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 Volume VI.   No. 5.  NEW DENVER, B. C, NOVEMBER 3, 1898  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS  H. Clever and family leave for Honolulu next week.  Alonzo Alexander left yesterday for  England *o spend the winter.  P. Dumoulin, of the bank staff, has  gone east for a short vacation.  T. Linton, stationer, of Slocan City,  is fig'uring upon removing to Sandon.  The new C.P.R. tug, now building at  Rosebery, will be launched about the  15th inst.  Chas Butler, who has been very ill in  the Hospital, is now on a fair way to  recovery.  Miss Rosina M. McDonald and Jas. H.  Moran were married in Boston, Mass.,  on Oct. 19.  Sunday week the harvest home festival of the local Anglican church will  be celebrated.  added   more  at tlie Evening Star  Hugh Sutherland has  men to the force  and Columbia.  J. A. Macdonald will hereafter act as  Surser on   the  steamer   Aberdeen on  kanagan lake.  It was not ahvays thusly. When  New Denver was in swaddling clothes  she had a fire hall.  The Slocan City Oddfellows had a big  time at their second annual ball held on  Friday evening last.  When grippe or other epidemics are  prevailing wear a little crude sulphur  in your boots or shoes.  The NeAV Denver brickyard has shipped several car loads of brick to the  Trail smelter recently.  F. LoCasto has removed his barber  shop and fruit stand  to his old place in  <������  the Newmarket building.  It is reported that a man was killed  on Tuesday night while coming down  the trail from the Ruth mine.  J. C. Harris is erecting a livery and  feed stable on Bellevue street," with  ice house, etc., in connection.  Capt. Estabrooks, at present operating on the Arrow lakes, spent a few  days with his family here this Week.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:15  p.m. Ever body welcome.  R. N. Powell.  To-night (Thursday) the Knights of  Pythias will hold another of their  always popular dances, in the Clever  hall.  Mr. and Mrs. Sandiford are moving  from the Wharton house to the cottage  formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs.  Glynn."  Billy Sanders, of Kaslo, and P. J.  O'Reilly are starting a paper in Cascade  City. They are entitled to sympathy  in their coming trouble.  Six  men are being- worked on the  Vulture claim, near Cody,  by the Fin- j  ancial Mining Trust of Canada.   A foot j  of clean ore is showing.  A force of men are developing the  Black Cock, on the north fork of Carpenter creek, for Major Furlong. Winter quarters are being erected.  W. C. McLean, of Nelson, and J; C.  Ryan, of Kaslo, are two of the most  recent captives in the matrimonial belt  of Kootenay. They are both doing-  well.  Word has been received from Harry  Pyman, at Los Angeles, stating that he  is under medical care there and hopes  soon to feel the good effects of the  chang'e.  E. Shannon states that he has 10  inches of galena on his property on  Silver mountain, below tlie California.  He has the ledge exposed in four or live  openings.  Fleischman, a Jew peddler was  arrested in Sandon on Monday and  taken to Nelson. He had been given a  watch to repair, gotgambling and soaked it in a Sandon saloon.  Attorney Jorand returned Saturday  from Rossiand. He has been absent  from New Denver for several weeks  assisting attorneys in Sandon, Rossiand  and Nelson in their legal business.  R. I. Kirkwood and Frank Wells were  in town this week purchasing supplies  for the winter for work on tne Maban  and Ohio claims, on Ten Mile. They  have put up commodious quarters and  will make shippers of the claims before  spring.  The ore shipments last week from  Sandon were: Payne 350, Ruth 71,  Wonderful Bird -J, Slocan Star 120; total  541$. From Three Forks for the week:  Idaho 182, Queen Bess 21$; total 203J.  From New Denver: California 20,  Bosun 40; total 60.   In all 805�� tons.  The sudden, death of Randall J. McDonald occurred at Sandon last week  from pneumonia. He was taken sick  on Saturday and died oa Monday. Tbe  remains were brought to New Denver  for burial, but a. request was received  from his parents in Edmonton to have  the body forwarded there.  All the men on the Galena Farm were  sent down the hill last week and work  stopped, only enough being kept at  work to keep the punps running. The  shut down is supposed to be only temporary.  A change has taken place in the partnership of, Ham & Crawford, the Sixth  street grocers, the latter retiring. The  business will he moved into the new  store fixed up by A. Wallace, and will  be continued under the management of  Mr. Crawford.  A tree struck the rear end of the N.  & S. train while it was backing into  Sandon on Tuesday night. Conductor  McKay and Brakeman Haley had a  narrow escape. The passengers were a  little panicky for a few seconds, but no  one was hurt although the car afterwards looked as though it had been  struck by a military shell.  The Enterprise, on ��� Ten Mile, will  soon have a large force of men working  again. The long upraise between the  No. 2 and No. 3 tunnels was finished a  fortnight ag*o, and as soon as the one  now raising* to the No. 4. is completed,  the force of men will be increased. A  tunnel is being driven in from,the surface to catch the raise, and this has to  go but a few feet furtlier. The property will then be in grand shape.  Shortly after 2 o'clock last Wednesday  morning there occurred iu Vancouver  the most disastrous fire which has taken  place since the big blaze of Sunday,  June 13, 18S6 It resulted in the destruction of the main buildings of the  Hastings saw mill, tlie property of the  British Columbia Mills, Timber & Trading Coroporation, Ltd. There are now  to be seen but the charred remains of a  once great establishment, r.he most conspicuous and the pioneer mill of Burrard  Inlet. The buildings and piles of lumber extended east and west for nearly  a quarter of a mile. The loss reaches  about $200,000.  grand ball, under the supervision of J.  H. Millward and orchestra. Half the  country will be present and a huge time  is expected. Mr. Harris has sent to  Chicago for the drop curtain, which will  be a beauty, and the general stage  fixings will be thoroughly up to date.  The seats in the yallery are to be upholstered and will be designated the  balcony. The opera house will he a  credit to the town".  CONSERVATIVES  WELL  OKGASIZED  The Conservative   party   in  British  Columbia has become a thoroughly organized institution, and the finishing  touches are bein��'. lent to that section  of  it   domiciled    in   West  Kootenay.  Alex.  Lucas, of Kaslo, who was here  last week stirring up the rank and file  for the party in question, has been permanently engaged as organizer, and  has at his disposal a fund approximating 812,000    This has been gathered  together by  liberal donations from the  various leaders now living in the Province    Mr. Lucas hadjan imposing list  of members, who ' have pledged themselves    to   contribute    certain    sums  of money annually, not exceeding ��50,  towards'propagating the tenets of'Tory  politics.   In a short time an organization will be perfected here and permanent   officers   selected.     At   the    next  Federal election the contest in the Yale-  Kootehay constituency will be between  two  prominent   men now residing in  Rossiand, and each is backed by plenty  of ready cash.   Hewett Bostock, it is  stated, 'will  retire from  the arena,  at  least so far as Kootenay is concerned.  Whether this large constituency will be  split up or not, will not affect the plans  of the Conservatives,  who are bent on  placing* British Columbia on record as a  Tory stronghold, in a Provincial as well  as a Federal sense  which tried in the Supreme Court some  two weeks ago the Clabon-Scott action.  The judgment was that the plaintiff,  Clabon, be paid the value of the 25,000  shares at the time of trial, viz., 27 cents  or a total of ��6,750, and costs of the  action. This was based on the fact that  the jury found defendant, had agreed to  give plaintiff half his interest received.  That the shares had been pooled without plaintiff's sanction, and that the  shares were worth 27 cents at the time  of the action.  I R0SSLAND'S MINES  83  AV ANTING   ZINC   ORES.  Representative  of an   English Company  Witli a new Process of Smelting.  %m%%s&mm%%%%m%m%m%m  OFFICIAL   INFORMATION.  CALIFORNIA    CLOSED    DOWN.  With the shipment of 40 tons of ore to  the Nelson smelter this week the California has been closed down for the season. It was originally contemplated to  work the property as late into the winter  as possible, but Mr. Marks finds that  such a plan -would not be profitable,  since the excessive freight and packing  charges e<*.t up the profits on the ore,  and it is useless to stope the ore so long  as the high rates are probable. The  transportation charges from the mine to  the smelter amount to $655 per car load,  or nearly $33 per ton. It costs $12 per  ton to have the ore packed to the wharf,  which amounts to $240 per car load.  This, added to the excessive freight  charges of about $21 per ton, leaves a  very small profit to the owners after paying for taking the ore out. A wagon  road to the mine would reduce the cost  of transportation to shipping point to a  nominal figure and enable the permanent working of the property.  TO   MOVE   THE    PLANT.  Palma Angrignon has made application to the proper authorities for the  right to use 1,000 inches of water from  Carpenter creek, for the purpose of  running the dynamos of the electric  light plant. The water will be diverted at a point on the south side of the  creek at or near Columbia avenue, and  will be returned at or near the intersection of Union street and Union bay.  The power house will be erected on the  shore line of Union bay on the east side  of Union street, alongside the Silverton  wagon road. The water will be. diverted by means of a dam and carried by a  3x3-i'oot flume to the power house.  Work will be started as soon as practicable.  BOSUN   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  R. E. Gosnell's "Year Book of British  Columbia," containing official information respecting the various resources of  the Province, has just been issued, and  is an excellent specimen of descriptive  art. But, in locating the town of New  Denver the author evidently got his  figures mixed. It says: "New Denver  is an important town on the east side of  Slocan Lake, at the mouth of Carpenter  creek. It is 32 miles from Spokane,  nine miles from Sandon and about 40  miles west of Kaslo, and the same distance north of Slocan City." New Denver is 232 miles from Spokane, nine  miles from Sandon, 40 miles west of  Kaslo and about 20 miles north of Slocan  City.    Likely   to   be   Settled.  A Nelson despatch states that the  Provincial Government has issued a  fiat granting* a petition of right in order  that the claim of Charles Dundee to the  railway addition of the city of Rossiand  may be decided in the superior court.  ���As'is well known, the land in dispute  was held by the Nelson & Fort -Sheppard Railway Company, but now by  the Great Northern Railway Company.  The matter having been iii dispute for  some time past, it has retarded, to a  considerable extent, the building up of  Rossiand. The grounds in dispute are  the natural townsite, and are largely  built upon by squatters, many of whom  have been anxious to buy" out their  rights, if they could only be assured as  to the proper parties with whom' to  deal. It is now certain that in a short  time the ownership to the land in question "will be settled, land an obstacle to  the rapid growth of Rossiand removed.  