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Array W fD/tor *::.%��  ^>"^> "    .  " ���"'���:���? v'-y.  *-'r&^^%m*< ������*..-.,  *-v ."���v^XTr^^f?  Volume VII.   No   52.  NEW DENVER. B. 0., SEPTEMBER 27.1900.  Prtoe, $2.00 Year v  DVAXCE  Camp Gossip Concentrated for the Benefit of the  f��j  ss  Paid-Up Subscriber.  L0GAL G0NGENT RATES  Ernest Harrop will spend the winter  in England.  Boitx.���In Slocan, on Sept. 1.8, to the;  ���wife of T. Armstrong, of a daughter.  Mrs. C E- Smitheringale visited the  metropolis Monday from Slocan City  The Canadian Pacific Nelson-Kaslo  steamboat service has been tempcrarily  withdrawn.  A match football game will be played  Saturday between the Silverton and  Nelson teams.  The local bat and ball artists succeeded in doing up the Silverton bat and  ball artists Sunday.  John Werelcy has lumber on the  ground for the erection of another  cottage adjoining his residence.  The movement to incorporate the  town is progressing favorably and will  assume business proportions in a short  time.  The annual Harvest and Thanksgiving services will be held in St. Stephen's  church on Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7130  p. m.  Joe Purviance received a bad fall in  one of the Bondholder stopes last week,  as a result of which he is nursing a  damaged foot.  The Lemon Creek wagon road will  be completed this week. Perhaps then  work will be started on the Silver  Mountain road.  Nat Franklin stepped into town last  week. Nat has been in Alaska all  summer and has returned to look after  his copper properties in Idaho.  Albert Westfall, a diamond drill  operator employed in the War Eagle,  Rossland, was instantly killed last week  by being hit by a descending skip,  New Denver ore exhibit was sent to  Spokane on the 20th. In all there were  20 properties represented by samples,  some of them very line specimens.  As an indication of the fast increasing  business between the Slocan camps, the  large number of new telephones being  put in affords substantial evidence.  Look not upon the pepper when it is  green in the window, for in the end it  v, ill bite like thunder, unless you buy  them from Williams and pickle before  eating.  The social to be given to-night in the  Methodist church by the Band of Hope  At the trades and labor congress held  last:.week at Ottawa, a resolution was  unanimously passed asking Ralph  Smith to run as labor candidate for the  Dominion house in ��� Nanainio. Ah .  Smith promised to do so if the negotiations which labor men had with another candidate were not too far advanced to prevent him doing so.  The company to be formed to take  over the electric light business of Pal ma  Angrignon will lie organized shortly.  Already nearly enough stock has been  subscribed for by local men to cover the  expense of installing a new plant; with  water power, wires, etc., with a capacity  of 750 lig'hts. Silverton will be connected, and when the new plant is in operation these towns will have the best  lights in West Kootenav.  The Slocan Drill prides itself on having almost, if not quite, succeeded in  persuading a real live bank to open for  business in that camp. At the same  time.it sympathizes with the neighboring town that, according to the Drill's  program, is to lose said bank. It is to  be hoped Slocan will succeed in getting  a bank established Ithere, and it undoubtedly will when business warrants  it, but there is no likelihood of any  '"neighboring town" losing any bank  established in the Slocan  The Hock land will resume operations  in a few days. When the wairon road  to i!ed .Mountain is finished machinery  will be installed and operations carried  on in a- more, extensive manner than  can be done with hand drills.  The American Boy is shipping- only  enough to pay expenses, and holding-  ore on the dump awaiting the completion of the road to the Last Chance  t'-am After that, the American Boy  will ship eight cars a month.  Ten mules are packing ore from the  Mountain Con, biit cannot keep up with  the ore sorters. One car already shipped  from Cody and two more cars coining'  down.' Stoping is being carried on  from the lower to upper level.  