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 //U^//  Volume V.   No. 49.  NEW DENVER, B.C, SEPTEMBER 8, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Yeae  SLOGAN GROPPINGS  Three hundred dollars could be raised  in three hours for New Denver's fire  hall.  Purser McDonald is back on the ss.  Slocan after an absence of several weeks  in the Stickeen country.  Mr. Sharpe will preach his last sermon  in New Denver on Sunday next in  Knox Presbyterian church.  Slocan City's D..R. Young* paper was  ���dished up on the half-shell last week,  but it was the half without the oyster.  A larg*ely attended "at home" was  given last Friday afternoon by Mrs.  Wm. C. E. Koch to New Denver "ladies.  Rev. C. F. Yates united in marriage,  Friday evening1 at the Central Hotel,  Geo. E. Wilson and Miss Florence M.  Wilkie.  Representatives of New York and  Boston capital are in the Slocan looking"  for properties. Wet ore ledges are the  favorites.  in Eng-  Lumber is on the  renovation   of   Andy  building, Sixth street,  -assay office.  The    band  sort   of  ground  for the  Wallace's store  opposite West's  shattered    the  monotony of things Sunday by giving a  brief semi-sacred concert from tlie  band stand.  Assays from ore taken from the White  Sparrow and Torpedo group,'.give 76  ounces silver, $19 in gold with a good  percentage of copper.  The Government has been asked to  build a road up Forty-Nine creek, near  Nelsen, to facilitate getting in supplies  to the properties there.  A ton of Slocan ore samples was recently shipped by the C.P.R. to Paris to  form'part of an exhibit which the railroad is maintaining in that city.  On Tuesday evening Rev. C. W.  Loudon will give an address in Knox  church. There will be a social in connection with the evening's program.  Some good copper-silver ore samples  .are being taken out of late finds on  Toby and Horse Thief creeks. There  is an easy trail via Argenta across the  divide.  A fire in Slocan City last week destroyed the Slocan City Bakery, the  school building and F. A. Brewer's  residence, loss about ��3,500, partially  insured.  An addition is being put on the building next Hoben's store which will much  Noble Five group. The new work is  on the main lead, which this year has  been uncoverek a distance of about  2,000 feet, on the west side of the mountain.  ���-. Zinc ores are wanted by a London  syndicate which has recently taken up  a new process of treating it, and the  Kootenain reports that Arthur Brown,  F.G.S., of London, is here for the purpose of examining and purchasing a  large quantity of such ore for treatment at this company's works  land.  A late find of great importance is reported from the head of Davis creek.  Sample assays run high. Some,galena  appears in the lead which assayed 60  ounces in silver . A picked sample ran  ���J8102 in free milling gold, while an  average from the lead taken over 2,000  fe5t $26.40 in gold.. The property is  known as the Edris group, consisting  of five claims located August 13, and is  owned by H. M. Richardson, R. Pollock, R. J. Stinson and Jas. Lathem.  JOTTINGS   FROM WHITEWATER.  DAWSON*   MALADMINISTRATION.  How tho Government Office jg  Conducted There by IncoiupotontB.  ANOTHER   STORY   TOT-,!).  The Whitewater concentrator is progressing favorably.  Quite a number of our citizens attended the Sandon celebration Monday,  The. big tunnel on the Whitewater  Deep is now in about 150 feet and the  showing is excellent.  At the compressor work has suspended for a few days owing to the  corrugated iron rooting not arriving.  The property known as the Charleston will soon, be a shipper.    Mr. Mitchell, the manager,  is a  most skillful  and popular man and  will make the  Charleston one of the leaders.  Mr. J. J. Ullinan, one of the most  popular citizens, sold out his interests  here and returned to Kaslo. Messrs. J.  W. McDonald & Co. were the purchasers.    They secure a good property.  The company that owns the Northern  Belle, in the Jackson basin, is at present employing about 30 men. They  have opened and are at work in the old  shaft and are pressing operations under  two shifts. The concentrator this company is erecting will be in operation in  about six weeks.  and when com-  bv R. B. Kerr  improve its appearance,  pleted will be occupied  .as an office.  Mrs. W. H. Sandiford has joined her  husband here aud they have rented the  .  Wharton   house,   Sixth   street.     Mrs.  Sandiford made the trip  from London  in 14 days, record time.  The reports from the Rover creek  placer grounds, near Nelson, are said  to be gr.eatlyexaggerated. Hundreds  of people have rushed there and thc  country is pretty well staked.  The steam hoist plant at the Jackson  mines has been put in operation and  three shifts are sinking on the shaft, at  the bottom of which there is a go id ore  showing, as rapidly as possible.  Divine service will be held in the  Methodist church next Sunday morning  at ll o'clock and evening at 7:30. R. N.  Powell preacher. Everybody heartily  and earnestly invited to be present  Monday was an ideal clay and the  Sandon celebration was heartily participated in by large numbers from Now  Denver and sister towns. It was in  every way a success, of which, fact Sandon people arc, justly proud.  The Knights of Pythias boys are to  be congratulated on the signal success  of their second annual ball, given  Thursday evening. It was largely attended by parties from the lake towns  and everybody present enjoyed the  event immensely.  The Methodist Ladies Aid is arranging to give a first-class concert in New  Denver, on Wednesday, Sept. 28th.  Mrs T. Linton and Miss Clara Bennett,  of Slocan City, are among the names of  those who are to take part. Further  notice will be given next week.  The work of packing ore from the  Bosun to the lake shore was started  Friday, and shipments from the mine  will be made at regular intervals hereafter. The property continues to improve as work progresses, enough ore  being in sight to pay for the mine several times over.  Advices from Victoria state that the  writs for the bye-elections of the members composing the cabinet have been  issued, returnable Oct. loth. The ministers are Messrs. Cotton, Jos. Martin,  Hume and Semlin. Dr. McKechnie  does not need re-election on account of  his position being nominal.  Two new tunnels have been started  on the Maud E. and World's Fair of the '  ST.   KBVEKNE    AVILL    REORGANIZE.  It is now the plan of the St. Keverne  Mining Company to reorganize in such  a way as to ensure the permanent working the property. It is proposed to give  John A. Finch "a 820,000 bond on the  property, running 18 months. The plan  provides a working capital of $30,000  during the life of the bond. Mr. Finch,  it is understood, stands ready to take  the place of any stockholder who falls  out,"so that the success of the plan is  practically assured. The scheme conies  up to be ratified by the stockholders at  a special general meeting Sept. 14.  Sydney Norman will, in all probability  have .charge of the property for Mr.  Finch, with headquarters at Sandon.  He will be advised as to general plan of  work by Mr. George Ay lard, superintendent of the Enterprise and the New  Denver agent of Finch & Campbell.  TROUT    LAKE    SCALES.  A trial shipment will be made from  the Glengarv soon.  The road to Ten Mile from Trout Lake  has been completed.  Hugh McPherson has taken charge of  the work being prosecuted on the Ethel.  Regular shipments will be made from  the property.  Six inches of clean ore is showing on  the Climax, with about three feet of good  concentrating ore. The clean ore runs  58 oz. silver, 76 per cent, lead and $4  sold to the ton.  THE    CONGO    STRIKE.  The rich gold strike on Eight Mile  creek, about five miles from the lake  shore, continues to be the interesting  theme of conversation. Samples of the  ore were brought into town this week.  It is mighty fine stuff, and it is reported  there is plenty of it. Tlie ledge is about  18 inches in thickness and lies between  walls of granite. Work is being pushed on the'property, with most favorable  results.   Another   Interest Secured.  W. H. Sandiford has secured control  of the Condor, Baltimore Fraction, Iron  Mask, and Sultana, a Four Mile group.  He will develop the properties and  should they pan out favorably, will buy  for cash or bond. Chas S. Rashdall, A".  E Fauquier and Edward Stewart are  the owners of the interest secured���  three-fourths.  The most outspoken of those who  returned from the Klondike with reports of the misconduct of the Canadian  Government officials, is Mr. Thomas  Keith, formerly member for Nanaimo  in'the Legislature in this Province. In  a lengthy interview with Mr. Keith  published in a Victoria paper, it says:  "Pressed to give specific instances of  official mismanagement. Mr. Keith said  that he made none against Major  Walsh, beyond holding very firmly to  the opinion that the Major either knew  of the existence of cause for complaint  and was powerless or careless to remedy-  it, or that he displayed inexcusable  ignorance in not knowing of it.  Of Gold Commissioner Fawcett, Mr.  Keith speaks more plainly, saying that  official is mentally weak, incompetent  and disobliging; that he betrays partiality to an undesirable class of people, to  tlie inconvenience of those worthy of fair  treatment and due consideration. Mr.  Keith says that Mr. Fawcett's office was  not open'until 10 o'clock in the morning, closed at noon until about 2 o'clock,  and closed at 4, which, with the crowds  having business to transact, created  great inconvenience. He says that  men have had to wait days to get their  turn, and that he himself, after waiting  around for seven or eight hours, was  treated discourteously by Mr. Fawcett.  who refused to attach his signature to  a paper until the conversation he was  conducting with a disreputable woman  was terminated.  Further than this, Mr. Keith says it  is notorious that when dozens of men  are awaiting their turn to get into the  oflice, a tap on the outside window by  some tough person of either sex would  gain admittance' for the favored  "'friend" to the inconvenience and further delay of.the waiting men.  Mr. Fawcett, says Mr. Keith, has  threatened fo debar men of their rights  as miners because they have persisted  in urging him to do his duty, and that  in at least one instance he has actually  deprived one man of such right because  he was the plaintiff in a case of claim-  jumping, the justice of his case having  been admitted by the defendant.  Mr. Keith's charges of incompetence  and insufferable domineering include  Messrs. Craig and Bolton, employees in  Mr. Fawcett's office, who, he says, pattern themselves upon their superior,  adding to the unpleasantness of their  conduct all the gallingannoyance possible to impertinent understrappers,  secure in the belief that their own eon-  duct cannot be too cavalier towards the  public to suit the head of the Department.  Fred Johnson, brother of C. Gardiner  Johnston, of Johnston & Burnett, Vancouver,   is another sufferer   from   the  rank conduct of Dawson officials     He  has brought suit against the Federal  Government   for   a   large    sum   and  wants damages because he alleges that  he has ''-been done out" of three claims  through   the   action   of the recording  officials at Dawson City.   The facts o'f  the case are said to be as follows:    Mr.  Johnston staked three claims in different localities and then went to Dawson  City to record them.    When his turn  came at the office he asked to be allowed to record what he had staked.    He  was told that the office was very busy,  but they would   tell him   the next day  whether the claims had  been recorded  or not   previously.    At the same time  the official whom ' he   saw   asked   him  where the claims were and he gave the  desired information.   