Several months ago Mr.Arthur Brown  was through the Kootenays looking for  zinc ores. Mention was made of the  fact at the time, but very little information was given out to the press by Mr.  Brown.  Mr. Brown arrived in Nelson last  week and to , a Miner representative  gave the object of his visit. It was  generally known that Mr. Brown was  in Kootenay looking after zinc ores,  but there has been some misapprehension as to the objects of his mission.  Mr. Brown said that though he had  been looking for zinc bearing ores, yet,  contrary to the supposition of many, it  was not" zinc he desired to buy. The  fact of the matter was that the company  he represented controlled a newprocesi'.  by means of which silver could be extracted from zinc just as easily as from  lead. Mr. Brown declined to" describe  the process, contenting himself with  saying* that it was a smelting process,  and the flux used was sulphate of  sodium, known to commerce as salt  cake. The introduction of this process  will render valuable hundreds of silver  properties   which   are   now worthless  owing* to the presence of an excessive  amount of zinc in the ore. For instance  ore bearing 36 ounces of silver, 30 per  cent, lead and 3o per cent, zinc, can be  handled by the new treatment so as to  leave; the mine owner a handsome  profit.  The works of the company are situated between Manchester and Liverpool,  on the Manchester ship canal, and have  now a daily capacity of between 350  and 400 tons, a capacity which can he  increased indefinitely as circumstances  may require. There is-practically unlimited capital behind the scheme.  Mr. Brown ihas entered into several  provisional contracts for large amounts  of ore, and the only thing that remains  to be settled is the" freight rate, and he  has every confidence in being able to  do so, the new industry should attain  large proportions. It is the intention of  the company to have the ores sampled  at the nearest sampling works, and the  full value of the ores, after deducting  .freight and treatment charges,will then  be paid in cash at current English  prices to the mine owners. This will  be a great help to property owners  without much capital,as at present they  have to wait some time before  the full returns.  The Coxey tunnel is in about 600 feet.  The ledge has not yet been met. Five  men are at woik.  Crosscutting is continuing lat the 205-  foot level on tlie White Bear. The property is employing 18 men.  W. C. Archer is about to let a contract for driving* the main tunnel 100  feet further on the Wallingford.  Crosscutting for the ledge on the  Evening Star continues under three  eight-hour shifts. Six men are at work.  It is expected that the development of  the Iron Colt will be resumed with a  small force of men some time in November.  The Elise ledge has been proven from  four to five feet wide, and an average of  the whole ledge gives vaiiles of between  $23 and $26.  The Giant shaft is down about 100  feet, and close to six inches of good  mineralized quartz is being followed on  the foot wall side. Ten men are at  work.  The Gopher winze which was being  sunk at the 100-foot station in the tunnel has been suspended on account of  water, pending the inauguration of  power.  On the Iron Horse the double-compartment shaft has reached a depth of  55 feet. The. shaft house is completed  and grading is in progress for the compressor plant.  The new west drift from the main  tunnel on the Alberta is in about eight  feet. It shows 12 inches of promising  quartz, sprinkled with iron. Three  men are at work.  getting  MINING   NOTES   FROM   MIDWAY.  A   True   Definition.  The total shipments of ore from the  Bosun mine up to date have been 11  car loads, or 220 tons. Six shipments  were made in August and September  and five in October. The mine will do  much better this month. Two car loads  are already out or on the way to the  wharf. The property continues to develop iu a promising manner.  OPENING   OF   OPERA   HOUSE.  The Bosun Opera House, being built  on Bellevue avenue by J. C. Harris,  will be thrown open to the public, on or  about the 20th. The New Denver Brass  Band will have the honor of being the  first performers in the new structure,  backed tip by speeches by several old  timers.    This will be   followed   by a  The Minister of Mines gives notice in  the British Columbia Gazette that section 24 of the Mineral Act, which provides that "a Free Miner, or Company  of Free Miners, shall be allowed to perform on any one or more of such-claims  all the work required to entitle him or  them to a Certificate o! work for each  claim so held by him or them,'' shall  be construed as not applicable to a  mineral claim for which a Crown Grant  has been issued. That is, that in doing  the work on one claim for a group, the  work must be done on a non-Crown  granted claim.  Head  Office   in   New   Denver.  The head office in British Columbia  for the Northwest Mining Syndicate, of  London, is to be removed from Vancouver to New Denver. Mr. W. H.  Sandiford has leased the Harris building, next to The Ledge office, and will  fit it up for office purposes. The whole  business of the company in B. C. will  be transacted from this office. Mr.  Sandiford having full power to operate  for his company from this place.  Messrs. Bergman and McLean return  to Rock Creek to-day to continue work  on the Hecla in Oro Finn camp.  ,   Men are being hired and preparations  are   being   made   for  the   erection   of  'machinery   at    the    Stem winder    and  Brooklyn claims in Greenwood camp.  Work has been started up again on  the Pheasant claim in Greenwood camp,  the recent strike of ore on the claim  having stimulated Messrs. Stuart and  Rickards, the owners, to prosecute developments.  The machinery was stopped for a few  days during the past week at the Old  Ironsides and Knob Hill in Greenwood  camp, to allow some repairs to be made  to the boilers, but this having been done  the pumps were immediately set to work  and mining resumed.  Mr. H. T. Ceperley, of Vancouver, on  behalf of the British America Development Company, took occasion to invest  in so mi: mining property when here a  few days ago, he having purchased a  one-third interest in the Red Rock a  promising claim situated in Greenwood  camp.  Stage   Driver    Killed.  Four men are working on the Abe  Lincoln. The shaft is now down about  187 feet and at that level the bottom of  the workings shows much quarz impregnated with mineral.  On the Centre Star sufficient excavation in preparation for the new shaft  has been done to allow sinking to he  started this week. Sixty men are employed at the property."  The winze on the Southern Belle is  rapidly nearing a depth of 50 feet.  Some copper sulphides and some quartz  continue to be met. The property is  employing seven men.  Superintendent McDonald, of the  Grand Prize, has been busy for the past  week opening a very promising quartz  lead on the east end of the .property.  Three men are working on the property.  The Rossiand pay roll is now larger  than it ever has been yet, and it is growing every day. The value of the pay  roll to the town is demonstrated by the  activity in business of every kind.���  Leader.  The station at the 800-foot level in  the Le Roi shaft is being cut out. It  will be 18x25 feet in size. The shaft  itself is down about 820 feet. The big  chute of high grade ore that was lately  met in the hanging (wall side of the  ledge at the 550-foot level has also been  encountered at the 500-foot workings.  The shipments from the Rossiand  mines for last week ag-ain surpassed all  records. This time the output of the  camp reached the enormous total of  4,415 tons. The growth of the camp  within the past year is evident when  the output for the past seven days is  compared with the shipments for the  same week in October of 1897. Then  the shipments amounted to 1,425 tons.  Within 12 months the increase has been  a trifle less than 300 per cent. The Le  Roi broke its own private record for  ore production last week, and put out  3,475 tons. The War Eagle is credited  with 900 tons, and the Iron Mask with  40 tons. On the basis of S30 per ton as  the average value of the ore, the product of tlie camp for the past seven  days was ��132,350, equal to nearly  ��20,000 per day, or ��6,986,400 per year. "  The machinery for the War Eagle's  new electrical hoist am*  compressor is  being erected very rapidly.   Some idea  of the size of the equipment  can be  gained from the fact that  four of the  smallest pieces in connection with the  hoist weigh 45,000 pounds.   As soon as  the plant is in operation,  the develop- ���  menu of the   mine   will   be  centered  around sinking the new working shaft.  It is now down about 700 feet, and it is  expected that within the coming year it  will be sunk at least to the 1,100-foot  level.   The new electric lighting plant  is being received, and the underground  workings of the mine are to be illuminated with incondescent bulbs    Electric  bells are also to be put in.   All the surface workings ofthe mine, and probably  the underground levels as well, will be  connected with the office of the manager  by means of telephones.   The pay roll  contains 220 names.  THE   NEW   MINES.  Plenty of Gold to be Had Without Going  to Klondike.  Clabon   9et��   SM.750.  Judge Walkem gave his judgement  on Thurday on the finding of the jury  A Grand Forks, B.C., despatch of the  20th inst., states that on the Monday  evening previous, George Curtis, while  driving a special stage between Grand  Forks and Cascade City, was thrown  from his seat and instantly killed. His  body was picked up by a team which  came following close behind, and efforts  were made to resuscitate him, but in  vain.    The Bullion group, on Quartz creek,  near Ymir, is to be equipped with complete machinery early next spring. The  property is owned by the Ali Gold Mining Company, which also owns the Alf  in the South Belt.  The Deer Park shaft is nearly down  to the 300-foot level. Crosscutting is to  be commenced as soon as the station  ean be cut out. Fifteen men are at  work.  The shaft on the No. 1 is clown 200  feet and the station is being* cut out  preparatory to crosscutting. The tunnel is in somewhat more than 225 feet,  and shows between five and six feet of  beautiful copper ore.  The crosscut in the upper tunnel of  the Jumbo continues to show some very  good iron and quartz. The new tunnel  will give a depth of about 475 feet on  the dip of the vein, or a vertical depth  of about 400 feet.  Ten men are at work.  The new No. fi tunnel has been commenced on the (Jolumbia-Kootenay. It  is 150 feet below the present .No. o tunnel, and will give a depth of about SO  feet at the westerly end of the group.  Superintendent Macdonald is employing 43 men.  The Gertrude shaft is down 115 feet,  and the showing is very little changed.  A new steam hoist is to be installed at  once, and excavation for the shaft house  has been''commenced. The tunnel is  in about 100 feet. Fifteen nien are employed at the Gertrude.  On the Commander the shaft is down  ���270 feet. Four feet of good copper ore  was lately passed through, but it has  dipped out of the line of the shaft,which  is being sunk vertically. Fifteen men,  divided into three eight-hour shifts, are  employed at the Commander.  The Jo-Jo company is considering  starting work again on its property,  which lies near the Commander on the  road to Trail. A long open cut along  the ledge was made two or three years  ago, but since then not much has been  done. Exploratory work in the cut is  now in progress.  