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The Ledge Oct 13, 1898

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 \  Volume VI.   No,. 2.  NEW DENVER, B. C, OCTOBER 13, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  SILVER MOUNTAIN i  IN   AND    AltOUT    THE   sr.OCAX.  cs  ��*aS��8S��BSSgS SS i3ft%*B2&$%B%mtt$8  When the pioneers of tlie Slocan cut  the discovery posts for the famous  Payne and Slocan Star, little did they  think that ledges would be found in the  mountain to the west of them that in all  probability will equal either of these  great galena'ore producers. Leaving  Slocan lake where New Denver is now  situated Carpenter and Provost had to  climb the northwest slope of what is  now known as Silver mountain. They  made no discoveries here and passed on  to Payne mountain.  But if subsequent developments prove  the properties as good as they indicate  on the surface, the discoveries lately  made on this side of Silver mountain  will make mines that will add fame to  the Slocan and give to New Denver at  least five more producing properties,  -situated within a radius of two miles of  the town.  The late strikes that have caused such  a revival of interest in this mountain  were made on the Marion, Mowich and  Eclipse. In the Marion Geo. Alexander, Jas Merino and Angus Mclnnes  nre interested. Two parallel leads have  been traced on this claim several hundred feet'and ore struck.  On the Mowich seven inches of galena  is showing. Neal Gething, George  Aylard and Con Fielding are the Owners. ��� They are erecting a cabin and  vwill push work all winter.  Four men are employed on the  .Eclipse driving a tunnel to tap the lead.  Fifty feet have been run, with about 30  feet'more to make. IT. T. Bragdon has  a bond on this claim and owns the  Stella .adjoining, on which property he  is to erect a cabin for winter accommodations.  Work is being pushed 011 the Convention by A. E. Fauquier ancl AI Behne,  the owners. This claim adjoins the  Marion, and the same leads are running  through it.  The Merrimac adjoins the Convention and has the same ore bodies running through it. Tt is the property of  Nate Tucker ancl Geo. Long.  A 40-foot ledge is being developed on  the Sandow, located above the Eclipse.  Phil Hickey has been working the property all summer and is driving two  tunnels side by side on the lead, which  is said to be the Alamo-Idaho lead.  Herman Clever has six men ivorking  on the Lost Tiger and Missing Link.  A cabin is being' erected to accommodate the men, who will work the  propertv all winter. Trails have been  ���cut to and about the property. Two  strong ledges are showing.  Messrs. Nicholson, Pyman, Brindle,  'Colter and Thompson are pushing work  on the Anglo-Saxon group, situated  just east and above the Mountain Chief.  They have a 40-fopt lead to work on,  and the ore is thickly galena specked.  On another of the claims in the group a  strong galena-copper ledge has been  uncovered. A Grail,is now being cut to  the property. A cabin and other buildings will be put up and work pushed  property has been well advertised and  is extensively known. No work has  been done on it since A. W. McCune  bought the two-thirds interest of Williamson and Holtz, but a force of men  will in all probability be  thereon in the near future  $6,000 worth of work has  this property and the ore  up :to a depth  eral  hundred  put to work  .    As much as  been put on  body shown  of GO feet ancl for sev-  feet   on    the   surface.  throughout tlie winter.  There are several other properties  adjoining these that have promising  showings, but on which no work is  .being clone.  With the addition of the properties on  -which these big finds have just been  made to the list of producing mines  with headquarters at New Denver, it  will give this place prominence as a  mine producing centre. The discoveries are not mere float finds. The  ���ore veins have been uncovered and  traced for hundreds of feet and indicate  that Silver mountain is loaded from  base to summit with galena ore. For  some years past the California and  Mountain Chief have been theonly properties that attracted attention to this  slope of the mountain, though on the  eastern slope are situated the Alamo,  Idaho, and other big properties that  have been prominent producers for three  or four years. The reason of this has  been that very little prospecting has  been done on this side until this summer. There is so much float, and bedrock is so difficult to reach on this side  of the mountain that the necessary  capital ancl work has not been forthcoming to find the leads, and properties  wherethe late finds have been made  have lain dormant ever since they were  staked. As soon as work could be clone  in the early summer, and operations  were resumed on the California, the  owners of adjoining properties started  a systematic search for the precious  stuff. Sluicing was done here and  there, trenches dug, and stringers followed into the mountain, with the result  that excellent ore bodies have been  traced from near the base of the double  peaked mountain to its summit. With  the further development of these properties the California and Mountain  Chief will have some strong competitors  for the lead on the northwestern slope.  Several car loads of ore were shipped  from the Fidelity and hundreds of tons  of zinc galena' ore is on the dump.  There are three claims in this group,  the Fidelitv, Cracker Jack and Frisco.  On the Frisco about 82,000 worth of  work has been done, and on the Cracker  Jack the lead is well prospected.  To the west of the Fidelity and running to the lake shore is situated  the  Bosun, lately taken over by the Northwest Mining Syndicate and being now  operated by j\fr. Sandiford.    Although  this mine has only been working about  90 days it has shipped 140 tons of high-  gTade galena" ore.'   Twenty-five men  are employed on it and the force will  soon be increased to probably 40.   This  property is being worked by Mr.,Sandi-  ford in a model manner.   All the men  employed on it are permitted to live at  home and'come and go  to their'work  every night ancl morning.   Two shifts  are "being    worked   on  all   of   the  openings.     Two   tunnels   are    being  driven on the lead and ore is taken out  of both. ��� The shaft is down 60 feet anl  drifting each way is being pushed. The  ore chute" continues strong- in every  opening   and   regular   shipments   are  being made from the dumps.    A, good  road'has been built from the lake shore  to the workings and the ore is shipped  from the   Bosun   landing,   half a mile  distant from New Denver.   It is highly  probable that in a short time a tunnel  will be driven from the lake shore and  the   property worked   principally   by  this   opening.    The   ledge   has   been  traced from the present workings to the  lake shore.  Between the Bosun and New Denver  are located the Lake Shore. K. D. Fraction, ancl Neglected. All of these  properties start from the lake shore ancl  work enough has been done on them to  demonstrate the presence of strong  leads. Above them are several other  promising properties. On the Mamere  a shaft has been sunk 30 feet on a good  ledge, and on the Queen City considerable work has also been done. With  the development of these properties  some good finds will undoubted be  made.'  Harry  Pyman  left Monday for Los  Angeles, Cal.  The Spokane fruit fair is said to be  the best ever held there.  Work has''been commenced on the  Marion, Silver mountain.  Ore was struck in the lower tunnel of  the Wakefield on Sunday.  A. S. Williamson, of Fidelity note, is  now located at Cascade City.  The Payne, near Sandon, is at present the greatest'mine in Canada.  The Idaho will ship about 600 tons in  October. Valuable ore has been found  in the old tunnels.  Mr. Maguire, of,the Idaho, visited the  Bosun Tuesday, and predicts a great  future for the mine.  Major Furlong has a few men working on the Black Grouse, on the north  fork of Carpenter creek,  of 10 tons of ore  is being packed  ROSSI. AND   ailXIXG   N'JBWS.  Twenty-five men  the Centre Star.  are employed   on  Another shipment  from the California  from the mine to the wharf  An assay was obtained last week of  S7.60 in gold and 215 ounces in silver  from the Hope claim, on Goat mountain,  near New Denver. The property is  owned by 'the. Selkirk Mining- Co.  The management of the Ruth mines  report the shipment of 505 tons of ore  during the month of August, and that  the estimated profit upon the shipment  amounts, to ��5,250.  P. A. O'Farrell, the well-known  .writer, is visiting the Lucerne of  America with a view of ������writing.in his  glowing and vigorous style a description of the mining possibilities of the  wonderful Slocan.  A. W. McCune, part owner of Payne  and several other properties close, to  New Denver, is credited with having  contributed ��25,000 to the democratic  state committee in Utah where he is  making the race for political honors.  George Long- and his partners have  sold the Havana, ou the north fork of  Carpenter creek, to Maurice Gintz-  berger. of Vancouver. This claim was  .-it one time called the Silver Key.!  Long and Tucker have a contract to  run 50 feet of tunnel upon it.  Some good ore is coming into the  Gertrude workings.  Three feet of ore is in the bottom of  the 25-foot shaft on the Novelty.  The Deer Park compressor was started up last week and is moving nicely.  On the Abe Lincoln the ore body has  widened to the full width of the workings.  Eastern capital is after the Pearl and  Ruby, also the Legal Tender and Pack  Train.  The Monte Christo has been shut  down pending an examination of the  property.  New reduction works at Silica are  completed and shipments of two cars a  day have commenced.  The B.A.C. has shipped 1,000 tons of  ore from the Columbia-Kootenay and  No. 1 as a smelter test.  A slip at the bottom of the Giant  shaft has displaced the ledge ancl the  workings are temporarily out of ore.  The Iron Mask this week lets the eon-  tract for the erection of a new 10-driil  compressor that it will install at once.  The Le Roi shipped 3,289 tons last  week. The mine is employing 295  men, and the force is being steadily increased.  The machinery for the  new   compressor   plant    is  About 245 men  are employed on the  property.  A contract has been let for work on  the Mountain Chief, and the company  expects to have 100 tons of ore for shipment as soon as the snow comes.  i'TRAFFIG IN. SILVER  War Eagle's  The commercial movement of silver  during the present year shows some  changes which do not altog-ether agree  with the course of prices, nor explain  the present comparatively high quotations for the metal. Although there  are now large exports made from the  United States and from Australasia  directly to China, London remains the  chief silver market, and it is to the  London returns that we must look for  the most important statistics of the  movement.  The value of the imports of silver into  Great Britain shows this year a very  considerable decrease. "For eight  months ending August 31st the British  Board of Trade returns give the total at  ��8,781,950, against 511,665,526 in 1897,  showing a decrease of 82,873,576, or 24.7  OF   TjOCAIj   ixteuest.  Lying a short mile to the northeast of  New Denver is Goat mountain, on  which several good. looking quartz  ledges have been found, assaying well  up in gold, silver and copper. It is  here, bordering on the lake, that the  Mollie Hughes group is located. Twenty  men were until recently employed oil  this property by the Northwest Syndicate. The property was being developed in every way satisiactory to all  concerned, and rich ore was being  taken out, but an extension of time  would not be given on the bond by the  owners and the Syndicate refused to  make the second payment, although it  had spent some 810,000 on the property,  in erecting bunk houses, ore sheds, etc.  