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The Ledge May 5, 1898

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Array \  i^/lA^^C  Volume V.   No. 31.  NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 5, 1898.  Price, $2.00 Year  THE   BOUNDARY  A Great Region  of Wealth  and Promise.  ITS   NEEDS   ARE    VERY   MANY  Boundary Creek is the name now  generally given to the large and important region extending from Fourth of  July creek to the main Kettle river as  it flows from tlie north, embracing all  the territory drained-by Boundry creek  and its tributaries. Within this area  veins and deposits of great promise and  diversity in kind have been discovered,  on which a fair amount of work is being-  done, but this district is in this peculiar  condition in that claim owners, seeing  that the best and cheapest facilities for  transport and treatment or ores are demanded, are waiting for these facilities  to be supplied or definitely promised  before undertaking very serious development work.  Two companies have charters to  build a railroad through this district,  but the holders are waiting for the  mine owners to prove up the existence  of ore bodies that will promise a good  tonnage for transport to the smelting  centres.  Had the Corbin charter been granted  there would be no further waiting. The  Kettle River road would have been  built and this would have forced the  holders of C.P.R. charters to build into  the country, and the Boundary would  have been given competitive roads.  Speaking of the Boundary country in  his annual report Minister Carlyle says:  "This district has not the rugged, lofty,  mountainous character seen in the  Kootenays, at least the southern portion  within the ken of the main body of prospectors, as none of tlie well-timbered,  rounded mountains rise much above  5,000 feet. The trend of the valleys, as  seen by the course of the various  rivers, is north and south, and is dependent in some way upon the geological conditions, but there are low-  lying connecting valleys or passes  which, with the easy slopes,will greatly  simplify the construction of a railroad  that, to" reach the chief points, will have  to traverse a somewhat circuitous  route.  "Most of the country is well-timbered,  but some slopes are quite treeless and  covered with bunch grass, while most  of the valley of the Kettle River i.s open  and affords fine ranches when irrigated  for all kinds of cereals and fruits, as the  rainfall is small.  "Road building is not attended with  any serious difficulties. The main Government road from Penticton, where  connection is made with the C.P.R. by  steamer Aberdeen, after leaving- Camp  McKinney and following Rock Creek  enters the Kettle River Valley at the  mouth of Rock creek and continues to  Midway, .beautifully situated in a wide  valley, then up Boundary creek, four  ��� miles'to Boundary Falls aud six miles  to Anaconda, where the road turns to  the east, while a road runs 1.5 miles  north to Greenwood, the largest, most;  central and only incorporated town in  Boundary Creek region.  "Much of this road is good, but very  dusty in dry weather, but much yet  requires great improvement. Tt takes  three days to travel 1'roni Penticton to  Marcus, stopping over night at Camp  McKinney and Grand Forks, after  spending one night at Penticton  "Roads branch off at Rock Creek.  Midway and Carson and cross into the  United States, while roads are built from  Greenwood and Grand Forks to the  camps. Good pack frails run in many  directions, and the prospector has easy  access to much of this country.  "Railroad charters are held, by two  companies; (a) by the Columbia and  Western from Robson,on the Columbia,  to Penticton: (b) the second charter recently bought by McKon/de and .Mann,  of Toronto, who are buying mining  properties near Greenwood, is for a line  from the coast to Penticton, thence via  Midway, Greenwood and Grand Forks  to the Columbia river. j  "Some have written of this region as  being rich   in   copper ores,   but as yet  this is not proved,but there are certainly large zones carrying from 1 to 3 and  ���i: per cent,   of   copper,   and some good  values.    About all   one  can  say at the  present stage of  very scanty development is  that   throughout   this   region  (apart from the quartz  veins and veins  of high grade on:) large ledges or mineralized" portions of the greenish, folds-  pathic  rock,   already  described,   from  which good  gold  assays   are obtained  and which  offer  every  inducement  to  extensive exploration.    If more concentrated   parts or   regular ore-chutes are  found, there is every reason to believe  that such ore  would   prove to he  very  profitable   as  such good,   but not pay.  values are   already   got  from  a. large  amount of mineralized rock mailer, and  even some good pay ore has been found  in the verv limited work done.''  There are several important camps  in this region,  where the development  work  is going slowly on on the more  promising   properties"     Central   camp  presents a variety of ores; in that on the  No. 7, Mable, Norfolk, New York, No.  ft, are gold or gold-silver bearing quartz  veins; on the Cornucopia, pyrhotite, on  City  of   Paris,   Oro, Golden  Rod, St.  Maurice, Lexington, auriferous copper  sulphides, and on  tlie Lincoln, quartz  with  argentiferous grey copper.    This  camp   is   locally   known   as    White's,  Douglas and At'wood's camps, and lies  at an elevation   of  4,000   to .4,500 feet  along the very heavily timbered mountain Spur, at the headof Douglas creek,  eight miles by trail from  Midway arid  five niiles from Boundary  Falls.   The  formation   consists   of   light   colored,  greenish schistose rock, cut by dykes  Which appear to have nearly the same  trend as   that   of   the  spur "and of the  schistose stratification, or about northeast by southeast.  A considerable amount of work has  been done on these properties. The  No. 7 was purchased for $13,800 by the  Boundary Mines Co., New York. A  strong vein, one to four feet wide of  blueish quartz, with considerable iron  pyrites and zinc blende and a little  galena dispersed along the central portion of the vein, is exposed by cuts for  nearly 1,000 feet.  On the Mable three veins have been  developed by shafts. On the Oro, adjoining- the Mable a shaft is sunk on a  strong vein. An 80-foot shaft on the  Golden Rod shows a good ledge. A  strong chute of ore is disclosed by two  shafts in the City of Paris, and on the  Lincoln, adjoining.  The St. Maurice Mining Society,  France, is operating the St. Maurice,  St. Lawrence, Jack of Spades. Other  locations have been made in this camp  on which both quartz veins and copper  bearing ledges have been found, but, as  yet, these, and those already mentioned,  are but slightiy developed, and the  workings on most of them are filled'  with water, little or no work having-  been done of late years. On the  advent of a railroad", with the consequent much more favorable shipping-  facilities, this camp will receive much  greater attention," and many of these  properties mentioned will be made shipping mines.  In Deadwood Camp conditions are  about the same as in Central. This  camp is from throe to four miles northwest of Greenwood City The important properties around it are the Mother  .Lode, Sunset, Green, Crown Siver and  Morrison, on all of which more or less  work has been done and strong ledges  shown up- The Boundary Mines Co. is  doing much to develop the properties of  this cam]).  A  road about   six  niiles   long runs  west irom Greenwood to Copper Camp,  which was at one time the scene of considerable work, although very little was  done in 1807.    The exposure on the Big  Copper attracted much attention  and  claims have been staked off for miles  along the supposed trend of this lead.  The" Big   Copper   is   about   4,400 feet  above sea  level.   Of the character of  the mineral showing  Mr. Carlyle says:  "Along   a   narrow  area of  crystaline  limestone is a zone of porphvrite very  highly   mineralized    with    haematite,  which also occurs in solid masses, and  at the contact with the lime stringers,  and  sheets of   this ore ramify through  the limestone.    Much of the porphvrite  has  been shattered, forming a breccia'  with a haematile cement, but this body |  al its waist is over 100 feet.    In the iron  some of the higher copper compounds,  such as  chalcocite, cuprite   and  even  metallic copper near the surface have  been found.  The Old Republican .Mining Co.,  owns s evoral Crown granted claims on  Smith's camp, near Anaconda or Greenwood. The principle claims hereabouts  j that have attracted much attention are  the Non-Such, Last Chance, Republic,  Golconda, Iva Lanore, and Boundary  Falls, on all of which a great amount of  tunnel and shaft work has been done  and the strong ledges shown up with  open cuts.  Providence   (.'amp   embraces    those  claims lying on either side of Boundary  creek at the town of Greenwood.    Here ]  in the band of hornblendic granite and  adjacent   highly   metamorphosed  sedi-j  mentai-y rock, are found small veins of j  high grade  silver ores, with good gold j  values.   The Boundary Creek M. <& M. j  Co.,   capital stock,  $l.,5i)U,000. owns ten I  claims on   the hills west of Greenwood,  and it, and other smaller owners, have  put a great amount of work on the properties  hereabouts.   These  veins  willi  prove   very   valuable   when    cheaper j  transportation facilities are provided,     j  Long Lake Camp embraces the claims j  located  on   either  side  of Long Lake,!  about seven miles  north  of Geonwood.i  This   camp   presents conditions  quitej  different   from   any yet   described, by i  reason  of   the   gold-bearing   veins   ofi  quartz and sulphides,  in the micaceous j  sc.hiests, quartzitcs  and eruptive grali  the two.  Here has been found ore quite  different from any found in this district,  but little work lnis been done except on  the Skylark.    Timber is plentiful and  roads can be easily built to any claim.  The  Skylark  is owned by G.Lavag-  uino,   Colorado,   and   was bought for  $15,000.    On  it al to 12 inch vein has  heeivfollowed for 80 feet, of nearly solid  mispickel, carrying come fine grained  galena and zinc blende and high silver  values.    On the dump are about 15 tons  of first-class ore, which, sampled and  assayed, gave 250 ounces silver and one  ounce gold per ton.   The   Boundarv-  HelenaGold Mining-Co.,  capital ��300,-  000, has done some work on the Helen,  with very good results and the property  is very promising.    An  opening of 29  feet long and 25 feet deep shows a small  but  will   mineralized   vein    under   a  smooth hanging wall, with at one place  a streak   four inches wide where,   the  vein   was   eight inches in  width, that  that gave an assay of 7.0 ozs, gold, 64,(-i  ozs. silver, 33 % lead.  The group of   claims,   spoken   of as  the Greenwood Camp, lies on the summit of the watershed, at an elevation of  4,700   feet,   between   Boundary    and  Fourth of July creeks, six miles' east of  Greenwood, and all  of the chief claims  lie near Wood's road, from Greenwood  to Grand Forks.   As the dividing line  passes along this summit,  such claims  as the Snowshoe, iGold Drop, Monarch,  Rawhide, etc., are in the Grand Forks  division, the Stemwinder, BrooklymOld  Ironsides,    Knob    Hill,''Idaho, ' Gray  ���Eagle, War Eagle,  Missing Link, etc",  in the Kettle River division.   It would  not be difficult to run   a railroad to a  convenient point in this camp, and such  will be necessary to transport cheaply  the ore   to   the" water supply, two or  three   miles  distant.    The ore  of this  camp is essentially, as yet, a low grade  gold bearing yellow copper, dissemeni-  ated with  haematite and some calcite  through altered greenish fine-grained  eruptive rock,  but massive magnetite  iron ore bodies have been found along  the apparent trend of  leads in which is  the copper ore. '  McKenzie and Mann recently purchased the Stemwinder and they are  also interested in the Montezuma and  Phoenix claims adjoining the Stem-  winder. The Knob-Hill Gold Mining-  Co., capital $1,500,000, is working the  Knob-Hill. The ore body on this property is fully 50 feet wide, of nearly  solid fine-grained magnetite, carrying a  small percentage of copper. This claim  lies just south bf Old Ironsides and the  ledge is the same. The ore showings  on all claims in this camp are highly  they   sold,   and no dispute has arisen  concerning those so staked: but in addition  to   those   claims   they located   a  number   of   claims for other persons���  outsiders���in particular the defendant  Archibald   (June  21,   189B,)   staked  a  claim, known as the Dorothy Morton.  