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 Volume VI.   No.  1  NEW DENVER, B. C, OCTOBER 6, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  ABOUT THE SLOGAN  will  be worked  HORRORS    UPON   HORRORS.  The Fate, of Hundreds That Have Saci-i-  (i<-��(l  Tlu-ir Lives for (Hold.  The Mollie Hughes  this tall and winter.  Before snow flies it is reported40���men  Avill be employed on the Bosun.  The Anglo-Saxon group, on the Mo-  wich slide, is developing- nicely.  Nearly all of the properties on Four  Mile -will or have increased their forces. I  . During- September the Bosun shipped I  30 tons from New Denver to Aurora, III.  Enquiries about the Mollie Hughes are  being made by variousmiining men.  Four men are employed on the  Eclipse, and the showing is improving  with work c  Substantial winter quarters are to be  ���erected on the California. Work will  begin at once,  Eight inches of ore has been struck  on the Ajax, where the No. 3 crosscut  .taps the east vein.  Hill Bros, will supply 120,000 feet of  lumber for the concentrator which will  ���be built at the Cpmstock this fall.  Fifteen men are employed on the  Mollie Gibson, the big Kokanee creek  property. Ore will be shipped this  winter.    - -       '   ....���.������.-.���������  will be distributed on the 10th of this  month, when the Re Roi will pay some  $20,000 among its employees.' Two  hundred and eighty-five men are now  at work, Avhich is the largest number  ever employed at the mine. Besides  the payroll, the supplies will run the  monthly account up to nearly S40,000.  OK   LOCAL    INTEREST.  returned to Sandon on  J. M. Harris  Friday.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Glynn will spend  the winter in Honolulu.'  It is reported there are more than 70  fever cases in and about Brooklvn.  Mr. Briggs, of Silverton, will leave  this week for California, where he owns  an orange grove..  Considerable work will be done on  -the March Bird "-roup this fall., This  property adjoins the Mollie Hughes to  the southeast.  The Earl of Ava, a son of Lord Duf-  ferin, took a look at the Enterprise on  Monday. He left the Slocan for Rossland on Tuesday.  In September the Alamo shipped 210  tons. Since July 1st the Alamo has  shipped 430 tons;"the Idaho," 890 tons:  .the Cumberland, 56 tons.  C. B. Taylor  reports  a foot   of   solid  ���galena on the Butte,  Ten Mile, and predicts for this property a great future.   It  "    is aitnated about 15 miles  from the lake  shore.  A contract to drive 500 feet of tunnel  ���on the Palmito has been let to Jenken  Bros. The Palmito adjoins the Queen  T?..ess and is under the management of  A. \V. Wright.  As assay from carbonates taken from  the Summit ledge, above the Noble Five,  gave 260 ozs. silver to the ton. The  galena ore taken from this ledge goes  460 ozs. silver and 65 per cent. lead.  Seven inches of clean ore came into  -the face of the tumid on the Mowich.  Tuesday. The tunnel is below the  waggon road. This claim is owned by  J. A. Finch, Neil Gething and Con  Fielding.  A chute of ore rich in grey copper has  been traced for nearly 200 feet on the  Convention and Merrimac claims, on  Silver mountain. The Merrimac is  . owned by Nate Tucker and Geo. Long,  mid the Convention by A Behne and A.  E. Fauquier.  New Denver mining properties are  "looking better with every stroke of the  ���steel that is put on them. All that was  ��� ever needed to bring this section into  ���prominence was work, and close'attention is now being given to this important producer of wealth.  About three years ago George Long  .and Nate Tucker discovered a lead on  the Marion. Last week they sold the  information to two of the owners, Mc-  Innes and Marino, for SL50. When the  Marion is opened up it will no doubt  prove to be a valuable property.  The Slocan Boy and the Washington  have been consolidated and are to be  worked, under the superintendency of  Mr. S. S. Fowler jointly beginning at  once.. A deal has practically been closed whereby tlie London and B. C. Gold  Fields takes over the entire property.  Last week the Pavne shipped 450  tons, Ruth 60, Slocan Star 1.20, total for  the week 630 tons. During the month  of September the Pavne shipped 1,710  tons, the Ruth 480, Star 420. Last Chance  240, Soverign 40, Treasure Vault 40,  Miller Creek 20, and Wonderful 6; total  ��� 2,906 shipped from Sandon.  About 150 feet of tunnel will be driven  . on the Lost   Tiger   this  winter.    The  property is on Silver mountain and is  ��� OAvned   by  H   Clever.    In   digging a  place for the cabin a new lead was un-  ��� covered, which is not surprising as the  ��� owner of the claim is one of the most  fortunate men in the district.  The Congo group,  on Red mountain,  . southeast of New Denver, is improving  ���greatly with work.    Here is where the  great gold strike was made some weeks  ago.    The   ledge   has   widened    with  ��� depth and the ore body is improving.  It carries principally copper and gold  parties returning to'New Denver from  the property, who are in  a position to  know, state that it very much resembles  the richest ore of the Rossland camp.  A    Kiff    fay roll.  The largest payroll ever disbursed in  Rossland by a single  mining company  Geo. Aylard is adding a small addition to his home, for cellar and laundry  accommodations.  'il'. L. Grimmett and his bride return-  zed to. Sandon on Saturday from their  honeymoon in California,.,  The family of the superintendent of  the Queen. Bess mine will t&ke up their  abode in-New-Denver: They will move  down next week.  Herbert Thomlinspn will be joined by  ���his wife in a few days, who comes direct  from England. They will occupy the  Bourne house, Seventh street'.  Andrew Wallace will commence work  on tlie renovation of his store building,  Sixth street, next week. It will probable be occupied-by- Geo. Crawford, the  grocer.  Harry Pyman will leave next week  for Los Angeles, Cal., to regain his  health. It is the sincere hope of his  friends here that the change will be  beneficial in the extreme.  James Mcintosh  and Agnes Barclay,  both of Silverton,  were united in marriage  on   Monday   morning   by  Rev  Powell.    The happy  couple are spending their honeymoon in Spokane.  There was very little interest taken  in the prohibition plebiscite and a small  vote was polled in New Denver, though  the number of votes cast here was much  heavier than in sister towns. The vote  stood 9,5 for, 28 against.  There are several very bad holes in  the sidewalks about town, especially on  Sixth street, that make walking after  dark a perilous undertaking. Either  the horses and cattle at large should  be corralled, or the sidewalks throughout town double planked.  Now that the cold weather is setting  in there is an increased demand for  small houses. There are none vacant  in New Denver and very few in Silver-  ton. Many of the men employed on  Four Mile' mines have brought their  families to Silverton this fall.  Geo. H. Ham was in town on Monday. He is preparing advertising  matter for the C.P.R. and will touch up  the Slocan as a resort for tourists. He  says that enquiries for information on  the Slocan are increasing and that  everything points to a rush of people  this way next year.  The prohibition plebiscite carried  throughout the Dominion by about 45,-  000. A comparatively small vote was  polled everywhere, and it is not known  what step will next be taken. It does  not seem probable that this will be  accepted as a decisive expression of  opinion on the question.  The work of finishing the opera house  is being rapidly pushed, ft is a strong  built structure'and will make as handsome a theatre, on the interior, as there  is in Kootenay. The ceiling is very  high and there are none of those awkward corners that obstruct vibration  and make speaking so difficult.  Sandon's brass band has been duly  organized. The Paystreak says the  organization will be called the "Sandon  Brass Band " Dr. Young was elected  nresident, John Gable vice-president,  Russell Webb secretary, and James  Griffith treasurer. Thos. Brown, Alex  Crawford and W. H. Lilly were named  as trustees. There are so far 13 members on the list: John Gable, W. H.  Lilly, Byron Cliffe, Wm Cliffe. Wm.  Karr, Thos. Duffv, Jas. Griffith, Russell  Webb, Harry Nash, F. C. Sewell, Harry  Cook, Walter Adams, Ed. Barrett.  Cheques issued at Brooklyn a few  days since for men empioyed on the  Ro'bson-Penticton branch of the Columbia & Western, totalled $60,000. There  are fully 3,000 men at work there. For  the last month workmen have been  coming more rapidly than previously  and every boat touching at Brooklyn  has left from 50 to 100 laborers. These  have all been quickly absorbed by the  camps of 30 or 40 sub-contractors, who,  up to the present, have been short  handed. It is expected at leest another  1.000 men will be.'put on, when all the  help need on this immense contract will  be supplied.  Almost daily steamers are arriving at  Victoria and the sound cities laden with  hundreds of heartsick passengers, returning from the Klondike. Their tales  of suffering are sad, indeed. One of the  late arrivals tells.of his party's trip over  the Ashcroft trail.  "For 10 days," he said, "we lived on  a few ounces of porridge daily, and for  live, when the pangs of hunger droye  us to desperation, we shot a horse and  lived on horse flesh, and no meat ever  tasted nicer.  In one place for five miles  I counted 100 dead horses, and Indians  told of  men who   had   laid down and  died, starved to death rather than eat  the half famished beasts of burden who  had helped  them patiently to wallow  wearily through mud and mire until  death was longed for as a release from  their   trials.   In   one   case we passed  through a forest of soggy moss,  with  not a vestige of underbrush..  We had  no feed and  tied the horses   to trees,  where they choked down great wads of  moss and dirt and small tree branches.-  "The 30 miles of moss was the scene  of a thousand  horrors.   Coming out.of  the soggy   forest,   we   struck   poison  plains, so named on  account of devil  weed covering the ground.  The stench  is awful, for horses lie heaped in hundreds,  who have died fr;m eating the  poisonous  vegetable here growing in  rank profusion..,.. The weed contains a  thorn    which   sticks   in   the    horses'  stomachs and kills them.  "Further on we.. arrived 'at quicksands with dense iorests on each side  that we could not penetrate Then  there were .quagmires-with horses in  rows dead with the packs still on their  backs. It is the solemn truth that our  party of 20 led our horses over the  backs of the poor buried brutes. Beyond this we came to-a tree on which  was blazed : "Eat here and turn back ;  just beyond is the slough of despond.'  For two awful, weary miles we trudged  wearily on, our horses actually" at  times up to their backs in mud. with  their noses stuck in the awful omnipresent ooze. One after the other we  dragged them out and put a bullet  through their heads. To make matters  worse, it rained for 10 days and nights.  Along the road were strewn hardware,  blankets,  rifles, cartridges���every con  AXOTHBR SMELTER PROBABLE.  One to' he  Erected   at  Columbia  Say ward,  River.  on   the  Plans are in process of formation for  the construction of another largesmelter  in this district, and the indications are  that work on the construction will be  commenced before winter sets in. The  works will in all probability be located  at Sayward, on the Columbia river,  near the international boundary, says  the Rossland Miner.  At present it cannot be stated positively who are at the back of the scheme,  but there are fairly good grounds for  the belief that friends of the Great  Northern railway are promoting* it.  The final indication that a smelter  would be built at Sayward was revealed  last Saturday, when James Breen, manager, and H. C. Bellinger, superintendent of the Northport smelter, made a  careful survey of the country in that  vicinity.    