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The Ledge Nov 25, 1897

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 Volume V.   No. 8  NEW DENVER, B. C, NOVEMBER 25,  1897.  Price, $2 00 Year  ^ Talg oF Ha^shTps.  Among the passengers who came  down from the north on the steamer  City of Seattle was G. N. Wright. Mr.  "Wright met J. W. Gillis, a Fort Wrangel  citizen, on the way down, and brings the  news of what Mr. Gillis saw and accomplished in the gold fields. Gillis  went into the gold fields early in the  spring and came out three weeks ago.  He stopped at Juneau two weeks and  then came south as far as Fort Wrangel  on the Gity of Seattle. Mr. Wright,  who had a long talk with him, was kind  enough to write the following synopsis  of Gillis' experience, which cannot fail  to be of interest:  "Leaving Fort Wrangle March  15th  last, Gillis says he proceeded  to the interior over  the Chilkoot pass,  at that  time the only known overland  route to  the gold fields, and   after many days of  hardships common to all travellers to  this land of nuggets, he reached Marsh  lake on   sleds.   Then   he   built boats,  and, the river being open, dropped down  safely through the canyon, but portaged  White Horse, below which a few miles  he came to an immense ice jam, which  was moving very slowly down the river.  This was May 4th, .Gillis  having left  Marsh lake on April 29.   He followed  the jam to within a short distance of La-  barge, and again took to sleds, crossing  that lake on the   ice,   which   was com-  paritively smooth, in a few days, and  again he took to the boats,  the Lewes  river being open as far as Rink Rapids,  where he again, on May 10th, encountered a jam moving very slowly, which he  followed   into   Dawson, arriving   there  May 17th.   Found food very scarce, no  supplies having yet arrived from   the  outside.   He  sold out  and loaned out  all   his   supplies,    retaining   what   he  thought would last him a mouth.  "At this time bacon was $1.50 a pound,  flour $15 per sack and other food articles  similarly high.  "Mr. Gillis said:  _" 'At this time the entire Klondike  district was supposed to contain a population of 2000  or   thereabouts.    Having  a friend on Claim No. 14, of El Dorado  creek, we proceeded to that district immediately and found him and he gladly  contracted with us to work his claim on  shares.    The next day after arriving we  had a very hard   shower of   rain, after  which I walked out among the diggings,  and at every dump of dirt I could see the  glittering nuggets.    It is safe to say that  in an hour I could hav�� picked out at  least two gallons. As yet none had been  sluiced, there not being sufficient water.  Next day, before startiag for Dawson to  bring up our supplies,  my  friend  mentioned   the   fact   that  we might need a  little spending money, and indifferently  walked to  the dump and picked up in a  few moments what he thought would be  needed,   perhaps  $1000 or $1200.    I had  heard before going in many wild and exaggerated stories, as I thought, but fouud  that to do that was almost impossible.  In a few days after sluicing began in each  cabin could be seen cans, gold pans, coffee pots, and anything that would hold  the precious metal, full to overflowing.  The summer passed  without incident,  except that there was not enough rainfall���thus handicapping the work very  mnch.   The weather  began  to get cold  about August loth to the degree of freezing.    The   riffles   in   the   sluice  boxes  froze solid, it taking almost to noon each  day to thaw them out.    But in the face  of all these difficulties the output everywhere was enormous.    About the last of  August we came to Dawson to lav in our  September 23 the Tripp Bros, were discovered lost, quite a distance from the  trail, by one of the party while hunting.  About this time we met a pack train and  bought a horse from them, but we had  'not gone far when he gave out. We then  met the other section of the same train  and traded him for a fresher one, but he  only lasted a few hours. Tripp Bros,  s-fsxyed Avith us but a short time, and  again put out ahead, and in a few days  they were again accidently discovered  across the river, entirely dazed, they  having followed a drinking trail down to  the river, and supposed, of course, that  it led across. With great difficulty they  crossed to the other side, and when  found several miles below were almost  bewildered. It was about this time  that our provisions gave out entirely,  and for several days the six of us were  entirely dependent upon what my faithful gun could bring down. Right here  was the beginning of an attachment for  my old gun that time can never obliterate.  "'About 90 miles from Five Fingers  we came upon theHochi Indian village.  Here we secured a bountiful   suppty of  fish and again   set   out,   but in about  three days ran out of provisions, except  a little tea, and ito make   our   lot still  harder a terrible snowstorm set in, lasting three days and falling to the depth  of over t��vo feet.   Yet for five days we  ploughed    through   it   without   grub.  When, in an almost dead condition we  came  to  the headwaters of what we  supposed was the Alaska river.    Here  we   found   a   few   salmon,   which   we  secured by shooting through the head.  On  coming back to   camp  f and  my  partner found the other four indulging  in quite a feast���rawhide  shoestrings  being the article of diet.    We secured  about 2S pounds of salmon, and not a  particle was thrown away, not even the  entrails.   But this supply lasted but a  very short time, and our condition became far more deplorable than ever.  The snow was too deep to  hunt in and  the river froze over, thus preventing  our g-etting any   more fish.    For two  days we were were without a mouthful,  when we came to the Kluckshine Indian village.  Here we secured  what I can hear the Yukon inlet will  give a good deal of trouble and part of  the time will prove impassible. I should  say that this is the route for a railway,  though if taken, I think it will be an  electric one. There is an abundance of  water power all the -way across, and an  overland trolley can be constructed comparatively cheap from here to Teslin  Lake. The river then would be easy  for a steamer like the Kootenay. I had  a little talk with Duchesnay when he  was here, and he said there were no engineering difficulties in the way.  "The newspaper articles on trails and  wagon roads through this country with  only two per cent, grades seem rather  ridiculous to persons on the ground, as  it is evident to us that the writers have  never been here.  "You can tell anyone who asks that  there will be a well beaten sleigh road  all the way from the mouth of the Stickeen river to Teslin Lake any time after  February 1st.  Charles A. Wright.  are being built so   that operations can  be carried on during the winter.  J. M. Eggert, M. E., who is employed  by Messrs. Craig and Dingman, of Toronto, developing lot 46, was in town  this week. Several new veins highly  mineralized and showing free gold have  been discovered.  We are informed that the Standard  Oil Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, has purchased McLeod & Co's. gold property on  Washkigambg. The vein on this property is 55 feet wide and has been traced  two and one-half miles. Assays made in  New York city, from average samples  taken from a depth of 10 feet, run $6 per  ton:  '  A Wonderful Find.  East Canad,an NgV/s.  JSov.18'  CHANGE ALL ABOUND.  New Time Table Over the C. P. K. System in Kootenay.  The whole time system of the C.P.R.  in the Kootenay district has been altered, taking effect last Sunday.    On  the Rossland division trains will leave  Nelson at 6:30 p. m. and arrive at Rossland at 11 p. m. daily.   They will leave  Rossland at 6 p. m. and arrive in Nelson at 10:30 p. m.    Close connections  will   be   made  with   the    main   line.  Columbia  river  steamers   will   leave  Arrowhead at 10 a.  m., Nakusp at 1 p.  in. and arrive at Robson at 8:30 p.m.  making   connections with   the trains  that arrive in Nelson at 10:30 p. m. and  Rossland at 11 p. m.    People leaving  Vancouver at 2 p. m.  on any day may  arrive in Nelson at 10:30 p." m. of the  second day.    The lay-over;;at Revel  stoke from 9:15 p. rh. to 4:30 a. m.will  in the future be avoided and close connections made  there.    Close connections will be made at Nakusp and the  train leaving there at 1:30 p.  m. will  arrive at Sandon at 4:55 p. in.    The  train over the Nakusp & Slocan leaves  Sandon at 7:45 a.  m.,   connecting at  Rosebery with the steamer Slocan for  lake points and Slocan City, where connection will be made for Nelso  I plenty of salmon,  bear and squirrel meat.    From here it  was a good day's journey  to  Dalton's  post,   and   the' last end "of this day's  jourhey was simply a scramble down on  our hands and knees or plunging headlong into the snow.    It was a terrible  day s. journey.   At the post we found  no one but Indians, the agent being at  the agency, and they hardly wanted to  permit us'to enter, but when they saw  we were determined to do so they"gave  up the key to the storehouse and we  went in, and for five days we feasted  and slept.   My weight on leaving Dawson was 202 p"ounds, and at Jack Dalton's post it was 151 pounds.   Here the  natural results of starvation set in, and  we  all   bloated  terribly.    About   the  second day of our stay at the post Ed.  Thorpe arrived.   He" advised us that  along the route were many dead horses  from" the backs of which the provisions  have never been removed.   This made  it unnecessary for us to carry anything  with us, and we therefore made the top  from  the post   out, a   distance of 440  mites, without incident.    We all rea'iz-  ed on getting to Chilkoot that we had  had a very close call.    Without my gun  the only one'in the party���-not one of  us   would    have   survived."���-Victoria  Times.  elson as soon  is the Slocan river branch is in operation. The train from Sandon will arrive in Nakusp at 11:15 a. m. connecting" with the boats which leave for the  north at 18:30 a. m.  December 1st the Slocan river branch  will be in operation and trains will  leave Nelson every day except Sunday  at 9 a. m., connecting" at Slocan city  with the steamer Slocan for lake points  and Rosebery, where connection will  be made witli the tr<un for Sandon; returning the train from Slocan City and  lake points will arrive at Nelson at 2:20.  The distance from Slocan City to Nelson, 25 miles,-will be made in two hours  and 20 minutes. When travel over  this road begins, the steamer Slocan  will make two trips a day, morning and  afternoon, leaving Rosebery on the arrival of the Sandon and Nakusp trains  andtieing up at Slocan Gity overnight.  EAST   KOOTENAY.  Mr. Munn, on behalf of Ottawa capitalists, has bonded the claims in which  Ben Abel is interested on Dutch creek.  There are 19 claims recorded on Dutch  creek, some of which give promise of  turning out good properties.  The Dutch creek trail, the contract for  which was let to Ben Abel, has been  carried about 27 miles up   Dutch creek.  Lardeau Jack returned on Saturday  from his season's exploration of the  country around Fort Steele. He informs  us that he intends going to the Klondike.  . A find of marvelous richness has been  made in the Summit mine on Wild  Horse creek near the Elsie and the  owners, the Lindblade brothers, think  they have something that will yield as  heavily as a Klondike property. The  mine was bonded by a member of the  Fern company on the strength of an 18-  inch cropping which assayed about $100  in gold to the ton. The dip of the vein  was about 45 degrees and a shaft was  started some distance up the hill to tap  it. After sinking this shaft to a depth  of about 40 feet and spending, in all, in  the neighborhood of-$5000, the bond was  thrown up.  The Lindblade brothers took up the  work where it had been left off arid after  sinking about five feet more in the shaft,  ran across a six-foot lead of decomposed  white quartz which gave an assay of  $2700 in gold to the ton. The first test  was by panning, two or three chunks  being crushed and panned out. The  result was a run of gold extending for  four inches over the bottom of the pan  and containing between 40 and 50 cents  in value. The owners at once put a .force  of twelve men to work drifting both  ways and sinking the shaft to a greater  depth. The ore is beirigsacked and will  be brought out this winter on, a rawhide  trttil that will be built at once.' A carload is being made up and will be  shipped as soon as possible for a mill  test.  The ore is honeycombed and very soft  and appears to carry no value except  gold. Very little has been said about  the strike and the Lindblade brothers  say that the mine is not for sale.���-Nelson Miner.  THE   ENTEKPKISE.  The owners of the Olive mine at Rat  Portage have refused an offer of half a  million dollars, made by the Rothschilds.  An important discovery of fire clay  has been made in Nipissing on a farm  belonging to Mr. Thomas Whittaker, of  London.  The statement of the Bank of Montreal  for the last six months ending October  31st shows a marked improvement in  business. ."���'.,'  Their excellencies, Lord and Lady  Aberdeen and suite arrived in Toronto  this week, and have taken up their  quarters at the Government House. The  social world.is on the qui vive in anticipation of a very gay season.  The Secretary of State has received a  petition bearing over one thousand signatures, asking for the release of W. A.  Grenier, who is now serving a term in  prison for libelling J. Isreal Tarte, the  Minister of Public Works.  The office of the Canadian Express  Company at, Trenton, Ont., was broken  Into by a gang of cracksmen on Thursday night, who unlocked the vault by  the combination and made off with  about $3000 in notes and silver.  The new Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Sir Oliver Mowat, will be sworn  into his new office on the 24th of this  month in time for him to open the last  session of the present legislature, which  has been summoned to meet on the 30th  inst.  The Enterprise, on Ten Mile creek,  resumed operations^ last wreek with a  force of thirty men. R. K. Neil is  superintendent and D. Ii. Harrington,  formerly of Butte, is foreman. YVilbe.r  DuBoise will act as bookkeeper and the  office will he at the mine during the  winter. Next month the mine will  commence shipping large quantities of  ore in bulk. Just to what smelter has  not yet been determined. There are  thousands of tons of ore in sight at the  Enterprise and it -will take years to  work it out  The Beaver Line Steamship Company  have signed the contract with the government for the Atlantic Mail service,  and will call at Halifax during the  wfnter season. ��� A bonus of ��500 per trip  in addition to the regular subsidy will  be paid to the company.  Mr. Ben Craig, of Toronto, has brought  back from the Wahnapitae gold fields,  where he has been looking after some  claims, splendid specimens of free gold  in quartz. Several Toronto men are  very heavily interested in these mines,  among them being ��� Mr. Goldwin Smith,  who owns a claim of great richnese.  tinned"to discharge his duties until his  retirement in 1896. He was also a  member of the firm of Davidson & Hay,  wholesale grocers in Toronto.  ,  A terrible storm raged on Lake Erie  the latter part of last week, wrecking  the steamer Idaho of the Western transit lino, bound for Chicago with a load  of packet freight. The crew was composed of 21 men, 19 of whom found a  watery grave in the lake, near Long  Point.' The other two men clung to a  spar for hours until the steamer Mariposa rescued them. The Captain,  Alexander Gillies, perished with his  boat.  The little village of Bayfield, Ont.,  was the scene of a sad tragedy on Monday, Nov. 8th, when Fred. Elliott, of the :  Albion Hotel, shot his brother Harvey  in the presence of his mother and sister  and several other people. Harvey.who  was twent3r-one years old, had led a  wild life since his' father's death some  two years ago, leaving his younger  brother Fred, aged nineteen, to manage  the affairs of the hotel. Fred, often  complained and quarrels ensued, artd it  was during one of them that Harvey  met his death. Fred, has been taken  to the Goderich gaol.  B. W. Leeming, of Brantford, and C.  W. Williams,  formerly of Tilsonberg,.  started on a snipe-slmoting expedition  one day this  week,  leaving Pt. Rowan  in Mr.'Leoming'sjsinall naphtha launch.  They ran the launch along the shores .  of tlie Bay for some distance, and then  got out and Svent separate ways.���������, Some- .  time later Mr.  Leeming went to find  Williams   and   was horror-stricken to  discover him lying dead, face down, in--  six inches of water.    At Mr. Leeming's  request an inquest-will be  held.   Deceased was a member of the Masonic  fraternitv.  Nelson's   Smelter  THANKSGIVING   ENTERTAINMENT.  LKTTKU    FROM    <SH.UiI.KV,  winter's provisions, but found to our  great surprise that not a pound could be  had at an}' price. All day long groups  of excited men could be seen here and  there talking over the situation. But  few restaurants remained open, and  those that did made you an allowance  regardlesf of your willingness to pay for  all vou could eat.  "'We saw clearly that if the river  boats failed to arrive starvation to the  majority of the camp must necessairly  result. Then we determined to get out  if we could possibly get provisions enough  together to bring us out. By hard rustling I managed to get 10 pounds of  bacon, 5 pounds of peaches, 6 pounds of  rice, 8 pounds of beans, 10 pounds of  cracked wheat and 17  pounds  of  flour.  My partner secured about the same  amount and we then set to poliug up'  the river, which is not very swift, to Fort  Selkirk, but from there up becomes far  more rapid. On the way up we killed  several ducks and many geese, thus permitting us to save our supplies. At Fort  Selkirk we took on two more partners;  got to Five Fingers September 20, the  head of the right fork of Dal ton trail.  Started out, each with about 60 pounds,  while I had a rifle aud ammunition  extra. But it afterwards proved to be j  of more value to us than all we had.   On  Charley Wright, at onetime a popular  purser on Kootenay lake, but now in  the north on his way to the Klondike,  writes from Telegraph Creek as follows:  "To us here everything is daily getting  livelier, more people are arriving and  business is increasing. Flour lis selling  at $5 per 50 lb. sack, beans at 10c. per  1t>., onions at 25c, bacon 25c, etc, etc  Among the recent arrivals are Milt  Luther and Charlie Kent. Milt got  taken in for $200 on the steamer Bristol  and then left for this route."  "Snow is beginning to lie now and f  expect in two or three weeks more anxious ones will be starting over the  sleigh road. A few say they will go  right to the Stewart river on the ice.  We hear a rumor that Dawson City is  burned.  "Harry Chapman will probably start  soon for Teslin Lake to .put in the machinery of the steamer there, which is  being constructed for the Yorke party.  I shall stay here till March and then go  across light, as our supplies will all be  delivered there, ahead of us. In the  spring we'shall be able to start down the  Hootalinqna with our provisions which  we bought at Victoria, practically untouched.  "The Yukon route strikes Teslin Lake  at the same point as this trail, but from J  Mr. Wood, of Vancouver, has bonded  the Eureka and Crown Point claims on  Toby creek, from Messrs. Morijeau and  Lake, respectively, the price being $500  cash for each claim within 30 days.  E. T. Johnston, of Windermere, has  sold to li. C. Hammond, of Toronto, the  East, West and Middle Virginia claims  and his interest in the Montezuma, on  Horsethief creek, also his two-third interest in the Mary G,  on Boulder creek.  The Recorder's office at Windermere  is coming to the front, and the season's  business shows an enormous increase.  Nothing shows this better than the fact  that the revenue was $1200 more than  for any previous year, and in order to  meet the requirements of the prospectors  as far as possible the Government has  spent the whole of this increased revenue  in improving existing roads and in opening new trails. The large increase of  business in the conveyancing books  shows that Recorder Goldie must have  had a busy time copying conveyances  besides recording new claims. It is time  the Minister of Mines raised the salary  attaching to the Windermere office���  Golden Era.   SUDBURY.  Following is the program to be rendered at the concert given to-night by  the New Denver Band and K. of P. :  Grand March. .American Philatelist Orchestra  Quartette Mrs. Millward, Messrs. Meldrum  Strickland and Wilson.  "Hot Time in Town."  Recitation Miss Purviance  Song C. E. Smitlieringale  Brass Quartette��� Messrs. Thomlinsun, Ayhvin  Pyman and Nelson  Song. Miss Brandon  Whistling Solo Mr. Bolander  Duett Miss Brandon and Mr. Meldrum  Club Swinging Master H. Delanev  Song  Mrs. C. DuCetfe  Dutch Character Mr. Bolander  CONCERT    STARS,  The McKenzie property, lot 35, is turning out enormously rich. The vein on  the surface was 18 inches, and widened  at a depth of 20 feet to 27 inches, increasing in richness.   Two shaft  houses  Tuesday evening, in the Clever hall,  the Canadian concert stars, Misses  Frances World and Mariette La Dell,  gave one of their popular entertainments before a very large and appreciative audience. These young ladies  cannot be complimented too highly on  the concert they give. Every number  on the program' is a pleasing one aud of  great merit. In child mimicry Miss  i La Dell may have her peer, but she  cannot be excelled, and Miss World is  the best soprano that has yet visited  this section-  I.   <).    P.    High    Court    For    B.  C.  J. H. Falconer, D. T. C. P., I. O. F.,  was in New Denver Wednesday on an  official visit to Court New Denver, 3851).  A meeting of the local Court was held  and several initiations put through. Mr.  Falconer has just returned from Golden  where on Nov. loth he instituted a Court  of the I. 0. F. with 52 members and at  Arrowhead on Nov 15th with ?>1 members. A High Court will be established  for British Columbia in the earlv part of  1898.  THK    IDAHO    51 INKS.  A new market for Canadian lumber  has been found in Spain, whose forests  have been depleted, thus necessitating  the bringing" in of foreign lumber .to  that country. The first cargo of lumber  ever sent into Spain from Canada was  shipped this season from Quebec, and  has been sold at a very good profit.  A Canadian expedition to find the  North Pole is being organized by Capt.  Bernier, of Quebec. He will sail from  some post in Northern Siberia, in the  famous ship Windward about March  1st. His crew will consist of seven  men, including a surgeon and geologist.  All applicants must be Canadians." No  Yankees need apply.  An English company known as the  Petroleum Oil Trust, has secured almost the whole of theGaspe oil-bearing  district. This company has been carrying on operations with a good deal of  socrecy for the last two years, but certain facts have leaked out recently,  and the great richness of the Gaspe oil  fields is no longer a secret.  Dr. B. Wray, a dentist of Napanee,  Ont., was killed at Lansdowne on Sunday, Nov. 7th, by an engine dashing  into the car in which he was sitting at  that station. His companion, Mr. R.  