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Array X  I~XaP(^^  ����-^^ lr/^i  Volume IV. No. 49.  -F  NEW DENVER, B. C, 'SEPTEMBER 2, 1897.  Price, $2 00 a Year  WE NEED MINTS  Vice-President Shaughnessy  Gives His Opinion.  ALSO   PROTECTION   FOR    LEAD.  The Canadian Pacific Officials pay a  Brief Visit to the Towns  on Slocan Lake.  Commodore Troup was in command  of the steamer Slocan on Friday, and as  he ran the boat into Rosebery lie  hoisted the house flag*. This was in  honor of Vice-President Shaughnessy  of the C. P. R. and his party, who came  in on the afternoon train from Sandon.  With the vice-president was General  Manager Whyte, Chief Engineer Peterson, General Superintendent Marpole,  and Mr. Beasley, superintendent of  this division of the road.  Mr Shaughnessy looked over and admired the new steamer, spoke of the  rapid growth of the country since he  Avas through here tAvo years ago, but in  regard to the company's projects in this  vicinity said there was nothing new to  tell. The Slocan crossing road Avould  be ready for business by October 15th,  probably before, and the company relied upon it to carry most of tlie business  during, the winter that hoav had to go  by the Arrow lakes. There -was no  further no vs and he would like to ask  Avhat more the people, of this section  Avanted, as he had not been o\rer it yet.  This Avas put iu a goodhumored Avay as  if Hie company was only aAvaiting* suggestions.  " Why don't you bring tlie road into  New Denver," was asked.  '" Wc could not get doAvn the gulch;  the grade would be too great. Our only  plan would be to make a spur from  Rosebery here, and I doubt if that  would be any great advantage. As to  any further railroading around the  lake, there is no present necessity for  it. Of course the opening of the .sampling' works at Rosebery will stimulate  mining de\relopnient, as mine owners  will then be able to get an immediate  return for their ores, which is a great  tinny. But ' this boat will be sufficient  for the increased business for a time.  and then Ave can put. on more boats. All  these towns around the lake can he  better served by boats than by a, railroad. ''  Asked as to the recent surveys made  by tlie company iu the neighborhood  oi Bear Lake,"Mr. Shaughnessy said:  "We are looking into it; that is all.  We propose to reach all the mines in  this district as occasion may seem to  require."  The conversation naturally ran on to  the freights on ores, in regard to Avhich  Mr. Shaughnessy had tVo eArenings  before made a speech so full of promise  for Rossland's low grade ores that he  Avas most enthusiastically "applauded,  lie spoke incidentally of the scheme  of the Vivians, of Swansea,to treat  British Columbia ores at their huge  Avorks there, and said that several large  shippers had been enquiring what rates  liis company would give to the coast.  ���'Hoav this scheme will work," he  continued. ���'I am of course unable to  say. 'But 1 see no reason avIiv we  should not have our oavii smelters and  refineries in a short time; yes, and  mint our oavii silver. What sense is  there  in   our   using   American   silver  and have therefore treated them for next  to nothing. Hoav this may be in the  future I cannot say, but undoubtedly we  shall soon see more smelters and refineries on this side, and, let us hope, a mint  also."   AN KXl'EKT ON SCKXKKY. "  Professor Hiokmorc's  Admiration of the  ItfMiuty f)f Slocan Lake.  Professor Allen S. Biekmore and Mrs.  Bickmore spent several days in NeAv  Denver last Aveek, and a photographer  Avho accompaniedi them made a number  of excellent pictures of the surrounding-  scenery.    Mr. Biekmore is one of the  professors of the celebrated Museum of  Natural   History   of Ncav   York,   and  Avlieu   the   people   of   the   metropolis  sAvarm  out of 'the summer heat to the  seashore and the mountains, the professor uses his vacation to gather fresh  material for his winter lectures at the  museum.    His special  subjects are topography and  scenery,   illustrated by  vieAvs, and in search of material he has  travelled extensively.    Of recent years  he has endeavored  to make his classes  thoroughly acquainted Avith the scenery  and topography of their own country,  and this year he crossed the boundary  to determine if the scenery of the Kootenay lakes Avas all it Avas cracked up  [ to be.  ^ Going doAvn on the steamer Slocan on  Friday the professor expressed his admiration of the scenery of Slocan lake  in the highest terms, and said that Avhen  he lectured upon it next. Avinter,  Avith  the views taken, it Avould undoubtedly  lead to much tourist tr;iA*el in this direction. 'He particularly admired, he said,  the topography of this part, the peculiar  configuration of the   mountain   peaks  and their beauty of outline,  especially  when profiled or silhouetted against the  sky of early evening. In the mirrorlike  surface of the lake, "its depth and clearness; in the shadow of the mountains  on  its marge  cast  for  a mile or more  across, every detail of outline and color  of cliff and foliage so distinctly reproduced���in  all  this  he  found   tlie  true  delight of the artist and the connoisseur.  The scenery of this end of the lake,  he said, reminded him somewhat of one  of the Scottish lakes, but perhaps more  particularly of some of the more famous  fjords of Norway.   He had come through  the Arrow lakes, the Kootenay lake and  other  waters,  but  the  scenery of this  one,  in1 his opinion, surpassed "them all  for its combined grandeur and lovliness.  The   professor' said  on  leaving   for  Bonners Ferry that he was disappointed  not to have been able to spare time to  visit  the glacier,  and  to spend a few  more days'on the lake and its surrounding   mountains.     His   lecture   on   the  Slocan would be mainly devoted to the  scenery and  topography,   the  mineral  developement being treated  more incidentally.  c:or,oKKr/ dakek   calls.  Pays His  KcspcetH  to  floes   His  New  Way  Denver  jiimI  I'KKTKNDKI)    I>KOWVIN<'.  Colonel James Baker, the Provincial  Minister of Mines and of Education,  made a trip around the lake on Friday,  and expressed to the Lkixik his great  surprise at the rapid groAvth of the Slocan country, and the continual demands  made it made upon tlie government for  educational facilities.  "I have just come from Kossland," he  said, "Avhich Avas but a small place early  last year and now has 700 children to be  provided for. The difficulty there is to  get sites for the schoolhouses, and I am  hoping that Mr. Corbin Avill be good  enough to help us out of it.  "Then at Trail the increase of the  number of children Avas very large, and  in fact Ave have to enlarge schools and  build neAv ones in every direction.  "My trip through here is necessarily  hurried, as I have to get back to Victoria  as soon as possible. But you will have  Premier Turner and Attorney-General  Eberts, with you in a short time���I  should say in about a fortnight."  *i*wo Thoughtless   Young;   Fellows  ' a Sunday Sensation.  Make  School Avas opened Monday after  seAeral Aveeks'-holidays. Mr. Foster is  the new  teacher,  and  he is much en  couraged by  school  the  prospects for a good  j Much indignation was expressed on  Sunday afternoon at the antics of Iavo  young men avIio scared the Avhole community, including the visitors from  Sandon. They put on bathing' suits and  Avith the help of life preservers and a  canoe started to SAvim across the lake.  When more than half Avay over the  canoe Avas upset, and one of them scrambled on to its keel, yelled loudly for  help and fell hack into'the Avater.  The antics of the young fellows was  such that all beholders had to believe  they Avere drowning. A rush Avas made  for the boats and a frenzied roAving  race took place to the scene of the supposed disaster. What made the excitement the. more intense Avas the belief  that one of the tAvo drowning people  was a woman.  ��� The first boat up helped the young  felloAvs into their canoe and returned  to tell the excited croAvd that its feelings  had been outraged as the droAvning Avas  simulated and a cruel and foolish lioax.  There Avere many angry expressions  and threats to punish the' perpetrators,  but no fitting punishment being suggested it Avas fervently hoped' that  what happened to the shepherd boy in  TEsop's fable Avould be the fate of'the  s'orrv jokers.  Le Roi, five on Josie and  a  number on  War Eagle, Cliffe and Center Star ores.  These tests show some remarkable  results. In one instance a reduction of  52 to 1 Avas made, on Le Roi ore, giving  a concentrate carrying* 20 ounces of gold,  or ff-100 per ton, witli an approximate  loss of only three-tenths of one per cent.  On the Josie ore, which is now being  tested, Mr. Mitchell figures that lie can  make an average reduction of 27 to 1.  Should these tests prove satisfactory to  the company it will adopt this system of  concentration.  Canadian N��Ws  A    TALLIItLK   EXPKHT,  A gas Avell has been struck near North  Thamesville.  Copper has been found in the Northern part of Peterborough County.  Several Toronto young men have given  up their positions and left for the Klondike.  There are eight cases of Smallpox under treatment at the Civic Hospital,  Montreal.  The Ontario crop of wheat is excellent,  and the total yield will, most likely, be  the greatest ever produced in Canada.  The Pelee Island grape crop Avill be  very large this year, but the peach crop  will be a failure for the first time in  twenty years.  Big fire in Hamilton at the Hamilton  & Toronto Sewer Pipe AVorks. The loss  will be about $25,000, which is fully covered bv insurance.  money? We get no Canadian coins at  all iii British Celumbia! Hoav much  silver the government could use in  making currency I do not know, but to  mint her oavii silver would undoubtedly  have a beneficial effect upon the silver  mining industry. I see no reason whv  avc should not 'mint at least *?*2">,U<K>,0o'0  of silA'er currency, legal tender up to a  specified amount, say $5."  " Would vou advocate withdraAving  all t ie small bills now issued by the  government?"  " Most certainly. In view of our  present and prospective sih-er production that would be a distinct advantage,  and would materially assist the country's  development. AVe must all co-operate  on this.  ;, "AVe mustfalso co-operate on rinding a  neAv market for our lead production and,  to begin Avith, our lead producers should  liave such protection as to be able to  supply the Canadian market. That is  the vital point, to my mind. AVe have  a Canadian market for lead, and yet a  very large per centage of our lead is imported ; while our lead going into the  United States has to pay a duty of 1%  cents per pound. I feci very sure that  the present government will be willing  to give attention to this matter, because  the members of it are deeply interested  in the development of this part of the  country.  " 1 notice that some of our present  smelters are putting in lead stacks. On  the American side the smelter men have  been  needing our  Avet ores for fluxing,  When the company hoav operating  tlie Idaho group Avere thinking of purchasing it'thcy sent Kendall, an expert,  to examine it and report amount of ore  in sight. Kendall stated that there Avas  $���29,000 Avorth in sight at the Idauo. In  order to show Iioav easily it is for even  an expert to be mistaken Tun Lbdo'b  has learned that the Idaho has.during  the past month shipped JMO tons of ore  averaging 18(5 ounces in silver and (50  per cent."lead and has plenty left. On  Saturday a strike was made in the No.  2 tunnel, Avhich if it holds out to the No,  1 level will produce ��"250,000 worth of  ore, to say nothing about the balance of  the mine.  ANOTHKK   STRIKE.  Last Saturday 15 inches of solid galena Avere struck iri the No. L tunnel of  the Fidelity at a depth of 5R feet from  the top showing. Several assays show  an average of 182 ounces in silver and  50 per cent. lead. An .incline winze is  being sunk in order to folkiAV to a depth  of 50 feet. Atrial shipment of 00 tons  will be made in a few days. J. G. McKay, formerly of the Neep,*nva. has  been appointed foreman.  LATEST    I'-KOar    SKAOAAVAY.  AiidreAv Tunics writes from Skaga-  way that his partner James McDonald  will push on the Klondike, but that he  Avill stay behind until the spring". He  states that it is almost impossible to  reach the diggings this fall, and says  that life at Skagaway is the reverse'bf  pleasurable.  A AVIL.I> GOOSK CHASE.  A young lady of Ncav Denver, out  boating after dark, caught a wild goose.  She. was advised to feed it on corn meal  before killing it, in order to take aAvay  its rank, wild-goosey flavor. She did so,  and the fattened bird was to be spitted  last Sunday. Saturday Jim Stiles came  up from Silverton and claimed it as one  of his tame flock.  Sixteen men are working at the  Thompson group. Four Burleigh drills  are to be put in at this property'immediately.  The Governor-General and Lady Aberdeen are in Toronto attending the" meeting of the British Association for the  Advancement of Science.  The G. T. R. Station Agent at Mount  Forest, lost two of his children through  eating canned salmon, and another child  is seriously ill from the same cause.  It is rumoured that the Provincial  elections will be held this fall. Candidates Avill be called upon to pledge  themselves to support temperance legislation.  A farmer named AVm. J. Murphy, an  inmate of the Chatham General Hospital, threw himself from an open window,  and died two hours later from injuries  received.  A shocking fatality took place near  Oakville this week, by which an elderly  farmer and his wife, Mr. and Airs. Jacob  Colton, were killed by a train striking  their rig.  Powder house at Pi. Colborne struck  by lightning and the contents ignited,  causing an explosion, which was"felt in  Buffalo and in every town in Erie  County.    No Ha'cs lost.  The new Government telegraph line to  the Klondike will probably be constructed through Canadian territory. Tlie  length of it will be 1,500 miles, and it  will" cost about $225,000.  The Jubilee Alining and Development  Company will send their first squad of  men to the Yukon this Aveek. They will  join the Mounted Police on the 28th inst.  and make the trip Avith them.  Arrangements are being made by  Toronto citizens for an excursion to Sudbury to shoAV the members of the British  Science Association the mines and some  of tlie valuable ore deposits of that region.  Rev. Father Labelle of Aylmer, Que.,  preached a sermon recently, denouncing  Freemasonry and warning his Hock not  to participate in a Masonic funeral, as it  was a public outrage, to their Holy  church.  The honey crop in AVestern Ontario is  beloAv the average, while in Eastern Ontario it is a total failure, the Avorst for  seventeen years.  A young man named Yerny Howard,  living near Brockville, Out.,' Avas acci-  dently shot in the back by his companion, who stumbled, thus causing his gun  to be discharged. There is but little  hope of his recovery.  No need to go as far as the Klondike  for gold, as the Hastings mining region  may, as an alluvial gold field, prove as  rich as the minesof the Yukon. Samples  of gold nuggets have been shown, some  of which were over half an inch long and  as large around as a lead-pencil.  Toronto is entertaining the members i  of the British Association for the Ad- !  vancement of Science. This is their (57th  annual gathering. Toronto may now  claini to have greater brain poAver.-within  its limits than any other city in the  world, in proportion to its population.  Enormous quantities of munitions of  war are being stored away in the several  armouries, magazines and stores of Quebec. Almost every other steamship  from England brings hoav stores. The  Alother Country appears to be taking the  "Lady ot the Snows" closer under her  wings.  Great excitement prevails in Gait and  the surroundingeountry over the murder  of Mrs. Anthony Orr. "This is the first  crime of such a nature that !has ever  been perpetrated in the township of  North Dumfries. A hired boy named  ���lames Allison has been charged" with the  murder.  "Canada and its Metals" was the title  of a lecture bv Prof. Roberts-Austen, C.  B., F.R.S.. of the Royal College of  Science, London, Eng. Refering to the  nickel deposits of Canada he said that  theDoniinion could aid in maintianing the  supremacy of the Empire by sending  nickel to Britain to lie used in the building of war ships.  A largely attended meeting of the  Lumbermen of Ontario was held in  Toronto this week. They want restrictions on the exporting of log.-: in answer  OKK    SHIPMENTS    TO   ENGLAND.  The following circular letter is now  being sent to a number of British Columbia mine oAvners, by Air. W. Pel lew-  Harvey, F. C. S., of Vancouver, agent  for Messrs. Vivian & Sons, smelters, of  SAvansea, Wales:  Djbak Sia,���I have been asked by my  principals, Messrs. Vivian & Sons,  smelters of Swansea, to put them in  possession of the values and character  of our British Columbia ores, witli a  vieAv to their entering- the field here  and competing for the purchase of the  same. Looking- to our mutual benefit,  I should be glad if you Avould consign  to me to be forwarded to them a trial  shipment of from one to tAventy tons  of your rich argentiferous auriferous  lead ores, or argentiferous auriferous  copper .ores qr matte ; such shipment  should reach me not later than the 25th  September next, as at the end of that  month the steamer Tekoa leaA-es this  port direct for England.  It is the intention, should sufficient  encouragemen be given to this project,  to establish a regular line of steamers  between Vancouver and Swansea ; to  erect sampling Avorks at A^ancouver,  Avliere ore can be sampled in the pros-,  once of the owners or their agents, and  to pay cash for the same forthwith in  full. By this means A'ery low freight  and treatment charges Avill be assured.  I append two or three examples of  bids:, these, lioweA'cr, can probably be  placed on a better basis when, through  the medium of practical tests, the various contents of British Columbia ores  are known and the business established  on permanent lines.  In the absence of sampling Avorks at  Vancouver, and for these trial shipments. I am authorized by Alessrs. Vivian & Sons to offer the following terms :  1st. SoA'o,nty-fiA*e per cent, of my assay value on the receipt of the shipment  here.  2nd. Balance of the value to be paid  through Vancouver on receipt of the  .shipment at SAvansea.  Ht*d. Freight Avill be advanced by me  from Vancouver to Swansea, in addition  to 75 per cent, of assay value.  Either at Vancouver or Swansea rhe  sellers or their agents are at liberty to  check sampling* and assay.  I have no doiibt that you will appro-'  ciate the advantage of securing the  active competition of Messrs Vivian it-  Sons, of Swansea, for the purchase of  British Columbia ores, and assist me to  do ho by forwarding trial shipments. 1  would suggest*a car load.  As to my financial standing. I beg* to  refer you to the manager of the Plank  of .Montreal, Vancouver, through Avhom  credits have been established for me by  .Messrs. Vivian & Sons, of SAvansea.  If you decide to  co-operate  with  me  in this matter,   I   should   he glad of an  early notification,   so  as to arrange for  receipt, sampling and shipping.  Yours, faithfully,  SILVER ABROAD  Morton Frewen Suras Up the  Whole Situation.  CLOSE   OF FINANCIAL  ANARCHY  Sarcastic Review of the Position  Taken by Sir   Michael Hicks  Beach and Mr. Goschen.  (Sgd.  AY. Pki.i.kw-Hakvev.  for  Examph  A.���Willi   lead ar  ���.'.'"iTc.  Li'old Si'll pel* oz.  -S.-lviUfJT���'��!> per Cent,  le  fold per fin <if i.O.KJ IliS  A  This will In-  Deduct fivi''  worth ;it Valid  it and extras..  Herons lead ores :  per Hi., silver hoc. per  id : so ozs. silver .- (i.i.'i  I'er ton.  I" rji'.ii  1 I  A'altie (if fa reel.  Cl  Bxainplc for argentiferous auriferous  copper ores :  H With eiifiH'i* at lie  ll/.., cold .-l'ii |mt <>���/..  Assaying���I", per cent  (iZ. jrolil per tun uf :J.<iiki !  to the Dingley Bill. The Dominion <-'ov-  eminent will be requested to amend the  Pine Timber 'Regulations so that all pine  timber cut under license in Ontario shall  lie manufactured in Canada.  Lord Kelvin, the eminent electrician,  has been staying at Niagara Falls, ami  in an interview with a reporter paid  numerous compliments to the Niagara  Falls Power Company, in adopting a  unit of 5,000 for the dcA*elopment of  Niagara power. Previous to this the  largest turbine gave but 1,500 horsepower. He thinks that the cataract will  disappear eventually.  per  ll,,  (���upper ;  silver iiiie.  per  .-,', iiz. silver- ii.  Value at Vaneniiver ..  Deduct I'reitrht   A'alue (i  I'er ton.  .. .>ii!l -'II  ...    s .','1  . . .>'tid 7(i  per 1  F.xample for ar,  copper mattes :  C���With cupper at 11(  oz., jjold -in per (,z.  Assaying���l:i percent copper  oz.,uoi(l per tun of l'.iiuu Ids.  Value at Viiiicoiivcr   Deduct freight to Swansea   Value of parcel.  f parcel   ���entiferous auriferous  silver r.(.'(.*.  per  '.Vi oz. silver: o..r>  I'er ton,   .<i'ifi 8:>        .s .���,<)  ...--JIT ;j;1  KOSSI.ANI)    DKKS    TKSTIil).  :cm;u'liul>l<.     Kcsults     <)!,( :i incd  Nolile    Five  Mill,    Cod v.  ul     (I  Petrolia oil wells are still producing  lots of oil, and as the season advances  ihe petroleum trade will assume even a  greater degree of activity and the refineries Avill be. taxed to their utmost  capacity.  Thomas Mitchell has been conducting  a number of tests tit the Noble Five mill,  Cody, upon Rossland ores, with the  result that, he believes that lie has a  thoroughly practical and economical solution of the problem of concentrating  these ores.    Lleven  tests were made on  Eli Carpenter and Peter AIcNichol  left on Tuesday for Ldnionton. on their  way to the Klondike. Carpenter discovered the lirst claim in the Slocan.  