He says  it was staked on the understanding that he was to  have one-half  non-assessable intereet  for staking it,  and that the other half was to belong to  Chick and Moody,   by   whom the fees  'were, to be paid.' On tins other hand, the  plaintiff,  McNerhanie, claims that he,  under the original agreement, was entitled to a one-third in the half coming  to Archibald, and it was in consequence  of this dispute that this action was commenced   on   October 8,   1897.,. It  was  tried before me at Vancouver, before a  common jury, who found that the conversation relied upon by McNerhanie as  establishing a partnership actually took  place, and that the partnership agreement   then arrived  at applied to the  Dorothy   Morton.   On April 10, 1897,  Chick,   in   whose   name   the Dorothy  Morton   was    recorded,   conveyed   to  Archibald an undivided one-half interest in the   claim,   and   by a document,  dated July 18,1897, Chick,  Moody and  Archibald   entered into an agreement  with Messrs.   Lang and   Ryan for the  sum   of  $20,000.   payable   as   follows:  Sl,000 on   the   deposit in escrow of the  Crown grant and a conveyance of the  mineral claim; this  was paid,on January 7, 1898; $8,000 on January 19, 1898;  $8^000 on April 19, and the balance on  June 19,1898.   This agreement was recorded on July 26,  1897.   McNerhanie,  who  was  a free miner at the time the  original agreement was formed, and at  the time the Dorothy Morton was staked, permitted his certificate to expire  interest in the mine, it could not be  suggested that he would be entitled.to  a portion of the proceeds arising from  the sale of the claim. The plaintiff, by  letting his license expire, put section 9  into operation, and that section conveyed to the defendant all the plaintiff's interest. In James vs. Queen, L. R. 5,  Chan. D. 153, it is pointed out that  considerations of hardship or supposed  hardship cannot enable the court to  enlarge an act of Parliament, or enable  the court to give in favor of a person  who has nothing but a mere statutory  right, an equitaole right where the act  4,000 IN SILVER  Richness  of Mollie Hughes  Ore a Surprise.  AN ABUNDANCE OF   FINE STUFF  has merely given a legal right. The  Mineral Act must be taken as it stands,  in favor of each partner or co-partner  who continues to be a free miner.  There must be judgment of non-suit.  Hughes  AMKRICAN    VICTORIES.  Spanish Ports Bombarded and Her Ships  T>estroyed at Manila.  The first real engagement of the war  Camp Summit c'lies at the head of  Fisherman creek, and is two miles by  trail from Greenwood, and about eight  by the roan. It is in the Grand Forks  mining division. Here, as in all the  other" camps named, the properties  show up well as far as work has progressed.  The Wellington camp, in the Grand  Forks division, lies about two miles  south of Greenwood camp, 7.5 miles!  from the town of Greenwood anil 14  from Grand Forks. The wagon road  between these places passes close by  all the workings nn these claims. The  Brandon and Golden Crown Gold Mining Co., Ltd., . Rossland, is operating  extensively here, and other wealthy  companies'are taking hold of the rich  properties of this camp.  Considerable prospecting was done  last year up Pass creek, also up the  main Kettle river, the findings being  mostly silver-galena veins and pyrrho-  tite, carrying- gold or silver values.  YVhat is known as Brown's Camp is  situated about ten miles by road and  trail up the North Fork. Most of the  country hereabouts is well-timbered  and the North Fork has fine water  powers. Quite a number of claims have  been staked off close by, and some work  has been done on most of them, but  only enough to demonstrate the continuity of the leads At the junction of  North Fork and Main Kettle river, in a  wide valley in which are several fine  fruit and grain ranches, where irrigated, the town of Grand Forks has grown  rapidly, but at the present time everything is very quiet pending the, coining  of a  railroad.  iHroiri'.wr   .iiimuiKxr,  A11V c tit ik'  III!'  Mi  Ownership of  iiinj;  Property.  a  Valuable  judgment  lustiee  ite.   The mountains are lofty with steep |  slopes from the lake, some of the claims !  lying from 2,ooo to :-!,0'.)0 feet above the  lake, out of which Hows Granite creek.  With the exception of the Jewel claim,  little work other than assessment has  been done, on any of the. many promis-  i  ng properties.  The Skylark  Camp lies two miles east  of Greenwood, between the Wood's and  Greenwood roads, on a road connecting  The   following   important  was delivered last week by Mr.  Irving  in   the   mining  case of McNer-'  hanie vs. Archibald et al.:  Inthe  summer  of   1895  the  plaintiff j  and   the     defendant     struck     up   an!  acquaintanceship which resulted in the j  plaintiff inviting the defendant and one!  Murchie to go up to Phillips arm.where i  they lived  tog-ether   for  some  months.:  and   there   they   prospected   for  somej  mineral claims.    After the plaintiff had'  shown   tho  defendant   some  ledges,   it  was agreed that the  three, should stake  out some mineral claims for themselves,  and   the   plaintiff   proposed   that they  should be interested in everything thai  was staked, to which the defendant and  Murchie agreed.    The three  then staked a number of claims,   some   for themselves in   their   several  names.    These  on July 25, 1897, and did not take out a  free miner's licence until about August  7, 189,7. In this action the plaintiff seeks  to have it declared  (1.) that he was a,  partner with the defendant in the location of the Dorothy Morton; (2) that he  is entitled to one-third of the undivided  half of the Dorothy Morton standing in  Archibald's name; (3) that he is entitled  to a one-sixteenth part or share of the  unpaid monies in  the hands of Messrs  Ryan and Lang.   Tile-defendant, in his  defence, after denying that  there was  any partnership agreement,and,further,  that, if there was, the Dorothy Morton  was   not   staked under   it, set up as a  defence that  the plaintiff had. on July  25th, 1897, permitted his certificate to  expire,   and   that, under the Mineral  Act, 1896, (the benefit of which the defendant claimed), the plaintiff had lost  his rights, if anv, in the  Dorothv Morton. "The plaintiff, on July   2fi',   1897.  had permitted   his free miner's certificate to expire,  and   the   defendant, on  motion for judgment, pursuant to leave  reserved, asked for a non-suit, on the  ground  that   sections 9 and S81 of  the  Mineral Act, prevent the plaintiff from  maintaining thisaction.  Mr. Macdonell  contended   that   these   sections  relate  merely to revenue, and are not intended to cover a case of this kind���that is,  where the plaintiff claims a share in the  proceeds,   and   not an   interest  in the  mine���citing Stewart v. Mett,2t S.C.R..  to point  out  his distinction.    He bases  his claim to  proceeds on  the   fact that  the defendant was a trustee for plaintiff  ;it the time of the making of the agreement for same.   Section 9 declares that,  subject to the proviso  thereinafter contained (there are some three or four) no  person shall be recognized���that means,  recognized by everybody, including tho  Court���as having any  right or interest  in or to any mineral  claims  unless   he  shall have a free miner's certificate unexpired.    That part  of the section may  be said to be   merely  for  revenue purposes, but   I   do not think so.    In my  opinion, the existance  of an unexpired  free miner's  certificate is a limitation,  or  rather a  conditional limitation (see  in Machu, 21 Ch. D.. 838), providing for  the termination of the miner's estate, or  for its abiidgiuent by operation of law.  But the act does not stop there.    It goes j  on to declare that  the defaulting-  per-1  son's rights and  interests in or to  any j  mineral claim   shall be absolutely for- j  foitod���that is. to the Crown���provided. I  however, in tlie case  of co-partnership j  f's. 9), or in the  case of partnership  (s. j  ���SI). the failure shall  not  cause a foii'ei-  tore or act as  an  abandonment  of the)  claim, but the interest  of tho co-owner,  or the  partner  making default,  shall,  ipso facto, he and become vested in the  continuing- co-owner or partner.    This  seems to me to  amount  to an absolute  statutory declaration,that on July 2i;th,  ISiifi, tho plaintiff forfeited to the Crown  his right in  the claim,  and  that thereupon   the  claim   became vested in the  defendant���or perhaps in the purchaser  Chick and the defendant.  the question   i.s.   however,   immateria  The foundation of the plaintiff's claim in  this action is that some properly, or interest iu'property,   to which he was entitled ha'1 been taken away or withheld  from liim.    The jury have   found in lii^-  favor   that   a    partnership   agreement  with reference to   this claim was made  in July,    is;i.-).   but   the   failure   -of ihe  plaintiff to renew his   license   in   .Inly.  1897, .took away from   him   his   interest  in the claim, and   unless  he  had an interest in the claim,  I do not see liow he.  can demand the proceeds  which represent that interest.    If at  the very  last  of tlie dav upon   which the certifi  was the bombardment of Matanzas, on  the 28th, by the American ships. Of it  a reliable despatch says; '  Admiral Sampson this afternoon bombarded   and   destroyed    the   Spanish  batteries in   position  and in course of  construction at the entrance to the harbor   of  Matanzas.   The  flagship New  York,   the   monitor   Puritan   and the  cruiser Cincinnati  were engaged.    Not  one of the American ships  was struck,  the Spanish gunnery being' wild.  There  is no means of knowing the casualties  of the Spanish side.   They must be considerable.    While the New York, Puritan arid Cincinnati were reconnoitering  in force for the purpose of locating and  destroying   formidable defences being  constructed, the flagship was fired upon  by batteries   at   Point Rubalcaya and  Point Mayan, guarding the entrance to  the   harbor.   The   New York   replied,0  firing   her   forward eight-inch gain on  the port side.   She steamed boldly in  I between the batteries and soon blazed  away with both broadsides.    The Puri  I tan steamed in behind the   New York  and engaged the fortification at Point  Maya while  the New York  went starboard   close up and poured shells into  the Bubalcaya. The Cincinnati remained well astern  under orders, signalled  for permission to engage and was soon  firing her guns at the fort on the west,  side of the bay.   The batteries fired explosive shells and fell wide of the mark.  One burst just beyond the stern of the  New York and   the shrapnel  shot exploded   above   the   bow.    It  took  the  three ships   18 minutes   to   silence the  batteries.   The   last shot  fired by  the  Spanish came  from   Point Rubalacaya.  The   Puri tain   replied   with a  12-inch  gun.    The shell struck the battery with  wonderful accuracy and blew up'a portion of it." After waiting  for the Spanish to renew the engagement the ships  withdrew, leaving both ruins.  The richness of the Mollie  ore surpasses belief. An assay made  by Howard West on Monday, from ore  taken out of the shaft Sunday night,  went ��28.65 in gold and 4,039 2/10 ozs.  silver.  The work thus far on the property  has demonstrated the great value of the  ore and the permancy of the ledge, and  is a very good indication of what the  mine will be when work is begun in  earnest and shipping begins. At the  present time the force of men is kept  down to what can be employed in three-  openings with night and day shifts.  But as soon as more can be used they  will be put on.  Surveying- of the property g-oes on.  Several' claims have been cut out in  part, if not wholly, among them the  Mary Durham, which also has a good  ledge showing.  Two tunnels are being run to tap the  ledge at a depth of about 60 feet. The  ledge will be encountered in 30 feet,  when, if the ore chute holds good, the  richest ore ever mined in the Slocan will  be knocked doAvn.  The ore that is now. being taken  out comes from a shaft which is down  aboTit 20 feet. The ledge has gradually  widened from the surface and on Mori-  day was two and a half feet in width.  This ledge has been stripped for 1,500  feet, and several tons of this rich ore is  now on the dump. Ore cars have arrived and one was taken to the mine Monday to use in running the ore from the  shaft to the sheds.  David Moore, representing the Trail ���  smelter, was in-New Denver the first  of the week and opened negotiations  for the Mollie Hughes ore. Mr. Moore  is looking over the Slocan in search of  dry ore, to use in connection with the  wet ore when the smelter starts operations. He i.s after just such ore as that  of the Mollie Hughes, and owners of  dry ore properties will have no trouble  hereafter in getting a very cheap rate  for the treatment of this class of ore.  