F. Bicknell, a cattle-buyer of Camden  East, was also badly injured. Dr. Wray  was a resident of Siapaneo for twenty  years and was a <rreat favorite with the  .everything  a wife,  who is ovor-  The   Idaho  Company   paid   smother  dividend of ��M,000 on Monday, making  �����210,000 up to date. The Idaho is one  of the many profitable Slocan mines,  and in addition to the dividend just  paid has a vast amount of ore in transit  and at the smelter from which the returns have not vet been received.  public.    lie leaves  come with sorrow.  "Octave Thanet'' (Miss French) tint-lever American writer of short stories,  has been in Toronto for some weeks  past nursing her brother, who was sick  at the General Hospital with typhoid  fever, of which ne died on Saturday Nov.  Hth. He was a very promising young  man of twenty-six years, and when  taken sick was on his way to Northern  Ontario on a hunting tour in company  with a party of gentlemen..  Tom Nulty, a youth in his twenty-  first year, has confessed that he is  guilty of the mrder of his tin ee sisters  and little brother, which happened on  Thursday afternoon last at their home  near I law-don, Que The murderer can  give no explanation of his fiendish  deed, only saying that he was possessed  of a desire to kill them, and when he  came to his senses again the deed was  done. lie is now lodged in a cell at  Joliette awaiting his trial.  Nelson. B. C, Nov. 20.���The big copper furnace of the Hall Mines smelter  blew in this morning, after having  been shut down two weeks for repairs.  During the interval everything has  been thoroughly overhauled and a new  foundation has been put in for the engine. There is now a large quantity  of Silver King and custom ore on hand,  and together Vith the amount taken  from the mine a long and uninterrupted  run may be expected. The new rever-  beratory and roaster furnaces are about  half completed, and some little trouble  is being experienced in obtaining a  sufficent quanity of suitable brick for  the work. The" old roaster and rever-  beratory furnaces, which have been  idle for'a month, will not be blown in  until tho new furnaces have been completed.  At the Silver King mine,  is in first-class shape and a large  amount of ore is being mined. The  new Ingersoll compressor was taken  up today to assist in the development  work, aiid will be operated to run the  drills and will have a tendency to largely increase the output of the mine.  It is unofficially announced that the  Hall Mines (limited) will declare its  long talked of first dividend to the ordinary shareholders in a short time, and  that'this dividend will be 9 per cent. It  ���is stated as a fact that the announcement will be made before the first of  the year.  The lead furnace is almost completed  arid will be ready for use in a few days.  It will not be blown in, however, until  after the Slocan river branch of the  CanadianiPacific railway is in operation,  and is bringing in lead ores from that  district There, is a considerable quantity of lead ore on hand, but not a sufficient amount to warrant the blowing  in of the furnace until a new supply  has been assured. Under this condition  it will he the middle of December or  even later, before the lend ores will be  smelted.  THE    QUEEN    BESS.  Major John D. Hay  suddenly of apoplexy  noon,  lo mred  of Toronto, died  on Monday after-  fhe  deceased  at one time be-  to the   re<riment   of the Tenth  Royal Grenadiers and was in active  service during the North-West rebellion. He was appointed to the rank of  Major in 1S0-J,   in   which office he con-  To the Editor of Tun Lkix;i:. New  Denver, B. O. Sin:���lam in receipt of  a cablegram from the Queen Bess Proprietary Coy, Ltd, London, stating that  an error had occurred in the Prospectus  of the company, whereby it was made  to appear that the ore in sight was estimated by Mr. Il.C. Campbell-Johnston,  minimr ensri'iecr. to be 171,500 dollars,  whereas-, tins figures should have been  '08.50') dollars. This error has been  reef Hied in London, and I deem it fair  to Mr. Campbell-Johnston to makes tin's  public statement, so that the mistake  may in nowise be attributed to him.  I have the. honor to be,  Your obedient scrvent,  C.  KtXCSLKY  MlIJ'OUKNK,  Mauairirur Director in B. C.  Nelson, B.C.,   J8th November. isfi7. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 25, 1897.  Fifth Year  0ING5IN  ON    THK    GOLD    YUKON.  AMPS.  Dawson City, N.W.T., Sept. 22.���The  one place in all the world where money  has no value is on the Klondike. Men  think no more of spending from SiiOO to  ���$1,000 a day than of eating three square  meals. The poorest kind of whiskey  and beer finds ready sale over the bars  at 50 cents a drink and the 'saloons pay  no revenue to the government. Night  and day scores of gambling games are  running in full blast. Behind every  bar are cans, tin cups, and beer glasses  containing pounds of the yellow fresh  metal from the mines. Men come in  from the diggings and take.their places  at the tumbling tables with the ease  and monchalance of millionaire gamblers. To-night "Swift Water Bill," a  youn��- man from Spokane, Wash., who  owns some of the richest claims on El  Dorado creek, came to town and took a  seat at the faro table. In an hour he  had lost $7,500 in gold nuggets. Arising  from the table, he lighted a cigar and  invited the house to drink at his expense. The treat cost him $11-2. Hard-  fv an evening passes but that similar  scenes are enacted, and yet the old-  timers aver that the' town is dull and  that real good times will not, come  around before '"the spring clean-ups."  One vear ago the 22nd of this month  the first gold was taken out of the tributaries of the Klondike.    I   have made  careful    inquiries among the   trading  companies,  the   wealthy and 'more intelligent  class of   miners,  the government officials and with the ordinary run  of miners themselves, and averaging  their estimates, it is safe to say that between four or live tons of gold have  been taken out   of   the   mines on   El  Dorado   and   Bonanza   creeks,     That  amount of gold represents ��2,741,700 in  coin.    And yet not one-fifth of these rich  diggings have been properly worked  aifd manv of the claims hardly prospected.   The hard-pan   in  El Dorado  '   creek is rough and ridged and partly  riffled, and ou this character of foundation the gold has accumulated in large  quantities.    It  is hard  to realize how  plentiful the gold really is on some of  the claims.    Miners do not now bestow  a passing comment of surprise on claims  yielding less than 82,000 or ��8,000 a day.  Bonanza is another rich creek, but the  full extent of its "wealth cannot be definitely determined for several months  or until  the dumps���the   dirt  that   is  taken out during the winter and sluiced  in   the.   spring���are   worked.     Other  creeks are showing up well and the approaching   winter   promises   to   make  Dawson City the liveliest mining camp  the world   has   ever witnessed.   The  great attraction or rather object of interest is the gambling games and the  dance halls.   Gamblers winning or losing  from  $500   to   83,000   at   a single  sitting is  not  worthy of passing comment1; in  fact,  games involving ��5,000  or 810,000 are running night and day.  Professional dealers of banking games  receive S20 a day.   The manner of hazarding money is unique even in a mining camp.    The player takes his seat at  a faro table, passes over his sack of gold  dust to the dealer,   who drops it into a  small   pigeon   hole.     The    chance   of  "over-plaving his sack" develops upon  the player's honor.    He is given  full  credit and  can  call for as many chips  from the check rack   as he desires.    As  the checks are nassed out a tab is dropped on his sack".    At the conclusion of  the play the chips on hand are credited  to the account of the sack.   The dealer  hands the player a  slip of paper showing the condition of the account and the  latter takes it and his sack of gold to the  bar.    It he has lost  he weighs out his  gold dust or   in the event of winning  the  bar-keeper  does   the paying.    At  first glance it would  seem that such a  svstem would afford considerable temptation for dishonest men to walk ou"  with their sack of gold without settling  their accounts.    Only one or   two instances of this kind have occurred and  the condemnation of the community has  inflicted such punishment as to warrant  the non-repetition of the events.  The dance halls open about 7 or 8  o'clock in the evening and the band  plays on till late in the morning. A  dozen or more women.many with young  and rather pretty faces, are in attendance. They have little or no time to  rest between the dances ' and when  morning comes peeping over the mountain summits they are a tired looking  crowd. The amusement continues night  after night. The halls are crowded  with gallant beaux, the most of them,  having heavy spiked-bottom shoes,  broad-brimmed hats, costumed in the  regulation mining suits and with cigars  between their teeth, present an odd appearance indeed. The dance halls are  constructed of hewn logs, roofs covered  with moss and earth, and low ceilings.  Each dance costs $1, and one man in  three nights spent seven ounces of gold,  or $119, for the luxury. In some of the  halls a free fight is certain to conclude  the festivities along towards morning.  Occasionallv men will come to blows in  attempting'to win the hand of some woman for the succeeding dance. "Fair  plav" is the watchword, aud the best  skilled pugilistic gladiator goes to the  head of the set and his rival goes home.  Saloons are running "wide open" and  do not pav a license. As a rule they  sell a fair' class of beverages. Drinks  and cigars retail at 50 cents, and the  two .breweries that are located here  cannot supplv the demand for steam  beer at S125 a" keg. A poor quality of  champagne is retailed at 830 a pint and  a better quality at $10 higher. In  liquidating indebtedness at the bar the  individual doing the honors passes his  sack over to the barkeeper, who pours  out enough gold dust to settle tlie account, ft is hardly necessary to add. I  suppose, that the barkeepers are charged with neglecting to take enough dust,  and particularlv when the patrons arcs  somewhat under the influence, of copious  libations. Two or three saloon men admitted to me privately that the "rake-  off," as they term' overweighing,  amounts to about 30 or 40 cents on each  $2.50 spent over tins bar. There are.  fifteen saloons open now and others are  preparing to open every day. The re-  receipts for GO days last spring in one  saloon amounted to $124,500, and the  dav the successful miners were taking  their departure on the first steamer of  the  season   the   receipts amounted to  $ij,500Y Hardly a saloon in town is receiving less than 8300 a day, besides  winning large sums of money at the  gambling games. Barkeepers are paid  from 812.50 to 820 a day, and even the  porters, where such luxuries are deemed necessary, are paid from ��7.50 to 810.  A rumor has emanated from official  sources and is going the rounds to the  effect that a Canadian official will shortly arrive and enforce a law permitting  only hotels and innkeepers to engage  in selling liquors.  Dawson city is situated on the northeast side of the Yukon, forty miles in a  direct line from the Alaska boundary  and twice that distance from where the  river crosses the line.    The population  is about 2,500 or 3,000 people, including  a dozen   families   and   about 25 or 30  children.   The   Klondike'river comes  down on the east side and cuts the town-  site in twain.   That portion of the town  on the south side where the Klondike  joins the Yukon is called Louse Town,  and, in fact, was the original site used  in years past as an available ���camping ���  ground, and occasionally roving bands j  of Indians stopped there.   At present !  Mr. Thomas O Brien has a store, and !  two   or   three   saloons   comprise   the  place.    Some 40 or 50 tents house 200 or  300 people, and the   road to the mines  leads past this place.    The ground is  much   higher   and   dryer than on the  north side, but owing to the proximity  of the mountain   the   site is  not large  enough for much of a  town     On  the  north side of Dawson City proper the  mountains open wide and curve a, ound  a low,   marshy piece of land of about  .1.00 acres.   Last summer, on account of  tlie poor drainage, much sickness prevailed   and   several   deaths   from   the  effects of typhoid feverioccurred. There  is hardly a spot on the townsite where  the moss and earth cannot be cleared  away to a depth of 12 or 15 inches and  a cake of   frozen ground or ice can be  found.    There can be no question as to  the locality being unhealthy  and subject to malaria ailments.   In other than  warm   months a strong wind usually  blows up the  Yukon from the north,  except when the weather is colder than  50 deg'rees below zero, and then a dead  calm prevails, and Dawson City is situated on a bend of the river so as to receive vhe   full   benefit   of the chilling  blasts.    Back on the gulches where the  mines are located the weather is considerably more  moderate and there is  very little wind.    The Yukon in front  of Dawson  City is one-third of a mile  wide and the addition of the Klondike  waters forms a large eddy directly in  front of the town, and  into  which the  drainage    and   sewage    of   the    city  empties.   Consequently the water is impregnated   with  foreign elements and  has occasioned much sickness to those  using it.   At the lower end of the town  near   the mountain is a   fine   spring  of   good'   water,   and water   carriers  are earning as  high as  840 a day in  carrying water.    A charge of 25 cents a  buelect is exacted.  Wm. ,J. Jon'iss.  MONTANA'S    COPPER    CAMP.  }Um ! chasedln May  UXACK   HITjTjS    OUTPUT.  Estimates of the mineral output of  the Black Hills (South Dakota) for the  present year are being made and the  figure is put at a trifle over ��9,000,000,  of which nearly all comes from the  mines near Deadwood and Lead, and  from the siliceous belts. Plans are under way at several points about the  Hills for smelters, mills and mine enlargements that will in the coming year  add very materially to this total, and  the conseivative opinion of mining  men in this district is that by the close  of the centurv there will be an annual  product of not less than 815.000,000.  There are "now being treated in the  Black Hills about 4,000 tons of ore per  day, and this it is claimed will .be increased in two years to not less than  10,000 tons, some estimates being as  high as 10,000. In these latter the  Homestcak properties are put at 0,000  tons, the siliceous belt at 2,000, the free  milling ores of Custer and Pennington  counties 4,000 tons more and new projects near'Deadwood enough to make  up the estimate.  At the Hawkeye mine three strikes  of verv rich free'milling* ore have been  made at the R. E. Lee, and average  assays give 884.50 per ton. The mine  is to have heavy joists and ,is to be remodeled so as to produce a greatly increased output of ore.  The hills about Two Bit are fairly  covered with prospect ores, and the  camp is the liveliest in the Hills. The  road to Deadwood is crowded with  teams, carrying out lumber and supplies and taking back ore. Besides the  early companies a number of incorporations and individuals are preparing  for extensive operations. Dr.Carpenter,  superintendent of the D. & I). smelter,  is authority for the statement that the  land in the Two Bit camp is worth not  less than 81,000,000 per acre, if underlaid by the same formation as is in the  original Hardin shaft.  In the Gilt Edge at Union Hill, a  nine-foot shoot of ore has been cut, that  runs about ��100 to the ton, except for a  width of a foot where the value is not  less than twice that. It is all soft ore  and is easily taken out.  The Deadwood cyanide  in operation next month  capacity of 00 tons of ore.  About five carloads of  from 8100 to 8300 per ton  ent daily shipment from Yellow creeK,  and the'amount sent out is constantly  and steadily increasing. The camp is  one of the richest and busiest in the  district.  Copper prospects are receiving more,  attention than ever before. " The  Southern Queen company, with mines  in French creek has struck a vein that  is almost pure copper glace and assays  remarkably high. It is the. richest ore  ever taken from this district, and the  vein is now three feet .vide and 15 feet  thick. The Kilpatrick Bros, hsivea  rich lead in Rapid creek, with a vein  4(1 feist wide. 'Near Custer Peak are  veins that give something like 40 per  cent copper. These arcs not new but  have been worked in a desultory way  for some time, but are now taking on  new activity in common with the tide  of copper interests everywhere.  Another dividend late.lv declared bv  the Le Roi, in the sum of ��50,000,  makes the total ��1*75.000 for the great  Rossland property.  An idea of the amount of mining in  Butte, Mont., maybe gathered from the  fact that the combined depth of the  various mines in the camp is more than  fifty miles, while the underground  workings, including shafts, levels,  drifts, cross-cuts, etc., make a, total of  over 750 miles. The deepest mines in  the camp are the Green Mountain and  High Ore mines of the Anaconda com-  j pany, each   of  which   has   reached a  ; depth of 1,600 feet. A dozen other mines  1 of the company and twenty others in  | the camp have" depths of 1,200 feet or  'more.    With the exception of the Alice  j and Lexington, all the deep mines are  ; copper producers.    Up to  1881 copper  'was   an   almost  unheard-of  thing   in  : Butte, which was then  purely a silver  camp.    The Alice mine had up to that  time paid in dividends about ��350,000,  '���. and tlie Lexington mine had been sold  to a  French  syndicate   for 81,000,000.  I    But in 1881 tlie active search for copier.began.    The   Anaconda  was pur-  of that year for ��30,000,  and six months later tlie Mountain Consolidated Mining company had been incorporated with a capital* of ��4,000,000,  the claims including the Burnett, Buffalo and Mountain mines, now the property of the Anaconda company.    Jn 1.882  the daily output of Butte was 300 tons  of ore. ' Now it is 10,000 tons each day,  of which the Anaconda company produces more than half.     The output of  copper  in  1S82  was 9,058,284 pounds.  Last year it   was 228,958,10s pounds.  This year the total will reach 250,000,000  pounds.  The final payment on the Katie mine  at Basin was made in Helena last week  by the Basin and Bay State Mining  company. The mine was purchased  for ��105,000. A new smelter and concentrator will be built. The company  was unfortunate, its new mill burning  to the ground two years ago, a few  weeks after its completion. For two  years the property remained idle, but  the company expects to have its new  mills ready to resume work at the mine  in May. The concentrator will have a  capacity of 500 tons daily and ��250,000  will be spent.  Preparations are making to develep  the shaft of the East Gray Rock mine of  the Butte and Boston company from the  present depth of 1,400 feet to a depth of  1,700 feet. This mine is the richest of  the Butte and Boston possessions.  Several goodlooking specimens of  gold quartz have been brought down  feom the summit at the head of Birch  Creek, in Flathead county. The first  float was five miles from where the lead  was found.  In Fergus county there seems to be a  revival  of  valuless. However, other portions of  the property are known to contain good  ore.  The Transatlantic Mines Purchasing  Syndicate of London paid ��500,000 this  week for the Grand Victory group of  gold mines on Squaw creek, near Pla-  cerville, El Dorado county, Cal. The  reports on which the investment was  made showed a large body of low grade  ore, running ��5 per ton, the vein being  215 feet wide. The property comprises  160 acres of mineral land.  At Randsburg, Kern county, Cal., a  quartz ledge was struck in the street  during the digging of holes for the poles  of a new telephone line. It was at once  located, a monument put up and a prospect hole dug* in the middle of the street.  In the Little Butte mine the main shaft  is down 300 feet. Ore taken from a  drift near the bottom assayed over ��<00  to the ton. A new mining company  has been formed to operate on four  ledges adjoining the Alameda. The  new dry concentrator which has just  been started in Randsburg has thus far  proved successful, and if it develops no  litch is pretty sure to revolutionize the  mining of low grade ore. It has obtained concentrates worth ��8.79 per ton  from ore which assayed only ��1.25 a ton.  The Alameda company has purchased  the plant.  MONTANA'S   NKWEST    (iEVSEK.  Anaeond.'t to lfiive  Its Kind i  tin*' Bi{��jj<*8t Tii iiip <��f  u Evist<>iic<'.  activity in mining circles.  The Chickadee mine of Gilt Edge has  been sold in London for ��25,000, and it  is believed a mill will be erected.  What is thought to be an important  gold discovery was made recently near  Iron Siding, on the line of the Great  Northern "railroad, a few miles from  Helena. The discovery appears to be  a well-defined lead carrying four feet in  width of dark-colored ore assaying from  87 to 860 to the ton. The pitch of the  lead is 45 degrees, and an incline of 30  feet has already been run on the property. The location is on the Silver  Creek slope of the mountain spurs, and  within a stone's throw of the railroad  track.  IN  THK   CfEUTt   O'AT.jKX.ES.  A despatch from Wallace, Idaho, says  a strike in the Iron Duke last week was  a surprise to the people who know all  about the Coeur d'Alenes. The property  is located up the Placer creek, two  miles south from Wallace, and the  strike was sixteen inches of galena,  specked with gray copper. Little attention has been paid to that vicinity,  as the experts all knew it was an extension of the gray copper belt south  from Osburn, whose ores would not pay  at present prices of silver. Assays on  the TronlDuke ore show values of about  8100 per ton.  The supply of wood in the Coeur d'  Alenes is getting so short that the  Helena-Frisco and' the Tiger-Poorman  Mining Companies will both burn coal  hereafter, the price of wood now being  so high that coal becomes cheaper. The  abandonment of the narrow gauge railroad from here to Old Mission calls attention to the fact that there must soon  be a sharp advance in the price of mining timbers. For years the forests  along the North Fork have been the  great timber supply. All the available  timber for forty miles up the North  Fork is now cut. The amount of timber  used by the mines here cannot even be  approximately given, but the camp this  year will produce one-half the lead of  the United States, and it must be very  large.  The Anaconda Mining Company has  acquired rights to all the water in  Hearst gulch and lake, which is fed by  the melting of snows which exist there  during the entire year. This lake lies  up against Mount Haggin, 2,900 feet  above the street in front of the Montana  Hotel. The company will raise the embankment about Lake Hearst, so as to  make it a reservoir with a capacity f of a  billion gallons, and giving a daily flow  of about 4,0000,000 gallons' down a slope  of 3,000 feet to this city.  