and if he finds anything half as rich as  the I'ayne in the northern country he  will be fortunate.  Messrs. Marks and Van Houten were  in New Denver this week on business  in connection with the California. If  certain arrangements now pending are  satisfactorily completed work will be  commenced in a lew days and continue  all Avinter.  Aloreton FreAven has sent a very interesting letter to J udge GoodAvin of ��� Salt  Lake, upQn the subject of bimetalism and  the advancement Avhich the American  commissioners have made and are making Avith the European powers. When  the commissioners started upon their  mission, FreAven did not attach much  importance to their mission. For this  reason the tone of his letter is the more  significant. He says:  You see, our people haA'e never had  any practical respect for your financial  methods ; indeed, why shonld they ?  Thus the movement of a great nation :  the bimetalism of Bryan, the bimetalism  of McKinley had quite failed to impress  us. But this quite unexpected movement toward free coinage in France  has come as a bolt from the blue.  French finance has always appeared  to us wholly admirable. That thrifty  conservative France should adopt the  attitude that the two great republics  could safely '* go it alone?1 if our Indian  mints reopened, and if Berlin would  agree to take a little silver annually, and  sell none���It is hardly possible to OA'er-  rate the moral effect of such a development as this. It is not America, then,  that is dragging forward an unwilling  France ; it is rather France.that is about  to become the target of the gold press!  AVhen Wolcott returned from France  last February and declared that Meline,  the French prime minister, Avas in a  likely mood, he said very little more,  and the thing seemed to us wholly improbable. But here is Baron Courcel,  the French ambassador, collaborating"  with your men at every step, and Meline  declared to a friend the other day, 'Mf  Ave (the government) are put out because  of our support of silver, we shall not be  out long."  You can then imagine the surprise of  our people at tlie attitude of the French  ministry. Bryan, we were told, Avas a  low fellow; he was a "'repudiator "���a  "fifty-cent dollar" man ; but here is a  French government working quietly for  a forty-five-cent, dollar, for a ratio of 1  to 157, and our press, in dumb surprise,  has not yet found any adjectives.  It is strange that the member of this  cabinet from whom the least was hoped,  Sir Michael Beach, the eliancellor of the  exchequer, isappaently the most anxious  of all to help tilings forward to a speedy  settlement; while on the other hand that  member Avliose speeches in the past have  done the most to arose public opinion  here, to the great dangers impending, is  today making all the trouble within the  cabinet. Prefer to ('oschen, avIio Avas  the chancellor of the exchequer in Lord  Salisbury's former government. It was  this same Air. Ooschen who, when representing this government at the monetary  conference in Paris in 1S7S, said:  "The general effect which would be  made on every hand to get rid of the  white metal might occasion the greatest  disorders in tlie economic world and produce a crisis more disastrous that any  within the memory of men."  It was be also who described the gold  mono-nietalic theory as "mischevious "  and "' I'topian." It is not amazing that  when by consent of other nations, Ave  are to have gold here, if we rigidly demonetize gold in India, making India  still the free silver "sink"���is it not  amazing that Mr. ('oschen, who has  brought us till to. recognize the shoals  we are running on. should now be, apparently unnerved and vascillating: determined to discover,imaginary dillicul-  ties and to invent dangers'.'  Bimetalism at 1 to lo1-.,! That is  rupee exchanges at ten to the sovereign ;  the tael and the yen and all the exchanges with 800,0110,000 of Asiatics  deprived of the present gold premium  of 1(10 per cent. This seems too good to  be true. Commercially it means a neAv  heaven and a new earth; a far better  world tomorrow for till the white races.  It is better not to anticipate such blessing as near at hand: but I do feel, after  a period of despondency, that perhaps  the very last chapters' |of this strange  history of financial anarchy, Avhich  dates back to Is?:-', are even now being  Avritten.  Anacortes, which was a dead boom  town until a year ago, when the establishment of several canneries resuscitated it, bad a short panic recently when  nearly all the cannery bauds quit at  once lor the Klondike. Wages went up  Avith a jump.  A reception Avas given Tuesday evening in the Methodist church, by the  Ladies Aid, in Mrs. Powell, wife'of the  Rev. Powell. A vocal and instrumental  program was rendered and refreshments served, to the enjoyment of a.  large gal boring. A  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 2, 1897.  Fourth Yeas.  A SERMON ON SILVER  Given From ''Zion's Watch Tower"  Last October.  THE PROPHECY OF SAINT JAMES.  How   Canada,    Outside   of   Her    White  Metal, is Deeply Interested In  The  Fulfillment.  What Ave ha\re to say upon the gold  and silver question, the money' question, will be seen to he lifted altogether  out of the realm of politics, and not designed to make one solitary vote for  either party���believing* that God has  decreed the overthrow of present institutions in the very calamities in which  the exercise of their oavii worldly Avis-  doAv and selfishness shall Involve them!  HoAvever, in the financial developments  of recent years we see the beginning of  a marked fulfillment of prophecy which  must not be overlooked or passed by-  unnoticed. We refer to theiprophecy of  the Apostel James (5,1-6):  counter no such competition, or one so  insignificant as to be easily overcome.  Indian wheat- to-day brings about  S1.20 per bushel (silver),as against SI.10  (sliver) in 1878; and if the United States  and Europe had not (from 1872 to 1878)  taken from silver the monetary standing it has enjoyed from the "earliest  dawn of history,* our United States and  Canadian wheat would all along have  brought the same or better prices,being  of superior quality. The difficulty with  the United States Farmers' receipts  from their wheat is that this nation is  doing business on a gold basis; and so  the SI. 10 to $1.20 per bushel (the steady  price of Avheat, the Avorld's staple food,  in silver, the world's money**), when  converted into gold, fell gradually Avith  the price of silver ��� and .the latter de-  Ereciated because of legislative action  y the principal governments of the  world. The same influence affected  cotton:"it. is   still Avorth  ten   cents a  Eoivnd in silver in India, and. would  e bringing more in the United States  if gold and'silver Avere again on a parity ; because our cotton is of superior  quality.  GAN'ADA SHAKES IX  IT.  demand than gold at the 16 to 1 ratio,  and continued so until 1874. nearly a  year after the conspiracy to ruin it had  accomplished its Avork by securing laAvs  prohibiting its coinage in Holland, the  United States and Germany���in Holland  in 1872, in Germany  in 1872-1873, and in  Go to now, ye rich men. Avcep and howl for  your miseries which shall come upon you. Your  riches arc corrupted, and your garments are  moth-eaten. Your gold and silver is cankered;  , and the rnst of them shall he a witness against  you, and shall eat your flesh as it.,were lire. Ye  nave heaped treasure together for the last days.  Hitherto Ave have contented ourselves  Avith a general application of this prophecy to our day and the approaching-  trouble, Avhich" -will fall Avitli special  severity upon the rich. The particulars  of the "fourth verse of this prophecy  reads: "Behold'that hire, which'you  fraudulently 'withheld from those laborers who harvested your fields, cries out;  and the loud cries of the reapers have  entered the ears of the Lord of armies."  Here special reference is made to a  very large class of the toiling population of the Avorld, the food producers;  and" to some great fraud practiced  against these specially.  But is this reprimand spoken against  the farm owners? Does it signify that  they have been defrauding their farm  hands of their Avages? or do the words  apply to another class -who are defrauding the farming- population in general  out of their legitimate earnings ? Let us  see.  NOT OVERPRODUCTION.  For centuries the farmers have been  properly considered the conservative  element of society. More cautious than  the laboring, mechanical and clerical  classes, they move more slowly, and  thus have tided over many a political  crisis, in Europe as Avell as the United  States. Accustomed to moderate toil  and moderate remuneration, farmers  have been very generally the representatives of justice and contentment, and  have been so regarded. But a change  has come, or is coming, OA'er the affairs  and attitude of farmers throughout  Christendom. Althoug-h they have  profited soineAvhat by the mechanical  inventions of our day, they find themselves retrograding, financially, especially during" the past four years.  This applies, not merely to one section, but in general to all parts of  so-called Christendom. What is the  trouble? The ansAver given is: Overproduction has caused a decline in  price so great that the business is unprofitable ; and many who- are handicapped with debts, (interest, etc., ha.ve  lost, or are in danger of losing", their  farms, etc. But avIiv do not farmers  abandon crops that are not profitable in  favor of other crops for Avhich there is a  greater demand ? The answer is, they  have done this, especially for the past  three ;years, Avith the result that all  crops -ire depressed in price ; and since  debts must if possible be met, the unprofitable crops are increased in the  vain hope of a good year of good prices,  Avhieh Avould make iip past deficiences  and clear off debts.  But is it true that there is an overproduction ? Are large stocks of grain and  cotton being stored away annually,  representing- such an overplus ? No;  the amounts carried over are so moderate as to cause apprehension of a famine  if the crop should be short one season  in the United States or India or Russia.  It has been just so for years���plenty  generally, but comparatiA'ely little to  carry over to the next year. Why,  then, is it that overproduction is claimed, and blamed for the great decline in  prices ?   May there not be some other  These misfortunes of the United  States farmer through the demonetization of silver are shared also by the  farmers of Canada and Europe. They,  too, have to meet the silver prices of  India and Russia, Avhile paying their  help, their taxes, their interest, etc., on  a gold basis of doubled value. Consequently, as all Avho are acquainted  with foreign affairs Iciioav, the farmers  of Europe and Canada have been groaning aloud and praying their rulers to  provide some relief" Various measures  of relief have���been discussed, but nothing satisfactory has been found; and  competition receiA'-es the Avhole blame.  Fcav except the shreAvd bankers see the  real situation; and it is to their interest  to hide truth, and, so far as possible, to  prevent the trick played upon the people from being discovered "by the people, and the conditions changed.  But Iioav came it that a measure  destined to work such havoc to the interests of the people should become the  law of eArery dvilized land?  It Avas carefully planned and gradually brought to the  point of success.  Great  Britain   is  unique  among  the  nations in that her agricultural interests are as  nothing compared to her  commercial interests.    In proportion to  her population she is the richest nation  of earth.     According  to  a   standard  work���Mulhall's Dictationary of Statistics���the wealth of the United Kingdom  of Great Britain and Ireland in 1892 was  345,745,000,000.    Much of this is invested in manufactures and shipping ; but  being of small territory, as compared  with the United States, proportionately  less is required for home railroads, etc.,  and proportionately more of it seeks  'ivestment    abroad���wherever,   profits  show themselves, combined with safety.  Hence Great Britain is unique also in  that it is a creditor nation, Avhilst most  of the nations are borroAvers.   Thus,  for instance, the United States,although  actually Avealthier, has nearly double  the population of Britain and ah immense stretch of country, mines, rail  roads, etc., and hence is a borrower.  The study of British financiers (than  whom, there are none shrewder) has  naturally been along selfish lines.  They studied and advocated, not what  Avould benefit the world as a Avhole, but  what would benefit their little corner of  it; and not either the interests of their  little islands, but specially, if not  wholly, their own interests as'financiers,  ���money lenders. But in all this, be it  remembered, they did no different from  Avhat many others avouIc! have done if  they had possessed the vantage ground  of money to lend and brains to guide  them in" loaning it to their OAArn best  the United States February 12, 1873.  But so potent is the influence of the  United States in the A\rorld's finances  that all efforts to degrade silver without  her aid must have failed; for she is at  once the greatest luxury purchaser and  the greatest staples seller among the  nations. Hence it is not surprising to  learn that���  In 1872, silver being demonetized in Germany,  England and Holland, a capital of ��100.000 (��500,  000) was raised, and  Ernest Seyd  was sent to this  country with this fund as agent for foreign bondholders to effect this same object.  The official records of Congress tinder  date April 9, 1872, say;  , Ernest Seyd, of London, a distinguished writer  and hullionist, has given great attention to the  subject of mint and coinage. After having examined the first draft of this bill [for the demonetization of silver], he made various sensible  suggestions, which the committee adopted and  embodied in the bill.  Mr. Frederick A. Luckenbach at  Denver, Colorado, made affidavit that  he first becamce acquainted -.with Mr.  E. Seyd in London in 18S5, reneAving  his acquaintance almost ever year; and  "upon each occasion became" his guest  at one or more times, joining his family  at dinner or other meals." In February, 1874, Avhile at dinner at Mr. Seyd's  house, the conversation turned . upon  the rumored, corruption in the British  Parliament, and Mr. Seyd then told Mr.  Luckenback that "he (Seyd) could relate facts : about the corruption of the  American Congress that Avould place it  far ahead of the English Parliament in  that line." After dinner Mr. Seyd took  Mr. Luckenbach aside, and after making him pledge his honor not to relate  AAdiat he AAras about to say, made this  statement: ,  I went to America in the winter of 1872-1873,  authorized to secure, if I could, a bill demonetizing sih'er. It was to tlie interest of ithose I represented���the governors of the Bank of England���  to have it done, I took with me ��100,000 sterling,  with instructions that if it was not sufficient to  accomplish the obiect to draw for another ��100,-  000, or as much as was necessary.  betAveen these facts and the prophecy  of the Apostle James (5 1-9), a literal  translation.  We need not particularise the evidences Avhich ...'prove- that our day of  Avealth-accumulation is here graphically described. Many even of the rich  and great of, this world see distinctly  the approach of socialism and ultimately of anarchy, which, by overthroAvlng  the present social structure, Avill wreck  the fortunes which consists of bonds,  mortgages, etc., and from fear lead to  the discarding of rich apparel, and to  the secreting of Avealth. All avIio are  ���awake can see these things hastening  toward us, and they are hoav probably  less than fifteen years distant. Although Ave have referred frequently to  this prophecy during the past tAvehty-  three years, we have until iioav felt some-  Avhat "perplexed to know. Avhat ''mighty  question Avould turn the large majority  of conservatives into a minority, permitting the social order to fallbefore  anarchy as the Scriptures clearly indicate ; but noAAr all is clear as Ave Avitness  in the affairs of our day the plain fulfillment of this very explicit prophecy.  The farming element, hitherto the bulwark of society, its guarantee against  anarchy, is suddenly arousing and cry  a^/^/%^^^/^%^^^^%^^^%^^/%^1%. w*/&ww*%.<%&%^,'y  The  Windsor  Eestaurant  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  Silvery Slocan.  ���>%*%/%%'  IN NEW DENVER,:  It was in operation when  v  *  This affidavit by Mr. Luckenbach  Avas made after the" death of Mr. Seyd,  on May 6, '92. before the clerk of the  Supreme Court of Colorado.  LOB11IED AVITH GREAT CUNNING.  The silver demonetization bill, when  before Congress, Avas skillfully handled, and its real object and intended  effect Avere not appreciated, apparently,  by many Congressmen, avIio have so declared since. Senator Beck, in a speech  before the Senate January 16, 1878,  said: "It (the bill demonetizing silver)  never was understood by either House  of Congress. I say that with full knowledge of facts. No newspaper, reporter  ���and they are the most vigilant men I  ever sa\v' in obtaining  information���  advantage.  THAT FINANCIAL CONSPIRACY'.  These financiers as early as 1798 seem  to have conceived the idea of separating gold and silver, and as sih'er A\ras  in use by the masses of the AA'orld and  could  not  be  moved by  them, thev  adopted  gold  as their standard;   and  have sought  influence at work:  THE  INFLUENCE OP SILVER.  Yes;-it is becoming more and more  manifest that there is another influence  at work besides that of supply and demand, and that it has been affecting  prices for some years Avith' a steadily  downward tendency. For instance, the  price of cotton in. 1878 Avas 11 cents per  pound. Since then it has steadily declined to 7 cents in 189-1:. The price of  Avheat in the samp, period (witli sonic  fluctuations in years of foreign shortage  and famine) has steadily declined from  $1 HO per bushel in 1878 to (il. cents in  1894. These. tAvo items (Avheat and cotton) constitute the chief items of the  United States' exports; consequently  such heavy declines in values mean a  great loss of Avealth to the United States  as a Avhole people ; but to the farmer it  means Avorse���to him it means the loss  of all profit and scarcely a liviiig- for  his family and help.  But it will be noticed that other farm  products have not suffered so great a  a decline, and the difference may afford  a clue to the reason of the decline in  these tAvo staples. We account for this  difference between the farm products  Avhich have more than held their oavu  doAvn to 1S94 (viz., corn, rye, oats,  tobacco, beef, pork) and those Avhich  suffered a, decline of one. hundred per  cent,, during that period ('viz.. Avheat-  and cotfoni thus : The former Avere not-  affected by the dec-line of the value of  sih-er during the period named and the  latter wore affected by it. and fell and  rose in price���barring minor fluctuations incident to supply, and demand.  But Iioav could the price of silver  affect the two principal staples of our  land and not affect the others? We answer : Because our Avheat and cotton  are sold in competition Avith the Avheat  and cotton of silver standard countries,  while  the  other  products   named  from then until noAV they  to degrade silver. Their efforts Avere  unavailing, hoAvever, until 1873 ; until  then sih'er not only held its oavii, but  the world, oyer really had a greater  pupchasing power than gold at the 16  to 1 ratio.  The United States Chdl Avar Avas encouraged by British financiers, avIio  made Arast fortunes out of the; necessities of that hour ; and long experience  having made them masters of the arts  and mysteries of national finances  (Avhile others Avere as yet novices), they  prepared and laid plans to make even  greater profits out of the close of hostili-  tiesand the returning prosperity. Their  method of operation Avas co-operation ;  they advised and influenced American  bankers ; and avo must admit that some  of their purely selfish advice was as  good as could be found at the time, and  under those trying circumstances.  The first step or these financiers Avas  to luive the United States government  stop issuing- legal tender notes, "greenbacks," upon Avhich no interest Avas  paid, and instead to issue larger notes  bearing interest,called "bonds." These  the National banks could purchase and  dnnv interest on and use as a basis for  their notes. Thus the gOA'crnmcnt debt  Avould be controlled "by the British  money hinders and their American  allies and agents.  After the United States war of the  rebellion, and the Franco-Prussian Avar,  British financiers, noting the- fact that  tAvo rich nations (the United States and  France) Avere heavily in debt, thought  it an opportune time to make a breach  betAveen g-old and silver, and sought  the co-operation of bankers in other  nations, especially in the United States  and Germany, to have the single gold  standard adopted, or if this could not  be done, to at least stop the coinage of  sih'er at the then recognized ratio,  about 16 to 1.  A  LARGE  CORRUPTION  FUND.  British financiers, as Ave have seen,  had long tried to part gold and silver  by refusing to recognize silver at home  aiid in the colonies of Canada and Australia : but this did not aA-ail; sih-er being a standard in the Arast majority of  the nations of the  Avorld,  Avas more in  "Silver money was llie only money standard of  the Jewish nation Gold was then treated as merchandise���as precious stones���ami fluctuated in  price accordingly. All values were measured hy  silver standard, as they still are except m Eurou'e  and the United States.  "More than one-half the ]ieople of the world  still cecognizc silver as their standard ; and where  it lias been donr/metized, the people, the masses,  as they awake to the situation, are crying out to  ell-1 have it remoneti/.cd.  discovcred that it had Been done."  The very title of the bill Avas misleading ":    "An  Act .Revising   the   LaAvs  Relath'e to the Mint, Assay Officers and  Coinage of the United States;" and the  demonetization of silver ..was hidden by  (1) the provisions of Section 14, that a  gold dollar should thence "be the unit  of value;" and (2) by Section 15, which  defines and specifies the silver coins,*-  but   entirely  omits   to   mention    the  "standard" silver dollar.   The Act of  June 22, 1874, finished the killing of the  "standard"  silver  dollar   without   so  much as naming it, by simply providing  that no other coins than those mentioned in the Act of 1873 should be minted.  And President U.S. Grant,whose signature made the act a law, it is said did  not knoAv of its character, and so declared four   years after,  when the effect  began to be apparent.   Indeed, feAv but  the long-headed "financiers" took-much  notice of specie, as the nation had not  yet resumed specie payments, and this  was supposed to be a "helpful preparatory step in that direction.  The present extreme depression of  silver, and of all commodities sold on a  silver basis, came very gradually���for  tAAro reasons. (1) It required time and  manipulation to depress sih'er, a commodity still in g-reat demand by more  than lone-half the Avorld's population.  (1) Silver mine OAvners and others  directly interested,tog*ether with'statesmen who foresaAv the coming evil,  pressed their arguments so forcibly in  Congress that expedients Avere resorted  to by the United States Government,  sucli as the Remonetization act of 1878^  and the Silver Purchasing act of 1890.  But expedients Avere found impracticable. Silver must either be a money  Avith full, equal poAver Avith gold as  legal tender, or else it must be considered a merchantable commodity like  diamonds, wheat, etc., and be subject to  fluctuations according to supply and  demand ; and Avhen in 1S93 the'last of  these expedients Avas repealed, sih'er at  once dropped to one-half the price of  gold, and all the evils of its demonetization were felt to their full in 1895, except as the consequent panic may be  far-reaching,prog"i*essive and enduring.  ing", out that it is being robbed by  legislath'e enactments; and it is preparing* to assert its rights.  Without as yet clearly realizing the  fraud practiced on them"by "Shylock,"  the farmers are nevertheless impressed  that the demonetization of silver has  something to do .with the woes which  are causing them to cry out. The present political revolution is, therefore, by  all odds the most important factor yet  discerned in the division and concentration of the forces for "the battle of the  great day of God Almighty."  THE TIME OF FULFILLMENT.  It may be Avell here to remind our  readers'again that Ave are not expecting  immediate anarchv. We expect spurts  of business revival on present and still  more depressed levels,, interspersed  Avith more and more frequent panicky  spasms, labor troubles and expedients,  until finally, probably betAveen 1908 and  1912, the Avealthy and comfortable Avill  represent about "one per cent, and the  discontented, hopelessly poor about  ninety-nine per cent, of "the population  of "Christendom;" and** then, Avhile  "Shylock" sits upon the safety-valve,  the great and aAvful explosion'may be  expected. The interim of time "Shylock" Avill spend in heaping together  still greater treasures than he iioav possesses, and in operating* his present  fraudulent financial system or its equivalents, AA'hile he hears, unmoved by  either justice or pity, louder and ye"t  louder the cries of the oppressed victims  of his greed in every nation. Surely  the divine judgment against this-class  is but a just retribution. "Vengeance  is mine, I Avill repay, saith the Lord."  Yet in wrath ! the Lord Avill remember  mercy ; and the Aveeping and lamenting  and loss Avill Avork out ultimate good,  Ave trust, to many.  Was turned against the country, and, noAV thatjthe  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  ... . A place where any  . ... appetite can be satiated.  COME .EARLY AND. AVOID THEIRUSH.  Jacobson & Co.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. 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And iioav, after Avhat may appear a  lengthy account of this great fraud (but  not too' lengthy,AA'ebelieA-e,to proA-ethat  it has been a systematic conspiracy to  defraud the people in the interest of  "Shylock"), Ave come to the connection  Two 10x15 job  bers; one a Gordon and the other  an Excelsior, now  called the Eclipse.  Contains all the famous  liquors of the present day.  The cigars are from reliable  makers and give out, when  in action, an aroma that  scents the immediate atmosphere with an odor that is  pleasing to the olfactories of  man.  In the billiard room of this  hotel the ivory spheres can  be set in motion whenever  the public desires it.  ANGUS McGILLIVRAY  J.R.&B.GameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing'  ���: in the :���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailors Rvi.  R. T. LOWERY.  TjAURNISHED  ROOMS  By Day or Week.  s^ps at THfLEE FOEKS & SANDON  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,   B. C.  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THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBERS, 1897.  o  O  ���f��-a"��">-������"*MWiHW>^g*'����^��"��'��*o>^  i Ttenns * Genei-aT interest-1  Captain Fitzstubbs has been gazetted  as warden of the provincial jail at Nelson.  The C. P. B. traffic* receipts for the  Aveek ending Aug. 21st Avere $305,000,  against $403,000 for the same Aveek last  vear.  Company has  for permission  Ashcroft Avith  The   Ashcroft Water  made formal application  to supply   the town  of  water.  The Kingston NeAA's publishes a report that the Hon. Win. Harty, the  Minister of Public Works, is about to  retire from the Ontario Cabinet.  Robert Kobertson,' of Compton, Que.,  has been appointed Superintendent of  the Experimental Farm in jSTOA*a Scotia  in place of Mr. Forrester, dismissed.  Sir Donald Smith, the Canadian High  Commissioner, who Avas raised to the  peerage during the Jubilee festivities,  has been officially gazetted as Baron  Strathcona and Mount Royal.  The Ncav Westminster Gas Company is  to be officially "avouihI up," in accordance AA'ith the provisions of this class of  legislation, and application will at once  be made to the courts for the appoint-  merit of a receiArer.  A. S. Black has been named as returning officer for the first election to (ill the  offices of Mayor and councillors of the  city of Greenwood, in the place of Robert  Wood aa'Iio is unable to act. Mr. Wood  will be a candidate for Mayor.  Vice-President Shaughnessy, of the  C.P.R., said at Rossland last Aveek: "It  has been definately settled to 'have the  Canadian Pacific raihvay connect with  Rossland in some form or other. It only  remains to settle the final details."  Chief Commissioner Martin was made  a fuss of by the people of Grand Forks  last week, and in return he promised  that immediately he reached Victoria he  Avould recommend the building of two  bridges in the A'icinity of Grand Forks.  Sir Donald Smith has sent a splendid  statue of Her Majesty to the Montreal  Royal Victoria Hospital. He will doubtless haA-e his neAv titles sculptured on its  base, so that people may guess in after  ages who Victoria was by what she did.  A well-known woman, in Toronto died  last week, and the fact that she had no  funeral caused a sensational scandal.  All there was to it was that she had  Avilled her body to the Women's Medical  College, and it had been taken there  secretly the night she died.  The United States syndicate has finally  closed negotiations for the purchase of a  portion of the well-known McGregor  farm, on the outskirts of Chatham, Ont.,  with the view of re-opening the one-time  famous mineral springs, alloAA-ed to fall  into desuetude some years ago. If the  A\Tater can again be reached a large sanitarium Avill be built on the property.  Mr. A. M. Beattie, the well-known  tOAvnsite agent, is in town. He has just  returned from Seattle and other coast  cities, and says Seattle and Victoria are  Klondike crazy, Avhile Vancouver is considerably excited, and all are scrambling to supply provisions and outfits to  the adArenturers, who now number over  10,000. Mr. Beattie thinks that Revelstoke, Robson and Rosebery will be three  very important commercial centres in  Kootenay.���Revelstoke Herald.  The meeting of the British Association  at Toronto does not seem to have been a  remarkable success, so far as attendance  is concerned. Only 1,322 members attended, which is the smallest muster for  seventeen years. The attendance for the  past ten years has been as folloAA-s: 1887,  Manchester, 3,838: 1888, Bath, 1,984;  1889; Newcastle, 2,437; 1890, Leeds,  1,775; 1891, Cardiff, 1497; 1892, Edinburgh, 2,070; 1893, Nottingham, 1,661;  1894, Oxford, 2,321; 1895,|IpsAvich, 1,324;  1896, Liverpool, 3,181.  The Dominion GoA'ernment has decided to extend the preferential tariff to the  following countries: Argentine Republic, Austria-Hungary, Bolivia, Colombia,  Denmark, Persia, Russia, SAveden, Tunis,  Venezuela, and Switzerland. The reciprocal clause Avas already extended^ to  Germany and Belgium, and France was  entitled to it by a Dominion statute.  Outside of France, Belgium, and Germany, the loss of revenue to Canada by  the extension of the benefits of the preferential tariff Avill be very small.  Avere a sight to behold when they returned. They looked like they had a  bad case of measles."  The London Times says: The development of gold mining in Klondike, of  AA'hich Ave haA-e heard sp much during  the last few days, is only one among the  circumstances which have of late conspired to place Canada in the forefront  of Imperial interests.  The Western Mining World says it is  willing to send any good, reliable man to  Klondike, with the understanding that  he pays his own expenses and gives it  half of everything he.finds. This liberal  offer is based on the success achieved by  a man who hired several men to gather  drift Avood from the Missouri river, by  giving them half they got out.'  A cable dispatch from England says :  The Klondike Company is asking prospectors, aa'Iio are desirous of accompanying the pioneer expedition, to deposit  ��1,000 before starting, for the purpose  of meeting ordinary expenses of the  journey. , A number of unreliable exploration and .'development companies  are being started in London and at  different parts of Great Britain, the outcome of the reports .about fabulous  Avealth in the Klondike country.  Residents of Juneau, Alaska, are in  earnest over the proposed Yukon Min  ing, Trading- and Transportation Company to construct a railroad from Takau  inlet to Lake Teslin, a distance of 130  miles, The company also contemplates  a road up the beach from Takau to  Juneau, a distance of 29 miles. The  Yukon Mining, Trading and Transportation Company is capitalized at S3,000,-  000. During the past Avinter the  company has reeeiA-ed all the necessary  chacters from the United States, British Columbia and 'Dominion govern-  in ents.  The Canadian goA'erninent has submitted formal proposals to the United  States goA'erninent to establish communication AA'ith the Klondike region  by the construction of a telegraph line  from the head of winter navigation on  the Lynn canal ,into, the centre of the  Klondike district. The proposals have  been taken under advisement.  Residents of Ashcroft, Cariboo, are  raising funds for an exploratory siirA'ey  for a route from that tOAvn to Telegraph  creek, at Stickeen rtvei", a distance of  650 miles by land and water���a trip  often made by Cariboo miners going to  the Cassiar mines and by Hudson Bay  trails. It offers, so many belieA'e, a  good all-Canadian route to the Yukon.  When in   Vancouver stop at  Manor House.  the  t  ??cked off the D^p-  S|       SilVePton Dracj Stofe  The Standard  Petf cimes  Of the Wofld.  Lubin's Jockey Club  Atkinson's White Rose  Seely's Ylang Ylang  Rogers & Gallet's Peau d'Espagne  and others of the best.  The Poorman mine at Rossland, which  has been closed since the War Eagle  deal, Avill shortly resume operations.  Byron White, of the Slocan Star,..was  in Grand Forks district last Aveek and  paid a visit to some properties up the  North Fork of Kettle river, oAvned by  W. O'Connors and others.  The wagon road up the north fork of  the IllecilleAvaet to the Waverley mine  is almost completed. The most difficult  part of construction Avas in the first few  miles through the canyon.  Three Avell knoAvn properties on  Hardy mountain, Grand Forks, are being  surveyed preparatory to the issue of a  eroAvn grant. They are the Babe, Monte Carlo and American Eagle.  King"   of  standing army  Prime Minister  The Rossland Miner reports another  strike in the Little Giant mine on Lookout mountain. A neAv ledge has been  uncovered Avhich assays $70.27 in gold  Avith no tests for copper or sih*er.  John Cobledick, a representative of  English capitalists, has bonded a group  of claims near Kamloops. These are,  .Blue Bird Fraction, $8000; Josie, $3000;  the Neighbor and the Champion Fraction, $6,000.  Timbuetoo ��� Where's   mv  -'?  Lying on its arms,  your Majesty. l:  Kin" of Timbucto���Tell it to stand  up.   What do I pay it for?"  The Vivians of Swansea, /Vales, the  smelter men, ha\-e bought a mine near  the townsite of Goldrock, for which they  paid $50,000 and a one-fifth interest in  the property. They are iioav putting  in machinery and Avill build a stamp  mill this fall.  The St. Elmo mine, one of-the leading  properties of Christina Lake, was bonded  by the Hon. Joseph Martin, ex-member  of parliament, and Smith Curtis, barrister of Rossland, for $50,000. The  mine was owned, by A. L.Hutchinson,  of the Christina lake district, and is a  high grade proposition.  The output of the WitAvatersrand  mines for June was 251,529 crude oz.  gold. This is the highest ever reported,  exceeding the production for May by  3,224 oz. It is greater by 57,S89oz. than  that for June of last year. For the half-  year ending with June the production  in crude ounces has not been as low for  three years past.  Wm. Robertson, of Montreal, avIio has  just returned home from a trip through  the Kootenays with his son, a mining  engineer, says of the Rossland camp  that it is useless for a man Avith a feAv  thousand dollars to invest them in a  mine in that country, as the preliminary expenses  are  enormous,   eA'en  in a  mine that eA-entually pays; and whether  it pays or not after all, it is quite a  chance of course.  Here is the latest mining joke from  Fort Steele. A property there Avas  offered to a company in Avhich certain  Golden people are interested. The company's expert visited the property and  after due inspection recommended its  bond. When the company started de-'  A-elopment Avork'it could find nothing to  deA'elope, and now threatens to sue the  original holder for a refund of the cash  paid down on the ground that he sold  them a claim on Avhich there was no  mineral in place.���Golden Era.  The Cariboo Hydraulic Company,  which made a cleanup of over $72,000,  Avill soon be ready to make another of  about the same amount, and -will probably Avash about $200,000 this season.  The Horsefly Hydraulic Company, after  Avashing for the' first vear, in Avhich it  took out $65,000, found that there Avas  too much cement in the ground for successful operations by this method,has put  in a 10 stamp mill, which started July  10th, and crushes 120 tons a day.  Pat���O'iin thot thirsty thot if oi hod a  bucket a a" beer, shure' oi'd dhrink th'  Avhole av it, barrin' th' sup oi'd lave fcr  yez, Moike.  Mike���Faith, an' oi'd think yez could  afford* to Lrve me th'half avit, seein'  there's no chance aA' vex haA'in'. thot  same bucketful, Pat.  The Craigtown camp, on the North  Fork of the salmon, is said to be active  just inoAV, AA'ith much steady deA*elop-  ment work g'oing on. The Porto Rico,  Avhich was bonded for $52,500 some time  ago, has contracted for a Avagon road to  the Nelson & Fort Shepard railroad for  $5,500. In. the newspaper reports from  this locality the Mannamead has been  classed for some months among "other  promising properties." Shareholders  must be getting as tired of this as the  race horse OAvner Avhose animal is continually quoted as "also ran."  The floating population of this country  engaged in the mining business numbers, according" to an estimate giA'en  offhand by the Dominion statistician to  be* 30,000"souls. They are nomadic in  their habits. When* there is precious  metal to be found in one section of the  country they are there to get it. These  are the men avIio flocked from different  parts of the pacific coast to Rossland  during- the last couple of seasons, and  many of them are iioav en route for the  Klondike. They lieA'cr remain any  length of time in' the one locality. The  majority of the number have comparatiA'ely little money. A feAv ha Are struck  it rich and became Avealthy by comparative luck.  The other pebble on the beach is the  Trail Blazer cigar.  The best Toilet Powders,  Puffs, Toilet Waters,  Finest Toilet Soaps  Creams, Etc.  Lilac Cream is unsurpassed  by any toilet article.  Drugs and Stationery  fe =s=     SIUA/ERTOfl. B.  G.        R. O. JVLRTHESOIM, PpopPietof  ^23SSS��323SSS3SS����S3S3S3 S3 S5 S  The Job-  reem  of  Th6 Ledge  /Cs  I KTondfKeB-JdaetonTce f  A Seattle man is quoted as saving of  the Klondike district: "It will be hell  in tA\'o volumes, bound in calf."  Joseph Perrier, an Aylmer (Ont.)  youth, took paris green because his parents AA-ould not alloAV him toleaA-e for the  Klondike.  Capt. D. C. Kingman, avIio Avas one of  the party that took possession of old  Fork Yukon for the United States government, is iioav residing at Chattanooga, Tenn.  Captain'Jack Crawford, "The Poet  Scout," has organized the Captain Jack  CraAvford Alaska Prospecting and Mi  ing Corporation and announces that he  Avill personally lead a. party of miners  into the Arctic regions.  A Kansas man avIio couldn't go to the  Klondike stayed at home and committed  suicide, thereby serving the same purpose at much less expense.���St. Paul  Pioneer Press.  The following characteristic item appears in a recent issue of the Sitka  .Matlean : "A. H. Solberg and Mi*. Mc-  Mullan went out to the" Poverty lode  last Monday but Avere dm*en off by  mosquitoes and gnats. Although they  Avere not .10 minutes on the ground thev  Is the finest west of the Red River  ...... The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay, and can do  finer work than  any print shop  west of Lake Superior.     There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered, The Ledge is  lower than any. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail, express, freight or  pack train   If you are in the Slocan metropolis call in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, oralloAvthe cyclone  caused by our fast cylinder press to bloAV your plug hat out ot the  rear tunnel. Come in folks Avhen you have any job printing to  do, or cash thai; is too heavy to carry, and wc will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.    Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  And you  will feel as though  you were having1  a Holiday in  Paradise, ^m^mkmk  The smoke  from the h  BLAZE  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a neAv house, with neAv furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar lias tlie best goods in the  market. ' ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Will be seen in  many mountain saloons  before the hills are  much older^^^^^^v^ A  THE LEDG-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 2, 1897.  Fourth Yeah-  The Ledge.  Published every Thursdiiy.  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months *? .7f-  Six "  1.25  Twelve " ���  -'���<*  Thkek years ���  5.00  Transient Advertising, ���-'") cents jxt line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.'  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  Distriet and communications upon live topics  always 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 Ave will do the rest.  TEURSDAY,  SEPT. 2, 1897.  LEAD   STILL   GOING   UP.  Latest advices from NeAv York as  to lead show that while refiners are  slow to enter the market consumers  are buying* more freely and higher  prices are being generally established.    The   foreign   market has  also  continued   to   advance.    This  is  of  peculiar interest to the Slocan, whose  wet ores are eagerly sought for by the  smelter men of the United States for  their fluxing properties, and thus are  treated in the competition for them at  extremely   low rates,    But  freight  tariffs are a heavy tax upon the lead  of this locality,  and Avhat Ave most  earnestly need are smelters and refineries of our OAvn.    The saving on  freights and  the avoidance   of  the  United States duty on lead ores A\*ould  bring up the profits on lead so that  they would fully compensate for the  fluctuations in silver.  And the profit from silyer   itself  might be largely increased by the  action of our government.   As Vice-  President Shaughnessy, of the C. P. R.,  says in an intervieAv with The Ledge  published   in   another  column,   Ave  must not only have our own smelters  and refineries,   but our oavh mints to  use up a goodly portion of our silver  product.  And he believes the present  government is sufficiently interested  in the development of the Slocan to  take action in the matter.    What is  needed,  as he says,   is earnest cooperation. A strong showing of public  sentiment in favor of Canada minting  her own silver, and of increasing the  volume of  currency so that Ave no  longer have to continually circulate  the coins of Uncle Sam, Avould make  the task of the government an easy  one.  