Fifteen men are employed at the  Hewett, and this foice will be increased  to 30 when the wagon road now building'is completed and shipments of ore  can be made Seventy tons of ore has  been shipped from the property this  season  The Last Chance is putting on men  daily and shipping a car daily, ''"he  'ong tunnel is being pushed through  the Galena to tap the ore on that claim  at a depth of 1,000 feet. Air drills are  being used and power obtained from  the Noble Five.  The Ivanhoe. concentrator will commence runnin"' next week. This mill  is ihe best in liie country and cost  J?35,n00 The tram cost ��-2-2,000 and the  flume 8"i,"iio. The mil! will, use less,  water than any other in theSloeaii, and  upon the start will ship a car of concentrates a day, which will be increased to  two cars in a short time The full  capacitv is 150 tons a daw  hills that does not recognize, the Sabbath. However rough the exterior he  has within him a. warm spot for the  teachings of early childhood and civilization, and likes to see the laws of his  country and civilized society obeyed.  Sabbath desecration, above all things  else, has always been discountenanced  by New Denver citizens. It is degrading to the community, and if persisted  in will put the town on a plane with the  whiskey camp. It is surprising that  enough young' men���men- of stamina'  and honor���could be gathered together,  who would so far forget, or ignore,what  they know to be the correct, the elevat  ing principles of civilization as to lend  their aid to this effort to transplant in  New Denver soil this degrading plant  of Sabbath desecration. This is one of  the obnoxious weeds that has grown up  in the Western American towns that  should be stamped out by all good  citizens.  With these few remarks may   I sign  myself, Yours truly,  TlIlN'KAliOU'1'IT.  New Denver, B.C., Sept. 24, 1900.  S3  S3  Interesting News   of   Progress Elsewhere in the  Field of Mining.  sbs^ssss as as ssssssasssgessss  (iOJLI)     PKODUCTIOX     IN"    A USTRAT,  ASTA    IN     1.900.  3IU.    SlflCOItlVS    OPINION'.  SI-OCA N     M.INKUAI,    I'MIAT  The No   s tunnel mi the Noble   Five,  which is being driven to determine  the  size   of   the   lire   body   struck   in   N'o. 7  l funnel last winter,   came   into  ore  last  The   Arlington   wagon   road   is   now j week.    No  s is now in 750 feet and has  open to traflic. j 4 inch.es of clean galena and 8 inches of  Ore. is being sacked for  shipment  bv ! emicentrating' ore   in  sight,  and  they  the Howard Fraction.  ha.-  Deen  >ara  on  )ii  Another large body of  ore  encountered in the Bosun.  The  Enterprise   is   making   prt  tions to resume regular shipments  Two men are doing surface work  the Neglected, stripping the ledge.  C. B. Taylor has a   nice  showing  one of his claims near the Surprise.  The Ethel Fraction, on Eight Mile,  sent out a three ton shipment last week.  The Sovereign is taking out ore. and  will make a shipment over the Noble  Five tram.  It is the intention of the late bonders I ll'om tlu' "���iU'li of the tunnel two feet  of the Tamarac group to work ten men ! of st('(>l g^li'"'"' ?im.l grey carbonates  this winter. j were struck, and in ten  days they  ex-  Work   on   the   Emma   group,   Goat   [)Wt to strikc  the  lal-e  ore  body'    A  : are seemingly on top of a large ore  I body. Since March. 1.898, (>,luO feel of  j tunnel has been driven on the Noble  I Five.    Sloping' will  soon   commence if  I ore bodv holds out.  i  The Mountain Con lead exists on the  Granite group, on the south fork of  Kaslo creek, seven miles from Cody.  A trail is needed into that section.  This property is owned by Fred Baker,  Geo. B McDonald, Col. Stone and John  Mcintosh. This summer 100 feet of  tunnel at a depth of 50 feet have been  driven to get under the ore body exposed  on   the  surface.    About  25   feet  Mountain, is proving' very encouraging  to the owners.  Ore. is being packed  down   from  the  Smuggler, Ten Mile, and a shipment of  permanent   camp   will   be   established  i next summer.  COM3IITNIOATKI).  ���LP  Secord, of Orillia, Ontario,  was  recently in the Kootenav country.   He  is interested in  the  Kaslo and  Slocan  Development Co., a company operating  in the White Grouse  section,  and at a  recent meeting of that company he in a  near,   speech   stated:   "Mr.   President,  arriving at the camp I immediately  inspected the six claims owned   by this  company, for it was for this purpose I  had   traveled   8,000    miles.     Being   a  holder of considerable stock  and many  of my friends being   also  largely  interested   therein    1   wanted  to  know  for  myself that my own and friends' money  was wisely and safely  invested.    