On" the morning of "that day  Messes". Breen and Bellinger arrived at  Waneta on the early train from North-  port, and securing a' boat proceeded to  Fort Sheppard.  Their investigation was  evidently without satisfactory results.  for they shortly afterwards returned to  Waneta, and, engaging' horses, posted  off to Sayward, a few miles distant.   Arriving there, it is said, they hid their  horses in the bushes near the river bank  aiid proceeded on foot to look over the  townsite.   Several suitable smelter sites  near Beaver creek were examined and  the magnificent water power in Beaver  creek was carefully prospected. Messrs.  Breen and Bellinger then dispatched  the horses to   Waneta and made their  way across the Columbia and thence to  Rossland, where Mr. Breen had a conference with C. Shields and J. D. Far-  rell,   officials  of   the   Red    Mountain  railway, the ownership of which has  lately "been, transferred to   the Great  Northern Railway company.  NKVT   DENVER   PUBLIC   SCHOOL.  ^EASTERN SHORT BITS  Lord Minto, our new Governor-General, will sail for Canada, with Countess  Minto and staff, on November 3rd.  Hon. Alfred E. A. Evanturel, M.P P.,  Speaker of the Ontario House, is dangerous ill with inflamation of the lungs.  Alonzo Lucas, for 15 .years bridge-  master for the G.T.R , and for 30 years  in the employ of the road, died at his  home in London on Sept. 19tli.  Mr. Thomas James, formerly assessor  of Brantford, died after a painful illness,  at the home of his son, Dr. W. D.  James. The deceased was in his 82nd  year.  The Dominion Bridge Company has  secured the contract for the superstructure which is required to permit the removal of the obstruction at the Soo  canal.  Mr. James Hart, ex-M.P.P. for Prince  Edward County, died at Picton on Sunday last, aged 78 years. Mr. Hart was  one of the old Reformers of 1837 and  supported strongly the Baldwin-La-  fontaine administration.  ceivable part of a Klondiker's outfit  thrown aside by heart-broken, half-distracted wavfarers.  INT    THE   HOSPITAL.  treatment  fever case, is  Peter Favero is  for a severe strain.  EL Schonessy, another  recovering rapidly.  Neal Mclnnis, after a severe fever  attack, is coming around all right.  Dr. Edwards came in from Brooklyn  a few days ago suffering with fever.  Harry Ay 1 win is fast recovering from  the fever and will be out in a week or  so.  John Graham was brought up from  Slocan City Tuesday suffering with  fever.  Fred. Snyde is fast recovering the use  of his leg, broken some weeks ag'O in  the Enterprise mine.  M. M. Heckman is back in the hospital having his arm treated, where it was  amputated. He left the institution some  days ago, but caught cold in the injured  arm and was forced to return.  IV. Class.���Oma Young, Daisy Crowley, Edith Yates, Bert Perkins, Millie  Millward, W.  D.Thompson.  III. Class.���Winnie Crowley, Charlie  Millward, Champion Nesbitt, Willie  Vallance, Clifford Irwin, Walter Mc-  Clements, James Calhoun, Cassie McMillan, Harry Gibbs, Marion Clement.  II. Class.���Harold Baker, Tracy Ayl-  win, Kathleen Delaney, Charlie Kingen,  Sola Koch, Clarence Vallance, Ernest  Irwin, Norman McMillan, Reuben Mc-  Clements.  II. Part Class.���Otto Etabrooks, Grace  Baker.  I. Class Primer.���Elizabeth Taylor,  Marion Mclnnis, Ethel Gibbs, Hugh  Nelson, Grace Williams, George Sproat,  Mildred Sutherland, Maud Nesbitt, John  Calhoun, Grace Sutherland.  Average attendance 35.  N.B.���Please examine the reports carefully and assist in their improvement for  the next month by having pupils prepare their work and be prompt and  regular in attendance.  C. E. StrickljVND.  TROUT     LAKE.  JOTTINGS    FROM WHITEWATER.  Quite a few of our people will attend  the Spokane fruit fair.  Whitewater helped to swell the majority for the enactment of a prohibitory  law." The vote was small but decisive.  The Whitewater Deep gives employment to a large force of men who arc  steadily at work. Much ore has been  shipped lately.  The Charleston, on which 12 men are  at work, and a large number of other  properties close at hand are steadily  going on with development work.  The Whitewater concentrator should  be in operation by the last of the present month. No ore has been shipped  for some time, but there is a large  quantity on the dump. There is a large  force employed developing.  Rev. D. Cattanach, Methodist, held  services at the Jackson House Sunday  evening-, Oct. 2nd. It is strange that so  many eastern Canadians, who were at  home such .aithful church goers, should  in this western province very seldom  think of attending the services of the  different church representatives who  come here. _  At the recent meeting of the Lone  Star and Blue Grouse Mining Company  the following officers were elected:  President, James D. Sword; vice-president, John S. CTute, jr.; directors,(Byron  N.'White. James Cooper and the above  named officers.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:15  p.m.   Everbody welcome.  R. N. Powell.  The Coinage is showing up a good body  of ore.  Work on the school house is about  finished.  Napoleon Wells is about to give a  bond on the Black Diamond and Big  Five, properties of great promise situated near Trout Lake City.  Tenders are called for for the erection of ore sheds, bunk house, etc., on the  Ethel. Active operations are soon to  commence on this promising property.  Messrs. Johnston and McCord have a  fine showing on the I.X.L., Eight Mile  creek. A tunnel of nine feet shows up  from 26 to 28 inches of fine galena, and  on the foot wall an S-inch streak of carbonates.  About 2,000 feet from the Molly Mack,  Surprise creek, is situated the j" A H A  property, on which a great showing has  been developed. The lead is eight feet  wide and the ore assays 55 per cent,  copper, 40 ozs. silver and a trace of gold.  THE    KTI-IJtjL    DEAL.  Speaking of the purchase of the Ethel  group, Trout Lake district, of which  mention was made last week, a Vancouver paper says: "Another mining  deal, partly put through in Vancouver,  was cosumated to-day. J. M. Robinson, president of the Canadian-American Gold Mining Company, of Fairview  and owners of the townsite of Peach-  land, B. C, with head offices in  Vancouver, is also manager of the  Commonwealth group of claims in the  Trout Lake district, near the Silver  Cup, which latter mine is owned in this  city. Negotiations have for some time  been going on for the acquiring by tins  Commonwealth Company of the Ethel,  a prominent group of properties near  by and which could be developed with  ease in accordance with the work that  is going on on the Commonwealth.  The Ethel has been shipping for some  time and, though the charges for transportation are very high in that vicinity,  the net proceeds of the shipments have  been over 840 to the ton."  The International Commission has  resumed its sittings at Quebec. The  ancient capital is" in gala attire. A  grand monumeut was unveiled on  Wednesday, 21st inst., in memory of  Champlain", who, 290 years ago, founded  Quebec.  A Pittsburg man, R. 0. Webb, was in  Windsor, Ont., one day this Aveek, and  while there cashed at one of the banks  a S50 cheque, bearing the forged en-  dorsment of Arch. McNee, editor of the  Record. Mr. Webb is now wanted by  the police. <���>      '  The officials of the C.P.R. at Montreal  have decided to reduce the rates on hay  and straw to New York and Boston, to  commence on the 26th of September.  The amount of the reduction will be  from two to tin ee cents per 100 pounds  or S6 a car.  The Lieutenant-Governor of the  North-West Territories, Hon. M. C.  Cameron, who has been visiting his  son-in-law, Mayor Wilson, of London,  Ont., the last two weeks, is suffering  from an attack of acute pneumonia and  doubts are entertained as to his recovery.  Mr. Hugh Sutherland, cx-M.P., Winnipeg, wlib has been engaged in mining  in British Columbia for the past two  years, was in Ottawa this week. He  says that mining operations are going  steadily on, although there is no boom.  Mr. Sutherland predicts a great future  for British Columbia.  F. W. Thompson, of the Ogilvie Milling Company, Winnipeg, says that the  total crop of wheat in Manitoba for this  year will be nearly double that of last  year, and the greatest in the history of  the West. Mr. Thompson thinks the  wheat crop of Manitoba and the North-  West Territories may exceed 40,000.000  bushels.  respective industries, and because they  realize, judging from the previous  I actions of your public life, that you are  ' thoroughly in accord with them in this  belief, they so confidently confide in  you this delicate and important task."  A Toronto boy, named Will Oldbury,  was killed in "the recent battle "of  Omdurman. The deceased young soldier, was the only son of Mr. Wm'. Old-  bury, who for many years has held  the position of Armourer Sergeant at  the Old Fort, Toronto. The young fellow was bandsman in the 21st" Lancers.  When it was decided not to take the  band to the front young Oldbury, who  wished to see active service, begged  that .he might go as bugler, and his  Colonel accceded to his request. It is  about six years ago that he belonged to  Queen's Own Rifles. Toronto, which he  left to go to England to enter the regular service.  Two hunters, one of whom was Geo.  Huntstetter, an American trapper, and  his companion, whose name is unknown, went out last autumn to the  wild country north of. the C.P..R. track.  They travelled as far- as Osnaburg,  where they set up their camp intending  to hunt and trap during tlie winter.  About Christmas time they went to  Dinorwic to purchase supplies. Since  lesving there no white man has. seen  them. A gun and packsack belonging  to Huntstetter has been found by an  Indian on the banks of a stream hear  Osnaburg. Foul play is suspected, as  settlers at Dinorwic say that the Indians  at Dinorwic have threatened that other  hunters, who intended to go into this  northern region to hunt, would never  return.  The skeleton of three-white men were  found a short time   ago under  a light  covering of soil on Griffith's Island, near  Owen   Sound.     The   finding  of them  recalls the mysterious disappearance of  four men, who   left   Owen Sound  in a  sail boat bound for Colpoys Bay.   The  unfortunate men were Capt. Fothergill,  Postmaster George   Brown, Mr. John  Robinson,from the southern States, and  Charles Kennedy, a sailor.   Some days  later the boat was  found on the mainland beach and alongside of it was the  body of Kennedy.   "The other  bodies  couid not be found.    It is now believed  that the skeletons are  the long lost re  mains of the missing men, as the skull  of one is exceptionally large, and it is  well-known   that Postmaster   Brown's  head was extraordinary in this particular.   C. P.R   Agent   Brown at Hong-  Kong, China,  who  was recently home,  on a visit, is a son of the Postmaster.  The Hon. J. M. Gibson, Minister of  Crown Lands, was interviewed recently  by Mr. Arthur White, Toronto, district  freight agent for the G.T.R., on the  subject of re-open ing" the G.T.R. branch  line from Madoc to Hastings.on account  of the discoveries of hematite, ore in the  Madoc district. This branch line has  fallen into disuse since the Wallbridge  mine became exhausted.  A dreadful storm visited Montreal,  Kingston and Hastings last Sunday  afternoon. In Montreal the hailstones  were as large as walnuts and so many  fell that the streets were covered with  them. The wind did great damage  also, blowing down shutters, trees and  everything exposed lo its force. The  electric light service and street car  traffic were interfered with. Oiks of the  company's men was killed by touching  a live wire, while fixing something that  had gone wrong with one of the wires.  