The probability is that a small force of  men will be set to work on the openings  and the ore in sight stoped and shipped  by the owners this winter, if one of the  deals now being negotiated is not consummated. Several shipments have  been made from the Mollie Hughes and  the returns have been most satisfactory  Considerable work will be put on  adjoining properties this fall and winter  Preparations are  opening* of the new  first.  being made for the  opera house on the  On the southwestern slope of the same  mountain is Fidelity bluff at the base of  which   the Fidelitv is situated.    This  With such a bright future assured for  the town every loyal New Denverite  has entered into the race with renewed  vigor and increased energy to make  this the commercial ancl residential  centre of the Slocan. The demand for  homes and business blocks will be supplied by capital here waiting- investment, and everv inducement is offered  to people intending to make the Slocan  theii permanent residence to locate  here. The number of men of family  employed in and about the developing  mines close by is steadily increasing-  and instead of" being a town of migratory prosoectors of long ago New  Deliver has reached the proud distinction of being the home town of the  Slocan Its homes are substantially  built and erected with an eye to comfort  and convenience; its places of business  well stocked with general merchandise;  its banking institution the strongest  ancl safest in the land, its hotel accommodations the best, and its public halls  as good as any in Kootenay. These  important accessories to a live town,  combined with the fact that this is the  government centre of the division, and  is supplied with ample government  building's, and is the home of the gold  commissioner, who is also stipendiary  magistrate and deputy court registrar,  make New Denver what it aspires to  be, the business ancl residential centre  of the division.  The New Westminster fair opened on  the 5th, and it promises to be the most  successful ever'held in the Royal city.  Church of England services on Sunday next, October 16th, in the Mission  Room at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. All are  invited to attend.  John Brown, an old pioneer of the  mining section of B.C., died ofphneu-  monia" at the 150 Mile House, near  Ashcroft, last week.,  M. A. Wilson has removed his tailor  establishment to Rossland, where business will be resumed under the old firm  name of Wilson Bros.  The foundation is being laid for R.  B. Kerr's brick office building-, next to  the opera house. It will be 18x32 feet,  entirely of brick and stone, and will be  the only brick building in the town.  J. G. Main returned to Sandon this  week from a visit to Nova Scotia. Pie  says that in that province few people  have heard of the Slocan, while most of  them have heard of the Le Roi. Another proof that this country needs'advertising.  Dangerous as are the holes in the  Sixth street sidewalk, they are allowed  to remain without fixing. Sunday  evening while ��-oing to church an aged  lady stepped into one and fell to'the  ground, receiving a slight but painful  injury to the limb and a severe shaking  up. The proper officer should take the  matter in hand and see that repairs are  made before someone is senouslv hurt.  Twenty men are employed on the Mas-  cott. . The new compressor building is  nearing completion, and the pant will  be in running- order in five weeks.  Two more mines Avere last week  added to the shipping list���the No. 1  and Columbia-Kootenay. Shipments for  the week amounted to 4,109 tons. At  sin approximate value of 8124,270.  The management of the Iron Mask  company has decided to develop the  property on a scale somewhat commensurate with its merits. A new 10-drill  electrical compressor is to be installed  at once. The force will be practically  doubled. Shipments will be carried on  at the rate of about 250 tons per week.  SIjOCAX    CITY'S    AT   HOME. *  The   "At   Home".given   by   Knox  church, at the Music Hall, on Wednesday evening last, was an "occasion."  The program was one in which elocutionists and star musicians were con-  spicious by their absence; nor did the  actors belong to any of those tribes  of nomadic banditti",   who   scour this  western Province and whose only motto  is that it is more blessed to receive than  to give.    Tt was   in every sense an at  home.   Everything was brief,   simple  and to   the   point."   The  event of the  evening was the presentation to Miss  Williamson���the   popular   organist   of  Knox church���of a handsome clock and  parlor-lamp as a token  of appreciation  of faithful  services,   to  which   she responded by singing,  "Blest be the tie  that binds?'   A   noval   feature of the  program was the proposing of toasts to  the Queen, the miners and the ladies,  which was responded to respectively by  the   choir sinking the "National "Anthem," Jolly Good Fellows" and "Good  Night Ladies."   This  done the  ladies  brought   coffee,   cake and sandwiches  and then all admitted that it was well  for them   to be there.    Thus  a  happy  and profitable evening  was  spent and  those who missed it missed it. X.L.  per cent. This represents a slightly  greater decrease in quantities, since the  range of prices has been a little higher  this~year than last. The United States,  as usual, furnished the larger part of  this silver, and its shipments to London  showed a decrease proportionately less  than that of the total. They were this  vear' ��5,843,534, against 86,660,319 in  1897, the falling off being ��816,785,  or  12.3 per   cent.    American silver was  66.4 per cent, of the total receipts,  against 56.9 per cent, last year. There  was a decrease of ��293,893^ or 22.9 per  cent, in the receipts from Mexico and  South America, which were ��990,308  this year. The most important decrease  in proportion, though not in actual  amount, Avas in the imports from European countries, which are usually very  variable in quantity. The receipts  from Australasia were small, amounting this year to only ��46,644. Nearly  all the "silver from" the Broken Hill  mines now goes direct to China, the  receipts at London being chiefly from  New Zealand and Tasmania.  The total shipments of silver from  Great Britain for the eight months ending August 31st were reported as follows :  Great disgust, oft repeated, exists over  the official mismanagement.   It is most  scandalous.   You can't get a letter at  the post unless you pay a couple of dollars on the side' a la Pooh Bah, to the  J official there.   Otherwise you camp for  a day or two in front of the office.   The  other iniquities, such as selling conses-  eions illegally, 10 per cent, royalty, etc.,  are well known.   As soon as the Canadian Government know the truth the  whole crowd of vampires will be fired  out from Major Walsh downwards.  The  gross corruption is notorious.  TIPS   IN   THE   YUKON.  Cliina   Japan   British East Iiulias   Total to the East���  European countries   African "    Other -    Total   1897.  6   158,y8G  40.0UO  4,410,146  IRIS.  ��  411,511  ISO  3.852,218  �����1,51:1,13:;   ��1,263,000  7.778,657  144.627  356,990  4,633,083  428,74S  211,055  Yukon    Administrative   Changes.  A dispatch from Ottawa states that  Mr VV. H. P. Clement is to be a member of the Yukon Council and legal  adviser to Commissioner Ogilvie. It is  stated that Mr. Wade will return in the  spring as Crown prosecutor. Mr. Clement is making his arrangements to go  to the Yukon "He will leave at once  and will join Mr. Gordon Hunter at  Vancouver. It is thought at Ottawa  that with these changes in the Yukon,  the charges of scandal will disappear.  FOUND    DEAD    IX    THK    WOODS.  Judge    Walkem's   Decision.  Judge Walkem has decided that a  mineral claim crown granted since the  statute of 1893 does not carry with it  the absolute right to the surface of the  claim. Also that a crown grant to a  claim does not convey the water-rights  on the said claim, as the principle of  riparian ownership has been abrogated  bv the Water-Privileges Act of 1892.  Sunday morning a dispatch was received from Nakusp summoning Dr.  '.rouse to go there at once to hold an  inquest over tlie remains of a woman  found in the woods close to town. It  proved to be the body of Lottie Davis,  of the town, who has resided in Nakusp  for some time. An inquest was held  and the facts were brought out that the  woman was a heavy drinker and had  evidently wandered into the woods  while temporarily insane or under the  influence of liquor, and had died from  exposure to cold. She had apparently  become lost in the thicket and became  exhausted from her efforts to find her  way out. It was evident that she had  been dead some davs.  KINDLY   APPRECIATED.  We desire to sincerely thank the people of New Denver, and more especially  the members of the K. of P. lodge, for  their great kindness and unsolicited  generosity in the interest of myself,  and my assurance is given that even-  care will be taken in the expenditure of the funds raised to the end that  I may regain my health and return to  New Denver to prove my appreciation  to so many kind friends."  Harry Pyman,  Mr. and Mux. F. Pyman.  ��12,700,336   ��0,537,395  The total exports, therefore, decreased ��3,261,941, or 25.1 per cent., a ratio  only a little greater than that of the  dimunition in imports. The East is  responsible for only a small portion  of the decrease, its "takings this year  being less by only ��255,223, or 5.6 per  cent' The most important loss was in  the exports to European countries, and  that is found chiefly in the Russian purchases, which amounted this year to  ��1,1S4,215, against ��1,819,533 a year  ago, when the government was taking-  large quantities of silver for its new  coinage. The sales to other European  countries are chiefly of silver for use in  the arts, and the only important  changes shown are those to France,  which increased from ��310,698 to ��1,-  977,415. This was caused by some  government purchases early in the  year. The increase in the exports to  Africa went to Egypt and the East  Coast.  Purchases by Spain, which have been  so much talked of this year, make a  very small showing in the statistics.  The total shipments from London to  that country were only ��'137,821 this  vear. while'in L897 they reached a total  of ��702,000.  We have not the figures for the exports from Australasia to countries  other than Great Britain, but the production of the chief mines has not  varied greatly from that of last vear.  The movement from the United States  directly to the Last also .shows this year  a considerable decrease from last. For  the eight months under review the  shipments from San Francisco were  $5.856,372, being less by $2,718,697, or  30.9 per cent., than they wi},re last year.  The silver market this year shows a  large decrease in demand or sales, with  a very nearly proportionates, decrease in  the offerings, and a moderate but well  maintained increase in quotations.���  London, Eng., Mining Journal.  Mr. Charles Magee, president of the  Ottawa Bank, has returned to Ottawa  from a visit to the Pacific coast He  visited Seattle and other points and  talked there  about the Yukon.   "The  boom seems to have burst and the great  rush is now to get home again," he said,  "as there are over 20,000 men about  Dawson City   who   cannot get either  work or claims.  I crossed from Victoria  to Seattle with over 500 who had arrived from St. Michael's, and a sadder and  more disappointed-looking lot of men  you never saw.   Several were carried  on board, being too ill to walk.   