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 Volume VI.   No. 3.  NEW DENVER, B. C, OCTOBER 20, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  TR0UT LAKE TOWNS 1  The citizens of Trout Lake City and  mine owners and prospect holders of  that and adjoining- towns of the Trout  Lake and Lardeau mining- districts are  to be commended upon the excellent  pamphlet just issued, descriptive of the  mining" and other resources of that  . division. There is so much of general  interest in it, correctly stating-as it does  the relative possitions of the several  towns, the distance to them and how to  g-et there, that we quote below from it .-  TROUT LAKE CITY.  Few towns are possessed of greater  promise or of finer natural advantages  than Trout Lake City.   This thriving i  town from its location in the mining-  division of Trout Lake is bound to be  the headquarters for the various companies which will in the future operate  the rich gold and silver mines  which  have been discovered in   the district  during the past four or five years.   It  is located at the northern extremity of  Trout lake and   will command the supply trade of all the country'bounding  its shores, and which recent exploration  has demonstrated to be second to none  in British Columbia as regards the richness of its ore bodies.   It is connected  by trail and wagon   road with all  the  principal mines of the district.    Then,  too, Lardeau creek  empties into   the  lake on the eastern side of the town,  and a large share of the trade resulting  from the operation of the mines which  are dotted here and there on the mountains on either sides of the valley will  find its way to the merchants of Trout  Lake City."  . It is further expected that before  many months a line of railroad will be  constructed from tlie head of Kootenay  lake to Trout Lake City, and thence  to Arrowhead, with branch lines up  the north and south forks of Lardeau  creek to the rich mining- properties of  that neighborhood. And iu this event  all the ore from these mines would have j  to pass through Trout Lake City, making of this town a railroad centre and j  the chief distributing point for the district.  Already the initial step has been taken  towards solving the problem of transportation and' it will be only a few  weeks until a steamer is in the course  of construction to operate on the lake  and carry supplies to the several points  thereon nearest, and connected by trail  with the scene of mining operations.  To reach Trout Lake City from the  mainline of the C.P.R., cars will have to  be changed at Revelstoke and the train  running to Arrowhead boarded. Arrowhead is some 28 miles distant from  Revelstokeand is situated at the upper  end of Arrow lake. From this point a  short trip by water lands the traveller  at Thomson's Landing, whence a  stage line runs to Trout Lake City,  the whole journey occupying- a littie  over six hours and interesting throughout for the beauty and grandeur of the  mountain scenery through which the  route passes. At all points along the  journey the very best accommodation  is available, and when Trout Lake City  is reached, the choice of four hotels,  each equipped in first-class style, is  presented to the traveller, aud no matter which one of these lie selects for his  temporary home, his comfort will be  carefully "looked after.  After haying finally settled himself to  his satisfaction he  will  find  on inspection that the town  is possessed of four  stores in addition to the hotels mentioned, a saw mill, a post office, a telephone  service with   outside   points,  a school  house, a meat market, a printing offices,  barber   shop,   blacksmith  shop,  three  livery   stables, government  buildings, j  drug* store   and   assay   ollico.     If hej  decides on settling in the  district  he  will find that as  the townsite of Trout  Lake City has  been crown granted Ins  will be able to  procure a clear title  to  any lots which  he  may chance to purchase.    If he is fond of sport and would  fish or shoot   he  will lind'tins lake and  creeks   emptying'   into    it abundantly  stocked with the'speckled beauties, and  the  mountain  slopes .surrounding-  the  lake present the very best opportunities  for the use of the rifle.   Game  of every  description   abounds,   and  among the  different  varities   may  be  mentioned:  Caribou, mountain goat,  bear, wolves,  cougar, lynx, grouse aud duck :  in fact  to the practiced  sportsman  this part of  the district  presents innumerable advantages   for .the   indulgence   of    his  favorite pastime.  If he haslcome in with the intention  of investing in mining properties, or for  purposes of exploration,he will find that  this point is the very best one he could  select as his headquarters. It is centrally situated and from here he can  operate, in every direction. His position at this point commads the whole  lower hike section and the Lardo-  Duncan country. It is within two hours  ride of the north and south forks of  Lardeau creek, and is the terminus of  the stage line from Thomson's Landing. | blacksmith sin-  Last summer  some   wonderfully   rich I and  received  propertiesWere located within a very  short distance of Trout Lake City, and  just as soon as the season is sufficiently  advanced they will be worked, and it  is confidently"expected by their owners  that before snow flies next fall, they  will be shipping ore. These properties  are situated on Humphries, Glacier,  Five Mile, Canyon, and Haley creeks.  Taking all things into consideration,  then, it will not be'an exaggeration, in  view of the exceeding- richness of Trout  Dakeores, and the remarkable progress  that has been made during the past  year, that Trout Lake City will develop  into one of the largest "and liveliest  towns in West Kootenay.  FERGUSON'.  To reach the above town from the  main line the directions are the same  as those for reacliing Trout Lake City,  only, when the forks of the road, about  a mile from Trout Lake City, is reached the left branch is taken. After a  ride of four miles you will arrive at  what is believed by many to be the  coming Butte of British Columbia.  From its position at the junction of the  North Fork aud Lardeau cieek, Fergu  son is bound to command a large  patronage from the mines now being-  operated a few miles from its centre.  At a distance of a little over seven  miles the Silver Cup is in full operation  and the product of the mine passes  through the town on its way to the  Landing. Then, further on "up the  south fork, there are several good properties, extensively developed, which  will next fall be shipping their products  and employing large forces of men  Among these properties may be mentioned such .well-known names as the  Silver Cup, Bad Shot, Black , Prince,  Silver Chief and Lade Group. |  The town is possessed of all the necessaries for completelyemtfittingany prospectors who may decide on making" this  point their headquarters. It has four  good hotels, three general stores, two  livery stables, a good saw mill, and is  the headquarters for a large transportation company The mail arrives here  semi-weekly, and next summer the service will be increased to three times a  week.  No matter how large the demand for  building material may be Ferguson can  supply it, for it has one of the most completely equipped sawmills in the district. ' A large supply of good lumber  is on hand, and it. is expected that before many days the mill will commence  sawing, so as to provide, in case of  emergencies, lumber sufficient to sup- j  ply demands even larger than those ex-1  pected at the present time  service connects this place with the  interior and outside points. It is an  excellent place from which to prosecute  inquiries into the values of either Fish  Creek or Trout Lake ore bodies.  TEX  .MILE   CITV.  About six miles above Ferguson and  near the head of the South' Fork of  Lardeau creek is Ten Mile City This  place, although it is as yet in embryo,  is likely to prove quite as lively a point  as there is in the Trout Lake district,  from the fact that several rich prospects, the hope of that section, are  situated on the mountains surrounding  this little town. At present it is possessed of but one store, one hotel and a  livery stable. But as the pi'operties  before mentioned will be vigorously  developed this coining season, it is confidently expected by many fully competent'to judge, that Ten Mile City will  keep pace with the section of the country with which its interests are immediately identified. It will he connected  by wagon road with the main road to  Thomsons Landing as soon as the season is sufficiently advanced to permit of  the work being" done.  Comaplix and Eight  Mile Camp are  also towns of much promise.  JOTTINGS   FROM WHITEWATER.  Tenders are asked for putting in two  100-foot tunnels on properties iu the  Jackson basin by the Jackson Mines,  Ltd., and the Echo Mining Co.  There is an excellent opening here for  a good physician, providing of course  that'a hospital for the accommodation  of the miners would be erected, as it is  really a necessity in a camp like this  where so many miners are employed.  At the present time they have to go  either to Kaslo or Sandon, and there'is  a good quantity of kicking- in consequence.     __ ."   Ho    Hits    Keen    There.  third being retained by his partner, Mr.  John L. Retallack, and Major J. M.  Montgomery. Mr. Eaton is now opening  up the Madison group, one mile above  Sandon, which he says is only a prospect. Y"  In telling of the prosperity that has  come to that section he made a striking  contrast between the conditions when  he first went there and those existing  now.  "I have just come out of the Slocan,"  said he, "and the  mines are  producing  more than ever.   The , advance in   the  price of silver has made mines pay to  work which did not pay before.   The  silver-lead portion of the Kootenay country is producing a great deal more than  the gold portion; in  fact,  more money  will come out of that district  than will  come out of the Klondike this year. The  Payne is   shipping   $100,000 a  month, |  having shipped'a few dollars less than  $600,000 ;n the first six  months of this  year.   The Whitewater is putting in  a  new  mill.   On   the   Whitewater Deep  Mr. R. E. iBrown is  putting in  a new  compressor plant, and is starting a large  tunnel from the Kaslo creek level.    I  should  think it  would  strike ore at a  depth of 700 feet vertically below  the  present workings.   The Last Chance is  putting in a  new tram, which  strikes  the  railroad a mile and a half above  Sandon,  and has become a wonderful  producer.    Mr.  Brown is   building  up  the town of Whitewater, and has put up  a house of 16 rooms at the mine.    When  I went to see him the other day he asked me if I wanted to take a bath, saying  he had two bath rooms.   Why,  I  built  that trail to  Whitewater with my own  hands when  I had   only one shirt."���  Rossland Leader.  L0GAL TAILINGS  John L. Retallack is seriously ill with  typhoid fever at Spokane.  The Wakefield Mines will ship -probably 75 car loads of ore this winter.  Services will be held in the Methodist."  church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:15 j  p.m. Everbody welcome.  R. N. Powell.  Work on the Fisher Maiden, Four  Mile, was resumed last week. Preparations are being made for an early shipment.  Twelve inches of clean galena ore has  has been encountered on the  situated on the south fork  creek.  "16tol,"  of   Kaslo  Mils'INI*   PROSPECTS.  A great deal has been said about the  maladminstrationof affairs in Klondike,  much of which has been branded as  false and much has not. We quote from  a letter just received from a former New  Denverite who has been in the Klondike  and ought to know what he is talking  about.    Says he :  ���'The Klondike is not all gold as some  people would have us believe. The  government want all a man can make.  