The Ledge has started this minting  question, and will hammer away at  it until it knocks the spots out of the  spread eagle currency of debased  origin and value, and gets in its place  a silver money that Canadians will  not be ashamed to handle. To this  end, as Mr. Shaughnessy wisely observes, co-operation is necessary, and  we ask the aid of all our readers, and  of every newspaper in the Dominion  that is honest and fearless in its desire  for the public good.  reports of the richness of the Klondike  will be confirmed."  The management is careful to have  its offices in. New'York and Phili-  delphia, and none in Seattle, where  the head ot the directors is so well-  known.  The extensive field of J. H. Mc-  Graw's operations shoAvs that there is  nothing small about the ex-governor  and ex-sheriff. "British Columbia,  the Klondike and the Yukon river"  ought to satisfy the most exacting  contributor to the $5,000,000 "fully  paid up'1 fund, which John H. modestly solicits as folloAvs:  ' 'This company is formed to explore  and develop the gold fields of British  Columbia, including the Cariboo district and the Klondike district at the  headA\-aters of the Yukon River.  Shares of its capital stock are offered  to the public at"par���$1.00 per share.  There are no promoter's shares. No  pfficer or director, or any one otherwise interested, can obtain his stock  without paying for it, in full, at the  regular subscription rate. Thus  every dollar paid into the company  becomes actually Avorking capital."  The latter part of the clause on  promoters'.shares reads well to the  uninitiated. All others know how  such shares can be paid for in "services rendered" by a self-appointed  gang of scheming promoters who are  engaged in the life long service of  fleecing the unwary.  The foregoing is but one of a host  of advertised companies of scheming  politicians on bath sides of the line,  some of whom profess to have land  concessions from the Canadian gov  ernment.   This concession of mining  land is a matter upon Avhich the Canadian people cannot be informed too  early.     When the   working   miner  arrives at the Klondike he may dis  cover, as he would in Cariboo to-day,  that the eyes of the placer fields are  picked out and alloted  to schemers  who never had a pick and shovel in  their hands, and the prospector who  goes on to the Klondike may be told  to "move on" because the creek or  river is leased to some chartered company for a term of years, and when  the bone-fide miner has used up his  boots and grub in the vain search for  a claim that has not been gobbled up  by  the big companies,   he may be  glad to work for such pittance as the  consolidated corporations may conde-  vacillated with  every breeze;   but  when the bough broke baby Jackson  was thrown' out and   the cradle re  rnained uninjured.  Fred Moffatt hoav  occupies it. and,  being nothing more  home, is a bait, the value of which is  evidently not underestimated by the  Hon. J. H. Turner.  The average reader of the "Kootenay papers" is unfortunatedly for the  than a journalist, he has brought it aspirations of the Turner cult, train-  doAvn to terra firma, from which posi- led to the notion that a public position  tion he will be better able to direct i is a public ^trust in which a public  its destinies than the man whose head j man should hold himself above sus-  was one day in the clouds and the j picion. Evidently the axiom that  next day in the dumps. j the government is not established for  The depressed condition of Rossland | the benefit of any one man or set of  itself has much to do with this change; i men is not in the code of Turner &  but the toAvn is simply shrinking from I Co.'s ethics, and in this new way of  the puffed up condition to the natural j thinking it is unfortunate for Turner  size that its present business warrants. & Co. that the press of Kootenay  When it gets down to cases it will be stands by the old dogmas of honesty  found that Fred Moffatt is just thej and clean hands for public men.  man for the place he occupies. He J Turner & Co. being on the inside track  is well-educated, well-connected, j of the mining lands in ' which they  gentlemanly in bearing and has good j pose as decoys,  the practical individ-  ��[OWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and   reported on for  tending* purchasers.  in  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory. Belle-  vue a\re. New Denver. B C.  judgment. No other words are necessary to emphasize the great change  that has been made in the occupant  of the editorial chair of the Rossland  Miner. We extend a hearty hand to  Mr. Moffatt.  ual miner can and does rest assured  that he is prospecting for Turner &  Co., avIio will to the best of his pritn-  erial ability see to it that the British  and American miners \yho are the  backbone ot the country's prosperity  V/rr PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S.,  ",  ASSAY OFFICES  and Chemical Laboratory.  Established 1890. Vancouver, B.C  For several years with Vivian & " Sons,  Swansea, and local representative for them.  For 5 years manager for the assayers;to the  Rio Tinto Company, London.  Canadian represents Give of the Cassel Gold  Extracting Co., Ltd., Glasgow. [Cyanide Process.]  All work personally superintended. Only  competent men employed.   No pupils rap.oive^  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  flOTELtS OF KOOTEflflV  THE NEWMARKET,  New Den ver, H. Stege  ST. JAMES.  New Denver, Angrigaon Bros.  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver. A. Jacobson & Co.  THE FILBERT.  Sandon,  HOTEL  SANDON.  Sandon,  R. Cunning  The neAv editor permitted Brother .j will get nothing that will raise them  Reavis to Avear yellow leggings, ride  a cayuse to the mines and look wise,  and go on lemonade sprees with Mr.  Heintze with the same devil-may-  care abandon that he Avas Avont to indulge with Mr. Corbin, for Jack is  something higher than a journalist-  he is a philosopher of the deepest dye.  This lasted for a short time only,  when Reavis also made his farewell  boAv to the Rossland public. He may  do something even yet, but it is  hardly to be expected that he should  surpass his past brilliant achievements as subscription editor of the  Bartholdi statue fund for' the New  York World.  above the position of a common "digger" working on;. Avages, competing  with cheap Asiatic labor, and thank-  tul foi* such small placer fractions as  may fall from the table of Turner &  Co.'s British Syndicates.  Vice-President Sliauglinessy : " I  see no reason wliy we should not mint  at least $35, OOO,OOO of silver currency  legal tender up to a specified amount,  say 95."  send to offer him.  Hon. C. Kloepfer, 31. P.: " I can sec  that to mint silver up to "$5 would not  only be a great thing for this rich silver district, hut would he a matter of  profit to the Dominion."  "A   SERMON   ON   SILVER."  ���Vice-President Shaughnessy, of the  C. P. It., at New Denver: "What  sense is there in using American silver money. "We get no Canadian coins  at all in British Columbia.".  GREASING   THE   PAT   HOG.  Judging by the advertising pages  of the New York World and the smaller fry of eastern papers, the whole of  the Klondike and the gold region on  "both sides of the great Yukon river"  are already parcelled out to the great  men who already largely own the  land and finances of this continent.  They mostly date from "Wall Street"  and their number is legion.  In their prospectuses they have  added Yukon to Klondike and British Columbia to both, until there is  nothing more in the Avay of a gold  field left to hook on to on the continent.  Thus Ave have the "Yukon Cariboo-  British     Columbia    Gold     Mining  Development Co.," Avith a capital of  Five   Million   dollars   "fully   paid.''  At the   head of the directors stands  the name of "John H. McGraw, Ex-  Governor ot the State of Washington.''  The prospectus does not state that  John II. is also an ex-sheriff of King  County, and upon  having his books  experted was proved a defaulter to  the tune of several thousand dollars  which he disgorged to save himself  from jail.    However, as John H. in  company with  his friend  "Gen." E.  M. Carr, a Seattle lawyer,   has sailed  for the Klondike, the ex-sherific Avand  will Avork  marvels for  investors  as  this extract from the  prospectus will  show:  "Tavo of our Directors, Gov. J. H.  McGraAv and Gen. E. M. Carr. sailed  for DaAVSon City, via St. Michaels,  three Aveeks ago, on the S.S. Portland.  When that vessel returns to Seattle,  within tlie next ten days, Avith upward  of $2,000,000 in gold dust, all  On another page will be found a  lengthy summary from "Zion's Watch  Tower," a religious periodical, as it's  name implies,   of a sermon published  by it during the heat of the last presidential    campaign    in   the   United  States.   Hoav strongly the prophecy  and the trend of events to its fulfill  ment   may  appeal to readers   will  probably depend upon their training,  but the facts of the- great conspiracy  of British usurers, or gold bugs, to increase their millions by impoverishing every industry of every country,  ought to be of interest to every Canadian able to read and think.   Because the United States Avas the first  to rise in the endeavor to break the  legislative shackles forged by these  foreign conspirators and corruption-  ists, people on this side have been  prone to look upon the free coinage  of silver agitation as a question in  which their OAvn interests were not  affected ; in other words, under the  dwarfing influence of paternal government they were merely curious as  to Avhat England  would do in   the  matter.   The farmers and manufacturers of Canada have suffered from  the business depression caused by the  demonitezation of silver,   Avith other  countries, and it is about time they  were alive to the real  issues  of the  question as affecting their oavii interests, and began to demonstrate their  influence in their own behalf.  KAMXOOP   CONUNDRUMS.  Kamloops is exceedingly ambitious. She determined to commemorate  the Jubilee in the most ostentatious  and at the same time unselfish manner. So she builded herself a foun.  tain, '"'which reminds one of Lord  Byron's lines about  "The horses of Venice, bought for pride,  While not a man in thc town can ride."  Vice-President Shaughnessy, ot  the C.P.R., who was in NeAv Denver  last Friday, said the Ledge was one  of the few neAvspapers that he could  always find time to read. We therefore reprint this flattering personal  notice from the Revelstoke Herald in  order that he may not miss it: ' 'The  item w'th regard to the interview last  Monday on railway matters at Donald  should have read 'Mr. Shaughnessy  instead of'Supt. Duchesna}^.'  Grant Go van paid a rather back  handed compliment to Revelstoke the  other day when he termed it the Clap-  ham Junction of Kootenay.    Still, he  didn't know any better.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  -*- No. 71,  w. ���fv.m:.  Meets every Saturday night. ,  C.McNICHOLLS,    President  CHAS.  BRAND, Secretary.  F.  G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  Fountains are philanthropic fads  that have their uses .where the per  centage of population is calculated to  the square foot. But in Kamloops,  what excuse is there for such outlay ?  Does any grown person of Kamloops  of the male sex take water ? Is the  whole male population in the predicament of poor Lazarus ?  An immense assortment of furniture,  loAver than Coast prices, at CroAvley's,  Ncav Denver. Freight paid on orders  to Sandon and all Slocan Lake points, f  ]��.E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Buckley  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks, J. S Reeder  AsSflVE^S OF B. G.  LEVI   SMITH,  Silverton.  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  J.  Silverton.  M. M. BENEDUM,  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  G  AVILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,        -      -  B 0  A     DRISCOLL, C. E.,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  FRANK  Slocan City.  DICK,  Slocan City.  QM. W00DW0RTH, M.A., LL.B.  c-NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCER, Etc,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIL and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface and  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims sur.  yeyed and reported upon.     Kaslo, B.C  *-*^-+r*itytr*^<vm>-+^^/%/%^  PROVINCIAL   POLITICS.  Hon. C. Kloepfer, member of Parliament for South Wellington, Out.,  showing American silver at Now Denver : "It is annoying to a government  representative to have to accept such  money as this."  KOSSLAND'S   CHANGE   OF   EDITORS.  Brother Jackson, who left the ore  dump at the Slocan Star to take the  editorial chair of the Rossland Miner,  has picked all tiie galena out of the  latter position and retired, and, it is  said, Avill return to the. restaurant  business, in which he is also a professional of high mark. Jackson is a  man of many parts, too many for an  editor. He fixed his editorial chair  on the tree top, as it Avere, and the  editorial opinion of the Daily  Miner  Under the above  heading the Colonist devotes its periodical column of  Aveary platitude to the defence of its  patrons tiie present Provincial Ministry.   The Colonist gives evidence  by its heavy melodramatic prose, that  it has an up-hill job on  hand which  demands our sympathy.   The Colonist confesses to a discovery that some  of the Kootenay papers "a?*e promulgating "a loud and Avidespread demand  for   the    overthrow    of   the  provincial ministry.   They demand  it with vituperation; that makes it  loud."   This is ot course all-wrong  and   in   the   eyes  of   the   Colonist  clientele the  "Kootenay papers"  in  question are among the  "disgruntled  hungry horde" who are in quest of  new leadership and boodle.  Without folloAving the Colonist  through the labrynth of abuse which  it angrily scatters at the Kootenay  press, who are, in their condemnation  of Jche moribund Turner Ministry,  simply in line Avith nine-tenths of the  people of British Columbia, Ave might  ask the subsidised apologist of the  Turner gang to enlighten the benighted miners of the Kootenay as to  what they should think of the folloAv-  ing extract from two prospectuses  which are 'extensively advertised in  British papers. The first is that of  the "Klondyke & Columbian Gold  Fields, Limited," capital ��100,000,  which reads:  "Special attention is directed to the  names and position of the Board of  Directors in British.Columbia. The  Hon. J. H. Turner is Premier of  British Columbia, and the Hon. C.  E. Pooley, Q.C., is President of the  Executive Council. Mr. Boscowitz is  one of the best knoAvn commercial  men in the Colony."  The Hon. J. H. Turner also figures  as head of the directors of the British  Columbia & New Find Goldfields  Corporation, Limited, capital ��500,-  000.  Of course, to the gullible British  investor the name of "Cabinet Minister," and especially of a "live Premier" even though politically dead at  ink of Montr  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund   :    :     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   :     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird,  Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  A general banking business transacted  H.T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors' Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest and best assorted stocks of Hardware in West Kootenay, and shall be pleased to quoe prices upon anything required in my line.  "�����g��*������  ����H��W��B ~rs��te"-r-rrr-*K:v^fe  Fourth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 2, 1897.  WILFKID    THE   GREAT.  W'en Queen Victoria call her peup's  For mak' some jubilee,  She sen' for men from all the worl'  An'from her colonic  But mos' of all she sen' this word,  To dis Canadian shore,  -'If AVilfrid Laurier will not come,  I will not be glad some more !"    ���  Den Wilfrid���not hard-hearted he-  Lift, w 'at you call, de hat,  An' say, "Ma Reine, you mos' not fret,  For little t'ing* like dat.  ���"To Londres on de day in June,  You mention I will come.  And show you w'at is like French-  Canadian gentilhomme."  So Wilfrid sailed across the sea,  An' Queen Victoria met.  An' we*en she saAV him, ah ! she was  Just tickle half to deat'.  An' w'en he kneel as etiquette.  Demand for be correck,  She tak' a sword into her han'  And hit him on the neck.  An' as she did she smiled on him,  An' x)ese de words she say :  "Rise up my true Canadian Knight,  Sir AVilfrid Laurier!  An' on dose grand Imperial plans,  Which I have now in view,  For guidance, counsel an'advice  I'll always look to you !"  Den Wilfred kiss de royal hand,  Air hack oil on the door,  , An' bow as only Frenchmen can,  An' smile an'"l>o\v some more.  Nex't day it was a glorious sight,  At. half-pus' twelve o'clock,  To see Sir AVilfrid ride in state,  An' in chapcau de coque !  Lords Solsbv. Roberts, Labouchere,  An' Chamherlain, an' dose.  Were w'at you call "not in It" den-  Sir Wilfrid was de boss.  Oui, certainement, cxeci)' de Queen  Herself, dat glorious day,  De greatest man in Angleterre,  AVas A\rilfrld Laurier!  -Jean Baptiste Trudeau in Ottawa Free Press  the improvement, and consequently  sold their silver at whatever price it  would fetch, with the result that  buyers largely stood aloof, and the  price fell to its present unprecedented  figure. There are, however, signs  that the sellins: has reached its limit,  and that the accumulated stocks have  been disposed of. We may consequently witness a sharp recovery in  in the price of silver, as India, and  the Continent also, are merely waiting for indications that no further fall  is likely to occur before they again  buy freely. The fact thut China still  refuses to buy, and that a considerable quantity of yen is being shipped  to Japan, rendering the prospect of  Japanese sales of silver not improbable, have also been factors in inducing speculators to hold on to their  stocks no longer. When the price  touched 26id. a good many purchases  were made for India, but when it  was seen that sales continued to be  pressed buyers again stood aloof.  SPRKA1JINC-:   OUT.  THE   FIDELITY  MINERAL CLAIM.  Another  Forward   Stnp   Tak��n    by    the  lSx-itish Columbia Iron  Works  Co.  Tjrt.,    of   Vancouver.  ���KLONWKK    SWINDLES.  New-  York     and    Chicago    Newspapers  Full of Caitcli-Wollars.  A correspondent writes to the Engineering and Mining Journal asking  it to vigorously raise its voice against  the numerous swindles being worked  with the aid of the Klondike excitement.   The New York papers of Sunday contained numerous invitations  to subscribe to the stock of companies  and syndicates formed  and forming  for  the  alleged   purpose   of   doing  something or other in ihe Klondike.  Thousands and millions are promised  investors.    The columns of Chicago  papers contain, dozens of similar advertisements.   All over the Central  West and East the same thing is observable, and there is good reason to  believe the general public is pouring  in its money, in individual driblets,  that aggregate a large Avhole.   Probably not one in a hundred of these  companies, so called,   has any intention of sending anybody  to Alaska.  The purpose of the promoters is simply  to gather a leAv thousands by means  of a cheap, vulgar swindle.   Getting  as much money as possible, they will  vanish.  The "stockholders" in the concern,  actuated by better faith, will fare no  better. The ground is placer ground  and rich. If a newcomer should in  the brief period of possible prospecting locate anything good, human  nature will have to change, and history is a lie if stockholders ever get  their share. Rich placer bars always were and ahvays will be an individual mining proposition. No one  has found the source of the Alaska  gold. No one will hunt very hard  for it until the bars are Avashed out.  From the Vancouver AVorld.  The mining resources of this Province are being rapidly developed.  New claims are being located every  day, and for their development good  and cheap  machinery   is required.  The progressive management ot the  British Columbia Iron Works Company, limited, of this city, have realized the necessity of expanding their  business, so as to meet the increased  demand certain to arise for new and  improved mining machinery, and tor  that purpose have added a mining  department to their already extensive  plant, and placed the same under the  management of Mr.  J.  0, Norbom,  an experienced mechanical engineer,  who for many  years has been engaged   in   the   manufacture   of  all  classes of mining machinery in San  Francisco.   Mr.  Norbom is a thoroughly   educated,    theoretical   and  practical engineer,   and  has for the  last 12 years devoted  his special attention to the   requirements of the  mines.     He has traveled through all  the mining  districts of the United  States of America,  and also those of  the Republic of Mexico.     This year  he has given  his attention   to this  Province, and the bright outlook for  the  future   in   the   mining regions  throughout the coast, as well as those  in Kootenay and other interior districts, has convinced  him of the fact  that there is no country looking more  promising at the present day.    Mr.  Norbom has been consulting mechanical engineer for several years for  some of the largest mining companies  in California and will continue the  same business here. He has designed  and erected some of the finest plants  in   that   state,    and   is   thoroughly  posted on  reduction plants,  both for  On the 3d day of the present  month I ATisited the Fidelity mineral,  claim, situated about midAvay betAveen Silverton and NeAV Demrer,  observed the seAreral openings on  the vein and made measurements  both of the length of the vein exposed and of the thickness of ore  Avhere exposed.  