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 THE LEDGE, NEW1 UEJNVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 17, 1898.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months >* -7o  SLs " 1-25  Twelve  " ,  2.00  Three years  '>-00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both" sides of the  pajier if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and. we will do the rest.  A pencil cross in tins square  indicates that your subscription is due. and that the editor  wishes once again to look at,  vour collateral.  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 1898.  V U IN KS K N" O T  WA N T KI).  Daring1 tlie past; few weeks the  Slocan country has again emphatically declared itself opposed to the  employment of Chinese,- especially  among the mines. Those working in  the camps round Sandon have been  rustled out of the district, and it is to  be hoped their fellows will have sufficient "savee" not to tempt Providence  further in the matter. In getting rid  of the obnoxious and unwholesome  Mongolians, the miners, though the  action was performed without violence  incurred the displeasure of the powers  that be for unlawful assemblage, and,  as a consequence, two of their number have been sent down for trial to  Nelson. It is an unfortunate affair in  many ways���unfortunate for those,  who have to suffer the law's penalty,  but still more unfortunate that the  employing mine-owners will persist  in foisting upon the men unwelcome  and undesirable characters as companions in toil. "lie Slocan has time  and again pronounced against the  Chinese and their bilious decoctions,  and the mine-owners are in a large  measure to blame for the present situation. No one wishes to antagonize  the law, but the fact must be impressed upon the employers of labor, that  the Chinese are not wanted. Let it  be said that one spot in British Columbia���the Slocan, and the richest of  them all���is free from the contaminating influence of the unhallowed and  unwashed sons of China.  PKEMIEB .SKIUXIN SAF1S.  Premier Semlin has now a safe  majority in the House of two, over  and above all doubtful propositions,  which number will undoubtedly be  increased when the Legislature  meets. The election petition of Mr.  Higgins against Mr. Bullen in Esqui-  malt has resulted in the seat being  awarded to the former by a plurality  of one, by the counting in of rejected  ballots. This has taken Esquimalt  from the Turner column and placed  it in the following of Mr. Semlin. Mr.  Higgins was pronounced in his opposition to the Turner administration,  and his support to the new Govern  ment will bev most acceptable at the  present juncture. Premier Semlin  need have no apprehension now in  meeting the House, being certain of  success even after the Speaker is appointed. His majority fs small, but  it is capable of great expansion. He  has sufficient strength to carry on the  affairs of this fast-growing Province,  and time will undoubtedly show that  the administration of affairs could not  be in better hands. To the Turner  party the new change in the political  situation is any thine: but pleasant, as  it reduces to a minimum their  chances of overthrowing Premier  Semlin. In Opposition they may find  ample opportunity to advance tlie  best interests ofthe Province.  U-Vl'ATKIO'I'K"    -'ANAOIAN     1*APEI"S,  weekly newspaper that uses such material "cannot be highly commended,  and yet hundred; of weeklies do use it  in every issue.  As citizens, we often lament the slow  growth of patriotism and of Canadian  literature. And is its slowness of  growth surprising when our newspapers make no difference between what  is foreign and what is Canadian ; when  journalists do not think it improper to  call this United States military problems ���'our problems;" when United  States school books are designated  "our school books" by these intelligent wielders of the scissors ; when  Canadian short-story writers'are. ignored, and United States literateurs boomed and advertised ��� when Canadian  poets and writers are snubbed and foreigners exalted to the seats of fame?  And the journalists of the, country  are no more careless than the people,  or this state of circumstances would  not exist/ If Canadians demanded  Canadian literature they would get it.  But they buy United States books,  United .States"ma��*a/,ines, United States  periodicals at higher prices than are  asked for f>-ood native material ��� and  even adinittiii"- for the sake of argument that this United States material  is better than corresponding Canadian  reading, there is .little excuse for such  conduct. Canadian journalists and  Canadian readers owe a duty to themselves and to their country, the sense  of which should he-strong enough to  insist that Canadian literature should  have first place on their reading tables  and oii their bookshelves.  Then there comes iq) the question of  British newspapers and books We  seldom see a quotation from a British  newspaper in a Canadian daily, unless  it is in the cabledespatches.and ninety-  five per cent, of these cables come  through New York. Canadian journalists do not read British newspapers  to anv extent. Nor do the people.  