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 Volume VI.   No. 8.  NEW DENVER, B. .0.,* NOVEMBER 24, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  &lf&m&9glf&8 !?8^SSS��?2^32S6Sa&?aS3fS  LOGAN GAM  w&m&sffK&sgsa as �������*ra  �����  ss-a-^j  LK���� K   OKOPFINGS.  Mining activity is general throughout  East Kootenav.  LOCAL   chit-chat.  Business on the N. & S. is improving.  Rossland's   winter carnival   will   lie  SIOCAN   MINERAL   float.  held the end oi: Januarv.  has  has  A. M. Banting,  of Whitewater,  been g'azetted a notary public..  J.  D. Graham,   of Revelstoke,  blossomed out as a notary public.  St. Andrew's day is to be celebrated  oil the 30th. Local Scots will kindly  meet. .  ���  An effort is to be made to organize  the Conservatives in town during the  next few days.  Capt. Estabrooks is now in command  of the C.P.R. steamer Aberdeen, on  Okanagan lake. ^  Three cases only are now in the Slocan  Hospital, and they are rapidly approaching convalescence.  Roderick Robertson, mgr. of the London & B. C. Goldfields, Nelson, was here  ���during the week on mining business.  The Crow's Nest Pass Railway was  taken over by the C.P.R. on the 15th,  by Gen.-Manager White, of Winnipeg*.  H. Clever and family were registered  at the Commercial hotel, Vancouver,  on Wednesday, on their way to Honolulu.  There is a pernicious habit in vogue  in town of helping oneself to his neighbor's water barrel during the midnight  hours.  F. J. Finucane has been appointed  manager of the Bank of Montreal at  Greenwood, and E. Pitts has Ins former  position here.  Advent Sunday, Nov  in Church of England  morning and evening,  All are inaited.  J. H. Millward, mgr. of the Bosun  opera house, has definitely fixed the  day for opening the institution on the  first of December.  A very small forces of men are kept at  the Galena Farm.  Work is to be resumed on the Noble  Four, on Lemon creek.  The miners around Sandon are or-,  ganizing a Miners' Union,  27th, services  Mission Room  at 11 and 7:30.  F L. Byron, charged with pointing'a  revolver at Gus Kruger, came before  Stipendiary Magistrate Sproat, on Saturday, and was fined ��20.  Married���On Mondav, November 21st,  by the Rev. C. F.'Yates, Charles W.  Aylwin to Mary Elizabeth Gather-  cole, both of New Denver.  Geo. McDonald was fined ��20 and  costs Tuesday, at Silverton, by Stipendiary Magistrate Sproat, for assaulting  F.L. Bvron. Gus Kruger was discharg"-  ed.  Howard West returned on Monday  after spending several weeks in East  Kootenay, in company with R. C.  Campbell-Johnston, inspecting severa1  mining propositions.  A pleasant social gathering was held  in the parlors of the St. James Hotel,  Thursday evening, in honor of the  birthday' of Mrs. Lomberger, It was  in the nature of a surprise, and everybody had a good time.  Tourist cars for St. John, N.B., for  .connection with Atlantic Steamers pass  Revelstoke Nov. 25th, Dec. 2nd, 9th  ;and 16th. Berth rate on these cars,  Revelstoke to St John, is S8. The last  steamer from Fort William for Owen  .Sound will leave Nov. 29th.  The missionary committee of the  Methodist church in British Columbia,  at a meeting held in Vancouver, made  the following appropriations to the  districts: Victoria, S702 ; Vancouver,  $1,132; New Westminster, 8500; Kam-  loops, 82,843 ; Kootenay, S1,8G2 ; and  $2,614 for moving expenses for the  whole province.  ANOTHER   DENVER   SHIPPER.  More men have been added to the  Rambler force, increasing it to 30.  The Dardanelles keeps steadily at it,  and their assays are showing 200 oz. ore.  The new strike on the Fisher Maiden  runs 295 oz. in silver and 50 per cent,  lead.  John G. Devlin has the contract from  eastern parties to run 150 feet of tunnel  on the Boston, a claim on Murphy  creek.  Manager Rimmelmeyer, of the Emily  Edith, endeavored to" obtain F. LV  Byron's third interest in the Fidelity  during- the week. '������.,'  Two men are workino- on the Mollie  Hughes putting' things in shape for the  winter. No word has yet been heard  from parties holding the option.  New bunkhouses, to hold 4S men, have  just been completed at the Idaho. The  old ones were swept away by a slide.  There is four feet of snow at th*". mine.  The White Sparrow group, on Lemon  creek, owned by Slocan City parties,  promises to turn out a fine property.  The surface assays go as high as $50 in  gold.  J. Provost will develop the Lome  group, on the Nelson slope this winter.  Two tunnels are in on the vein 75 and  -19 feet respectively, and the showing is  good.  Work on the Palmito, adjoining the  Queen Bess and owned in Loudon.Our ,  is steadily advancing. Two hundred  feet more in the No. 3 will tap the ore  chute.  The long raise between Nos. 2 aud 3  tunnels in the Vancouver is completed  Ore is being broken   down   in   large  quantities and  it   maintains   its  high  values.  Saturday night the owners of the  Anglo-Saxon group were in 20 feet  undergound, having made 13 feet in 10  shifts. They had 20 feet more to go to  tap the ore chute.  J. Pilon and A. Tunks are working-  on the Cabin fractional claim, adjoining  the Pinto of the Mollie Hughes group.  A cabin is being erected and the claim  will be developed during the winter.  on the Tamarac  put on  at the  is complete to  The hoisting plant  Ymir, is.finished..  More men  are being  Tamarac. Ymir camp.  The Erie, wagon  road  the .Second Relief mine.  Supplies are being rushed in to the  Ethel, Trout Lake camp, and the force  will be increased.  Forty men are working on the North  Star, in East Kootenay, at developing-  the property mainly.  The Lake Shore, near Movie, will put  in a concentrator next spring. They  have three feet of solid ore.  The Porto Rico, at Ymir, is erecting  a mill, the machinery having just  arrived from Sherbrook'e, Que.  Extensive development work is to be  done on tho Cariboo, in Camp McKin-  ney, this winter, and more men employed.  The St. Eugene mine,near Movie,  has 2,000 tons of ore ready to -ship.' so  soon as the railway is in a position to  handle it.  Copper ore is being found in paying  quantities on Bull Dog mountain claims,  near Brooklyn, and many inquiries are  being made.  On the Elise, on Wild Horse creek,  the Lerwick Co. has run into another  large.chute of ore, giving returns of  Sl(50.28 per ton  The Pilot Bay smelter will start  spring, so soon as  be   had   from   the  operations in tlie  suflicient coke can  ovens at Fernie.  The Waterloo mine, in Camp Mc-  Kinney, is developing in fine style, the  ledge being six and one-half feet wide,  earning fret; fold.  Cabins and trails lisivc  ed at the Yellowstone  which will 'us developed  H. E  T. Haultain.  -. been cmnplet-  ,   near   Salmo.  this winter bv  BOUND   THE   mm.  Nelson is to have a public library.  Cascade City is now  the home of two  papers.  Cascade City  is infested with sneak  thieves.  The Thistle Hotel, Silverton, has reopened.  Revelstoke is again agitating for in-  corporation.  Niagara, Boundary's  new town, is enjoying a boom.  The teamsters and packers in Ymir are  busy as beavers.  Freighting from Brooklyn to Cascade  costs one cent per pound.  The work on the new C.P.R. shops at  Revelstoke is almost completed.  The Bank of B. N. A. is figuring on  opening a branch at Cascade City.  Three large steamers will ply between  Fort Steele and Jennings next year.  C. St. Barbe, of Nelson,   is the  for Crow's Nest coal in this district.  Some 830,000 is to be spent in protection works on the Columbia, at Revelstoke.  Fift}- coke ovens have been completed  at Fernie. The product is a very superior article.  John Rogers, of Brooklyn, has been  given six months, for passing a worthless cheque. <���  The Exchange & Safe Deposit Co., of  East Kootenay      '"   -���-���-��� ���  Grand Forks.'  RAILROAD. BUILDING  x  The contract has been let for the construction of the Nelson ' & Bedlington  railway, which is Jim Hill's cut off from  his transcontinental line at Bonner's  Ferry to Kootenay hike and its neighboring territory. Foley Bros & Guthrie  have received the contract, and their  agreement is to have the road completed  ancl in running order by May 1 It is to  be of standard guage, so as to enable  cars to be transported from the main  line without breaking of bulk.  agent  will open  a branch at  Jas. Brereton, a carpenter, formerly of  .Slocan City, died of fever on Thursday  at Cascade Citv.  The International Steamboat Co.'s fleet of  vessels and scows will handle the business on Kootenay lake, with headquarters at Kaslo."  Work on the Duncan River railway  will also be pushed, the contract calling  for the construction of 30 miles of roadbed. It is to be ready for business by  September 1, 1899. These two roads  mean much to Kaslo and the Slocan  country, as a most active competing  line will be introduced for a share of  the growing business of the several  mining camps. In ' the Lardo-Duncan  country are scores of fine properties,  only awaiting the arrival of a railway  to put them on a permanent shipping  basis. This will be guaranteed them  by the construction of the Duncan River  railway. It can be extended so as to  tap the Trout lake and Illecillewaet  camps, reaching right into the heart of  C. P. R. territory. Moreover, Kellie's  Tramway Act will be taken advantage  of, and connecting- tramways will be  built   "wherever   "deemed   "necessary,  out the rails and places them ready for  spikes. It is a marvelous invention,  and is expected to lay two to three miles  of track daily.  Spokt.  struck  the  big ore  chute.  Friday night the workmen in the Nd.  1 tunnel of the Bosun broke into the  big ore chute showing in the foot of the  No. 1 shaft This is over 30 feet from  the line of the shaft and. is evidence  that the chute dips towards the lake.  There is'four feet in the breast of the  tunnel  containing  galena, carbonates,  The Bank  of British Columbia is to | vouchsafing to the camp every facility  open a branch at Rossland, makieig five  for rapid development  A. Johnson, a Spokane expert, is  inspecting various East Kootenay properties, Gold claims on Wild "Horse  creek are his main hold.  The Golden Hope, Cariboo creek, will  use power from the Silver Queen compressor and will work all winter. The  ore is a high ��-rade tellurium.  Upon on  the Marion,  adjoining the  California, on Silver   mountain, there  are eig'ht men working, under the fore-  manship of J. Marino.   The two veins  uncovered   two   months ago are now  being worked, and the results are proving as beneficial to the town as they are  lucrative   to   the   fortunate   owners ���  Messrs. Sproat, Mclnnes and Marino, of  this town, and   Alexander,   of Kaslo.  The two veins   are not more than 70  feet apart and .have clean  ore on the  surface.   On No. 1 a  tunnel is now in  40 feet, with 14 inches of clean ore and  carbonates in   the breast.    From this  drift about 10 tons of shipping ore, running about 1(50 oz.  in silver  and 45 per  ' cent lead has been taken out    On the  . No. 2  lead a crosscut is being run  to  tap the ore chute,but slow progress is being- made as the country rock is as hard  as flint.   Commodious quarters  for the  men, with ore houses and  blacksmith  shop have been  erected this fall, and  the property   will   be extensively developed this winter.   A shipment will  be made as soon as possible.    There is  a foot and one-half of snow at the mine,  This adds one more to the list of New  Denver's shippers.  