The official made  a pencil note of the finds, at the same  time remarking that  he did  not think  that the claims could be recorded.    Mr.  Johnson wanted to  know why, and the  official is reported   to   have   said   that  something* would   have  to  be paid for  the   privilege.      Mr.   Johnston   asked  what; was wanted,  and then   asked the  official to drop him a line  the next day  and state  the  sum.    This   the official  did, and the   letter   which  he wrote is  now in Vancouver  in   the   big safe of  Johnson &, Burnett.    Tn this  letter  the  official said that S*2,U0U and a half interest in all the claims would be accepted  and the claims duly  recorded without  further trouble.   Mr. Johnston did not  accede to the request and so his claims  were never   recorded.    Presumably  a  private tip was given  to a friend of the  recorder's office, and   the claims we:-e  staked out by somebody else and recorded.  W. W. U. BIcInneH Makes Some Revelations Afi-iiiiiHt Ex-Premier Turner.  i   Pllb"  Times  Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnes,  M.P  lished a letter in the Victoria  respecting  the  mention  made of his  name in the correspondence relating to  the dismissal of the Turner Ministry.  Mr. Mclnnes   states  that,   during the  campaign, he was offered, and refused,  a large sum of  money  to stump the  Island in the interests of the then Government, and that there was also an  offer to place   in   his hands a written  pledge that,   if   the Government were  sustained, he would be taken into the  Cabinet.   These offers, he said, were  made by  persons  in command of the  Turner "campaign.   He says that after  the elections he was similarly approached on various   occasions,   and finally,  after an urgent  appeal by telephone  from   Mr   Turner, he called   on that  gentleman in his office on July 26th  and had-tin interview, upon  which the  then Premier placed the seal of confidence, so that Mr. Mclnnes cannot state  what transpired.     He adds:    "At his  earnest and repeated request I saw him  again for the second and last time on  August 1st.   During the  intervening-  week his agents and friends continued  to exert their influence on me to join the  late Government, and the ex-Premier  repeatedly telephoned for me to visit  him     On"this occasion, as at the former  interview, he  indulged  in   uncertain  hopes of retaining power, and begged  me to join him and assist in influencing  members to his support.   I declined all  his offers, and never once attempted to  use any influence to give them effect.  This was the last time I saw the Hon.  Mr. Turner, but the campaign of solicitation and begging on his part, which  he.. Is. now pleased to. designate by the  name of 'negotiations,'  cominuecl persistently up to the time of his dismissal,  and, strange to say,  for fully a week  afterwards."  Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnes disclaims any  knowledge or instigation of the interview between his brother, the Private  Secretary, and Mr. Turner, in which  the suggestion that he should join the  Cabinet was made, and, as to Mr. Beav-  en's offer to him, says:  "The Hon. Robert Beaven was called  in tvithout my suggestion or knowledge,  and the Lieutenant-Governor's action  was a surprise to me as to others. On  his being commissioned to form a Government he invited me by wire to consult with him, just as he invited the  Hon. Messrs. Semlin and Martin. I  responded as did the others and consulted with him conscientiously, if not  wisely. When, after discussing the  matter with the Hon. Robert Beaven,  the Hon. Messrs. Semlin and Martin  declined to come into a government  under him, I advised him to discontinue  his task; not because he could not form  a ministry, and a strong one, but because he could not form one with the  full sympathy and support of the Opposition party. I leave it to the public  to judge if this connection with the  Hon. Mr. Beaven was marked by the  unworthy doings of an office-seeker,  and whether it warranted the senseless  gossip it provoked."  I SANDON'S BIG DAY  The Labor Day celebration in Sandon there are business concerns in the city  was a great success. A large crowd !so conducted that if they dropped into  was in attendance and the program was  carried out in a satisfactory manner.  In the double-handed drilling contest  only two teams entered and the drilling  of both teams was poor.  Contrary to expectations the single-  handed drilling* contest was somewhat  of a fizzle as only one man drilled.  The hose reel "race was the event of  the day and a good deal of money  changed hands on the result. The Sandon team made a perfect run and got  water in 31jj seconds. Kaslo made a  good run but lost through a fluke in  getting on the nozzle  Dill won the hundred yard race  against Wilson, Wilkinson, Richardson  and Long, all well-known runners.  Gusty covered himself with glory in  Caledonian games.taking first whenever  he entered.  In the evening a 50 yards matched  race was run off between Dill and Wilson, in which Dill was victorious.  After this a 50-yard race between Dill  and Gusty was arranged by the admirers of the two men. Gusty" was easily  the winner and a lot of Kaslo's long  green became Sandon change.  The boxing contest was awarded to  Percy Wilkinson on a foul in the third  round. Phil Hickey was referee and  although the decision was undoubtedly  a just one there was considerable dissatisfaction expressed.  Dancing in Virginia hall and the  other usual amusements of the Siver  City kept most of the visitors occupied  until an earlv hour.  the midst of hell to-morrow the devil  would not take the trouble to change  either the administration or the foremen of the departments.  "I want to say that 1 will conduct an  investigation in which I propose to discover the exact truth of what I hear."  THE   COSGROVE'S   TO-NIGHT.  LOOK    OUT   FOR   TIN   ORE.  SOCIETY    DAYS.  At the fruit fair this year in Spokane  most of the societies will have special  days. For instance, the second day of  the fair, that is the 5th of October, will  be K. of P. day, and theGrand Chancellor of the state of Washington will be  present. The Red Men have chosen  October 7 as their day. The Shriners,  Eagles, Elks, Odd Fellows and the press  will also be in this list, Many of these  societies will also have a float in the  harvest festival parade. The K. of P.'s  .were the first of these orders to decide  on a float, and they expect to have the  handsomest one in the parade.  Party   Lines  to   be   Drawn.  Great unanimity and enthusiasm prevailed at the Liberal-Conservative Convention held in Vancouver last week. A  large delegation was present from Kootenay. It was decided that party lines  will be drawn at the next general  Provincial election, but the Semlin  government will not be opposed or embarrassed.   K.   &   S.   New   Time   Card.  A new time card which shortens the  time between Kaslo and Sandon about  HO minutes, has been annunced. By the  new card the regular passenger train  leaves Kaslo at 8:"30 instead of 8:00 as before, and arrives in Sandon at 10:50.  Returning the train leaves Sandon at  1:15 instead of 1:00 and arrives at Kaslo  at 3:30 as formerly.  Prospectors in B. C. would do well to  keep a sharp (look-out for ore of tin.  Instances of the discovery of tin are  often brought to light only after it is  forgotten where the specimen originally came from. At present there are no  paying tin mines in America, but there  are many evidences of its existence,  and it is more than probable that specimens of tin ore have been cast away as  worthless in many instances.   The supply of  tin   ore is   very limited at the  present time and tin is next in money  value to silver.   The tin mines of Cornwall, which supplied the ancients with  tin still produces about 10,000 tons per  annum, but are gradually working out.  The  Phenicians,  before" the Christian  era, used to   trade with   the wild and  half savage natives of  "Ultima Thule"  for tin, and it was due no doubt to this  intercourse that the natives of southwest England were of a far higher degree of civilization at the time of the  Roman Conquest.    Ancient records too,  tell how a  Phenician  sea captain who  was being watched and followed on his  journey, deliberately ran his vessel on  the rocks   on   the   coast  of Cornwall,  rather than have their source of tin discovered.  For the benefit of miners and prospectors we give a general description  of the mode of occurrence of tin ore.  Cassiterite. or tin-stone, is usually  found in veins in granite and ancient  igneous rocks (plutonic series.) It contains^") per cent, metal tin. It occurs in  brown crystals, grains and masses,very  hard, high lustre, brittle and often as  heavv   as   galena.    Powder-brown   or  This great] combination of merry  makers will appear in Clever's hall.  They will be greeted by a full house,  and when they play to-morrow night  the hall is sure to "be packed to the  doors, for this is without exception the  best troup of entertainers that has ever  played in this section.  "Something never known before in  Brandon, Manitoba, for an outside Company. The two nights engagement of  the Cosgrove Company of Merrymakers,  under the auspices of the "Firemen's  Benevolent Society, was a great success financially and otherwise. On  Monday evening the house was packed  long before the entertainment began  aiid many were unable to secure seats  even in the gallery. The Cosgroves  give a high-class variety performance;  each member of the Company is'a clever  artist and there is not a dull moment  throughout the entire evenings entain-  ment. The Cosgroves hare undoubtedly made a great nit here and when they  again appear they will, without doubt,  receive a hearty welcome from Brandon  theatre goers.���Brandon Times, Feb.  8, 1898."   Those   Who   May    Vote.  Hon. R. W. Scott, Secretary of State,  is hard at work preparing' for the prohibition plebiscite. There seems to be  considerable misapprehension as to the  lists available for use on September  29th. All persons upon the provincial  lists 60 days preceding the taking ofthe  plebiscite, which in this case will be  August 1st, will be entitled to the  ballot.  Many   Women   Shave.  Crow's    Nest   Railway   Construction.  The Crow's Nest railway contractors  are making good progress. The road  has been surfaced as far as Bullnead, 75  miles west of Macleod and trains are  now running as far as Cranbrook, 100  miles further west. From Cranbrook  to Kootenay lake the contractors expect  to make good time in the laying of  steel.  The    Le    Roi    Muddle.  Justice Irving, Vancouver, has set  aside the order of County Court Judge  Spinks, appointing a receiver for theLe  Roi. An injuncion was granted by  Justice Irving for a week, to restain  the management of the mine from shipping more than 100 tons of ore a day.  brownish-gray.  Wood-tin is the uncrystalized filrous  form of cassiterite, and is very much  like dry wood in color, appearance and  structure. Stream-tin is the float ore.  in the form of gravel or sand, and it is  obtained from the beds of streams and  gravel beds. Large quantities of  stream-tin have been obtained from  the streams of Cornwall, and no gold  mines ever paid such profits over as  long periods as the tin mines of Cornwall.���Kamloops Standard.  THIS    SAD    OLD    STORY.  Social questions seem to be exciting  the Rev. Mr. Cobern, pastor of Trinity  Methodist Episcopal church, Denver.  The Sterling., Col., News says that he  stood in his 8*250,000 church, with the  $15,000 organ right back of him, and a  ���$10,000,000 congregation in front, and  deliberately uttered these words:  "Eighty-four per cent, of the wealth  of the United States is owned by 0 pel-  cent, of its population. Where did they  get it I-" Did thev earn it? Did thev beg  "it:-1    Did they steal it?  "There is an awful criminality going  on about our social system and its business methods. In this city there are  ten men and women for every place, no  matter how poor. And how much are  wages ? Of 1,3*22 women of whom this  inquiry was made, 2(J earn $5 a week,  127 earn St a week, and 531 earn ��1 a  week !  "What are the women to do? How  can they live? If I can trust the stories  that caine to mv ears  in the last week.  "You haven't any idea of the number  of women who shave," saidan employee  in a well-known tonsorial establishment  to a Journal man.  "As a rule, they go to private barber  shops run by women. There are quite  a number of them in Minneapolis. Of  course the women who patronize these  shops don't like to have it known very  well, and the shops are not generally  known to the public. Twenty-five  cents is the charge for a shave.  "I believe that fully one-third of all  women have some growth of hair on the  face which needs the attention of a barber. Some of them only need the  tweezers and some can get along with  electric treatment; but there are very  many who have to be regularly shaved.  The hair can be pulled from the sides  of the face and not have it come in  again, but it isn't so with the upper lip.  You can pull it out all you want to, but  it will come in again, and the razor is  the only thing that will reach it.  "Of course some of these women are  shaved every day, many of them, only-  three times a week. A woman's beard  is much lighter than a man's, and so it  does not show so quickly after shaving.  In Chicago, where. 1 worked one time, I  was employed for a while in a shop for  shaving women. There are many of  them in Chicago and they do a big business. It would open your eyes to know  how.many women in Minneapolis are  obliged to shave."  AVHEN    I    CONSIDER.  When 1 consider how my light is spent.  Ere half my days in this dark wirld and wide,  And ihat one talent whieh is death to hide,  Lodged with me  useless,  though mv soul moro  bent  To serve therewith my Maker, and present  Mv true account, lest He returning '���hide ;  "Doth God exact diiy-lubi.r, light denied?"  I fondly ask : bnt Patience, to prevent  That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need  Either man's work or his own gifts ; who best  Bear his mild  yoke, they serve  him best: his  state  Is kingly ; thousands at his bidding speed.  And post o'er land and ocean without rest;  They also serve, who only stand and wait."  ���John Milton.  When in disgrace with   fortune and men's eyes,  I alone beweep my outcast state,  And trouble deaf Heaven with my bootless cries,  And look upon myself, and curse my fate.  Willing me like to "one more rich in hone.  Featured like. him. like him  with friends possess'd.  Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,  With what I most enjoy contented, least j  Vet in these thoughts myself almost despising,  Haply I think on thee, and then my state  (Like to the lark at break of day arising  From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven's  gate :  For thy  sweet  love   remember'd   such  wealth  brings,  That then I scorn to change my state with kings.  ���William Shakespeare.  "1 have  no time to  waste  fighting a  duel."  "It only requires two seconds."  m/mvs&^i^w.imi'iAHxi'miixun, THE LEDGE, NEW DJbJJSVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 8, 1898.  Fifth Yeas  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months .���i ."fl  Six "  ���..1.25  Twelve  "  2.00  THKEE YEAR!?    .'J.OO  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  ahvays acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TBUKSDAr, SEPTEMBER  1898.  CANADA'S   FINANCIAI,    POLICY.  Whatever might be said of Canada's financial policy as a colony, it  is confessedly weak as a nation.  And Canada has grown to be of so  great importance that it must be considered   from this standpoint.  Canadians, as a rule, adhere tenaciously to the ancient order of things.  We are slow to recognize that our  country is anything more than a colony; that it has outgrown its colonial  clothes, or that changes are ever  necessary to keep pace with the  country's rapid advancement. But  the time is close at hand when we  must take a greater interest in the  national affairs of our favored land.  Reforms are needed, especially in our  monetary laws, and all reforms from  time immemorial have come from  the masses. Our law makers simply  comply with the expressed wish of  the people. They do not inaugurate  reforms, and not until the people agitate reformatory measure will the  legislative bodies ever take them up,  Canada is beginning a new era.  The international commission sitting  at Ottawa might well be termed the  inaugural step. The vast mineral  wealth of the country, though only  faintly realized now, has given it a  position of importance in the eyes of  the world that it never held before.  With increased development of British  Columbia mines the output of money  metals will grow to an enormous  figure. That Canada, in her weak  financial condition, should lose the  advantages and profits arising from  this important industry, owing to the  lack of a Canadian mint and essential  coinage laws, is an outrage that the  Canadian press and people are greatly to blame for.  Before Canada became a producer  of the   money   metals   her present  financial laws   were   well   enough.  ���To have a mint and   have to   send  abroad for the bullion to coin  would  be a policy verging upon the ridiculous.    But since conditions  have so  changed, the existing policy of sending abroad our bullion to enrich our  neighbors to the south  while Canada  is forced to do her business on a paper  money basis, is absolutely ridiculous.  Comparisons, they say, are odious.  Particularly is this so when we compare our country's finances with those  . of the United States  or the  United  Kingdom.    Of late   years   we  have  heard much about the 50 cent dollar,  and we look with  suspicion upon the  metal bearing the fiat of the  American eagle.    We seem to forget that  the coinage ratio of the United States  is a more honest ratio than  our own,  or even of the United Kingdom,   and  that while   our   neighbor's   ratio is  ���15.98 to 1, England's ratio is 15i to 1,  and that of Canada only   14.28 to 1.  We forget, too, that while the United  States with its 70 millions population  has $5.37 per capita of paper money,  backed up by $8.41  gold  and $8.77  silver per capita,   Canada  has $0.04  per capita of paper, supported by only  $2 9<; gold and $1.0-1 silver per capita.  In   other words   Canada   lias about  twice   as   much    uncovered    paper  money in circulation as it   has of silver and gold   combined,    while  the  United States  has   three   times the  amount of metal money   that it has of  paper, and the United   Kingdom has  eight times as much  gold and silver  as it has of paper.  To make the question plain we produce the following statement compiled from the latest authority at  hand:  Netherlands, $6.08;   South American  States, $15.28.  Give Canada a home mint that the  country's gold and silver bullion may  be coined into money and its advancement will be assisted a thousand fold.         We learn from an Edmonton paper  that a law was lately framed by the  authorities there providing that  "bulls shall not be allowed to run at  large from the 31st of July until the  31st of August of the following year."  This is a bull of another color.  ONTARIO AND   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  The Toronto Telegram observes  that "Ontario suffers from tbe party  system at its worst just as British  Columbia suffered from the no-party  system at its worst. The Patron delegation to the last Legislature was by  no means an ideal body of patriots,  but Joseph L. Haycock and his agricultural followers were kings and  priests compared to the deaf, dumb,  and blind herd of partisans who are  rounded up behind Mr. Hardy and  Mr. Whitney. Ontario politics were  bettered by the presence in Parliament of a few men who did not have  to go to Mr. Hardyjor Mr. Whitney  for a license to think. The Patrons  were grabbers after, patronage, and  in many cases were untrue to their  professions. But even so they were  an improvement on the partisans who  neither profess nor practice any virtue but the virtue of obedience to  their leader. A^blind and stupid  idealism ignores tlie virtue of a moderate partyism which supplies a bond  of union between members, and insures stability in the government.  There are certain leading questions  upon which for the good ofthe country a member should stay with his  leader, but in an assemblage like the  Ontario House there ought to be some  issues upon which a free member  could act for the good of his constituents without being paralyzed by the  thought that if he stood up for the  interests of the people he might prejudice the interests of influential  friends of the Government or of the  Opposition."  This reference to the no-party system that has been in vogue in British  Columbia is timely and to the point.  No people have suffered greater disadvantages than we of British Columbia because of this defect in our politics. The province has been placed  in the hands of men who have proven  to be tools for a monstrous ring of  franchise grabbers and governmental  pap seekers. This leech-like incubus  has hung about the neck of the lawmaking power and sapped the good  out of every law that has been framed.  The no-party but spoils system has  been carried to such an excess that  the politics of the province are become as rotten as well could be.  Without any party principle at stake  it has been possible for men of the  rankest type of politician to get into  office, and when once in power, to  use their office in the furtherance of  the most questionable undertakings,  with total disregard of the people's  wish or the public welfare. The  great aim at Victoria has been to put  as much in the hands of the corporation ring as possible, in the way of  franchises, land and cash subsidies,  and favorable legislation.  While venile partyism is a most  serious drawback to an advancing  province, the no-party spoils system  is equally serious, and it will be a  happy day for British Columbia when  a government is in working power  at Victoria that has a party principle  at stake and can be relied upon to  give us a stable form of government.  I        Gold       I      Silver     I       I'nnei'  IVKingdm I >.r)Wi.<'KKi.fm(i | .-il-i.ii-in.ii'm I >Jl.*i.|i<..!iffi  United S.. 1   (i'lii.iiOH.OdO 1   i':.';> ,000,000 j   .%s.*t,*S0o.(.Mii  Canada.... I     M.000,000 j       -i.ooo.ooo '     :.'!).'Mi/mo  We call the attention of all our  readers t;o the arrangement we have  just made with Mines and Minerals  of Scranton, Pa., the leading technical mining journal of the world,  and by which our readers are enabled  to obtain, at small additional cost  above their subscription, a years subscription to the above well known  journal, as well as their choice of one  of several standard up-to-date mining  books, or five assays for gold and silver, copper, iron or lead. This offer  is one which we propose will get us  many new subscribers. It will remain open only for a limited time,  and must be taken advantage of at  once. It is good for old and new subscribers, anti is equally advantageous  to all.   SUCCKSS    MKANS    WORK.  (J. Kingdom.  LV States. ..  Canada   I'opulat'n  .'i,S,00u,O0o  70,! 00,000  .rp,000,000  ,��� I'ei- capita���  Gold   ) Silvr ' Papr  SM.91 ! $ 2.W |   >���'> n  8.41 I    8.77 j     .',.:'7  a.ftt I    1.04 \     (5.1*4  There are only six countries in the  world that have a greater amount of  uncovered paper money in circulation per capita than Canada. They  are Belgium with $10.38; Italy. $6.24;  It is a very common thing to see  men who have mistaken their calling.  