The Mascot tunnel is showing about  two feet of mixed ore. The winze is  down 43 feet, and shows about two feet  of good mixed ore, while the rest of the  shaft is well mineralized. The new  compressor plant building is nearly  framed. The building *is 70x26 feet in  size. At a recent meeting of the company directors in Montreal it was  decided to discontinue Sunday work on  its properties, and accordingly operations will in future be carried* on only  six days in the week. Twenty-one men  are on tbe Mascot pay roll.  In a country so rich in minerals as  British Columbia nothing in the way of  rich : strikes is ever surprising.    The  world knew of Cariboo and knows of  Klondike and Kootenay, but it may not  be generally known that there are districts almost at home where strikes are  made as rich or nearly so as in any part  of the Kootenays or even in the great  Yukon country.   A gentleman of lifelong experience in all matters pertaining to mines and mining, in conversation with a World representative, gave  him some idea of the mineral wealth  that lies in what might be termed the  immediate vicinity.    "A trip  up   the  coast," says the gentleman referred to,  "will speedily convince any man that  British Columbia is destine"d to be one  of the greatest mining countries on the  globe.   Men in Vancouver and Victoria,  even   those   connected   with    minin��*  themselves, can hardly realize this, but  a trip to  Texada   and   Shoal Bay will  convince them.    The Van Anda "mine,  which is now down 200 feet, has a body  of the finest ore on earth.   The Raven  is   also   a   promising   prospect.     The  Marble Bay mining property  has a lot  of   splendid   ore   lying   on' the dump  where it may be seen and examined by  anyone.    Some   of   the   very   highest  grade ore has been taken from the'"Surprise, which has a shaft  down 300 feet,  and, best of all, a good  ledge showing.  Another   fine  looking   proposition   on  Texade Island is the Silver Tip.  G.oin��*  further up the coast,  you arrive at tlie  Shoal Bay district.    Here high grade  copper ore, carrying gold and silver is  taken out, equal to  anything ever seen  in the Kootenay.    It might be surprising' to many people to know that within  15miles of   Nanamio   there have been  150   claims   recorded   within   the last  three months.    Trails are now under  construction from Nanaimo.    Very rich  copper ore, carrying gold and silver is  found  at   Mt. Siccaar' and Mt. Brenton  districts     The Leonora and Tyea, two  adjoining properties, are making wonderful returns considering the amount  of   development   done on them.    The  claims known   as the Copper Canyon  mining property, comprising the Victoria, Copper Canyon and Susan mineral claims, owned by P. J. Pearson, of  '  Victoria,   are   situated   on Chemainus  river,  about  one   mile   west   of   the  Leonora mine.   They have been sold  recently to an   English   syndicate, the  purchase price   being   $75,000.   When  such  valuable  mineral   localities are  within a few hours' journey of  either  Vancouver or Victoria,  it is surprising  that so many people are not contented  with  anything  short of the far-awav  Klondike." J THE LEDGE, "NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 3, 1898.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ������: . 75  Six "  1.25  Twelve "  2M  Three years  ">.oo  Transient Advertising:, as'cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents jier line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  probable that in the course of two or  three years both these parts of Canada will surpass the Golden State in  the production of the fine yellow  metal. The Yukon will easily surpass it next year, if it has not done so  this year.  XEED    OF   CANADIAN    COIN.  Just what is the reason of it we do  to contributors. not venture to say, but the fact is the  Correspondence from every partof the Kootenay press Ol Canada is very slow to take  District and communications 'upon live topics up tne question of establishing a Can-  always acceptable.    Write on both sides of the ,.            .   ,   '   ���'. '  ,      ,        ,,      .������..,.������;,,  paper if you wish.  Ahvays send something good adian mint.   And when the mattei is  no matter how crude.   Get your copy in while it touched Upon it   is   done SO in SUCll a  is hot, and we will do the rest.  A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TBUKSDAY, NOVEMBER 3. 1898.  SILVER    MOUNTAIN   WAGON    ROAD.  , Since the question bus been raised,  and the need of a wagon road up  Silver mountain has been submitted  to our citizens, the feeling is generally favorable to the pushing ahead  pL.the proposition,, but up to date  nothing has been done to ensure the  building of the road. Speaking for  the California mine, Mr. A. J. Marks  says he will contribute' $500 to the  road; the Marion people will put up  a, like amount, and the owners of  other properties in the vicinity o^  these will raise another thousand at  least. It would be an easy matter to  get the necessary funds to start the  road if the question were actively  taken hold, of and pushed with the  vim the undertaking deserves.  The closing down ofthe California  because ofthe excessive charges for  freight and packing ought to be of  sufficient importance to cause our  citizens to bestir themselves. Much  of the road work could be done during the winter and it could be finished in the spring, whereas, if left until  spring opens it will not likely be  completed before the fall of '9!), which  would greatly retard ihe development of the mountain properties.  In about seven months, unless the  earth stops in its daily rotations, the  month of May will be with us, with  its flowers,- its pleasures, its balmy  breezes and its Twenty fourth. The  citizens ot New Denver hereby give  notice that on that date a celebration  will be held here that will surprise  the world. This year New.Denver  kindly assisted its sister towns in  making their celebrations the successes they were, without in any way  interfering by holding counter events.  Next year, however, in the year of  our Lord eighteen hundred and  ninety-nine, New Denver will submit  to no pushing aside. Celebrate she!  will, and on a grand scale, May 24th  Get your long green ready.  tVir,I,    THK    .GOVKBNMKXT     DO    IT?  Some  weeks ago we reproduced  what the B. C. Review,   of London,  Eng., had to say  in regard to the  proper distribution of the minister of  mines'annual report in London,, in  which that journal readily agreed to  take upon itself such distribution if the  Government would forward the documents.   If we are to judge from what  appears in the last issue of that valuable journal, the Government has not  taken any step towards complying  with the suggestion.    The   Review  says:     "Although   the   Government  are. taking no steps to make the great  mineral potentialities of the Province  better known in this   country,   the  Provincial Press fully recognizes the  necessity for the distribution of official  statisf.ics.   In a recent issue of The  Ledge we read :    "The B.C. Review  is doing a good work in London in  the interest of British Columbia, and  it can be assisted greatly if it has on  hand a quantity of the reports of the  Minister of Mines. . We venture to  say that one reliable mining paper  like the Review,   issued regularly in  London, is of more real value in presenting the virtues of British Columbia to the mining world than would  be a score of such offices as the  B. C.  Government is now keeping up in one  of the fashionable suburbs of London,  and we hope  tlie  proper officials at  Victoria will take the mattei* in hand  and forward to the Review a supply  of the Government reports for distribution, '"  Will tiie Government consider this  gingerly manner as to leave an impression that it is a question of doubt  whether a mint in Canada is of any  great importance, We note one exception, however, in the B.C. Mining  Critic, which handles the question in  a common sense way that we enjoy  seeing. It says: "The Canadian  Bankers' Association, which has been  in session this week in Toronto has  been discussing the matter of the  large circulation of American currency in Canada at par, and is decidedly ot the opinion that some means  should be taken to check it. One  very effective means, we might suggest, would be the issuance of a sufficient amount of Canadian currency in  gold and silver coin to carry on Canadian business. At present our coin  currency is totally inadequate, and  we consequently borrow this medium  of exchange from our neighbor to the  south. Canada has no gold coinage  at all, using almost wholly the coinage of the United States.  "It has been pointed out that Canada, a country now producing such  an enormous quantity of gold and  silver, should establish a mint and do  its own coining, instead of paying the  mint of Great Britain for performing  that service for us. The objection on  the part ofthe Government so far has  been the mattei* of cost, occasioned  both by the operation ot a home mint  and the loss by wear and tear on the  coinage. The claim is that it pays  Canada to use its neighbor's gold coin  free of charge rather than provide  coin of its own. And in the past we  have not seen that the chartered  banks ot .Canada have had any objections to this condition of affairs. It  is not likely, indeed, that there is  any objection even now by the banks,  except on the grounds that the great  influx of American currency is displacing correspondingly the bank  notes of these chartered institutions.  The objection they are making now  would appear to be an entirely selfish  one; and they would be almost as  much opposed to a Canadian mint as  to the free use of American coins, for  the reason that it would mean no  gains to them.  "But there is a national side to the  question. It does not comport with  the dignity of Canadians that they  should continue always to use foreign  coins. The country has now taken  its stand high up among the precious  metal producing countries of the  world, and from the standpoint of  self-respect, if nothing else, it should  have its own gold coinage produced  from its own mint, and it should be  an abundant coinage."  Tt is a fact not generally recognized that the Slocan Division produced  nearly as much from its mines during  the years 1896-7 as all of the other  divisions in the West Kootenay district combined. During this period  the production from Slocan mines was  valued at $5,290,734, while that of  Trail Creek. Nelson, Ainsworth  divisions and other parts reached the  aniount of $5,477,704, just $187,170  greater than that from the Slocan.  This year's production will exceed  that of last year, and it will be surprising if the Slocan does not beat the  combined production of the other  divisions by several hundred thousand .  tory, product, probable future and j  their value. Then if some enterprising  owner succeeds in getting investors  interested enough to come and look  at his claim, these 'backcappers' get  i in their work. Instead of bringing  out the good points of the properties,  they bring out all the bad ones and  give the property a 'blackeye' to  any sale in which they can have a  finger. If a cyclone or an earthquake could be induced to select this  class or people for general destruction  a great many more mines could command capital with which to operate.  Even a camp, with plenty of good  mines and prospects will have uphill  work tc advance if it contains a tew  men ot this kind. Any deal they  may be in on is all right, but those  with which they have nothing to do  are sure to get the rough side of their  tongue. Of course, a stranger will  be apt to listen to an old resident, who  tells him apparent facts concerning  the mines ot his section, and it is for  this reason that men of this kind can  do much harm. . Many a mining sale  has fallen through because of hints or  innuendoes from such people as this.  