Col. Domville. M.P. for King's. N.B.,  who has just returned from atrip to the  Yukon, states that affairs arc in a deplorable condition at Dawson City, owing to the rascality of officials Me  thinks that the Government should at  once appoint a royal commission to  enquire into the serious charges which  have been made, and power should be  given said commission to deal with all!  cases and sec that justice is meted out j  to those who have been cheated and  swindled. Tho Colonel intends laying  the full facts before the House.  Hon. Clarke Wallace, late controller  of customs, is in Quebec, as delegate  from the Canadian Manufacturers Association to the International Commission  now sitting at Quebec. The manufacturers are anxious that the British commissioners should understand how  enormous the manufacturing industries  of this country arc. Iu a letter of instructions.   Mr. Wallace  is  advised as  TERRIBLE   WIND    STORM.  Several  Villages   in   Ontario   Damaged  and 3Iany Lives Lout.  A despatch from Niagara  Falls,  Ont.,  says:   The most appalling storm in the  history   of   Niagara   peninsula passed  over the strip   of land between lakes  Erie and Ontario, passing almost  par-  a'lel with the Welland canal, cutting a  swath 300 feet wide through the peninsula and cutting' off a portion of it, went  almost at right angels   with   the main  path of the   cyclone and  took in Ton-  awanda.   It struck Mcrriton, Grantham  and St. Catharine's,  Out., the hardest.  At an early hour this morning the number of   lives   lost is   estimated   at   six;  however, at least six more are fatally  injured.    The death list  may reach id.  As   far   as   known  tho dead are:    Ina  Moffatt,    11   years,    iMerritton;   Clara  O'Neill, 27 years of age, Mcrriton; Mrs.  John Bickley,  Mcrriton;  Aiken,  a  young girl," killed at   Grantham;    Aiken, her sister, a'young woman, at  Stamford. Fatally injured : Kennis  1\'ester, Mary Welch, James McCarthy,  Mary < I'Neifl, Robert Barclay, all crushed by tlie fall of the Lincoln mill.  Among the seriously injured: H. J.  Boyle,'Mcrriton; James Murry, Mcrriton; A. B. Jenkins, Grantham. Besides  there arc a score- of children who were  hurt by the fall of the school house at  Mcrriton. A baby named Post was also  seriously injured. Others injured: Mrs.  Augusta Honian, Mrs Charles Peters,  Mrs. Henry Peters and baby, Emma  Eberle, Mrs. Emma Lyons, George  Post, Mrs. Fred Ruse, Carrie Post and  Charles Arense.  Accommodation    at     New  Exhibition.  Westminster  follows: '-The members of this Asso-j  nation and Canadian manufacturers!  generally believe that a certain amount;  of tariff protection is vitally essential j  in tin; successful   carrving   on of their-i  Parties attending the Sew Westminster  Exhibition if unable to get accommodation at New Westminster can do so with  little difficulty in Vancouver.  In order to facilitate the movement to  and from the   Exhibition   the Canadian  Pacific Railway will run seven fast trains  in   each   direction   between   Vancouver  New Westminster, tlie run to occupy  than   one  hour  in   each   direction,  a 50-cent.   fare   for   the  round trip,  am  les.-  wit  this  er,  n  rate being available   from Vancouv-  und from   New West minster. THE LEDGE, NEv^ DimVER, B.C., OCTOBER 6, 1898.  Sixth Yeah  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months * .75  Six " 1.25  Twelve  "         '. l'.oo  Thkee years 5.00  Transient Advertising:, 25 cents,per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  drrespondenee from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TBURSDAY, OCTOBER 6. 1898.  \  CRAPS FROM THE  EDITOR'S "DESK.  The Kaslo News objects to its being said that the clergy of that town  are aiding it in its efforts to prove an  alibi on the Almighty. It boldly asserts that the dirines haven't helped  it a bit. This relieves the ministers  of a grave responsibility.  It no\r turns out that Dr. R. S.  Huidekoper, appointed medical director of the camp at Chickamauga,  was only a horse doctor. He was,  nevertheless, placed in charge of the  health of 35,000 American soldiers.  This in a measure accounts for the  great amount of "horse play" in connection with the handling of the  troops in the late war.  The U. S. Government is feeding  the hundreds of destitute men who  ventured too far into the Copper River  country in the wild hunt for gold.  Many thousands have learned, and  are learning, since the ravages of the  gold craze began, that common sense  is a commodity more to be sought  after even than gold. It is a sadly  positive fact that many human beings  are as destitute of one as the other.  Speaking of tombstone epitaphs we  are reminded of one seen in an old  cemetery some years ago. The  grave was situated in a shady corner  and the headstone was moss-covered  and water-streaked by the storms ot  many winters, all of which added  solemnity to the wording of the epitaph. It ran: "Sacred to the memory of Richard Roe. Erected by his  wife. He was a printer���pray for  him."  [  Despatches from Buffalo, N. Y.,  tell of a novel suit for damages that  has been taken into court. Two  women quarreled. One accused tlie  other of wearing pads, and the other  claims to have been slandered to the  tune of $10,000. One fact is demonstrated by the action brought, and  that is, that while pads may have  been premiscuously worn by tho  accused there is one point on her  anatomy that does not need boosting.  The nerve centre is  well developed.  Hundreds ot people with more  money than we have spend it annually in making extended trips to the  mountains of Switzerland and other  historic lands to look at the scenery  kindly dropped in those neighborhoods by Dame Nature. It would  cost them less if they would come to  the wilds of British Columbia, where  we can produce scenery as thrilling  in grandeur as our mountains are  rich in silver and lead and gold.  The people of Slocan lake are a much  favored people; three meals a day,  quiet restful nights, clear consciences  and nature's grandest and wildest  scenery to look at���what more?  One of the wildest and grandest  pieces of scenery to be found on the  shores of Slocan lake, is that at Eight  mile creek, a few hundred feet back  from the lake shore. The waterfalls  a hundred feet or more down tho  precipitous rugged boulders that  confine it  and  lorm  tides, from one to the other of which  the water empties, present)'ng for the  whole distance a bubbling, boiling,  white, seething torrent that sends  upward   spray    heavy    enough   to!  might not be out of place to suggest  to the haughty don that the next  time Columbo's dust is moved it be  brought to New Denver. Here it  could find everlasting peace. Whatever the great explorer might have  been in life he is a good Spaniard  now, and it must keep the spirit of  the brave old hero guessing when it  attempts to keep track of his resting  place.   New York is a city of fads and  pads. The newest fad is in the photograph line. The fancy originated  in Cairo, Egypt, and was brought to  New York by one of the society belles.  It is to have your picture taken while  in a mummy case. The subject steps  into the case, the lid is then closed,  leaving an opening just large enough  for the face. Our local photographer  disclaims any idea of laying in a  stock of mummy cases.  Fast and surely the United States  is becoming a land of monopoly.  There is the lead trust, iron trust,  transportation trust; the coal trust,  light trust, machine trust; the oil  trust, sugar trust, money trust; the  whiskey trust, beer trust, paper trust;  the lumber trust, wire trust, glass trust  ���and now follows the flour trust. All  the big flour mills of the country are  being bought up. If the weather  clerk would join hands with these  tremendous powers of evil they  would have the immortal cinch on  our much abuse cousins.  The Ancient Order of Forresters of  America and it officers are being  sued by Hugo Heldom of Tacoma,  Wash., for damages in the sum of  $15,000 for injuries alleged to have  been inflicted upon him whilst being  initiated into the order. He claims  that he was treated to an electrical  current so strong as to paralyze him  and produce lasting injuries. Such  complaints are becoming of frequent  occurrence. While the initiatory  work of most secret orders is elevating  and tending to build up and strengthen the moral fiber of man, there is  so much nonsense drawn into the  ceremony that the good effect is lost  in the superabundance of boy's play.  Speaking of the proposed $500  duty on Chinamen that British  Columbia would impose, the Toronto  Telegram says: ' 'In the east the almond-eyed celestials are looked on  more or less as curiosities. They  run laundries, and are carefully  looked after by people with missionary instincts. In the west it is different. The celestial has crowded  himself into various branches of work,  till he has become a positive menace  to white labor. He is a keen competitor in the labor race, his ability  to subsist on anything or nothing  giving his white opponent a heavy  handicap. In the cities of British  Columbia are the Chinese quarters,  where thousands of them, crowded  together in filth, breed pestilence or  serve as a roosting spot for any disease that may be passing. The proposition to put a $500 duty on each  Chinaman entering the country  comes from these cities. It comes  from the people who know the Chinamen best."  SHOULD   BE   BETTER  UNDERSTOOD.  The law governing the issuance of  expired miner's certificates so as to  date from the day of expiration is not  so well understood as it ought to be.  Under the old law if one's miner's  certificate expired for a single day,  all title to uncrown-granted claims  lapsed, and the only thing for the  prospector to do was to get a new  license and relocate such ground as  was open to location. The statutes j  passed last winter changed this, and  now if one's license inadvertently expires relief is possible. All that is  necessary is to post in the office of the  mining recorder notice of intention to  further extension of 30 days in which  to record the work, provided a fee ot  $10 is paid. This 30-day extension  is not allowed in which to do the  work, as some suppose, but simply to  record, and the work must be done  within the year as provided in the  section before amended.  A   PICNIC    IN   THE   "WOODS.  One morning pa got up an' said  It looked right pleasant overhead,  An' pretty soon I heard ma say,  "This is a reg'lar picnic day."  An' pa says "yes, we'd better go  Out there somewhere by Tnckahoe  An' spend the day. I guess, don't you ?"  An'so we did���an'fido, too.  We took some lunch along ; an' say,  We just did have the nicest day  You ever heard about, I guess,  An' ma got jelly on her dress;  An' pa he fished, an' I fell iu  An' got my clothes wet to the skin ;  An' ma looked cross and said that I  Mus' sit out in the sun to dry.  An' so I did, an' Fido, too.  An' ma said I'd catch cold, she knew,   .  An' pa he laughed, and then says ma"  "I never saw a man like pa."  An' pa just fished, an' ma she stayed  By him, an' me an' Fido played,  An' by and by I looked sin' saw  Pa had his other arm 'round ma.  An' way long In tho afternoon  Ma says. '"We mus' be goin'soon ;  I think we'd better start, don't you V"  An' so we did, an' Fido. too.  An' when I asked ma could we go  Another time to Tuekahois,  She said we'd wait awhile, an' then  Some day we'd all come out again.  ���A. B. P. in New York Herald.  FUNNY    THINGS.  Tom Dildal���When Jack Huggard got  off the train this afternoon, Clara Sweet-  man went right up and kissed him before everybody. Don't you think she  was bold ?  Fanny Manless���Indeed, I do. I  should think she would have waited  until she got him in a nice secluded spot  like this.  Doctor���Troubled with insomnia, eh ?  Eat something before going to bed.  Patient���Why, doctor, you once told  me, never to eat anything before going  to bed.  