A car load of ore will be shipped from  the Black Grouse as soon as it can be  taken out. A recent assay shows L4(5  ounces of silver. This is one of the  properties owned by Major Furlong on  the north fork of Carpenter.  Stock in the Viking Gold Mining Co.  is to be placed on the market. The  property is on Springer creek, close to  Slocan City, and is owned principally in  Slocan City and here. Several thousand  dollars worth of work has been done.  Assays give $412.50 per ton  silver.  Fourteen men are at present working  at the Washington, pushing forward the  tunnels into the Slocan Boy ground.  These properties being now "under the  London & B.C. Goldfields management,  the winter's operations will result in  large bodies of ore being blocked out.  The force will be largely increased in the  spring.  ORE   CARS   FOR   li.   C.  in gold and  At the present time the C.P.R., in  addition to 300 box cars, is. building (50  ore cars in its shops at Perth, Ont.  These cars are of (50,000 lbs. capacity  and are especially designed for the  mineral traffic of Britisli Columbia.  They will weigh 24,000 pounds, with  frames 22 feet long, �� feet wide, and 8  feet 7 inches high above the rails. All  the cars will have steel axles, rigid  trucks, common sense bolsters, West-  inghouse air brakes, Hein couplers,  Tiiornburgh draft rigging, M. 0. B.  standard brakeshoes, brasses, journal  boxes and lids and Canadian Pacific  standard springs. The cars will have  National Hollow brake beams.  Thirty men are working on the Porto  Rico. Ymir, and they have done 1,050  feet of tunneling. " The vein is 22  inches wide and averages840 in gold.  Last week the Lardeau-Goldsinith  Mines, on Fish creek, sent a trial shipment of a ton of ore to the Trail smelter.  The ore chute is prominent and high  .grade.  It has been agreed among the directors of the Dundee to' each take ��2,000  worth of stock in the company to pay  for the recent improvements of the  property.  A large body of ore has been uncovered on the Millie Mac, on Cariboo  creek, in tunnel No. 5, 100 feet from the  sttrface. The ore is being sacked ready  for shipment.  Machinery for the Dundee concentrator, near Ymir. has arrived from Milwaukee, and is being- rapidly installed.  The building is completed and it will  not be long before the machinery is  running.  A. Knowlton, a miner in the Porto  Rico mine, at Ymir, while working in a  raiae was overcome by gas last week,  and fell insensible into a small pool of  water. Sometime after he was found  drowned. He left a wife and three  children  HALL   MINES    SMELTER    RETURNS.  Strike   on   the   Convention.  During the past week AI. Behne and  A. Murphy have been camping in the  snow up on Silver mountain, engaged  in tracing the lead from the Marion on  to the Convention, in which A. E.  Fauquier is also interested. They were  eminently successful and opened up the  vein for a distance of 100 feet, showing-  clean ore from two to ten inches in  places In fact, they claim to have one  of the best exhibits now on the hill. A  cabin is to be erected and another property added to the list of Denver's shippers.  The results of the Hall Mines smelting operations during a period of 12  days 12 hours, ending October 28th,  were: 2,215 tons of Silver King ore  from the company's mine and 507 tons of  purchased ore smelted, containing, approximately, Silver King ore, 48 tons  copper and 33,400 oz. silver; purchased  ore, 7 tons copper, (5,210 oz. silver, and  419 oz. gold.  Denver   Had    a    Share  It.  The Bank of Montreal's half yearly  statement, just issued, shows the profits  for the half year ending October 31st,  after deducting charges of management  and making full provisions for bad and  doubtful debts, were ��''529,118, which,  with the balance of nrofit and loss  account, on April 30th. amount t-ri  ��L,5S1.328. Out of this amount a. dividend of live per cent., amounting* to  ��1500,000 is payable Dec. 1st, leaving  a balance of profit and loss to be carried  forward of ��981,328 against ��952,210 for  the half year endimr April 30th, or an j  increase of ��29,118. New Denver's!  branch of this flourishing institution |  contributed no small portion  handsome profits earned.  banks'in that city  Navigation on the Kootenay river to  Fort Steele is to be improved by the Dominion authorities.  One hundred and fifty Nova Scotian  miners and their families have been imported into Fernie.  Karl Neitzel, one time an assayer in  Kaslo, wasi married recently to Miss L.  Burmaster in Spokane.  The wife of Dr. Gomin, Sandon, died  at San Francisco recently, after a short  marriage of six months."  Wood at Nelson is sold at $5 per load,  and the dealers refuse to sell to any man  who insists on measuring it.  W. Erbsloh purposes building a  steamer to ply on the Columbia between  Revelstoke and the Big Bend.  The survey of the V. V. & E. R. R.  has made connections from the west  with the C. & XV. at Midway.  There is talk of the Great Northern  putting on a steamer to run from North-  port north on the Columbia river.  Creditors of the C. & K. Steam Navigation Co. must send in their claims to  D. M. Rogers,   Victoria, by December 7.  It is reported Hugh Sutherland has  purchased the Nelson Miner. D. J.  Beeton, late of Winnipeg, is the editor.  A "didn't know it was loaded" rifle  in the hands of O. J. Vail killed a man  named D. McKenzie, at Vernon, recently.  The flail Mines smelter has acquired  the right to 150 inches of water from  Sand creek, below Nelson. It is to be  flumed to the works.  S. Harklerode was assaulted by A.  Lamb, last week, at Cascade City,*and  died from the effects of his injuries. His  assailant was let off with two months  for common assault.  It is again rumored that the C. P. R.  will commence work on lie rock bluff,  on the Arm about four miles from  Arrowhead, next January, as an initial  step to building the railway to the head  of Kootenay lake.  Connection has been made during the  week by the Canada Western Telephone  & Telegraph Co. and the Inland Telephone & Telegraph Co., and messages  can now be telephoned direct from Kootenay to Spokane, or for that matter to  Mexico.  A change will also be effected on the  K. & S. and the guage will be widened  to standard measurement, enabling cars  to be 'brought right  into the country,  ancl direct transportation provided from  the  mines  to the American smelters.  Of greater import to  the people in this  vicinity is the direct statement that the  K..& S" will be extended to the Slocan  lake country, the Great Northern meaning to enter" into strong competition for  the extensive business developing on  this side of the slope.    It is pretty certain to be carried down to the neighborhood of Ten Mile anyway.    One of the  leading men  in   the' camp states that  inside circles at Rossland are aware of  the fact that the Enterprise mine wili  shortly pass into the control of the British America Corporation.   It is pointed  out that   three of the directors of the  latter institution are actively interested  with Jim Hill in the management of the  Great Northern.   Hence it is the statement carries so much  certainty, as the  extensive ore reserves of Ten Mile's  bonanza   would   furnish   considerable  tonnage to the new road.   New Denver  would be tapped by a switchback, and  this town and others on the lake will  enjoy reduced rates and a chance to  exist.      History   is   quickly   made   in  Kootenay.  CONSTRUCTION    ITEMS.  zinc and gangue, but it will soon be all  ore. In the raise in the No. 2 tunnel  ore has again come in, making- the  general appearance of the property 100  per cent, better than last week. Work  on the No. 2 shaft has been stopped  temporarily and the men put inside.  This week' Manager Sandiford received  returns from three car loads of ore sent  to the Chicago & Aurora and the Selby  works, giving a net profit over all ex  penses of 84,015.08. Yesterday the first  shipment from the No. 2 tunnel was  made. It carries considerable zinc, but  the returns are considered highly satis-  factorv.  AFTER    THE    ENTERPRISE.  It would appear that the Loudon &  B. C. Goldfields was again bargaining  for the Enterprise mine, on Ten Mile,  in opposition to the British America  Corporation. The latter has made two  inspections, and the former has had its  manager, J. Roderick Robertson, Nelson, here as well as its chief engineer,  S. S. Fowler. Mr. Fowler came in on  Saturday and it is deemed more than  probable that these hasty visits portend  a change in management. It was reported at Rossland that the B. A. C.  hal secured the control, but this new  element has suddenly cropped out.  Either corporation would be acceptable,  as Ten Mile would then come to the  front. The present holders are  closest in the district.  the  What is  Being: Done  &   JPentioton  Along   the Robson  Railway.  Temporary    Position    Only,  Cascade City is booming, but knowing ones predict for it the same fate as  Brooklyn.  Thousands of men���principally Dag'os  ���are strung out along the right-of-wav  and work will be pushed with vigor afl  winter.  A new passenger wharf is being built  at Robson for the accommodation of the  palatial steamers plying upon the  Arrow lakes.  Genelle's mill, on the R. & P. Ry , is  turning out about 50,000 feet of bridge  timber daily, and still has difficulty supplying the framers.  Sandy McDonald, of Sandon, has been  in the hospital at Brooklvn for four  months, the victim of a rock slide. He  is pretty badly battered.  THE   GKEAT   IjE   ROI.  The situation at Rossland during the  week has been a lively one, terminating  in the Le Roi mine definitely passing  into the hands of the British America  Corporation. The minority interest of  205,000 shares held by the Turner party,  has been purchased "at 1*57.25 per share.  This purchase gives the big English  company the entire control excepting  the scattering possession of 35,000  shares. At present the Le Roi is in  better shape than ever before, and the  new vein crosscut in several of the  levels is of high grade, and gives  enough ore to pay dividends for some  years to come.   SUICIDE   AT   M'GUIGAN.  E. Weeks, an Englishman, about 40  years of age, suicided at Brown's hotel.  McGuigan, Wednesday evening, by  cutting his throat with a razor. He had  been drinking a great deal lately, and  this was the cause of his rash act." The  body was brought down here by S.  Gintzburger, but Dr. Brouse, coroner,  did not deem an inquest necessary, so  the remains were buried on Saturday.  Deceased had been foreman in a number of mines, being employed last at  the Silver Bell. He had considerable  monev in the bank.  Hon. Mr. Hume, minister of mines,  has replied to the resolution passed at  the citizens' meeting held last week  anent the discharge of an employee at  the record office and which was forwarded him by the committee. The  reply is to the effect that the position  was only temporarily filled, and that  the present incumbent had been appointed upon the recommendation of  the member-elect and a number of leading citizens.  Bosun    Ore    Return*.  A telegram to the home office of the  Northwest Mining Syndicate!from Mgr.  Sandiford, of the Bosun mine, advises :  ''Smelter returns for second 40 tons,  S2,673 net,; quantity shipped up to  of the I September 30th, 120 tons; quantifv  I shipped during October, 100 tons."'  "Walt," Genelle & Co.'s chief culler,  has just returned from a trip round the  lakes, during which he scaled and  accepted nearly a half nullum feet of  saw logs.  