More particularly is this the case  when we iook into the various church  pulpits and newspaper offices, and  more especially West Kootenay pulpits and newspaper offices. It is one  of those   unaccountable things,   but  Greece,   $10.19;    Portugal,    $10.80;! the   fact remains that hundreds of  men enter the pulpit to teach the  gospel who have not the faintest conception of it, and have never been  taught. It is equally true that hundreds of men crawl upon the stoping  ground of the newspaper business and  attempt to revolutionize the world,  when they really have not the right  kind of brains to ever conceive what  it means to successfully conduct a  newspaper. They think they have  an idea that has never been grasped  by mortal man before. They have  an ambition to satisfy; an inflated  imagination to crucify. The world  needs them; their massive intellects  must not longer be hidden under a  washtub; and they boldly launch out.  But there are thorns in the newspaper business and the novice is not  long in finding them. The delusion  becomes a snare; his own labors become a mockery; he sickens, the inflation diminishes, his head becomes  normal, the bubble bursts, and when  it is all over he faintly realizes what  an ass he has been. A Tennes-  seean sums up his case thus: "We  are mad! Darn the people! How  can they expect us, out here twelve  miles from a railroad, twenty-five  miles from a river, millions of miles  from heaven, about 200 yards from a  whiskey shop, to get out a lively  newspaper?'"  Some newspapers inherit success,  some achieve it, but not one has success thrust upon it.     Success means  work.    This the novice does not un  derstand until * '30" is up.  _*te*k>^kkAik'kakBh*b'  " KMISSORIKS    OF    HELL."  Communicated.]  Our friend Shakespeare said "music  hath charms the savage breast to  sooth," and I have always up to date,  taken it for granted that William  knew what he was talking about.  But on Sunday evening last this satisfied complacence was completely  upset, when it was made quite clear  that when the New Denver band  plays on Sunday, and it plays well,  it has powers the soothing breast to  make savage. This was quite evident when a young divine, with more  zeal than discretion, in referring to  the band music, said he did not care  who.the leader was or who played in  the band, those who made music on  Sunday were emissories of hell.  If the young man who made this  grating and intemperate statement is  familiar with the history of his church,  and he undoubtedly is, he will remember, that there were schisms in  the church and similar remarks  made when music was first introduced into church services. He must  also be aware of the tact that many  large churches, which claim to be,  and receive recognition as, pilots to  heaven, employ these "emissories of  hell" as a means of drawing large  audiences to swell the collections to  pay large salaries to pastors, who  take trips abroad during the summer.  I suppose it is because my mind is  not susceptible to fine distinctions that  I am not able to distinguish the difference between a musician blowing  his liver out on Sunday to please  God's elect in a wealthy congregation, and expending the same amount  of lung power in a mining camp in  the Slocan for their own  satisfaction  There seems to be a great tendency  these days for the churches to put the  brand of hell upon anything likely  to occupy the people's minds to the  exclusion ofSunday service; and. because of the efforts made in most  churches to draw crowds and swell  the collection, it is not unfair to assume that in these latter days the  collection is the essence of the service. There is also a tardiness on  the part of the church to observe that  the people are not stricken with awe  1898 1898  ��� ma  Provincial  EXHIBITION  Under the  Direction  of the  Royal  Agricultural and  Industrial Society "(  British Columbia  Oct. 5 to 13, inclusive  at Xew Westminster,  In    conjunction   with    the  Oili/.ens' Grand   Yearly   Celebration   aek-df Montreal  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : .6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FINUCANE, Manager;  a  f  I  $18,000  in   Prizes  l.'i-eiiiiuni Us!   !>-. Illi! large*!  ever oll'ered west ol' Toronto  I'yro Spectacular .Bouthai-d-  niein ot Santiagode Cuha, and  Blowing up nf the ������.Maine"  followed by an up-to-date Fire  Works Display, which has  been specially secured for four  nights, at an enormous expense.  Lacrosse and Baseball  Matches, Bicycle Meet.. Aquatic, Sailor and Caledonian  Sports, Promenade Concerts.  Horse Races. Dog- Show.  Open tothe world.  The finest Bands in the  Province will provide music.  Special Rates over all railway and stemnbo-it lines.  No entrance fee. charged lor  Exhibits.  For full information apply  to���  W. H.EDMONDS,  Sec. Celebration  Committee.  because of the assumption of the  church that what is branded for hell  is going to reach its destination without being sidetracked. The clergy  are as busily engaged assuming the  functions of the Almighty in condemning what is displeasing to their  narrow conceptions as they ever were  in any time of the church's history.  And they wonder why the people  take to the pleasures they condemn  and not to the church.  It is doubtful it the harsh statement  about the band carried any other conviction than that it was an intemperate remark which one with a wider  experience would have been slow to  make. The remark did not carry a  conviction that a sin had been committed, and I do not think that because the boys have been branded as  emissories ot hell that anyone expects  to get the odor of brimstone when in  their presence.  I am not a band man but I am an  observer of the violent opposition  given by the church to anything  likely to come into opposition to Sunday service and the collection plate.  Tlie same agency, if used to supplement the collection, is all right.  Quad.  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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  n my line.,.  OTEL SANDON,  7ft      7ft      7ft      Tft      7ft      7ft  Sandon, B.C.  TpHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to aceommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  If you wish to sec Minks and M ini:i;ai,k before  taking up this offer, send for a free sample copy  to Seraiitou. I'a., moniioningTiii-: Li-:i>(;t:.  R. T. LOWERY.  We do what we advertise to do.  '���In time of Peace prepare  for War."  How are your  Mattresses?  "making  If they want  " ���new springs���  tickino' ��� new  and excelsior���  now is the time to  have it done. Don't  wait for cold weather.  over  new  wool  WALKER & BAKER,  Now    Furniture Dealers and Repairers  Denver's     Undertakers and Kiiibnlincrs.  N. 15.���Wc have the only practical Undi-rtaIceland Eiiib.'ilnier doing business in the Slocan.  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 Traveler*.  John Buckle}', Prop.  FOR  Choice Groceries & Pro vision  'CALL  HAM &' CEAWFORB.  SIXTH STREET,       -       -        -        - NEW DENVER.  ^���Prices are right and Goods Always Fresh.  ]J    C.  FAl-QUIEIi.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  ASSAVE"RS OF B. G.  JIJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, i''ng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported on f0v   in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and  Chemical   Laboratory.  Belle-  vue avc, New Denver. B C.  J. M. M. BENED'UM,  Silverton.  Travelers  Will lind the  Arlington Hotel  11. plea.san! place to slop at when in  Sloean City.  GETII ING & IIl-*Nm>*KSnN. Proprietors.  C.O.Di  NOTICE.  -VrOTIOr* is hereby given that .'in day.-, after dale  il 1 intend to apply to lhe Chief Commissioner  of Lands and works for a special license to ctil  and carry away timber from the following de -  eribed lands: Commencing at. a post marked  Prank Hill, southeast corner, on ihe west side of  Slocan Lake about live miles from tlie north end.  thence we-t eighty chains, thence north li'i  chains thence east eighty chains, thence Tin  chains south to startiim" point, containing '.��>'��� i  acres. FRANK  MILL.  New Denver, B. (.'., .Inly ���*! i, lSiis.  DB  A. S. MARS*-  Aj.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago   G  W1LL1M & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan  City.  B <���  WANTED.  Industrious man of character to travel and appoint agents.   Salarv and e.\|ienses paid.  BRADLRV-G AHRfcTSON COMPANY,Limited  Toronto.  Goods called  for & Delivered  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly sat-  isfactory service  cind solicit jour  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  ^Rates furnished  Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  }[�� L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C. Fifth Year.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C.,  SEPTEMBER 8. 1898.  THE   AWAKEXINO   OF   COLDMBIA.  Columbia at the . feast of life sat stately, calm,  elate, , ,'  Smiled peace within her borders, smiled plenty  at her gate;  At her full table from all lands, driven forth hy  direst need.  The people of old Europe sat down in pcSce to  feed.  O'erflowed the wine of plen*teousness, abundance  there of bread,  Columbia called them children all, as on the full  years sped.  Nor care had she for lands o'er sea, so she but held  her own.  Scant reverence for empty pomp, for king, or  court, or throne.  The nations of the i-eas looked on���they saw her  sons at play,  The goal was gold, they raced for it unshamed  the livelong day;  They strove for it, they strained for it, and still  the few who won  Most  miserable ever  were  of all men   'neath  the sun.  and still, she feasted  Death-in-life hath  to  And still Columbia smiled  and she slept;  The  nations whispered, '  her vitals crept;   .  The lust or gold hath slain her soul, she is corrupt  within," . , 7  So said the nations while each hugged her own  especial sin.  Columbia slept, but through her dream of peace  there rang a cry, .  A cry as of a people crushed, thrust out to starve  ������    and die; ,  Columbia woke, Columbia rose, forth from its  scabbard drew *  The too long sheathed Excalibur, the sword that  Slavery slew.  She spoke���across the mighty seas the lightnings  bore her word��� ���  "Hear, O proud nation who forgets that God, He  is the Lord,  The peoples of these lands whom ye oppress are  His and ours, , ,  By fatherhood   and  brotherhood,   those   whom  your hate devours.  "Cease to oppress, out from thib land, or by His  might who gave ,    , '  This sword of mine shall make the the land you  long liave curst your grave,  Too long the cruel lires of Spain have faggots  made of men: '  Too long your devil-pride hath scorned all pleas  of tongue or pen.  "Daughter of Her who laid you low and brought  you to your knees,  Who laughed to scorn your pride and drove your  galleons from the seas, |  Old England's child, shall I belie the race of  which I come,  And when humanity appeals, he blind and deaf  and dumb ?  '���No, by my faith! here on this rock of right I  stand, nor doubt  That as we stamped out slavery so shall we stamp  you out.'' ��� >  The nations heard and said:   "She may be over  �� ���. fond of gold,   i'     i    :*    ���'��� .*  Butt.at-the core of Columbia is Columbia of old,'  ���J. K Lawson in Toronto Mail arid Empire.  NO   TROPICS   FOR   THE   U. S.  Washington, D.C.���"No," said Senator  Pettigrew, who is in Washington, for a  day or two for the purpose of discussing  the details of the forest reservation laws  with the secretary of agriculture, "We  do not want the Philippines. The people in my section do not at least."  "What would you do with the islands ?"  "Let the people there establish a government of their own. They are thoroughly capable of self government. The  Malays are a race very much like the  Japanese with industrial and artistic instincts. They are making silk in Manilla  that sells in competition with French  silk. Of course, in some of the islands  there are negro races that are uncivilized, but the Malays themselves are much  higher in the plane of civilization than  they are generally given credit for. I  would let them work out their own salvation."  "Would not vou have a coaling station  there?"  "JSro, 1 am against any foothold in the  tropics for any reason whatever.    It is a  fact, perhaps, not generally known, that  no Europeans, except those of the Latin  races,   have  successfully  colonized any  territory within  22  degrees of the equator.    In -Jamaica,  with 800,000 people,  there  are only   1.4,000 Englishmen and  this includes  the garrison.    In  British  Guiana  there   are  2,500 Europeans   as  against 1,871,000 population.    In French  Tonquin only (5,000  Frenchmen live, although the rest of  the  population numbers 9,000,000.    In the great emporium  of Singapore  there are only 6,000 Englishmen   and   Americans   amid  a  vast  number of native races;    The Dutch possess   Java,   but   there are only  46,000  Dutchmen   as   against a   population of  24,000,000.    In British Guiana, there are  just 250 Englishmen,  although the total  population is 108,000.   Even  in Brazil's  center   of   civilization,   Rio Janeiro   is  below the 22,000  mark.    These  figures,  which I give at landoin and from memory, hold true all around the world.    Do  you thinK  that Americans   can do any  better  than   their  European brethern?  I do not.    No,"  repeated   the senator,  emphatically,   "we want  to keep out oi'  the   tropics.    Our   people   cannot   live  there, and the result of the experiment  can be predicted from the start.    There  will be failure and nothing else."  my articles in the Star signed "Cashel  Byron's Profession," but it has never  obtained a quarter the circulation of the  Fabian Essays, which I edited and contributed two essays to. My chief feat as  a literary critic, so far, has been my  analysis of the plays of Henrik Ibsen,  whom I regard as the greatest living  dramatist.  I am a bachelor, an Irishman, a vegetarian, an atheist, teetotaller, a fanatic,  a humorist, a fluent liar, a social democrat, a lecturer and debater, a lover of  music, a fierce opponent of the present  status of women, and an insister on the  seriousness of art. If the Express cannot manufacture a little copy out.of that  ���enough, at any rate, to make all the  young ladies of Nottingham madly curious to see and hear so strange a bird���I  cannot help it.  THE   BtACK    HltLS.  Deadwood, S. D.���There will, before  many years, be a serious question confronting the mining men of the Black  Hills, that of the supply of water. From  whatever cause it may be, the fact remains that its creeks are drying up more  and more each year, and already several  large mining enterprises are suffering for  the want of water. The large chlorination works at Pluma, which have been  treating until recently 150 tons of ore  per day, have been compelled to cut  down to 100 Ions for the reason that the  water supply has nearly failed. The  water comes in a flume several miles  from the Strawberry and Grizzly gulches.  Never before have these creeks been dry.  The Homestead Company, il is said,  could run a quarter larger capacity at  the mills, if the water supply was sufficient. Every stream in the country is  being utilized, the water in many cases  being conducted 10 and 15 miles. There  is no need of water in the -mining.of the  ore, but in the treating of it. The'stamp  mill needs, perhaps, more than any of  the other processes in Use' in the Hills,  and the smelting process the least  amount. The principal causes for the  failing of the water supply in the Hills  is, first, the lack of rainfall, due, no  doubt, to the cutting" of;the timber from  the hills; and more especially the recent  deep mining" and the necessary draining  of the water from bedrock. It" has only  been'in the past few years that deep  shafts have beeri sunk :6\itside; ��� of the  Homestake properties.'-Now* there are a  great many deep working's in nearly  every camp. A shaft cannot be sunk  unless it is kept free of water. In some  of the worst districts, the expense of  pumping the shaft or tunnels dry is  greater than the actual expense of mining.  It is readily seen why the Black Hills  streams are going dry. When the ground  for several hundred feet in depth is  drained of moisture, the water in the  streams sinks away and is eventually  pumped out of the mines.  enough, Mr. Peters." said the youngf  lady, blushing1 as she withdrew behind  her fan.  The manager of a recent electrical  exposition in Philadelphia asked Mr.  Edison to   send    on   a   phonographic  cylinder setting- forth some of .his latest  ideas of electrical interest.    Mr. Edison  complied in his own way.  The message  was as follows:  "My Dear Marks:  You  ask me  to send  you a phonographic  cylinder for your lecture this evening-  and to say a few words to the audience.  I do not think the audience would take  any direct interest in dry scientific subjects, but perhaps they might be interested in a little story that a man sent  me   on  a  phonographic  cylinder the  other day from  San Francisco.   In the  year 1873, a man from Massachusetts  came to California with a 'chronic liver  complaint.   He searched all over the  coast.for a mineral spring to cure the  disease, and finally he found, down in  the San Joaquin valley, a spring, the  \vatei*s of which almost instantly cured  him.    He thereupon started a sanitarium and people all over the world came  and were   quickly  cured.   Last year  this man died,and\so powerful has been  the actiou of the waters that they had  to take his liver out and kill it with a  club.    Yours trulv,  ���Edison."  The editor of a paper in Nevada is  in hiding in the hills in hopes of saving  his life, which ie threatened to be taken  as the result of his getting the reports  of a cattle show and a concert mixed  up. The spicy article in question,when  in his paper, read: "The concert given  by sixteen of Carson Sink Lake's most  beautiful young ladies was highly appreciated. They sang in a most charming manner, winning the plaudits of  the ciudience, who pronounced them the  finest herd of short-horns in the country. A few are of a rich, brown color,  but the majoity are spotted brown and  white. Several of the heifers are able-  bodied, clean-limbed animals, and  promise to be good milkers."  BLUE AND GREY.  THE EVER XEW WORLD.  Day follows day ; years jierish; still mine eyes  Are opened on the self-same round of space;  Yon fadeless forests in their Titan grace.  And the large splendors of the opulent skies.  I watch, unwearied, the miraculous dves  Of dawn or sunset; the soft boughs which lace  Round some coy dryad in a lonely nlaee,  Thrilled with low whispering and strange sylvan  sighs:  Weary ?   The poet's niind is fresh as dew.  And oft refilled as fountains of the light.  His clear child's Soul finds something sweet and  new  Even in a weed's heart, the carved leaves of  corn.  The spear-like grass, the silvery rim of morn,  A cloud rose-edeged, and fleeting stars at night!  ���Paul Hamilton Hayne.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Dominion, St. Keverne, O. li. H., Exeter, i  Felix    and    Payne   Fractional j  Mineral    Claim*. I  Reasonable  Prices  and the best and freshest line of  Groceries,  Canned Goods,  Fine Teas and Coffees  Are the rule at  T. H. Hoben's  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where   located:    On  Payne mountain, on thc north slope.  npAKE   NOTICE   That  I,  Charles   Moore, of  L   Kaslo, B.C., and acting as agent for the St.  Ke\;erne Mining Company, Ltd., free miner's  certificate    Xo.    12,13(!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 claims.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must lie commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5th day of September. 1RH8.  Charles moore, p.l.s.  Rio Mineral Claim.  AiLWAY  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.      Where   located:  In  Best Basin, McGuigan Creek, nearOkanagan  mineral claim.  ���PAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Drewry, act-  1    ing as agent for E. A. Bielcnbcrg, free miner's  certiiicate No. 25807A, DanielCosgrifT, free miner's  certificate No.-17(!2A and T.F.Cosgrifl'. free miner's  certificate No. J7(iMA, intend sixty days from the  dale hereof to apuly to the Mining Recorder for a  certiiicate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grunt of the above claim.  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must he commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th dav of August, 1S)S.  \V. S. DREWRY.  ���leauette Mineral Claim.  TO ALL   KASTEKN   AND  EUHOI'EAX POINTS.  TO 1'ACIKIC COAST,  JAVA'S,   CHINA   AN!)  AUSTRALIA.  TO THE KJCH and ACTIVE  MIXING DISTKICTS OF  FUN    AND    MISCKI. LANKY.  ���George    Hernai'd   Sliaiv.  Apropos of the recent marriage of  George Bernard Shaw, a correspondent  has called atientton to an amusing cut-  ing from an old numbei of the Nottingham Express. Shaw was billed to  lecture in the town, and the Express  editor had written tolhini asking for a  sketch of his career for publication.  The. future author of "Plays Pleasant  and Unpleasant" replied that his engagements were too numerous to allow  him to write the sketch at length, but he  inclosed a few notes for the editor's enlightenment. The Nottingham editor's  own engagements were also too pressing  to permit him to write up a chapter of  biography from the frank jottings supplied, and lie inserted the deliriously  outspoken letter in its entirety:  I was born in Dublin in lS5u,and came  to London in 187*7 3Iy father was a man  of business, an ex-civil servant, who embarked in flour milling and wholesale  corn by capitalizing his pension ; and a  most surprising failure he made of it.  My mother was what, I suppose, would  be described as a woman of family, who  distinguished herself as an ameteitr  public singer, a talent which she now  turns to account as a professional teacher. 1 passed several years in London in  an atrociously seedy condition before I  could get any recognition as a writer.  By the time the recognition came, socialism had absorbed all my energy and  time, except what suffered to keep me  on the most modest scale of expenditure  as an art critic.  I was an art critic for four years to the  World, and for one year to Truth, and I  did some smart reviewing in the Pall  Mall Gazette in Stead's days there. 1  am now musical critic to the World,  vice Louis Engel, who bolted to escape  damages. I got my reputation as a  musical critic, in   the  first  instance, by  Why is a horse the most curious feeder  in the world? Becusehe eats best when  he has not a bit in his mouth.  "Well, what do vou want, sonny?"  asked the grocer. "1 'most forget what  mama sent me for," said the perplexed  little boy, "but I think it's a can of condemned milk."  Teacher���Tommy,   is    your   papa   a  Christian?  Tommy���No'm; he's a Baptist.  Bonesteel, S.D.,has produced a parson-  highwayman. He was "slender, graceful, with big dreamy blue eyes and the  gentle mouth of a woman," and he  "preached the Gospel with fiery eloquence," but he would lift cattle and  sich. When he was finally brought to  bay the investigating committee remarked in surprise: "Hell! It's the pastor."  The wounded bandit quietly replied:  "Yes; 1 am your pastor, gentlemen."  All of which reminds us that there is an  uncommonly good Yellow Journalist going to waste at Bonsteel.  First Boarder��� I'll bet the new arrival  is or has been an actor.  Second Boarder���What makes you  think so?  First Boarder���Haven't you noticed  the way he ducks his head when asked  if he will have an egg'?  