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Array Volume VI.   No. 34.  NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 25, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS  l,OCAT.,    CHIT-CHAT.  The hike has  risen very  rapidly this  week.  Archie Fletcher is buildine an hotel at  Lardo.  Duncan City is commencing to boom  just now.  Ed Quillini is going to start an hotel  at Argenta.  The estate of the late John Todd is  being woundup by liis brother.  The adjourned vestry meeting- of St.  Stephen's church will be held Monday  evening".  The new sidewalk to the Wallace  block, on Sixth street, is a great improvement.  E. M.Bi indie returned Sunday from  a winter's sojourn in his old home at  Souris, Man.       .TV  All the properties in the vicinity closed  down, to allow th** men to take in the  celebration here.  "Dad" Black has sold out his interest  in the hotel business at Trout Lake City  to Dan McLenna**..  Services will b>3 held in St. Stephen's  church next Sunday at the usual hours.  Rev. C. F, Yates, vicar.  Rev. Cleland, of Sandon, will hold  services in the Presbyterian church  Sunday morning at 11 o'elock.7;  Harry Py man *arne home from Los  Angelos, whither he had gone for the  benefit of his health;" on Monday/"  Hill Bros.' mili at the head of the lake  is busy cutting' lumber. The chief demand "so far is"from New Denver.  The first open-air concert of the season was g-iven by the band on Friday  evening, and *vas much appreciated by  the citizens.  from Trout lake. They are now in 35  feet and expect to tap the vein in a few  feet more  j    The  Empire  group,   adjoining*   the  | Wagner group, at the headwaters of  Cariboo creek, has been sold to English  capitalists for the handsome sum of $30.-  000.  Joe Kirkpatrick recently staked a  g'roup of claims on the Nettie L lead,  which he has named the Glposciap. He  says he has ore in several places on the  claims.  The ore now being taken down in the  north drift of the- Nettie L will not be  shipped for the present. Work on the  winze has been discontinued, owing* to  the water.  Work is being* prosecuted on the  Nettie L with invariably good results.  The vein still remains as strong* as ever  and the character of the ore continues  the same.  The boys have come down from the  Silver Queen. This was in response to  a letter from Mr. Hammersley, of Vancouver, who is acting* for the company-  holding* the bond on the property. An  inspection of the vein where it is crosscut will be made by an eng-ineer and  the nature of further development will  depend on his report.���-Topic.  lead stacks will lie started .up in a couple of weeks.  A gold brick from the Ymir mine was  entered at the cur-toms house at Nelson  last week for export to the the United  States assay office at Helena. It was  valued at S'2,500, and represents the first  shipment of what would have been a  record month at. the Ymir but for a mishap to the machinery.  At the adjourned annual meeting of  the Dardanelles company, held in Victoria recently, it was unanimously decided to authorize an increase in the  capital by the issuance of 500,000 new  shares. The first issue of 200,000 at 12  cents was taken up at once. Four-fifths  of the total capitalization was represented.  The ore shipments for last week were  down nearly to bedrock. The Last  Chance sent down one car and the old  reliable Payne 250 tons. The No. 5  tunnel of the Payne has been running  into ore for the past week, and it is expected this ore body will widen out in a  few days when the workg-ets below the  big- ore chute found in No. 4. No. 5  tunnel is into the mountain 4500 feet  and gives a depth from the apex of GOO  feet.  How   Theosophy   Helps   in   Daily   Life.  Rev. Powell has been stationed here  two years, during which he has experienced the ups and downs of life in a  mining camp, but remained ever faithful to his parish and the cause he so eloquently espouses from the pulpit. He  goes to Enderby, in the Okanagan  country, near Vernon,and his successor  here will Mr. Roberts, late of the Winnipeg conference, who will arrive in  New Denver with Mrs. Roberts and  babe this week. Mr. and Mrs. Powell  take with them to their new field the  love and esteem of the citizens of New  Denver and Slocan lake towns, and the  heartfelt wish of all that their new field  of labor will be strewn with the roses of  success and happiness.  JUBILEE SUGGESS  DAWSON CITY  IN ASHES.  BOUNDARY    CREEK.  300  Letters of administration for the estate of the 'ate ,'.Fred Jeffery, of this  town, have leen applied for, his father  being the administrator.  Rival celebrations on Slocan lake are  not sensible, but they assay high of  pxiblic improvement and damphoolish-  ness:���especially on the part of the sister  that is spgnked.  The detth of James Chisholin, a Kaslo pioneer and prominent business man.  occurred at the Halcyon Hot Springs  last weel: and the remains were sent to  Kaslo fer interment.  New Denver citizens have won the  laurels of success and earned lor themselves ihe goodwill and hearty co-operation ofthe citizens of the leading cities  of Koo"enay���Nelson, Rossiand, Sandon  and Trail.'"-.,  T. McKechnie, ex-engineer of the W.  Huh ter and now employe 1 on one of the  Arrov lake boats, was here on Saturday  looking after his property. He was  agreeably, surprised at the improvement  in the town during the year.  Sfindon's football players want to challenge the winners of the New Dcnver-  Sib'erton match���when it comes off.  The Silverton team would not accept  the challenge of the New Denver team,  but requested a game at Silverton .last  Sunday. The New Denver team will  not meet anv team on Sundav. ���  the  air  The Morrison  tunnel is in over  feet, and steam drills are used.  A 30-foot shaft is;: to be 'sunk on  Big Windy, Providence: cam pi"  The 50 horse, power boiler and  compressor for the Winnipeg mine,have  arrive'd.  August Rieschl has a gang of men  working on the Mabel and Bessie claims  in the Burnt Basin.  The Cariboo, the Camp McKiuney  dividend-payer, is putting- in a seven-  drill air compressor.  The Kamloops, in CampMcKinney,is  to be subdivided into town lots, which  will be placed on the market in a short  time.  On the City of Paris and Lincoln, in  Central camp,the crosscut tunnel is now  in. 900 feet. The entire face of the drift  is in ore.  The Highland Queen and Thunder  Hill, two Canyon ccreek properties of  merit, have been bonded from D. Stewart by S.M. Johnson.  Over a hundred prospectors are in the  country round the new town of Beaver-  ton, on the West Fork. The new town  ie in the centre of numerous promising-  claims.  On the Golden Crown, in Wellington  camp, the shaft is now down 160 feet,  and will be driven to the 500 foot level.  A new five-drill compressor has been in  stalled.  JOTTINGS   FROM  WHITEWATER.  The snow is  davs.  going very rapidly these  The Bell mine, in the Jackson basin,is  reported to be a good property.  Mr. Lorillard, who took a lease on the  Snap, has made a shipment of ore to the  sampler.  May 24 will rob us for a clay or two of  many of our citizens, some toKaslo and  others to New Denver. A jolly . time  awaits them.  All the mines in the immediate vicinity are working good forces. The Deep,  on the coming of R. E. L. Brown, immediately started in with a good number of hands. It is worthy of notice that  it is not among those signing the $3 rate  of wages. ���   ���   TROUT   LAKE   PROPERTIES.  Another contract of considerable  length has been let on the Silver Cuu.  Jimmy Paton has struck some very  nice rock on the Tona, a couple of miles  up Lardeau creek.  Work has been temporarily suspended on the St.Elmo,but will be continued  so soon as the season opens up more  fully.  Owing to the extremely backward  spring, it will be a.month yet before the  hills are sufficiently clear of .snow to allow of prospecting'.  Messrs. Nix and Verse-hoy le arc driving a crosscut on their propertv, the  Beta, situated about a   mile and a half  A second payment has been made on  the bond oh the Nellie Cotton claim, in  Greenwood camp. There are two shifts  at work aiH a fine showing is reported  in the workings.  A large hoisting* and pumping plant  has been ordered from the Jas. Cooper  Manufacturing Co. for the Snowshoe,bv  A. J. McMillan. The property is to be  extensively developed.  Winnipeg stock is steadilv rising as  development progresses. The installation of the new compressor plant will  doubtless soon have the effect of showing up even greater ore reserves.  The Rambler, in Pass Creek camp,has  a 40-foot tunnel, all in ore. The Golden  Giant, in the same camp, has a 90-foot  tunnel. Considerable development is  to be done in the camp this season.  The Fitzhugh claim, in West Copper  camp, has been bonded by C. Collins,  who will start development work at i  once. The Dominion, in the same Camillas been taken over by J. A. Finch, of  Spokane.  The main shaft on the Pathfinder, on  the north fork of Kettle river, is now  down 100 feet. Two and one half feet  of solid pyrrhotite ore was encountered  and the work is progressing in a satis-  factorv manner.  Theosophy helps by giving a method  for the building of character. Believing  in reincarnation and, the law of cause  and effect, we know that day by day, by  thinking and working for the common  good, in forgetfulness . of self, we wear  out some of the warp and woof woven of  evil in the. past, and weave for the future  a new fabric of a color and texture corresponding to the natnre of our'thoughts  and deeds. Believing this, man knows  himself to be, not the victim of caprice,  but absolute master of his own. destiny.  No longer the grovelling worm,- fearing  and doubting all things, but lord of himself, lord of his own future, lie feels  within the power to be and to do, the  courage of one who knows that no matter how long and hard the fight, in the  end he shall gain the victory over self:  We do not pray to a personal God in  far off heaven to aid us in steering clear  of the shoals and quicksands, but to the  God within. Jesus said, "But- thou,  when thou prayest, enter into thy closet"  [thy innermost being, thy very soul],  "and when thou has shut the door"  [put aside all distracting thoughts and  cares of the world], "pray to thy Father  which is in secret" [hold close communion with thy soul], "and thy Father  which seest in secret shall reward thee  openly." Every high aspiration, every  noble thought, every conquest of the  lower self, will brine us nearer that  union with the Divine Self which, when  consummated, will make us perfect,  "even as the Father in heaven is perfect." This is what Jesus meant when  he said, "I and my Father are one." He  had consummated his oneness with the  God within, and was therefore Christ.  Flow can anyone believing himself the  Son of God, and therefore joint heir with  Chriet, fritter away his life in useless  nothings, or waist it in repinings, or fill  it with hate, lust and crime.  