Doctor (with dignity)���That madam,  was away back in 1895. Science has  made great strides since then.  "Dere'a always bound to be kickers,"  exclaimed Meandering Mike. "Did you  ever know a time when de people agreed  unanimously dat dey had the right man  in de right place?"  "On'y once," replied Plodding Pete.  "I was bein' put into de jail on de occasion."  That's a mean advantage to take of a  man.  What?  Why, this paper says that when they  were married he was lying helpless on  his couch.  A somewhat pathetic letter comes from  an old colored citizen.    It is as follows:  "De rain has done beat down my cotton, an' most er my co'n is done mint.  My son wuz a sojer in de war wid de  Spaniels. He lost two lees in it. Do  you reckon de guv'ment will give him $2  a leg fer 'em?"  The City Girl���What are those queer  red things.  The Farmer���Tomatoes.  The City Girl���Why do you try to fool  me; don't you think I know that tomatoes come in cans?  Wayworn Watson���Dey say in the  tropics the grub grows on trees. Ain't  dat a graft ?  Perry Patettic���Does the trees have to  be climbed ?  Coroner���I attended a card party the  other night. The man on my right held  four aces and a king. The man on my  left held four kings and an ace.  Undertaker���What did you hold ?  Coroner���I held the inquest.  Yonkers Statesman : Bill���Did you  read about that fellow wfitting a poem  on a $50 bill.  Jill���No; the editor kept it, of course.  ��� No; he returned it.  What! an editor returned a $50 bill ?  Yes; ho didn't know what it was.  Ragsby���W'ot! me work? Madam, I  may hev nothin' else in de world, but I  still hev me honor left.  Mrs. Oatley���Hi, Reuben, bring the  gun.    Hyar's a Spanyard.  WANTED.���A First-Class' pant and  vest maker, at once. H. J. Robie, The  Tailor, New Denver.   _��as     .  1898 1898  Provincial  EXHIBITION  to    its    narrow   channel  huge caldron-like recep-  dainpen the trees growing on the  banks hundreds of feet above, and  to keep the moss-grown sides of the  great crevice in dripping dampness  in summer and glassed with ice in  winter.  Spain won't let the sacred dust of  Christopher Columbus longer rest in  the city of Havana, and the remains  of the famed discoverer have been  removed from their niche in the  cathedral for shipment to Spain.  They have lain in their late resting  place since January 9th, 1796, when  they were brought to Havana from  San Domingo, that island having  been ceded to France  by   Spain.    It  ! adjust the matter, and at the same  I time to forward to the minister of  i mines a statement of the facts in the  case, accompanied by a fee ot $5.  The minister of mines thereupon  issues a new certificate dated back  to the time that the first certificate  expired. If, between the time that  the first certificate expired and the  time that notice of intention to apply  for relief is posted, any of the applicant's property has been relocated,  no remedy is possible. On the other  hand, relocations of the applicant's  ground made by other people after  he has posted his notice of intent to  apply for relief, are not valid.  Another part of the law that is  little understood is Section 24 as  amended. This provides that if the  assessment work is done on a claim  within the year and the work is not  recorded during such period because  of oversight or otherwise, the holders  of such property  shall  be allowed a  Under the Direction of Hie  Royal Agricultural sind  Industrial Society nf  British Columbia'  Oct. 5 to 13, inclusive  at New Westminster,  In    conjunction   with   the  Citizens' Grand  Vearly   Celebration   $18,000  in   Prizes  Premium List is the largest  ever offered west of Toronto  iiko  oetreal  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hony Lord Strathcona and Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President. ,  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in. all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F.J. FINUCANE, Manager;  i  i ^ nBf^a NjM *ti mi <jun  iTmiji  iMiMimi  SPEECH.  Talk happiness.   The world is sad enough  Without your wotss.   No path is wholly rough ;  Look for the places that sire smooth aud clear,  And speak to those to rest the weary ear  Of earth, so hurt hy one continuous strain  Of human discontent and grief and pain.  Talk faith.   The world is better off without  Your uttered ignorance ind morbid don hi.  If you have faith in God, or man, or self,  Say so ; if not, push back upon the shelf  Or silence all your thoughts till faith shall conns,;  No one will grieve because your lips are dumb.  Talk health.   The dreary, never-changing tale  Of mortal maladies is worn and stale.  You cannot harm, or interest, or please.  By harping on that minor cord, disease.  Say you are well, or all is well with you.  And God shall hear your words and make them  true.  ���Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  Juddock���Now that the war is 8o happily over I'm glad that I didn't enlist.  Haddock���Why?  Juddock���Because I won't be called  "Colonel" all the rest of my life.  O, well I remember my mothers old slipper,  And the muscle liehfnd it when I was a lad.  And the charm that it worked in the art of converting  Ah excellent boy from one that was bad  'Twas a regular clipper���that heavy old slipper���  The slipper I knew when I was a lad.  "F. Pvman has again commenced to  do business in New Denver. Bring-  your watches to him when they are out  Of order.  C.S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  The Ar.HEia'A Pkois-uok Co. of  Calgary, contemplates sending into  the Kootenay during the fall and  winter regular carload shipments of  Potatoes, and other farm produce.  Tlie trade only will be supplied and  we solicit the co-operation of the  Slocan dealers. For particulars and  prices write to    Thos. H. Ixukam  Box U/iS, Calgary, AIta.  ; Representing Alberta Produce G>.,  and Manitoba Grain Co., Ltd.  We do what we advertise to do.  One=third  of Life in Bed  If you live to be 60 years of  age and have had average  good health you will have  spent 20 ye'irs in bed. Many  persons are careless about  the bedroom, their bed and  bedding. Anything does to  sleep in; and as a natural  consequence they do not  know what it is to have a  good night's rest. We can  give you nice bedroom furniture for little money, and  our spring, wool and mixed  mattresses are as good as  were ever made for the  money. We know you will  sleep better on one of them.  Perhaps what you've got is  good enough but wants making over. We can make  them feel like new.  WALKER & BAKER,.  .X��w l''iii-iiitiii-e I>eulei-s and 'Ku|>airtti's  Denver's     Uii(l��rtii"kei-K and  KiiibiUiiiers.  X. IL���We have the only practical Undertaker  and Embalmer doing business in the Slocan.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  and BONDED.   -INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  H.T.BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Palnta and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall he plowed to quote  prices upon anything required  n my line.  OTEL SANDON,  ^     %     ^j\     7ft  Sandon, B.C.  HTHIS 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 aecoininodsitioiis for a large number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided  with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  Choice Groceries & Provision  "CALL ON,  HAM & CRAWFORD.  SIXTH STREET,       -       -        -        -,     -       -       NEW DENVER.  ^'���Prices are right and Goods Ahvays Fresh.  V  Pyro Spectacular Bombardment of Santiago de Cuba, and  Blowing up of the "-Maine"  followed bv an ui>-to-date Fire  Works Display, which has  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, Dot;4 Show.  Open to the world.  The finest Hands in the  Province will provide music.  Special Rales over all railway and steambo'it lines.  So entrance fee charged for  Exhibits.  For full information apply-  to���  W. H.EDMONDS,  Sec. Celebration  Committee.  -Tj--    a. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  ASSAYE^S OF B. G.  pjOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London. Kng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported  on   ioi    in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical   Laboratory. Belle-  vueave. New Denver  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Si.can City.  GKTHING .Si HF.NDKKSOX. Proprietors.  ~~ NOTICE.  'VfOTICK is hereby L,iven that 'in days after date  I.\ I intend to apply to this Chief Coii.missioner  of Lands and works'for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from the following de-  cribed lands: Commencing at a post marked  Frank Hill, southeast, corner, on the west, side of  Slocan Lake about five miles from the north end.  thence we-t eighty chains, thence north 120  chains thence, east; eighty chains, thence 120  chains south to starting* point, containing non  acres. FRANK HILL.  New Denver, B. <:.. July :si), lSiis.  XiOD?  Goods called  for & Delivered  D  BC.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  R. A. S. MARS ',.ob.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago -  (-1 WILLIM & JOHNSON.  X (MeGill,  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Sloesin  City. -       -      -       -       -        bo  WANTED.  Industrious man of character to travel and appoint agents.   Salary and expenses paid.  BRADLEY-G \RRETSON COMPANY.Limited  Toronto.  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  ,��^'Rates  furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.   i   ][ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon. B. C. Sixth Year.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 6  1898.  AX   EPITOME.  The old-time compositor stood at his case  When the sunlight, grown old, kissed the twilight so youiig.  And deftly Defore him the letters he flung  That each might be found in its usual place.  And the afternoon ray,  As it glided away,  Paused a moment to hear what the ditty might be  That he chanted so low,  As his hand to and fro,  Kept the metal a-clicking from a round to z.  "Oh, we build 'em up so carefully,  A little at a time;  The work, the play,  The grave, the gay,  The laughter and the rhyme;  The wisdom wrought so pray 'rfully.  1'he tales of joy and pain���  The deeds of men  We note; and then ,  We tear them down again."  And then the sunbeam smiled there, ere it glided  afar���  For sunbeams must hasten   at duty's  stern  call���  And, in due course of time, let it's radiance fall  On a palace that languished beneath ad ill star.  And its master cried," Where  Are the splendors so fair  That reflected my rule o'er a people once proud?"  And he wept in his woe.  And the sunbeam sang low.  Till the winds caught the chorus with mockery  loud :  "Oh, we build 'em up so carefully,  A little at a time:  The work, tlie play.  The grave, tlie gay,  The laughter and the rhyme:  The wisdom wrought so pray'rfully,  The tales of joy and pain���  The deeds of men  We note ; and then  We tear 'em down again."  Wilander Johnston in Washington Star.  HY   W.   K.   HKAN.W  Every little while some smart Alec  [scientist mounts the bema to inform a  fooliBh world that kissing is a dangerous  pastime; that upon  the roseate lips of  beauty there  ever   lurks tlie  bacillus,  flourishing skull and cross-bones���veritable flaming Bwords. to keep poor Adam  out of his   Eden.    According to these  learned men the fairest maid is loaded  to the muzzle with microbes, her kiss a  Judas osculation,  betraying the sighing  Bwain who   dares   to browze  upon  her  dewy lips,  to   well-nigh certain death.  In the "lingering sweetness long drawn  out"  myriads of disease germs are supposed to pass  from mouth to mouth  in  true   reciprocity  fashion,   and,   falling  upon new and fecund soil, take root and  flourish there until the ecstatic fools pass  untimely to that bourne v, here all faces  stand so' wide ajar���held so by eternal  hossannahs���that    an   attempted   kiss  were like dropping Hoosac Tunnel into  the Mammoth Cave.   