By means of these measurements and of reasonable assumptions as to depth of ore (such assumptions being" possible because  of the topography of the ground and  possible measurements resulting  therefrom, Avhich measurements I  made, also) I haAre calculated that  there Avere on the day of my .visit,  248 tons of ore exposed.  From sufficient sampling and  testing of the ore exposed on surface, and assuming that the rest is  of same quality, I haA-e determined  that 248 tons of it contain a Aralue  of $22,000 in sih-er and ��11,000 in  lead, at present prices, or a total  value in the ore so reasonably assumed and calculated to be "in  sight", of 833.000.  1 am requested to publish the foregoing statements and to announce  that the said Fidelity Mineral  Claim is for sale-  Anyone flunking that he has  money enough to buy the1 Fidelity  andvtAvo adjoining" claims should  call on Frank L. Byron, at tlie Victoria Hotel, Sih-erton, B. C.  Mr.  Byron is   locator   of   the  claims,OAA''ns a third interest in them,  and will' personally   conduct  :the  sale of them.  J.jM. M. Bbnedum  AssaA-er.  Walkers' Bulletin.  Metal Quotations.  Silver, dull 52|c  Copper, easy.... $11.12  Lead, firm $3.85  We do a general commission business, and  invite tlie attention of  intending investors to  the mining and town  properties listed with  us.  We have  some snaps.  Dry and wet ore properties are obtainable  just now  for very  little  money.  Are you buying ?  Are you paying cash  for good properties ?  o   you   like , Slocan  properties ?  If you do we want to  deal with you.  S. T. WALKER & SONS,  New Denver, K.C.  Drink  and a healthy one is  HOOT  These hot days make one wish that the great Slocan  glacier were closer.    Try our Root Beer Extract, 25c  One bottle makes five gallons.  Our Perfumes are the Finest in the World.  Nelson's Drug Store. New Denver.  gold and silver ores,  air compressing  To the inhabitants  of New Denver  and all  Slocan Lake  Points:  Wishing to be-  WHAT- ABOUT    EUREKA.  Tlie Grand Forks   Miner   Seems   to be a  -Little Mixed   About It.  The last issue of the Grand Forks  Miner had an editorial under tlie  head of "Disappointed," which hints  that the Eureka boom has busted up  and that the condition ot business in  Grand Forks is nothing to be proud  of.   The editorial says:  "Recent arrivals from Eureka report that some of the Grand Forks  citizens avIio pulled up stakes and  went to that place to engage in business, are not meeting with the success that they anticipated. In fact  they find that the nickles and dimes  are not rolling in there *.vith any  more rapidity than they did in the  Forks, and almost every line of business is greatly overdone."  The editor is one of those pious men  who adhere to the exhortation of  Holy Writ not to let their right hand  kno\v Avhat their left hand does. This  is what his left hand Avrote in the  neAvs columns of the same issue:  "There are about 100 men employed on the Eureka properties and  in addition to these quite a number  are developing their own properties.  Practically every business and pro  fession is represented, and all the  merchants appear to be doing a good  business. Buildings continue going  up, and many of them are of a substantial order that speaks of a determination on the part of their owners  to winter."  SILVER'S     DECLINE.  The -London Statist Assigns a Cause  Predicts a Sliarp Recovery.  uml  machinery,    hydraulic   machinery,  hoisting   and  pumping   plants,   etc.  He is also the inventor and patentee  of one of the latest improved ore concentrators.     He has designed   and  manufactured   water  wheels   of   a  highly effective type. He is also well  up in steam engineering and power  plants   generally,   having designed  the 1,000 horse power triple expan  sion engine for the San Francisco &  San Mateo Electrical raihvay in San  Francisco. On his two trips to British  Columbia last   spring   Mr.  Norbom  placed mining machinery and made  contracts to the extent of some $60, -  000 including the plant of the Tin  Horn mine at Fairview,   all of which  came  from   San   Francisco.     With  their present plant and the  making  of a feAv alterations and additions the  British Columbia Iron  Works Company can manufacture all of this class  ot machinery.   This will mean that  a great deal of money that noAV goes  to a foreign country and elsewhere  Avill be kept in   the Province.    The  miner will not only get as good an  article and for less money,   but will  not labor under the disadvantage of  having to send so far for repairs and  supplies.  It will stimulate the manufacturing industry of Vancouver, and  give employment to many more mechanics.   Progressive people like the  managers  of  the  British Columbia  Iron Works Company are Avhat our  Province should be proud of.   With  everyone desiring to see our city continue in  its prosperity,   The World  Avishes them every success in their  endeavor to develope the latest resources of our young,   but rich and  promising country.  The Bank of Montreal is to have neAv  and more commodious quarters. Tne  corner lot higher up on the same side of  Sixth AA-enue has been cleared and A.  Wallace began construction Avork yesterday. The building is to be 25 feet by  50 feet, tAvo stories with five larg*e rooms  on the second story, over the bank. It  is to be completed and ready for occupancy by Oct. 1.  Many have received BENEFIT  from, my Optical   Department,  Why not Yon ?  You who liave tried common  Spectacles in vain, and suffered from eye strain, causing  Nervous Headaclie, Etc.  It will pay you to come to  SANDON and have your eyes  propei'ly tested and fitted witli  .suitable glasses.  This is the only remedy when  your trouble arises from Defective Eyesight, and should  be attended to at once. I have  one of the best trial cases made  and can give you the best service.  Eyes tested Free.  G. W. GRIMMETT,  Jeweler and Optician, Sandon, B.C.  SILVERTON, B.C.  Th  Victoria Hot  1  m&m&3  Is the leading hotel of the  city, and headquarters for  Mining and Commercial men.  The house is new, the rooms  all plastered, and the furniture in use is of the latest  and most serviceable patterns  The service in the Dining room is the best that can be  provided. The bar is replete with the best wines, ligu ors  and Cigars. McCONNELL & PUECELL.  Can not do better than place their  orders with us. Perfect fit and  good work guaranteed.  M. A. WILSON,  OTEL SANDON,  7ft     7ft     tEa.     7ft     7ft     7ft  Sandon, B.C.  The reliable Slocan Tailor,  AVilliamson Block, New Denver,  B.C  R. STRATHERN.  Je^VA/eler  KASLO CITY.      V      .   ������  -  The only Practical AAratchmaker  nay   District.     Orders by mail  attention.  -      B.C  in the Koote-  -eceive promp  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R. B. THOMPSON,  W. D. MITCHELL.  Secretary.  Notary Public.  First-class  brick on hand  and shipped  to any part of  the country.  G-oettsche & Magnuson, Props  NEW DENVER, B. C.  Mines and Mining- Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings ah*-ravs on hand.  F. LO CASTO,  NeAv Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  T JFE   INSURANCE.  The Ontario Mutual of Watreloo, Ont  offers a popular policy at moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for your own old age  And a profitableiinvestment.  The Ontario Mutual Life���27th year.  Assets *3.4O1.908.  Full information by application to  W. D. MITCHELL, Agent,    New Denver, B.C  nriilS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped  to ��� accommodate a large  number of G-uests.     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.  iegten Hetel  In Slocan City  Is an ideal home for the weary traveler.  It is conducted in a manner befitting the  approach of the 20th century, which is  the latest way of saying up-to-date.  Gething & fLendepson.  on Aug. 26th, the Avife  Robert  Sanderson,   a  Born.���In Trail  of Captain  daughter,  Bokn.���In NeAv Denver, on Aug. 26,  the Avife of E. Shannon of a daughter.  Various reasons are given for the  fall in the price of silver, says the  London Statist, the chief being the  absence of buyers, but we believe  the real reason  to be the desire of  American speculators to sell a large  block which they had been holding  as a hedge against a fall in stocks.  Apparently speculators, seeing the  improvement in trade in the United  States, and Avitnessing the rapid rise  in prices of American raihvay securities. Avere anxious to participate in  Chas. A. Stoess,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial Land Surveyor.   Mining Surveying.  Kaslo, B. C.  The new addition to the   \v  S. Dhewka-  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Tavigg  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  y^NCOUV^R s^S^ * door Co.  Ltd., is prepared to furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, etc  All dressed lumber dry Coast  stock.  We are also prepared to furnish  plans and specifications, together  with estimates on all classes of  buildings. Office and yard Nakusp,  B.C. J. M. M'GHIE, Agent.  ���*���*���  ���*���*  *****V    *"*^'    "^fr    ***��^'  ���*-*&   '���*���&'   ���**%���   ���*<&'  **q*^   ******t^   **^p'   *-*^*^  "**&   -"t^   ���*%���  -%.   <���%.   ^,   ^,  -**   ���������%���   *%.  ""-^      **1^      *"*"^' '    ***&'  *"*&     ""V     '%'  *%-    ���%���'   ^    -"fc-  ���%,   ^   -%���  ���*���%-   ^   "���%< ��� ���������v  ���*%������*���%'������'*���  *���"&���     "**&     "*"V    ***fc'  ^   <*,   -*>  The assessment is $2 in dust,  Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value  If you are going to  the Klondike  take a copy of THE LEDGE with  you.       It will cheer you on the  journey   to   that   mecca   of  seekers.  gold  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOflS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  9  Opposite Ne\v*|Denver, is noAv in operation.       Orders  promptly filled.  Address letters to NeAv Denver.  Dealers in  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows. 6  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER2, 1897.  Fourth Yeae  Of|Ty an Acrobat-  in the middle of the ring. There he lay  crouching in the odorous tan, as though  scarce realizing bin unwonted freedom  B*id struck by the strangeness of his  gorroundings, his bloodshot eyes rolling  uneasily and his quick, gasping breath  disturbing the dust beneath his dilated  nostrils.  Paolo had braced his limbs to give  himself a stron.c position in expectation  of Scipio's onrush, his AA'eapon concealed in (he hollow of his band, and as he  stood in all the grace and strength of  his magnificent manhood, every symptom of fear vanished, he felt within  himself that he almost welcomed the  ���moment that Avould bring to him victory or death.  Little time for thought, however, had  Paolo. With one fell spring the mighty  beast was at him, his open jaws dripping froth, his bloodshot eyes blazing  with fury.  But not this time did he grasp his intended prey, for quick as thought the  practiced eye of the acrobat detected  the movement, and bending forward,  bead and knees almost touching the  ground, he made a rapid shift in the opposite direction and avoided by almost a  The first night of the season at the  Hippodrome et Menagerie des Nation!  in that laughter loving and light hearted city of cities���Paris.  Well might the proprietor, the genial  Artelio Milaudri, hum a tune as he contentedly counted the "takings," foi  there was not a seat to spare. One simmering, sAveitering mass of gay Parisians, patiently Availing the idol of every European capital, the one and th��  only, the inimitable Paolo.  Paolo, better kuoAvn to his friends  and associates as Bob Sinclair, was a  young Englishman���a well set tip, fresh  colored, curly haired Yorkshire lad.  Apprenticed as a tiny hoy to the proprietor of a traveling circus, he had,  ���willy-nilly, gone through the mill, now  horseman, iioav acrobat, now clown,  doav ringmaster, anything and everything. A day came at length when, taking advantage of the "strong man"  craze, Bob's muscles, thews and sinews  ���suddenly launched him into fame, and  as "Ptiolo, the English Hercules," h��  blossomed into the sought after "star,"  ���whom the crowded bouses had paid  their hard earned francs to see.  When Paolo stepped into the ring,  the public enthusiasm knew no bounds.  It would be only taking up space to describe the "strong man" performance,  which is now so familiar to everybody.  Though Paolo worked that night aa  cleverly as usual and without any apparent effort to the eyes of the onlookers, yet. within himself he felt weighed  down byastrange foreboding that something unusual Avas about to happen, and  he felt really relieved when at last his  performance Avas finished, and he was  at liberty to return once more to his  dressing room.  ;  Scarce had the heavy velvet hangings  separating the ring from the "back"  of the house fallen behind him when  his "dresser" rushed breathlessly up to  him, his knees almost smiting together  and terror contorting every feature of  his countenance.  "Heaven help us, M. Paolo!." he  gasped. "What shall we do? Scipio  has got loose from his cage and is making for the arena, li is the only outlet  were he can escape, and le bon Dieu  alone can save us!"  Scipio was a huge lion, purchased as  a cub by Milaudri for exhibition to the  patrons of his menagerie. Owing to  some carelessness in the fastening of his  cage door, the beast had managed to  ��scape, and, attracted by the smell of  the horses, was now making his way to  the arena, on the opposite side of which  the stables were situated. What could  Paolo do?  Beads of perspiration stood upon his  forehead as he thought of the effects of  a sudden stampede among that vast concourse; hoAV in their wild alarm hundreds of Avomen and children���aye, and  strong men too���would be crushed and  trampled to death.  "Where are Francois, Jean, Pierre  and the rest?" he asked.  "All flown, m'sieur; all escaped!"  "Noav listen," he said to the attendant. "You are the only one who has  shoAvn any pluck, and I won't forget  you. Get through my dressing room  window, run as fast as your legs can  carry you to the barracks at the end of  , the ro:id, tell the officer on duty Avhat  has happened and ask for help. In the  meanwhile"���grimly���'.'I will do my  best for Mr. Scipio."  As the last sound of the man's hurrying feet down the passage proclaimed  him well on his way for help, Paolo hastily snatched up a small stiletto which  had been used in a juggling trick during  - the evening and, concealing it in his  ���rest, stepped once more, to the astonishment and delight of the audienoe, into  the arena.  Whispering a few hasty directions  into the ear of a clown Avho was filling  in between the "turns" to stop the next  artists from appearing and to close the  atable entrances, Paolo made a bow  and, holding up his hand for silence,  announced:  "Ladies and gentlemen, I cannot  thank you sufficiently in Avords for the  kindness with which you have received  my efforts tonight, so as deeds speak  louder than words I shall bring before  you for the first time in public my famous trained lion. Ho and I will give  an exhibition of wrestling. Ah, you  hear him, I think, ansAvering my challenge," as a loud roar burst from behind the curtains and caused a feAv of  the more timid to move uneasily i:;  their seats.  With one magnificent  bound the no-  We bea^t was tbroueh   tbp --"vrtains ��.���������"  Hairbreadth   being   crushed   breathless  beneath the lion's bulk.  Quick as lightning's flash the lion  tnrned once more, crouching low in the  dust, his eye warily seeking some weak  spot in the armor of this strange antagonist, Avhose lithe limbs and sinuons  movements puzzled him, and who showed less signs of fear facing him here in  open fight than the crowds of frail humanity who had mocked and jeered at  him so often from the safe side of his  prison bars, but Avho shrank back affrighted Avhen iu his wrath he gave his  awful battle roar.  This time, with catlike tread, he  sloAvly advanced upon his adversary,  striving, as though conscious of his  power and strength, to drive him back  and pen him helplessly and without  chance of escape against the side of the  ring, and then to seize him at his  leisure.  Paolo Avas also thinking. When would  the soldiers come? Could he survive to  carry on the unequal struggle till they  arrived? But while thinking not a muscle relaxed.  Seeing the lion's tactics, he gradually  managed to skirmish toward the ring,  though by so doing he passed within a  few feet of his nose.  "Come on, Scipio," he said aloud,  with a gay bravado he little felt,"this  is not how lions fight." And he made a  slight feint, as though playfully to touch  his adversary on the head.  With a deep, hollow roar of anger  Scipio reared aloft on his hind legs, and,  throwing all prudence to the winds and  realizing that the momentous struggle  had come at last, Paolo rushed madly  at him, man and beast closing in a terrible death grapple, the lion continuing  erect, as though wishful to wrestl�� on  equal terms Avith the brave biped.  In the swift onrush Paolo dropped hia  dagger, and noAV, weaponless but frenzied Avith rage and despair, he exerted  every atom of his marvelous strength  and with one giant upheaval overthrew  the wild beast.  But Scipio's mighty claws were busy,  and the blood lust was on him too.  Crimson streaks through Paolo's tunic  made it apparent to the fascinated  beholders that this little wrestling bout  was not all that it seemed, and many a  timid heart, sickened by the sight of  blood, edged furtively toward the nearest outlet.  But what sound is this that breaks  the spell and causes the low whispers  of inquiry to swell into a babel of  tongues? In another moment the semi-  solitude of the arena is broken by the  appearance of a body of soldiers from  the neighboring barracks, all converging rapidly on one point where lay the  doughty cembatants.  The young officer in command, hastily disengaging a revolver from his  belt, fires one, two, three shots into the  prostrate brute's ear, and Avith one  mighty groan the spirit of the erring  Scipio returns to haunt the solitudes of  the African deserts.  Tender hands lift Paolo, unconscious,  bleeding and nigh to death. He is borne  from the arena as the audience slowly  files out of the buildihg under the masterful direction of some of the soldiers  told off for the purpose���silent, awe  stricken, sobbing, praying, walking as  in a trance.  In a peaceful little God's acre just  outside the walls of Paris sleeps Paolo.  His grave all the year round blooms  with lovely fioAvers, and its fond tending shows' that, though his body has  passed away, his memory^still^flourishes  as brightly as the blossoms that wave  over him.���London AnsAvers.  >~riy the hundle ot telegrams, but as  bis eye fell upon the signature of the  dispatch that lay on the top his face  suddenly changed and became radiant.  Then the instrument began to send  through the country the news that two  members of the Norwegian polar expedition had returned safe and sound and  that their ship Avas expected home in  the autumn.  Meantime the whole town had heard  of our arrival. The street was full of  people and from all the flagstaffs in  town the Norwegian flag was flying.  Wherever we passed the heart of the  people went out to us. As Ave sailed up  the sound a fisherman toiled at the oars  to keep up Avith us.   He shouted to me:  "Can'tyou tell me where Nansen is?"  "He's on board this ship," I replied.  "Oh, I wonder  if  I couldn't get on  board?   I'm  so desperately anxious to  see him."  "It can hardly be done, I'm afraid.  They haven't time to stop now."  He stared fixedly at me as I leaned on  the rail, smiling. "Sinceyou're so anxious to see the man I may as well tell  you that you see him uoav," said I.  "Welcome home again!" he cried, and,  dropping his oars, stood up in the boat  and took off his cap.  So along the coast of Norway Ave  passed from town to town and from  fete to fete. Men-of-war saluted; steamers swarmed around; the whole sound  was one multitudinous welcome. Yet  what Avas it, after all? We had only  done our duty. We had simply accomplished the task we had undertaken.  LOVED JENNY LIND.  A MAN WHOSE LIFE WAS RUINED BY A  PRACTICAL JOKE.  WHAT  HE   LOVED.  A Thrifty Carpenter Turned Into a I/u.  natic by the Cruel Jest of Some Briefless Youne Lawyers���Made to Believe  the Great Singer *Loved Him.  THE  KING WILTED.  The Charm of a College Boom.  A college room is a delightful place.  Its occupant for the time being is its  master. He can do as he will in it���  lock his door and he not at home, admit all comers, sit alone and read or  study, or sit Avith his congenial friend  and talk out Avhatever he may have the  good fortune to have in his mind. One  Harvard graduate certainly, who found  many pleasures of very varied sorts in  college, remembers very few with such  a sense of solid comfort duly taken as  certain talks had in college rooms with  good men, though young, about letters  and life and people, the immediate environment and the greater world on the  brink of which all college men stand.  Music has charms, superlative charms,  in college too.  In this same graduate's memory there  are feAv musical associations more consoling thin the memory of what he  heard, half asleep in. a chair before a  fire, while a good musician who was  his classmate sat at his piano in the  corner. Some of the calmest and most  peaceful memories of college are the  best. The more boisterous pleasures we  smile to recall and Avonder as we remember them at the vigor and the folly  of youth. But about those quieter  streaks of happiness there was no folly  and they involved no remorse.