be   tempted    to get   up   a   24th   of  .May celebration at Rosebery. I could  also lend Silverton  a  few dollars  to  help them out  in  case they go short  on prize money.    New Denver being  a rich  town,   would not require any  assistance.    With  a  million   I could  run this paper for fun and say what  I liked about,  the   natives.    If I am  not careful now some  idiot will stop  his paper and   put  me on  tlie train!  that, carries bacon.    While  I do not j  want a million, I  would like to have I  some  money  to  buy  red   lemonade \  with on  Queen   Vic's birthday.    My  country cousins from Four Mile and  other places will be in town that day  and I want to see that they are not  kept dry.    For this reason my back  ward   subscribers  will  please settle  up-   KIGHT     HO I'll    LAW.  ers have no trouble over the rate of  wages. If they do, and the mines  shutdown, it means a plentiful supply of ruin to the mining districts.  Eight hours is long enough to work  underground. How much it is worth  we do not know. We would not take  less than $10 a shift, but then we  never pounded a drill in any kind of  a mine. Some of the miners would  not take $iO, a shift, and work at our  job. Still we occasionally work 18  hours' shifts, and sometimes get less  than $3.50 for it. While the eight  hour law is a srood one, it interferes  with the freedom of the people. When  a government makes it an offence  punishable with a fine to work longer  than eight hours at a certain job, they  are treading upon the liberties of  of their constituents. Why not limit  everything else and dictate to us  what we shall do with the other 16  hours? Why not pass a law making  it an offence to eat or sleep longer  than eight hours at a shift? After  June 12 it will be decidedly wrong to  work longer than eight hours underground. Above ground the miner  can work, make garden, cut wood,  drink boozerino, play, sluff, or anything else for the other 16 hours, and  there is no fine attached. If the law  limits the hours when a miner is on  shift, they ought to limit him when  he is off shift. One thing is about as  reasonable as tlie other. For the  welfare of the Slocan we hope there  will be no trouble over this law that  has been thrust upon us like a gift  that was not desired.  A   WOMAN'S  HAND.  The dawn grew golden in the east.  The dancing and the music ceased.  The world, and the world of men. awoke  and then tne guest who tarried spoke.  And as he spoke he took her hand  In his (he could not understand)  And held it, tiny, white and slim,  While she iu silence gazed at him.  "Soft little, bird-like thing,  Mai' time or toil," he murmured, "bring  No line to thee, poor girlish hand!"  (Oh, he could never understand.)  Then she, with one strange wistful look,  Drew buck the hand he idly took  And, smiling, hid it from bis gaze  While he bowed low and went his ways.  The little hand remained the same  Soft, birdlike thing, and no toil came  To take its tenderness away  Nor steal its beauty day by'day.  For in the world its only task  Was but to press a wayward heart  (Ah, little hand, so white and slim!)  That ached with allher love for him.  ���Arthur J. Stringer  Census Making in Alaska.  THK    FLIGHT    OF    TIME.  Time is very energetic. It never  stops and a few years of it will show  many changes in some localities.  Look at Nelson for instance. Not  long ago a man was lucky if he could  ride through the town on a mule,and  now they are talking, about street  cars. Not long ago most of the ladies  ^carried their money in their stockings, but now several banks hold  the wealth. Not lone: ago there  was no butter in the town, but how it  is on every table. Not long ago John  Houston .edited a little weekly paper  that he distributed ai'ound town himself.- Now he edits a morning daily  and has plenty to eat. Not long ago  Tom Ward melted glue in tlie Glue-  put. Now he is in the insurance business and the sunshine of prosperity is  ever around him. Not long ago many  of the people were broke; now they-  belong to the 400 and drink S.&S. out  of long glawses, don't cher know!  Not long ago New Denver was two  days from Nelson, but now it is only  four hours. Not long ago Nelson said  they would all be in New Denver on  the 24th, and now we are waiting for  them to come along. Not long ago  we owned a white elephant in Nelson,  but now it, is white no more.  The difficulties of making* a census of  Alaska are greater than at first might  appear. The area of the country is  580,000 square miles and the condition  of the country is such that communication between'the various parts is practically cut off during* a considerable  portion of the year. Alaska is twice  the size of Texas, and larger than England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Holland, France and Belgium put together.  Various languages ' are spoken, and  various dialects of each language are in  use among' the Indians, and, moreover,  a considerable portion of the population  of Alaska is of a shifting character,  making any enumeration not taken  simultaneously throughout the whole  territory uncertain and misleading.  Moreover, the climate of Alaska is such  as to hold out very little inducement  for enumerators, except.those of a sensationally adventurous turn. The extremes of heat and cold in Fort Yukon  are shown by the official records of 110  degrees in tlie shade in the summer and  68 degrees below zero in winter.  Stay at Home, Boys.  It is gratifying to Canadians to note  the great difference a few years have  made in the relative prosperity of this  country and the United States. Certainly it is Canada's growing time.  From coast to coast of the Dominion  the people are confident, hopeful and  self-reliant. The exodus across the  border, except from Quebec, has ceased  and, instead, our young men are finding* em ployrnent and a pi ospect for fortune within the borders of their own  land. The tide, in fact, has turned,  and many people from the United States  are setting then* faces towards this new  star, of hope, and liberty which has  arisen in the earth.  "Will Sue The (Jovernmeufr.-  > Messrs* Mackenzie and Mann have,  been in Ottawa for several days. They  have a number of projects in hand, but  it is said their chief business is to formulate their claim against the Government for expenditure incurred iii connection with the unfortunate Yukon  railway deal of last year. It is said by  those that know that the amount of the  damages to be claimed by them will not  be far short of $250,000 ' The amount of  the recent decisions against them in the  courts of ��70,000. due the Alberta Railway and Coal Company for rails supplied, will be one of the items of the bill  of particulars which the government  will be asked to pay.  Coming to Canada.  The use of dynamite as a factor in  strikes is becoming a fad. The latest  exhibition of the fact was in Duluth,  where some strikers blew up several!  streetcars. This is an age of pro-'  gress. One hundred years ago such  a thing was impossible.  The United States is a- wonderful  country. In Idaho negro sol iers are  rounding up strikers at the point of  the bayonet. In Georgia some of the  white folks are rounding up negroes  and elevating them so that their feet  cannot touch the ground. Just now  Canada is God's country.  Mr. Tarte Says Thoy are  'Big Fools."  