Such robbery! It is a. disgrace to  Canada. They all have their hand out  for their share of the steal. I am  ashamed to let people know that 1 am a  Canadian after what I saw in that  country."  Good    For   Twenty   Years.  This town is most advantageously  located, not only as regards its natural  advantages, but from'the fact that it  is in the very heart of the mines located  on the Lardeau river audits tributaries.  Everything- goes to indicate that tlie  coining season will be one of exceptional'activity in mining circles, and  the citizens and business men of the  town are making the most complete  preparations to accommodate the rush  of people expected in there when, the  season is sufficiently advanced. It is  also expected that a greater increase in  the sales of mining properties this season will result from the development  operations which have taken place during- last fall and winter, and if such  expectations culminate in realities, then  Ferguson will enjoy an enviable position'among the mining towns of West  Kootenay.  THOMSONS   LANDING.  Thomsons Landing is situated at the  head of navigation on the Northeast  Arm of Upper Arrow hike, and it is at  this point, that transhipment of freight  and baggage; for Trout Lake City, Ferguson aud Ven Mile City takes' place.  This town is a most important ones, from  tlie fact that in addition to its'being* at  the,head of navigation on the Arm, and  therefore the point at which all freight  is transferred for .shipment to the interior of the district, ami from the fact  that sill ore from the mines on Lardeau  ereisk and Trout Lake will bo hauled  there prior to shipment, it is also important because it will to a great extent  Iks the centre of supply for the Fish  (..'reek district. Up Fish Creek many  valuable prospects have boon discovered, suiel as the result of late develop-  mi'.nt; operations have exceeded the  ex peseta tions of persons holding* property in this district, it goes without  saying* that this cresek will receive; a  considerable* share of attention from the  many moneyed inisn who ares expee-tesd  in to look ovesr properties in this ami  ne'.ig'hboring districts during* the com ing  season  Thomsons Laneling is possessed of a  couple of completely equipped hotels,  and it is pretty safe to s;iy that no-  wheiein the country will the comfort  of travellers be more sedulously looked  after than at cither one of these hotels.  It is the; headquartesrs for the stage line  and a strong f.rsmsporfation company,  .-Hid has a gvneral .store,   post offices and  J. B Tyrrell, Dominion Government  surveyor, has returned from the north.  He says his report to the Government  upon the Yukon country will be very  favorable. He argues that there is no  mother lo-^e, as is popularly supposed,  in the Yukon country. Ages ago the  country was full ofgold-bearingquartz.  The gold, in the course of centuries,  from Various causes has been separated  from the rock and concentrated in the  creeks and valleys. There in no quartz  of any value in" the country now he  thinks. The Yukon is good for 20  years to come, and the next year will  see twice the amount of gold recovered  that has come out this season.  Four   Thousand    Ounces   Silver.  In stripping the upper vein on the  Sligo Fraction, one of the claims in the  Capella group, on Goat mountain, about  a mile up from the New Denver Siding,  A. Thompson ran into a nine-inch  streak of fine decomposed sulphide ore  showing shades of blue and green carbonates of copper. A small hanelful  was taken out ami handed to Mr. Mc-  Naught, of Silverton, for assay, who  sent'up the reply: "The fine stuff you  sesnt up wesnt .1,100 oz. silver." Feirinesr  assays have given 800, 415, 1,4'-'J and  3,100 ozs.           Marriage    l-'elieity.  Indications are that the bulk of the  capital coming into Kootenay for the  next   year   will  be   American.     The  American    mining   man    understands  Kootenay   properties    and    Kootenay  methods in a way, that the Englishman  don't.   The average British capitalist  who comes out here to go into mining  expects to pick up War Eagle's and Le  Roi's on every street corner.   He wants  a dividend paying mine, for which he is  prepared to pay a quarter or half a  million, ignoring the fact that he could'  take a few   likely   prospects and in  a  short time convert them  into profitable  shippers for less than a quarter of the  amount.    The shrewd American, however, knows the ropes, buys claims for  a few thousand dollars,  throws some  development   work   into   them,    and  stands good chances of quadrupling his  investment the next time an English  investor comes along.  There is no reason why our own  prospectors and claim owners should  not make this profit themselves, as  many of them have. The man who has  one good claim and puts a couple of  years"intelligent hard work into it has  better chances of making his pile than  the prospector who ties himself up |  with half a dozen prospects which  keeps his nose to the ground doing assessment work. Under the British Columbia laws claims are big enough to  satisfy everybody. So many hundred  claims are "now staked in' Kootenay  that only the best of them have a  chance to" sell at all, and those which  are opened up on common sense principles, and not merely by a few gopher  holes are the ones that will fetch the  best prices.  The Condor group, lately bonded by  the Northwest Syndicate is showing up  well with-work. The property is being  surveyed.  The ore shipments from Sandon last  week amounted to 558 tons, as follows:  Payne 330, Slocan Star 1*20, Ruth 68.  Last Chance 40.  The Blue Bird, lately purchased by  Messrs. McDonald fend Corbin, is showing up well with development Stoping  was commenced'last week.  Sir William Van Horn and staff passed  down the lake the past week, which  accounts for the rapid rise and fall of  this beautiful body of water.  The   .Stove   Was   Loaded.  TheElkton Record reports that a man  named Rouse married a girl named Nix-  corn, in Missouri, and now his wife is  bringing a suit for elivorce. She alleges  that it was hard enough to have the  papers anm-iunee the wedding- as the  Nixcoui-Kouse nuptials, but it is more  than she can bear tei have her husband  insist on naming her son Xixcoine A.  Rouse.    That's a parallel case with one  J. P. Paxton aud Neil Beaton, while  doing assessment work on the Editor  mineral claim, in Ymir district, had a  very narrow escape from sudden death.  Near their camp they found a sheet iron  stove and used it. After starting the  lire Beaton opening tiie enel door discovered several sticks of dynamite in a I  burning paper. Me hastily threw the I  parcel as far down the; hill as he could !  an el ran in the opposite direction. Pax-  ton, who was in the tent, saw that part!  of the pruiscisdings" ami crawling undesr'  the tent side followed Beaton. They  had not gone far when a terrillic explosion occurreel which made a hole about  four feet deep in the soil anel stripped I  the shrubbery of leaves anel bark lorj  several feet around. IJael the esxplosion j  occurred when the explosive was in the \  oven both of them would have been in-1  stantly killed. Beaton, who has been1  mining 2u years, said he never had so  narrow an escape. L. S. Lyon, the thirel j  partner, had gone for water to a spring :  and was in no danger. ;  The Silver mountain wagon road is  the all absorbing topic of conversation  now. More than talk is necessary to  build it or even to start the thing moving-  Nine men are employed on the Essex  group, above Silverton, and the development work is putting this property  in the front ranks of the big Four Mile  ore producers.  T. G. Proctor.-presumably acting for  ! the   Hall   smelter,  last  week   paid to  Archie and  Joe Fletcher ��1,500 for a  lime quarry, on the shores of Kootenay  lake, opposite Kaslo.  Operations on the Congo group,where  the big gold strike was made on Red  mountain, have been suspended for the  season. Preparations have not been  made for winter work.  An 1Sx24 cabin has been erected on  the Lost Tiger. Another is going- up  on the Eclipse, the Marion, Mowich,  Anglo-Saxon, Marrimac and the other  properties that are to push work this  winter.  A big strike was made lately on the  Tsis, in the Lucky Jim neighborhood,  Bear lake, consisting of three feet of  clejan ore. W. S." Drewry, Hugh  Fletcher, Gust Botcher, Bob' Williams  and the Black Bros, own the Isis group.  W. J. Kirkwood returned this week  from the Peace River country where he  ���spent the summer Mr. Kirkwood was  not over successful in his efforts to find  the yellow stuff, but says he is going  back in the spring* to prosecute his  search from where he left off.  The Bosun is making* regular ship-  mem ts of 20 tons. The property is  developing satisfactorily in every sense,  and more men are beung added to the  working force. Sixty tons have been  shipped so far this month and this will  be increased to 120 tons for the month.  There is no doubt that the Government will appropriate funds for the  completion of the,Springer crcesk road,  in whiesh case;, when the roael is built,  the mining interests in that section  will be; worked with renewed vigor and  Slocan City will feed the; g-ood e-ffescts  Of it.  towns from Nelson this way, and of  them all the representative had selected  New Denver as the one town in which  to make investments, and he will place  what capital he has to invest into New  Denver realty.  Revelstoke will have a new saw mill  that will be in operation early in the  spring. It will be a one circular mill of  a daily capacity of from 25 to 35 thousand feet and will have planer and all  other finishing appliances for turning  out lumber of all kinds needed in the  building market.  It is reported from Ottawa that Major  Walsh has recommended in his report  an entire abandonment of the royalty  in the Yukon and also that one-half of  the Yukon Council be elected, instead  of all being appointed as at present.  The Government is hot likely to concede the former but it is more than  probable that the Yukon Bill will be  amended this session, making half of  the Council elective.  Chas. F. Nelson returned from Calgary Monday, after spending two  months there. He reports the old  prairie town greatly improved in every  way, and it is fast "forging ahead since  theC.P.R. has made it a division town.  But with all the improvements and  promising* indications for business elsewhere Charlie is well satisfied to stay  with New Denver and share in its  bright and promising future.  The first and only apple grown in the  Slocan was carefully plucked by C. W.  Aylwin a few days ago. Tt grew on one  of the young trees planted by him last  year. This' historical apple, which has  no connection with the disreputable  apple which grew long* time ago, will be  carefully preserved, "in alcohol, and  placed in the honorable company of  such articles as Eli Carpenters-pick and  rifle, a piece of the first cabin erected  in this camp, the pioneer grindstone,  and subscription list having the original  signatures of the pilgrim"fathers who  came up the Slocan river in 1891..  ���R-assi^vxn  mtntxg  news.  in Oregon City.  Sonus years a  Jack wa  Jump am  father ehi  ing- Jack.  -;   married   to   Mrs.  about a yesar  after  isteuiesd his first child  '���Centralia News.  go James  Jerusha  the cruel  Juinp-  A    Slocun    Celebrity.  p      Ms  dailv.  sil can I  and  a  us sen! inst  teiishhemi;  Mr. J. C. Eaton, the well-known  Slocan mining man, has left for San  Francisco with Mrs. Eaton. Mr. Eaton  recently sold his interest in the Whitewater mine to an English company, called the Whitewater Mines, limited,   one-  Within the short space of So years the:  Calumet anel Hecla mines has yielded  in dividemls the esnornious sum of ��5",,-  850,000 whiles its actual prese-nt value is  estimated at ��55.oo0,0OO. For sisvera  years past the Calumet ami Hecla lias  paid quarterly dividesmlsof ovesr $1.0Oi),-  OOO. anel its average net earning-s h.