A    HUMAN    WRECK.  George  Cooper   Meets a  as ii Result   of  Horrible  Drink.  Death  riltj'SUlX*;   OUK.I3AT OK  SPAIN.  Admiral Dewey's fleet has destroyed  the Spanish fleet at Manila and captured the forts there, and later dispatches  state that the Philippine islands are  taken by the Americans, the stars and  stripes are now Hying over them. Following is the Spanish report of tbe engagement at Manila:  "Last night, April 30, the batteries at  the entrance to the forts announced the  arrival of the enemy, forcing a passage  under the obscurity of the. night. At  daybreak the enemy took up positions,  opening witn a strong fire against Fort  Caviteand Ta-rdenal." Our fleet engag-'-i  ed the enemy in a brilliant combat, protected by the Cavite and Manila forts.  They obliged the enemy, with heavy  loss, to maneuver repeatedly.  "At 9   o'clock   the   Americans  took  refuge   behind   the   foreign   merchant j  shipping on  the   east  side of the   bay.  Our   fleet,    considering   the   enemy's  superiority, naturally suffered a severe,'  loss.   The Maria Chris!inn is on lire anil j  another   ship,    believed   to be the Don j  Juan <le Austria, was blown up.   There j  was considerable  loss  of life.    Captain;  Cardaro/.a.    commanding-     the    Maria j  Christiana, is among the killed." '  The naval bureau at Manil sends the j  following report signed Montojo. ad-j  miral: I  ���'In the middle of the night the American squadron forced the forts and oefore  daybreak appeared off Cavite The  night was completely dark. At half  past 7 o'clock the bow of the Reiua  Maria Christina took fire and soon after  the. poop also was burned. At s o'clock,  with mv staff. I went, mi board the Isle  That part of; ���f(_;���ba. The Reina Maria Christina  and the Castilla   were then ontirelv inl  and altogether  most   shocking  sight.  ve  ed.  to  th.  mi  oped in flames.  ���The other shins ha vim  into  Baker  retired into   Ba  ie sunk" to prevent:  hand of i he oiieim  lour ot tlie day upon   wiucn  cate. expired, had he executed a conveyance, in favor of the defendant of all   his  >eon daiiiag-  bay.    Some  had  their failing into  The losses are  iieroiis. nolabl.v Captain Canlar/.o. a  priest and nine other persons."  London. May !. ��� Dispatches received I  from Madrid state that serious fighting!  has occurred off Cavite. Philippine!  islands While it. is quite clear that tlie!  Spanish squadron has suffered a crush-!  ing- defeat, the dispatches leave, unclear ;  the intensely interesting- question \  whether the Ainerican squadron has;  suffered material damage. All news j  thus far co iocs from Spanish sources.      ;  ''Yesterday morning-, says the Nelson  Tribune, acting constable Thompson  found George Cooper wandering round  in the eastern part of the city, in a  shocking condition. His tongue was  hanging- out of his mouth and badly  svoileri. with a gaping wound on the  tip of it. The neck and face were also  swollen and discolored,  he presented   a  When spoken to, Cooper could not  speak iutellig'ibly.so Thompson brought  him up to TeetzeFs drug store, while  he went to Dr. Hall to secure a ticket of,  admission for tlii! man into the'Kootenay Lake General Hospital. Thompson had hardly left before the man  expired, those in attendance being of  the opinion that he had died of poisoning. Dr. A--":ur, coroner, was notified  and an imp; ��� ��� was held in the afternoon.  ���'Cooper was a painter by trade, and  had worked in various parts of the district. He was much given to drink,  and would resort to various schemes to  appease, his appetite for whiskey. He  had been working for a while recently  and then got off on a drunk. Thursday  he was wandering round the streets.  with eyes rolling and an open pocket  knife in his hand. Tn the afternoon he  was noticed to jab the knife blade in his  tongue, causing the blood to flow freely, and lie went around in this condition, pointing to his mouth when asked  any question. He was also observed  sticking toothpicks'into the wound "  (.'Ooper will be remembered in New  Denver. When broke -he has been  known to wound himself to get into the  hospital for a while.. This he did at  New Denver last summer while working for C. W. Aylwin Cooper struck  himself on the leg with a hammer, causing a nasty wound, and ho endeavored  to get into the hospital here.  DISTKKT    MKICTIVG.  II  connection with the Methodist District meeting held this week- in New  Denver, the following ministers were  present Rossland. ('. Ladner: Trail,  \V. Culvert: Nelson. George II. Morden  and W. Hicks: Kaslo. C. A. Procunier.  B.D.: Sandon. A. M. Sandford. B.A.  A NOTIIKK    CEI'IIESKXTATIVK.  Victoria. May -1 .��� -Government gives  another representative to the. Slocan.  The boundaries are nor settled vet. THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 5, 1898.  Fifeh Yeajb.  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months -...���* .7S  Six "  1.2-r>  Twelve "          a.w>  Three years  ���r,.��"  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent 'insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C Jirrcspoiidenee 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  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that tlie editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  ding buildings that make the homes  more convenient and handsomer to  look at; gradually the lots, blocks  and streets are being cleared ot unsightly stumps and rock piles, and  places that last year were discouraging to a. lazy man, are suddenly  transformed into fresh and green  garden patches and prettily laid out  flower gardens. It is by the individual efforts of its people that a city-  is built up���just such effort as the  people ot the Slocan lake metropolis  are putting forth.  ing to see silver reach 75 cents, or  even $1, an ounce if the war holds  out for six months or a year.  Silver will probably be coined as  fast as the American and Spanish  mints can turn it out, Silver money  will be demanded for home use by  both nations. Gold will fly to the  banks and out of general circulation.  It will be placed and held for the  government's use in its foreign business. An increased volume of both  silver and paper money will be put  in circulation and will have to be  maintained and further increased to  lubricate the channels ot trade.  Capital will not be slow to grasp  the opportunities offered in this great  l__il_Hrr -i -------����-���-���---"-���-������-  TEURSDAF,  MAY 5.  1898.  SCRAPS l'KOM THK  EDITOR'S DKSK.  It isn't the largest hole that makes  the best mine, nor is it the cow that  wears the loudest bell that gives the  ���richest milk.  War is a funny thing. Spain "tried  by every honorable means to avoid  it", and the United States "has tried  every honorable means of avoiding  it."    As the cow-bell serenade begins we  are reminded that the government  appropriation for the improvement of  the public property has not been received and expended.  The war news to date has been  very thin, but, as the colored gentleman remarks when he brings home  a diminutive turkey from the raffle,  "De breed am small, but de flavor  am delicious."  COIN'    BACK   TO    JANK,  The coast papers are unable to ex  press themselves on the Yukon rail  way deal in plain newspaper type.  They have boosted the thing along j silver-lead country, and the prospects  until their plain vocabulary is ex- j 0f an early recovery from the existing-  hausted and now they are resorting j depression are indeed bright,  to the yellow journal methods to impress their readers with the importance of their claims for the questionable scheme. They only want the  government to contribute about eight  million dollars to the scheme, and are  showing impatience because they  can't make the public believe it is a  good thing. There is no doubt that  the building of the road would benefit  the coast cities, but Vancouver and  Victoria do not embrace the whole  province of B. C. Thev are, indeed,  a very small part of it.  WON'T    OV1SKX.OOK   VS.  There is much more wind about  the 'var thus far than solid shot. It  seems that our cousins have got to  let off a certain amount of blow before they can get down to business,  Bat they will soon close the escape  valve, then look out.  Definitions: Tortugas means turtle, Vizcaya means Biscay, Blanco  means white, Matanzas means  slaughter house, Audaz means daring,  Porto Rico means rich port, Cienfue-  gos means a hundred fires, a blue  pencil mark means pay up.  A sectional war is on between the  new towns Cranbrook and Wardner.  Says the Cranbrook paper: "On the  dav that both Wardner and Cranbrook have a railroad, Cranbrook's  population will exceed Wardner'snot  less than three to one." What an inducement this is to railroad builders! i  Been thinkin' fer a month er two o' goin' back  again  An' axin'Janc ef she'll forgive, tho ol'mistakes  an' pain.  Not that she aiu 't, to blainc���but nights an' days  are mighty long  'Thout nary   word o'  woman's love an' nary  baby song.  While passin1 by the little farm not long ago I  seed  The place looked lonesoincr, it seemed, than they  wus any need,  With April smilin' ever'where���the honey-bees  a-booni,  The apple trees all greenjlike, an' the hollyhawks  in bloom.  What made it wuss, our little boy wus sittin' in  the door,  An' never seemed to know me more'11 some one  not seed liefore;  "An'ef he's done forgot," I thouuht, "supposin'  that he dies.  He would not know me should I find my home  beyond the skies."  An' then big (ears come blindin' me, as I looked  back to learn  That temper in most married lives kills that fer  which we yearn;  An' I'm convinced it's much our fault ef joy  don't come along���  Bylookln', we might see the rose, an'listen in',  hear the song.  ' ���-Will T. Hale.  The latest novelties in Millinery and  Dress Goods, etc., just received at Mrs.  Merkley's.   NEEDED   ENCOURAGEMENT.  aiik off Moetreal  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     896,850.04  HEAD    OFFICE,   MONTKEAt.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. Gr. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clotjston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager.  ���>!____�� m -__d ^_r!_Nx__i"Hi^s_r4_%��__a"1  " Shamed by the Beasts.11  An expert who has canvassed the  growth of American trusts finds that  fully 200 such organizations are now  in existence, with a total capital in  stocks and bonds of $3,662,000,000.  This capitalization is equal to 56 per  cent, of the aggregate capital credited to all manufactures in the United  States by the census of 1890. "To  trust is to bust"���-the small fry.  The Klondike boom is petering out  and it will take more than the coast  papers can do to give it legs to carry  it over the summer. Returning go'd-  seekers are becoming more numerous  daily, and their disappointment is too  great for them to keep it to themselves. They will talk. And man  is never so eloquent as when he is  forced by circumstances to tell what  a fool he has been.  It is a heart-breaking thing to be  out of a job in a strange land, far  away from home and mother and the  little ones, and with Klondike proclivities largely developed in the  youthful breast; but there are thousands of young men in just that condition roaming the streets of tlie coast  and sound cities, and more arc coming with every train from the east.  Cheap fares, cheap advertising, cheap  Klondike stories are dointr it.  The eastern Canadian   press is almost unanimous  in  condemning the  action of the Dominion parliament in  throwing   out   the   Corbin   charter.  They look upon it as a serious step  in the wrong direction, and a decided  setback to this province.    Vancouver  and   Victoria   papers  are.    not   yet  through applauding the action. They  see in it the possible prevention  of  open competition in this region.   The  eastern press favored the bill because!  it  would  help the  whole province.  The Twin Cities opposed it because it  would not give them exclusive con  tr.d of the business of the Boundary  country.  