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The Ledge Oct 21, 1897

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Array .���>--���������'*  Volume V.   No. '3  NEW DENVER, 13. C, OCTOBER. 21, 1897.  Price, $2,00 Year  BIG'UNSVISIT US  A Number of C.P.R, Officials  in the Slocan.  VAN HORNE AND HIS PARTY  They are Given a Swift Spin About  the Lake and Do Some Talking*  to a Ledge Representative.  On Saturday, afternoon last Sir. Will-  isms G. 'Van Home and party, about  twenty strong-, paid the Slocan Lake  district a brief visit. Leaving Sandon  on car 1558 attached to the regular train  the party arrived in Rosebery at 8.80,  where the steamer Slocan, under a full  head of steam, awaited their arrival.  The run to New Denver was made in  18>o minutes, and after a short stay  allowing" the gentlemen a glimpse of the  Lucerne of America tlie steamer proceeded,.making an exhibition run down  the lake. Returning to Rosebery at  -1.40 the party took the train for Nakusp, proceeding- thence to the Coast.  The personnel of the party of officials  was as follows:   Sir William  C.  Van  ���  Home, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway ;. General Smalley, of  Vermont, a personal friend of Van Home's ;  Wm.   White,   superiatendant    of   the  lines west of Fort William ; R. Marpole,  general  supcrintendant of the Pacific  Division; ,L. A......Hamilton/ land commissioner ;   Engineer  Perry.  Captains  Troupe   and   Armstrong,    Geo.   McL.  Brown,  district   passenger agent and  secretaries Mulligan, Geddcs and Mc-  Gillvray, with Van Home, Marpolcand  White, respectively.   There were also  accompanying the   party   Sir  Charles  Tupper, Mr.C. Ash worth, who is at the  head of a very strong syndicate of London capitalists interesting themselves in  British  Columbia and the Yukon gold  fields ; C. C.  Chipman,  chief   commissioner of the Hudson Bay Couipanv,and  E. S.   Clouston,  .Jas.   Ross and   li.  B.  Angus, directors of the Bank  of  Montreal.  VAX 1IOUX13   IXTlOItVIEWED.  Sir William C. Van Home is a man of  few words; brief, terse, almost abrupt,  with the air of a man who has been interviewed till further orders,and carrying a stock of monosyllabic replies  which must have done service in a  thousand skirmishes with the ubiquitous newspaper reporter; but nevertheless of respectful and rather kindly address. To the LEDOiYreprcsentative he  said: "The New Denver Ledge! Oh,  yes. I know the paper quite well. Yes,  you have a beautiful little town here,  the prettiest spot in the mountains.  This is my first trip on the Slocan Lake.  The last time I visited this district I got  just eight, miles past Nakusp; that was  during construction on the N. &, S.  This district is making -wonderful  strides, it is easily justifying the prophesies���that it would be ''the greatest  white metal camp on earth."���  But Sir William had apparently viewed all kinds of scenery beforehand  eulogising on the brilliant prospects of  the Kootenay seemed somewhat out of  his line. When it came to mines, shippers, dividend payers, etc., he was interested and enquired regarding the  location of the Galena Farm, Fidelity,  and others.  Asked what ruining interests he held,  he said. "Personally 1 have not one  dollar in mining in the Kootenay. Not  through any lack in the stability of such  investments���1. have unbounded faith  in the resources of this country���but  simply because T do not consider it  good policy for an official of this road to  take part in the industry."  To the query, Will'the Bear Lake  branch be extended to Kaslo ? he said:  "1 know nothing of a proposed road to  Kaslo except what I have gathered  from the newspapers."  "'Is your   company    negotiating   to  purchase the K. & S."  "No."  "When will the Slocan river road be  completed"-'"  v-'The trains will bo running bv the  10th of next month."   ���  ���'Will much work be done from the  Nelson end of the Crow's Nest this winter:-"'  '���Well, really I don't know just what  ���will be done. 'Look up the supcrintendant of construction.' But Mi-. Haney  -was in Lethbridge.  "And the Crow's Nest road will be  delivering coal to Nelson a year from  now?"  ���"Yes."  "How about the Trail-Robson road:-'"  "Couldn't saw"  "Will the C. 'P.  R.  build  into Rossland ?"  "Probably."  "Is your company going to build a.  railroad from Telegraph Creek to Teslin Lake:1"  '���Couldn't say. The company has  engineers in that district lint only on a  scrutinising survey .Someone will undoubtedly build to the Yukon, but  .with this company it is entirely problematical as yet."'  'Have you considered the proposition  advanced'to have a Canadian mint?"  "I think it would be a benefit. Yes,  I think we ought to have a. mint. Put  me down as in favor of a Canadian  mint.'*  "To be established somewhere in the  west :<"'  "Certainly."  "New Denver, for instance?''  And the   president   of   the greatest  road, on earth smiled,  as the reporter  thanked him and proceeded to look up  SI.lt CIIARLES TUPPER.  "We are going to do some active development this winter on our properties  both here and in the Rossland district,"  said Sir Charles. "At present we are  negotiating' for other claims adjoining  the Exchange. A large force wili be put  to work shortly. I have great confi-  ence in our Rossland propertv, the Vol-  vol." "  Speaking of New Denver, he said:  "J had always thought from what I had  seen on paper that New Denver was a  larger town. But it is a beautiful spot.  Such a delightful location ;' 1 am highly  pleased with the scenery." Sir Charles  took occasion to make mention of the  'rapid-strides this country was making-  and the attention it was attracting in  the Old Country, speaking also of the  mining industry as one" of Canada's  greatest natural' resources.  Asked reg-ard ing the mint question,  Tupper refused to commit himself.  ".Ileally, you know," he said. "It is a  point on which I am not posted. T have  read and heard a great deal about this  Canadian mint .scheme since I have  been in the Kootenay; and I must confess that I have never as yet devoted  much attention to the subject. But if  you desire information,there is a gentleman here whom you should meet, one  whose reputation .as a financier is world  wide: I speak of the- general manager  of the Bank of Montreal. Come and let  me introduce vou to  Alii.   10.  S.  CLOUSTON".  arding-    free   sil  Asked   regarding    free   silver,   Mr.  Clouston  said:    "Oh!   free silver is a  practical   impossibility;   one   of. those  financial heresies that will come forward  at  rimes;   something   similar   to   the  system |of finance which,  under John  Law. made France rich for a few years  in the eaily part of the eighteenth" cen-  turv.    In the last presidential  election  in the United States W.  .1.  Bryan  was  supported by a large vote, but this was,  I believe, in a large measures due to the  faculty of the Western peoples of accepting   statements of   the   Bryanites   for  facts, and not to any  deep study of the  currency question." The  influences of  surrounding's also have a great deal to  do with it, as for instance,  the fanners  of the   state of Minnesota, who, when  wheat went up and  silver went down,  gave McKinley a majority of over 80,-  000 votes.    It would undoubtedly be a  very nice thing to have silver a better  price, but the government that tries to  remedy the present low price by legislation Avill fall.   As well try to regulate  the price of wheat by act of parliament.  "Do you consider that a Canadian  mint would be a factor in improving  commercial conditions in Canada?" he  was asked.  "I do not think Canada is in need of  a mint."  "Why?"  "Because we have currency enough  now. With a population of" 5,000,000  we have ��15,000,000 in gold and 85,000,-  000 fractional silver, sufficient as a basis  for our paper, and as a medium for settling foreign balances : the eagle to pay  our debts in the United States, and the  soverign for settlement of accounts in  Great Britain. We have $10,000,000 of  paper with which to carry on business  at home."  "Uncovered paper money, redeemable in gold, and no gold with which to  redeem it?''  "Baled on the stability of this DomitiT  ion; redeemable, practically speaking,  in any commercial commodity���wheat,  iron, gold if necessary. But we are not  asked to redeem thein in gold. If the  paper is as good as the gold why should  we be? The Canadian currency is the  most elastic in the world to-day. The  very fact that the governments of the  United States, Great Britain and other  countries have appointed commissions  of expert financiers to study our currency system with a view to improving  their own is fairly good evidence that  Canada's currency is all right. I don't  think Canada would be benefitted by a  mint. The paper is the most satisfactory token of exchange for use at home.  The gold, coined, would simply have its  bullion value abroad. We receive that  for it as it is. If a larger gold reserve  is deemed necessary why not a bullion  reserve ?"  Mr. C. Ashworth, who is associated  with Sir Charles Tupper in the Gold  Fields company and also the prime  mover of a London company to work  in the Klondike was somewhat enthusiastic over the attention that British  Columbian investments and Canadian  enterprises generallv were receiving in  the Old Country.  The party, after visiting the Coast,  will return to Montreal Via St. Paul  over the Soo road.  A farmer living" near Prescott, Ont.,  reports that be has discovered heavy  gold-bearing quartz on his farm.  Word has been received of the death  of Gen. Neal Dow, the veteran temperance leader, at his home in Portland,  Maine.  A steam drill for taking out the ore  has been put in at the iron mines a few  miles north of Kinmount, ;in North Victoria County.  While walking across the Welland  railway track at St. Catherines, Mrs.  Sarah/Bennett, an elderly lady, was  struck by a train and instantly killed.  Fred. Cope, late of Simcoe, Ont., a  member of the firm of Cope & Young,  who joined one of the earliest expeditions to the Klondike, has been drowned.  George McLury, Justice of the Peace  and Commissioner in the High Court on  the Muncey Reserve, near London, has  disappeared and no trace of him can be  found.  .Reports of dreadful losses by the  prairie fires are coining in daily from  Manitoba. Man}' lives have been lost  and dozens of cattle have perished in the  flames.  Lieut.-Col. Donald Campbell, registrar  of Halton Country, Out., died suddenly  this week while visiting his brother in  Iowa. The deceased was a prominent  member of the Masonic order.  The engagement of Mt. B. B. Osier,  the famous criminal lawyer of Canada,  and Miss Lily Ramsay, daughter of the  manager of the Canada Lite Company,  Hamilton, has been announced.  Many who a ,1'ew short months ago  started for the Yukon, with joyful anticipations of reaping a rich harvest in the  gold fields are now turning their faces  homeward sadder and wiser men.  The court stenographers of Montreal,  who struck last week for higher salaries,  have been notified that unless they commence work within twenty-foer hours  their positions will be thrown open to  competition.  Lieut.-Col. Domville, M.P. for King's,  N.B., is en route to Vancouver to get in  readiness his expedition to the Yukon  in the spring. He is accompanied by A.  T. Salisbury Jones aud G. Mortimer, of  London, Eng,  $1,520 in gold was the production last  week from "the two-stamp mill at the  Olive mine, at! Mine Centre. This is at  the rate of $66 per ton, exclusive of concentrates. An Indian has discovered a  rich, black sand containing gold at Mine  Centre.  The earnings of the Canadian Pacific  Railway for the last week in September  when compared with the corresponding-  period last year, show an increase of  $255,000, which goes to prove that there  is a great improvement in business  throughout the Province.  Geo. H. Lawrence, a well-known musician of Guelph, committeed suicide by  shooting himself on Oct. 2nd. He had  been subject lately to fits of despondency, owing to having met with a great  many reverses recently, and this is probably the reason for his action.  The famous Tarte-Grenier libel suit is  ended and Mr. Grenier has been found  guilty of the charge of libel "against J.  Israel Tarte. The latter is accordingly  jubilant over his success, although the  Gazette says: "It has been a dearly  bought victory for the Minister of Public  Works, and lie emerges from trie famous  trial with his reputation considerably  soiled."  James Devine, one of the members of  the expedition to the Klondike, which  left Hamilton some weeks ago, has returned home and confirms tlie account  already .published of the drowning of  young Patterson. After the loss of their  comrade the partv decided to postpone  their trip until spVing opens up the trails  to the gold fields. The rest of the party  will remain in the North-West this winter.  The Ontario Government has decided  that it can do nothing during the existence of the present licences to compel  the American holders of timber limits to  have the pine cut by them manufactured in this country. Lumbermen have  agreed to canvass every member of the  Ontario Government so as to have this  regulation included in the new licenses,  which will be issued about April 80th,  1898.  Lakeside was held by the Dominion Government until bonds were given for the  damages.  A great run was made on the city and  district Savings' Bank in Montreal, one  day this week. The crowd of depositors  who flocked to the bank was so great  that the Mayor of the city was called  upon to address them and to assure them  of the strength and safety of this old  financial institution. No reason for this  remarkable run can be found.  Four men living near Morrisburg,  Ont.,-.started on a fishing expedition on  Oct. 7th, taking with them a quantity of  dynamite. Two of the men, Jim Smyth  and Tom Fossell, were in the boat with  the dynamite, when Smyth accidentally  dropped a light and almost instantly a  terrible explosion followed, blowing  Smyth to atoms. Fossell was picked up  by the other men alive, but dreadfully  injured.  W. I-I. Ponton, the teller in the Dominion Bank, Napanee, has been arrested  and charged with the robbery of $32,000  from the bank. Ponton's arrest has  created a very unpleasant sensation, and  no one believes that he is guilty or connected in any way with the affair, as he  has always borne an excellent character  wherever he has been located. His  mother lives in Belleville and is well  connected.  Fire broke out in the broom factory of  tin���. .Cv ii'tray Prison, Toronto, on Oct. 4th,  while the prisoners were at work. Their  cries of lire, fire, were soon carried outside and the alarm was sounded, but  before the fire brigade arrived the flames  had made an awful headway and spread  to the twine factory. The prisoners deserve much praise for the orderly way in  which they conducted themselves. The  total loss will probablv amount to $65,-  O00.  Geo. B. Kirkpatrick, Director of Surveys, Crown' Lands Department, has  returned from his trip to the Rainy  River and Thunder Bay districts, and  says: "I have seen nothing so hopeful  as the present, outlook for mining in  North-Western Ontario. Mining in this  province has gone beyond the trial  stage, and there are undoubtedly many  mines of value/although a great distance  apart. A great many English capitalists  are going into the mining regions and  making enquiries with a view to purchasing locations. It is a pity in many  instances that prospectors do nol place a  more moderate value on their locations."  made on the Turrus "claim. In a two-  foot ledge,I which is cropping out for 250  feet across the claim about 10 inches of  quartz currying high values in native  silver, grey copper and galena has been  found. Not much work has been done  as yet, but further development is intended. The claim, which was located  in '(JO, is the property  of Amos Thomp-  AGAINST SILVER  son, of New Denver, and  W. W  of Winnipeg.  CHIKI'TO.V    BOXDJOO.  Dines,  For *r><>,OOO,   Seven    Mouths,    Working  the Property Continuously.  Maginnis, Clark and Brown at Sandon, 'bonded the Chiefton on Cariboo  creek, last Saturday to Pat Burns and  Win. MaeKenzie, of Toronto, for 850,-  000. No payment was made, the bond  calling for continuous work in development. Monday Clark and Maginnis  left with two men to make preparations  for working this winter. Neither Burns  or MacKenzie have seen the property,  but relied on the reputation of the owners for knowledge of its value!"'  Very high values were got last spring  from the ledge. A tunnel 85 feet long-  is now in, which gives a depth of about  85 feet. It is probable a lower tunnel  will be run to get greater depth, and if  this catches the .ledge the bond will be  taken up.  The Decision of the English  Cabinet Officials.  SEMI-OFFICIAL STATEMENT  England's Ultimatum not yet Received, but That it Will be Opposed  to Silver is Conceded.  K.   OIs'  JAT.L.  The ball given by the Knights of  Pythias on Monday evening, being- the  second of a series to be given by the  Order (luring the winter, was la pronounced success in every way: the  net result being a handsome addition  to the Lodge. Clover's hall was attractively decorated and the floorin  good condition. Forty couple, were  present, several being from Sandon and  Silverton. Mill ward ^orchestra furnished the music, which was of a high  order and all that could be desired.  Supper was served at the Newmarket.  The committee of arrangements for the  ball wore Messrs. Bowes, Bouch, Mc-  Gillvray. Bolander and Spaul; floor,  managers, Messrs. Spaul and Smither-  ingale.  KOSEIiEKY.  Many complaints are being made to  the Government at Ottawa regarding the  wholesale diversion of the natural gas  products of Ontario to the United States.  It is reported that the Standard Oil Co.  will soon monopolize the field and exclude^ Canadian customers, who are even  now charged double the price that United States consumers are charged. If the  present drain on the Essex and other  Ontario Counties is permitted to go on,  the gas wells will soon be exhausted  having yielded to the citizens of the  United States many millions of dollars  with no return to the people of Canada.  Dreadful bush fires have been raging  in Russels and Prescott counties, and  the following' appeal for help has been  made by the Mayor of Ottawa: "The  fearful fires which ravaged 300 square  miles of Russell and Prescott counties on  Tuesday last has resulted in the loss of  six lives, rendered 2,000 people homeless  and destroyed farms, dwelling, stores,  churches' schools and property generally  to the value of thousands of dollars.  Relief is urgently needed for the sufferers and we venture to appeal to charitably disposed people 'throughout the  Dominion to subscribe generously to the  fund which has been, opened." Contributions may be sent to Samuel Bingham,  Mavor of Ottawa.  Thetownsite of Rosebery has been  sold to an English syndicate, and A. M.  Beattie has been appointed general  manager as well as agent. Improvements are to be proceeded with immediately. A large recreation ground will  be laid out on "the lake front which will  be much appreciated by Denver and  Sandon people. Rosebery from its position is bound to become an important  Slocan town.  "PRESBYTERIAN   CHURCH    OPENING.  The new Presbyterian Church of New  Denver will be formally opened on  Sunday next, Oct. '24. Services morning" and evening as follows:  In the morning"' at 11 Rev. R. N.  Powell, of the, Methodist church, will  preach on "'Bronze and Lillies." In the  evening at 7 Mr. W. .1. Booth, Presbyterian missionary, will preach on "Delight in God's House." At both services  excellent music will be.rendered by the  choir. A special collection will be taken  up at each service.  Lodon, Oct. 16.���The British cabinet  this morning held its first annual meeting' at the foreign office. Premier  Salisbury presided, and all the ministers except Lord James, chancellor  duchy of Lancaster; Viscount Cross,  lord priv\r seal, and Mr. Walter Long,  president of the board of agriculture,  were in attendance. The i meeting  lasted two hours.  