Mrs. Newlywed��� What's the matter,  dear? You lutven't touched my biscuits.  Haven't you an appetite.  Mr. Newlywed���Darling, it would be  unbecoming' to a patriotic citizen at this  time to eat such valuable ammunition.  The real estate broker said he would  guarantee'that these lots would double  in value in two years.  What form of a guarantee will he  give?  Well, he says that if they don't he'll  eat his shirt. "  De Garry���Why do you think the  summer girl wili be more attractive  than ever this year?  Merritt���Because she has had such  fine practice in kissing the soldier boys  good-bye.  Ella���Where does Bella get her good  looks from���her father or lier mother?  Stella���From her father. He keeps a  drug store.  Here is one of the many ballads of  rejoicing over the union of the Blue and  Gray. It is by H. A. Roby, of Lebanon,  Pa., and appeared in the Philadelphia  Press:  Hear the nation's bugle call  Blue and Gray!  Up! and rally one and all,  Blue and Gray.  Sons of sires who fought with Lee,  Or with Sherman to thd sea,  Blazed a path for liberty.  Hark! the cannon's thunder call,  Blue and Gray !  Let once more a new "Stonewall,"  Blue and Gray,  Front the blood and gold  E A. Pollock,  BROOKLYN, B. C.  Dealer in  on Spain,  iA'���-  Havana's bay;  Flaunting o'er the sunken Maine,  In  Not against a brother's breast,  Blue and Gray I  Shall the bayonet be pressed  In this fray;  Let the cruel foreign foe  Gloat o'er bleeding Cuba's woe,  While they mayI.  Gathering in resistless might,  Blue and Gray!  Armed by Justice for the fight,  Blue and Grey,  Now for freedom draw the sword,  Trust for victory to the Lord,  Forward. Blue and Gray.  Crisis   at.   Copper   River.  The United States government has  been asked to send relief to the gold  seekers m the Copper river country.  This information was brought to Seattle  by E. C. Kingsley, of Freeport, 111.,  who was one of the passengers to arrive  from Valdes on the steamer Dirigo.  Kingsley has been in the Copper river  country" for the past six months and  during"that time has been on intimate  terms with Capt. Abercrombie. The  latter informed Kingsley that he had  forwarded a request to Secretary  Alger, of the United States army, to  send a relief expendition to Valdes at  once. Capt. Abercrombie suggested  that it would be advisable to send a  revenue cutter or charter a vessel for  the purpose of carrying out the plans  of relief.  For four-bits   you can  purchase  ancient newspapers at this office.  100  and  #s-Mail  attention.  Cigars,  Tobaccoes,  Stationery.  orders   receive   prompt  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District, Where located: Four  miles east of Rosebery, east of Wilson creek.  -TAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigs,  1 agent for Frank Kelly, Free Miner's Certificate No. 12087A. intend, sixty davs from thc date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certiiicate 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 certiiicate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of August, 1898.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Silver  IJell   No.   2   and   Dump   Fraction  Mineral Claims.  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Klondike  ANDTHEYUKONi  Close connections and no trouble.  Through tickets issued and Baggage checked  to destination.  Tf\| imCST--     'JASS  REVELSTOKE  I Si��-*** rUi?  ��� '     DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  OARS      DAILY-(except Wednesday)  UrtllU        TO EASTERN CANADIAN  anij U. S. POINTS.  Daily train leaves New Denver Canyon Siding  8:45 a. m. Arrives New Denver Canyon Siding  3:50 p m.  Boat connection daily (except Sunday) via  Rosebery: Leaves New Denver ' 8.35 a. m;  arrives New Denver 4 p. m.  Ascertain   present   REDUCED   RATES  and full  information   by   addressing   nearest  local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, AgeutNcw Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  ESTA.11 sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  NOTICE,  In the Matter of the Mineral Act, and in the  Matter of Antonio Rollo, deceased intestate. "  'PAKE NOTICE, that Antonio Rollo, late Free  1 Miner of New Denver, B. C., having died ii,-  testate, and the personal estate left by him being  of the value of less than three hundred dollars, I  have undertaken to administer the same.  And take notice, that all claims against the  estate of tho said Antonio Rollo must be filed  with me on or before the i-ith day of September,  1808  And further take notice, that on the 10th day  of September, 1898 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon,  t set  will  cause all the right, title and interest of the  said deceased Antonio Rollo in the followin.  Mineral Claims, to be sold by auction in front ofthe Record Office at New Denver, B. C. viz-  All his right, title and interest in and to each  of rhe mineral claims, Champion, Butterfly, and  International, all situated on Wilson Creek, in the  Slocan Mining Division of west Kootenay, B. C.  Dated at New Denver, B. C, this 27th day of  July, A. D. 1898.  ALEX SPROAT,  Gold Commissioner.  \V  S. Due why  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twig(i  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  , Dominion ami Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  tfSTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of V\ est  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Surprise, Keno and Gladstone  mineral claims, in Best Basin, McGuigan  creek. ��  rPAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Dreury.  1 acting as agent for the Native Silver Bell  Mining Company, Limited, of Rossland, B. C,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 13145A, intend  sixty days from the date hereof to 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 18th day of August, 1898.  W. S. DREWRY.  Black Fox, Bed Fox,   Grey Wolf,   Black  Bear, Black Fox Fraction, Red Fox  Fraction,   Grey    Wolf  Fraction,  and     Black      Bear     Fraction  Mineral    Claims.  Situate in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located: In  Cariboo Creek Camp, north of Snow Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, A. P. Patrick, acting  1 as agent for The Silver Queen Mining Co.,  Limited Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No.  10742A, intend, sixty days from tlie date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claims. '  , And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 15th day of August, 1898.  A. P. PATRICK.  L..2817 Gr. 1.  Constant Mineral Claim.  k  era  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Cody  Creek and adjoining thc Bolander mineral  claim, L. 2143 G. 1.  TAKE NOTICE that I, A. S. Farwell. as agent  1 for A. W. McCune. F. M. C. 01727, W. L.  Hoge, F. iM. C. S*lOSii, E. V. McCune, F. M. C.  85322, 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 certiiicate of improvements.  Dated this llth day of -July, 1898.  A. S. FARWELL.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossland  and Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to the   Mineral District of the Colville Reservation,   Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  DAILY   SERVICE.  Leave. Arrive*..  6:20 a.m.        NELSON       5:35 p. m  12:05 "        ROSSLAND     11:20a. m*  8:30 a. m.       SPOKANE      3:10 p.m  Train leaving Nelson at 8:30 a. m. make close  connections at Spokane witli trains for all  Pacific Coast Points.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  C G. DIXON, Spokane, Wash  KASLO & SLOGAN RY,  TIME CARD  Taking effect 1.00 o'clock a. in.  Sept. 1, 1898, Pacific or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Leave 8 30 A.M  "   8 no "  "   9 45 "  " 10 00 "  '��� 10 08 "  " 10 20 "  " 10 34 "  Arr. 10 45 "  .   Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's '  Whitewater      ;  Bear Lake '  McGuigan ' *  Cody Junction "  Sandon Leave  CODY   LINE.  Arrive, 3 30  " 3 05  2 10  ; 2 CO  1 60  1 3��  1 23  1 15  P.M  Altnrus, Alps  and Alps F:  Claims.  -action Mineral  9  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. O. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  ���Huh!    That's fifuuuv  Mr. Spouter���An heirloom, Johnnie,  is something that's handed down horn  father to son.  Little Johnnie-  name for pants.  Good gracious, Maud, it cannot be  possible that you are going to marry  a newspaper man���a mere salaried person :J'"  You must, not breathe it to a, soul;  but I intend to break the engagement  as soon as I get all my poetry printed.  A new post olh'ce was established in a  small village away out west and a native of the soil was appointed postmaster After awhile complaints were made  that no mail was sent out from the new  office and an inspector was sent fo inquire into the matter. He called upon  the postmaster and asked why no mail  had been sent out. The postmaster  pointed to a big and nearly empty mail  bag, hanging up in a corner and said:  "Well, I ain't sent it out 'cause the bag  ain't nowheres nigh full yet."  Mr. Peet, a very  diffident man, was j  unable to prevent himsef being intro- i  duced one evenening to a fascinating !  young lady, who misunderstanding his |  name, constantly addressed him as Mr.  Peters,  much  to the gentleman's distress.     Finally   summoning    up    the  courage,   he   earnestly   remonstrated,  "Oh,   don't   call   me    Peters���call  me  Peet!"   "Ah, but 1 don't know you well  ��/@/*@/��/�� /��/��/��/��/��/��/�� /% /^%/%/W��^��/%^%^% ^  The  Situated   in   the Slocan  Minim* Division    of  West Kootenay District.    Where located:  On divide hetweou  Wilson Creek and north  fork Carpenter Creek.  TAKE   NOTICE  that I.   Herbert  T.    Twigs.  1    a.'rent for the Golden Canyon Gold and Silver  Mining Company. Free Miner's  Certiiicate No.  .-'2IJ52A, intend, HO days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder lorn certificate, of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown ���arrant  of the ahove claims.  And.    further   take    notice. , that   action  under    section    M7.   must    he     commenced  hefore the issuance of such certificate of Im  provements.  Dated this lSth day of August 18118.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Apis Mineral Claim.  Situate in thc Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.     Where ioeated:   Ahoul  three-quarters of a   mile  from Sandon and  adjoining the Slocan Belle mineral claim.  TURK NOTICE  that we. E. M.   Sandilands,  1    free miner's certiiicate No. Ill.'l2��v. June 1st.  18!)8. Sandon; and,I. H. Gray, frco miner's certificate No. -I527A, August 22d! ls:i7. h'aslo, intend  sixtv days from  the date hereof to apply to the  Alining Recorder for a certiiicate   of   improvements'," for -the purpose of olilaining a Crown  grant of thc ahove claim.  And furl her take, notice that action under section .17 must be commenced before lhe issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated Ibis llth day of August. 1S!)H.  Cond uclor Mineral  Claim.  Leave, 11.00 a.m ��� Sandon ��� Arrive, 11.50 a.m  11.10   " Cody Junction Leave, 11.50 a.m  Arrive, 11.25  "    ���   Cody   ��� "     11.35 a.m  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Alngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent  For cheap railroad aud steamship tickets tc  and from all points, apply to  S.  CAMPBELL, Agent, Sandon.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADINCCO.,   LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20, 18SI8.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  South Bound  Read down.  INTERNATIONAL.  North Bound  Read up.  SANDON  Train lvs Daily, 1.00 pm   Train ar daily 10.50 am  KASI.Ci  '���   ar      *'      .'���.