Sir,  I  am not a stock speculator of any sort or  kind, and I have never bought  or sold  shares in  another  company  than  this  one.    1 invested in this company forthe  purpose of  mining  the  rocks  and not  the.  public;   hence the market value  of  the. price of stock I hold cuts no  figure  with  me.    After  I   had  inspected  five  out of the six claims to say that  I  was  pleased scarcely expresses.   Owing to  lack of time I left one claim unexamined, but I did not consider it  necessary.  In   fact,   I   would   have  been  satisfied  with   what   I   saw  on   two  claims.    In  common with many people with   whom  I have talked I  predict a  great  future  for the Kaslo-Slocan   Development and  the   White   Grouse   region   generally.  Before coming out here I   was  inclined  to believe  the  reports  about our  property too optimistic,   but   I   now  think  they scarcely said  enough.    I   will  return to Ontario glad that I   have  made  this journey  and   pleased   that   1   have  such a good report to bring back to my  friends/"  INTKIJKSTKI)    IN"    14.  C.  Gold production in Australasia for  the first half of the current year has  shown some variations, on which comment should be of interest. The output  of the several colonies for the six  months ending June 30, was: Crude  ounces, 1,989,025; ounces fine gold,  1,707,982; value, ��35,303,988: as against  835,024,050 for the corresponding period  of 1899.  While  all   the   colonies   showed   increases last year only two���Queensland  and  Western   Australia���have gained  during the current year.    In the former  the  increase was a  substantial   one���  11.2  per  cent.���and   was   due   to   the  mines entirely,   the  placer or alluvial  workings taking a very small   part  in  the output.    The Mount  Morgan   and  other leading mines have been actively  exploited:   in  several   cases   additions  have'been made to-milling plants,   and  the gold mining industry appears to be  in a prosperous condition.    Jn Western  Australia   the   increase this year  has  been   moderate���0.8   per   cent. ��� and  nearly all of it   was  made  in  January  and February, the latter months  showing either no gain or an actual decrease  from last year.    This   result  has  been  due to the falling off in the big mines at  Kalgoorlie; and whether it will be made  up in the second   half  of the year  depends largely on the result of the work  now in progress in the treatment of the  sulphide ores.  In New South Wales the decrease this  year has been 1.5.5 per cent., and there  seems to be no satisfactory explanation  of this large apparent falling off; unless,  as was suggested in "The Mineral Industry," Volume VIII., there was some  confusion in the returns for 1899, by  which this colony was credited with  gold produced from ores from Western  Australia. Indeed the returns from  this colony have often been difficult to  understand, the figures varying greatly  from month to month. The large increase in production shown in 1899 over  1898 was not the result of any special  variation in mining activity, and there  have been no changes this year to account for the decrease.  Victoria shows a decrease of 0.8 per  cent, this year, which has been fairly  uniform, each month's returns being  below or nearly equal to those of 1899.  There is no special reason  for  this bo-  States may this year take once more.  the leading place as a gold producer.  A KBITRATIOS    SATISFACTORY.  The    congressional     committee     at  Washington, looking into the question  of framing a  national  law compelling  arbitration between capital find, labor,  listened last week to H. H. Lusk, formerly   member   of   parliament   of   New  Zealand.   He explained the system   of  arbitration in New Zealand,  which,   he  sa'd, has been   extremely satisfactory.  The system was in the form of  compulsory arbitration, and it  had  six  years  trial.    The fact that there was  compulsory arbitration there  made both   employes and employers very careful as to  the   justice  of  their  case before   they  acted.    In these courts of arbitration in  New Zealand no lawyers are allowed to  appear.    Labor  organizations  in   New  Zealand are generally incorporated and  they found no disadvantage in such   incorporations.      