As the Moor of  Venice intimated, there's such a thing  as knowing entirely too much.    Wisdom  that knocks   the yura-yum out of life,  transforms the fond delights of courtship into an armed neutrality and makes  of the   sensuous Vale   of Cashmere  a  profitless desert of dead formalities and  scientific sanitation, simply  to save the  life   assurance   companies    paying   an  occasional premium, should be sealed in  some Pandora box or genie-casket and  cast into the sea.   We cannot blame the  bacteria for selecting as roosting place  the ro8e-bud mouths of the daughters of  men, any more  than  we can blame the  bees for hovering with drowsy drunken  hum  about the fragant flowers; still we  were happier when we knew not of their  presence���when we could swoop blithely  down upon a pair of ruby lips  working  like a patent clothes wringer  in a steam  laundry, and extract  hybhean  honey in  great hunks without Death riding his old  white skate athwart  our pansy-bed and  freezing the genial current of our soul  with his ���Svengali  leer.    We  dislike  to  quarrel   with   science,   but   the  tables  educed in tlie currency controversy now  epidemic  in   this  unhappy land,   have  made us doubt.    Death may iurk in the  lover's   kiss  like   a  yellow-jacket, in' a  Jersey apple; but that scientist who will  go about with his compound microscope,  searching  into   this   tutti-frutti of  the  soul  for  minature monsters,   is   fit for  treason,   strategems   and   spoils.    He's  not a creditable witness and ought to be  abolished.  He's the Thersites of modern  society, aud we hope to see some wrathful Achilles   take  him  out  behind  the  smoke-house and talk  to  him  in a tone  of voice  that   would discourage a  book  agent or a poor  relation.    We don't believe a word   about   his   little   tale of [  osculatory   woe.    During   a variegated  experience of forty years   we've  never  combed any tubercolosis fung'i,   mump  microbes or diptheritie walking delegates  out of our white-horse moustache.  Kissing injurious to health,  forsooth!    Why  it's the fount of perennial  youth which  owl-eyed   old   Ponce   de   Leon   sought  among savages, instead of filling his sails  with   sighs   of   "Gady's   soft ~ desiring  bonated bayou water in the other! Here  in Texas a man must take his kiss with  the peeling on or go without.   He has  enough to do to manage the maid without bothering about the bacteria.   And  let scientists  with  their double-geared  microscopes   say what   they may, that  man who gets an opportunity to buss a  j corn-fed beauty whose breath is sweet as  j that of   a   brindle   calf   fed   on  clover  i blooms, need   not   worry   about bacilli.  I It's a feast fit for the gods.so let him fall  j to, without waiting to have the bloom  | sponged   off  his   peach   on the foolish  hypothesis that its component parts are  i horned  hippogriffs,, ichthyosauria  and  j feathered sea-serpentB such as hover in  the gloom of a gold cure joint at 2 a. m.  If his heart fails him���if he be not willing to chance the cold and silent tomb  for the felicity   of browsing for a few  fleeting moments in Elysian Fields���let  him follow the example of the great and  glorious G. Cleveland, Esq., and hire a  substitute.   There are cases, however,  where it might be well to do considera-  j able deodorizing before risking the oscu-  ' lat��on; better still   to  let the doubtful  | sweets remain unplucked,  as not worth  ! the   labor.   This   great Yankee nation  ! has fallen into thebadhabit ofpromiscu-  ��� ous kissing���a social rite as stale, fiat  j and every way unprofitable as employing  a community tooth-brush or  an indiscriminate  swapping of gum.    Whether  dangerous diseases may be transmitted  thereby I know tot; but it is death to  (sentiment and provocative of nausea.   A  women should be almost as chary of her  lips as of more gracious favors.   A sensitive gentleman would as soon accept a  ! bride from Boiler avenue as take to wife  a vestal virgin   whom   every lecherous  libertine had "mouthed and mumbled."  The   practice   of   "kissing   the bride,"  which still prevails in communities professing  not  only   civilization,  but the  acme of asstheticism, should be abolished by law under severe pains and penalties.    Why a modest woman, who has  done nothing worse than marry, should  be compelled to kiss a company of men  and thereby sample everything from the  aroma of sour stomachs to masticated  cod-fish, I cannot imagine..   The Levite  who performs the ceremony usually consecrates the first fruits to the Lord, and  what he may chance to, leave is gleaned  by Tom, Dick and the Devil, until lips  that would, have tempted angels to assume   mortal   ills,   become   foul as the  Valley of Hinnom���sweet incense to offer  a loving lord!   I once attended a church  fair in   Missouri and   there found two  local beauties   of  good family retailing  kisses to all comers at two-bits a piece���  ���'for the good of the cause!"   "D-na  cause," quoth I, "that must be forwarded by such  foul means."   I bought $5  worth   of   the   sacred   sweetness���then  hired an old farmer who enjoyed a bad  case of catarrh and had worn hi8 solitary  tooth down to the pliocene period chewing   plug   tobacco   and   depositing  the  quotient in   his   beard,   to receive the  goods.    When half through  the job he  struck   for  a   raise of salary!   A kiss  should be a sacred thing���the child ^f a  love that is deathless.   It is the benediction of a mother, the pledge of a sweetheart, the homeage of a wife.   Promiscuous kissing is a casting of pearls before  swine, a brutal prostitution of the noblest and holiest rite ever practiced by the  human   race.    It is a flagrant offense  against all   that  is   noble in man   and  modest   in   woman; hence let us hope  that it is really conducive to disease���  that the wage of sin is death.  tion plate or dies for more donations  to the "Education Fund," but they may  ask, then, if they do not now, why  preachers, like lawyers and doctors,  should not educate themselves. When  one thinks of it, how hard and worldly-  it all seems! how foreign to the true  spirit of Christianity, and how little is  what is now being- done likely to make  the passer-by pause and whisper to his  neighbor, "How lovely are the lives of  these Christians."  Is   the   raising   and    distribution   of  money the sole business of ministers of  the gospel when   in   convention  assembled ?    Is  the   building  of   handsome  churches and parsonages, the accumulation of enormous debts,  the passing of  the collection plates, and   the almost  weekly appeals to the laity for money,  the chief business of the pastor when  he is at home?   Is  there no time when  tha jingle of the dollar shall not be hoard  in the modern synagogue?   Are the ministers ministering to the funds more than  to the people ?   Are the exhorters so  busy appealing to the purses that they  have no time to entreat the wayward  sinner to come nigh?   Are the stewards  so cumbered with much  financial serving that no energy is left to   attend to  the  "better  part?"   Are they   not indeed like the unjust steward who found  it profitable to devote his time to the  mammon of unrighteousness?   Are the  class-leaders leading their classes by the  "quiet waters," or has the class become  one in arithmetic?   What means the enormous falling off in conversions, and  how is it that the membership of the  Church   is   not   being   recruited   more  rapidly from the "adherents," the number of whom is nearly twice as g'reat as  the number of those whose names are  on the roll ?  That money is being worshipped in  many of the Protestant churches is also  proven by the fact that rich  men are  coddled and asked into the highest seats  in  the synagogue.   As a correspondent  in the Globe pointed out last Saturday,  at a Methodist banquet the laymen who  were chosen to sit nearest the high dignitaries of the church were those who  had the greatest wealth.    Is wealth to  be the test of a man's superior godliness? Where do the poor come in���those  who were once called blessed because  they were poor in spirit?    Where   are  the poor in the church  but in the back  benches, and few of them at that, for  who is going out seeking them in the  high-ways and the bye-ways and forcing  them to come in    Are some of the ministers so busy with  being   directors of  loan companies and   life  insurance societies, and that sort of thing, that they  cannot attend to anything  but financial  matters?   If a man has no money does  his soul   become   worthless?   If   he is  very rich, does his soul become specially  precious?   Surely it is a grave  responsibility that the leaders of a great religi-  oue movement are carrying so lightly.  They are filling the places that were designed for teachers and preachers whose  whole   souls   should be given  to  their  work,  and they cannot excuse   them  selves by eloquent preaching on Sunday  against social amusements or the sanctity  of the Sabbath���which is largely used  for the collection of their dues���nor by  exhorting people to pass prohibitory  laws which cannot be carried out, nor by  demanding that religion be taught in  the public schools which is evidently not  now being properly taught in the  churches.  Miss Birdy Hardup���And now that we  are married, my darling, how came you  to pick me out over all the other pretty  girls?  Mr. Jack Hardup (absently)���Well,  darling, you know you had the dough-  uh-uh-uh���(cough)���hem���minion over  my heart from the first time I saw you,  dear."  to the Mining  of improvements  a Crown Grant of  date hereof, to apply  Recorder for a certificate  for the purpose of ob'tainin  the above claim.  , And further take  notice that action under  Section 37 must lie commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day oi September. 1898.  s"-9 DAN HANLON.  PACIFIC  Dominion, St. Keverne, O. ii. H., Exeter,  Felix    and    Payne   Fractional  Mineral    Claims.  AND SOO-FACIFIC LINE.  For four-bits   you can  purchase  ancient newspapers at this office.  100  Reasonable  Prices  and the best and freshest line of  Groceries,  Canned Goods,  Fine Teas and Coffees  Are the rule at  T. H. Hoben's  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.   Where   located:    On  Payne mountain, on the north slope.  rPAKE NOTICE   That T. Charles   afoore, of  L    Kaslo, B. C, and acting as ajrent for the St.  Keverne jUiiiing- Company, Ltd., free miner's  certificate    No.    12.130A.   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 tlie above claims.  And further take  notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5:h day of .September, lSfifi.  Charles moore, p.l.s.  Rio iJIineral Claim.  TO ALL   KASTEKN,  A.VD  EUHOl'KAX I'OINXS.  To PACIFIC COAST,  ALASKA,  JAPAN,  CHINA  AND  AUSTRALIA J'OJXTS.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.      Where   located:  In  Hest Basin, McGui/.'an Creek, nearOkanagaii  mineral claim.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Drewrv, act-  1    hip as a-fa-nt for E. A. Bielenberu, free miner's  certificate No. 25807A, DanielCosfjsriff, free miner's  certificate No.l7(i2A and T.F.CosgrilT. free miner's  certiiieate No. .l7fi3A, intend sixty davs from the  date hereof to apniy to the Mining Recorder for a  certiticate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining si Crown #runt 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 27th dav of August, 1898  HY S. DREWKV.  ���leanette  Mineral Claim.  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Through tickets issued and Bapgage checked  to destination.  TOI IPIQX      l'Ai=*  REVELSTOKE  1 SV-i I1?  '        DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  O A RS      DAILY (except Wednesday)  lw       to EASTERN CANADIAN  AND IT. S. POINTS.