British Board of Trade emigration  returns for the lirst three months of the  current year are very flattering to the  Dominion. The iiumberof people leaving the United Kingdom's ports for  Canada show an increase of 21. per cent,  over the corresponding period of 189S.  while emigration returns to the United  States for the same period show a decrease of 15 per cent ; and that of other  British colonies; including South Africa,  has practicallv remained stationary or  shows a slight falling off.  Make a Thorough -fob of Jt.  Mi*. McMullen said before the party  got in:  "I believe we could reduce the expenditure of this country by five or six  millions of dollars if the government  went onlv ready and willing to consent  to it."  Sir Wilfrid Laurier put the case thus  to a Toronto audience:  ''The Conservatives say to us. 'if you  were to come to  power you would not  be able to reduce the expenditure and  practice  economy '    1  do   not   believe  that would be a difficult task.    It would  not be difficult to economize one, two or  three millions.    Mr.   Mills declared  to  his constituents  the  other day that it  would be quite possible to diminish the  expenditures by fully four  millions annually."  Sir Richard Cartwright observed:  '*! say it is a disgrace and a shame to  the government that has been entrusted  with our affairs that they comedown to !  us and ask for au  expenditure of 838.- j  000.000 a  year   for Federal   purposes.'  Sir, the thing is utterly unjustifiable.   I  have said before, and I  repeat  it, that  S3S,0f��X),000 in my judgment a monstrous  sum for this people to be called upon to  provide."  Now the Fielding estimates are down  for next year as follows���instalment  No. !:  On   consolidated    fund    account        - SU,5'J8.'298  On capital account        -       -     4,758,2('2  A recent issue of the Superior, Wis.,  Citizen contains the following* ehurch  notice:���"Next Sunday the morninp  service will be held inthe East End,and  the afternoon services at the West  End. Children will be baptized at both  ends." _         The man who procrastinates struggles  with ruin.���Hesiod.  AND  Sponges  Stop at Nelson's Drag and  Book Store and see them.  We won't charge you  more than   After June 12th it will be against  the law of British Columbia to work  more than  eight  hours at one shift  Total - - - 810,286,550  And Mr. Tarte, pointing at Sir Richard, Sir Wilfrid, Mr. Milis and Mr. McMullen, says:  "Thank God, I am not one of those  that believe that a country can become  great with a decreasing public expenditure.   , It is only big  fools who use such  underground.    This  is  a  good law, j j^o.u;;g;/as"this.'^-Toronto Mail-Ki  provided the  miners and mine own-j pire.  A Penny a Peep  Buy a   nice  bath Sponge  and a package of Sea Salt  and imagine yourself atthe  seaside.    The bath,   combined   with   a   course of  FAX'S   SARSAPAUILLA  will make a new person of  you.  Buy your  FLAGS for decorating on  MAY 24th  at  >  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hour-?: 2 to t. i>. in.  f, WfTr '���*-.'���*- ��������-��- "friTti, tiim  ��irrtreal  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : ��� 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   s     981,328.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTKEAI,.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. Gr. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PI7T, Manager  ���ngiarvxm! ���paw ���&�� wvaaysx ���"���eg: ~<?r,?3s,T2Z'rsn*wB Ta 'vx *sit ^���^'K'jx^.r.'i^T-'A'Tire^^  Imported  Goods of. rough  texture  this season.  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  We do what we advertise to do.  YOU NEVER MISS THE  It is natural for you to desire, to make the celebration *i success. No doubt  about.it being such. The  next thing to be considered  is the home���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 eot comfortably furnished. This does  not imply a heavy outlay  ���a few dollars  will do it.  WALKER & BAKER,  New    'Furniture Dealers uml Kep-iirers  Denver's     IJiulortsikevs ami  Kmli-ilmers.  N. B.���We have tho only practical Undertaker  and Ein!>alrncr (loinir business in tho Sluoan.  Juicy  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  Cash   prizes   and   no   wind  erven to contestants in   New  r*���  Denver sports,   Queen's Day  C. S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES. & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C,  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,' SOLD   and BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  HekMMUHia^  T.D.WOODCOGK&Co,  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. G.  Sandon.  Has ample, accommodations tor a largo number of people.     The rooms are large;  and airy, and  the Dininir Room is provided  with everything-  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.       j  Dealers in  ardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  ".SLOGAN CITY, B.C.  iAA AAA AAAA A AAAAA AA AAAAAA AA  WILSON   ! Jas. AL Patterson  HOTEL  Headquarters for  Mining* and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City. Proprietors.  Dealer in  I  *  Has removed from   his old stand in  Tlie Slocan News Co. building*.  to   next   door   to  Donaldson's Drug Store,  SANDON.  Stationery  and a complete line of  \V. S. J 111 K WHY  Kftslo.B.C  11. T.Tiviii'i  New Denver. B.C.  Eyes tested and glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater, B.C,  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land .Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Kiifrineers.  Bedford. McNeil Code.  itaf'Ka.shdall & Fauquier, Airents.  Tji    G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  [-JOWAKD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London. Eiij;  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  it ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and    reported  on  fi.c    in  rending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical   Laboratory.  Bollf-  vne ave. New Denver. B C.  Don't think a man dwells next to the  roof merely for tlie sake of the view ho  frets.  J, H. MILLWARD,  "WWs  ���ai liter  and,  ^  Writer  NEW DENVER.  l[L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Don't think t\ woman always achieves  irri'afnes.s when she yets a husband. Sixth. Year>.._.  THE JuEiME, KEW 1JKNEEK, B.C., MAY '11; 1899.  THE SONG OP THE PINES.  We are the mast* of ships,  Nurtured for centuries;    '  Storm-wind and mountain-breeze  Taught us our harmonies,  Kissed us with mother lips.  See how the tender and stern  Heavens have bidden us rise,  Crying, "Behold the eyes  Of stars in the faithful skies:���  Lift up your heads and learn!"  Hear how the sun doth laugh,  "Climb ye thus, sons of mine?  Seek ye for tilings divine?  Yours is the sualieht wine:���  Take of my warmth and quaff."  Cometh our bard, the Wind,  Bringing us songs, and saith:  "Nay, this is naught but breath;  Striving and love and death,  These I left, far behind."  ���'Wardens that feared my blast;  Everywhere men, below:  Danger and toil and foe,  Wonders ye may not know,  All these I saw, and passed.   .  "Nay, but new melody  Bring I to greet your eurs,  Ye. without doubts or fears,  Not all in vain are the. years;  Lo, I behold the sea!"  Long hatu it called to us  Here on your -mountain-side.  Patieut wo wait, we bide,  in-earning of wave-- and tide;  Do they not murmur thus?  Masts of the ships to be:���  This is the tryst we keep,  Hearing tlie unseen deep;  And we answer it in our sleep,  We shall behold the Sea!  ���Josephine I'reslon 1'cabody.  THK YVOItKY THAT KrM,S.  ermebody else���save the mark��� never  mind.  Select some restful poem and learn it  by heart. When the black wings of  worry begin to loom over you repeat to  yourself your poem, fixing* your mind  on it as, you go. Repeat it over and  j over again, By and by the worry will  'begone. It will get so after awhile  that involuntarily, just by association,  the two will go together, just as the  antidote grows in nature near the poisonous plant, and you will find some  time, having unconsciously let the worry  get at your mind, your poem going along  there too, quietly and persistently, until  your attention takes hold of it, and then  you are saved again for Ihat time. And  don't forget the long walk every day,, or  the out-of-day,play of some kind, no  matter what the weather is.  Worry must be fought with coolness,  firmnees and determination. Whenever it comes itmustfind something else  in the place it seeks to hold. While you  are among cheery friends or busy at  work it stays away. Let it find your  mind occupied with healthful thoughts  or compelling occupations when you are  alone. Let there be no compromise  with the enemy day or night, and you  will see it leave you "at last, a discouraged old fagged failure of a Avorry.  ! Ada C. Sweet.  ble, or send a trustworthy ag-ent to go  over the ground. To the small investor  this is impossible, but these are advised  not to be caught by big promises nor  by Canadian names and designations;  and they should beware of purchasing  anything which has not received the  approval of some recognized authority.  The Times, while warning investors  from unscrupulous promoters, has  great faith in Canada's natural resources, insisting that there are good openings here for British capital, and that it  would he a great pity to drive the British" investor elsewhere when the nearest  and most important colony is entering  on a period of expansion.  Australian Mining.  A    SOUVENIR.  "Worry kills," says a great specialist  on brain troubles, "as surely as ever a  gun or dagger did." This, it is claimed,  has been established beyond doubt by  the investigations of neueologists. We  all know that worry embitters life to  such an extent as to render the final  blow more often merciful, but few men  and women know how much it lies  within themselves to keep down and  vanquish this foe to life and lasting  happiness.  1 never hear a woman declare that  she worries constantly���and how often  I hear.it!���without a desire to exhort  her to get rid of a dangerous apcl vicious habit at once. For worry, be its  excuse what you will, is largely a mental habit which can be controlled very  materially by the exercise of constant  vigilance anel strong will power, when  one has learned how to fight this hidden  but deadly enemy.  "But some must-worry," said the  careful-Martha,vwheivI said something  like this to her the other day. "If you  don't woi-ry Some:one else will;worry  for you.:' Tt is the: same as the people  who toil not nor spin. Some one has to  toil or spin or is toiling and spinning for  them now."  "No," I argued, "it is not the .same:  as work this worrying. There is.nothing so good as work in all the world.for  men and for women, and i pity those  who have it all done for them, but there  is no excuse for worry." .. ���;;���������;?������������������  By worry I do not mean���no one  means���thought.and care for one's oavh  affairs and the good and well being of  others. There'is a time, though, when  such thoughts degenerate into worry.  When voir have given undivided attention tothe business and care which belongs to you for a reasonable time;  when you' have turned-a- matter over  and looked at it on all sides, and your  mind is decided or undecided what to  think or do, and when the same suggestions and thoughts and images'constantly reappear, without any new light  or increased understanding, worry has  begun, and then and there must be put  down with a strong hand.  The maddening thing about worry i'S  that it can as easily torment one over a  small thing as a 'great. Women fret  continually over small things���matters  nf dress, household management, the  shortcomings of servants, the common  faults of children.and a thousand things  too small to be worth a moment's  thought. Upon minds not blessed by  education and natural depth with resources beyond the passing moment,  and not provided with activities which  can engage the attention, the worry  habit fastens itself and makes very sad  havac.  But, curiously enough,people of great  mental-cultivation and strength are almost equally with the less fortunate  victims of worry That they are not  entirely so is due to their changes of  thought alui activity, their enjoyment  of literature, art. music, nature, and all  the things that go  to  make life worth  Stupendous  Sums   "linked in  Gambling.  New York Sun;���A profit to the bank  of more than ��5,000,000 in two months  is the stupendous record of the Monte  Carlo gambling establishment during  the season ending a week ago.   It is  safe to say that the hislory of gambling  in any and all countries cannot furnish  a parallel to these figures. It should be  borne in mind that" the bank's profits  only amount to three per cent, upon the  sums staked, so that these gigantic winnings represent more than $106,000,000  actually risked by the players, or about  ��2,000,000 per day ���placed upon the tables. This does not mean that punters  and plungers actually carried a capital  aggregating ��2,600,000 per day to the  gambling rooms and staked it on the  turn of a wheel or the deal of a card,for  of course much of the money wes risked  over and over again  There are no stories of really phenomenal luck in the year's record. A  North of England ship-owner won S30,-  000 in two hour's one day last month.'  The most sensational coiipof the season  was that of a Russian Count, who carried away S70,000 as the result of one  night's play. He won this sum in the  new semi-private gaming rooms, where  the heaviest.play has taken place; Th.is  new feature of Monte Carlo account's  everv-  'Accofamodaftoris "for  body at New Denver, May 24  for the unprecedented receipts of the  season. The,, rooms are: on 'the first  ���floor-of-the Casino'. Only men are admitted and membership in a reputable  club is a necessary .qualiticfitiq-n for  admittance. The stakes: are nothing  less than gold or bank notes, and the  rooms are kept opentill 2 or ii a.m., the  principal gain nig, rooms on the ground  floor closing at midnight.  A Yorkshire e'olliery owner carried  away $75,000 after three weeks' play,  but there have been no other big winnings worth noting. On the other hand,  the most startling instance of heavy  loss is that of the wife of an English  peer, who lost one night ��80,000 and the  next $100,000. Her husband found it  necessary to warn her that even his  vast wealth could not stand such a big  strain. ___  A Rare Kuihliii"  Sit*-.  The Calgoorlie mines are the property  dt a very small syndicate at Adelaide,  capitalized at ��150, and today all the  properties in that district   are on the  market at ��900,000, and since 1893 have  paid ��3,000,000 in dividends.   The first  property to be floated was the Great  Boulder, which was discovered by Mr.  Hannan in June, 1893, and floated in  April, 1895.   Since then  it   lias turned  out over eight tons of golel and 120,000  tons'.a* quartz has been crushed.    