A Victoria report says : The main portion of the city of Dawson was destroyed  by fire on April 26, causing a loss of $4,-  000,000. In all, 111 buildings, including  the Bank of British North Amenca.were  destroyed.  The news was brought down by L. S.  Hume, son of Mayor Hume, of Seattle,  J.Toklas, and a third party, who left  Dawson City on April 27. and made their  way out by canoe to Lake Labarge and  then over the ice, having a most perilous  trip. Toklas reports that the fire broke  out in the very heart of the business  centre of the city, commencing near the  opera house on the water front, and  spreading with great rapidity, driven by  a strong north wind, destroying everything on its way on that street down to  and including Dqnohus & Smith's establishment, and taking all the water front  buildings abreast of the same blocks.  The fire crossed the street, burned  through and apread over to Second street  covering the principal business Dortion  of Dawson, "leaving it all in.ashes, with  the firemen hopeless.  The fire consumed everything from  Timmina' Royal cafe down to the building opposite the Fairview hotel.  The fire was the most disastrous that  has ever visited Dawson. Among the  most prominent firms burned out were  the Royal cafe, Donohue & Smith, Mc-  Lellan & McFeeley,Parsons Produce Co.,  Aurora saloon, Bodega, Madden house,  Hotel Victoria, McDonald block, Bank  of British North America, and scores of  smaller firms.  The town is paralyzed, because nothing can be done until the opening of  navigation, which will not be for several  weeks. As was the case with all firas in  Dawson, this one was caused by a drunken woman unsetting a.lamp.  T-iife in Hawaii.  Fatal Accident on the Wav Eagle.  The spleirlid strike recently made on  the Iron Cap, near Okanagan Landing,  is the talk of that locality. The ledge  is six feet wide, the rock being a free  milling quartz. Experts are quite enthusiastic aboil I it.  A horrible accident happened at the  War.Eagle mine, Rosslaud, on Saturday morning.   H. A. Honeyford, James  O. .Palmer,   Thomas   Neville,   W.   F.  Scholfield and Mike Cook  got on the  skip in the main shaft to be transferred  from one level to another.   At the 250-  level the skip got away from the control  of the eng-ineer and fell to the 600-foot  level.   The three men first named were  killed outright and the others so badly  injured that they may die.   The smash  was so complete that it was impossible  to get the victims from the shaft.   They  were   packed   on ladders to the main  drift of the Iron Mask  and taken out  through its workings.   The accident is  the most serious that has taken place in  Rossiand since the explosion in (he Centre Star in 1896,  when three men lost  their lives.    Exactly what happened in  the engine room that the skip got away  is not known, but the accident  is said  to be due to a  loose  nut allowing the  gearing to slip.  Living in Hawaii is not without its  disadvantages. The natives have little  idea of respectful deference and insist  on calling their employers by their  Christian names. One lady who, upon  her arrival, was at once addressed by  the men servants as Jenny, expostulated with her sister for allowing them to  become so familiar. She was assured  that every effort had been made to .induce them to say Mr. and Mrs., but this  they steadily refused to do.  "No. no!" they said; "too many  Smiths, too much Jones. You, John and  Lizzie."  One English woman was determined  that her servants should never address  her in the familiar fashion that other  white people had allowed to become  common. She, therefore, instructed  her husband to address her by name in  their presence.  One day this lady had some visitors,  and to their great "delectation the cook  put his head inside the door and asked  sweetly:  "My love, what vegetables do vou  want today ?"  After triat the English woman was  content to be called simply Mary.  New Denver Was the Cause.  Probably greater events have taken  place in the world's history than the  Slocan Lake Jubilee, but certainly none  have been of more importance to the  citizens of New Denver in particular and  the Slocan in general.  It was because they perceived the importance of the event that the citizens of  New Denver entered so heartily into the  undertaking, and its success is largely  due to the unanimity that has existed  and the harmonious working of each individual in accord with the executive  committee.  It is evident from the large crowds  that   favored New   Denver   with   their  prescence from Nelson, that the citizens  of that camp appreciate the loyal manner in which New  Denver turned out to  participate in Nelson's day last year,and  it is proof also that New Denver is looked upon as the Queen City of the Slocan,  and the governmental, residential,banking, and commercial centre of this vast  and   rich   mineral   district.   No better  acknowledgment of this could be given  than was vouchsafed by the general attendance of citizens, from all camps in  Kootenay, and their hearty co-operation  in the events of the day.    Without resorting to boasting, it can honestly be  said that of all Slocan celebrations, the  first annual Slocan Lake Jubilee passed  off the smoothest and was the most successful in point of attendance, entertainment and harmonv that has ever been  held.  The train and boat service provided by  the C.P.R. aided much  in   successfully  handling the large crowds without any  discomfort.    From Slocan City the s.s.  Slocan made an  early trip up the lake,  arriving at New Denver at 7 :30.    Many  from the foot of the lake availed themselves of the opportunity  to  visit  the  scene of the jubilee by the early boat,but  the crowd did not arrive until the boat  made the  return  trip  with  the Nelson  and Rossiand excursionists. At 8 o'clock  the Slocan met the Sandon special at  Rosebery and  in  20  minutes landed at  New Denver a large crowd from the Silver City of the Slocan.   Forty-five minutes later there arrived at New Denver  siding the regular Sandon train.    It left  Sandon at 7 :45, one hour later than the  special,  and  brought a  hundred people  from that direction.  180 yards neither team had gained any  advantage over the other and every  runner was doing his utmost toincrease  the speed. It was the prettiest race that  eye ever witnessed, and also the closest.  When 180 yards had been covered  Thompson, leader for the Nelson team,  began to pull his men out inch by inch,  and the carts crossed the winning line  barely eight inches apart.  The grand stand was crowded with  Nelson people, and when the result of  the race was announced, they whooped  it up in regular Nelson fashion. Though  defeated,the Rossiand boys were warmly  congratulated, by the victors as well as  by the spectators. The time was 23%  seconds.  The baseball match between Nelson  and Sandon was very much as Nelson  wanted to make it. The Sandon players  were no match for the Nelson boys, "and  owing to the lack of practice, played a  very loose game. The score stood 14 to  3 when the game ended.  The lacrosse game, Nelson vs. Slocan,  was a very fast game, though the local  boys were no match for the visitors in  point of weight or combination, and had  no show of winning out. But it was  made very interesting for Nelson, and it  was unfortunate that the game had to be  broken up by the severe wind and rain  storm that swept the lake. The game  ended 4 to 0 in favor of Nelson.  It was impossible to pull the football  match off, owing to the storm and lateness of the hour.  A double-handed drilling contest was  arranged for seven o'clock, for a purse of  $75. It proved a most interesting event,  and was most heartily enjoyed. Hanson  & McDonald, a Ten, Mile team, won,with  Murphy & Johnston, of Sandon, second,  though handicapped by the bieaking of  j a hammer and darkness. The winners  had five inches to the good.  Kootenay Appointment*.  GBXERAT,    TUNING   FLOAT.  On the 6th inst. a fatal accident occurred at the Jewel mine, in tho. Long-  Lake camp, whereby a miner named J.  Spargo lost his life  AY. H. Aldridge, superintendent at  the Trail smelter, is making a trip  through the Slocan. Two hundred and  fifty tons of ore, per day is being put  through the copper   furnaces,  and the  The Methodist conference met in Na-  naimo last week, and the, following appointments were made for the ensuing  year for Kootenav district:���Rossiand.  George H. Morden, and D. D. Birks,  as supernumerary; Trail, J. Calvert;  Nelson, John Robson. B. A , financial  secretary of Kootenay district; Ymir, J.  Hicks; Kaslo, James Wood, chairman  of the Kootenav district; Sandon, A.  M. Sanford. B.A."; New Denver and Slocan City, 17 A. Roberts; Greenwood, B.  H. Balderston, B.A : Grand Forks, one  to be sent: Cascade City, to be supplied;  Cranbrook and Fort Steele. George E  Smith, ST I..; Fernie, R. Forbes Still-  man.  I'ev.  Powell  fo  Enderby.  Rev R. x. Rnwe.il delivered his fare-  wel-j-sermon in the Methodist church on  Sunday night to a   large congregation.  The Bank of Montreal has issued a  most satisfactory statement for the year.  The profits for the twelve months ending April So. after deducting charges of  management, and making full provision  for bad and doubtful debts, amounted  to Sl,850,582.fi5. The bank has thus  earned for the financial vear about 11.25  per cent, on its capital of $12,000,000,  against rather over 10)4 per cent, for  the financial vear ending on April 30,  1898. ,_J^   Mackintosh Ketires.  Charles H. Mackintosh, formerly  lieutenant-governor of the Northwest  Territories, who is returning to Canada  from England, has retired from the directorship of the British America Corporation. He contemplates forming a  company in Canada for the sale and  registration of the. London and Globe,  British America Corporation, Le Roi  and other shares.  Tin-; Ledge ollice is working a nice  shoot of high grade job printing, and  shipments are' being made to "many  camps. Call ii. and assay the samples.  The bulldog is chained up and there is  no danger of getting knocked down Indie wind from our big cylinder press.  Shortly before 11 o'clock the Slocan  returned from Slocan City with the Nelson and Rossiand excursionists. Talk  about crowds! Well, if these two cities  patronize as liberally every legitimate  celebration in Kootenay as they did New-  Denver's jubilee, they richly deserve the  proud distinction of being the the most  liberal-spirited communities in the west.  Taken all in all it was indeed a happy,  hilarious crowd, and there was no doubting what they came for. They were out  for sport and before the day was out they  had a gentle sufficiency of it.  The Odd Fellows of Nelson alone represented in the neighborhood of 200.  They gave ample evidence of the sport-  loving spirit that has given them a reputation throughout Kootenay, if not the  world, and proved that, besides being  kingly entertainers at home, they are  princely aiders and abettors in the art of  entertaining others abroad.  