Men about to invest in mining property are timid at best and any cunningly devised story adverse to the  mine is apt to find a ready listener.  No decent person wants to see capitalists swindled with worthless claims,  of course, but it is usually those  which have merit which are attacked  by the blackmailers, backcappers or  hoodoes to be found in almost every  mining camp in the mining regions  of the west.".  Cable advices from England state  that the syndicate of which J.  Morris Catton is the head, and which  got a charter from the Parliament of  the Dominion last session, will immediately commence the construction  of a telegraph line to Dawson. , The  first portion will be a cable to Skae:-  way. '���  I-KAVIN-    HOME.  'i >es  When a feller sort of packs his traps an'  away from home,  WJuir1 the birds'are alius singin'.and the honey's  in the comb���  Whar' the sunshine is the brightest an' the heart  beats all in time,  An' life's as sweet in winter as in rosiest days of  June.  No matter how the skies look���if they're just as  bright an' blue  As the eyes with which your sweetheart twinkles  messages to you���'  You'll find 'em growin' misty with  a haze on  lield and plain,  An'  your eyes'll sorter  twinkle  and the  lids'11  "hide the rain.  For the distance���it looks lonesome, an' though  roses red an' white  Air jest es sweet off yonder, with  the dews an'  with the light.  As the ones in the old time garden,   yit���it's  mighty fur to roam���  An' vou know more of the roses in the little snot  "called "Home."  So, paekin' up for leavin'sorter makes you fumble  'roun'  Fer handkerchiefs   to  dry the tears that  will  come triekUn' down !  An'  though   you  say   it's  foolishness, yit   the  world's so wide'to roam.  An'the best world fer a feller is tin: little world  at home.  KKTURN    HIM    TO    ONTARIO.  ntireaL  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : :. 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     896,850.04  [HEAD   OFFICE,    MOXTEEAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clodston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundlands Great Britain, and  the United States.  .. t- NeW Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager.  i -^arva ^aa^qram ��ua tbukii-wcb *)u*. iujuu qajaa-^iueMM rn-^iaca^Ba'^f^wiiti'um ���jau-sai-^i^-'  THK    BKAVKST    l*ATTL,K.  The bravest battle that ever was fought!  Shall I tell you where and when '.'  On the maps of the world you will find it not,  'Twas fought by the mother!* of men.  Nav, not with cannon nor battle shot,  With sword or nobler pen!  Nn v, not with words or eloquent thought  from mouths of wonderful men.  But deep in the walled up women's heart���  Of women that would not yield,  But bravely, silently, bore her part.  Lo, there is that battlefield!  No marshaling troop, no bivouac song,     >  No banner to gleam and wave,  But, oh, these battles, they last 30 long���  From babyhood to the grave.  Vet, faithful still as u bridge of stars,  She tights in her walled up town-  Fights on and on in the endless wars,  Then silent, unseen, goes down.  Oh, ye with banners and battle shot.  And soldiers to shout and praise,  I tell you the kingliest victories fought  Were fought in these silent ways.  Oh, spotless woman in a world of shame,  With'a splendid'and silent scorn.  Go back to God as white as you came,  The kingliest warrior born !  ���.loaipiiii Miller.  MIST,KAI>1N<".  ll is seldom a fact that makes most of our woe :  it isn't tbe thing that we really know.  Hut the vague intimation that dritts here and  there,  Like a cloud o'er the landscape that.might have  been fair.  'Tis the rumor whonc inlhieuce swiftly expands,  Like sickly malaria mint through the lands.  Oh. many a dance weary mortals are fed  By "what some one. told some one that somebody  said."  And  a  halt   must be  called,  though  men   fain  would press on ;  The paths they must scan over which they have  gone ;  They must  light   up  their  lanterns, and search  night and day  For the. point where their journeying tirst   went  astray.  It's woudr usly luc-K.v life's wayfarers are  If thev note the mistake ere r.hevYe travelled too  Tar:  If they're early made war.- 'of the  wiles that are  spread  By -'what some one told some one that somebody  said."  "Whtit is the lm-aning of ex nihilo  nihil lit'.'" asked a Highlander ofthe.  village school mas ten-.  "Weel, Donald, answered the dominie,  "I dinna mind the liteial translation;  but it. jist means that ye eanna tak' the  hreeks at'f a lliglilandnian."  ItACKCArriNIJ.  To look for a mining camp in the  world that is not infested with one or  two or a dozen "backcappers" is a  vain search. Slocan has them along  with everything else that is of a good,  bad or indifferent nature, and we  suppose that so long as God gives  mortal man breath to breath, this  extremely tiresome individual will  flourish. "Backcappers" are not  found in  any  particular set.    They  are sometimes  prominent in mininir  Will   Ul 1C  VJ��.' > CI lliiiv^iiu    vjMiioi^ivi    uiuu l  uestion and do what has been **sked j circlcs and a^lin  tlle>' are not-    Bu"' |  all   have tlie   same,  complaint,    and!  are ever ready to talk against tliati  section wherein they have not a min-'-,  eral holding to dispose of. J  The San Francisco  Call say.-* some;  pertinent  things  about  this iudivid-���:  ual :      "The   worst   enemies   many,  mining., sections have are among 'their'  resident*!.     -They .rpi'f'ten'd   to  of it? We repeat what was said some  weeks ago, and call upon our esteemed Government; organs at Victoria to  bo<>st tlie proposition along.  <J.\i.ii-i iK'Xia   will,   it   is  sa-id, only  yield about $i:,.,iXX)!aKi in gold this  year.. At ll)<- present rate,at which  gold production .is increasing in Brit-.- own  ���h  .\\   Coluinhia   and  the  Yukon,   it   is   know  about,  its mines,   their hi"  The Nelson Economist has made out a  clear case against the editor of tlie Vancouver Province. If the charge is true,  and the evidence is certainly of a convincing nature, he should be returned to  Ontario to stand trial on the charge laid.  The Economist  states its case thusly:  "While the genial editor of  the Province lived in Ontario the birthrate was  at. no time below the average, in fact it  was a little above  if anything; then be  left, and all at once,  or within a. reasonable space of time,  there was a noticeable decrease, so conspicuous as to excite  comment.    Of course,   it may   be contended that in any event this ialling-off  would   have taken  place, and was not  necessarily consequent upon  the departure of   anyone   living   at that time in  Ontario, but the fallacy of this reasoning  will manifest;   itself when it is pointed  out that no   proofs   are  forthcoming  to  support such an illogical conclusion, but  there is abundant proof to demonstrate  that there is a shrinkage in the baby industry; moreover,  it will be admitted  tat the editor of the Province is no longer  a resident of   that   part   of Canada in  which this once, .thriving,industry is said  to have shrunk  and shrivelled  into insignificance.   It is not a sufficient, answer to the complaint that even if the  editor  of  Canada's only critical  paper  once more took up.his  residence in Ontario,  conditions  precisely the same as  those that existed  previous to the time  he left would not prevail; all we have to  deal with is the plain fact that the editor  of tlie Province  newspaper left Ontario  at some time within the  last  two years,  and in  a  reasonable  time  thereafter a  reputable   clergyman   complained   that  baby culture   was   at   a   standstill.    If  further proof were needed to establish a  case against the  editor of the Province,  we believe it may be found  in the paragraph  quoted   above,   and  taken  from  page 4 of that paper.   Instead of offering  some explanation for the  low birthrate,  he  treats   the whole subject   callously  and contemptuously, and  with a knowing leer, says:   'The explanation is quite  simple; there are not as  many  babies  being born in Ontario now as there were  formerly.'    This alone  sustains the contention that if the editor of the Province!  is not responsible for the low nirthrate,!  lie. knows more of the matter  than lie is J  willing to divulge." j  !'oily goes visiting for the Iirst time'  since she can remember, and midnight!  finds her wide awake.. "Holly, dear-1  est." says her mamma in.despair, "why:  dent' you go to sl"epV" ,  '���Please, mamma. 1 ain't acquainted;  with .lite bedclothes, yet!"  .   .,      .   ,    .    .'  "AvoW so far as' p'o'.'sihle'.' Inn-kin;:-- a*VY"'  waler which lias been niutauiiiiated'-by*  lend pipes or lead lined tanks.  Rates, $ 1.25 a day  Baths Free  ^ccbrnmodatibns  at Springs.  We do what we advertise to do.  I'iclnre framing.  C. S. RASHDALL.  .Notary Pul.lic.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  R&BribALL & FAUQUlfeR  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  AND BONDED.   INVITED-���  Attracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  ulOiicT ;>   K/i inHti fti'Ci  H.T BRAG DON,  aom*m*maH^mmma*mmmmmmmmmMmmom*mmB^mmmmmmmmrm^mmmBmmmm*m^m*i*mM��mmmKmt  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy ami Shelf Hardware  Mine aiid Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders'and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and'shall he pleased to quote  prices upon any thing required  n my line.  JfUSi'W^.^ajKJ^^'.KE^^^  OTEL SANDON,  vK      7n    7n      VA.      7r\      7^  Sandon, B.C.  -"THIS NEW HOUSE,  with the old name, is  well   equipped   to  accommodate a large  number of G-uests.      The building is plastered  and the rooms are   unsurpassed   for comfort in  the Slocan, while in  the  Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  the CI if ton H otise,  Sandon.  Hasample 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.  Will find the  mtlrtiQibh fltotfel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  -Sloean City.  GETHING &. HENDERSON. Proprietors.  \V. S. Dkkyvky  Kaslo, B.C.  H.T. Twicn-  New Denver,B.C.  DREWRY& TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford,' McNeil Code.  JtaTRashdall & Fauquier. Agents.  TO LETTER-WRITERS  D  R. A.S. MARS    ...A..  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago __  G  WILL1M & JOHNSON.  (Mi-Gill')  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan  City, -       -       -       -       -  I" o  WANTED.  Industrious man of characti-r to travel auduip-  pointagents.   Salary and expenses paid.  BHADLEY-G V RRET'SON COMPANY,Limited  Toronto  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  WATJvERcUUKER,  ��� >.?j'i'T\-,'.j!liturnM.xiri,-'I'��<:ij.l<-l>s n'l'fl' ItC-p'ili-V'i's  I>����� 11 vcr's     .l'iidi;ria k,i'i-s ami , Km'^alincrs.  X.'H.   -AVe'hatfc rlii'Miily firar'ti'ra] i'nd'-riakci-  :i iui Kiiib.-i 1 iiicr dniiii! Iiusiiii'-s in tin' Slncau.  [JOWARD WEST,  Assoc. K S M. London. Kng  MINING ENGINEER,.  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  7     & ASSAYER.        _   _ ..  ."'���_  I'ropiTtics ��� i'.Naluiui-d     si t if I    reported   oil   ,'iV. ' n.  :. ��� ���'���tending'purchaser.*.-   ������ ������'  : ���������"  Assay   ollice  and   f.'hc'mica!   La horn lory. 'I'e.lie.  Vile aVe.   New   I tell ViT.  I > (.'.  HE Postal Authorit  advice to all who  write letters is to have  the name and address  of the writer printed  upon the envelope.  