They  all seemed to be pleased to get back to  civilization again.   Yes, I talked with  many of the men about the complaints  against    the   Canadian   Government  officials in Dawson, and if one half they  say is true, favoritism and official corruption  are running  riot there, and  Canada is being disgraced in the eyes  of men from all' parts of the world.  The  chief complaints' are made against the  gold commissioner's office and the post  "office.   The officials of the latter get as  much as a dollar a letter delivered to  the   owners   from   the   side   door,   or  brought to them.   Judge McGuire was  highly spoken of as an  honest, staight-  forward man. but all the others either  took   bribes or tips   (as some of these  men called it) or   winked   at   it being  done by those under them.    Some allowances, of course, should be made on  account of the majority of these returning- having failed in getting g*old, but  there must be some ��� truth in their reports, and the Government should institute a searching investigation."  THK    PIjEBESCITE    IN    CANADA.  The London Daily News publishes an  interview with Sir Charles Tupper,who,  referring to the result of the plebescite  in Canada, said it was a serious blow to  the prohibition movement.  The people,  he declared, felt that the government  was not in earnest, and that even if a  large majority was secured no action  would be taken, and this paralyzed  the effort. He believed that the temperance cause did not poll anything* like its  full strength. Referring to Principal  Grant's utterances, he said that the  government had very few supporters  even in his own Presbyterian assembly.  Sir Charles claims that when he was  minister of customs he carried through  the most stringent and thorough prohibitory law that was ever enacted.  Kast Kootenay   Copper Prospects.  FROM    THE    KIjOXDIKE.  Edward Schofield arrived last week  in Jvossland from Spokane and intends  probably to take up his residence there,  says the Times. He is satisfied that  this part of the world possesses far  more opportunities than the euphemus-  tically called Golden Klondike, from  whence he has just returned. Mr.  Schofield says that all the talk about  the distress this winter is nonsence.  They have all tho provisions in Dawson  that'they can use in two years. It is  quite probable, however, that many  may have to eat the bread of idleness,  though���as work is going to be scarce-  East Kootenay is coming to the front  as a copper producing district. During  the past season considerable work was  done upon the claims located upon  Pyramid and Alki creeks and the north  fork of St. Mary's river. The most extensive work in this vicinity has been  performed by Captain T. D. Petty,  formerly of Nelson! who is representing  an old country syndicate called the  Pyramid Kootenay Company. Captain  Petty has had from 3o to 40 men employed on the claims owned by this  company, and on each of them from  ���3500*to $1,000 worth of work has been  doin-., while on several four or five times  this amount has been expended. The  Comstock has a good showing of mineral and the largest ledge or vein. The  mineral is copper and silver with some  gold. The Granite, Washington and  Milton claims are the next in import  anee: they all carry galena and copper  sulphides. Development work will be  continued during the winter, and contracts have been let for several feet of  tunnels and drifts.  The West Indian migratory crab is  the only creature that is born in the  sea, attains maturity in fresh water and  passes its adult life on land.  Japan is a corruption of the Chinese  word Shipen-Kue, which means "root  of day," or "sunrise kingdom," because  Japan is directly east of China.  Seventy-five cents is not much, but it  will buy you loo first-class envelopes  with your name and address printed in  the "return to" corner.  Neither  jump.  camels   nor   elephants   can THE LEDG-E, NEW DEN VER, B.C., OCTOBER 13, 1898.  Sixth Tear  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months $ .75  Six " 1.25  Twelve "        ..' 2.00  Three years  o.oo  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first iri  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondenee from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pajjer if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rant  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  THURSDAY/, OCTOBER 13. 1898.  We notice papers in different parts  of the country complaining about a  lackof Ipcarsupport. It is different  in New Denver. By looking* through  oiir columns with a microscope' the  magnificent support we receive can  be plainly seen. Alter we haye d,bne  our best to provide the town and "the  Slocan with a presentable sheet it is  pleasing to know ' tii'at the people  appreciate our efforts and that we are  not eniirelylwithout ads.  FULL    OF    DECEPTION,  The world is full' of deception.    It  is found every where, and seems l;o  be  inoperable from human' existence.   When we are young an innocent we take everything for granted,  but as age advances we learn that  things are not always as they seem.  We find out that often a woman who  looks like an angel is only made lip  with paint, cotton and other trifles.  We also find'that some fellows deal  from the bottom when they" appear  to slide the cards from the top ' of the  deck"..'. Booze often travels under ah  alias and has its spirit dampened to  a'whisper by aqua pura.  The parson  tells about a hell where ice water has  never been located,   and' we have to  croak',to'prove the1 truth'of his'asser-  tion.   The doctor looks   wise,   says  you halve eppeh'dicetis, or'something  else with a hu'gh! name,.givesi'yoii a  piece of paper with some Latin' on  it, pocket's a fee,' and you' do th'e'* rest.  The   lawyer   tells you, yqu are all  right;'you are sure to win the case,  it'you will'only'retain his services.  The editor assures you that his paper  has the'largest circulation b'n earth,  when he' knows deep down  in his  heart   that' he lies.   Thus it is all  along the line, but the greatest deception of all is to fool a man on his  grub;   that is,   the   material   with  which he feeds the inner man, the  hungry cuss who always chews the  lining of your stomach if yon do not  satisfy him.   We once,  in this great  and   silvery   Slocan   country,   saw  those welcome  words,   "Lamb with  Mint Sauce," on  an  elaborate menu  in a fine restaurant.   We had traveled for   many   miles to once   more  feast  on   such a dish.     When   the  polite waiter set it down in front of us  and we discovered that it was mutton,  43 years of age, can you feel surprised when  we mention the fact that  our last hope in the truthfulness of  human  nature  went up the flume?  Mutton,   so old,   and   yet we   had  thought it was the nice, gentle spring  lamb we were fed upon before the  Slocan hills  had hardened our feet,  and���well that is all.    Deception and  Slocan lamb are brothers.  ments and predictions of the gold  men in the. last"campaign have come  true with a vengeance. They insisted that there was plenty of gold  in the world. They declared that it  was one of the most common of minerals and argued that it "was found in  all parts of the world. They asserted  that new processes arid newly discovered fields would supply sufficient  quantities to meet the demand vacated bv silver. But in their wildest  dreams few of them imagined that  there could be too much of this precious and sacred metal. And now  comes President ; Hendnx of the  American Bankers' Association in a  remarkable "address before hundreds  of-bankers assembled in annual session at Denvfer. Among other things  here is what he said:  '"Every banker has his eye on  the enormous gold production of the  world. From figures at hand it appears that the world's gold production for 1897 was $240,000,000, coinage value, and that in less than ten  years the annual yield has doubled  and is now greater than the combined production of both gold and  silver ten years ago. The estimate  of the gold production for 1898, based  on the large returns already in, is  $275,000,000. The money stock of  gold Jan. 1, 1894, in the whole world  was $3,965,900,000���the supply ac-.  cumulated since gold began to be  used as money. The five years' production since, including the estimate for 1898'will, Jan.' 1, 1899, be  $1^097,000,000, coinage value, or 27  per cent, of the* accu'mulated gold  money stock of ���the'world as it stood  just five years before. Of course' a  large amount of the annual product  of the gold is used by the industrial  arts; but,' making full allowance for  this, the fact remains that the morey.  stock of gold has increased more than  20' per centY iri' 'five years'.' If the in-  crease continues we have a bigger  question than.'we now appreciate.'"  The disreputables of Dawsoii' were  "rounded* up": recently by orders  fr'om^Wrn. Ogilvie, the,! new - jt'dmin-'  istrator in the Jukon,'and fines were  imposed footing up $10,000. Nothing  small about that,11 when ' it is remembered that this is only a starter, and  that otherhauls' are to be 'mad6 at  regular intervals..'..   'NOW   I   LAY   ME.'  Near the campfire's flickering light,  In my blanket bed I lie,  Gazing through the shades of night  At the twinkling stars on high.  O'er my spirits in the air  Silent vigils seems to keep.  As I breathe my childhood's prayer,  '���Now I lay me down to sleep.  Sadly sings the whip-poor-will  In the boughs of yonder tree,  Laughingly the dancing rill  Swellstne midnight melody.  Foemen may be lurking near  Iii the canyon dark and deep-  Low I breathe in Jesus' ear:  "I pi-ay the Lord my soul to keep."  'Aiid those stars oiie face I see���  One'the Savior turned away���  Mother, who in infancy  ; Taught nay baby lips to pray.  Her sweet spirit hovers hear,  In this lqiiely mountain brake-  Take' me td: her. Savior,: dear,  "If I should die before I wake."  Fainter grogs'the flickering light.  ���' Aseaeh ember Slowlydies;  ,  Plaintively the .birds'of night   ,  Y Fill the air with saddening crieB.  Over me they seem to cry:  "You may never moro a wane."  Low I lisp:   "If I should die,  I lira j- the Lord my soul to take.  "Now I lay me down to sleep,  I pray the Lord my soul to keep;  If I should die before I wake,  I pray the Lord my soul to take.''  --Old Scrapbdok.  #3,000,000   GONE   IN    A   FLASH.  BAi<BiiJkkAJteabJ-(haU  I Uli ft Tim Hill Mil  ��mi��*H  amk of. Montreal  -Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     89$ 850.04  ;HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTBBAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Ropal, G-.C.M.Gr. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all Darts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. B FINUCANE, Manager;  A   POS1TIVK   FACT.  A mining paper published on the  coast says that* the first ore f.hipped  from the Slocan was packed from the  AVhitewater to Kaslo. This is not so.  Jim Wardner had the first ore shipped out of the Slocan packed from the  Freddiey Lee to Nakusp.  DOOM    OK     THK     (.OLD    STAND AIID.  We  occasionally  hear a remark  stating that we do not boom the great  prospects of the' Slocan as much as  we might.    If the people who complain would do less talking and put  up more money the  matter could be  adjusted to a nicety.  It takes money  to pay expert writers to visit mines  and prospects for the purpose of writing them up.    We have written and  advertised the Slocan more than anyone else,   and occasionally we have  been, thanked,   while upon   a few  occasions we have received a meal  upon the strength of a probable write-  up.    If the mine and claim owners as  well as business ��� men of the Slocan  were thoroughly alive to the advantages of a first-class paper extensively  circulated  upon   the  outside    they  would not need to be very long without it.  .We have all the facilities' for  printing the finest paper in Canada,  and when generosity and enterprise  break out in this great silver camp  we may expect to do something that  will turn the attention of millions of  capital in this direction.   At present  we are like a fool a fishing.    We  keep   throwing   our   hook into   the  water although the fish have gone up  some other creek.  A Klondike Telegraph Line "Which Was  Wrecked by the Atlantic Cable.  Long ago���in 1863-64���there was no  cable between Europe and America.  Transatlantic news-^-even': during the  exciting episodes of the civil war���was  ahvays about a fortnight' old. The attempt to make a cable connection had  ended disastrously, and in'this juncture  of affairs was organized a gigantic enterprise, looking to the connection of  the United States with Europe ��� via  Klondike and' Bering sea. * Most' electricians 'and t;eiegraph experts had  'made up their minds that 40 miles���  which was the distance across the strait  represented the longest a submarine  cable could be successfully worked.  A company was formed, and what  was known in those days as Russian  extension stock went, off at a premium  of 60 per cent, in 1865 the 'line between  New'Westminster and :the Yukon river  was surveyed,' found -to bCpracticable,  and traversed completely the- present  Klondike region. Y " , ���  ,;The line was expected to be finished  !in'l867. ��� Even the tariff Cor -messages  was fixed at ��5 (��25) per message. 'The  receipts were 'estimated to yield about  39,000^000''per'aiinum.' The-''line* "was*  ���actually,:constructed' from' New- Westminster along the present route of,-the  Canadian Pacific railway to Ashcroft,  where it was continued'north toward.  Bering Sea to Fort Stager, three oi; .'foil r.  hundred miles beyond Quesnelle. This  !lirte i's;at the present momerit in opera-  'tibhin'a portion1 of the Cariboo country.  Then, in'f th<J!nilclst of the ;whole-btisij  ness, after three years of hard 'work,'  came like a'thunderclap the news, that  'the Atlantic cable was asuc'eess., Three  million dollars had been expended, yet  'the next day Russian extension Stock',  was not.worth the printer's ink oh its  surface.���London' Mail. ���������      :l ���   '���*: -' ���  De mot-kin' "bird done hide he head-  Hit mos' too cool rer sing;  De alligator gone ter bed  En won't wake up 'twell spring.  Col' time in d�� country.  Col' time in de town;  Ketelrdat cane juice di-appiii' sweet,  En shake dem 'simnions down !  De spry-, gray squirrel look alive-  He know dem hunters well!  De bee done house up in he hive-  Locked in de honey-cell!  Col' time in de country,  Col' time in de town ;  Roas' dem'taters, Maiidv Jane,  En cook dat 'possum brown !  ���Atlanta Constitution.  U. S.  RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  "John! John! The baby has swallowed a cent! Go and get "the doctor  and an X-rays photographer, quick!.  Do you'think it pays to do all that for  a'cent, Maria?  F. Pyman has again commenced to  do business in New Denver. Bring  your' watches to him when they are out  of order. _______  There are always 5,000 British vessels  at sea.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MIN ES & R EAL EST ATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD and BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  First Soubrette���-Don't you find life  in the chorus very ���wearing ?  Second Soubrette���I don t think you'd  sav that if vou saw me.���Puck.  OlAHSl Bt^OS.  Wholesale  Wine & Liquor Merchants   of SANDON   Carry the finest Stock of Liquors in  the Kootenay Country.  The Auihhta  PitonucE Co. of  Calgary, contemplates sending into  the-'Kootenay 'during the fall' and  winter regular carload shipments of-  Potatoes;  and other farm  produce.  The trade only-will be supplied and  we solicit  the  co-operation  of   the  Slocan dealers.     For particulars and  prices' write to    Thos. H. Ingham  Box 258,-Calgary; Alta.  Representing Alberta'Produce-Co:,  and Manitoba Grain Co., Ltd.  We do what we advertise to do.  H. T. BRAGDON,  : '*        '   ���''' '     ���      '      "      ���' in     ���nwi   nilfr  New Denver; B1C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  -j  PipeKiidFittings,  Paints andiQils,  Builders" and Contractors'  '   J,'  ��� Supplies,  ���i.  Stoves rand Kitchen Ware,  ^ t  Asents for Canton Steel.  ���"���'  ' ;  !1  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted. stocks of  Hardware In ��� West K,ootenay,  and.sjiall be.pleased, to quote  prices upon anything required  ii my line. s ,  m  OTpL. -lilSfp-ON,  ^ ^  "��  Sandon, B.C.  Orders   by mail  or wire promptly  .....attended to......  1898 1898  Provincial  EXHIBITION  The prediction  is  made  by  men  who are watching the drift of events  that in less that five years the money  merchants of the world will demand  tlie suspension of tlie free and unlimited coinage of gold.     Spe'ikina; on  this subject the Chicago  New Time  says:     "The agitation for this step is  already in progress.    A greater danger   than  the tree   silver agitation  menaces the  gold  standard.      It  is  trembling with horror at  the operation of the law of supply and demand  the law which it invoked as a reason  whv it should exist.    Do not imagine I  that this is an idle statement.     The  gold  standard,   as a means of permanently contracting the medium of  exchange,   is   doomed���doomed   as  surely as if a thousand  fabled mountains of gold were already   pouring  their flood into the mints.  "Were this not so stupendous and  momentous a question, the situation  would be funny.     Some of the argu-  It is reported that "Adele Maria  Juana Patti Nicolini of Castle Craig-  y-Nos, at Brecknock, in Wales," is  about to wed again, this time to a  young Englishman. If there was  any probability of Mine. Patti shortening her name by this mode of procedure it would be acceptable news  to the fraternity, hut the only result  will be the adding of another appendage that will sound bad and worry  the life out of the 53-year old prima  donna in her declining years.  Governor Clough, of Minnesota,  has invited the U. S. Government to  go to the devil, an invitation that  was complied with many moons ago.  (iiildiMi  (Sjioli..  Loss was  Mitgiii'it'd.  from ;i reliable source il has been  ascertained that the amount of amalgam stolen at the Golden (.'ache mill in  Lillooet was exactly :-W8.\ ounces. This  is figured by the officials of the com-'  pany at 20 per cent, gold, or about  S1,")(X). Last Sunday there was shipped  down to the coast $2,500, making a total  of 54,000. There were 900 tons of rock  crushed, so the average was about 84.50  per ton. It is also stated that no work  will be done this fall at the mill, hut  that a force working night and day will  push work in the lower tunnel.  Under the Direction of the  Royal Agricultural and  Industrial Society uf  British Columbia  Oct. 5 to 13, inclusive  a't'New Westminster,  In   conjunction   with   the  Citizens' Grand  Yearly   Celebration   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���  fpHlS 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. Uirjjo. number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining- Room is provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  FOR.  e  s  ON  s  HAM & CEAWFOED.  SIXTH STREET,        -       -        -        -       -       -     ��� NEW DENVER.  ^-Prices are right and Goods Always Fresh.  $18,000  in   Prizes  Premium List is the largest  ever offered west of Toronto  Pyi-o Spectacular Bombardment of Santiago de Cuba, and  Blowing up nf tbe "Maine"  followed by an up-to-date Fire  Works Display, wbich lias  been specially secured for four  nights, at an enormous expense.  Lacrosse and Baseball  Matches, Bicycle Meet, Aquatic, Sailor and Caledonian  Sports. Promenade Concerts.  Horse Races, Dog Show.  Open to the' world.  Tlie finest. Bands in the  Province will provide music.  Special Rates over all railway and steambo-it lilies.  >Jo entrance fee charged for  Exhibits.  For full information applv  ro���  W. H.EDMOXDS,  Sec.  Celebration  Committee.  Fall  1 rude*  WALKER & BAKER,  >'�������    Furniture DestliM's and Repairers  Denver's     IJndevlakers and Knibalniers.  N. B.-Wc have the only practical Undertakes-  and Embiilmer doing business in the Slocan.  Travelers  Will lind the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SI can Gity.  GrETHINCr & HENDKRSONY Proprietors.  "      "notice."  Goods called  for & Delivered  Tj--    G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Xakusp. B.C.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C, Weaver  ASSAYE^S OF B. G.  I\T<  JOTICE is hereby s.iven that So days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Con.missioner  of Lands and works'for a special license to cut  and carry away timber froni the following de-  eribed lands: 'Oornniciieinjr at a post marked  Frank Hill, southeast, corner, on the west side of  Slocan Lake about live miles from the north end.  thence we-t eighty chains, thence north i-'()  chains thence east, e.igbtv chains, thence ISO  chain���> south to starting' point, containing 'm'.'i  acres. FRANK  MILL.  New Denver, B. C, .Inly :".���>, isiis.  AGENTS.  lam just starting the best thing lor money-  making you have seen for many a day. "Your  name anil address will bring the golden information.  T. HY L'IN'SCOTT. Toronto  [_] OWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M. London. Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and    reported  on  luv   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical   Laboratory. Belle-  vue ave. New Denver. B C.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  I)  R. A.S. MARS",..jI,.  Dentist.  Kaslo. P. C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago   GWILL1M k JOUXSOX.  (McGilll  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Ohemists.  Slocitu City, ....  B <:  AAr ANTED.  Industrious man of character to travel and appoint agents.   Salary and expenses paid.  BRADLEY-G \RRlCTSOX COMPANY.Limited  r > - 11 -������ i   .  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly 'sat-  isfactory 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.  ^��"*Rates  furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  j^# L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C, Sixth Year.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 13  1898.  THE    BALLAD  OF   ���  KOKS  'TEDDY'S    TEK-  As. Kelated    by    Round-Up   Rube,  Kattlesnake   Gulcli.  ot  There was a lovely regiment whose men wus  strong and stout,  Fer some they had diplomas and fer some was  warrants out,  And Wood, he wus the colonel bold, and' Teddy  was his mate,  And they called 'em "Teddy's Lambkins," fer  their gentleness wus great.  Now a good old man. named Shafter says to  Teddandto.Wood:  "There's a joint called Santiago where we ain't  well understood.  So, take your lamb-like regiment, and if you are  polite    ...,.;.:���������., ��� .-   ��� -  I .think yer gentle little way'U set the matter  ���     right."    ���.   ; .;-.  Now, Teddy's happy Sunday school was movin*  on its way  A-seekin' in.its peaceful style some dagos fer to.  slay;  And the gents from Santiago, with aversion in  .their heart,  Wus liUlin' at.the crossroads fer to blow 'em all  ���,apart.    '���'      ���  There'n a Spanish comic paper that has give us  sundry digs, ,'.  A-callln' ol Us cowards an' dishonest Yankee  pigs;  And I guess I these folks had read it, and had  thought'twould be immense  Jest to paralize them lambkins the> wus runniii'  up agains'.  