There are ten United States, monthlies  and weeklies sold in Canada to one  British periodical. And yet we .pride  ourselves on our "ritish connection;  we. revere the Union Jack and all it  represents; and' we bow down and  worship the god-like Mother, who is a  pattern of goodness and virtue to all  her people. ,7  HOTEL    LIVE.  If there is one feature more than any  other which is to be condemned in Canadian newspapers, says the Canadian  Magazine editorially, it is their ceaseless quotation from United States periodicals. A certain daily in British  Columbia has five or six columns a day  of material'which looks as if it were  clipped without charge from United  States dailies. In fact, in reading  some of the headings and opening  paragraphs one gets confused as to  whether the paper is published in Canada or the United States. A weekly  published in Summerside. P.L.I., came  to hand last week with nearly four  columns of its front page filled with  quotations from New York magazines;  one extract was headed: "Our Mili-  tarv Mismanagement and Its Cause. '  and vet it dealt with the Santiago campaign These are but two of the many  examples    which   our    newspapeidom  offers. , ,  Numbers of papers throughout the  country use half-printed papers technically known as ready-pnnts, or\platc-  matter prepared in Toronto. The factories which produce tliese do not pay  for their contributed articles stones  and general matter. All this class of  reading is cut from the United States  periodicals���practically    stolen.     The  As a rule, says a Victim in the Canadian Magazine, the first person you  strike when you enter a hotel���if he  doesn't strike you first���is the clerk  After you get used to the clerk, you  begin to wonder what he's for. As a  matter of fact, you generally keep on  wondering till the day you die. Even  the flash of his diamond sends no light  on the subject.  The next thing to occupy your attention in a hotel is getting* a room that  isn't entirely out of sight in both price  and altitude. As regards the latter  difficulty you sometimes, 1 believe,  succeed'.' As regards the former, you  never do.  Cne advantage about hotel life is that  you simply have to ring for anything  you want" One disadvantage is that  vou can simply go on ringing all night  without getting it. Still, you can alwavs, of course, get out ofthe difficulty  bv hot ringing in the first place. Another way is to ring your bell, say, for  an hour or an hour and a half, and then  suddenly burst downstairs and mistake  somebody's neck for the aforementioned bell. "But this is both exhaustive  and expensive. Should, moreover, you  get another guest (also on the quest)  instead of your bell-boy or the clerk  aforementioned, the whole thing is apt  to become awkward in the extreme���  especially for the guest. As I said before, the best plan is not to want  anything if you can possibly avoid it:  and if vou can't avoid it, not on any  account to ring for it���just go on wanting it till vou strike something that you  want so much more that it will enable  vou to forget all about the first thing  vou wanted. Under such circumstances  vou will find hotel life will become comparatively bearable. Under any circumstances you might just as well try  to live in a frying-pan���with a sharp  fork to stir you up���and attempt to enjoy it..  In a hotel you simply pay so much a  day for the whole thing while you stay,  and so much more for extras when you  leave. You can leave any time you  like. Sometimes your trunks can do  the same thing. Sometimes they can't.  They generally can't. Before you get  there is as good a time as any to leave  a hotel.  Meals at a hotel are very important.  If vou're laboring under the impression  that nothing could be worse in point of  cooking than the stuff yni get, just give  one of the waitresses a hundred dollars  and ask her to drop a hint to the head  cook to that effect. The result will surprise vou. It will also procure you a  collection of victuals that, will give you  quite a new idea as to what bad cooking reallv means.  But. after all, hotel life never becomes  thoroughly interesting till there's a lire-  It is then ' that the point of being up  some six or seven storeys become what  mav not unjustlv be termed a burning  question. Of course, you'd be burned  to death on the ground floor just the  same as in the attic���p-'.ople in a hotel  alwavs are," you know���but, oh, the  difference between perishing snugly in  your bed not a dozen feet from mother  earth, and coining to a frantic and untimely cud some two or three hundred  feet further up, with your head sticking  out of the window and the flames inside  running up vour nightgown like wild  horses ! Ugh ! lie warned in time!���get  on the ground floor if it costs you a  thousand dollars a day and you have to  turn half-a-dozen kings and queens out  to the street to do it.  ���  rl. C. Roin/niKi:.  