Brooklyn, the famous mushroom town  opposite Deer Park, has had its day,  and another two months will find the  place practically deserted. The merchants are selling- out their stocks below cost, and are leaving the town.  The fever epidemic, lists abated, and  it is hoped no more new cases will develop There have been a number of  deatns, and quite a large number of  pale convalescents are to lie seen in  Brooklyn and Trail, among them being  our old friend Dan Dorsey, who has  just recovered from a six weeks'siege.  Roberts' patent track-laying machine  started work last week at' Robson, and  already two or three miles of steel a re-  laid on the Robson-Peuticton branch of  the (Y&W. Ry. This machine takes  ties from cars at the back of it. lays  them in  position  on grade,  then runs  A    QUIET    WEDDING.  Monday evening C. W. Aylwin was  married to Miss L. O'Neill, by the Rev.  C. F Yates, at the latter's "residence.  The news came as a great surprise to  everyone, but their numerous friends  join in wishing the newly married pair  the longest of happy lives. Mr. and  Mrs. Aylwin left by the early train  Tuesday morning en route for Spokane,  where they purpose remaining some  time.  CHANGE    IN    THK    FIDELITY.  F. L. Byron has disposed of his entire  interests in the Fidelity group to F. J.  Finucane. The latter, with Scott McDonald, of the Payne, now hold the  property and they in future will work it.  The consideration of the sale was fully  up to that of the Holtz and Williamson  interests.  JNew    Canadian    Stump.  To commemorate the establishment  of Imperial penny postage, on Christmas day, it lias been decided to issue a  special postage stamp. The Postmaster-  General has hot fully decided upon the  design, but several sketches are under  consideration, nearly all of which embody the Imperial idea. It is understood that the stamp will be in use  for a limited period only. Mr. Mulock,  of course, yets another pull in revenue  from the pockets of philatelists.  nwmuuauKBumjmumi  nmmauamaaun THE LEDGE, NEW DKNVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 24, 1898.  Sixth Yeah  ���The-'Ledge,  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ��� * -7->  Six " l-2��  Twelve "         -:-00  Three years ��� a-����  Transient Advertising:, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondenee from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pajier if you wish. Ahvays send .something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest.  MOLLY    GIBSON    CASE    SETTIjED.  ending September 30, 1898,   which,  has been issued.    Daring the period I  dealt with,   the number of charges !   .?efinite settlement of the noted Molly  preferred were 8,027,   against that of Gl^nff8? ^s now been arrived at,  ������    ��� ,      , . rr,, and m the last issue of the B.C. Gazette  7,d95 for the previous year.  The con-, appears th<j certifieatc of incorporation  victions  were 5,721,   against o, 204.   0f the Molly Gibson Mining Company,  The figures show a decrease in Nova \ Limited^non^pe-reonal liability, \vith"a  Scotia and New  Brunswick, and an  increase in all the other Provinces.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once iigain to look at  your collateral.  f BURSDAF, NOVEMBER 24, 1898.  CANADA    WANTS    A    MINT.  The agitation inaugurated years  ago by The Ledge, looking towards  the establishment of a national mint  in Canada, is certainly bearing trait,  and the end is within reasonable  distance. Everywhere the papers  are writing up tlie subject and gradually educating the minds of the people up to the desired standard.  Klondyke's millions of gold, backed  up by the ever-increasing streams  from West Kootenay, Cariboo, Ontario  and Nova Scotia, to say nothing of  the millions produced by the Slocan  and other sil ver camps, are beginning  to weigh heavily upon the public,  and the conviction is naturally impressed, that it is better to coin  Canadian precious metals into Canadian beavers than to have them  exported and made into American  eagles.  At the recent meeting of the Banker's Association, held in Toronto,  Pres. Wilkie stated Canada did not  have sufficient coin and intimated  that the establishment of a mint was  the only remedy. When the conservative banking interests admit the  necessity, it is proof positive that  events are rapidly developing towards a memorable epoch in Canadian history. With an ample  sufficiency of gold and silver coinage,  stamped by her own peculiar emblem  and motto, the Dominion could take  its acknowledged position among the  nations of the earth with confidence  and pride. Each year that goes by  marks the advancement in mineral  development, and who can be blind  to advantages resulting from the purchase and manufacture of our own  precious metals. As it is now, we  have no gold, and not half enough  silver, and we are forced to the  humiliating position of trusting to the  goodwill of the neighboring republic  for supplying our wants.  Geo R. Maxwell, MY P. for Vancouver, has just returned from  Ottawa, and he states the mint question is growing in importance, and  legislation will soon be taken on the  matter. This is encouraging. British Columbia should not miss the  opportunity of forwarding her claims  to the right of the institution. Here  is where the storehouse of the Dominion's riches is located and here is  where the mint should be. It would  be a pleasant, feeling to patriotic Can  adians to be able to handle a gold  fiver or a silver cartwheel and to be  able to state, "My Country 'tis of  Thee."  Of the convictions. 6.8 per cent, were  females.  The Liberal Government has promised a redistribution bill at the next  session of Federal Parliament.  County lines will be adhered to strictly in defining the constituencies, but  the fear is expressed that the Senate,  which is overwhelmingly Conservative, may seriously object to the bill  and throw it out, thus placing the  Government in a nasty hole. It is  believed  the   Yale-Cariboo constitu-1  ency   will  be   split up,   giving the   .; R* W* -, r(fk and w- w-Leach- of the  ���T, ���      ��� , ��� ���       ., , Geological   Survev,   have   returned    to  Kootenays a member to themselves, i Ottawa from the Slocan district, after a  This would be but common justice to j season of  topographical and geological  I this important section of the largest! ��'��rk*   Mr. Brock says the season-was a  ���       ,      ' . .,        ....      ,     rs    j bad one  for their  work.    Considerable  and most unwieldy   riding in the Do- ��� development has  been going on  in all  j capital of $2,000,000 in as many shares  Victoria is the headquarters, and the  objects of the company are to acquire  the Molly Gibson, Florence Fraction,  Florence^ La Plata, Little Fraction,  Aspen, Nashville, Charleston and Westminster mineral claims, situated at the  head of Kokanee creek, in the Nelson  mining division, or any interest therein,  and for that purpose to enter into and  carry out either with or without modifications the agreements and trust which  have been recited in a certain declaration of trusts made by Rufus Henry  Pope, executed the 24th" day of September, 1898, according to the true intent  and meaning of the said declaration of  trust.  Geologica]    Survey    of   Slocan.  minion.    Mr. Bostock will not figure  here, and the battle royal will be be-  the camps and mining is being placed  on a business basis. Many new properties are being opened, and the showings  tween two local   men,   with the odds j on the whole are fine.   The raise in the  in favor of-the most influence. i Pri?e.of ?ihy and lead has caused great    j activity in the Slocan district, where the  Cor bin's battle before the Canadian i ��res }'~e principally silver and lead   Mr  ! Brock considers the general condition ot  Parliament a year ago for a charter j mining in British Columbia is very good,  for his road into the Boundary coun- i and the prospects bright. The camps  try, though resulting in defeat, edu- jave giving steadily.  cated the people in  the Dominion to i .  I'alentod    Authoress.  i  aek of'Montreal  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided.profits :    :     981,328.04  HEAD   OFFICII,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Ro$*al, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all,parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager;  run -su^ta -��a ,*arv.K'T��-,-a��-^M'-WTS-"a^  C. S. HASMDAIjI,.  Xohirv I'l-bllc.  A. Ii. FAUQUIER.  the advantages of competition in railway business. Corbin is out of the  running now, but his place has been  taken by Jim Hill, who desires the  same concessions for his rapidly extending interests in British Columbia.  He will have more influence at  Ottawa, and it is beyond question that  the C.P.R.'s antagonism will not prevail at next session's combat. Slocan  lake can sympathize'with'the Boundary in their desire for a competing  line, and both districts will in all  probability gain relief from the same  source���the Great Northern Railway.  Big corporations are often a curse,  but in this instance the cloven hoof is  surely hidden beneath a thick pad of  blessing.   It is often rather amusing to read  the news of Kootenay in the eastern  papers.    A recent special from Vancouver to the Toronto World says that  60 Chinamen  were recently driven  out of Silverton,   and that all Chinamen entering the Slocan are met and  turned back by the miners,   who say  they cannot compete against Celes- i  tials who live on  10 cents' worth of  rice a clay   and   pick up   the best I  claims.   A correspondent who would  send such stuff to a paper is worthy  of prominent place among the boss  liars of this age.    Chinamen   have j  never worked as miners or owned a |  claim in  the Slocan.  Mrs. Henshaw, of Vancouver, known  to the literary world as Julian Durham,  and a sister" of Mrs. Chas. 'Loewen, of  the. Alamo Concentrator, is obtaining  considerable fame as an authoress. For  years she has been a regular newspaper  writer, her musical criticisms in the  Province especially calling forth much  attention. She has recently published a  novel, called Hypnotized, and it is a  highly spoken of by literary critics, who  predict for Mrs. Henshaw a successful  career.    We do what we advertise to do.  Good  Eyesight  is a priceless gift  Good  Spectacles  are also very precious.  Notwithstanding the malicious  statements to the contrary, made by  traveling fakirs, the spectacles Nelson  sells are of Mie best, strictly high  class and up to dale. He does not  give you a long talk nnd charge you  a fancy figure when done, either, but  charges reasonable prices and gives  satisfaction. Get ;i good grip of that,  point.  C.F.NELSON,  Druggist & Stationer.    New Denver.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXINY; IXTKKKSTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   A.vn BONDED.  ��� INVITED   Abstracts of Title to niiiienil claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  The handsomest line of  Rockers, Ornamental  and Easy Chairs, Sofas,  Bed Lounges, Center  Tables, etc., ever shown  in this section, will soon  be displayed for your  inspection.      See them.  WALKER & BAKER,'  Mi  The  -T -ii       New    ITui-uUui-e Dealers and Kepitirevs  NOt   a    Single j Dcnvui's     ITndertiikers and  ICinbaliuers.  