-ive  esxcesedesd ��i>.u00.oni* pesr annum, or  ��2o,OU() for evesry working- ilay ol' the.  yesar. To eh'Vislop this great property  cost $1,200,000, which has rest itruesd more.  than 40 fold. Twesnty thousand poisons  are dependent directly upon this one  mine for their daily bread and butter,  and the vage;s of the workmen are; the  highest paid in any mine; of the kind in  the world.  The trouble in the; lminagesment of  the; Arlington, Springer e-reek. promises  to bes se'tthsd soon ami work resumed  on the great propesrty. The' ��1 l.oou  mortgage; hehl on the propesrty by Ross  Thompson is to be raise;d ami the management put on a pessicesful footing-  again.  ! Some-, excellent samples of ore; are1  I besing- shown in town I'rejiu the Msirion.  i Iv-Hpses, Mowich ami other Si! ver niniiu-  I tain propertiess where the- hue strikes  j wesre. insole. Work is being" stosnjilv  j pushed on sill the; late- finds, and the.  j |ire>pe;rti<;s are dc.veslnping in an excel-  li'iit manner.  The- new ore house |Y>r the Last1  Chsiuces was i-oinplt'ted this week, sine! I  work on the flumes which is to conduct j  the water that will drive- the; iTiishers i  h;is I,eon sbirted. The mines isshipping;  00 tons ;i week. Wheuthe Last ("hance j  tram is in working order, this mine; will j  li rival the Payne- in shipments.  There is  displaye-d   in   X e.sl son's el rug j  stores window-  si   lalely   taken   photo of  New Denver, by Tnusnian of Vancouver, ihat is si   hrsautv   to  look upon.    To  sec the' 'jTosit   improvements   that have;  The r.ank of Toronto will open a  branch in Rossland.  The Iron Horse will put iu a new  power plant. It will have an 80-horse  power boiler.  The best ore that has yet been encountered on the White Bear was opened up last week.  The Jumbo workings continue to  show considerable ore! and work is  being pushed satisfactorily.  More compressor plants are arriving  in the Rossland camp just now than at  any time in the past 18 months.  The ground for the drill compressor  on the Iron Horse has been broken and  the plant will be installed- at once.  The machinery for the Mascott's  electric compressor plant is on the  ground and Avill he installed at once.  The total ore shipments for last week  reached 3,815 tons. Of this the Le Roi  shipped 2,905 tons, War Eagle 850, Iron  Mask 00.  The Granel Prize is making a good  showing. The ore stringers continue  strong* anel new openings have been  made on the ledge.  A great strike was niaele on the Le  Roilast week. Eight feest of ore assaying ��100 to the ton'was strue-k between  the- 50() anel ooo levels. A similar streak  <)f ore has been founel at the 450 foot  level, also at Too. Shipments last week .  amounterl to 2,005 tons.  Tlie; e-ontraest w;  now compressor  r  1  is let hist wesesk for the  'or the Iron Mask to  Machine; Co. It will be of  electrical types and will have  the nominal e-apacity of 12 drills at sea  level. Uiidei-grouml development of  the Iron Mask esonliuues.  ii; Jcne-ke.  le eluphsx  The-  and Ala  sire I lie  worked  yesar the  averstge  Ai:i.-d<,'i  eires of   I he'    Alaska  ;ka   Mexican  mines  lnwest   grades, gold  prolitably.      in   its  A la ska Tn-aelwe "  ��� re-turn of   ��  Mesxk-an ��2.  ar.-    sie'.-idy     elivide  protits  (in   these  possible lie-e.-siuse; tin  hive, (,'sin he worked  ;i  ;i  -in lor   the   Treae  the    Mesxieun���and  while she cost eif mil  Li .-'. low point bv vein en t.  Tread well  in Alaska  ores.s, now  hist   fiscal  reportesel an  ton. ami,the  loth esompanies  paye-rs.      The  low   grade  ores  are  I"- despeisifs are oxten-  at   low e'ost�����1 .IS  ".veil   and ��1.57   for  on  ;i   Large   scale,  ling sins kespf flown  ry evireful msinage-  i.;-2  ���_>  nil  have   L'T.ii   iiiade   in N'c'.i'  Denver it   is  only    nee-e-.sssiry    to    plae'e  this    photo  a long-side: I h;it taken l wo y  v;i r ag-ii  C. F. Nelson informs w< i  .bat while en  route fremi -"alg-ary   he- me  t si   ropivsi'ii-  tative   of i.-onsiehsrsibh'   ea:  ���Mi-ril    e'Slpit.ll  who had mails' si tour  of  t  he Koe.iteuay  A valuable; go  Madias mountains  was worked ,sn ye  Spaniards.    The  Id mine in thes,Sierra  . Chihuahua, Mexico,  ars ago by a party of  Apaches  drove  them  away ;m<(  wsis lost,  'h-utally ii  I- owler. o  pus-suing-  s I I " i 1 s o l' ���_  lien!- in e-V  since; that time all trace; of it  A short time ago il was acci-  iscovensd  by  Mr.  J.  Xewton  I irook lyn.  wounded  ill I    Were  si'.v pari of  New York,  <iei-r.     Rie-li  ���onspie-iiKuslv  it  while  species vi- THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 20, 1898.  Sixth Yeah  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ���* .75  Six " 1.25  Twelve  "  i*.00  Three years   -r-.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line sub-sequent 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 tlie  pa*>er if you wish. Ahvays send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TEUKSDAF,-OCTOBER 20. 1898.  PUSH   DEVELOPMEXT   wokk.  Unless all indications fail the Slocan  will experience a great influx  of capital with the opening of next  spring-, and the wise thing for claim  holders to do is to put in the winter  on such properties as have a promising showing, so   that they   can  be  turned off at a good figure.     Each  and every one of  the  Slocan lake  towns have good properties behind  them.     Some  are   developed   into  shipping mines,'  others,   not  so far  advanced,   can only be classed as  prospects, hut it makes little difference just now how they are classed,  the fact is that all will  soon be shippers on an extensive scale,   and the  towns that have been in a state of  collapse for the past year from the  effects of the boom,  will be revived  and business will proceed on a more  extensive and firmer basis.    The outlook is indeed bright.     The upward  tendency of business has been noticeable for   some   months.     In   some  localities, and especially Slocan City,  the revival has been wretchedly slow  but it is now being felt and a better  spirit pervades the business and mining circles.     The   gold,   silver and  copper properties tributary to it are  being slowly.developed, and in every  instance the showing is most satisfactory.    All that is needed is to attract  moneyed meii to this locality,   and  the putting in operation one or two of  the big Springer   or  Lemon creek,  properties.   This might require some  months, owing to the tardiness experienced in getting wagon roads to  those localities, but that section will  not long remain inactive.   New Denver and Silverton are somewhat more  fortunate than Slocan City,   though  both   have   suffered some from the  effects of the general collapse in the  mining  business.     The   rich   Four  Mile properties have contributed regularly to the business institutions of  Silverton and strengthened the general confidence of its citizens.   The  coming winter promises to see scenes  of great activity there.    New Denver  has suffered the least of any of the  lake towns and is forging ahead at a  rapid rate.    The fact that it has and  ever will be the banking centre and  government seat, gives it a standing  that can never be shaken.     In addition to this it has shipping mines and  developing properties close at hand  that ensure its permanent prosperity.  With the future so promising, the  policy of  every  holder   of mineral  property should be to push development   work   without   ceasing,   and  bring their properties to that stage of  development   where   expert buyers  can see them and buy them.  ant it was that the people of Canada,  and especially those of this province,  should worship at the shrine of  ' 'patriotism," and contribute tithes to  support this false god set up in the  land by that illustrious American, Sir  William. Speaking* of this great  American president of the Canadian  railroad, and referring to his hugh  patriotic heart and how it bubbles  over, the Tribune of Nelson says  some good things:  "Sir William  has a  habit of confusing the interests of the railway  company, with the   interests of the  people of the dominion,  and appears  to be under the  impression that so  long as the interests of the railway  | company are conserved the patriotism  j of the people of Canada should pre-  iveiit them from  making any com-  I plaint.   One evening   of last week  i Sir William was tendered a banquet  I by the   Winnipeg   board   of trade,  | when  he undertook to make some  i capital for his company.     He, called  j upon all Canadians to keep the trade  of southern British Columbia for Canada, which is another  way of saying  for  the  Canadian   Pacific Railway  Company.    This remark paved the  way for a reference to the Boundary  creek railway question.   Sir William  then informed  his entertainers that  the Corbin railway systems had been  turned over to the Great Norf hern  Railway Company, and that the new  owners would be at. Ottawa next session for the purpose   of securing a  charter for the Kettle river railroad.  The president of the C. P. R.   which  desires to  perpetuate   its monopoly  over the whole of British Columbia,  then declared that it will be a national shame if the federal government  allows a railway company, devoid of  patriotism, to give Boundary Creek a  railway service free of charge, for  which the patriotic Canadian Pacific  is charging several millions of dollar's.  It is safe to say that Sir William Van  Home would have some difficulty in  convincing the people of Boundary  creek that patriotism  requires them  to subordinate the interests ot their  promising   district to    those   of his  state-aided   railway   company,   yet  that is exactly the argument he   is  using."   With the building up of New Denver, and the erection of so mans'' substantial frame buildings, it is the  most unwise policy���penny wise  pound foolish���for, our citizens to rest  until there is erected a fire hall, supplied with all the apparatus for fire  fighting. One good blaze, helped by  a strong wind, would wipe out most  of the town of New Denver before  you could say jack pot.  The matter should not be allowed  to rest at agitation. It must be kept  prominently before the public mind  and brought to the notice of the  authorities at Victoria by petition or  representative sent from here. The  cost ot the road would not be great,  but it would be of inestimable value  when built It would lessen the  freight charges on ore shipped out  and supplies taken in more than two-  thirds, besides opening a section unexcelled in richness in the Slocan.  ' 'A white sailor hat with wings," is  the way a foreign paper describes  the traveling costume worn by a  bride of Jamaica. The dear loving  thing would not go far dressed in that  style of gown out here.  WHITE    ST.AVKKY.  WAGON ROAD UP SILVER MOUNTAIN  With the extensive development  of the properties on Silver mountain,  the need of a wagon road up its  northwestern slope is becoming more  apparent, and already the question  is being agitated by the mine owners  and our citizens generally.  The late strikes made in this locality have demonstrated that there is  mineral wealth enough in Silver  mountain, when the properties are  properly developed and shipping commences, to support a city of one  hundred times the population of New  Denver. It is no idle dream about  the wealth deposited in this mountain. It is there and enough has  already been clone to show it up in  sufficient quantities to warrant the  citizens of New Denver, and the Provincial Government, too, in lending  every aid possible to the efforts of the  owners of properties there, towards  building a wagon road up the mountain, starting from the New Denver-  Three Forks road at some convenient  point near the Mountain Chief.  