A steel pipe line will carry this water  down six miles to Anaconda, where an  immense reservoir will be built to receive it. This reservoir will be 320  feet higher than Anaconda's business  center and will be 400 feet wide and a  quarter of a mile long. Its shore lines  are very irregular, lying in the hills,  and it will be a very beautiful sheet of  water. As a further means of adding  to the beauty of the spot, the supply  main from Lake Hearst will terminate  in a fountain in the center of the reservoir. Only a portion of the enormous  pressure which might be maintained  will be used, but a solid jet of water,  two or three inches in diameter will be  thrown fully 200 feet vertically into the  air, while around the base of the fountain will be a fringe of spray, consisting  of rows of jets, rising to varying heights  and at A^arying angles. The fountain  Avill be, without exception, the largest  in the world. The jets will rise from a  massive base of rough masonry. The  embankment, which will form the reservoir, will consist of a tough, tenacious  clay, excavated from a larg*e deposit in  the" vicinity, over 170 feet thick at its  base and twelve feet wide at its top.  Lengthwise through its centre will be  a massive wall of concrete. No pipe  will be allowed to pass through the embankment, but in the solid rock beyond  its end a valve well will be excavated  and connected. Every precaution engineering science can suggest will be  used to make the distributing reservoir  and Lake Hearst perfect reservoirs for  holding water and keeping it from contamination. All the velves regulating  the flow of water from each reservoir  will be electrically controlled and capable of operation from the office of the  water department. When completed,  there will be no point in the city where  water cannot be thrown 100 feet vertically by direet pressure.  N"J5JjT,Y    ISTjY.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOilS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & insurance.  Nakusp, B�� C.  J.R.&B. Cameron  Formerly, of-Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing-  ���: in the :'���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the : ���  Tailor's    flft.  ��12EL5* THfiEE FORKS & SANDON.  Contains all the famous  I 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  /^/^/^^^^ymymm^^^^y^^^ym/^^^y^^.  gNEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything- comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  The  reem  Nellv Blv. Nolly Blv, liriiijj;de broom along.  We'll sweep the kittshun clisan, my clear, nnd had  a little song,  Pokede wood, imy lady luh, and make de tire  burn,  And |while I take (le banjo down, just gib de  mush a turn.  Heis'h Nelly, ho! Nelly,  Liisten, lub, to me;  I'll sing for you, I'll play for you,  A dulcem melody.  Nelly Bly hab a voice like the turtle dove���  I hears it in de meadow and I hears it in de grove;  Ten -  Nelly Blv hab a heart warm as a cut) ob tea,  And bigger dan de sweet potatoe down in  nessee.  Nellv Bly shuts her eye when she goes to sleep;  When she wakens up again her eyeballs gin  to  peep;  De way she walks, she lifts her foot, and den she  brings it down.  And when it lights der's music dah in dat part ob  de town.  The kGG[  Nelly Bly, Nelly Bly ! nebber, uel:  Nebner b'ring de tear-drop to de c  uebber sigh.  corner ob your  mi de mush is  mcir   cojVCkntrates.  mill  with  will be  ;i dailv  ore  are  running  the pres-  The October output ot Cripple Creek  was upward of ��1,000,000. During the  month the Gillett works increased its  tonnage capacity from 40 to 70 tons, the  KlPasn works at Florence doubled its  capacity, and the new Kilton works are  now ready to receive ore.  Following is the official statement of  the dividends paid to date by the companies composing the Consolidated and  Virginia Mining'Company: California,  831,820.000: Consolidated Virginia, 842,-  980,000; Consolidated California and  Virginia,  83,898,000; total,  ��78,148,000.  A gold field has just been discovered  about sixty miles south of Casas  Grandes, state of Chihuahua. The discovery was made by a poor Mexican,  who picked up a nugget which he sold  for $550. The nugget"caused much excitement here and there has been a  rush to the new district, and a number  of good prospects arc reported to have  been found.  The Tom Boy mine at Telluride, Cal.,  has practically'closed down, ostensibly  for repairs on the mill. It is less than a  vear ago that the mine was sold to an  English syndicate for 81,500,000. The  dividends paid by the company had  been very large. It is now circulated  about Telluride that the ore in the upper workings has been exhausted and  that:  the  lower  workings proves  to be  For de*pie is made ob pumpkins,  made ob corn,  And der's corn and pumpkins plenty, lub, lyin'  in de barn.  The   'Wrong   Hat  Mr. 1'erkins has been visiting his  wife's rclaties up in Maine. While there  he attended church one Sunday. He  did not want to go, but his wife thought  it would do him good.  The sermon was long and prosy, and  Perkins went to sleep. As he did not  snore his wife did not notice that he was  in the arms of Morpheus. She was busy  taking mental notes of a bonnet worn  by a lady from Boston who occupied the  pew just in front of them.  The sermon came to an end at last,  but Perkins slept peacefully on. The  deacons began to take up the collection.  When tthe hat passed to Perkins, his  wife was surprised to see that he did not  respond. She nudged him violently to  bring him to his senses. Perkins sat up  with a start. Gazing in a bewildered  manner at the extended hat and then at  the deacon he shook his head sleepily  and said:  "That isn't my hat; mine had a blue  lining."���Line.  Magistrate���Were you ever arrested  before. Uncle Rastus? Uncle Rastus���  Yes, sah. I war 'rested,  but I war dis-  cha'ged  in" I tell yo', yo'r honah, dat  I war nebbah so proud in my life as  when I walked down dat court-room a  free an' honorable man. Magistrate-  Then vou were not proven guilty,Uncle  Rastus? Uncle Rastus���No sah; dere  was a daw in de indictment, sah.  Is the finest west of the Red River   The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay, and can do  finer work than  any print shop  west of Lake Superior    There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered, The Ledge is  lower than any. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail, express, freight or  pack train.     If you.are in the Slocan metropolis call  in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, or allow the cyclone  caused by our fast cylinder press to blow your plug hat out ot the  rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing to  do, or cash that is too heavy to carry, and we will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.    Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  �����*^'*"<"�����M"����wginM��sa��^^  ^^^^^BS^miHXm.msKg^ANMm.tmMtlMaaB  FRED J. SQUIKE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand.  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.  ii Fifth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 25, 1897.  F0R HOME AND  Sandy's Salvation.  MOTHER   GOOSE   TO   DATE.  , Hey diddle de diddle !  Cat and the fiddle���  Grover has got him a boy.  The stars sing together  This lovely fall weather.  And the planets are yelling for joy-  Baa ! Baa! Grover  Have you any boys ?  Yes, sir.   One sir���  (Stop that noise.)  One girl for mamma,  Two for the maid ;  A big boy for papa,  Somewhat delayed.  Old Papa Grover  Over and over,  Wished he could father a boy ;  But when it got there  'Twas never an heir,  But always a girl, sweet and coy.  He patiently waited,  And now he's elated-  Luck has smiled on him at last;  Its a boy and a dandy,  And Grover's jugs' handy  For most everyone that comes past.  Marion and Esther,  Ruth., their dear sister,  Eating their cui-ds of whey,  Along came young Grover,  Kicked the bowl over,  And frightened the girls away.  Hickory, dickory, dock.  The mouse ran up tlie clock,  The clock struck one-  Nurse said:   "A son."  Hickory, dickory, dock.  ���Minneapolis Times.  to corner the money -as it is received  for interest payments and bankrupt a  whole nation at will, Organized labor  may strike and temporarily inconvenience a whole community, but when the  organized money loaners go on a strike  they paralyze all industries and desolate the entire country. The London  money power has compelled all the nations of the earth to do homage to its  greed. Its walking delegates are on  Wall street, and when they order a  strike we pass out the bonds like a  Hindoo mother casts her babe to the  crocodiles of the Ganges. We mistake  the jingle of their gold; it is the clank  of the chains.���J. R. Sovereign.  THK   HA3tK   LAN'  HIS   DREAM    CAME    TRUE.  NOT   AN    EXCEPTION.  "Not quite enough sentiment there,"  remarked the man with a skull cap and  gray mustache after the flutter caused  by the arrival of a newly married pair  in the parlor car had somewhat subsided. '"She objected to the rice because it  lodged in her ribbons and there was  some anger in the energy she displayed  ingathering those old shoes from the  aisle and throwing them out of the window. She should have blushed, protested and looked happy while that  crowd of young people were bestowing  such very substantial evidences of good  will." J    ,  "Nothing of the sort," snorted the  little weazened man, who turned his  paper with such violence that he tore off  half a page. "That girl has sense. If  they had peppered me with rice and  superannuated rubbers the way they did  her, I'd have thrown the whole gang off  the train. It's barbarous. She's a  practical young woman and has none of  that maudlin softness that makes the  average girl of the period so objectionable. Pity there's not more wives like  her. Most brides get the fool idea that  all they have to do is to go through life  billing and cooing."  "Married?" inquired the first speaker.  "No, thank heaven. I'm not married,  but I know the exceptionally good woman when I see her. There's one in a  thousand and she'll help that young  man succeed as shure as "(  But the eulogist stopped with mouth  and eyes open, The bride had her arms  about"the new husband's neck and was  punctuating her sentences with kisses.  "This diamond ringis just a honey," she  was saying. "Now, darling, you must  get me a big plain ring for a guard, and  just as soon as you can earn money I'm  going to have a" watch and a set of earrings, can't I, old precious?"  The observer with the skull cap and  gray mustache smiled a superior smile.  The little weazened man glared, swore  under his breath and ordered his luggage  taken to another car. The bride and  groom were not aware there was any one  else aboard ��� Detroit Free Press.  Ingersoll on  Happy Homes,  An old Georgia darky had, a dream,  and in that dream he saw an iron vessel  at the roots of a dead oak tree, and the  vessel was filled with silver dollars. He  had great faith in dreams. And he communicated this one to his wife, who in  turn told it to her neighbors.  It got to the ears of two practical  jokers about town, who placed a dozen  dollars in such a receptacle as the old  man's dream had pictured, and buried  it beneath a dead oak tree.  Then one nigh when the old man went  to digging around the dead trees in the  vicinity they secured themselves and  watched him at his work.  Finally he came to the tree where the  dollars were, and presently unearthed  them, and at the sight of the silver he  fell on his knees and returned thanks to  heaven.  Then the young men presented themselves, had a good laugh and explained  matters.  They had their fun out of the old man,  and now they wanted their money.  "Dat's all right, gen'lmen," he said,  "ter come head en claim whut de Lawd  send, but I dreamed it, en I diged it, en  damn ef I ain't gwine ter hoi' it!"  He was in earnest. He squared himself, spit on his hands and swung his ax  in a threatening manner.  "You can't fool me���none er you! I  dreamed de dream, I tell you, en I digged  like de Hebbil fer de money. Go long  en wuk for you' livin!"  The young men were just $12 out.  The old man is dreaming with thatmuch  under his head.���Atlanta Constitution.  Will my ten e'er see the hame lm'  Whaur a' my forbears sleep���  Whaur the rivers tell their secrets  To ilka mountain steep���  Whaur glen to glen the weird echoes  Crack o' the d'eid an' ganc.  An' mak' nie prood o' the hame Ian'  That never bore a stain V  Will I ever see the hame Ian',  Whaur blue bells till the air  Wi' inbilees o' remembrance  For hearts that beat nae mair���  Whaur the thistle, tall an' lordly,"  Nods to the breeze o'morn,  An' whispers, "treat me fairly.  Or ware the guardian thorn V"  Oh! I lang to see tlie hame Ian',  Whaur I, a thochtless bairn,  Roved up an' doon the witchin' dells,  An' worshipped ilka cairn���  Whaur I dreamed the warl' was Scotland,  An'kenned naeither surine;  Oh ; there ne'er has been her rival  In my puir heart sin' syne.  Yes, yes, I shall see the hame Ian',  For when life's wark is dune  I'll steal a look at tlie dear Ian'  Afore I gang abune;  An' there I want nae guarantee  Beside His name wlia saves  Than the simple faith o' hame Ian'  That crocus her martyrs' graves.  Win., Lyle.  THKKB   MILES   FOR   A   CENT.  TRAVELLERS    IN    HARD    IjUCK.  Abraham Sprawls was a veteran of  three wars, and he used to live in Wire-  grass, Georgia. He had lost one leg in  battle, and walked around on a wooden  stump. One day he got in the way of  a fast mail and the engine ran overhim.  One of his sons���and he had a family  of fifteen���had witnessed the accident,  and, running toward him, shouted :  "Train's cut off dad's leg, an' he'll get  damages!"  He lifted the old man to inspect his  wounds, but suddenly let him fall, saying, in a tone of disgust :  '���'Durn it all! It's his wooden leg  they Ve cut off!"  "Yes," groaned the old man as they  wheeled him home, "it's jest my durn-  ed luck. Can't see, ter save me, Iioav  they missed the good leg!"���Atlanta  Constitution.  PKOI'tE   KILLED   BY   JEALOUSY.  great  Col. Robert G.  Ingersoll  is a  lover of happy homes.     He gets off the  following:   "The place to get the true  measure of a man is not in the market  .place nor amen corner, nor the forum  nor the field, but at the fireside.   There  he lays aside his mask   and you may  learn whether he's imp or angel, king  or cur, hero or humbug.   I   care not  what the world says of him���whether it  crowns him with glory or   pelts him  ��� with bad eggs. I care not.-- copper what  his reputation or religion may be.    If  his baoies dread his home-coming and  his better-half swallows her heart every  time she has to ask him for a five-dollar  bill, he's a fraud of the first water, even  though he prays night and morn till  he's black in the face and shouts hallelujah till  he shakes the eternal hills.  But if his children rush   to the front  gate to meet him, and love's own sunshine   illumines the   face of   his wife  when she  hears his footfall, you can  take it for granted that's true gold���his  home's heaven, and the humbug never  gets that near the great white throne of  God.    He may be a rank atheist and a  red flag anarchist, and a Mormon and a  mug-wmnp" he may buy votes in blocks  of five and bet on the election;   he may  deal 'em  from  the bottom  and drink  beer till he can't tell  a   silver dollar  from a circular saw, and still  he's infinitely a better man than the cowardly  humbug who's   all   suavity,  but who  makes his home a hell���who  vents on  the helpless heads of wife and children  the ill-nature he would like to inflict on  his fellow men, but dares not.     I can  forgive much in that fellow mortal who  would   rather make men swear   than  women weap; who would rather have  the hate of the world than the contempt  of his wife.���who would rather call anger to the eyes of a king than   'ear to  the face of a child."  The physicians say that th^ entertainment of jealously really has a disorgniz-  ing effect upon the body, and certainly  it is disturbing to the mind. A jealous  woman may have been as lovely as a  May morning, but jealousy upsets her.  Jealousy guarantees biliousness. Biliousness makes bad temper, cross words.  These, too, are disturbing to the cook,  and she sends bad food to the table. The  man can't eat it, and his business goes  wrong all day. A jealous, bilious woman  is a bad mother. She upsets the children and money has to be paid out for  medicine for them.  Domestic jealousy becomes in time  very dangerous. Professional or business jealousy kills. The woman who  whispers a convenient detirmental word  about an associate into the ear of her  patron or employer may benefit for a  day. In the end he concludes that  is untrustworthy.  Slue Needed  Cheering  Up.  In Australia, on government owned  railroads, you can ride a distance of 1,000  miles for $6.50, first-class, while working  men can ride six mile for two cents,  twelve miles for four cents, thirty miles  for ten cents, and railroad men receive  from twenty-five to thirty per cent, more  wages for eight hours of labor than they  are paid in this' country for ten hours.  In Victoria,  where these rates prevail,  the net income from the roads is sufficient to pay all the federal taxes, which is  another convincing proof of the possibility of government without taxation.  In Hungary, where the roads are state  owned, you can ride six miles for one  cent, and since the roads were bought  by the government the men's wages  were doubled.  Belgium tells the same story���fares  and freight rates cut clown one-half and  wages doubled, yet the roads pay a  vearlv revenue to the government of  $4,000,444.  In the United States, under private  ownership, it is the other way. We  have paid the railroads billions in land  and money and are now paying them  millions yearly for carrying the mail,  and yet freight and passenger rates are  so extortionate as to be almost prohibitive, while wages paid railroad employees are degrading and almost criminal in their smallness. Surely America  has a deal to learn from its various  mother countries.  In Germany you can ride four miles  for one cent on the government owned  lines, yet wages are over 125 percent,  higher than when the corporations owned them, and during the past ten years  the net profits have increased forty-one  per cent. Last year the roads paid the  German government a net profit of $25,-  000,000.  If our government owned the railroads, we could go from Boston to San  Francisco for $10. Here is the proof:  The United States pays $275 for the  postal car from Boston to San Francisco.  A passenger car will carry 50 passengers,  which at $10 each, would he $500, or  a clean profit of $250 per car, and this,  too, after paying five and one-half per  cent on watered stock, which is fully 100  per cent on the cost of the road. These  quoted figures are taken from reliable  sources.���Uncle Sam.  "An' hoo's the guid wife, Sandy!"  said one farmer to another, as they  met in the market place and exchanged  snuff boxes.  "Did ye no hear that she's dead and  buried?'' said Sandy solemnly.  "Dear me!'' exclaimed "his friend  sympathetically. ''Surely it must have  been very sudden'?"  "Aye/ it was sudden," returned  Sandy. 'Ye see, when she turned ill  we hadna time to send for the doctor,  saelgied her a bit pouther that I had  lying in my drawer for a year or two,  an'that I Sad "got frae the doctor my-  sel', but hadna ta'en. What the pouther  was I dinna verra weel ken, but she  died soon after. It's a sair loss to me,  [ can assure ye, but it's something to be  thankful for I didna tak' the pouther  mysel'.  Baby carriages, fancy upholstery and  furniture at Crowley's. " < f  OTEL SANDON,  ^     7i\     ^     ?i\     ?i\     ^  Sandon, B.C.  JHIS  well  NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests.      The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food ,in the market.  Robert Cun ting, Proprietor.  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  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 Buckle3v Prop.  The  Arlington Hotel  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  ��rge  In Slecan Gity  Is an ideal home for the weary traveler.  It is conducted in a manner befitting the  approach of the 20th  century,  which is  r,  '    .  the latest way of saying up-to-date.  Gething St Henderson.  And  Comfortable  Rooms  ''Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  <%-���%.    -q*,.   ���%,   ^    4k,    >*,    ���%,   ^    *fc.  -*���    ^    -f"*.. -ttv . -%-    ���%���    ^    ^    -%-    -%-    *  ^    <%>    <*������  ���    ���"%>���%���  mm  ���Q*    -5k-    ""V    "%-  -"*<    -**-    ���%>  '^,    j^,    ^    ^,  ^"Jv    ^&    *^^  ^"fet      ^"Jy*      *^p*      ,"***"k  -%-    -""V    ���%,  ���%���    -fV    ���%���    "%-  "*-   -q**  /"."v  If you are going to the Klondike  take a copy of THE LEDGE with  you.  It will cheer you  on the  1%%,%,'*               journey   to   that  \W^                seekers.  | The assessment is $2 in dust,  ! Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value.  mecca  of gold  She   Didn't  Have   Any.  she  INTEREST    ON    MONEY.  Interest on money is wrong- because  money is a dead poWer. The oak tree  grows from the acorn of some other oak,  but a dollar never grows from the seed  of another dollar. Dollars have no  seed. Money cannot produce itself. A  thousand sheep may be borrowed and  the borrower pay 10 per cent., or 100  sheep, each year'to the loaner, and at  the end of ten years return 1,000 sheep  in cancellation of the principal and have  several thousand sheep remaining" for  himself. Sheep reproduce themselves,  but dollars do not. A thousand dollars  borrowed has not power to produce its  own interest. Both principal and interest cannot be paid out of the original  sum The interest has power to absorb  the principal and leave the borrower a  helpless, ruined bankrupt.  Monev loaners have it in their power  She was from Canada and had held  the place of maid in one family for two  years, so she was well up in her business. But one day she asked her mistress if she might have an afternoon off.  She had already had one afternoon that  week, and the mistress thought it well  to ask one or two questions.  "Well, you see, ma'am, I read in the  paper this morning about that man who  was killed by the cars yesterday, and  who is at the morgue, and I would like  to see him."  '���Why, Mary, you���  "Yes, ma'am. Vou  seen a corpse since I  Buffalo Express.  Lately many ministers, in comparing  notes of their work were telling" of their  ill success in preaching personal sermons���those which are supposed to be  general, but really are directed  against the known weaknessess of members of their congregations.  One of the clergymen, in illustration  of his position, told of an English rector  who thought his parishioners were getting so wicked that he must tell them  what would beenne of them if they did  not mend their ways. He preached a  severe sermon on the eternal fate of the  wicked, and afterwards sought to improve the lesson by personal admonition.  Meeting one day an old woman who  was noted for her gossiping disposition,  he said to her :  "I hope my sermon, has borne fruit  in your mind. You heard what I said  about that place where their shall be  wailing and gnashing of teeth?"  "Well,   as   to   that,"  answered   the  be  this���let them gnash their teeth as 'as  em-  dame, "if I 'as anythink to say it  -let them gnash their teeth as  -I ain'!"���Youth's Companion.  see,   I   haven't  left'Canada."���  A  Fool   Train   Guard.  The guard of a recent Blackpool excursion train was surprised by a violent  tugg'ing at the communication cord by  one of the passengers. Looking out of  his van he was much alarmed at seeing  a woman frantically 'waving" her arms  and umbrella from the window of one  of the carriages.  