It is understood 'the question of reopening the Indian mints for the free  coinage of silver was not decided, but  the matter was discussed and will shortly form the subject of further communication between the chancellor of the  exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks Beach,  and the United States monetary commission. It is believed the British government has reached a decision not to  enter into the international monetary  conference. Further meetings with the  American commissioners will be held  simply because they have been previ-.  ously"arranged, as cabled last week.  ��� . SKMl-OPFK'lAIY STAT13MBNT.  The press association sends out the  following semi-official statement to  night :  "The cabinet considered the subject  in pursuance of the pledges given  in  their name by  Mr. A. J. Balfour, first  lord of the  treasury,  aud  Sir   Michael  Hicks-Beach, chancellor of the exchequer, in the house of commons, when the  resolution   favoring    co-operation    in  securing" a   stable monetary   par   exchange between  gold   and "silver  was  passed.   The chancellor of the exchequer and his colleagues still maintain the  position then taken, that the government can not alter the g-old standard in  the United Kingdom.    But they  have  in the interval1" consulted   the Indian  government with regard to the opening-  of the Indian mints" and a reply  has  been received which it is understood is  strongly adverse to the proposal.   Owing to  the   difficulties  raised in  India  and the opposition  in other quarters,  the cabinet felt that they are unable to  give an   immediate understanding in  regard to the Indian mints, but they  are apparently not indisposed to enter  into further negotiations, and it is expected that as tlie outcome of today's  ciibinet council the United States commissioners will shortly   have   another  interview with Sir Michael Hicks-Beach  and   that   diplomatic   communications  Avill be continued with the foreign powers more immediately concerned in the  rehabilitation of silver."  F It r S C O    HON O Is" D.  Amos Thompson associated with E.  Bremner, J. 'fait and Angus McGinn is,  has bonded the Frisco claim, adjoining  the Fidelity fiom Messrs. Williamson,  Iloitz and Byron. With careful examination it is hoped to find the Fidelity  ledge cutting clear across the claim. The  present owners started work on Monday  with four men. Cabins will be built and  some very careful prospecting done.  THK    C.VLirOKXLV     TO  SHIPMENT.'  MAKK    A  KKGAKDIXCi    EAST    KOOTENAY.  The steamer Lakeside, of Toronto,  dashed into the four gates at Lock No. 1  on the Welland Canal, causing much  damage and inconvenience to shippers,  vessel owners and also necessitating the  closing down of several factories in which  hundreds of  men   are employed.    The  Tom Lanigan returned last week from  a trip to East Kootenay, where he had a  good opportunity of investigating the  country's resources. Speaking of the  district between Golden and Fort Steele;  he says that there are a number of very  fine prospects but very little work has  been done. On the Spillornachene river  he saw some very line prospects of gold-  copper oris, assaying very high. The  Government is now building a road up  the river from the Columbia, aud it improbable considerable development will  be under way this winter. Up to date :  it has been impossible to interest capital j  in this district. I  Strike  on  Coat   HounUiin.  On the south slope of Goat. Mountain,  within three-quarters of a mile of New  Denver, a  good   strike   of rich    ore was  ; I-'rank Fortin, the AVhitewater packet,  i has taken a contract to bring down tiie  J ore taken out at the California during  j the past summer. Ten horses are to lie  j put On the trail and a, shipment made  | this week.  j In a recent account of the Slocan Hospital we ominitted the name of Julius  Wolff in connection with the. early days  of this popular institution Much of its  success was due to his services, and it is  with pleasure that Tin; Lki>i;io makes  motion of the fact Mr. Wolff is now  employed uf the Halycon Hot Springs  and from his past experience in the  Franco-Prussian Avar is qualified-for the  position he occupies in every particular.  It is reported by those who have  made the trip over the roa.d from Slocan  City to the Grossing, that this will be  the best piece of railroad in the mining  region of Hrish Columbia, because of its  uniformly level road bed and easy, if  anv. Lsrades.  Review     of   the   Questian.  London, Oct. 1.7.���The Sunday Times,  in a review of the bimetallic agreement  says: "It is an open secret that when  England was asked to join the bimetallic agreement the government replied  that public opinion  did  not favor any  alteration of the basis of England's currency,   but having" an   overwhelming  interest  in  seeing  a   monetary   peace  established  in  the  world, it  would be  glad to assist  in   the good   work,  and  basing" its action on  tins  resolution unanimously passed by tins   house of commons   offers,   which    all     tlie    liberal  members  of  the   government   of   Mr.  Gladstone offered before now regarding-  silver   in the   bank*  reserve   and   this  opening of the  India   mints  on certain  conditions. On this promise Mr. Wolcott  set to  work.     His  chances  of  success  seemed almost   hopeless,   but   he   succeeded   in   obtaining   the   promise   of  Francis  and   the   United   States to cooperate, by opening  their  mints  to silver.    In both respects  the  unexpected  happened.    The city  revolted,  thank.-'  to the letter published  at the time, and  egged by artful   newspaper  comments,  an outcry was  raised  which  resulted,  first, in a meeting of the clearing house  bankers,   and    next,  in a   petition  to  the.  chancellor   of   the exchequer.    In  spite of all this uproar, we do not. think  tins protest has much influence.    It has  clearly bore the influence of class ideas  that tins government,  whose duty it is  fo safeguard the interests of the whole,  was not duly impressed.  '-.A.'rainst this the city of Lancashire  weighs with its millions of workers, all  well disciplined, raising a crusade  against what they termed the setfishness  of rhe London bankers, who assumed  to dictate to the g-overnmenr upon what  is really an imperial question, and  which they claim shall be settled to suit  their interests." THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 21, 1897.  Fifth Year  PIGKINGS���  A    CASE   OF   YELtOW    FEVER.  Yes, I'm burning with the fever that has seized  the voung and old,  That has 'made the bold men crazy and the timid  women bold,  And no medicine can eure me hut a ton or two of  gold.  is there, where howls the  goes at sixty-five  That healing remedy  Borean breeze;  Where Mercury snow-ballin;  degrees.  And pitches icebergs playfully into the northern  seas.  This talk about tlie terrors of that land is gassy  blow���  (Now Wauglikin Miller says it is, and sure he  ought to know)���  "Where girls cut short their petticoats and wade  through mud and snow,  For bovs as old as even I there must be lhalf a  show.  The fields I long have tickled, they may go to  weeds and grass;  I'm tired of nursin' cabbages and all -'sich garden  sass; **  Tho'mud be deep as Hades or the ice a glacial  mass,  I'm bound to mount and straddle o'er the chilling  Chilcott pass.  Here pales the pale ghost of a chance to strike a  payin' streak,  Where the stomack of the market is dyspeptic, so  to speak,  And a wagon load of "tatters" constipates it for  a week.  So ho ! the land of midnight sun, however bleak  and rough,  Where waits in frozen gravel beds the dear almighty stuff  That all the world is grabbin' for and no one gets  enough.  I want to pry the nuggets from the ice-grip of the  mine;      '  I want to see them flicker in their heart-delighting shine,  As we saw them in the sluices in the days of forty-  nine.  A vision golden comes to me, again and yet again  In the daytime and the nighttime; when fever  warms my brain,  Of gold in all the streams that cut the Rocky  Mountain chin.  The Pelly, Stewart, Indian, and Alaskan streams  that hew  Down rushing from the realms of cloud the mountain barriers thro';  To me they tell their secrets and their treasures  give to view.  Gold over all the hroad expanse, where chill3 the  Arctic breeze,  In tlie gulches, creeks and rivers, by the inlets of  theseas.  Like to yellow autumn apples under snow beneath the trees.  The granite peaks born !of the womb of earth in  days ot old;  '"  To me their mysteries profound familiarly unfold;  Their hearts are precious treasures, their veins  of gold.  These are  the lofty kings who.se  crowns  are  wrought of ice and snow;  The sires of glaciers grinding down since ages  long ago,  Slow paving golden pathways to the somber seas  below. .^j&  I'm bound to reach that wonderland, whatever be  the price;      -       '  About the way of gettin' there I shan't be over.  nice;  I'll shoot it down by water or I'll sled it on the ice.  I'll skoot it down the chain of lakes, if thro' the  ice I lunge-  It cools a fever down sometimes to take an icy  plunge���  Tho' under the ice an hour or so, I won't throw  up the sponge.  Them river rapids���bugaboo! the leap with joy I  greet; '  Let chicken-hearted souls despair, and, terrified,  retreat;  I'll shoot the White Horse rapids if they fall a  thousand fee;  For that Klondike gleams before me, luring thou  sands with its shine;  Tho' a line of hungry lions by the growl and  whine,  The golden god still urges on to worship at his  shrine.  And I'm bound to yank the nuggets from the ice-  grip of the mine;  I burn to see the yellow stuff that riffle boxe3 line  As we saw it in the sluices in the days of forty-  nine,  ���Revulus Ro De Haver, in L. A. Herald*  many places from Quesnelle to Hazelton  on the Skeena; after that few are to be  seen, except at Telegraph creek. You  know probably that the bulk of heavy  provisions can be sent by boat to Telegraph creek from Victoria. This is  what I would do myself. Indians are  good men, ready to help and can be  relied on when properly treated and  may be of o-reat help, ftorses could be  replaced all the way to Hazelton, if any  died, though costing more than at Ashcroft, where they are very cheap.  "The great trouble in undertaking  such a trip now is,the lateness of the  season. In a very short time the grass  will be frozen and in that state it has  little nutriment and the horses are apt  to run away every night and hide, and  they play out very soon. In the spring  or summer it is a delightful trip. Fish,  grouse, ducks and rabbits are very  abundant; bears are plentiful and  deer are scarce.  "There has been a great deal of prospecting done for placers on that trail  and fair prospects have been found in  some places, but nothing striking as  yet. The portion between the Upper  Naas and the Stickeen would tempt me  to prospect, but I would not lose time  elsewhere. The trail does not strike  either Omenicaor Cassiar proper,where  gold was found in abundance, and  in getting into Omenica by Stuart lake,  one gets out of the way, and it is hard  to reach the trail again. I have surveyed large tracts of land about that  way���on the Nechaco and Bulkley  valley.  "I will be leaving the coast about the  end of October or beginning of November for the upper Youkon, but I will go  by Telegraph creek. As it will be too  kite to take the Stikeen by boat,! will  stiike a new road which I know from  Kitamat, on Gardner's inlet, to Telegraph creek. The heavy part of my  baggage will be sent beforehand by  boat.  "If one would care to go on to the  Pelly, instead of the Lewes, the headwaters can be reached from Telegraph  creek with horses.  "Hoping this will be of some use to  vou, I remain, vours truly,  A. L. Poudrier.  ESJJSEW&  of and absorb our share of the annual  production of silver, which is for the  whole world only about five per cent,  of the present available supply.  How would silver get into circulation  under free coinage?  Under free coinage the owner of silver  bullion would take it to the mint and  have it coined into dollars.   With these  dollars he   would   pay   his employees,  purchase his supplies, pay his taxes,  deots   and   all   other expenses.    The  persons thus receiving them l would in  like manner pay their debts and liabilities and meet their, expenses.   Thus it  would make its rounds and find its way-  through   the   entire community.    Not  only would it at once enter into circulation, but lit would have the   effect of  bringing a large amount of money into  use that is now lying idle.   As silver  floated out into the channels of trade it  would raise prices and stimulate business.   When prices rise money always  comes from its hiding places for investment.    When property is going up men  will buy it,  expecting to reap a profit  from the rise.    When prices advance���  property becomes dearer���it means that  money is  getting cheaper.   This   explains why it is that in seasons of falling  prices   and  business stagnation   there  always seems to be a superabundance  of money.   That is, a large amount of  idle money for which there is no use.  It ought to be apparent that if silver  bullion cannot be coined, it is utterly  impossible for it to get into circulation.  If it can be coined there is at least  a  country 'only with sword ri hand, in  quest of conquest. The rule is absolute,  and no Sultan can escape from it. But  by a comical "subterfuge the Sultan of  Turkev was able to visit the exhibition  in 1867 held in, Paris. The Turkish  Journals announced that the French  Government had very graciously ceded  its entire territory to' the Sultan' during  his stay in France. In this way tradition aiid principles were duly maintained, and the Sultan grealty enjoyed the  hospitality of Napoleon 'ill., without  ceasing to inhabit an Ottoman possession.  The diplomatic authorities readily-  lent themselves to this amiable conquest, and it was with the utmost gallantry that the Sultan restored France  to her former owners just before he embarked for Constantinople.���Cassell's  Journal.  SCIENCE   AND   THE   MOSQUITO.  truths respecting the  modern   science   has  chance for us all to get some of it.   L?,t  us take that chance.  PI-UCKING   THE   INNOCENT.  GOLDEN QTJIRIES, SILVERY TRUTHS.  Of  great  THE   OVERLAND   ROUTE.  Detailed  Descrix>tion by Surveyor  Poudrier.  A. L.  H. A. McClure, of Spokane, who is  planning to go to the Klondike by the  overland route in the spring, wrote to  A. L. Poudrier, the Canadian land surveyor, for fuller information as to the  condition of the trail from Ashcroft to  Teslin Lake and for his estimate of the  difficulties to be met on the way. Following is the more important part of  Mr. Poudrier's reply:  Trail, B. C, Sept"! 26���H. A. McClure,  Dear Sir.: I have your letter asking  for information about the trail to Teslin  lake. I have not the distances with  me here and11 do not care to give them  from memory. I have surveyed the  whole way aiid the actual map is made  from my notes to Telegraph creek and  from there to Teslin from my brother's  survey. About the middle of the week  I will send you the exact figures. In  the meantime I will give you the following information:  "At Quesnelle, on the Carriboo road,  flour is milled and can be bought more  cheaply than: at Ashcroft. Beans are  grown there ;ind can be bought for a  small sum, and thus save the packing  for a long distance. Horses can be got  cheap nt Ashcroft or at Quesnelle.  "^ou cross the Fraser at Q.uesnelle  on a scow and the pack trail is very  good from there to the Hudson Bay  Company's post at Fort Fraser. After  that you do not follow the trail to  Stewart lake, as 1 see proposed in the  newspapers, but you go all the way to  Hazelton by a good trail following'the  telegraph line along the En-da-ko  valley and the Bulkley or Ha-gwil-get  river".  "At Hazelton you cross the Skeena  river by swimming your horses and  using canvass for baggage. You then  follow an old Indian and cattle trail to  the Indian village of Kuldo, on the  Skeena river. Then the trail strikes  north, following a small stream falling  into the Skeena. then two streams  forming the headwaters of the Naas  further forming the headwaters of the  Iskoot, thence the first south fork of the  Stikcen to its mouth and crossing tho  Stikeen at Telegraph creek. j  "This trail is part way surveyed for J  the old telegraph and partly on an old I  Indian trail used by white men about i  20 years ago to drive cattle to Cassiar.  The latter portion is bad in the way of j  new growth and fallen trees, but that!  is all. For a big party with men ahead  with axes, it would he ail right.  "I can not toll what improvements  have been made from Telegraph creek  to Teslin Lake, hut anyway the old  trail was fairly good.  ''Indian   villages    sire  met   with   in  At this time when the question  silver coinage is agitating the  financial centres of the world, we of a  silver producing camp, ought not to be  at a loss to know for ourselves something about the question. BeloAv are  some of the gold inonometallists pet  questions and following' are the bimet-  allists answers :!  Was not the demonetization of silver  in 1873 due to its overproduction as  compared with g'old ?  It was not due to the overproduction  of silver, because for many years prior  to ,1873 the world's production of gold  had been three times as great as that of  silver, and in 1873 silver bullion was at  a premium of 3 per cent, over gold.  How does the] world's production of  gold and silver for the last 100 years  compare with each other ?  Between the years 1792 and 1892 the  world's production of gold exceed that  of silver about 8800,000,000.  What is the ratio of the two metals as  they exist by weight in the world today available for money ?  It is about 15�� to 1, which means that  there are only about sixteen times  as many tons * of silver in the world  available for money as there are tons of  gold.  What, therefore, is the natural ratio  between silver and ��-old?  Sixteen to one is tne natural ratio between ' silver and gold bullion, and  would "manifestly be the present commercial ratio had not there been legal  interference.  To whose advantage is it that nations  have been induced to adopt the gold  standard ?  To the advantage of all creditor nations, espcially England. Two hundred  million people now use gold alone as  redemption money, who in 1873 used  both gold and silver; hence the constant rise in the power of gold (and the  money based on gold) which rise shows  itself in the fall of prices of commodities.  A Wily Fakir Who Was "Done"  Earmovs.  by  the  Would   not   Europe continue   as  at  E resent to i depress! the price of silver  ullion ?  North and South America produce 75  per cent, of all the silver now being produced in the world and ten times as  much as Europe does, so that the United States and the other countries of the  western continent could easily control  the price of silver bullion regardless of  other nations.  Why not put more silver in the silver  dollar so as to make the bullion and face  values equal ?  Because this disagreement is due to  adverse legislation", which, when corrected, will restore the parity by reducing the demand for gold and increasing  the demand for silver. Besides, we  would be foolish to undervalue our own  products.  Will not the people object to using  much silver on account of its bulk?  Silver certificates, as now used, will  easily float all the silver that may be  presented.  Would their be vault room for the  storage of so much silver?  All the silver coin and bullion in the  world could be put in a room sixty-six  feet square, silver being, like gold, a  a precious metal. All the gold coin and  bullion in the world can be put in a  room twenty-two feet square and  twenty-two feet high, which shows how  easily it may be "cornered."  Would not the free coinage of silver  so stimulate the production at the mines  as to create a  Hood of the white metal?  The annual output of gold and silver  is small and is hardly live per cent, of  the present supply." so that it would  takes twenty years' before the present  amount of the metals is doubled, and  that would not more than keep pace  with the increase of population and  wealth of the world.  