The citizens of New Denver have  hit upon the right plan of making  this a safe, sound and staple city. No  better evidence could be desired than  is shown in the  general  effort to im-  The Vancouver News-Advertiser  offers some sound advice to the citizens of the coast cities in relation to  their eagerness to blow wind into the  Klondike bubble at the expense of  the more substantial Kootenay districts, and in their efforts to restrict  the advancement of the district to  suit their own business interests. It  says: "The people who dwell therein give to the provincial treasury  more than they take from it. But  they ask in return that we shall not  hamper them by unwise restriction  on their enterprise; not impose artificial obstacles in the way of their  free communication with the outside  world; not attempt to force into other  channels the commerce which will  naturally follow along the line of  least resistance. They ask from us  no more than we should demand were  the relative positions of both of us reversed. We do not need to neglect  the possibilities of the Yukon for the  certainties of the Kootenay, but at  the same time we shall be guilty of  folly if we so exhaust the financial  strength ot the Province in a mad  rush after the former, that we have  no resources left for the easier securing of the latter."  There is the ring of truth in these  words, and it did not require the  turning loose of the ' 'cap" case to express it. We of the Kootenay are  proud of the showing made by the  district, and we are not going to be  sidetracked by a newspaper boom of  a greatly over-rated country. If the  business men of the coast cities in  general, and our lawmakers in particular, would pay more attention to  the development of the mining resources of the province by legitimate  business methods, and do less chasing   squire,   no   man  knows   what a great  after rainbows,   less booming of ques-  source o' incouragement Tildy Ann wuz  Silas Perkins, had rented land from  Squire Dowling, and soon after he moved into the new home his wife died, says  the Atlanta Journal. Silas remained at  home with very dejected spirits for several days, but early one morning called  at Squire Dowling's house and said:  "Squire, I ain't in nO fix to make a  crap."  "Oh, brace up, Silas," said the squire.  "I know it is bad for a man to lose his  wife, especially such a helpful and encouraging one as yours,but it will not do  to give up."  "Yes, but I ain't got no incouragement  a tall."  "Oh, I'll give you all the help you  need, and do what I can to make life  pleasant for you."  "Yas, but you'll hev to gimme incouragement or I can't do nothin'."  "Well, that's what I'm doing,isn't it?"  "Naw, you're jest a-talkin' 'about  what I orter do. I'll hev to git some encouragement ter work like my wife uste  to girnmer."  "That's what I'm givin' to you."  "Shore 'miff?"  "Certainly."  "Well, jest come down to my shack  every mornin'an' say jest oz sharp an'  gingery ez you kin, 'Git outen the bed,  Silas Perkins, you low down ecallawag.  You air the sorriest an' no ercountest  critter in forty miles er here, an' ef you  don't hussel right outen here, I'll have  the whitecaps arter you this very night.'  That's the speech Tildy Ann hez been  makin' to me every mornin' these fifteen  years back, an' things peers lonesome  an' disolate at home without it. Then  after you've made that speech you want  to fling a chair an' two or three pots into  the bed an' fetch a yell like er wild  Injun. Then I'll scratch myself an'  yawn, an' begin ter crawl out. No, suh,  knows   what  Speaking- ahout the continuous strife and struggle for position, influence and wealth, we sometimes find one who expresses the spirit of true  living, " Peace on earth, good will to men." Such  a personage ia Joaquin Miller, the versatile poet  of the Pacific slope���who never did anything  meaner to fellow man than risk his kind heart  aiid noble life in a trip to the Klondike. Did you  ever hear what he says on this subject? There  is satisfaction in every line of it:  Is it worth while that we jostle a brother.  Hearing Ill's load out the rough road of life?  Is it worth while that we jeer at each other  In blackness of heart���that we war to the knife?  God pity us all in our pitiful strife.  God pity us all as we jostle each other;  God pardon us all for the triumphs we feel  When a fellow gets down 'neath his load on the  heather,  Pierced to the heart; words are keener than steel  And mightier far for woe or for weal.  Were It not well, in this brief little journey  On over the isthmus, down into the tide,  We give him a fish instead of a serpent,  Ere folding the hands to he and abide  F.irever and aye in dust at his side?  Look at the roses saluting each other;  Look at the herds all at peace on the plain-  Man, and man only, makes war on his brother.  And laughs in his heart at his peril and pain:  Shamed by the beasts that go down on the plain.  All bills contracted by the  firm of Walker Bros. &  Baker, will be paid by  the undersigned, and all  accounts outstanding are  payable to Walker &  Baker, under which name  and style the business  will hereafter be carried  on. Thanking the Sloean  public for the liberal  -patronage we have received in the past, and  hoping to merit a nontin-  Uiince of public confidence  and patronage, we remain yours to please,  WALKER & BAKER.  Furniture Dealers,  Undertakers and Kmbalmers.  C. S. RASHDALL.  .Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  and BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED   Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  H. T.BRAGDON,  ^mmomi^tm��mm^mmm^mmmmaummmH^mma^ami^mmmtm^ammmmm^m^mmimmi^m^MamaKmmamHm .  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agenta for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stockB of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  n my line.  W. S. Dhkwiiy  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twiog  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY &TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, MeNeil Code.  iSrRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  j^# L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  ���p    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  ]^.E. palmer, c.e.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  OTEL^SANDON,  ^K ^ ^ ^ -=^\ 5S  Sandon, B.C.  'TPHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to aceommodate a large  number of G-uests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort iii  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  tionable stock companies, less bonus'  lug of paper railroads, less theorising  on the wealth-producing schemes to  be adopted, it would be better for all  concerned. What British Columbia  needs is the development of what she  has certainly got, and this by methods  that will benefit the many, not the  few. The people nor the country are  not receiving any benefit from the  granting of land and privileges to  charter-mongers and unscrupulous  companies, as has been done by the  present government.  Since the outbreak of war it has  been a noticeable fact that the price  of silver has been more steady, with  an upward tendency. Before the  trouble between Spain and the United  States became a sure thing silver  was daily fluctuating. It was up  and down, from 53 to 56 cents, this  apparently being as low as it would  go. But since hostilities began the  price has never dropped, and has  advanced steadily until now it is 57  cents. Lead, too, has taken an upward movement. In London Spanish  lead has advanced from ��4, 8s. 6d to  ��1. Ms. 2d.  This movement in silver and lead  is perhaps not so much the result of  tlie increased demand for these metals as it is from causes arising from  the impairment of commerce from  Spain and the United States. Both  of these countries are heavy shippers  of these metals, and while commerce  is so uncertain the price will go up.  prove the .streets, the open property j The advance will in all probability  and residences.    Slowly they are ad-! continue and it  would not be surpris-  ���rin  OUTLOOK    BKIGHTJEK.  to poor rne.  SKYLARK   AND    KAN'GHU.  W. A. Coplen, one of the owners of  the Skylark and Ranger mineral claims,  Lemon creek, was in New Denver this  week, and brings the best of reports of  the claims. Work has been pushed  there during-the winter months,and has  advanced far enough to permit of shipping in. the near future' A splendid  ledge has been uncovered, and ore will  be taken out and regular shipments  made during the summer or in the fall.  On the Chapleau,an adjoining property,  work has been pushed steadily on the  ledge which has much improved with  depth.  "I am disgusted, sir," said the Kentucky colonel, "at the wholesale way in  which the governor of Alabama is making colonels by appointment of citizens  to his staff."  "You did not acquire your rank in that  way, I presume?"  "No, sir; I am a colonel by hereditary  right. My father and grandfathers were  colonels before me. sir."  P.O. Box 214,  G  Sandon, B.C  1W1LL1M & .JOHNSON.  (MeGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Sloean  Citv, -      -      -      -  B <:  fiOTELts op Kootenay  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  ASSAYE^S OF B. G.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  JljOWAKD WEST,  Assoc. H S M, Loudon, Eng  MINING- ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported on  for  in  tending purchasers.  Assay ollice and Chemical  Laboratory. Belle-  vueavc. New Denver. HC,  Choice Groceries & Provisions  @/@/��/CALL ON/��/$/$  HAM & CRAWFORD,  SIXTH STREET, NEW DENVER.  .^-Prices are right and Goods Always Fresh.  The Royal Seal Ci^armade in Nelson  is one of the best cigars on the market.  Gents' Furnishings, Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes are selling at cost  at Mrs. Merkley's.  The latest in hats at Hoben's.  New  Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  I filfl^ raerwear; ready-  made Clothing,  g Neck wear, Hats,  *^9 and Caps, Boots  and Shoes ��� the  most complete stock in the lake section���at prices as low as it is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into our show- window.  We are displaying a fine line of  novelties.  McLach/an & McKay,  New Denver.  J. M. lM. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  D  R. A.S. MARS  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicagii  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE ft AVISON, Proprietors.  Travelers  Will find the  ��� ft  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E.,  I ominion & Provincial  La d Surveyor.  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Sloean City.  GETHING & HENDERSON, Proprietors.  108 Bishopsgate St.  [within]  The  BriM  LONDON ENG.  Subset-    ���    Columbia  Review  Subscription, $2.50 per annum  To   Brokers,   Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims, Mining Engineers, Assayera,  Journalists and others:���  Sloean Citv. B.C  Service to our fellow men should lie  made not a substitute for piety, but an  expression of it.���Josiah Strong.  ssay  upplie:  of  all   kinds,   call   on or  write.  W.F Jeetzel & Co,  Advertise in the B.  C. Review,    The  only   representative   B.    C.   Journal   in  K��xoPo.     A Good investment  DR. MILLOY,  DRUGGISTS, Nelson, B.C.  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon. Fifth Year.  THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 5, 1898.  The Great North-west-  Edmonton.���In     Northern   Alberta  there are millions of acres of land free to  the homesteader, rich, productive land,  where the   average   crop   per   acre   is  greater than in Manitoba, and the grain  sound   and   full.   From   a point some  hundreds of miles north of here came  the wheat which took the prize at the  Philadelphia Exhibition  in the centennial year   of   1876, and that fact alone  should establish, beyond doubt or cavil,  the singular productiveness  of this vast  upland region   in foothills  of the west.  Ib it not a matter of importance to the  people of Canada that the great capabilities of this territory, well wooded, watered   by   innumerable  rivers,  where the  forces of nature are favorable to the progress of man,   should  be  made widely  known throughout the world?   What is  it that is  giving the statesmen  of the  mother land deep concern at the present  time?   The scarcity of the food supply  And  I have spoken before of the marvellous  movement of population westward.  Here  is where the great current trends northwards, and if the immigration continues  in its present proportion,  and there are  no evidences of cessation,  the country  north of here will soon  hold an agricultural and mining population that even  Clifford Sifton will have to defer to.  The  trains which come in here from Calgary  three times   a   week are   crowded and  complaints of delay at the other end of  the line have become so forcible that it  is probable that a daily service will have  to be   supplied to  meet public requirements.     Not  only   is   the   passenger  service congested, but the freight department has all it can do to handle the tons  upon tons of freight daily in transit.   As  an index to the business done, it is said  that the charges   upon  freight arriving  here in one month totalled 845,000, so an  idea may be formed of the bulk of supplies of all kinds coming in.   