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:l-,kDaily: lv���DenverC. Siding���ar: Daily 15 50k  8:35k ex.Sumllv N. Denver Ldt?: arex. Sun.ifi:00k  XKLSON, TKAIL, KOSSLANJU, K'J'C.  f':50kex. Sun: lv N. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  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*. Co.yle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  62T&.11 sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  W. S. Dhewry  Kaslo. B.C.  II. T.Twit.1  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY& TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  tf^Rashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  .ft  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West j  Kootenay District. When; located: Four  miles east of Rosebery, east of Wilson creek.  "TAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg,  1 agent for Frank Kelly, Free Miner's Certiti- I  cate No. 12087A, 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 certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of August, 1898.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  AGENTS.  Iain just starting the best tiling loriuoney-  making you have seen for many n day. Your  name and address will bring the golden information.  T. H. LINSCOTT. Toronto  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Quebec   Mineral    Claim.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  Aliout two miles up the North Fork of Lemon Oreek on north side of creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Dan Hanlon. acting as  an agent for William Harrison, free miner's  certiticate No. 20647A, intend sixty days from the  Silver  llell   No.   2   and    Dump  Mineral Claims.  Fraction  WHAT   IS    CHRISTIANITY?  ���f^ffWffffffffftfffWWfffffffffff  Is it.  an   Everlasting   Fight  for  Money,  Money,  Money.  train."    It's   the   true   Brown-Sequard  elixir, which   makes  the heart of hoary  age beat foiever like a boy's.    It's the  lieaven distilled cau'de vie which causes  the young man  to  forget a combination  of tight boot   and   soft-boiled  corn and  makee the   grisly  octegenarian  rise  up  William Ueilly   and   neigh   like a two-  year-old.    Disease trerms indeed !    Why,  it's nature's remedy for all  the ills that  (lesh is heir to, facile  princeps  of eunui  antidotes, infallible   cure  for  that tired  feeling.    The   latest   pseudoscientist  to i  discover that the gentle ripple of the kiss ;  is but a dirge,  tries to set  in the black j  o'erhanging firmament a bow of promise. !  Me opines that all danger may be avoid- ;  ed if the kissing machines are carefully j  deodorized before  and  after using,  and ���  recommends   that  the  lips   be  washed!  with some chemical compound that will j  make the most obstinate  bacillus sorry .  he was born.    It's a great scheme���but;  will  it work?    Will  our   society belles i  and beaux now appear equipped, each j  with a bottle of carbolic acid or a jug of;  lime water in which to soak their awee*.- i  ness before effecting that exchange which  is no robbery? or   will  each   parlor   be  provided with  a bowl of bacteria annihilated which the  young  man will employ much as the careful  cotton planter  does Paris green ?    The plan of disinfection   before   permitting  the   sp.'rit's to  Writing in Saturday  Night,  Toronto,  Don says:  The Christian religion  was  started by  One who was known to His neighbors as  the son of Joseph,   the  carpenter of Nazareth.    It was   propagated  mostly by  simple   fishermen,   though  its greatest  preacher was a man who left  th*3  profession of law to live  a life of suffering  and die a violent death.    This religion  was  brought down to us through  ages,  the darkness ��� of which we   can  hardly  conceive,  and  accomplished   vast good  until its leaders became   corrupt  and  spirituality  well-nigh  died   out   of    it.  Reformation  after  reformation has partially   cleansed the Church, and again  and again brought spirituality back to be  a power in  the   conversion   of   sinners.  With each reformation came a return to  simplicity,but one can hardly look about  at the  so-called  Christian world to-day  without feeling that another reformation  is needed.  Of course it ill behooves a secular critic  to set himself up as an authority as to  who is spiritually-minded and who is not,  but it needs no seeker after faults, no  scoffer, no soul unillumined by religious  light, to point out the worldliness, the  sordidness which has occupied so large  a poition of the time of the present Conference.  No doubt  the  conditions  are more o>-  less  similiar in other churches, but the  Conference now in session affords a case  in point, and  outsiders have a right to  ask if the debates which we are reading,  | if  the  topics  which are occupying  the  j time,  are "evidences of Christianity,"  and if so, what is Christianity ?   Is this  Church following the holy examples so  i often set in the past, or growing rich and  I becoming corrupted by tlie love of money  j and the  lust of power?    What example  I is it. setting to an  already sordid world?  j What is it doing towards the simplifica-  I tion or solution of our social problems?  ; How  is  it helping  the  fashion-ridden,  care-stricken and money-grabbing  man  and woman at the end of the nineteenth  century to accept less  of the unsatisfactory  things  of the   world   and   to find  some degree of contentment in this life,  not to speak  of salvation  in   the world  to come ?   Are not these ministers who  talk so glibly of millions of dollars standing between  the  people  who listen to  them  and  who watch   them,  and   the  Great Example set by Him who had not  where  to  lay His  head ?   It seems  to  me that the shadows of these blind leaders    are darkening  the  faces   of those  upon whom they should shed light, and  1 fear  the  blind are leading the  blind j  along the roughest  paths which  lead to '  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of \\ est  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Surprise. Keno and Gladstone  mineral claims, in Best Basin. McGuigan  creek.  ���JUKE NOTICE"that I. William S. Dreury,  1 acting as agent for the Native Silver Bell  Mining Company, Limited, of Rossland, B. C,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 13145A, intend  sixty days from the date hereof to applv 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 lieforc the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of August, 18!)8.  W. S. DREWRY.  Blaek Fox, lied Fox,   Grey Wolf,   Black  Bear, Black Fox Fraction, Red Fox  Fraction,   Grey    Wolf  Fraction,  and    Black      Bear     Fraction  Mineral     Claims.  Situate in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located: In  Cariboo Creek Camp, north of Snow Creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I, A. I\ Patrick, acting  I as agent for The Silver Queen Mining Co.,  Limited Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No.  10742A, intend, sixty days from tlie date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this loth day of August, 189K.  A, P. PATRICK.  L. 2H17 G. 1.  Constant Mineral  Cl;i  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  j RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossland  and Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to the  Mineral District of the Col-  villo Reservation,   Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  DAILY   SERVICE.  Leave. Arrive.  6:20 a.m.        NELSON       5:35 p. m  12:05 "        ROSSLAND     ll:20a.m  8:30 a.m.      SPOKANE      3:10 p.m  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 and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundarv  Creek connect at. Marcus with stage daily.  C. G. DIXON, Spokane, Wash  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADINGS.,   LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20,1898.  Subject to change without notice.  (REGULAR EARLY MORNING EDITION)  Canada's  Greatest  Newspaper,  TORONTO^-^^  Including the 24 or 28 page SATURDAY  ILLUSTRATED EDITION.. will be sent  to any address in Manitoba, Northwest  Territories,'BritishColumbia aud all points  WEST OF NORTH BAY for  per Annum.  THE GLOBE, Toronto, Canada.  SSTAgenls wanted in every unrepresented district.  The  ames  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. AV hero located: OuCodv  Creek and adjoining the Bolander mineral  claim. L. 21,1''G. 1.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, A. S. Fanvell. asasrent  I for A. \\\ McOune. F. M. C. H17-'7 W L  Mofre. F. M. C. NSSOSf.. E. V. McCiuie, F. M. C.  K5SI22. intend, sixty days from this date  hereof, to applv to the Mining Recorder for si certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown graiTl- of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action under section ."7 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Hated this lllli day of .July. ISSiS.  A.S. FAKWELL.  SS.   INTERNATIONAL.  South Bound North Bound  Read down. Read tip.  SANDON  Train lvs Dsttly. l.Oo jim   Train ar dally 10.50 am  KASLO  "���   ar      ���'      :',A5 pm   Train lv   *���  tJBoat lv 3.8(1 am    ���Kaslo���    Boat i  ��.      "    4.80 am    Ainsworth  C"f      -     5M) am    Pilot Bay  o       "     5.30 am       Ba Ifour "  ��Boat ar(i.4o am. Five Mile Ft  7.15 am       Nelson  8.00 am  ��� 8.30 pm ��y  7.30 pm?  (>.<5 pm a  (UO pmK  5.23 pm g  4.45 pm ��  c'Trainar 10.05 ;im Northport. Train lvl.55pm>>  11 no am  3 in pm  Rossland  >pokaue  12.05 pm--;  s.3o amq  Read down  Dailv train  SS. ALBERTA.  Sandon  lv l.'iu pm Dsiilv  Kaslo  ar .'1.15 pm  v 5.00 pm Mo&'l  Read up.  tralsi ar 10.50 am  = -��  Iv  .S.iw am  ^    Boat Iv 5.oopm Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  0.20 pm Ainsworth Boat��� ar 11.40 pm_  ".nopm   Pilot Bay        -      11 no pm ��  s.oopmj:  o.oo pm^  5.00 pm >,  2.oo pnrc  1.15 pm5  7.50 aniK  1(1.00 pin Kuskonool;  ���' 12.00 pm Co.ii  River  '���    1.00 am   Ruiindary        '���  5    '��� arS.ooam Bonner's "F'ry '    lv  x Train lv 11. lo am       ���'       T'riiin ar  "     ar 2.45 pm Spokane       "     lv  Alturus, Alps  and Alps Fraction Mineral  Claims.  Situated   in   the Slocan  Minim; Division   of  West Kootenay District.    Where located:  On divide between   AVilson Creek and north  fork Carpenter Creek.  TAKE  NOTICE  that I.   Herbert T.    Twigp.  1    soreiit for the Golden Can von Gold and Silver  Miniuc Company. Free Miner's  Certiticate'No.  ������2(>52a, intend, oo days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the. purpose of obtaining a Crown jfrant  of tile above claims.  And.    further   take    notice,   that   action  under    section    SS7.    must     be     commenced  before tlie issuance of such  certificate of Im  provements.  Dated this 18th day of August 18<lx  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  SPECIAL KOOTENAV LAKE SERVICE,  Coimnencinc -lime 20, ISSiS.  On Monday. Thursday and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. m. for Ainsworth. Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Lcivvinjr Nelson sit s a. in., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Kaslo, and all way points.  GEORGE   A LEXA NDER, Gen'l .M^r  P.O. Box 122. Kaslo. B.C.  KASLO & SLOCAN HY  TIME CARD  j A]lis Mineral  Claim.  j Situate iii (be  Slocan   MiniiiK  Division of West  Kootenav   District.     Where located:   About  three quarters of a   mile  from  Sandon and  adjoining the Slocan Belle, mineral claim  rpAKE NOTICE   that   we.   E. M.   Sandilands.  ! .1.    tree miller's certificate No. 111:12a, June 1st,  IWS, Sandon'; and J. H.  Grav. I'reo miner's certificate No. 4527a, August 22d. iwi7. Kaslo. intend  sixl v days from   ihe  date  hereof  to  apply to the  Mining- Recorder  for a  certiticate   of  improvements,  for  the  purpose of obtaining a  Crown  irr.iut of the above claim.  