The  average   ralue is about $52   per   ton.  The reason that crushing  has been so  slow is that these properties are about  300 miles from the coast anel there is no  waterway over which transports might  go.   Another property is the Lakeview  which has a lode 35 feet wide and averages very rich,  Other rich properties are the Ivanhoe,  which since 1895 has crushed 57,300  tons, averaging $38 a ton. and the Association, whose shares, with a par  value of .-��1, are now standing at ��6.  The mines of the district turn out 100,000  ounces a month.  What might be termed the gold colony  comprises about 975,000 square miles.  All are owned by English capitalists,  with their headquarters in 'London, and  all are turning out immense quantities  of gold. The great trouble in some of  the districts is the lack of water, and a  project is on foot to pump water from  the coast to the gold fields, a distance of  over 300 miles, through pipes two and  a half feet through. This will probably  be finished in about two vears aud will  cost ��3,000,000.  But with all the enormous gold output Australia is no place for the poor  man, and the benefits derived from the  output is simply the working-men's  wages, the dividends going to the British capitalists anil syndicates in London  who control most of the-mines iu the  country.  ,    Merely ;i   Garter Snake.  I found them in a book last night,  These withered violets,  A token of that early love  That, no man e'er forgets.  Pressed carefully between the leaves,  Tney keep their color still;  I cannot look at them today.  Without an old time thrill.  Ah, me, what tricks does memory play !  The passing years have fled  And hopes that lived in vigor once,  Alas! have long- been dead.  And this is all that I can say,  When all is said and done,  Those flowers remind me of some girl���  I wish I knew which one!  ���Exchange.  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  HOTEL  Wholesale  Dealers  mN^Ol^if  ANDSOO LINE.  For those who want tlie  EASTSWEST  To any point in United States or Canada  JOHN V. PERKS, Prop.  HEATED BY Ll f*��T AID  and Electric rl LJ I A I rt  Bells mid Light in every room....  Large and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Reasonable Rates.  REVELSTOKE  J. K. CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  .Reports made on  Mining* Properties  in any section of Kootenay.  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.  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 Baggage cheeked  to destin  ation.   Xo Customs Difficulties.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  S:-ir,kDaily: lv���Denver C. Siding���ar: Daily 15 60k  8:35k ex.SumllvN. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun.lfrOOk  NBLSON, TRAIL, KOSSLASn, KTC.  !>:n0k ex. Sun: lv N. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  by ud-  Aseertain rates and  full  information  dressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F   Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  How to get there is via C. P. Ry & Soo Line.  S  SANDON,  B.  C.  When  the   younsr German  ascended I lie Imperial throne.  emperor  he had a  religious census taken ol' Berlin, in  which he found that only live per cent,  oi' the communicants of the estahlished  church  con Id be  housed   in  the struc-  It was a bitter cold night and the furnace lire burned  slow,shut there was a  warm time tor a.few.* seconds-at least in  the home of an up-town politician He  had been attending one of tho?e breezy  kind of meetings, and retired somewhat  late'in a shivery and somewhat confused  sort of feeling, says the Cleveland Plijin-  Dealer  Of one thing he was certain, his feet  were; cold,-'*very cold. Iii' a, tentative  sort Of a way he thrust them towards  the warmer side of the bed, where his  wife was calmly sleeping. An. instant  later there was a terrified yell���then  another, then another.  "Julia, wake up!" gasped the politician; "there's something in the bed!  Strike a light, quick!"  His wife was on her feet at once, striking handfuls of matches, while rhe hero  of a dozen political battles writhed and  gasped in an agony ol terror.  "It's a worm���a scorpion���a coldblooded viper!-' he said. "Hurry, I'm  holding it! Gee! But it squirms! There  it goes!" and as the gas flared up and  the clothes were  turned back, he deftly  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and. Anient-;:it lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, ticket.--and full information to any C. P.  Ry agent or���  G. 13. GARRETT,  C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.  WM. STITT, 3en. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET,. IT WHEN  LV SANDON   R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  PoAofliiiiiiroi  NEW DENVER  General Drayman, Ice,  k  SYSTEM.  Thp  Hav and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable, hoiel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.^  It is involuntary with such people,  however, this warding off of the enemy  in most cases.. When some severe  strain comes the most well-balanced man  or woman often yields to it th iroughly,  the-mind fixes itself upon one single  and painful thought, and in spite of the  efforts of friends, counselors, physicians  in spite ol: travel and change, the poor  brain is literally worn out by the constant beating upon it of one maddening  thought. Succor must come in all such  cases from within. The mind must heal  itself.  Worry can  be  warded off when one  knows how  to do  it, simply  by persistent mental  activity in  a  direction opposed to  the cause of  worry, -supplemented by plenty of outside exercise.  The  first  resource  of  people who find  pleasure in  reading  is  that of course.  Mow many lives, I wonder, has Charles  Dickens, has Mark Twain,saved within  the last fifty years:--    The authors  who  chain the attention and cheer the heart  at the same time,  what  ministers to a  mind diseased   are   they!   I believe 1  could   ward   off   abstraction   with  Sir  Walter Scott's novels,   and   laugh   at  Bedlam so long* as !   had on my bookshelves the tales of Stevenson j the es-]  says of Emerson and Carlyle,  with a \  dog-eared old copy or two of poetry be- j  side them! '  But then there are the times when :  one must try to sleep, or must walk or |  ride in the street cars, or work at me- j  chanical pursuits: what then? . '  Why. then my special prescription j  comes in. ' i  You can feel the cloud of worry com- I  ing, can't you?    If you  are where you |  can sing, say at hoihe.ahoutyour work, '  sing all the old hymns, and  fine inspir-  ing'songs that  you  know.    Sing* them  word for word, verse after verse, carefully fixing your mind  on each word,  hustling' about  your  task as you sing.  The worry can't come.    It  will keep  off while you chant  and sing, and hum'.  There was  something*, in   that phi   expression about   whistling to keep your  courage up.    But if you can't sing, for  reasons of vour own or out of regard for  j tures of that denomination on a Sabbath  j day. He and his court took alarm at  j this terrible destitution of church ac-  j couimodations, the greater the alarm  I because the churches were hardly more  than half full, although they were ut  terly inadequate to hold five per cent,  of the communicants He commenced  immediately to build churches in the  suburbs of the city for the workingmen  and their families, saying that it was  cheaper to build churches than prisons;  cheaper to save men than to hang them.  