yellow boy has everdived in Silver-1 JS^Ki^  ton,   nor is there   any likelihood of  one settling in  that burg.   Toronto  papers should get their Slocan news  direct,   and cut down the stock of  laughing caused by the idiotic lies of  coast scribblers.  THINK    NOT    AGAIN   OF    .111  .SCKAJ'S FK03,   'HIM   .K Dl.TOR'S   DUSK.  The Nelson Tribune is severely ill,  which accounts for its pronounced  wobbling on Provincial politics during the past few weeks. It is in tlie  air.  A severe blow to the investing  public has been given by the expose  in Vancouver last week of the Golden  Cache lake in tlie Lillooet. Eor two  years this property lias held public  attention by a system of sharp practices. At one time the stock sold for  vjjl.'.M), but now it is not worth ihe  paper it is printed on. Several hundred thousand shares are held in  Great Britain, the poor suckers having boon filed in tho most; approved  fashion. This is a sorry blow to British Columbia.  Earlv last summer the lire  wardens of this town issued a cireubir  letter' to a number of this citizens,  request inn them to replace their tin  Hues by the more solid, safe and lasting brick chimney. There the matter rested and no further attention  was given towards enforcing the request. The. fire wardens have, the  law to go by ancl they should see that  their demands are. carried out. An  expensive conflagration one of these  odd days will firing the lesson sharply to them.         Canada is growing more wicked  each year ; at least so says the report  of the criminal statistics for  tlie year  Dark sorrow's win^s brood o'er my soul,  And 'uisiitb tlieir hane'til.power  My hopes have withered like tins dews  Upon ;i bloomings Hower.  Xo mons 1 roam the realms oi' bliss,  ITi-oiii panus ol* iiiiii'iiisli free.  Thy love must ne'er, ne'er be mine.  Think n'st airaiii ol' me  When in the halls ol' revelry,  Of music and of minis.  Oh. J. would have ihee t-i foru'et  Thai e'er we met on earth !  1. would not wreck thy bark of life  Upon an unknown sea.  On share thy love with S'lint fond heart.  And wash; it in it on ine.  The shell that: is by oeean v.xM;  I'pon the sandy shore  Still iii its seeret. deep recess  Keeps eehoimj' i;s roar.  So in my heart, which fate lias thrown   ���  Lrpon love's hidden reel,  Still echoes my lost, loved one's tones  Amid my tears of ^rief.  -New York Ledger.  Springs....  44  Open  Heavy and Shelf Hardware  M ine and Mill Supplies,  Wipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders'and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Ayc-nts for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything; required  in my line.;   - *      .     H si*  ^sjj^y&^^j^sa-rr.grai-^r^^  OTEL SANDON,��� \ _  ^\ ^ %."Viv ^v S\        ���  ^ ^  Sandon, B.C.  nrHlS 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.  Rates, * 1.2-5 a day  I Baths Free  Accorn modations  |at Springs.  <5"j S) &) S) <��) C'5)  / /   / 7 / /  mwmmm  By using* the New Den-; f, LoCASTO,  ver   envelope    in    your j  correspondence.     Print-i  ed   with   your  name in j  the   return   corner,  c.nd.|.  sold   by  Thf. Ledge, at j  W  <��  I. I'oVlli  Gent  ���s Ladies o;  ���men with  KM.'ST III/XI'I'!'"'!.  "���"���JFTY (���.'���NT'-'*.  <e()iie|.f hundred,  ���li   >nl-  Hot  or Cold  hi'sindss   js   ni!'i:ovi.vt;  John Keen, of Iv-isln, pro\'iiK-i;il ;ts-  si-.ssor. \v;is in tuwii on Tliursdjiy. iioliny  t;h<; uiiiny cli.'tn.n'cs tslTisc-Usd in the l>nr^'  during" the past yeiir. and otherwise  hi'iii.iriuir tins .-isstsswiujiil roll up to date  for 1.8^11. Tins iiiiprovisuiciits here will  easily mush ^'J-Y.ofn). Court of revision  will sil, sihout January loth, and about.  .\lareli lie will auction off all delinquent  property fliroii^'lioiit the country, some  of which is in debt since Ism-i. Mr.  Keen's territory is important, and extensive, co verb is-,' ;lll of West Ivool.ena.y  as far north as Nakusp. and he collects  more revenue rhstn any other assessor.  Hsivins.;' been now pretty well over the  district', lie say's he notices a ^resit  change, for   tins better   -ince   his trip in  .   Call and see ssunple ;��nd leave youi  orders.    We are printing now.  Kveiytbiim- I-'isst-Clii-  Inipiirit-d and D.nne.-tie I "if,-ai-s, Kt.e.  Newmarket Block,  IE &  less  NYw I le.nver  )p#|||li��|l  m  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  H:isample sieeoniinodiitiosis IVir ;i lurjre number of people.     The rooms lire large  ;oid iiiry. sind  tlie  Diniii.u' Hooni is provided  with every-shing'  iu the market  Sample Houiiis IVir Coniiiu'rcisil Traveler*.  ucKie}  ;y ����q  1  51  Will find the  a pleasant el.-n-e to slop at when in  SI ...can City.  G-KTI11XG- & !)E.\T)KUSOX. Proprietor.-  W.  S. I'lHKWHY  Kiislo. B.C.  11. 'I". Twio  New I ten ver. II.C  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land s-'n i'v< j'ur-  .  (.'.ivii n nd  .Minis:!.' Kii'-'isiecrs.  liedl'onl. McNeil '.'ode.  iTi'- 'b'sis-hdul! \- Kaiiip'i'-l'.  A'-'.eiii-.  "I>"  li. A. S.  MAPS  j  iJAlvDWAWi-;  a\i.:,!1NHUS!SI.'P1'L  Sole agents for  'S  mz=  C ^ ���  /���I pi-   Ull!  iia want rowaer,  YVl'S   AND  n  ^Y  J, H. MILLWARD,  ���n.   -.-, ii��s*/--"sr-i.-��rr'.-^'��^,sv^x?^'*-j^-,-��r*r��*-jraT��  w  Slocan City, B. C.  ���   hs.ts   replaced  ���   is in eii'cubi-  susiness e.verywhens is ini-  Au^-ust last.    '- 'o'l'idenet  doubt  and   more   money  tion. wliih  |ii(i\'itio'  il:<-    \Vh il ew.iier    ii',i>\  f  'isY' q  ha:  tVcl.  London ;id\-ices undei' date oi the  ���27th nit . state thai: the Superintendent  of the Whitewater reports the resumption of shipments. A foot of clean oris  was showing- in Ihe breast, of tin; main  level, .and the. whole property was in  splendid shapes.  (Ire has been struck iu the new tunnel  on the Silver Cup. Trout Lake district,  at a depth of -j.Su feet and is hi.o'h o-rade.  Seventy-five men are employed.  NEW  DBN.VE.  (icueral   r>ravni<u;.   lee  r  W riter  NEvv denve:--:  (iradn.'it-.  l 'hic-siiro  K;-slo. K C  ol' Ani-.rie:ii: (' ,llis.iiv..l' Peiil.-il Siii'very  i W1LLI.M lS; ,l(ii!X:-.u:',-.  V*'  SMeCliili  Mining Engineers  do An aiy-Chemists.  Sdoean   Cilv.  i> '  WAM'EI).  /-s-s-v  industrious man ������'.'  cliMi-.-u-ler So ;ra vel aud np-  noint iisj-ents.   Salarv and exneiisi-s n.-dil.  HI,-A I'M-'. \'-(: \ Uli iO'l'Si iX Oi iMi'A X V.Limited  Ti'tronto  J. M. M. HENI-DDUM,  Silverton.  Nt)-;-, el-;  JJOWA  OS-'        .1  !,30i'��l!  'I'i.iC.  ON  |-(t;;  <K.  Ilav and (.irain for Sale  Filled.  Livery   ancl   Bart St.ab.le*  N  t Irit.v (hw s from  ) WLST.  As-oe. !" ss M. i .������I'llon. I'jii:  ^l.TNIN(^   lvN(n:NI-:LR,  ANALYTICATj chemist.  it ASSAYER.  '.nd    n-!:oricd   on   :���������  ( /l'll'IC i- hel-'l.v i:i\(.ii tlcis  liate h.-i-.s;.! I \Yill   apjdy   I'-   die St ipelidliirv I .  .M.-r_'i<liM!e o! West  K-'otenay lor a license lo sell    Properties   examined    .-'.no    see.  limior .e retail ut. my li"l"l i�� Tlove i-'orks. W'esl ] tendin.si'purchaser:  Kootenav. P.. <*.  ���������uzABis-yrn   urown.  ���I'lll-ec Forks. Ol-tolier-.'7th.l---!'S. | vile ave.  New Denver. 1.1  !     Assay office and   Chemical   Laboratory,  f'elle-  TO LETTER-WRITERS  I-IK Postal Authority's  advice to all who  write letters is to,have  the nSiine and address  ol* the writer printed,  upon th,; envelope.  This saves lime and  prevents  letters ^'������inti  tO     i Iii'        |),..|(|       |jC(i(.,-  ulh'i-e. In order lo  help oiil the "piil.-Iic in  1 ��� 1; ; : : 1 : ni;d let'  wo will pi'ii,l y(.\tv li.-inie and ;id-  dre.-s upon lun Xw. 7 while c.nve-  h.ij.esaud iii.iil theiii !<��� any purl  ol' (.'.-in.-'.d'i n;;oi.  reeripl of  75 CENTS..  THK LKDGK, Xew Denver.  y[tL. C-JIiTM-ilETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sniido/:, B. C.  Jf    G.  FA I "QI' IKR.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Xakusp. CIS.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  WA1MTED.  Isi'.elliu-eiit. nieii wit!) y'l.'od educa'.iou Who want.  i.p hetter their positiotts and would he content for  a -.ear with .-liin and expenses: write with description and occuoiitioii. nnd I will make a prop-  ��� i-it.ion. Write lodav. as I am iu ii hurry.  THK .MAXACER,  ('<������:. Pay and Richmond Sts.. Toronto. Sixth Yeas.  THE LELKiE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 24 1898.  ME   AN'    PAP   AN'   MOTHER.  When I waz a little chap,  I sat at th' table  Tween my mother an' uiy pap;  Eat all l'uz able.  Pap 'ud feed me from one side,  Mammy from th' other-  Tell ye we wuz chums them days,  Me an' pay, an' ��other.  Sundays we'd take great long walks  Through th' woods an' pasters*;  I'ap he al'ays hed a cane.  Mother an' me'd pick asters;  Sometimes they's a sister 'long,  Sometimes they's a brother,  But they al'ays wuz us three  Me iu��' pap, an' mother.  Pap he never gabbled much,  Held 'Is head down, thiukiu'  Didn't 'pear to hesir us talk  Nerth'cow-bell elinkin';  Love streaks all 'peared worried out  'Bout one thing ernuther;  Didn't al'ays understand  Pap���that's me an'mother.  I got big an' went away,  Left th' farm behind me ;  Thinkin' o' that partin* yet  'Peara to choke and blind me;  Course I'd be all safe and good  With mv married brother.  But we ha'd t' part, us three.  M��s sin'paji, an'mother.  Hurried back one day ; found pap  Changed, an' pale an' holler :  Seisn right off he'd luif to go  Where we couldn't toller.  Loviu' streaks all showed up then���-  Stuck right to each other,  Tal kin', just lo keep hack tears,  I'ap an' me��� an'mother.  Pap he's dead, hut, uiotliei- so'ii 't;  Soon will he, 1. reckon ;  Claims already she can see  Pap's fore-finger beckon ;  Life hain't long���I'll go myself  Some these days eruther,  Then we'll have good times agen.  Me an'pap, an' mother,  Purtier hills we'll have t' climb,  Sauiiterin' 'long, old fashion,  Hear tii' wild birds singin' 'round,  Sec the river splashiii'���  'F God ud only let us three  Be 'lone, like we'd rutlier,  Henveii'd be a great ol' place,  F'r ine an* pap, an' mother.  TALUS   OI  THE    CUMBKBI'.AJin.  Aside from the mountaineers and the  fevr prospectors and sportsmen who have  penetrated its fastnesses, the eastern  portion of the state of Tennessee is a  veritable .terra incognita. It embraces  that portion of the state which is occupied by the Cumberland plateau, and is as  ���wild and primeval as were the hills of  New England when the ,1'ilgrim Fathers  first landed on the shores of Plymouth  Rock. Great forests stretch away in  every direction, so vast that a two days'  journey on horseback will not carry one  beyond their confines. In these trackless woods are still to be found deer,  bear, wildcat, the moonshiner and the  maker of counterfeit. There are also  several varieties of fish, but as they have  the bad taste to choose to live in the  water, not much is known of their habits  or their habitants.  The native of these mountains is atii  generis. He thinks he lives in the only  country on earth, and he flies into passion if any one attempts to inform him  that there are othors. He is hospitable,  unsuspecting, unless he derives his living by making concentrated extract of  corn, generous to a fault, simple in his  tastes, lar.y to a degree that prohibits  anything like harder work than hunting  coons, and republican in politics. How  lie manages to keep in touch with the  events that are happening throughout  the world is one of those mysteries that  will probably never be unveiied this side  of the great .beyond; but he does it, and  can talk intelligently on almost any of  the topics thai are discussed at the clubs  or in other places where men congregate  either for business or pleasure. His land  is so poor that it doesn't pay to clear it;  but it is all he has, all that he knows  about, and it is good enough for him.  