And furllier t .   e notice that   action under see-  lion 87 must be. commenced   before   the   issuance  of such certiiieate of improve in en is.  Dated ihN illb dav of Aufrnst. IWlK.  Taking effect 1.00 o'clock a. m.  Sept. 1, 1898, Pacific or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Lcavi  Air.  ti 8 80  H 55  !��� 15  10 OO  10 (IS  10 20  1(1 84  10 45  A.M.  Arriv  Leave  <S(,n(l iictur  .Mineral  Claim.  n  T  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under new management. The Dining Room will  always be up to  the market, while  rush together u la Tennyson at the ! graves from which they will not be lifted  touching of the lips, may work in Boston, perhaps; but out here in the glad  free southwest, where we still have to  catch our hare before we cook it, such an  arrangement would clog the wheels of  progress and perhaps extinguish Hymen's torch. Imagine the Apostleichas-  ing the beauteous Rebecca Merlindy  around a log cabin at some husking bee  at the metropolis of Harris county, a  swab in one hand  and a gourdful of car-  on resurrection morn by "memorials"  and "million dollar funds," or the ringing of bells from lofty steeples; to  graves in which their sleep will not be  made sweeter by the learning of collegians nor the recollection of "appeals"  and "subscriptions" to raise the mortgages from churches which should never  have been built. Truly the dead will be  fortunate in not hearing any more the  jingle of the merry dollar  in the collec-  lii  the   bar   will   contain  cigars that  cannot be  quality   and   fiavoi  Old and   new  patrons  hotel just like home.  "JACOBSON  Situate in She Slocan Mining- Division of West  Kootenay Disiriet. Where located: Twi  Lakes Basin.  \-\KE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twiirir  .jrent for William H. Elson. Free Miner's certiiieate No. iiS5:iA, intend, sixi v davs .from the date  hereof, fo apply to the Miuini:- Recorder u<r :\  certiticate of improvements, for Ihe purpose of  obtaining a crown ���ri-ant of ihe above claim.  And further lake notice that action under See.  '!7 uiiisi be commenced before (lie issuance of such  cei'titicat.- of improvements.  Dated lhis2sth dav of Jul v. issis.  HERBERT T. Ttt'KJi;.  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewat^-  Bear Lake  MeG ui^ran  Cody Junction  ���'  Sandon Leave  CODY    LINE.  ll.iKia.m ��� Sandon ���   Arrive,  "       11.1"   " Onlv Junction  Leave,  Arrive, 11.25   ������     ��� "Codv  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Miif^r.  GEO   F. COPELAND,  Superintendent  For cheap  railroad  and steamship tickets tc  and from all  points,  apply to  S.  CAMPBELL,       "Agent, Sandon.  3 3(1 1  .M  Si 05  1  2 10  i  2 OS  ��  1   50  1  i :,--  4  1 2S  1  1  15  I  11.5H i  All  11.50 a  .111  11..-!:"> a  .in  Hectors  Brandon, B  C,  Assay Price List  Mollie  liquors   and  surpassed for  the   Slocan.  find this  & CO.  Hughes,   Iteal  i,  aiul   Kinkor.i  Idea  No.   J,  J'into,  Mineral  Claim.-..  "-.���in Minim; I )ivi.sion (Jf  strict.   Where located:  ol  New   Denver,  on tin  We.-t  About  ��� shore  will  I SMTtia te in the SI,i  ; Kootenay   Di:  ; oiie mile nun ::  ' of slocan |,:lk.  ; TAKE NOTICE that 1.   W.  S.   Drewrv.  of ihe  I   I    town  o!   Kaslo.   actio:.'   as   aireut fur M. K.  ! Brandon. Free Miner's  Certificate  No. K5 )27:  II.  ! Clever. Free Miner'sCertifieate No. 10!i7!i.\: Harrv  i Sheraii, Free Miner'.: (Vrtificaie. No. 12001A:  and  , Tho.-,. Avisou. Free Miiier'sCcrnlicare No. loiuiA.  intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply  to the .Wining 1,'eeorder |,.|- a certiticate of improvements for the purii-.se .if obt.iiniiiir a Crown  .irrant of the above claims.  And lurtbcriake notice  that  action under section ;;t7 must be commenced   before  the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this ltth dav of Julv. l.sii.s  W. S.  DRKWKV  .cad  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each   Gold. Silver and Lead, combined  Gold sind Silver   Silver and Lead   Cornier (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver. Copper and I  Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   Gold. Silver anil Coppei- ...  '. Platinum     Mercury   Iron or Manganese   Lime,  Mairncsumi.  Barium  phur. each   Bismuth, Tin. Cobalt, Nicke'  Zinc, and Arsenic, each.  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter. A si  and   |nTceut;m-e   of   Coke, if  Cukin.  Coal)   'IVriiiKs '.Cjish  *With  .1 line 20th. 1X< 15.  Silica,   Sul-  A minion v.  iple.  ���s?l .5(1  3 00  2 00  2 (VI  2 0(1  -I 00  2 50  2 50  S. 00  5 00  2)  2 00  2  0(1  FRANK  DICK.  AKnayci' an.l  Ao.ihst THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 6, 1898.  Sixth Yeap.  MINING   RB0OBOS.  The following is a complete list, of the  mining transactions recorded eur\ng the  ���week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows :���  LOCATIONS.  Sept 27���Protection, Three Forks. Geo Petty.  Kitchener Fractional. Sandon, P .J Hickey-  Silver   Pick   Fraction,   Alamo   Concentrator,  Michael Sullivan,  Telluroid Fraction,Twin Lake Mountain,same.  Sept 28���Carupore Fractional, Payne mountain, Ernest Harrop.  Golden Wonder, Cod/, J M Winter.  Oct 1���Twilight, Galena Fa-im, Charles Mc-  Nicholl.  Slocan Yet, Granite creek. Wm Anderson.  Oct 3���Romola, Four Mile, Edward Stewart.  Zoroaster, same, Chsis S Rashdall.  Vancouver, same, A E Fauquier.  Royal  Arthur, south  fork Carpenter, Arthur  Peel.  Oct 1���Day Dawn, Carpenter, P A Hatfberg.  ASSESSMENTS.  Sept 27���Egypt.  SEPT2S3���Daybreak, Herbert, Medium.  Sept 29���Little King. Toothpick Fraction,Night  Owl, Drum Lummori, Dauntless, Constant.  Oct 1���Iron Mask, Sultana, Baltimore Fraction, Northern Belle.  Oct'i���Iron Mountain, Major Fraction, Charlotte, Franklin Fraction, I C, Ptarmifc-an.  cehtikicatk ok  improvements  Skit 28 ��� Convention Fraction.  THANSKKKS.  Skit27���Roudon,  St Clair,  Henry Brown  to  John E Maguire, Sept 23, $125.  Good Hope li Geo Clark to H If Pitts, Sept 10.  Sept 20���Thursday Fraction .',, L \V Parkison  to Payne Mining Co., Sept 27, *3,<J00.  Hood Fraction. E H Thomlinson to F Farrel,  Sept 27.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION  LOCATIONS.  Sept 21��� Mount Royal. E G Warren; Evergreen, M J Fraser; Mctallifferous, C C Pointz;  Annie, J Hendrix, M P McNeill, B McLean,  Chris Krueger.  Sept 22���Wingham, Win Anderson ; Black  Bear, Geo Carney.  Sept 23���Paul, F Paulson; Sunshine; First  Chance, T H Waring; Montana, L Johnson;  Midday Fraction, C 0 Weese; Columbia, A  Neilson.  Sept 24- R E Adams, \V J Adams; One Spot,  F Townsend; Ivigtut, L Christenson; Cryolite, 1  Kraff.  Sept.26���Basin Fraction, J D Moore; Flora, W  S Murphy, John McHal'e.  Skpt 27���Lady of the Lake, H Cody.  assessments.  Skpt 21���Gem, Vigilant, Crown for 3 years.  Sept 22���Kaslo, Glory, Homestretch, Iron  King, Monte Christo, Kitty Burk, Kaslo Peak,  Looby.  Sept 23���Zephyr, Corleone, Alto, Grant, General for2 years, Granite, Annie for 1 years,Olson,  Harrison, Canadian Boy, Mormon.  Sept 2C���Paragon, Criterion,Snowcaj>e,Garnet,  THANSUKKS.  Sept 21���First Choice .V. M L Martin to C S  Dunham.  Belwood, G Martin to same.  Agnes Fraction J. M L Martin to same.  Monte Carlo, International, Fraction Frretion.  North Slope, N S Fraction, South Slope, Carri-  bou, Evening Star, Northern Light J, A Johnson  to C F Caldwell.  Sept 2t���Dead Medicine J, Oswald Steiu to F  Knott, $75.  Sept 26���Ella May,Wandering Goat i, H Niten"  gale to VV J Adams.  Bridget McCue appoints Pat McCue her agent  to conduet sale of the Utica, Alice and Andrew  Ja_y.  Sept 27���CRTryon, John Love and T A S  Kelliler appoint J H Love agent to Crown grant  President  Certiiieate of satisfaction Gold Commissioner re  work 011 President.  farm, he was not long-in learning-the  American ways and American manners.  When he came out with his first big-  batch of ��-old he was very cautious and  careful of hfs conduct aiid was not molested, except once and then he was in  Portland while on his way to San Francisco. He and his companion were held  up bv footpads, but they put up a fight  and footpads and victims were arrested.  The footpads wens sent to the penitentiary and after that the Klondiker was  more cautious than ever.  "When I was in San Francisco that  time after my experience in Portland,"  said Danijlovich, "I saw ��� an old man in  a hotel. 1 knew I had seen him before  and finally I remembered who he was.  I walked up to him and asked him:  "'Do vou know me?"  "No,'" he said.  "Don't you remember a boy you gave  a sack of flour to at Circle City, Alaska,  several years ag-o'?'  "Then he remembered and we had a  long" talk. The old man was not in  verv good circumstances and I wrote  him out a check for $300, but he would  not take it."  X   CAVKRX OF GOLD.  A SOX OT;' FOUXUNK.  The full fruition of the hopes of Christopher Columbus when lie went seeking  for the mythical mountain, of Golden  Ciobo among the hills of Cuba and  Puerto Rico, in 1493, seems to have  been realized by a party of Seattle men  in this year of j>:race 1S98. A tall, lank  Swede, named Anderson, lias discovered a mountain cave which appears to  be filled with golden treasure. A party  of Seattle men, GO in number, tire now,  scooping it up with shovels and sending  the rich ore out to the smelter.  Bereft of all romance, the lind is quite  a wonder. On a mountain side,in the  Cascade range and not far from the  Great Northern railway track has been  found a natural cave, 70 feet deep and  having an arched overhanging wall 40  feet from the floor of the cavern. Back  in the innermost portion of this cave is  a decomposed ledge of: rich gold, ore,  23 feet wide. It is so rotten that it can  be crumhled in a mortar and the gold  washed out. Seventy assays have  already been made and" the least showing so far is $4S to the ton and up to  $200.  The cave is one of the natural wonders of the Cascades and what is somewhat strange is the fact that it is as  dry as a powder house without any calcine or stalactite formations which are  so often characteristics of "deep caverns.  The mouth of the cavern is about a  mile up the mountainside from the base,  the angle of the mountain side being  near 45 degrees. A wooden tram has  already been built down the mountain  side and a roadway built out to the railroad. Twenty-five horses are being"  gathered here to-day to take out to the  mountain to be used"for transporting the  ore to the railroad. The first ton of the  ore will reach the smelter at Everett or  Tacoma next week.  The men in possession of the cavern  are naturallv much elated and are saying very little. They confidently expect their first ton of ore to vield them  $300. _____ .���.,._______  A   Lesson    in    Etiquette.  Colonel Pouf���And zee slip noose and  zee stout hook.  General Bourn���Yes; and zee slip  noose was carefully gr-r-reased.  Colonel Pouf���And did you fees zee  gas so he could easily blow eet out?  General Bourn���We put a sign ovaire  eet saying: "Do not blow out zee gaz  unless you are ready to die."  Colonel Pouf���Sacre! and he positively  r-r-refuses to keel heemself ?  General Boum���He r-r-refuses.  Colonel Pouf���-"Mon dieu! he ees no  gentlemen!  LIKKS    SLOGAN    PROPERTIES.  Shortly before the steamer Amur  sailed southward one of the Klondike  millionaires reached ��� Skagway. The  new-comer was a Pole named M. W.  Danijlovich, and he is said to own some  very good mines on Bonanza and Eldorado, and says he has 33 men at work  for him, paying his men S10 per day.  He is a young man, only 27 years old,  and landed in Alaska six years ago  penniless; now he has no idea of how  much he is worth. He owns a fine  house in San Dieg-o, which he bought  two years ago, paying 825,000 therefor,  that is now occupied by his ag-ed father  and mother who came from Poland to  share their son's prosperity. The story  he tells of his experience reads more like  a tale from the Arabian Knights than a  nineteenth century possibility.  