On a certain occasion, it is said,' a high  military officer uncovered- his head, as  the emperor, and empress passed him.  and stood at attention. A small boy  touched him and said, "Put on your  hat, sir; put on your hat. If the empress discovers tliat bare spot she will  clap a chapel on it." The humor of the  situation was that the emperor and empress were in search of every bare spot-  in Berlin as a possible site for ���*. new  church.  '  British  In vest m puts.  Drilling Contest tor the boys  of the hammer and"steel at  New    Denver,     Mav  I    The London Financial Times in a ri*-  | cent issue discussed the question of the  | investment of British capital in Canada.  ! The Times asserts that since the name  | Klondike  became  familiar  to   British  j ears, Great Britain has been made  the  ! hunting ground for  the adventurers of  ��� various nationalities  who had any sort  of property  they   wished  to sell."  One  promoter   i.s   reported   to   have   said:  ���"What  1  want  is to  sell  and get the  cash in my pocket, and when I've got it  the British public can  go to Dawson."  While some promoters  of a very undesirable class have been  sedulouslv  en-  tossed out a slim, shiny, tremulous object which wriggled downward to the  floor, where it slowly shaped itself into  a glistening coil.  It was a metallic garter, one ol  spiral, ventilated sort  The wife of the hero is afflicted  cold feet herself and on that night  waited about disrobing the afflicted  members until snugly settled in bed.  But she thinks the joke a little too good  to keep.  AUVERTIS1NG    AXIOMS.  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SLean City.  G-ET.HIXG & HENDERSON, Proprietors.  T\K. A. S. .MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Livery and. Bait-Stages.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Majestic and Unexpected Mineral Claims  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the .Kootenay'  ..District and..  All British Columbia Ponts  Pacific Coast Points  Puget Hound Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  , GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. m,  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  y-iven by local and connecting; line Ticket agents  C. G. DIXON, G. P.&T. A.  Spokane, Wash  Division   of  : located:   On  Siiu.iie    in    llu;   Slocan    Minim-'  West: Kootenay District.   When.  Payne Mountain, near Sandon. .  rPAK.E NOTICE that 1 Francis J. O'Reillv.  1 agent lor Frank H. Bourne, free minei's certiiicate No 1(182.'' A. and Charles French, free  miner's certificate No. 12018, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply lo the  Mining Recorder for certilicates of improvements lor the purpose of oht.iiniii'r Crown  grants of the above claims.  And further take noticv that action under section :)7 must-be- commenced before the issuance  of such certilicates of improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of Ala v. I8fi!>  inv-l " FRANCIS .1. O'REILLY.  Graduate  Oliica-a."  A American Collegeof Denial Surgery  the  ���with  had  New Denver Brass Band will  supply the music and give  one of their favorite concerts  and balls in Bosun hall, 24th  Tiie majority of men believe in advertising', and advertise.  A part of tlie minority of men believe  in advertising and do not advertise.  The balance of the minority either do  not believe, in advertising' at all, or else  believe in it sufficiently to advertise  only intermittently.  This semi-intelligent business man  finds that a decent sized advertisement  in a decent publication costs say from  ten to fifty dollars a time.  He attacks the mathematical problem  to discover that it is necessary to sell  four refrigerators, two overcoat's, r.u'en-  ty-five rolls of wall paper, forty-two  pairs of stocking's, or half a dozen rock-  in��* chairs to realize sufficient profit to  meet the advertising cost of a single insertion.  lie is one of those men who invest  their money with a string to it, when  the money rolls round the cprner in  search of fertile "'round to (������row in lie  jerks it back to himself. They are a  sort of "sufficient unto the day'- sort of  people, who do not believe in cast ing-  their bread upon the waters.  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line   of it'iutin^s and  [Trouserings always on hand.  Monday  Kasa  and  .ATini  Monday Fractional,   Sunshine.  Fructioiiiil,  Vi'ikiiua, Oregon  Miiierai  Claim-..  Situate in tiie Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Al  the head of Howson Creek.  "TLY-KE NOTICE Ihat I. William S. Drewry, act-  1 ing as >i.gent. for the .Sunshine Minim: Oom-  iia-uy. Limited. Five Miner's certificate  No. 12)71 A. intend, sixtv davs from the date  hercol. to apply ro the Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements, for the mirposc of  obtaining .1 crown grant of each of' Ok'- above  cla ims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before tlie issuance nf sucii  certiiic'ites of improremeiits.  Da ied il-.is.'Jlsi d-iv of October. iSiis.  W. S. DUEWNV.  NAVIGATION  &TBADINQBO.,.* LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20, lSiiS.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  Si'iitli Bound  Read down.  Train lvs Dally  "   ar  rBoat lv  SUoat.-u  INTERNATIONAL.  North Mom..|  Read up.  SANDON  1.0b pin   Train ar daily 10.511 am  KASLO  ���{.'hi pm Train lv *' s 00 urn  ���l.soam ���Kaslo��� Boat ar S.HQ pm,-;.  1.30 am    Ainsworth "    ���7.30 pm"*'  .1.00 airi    Pilot Bay "      (Unpin":  .5.30 am      Balfour '���      n.m pm7-  (!.-to am. Five Mile Ft       ������     .5.L'3pmi;  7.15-un       Nelson ** Iv 1.1.5 pm -;  am Northport Train lvl.So pm >.  1120 am   Rossland '*    is.05 pm-  ."' lo pm    Spokane. '���      S.oo amz  Hit v-imt'   Miner:!! Claim.  J.  Silverton.  M. M. BENEDUM,  COR   CROI    IERS.   BEADS, St-   An-  I      thony's Medals. Little Chiiplet of St. An  thony and Cancelk  Agency Bethlehem  St., .Montreal, Que.  d Postage Stamps, write to  Apostolic School, 153 Shaw  Situate in the Slocan Mining.Division of West.  Kootenay  .District.       Where  located: On  North Fork of Carnentcr Creek,  about one  and one-half miles 'from Three Forks, 13. C.  np.-VKK ���NtiTICKlhat I. E. M. S.-mdilands. F. M.  I    C. No. lll'li'A. a-reiit for Henrietta Giutzlmr-  ger. F.M.C.Xo. .'iil'la intend.IV) days irom the dale  hereof,.lo apply to  tile  Mining   Iiee.irder for &  Certificate nf Improvements,  for tin-  purnose of  obtaining a Crown ('rant of rhe above claim.  And further take notice that  action, under  section  37.  must  lie   commenced  before the  issuance of .-.uch certiiicate of Improvements.  Dated this -1th day of March, IS!'!'.  ������%  Boat  SS. ALBEKTA.  Read down.  Sandon  Daily train lv ].0o pm        Daily  Kaslo  ar 3.-15 pm  v 5.00 pm Mo&'I  'i.-iOpm Ainsworth  B.  7.00pin   Pilot Bay  lO.oo pm Kuskouook  K.oo pin Oo.-it River  1.00 sun  Boundary   ,    ���-  '.iif) am Bonner's F'n- ���   iv  Iv 11.-10 am      ���'       Train ar  ar 2.-15 pm Spokane      "     lv  ir  > r. Train  Keitd n. .  train arln.flo am  lv   S.oo am  Boatnr 1.00 pin  nit: ar ll.-io pm���  ii oo lmv:  s.oo pm?  o.oo jim^  5.00 pm C,  -'.oo pm~  1.15 pm S  7.50 aiTIT  SPECIAL KOOTENAV LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing June 2d, 18DS.  