The customarv wind and rain storm  that has stopped" previous celebration  sports in New Denver, arrived on schedule time yesterday and to a certain extent, imperilled the success of the day.  The lacrosse ga,me was on, and it had  been a hot one up to the time of the arrival of the storm. This is the second  time a lacrosse game has been broken  up by the elements on a jubilee day,  and an investigation of the meteorological department now in charge of Dr.  Brouse will at once be held to settle the  responsibility upon the right parties.  The sports of the clay began at 9 :B0  when the boat races were called. In  the single scull race the entries were  W.H.Gibbs.H.McDonald and A.Owens.  Gibbs won, with McDonald a very close  second.  In the double sculls the entries were  McDonald and Gibbs, Harris and Aylwin, Owens and "Fisherman Jack.''  This was won by Harris and Aylwin,  with McDonald and Gibbs second/  In the canoe race, Harris and Twigg  were defeated by Aylwin and Gibbs in a  very pretty struggle.  Upon  the arrival of the Slocan from  Slocan City with her load of Nelsonites,  the  more  important events of the day  were called.    The Nelson hosereel team  went at once to the grounds to get into  position-    The Rossiand team had arrived the  day  before.    Both  teams were  confident of success.    This was the first  time thev had  met  in  a  hub and hub  race and  in spite of  the  fact that the  purse was for $3<t)0 cash, there was more  blood  than  money   in   the race.    Both  teams  were  strongly   backed   by  their  friends and the Nolson   boys went home  with good-sized rolls.     Owing to several  i unavoidable  delays,   the  race  was  not  i started  until   2: to.    At  the . pistol shot  j the teams got away even  and it was a   their dealings  I hub and  hub  race  from the start.    For   bv them.  The evening was given over to the entertainment provided by  the New Denver Concert Band,and in the performance  of Charley's Aunt, by  the Bittner Theatre Company, under the band's auspices,  no better entertainment  was ever given  in the Kootenay.   The Bittner people  put up an excellent show and Bosun hall  wa* crowded to the doors.   After the  performance a  ball  was  given  by the  band and it was a most successful affair.  The supper was given by the St. James  hotel, and it reflected great credit upon  the catering facilities of that establishment.    The  Nakusp  visitors were loud  in their praise  of the hospitality shown  by the band.    The music of the ball was  away up, Mr. and Mrs. Millward  being  assisted by the leading cello player of  the country, Herr Steiner, of Nelson. To  the band boys, the citizens are under a  deep obligation.   Largely to the general  advertising of the town given by the band-  last year on the outside, was much of the  success   of   the celebration due.   They  brought the crowds  up in the morning  from   Slocan' City, and  throughout the  day they worked hard and diligently to  help out the enjoyment of the visitors.  The Rossiand team remained over, for  the night and the boya, during their  brief stay and gentlemanly conduct  throughout won the hearts of the New  Denver people. They are sports of the  truest type, and though they must have  felt their defeat sorely, yet never word of  complaint was heard from them.  The Nelson boys returned home Wednesday evening flush with victory and  glad with spoils. They cleaned up everything in sight and took it with them.  The Smelter band of Nelson had been  engaged to assist the home band, but at  7 :30 Tuesday night a telegram was received, stating that "a new leader had  been chosen and he refused to come."  Whatever our many visitors may have  thought of New Denver as an industrial  centre, or a site for a Canadian mint;  whatever may have been their opinion  of our street car service, our lake shore  boulevard, our crystal palaces and metropolitan thoroughfares, they must have  been greatly impressed with the grandeur  of our scenery, the beauty of our town-  site, the importance of our future as a  mining centre, and the energetic spirit  and generous nature of our citizens.  >"ot an Entire Success.  The   experimental   working   of   the  eight-hour system  has not   been a success  in the   Rossiand   camp, from the  mine-owners'point of view*.   Expenses  have largely increased in proportion to  the amount of work done.    This is reported on the authority of   W. A. Car-  lyle, general superintendent of the B.A.  O. mines     It is  practically settled that  combined action  will  be  taken by the  mine owners of Rossiand to adjust   the  scale of wages  to  the  eight-hour  law.  The Miners' Union has ahvays been recognized as a factor  in Rossiand industry, and has the  respect  of the mine  owners and the  community, while the  greatest harmony  has ahvays existed.  It is most likely that the matter will be  arranged, as  the owners  have shown  every  disposition  to  be   reasonable in  with   the. men  iiloved THE LEDGE, NEW DJiiWER, B.C., MAY 25, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months s .75  sis       " ; i.2o  Twelve  "  2.00  Three yeah? '  5.oc>  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent  insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Cjrrespondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pai^er if you wish. Always seud'something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  s hot, and we will do the rest.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TEURSDAY,   MAY 25. 1899.  THK QCJ-'J-'X���GOD   BT.ESS HEK.  God Save our Gracious Queen,  Long may she ever reign,  God Save our Queen.  Send her victorious,  Happy and glorious,  Long to reign over us;  God Save the Queen.  duction of gold, which was a marked  feature of 1898, says the Engineering  and Mining Journal of New York.  The Colorado output is well maintained,   in  spite of the severe   winter,  while California has the   abundant  supply of water which has been lacking for years past; so  that the mines  of the state will probably do much  better than last year.    Good reports  come also from the other producing  states of* the Rocky  mountains, and  something- may be expected from the  new districts in Washington which  are being actively exploited.   Silver  production may show a set-back from  the extraordinary storms of the win-  ,ter, which for three months stopped  work at Leadville and elsewhere in  Colorado; and from the troubles, in the  Cceur d'Alenes.    Probably the falling  off will not be very great, however.  At least a part ot it may be made up  later in the year.  KAl.N    SONG.  Whatever  might be said of the  policy of our sister camp, Silverton,  in  her recent attempt to   spoil the  Slocan Lake Jubilee, the energy displayed by her citizens is to be commended.   They fought tenaciously to  the last .md their determination was  worthy of a better cause. But tenacity  is not reason, and because tneir cause  was born in spite and spleen, its failure was but natural. A narrow spirit  will not prosper in this community of  broad mindedness and justice.   The  success of the Slocan Lake Jubilee  was due not entirely to the efforts of  New Denver citizens,   though their  efforts are not to be discounted in any  respect, but the hearty co-operation  of Nelson,  Rossiand,  Trail,   Sandon,  and   other   way   points    completely overshadowed all the noise and  bombast of the promoters   of  what  they are pleased to term a rival celebration.  Rain, silver rain,  Twinkling on the p-nii;!  The eartiidrinks sofilv -vlial ii needs,  Tlie guv sky lowers like n nail.  The liare'twjgs siring the drops like beads.  And still the silver showers full.  Rain, l-iin, rain���  Silver dropping rain!  Ruin, pearly .rain,  Glidintr down tlie pane!  The fence rails have a crystal edge.  The brimming spotus pour fountains iree,  The flowers on the window ledge  Arc fresh and bright as they can be.  Rain, ruin. rain-  Pearly, gliding rain.  Rain, sparkling rain,  Shining on the "pane!  A bit of blue iii yonder sky,  Swift signs of cleariugall about,  Some, broken clouds drift swiftly by,  And, lo. the sun isshining out!  (juodbv, ruin���  Shining, sparkling rain!  ���Annie Isabel Willis.  IMMIGRATION XO CANADA.  Hard to Get a  Desirable  Class to Leave  the Old  Country.  MARE THEM ARBITRATE.  While we do not anticipate the  serious trouble predicted by some between the mine owners and mine  workers over the operations of the  eight hour law, and the subsequent  decision of the mine managers to reduce the scale of wages to $3 in the  Slocan, the following from the Nelson  Tribune gives an inkling of how the  trouble ought to be settled if either  side attempts to force the other to  accept unequivocally their ultimatum.    The Tribune says:���  "There is more or less apprehension among; the business men of Kootenay that the   enforcement   of  the  eight-hour law will result in either a  lockout or a strike.    The Mine Owners' Protective Associations of Nelson  an   Sandon have issued a notice that  they will not pay more than  $3 a  day to skilled  miners from and after  June 12th, the date fixed for the going into effect of the eight-hour law.  The Miners' Unions of Nelson, Ymir,  Sandon and Rossiand have not yet  been heard from, although delegates  from the four unions held a conference  on the question at Nelson on Saturday last.   It is generally believed,  however, that the unions will stick  out for the rate of wages now being  paid, and if they do there is sure  to  be a suspension of work in  some of  the mines.  "If the mine owners have the right  to say they will not pay more than $3  a day for skilled  labor,   surely the  skilled workers have an equal right  to say that they will not work for  less than $3 50 per day.    If the one  side has the right to organize for se If  production,   surely   the   other   side  should not be outlawed for taking  similar action.    If neither side will  listen to reason, the Tribune is in favor ot enforcing a law that was passed to meet just such conditions as may  result from the enforcement  of the  eight-hour law.   The enforcement of  the law is in the hands of the provincial government, and the goyernment  should see that it is enforced.  "The law we refer to was passed  in 1894, and is entitled the "Labor  Conciliation and Arbitration Act."  Mine owners as well as mine workers  should be compelled to observe its  provisions in settling their disputes.  The business interests of Kootenay  should see to it that the law is enforced, for its enforcement means the  protection of their property interests.  The law should not remain a dead  letter."  A report has been received by the Interior Department at Ottawa from Lord  Strathcona, on the immigration work  done in Britain for the past year. While  there are no reliable figures to be had,  the emigration to Canada for the year  was jrreatly in excess of that of past  years.  "At the present time," says Lord  Strathcona, "we are in communication  with from 2,000 to 3,000 school masters.  