The    arbitration     had  been   favored   by   the   employes   and  fought by the employers before  it  had  been enacted.    Up to  last  year  three-  fifths of all labor in   New  Zealand  was  organized.     Practically   the   scales   of  wages in New Zealand are made by the  labor organizations for the men outside  the unions as well as for those within it.  The arbitration court  of  ^saw Zealand  never fixes the maximum rate of wages,  it  simply  fixes  the  minimum   rate of  wages that can be paid.    The operations  Ot this system, he said, do   not,  hamper  industries for the. reason that in the six  years that it has been in operations, the  industries   have   increased   one-third;  this was by an increase in old industries  and the springing up of new ones.  WILL    liKDUCE    WAGES.  promises to be a great success. The j 20 tons will be made,  children will provide the entire program J. C. Harris has two men employed  and conclude the evening by serving on the Amazon and Wee Wee fraction,  refreshments. adjoining   the   Neglected   on   the   lake  The Methodist church and parsonage  will be tastefully painted inside and out  this coming week, and re-opening services will be held Sunday. Oct. nth.  when Rev Powell, the former pastor,  will occupy the pulpit.  Rev. Yates has accepted a call to  take the pulpit at Golden, B. C, and  will give his farewell service next Sunday evening. There will be no service  in the Presbyterian church on that day  in consequence thereof.  The only piece of sidewalk that is  absolutely dangerous for pedestrians is  that fronting the government property,  and it becomes worse daily. Bye and  bye an indignant public will tear up  what remains of the excuse for a walk  and make it into fire wood.  'Y"7-'he C.P. R. steamer Nelson was badly  damaged last week off Midge creek,  Kootenav lake, by striking upon a rock.  Her bow was smashed in but she was  kept afloat by the use of her pumps and  hurried to ' Nelson, where she was  placed on the ways for repairs.  Snow is beginning to make white the  lofty peaks, and in the valleys and on  the foot hills the trees are changing'  color to a rich golden brown. All of  which leads one to consider the whereabouts of the ducats that made life  merrv during the summer.  snore.  The Bosun keeps up its extraordinary  reputation as a steady shipper, and the  property shows satisfactory improvement.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston is pushing  work on his lake shore property, close  to New Denver. Two men are em-  ploved.  ! Editor Thk Lishok :  Dear Sir ���For seven years  or  more  | New Denver has sustained the name of  1 being a  loyal   Canadian   mining  camp,  with u liberal amount of  respectability..  ... . ... ,.  ,      ,   "   I for the past   12   months  ami having1 no importations of   lawless-1 ,  ness.    In business growth and   general j  importance it has advanced   proudly to;  the  front:   in honest, legitimate sport if  lias ever taken   an   advanced   position,;  for  none  in 1  msiness.    In !  , , , ,  >c prepared to transact   busi-    j yond a general relaxation of  the  high  .las. Rutherford, M.H., recently re-j pressure, work of last year. The attorned to Ivossland from a visit to Eng-1 tempt to introduce gold dredges in  laud. He reports that the mining' j certain parts of this colony have; met  markets in London have he.'.n very dull I with much opposition, for   reasons   not  and   but   verv i easv   to   understand.    The   success   of  and need lake a back seal.  any   legitimate  sport   or  all   this   period   there has never been a  desecration of the Sabbath by its young  field   sports  1 little business was done during all that j such operations may be problematical, j  time Matters were beginning to im- j but failure would injure only the oper- j  prove, however, when he left and will j afors themselves, and the protests made j  be much better after the general elee- ; against the; list; of dredges seem to have |  tions, which are expected to take place! been based upon a false idea, of the pro-1  in (ictober.    Then everybody will settle! bable results. |  down ami be prepared to transact   busi- ;      |��� \ew Zealand   the   small  decrease.  Speaking   of   the   prospects   of   the  Yukon,    R.  C.   