What, then, is really the only problem  that we as ii nation have to solve regarding the free coinage of silver?  We have practically only to take care  "No," said the soap fakir to a group  of people that had gathered around  him, according to the Cleveland Leader, "there is no use talking to me about  the innocence of the countrymen. He  may buy a gold brick occasionally or  sign a blank cheque and lose his farm,  but, as a rule, he can take care of himself just as well as the next one, and  generally a little better. If I knew as  much as some farmers I would not  be in this business, and you can gamble  on that.  "Why, say, do you know what happened to me the last time I was down  in the country? I got pinched, that's  what I done. ' I got my satchel out in  front of the hotel in a Httle town, about  30 miles from here and began to do a  few tricks to draw a crowd.  "After I'd made an egg disappear and  pulled a few knots open for them, I  says: 'Now, gentlemen, I'm goin' to  show you a trick that nobody else on  earth" has ever attempted. "You see  my hat here? Well, we'll imagine for  the time bein' that it's a flower pot.  Out of this hat I'm goin' to make a bush  grow up, and when I've done'that I'll  make every leaf on it turn into a ��5  note.'  "What? Did I do it? Of course I  did ! But, say, do you know what come  of it? Blamed if they didn't arrest  me and fine me $15 for raisin' bills,  which the Justice of the Peace said was  'contrary to the stetoots made and provided.'  "Well, I sort of had a hankerin' to  know whether they done it in good  faith or just because they thoug-ht I  was easy pickin',and what do you think  I found out? Why, the people of that  town hadn't paid any taxes for eight  years. They d actually been runnin'  things by pluckin' just such innocent  fellows as me.  "Now, g-entlemen, there's a Si bill  in one of these little packages. Who  will give me 10 cents now for the first  choice?"           SHE    CAME   BACK.  There are four  mosquito which  established:  First���A mosquito cannot live in air  free from malarial poison. Untainted  air has the same effect on him as a  healthy community on a doctor. It de-  priveshim of patients, and he must g"o  to less-favored localities to practice.  Second���The lymph, which flows  through an automatic valve when it inserts its proboscis, contains a modified  germ of the malarial fever, and, according to the well settled law of inoculation,  the introduction of the weak germ renders harmless an attack by the strong  germ.  Third���The mosquito never swallows  human blood. It cannot. The fact that  its body becomes discolored and swelled  tvhile probing is caused by the discoloration of the lymph in contact with the  blood and the muscular effort of inserting-the probe.  Fourth���A mosquito will never insert  its lancet in a person not susceptible to  an attack of malaria. In this respect its  sense is imore accurate than the most  skilled and experience pathologist.  This also proves not only its unerring  instinct but that it never wounds unnecessarily. Its thrusts are those of a  skilled and humane surgeon, and even  more unselfish, for hope of a fee never  quickens him, nor does the malediction  of his patient deter him in the fulfilment of his duty.���Ex.  Two new asteroids have been discovered between Mars and Jupiter by M.  Charlois, of Nice, bringing' the number  discovered by him now up to 86. Palisa,  the Austrian astronomer, has discovered 83.  I have received  mv stock of.  Being rich and proud the old railroad  magnate would give a reasonable fortune if this incident in his career had  never become public. He had left his  office one afternoon and in front of the  building found a crowd, attracted by a  passing' procession. He was pressing  his way through when stopped by a  brilliant handsome woman whose face  wore a troubled look.  She wanted to reach a street in the  northwestern part of the city, and was  at a loss what route to take. He gallantly helped her out of the crush, put  her on the right car and told her where  to get off. Wanting to know the time  a few minutes later he dove into his  watch pocket, only to lind   it unoccu-  Eied. A little profanity'was followed  y a chuckle, for the watch was a cheap  affair he was carrying while his timepiece was being repaired.  He had never suspected the beautiful  young lady, but the next day she appeared in tears and restored the stolen  watch. She was sorely pressed for  money, had no one to whom she could  go for help and had yielded to a momentary impulse. Biit her conscience  gave her no rest until she repented and  made restitution She had thrown herself on his mercy and the old gentleman  was deeply moved.  He insisted on her taking $50, to be  returned if she was ever in a position  to repay, otherwise to be!regarded as a  gift. Overcome by a joyful reaction,  she almost fainted and would have  fallen but for the support of her benefactor. When she was gone he felt as  a man who had done a good deed, and  was on the best of terms with himself.  He even looked in the glass to smile  congratulations at himself.  Then he discovered that his big diamond pin was gone. The long- pocket-  book was missing from the inside pocket  of his coat. With a weak hand he  reached for his own ��50!) chronometer,  and that, too, had vanished. He told  no one but his wife, whom he swore to  secrecy. That is how the affair got out.  ���Detroit Free Press.  WHEN    TURKEY     OWNED     FRANCE.  Fall  and  Winter  Goods  and invite  the people  of the Slocan to  call in and inspect them.  HI A. WILSON,  The reliable Slocan Tailor,  Williamson Block, New Denver, B.  It may not be generally known that  there is in Europe one monarch, and  only one, who never quits his dominions. That is the Sultan. This Commander of the   Faithful  can  leave  his  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining*  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDON & BARRETT  J       I      I  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each  S1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver  -3 00  Silver and Lead  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis) ."  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 /SO  Gold, Silver and Copper  3 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  4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and  percentage  of Coke, if Coking  Coal)  4 0  Terms: '.Cash With .Sample.  June 20th. IRfio.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  And yon  will feel as thongh  yon were having  a Holiday in  Paradise. *Wkm:WkW��:  The smoke  from the *n  TRAIL  Will be seen in  many monntain saloons  before the hills are  nrach older^^^^^^: ^fth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 21, 1897.  3  5H0RT5IQRiESfH| \\��B&  AND  ABIN  "AS   OTHERS   SEE   US.'  To the Editor of The Ledge,  From the Prospector to the Mining Expert.  'Ere's to yer���a man o' wisdom  An' yer knowledge of earth's wealth,  If you'd shell out for the whiskies  Shure I'd like ter drink yer 'eaitli  But aa yer "capital's" composed  Of gaiters pluss your gall,  It aint ter be expected  That you'll stand drinks for all.  If when winter snows come round  For money you are stuck  Just come, to us we'll club around j.  And send you home for luck,  For though we takes in all yer says  When you coine as a "buyer,"  We puts yer down for what yer are���  A most confounded liar.  From the Mining Expert to the Prospector.  Farewell thou Hard worked .son of toil ,  I'm going to spread my wings,  Good-bye to "rcglar Klondikes,"  Farewell to "real good tilings,"  I'm sorry much to lind you think  Our heads are wooden bowls,  We're not such fools to stick our brass  Into your three-foot holes.  Keep them for those smart cute Yanks  You get from "cross the line,"  And when they're bust just think lo us  For theSiikeof Auld LaiigSyius ,   .  Then in our town we'll drink to you  And toast you o'er our glasses  Tho' as a class, we must, alas,  Vote you big D'd asses.  the  testing our  Tins man who overheard, to himself!  "Dear! dear! but what a deal of truth  They've flung sit one another !  One's a fool, and so help me Bob,  So's the blooming other."  Dal:  "Revelstoke Station, B.C., Oct 11,1897.  GHOSTS   IN    MINES.  Why  Rich   Mine   in "California   Was  Abandoned.  Early  my luck  last winter I determined to try  among- the mines of California.  Previous experience with both placer  and quartz mining- earlier in life made  me feel quite positive that I could make  a fair living" at least, and with that confidence and little else I started out.  I prospected at various places in  Mariposa, Madera, Tulumne and Calaveras counties, with but little success  and many hardships, and it was, therefore, with weary feet I approached  Bunker Hill from Murphy's camp, in  Calaveras, for the love of gold that  leads to the search of it is merciless in  its urging, and many a heart grows  heavv under the whip of greed. And  so it "came about that when near the  road leading to Sonora, I espied a miner's cabin squatted near the dump of  an abandoned mine, with its grizzled  and hairv occupant sitting red-slurted  in the flame of the setting sun, there  came that yearning for rest and human  companionship which even the lust foi  gold cannot wholly extinguish.  On arriving closer to the cabin I observed that the only mining thereabouts  was carried on by the old shuce and  riffle method. The abandoned mine  proved to be a bed-rock tunnel, which  had been run into the mountain for the  purpose of tapping some channel or  vein.  To my surprise the occupant proved  to be an acquaintance of long ago���a  man who had spent forty  life among California  membered him well,  remember me, for   I  from  my own  with the  years of his  mines.     I  rebut   he   did not  was a mere boy  when he last saAvme in Amador county.  Charlev Dav, as I knew him,  was a  cultured" and   energetic   young man,  and r almost immediately inquired why  he should spend his life in   such   a deserted pan of the world.  "Well," he replied,  "I only work a  few hours a dav, read the city papers  whenever   thev" arrive   by   the stage  Ansel's camp, draw pictures  tor  " ......   SqU.ire  life do  vou want ? "There is plenty of room for  a partner; so if vou want to share wit,!  me I will be glad to have you."  I accepted his generous invitation.  We sluiced for several weeks and made  a vcrv good living; but the game was  too small for me. I wanted something  big.  "Well, I'll tell you what  I'll do with  you," volunteered   Mr.   Day.    "I   will  o-ive you the historv of that big tunnel  over there, and if you will work it with  me vou will do something that no resident of this countv has had the courage  to do.    The story'of the tunnel is this :  "It is believed bv all the miners who  ure acquainted with  this district that  somewhere near the head of the tunnel  there is a contact of three large veins ;  at least two���that upon which the famous Ucica is situated, and the other the  old Sheep llanch lode.   If the contact is  there, surelv a pocket of almost pure  gold will be'found���amounting to perhaps millions of dollars.     A wealthy  o-entleman from San Andreas located  the "-round and had the tunnel run in  to tap the veins, and   employed  Jack  Morlev  as his   mine   forman    with  a  number of Chinamen to do the drifting.  Jack remarked to me once that if there  was anvthing big to be found he would  not get left fbut he did get left���in a  verv different  wav���one night   about  twoVears ago.    He had a habit of going  into'the tunnel alone nights for the purpose of   timbering,   which   is   a very  dangerous thing to do unaided. I often  warned him that if he was not careful  he would get caught in a cave, with  no one in reach to save him.   Finally,  one Monday morning,, when the Chinamen went "in to work they found an  immense cave about one hundred  feet  from the end of the tnnnel���and the  foremen missing.   "No one was in the  mine on Sunday, and there was no tell-  in0" when or how the cave occured, or  wliether poor Morlev was under or behind it.    The owner was notified and  an extra force of Chinamen put at work  clearing away the debris.    They made  verv little headway, for as fast as  the  boulders   were   taken    away,    others  would fall from a distance  of -20  or  25  feet   above.     The   Chinamen  became  superstitous and claimed   they heard  and saw all sorts of queer  things ; one  even  going so  far  as to assert that a  white object was standing on top of the  caves and rolling big rocks down at the  workers.    Then they refused to  even  enter the tunnel, and the imprisoned  foreman was left there to occupy the  place as his grave. The mine was then  closed down and has not been opened  since. Shortly afterwards the owner  was murdered and robbed by an unknown person a short distance from  San Andreas, and as the assessment  work has not been done, the claim is  open for location. Now, if you are  willing to face a ghost I'll go with you.  What do you say?"  "I am ready to meet a ghost every  dav of mv life, if there is a million dollars of "gold in sight," I answered,  although! must admit I felt a little  nervous.  The next morning Ave entered  tunnel for the purpose of  nerves and ascertaining the  requirements of the undertaking.    We found  everything in perfect condition as far  in as the cave, and came out uninjured.  That certainly was encouraging.    We  then purchased enough timber to carry  us through the loose/ground, and went  to   work uncovering   the   car   track.  There "was enough room on either side of  the tunnel to temporarily dispose of the  loose earth ; and again," we considered  it a good idea to keep our movements  secret, and so long as we could dispose  of the ground inside,  the neighboring  miners would know nothing of the big-  pocket Ave expected to find." We worked   industriously    for   several   weeks,  expecting   every day to  uncover the  remains of poor Morlev.   In six weeks  time we cleared the tunnel of the obstruction.   The next thing Avas to explore the remaining distance and find  the ghastly spectacle of a human skeleton.   But the path was not so clear as  Ave expected, for there seemed to be a  Avhite object ahead of  us visuble one  minute and gone the next.    Neither of  us   believe   in    visible    ghosts;   and  further, all evidence proved the vision  to be a life-like object, but Avhat it could  be avc did not knoAv.     We,  therefore,  acted very cautiously.   We visited the  place day"after day," only   to   see the  same object.   It seemed a pity to desert  after the application of so much energy  and courage, especially Avhen  the contact of veins might be but a feAV feet  ahead of the drift.   That thought gave  us rcneAved courage, and armed Avith a  crow bar and a shot g,un,Aveadvanced���  prepared for the Avorst.  We entered cautious, yet our every  moveiuent''-seemcd to crack a timber.  We went ahead steadily, only to find  the object of our fear to "be a gleam of  light from an air shaft connected Avith  tlie tunnel. It seemed strange to us  of its existence , yet it showed signs of  a great deal of use.  We courageously started ahead again,  certain of.victory���and a skeleton.  We Avere soon at the head of,the  drift, but no human being, dead or  alive, did we find. But instead lay uncovered the long-sought-for contact of  three of the prettiest veins of quartz  that ever miner set eyes on, and Avhat  must have been an immense pocket of  gold���gone !���San Francisco News Letter.  of his tribe. Among the ChicasaAvs  stealing is punishable by death, it  seems, and this young-buck had thrice  been convicted of larceny. The chief  of the tribe, avIio alone could save him,  refused a- pardoiymd there was nothing  to do but carry out the sentence.  "The condemned man was placed in  a Avagon and driven to a graveyard  just east of the little village, where he  had been tried. He descended from the  Avagon Avith a stoical demeanor, walked  to Avhere his-grave had been freshly  dug and surveyed it Avith apparent unconcern. Then he knea.lt and prayed  with a preacher avIio had knoAvn him  from boyhood. Arising he walked  firmly to the head of his grave, Avhere  he took his seat upon a large stone,  facing death with a courage that seemed sublime.  "After saying a few words in Avhich  he-advised "all the young men of his  race to take warning and lead honest  lives, lie Avas blindfolded and a second  later the sharp report of a dozen Winchesters rang out, and his earthly existence Avasended.  glOAV  worm  'gins to  Avith   Hamlet   says,  "The  sIioavs the matin to be near, and  pale his ineffectual fire���adieu, adieu,  Hamlet���remember mc?"  Yes, to be sure.   And then?  Why, then, you know, as Ave could  not make much of the gloAv-worm on  the stage, itAvas agreed to introduce the  cock-croAv.  But your part in the tragedy ?  It wiis I Avho plaved tliecock?  ��^'%/,V%'-fc^%'-%/**V��>'fc/*a/-fc'-*-^^ is*  S1IK   AVAS    KXCUSKI).  An old lady Avhose early home was in  in Concord, Mass., relates that she was  once on her tardy way to school, crying  in anticipation of disgrace and possiale  punishment, Avhen a "deep voice by her  side said :  "What is troubling you my cnild ?"  Between her sobs Annie explained.  "'I will write a note to your teacher,  asking her to excuse you,"'' said the  stranger quietly.  The little girl" protested. He did not  know her teacher. It Avould be of no  use. But the big black-haired man had  written a few words on the page of his  note book and, tearing out the leaf,  handed it to the child.  "If you give your teacher that I think  she will excuse'you," he said smilingly.  Still unbelieving, the little girl handed the scrap of paper to her teacher,  avIio read its contents and promply excused the delinquent.    The note' read :  "Will  Miss excuse Annie for  being late and oblige her most obedi-  ALLEGED   HUMOR.  Fair Customer���Is this Western beef ?  Eastern ;Butcher (proudly)���No, madam, Ave don't deal in steers from the  rowdy West. This beef, madam, is  from a highly cultivated and refined cow,  formerly of Boston.  Why were you discharged from your  last place*? asked the merchant of the  applicant for a situation.  I was discharged for good behaviour,  sir.  Wasn't that a singular reason for discharge?  Well, you see, good behaviour took  nine months off my sentence.  Mistress���Bridget, didn't your company stay until a rather late hour last  ���night?  ill roight, mem; he be  couldn't go to bed  The  Windsor  Restaurant  Is one of the Best and Ag-ed Csifes  of the  Silvery Slocan.  fc%/-v%^  IN KEAV DENVER,  It was in operation when  Bridget���It's  and he  ent servant,  oblige  Daniel Wehstek.''  PROUD    OF   HIS   PART.  THEV "HCAVJs: TlirSItt MONEY'-WASHED  . Singular as such a proceeding may  seem, there are many people avIio have  their money, their loose change���gold,  silver, and copper���Avash'ed each day,  before they handle or pocket it, said  the chief counter clerk at tho City bank:  The Avriter had been telling Iioav he  knoAv an elderly   ��.  means   avIio,   when  ���entleinan   of  large  he received any  change during the daytime, Avould put  this all together in ' a separate bag.  When OA'ening" came he would make a  careful count,"'and then hand the change  over to a servant to be thoroughly  Avashed in soap, soda and water. It  Avas amusing to Avatch the gingerly  fashion in which he handled any piece  of money that Avas -still unwashed,miser-  lv though he Avas.  " The bank clerk continued : We meet  Avith coins that have been in the hands  of many such people, for of course Ave  can easily tell Avhen money has recently  been washed, and a certain elderly  lady, a Avoman of very large means,  alwavs, Avhen she draws a sum in gold,  at once hands it over to an old servant  Avho accompanies her, to be Avashed in  disinfecting fluid.  Every clerk in our bank, too, has for  veavs known an ielderly gentleman, a  retired war-office official, Avho seems to  have a nervous habit of polishing up,  with a piece of Avash-leather that has  been a "watch-poke," and that he carries in his Avaistcoat pocket, every gold  and si ver coin he lays his hands on.  