turn from Mexico, in July last, he went  to. Arizona with the special purpose of  locating and developing, if possible,  minerals of scientific interest and commercial value which are not found in  any large quantities, if they have hitherto been" found at all, in this country.  Mr. Niven prospected from 1879 to 1884  in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and  Mexico, and discovered the minerals  thoro-gumite, yttrialite and nivenite in  Llano county,Texas,in 1889, and aguilar-  ite at Guanaguato, Mexico, in 1891, all  of which were new to science, and his  recent trip was entirely successful in  carrying out its special purpose.  Mr. Niven found a number of minerals  in Arizona in association with the tungsten ore, an important and recent discovery, which has never before been  obtained in this country in considerable  quantity. Specimens of these minerals  have been forwarded for examination to  Samuel L. Pen field, piofessor of mine)-  alogy in the Sheffield Scientific School of  Yale university, and have been authoritatively identified by him. The minerals  which, it will be "of interest to the  scientific world to know, have been  found in Arizona associated with tungsten ore include scheelite, malachite,  azurite, sphalerite, hematite, willemite,  pyrite, orthocla.se, galenite and fluorite.  (fold and silver were also found in the  same locality in small quantities, some,  of the ore running iff) in gold and 17  ounces in silver to the ton.  . The.most important of the minerals is  tlie tungsten ore, which with its associates was located about four and a half  miles northwest from Dragoon Summit,  on the Southern Pacific railroad, at a  point called Kussellville. The spot is on  a spur of the Dragoon mountains. A  coarse textured gray granite is most  abundant there, and through it numerous white quartz veins extended to the  surface. Only in these veins have the  tungstate o es been found. The course  of the veins is about northeast and southwest, forming two parallel , ridges about  ] ,200 yards apart, and extending for a  distance of about four miles through a  rugged country of great bare granite  blocks, reaching iu some instances a  height of more than 300 feet.  Tungsten ore has never before, been  found Th this country in any large quantity. The supply has heretofore come  from Australia, Austria and Germany  It is especially valuable as an alloy for  hardening steel, and is useful in the  manufacture of guns and projectiles, on  account of its hardness, and of tools subjected to great wear, dies and stamps.  It is extensively used in Germany ami  England for armor plate and the purposes mentioned. It is also one of the  elements employed in x-ray machines,  and is utilized in giving soft silk a rich  lustre. As a non-combustible its use has  been suggested in the manufacture of  fireproof drop-curtains and firemen's  clothes.  .  The quantity of tungsten ore in sight  in Arizona is worth about $20,000, and  nearly 40 tons have recently been shipped east for use by the steel manufacturers. The belt where these minerals  were found is an important mining  region, and although prospectors and  mining men have been working copper  deposits in the neighborhood for years,  the true nature of the tungsten mineral  found there in abundance remained unknown until a few months ago.���New  York Tribune.  RAKE    JUXKRAI'S.  , William Niven, the New York mineralogist, whose finds of rare and valuable  minerals on Manhattan island and at  West Paterson, N.J., in 1895 and 1890,  and discovery of a ruined city, with  temples, pyramids and the remains of  dwellings of a great population in the  mountains of the state of Gueirero, Mexico, were described at the time in the  Tribune, returned .to New York recently from a prospecting trip through  Arizona. He had a budget of information of considerable interest to the  scientific world.    After  Mr.   Niven s re-  Back  ?  <��\j>     PS]  It is (jitile n long rime since   \^zXJj  we hml a talk with you be-   //%?</<  lore, bul: we have had our  throat, well greased, and  here wo are.  C. F. NELSON,  tr-*��������-*��- wA^.'Wfcw v>~���iwn(Tthjiiriaifliii  rtr  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund :..:' 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     896,850.04  "HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a "id Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G-. A. Drummond, Vice President,  ' E. S. Clous-ton, General Manager, ���  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager.  ayyare,rr<;��rTO''<a na~^^^  We do what we advertise to do.  We have been asked, the question:  ������ Why (In  wo so persistently   adverlisi'  when business generally is so quiet.''  We answer ���  BEC AUrii^I._i!AYii  Weelc alter week we endeavor lo imp'ro-s  imoii YOU that we mean to do business  Wilh VOU���  HECUUSKIT PAYS.'  VOU may not need anylhiig in our lino  just,  now.  Inn   vou   will some,   day. and  ., when you do we know you will order us  " to lit ii'.'- your home lor you���  BECAUSE IT PAYS.  