This saves time and  prevents letters going  to the Dead Letter  Office. In order to  help out the public in  tliis i mpjrtant matter  we will print your name and address upon loo No. 7 white envelopes and mail them to any part  of Canada upon receiptor  75 CENTS.  THE LEDGE, New Denver.  y[t L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  F.  G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nnknsp. B.C.  THE MINERS'EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, "       .       E. C. Weaver  . '      AGENTS.: > ',      '  Iain' just' stari'iifg" the lies!1 filing for inoi'iey-  liiaUiiiyyoti have-seen 'lot mairy- a day:������ "Your  name anil ;t<i<liv.*s will -bring theVgoldelJ inlY'Tlii-'  a tion. ' .��������������  T.  II.  LI.VSCiiTT. Toronto Sixth Year.  THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C.  NOVEMBER 3  lSyfc.  THE    Ot.O   ARMY   HARDTACK.  How  heart are the war-time  me-  dear  to my  mentoes,  I've cherished in mem'ry of sorrows and joys,  In the days when I tramped through the dust of  Virginia, ���.,..,  . Or splashed through its mud with the rest of  the boys;  There's a rusty old sabre I never will part with,  A faded old cap and a jacket of blue,  A battered canteen and a haversack holding  Some squares of the hardtack we all had to  chew! ���  The iron-bound hardtack!  The moss-covered hardtack!  The old army hardtack we all had to chew !  There was the hardtack from wars of a past yen-  ������..   eratiou, ,  .���   ,  Which remained uneonsumed till about '03 ;  It was rumored that some, which defied mastica-  Was marked -Vera  Cruz"   or was  lettered  "B. C."  What a triumph was  this for  the skill of the  baker!  Indestructible product, defying time's,tooth !  Bnt it could not resist the assaults of our grinders.  The grinders we had in the days of our youth.  The Bunker Hill hardtack!  The 1812 hardtack !.-.������  The old army hardtack we ate in our youth!  Oh!  make feasts of the coarsest of  youth can  viands,      .,_.,���       . .   ,  And never again shall we veterans feel  Such a zest in our lives as 'way back in the '60s.  When hardtack  sufficed to create a "square"  meal. ,, ���  Though now   we may dine at more sumptuous  til ll1f*Q ���  We'd gladly exchange all the dainties they  For the .hearty enjoyment, the youthful digea-  That seasoned "the hardtack we ate in the Held.  The bullet-proof hardtack!  The iron-clad hardtack !  The old army hardtack we ate in the tieluV  ���Charles E. Sprague-  THE   MAftiH'S    TOMB.  Vivid I>encr"l��tioii of Its  British.  Capture by tli��  G. "W. Stevens, writing to the London'  Daily Mail, thus describes;tW British.;  army's entrance into Oraflurman: It  was about 2 o'clock when the Sirdar's  gibbering mankey-house. From naked  hovels, presto! it turned to ' naked  bodies. Climbing, squeezing, burrowing  they came out like vermin from a burn-  ing'coat.  They were just as  skinny and shabby  as any other dervishes; as  the  Omdurman guards  they were a failure.    They  were   all very friendly,   the men  very,  anxious to tell what they knew of the  Khalifa's  movements���which was nothing���the   women   overjoyed    to    fetch  drinks of water.   But when they were  told to bring   out their arms and ammunition they became a bit sticky, as  soldiers say.   They looked like refusing,  and   a    snap-shot    around   the corner  which killed a black soldier began  to  look   nasty.     There   must   have   been  'thousands of them all about us, all under  cover, all knowing every twist and turn  of their warren.   But a confident front  imposed   on   them,   as  it will   on   all  savages.   A raised vice,  a hand on the  shoulder���and they. were slipping* away  to their dens   arid 'slouching back with  Remingtons and bandoliers.   The first  came very, very slowly; 'as the pile grew  they came quicker and quicker.    From  crawling they changed in five minutes to  a trot; they smiled all over, and informed zealously against anv \yho held back.  Why not? " Three ma's'terless. hours will  hardly wipe out "the rest of a life time of  Ejlavery.  .Maxwell Bey left a'guard over  'the arms and went back; it was not in  this compartment that we should find  the Khalifa.    "We went on through the  walled street along the riverfront; the  '���gunboats were'still Maximing, now and  again a cable or two ahead.   So on till  we came to the southern  river corner of  tbe   hold���and   here   was   a   winding,  ascending path   between   two   stouter  walls than (ever.   Here was a   stotlter  wooden-gate: it must be here.   In this  enclosure,  'tod,   was    a   multitude    of  Woden "dwellings,  but larger and mo'ie  amply spaced.   The 'Sirdar overtook iis  now, and the guns; the gunners had cut  t-Iieir road;and levelled the breach, and  THE    OLI>    HAYMOW.  The Old Haymow's the place to play  Fer boys, when it's a rainy day.  I good 'eal ruther be up there '  Than down in town, er anywhere !  When I play in our stable-loft.  The good olel hay's so dry an' soft,  An' feels so fine, and smells so sweet,  I 'most ferget to go in an' eat.  An' one time onc't I did ferget  To go tei dinner was all et,���  An' they had short���cake���an'���Uud he  Hogged up the piece Ma saved for me!  Nen I won't let him play no more  In our haymow where I keep store  An' got hen-eggs to sell.���and shoo  The cackle-un old hen out., too !  An' 'nen when Aunty she was here  A-visitun from Rensselaer.  An' bringed my little cousin���he  Can come up there a',play with me.  But, after while���when Bud he bets  'At I can't, turn no summersetts,  I let him come up, ef he can  Ac' ha'f-way like a gentleman !  ���James Whitcomb Riley.  AMKKICA   A   CENTURY   AGO.  A day laborer received two shilling's  a day.  Imprisonment for debt was a common  practice.  There was not a public library in the  United States.  An old copper mine in Connecticut was  used as a prison.  Every gentleman wore a queue and  powdered his hair  There was only one hat factory and  that made cocked hats.  Dry goods we're designated as "men's  stuffs" or ' women's "stuffs."  though he never expected to see thein  again.  Twenty days were required for a letter to go from New" York to Charleston  | by land.  j At the Christmas quilting- parties  j games were fashionable, with kissing  i penalties.  j All the population of a village assein-  i bled at the inn on "post day" to hear  I the news.  ���j Quinine was unknown. When a man  ! had ague fits lie took Peruvian bark  j and whisky.  ! When a man had enough tea he  ; placed his spoon across his cup to indi-  i cate that he wanted no more.  i  ! Dances in Philadelphia were given  ; every two weeks, but men under 20 and  j girls under 18 were not admitted.  7   The favorite novels   of   ** worldly"  young women were "Victoria," "Lady  j Julia'Mandeville" and ''Malvern Dole."  i The church collection was taken in a  ! bag at the end of a pole with a bell attached to arouse sleepy contributors.  A New England girl was not allowed  ! to marry until she could bake a loaf of  j bread aiul cut it in smooth, even slices  i while it was still warm.  SIl.SPEOTEI>.  red   flag   moved   onward    toward   the  tugged the first gate off its hinges.  Mahdi's tomb, heaving its torn dome  above the sea of mud walls. The red  and white looked light and gay beside'  the huge, cumbrous raven banner of the  Khalifa which flew sullenly at its side.  Through the sparse hovels they moved  on; we were on the threshold of the  capital of Mahdism. And on the threshold came out an old man on'a donkey  with a white flag. The Khalifa���so we  believed���had fled to Umdurman and  was at this very moment within his wall  in the centre of the town,, but the inhabitants had come out to surrender.  Only one point the old gentleman desired  to be assured of: were we likely to  massacre everybody if we let thein in  without resistance? The Sirdar, thought  not. The old man beamed at'the answer, and conveyed it to his fellow-  townsmen; on the top of which ceremony we marched into Omdurman.  It began just lik"* any other town or  village of the. mean Soudan. Half the  huts seemed left unfinished; the other  half to have been deserted and fallen to  pieces. There were no streets, doors or  windows except holes, usually no roofs.  As for a garden, a tree, a steading for a  beast���any evidence of thrift or intelligence, any attempt nt comfort or  amenity of common cleanliness���not a  single tree of any of it. Omdurman was  just planless confusion of blind walls  and gaping holes, shiftless stupidity,  contented tilth and brutishness. Oppression, stagnation and degradation  were stamped deep on every yard of  miserable Omdurman. We could hardly  see tlie place for the people. We could  hardly hear our voices for their shrieks  of welcome. We could hardly move for  their importunate greetings. They  tumbled over each other like ants from  every mud heap, from behind every  dung hill, from under every mat. Most  of the men still wore their gibbas turned-  inside out; vou could see the shadows of  the patches through the sackcloth. They  had been trying to kill us three hours  before. But"they salaamed none the less  and volleved : '"'Peace be with you," in  our track" All the miscellaneous tribes  of Arabs whom Abdullahi.'s fears or sus-  pecions had congregated in his'.capital,  all the blacks his captains had gathered  together into frontier slavery���indiscriminate, half-naked, grinning the grin of  the sycophant, they held out their hands  and asked for backsheesh.  The multitudes of women whom concupiscence had harried from every recess  of Africa and mewed up in Baggara harems, came lu-ing out to salute their new  masters. There, were at least three of  them to every man. Black women from  Equatoris,and almost white women from  Egypt, plum-skinned Arabs,and a strong  yei'low:type, with square,'bbriy faces and  tightly ringletted black-hair;'old woman  Oh: we must be coming to it now  We were'quite close upon the towering  shell-torn skeleton of the Mahdi's tomb.  The way broadened to a square. But  the sun had some time struck level into  our eves; he went down ; in 10 minutes  it would be dark. Now or never! Here  we were.opposite the tomb; to.our left  was the Khalifa's own -palace. We were  there, if only he was. A section of  blacks filed away to the left through the  walled 'passage that led to the door. Another filed to Ihe right, behind the tomb,  towards his private iron mosque. We  waited. We waited. And then, on left  and right, they re-appeared, rather drag-  gingly. Gone���None could know it for  certain till the place had been searched  through as we'll as the darkness 'would  let,it. Next morning some of the smaller E!mirs avowed that they knew it. He  had been supposed to be surrounded;  but who could stop every earth in such a  spinney ! He had bolted out of one door  as we went in at another.  For the present we had missed the  crowning capture. But going back under  the wall we found a very good assurance  that Abdullahi was no more a ruler.  The street under the wall, now a breathless stream of men and women, all  carrying baskets���the whole population  of the Khalifa's capital racing to pilfer  the Khalifa's grain. There was no doubt  about their good disposition now. They  salaamed with enthusiasm and looted  most genuinely; one flat-nosed black  lady forgot propriety so far as to kiss my  hand. Wonderful workings of the savage mind! Six hours before they were  dying in regiments for their master; now  thev were looting his corn. Six hours  before they were slashing our wounded  to pieces; now they were asking us for  coppers. By this time the darkling  streets were "choked with the men and  horses and guns and camels of the in-  pouring army. You dragged along a mile  an hour, clamped immovably into a mass  of troops and transport. A hundred good  spearmen now*���but the Dervishes were  true savages to the end; they had decided that they were beaten, and beaten  they remained.  