The town  is responding to the increased prosperity  and merchants are carrying stocks which  few retail stores in Toronto could handle.  The Hudson's Bay Company have :i large  establishment, and McDougall & Secord  produced under the Hag,   And how can ; who do��������� ext'ensive fur trading business  that food supply be augmented if we do   }n the interior, have erected a fine three  not invite the world to come  in  and till I storied   brick  the productive soil here yearly lying in  ���waste?   There  are millions throughout  the world, strong sturdy and industrious  men, famishing from land hunger, and  <lo not   know  now to satisfy their longings.    There they can make   homes for  themselves and raise their families amid  plenty.   The cheap fares which have resulted   from the   railway   warfare,  and  may the battle long continue when the  gain is   to   the   people admit of these  lands being reached fiom either seaboard  for about $35,  and settlers' effects from  Ontario points   can   be brought in car  load lots for   09   cents a hundred,  the  settler having the privilege of riding free  with   his   stock.   Yet Mr.   Sifton says  these things must not be spoken of until  Manitoba has been filled, when he will  probably make arrangements to dispose  of  the   overflow.     Is   this   statesmanship or the wisdom   of the pettifogger  intrusted with tasks, the importance of  ���which are beyond   his comprehension?  Sir Wilfrid Laurier,   who   has won the  respect of millions of men, both  Liberal  .and   Conservative,   by his manly Can-  Adianism,   has    started   out   to   make  Canada  a   great country, and  millions  will support him in thatlaudable undertaking.    But he will find thatifhepei-  ."   mits his gentleness of disposition to sway  his judgment,   and if he condones the  grave mistakes and dangerous incapacity  of his Minister of the Interior, he will  ibe   handicapped   in   a   field   where he  rshould make his gravest successes.    The  ���Conservative party was so long in office  that it became arrogant and over-bearing, and when the illustrious leader of  that party, no unworthy phototype for  the statesman who leads   the   Government to-day, relinquished   power with  his life, the mediocrities whom he left  behind, and who thought themselves as  rgreatas be, began' quarrelling as to who  should be   first, and cliques rose up to  rule, men of the party had either to be  with them or against them.   Those who  -opposed became the prey of the political  .-assassin  or were  whispered to death by  professional   calumniators.    The   insolence of office was fully demonstrated by  those who clung to power.   But the day  of i-eckoning came, and at the first opportunity the poople incontinently ejected  them as  men  who no longer worthy of  confidence.   It   was   thought  that   the  sordid, shallow ways  of   the petty politicians in federal affairs went with them.  There is   a strong   suspicion that they  linger   somewhere   still.    It is   for   Sir  Wilfrid Laurier to reassure tbe  people  on this point by having in his   Ministry  high-minded,     trustworthy,      upright,  patriotic men who will guard the public  interests as they would their own.  To turn  to more  interesting themes.  I live in Fraser Avenue, as that portion  of the great  Athabasca road within the  corporate limits of  Edmonton  is called.  A couple of blocks below is the barracks  of a detachment of  the Mounted Police,  Inspector Snider in command.    Further  down is Nagle's corral, now tenanted by  a band of horses, but  recently occupied  by a fine collection  of  train  dogs, longhaired, agile, and strong to go.    A week  or so ago they 'were hurriedly   got into  harness ttnd sent off with a party of men  and supplies to the Grand Rapids of the  ;Saskatchewan, where this town has undertaken   to   clear   the channel  of obstructing boulders  at  its  own expense.  It was quite a sight for eastern   men to  see these animals dash off with the leaded sleds, an lndiau running on ahead to  break the   way  and   an  Indian id river  swinging   a   long    whip   with   painful  accuracy in the rear.    But that has since  become a common  sight,   for  the great  highway to the   north   has many travellers and the foregoer, the steady and the  steer dog, as the trio to a sled are named,  have   few   opportunities   of   extending  their acquaintance in the town, however  they may enjoy  themselves   along   the  way.    Edmonton  has long been a trading centre and theemporium of considerable traffic.    Years ago il was the depot  through which passed the supplies for al)  the Hudson Bay posts in  the far northwest, and what is now British Columbia.  The goods were brought up the Saskatchewan from  Lake  Winnipeg,  whether  they had been conveyed from Hudson's  Bay,   were  taken  hence   to   Athabasca  Landing, and from there sent by water  to   the   Mackenzie,   down   which  they  were carried,  and thence by convenient  routes until the uttermost posts on the  borders of Alaskan wilds  were  replenished.    It might take a year or more for  men to make the journey, but they did  it annually   for   150   years,   leaving-   a  beaten track, and  thought nothing of it,  yet with all the facilities for travel which  modernity affords,  men,  setting out on  this journey nowadays, speak as if they  were   bound  for   ultima thule, the no-  man's land, where the Jabberwauk lies  in wait for the  unwary.    But while Edmonton has always been a business point  of some importance, not till last year did  it develope into the bristling place it now  is.    The gold excitement has made Edmonton one of the most important places  in the west, and will  undoubtedly erect  it into a great inland  city,  the equal of  Winnipeg in importance to the surrounding district.  At present it has a resident  population of about 1,200, while the surrounding country  is  steadily filling up,  and   the   floating   population  is   many  hundreds, continually coming and going.  storied   brick   store,   which   they   will  occupy shortly.    The Imperial Bank is  housed in a commodious brick structure,  the   Merchants'    Bank    and    Banque  Jacques Carrier   being   contented with  plainer domiciles.   The stores all do a  general business, and there are many  complete   establishments   here   and in  South I3dmonton, where men can outfit  for the Yukon as fully as they could in  the east, at very   little increase in the  price.   The Yukon trade is the great object  of merchants  here  and   they are  pushing it with   great activity.   Hardware,  tools,   clothing,   boots, blankets,  provisions of all kinds, tents, canoes and  horses   are all in steady demand with  prices firm, and most of the goods that I  have seen come from eastern Canadian  houses,   which   speaks well   for   home  manufacturers. I have seen men putting  together   the   sectional canoes of Dean,  the Queen street boat builder, and the  Peterboro' canoe   people   have a stock  here.   There are half a dozen hotels, the  largest being the Alberta.   The  Hotel  Edmonton, on the south side, belongs to  the railway company, and is under lease  to and managed  by  W. H. Sheppard, a  native of Newmarket.    He has also a  dredging plant on the Saskatchewan, out  of winch,   he   says,   he   will clean up  $1,000,000, in which   event   Hon. Wm.  Mulock will  not be the only  moneyed  man in North York.   There are several  churches, a fine school house of brick,  a fire station and a land office in brick.  The temporary wooden structures of the  frontier town are slowly giving way to  brick buildings,  and  many  permanent  stores will go up  this spring.    The principal street, on which  most of the business houses are situated, is called Jasper  avenue, after a notable of the Hudson's  Bay service, and the other streets run at  right angles to it.   South Edmonton is  about two and a half miles away. There  the railway stopped in the peculiar way  some railways nowadays have, either expecting that Edmonton would move over  the river or that a town would grow on  the south side.    Neither threats nor persuasion,   nor   hopes of gain could bring  the line farther, and there is kicking on  both sides.   The river is  being bridged,  however, and when easy communication  has been established, the two towns will  be connected by railway.   The banks of  the Saskatchewan are very high at this  point , and   all  freight  and  passengers  arriving at South Edmonton  have to be  freighted   over,   down   a  long  inclined  roadway on one side, over the ice, and up  a long   inclined   roadway on the other.  The fare across by stage is four bits���  half a dollar.    The mud���a black, sticky  mud, said  to be  auriferous���stands   in  with  the stage company  to deter pedestrians.    In summer cable ferries keep up  intercourse.    In front of the town, jacked up on   the   bank, lies the   H.  B.   C.  North-West, which men who  Were at Cut Knife and Batoche,  And lit at Fish Creek, too, be gosh,  will remember as having had an exciting run down the river in those days'of  trouble.  As .1 have said, I live in the great  Athabasca road. Ninety miles away  north, over hill and dale, is Athbasca  Landing, on the river of that name. At  present the Landing is a tent town,  about 400 persons being undo canvas,  there awaiting till the ice breaks to go  on to the Mackenzie or to Little Slave  Lake, which is tlie route to the Peace  liiver country. For two weeks past the  traffic north-ward has been very heavy.  Party after party of Yukonites pull slowly past, and there is not an hour in the  day, if I look out of the window, that I  cannot see a team, perhaps several, of  them, toiling onward, the sleighs heaped  high with boxes and bales and sometimes surmounted by a canoe.   There  are   also   plenty of dog trains, for the  going is still good over the snow, though  the sun makes   serious   inroads  daily.  Shortly the pack horse  will put in an  appearance.   The northward  rush   has  been a Godsend to the horse ranchers  south.    A year or so ago they were losing on animals which  they would have  gladly parted with for a few dollars a  head.    Now prices are away up.    I have  seen $30 paid for  a horse which  would  have   commanded   about   $10   in   East  Kootenay.    I  have seen some very fine  animals here,  fit,  with proper  care,   to  carry a man's pack to Dawson and back,  and I have seen some wretched specimens of the cayuee put forward at boom  prices and warranted as fine pack horses  as ever came nnder saddle.   There are  some who think that any horse will do  for a  pack   horse,   and start out with  these light draught animals in the belief  that they will do.   But old packers who  know that a man's  life   often   depends  upon his horse, search farther until they  find what comes up to their estimate of  what a pack or saddle horse should, be.  There are ways to hit on a good horse,  but they cannot  be taught in  a newspaper   article.    There are   several   car  loads of burros, the patient little donkey  of the   mining  camps,   coming in, and  they   are to be employed in  Northern  transportation.  For months there has been a small  village of tents on the vacant ground  near the Hudson's Bay store. There  manv men, bound for the Yukon, spent  the winter, in order to be well on their  way when spring opened. This settlement has dwindled to a few tents. All  the others now afford acceptable shelter  at Athabasca Landing. There is only  one woman in the north country camps,  that I have heard of, and that is Mrs.  Clarke, of Chicago, who is with her husband and a party from Chicago, now in  camp at Fort Chipewyan, at the mouth  of the Athabasca. They are on their  way to the Yukon by the Mackenzie  river,and expect to make a start shortly.  Mrs. Clarke is domiciled at the Fort,  where the tedium of the long winter has  been relieved by such pastimes as a  frontier post affords. Every part of  Canada, mtsny States in the Union, and  many distant countries are represented  in the camps along the Athabasca, and  as experienced miners are of the number, the Mackenzie region will be thoroughly prospected. It is the opinion of  experts'"-that, the best beds of streams  coming down on the eastern side of the  Rocky Mountains will prov�� as rich as  those found on the western watershed.  The difficulty of getting in supplies has  so far retarded prospecting west of the  Mackenzie; but that difficulty no longer  exists. It is easy now, with so convenient a base as Edmonton,to have supplies  always on hand, and it is confidently  expected that when experienced miners  get to work in the Mackenzie basin, men  will not have to travel so far as the  Yukon to strike paying ground.  