A wagon road will have to be built  to these mines before the ore can be  taken out and shipped as conveniently and cheaply as from other localities. At present the California mine  is paying an exhorbitant figure for  having its ore packed to the wharf.  The trail is a hard one and the packing made difficult. The same com  plaint can be made by the owners of  business pay we would rather throw adjoining claims that are of such  our press into the hike and chop wood : great promise, and as the permanency  for a living than advertise any white'of the ore bodies has been demon-  slave shop. Cheap prices and cheap j strated, there is no reason why a road  people will ruin any country, 'and j should not be built as early as possi-  although the Slocan business men do j ble instead of waiting for a year or  not patronize our columns to any rasli | two. It will have to come in the  extent we will never try to keep ] end, and why not now?  even  by  advertising   that curse  in j    The mine owners stand ready to  | contribute liberally to the enterprise.  j This is to  be expected of them, but  1 they ought not to be expected to put  the ! up all of the cost of the road.    The  ���to i advantages arising locally from the  the | proper opening  up ot  this slope  by  will  warrant our busi-  The departmental stores of Toronto  are a thorn in the roses of commerce  throughout Canada. By buying their  goods cheaper than other retail merchants, and the employment of white  slaves, they are enabled to ship goods  all over the Dominion. People save  a little in many cases by dealing  with them but in the end such a  course must be disastrous. In this  Province wages are higher, and  goods dearer than in any other part  of Canada. If people earning high  .wages buy all or most of their goods  from these big cheap white slave  shops, we, in B.C., will have to come  down to the level of things in the  east. If we want to keep even with  them goods must be sold cheaper and  $3 a week clerks employed. All  other labor will have to conform to  the circumstances and God help - a  country when it is filled with white  slaves like the great stores of Toronto employ. If every merchant  paid the same for his goods, and a  law was passed making a certain  standard for wages the departmental  store would become obsolete and the  country as a whole more prosperous.  auk of Montreal  Established  181?.  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 Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President, ^  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches iu all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F.J. FINUCANE, Manager;  *.kbh -ww <*ilzi -soni ya "sks --rag ���wrw rssrttsrrwsyar%a 'zsa *v,a ���-assEa^cagaa'^ersaaa^eM la-^amaxuir -Ma ���sa'-^am-'  A   CONTENTE.D    MINI).  THE   AWFUL    LITTLE   .BROTHER.  I weigh not fortune's frown or smile;  T joy not much in earthly joys;  I seek"not state. I seek not style;  I am not fond of fancy 's toys.,  I rest so pleased with what I nave,  I wish no more, no more 1 crave. ���  I quake not at the thunder's crack ;  I tremble not at the noise of war;  I swound not at the news of wrack,  I shrink notat a hlaziutr star;  I fear not not loss. I hope not s^ain ;  I envy none, I none disdain.  I see ambition never pleased.  I see some tantals starved in store ;  I see p-oldVi l>ropsy seldom eased;  I see even jMidas gape for more;  I neither want nor vet abound���  1    Enough's a feast, content is crowned.  I feign not friendship where I hate ;  ,. I fawn not on the great (in show);  I prize, I praise a rnesm estate,  Neither too lofty nor too low ;  This, this all my choice, my cheer���  A mind content, a conscience clear.  ���Joshua Sylvester. ISfiS to KilK.  .F. Pyman -has. again commenced to  do business in New Denver. Brin<j*  your watches to him when they are out  of order. . "      ,  c. s.  K ASH HALL.  Notary. I'lihlle.  A. E. KAUQUIEH.  It now turns out that tlie richest  mines in the Black Hills are in Strawberry Gulch, about six miles southeast  of Deadwood.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  and BONDED.   INVITED���-  Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  lishing-  Some papers in Kootenay are pub-  advertisements for a big-  departmental store in Toronto. This  is a tree country and papers can do  as they like in such matters, but we  would not do it. Although it requires  extraordinary exertions to make our  I admired her beauty rare, praised her pretty  Titian hair,  Spoke in 'raptures of her eyes so bright and  laughing, l  Of her dress so nice and neat,.and hei smile so  killing sweet,  And assured her that it /vas no idle chaffing.  Then her little brother dear sprang a grin from  ear to ear,  And,   despite  her  head  and  finger   shaking  warning,  Cried aloud:   "Oh, she's all right!   She  looks  mighty slick to-night,  But, great Scott; you'd ought to see her in the  morning !"  ���Denver Post.  I can you   1  Ten us?  Why New Denver and the Provincial government do not offer a  reward for the arrest of the culprit or  culprits who packed off our fire hall ?  Why it rains when there are so  many good-weather prophets about ?  Why do lovers marry when court-  ship is so sweat?  Why shouldn't a man who drinks  have a head like a cabbage?  Why women are always pictured  as angels, and angels like women?  Why New 1. en ver should not be the  metropolis of the Slocan?  Why do men whoop so loudly il  whiskey if such a nerve, bracer?  Why do Scotchmen get so inexpressibly joyful when the pipes and  kilts strike town?  Why some merchants do not endeavor to stop the money drain to  eastern departmental stores by the  judicious use of printer's ink in advertising space���the only sensible sola,  tion cf the problem?  Why are all successful men liberal  advertisers?  Why is the heart of man at enmity  with God when every mother's son is  by adoption free to enter into the full  pleasure of the Father's love?  A    1 O  7 the  ��� Trade  ��TllK Al.HKltTA PltuDUCK Co. of  Calgary, contemplates sending into  fife the Kootenay during the fall and  jffik winter regular carload shipments of  . il Potatoes, and other farm produce.  y The trade only will be supplied and  A we solicit, the co-operation of the  T^ Slocan dealers. For particulars and  \f    prices write to    Titos. II. Ingham  CBo.x -.".iS, Calgary, Aim.  Representing Alberta .Produce.Co.  and Manitoba Grain Co.. Ltd.  We do what we advertise to do.  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware  M inc and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints ancl 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 be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  ii'my line.  KWaGU3SZ.~a3SBBat  ���efemjL.-lmuim^yMMnuumi^  OTEL SANDON,  disguise���a cheap eastern store.  PATinOTK.s    SIR    WILLIAM.  Sir William Van Horne  is  most  patriotic  man   in   Canada  hear him tell it.    He is,  indeed,  Simon Pure article bottled up in the I wagon road  Tlie Mammoth, in the Coeur d'Alenes,  is running" a tunnel from the level of  Canyon creek which 'will crosscut the  country B,50U feet, and cut the ledg-e  1,800 feet deep. The tunnel will cost  about S .100,000.  Don't judge the contents of  head bv the size of his hat.  man s  TO LETTER=WRITERS  shape of man. Occasionally when it j ness men taiung an active interest in  suits his purpose Sir William's patriot- j the question.  ism bubbles over, and he delights in I The Government also can well  his method of dropping it about the j afford to contribute a few thousand to  country in chunks, hoping, no doubt, j the building of this road, as it will  that some of it will fool his hearers, j lead to greater activity in the section  On the trip that he has just made into i immediately affected by it, which in  the Kootenay, which he also delights  in calling his "annual tour," he was  most particular to impress upon all  the newspaper reporters how import-  turn means the contribution of sever  al thousands to the public coffers, in  the way of licenses,   etc.,   from  this  and adjoining sections.  HE 1'osta! Authorities'  advice to all who  write letters is to have  the name and address  of the writer printed  upon the envelops'.  This saves time and  prevents letters going  to the Dead Letter  Office. in order to  help out the public in  this important matter  we will print your name and address upon li is i No. 7 white envelopes and mail them to any part  of Canada upon receipt of  75 CENTS.  THE LEDGE, New Denver.  Fall  Styles  We have just received a  number of handsome bedroom suits that will stand  inspection, as to price and  quality.     Latest makes.  for  handsome Parlor Pieces,  such as Divans, Rockers,  Reclining Chairs, Centre  Tables, etc., we ask you  to inspect our stock. We  will make up a large  number at once for���  ^ft  ^   ^. %>  ��i\   ��a  Sandon, B.C.  y HIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name,- is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a larire number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dininsr Room is provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial'Travelers.  John Bucklej', Prop.  Fall  Trade.  WALKER & BAKER,  Now    l'-uriiitare OohIoi-s ami Kn-pairi-rs  Denver's     Undertakers ;ui<l   I-'iiihiilmcrs.  N. B.���-We have this only practical Undertaker  and Einhalmer doiiii; business in the Slocan.  ��/��/��/CALL ON/��x��/��  HAM & CEAWFORD,  SIXTH STREET,       -       - -        -       -       .       NEW DENVER.  ../"������-������-������Prices are right and Goods Always Fresh.  F.  G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C, Weaver  ASSRYBHS OF B. G.  T^avelePs  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to slop at when in  SI can Gity.  GETHIXG & l-I EN PERSON. Proprietors.  Icb.D?  Goods called  for & Delivered  w  .. LlltKWHV  Kaslo. B.C.  11. T.Twiixi  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Laud Surveyors  Civil and Mhiinf,' Enuineers.  Bedford. McNeil Code.  jtSfTRashdall & Fauquier, Aircut.��.  l)I!  [-TOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M. London. Ewtz  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined    and    reported  on  foi-   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical   Laboratory. Belle-  vueave. New Denver. BC.  Urtuluate  Chicago  A. S. MARS '  ...L  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  if American College of Dental Surgery  ,-p WILLIM & .JOHNSON.  IX (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan  City.  B <-.  WANTED.  Industrious man of character to travel and appoint agents.   Salary and expenses paid.  BRADLEY-G VRRETSON COMPANY.Limited  Toronto.  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly 'satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the -finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  Y^Rates furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  J.  Silverton.  M. M. BENEDUM,  ]{t L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C. Sixth Year.  THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 20. 1898.  OCTOBER.  av human nature, Oi sez.  Oinot?  An' phy wud  'Tis time to take the hammock down,  And shelve the mandolin.  The sehoolma'am now gets out her frown,  The janitor his grin.  The young man must accept the job,  For grubstake haunts his dreams;  While Lulu fears for him the mob.  Off on the frozen streams.  Teas, Lulu ?   Nay ; the heroes toil!  He'll make, if you'll but smile,  In vonder grudging golden soil,  liis everlasting pile.  Then, Lulu. Paris, where you'll greet  The great world without fear,  And tell him in your accents sweet.  Of ail our wonders here.  So dry your tears, dear girl, and take  Your courage up, and learn  To chat in French, while for your sake,  Tom digs the gold to burn.  For France, said dear old Thackeray,  And almost swears���in joke���  We should not visit until we  Know how she is spoke.  