On Monday, Thursday and Fridav ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Leaving Nelson at 8 a. m.. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay.  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gon'l Mr  P. O. Box 122. Kaslo. B.C.  Getting Her  Money's Worth.  I doavoriii";    to   exploit   Canada,   other  | concerns, of quitt; irreproachable char-  ! acter, have been far from successful.  : The plan adopted by  some,   of Ke,llin<r  | outri"*ht instead of sellino* stock in the  | case of  British  mines, appears to have  ' left  more room  for  roguery   than  the  usual   style   of   company    promotion  Many of these mines are known as such  in British Columbia, though there were  erigitieers'certificates  and such like in  abundance.  Investors   should   therefore   make a  personal investigation  whenever possi-  A couple of year's agol was spending*  the summer at a nearby summer resort.  On going" into luncheon one day some  what earlier than usual, I found the sole  occupant of the room to be one small  boy. who was vigorously punishing" a  plate of bread and butter placed before  liiin. Presently his mother entered,  gorgeous in a brilliant silk and scintillating in diamonds. On she came, like  a ship under full sail, a soft smile rippling over her countenance, until she  stood behind the. small boy's chair,when  in tones of consternation and dismay  she exclaimed: "Ikey, Tkey, vat vo'r  you eating bread and butter veu dere's  more oxpmisive ting's on dcr table:-'''���  Current Literature-'  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  has puzzled the minds of some1 of the  greatest hotel men of the a.o*e. We do  not claim any great superiority oyer  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 of our  house. Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when  the  clouds -of adversity  of every   camp  in  a re    ~  TIME CARD  Taking  effect 1.00 o'clock a.  m  Jan. 3,   1899, Pacific or-120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  darkened the trails  Kootenay, and they  with us still now when  the suns of prosperity  shine forth in splendor  making mellow the heart  of man.  enver  -JACOBSON & CO.  I.c-av..-  s mi A.M.    K.-islo  "   s ''���-' " South Fork  "    '.' 'id " Siiroulo'.��  *'   '.' -If- " Whitowatar  '*    !��� ���>���> " Boar Lake  - IU 12 ���* MeG'tiL-aii  ������ in :i.*l " Bailey's  '*  Id 2:, ������ Codv Jiiiiftioi  An-.   Ki -Id " Sandon  CODY    LINK.  Leave, 11.oiim.iii ��� S.-mdon ���  Arrivi-,  ll.l"    '*  C.dv .luiK-t.inn   Leave  ll.-if.   -     ���-' Odv    --  Am vi.  ROBT  Arrive. :���* fv> P.M  .���' L'O  ���-' ���.'.">  2 IC      *'  "        2 (K)  1 -I.".      "  ���1 .11       --  1 -.'.'j  1 la      "   .  11.;V.i .-(.Ill  11.-Vi a.in  ll.:'.*i a.m  Leave  IKV1NG,  Tr.iOie Musi  GEO.  F  For en.-an   railroad  and from ,-i|i   -joints,  a  S.  CAMPBELL,  COPELAND,  Superintend!-].i  iiid steamship tiekets  ic  .ply to  Ajrent, Sandon.  The Prospectors' Assay Office  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price  List  Lead.  Hold, Silver, or Lead.eaeh   Gold, Silver and Lend, eombined.  Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead   Conner (hy Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver, C.ii*'*x-.r and  Gold and Copper   Silver and C-ripl"*1"   Gold. Silver and Copper ...  Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Man-ranese   Lime.  Magnesium. Barium.  phur, each   Bismuth,Tin, Cobalt. Xii-k  /Cine, and Arsenic, each  Silica, Snl  Antinionv.  ����������^��m^��������������������������<8>������������8��� 0�����-'5'������'��������C  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Yototile.Matter. Ash.  and pei'cematre of Coke, if Cokinsj  Coal) ;_  Tonus:  Junei'Mli. W)b.  3 00  '2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  2 50  2 5(1  3 on  5 00  2  2 06  2 OU  4 00  Cash "VVitli Sample.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer anil  Analvst  FWKttS'x y."��� "ah.iv ii ijj.'��JHMBt ���T" ��� *,;'^'J^*'''*'^3W'''r-,-,*-gi'***v'^'*ggJBa^*'S3^ THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY li, 1899.  Sixth Year     I  MINING   RECORDS  \:ie following is a complete list, of the  aiming transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve* were  as follows :���  LOCATIONS.  Ah;li. 21��� Sprinirtinie. Four Mile, by J E Barrett.  AI'Kii. tS���Nellie Fraction, relocation of Clinton claim, Carpenter creek. Wm Xiven.  Mav 2��� Alice Murphy, Silver mountain, A J  Murphy.  Doolcy, same, Hugh Behne.  May 3���Nettie Fractional, Carpenter creek, C  H Brindle.  Mav 8���Dot'ftiitioii, relocation of Mollie, Four  Mile. J Tinliiiir.  Kola, north fork Carpenter creek, relocation of  Ellis, It Thompson.  World. Cni'iienter, same. '  ASSKSSM'ENTS.  Arisii. 2?>���Elk, tMro years: SpecnhUor. .Same;  Viririiiia. sanie.  .Ai'itiL 21���Keo.watiii. Emma Fraction.  .   Al-i:li.-.'ft���Concord.  AriiiL *.i���Wrm.  Mav 1���Torjii'do, .Jubilee, Creole.  Mav 2��� An'j-elo.  May 8���licit Fraction, Bear Fraction. Fcn-  church Fraction.  May >;���Dewey..Spike, Kepubiiean, Thistle.  May S��� (''olden Chitriot, Morway, Stockhohn.  Alma.Clnirloti.-.  May'.�����Royal Fiv.-, .Jennie. Lakevieiv.  (���KRTH-'lCATl' Ot-'  SATISFACTION  Mav 1��� -Slarviir.v. Ksnpire, Richmond.  TltAN.SI.'KKf-.  Fit/. \..J M Mays to ,John Bou���h. oil  of sale   in  escrow.  Februarv  .Ai't:il. 21-  May ���.'���'. ]��is  Fit.-/, J, same to same,  bill  sT.v'l. due Mav 2i',, IS!Hi, same.  Cuba $', 0 ll La-.vs.on to,J McKernan  !).  R I) Fraction \. S T Walker to N D McMillan,  MarchJT  A t'Kil, 2'.)���Rockland. E Cummin^'* to W W  Spinks. April li.  Northern Pacific all; Red Cross all, Soho-ji, M  R XV iiiithbourne to J C Ryan, January l  Same,!-. in each, J C.Rvan to Chas If Green, on  April 7. "  Mav 1- Edit hi, James Campbell to D D McPherson, April 27.  Hiu-tney and Sylvanitc, J in each, E. Shannon-  to same, same. .  Letters of administration granted, March -'!), to  Catherine Stirrett of the estate of A H Stirrett.  Mays!���Random Shot, Wm Braden to Edwin  Wallace. July 23,1807. ���,;;;;  Same, E Wallace to the Ajax Mining- and Development Co.. ltd, July 9,181)8.  Cuba WI, C H Loenson to B M Walton, Nov 22,  1897.  June Bug:, Cuba J, Sigsbee Fraction, A C Behne  to W C Yawkey, April 28.  Cuha 1-0, B At Walton to P M Hickey, April US'  May 3���Cuba, all interest, J McKiernan to P J  Hickey, April 29.  Marie S Fraction ),CS flashdall to George XV  Hughes, -*200, April 29.  Same J. same to Scottish Colonial Goldflelrts.  ltd., !��600, same.  Grand Stand j, EL Beer to C W Greenley, on  Feb 8, $5. flj  Mat 5���Home Run J, Wm Glynn to A E Fauquier, Jan 13, ���?.*>.  Mowich i, C E Fielding to C M Gethmg, Feb 0,  $75.  Mowich, CMGfething; to A E Fauquier, April  19.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Ai'ril 19���Boss, near Kaslo, D Tuomey.  St John, same, O T Stone.  April 20���Sevora, in  Hendryx camp,  by   A  Johnson.  Atlantic, south fork, J D Moore.  Mayflower, west of Kaslo, M Jardine.  Gibraltar, same. same.  April 21���Nelson. Hendryx camp, H M Stev  enson,  Hamilton, same, same.  Pacific, south fork, D D Kane.  April 22���Playback, Hendryx camp, William  Stewart.  gards tlie metal yield in general, somewhat disappointing, when merely cursorily noted at a''first glance," for the  aggregate yield of gold, silver, lead and  copper shows a decline of nearly $395,-  000 from tlie like results of the operations of 1897. Thus while the metal  yield of British Columbia amounted in  value to sy^*")?