So when our boys had pretty near arrived where  they wus at, '  And tlie,'ltne.it was propitious fer to start that  there combat,  They'let'er fly, a-thinkin' they would make a  a dreadful tear  An' then rubber-necked to see if any Yankees  wus still there.  Now you can well imagine wot a dreadful start  they had ''  To see- 'em' still a-standin' there and lookin' bold  and bad, .'   '.  Fer when this trentle regiment had heard the  bullets fly,  They had a violent hankerin'to make. the Spaniards die. :   '1  So Teddy, he came runniii' wjth  his glasses on  his nose,  And when' the Spanish saw his teeth ye may  believe they froze ; ...  And Wood was ithere  'long with   'im, with his  . cheese'cnife,in his hand, . ��  Whiles at .their heels came yellin' all the peaceful,  gentle band. '  Then Teddy seen  'em runniii', and he gave a  monstrous bawl,  And grabbed a red-hot rifle whera a gent had let  it fall, ...,-������,...  And fixin'of his spectacles more firmly on his  face,  He started to assassinate them all around the,  place. ' ' ��� ������ '  So through the scrubby underbrush from bay'n't  plant to tree,  Where the thorns would rip a feller's pants a  shocking sight to see,  He led his boys a-dancin' on, a shoutin' left and  right, :  And riot inissin' many Spanish knobs the shoved  'emselves in sight.  And when them Santiago gents, wus finished to  their cost,  Then Teddy's boys, they took a look and fo.und  that they wus lost.  And as  their crewel  enemies  wus freed from  earthly pain  They. a.U. sat (Jdwn to wait fer friends to lead 'em  ..' backagafn. ' '--"."   ���   ���  MORAL.  the  blue and gentle-  The soldier boy that wears  like and meek,  But I doubt he'll mind the Bible if you soak him  on the cheek;  An'should you git him riled a bit, you wanttto  have a care;- ~ "   Fer if he ever starts to tight, he'll finish���Gawd  knows where.  ���Stephen F. Whitman in New York Herald.  SANITARY   LIVING.  In sanitary matters, all roads lead to  Battle Creek. This city takeB rank as  one indulging, in the most advanced ideas  of health laws in general. Dr. D. H.  Kreee, a leading physician of the Battle  Creek Sanitarium, Jias just expressed to  me Iiib views on the subject of sanitary  living in the, following interesting-,interview :  The disastrous results of bad sanitary  surroundings,which .have caused so much  disease and death in the army since the  outbreak of the recent war, have served  to call attention afresh to the necessity  for a better knowledge of health laws in  this country. That which has happened I  in camp is liable to happen at home. Instances of unsanitary home life attract  slight attention, owing to their isolation.  Such instances occurring in camp are  given publicity promptly. Indisputable j  scientific discoveries have demonstrated  that germ life plays the leading role in  practically all of the diseases of the \  human body.  A person with asound constitution, an  active,liver, .normal skin, healthy kidneys, and strong heart action, is'in little  dangei from ��-erms. Germs, lie in wait  for weak people. There,'are. two things  they do not like. One is sunshine. The  other is open air. The garret, with its  bats and owls, its cobwebs and dust and  debris, is an ideal health resort compared to the cellar, dark, dingy and damp,  with its decaying vegetables and,musty-  smells. ,The musty > whiff which comes  from the hidden' nook in the cellar is  populated with a flock of disease . germs  compared to which tlie frogs' which were  sent to plague Egypt were but a very  lonely company. In a famous lecture,  Henry Ward Beech er once said :  "The thoughtless farmer permits his  potatoes to rot in the cellar.  The arising  miasma, finds its  way  through the floor  find permeates carpets and furniture and  beds.  Baby falls sick of a fever and presently is carried tenderly away to its tiny  mound   in    the    cemetery.     Its ' grief-1  stricken parents morn  for a season and  finally become  reconciled with the con- j  soling thought that it is all somehow a !  Providence of God.    It is no such thing. J  God has had nothing to do with it.    It is j  all due to rotten potatoes." |  Sunlight kills   germs   within a short j  time.    Germs are not found in mountain j  uplands.    They   must   have   moisture, \  dampness and darkness.   They multiply j  in the dark, damp cellar,   where neither '.  sunshine nor air currents invade to mo- \  lest them.    It   is   there  they  feast and ;  set  up   their   colonies   and   mingle  in  , myriad formations,  have their  empires j  and republics and  despotisms  and send j  forth their  armies  and  navies, seeking]  whom they may devour.    Xerxes, Han- |  nibal,   Alexander,   Napoleon   were  toy j  soldiers and their armies were mere play- I  things compared to the myriads of germs J  that one unsanitary cellar is capable of j  turning out.   The germs to  be found in '<  n barrel of rotten apples  would outnum- j  ber all  the   soldiers   that have  carried ���  deadlv weapons since the days ol" Adam, j  The stomach of   a   man,  diseased with j  dyspepsia,   contains   germs   greater   in '  number than  all   the hosts who fought  on both   sides   during   our civil  war of  1861-5.   The basement of every residence  should be provided with   means for permitting   the   free   circulation of air beneath the floors and in all passage-ways,  closets   and   cubby-holes.    A  wise precaution against damp,  stagnant air in  dwellings is to start a little blaze on the  hearth foi a short time every spring and  summer day In winter germs do not  multiply as they <lo in warm weather.  The winter, fire on the hearth and the  'wariri intloor air briigs about a constant  Change of air in the dwelling. Untidy  housekeepers often empty kitchen slops  about the door during warm weather,  where scraps of vegetables, meats and  fruits are permitted to lie and decay!;  Decay is caused by germs which attack  these particles of matter. When decay  attacks an apple or a piece of meat or  bread,-it means that there are present  mOre germs in it than could be counted  by a single individual in a very long time.  These myraids of germs may be depended On to come back and plague the  untidy housewife who deposited her  Bcraps in, the kitchen yard. Perhaps  typhoid or malarial fever will claim some  of the household.' Cleanliness is next to  godliness. The cleaner and purer and  sweeter the premises about ever human  habitation, the greater will be the security from disease. Clean in person, clean  in wearing,' apparel, clean in cooking  utensils, clean;milk,vessels���cleanliness  should reign supreme if we would barricade aginst disease.  Water plays a double role in the matter of'sanitation. Pure water is essential  in cleansing, purifying and stimulating  the human body. It is essential in.the  disposal of sewage. It is essential as a  beverage. On the other hand, water is  the most potent ally of germ, life, which  cannot subsist unaided by moisture.  Water at rest soon becomes overpopu-  lated with germs and stagnates.  A pitcher ,of'water left standing over  night becomes so laden with germs as to  unfit it. for drinking   purposes.   When  the germs .of,typhoid fever start on their  mission of death about a neighborhood,  they sometimes follow streams of water.  Milk peddlers- who   wash their cans in |  infected water often carry typhoid germs  into   many   homes.     The excretion of  typhoid   patients   should   be' rendered  harmless by heat or some powerful disinfectant to prevent the possible, spread  of the disease.   Spoons and'other vessels  used in   giving  medicines   to diptheria  and other patients should be disinfected  with the-utmost Care.   A knowledge of  this,principal requirement is essential  to safety.' History records "an instance  where a famous - queen lost her own life  tlirough unwisely, kissing the, lips'of her  Babe who had   just died of   diptheria.  An ounce of prevention   is worth more  than a pound  of cure.   It often occurs  that porters are seen sweeping out passenger coaches and sleeping cars while  "they are' .filled' with'people';   GermB - contained in the sputa of consumptive's and  other diseased persons are thus set flying  with, tlie dust .anil are breathed into the  iungs of others.   School rooms should be  thoroughly renovated at the close of each  day, as otherwise the disease germs deposited in: the   supta. are, liable to do  harm.' -Consumption iS;Ofteh.cpntracted  by those who nurse infected patients,' a  fact beyond   question .cjue to u lack of  proper" precautions.   It is possible for  the. germs to ; be inhaled  through the  lungs-after the sputa;  by which  meanB  they were  expelled   from  the infected  "person," has "dried oh   the floor and' been  there prepared to float in the air.  umet and Hecla has paid quarterly  dividends of over '81,000,000 , and its  average net earnings have exceeded  $6,000,000 per annum, or, $20,000 for  every working day of the year. To  develop this great property it cpst  $1,200,000, which has been" returned  more than 40 fold. Twenty thousand  persons are dependent directly upon  this one mine for their daily bread and  butter, and the wa<res of the workmen  are the highest paid in any mine of the  kind in the world. ��  TO LETTER-WRITERS  IN WOMAN SUFFRAGE COLORADO.  The stars in twinkling beauty gleamed up in the  autumn skies,  The bat on swiftly moving wings pursued belated flies,  The moon peeped down with smiling face upon  the sleeping earth,  While Thomas cats to startling bursts of melody  gave birth. ;   ' '  .,  No other sound was heard, except the low, impressive tones  Which trickled from the gifted lips of Mrs. Justice  ' .'.Jones;���-��� ���������--.        ;-���   ���   i . ..  Who'd collared Mrs. Court Clerk Smith across  the garden gate  To preach Ithe shining virtues of her chosen  ��� candidate  ���Denver Post.  W  S. Dbewkv.  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twice  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY& TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  jj^TRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  FHE Postal Authorities'  advice to all who  write letters is to have  the name and address  of the writer printed  upon the envelope.  This saves time and  prevents letters going  to the Dead Letter  Office. In order to  help out the public in  this important matter  we will print your name and address upon 100 No. 7 white envelopes and mail them to any part  of Canada upon receipt of  75 CENTS.  THE LEDGE, New Denver.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  ...I'.-, f -������ ���-~       .  t    j     ���       ;      ;.   .       .  Quebec , Mineral    Claim.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  About two mile's up the North Fork of Lemon Creek on north aide of creek.  The  IN SRfilDOH  Eastern  Oysters,   Tender  Chickens   and    everything*  the   Market   affords in the  way of delicious and.  palatable food can "be found  Is the  A   XOVAL    WAY    TO   PROPOSE.  As the young man entered the old  man looked up,, and scowled, says the  Chicago j^ost  ,  '-Well?" said the old man, shortly. .  "Your daughter," began the. young  man, but the old man cut''him "off  abruptly.  "I've noticed that you've been hanging around a good deal," he said. "I  suppose you've come to tell me that you  love her and want to marry her !"  "No," replied the young man calmly,  "I've come to tell you that she loves me  and wants to marry me."  "What!" roared "the old man.  "She says so  herself," persisted the!  young man.  "I never heard of such an exhibition  of egotistical impertinence," said the  old man.  "Then you misunderstood me," explained the young,man. "My assertion  is dictated by policy and not by impertinence. YoV see, it's just this way.  What I want is nothing to vou, now,  is it?" . "  "Why���er���not exactly."  "I might want a million dollars, but  that wouldn't cut anv figure with vou,  would it?"  "Certainly not "  " Then what a fool proposition it  would be for me to come to you and say:  'Mr. Parkinson, I have been favorably  impressed with your house and lot,'or  *I think I'd like your daughter,'or anything else in that line.Y But when your  daughter wants anything it's different.  Now, isn't it, different ?" "  "It certaily is different," admitted the  old man cautiously.  "Precisely," said the young man.  "She and I"figured that out carefully  last night. You see I have no particular prospect, and we both could see that  there wasn't one chance in a hundred  at The  Strangers and others are  requested to call oh us "when  hunger torments their inter-  'nal ainatomy^ If John is not  on shift you are sure to find  Charley ... .".  .  Best-epipped  Restprapt  in tlie Slocan  ..���-���".  It never Closes  and the proprietors aim  to please their patrons  in ���e^ery way possible.  Millard & Thompson.  ���t  4  *  4  4  4  :���#  4  "4  4  4  4  4  4  4  '4  4  4  4  4  *  ���4  :4  4  t  4  4  4  ''%.<&,^,'*,<&r-%,^^<b^,<$y^,<^%,-Q>,   ���%,'%,<%^,-^.<%,-%,<%."^%^,^.%^,^.''<  HOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. CV Sugar Refinery and Royal  " City Planing Mills."  that you would give  her to me.   Then  had never  Canada's  Greatest  Newspaper,  (REGULAR EARLY MORNING EDITION)  TORONTO^���^>  Including the 24 or 28 page SATURDAY  ILLUSTRATED EDITION, will be sent  to any address in Manitoba, Northwest  Territories, BritishColumbia and all points  WEST OF NORTH BAY for  per Annum.  she suggested that you had never yet  refused anything tliat she wanted," no  matter what the cost mig-ht be, and  that perhaps it would be a good plan to  change the regular order somewhat.  We sort of felt that it wouldn't be right  to ask you to do anything for 111 e, but  it's different in her case, as I remarked  before. So I'm here 'merely as her  agent to say that she wants' me very  much, and to ask you to please see that  she gets me. She never wanted anything so much as she wants me, and I  am so favorably disposed toward her  that if you care to make the investment  I shall be quite willing to leave the  terms entirely to you and her."  Naturally  she got hiin.     No   wicle-j  awake business man is going to overlook a chance to get such a fine sample  of nerve in the family  THE GL��OBJ5. Toronto, Canada.  j��syAgfents wanted in every unrepresented district.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Dan Hanlon. acting- as  an agent for William Harrison , free miner's  certiticate So. 20SH7A, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining-  Recorder for a, certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day of September, 1698.  sp2�� DAN HANLON.  Dominion, St. Keverne, O. li. H., Kxeter,  Felix   and    Payne   Fractional  3Iineral    Claims.  Qanadian  Pacific  j AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Payne mountain, on the north slope. I  rVAKE NOTICE That I, Charles i.foore, of  I Kaslo, B. C, and acting as agent for the St.  Keverne Mining- Company, Ltd., free miner's  certificate No. 12,18(5A, ��� 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 action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this nth dav of September. lSfiS.  Charles mo'ore, p.l.s.  Rio Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Minim; Division of West,  Kootenay  District.      Where  located:  In  Best Basin, McGuigan Creek, near Okanag-un  mineral claim.  ���JUKE NOTICE that I, William S. Drewry, act-  J.    inff as ayent for E. A: Biclenhew, free miner's  certi'icatu No. 2.r>8fi7A, DanielCosjgriff, freeminer's  certificateNo.l7fi2A andT.F.CoserhT.freeminer's  certificate No. -17G3A, intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apnly to the Mining.Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further tnke notice, that action under section 37. must he commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th dav of Auguat. l��'8  " ' ��� ��� ���   W. S. DREWRY.  Jeanette Mineral Claim.  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Through tickets issued  to destination.  TO ALL  KASTER.V  AND  EUROPEAN POINTS.  TO PACIFIC COAST,  ALASKA,  JAPAN,  CHINA  AND  AUSTRALIA POINTS.  and Baggage checked  TOURIST  PASS  REVELSTOKE  DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  QAR.Q      DAILY (except wednesday)  V".1'0        to EA STERN CANADIAN  '���������''-.      ��� and U. S. POINTS.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8sl5kDaily:lv���Den ver C. Siding���ar: Daily 15 50k  8:35k ex.S'umllv N..Denver Ldfj: arex.Sun.l(5:O0k  NBLSON, TRAIL, KOSSLANP, ETC.  0:50k ex. Sun: lv N. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  Situate in tlie Slocan Mining Division of, West  -. Kootenay District. Where located: Four  miles east of Rosebery, east of Wilson.creek.  ���JUKE NOTICE that I, ��� Herbert T: Twigg,  1 agent for Frank Kelly, Free Miner's Certiiieate No. 12087A, intend, sixty data from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder' for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2flth day of August, 1898. .  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Silver  Bell  No.   2   ancl   Dump  Mineral Claims.  Fraction  fAKE  i. . acting as agent  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of W est  Kootenay District.     Where loca/ted: Ad-  '. joining, the Surprise, ,Kono and Gladstone  , mineral, claims, ,in Best Basin, McGuigan  creek. ''��� Y ...  NOTICE that I, ' William S. Drewry,  for the Native Silver Bell  Mining Company, Limited, of. Rossland, B. C.,  Free, Miner's, Certificate No. 13145A,' intend  sixty clays from the .date .hereof to' apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate 01 improvements for, the purpose of obtaining a'Crown.grant  of, the above, claim. ,',r ,.- , ��� ,, :-.y .,  ! And further take notice that action tinder section137 must be commenced before the issuance of  suchscertii'icate'of improvements. .-,..-..  Dated this 18th day of August, 1898.  ..,'., -W..S. DREWRY.  Ascertain rates and  full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G.'B. GARRETT, AgentNew Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav.  Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Diat. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  S3T4.11 sensible people,.travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  ���- k 1  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  ~it  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossland  and Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to the .SEic-  !eral<District of the Ool-  villo; Reservation,  Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  ^ Lake :and   Siocan  - -.-���     Points.  daily- Service*  Leave.  6:20 a. m.  1'2:05 "  8;30a.m.  Arrives  5:35 p.m  11:20a. m  3:10 -p. m  Black Fox, Red Fox,   Grey Wolf,   Black  '''Bear,-Black Fox Fractious Red Fox  ���" 'Fraction, < Grey .' Wolf . Fraction,.  " and    .Black'     Beari-'I Fraction ,  ��� ���< -Mineral.' Claims. . -'  Situate in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  .... West KootenayDislrkst. Wjiere located: ; In  Cariboo Creek Camp, north of Snq>y, Creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I, A. P.���"Patrick, acting  1 as agent for The Silver Queen Mining Co.,  Limited Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No.  107-12A, intend, sixty . days from the dite  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining���a��Crown Grant of the above:cIaims.  And further take notice that action under section y.7 must be commenced'.before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  ���Dated this 16th day of August, 1898.  ��� ��� !���     ���:;.��������� A.-P. PATRICK.  L. 2S17 G. 1.  Constant Mineral Claim.  I  Situate in  the Slocan  Alining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   On Cody  Creek and  adjoining the Bolander mineral  claim, L. 2U3G. 1.  UKE NOTICE thai, I. A. S. Fanvell. as agent  for A.  W. McOune. F. M. C. r.]7i'7,   W". L.  Huge, K. M. 0. SsiaSi. E.   V.  McCune, F. M. C.  $5322.    intend,    sixty    davs    from    the    date  hereof,    to     apply     to     the      Mining    Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certiticate of Improvements.  Dated this lltli dav of July, 1808.  A. S. FARWELL.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  '  Train'leaving Nelson at 8:30 a. m. make close  connections at Spokane .with trains for. all  Pacific Coast; Points".  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and1-  all Kootenay lake points.....  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marous with, stage daily. . ..  .. ��� ,      .���.. .    . C..G. DIXON, Spokane, Wi*  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  1 * ' & TRADINOM., 'LTD: -  Summer Time Card-effective June 20,1898.  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.S50 am  kaslo    "   ar      ���'      3.45 pm" Train lv  "'      8 00 am  dBoat Iv 3.30 am    ���Kaslo���    Boat ar 8.30 pmn  7,30'pni'g  4.30 am   Ainsworth  CT      ���'     5.00 am    Pilot Bay  a       "     5.30 pau      Balfour  gBoatare.+'j'am, Five Mile Pt  '���    ,7.15 arn      Nelson  c'Trainar 10.05 am Northport Train lvl.55 pm>>  fi^45 pm's  6.10 pm**  '     5.28 p'm&  lv 4.45 pm a  11 20 am  3 10 pm  SS.  Rossland  Spokane  12.05 pm-g  8.30 amq  Altuvus,  Alps ai  id Alps Fraction Mineral  Claims.  e  Situated in the Slocan Mininc Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On divide between Wilson Creek and north  fork Carpenter Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg.  L n'rent for the Golden Canyon Gold and Silver  .Wining Company. Free Miner's Certiticate No.  v.iii52A, intend, .HO days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for tlie puriKiBC of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claims.  And.    further    take    notice,   that   action  miller    section    37.    must    be     commenced  before the  finance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 18th day of August ISSIR.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Apis Mineral  Claim.  j Situate in the. Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenav   District.     Where iocated:   About  three-quarters of a  mile  from  Sandon and  iidjoiniiiK the Slocan Belle mineral claim.  TAKE NOTICE   that  we.  E. M.   Saiidiland.s,  1    free miner's certiticate No. lll.'iiA, June 1st,  I8U8. Sandon: and J. H.  Gray, {'rea miner's certiticate No. I.'isSia, August -j-M. 1S!*7. Kaslo, intend  sixtv days from  the.  date hereof to apply to Ihe  Alining Kccurder for a certiiieate   ol   improvements,   for   the  purpose of obtaining a  Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further I,  e notice that  action under section ,'i? must he i-ouiiiH-iiccd  before  the issuance  <>l' such certificate of improvements.  Dated lliN llili dav of August. 18PS.  ALBERTA.  Read down. Read up.  Sandon  Daily train lv l.oo pm        Daily train ar 10.50 am  Kaslo  " ar 3.45 pm ''        lv   8.00 am  ^   Boat Iv 5.00 pm Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  '-   fi.20pm. Ainsworth Boat ar 11.40 pnirg  :SZJ  7.oopm   Pilot Bay  10.00 pm Kuskonook       "  ������ I2.0H pm Goat River  "   1.00 am  Boundary        ���'  5   " ar 8.00 am Bonner's F'ry ���   lv  xTrain lv 11.40 am      "       Train ar  ar 2.45 pm Spokane      -     lv  11 00 pm 5  s.iso pmff  0.00 pm^j  5.oo pm >,  2.00 pm-s  1.15 pm��  7.50 o-inco  SPECIAL KOOTENAV LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing June 20,18!)S.  On Monday, Thursday and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m. for Ainsworth,-Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Leaving Nelson at 8 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 .