Wo therefore are anxious vo keep before  vou the merits of our business. If we  'had nothing of merit to offer yon, we  would not: advertise: hut. knowing' Unit  we have nulch that would arid to the.  comfort of any home, we enjoy telling  ���   you about it���  IjECAlTSEITPAYS.  This week wo would again impress upon  you that our wool and mixed mattresses  are Ihe boss protectors these cold nights,  and that, if those you have are thin and  hard in snots, and need repairing you  should order us to fix 'em-���  REOAUSEITPAYS.  WALKER & BAKER,  New    Fiu-nit lire Dciilci'K and Repairers  Denver's     Undertakers and  Eiiibalmers.  X   B.���We have the oiilv practical Undertaker  and Ernbalmer doing business in tho Slocan.  Springs  RUGGIST.  NEW DENVER  You don't have  to live in New  ���Denver to enjoy  the privilege of  buying from me  is 'I am an old  hand at filling-  mail orders.  iTSTMy customers nt a distance receive as much at-  tenlion as though they  came in person. IV^-"^ ")  Adver  ti:  *rv    *"7  al! winter  Rates, #1.25 a day  Baths Free  Accommodations  'at Springs.  O. S. RASHDALL,  .Votary 1'iiiilie  A. li. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING  INTERESTS-111.'"GUT," SOLI.)   and BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED   Ab-iracls of Title lo mineral claims.  ��-*gfflB"53*-T"3K"^^  New Denver, B.C.  SSESBEaK-B'*"  Heavy and Shelf Hardware  .Mine and Mill Supplies,  lJipo 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 anything' required  iu my line.  gjwrjKtaiiMiaMBaawBiwaMaiiywt^HjHiiBijjymillliW  OTEL SANDON,  ^      7^      7^      7n      tA      ^  Sandon, B.C.  'PHIS NEW HOUSE,  with the old name, is  well equipped  to  accommodate a large  number, ofG-uests.      The building is plastered  and the rooms are  unsurpassed  for comfort in  the Slocan, while in  the  Dining Room can be  found tlie best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  The Clifton House.  P.XoCASTO, TftA  &n\vs        lllv  Provides Ladies or  ,,,���,,,   Cutter  or Cold  pnj-jip Everything First-Class  I in ported :ind Domestic Cigars, Etc.  Newmarket Block,  Xew "Denver.  Sandon.  Mas ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms are large  aud airy, and  the Diniinr Room is. provided  with everything-   in Hie market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers..  Travelers  Will timl the  Arlington fiote  a pleasant, place to slop at when in  Si can City.  GETH1XG & HENDERSON. Proprietor  TO LETTER-WRITERS  \Y. S. DllKWHY  Kaslo, B.C.  II. T. TWHii:  New Denver,r>.C.  V  1.  By using the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold  by The Ledge at  FIRST HUNDRED,  FIFTY   CENTS   each   subsequent hundred.  Call and see sample and leave your  orders.    We are printing now.  AGENTS.  Iain just starting the best thing lormoney-  vniikinii you have seen tor many a day. Your  name and address will brlni? the golden information.  T. II. bINSCOTT. Toronto  J  H. MILLWARD,  ainter  and  Writer  NEW DENVER.  F. Pyman has again commenced to do  business in New Denver. Bring your  watches to him when they are out of  order.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and 'Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and *Uinini-r Eniriiiccr-.  Bedford. McNeil Code.  tf37'Rashdall & Fauquier, A.u'euts.  D  R. A.S. .MARS ' ...Aj.  Dentist.  Kaslo. I* (.'  Graduate of American College of Dental Surircry  Clue-ago  G  1 WILLI*'I & JOHNSON*.  (McGilb  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan  Citv,    I." r,  "iVAJNTED.  Industrious man of character to travel and.appoint agents.   Salary and expenses paid.  BRADLFY-GVRRETSON COMPANY,Limited  Toronto.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  fJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER. ���  Properties  examined    and   reported on to-,   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  Laboratory, Bellevue ave. New Denver. BC.  HE Postal Authority's  advice to all who  wrile letters is to have  Hie name and address  of (be writer printed  upon (lie envelope-.  This saves time and  pi-cvonis letters going  to rJie Dead Letter  Ollice. In order to  help out the public in  rhis imp >rtant matter  we will print, your name and address upon Km No. 7 white envelopes and mail them to any part  of Canada upon receipt of  75 CENTS.  THE LEDGE,  XTc\v Denver.  ^eL. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  r"    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  "Vakwsp, li.C.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forl<s, E. C. Weaver  WANTED.  Intelligent men with good education who want  to better their positions and would be content for  a \ear with --nou and expenses; write witlid.es--  cr'iption and occupation, and I will make a prop*  osition. Write today, as I am in a hurry.  THE MANAGER,  Cor. Bay and Richmond Sts.. Toronto. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 17, 1898.  Sixth Yeah  MINING   RECORDS  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 Derive* were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  A countrv young and undeveloped, a  country demanding the conserving of  all its forces within itself, and for the  proper growth and 'strengthening of  which it is absolutely imperative that all  wheels of this Juggernaut car of trade?  