^"! in 1897, the corresponding worth of last year stood at  S7,172,7ii(i.  Speaking of this decline the News-  Advertiser very tritely says: "If the  figures are scrutinised in detail there is  less ground for temporary disappointment anil much in favor of the large  hopes which we all entertain of the  great mining future of British Columbia.  "Thus more than the whole of the net  decline in the value of  the province's  metal output is due to temporary slackening* of operations  in  the  silver-lead j  districts of West Kootenay,  more par- j  ticularlv in  Ainsworth���where tlie  ore j  though abundant is low gra.de���and the j  Slocan.   Thus the output of -Ainsworth '  fell from a value of $-1-10,545 to S159,S01. ;  and that of the Slocan from $3,2S0,'58fi' to \  $*2,(iJ9,852.    The   Nelson   district   also I  showed a  temporary  decline in output j  value of about $94,000, and East Kootc- j  nay a  decline  of  rather  over  $80,000  j  However,  already   there   are   hopeful':  signs of a change' for  tlie  better as re.- j  gards tlie silver-lead yield  of  our.pro-:  vince, despite the  fall   and the flnctna- i  tionsin the price of silver which in part,  caused tiie decline of  last year, though  that decline was then  also aggravated  no doubt by  tiie  Yukon,, boom, which  may be regarded now as either past or  passing.  "On the other hand, the largely increased ��*oid and copper production of  British Columbia during the past year  gave good cause for congratulation, as  auguring a brilliant early future for our  province in regard to tlie mining of the  two most important metals, each of  which is, unlike silver, steadily growing in demand value.  "Thus the old gold fields of Cariboo  increased last vear their output from  $325,000 in value to $389,360, aud admittedly in Cariboo the new era of scientific gold getting is only just beginning,  and the present output is consequently  small indeed in comparison to what Ave  may reasonably expect from the district  in a very short"time.  "Casslar again showed largely as a  result of the Atlin discoveries made  late iu the season, a considerable increase of vield, the output rising from  $37,060 to $107,300, the latter figures  doubtless representing only a small portion of what we may reasonably expect  the Atlin yield alone, to prove iong before the expiration of the present year.  "The famous copper-gold district of  Trail creek also showed, under the circumstances, a satisfactory gain in output, the value of which rose from $2,-  097,280 to $2,470,811; whilst in Osoyoos,  wherein is situated amongst other properties the famous Cariboo mine of Camp  McKinnev, the metal vield���principally  golden���rose from $142,982 to $346,112.  MAKES    HI3T   IXWGXAST.  Editor Ledge : '  Dear Sir,���Acknowledging the appropriateness of your suggestion in reply to  my inquiries sent to you last week,' regarding the. actions of the celebration  committee of this town, in their efforts  to advertise ridiculous programmes for  ! the 24th of May, yet I am forced to ap-  ! peal to your sense of justice and right for  | space to reply to a dirty insinuation that  ! appears in the Silvertonian of May 6.  i Instead of answering, or attempting to  ! answer, my inquiries, which I am sure  I were not out of the way, that dirty little  j print says, "if the letter was sent at all  ! someone must be overly anxious of see-  i ing their own idiotic inquiries in print."  | Now, Mr. Editor, let me assure the  | greenhorns and tenderfeet that are inflicting this town with their paper, that  I am and have been for years a resident  ! of the Slocan, and at the present time,of  i Silverton. I am not anxious to see my  j inquiries in print, and when 1 see such  j tinhorns refei to my honest inquiries as  i "idiotic" it makes me wonder what we  ; are coming to; for a pioneer like myself  ; to be called idiotic liy these late iuipor-  | tations of east Canadian sap-heads  | makes me indignant. My inquiries may  [appear idiotic to these felio\ys. but I. have  I lived too long in the Slocan, at peace  ! with my neighbors,'to believe that they  : are idiotic. 1 have talked with many  ! pioneers like myself, and can assure the  ! windy-headed individuals that presume  | to dictate to me, that I am not alone in  j holding these views. There is. reason in  ' my inquiries, far more, 1 believe, than in  j the contemptible reply of .the Silverton-  jia.n.    I again sign myself  ! A SLOCWX PlOXHKlt.  I    Silveiton, MayS, 1899.  of Mour  Not fo, 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 anywhere 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 1 lie best place to get it is  AT HOBEN'S  Seized for Kent.  Spencer's hall, the property of George  M. Spencer, of Sandon, has been seized  by the sheriff to satisfy a judgment for  rent and legal costs in the action of  Spencer vs. Harris. In this case Spencer contested the title of John M. Harris  to the townsite of Sandon, being a squatter upon the townsite. The case went  against Spencer, and the result was a  judgment against him for $400.  Hard  on  the Professor.  Mail orders.  New Denver,  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  SANDON-  ROSSLAND  Wholesale   Wines, Liquors  B. C.  Lake, R Williams  Aran. 24���Undaunted, Bear  and R Mitchell.  ASSESSUENTS.  ArEir. 14��� Zoa.  A l'Rii. 18��� Golden Rule, Sunset, Last Chance.  Old England, Matilda, Government, Valparaiso,  Ai'iur- al���Jennie, Star, Homestake, Great  Western, Silver Kinp, Silver Queen.  Ai'Eit 22���Roy, Dewey.  Ai'Kil 21���Circle.  Al*KlL25-PilltO.  CKRTIKICATE OP   IMPROVEMENTS.  Ai'iiii. 15���Pandora and Dryorc,on behalf of XV  J H Holmes.  A pit i r, 15-  $100.  TRANSFEHS.  -Ser-iiitoii A, XV B Conroy to J Henry  E-i,irl��j i, D F Strobeck lo O  E  Senator  Wehl) to  /rich to V  Wnlkei-,   W  A Johnson  Hlanclilielili  ���to   R  D  A I'll 11.17��� Wai  Bollinir-  Jeanette, G XV Roche to W S McCrae-  Hermiiui \. .1 ,M Sompri-y to P Desell.  Red Star I, O H Cameron to ix Hanna.  Apimi. IS���Col Sell-irs, XV J Brvan,  Teller. R P Bland and Wabash j. A A  John Tinlinir. Sl.O.OOO.  Ark /j, G U'aikerto W G Sivyer.  Ai'inr, in���Oliin. H Gi  ArieiL 21���Ark   \, G  and W G- Sivyer to J "VV Rmh...  Boss���D Tuomey to O T Stone.  Apuii. 22���Monterey. San Juan and  Hiimmin  Bird, Sla-rillTiK-k to W C McLean, >&).  Al'Rii. 21���Corinthian h. CM   Field  Mmiro.  R & L I. L Field to same.  Boss and St John \, O T Stone to D Tuomey,  A pkii. -J."-��� r'*hi-- Benr J, J Hulti to M Tolonen.  OPTION'S,  A pun-1:)���Colorado, Andrew Jay, Utica nnd  Itock-.' Boulder. P McCue and Bridget McCue to  I X Peyton, to run for two years.  Trcadwell and John A, C Plowman to J A  Fleuiot.    SLOCAN    OltIC -'SHIPMKNTS.  Tocal shipped July 1 to Dec. 31. LS98,  17,99-1 tons. January 1st, 1899, to  May 5th :  From Sandon. Wnek.     Total.  Payne  170           4,331  Last Chance  so         2,oio  SlociMi Star  123  Sapphire  IS  Coin  12  Ajax    io  So vei-(!iir;i  ;o  Reco  180  Ivanhoe  11!)  Treasure Vaull  112  Trade Dollar  is  Uheny Hill   From Three Forks  Idaho Mines  WA  Queen   Bess  1.1.H0  Wild Goose  15  Monitor  2<ii)  From Wbil.-water.  Whileu-ater  S7              Ml  .Ja<-ks-.ii  ir,              44-i  Bell    .-.0  Wvlhnyton  11  Fr...ni M.-Giiiyan.  A uh.'inc  Kh  R.-imhli-r  '���)!              2!)2  liardiiii.-llfis  20             mo  Gn-a t Western   4S  From Xe'.v Denv-r.  