It was evident that something" terrible had happened, and he speedily  brought his train to a standstill, and,  running up to the carriage he breathlessly inquired why she had stopped  the train.  "Wy didn't yer stop before now, yer  fool?"'she answered indignantly, "We've just passed two of the finest mushrooms I've seen this many a year.���  Answers  A   Pup   Needed.  Jokes about long sermons are ahvays in  high favor with the clergy. Here is one  told by the Dean of Rochester at the  English church congress:  "A country clergyman went away for  his hoilday, and a benevolent neighbor,  who had been a curate, took his Sundav  duties. After preaching his first sermon  he remarked to the clerk in the vestry,  "I am sorry I gave you such a short discourse, but the reason is that a dog got  hit'"- my study and tore out several  leaves." The clerk gazed wistfully upon  the speaker and said, "Oh, sir, do you  think you could spare our parson a  pup?"  sp  Sawmill  Having placed some new machinery  in onr Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds? of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Keduced Prices  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow, S10 00  "         "         wide, $11 00 to  12 ..  Joist and Scantlinj, sized up to  18 feet long, 11 ..  8'to 21 ' 12 ..  21 'to 30 ' 18 ..  Flooring, T & G, 6 " 20 .  "              ���'     4 " 22  Vjcint Ceiling, * 22 '.'.  "Rustic, If) ..  Shiplap, 14 ..  Surfaced Dressed, 13 ..  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  Binding  10 cents  to The Ledge,  You can obtain a coir.pletDCOpJ'o!  Carlyle's  Report  on the Slocan.  -TgA^.��W��Jgg!ICTl!ggimrmatB!VSgiijl^^  SILVERTON, B.C.  $&mj&%&  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 the Dining room is the best that can be  i rovided.   The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. JAMES   BOWES.  fEsssssssisassaam  BO  <J ���  Ai  innon &  SeReral Merchants  Very Reassuring-.���How often do you  get a new rope for this elevator ? asked  a stout gentleman, as the overloaded  elevator slowly ascended to the tenth  floor. Once every four months ; and if  we pull through safely to-day, we are  going to get a new rope to-morrow, replied the elevator boy.  In  addition  to its furnished rooms, is  just the place to set an-  OYSTER STEW  CLAM CHOWDER,  Silverton, B. C.  Ship goods to any part of the District.       Their store is the  largest  in  the  Slocan country.  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putt.y, Doors & Windows.  or a  AL. HOYT. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 25, 1897.  Fifth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION' RATES:  Three months -' ."���">  Six -  .-... , 1..*"'  Twelve   - :  i-'.f-O  TUHKK YKAKS -    :'..(K)  Transient Advertising, 25 tents per.line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent ..insertions?  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Cirrcspoiidenco from every part of the Kootenay  DLstriet and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write, on both sides of the  pajjer if you wish. Always send something wood  ���jo matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we "ill do the rest-  TEURSDAF, NOVEMBER 25. 1897.  UK    THANKFUIj.  Tiik Lkixsr is thankful today for  many tliin��-s. Tlie knowledge that it  is appreciated by its host of friends  and'respected by its enemies is !cause  for extreme satisfaction. In the year  ��� hat has past it has made a new home  for itself and lias set out upon a course  that it-believes will be one of continual  Thanksgiving" to its patrons and itself.  Tt is thankful to-day to its friends and  its enemies.  This custom of setting" apart one day  in the year for rejoicing and thanksgiving is an excellent one. Of course  it does not lander gratitude and joy  flowing out of a lull heart 911 other days.  But In tlie midst of the rush and bustle  of a'.mining, camp it is well to have  something to arrest people's minds and  bring to them thoughts of something  higher and nobler than self and gain.  STATK  OWNERSHIP    VS.  GRABBING.  OFFICIAL  Public sentiment in favor of state  and municipal ownership is growing  and governments and corporations  are gradually beginning to realise  the fact. Here in British Columbia  we . are .probably more sluggish in  this respect than any other community on the American continent, .which  is saying a great deal. This local  slothfulness of ours may be due to the  fact that our public men from Premier  down, are setting an example of political prostitution which is an open  scandal and defiance of public opinion, and the worst feature ot the  shameless business is, that such conduct is contageous. If the Premier  grabs, why not the other ministers,  and if the ministers why not the private member?  Thus we have prospectuses in  which Premiers and Ministers and  members are advertised as decoy-  ducks at the tail of questionable projects, whose advertised aim is monopoly.  We find Premier Turner's name at  the head of flaming-headed  schemes  advertised in London for "the colonization  of lands and  construction of  public   works such as   tram   roads,  water works and conduits and electric installations."     And,   as if this  was not enough, we have the modest  tail-piece, which shows clearly how  Mr. Turner, by utilizing the official  knowledge of his public trust for his  private interest, may squeeze  more  out of Klondicised dupes in England  < than he could out of selling whiskey  and tobacco in Nelson,   B.C.:   "For  "the purpose of acquiring land,  tim-  "ber, water, mining, electric supply,  "gas  and other rights and conces  "sions   in Dawson City,  in British  ' * Columbia, in British North America  "generally, and elsewhere;   also in-  " vesting in and undertaking the development of town lands and other  "properties, with a view to re-sale to  " to sub-companies or otherwise; and  "for other objects."  Is it to be wondered at that with  such heads of government as the  "Hon." I. H. Turner, that distrust of  government and anarchy rears its  head? Such an apology for government justified the aphorism of Tom  Payne: "'Society in every state is a  blessing, but government in its best  state is but a necessary evil; in its  worst state an intolerable one ; for  when we suffer or are exposed to the  same miseries by a government,  which we might expect in a country  without government, our calamity is  heightened by reflecting that we  furnish the means by which we  suffer. "  Evidently we have arrived at a  stage which demands a law that will  make such a flagrant disregard of  public trust and personal honor, an  offense deserving of the penitentiary  j lightly, simply stating that  he con-  i sidered it a free silver   movement in  I disguise.    No doubt Mr. Clouston has  j reference to his conversation  with a  j Ledge  representative,    who   asked  I him for his opinion  on  the question.  \ But Mr. Clouston is making a huge  i mistake in  treating the question  so  I lightly. It is not a "free silver move-  i ment in disguise."   There never has  I been   any   disguise   about  the free  j silver movement.    The demands of  bimetallists have always been open  and above board.    Unlike the gold  men they have not   been  forced   to  subterfuge to maintain their position.  And, yet, while the mint question involves the question of silver coinage,  it has not touched the question of free  coinage.     Silver coinage has been  considered the same as gold coinage,  in its bearing on   the   question of  a  mint for Canada.    Indeed,  the question   cannot   be   discussed   without  taking up both   metals,   but  to say  that it is a "free silver movement in  disguise" is taking an unfair, uujust,  it not cowardly view ot it.   Let it be  classed as such, if they will, by those  opposed to a Canadian mint, yet that  does not answer the cry that has been  going up for such an institution.  It is  to be hoped that Canadian  bankers  will not always take  their cue from  Wall street.  If tbey will consider the  Dominion's good  they will see that  Canada's greatest need   is   a   home-  minted coin money���gold and silver.  If the desire of the opposition  is to  treat the question  as a   free silver  movement let them do so, but not as  such "in disguise."   There need be  nothing disguised, no subterfuge resorted to.    It is a well-known tact bv  men who   are acquainted with  the  Country's   needs and resources that  Canada's brightest   future   depends  upon the development of her gold and  silver mineral deposits, and tlie great  need just now is more liberal coinage  laws by the world in general, and a  Canadian mint in particular,  for the  making   of   Canadian   bullion   into  Canadian coin. Free coinage of silver  and gold, by  the leading nations, at  the present legal ratios, would be all  that is necessary to bring silver to its  right position   with   gold,   and   the  present deception   practiced   by all  governments would  not  have to be  resorted to.    All metal money would  then be worth   its   face   value,   and  Canadian silver, instead of bringing  only 57 cents an ounce', would bring  $1.29. '  AliSlMU)  OOIjI)    AltGUMKNT.  been, is not, and never will be. And  its brief essay on an honest dollar  would bring tears to the eyes of the  "old lady of Threadneedle street."  All that has ever been asked by the  silver party is that silver he given  equal rights with gold as a money  metal at the present legal money  ratios of the world. Gold has free  coinage ; why not give silver the  same?  ���  t-Mft-l  ���  1  W��IMWWW"jM-M-|*1M(MM"}  ���    j^ot^s oF the W&K  BY COSMO.  9Q&QQ&W9*6����09��9G%1k&  The most startling item of the week  is the Are in the heart of London,  which involves an estimated loss of  ��25,000,000 and will throw an army  of thousands of workers out ot employment. , The locality of the fire  was in the oldest part of the city  where the streets are mostly narrow  and it is chiefly by such an agency  as a fire that London is being remodelled. The Metropolitan Board  of Works will remap the burned district with new straight wide streets,  and building will commence before  the fire is extinguished.  What is the meaning of the reinforcement of the British fleet in the  North Pacific by five new vessels?  Tlie sudden German occupation of  part of China could not have been  the cause as the British ships were  on their way to Esquimault before  that event. Evidently the restlessness of Kussia in the Orient, and the  bulldog determination of Japan to  strike if Russia should attempt any  further coquetting with Core a, will  precipitate a war in which Great  Britain is certain to be involved.  NO    DISGUISK    ABOUT    "TT.  When Mr. Clouston returned to  Montreal after his recent trip to  British Columbia, he told the news  paper representatives that while here  be came in contact with the Canadian  mint problem, but treated the subject  The Minneapolis Journal, an avowed Republican gold organ, criticising  the American proposals submitted to  England by the American commission appointed by President McKinley,  in its efforts to get England to enter  into another monetary conference,  concluded a bitter editorial thus :  ''They (the proposals) were conceiv-  "ed and hatched by Adli Stevenson,  "General Payne and Senator Wol-  "cott, and had they been accepted  "by England they would have been  "repudiated by 'the American com -  '���'hiunity,' which only last year  "fought successfully a fierce battle for  "the financial verity that a genuine  " dollar contains 25.8 grains of gold,  "and not 12.9 grains, and that all  "our dollars must conform to the 25.8  '���grains standard. This country is  ''firmly fixed in the belief that the  "only way to have an honest dollar  "is to allow no other dollar to be  "made, and the honest dollar is the  "legal measure of the adopted money  "unit."  For senseless bombast the utterances of the Journal will do very  well, but they are poor argument.  The American commission, consisting  of Messrs. Stevenson, Payne and Wol-  cott, was appointed by President McKinley, who, in doing so, was fulfilling a pledge made to the American  people in the platform on which he  was elected to the Presidency. The  money plank relating to silver coinage read : "We are opposed to the  free coinage of silver except by international agreement which we pledge  ourselves to promote." If the Republican platform is to be ignored  and the gold Democratic platform  taken up, the gold men ought to be  honest enough to tell the people so.  The Journal's talk about "a fierce  battle for the financial verity" etc., is  all poppycock. Both parties in the  last presidential campain were  pledged to bimetallism, one by international agreement and the other  by independent action. It was not  proposed to change the measure ot  either gold or silver dollars. What bimetallists propose to do is to bring the  present silver coins of the world, now  worth less than half of their face  value, up to their true value���the  value at which they are coined and  circulated.  It sounds brassy for the Journal to  talk about that country being "firmly  fixed"   in  anything.    It   neyer  has  The latest from Japan on the Hawaiian dispute is that Japan has  made a peremptory claim against the  punny little republic for $200,000  damages, demanding the coin forth  with, and as President Dole's little  oligarchy is practically bankrupt,  there may be nothing left but the  seizure of Honolulu by the Mikado.  Here is a chance now for Uncle  Sam to put up the coin or fight against  Japan in defense of its bastard protege.  oetreal  t  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  riuw my. mil "^^""'"Tim " "*����� ���" mt ��"���" "��^ umanmr.  J-JOWARD WEST, .  Assoc. R S M, London, En a-  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   nnd   reported on for  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  Lalioratory.  vue ave, New Denver, B C.  Belle-  A    driscoll, c. e.,  Idominion & Provincial  Lard Surveyor.  Slocan City, B.C  D  R. A. S. .MARS'  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of, American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  The seizure of a part of China by  Germany in retaliation f. v the alleged  murder of two missionaries is a proceeding that European nations are reviewing with suspicion. Common,  sense and equity would suggest th'}'*  every missionary is an intruder in  China, since the Chinese government  proclaims the fact. Present appearances indicate that the German seizure of KiaoChan is part of a plan to  secure concessions in trading with  China from which Germany has  hitherto been rigidly excluded, while  Great Britain has concessions at the  treaty ports, as well as in Thibet and  Burmah. Contrary to usage among  nations, no notice of this aggressive  act was given the Chinese government, which indicates that it was  probably the individual act ot a crazy  autocrat which is likely to prove a  serious blunder as it will. bring Germany into conflict with Russia.  W. S. Dkewky  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twigg  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY .& TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  ford, McNeil Code.  QM. WOODWORTH,  M.A.,  LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  MOTELtS OF KOOTEfiRV  i SLOCAN HOTEL,  New Denver, H. Stege  ST. JAMES.  New Denver, Angrignon Bros.  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver. A. Jacobson & Co.  c s.  RASHDALL,  N'otarv Public.  A. E. KAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   jVND BONDED.   INVITED   Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  H.T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders'and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  in my line.  ,j,��l����l��lll����W!cwrwimW.nPMnTr  uox  am  i^nra  Sandon,  Sandon,  THE FILBERT.  HOTEL  SANDON.  R. Cunning  THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Buckley  The Sunday Call of Newark, N. J.  prints a half page of Klondyke ad.  of the Peoples Klondyke and Cariboo  Co., with a capital of one million dollars. The prospectus contains the  names of over 30 men as directors,  founders, mining experts, etc., many  of whom are doubtless men who  would not be parties to this, as transparent a swindle as was ever sprung  upon a gullable public. The following extract from the prospectus will  give some idea of the stuff palmed  off on the good   people   of   Newark:  "Mr. F. M. Webb, our mining expert, met our committee in Seattle.  He had seen the certificate of our  claim issued by the Gold Commissioner of British Columbia and he  pronounced the claim one of the best  paying claims on Bonanza creek.*'  To the Jerseyites we would say  that the Klondike is in the Northwest  Territory, and is not in anyway under  the junsdictson of British Columbia.  The Dominion government is the sole  custodian of its mining interests and  all other affairs, and the above statement of the alleged expert, F. M.  Webb and the "committee," proves  the whole affair an unmitigated  swindle.   Ould Erin  Again.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  Silk Brocatelle, Plush and  any Drawing Room���  Of Elegant, Useful Furniture.  Twenty styles of pretty Ladies'  Chairs.  in Cane, Reed Work and  Upholstered  in  French  Damask: ornaments for  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks, J. S Reeder  ASSflVH^S OF B. G.  LEVI   SMITH,  Silverton.  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  FRANK   DICK,  Slocan City.  J��. E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  each.  Handsome  and acceptable presents in Ladies' Secretaries, Bookshelves, Fancy Polished Tables at  $1.00 each.  I have too much stock for the times,  and am reducing prices to cost of  freight and handling. Another  large car has just arrived tor me  and is now unloading at Denver  siding.  Stock too heavy;  Prices to Zero,  Fifty dozen AI chairs at 60 cents each.  Fifty patterns of silk and other  covers with trimmings for sale by the yard  D. M. Crowley,  Thirty years' practical Upholsterer.  Near the Ledge office, New Denver.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  jf-l WILLIM & JOHNSON.  IjT (MeGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Kloc-aii City, BO  I,  TFE   LVSURAXO  Aii Irish railway guard had for a  travelling companion one day a gentleman who had never seen brambles.  As they passed a long string of the  bushes the gentleman asked Pat what  the berries were.  1'at answered that they were blaek-  bc-rios.  ���'But," said the gentleman, "these  berries are red."  "Arrah,'said I'at. "Don't you know  that black errics are always red when  thev are <rreen Y���Answers.  Tlie Ontario Mutual of Wutreioo. Out  oilers a popular policy at moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for your own old age  And a profitable investment.  The Ontario Mutual Life���27th year.  Assets .--3.404,&OS.  Full information by application to  W. D. MITCHKLL, Agent.    Xew Denver, JB.C  I have received  mv stock of.  F.  Go to Hoben's for mackinaws.  G.  FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  Bxandon, B. C,  and invite  the people  of the Slocan to  call in and inspect them.  M. A. WILSON,  Tlw reliable hjloeari Tailor,  Williamson Block. New Denver, B.C  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each  $1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silverand Lead  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50  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  1 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and  percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)  1 0  Tonus: '.Cash "With Sample.  June 20th. 18!>5.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  Chas. A. Stoess,  Assoc. M, Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial LandSurreyor.   Minina: Surveying.  Kaslo, B. O. Fifth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 25, 1897.  SfnSTeTa* fleVf ZeaTand  By cosno.  The oriental adage that no man is  a prophet in his own country, has  some point in the case of the late  Henry George, the famous author of  the economic theory known as the  Single Tax. Henry George did not  live to see his idea in operation in  any state of the Union, but for the  last eight years a modification of Mr.  George's theory has been in successful operation in New Zealand, and  a brief sketch of its working may be  of interest to readers of The Ledge.  In the history of all radical reforms  we may trace three distinct stages.  First the period of educational agitation ;   secondly the   fermentation of  popular thought, when  ideas, at first  hazey  and   indistinct, begin to crys-  talise   into   practical  promulgation;  and then comes the third stage/when  the evolutionised ideas are formulated and ready for experiment.   We  find a prominent illustration of this  in what is commonly called the Australian system of voting by ballot,  which had its practical conception in  the Chartist movement  in the early  days of this century, and its inception  could be traced  back to the days of  Watt Tyler.   The second stage of the  growth of the ballot was in the popular  fermentation   of  the   "Chartist  movement" and   riots in   1846 8  in  England.   Then came the third stage  when thousands of the rank and file  of the Chartists went into voluntary  exile in Australia where they became  , the nucleus of a self-governing people  with the ability to put their derided  theory into practice.  lowance has increased from $499,913 in  '1882, to $583,021 last year; indeed, it  ; has been this latter figure since 1885.  i The other assets of the Province are put  i down at $1,790,456 for 1896, not includ-  ! ing- public buildings, whose value is  j declared at $1,075,000. Since 1871 the  ' ordinarj' revenue of Britisli Columbia  : has totaled $14,05S,795, and the expenditure $20,389,867. In 1872 the revenue  i was $327,216 and the expenses $432,083.  | These iig-ures increased in 1890 to respectively, '. $986,705, and $1,514,723.  There were no railways in this Province  in 1867, but last year there were 860  miles of track laid, the smallest of any  province except Prince Edward Island,  But that island it  lease, would make an area of more  than 640 acres, could apply for a  lease of not more than 320 acres on  perpetual lease. Five dollars per  acre was fixed as the price of the  land and a lease for 399 -years might i which has only 210.  be granted,   subject to conditions of jmust be remembered, has, comparative-  ., ,      ,   ,,.      ,       ,     ���       ly   speaking,   the   best   of every other  residence on the holding for the first province in the matter of railway corn-  ten vears, and that it be improved to .J munication-, while British Columbia has  fho. ^���-t���<- r,t ��-v>;,w-TT ���,. �����������. ���f ,-f��� I tlie worst. Thus, in Prince Edward  the extent  of  thirty  per cent, of its J ^^nd there.are 9.5. square miles of area  upset value within six years and that j to each mile of  track : in New Bruns-  a rental interest of five percent. be!yic��thereare 19.8-, f^NovajScotia^  ��-,-ja. ��.i,~ ^.���n,P^.:^ 11   Ontario   33.4;   in   Quebec   ,2.0;   u  Eosebery  The northern  connecting point of  the C. P. R, on Slocan Lake.  Eosebery  0'"V"*V,V"%'^",*/V'fc/,fc'^^/"O>^^^"^  Has the only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  paid oil the value of the land.  The land was to be subject tore-  valuation at the end of each period of  twenty-one years,  and on that the  rental  would  be calculated.    