& SLOGAN  TIME CARD  Taking effect 1.00 o'clock a. ra.  Sept. 1, 1898, Pacific or 120tli Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Leave .s ;io A.M.  "    8 55 "  ������  y 15 ������  "   1(1 (10  ������ 10 OS ���'  ������ 10 2n ������  ���' 10 Sil ������  A IT.  10 45 '  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewnw  Hear Lake  McGuigan  Cody .Junction  Arrive  , 3 3o P.M  3 05 "  ���i 10 "  2 c:  150 ���'  i :���? ���'  1  2.S  Leave 1 ]:  Arrive,  11.5!) a.in  Leave. 11.5o a.in  11.35 a.in  Coinl uetor  Mineral  ('laim.  ! A    GKKAT    MINK.  i  j Among' the "tilings not o-eixsrally  known,'' says the Mining- Reporter, is  the fact that this country possesses a  sing-le mine���not of g-old or silver, or  precious stone���which is richer in mineral wealth than any of thegreat mines  of ancient or modern fame whose names  are synonyms for dazzling- wealth.  Some statistics recently published re-  g-arding- the famous Calumet and Hecla  copper "mine, on Lake Superior, show it  to be the most profitable mining- property in the entire world. Within the  short space of 30 years in which this  mine has been worked it has yielded in  dividends the enormous sum of $5y,S5'".-  000.    For several  years past  tins Cal- j  New Denver,  Mas been re-opened under new management. The Dining- Room will  always be up to tins market, while  the bar will contain 'itjuors aiul  cig-ars that cannot be surpassed for  quality   and   flavor   in    the   Slocan.  patrons   will   rind this  home.  JACOBSON-it CO.  Old and   new  hotel just like  Situate in   tin-Slocan   Mininir  Division  of West, j  Kootenav   DiYiriet.    Where  located:    Twin  Lakes Basin.  TAKE Xi STICK that I. Hei'hert T. Twists.  I ap'iit for William II. l--.ls.iii. Free Miner'scer- !  tilieiile No. iis.-,1 pA. intend, sixty days from rhedatc |  In-reol. to apply to the Mini ns.'"Recorder f->:-aj  certiiieate of improvements, for the pii'-pose of ;  ohtainiuj.' a crown s-'rant ol the above claim. i  And further laki: notice that action under See. j  SIT must he commenced hefore. the issuance of such !  certiticati' of improvements.  Dated this 2*th (lav of .lulv. is:is. ,:  *    HERBERT T. TU'ICf;.  Sandon  CODY    LIXE  Leave. 11.no a.in ��� Sandon ���  11.1"   " Cody .liiiict.ini)  Arrive, 11.25   ������      'Cody     -  ROBT. IRVING,  TraOic Mn^r.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Snpei'inteiKleor,  For cheai)  railroad and steamship tickets to  and from all  points, applv to  S.  CAMPBELL, Agrent, Sandon.  He  Prospectors' Assay Office  Bxandcn, B. C,  Assay Price  List  Mollie   Hushes,   Itestl  Tivnii,  ;ui(l   Kinkora  l<leii No.  .M in era I  ��,   l'int.o,  ('l;iiii)>.  situate  K  id.  iri  in  ��i-  o'.ic mi  ���il S!<. -in, !, ,  'PAKE Xil'DC'I'  1     -ou-.i  o:   K..,s|,,.  Mrao-don. Free Miner  Clever. Free Miuei^C  ���si n Mininir I iivi.-i  rrier. Where loea  ol   Xr-iv   I Sen ver.   (  ted:  hi th(  Wc-r  A limit  shore  th;ii I  W.   S.  ���:iuir   as  I 'ertilieat  lilieate Xo  I)i-i  h'I'v. of tlie  irent for M.E.  Xo. S5'��27: !1.  lo!i7iiA; Harry  Sheran. Free Miner'- Oertilieate Xo. U'oiil.A: and  'I'llo.-,. A visoii. Free Miner'sCci-iilicateXo. lo'sinA.  intend Sixty davs from the date hereof to apply  to ihe M iniuir lieconh'r for n certiticate of improvements for rile purn 'se of obtainiiiir a Crown  jrrant. of the ah ive claims.  And further take notice  that  action under section :i7 inns| he commenced  heforo  the issuance  of Pitch ci'i-titicateof improvement?.  Dated this nth day of Jnlv. 18!i8  W. S. DREWRY  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each   Cold. Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead   Coiii*.-r shy Electrolysis)   Gold. Silver. Copper  and Lead   Gold muiI (Slipper   Silver and Copper   Gold. Silver and Copper   Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Maiifr.-uiesc.   Lime. Mairnesiim]. Barium, silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth, Tin. Cobalt. Xickel. Antimony.  /Cine, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter. Ash.  and pereentaire of Coke, if C"kinfr  Coal)   Terms: '.Cash  With Sample.  .Line -20th. 1W5.  Sl.atl  3 Oil  i' do  ���J 011  ���> OO  -I 00  2 50  ���J 5(i  :: oo  5 no  2    (  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 13, 1898.  Sixth Yeah  MINING   RS0OROS.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  ���week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows :���  LOCATIONS.  , Win Calla^han.  relocation  of Jud,  Oct i��� B Fractional, Cody  Parrot,  Payne  mountain,  Henry Dilley.  OcrJ���Lucky Jack, Canyon creek, Oscar Anderson.  Boh Tail Fractional. Wild Goose basin, V  H  Behne. B A McConkey.  Oct G���Diamond, Fennel creek, T H Wilson.  Oct 7���Kaslo Fraction. Cody, D E Sprague.  .Mono, opp Mountain Chief, D J MeDougald.  Oct 10���Jem,    south   fork   Carpenter,   John  Prickart.  Maple, Blue Bird slide. F C Bongard.  Silver Vault, Fennell creek, John S Gillis.  Snowstorm Fractional, R E Lee mountain, Geo  Alexander.  uct 11���Drunmore, Carpenter, J R Cameron.  ASSESSMENTS.  Fractional,. Lee  Fraction,   Erie  Oct 1���Joker  Fraction.  Oct ft���Sunrise, Silverine;  Oct 0���Telephone.,. ���  Oct  7���Sadie.   Kelpie,    Lakeshore,   Chicago,  Jessie.  Oct S���Gladstone, Maggie.  Oct 10���Kingsiey, Heher Fraction.  TRANSFERS.  0cT.3-Willard J, Oeo M Willard to H T Brag-  don, July 10, sioo.  Oct 4���Irene, A F Eastman to Geo Alexander,  Emma Fraction Jr, S T Walker to JoePilon,  0ct3,*5!J.  Oct 7���Big Tiinher I, A J Hayword to H B  Alexander, May 15.  Havana, Geo Henderson to Henrietta Gintz-  burger,0ct7.  Oct 8- Adirondack 1/si, A C Behne to Andrew  J Murphy. Aug 27.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Skpt 28���Birmingham. John Empey; Glasgow,  J R Stephens; Vigilant No 2 Fraction, J F West-  hy, Arnold, C L Brush; Granit, T Hulizern;  Jleny, A Johnson; J Gould, John G-uillans;  Wandia, C D Rpzene; Gladstone, Henry Cody.  Sept 29���Auriferous, M E Young; Francis, J B  McArthur; Kathleen, Jas Anderson; Mascot, A  Janson: Triumph, CL Brushs Silver Queen, a  Janson: Side Hill Fraction, W A Clute; Tamarack, W J Twiss; Maine, J 0 Gant; Heather, D  Tvvomey; Star of the West, R A Cameron; Gypsie  Queen. H Richardson; J C Hanson.  Sept 30���Forest Queen, Geo B McDonald; Gray  Eagle, F C Baker; Granite King, Joe Casazza;  Castle Mountain, W V Papworth.  Oct 1���Mountain View, J A J Moore; Silvery  Spray, J C Wood; Corona, S A Otto; Lucky Ed  Fraction, Alex Smith; Beaver,. W White; lone,  W White and J A Otto.  Oct 3���Silver Barr, John Empey; Ax Kent. J  It Stephens; True Line, Bryan Flaherty;  Seventy-Six, M Walsh.  Oct 4���Lancaster, W A MeLellan; Manchester.  T J Proctor; Maggie, F L Fitch; Bay View.'T H  McFarlane ; Kootenay Star, E J Blanchard;  Hall. -D McPhall;-New York, Neil McFadden;  Lucky Strike. A Quinn and J W Sinclair; Berwick Boys, Silver Queen, same; Rock of Ages, H  B Fletcher.  ASSESSMENTS.  dollar) they buy at once on bed rock  terms. Although the payment of small  cash down for prospects is a most objectionable practice, yet the advantage of  quick decisions and early or immediate  payments, partial or full, is well known  to all who have any experience in the  Rockies, as the best means of securing  the lowest possible terms. To these  methods of procedure, undoubtedly, is  due the almost general success of Americans in British Columbian mines; for in  this way they get the pick of the field.  The balance���consisting mostly of 'wild  cats' or properties lequiring large sums  for purchase or development���find their  way, sooner or latter, to London, accompanied, in some cases, by leports of men  styling- themseles M. E.'s or E. M.'s, but  who are frequently commercial travelers,  insurance or land agents, or anything in  fact but miners. Some of the properties  so introduced, might possibly, with proper management, be made into mines,  but if they seem to have any merit, their  chances of success are, perhaps, ruined  from the first by over capitalization.  There is at least, one very glaring instance of this kind among English companies operating in British Columbia. A  great benefit would accure to the mining  world if engineers, in order to prevent  over-capitalization, would clearly and  unmistakably state in reports, for prospectus purposes, their opinion as to the  value of the properties that are offered  to the public. Such valuations are not  intended to represent the actual value of  the properties to which they relate, but  only what may b�� safely given for them,  and" if a properly qualified engineer of  large experience cannot fix this sum,  how can anyone rely on the valuation of  a promoter? The uncertainly can in  all cases be, covered by adjustment of  margin. If a proposed undertaking is a  pure gamble, and the public are invited  to provide the funds, they should be told  by the engineer the exact risk they are  incurring. If they choose to ignore his  facts and opinions, the responsibility  rests with themselves."  DOWN    434    FEET.  SHIS   KNEW   JIM.  rry England, Muriel, Taffy ,Trilby,  ird,  Maky,   Empy,   Anna    May,  Sept as���Men  Sevengali,   Laird  Mamie Fraction.  Sept 29���Yankee Girl.  Sept 30 Chicora, Teddy S, Orlando, Bis-  marack.  Oct 1���Hub, Silver Bell, Consolation, Mountain  View, Klondike, Gray Copper.  Oct 3���Florida Fraction.  Oct 4���Grant. Olds, Lucky Bill, Black Eagle'  Leadville.  TRANSFERS.  Sept 28���Columbia, A Nilson to L Johnson,$l00.  Gypsy Queen, H Richardson to J C Hanson.  Oct 1���An agreement by which each of the  following persons will hold 1/5 interests in Big  Dick, Gold Bug, Toronto, Golden Gate, Get  There, Stampede, Molly Riley, to J C Hauson, R  S Stenson, H Richardson, Robt Pollock, James  Latham.  Oct 3���Toronto and Beaver, W White to Alex  Smith.  Lucky Edd, Fairview, Corona, J A Otto and S  J Renter to same, ^5,000.  Oct 4���London, John Allen to Leviathan Gold  Mining and Milling Co:  A    SHOT    AT    WILD    CATS.  "Just about the time the war with  Spain broke out," remarked the veteran  drummer, "I started on a trip through  the mountain towns of West Virginia  and Kentucky. Great enthusiasm was  manifested everywhere in that land  where there is so little of the eventful,  and what struck me peculiarly was the  nervous anxiety of the women. They  were enthusiastic, of course, in a way,  but they wanted other women's men  folks to go to war, not their own. One  of the mountain girls I had known since  my trip of last season, and when I got  back I expected to find her married to  the young fellow who had been sparking  her for a long time. When I met her at  her mother's, where I took dinner, I  thpught I would jolly her a bit on her  sweetheart.  " 'Bytheway, Susan/ I said, 'I heard  down in Slabtownas I came through this  morning that Jim had enlisted and was  going to the front with the first companies sent away.'  "'Is that so?" she replied, in that  peculiarly indifferent way so common  among rustics.  " 'Yes, and there's a chance You won't  see him again, as the company is ordered  to leave immediately.'  "'Is that so?" and she never stopped  her swinging of a peach tree branch that  she was using as a fly-brush.  " 'Don't you want to see him before he  goes  ?'    I asked  with   much   dramatic  One of the features of a recent issue of  the London Mining Journal is an interesting sketch of the mineral industries  of Southern British Columbia, by Mr.  J. D. Kendall, Vancouver, B.C. In his  introductory observations, Mr. Kendall  comments on the notorious method of  "wildcatting" Canadian properters in  England. He says: "Another of the  animal productions of British Columbia  is a fish called the 'sucker.'    