B -sun  2ii              -I'iO  Marion  20  From Sdvcnon.  Fidelity.-  M  V'.-i neon ver  320  Wakefield  aSl)  Emily Edith  ��.>��  (."-.insiocU  12u  T.">tal tons  -l��!i         12,781 |  .MIX.'STER OF MINKS RI5POKT.  Field and Aquatic Sports for  one and all at New Denver  celebration,   on    May   24th  Yet the production alike of Osoyoos and  Trail creek represeut an almost initial  output certain to advance immensely  in the early future, and as certain to  show a very considerable further g*ain  of value even in the course of the present year.  '"Then, too, there is every certainty  of a very big" advance indeed this year  of the copper, gold and silver output of  claims which are gradually becoming'  mines on the coast and adjacent islands,  including' Vancouver Island. The output of these mines Avas slender indeed  in 1S98, amounting in value only to  $19,437. thoug'h even this showed double  the worth of the previous year. But in  1899 we may expect relatively large  results from the various mines, for ;i  sing'le one of the coast mines alone,���the  Dorothy Morton���has already yielded  since the beg'inuing* of the year a silver-  o'old value, that surpasses the results of  grouped  districts for  A certain leading* lig*ht of Edinburgh  University recently wrote on the blackboard in his laboratory: "Professor  Wilson informs his students that he has  this day been appointed honorary physician to tne Queen." In the course of  the morning* he had occasion to leare  the room, and on returning found that  a student had added to the announcement the words, "God Save the Queen "  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  A!VD DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  All orders by mail promptly attended to.  ff\ f f-f f f ^ff # ^f f f f f f f f f-fff^f f^f^4��^f  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  The finest assortment of ladies' and  misses' shoes ever seen in New Denver  is being unpacked at T. H. Hoben's general merchandise store. The latest fade  and  the neatest and best makes.  Wanted.���A  maker at once.  C.  firatclass coat and pant  Eobie, New Deny,^*, B.  Established 1895.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  SLOCAN  MINES  SANDON, B.C.  Mining Stocks bought and Sold.   General Agent  for Slocnn Properties.        Promising;   Prospects For Sale. ���  The more honesty a man has the less  he affects the air of a saint.��� LaVater".  DR. MILLOY,  WHOLESALE GROCERS  ,. Agents for B. (J. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling* public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - -        -       - .  V- Proprietor.  DENTIST  Rooms in Virginia Blk,  Sandon.  Pal ma  Angrignon  ���*+-*���+++������  Is now prepared to buy all  ������lie  ici-  'I'O-  ex-  Thc amiual report of the Minister of  MiiH-s lias just been issued. In point  of appearances it i.s much handsomer  than the. report of Mr. Carlyle, but  viewed from the point of completeness  and detail, it is hardly to he compared  with that uf two years ago.  The oflicial returns of our province's  mineral output for  last year are, as re-  the whole of  1S9S  "Hence we may confidently an  pate that the ��*eueral results of our i  vince's metal mining' in ISDf) will far  cecd those of 1898. for whilst we may  reasonably expect that the output nt  the silver-lead districts will a��*aiu rise  in value to somethin<>* like the- returns  of 1897 despite silver depreciation, we  may on the other hand count with  practical certainty on a very lar^re .���*,��*-  gregate increase of the gold, silver and  copjier yields of Trail creek, Osoyoos,  Yale, and the Coast and the Island districts of the province, whilst there are  certain to ensue very large gains of  gold output with still iarger possibilities  in Atlin.  "We may reckon, too, with fullassur-  ance on a very considerable increase of  the gold yield's of the hydraulic mines  of Cariboo. Wc therefore anticipate  that, though the advance of our metal  mining in'general during the present  year will not be phenomenal, nor cause  the long-deferred 'boom' of British Columbia in the great London market, it  will nevertheless prove sufficiently substantial to justify the continued holding  of good and even brilliant hopes in regard to the future of mining for precious  metals, and their associate products of  copper and lead, throughout British  Columbia.  "We must not forget in conclusion to  chronicle the fact that the coal and coke  production of British Columbia last year .  ���together valued at ������?').")^2.'>0"i��� was liy i  far the largest on provincial record,and j  thus made tlie aggregate mineral yield '  of British Columbia���metallic aud non- i  metallic���the best in the history of the :  province  ������ 'Black diamonds' in fact more than  made up for the ���temporary decline in  our silver-lead yiekland raised the general mineral output of British Columbia  from $1.0.!'���>').20'd in 1897 fo the aggregate  of-?L0,90*i.8!)L, wliich was shown as the  result of last year's work.  "Thus our mineral output of the last  year was, taken as a whole, by far the  greatest and most valuable on provincial record, and as the metal output i.s  certain to show a big gain this year and  that of coal and coke���thanks largely to  Fernie���will reveal at least as great a  proportionate advance, we may assuredly expect that the present will prove  another record year for mining all  round in Canada's coming and greatest  province."  tuv  ISff ���*"  (F3t  ���L;  IF  iK?l  Also all classes of metallurgical; products. Prompt settlement made on  day of 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.  0   u  Si v.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  ���lOITX   G-OE'LTSCHE.  SEXY I-ENVKK.  NEW DENVER  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Dray ing. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTiST  unci Brirliio work.  Crown. rial  Oflk-e. Bro I-.on  Hill Blk.   Xelson.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  .Fitted with  convenience.  tion against fire  and ��3 per- day. c  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  every modern  Special protec-  Rafces$2?50  THIS SPACE BELONGS TO THE  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF NELSON  g. m. Mcdowell,  Manager.  Address���P. O. Drawer D.  0. M. Rosendale, Purchasing Agt.  WE ARE GIVING SPECIAL  ATTENTION TO  Wii'c-l) for llieir ad. next woclc.  Sent by mail for  ! Upon receipt oi  youi  amine it, then dro  ; stating   what  repairs  land the cost.    Bv the  watch  we ex-  p vou a post card,  are   required  time  we have  received your remittance, your  watch has been repaired and regulated and is ready to return.  All work Guaranteed.  Agent  for   the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  ,Q. W, GRIMMETT,  Don't lock  the stable door after the j Jeweller SLU4 OpUcmn.  horse is stolen.    Possibly the thief may ��� ^ a  r '  repent and bring it back.  otlce to th  I have the  largest stock in J3. C.  and examine tlie latest  Call  EASTERN  P1-J1CES.       BELTS. BLOUSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  DIFFERENT   STYLES. OSTRTCH FANS.    LOHQLTETTE CHAINS,   BRACELETS,  SKIRT PTNS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES -JUST RECEIVED  i Sandon;  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS.  Fiirne Watch Repawning Oiuaranteed  Ss>n& by Mail or Express  JACOB DOVER,  >��C.


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