Several thousand of our large maps of  Canada are hung upon the walls of the  schools. "These maps are used in connection with the lessons. A large number of your pamphlets are also being1  used as ordinary readers in the schools,  and as the children take the books home  Canada is thus introduced into many  houses in which it migh otherwise not  become known. I find that many school  masters have a practical as well as a  theoretical knowledge of Canada, and  our lantern slides of Canadian scenery  are much asked tor and desired hy such  persons."  About 1,500.lectures on Canada were  delivered during the autumn, winter  and spring. The Canadian Pacific  Railway had initiated a series of animated photographs of Canada, its scenery and its industries.  In referring to the limited Held in the  United Kingdom from which to draw  immigrants', Lord Strathcona says :  "We only encourage persons with capital, farmers, farm laborers, and domestic servants. I have explained the difficulties that tend to prevent the immigration of this class on as large a scale  as we would like, and a good deal of  our efforts is now directed to preventing  undesirable immigration."  "Although our "inquiry is very large  both personally and by correspondence,  the greater part of it comes from people who have no means to emigrate.  Capitalists and farmers are slow to  emigrate in any case, and the other  classes are doing better than at any  previous time, and except among some  of the younger members of the families,  there is not enough enterprise and that  disposition to look ahead which often  leads to immigration Still we are getting good results from our work, and I  am very hopeful that our immigration  will'continue to grow in the future."  Some of the colonies offer free passages, yet it is admitted in steamship  circles that Canada gets a large proportion and the cream of the immigration  which leaves the United Kingdom.  "Our immigration work,'" says the  high commissioner, "would be greatly  assisted by more help from Canada.  Personally I would like to see immigration committees formed in all the  electoral districts of Canada. Not only  would they assist the government  agents in receiving and looking after  new arrivals, but they would assist the  progress of new settlers and persuade  them to keep in communication with  their friends in the United Kingdom,  and to write to districts whence they  came, relating their experience and offering to correspond with those contemplating emigration."  MINING   EXCURSION.  to spend three days at Nelson and vicinity, leaving there" on Tuesday, September 12,' for Rossiand, and arriving the  same day.  Two days���the 18th and 14th���will be  spent in liossland and vicinity. Friday,  September 15th, will be devoted to an  inspection of the Canadian Smelting  works at Trail; the same day the party  will leave for the Slocan, arriving at  Sandon the following* day���Saturday,  September 16th. It is proposed to spend  one day at Sandon. leaving on Monday,  September 18th, via Slocan lake and  Slocan City for Nelson.  On Tuesday, the 19th, the party will  leave Nelson on the return trip, via  Kootenay Landing and the Crow's Nest  Pass, arriving at Fernie on the 20th.  One day will'be spent in the mines of  the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company,  whence the journey will be continued  easterly by rail, arriving* at Rat Portage on'Saturday, September 23rd.  Continuing,  the circular says: "If a  sufficient number  of member's should  desire to visit the Lake of the Woods  district, arrangements will be made at  Rat Portage.   The party will arrive in  Montreal on Tuesday, September -26th,  at (':25 p m.   Negotiations are pending  for a special rale  for members coining  from the Maritime provinces and points  east of Montreal, and also for members  coming from west of  Revelstoke.   Tlie  railways are showing every disposition  to make tliese rates satisfactory, and a  further announcement regarding tliem  will be miide in a second circular.   Arrangements are also  being made for  special rates to  points  west of  Revelstoke, should any of  the easten members desire to visit mines and mineral  centres'while out there.    We are not  in a position to state these special rates  definitely, but we have every assurance  that they will not exceed one-haif -the  regular rates."  ASS.4YKKS'  EXAMS.  fc fc�� ����  r. -'-^,'^^ttJBl>  omtreal  ���'���"w-nvesitj vsyreM'ta -^a va ���.sK^-'sryssxs^xctr  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     981,328.04  HEAD   OFFICE,    MONTREAL...  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Eoval, G-.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  -Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  \\  First. Held Under Ijiist Session's Anu'iid-  luenl. to the Act.  The first examination of candidates to  act as assayers, as provided for under  the act to amend  the Bureau of Mines  act,  passed at the  last session of the  Legislature,  commenced last week at  the bureau of mines,  Victoria    There  were a number of candidates, one writing the entire course, and the others  partial courses, the lattei already having certificates from  other portions of  the empire.    The  examiners are: Mr  Robertson, provincial mineralogist, as  chairman- Mr. Carmichael, proVinchil  assayer,, secretary-treasurer;   and  W.  Pellew-Harvey.   The examination covers the following subjects:���  (a) Sampling-  Sampling of ores or  furnace products  and the reduction and preparation of  sample for assay, including also the  melting of gold' dust and sampling of  bar for assay.  (b) Qualitative determination���  In ores or furnace products of the following: Copper, iron, nickel, antimony,  arsenic and sulphur.  (c) Quantitative determination���Assaying���     ,���      . .  Bullion���Gold bullion, for gold and  silver. ���  Copper bullion, for copper, gold and  silver.  Lead-copper bullion, for lead, copper,  gold and silver.  Coal-  Determination of moisture,  volatile  combustible matter, fixed carbon, ash  and sulphur.  Ores aud furnace products-  Fire assays���Gold, silver and lead, bv  crucible method.  Gold and silver, by scorilication  method.  Wet assays���Copper, by electroiitic,  gravimetric, colorihetric and volume-  trie (cyanide or other improved) methods  Iron, by volumetric or gravimetric  methods.  Nickel, lime, zinc, sulphur and silica,  by any approved methods.  Under the act, persons satisfying the  examiners that they have passed a  course in practical, analytical or assay  work in any school of mines in Canada.  Great Britain or Ireland, equivalent to  the examination required here, will be  exempt from the examination, but must  pay a fee, which the government has  placed at $15, for a certificate. Other  candidates are required to pay a fee of  $10 when entering their names for examination and ��15 upon the issuance of  the certificate.  After March 1, J 901, only those holding* certificates will be allowed to practice as assayers in the province.  Wanted.���A firstclass coat and pant  maker at once. Robie, New Denver, B.  .0.  **-'^^s="'"*��y*"^**-^  "ashdall.  Notary Public.  A. 13. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.--  Imported  roug  texture  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXlXi; INTKRKSTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.  -���INVITED   Abstracts of i'itlo to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  T. D. WOODCOCK8c; Co.,  this season.  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  We do what we advertise to do.  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER  Slocan City, B. C.  Programme for the Western Visit ofthe  Canadian  Institute.  One-third of the year has now  passed, and all the indications thus  far lead us to expect that 1899 wili  show a continuance of the large pro-1 Saturday, September 9  The secretary of the Canadian Mining- Institute, B. T. A. Bell, has issued  a provisional programme of the excursion of the institute to British Columbia  during* September.  Members will leave Montreal on the  C. P. ll. train on Friday, September 1st;  being* joined the .'ollowing* day by members from Ottawa, Toronto and eastern  points.  The party will proceed by way of  Owen Sound and the great lakes to  Fort William, leaving- there on Monday, September 4, whence train will be  taken for Revelstoke. It is proposed  to spend Thursday, September 7, at the  Banff Hot Spring's! arriving* at Revelstoke on Friday, September 8. Members of the institute residing- west of  Revelstoke, will join the party at that  point.  From that point the party will  proceed direct to Nelson, arriving- thereon  "It is proposed  from Toft!  "Hello, Tom; been out fishing  atrain I see! Say, how is it that  you nearly alwayj catch a good  string when you go fishing? I  hardly ever get any."  "Well, now, Bert; that's easy.  Why I buy my tackle at Nelson's  store and it's always good and  up-to-date, consequently I catch  fish."  "Thanks, very much, for your  tips, Tom; I will remember that  in the future."  Tom was quite right. You can  always get the best and latest in  all lines of  Do you ever  stop  to think  How sli'irt; life is ami  how paiuiul we often  nifike it for i-iirei'lvi's?  How little coirilorl  there is w1jo.ii tlie home  is poorly furnished?  How lif.It- ii eoMs m  have ar li-::s| it. few of  tli.ise corn fori-making  devices, sueli us rock-  i i j ii- chairs, i-ec-l'minir  chairs, divans, solas  and easy chairs?  How ninth prettier  a room looks, even if  very c .inmo-ilv furnished if iiv i-ii-'taliis  are dra'ed frmn nicel .���  selected curtain jioies?  How a few picture-:  nicely framed -ind  Imny from hrass hooks  in the wall moulding,  will im|n-ove the. appearance of the room?  How much we can  do for you in the way  of repairing a broken  piece of furniture and  making it just as serviceable as if it were  new?  WALKER & BAKEK  Furn :..- rs  New  D enver.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.    The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with evei7'hing  In the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  3VCcOa,iru.na c&, Co.,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.    ^  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling all kinds of  Blasting. Mining* and Sporting Po welers.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  Juicy  Beefsteaks  WILSON  HOTEL  Headquarters for Mining1 and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City. Proprietors.  Barber,  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  New Denver Meat Market.  Fresh Fish  From the  Nelson's  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to S p. m.  Briney Deep,  J  'S  from the plains of Western Canada, and  SAUSAGES  from New Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If you are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  Has removed from  his old stand in  The Slocan News (Jo. building,  to   next   door   to  Donaldson's Drug Store,  SANDON.  