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Array Volume V.   No. 2  NEW DENVER, B. C, OCTOBER 14,  1897.  Price, ��2 00 Year  New Denver items.  Nakusp has an opium joint.  Mrs. Bolander returned from Colorado  on Saturday.  James   Delaney  Irom   San  up ,in  returned  Francisco on Saturday.  .James Gilliooley   has turned  ���Spokane on his way to Europe.  Miss Clara Wallen, of Victoria, has  been engaged to teach school at Silver-  ton .  Wm.'Glynn has gone to Seattle, and  will he matrimonalized before he returns.  The band room is about ready for  occupancy, and soon the boys will have  comfortable quarters to practice in.  Mortimer Lamb, the new editor of the  Mining Record, visited the Slocan in  quest of .information for that valuable  journal.  '���'Around the World to the Klondike"  is the title of Mr. Crowley's lecture to  be given shortly in Clover's'Hall, with  120 lime light views.  Another cottage is to be erected by  J. C. Bolander on his property on  Seventh street. It will be occupied by  Dr. and Mrs. Brouse.  the consequence. This is an institution  that will be a great feature in New  Denver this winter, and ought not to  be allowed to fail'for- the want of a  building. Its success is assured otherwise.  Services will be held in the New  Denver Methodist Church on Sunday  Morning at 11 and Evening, at 7. when  Mr. G. W. Griininett, of Sandon, will  preach. Subjects: Morning. '"'The  Light of the "World:" Evening. "The  Bondage of Sin."  ask any of tlie money until his system  was in order, mains laid and water  ready to be piped into the houses] This  is New Denver's opportunity if she  would have a water syste-m. " At least,  the proposition has merit enough to demand closer investigation and prompt  action.' A good system of water works  would be of inestimable value to the  town ; would be 100 per cent cheaper  than the present system and would  afford protection to the businessmen,  property owners and home builders. It  would be a big stride forward. Then,  with her electric light system and  water works, New Denver would command the attention of thousands of  capital where to-day she gets hundreds.  A    tONG   AVALIC.  SILVERTON  Opening services of the Presbyterian  church will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24,  at 11 a.m. and.-7' p.m. Further notice  will be given next week.  ���E. L. Heatley  Denver.   After  of London, is in New  working 10-ounce ore  in Servia the mines of the Slocan are an  agreeable surprise to him.  Miss Matheson,sister to David Mathe-  son, arrived from Chicago, TIP, Sunday  morning, and will spend sometime with  Mr. and Mrs: Matheson here.  The  Mines    Company    has  in  the Supreme Court to  Argo  brought suit  determine the title to the mineral claims  Gladstone Fraction and Kickers.  Thomas Abriel, of Nakusp, does a  large business as a customs broker. He  is thoroughly posted and merits all the  business Slocan people can give him.  A meeting of the ladies of the congregation is called for on Friday afternoon  of this week at -1 o'clock, in the Methodist church, to arrange for tea-meeting,  etc.  Two trips a day are being made with  ore from the Fidelity. The first, big  shipment will be made in a few days.  The ore is very heavy, going considerably over 150 pounds to the sack.  A g-eneral party in which four birthdays was celebrated was given at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. F."Pyman last  Friday evening, a large circle of friends  enjoying the pleasures of the occasion.  No tidings have yet been received of  J. C. McFadden, the jackleg newspaper  man of Slocan City,who recently skipped  out of that town. He is probably organizing a lodge of the Deadbeat Club in  Montana- or Nevada.  Several Four Mile properties are  about to be worked with largely increased forces, among1 them the Vancouver, Thompson and Fisher Maiden.  It is also reported the Wakefield will be  reopened at once under Mr. Brcmner's  management.  The Enterprise mine, Ten Mile, is  still closed down, but it is very evident  operations will be pushed there this  winter with renewed vigor. A bunk- j  house for 85 men is almost completed  and other buildings are being erected  about the camp.  A. G. Ferguson, of Vancouver, was  in New Denver this week. He was on  a visit to the several mining properties  held in the Slocan by the company he  represents, among them tlie Prescott,  near Silverton. Work on this claim  has been going on since early in the  spring.  Mrs. Bertha Lomberger, one of the  popular proprietors of the well-known  Windsor restaurant of New Denver returned last week from Europe where she  spent the summer. She witnessed the  ���Jubilee celebration in London, but spent  most of the time in Norway and Sweden  visiting friends and relatives.  Mrs. David Matheson of this city received the sad intelligence this week of  the awful death of her aged father,  near Siincoe, Out. He whs burning a  brush pile near his home when, it is  supposed, the fire got beyond his control, and in his efforts to check it was  overcome by the heat and smoke.  When found his body was burned to a  crisp.  The committee having in charge the  securing of a building for the New Denver Athletic Association haves not yet  secured quarters,  and another delay is  [From Oar Regular Correspondent.]  Increased activity is noticeable in all  the mines now at work here. The  Thompson, Vancouver and Fidelity are  increasing the forces of men at their  several mines, and the Fisher Maiden  and Wakefield will be re-opened in time  to ship this fall.  Silverton's great liabel trial is now a  thing of the past and Editor Cameron's  shoulders are no long'er stooped under  his heavy burden of bail. Ex-Constable  Hamilton failed to answer to his name  on Monday in the Magistrate's Court  held here," and Squire Granville dismissed the case.  Mr. Falconer, General Organizer for  the I.O.F., is to be congratulated on the  splendid results of his efforts at organizing a lodge here. He ascribed the  great success he has met with, however,  to the great assistance given him by  Messrs' D. Cronin and J. McKinnon.  The lodge was organized on Thursday  evening last witliVa membership of 29  and three have come into the fold since  then. The officers elected were : C. D.  S.C.R., XV. W. Bouch; Chief Ran��'er. D.  Cronin; P.C.R., J. .McKinnon; $.C.'R.,  IL D. Cameron; Chaplain, C. M. Hitch;  Physician, Dr. Brunei'; Recording-Sec,  R. '0. Matheson; Financial-Sec." J. 1).  Benneduni; Treasurer, W.. S. 'Clark:  S.S.C., Geo. Fairbairn: S.W., J. J. Mcintosh; J.W., Fd. Nelson; S.B., J. S.  McFarlane; J.B., Ed. McGregor; Trustees, G. Thorburn and J. Bowes. On  Friday evening of last week the members of the I.O.F., of Silverton, gave a  ball and supper which was largely attended. The toasts to the Queen' and  the l.O.F. were responded to by Bros.  Bowes. McKinnon, Cronin and Falconer.  CAN    HAVE   WATERWORKS.  Alexander McKay has returned to  New Denver from a three months trip  in the direction of Klondike. His mission north was to examine some galena  ledges.   He went in a canoe with   an  Indian guide from  Wrangel  to   Telegraph creek, thence  to Dees lake, and  down the Dees river 200 miles and up  the Laird river 2(5 miles where he found  plenty of.galena ledges from two to ten  feet -wide, carrying about 200 ounces of  silver to   the   ton.   The formation is  similar to that of the Slocan and McKay  thinks it will be profitable mining when  a railroad taps the region.    Upon the  return trip  he had to walk   326  miles  owing ,to   rain    having    swollen    the  streams;   It took 25 days of hard walking before Wrangel was reached on the  return trip.   Game was   plentiful and  many a grouse and porcupine did Sandy  stow" away   behind   his belt.    On   the  Laird river every bar prospected show-  83 to ��6 a  day in gold.   He   met   two  Colorado outfits, one guided by Gillespie, of Victoria, going   up .to "Francis  lake to winter.    In the spring they intended to   push.-on   to Klondike^ via  Pelly river.    McKay says that this is  the best routeto Dawson' City and that  he would not be afraid to make the entire trip with only a gun, some salt and  plenty of blankets.  SIT.VEKTOX   CKUKCU   OPJJXING.  tention in the great markets of the  world in order to obtain capital and to  increase its population. It has certain  valuable commodities to offer in exchange���at least we are told so���such  as minerals of different kinds, valuable  timber, extensive fisheries, and fruitful fanning lands. The owners of this  natural wealth have in their wisdom  seen lit to offer their goods in London���  the greatest market in the worlds.  If a fruit-grower at Agassiz has a few  tons of idnifferent apples to dispose of, j  would he send them to,say, Baskerville  or'Frisco? It is, we believe, usually  considered prudent when endeavoring  to obtain a, footing' in a new market in  which there is keen competition to  send the best samples. Western enterprise, however, has proved the fallacy  of these old-world business maxims we  presume, for the samples of British Columbian mineral properties which have  been offered in this market have in a  large number of cases been mere shoddy,  and among those few which have been  A Proposition thgt Desorves the  tion   of   tlie   Citizens  of  New   Denver.  Acteil-  New Denver's need of a good water  works system has been apparent to  every citizen ever since the city first  started on her upward career, and first-  class, substantial buildings were put  up. The number of buildings that have  been erected since March, and their  character, is indicative of what the  town will be a .year from now. One  building follows another as regularly as  clock work and each is of a most substantial character, hard finished, mod-  ernly equipped and handsomely painted. "That New Denver will continue  her growth is without a doubt. She is  the acknowledged residential centre of  the Slocan and will ever be looked upon  as a good town for capitalists and milling" men to locate in. Last week we  mentioned in our local columns that  there was a possibility of a proficient  water system being put in in connection  with the electric light plant. The  mere mention of the fact has aroused a  great deal of interest in the matter, and  what was then only a possibility is today a very probable matter.  Mr McDonald who has thus far so  successfully operated the electric plant,  has been approached by several of our  citizens aud has been requested to prepare a statement of the probable cost of  putting in a water system. In this connection he has prepared a plan that, if  nut into execution would give New  Denver a water system equal' to any in  the province. His method would be to  pump water from a depth of 50 or 100  feet in the lake, 500 feet from the shore,  and force it through a (5-inch main to a  reservoir of five hundred thousand gallons capacity, stationed on the hill back  of the town." This reservoir would be  filled from the electric power house.  where would be stationed a pump of  suflicient capacity. Mr. McDonald  states that he is prepared to put the  plant in, and guarantees to be able  to throw a stream 250 feet. inside of three month's time, but he asks  a bonus of $201)1) from the citizens of  New Denver. He is, however, very  fair in   his  proposition, and ������would licit,  The new church at Silverton is to be  opened on Sunday, services will be held  morning", afternoon and evening as follows : Morning at 11, Opening Service,  when Rev. R. N. Powell will preach on  "The Beauty of God's House."  Afternoon at 8, Service for Children,  when addresses will be given suitable  to such a service.  ' Evening at 7:30, Peoples' Song Service ; when a number of well-known  hymns will be sung, and Rev. R. N.  Powell and J. PI. Robins will give short  addresses.  Special collections will be made at  each service on behalf of the new binding.  Monday Evening1 at 8 o'clock a Church  Social will be given in the NewChucrh;  refreshments and a first-class program  will be provided.  Admission 25c No tickets, pay at  the door. Proceeds go to reduce" the  debt on the new building. Denver  friends are all invited for both Sunday  and Monday.  sold  how "many have   been    honestly  Avorth the money paid  for them?    iii  this, mart, 'where   the   nations   of the  world are clamoring to sell their wares,  sentiment has   been permitted to influence business, and our Colonies have  been favored sometimes undulv.    The  confidence of the British  investor was  rudely shaken in regard to  Westralia,  and this lesson has not been  forgotten  British Columbia had nearly everything  in its favor when it came on themarket:  it possessed a few shipping mines developed with local capital (Spokane is  not far from Kootenay);   fortune had  favored it with great natural advantages  as regards climate, water .communication, size and extent of ore bodies,timber  'game,'etc.; it had found favor in the(  eyes of shrewd American investors; and  the purse-strings of Europe were inclin-  edto loosen.Ailittle money was invest ed,  more ,;pr less   tentatively, and of the  result's practically nothing is known.  Directors indulge'in Utopian forecasts,  as usual, but the public waits in vain  to ascertain facts.    What is being done  on these properties���are there no mine  managers?   If there is no return on an  investment it is at least some satisfac-  faction  to I know  how  the  money  has  been spent.    The 1 Government officials  have done   little   or   notlnng  to make  known the resources of their province,  and yet they hope to compete in this  great market with establishedgoldfields  which spare no time or trouble in order  to give the. public   the most complete  and   reliable   information    concerning  their progress.    This selfish and  shortsighted policy would almost lead one to  believe that those in  whose hands the.  fortunes   of   the province mainly rest  have no belief in its  future and are too  busy lining their own  pockets at  the  expense of our ill-informed   public  London B: C. Review.  Cast Canaan flfcWs  m  i��3iiQ?iS?  Some Toronto  men  have bought the  Monarch mine at Hat  000.  Portage  foi $25,  A well-known barrister of Sarnia, Mr.  Chas. Mills Garvey, senior member of  law firm of Pardee & Gervey, died suddenly of heart failure on Sept. 28th.  Deer are very plentiful in Muskoka  this season owing to the observance of  the regulations against shooting deer in  the water. Partridge, however, are  scarce.  The miners and prospectors in the  Sudbury district express themselves as  being greatly disappointed' at this  season's results, as no deals have gone  through as yet.  The Hon. David Mills has been offered the portfolio of Minister of Justice,  made vacant by the appointment of Sir  Oliver Mowat to the Lieutenanl-Governorship of Ontario.,  Lieutenant - Colonel George Dudley  Dawson died suddenly of heart disease  at his residence in Toronto, on Sunday,  Sept. 26th. His death leaves a sad  blank, both in military and business  circles.  AVho-is to be next Governor-General of  Canada? That is the question. The  choice seems to lie -batween Lord Ashbourne ..and the Duke of A hereon),  although several names have been mentioned.  The Dominion Minister of Customs  has expressed himself as well pleased  with the result of the first effort to collect revenue in the Yukon, having received from Collector Davis $15,000 in  less thanalyear.  A wealth}r farmer named Wm. J.  Trenieer, living near Cannington, Ont.,  committed suicide by hanging himself to |  a beam in his barn, on Sept 2Sth. Owing to a long illness he had become temporarily demented.  WHITEWATER.  The Fairy Queen Trail.  Messrs.. Swan Bros., Mataon & Wright,  locators and owners of the Fairy Queen  mine, on Trout creek.swere in New Denver Wednesday buying provisions for  their camp. They are building a trail  from the Fairy Queen to the head of  Slocan lake, a distance of less than eight  miles. It will be completed 'in a week  or ten days. Comfortable quarters have  been erected at the mine and work will  I be pushed there all winter*'. Fifty tons  of $80 ore are on the dump waiting the  completion of the trail, when!'the first  shipment will be made. They have 2)4,  feet of solid galena in the face of the  tunnel.   THE   WAGOX    KOAD.  The wagon road between New Denver  and Three Forks will be finished this  week. Its ;cost is about S1,S00 more  than the funds collected, and the Government has been asked to contribute  ��1,000 more in order to help out the  public spirited citizens who have been  instrumental in pushing this important  public Avork to completion.  Another General Clothing Store.  This evening the general clothing store  of W. Meldrum & Co., located in the  building corner of Sixth and El Dorado  avenues, will be opened to the public,  and New Denver will be given another  business house of importance. The  head house of Meldrum dt Co. is in Calgary; they also have a store in Slocan  City, of which the storehere is a branch.  For tin;    Good     of    the   Province.  [From Our own Correspondent.]  Whitewater, Oct. 11.���Everything is  looking well at the Whitewater mine.  Isaac "Waldron has three teams hauling ore from it and daily shipments of  one or more car loads "continue to be  made. There were numerous visitors  at the mine during the past week, some  of them agents for foreign capitalists.  Development at the Hillside continues  to show up favorably, and the beaming-  looks of the managers and officials testify thereto.  The Eureka mine, adjacent, to  Sproules'B.C, is being actively worked  at present. Three hundred sa'cksof ore;  have been packed down, and sufficient  ore to fill six hundred sacks more has  been taken out of the mine when last  heard from.  Word was received today that the  London. Bear Lake, is looking better  than ever, a body of very rich ore having beeflw&kruek lately.  Hotel inipmycnients is the order of  the day at Whitewater. J. H. McKim's  hostelry, the White^$ter Hotel, has  been doubled in size anTrksxterior tastefully painted. Nv.  The neighboring camps, Spicules and  Bear Lake, are showing sigri&of increasing business. Packers are "Raving  a harvest.  Herbert Wright, the young man who  had his leg broken by sliding timber at  the Whitewater mine on the 1st inst., is  progressing favorably under the cares of  Dr. Rogers, at Kaslo. A subscription  raised "among his friends at the mine  and here for his benefit netted a handsome amount.  Operations on the Charleston minis  are being pushed \ igorously, and by  the time their is suflicient snow for raw-  hiding it will have everything ready  for regular shipments.  Considerable is also being done at the  Northern Belle. A consignment of  hoisting* machinery, etc. is expected  daily. Tlie new bunk house is nearly  completed, and work on a new ore house  started..  The Alg'oma Copper Mining Co., Ltd.,  has ordered an outfit-of machinery from  Sherbrooke, Que., and the work of development will soon be commenced on  its property'in the Township of Gould,  on the north shore of Lake Huron.  number of workingmen with a capitalization of $25,500. The shares sell for $5  each. They will take a small steamboat  of 10 tons and will go by way of the  Athabasca, Mackenzie and Peel rivers.  Two more Canadians have been  knighted, namely, Chief Justice Tait, of  Montreal, and former Chief Justice  Hagarty of the Province of Ontario.  The official stenographers of the Civil  Courts, Montreal, are out on strike,  owing to the passing of an order-in-  council by the Marchand Administration, demanding that stenographers  should only charge 12 cents per hundred  words, thus cancelling their former  salaries of $1,200 a year.  A statue of the Queen is to be erected  in front of the Parliament buildings, on  Parliament Hill, Ottawa, as a memorial  of this Jubilee year. A statue of Mr.  Alexander Mackenzie willalso be placed  on the same hill. During the last session  of Parliament $5,000 was voted to be  spent on each statue, but the statue of  the Queen will probably exceed that  sum.  Two orders from the Imperial Govern  meat of Russia have been received  lately ; the first by one of our grain  companies for a quantity of oats, and the  second by the agricultural department  at Ottawa for 10 tonsof No. 1 hard Manitoba wheat. In both cases the grain is  to be used as seed to improve the production of cereals in that great agricultural country.  On Saturday, Sept. 25th, Messrs.  Eekardt & Co.'s wholesale grocery store  in Toronto was damaged to the extent of  $30,000. Much blame is attached to the  local fire brigade, as it is claimed the fire  could have been extinguished by chemicals, Instead of that tons of water were  poured, into the building, completely  flooding it-and-causing much unnecessary damage.  A very sad fatality occurred at Governor's Island, near Penetanguishene,  Out., the other day, by which an American gentleman, Mr. W. W. Griscom,  of  Philadelphia, Pa., while out shooting  was killed by the accidental discbarge of  his rifle.  The design for a new postage stamp,  which has been approved of by the Postmaster-General, is made up of a picture  of the Queen as she appeared at her coronation, except that a coronet is substituted for a crown, and a maple leaf,  decorates one corner.  The Lachine Rapids Hydraulic and  Land Company's Works, which are  utilizing the waters of the Lachine  Rapids to supply Montreal's electric  powers, were formally opened, in the  presence of a large number of interested  spectators, on 25th of September.  Mr. Fred. Rogers, of the Canadian  Soo, who is acting as solicitor for the  Great Northern Mining Co., of that city,  says that samples of quartz taken from a  vein discovered by one of their prospectors near Lake Wawa, have, when,  assayed, shown $692.00 to the ton.  Mr. Walter Booth, railway mail clerk  between Ottawa and Montreal, fell off  the C.P.R. train and was killed the  other night. His body was found the  next morning, lying in a ditch between  Alexandria and Glen Robertson. He-  had been married only eight months.  Provisions are high-priced at the  Michipicoten gold fields. ICggs sell 40c.  per dozen, fish are 25c. each, butter is  an unobtainable luxury and tobacco is  $1.50 per pound. The country is exceedingly rough and prospecting is very  difficult work, while rain storms occur  almost nightly.  Sometime ago  an old   woman  named  '���'Molly'';>>hea, of Hamilton,died, leaving  We have been given to understand  from a few scattered remarks which  have appeared from time to time in the  local press that the province of British  Columbia is desirous of attracting  at-  The  soon.  The  30.1-nz.  Echo   is   expected   to   start   up  Antuine  ores.  now   has a. foot of solid  Go to Iloben's for niackinaws.  a will \vliici:> provided that her property  was to go to her son George Shea, if he  was heard from within a year. Lawyers  have been advertising for him for several  months and have at. last located him at  Winniemwcca, Nevada.  A Toronto man, who has just returned  from the Michipicoten gold fields, says  that it is no country for a'poor man, as  it will require capital to develop it and  to build stamp mills for extracting the  gold. Many of the prospectors now in  the field do not knowquartz from granite  and many are going home disgusted and  discouraged at their non-success.  