McDonald,  an   experienced mining man   recently  returning  from that country, says that there  will  be at least four years of good life for the  placer diggings, but  undoubtedly  rich  quartz mines  will  be  discovered.    On  his   trip   back   to   England  he  carries  with him a number of rich specimens of  quartz.     The   original   discoverers  of  quartz on  Indian   river  have a   large  body of conglomerate ore  in  sight.    If  mining was carried on in  the old   way  the placer claims already discovered  in  the Yukon would last for  many  years,  but  improved   facilities  makes a   vast  difference.    There, will be a big drop in  the wages paid men this season, and  it  is understood   that  an  agreement  has  been made between the big companies  to   pay   S3.50    per   day.    There   is   no  scarcity of men   there'  now,  and   it   is  thought that all the help needed can be  obtained at the wages mentioned.  Til INK UK'S    THOUGHTS.  Ill  Work   was  started   Monday  on   the j blood   in   open   tieht   sports   unti  Hewett   wagon   road,   connecting  that j Sunday, when a few of the  young'  men  property with the Galena Farm road to' styling themselves ball players knocked  Silverton. the ball about the commons and scram-  The Trade Dollar has recently shipped I blc<1 art('r '''   in  competition  with   the  less the same as before the war Mr | shown will probably be, made up in the  last | Rutherford says he knows of several j second half of the year, as mining in  " '' companies which intend to   invest   con- ! fh,. Otago District has been prosperous,  siderable nionev in the  development of!  and   the  dredniiur   industrv   has  been  two cars of ore, and packers are taking)  ���10 tons more  to  Cody,  which   will   In  shipped from there in one lot.  Twenty tons of ore was shipped  week from the Arlington. This  perty is one of great promise and  be a heavy shipper this winter.  last  pro-  will |  Silverton aggregation of the same.  Is this to In- the first of a series of  such public desecrations of a day that is  held sacred all over the civilized world.  and especially recognized wherever the  British flag floats:-1  ! The British empire owes much of its  greatness u> its sacred holding of the  Four men are getting the camp ready j Sabbath; Canada lias won its proud  at the .Monitor, Three Forks. The i destination as an advanced nation, not  force will soon he, increased to 14 men j wimllv, perhaps, but largely because of  and stoping will commence in Decern- j itH adherence to the teachings of the;  her.  properties in British Columbia, but they i r,ot|, active and successful. The latter,  will not begin before early next spring, | m(]eed, threatens to be overdone, as  as it is too late in the year to do .much, there is at present a boom of some  British Columbia is becoming known in ; dimensions in that branch of the in-  London, and chiefly through the success j ffustry, and many new companies are  of Mr. Whitaker Wright's companies. j ht'.ing organized Thus in May no less  He. seems to be the leader of the market ! t|,all ���_>,) m,w companies were organized  so far as British Columbia is concerned. ; to work   dredges,   and   the  number   is  There is going- to be a   considerable   re-  rapidly   increasin;  In   Tasmania   the  vival,    he   said,    in    British   Columbia j <,-,,i(] production is always variable and  mining within the. next few months.       j ia   ,|()t    important.    The   decrease   this  ��� year has been largely in   the  gold   won  j as   a    by-product    in   connection   with  Ottawa  cabinet I copper ami other metals  THANKSGIVING      IIAV  Dare, t.o lie true: nothing can need ;i  lie ���Herbert  All that God does for man he does by  man.��� Investigator.  He who is most slow in making a promise, is the most faithful in its performance!.���Rousseau.  For virtue's self may   too   much   zeal  be bad;   the worst of madness is a saint  j run mad.���Pope.  i We should speak only on those occas-  1 ions when we are well acquainted with  | our subject, or when silence would be  j improper.���Socrates.  | Did we ever imagine that we came  I out of nothing and went hack into tioth-  : ing, and had ties only with one another,  j still so long as we are what we are, our  ; life must take form from its own germ,  I and grow and ramifv   into   moral   com-  At a meeting   of  tin  j mother land.    