Stories  oFtfrie.war  Nobody would recognize Private Hansen���pretty Gust, they used to call him,  because he had such a pink and white  complexion���in the blonde-bearded hero,  whose brick colored skin has lately lost  some of its fiery redness* in' hospital  quarters. Private Hansen has changed  a good deal. He has lost about 55  pounds of weight to begin with, and  there is an expression in his eyes that  speaks eloquently oi' some fearfully hard  experience in the Santiago campaign.  There is a nervous, jerky something  about the man that wasn't there eight  or nine months ago. Now lie starts apprehensively v, hen the guns of the guard  are grounded. Then he would not have  been perturbed had an earthquake occurred in his vicinity. The man looked at  me stolidly, after the manner of his  kind, when I asked him what he knew  about the fighting over yonder, but he  had a story to tell in broken English  that differs only in detail from those told  by Ids comrades about tlie slaughter at  San Juan.  "Ven es ban commancet shoot," said  Private Hansen, "aye ban 'fraid es von  of dis har Krag-Jorgensen bulet younta  etraik ma. Dis hai Krag-Jorgensen ban  Norvigen gun en hay shoo ted laik hal,  ay tal you. Pudy soon ay faind out es  dis har Spain faller hay yat gain es ban  yust as good for shooted es dis har  jankee gun ban. Vel, dis bar faller es  ban yust bay may side hay put hay's  arms bay may muck and sayet, 'Oh,  Yesus,' end hay yust spetted blood  where hay ban standed. Vel ay stand  bay him vile my company go on, en hay  die' en bout von minit.  "Des faller sayet es hay ban wicked  faller, en hay han't lovet Yesus, en so  hay vounto belief, quick; buss enyvay, he  "Whin we advanced an' Oi cud see  thim Shwade min loadin' an' fhirin' as  shteady as th' rocks av Doblin cashtle,  divil a thing cud Oi make av ut, for on  me sowl Oi fought they wud run, havin'  nayther exparience nor hair on their  chists, but 'twas not retreatirr thim  Shwade min wanted. Oi tuk a look at  thim blue-eyed bhoys, an' begod ye  may bftlave ut or not, as ye loike, but  divil a blue eye was there in the hull av  thim. They "wuz shteely gray eyes, all  down th'loine somethin' th'color av a  rifle barrel 'tis seen service.  "Hooroo, sez Oi at the thop av me  lungs, Go in an' give thim the best yez  have, ye phink toed beauties,.Oi sez, an'  begod they done it. Me thinkin' they  wud be afther cryin' loike children, an'  there they shtud fer all the wurruld  loike veterans av Waterloo, fhirin' thrue  an' shteady, an' dhrappin' be ones an'  twoss wid never a wurrud. Ah, well, 'tis  exparience 't taches, an' thim Shwade  min are min be the same thoken. Av  Oi wuz colonel av a rigiment, ye cud  plaze me no betther than to give me  command over a rigiment av thim silent  divils wid the goldin hair an' phink  fhaces, more phower to thim."  There are all sorts of contrasts in the  regular army. Cheek by jowl with a  man who never knew whether the earth  was round or square, and who cares not  a jot about the matter, one finds young  men educated in the universities east  nnd went, seeking commissions by the  route of practical experience. I ran  across one of these chaps a day or two  ago. He has earned his commission, too,  if three months' hard fever on top of  three days' hard fighting entitle a man  to consideration. I suppose Private  Fred Gerlach could pass all his examinations to-morrow if called upon to do so.  He is a "gentleman ranker," a son of  Captain Gerlach of the Third,; and "a  man wid eyes in th' fhront av him," as  Red McDonnell puts it.  Young Gerlach belongs to Troop K,  Sixth Cavalry, and he fought all through  the Santiago campaign. A more modest  soldier need not be sought in Uncle  Sam's army.    He  went through all the  a flash and somethin' hits me all over at  onct. My right hand man gives a queer  sort of a yelp an' goes down head first.  Wen I looks down to find out whether  he's done for there's blood rollin' down  the front of me like a river.  ���'' 'Fall out, McPherson, ye're all cut to  h���1,' sez the lieutenant.  " !You're a liar,' I sez, fer it didn't feel  so bad at first.   Them shell   splinters  kinder stun a man, 'n  he can't tell how j  bad he's got it unless he's put out.  " 'Why, damit, man,' sez, the officer,  'yer eye's a-hangin' out on yer face.  Fall out,' he says.  "Well, thet's all I kin remember, 'n it  wouldn't of been so bad except for them  Cuban flies ez blowed maggits into the  sores. D'}re see these 'ere crinkles in the  skin around them smooth spots���well,  them's where the maggits was. Thet's  all I kin tell ye, mister, but 'twas a hell  of a fight."���Arthur James Pegler in  Minneapolis Journal.  THEY   CALX   ME   CHARtlB.  Any one who has known what it is to  woit day after day in some out-of-the-  world nook for letters which Were all the  time safely reposing in some neglected  coroner of a sleepy post office can appreciate the story that is told of Lord  Wolseley by Mr. Nourse, who was with  Her Majesty's forces through tlie Soudan  campaign.  At Korti Nourse went into the post  office to look after some letters. The  postmaster was a native and not mucli  used to handwriting. He made a superficial examination of a big pile of letters,  and while he was looking them over a  man with nothing to designate bis rank  came into the office. He took in the  situation at a glance.  "Let's clear this thing out," he said.  They jumped on the counter and proceeded to "clear it out" by first bundling  out the postmaster. Then they began  a careful examination of the post office  and found it congested with mail for the  army. They searched every nook and  cranny, throwing the letters for each  regiment into a different pile, and heaping up all the newspapers in the centre  of the room. Then they went'through  each pile and separated it into companies. Before night every letter was in  camp and distributed and the next day  Ihe papers were out.  Nourse did not know the name of his  companion in the benevolent deed, and  when he asked the answer was, "They  call me Charlie."  Some time after Nourse found it necessary to see the commandant, and, sitting  under the tent to which he had been  directed, he saw his companion of the  post office.  "Hello, Charlie?" he said, "I'm looking for the Commandant. Where shall  I find him?"  "Well,"' said Charlie, "you won't  have to look far. I'm the commandant.  Come inside and have a bit to eat and  drink."  It was Lord Wolseley.���The Buffalo  Inquirer.  THE    PSALM.    OF   3IABKIAGE.  sav, "'Aye killet two of des har Spain  faller,' Vel, ay putit grass on his face  en ay run hard far ketchet op yen bay  may comp'ny. Pudy soon ay ketchet  may comp'ny en dis har Spain faller  shootit laik hal, eh ay ban shootit laik  hal, too. Av hayn't nowet yust vich et  ban, but 1 vaket up in trench en et ban  fol of vater. Ay tankit forst es aye ban  barried mistak, en Swan Olsen of B  Companv sayet, 'How you feel, Gust ?'  Ay sayet es aye felitlaik dad Svede man.  Vel, hay ban "tal ma es ay ban hait vid  skal and hay han hearo. Vel, ay yust  holler hurrowet for dis har Janka countra  end den ay go to sleepit agen.  "Vel, in bout von veak, I guess, hay  taket ma op bay hospital, an dis har  dockter faller sayet es aye younta dayet  soon. Dis hardockter faller han't nowet  vich hay ban talket bout. Ay ban yust  so good es aver ay ban."  " 'Tis a haythenlantmidge that same,"  remarked "Red" McConnell, who had  been listening with an agonized expression of countenance to Private Hansen's  remarks*. "Man dear, phut's the sinse  av discoorsin' aboot warr to a Shwade  man wid Gal ways'on th' fhace av him.  For the love av hivin, Augustus, will yes  not break awav from thim ondacent  shluggers. Phut wud Gin'ril Moiles be  afther sayin', think ye, . av he cud see  yersilf shquatted an the p'rade groun,  thalkin' sedishus furrin' sthuff wid a  Sphanish twist to ut, at.' wearin' enough  o' hair for thimsivin Sootherlaud sisters,  begod. Au the nixt congress does not  pass a law to tache United Shtates t'  privates in  the army,  Oi'll  resign  me  commission an' lave th' service. 'Tis a  firsht class foightin' man y'are, Augustus, but ye thalk fer all the wurruld loike  Gin'ral Toral wid a shkate an, may the  divil fly awav wid him, t'ould lady  burrd."  "Ay hay ban , yust so good soldier es  you hay ban, ay tank sib," responded  Private Hansen, with some show of indignation, and threw a clod of dirt at  his fiery-headed traducer to emphasize  his opinion, but the effort was rather  more than he had bargained for, and he  curled up in the sun to sleep.  " 'Tis the solemn trut' the man's  tellin'," continued McConnell, reflectively, "fer th' sowl av me, I cannot onder-  sthand thim Shwade min at all. Be all  th' rules av etiquette, a man wid goldin  hair shud be by nature gintle an' retir-  in\ Wud ye" not seek foightin' min  where yez cud be afther foindin' thim,  ram pin', ragin' divils wid hair on their  chists an'th' love av a dhirty matilin'  mess shtickin' out all over thim. 'Tis a  dhirty shame, sez Oi to mesilf whin they  shtripped th' lad yonder fer examina-  shun���'Tis a dhirty shame, Oi sez to  mesilf, to be enlishtin' bhoys wid plunk  an' phwite fhaces loike thim gurrls 'ts  an Nicollet shtrate av a Saturdu)- noight  jetoimes. An' there shtood power  'Gustis wid a shkin loike wan av thim  phainted cherubs, nakid as the Vanus  de Medico begod. an' thrimblin' for fear  they wud not let him take tay wid thim  divils av Sphaniards. .Eh, man, but 'tis  a quare ould wurruld,   wid   wore khick  stages of Cuban campaigning,the healthy  desire to kill Spaniards on landing, the  subsequent dragging weariness amidships that means malaria, and final  capitulation to that dread disease after  the historic maneuvers of July 1, 2 and  3, had been completed. The Sixth  Cavalry did business at San Juan, and  did it up brown, according to thearticles  of war. Gerlach went where his troop  went, yellow skinned, big-eyed, ready to  d��-op dead when the last shot had been  fired, but not until then. When I saw  him tottering around the post a couple  of days ago he looked like a ghost of  his former self, but he told me, in a  voice that sounded sepulchral by contrast with the one he owned a year ago,  that in a week or two he would be as  good as ever.  "All the troops fought well down  there," said Private Gerlach. "There  were mistakes made in some instances,  but in no case that I know of did a  soldier wearing tlie uniform of the United States do anything of which he has  need to be ashamed. L found out for a  certainty that which I had previous  believed to be true, viz., that to get the  best out of your men you must show  them the enemy. In this matter the  Spaniards had all the best of it, using  smokeless powder against our cloud producing mixture. They could see us all  the time, and we could not see them  more than a third of the time. Just the  same, our fellows had the stuff in them  that overcomes disadvantages, and I  believe if given the word, they would  have taken Santiago with baseball bats.  Did I say I believed they would? I  should have said 1 know they would.  "Do you know what the sort of feeling  is that comes over a man when lie has  waited days and days for orders to move  up���when every nerve in his body is  screwed to the highest possible tension,  ancl to top off everything, there is a  touch of fever in his bones? Well, it is  a feeling that would prompt him to  charge tiie whole, Spanish army single  handed. Our fellows in the trenches  out there didn't care a continental for  expediency. From their point of view  anything on earth, even a fight to the  death, would have been better than  waiting, wet and miserable, for orders to  advance. I knew what the temper of  the men was, and that is why I say that  if the order had come to advance on  Santiago with clubbed rifles they would  have yelled with delight, If course, the  officers know  what they  are doing, and  4  i  i-  4  ���e Palace Gafe,  IN SAftt>oH  <s*^<s*-<s--<s>iS>  Eastern  Oyster=*,   Tender  Chickens   and    everything*  4  4  4 the   Market   affords in  the  4 ~  4 wav of delicious and ,  t  4~  4 at  palatable food can be found  t  Ths Palace  hunger torments their inter-  4    Strangers and others are  4      : :  4 requested to call on us when  4 ~~  4  4 nal anatomy.    