Montreal's  latest organized company,  bound for  the   Klondike   is called "The  Wage-Earners"   Gold   .Mining   &   Prospecting Company,   and is inside up of a  Sir Adolph Caron, lately home from  the Mother country, says that England  is deeply interested in the mining lands  of our Dominion, and that English capitalists are willing to purchase any good  property offered, whether in British Columbia, the Klondike or the Lake Wawa  district. Tlie company which Sir1  Adolph represents intends to carry  on extensive mining operations in the  Kootenay.  The Rev. Prof. Clark in a sermon delivered by him in Toronto recently  spoke of the possibility of war between  the United States and Great Britain and  said: "Englishmen had found out that  there seemed to be a prevailing opinion  among   a great many  Americans  that  j they were afraid to go to war with them.  j Englishmen had not generally been afraid to go to war with any  nation. Englishmen and Canadians  were peace-loving people, and was there  any nation on the face of the earth with  whom they would sooner not go to war  than with those of their own flesh and  blood, who spoke the same language,and  who inherited the same institutions?    .   Englishmen  have been  willing to sacrifice anything but their  honor, and I pray God that it may be  brought to the minds of that great people  on the other side of the line that it is  possible that insults mav be carried too  far."  srr.vKit. PRODUCTION.  The past year's silver throughout the  world approximated to 172,500.000 oz.,  compared with 1(>9,180.000 oz. in 180",  12(5.(195.000 oz. in IbOO. 91.(il0.()00 oz. in  1885, and 71,795,000 in 1880. The Unity-  States and Mexico arcs, of course, the  two leading producers. Bolivia comes  third with a year's average; of 22,500,-  OOOoz.. Australasia comes fourth with a  yearly'average of 1(5.200,000 oz.: then  Germany, with (i,loo,00() oz.: Chile,  5.800,000 oz.: Spain. H.iiOO.OOO.oz.: Peru!  Pn3O0,O00 oz.; Canada. H, 140,000 oz.:  Austria-Hungarv, 2,8O0,00o oz.; Japan.  2.250,000 oz.^Columbia, 1,750.000 oz.  THK    FOHESTKKS,  E, PL Falconer.Inspector and Deputy  Supreme Chief Ranger arrived Wednesday from Slocan City, where a public meeting was held on Monday evening at the Presbyterian Church-  Mr. Falconer will deliver a lecture in  Cleaver's hall this evening on Forestry  and the formation of a Ladies Auxiliary. There will be singing and a  good time is promised. Ladies are  especially invited.  Pressed   For  Time.  Premier Turner made,  to Nelson last week, hut  time to visit the Slocan.  a business ore  portanee.  an  visit  have  was  P uf  lid political   I.iii ���  a i  di<  lib  iving  f not  trii  J2* 9  THE LEDGHE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 14:1897.  Fifth Year.  Pe^S'or SKagway TrafT.  An interesting sketch of the Skagway  trail���that black beast of the 'Yukon  journey���is given by R. H. Stretch, a  mining engineer, who spent thirty days  ina careful examination. His report  explains many things about the trip to  the Yukon via Skagway that have not  been understood/   He says :  "The head of Lynn canal  is located  at Dyea, for many years the landing  place for pilgrims to the Alaskan interior, who usually made the passage of  the Chilkoot pass in the latter part of  the winter, when the snows covered up  the rocks and boulders and made the  use of sleds possible.   Until the present  season no large number of people have  attempted to make the trip during the  summer months, and the present influx  by  either of the routes mentioned is  consequently   facing   new   difficulties.  By the Dyea route  horses can  not be  used, ana the rush  to  the Skagway is  due to this fact, for when it was known  that horses could be taken from tide  water to the lakes by the AVhite pass,  the bulk of the argonauts drifted to  that route; thinking  that   the  horses  alone would have to work.  "At the head of Skagway bay the  valley is not more than a half mile wide.  From low to high water mark, some  twenty-five feet vertical rise, there is a  gently sloping gravel beach a quarter  of a mile wide, following by an open  plot of about the same width, beyond  Avhich is the forest. The town has probably come to stay, as there appear to  be ho extraordinary difficulties in the  way of building a railroad up the valley  Skag'way to the interior lakes  good water  communications, with  of the  and  something like three per cent, grades  as a maximum; and if such a road is  built all the terrors of an Alaskan trip  for at least six. months in the year will  disappear.   Surveys   for   such" a road  have, been in active progress all summer.   The present trail owes its existence to survey.   It was simply blazed  out to enable the engineering party to  get in their supplies and instruments,  and was never intended to for the uses  to which it has been diverted.    That it  would  ever be the scene of this midsummer stampede   never entered the  lieads of its builders.   The   valley of  the Skagway was formerly occupied by  a huge glacier, of which remnants are  left ou tlie high  mountains which surround the pass, and impart to the river  and   its   affluents   the   peculiar, milky  color so characteristic of glacial streams.  The action' of the ice which "formerly  plowed its way   down   the valley,  has  ground these rocks to polished surfaces,  the vertical faces supporting only a few  lichens ; while the horizontal benches,  before the advent of the gold-seekers,  were covered with  a thick carpet of  moss and lichens, (which gave a sure  and   satisfactory foothold.    Only in a  few places are there pebbles or boulders, and but few rock slides, but where  these do exist the individual boulders  are so large and massed so irregularly  ;hat travel over them is more difficult  than over the solid unbroken benches.  Earth there is none, but in the course  of ages a black   vegetable muck has  accumulated in   some of the crevices  and in potholes on the river bottom.  "The   following   table   of   distances  from Skagway will be found useful:  from  the real difficulties of the trail.  Some  horses have been smothered in  the mud holes and many have broken  their  legs  on   short, sharp pitches  of  smooth rock.   A few have slipped off  the smooth shelving benches and dropped to death, but the mortality of from  three to five per diem is not surprising  when it is remembered how few of the  men on the trail had ever been on a  trail before or had even a day's experience with horses.   The situation will be  understood   when the time   taken   to  'transport a  single outfit   o: say 1,200  pounds (1,000 pounds of provisions and  200 pounds of personal effects and hardware) to the lakes from tidewater, with  the aid of one horse is understood.    A  fair average load on the horse is about  150 pounds, and   if   the owner carries  50   more   he must make six trips to  transport   the   entire   outfit.     Sixteen  miles is a fair days travel, it  will take  five days to make a round trip, so that  under the \ ery best of circumstances  thirty days  would be consumed, and  both   horse and man must travel 504  miles.    But in addition  to this, to provide 25 pounds of feed  for the horse  daily will consume ten days more, and  accidental detentions an additional five,  making a total of 45 days, and 6G4 miles  distance.   Parties are "camped all the  way from   the end of the road to the  ford.    The-number   in camp may be  anywhere   from 2,000   upwards, "with  probably 1,500   horses,   and on a trail  with few points wider than is necessary  for a single horse, these hosts must pas's  each other in opposite directions daily.  If a horse falls   or must be repacked,  both lines come   to a halt, and may so  stand for an hour or more, so that while  we know the minimum time in which  the transit can be made, no man has  yet been able to fix the maximum.  "At the end of August freight from  Skagway to the lakes was worth not  less than 50 cents per pound, and those  who could afford to pay such a price, as  well as those who were early, on the  trail, will probably get through. It is  not yet known what sort of a route the  Skagway will offer in winter, but it will  probably be more easy than the Chilkoot pass, as the altitude is so much  less and the grades so much easier,even  if the distances be somewhat greater.  "After the snows begin to melt, however there is doubt as to the possibilities  of crossing at all, as there is every  chance of the bridges being' SMrept  away, and that portion of the trail  which now follows up the river bed will  be impassable on aceount of deep water  There is not the smallest doubt that a  very good trail could be made up the  Skagway with time and money, but no  one willundertake tho task of making  such a trail, unless he can legally col-  takes often over half a day to  make  a  trifle over a mile.  '"New men come each day, and old  ones give up daily. Some who were  over the summit and well down to the  lakes have given up and sold their outfits for a song. We all get up at 8 or  4 o'clock, feed and pack the horses and  start at 5 and g-et*back anywhere between 6 and 10 at night, just as the jam  will let us. We are not discouraged, or  anything of the kind, but are "nearly  played out between hard work, little  sleep, worry and badly cooked food.  "We have been in' camp nearly all  day to-day, started out this morning- at  4:30, and the mare pulled off a shoe in  a swamp, so we had to turn back,carrying her load, to g-et new shoes. I had  four new shoes put on to-day, each shoe  costing ��1 and $1.50 to get it on,so there  Ls a, bill of ��10 for shoeing an animal.  Ground the anvils there is a crowd of  men and horses all the time, and the  blacksmiths are making over ��100 a  day each; we have paid 30 cents each  for nails, but to-dav I bought a pound  for SI. "'"Y  "There is not the slightest show in  the world for us to get to the lakes before it freezes up, but we are straining"  every nerve to get beyond the summit  and to the limber line, where we can  camp and try and go down the Yukon  on the ice, or stay till spring in camp.  Hay costs us three cents a pound and  oats three and one-half cents. Some  men are paying 58 cents a pound to  get their stuff packed over.: Do not be  afraid to believe any story you hear  about the roughness of the trail, for it  cannot be exaggerated."  The growth of London is astonishing.  The latest returns on the subject show  that over 1,200 houses are erected  monthly in the metropolis. Between  the months of August, 1S93, and August, 1S67, 14,591 houses were built.  A    XEW   STRIKE.  From news brought from Ounalaska  by the sealing schooner Vera it is learned that a rush is now taking place at  Munook Creek, a newly discovered gold  bearing creek tributary to the Yukon,  about half way between Dawson and  St. Michaels. While the Vera was at  Ounalaska Mr. Baldwin,manager of the  North American Trading Co.'s store,  .there,'received a letter from his son,  who in company with Capt. Mansfield  had just gone to the diggings. Young  Baldwin said that the new digging's  were as rich as any ever struck land  pans were being found by many of the  drospectors running" all the way from  ��100 to ��300. Miners are arriving there  daily and claims are being taken up.  Miners gathered at St. Michaels, hearing of the new find, have joined in the  rush, and soon very few will be left at  that port.  took For The Grippe;.  The medical press warns the public  against a probable recurrence of influenza. For months past that disease-  has been raging in severe form in the  district of Merv, Turkestan. Tins number of victims is immense,and, although  there are fewer deaths than formerly,  the virulence of the epidemic is said to  have increased, rather than lessened.  The latest reports show that : the attack of influenza leaves severe results,  such as heart affections, paralysis, etc.  Box aiid Kitchen Stoves for sale,  ply at the Hospital.  A.p  ' t  A  full  Hoben's.  line of rubbers and socks at  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOflS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  Miles.  First crossing of river    1).  End of road.    3.1  Small lake    o"  Porcupine csreek    7i  Second crossing of river, bridsre  Ill  Third "       "      "        ���'       i3i  Fourth        "       '���      " ���      "     ul  Fifth "       "       "     ford 17.'.  Summit  19  Meadows j  20  Lake Bennett, on the Yukon 42  "The first three and a half miles when  first cut through the forest was a decent  wagon road, and is still used as such  though very badly cut up and full of  stumps. On August 7 there were 110  tents clustered at the end of the wagon  road. Since that time the I number Puis  increased many fold, and the settlement extends nearly half a mile down  the road.  ���'From the foot of the trail to Porcupine creek, four miles, the trail is  carried along- the hillside, with a rise of  250 feet in a quarter of a mile over  smooth rocks, bare tree roots and mud  holes... The trail for a short distance is  then fairly level until it rises gradually  to an altitude of 460 feet at the shores  of the small lake, about five and one-  half miles from town. Beyond the lake  the'grade is rolling, finally rising to  an altitude of 810 feet, and descending  sharply by a series of switchbacks to  Porcupine creek. Then it rises and  falls 700 feet at a jump to the next  bridge, where the river cut through a  level granite platform in a gorge, with  sides almost as smooth as if dressed by  human hands. From the end of the  road to this point the trail has been  greatly improved since .July, the worst  places being near the highest points  readied. These are chiefly broad,  shelving granite benches, very smooth  and with but poor foothold for horses.  "From the second bridge to the third,  two miles further, the trail degenerates  into bog holes, asi the surface crust of  vegetable and rotten wood soon disintegrates and while it is possible to  make new trails through the bottom,  these soon are as bad" Many horses  have lost their lives in these bog holes,  but the worst places have now been  corduroyed. The next four miles to  the ford are the worst on the route and  test the endurance of both men and  horses. The trail climbs the ridge  and, in less than a mile, rises from  1,400 to 2,100 feet over boulders, polished rocks and tree roots, without traces  of earth. Beyond there are numerous  bad shelv'ng rocks, and the route finally takes to the bed of the river.  These miles have killed more than their  share of horses. The summit follows at  a height of 2/;uu feist. Beyond the summit the country is more open, and there,  is no special diflieulty, except fhe distance Yincl some marshes near Lake. Ben-  net, which have treacherous crusts and  bottomless possibilities.  "On the trail  there is no point where j  there is  any   risk to human life.    The;  >f horses   arises  chief!v   from bad j  lect toll, and there is no authority which  can'grant a charter. All attempts to  keep the trail in repair by forced collections work inevitable injustice.  "As far as this season is concerned,  the situation will soon work itself out.  In a very short time the river beyond  the summit will become impassible, and  during the enforced idleness of winter  there will be ample time to formulate a  program for the season of 1S98. Those  who go down on the snow next spring  and push down the river on sleds as far  possible will have ample time in which  to build their boats. Even if the multitude now on the trail reaches Lake  Bennett, but a very small percentage of  them could possibly get down the river  for; want of boats, as the facilities at the  sawmill on the lake are totally inadequate to furnish lumber for more than  tiiree small boats daily, suitable for the  outfit of three or four men each, or  accommodation for about 330 persons  monthly. All others must get out their  lumber by whipsaws, and this is no  small .job, with logs which will not  square up more than six to seven  inches.  "In conclusion, it may be well to state  positively .that there is no risk to life on  tlie trail. It is not conceivable how  there can be any destitution or suffering this winter it the gold-seekers have  taken care of their provisions. The  worst that can happen to a crowd of  young men, such as is collected on the  Skagway, endowed with magnificent  youth and vitality, is an experience  which they will remember all their  lives; which will develop them into  leaders of men, or teach them that they  are only qualified Por less conspicuous  lines of life.  "There are no more accidents on the  trail in proportion to its length and the  numbers of horses upon it than l there  are on the trail to the Forty-five mine  at Silverton, and the climb "is infinitely  less severe, but what shall be said of the  .competence .of a.crowd of 2,000 men in  charge of 81,000 horses, to take care of  themselves and their oufit on such an  expedition as an excursion on the Skagway, when the scarcity of horseshoe  nails rani them up to 2- cents apiece,  and horseshoes lionobtainable ? No  more caustic comment on the foresight  of the argonauts is possible, and no  more forcible "explanation of the (li fri -  eulties which have attended the transit  and the mutterings of disappointment  now reaching the daily papers.  J.R.&B.GameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing  ���: in the:���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the : ���  Tailofs    FLvt.  shop, at THfrEF/TOftyfi & SANDON.  S  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paiiits, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  BiCi  *TpHE  K  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  loss  packing,   overloadin<:  ledg.'s linw t<>   handle  overwork <u- deficient  ���, want of know-'  them on the trail. '  feed,  rather than :  W. G. Gushing, of the North Star Shoe  Company, of Minneapolis, has the following-interesting-'letter on the Skagway trail from a prospector in his  employ. It is dated Sept. 2, and is as  follows:  "I suppose you are wondering why  you do not hear from us, but the truth  is we have not time or energy to write,  unless it is absolutely necessary. We  are straining" every nerve and muscle  to get across the mountain before winter  sets in, and just nowit looks as if we  would not do it. I am writing this at  our cam]) five miles from Skag-way ; we  have part of our goods here and tlie rest  at the second bridge, twelve miles from  here. Tins trail is a holy terror, it is  in awful condition, rough, rocky, steep,  muddy. The horses go up to their  bellies in the mud. pull off their shoes,  strain themselves in the rocks, and slip  and either cut themselves badly or are  killed. From two or three to ten are  killed esu'h day. So far we have been  lucky with ours, and have not lost one.  If a horse falls or gets stuck in the line  you cannist pass, aud must wait till  they get. him up and his pack on again  ami start   off.   and  on   that  account   it  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  Mining Properties of  all kinds war ted for  English market.  Send full particulars to  Rosebery  The northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  Has tlie only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  Mining; Broker,  RICHARD PLEWMAN  P. O. Box 7;V.,  Rossland, B. 6  DR. A. MILLOY,  Rosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the e*mployees can bring:  their families.  Rosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are now grading; and clearing  thetownsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  I of water and being easy of access to  ' the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Room 17, Black's Hotel.  Sandon.  I  And you  will feel as though  you were having  a Holiday in  Paradise. ���Wk^^w��k  The smoke  from the >n  ��'  TRAIL  Will be seen in  many mountain saloons  before the hills are  much older^^^^^^ ^  ��  19  isewiio &  For  four-hits   you  can   purchase  ancient newspapers at this oflice.  100  Rosebery  Terms, $ cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. J3EATTIE,  General Agent. Fifth Year.  THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 14, 1897.  3  HIS    DANCING    DAYS.  What is it in old fiddle-tunes '.at makes me eateh  my breath, .    ,  And ripples up my back-bo-ie veil I'm tickled  'most to death ? ....      ,    ,  Kind o' like that sweet-sick foelm' m the long  sweep of a swing��� .  Yer first sweetheart in with ye, sailm' up'ards,  wii'is to wing��� .  Yer first picnic, yer first icecream, yer-hret of  ever'thing , ,  'At happened'fore yer dai-ciu'-days wuz over ,  ' I never understood it���suid I s'oose I never can,���  But right in town here, yisterday, I licard a poor  blind man  A-fiddlm' old "Gray Eagle-"���Jarked  my lines  and stopped my load  0' hay and listened at him���yes, and watched tlie  way tie "bow'd"���  And back I went, plum forty year', with boys and  frirls I knowed  AndTloved long 'fore my dancin'-days wuz over;  At high noon in yer city���with yer blame magnetic cars  A-huiumin' and a-skreeclnn' past, and bands and  G.A.ll.'s. .     ���  A-iriarchin', and fire-ingin's���all the noise the  whole street through  Wuz lost on inc.���I only beard .a. whipper-will er  It'peaicd'like.kind o' ealliu' crost the darkness  and the dew.  Them nights afore my dancin'-days wuz over J  'T'us Chusd'y night at Wetherell's, er AV'c'n'sd'y  night sit Straw's, ,  Kr Fourth <i' .luly night at either Tom's house er  John's- , ,���     ,       , i,   ,  With old Lew Church from Sugar Creek and that  ���old fiddle he  Had "sawed," clean   through   tho -army,  from  Athinty to the sea��� .'     .������  And v it he'd fetched herhonieag'in, so 's he could  limy for iiie  One. t more, afore my ilancin'-clays wuz over!  The woods 'at's all Ik-'h cut away seemed growin'  Siiine as then ;  Tlie youngsters all wuz  boys  ag'iu   'at's now all  oldish mon ;  Anil all the girls'at  (hen  wuz'girls-1 saw 'em  one and all,  As p'ain as then���tins middle-sized, the short-and-  fat, and tall; ,     ��� ,    ,  And , 'peared like, I danced '���Tucker" fcr 'em up  mid down tins wall,  As insert us 'lore my daJicin'-days wnz over.  The fact is, 1 wuz dazed so 'at I clean forgot jes  where ,    .,, ,  ���I raillv wuz���a blockin' streets, and still a-stand-  in' there!  I heard the po-lecce yellin', but my ears wuz kind  o' blurred��� .    .    ,    .   ,  My eves,   too,   for the   odds  o'   that���hekase  1  "thought I heard  .My wife, 'at's dead, a-laughin' like and jokm ,  word fer word,  Jes'jike afore her danciu'-days wuz over.  ���James Whiteomb Riley.  mates of the amounts taken out by-individuals, and quoted one case in which  a man who had reached San Francisco  with SI,500 had been credited .with  $50,000, As to the hardships there has  also been very much drawing of the  ong bow. To'a. man accustomed to  any -similar work, Mr. Ogilvie considers  the Dyea or Skaway trails should offer  no obstacles out of the common, although worthless bar-room loafers;  gamblers and other men accustomed  only to light or little work, would find  the"task of getting in by these trails  well nigh impossible.���Victoria Times.  SINNIN'    IN   THE   PAST.  