W. S. Dkewhy  Kaslo, B.C  H.T. Twir.fi  Xew Denver, B.C.  Jas. M. Patterson  Dealer in  Stationery  and a complete line of  s_  Eyes tested and glasses  fitted for any vision  Whitewater, B.C,  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor*  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  tfgTRaslidall & Fauquier, Airents.  F.  G-. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nnluisp. B.C.  [-JOWARD WEST,  Assoc-. R S Ai. London. I-'ujr  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported on  i^.  tending purel>;vser.s.  Assay office ;uid Chemical   La horn tory. Belle  vue ave. New Denver. BC.  A circus man says ��*iraffes are worth  $7,000 each. No wonder they hold their  head up in the air.  J, H. MILLWARD,   ' eTOs   ainter  and^Sgn  Writer  NEW DENVER.  GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  What is a hero?   A man who takes a  cold bath every morning.  A Sixth Year.  THE LEDGrJB,. NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 25  1899.  TELL MB, TK   WINGED WINDS.  Tell me, ye winged winds.  That round my pathway roar,  Do ye not know some spot  Where mortals weep no more?  ���Some lone and pleasant dell,  Some valley in the west,  Where free from toil and pain,  The weary soul may rest?  The loud wind dwindled to a whisper low,  And sijjh'd for pity as it answer'd, ilNo."  Teli me. thou mighty deep,  Whose billows round one play,  Knowst thou some favor'd spot,  Some island faraway.  Where weary man may find  The bliss for which he sighs,    .  Where sorrow lic-rer lives,  And friendship never dies?  The loud waves, rolling- in perpetual flow,  Stopp'd for a while, and sigh'd in answer, "No."  And thou, wren est moon,  That, with such lovely face,  Dost look upon the earth  Asleep iu night's embrace;  Tell me, in all thy round  Hast thou not seen some spot  Where miserable man  May find a happier lot?  Behind a cloud the moon withdrew in woe,  And a voice, sweet but sad, responded, "No."  Tell me. my secret soul.  Oh!   tell me. Hope and Faith,  Is there no resting place  From sorrow, sin and death?  Is there no happy ��pot  Where mortals may he blest,  Where grief may find a balm,  And weariness a rest ?  Faith, Hope  and Love, best boons   to mortals  given.  Wav'd their bright wings, and  whisper'd, "Yes,  in Heaven."  ���Charles Mackav.  LAItl" SUIM'KIOli OKE IM'OViNG.  The first ore cargoes were loaded at  the western end of Lake Superior early  last month, and the year was fairly  opened that is destined to be a record  breaker in more ways than one. Up to  May last year there had passed out of  Lake Superior, not including'shipments  from Escanaba.252,000 gross tons of ore,  and for tlie same period of the preceding* year, 2,500 tons, while for April,  1S96, the shipments were 75,000 tons.  So an .-opening1 at May 1, this year, is  not so far behind the average of recent  years, excluding 1S9S, and when the  added facilities for rapid work at both  ends of the line and in the middle are  considered, the. present situation is not  at all desperate. May's movements from  all upper lake ports' was nearlv 2,000.-  000 tons.  It has been reported the last few days  that J J. Hill, of the Great Northern  road, had decided to enter the Vermillion range and had prospectors and surveyors in the field to this end. \vNothing  could be farther from the truth. Mr.  Hill is considering two routes for his  line to the Eastern Masaba, one requiring but 22 miles of construction and  tlie other twice as much, but shortening  the haul very considerably It is probable he will build the twenty-two miles  stretch. " j  The Lake Superior Iron Company,  now in the possession of the Carnegie  interests, for a price aggregating $3,-  780,000 for the entire mine, was .the  second in Ishpeming to engage in mining, and the third in Michigan, and its  initial operations were in 1856,/two  years after which it began shipping. In  the 40 years it has been shipping ore,  it has sent to market a total of 8,265,000  tons, nineteen per cent, having been in  the last three years. That.,.ih-the closing of a forty year period tlie company  has been easily able to send forward  more than in any other preceding year  by 250,000 tons, and expects to equal  that record the present season, is evidence of careful and masterly handling of the property and its importance.  Its output last year was about 40 per  cent, bessemer, and it is shipping now  from five deposits the hard ore, old  mine hematite, new deposit, section 1(5  and section 21, all of which except the  last are within the corporate limits of  the city of Ishpeming. The company  employs about 1,050 men, owns 175  buildings and some 19,000 acres of land  besides.  The price at which the property has  been sold indicates a value double that  given in the statement, to the stock  holders about a year ago, and there  g*oes to each share of stock, besides the  f-1-5, nearly $20 in quick assets. Par  value of this stock is S25.  Hale mine, Mesaba range, has been  put into position for shipping and has  sold its output for the year at about  82.40. It is a non-bessemer. about sixty  iron. The range is employing 100 more  men than at any time in its history.  Many Italian workmen are coming into  this and other lake ranges and driving  out the better men.  Orders were received at the Franklin,  are loaded down now with Old Subscriber and More Anon communications." He', chuckled, and I bade him  good day. Much to my chagrin, the  city editor declared there was no such  a wall paper dealer in Chicago as McGill, and blue-pencilled every line of  the interview, strongly intimating that  it was a fake.  About a month later I was sitting in  the local room one day,when in walked  my friend of Jansen & McClurg's, and  the instantaneous grovel of the employees gave me a sudden clue to the  truth. Presently the old man saw me  and at once walked over to my desk.  My blooa ran cold. "Well, my boy,"  he said kindly, it seems I was'luckier  than you; my stuff get in."  THE EVE OF HER WEDDING.  KISMET.  POINTED PARAGBAPHS,  It's easier to sit upon  stand upon ceremonies.  It men had the courage  victions, there would be  victs.  forms than  to  of their con-  no more con-  is afraid to face the  get ahead of his  own  The man  who  light will never _  shadow.  A cheap coat does not make a cheap  man, but it makes hiin feel that way at  times.  A phrenologist says large bumps on a  man's head often indicate' a muscular  wife.  Men and women may get too old to  love, but they never get too old to want  to be loved.  A man may he fond of his anc.ostors,  but the chances are his ancestors would  not be proud of him.  One druggist does not make a summer, but hi��J soda fountain enables him  to turn out a great many swallows.  The best way for a spinster to improve  her lot is to build a 'house on it and to  put some good man in the house.  A man may shut his eyes to a.painful  truth, but he seldom shuts his ears'if  the aforesaid truth should happen to be  about his neighbor  Hu.sli! Let me hide my happiness,  A little while let grief hold sway,  And sweetness blend with bitterness,  Before I give myself away.  Soon, soon, must pass for evermore  The scenes of old; new paths I choose;  Oh, let me count my treasures o'er.  That, winning- love's delights; I lose.  Bear Home!   How all its nooks and trees  Recall my childhood's joys and tears,  Mixed with immortal memories  Of twenty tranquil, transient years!  Familiar sounds of birds and been  On summer evenings fair arid still,  Set to the music of the breeze.  Or twilight tinkling of Hie rill.  Oh, babbling brook; oh, darling glade,  Old church beside thine ancient yew,  Where oft my childish feet have strayed,  1 bid you all a last adieu!  My father smiles, and chides in vain  The tears my mother's love lets fall;  My sister's heart is wrung with pain-  Good-bye!   I soon must leave you all!  This little hour I give to grief,  With tender thoughts mine eyes are wet;  I almost seem to find relief  In rcminiscenco and regret!  One little hour!   Mine woman's eyes  With waning childhood's dews arc dim.  Away!   Love calls!   I must arise.  And hasten forth and follow hiin.  Somewhere in the world, some day in the year���  What year ?���No matter; sometime���'tis planned,  A word will be spoken for me to hear.  And never another will understand.  Somewhere���and the world is small of eirth ; i  Sometime���and life is a linger-snap��� j  However stretches the w'de, wide earth; j  However the years on long years lap��� j  Be it land I have traversed or land unknown,        j  Through time grown   weary or time blown i  fair��� i  There waifeth that wonderful undertone  To strike on my hearing, sometime,somewhere, j  ���Selected.     |  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  MMM^^M  AND SOO LINE.  Wholesale  Dealers  "And camp life wasn't a bit like home  was it, hubby dear:-"' "M'rn: well, the  cooking was about the same, but we  For those who want the  EAST��fSTWEST  To any point in United States or Canada  didn't "see  know "  any   actual   warfare,   you  and  J. K. CLARK.  ragrant  MINING  E  Was Sufficiently I'iiiukImmI .  Will Try Again.  As the result of a conference held in  the foreign office in London, between  Lord Salisbury and Sir Julian Paunce-  fote, and Ambassador Choate, it is predicted that the High Joint Commission,  to adjust the issues between the United  States and Canada, will be reassembled  during the coming summer or early fall.  This outcome is not positively assured,  but Mr.Choate's report of the exchanges  at the foreign office certainly conveys  great encouragement to the officials at  Washington;'and warrants the expectation that  negotiations may  again   be  taken up with some prospect of reaching aii arrangement.   It can be stated  that if the commission re-convenes, it  will only do so on a complete abandonment ofthe old basis, which proved to  be unsuitable to the construction of a  compiled agreement, and the United  States will have some sort of assurance  in advance of the nature and degree of  the concessions that may be expected  from the other side, the lack of which,it  is said, caused  the failure of the first  negotiations.    The   negotiations   have  taken a new turn by the suggestion  that the Alaskan boundary question be  submitted to arbitration,' independent  of the other issues involved, thus leaving the commission free to resume its  work on many other pending and important questions  Judge For in returned to Nelson on  Thursday evening from Fort Steele:  where he disposed of a large number of  count}' court cases. The most serious  ease that came before the court was  one in which a man namedQuinn Liben  was charged with attempting to commit  suicide. The'evidence went to show  that Liben had been coming off a drunk  and made a bluff at drinking the contents of a bottle of carbolic acid. Several witnesses of Lib en's attempt at suicide then grabbed him, and awaiting  the arrival-of the, doctor, filled the  would-be.suicide with bacon grease and  sweet oil. When they suspended operations, two doctors manned a stomach  'pump and pumped out the grease and  oil, but could find no trace of the acid.  