���l.'i pm   Train lv   *'      8.00 am  SBoatlv ������".Siiam    ���Kaslo���     Boat ar 8.30 pm^-  7.30 pm r  1.30 am    Ainsworth  CT      ������     5.iK) am  a       "     5.30 am  55Boat arii.40 am  "     7.15 am  Pilot Bay  Balfour  Five Mile Ft  Nelson  c Train ar 10.05 am Northport Train  lv  .45 pm 3  (1.10 pmx  5.23 pm S  ���1.15 pm a  1120 am  3 10 pm  SS.  Rossland  Spokane  vl.55 pm^i  12.05 purr  ���8.30 amc  ���VLBERTA.  Read down. Read up.  Sandon  Daily train lv l.oo pin        Daily train arln.50 am  Kaslo  ** nr 3.15 pm ;i        lv   8.00 am  .>   Boat lv 5.H0 pm Mo&T Boat ar 1.00 pm  .^-���j       '���   0.20pm Ainsworth Boat ar 11.10 pm^  i/.       *'   ".oo pm   Pilot Bay "      11 o0 pm��  Division  here  locate  * West  Twin  lo.oo pm Kuskonook  " 12.on pm Goat  River  '-i '*    1.00 am   Boundary  7? E " arS.'Hi,'im Bonner's'K'ry * lv  >^Train lv 11.in am " Train ar  ���"       "     ar 2.-15 pm Spokam'      *'     lv  s.iio pin*?  ''>.oO pm,*)  5.00 pm >>  2.(io pnys  1.15 pin 5  7.50 amx  Situate in ihe SI ���can Minii  Kootenay Di.-trict. W  Lakes Basin.  'OAK K NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg  I agent for W'illhi in II. l-'lson. Free Miner'seer- i wi  tiiicatc No.i;s5'iA. intend, -.ixiy days from r.hedatc  ! hrivof. to apply lo thc .Mining'Recorder for a  eei-|,ilie;.lc ol improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant oi' the above claim.  A nd further take notice that act ion under Sec.  37 must, be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of iinp|-(iycinenis.  Dated this 2,-Uh day of Julv. isns.  IIKRBKRT T. TWIG'..  SI"  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under new nian-  affement.       The Dining" Room will  always be up  the   bar   will  cigars that cannot be  quality   and  flavor  Old and  new patrons  to  the  market, while  contain   .liquors   and  surpassed foi*  the   Slocan.  will  find this  in  hotel just like home.  JACOBSON & CO.  KCIAL KOOTENAY  LAKK SERVICE.  Commencing June 2'i. isns.  (in Monday, Thursday and   Friday ss  Alberta  leave Kaslo 5 p. m." for Ainsworth, I'ilot Bay,  .md Nelson.    Leaving Nelson  at s a.  m., Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling-it I'ilot Bay,  Ai'nsworth'iind Kaslo, and all way points.  G FOI 'G E   A LEX A NDER, Gen'l Mirr  IV ii. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  Mollie  Iliiglics,   Ileal   lilra  No.  Tryoii,  iilld   Kinkoia   M incral  ."���into.  Claim-  Brandon, B.  Jl,  C,  i  Sit.ua re iu tbe Sloean Mining I ii vi.-ion ol' We.^t .  Kootenay District.. Where located: About \  one mile north of New Denver, on the shore j  of Sloc.iln L.-i ke. |  'PAKE NOTICE thai I, UV S. Drewry, ofthe j  1 town of Kaslo. acting as agent for M. E.  Brandon. Free Miner's Certificate No. .s.5027: II. |  Clever. Free Miner's Certificate No. l*i'*70A: Harry |  Shcran. Free Miner's Certificate No. I2O0IA: and j  Thos. Avison. Free .Miner's Certificate N'o. iniill A. I  intend sixty days from the date hereof lo apply ;  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate nf im-j  provements for tlie purpose of oliuinin  grant, of the ah >vc claim.-.  ', And further take not ice  that acu'on under section 37 must be commenced   before  the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this llth dav ol* .lulv. is'is  ' W. S.  DREWRY  Assay Price List  AGENTS.  I am just starting* tin; best thing lor money-  making you have seen for many a day. Your  name anil address will bring the golden information.  T. II. LINSCOTT. Toronto  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each   Gold. Silver and Lead, combined..  Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead   Copper (by Electrolysis)   Gold. Silver. Copper and Lead   Gold and Copper   Silver aud Copper   Gold. Silver and Copper   Platinum   Crown j Mercury   iron or Manganese  Lime,  Magnesium,  phur, each   Bismuth, Tin. Cobalt. Nickel, Antimony.  Zinc, and Arsenic, each ''  Coal (Fixed Carbon. Volatile Matter. Ash.  and   percentage   of   Coke, if Coking  Terms: '.Cash AVith Sample.  June 20th. 1805.  Barium,  Silica, Sul-  S1.50  3 00  2 OO  2 CO  2 o(>  ���I 00  2 50  2 50  3 (10  5 00  2 HO  2 00  2 OO  t   OO  FRANK DICK,  Assayer anil An.'iltHt THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 8, 1898.  Fifth. Year  MINING   RB0OROS.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded cur\ng the  ���week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Den ve-were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  AUG 30���Dawn Center, Four Mile.Geo McLeon.  Kootenay. same, A D McDonald.  Province Fractional, Dardanelles, D H Gibson.  AUG 31���Aurora, south fork  Carpenter, J  E  Jackson. ',.,.,.  Basin Fractional, Red mountain, J Tmling.  Sept 1���Midnght, Four Mile, M E Rammel-  meyer. ,-. t t.  Monterey, Trout creek, Isidore Daupre. J if  Driscoll.  Sept 2���Bay State Fractional, Silver mountain,  N S Tucker.  Sept 3���Stanley, Bear Lake, I A Austin.  Sept 6���Ben Hur, Eight Mile, Chas McNieholi.  Erie. Granite creek, Douglas Day.  Wallace, bet Four Mile aud Carpenter, John  Wilson.  Butte, Eight Mile, E Jack.  England, Mowieh slide, Russel Thompson,  Arthur Brindle.  assessments.  Aug 30���Defender, Bloomer Fraction, Los  Vegas.  AUG 31���Fingland, Starlight Fraction, International Fraction, Washington Fraction (2 years),  Nicklet, Toronto.  Sept i���Wasa No 2. Mountain Goat, Blake,  Hewitt.  Sept 2���Cinderella, Keyser Fraction, Lone  Star Fraction, Silverton Boy, Legal Tender,  Snowdon, Tornado, Geneso.  Sept 6���Glencoe, Surprise, Extension.  transfers.  AUG 29���Mazeppa. interest of Carolina C Miller  vested in Randolph Saunders, co-owner.  In the matter of J E McGibbons deceased, dispensation of representation.  AUG 30���Baltimore Fraction, Lestock R Forbes  to Chas S Rashdall, Edward Stewart and A E  Fauqier, J to each, Aug 30.  Saddle Rock, United Fractional, Edward Stewart to Mrs J S Ovall, Aug 27.  Aug 31���Jumbo 1/10, J R Cameron to C J  Smith, Aug 30. .  Condora, Baltimore Fraction, Iron Mask,  Sultana, agreement to sell to W H Sandiford ���*���  interest in each, given by Chas S Rashdall, A E  Fauquier and Edward Stewart.  Minnie, John Powers to A S Brindle, Aug 31,  ��150.  Sept 1��� Oxydonor, Eidgeway, The Ben, Kil-  man Fraction, Kelso, Columbus Fraction, Dalkeith, Blow Your Horn, Burnslde, The West  Kootenay (B C) Exploration Co. Ltd, to Alexander Reddie Fraser and The Wakefield Mines,  Ltd, Aug 5.  Sept 3���Smuggler J, Frank Savage to Robt  McDonald, July 29,820.  SLOCAN   CITY   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  AUG 26���Spar, A E Fauquier: Rocky Fraction,  W H Crawford; Lee, Fred S Clements; English  Rose, R C Campbell-Johnston; Shamrock Fraction, same.  AUGI27���Nansen, A C Fry; Fram, M E Young;  Rio Grande, O R Anderson; Sloean, Ernest  Rackliff; iLucifer. R iKurtzhals; Flora, IJ W  Horn.  Aug 29���Darwin, James Smith; Gold Rock,  Jos Law; Gold Bank, same; Heather Fraction,  R C Campbell-Johnston; Green Granite, Wm K  Richards; Cheboygan Fraction, W L Potter.  Aug 30���Truro, Alex Stewart; Majestic, Wm  K Richards; "Delta, Jas Smith; Charter Oak,  Chas Ward; Night Hawk, same, Exchange, Sir  ChasTupper,  ASSESSMENTS.  Aug 26���Silver Leaf, Sunrise Fraction.  AUG 29���Trenton, Sultana, Viallecitos, Aberdeen, Graphic, Lucky George, Hettle, Fram,  Pontiac.  Aug 20���No 45.  Aug 31���Arlington, Burlington, MableS, New  Denver Fraction.  TRANSFERS.  Aug 27���Twin Sister No 1 and Twin Sister  No 2, i, David Bretrmer to Frank Provost.  aug 2**���Little Eva J, Roy Vincent to J E  B rouse.  'Aug 30���Progresso, Blair Carter to J S T  Boyer.  Monument Fraction \. F G Marcoux to Joseph  Dupauel.   AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  They fight a little more.  The Count, wounding him for the third  time���Vat a pin cushione!  The Editor, indignantly���Does monsieur take me for a Cr-r-reesmas goose?  Sacre! I don't fight wiz carvers. Francois, bring ze tire cementand my coat. I  vill str-r-uggle no longairewiza per-r-son  who tr-r-ries to convert a zhentleman  into a Hambur-r-rg steak.  The Count���Antoine, wipe my weapon,  and do not forget to scour it wiz ze sand.  I have discoveraire zat ze zhentieman  ees not a pr-r-rogessive jour-r-rnalist  He has not ze artisteek taste. He ob-  jects to cuts! I veesh you good day,  monsieur.  The Editor���Bah'.���Cleveland Plain  Dealer.   HUSBANDS   WANTED    BADLY.  A Chicago "widdow" who signs herself Mrs. M. G. and adds, "I live at  2867 Archer avenue, Back Rooms,  Chicago, 111," has appealed to Postmaster Lovejoy for assistance in getting  a position as house-keeper or "companion for life."  "Kind Sir," she begins. "Will you  please tack this Notice that I rite on  other side up in your office and obligue  writer, yours Resp."  And the notice in all its fresh originality is as follows:  Notice City or country  to Whome it"May concern  Kind Sirs if there be any Good  Man that does not drink aiid if of  Good Habbits and that Has a good  Home of his own that is in Want of  a Good House Keeper or companion  for life Would be Pleased to hear  from him, as I want to get some  good place as Housekeeper or coni-  Kanion Permanent I have kept  ouse for a party here in Chicago.  But he drinks so I am goingto quit.  I am an American lady 45 years old  I have 2 children Grone up look for  them selves I have no objections to  1 child not under 10 Must be a girl  now if vou Wish to write to me address Mrs. M. G. 2867 archer ave  Chicago 111 Back Rooms I have fair  furniture and am healthy raised on  a farm.  This touching advertisement is written on blue paper ornamented with a  beautiful rose bush with no less than  four bright red roses on it.  Postmaster Lovejoy thinks that the  good woman who offers her services as  housekeeper or life companion will get  more replies from this publication in  The Journal than she could from posting in the office in accordance with her  request.  The Minneapolis postoffice must be  considered a sort of public marriage  bureau. The other day a blushing  damsel of a few summers who lives in  Norwich, Conn., took up her pen and  wrote to the postmaster an appeal for a  husband.   She said:  I want to be married about next  Thanksgiving. I want to marry a  man with some money, but it needn't be very much���just a little If  .you find anybody up there in Minneapolis that wants a wife, send him  along. I know he will want me as  soon as he sees me, and I am sure  that I will like huh, whoever he is.  ���Minneapolis Journal.  THE   SPEI.I.ING     BEE   AT    ANGELS'  "For instance, take some simple word," sez  he  "like 'separate';  Now, who can spell it?"   Dog my'skin, ef thar  was one in eight'.  This set the hoys all wild at once.   The chairs  was put in row.  And at the head was Lucky Jim. and at the foot  was Joe.  And high upon the bar itself the schoolmaster  was raised,  And the harkeep put his glasses down and sat  and silent gazed.  Oh, little kids, my pretty kids, 'twas touchin' to  survey  These bearded  men,   with  weppings  on,  like  schoolboys at their play.  They'd laugh with glee and shout to see each  other lead the van,  Aud Bob sat up as a monitor, with a cue for a  rattan.  Till the chair gave out ^'incinerate," and Brown  said he'd be durned  If any such blamed word as that in school was  ever learned.  When''phthisis" came, they all sprung up, and  vowed the man who run  Another blamed Greek word on them be taken  out and hung.  As they sat down again I saw in Bilson 's eye a  flash,  And Brown of Calaveras, was a-twistin' hi3 mustache  And when at last Brown slipped up on "gneis3"  and Bilson took his chair,  He dropped some casual words about some folks  who dyed their hair.  And then the chair grew very white, and the  chair said he'd adjourn,  But Poker Dick remarked that he would wait  and get his uirn ;  Then with a tremblin' voice and hand, and with  a wanderin' eye,  The chair next offered "eider-duck," and Dick  began with "I,"  And Bilson smiled���then Bilson shrieked.   Just  how the fight begun  I never knowed, for Bilson dropped, and Dick, lie  moved up one.          ���Bret Harte.  Johnny had been carefully brought  up; anybody could see that. One day  he sat upon his father's knee in a crowded steamer. A lady entered, "Madam,  take my seat," he said as he rose to his  feet.    *  H. H. Knox,  Has removed to the  Newmarket  Block and is prepared to repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  DO NOT OVERLOOK YJjg  When in Silverton,   especially if  you have a thirst with you.  The beer is kept on ice, while the whiskey  has that flavor and power so  much appreciated by the traveller when he .is weak and weary.  THOMAS CLAIR, Proprietor.  Canada still needs a mint. Can  we not find another Mulock to bring;  the matter to a successful point?  Discovery   of   Aluminum.  LOCATIONS.  Aug 24���Gold Drop, W A Skinner; Golden  Chest, A C Pearson; Crown Fraction, F Riffle;  Brooklyn, Boomerang, J Anderson; Lincoln,  Wernamo, G Swanson: Dewey Fraction, Jas  Melley; Victory, J M Harris.  Aug 25���Rusier, J H Jones; Little Sam, E P  Verdee; Night Hawk, F L Fitch, A McLeod;  Triumph,,,!) A Myers; Ottawa, N Murchison;  Green Timber, F Nivin.  AUG 20���Turk. A B Walker; W A Fraction, A  Asselin ; Le Roy, A C Burdick.  Aug 2!)���Wabash, J S McFarlane; Heckla,  Herbert Wilson; Calmct, Gust Hallen; Schley  Fraction. B W Parkinson: Stars and Stripes, S  Nicks; Blue Jacket, T Clarket; Boy in Blue, J W  Peacock; Dayton, G T Kane; Sultana. J N  Lomprey; Adolphe, A Lapointe; While Grouse,  J Desuan  AUG 30���Lily, W Clough; No 5 Fraction, C S  Allmen; Portia Fraction. J F C ttom; Little  Mack Fraction, P E Fisher; Cecelia May Fraction, J F Collom; Woodtic, R Ewin; Alta, S  Libak; Agnes, same,  ASSESSMENTS.  Aug 21��� Cliff, P L S, Florence L, Melrose.  Aug 25���Bessie A, War Eagle; Savanna, Lewiston, Silver Gable, Glue Pot, Solo Best  Aug 26���Kootenay Queen, Slocan Chief Nolo,  Elkhorn Queen, Orient, Harrisburg,Si.ster Mollie,  Lizzie Fuller.  Aug 27���Bijou, Bob Reid.Salut, Hot One.  Aug 2<�����Black Knight, Black Prince, Lilly,  Diamond Jo, Gem Fraction, Silver Bell, Golden  Crown.  TRA.XSKEK8.  AUG 24���Agreement between Geo W Taylor  and A G Lambert and Henry H Fanshawc, of  London, Eng, three months option of $750 cash to  organize a joint stock company with capital of  ��75,000, on account of Joker and Dirby.  Aug 20-Dewoy', .1 Miller and G- Schilling to  J Flood.  Le Roy ?��� A C Burdick to J Carton.  Aug 27���A C Bu/.zeoti claims for the Stella  mineral claim part of thc ground occupied by the  Pandora and Dry Ore.  Aug 20���Agreement beiwccn Erie Johnson,  Emily .J Linardand C F Caldwell, option to pur  chase i int for ������r.'ioo on or before 10 Sept, *2,000 on  or before 10 November, lM'.S, in Sunset and Mayflower: n-lc'ise of Mfizure and transfer by Moulse  to A Fletcher of interests set opposite respective  names: Glasgow I, North Slar *.. Cliff i. Alta'.,  Fletcher j.  Ai:c. :to���Daniel.'. D MeGra lo T Doyle.  Lucky Strike^; "Mary llennesy to* ,!ohn Hel-  berg. .-riiii.  Wisconsin;. W .1 llennesy to .John llelberg,  S25o.  THE    riU-'N'CH    |)I!KI���  It is said that the cruelty and selfishness of Tiberius, the Roman Emperor,  deprived the world of aluminum for 18  centuries. During his era, 41 B.C. to  37 A.D., a worker in the metals appeared  at his court with a beautiful goblet,  which shone like silver, and yet which  when purposely dropped on the floor by  the artificer, was bent out of shape.  Quickly, before the court, he repaired it  with his hammer. The emperor asked  as to the material, and was told the  workman got   it   from   a   certain  clay.  The metal had the same brilliancy as  silver, was lighter and more ductile.  The Emperor asked if any one else knew  the secret of the manufacture and was  proudly told no by the clever workman.  Thereupon Tiberius, realizing that the  value of both gold an J silver would be  greatly decreased: if the new metal became popular, seized the workshop of  the man, destroyed the contents, and  decapitated the unfortunate inventor  himself. There is no doubt the metal  was the aluminum of to-day.  **  ar\d  fafiorjep  **  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  D. E.Gellatly * Sons  -DEALERS IN  Farm Produce, Fruits,  aM VCgCtablCS.    Okanagan^Lgke,  For the convenience of the trade a stock is always kept on hand in the  Jelland Building, SANDON. Mines supplied at wholesale rates. Cars  loaded with Produce, Fruits and Vegetables are run into the Slocan every  TEN DAYS, and orders can be delivered en route.  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public,  Telegrams for rooms promptlv attended to.  STEGE & AVISON,  Proprietors.  ,W%&&%>  Specials  in new Suitings  TUp.  108 Bishopsgate St.  X il'V (within)  Brit|sh   LONDON ENG.  Subscr'-'-  ' -1 -"    Columbia  Review  Subseribtioii.'SS.oO per annum  To Brokers, Mining  Engineers, owners of  Alining Claims. Mining Engineers, Assay-  crs, Journalists and  others���  Advertise in the B. C. Review,  the only representative B. C. Journal in Europe.   A Good Investment.  I have lately received a stock of  well-selected, handsome suitings  for Spring make-up, and I earnestly invite your inspection of  them. Some excellent qualities  and patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put  upon the market in this section  before.  I guarantee a heat, natty fit,  and satisfaction in every particular. Are you wanting a Spring  suit?  M, A. WILSON,  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Newmarket Blk, New Denver, B. C.  Can save money  by buying your,  Gents  Nr^.-.  Furnishings  from us. We are making a special  offer of Light Underwear and Outing  Shirts'  Now is your only  Chance  From now until Aug. 31st we are selling our Ready Made  Postoffice Store, Sandon.  Clothing at actual cost.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand.  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOCAN CITY, B.C.  NOTICE.  All accounts due me must be settled forthwith  or they will be placed in court for collection.  H. CLEVER,  New Denver, Aug. 18.1598.  F. Pyman has again commenced to  do business in New Denver. Bring  your watches to him when they are out  of order. Pyman's new building", Sixth  street.   KOCK   ME   TO   StEEP.  Tlie Count���Does monsieur apologize?  Tho Kditor���Nevaire !  The Count���Defend your-r-self.  They fight.  The Count���Aha,  I  have pinked you !  The Editor, looking at his oozing gore  ���Sacr'r-eee!    Vou have redded me?  The Count(sarcastically)���You nevaire  was i-i'-read before.  Tlie Editor���Diable ! An insult to my  r-r-readers.  The Count���Let us not speak of im-  aginar-r-ry things.  They light some more.  Tlie Count, again woundinghhn���Aha,  annozaire!  The Editor���Scoundr-r-el; you are reducing my circulatione!  The Count���Br-r-race up, monsieur.  Think how often you have bleeded the  tr-r-rusting tr-r-radesmen.  The Editor���Aha, zat seetles eet! Now  I in us' keel you!  The Count���You do me too much hon-  naire, .monsieur. Per-r-mit me to add  zat ze material for ze coming obituaire  ees at your ser-r-vice, on guar-r-rd !  Backward, turn   backward,  O   Time,   in   your  flight ;  Make me a child again, just for to-night!  .Mother, come back from tho echulcss shore,  Take me again to your heart a.- of yore :  Kiss from my forehead the fur. ows of care,  Smooth the few silver threw10 out of my hair ;  Over my slumbers your loving watch keep;  Ruck mc to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep!  Tired of the hollow, the base, the untrue,  Mother, O mother, my heart calls for you !  Many a summer, the'grass has grown green,  Blossomed and faded, nur faces'between ;  Yet with a strong yearning and passionate pain,  Lung 1 to-night for your presence again.  Conic from thc silence so long and so deep ;  Rock mc to sleep, mother, rock mc to sloop !  Over iny heart in the (lays that are flown,   .  No love, like mother love ever has shone ;  Xo other worship abides and endures,  Faithful, unselfish, and patient like yours,  None like a mother can charm away pain  From the sick soul, and the world-weary brain.  Slumber's soft claims o'er my heavy lids creep :  Rock me to sleep, mother, rock mc to sleep!  Come let your brown hair, just lighted with gold,  Fall on your shoulders again, as of old ;  Let it drop over my forehead to-night,  Shading my faint eyes away from the light;  For with it-�� sunny-edged shadows once more.  Haply will throng the sweet visions of yore,  Lovingly, softly,' its bright billows sweep ;  Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep.  ���Elizabeth Akers Allen.  All Arkansas editor explains his position as follows: "Our aim���Tell the  truth though the heavens take a tumble. Our paper���Of the people, for the  people, to be paid by the people. Our  religion���Orthodox, with a belief in hell  for delinquent subscribers. Our motto  Take all in sight and rustle for more.  Our policy���To love our friends and  brimstone our enemies. If thine enemy  smite thee on the one cheek, swipe  hirn with haste and dexterity at the  butt of the most convenient ear.  What we advocate-���One country, one  flag and one wife���at a time. Our  object���To live in pomp and oriental  splendor  your  Letter  New  Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  ^niri*no,Sprins and Sum*  4^|/I ��112-1 merwear; ready-  j~v - made     Clothing,  f innfi*-*     Neck wear, Hats,  UUUUDf. and CapSi  Boofcs  and Shoes ��� the  most complete stock in the lake section���at prices as low as it is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into our show- window.  "We are displaying- a fine line of  novelties.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  *3i*j*)@Offl)ffliffl>��fiDO'^@'^MB^^Ilil!i|  ���80*888*80*0 BWttOwJW'O1  ocan  and ether  Stationery.  1 Youv business  }     mill   suffer*.  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reco Hotel, Sandon.  Hotel Vevey  Dining: Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  ���j . . . . Next to a healthy bank account the most essential thing  ( to a BUSINESS MAN is  to  have  his writing- stationery and  I business cards, etc., of good quality and printed in business  [ e.tyle.    A man in business does not necessarily mean  A BUSINESS MAN.    Some men are as careless about their stationery l  7 as about their business���don't care how it is printed so long- as ,  } it is cheap.       To these we want to talk.     With our increased '  I facilities we can fill your orders for  Job Printing" as cheap as ,  'ii\) the cheapest, and tlie quality of the work  and stock is unsur-'  * j/W passed���even in the large cities.       Samples of stock and work '  open to your inspection.    All classes of work���f rom a tri-colored i  sheet poster to the daintiest and handsomest wedding stationery.  Whatever   you   want,   don't  overlook   The   Ledge   Power  Printing Plant, the best equipped office west of Red River.  > >'&^'��>/''''V'%<'%'''&^'''i^  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  AGENTS.  Two editions "Life and Work of Mr. Gladstone*'already sold. Third edition just ready.  Now is the time to make money. Look here, o.io  man sells 11 his first day. a fourteen-year-old boy  20 iu evenings during one week, another 27 in lo  hours, and another 00 in 1-1 days. &c. &c. Greatest book aireiit's bonanza 011 the market. Big  commission paid. Write quick for free particulars.  BRADLEV-GARRETSON CO., Limited,  Toronto.  NEW  DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per clay.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  The  ouse  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry agent or���  a. 13. GARRETT,  C. V. Ti. Agent, New Denver.  WM. STITT, 3en. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  Mrs. McDougald.  Being good at  figures never made a  man rich.  Ll  'j  Insurance  and General Commissson  Agents.  XEW DENVER. B. C .


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