If John is not  4  4  4  4  4  on shift you are sure to find  Charley   Is the  Best-equipped  Restaurant  in the Slocan  It never Closes  and the proprietors aim  to please their patrons  in  every way possible.  .t  4  4  4  4  t  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  Millard & Thompson.  &  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Agents for B. C Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  'n canteen  in ut  Well,  thev  tuk th'  bhoy 'n dhrilled him an' made a soldier  out av him. Thin comes more av the  same khoind, wid their goldin hair an'  phink cheeks, an' ye may belave ut oinot, as ye plaze, but 'Red' McConnell  thrimbled in his boots fer th' honor av  th' ouldThirrd.  "Ut thakes warr, rale bloody warr wid  a murtherin' cross fire an' th' min  dhrappin' loike shape in their thracks to  dishpel illusions an' ' make min shtop  worshippin' false gods. 'Twas afther  San Jooan whin vre wuz burin' our did  't Oi sez to mesilf, Red McConnell, sez  Oi, y'are th' makin's av a d'hinky  quhartermashter's clerk, an' no judge  all our  waiting was  well  repaid,   but i^  was hard while it lasted."  Trooper Fred Poe, of Grigsby's cavalry,  Troop F, sat on the edge of the bank  whittling away at a Mauser cartridge  case, which by an ingenious process bade  fair to become in due time a pocket  toothpick holder. A man lay asleep  beside him, and whenever a fly lit on  the man Poe would brush it off, and go  on whittling. When I asked Poe for a  yarn about the war he owned up promptly that he had never traveled further  than Chickamauga, but indicating the  sleeping man, remarked that there was  a story in him worth hearing. After a  time the sleeper yawned a time or two,  cursed the flies genially and rolled over  on one elbow. Then for the first time I  noticed that he was shy an ear, that one  eye had collapsed, and that his face bore  scars such as might have been inflicted  by repeated applications of a red hot  iron.  "He's McPherson of Rooseveldt's outfit," said l'oe, "and he got hurt down  yonder with a shell bursting about three  or four yards from his head."  "What are you making, Fred ?" inquired the invalid, yawning again and  kicking at the turf lazily.  "Toothpick," responded Trooper Poe,  laconically.  ������Gal ?"  "Yep."  "Glad I hain't got one," went on the  injured trooper, emphatically. "El" I  had, d'you 'spose I'd cut much ice with  her when I git back to Taylor's Crick?  Reckon-I'd get the dirty shake, pard."  "You must have had a close call, McPherson," I ventured.  "Kinder," responded the cowpuneher.  "Feller ez fired thet shell orter hev a  medal. I'd decorate him elegant if I'd  the ghost of a chance. A free pass  through the golden gate hain't none too  good for thet feller, you kin bet your  life. A man's got to hev the luck of all  outdoors when he gits punched with a  shell in nine places and comes out with  a good appetite."  "Tell how the thing happened."  "Eh? Why, sure���Ye see over in the  brush about half a mile off there was  some patches o' color different from the  landscape, so we was blazfn' away fierce  right into 'em.    All on a suddin' 1 seen  Tell us not in idle jingle.  Marriage is an empty dream !  For the girl is dead that's single,  And things are not what they seem.  Life is real, life is earnest!  Single blessedness a fib ;  Man thou art, to man returnest  Has been sj/oken of the rib.  Not enjoyment and not sorrow  Is our destined end or way ;  But to act that each to-morrow  Finds us nearer marriage day.  Life is long and youth is fleeting,  And our hearts are light and gay ;  Still like pleasant drums are beating-  Wedding marches all the day.  In the world's broad field of battle,  In the bivouac of life,  Be not like dumb, driven cattle !  Be a heroine���a-wife!  Trust no future, howe'er pleasant;  Let the dead past bruy its dead :  Act���act in the living present.  Hoping for the spouse and head.  Lives of married folks re.uind us  We can live our lives as well'  And, departing, leave behind us  Such exampies'as will tell���  Such examples that another.  Wasting time in idle sport,  A forlorn, unmarried brother.  Seeing, shall take heart and court.  Let us, then, be up and doing  With a heart on triumph set;  Still contriving, still pursuing.  And each one a husband get.  ������Phoebe Gary.  KIXCHKiVEK.  It's the same old lighting stock,  Firm as Ghizeh's m  rlaied rock-.  Standing steady, cool and true,  As it stood at Waterloo.  Turning back the wave of wrath,  Swept the heathen from its path.  Mighty Sirdar, o'er the blue,  Here's a Yankee cheer for you.  Masterful in all your plans,  Bravely handleci by your clans.  All the world must'thrill to see  How you've made the Soudan free.  Mighty Sirdar, o'er the blue,  Here's a Yankee cheer for you.  ���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Quebec   Mineral    Claim.  Situated in the  Slocan City Mining Division of  West  Kootenay District.     Wh rlc-  About two miles up the North Fork of Lemon Creek on north side of creek.  ���PAKE NOTICE that I, Dan Hanlon, acting as  1 an agent lor William Harrison, free miner's  certiiieate No. 20017a, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must he commenced before the issuance of such certiiieate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day of September, 1898.-  sp-'O DAN HANLON.  Dominion,  Felix  St. Keverne, O. li. H., Exeter,  and    Payne    Fractional  Mineral    Claims.  T  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Whore located: On  Pavne mountain, on the north slope.  AKE NOTICE That I, Charles ����oore, of  Kaslo, B. C, and acting as agent for the St.  Keverne Mining Company, Ltd., free miner's  certiticate No. 12,13('A, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the'Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that fiction under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5th dav of September, 1S!)8.  Charles aioore, p.l.s.  Rio Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.       Where   located:  In  Best Basin, McGuigan Creek. nearOkanas-an  mineral claim.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. William S. Drewry, act-  1    ing as agen t for E. A. Bielenberir, free miner's  certificate No. 25S07A, DanielCosgrifi', freeminer's  certificateNo.47<12A and T.F.Cosgnfi',free miner's  certiticate No. 47(i3A, intend sixty davs from the  date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certiticate of improvements, fur the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of tho above claim.  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must be commenced liefore the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th dav ot August, 18:)S  W. S. DREWRY.  .Jcanette  Mineral Claim.  Canada's  Greatest  Newspaper,  (REGULAR EARLY MORNING EDITION)  TORONTO^���s^-  Including the 24 or 28 page SATURDAY  ���ILLUSTRATED EDITION, will be sent  to any address in Manitoba, Northwest  Territories, British-Columbia and all points  WEST OF NORTH BAY for  per Annum.  Situate in  the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.    Where,   located: Four  miles east of Rosebery, east of Wilson creek.  'PAKE   NOTICE   that I.    Herbert  T.  Twigg,  L    agent for Frank Kellv, Free Miner's Certiticate No. 12087A . intend, sixty davs from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certiticate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  ���iection 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of August, 1898.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Silver  Hell   No.   2   n  Mineral  ml   Dump  Claims.  Fraction  THE GL.OBB, Toronto, Canada.  ESTAgents wanted in every unrepresented district.  m/^/%/��/%/%/%/��/^/%/%/% /�� /^/%/^/m^4^/%/%/^\  V  QANADEAW  ACBFIC  P  AILWAY  AND SCO-PACIFIC LINE.  TO ALL   EASTERN   AND  EUKOI'EAN J'OINTS.  TO I-ACIFIC COAST,  ALASKA,  JAl'AX,   CHINA   AND  AUSTRALIA POINTS.  and Baggage checked  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Through tickets issued  to destination.  Tfll IDIOT      PASS REVELSTOKE  1  Sv"i *X}>? '        DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  CARS      DAILY (except Wednesday)  V"1I,J        TO EASTERN CANADIAN  and LY S- POINTS.  , CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:15k Daily: lv���Denver C. Siding���ar: Dailv IS .%k  8:35k ex.Sumllv N. Denver Ldg: ar ex.Sun.l0.0Ok  NELSON, TRAIL, ROSSLAND, ETC.  0:50k ex. Sun: lv N. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  Ascertain rates and  full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G.B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. if. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  ��5?'A.ll sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.   '  k  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossland  and Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to the   Mic-  eral District of the Col-  villo Reservation,   Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  DAILY   SERVICE.  Leave.  6:20 a.m.  12:05 "  8:30 a.m.  Arrive.  5:35 p.m  11:20a.m  3:10 p.m  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Train leaving Nelson at 8:3(1 a. m. make close  connections at Spokane with trains for all  Pacific Coast Points.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundary  Creek connect, at Marcus with stage daily.  C. G-. DIXON, Spokane, Wash  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADIMGCO.,  LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20.1808.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  South Bound  Read down.  INTERNATIONAL.  North Bound  Read up.  SANDON  Train lvs Dally. 1.00 pm   Train ar daily 10.50 am  KASLO -���  " ar ������ 3.45 pm Train lv '  GBoat lv 3.30 am ���Kaslo��� Boat ,<  ��.      "     1.30 am    Ainsworth "  i<       ���'     5.00 am    Pilot Bay "  a       "     5.30 am      Balfour "  �� Boat, ar (i.-io am. Five Mile Pt  15 am       Nelson  X  8.00 am  r S.iiO pmjn  7.30 prnS  0.45 pm s=  15.10 pm���  5.28 pm��j  lv 1.15 pm a  c Train ar 10.05 am Northport Train lv 1.56 pm s��  "      1120 am  Rossland       '"    12.05 pnrj;  310 pin    Spokane "'      8.30 amjfj  SS. ALBERTA.  Read down. Read up.  Sandon  Daily train lv l.oo pm        Daily train ar 10.50 am  Kaslo  ar 3.15 pin "        lv  8.00 am  v 5.00 pm JIo&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  0.20 pin Ainsworth Boat ar 11.40 pm���  7.00 pm   Pilot Bay        ���'      11 00 pm��  Boat  ii  lu.oo pm Kuskonook  - 12.00 pm Goat River  ���   1.00 am   Boundary       '���  g g    ������ arS.OO am Bonner's "K'ry '    lv  >kTrain Iv ll.-lo am      "       Train ar  ���*       "     ar 2.45 pm Spokane      ''    lv  s.oo pms  (l.oo pm^  5.00 pm ^  2.00 pm-3  1.15 pm ��  7.50 amtc  SPECIAL KOOTENAY  LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing .June 20,18U8.  On Monday, Thursday anil Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. in ."for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Leaving Nelson at S a. m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE  ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  P.O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  KASLO k SLOCAN RY  TIME CARD  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where locateds Adjoining the Surprise. Keno and Gladstone  mineral claims, in Best Basin. McGuigan  creek.  AKE  NOTICE that  I.   William  S. Drewry,  net ing as agent for the  Native  Silver   Bell  Mining Coniiiany,  Limited,  of  Rossland, B. C..',  Free   Miner's   Certiiieate!   No.    13145A.    intend j  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the i  Mining  Recorder for a   certiticate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant I  of thcabovi.' claim. ' ,       j  _ And further take notice that  action under sec-'  linn SS7 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 1Mb day of August, issw.  