Next morning the army awoke refreshed and were able to appreciate to the full  the beauties of Omdurman. When you  saw it close, and by the light of day, the  last suggestion of stateliness vanished.  It had nothing left but size���mereStupid  multiplication of rubbish. One or two  relics of civilization were found. Taps  in the Khalifa's bath; a ships chronometer; a small pair of compasses in a  boy's writing desk, and a larger ,'pair  modelled clumsily upon them; the  drooping ;telegraph wire and cable to  Khartoum;   Gordon's   old   Bordein,   a  Books were very expensive.   "The  Lives of the Poets'-' cost S15.  Crockery plates were objected to because 'tlieY dulled the knives.  A horseman who galloped on a city  street was fined four shillings.  Two'stage coaches bore all the travel  between New York and Boston-  A gentleman bowing to a lady always  scraped his foot on the ground.  Virginia contained a fifth of the whole  population of the country.  A man who jeered at the preacher or  criticised his sermon was fined: i  Stoves were unknown.   All cooking  was done before ah open fireplace.  Many of the streets 'were not named  and the houses were not numbered.  The parquet of a theater was called  the pit, and was filled  with the rabble.  Three-fourths of the books in every  library came from bevond the Atlantic.  The whipping post and pillory were  still standing in New York and Boston. ���  She wears neither vest nor suspendors.  Her waist isn't cut like a coat;  She says that those women are foolish  Who want to hold office and vote.  She is sweet and good looking and gentle.  And love, I have oft heard her say,  Is a weapon with which any woman  May, if she minded to, sway.  Ah. well, let her have her sweet notions,  There may be good sense in her plan ;  Perhaps she's as mild as 'she seems���but I notice  That her husband's typewriter's a man.  A    Mother's    Influence.  It is hard for a young mother who lias  not yet  overcome the wayward   tendencies of her own youthful nature, to  realize the  influne>>ce  she exerts over  her little ones.    She  is  constantly surrounded by critical imitators, who constantly copy her morals and manners.  As the mother is.  so are her sons and  daughters.    If a family of children are  blessed with an intelligent mother, who  is dainty and  refined in her manner,  and does not consider it necessary to be  one Avoman  in the drawing* room and  an   entirely   different   person   in   her  everyday life, but who is a true mother, ,  and ahvays a tender, charming woman, I  you .'will "invariably see her habits of j  speech arid perfect manners repeated in  her children.    Great,  rough  men and !  noisy, busy boys will ahvays tone down j  their voices, step quietly, and try to be  more mannerly when she stops to give  them a kind word and a pleasant smile;  for a true woman will never fail to say  and do all the kind, pleasant things she  can that will in any way help to lift up  and cheer those whose, lives are shaded  with care and toil     The mother of today rules the world of to-morrow.  AN    AUTUMN   OAKOL.  QANAmAN  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE.  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Through tickets issued  to destination.  TOURIST  CARS  TO ALL   KASTERX   AND  E'jjfOi'KAX rorxi'S.  TO 1'ACIFIC COAST,  ALASKA,  JAPAN,  CHINA   ANI>  AUSTRALIA POINTS.  and Baggage checked  PASS REVELSTOKE  DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  DAILY' (except Wednesday)  TO EASTERN CANADIAN  ���and U. S. POINTS.  COXNKC'TIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:l,r��k Daily: lv���Denver C.Siding���ar: Daily 15 50k  8:35k cx.Sumllv N. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun.l'i'OOk  NELSON, TltAlL, ItOSSI.ANI), KTC.  OiflOkcx. Sun: lv N. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  Ascertain rates and full  information   hy addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, AgentNew Denver.  W. K. Anderson, Trav. Pass; Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dis't. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  t3B~ All sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line. .  Oh, our hearts are aglow witji contentment  That impregnates our toplofty flat.  Where life has u joyous presentment���  From the cook to the overfed cat:  Though lately we shuddered with terror  And chills at the heat's long delay.  The'landlord has repented of'error '  And there's heat in the steam-pipes t'j-day !  So lift up your voice and he joyous.  For the north wind is robbed of its bite,  And the cold draughts that used to annoy us  Are zephlrs'of balmy delight.  No more will the tremors of freezing  Our underelad weakness betray;  Away with chilled ankles and sneezing,  for there's heat in the steam-pipes'to-dny.  i  IN srN&oh  ^S>*S>"S>"S**<S>'��"-  'Eastern  Oysters,   Tender  Chickens   and    everything;  4  f  '$ the   Market   affords  in  the  wav of delicious and.  palatable food can be found  at  valley was   not so  heart of Africa now  The Mississippi  well known as the  is.  Vyhen a 'Virginian started off on a  journey to New York he made his will  and   bade   farewell   to   his  friends   as  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  United Mineral Claim.  The Pa 1 a G6  Strangers and others are  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.     Where located: Adjacent to the Echo and   Sunlight. Mineral  claims at the head of Jackson Basin.  'PAKE NOTICE that 1, George Alexander, free  1    miner's certilieate No. 7I,0(H), as agent for the  Echo Mining and Milling Co.. Ltd., free miner's '  certilieate No. ll,i)(MA. intend sixty days from j  the date hereof to apply  to the Mining Recorder j  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 i'8th day of October. l��iis.  i  4  4  4  4  4  4  4 on shift vou are sure to finds  ^ Charley -. ."  requested to call on us when  hunger torments their_internal anatomy.    If John is not  Is the  Best-equipped  Restaurant  in the Slocan  It never Closes  and the proprietors aim  to please their patrons  in  every  way  possible.  Millard & Thompson.  t  4  I  4  4  4  *  4  *  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  \  4  4  4  SpotoB Fisi irtte  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossiand  and Spokane 'and Rossiand.  Direct Route to the   Mineral District of the Col-  villo Reservation,   Nelson, Kaslo,   Kobtehay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  DAILY   SERVICE.  Leave.  6:20 a.m.  12:05 "  8:30 a.m.  Train leavin  Arrive.  5:35 p.m1  1.1:20a. 'im  3:10 p.m  make close  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  _ Xelson  at 8:3(1 a  connections at Spokane with trains for all  Pacific Coast Points.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  j       Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundary.*  Creek connect, at .Marcus with stage daily.  C. G-. DIXOK, Spokane, Wash:  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING1C0.,   LTD.  Summer Time Card effective .June 20, isas.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  South Bound  Read down.  nv3  G-KOR(>E ALEXANDER, Agent.  Niinev Hanks Xo. 2   *>rinei-al Claim.  and little girls and mothers with babies  at the breast; women who could hardly  walk frorndved cotton swathings,muffled  in close veils, and women withionly a rag  between themselves and nakedness���the  whole city was a huge harem, a museum  of African races, a monstrosity of African lu-st. We had come opposite the  corner of a high wall of faced stones, a  high 20-foot solid, without a chip or  chiiik. Now! this was the great wall of  Omdurman, tlie Khalifa's citadel. Less  than 3,000 men were standing, surrounded by 10 times their number, within 10  feet of this gigantic wall. But for the  moment we were safe enough. The  Khalifa, demented in all he did through  these last days of his perdition, had  made no banquette in'side his rampart,  and if it was hard to scale it was impossible to defend.  For the inside of the Khalifa's own  enclosure was even more squalid, an  even more wonderful teeming behive,  than the outer town itself. Like all  tyrants, lie was constantly increasing his  bodyguard, till-the fortified enclosure  was* bursting with tliem. From the  height of a saddle you could see that this  'wasTonly part of the citadel, an enclosure  within an enclosure. Past a little guard  house at the gate a narrow path ran up  the centre of it; till the rest was a chaos  of piggish dwelling' boles. Tiny round  straw tukls, mats propped up a foot from  the earth with crooked sticks, dome  ropped mud kennels that a man could  just crawl into, exaggerated birds' nests  tailing to pieces of stick and straw���lucky  was the man of the. Khalifa's guard-who  could bouse himself and family in a mud  cabin the size of an omnibus. On even-  side, of everv type, they..'jam bled7'and  jostled and "cr us lied ; and tl'iey sweated  and stunk with people. For one or two  old men in.uew .ir.ib-ba.sv;c>amepiTt-'|jii��tec?'  or twb'vouite fuefi.ina'inl^l a-mtwbitin>e , .   .    .  ii-i   ;����� iv   .,,,1   fiw.i,,   i,7'  |..,n���   tin-'       Avoid drinkinii' water ��  Y\ holi we   otlereu   them   no   mum   mc ��  shell-torn husk of broken wood round  engines that still, worked marvellously;  a few half-naked Egyptians, oncegovern-  ment servants; Charles Neufeld, the  captive Ojerinan merchant, quoting  Schiller over "his ankle-chains; Sistei  Teresa, the captive nun, forcibly married  to a Greek, presenting a green orange to  Colonel VVingate, the tried friend she  had never seen before���such was the  pathetic flotsam overtaken by the advancing wave of Mahdism, now stranded  by.Vits ebb  For the rest, the Mahdi's tomb was  shoddy brick, and you dared not talk in  it lest the rest of the. dprae should come  on'yoiir head. "The 'inside was tawdry  panels and railings around a guady pall.  The Khalifa's house was the house of a  well:to-clb 'fellah, and ja, dead donkey  putrefied under its window holes. The  arsenal was the reduplication of all the  loot that has gone for a dollar a piece  these three years. The great mosque  was a wall round a biggish square, with  a few stick and thatch huts at one end  of it. The iron mosque was a galvanized  shed, which Would have repulsed the  customers of a third-rate country photographer. Everything was wretched.  And foul! They dropped their diirig  where they listed; they drew their water  from bedside green sewers; they had  filled the streets and kho'rs with dead  donkeys; they left their brothers to rot  and puff up hideously in the sun. The  stencil of the place was in your nostrils,  in your throat, in your stomach. You  could not eat; you could easily believe  that this was the city where they  crucified a man to steal a handful of  base dollars and sold mother and  'daughter together to be divided 50U  miles apart, to live and die in the same  bestial concubinage'. The accursed place  was left to fester and fry  in its own filth  Situate in the Slocan City .Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. "Where located: On  north slope of Springer Creek, about 2*. miles  lrom Slocan Lake.  "PAKE NOTICE that 1, Alfred Driseoll, actio  INTERNATIONAL.  North Bound  Read up.  sandon  Train 1 vs Dally. "l.Oo pm   Train ar daily lo.SO am  KASLO  ���'   ar      "      H..\n pm   Train lv   ''  bBoai lv a.."!!i am    ���Kaslo���    Boat;  "��.      "      l.'ioam    Ainsworth  ���ir     ;���     o.ooani    Pilot Bay  o       "      fi.