If others don't like"it, they are at liberty  to settle somewhere else.  From l.iugby to Jamestown is IS  miles by the only road leading from one  place to the other. It was about three  o'clock in the afternoon when I left the  former place, intending to ride through  beforoi it became dark. For an hour  everything was as pleasant as could be  desired, i'here was a coolness in the  deep woods bordering either side of the  road that was most grateful, and the  fresh breeze that was blowing across the  plateau had in it the scent of rain. Soon  the black clouds began toloom above the  tops of the mountains, and the dull roar  of the ' thunder away off the western  horizon told that a storm was coming. 1  decided to ride wii as fast as the road  would allow and ask for shelter at the  first cabin i could lind.   .  A gallop of about si mile brought a  ���small cabin to view, and as the western  sky was growing momentarily blacker  and the lightning Hashes were becoming  more vivid, I decided to try and secure  shelte:' foriuvseif and my horse from the  storm. Accordingly 1 alighted and  knocked mi tho door. 11 was opened by  si woman, evidently past, 40 years of age,  lank aud tall, after the fashion of tlie  women iu these, mountains, and cliew-  iny: vigorously, on the inevitable snuff  lu.-si f made known my'request  si moii'iisnt evidently stud-v-  sition. then spat vigorously  ef it hadn't been fer my darter's comin'  inter the room where we two wuz settin1  jest its he hed grabbed holt uv my hand  and wuz all ready to pop. She skeered  him off fer the time bein' but afore hs  went away, he hinted thet he might be  aroun' this a-way ergin ter-day, an' ef so  be it thet he wuz, he'd call. He's sure  ter come all right, even, no matter ef hit  do rain, an' thetfe why I kain't allow  you to stop. Bill's a shy feller, an' he  don't like strangers, nohow, an' ef he  wuz ter come and find you here, he's  likely ter git up an' fly the coop,_an' Pd  hev ter struggle along alone until some  other woman around here took a notion  ter die, an' they don't seem ter do thet  very fast. I've been wait-in''here fer the  past two 3'ears for one of 'em to snuff  out, an' Bill's wife wuz the only one thet  hed .accommodation enough ter do hit.  Now thet I've got him on the line an'  am almost ready to land him, I ain't  goin' ter do enything ter scare him  erway till I get him hooked. You don't  blame rue, do you stranger?"  I hastened to assure her that I did not  and wished her suceess with the wily  William. As I mounted she called out:  "I knew you wouldn't mind hit the  least bit. I'kin tell & real gentleman ez,  fur ez I kin ae* him,.iiif I spotted you  fer one uv the sure enough people the  minute I seed you. Ef so, be hit thet  you're lookin' fer a partner youiself,  I've got a darter in the house hefe thet  kain't; be beat on the Cumberland mountains. You'll find the house erbout a  half mile furder on, an' ol' man Briggs  '11 be glad ter take you in. Stop when  you kern back, mister, an' ef things turn  out the way they're poiutin' at the present time, I'll gire you an invitation ter  the infare."  I reached the Briggs  house just as the  storm broke.    For   two   hours the rain  fell in sheets and the air was filled with  a mist so dense that it was impossible to  see a dozen feet -away   from  the   spot  where one was standing.  It was, in fact,  the edge of a cloud trailing through the  woods and veiling them from sight.   The  water ran   a   turbid  torrent along the  ditches at the side of the road, eddying  and swirling around the stones that lay  in its path, then plunging hurriedly on,  as if to make up for the time it had lost  in getting  by the  obstruction.    It  was  the only thing that I had ever seen in  the south that seemed  to be in a hurry.  I had stayed in the cabin for over two  hours, and was just beginning to think I  would have to remain all night when the  storm ended   as   suddenly   as it began.  Almost as if by magic the  mists  were  dissipated, and through   the little cabin  window there was untolled  such a panorama as one travels thousands of miles,  even across the ocean  to witness.   The  house stood on a little  hilljon the top of  the   plateau,   and    the   cleared   space  around it afforded an opportunity for an  unobstructed  view  of 50 miles around.  It was ai if one was looking out upon an  ocean of livid green.  Against the lighter  foliage of the oaks, the dark colors of the  pines   stood   out   in   bold   relief,   with  occasionally a  splotch  of somber black  that marked the location of some yawning ravine.    The western sky was a mass  of dull red clouds,  and the horizon was  circled with a belt of lurid flame.   While  1 looked the clouds   parted close to the  mountains,and a sky of pale yellow leaped into view, through  which  the sun, a  great  <rlobe of saffron-hued  flame sank  slowlv' from   sight   behind   the  purple  mountains.    Then  as  if  the disappearance of the sun were   the   signal,   the  clouds melted away, and for a half hour  there was such  a display of colors as I  have never seen before and never expect  to see again.  The mountains lay sharply  cut against a  sky   of  yellow,  shading  through all  possible gradations of color  to   a   cold,   steely   blue   in  the  north.  Gradually the yellow  light faded away,  and in its place came a warm  rose tint  that slowly deepened again into a red as  livid as fire.    Again  this   faded  slowly  away and gave place to   the deep blue  that is never met with  outside a southern   latitude.     The   gray   twilight  fell  apace across the  mountains  and slowly  veiled the  wondrous scene.    The  night  birds began to call from   their haunts in  the  forest,  and the evening"  star stood  above the dark horizon, shining like the  jewel in the hilt of  an oriental scimitar.  Then the slender   crescent   of  the new  moon came into   sight   and   added the  beauty of its silvery  sheen  to the magic  scene."   It was as if the gates of paradise  had been, thrown  open and a glimpse of  the beauty of the citv of gold  allowed to  escape.  Even the old mountaineer was touched  with the impressive beauty of the scene,  for he turned to me as I started ,as if  from a dream to resume my journey,  and said :  '���I reck'n you all don't hev sech sunsets ez thet Char one up nawth."   ,  And I. was obliged to admit that we  did not.  II. Tims.  STRUCK   IT   RICH.  The Vulture Group  has a Fine Showing:  of   Ore.  There is one Vancouver company at  least doing" business in the Slocan, that  is going- about its business in a  thorough way and is meeting with success���the Financial & Mining Ti-ust of  Canada, Limited. This company  acquired during tlhe summer the Yult  and Vulture claims, situated on the  south fork of Carpenter creek, one and  one-half miles above Sandon. They  had a small stringer of galena aad carbonates showing on the surface and a  number of cuts traced the vein up tlie  mountain, almost through both claims.  A tunnel was started in at one of the  showings, and a few days ago 14 inches  of solid pre was struck, assaying 150 oz.  silver and GO per .cent. lead. F. H.  Lantz, a practical and experienced  mineri has charge of the property, with  seven men working.. Development will  be pushed all winter and in the spring  shipments will be .made. The new-  strike adds another to the shipping  properties of the camp., and it will be  steady as the vein is pronounced to be  a true Assure.  This company also owns two properties on the north fork. They have  had a representative kere all summer  sizing up the country, and their operations will be extensive. The claims  last mentioned are about three miles  from Three Forks aud will be extensively worked next season. They are  now prospects land nothing" has so far  been done beyond a little surface  scratching. Both claims have galena  mixed with carbonates showing, and  tiiey will readily bear further exploiting'.  But it is in the Duncan district,  where the company h'opesjto make a decided name for themselves,as they have  one of the biggest propositions in that  camp. There are 'seven claims in all  in the group, situated not more than  one and a quarter miles from navigable  waters on Kootenay lake. This is  known as the Giant group and joins the  Lavinia combination. There are no  less than four veins on the group, two  of which are exposed across the full  length of five claims. One of these they  state to be 30 feet in width and is a  huge concentrating proposition. On  the others there is from six to 10 inches  of galena mixed with carbonates, which  has given most satisfactory returns.  During the summer surface work was  done sufficient to warrant a general  development, and this will be done so  soon as the snow g-oes off by a force of  JO men, which will be further increased  to "25.  Besides these properties, thecompany  owns three copper prospects on the'  mainland of British Columbia, just  above Valdez Island, in the Gulf of  Georgia. However, the operations of  the Financial & Mining' Trust will be  confined mostly to this section, where  the returns are more certain, and where  thev seem to be assured of success.  "VTestern Forest Fires.  Is i�� not generally known, says John  fcltdr   in  The Atlantic,  that, notwith-  ���su.imitig the immense qualities of timber tut everv year for foreign and home  markets and  miners, from "five   to ten  tiaue-s as much is destroyed  as is  used,  cliiefly by mnning forest fires that only  the federal -government can stop.  Travelers through the west in summer are  not dikely to  forget   the fire work displayed    along    the    various    railway  tlacks.    Tboreau, when  contemplating  the destruction of the forests on the east  side of the continent, said .that soon the  country would be  so   bald   that   every  man -would "have   to grow   whiskers to  hide its hakfidness, but he Hhauked God  tbasfc nt least tt'he sky -was safe.    Had he  goue -west he would have found out that  the .-sty was mot  safe, for  all   through  the summer mouths, over  most  of the  mourn tain  regions, the  smote  of  mill  and forest  linos  is so thick  and   black  thist mo  sunbeam   can   pierce  it.    The  whole sky, with clouds, sun, moon and  stars.'is simply blotted out. There is unreal Kkv and   no scenery.    Not a mountain   :s left in   the i.md.scape;  at  least  none is in si^ht from the lowlands, and  they all might as wt.i   bison  l lie moon-  us far as scenery is concerned.  Reefing th* W-uhinff.  "Chrletmasl" said the old salt as he  looked out of the back window of the tenement he Inhabits ashore at the washing  flapping on the pulley line in a heavy gale.  "Why don't you reef 'em?"  And when Mrs. Salt had the .next liue-  ful ready, he hung them out. He folded  everything double before putting it over  the line, so that everything was close reefed, so to speak, but in that wind tho things  dried quick!, enough so folded, and they  were far less likely to be torn or blown  away.���New York Sun.  Why Kh** Llltcrf Hypnotism.  