Has it never occurred to the prudent  father, who countenances such proceedings, that by so doing he is fonriug more  firmlv the chain which  has trailed him-  creek,  Mrs  Nov ii���Union Fraction, Carpenter  D Petty.  Homestake, Four Mile, W II Robertson.  Drumenirimiii, Fennel creek, J Carraher.  Nov 11���Mikado Fractional,   north   fork  penter creek, A Erickson.  Nov li���Boston, Bear lake, ��� I Wilson.  Nov 11���Edith, Silver mountain, J Campbell  Car-  ASSKSSMENI'.S.  Nov 11���Monitor No 2 for 5 years, Be  Nov 11���Carbonate  Kllli.  Faust  Revelstoke.  Nov l:.'���-Wednesday Fraction for-I years.  .    TIIANSI-'KKS.  Fraction, Mrs  D  Petty  Pamlico.  Fraction,  the financial nourishment possible should 'self so deeply, and will'bind his sons  be gathered from the older communities j still more tightly to the Triumphal Car  when capital is abundant. ' ��� :of Commercial monopoly.  The economic and business aspect of ; There are some of these gilded sweat  tlie question is in itself serious enough. ! shops where tobacco and all a])purtances  One dollar is worth one hundred cents | to its use are strictly;tabooed,presumably  anywhere in Canada, and careful con- ; for fear of evil effects on the health of  sideration of facts and surrounding cir-', the rising generation, yet they cut down  cumstances will prove the purchasing ; the means of obtaining food supply of  power of that dollar to be relatively j young girls in their employ to the value  equal in all parts of the Dominion. For ��� "of $1.50 a week. They won't sell play-  example : An active man in Toronto re- : intr cards for fear of adding impetus to  ceives if 1.50 for one day's work; the same ; the gambling evil, but they will trade  man receives in any town of the Slocan ' on the souls of their victims, and pocket  sfo.50 for the same day's work.    The, To-1 the proceeds with easy conscience.  a^^s  m  to E  to A C Van   Moer-  Nuv in���Union  Harrop, Nov 10.  Nov 1.1���Duke, J Middleton  kuke. ���  Revelstoke *, T Koski to same, Nov <s.  Nov-10���O K No 2 1/i.i.Evureit No 2 "', E Everett  to J Dowder, Oct-JO.  Nov 12���August   Flower  ',   M.  A Wilson  to J  Goettsehe, Nov 12.  ronto man paysTfo per week for board,  leaving pi surplus for tlie week's work.  In the Slocan he pays $7 per week  leaving.a gain of $14. In Toronto a hat  costs $o; in the Slocan $4.50 is paid for a  similar article, and the same ratio of  prices exist in other commodities of  every dav   use.     That is to say, there  Nov  AHA.N'DONMKNT.S.  -Survey Fraction, J T Kelly.  AINSWORTH   D1VISIO.N.  LOCATIONS.  OCX 2d���St Elmo'. Fraction. C C Point/,; Hope  Fraction. A Me Banting; Hidden Treasure, I Al  Banting.  Oct 27���Finis, T B Johnston; Candy Queen, P  F Johnston.  Oct 28���Charles, C Moore; Mammoth, Aug  Sehneler.  Oct 25���Snow Storm, C J Anderson; Lilly,  Erik Strand,  Oct '31���Alma Fraction, Minna Boettcher ;  Simco, P Maloney; Riverside, Erik.StrHiid, Chas  Borene. ������������'*  Nov 4���General Shatter, T W Glad well.  Novo���Primrose. Eugene Montreuil.  Nov 7���Sultana, J S Hicks; Esther May, T J  Lendrum; Tanis Fraction. Alf Stelberg, Albert  Lind, Chas Moore; Lilly Fraction, John Riddel.  Nov 8���Silver Tip, T AI.Banting; Lake View,  Ginis 'Mannarino; Union, P Cherbo; Poorman,  J B Tierney and P Cherbo; Ida 0 Fraction, D E  Botting,  Nov 9���British Gold Mine, R James.  ASSESS51ENTS.  Oct 26���Tamarack, Truant, Jenny.  Oct 27���Great Northern, Sunlight, Midnight,  Yukon.  Oct 28���Chieftain.  Oct 31���Little Johnny Fraction, Globe, Wake  Up Inn.  ,   Nov l���Bright Hope, Rock Boulder.  Nov 2���Crown Point.  Nov 3���Giiino.  Nov 4--Robbin, Blue Bird, Piscataq.ua, Snowbird Fraction, Jessie.  Nov 5���Iron Crown, Kenneth.  Nov 7���Wooloomooloo.  Nov S��� Coin, Lovell. Eagle Bird, Marsden.  TRANSFERS.  Hill, Aug-  Sehneler to A  Are these institutions satisfied with  smaller profits than the legitimate merchant? Not very much ; by scouring the  sweating dens of Europe and America  they can buy more cheaply than from  honest, manufacturers; it is bone and  flesh and blood that must be sacrificed  t in order that their system of business,  is an increase of one-third in the prices ; which does away with the profits of the  of goods and necessaries of life, whilst j middleman. Why? because the legiti-  wage values are practically more than ! mate manufacturer will not sell to redoubled. Yet the 'merchant of the | tailers, except through the medium of  Slocan is expected to offer his wires for the wholesale house,  sale at eastern prices, ���and at the same , Still after all���fiat justitia���the mon-  tiine pay big freight bills, give his clerks i ster must have some redeeming features  double and treble the salary obtainable j���mark them! It has been known to  in the easi, run large risks of being burnt i allow assistants to sit down after only 10  out without insurance,  and   incur  the  straight  hour's work on   their feet���ex-  ��&  M  Oct 26���Bunker  Banting, .