���Edward  S. Martin in Scribner's.  Nansen's Return.  The return of Nansen from his three  years' explorations in the arctic regions  was the fitting close to the endurance  and daring of the undertaking. He says  himself of his reception that it was  "worthy of a prince. " Silently and unobserved the WindAvard glided into Var-  do haven.  I was soon on my Avay to the telegraph station. The only being that took  any notice of the returned wanderers  was an intelligent cow Avhich stopped  in the middle of the street to stare at  us. That coav looked so delightfully  summery that I felt inclined to go up  and pat her.  The telegraph operator  took indiffer-  k Game That Was Too Hot Brem For tht  Doughty Kalakaoa.  King Kalakaua was a lover of the fascinating game of drawpoker and is said  to have been an adept and quite proud  of his knowledge of the game. This  story is related by a man who has spent  much of his life in the Hawaiian islands and who was quite intimate with  the king.  There was a wealthy ranchman of  Nevada who onoe came to Honolulu to  look after some business he had acquired  In the islands and, being fond of poker,  soon made a wide acquaintance with  the Americans and Englishmen in the  city who indulged in the game. After  each night's play, whan reminiscences  of the game were in order, some one  would invariably tell a story of the  king���either about his style of play or  the large amounts of his winnings and  losses. The ranchman always listened  with interest to these stories, and finally expressed a desire to mingle with the  monarch and his cabinet in a friendly  set to. The only objeotion offered was  that several members of the cabinet  could speak no English, and consequently the ranchman, who had no knp-wl-  edge of the native tongue, would be  placed at a disadvantage.  This objection seemed insurmountable until a young American, who understood both languages perfectly, said  that he would undertake to teach the  ranchman a few poker terms in the native language, such as, "I see you,"- "I  raise you" and "That's good," and the  numerals, so that he could designate the  proper amount of his bet. The ranchman was an apt pupil, and in a few  days his teacher pronounced him fit for  battle. As luck would have it, the king  had just mortgaged the tax receipts,  paid off the cabinet, and all were anxious for a game.  The ranchman was presented in due  form and politely asked by the king to  sit in a little table stake game which  was just starting. The game progressed  very smoothly for an hour or two, but  the bets were growing larger every  hand, and all knew that some one would  suffer before the game had ended.  The king and the ranchman had been  bucking against each other all through  the game, and it Avas a toss up between  them as to who was the more skillful  player. Finally, at the king's suggestion, a jack pot was made for $100. It  passed several times, and with the Beven  in the game, sweetening it at every  clip, I tell you it was about the prettiest pot I ever saw. The king finally  caught openers and broke it for $100.  All hands staid around to the ranchman, and he made it $500 to draw  cards. The king promptly made it $1,-  000 better when it reached him, and  the rest of tho players dropped out. The  ranchman raised the king back $1,000,  and the king came back at him for the  same amount. Each drew two cards. I  saw that the king had drawn another  ace, making four aces for him, and the  ranchman had filled up three kings  with a pair of qneens. The king said he  would bet $1,000, the ranchman raised  bim $5,000, and the king raised back for  the same amount. The ranchman then  pushed a blank check into the pot and  said something that sounded like this:  "Unip thra a gug-u-luck i a!"  The king looked at him closely for a  moment and then laid down his four  aces and left the table, and this broke  up the game. I avus astonished at hie  action, and, finding his majesty in an  anteroom trying to droAvn out the memory of his losses, I asked:  "Your majesty, Avhat made you lay  doAvn those four aoes?"  "Didn't you hear what the man said?"  he sorroAA'fully inquired.  "No," said I.  "What did he say?"  "Why, when ho  pushed   that blank  check into the  pot  he  said, 'I'll  raise  you $11,000,000.'"  In the excitement of the play the  ranchman had got his numerals mixed  and had almost prostrated the king with  the size of the bet.���Washington Post.  There Are Others.  your husband's  politics?"  addressed.  "What is  asked the new neighbor.  "Jim?"   said   the   lady  'Jim?   He's a anti."  "Anti Avhat?"  "No; not anti Avbat; jist a anti. He's  ag'in anything that happens tobe,"���  Sincijinaii Enquirer.  The Sanskrit language is said to have  about 500 root words.  Jenny Lind is dead, but in a filthy  hovel on the road from Glasco, Ulster  county, to the Hudson river, at Ulster  Landing, lives a lasting remembranoe  of her in a poor mad hermit, who lost  his mind through "a practical joke,  which aroused in him a violent love for  the great singer. The man's history is  full of such incidents as your true practical joker oan enjoy. He has done no  end of grotesque things. He has suffered unmeasured ridicule and injury.  Rare indeed is the joke that oan compare with this one in the quality and extent oi the real human misery resulting  from it.  Early in the fifties, when Jenny Lind  was creating a mad furor here by her  wonderful singing, there lived in Kingston, N. Y., a young carpenter named  Tobias Van Steonberg. He never had a  very strong mind, but Avas a good and  steady Avorkman, thrifty and prosperous. He had accumulated several hundred dollars in the savings bank and  had bujlt himself a good house. He  was not the sort of man to make an  enemy, but he was as good a mark for a  practical joke as a jester could hope to  find. Several young laAvyers in Kingston bad noted Van Steenberg's peculiarities and made him the butt of their  jests. As most of them were briefless,  they had plenty of leisure to devote to  the young.. carpenter, to Avhom they  gave the nickname of "Boot."  One day he was seen looking earnestly at a cheap cut of Jenny Lind in one  of the shop windows, and the young  lawyers saw an opportuunity for another practical joke, so they began to talk  to him about Jenny Lind, and soon  made him think she was in love with  him^ They afterward managed to have  letters sent to him from New York inviting him to visit the great singer in  the city. He at once dreAV his money  from the bank and, disposing of his  property, started for New York.  The joke was certainly progressing  very well, but it would seem as if some  one might have had prudence enough to  call a halt before Van Steenberg had  quite ruined himself. In those days not  so much was knoAvn as now about the  effect of suggestion and "the fixed  idea," especially upon a Aveak mind, yet  plain common sense Avould have served  well in this contingency. Nobody but  the jokers could do anything with Van  Steenberg. His friends and relatives  were poAverless, for he had passed into  that strange mental state Avhere only  one spring of action can be touched,  where only one impulse rules the conduct.  As soon as he reached the city poor  "Boot" began to haunt the hall where  the famous singer was appearing and to  follow her carriage in the street. At  one of her public receptions at the Revere hotel he declared his love before  the croAvd present and said he had come  to New York to marry her and ended  by groveling on the floor at her feet.  She had never seen the man before and,  of course, had him ejected from her  apartments.  He then began to haunt the hotel  lobby and to attempt to speak to her as  she passed out of the hotel until the  proprietors of the house had him put into the street. His next move Avas to place  himself where he could watch the  singer's windows, and he would not  move from his post for hours at a time.  Later on he seems to have got an idea  that Miss Lind would love him better if  he Avas a inf+ician, and then he appeared in front of the hotel with a hand  organ, which he would grind for hours  at a time. He soon became a public  nuisance and was arrested and taken to  the Tombs. His friends in Kingston  "were notified to come and get him.  "Boot" was brought back to Kingston, but his mind was destroyed, and he  would do nothing but Avander about  town grinding his hand organ. He soon  became such a plague to his native town  and to his own family that one of his  brothers smashed the machine. He then  aettled down into a state of harmless  lunacy until the war broke out, Avhen  he became imbued Avith the idea that he  was a general and began to organize the  boys of the town into a company of soldiers. He made his headquarters at the  state camp grounds and gave orders to  both officers and men, Avhich they good  naturedly pretended to obey. He then  took on a new phase of lunacy by gathering everywhere he could brass buttons, which he sewed on his cap and  clothing until he fairly bent under their  weight.  He became such a walking sIioav that  his parents finally quietly destroyed his  button bedecked suit.  All through the war he paid no attention to anything but military matters, making incoherent stump speeches  whenever he could get any one to listen  to him. After the Avar was over and  the troops had disappeared he began to  show signs of violence and Avas turned  over by his relati\Tes to the poor master,  who sent him to jail, and finally to the  madhouse attached to the county poorhouse. He Avas released from there a  few months, and instead of returning.  home he went into one of the country  towns and built himself a shanty, where  he has continued to live.���NeAv York  Journal.  The True Test.  Bess���You could hardly call her a social success.  Jess���Why, she seems to have plenty  of admirers.  Bess���Oh, yes, if you look at it that  way, but I don't believe she's on friendly terms with a single man she ever rejected.���Chicago Journal.  I had a love.   Dark haired was sna.  Her ey S3 were gray.  For sake of her across the eea  I sailed away.  Death, sickness, tempest and defeat  All parsed. tji> by.  With years came fortune fair and fleet,  And rich was I.  Again forme the sun looked down  Faiui>iar skies.  I found my love; her locks had growa  Gray as her eyes.  "Alas," she sighed, "forget me, now  No longer fair!"  "I loved thy heart," I whispered low,  "And not thy hair."  ���San Francisco Chronicle.  BURTON CITY  British Columbia.  A Story of Du :>Iaurier.  One day, Avhile taking his favorite  walk about the heath, Du Maurier saw  a gathering of people on^Ahe borders of  the shallOAV pond whiclr��s a particular  attraction to Hampstead. A thin ooat-.  ing of ice covered the water, excepting  where a little dog had broken through  and was ineffectually struggling to get  out again. The ice Avas, however, so  weak that whenever this little creature  dreAV its front paws up over the ed-ge it  broke under his Aveight and forced him  to repeat this painful operation again  and again, until it looked as though the  poor animal would become exhausted in  his efforts.  Du Maurier Avas in delicate health at  the time, and, knowing that the water  Avas nowhere more than three feet deep,  called to the idlers in the crowd,  "Here's half a crown for the man who  fetches that dog ashore." The offer waa  not accepted, at least not toon enough  to satisfy the mercurial artist. So, despite the doctor, into the pond rushed  Du Maurier, breaking his way through  the thin ice until he reached the drowning doggie, which he. seized in his arms  and brought'ashore, amid the cheers of  the bystanders.  His only thought now was to run  home rapidly in order to prevent a chill.  He was overtaken, however, by a man,  who pressed him to accept a piece of  money by way of reAvard. Du Maurier  declined, with thanks, and pressed on  with renewed vigor. The man, however, Avould not be discouraged in his  charitable intention, but repeatedly  urged our artist to accept a tip for hia  trouble. The annoyance at length grew  Ijeyond even Du Maurier's fondness for  ft joke,, for the Avell meaning patron in-  ���jisted upen putting a tip into Du Mauser's hands while he was fumbling for  his doorkey on the front steps of his  awn house.  Between this and the miserable chilli-  uess of his garments Du Maurier finally  forgot that courtliness which was hi��  distinguishing mark and snapped out,  "Damn it, go to the devil!"  "Oh, I beg your pardon, sir!" said  the now blushing persecutor. "I did not  know you was a gentleman."���Harper'��  ^���sekly.  Ho! for Burton City, the  quartz and placer G-old Mining camp of the Slocan.  BURTON CITY  This town can boast of  having had the largest Smelter returns in Gold of any  camp in the Slocan.  BURTON CITY  will be placed on the market  on July 15th. Get in on the  opening sale. Size of lots,  ���30x120, with ^0-foot alley;!  price, $100 and $150 on the  business streets; but only a.  limited number will be sold  at that price.  BURTON CITY  is one of the few townsites in  West Kootenay that can give  a perfect title; terms, 1-3  cash, balance three and six  months.  BURTON CITY  Has a saw mill running full blast. No trouble-  in this town to get Lumber to build. Burton  City requires a meat market to supply about  500 men in the hills, besides tlie town trade.  Burton wants a Drug Store- Burton wants  another hotel; Burton wants another express  and livery stable; Burton wants somo stores  and offices to rent.  BURTON CITY  Is destined to become the best mining town  on the Arrow Lake. Burton City is a beautiful level townsite, and it has now the gov--  eroment road where all. tlie mineral on Cariboo creek will be shipped and all supplies for  the mines will be taken from. All Roods for  the interior must ro'oil'here and consequently  it will beagreatcommercialtown. No better  place in the Slocan to head for before settling anywhere. Don't fail to see Burton. It is  surrounded by strong syndicates and is sure-  to win.  For particulars and maps apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General  Agent, who attends to issuing all  agreements and confirms all sales.  Burton City, B. C.  Its Recommendations.  A newly  invented hatpin makes the  following bid for feminine favor: "The  patent stationary hat fastener, warrant-  d to keep the hat on straight in a cable  ar when rounding  Chronicle.  curves,"���Chioago  BR. A. MILLOY,  DENTIST.  Room 3, Filbert Hotel, opp.  Postofnce. Sandon.  WW  13  The  Newmarket  c"^l^2p  Hotel, in New Denver, has been enlarged  and all the rooms plastered. New carpets  and new furniture throughout make the house  "f��� * ��.<*��-*-j  a marvel of comfort and elegance. With  28 rooms, and its beautiful situation amidst the  finest scenery in America, this,.hotel is unsurpassed in all Kootenay.  II. STEGE, Prop.  FURNITUK  K  I carry the stock���the largest in the Slocan-  Kootenay, in show rDoms covering  3,000 feet of floor space.  Furniture for a Mansion or Cottage at  One hundred dozen of chairs to select from  direct from the factories at prices low as the  lowest. D, M.  CROWLEY,  practical up  holsterer, with a staff of mechanics, can make  anything'to order.  Note the address: Above the Ledge office,  Sixth Street. New Denver.  Freight paid on goods to Sandon, Slocan City and all Lake points. V>~?"i"4'^p-'K~Yi!'^^^  nrMfT^-a-TT rTlil���  :.'. tt'rri-'*^^^-'���TfaLkM^fc*.,  Fourth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 2, 1897.  EN  AVANT  ���"By moor and hollow.  By crag and peat,  "What dost thou follow  With flying- feet?"  " 'Neath the sunny sklen,  Where the wind is free.  There's a white bird flie��.  So fa:- to see.  Could X but caress  His plumes of snow  No more loneliness  I e'er should know."  "By moor and hollow,  By cragr and peat.  What dost thou follow  Witli lag-sing- feet?"  *" 'Neath the sullen skies,  By the icebound springa,  There's a white bird flies  With weary wings.  Could I touch at last  His pinions fair  All my grief were past  And all my care." ,  "The sunset's dying  From this lone hill.  Who'art thou, lylne  So calm and still?"  "On the mist clad way  My bird I found  Where cold he lay  On the frozen ground.  His plumes grown dim  To my heart I've pressed.  As for me and him.  We shallhave rest."  ���May Kendall in New York Tribune.  A CAB ADVENTUEE.  I will wager my chances for the  throne of France against a box of cigars  that there never was a marquis so diffident, so timid, so irresponsible, as the  Marquis Suetone Amentor de Lon-  gnerne. My hero possesses a heroine���  that is to say, a legitimate heroine, a  24-year-old heroine, as beautiful as yon  might wish and as unmusical as you  oan imagine. From the rising of the  sun till the last flicker of the night  lamp she was constantly at the piano.  She strummed with such untiring zeal  that it was impossible to keep servants  in the house. There were times when  the marquis, surfeited with Schumann,  tortured by Mendelssohn and dead  weary of Saint-Saens, even envied the  good fortune of his servants, who could  escape the instrument of torture.  "Will the marquis please settle my  account?"  ''Are you going to leave us?"  "Yes, sir, on account of"���  "The piano?   I know; you have had  enough of it."  "If it were   only enough  I conld  stand it, but it'a too much.   It is driving me crazy."  "I understand."  "You are "ot angry, then?"  "The deuce, no 1    But how can I replace you?"  "I know a man who would suit  the  place. He is quite deaf."  .     "Lucky dog!"  Even the neighbors were driven to rebellion. Petitions and threatening letters poured ia daily, until at last the  poor marquis determined to move to  some isolated quarter near the barracks  Where the cornetists and drummers  were sent to practice scales.  It is scarcely to be credited, but the  marquis deenly deplored the absence of  a better rival in his wife's affection  than tne - piano. He hated it with a  deadly hatred, and it is not surprising  that he seized the opportunity to escape  when the misguided virtuosa said to  him:  "Can I count upon your escort Monday evening, dear? I have promised to  play a fantasie from 'Henry VIII' at  Mmc. la.Mareohale's. Are you fond of  'Henry VIII?' "  "Yes���since I've learned to feel for  him."  The intended sarcasm passed unnoticed, as his wife thought he alluded  to the bold harmonies of the modern  school.  The marchioness, however, was  obliged to go unattended to Mme. la  Marechale's. Monday evening, at 10  o'clock, she dropped her husband at his  olub, and, extending the soft little hand  that was so soon to torture poor "Henry  VIII," she said to him:  " Will you call for me? I play at half  past 11.   Np applause would give me so  . much pleasure as yours.''  The marquis bent his head over the  extended hand and disappeared without  a word.  He played at the club and lost, so  heavily, in fact, that he soon found  himself wishing he had gone to the reception, thinking that even "Henry  VIII" would be preferable to this. From  "Henry VIII" to thinking of his wife  was but a short step, and he determined  to go after her. For you will remember  that Elizabeth Alicia Marcelline deLon-  guerne, away from a piano, was a very  charming little woman.  Hardly conscious of what he was doing, the marquis allowed himself to be  driven to the house of Mme. la Mare-  chale. Not caring to enter at once, he  remained outside, listening to the hideous fantasie being performed by his  wife. "It is half past 11," he thought  to himself. "It is she playing���those  discords are unmistakable. Anne Bo-  leyn and Catherine Howard are at last  avenged. Henry VIII, go thou to thine  execution!"  The noise of a passing cab momentarily drowned the sound of the piano,  and the marquis forgot his wife's musical shortcomings in mental contemplation of her shoulders, her arms, her  eyes, her luxuriant hair and her other  perfections. This vision appealed to his  aesthetic side. He felt that ha had been  too exacting in the face of so many alluring charms.  "By Apollo! If a piece of ill luck  should come my way, I'd get no more  than I richly deserve. What if her heart  is wrapped up in those little black hieroglyphics with the long necks? She  loves me with a constancy that is really  touching. I can put up with a little  music. At any rate, I shall not care  the less for her on account of it. Poor  woman, how abominably she plays! But  they applaud her. And I���I have played the coward. I will wait outside here  for her if it takes an hour to make up  for it."  But his ardor wa3 doomed to be  dampened by a fine, cold rain that now  began to fall. Suetone Amentor grew  impatient and was conscious that ho  tyas getting tired.  He had waited a full  half hour. Just then he noticed a coupe  come out of the oonrtyard and draw up  near the curb behind a line of carriages.  "This rain will not last long," he said  to himself. "In all probability the last  guest to arrive will be the last to go. I  shall wait in her coupe and rest."  Taking advantage of the absence of  the coachman, who had sought shelter  in a neighboring doorway, he entered  the coupe. It was a bijou little conveyance, upholstered in bine silk and exhaling an aroma of youth and eleganoe.  The marquis settled baok in the corner,  ���which was still warm, and availed himself of a wrap that had been left behind,  and in that blissful state of comfort he  soon fell asleep. How long he slumbered I cannot say, but he suddenly  awoke as the coupe drew up in Mme. la  Marechale's courtyard.  The door was thrown open, and a  young woman of extraordinary beauty  approached. When she saw that the  coupe was not empty, she suppressed an  exclamation, and, hastily divesting herself of her wrap, threw it in upon the  astonished ocoupant.  "Are you mad to throw off your cloak  here in the court?" exclaimed the young  man who had escorted her to the carriage.  " The air is freezing."  "I am suffocating," she replied.  