There were never so many people in  Edmonton as there are now. Every  train from Calgary brings additions to  the throng, and the hotels are filled with  men who talk of nothing but the north  country, and the means of getting there.  There isn't a vacant house in the place.  As soon as one becomes, empty it is immediately retenanted, at an increased  rental. Property is going up in value.  Lots on the main street, which could  have been got a few months ago for $50  a foot, are now held at high figures,  in some cases $100 being asked. Those  who have tents with them go under canvass, as the spring has set in and the  days are warm, some think unduly so,  The snow has almost disappeared from  the roads, though it still lingers in the  copses and patches of bush here and  there, The snow buntings that flew in  flocks hereabouts months ago, have followed the winter as it retires northward,  and there places have been taken by  chickadees and a species of song sparrow, unlike any seen in the east. Trans-  mountane thaws are sending down their  contributions, and there are two feet of  water on the ice in the Saskatchewan.  Freighting from the terminal of the railway to Edmonton proper continues in a  steady stream, the waggons being hub-  deep in water half the ,way over. It is  thought that the ice will go out in a day  or two, and then the cable ferries will  come into use.  There is little mud. The soil is a rich  black loam,which does nothold moisture  long, and the roads are dry and not cut  up. There is a great deal of bustle in  the. place, and merchants are rnshed  from morning till night. Few women  are to be seen in tlie streets, but there  are crowds of men everywhere. The  other morning there was a fire, and in a  short time fully 1,000 men had gathered  to see the engine put it out, and they  were nearly all recent arrivals, which is  evidence enough that the Edmonton  route is attracting attention. On train  nights the general room of the Alberta  hotel is as crowded and as busy a place  as the Russell in Ottawa during the  session. There is a crush of men, all  sorts of men from everywhere, and a  babel of voices fills the air. It is the  rendezvous of  the invading arm  of +he.  north gathering strength and accumulating substance for the long march onward. There is so much baggage and  freight coming that the freighters will  be weeks clearing the railway station  and the cars which fill the sidings.  These men are wont to do a profitable  business freighting supplies from Calgary, until the entry of the railway made  an end of their calling, but the rush to  the gold fields has more than restored  prosperity with them, and they are becoming as independent and as haughty  as the capitalists who control this country and shape its government. The  freighters insist upon having their own  way and will not be hurried, and they  that grow anxious to recover their possessions from the custody of the railway  must exercise patience, must, in fact, do  as Sol. White's old calf did.  Ever hear of Sol. White's calf? His  cow had three calves and only two teats,  so while two calves imbibed maternal  nourishment, the third had to stand and  wait. So one must stand and wait the  freighter's pleasure. He will tell you  he will have your boxes over to:morrow,  which means a week from next Wednesday or there abouts. But they do their  work carefully, and what would this  country be without ;their strong arms  and resourceful ways in pushing along  its ever-growing traffic? The trips to  the north are long and lonely, and theirs  is hard earned money.���T. A. Gregg in  Toronto Telegram.  Spring stock of Hats, Feathers, Veiling, Cheffon's arid other goods for ladies  just received at Mrs. Merkley's.  CERTIFICATE QF IMPROVEMENTS  Willa Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining- Division of West  Kootenay district. Where located: Joins  Little Daisy, on Eight Mile creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, George. Ludlow Esta-  I brooks, as agent for The Willow Gold Mining  Company, Foreign, free miner's certificate Xo.  84,882, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certiiicate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of April, 1898.  G. L. EST A BROOKS.  Noonday,   Grey   Kagle   and    Fourth  July Mineral  Claims.  of  Bosebery  The northern connecting- point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   On the  east slope of the Valley of Cody Creek, about  'three miles from Cody.  ,r���. ^,~     ~��� ,,   . ,    -, ���   ^   acting as  i miner's cer-  . ixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 8th day of September, 1897.  mree mixes irom uoay.  -JUKE NOTICE that I, J.  H. Gra  1   agent for Bvron N.' White, free  titicate No. 74,2(>o, intend, sixty days f  Kuby Trust, Kentucky Girl,   Blue Peter  Fraction and Isabel Fraction.  NOTICE.  In the matter of the assignment for the benefit of  creditors of James Delaney, of the Town of  NewDenver, in the county cf Kootenay,  B. C.  TENDERS will be received by the undersigned  to the first day of June, 1898, for the purchase  of the whole or any part of the following properties, viz:  First���In McGillivray'a addition to the Town  of New Denver:  Lots 13,14, 15,16,11) and 20 in Block 20;  Lots 5, (i, 7, 8, 25,26. 27 and 28 in Block 17;  Lots 9,10,13,14.15,16,17 and 18 in Block34;  Lots 5, 6, 7, 8,15, 10, 17. 18,19, 20, 25 and 26  in Block 43;  Lota 1, 2,17,18, 21, 22, 23 and 21 in Block 46;  Lots 15,16 and 17 in 50;  Lots 21 and 22 in Block 55;  Lots 3, 4,5, 6,13,14,15 and 16 in Block HO;  Lots 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 2.1, 23 and 24 in  Block 63;  And all the lots, comprised in  Blocks, 70.  75 and 84.  Second���Also lots 9 and 10 in Block 5 of the  original townsite of New Denver, with improvements, consisting of a hotel of 40  rooms, known as the "Central Hotel." and  also the furniture fixtures and chattels used  in or about the said premises, a list of which  may be seen at said hotel.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  Dated at Rossland, B. C, the 23d, day of April  1898.  LEE COOMBS. Trustee.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Fennell Creek, a brunch of Four Mile creek.  rPAKE NOTICE that I. Charles S. Rashdall. as  1 agent for The. Comstock MineR (British Columbia) Limited, f-ee miner's certiiicate No.  0394 a, intend, GO days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claims.  And,    further   take   notice,  that  action  under   section    37,   must    be     commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of March 1898.  ,   CHARLES S. RASHDALL.  Kaslo Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile eas   of Cody on the south fork of  Carpenter Creek.  rnAKE NOTICE that I, W. D. McKay, acting  _i    as agent for D. E. Sprague, free miner's  certificate No. 97531 and John S. Parker, free  miner's certificate No. 77739, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certitieare of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th dav* of January, 1898.  Oro Mineral Claim.  Situated  in the Slocan Mininsr Division   of  West Kootenay District.    Where looated:  About one mile ea=t of Cody on the south  fork of Carpenter Creek.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, W. D.  McKay, acting  1    as agent for D. E. Sprague, free miner's cer  fioate No. 97531, and John S. Parker, free miner's  certificate No. 77,739, intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apnly to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that action under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th da v of January, 1898.  NOTICE.  TWO MONTHS after date I intend to make  application to purchase from the Commissioner of Lands and Works the following  described parcel of land, viz: Beginning at a  post planted along side S. Walker's northwest  corner post and running north forty chains,  thence.east eighty chains, thence south forty  chains, thence west eighty chains to the point of  commencement; situated on the Columbia river  narrows, in the Kootenay district; three hundred and twenty acres.  ELLEN McDOUGALD.  Nakusp, B. C, March 11,1898.  NOTICE  DURING MY ABSENCE all accounts owing to  me personally, must be paid to my wife Lula  Stcge, who is hereby authorized to i-eceipt for  same.  All accounts owing by me will be paid by my  said wife upon presentation of proper proofs of  same.  HENRY STEGE,  New Denver, B. C. April 26.1898.  Alma No. 2 Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile east of Cody on the south fork of  Carp.-nter Creek.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, W. D. McKay, acting  1 as agent for D. E. Sprague, free miner's certificate No. 97531, and John S Parker, free  miner's certificate Nc. 77739, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of January, 1898.  WANTED,  CHRISTIAN MEN  and WOMEN.  NOTICE.  Q/%/%^/m/%/%/m^m^%/%y% /�� s%/&%/��w��^s%&fe  The  ames  SIXTY DAYS after date I. the undersigned, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works, Victoria, B. C, for permission to purchase the following lands, described  as being about seven miles from the mouth of  Kuskanook creek, a stake being placed about  three hundred and fifty feet north of creek, and  marked, "northwest corner, March the 7, 1898":  running thence forty chains south, thence forty  chains east, thence forty chains north, thence  fortv chains west to place of commencement ;  one hundred and sixty acres more or less, situated  in West Kootenay district.  D. J. DARRAUGH.  Nakusp, B. C, March 7,1898.  NOTICE    OF   ASSIGNMENT.  to introduce ' Glimpse* of the Unseen," the most  marvellous book since the publication of the  Bible. Revealed religion demonstrated. Supernatural facts of the Bible no longer in doubt.  Rev. Dr. Austin is the Editor; Dr. Badgley,  Proiessor of Philosophy, Victoria University,  writes the introduce ion. The contributors are  scholarly and devout men, among whom arc  Rev. Dr. Thomas, Judge Gtroo, Rev. G. W.  Henderson. Rev. Wm. Kettlewell, J.H.Coyne,  M. A., Chaplain Searles, Evangelist Crossley  and many others. Contains experiences of  Wesley, Mark Twain, Dr. Bucklev, W. T.  Stead, and a bost of similar men Tfie veil separating the spirit land is drawn back so that all  may at least have a "'fflimpsc." Full bound canvassing book, 75 cents; worth twice that. Experience unnecessary. Books on time. Freight  paid.   Big commission.   Soils on sight.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON COMPANY, Limited  TOKOiNTO.  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under new management. The Dining Room will  always be up to the market, while  the bar will contain liquors and  cigars that cannot be  quality and flavor in  Old and new patrons  hotel just like home.  JACOBSON & CO.  PURSUANT to the Creditor's Trust Deeds Act.  I notice is hereby given that Nestorius An-  grignon and J. Edinond Angrignon, both of  New Denver, West Kootenay, British Columbia,  trading as Angrignon Brothers, Hotel Keepers,  at the St. James Hotel, New Denver, B. C, have  in pursuance of the Creditor's Trust Deeds Act,  made an assignment to A. E. Fauquier of New  Denver, Province of British Columbia, for the  general benefit of their creditors, all of their real  and personal property. The deed of assigmn tit  was dated April 4th, 1898, and was executed by  the debtors, Nestorius Angrignon and J. Edmond  Angrignon, and alao by the trustee, A. E. Fauquier, on the 4th day of April, A. D. 1898.  All creditors are to send bv post on or before  April 20th. 1898. prepaid, to the undersigned, their  names and addresses, and full particulars of  their claims, duly verified by affidavit or declaration and particulars of any security held by  them.  A meeting of the creditors will be held at the  St. James Hotel at New Denver, B. C, on April  13.1898. at the hour of 2:30 p. m.  Dated at New Denver, B. C this 5th day of  April, A. D. 1898.  A. E. FAUQUIER, Trustee.  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE.  Application  for     Transfer  liicense.  of     Liiquor  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 30 days from  i\ date I will apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay, for a transfer of my  license to sell liquor at retail in the St. James'  Hotel. New Denver, to Jacobson & Co.  NESTORIUS ANGRIGNON.  New Denver, B. C, May 5,1898.  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE     '  Klondike  andthe Yukon,  TO AM.   EASTERN   AND  EUItOI'KAX I'OINTS.  TO PACIFIC COAST,  JAPAN,  CHINA   AND  AUSTIIAUA.  ro tiie rich and active  M1X1N G 1)1 STRIOTK c I ]���'  Rosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring1  their families.  Rosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several building?  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Terms, jjr cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent   ���  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  ' &TRADINCCO.,  LTD.  KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Summer Card.   Effective March 15, 1898.  SS.  INTERNATIONAL.  South bound. North bound.  Read down Read up.  Sandon  Train lv8 daily, 1:00 pm    10.50 am traia ar daily  Kaslo  "      ar      "    3:45 pm      8:00 am    "     lvs    "  Boat lvs daily Boat ar daily  except Sunday..5:45 am      8:10 pm..except Sundy  Ainsworth  ..(5:45 am      7:10 pm..       "'     "  Pilot Bay  "      "       ..7:15 am      6:30 pm..       "       "  Balfour  "      ...7:45 am       6:00pm..       "       "  Five Mile Point  "       ..9:00 am      5:10 pm..       "      "  Nelson  "       ..9:45 am       4:45 pm..  Train ar daily        Northport        Train Iv daily  except Sunday 12:58 pm      1:00 pm..except Sun.  Rossland  "       "       ..2:50 pm      12:00 m..       "       "  Spokane  "       ..0:40 pm      8:00 am..       "       "  SS. ALBERTA.  Sandon  Train lv daily., l.oopm      10.50amTrain ar daily  Kaslo  "    ar daily..3.45 tm      8.00am    "   lv daily  Boat lv Tues. Boat ar Mon.  and Saturday..5.00 pm      1 00 am..and Tuesday  Ainsworth  "       "       ..6.20 pm      11.40 pm  Pilot Bay  "      "       ..7.00 pm      11.00 pm        "       ���'  Kuskonook  "       .10.00 pm       8.00 pm..Sun. & Wed.  Goat River  "       "     12.00 night      GOOpm  Boundary  Wed. & Sun. .. 1.00 am      5.00 pm        '���      "  Bonner's Feiry  "      "   ar..8.00 am      2.00 pmlv   "  Train lv"     .11.40 am      1.15 pm train ar "   "  Spokane  " ..2.45 am      7.00 am   "     lv  Meals and Berths not included.  Passengers on SS. International from Nelson,  Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay lake south  of P lot Bav, will connect at that point with the  SS. Alberta.  Passengers for Nelson via SS. Alberta, from  points south of Pilot Bay, can, by airangement  with purser, have stop-over at Pilot Bay or Ainsworth, or connect with SS. International at  Kaslo.  The company's steamers connect Kootenay  Lake and Slocan points with all points in the  United States and Canada, by way of Spokane  and Kootenay river.  Tickets sold and baggage checked to all points  by pursers on steamers or at our office.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  Close connections and no trouble  Through tickets issued  and Ba.u  to destination.  ;age checked  DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  DAILY   (EXCEPT TUESDAY)  TO EASTERN CANADIAN  AND U. S. POINTS.  surpassed for  the   Slocan.  will  find this  From Montreal  California, Allan Line    Parisian, "     Carthaginian "      Labrador.Dominion Line     Vancouver. "  "   From New York  Umbria, Cunard Line    Etruria "     Campania,      "     Majestic, White Star Line    Teutonic "  ������ ���  St. Paul, American Line    St. Louis. ''     State of Nebraska. Allan State Line    Southwark, Red Star Line    Noordland, "    Cabin ��45, *50, ��60, 70 .*80 and upwards.  Intermediate *30 and upwards.  Steerage ^25.50 and upwards.  Passengers  Ticketed  through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at  Specially low  rates to allparts of the European Continent.  Prepaid Passages arranged from all points.  Apply to A. C. MGARTHUR, C.P.R. Agent  Sandon, or  WILLIAM   STITT,  General Agent,  C. P. R. Offices, AVinnipeg  NEW  TOURIST  CAR  SERVICE  Train leaves New Denver Canyon Siding daily  at8:15 a.m. Train arrives at New Denver  Canyon Siding at 3:50 p m.  Boat connection daily (except Sunday} via  Rosebery-- Leaves New Denver at 8.35 a. m;  arrives at New Denver at 1 p. m.  Ascertain present REDUCED RATES  and full information by addressing nearest  local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F.  Anderson, Trav.  Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  AS?*All sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  KASLO&SLOCAN RY  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 00  " 8 36  '��� !) 36  " ii 51  '��� 10 0.'l  " 10 18  " 10 38  10 50  A.M.  Arr.  Arrive  50 P.J  <���  3  15     "  1 ���  -f  15     "  O  00     "  i.  1  48     ���'  '���  1  .13      "  i  "  1  12      "  Leave  1  O0      "  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewater  Bear Lake  .McGuigan  Cody J unction  Sandon  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  ���Superintendent  For cheap railroad and steamship, tickets tc  and from all points,  apply to  S.   CAMPBELL, Agent, Sandon.  Nelson &Ft. Sheppard  Ked  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colvillo Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sundny.  Leave. Arrive.  9:20 a.m.        NELSON        5:35 p.m  11:45 " ROSSLAND      2:55   "  8:00 a.m.       SPOKANE      6:40 p.m  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each  81.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  S 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  i 00  Gold and Copper  2J50  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold, Silver and Copper  3 00  Platinum  6 00  Mercury  2 09  Iron or Manganese  2 09  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each...  2 09  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony.  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  4 OO  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash.  and   jicreentagc  of  Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms: '.Cash With .Sample.  June :20th. 1805.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer aud Analyst THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 5, 1898.  Fifth Yeap.  MINING   RB0OROS,  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  ���week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve��� were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  April tl���Hightower, Slocan Lake, Mill creek,  W D Mitchell and Alex McKay.  April 28��� Harold Praetioiial, Carpenter, Robt  Sloan.  April 29���Florence Fractioual,Goat mountain,  Pat Fitzgerald.  Malvana. Four Mile, Gerald Gardner.  ArniL 30���Hardup, Silverton, Paul Hauck.  May 2���Cliff Fraction, Four Mile, E M Sandilands.  May 3���Carpenter creek, Frank A Wells.  ASSESSMENTS.  April 25��� Lottery.  April 20���Hardscrapel. Handy, Clinton.  April 27���New Discovery .Isabella, Lake View,  SideiHill, Clinton.  April 28���Lake Show, Keewatis, Ma Mere.  April I!)���Florence.  May 2���Angelo, Belt Fraction, Ruby Trust,  Kentucky Girl, Isabel Fraction, Silver Crip, Blue  Peter Fraction, Comstock.  May :i���Mineral King, Iron Clad.  transkkrs.  April 2(5���Bockland i, Henry C Wheeler to  Wm Ward Spinks, April 11.  April 27���Little Giant J, Geo Fairbairn to Peter  Grant, Jan 15.:  Little Giant 4, Peter Grant to Fred F Liebscher,  Feb 18.  Lake View*, James Santun to Chas J Giant  Nov 30.  April 2y~Copper King, Michigan, Fairie,  Queen,'igreement setting forth equal shares, K  L S^ann, \V A Swaim, F W Wright, M Matson.  Same, i in each, It L Swan and W A Swan to  Emily Swan, April \-��,  April 30���Iron Clad, Eagle Fraction, Emily  Edith Fraction, Eagle, 1/5 iu each, Patrick Daly  to W E Itammelweyer Dec 21.  Same, 1/5 in each, F H Bartlettto same, Feb 12.  Emily Edith i, Patrick Daly to same,Dec 21.  Crescent, L PI Bartlett to same, Feb 21.  Mist J, 0 K fraction i, F H Bartlett to same,  Feb 12.  Patrick Daly to Chas E Hope, transfel of interest  in a ditch on J I C and Ermlv Edith.  : F H Bartlett to Chas E Hope, same, April 30.  Max 2���Cable J. Jas   Sauteu   to J ohu  Jones,  Jan 27.  Dunedin J, Jas Marshall to Thos Brown,Oct 12.  Same J, same to Duncan S Forbes, April 12.  Sumo i, Duncan Forbes to Thos Brown, Nov 13  of his baloon, at the disposal of the United States government. General Greely  has requested the party to wait in Montreal for a day, until they hear from the  government authorities on the subject.  Peter Chantler, of Woodstock, Ont.,  after telling his wife that he was going  fishing, repaired to an old barn a short  distance from his house and there hung  himself. His body was found by his  son, who had gone'to look for him, some  hours later. The deceased was a man  03 vears of age, and had been suffering  from mental derangement for some  time past.  Major Evans, of Montreal, who had  recently been appointed manager of the  head office at Toronto of the Canada  Trust and Loan Comoany, was taken  suddenly ill on April 20th, and died almost instantly from heart disease. Tlie  deceased gentleman, who was in his  68th vear, commenced his career in the  militarv and served in the Indian mutiny of 1858.  the   report of the  IN AND ABOUT NEW DENVER.  Another   100  feet  driven on the Frisco.  Pants and Coat  maker  J. Robie's, New Denver.  of tunnel  Avill be  wanted at E.  who   is  difficult  always  to raise  SLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS,  April 22���Wild Deer, W W Freeman and Jno  Guthrie; Oro, British Canadian Goldfields, Exploration, Development and Investment Co, Ltd;  Valentine, Frank Chapin, G W Week and Valentine Wagner.  April 27���Mountina Branch. E B Dunlop.  ASSESSMENTS.  April 23���Paystreak, Vanity Fair.  April 25���Mastidon.  April 2G���United Empire, Sunnyside Fraction.  April 28���Little Bonanza, Caledonia Fration,  Texas, Mountain Key Fraction, Brighton.  TRANSFERS.  April 23���Alma. St Albiu. Forlorn Hope,  Chespeake, Dixie and Shiloh \, W L Callahan to  Thos Tobin,*l ,000.  April 25���Ohio J, K J Kirkwood to F A Wells,  $500.  April 28���Susan S i, Wm Harris to Frank R  Strohm. ��� _  '_   AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  April 2il���Lakeside Fraction, J S Hicks.  April 26��� Albright, A Sherraden; Lake Shore,  Mike Johnson; Kenilworth, K E Sloan; Shoofly,  Charles K Henry; Martilde, H Lenker.  ASSESSMENTS.  April 23���Hope, IXL Fraction.  April 25���London Boy, Golden Crown, Silver  Bell.  April 2(5���Government, Vallparaso, Almond.  CERTIFICATE   OF   IMPROVEMENTS.  April 25���Boadicea.  TRANSFERS.  April 23���Earl \, D F Strobeck to O E Boiling  and D SCarriel.  Saratoga 3, W Letcher to \V H Underwood.  Aprix 25���Virginia i, J A Ryan to E A Mo-  Naughton.  Same, same to W Walton.  April 2(5���Sunday Sun ?,-, Bryan Flaherty to J  J Godfrey.    EAST CANADIAN NEWS.  The first part of  Bureau of Mines for Ontario, which has  just been issued, shows that the mining  activitv of the past year has been all  that could be wished for. The report  gives a very full description of the  mines of every kind all over the Province, which" makes most interesting  reading matter. It also contains a  number of very good illustrations and  cuts.  A dreadful explosion of 3,000 pounds  of dvnainite occurred on April 16th, at  the'Ottawa Powder Company's mill,  situated between Hull and Ironsides,  some six miles from Ottawa. The  concussion shook the city like an earthquake, breaking several plate-glass  windows both in Ottawa and Hull. The  factory then caught lire and was entirely destroyed.  Senor Polo, of Bernabe, former Spanish Minister at Washington, arrived  with his suite on Thursday, at Niagara  Falls, Canada, where he will stay for a  day or two. From there he will go to  Toronto, then to Montreal or Halifax,  from one of which ports he will take  passage to Europe. When interviewed  on the subject of the war he said that it  was iniquitous on the part of the United  States, as they had no just cause to attempt to rob Spain of Cuba  The hay dealers of the Province of  Quebec are about to press a claim  amounting to nearly 81,000,000, against  the government of" the United States.  From 1868 to 1881, all hay exported from  this Province to the United States,'was  made to pay a duty of 20 per cent, instead of 10 per ceiit., because the department declared that as the hay was  pressed into bales it was a manufactured article. In 1881 some interested  parties took the matter before the United States court at New York and  secured a decision the reverse of that  held by the customs department. Since  1882 many attempts have been made to  get  "  J. Ed. Angrignon has set up a barber's chair iii the Newmarket block.  George Williamson returned Monday  evening from a month's trip in the east.  A. J. Marks will be in New Denver  in a few days to start work on the California.  Why does the man  blowing usually find it  the wind?  The Mollie Gibson shipped 20 tons of  ore last week through the port at Nelson, valued at S3,127.  It is said that Lord and Lady Aberdeen will visit West Kootenay this  year, while visiting British Columbia.  Inquiries for galena properties are increasing and the Slocan bids fair to  take a fresh hold on prosperity this  summer.  The well-known firm of Jacobson &  Co. has leased the St. James Hotel and  will have everything in first-class order  by next week.  Step linto the St. James when you  have time and money, gentle reader,  and see what a Trail Blazer cigar will  do for you.  A. Wilson has removed his tailor  H.-H. Knox,  Hns removed to the  1*  Newmarket  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  M.  shop to  showing  the  a  Newmarket block,  nice line of spring  Sir Aclolphe Chapleau, ex-Lieut.