All the time he is" talking to anyone  he knoAvs well, he is burnishing the  coins to a most brilliant degree. There  are lots of people, too, Avho will eternally rub two coins together. I can recognise such coins jat once���but the  coin-washing people are quite numerous.    MATERIALIZED    PRAYER.  Once upon a time sickness came, to  the family of the poorly paid pastor of  a country church. It Avas Avinter and  the pastor Avas in financial straits. A  number of his Hock decided to meet at  his house and offer prayers for the  speedv recovery of the sick ones and for  material blessings upon the pastor's  family. While one of the deacons was  offering a fervent prayer for blessings  upon tlie pastor's household there Avas  a. loud, knock at the door. When the  door Avas opened a stout farmer boy was  seen, wrapped up comfortably.  "What do you Avant, boy ?'" asked on  of the elders.  "I've brought pa's prayers," replied  the boy.  "Brought pa's prayers?  What do you  A respectable-dressed man, on meeting a distinguished actor, claimed his  acquaintance on professional grounds.  I don't remember you, my  said the actor.  good sir.  Nevertheless avc have often played  together in Hamlet. You remember  Horatio ?  You have never played Horatio to my  Hamlet.  Certainly not. But you remember  that Horatio, describing the ghost's disappearance, says, "But even then the  morning" cock crew aloud; and at the  sound it shrunk in haste away and vanished from our sight:-"'  Well, Avhat then?  The iHiost at the close of his intervieAV  on. the force,  ahny Avay.  Barker���I claim that every Avoman has  a right to wear any kind of clothes that  she likes. If she wants to appear, upon  the streets in bloomers, or even tights,  that'should be her privilege.  Dunning:���Do you mean to tell me that  you would extend that privilege to all  women?  Barker���Well, to all except members  of my own family.  Pugilism has a few compensations���  Corbett is playing ball for $300 a day,  while Sullivan is flirting Avith the mayoralty chair in Boston, Where is Fitz-  simmons?   c  It seems that a lawyer is something of  a carpenter. He can file a bill, split a  hair, chop logic, dovetail an argument,  make an entry, get up a case, frame an  indictment, empanel a jury, put them in  a box, bore a court, chisel a client, and  such things.  In some parts of Central and South  Africa a single firefly gives so much light  that it illumines a AA'hole room. The  British residents catch them in order to  find the match-box or lamp.  When a man becomes famous, itAVOuld  seem that every man in the country  went to school with him.  Isaacstein���Dat vas a quveer t'ing vot  happendt to Rosenbaum's store. Dere  vas a purglary undt a -shmall fire der  same nighd.  Cohenstein���Yes ; Rosenbaum toldt  me dot he come oudt schoost even.  Couldn't Do It- Himself���Weary���  Yes'nv: I discuvverccl a wery rich gold  mine inS&lasky.  She (interested(���And didn't you stake  a claim?  Weary���No'm. Yer see, labor's so  high up"dere dat I couldn't afford ter  hire a man ter drive de stakes in fer  me.  A\Tas turned against the country, and, now that|the  gloom of the Argonaut clays lias disappeared; it looms  up brighter than ever as  .... A place where any  . . . . appetite can be satiated.  COME EARLY AXD AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacobson & Co.  <L%,  /V^'V"��/*��k^',V,V^-%/,'&^/%^V,^'V*^^  ^  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has 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 Buckley, Prop.  OTEL SANDON,  7r\     ^K     tK     7ft     ^     ^  Sandon, B.C.  T*HIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name,, is  well equipped to aceommodate a large  number of G-tiests. 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.  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  Tne  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L*  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  Rosebery  The  the C.  northern connecting" point of  P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  Mining Properties of  all kinds wanted for  English market.  Send full particulars to  Has the only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  ArlineteR Hetc  .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 & Henderson.  Mining Broker  RICHARD PLEWMAX  P. O. Box 750, Rossland, 13.  O  mean  v>"  "Yep ; brought hi.? prayers' an' they're out in the wagon. Just help me an'  well get'em in."  Investigation disclosed the fact that  '���pa's prayers" consisted of potatoes,  flour, bacon, corn meal,'turnips, apples,  warm clothing and a lot of jellies fortius  sick ones. The prayer meeting adjourned in short order.  An Indian    Stoic's    Dentil.  "Whilst in the Chicasaw nation a few  weeks ago," said Mr. W. F. Worden of  Little Rock, at the Shoreham, "I saw a  young Indian, a full blood, pay the  death" penalty for violation of the  laws  <3)  ....��.. ��!.|J.(��MI(.����!.I1!@.^  DR. A. MILLOY,  ��  Room 17, Black's Hotel.  Sandon.  is ��Ml��  IS G/J||l����  10(2/^��  What do you suppose she saw in hi in?  He has a lovely  '97 diamond  frame  tandem.  Rosebery  It is at Eosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees 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  the townsite, 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  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  <%.   -^   i^,   ^,   -^.   <^,   ^,  -%>   ^   ^>   ���������*"***������.   "ft-   '%-   -*%-  *&���   -%.   ^   -^   ^   -^   "fe-  are  k-  -^  -%-   -%���  **>  -%���  -���%"  '���*''%���'%'%'  '%. ^ ���^  '������'*.���'���*''%'���'%'  -^ -"V ���*���  -tb-  "%-  "*&  ^  ���^  -^  /^.  *"5fc.    -^    ""V     "^  -^fe,     ^.    -^.  '%.'%,'%>'%>  ���*,     ^    <*���  The assessment is $2 in dust.  Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value  If you  take a  vou.  going to the Klondike  copy of THE LEDGE with  journey  It  will cheer  to   that  you  mecca  on  the  of  gold  vers.  iZ3EE2K3SaSSELS  TmKTStisriztSTWji iii asums'i'ssrtT''rliiftiti��aia!Ji3MiuiiiWHiiiiH h����  SILVERTON, B. C.  Terms, -J cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent.  Is the leading hotel of the  city, and headquarters for  Mining and Commercial men.  The house is new, the rooms  all plastered, and the furniture in use is of the latest  and most serviceable patterns  The service in tlie Dining room is the best that can be  i rovided. The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. JAMES   BOWES. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 21, 1897.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday. '  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION7" KATES:  Three months  - .7/i  Six "  l-2:>  Twelve   :i      2M>  Three ykahs 5M  raiisient Advertising, 2fi cent.* per line first in  sertion, 10 cents |)er Hue subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pajier if you wish. Always send something- jrood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we will do the rest.  ��� THURSDAY OCTOBER.   21, 1897.  ; from a Canadian point of view. We  j need but refer to the exciting" headlines in which the British Premier is  just now represented to be afraid of a  conference with Japan and Russia in  the seal question. Ol course, those of  us who have spent years in the states  know how a little spice of this kind is  necessary to flavor news, but the  remarkable good sense of our cousins  is never better illustrated than by  amusing themselves, harmlessly, at  the tail-end. of the lion.  .NATIONAL      ISIOJOTKV,  "LIST   WEIL   ENOUfiH   ALOXK.  Among the legion of absurdities  and vanities which afflict humanity,  the desire to. unduly extol one nationality at the expense of another is undoubtedly the most foolish, as well as  mischevious. It has its root in the  worship of ancestors, whose alleged  virtues were, at best, of doubtful  quality. When this sentimental folly  takes the practical shape of cultivating animosity between neighbors  whose mutual interest it is to be  friends, then the thing of sentiment  becomes a dangerous virtue.  A recent number of the Spokesman-  Review calls our attention to this disagreeable subject by a reference to  an article in the Trail Creek News,  which the Review states is calculated to stir up ill-feeling between  Canadians and Americans. It appears that at the recent procession of  the Spokane fruit fair the committee  permitted the British flag ,to be seen  in company with the flags of other  nations, whereupon a few individuals  with more patriotism than prudence,  made a rush for the offensive emblem, but were promptly suppressed  by the police, who drove the leaders  back to the saloon from which they  'emerged.  The Trail Creek News, commented  on this incipient tail-twisting by  stating that ' 'destroyers of flags are  jailed in Canada. In Spokane they  are confined in saloons." Inasmuch  as no actual violence was permitted  to the British flag at the. Spokane  demonstration,, the statement of the  Trail Creek News may be open to  the charge of exaggeration. The  Trail Greek writer was probably a  Britisher or a Canadian who had  been reading about the way Canadians are being baited on tlie border towns of the United States, and  allowed his just indignation to take  some rein.  The Spokesman-Review cannot  omit making this incident a peg upon  which to hang the usual series of  platitudes-which are now sufficiently  ancient to be badly in want of salt���  about this province being indebted to  American capital and mining skill  for its development, to which it might  be replied that the British race have  already managed to colonize and  develop the resources, mineral and  others, of about one-fourth of this  habitable globe without any special  assistance from outsiders.  Americans were always invited  to share in the good things that the  enterprise of their British cousins  have built up in that vast empire  which is today under the flag of  Britain, and many thousands of  American citizens have taken themselves tor life to British colonies where  there are no alien laws or other picayune politics to render life under another flag intolerable. If this happy  condition of thing's should be reversed  Americans will be the chief sufferers  and the consequences will be on their  own heads.  The mining laws of this province,  being framed on the basis of that  liberality which characterises British  legislation generally, allowed a  United States citizen to stake and  hold a claim and to do anything in  mining that he could do in his own  country���a privilege denied to a  Canadian in the United States���gave  encouragement to men of pluck, irrespective of nationality, to come  here. The statement of the Review  that this Province is indebted to  American capital for its development  is of very limited application. The  sole capital of all the successful  American miners that we know of in| England, and,   wnat lifctle ��oId she  We are pleased to note that not a  few western Canadian papers have  taken up the question of a Canadian  mint and independent financial laws.  The financial question has assumed  so much importance in all the money  centres of the world it is utterly impossible for the people of Canada to  .permit the matter to pass unnoticed.  It is something that must be settled  and settled rightly, and until in that  way there must be continual ��� unrest  arid prolonged agitation, and the  sooner the Canadian government  takes it upon itself to act in the matter and learns what is to the best interest of the Dominion the better will  it be for all concerned. That something must be done to put the government on a more solid financial basis  cannot long be ignored, The people  generally are becoming more enlightened on the question, and wherever the matter is understood the  question of an independent Canadian  mint is warmly advocated. Canadians, are slow to seek a change of  existing conditions, but when they  understand that those c conditions,  whatever they might be, are injurious  to their countiy they will act with  wonderful alacrity.  But the question of a Canadian mint  will be opposed by the banks and  money changers in Canada as, they  oppose the question of bimetallism  in the United States and all other  countries. There is little question of  this as the following from "Mammon"  in Money and Risks will show:  "lam frequently asked for my opinion about the advisability of having  a mint for Canada. One of the best  arguments in favor of a mint, perhaps,  is that it would heln to advertise the  country. But an important point  might be made against the establishment of a mint, by arguing that if we  coined gold in Canada, popular attention would soon be directed to our  stock of gold. At present we do not  keep up a gold reserve as a guarantee  of special payments on behalf of the  country. No one has ever questioned  the ability of the country to meet its  obligations. Our credit in the money  markets of the world is eminently  satisfactory. If we had a mint the  government would have to cany a  big stock of gold, and while that  would not alter the condition of the  country's financial standing���its ability to meet its liabilities���it would  perhaps create some talk as the stock  of gold fluctuated, as would certainly  be the case, and we might drift into  financial troubles similar to those  which have wrecked so many financial institutions in the United States.  Let us leave well enough alone."  Money and Risks is the especial  organ of the banks and insurance  companies and therefore what it says  must be in the interest of the money  changers. The advocates of a Canadian mint do not and never did claim  that a mint was necessary to the welfare of this class of Canada's citizens.  They are so greatly in the minority  that their interests cannot be considered as compared with the interests  of the government itself and its millions of loyal subjects. But, in con-  siderating the question, "Mammon"  might at least have shown fairness  and good sense. "One of the best  arguments in favor of a mint," says  he, "is that it would help to advertise the country." Nothing of the  kind. Canada's resources will advertise the country, if advertisement  is necessary. The best argument,  and the only argument, in favor of a  mint is that Canada could coin her  own metal into money and would not  be compelled to pay a royalty to the  United States for its gold and to England for the fiat stamped upon her  own silver. Canada today has not  one dollar, gold or silver, of her own  coinage, although she has produced  fully 100 millions of coin metal. Her  silver subsidiary coins are minted in  had the gold. How much better  would it be if Canada had a stock of  gold to the amount of fifty millions with  five millions Of uncovered paper, instead of five millions gold and fifty  millions paper, as now.  It is amusing the way "Mammon"  talks about the country's ability to  meet its Obligations, its credit, etc.  All this sounds very well, but if  Canada had fifty or one hundred millions of legal tender gold and silver  in her treasury it would be better  than a yearly deficit of eight or te.i  millions, as has been the case ever  since 1875. Canada could stand  popular attention being directed to  her stock of gold if she had it, better  than she can stand popular attention  being directed to her ever increasing  public debt of two hundred and  eighty-three millions.  Lastly, '' Mammon" says, '' We  might drift into financial troubles  similar to those which have wrecked  so many financial institutions in the  United States," and with a wise look  adds, "Let us leave well enough  alone." "Mammon" would have Canadians sit supinely by and see the  heart ot their nation slowly but surely  eaten away simply to avoid an imaginary something that might happen. Politicians have been dodging  this money question for twenty years  or more and financiers have been  settling it in their own way for thirty  years, and yet it is more unsettled  than it has been in all that time.  "Mammon" must know that the agitation for a more liberal financial policy  in Canada will never be settled merely by saying be still. There never  was an agitation without a cause, and  until that cause is remedied there is  no likelihood that the agitation will  cease.  England was never more agitated  than at the present time over the  same question that Canada must soon  consider for herself. The great press  of London is arrayed solidly on the  side of the money changers, and gold  monometallists; in the rural districts  the lesser lights in the newspaper  firmament are as solidly lined up on  the side ot the masses and bimetal-  ism. Meetings have been held regularly and strong resolutions pro and  con have been adopted. The London  Daily Chronicle expresses the sentiment of the gold forces in this line  of argument:  "Are we to be plunged into an  acute and dangerous controversy over  the currency problem? Is this a time  for the foremost financial center of  the world to revert to the stage from  which other states are seeking to  rise? We protest against any such  action merely to oblige the United  States, who do nothing" to oblige us."  The sentiment of the bimetallic  forces is expressed in the following  cable from Manchester, dated Oct.  12:  "Sir Wm. Henry Houldsworth,  Bart., Conservative M. P. for the  northwest division of Manchester, who  was the delegate of Great Britain at  the Monetary conference held in  Brussels in 1892. presided today at a  large meeting here, at which a resolution was adopted calling upon the  government, "in view of the injurious  effects of the dislocation between gold  and silver,' to take advantage of the  overtures of France and the United  States and redeem the government  promises in regard to securing a  stable parity between gold and  silver."  With all this agitation going on in  the Mother country, and the incessant  cry for bimetallism going up from the  millions of our cousins across the line,  as well as the thousands in Prance,  Germany and India, it is not at all  probable that Canada will long be  contented to "let well enough alone."  ink of Mootfeali  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits ::     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, 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  t  ^^���i^.^/%, i  whole for purposes of trade and defence. It is a common error to suppose that the federation idea consists  in the establishment of an enlarged  parliament at Westminster, in which  the colonies will be represented, and  to which their legislative business  will be transferred. It may be safely  assumed that the legislation of each  colony and province will remain constituted as at present, without having  surrendered any principal or function  guaranteed to them by their present  constitutions and standing.  As affairs stand at present, in matters of trade the British empire is  largely a house divided against  itself. While foreign commerce can  enter any British port on equal terms  with our own, we are not reaping  the benefits of our own enterprise.  With a customs union, the Dingleys  of American tariff tinkering can be  convinced that the sixty per cent, of  United States goods which now find  their way into British ports can be  discriminated against and even the  War Lord of Germany might be more  discreet when he would be assured  that other members of the British  family of nations could supply the  ports of Sydney and Melbourne with  the products which German factories  are now shipping in lines of magnificent German steamships into Australia.  S. RASHDALL,  Notary Publics.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD and BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE   -INVITED   Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing'.  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  IMPERIAI,    FEDEU.ITIOX.  this section, consisted chiefly ot a  modest stock of beans, a pair of  blankets and pluck. Thanks to the  richness of the land it was all that  was needed.  To see ourselves as others see, us is,  not always possible to even the edit i  orial critic. While taking the Trail ���  Creek News to task it might not be  amiss to "'emind the Spokane critic j  that his own rietliods ot dishing up'  Anglo phobia is, on the grounds laid ,  down by   himself,   open   to objection i  has, has the American eagle stamped  upon its face.  