W. S. DREWRY.  Taking* effect 1.00 o'clock a. m;  Sept. 1, 1898, Pacific or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Arrive, 3 30  3 05  ���i Hi  2 CO  '���       1 50  1  3S  15  e  O1G4S  IJlack   Fox.   lied   Fox,   -Jircy  Wolf,  Iti'iii',   HI ai'k   Fox   Frjiel ion,  KimI  Fi-iii-.t.ion,    ('ley      Wolf    Fi-i  and      I', lack       licar       Fra  Mineral      Claims.  Blank  Fox  rlioii,  tion  Leave S :to A.M.    Kaslo Arrive, 3 30 P.M  "   8 55     '���      South Fork  "   si 15     ������       Sproule's  " 10 00     "       W hitew'ite-  ������ 10 os     ���'       Bear Lake  " 10 2n     ���'       McGuigan  ������ 10 34 " Cody Junction " 1  Ait. 10 45     '���       Sandon Leave 1  CODY    LINK.  Leave, ll.oo a.m ��� Sandon ���  Arrive,  11.5:1 a.m  U.l'1   " Ciidy Junction Leave, 11.5o a.m  Arrive. 11.25   "     ��� "(,'odv   ��� "     11..'15 a.m  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr  GEO.  New Denver,  Has been re-ouened under new nian-  a.<rement. The Dininy Room will  always be up to the market, while  the bar will contain .liquors and  cigars that cannot be  quality   and   flavor  in  Old  ���11 id   new  surpassed for  the   Slocan.  lind this  hotel just like  patrons   wi  home.  JACOBSON & CO.  Situate in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Konleiiay District. Where located: In  Caribou Creek Camp, north of Snow Creek.  '���������AKE NOTICE that I. A P. I'.itrick. acting  I as agent lor The Silver Queen Minintr Co..  Limited Liability. Free Miner's Certificate No.  1-I742A. intend,' sixty days from the dale  hereof to apply 10 rhc Mining Recorder for a  certiiieate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaiiiiiii.--.-i Crown ('rant of the above claims.  And lurther take notice that action under section :;7 must, be commenced before the issuance of  such certiiieate of improvements.  Dated this 15th (lay of August. lS!),s.  A. I'. PATRICK.  F. COPELAND,  j Superintendent  I     For cheaii  railroad and steamship tickets  tc  j and from all  points,  apply to  S.  CAMPBELL, Affent, Sandon.  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price  List  L. 2S17 G. 1.  nstanl   Mineral  Clai  T  'lluatt- in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: OnCody  Creek and adj-iiumir the Bolander mineral  claim. L. 2143 G. 1.  UKE NOTICE that I. A. S. Fanvell. sts suri-nt  for A. W. McCune. F. M. C. 01727. \V. L.  Hoge.F.M. C. S308-;. E. V. McCune, F. M. C.  S5322. intend, sixty davs from the date  hereof, to applv to ' the Mining Recorder for a certiiieate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown gran'' of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced liefore the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated thi.-, 11th dav of July. 1898.  A. S. FARWELL.  - Gold, Silver, or Lead, each   i Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   j Gold and Silver   ! Silver and Lead   j Copper (by ElcctmlysN)   ! Gold, Silver. Copper and Lead   i Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   Gold. Silver and Copper   Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Manganese.   Lime, Magnesium. Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth, Tin. Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic. each   Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter. Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms: '.Cash With Sample.  June 20th. 1895.  ���*I .50  3 OO  2 00  2 00  2 OO  ���1 00  2 50  2 50  .'" 00  5 00  2  2 OO  2 00  4 00  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst TEE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 20, 1898.  Sixth Year  MINING  1HlI2��>(-^0 Fi'O 3   I Lieutenant   Bumly   came   out of  their    j shelter a.s though the place htul been full  r~.     ��� ,,     ���      . ,       .... ,    i ofdevil'H and ���!   could   hear  them as-kin-'  ihe lollowmgw a complete- hst. 01 the; each otll(M. for  lieiiVftn>s  Silke what sort  mining transactions recorded curvag tne  "������reek in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive'��� were  as follows :���  LOCATIONS.  Ocr 11���Hamilton,McGuigan creek,F A Davis.  Lo.-ance. south east New Denver, John B  Marten, Dolphns Mero.  Yellow Jacket, Payne mountain,C A Freeman.  Ocr 12���Sandon Fraction, Cody creek, Win  Calla.'-shan.  Oct 13���Ptarmigan. Carpenter, Wm Smirl.  Old Stump, relocation of the Manhattan. Win  Clark.  Pleasant View, relocation of the Quasind, Wm  Anderson.  Alma. Eight Mile, Walter Clough, D A Ross.  Puzzler, bet Eight and Ten Mile creeks, Frank  Byron.  Selkirk, same, Joseph Brandon  Oct 14���Waterloo, adjoining Corucracker, M  L Nicholson.  Iron Mask Fraction, Four Mile, Hugh Brady.  Oct 15 Nellie F, Payne mountain, Wm Jews,  G Weinsuit.  OCT 17���Nellie, north fork Carpenter, W T  Hancocks.  Oct 18���Carbonate King Fraction, Payne  mountain, Henry Dillev.  Belvedere Fraction, ssime, E M Gibson.  ASSESSMENTS.  Oct 11���Perservance.  Oct 14���Baltimore, Manitoba Fraction.  Oct 15���Bee Bee, Havana,Gopher, Grand View-  Oct 17���Mollie, Dardanelles No 2, Giant, Silver  Standard. '  CEKTIKICATK   OF   IMI'HOVEME.N'T.S  Oct 12���Nellie Fraction to B C General Exploration Co, Ltd, Foreign.  THAKKKEHS.  Oct 10���Adirondack/? i/!>, Andrew J Murphy to  Win Eccles, Oct 8, *333.25.  Oct tl���Billy D j, A E Fau<iuier to J H Cory,  June 27.  Merrimac 1, Geo Long to A C Allen, Sept 111.  Silverite j), John Foster to J H Cory, Jan 20.  Oct 14���Mazeppa.Randolph Saunders and An-  drow J Murphy to F J Funicanc. Oct 13.  Lillie A, Frank L Byron to Joseph Brandon,  Oct 13.  Puzzler -V, Frank L Byron to Joseph Brandon,  Oct 13.  Rena B J, Joseph Brandon to Frank L Byron,  Oct 13.  Little Jack J, same to same, Oct 13.  Bristol Extension J, W H Brandon to Frank L  Byron. Oct 1.  Selkirk )., Joseph Brandon to same, Oct 13.  Turris, Drewry, Capello, i in all, Duvid Bremner to Amos Thompson, Oct 13.  Turris J, W W Dines to same, May il.  Oct 14���Eagle Fraction, Ironclad, Eagle,  Emily Edith Fraction, 3/5 in all, M E Kemmel-  meyer to Chas E Hope, Aug 19.  Bobtail Fraction l/G, B A McConkey to Nels  Nelson, Oct 13. >.-.  Bobtail Fraction l/G, same to John Mc.Laehlan,  Oct 13.  Notice of claim laid ito the interest of Wm L  Harper in the Ashkosh mineral claim by Thos  Rouse.   AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Oct 5���Rob Roy. F W Bauer; Vancouver, W  A Bauer; Westminster, N Campbell : Great  Northern, J M Connick; Grand Pacific, J Empey;  Jessie, J B Anderson; Jumbo Fraction, D F  Strobeck.  Oct 6���Gladstone, J R Stephens: Sparrow, J  Empey; Bobbie Burt, V A Johnson.  Oct 8���Dixie, S J Henderson; Alma, H McDonald; Badger, A R Cairns; Brush, W M Wright;  Wright, C L Brush.  Oct 10���Laurel, D B O'Brien: Porto Rico, JS  Parker; Cuba, H McDonald; Reserve, H Brook.  ASSESSJIENTS.  Oct 5���Josh Collins, Mountain Goat, Houser  Fraction, .President Fraction, Two Brothers,  Howser, President, Commodore, Blue Grouse.  Oct 7���Hendryx No 3, Fraction No 2, Blue Jay.  Oct 10���Saloabion, Cariboo Head, Express.  OCT 11���Ophir No 3, Alma.  TRANSFERS.  Oct G���Golden King Y, Granite ��, A Nilson to S  W Peterson.  Oct 7���Iron Club, J Fletcher to T J Proctor.  Oct 10���Brownie \, A Miller to E J Scovil.  Brownie 1/10, E J Scovil to J H Taynton.  Oct 11���Star Pointer, J I.See, Lucky Scott, W  R Ramsdell to R H Ramsdell.  Star Pointer }, R II Ramsdell to E J Matthews.  Red Ochre \, B Flaherty to B.trnctt Lamoure  and J W Livers, $150.  THK    IlKilir.AXOKK-S    LAMKNT.  of hrutes they were up against. By that,  time the whole camp was in an ujiroar.  Every tent had its, visitor, and some of j  them lind half a dozen. Most of the'  men kicked the invaders out and went  to sleep again, but th^re were some who  couldn't stand for land crabs even outside the canvass. A few of 'em sat up  all night pegging away at crabs and  cursing the, country that would produce  such filthy-looking things. On the  square, I believe I'd sooner meet a  Spaniard in the dark than a Cuban crab.  He's so long in the reach."  "Eyah, hell an' rapote���that's phut ut  was," broke in Private "Red" McConnell, in a voice somewhat resembling  that of an excited bull buffalo. "Man  dear, will Oi iver forgit thim ondacent  crabs 'till the day av judgment, Oi dun-  no. Oi disrimimber how long ut was,  but'twas ages ago, there wasli pic-ther  in a sehoolhouse ay ould Kerry, good  luck to her. It was one av thim tin  t'ousand dollar phaintin's wid a gilt  frame on ut, an"t\vas intended to ripri-  sent sowls in tormint. May the good  saints forsake me if thim'powr sowle  wasn't foightin' land crabs���millions av  land crabs, begod. An' to t'inkOi niver  cud belave ontil Baiquiri 't there was  any sich.  "Now, there was Mike Sullivan, of E  Company, an' a d���d foine figure av a  man is that same Michael,���sez he to  me,'Red,' he sez, 'Oi've dhrapped me  prayer heads somewheres. bad luck to  me',"' sez he.    'It's a serious loss  I mairch-ed out yon Sabbath nmeii;-  Fa'radi.u* lac ihe kirk-,  .Theguid bonk-i ma brave niclit hiiim'  An' at ma kni-i- the dirk.  I tried ma best tai- keep ma mind  Frae wurldly vaniiii-s.  But losh. 1 coiildiia think o' ought.  But o' ma brzw new clue*.  When I foreg-athercd i' the king  An' sat me ilium tae hear  Thesairmon that oor chaplain preached,  Nae word'���������'I cauurht ma ear;  Ala mind to thinirs o' earthly dros3  Perpetually strays,     '���     '       :  I caufrht mast-l' a dizzen times  A-tliinkiii' o'my claes.  The sairvice did me little f-uid,  I couidna tell the text,  . An' when we mairelied awa' again  I felt ashamed an' vexed.  These kilts, quo' I, are unco fine.  But as the sniid book says,  It's vanity o' vanities  To wear sic gorgeous claes.  sez Oi,  an' ye're loike to need thim in the  coorse av the week,' Oi sez to Mike.  ���Shtop ut���Shtop yer blanhanderin','  sez he, 'and help me foind thim.'  "Well, Mike goes this, way an' Oi goes  that way, an' there we was phokin'  about in thim t'hall wades afther the  prayer beads, wdiin all av a suddint I  foinds meslif shtandin' forninst theout-  rageousist land crab 't iver come out av  purgatory.  " 'Ah ha, me bucko,' sez Oi; "ye're no  friend av the McConnell family, be the  cut av yer jib,'sez Oi. Wid that,Oi hit  the crawlin' divil a crack wid the toe av  me boot an' be hivins he reached out  wid his mitts for all the wurruld loike  thim things in the tin t'ousand dollar  phaintin', 'ts back in Kerry. Savin' I  knowed the baste was a land crab, I  belave Oi'd have fell dead on the shpot.  "'Mike,' sez Oi: 'Ho, Mike,' and  Michael comes a runnin'. Whin he gits  his eye on the crab the powr divil shuk  like a man wid swamp fever, an' sez he,  That is ut, Red; in the name o'God,  phatis ut?"  " 'Did yez fhoincl the beads?' sez Oi.  " 'Oi did not,' sez he, shakin' loike a  lafe  KKADS    T.IKK   A    DREAM.  The most imaginative writer of fiction  seems unable to conjure up any vision  of .vealth, however dazzling-, which is  not excelled by fact; and- if any daring-  novelist were to weave into a story the  facts which have just come to our  knowledge from an unimpeachable  source, he would be scouted as a dream,  er of impossible dreams.  But let us tell the story in the words  of a California correspondent:���  A miner of the name of Wm. Rogers,  who has just died here, claimed before  his death to have discovered an Eldorado richer than any in history or fiction, and his story is supported by a  sackful of g-olden "nuggets' which'the  man dragged for   hundreds of wearv  OCT *r  miles.  This is the story as I heard it from  his lips : In 1890' Rogers formed one  of a party of four who went prospecting- for gold in the North-West���some  years before the Klondike, disclosed its  treasures.  