<100.  Oct 27���Buckeye, Clara Carson to C M Parker,  S200.  Buckeye, Z Montgomery to C M Parker.  Jennie E, Thos Harris to Jennie E Harris.  Northern Star, Wm N Harris to same.  Oct 28���Grey Eagle J, Fred C Baker to Joseph  Casazza.  Forest Queen ", Geo B McDonald to J Casazza.  Memorandum of airrcument made on 27th Oct  between MA Stephenson and Wm .Fraser and  Henry C Croasdale re True Blue and Peacock.  Dead Medicine, Erebus, Muck a Muck and  Money ��, Shoestring and Maxwelton i, A R McDonald to W T Oliver.  True Blue and Peacock ", W J Fraser to M A  Stephenson.  OCT ai���Tamarac and Annie G J, W R Rams-  dale to Hugh Sutherland.  Novi���Albion ��, A S Dibble to G W Roche,  SI ,000.  Climax, E M Harris to A B Railtoii.  Nov 2���Wisconsin, Lueky Strike i, Shirley  Davis to C A Fleming, $1,000.  Same "-, John Helberg to C A Fleming, ''1,000  Same 1/16, C A Fleming to J M Martin, $',300.  Nov S���Indication 1/5, H Nawdsley to T G  Proctor.  Extension of Any J, A Frank Hansen to Ali  Johnson.  Notice of action in Supreme Court of B C, John  Jones plf and T J Donaldson dft, re Carbonet No  2, Clearwater, Senet,Sewall.  Three Brothers, Eerox "-, A H Clute to D W  Moore.  Nov-I���Bureell Fraction 1. Geo F Hay ward to  GEC Martin.  Lucky Edd, Toronto, Fairview, Bever, Corona,  Lucky Edd Fraction, J, A Smith t3 N Clark-  Wallace and Jas Armstrong  Silver Star, E Walmsley to W S Lack.  Nov 5���Henriette. G C Shearing to Owen Mc-  Elroy.  Jeff Davis, D Alperson to Josiah Fletcher,  S5.000.  Granite King ". J Casazza to G P McDonald.  Same J.same to Fred lv Baker.  CODi.AO Nanderkerke to A Erickson.  Duplex .', A 0 t,vans to J J Noble.  Nov 7���Lake View, W G Scott to Mrs Grace  Presley. $1:/.  Wisconsin and Lucky Strike ', C A Fleming to  S S Bailey, .-2,000.  Tread well, C Riedlinger to W II Crawford.  Lily Fraction,John Riddell to O A Sutherland,  Nov 8���Cariboo, North Slope, South Slope,  Monte Carlo and International, i, G F Caldwell  to Chester Glass.  IdaN, Southern Cross, Quo Vadis. Silver Bee,  Hidden Treasure, TM  Banting to Ida Banting.  Slavin, Billy Davis, Butler."-. J H Jackson, H  Draper. S P Jobe to J A Utto.  Midge ', S J Renter to J F Carroll.  THK    WHITE    SLAVES    OF    CANADA.  "Oh! where did you get that pretty  jacket?" ''Why, I sent back east for it,  and it only cost six dollars. I priced the  same thing at 'So and So Brothers,' and  they wanted eight fifty. I got some  shoes for Johnny and half a dozen pairs  of socks for my husband as well, and a  whole lot of other things, and after  reckoning in the express, 1 guess we  saved four dollars anyway. They want  two prices for everything in this town !!"  "Isn't it.shameful!! Robbery !!" etc.,  etc., ad infinitum.  Tlie forgoing is a sample of conversation which may be heard almost daily in  Sandon and every other place similarly  situated, taking "place between would-be  economical house wives and their sympathising lady callers,and culuininating  in the caller returning home with an  exalted opinion ot the sh lewdness and  management of her friend, and also  taking along with her a firm determination to go and do likewise. It is not the  matrons of the coiuinunity alone who  are alilicted witli this departmental  store mania, but young men and maidens, old men and" children, suffer from  tlie same trouble, and lend their support  to increase tlie territory embraced by the  tentacles of this commercial octopus,  which lives and grows fat on (he business  vitality of any district coming within its  grasp.  Patronage of these mammoth stores  has increased enormously during the  last quarter of a century, and is produc  tive of the precise effect which might be  expected from such a cause���these  results, economic and social, financial  and moral, are each and every one of  them8erious enough to "make us pause,"  and to demand the deepest attention  from every thinking man and woman in  the wide Dominion, and more especially  this particular portion of the Dominion.  responsibility of placing heavy stocks in  districts with an uncertain future ahead  of them.  A prime fact in the commercial well  being of a young community whether  agricultural or mining, is that the income  of the country accruing from its productions should" be retained as much as  possible within its own borders and kept  in circulation there, thus adding daily to  the financial wealth of the community.  The practice of sending larger sums of  monev to outside retail firms is therefore  injurious in the extreme to the general  prosperity and pecuniary well-being of a  town or district where such practices are  followed. Eastern Canada already  claims a lion's share of the gains of the  west, through the medium of their  wholesale houses and manufacturers,  this being a condition which cannot be  avoided until the time shall arrive when  the increase in demand shall warrant  the establishment of puch industries and  institutions in British Columbia.  