KLONIJIKJ-:   OGir.VIK.  "I have beet) credited with or accused  of having give)) interviews which I have  never given," said Dominion Surveyor  William Ogilvie yesterday. "The only  interviews I have given were at St.  Michaels, and each one was dictated by  me, and after being written out by the  reporter was read over to me and corrected, if ���correction was needed."  All this in regard to certain statements appearing in some of the American papers alleged to be omthe authority  Oguvie  of Mr  given  probable  of the  m regard to  figures  Some  his estimate of the  r .._  yield of gold of the Yukon  country have been entirely wrong, and  hence "Mr. Ogilvie is desirous of taking  such precautions as will ensure a correct report of what he says. He believes  that one hundred claims on Bonanza  and fortv on El Dorado will yield in the  neighborhood or $(50,000,000 before they  are exhausted.  In addition to this there is a vast, un-  exploited regions from which returns  almost as great may be looked lor, and  Mr. Ogilvie estimates that while the  greater portion of the work will be done  within the next 10 vears, there is every  indication that placer work will be continued 'for at least twenty years, and  this without, any attention being paid to  tlie quartz mining, which, it is certain,  will follow the hydraulic operations. On  Hunker creek good prospects have been  discovered, and, indeed, to listen to Mr.  Ogilvie's remarks about the Klondike  region, and to note the tone, of confidence with which he speaks, having in  mind the fact that what he does not  know about the country is no.worth  knowing, the listner is lain to be convinced that even the reports which have  seemed highly colored may prove to fall  short of tlie actual truth.  As to the condition of affairs at Dawson Citv, Mr. Ogilvie says that there is  a sulfiencv of supplies for -1,000 people,  but if the number who get in by way of  the passes amounts to more than enough  'to"stand-off" those who are making  their wav out via St. Michaels, there is  everv likelihood of privation-existing.  Every additional mouth to feed over  4,000'will accentuate that privation, and  the idea of relieving* the'people at Dawson by sending'in supplies by dog train  via the Yukon was ridiculed by Mr.  Ogilvie. But perhaps the suggestion  made'bv some particularly sanguine  American that special engines should  be constructed to run  over the frozen  the largest share of  Tis manv a weary year, Jim,  Since Thave been back home ;  And 'fore I see the place again  'Twill be a few to come.  I'd like to see just how it looks,  And who is iivin'there ;  They tell me thsit the old home now  Is"lookin' mighty bare.  I'd like to see my mother's grave,  And where poor father lies,  And, Jim, I never tniuk of it  But tears come to my eyes.  The other night I had :i dream-  Let's sise, 'twas night 'fore last���  A ud in mv dream 1 seemed to be  A livin'"o'er the past.  I saw again my mother. Jim,  And folks J -used to know,  And some lads I went to school with  So many years sign.  My sister ran to welcome' me, .  "And kiss me as of yore ;  And father he was lookin' glad,  And standiu' in the door.  And things they look so real like, Jim,  And I felt, oh so glad,  Folks know I treated mother wrong,  And 1 would get abuse.  Jfo. no, friend, Jim, I'll nor go back,  And maybe at the last  The good Lord will forgive me like  For siniiiii'iu the past.  ���Milt. Varley,  trip down that river to the Lewis river,  the confluence of which river with the  Pelly forms the Yukon. The provisions  and * outfits could be drawn on sleds  either by dog trains or by the miners  themselves.���Victoria Times.  0\A>    TOIlS    FKJJENDS.  THK    STICKKJSN    1-.OUTJS.  "The Stickeen and Teslin Lake route  to !the Klondike gold fields is a long-  way ahead of any other route," said  Mr. A. C. Trainer, who has just return-,  ed from that district this morning.  "Why, for the most part it is just like  walking through the Saanich district."  Mr. Trainor has been for some time  past working with a, survey party sent  out by the Dominion government to  surveV that district. The party is in a  charge of Mr. A. St. Cyr, the govern  nient engineer and surveyor  (In the School Exhibitions.)  Mister -'Soldiers of the Legion," you are dying  in Algiers,  And the boy upon the "burning deck" is shedding  bitter tears,  And we're getting closer, closer, to the Hqhe.n-  linden light,  And we resdly fear that curfew's going  to ring  aga in to-night,  Sir John Moore will be buried  in his ancient  soldier coat,  While not a drum is beating and  we hear no  funeral note,  Arid Mary, known to all the girls so very long  ago,  ��� Will lead us out that "little lamb" whose "fleece.  was white as snow,''  And Oato will tell Plato that he reasons very well  While Hamlet  on the future in soliloquy will  dwell,  And we'll hearken on the hill-tops and we'll listen  in the glade  To tlie-wonder sind the thunder of the charging  ���'light brigade." '  But. come, old friends, and lead us to the meadows  farawayi  For the boys who rang this  curfew once are getting "old and gray,   f  And death, the reckless reaper, is'thiniiig out the  line,  But hi dreams they drift, to Bingen,to ''Bingen  on the Khine."  ���Atlanta Constitution.  WHAT    in'STAKDJSli   SAYS.  trail, known   as   Calbreath's  The old  trail,  to  continued  Mr.  Og-  river came m  for  ridicule.     "Why,  ilvie, ''the ice is so; rough and in some  places piled up so  high that you can't  cross the river, much less travel along  it."  That for those who wish to get into  the country early the White pass or  Chilcoot pass are preferable to the river  route Mr. Ogilvie says without hesitation, but if it is desirable to reach there,  sav, in the middle of July, via St. Michaels is preferable. "But there are other  routes, and among them the Stickeen  came in for a considerable share of attention. The Hootalinqna river is navigable, Mr. Ogilvie believes, there being  at most two "ripples" which may need  deepening ; but perhaps the most note-  worthv suggestion made was that made  via Kainloops or Ashcroft a route which  would be found perfectly feasible for  railroad construction, and here spoke  out the Canadian spirit which is so  marked a characteristic of the man, "I  would strongly favor that, for it would  develop British Columbia."  hi regard to the threatened lawlessness at Dawson City and the possibility  of conflict arising between Candadian  and alien residents, much that is foolish  has been written, in Mr. Ogilvie's opinion, and'-he says that although the majority arcs foreigners, they are for the  most part men for whom the niceties  of distinction in nationality go for nothing when compared with their desire for  gold. It is of comparatively little importance to these men what flag may  be supposed to float over the diggings,  provided onlv the yield be sufficient.  Mr. Ogilvie'sayfi that when the argument has been" made in the Klondike  countrv that many thousands of dollars  were being mined in Canadian territory  and-sent or taken to the United States,  the answer given by the Amcricane.  that it would not be long before ths  gold found its way to London was considered unanswerable.  Mr. Ogilvie has a great deal to say  about   the   already exaggerated   esti-  Teslin Lake was surveyed and eighteen  miles cut off, making the trail now  about 135 miles long. It is Avithout  diflicultv of any kind the whole way,  and to compare it with the Skagway or  Dyea trails would be like comparing  black and white. In starting out from  Telegraph Creek, where the trail commences, instead of going around by the  Tatlan river on the old trail, St. iCyr's  partv took a short cut across, cutting  off many miles. From Telegraph Creek  to the old Hudson's Bay post on Cowcatcher Imountain,! there is a grade of  about one per cent., and it is a good  level, rolling country all the way.  From here to Teslin Lake it is all'down  grade, and when nearing the lake a  chain of smaller .lakes are met with.  Mr. Trainor says a. wagon road could  be built without' difficulty all the way  to Teslin Lake, and as for a railway  there were no engineering difficulties in  the way.  The country .has game of all kinds,  and there is" no danger of any man  starving. Moose and cariboo are plentiful and grouse and other game are so  thick that thev can almost be knocked  off the treses with a club. Then again  there are berries of all kinds to be  found. The Indians do very little hunting and on Level mountains no Indian  will set his toot. They have some superstition about a friend who haunts  those mountains and not one of them  could be induced to go there on any  condition. They warned St. Cyr and  his partv, but of course their warning  was not heeded. The whole district  was thoroughly explored, and as a result of the explorations many new  creeks, lakes and rivers will  be added  to the map.  The [country is literally lined with  gold, and in their rush to the Klondike  miners are rushing over land where  finds equally as great will be unearthed. Gold, he says, will be found in paying quantities all the way from the  Cassiar to the Klondike. A young man  named Clanton, a resident of Victoria,  who came down with him on the Far-  rallon, brought down with him ��300 in  gold which was taken from McAdam's  creek in the Cassiar district. Trainor  himself brought down manv specimens  of gold-bearing quartz, some of which  he says, according to an expert to  whom'he had shown it, went $1,300 to  the ton. Then again he had a number  of specimens taken from the outcrop-  pings of what may some day develop  into a coal mine.  Mr. Trainor came down the Stickeen  on the Alaskan and it was thought and  fullv intended that the trip she was then  making should be her last. She is,  however, now making" another trip.  Her owners did not want to sail her  again   this   season   aud   thought they  nigh figure the  miners met it. Thousands were rushing up the Stickeen en route to the gold  fields. The river was crowded with  prospectors. And all day long a procession of canoes, boats mid scows were  seen making their way to Telegraph  creek. The storekeepers and residents  of Wrangel and Telegraph creek have  not see)) so -many people since the Cassiar excitement. A great number of  those now rushing up the Stickeen are  miners who have abandoned the Skag-  wav and. Dyea trails. The water in the  Stickeen is now very low and it is  doubtful if the Alaskan will be a ,le to  get up.  The Yorke party was seen on the  13th of September." It was just starting  from Telegraph Creek. The Jennings  partv Avas'also met. It had arrived at  Telegraph Creek, but had not then begin) the journey inland.  Mr. Trainor says that one of the best  wavs to get to the gold fields would be  to start about the middle of February,  go up the Stickeen on the ice. From  there a grade would Vie encountered^to  Cowcatcher mountain, which is 1./00  feet high, but the ascent being very  gradual is scarcely felt. After passing  the mountain it is all down grade and  easy travelling down the first chain of  small lakes and down Lake Teslin to  the Hootalinqna. Boats could he built  here and preparations all made for the  The Bystander in the Weekly Sun remarks as follows :  Lord Salisbury may to a certain extent be congratulated on the settlement  of the Turkish question, as his plan has  been adopted, though the collection of  the indemnity from bankrupt Greece is  not likely to prove an easy task while  the Cretan question still remains unsettled. The whole transaction is a  dark blot on the record of diplomacy.  Had the powers been really united and  acting in good faith towards each other,  they would easily have settled the  Cretan question, and as easily have prevented the mad invasion of Turkey by  Greece. Lord Salisbury, in the opinion  of British Liberals,' has shown want of  force. He has been'-hampered by the  fatal engagement with Turkey, into  which, as Lord Beaconsfield's foreign  Minister, he had been drawn. But he  has at least acted honestly, and kept  the character of his country free from  stain. Of this the special enmity of the  Sultan, though a dangerous, is a conclusive proof. The net upshot is the  wreck of Greek promise and the re-imposition of the abominable yoke of  Turkish despotism on those fair regions  perhaps for many a year to come.  TUB TKOUHLIs"  IX  INDIA.  The check which  has been  received  bv a part of the British forces in Northern India causes  anxiety because it is  thought likely to lead to a more extensive rising of the tribes.    But  in  the  end overwhelming- power,with superior  arms and resources, is sure to prevail.  The mountaineers, however, fight hard.  We complacently   set   the)))  down as  rebels; but in truth that name   is as  little applicable to them as to any other  people who fight for their independence.  Their  mountains are their   own,  and  can be claimed by Great Britain only if  she, as a paramount power, has an unlimited right of annexation   in Hindo-  stan.       Sir    James    Lyall,    formerly  Lieutenant-Governor   of   the   Punjab,  traces the present rising directly to the  forcible annexation  of the   Chitral, a  part of the flashy policy of Lord Lytton,  which the late 'Liberal Government of  Great   Britain    had    renounced.     Sir  James, on the authority of Sir Neville  Chamberlain, as well as on his own,  states that the tribes now in  arms are  passionate lovers of freedom,and detest  the idea of subserviency to a Christian  state.    Perhaps they hardly recognize  the A-oice of Christianity in the discharge  of a Maxim gun.    From England come  passionate breathings of vengeance and  cries to hasten the "punitive  expendi-  tion."   Such is empire, and such it has  ahvays been.    Imperialists assure   us  and perhaps persuade themselves, that  the British Empire,   by its supremacy,  will   impose   peace   upon   a   warring  world.    In the meantime that Empire  is itself at Avar with the native powers  in  North Africa,   with the   tribles  in  South Africa, with the Afridis in Northern India, Avhile the Jingoes are burning for  who, Avith Piatt, the local Boss, want to  run a party candidate, and those avIio  want to put political party aside and  run an independent candidate, in the  person of Mr. Low. It Avould seem that  nothing could be more alien to the administration of a city than political  partv. What have political isssues to  do with police, street cleaning, Avater  supplv, gas and seAvers? On the other  hand," it may be asked, Iioav, Avithout  theagencvof party, you can manage to  nominate your candidates. The right  ���men, as Ave knoAV by bitter experience,  will not come forward of themselves.  Leading men of business decline to  leave their concerns and desert the interest of their stockholders that they  niav run for aldermam or mayor. You  are"reduced to Ioav Avard ���demagogues,  often Avith corrupt objects in view. A  party, at all events, Avill provide itself  Avith a presentable candidate if it'win ;  and you may count on the safeguard of  partv criticism as a check upon misgov-  ernment. After a little more suffering,  Americans Avill have to acknowledge  that elective government for cities is a  failure, so far, at least, as administration is concerned. The only city in the  United States which is thoroughly and  secnrelv Avell administered is Washington, Avliich is managed by three commissioners appointed by the President of  the United States. In other cities then-  are spasms of reform and good management, as there have been at New York;  but they do not last.  ll'ELAXlJ  AX1" Tills*  POTATO.  Mr. Michael Davitt is probably right,  though he may not be amiable, in saying that a roval residence in Treland  would no,v be'of no use. It Avould have  been of a great deal of use fifty years  ago. But the policy is iioav too late and  would be too transparent. The conduct  of the House of Hanover tOAvards the  Irish people has been a deplorable  neglect throughout of a most manifest  and verv important. duty. The Duke  of York Avas sure to be well received.  In hospitable and courteous reception  of a guest the Irish heart never fails.  Popular curiosity also awis sure to gather its crowds on the road of royal progress.    But this is all.  Whether there is likely to be a potato  famine in Ireland or not has become a  party question. A failure of the treacherous tuber is ahvays too. possible, and  its consequences are ahvays dire. Irish  patriotism is protesting that it will receive no help from hated England.  Help, nevertheless, if there is need,  will, as before, be give)) and received.  Where can be the use of this perpetual  revival of the Avrongs and animosities  of the past? Intolerance and protectionism were the errors and the sins hot  onlv of Great Britain in her relations  to Ireland, but of all Europe. While  in the French army there Avere Irish  exiles driven from their own land by  persecution, there were Huguenots in  Ireland fleeing from the dragoons and  The  Windsor  Kestaurant  Is one of the Best and Aged C  of the  afc  Silvery Slocan.  IN NEW DENVER.       \  It was in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now thatjthe  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  . . . .. A place where any  . ... appetite can be satiated.  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacobson & Co.  <L*&  The Clifton House,  the gallevs of Louis XIV. The protectionist policv by Avhich England crushed Irish trade "and industry was the  universal commercial fallacy of the day.  All this bitterness belongs to the dead  ages; let it be buried with them, and  let Ireland betake herself to raising  grain, meat or butter, instead of the  treacherous potato.  A CLERK'S  BLUNDER.  Sandon.  lists ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and-airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Bucklej\ Prop.  OTEL 5ANDQN,  ���tK  ta  ^i  ^i\  vK  tK  Avould put an exorbitant price on her  Notwithstanding   the hi<  a Avar with the Transvaal, and  a war Avith France about the occupation  of Egypt is looming up in the future.  CANADIANS  AND TITLES.  "We hope," says, the Globe, "that  our friends across the ocean Avill understand that while this country is British  in sentiment it is not aristocratic and  has no aristocratic ambitions." As to  the mass of our people Avhat the Globe  savs is unquestionably true. But how  is \t Avith regard to the politicians and  inillionairs ? Hoav is it with Lord Mount  Stephen, Lord Mount Royal and all our  Baronets and Knights? "Can a man become a member of an aristocracy Avithout being an aristocrat? Is there not  among us a growing appetite for titles  and increased solicitation for them,  veiled though it often is under affected  indifference or reluctance? Can we  have the titles without propagating the  .sentiment? Will not the ambitious  politician always have an eye to them  and look to those Avho confer them for  his highest reward, rather than to the  gratitude of his own people? Will not  the rich man, especially if his Avealth is  new. crave for the social decoration,  and spend his money on the purchase  of the influences by Avhich he may hope  to obtain it instead of .trying to make  himself a name'for beneficence by the  public-spirited use of his wcaltlv? Are  not such tendencies in fact already  visible? Is "not the servility Avhich  artificial distinctions of rank are apt to  breed likely to be even more preA-alent  in a colony than among the people of  the old country, who have always been  familiar Avith coronets ? Whether aristocracy shall be introduced into Canada  has apparently become a practical as  well as an important question.  MA VOU  Ot* OUBATKI* NEW   YOKK.  The next exciting event in the Tinted States will be' the election of the  Mayor of Greater New York���of New  York, that is. with the. annexation of  Brooklyn, which raises the population  to three millions. Tammany embraces  Bryanisni, imping under that flag once  more to conquer the city anil- prolong  the reign of corruption, (hi the other  side, there is a  division IsetAveen those  Ortingrton, Me.,- Oot Its Nsime Through Hid  Wonderful .Spelling.  As often as once a month something  happens in Orriispton, Me., which is of  enough importance to make it worthy  of mention, and whenever the place, is  put in print the name is always spelled  wrong. .Most of the time it is called  "Orvington," though "Ovington" and  "Ovvington" are not uncommon. In  fact, the (oavh's name is spelled eA'ery  way but the right way. All of this is  due to the blunder of a prominent citizen who used phonetic methods of spelling.  It was nearly 125 years ago that some  of the leading citizens met and drew  up a petition to the general court of  Massachusetts, asking that the plantation bo incorporated as a town.- The  people agreed upon the name. It was to  be called Orangelown, partly out of  compliment to OrangetOAvn, Md., which  was then a thriving place, and partly as  a mark of respect to the Prince of  Orange, Avho, as William III of England, had done valiant work in behalf  of the Protestants. Having signed, a  blank petition, the residents went home,  leaving the clerk of the meeting to fill  in the spaces, which he did faithfully  according to the light which was given  him. Of course the members of the  Massachusetts general court did not  know that "O-r-r-i-n-g" was meant to  spell orange, or that "t-o-n" spelled  town. Very likely they didn't stop to  look at the name and wouldn't have  caret! if they had seen the bad spelling.  They incorporated the town Avithout  protest and m.nied it Orrington, us the  petition h:;d asked them to do. Though  Orrington received its name because an  old clerk didn't "knoAV.how to spell and  though it is the only Orrington in the  Avcrid, it gets little credit for being  original, becav.*e compositors, proof  rrac.rrs ;:i:d ennful copyists insist upon  misspelling a word that- oavcs its birth  to bad orthography.���New York Sun.  Polite I-unatlo.  A St. Louis jury which acquitted a  man charged Avith murder on the reg-  uh-.fitiii ground of insanity were some-  av1:;u .-,r.':;ris=ed when he rose to his feet  and said, "Gentlemen of the jury, I  want to thank you for your verdict."���  Philadelphia Ledger.  Sandon, B.C.  npHIS 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 Cun nng, Proprietor.  lRgteR Hotel  In Slocan Gity  Is an ideal home for the weary traveler.  It is conducted in a manner befitting the  approach of the 20th century, which is  the latest way of saying up-to-date.  Gething St j4endet*son.  ^   ^  .-%-  'mon  9  If you are  take a copy of  /%���  ^  -%���   ^~  ���^  ^.  -^.  !-*.��� -V  -%>   *%��� .  i   ^   <%������  "^  ^   ���%*   ^   ~^  j   <��,   <%,   ���*,  ^   -%,   -��.   -^  ^   ^   -*>  -%.   ^   ^   ^  .'%������%-''%'  .'%,   ^   ^   ���%-  The assessment is $2 in dust,  Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value  going to  the Klondike  THE LEDGE with  you.  journey  seekers.  It  will cheer you on  to   that   mecca   of  the  gold  - ���..-.-* ���gg.pTBmuji i a^��ywt?^am��g��g!3-imr^  to  Giving Away a Secret.  'Rivers;, how can you   always afford  ::uoke  so  much better cigars than I  "Because  Gi v?' i;;e    -1  Triiiuue  I   ahvays beg my matches,  match. Brooks. "���Chicago  Social Discontent.  "Doesn't it make you sad when you  think of the poor?"  "Why, no, not particularly. It makeB  me mad, though, avIicu I think of the  rich."���Indianapolis Journal. >  Is the leading hotel of the  city, and headquarters for  MiniiiQ- and Commercial men.  *������  "That sin  t! I- pre't -  Progress.  t*er has made great  strides  '������ion, hasn't she?"  "Yes,   inueed.     Formerly, Avhen she  received   an   encore, she sang; iioav she  usually smiles."���Brooklyn Life.  The house is new,  all plastered, and  ture in  use  is  of  and most serviceable patterns  The service in the Dining room is the best that can be  ; rovided. The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. JAMES    BOWES.  the  the  the  rooms  furni-  latest  '^cs^ssTssosss^sssss^^s^sjss^^^iEi^sgsEsssasaasss^^^amismsi^^  smassssusssoss^ssBSBsmB 4  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 14, 1897.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  r. t  Published every Thursday.  LOWERY, Editon'and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION*" KATES:  Three months ....������< .7."<  SL\ ���:  l;>~>  Twelve  ''  s.'.00  Thukk yeais.s   ,*>.0<>  rausicut Advertising, 1:> cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per, line subsequent insertions  nonpureil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always .send something-yood  no irsatter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we will do the rest  TEURSDAY, OCTOBER.    14.  1897.  ,'���'Judging 'from our magnificent  local advertising- support some papers  are no profit in their own town.  As the year draws to a close the  hope for silver increases and we  would not be surprised to see it  quoted at 70 cents by the end of  December. '  We are going to visit the Coast for  a few days. We trust the people of  the Sound cities will not, as they have  done in the past, mistake us for a  country parson in search of a conference.  opinion is worth something. In regard to America's position on the silver he some months ago expressed  himself at some length, and his words  then, taken in connection with his  later expressions, are all the more  interesting.    He said:  "I am a strong international bi-  metallist myself, and I should like to  see an international agreement  headed by England, but I do not believe it is in the sphere of practical  politics. . . . I attended the two  last international bimetallic conferences, in Paris and Brussels, and I  came away from both with the impression that each European country  wanted England to show the Avay,  and that if they Avait for England to  show the Avay they will Avait forever.  "What is wanted  is  XOTKS    OF   THK    WKEK.  Bv Cosmo.  The Provincial general election  for 1898 will soon be upon us and  Avhat are we doing in the Slocan district in the way of a systematic list  of registration of voters. Here is a  a matter that should receive paompt  attention.  By. the death by-drowning, of Mr.  P, Cope of the firm of Cope and  Young of Vancouver, the Terminal  City loses an upright citizen who as  mayar of that city for two consecutive terms Avas the friend of labor and  opponent ot monopoly. Such mayors  an electricj are quite, too scaree in Vancouver.  A Chinaman is negotiating for the  purchase of a piece of NeAv Denver  realty upon which he intends to raise  vegetables. From the past treatment  of Chinese in this district it is quite  evident that this Mongolian has more  nerve than good sense.  The millenium must be about due-  The Black Jack games have been  closed in Kaslo and the unfortunate  tinhorns turned out to grass in the  face of the coming winter. If Kaslo  is growing moral strenuous efforts will  be necessary to save the Comique  from going up the shaft.  "Yes," remarked the Nelson girl,  "He belongs to one ot the oldest families."  "Does he date before the railroad?"  "No. not quite so far back  as that,  but he was one of the first to Avalk  over the trail   from Sproat's Landing  without soiling his white pants."  spark, and this will not come from  England. I hope it will-come from  the United States. When the first  step is taken I believe that other  countries, such as France, Russia and  in time Germany will join. England  would open her India mints again  and Ave should have a stable bimetallic par of exchange all over the world.  . . . The great difficulty is the  ratio, and if the mints of the United  States were opened to silver there  would be a rise in the price of silver  which Avould greatly help to overcome this difficulty. I feel certain  that England will never adopt a ratio  fo anything like 16 to 1 as long as the  market ratio is in the neighborhood  of 30 to 1, but I believe that if the  price Avere once raised England  would make great efforts to prevent  it falling again.  "If bimetallism Avere once started  in the United States, T believe that it  \A'ould give an enormous impetus to  bimetallic agitation throughout  Europe to get different countries to  join in a bimetallic agreement, and I  believe that the agitation would be  so strong that it would be impossible  for the gold ring to fight against it.  Most countries are ready for a return  to the bimetallic system. What is  wanted is the electric spark, the turn  of the wheel, the something which  Avill set the machinery in motion."  John L. Sullivan mayor of Boston.  Just think of it. John L. is to be  nominated for mayor of the Hub, arid  if the thieves and thugs of Boston are  numerous enough in that center of  "culcsha" he will wear the chain of  office^ With what celerity John L.  could knock resolutions into shape  and thump up a halting majority.  t  oetr  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund   :    :     <>, 000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :    '859,698.40      .  Sir Donald A. Smith, Gr.GM.G-. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clooston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird,  Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  A general banking business transacted  ��^^'%^^^^^^'%^'*^*,-^<+S%^,<��**S&+r'%*b^,    *   ^'^'%/^%, <  HENItY    GJSOKC'K.  Queen Victoria signs about 50,000  documents every year. We sympathise Avith her for having so much  labor to perform. It. is extremely  tedious to sign your name so often in  a year, as we have found out from  writing cheques. If Ave were the  Queen we Avould hire a man to do the  signing or else use a rubber stamp.  How rapidly things change! Six  years ago on the spot where our fast  cylinder press now lives the wolves,  porcupines and bears held high carnival and socials. Today these denizens of the forest are strictly absent  and in their place we have the Lucerne of America Avith its pretty  houses, modern conveniences of life  up to date and a bank with a fireplace in it. Truly this is a wonderful age.  Mrs. John A. Manly, of Grand  Forks horsewhipped a man in that  town the other day because he had  talked about her. The lash might  be applied to many others in Kootenay if all the Avomen who are talked  about had the nerve to declare themselves ;n that manner. But how  about the women who make a business of slandering other women? It  won't do to whip them, yet the hell  they raise is something awful in this  glorious Kootenay of ours.  KXGLASU'S    POSITION     ON    SILA'EK.  A few days ago Wm. H. Grenfell,  England's recognized   authority  on  the financial question,   was credited  in   a   cable   from London  Avith  the  statement that, while he had no idea  that  England  would ever lead any  movement looking to. the free coinage  of silver, yet he  Avas convinced that  the Mother county   was recognizing  the necessity of something being done  to raise silver out of its present slump  and place it on a better footing Avith  gold as a money metal. In Mr. Gren-  fell's opinion, the  step taken by the  Bank of England in deciding to make  one-fifth of its reserve silver, avhs the  first  important   move,   and  this,  lie  thought, would be shortly followed by  the opening of the Indian mints and ;i  further coinage  by   England of more  silver for her provinces.    He believed  also that   England    would   agree  to  increase the limit of silver as a stan-.  dard money to $50.  Mr. Grenfell was formerly a mem ;  ber ol Gladstone's cabinet, was twice  a representative of Great Britain in  international monetary confcrenci's.  and at present is chairman of the  I5riti.-:h     lii-metallic    LeagtU'.        Hi-  The eyes of the advocates of reform in every civilized land are just  iioav focused on the municipal election campaign of Greater New York.  The central figure in that' contest  is Henry George, Avhose advocacy of  the single-tax theory of revenue  would in itself be enough to make  him famous, but added to his splendid  elaboration of the single-tax theory  as an all-sufficient plan of raising  national revenue, he is the author of  several works of the highest merit on  political economy and the social problem, the best known of which is  'Progress and Poverty."  His nomination for mayor of the  Greater New York will arouse all the  force of the rings and trusts which  have for years past held the laboring  class in their grip. He will also be  opposed the money-poAver, and political spoils men of all parties will  unite in opposing him as the most  able, fearless and honest champion of  clean government Avho could confront them.  Henry George is a typical American, born of English parents. His  career has been a chequered one.  Not born to affluence he has been  office boy, sailor, gold-hunter in the  Cariboo, printer, author, orator and,  pre-eminently, philosopher and lover  of his race. Such a man will regard  the campaign as a fight for principle  and not as a struggle for place or  emolument.  Eleven years ago Henry George  received a petition of 20,000 names requesting him to contest the election  for mayor of New York. The figures  on election day stood 90:552 for Mr.  Hewitt, 60,435 for Mr.  Rosevelt, and  68,110 for Mr. George.  Henry George was a supporter and  helper of William   J. Bryan   in the  presidential campaign of last year.  The press of Seattle is receiving a  just censure from other districts for  the systematic way in whtch a section of it has been covering up the  horrors of the Alaskan trip on the  verge of winter ���''in' order to drain  victims who Avould purchase their  supplies there. Seattle is, eminently  a seat of bunco-steerers.  We are indebted to Vanity Fair  for the information that the Queen is  vastly interested in the stories which  have reached England from the  Klondyke, because Her Maiesty  owns "a vast estate" in British Columbia- Can Mr. Jenkins of the  Court Journal lighten our darkness  as to the locality of this hitherto unknown '"private Crown property."  ���Mr. J. De l'Etoile has invented an airship Avhieh is being built ;it Ottawa at a  cost of $2,500, The inventor says that  Washington city has offered $50,000 to  the first man that will sail an airship  into that city, and he is confident that  he Avill be the fortunate man. If the  invention is a success the Canadian goAT-  ernment will probably start a line of  airships to go to the Klondike.  as. rasmdall,  Notary 1'uhlie.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Where is Tupper and Bowell ? Are  these doughty Knights still near  enough to us for an intervieAV ? But  there, the people of this country never  had a chance to knoAv anything  much about the disposal of the land,  or anything else that concerned them.  When H. R. H. The Duke of Teck  lately asked the Government of Canada to hand him over the Klondyke  as a royal* perguisite, he probably  forgot that his dear old friends,  Bowell and Tupper Avere then in the  cold shade of opposition.  It's  human  Opening for Good IJarlxjr*.  "If I Avere eager to make money,  Avhich I thank goodness I am not,"  Walter Wellman says, "I should take  to London, Paris, Berlin and other  European cities about 500 good negro  barbers from the United States and set  them up in a hundred nice little shops  of the American style. There is a fortune in such a chain of real, civilized  barber shops, in Avhich one .may be  shaved Avithout being made to think  that an international Avar is at hand.  The foreign barber don't talk you to  death. He has other ways of carrying  but his murderous designs upon you.  If you survive the operation, which is  fast and fierce���once OArer���then you  are permitted to Avash your own face  and dry it. comb your oavu hair,arrange  your mustache, and brush your own  clothes."  SOFT   ItlAltKS.  In Kaslo the Comique can be found.  It is a rare institution in Canada, and  that gay toAvn is about the only place  that will tolerate one.    So fascinating  is the dive to most of the male citizens  that it   is   seldom   they alloAV  more  then an hour to pass by Avithout talking about some of the ancient females I  avIio sling drinks in the place.   These \  women must think the men of Kaslo i  soft marks. Most of them strike Kaslo :  with scarcely more than  one  pair of  garters and  a cheap dress or  tAvo.  After a i'ew nights they can   be  seen  with new dresses and   later  on   the  diamond  stage   is  reached.     When  the soft marks grow restles and Avant;  a change  the old  girls  pack   their!;  grips,   and   tearfully   leave    a   town  Avhere every other man can be work- ���  ed by  sitting on   his knee and Avhis-  pering  beer-stained    love   sentences  in his ear.  Sir Walter Seott's First Brief.  Sir Walter Scott had his share of cu  rious experiences shortly after bein;  called to the bar. His first appearand  as counsel in a criminal court Avas at  .Tedburg assizes in 1193, Avhen he successfully defended a veteran poacher.  "You're a lucky scoundrel," Scoti  whispered to his client Avhen the verdict  was given.  "I'm just of your mind," returned  the latter, "and I'llsendyouamaukin"  ���namely, a hare���"the morn, man."  Lockhart, who narrates the incident,  omits to add whether the "maukin"  duly reached Scott, but no doubt it did.  On another occasion Scott was less  successful in his* defense of a housebreaker, but the culprit, grateful for  his counsel's exertions, gave him, in  lieu of the orthodox fee, which he was  unable to pay, this piece of advice, to  the value of which he (the housebreaker) could professionally attest: First,  never to have a large Avatclidog out of  doors, but to keep a little yelping terrier within, and, secondly, to put no  trust in nice, clever, gimcrack locks,  but to pin his faith to a huge old heavy  one with a rusty key. Scott long remembered this incident, and 30 years  later, at a judges'dinner at Jedburg,  he recalled it in this impromptu rhyme:  Yelping terrier, rusty key,  Was Walter Scott's best .Teddart fee.  ���Westminster Gazette.  For everyone ������ to do  the best they can ;  in business, in the  home and elsewhere;  That's what we're  doing to win your  trade. We want it;  it is worth haying.  We don't care how  much or how little  you want to buy, if  it's in the line of  Furniture, we have  it and want to sell to  JTpt vou. Will you let  |0 us?  want  the best is woman's  pleasure. We have the  best. Investigate for  vourself. Our Rockers  are handsome and  thev are  Something-  easy to sit On.  In stock buying we did  not forget the babies.  See our handsome carriages.  WALKER BROS. & BAKER,  CORRESPONDENCE  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.   INVITED   Complete lists of claims for ssilo.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing-  -H..T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C,  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oilt),  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Ajrents for Canton Steel.  1 carry one.of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in AVest Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  in my line.  The  Newmarket  Furniture Dealers and Repairers,  Undertakers and Emlialmers.  "JJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng-  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and   reported on for in  tending purchasers.  <r^p��  v>  Hotel, in New Denver, has been enlarged  and all the rooms plastered. New carpets  and new furniture throughout make the house  a marvel of comfort and elegance. With  28 rooms, and its beautiful situation amidst the  finest scenery in America, this hotel is unsurpassed in all Kootenay.  *H. STEGE, Prop  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory,  vue ave. New Denver, BC.  Belle-  G  AVILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  flOTELtS OF KOOTE^flY  THE NEWMARKET,  New Denver, H. Stege  ST. JAMES.  New Denver, Angrignon Bros.  ASSAYE^S OF B. G.  Silverton.  LEVI   SMITH,  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  ylocan City.   B C  manager,  A Serious Outlook.  "What I Avaut, " said   the  "is �� joyous burlesque. "  "Well," replied the scribe, "I'll do  what I can. But I giA'e you fair warning you're kiiliug the goose that lay?;  the golden egg. If everybody keeps on  Avriting burlesques, in a short time  there won't be anything serious for people to make fun of. "���Washington Star.  Chas. A. Stoess,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Mining Surveying.  Kaslo. B. C.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  J- No. 71.  "W.   IT1.   M.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   Mc.NIOHOLLS.    President  CHAS.   BRAND, Secretary.  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver. A. Jacobson & Co.  THE FILBERT.  Sandon,  HOTEL   SANDON.  Sandon,  R. Cunning  J. M. M. BENEDUM,,  Silverton.  FRANK  Slocan City.  DICK,  THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Buckley  \v  , S. Drewrv  Kaslo. B.C.  H. T. TwiGG  New Denver, B.C.  .lYickcl-  Mrs. M  ! >!'  ii'iVrlt ic-  ���v^   i It M I  Ml  .sidles ( 'a jiiss.  Is  and .Miliiucrv. sit  Social Discontent.  "Doesn't it make you sad when yon  think of Ihe poor?"  "Why, no, not. particularly. It makes  me mad, though, when I think of the  rich. "���Indianapolis Journal.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor.-  Civil and Minins Engineers.  Bedford. McNeil Code.  A..  DRISCOLL. C. E..  1 ominion & Provincial  La ~d Surveyor.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks,      . J. S Reeder  AMOS THOMPSON,  Q#. W )) 3 V ) .* TH,   M.A.,  LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCE]i, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  F.  G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  \V. D. MITCHELL  Secretary.  b. Thompson, Notary Public  Manager  ii,i  r.j.  A  Slocan City, B.C.  1 \R. A. S. MARS \..,L.  Dentist.  Ki.du. i: c  I'ir.-nliiaii- '.'!" Aiii-.Ticaii < 'n!!,-:-'i>of Di'iiia  1  1 siiins'i-rv '���  .'liic-ii!:'"  NEAV DENVER,   B. C.  Mines and Mining- Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    etc.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIC and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial T-and Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface and  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.     Kaslo, B.O  I  WIS   INSURANCE.  R.  E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and .MINE SURVEYOR.  .0.  I50X  ->1  Sandon, B.C  Tlie Ontario Mutual of Watreloo, Out  oilers a popular policy nt moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for yonr own old ape  Anil a- profitable investment.  The Oiirario Mutual Life���i'7tli yesir.  Asset., -Si.lOI.SliiS.  Full iiifnrmul ion l>y ;ipplic:ition to  \Y. Is. MITCHELL. Airent.    New l>ui)--er. B.C  <j0 to  kinaws.  T. II. Uoben's  for  good   Mac-  t Fifth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 14, 1897.  public 'morality.  Editor Ledge-  Sir : To deal Avith all the very in"  teresting questions that "Pro Bono  Publico" raises in his second letter on  "Public Morality" would either involve too long a reply, or be unsatisfactory. AHoav me to reply to one or  two of the most important.  "Pro Bono Publico" 'has no feeling  for a fallen woman but a desire to  rescue her from the life of a beast���a  corrupter and debaser of her kind.'  Poor innocent, outraged men !!! Let  us examine the means he Avould take  to attain this end.  He Avould accomplish this  by law,  and in the closing paragraph of his  second letter he makes this very true  remark concerning laAv:  ' 'Those laAvs  are just what the moral fibre of the  community makes them,   and fairly  indicate the   moral  stamina  of the  people." Here, he sIioavs that the state  of the people determines the state of  the -laws, and not the laws the state  of the people.    D-es-it not seem  to  Pro Bono Publico  that to ask a people to   make themselves moral  bv  laAv, is asking a liian to lift himself up  by the hair of his oavh head.    I champion the prostitutes from interference  by the law, believing that Avith. the  relations of individuals law should  have absolutely  no concern, except  in   cases   of aggression.     Were all  laAvs regulating marriage annulled,  could it make a jot of difference in  the relations of those who really love  each other? and 1 ask Pro Bono Publico can law or marriage ceremony  make moral a union in  which there  is no love ? On the other hand, can  the absence ot law or marriage ceremony   make immoral  the  union of  those who love?   Year   by .year,   in  nearly all  progressive countries  wec  may see  hiAvs repealed,    which  attempted to curtail the rights of individuals.    May we  not  hope that the  public will before long  have enough  sense to allow each  individual to act  exactly as he or she likes, provided  that they do not infringe the equal  liberty of others?  It is not the least of the mischiefs  wrought   by    establishing   a   legal  standard of morals,   that under it, le  gality is confounded Avith morality,  and    thus   a   distinction     is   made  in     the     minds      of     those     who  do   not think;  between   the   woman-  who sells her body for a night, and  the woman who marries for money  or position.     Pro Bono Publico, hearing of the great number of divorces  in Dakota and Oklahoma  evidently  concludes   that   the   people   are immoral there an.I "sinners exceeding- j  ly" like the men of Sodom,, whereas ;  it is   surely   true   that if   a married !  couple disagree,   or   simply do not i  love, it is grossly more immoral for I  sister, lover and Avife." May he have  many more! but should it be his misfortune to lose tne love of his wife,  may he have the moral courage to  obtain a divorce, and neither attempt  to coerce nor to upbraid a woman  avIio finds herself unable to return his  affection.  Yours very trulv  J. C. HARRIS.  LAAVLKSS    JOHANNESBURG.  EAST    KOOTENAY  A correspondent forwards us  the fol-  loAving* extract from a letter Avritten by  i is son; who is at present in Johannesburg"." It gives'a graphic account of  the state of anarchy into  Avhich Boer  incompetency and  dishonesty have let  ihe city drift:���The state of lawlessness  t have told you about is absolutely correct and in no way exaggerated; and,  what is more; is constantly increasing.  Tlie other Saturday, in broad daylight,  the secretary of a mine near the "Junipers   Avas   returning   from    toAvn   with  money   to   pay the   hands, when   two  mounted men, at short range, proceeded  to   fire   on   him,   his   driver,   and two  horses.   