It will be seen that all the difficulties foreshadowed by ".Mammon" are  purely problematical. The important point he attempts to make against  the establishment  of a  mint is  that'  The Imperial Federation project is  progressing slowly, but all the more  surely.   The leading idea is to arrive  at a union of the Colonies and the  Mother Country  for the mutual exchange of  products   and to adopt a  tariff which shall be based on a Customs Union.   It will be readily seen  that  such   an   arrangement   is surrounded    by    difficulties   involving  problems,   theories   and  prejudices,  many of which have to be surrendered.    Of the seven colonies of Australasia no two of them  could  hitherto  agree   upon   a   tariff   which   would  form   a basis   for  reciprocal  trade.  They are to-day, so far  as their respective tariffs can  make them, foreign countries in their trade relations  with each other.    Not only  the seaports, but  the   land   border also between   the   different   colonies,   is a  customs   barrier which  is patrolled  OPKN1XG   Ol?   SILVEBTON'S CHUKCH  Sunday a large n umber of Now Den-  verites visited Silverton "to take part in  the formal opening of the new church  there, llev. Ii. N. Powell occupied the  pulpit at all the services of the day.  Monday night a social was hold in the  church and a very enjoyable evening was  spent. 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DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land i-iurvcyors.  Civil and Mining Engineer.-..  Bedford. McNeil Code. Fifth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 21, 1897.  0  L15Y COSMO.  f*iotes of the w^k-  9  Charles A. Dana, editor of the  New York Sun, has joined the great  majority, having quietly passed away  at the ripe age of 78, on Sunday last,  at his home on Long Island. Dana  has for over half a century held a  commanding place in journalism, and  was in many respects a remarkable  man. The friend and co-laborer of  Horace Greely on the Tribune for  nearly twenty years before the rebellion, his pen and eloquence contributed more than those of any other  journalist of his time in moulding the  events which made the policy of  Lincoln and Grant successful, and  their names famous. He labored for  a high ideal in the moral and intellectual elevation of his countrymen.  As a literary critic and reviewer,  Charles A. Dana had lew equals.  carries the yoke of private railroad  serfdom.  The United States Board of Geo-  praphic Names has decided that in  United States vernacular Klondyke  is to be spelled Klondike. How exact. It reminds one of the instruction of Mr. Weller Sr. to his son,  'Spell it with a wee, Sammy." If  they will only tell us how to spell  Slocan-Kootenay we will all feel  happier.  The platform of the British Columbia Liberals as outlined at the convention now in session at New Westminster is one that should commend  itself to every voter who desires an  honest and impartial administration  of affairs.  Poor Parnell. ��� Seven years ago  he was the idol of the Irish people,  not inappropriately termed Ireland's  uncrowned king. His failing in  loving not wisely but too well, cost  him his crown ot popularity. Monday  week was the anniversary of his  death, when the .Nationalists, 5,000  strong, paraded from Dublin and  (heaped his grave high with flowers  in defiance of the anathema of the  "clargy," who years ago consigned  him to the warmest corner of purgatory.  Gambling    in   railroad   charters  must be an  interesting,   as  well  as  profitable, sport to those who hold the  stakes.    Itappears that two wealthy  easterners named  Mann   and    Mc-  'Kenzie have bought up the charter  of the Vancouver,   Victoria and Eastern Railway   company   and  report  says that they will proceed to the  business of construction as soon as  they   have   secured   the   provincial  subsidy of $4,000 a mile on the section of line  between   Penticlon and  . Boundary Creek. While the building  of this road���no matter -by whom���  must benefit the Province generally  and   the   Kootenay   especially,   the  popular   sentiment   is   that nothing  short oi State ownership of railways  will fill the bill.   Canada is the only  colony  under   the British flag that  The Baroness MacDonald is stated  to have written a biographical sketch  of her late husband, Sir John, for the  November number of the Pall Mall  Gazette. It should prove entertaining reading. We fear, however,  that the most interesting political  features of that canny old trickster  will be a blank.  Another interesting publication  promised is a history of the Hudson-  Bay Co.,' upon which Sir Wilfred  Laurier is said to be engaged, the  work to be issued by a leading London publisher. It this subject is  handled fearlessly, as it probably  will be, the present generation of  Canadians will learn how they and  their fathers have been robbed, by  the wealth of Canada being handed  over to the most unscrupulous gang  of sharks that ever afflicted an outraged people. Next in order should  be a history of the celebrated Montreal Mining Co., a sort of side show  swindle to the Hudson Bay circus,  whose charter, granted by the Imperial government, gave them sole  control of all the mineral wealth of  Canada for a long term ot years, ending at confederation.  faith with the powers, in that when  America demanded a fresh conference  after the Paris award of damages for  the seizures of Canadian sealers, Mr.  Salisbury verbally agreed to it. In  commenting on this phase of the question the St. James' Gazette exposes  Uncle Sam's little game.    It says:  There will be a feeling of relief  that Great Britain, in behalf of Canada, has finall3' declined to walk into  the trap which was, being arranged  at Washington. America has never  paid the damages for the illeged  seizures of Canadian sealers, and has  exhausted every diplomatic artifice  to evade the award, finally demanding a fresh conference. The Marquis  of Salisbury consented, whereupon  America calmly proposed that Russia  and Japan should have seats at the  conference with the obvious intention  of outvoting England and upsetting  by a side wind the Paris awards"  The Globe, commenting on the  same question, does not waste any  words in condemning the policy of  the United States, and at the same  time speaks very  highly of Canada.  As a mere matter of business, it is  time that a firm check was put upon  the policy of the United States in dealing with this country. There is no  cause to adopt the theory that the  Marquis of Salisbury" almost regretfully refuses to participate. In the  interests of Canada it is well to let  the United States understand that no  settlement of the question will satisfy  Britain which sacrifices a jot or a  tith of the just and equitable rights of  the loyal Dominion <<f Canada."  CANADIAN  MEN WANTED.  SALISBURY   EKFUSKD- TO   GO    IN.  The Marquis of Salisbury refuses  to go against Uncle Sam's game.  Great Britain will not take part in  the Behring Sea conference with  Russia and Japan. As a result the  American press cannot find words to  express the bitterness felt towards the  Marquis.    It is claimed he has broken  Here is a chance for energetic,  money-making Canadians. Just at  this time when so many adventurous  men are leaving Canada for the  Klondike, willing to rish their liyes  in a country of icebergs, desolation  and darkness, for the sake of a handful of gold dust, the cry. comes from  the southern seas, where grow  citrus and tropical fruits of all kinds,  oranges, bananas, cocoanuts, etc., and.  where life would be spent in comparative ease and luxury, in the shade  of the overspreading palm tree, for  men of brain and enterprise to go  there and put their minds and skill  to work in developing that country's  wonderful resources. The results,  it is promised, would be very remunerative.  The British Honduras Mercury of  Sept. 23,   makes the  following plea:  "British Honduras sends greeting  to her brethren  and fellow subjects  in Canada. Canadians. British Hon-  dureans want to shake hands with  you. Let us find out whether we  cannot be of mutual use to each other.  We have lots of mahogany, logwood  and other useful bard tropical woods.  We are overburdened with tropical  fruits of all kinds, oranges, citrus  fruits, bananas, plantains, cocoa,  cocoanuts, etc.  '' We import per year $80,000 worth  of beef and pork; $76,231 worth of  flour; $6,000 worth of potatoes etc.;  $34,000 worth of sawn lumber, and  innumerable other articles that Canada can supply.  "Our wants are increasing rapidly  in many respects. We have a perennial summer, a climate well suited  to Europeans, not so hot in any part  of the year as it is sometimes m the  north. We want some of your mental  tonics. Please come and see what  we are worth. Some of us who know  Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific can assure you of a profitable  welcome. Now, we wish for enterprising and money-making Canadians. If some or your breezy'  northern ozone can be driven into  our mental faculties without using a  tomahawk we would be very glad.'  DID    BT-JIKTALLiISM    SUCCKKD,  A     Statement    Showing     tlie    Itolntive  Positions of  Itoth   Metals.  A monometallist   paper  of   the east  ridicules the remark of a bimetallist  contemporary that bimetallic coinage is  not an untried experiment, but was an  approved success through the greater  part of the life of the business   world,  and exclaims :  How was it "an approved succees,?"  Did it ever for one month maintain the  parity of the metals ? Did it ever during forty years of its existence give us  concurrent circulation of gold and silver? If so, when? Did this magical  ratio ever do either of these things in  anv other country? If so, where?  On the very same page the gold bug  contemporary prints a table that ought  to enable it to answer its own questions .  The figures show the relative production of silver and gold. For the present  century the outputs as given were :  whole time in the neighborhood of 153��  to 1, and never varied more than from  15-04 to 1 to 16.25' to 1. It would also  have shown that while tlie production  from 1S70 to 1895 approached more  nearly to tlie mint proportions than  ever before in the century, the value of  silver fluctuated between 15.57 and 32.50  to 1-  "Concurrent circulation" is not the  test of a successful monetary policy although there was never a year in times  of specie payments between 1808 and  1S71 when silver five franc pieces and  gold twenty franc- pieces did not circulate together in France, and when both  gold and silver were not coined at the  French mints. It makes little difference  whether one metal or the other or both  be in circulation if the fluctuations in  value can be kept within narrow limits.  Between 1837 aiid 1S73 the gold value  of 371J grains of pure silver never  averaged more than SI.052 or less than  81.003. The range of fluctuation .was  less than five cents on the dollar lit  thirty-six years. Between 1873 a-id  1895 the gold value of the same amount  of silver varied between 49.1 cents and  S100-1. There was greater fluctuation  in a week than there had been with  open mints in seventy years. That  ought to answer the question whether  the policy of open mints proved a success or not, as compared with the one  that has followed it.  Parson's  Produce  Company  Koo  Gold  Ounces  1801-10 5,715,027  1811-20 3,679,568  1821-30 4,570,414  1831-40 6,522,913  18.14-50 17,605,018  1851-60 64,482,933  1861-70 61,098,343  1871-95 146,539.875  Silver  Ounces  287,469,22" 59 to 1  178,857,555 48 to 1  148,070.040 32 to 1  191,758,675 30 to 1  250,903,422 12 to 1  687,920,126 4 to 1  829,267,776 6 to 1  2,518,984,119 17 to 1  If this table had been supplemented  by another exhibiting the market value  of the metals, il; would have shown  that while in the first seventy years of  tlie century the production fluctuated  so enormously that in one decade only  four ounces of silver were produced to  one of gold, and in another the disparity was fifty to one, the average annual  market ratios ranged for almost the  Carry only  the best  lines of  Watches,  Clocks,  and  Cutlery  in the  Market.  Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  Wholesale  dealers in  Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Apples,  Poultry and  Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these  goods in Western Canada. All  warehouses under perfect system  of cold storage. Full stock carried  at Nelson, B. C. For prices write  or wire  P. ,T. HUSSEIN:  Manager of Nelson Branch Bar-  son's Produce Company.  R. STRATHERN.  Jev^eler  KASLO CITY,  B.C  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail -eeeive.promp  attention.  AIL WORK GUARANTEED  F  URNISHED ROOMS  By Day or Week  Mrs. A. J. Murphy.  SIXTH .STREET  First-class  brick on hand  and shipped  to any part of  the   country.  ���y  GrOETTSCHE & MAGNUSON,PropS  ^��ii*sm��^  Now? or? tfye Meckel  Now9 or? the Manket.  Black Prince,  Cold Blow,  Alpine,  Cameronian,  Alexandra,  Scenic,  Situated. ii^'t^e HeaFt of tf?e hxzrqoiq ��peek Gold Mir?es.  Plenty of Good Timber.  Tluo beautiful lakes neat* the Shores of Ixemon Creek  A beautifully situated townsite, surrounded by Gold 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.  B.  0.  GE>NE>R'JIL>  ;\HGE>NTS.  } 6  THE LEDG-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 21, 1897.  Fifth Year  ^g /Wairfed yHan*y.  Although he had, in addition to a local habitation, a name of his own���Peter Dunn to wit���he was ahvays known  as "the man that married Mary."   By  profession he was a plumber of some repute���that is to  say, he knew by heart  the  nit'iinderings and   idiosyncrasies of  every drain in   the village, and he added to this experience knowledge, for he  had the sense  to carry about with him  -'' such white lead as was necessary to the  fulfillment of his calling, instead of expecting the same to grow wild in eTery  well ordered  household���a false expectation which   obtains among plumbers.  For six days of   the week he   plumbed,  but.on the seventh (or rather  the first)  he dressed himself in a little brief  authority and a sort of   black nightgown,  and stood revealed to the eyes of an admiring village as the verger of the parish  church.   It was  impressive  to see  him conduct to such seats as he deemed  meet for them tho strangers within his  gates,   and  the way  wherein���during  the anthem���he distributed  the alms-  bags   among   the recipients  for whom  they were reserved was a  function  in  itself.   On   one   memorable   occasion,  when performing this last mentioned  rite, he stumbled over a top hat, placed  in  the  aisle by some unwary stranger,  sent it  spinning up  the  church, and  staggered  after  it in hot pursuit.    For  one awful moment it seemed that the  pillars of church and state were alike  trembling, then the worthy verger righted himself, restored the stumbling block  to  its owner, and concluded the function, to  the  unfeigned  delight of  the  sons of   the    rector, who  longed ever  afterward  to  present a testimonial to  the.unknown author of the catastrophe.  The  inhabitants  of  Cheriton  did  not  wear top hats, and   if they had  they  would have known better than to place  Buch  obstacles  in the path of the just,  so the rector's boys concluded that some  alien  brow had  been, so to  speak, the  head and front of the offending, and  they blessed that brow accordingly, and  never forgot  the great  "kick off at 7  o'clock," as they called it.  But all these paltry honors and dignities paled beside the fact  that Peter  Dunn   ("plumbing verger"   or  "verging   plumber,"   whichever   one    was  pleased  to dub him) was  above    all  things "the man that  married Mary."  Beside , this  crowning    distinction   all  meaner honors sank into insignificance.  Mary had   been the reigning beauty of  Cheriton for more years than she would  have cared  to  confess to when she arrived  at  the  conclusion that "leading  apes" was not so satisfactory an  occu-  Xuition as marrying plumbers and so derided  to espouse her devoted  adorer,  Peter Dunn, who had regularly proposed  u.)  her  every Saturday afternoon for���  -���."veil, at least  250   Saturdays,   at  the  "ir-west computation.    With her office as  i t igning beauty of Cheriton Mary Mills  i.ad   combined  the   duties of   village  .';< lioolmistress.    She was  a   good  girl,  and did her work well, but  she had no  natural love  of  teaching, and she was  very thankful at last to lay ber occupation aside and become Mrs. Peter Dunn  instead. Mary felt (as indeed did all the  village, Peter included)  that she had  conferred  an   unspeakable   favor  upon  her husband in marrying  him, and  to  the day of her death   she treated him  more as a king consort than as a verger  and plumber in  his  own   right, which  he  undoubtedly  was,    for   Mary  was  what the villagers call "genteel" and  founded her  ideas  of men and women  upon the heroes and  heroines of  such  silly and sensational  novels as came in  her way, and, judged according to that  standard, Peter certainly fell  short of  ideal  manhood.   As  long   as she lived  Mary measured Peter by these stupid  measurements and found him short and  plain and commonplace and rough mannered.    Afterward she probably 'earned  to measure him according  to the measure of a man���that is, of the angel-  arid    discovered  that her  plain  little  plumber was more  of a hero  than all  the men of straw she had delighted to  read about  in  the  foolish   days of her  flesh, but of this we have, of course, no  record.   Poor Mary, however, will not  be the only one who will find the standards  of this  world all wrong in  the  light of the next one, and there is much  comfort in this thought.  But though she looked down upon  him on account, of bis rougher manners  and inferior education Mary Dunn was  sincerely attached to her good little husband, and succeeded in making the few  years she was spared to him years of radiant bliss for Peter. As for him, he  simply worshiped the ground on which  his wife walked. Mary had a younger  sister, of whom she was inordinately  proud, who was a governess in a gentleman's family. She was, according to  Mary, "quite the lady," and would, so  Mary thought, consider it a degradation   to visit so  humble a home  as the  Dunns', which showed that poor Mrs.  Dunn's standards of good breeding were  as erroneous as her standards of other  things. Therefore, though Mary sometimes went to see the beloved Amy,  Amy never was allowed to come to  Cheriton or to be brought into contact  with that excellent man, her brother-  in-law. Probably had she come Amy  would have despised Peter as much as  Mary did, for not to every one is it  given to sec the deeper meanings and  to hear the hidden music in the common things of life���least of all to such  frivolous little souls as those of the sisters Mills.  After Mary had been dead for some  years a general feeling spread through  Cheriton that the man that married  Mary was becoming a miser. He made  a very good income, and as there were  no children had onlj' himself to support  ?ow that ..Mary was  gone, and  yet he  gaved and screwed at every point, which  brought him into disrepute at Cheriton.  The charwoman who cleaned his house  told thrilling tales of a tin box, securely locked, which had its abode undei  Peter's chest of drawers, and into this  box the imagination of Ch&riton transferred all the savings which Peter so  carefully hoarded.  One day the rector's eldest son, Jack,  now at Oxford, rushed into his father's  study, crying:  "i say. dad, what do you think? The  man that married Mary has been robbed of all his savings."  The rector pushed up his spectacles  and gazed benignly at Jack from under  them.  "Dear me, dear me, what a sad  thing!" he murmured. "How much  money has" been stolen?"  "Nobody knows, but the tin box out  of his bedroom has gone, and the poor  man is demented."  "Ko wonder," said tho kind old  rector,  "The thief evidently climbed through  the window while Dunn was out, as the  door was locked."  "Did he take anything besides the  tin box?" fc-.lced the rector.  "No," answered Jack, "for the very  good reason th-it.tJ?e"i'p..-was nothing else  inside the house worth the carriage.  There must be a pretty pot of money in  that box, dad, for never a pipe in the  whole village bursts without the man  that married Mary being well paid for  mending it, and he is remunerated for  his pew opening duties, too, aud yet he  hardly has enough to eat, I hear, and  there is nothing in his house worth a  half crown piece. The savings in that  old tin box must tot up to a pretty  sum."  "Dear me, dear me! It is very sad,  Jack, my boy, when the love of money  thus takes bold of a man���very sad indeed."  "Well, the old boy is punished for it  now, anyway," said Jack, with the un-  tempered justice of the very young and  inexperienced, "and I am glad of it."  "I'm not," sighed the rector. "Isuppose punishments do good, but I am always sorry when there is a necessity for  them. If poor Mary had lived, Dunn  would never have got into these mean  ways, she was such a bright, pretty,  superior girl."  Which remark showed that the dispensations of Providence are wiser after  all than the reasoning of the most charitable old rectors.  Later on in the day Jack Levett  caught sight of a dark object lying in a  ditch. He pulled it out and found it to  be a tin box, with the lock pried open.  In it there was nothing but a packet of  letters in Mary Dunn's pretty, old fashioned writing and some faded roses,  brown and crisp with age. The former  he was too much of a gentleman to  read, but he concluded they were love  letters, as they were addressed to Peter  Dunn, but as there was no money in the  box he conjectured that the thief had  taken what was valuable and thrown  the rubbish away. So he took it straight  to Dunn, with many condolences.  "I have found this box of yours in  a  ditch, Dunn," he  SRid, "but I fear all  the valuables have been taken out of it."  Peter seized the box and examined its  contents.  "No, it's all right, Master Jack," he  cried, with excitement. "Fifteen letters and 10 roses and not one missing.  Oh, how can I thank you enough, sir,  for restoring them to me? I shall never  forget your kindness as long as I live."  Jack looked puzzled. "Eut wasn't  there anything else in the box?" he  asked.  ' 'No, sir, this is all, and it is all I  have on earth that is of any value to  me. Fifteen letters that my Mary wrote  me while we were courting and 10 roses  that she gave me at different times.  And to think that they are all safe, and  not one missing. I shall never cease to  bless you, Master Jack, for what you  have done for me this day���never."  "I thought there must have been  money in the box, you seemed in such a  way about it."  "Bless you, sir, I shouldn't have  made all that fuss if it had only been  money. But, you see, these letters are  all that I have left of my Mary, and 1  read them over and over again. She  was a rare scholar, my Mary was."  "And go pretty, too," said Jack  kindly.  "Aye, Master Jack, she was that,  and the sweetest way with her. Why, I  could tell you the history of each of  them ten roses, aud where we were  standing, and what she said when she  gave it to me, only I should feel somehow as Mary mightn't like it. But I  say her dear words over and over to  myself and never forget them, though  it would seem irreverent like to repeat  them to another person, even to one of  the quality like yourself."  "Of course, of course," said Jack  hastily, feeling a queer, uncomfortable  lump in feis throat, and then they went  on to talk of other things. So the man  that married Mary was comforted, and  the hiding place of his savings remained  a mystery.  A year or two after this Jack Levett  was traveling in Switzerland and fell  in (and out) with   some  people  called  Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a flashy  yonng man, with a great many rings  and no manners, and his wife was a  pretty woman, who falsely imagined  herself a lady and reveled in the delusion.  "I think I 'eard you mention you  came from Cheriton in Blaukshire,"  said Lav.-Kon ono day to Jack at the  table d'hote.  Now, Jack had never mentioned tho  fact, but Mr. Lawson had discovered it  by a diligent perusal of Jack's  luggage  j .';-1.��, whereof' JacK was perrecniy  a-...;re; so he answered shortly:  '"Yes. I comts from Cheriton."  "Ylscn. p'raps you know a connection  cf n.y v, i.t's who lives there���a very  v.e:ihhy man," continued Lawson in  azi i'l-gratiating manner.  Jack certainly knew all the wealthy  pu pie in or near Cheriton, and he also  ki-.ew that they belonged to a class  which would not have counted the Law-  eciis among their acquaintances, much  less among their relations, so he cautiously inquired the name of Mrs. Law-  son's kinsman.  "It's 'er brother-in-law, Mr. Peter  Dunn, 'er sister's widower," explained  Mr. Lawson. "Since 'er'sister's death  'e 'as allowed my wife a 'undred a  year, and if Vs as rich as I imagine I  think 'e might increase the allowance."  '' Why?'' asked Jack dryly.  "Well, you see, my wife's sister married beneath 'er, so I think it is only old  Dunn's duty to pay for the privilege of  being related to such a genteel family.  I gather 'e isn't quite what you'd call a  gentleman���not like you and me, you  know."  Jack shuddered and felt an unholy  desire stirring within him to knock  Lawson down; but, stifling his desire, he  said quietly:  "Mr. Dunn is an excellent man, and  one for whom I entertain a profound  respect, but you are mistaken in considering him wealthy."  Lawsou's face fell. "Then you don't  think 'e could increase the allowance?"  he asked.  "I feel sure he could not do so, whatever his wishes might be. It is only by  denying himself that he is able to make  it as large as it is. Of this I am certain."  "And you don't think 'e'll have  much to leave then?" inquired Lawson  gloomily.  "I should say nothing. I can assure  you he is a man of most limited means,  and under the circumstances the allowance ycu mentioned is princely in its  munificence."  "Oh, my word! You 'ave upset me,  Mr. Levett. It's 'orrible to 'ave common relations who aren't even rich,  don't you think? Riches is the only excuse for commonness, to my mind."  "Pardon me, "said Jack stiffly. "You  are deluded in thinking that Mr. Dunn  was in any wray inferior to his wife or  her sister. For my part I can only say  that I am proud to count him among  my friends," aud Jack stalked off in  high dudgeon.  "Oh, my!" exclaimed Mr. Lawson  meditatively. "To think of Amy's old  brother-in-law turning out to be not so  rich or so common as we thought. 'E  must be something particular if that  young swell counts 'im among 'is  friends, for a more unfriendly, stuck up  chap I never met. 'E won't chum with  me at any price. But I'm glad to 'ear  Amy's people aren't as common as I  thought. I despise commonness and 'ave  always prided myself on being quite  the gentleman, but I can't help feeling  a bit 'urt at that young Levett not being more affable with me."  When Jack Levett reached home, he  endeavored to persuade Peter to cease to  deny himself for the sake of such worthless people as the Lawsons, but in vain.  "Bless you, sir, I don't do it to please  them; I do it to please my Mary, and  she'd set her heart on Amy bem quite  tie lady."  '"But they are so ungrateful, so unworthy," argued Jack, "and I don't believe the money does them any real  good."  Peter laughed. "But that don't matter to me," he said. "I do what Mary  wanted, and I don't bother about anything else. If Mary had wanted me to  throw my money into the river, into the  river my money \\ enld ha' gone. '. I don't  want money's worth for my money; I  only want to please my Mary. The  squire spends his money on hunters, not  because he wants to kill foxes for food,  but because he loves huntin for its own  sake. You spend j-our time on cricket,  not because you are paid for it, but because you love cricket for its own sake,  and ph'itsin Mary is my huntin and  cricki;t, don't you see?"  "That's it, is it?" said Jack quietly.  "The ouly joy I ever had in my life  was Mary, and the only pleasuro I have  new is mviu what I think Mary would  wish. And when I meet my Mary again  I know she'll be rarely pleased to hear  bow I have toiled and saved to please  V-r, and as to how the Lawsons spent  the. money. Why, bless you, Master  tiack, do you suppose that when me and  my Mary are together once more we'll  be worryin our heads about such rubbish as the spendin o' money?"  And .lack Levett felt that he ought to  take off his hat; in the presence of the  man that married Mary.���Young Woman.  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOflS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. G.  J.R.&B.Gamero'R  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing-  ���: in'the : ���  -'. Latest Style  ���: of the : ���  Tailors    A#t.  ^2pl��uTHHEE FORKS & SANDON.  (Reassured Him.  Office Boy���Dere's a gent outside  wot wants t' see yor.se on urgent business.    Says dat he's irum Phillydelphy.  Editor���Well, .say to him that he  need have no alarm. Lee has surrendered, peace is restored and confidence regained. But break it to him gently. -:-  New York Journal.  According to recently compiled statistics, the Bible is now printed in 881  languages, 52 versions having been added in the last five years. Forty-two of  these, versions are credited to English  <md Scotch societies, and 5 to American  THE  BIRDS  Jl-   BETHLEHEM.  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  ring,  than  ths  Vioarcl the tons of Bethlehem  Their    voice    was    sweeter  priests'.  hi-i.'ird ihe birds of Bethlehem sing  l?'iliir*;den hi the churchly feasts.  They   clung   and   sung   on   the   swinging  chain  \'.\y\ va tho dim and inernsed air.  Ti.i-  piicsts.  v.-'th 1-.-petitions vr.in,  anted a never ending prayer.  I;  So bell ajid bird and priest I hoard,  P.ut voice- of bird was most to me.  It had no ritual, no word,  And yet. it sounded true and free.   ��  I thought child Jesus, were he there,  Would l..-e the singing birds the best  And clutch nis little hands in air  And smile upon his mother's breast.  ���R. W. GUder.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and every tiling* comfortable  for the taaveling* public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  c-s^fyj^ffinigii'WSH3saKar^ismmv5i?,'ases,  BOOK STORE.  CALGARY  and  SLOCAN CITY.  Books, Stationery,  Wall Paper,  Sporting Goods,  Fishing' racfcle,  Pipes, Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccoes,  Mineral Glasses, Mining Laws & Maps.  ream  McKinnon & Co.,  General Merchants  Silverton, B. C.  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.  Th6 Ledge  Is the finest west of the Red River   The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Station-  ery in Kootenay, and can do  finer work than any print shop  west of Lake Superior.    There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered,    The   Ledge  is  Chinese or  Send or-  *$3-  lower than any.    No  blacksmiths employed  ders by mail,  express, freight or  pacl  iv train.  W  in and see    If you.are in the Slocan metropolis call  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: bat out ot the  rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing" to  do, or cash thai is too heavy to carry, and we will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.    Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  ww��CTmwwiw����imui��iiiniwMM  , Opposite New Denver, is now in operation.       Orders promptly  filled.  Address letters to New Denver.  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Tobaccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  -Oh, papa, do you  Miss Gushing-ton-  remember   the   meaning-   of   different  names?   Now, William means good.   I  wonder what Arthur means?  Papa (severely)���I do hope Arthur  means business, Matilda!  Briggs says it's all nonsense to claim  that an apple brought trouble into the  world.  What does he say it was?  A pair. His wife has just presented  him with twins. Fifth Yeas.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 21, 1897.  IT  tht; best  OF   ALU  THE  SONGS.  DEAR   OLD  The songs they sing, the songs they sing,  Those half remembered memories of ours!  How the hours with merry rhythm, ring  With all the world of dreamland clothed witi  Howers!  Sweet  melody, the  singing of  the  old  tim<  .scythfc,  Sent whispering through the grass by mowe*  blithe.  But boot oi aU the dear old songs to wear  Are the songs that came from grandma's roc'  ing chair.  I half remember of an old time spring  How clear the robin's first call seemed to rln3  And how the snow in merry, singing way,  With feathery flakes  made white  the barre:  way,  And how th�� brook went whispering W ��� ���  the delL  Singing words no tongue may ever tell.  Those idle afternoons, those happy days,  When I was but a boy with boyish ways;  But, looking back, the best of all to wear  Are the songs that came from grandma's rocking chair.  They are dear songs, the songs they sing,  Those half remembered memories of ours,  They make tho air with merry cadence ring  And crown the time  king with a wreath of  flowers.  Tlie dreams of winter and the dreams of spring  Make music sweet of half the songs they sing.  From lazy days, those days of idle joys,  When boyish like I dreamed tlie dreams of boya,  But best of all the dear old songs to wear  Are the grandma songs from grandma's rocking chair.  ���Walter M. Hazeltino in Good Housekeeping.  TWO TEAMPS.  A young fellow was swinging along  tip the dusty road whistling in a way  that made the robins cock their heads  to listen. He was a good looking young  fellow, with dark curly hair and a fine  bronzed complexion. His clothes were  coarse and stout, he wore a slouch hat  "turned down all around, and from hat  to shoes he was gray with dust. He  bore a stout stick in his hand and walked with a light, springy step, whistling  gayly as he advanced.  He had just reached the brow of the  hill when a peculiar sight drew his attention. To the right at some distance  stood a pretty white cottage with budding maples all about it. It was so neat  and cozy that the young man would  have paused to look at it if there had  been no other attraction. Something  else did attract him, however, something which quickened his pace to a  run.  Standing on the steps of the porch  ���was a gray haired lady, and facing her  from the walk below stood a defiant  specimen of the genus tramp. Behind  the old lady in the doorway was a  young woman with a fire shovel in her  hand. As the young man opened the  gate he heard a volley of oaths from the  tramp, coupled with an emphatic demand for food. From this the gray  haired lady shrank back, and the ruffian sprang up the steps, and, pushing  her aside, attempted to enter the door.  "Hold on, there!" cried the young  man from the graveled pathway. The  tramp turned and saw him coming.  "Wot's that?" he snarled.  With one more bound the young man  was on the porch, panting slightly, but  ready for action.  "Has ho annoyed you, ma'am?" ha  cried, and hi.s hat came off as he spoke.  "Yes," said tho gray haired lady in  a trembling voice. "He said we must  get him some breakfast and give him  some money."  The tramp stood in a defiant attitude,  his sullen eyes regarding the young man  with an ugly stare. As the youth turned  from the lady, the ruffian glared at him  from head to toe.  "Say," he growled, "you ain't  a-workin this side 0' the street, too, be  you?"  "Come, now," said the young man  quietly, "you climb off the porch and  ch ase y ourself down the road. Vamoose I  Git!"  Ho made a sudden move toward the  fellow, whe backed quickly down the  steps. There he paused and delivered  another volley of profanity.  "Come down here," he shouted, "an  ���we'll fight to see who runs this ranch."  "I'm coming," said the youth, and  he flung his hat on the porch and followed it with his coat. Then he turned  to the women and said, "Ladies, have  the kindness to retire within the house  until this job is over. "  Then he leaped from the porch and  tho battle royal began. It was not a  fight for poets to sing. It was a struggle between blind force on one side and  skilled agility on the other. It didn't  last long, but the young man was dimly  conscious that one time in the fight,  when the big fellow was crowding him  pretty hard, the young girl stood close  at hand with the fire shovel poised in a  decidedly threatening way. Finally an  adroit blow sent the ruffian to grass,  and when he got up he limped down  the pathway and through the gate, escorted by the young man, and so disappeared.  When the deliverer came back for his  bat  and   coat, the  old   lady  met  him  frith profuse thanks, and the young lady smiled   at  him in a most  charming  way.    Was there anything he wanted���  breakfast, a glass of milk?    He said he  would   like  a  glass of  water, and the  young lady swiftly brought  it.    As the  young man took it  from her  hands  he  permitted himself  to be  instantly convinced that she was decidedly pretty���a  slender young woman   in a cheap dress  of dark material, with a big blue apron  over it, and a white cap concealing her  dark hair.  But her face was bright and  rosy,   and when  she  said,   "Will  you  have  another?"   the  youth   was  quite  Bure he had never  heard a more musical voice.    As  he picked  up his hat the  gray haired lady said:  "Would you like to earn a little  money, my #00(1 young man';"  "Why, 'yos, I would," the young  man admitted.  "Then," said the older lady, "perhaps you could beat a few rugs and a  small carpet for us?"  The young man looked at the pretty  girl and said he thought he could.  "It's just this way," said the older  lady: "Our hired girl has been called  home   by a sick   mother, and our hired  maa sprained his wrist so badly ia trying to stop a runaway horse that he's  gone into town to have it doctored, and  so Stella and I are left alone to finish  up the housecleaning. But if you'll  clean the rugs it will be a great help t��  us. Stella will show you where everything is."  And so under Stella's guidance the  clothesline was put up, and the ruga  were brought out, and pretty soon the  sound of a stout stick well applied was  heard. Every time the young man  paused he looked toward the young  girl, who, with her skirts tucked up,  was flitting in and out of the doorway  or pausing���a very pretty picture indeed���on the top step of the vine covered porch. She was a demure girl, tho  young man noted, and not inclined to  talk to the help, but ence in awhile  when he chanced to catch her eye he  fancied he detected a most mischievous  twinkle. After awhile she came toward  him.  "I doxj't   believe  you  ever beat any  rugs before," she said.  "And why not?" he cried.  "Because   you  work too hard at it,"  she laughed.  "Well, to tell you the truth," he  said, "I'm working hard in hopes that  your mother will give me a little lunch-  8011. I'm hungrier than a starved bear.''  "I'll see what mother thinks about  It," she said and ran into the house.  Then the older lady oame forth and  carefully inspected the rugs.  "You do your work very conscientiously," she said.  "I try to, ma'am," he remarked.  She looked at him curiously.  "It's a pity to see such a fine  young  man tramping," she said.   "Why don't  you give it up?"  "I'm thinking of it, ma'am," he answered.  "A sober, industrious man like you,"  she continued, "should marry and settle  down."  "I'm thinking of that, too, ma'am,"  he said, and somehow he looked toward  Stella as he said it, and Stella, who  was in the doorway, caught his glance  and cried abruptly:  "Your luncheon is ready."  The young man  soused his head in a  tin wash  basin a  few times and  then  pronounced himself also ready.  It was a nice midday spread, and  Stella waited on him. As his eye took  in the details of the painfully clean  kitchen he suddenly cried out:  "Do you ride a wheel?"  "Why, yes, "she answered calmly.  "Don't you?"  He stopped short and sipped at his  glass of milk.  "A tramp on a bicycle! Ha, ha!" he  laughed, but it was a forced laugh.  