Nothing is more conducive to the material prosperity of a place than the  maintenance of a high standard, of  wages, and nothing can haye more rapid  effect in the lowering of such a standard  than the universal adoption of the practice of "sending back east," If the  thousands of dollars annually sent out of  the Slocan district to such firms by  residents of the Slocan were circulated  amongst local merchants a very marked  change for the better would immediately  take place in business operations. An  increased dexnand would call for greater  supply, and merchants would "find it  necessary to enlarge their stock and obtain greater assortments of goods. More  clerks would be required, business could  be carried on with smaller profits, the  consumer consequently reaping the  benefits of increased business along with  the merchant.  The above are a few of the more obvious economic conditions arising from the  indiscriminate patronage of Cheap Jack  retail institutions. But momentous as  these conditions are, there are other and  far more serious consequences arising  from such short-sig'hted policy on the  part of the consumers, the social and  moral results, which are the inevitable  outcome of the demand for a cheaper  and still cheaper article, engendered by  those institutions vieing with each other  which can supply most goods for least  money, are appalling when viewed in  their entirety. The question has been  asked by outsiders thousands of times,  "how do they do it?" The answer is  not far to seek. Go to the reeking tenement houses of any of our large cities,  enter the noisome dens where women  and children are huddled together, sighing out their tired lives to the weary  accompaniment of the click of the needle  or ceaseless whirr of the sewing machine.  Dens, where even the pure atmosphere  of nature is denied to .the occupants in  order that fuel may be saved.  Visit the sweat shops,those blackspots  on the fair white fame of the nineteenth  centurv, and the answer  to  your question of "how can   they do it?" will come  forth,   on    the   foetid,   over-used    air,  groaned out from the parched throats of  a thousand underfed,  toil-broken fellow  creatutes :    "It is done by us.    It is our  flesh and   blood,  our  bodies  and souls,  our health and honor, that are the price  of the cheap goods you buy."    Ask the  pale-faced old-young woman  striving  to  keep breath  in  the bodies of  her little  fatherless children by making shirts for  40   cents  per   dozen".     Ask   her!    And  then if you dare, add  to her burden   by  purchasing    the   work    which    is   her  death.    Enquire from the round shouldered  narrow  cheated cadaverous  man,  who.makes  boot-uppers  for 25 cents  a  pair,  in   order   that he  may  purchase  medicine for his  dying  wife  and bread  for his starving children, he will tell you  "how it is done."    Stand  on the streets  of any of our large cities in the dull grey  dawn of a bitter  winter's morning,  see  the scores of young girls���pitifully young  ���with pinched, careworn faces,see them  draw their thin   scanty  clothing tightly  round their  half-fed  frames,   see  them  hurryiim,   hurrying,     faster    and   still |  faster,  so that "their poor ill   nourished j  bodies may be kept from freezing; these j  are the white  slaves  upon   whose blood j  the commercial    vampire  thrives.    As- i  sistants who receive the lavish remuner- ,  ation of $,'700 or $4 per week, sometimes j  getting even as much as $5, out of which j  amounts they are supposed to board and j  clothe   the in selves,  and  live   "respect- j  able.''   "How   do  they  doit?"    Well!!  Some of   them   live   at   home and   are j  helped   out.   by   already  over-burdened i  parents.    Some of them,   these  are the j  strong-minded ones,  liy dint of starving i  and pinching manage somehow to   keep j  body  and   soul   together.    And some of ;  , them, and   tliese are they who   haven't;  | any homes or mothers or fathers, sisters '  ; or" brothers   to   help   them,   or   strong  ! minds to hold  them,   well,   they have a  j friend down   town   who  kindly   "helps  I them out"  once   in a while; but that is  : another story, a dark, black story, which  ! must carefully be kept  hidden from the  wives and daughters of  reputable members of society, the  women  who  do not  shrink   from" wearing   those   garments  purchased  at   the  cost of their  sister's  downfall.    Does the careful mother, who  is decking her little girl in "bargains" of  finery purchased   at   such  a cost,  ever  pause.' to  remember that some   erratic  turn of fortune may one  clay bring that  loved ' one   too,   a victim   beneath   the  ercise is good for growing girls. It pays  a floor walker to see that employees are  not tempted to fall into any habits of  idleness and luxury���kind, good,  thoughtful master���and" incidentally to  report any deviation from the ironclad  rules of the establishment. It insists on  its servants being well dressed���externally, and at their own expense, because  it looks bad to have a customer waited  upon by a shabbily dressed assistant.  