Tlie cart was almost riddled  with   bullets,  and both  horses   killed,  but tlie robbers Avere disturbed by the  approach of some of our carpenters on  bicycles,  who   had   been   working" out  that   way.    The two   men   of   course  made off!    If such a thing is reported to  the police they enquire if the victim is  an Englishman  and   if the answer is in  the aflirmative they reply, "And a d���d  good job too.''    I could tell you of cases  of men being   held  up with revolvers  almost in the centre of the town and in  broad daylight; in fact. I   hardly think  vou would believe me.  The books in the record office of the  Fort Steele mining division reveal an  activity���:in mining and prospecting"  operations in that district that will surprise even those familiar on the outside  Avitli wh;it has been done. The record  of transactions in the office during the  eight months from January 1st to September 1st of this year, and the revenue  that has been collected from the same  sIioavs tlie following" :  Transactions  Records of   claims l.VM  Free miner's licenses. 101")  Certificates of work 217  Conveyances 311  Documents  filed So  Paid in lieu of assessment   2  Silverton  Drug  Stores  Revenues  .s3.75't.0ii  ->,22r,M\  7(51.7.*"  785.00  80.0! I  ���iOO.OSi  CANADA'S    MINERAL   OUTPUT.  Last year in an issue of the Geological Survey bulletin of the mineral  production of Canada for 1895, attention  was called to the rapid increase in the  industry concerned, and to the promise  of futures expansion the figures indicated. The bulletin for 189 J, just issued,  sIioavs that the advance is being continued. Last vear's output is placed  at S22,()09,825, compared with 820.715,-  Hl.9, the groAVth from 188-i, when statistics were first gathered, being 125 per  cent. The increase is seen in both div-  isious, metallic, and non-metallic, as  the following will show :  .    Metallic  lSHi! rf,188,(W8  issri  ;;,i)i 1,448  IS!)-,    (!;ln3,4(ifl  18i)i!    8,055!!U.*i'  In the non-metallic section there is a  slight decrease, it will be. seen, in the  product of last year, and a .-falling off  horn the record of 1893 of some 8800,0.):).  This is the result, it would appear, of  the slowness in trade that lias characterized the past few years, as the decline in values is chiefly in such articles  as bricks, lime, sand. sewer-pipe, shite,  tei ra cotta, etc. Articles used in building are quickly affected;, by trade depression. With the improvement in  general  business that   it seisms  Total *'33 ��10,741.75  Over 1500 new claims have been recorded in eight months of this year,  Avhich is nearly double the number of  all previous years combined ; the books  contained a total of only 770 claims at the  beginning of this year. The revenue  going into the provincial coffers is well  on to 811,000, a sum that will greatly  exceed any other district except West  Kootenay." There have been recorded  2Ti certificates of assessment 'work done  Avhich at 8100 each means 827.700 for  the. (sight months. Before tlie year  closes tii is sum will be doubled, for'it is  from this date out that these assessments are to be expected to be recorded.  See Hohen's corduroy and tAvcert suits  and ulsters.  Linton Bros'  book store.  Blazer Cigars.  CALGARY  and  SLOCAN" CITY.  Books, Stationery,  Wall Paper,  Sporting* Goods,  Fishing Tackle,  Pipes, Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccoes,  Mineral Glasses, Mining* Laws & Maps.  R. O Matheson,  Proprietor,  Silverton,  B. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Cube Code "Mineral Ohiiiii.  HPAKE NTOTICE,T!nitI,  1.    afrenfc for Alonzo D.  Situate in tho Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where locateds Ou top  of di vide between Sandon nnd Cody creeks  find about one mile from mouth of Cody  creek,  A.K..Heyland, actiiif.' as  Coplen, free miner's certificate Xo. 77,-iSl, intend, (ID days from tlie date  hereof, to imply to the Mining; Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for die purpose of  obtaining- a crown grant of the above claim. <���  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before tlie issuance of such  certiiieate of improvements.  Dated this 28th day .of September, 1807.  Chicago Mineral  Claim.  Xon-metrtllie.  $ 7,��W,(i47  l-.',snR,.S(;-,  1,1.311,8.-.!)  ��� i-i,:ii:;.8!)!)  ; Situate in the Slocan Mi.iiug Division of West  Kontisna.y District. Where located: On top of  divide between Sandon anil Cody creeks and  about one mile  from mouth of Cody creek.  ��� PAKE XOTICE, That I.A.R. Heyland.aetiiiR-as-  L agent for Alonzo D. Coplen. free minor's cer-  tificalo Xo, 7'*,*.������.'I. intend. (;0 days from the date  hereof to apply to the Alining- Recorder, for a  certificate of 'improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant, of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must   bo commenced before   the  issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this -ifith day of September, 1897.  Noonday, Grey -Eagle, and Fourth of  Julv Mineral Claims.  them to remain together.    Pro Bono  Publico  lias had   "'years of  ence" of  woman as ���"mother,  expert-  friend.  the country will experience, there is  little doubt that these branches of tlie  industry will also show an improvement, as thev did steadily from 188". to  1808.  Situate in tlie Slocan   Mining  Division of West  Kooli-n.iy District.    Where located:   On the  east slope of the valley  of Cody creek, about  three miles from Cody.  j'AKE XOTICE,   That I,    J.   H.  Gray,   act-  1    inn   a.-i     ajreut     for,    Hyrou     X.     White,'  , free  miner's   certificate   Xo! 7l.s.'(;o, intend,  (!0  likelv ' dfiys Irom the date, hereof to  apply to tlie Mining'  The  Nakusp  Sawmill  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nisli all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  J. A. McKinnon & Co.,  General Merchants  Silverton, B. C.  PRICE  LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  $10 oo  "        wide,  $11 00 to   12 ..  Joist and Scantling sized  up to  18 feet long,  11 ..  8 ' to 2-1 '  12 ..  21 'to 30 '  '.     13 ..  Flooring, T&G,0 "  ���'     4 "  V joint Ceiling, J  (  20 .  22  " Rustic,  li) ..  Shijilap,  U ..  Surfaced Dressed,  13 ..  A liberal discount on large order.  5 for Cash,  PETER  GENELLE & Co  for Certificate of  Improvements,  of   obtaining   Crown   Grant   of  for the  hove  Reeordi  purpose  claims.  And further take notice ihat action under Sec.  31 must lie commenced before issuance of such  Certificate of improvements.  liaied Ibis Mb '!.:/ <>: S ���pteuihor. ISio.  First-class  brick on hand  and shipped  to any part of  the   country.  GrOETTSCHE & MAGNTJSON,PropS  Ship goods to any part of the District.       Their store is the  largest in the Slocan country.  McMillan & Hamilton,  Wholesale    Grocers.  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Royal City Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B. C.  Our Nakusp branch is for sale.     Address  to Box 296, Vancouver, or Box 23, Nakusp.  Ill  rat IB  S.A_"W   IvsHI-iI.  Opposite New Denver, is now in operation.       Orders promptly   iilied.  Address letters to New Denver.  Now or> tf?e Market.  Now? 017 the Market.  Black Prince,  Cold Blow,  Alpine,  Cameroniaii,  Alexandra,  Scenic,  Sitlmted ir> tfye Heart oftfye L9eiY>or? 0Feek Gold Mir^es.  Plenty of Good Timber.  Tuuo beautiful lakes neat* the Shores of Liemon Creek  A beaatifally sitaated town-site, sar-  roanded by 6old Mines.  :��  Perfect Title to all property.  Price of Lots from $50 to $150 each.  Lucky George,  Maple Leaf,  Crusader,  Howard Fraction,  Sundown Fraction  and many others.  :��  3. e.  GBXE.RJU9I  :"-���-" 7-\      T.->"  ">!���;��        '���<��� %  1      I �����"��..-. ���',  Lr ov
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THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 14, 1897.
\
Fifth Year
SatsUrpa's Ride
Satsurua Kokusai was a colonel in
the army of is is imperial majesty of
Japan. He stood , 5 feet nothing, his
complexion was, comparatively speaking, muddy and his enemies declared
that his figure—in European clothes—■
somehow suggested a ready made suit
at 20s. lid. complete. This, however,
merely showed the ill nature of the superficial mind, for Colonel Hokusai,
though small and plain, had in him far
finer qualities than met the eye. His
brain and hand were nimble exceedingly, he was warm hearted and gentle,
quick and subtle of insight, a person of
resource, courage and swift ability.
Above all, his courtesy was singular
even for a Japanese.
He was military attache to the Japanese embassy at Berlin. Time was
when military attaches of most countries were greater fools even than they
looked. We have changed all that, however, and replaced tho old time ornamental type of military indolence by
the alert and expert watcher. Japan has
imitated us in this as in other things,
and in Colonel Hokusai had a carefully
trained officer, particularly fitted to
keep an eye on German army developments.
• He kept his eye, too—that dark, deep,
liquid, smiling eye, of his—on other
things as well. He observed German
society with a thoroughness that had
made the fortune of a special correspondent and with a pleasure so childlike and (apparently) so experienced as
to fill blase Berlinors with envy and
surprise. German officers and cosmopolitan diplomatists were apt, about the
hour of Christian breakfast, to be bleary
and dull headed, whereas Hokusai
moved as buoyant, blithe and blandly
brisk as if he had gone to bed and risen
with the sun. No amount of dissipation
ever eclipsed his gayety—save once.
And his manners were as charming as
his gayety—full of unexpected grace—
a spontaneous lightness and brightness
that contrasted vividly with the heavy
cuirassed style of the military folk in
whose society he, perforce, chiefly
moved. His gracious ease, his winning
gentleness and his smiling .wit touched
his small stature and his not too comely
face with a piquant, pleasant novelty
that made him a general favorite, especially with the fair sex. In fact, he
soon became the rage, a situation which
he accepted with fortitude and enjoyed
with zest.
Now, in those days there was yet
alive a famous general—a grim Prussian
giant, with a beard, a burly body, a
gimlet eye and very little to say. And
the general had a niece and the niece a
brother. He was a subaltern in a distinguished cavalry corps—a dapper little lieutenant, with a small, downy,
mouse  colored   mustache,   whose  ends
"patronizing" hirri with such fussy
and dapper good humor that the automatic welcome of the war office
seemed, by contrast, almost glacial.
■Result—in less than eight hours Blu-
mensc'nou had the grateful Hokusai
in leading strings. In a week be had
secured him honorary membership
of his mess and specially elected to
the best military and social clubs. He
engineered a multitude of invitations to
the salons of the highest and richest in
the land, and with a rapidity that
shames my pen Hokusai was sporting
delect-ably in the glittering whirl of
high society, while Blumenschon reveled in glory as the friend, patron,
trainer and keeper of the lion of the
hour.
Now, Vou Blumenschon perforce
lived mainly in barracks. An orphan,
his ancestral town mansion was presided over by an antique hut active aiid intelligent aunt, who chaperoned his sister and played hostess whenever, as not
infrcquunly happened, the little lieutenant was minded to be hospitable, for
the Von Biumenschons were rich and
their mansion splendid with art and
furniture, gathered with judgment and
unstinted purse for nearly two centuries. Twas his habit to feed his lions
here in princely style, and very early
in their acquaintance the colonel enjoyed the incomparable wines, the perfect; cuisine and the superb appointments
for which the house was and is famous.
And here he met the lieutenant's sister,
Adeline von Blumenschon.
Adeline was divinely tall and most
divinely dark, with a bloomed and rich
toned skin that veiled the roses of her
cheeks, yet did not darken the ivory of
her hands nor stain the purity of her
arms and bust. Her mouth was the true
Cupid's bow, ripe and rich. Her splendid brown eyes could glitter with mischief or dream in almost oriental languor, and her black brown hair seemed,
invent a plot. Like your up to date
iovelists, he was not good at plots. Another roar of laughter mingled with
rheers. This was too much, and he
isrossed and entered the scene of merri-
mrar. -
His eyes first fell upon Hokusai. The
colonel was gesturing with (for him)
.(■::; J red elegance and speaking with
quite unusual heat. His audience was
.• keptical, scoffing, hilarious. In Eng-
l::;.d their ccisduct might even have
LrrYi considered, rude.' Telling a servant
fo bring champagne, Von Blumenschon
put up his eyeglass and asked, with his
super^r air, "What is the joke?" It
was explained that a discussion had
arisen on the famous (or infamous)
"longdistance" rides. Hokusai had denounced the competition* as cruel, unsportsmanlike and, from the , military
(which i.s or ought to be the practical)
view, worthless. A hot argument ended
in an impassioned but clear and pointed
harangue from the Jap, whose peroration was received with noisy and ironio
applause.
In the midst of the hubbub Blumenschon's champagne arrived. Pouring
out a tumblerful and handing it to
Hokusai, he said with a phsasant smile
(for as yet he dissembled), "After that
you need a refresher."
Hokusai laughed and with his pecu-
b:ow rieieat his enemies and attain „«.
fnudest hopes and hers. Result—a brief,
impassioned, highly effective and satisfactory scene, followed by the hatching
of the counter plot. He planned everything in a trice, that undersized Japanese co.-nnel—how he should start alone;
how she, at tl>e last possible moment,
should slip away disguised to Vienna;
how he would marry her there aud settle her comfortably till he should return
—all which, you see, was done.
The months passed—long, anxious
months for her, tiresome and dangerous
for him, until at last, he ferned up
again in Vienna, travel stained and
thin, but still the bright and charming
Satsuma of old. And it came to pass
that she rode #ide by side with him into
Berlin, a vast crowd cheering frantic
welcome. And the emperor, who had
heard the whole story, sent Satsuma an
exclusive order, with a flamboyant autograph letter. Thus once again he was
the lion of the hour, only more bo, while
=he was the most magnificent and spii-
ited lioness society has yet spoiled its
very best dresses to see.
rr'oendeth the story of Satsuma Ho-
kusai's long distance ride.—English Illustrated Magazine.
"THE   LifTLE  GIRL AND   ME."
"WlaoM ::;"; ol" rhiMhood whs a .song
'A:vl ."is <.-f !iii was !•!: y,
:: all of sorraw ::;:-I of 'wrong
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ked
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jc a time
•..iv were
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soi.si ]a,i\v ;:-i
when sky and air
all r. stir.
■-> -.'.!'. so far
v.' her.
: ho woods and fields
wi
11 c'or.ld svo
;■ Ii .".ny lor (lie little girl
]:«d no smile for me.
Loir:
"ill
.•e come svid gonesfnee then.
A".i ii':1" }" : touched my hair,
Bml:'...: ;j ; ;..;:■? young as when
Those fields were fresh and fair,
An... i••fieri «s 1 waieh the sun
E ■; field a:vl hill i;::d free
It s-.-es-is n> !'"::-:i.. a;::-i:: unon
The, liulcgul and mo. *
pricked upward in sudden and wholly
artificial sharpness. His cheeks were
pink, his eyes small and gray and he
blinded one of them with an eyeglass.
His eyebrows, at an angle of some 130
degrees, pointed the way to the parting
of his hair, which was mathematically
central and straight, the close cut crop
on either side spiking up like a "che-
val de frise." In short, he bristled,
and the diagram of his figure was a
geometrical expression of his race and
time—of the preposterous German military stiffness and the modern adoration
of the low comedian. It was even asserted that a shaggy caricaturist on the
staff of Fliegende Blatter made a riotous living by projecting a satiric presentment of him every week into a pen
and ink drawing.
Such a person is bound to have at
least one great, failing. As a fact, Lieutenant Ludwig von Blumenschon had
i.bout a hundred, and the head and front
"; all was the vice of patronage. Personal ly he was of the very smallest account,
1 at as the nephew of the famous gen-
■- :al aforesaid and the accidental head
oi; the leading branch of his family he
felt it his bounden duty to patronize all
newcomers of brains, money, position.
Failing these qualifications, even the
stigmata of mere notoriousness sufficed
to feed his weakness. When a certain
b-urgeon waxed miraculous in connection
with the demise of an imperial potentate, our little lieutenant appointed
himself herald of his social advent. The
same thing happened in the case of a
celebrated African explorer, the lieutenant rushing per special train to
Hamburg in order to catch his lion even
before it disembarked. The same thing
happened—but it was always happening. Von BlumenschonYs "nose" for
lions was altogether unique, and his
etforts to catch, keep, lead and publicly
perform with them afforded the world
infinite amusement, especially when he
"put his foot in it,',' as he did in the
case of a magnificent specimen of the
advpntnr' ■ •■■ hf) v.";'s   ssctually ar
rested at dinner in the   family mansion
on a charge of robbing a bank.
To he fair, though, little blunders of
that sort were few, and for a year or
two nothing more serious had occurred
than tlie exploiting of a certain low
comedian, the cynosure of an English
traveling company. Kot much had this
ccjiniiiian to recommend him to the
thoughtful, hut his evening clothes were
irre:.ni:ich:.!lth\ he spoke a little German, atid—in' could put bis tongue out
upside down. That won the lieutenant,
tvhn ':1io(iji:c(i" tl"' tongue twister for a
fori irh'hr ;issd parted from him with
sons', thing mere akin to regret than he
ha.'i yet experienced. Perhaps—but
wait.
in certain lights, to smolder with a
dusky passionate underglow of red.
She was the reigning belle of Berlin,
and her conquest of Hokusai was instant and complete.
Partly at. her brother's instigation,
but mainly to gratify her own caprice,
she, on the occasion of her first reception of Hokusai, had arrayed herself in
a charming adaptation of his national
costume—not the real thing precisely,
but Japanesque enough to be a pretty
and gracious compliment.
Hokusai's homage was profound. A
very particular lady friend of Adeline's
watched this interesting meeting and.
was surprised to observe that the dear
fraulein almost faltered and positively
blushed, and that after the"'courtesy of
exceptional depth and significance her
fan played nervously, and her eyelids
drooped in a manner far too emotional
for coquetry. And this same lady friend
beheld Hokusai's face radiant with a
spiritual caress such as she had never
before seen on living countenance, and
that soft flame in his glance—was it not
the light that should burn in the eyes
of the ideal lover when looking into
those of the ideal loved one? She had
witnessed the miracle of love at sight
and on both sides.
From that moment their passion
grew. What Adeline saw in Hokusai
the world never could see. The w~orld
never can see th-ssse things. Call it magnetism, madness, what you will. She
loved him as deeply as he loved her.
Soon, very soon, people saw and wondered and whispered and said it was
disgraceful.
Then the active and intelligent aunt
"spoke" to Adeline, after the immemorial manner of aunts to erring nieces,
and Adeline's eyes gleamed with that
peculiar mischief light of hers.
Then Lieutenant Ludwig von Blumenschon remonstrated with her and
got unmercifully mocked at for his
pains and tcld (in effect) to mind his
own business. The fraulein determined
to fight.
Then the active and intelligent aunt
went to the distinguished uncle—the
general aforesaid—and told her anxious
tale, unto which the grim old warrior
listened with a very straight face, till a
jrueer twinkle lit his bloodshot eyes,
and he grunted out that he saw no reason to interfere—at present. Whereupon
the aunt informed him with asperity
that he was a fool, and he, growling
'"Very likely," left her to meditate in
solitude.
Then the aunt informed Ludwig of
his uncle's folly, and Ludwig, cocksure
as usual, said, "Leave it to me," which
in her impotence and bewilderment she
did. And Lieutenant Ludwig von Blu-
menscbon shut himself up in his quarters to plot the good riddance of Colonel
Satsuma Hokusai.
The plotting did not come to much.
Danger faced him at all points. Should
he consult the emperor? He thought he
could "get" the emperor to "do something"—demand, "par example," the
ugly little Japanese monkey's recall.
No. It might precipitate, not prevent, a
catastrophe. Should he speak his mind
to the little beast? No, and again no,
for the same reason. And so on without
result, save one—worry.
He lit a cigar. It was too strong aud
made him swim with dreadful sensations. Pic tossed it away and tried to
think :md failed, and then, in a state
bord,..:,:   :j upon despair, bedashed i>»'-
liar courtliness accepted the wine,
which he drank with gusto. Blumenschon, tu steady his nerves, swallowed
a tumblerful at a draught and refilled
Hokusai's- glass and his own.
As he poured out the beading liquor
Blumenschon suddenly conceived an
idea. At last a plot shaped itself. Thus:
' 'Japs ar'en't horsemen. Hokusai already
excited. Excite,him still more. Champagne ad lib. Twit him with inability
to ride and at psychological moment
wager him he can't ride from Berlin to
Shanghai and back again. If the bait
takes, he'll go. If he goes, he'll either
get lost or killed or arrested. At any
rate, before he can return Adeline can
be safely disposed of."
The scheme was weak, but it succeeded. Champagne and discussion were
so adroitly mixed that Hokusai, though
by no means "mixed" himself, was
stimulated to a quite needless faith in
the rectitude of things and was led on
and on till he accepted Blumenschon's
bet of 2,000 thalers that he could not
ride from Berlin to Shanghai and back
again, which being duly recorded, the
world for Blumenschon was young once
more, notwithstanding that a sneering
major warned him that he had mistaken the Jap's quality and underrated
his ability and endurance. The major
had seen something of Hokusai before
acid had heard more, but this the lieutenant did not know, and he dismissed
the warning from his mind with a series of private ejaculations, the English
equivalents of which are "Pish, bah,
bosh!"    '.-'■.
Next morning two things happened:
First, Hokusai realized his mistake, saw
tbe misery of a long and possibly final
separation from his northern goddess
and cried, "Oh, fool, to risk thy life's
felicity on a petty quibble," and, second, Blumenschon's regiment had a surprise parade and swift departure to a
distant mining district, where strikers,
socialists and anarchists were having
high jinks. To his intense disgust,
therefore, Blumenschon missed the joy
of assisting at Hokusai's departure.
In a hurried letter to his aunt, however, he told her of his ruse and begged
her to telegraph directly the Jap was
off. In a day or two the longed for information came:
"Hokusai left at 5 this morning. Accompanied to frontier by several officers.