They took along- with .them a wagon,  drawn by mules, with a full equipment  of tools, guns, ammunition, and pro  visions,   and   set out   on   their  and. in fact, even" line of business, he  adds/ is owned by stock companies, one  interwoven with the other.  G-. A. Pounder, of .Seattle, says the only  chanch for Americans lies in the establishment of. a new town, such as Pearl  City. The principal drawback to the  progress of Honolulu is the reason that  the whole island is oAvned by a few men.  Commercially, the town is very much  overrated. The Chinese do most of the  retail business. Americans can not hope  to compete with them.  Gold lias been found in all the eastern  States, but in quantities so small that it  would not pay to work the deposits.  Across the line in Nova Scotia there are  well known gold-bearing- deposits which  have been worked ������successfully for a  number of years, aiid there is a steady  production' in that province, chiefly  from small, rich mines. Gold has also  been found in the  Province of Quebec.  Sons  -DEALERS IN  H. H. Knox,  Has removed to the  Newmarket  " 'Then run loike hell,' Oi sez, 'fer  there's nothin' but a long wind an' faith  in the Lord'll save yez,'sez Oi.  "Well, he shtarted to run an' I roared  wid laughin'. Back comes Mike, wid his  back up loike a cammile. He jumps  about four fate in the air an' lands on the  thop av the crab and sphread him all  over the landscape. Thin he turns  round an' walks aff, an' divil a wurrud  did he shpake to me for a wake. But  'twas fun whoile ut lash ted���oceans av  fun. Land crabs���Oid sooner thake tay  wid all th' shnakes 'at St. Patrick druv  out av Oireland than sphind an ayenin'  wid one o' them sidewheelin' divils!"���  A. J. Pegler in Minneapolis Journal.  ���JUDGE   M'GUIKB.  LAND    C.KABS.  "Speaking of land crabs," said Ser-  geat Major Young, "they very nearly  frightened the wits out of meat Baiquiri,  and, come to think of it, there were  others who didn't like their looks. AVe  landed at Baiquiri that first night, companies A and B, and a part of Company  PI had only dog tents for shelter, and  after we got them'up there wasn't much  to do except throw out a picket and then  turn in.  "It wasn't such a bad looking camp  ground���that is, before dark���but everything round that country looks mighty  odd after dark falls. The trees are different, the shrubs are different; in fact,  everything is different from what a  man's used to at home. Well, my tent  mate and I crawled into our blankets  and tried to sleep. He succeeded and I  didn't���at least not for a long time. I  was lying there watching the moon come  up through a crack in the canvas, when  suddenly I felt something tug at the  bottom of my blanket. I peered over  my toes trying to locate the joker, at the  same time filled with awful reflections  on centipedes, tarantulas, nigger killers  and other deadly things. At first I  could see nothing, but as the moon rose  a little higher and its dim light shone  through the tent, 1 became conscious of  two hideous-looking arms with oneer-  ous'hands at the end of them, waving  backwark and forward just inside the  Opening.  "You know what a man's imagination  will do, given a pair of llesliless sinus  and immense paws to work on. .Why, I  saw a death's head with grinning jaws,  wagging prophetically between those  waving anus. My tongue clove to the  roof of my mouth and 1 couldn't utter a  sound. All of a sudden that awful  spectre began advancing on me, still  waving its paws. It crawled up my legs  and reached my knees. There it perched and wig-wagged sit me some more.  At that instant I found my tongue, and  the yell 1 gave brought my tent mate to  his knees with a knife in his teeth and j  an army revolver in esich fist.  "'Where is he?'   he  yelled���'did   the   dago knife you?'  "Just then he Ciitigiit. sight of the crab  and vou otiizht to have seen him get from  under.     I followed, the   two   of us howl-,  ing like dervishes.  .When we. got outside  Lieutenant Kennedv came from his ten!  and told us to   make   less   noise or we'd  have the whole Spanish   army   down on  us, so we went back just in time to head  off tlie land ci'.'di.   which   had   possessed;  itself ol the extra pair  of  socks; I had in  my kit and was   making for the swamp  with them.    I caught him   a crack with  the butte of   my musket,   whereupon he  gave up socks,  also   the  ghost, and became a good era!i.    After  that we made ;  things   tight  against crab  invasion and -  tried again to sleep.  ������It wasn't, live minutes until I heard  tie- liiust'nwi'iil yell I'r-iiiilli" direction of  Lieutenant   .Kennedy's    u-nl.     lb-   ami,  The Dawson Nugget.  Our asinine contemporary of the Midnight Sun, strikes  pay dirt  whe-i  he  says of Judge McGuire:   "He had the  respect of the bar and the confidence of  the people."  Words cannot express our  contempt  for   the  Midnight Sun,   the  subsidized organ of the govt., tlie slave  of    monopolies,     the   mouthpiece    of  tyranny.   The editor is a poor, weak,  red-eyed    creature,    with    a   quensy  stomach for our virile brands of whiskey  and a sneaking regard  for cigarettes'  We ourselves have seen him gag at a  strong pipe, and as for chewing tobacco,  he idbes it so   half-heartedly   that  he  swallows the juice.    He is ahvays complaining- of Red Mike's table d'hote, and  says that salt pork makes him bilUous.  His greatest 'dissipation is to wear a  clean shirt,   and  as   for cards he will  never venture beyond casino  and old  maid.  It is rumored that he plays "authors"  with his one compositor, drinks tea and  likes oats.  When we came to this God-forsaken  country the very inhospitality of the  climate provoked all our'fighting; qualities at once. We developed all those  manly qualities which have made us a  prime favorite at the saloon, the dance  hall and poker table. We have never  failed to bluff on a four flush, even if it  took the Washington press. AVe have  put more whiskey down than any two  men in Dawson. We have tried to put  ourselves in touch with the people, also  we think that it may be said of us, also,  that we have "the respect of the bar  (Red Mike's) and the confidence of the  people." When we came to Dawson  the first question we asked w.-is, "Is  then; a government here?" Thev told  us, "Yes."  "Then," said wis. "we're agin it."  Here is where our unfettered proletarian son! showed itself at the first jump.  Such being our manly code, it is not  surprising tiiat we didn't cotton to the  idiot who edits the, Midnight Sun. It is  surprising,'however, to find tlie aforesaid idiot on the same side of the fence  with us with respect to Judge McGuire.  who is to leave us soon for the effete  east. Judge McGuire is an honest  judge. He is not looking for a'rake-off  and in a cold cold country he, lists given  us what .Mr. Hardy' calls "warm  justice." The Judge, we may remark,  is a man with a big M. We have seen  the .lodge take his liquor, and he does  it in a judicial and appreciative way,  something slow coins sure, but effective.  Fhe Judge is near the heart of the peo-  stnd  we know that  uid mack broadcloth  sacrifices to the dignity  ("���nnd-byc.   Judge.  Vo|l.  his boiled shirt  coat   are.   only  of his position.  fere's   lookiit"  stt  long  journey.  For three months they had no luck  whatever, aud had begun to despair of  success, when they came across gold-  bearing rock, which was too poor, however, to work;  From this period they began to experience such a mixture of good and  bad fortune as has rarely, if ever, fallen  to the lot of man. Their mules died,  and the miners had to abandon their  wagon and the bulk of their tools and  provisions. Laden with as much as  they could cany, thej7' prosecuted their  search on foot, over high mountains,  through deep ravines, and across  treacherous marshes.  When their supply of food Avas exhausted and they were almost dead  from constant fatigue' and exposure,  they struck the lanaua river, and with  it the gold they had so lon��- sought.  Here they camped, and while one  member of the party hunted moose and  cariboo to keep body and soul together,  the remaining three panned out gold  nuggets witli such effect that within  three weeks, to use Rogers' words, they  had got enough ��� gold to "fill a full-  sized whiskey barrel"���much more, in  fact, than their combind strength could  move-  But, meanwhile, though they had in  three weeks won sufficeiit gold to make  them all rich men for life, they were  starving; so they buried their gold and  wandered on in search of food.  Within a few" days they reached such  a treasure-house of gold" as man's eyes  had probably never seen. The gold was  lying in huge nuggets, heavier than  any of them could lift. Many of the  nuggets weighed 200 pounds, and each  of them, as it was almost pure gold,  represented a value ot at least ��1.0,000.  But the men were dying of starvation, and a hundred such nugjrets could  not procure them a loaf of bread. Louis  Cavanaugh was the first to fall and  die. They nursed him for a-few days,  and when' he died he was buried under  a pile of "rock of gold," the most costly  tomb that ever "covered a man's remains.  "To carry away the gold that was  simply lying exposed on the surface  at that one spot, the edge of a creek,  would take 50 wagons and hundreds of  horses," Rogers declared, as he lay on  his death-bed.  The three survivors wandered hundreds of miles in the hope of meeting-  some Alaskan Indians who would help  them to transport the gold, or, at any  rate, give them food ; for game was so  scarce that it was hopeless to remain in  the district  It was Campbell who died next of  malarial fever;' and his death struck  the remaining two men with panic  Though they had followed the gold for  80 miles without coming to the end of  it, and though they were, lords of scores  of millions of pounds, thev fled from it  all.  Then came a terrible journey back  to civilization���and bread. The horrors of that journey haunted Rogers  like a nightmare to the last, and killed  Stokes before a quarter of the "tale"  was told.  After a month of terrible privations  and fatigues, stumbling blindly along  day after day. and hugging his sack of  nuggets, Rogers, the pitiful survivor of  the party, met ;i friendly tribe of Indians, who gave him food and nursed  him back to health again.  He never fully recovered, however,  and died within a short time of reaching" his home. He left behind him a  full account of his journey aud a rough  map of the region where his millions  sire lying.  Hens, then, is a   treasure which will  make  its  finder richer  probably  than  all tiu;  world's great  millionaires  put  together.  Who will find it?  Block anil is prepared to repair  every 'description of  Disabled  Watches.  Farm Produce, Fruits,  and vegetables. oka���aga��� -^  <3 ~*"��-rv -���        *-' w p   O. BRUCE'S LANDING  For the convenience of the trade a stock is always kept on hand in the  Jelland Building, SANDON. Mines supplied at wholesalerates. Cars  loaded with Produce, Fruits and Vegetables are run into the Slocan every  TEN DAYS, and orders can be delivered en route.  anaon  9   ��  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call .again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDON &��� BARRETT  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.        . ,  STEGE fcAVISON,       -       -       -       -      '- -       Proprietors.  to-goo-aotto-ti-jPOoaa-jji-gttSiB-jto'S'gc  raww  .Mr  {pajr^S  'CALLUm &CO.,   Dealers in ���������-   ��  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOCAN GITY, B.C.  New  Dress  Goods,  affsFgoi}  <xv\d  fafioi]-sF  #���  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.  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  TU *   108 Bishopsgate St.  lllV (within.)  Britishi~.ENG:  Columbia  Review  ">0 per annum  To Brokers, Mining  Engineers, owners of  Alining Claims. 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