There   is   nothing'   morel last   Wednesday    it    was  decided   that!      I'pon the whole. Australasia has done j niuuities ���Martineau.  A compromise has been arranged be- j sacred   to   an   Englishman    than    the i Thanksgiving Day this year  would  be, I well in maintaining its large gold  pro-i  tweon the Fisher Maiden Company and I Sabbath,   and   there  is   nothing   more! Thursday, October Isth.    Heretofore it' duction'during the rirst half of the year. ;     The autumn tints the foliage with its  the   recent    re-locators    whereby    the ' honored by Canadians than flic  day   of; was held in November, but this year an j The.result, however, indicates that 1900 ; frosty breath,   but   it   cannot   hurt   the.  Company is Luve.n exclusive   ownership' rest.     It matters nor what is his   belief. ! earlier   date   has   been   selected  in   re-! will show lint little gain over 1899,  and | fruit that Williams has piled up   in   his  again, the re-lncators  relinquishing  all ! he may have none at   all,   but   there   is I spouse to requests thai   this   should   be! that it is quite.possible that the   Trans-, store.    Call in and   buy   a   few  pounds  claim to the property.  pot a Canadian prospector roaming  the' done  vaal being out of the   wav���the   I'nited i when von have time and nionev TiiK ij-:i-)■,;']•:. \;-;\v ]>i-:x\"h.K. b.c. septeurkk 27
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of hamaniry aief the linancicr.        (■ me in and see a-. 'Inn do me pa I  I lie 'I mil .lop; ,   i the eraniiun .   or  clia-e  i he- ' Mack   row   from our wn l cr ; hoWCVcr.   WHS    HOT     SI I flic,i(Ml 1.       Thcj
harrel:    one i, -a vat'e a no 1 he ot tier a victim of t hir^f.        ' Hie ol ihe iiohie-i work- ,il' rreat iol: i-, r he man who a I way* pays t he printer:  lie  i-      _ ■        _ _ !
-lin- ol' a'li|i!:i< in paradi-c with rliornle-- rn-e< (cv a pillow l.y ni^'lit. ami norhim_' lair i^ohl to look at l.y day. ScOTcll   mail   to   I)<U1(1   gives     pai'ticil-I
R. T. LOWKIiY. Eilitor and financier. ■ , . , . '       i
. .  '■■        la.rs of ;i niiiHM's'   meeting., held   ;it j
•ryi hnii.; aeo' helicvi'- t hat 1 if-!i
mi:.-  p-.y-freak   i-   prool' tha t  it i-    (UI llll ICI'     of   ' coal     lllillei'S    (dVei'ini
The Ledge.
A pencil cros-i in tin-.-'jt-.-irc |
i.nlicates  ill.-!i   your -atl'-enp-
11 m: is clue, ani'i  that the edit..r i
'A-i-l|e.-,o'l)Cc    af_'llill     to    looki',1 I
V'Jlll' Cl'lllalerici. j
I their vain efl'orts to get hold of
! '.nines. Tliey seem to forget that
mines arc made', and that to make
a mine considerable cajn'ial niusi
lie expended before regular shipments can he niiide. even under the
.iniid the chctpiered phases of niin- Hainiltoii.  Lantirkshirc.   at   whicli ;
ing cam]) life. 20(» dciM'dcd to  start   for   Nanainio
to work in   tln^   mines.     At   Ladv-i
The Slocan and its towns should
lost    f;i vorablo    conditions
Never in the liis-
 ,. Tory   of   mining in
Wanted    theSloeaiilinvetl,,.
big developed properties   looked   us
well us at the present time.    Never
were the prospects brighter for  immensely increased shipments,   and
there is i'ycry reason to believe that
the ore shipments for IHOO will   far
exceed Those of any previous  year,
and as for those of 1001.   it   would
„ not he surprising if they more than
doubled those of recent years.   And,
yef, mining in the Hloean  is   in  its
infancy.    None of the big  properties have been proven to  any  considerable depth, yet indications are
that the ore bodies improve both in
size and richness  as  depth   is  attained.  A11 thing's being considered,
and in view of the great number of
prospects   that   are   slowly   being
made into mines, there is no reason
why the Slocan should not become
the greatest dividend  producer   in
This might be considered too
optimistic a. view to take of things
by anyone not acquainted with the
great possibilities of the mines here,
but when it is remembered' that
dividends amounting to nearly
S.'!.000.000 were, paid by Slocan
shippers prior to 1S00. and that
most of those dividend paying properties arc still heavy, shippers and
give every promise of largely increasing their output, and the
further fact being noted that many
new shippers arc coming into prominence almost weekly: it will he-
seen that the outlook is most hopeful, and that the position here
taken is not over-optimistic.