All well."
"Huzza!" he screeched and danced a
fantastic pas seul in a fine frenzy of joy.
"Adeline and the repute of my house
are saved."
The officers returned to Berlin and
reported that Hokusai was over the border and when last seen was going extremely well. Betting on his winning
the wager, on his losing himself as well
as the bet, on his being killed, was
brisk. Presently the wire flashed his
arrival at Vienna, and almost at the
same moment Ludwig received another
telegram:
"Return at once. Adeline disappeared:"
"Tonner und blitzen!" He got leave
and posted back in fume and funk. At
a station he bought a paper and read:
THE JAPANESE COLONEL'S GBEAT RIDE.
Vienna, March 20,10 a. m.—Colonel Hokusai
left this morning, horse and man being in excellent condition. It is reported that before
starting he was privately married to a European lady of great beauty and distinguished
bearing.
Fury and death! Rushed he to his
aunt, who read the paragraph and said:
"Of course. This is all your fault."
Bounded he grievously to the general,
who said: "Pah! You are outstrategied,
fuitmaneuvered, beaten. You're an ass.
I ct out "
Comfortless went he to the club, and
the men there tittered or stared or
laughed outright. What! Was it known?
Oh, yes! The evening papers knew all
about it and printed in large type:
Viknna—Later.— The lady married to Colonel Hokusai is said to be Fraulein Adeline von
Blumenschon, niece of the famous general.
Sackcloth and ashes! He went home
and hid himself. In vain. The morrow
brought gall and wormwood from Ade-
1 ue herself:
E1G
GUNS.
T!io SUll and :\lsteliiiiory t':-«>d In Turning
Out the Monsters.
Think what One of these gnus is. It
'■■■■ a piece cf solid steel weighing about
s-iss. It lias a chamber running
'y its entire length I'd inches in di-
cr. At tho breech of the gun that
Yrr is enlarged to a diameter of 15)4
s for (>% feet. The long tube of
un is stn ngtheuod by an enormous
, reaching almost   half  its  length
<i',i
e-.iaii
inch;
the i
1.;. -d
One dst.v when :
Nor au.ii- ;:>'.
Where lesives h:
And si I ve; \\.
ni;:oi:.\.-..:; S
And ike-. ,c. s<:
There i:;:i\- lie .
The lh.U-gi:'
:i«\vs no more fall cold
shadows chill,
>.;r ::l\y:tys red and gold
:i.-. e;-.; j"; i ill,
I ': ck IV r her,
.s.cwhe- ■, maybe
-. :::ygrounds for
-Ion; Yii.u :< r in New York Press.
fl
d a "jacket," and in addition
what  is  called   a  hoop or band
the i.pi'.liances whereby the gun is
carriage.
sis.c
50 ;
s:;;(!   ca
jl has
with
f;i!eneJ or locked to its carriage. In-
the tube of the gun there are about
piral grooves, which give the 'pro--
)-. r tiieor long bullet a twist, as it leaves
the. gun. That twist causes the projectile
to turn nearly 75 times a second as it
plunges through the air. This projectile
weighs 1,100 pounds, and it requires no
less than 500 pounds of powder to give
it its full force. Every discharge of tho
ptsn costs in powder and projectile fully
f'JU). The cost of one of these guns is
not far from % 100,000."
To make one of these implements of
war requires not only great skill, but
the use of very ccstly machinery. Not
only must the steel be cooked in enor-
niuus furnaces, but it must be seasoned
as delicately as the most expensive dish
for a banquet. Chemistry isYsalled upon
to say just when the metal of which
the gun' is made is of the proper degree
of purity.
Then the steel is cast into a long casting. When it is cooled, it is forged or
elongated under piessure while hot.
Then it is turned outside and inside on
enormous lathes. Then it is tempered,
so as to harden the metal and to distribute the molecules evenly through the
mass to prevent dangerous strains and
bursting when the. gun is fired. Then it
is turned again outside and inside with
absolute accuracy as to size. Then the
powder chamber is finished, and the
mechanism for the fastening of the
breech block is made. Then the gun is
rcai.y for Us carriage, without which,
of course, it could do no work.—Harper's Round Table.
Ed hem Pasha.
Edhem Pasha, though a Turk, is far
from being an unspeakable one, if the
reports about him that come from the
war correspondents are to be believed.
They describe the invader of Thessaly as
a handsome, courteous and well educated man, who looks more than his 45
years because his thick beard, once
glossy blackyis now thickly flecked with
gray. He is above middle height, his
nose is straight and rather long, his
gray eyes are large and intelligent, and
bis manner, is thr.r  attractive minding
of amiability with dignity which is a
not uncommon attribute of the Turk as
seen on ordinary occasions. Edhem does
not strike the superficial observer as a
strong . man, but he is a hard worker
and does not spare himself. His talk is
as a rule quiet, and marked by much
refinement, but it grows animated when
a subject kindles his interest, and his
eyes then glow with enthusiasm. It is
difficult to judge, of a man's sense of humor through the barriers of a strange
language. His style of life is simple
und he has none of the oriental love of
display. In character he seems to be
straightforward and sincere, frank and
truth loving. Trickery, intrigue, diplomacy and politics alike he appears
to detest. His " subordinates and those
who see him most intimately are most
fond of him.—New York Times.
Believed In Either Mode.
"Why didn't they have that baptizing out at the creek the other day?"
"It rained furiously while they were
on their way out, and before they got
half way them the man who was going
to be baptized said he was not prejudiced in favor of either mode, and he
believed it wouldn't be necessary to go
any further with the ceremony."—Chi-
uagc Tribune.
new yacht for   the  emperor  of
is a boat of  5,200 tons displace-
The
Russia
meur. Her length is 370 feet, breadth
50, feet 6 inches and depth 33 feet 6
inches. She litis been fitted with engines of 10,000 horsepower and is valued *t L-YY.mo.
The only opium permitted to be used-
by the British Pharmacopoeia is obtain-
3-J "'vf'ssi Asia Minnr
.Contains all the famous
liquors of the present day.
The cigars are from reliable
makers and give out, when
in action, an aroma that
scents the immediate atmosphere with an odor that is
pleasing to the olfactories of
man.
In the billiard room of this
hotel the ivory spheres can
be set in motion whenever
the public desires it.
ANGUS McGILLIVRAY
i     The
PLACE   DE  LA CONCORDE.
The Most Famous and Beautiful Sqtiare In
Gay and Vivacious Paris.
The most important public square in
Pari.; and one of the handsomest in the
whole world is the Place de la Concorde.
In the center rises the obelisk of Luxor,
presented by the pasha of Egypt to Louis
Philippe. It is flanked on either side, by
a large fountain. The Place de la Con-
3orde seems somewhat wrongly called,
in view of the history of the spot. One
hundred and fifty years ago it was an
open field, but in 174S the city accepted
the gracious permission of Louis XV to
erect a statue to him here. The place
then took his name aud retained it till
the new regime, in 1789, melted down
the statue and converted it into 2 cent
pieces.
On the 30th of May, 1770, during an
exbibition of fireworks here, a panio
took place and 1,200 people were trampled to death and 2,000 more were severely injured. The occasion was the
attempt of the people to express by a
grand celebration their unbounded joy
at the recent marriage of the young
dauphin with the Austrian princess
Marie Antoinette. On the 21st of January, 1708, they gathered here again in
immense numbers to see the head of the
same dauphin, then Louis XVI, chopped
off by the sharp guillotine. During the
next two years the spot well earned its
title "Place of the Revolution, " lor the
guillotine had not ceased its work until
Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Cord ay,
Mine. Elizabeth (the king's sister),
Robespierre and more than 2,800 persons had here pcrmhed by its deadly
gtroke.—Cbautar.quau.
NEW DENVER, B.C.
Is a new house, with new furniture and everything- comfortable
for the taaveling- public. Tlie bar has tlie best goods in the
market. ANGRIGNON BEOS., Proprietors.
The Job
reoFR
Th6 Ledsc
Whi-n ('olrsiiel Hokusai arrived at the
eniba.-'-y, the little lieutenant was "hot
ami instant in pursuit," bustling round
him   with  a   hundred   courtesies   and
to the barrack square with a face more
like that of a large depositor in a sus-
pwided bank than the lineaments of the
conceited subaltern he was.
Loud laughter rang from the brilliantly lighted messrooni across the square.
It annoyed him. Presently the. cool
night air soothed and sobered him, and,
walking up and down, up and down, up
and down, he tried again and failed   to
Ludwig—You have often thwarted me, but
I mi at inst even :h you. I discovered your
mean trick in tii..c lo defeat it. Colonel Hokusai will win the bet, and when lie returns
to lieilin I shall accompany him as his wife. I
married him this morning. Congratulate me,
Ludwig, but never more trifle with your affectionate Adeline.
There remains to tell the discovery of
tbs< Tsb-r.    lr r iss.   ;-.:   r1 -•. the "in
criminating document." Judicious
aunty dropped that letter, which was
found by imperious Adeline. Satsuma,
quietly arranging his affairs, received a
scented summons and attended with
alacrity, to hear the whole plot disclosed and to be made to see (as a woman in love will make a man to see if occasion demands) that, and he would, he
could  take her with him, and so at one
money to Slice Up.
A woman puzzled a Boston clerk considerably recently. Her husband is a
bank president in Newburyport. The
national banks receive their bills in
sheets of 12, which are cut titter being
signed. The generous president gave
one of these sheets to his wife, and she
naturally started at once for Boston.
After making some purchases in one of
the large stores she drew the bills out
of her pocketbook and calmly said to
the clerk, "Lend me your scissors, and
1 will pay you," thereupon cutting off
a bill. The astounded clerk at first refused to receive such money from so
open a manufacturer of currency, but
finally the matter was explained.—Bos-
Son Record.
Wouldn't Do In Kentucky.
"Now," ;;aid the Jrctimr on natural
science, before a Kentucky audience,
"wo will suppose a region in which
notiiit.g exisii d bur water. "
"2\"i.! no!" rt p.iicd a dozon indignant
voices at once. "We will suppose noth-
iu»  of   the kind." V   ' ' '    ■-
Is the finest west of the Red River
 • The   Ledge   carries    the
largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay, and can do
finer Avork than  any print shop
west of Lake Superior 	
...... There are offices that quote
seemingly lower prices, but quality considered, The Ledge is
lower than'anv. No. Chinese or
blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail, express, freight or
pack train	
   If you.are in the Slocan  metropolis call  in and see
our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, or allow the cyclone
caused by our fast cylinder press to blow your plug- hat out ol the
rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing- to
do, or cash that, is too heavy to carry, and we will give.you a
profitable solution of your trouble.     Come, gentle pilgrims, come.
*-dQu
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S323E3222ES!
Mll^nv.yjj)|i.yuuuj.jtj.nA-m Fifth Year.  \  0  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 14, 1897.  PARTNERS.  Love took chambers on our street  Opposite lo mine.  On hiss door ho tacked a neat,  Clearly lettered sign.  Straightway grew his custom great,  For bis si n read so:  "He;-ri':i u:s:i oil v. hise. you wait.  Step iri.   Love & Co."  Much I wondc: cd wlio was "Co."  In Love's.pav::ici.;V.ip.  Thouj.ht ac:o.'-.s ::.-e street I'd go���  Learn from Love's own lip.  So I went, and since that day  Life is hard for me.  I was bunkoed!    (by the way,  "Co." is Jealousy.)  ���Ellis Parker Butler in Century.  A BIKE FAERY'TALE.  Once upon a time there was a queen  who was so advanced that the king was  quite out of it. She set an example of  female independence to ber subjects by  going long journeys on her bicycle, unincumbered by any court train. She became so enthusiastic about female  wheeling that she built three bicyole  tracks. On tho first there was a hedge  1 Oil yards thick, on the second a pond  , 100 yards wide, and on the third a ladder 100 yards high, and she decreed that  no girl should marry the crown princo  unless sho rode her bike through the  hedge, across the pond and up and down  the ladder. Many girls tried, but all  failed; the crown prince remained single, and at last the tracks were overgrown with weeds for want of use.  One day the queen went out on her  bicycle alone, as usual, and. lost her  way. Night came on, and she was glad  to find shelter in a lonely cottage where  dwelt a woman and her daughter. The  daughter was very beautiful���a wise  woman had foretold that she would ride  over the three tracks and marry the  crown prince, but sho had once met a  handsome young huntsman in the forest and vowed she would never marry  any oue but him, so she refused to learn  to bike at all.  The   mother was  a clever and ambitious woman.    She  knew the queen  at  once by her  profile, which   was  on all  the penny pieces, and   besides she wore  the great seal on   her" finger   to prevent  the  king  from  misusing it  in her absence.    But   tho  mother  kept her own  counsel   and   treated   the  queen   as  a  stranger,   setting   before  her  the   best  food there was in the house  for supper.  When   the   queen   had  finished   her  meal, she  noticed   how lovely the   girl  was  and  said to  the mother, ''Is your  daughter fit for anything?" The woman  replied, "&he is  tho champion lady bicyclist of  tho wholes world."   "Oh, indeed, " said the queen, "and, pray, why  does she not  ride over  tho three tracks  and win the hand of the crown prince?".  "Because," answered the mother, "she  is  too   independent  to   run   after  any  man."   "I never thought of that," observed tho queen, and   pulling  a cigarette out of her case she fell a-smoking.  When  the  girl went out' to wash < up  the  supper  things,   the   queen   asked,  "Can't you persuade your  daughter  to  ride over the three  tracks  just to show  how supcrir.:- wc v."C-.::en tire?"  "Yes," replied the mother, "bi:t she  must have three vhings." ''Name  them," said thuqueen. "She must have  a pavilion built, opening on to the  tracks, from which she must start and  t" which ahe must return after each  .round, without anyone being allowed  to speak to her."  "Why?" asked the queen. "Because  every man that speaks to her wants her  to speak to him, .-ml rhe despises such  a waste of time," replied the mother.  "Oh!" said the queen. "Next she must  have three riding suits, one for each  track, and each suit must have a veil to  match, for her to wear when she rides."  "Why?" asked the queen. "Because  every man who looks at her and sees  how beautiful she is tries to make her  look at him," replied the mother.  "���jSum!" said the queen. "Lastly, I  must go with her, and so must her three  uncles."  "Why?" asked the queen. "Because  she will have to ride so hard that she  will wear out a bicycle on each track,  and she must have always a fresh one  ready, with an uncle to oil it and to  have it in good working order."  "Hal" Eaid the queen. "Do you  know, my good woman, that I am  your rightful sovereign?" "I never  thought of that," replied the mother.  "But it is so," said the queen, "and I  command you to bring your daughter to  my three tracks this day week, when  everything you ask for shall be granted. "  "It shall be as your rtajestv commands," replied the woman.  So on a day the mother and daughter  started for the tracks, and the girl  walked first, singing as she went for the  yery joy of life.  Presently they met a man riding on a  bicycle with his eyes shut. "Good  morning, unclel" cried the girl. But the  woman asked, "Why do you ride with  your eyes shut?" And the man answered, "Because I am so keen of sight  that I cannot help seeing my way  through the tiniest crack on the ground,  and if I keep my eyes open I should go  down to the very center of the earth."  "That is good," said the mother. "Will  you help my daughter to win the crown  prince for a husband?" "That will I,"  aaid the man, "for no girl ever called  me uncle before."  Soon they met another man riding a  bieycle with his feet on the forks.  "Good morning, uncle!" cried the girl.  But the mother asked, "Why do you  ride with your feet on the forks?" Aud  the man answered, "Because I pedal so  fast that I skim over the ground, and  no one could get out of my way if I put  my feet on the treadles." "That is better," said the mother. "Will you help  my daughter to win the crown prince  for a husband?" "That will I," said  the man, "for no girl ever called me  uncle before.''  Before long they met a third man  riding a bicycle, with bis hands in his  pockets. "Good morning, uncle," cried  fehe girl. But. the mother asked, '"Why  do   you   rioi- with   your bauds m   youi  |:-.i:ac;s?" .\ud the man answered, "Be-  i.-.''jn:=e my grip is so strong that I should  :���..���: my bike over the trees and up and  t. v. n ihe telegraph posts if I used my  hs-.vds." "That is best," said the moth-  jr. "Will you help my daughter to win  i\y .crown prince for' a husband:"  "TY::t will I." said the man, "for no  girl t ver called me uncle before."  "Now I have enough uncles," said  the girl. "The next stranger I meet  shall be my cousin." But they met no  one else, for all the world had gone to  tho tracks. Only when they reached the  pavilion they saw a smart young soldier  pacing up and down. "Good morning,  cousin, " cried the girl. "Good morning, cousin," replied the smart young  soldier, and he gave her a hearty kiss.  "How dare you?" cried the mother in  a rage. "Cousins always kiss," replied  the smart young soldier. The uncles  looked at each other and said, "Wenever thought of that." But the girl blushed and said nothing, for the smart  young soldier was the same handsome  young huntsman whom she had vowed  should be her husband. "And now I  must leave you," said the smart young  soldier, and he marched off, whistling  "The Girl I Left Behind Me."  Then they prepared for the first ride  and dressed the first uncle in a crimson  suit and put on him a veil of gold embroidery that glittered like the sun. The  signal sounded, and they opened the  pavilion door, and the first uncle sped  out like thewir.d and kept his eyes shut  till he came to the hedge that was 100  yards thick, and there, he opened them  and saw his way through in a trice,  and so, shutting his eyes again, he sped  round the track to the other door of tho  pavilion.  Now they dressed the second uncle in  a suit of dark blue and put on him a  suit of silver filigree work that glistened like moonbeams. And he flew out of  the door like a bird and kept his feet on  the forks till he came to the pond that  was 100 yards across, but then he put  his feet on the treadles and skimmed  over the water without even splashing  it, and so, coming to the other side/he  put his feet on the forks again and flew  around the track to the other door of the  pavilion.  The third uncle had a suit of black  velvet, but as there were no pockets for  him to put his hands into they were  forced to cut a slit on either side instead. His veil was of black lace, spangled with diamonds which sparkled  like the stars on a frosty night, and  when the door cf the pavilion opened  he shot forth like lightning, with his  hands in the slits of his suit, but as  soon as he csiino to the ladder that was  100 yards high betook hold of the handles and darted up and down the. ladder  in a twinkling, and so, putting his  hands in the slits again, he whirled  round the track to the other door of the  pavilion.  You may be sure there was a great  shouting and a mighty rush of people  toward the pavilion of the champion  lady bicyclist of the world, but a line  of soldiers barred tho way, and only  fell back to let  the  crown   prince  and  THE COOK'S MISTAKE.  HOW A NICE POINT IN COWBOY ETIQUETTE  WAS SETTLED.  his ret:  And  much is.  mother  sue galic  VhCil 1.0  :  -fore bi ���  stnndin;  p ; tu t.'.o (.cor, ever so  loliovvtrs, he found i';::s  r   and  watching.    Slse  saw at a glance that he was the smart  young soldier who had met them in the  morning, but she pretended not to know  him. Little he cared as, leaping from  his horse, ho rushed into the room,  where he found the girl dressed in her  ordinary clothes and looking more beautiful than ever.  The rer'Yjr.e crowded in and stood by  the door, but the prince ran up to her  and, opening his arms, cried: "Dearest,  I have loved you ever since we met in  the forest. Will you be my bride?"  The girl hung her head, for she was  frightened when she saw all this grandeur and knew that her lover was a  prince. But her mother said, "Kings  always caress.," "I never thought of  that," said the girl, and fell into the  prince's embrace.  So they were married, and of course  the three uncles were asked to the feast,  and then for the first time the prince  looked away from his bride and saw  how odd looking they were, and he  asked the first untie, "How did you get  such projecting eyes and that hard,  fixed gaze?" And the first uncle answered, "By skimming, by skimming,  by skimming." Then the prince asked  the second uncle, "How did you get  that monstrous flat foot?" And the second uncle replied, "By scorching, by  scorching, by scorching." Then the  prince asked the third uncle, "How did  you get that, hideous, huge hand?"  And the third uncle answered, "By  skopping, by shopping, by skopping. "  "Skimming, scorching, skopping!" said  the prince. "I don't know what you  mean."  