A young woman from Washington  "has di-covered a practical use for hyp-  im'isni and declares that at last she sees  its value. She was visiting a young  artist, who, with her chaperon, observes  all tins pro:;ric--:ics, in a studio up town  in lYew York city. The Washington  young woman was called on by her  physician, who happens to be skilled in  the ways and wiles of hypnotism. The  chaperon was eager, as many -women  Bpem to be, to tie hypnotized when the  ���conversation turned on that subject and  the (.sector's skill with the art.  Tlie doctor--was. a trifle chary about  ;8i,owiug his powers, but the two  younger women begged him to gratify  tii!' elta-r worn j.-;i *s curiosity. Th6 chap-  ���eiOJi Mailed to herself and bubbled  ���v, ith delight when the doctor finally  consented to experiment on her. In 15  minutes it was th*? turn of the two girls  ���'.(,���. U.hblewith sutisl'action. Under the  tic; tor's persuasive power the chaperon  was lost to the world and all but the  AI. D.'s power.  "At last!" exclaimed the Washington girl. "Here at last is a practical use  for hypnotism. Anything that can put  a chaperon to'sleep is worth having  al.oiit. Teach me, oh, doctor!"*���New  k"ork World.  AILWAY  AND SOO LINE.  For those who want the  EAST best WEsT  To  going  sny ijoint in United States or Canada  'First-Class and Tourist Sleepers operated from  Ocean to Ocean.  Tickets issued and Baggate checked to destin-  ation.   No Customs Difficulties.  Several of Them.  "Thai girl is a peach."  "Yes, but  she  thinks she is a vrhol-a  ���rchard."���TwiDkles.  The statement is made by a Boston  newspaper that no policemen are ev��  stationed on Boston Common exoept of;  Sundays and holida/t.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:l.-,k Daily: lv���Den ver C. Siding���ar: Daily 15 50k  8:85k ex.Sunsllv X. Denver Ldg: arex. Sun.l6:00k  "   NELSON, THAU., ItOSSLANU, KTC.  SlsaOkcx. Sun: lv X. Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 14.00k  Ascertain rates and  full   information   bv addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent-New Denver.  AV. K.  Anderson, Tray.  Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  Mow to get there is via C. P. Ry & Soo Line.  s  k  D.E.GeliatIy&Sons  last t~h�� Work lie .Tliorousli.  Road improvement iu this country  means v.:.:;. consYv.-si liot.i. We have,tu  begin at tho !;< gi-.:'ui;:���_���, put in a proper  foundation and lay down an t-ndnrii';;.  surf;;s iiig, under tho direction of a.skilled road engineer. Anything short of  this gives us, after a little while, something like an eUd, neglected turnpike  that is actually worse than a dirt road  in its natural condition. It is better to  concentrate resources in a'small area,  giving each seciiou of the state its share  in i'a due turn, and do thorough work  wh: e we are about it.���St. Paul Globe.  Wouldn't Do In Kentucky.  "Now," said the lecturer on natural  science before a Kentucky audience,  ���'we will suppose a region in which  uoti:::.!-; existed but water."  *'2x(-! no!" rcplieii a dozen indiguar  voices at once. "We will s"m.r..\-e. t.cti  '''!��   ai   the  kind."   -DEALERS IN    Farm Produce, Fruits,  and Vegetables. ^^^  For the convenience of the trade a stock is always kept on hand in the  Jelland Building1, SANDON. Mines supplied at wholesale rates. Cars  loaded with Produce, Fruits and Vegetables are run into the Slocan e\ ery  TEN DAYS, and orders can be delivered en route.  4 4  The  cll5tG6 oSTG  4  4  4  4  4  IN SKHtooH  Eastern  Oysters,   Tender  and    everything*  4 Chickens  4   4 the   Market  4  affords in the  way of delicious and ,  palatable food can be found  Is the  Best-equipped  Restaurant  in the Slocan  IatTh6 Palace  4  4  Strangers  and  others are  requested to call onjis vvhen  hunger torments their infcer-  anatomv.    If John is not  sure to find  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  United mineral  Ohthii.  It never Closes  and tlie proprietors aim  to please their patrons  in  every  way  possible.  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all railroute 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.  Lkavk. AKItlVE.  6:20 a.m.        NELSON       5:35 p.m  12:05 " ROSSLAND      11:20a. m  8:30 a.m.       SPOKANE      3:10 p.m.  Train leaving Xelsoii 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 [joints.  '  Passengers for Kettle  Kiver and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus vrith stage daily.  C. a. DIXON, Spokane, Wash  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADINCGO.,   LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20. 18SIS.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  South Bound  Read down.  Millard & 'Thompson.  A.-^.-^-^.^-^.^-^.^'^a^fa-^.'^l.-^-^.-Q.  -^,-^,-��.'^'<j&.-%.'^'-iiV'<%.^,'% ^-^^^--^  INTKRNATIONAL.  Xorth Bound  Read up.  SAXUON  Train h's Dally. l.O.i pm   Train ar daily 1P.50 am  KASLO  -   ar       -       Si.l') pm   Train lv   '  Ol3oatlv-i.su am    ���Kaslo���     Boat  2.      "     ���!.;!() am    Ainsworth  C      ���'���     :1.00 am    Pilot Bay  a       "     /...'JO am      Balfour "  2 Boat ar O.lo am, Five Mile Pt       "     5.23 pin *  .'       '���     ".loam      Xelson ������ lv l.l.-j pm05  c'Train ar lu.OS am Northport Train lvi..55 pm s>��  =       "      llL'fluin  Rossland '.'    12.0/i pm���j  ���~?      ������       'i in pm    Spokane "      s.Siiamp  8.00 am  :��� H..S0 pm��  7.30 pm c  '-.Is. pms=  ii.10 pm^  SS. ALBERTA.  Read down.. Read up.  Sandon  Dailv train Iv l.oo pm Daily train arlo.SUam  Kasl"  " ar :i.-l-*i pm "        lv  8.1X) am  J3    Boat lv .-i.no pm Mu&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  ���rt.       "   0.20 pm Ainsworth Boat ar 11.40 pin���  gx '     "   ".on pm   Pilot Bay        ������     11 oo pm o  lo.oo pm Kuskonook  ������12.00 pin Coat River  =8 '���   1.00 am   Boundary  ~, �� ������ ar 8.00 am Bonner's F'ry ��� lv  > v:Train lv 11 .-in am " Train ar  -**        ���'     ar 2.-15 pm Spokane      '���'     Iv  s.oo pin-s  (i.oo pm^j  s.oo pm >,  2.00 pm-a  l.lfipmf  7.SO aniKs  Stick.    Wi-  :-lu: StOixl IV)i  ing tin- prop'  a.in.1 i'is|i!icl.  ''Sorry Li ivi'iise you, scraiiin'i.si", but the  fitt-t is I ksii.i'v. tin iiil. noliow. l.-jf I lid,  I'm !'<s:'.i'(.-u list wou'isl ruin sill my \)ix>��-  pi-cts, -in' ��� n-isuuii \\>u wouldn't like to  hew me do tiisil. noai��I you now-?"  ! hsir-tesied lo sis-'.-.ui'O iu.-.r iiiui. stash a  vhitio" \V;ls |!ui to be i1iou)j:1h oi* for ;i mo-  meriT .lis-' iunsed Y.> mouni my horse.  "Yoii'iUhid sii'iutliei'. eahin erboiU a  hull' mile fnrde.i' u.'i air' i reekon you!  won't hev any troublo t-lisir in gittin':  hep'," she woni, on. "Fuel is, i'd likel  mightily to hev you stop liens an' so j  would i.iV dsii'ter, 'silt hit kain't be done, j  ! don't like ter seem uppish, leasuvise to'  the.isi as is .sti'suigei'S. but. I've got so j  much ;U stake at prose)! t that .hit won't I  do ter risk lit!. I reckon vou don't know j  EillSikes, stranger Y"      ' j  "i haven't thill pieasmv,''' 1 replied.     j  ���'''.Vail, Bill ain't no gresi'i shakes, no- j  how, and I don't supposr- you've missed  a whole heap by :-i"t. bein' aci'iuuiited  with Jiiiu. He's a kind uv a meek crit-  Uw, but he owns a ..'-ouni house 'aud. o(J  acres of land, two mules, three cows, an'  he's gov lot o: real sto' i'tiriiiiur' in liis  house.      His    wife    died    erbout  iJEKOK!'"    AND    Ai'TlfiK.  Three liaeln-lors slept in ilieir shuttered rooin-  Iii their sliulti-i-ed  I'onin  when   the  sun  sh  hls,'h s  Xul one of t.liem fell: he must rise till noon.  Or titke his breakfast till hy-iiiul-b.v ;  For Miis-Hi: ini.s.11 may happily sleep���  A pillow is sjnod and breakfast will keep  Till lo'o'eliiek in the moniiii^.  on these haelnslors three ���  llirce .when they eaine  lo  . they made lui;  niiip'llshineiit.-i  I lea.  ipiiel  'SfS.  Three fnir maids sinili.-i  ()n . fli<-M!  Iiaeheloi'.-.  town :  They waltzed. I hey Sunir  And     had    their    aec  known:  For it inaflrrs no; ii luieheloi's slei'p,  Thi' inaiiN are awal;e cpiite soon  in tin- w  And siiineliiue- rise iu tlie'iieirnio  Thi'ei- niai'ried men jumped when Ihe sun ari  And leli '.heir pillows in swift dismay :  They fell' lor their slso.'s. they seized Ilieir el illies,  And th-u-ousiiily realized   i was day ;  |i'or women will never let men sleep  When there's hreakl'iist  lo f.;et and a wie-h for Ihe  week.  Tli'iUgl! it's only Sin the inorn.  ��� Viuiir.y fair.  THK    l-KOSPECTOK.  Situate in the Slocan J[inin�� I.livision of y\ est.  Kootenay  District.     Where  loeated:  Ad-  jneeiit; to  the Kc-ho and   Stnili^rlit: .Mineral  claims nr Ihe head ol Mack,on Bash  rpAKK XO'tTCE that I. George Alexander, free  !.    miner's eeriilieafe Xo. 71.ooo, as ayent for the  Kcli-.i Miniiiff and .Milling 0 i.,Ltd., free minei-'s  eertificaie N'o.  ll.O'il A,  intend sixty  days from  this date hereof to apply   to the IVfiui'im- Recorder  iVir a eertitieale of improvenients  for the pus-pose  ofohtiiiuiiii;'a Crown  uns-il  oi vli^:  -ibovc claim.  And .'urt.'ier take' notice that action under section ;j7 must he  commenced  liefore the i.-.manee  of such eertiMeat's of improvements.  Dated thi* 2Sih dav ol'Octolicr. isss's.  nv.-i   ' aKOh'txi: ALKXAX' ER. Alien  .'���iii mi iii,  Jtusfiforil,  < 'eneral  She  Hilil   Silo ViSl oj'iii   ]'';'icti<iii  M iiK-i'ii I (Slainis.  SPKGTAL KOOTEXAV LAKE SERVICE,  Coininenc-iiift June 20,18S1K.  On jronday, Thursday and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo S p. mj'or Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Xclsc.n. Luiivhiff Xeison at s a. in., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, eallinjr at Pilot Bay,  Aiiiswortli'a'id Kaslo, and all way points.  C-EOR'.iv ALKXAXDKR, Gen'l M-.  O. Box 122. Kaslo. B.C.  Situate io I in.-  Kool eiiay  !>i^  The prospector's life!is no ."Teat  It is inu.-rly vexation and csre.  In his tasters and j-au's aud pacsk o  lie is a horriliii.' |.'ictniv of ilesiiair  nap,  on his  l>r,.  niontns eigo, an stsiiee  cotuin' iii'ouud here an  on his mind jest e.s   we  three  ion lie's been  know what's  1 ez ef he'd told  me. I'm a widder woman myself, an' 1  know tii ill even a sort oi no stecount  man's a heap sight better than none at  all, but I'm too niuish of a lady to a.sk  any man ter splice with me, 1 don't keer  ef "lie he:-: got a right smart of prope'ty.  lie wuz over here last. .Sunday night, an'  I'd inw been It is promised wife riiilit now  "''le climbs the hills from hottoin to top,  l'iiroii;;li brush anil old loirs without ev-.-r a stop :  Kirs I over a canyon and iheu a- cli IT.  Till his loirs nieiired aud sure and stiff  lie iavsdowii at niirht on hrush for a lied.  Ills p'ack-stnip aud h'.iot.s plaeiid  under his head:  lie .--lakes his pile on s-r-n'd or had luck.  With li'uiiioek and beans a ml bacon for chuck.  Thus lie plods,hi year out and year in.  Triiitinir in luck liis fortune to win ;  Till exiiosure and hardship leaves their eli'eci.  lie becomes old and slid' aud a physical wreck.  a a .\I.iiiiii-_' i >i vision oi \\  ���rict.    Where   located:   I  ���of the K. E. hie ,','i'oup. near S.-oidni.  'PAKE XuTK'.i-: that I, Geov-e  Alexander, tree  1     millers*  ecrlilieate Xo. 7l,i'i)i,  intend, sixty  days   from    the d-ifc ' hereof   to   apply   lo   Ih'e  Mi'iiin1.:    Recorder    fur    a    certiiieate'   of   improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Y~i'aut of the ah'ive claims.  