If the  new valuation, which should rigidly  exclude all  improvements made on  land, was assented to by the tenant,  the matter was   settled for another  twenty-one years; but if he objected  to the new valuation as excessive he  could order it put up at public auction  ���subject to payment for his improvements���and that the amount of the  highest bid   at   the sale should  be  esteemed   the   value   to   be   calculated  during the twenty-one years  next following the sale.    In case the  holder of the lease was the highest  bidder this was the only result of the  sale, but in  case   he was outbid he  was bound to transfer the lease to the  best bidder on receiving  from the  government the value of his improvements.   Thus it was designed tore-  tain for the community at large the  increased  value which  was not due  to the improvements made   by the  leaseholder.    The strong inducement  in  Manitoba 43.4; in the four Territories  223.7; while in British Columbia the  square miles of area to each mile of track  laid in 1896 reaches 444.5. As to fisheries  the last figures available are for 1895,  and then the British Columbia catch  was worth $4,401,354. British Columbia  produced in 1896 about one-third of the  coal output. Tho Province giving 1,002,-  268 tons, against 2,500,000 for Nova  Scotia, and a total for "the Dominion of  3,743,234 tons. The production of gold  in the Dominion in 1896 was $2,810,000,1  of which $1,788,200 has to be credited to  British Columbia.���Statistical Year Book  for 1896.  Go to  kinaws.  T.  li. Hoben's  for goad  Mac  - t  Carpets, floor cloth, rugs, mats, curtains. Bedroom sets in ash and oak.  Largest stock in Slocan-Kootenay.  CROWLEY, above Lkdgk Office,. New  Denver. Freight paid to all Lake Points  and Sandon.  The latest novelties in Ladies Capes,  Jackets, Dress Goods and Millinery, at  Mrs. Merklev.'  The single-tax theory of economics j held out here was that the lease say  Henrv George has  promulgated by  passed   through   the   first  of .these  stages with  more than the average  quota    of   antagonistic   controversy  hurled at radical reforms and it may  now be considered in its second stage  for a good many years in this country.    No one has yet come forward to  claim that the abuses and evils pointed out by Henry George should not  be remedied.    It remained therefore  for some community which had sufficient spirit of independence to break  from   the   trammels  of   hereditary  systems of land legislation and advance the theory to the practical test  of experiment.    There is probably no  other country which is  in  so good a  position to enter upon  experimental  legislation as New Zealand.    A British colony of a million souls,  intelli  gent  and  prosperous,   separated by  more than a thousand miles from its  nearest   neighbor,   with  practically  unlimited powers ot  self-government  of  almost   exclusively British  race,  they have established the  feet system of state education and  reduced   many   of  the   theories   of  "State Socialism" to practice.  The circumstances of New Zealand,  in relation to land tenure, were from  the first exceptional:   On the Britisli  occupation of the country the natives  bargained   for   full   recognition   to  the soil and the British government  has faithfully  guarded the rights of  the  aboriginal  owners   against  all  comers.   As the settlers required land  the government had to act as trustee  in purchasing surplus land from the  natives, and so unusual  a condition  of affairs would lead the community  to regard the land differently from  people who got land for the asking  with no expense but that of survey.  In this way  the settler grew accustomed to the  idea of holding land on  lease, with the government for landlord.   Of course the bulk of the people  inherited the almost universal prefer-  ed the capital in volved in purchasing  the land and it excluded mere speculators, but this plan was not generally  acceptable for it lacked that fixity of  tenure which is the primary desire of  every settler in land who wants to  know not merely what he is to pay  duri.ig the first twenty-one years but  in all the time of his lease. Eventually this principle was recognised  and now the holder of a perpetual  lease gets it, subject to conditions of  residence and improvement, for a  rental of four per cent, upon the original price fixed by the government.  This abandonment of  securing to  the state all   state-produced  incrense  in the value of public lands, or as it  is phrased,     "the   unearned    increment, " Avas a surrender of one of the  single-tax tenets, but other features  of advantage to the general community, outside of the actual settlers on  the land,   and   which   are essential  features  of  Henry   George's theory i  were passed into law.    They maybe  most per- briefly summarised as the discouragement of large  holdings and the prevention of speculation in future land  values,   which  are effected    by   a  system  of graded   taxation,   on all  land values over   $2,500.    A special  feature provides  that in the event of  freeholders objecting to the official  valuation, the government has  the  right to purchase at ten per cent, over  the valuation objected to, any  unimproved land held in freehold.   Under  this section large  estates    held   for  speculation are rapidly passing under  government control,   and   are being  sub-divided for settlement.  The adoption of this system has led  to increased prosperity and happiness  among the masses in New Zealand  and the land tax has largely enabled  the people to avoid other taxes which  would necessarily have fallen chiefly,  as in the case of Canada, on the j  class of workers with small incomes, j  The general tendency and purpose of |  Parson's  Produce  Company  Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  Wholesale  dealers in  Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Apples,  Poultry and  Cured "Meats.  Tin'l.-ir^o-i liuiiilli'vg -if ilus.se  i4'On(ls ill WusK'l-ll C:lllUtlii. All  Wiirelii.ux.-s linilur perfect svsre.m  of cold storaKc. Full stock carried  at Kelson, 11. C. For prices write  or wire  1'. J. liUSSKIVL:  Manager of NisIhou  Hnuieli Par-  sou's l'rodueo Company  Eosebery  It is at Eosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring  their families.  Eosebery  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.  Eosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Eosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Eosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Eosebery  Terms, J cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent  The  Lela'Rd Heuse  jfca*.^. M & K H S P^^mt^^  Is the largest hotel upon the Arrow Lakes and is  unsurpassed by any in  Kootenay.  Do not fail to stop there when  travelling to and from  the   Slocan.  (Dps. D. FL. mcDOUGAliD.  -*V-fe'','V''V''v-*/-%'-*V'^^  lv��^^^^-vi^i^%^^^��^^^^^^^^%%%^%  i JOttisi iTCTftn t  ibJjBkflA^B^AK'Q  OURNE  GROCERIES,  DRY GOODS,  CLOTHING,'  BOOTS & SHOES,  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,   '  STOVES,  ENAMEL and TINWARE,  PAINTS, OILS, GLASS,  POWDER, FUSE, CAPS,  JESSOP & BLACK DIAMOND STEEL  CHATHAM WAGONS, ETC..  AT LOWEST PRICES.  New Denver, B. C  Has often been electrified  by the wonderful bargains  offered from time to time by  people with something to sell.  but it remains for   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 ?  J Do you want Anything in the way  of Printing Material.  ence for freehold over leasehold ten- the single-tax is to give encourage-  ure, but they found that there was no merit to those who will cultivate and  intolerable hardship in it.   It must j settle on the land, and places obstacles  be admitted that notwithstanding the j in the way of those who would fatten !  treaty between the  natives and the! in'the  pernicious system  of private  Imperial government that the natives! landlordism,   which   is,    the   world;  could sell land only to the govern- j over, the root of class distinctions and ;  ment,   yet there were many crafty j the parent of poverty, and in this as  officials   and   others   in    the   early j in   other far-reaching reforms,   the  "forties"  when New Zealand was a j object-lesson    presented     by    New  Crown colony, who became possessed | Zealand might   be   studied   by  our  of large land holdings.    It is against j public men with advantage,  this class whose   heirs became influential, wealthy and largely absentee  landlords that the single-tax is chiefly  aimed and charged with special provisions.  The first attempt  to give effect to  It.    C.    STATISTICS.  i Tlie Province entered the. Canadian  Confederation on .'July 20th, 1871, and  j has a total area ot' 383,300 square miles  'of which 1,000 are water. Not reckoning  the single-tax principle in New Zea j the territories British Columbia is the  land was designed to encourage j largest of the Provinces. There are 90  settlers to lease rather than to pur  Arriving dailv at  Knox Bros., in the  shape of���  Watches,  Diamonds,  Sterling Silver Novelties,  Celuloid Goods,  Clocks,  Jewelry, Etc.  Leave vour orders  early for special  designs of Jewelry  F. L0 CASTO,  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigai*s, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  R. ST RAT HERN.  J"@"V\7-eler  KASLO CITY.       -       -       -B.C  Coi^rrtheToronto Type  Foundry Co.,Ltd.  J.C.CR0M.E, Agent,  Cjfl Cordova Street,  J^u       VANCOUVER, B.C.  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  Mining Properties of  all kinds wanted for  English market.  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Fifth Year     f;  99  ���W*Wb  [Copyright, 1897, br th* Author.]  Jonah was and is even now to be Been  here snugly housed in one end of bis  huge old whalefaoat by one of our Oakland wharfs, an old Yankee sailor,  tall, lean, lank, once as full of old sea  stories as an old pincushion is full of  old needles. Nearly all of these stories  are made up of dreadful shipwrecks, in  every one of-which he bore a conspicuous part and was each time the worst  shipwrecked sailor of the whole crew,  aud I think tii is is why the Califor-  uiiijjs, long, Jong ago, when it was the  'habit to'call men by queer names, called  this man Jonah. Anyhow the name  was firmly fastened on him when a few  years ago he was set to watch a certain  place by the shore and give alarm iu  case of fire.  Well, in a few days the place took  fire, and everything, including old Jonah, as it was thought, was burned to  ashes. But as these Cal if ornians always  . rebuild very quickly the workmen,  while clearing away for a new-foundation, heard a voice away down below,  and, opening the mouth of the well  that had been covered by falling timbers, there they found poor old Jonah,  up to his neck in the water, where he  had fallen while running in great haste  to give the alarm of fire.  Tins  and  other  less important incidents in the same line gave the  honest  old  sailor  such   a  reputation  for bad  luck that few fishermen or pleasure parties were willing to embark with Jonah.  ,   if other boats were to be had at hand.  Sut on the 28th of November, .1886,  the day on which the California Arbor  day was established, the  old man had  his big boat filled with   as  bright  and  lovely a little  crowd  of  country  boys  and girls as could have been   found  for  miles around, and  this was because every other boat had been engaged  to go  to Yuba Buena island, in the middle of  the great and most glorious bay of  San  Francisco, where   the  ceremonies were  to take place,  This great, big and ugly island in  this broad and most beautiful bay on  the globe, if we except the buy of Naples perhaps, is a barren and rocky  place. It belongs to the government and  has a pretty lighthouse cii it. There are  four other islands in this great bay of  San Francisco, but they are not so barren and ugly. One of them is a huge  fort, with more than 500 cannon and  many soldiers on it. Another one is a  great place for building ships.  And so, as this barren island lies almost in the middle of this magnificent  bay and is nearly between Oakland and  San Francisco, where boats pass by continuously, it was agreed that it would  be a good thing to begin our California  Arbor day, by planting this ugly and  barren island with forest trees.  General Howard, the one armed old  hero of Gettysburg and many another  bloody field of battle, was in command  of our armies and armament on this  coast at the time, and he headed the  ���work by giving all the ships and all the  Bailors aud all the soldiers to carry the  people to the island aud help plant  trees, and so on.  Mr. Sutro, the great engineer who  made the Sutro tunnel into the silver  mountains of Nevada, gave us 50,000  trees to plant ou the island, and as he  "was to plant the first tree, and as General Ploward was also to plan!; a tree,  and as the governors and senators of  California and Nevada were also to  plant trees, . .,il as the famous orator,  John J. Irihh, was to make a speech,  why, you see, nearly everybody wanted  BY JOAQUIN MILLER.  They tumbled into his boat with a  shout. They were so glad. Nearly every  one had  a  brother,  sister,   cousin or  *gfcg&  They would pass by wlicn tticy saw it was  Jonah's boat.  to be there. Besides that, the 46,000  school children of San Francisco all  wanted to plant trees on that particular  island on that particular day. So you  see clearly that every boat in and about  the bay of San Francisco was crowded  into the service and loaded to the  guards. ���  But poor old Jonah and his big old  whaleboat were left to the very hist. He  had painted her up���painted her red  and white and blue. He had sot a row  Of little 5 cent flags along either gunwale and a big flag at bow and stern to  give a gay appearance to his boat and  attract attention, but for all that people  would pass by when they saw that it  was Jonah's boat.  The sun was high and hot, and you  oould see thousands and thousands of  ohildren in red and white and blue  clambering up the stony steep of the  island away out in the middle of the  bay before the old man Jonah could find  a customer.  And then suddenly there came a  crowd���a crowd that had missed the  last boat by the least part of a mi mite  ���a crowd of strangers���strangers to  one another mostly. They had come  down from the country on tho cars by  twos and threes and fours, and when  the plank of the last boat was pulled  in this little band of young folks from  the country melted in together aud  wandered along the shore till they  found Jonah.  something of that sort along. True,  there were two or three youDg men  who did not have their own sisters,  but they had some other yonng men's  Bisters and so did not complain. There  was one pale and plain little girl who  Eeented quite alone. She was very plainly clad too. Her dress was black. And  there was a blond young man, who was  all alone. The pale little girl looked up  to him and seemed to like him. But he  was clearly in love with himself, and  did not very graciously aocapt the seat  which Jonah assigned him by the side  of the solitary little girl in black. But,  ���till, as everybody else was happy, he,  too, must make merry, aud as the great  boat, with its fluttering flags and living  pausengers, pushed off and swung about  with its head toward the island the  blond young man shouted out:  "I say, old duffer, what's your  name?" ���  "Jonah." And the word came up like  the growl of a grizzly bear as the old  man leaned heavily to his oars.  The name and the manner, too, of  the old man seemed to dampen the spirits of the handsome blond boy who sat  by the side of the plain little girl in  black, and he said no more, but sitting  himself over to one side he drew out a  bunch of nasty cigarettes, and, without  ,even asking anybody's leave, lighted  one and puffed away, as if he had been  smoking ever since his mother had left  off his long clothes.  The old man pulled hard and steadily.  The pretty girls from up in the Sierra  Nevada mountains glanced out from  under their bonnets and all took in the  sunlight and the sea and ware silent  with joy and admiration. The young  men counted the many huge battleships  that bore the flag of England, and they  marveled at the size of the mighty iron  ram that had almost destroyed thenavy  of Peru and had made Chile the greatest naval power in the Pacific.  Twenty-four bands of martial musio  loaded the delicious air with melody.  It was a stirring scene.  But long before the clumsy big whale-  boat, with its one pair of oars in feeble  old hands, could make the landing the  ladder was drawn up and the ceremonies were well under way.  In this state of affairs all that could  be done was to pass on around toward  the Golden Gate and get as near to the  musio and the speakers as possible.  This the old man did, and, casting anchor, was soon nodding in his seat, for  the sun was hot, and, then, his work had  been long and hard for one so old and  worn.  The big boat swung about, pointing  toward the Golden Gate, which opens  into the Pacific ocean some five miles  distant. This brought the rope by which  the anchor hung close under the arm of  the blond young man with the cigarettes, where it creaked and squeaked  continuously. The music ceased, and  then the speaking began, but the party  in the boat could not hear what was  said, and some of the less thoughtful  began to grow restless and mischievous.  A freckle faced boy with small eyes  and a sunburned nose tried to tickle the  sleeping old Jonah on the neck with a  wooden toothpick, but could not quite  reach. This inspired the blond young  man, and, sticking his burning cigarette  on the point of his penknife, he leaned  over, and, in the midst of giggles from  the whole party, with one exception,  perhaps, he held it close under the old  man's nose.  Fortunately it did not harm him,  and, after ooughing slightly from the  smoke, old Jonah again doubled up like  a pocketknife and soon was sound asleep  as before. But the spirit of mischief was  now abroad, and the handsome blond  boy, with his penknife in his hand,  turned his attention to the creaking,  squeaking rope that held the anchor.  At first he only cut it a little, just for  fun. And how they all did giggle! All  but one, and that one put out a little  brown hand feebly from under a black  shawl and laid it reproachfully on the  blond boy's arm.  This only angered him, and, setting  his teeth, he severed the rope and let  the great boat swing loose and drift as  it liked.  The giggles burst into laughter,  laughter loud and furious, as the old  man's head bobbed up and down under  the action of the swiftly moving boat,  and his hands, from force of habit,  held stoutly to the oars.  "I hear tho musio again, but it seems  a good way off," said the eldest of the  girls suddenly. She half arose, and,  looking in the direction in which the  boat was drifting, cried: "And the  Golden Gate is close by! And the great  ocean! Look! Here is the open ocean!  Wake up, Jonah!   Wake up, Jonah!"  Blanched faces and silence! No one  moved or spoke. But down from over  the side of the boat a little white cigarette slid, and falling into the water  with a scarcely audible "sizz" was soon  left behind and lost sight of. The old  sailor opened his eyes slowly as his  name was called. Slowly he looked  Jr-jin one terrified face to the other, and  slowly but certainly took in the situation. He did not say one word or look  right or left. He only held tightly to  his oars and kept in the midst of the  now roaring current, straight for the  open sea.  Let me explain how the Golden Gate,  through which so manv tons of gold  have passed, is at certain times swift  as the swiftest river, and at such times  you cannot iand at all. You must pass  right on and out, as if shot from a gun.  And this is the reason: A great river  flows into this bay and floods it full as  the tide sets in, so that when the tide  sets out it  goes with fearful  force and  swiftness through tho narrow, rock  bound Golden Gate.  Indeed so swift and swirling are the  waters here at such times that the  Spanish settlers have long held that the  traditional maelstrom off Norway has  a counterpart at the Golden Gate. Fremont, who named this the Golden Gate  two years before gold was discovered in  -.Ja'ifornia, tells us of some young offi-  '���fvs of onr navy who perished herewith  their boat and left not even so much aa  a plank to tell of their fate, and so  their names for years and years were  carried forward. They were even promoted in their order. But they were  never heard from any more.  "Why don't you land? Why don't  you land?" gasped the blond boy at  hist as the racing and eddying waters  of the Golden Gate began to lap and  leap into the boat.  "Shut up, or I'll land yon over the  J-ull!" was all that old Jonah said be-  !ween his set teeth.  Up and down, down and up and  away. Oh, but that old boat was saucy!  She seemed to smell the rattling salty  waters without the Gate. The snap and  the sparkle and the clash and the color  of the awful deep delighted her. And  even old Jonah was wide awake now,  wide awake as he had not been since he  had retired from the sea and eked out  a stint as a landsman. There was a glint  iu his old eyes, a gleam of gladness,  even with all this misery and helplessness at his feet in the boat, for the  young folks were nearly all sick now���  fearfully sick. ^  The handsome blond boy had wilted,  faded as fades a sunflower when it is  cut down. That last remark from old  Jonah had cut him up terribly. His  head leaned out over the boat. The,little girl in black at his side held on to  him as if she were afraid he would fall  out, and he did not resent her kindness this time, but seemed to rather  like it. She drew him back closer to  her, after he had disposed of his vanity  and his bile together, and his comely  head gradually settled over on to her  little black and bony shoulder.  "Poor, dear young man! It's the  cigarettes. Help hold his poor head,  please." This is what the little girl in  black whispered back over her shoulder  to another quiet little girl who sat close  by. And so the two together held the  wilted blond head between them.  Firm as the rocks that lock the walls  of the Golden Gate was old Jonah all  this time. The sun was setting low and  fast. Full and large and luminous as. a  world of flame lay the sun on a sea of  blood for , a second only, and then it  was night on the surging, heaving bosom  of the sea of seas.  Boar iu mind that it was thousands  of miles from the spot where Balboa  and Cortes first saw this great ocean  and named it "the Pacific," but it is  not pacific here. It is a roaring lion. It  is a terrible ocean for an open boat,  from here even to Alaska.  The stars came as the sun went out,  as often happens in this life of change  and events, and it was not dark, but it  was cold���oh, so cold! You see, the  winds blow down from Alaska with  great force all the season here, and out  in the open ocean here you should be  clad in furs. Indeed, I often see ladies  wearing sealskin cloaks in San Francisco all through July and August.  The girls that lay crouched in the  boat were but thinly clad. They were  wet and crying with pain from the cold.  The boys were no better. In fact, they  shivered harder and made a good deal  more complaint than the girls. The big  blond one, however, had managed to  get in between the two quiet little girls  before spoken of and was comparatively  dry and comfortable, but the two little  girls were so wet and were shivering so  badly that old Jonah began to fear for  their lives.    