And, stepping hastily into the coupe,  she closed the door with a bang.  "If you care to drop in at mother's, I  will go with you."  "No.no. I have changed my mind.  I am tired. Good night. I am going directly home."  The coupe rolled rapidly away. The  marquis did not stir. Not a word was  spoken until they reached a dark street,  when the lady withdrew her mantle.  "Gaston," she exclaimed, "what  recklessness! You might have been my  ruin!"  As the marquis was about to reply  she laid a little hand on his lips.  "No, not a word. I know what foolish excuses you will make. I will not,  I dare not, listen. My mind is made  up. He is breaking my heart, but what  is the difference? First take back this  ring. I have no right to keep it."  The marquis was conscious that a  ring was being slipped on his finger.  "And now kiss me, sweetheart. Yon  deserve that much for your silence and  devotion."  The marquis spent five ecstatic minutes, which, however, neither you nor I  need dwell upon.  ' 'And now leave me. In another moment I shall bo home. Make haste���  make haste."  She let down the right hand window  and addressed a few words to the coachman, to divert his attention from the  supposed Gaston, who alighted on the  other side and disappeared, fiiled with  regrets that he had not been able to follow up to tho end this unexpected and  delightful adventure.  The coupe drove off straight ahead  and was soon lost in the darkness.  A clock was striking 2 as our hero  reached home. The marchioness was  just alighting at the door. The marquis  passed her v. ithout seeing her.  "Why, my dear, have you been asleep  in the vestibule? You must help me up  stairs whether you want to or not. They  improvised a cotillon, and I'm simply  exhausted."  As he offered her his arm she noticed  the ring he had forgotten to remove  from his finger.  "What a beautiful ring!" she cried.  "Is it forme? I'm sure it was meant  for a surprise.''  The confusion of the marquis was  only equaled by his wife's delight.  "Yes, it is a���a surprise. I shall tell  you about it in the morning.''  For the next three days the yonng  wife was in the most affable of moods  in expectation of the diamond. She  didn't open the piano once.  While the jeweler was making a facsimile of the ring the marquis endeavored to find his charming unknown.  "I'm a thief, "he said to himself.  "I'm a thief, and here's the ring to  prove it. What will Gaston���the real  Gaston���say to her? Poor thing, what a  beautiful trinket she lost! Poor fellow,  what kisses he lost! The recollection of  them makes my head swim."  This little adventure cost my friend  just 8,000 francs, and to help him out  of his embarrassment I am sending the  following notice to the newspapers:  "Lost, Monday, 8th, in a coupe with  blue livery, a diamond ring worth 8,000  francs. A liberal reward offered to the  owner."���Translated For Argonaut.  THE  POSTER  GIRL.  She is quite the very newest, the most recent,  up to date,  The Aubroy Beardsley maiden, slim and shy,  Wi th her hair blue china fashion, like a lady on  a plate,  .And a hint of indigestion in her eye.  Her gown of cut -esthetic, and her arm & trifle  lean,  Shoulders sloping from a figure rather tall,  You can tell "aer in a minute when she comes  upon the scene  And poses like a poster on the wall.  For she always takes a corner, with a cushion  and a palm,  A shaded light or tapers burning low.  tier voice is low and pensive and her manner  sweetly calm.  All the eligible men she seems to know.  Khe talks of "art" and "literature" and "musical affairs"  Or poses with her lips above a rose,  ^.nd even when she's flirting with a fellow on  the stairs  She never seems to lose the poster pose.  fhe's a yellow book creation, with an odor of  Broadway,  A Gibson girl adorned in newer form,  And while you dro:::u  of her by night and  think of her all day  Your foolish heart she'll carry off by storm.  But, like every other woman, as perhaps you  may have guessed,  She is human when her hair gets out of curl,  And when you're making love to her she's  just like iJl 1h(- i-c::t,  A simple little humbug poster girl.  ���New York Herald.  "eaovix9''-Jtai*n333 ��BEEsaa -  PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY'S  OFFICE,  18th August, 1897.  JJIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor is pleased to appoint William  Sinclair Gore, of the City of Victoria,  Esquire, to be Water Commissioner  under the provisions of the " Water  Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897."  Provincial Secretary's Office,  18th August, 1897.  JJIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has been pleased  to direct the publication of the undermentioned Scale of Fees, payable tinder  the provisions of the " Water Consolidated Act, 1897."  Bv Command,  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  RICHMOND, STABVIEW AND EMPIRE NO. 6  MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Three-  quarters mile s. e. of town of Sandon.  ���PAKE NOTICE, That I, R.E. Palmer, acting  X as agent for George Gooderham, free  miner's certificate No 75189, intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of 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 29th dav of July. 1897.  R. E. PALMER.  Yuma,    Aurora,    Suburban    and    Night  Hawk Fraction Mineral Claims.  PASSENGER  Curious Offerings by Vender*.  A street vender said that anything  that might be offered could be sold lithe street. Some tilings sell better than  others, and for some the demand is  more continuous than for others, but  buyers can be found for anything if the  article is brought to their attention. A  knowledge of this fact prompts the  offering sometimes of curious things oi  things that at first thought seem curious, that one would not expect to see  offered in this way. But the fact will  be recalled, if one dwells for a moment  upon this subject, that there are always  people to be seen standing around looking at these novel offerings. Their novelty attracts some attention, and then  there are more or less people who want  the things.  Here was a man, for instance, selling  filesi nothing whatever but files, oi  which ho had a push cart full. There'  were files of various sizes and of all  kinds���flat files, half round, square,  three cornered and rattail���all at th��  uniform price of 5 cents each or six for a  quarter. And there was a fair trade doing in these files. The many people who  pass in the course of the day along a  busy street have manifold wants. Some  among them want-files.  Files cannot be sold steadily by  street venders, as many other things  are���there is a limit to the quantity  that this market will absorb���but there  is some sale for files in the street, as  there is for pretty much everything that  is offered.���Kew York Sun.  A Poor Wrapper.  "�������, poor Mrs. Elderly is all wrapped up in that son of hers."  "And   he  isn't  much of a wrapper,  eh?" ��� Detroit New-  The  Nakusp  Sawmill  Having- placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  SCHEDULE ONE.  Records of   Water   for   Domestic,  Agricultural; Industrial and  Mining Purposes.  For every record or interim record of 100 inches of water  or less....,,  S  For every additional 100 inches  up to 300 inches   For every additional 50 inches  above 300 inches   For apportioning- the water authorized to be used under any  record   In respect of every record or interim record (except in respect of water recorded and  actually used for agricultural  purposes) an annual fee up to  the first 300 inches of   For every additional ?0 inches  an annual fee of    Inspection or search of any record in any record of water  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: West  of the Ruth group, within one mile of the  town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE, That I, E. M. Sandilands,  free miner's certificate No. SG121, intend, CO  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the  purjwse of obtaining ��� Crown Grant of above  claims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before issuance, of such  Certificate of improvements.  Dated July 24,1897.  E. M. SANDILANDS.  EACH   DAY.  TRAINS  - Between -  Trail and  Rossland  EACH   DAY.  On the"^.  Coliii JJestern Ij  Run Made in one Hour.  3 00  1 00  rights.  Filing- any notice or document  with a Commissioner or Gold  Commissioner   For certified copies of any record or document per foiio of  100 words   Publication in the Gazette ac-  , cording-to the scale of charges as defined in Schedule A  of the" Statutes and Journals  Act"   Annual fees to be paid to the  Commissioner for the District  on or before the 30th day of  June in each vear.  0 25  0 50  0 25  Ir��ne   Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining* Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located : Near the  ., town of Sandou.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, E. M. Sandilands, free  1 miner's certificate No. 80121, us agent for A.  H. Blumenauer, free miner's certificate No. (11895,  intend, sixty davs from the date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And, further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improvements.  Dated this, 18th day o f A ugust, 1897.  SCHEDULE TWO.  The Supplying of Water by Waterworks Systems to Cities, Towns  and Incorporated Localities.  Every Municipality or specially incorporated company shall pay in respect  of each of the several matters in Schedule One of this Schedule mentioned  the fees in respect of such matter by  said Schedule One prescribed :  For the presenting* by a specially incorporated company of a  petition under section "53 of ���  the Act and the filing" of the  documents by section 52 prescribed, a fee of $ 25 00  For every Certificate issued  under section 55 of the Act, a  fee (to be paid to and for the  use of the Judge of the Supreme Court granting- such  petition) of      100 00  GREENLEAF MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located? Adjoining the Clipper, about three miles  above the town of New Denver.  TAKE notice that we. the undernamed, A.  Ferguson, free miner's certificate No.G7988,  J: Cummings, free miner's certificate No. 85357,  W. C. McKinnon, free miner's certificate No.  81994, N. Angrignon, free miner's certificate  No. 79098, ,7. Cadden, free miners eertificateNo.  74051, intend sixty days from date hereof to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of July, 1897.  Yuma Fraction Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay- District. Where located:���  West of the Ruth group, within one mile of  the town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that I. R. W. Gordon, free miner's eertificateNo. 89539, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate' of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements  Dated this 24th day of July, 1897.  No. 6 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects in  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at  Rossland with  Red Mountain   train for  Spokane.  No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 12:30 p.m.; Connects with  C.P.R. main line Steames from the north  at Trail.  No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects  with C.P.R. main line Steamerm for the  north ot Trail.  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail,  F. P. G-UTELIUS, Gen'ISupt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1897.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  JAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  morning*, making- close connection  at Revelstoke with trains' <ot  all points East or "West.  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  $10 oo  "         "        wide,  $11 00 to  12 ..  Joist and Scantling sized up to  18 feet long,  11 ..  8 ' to 24 '  12 ..  21 'to 30 '  13 ..  Flooring, T&G.G "  20 ..  "             ���'    i "  22  V joint Ceiling, ���*  22  " Rustic,  19 ..  Shiplap,  14  ..  Surfaced Dressed (  13 ..  A liberal discount or. large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE &  NOTICE.  SCHEDULE  THREE.  The Acquisition op Watek and Water  Power for Industrial or Manufacturing  Purposes  by  Power Companies.  Every power company shall pay in  respect of each of the several matters in  Schedule One of this Schedule mentioned the fees in respect of such matter by  Schedule One prescribed:  For the filing" of the documents  mentioned in section 85 of the  Act, a fee of..  $ 25 00  Eor every Certificate under  section 88 or section 90 of the  ^ Act, a fee of     100 00  For the examination and approval of every schedule or  proceeding- fixing- tolls, rates,  fares, rents or charges, a fee  of       10 00  antolne mineral claim.  Situated in the Slocan MiningDivision of West  Kootenay District. Where located: In the  Ruby Silver Basin, adjoining the Surprise  Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I, George Alexander, free  i miner's certificate, No. 74000, for myself  and as agent for C. H. Green, free miner's certificate No. 77704, and for Alex Smith, free  miner's certificate No. 74195, intend GO days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 30th day of June, 1897.  GEORGE ALEXANDER.  Posted at Antoine Mine, 30 June, 1897, by J.  C. Ryan jyl5-aglo  Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  H. DOUGLAS, Agent.  H. M. MacGregor,  Trav. Pass Ag*t,  Nelson,  or to  E.  J.   Coyle,   Dist.  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  &  BLACK COLT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   Joins  the Hinckley on the south; a relocation of  the Montana.  rr-AKE NOTICE, That I. C. A. Stoess, of Kaslo,  X   B.C.. acting as agent for the Hinckley and  Black  Colt  Mining Company,  Limited, free  miner's certificate No, 81,050, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  B.ecorder 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 he commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 17th day of July, 1897.  Aurora Fractional Mineral Claim.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Cazabazua Fi-action Mineral Claim.  Faust's Birthplace Sold.  The house in Koda. Saxe-Altenbnrg,  where Dr. Johann , Faust, the famous  magician and soothsayer of legendary  fame, was born toward the last quarter  of the fifteenth century was knocked  down to a native junk dealer for $25  the other day and is now being dismantled. The building had almost fallen to  pieces, from age, aud in order that it  might not fall down the municipal fathers of the little town ordered its immediate demolition.  This historic structure stands, or  stood until quite recently, on a rocky  eminence near the Jenaisches Thor  (city gate). It is a frame building, very  rickety, and has been extensively repaired. There is a legend that it dates  back to the year 1450 or 1460, as do  many other buildiugs of Eoda. That  Faust saw the light in one of its dingy  rooms, with floors of trampled earth  and tiny windows in leaden frames, is  attested by several authentic statements  in the town chronicle and also in the  "Faust Buch," printed in 1587, from  which all later writers on the Faust  legend quote and which is their chief  authority.���Berlin Letteu.  -YTOTICE is hereby given, that sixty days after  ���L' date we intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission  to purchase the following described land, situated in the Slocan Mining Division, West  Kootenay District, on Foitr Mile Creek, about  three miles from the town of Silverton:  Commencing at a post on the north side of  Four Mile Creek, marked "Kenneth Morrison,  C. A. Gardner and E. W.Bradshaw's northeast  corner." and running east 50 chains, thence  south 30chains, thence west 50chains, thence  north 30 chains to point of commencement,  and containing 1(10acres more or less.  Dated the Sth day of July, 1897.  KENNETH MORRISON,  C. A. GARDNER.  ;iyi5-agl5 E. W. BRADSHAW.  Lot 1809.  Situate on north side of Four Mile Creek about 4  miles east of Silverton, Slocan MiningDivision of West Kootenay District.  ���PAKE NOTICE, That I, Alfred Driscoll, as  1 agent for Don.vld Bremncr. free miner's certificate No. fiG.SSG, intend, GO days from the date  hereof to apply to thc Alining Recorder, for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before   thc issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this Gth day of August, 1S97.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: West  of the Ruth group,within one mile of the town  of Sandon.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, H. B. Alexander, free  JL miner's certificate No 77G02, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining Crown grant of above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day of July, 1897.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Eeservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave.  9:10 a.m.  11:00 "  8:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.  5:45 p.m.  3:40   "  6:40 p.m.  and  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  NOTICE,  Then He Paled.  Patient���As we have known each other so long, doctor, I do not intend to  insult you hy paying your bill. But I  have left you a handsome legacy in my  will.  Physician���Very kind of you, I'm  sure. Allow me to look at that prescription again. I wish to make a slight alteration in it.���Pearson's Weekly.  -VTOTICE is hereby given that Iintend, 60 days.  1> after date to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 1G0 acres of land, (more or less) situated on Glacier creek, on the opposite side of  Slocan lake from New Denver, and commencing at a post marked -'Henry Stege's s. e. corner, thence 40 chains west, thence, 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south along the lake shore to place of commencement.  Located Aug. 23,1897,  HENRY STEGE,  New Denver, Aug. 23, 1897.  Wakefield Fraction Mineral Claini.  .    Lot 1810.  Situate on 'north side of Four Mile Creek, about I  miles east of Silverton, Slocan  MiningDivision of West Kootenay District.  "TAKE NOTICE. That I, Alfred Driscoll, as  I agent for Frank Culver, free miner's certificate No. 83,044, intend. Go davs from the date  hereof, to apply to thc. Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvemotits. for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of thc above claini.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this Gth day of August, 1807.  DEMOCRAT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  Southeast of the Twin Lakes.  "PAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg, as  J- agent for John G. Steel, free miner's certificate No. 81982 and William B. Cash, free  miner's certificate No. 7SG9!), 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 lf>th day of July. 1897.  THE   STEAMER  W.HUNTER  Will leave NEW DENVER, every  afternoon upon arrival of train  from Sandon,  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,   LTD.  Will leave SLOCAN CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  S. T. N. CO.. Ltd.,  June 1, 1897.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  Klkhorn Mineral Claim.  NOTICE.  ���VTOTICE is hereby given that 00 davs after date  1> Iintend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands aud Works for permission to purchase  the following described lands situated in the  Slocan Mining Division, West Kootenay District,  on Fennel creek, (a Branch of Four Mile creek)  and about seven and one-half miles from the  town of Silverton: Commencing at a post on the  east side of Fenneil creek marked "R. H. H.  Alexander's northeast corner," and running west  30 chains, thence south 53 chains, thence east 30  chains, thence north 5S chains, to point of com.  mencernent and containing 100 acres, more or  less.  Dated -.'0th August. 1897.  R. H. H. ALEXANDER.  Situate in the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:  On  thc  left bank of Miller Creek, about half a mile  from its junction with Carpenter Creek.  HHAKE NOTICE, That I, J. H. Grav,  acting as  1   agent for J. W.   Stewart, free miner's certificate No. 77,098. intend, sixty  days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under Sec.  37, must be commenced before ithe issuance of  such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 16th day of Julv, 1897.  On Kootenav Lake and R'ver.  Time Card in  Effect July 12th.  1.897.    Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile. Point with all  passengei trains of theN. &.F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland aud Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at  Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv  Kaslo for Nelson and way points, 5:45 a.m  Ar. Northport 1:2:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:40 p  ni.; Spokane, G p.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 1.45 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.: Rossland, 10:20 a.m.-  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  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.  KASLO & SLOCAN RY  TIME CARD  HINCKLEY MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan MiningDivision of West  Kootenay District.    Where located: About  2*. miles from Three Forks Hotel,  on right  hand side of Carpenter creek, on  tlie first  creek opposite Payne mountain.  "TAKE NOTICE, That I. C. A. Stoess. or Kaslo.  1    B.C.. acting as agent for the Hinckley and  Black Colt Mining Company.   Limited,   free  miner's certificate Xo. 81.050. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to tlie Alining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of tlie  above claim.     And. further take notice, that  action under section 37. must be  commenced  before the  issuance of such  certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 17th day of July, 1897.  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo. etc. Tues.. Wed., Thurs.;  Fri., Sat.; 9:30 ;t.m. Ar. Kaslo, 12:.TO. p.m  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc.. Mon.. Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Eri.: 5 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, 0 p.m.  BONNER'S FERRY and KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  Tlie Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Lv. Kaslo. Sat..!).}!*.! p. m: Ar. Boundary. Sun.  I! a.m.: A.i. Bonner's Ferry. Sun.. 10.30 a.m.  Lv .Bonner's Ferry, Sun., lp.m.: Ar. Boundary, Sun., 5 p.m.: Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close, connecton at. Bonner's Perry with  traiiisl-'ast bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m..  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ,\LEXAXDF.I*,Geii'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B C, July 13,1S97  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 00 A.M.  "    8 30 '"  "    il 30 "  "    9 51 "  '" 10 03 ���'  " 10 IS "  "' 10 38 "  Arr.  10 50 "  Arrive  Kaslo  South Fork  Snroule's ''���  Y\ hitewate* -;  Bear Lake ''  McGuigan ''*  Cody Junction "  Sandon           Leave  COL>V   L1XK.  3 50  3 15  2   1.7  2 CO  1 ���<��  1 33  1 12  1 00  P.M  Leave 11.00 a.m. Sandon  "     11.25   "' Cody  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO.   F.  Arrive 11.55 a.m.  "      11.20   "  COPELAND,  Superintendent 8  THE LEDGE, NEW'DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 2, 1897.  Fourth Yeae,  MINING RECORDS  Showing: the Rapid 'Development of the Slocan.  KASLO.  (A Ledge Special.)  Kaslo, Sept. 7, '97.���Kate A  Kellihes,  been spending a  returned  Satur-  LOCATIONS OF  THE WEEK  Assessment Work Done on Claims  and Transfers of Mining  Properties.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denver were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Aug 2.5���Silver Casket. Carpenter, M H Cord;  Albion Fraction and Currie Fraction, Galena  Farm; Kenneth L Burnett.  Aug a�����Ida Campbell, Napoleon and Hy.ik,  Wilson creek, Norman McMillan and T G Rollins, Panorama.same, Norman McMillan; ArKyle,  Trout, J G Millar and James McHuch; C.O.D.,  opposite New Denver, C M Nesbitt and M Murchi-  son! Mineral Hill Fraction, near Slocan Star,  Oscar V White  Aug 27���Red Mountain, Wilson, M Benoy;  Auborn.same Walter Smith; Olga, same, John  Winquist; Mascot, Cody, L H McLean, W H McLean and R W Miller; Jubilee, Eight Mile. John  McRobbie and T A Brydon.  Aug 28.���Slate Fraction, near Sandon, M S  McDowell; Boatswain Fraction, near New Denver, Jos C Harris.  Aug 30���Jubilee, Four Mile, Jas Ray and Frank  McCauley; Silver Glenn, Wilson, G M Light-  brayjJtoseberry Bell, same, A Cuthbert; Carshal-  ton, Eight iMile, Chas M Hitehaud C D McGre-  fcor; Province, Carpenter Robt Taylor and James  D Ryan.  Aug 31���Pochontas Fraction,  Great  Western  ; slide, James N Carey and Thos W Lister; Silver  Joe Fraction, Sandon creek, W H Brandon.  ,  ASSESSMENTS.  Aug 25���Day break, Bloomer Fraction, Toronto, Sioux Falls, Wasa, Consolation.  Aug 29���Bristol, Congo No 2, Sunrise No 4,  Adela.  Aug 27���Chancery, Los Vegas, Los Vegas No 2.  Aug 28���Oakland, Crossfell, Jocker Fraction,  Homestake, Milton.  Aug 30���Blake, Greenhorn, A E, Lassie, Peter  boro, Black Kuat,  ���i-HANSi-siss-*  Aug 25���Shareholder, 7/24, Wiliiain Ryan to T  Stone  Sweden, J .August 0 Ostby to Edwin Wallace  Florence, E C Musgrave to C A Holland.  Aug 26���North Star, Atlanta. Heather Bell,  Atcheson Fraction, Arthur Mullen and Patrick  Owens to Heather Bell Mining & Milling Co  Aug. 27���Twilight, J,, Alex MePhee to Fred T  Kelly " ���      ,  Twilight, l, Alex MePhee to John Morgan  Harris  Mary Durham,.',. H A Hicks to Wm Hicks  Great Eastern, W C Price to Price Eaton Co.  SkOCAN    CITY   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Aug 24���Bondsman, Frank Anderson, Grant  Duncan Graham. Rose. Donald McDonald.  Ready, Benjamin Dunlogs, Roseinond, J T Vick.  Aug 25���Blof, John Benish and Thos Benish.  Aug 20���Sunrise Fraction, II A Hicks. Brooklyn, Jas Kowlskie. James, A W Milbrandt and  Chas Johnson. Three Lakes, Walter P Cameron.  White Wings, Walter Cameron and D A Ro3e.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Aug 20���Norway. W Evans, J M Patterson;  Conger and Valley, same: W Abbott, W S Lewis;  Helen B, E F Boyle; Cascade, Gust Swanson;  Next, same; Garibaldi, John A Kinman; Hornet  and Monte Crista, same; Mayflower. Anthony  Warner; Last Chance, John McDonald and J M  ���Grilles; Eugene, John McDonald; Bald Eagle,  Premium Award, POErickson, G S Anderson;  Adriot, J D Cameron; Wentworth, Hugh D McDonald; Springfield. J D Cameron; Heneriette, S  D Londecker; Tiger. Edward Nelson; Shamrock,  Daniel Sutherland: Silver Bell, same; Othello,  Louis Williams.  Aug 21���Climax, John Wallen; Lucky Boy, S  J Saksen; White Star, same; Star Fractional, A  Grant; Key Fraction. W A Boner; Phillis, E C  Rogers; Look Out, D F Strobeck; Kokanee, J' R  Hardee; Oron, Jos Swanson, S Weese, J R  Hardie; Harper, W B Drummond: Kiekapoo,  Jos Swanson, S Weese, J R Hardie: Ideal, Jos  Swanson; Chicago. John Campbell; Boston, Phil  . McDonald.  AUG. 23���B C, Jas A Donahue; Deerhorn, G-ust  Lofatead; Weston, F D Rogers; Timberline, W  H Fife; Capital Prize, Wm S Lewis; El Paso.  Howard Richardson; Tamarack, W H Underwood; Saratoga, Wm Fletcher; Acce. John  Docksteader; Rise, Fred Lurcotte; Vienna, G  W Hughes; Kismet, E Von Homeycr; Calumet,  RS Campbell: Bismarck. C F Noule; Sovereign  Fraction, W B Steele.  AUG. 24.���Mnltornah. H F Aithin; Averilland  Silver Blaze, HA Spaulding; Dodie, R Ralph;  Gicks, E V Blomfield; David, R W Prentice;  Ticonderoga Fraction, F E Perry; Hawbush  Fraction and Iron Mask, Mrs Frank Fitch;  Klondike, H W V Pollok; Yukon, GE Martin;  Pay Ore Fraction, J McCue; Chicago, Gus Allen;  Sunrise, W P Strathern; Victoria, Mrs A Carney;  Xerxis, John Miller; Vulcan, C W Dawson;  Belcher, John Miller; I X L, Henrv Koten.  AUG. 25���Horsefly, C L Bush; Waveiiy. AW  Reese; Portland, A C Fry; Klondike, Oldright &  Bush; Gambridye & Snowbird, MeCraig & Craft;  Chief, C H Green; Hard Scramble, Geo Henry;  Homestake, Geo Wemant; Woodstock, S C  Jackson.  Aug. 2fi��� Eclipse, ChippuM-a, J W Armstrong,  G B Harris, Robt George: Alta, Chas S Allen;  Bryan, Thos Rendall; Abbotsford, John M Hess;  Portage, Edward Clacys; Crown Point, J W  Bell; Hi-Ore, T S Cronyn; Klondike and Ruth,  Wm Ryan; Josie,E C'iCiirtcli: Mountain Chief,  Isaac Lewis; Mountain-Belle, James Beers.  Aug. 27���Echo, John Walton; Belcher, R  Rollins; Matheluij Fritz Polsen; Skylark Fraction, John McQuillan; Linnet, G Ross; Argus,  John Emes; Wellington, D E Spragg; Ophie, T  W Jones; Klondike Fraction, H Croft; Lucky  Scot and Duplex A D Evans.  ASSESSMENTS.  Aug 20-Silver Bell and Golden Bell, P D  Erickson; Santa Maria, John Howard; Diamond  and Emerald, J S Simpson, Broad View, C W  Sturgis; After Clap, Satnl J Netting; Vancouver  and Meteor, W A Bauer.  A uo 21���Pikes Peak, Erick Naase.  Auo. 23���Laura M and War Ragle.  Aug. 21���Hazel. Ajax, Toronto, Aspen, Boston,  Ottawa, Ludington,Legal Tender, Hidden Secret,  Albion.  AUG. 25���Olipike, Noithern Belle, Sure Thing,  Sister Mollcv, Lilly Fuller and Rachael Gordon.  Aug. 20���Orescent.  AUG. 27���Alta , ClitT, Sophia, Scwicklov.  Aug. 28���Hillside. Last Chance, Gait, Grev  Eagle, Granite, Little Diamond. Ontario No. 7,  Brittania, Commonwealth, Republic, Sultan,  Southern Cross. Cable, Slotted Horse, Elk Horn  Queen.  TKAXSKKKS.  Aug. 24���Florida Fraction A, Joseph S Peters  to Wm Meadows.  Illinois, W H Montgomery to I' E Fisher.  Banner Fraction, .',, John McGarvey to DP  Strobeck, two.  Kate L, Mrs A A McKinnon to Mrs Frank  Fitch.  No. 5, Jennie, Little Dan, and Easter, A A Mc  Kiniion to F L Fitch.  Aug. 2<J���Princess, 15-days option, II L Sawyer  to F J Wheeler, .-35,000.  Mohawk 1-5, Silvertip \, Silver Queen J, Geo  Taylor to Robt George.  Alameda and St. Charles Harry Gager to D L  Smith, Geo Smith and V J Byron, f-2,5(X).  Aug. 27���Kathleen. Frances. Ruth, Alexander,  Clara, Ross. McArthur, 4-5, C H Phillips to .1 B  Mc Arthur, June 24.  Kathleen, Alexander, Anderson, 4-5, H M Conway to J B McArthur, June 10.  Montana, 4-5, D D Eraser to J B McArthur,  Aug. 27.  Snow Ball, Cornwall. Fraser, 1-5, F J Hall to  J B McArthur. Aug 24.  Comstock,-1-5, D D Fraser. Harry Gibbons to  J B McArthur, Aug 27.  AUG. 28���Dry Ore, i, Joseph Rossiter to Chas  Hftheriugton. Aug 25.  Pandora, i. Chas Hetheringtoii to Joseph  Kossiter.  P of A, Jennie I) Ellis to W K Ellis.  Congress, 1 ti, and E D Maker, '. J D Kllis bv  W E Ellis to Maurice A Bucko. Any V.i.  Congress and !���*. I) Baker. .1 M D'Toolc to W E  Ellis, rcliiimiisbment of all claim. 8175.  Constitution. J, R J Mastorson to J W Date,  Aug 32, ���-�����.  Monitor, A, R J Masterson to J W Oakcs, Aug  12, 5*60.  stenographer, who has  few days in the Slocan,  day.  Miss L. Hamilton, stenographer, has  hung her shingle in the St. Pancras Inn.  A. E. Rand, of Xew Westminster,  arrived in Kaslo on Saturday.  Geo. E. Suckling, of Slocan City, who  came to Kaslo last week in a rather poor  state of health, is much improved and  intends going home again in a few days.  Though the present more encouraging  tone of the silver market may change  their calculations, it is said that it is not  the intention of the Omaha Grant Co. to  open the Pilot Bay smelter till the  markets show more encouragement. No  stay of proceedings has yet been made  in the repairing of the plant and Thos.  Mitchell, on the concentrator, has sixteen men busy, while the master  mechanic has quite a force repairing and  refitting the engines and machinery of  the smelter. The lead stack was also  found to require considerable repairing,  and altogether it will probably be a  matter of 90 days before the institution  will be ready to turn a wheel,-although  the concentrator repairs will be completed much before that.  The Montezuma wagon road is to be  completed before the end of the week,  and a large force of men and teams will  be employed, and the concentrator and  tramway   rushed   to   completion.    The  concentrator timber is now at the siding  at South Fork and the grading of the site  is complete so that construction  will be  rapid.    The :owners of the Black   Fox  claim will commence the construction of  a wagon froad from the Montezuma concentrator to their property, a distance of  three and a quarter miles, as soon as the  present contract is completed.   The road  will then be six miles long, toward which  the government has   given   a grant of  $500 a mile,' $3,000 in   all.   With   the  completion of this road access will be had  to a number of very promising prospects  and undoubtedly a large amount of development will be done on  the South  Fork this fall and winter,  Dave King* is in trouble again with  his contemporaries. In Saturday's  number of the Kootenaian the Victoria  Colonist is severely abused for publishing" an article regarding Walter C.  Nichol in which it is to be inferred by  the reading public that Walter C. was  discharged because he was too ultra-  loyal to suit Mr. King or his admirers.  This allegation Mr. King indignantly  denies editorially and incidently strikes  some most terrible blows at the Colonist.  The Colonist, according to the Kootenaian's statements, is a blustering fraud,  a sheet careless of truth and meddlesome at all times in others business,  besides which, it is run by a vandal who  deals in loyalty by the thousand ems.  But the Kootenaian!s insinuation that  Walter iC. Nichol is a penny-a-liner  and incompetent to run a backwoods  rag sounds a little cheap to one  acquainted Avith the facts. Mr. Nichol  (now editor of The Province) is a newspaper man of ability and has handled  scissors, paste and pencil in offices  where Mr. King* could not hold cases.  The Kootenaian was stocked not long  ago and an editor was a necessity then  to fill out the bluff. The editor's salary  has now become a necessity and the  editor had to go. Dave -King has had  a heap of trouble with editors. One of  them had to go last (Spring because he  would not count himself responsible for  tlie publication of a most sburrilous  letter in the editorial column while lie  held the chair.  The natural tendency, when such  stories are exploited, is to class them  as fakes; to believe that the entire  alleged process, is simply the cover  for jug-glery or legerdemain ; that,  roughly speaking, he puts into the  machine the gold, and substitutes it  for the silver. This is the natural  attitude to be assumed when all such  claims as that of Prof. Emmons are  advanced. Yet anyone may be pardoned for a credulity as to the honesty of his intentions and the i*esults  being as he claims. There is no impossibility or scientific improbability  about such a discovery as he claims  to have made. Chemistry has in  recent years determined that several  metals classed theretofore as elementary were in fact compounds. The  methods of chemical analysis are  constantly broadening. Emmons'  standing, reputation, character and  pre-rious scientific attainments are all  to be taken into consideration.  It would be a remarkable instance  of the irony of fate if while thousands  of men are preparing to risk their  lives, and certainly placing themselves in a position to encounter extraordinary hardships in the quest for  gold in tbe severe climate of interior  Alaska, a modern chemist, in a  laboratory within gunshot of New  York city, should hit upon a process  by which the inferior and discredited  metal silver coull be placed at once  upon an absolute parity with gold.  'COLLEDGE-BRliD   JINGO."  Somi! <  iood  Ideas  School  Illustrating  Education.  Common  The editor of the Grand Forks Miner  is a man who knows his business. He  publishes the  following common sense  Parson's  Produce  Company  letter from  a correspondent without destroying its picturesqueness:  [Eds Grand Forks miner]���Dear Sir:  I Notice that the miner Voices the sentiments of Victoria collinest and a few  other (Papers like the Spokesman Review.  Give captal a show ?  When did captal not have a show in  this or any other country. What is  capital doing hear in about Grand Forks  and the. whole Bondary country. It is  using its influence to retard the country,  and pretends it wants a railroad. Yet  at same time it tells Mr. Railroad to  keep out till Mr. Capital lean gobble ��up  the best prospects at its whim or plea-  shure and work in a half hearted way a  handful of men on property it acquired  on starvation principles and for a trifful.  Yes, Give captal a Show and. let Mr.  prospector go to Jerico after buying half  a dozzen miners liecence and recording  fees and dutie on all he eats to queans  tast and then howl Give captal a Show  on a freeseout game.  If captal will work what it has got a  hold of in this country the country might  amount to Something more than a dinner bucket Station.  Mr. captal sends any amount of ex-  sperts in the country By Squads with  corderoy leggins Eye glasses and Jockey  caps. They have any amount of captal  behind them, But not one dam cent in  Sight or in front of them. They know  eavery claim by hear-say and examfn  eaverything ahorseback and thear captal  consists of two Postage stamps, 35 cents  in Beer money and 20,000 per cent of  Brass and gall and 10,000 per cent of  hightoned colledge Bred Jingo with a  sniff of concentrated impudence. AVe  know it all.  Oh yes give captal a Show and kick  mr. Prospector into new fields of usefulness with average illfated luck. Give  Mr. captal a Show dam him he is trying  to hog the game allways. A prospector  deserves nothing.'   ��� *  A prospector,  J. W. CllKKR.  WM. BENNISON,  Branches���  Everett. Wash.  3!" Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchau-.  and Board of Trade. ~"^���b'  JNO.&COVER, H. E. COVER.  Cable Address���"Bennisok."  Moreing and Keal,  dough's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill.  and A 15 C Codes-  WM. BENNISON  & GO., ROSSLAND, B.C.  DEALERS,N MINES  MINING SECURITIES  .AND  ' E solicit correspondence with parties having  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg to say that we have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries for  developed mines and promising prospects.  Rosebery  , The northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  I 8 YEARS  EXPERIENCE  In active mining operations and reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  Winnipeg,  Manitoba,  Wholesale  dealers in  Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Apples,  Poultry and  Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these  goods  in Western Canada.     All  warehouses under perfect system  of cold storage.   Full stock carried  at Nelson, B. C.    For prices write  or wire  i\ .J. KUSSKLL:  Manager of Nelson Branch Parson's Produce Company  Has the only  Slocan City.  safe harbor north of  SILVERTON.  Brandon's Hotel will open on Wednesday. This building would be a credit to  any town, and with the popular manager  and his staff will no doubt be a financial  success.  E. Ormsby has nearly completed his  handsome residence near the Union  House.  A. A. Cropley and Ross Thorburn left  last Monday for Nelson, the former to  fill a position with the Canadian Drug  Company.  The Silverton News Co. is now occupying its new premises'in the Bragg block.  T. .W.Powell, boot and shoe maker, is  occupying its late stand.  A full sized wedding procession and  chivari was indulged in by the juvenile  Silvertonians on Monday. The character of bride was filled by Miss Isabella  Patricolo, and the blushing groom with  the dicer and cane was Master Donald:  The fine new hotel of Grant and McRea  is nearly completed ; it will be an ornament to the town.  Jim Bowes has taken charge of the  dining hall and rooms at the Victoria,  Mrs. McConnell and Miss Purcell having  retired from business in Silverton.  MAKING     GOLD      OUT     OF     SII.VKK.  Rosebery  It is at Rosebeiy where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring  their families.  Rosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are now grading and clearing  the townsite, and several buildings  are about; to be erected.  MERICAN  Mining & Milling Co.  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  McMillan & Hamilton,  Wholesale    Grocers.  Agents for  B.C. Sugar .Refinery and  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DE.  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 privilege s of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Terms, -J cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent.  Royal City Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B. C.  Our Nakusp branch is for sale.     Address  to Box 296, Vancouver, or Box 23, Nakusp.  S. RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.  ���-INVITED���  Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims,  CORRESPONDENCE  conveyancing.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  It is Possible  that   it   Can   Be  Chemical Process.  Done by  arge  And  The placers of the Klondike are  not in the same class,   as a  money-  making-  proposition,   with gold discoveries which Prof. Emmons alleges  that he has made in  his laboratories  on Staten Island, says the Seattle P. I.  Mr. Emmons is a man of high scientific attainments, good character and  is a successful inventor.    Yet he seriously asserts and - offers the  product  of his laboratory as the proof of his  assertion, that he can transmute silver in tbe form of ordinary Mexican  dollars or ingots into gold, and contends that he  has  been able in his  experiments to discover that neither  gold nor silver are, as chemists have  heretofore classed them,  simple elements, but that each is a compound.  Emmons says that by subjecting silver to a pressure of 500 tons to the  square   inch,   at an extremely  low  temperature, and  by  the use of another process which  he keeps secret,  it becomes transmuted into gold.    Up  to a certain point in  the process his  "gold" had a tendency to revert to  silver.    He calls the product resulting from his process argentaurum, or  silver gold,  but the assayers of the  mint accept all he sends them as gold,  and are frankly incredulous as to his  claims that it  has been obtained in  the manner which lie states.  BOURNE  BROS.,  DEALERS IN  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATS,   BRAN,   LTC.  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  Do you want Ink?  Do you want Type ?  Do you want Stereo Plates?  Do you want to trade Presses ?  Do you want to trade Paper Cutters ?  Do vou want Anything in the way  of Printing Material.  Cor^h a! .Toronto Type  Foundry Co.,Ltd.  J.C.CROME, Agent,  Con Cordova Street,  JZ,U       VANCOUVER, B.C.  Comfortable  N^jg:     Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and ��3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  J. A. McKinnon & Co.,  General Merchants  Silverton, B. C.  Ship goods to any part of the District.        Their store is the  largest in  the Slocan country.  ILinton Bros'  book store.  CALGARY  and  SLOCAN CITY.  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  jsr^KTJs-F*,        -        -        BO.  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  Mining Properties of  all kinds wan ted for  English market.  Send full particulars to  RICHARD FLEWMAN  Mining* Broker, 1'. 0. Box 7SG, Rossland, "B. C  Books, Stationery,  Wall Paper,  Sporting Goods,  Fishing' Tackle,  Pipes, Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccoes,  Mineral Glasses, Mining Laws & Maps.  ����uiaMMUi�����aaBuiE��^  A new stock of  Gun1'��' Furnishings.  Special lines in balbreifsan. Carpets. Mats.  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest, styles in Dress Goods and  -friimmnii-s: in silks and velvets and  buttons; Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Millinery the latest style always on hand.  MRS. AV   AAV MERKLY.  E.Parris& Co.,  SLOCAN   CITY  and   TEN   MILE.  A full line of Prospectors' and Miners  Supplies at TenMile Store. 


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