-W am      Balfour "  ���-'Boat ani.lii am. Five Mile Pt  "       '���     7.15 am      Nelson  i sTrain .ir li).'!.") am-Northport Train 1  i =       "       lignum   Rossiand  Spokane  Mo pm  S.0O am  :r S.80 pm ��  7.30 pm ��  >>.���'"> pm.*"  15.10 pm*  n.23 pm *4  Iv ���I.'-iflpm"'  Ivl..".". pm^i  VJ.On pm~:  s.Si lain��  Read down  Daily train  SS. ALBERTA.  Read up.  lv train ar 10.So am  Okanagan Lake,  P   O. BRUCE'S LANDING  Sandon  v l.oo pm        Dai!.  Kaslo  "���        ar -J.-I5 pm il        lv  s.m am  Boat lv ."i.oo pm Mo&T Boat ar l.oo pm  ������    0.20 pm A ins-worth- Boat ar 11.40 pm_.  = y;        ���   7.00 pm J'ilot Bay       ;-     11 00 pm��  ���Ji  For the convenience ofthe trade a stock is ahvays kept on hand in the  K^^%^:k%^<l't&m^T^ ! Jelland Buikliriff, SANDON. Mines supplied at wholesale rates. Cars  ;V\9" x��ji10^' ""d Frederic'k RowbottpmlP.'M. | loaded with Product-, Friiits and Vegetables are run into the Slocan every  C. No. 029a. intend, sixty days fioin the date ,  hereof,   to   apply    to   the    Mining   Re- TEN DAYS, and orders caii be delivered en route.  10.00 pin Kuskonook  ������ 12.00pm Goat River      "  *���! ������   1.00am  Boimdarv  H; ������' ar 8.00 am Bonner's F'r.y ' lv  >x Train Iv 11.40 am " Train ar  **       ���'     ar 2An pm Spokane      '���     lv  R.00 pins'*  0.00 pm,#  5.00 pm >���  2.1X5 pin's  I.In pmg  7.50 amcC:  corder for it certilieate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  . And furtlier take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21st dav of October, lSits. m-27  "Jiudicu   Mineral    Claim.  Situated iu the   Slocan City Mining Divisi.ni of j  West Roote'niiy District.       Where located; ;  About two'miles up the North Fork of Lemon Creek on north side of creek.  '"PAKE NOHCE. thar I, Dan Haulon, acting as  X an agent lor William Harrison, free miner's  certificate No. 20IU7A, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to . apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  forthe purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 'J7 must be commenced before the issuance of such certilieate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day of September, 1S!)8.  sp2!) DAN IIANL0N.  Dominion, St. Kcvenii;, (>. It. H., Kxeter,  Felix    and    Payne    Fractional  Mineral    Claims.  SPECIAL KOOTENAY LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing '111110 20,1808.  On Monday, Thursday and Friday ss Alberts'  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,,  and Nelson. Leaving Nelson at 8 a. m., Tues--  day, Friday and Saturday, .calling at Pilot Bay,.  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE  ALEXANDER, Gen'I Mgr  P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  K^LO^SLOCiift  TIME CARD  Agents for B. C Sujrar JRefinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  TKooteniiy  District.   Where   located:     On  ���Payne'mountain, on the north slope.  "PAKE  NOTICE   That I,  Charles   a/oore, of  L    Kaslo, B.C., and acting as agent for the St.  Keverne Mining Company, Ltd., free miner's  certificate    No.    12,13(iA,   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  ("Kraut of the above chums.  And further take notice that, action under  Section .17 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this /ith dav of September. 18.18.  Charles moore, p.l.s.  IJio Mineral Claim.  &/��^%^/%/%^/%My%>% /& /��/��/��/f9/��/&/��/��/  Taking effect 1.00 o'clock a. m.  Sept. 1, 1898, Pacific or.120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Leave 8  "    8  30 A.M.  I An-.  <> 45  10 00  10 08  10 20  10 34  10 45  Arrive, :' 30 P.M  '���       3 05     "  2 10     "  2 CO     ���'  ''       1 50      "  1 36     "  Kaslo  South' Fork  Snroule's  Whitewater  Bear Lake  McGuigan  Cody Junction "      l 23  Sandon Leave 115     "  CODY   LINE.  ll.oo a.m ��� Sandon ��� Arrive, li..*>'i a.m  C����ly Junction Leave, 11.50 a.m  ���   Cody    - "     il.35 a.m  ! ROBT. IRVING,  I Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  I Superintendent  I    For cheap railroad and steamship tickets tc  ��� and from all point*, apply to  IS.  CAMPBELL, Agent, Sandon.  Leave,  11.10  Arrive, 11.25  ol  its I  and   lust-and blood.    TJie   reck  a,boipi.natioii,s.Eteaiaed   a'|j >tp .he-iv.en' to j/^��T.1iCi''  justify its di'diir vengeance.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.       Where   located:   In  Best Basin. McGuigan ("reek, near Okanagan  mineral claiin.  "PAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Drewrv. act-  1    ing as agent for E. A. Biele.nbcrg, freeminer'.s  certificate Xo. 25.S07A, Daniel CosgriIf. five miner's  certilieate No.47i>2A and T.F.CusgrilT. free miner's  certilieate No. 1703A, intend sixty davs Iron, tlie  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 ta ke notice, tli.it action under section 37. ni'usi be  commenced  before Ihe issuance  of such .certilieate of iin'iroveinent.s.    '������  '  ;��� Dated this 27tb da v of August. lsfis.  W. S.  DI'F.WKY.  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under new management;. The Dinin.ir Room will  always be up to the m-irket, while  the bar will contain  ciyai's that cannot be  quality and llavor in  Oldanu ��� new   patrons  Brandon, B. C,  Hfiuors    and  surpassed for  the   Slocan.   this  wi  II1KI  <) !���':���]; ai* V'r' '��� c ATJT<>>������  MOIIOI!     M C ION'S K.  TO IS  lotel .lU-'t like hoiiii'-.  VJAenHSOX A: CO.,  HhX ���  .������ai^.y  ���AVoiith  ICcHicni ln'i'ing.  Khalifa'-: bodv'^UKpl.  i'l-co'^'t'fi'e -'fiVrt"T't*":- fti'i'  uiu-ijiith  t.-eiiietcry  lii-li has ben  .bt:0ke..(jver.    Ony-d run thrptiy'li ^-alvanizwl h;nti uijios  irlit'v-' liiivi" -Keen" an4 ; A'\*ni(lusrn.i,'7iiTytliHr^''';i('-i(l'\viri'i-li' Ifa'  tific next   it   was   si i been kept in a tin ran.  XfQ'VK'E isjH,r''KV't''a'<'n.c7,.'"lf fh'i'i.y'davs from  .1   'date" liercol' I wHI'apph   to  the Stipendiary': '  .Magistrate of West  Konfi-nay for -.< license lo sV-'l :  liquor a! retail al mv hotel jri.Three I\orks. West \ I  i'ootnn.'i.y.'I.L.t-.   . ./.'      " -:.    .. ;k:._-7'.���:.'.:��� ���  .**���������-"f.?;vri  KI.i/.ADKTli    MRdWN.     ' |  Thi'.-e Fork-. ( ici.bei- i'TiIi. is; is. i  Assay Price  List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead   Conner (by Electrolysis)   Goto, Silver. Copper and Lead   Gold and Cop|ier   Silver and Copper. .��� ;...  Gold. Silver and Copper   riatiumn   Mercury   ��� Iron or" Manganese   ��� Lime,  Magnesium.  Mariuui.   Silica,  Sul-  . ;    plutr. -'-ach...,  2 un  lfisiiiulh, Tin,.Coiialt. Nickel, Antimony.  ;'        /tne'.'and:'Arsc'iiic. cat-b...........'.'.. I '0k  ,-(loal "Fi.wd.Carl>ou. Volatile Matter. Ash.    ..  and   j-H'.rceniaire   of Coke, if Coking  "7  .'Coal .'....-...'..- .'.'���. - >. .....'.  .*-    ���  :,i'r��-""l""** 'Cimh A*, it 1.1 Saniplc. . 1  ��� i.liir;,'7i>!li.i^''.:'*  ,;;":!^ ,!M:MAnk dick:,  Assji.vci' oiid  An-tlVNt  SI .50  :' 00  2 Ofl  2 00  2 (X)  ���I 00  2 n��  2 ftO  .') (Ki  ;i oe  2 On THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 3,-1898.
Sixth Year
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. Den ve-were
as follows :—
Oct -"5-Lady Franklin, Reco Hill, T G Johnson. . ■
Lancaster, Twin Lake basin, J R Cameron.
Big Fractional, Payne mountain, M K \\ Katn-
Oct 27—Sea, Glacier creek. Jos B Martin.
L A M, Howson creek, John Vallance.
Frank F, near Noonday, Jos Brandon.
Ocr 31—Rawhide, Mill creek,D McLaughlin.
Mill Creek, same, Wm Thomlinson.
Oct 20—Eldorado.
Oct 31—Beachvtlle.
Oct as-Elvira, to  G D McMartin and Peter
MoekTiig Bird, to Granville Mining Company.
Nov l-Rawdon, to Ja.s L Montgomery, Daniel
C Corbin and Geo D Potter. ,
Cliff and Cliff Fractional, to E M Sandilands.
Ocr'.-5-Vulture, Vault. E M Saudihmds and
Frederick A Henneberg and M L G"*™™" '*>
John T Carroll, agreement to sell all m tei cm.
Adirondack 2/10, Wm Niven to Chas S Rasli-
dall, Oct 2."i, *s;ioo.
0CT27— Alhambra 4 ,C M Wilson to C E John
S°A\hambra .", C M Wilson to James A Griffith,
Paymaster I, Joseph A Green to John Vallance,
JTdirbudackl/fl, Arthur Mullen to WmNevin,
° Same 1/0, Win Hunter to Hugh >'evin, Aug 1.
Hobson 11/04, Cuba 3/1G, Iroquis ", E Marvan to
John N Peiekart, July 21.
Oct as-Black Diamond J, Norman McMillan
to H M Walker, Oct 24.
Oct 30—Hobson 19/0-1, Cuba 3/16, Iroquois J, E
Marvin to F S Bon gard, J uly 23.
Black Eagle J, Chas Neuhaus to Jas DRyan,
Oct 27.
Arab *-, same to.same, Oct 27.
Oct 7—Hard Scrabble and Hidden Treasure, S
K Green
Oct28—Wilson, E C Pease.
Oct 25—To Last Chance Mine, 30 inches out of
Noble Five Slide, a branch of Carpenter creek.
Oct 20—Porcupine, Oscar Mullen.
Oct 21—Cheley, John F Wilsou; Kitchner, S
Benzie; Ottawa, Geo Carney; Copper Hill, A A
Oct 22—Mansanetta, John Stinson; Union
Fraction, L C Skaggs; Laughing Annie, W P
Freeman; Alabama, Gus LoUtedt: Hobson, A
Johnson; White Cloud, A B "Walker.
Oct 24—Sulitelma, C Nelson; Grey Eagle, W
S Stewart; San O, W J Murphy.
Oct25—Morning, C K Henry.
OCTI19—Salamadef, Silver Bell. Glen Ellen.
Oct 20—Liberal.
Oct 22-Falls.
Oct 24—Jersey, St Helliers.
Oct 25—Black Diamond. <-,
certificate of improvements.
Oct 21—Nil Despcrandum to W R Angus
Oct 24—Wedge Fraction to R E Lee Brown.
Oct 25—Maggie to A S Fanvell.
Oct 19-Wild Bill J, Alex RufTelo to G-us Hout.
Oct 20—Indication, Elmer Coy, S Brooks, D
Good, H Mawdsley, Dave Clark to Henry Roy,
Jumbo, D F Stroback to P E Fisher.
Oct 21—U and I h, H Draper to J A Otto and
"W White
U and I J, II Draper to S P Jobe and J H
Oct 24—An agreement to release bond or option
held by J R Stephens on Dry Ore and Pandora.
Option given by C Rossiter and J Ketherington
to John Empey on Dry Ore and Pandora.
Garland Fraction. "A T Garland to W V Pap-
worth 1/18, J Anderson 3/18, H J Matthews 3/18,
W Stables 1/18.
UCT 25—Giant, Mountain Fraction and lone,
all, Lost Montam and Nowater i, U and I 5/G,
Midge \, J H Jackson, D White and PI Draper to
J F Carroll.
Norman 5/10 R Naylor to J Drumbeller.
Dixie, S J Henderson to J Fletcher.
Bell, Eva Ross to J M Martin.
Bell, J M Martin to C W McAnn.
On Time, G Nelson to Abel Milton.
Zulu King i, G C Spearing to L L Workman.
Penobscott. same to same.
Oct 26—Rustler J, J H Jones J W Smith, $100.
elemental forces of nature, war, pestilence, and famine; you are transported
by this printed sheet, as if it were the
fairy carpet of the Arabian, from capital
to capital, from the exaultation of the
one people to the bitter resentment and
chargin of another. You behold on
every scale every quality of humanity, everything* that piques the sense of
mystery," everything'that inspires pity,
dread c-r anger, it is a vast ever-
changing panorama of the raw material
of art and literature. Well, there are
some complaints, gentlemen, that the
raw material is more generally interesting than the artistic product. The
newspaper is a dangerous competitor of
books, and those of us who write plays
and produce them may wish that the
circulation of a great daily journal
would repeat itself at the box office.
But it is no us protesting against
rivalry, if it be rivalry of life, and the
gentlemen of the press who are engaged in stage managing a drama which,
after all, is the real article, must always
command more spectators than the
humble artists who seek truth in the
garb of illusion."
A compressor plant is to be installed
on the properties of the City of Paris
Gold Mining & Milling Company, near
Grand Forks.
A good strike has been made on the
Pheasant claim, which is situated in
Greenwood camp, and owned by Messrs.
W. B. Rickards, of Midway, and A. K.
Stuart, of Gieenwood. The ore, the
extent of which has not yet been determined, is a pyrrhotite carrying copper
and gold.