More  than  once  he lifted  "Boy! Big blond boy over there! Is  your father anybody? Who is your  father, I say?   And where is he?"  "Yes, yes," gasped the blond head  from between the girls, without rising  ���ap, "yes, my father is a great man. He  is sheriff of Stanislaus."  " Well, let him stay in Stanislaus,"  muttered the old man between his chattering old teeth.  He again glanced back over his  shoulder, lighthouses and stars, stars  and lighthouses, and a great, gleaming  wall of white beyond.  But that was all.  "My little girl, my qniet little girl  in black, where is your father?"  The old man's voice was quite broken  now. It trembled so that he could hardly speak. His left hand had slipped  from the oar. The rowlock rattled  heavily, but tha hand lay helpless.  "Little girl, where is your father?"  he gasped again.    '  Her two little brown hands clasped  together clumsily, hardly able to hold  together from the cold and wet, but  holding them, so she raised her pitiful  face to heaven. Her chin quivered and  her lips trembled, but she could not  apeak.  The old man understood. With his  one'remaining hand he lifted his hat  and laid it reverently down as he said  in a whisper so soft and low that maybe only He heard it:  "Then we must look there for help."  And along time he looked steadily  upward, and tho trembling lips and the  quivering, little chin were lifted also.  The two rowlocks rattled and rasped  aud rasped and rattled. The boat was  her own master now. She had turned  about. Her bow was to the Golden  Gate.    The tide had turned.  It is strange that some one on some  one of the many ships had not seen this  party and its peril, strange that some  watcher from some one of the light-  bouses had not seen this lone craft in  its peril, but it is a fact that this boat  passed out of the Golden Gate, spent  much of the night in the open ocean  and was finally borue back with all its  precious cargo saved and with no other  help than the help of him to whom all  will cry out for help at least once this  side the river of rest.  THE   END.  MAGYAR  FOLKLORE VERSES.  Alt, how muddy's our country lane  After autumn rainahave soak'd the dust I  But worthy, worthy is the girl I love  Of all that can a youthful lover move,  And I my top boots muddy make  Willingly for her sweet sake.  With esarda hat set jauntily  And docket with perfumed rosemary,  I'll stroll adown the village street.  How all the girls will smile on me!  Wrinkled my top boots are and long.  Upon thfir heels gilt spurs shine bright  They'll clr-.k the time to fiance and song.  Eow all the girls will smile tonight!  ���"A Girl's Wandering In Hungary."  ASHES OF ROSES..  It Tasted Good Still.  Some lively college girl, no doubt  from the sunny south, relates in The  Wcllesley Magazine a novel variation  upon the theme, long popular with the  "funny man" of the newspapers, especially at" Thanksgiving' time, of the  little boy who wants to eat more than  ho can. Little Sammy, on tho porch of  the great house of the neighborhood,  had just inquired insinuatingly,"Didn't  de white folks have ice cream fo' din-  nab, Miss Kate?"  This small negro reminder of happy  ���' 'fo' de wab days" had never pleaded  with me in vain for goodies, proceeds  the narrator. Very soon he had eaten a  full saucer of oream, which I had given  him, and with the spoon poised on a  sticky forefinger was looking at me  with eyes that begged for more, and he  got it, even to the third saucer.  I watched him till I fell to dreaming  again, and my eyes sought the river.  Only the clink of the spoon against the  saucer and a satisfied sigh now and  then broke the stillness of the southern  summer day. Presently all was quiet,  and I looked rounti to find tho happy  Sammy with the most disconsolate expression on his face, his bead turned a  little on one side and his eye fixed  gloomily on abont a quarter of a spoonful of cream.  "What is it, Sammy? Isn't it good?"  "Yas'm," in a sad tone.  "Then why don't you eat it? Have  you got enough?"  He looked at me as he straighteued  up and unbuttoned the little worn jacket. "Yas'm," he sighed, "got 'nongh  ev'y whar ���'cept my inouf;"  3n that particular morning I was in  a lecidedly sentimental mood, because  the day before I had heard a young and  charming woman accompanying herseli  at the piano and singing the tendcrest  of romances in which during the lasl  note the butterflies of the song lingei  at the heart of the roses.  And tho gardeu in which I was walking was quite of a character to fostei  this gentle frame of mind. It was not  wild or overgrown.  Its flower beds, where blue, red and  yellow balsams were ranged with as  much precision' as the Sevres cups and  Saxony statuettes on a whatnot of a  provincial housewife; the sand of its  paths, where the rake had left markings  as distinct, straight and exact as the  lines in a bar of music, and its correct  and uniform borders, stiff as the frills  of a dress that has not been crushed,  seemed to suggest the ambition of a  very pleasant ideal���an ideal in perfeot  taste, without violence or exaggeration;  narrow, elegant, pretty and quite suited to furnish water color subjects.  A July sun lavished its gold and  threw into the garden all the infinite  that a bouquet is capable of holding.  A butterfly which was fluttering  around like two flower petals set free  by the wind brushed past my hand,  leaving on it a little of its fine, white  powder.  "White butterfly," said I, for the remembrance of the song led me into  such conversation with this delicate  winged creature, "white butterfly, do  not hasten away, but stay,, rather, and  settle down on this leaf���a flower would  take too much of your attention���and  listen to a question which I have always wanted to ask you or one of youi  kind."  The butterfly poised himself on a  leaf. "I am listening," said he. For  why should he not have answered,  since I had spoken to him?  "Frivolous lover of roses and lilies,"  I began, "whence comes this delicate  powder you scatter froin your wings as  you fly from flower to flower can you  tell me? I am sure you must have suggested the arts of the toilet to the perfumer, for yours are the only wings  that scatter whiteness like a puff."  The   butterfly said, " 'Tis  strange."  But as  he  had nothing to do ho condescended to enlighten me. I am sure wo  should learn many things  that are  nol j  in  books  and   not  known   by  learned j  men if we chatted more frequently with |  the insects of the woods and fields. j  cold indifferenoe of the stars. For hours  she would remain seated under a tree  without once kissing the slenderest of  her rosy finger tips.  So great was her despair that at last  she resolved to destroy the rose that  had dared question her title to incomparable beauty. Alas, she knew only  too well that a dead rose did not mean  the disappearance of roses altogether.  They would bloom again every springtime, every summer, to the shame of  lips less red and of skin less rosy white.  But at least Eve would have avenged  the first insult.  First she thought she would tear her  enemy to pieces, trample it in the dust  among the stones, then fling it to the  furious wind as it passed. She had once  seen a vulture seize a lark; so would  ehe have liked to ttiar the rose.  However, she bethought herself of  another torture. She built upon the  sand a little pyre of dried grasses, lighted it with a glowworm, and picking  the rose tossed it into the fire. A shudder passed through its delicate petals,  as, with a low, plaintive murmur, it  yielded up all its perfume, its charm,  its rosy whiteness, its life and incomparable grace to the devouring flame.  At last nothing was left on the dying  embers but a little heap of white dust  ���tho ashes of the rose���and the woman, in whom savage instincts were already rife, was satisfied.  But tho butterflies in the garden of  Eden were mad with anguish, for they  loved tho rose so hated by the woman.  Never again, quivering with pleasure  and delight, would they settle on its  trembling petals, never again brush  with open wings the perfumed mysteries of its' heart.  While the fatal act was being committed they flew wildly round the merciless executioner, but Eve did not even  see them, so entirely was she given over  to her revenge. And now, as she walked off triumphant, they drew near to  gaze upon the pale remains of their beloved lying on the little heap of extinguished grasses.  At least they would keep as much of  her as they could. So in a tumultuous  swarm they fluttered down upon the  precious relics, sometimes singly, sometimes all together, rolling themselves in  the ashes, enveloping themselves in her  dust.  And ever since that time the fine  white powder, scattered from the wings  of butterflies, is the ashes of the rose.  ���From the French for Short Stories.  The Absentininded Man.  amusing  case  of  absentminded-  "Is your father anybody?" asked Jonah.  his head and glanced sharply back over  his shoulder to see if by some chance  the party on his boat had not been missed aud their friends or the government  sent a steamer in search, but no sign of  help.  At last in despair he gasped out: "Do  any of you folk have friends? I mean,  do any of you amount to anything?"  They did not seem to quite understand, and after a painful silence and  feeling that he had not put the proposition quite as mildly as he might he  again began, after once more glancing  back toward the Golden Gate: "Imean,  is your father anybody���anybody in  particular, I mean, miss?"  The old man spoke with effort and  desperation.. The cold was piercing his  s-i.-i Lones to the marrow, and ho knew  he oould not hold the oars or steady the  bostt much longer.  The eldest girl, the only one who  could hold up her head as he spoke,  only looked at him blankly and then  said "Ing" in a husky whisper. Then  all was srill for a long time, and you  could only hear the rattle of the heavy  r-alfc water on the side of the great boat  sis she slid up and down the deep hol-  low3 of tho ocean.  A Misleading Sign.  Whenever the elder Sothern arrived  at a town, one of his first means of  diversion was to stroll about tho streets  and have fnu with the natives.  He was in Chicago during its early  days, and one day.he saw a sign over an  undertaker's establishment which read,  "Everything furnished for first class  funerals."  Going inside, he inquired:  "Do you furnish everything for funerals?' '  "Yes, sir," replied the olerk.  "Then I want a oa<=ket."  He described the kind, and the ordor  Was recorded.  "Do you want carriages?"  "Yes; have five carriages ready."  "Yes, sir.   Anything else?"  "Three dozen chairs."  "Anything else?"  "You might have a hearse ready."  "Is that all?"  "Why, no; you couldn't have a funeral with only carriages, hearse and  casket. Now I would like to look at the  corpse.''  "Like to look at the corpse? I don't  understand."  "I want to see what kind of a corpse  you can furnish and know what the  price will be."  The clerk was amazed.  "You advertise to furnish everything  for a funeral, don't you?" said Sothern.  "Well, you can't have a funeral without a corpse."  The sign had been altered when  Sothern passed the following day.���  Chicago Journal.  Dubious.  "I dropped around to see how our  safe stood the fire," said an agent to the  proprietor of an establishment which  had been destroyed, as the two surveyed  the ruins.  "Well," replied the owner, "I think  yowr safe is a first class article to keep  unpaid bills in. "���Pittsburg Ohroniole  Telegraph.  A Poor Wrapper.  "Yes, poor Mrs. Eloerly is all wrap  ped up in that son of hers."  "And he isn't much of a wrapper,  eh?"���Detroit Nev-^  When auburn haired Eve was born al  16, an age at which the women of our  time do not linger half long enough���  in the miraculous Eden, teeming with  life and youth, sho was plunged at  first into an ecstasy of admiration at  the sight of so much magnificence, and  not the smallest pang of envy poisoned  her heart. Even before she had gazed into the nearest spring all creatures crowded around to do her homage, and aftei  having seen her own radiant reflection  she conceived a profound feeling oi  compassion for all other created things.  The splendid lights in the lion's  mane, luminous in the sunshine, could  not rival the tawny brightness of Eve's  long, floating locks.  Why should she have been jealous oi  the swan, since her own throat and  arms were made of living snows, or why  of the great vines in the forest, her own  embrace being far more treacherous  and more sweet?  The sky, in its deepest, clearest blue,  might have hoped to rival her eyes had  they not had a softer and more exquisite azure.  In fine, she looked at all things, and  a great wave of pride came over her.  "Without doubt," she said, "all hi  very good, but then what of it all?"  And thereafter her favorite amusement was to sit under a tree and pass  all the day kissing the rosy tips of her  slender fingers.  Till one day she saw a rose.  The rose was there before her, as yet  scarcely a rose, almost pale in its triumphant grace. It opened and widened, radiant as a star, luminous and living, almost human, like a woman.  A tiger passing that way lingered to  gaze on it and wept from tenderness.  Then Eve felt something stirred  within her. She understood that  throughout all eternity she had a rival.  Beautiful as she was, the rose was not  less beautiiul. Perfume against perfume, grace against grace, to the end  of time their charms would be pitted  against one another and there would  be an endless and unceasing struggle.  In vain impassioned poets of all ages  would try in enthusiastic madrigals to  prove to their mistresses the defeat of  the sovereign flower. Eve had no illusions on the subject. The rose would  always defy her, and to woman's eternal humiliation she would be compared  to her splendid and victorious rival.  A saaness, of which you can form no  idea, took possession of her, whose supremacy, acknowledged by all other  created things, was disputed by a mere  flower. She no longer had any pleasure  in the limpid streams, whose clear waters mourned her bright image. The  swans, whose whiteness had not rivaled hers, still sported on the azure lakeB,  but Eve no longer watched them.  All night she dreamed bitterly of bin  rival and tossed uncomfortc-d under \'y  An  ness was experienced   by a young south  sider  the  other  evening.    The  young  man is usually of  a bright  nature, but  for somo time past his friends have been  noticing that  ho  does  somo   peculiar  things.    Not  long ago  he was at a reception, and a few minutes before closing   time  ho went   to the coat box and  secured his hat and coat.  Then he walked  up  stairs  to  the dancing floor and  picked  up  another  coat   and   walked  home with   it on his arm.    Arriving at  his  home, he  found   that  he   had one  coat on and another on   his  arm.    The  next day he found tho owner of the extra coat, and  mutual  explanations followed and   all was well.    But that has  been eclipsed by his latest exploits.   He  had   finished  his toilet and started  for  the street.    As soon as he made his appearance  he was  greeted   with   smiles  from   everybody  who   saw   him.    He  walked  down the  street and could not  imagine what made the passersby smile  at him. Finally he reached the restaurant where he takes his meals, and then  he realized that he was  carrying something in his hand.    He looked at it and  found   that  he had carried   the lighted  lamp   from   his  room and  had walked  several  blocks  along  the  main  street  with it in his hand.  Another case is cited concerning the  same young man. At the office where  he is employed he has occasion to answer many calls at the telephone. One  evening he was reading a book in his  room when an alarm clock rang in the  adjoining room. The absentminded  youth got up and commenced to yell  "Hello! Hello!" and when the occu  pant of the other room inquired as to  the cause of the yelling the young man  said in a sheepish manner, "Oh, I  thought it was the telephone bell ringing."���Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  Talk It Onr.  I havo learned some things in the  course of a long business life and still  have a great many others to learn.  But the chief thing I have learned  can be condensed into one nugget of  Wisdom in three words, Talk it over.  If thy business enemy offend thee,  don't smite him on the cheek. Take  him by the buttonhole in a friendly  manner and talk it over.  Some one tells you that Smith, down  the street, has said or done something  to your detriment. Perhaps he has, and  perhaps he has not. If ho has, your best  policy is to prevent his repeating his remark or deed in the future. If he has  cot, you don't want to do him an injustice, even iu your own mind.  Put on your hat, leave your temper  at home, go down and make a friendly  call. Be neighborly, frank, open. Tell  him the truth and ask him for equal  frankness. Nine hundred and ninety-  nine times out of a thousand the whole  matter will be explained and straightened out in five minutes, and you will  part as personal friends rather than as  personal and business enemies. You  will both feel better, you will live side  by side in harmony; the earth will be  brighter, the sunshine clearer, your own  heart lighter and mankind take on a  more friendly aspect. Don't get mad  and rush to your desk and send a scorching letter; be a man and a Christian  and go yourself.  Talk it over.���Hardware.  Unlucky.  Wife���My father used to say I was  the brightest jewel he possessed.  Husband (growlingly)���Opal he must  have meant, for you've brought me  bad luck ever since I've had you.���Fun. Fifth Yeah.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVEK B.C., NOVEMBER 25, 1897.  GKNTr-K    ANNIE.  thy  We had roamed and loved mid the bowers  When thy downy cheeks were in bloom :  Now I stand alone'mid the flowers  While sthey mingle their perfumes o'er,  tomb.  Shall we never more behold thee?  Never hear thy winning- voice again.  When the springtime come, gentle Annie.  And the wild flowers a re scattered o'er the plain.  O! the hours grow sad while I ponder  Near the silent spot where thou art laid,  And my heart hows down while 1 wander  By  tne steams and  (he meadows where w;e  straved.  Shall we never more behold thee V  Never hear they winning voice again,  When the springtime comes, gentle Annie.  And the wild flowers are scattered o'er the plain.  stumbling vaguely through an answer  in class, he is said to have addressed  him with the words, "Really, sir, if you  cannot be definite, you had better be  dumb in it." But best of all, for neatness and brevity, was his remark on the  appearance of a candidate having for  Christian names "Field Flowers."  "That man," said Mansel, "was born to  be either ploughed or plucked," only he  was neither, and is said now to be a  colonial bishop.  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose, uf 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 lSth dav of November, 18<)7.  R. E. PALMER, P. L. S.  Chicago Mineral Claim.  Vancouver Fraction Mineral Claim.  The rower of Grace.  pfefanS3 FJ-orp Tift       gj  M-oth^r- Uod�� oF'FLivjg  Several Irishmen were disputing one  day about the invincibility of their respective powers, when one of them  remarked: "Faith, I'm a brick." "And  I'm a bricklayer," said another, giving  the first speaker a blow that brought  him to the ground.  She had done something naughty and  her mother had sent her off to bed a  little earlier than usual, and told her  she would punish her for it in the morning. The child knelt down to say her  pravers, and she put in this interpolation : "Please God, Avon't you take  mamma up to heaven, not for altogether, but just for to-morrow."  Mrs. Testy (looking up from the  paper)':-.'"Isn't this strange? A certain gentleman, altera fit of illness, was,  absolutely unable to remember his wife,  and did not believe she was the one he  ,-. married." Mr. Testy: "Well, I clunno.  It's pretty hard work sometimes for a  man to realize that his wife is the same  woman he once went crazy over."  Tailor���-"I am in a regular pickle. 1  can't decide what to do.'' Friend���"Let  me hear what yOur dilemma is." "You  see,' Baron Habenichts has given me an  order for a suit of clothes. Now, I don't  know, as lie never pays his debts,  whether I ought to charge him a big  price, or whether I should charge him  as little as possible, so my loss will not  Qamount to so much.'*  Teacher���Benjamin, how many times  must I tell you not to snap your fingers ?  Now put down your hand and keep  still. I shall hear what you have to say  presently. (Five minutes later.) Now,  then, Benjamin, what is that you wanted to sav? Benjamin���There was a  tramp in the hall a while ag-o, and I saw  him go off with your gold-headed par-  ������ asol.  When Franklin was -'ambassador to  France, being at a meeting of a literary  society and not well understanding  French when declaimed, lie determined  to applaud when he saw a lady friend  express approval. When they had  ceased, a little child, who understood  French, said to Franklin, "Why, you  alwavs applauded most when they were  praising vou!" Franklin laughed'most  heartily,"and explained his delemma.  Assistant Night Editor (calling down  speaking   tube)���Got   to   have   about  seven mor  to fill out  tor���Run in a dispatch from Ujijijijiji, or  somewhere else in Africa, announcing  discovery that Stanley lists been killed  by natives. Assistant (some minutes  later)���Got to have two more lines. Dispatch don't, fill   column.   Night -.Editor  Said an exhorter at the Salvation  Army "open air" meeting the other  night: "I experienced religion three  years ago and haven't spoken a profane  word since, and, good people, I have  followed a business here where the  temptation to swear was always powerful strong. During those three years I  have done nothing huf go around and  put up stoves." A shout of praise God  went up from the other brothers and  sisters.  Situate in the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenav District.    Where located: On south  side of Four Mile Creek, adjoining the Vancouver No. 2 and the Zilor claims.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. Hubert E. Palmer, act-  1     ing as agent for the. Vancouver Group Mining Co.. free miner's certificate So. 94420, intend  sixty days from tlie date hereof to apply to the  Mining 'Recorder for a certificate   of  improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of tlie above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th dav of November. 1897.  v= ft. E. PALMER, P. L. S.  Situate in the Slocan  Mi.iiug 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.  ���|'AKE NOTICE, That I.A.R. Heyland, acting as  1   agent for Alonzo D. Coplen. free miner's certificate No. 77,224. intend, m days from the date  hereof to apply  to the  Mining'Recorder, for a  certificate of "improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a crowp grant of the above claim.-  And further take notice that action under See.  37 must  be commenced before  the issuance of  such certificate, of improvements.  Dated this 28th dav of September, 1S97.  Keno Mineral Claim.  Pelly Mineral   Claim.  IX THE MATTER OF THE "PLACER MINING ACT   asm,   AMENDMENT    ACT,   1895,"  (SECTION 13) ,YND OF THE "AIINERAL ACT.  lS'Ki" (SECTION 1(51.)  