And further lake notice  that  action iiiider sei  t ion ;;7 nius: be commenced   before  the issuaie/i  ol such eei'! ilicate o! iinpi'oveiiieuts.  I'a ted lids .'loth il-.iy of Seplenibi  uvl7 (';-. A I  N'unev   Hanks  No.  '!   'M incral  Siiuaie   iu   ihe Slocan City Mininir  West Koiiteu'iiy Iiistricf.    When  north slope of Sprinirer Creek, a  from Slocan hake.  i-PAKE XOTICK. Ihat i. Alfred   Driscoll. acliui:'  .1    asau'eiit for H. K. Gth v.-s, 1Y M. C. Xo. SKUA,  Kate Scott. E..M..C. Xo. .;i:iii7. W. B. l)enni.-ou, !���'.  M.. C. X'o. 010A, and Frederick Rowbottoni. F. ,M .  C. Xo.  i'i2!1a.  intend,  sixty  days  fioni   the date  .hereof,     to     apply     to      the      Minin  coi-der for  a  certiiieate of  improvements for  the purpose of obtaining,' a crown srr.-i.n'' uf tin.'  aliove claim.  And furlher take notice  that action under  ion :;7 must fie comnienced  before  il'si.ieh certiiicalc of iniproveiiienis.  Dated this 21st day of Octohe'r. i-  <>ti<'l��<  Ai inera i    Chiim.  Ilavi  To si  Take'my .-ulvice and jri\-i.' i  For it is (i-w that strike Sue  you led j; home ot comfort and ease.  k your fortune mid troubles like the<e '!  ll]i (piick,  with a prospect pick.  s-loeau City. Xov. l-lih. issis  Rciwliiding"  in  the.  has commenced.  Geo. Xichol.  Lai-di-au  district'  Situated in the Sioe.-in City .Miniiu;- \y.  \\'est Kootenay District. Whcie  About: i wo miles up the Xoith I-'o: !.  i.��n Creek on north side of creek  TAKE XOl'ICE thai L Dan M.anloii, aeuiifr as  1 an a.treiu for William Harrison, free uiini'rs  certiiieate Xo. 2i)i;i7A, iiih.-nd sixty days h-.ini tlie  date heri;of. to apply to' tlie .Mininir  Recorder for u. curtiiieiite ol' improvenieufs  for the purpose of olmrininir a Crown Gfra ut of  the aliove claim.  And further take   notice  that, action   under  Section .'17 must be commenced ho fore the i.-.Mi- |  a nee of such certiiieate of iinpi'iiveiiieiit.-..  Dated this-jtth d,"- "f Septemiier. ].-���!!������.  sp-Jii DAX IIAXhoX.  ; g,,i,i. siiv.  I stoiii. sih'i  r. �����: he;  ���rand hi  d.  . cm!  iued.  i Gold and Silver.. ..  ! Sliver aud  head...  1 Conner ��� h\  ! Colli, silv.  : Cold and I  1 Silver and  i Gold. Silv,  Fleetro  r.Copi-,  .'���.pper  .  ('iin;,er.  rand <'.  y.-  'i1!  s   ....  u-l h.  ad'.'.".  ;   ! 'l.-ll i 1)11111.  : .Mereiirv .  ��� Iron or .M  iui."ai:i'-'  hinie.   Ma  r-ii'ssmm  IS  iriuin  . Silii  ;l ,  Sul-  iihi.r. each   l-iisimith. Tin. I 'ol,;  Zinc, .'iiid A r-e  It.'  lie  Xi'eke  .each  ,' A lit  in  -ny.  Coal (Fixe  1 I'ari,"!  . \  "latik  Math  r.  \sli.  .Mill     |,  ���1'relii.i^s-  '   '  f    Col  e.  if  (V  kiiiir  l\  .June 20th.  i'iiis:  '.<  IS! if..  tl.s  li   \A'  tll    ���*  imple  -'l.ar.  :t no  .'.' no  2 I III  2 00  1 no  2 a('  2 all  .'! 00  5 00  y^/ww  FRANK DICK,    .  Assayer ami  Analyst THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 24, 1898.  Sixth Year  MINING   RB0ORDS  The following is a-complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the j  ���week in the several mining divisions ol"  the Slocan.   Those of New Deny'e- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Fractional  south of  Xov lo���Red  Mountain  Silverton. J no Tinting:.  Nov 18���Storm,  Galena  Farm,  Charles   Mc-  Nicholl.  Nov il���Marco Palo. same. E H Fraser.  Suimyskie Fractional, Four Mile creek, V H  Beliu.  -ASSESSMENT*.  Nov 10���Eastern.  Nov 17���Edna Kate.  Niiv 18���L HC.  CEKTIKKSATE  OF  LMTHOVEMKNTS.  Nov 17-s-Noonday.  Byron N AVhite.  Gray Eagle, 1th of July, to  TKANSFEIiS.  -Province 3/lt-j, J D Ryan  prises, such as the electric light plant,  waterworks, and a recent acquisition, the  Hotel Reco, is to be placed to the credit  of a Virginian, John M. Harris. Fortune  has favored him from the time he  acquired an interest in the Reco until  now, when his many carefully-planned  investments are returning to him a comfortable income as a reward for his enterprise and business sagacity.  For its size, Sandon boasts of as fine a  lot of mercantile, hotel, and public  buildings as any town of twice its size in  the southern section of the Province.  Its main street, typical of a gulch town,  has barely room enough for two teams to  pass each" other. There is little fear of a  fire spreading, however, as there is a  sufficiency of water, good pressure, and  an excellent fire department. The town  last year was  incorporated,  and since it  October 29th and a stampede at once  followed with the. stakingfof 120 claims.  The discovery property prospected  coarse gold on the bedrock at five feet,  and an expert from California, Mr. Loy,  was introduced as adviser At his  suggestion work was commenced about  200 feet from the original location on a  projecting- dyke, and"at three feet from  the surface live pans of dirt were washed, returning So in dust and a 17-  dwt. nugget, "worth very close to Si.-.  Bedrock was got at from six to seven  feet, and even" richer returns were obtained from test pan. After the stampede the ground was prospected for a  full mile along the creek, and colors  were evexy where obtained that could  be heard as they dropped into the pan.  The richest ground at present known is  about two and a half  miles   fromthe  has passed into the care of a mayor and   mouth of the creek, and here upwards  are among the  to 1? Taylor,  FL  Nov lo  Sept -'S.  Nov 16���Broken Lock 1/(5, Cracker -lack  Byron to F J Finucane, Nov 15.  Edinhuri-sh. P D Airier to Scottish Colonial Gold  Fields, Ltd, Aufsr 24.  High Ore No 1 4, Charles Faas lo George  \\  Hujjb.es, Feh 18. ��� .   , ,  Same 1/0, same to Scottish Colonial Gold  Fields, Ltd, Feb 18.  Nov 17���Continental l/O. G W Hughes to same  uv 13.  Nov 18���Phoenix,  Alhainbra  and Lilly B, 1!  ach, E G Schmidt to F Soutar, Ot 25.  Emma Fractional i,N 13 McMillan to A Tunks,  NTov 7. .  Charles "YV Greenlee to E L Beer, power of  attorney revoked, Nov. 18.  .Mikado Fractional, A Erielcson to A C Van-  moerkerk.  Nov 21���Prince Alexander., and Two Dutchmen, J" Macijuillau and J F Carroll to the Financial and Mining Trust, of Canada, Ltd, Oct  30. 1S97.  SLOCAN"    CITY    .DIVISION.  LOCATION'S.  Ocr 1!'���Midnight arid Starlight, C Brand.  Oct 20���Glendale, P Lorentzson; Flat Head, W  Branch; Nix Fraction, D B O'Neail, J M McGregor, J Radclifl'e, M Merritt and P "Nolan; Morgan, D Arnot, N F McNaught and G Millar.  Out 21���Topas, V C Radcliil*.  Oct 22���High Bluff, W Clough and J Guthrie.  Oct 24���Chapleau Fraction No 2, D Arnot.  Oct25���Golden Key, M Mullan.  Oct 27���Lannark, J T Tipping, J Law and J P  Atchison.  Oct 28���Snow Flake, J W Kyle.  Nov 1���Pe Ell, J Kowalaski, and J Sangalo ;  Wanda, J Gremscon; Riga, J Sangalo,  Nov 3���Kilo No 2, N F McNaught; Fairburn,  W Brasch.  Nov8-Clyde, GiMillar.  Nov 9���Ralph Fraction, Mrs T Sloan arid R A  Cameron.  Nov 11���Arena, J Smith: Snow Bird., J T  Tipping.  Nov 17���Ranger Fraction, H J Robertson.  Nov 21���Legal Tender No 3, J M McLaughlin.  ASSESSMENTS.  Oct 19���St Lawrence, Anson.  Oct 20���Spring Valley,  Oct 25���Black Horse, Bonanza.  Oct 26���Better Still.  Nov -t���Denver Fraction.  Nov 8���Portland.  Nov 14���Moonlight.  TKANSt'EKS.  Oct 18��� Grand Trunk i, J Blanch to W Stubbs-  Northern Pacific .-., T Blanch to same.  Great Northern i, A E Hilhnan to W Stubbs.  Oct 20���Samson J. R Bradshuw to F S Andrews, ?10.  Ocr 22���Robie 5/15, -J E Robics to J Fleisch-  niann.  Robie i, J Flcischmann to A Radsky.  Oct 24���Kilo 1/6, Rather Fraction 1, W Harris  to H J Robertson.  Rocky Fraction .t, W H Crawford to M M Heck-  mann.  Kilo A. H-J Robertson and J Wolff to N F and  .7 McNaught.  UCT 25���Power of Attorney, Chas Martin t'> J S  McFarlane, cancelled.  Oct 20���Hoodoo i, Detective J-, Earl J, P Schon'  berg to G T Gdnnley.  Hoodoo i, G T Gormksy to D Sloan.  Oct 28���Great Western and Northern Pacilie  5/12, Grand Trunk and Northern 1/(1, W stubbs to  aldermen they have continued bettering  its appearance in the way of levelling  roads and building sidewalks.  Before going into a description of the  surrounding mines it is of interest to  note the following figures as being_ the  approximate amount of profits or dividends paid by some of the mines near  Sandon:  Payne Sl,Sn0,000 | Last Chance.... s'!'0,00<)  Slocan Star.... 4o;'i,0'Hi | Goodenough ��� 32,500  Ruth     300,000 I Slocan Boy  25,000  Keen  287,'"-oo i Washington ��� 20,0!xi  Idaho     2(M-000 I Jackson  20,000  Nohle Five.....     K),0Ui | Surprise  .20,000  Rainhler  . -lO.OOCi 1  One of  the  leading  camp, and noted for  of a dozen  Victorians  owners of claims.  WORK    ON    THE   WAR   FjAGT.K.  Manager Hastings Makes   his Report  to  the   Shareholder*.  E R Stubbs.  Oct Si���Sligo3/32, M  \V  S McDowell to Mrs T  Grahaine.  Nov 2��� Berda.11 i, H C Thomlinstiii to M E  Young.  Fram }., W Thomlinson to same.  Nov 4-43lnlkat I/O, B E Sharp to O V White.  Delphian 1/0, C Culver to same.  Sundown Fraction 1/0, H Bunting to J R Stilt,  il66.l>6.  Wanda, T Gremscon to J Kowalaski.  Tip-Top 1/12, Pe Ell and Rigo J, J Sangalo to J  Kowalaski.  Nov 7���Assignment of mortgage, Arlington No  2 and Burlington No 2, F Watson to Ross  Thompson.  Elk, J T Beauchcsne to H Clover, #250.  Nov 11���Tip-Top, Martha, Wanda, Riga, Pe  Ell, J, option, J Kowalaski to .1 Michael.  Sain, J Sangalo to same.  Kootenay Pass i, Gnu.1,, W H Crawford to C  Faas.  Kootenay Pass \, H Clever to H Stege.  Rocky Fraction i, W II Crawford to H Clever.  Copy of judgment Standard No 5 and Erin.  Judgment in favor of Erin.  MINING    ROUND    SANDON.  An    JCuglish  Description   of  G-uIena Camp.  the   Great  In the last number of the British Columbia Review, published in London,  England, occurs the following excellent  article descriptive of Sandon and the  great mines adjacent:  The ideal mining town of the Koot-  enays is Sandon. Squeezed in by towering mountains, 3,500 feet above the level  of the sea, it presents to the stranger the  correct characteristics of a mining gulch  town, often heard of out rarely seen.  Yet it is unfair in writing of the place to  infer that the town of Sandon, by reason  of its situation, is simply small. Certainly it has little room to grow, unless  its citizens go higher and higher up the  mountain side, as they haye already  started to do, or, on the other hand,  build up to Cody and down to Three  Forks. Nevertheless, Sandon is the  centre of the gieatest and richest silver-  lead camp known to the world to-day,  heralded near home as the "Silvery  Slocan." Sandon's situation as the  terminus of the Kaslo & Slocan Railway  and the Sandon-Nakusp branch of the  Canadian Pacific Railway gives it ample  shipping facilities, and starting within  the limits of the townsite, spreading out  for a radius of many miles around, are  its mines���rich mines, dividend-payers,  shippers, and prospects that go on increasing in value in course of development, find as depth is attained. As these  claims pour out their wealth it all passes  th'-otiidi   Sandon   to   the   smelters   am  properties of the  this fact of its being  tlie first location in the Slocan, is the  famous Payne Mine, situate on Payne  mountain. ' This property has paid in  profits at a most conservative figure, for  the exact amount is unknown, not less  than $1,800,000 !to its fortunate owners.  