Its stockholders and "heads of departments" go to church on Sundays twice  or even three times to pray for "all such  as are in sorrow*, sickness, or any other  adversity," then in order that the stock  may not runout, and there be no.one  left to pray for, the remaining portion of  Sunday is spent in considering how best  to, and the next six days devoted to,  augmenting the number of such unfortunates. Its president subscribes largely  to charities and bequeaths lucurious  donations to churches. Blood money  was put to better use by those other  Pharisees of nineteen hundred years ago.  They bought a piece of ground wherein  to bury strangers with their blood  money. Why not devote it to the same  purpose now," and ensure a resting place  where the victims of their greed might  at last lie in peace and undisturbed,  awaiting their turn to be heard at the  Judgment Day.  ���A Western* Man*.  ���aTfe)P$6i}  Druggist  tafiorj-sp  Just received���  a complete line of  For MEN,  WOMEN and CHILDREN  When in need of Gent's Furnishings,  Ready-made Clothing,   Hats.  Caps,  fj.Boots and Shoes, call at���  Postoffice Store, sandon  Do not forget that  we carry the largest  stock of Miners'  Goods in the country  m  >Of~��g*'g>C~*~<*?��1  Reasonable  Prices  and the best and freshest line of  Groceries,  Canned Goods,  pine Teas ana Coffees  Are the rule at  T. H. Hoben's  General Merchants.  We carry a complete  hue of Groceries���Crockery���Bar  Goods���Tinware���Granite ware���Hardware���Men's  Furnishings���Boots and Shoes���Dry Goods  *La<lU-*'  Woolen  (fmlcvwcar, CliildviMi's Wooicu  IJiidcrwcur, ItEADV-31 AOE  "WRAPPERS. We can supply you witli every Mi injy at right prices.  SANDON-:  ROSSLAND  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling- public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE & AVISON,       -       -       -       -      V m      Proprietors.  THANKSGIVING  DINNER.  The Palace Cafe, Sandon, is preparing to give  a Thanksgiving dinner to its patrons. The following menu will be served:  New York Count Oysters  sour  Clam Chowder Consomme  KISH  ,.   Columbia River Salmon Barbaeued  (Potatoes a la Duchess)  l!OIT.  Leg of Mutton, Caper Sauce  Westphalia Ham, Hot Slaw  ltl-r.ISHES  Celery      Queen Olives      Shrimp ail Mayonaise  ENTREES  Chicken Fricasseed a la Beehamal  Maccaroui and Cheese-iu Gratin  Lamb Chops Breaded, Cream Sauce  Strawberry Roll, Fruit Sauce  it OASTS  Sirloin of Beef au juis  Turkey, Cranberry Sauce  Domestic Duck, Apple Sauce  Young Shoat. Herb Dressing  VEGETABLES  Mashed Potatoes Baked Sweet Potatoes  Garden Peas  I'ASTRY  Apple Pie Mince Pie Lemon Maragne  English Plum Pudding  Assorted Cake McLaren Cheese  EXTRAS  Sultana Raisins Assorted Nuts  Tea Coil'ee Milk Cocoa  New  Dress  Goods,  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  novelties.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  'CALLUM AGO.,   Dealers in ���   Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOGAN CITY, B.C.  108Bishopsgate St.  "within"  criRiH bros.  7k\7l\7l\7',\7l\V'\7l\V'V7'\  Wholesale  Wine & Liquor Merchants  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  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.  The  British���LON1)0N-ENG-  Subser*    Columbia  Review  Subscribtion, .-ja.SO per annum  To Brokers, Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining Claims. Mining Engineers, Assurers", Journalists and  others���  Advertise in the B. C. Review,  the only representative B. C. Journal in Europe.   A Good Investment.  ASLO MOTEL  Family & Commercial.  AGENTS.  Those handling "War with Spain" are making money. A good share of the profit is yours  if you take hold. Seven hundred pagres^ two  hundred illustrations and sells cheap. We give  big commission; pay freight, sell on time, and  supplv outfit free.  BRADLEY-GARRETSOK CO., Limited,  Toronto  Carry the finest Stock of Liquors in  the Kootenay Country.  Orders   by  mail   or  wire  promptly   attended to   H. H. Knox,  Has removed to the  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DEXVER.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lilies. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry agent or���  G. B. GARRETT,  C. r. R. Agent. New Denver.  WM. STITT, Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  House,  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  nil k  Insurance  alld General Commissson  Agents.  "STEW DENVER. 1".  C.  %  Jfr *&,  *  " M.-  & Although I have been doing  business in Kootenay since 1886  I have never before had a stock  1S||||8^    equal to what I am now showing*.  '*" "^     It  was  purchased   in  Montreal,  ew York and many other Eastern points for  cash, and I can safely s  fully 30 per cent lower  Watches. I ^s country.       Jewels, Standard Silverware,  Watches, Rings, and Fancy Goods in endless  profusion. Orders and enquiries by mail are  carefully attended to,    JACOB, DOVER, kelson.  Block  ever1-  and i-=- prepared  description of  |to repair  e  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings alwavs on hand.  irices  r house in 

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