-  Governor of Quebec, very seriously ill  at Atlantic City.  Isaac Brock Ostro 111, who ;is a child  was dandled liy General Brock in 181.2,  died at Sidney, Out.  The Prohibition Plebiscite Bill was  introduced and read in the Ottawa  House for the first time on Thursday.  The travel to the Klondike gold fields  is on the wane. The C.P.R. officials report a considerable decrease in Alaska  business.  Prof. Davey, who 'was one of the oldest Professors of McGill University,  from which he ro tired in lsfl">, died in  Ottawa this week   Mr. Seton Blaudhard Pemberton, of  London, Fug., was married on Saturday last to Sliss Amy Riordon,daughter  of Mr. and Mrs Charles Riordon, of St.  Catherines. Out.  A   number of  young  men,   who  left  Hamilton a short time ago to go to the  Klondike, arc on their way home again, 1  having become  frightened nt the terri-1  blc rush to the gold fields. j  Some 200 .immigrants, principally!  English, arrived at Montreal this week. ]  The greater number of tiiein arc bound, i  for the North-West, but sonic will re-1  main in the Kastcrn townships.  Rev. Ceo. Bell. 1.. I.. I)., died at his':  son's residence in Toronto on Saturday. ���!  Dec-eased was born in IHI9 at Perth,!  and was the first registered student and'  also the first graduate, of Oueeu's I 'ni-;  versity. Kingston, where ho obtained ;  Lis degree of B. A. in 181-5. '-  The. four Victorian nurses, who are  going to the. Klondike, were given n\  send-off on April Kith, at 1,'idoau Hall,;  Ottawa, by Lord and Lady Aberdeen. \  Tlie nurses are to travel with thc2<m'  Canadian troops bound for the Yukon!  Miss Faith Fenton also 'accompanies!  them.  The. Dominion (Jovcrnmeiit  very strenuous efforts to put  the petty smuggling, which isassuniing-  immense proportions along the border  towns. A trusty corps of men have  been put on, both in Ontario and Quebec, who will travel from point to point  and examine all suspected baggage.  The French party, which i> en route  to the Klondike in search of I'rof.  Arulree. arrived at Montreal this week.  Thev intend to go to Vancouver and  from there to Skagway. The balloon  which they will navigate, is the invention of Antonv Baricle, the leader of  the party. M. Baricle and his eoinpan  ions are greatly interested in the impending war,ami M. Baricle has offered  to place plans and drawings descriptive  so far thev  George Kent, a bachelor, living alone  in Medonte township, four miles from  Coldwater, Ont., had a late visitor one  night last week,in the shape of a young  man, who knocked and demanded admittance, which was refused. He then  tried to force open a window and again  was unsuccessful, whereupon he pulled  out a revolver and fired through the  window, hitriug Kent in the right arm.  He then went to the door again and  was let in by Kent, who in response to  his demand'for money, gave him S3.50,  saying it was all he had. The unwelcome visitor then departed. Crown  Attorney Cotter was notified of the  affair, but said he could do nothing, so  the criminal is still at large.  A man calling himself David Brown  called on Mr. J.' D. Moore, a prominent  business man of St. Mary's, Out., a week  or so ago, and endeavored to interest  him in   a   gold mine in Arizona.    Mr.  Moore was "persuaded to go with him to  Sarnia, where Brown's partner, a Mexican,   resided   in   a   camp   some   two .  miles from  the town.    Moore  went to 1  the camp to look at the bricks and after 1  examining   them   he,    together   with  Brown, returned to Sarnia to have them j  assayed.   At the Belchamber hotel was  another confederate,  who passed himself off as a United States assayer.    He,  after much talk, assayed the bricks and  stamped   them   "L'.S. 20 karat,  fine."  This did  not satisfy Moore so he went  again to the camp and objained some  fillings, which   he   took   to . a   Sarnia  jeweler,  who  pronounced them to be  genuine,  so   Mr.   Moore  bought    the  bricks, paying S9,000  for theuii.    Later  the jeweller pronounced the bricks to  be copper, so now Moore has the police  on the trail of the swindlers.  He is  ��� goods  newly received  The Nelson Miner is to become a  dailv. Its proprietor has the sympathy  of us in the chute of grief that yawns  across his journalistic trail.  The Trail Blazer Cigar sassays just as  high in delightful aroma as the Mollie  Hughes mine does in silver and gold.  It is stopping at the St. James.  F. Pvman has again commenced to  do business in New Denver. Bring  vour watches to him when they are out  of order. Pyman's new building, Sixth  street.  Rev. R. N. Powell will Preach in the  Methodist church next Sunday, May  8th. Morning at 11, evening at 7:30.  A very cordial invition is extended to  everybody.  Mr. Sharpe will preach in Knox  church, at 7:30, on Sunday evening  next. Text, "Come unto me all ye that  labor and are heavy laden and I will  give you rest.  The Kootenay Belle is a good smoker,  manufactured by the Kootenay Cigar  Co., of Nelson. Cigars of this Company's manufacture are carried hy all  dealers in first-class tobaccoes.  Times are hard in Kaslo    The price  NEW   DENVER,    _,. C.  Is now under the management of MRS. J. H. GILLLS.   Meals are served at  all   hours.     The   bedrooms   in the house have been plastered and  refurnished, making this well-known hotel more popular than ever.  Do not miss it when stopping: in the Slocan Lake Metropolis.  DO NOT OVERLOOK  The  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts ot  this hotel.  BRANDON * BARRETT  When in Silverton,   especially if  you have a thirst with you.  The beer is kept on ice, while the, whiskey  has that flavor and power so  much appreciated by the traveller when he is weak and weary.  THOMAS CLAIR, Proprietor.  Port of  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOriS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  C.O.Di  the amount overpaid refunded, but    f    w ' .   . th'   horse poker games has  ir they have been unsuccessful. fn1,     ltn OA .._,.,._  _iu1 Vho.rp. Is no tell  ing  local  fallen to 2k cents, and there is no tell-  how low  the  price  will go, if the  dailies continne to brokify that  city.  It is amusing to note the number of  little jaekleg newspapers that find their  way to the waste basket,"bristling with  local news and sparkling with editorial  wisdom." The latest comes from Movie  City.  The Trail Blazer cigar is not made in  Cuba. It does not contain any torpedoes, hidden mines or runaway Dons.  The aroma from it is so pleasant that  Gus, at the St. James Hotel, thinks he  is in a flower garden every time a customer lights one in the bar.  Kaslo seems to be an unfortunate  city. In tiie past it has suffered from  fire, flood and hard times. Now, the  greatest calamity of all has struck it.  It has two daily "papers, which goes to  sliow how desperate editors can become  under the strain of financial laxity.  Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Smitheringale  have returned from Nelson, where Mr.  Smitheringale was acting as editor of  the Tribune. New Denver has risen  greatly in the estimation of Nelson  business men, since work on the adjacent mining properties has demonstrated their value.  Goods called  for & Delivered  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  _'  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  ;/:��"Eates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  J.R.&B.GameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing:  ���: in the:���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailor's    Aft.  SANDON, B. (J.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. (J. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Granite ware  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOGAN CITY, B.C.  XKW    DENVER    rum.lC    SCHOOL  Specials  new Suitings  i-  CROW'S   NKST    MIXES.  Coal  Iteing    Tukeu-    Out  Ovens Almost Re  and  inly.  Coking  s making  a   jitup to  Superintendent F.   B. Smith,  of  the  Crow's Nest Coal Company,  was  in the  city several  days   this   week,   says  the  Fort Steele Prospector.   He reports the  operations   at the mine to be going on  briskly.    There are at   present 44  men  employed, and a number of commodious  log buildings have been erected for their  use.    They are now  in  about  1,000 feet  on the vein, and have made considerable j  progress in   "rooming"  the coal.    From ;  10 to oO tons  a  day  is being taken out, !  and there is already  about 2,000 tons on !  the dump.    The work   being carried on i  now, however, is principally for development purposes,   so   tbat  when tbe time j  comes as large a  force of miners as may ���  be necessary may  be  employed to meet  the   demands   of   the market.    By   tbe:  time the railway  is finished  through to���'.  Kootenay Lake the mine will be in shsipe '  easily  to  produce from  200 to 800 tons  per day.  For tlie present work will   be  done by j  hand, but it is proposed to  put  in  an !  electric plant   capable   of   doing all tbe i  cutting and  hauling   of  the   mine, and  with this, improvement  1,000 tons a day j  will   be  easily   mined.    There is a mag-  nificent water power on the creek which :  is available all the  year round, and this  will be utilized to generate   the electric-;  ity.    The miners now employed are paid  by tiie piece, and their wages range from :  !?_.">() to $2,So a day   clear   of  board and i  Iodizing.    This   brings   the  wages   up to ,  IV. Class.���Bert Perkins, Oma Young,  \V. D. Thompson, Daisy Crowley, Emma  Johnson, Edith Yates,Millie Millward.  III. Class.���Charlie Millward, Charley  Delaney,Willie Vallanee, Champion Nesbitt, Marion  Clements.  II. Class.���Ernest Irwin,Charlie King-  en, Kathleen Delaney, Norman McMillan, Lawrence Robie, Clarence'Vallanee,  George Evans.  II. Part Class.���Harold Baker.  I. Part Class.���Grace Baker, Maud  Nesbitt.  Average attendance 81.21.  E. St hick la sd.  P.S.���All classes are progressing slowly  but surely, but parents would assist materially by seeing that children attend  regularly* and give careful and thoughtful  attention to homework everv evening.���  E. S.  New spring and summer styles in hats  at Hoben's.  in  I have, lately received a stock nf  well-selected, handsome suiting's  for Spring make-uii, and I earnestly invite your inSjicer-ioii of  them. Some excellent- (anilities  and patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put  upon the market in rhis section  be fori;.  T guarantee a neat, nutty lit,  and satisfaction in every particular.        Are. you wanting a Spring  suit?  M. A. WILSON,  The Reliable Sl"can Tailor.  Newmarket Blk, New Denver, B. C.       ��  Silverton  Drug  Store#r^  Druffs  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  O  Proprietor,  Silverton,  B. 4 ���.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Poultry, Eg'g's, Etc  SHOPS A'  ALL   IMPORTANT  KOOTENAY.  POINTS  of many  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Offered to the  public  are to be found in the  >f New Denver  Full Line  Trouserings  of Suitings and  alivavs on hand.  Colnmbia House  Warm,   quiet   and    hard-linished    throughout  Board by tlie day,  week or   month,  No Bar in connection.  Sixtli Si., New Denver  N. C. IJlNTiMAN.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the'Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denver, B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  ^     Rooms  tlie sstiii'idard   of  pctent men.  "Immediately   on   my  mine,"   .said   Mr. Smith  laying   the   foundations  ovens will    he   beiriin.  id   per  day lor eoin-  reltirn   to  the .  ���'the   work   of  for   the  coking '  Thev    will   he i  located right at the month of the mine.  There will he oO in number to begin  witch, and by the time the railway is  finished there will be an abundant supply on hand for the West Kootenay  smelters."  ces,  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R.  B.  THOMPSON,  \V.  D.  MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notary Public  at  T. H. Hoben's  Dining Room and Bar  class in every respect.  well furnished. Trail  Ten and Twelve Mile  Pack and Saddle Animals tu hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  First-  Rooms  open to  creeks.  In head gear the  At IIoben"s.  best is the cheapest.  TiiflisoiIitcliellfTIfiisoB  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  Mines and  Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for  Phoenix  Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against tire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Nakusp,  Is a eoinl'orfrahle hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/


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