Ilelow are the properties paying
dividends and the amounts paid to
June MO.   I Mill:
Oooileiionuh   -    :;:.i.e.
A ntoinc   . in....
Idaho  -ll'.n.
Jacks.,!!   ."it km-.        -.'.,.,,
I,;i-r < 'hancc               j |.; ,,
M:.ii!t,,r  In.i,,
X.,1,1c Kiv-      :.<,.,,■
I'.-.ym-                                   i-m,,-
Snritri-.-        -J':"
K       :'.', co
Kink                                            ... !■■.-,,.■.
K   ;..!.;,■  fari'i.   .,■ :.,,.. ■
reason for this is apparent.   Money-
be, extensively advertised at the
fair in Spokane next month. It is
an opportunity that does not come
everv daw
smith, the flourishing little mining!
Town    near    Nanaimo.    soue-   "Ji'ioj
Utages are being   erected   for   thci
erl iiHMi'.'io not'forget these' things.;       thi:   coai.-.minkhh"   stwiki-;.
convenience of miners, so t hat when
the Lanarkshire men come out they
will     u;
uarkshirc men come out they | J*d
ut.ve    house    accommodation,'! r;-'*
though'they may appear to.     'Lhey!    '   ■; prepared for ' i hem.     The   employ-j
ftillv realize thali laru'c expenditures!     'TJu'    lot   a.'nd   condition   of   ihe:'incut    of    white    men    instead   of!
are. necessarv before   The   dividend ■ eoal-niiner   arc   not   envied,    even ; Chinese will mean much to   Nanai-j
Ttei'iod is reached, and tliev  like to'when    at   the   best.     His   labor   is; mo.   and   indeed   to   the   I'l'ovincc!
see the dead   work   done   and   ore ! arduous and unpleasant',  and   dan-; geiicrally.     Tlie   China-man   would j
Iilocked out before they   take   hohl i K''1' is <'vei- at   his   elbow.     In   the : never tend to build up a   c.mimun-|
of   the    1'iropertv.     If   this   is  not j coal-mining regions of the east, his !-<".>'.     He   is   an   isolated,   peculiar)
done and they are asked to   buy a- j surroundings are seldom elevating. . eTcatiirc. who merely exisis  where   J*J BOURNE BROS
rnosnect. no matter how "ood. thev I 'tnd his opportunities  for advance-  a white man would live,    die sends  *^--*
want the price to range somewhere j nient■ ai-e few.     I-\)r   these   reasons In is   ea.rnings.   when   he   is   not   in
in  the   hundreds.     However good i fie American people,  who   are   al- j bondage, back to China.,   and   gets
The   indications   may   be as a pros-! ways fair when a case is fairly pre-j there himself as soon as  he   makes
pect. they contend that they  must) rented for their consideration,   are! a. little money.     The British miner.
take   the   chances   and make  the j taking* Unusual     interest    in    the j '»n the other hand, spends his money j "Mop here?" iinswered the functional
mine, and are not  willing  to pay
any fancy figure for the  privilege.
On tlie other hand  the prospector
knows the character of  the  ledges
In order to live happily you must first be comfortable.
You can not experience any comfort—especially when
the weather is so changeable as at this season of the
year if you are not prepared for the changes in the
line of Fall Clothing-Light Woolen Underwear—Sox
and Hose—Shoes, etc. We would call your attention
to our new stock in these lines-certainly you cannot
find   anything  better--wann — inexpensive—durable.
Cloth in »* that fits well looks well, and, if the material
is there, wears well. We pride ourselves on being
able to lit you in the latest makes, and the best of material is used. Our Overcoats, Mack maws, Rain Coats
•inrl Rubber Goods are as good as any made.
P.S.—We have just  received   a large shipment of
Paints and Oils.