It possesses  a huge mouth and  is said to gobble up  at sight and indiscriminately all  kinds  of   food    without   pausing   to   inquire  whether that   which  seems so is really  safe   and   wholesome   eating.    The  incautious action of this fish in feeding is  so like that of some human beings in the  presence of a 'deal,' that here the genus  homo is not inaptly considered as having  its suddivisions of suckers.    The fish as  already said, belongs  to British Columbia,   but   its   human  corelative   has  a  world-wide existence, and nowhere does  it seem to be more  numerous   than   in  Great Britain.    How  otherwise can we  account for the many  unproved  mining  properties that have been floated on the  Loudon   market   as   though   they  had  largp  ascertained  values?   The  British  public know  absolutely nothing  about  the mines of Briti-sh Columbia.    In only  one instance   to   date   have  they  been  asked to   invest   in   a   dividend-paying  mine, many of the others being more or  less doubtful prospects, whilst a number  are the veriest wild cats.    Yet there are  many dividend-paying   mines in British  Columbia, but they   are almost entirely  owned   by   Americans.    Why   is   this?  Certainly  not  because Americans have  any superior ability in mining, for many  of the mines opened up by them here are  about as rude specimens of the miner's  art as could be found in a long journey.  Mining  is  something  more  than mere  drifthg,   rising,   sinking   and   stoping.���  The man who simply carries out these  works  without studying   carefully  the  structure of the ground  through which  he is passing, and has to pass, and without regulating the nature, direction and  extent of his work  thereby,   has still to  learn a most important lesson in mining.  Nevertheless  a  disregard   of geological  structure characterizes much of the work  done in the mines just referred to.    The  reason of American success must, therefore, he sought in a direction  outside of  mining, and it is most probably found in  the superior commercial  methods employed  by  them.    Englishmen  are apt  to look upon  London   as   the dumping  ground of every  mine on earth  that is  for sale.    No   greater   illusion   can   be  fostered.    Owners of  mines that can be  worked at  a substantial profit have  no  need to seek for a  purchaser.   The purchaser has-, rather to  look for them, and  that is exactly  what  tlie American  do.  Further, they keep  track  of  the  needy  prospector and   miner.    When   in   this  way they see a good thing (and  no men  know better  liov.   many cents are in  a  effect, thinking I might move her in that  way.  "She. laughed a low sawmill buzz kind  of a laugh.  " 'Law, Mr. Barton,' she said, 'you  don't think I'm a-believin' what you air  sayin' about Jim Short, do ye? Well, I  ain't. Do you reckon I'd be green  enough to think that a feller that would  spark a gal fer four year and was too  cowardly to even try to hug h<n- on a  summer night in the full of the moon,  had sand enough in his craw to jine the  army? No siree, Jim ain't jined yet,  au' he ain't a-goin' to til his feeling's has  uuderwent a consideribble change, er  I'm no jedge uv a duck's nest. Have  another slivver of the pie?'  "I took another slivver."  CANADIAN    ORES.  Dulutli, Minn.���Since, the resumption  of work on the new railway project from  Lake Superior westerly through Canadian territory, there has been a marked revival of interest in the iron ore  deposits of the Canadian country north  of lake Superior. These deposits have  been known of in a general way oy iron  men for several years, but have been  entirely neglected on account of their  distance from railways, the universal  ignorance concerning them, the Canadian tariffs and the tremendous discoveries of the Mesaba, which have stopped  all work in other 'new districts of the  country.  A month ago work began ou the Ontario & Rainy River Railway that is  designed to connect the line now building from Winnipeg eastward with the  old Port Arthur, Duluth & Western, that  reaches 50 miles west from Lake Superior. Within a month locations have  been made of available outcrops and  vein indications for no less than 30 miles  along tlie Atikokan and Mattawan ore  ranges, near which the road is expected  to pass.  Indications are that a new and enormous deposit of iron ore of high grade has  here been found, and the economic importance of the discovery may be as  great as that following any discovery in  the lake country except that of the  Mesaba. The Atikokan ores lie about  100 or 130 miles west from Port Arthur,  along *he river of that name, and in  many places outcrop boldly, sometimes  to a height of 50 or 60 feet above the  surface of the ground in veins 40 to 75  feet wide. The ore is extremely high in  iron, some assays having been as good as  70 per cent, metallic iron, and suffers  slightly from sulphur and faint trace of  worse mixtures, but it is very well  adapted to the furnace and will be easily  mined.  Gold    In    Siberia.  There are now aboul   40,000 miners at j  work in the  gold  mines  of eastern and  southern Siberia. The grains of Siberian  gold are said to he on an average larger  than those of any other partof tlie world.  All efforts to obtain anything like correct  information regarding the output of gold  in Siberia have so far proved unavailing.  No one outside of a few Russian officials  is permitted to know.  Rat Portage, Ont.���Latest reports from  the Regina mine give the depth of the  main shaft as 434 feet, and over 2,000  feet of drifting has been done. This is  now the deepest shaft in this district.  The Sultana is down 410 feet and the  Foley 400 feet. The Regina mine is now  operating seven Tremaine stamp batteries, equal to 35 gravity stamps, and  is running about l,SO0 tons of pay ore  each month.  Three car loads of mining machinery  have arrived here for the Ontario-Boulder Mining Company, which is operating  on Camp bay, 6.5 miles southeast of Rat  Portage.  The Wrinor mine has'shown up.so well  under development that it has been decided to put on a night shift in the shaft  to push it down as rapidly as possible.  An addition has been built to the men's  quarters to accommodate the extra men.  There is gold in the streets, and, in  fact, under the whole of Rat Portage  townsite, if pan tests and assays count  for anything. A new postonice, customs  and internal revenue building is about  to be erected. In order to bring the site  to the level of Main street, about eight  feet of sand and gravel had to be removed from the lot. In trenching two feet  further to bed rock, gold was found in  the sand. It assayed $3.30 to the ton  and a small nugget was picked up. From  the trench being excavated for the new  waterworks, one block south, in front of  the Imperial Bank, gold was panned out  of the sand thrown out. In two places  in the rock, blasting for the waterworks  in other parts of the town, quartz showing visible gold was found.  A musket ball may be fired through a  pane of glass, making a hole the size of  the ball, without cracking the glass. If  the glass be suspended by a thread it  will make no difference, and the thread  will not even vibrate.  Elephants can exert the strength of  31 horses.  Reasonable  Prices  and the best and freshest line of  Groceries,  Canned Goods,  pine Teas and coffees  Are the rule at  T. H. Hoben's  AGEtNTS.  We pay straight weekly salaries of .from $10 to  S20. according: to ability, for canvassers on '-'Life  and Work of Mr. Gladstone.'' The demand for  this wonderful volume is keeping all hands working- early and late. The only Canadian and  British work published. Endorsed by the Rcyal  Family and leading public men. A big, cheap  book.  BR-VDLEY-GARRETSON CO., Limited,  Toronto  NOTICE.  H. H. Knox,  Has removed to the  Newmarket  Block and is preparcd*:to repair  everv description of  Disabled  Watches.  D. E.Gellatly * Sons  -DEALERS IN  Farm Produce, Fruits,  andVegetab!^  l-V^ft     Okanagan Lake,  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 wholesale rates. Cars  loaded with Produce, Fruits and Vegetables are run into the Slocan every  TEN DAYS, and orders can be delivered en route.  1  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.  BRANDO/Y& BARRETT  NEW DENVER,   B. 0.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE k AVISON,       -       -       -     '-.*-''��� Proprietors.  All accounts due me must be settled forthwith  or they will be placed in court for collection.  } H. CLEVER,  New Denver. Aug. 18.1S98.  ���0  ACKINAWS  OVERCOATS  BLANKETS  RUBBERS  BLIZZARDS  QUILTS  GERriANSOX  Boots and Shoe��, and all necessaries for comfort during  cold weather can be had at the���  PostofflCe Store, Sandon.  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin  and   Granite ware,  t ���  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOCAN CITY, B.C.  Th6Led  New  Dress  Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  Summer and Fall  wear; also ready-  f~* j made     Clothing,  f IffcOflQ Neck wear, Hats,  UWUJ5 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- windovy.  We are displaying a fine line of  novelties.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  Slocan  Hospital  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  TUp  108 Bishopsgate St.  I I1L (within;  British  Is the finest west of the Red River  ...... The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenav, and can do  finer work than  any print shop  west of Lake Superior.    There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered. The Ledge is  lower than any. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail, express, freight or  pack train   If you are in the Slocan metropolis call in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, or allow the cyclone  caused by our fast cylinder press to blow your plug hat out of the  rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing to  do, or cash thac is too heavy to carry, and we will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.     Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  LONDON, ENG.  'Subscribtion..*2.S0 per annum  Columbia  Review  To Brokers, Mining  Engineers, owners of  Alining Claims. Mining Engineers, Assay-  ers,  Journalists  and  others-  Advertise in the B. C. Review,  the only representative B. C. Journal in Europe.   A Good Investment.  ^^^ftft^  ���O-&W-&-QO&  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  ^j��QC(908iS>SXSj?>��^^��^O00|g'lj��i9'  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners   in   regular   employ,   subscribing through'their, payroll,   can  secure all the privileges oftheabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denver, B.C.  HpHE  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  d&   Rooms  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C.  [--���nli'ln   in  II ''VlJtit,U*mu'am*  vmmmmmimjit^M^wmtmajMiuitAmmstsB^  ^,TOIft^'ftu'-,'JBUm'''MK-MJ���j  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   G-OETTSCHE  NEW DENVER.  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Leland  ou  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  ORE HAULING  TENDERS are Invited for a contract for hauling  15 tons of ore daily   from  the  Queen Bess  Mines  to the Alamo Concentrator during the  sleitrhing season.   The Company does not bind  itself to accept the lowest or any tender.  Address, by letter in the first place,  The Queen Bess Proprietary Co., Ltd.  Three Forks, B. C.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry .-igeiit or���  G. B. GARRETT,  C. I'. R. Agent, New Denver.  WM. ST ITT, Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand.  Insurance  and General Oommissson  Agents. ....  NEW DENVER. B. C.


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