Notice is hereby given that His Honour the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council has been pleased  to repeal the regulation of the 11th day of December, ISiKi. with regard to relief against forfeiture  owing to the lapse of ;i Free Miner's Certificate  heretofore in force, and to make the followiiitr  regulation in respect thereof, such repeal and  new regulation to take effect on the 15th day of  November, 181)7 :  Any person or joint stock compiiny, being the  holder of any .mining property, desiring relief I  against the forfeiture of his or its interest in such '  property by reason of an omission to obtain a  new free miner's certificate on or before the dav  following the expiration of the certificate, shall  observe the following conditions s  1. Forthwith upon ascertaining' the expiry of  his certiiieate obtain a new one:  a. At the time of dbtainingsiich new certificate  file with the recorder issuing the same, and post  in the Record Office, a notice of his intention to  apply for relief:  :;. Within 30 days from such filing transmit to  the Minister of Mines the following documents  and fee: ���  (a.) A statutory declaration setting forth the  circumstances of such omission, with full particulars of the mining properties held by the applicant which would be affected with forfeiture:  (b.) A certificate under the hand of the Gold  Commissioner or Mining Recorder of each division wherein any of the said properties is situate,  that notice has been posted, and that no records  (other than those mentioned in the said certificate,  if any.) adverse to the applicant's interest in the  said properties have been made by him during the  time in which the said aplicant was not in "possession of a valid existing free miner's certificate:  fc.) A declaration by the applicant ot his agent  duly cognizant of the location on the ground of  the applicant's properties, and the other facts  affecting the case, that he has searched the records  of claims recorded during the interval the applicant was in default, aud that such claims do not  (except as may be therein stated) conflict with or  overlap any of the properties of the applicant:  Situate in the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: On Four  Mihs Creek, near mouth of Granite Creek, adjoining the Mountain Boomer.  rriAKE NOTICE that I Robert E. Palmer, act-  1     ing as agent for the Vancouver Group Mining Co., F. M. C. No. SU420 intend sixty days from  the dale hereof to apply to the Mininir Recorder  for a certiiieate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that stetson under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this l��th dav of November. 1897;  'R. E. PALMER, P L. S.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  "TAKE NOTICE that I, S. P. Tuck, free  L miner's certificate No. 97,382, acting as agent  for W. P. Rusacll, free miner's certificate No.  702(50, intend sixty days from date hereof to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grants; 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 26th day of August, 1807.  Gold. Ring Mineral Claim.  War Eagle Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On Mineral Creek, a tributary of Cariboo  Creek.  rPAKE NuTICE that I, Geo. Alexander, free  1 miner's certiticate No. 74900, and as agent  for H. 13. Alexander, free miner's' certificate No.  77602, S. E. Manual, free miner's certificate No.  76270, and F. G. Fauquier, free miner's certificate  No. 78379, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Alining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th dav of September, 1897.   .  EACH   DAY.  TRAINS  EACH   DAY  ��� Between ���  Cube "Code Mineral Claim.  N'ltpier Mineral  Claim.  T  Situsteiti the SI >can Mining Division of West  Kootenav District. Where located: On south  side of Four Mihs Creek, adjoin ing the Mountain Boomer on the west.  VA KE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer, acting as agent for the Vancouver Group Mining Co., f. M. C. No. 91420, intend sixty days  from the dute hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of tlie above  claim.  And further take notice that action  under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements..  Dated this 18th day of November, 1807.  R. E. PALMER, P. L. S.  T  Kicai-do Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.    Where located:   South  side of Four Mile Creek adjoining the Zilor  on the West.  ������"MAKE NOTICE That I, Robert E. Palmer, ac-  X    ting as agent  for the  Vancouver   Group  Mining Co.. F. M. C. No. 91120, intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a ccrtiiieare 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 ISth dav of November, 1897.  "R. E. PALMER. P.L.S.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one mile from the Forks of Cariboo Creek  and joining the Millie Mack mineral claim.  "UKE NOTICE that I.",T. A. Kirk, acting as  agent for'H. C- Pollock; free miner's certificate No. 07,803, 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 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.  [L. 1817, G.I.J  Siiowflake Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  two miles easterly of the town of Cody aud  adjoiningthe Greenhorn mineral claim.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Edward H. Apple-  L whaite, free miners' certificate No.  1200 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. "jt ��!  And further take notice that action sis under  Section 37 must.be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of September, 1S97.  EDWARD H   APPLE WHAITE.  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,  ("PAKE NOTICE.That I, A.R.Heyland,acting as  I agent for Alonzo D. Coplen, free miner's certificate No. 77,221, intend, GO days fromthe date  hereof, to anply to the Mining'Recorder for a  certificate of improvement's, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must lie commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 28th day of September, 1897.  Trail and  Rossland  On the-^  Goliii jnttni E'y  Run Made in one Hour.  at  for  L. 1855, Gr. 1.  Derby Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay    District.      Where    located:���  On Carpenter Creek about half a mile above  the town of Cody and adjoining the Chambers mineral claim.  ("PAKE NOTICE that 1',' John  Hirscb, as agent  1   for   A..   H.   Buchanan,    free   miner's   certificate No. 83,513. intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under Sec.  37, must be commenced before'the issuance of  such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of October, 18!)7.  JOHN   HIRSCH.  ���L.1853,Gr. 1.  Dune (I in   Mineral Claim.  No. 6 Leaves Rossland at 7 a.m.; Connects  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects  Rossland with Red Mountain  train  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 Supt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1897.  American Girl Mineral Claim.  LlliJL.y \_JWU U\S .!>.�����   >   VJ .w..,.n*  re lilies on the telegraph page  the last column.    NiffhbEdi-  Cd ) The'sum of five dollars  The Minister of Mines may thereupon give instructions for the alteration of the date of tho  applicant's free miner's certificate so as to conform with the date of flic expiration of the lapsed  certificate, arid may also give instructions for  such amendment to be made to the records affected as may he considered requisite, and any such  relief may be partial as to properties in respect  whereof relief is given, or so :is to save adverse  rights acquired during the default of the applicant.  JAMES BAKER,  ;'       Provincial Secretary and Minister of Mines.  SAIYI'-  OF   MrXISRATj  BY    TKNI>KK.  CLAIMS  SK  (roaring up speaking-  tube)���Put in a  dispatch contradicting" it?  Madam's Small boy has broken out in  a new place. He had been visiting- one  of his school-mates, and he came back  with a serious face: "Mamma," he  said. '"Iguess it's all right with that  piece of poetry you told me about. 'He  Doeth AH Th'iugs Well.'" "Oh, indeed," said madam. "And why:-"'  "Well, 1 think He did just the square  thing in giving me to you instead of to  Mrs. Dunnep, for I've been over there  three hours, and 1 know I could never  stand that woman !"  Barrister Nolam, of New .York, one  dav, as he was holding" forth in his  usual aggressive style before Judge  Duffy, was warned several times, but  in v.-iin, to moderate himself, and rin-  allv, getting beyond the limit, was fined  $10. " Your honor may be just in your  censure," he pleaded; "but I have no  monev to pay such a fine, and where  can f get itV" "Oh, borrow it of a  friend." "Thanks, your honor. Then  I must trouble vou, for you are the best  friend 1 have." "Mr. Clerk," said the  little judge, "you may as well remit  that fine." The city can better afford to  lose it than I can.''  A kilted Highlander was in the habit  of walking" to the nearest town���six  miles off���for his provisions. Having  on one occasion purchased some  matches, he found on his return home  that they were useless. On his next-  visit to town he took them back, and  complained to the grocer's assistant  that they would not light. The latter,  taking one, drew it in American fashion across his nether integuments, and  the match lit. But this demonstration,  instead of satisfying" him, angered him  the more. "Aiid wha," he cried, "is  going to travail twelve miles to light  the matches on your brocks?"  "Ob what denomination are de chile?"  asked an old colored preacher of a  young couple who had brought an infant to him for baptism. "Sah !" said  the young father, evidently perplexed  by the word denomination. "J axed  you ob what denomination de chile  war," repeated the minister, a little  severely. The parents looked at each  other in evident confusion for a moment, then the father stammered out :  "I���I���doesn't know what yo' mean by  denomination, sah." "Houb, yo'don't?"  replied the preacher.scornfully. "Well,  den, I'll simplify it 'cordin' to yo' ign'-  ance so yo' kin "understand it. " Are de  chile a tioy or gal chile?"  In Dean Burgon's account of Dean  Mansel, it is said the metaphysician  was once driving out with Prof. Chandler and others, including" a little, girl,  who suddenly exclaimed, apropos of a  donkey by "the roadside : " Look at  that donkey ! He has got his head into  a barrel and can't get it out." Mansel  was heard to mutter". "Then it will be  a case of asphyxia." Equally good was  his suggestion, on .seeing- the figure of  Neptune in St. Paul's Cathedral, that  the onlv Christianity  it  had to do with  YEA LED TE.VDERS marked on the envelope  render for Mineral Claims." and addressed  to the undersierncd. will be. received till noon on  Friday, December 17th next; for the purchase of  the interest of the late Francisco di M'ichele, iu  the whole of tho Buchera. and the. Iona, and an  undivided one-quarter of the Allcorn, mineral  claims, situate in-the Slocan City Mining Division of the District of West Kootenay.  Terms cash in ten days after the acceptance of  the tender. A deposit of ten dollars must accompany each tender as a guarantee of good  faith. The hisrhpst. or any tender not necessarily ac.ei.spt.ed.  Particulars as to title can be (.obtained from  R. B. Kerr, Now Denver, solicitor for the administrator.  Dated the nth day of November, 1897.  J. F. ARMSTRONG-,  Official Administrator.  Fort Steele, B.C.  The New Denver Lkdok will please insert the  above three times between the 10th of November,  1897, and the 10th of December, 1897  J. F. ARMSTRONG,  Official Administrator.  NOTICE.  ���VTOTICE is hereby given that (iO davs after date  IV I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to purchase  the following parcel of land situated on the  east side of Slocan Lake, Slocan Mining Division,  West Kootenay District, commencing' at the  southwest post of A. M. Wilson's pre-emption,  thence running north 40 chains, thence running-  west to the Nakusp & Slocan Railway right of  way, thence running south along the line of the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway right of way to the  northwest corner of the townsite of Rosebery,  thence east to the .point of-commencement, containing SO acres, more or less.  Dated, Nov. nth. 1897.  A. ST. GEORGE HAMMERSLAY.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   Adioin-  ��������� ing the Queen Bess claim on the east about  two miles south of* Three Forks.  "TAKE NOTICE That I, Robert E. Palmer, ac-  1. ting as agent for Wm. Glynn, F. At. C. No.  85255, and James IT. Moran. F. M. C. No. 83010,  intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for tlie purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section ;17 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certiticate of improvements.  Dated this 11th dav of November, 1897  ���- '  R. E. PALMER, P. L. S.  First .Extension Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.     Where  located:  Lying  south  of the   Young  Dominion   claim on  llowson Creek about two miles south of tlie  Idaho Concentrator.  "PAKE   NOTICE  That I,  Robert  E. Palmer.  I    actingas agent for Wm. Glynn, free miner's  coi-tifieate \>i. s.UTi:", in'e-id sixty days from the  date hens'if loanply to rhe Mining Recorder Cora  certificate of improvements  for"the  purPosis of  (ibtainiinr :\ Crown f'r>in' of the above, claim.  And lurthei-talce notice that action  under section :S7 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certiticate of improvements.  Dated this 11th day of November. 1S!I7.  It. E. PALMER. P.L.S  Great Kastei-n Mineral Claim.  Situate in tho Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   Adjoining the Madison and about 11 miles southeast of Town of Sandon.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer of  J.   Sandon, acting as agent for Price Eaton  Co., free miners' certificate No. 97135 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-  R. E. PALMER. P.L.S.  Dated this 10th day of September, 1897-    selG  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: On Reco  Hill and adioiuing the Rueean and-Blue Bird  Mineral Claims.  "TAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirseh, as agent  X   for James Marshall, F. M. C. 88878, Thomas  Brown, F.M.C. SSl.ol.aiid Duncan S. Forbes, F.  M.     C.     i'9176,     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 loth day of October, 1897.  JOHN HIRSCH.  L. 1856, Gr. 1.  Lalla Book Mineral Claim.  T  Miduigiic Fractional  Mineral Claim.  Situate in  the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   On Mt.  Adams, adjoining the Adams and Britomarte  two miles southwest of Sandon.  "TAKE NOTICE that!  RobertE.  Palmer, aefc-  1    ing as agent for the Adams British Columbia  Co. Ltd, free miner's- certificate No. 0335 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 lie commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 11th day of November, 1897.  R. E. PALMER, P.L.S.  Concord Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Young Dominion on the north, about  l.J miles south of the Idaho concentrator.  TAKENOTICRthat T, Robert E. Palmer actinc  as agent for Jan. H. Moran, F. M. C. No.  830-1(5. John A. Finch, F. M. C. No. 79531, Wm.  Glynn, F. M. C. K,i55, and Peter Larsen. F. M.  C. No. 83717, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to applv to" the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose Of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action under section-37 mu��t be commenced before the issuance  of such certiticate of improvements.  Dated this nth day of Noveinlwr. 1897.  R  E. PALMER. P.L.S.  Wolf 3Iineral Claim.  Situsite in the Slocan Mining- Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Blue  Grouse mountain, one half mile north of  Cariboo Creek.  -AKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Kirk, acting as  agent for H. C. Sharp, free miner's certificate  No. 88.8fi2 and C. C. Woodhouse, jr.. free  miner's certificate No. 3103 A. 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  section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Datbd this 19th day of July. 1897.  T. A. KIRK.  Independence Mineral Claim.  Situate in  fhe Slocan Mining  Division  of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   On Blue  Grouse mountain, about  one mile fromthe  forks of Cariboo Creek.  rrUKE NOTICE that I. J. A. Kirk, actingas  X    agent for C. C. Woodhouse, jr., free, miner's  certiticate    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 -'1st day of Jul v. 1897.  J. A   KIRK.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Carbonate King mineral claim on  Payne Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirseh, as agent for  Edward Malion, free miner's certificate No.  94537, intend (if) 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 said certificate of improvements.  Dated this, 25th day of October, 1897.  JOHN HIRSCII.  PACIFIC  _RAILWAY,  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.     '  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  morning1, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains or  all points East or TV est.  .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.  Certificate of the Registration of  Extra-Provincial  Company.  ���'Companies Act, 1897."  ��� Native Silver Bell Mining Company.  I  O. K. Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: North  Fork Carpenter Creek, about six miles above  Three Forks.  rriAKE NOTICE that I,Thomas Sinclair Gore.  1.    agent for Edwin Smith'; Graham   and   A.  Hellmers, free miner's certificates Nos. .S0180 and  81330, 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 September, 1897.  T.'S. GORE.  NOTICE  Sixty ((iO) days after date I intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  land: Conimeiicinir at S. Walker's northwest  corner post, running north forty (10) chains, following the Columbia river, thence east eightv  (80) chains, thence south forty (10) chains, thence  west eighty (80) chains, and containing throe  hundred and twenty (320) acres of land, more or  less. ELLEN McDOUGALD.  Dated this 11 th day of November, 1897.  mineral Claim.  Mining Division of West  Inverness Mineral Claim.  NOTICE.  "M-OTICE IS HEREBY* GIVEN that we will not  iinvone other than ourselves.  C  W. AYLWIN & CO.  New Denver, B. C.Nov. 1.1897.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Ajax    Fraction   Mineral   Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division, West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Red  Mountain about two miles northwest from  and about nine miles from the mouth of the  North Fork of Carijcuter Creek.  TAKE NOTICE, that I, Robert E. Palmer, of  Sandon, actingas agent for John Brown, of  Sandon. free miner's certificate No. 79108  intend, sixty days from date hereof to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements lor 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 Ith dav of November, 1897.  R. E. PALMER, P. L. S.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay district.   Where located: On West  Fork of Noble Five slide, 1000 feet from summit of R. E.  Lee Mounain. a reloea'ion of  the Malboro, bounded on  north by Starlight  and Duluth on the south by Ajax and Crown  Point, east by Treasure Vault, west by Rush-  ford and Lee Fraction.  1AKE NOTICE, That I, E. J. Matthews.- acting as agent for Wm.  Braden. free miner's  certificate No. 7'",13">, intend, sixty (lays from the  date hereof, to apply to the Alining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, for tho 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 L'5th day of November, 1897.  1  Sapphire and Gem Minora! Claims.  Situate in the Slcean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Lalla Rook and Minneapolis mineral  claims on Payne Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE that I. John Hirseh, as agent  for the Ramsdell Mining and Milling Co.,  free miner's certificate No. 7298 A, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtainingCrown grant of above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commeneed before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2.5th day of October, 1897.  JOHN HIRSCH.  Millie Mack  Situated in the Siocan  Kootenay District. Where located:. On Blue  Grouse mountain, on the south slope near the  summit.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. J. A. Kirk, actingas  X agent for The Kamloops Mining and Development Company, limited liability/free miner's  certificate No. 97,8(10, intend sixty days fromthe  date hereof to apnly to the Minintr Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further ta kc notice, that action under section 37. must be commeneed before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2ist dav of July, 1897.   - J. A, KIRK.  Pay Kock Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan MiningDivision of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   North  Fork  of Canienter Creek, about six miles  above Three Forks.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. Thomas Sinclair Gore,  1    agent   for  Edwin Smith   Graham   and A.  Hellmers, free miners certificates Nos. 80180 and  81330, intend, (50 days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And,    further    take    notice,   that   action  under    section    37,   must    be     commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of Tm  provemen ts.  Dated this .'loth day of Sept, 1SS>7.  T. S. GORE.  Registered the 7th day of September, 1897.  HEREBY  CERTIFY  that I have this day-  registered the "Native Silver Bell Mining  Company "as an extra-Provincial Company, under the"Companies Act, 1897."  The head office of the said Company is situate  in the City of Spokane, Slate of Washington.  The amount of the capital of the Company is  ������������1.000,000, divided into l.roo,0OD shares of *1 each.  The head office of the Company in this Province is situate in the City of Rossland, and Clive  Pringle, whose address is Rossland, is attorney  for tlie Company.  The time of the existence of the Company is  fifty years.  "The objects for which the Company has been  established arc: ���  To locate, purchase, contract foi. or acquire by  any lawful means, mines, mining claims, wafer  rights, timber and timber lands, mill-sites, ditches  flumes, tramways, railways, water and electric  power and power plants, or lo acquire by purchase,   contract or otherwise,   mining    stocks,  bonds or debentures,-  also to buy. sell, acquire  and deal in real estate of all kinds, other than  mining property;   to work, operate, buy, sell,  lease, mortgage, own, acquire, hold and'deal in  mines, metals aud mineral claims of every kind  and description,  or any of the property "above  named:  to   acquire  by purchase or otherwise,  stock in any other corporation organised for the  purpose of owning, operating or working mines  or mining claims, or other real estate:  t:>hold,  vote, represent, transfer, sell or purchase such  stock at such timos and in such quantities and  manner, and under such circumstances as shall  be determined upon by the trustees of this Corporation:  to carry on and  conduct a general  smelting', milling and reduction business; to purchase, acquire, hold, erect, operate, electric light  and power plants for the purpose of mining and  treating ores, or for the purpose of furnishing  lights and crcatiuglpower for use or sale; to bond,  buy .lease, locate and hold and operate, ditches,  flumes, or water rights; to construct, lease, buy,  sell, build, operate and conduct railroads, ferries,  tramways or other means of transportation for  ���transporting ore,  mining and   other  material;  and finally to do tvsverything consistent, proper  and requisite for the carrying out of the purposes  and objects aforesaid in their full and broadest  sense.  