Then the mother explained: "May it  please your royal highness, my eldest  brother has the cycle eye, that comes  jfrom always looking miles ahead, which  is called skimming; my second brother  has the cycle foot, which comes from always pedaling as hard as he can, which  is called scorching, and my youngest  brother has the cycle hand, which comes  of always steadying the machine over  ups and downs, which, as it is something betw;een skipping and hopping, is  called skopping. Some people who bicycle a very great deal have all these  three peculiarities." "I never thought  of that," said the prince, and, turning  to his brids and seeing how beautitul  she was, he cried, "You shall never  ride a bicycle again."  And they lived happy ever after.���St.  James Budget.  Mike Tussler Exercised One of tho Foreman's Prerogatives, and tlie Cook Objected���Only Onn Way to Settle tlie Matter, and That Way Was Employed.  We wore all waiting for dinner, sit-  i'ivg about the camp on our boot heels,  every man in his slicker, and the cook  was angry. It had rained for four days.  The camp was on the open plain, away  from timber, and wet cow chips are  mighty poor fuel; also the acrid smoke  arising from them is an unequaled tear  inducer. Under the wagon was a rawhide sling, in which the cook kept a  store of dry brush for kindling fires.  Damp chips gathered up about camp  were piled en and soon made a smudge  which was excellent aud effective to  keep away flies and mosquitoes, but  which was several hundred per cent inferior to a modern range for cooking  purposes.  Out of the column of smoke came the  cook, witli a pot of hot coffee in each  hand and tears brimming in his eyes.  "This is the last hot meal you get  until we move camp," he announced  emphatically, setting down one coffeepot  and wiping his eyes as he passed around  filling our tin cups.  "Cookie is crying for the sins he's  had no chance to commit," said Scotty  confidosntially and received a few drops  of boiling coffee on the thumb which  held his cup.  Scotty is not a philosopher, and he  swore, but not at the cook. The cook  is a philosopher and bears with equanimity whatever the fates bring him in  the way of wood or weather, and he  minds the guying of the men no more  than he minds tho odor of his slicker,  which gets a fresh coat of fish oil after  every heavy rain.  Yet the cook was wrathy. We could  smell it* in the sinoke and taste it in the  coffee, and���unfailing sign���he had removed his leather cartridge belt and  holster. Cookie supported his trousers  with an extra large belt, always full of  ammunition. He had never been known  to fire his gun, even at a jack rabbit,  but occasionally would take it from the  holster and ask the foreman to keep it  for a clay, saying, "I'm mad." When,  therefore, it was seen that he had not  only removed the pistol, but the cartridge belt also, trusting in Providence  to hold up his trousers, we felt that a  crisis had come.  A philosopher who is also a cook is  such a valued adjunct to a cow outfit  that we were all attention when, after  we were served with coffee and sour  dough bread, cookie said briefly, addressing himself to tho foreman, "Me  or Mike Tursler has got to quit."  "What's the matter, Bill?" asked the  foreman.  "Well, it's this way," he replied,  speaking slowly. "Mike knows as well  as anybody that the b'ys can swear at  each other, but they can't swear at the  cook. That's the rule everywhere. Nobody but the i'ore_...:ii cuu swear at me.  Well, fhi;j u:cii:i:i when the horse band  was driv' in, the b'ys put up the ropes  to a wagon wheel to hold 'em, and I  took one rope, like I always do. It was  wet and slippery, and when everybody  else had caught a hoss Mike went in to  rope his buckskin, and they all surged  my way ag'iu the rope and pulled it  through my hands, and Mike swore at  me."  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Pay Kcick Mineral  Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   North  Fork  of  Carpenter   Creek, about six miles  above Three Porks.  ' pAKE NOTICE that I, Thomas Sinclair Gore,  J_    agent   for   Edwin Smith   Graham   and A.  Hellmers, free miners certificates  Nos. 80-lBo and  S1330, intend. i;o days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And.    further   take    notice,   that  action  under    section    37,   must    be     commenced  before the issuance'of such certificate of Improvements.  . Dated this 30th day of Sept, 1897.  T. S. GORE.  Fidelity 3Iineral Claim.  Jlalton Chief Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   North  Fork  of Cariienter Creek  about  six miles  above Three Forks.  ""HAKE NOTICE that I, Thomas Sinclair Gore,  J.    agent   for   Edwin   Smith    Graham,    free  miner's certificate No. 80,480, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must  be   commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 30th day of Sept., 1897.  T. S. GORE.  Situated   in  tlie Slocstn  Mining Division   of  West Kootenay District.     Where located:  About two miles southeast of New Denver.  B. C.  ���"PAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driscoll, as agent  1    for F. L  Byron, free miner's certificate No.  S1979, L. F.  lloltz. free miner's certificate No.  7-b;s:t, unci A. S. Williamson, free miner's certificate    No.    7s32:i7,    intend    sixty    days    from  the  date   hereof,    to apply   to    the   Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a.Crown grant of the  above claim.  Arid further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be cominencedbefore.the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 20th day of Sept.. 1897.  PAS  TRAINS  EACH   DAY.  EACH   DAY  . Between ���  Elkhorn Mineral Claim.  Situate in tlie Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:  On the  left bank of Miller Creek, about half a mile  from its junction with Carpenter Creek.  "PAKE NOTICE, That I, J. H. Gray, acting as  1   agent for J. W.   Stewart, free miner's certificate No. 77,098, intend, sixty  days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under Sec.  37, must be commenced before! the issuance of  such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of July, 1897.  Trail and  Rossland  ii ft Western R'y  Run Made in one Hour.  On the-^.  O. K. Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: North  Fork Car]K!iiter Creek, about six miles above  Throe Forks.  ""MAKE NOTICE that I,Thomas Sinclair Gore,  1.    agent for Edwin Smith Graham  and   A.  Hellmers, free miner's certificates Nos. 80-180 and  81330, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply lo the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 80lh day of September, 1897.  " T. S. GORE.  Millie Mack Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   On Blue  Grouse mountain, on the south slope near the  summit.  ���PAKE NOTICE that I. J. A. Kirk, acting as  X    agent for The Kamloops Mining and Development Company, limited liability, free miner's  certificate No. 97,800, intend sixty days from the  dsite hereof to apnly to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim. .  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21st dav of July, 1897.  J. A, KIRK.  War Kagle Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On Mineral Creek, a tributary of Cariboo  Creek.  "PAKE NOTICE that I, Geo. Alexander, free  1 miner's certificate No. 7-1000, and as agent  for H. B. Alexander, free-miner's certificate No.  77002, S. E. Manual, free miner's certificate No.  78270, and F. G. Fauquier, free miner's certificate  No. 78379, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  tlie above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before tlie issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of September, 1897.  NOTICE,  Wolf Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   On Blue  Grouse "mountain,   one half mile  north of  Cariboo Creek.  ���"���MAKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Kirk, acting as  JL    agent for II. C. Sharp, free miner's certificate  No.    83,892   and C.   C,   Woodhouse,  jr.,   free  miner's certificate No. 3103 A, intend GO days  from tho date hereof to  apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice   that  action under  section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 19th day of July, 1S97.  T. A. KIRK.  "VTOTrCE is hereby given that Iintendx60 days.  IS after date to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 100 acres of land, (more or less) situated on Glacier creek, on the opposite side of  Slocan lake from New Denver, and commencing at a post marked -'Henry Stege's s. e. corner, thence 40 chains west, thence, 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south along the lake shore to place of commencement. , '  Located Aug. 23,1897,  HENRY STEGE,  New Denver, Aug. 23,1S97.  NOTICE.  Independence Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   On Blue  G-rouse mountain, sibout  one mile from the  forks of Cariboo Creek.  "���HAKE NOTICE that. I, J-. A. Kirk, acting as  JL    agent for C. C. Woodhouse, jr., free miner's  certificate    No.    3103 A,    intend,    sixty    days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder    for    a    certificate     of     improvements for tlie purpose  of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section !i7 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21st day of July, 1S97.  J. A   KIRK.  Yuma Fraction Minora! Claim.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 00 days after date  iS I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to purchase  the following described lands situated in the  Slocan Mining Division, West Kootenay District,  on Fennel creek, (a Branch of Four Mile creek)  and about seven and one-half miles from the  town of Silvertons Commencing at a post on the  east side of Fennel 1 creek marked "R. H. H.  Alexander's northeast corner," and running west  30 chains, thence south 33 chains, thence east 30  chains, thence north .r>3 chains, to point of com.  mencement and containingll60 acres, more or  less.  Dated 20th August, 1897.  R. H. H. ALEXANDER.  No. 6 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects xn  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.: Connects at  Rossland with Red Mountain train for  Spokane.  No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 12:30 p.m.; Connects with  C.P.R. main line Steaines from the north  at Trail.  No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects  with C.P.R. main line Steamers foi the  north ot Trail.  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen'l Snpt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1897.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  _RAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  morning*, making* close connection  at Revelstoke with train? 'or  all points East or "W est.  DISSOLUTION- OF   rABXJfERSHIP.  PRODUCTS OF THE MINES.  While boring for waiei-. a far ler at  M.iiier.-.bnr^, 1ml.. struck a four foco vein  of coal at u depth of seventy-live feet.  excellent quality and in large  h"ci ::'f>ov'jred at Djebeli-  iu the district of Zor, in Asia  Him ro'eny of Victoria pro-  i ounces uf gold last year, an  Coal of an  deposits has  Ebou-Feyas,  Minor.  The AiT-'t-s'ii  li'.t'ed ii ,- . ....  "Yes,*' added Hike, "and the whole  bunch got out, so I had to ride an old  lame plug ail dny."  ' '1 guess you two can settle that little  matte?" for yourselves," said the foreman.  "That's all right," said cookie. "I'm  a-goin to lick him after dinner, but  one of us has got to quit."  "Oil, well," said the foreman, "you  are both good men. I won't choose between yon. Just flip a copper." Mike  sat back, an indifferent spectator, while  the cook found a coin and tossed it up.  "Best .two iu tlsroe," s:;id he, and announced himself the loser. He asked for  his wages and received an order on the  company for the amount due him.  "If you get out of a job," said the  foreman gravely, shaking hands with  Bill, "come back to us."  "Oh, I ain't mad at you," said the  cook, "and I bate to quit. But nobody  but the foreman can swear at me. It  ain't right."  "Now, Mike, are you ready?" he asked, taking off his slicker.  "You better be going before you  fight.' suggested Mike, who was filling  hisj pipe   *' You'ii get farther.''  "Hold on, boys; I want to make a  book on this event," interposed Scotty,  and the vook put on his slicker and  waited while Scotty booked bets enough  to bankrupt himself. Then Mike gave  me his pipe to keep alight, and sailed in.  There was some vigorous infighting;  the men clinched and went down together. They rolled over a few times in  the lush, wet grass, and then one of  them get up. It was Mike. He resumed  his pipe, mounted his horse and went  out to the herd. The other men went  about their several duties. The foreman  stayed in camp.  Presently the falling rain revived the  fallen cook. He sat up, then rose ��low-  ly, and, going to the mess box, took out  his belt and pistol and put them on.  He then approached the foreman and  asked:  "Do yon want to hire a good cook,  with all the nonsense knocked out of  him?"  "I do," replied the    reman.  "I'm your man," said Bill.   "I made  a mist:i!:,\ "  A lituwot' brains and marrow was the  cool.'s chef d'ouvr;-.  It was served only ;  when   he wa:;   in a buoyant mood.    We :  had it thac night for supper.���San Fran  cisco Argonaut. !  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenny District. Where located:���  West niilij Ruth group, within one mile of  tlu- town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that I, R. W. Gordon , free min  ers certificate No. 8!)539, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements  Dated this 24th day of July, 1897.  ST* HE Partnership heretofore existing between  JL Robert Sanderson and, Nathan E. Lay, is  hereby dissolved bv mutual consent.  'ROBERT SANDERSON,  NATHAN E. DAY.  Trail. Sept. 13,1897.  .Before you travel get information from  G.P.E.   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money-  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  H. DOUGLAS, Agent.  H. M. MacGregor,  Trav. Pass Agt,  Nelson,   or to E.  J.  Coyle,   Dist.  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  Irene   Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining- Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Near tlie  town of Sandou.  "���TAKE NOTICE that I. E. M. Sandilands, free  1 miner's certificate No. 86121, as agent for A.  H. Blumenauer, free miner's certificate No. G1895,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a certiiieate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And, further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improvements.  Dated this, 18th day of August, 1897.  [L. 1817, G. 1.J  Snowflake mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.    Where located: About  two miles   easterly of the town of Cody and  adjoining the Greenhorn mineral claim.  "TAKE NOTICE  that I,   Edward  H.  Apple-  L    whaite,    free     miners'     certificate    No.  1206 A,    intend,     sixty    days     after    date  hereof, to apiVv to the "MiniiT"   Recor-le" for  certificates of improvements lor the purpose  of  obtaining   Crown    grants  of    the  above  claims.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of September, 1897.  EDWARD H   APPLEWHAITE.  Keno Mineral Claim.  Atlantic Steamsi Lues,  From Montreal  California.  Allan Line    Parisian, "   Oct.. 2  Carthaginian -;    Labrador ,Doniinion Line    Oct 9  Vancouver. "     From New York  Umbria, Ctinard Line    Etruria "     Campania,     "     Majestic, White Star Line    Teutonic "    St. Paul, American Line    St. Louis, "     State of Nebraska, Allan State Line    Southwark, Red Star Line Sept 29  Noordland, "     Cabin -?-l5, s?50, *G0, 70 *80 and upwards.  Intermedipre ��)0 and upwards.  Steerage .s,2o.f>0 and upwards.  Passengers Ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at Specially low  rates to all parts of the European Continent.  Prepaid Passsages arranged from all points.  Apply to H.DOUGLASS, agent, New Denver,  Oi" to���  WILLIAM   STITT,  General Agent,  C. P. R. Offices, Winnipeg  &  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADINGCO.,   LTD.  Sirs MBrnational aM AlHerta  On Kootenay Lake and R'ver.  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave.  9:10 a.m.  11:00 "  8:00 a. m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.  5:45 p. m  3:40   "  6:40 p.m  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  KASLO&SLOGAN RY  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  "PAKE XOTICR that I, S. P. Tuck, free  1 miner's certificate No. !i7,:lS2, acting as agent  forW. P. Russell, free miner's certificate "No.  (liSiW, intend sixty days from date hereof to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of tho above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section S!" must, lie commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2fitli day of August, 18117.  Great Kastern Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   Ad-  joini'ig the Madison and about l\ miles southeast of Town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that T, Robert E. Palmer of  Sandon, acting as agent for Price Eaton  Co.. free miners' certificate No. !I7-S.')5 intend uo  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take  notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements ~  R.E. PALMER, P.L.S.  Dated this lilth day of September. 1WI7.    sel(i  Aurora Fractional Mineral Claim.  Time Card in Effect   Oct.   1st,   1897.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passengei trains of theN. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson and way points. 5:15 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:10 p  m.; Spokane, 0 p.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo and way points, t.15 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossland, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  NEW SERVICE OX KOOTENAY LAKE.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo. etc, Tues.. Wed.. Thurs.;  Fri., Sat.: 8:9) a.m.   Ar. Kaslo. Wi'jo. p.m  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon.. Tues.. Wed.,  Thurs., Fri.; -1 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, 8 p.m.  ir  ,i  -iSlClf  i-es   over  I soil.  1891,   and  The  st::tp::iont   is .made by a Boston ;  ncw.'-iiujjL'r 1 'nit- uo   policemen ans  ever !  stationed on Bo.stou Common except on  Sundays and holiday*  Situated in the Slocan  Mining Division  of West  Kootenny   District.   Where lneatcd:   West  of the Riith group,within one mile of the town  of Saudi in.  AKE NOTICE that I. IT.  P.. Alexander, free  miner's  certificate   No    7701)1',   intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for certificate of improvements, for the  purp'-iss- ol'dli'ainiiig Crown grant i;f ;sb ive claim.  |     And further take notice that  action,  under j  j Section  S!7.   must   he  couimcnoed    before  tiie|  i issuance of Mich certificate, of improvement  Date 1 this I'lth day of .���uly.18s.i7.  BONNER'S FERRY and. KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  Tho Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner'sFerry.  Lv. Kaslo. Sat., t.on p. m: Ar. Boundary. Sun.  midnight; Aj. Bonner's Ferry. Sun., lo.30 a.m.  Lv Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 1 p.m.: Ar. Boundary, Sun., 5 p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connecton at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m.,  and West hound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B.C., Oct. 1,1807  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  JST^VKUSF, - - BO.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Arrive, 3 50 P.M  "      3 15     "  '������     "2 15     "  "       1 48     "  1 33      "  Leave 8 00 A.M. Kaslo  "   8 3G '��� South Fork  '���   fl 3G " Sproule's  "   9 51 " Whitewater  '��� 10 03 ���' Bear Lake  " 10 18 " McGuigan  ���'10 38 " Cody Junction "      112     "  Arr. 10 50 " Sandon Leave 1 00     "  CODY   LINE.  Leave 11.00 a.m.        Sandon      Arrive 11.55 a.m.  "     11.25   " Cody "     11.2"   ���"  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent  THE   STEAMER  W.HUNTER  Will leave NEW DENVER, every  afternoon upon arrival of train  from Sandon,  FOR SILVERTON,   SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE  POINTS.  Will leave SLOCAN CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice  June 1. 3897  S. T. X. CO.. Ltd.,  G. L. ESTABROOK. Master.  Full Line  of .cuitinu*s and  I Trouserings a.!wavs on hand.  Hotel Vevey  Dining* Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ton and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddles Animals to hire.  ALLEN & COin*, Proprietors.  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C. ���-'-���-.',���&,.  8  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B C., OCTOBER 14, 1897.  Fifth Yeap.  MINING RECORDS  Showing: the Rapid Development of the Slocan.  Side   Line,  Kate,   Lake  LOCATIONS OF   THE WEEK  Assessment Work Done on Claims  and Transfers of Mining:  Properties.  '    AS.SESS-JIENTS.  Oi.'l���'���J���Mellakliatla, Bryan.  Oct -1���Park Region,  View, Oluepot.  Oct i>���Buckeye, Chipmunk,Huinbolt,Franklin  Oct 7���Gringo. Vera Cruz. Stockholm, Empty,  Maky, Pandora, Dry Ore.  Ourti���Amliy, Jose, Eureka, R and L, Bottle,  .Blue Jay, Garnet. Morning' Glory siiid Mountain  Glorv.  LAFJTTE  THE   PIRATE.  THANSXEKS.  -Klondike and Panther,  The following is. a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive- were  as follows:���  locations.   ,  Oct 5���Flood Fraction. Best basin, J A Wood;  Mecole, Trout creek, KC Graham ami ;RS Nicholson.  Oct G���Oreoruogo, Payne Mt, Frank C Perew;  Caiiipisrdowii and Sesittle, Sandon, Frank S  Campbell.  Oct 7���Latona and Altamont, Carpenter, Csirl  C Stien: Minnehaha, Payne Mt, Joseph Chipinan;  Sadie. Granite creek, Howard D Cameron.  Oc;t8���Okanagan Chief, Queen Bess Mt.'Tlios  Hurteim; Shamrock. Eight Mile.Isaac Longhead;  Jefferson and Hillo, Carpenter, John McNeil.  Oct 11���Kathleen, Slocan Tramway, same, C  P Long; Algonia. Carpenter. Thos Knight:  Kingsley, Queen Bess Mt, Frank Hansen.  