From Sandon to the mine, a distance of  three and a half miles, a good wagon,  road is built, but the ore after being  crushed at the mine is brought down by  tram directly to the ore bins on the line  of the Kaslo & Slocan Railway, a  distance of ft,000 feet. The mine is developed by a series of tunnels connected  by raises, and has an immense ore chute  capable of producing 40 or 50 tons per  day. The lower tunnel is in a distance  of not less than 1,400 feet. The property  is owned by Salt Lake and Anaconda  people, who a little over 18 months ago  bought out the half interest owned by S.  S. Bailey, of Seattle, for $87,000.  The St. Keverne group, comprising" six  claims, lies south of and adjoining the  Payne mine. The property is owned by  the St. Keverne Mining Company of  Spokane, of which John A. Finch is  president and Sidney Norman secretary.  During the past two years about $5,000  has been spent in development. The  property is said to have a continuation  of the Payne vein, discovered last fall,  and upon which as yet very little work  has been done. Another vein crosses  the ground 700 feet further south of the  Payne vein, and has been developed for  a considerable extent. This vein shows  an average width of from three to four  feet, and the ore ta-k-an out so far has a  value of 170 oz. silver and 75 per cent,  lead.  On the north slope of the same mountain is the Washington mine that in the  early days of its development, 1892-4,  shipped a large quantity of ore, and has  paid in profits $20,000.  This mine has the distinction of erecting the first concentrator in the Slocan,  having a capacity of 50 tons per day.  The concentrates yielded 95 oz. silver  and 10 per cent, lea'd per ton. The property is shortly to be operated again.  The Slocan Boy, near by, has recently  been bonded for $50,000, and is considered one of the coming mines. Ten cars  of ore have been shipped.  The Sapphire and Jem claims, owned  by the Ramsdell Mining and Milling  Company, of Tacoma, lie beyond the  Pavne and Slocan Boy. A small force of  men is now taking out ore from the raise  and face of the tunnel, which is in 104  feet. Three cars of ore have been shipped, returning $120 per ton net.  The R. E. Lee is owned by Lorenzo  Alexander, who is running an 800-foot  crosscut tunnel. The property ia a  shipper, and the ore runs 130 oz. silver  and 75 per cent, lead per ton.  The Last Chance Mining Company,  composed mainly of California people,  owns the Last Chance mine. The property has been extensively developed by  tunnels, and has not only paid its own  ers handsome dividends, approximately  $90,000, but has also paid for its own  development from the start���a mine that  is aptly termed "a grass root proposition." Recently a fine body of ore was  encountered in the lower level that adds  greatly to its value as a producer. The  company proposes putting in immediately a tramway to bring the ore directly  from the mine to the railway track.  Directly below the Last Chance mine,  and having the same lead, is the American Boy, owned by a Spokane company  of a-similar name. This property has  shipped about $10,000 worth of ore and  is undergoing systematic development  work for the opening up of a new ore  chute tor be tapped by a crosscut at a  depth of 565 feet from the upper tunnel.  The tapping of this ledge, the same one  on which the Last Chance recently made  its Btrike, will give a depth of at  least 1,000 feet, below the workings of  that mine, and will make the American  Boy a permanent producer. It is expected to get into this chute within a  few weeks, as steady work has been done  for some time past.  The property of the Noble Five Consolidated Alining Company lies about  three and a half miles northeast of  Sandon, on the southern slope of Payne  mountain. The ore consists of both  solid gahsna and carbonates. While the  property has been extensively worked,  and is reported to have yielded over  $125,000, it has been found necessary to  expend a considerable sum to place it on  a footing lor steady and continuous shipments, and recently a sum of $100,000  was laid aside for such a purpose. At  Cody, on Cody creek, the company has a  concentrator, and the ore is brought  down from the mine to the mill by a  Finlayson double rope tramway, with an  hourly capacity of 20 tons.  At the recent meeting- of the shareholders in the War Eagle, one of  -tossbnd's biggest properties,' J. B.  Hastings, g-eneral manager, submitted  liis annual report. He stated that  100,000 tons of shipping- ore are now in  sight in the War Eagle.and the value is  estimated at $1,700,000. The value of  shipments of tlie year have amounted  to nearly ��700,000.'  During the period between Oct. 1,  1897, and Oct. 1.1898, 3,480 feet of tunneling, at an average cost per foot of  $21.15 has been done; 451 feet of raising at S29.7&; 185 feet of sinking at  $9(7.25, making a total of 4,116 feet. In  driving these headings, 2,810 tons of ore  was produced and sliipped. The work  done during the year added to the foregoing" is represented in the following,  Tunneling, feet  8,305  Raising, feet���  Sinking  Just received���  a complete line of  ers  For MEN,  WOMEN and CHILDREN  When in need of Gent's Furnishings,  Ready-made Clothing, Hats, Caps,  Boots and Shoes, call at���  Postoffice Store,  Do not forget that  we carry the largest  stock of Miners'  Goods in the country  SANDON.  Hunter  #<W3��  ��  We  feet  850  665  Total............... .- 9,820  This does not include 250 feet of the  main work shaft timbered through the  stopes from the 250-foot level to the  surface.  There was produced and shipped from  the stopes 20,550 dry tons at an average  cost of..$3.24, the total shipments for the  year aggregating 28.S75.  WORK    ON    CARIBOO    CIIKEK.  On Cariboo creek the Silver Queen  Mining Co., under the management of  E. C. Finch, is installing a compressor  plant, to cost about $10,000. The company has eitrht claims in the group, and  the work done on the property is considerable. A 26-inch water pipe has  been-laid 750 feet to a five-foot double  nozzle Pel ton water wheel, v.hich operates a four-drill compressor plant, and  the company pipes its air a distance of  7,700 feet through a four-inch pipe up to  the mine workings. During the installation of this machinery there have been  employed 20 men, but this force will be  reduced to 12 miners. The property is  developed by a series of tunnels. The  main tunnel run in on the lead, with the  crosscuts, totals 202 feet in length. This  tunnel gives a depth of 110 feet. There  are three short crosscut tunnels and a  further tunnel opening up a parallel  lead, which is now in 45 feet on the vein.  Two men are sorting out a shipment of  ore, which is a high grade sulphide,  carrying gold, silver, copper and lead.  So soon as the snow permits rawhiding  will commence and regular shipments  made from Burton City.  affep$oi}  ai}<2[  iifscWaf-ar,  tt��  ros.  General Merchants.  carry a  complete  lme of Groceries���Crockery���Bar  Goods���Tinware:���Granite ware���Hardware���Men's  Furnishings���Boots and .Shoes���Dry Goods      <  IjiMlit's'  WohU-u Ilnilerwciir,  CliHili-ett'tt WooIah Underwear, 11EADV-3IAOE  WKAPPEKS.- "WVcnii supply you with everything at right jtricnM.  SANDON��� ~ ROSSLAND  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling- public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE. ft AVISON,       -       -       -      '-..'"- ���;'      Proprietors.  New  Dress  Goods,  Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  Summer and Fall  wear; also ready-  made Clothing,  Neck wear, Hats,  and Caps, Boots  and Shoes ��� the  most complete stock in the lake' section���at prices as low as it is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into our show- window.  We are displaying a fine line of  novelties.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  Dealers in  Hardware,  Miners' Supplies,  Tin   and   Granite ware,  Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  H. H. Knox,  Galena Milling in Cnpo Breton.  The Chetaicamp-Galena Mining' Co.  has just started up its new concentrating-  plant in Cape Breton. Galetfta mining-  is a new departure in Nova Scotia mining. The company is composed chiefly  of Halifax men. 'S. M. Brookfield is  president. The. vein, which is 10 to 12  feet wide, has heen traced for some  2,000 feet. The ore varies i�� quality;  average sample sent to Swansea, is  said to have averaged in gold, silver  and lead about $40 per ton. From  1,000 to 1,200 tons are now on the deck  ready for concentration. The company-  intend to ship the ore to England. The  present plant and opening of the mine  has cost ��30,000.  Gold commissioners and mining- recorders are invited to send suggestions  to the Government for amending the  mineral act.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under tlie  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 Denver, B. C.  Hiij removed to tl  Newmarket  Block iukI Is pn'pnrc.l'to rispair  every lU'Scriiittoii of  Disabled  Watches,  F. Pyman has again commenced to do  business in New Denver. Bring your  watches to him when they are out of  order.  mmH bros.  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full. Line of Suitings and  Trousering's aWays 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.  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.  The  Ldand  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  m.k Co.,  Insurance  and General Oommissson  Agents.  NEW DENVER. B. C._  ���A.  Wholesale  Wine & Liquor Merchants   ofSANDON   Carry the finest Stock of Liquors in  the Kootenay Country.  Orders   bv  mail   or  wire  .attended to....  promptly  ��aiiAv  .+--&*>JZJJ \^=s^  r- ���^  ,1  have paid more  more ore   than  t'avorcstl  ivoot-  refineries-.    Tliis.sc mine;  diviilends an<l   sliijipisi:  any other section   ot   tii  enays, and to-day, while silver is at alow  figure and a lieavy duty upon shipment--  of lead into  the United Suites h.-is to he  reckoned   upon,   they   are producing   ;i  larger amount uf ore  and  paying more  profits than   ever   in   the   history of tlie  district.  Much of tlie huildingupol Sandon and  the starting of many of its leading "iites--  i:r<;n   pijAC^K   dis^ovkiiy.  Lati! arrivals from the AtLin lake  i-mtsitiy report an important discovery  on .McK.-h.! crock, some L0 miles to the  sunt!) of i'iiiis. which stream tlie new  contrihutor promises to more than rival  in richness. The. discoverer of tlie new  ground was Robert McKee, an old  Arizona miner, for whom the creek is  named, and his find was Hindi-fully two  mouths ago, hut kept secret until  friends could reach the scene. Thedis-  coverv claim was  fonnallv recorded on  ���3in%  BRICK  [ FOR   SALE.  JOHX   GOETTSCHE,  XEW DENVER.  AGENTS.  Tbosn bail-riling '-War with Spain" art' mak-  intc ni'iiH-y. Air<i<��] share of the. nrofit is? yours  if yon lake hold. Seven hundred jisyres', two  hundred illustrations and sells cheap." We trfve  hitr commission; pay freight, sell on time, and  supplv outfit free.  BRADLiEY-GARRETSON1 CO., Limited.  Toronto  Although I have been doing  business in Kootenay since 1886  I have never before had a stock  equal to what I am now showing1.  It was purchased in Montreal,  Mew York and many other Eastern points for  cash, and I can safely say that my prices are  fully 80 per cent lower than any other house in  this country. Jewels, Standard Silverware,  Watches, Sings, and Fancy  profusion. Orders and enquiries  carefully attended to.    JACOB DOVES, lelson  s  ess 


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