After luncheon the young man announced that he was obliged to go to  town, but he would come back at 5  o'clock that afternoon, and perhaps he  could be of further service. The older  lady offered him his pay.  "Keep it for me until I get back from  town," he said, "I never have any  money in my pocket without wanting  to spend it."  "Poor young man!" said Stella's  mother.  Then with lifted hat the poor young  man strode down the path and vanished  behind the hedgs that bordered the  highway.  "I wonder if he will ever come  back?" quoth Stella's mother.  "Yes, he'll  come back," said Stella.  ���        ���        ���        *        *        ���        ���  It was  nearly 5   o'clock  that afternoon  when   a  natty young man in an  exceedingly becoming bicycle suit came  wheeling  down  the road from Center-  ville.    Presently he was  aware that  a  rider was  approaching,   a rider in a  charming  gray suit and  hat  and with  the daintiest  russet shoes.   He turned  aside to give   the newcomer the best of  the road when a merry voice cried out:  "Coming back for your money?"  He stared around in astonishment.  "Why, it's Stella!" he cried.   "I beg  your pardon, Miss"���  "Stella Gorham," she called as she  turned about and pedaled to his side.  "I am John Trenholm," he said,  "the treasurer of the new Centerville  mills."  "Yes, "she  said demurely, "I could  have told you that."  "You knew me?"  "I guessed it. I knew you were coming to Centerville, and I had hoard of  you before. Your sister and I were at  Wellesley together. Why, Mabel gave  me one of your photographs���������there, I  shouldn't have told you that."  "Why," he said, "I've heard of yon  too. Valedictorian of your class, pride  of"���  "There, there," said Stella,' "that  will be qmite suflicient. " She pushed  her wheel ahead aud left him a little  behind.  "Do you know," she said as he  caught up, "mother will almost die  from mortification."  "Not if she pays me what she owes,"  laughed the youth. Then he added,  with a mischievous glance at the girl,  ' 'I am going to try and coax another  meal out of her."  "I've attended to that," said   Stella.  And so  side by side they rode down  the road and up the pathway to the cottage.���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  "Too Much Turkey."  In a conversation with Mr. F. 6��� Carpenter, re-ported in the Chicago Times-  Herald, Mrs. Grant relates one of Bismarck's grim witticisms. The general  and Mrs. Grant, while at Berlin, were  shown by Bismarck the war chamber,  where the commission to settle the  terms of the Russo-Turkish peace was  then sitting.  Said Mrs. Grant:  The chamber was empty at the time,  and he pointed out the chairs in which  the different commissioners sat, showing me his chair, that of Beaconsfield  and others. As he did so I asked him  what it was all for, and he looked at  me evidently very much surprised at  myappaient ignorance.  I hastened to answer that I knew that  it was to settle the terms of the war between the Russians and the Turks, but  I could not see what the Germans had  to do with it.  Prince Bismarck straightened himself up. His face at first was quite so-,  ber, but his mouth soon softened into a  smile, and he replied, "To tell,you the  truth, madam, Russia has taken too  much Turkey, and we are helping her  to digest it."  CERTIFICATE OF IIV1PR0VEMENTS  Pay Bock Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining1 Division of "West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   North  Fork  of Carpenter  Creek, about six miles  above Three Forks.  "MAKE NOTICE that I, Thomas Sinclair Gore,  JL   absent  for Edwin Smith  Graham   and A.  Hellmers, free miners certificates Nos. 80480 and  81330, intend, GO days from date hereof, to apply to  tlie 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 Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan 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.  8197!), L. F. Holtz. free miner's certificate No.  74089, and A. S. Williamson, free miner's certificate No. 79237, 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 20th day of Sept.. 1897.  EN-GER  EACH   DAY.  TRAINS  EACH   DAY  He Meant It.  "Our cat has just had chickens," remarked Mr. Toadhole.  "Nonsense, Mr. T������" snorted his  spouse. "You must he inebriated. I  suppose you mean our cat has had kittens?"  "No, I don't," meekly murmured the  poor fellow. "I brought home a couple  of chickens for tomorrow's dinner, but  Sarah tells me that the cat has eaten  them. "���Pick Me Up.  Love.  Every love affair is like a progressive  game cf cards. The players have moved  up from another table where they had  different partners, but the game they  play is the same, with the same points  and the same blunders. It differs from  a progressive game of cards only in the  fact that the prize isn't as valuable as  tlie prize given at cards.���Atchison  Globe. ��  Halfcon Chief Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   North  Fork  of Carpenter Creek  about  six miles  above Three Forks.  HPAKE NOTICE that I, Thomas Sinclair Gore,  JL    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., 1807.'   . __    T. S. GORE.  O. K. Mineral Claim.  Situate in the. Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: North  Fork Cai'iieiitcr Creek, about six miles above  Tiiree Forks.  ���"HAKE NOTICE that I.Thomas Sinclair'Gore,  X    agent for Edwin Smith Graham   and   A.  Hellmers, free miner's certificates Nos. 80180 and  81330, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining- Recorder for a certiticate of  improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice tiiat action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated thissoth day of September, 1897.  T. S. GORE.  Elkhorn Mineral Claim.  Situate in the 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.  "TAKE 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 1 the issuance of  such Certificate of Improvements.  _ Dated this 10th day of July, 18��7.   - Between -  Trail and  Rossland  ian & Western R'y  Run Made in one Hour.  On the-  T  Silverton  Drug  Store  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.  "UKE NOTICE that I. J. A. Kirk, acting as  agent for The Kamloops Mining and Development Company, limited liability, free miner's  certificate No. 97,800, intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apnly to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further 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 Eagle Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Arrow Lake MiniugYDivision 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. 71000, 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  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 10th dav of September, 1897.  Cube todo Mineral Claim.  Drugs  and  Stationery,  Toilet  Articles,  Sundries,  Trail  Blazer Cigars.  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.  rpiAKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Kirk, acting as  X   agent for H. C. Sharp, fre6'miner's certificate  No.    83,892   and C.  C.   Woodhouse,  jr.,   free  miner's certificate No. 3103 A, intend 60 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 19th day of July, 1897.  I. A. KIRK.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On top  of divide between Sandon and Cody creeks  and about one mile from mouth of Cody  creek,  TAKE NOTICE,That I, A.R.Heyland. acting as  L agent for Alonzo D. Coplen, free miner's certificate No. 77,221, intend, GO 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 28th day of September, 1897.  Chicago Mineral Claim.  T  R. O Matheson,  Proprietor,  Silverton,  B. C.  Independence Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Blue  Grouse mountain, about one mile from the  forks of Cariboo Creek.  1AKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Kirk, acting as  igent forC. 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 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 day of July, 1897.  J. A  KIRK.  Situate in the Slocan Mi.iing Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: On top of  divide between Sandon and Cody creeks and  about one mile from mouth of Cody creek.  ���TAKE NOTICE, That I,A.R. Heyland, acting as  1   agent for AlonzoD. Coplen. free miner's certificate No. 77,224, intend, 60 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 28th day of September, 1897.  Noonday, Grey Eagle, and Fourth, of  July Mineral Claims.  No. 6 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects in  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8sl5 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 Steames from the north  at Trail.  No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects  with C.P.R. main line Steamer.-* for the  north, ot Trail.  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen'l Supfc.  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 trains <or  all points East or "West.  Yuma Fraction Mineral Claim.  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  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located:���  West of the Ruth group, within one mile of  the town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that I, R. W. Gordon , free min  er's certificate No. 89539, 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.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On the  east slope of the valley of Cody creek, about  three miles from Cody.  TAKE NOTICE. That I, J. H. Gray, acting as agent for Byron N. White,  free miner's certificate No. 74,260, intend, GO  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining Crown Grant of above  claims.  And further take notice that action under See.  37 must be commenced before issuance of such  Certificate of improvements.  Dated this 8th day of September' 189.J,  NOTICE.  .Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   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.  PRICE  LIST:  Rough Lumber,Harrow,  $10 o0  "'         wide,  $11 00 to   12 ..  Joist and Scantling sized up to  18 feet long,  11 ..  8 ' to 24 '  12 ..  24 'to 30 '  13 ..  Flooring, T & G, 6 "  20 ..  "             -'4 "  22 ..  V joint Ceiling, J  22 ..  " Rustic,  19 ..  Shiplap,  14 ..  Surfaced Dressed,  13 ..  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  NOTICE.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Near the  town of'Sandou.  TAKE NOTICE that I, E. M. Sandilands, free  miner's certificate No. 86121, as agent for A.  H. Blumenauer, free miner's certificate No. 61895.  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 commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improvements.  Dated this, 18th day of August, 1897.  Not Cheap.  Aged Husband���You are going to  ruin me with your extravagance. You  don't need that cape anv- more than a  cat needs two tails. How often have I  told you iijver to buy anything because  it is cheap?  Young Wife (with an air of one who  has got the better of the argument)���  But it was not cheap; it cost 10 guineaa.  ���London Fun.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that (50 days after date  \S I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lauds and Work's 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 Silverton: Commencing at a post on the  east side of Fennell creek marked "R. H. H.  Alexander's northeast corner," and running west  30 chains, thence south 53 chains, thence east 30  chains, thence north 53 chains, to point of com.  mencement and containing 160 acres, more or  less.  Dated 20th August. 1897.  R. H. H. ALEXANDER.  [L. 1847, G. l.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. Apnle-  whaite, free miners' certificate No.  1206 A, intend, sixty days after date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Crown grants of the above  claims.  v 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.  Kcno Mineral Claim.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that Iintend, 60 days.  IS after date to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 160 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. 23,1897.  DISSOLUTION"  OF   PARTNERSHIP."  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  THE  Partnership  heretofore existing between  Robert Sanderson and Nathan E. Lay, is  hereby dissolved by mutual consent.  ROBERT SANDERSON,  NATHAN E. LAY.  Trail. Sept. 13,1897.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  On Kootenay Lake and R'ver.  Au Impression.  "Did that lawyer get a clear view of  the case?" inquired the litigant's friend.  "No, I'm afraid he didn't. I told him  that my trouble was about money, and  he seemed to be proceeding on the theory that by relieving me of my money  he would cause the trouble to disappear. " ��� Washington Star.  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  JSTJ^KITSF, - - BO.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  TAKE NOTICE that I. S. P. Tuck, free  miner's certificate No. 97,382, acting as agent  forW. P. Rusaell, free miner's certificate No.  7fi2<!(>, intend sixty days from date hereof to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements forthepurpo.se of obtaining  a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that notion under  Section 37 must lie commenced before the  issuance of such  certificate of improvements  Dated this 20th day of August, 1897.  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.  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. Arrive.  9:10 a.m.        NELSON       5:45 p.m  11:00 "        ROSSLAND      3:40   "  8:00 a.m.       SPOKANE      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  TIME CARD  Lv, Kaslo for Nelson and way points: 5:45 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.;YR,ossland 3:40 p  m.; Spokane, 6 p.m.  Lv.   Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 4.45 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossland, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAJvE.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, etc, Tues., Wed., Thurs.;  Fri., Sat.: 8:30 a.m. Ar. Kaslo, 12:30, p.m  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Fri.; 4 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, 8 p.m.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aJwavs on hand.  Great Eastern Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan MiningDivision of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   Adjoining the Madison and about 1$ miles southeast of Town of Sandon.  "PAKE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer of  JL    Sandon, acting as agent for Price Eaton  Co., free miners' certificate No.9743.r) intend 00  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 lGfch day of September, 189"  BONNER'S FERRY A*-�� KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Lv. Kaslo, Sat.,4.00 p. m: Ar. Boundary, Sun.  midnight; Aj. Bonner's Ferry. Sun.. 10.30 a.m.  Lv Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 1 p.m.; Ar. Boundary, Sun., 5 p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connect-on at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m.,  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B.C., Oct. 1,18!)7  Leave 8 00 A.M.  "   8 36     "  "   9 36     "  "   9 51     "  '��� 10 03     "'  " 10 18 "  ."' 10 38     "  Arr. 10 50 "  Leave 11.00 a.m.  "     11.25   "  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F.  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  AV hitewater  Bear Lake  McGuigan  Cody Junction "      1 12  Sandon Leave 1 00  CODY   LINE.  Sandon  Cody  Arrive, 3 50 P.M  "      3 15     "  2 15 "  " 2 00 "  "      1 48     "  1 33     "  Arrive 11.55 a.m.  "      11.20   "  COPELAND,  Superintendent  s.  self!  Aurora Fractional Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: West  of the Ruth group, within one mile of the town  of Sandon. .  TAKE NOTICE that I, H. B. Alexander, free  miner's certificate No 77002, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining Crown grant of above claim.  And further take notice that, action, under  Section 37. must lie commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day of July. 1897.  From Montreal  California, Allan Line    Parisian. "  Oct. 2  Carthaginian "      Labrador .Dominion Line '    Oct 9  Vancouver, ������         From New York  Umliria,Cunard Line    Etruriu "     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 AI5, >-.*)(), >fi0, 70 sso and upwards.  Intennedii'te ���4:,0 and upwards.  Steerage $25.5Q and upwards.  Passengers Ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at Specially low  rates to all parts of the European Ci-utinent.  Prepaid Passages arranged from all points.  Apply to H.DOUGLASS, agent. New Denver,  or to ���  WILLIAM    ST1TT,  General Atrctit,  C. P. R. Oftic-cs, Winnipeg  THE   STEAMER  W. HUNTER  Will leave NEW  afternoon   upon  from Sandon,  DENVER,  arrival   of  every  train  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  S. T. N. CO.. Ltd.,  June 1,1897.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  ���well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C.       i 8  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 21, 1897.  ^ifth Year  MINING RECORDS  Showing the Rapid Development of the Slocan.  LOCATIONS OF   THE WEEK  New Denver fterps.  ��MWH0 SHALL ADVERTISE  Everybody," Says He of Dollars  and Sense.  \ssessment Work Done on Claims j  and Transfers of Mining; ������  Properties.  Ed. Shannon, went up on Tuesday to  commence work on theNeepawa.  Donald Forrester is building- a resid-  | enee on the shore at Big-clow bay.  Tlie new school house was occupied  on Tuesday. There are over 30 names  on the roll.  Mining-  Recorder.  re-  The following is a complete list of the. j .   A](iy: SPi\oat',     ,   ~       ,   ,.,      , .  mining transactions recorded during the  turned on luesuay from a holiday trip  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows :���  LOCATIONS.  Oct 15���Ontario, i'ayne Mt, JL Ryan; Fulton,  ���Mine, Chas French.  Ocrifi���Margiirettc. Wilson, Jas Stubbs ; Bonanza Kirnr Fraction-, Noble Five Mt, Ivan E  Ward; Noble Five Fraction, same, name; Maud  E Fraction, same, Geo B ;McDomild: Knoville  Fraction, sani(s,F 0 Baker; World's Fair, same,  .same.  Oct 18-Bee Bee, Goat Mt, Isabella Irvin,  Ocr lit���Last Link, Xew Denver, WS Taylor,  Knssid Thompson, J D Tnit.  ASSKS-SMKNTS.  Oct l.'l���FiC.gal Tender, United.  Oct 11���Columbus No-', Carbonate King.  Oct l.ri���Crossroads, Twilight, Grand View,  Climax, Gopher.  Oct 10���Win ton, Noble Five, Bonanza King,  World's Fair, Knoxvilks, Maud E, Lake View No  Oi, Alameda, Alpha.  OKimi-'ICATK OK l.Ml'KOVK.MKM'S.  Oct 13���Empire No 5, Bryan No 4.  TKAX'si-'EHS.  Oct 13���Fairy Queen J. W A Swan to F W  Wright.  Same, same to M Watson.  Washington G motion }, E H Thomlinson ' to  The Washington Mining Co, Oct 7.  Dump Fraction, M J Sweeney to Native Silver  Bell Mining Co, Oct 1.  Annie C A, W II Brandon to C Kloepper, Sept 2  C & K ��, same to same, same.  Oct 14���Frisco, agreement to sell, F L Byron-  Dougald MacMillan, L F Holt/, and A S William,  son to Amos Thompson, Oct 14, .*ij,000.  StOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  ASSESSMENTS.  Oct 13���Tere Fraction, Chas Martin.  THANSKKRS.  Oct 7���Varklc'ck 7/1(3, Jolin McLeod to R A  Cameron.  Rita *, W J Elliott to A W Stubbs.  Same", A W Stubbs to John W Switzer.  Ocr 8���Rawhide J, E B Dunlop to Jac kscn Rad  elift*.  Charming Widow }, Jackson Radcliff to Henry  Reichart.  Rawhido i, same to J G Drewar.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Oct 13���Lost Ledge, Frank R Townsend*  Standard, Henrv Pillkah; Lost Ax, same;  Wandering Goat, Henry Nitengalc; Ella May,  same.  Oct 14���Stanley, S Wcese.  Oct 15���Small Hopes Fractional, Aug Schuelei"i  ASSESSMENTS.  Oct 13���Carbonate No 2. Iron Crown, Lome  Beecher, Kenneth, Thora Macdonald, Clara,  Walter. Echo.  Oct 14���Revenue.  Oct 15 -Twilight, Twilight No 2.  TRANSFERS-  Oct 13���Salida, P J Lidner to Aug R Meyer.  333, A, L P Paterson to J W Caldwell.  Silver Bell Fraction, W Hanson and K L Burnet to 0 G Lareree, $1,000.  Oct 11��� Black Fox, Daisy ami California, J D  Porter to Henry Croft, s25,o;)0.  Oct is���Mable C ',, D A Bulton to Chas Gray  DA Kendall, 850.  Riiiuy Day and Black Cloud .'