Given under my hand and seal of office at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 7th  day of September, one thousand eight hundred  and ninety-seven.  [I.. S.] HENRY S. MASON.  Acting Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  k  Nelson &Et. Sheppard  Ked  Mountain  RAILWAYS  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.  Leavk.  9:20 a.m.  12:00 "  8:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.  5:35 p. m  2:50   "  6:40 p.m  Kaslo and  Close connection with Steamers for  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  Atlantic StearasMiM Lines.  California. Allan Line...  Parisijin. '"  Carthaginian ���'  Labrador,Dominion Line.  Vancouver. :t  From Montreal  On Kootenay Lake and R'ver.  Time Card in Effect   Oct.   1st,   1897.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passei'gei trains of theN. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv  Lv  . Kaslo for Nelson and way points. .5:45 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:40 p  m.; Spokane, 6 p.m.  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.  From New York  Silver Star Mineral Claim.  would be "Triiltsiitii!  (>n a stuiHsiii s : d:ivs n  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where iocated: On Four  Miie Creek at mouth of Granite Creek,  adjoining the Mountain Boomer  iaKE NOTICE that I, R   E. Palmer, acting  us a went for the Vancouver Group Mining  O 1.. fi-ec miner's  certificate  No. S1M20, intend S'S  1  Noonday, Grey Eagle, and "Fourth of  July Mineral Claims.  mi tii.- il it.' h.-rr-of I 1 apply to the Mining  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,   .1.   H.  Gray,   act-  1   ing   as     agent    for    Byron    N.    "White,  free  miner's   certificate   No. 74,2��o, 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 Sec.  37 must be commenced before issuance of euch  Certiticate of improvements.  Dated Ibis 8th dav of September' 188.1  Halton Chief Mineral Claim.  Situate iri|tbe Slocan Mining Division of Wost  Kootenay District.   Where located:   North  Fork  of Cariienter Ci-eek   about  six miles  above Three Porks.  rnAKE 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  Dsited this 80th day of Sept., 1897.  .        T.S. GORE.  Fidelity Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Minim? Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  About two miles southeast of New Denver,  B. C.  AKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driscoll, as agent  forF. L Byron, free miner's certiticate No.  81f)7i), L. F. Holtz, free miner's certificate No.  7'l(.iS!i, and A. S. Williamson, free miners certificate No. 792.'!7, 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.. 18OT.  TJmbria.Cunard Line   Etruria "     Campania,      '"    Majestic, White Star Line    Teutonic " ���     ���  St. Paul. American Line    St. Louis, '���     State of Nebraska, Allan State Line  ���  Soutbwark. Red Star Line    Noordland, "     Ca bin >'4.i, >f>0, i-GO, 70 *fi0 and upwards.  Intel-mediate s'!0 and upwards.  Steerage *2.'>.50 and upwards.  Passengers  Ticketed  thromrh to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at  Specially low  rates to all parts of the European Continent.  Prepaid Passages arranged from all points.  Apply to A. C. M<:ARTNUR. C.P.R.  Agent  Sandon. or  WILLIAM   STITT.  General Agent,  C. P. R. Offices, Winnipeg  BONNER'S FERRY and 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'!, Ferry, Sun., 1p.m.; Ar. Boundary, Sun., 5 p.m.; Ar. Kaslo. Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connecton at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m..  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  The last trip this season on the Bonner's Kerry  route will be. 011 the tith and 7th November after  which date the Bonner's Ferry service will be  discontinued.  ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  B.C.  Kaslo. B.C.. Oct. 1,1897  GEORGE  Head Office at Kaslo,  ;aslo& Slogan ry  TIME CARD  TV  THE   STEAMER  I  Will leave NEW DENVER,  afternoon upon arrival of  from Sandon,  every  train  FOR SILVERTON,   SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE  POINTS.  Will leave SLOCAN CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice  S. T.N. CO.. Ltd.,  June 1, 1897.  G. L.  EST A BROOK, Ma.-.tcr.  Leave 8 00 A.M  ���'    8 30 '���  "   9 30 "  "    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 Arrive, 3 5>< P.M  South Fork       "      ;; 15    "  Sproule's "'       -i 15  Whitewater      ���       2 CO    "  Bear Lake '���      14$  McGuigan '������       1 33 "  Cody Junction "      1 li "  Sandon Leave 1 00 "  CODY"   LINE.  Sandon       Arrive 11.55 a.m.  Codv "     11.20 ������  For cheap  and from all  COPELAND,  Superintendent  railroad and steamship tickets to  points,  apply to  S.   CAMPBELL,  Agent.  Sandon.  tmmmwmMt,  S^^TOliSra^ 8  THE LEDGE, NEAV DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER'25, 1897.  Fifth Year  MINING RECORDS  Showing the Rapid Development of the Slocan.  LOCATIONS OF  THE WEEK  issessment Work Done on Claims  and Transfers of Mining:  Properties.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive- were  as follows:���  Nov 17'  Kelly.  Nov 18-  LOCATIONS.  -Kathleen,   Washington   Basin, E E  Porpus, Houson creek, O Lemieux.  ASSESSMENTS.  Nov 15���Norway.  Nov 19���Cordelia No 2.  Nov 20���Real Ideal.  Nov 22���Turris, Jessie.  Nov 23���Random Shot, Dardanelles No 2.  CERTIFICATK OF   IMl'KOVKMKNrS.  Nov 16���Wakefield, Cazabazua, CazaMzua  Fraction, Stormont Fraction,  Nov 18���Blue Jay.  Nov 20���Knoxville, Bonanza King, Noble Five.  Maud E, World's Fair.  TRANSFERS.  16���St Lawrence, John Foster to Chas  Nov  French, Nov 12.  .. Inverness and Mountain Queen i, John Brown  to P C Andrews, Nov 1.   Same to R J McKenzic.  Lead Mountain and Con]  Lea to Benjamin Baker, Oct 1  Nov 17~Ptarmigan J, Daniel Cosgrlff to Hugh  Dohney, uct 23.  Nov 18���Yuma Fraction, Geo Alexander to The  Rath Mines, Nov 16.  Nov 20���Jubilee, Thos Daniels to David Matheson and Hamilton Douglas, 1/6 to each, Aug21, $2  Vermont i, D W Skinner to H Douglas, Apr20.  Nov 22���Legal Fraction J, C A Freeman to W  D MacKay, Nov 6.  SLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Novjll���Alpine, P T Nicholson.  ASSESSMENTS.  Nov 13���Onslow, Hope No 2.  Nov 16���Ottawa No 5, Nector, Culkes, Jorie  .Buchera, Bloomer Girl.  TKANSFKKS.  Meteor, Ottawa and Cultus i, C Hoffman to A  Hoffman.  Tellichome 1. Wm Stubbs to E M Teeter, S150.  Tip Top and Good Luck J, John Konlski and  John Sodoski to James Koulski.  Rosebud, W P Robinson to A M Johnston ,8850.  Bondholder, same to same, s?2sj5.  Pine Log, same to same, *310.  ^nininiiiiiiiiniffl!iiiiiiiiini!Hniffl!iiiiHiiiiiinnnii!imi!iiinniiiH!m%  | NEWS IN PLACE J  ���%'JII!llllllllllllllll!llllI!liail!iiaillll!llilllllllll!!lllllllllll!lllllllll|||llll|||i#  The citizens of Revelstoke are talking  incorporation.  The Meteor will shut down this week  for the winter.  The Red Fox has closed down until  the snowslide season is. passed.  Mr. Atwood, secretary of a Kelowna  produce company was in the Slocan this  week.  D. J. Macdonald has resigned his position as superintendent of the Galena  mines.  The Four Leaf Comedy. Company  played to a fat house in New Denver  last Friday evening.  Wm. Harrington has given Carell &  Felt a short-date option on the Get  There Eli group, to buy it for $20,000.  The Fat Man's club held a meeting  Sunday night and perfected arrangements for a supper to be given on the  1st of December.  New Relations.���First child: We've  got a new baby at our house. Second  child (contemptuously): That's nothing.  We've got a new papa at ours.  Already the road to Three Forks is  badly obstructed by slides and fallen  trees. Since the people subscribed to  built the road, the least the government  can do is to keep it in repair.  Henry Stege, acting as theatrical man  ager, is now booking all  engagements  and private speculators, (notably the  "���rant to the Cassiar Central Railway  Company); its system of class taxation";  its encouragement of monopolies; its  open support of Oriental labor; and its  persistent attempts to encourage sectional jealousies between the Island  and Mainland for political purposes.  And we denounce the practice of ministers of the crown making use of their  official positions to promote their private interests by associating their  names with mining and other speculative companies.  We advocate���  1���RAILWAYS  AND I^AND.  (1.) The adoption of a policy directed  towards ultimate ownership of railways  by the government.  (2.( That public lands be reserved for  actual settlement, and that such legislation be enacted as will prevent the  holding of large tracts by speculators  and company promoters.  (3.) That when a grant of land is made  in aid of railways and other public undertakings, the government retain an  equivalent interest in such undertakings by way of control of freight rates  or otherwise.  (4.) That the status of existing grants  of land be thoroughly investigated with j  a view to compelling the opening up of  the   same  to    settlement   where   the |  conditions   upon   which    such   grants I  have been made have not been complied  with.  (5 ) That the system of transfer and  registration of land be simplified and  made less expensive while securing absolute validity of title.  THE  CENTRAL  HOTEL  NEW   DENVER,  Has been re-opened under new management. With nicely furnished  rooms, and good, substantial meals to  back them, this hotel expects to acquire a reputatiun second to none in  Kootenay. The bar has a full stock  Of the most modern nerve elevators.  JOHN HALP1N, Prop.  GORMAN WEST, Manager.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  Big  LOCATIONS.  Nov 13���Rabbit's Paw, Mrs R S Gallop; To-  blqne Fraction, W A Skinner; Hi Yu, Alfred  Brile.  Nov 15���Swncy  Bre,  James  Chlsholm  Four, M Hicks; Sunshine. G G Peters.  Nov 17���Monarch, Leauder Shaw; Black Bear,  CNoel; Pilot, D Grant.  ASSESSMENTS.  ' Nov 15���Voyageur, Monte Cristo.  Nov 17���Kate L, Echo.  Nov IS���Bear's Paw Fraction,  CERTIFICATE*QF IMPROVEMENTS.  Nov 19���Emerald Hill.  TRANSFERS.  Nov 13���Mountain Glory and Morning Glory i,  John T Lynch to N Martin,  Little Willie and Big Four i, same to same.  Lavina. Ruthie Bell, Iron Cap f, L E Booker to  Kate Booker, Lewis Booker, Alph Booker and M  Louise Booker.  I X L J, Clay Anderson to George Parkinson.  Nov 15���X Ray Fraction, George Shiel to R E  Brown, ��1,000.  Emerald Hill settlement of suit between R E  Brown and R Ewart, defendant, and Robt Shiel,  plaintiff.  Nov 16���Albion, agreement between Jake Goldstein and T McCart.  Nov 17���Alcoyne 1, H Jones to W H Dawson.  Same, same to G Parsons.  Same, same to L Shaw.  Carbonate No 2, Clearwater, Congress, Senate,  Sewell, agreement between J H Byrns and J H  Doraldson.  Lucky Find, Diamond and Jubilee, C Allmen  to Henry Croft.;  Cuba No 2, A Allmen to same.  Nov IS���Monarch Fraction, O E Boiling to L  .T McAtee.  Katie L <*, G C Spearing to H C Sharp, $500.  THK   OtD   FOGGY   PREACHER.  for Clever's auditorium. Nothing with  merit that ever gets within a thousand  miles of Denver will be allowed to  escape.  A Woman's Age.���"We've got a woman living down our way who says she  is 106 years old," said the enthusiast,  "Well, a woman never tells the truth  about her age. "She's probably about  85," said the cynic.  Divine service will be held in fche  Presbyterian church on Sunday next,  Nov. 28th, at 7 p.m. An invition is  extended to all. Service conducted by  W. J. Booth. Subject: "O Young  Man!   O Young Woman.  Things in a Paper.���Marrow (in the  provision line): I suppose you'd have  me believe everything I see in a paper?  Browser (newspaper man): Well,  hardly that. There were those sausages you sold me, you know.  What She Thought About.���He (tenderly): When I put my arm around  you and clasp your hand in the waltz,  what do you tliink about?  She (very prosaically): I wonder if  you are going to step on my foot.  Palma Angrignon has had a large tank  made, which will be filled every night  with fresh water drawn from the lake  by a pump at the electric light works.  The change will be appreciated by the  citizens of the Slocan metropolis.  Mr. Jno. Chatterton has taken the  contract for the erection of the building  for a stamp mill for the Bonanza Nickel  Company, of Berlin, Ont. The work will  be completed Jan. 15th and machinery  then placed in position.���Sudbury News.  The new timetable on the lake is not  as convenient to Denverites as the old,  but it is better for the people of the  lower lake camps as it gives them about  eight hours to transact business in  Denver and return to their homes the  same dav.  II.���REDISTRIBUTION.  (1.) A fair readjustment of the present representation on the basis of  population, always allowing to sparsely  populated districts a proportionately  larger representation than to populous  districts and cities.  (2.) The abolition of the S200 deposit  required from candidates.  III.���TAXATION.  (1.) The repeal of the mortgage tax.  (2.) The repeal of miners licence for  those working for wages in mines.  (3) That coal mines oe placed on the  same footing as other mines with respect to taxation.  iv.���TIMBER.  (1) The disposal of timber limits by  open competition and in such quantities  only as will meet the requirements of  the trade.  ' (2.) The enactment of an accurate  system of government scaling of logs  and its rigid enforcement.  (3 ) The introduction of a system of  forestry for the purpose conserving and  reproducing our forests.  v.���CHINESE.  (1.) The discouragement by all constitutional methods of the immigration  and employment of Oriental laoorers,  and the amendment in accordance  therewith of the Coal Mines'Regulation  Act.  VI���ROAD MONEY.  (1.) The abolition of the present corrupt practice of administering the  public road money in the interest of  government supporters. ���'  Very Reassuring.���How often do vou  get a new rope for this elevator? asked  a stout gentleman, as the overloaded  elevator slowly ascended to tlie tenth  floor. Once every four months ; and if  we pull through "safely to-day, Ave are  going to get a new rope to-mbrrow, re-  plietvthe elevator boy. ,.  . An immense assortment of furniture  lower than Coast prices, at Crowley's  New Denver.    Freight paid on order  to Sanson and all Slocan points.  A full  Hoben's.  line Of rubbers and socks at  See Hoben's corduroy and tweed suits  and ulsters. +  fie talks to empty pews, although  He is n. learned man,  And strives in all his acts to do  The very best he can ;  Ho cheers the sick and oft he knocks  Upon tlie widow's door;  He feeds tlie hungry orphan from  His own meagre store.  But he has never pawed the air  While "glorifying God j"  And no one ever heard him swear  That Jonah was a frad!  This man has never killed a cat  To emphasize a point,  Nor is he always crying that  The times are out of joint.  He only preaches Love and Faith  And "Hope, as best he may ;  He only seeks to follow Christ  As he has shown the way!  What ihongli he reads his title clear  To mansions in the sky V  The people do not flock io hear���  They say he's dull and dry !  ���S. E.Riser, in Cleveland Leader.  Female Cook  Hospital.      Wanted   at   the Slocan  Magistrate���Were you ever arrested  before, Uncle Rastus? Uncle Rastus���  Yes, sah, I war 'rested, but I war dis-  cha'ged; an'I tell yo', yo'r honah, dat  I war nebbah so proud in my life as  when I walked down dat court-room a  free an' honorable man. Magistrate���  Then you were not proven guilty,Uncle  Rastus? Uncle Rastus���No sah; dere  was a Haw in de indictment, sah.  Methodist church services will be held  on Sunday next. Morning at il in the  Presbyterian church; subject, "Daily  Food." Evening at 7 in the new school  house, subject, "A Social Contradiction." Preacher. R. N. Powell. Everybody welcome.  Mr. Stuart Jenkins, of the Great Northern Mining Co., came in to-day from  Wolf lake. He reports the gold property looking first-class. Seven men are  employed constantly and the shaft is  down about 25 feet. Quartz shows free  gold in abundance'.  The Four Leaf Comedy Co. played to  a good audience in the Clever hall last  Friday evening;, and their entertainment was so enjoyed that they concluded to repeat their comedy farce "Behind  the Screen," Wednesday night in the  Grand Central hall.  A public temperance meeting will be  held on Monday evening, Nov. 29th, in  the Presbyterian church, at 8 P.m.  Rev. A. E. Green, of Vancouver, G. C.  T. of the I.O.G.T., will speak. Mr.  F. Pyman will take the chair. A collection will be made. Everybody be  sure and come.  Advantages of Shorthand. ��� We  could adduce a hundred illustrations to  prove the advantages of shorthand and  the saving of time thereby effected.  Only think, gentlemen, it took Goethe  40 years to write his Faust. How many  years he might have saved if he had  had known shorthand!  VII.���HONESTY  AND PROGRESS.  of pro-  intorests of  the  management  the  (1.) The honest  vincial assets in  public. '���- !  (2.) The taking of sctive measures for  the systematic exploration of the province, and the adoption of a vigorous  Eolicy of constructing trails, roads and  ridges, and the encouragement of  other public works in such a manner as  will assist in the speedy development of  the resources of the whole province.   -  First Impressions.���"Don't go by  fust impressions," said Uncle Eben.  "whah'd folks be now of de man dat  diskivered de oystuh hadn' stopped ter  pry open de shell?"  Had Cause to Mourn.���Funeral Director (to gentleman)���Are you one of  mourners?  Gentleman���Yes; he owed $500.  Sandon, B. C, Oct 21, 1897.  To all whom it may Concern-.  This is to certify that as I am  removing* from Town, G. W. GRIM-  METT, Watchmaker and Jeweler, of  Sandon has purchased my business.  I beg to thank my numerous  customers tor their patronage in the  past and I hereby respectfully request that they will give their patronage in the future to MR.  GRIMMETT.  W. HALLER,  Watchmaker and. Jeweler.  ^^jr^r  A Case of Overproduction.  This cheap friendship for the "plain  people" is becoming a drug on the  market.���Washington Post.  Furnish elegantly and cheap, Parlor  sets in rugs and plush. Now designs in  fancy chairs, couches, etc. At lowest  prices at Crowley's New Denver. Endless variety of Pillows, Beds and Mattresses.  Parties requiring special designs of  jewelry, etc., made to order for Xmas  goods are advised to leave their orders  earlv at Knox Bros.  There is another car of ore on the  dump at tlie Fidelity. It will be raw-  hided to the lake, a distance of half a  mile, and will be taken from the shore  by the C. P. R. boats. The next shipment will probably be sent to Tacoma.  The smelter returns on the last 05-ton  shipment went 128 ozs. silver and 55  per cent, lead to the ton.  Judge Spinks of the County court,  holding at Kaslo, has given a decision in  the cese of E. S. Kinney and V. D.  Williamson vs. J. M. Harris and F. J.  Kelley, in which tlie title of the Slocan  Soverign was at stake. The court finds  that at the date of record of the Omega  claim tlie ground was covered by the  mineral claims Toughnut, Apex and  Belle Isle, and that the later abandonment of these claims left the ground  open to re-location and the Slocan Soverign was located. Judgment is awarded to plaintiffs. Plaintiffs adversed the  Omega.  Excuse  Our  Apparent  Persistency  We do not want to intrude upon good nature,  in our efforts from week  to week to impress on  merits of our  It is a way  We have lo-  New Denver  Slocan  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  you the  business,  we have  cated  in  to do business; furniture  For  four-bits   you  can  purchase  ancient newspapers at this office.  100  PLATFORM.  Adopted by the British Columbia Liberal Association, Oct.  9th,  1897-  See Hoben's corduroy and tweed suits  and ulsters.  Hats and   Neckties  for  gentlemen at  Mrs. Merklev's.  At the British Columbia Liberal Convention, held at New Westminster on  Oct. 8 and 9, the following platform was  adopted:  We denounce the Turner administration, which has justly forfeited the confidence of the people of this province by-  its reckless squandering of the public  revenue; its alienation of the public  lands by grants to railway promoters  and undertaking is our  line; we handle only  the best goods made, and  our highest aim is to  please our patrons.  It is for these reasons tlisit \vc are  so persistent. We want to convince you that we mean to, and  do, what we advertise, and to do  so we must sell you something���wo  must persuade you that it is to  your  interest  to   deal with   us.  Our late shipment of  Bedroom Suites, Sitting-  room and Parlor articles  is open to your inspection. Pretty Center  Tables, and handsome  Diners. Best Elm and  Oak Sideboards.  WALKER BROS. & BAKER,  New    Furniture Dealers and Kopairers  Denver's     Undertakers and Kmbalmers.  N. B.��� We have the only practical Undertaker  and Emhalmer doing business in the Slocan.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines free of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.",  New Denver, B.C.  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  It.  H. THOMPSON,  W. D.  MITCHELL  Secretary.  Notary Public  LJGf  I  RESTAURANT  In NEW DENVER is always ready to do  business. It has never closed its doors  on account of the little financial breezes  that blow adversely occasionally in the  Silvery Slocan. The weary and hungry  pilgrim has always been able to get his  wants; and in consequence they call again  when in town. Keep your eye on the  Sunday dinners.  JACOBSON & OO.  :ii mi III  MERICAN  Mining & Milling Co.  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  Newly opened in New Denver, is one  of comfort, luxury and ease. The  rooms are elegantly furnished, the  building hard-finished, the dining-  room warm, light and tastefully decorated, and the tables laden with all  the viands fit to eat. It isn't neces-  to talk about Henry Stege's bar. It  is too well known.  HENRY STEGE, Prop'r  Slocan City  Have the finest stock of Christmas and Fancy Goods in the  Slocan. Intending purchasers  will find it to their financial and  artistic benefit to inspect this  stock before buying all their  Holiday Goods.  C.O.Di  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  Mines and  Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &'c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  Goods called  for & Delivered  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIX ami MTNTNU "ENGINEER,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface una  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.      Kaslo, B.C  A new stock of  Gents' Furnishings.  Special lines in Vmlbresrsjan. Carpets. Mats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also tlie latest styles in Dress Goods and  Trim mine-;: in silks and velvets and  buttons: Sheeting nnd Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Millinery the latest style always on hand.  MRS. W   W. MERKLY.  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly sat-  isfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  /.���'���'���" Rates  furnished Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El .Porada Ave.  Silverton  Drug  Store-iMl^  Blazer Cigars.  Proprietor,  is  y. 


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