Six years ago iii Poland the young-  man grew restless for new scenes and  finding a man who was coming' across  the country in a dog" team he induced  him to permit him to accompany him.  The man and the boy crossed Siberia in  the dog team, landing finally on the  shores of Behring- sea, the trip occupying- about four mouths. They made  their way across Behring- straits in a  native Esquimaux boat and travelled  down the coast untii they came to the  Yukon river. Here Danijlovich poled up  the river until he reached Circle City,  which he made his headquurters. When  he arrived there he had only a few cents  in coin ancl a handful of beans and a  little bacon. He was on the point of  despair when an old miner gave him a  sack of flour. In a short time he found  work, and since then his experiences in  ' and about the new gold fields has been  a marvellous one from a money making  point of view. He was among the first  to rush to the new gold fields of the  Klondike, and secured some very fine  properties. Two years ago he came out  of tlie country with about 830,000, with  his holdings not even properly opened  up. Last year he paid the Canadian  government in royalties S-25,000 so that  he must have taken out about 8250,000  in gold.  Two years ago Danijlovich sent for  his old father and mother and told them  to come to America. He sent them $900  to pay their fare to San Francisco,  When"the old couple arrived in California they were taken to San Diego  and found there a home for which their  son had paid 825.000, and which was  being cared for by a competent corps  of servants. It would probably be an  impossible task to truthfully describe  the conflicting-emotions of the old couple  at finding themselves thus suddenly  surrounded by such princely evidences  of wealth.  "I have had six years of experience  in Alaska and now 1 think I hare had  enough," said the young man at Skagway. "I will remain inside this winter  and work my claims and then I will sell  and occupy the rest of my days in  leisure and following the bent of my inclinations."  Danijlovich���and he pronounces his  name as though it were spelled "Dan-  eills"���had his eye-teeth cut in Alaska  among- the old miners long- before lie  came out from the interior. Althou<j"!i  he arrived at Circle City a green Pol'sh  boy  just   from   the   fields   of ;i Russian  The Spankp-Yanko war will briner  other advantages to Uncle Sam than an  accession of territory. It will teach him  good manners and edify his statecraft.  With the occupation of Manila, Uncle  Sam will be drawn into cosmopolitan  diplomacy. So far he has managed his  own barnyard excellently well, but it has  been a !small barnyard and practically  took care of itself. Uncle Sam has indulged in a great deal of grimy shirtsleeve politics, which he has dignified  with the nam's of democracy and republicanism. If the United States ever performed a loutish trick of diplomacy, it  held up the proletarian fetish and, with  a good nasal twang shouted: "This is a  government of the people by the people  for the people." Abraham Lincoln's  catch-word has been made the excuse  for a great many insults which the grave  and reverend powers of Europe have  overlooked as being from an unmannerly young cub who knew no better. It  was not so long ago that Secretary Sherman was unbased through his shirtsleeve politics. Secretary Sherman's  reason was unhinged, to be sure, but the  world had to put up with a deal of his  madness before he was removed from  politics.  When Uncle Sam enters European  diplomacy he will learn the uses of good  manners. He will meet the cleverest  diplomats in the world, the subtlest, the  most polished. His clownish demagogu-  ery will not pass current in that refined  atmosphere. He must put keenness  against keenness and answer epigram  with epigram. He ninst possess the  iron hand under the velvet glove. He  must know how to smile and caper and  be affable even when his purpose is most  serious. He must overtake and keep  abreast of that intricate game���the most  intricate in the world���European diplomacy, His democracy must be worn  gracefully. He must forget Klion the  tanner and be Alcibiodes th�� courtier.  , Uncle Sam will meet trained diplomats, men of blood and lineage, in  whose families diplomacy has been both  tradition and practice for many generations. His ambassadors, then, must  have savoir faire, affability, insight,  graciousness, and a hundred other high ,  qualities. These are not the usual  equipments of the ward heelers and  muck politicians who sit in the United  States Senate and Congress. There will  be great problems to handle in this new  diplomacy. Uncle Sam must select his  best men, his gentlemen, and if there be  none such, he must set to work and  breed them. Uncle Sam's table manners must be extended beyond apple  sass and pumpkin pie.���Toronto Star.  The    French   Way.  General Bourn���He has admeeted bees  guilt. He makes of eet no bones. He  disgr r-raus zeeYrrande armee.  Colonel Pouf���Aha! he must die!    He I  must suicide heemself! j  General Boum���Sat ees a grande idea.  I thought of zat ze fir-r-rst theeng. He  will not heemself suicide.    What zen?  Colonel Pouf���Have you tried all zee  encouraging sur-r-roundings? Do you  but zee r-r-revolvaire in hees cell i  General Boum���We did.  Colonel Pouf���And zee razore !  General Boum���Two razorcs.  Colonel Pouf���And zee cold poisone?  Genet'iil Bon 111 ��� Four lioitailes.  E. Mahon, of the firm of Mahon, Mc-  Farland & Mahon, has just returned  from a visit to the interior, in particular  the Slocan, says the Vancouver World.  To a reporter he said: "I visited the  Vancouver group, on Four Mile creek,  and from there we expect to ship a  g-ood deal of ore this winter . Last year  we shipped 300 tons, which netted us  830,000 from the smelter, ..and the returns of the last car load were 263 ozs.  in silver to the ton and 65 per cent,  lead. From the Wakefield mine, also  on Four Mile creek, we expect to ship  1,000 tons this winter. Development  work is now turning . out very satisfactorily.  "D. H. Dawson, of Vancouver, is now  developing- two claims, the Essex and  the Edinburg. He has six inches of  clean ore in one tunnel, and besides the  indications are verv good for several  hundred feet. My brother, G: Mahon,  has just returned from London where  lie made arrangement for capital to  continue work on the Jewel, in Long-  Lake Camp, Greenwood district. We  recently received smelter returns from  trial shipment of nine tons from the  Jewel, amounting- to 897 in gold and  S19.95 in silver to the ton.  "Another Slocan property that I saw  was the Comstoek, operated by the  Messrs. Bell-Irving, of. this city. Reports show it to be in a very favorable  condition and a contract has just been  let for the erection of a -concentrator.  On other properties where they are.de-  veloped good results are showing'."  H. H. Knox,  Has removed to the  Newmarket  Block and is preparedjto repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  ACKjNAWS  OVERCOATS  BLANKETS  -^P*-^QUILTS  RuBbS,-dS QERHANSOX  Boots and Shoes, and all necessaries for comfort during  cold weather can be had at the���  PoStofflCe Store, Sandon.  D.E.GellatIy&5ons  a  -DEALERS IN  One of the uses for which balloons  may be employed is the investigation of  the"sea bottom. If has been found by  aeronauts that frequently the bottom  is clearly visible from a balloon through  the water. This fact has recently been  made use of to recover a torpedo boat  which had been lost off Toulon.  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  ���'������   this hotel.  BRANDON & BARRETT  Farm Produce, Fruits,  VCj^ClHMCS.     Okanagan Lake,  <3   P  O. BRUCE'S LANDING  For the convenience of the trade a stock is ahvays 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.  NEW DENVER,  The largest room in the wcrld under  one roof and unbroken by pillars is 'at  St. Petersburg. It is 620 feet long by 120  feeiin breadth. ��� .       .  The only two animals whose brains  are heavier than that of man are the  whale and the elephant.  In China a man may wear the same  garments for a lifetime without being  out of style, so little does the fashion  change.-  ORE HAULING  rpENI  tons of ore daily from  the Queeu Bess  i" dii  LENDERS are invited for a contract for hauling  Mines  to the Alamo Concentrator during the  sleighing season.   The Company does not, bind  itself to .accept the lowest or any tender.  Address, by letter in tho first place,  The Queen Bess Phoi'uiktaky Co., Ltd.  Three Forks, B. C.  NOTICE.  All accounts due me must be. settled forthwith  or they will be placed in court for collection.  ���* H. CLEVER.  New Denver, Aug. 1S.189S.  Qt  %G-W*&  '���affe.pson  ar]d  TctTiorjep  ���o  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public;  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE &AVISON,       -       -       -       -������'-���'.       ".       Proprietors.  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOCAN CITY, B.C.  ���^IjileWafer, ��. ^  ���ffifr-Qr  MM9  The Job  room  of  Th6LedHe  New  Dress  Goods,  Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  Summer and Fall  wear; also ready-  made Clothing,  Neck wear, Hats,  and Caps, Boots  and Shoes ��� the  most complete stock in the lake section���at prices as low as it is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into our show- window.  "We are displaying a fine line of  novelties.Y  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  Slocan  TUp,   108 Bishopsgate St  1J1L (within)  British L0Ni)0N��ENG-  Subscr"*-���"- ''" "   Columbia  Review  Subscril)tion,.*2.n0 per annum  To Brokers, Mining;  Engineers, owners of  Mining Claims. Mining Enginecrs.Assay-  ers,  Journalists  and  others-  Advertise in the B. C. Review,  the only representative B. C. Journal in Europe.   A Good Investment.  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  �����  Is the finest west of the Red River  ...... The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay, 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   v^r. ^ \^r ^    If you are in the Slocan metropolis call m 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 ot the  rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing to  do, or cash that is too heavy to carry,. and we will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.     Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  DR. MDLLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  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.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  ASLO MOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and |3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  The  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  AGENTS.  Two editions "Life and Work of Mr. Gladstone" already sold. Third edition just ready.  Now is the time to make money. Look here, o.ie  man sells 11 his first day, a fourteen-year-old boy  21, in evenings during one week, another 27 in 15  hours, and another 90 in 14 days, &c. &e. Greatest book agent's bonanza on the market. Big  commission paid. Write quick for free particulars.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO., Limited,  Toronto  Mrs. McDougald/  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand.  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 agent or���  G. B. GARRETT.  C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.  WM. STITT, Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  k  Insurance  and General Commissson  Agents.  NKW DENVER. B. ^  ���mn  Being- good at  man rich.  figures never made a

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