Judge Forin held that the prisoner had  been sufficiently punished by his would-  be rescuers and discharged, him.  Reports made on Mining Properties \  in any section of Kootenay. |  SANDON,  -   B.C.  Hotel  Aii Ontario Smelter.  The Canada Copper Company is making preparations for the building of a  large smelter and refinery in the township of Denison, about 20 miles from the  town of Sudbury. The company is anticipating action to be taken by the  Dominion government, but whether or  not an embargo is placed on the ore,  this refinery, it is said, will be built and  all the work will be done, in Canada.  The spot which is chosen is to be called  Nickel City. It is not a, city or anything* yet but a name, but is in the vicinity of probably the most valuable  water privilege in northern Ontario,  which means one of the most valuable  in the world. The property has been  purchased and work may be commenced soon. This will greatly encourage  nickel mining.  The Spoiled Child   Policy.  three shafts, to  resume at once, and  mining >vill be under way so soon as  the properties can be put" into shape.  Several hundred men will be employed.  Superintendent Parmelee is in charge  and has appointed Robert Powell mining captain at the Victoria property.  Powell has'been minina* captain at the.  Zenith.  The new shaft on the Commodore'  mine has cut .-'through the pre and at a  depth of 290 feet is in the rock.v.-A new  engine for No. 2 shaft has arrived and  will be set at once. The shaft is being  pumped out. Ore is coming out of No.  8, and shipments for this year have begun Thomas Trevarthan, of the Pal-  ma, has been made mining captain at  this property.  Media's Start' Got In.  The death of James Medill of the Chicago Tribune recalls a quaint little ad-  ventuie, remarked a local scribbler on  the New Orleans Times-Democrat. I  got a job on the "Trib,'' as we called it,  back in '88, and, like many reporters,  never bothered my head about anything  outside the local room. In fact, I hardly knew who owned the paper. One  day the city editor asked me to go out  and get some opinions from old citizens  about a certain gas franchise, and in  wandering round happened to encounter a benevolent looking old gentleman  in the bookstore of Jansen & McCluro-,  afterward A. C McClurg & Co. He  seemed like a substantial citizen, so I  tackled him about the franchise, and  he gave me a very meaty talk, right in  line with the paper's policy.  When I asked him his name, I understood him to say McGill. He added that  he was in the ''paper business," so I put  him down as "Mr McGill. the well-  known wall paper man " As I was about  Togo out he remarked pleasantly that  he w:is thinking about writing something himself on the subject for the Tribune, and, being youug and fresh, I  laughed merrily. "Don't you do il, my  friend," said I, "for it won't get in. We  The New York Tribune's London correspondent says:���The Times returns  to the subject of the Anglo-American  negotiations in a good-tempered, almost optimistic, article, but confesses  that the functions of the British Government are advisory, and that the Canadian interests must be dealt with primarily and Imperial interests secondarily. "The obvious meaning is that  Washington must settle old scores at  Ottawa rather than with London. In  othar portions of the empire, the British  foreign office exercises supreme influence, and retains direct control of diplomatic questions, but Canada is the  spoiled child of the family, and must  have first place, on the plea that she  knows her own interests and that the  Imperial Government cannot fully understand them; and yet Mr. Chamber  lain is generally wide awake, and  thinks that he knows everything what  is going on in every part of the empire,  and is always ready to coach Lord Salisbury.      ._. ..  Klondike Gold Output..  The largest estimate of Klondike gold  yield this season ranges from twelve to  twenty millions. The Klondike Nugget of April 8th, says:  "The output now has been more than  doubled. It is probable that the royalty  this year will be paid on over $8,000,000.  Exemptions and evasions will give  about double that amount as the production of the Yukon for the year ending in the summer, 1899. The primitive  methods used in working the claims  make it very unlikely that the wash-up  will give more than twelve to fifteen  millions on the outside." '  As compiled by the Midnight Sun this]  season's yield will be nearly twenty |  millions, as follows: Eldorado, $5,n00j-  000; Bonanza, ��5,000,000; Hunker, S3,-  000,000; Dominion, 83,500,000; Gold Run,  ��300,000; Sulphur. S500,000; Quartz,  $250,000; Eureka, ��250,000. All other  creeks, including Stewart's, over $1,-  000,000.         Not Quite Clear.  Speaking to a woman's convention,  Gov. Adams of Colorado remarked:���  When the Israelites were broken with  dissension God gave a woman to judge  them���Deborah ruled them for forty  years���and, the Bible adds, "Then they  had a rest " I have never been clear  whether the rest came as a result of her  rule or because her reign was ended.  The Persians, in 51(5 B.C., invented  a transparent glass varnish, which they  laid over sculptured rocks to prevent  them from weathering. The coating  has lasted to our day, while the rocks  beneath are honeycombed  Earl's Court .Exhibition.  In stating, as we did a fortnight ago,  that Canada would not be represented  at the forthcoming mining exhibition at  Earl's Court, we are glad to find that  we were a little premature. Colonel  Hillyer, of Mine Centre, Ontario, has  recently taken space and will exhibit  ores, etc , fiom the Lake of the Woods  and Seine River districts. Included  will be a large display of ore from the  Alice A mine, recently bought over by  an English syndicate." To the energy  and spirit thus displayed we may expect the happiest results, though it  seems a pity that the onus of representing the wealth of a province should fall  on the shoulders of practically one person.���London B. C. Review.  wes  ocan  Tlie  prettiest  spot  for homes  on  Slocan  Lake.  For  residential  lots,  Call upon���  Thos. Mulvey  Slocan City.  He who sings frightens away ills.  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B. C.  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON  .  R.   CUNNING,' Proprietor.  DR. MILLOY,  t7��U*WBl  Rooms in Virginia Blk,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC-STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European point* via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information lo any O. P.  By agent or���  G. B. GARRETT,  C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.  WM. STITT. Gen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg-.  i ���' ' . Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  J, E Angrignon  The Leading  'Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  P.A.riianroe,  NEW .DENVER  General'Drayman, Ice,  Hay and Grain for Sale.    Ice Houses  Filled.  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily for St, Paul  Thursdays   for, .Montreal   and   Boston;  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto..  First-class .Sleeper on all Main Line Trams.  Tickets issued and Baggajre cheeked  to destin  ation.   Xo Customs Difficulties.  COXXKCTIOXS  Revelstoke and main line points.  S:45k Daily: Iv���DenverC. Siding���ar: Dailv 15 50k  S:35k ex.S'undlv X. Denver Ldg: ar ex. Sun.16:00k  XBI-SOX, THAI",, KOSPI.ANl), ETC.  !i:50k ex. Sun: lv X. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  Ascertain rates ami full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, A front New Denver.  AV. F.  Anderson, Trav. Pass. 'As-'t.. Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. A��t., Vancouver.  How to get there is via C. P. Ry & Soo Line.  k  SYSTEM.  Livery amid   Bait Stabiles,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Tyro, Tyro Fraction and Boatswain  Fraction "Uiiier-il  Claim.  Tie  House, ��*�������.  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougfald.^--8-*^-  Travelers  Will rind the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Si can City.  GETHING & HENDERSON, Proprietors.  Situate in the Slocan Mining- Division of West  Kooten ay District. Wliereloeated: About  one and one-half miles south of New Denver.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I, W. S. Drewry noting as  I. ..agent for the Northwest Mining Syndicate  Ltd, Free Miner's Certificate No. 3207GA., intend  sixty davs from the date hereof to applvrothe  Mining Recorder for certificates ot improvements for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants  of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate'* of improvements.  Dated this 16th day of May. 1890.  myl8 AV. s. DREWRY.  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of fc'uitinars and  Trouserings aJwR,ys on hand.   \ * ������   J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  FOR CROI IERS- BEADS, St Anthony's Medals. Little Chaplet of St. Anthony and Cancelled Postage Stamps, write to  Agency Bethlehem Apostolic School, 153 Shaw  St., Montreal, Que.  Majestic and Unexpected "Mineral Claims  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  West, Kootenay District. Where located: On  Payne Mountain, near Sandon.  ���PAKE NOTICE that I. Francis J. O'Reilly,  1 agent for Frank H". Bourne, free mine- 's certificate No 1082," A. and Charles French, free  miner's certificate No. 12018, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements for the purix>se of obtaining Crown  grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of May, 180n.  my-i FRANCIS J. O'REILLY.  Monday, Monday Fractional,   Sunshine,  Kasa Fractional, Yakima, Oregon  and Mine Mineral  Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: At  the head of Howson ("reek.  "PAKE NOTICE Unit I, William S. Drewry. act-  i. ing as agent for the Sunshine Mining Coin-  pan'*. Limited. Free Minrr's certificate  No. 12071 A. intend, sixty d".ys from the date  hereof, to anply to the" Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements, for tlie purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of each of the--.hove  claims.  And further rako notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  ci-rtiticati'.- of imprn-.-cmenis.  Dated this :,ut dav of October. 1S9.S.  W. S. DREWRY  NELSON '& FORT SHEPPA RD C<).  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District'and.;'-  All British Columbia Ponts  Pacific Coast Points  Puget Hound Points  Eastern-Canada and the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  0. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:40 a. in.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting line Ticket agents  C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane, Wash  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING^.,  LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20,18(16'.