., F Townsend  and H Pillkahn to AV J Adams, ."alio.  Handy and Argosy 1/0, H S Duprey to W J  Adams  Morning Bird A, J Smith to F Manuel.  Hidden Treasure *, J Manuel to J Smith.  Morning Bell \, Jas Jmith to F Clapp.  Hidden Treasure, same to same  Four Crown, Mollie Fraser to W J H Holmes.  Iron Csip, Lavina nnd Ruthie Bell, bond, Archibald McDonald et al to Louis Booke.  Same 8, Norman MacLeod to Louis E Booker.  to Spokane.  F. W. Balmain, C. E., of Sandon,  spent the early part of the week in  New Denver;  Angus McGillvray is building' a neat  residence on the corner of Sixth Ave.  and Union Street.  The Pilot Bay smelter is about ready  to start operations. The mill will "be.  started next week.  A g-ood strike of high grade dry ore  is reported on the Chatham,' on tlie  North Fork of Carpenter.  A party of six has been organized in  town to go to the Klondike in the  spring", by way of Edmonton.  G. ANY Grimmett, of Sandon, occupied  the pulpit in the Methodist church Sunday in the absence of Kev. Powell.  The Sixth street sidewalk is to be  continued from Union street to tlie new  Presbyterian church on Kootenay.  The K. of P. Lodge in this town is  growing apace, new members being-  initiated almost every meeting nig-ht.  A C.P.B. man is authority, for the  rumor that Heinze will shortly put on  sleeping cars between Trail and Hob-  son.  There are now upwards of 350 lamps  on the electric light system, and new  wires are being strung at the rate of 20  a day.  A post office is to be established at the  Halycon Hot Springs. An express and  ticket office has already been established there.  The Provincial Sanitary Law affecting cesspools and outhouses is being  rig-idly enforced here, the dry earth  system being made compulsory.  The Chapleau, Lemon creek, made a  shipment of 21 tons of ore last week to  the Nelson smelter, tne value of which  will run from $200 to if400 per ton.  The Mollie Gibson case, involving the  title to that rich Kokanee creek property,  will come up for hearing at the present  sitting of the county court at Nelson.  Palma Angrignon has the lumber on  the ground for a large ice house which  he will erect in the'near future.    The  was thoroughly enjoyed. .; Mr. Falconer  will return to New Denver in a few days  and will organize a lodge here.  A. J. McKay, tlie B.C. representative  of Bradstreet's, with headquarters at  Vancouver, was here this week doing  up the business houses for the second  time this year. He reports 87 less  business bouses in Eossland than in  April last, with a big- change also in  Sandon.  The Jeanette mine on Wilson creek  has been closed for the winter. About  225 feet of work has been done on the  ledge, and considerable concentrating  ore put on the dump. Work will be  resumed early in the spring. Ed.  McC'aul, manager, returned to Spokane  this week.  .EAT    .SPAIN    UV  SAYS    DOOLKV.  will   be   -24x50   with lS-foot  A    "JJBAP    O'    DJiW-  I have often heard it said���  (But my wording may be new)  Ilka tiny"blade o' grass  Gets* its ain' pure drap o' dew  This auld saying I did pen,  Asking Jeanie if she knew,  I was like a blade o' grass,  Wad she be my drap o' dew?  Y ester-ecu her answer came���  Sweet and saucy, like my lass ;  "In the way o' color, Bob,  Ye arc like a blade o' grass.  "An ye're growing in my heart,  Where the cauld wind never blew !  Dinna suffer lang wi' thirst ;  Come and take your drap o'dew."  ���Ladies' Home Journal.  INFORMATION   WANTED.  If Alvin Charles Fleck, who was  last heard from in Nelson two vears  ago, will write to the Ledge he will  hear something to his advantage.  Any information regarding his whereabouts, addressed to the Ledge or  liobt. Fleck, Logierait P. O., Ont,  will be very acceptable.  Business Stand to rent with two rooms  up stairs, on Slocan avenue, New Denver. Also Restaurant business and  outfit for sale. Apply to Thompson,  Mitchell & Co.  Carpets, floor cloth, rugs, mats, curtains. Bedroom sets in ash and oak.  Largest stock in Slocan-Kootenay.  CROWLEY, above Ledge Office, New  Denver. Freight paid to all Lake Points  and Sandon.  building-  walls.  A large boiler and hoisting works is  being put in the Arlington mine. It  will be in working order inside of a  week and will be the first steam hoist  on Lemon Creek.  A group of properties on the big lead  back several miles from Arrow lake,  and opposite ito the Hot Springs, has  been bonded for ��75,000. About 46  claims are staked on this lead.  The wagon road to Three Forks was  opened last Saturday and several teams  have made the trip over it. It is claimed the road is dangerously narrow in  places, but otherwise it is all right.  Tlie steamer Hunter brought over the  C.P.U. pile driver from liosebery on  Tuesday. After doing some work on  the New Denver wharf piles will be  driven for the Fidelity pier.  N. Dingman has made many improvements on the old hospital building on  Sixth street, the structure being lathed  and plastered throughout. He will  occupy it as a boarding house.  Mr. and Mrs. David Matheson have  leased the Ten Mile hotel of C. B. Taylor, and took charge Tuesday Mr. and  Mrs. Taylor will take an extended trip  in the Elast, to visit friends and relatives.  Development work being put on the  Mary Durham and Royal Five, situated  close to the lake shore between New  Denver and Rosebery, has shown up the  ledges heretofore opened, in several new  places.  The first mishap to the electric  lighting' plant occured Saturday night,  when a weakness in the boiler compelled the shutting off the lights, and Saturday and Sunday nights the town was  in darkness.  There will not be any service on Sunday morning next in the Methodist  church, but service will be held at night  as usual at 7 o'clock. Rev. II. N. Powell  will preach a sermon on "Troublesome  Thoughts."  Work on the car-ferry slip at Roso-  "Net Editors, Clan-in���gucl (.yards, Ktc,  Walk Over the; Spaniard.  "I wondher what in all ails  McKin-  ley," said Mr. Hennessy.  "What about?" demanded Mr.Dooley.  "That he  don't open  up war against  Spain," said Hennessy.  "I don't know, I'm sure," Mr. Dooley  rejoined. "He'd ought to, that's sure.  Here is Cuba bein'' depop'latecl an'  roonedj.an' h��re ar-re we smokin' cigars  made in AVisconsin an' our commerce  bein' desthroyed, an' all th' big type in  th' newspapers wearin' out an'ye no  fight. It can't be that he's afeerd. We'd  ate Spain up in a day, !we wild indeed.  Look at our raysoorcis! Look at th'  men we culd put in th' field: Fitzsim-  mons, th' Boston baseball nine, th' Can-  na-Gael Gyards, th' Englewood Cadets,  an' Joseph Meddle, th' editor iv th'  Thrybune ! Cud auny totterin' dy-nasty  iv Europe overcome that mar-rtial array,  as th' fellow says. Yes, I know they  have some brave editors in Spain���as  gallant a lot iv la-ads as iver slung a  pen: But they're not in the same class  with our sojers. Th' columns iv their  pa-apers ain't so long. They can't do  th'sthrat-ee-gee that a good American  editor is brought up on.  NO'MOKE   PALAVER'NT'.  "McKinley oug'ht to rely upon thim  more thin he does. He's* not got th'  thrue spirit an' they're th' la-ads to give  it to him. He wastes too much time in  palaverin'. He sinds over Gin'ral  Woodford to say to th' Queen iv Spain :  'Madam, th' Prisident presints his compliments to ye an' wants to know if ye  won't be so kind.as to, come to some  arrangement in Cuba,' he says. Thin  iv'rybody takes a fresh light an' waits.  Bimeby th' queen comes inan' says she:  'Presint to Misther Mack renewed assurances iv me mos' distinguished consideration an' tell him to go to blazes',  she says. 'I'll communicate ye'er  majesty's roar at wanst,' says Woodford.  Whin he rayturns he say : 'Th' Prisi-  dint desires me to convince ye iv his  more thin fatherly affection, to assure  ye that ye're th' em'y girl he iver really  cared fr, but he's sorry fr to tell ye in  reply to ye're rayquist iv even date that  he has other engagemints that'll prevint  him fr'm acceptin'.' An' so it goes an'  nawthin' is done.  1IAXD   OVER   CUBA.  "Now, if.we left-it to th' newspa-apers  they'd be no small talk. Woodford'd go  over to th' widow woman with wan small  child, an' him a king, an' he'd say:  'Look here, we don't want no more  nonsense, see! Will ye give us Cuba or  will we take it off ye?" An' if she ray-  fused, thin th' Prisidint'd call out th'  Mulligan Gya-ards an' th' Aurora Zouves  an' Father Macchew's Fife an' Dhrum  Corpse an' th' Civicl Featheration an'  th' Woman's 'Club an' all th' r-rest iv  our fightin' strength", an' he'd confront  th' Spanyard with solid,warlike columns  iv th'-Thrybune an' he'd nail Cuba, an'  in a few years we'd have th' island prosperous an' happy, an' 'd be raisin' our  own supplies iv yellow fever 'stead iv  importhin' thim from abroad.  "What cud Spain do? Wan good editor cud blow all her hundhred ships into  smithereens with a single article on circulation, an' th' Spanish ar-rmy iv wan  hundhred thousan' men'd crumble be-  fure th' gallant char-rge iv wan American hackman.    Ye betcher life.  GREAT   ARE   THE   PAPERS.  "When th' movement to free Ireland  be freein' quantities iv dinnymite was  goin' on, a man be th' name iv Grady  had a pa-aper he called th' Explosive  down on Halsted sthreet. It was a  pathrite pa-aper an' it advised me an'  others fr to go acrost th' sea an'spoil  th' ancient architecture iv Great Britain. I didn't go. But wan day I got  me a small piece iv gas pipe plugged at  both inds, with a fuse in wan, an' took  Dorsey   down   with   me to   see  Grady,  ! bery will be completed this week, j 'Misther Grady,' says I, 'I'mgoin' over  Buiiding of the ferry is well advanced j I says. "Tis on'y through th' courage  and the craft will be ready to go into \ an' fidelity iv her sons that Ireland can  coin mission as soon as tlie Slocan River j be freed.'" 'Ar-re ye fixed with th' stuff?'  Go to  kinaws.  T.  II. Hoben's  for   good  Mac  t  I have about decided to marry Mr.  Drestbeef, said one Chicago woman to  another.  He is not at all handsome.  That is very true, but his ex-wives  tell me that lie never opposes a divorce  suit.  Furnish elegantly and  cheap,   Parlor  road is completed.  he says.  says 1, an' I pulled th'  1 am,'  | gas   pipe.    He   tur-rned   white   as his  Lxtensive  improvements have   been , shirt     ��Take that ont i  he says_    <Take  made in the log cabin in  the rear ol the | it awav fr��m he,.e or j'H_()h,   merciful  Record ofhce, that is used as a jail. New jpo^g^   that   j   should   have   let this  cells have been put in  with peep-holes j [oonatjc int0 me office.    Take it awav,  in the doors,  and other conveniences for ] y  tell ye.'    'Ye   needn't   be  afraid,"!  the   comfort   and   safe-keeping   of the  friends of .Officer McLeod.  Tom Gray's candle and sur. well-  known in kootenay for their connection with Heinzc's railroad system, have  sets in rugs and plush.    New  designs in | been   making  mysterious   trips   for  a  says, 'I'm very careful. I'll give it to  Dorsey. Here, Tim,' an' I tossed th'  gas pipe to him. Grady gave a scream  iv turror an' in two leaps was atth' window. Another wan took him to th'  sthreet. an' it was  a whole  dav   befure  fancy chairs,   couches, etc.    At lowest j week past.    It is supposed Jhat they are ] he cud be^injooced  to come back.    He  prices at Crowley's New Denver.    End-'       ' ' " ~" '  less variety  of Pillows,   Beds  and Mattresses.  trying- to buv out the C.P.R.  On   Monday   evening,   Oct.   25th    a  J social and concert will be given  at the  for  "'entlemen at i Presbyterian  church.    For  particulars  B J        i see posters.    The proceeds of this and   - ��� j all the opening services  will g-o to re-  An immense assortment of furniture j duce   the balance due on  the cost of  lower than Coast  prices,  at Crowley's ; the new building.  New Denver.    Freight paid  on order  Hats and  Neckties  Mrs. Merklev's.  to Sandon and all Slocan points.  A  full  line  of  rubbers and socks  at  Hoben's. _  For four-bits   you  can   purchase  100  ancient newspapers at this office.  .7. II. Falconer, deputy Grand Chief  Ranger of the Independent Order of  Forresters, addressed a very attentive  audience last Thursday evening in the  Clever Hall, on the merits of the order.  The address was preceded by several  vocal selections, and  the entertainment  changed th' pa-aper into an organ iv  th' undhertakers' association."  "An' what iv it?" said Mr. Iiennessv.  "Nawthin'," said Mr. Dooley. "Oify  if we go to war with Spain we don't want  to lean too har-rd on th' editors. We  may need other assistance."  Dwelling House, Six Rooms, to rent.  Furnished or Unfurnished.  Apply to Tiio.mp.sox, Mrrc'incrj, & Co.  The latest novelties in Ladies Capes,  Jackets, Dress Goods and Millinerv, at  Mrs. Merklev.  "M0B0DY," SAYS   MR.   FAILURE  There is a little red  covered book  published by The Trade Company of  Boston, the title of which is "Dollars  and Sense."   It is filled with excellent  I advice   to up-to-date business  men.  j     "If   everybody   advertised    who  i ought to advertise," says it,   "there  I wouldn't be enough advertising space  j to go one-tenth the way around.    One  j half of the folks who don't advertise  j need   advertising   as   much as   the  j other half who do advertise.  j     "Some clothing   stores   advertise  I and some do not;   some dry  goods  j stores advertise extensively and some  j do not;   some provision dealers ap-  I preciate the  value  of printer's ink  i while others try to run business with  jout letting people  know they're in  ! business;   some  furniture establish-  ; ments believe in  telling people their  I business that they may do more business,  while others expect  to make  money0without publicity.     The in-  ; consistency of  business  is as marked  I as the inconsistency   of everything  else.  " Nine men out of ten make a success in any line by liberal publicity,  and the odd man thinks he ought to  do as much business as others by  doing business differently from the  others.  "There are fundamentalprinciples  without which men cannot do business, except in exceptions, and the  exceptions are too rare for comment.  There must be goods to sell and a  place to sell them in. There must be  capital and salesmen. There must  be something to tell people where  they can buy something. It is called  advertising, and nothing else has  ever taken its place, because there is  nothing else to take its place.  "If one barber can make more  money than all other barbers by advertising, why should not some of the  other barbers get a partot that money  by advertising? If one butcher by  advertising can build up trade selling  the same meat that all other batchers  sell, and yet do more business than  the others, why should not some ot  the others go and do likewise?  " It is far better to spend one thousand, or ten thousand dollars, in ad  vertising. and make more money,  than to spend nothing and make less,  "there is not a line of business, from  pegging shoes to selling dry goods,  w.iich cannot be consistently advertised. Advertising pays better than  any other investment, because the  majority of successful business men,  whatever thev may think about other  business methods, unite in believing  that advertising is that which has  built up their business. No sensible  man can believe that successful  houses advertise, and become extensive advertisers, for the fun of the  thing. It's cold business with them.  "Every business man, if lie lias  something to sell, whether it be cough  drops, candy, clothespins, washtubs,  soap, lamps, fire crackers, or pianos,  if his goods be in general demand,  and his office be located in or near  the business centre of the town, no  matter how successful he may be  without advertising, will find that he  will be more successful by using a  reasonable amount of printer's ink.  "Occasionally one finds a successful store able to do profitable business  without advertising,   but these stores  are suc'i  exceptions that their methods cannot be copied   except  by a  privileged few,   and no sensible man  claims that he is an  exception when  the road to success is along the beaten  track of others.     It is far  better to  travel in certainty than to gamble on  uncertainty.     Because one  man out  of a thousand can  be successful without advertising, is no reason why nine  hundred and ninety-nine should attempt to be that one.    Let the other  fellow   take the chances.     Wisdom  teaches you to  keep to established  methods  of success,   weaving   into  those methods your own identity and  originality,   but  remembering   that  there are principles of trade which  you have no right to ignore, and that  the principal principle of trade-bringing is regular, legitimate, persistent,  and   continuous   advertising  in  the  daily and weekly local newspapers,  the only mediums which cannot help  reaching every buyer,   and the only  indispensable mediums for local advertisers everywhere."  tjmjj-MBUjWUMUMiMasai  k Wallbridge,  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  PURNIT  ir  I carry tlie stock;���the largest'in the Slocan-  Kootenay, in-., sho.w  rDoms covering  3,000 feet of floor space.  Furniture for a Mansion or Cottage at  D   ��  om  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.  Undertaking a Specialty.  Note the address: Above the Ledge office,  Sixth Street. New Denver.  Freight, paid on goods to Simrtoii, Slocsun City mid nil Lake points.  .   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  2S rooms, and its beautiful situation amidst the  finest scenery in  America,   this hotel is unsur  passed in all Kootenay.  III. STEGE, Prop  &&&&  To the inhabitants  of Mew Denver  A minister., greatly exercised by the  drowsy hahits of his people.one Sunday  afternoon remarked: '"I see a great  many of yon overcome with sleep. I  do not wonder at it. for the weather is  so oppressive, your work is hard and  many of you have come a long- way;  therefore," he added, "I am not surprised to .see many of you asleep, but what  surprises me is to see many sleeping  who have had such a comfortable sleep  here in the morning."  See Hoben's corduroy and tweed suits  and ulsters.  The  108 Bishopsgate St.  [within]  LONDON, ENG.  S-klllSfTipiio])  a  .M pm-annum  Go to Hoben's for mackinaws.  Review  To    Brokers,   Mining  Engineers. o\viiurs_<>f  Mininir claims, Min-  insr  Entrinoci-s. Ass.iyisrs,  Journsilists and othisi's:���  B.  Advertise in tht  only   reproseiitjitivi!    K  Km.,,,*.     A Q00d investment  C. Keview,    The  .    0.   .rournal    in  GROCERIES,  DRV GOODS,  CLOTHING,  BOOTS & SHOES,  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,  STOVES,  ENAMEL and TINWARE,  PAINTS, OILS. GLASS,  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS.I  JES'SOP & BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS, ETC.,  AT LOWEST PRICE  New Denver, B. C.  Slocan Lake  Points:  Many have received  BENEFIT  from   my Opticul   Department,  05  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DE,.  P. II. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  ;<  Why not You ?  You who have tried common  Spectacles in vain, and suffered from eye strain, causing;  Nervous Headache, Etc.  It will pay you to come 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  he attended to at once. I have  one of the best trial cases made  and can give you the best service.  Eyes tested Free.  (i. "W. GRIMMETT,  Jeweler and Optician, Sandon, B.C.  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 you want Anything in the way  of Printing Material.  Co���r "heToronto Type  Foundry Co.,Ltd.  J.C.CROrlE, Agent,  C")t\ Cordova Street,  DZ*V       VANCOUVER, B.C.  E.Parris& Co.,  Gents' "Furnishincrs,  Special lines in bn IliresRini. Carpets, Mats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth nnd. Linoleum.      | SLOCAN  Also the latest styles in .iJross Goods and  Triminirms: in siLks and velvets and  buttons; Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too1 numerous to mention.  Millinerv the latest style always on hand.  MRs>. W   W. MERKLY.  CITY   and   TEN   MILE.  A full line of Prospectors' and Miners  Supplies at TenMile Store.


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