Mr. Haas, E.M., who is superintending the work being done on the Cordick,
in Summit camp, by the Adams British
Columbia Company,reports that in sinking through the fault in the bottom of
the shaft a body of pyritic ore (mostly
iron pyrites) has been struck, which
assays over $14 in gold. This is a high
gold value for Summit camp.
Mr. Minor, of Carson, says the Grand
Forks Miner, was in the city this week
showing some specimen of ore taken
from a recent strike made on the Alpha,
located on Eagle mountain, between
three and a half to four" miles from
Grand Forks. The specimen shown
contained galena and copper and assayed as high as $185. Mr. Minor says
that he ha.3 a good sized ledge of it,
which is widening as depth is being attained.
The Sailor, a Camp McKinney property, has been bonded to George R.
Nader-, R. M. McEntire, Thomas McDonnell,' N. Leplante and the British
America Development Company. The
Sailor was owned by Charles Ditz. It is
a free milling proposition. Assay running from $1S to $300 to, the ton have
been secured from the ledge. The Cariboo ledge is supposed to run through the
property. The price mentioned in the
bond is $15,000.   Ten per cent has been
to be  paid 111
balance in six
GHttors   .and    Dazzles    the    Eyes    of
Klondikers in Dawson.
The manager of the Bank of Commerce at Chatham, Onl" , has received
an interesting report on the banking
operations in the Yukon from a member
of the bank's staff there. It is dated
September 19th, and from it the following is an extract :
"You would hardly believe the value
of news here from the outside world.
When we got here a man gave S100 for
an outside paper one month old, rented
a hall and charged SI admission to hear
it read, and even now Seattle papers
are difficult to get at 50 cents apiece.
I have not been much out of Ontario,
but I've seen more money here in circulation in one day .than I would see
in a month on the outside. Gold dust
has been, and is pretty much now, the
circulation medium, ' and whether a
man's dust is worth §14 or $18 to tlie
ounce, in trade it passes for SK>, the
government taking it at 815 For small
quantities we give.-514 in bills per ounce,
and in large, '|iiantities, 4 per cent! less
than the mint price. Our last shipment
left here on the 1 Ith of September, and
contained. "'S.71.1 ounces, or Si;oi),O0O, it
being our fourth shipment, and making
a total of more than two and a quarter
millions. The, B.-ink of British North
America also made their first shipment,
on the same boat, amounting to §575.000.
"The current, rate of interest is three
pel'cent per month to ordinary men.
but Al customers [■•cf. money at 2.1
per cent. While Eldorado gold is worth
.$15.50 per ounce, Stephen and Dominion are worth $lii..*3u ami Hunker $17.50
per ounce.
"Mr. Ogilvie took the post ollice in
hand to remedy immediately upon his
arrival in Dawson. lit; changed the
hour of opening from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m..
and the closing hour from i to tf p.m.,
no intermission being allowed for noon
All the old ollice fittings were cleared
out and new ones with 150 letter boxes
introduced. The public is now enabled
to get mail matter a few hours after its
arrival, without having to wait in line
two or three clays, as was formerly the
Sir Henry Irving  on   Newspapers.
paid in cash, $3,000 is
three months, and the
A group of claims on the North Fork
of Kettle river has been bonded to a
syndicate, represented by Mr. Shaw, of
London, for $44,000. The properties included in the group consist of the Golden Eagle, owned by C. M. Tobiassen;
the Alaskya, owned by McCallum and
Larson; Mammon and Junction City,
owned by Dave Evans and Sam Rose, of
Rossiand, and J. B. Sargent, of Spokane.
Tobiassen gets $35,000, Evans, Rose and
Sargent $8,000, and McCallum and Larson $1,000—15 per cent, of which has
been paid. Twelve men will be put to
work next week. Operations will be con
tinued all winter under the management
Of J. H. Fox.
Boundary Creek district can very
properly claim the biggest copper mine
in the world, says the Boundary Creek
Times. The Knob Hill, of Greenwood
camp, contains a larger body of pay copper ore than any other known mine.
A tunnel has been run a distance of 340
feet at right angles to the vein. Every
foot of the tunnel is in pay ore, and the
wall of the ledge has not yet been
reached. Experienced mining men who
examined the property have been astonished at the immensity of the ore
body. Work on the tunnel is being continued and it will not be stopped until
the limit of the ore body is reached.
The face of the tunnel is about 150 feet
from the surface.
Th« Prospector says it is the intention
of the Alberta & East Kootenay Development company, which owns the Cariboo
mine at Moyie, to put in a winter camp
this fall, for the purpose of further
developing its resources. The property
is rich in natiye copper.
The Sitting Bull and Mary J. have
been bonded to a Nelson syndicate for
the sum of $40,000. A large number of
men are now engaged in developing the
property. The character of the ore is a
clean high grade, galena carrying gray
copper. Assays have run aa high as 742
ounces in silver to the ton.
Active worlds now being ca'rried on at
the head of Six Mile creek on the Paris
Exhibition group, recently acquired by
Victoria capitali:its. Supplies for the
winter have been laid in, ami a tunnel
will lie run to tap a large body of ore
which is supposed to exist.
The North Star mine is one of the
greatest silver-lead properties on the
continent. Some thousands of tons of
ore has already been shipped from this
mine, but though it is located within 20
miles, of Fort Steele, the cost of transportation has been so great as to discourage the active working of the mine.
At present a force of some 35 men is at
work making new developments so as to
be in readiness for shipping on an extensive scale as soon as the branch road
is completed.
Chauncey   Dcjicw   Says:
and wrecked his family did it from rum
and no other cause. Of those who were
church-going people, who were steady,
"who were frug*al and thrifty, every
single one of them without an exception
owns the house which he lives in and
has something laid by, the interest of
which, with his house, wrould carry him
through many a day. When a' man
becomes debased by gambling, ram or
drink, all his finer feelings are crowded
out, and the poor women at home suffer
—suffer for those whom they love better
than life."' '
. New    Us«    For   Old    Papers.
Sir Henry Irving made some particu
larly amiable remarks about newspapers at the recent anniversary dinner
of the Newspaper Presa Fund in London. "In a newspaper," he said, "at a
glance  you  are   in   touch   with    the
"Twenty-five years ago I knew every
man, woman and child in Peekskill,
N.Y. And it has been a study with
me to mark boys who .started in every
grade of life with myself to see what
became of them. I was up last fall and
began to count them over, and it was
an instructive exhibit. Some of them
became clerks, merchants, manufacturers, lawyers and doctors. It is remarkable that every one of these that drank
are dead; not one living of my age.
Barring a few who were taken by sickness, every one who proved a wreck
Do not throw away the stacks of
newspapers which accumulate in every
household. Dipped in cold water they
will clean windows almost as well as
though hot water and soap had been
Crush some paper in the hand and rub
the cooking stove over after the cooking is done; it removes the grease
quickly and keeps the stove in capital
order if done, frequently.
Rub the hairbrushes' every morning
with a "pad of paper; it removes the
dust. A piece of newspaper rolled into
a pad is a good substitute for a saucepan brush.
A few newspapers, perforated with
small holes for ventilation, tacked into
a blanket, makes a Avarm and comfortable bed covering on cold nights.
Torn into shreds—a nice amusement
for a child, bytheway—newspapers can
be put into washing ticks, and if frequently changed make a good bed for a
small child.
A few folds of newspapers under the
cake tin prevents it burning while in
the oven. _______
It   Pays   to    Advertise.
"It don't pay"to'"advertise" saylome
of the business men of this town. It
don't, eh? Well, don't you think it
pays a town to have a handsome paper,
well filled with home advertisements
going out to the world? Don't you think
that such a paper would do more good
for a community than a half starved
affair? Would it not be the better
medium for attracting men of means,
those who desire homes, who seek for
investments, than would the other kind?
Thinking men know the value of a good
newspaper to a town, and also know
that it is the surest index of a live and
progessive town. The long and short of
it is that the better support tendered
newspapers, the bettei the results for
individuals and for communities, and
money so spent will 1 return a thousandfold, and especially is this the case with
towns like New Denver that is ambitious
of attracting outside capital and attention. ■
mmH bhos.
Wine & Liquor Merchants
 of SANDON......
Carry the finest Stock of Liquors in
the Kootenay Country.
Orders   by mail   or  wire promptly
 attended to	
The pocket is the heart's thermometer,
H. H. Knox,
Has removed to the
Block and is prepared'to repair
every description of
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 of
this hotel.
Nelson, B. C.
Fun Line  of Suitings and
Trouserings alwavs on hand.
af feasor}
and the best and freshest line of
Canned Goods,
Fine Teas and Coffees
Are the rule at
T. H. Hoben's
Latest novelties
in Dress Goods for
Summer and Fall
wear; also ready-
made Clothing-
Neck'wear, Hats,
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
McLachtan & McKay, I Th a   108 Bishopsgate St.
New Denver. [J.JJ.V' (within)
Just received—
a complete line of
For MEN,
When in need of Gent's Furnishings,
Ready-made Clothing, Hats, Caps,
Boots and Shoes, call at—
Postoff ice Store, sandon.
Do not forget that
we carry the largest
stock of Miners'
Goods In the country
Hunter Bros.
General Merchants.
We carry a complete line of Groceries—Crockery—Bar
Goods—T Lnware—Granite ware—Hard ware—Men's
Furnishings—Boots and .Shoes—Dry Goods
Ijiulies' Woolen UtMl'srwcar, Children's "Woolen Underwear, READY-MADE
WRAPPERS. W« can supply you with everything at right prices.
Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.
Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.
STEGE & AVISON,       -       -       -       -      *-« *..   Proprietors.
Dealers in
Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,
Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.
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 Denyer, B.C.
l"Sub.sci'ibtlon,$2.S0 per annum
British L0KD0N'ENG-
Subscr"-"""" •'■" ""
To Brokers, Mining
Engineers, owners of
Mining Claims. Alining Engineers,Assay-
ei\s, Journalists and
Advertise" in the B. C. Review,
the only representative B. C. Journal in Europe.   A Good Investment.
Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.
We pay straight weekly salaries of from £10 to
S20. according to ability, for canvassers on "Life
and Workrof Mr. Gladstone." The demand for
this wonderful volume is keeping all bands working early and late. The only Canadian and
British work published. Endorsed by the Rcyal
Family and leading public men. 'A big, cheap
Family & Commercial.
ak  Rooms
Fitted with every modern
convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50
and $3 per day.
To and from European points via Canadian
and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,
rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.
Ry agent or—
C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.
W'M. STITT,' Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.
nOUSCy NateP'
Is a comfortable hotel for travellers
to stop at.
Mrs. McDougald.
Hell k
and General Oommissson
■: >v *■'
Although I have been doing
business in Kootenay since 1886
$fr I have never before had a stock
equal to what I am now showing.
It was purchased in Montreal,
Mew York and many other Eastern points for
cash, and I can safely say that my prices are
fully 80 per cent lower than any other house in
this country. Jewels, Standard Silverware,
Watches, Rings, and Fancy Goods in endless
profEiioMo Orders and - emqiiiries by mail ar®
earifellj atttmiid i@>   JACOB' B0YB


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