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  INTERNATIONAL.  South Bound North Bound  Read down. Read tip.  SANDON  Train lvs Dally. 1.00 pm   Train ar daily 10.50 am  KASLO  '��� ar ���' 3.4.'i pm Train lv ��� s.00 am  *rBoat lv 3.30 am ���Kaslo��� Boat ar s.so pm^  g.     "    '1.30 am    Ainsworth "     7.3opm3  .<       ���'     5.00 am    Pilot Bay "     0.45 pm =  re       "     .1.30 am      Balfour "     0.10 pm '-  ���"Boat, ar 6.40 am. Five iMile Pt       ������     5.23 pm jr"  '      "     7.15 am      Nelson "lv 4.45 pm "J  cTrain ar 10.05 am Northport. Train lvl.55 pm^.  =      ���'      1120 am   Rossiand "    12.05 pm^  C"-      ���'       3 10 pm    Spokane ���'      8.3<��nnii"j  Havana   TWTineral Claiin.  Situate in the Slocan MimnsT Division of West  Kootenay  District.       Where located: On  North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about one  and one-half mile= from Three Forks, B. C.  ���"PAKE N< iTICK that I. E. M. Sandilands. F. M.  1    C. No. HIM-JA. a (.'���en t lor Henrietta Ginrzbur-  ger. F.M.C.N'o. .''jf'ln intend. Wi days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section  37.  must  be   commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of March, 1899.  Read  Daily  i  *���   B<:  Rend  II   ���-.  ir](i..*>:i am  v S.oo am  arl.00 p u  11.40 pm_  11 (,1.1 pit! -*>���  k/!0 pins:  O.oo pm^  5.00 pm t^  i.oo pnv-=  1.15 pm 5  7.5o urn-si  are  ���Of lifting  the load of  trouble    from   the  W2.VS    shoulders    of   the  ��J weary,     wayworn  traveller as he passes on his way.      To  know just what to do and when to do it  has puzzled the minds of some  of tlie  greatest'hotel men of the aire.      We do  not  claim  any  great superiority over  others, but we have learner!  by close  attention   to the   requirements ot our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the  comforts  and  popularity  of our  house.    Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when  the  clouds  of adversity  darkened the trails  of every  camp  in  Kootenav. and they are  with us still  now  when.  the   suns  of  prosperity  shine forth   in  splendor  makioo' mellow the heart ��v -��>.  of mam NewBeiiver  j^rnmm^. JACOBSON &. CO.  SS. ALBERTA,  down.  Sandon  train lv l.o<> pm        Daily train  Kaslo  ar 3.45 pm ���'        I  tat lv 5.00 pm Mo&T Boat  w5 " 0.20pm Ainsworth Boat ar  2yj       ���'    7.00pm   Pilot Bay ���'  [H " 10.00 jim Kuskonook  '��� 12.00 inn Goat. River      "  ^ ������   1.00 am  Boundary  I"; " ar 8.00 am Bonner's F'ry ��� iv  >x Train lv 11.40 am " Train ar  *"       ������     ar 2.45 pm Spokane      '���'    lv  SPECIAL KOOTENAY LAKE SERVICE",.  Commencing June 20,1898.  On Monday, Thursday and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Le&ving Nelson at 8 a. m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen't Mir-  P. 0. Box 122. Kaslo. B.C.  kaslo&slocanW  TIME CARD  Taking effect 1.00 o'clock a.  m.  Jan. 3,   1899, Pacific or -120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Leave 8 00  A.M.   Kaslo  A  rrive. 3 55 P.M  "   8 82  South Fork  3 20     "������  "   9 30  "   9 45  Snroule'.s  *'      whitewata-  a 25     '"  2 1C      "-.  ������   9 55  BearLake  "        2 00      ���k  " 10 12  "      McGuipan  "       1 45     �����"  ���' 10 33  "       Bailey's  "        1 34      "���  ���' 10 25  "      Cody "Junction  1 2S      "  Arr. 10 40  "      Sandon  CODY   LINE  I  eave 1 15     "���  Leave, 11.00  a.m ��� Sandon ���  A  rrive. 11.59 a.m  11.1"  " Codv Junction  I.  eave, li.S'i a.m  Arrive, 11.25  "    -"Cody   -  "     11.35 a.m  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Sunerintendei."  For cneap railroad and steamship tickets to  and from all points, apply to  S.  CAMPBELL, Agent, Sandon.  Brandon, B. C,  u  Assay Price List :  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each  *].'>*���  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  soo  Gold and Silver 7 . 2 (Hi  Silver and Lead  ���> (x>  Conner (hy Electrolysis)  S> <x>  Gold. Silver. Copjier and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copjier 77 2 .v>  Silver and Copper  2 'an  Gold. Silver and Oopr>er ' 3 oa  Platinum  '5 0<'  Mercury '.'.'.'.. 2     '  Iron or Manganese  ; 0"  Lime, Magnesium. Barium. Siiie;.. Sulphur, each  2 00  Bismuth,Tin, Cobalt. Nickel. Antimony."  Zinc, and Arsenic, each     " 4 OO  Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter. Ash.  and percent-lire of Coke, if Cokinir  Coal)   Terms:   Cash "With ."���.-uiiiile.  J une 20th. iwis.  FRANK DICK,  AssHyor ����>d  Aiifiltut THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 25, 1899.  Sixth Year  MINING   RECORDS  The following is a complete list, of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:��� ��  LOCATIONS.  May 10- Calcite, on Slocan Lake, opposite New  Denver, A Thompson.  May 12���IriijuoiB, Carpenter creek, CW Greenlee  Mat 13���Molly Fraction. Goat mountain, W  M McDonald.  May 17���Honolulu Fraction, Galena Farm, relocation of Galena Fraction, H Clever.  May 18���Slocan & Kootenay. Four Mile, relocation of Manitoba, P H Stewart.  Wilmington Fraction, Payne mountain. F H  Bartlett and W Donahoo.  Olivette, same, D S Forbes.  May 19���Consolation, same, J Kclsen.  May 20���Rooster. Goat mountain. J Donnelly.  ASSESSMENTS.  May o���Dora.  May lo���Sligo Fraction, Wallace.  May 11���New Columbia.  May 13���Minnehaha, Violet, Violet Fraction,  Evening, Jennie, Florence.  May 15���Bostock Nol, Manitoba.  May 10���War Tax, Piarot, Evelyn, 1'odie.  May 18���Charleston.  May 19���Hustler Fraction.,  May 20���Monitor Fraction, Alberta.  May 22���Freeport, Titnberlake.  CKHTIKICATE OV SATrSKACTIOS.  May 2o���Work done on Yakima for Oregon and  Mine.  Work on Sunshine for Kasa Fraction and Mon ���  day Fraction  CKKTIKICATK Of  IMPROVEMKMTS.  May 12���Gladstone.  May 17���Richmond, Star View, Empire.  TRANSFERS.  May 0���Kola. Russel Thompson to P W Ellis,  May S.  May 10���Brunswick 1-0. W H Robertson to T  H Wilson,March 2S.  May 12���Emma No 2 ���", J C Bolander to T H  Hoben,Feb8.  Polo. T M Banting to H Williams, W J Pas-  more and A M Bantinsr, November 25.180S. for  $1,000.  Stanley *, J A Austin to Michael Morris, April  26: ��100.'  Emma No 2 *, J G McKay to J C Bolander,May  10, $25.  May 10���Hewit Fraction. C McNicholl to Perry  Altaffer and A S Reed, May 15.  SLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  March 15���Frederic, Lemon creek, by John  T Smith.  Aran". 4-7-Oregon, Springer creek, H Cameron.  Taglamanda,same, G Henderson.  April 7���Farini Fraction, Lemon creek, S A  Farini.  April 11���-Better Times, Lemon creek, Paul  Hauck.  April 15   Black Prince Fraction, ion Lemon  creek, P Schonberg.  ��� April 18���Norma, same, Paul Hauck.  April 29���Friday Evening, Lemon creek, H" J  Cole.  Friday Morning, same, J J Walsh,  May 10���Bull, Springer creek, R McDonald and  T Benton.  Green Mountain, Twelve Mile, 3 Graham and  F Provost.  ASSESSMENTS.  April l���Silver Bell.  April G���Horseshoe.  April ll-  Little Bonanza Fraction.  April 12���Assiniboia.  April 14���Valentine.  April 18���Early Bird.  April 21���Noble Four, P D.  April 24���Meduta Fraction, Mountain Key  Fraction. Brighton, Texas. Paystreak.  April 25���United Empire, Black Diamond,  Melton.  April 27���Roeka way.  April 28��� Britain Fraction, Berdan, Fram,  Ottawa No 5.  May 1���Canadian Bear, Red Wing, Missing  Link, Round O Fraction, Legal Tender Mo 2,  White Sparrow, Huntingdon, Atlas.  May 4���Violet, Colon, Coydon, Loo Fraction  May 5���Last Jack.  May 8���Virginius, Molly Gibson, Gvpsy Lass,  Armistoh.  May 10���Chapleau.  May 11���Dwight, Dew Drop.  CERTIFICATE   OF   IMPROVEMENTS  April 28���Burlington, Ottawa No 5, Cultus.  TRANSFERS.  McDonald to A Stew-  Golden Nugget, Woodbury creek, T Hobson  May 9���Risley, Woodbury creek, L Brant.  Dan H Fraction, same. same.  Willard J Fraction, same. J F Westby.  Edith M Fraction, same, same.  Kelly Fraction, same, same.  BarrieT, same, same.   ���  Star Beam, same. same.  Townsend. same, same.  Josephine Fraction, same, a D Westby.  May 10���Sunrise, Cariboo creek, W Nelson.  Morning Star, same, C Scheel.  May 12���Merrimac, Burnt hill, J S Hicks.  Fisher Maiden, Heudryx camp. J McLellau.  Miles, Jackson creek. J H Jackson.  Dewey. Jackson creek. W J Adams.  ASSESSMENTS.  April 2H���Daisy, Hartford, Joliette, Flying  Dutchman, Bat Fraction.  April28���Laura M, War Eagle, Albion, Bessie  A.       ���   .        .  April 29���Hope.  May* 1���Bridgeport.  May 2���St Anthony Fraction, Lome, Moun  tain Rat.  May 3���Jeannette.  May 4���Sunrise.  May 0���Ontario, Pilot Bay, Little Ike, Ray,  Black Bear, Black Knight, Black Prince, Clinton, Butte, High Ore, Mable, Nora, Matilda P.  May 8���Seranton.  May 0��� Daniel, Georgia  Fraction, Homestake.  May 10���Trail, Dexter, London Box, My Hope,  Iron Duke.  May* 11���Peacock,True Blue, Hercules.,  May 12���Iron Duke, Gold Dollar, Butter King  TRANSFERS.  Ai'Btr, 27���Carbonate No 2, Clearwater, Congress, Sonnet, Sewall 1-24 each, M L Grimmett  and E M Sandilands to O T Stone.  Ai'inr. 20���Tamarac and Anna G J. W RRams-  dall to G Nowell.  May l��� Bridgeport Fraction, W K Winstead to  RE Brown.  May* 2���Big Fraction, Mrs B Coy to F Burn.  Canuck i, S Brooks to same.  May 9~Golden Eagle, i, A J MeAlear to R  Elliott.  May 10���Egalite J,' H C Thomlinson to Wm  Thomlinson.  Forest Queen, J D Stinger to W H Youn;r.  May 11���.Morning Star i, C Scheel to William  Nelson.  Norwood. John Keen to D Twoomev.  Col Sellers, W J Bryan, Senator.'R P Bland  Wabash J each, J Tinling to G Fairbairn. for  81.000.    SLOCAN   ORE   SHIP3IKXTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,904   tons.    .January*   1st,    1899,   to  May 19th:  From Sandon. Week.     Total  Payne    250 4,881  Last Chance      20 2,120  Slocan Star  123  Sapphire  18  Coin  12  Ajax  40  Sovereign  20  Reco  180  Ivanhoe  119  Treasure Vault  112  Trade Dollar  18  Liberty Hill  3  From Three Forks  Idaho Mines  600  Queen Bess  1,180  Wild Goose  15  Monitor  ..... ��� 260  J?'rom Whitewater.  Whitewater  931  Jackson  ���  477  Bell  .".o  Wellington...  11  From McGuigan.  Antoine  45  Rambler  292  Dardanelles...:  100  Great Western  48  From New Denver.  Bosun  480  Marion  20  From Silverton.  Fidelity.-              , 3  Vancouver  320  Wakefield  580  Emily Edith  Oo  Comstock  120  COST   OF   SOLOMON'S   TEMPLE.  A noted statistician and investigator  who has lots of time tor such work has  been doing- some figuring on the cost of  the Temple of Solomon, and says few  people even in these days of palmy extravagance and millionair display,*have  ajsjadequate impression of the enormous  co'st of the great temple. According to  Villalpandus, the "talents" of gold,  silver and brass were equal to the  enormous sum of ��6,879,8*22,000 sterling.  