Oct 12���Manhatten.St.John' Will. Ira W Black;  Wabeisgon,same, Thos Hurtean  ASSESSMENTS.  Oct 5���A.ntoinc.  Ocrii���Bell, Pamlico, Starliissht.  Oct 7-1 C. ���  Oct 8���Kobertson,   Beaver,   L  Hidden Treasure, Hard Scrabble,  Oct 0���Florence No (!, Barliera.  H.   Winnipeg  Columbus.  Oct a���Klondike ;uid Panther, A T Garland to  S Tuoincv,  Meteor and Vancouver, J O Ben well to Vancouver Meteor Gold Mining Co.  Oct' -1��� Portland, C Ailrnen to H Croft.  Porland, H Croft to Geo Good.  Zona, L McLean to D Tuomey.  Eurydice J, same.  Oct 5���Lavina, Ruthie Bell, Iron C:.p, Z Otto to  W White.  Crown Point J, J Warren Bell to L Peters.  Oct r,.���Agreement between John D Porter and  R Strathern to nay .*1.000 on sale of Black Fox to  party of second part.  Silver Alps and Needles i, C W Sturges to M  Lamont.  Ragged Edge and Eagle Nest J, C W Sturges,  Scot, Thornton, T Melrose to M Lamont.  Stranger one year's lesise, John A Whittier,  J H Thompson, J H Montgomery to E C Weaver  and A E Price.  Chip Munk ij, S P Jobe and J H Jackson to J A  Roberts. ��1,000.  Porcupine, Bokash, Standard J, ,stune,��300.  Laura, Geneva, May 1/12, same, SJOO.  Release of- mortgage by W J Trethewny of J  hit in Lavina. Iron Cap Ruthie Bell.  Oct 8���Salem and San Antonia J, Chas S Warren to A D Jones, siJOO.  Same f .same to E T Steele, i-l:8i>0.  Blue Bird, Josiah Thoini  lioinpson, jr, to Kootenay  Mining and Smelting Co.  Stockholm h, Chas Bjerkness to Chas Borgsirom  TALK    ABOUT    KtOXDlKK.  TKANSl-'EUS.  - Star, D C McDonald to  to  W H Robertson,  Oct 5���Christie Fraction J, McAVilliams to J A  Williams, June lfi.  Keystone and Evening  Sam McDanald. Oct 4.  Mohawk i, J S McFarlane  Sept-1,  O K Fraction A, F II Bartlett to W H Robertson, March li.'.  Jennie Jones Fraction j. JG McCallum to W  H Robertson and A R Fingland, June 8.  Cascade and Sprag J, NF MeNaught to II C  Wheeler and C II Abercrombie, Oct 1, ��15.  Cascade 1, H C Wheeler to ���C H .Abercrombie  and R B Kerr.  Sprav 1, Silverton Fraction jj,.H C Abercrombie  to H C Wheeler and R B Kerr.  Oct (--Helena i, [Geo H Aylard for W H Robertson to Chas IsT Hope.  O K Fractional *, Mohawk J, and all interest  in The Sandon, W H Robertson to M E Ram-  nielmeyer, Oct 0.  Emilv Edith 1, Silverton Boy J, J I C i and W  HRi.'W H Robertson to Chas E Hope, |Oct 0.  <>"! (150  Jennie Jones Fraction i, White Horse No 4 l/G,  Black Horse 1/0 and Fedora l/G, W H ltobertson  to Chas E Hope; Oct 0, ��1,050,  Pernhrook i, J A Stewart to W L Caruthcrs,  Julv 2.  Lottery, Bell, Pamlico, Pembroke. Oswego,  Power o'f Attorney, Walter L Caruthers to Chas  A Haller.  Queen Bess, First Extension. American Girl  Concord, Young Dominion, Young Dominion  Fraction, agreement of sale, John A Finch. Wm  Glynn, Peter Larson. Jas A Moran to C K Mil-  bourne, Aug 7, 8110,000.  Major "Fraction J, Chas Moore to The Washington Mining Co, Oct 2.  Inverness. Arthur Mullen to Jno Brown, Apr'1.  Oct 7���Mountain Goat A, Michael Murphy to C  B Taylor, Sept 21.  Oct 8���Wakefield.Cassabazua, Ottawa No 2, Geo  Fairbain.W H Smith, L Culver, Paul Anderson  and Chas Ander to M R W Rathborne, Oct 22, "M,  r?2:i;750.  Wakelield, Onzabazua and OttawaJNo 2, MR  W Rathborne to A H Bremner same, 825.000.  Wakelield and Cazubazua, M Ii W Rathborne,  A F Culver and Geo Fairbain to A II Bremner,  Oct, 7.  Beaver, :Jennv Lind, Robertson, The Ben,  Ridgewav, Oxydonor, Dalkieth, Columbus Fraction aud Burnside, A H Bremner to The West  Kootenay 13 C Exploration & Mining Co. Oct 8.  Cazahazua, Wakelield, Ottawa No 2, same to  same, same.  Wakefield Fraction���Frank Culver to same,  Oct 7.  Silver Bell No 2, Olive Pringle to The Native  Siver Bell Mining Co, Sept 28, s;r>.<>o0.  Oct 11���Victory, Clarence, Morning. Continental, Alamo Mining Goto D H Mi Yhcrson, as  trustee, June 2(1.  Victory, Clarence. Morning, Hampton, Continental .',, D 11 MacPherson to The Scottish Colonial  Goldlields, Sept 20.  Cedar, Currant and Tramway, J D Farnsll to  Duncan R MacPherson, June 12.  Same, D If MacPherson to Scottish Colonel Gold  Fields, Sept 20.  The Daisy. Eastern, Thistle, The Comberland  Mining Co to D It MacPherson, J uly 5.  Dafsy, Eastern. Thistle, D H MacPherson to  The Scottish Colonel Gold Fields, Sept 20.  Detroit, The Slocan Mining Co to D It MacPherson, June 2(j.  Same, D H MacPherson to The Scottish Colonel  Gold Fields. Sept 20.  High! Ore jt Cumberland Mining Co to D H  MacPherson. July 5.  Same.D H MacPherson to The Scottish Colonel  Gold Fields. Sept 20.  Eureka aiid Mineral Hill l/G, Chas Chambers to  J S C Eraser, Oct 4, ��35.000.  Omega Fraction 1/5. Geo E Smith to Henry A  Smith, Oct 11.  fronting'  governed by 23  gold commissioner.  SLOGAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  -Azctic, R Smith; Golden Cash, J  E  Sept 3(  Skinner.  Oct 1���Alaska, A Brodman; Alaska No 8, M  Markeson.  Oct 2���Maple, I Laugheed; Rose Fraction, W  V Bradshaw.  Oct 1���Union Jack, J J Bean; Cedar, Ed  Brown; Duluth, W R Clement; Victoria, A York.  Oct 5-Mogol, J Boyd; Velvet, J P Driscoll;  Silver Dollar, F Anderson; Nevada, same; New  Denver, Mrs J If Werlcy; California. Ed Quillim;  Melbourne,.! McPhail.  Oct !'���Mopea, John Paitchera; Elsley, II  Aitchcson: Mark Twain, Fred G Curlyle; Bill  Nae, T J Jlaty.  Oct 11���Fitch Group, John and Tom Bcmish;  Little Eva, Roy Vincent.  Oct 12���Daisy, Mary L Evans; Rosebery, Mrs  J 11 Werlcy; Fourth of July Fraction, Chas  Faas: Meteor Fraction, same.  ASSESSMENTS.  Sept .'io���Wizcnd.  Oct -l���Silver Plate.  Oct 5���Niagara, Vackaino, Owl,  Oct !.'���The Gipsy Lass, D R Young to Dave  Haitian.  Oct 11���Alexander  Ralston McQuaig.  Same, Ralston McQuaig to DA McDonold.  THANSI-'EHS.  Thos  Kei'mecn  to Chas Me-  to Thos Kcr-  Oct 1���Rome  Gibons.  Waterpowcr i, Chas McGibbons  meeii.  Ogdenshurg 1, same.  Oct -1���Charming Widow \, E IS Dunlop to J G  Dewor.  Oct 5--Magnolia  1,   Owl   },.  V.-x-kaino,   W  Young to E E Austin.  Lone Dutchman, E li Duulaji to Jos Butler.  AINSM'ORTH   DIVISION.  B  LOCATION'S.  Oct 2��� Klondyke, W W Harris; Grey Copper.  BarbaraH Kerr; Yukon, F \Y Bauer; Frank K.  Harold Ralph: Sevcngal, Ed Andrews: Chicora.  G B Corbonld: Lardo, E V Blonilicld; Taffv, K  Andrews; Cerona, H RStovel: Delighted. C��co L  Peetard A Bourchier: J I C, Thos Harris.  Oct -1���Waukon, Chas Behrman.  OCTO���Mahon, J A Gillis: Kaslo Peak, F -McDonald.  Oct 7 ���May Day Fraction, Alee Worth: Edna,  flame: Cecil iMav*. J G Worth: Penoma. same:  Corona, Alex Worth: Big Mack. K McOnsgor;  Golden Queen. A II Buchanan: .Morning. A  Trigillus.  Charles E. Stanfield, tlie returned  Klondyker of Helena, Montana, says :  "The .summers at Dawson are much  like those of Montana, and one wears  the same kind of clothes he would here.  Tlie summers are quite pleasant in the  town, but in the diggings the mosquitoes make life a burden and one must  wear a frame covered with mosquito  netting over tlie head to enjoy anv  comfort at all. In the winter, which  sets in about the middle of October, you  cannot dress too warm. Mackinaws  and heavy woolens are the best kind of  winter.clothes if one remains in camp,  but if you travel you must have a  heavy robe to sleep in. A good robe of  fox,lynx or wolf costs from S150 to $200.  Horses are worth 8500 and there are  only about 75 in Dawson. Dogs bring  froin $100 to S150 and I have known  them to sell for ��350. Moose meat is  the only fresh meat they get and that  costs 7o cents a pound. King salmon  brings 25 cents a pound and nine head  of beef steers that were brought in  while I was there sold for S5000.  "Labor is very well paid. Miners  get 815 a day, engineers and sawyers  in sawmills ��13.50 and common laborers  $10. Dealers in,the gambling games  and bartenders get from 815 to $20.  The price of packing is high, being 40  cents a pound from Dawson to the  mines, and over the passes on the way  to the same. It was only 14 cents when  Ave went in, but I don't think it will be  as cheap again for a long time. Building lots in'Dawson bring 810,000 for a  lot 50x100 on the main street  the river.  "The health of Dawson is good.  There had been but 12 deaths up to the  time I left, nine from natural causes  and three by accidents. The town is  mounted police aud a  The latter settles  all disputes of any nature. He is a  veritable king, but is a very just man  and no complaint of any kind has ever  been made against him. The order  that is maintained is perfect and  although, everything is run wide open,  tbey have yet to have their first serious  row or shooting scrape. No such thing  as a fight is ever seen although there is  whiskey enough sold. They have a  prohibition law in the territories, but  the Dominion government seems to  want to be very lenient with the Americans, who constitute 75 per cent of  the population, and the buv is not enforced. There is a dance house, a  variety show, five faro games, three  roulette, four stud poker find four crap  g-aines always running" in town. There  are any number of saloons and drinks  over the bar cost 50 cents and cigars,  the best, 75 cents. Champagne sells for  an ounce of gold a bottle, and gold  there goes for 817.  "The Government does not discriminate against Americans and in favor  of Canadians, as I have heard since!  returned, nor do they tax miners unjustly for their outfits who come into  the country. I don't know what they  have done'since, but up to August 20tii  the government had never charged the  10 per cent royalty that is being talked  about so much.  "Of the 5000 people in Dawson, 400  are women, 73 of whom are of the  sporting class. The trading of the  town is all done by two companies, but  there will be more business houses in  the spring.  "With regard to the coming winter  there, I believe there will  be   a great  amount of suffering.    Hundreds of people are going" in and not one  in ten is  proper!v equipped for the winter, besides 1 believe it will be absolutely impossible for the transportation companies to take enough provisions to supply  those who were already there when the  rush started and those' who go without  their own supplies.    I  cannot see how  there can fail to  be great suffering and  deprivation.     1   believe,   though,  that  the government will  send  out  all who  have   not   provisions.     If   they  don't,  some of them will go   hungry.    It may  be that tins suffering from   want of proper housing may-bo.-ob via ted by  sending those who get in  too   late  to  build  cabins to Circle   City   for   the  winter.  That place lias been deserted and there  are plenty  of good  cabins, there  that,  could lie used.    If they  don't do that I  don't know what will become of the 250 i  people who are now on   the way up the  river on the steamer Hamilton who will !  not  reach   Dawson  till  too late to pre-j  pare for winter, and those  who  follow, j  "1 do not feel that 1   would be  doing" j  my duty if I   did  not  state  that  there I  will not be work enough for more than I  3000 or -JooO'inen   in  the  diggings next  year, and  there  are  that  many  there  now. or will be before tlie winter is over j  who will want to  work,  for  the   Dyea ���  trail will be kept open   all   winter  and j  men will be going in all   the time.    No i  man  should start  for    the    Klondike, j  therefore,   looking   for   work,  and   no j  man should go without he  has a year's [  provisions and means  to  get them  in. i.  It takes just about 8700 to buy supplies j  for a year and get them there.'' ���  Help The Assessor.  New Version  of  tlie   Siory   Told   by  Galveston Oystermen.  Galveston inland, Texas, is very  proud of Lafitte, the pirate. Indeed,  his fame, like that of Captain Kidd,  grows preater with every year. Out on  the island, a few miles from the city,  is a grove known as Lafitte's grove. A  number of wind bent trees encircle a  dancing pavilion and are surrounded  with a choice collection of oyster shells  and tin cans. The elderly woman cf  the party, her old fashioned curls bobbing hysterically, hurried to a native  who was placidly wrestling with a half  dozen bushels of oysters.  "Say, mister, who was this Lafitte  that they talk about?" she began, notebook in hand.  "Well, lady, he was a powerful big  man. I don't know all the rights of the  matter, but somehow he had the habit  of jerkin folks' money away from 'em,  and once in a while he brought a lot of  it here to tho island and buried it."  "Is there any buried here in the  grove?"  "No, lady. This grove was just a  gathering place for 'ein���Lafitte and  his crew. They used to come here o'  nights an bring their booty which they  had gathered from ships pirated an robbed. They.divided it up, an each man  got his share, an then tbey had a kind  o' war dance around any victims they  had brought in before killin 'em." ,.  "How horrible!"  "Yes, it. was ..terrible, lady, but that  was not a circumstance to the things  th' chief pirate used to do. One time  when there was a big party in one of  the,rich houses on the island he an his  crew suddenly appeared in the ballroom. They drove everybody outdoors  except the women an made them dance  with 'em. Then they went to the din-  in room an had a big feast, endin  vri-th carrying off all the silver in the  house."  "That is very interesting," making  more notes. .  " Yes, 'm, " with a placid face. "But  there's worse yet to come. Once a man  refused to give up his pocketbook to  Lafitte, an th' pirate took him an tied  him by the waist to the stern of the pirate boat an dragged him for a mile  through the sea. By that time he was  ready to give up."  "Did the piiateget the pocketbook?"  "Yes, 'm, tho man was dead. But  the end come at last, ma'am. One day  the other pirates did not like the way  Lafitte did things, an they rebelled on  him. They murdered him in his bunk  one night when he was asleep. "  "What a terrible fate!" making more  notes.  "Yes'm, an they stuck his head on  a pole, where they kept it foi" ten days  an nights. Then tbey brought it here an  buried it in this grove, an he haunts this  part of the island every dark night,  yelling an screeching awful."  The listener shuddered and made  some more notes, but the oysterman  went placidly on with his work, unconscious apparently of the effect his  marvelous interpretation of history had  caused. If Lafitte had not already  haunted the grove, he surely ought' to  have done so after so strange a perversion of his biography.���New York Post.  ing the Indian mints it has confiscated  half of the wealth of the people of the  Indian empire. He expresses the opinion that. England may be forced, out of  regard to her own interests, to chang-e  her course, and concludes :  "If, however, notwithstanding- every  entreaty she proves false to lier own  and the world's, interest,''then she may  learn to her cost that the nations can  act without her and may sec the very  thing come to pass in retribution,which  she-so long'opposed. If she still continues to block the way, if Senator Wo'l-  cott's mission fails and the Indian mints  remain unopened, the last hope of India  must remain in Mr. Bryan If three  years hence his great efforts are crowned with success which necessarily they  must be if nothing is done meanwhile  to solve the great question, he .will perhaps find the g'old worshipers of Europe,  headed by England, waiting in trepidation in His antechamber to entreat an  international agreement. That will be  the hour of his triumph, and in the anticipation of it the tiiree hundred millions of India will wisli him God speed  with all the power of their stricken  hearts."  Furnish elegantly and cheap, Parlor  sets iri rugs and plush. New designs in  fancy ^chairs,   couches, etc.    At lowest  prices at Crowley's New  less variety  tresses.  of Pillows,  Denver.    End-  Beds and Mat-  IXFOKMATION    WANTED.  If Alvin Charles Fleck, who was  last heard from in Nelson two vears  ago, will write to the Ledge he will  hear something1 to his advantage.  Any information regarding his whereabouts, addressed to the Ledge or  Hobt. Fleck, Logierait P. O., Ont.,  will be very acceptable.  Carpets,, floor cloth, rugs, mats, curtains. ������Bedroom sets in ash and oak.  Largest stock in Slocan-Kootenay.  CROWLEY, above Ledgk Office, New  Denver. Freight paid to all Lake Points  and Sandon.  An immense assortment of furniture  lower than Coast prices, at Crowley's  New Denver. Freight paid on order;  to Sandon and all Slocan points.  Hats and iNeckties  Mrs. Merkley's.  for gentlemen at  &&-&&&&  ('KOCEIMES,  DKY GOODS,  CLOTHING,  BOOTS & SHOES;  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,  STOVES,  ENAMEL AXi > TIN WARE,  PAINTS, OILS. GLASS,  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS,!  JESSOP & BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS. ETC..  AT LOWEST PRICES.  New Denver, B. C  Parson's  Produce  Company  TUP  I nt  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near tlie wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are, furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDOrj & BARRETT  Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  THE   INDIAN   MINTS.  Professor A. S. Chosh, of the Calcutta  university, a native East Indian, sets  forth in 'an. article entitled, '"India's  Cause of Silver," in the October number  of the North American Review, the  reasons why the people of India desire  the re-opening- of the Indian mints.  Professor Chosh arraigns the British  government for blocking the way for  international agreement for thereinone-  tization of silver, and says that in clos-  Wholesale  dealers in  Butter, Eo-Q's,  Cheese, Apples,  Poultry and  Cured Meats.  Tin- liu'iscst Issindlcrs of thesis  goods  in Wi^ttsi'ii Csuiada.    All  Wiirishousus under perfect system  of cold storage.   Full stock carried  at Nelson, B. (J.    For prices write  or wire  V. J. MJXSKCC:  Msinagerof Nelson Branch Par  son's Produce Company  I have received  mv stock of.  To the inhabitants  of New Denver  and all  Slocan Lake  Points:  Many have received BENEFIT  from   my Optical   Department,  Why not You?  Yon wlio have tried common  Spectacles in vain, anil siiil'er-  ed from eye strain, causing  Nervous Headache, Ktc.  It will pay you to conic to  SANDON and have your eyes  properly tested and fitted with  suitable glasses.    ,  This is the only remedy when  your trouble arises from Defective Eyesight, and should  be attended to at once. I have  one of the best trial eases made  andean fj've you the best, service.  Eyes tested Free.  <I. \V. fJIUaiMETT,  .Jeweler and Optician, Sandon, 15.0.  Slocan  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital lias  been opened at Sandon under tlie  medical superintendence of-1 DR.  P. II. POWEKS. 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. Brousk, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  Fall  and  Winter  Goods  Mining & Milling Co.  and invite  the  people  of the Slocan to  call in and inspect them.  M. A. WILSON,  The reliable Slocan Tailor,  *.-��� Williamson Bloc-lc, New Denver, B.C  xors"  Brandon, B. C,  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each '  Si.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and j^ea'd  1 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold. Silver and Copper  8 00  Platinum  5 00  Mercury  2 00  Iron or* Manganese  2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each  2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  -1 oo  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and  percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal) : .....:. <i 0  Terms: '.Cash IVith -Sample.  June 20th. l��S)5.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer ami Analyst  Carry only  the best  lines of  Watches,  Clocks,  and  Cutlery  in the  Market.  carry the stock���the largest in the Slocan-  Kootenay, in show  rooms covering.  3,000 feet of floor space.  Furniture for a Mansion or Cottage at  ttom PrI  R. STRATHERN  Je^weler  KASLO CITY.  The only Practical Watchmaker in ihe  nay District. Orders l>y mail -eceivc  attention.  B.C  Koote-  pronij)  108 Bishopsgate St.  [within]  Subscription. ��2.50 per annum  To    Brokers,    Mining  ngiueers. owners of  Mining t-lalnis, Min-  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  F  URMSHED ROOMS  One hundred dozen of chairs to select from  direct from the factories at prices low as the  lowest. D. M. CROWLEY, practical upholsterer, with a staff of mechanics, can make  anything to order.  Mrs. A.  By Day  J. Murphy.  or Week.  SIXTH STREET  F.  9  O-u-iusi-s  will   I'o'liten  S(.!ssin<r tlnsir propcsi-ficss  particulars to Jo  the.  Iiy s-  ii Keen at  lainir of as-  (sndin^ full  Kaslo.  Note the address:  Sixth Street'.  Above the Ledge office,  New Denver.  Freight paid on goods to Sandon. Sloesui City  ill Lake point.-  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST.  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  The  British L0ND0NENG"  Suhsei'"* " *" '   Columbia  ������-> ��� Minim; t-lalms, aui  WPVIPWT   '"*-���"   Engineers,  Assayer;  S\\s V 1^/ Vy     Journalists and others:���  Advertis's in the   IJ.   V. Keview,    The  only   representative    If.    <".   Journal    in  K,.ro���e.     ^ qqq^ investment  Do you want Ink?  Do you want Type ?  Do you want Stereo Plates?  Do you want to trade Presses ?  Do you want to trade Paper Cutters ?  Do vou want Anything in the way  of Prirlting Material.  Cor��0?hdeToronto Type  Foundry Co.,Ltd.  J.C.CROME, Agent,  C'lf] Cordova Street,  OLXJ       VANCOUVER, B.C.  A new stock of  Gents' Furnish hips,  Special lines in luilbregsan. Carpets. Muts,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest, styles in Dress Goods and  Trimmings: in silks and velvets and  buttons: Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too'1 immeroiis to mention.  "Millinery the latest style always on hand.   MRS. W   TV. MERKLY.  E.Parris& Co.,  SLOCAN   CITY   and   TEN   MILE.  A full line of Prospectors' and Miners  Supplies at Ten Mile Store.

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