The worth of the jewels is placed at a  figure equally as high. The vessels of  gold, according to Josephus, were  valued at 140,000 talents, which reduced  to English money, was equal to ��575,-  296,20*3. The vessels of silver, according to the same authority, were still  more valuable, being* set down as worth  ��646,344,000. Priest's vestments and  the robes of singers, ��2,010,000, and the  trumpets, ��200,000. To this add the  expense of the building material, labor,  etc., and some wonderful figures result.  Ten thousand men hewing cedars, 60,-  000 bearers of burdens, S0,000 hewers of  stone, 3,300 overseers, all of whom were  employed for seven years, and upon  whom", besides their wages, Solomon  bestowed ��6,733,970. Tf their daih* food  was worth 50 cents per capita, the sum  total for all was ��63,877,000 drain-,' the  time of building. Tlie materials in the  rough are estimated as having been  worth ��2,545.337,000. This gives a total  just for this much of tho expense, which  bv no means expresses the whole cost,  of ��10,719.860,261, or about 852,117,034,-  867.46.  NOTICl  OI<*     ADMIN ISTKATOllS  CHEDITOKS.  TO  Notice is hereby given that all creditors and persons having claims against  the estate of John Omen Todd, late of  New Denver, B.C., free miner, deceased,  are required to send to Geo.S. McCarter,  of Revelstoke, B.C., solicitor for Thomas  Todd, the administrator of the estate,  full particulars of such claims on or before the 15th day of June, 1S99; and that  after the said loth day of June, 1899; the  said administrator will proceed to distribute the said estate amongst the persons  entitled thereto, having regard only to  those claims of which the said administrator shall then have notice, and that  the said administrator will not be liable  for the proceeds of such estate or any  part thereof so distributed to any person  of whose claim the said administrator  had not notice at the time of the distribution thereof.  Dated this 15th May, 1S99.  Geo. S. McCarter,  Solicitor for the said  Administrator.  Carloads  of Flour  and Feed  For all time and for  all people. You will find  the largest stock of Best  Flour and Breakfast Cereals  AT HOBEN'S  Specials in these lines offered  to patrons. Prices made a  matter of inducement to big  buyers in these lines���to  the mines and hotels anywhere in the Slocan.  Do not let this slip your  mind when you want a sup  ply of Fresh, Sweet and  Juicv Ham and Bacon, or  Canned Goods of any kind,  that the best place to get it is  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  A  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW SHADES.  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  Hunter Bros.  SANDON-  ROSSLAND  am uros.  Wholesale   Wines, Liquors  and Cigars.  All orders by mail promptly attended to.  &  HAULING CONTRACT.  Total tons..  270   ,   13,448  PAY DAY AT ROSSLAND.  Mak 27���The Pacific, A  art, March i.  Black Prince J, C Murphy to Wm E Bole, Feb  14.  Mar 28���Bleaalield. John Bulko to G Bulko, on  March 24.  Mab 29���Gladstone and Pacific J, A Stewart to  J McKinnon, March 2S.  Cheboygan Fraction }, W L Potter to E B  Dunlap, Nov 28.  April 4���Little Giant.", Jackson Raclcliff to L  KLarsen.Feh 8.  Ape ii. 15���Black Prince i andDundas J, Frank  Shorey to Joseph Doran, April 15.  April 17���Agreement re the Chilcat and Delphian. O Y White to J Y Lutta, R E White and  W B S Trimble, April 8.  The Slocan Lake Gold and Silver Mines Co to  Bank of Montreal, agreement re the Howard  Fraction, Tiger, Tiger Fraction, Blaine and  Deadwood, Sept 21.  April 18���Black Prince J, D Sloan claims same  from G- Gormley, April 17.  April 19���Premier i, A McDonald to W Wall,  March 4.  Same, same to D H Gibson, same.  Pontiac ', D H Gibson to W H Wall, on April  15.  ArRiL 20��� Burlington Fraction, W H Crawford to R Cooper, April 15.  April 28���Dundasl-fi, D Sloan claims same  from G T Gormley, April 20.  Eclipse No 2 J, J W Rynder to James Anderson  Feb 8.  Cheboygan Fraction J, E B Dunlap to J B  Thompson, Dec 9.  Great Brituin J, At E Parrla to CS Moss, March  24, $1<X).  April 29���Lemon Star and Lucky Boy, TW  Harrington to J J Walsh. Occ 1.  May 2���Two Friends 1-32, J Cran to I? S Andrews, Mar 1, V27;>.  MAT3-Slocan. E RackcllfT to M Isaacson, Nov  15.  Mollala i, same to same, same.  Mav 4���Hard Nut and Eagle *, J A Foley to J  Mulhall and J V Armstrong. May 2.  Mav 8���Black Prince J, Frank Shorey and G T  Gormley and C Murphy to John  Elliott, on Sept j  30.  Mav 12-Butter Times, Paul Hauck to J Walsh  May 11.  POWER OK ATTORNEY.  Mav .s���Frunk Shorey tf) P Schonberg.  May li,��� Wm H Crawford to John .McKinnon,  May 12.  An Estimate of the Amounts Paid Out to  Employees.  Tenders are invited for the hauling-  for one year of ohe entire output of  ore from the Whitewater Mines and  Jackson Mines to Whitewater Station,  and for up-freight to. the sa nie Mines.  Tenders for each mine to be made  separately. 7  For fuli particulars apply-to  --BOX-12C..'..!  .   ��� KASLO, B. C.  Potatoes for sale. Half a carload, just  arrived. Will be sold reasonable. Applv  P. O. Box 39,.Slocan City.,  :���  ���    BATHS IN CONNECTION. .    ,  Newmarket Block. New Denyer  Established 1895.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  SLOGAN  MINES  SANDON, B.C.  Mining- Stocks bought and Sold.   General Agent  for Slocan Properties.        Promising-   Prospects For Sale.   WHOLESALE GROCERS  ���Agents .for B.C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  ?  Last Monday week Avas pay day at  the Le Roi mine and a number of others  that are being developed at Rossiand,  and a rough aggregate of tlie amount  of wages paid, as made out by the Record, will reach $82,500, divided as follows:���  Le Roi......     $25,000  War Eagle     20,000  Columbia & Kootenay        7,500  Centre Star "      7,500  Iron Mask        5,000  Iron Horse        5.000  Nickel Plate        4,500  No. One        4,500  Josie        3,500  WE ARE GIVING SPECIAL  ATTENTION TO  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Plate and Bridge work.  Offiee.TBroken Hill Blk.   Nelson.  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public  Telegrams for rooms prompt!v attended to.  HENRY STEGE,       -        -   ,     -       .     ;7- Proprietor.  T)  K, A.'S. MARSHALL.  Dentist  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American Collegeof Dental Surgery  Chicago  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  Sent by mail for  Total     882,500  Salaries for managers, superintendents, and other employees of these  mines will easilv swell the amount to  ��100,000.  There are about 30 other properties  working in the camp that are employing probably 200 men, which, with their  managers and other employees will,  conservatively estimated, pav out S25,-  000.  The wages of clerks,carpenters,cooks,  bricklayers, teamsters, and printers,  with other laborers, will not amount to  less than $25,000, thus giving Rossiand  a payroll of ��150,000 a month.  Tlie Figlit Goes Merrily On.  Upon receipt of your watch we examine it, then drop vou a post card,  stating what repairs are required  and the cost. By the time we have  received your remittance, your  watch has been repaired and regulated and is ready to return.  oyal  Little  Smoke Uraioira-mniade Cigars  >eal,   Kooteeay  em,    ~'  1!  OOO  All work Guaranteed.  Agent  for  the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  Q, W, GRIMMETT, ���  Jeweler amid Optician,  Saedoo,  ASLO HOTEL  Fnmily & Commercial.  OI'TIOSS.  Tamnrae No :) Falls View No 2 and Tamarac  Fraction No 2. C Fieldintr, R G Henderson and  (J il Gething to H D Curtis, for sn'.ooo, on May 3.  $.101 i.    AINSWORTH    DIVISION  i    -4  Aran. -'"-  Javiiajin.  A I'll 11,2��-  LOCATIONS.  -Gray Eu;,'le. Heudryx camp, liy L A  ifToc creek, H f'isua.  samu.W BraniiL'ii and  -Lake View. G  Al'liii. -'li���Council BlufT,  W Banners.  Bonanza, li; Mile creek. F Burna \wl I' White  No 1. Canyon creek. C Noel.  Pride of the Lake. M Burk.  Corn-.vali. \2 .Mile slide. R Roberts.  Mav 1���Iron Cap. Glacier creek. D T'.uin.-y.  May 3���Welcome. Canyon creek, C Noel.  May n���Justice  Fraction. WiMidliury   creek, (i  Founder.  LakeSide and Superior  Wadum.  same, .1  I-  Westby.  Mav O��� Kitchener, K"Oten-iy lake. J A Piper.  M-vyS���Golden, Heudryx cninp. M Hentli  Canadian Mint,. M.^quiio   L:iiidin^,  Ac Pear-  son.  As a result of the injunctions granted  restraining the Kaslo & Lardo-Duncan  and the Arrowhead & Kootenay railways  from constructing their lines of railroad  through   the   Duncan   pass,   the   rival  roads have kept outside the  neighborhood of the pass,but in all other respects  the fight between them is still on, and  there is plenty of work offering for men j  at $2.50 per day.   It is generally under- j  stood that nothing  further  will be done I  by the rival roads until after the injunc- j  tion restraining the  Arrowhead & Koot- j  enay Railway Company expires, but  in j  the "meantime both roads are busy gath- j  ering evidence ready  for  the legal figh 11  in the  court,   and  a  mass of conflicting j  evidence from different engineeis may be  expected.    The  construction headquar-!  ters of the  Arrowhead  & Kootenav, or i       r ltteCl With   evei'V modei'D  "i^o^iSl^t'�� j convenience.   Special protec-  Argenta.    Lots in each of the towns are | tion against fire.    Rates $2.50  j selling well, and. an  old-time Kootenay i 1&9 ,   -i     ,  j townsite boom is on in both placi-s. At j and OO per Clay.  j Duncan City another illustration is he-  i ing given of the bad feeling between the  j rival railway companies, where it is said  ! the Kaslo & Lardo-Duncan company is  ! building a trestle across the Arrowhead  j & Kootenay company's grade, complete-  1 ly blocking the same.  Are the best Uo Son-made Cigars ��untrie market,  e that the "Blue Label" is oo every box amid is  .tamped- ^jj1@ K00t��eay Cigar  fg" COL Nelson, B. C, Tel, 1118,  P. O. .Box 126,  M  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  COCKLE &  PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  HUXDRKI)  DOLLARS   KE'iVAl!!).  I have the largest stock in B. C.  and examine the latest.  Call  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PRICES.       BELTS. BLOITSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  1 will pay 8JV0O rewnn! for the recovery  of tin* body of my son, Fred B  Jt-frVrv,  drowned in Slocan lake, April loth.  (Vai-t. W   L. Jki'I'kkv.  The finest assortment of ladies' and  misses' shoes ever seen in New Denver  is bein!*: unpacked at T. H. Hoben's gen  eral merchandise store,  and   the   neatest  and  new dexver:  OF  SIX   DIFFERENT   STYLES.  OSTRICH FANS,    LORQUETTE CHAINS,    BRACELETS.  Dealer in  Al^,  The latest fads  best    makes.  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery arid Feed Stables, General  Draying. T cams meet all boats and  Trains.  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE .MANUFACTURERS-  Watch Repairmg Guaranteed  Sm& by Mall or Express  JACOB DOV 

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