New Denver, & C.i/J
•■How loii"/ does the train stop here:'''
the   old    ladv   asked    the    brake-man.
statement of wrongs advanced by
the mine-workers. They now
and their mineral-bearing possibili- j await the defense of the coal corn-
ties, and when he strikes one with panies. whatever  it  may  be.    So
gigantic   strike  in the  anthracite j where he makes it  and enters into r1'"111' "iuiutcs.    i-rom rwo to two to
i • m i i   i.i     L-unf^i-cM  , •+    • i-i    two-two.      "1 wonder.'  mused   the old
coal region.     I hev have  read  the I the Jite ol the communitv in which!.   .       ,... „. . .  .     ,     .     ,
*=• - • hidv,      if   that  man   thinks  he,   is  the
strong indications of ore, or the ore
itself even in small quantities, he
at once puts a price upon his prospect ranging anywhere from $30,000
up and awaits a buyer.'
Perhaps both the prospector and
capitalist are at fault, and one is as
much responsible for the  lax con-
far the statements put out by officials of the. companies make a weak
defense. It appears from the statement of the miners that they are
underpaid and overcharged. They
claim that their a.verage earnings
are less than S250 per year, wages
outrageously below the just reward
dition of affairs  as  the  other.    rf J «>f skilled workers in perilous omi
tlie prospector can proceed with the
work of development, he is justified
in holding his property at a high
figure, but if he cannot, and is content to simply sit and wait for the
ore to come to the surface to tempt
a. Inu'er he is foolish to hold, his
property at a high figure.     But no
pations. They further charge that
the companies compel them to overload their cars, dock them unfairly
for waste material taken out in the
coal, and charge them double price
for powder. In some cases, miners
are still forced to trade at the company stores.
Sir Walter   I'alei|_r;li's Pipe
,.',•!•   C   ,1 '     4-\     -,.-%  i   I      It further appears that from   The
more foolish is he than the capital-j ' l
• ,     ,     ,i •   ,    ,,   4 i. ,      ,     u > u     I beginning tlie miners have consist-
ist who thinks that because he has j     ^ ^
a few hundred thousand  dollars at)
his back he can   dictate   the   price)
and terms at which   he   shall   buy. ]
At the present time  there   are  too!
,. ,, •     , .. , ,-     «i      standinii' the earnest a.ppea.ls of
main* ol this class ot buyers in  the: ' .       ,'
rr, , 4-1 ■        newspapers, speaking for the couu
camp.      Nicy   arc   buying   nothing        . . .
ontly and earnestly offered to submit their case to arbitration, and
that the mine-owners have as consistently ignored the offer; notwith-
Talking of Sir Walter Raleigh and
his lirst pipe recalls a story new perhaps to some readers. A school boy
was told to write an essav on some of
the chief incidents of theTrudor period.
Much study had not conduced to clearness.
"'Sir -Walter," he wrote, "was the
first person to introduce the use of
tobacco into lOngland, and one day as
he was initiating some friends into the,
mystery of smokino', he turned round
and said very impressively lo Ridley.
'We shall this day litrht such a flame in
England it will never be put out.' "—
London Outing
he lives, sharing the duties and re-   whistle,,"-Indiaiiapo!is Press
sponsibilitiesof citizenship. — Nelson -■ -
Economist. I    A little t?h'1 abuut eight •veurs of fl»c'
I witnessing the c.ereinonv  of ordination
at one of our recent Conference sessions,
was much impressed, and after the.
service asked her mother what itmeant.
"What do you think it meant?" the
mother inquired. "I don't know," was
the answer, "'unless the bishop was
feeling of their heads to' see if they had
any brains before, he sent them off to
1 Home Grown
1 --ru^ and Qi'Pamental Trees,
|  Roses. Shrubs, Vines, Bulbs,
Hedge Plants
For Fall Planting
80,000 to choose from
N< '  AUKNT'-,  not   ci.iiiiiii i-.sioii |o ji;iy.
• Il'ii.-I's .|'L-j- in mic ci;iy voll ::v\ iv ill
:i l.our ilircc-. Xo I'uiiiiyiii ion nor inspection charges.
i !r>'0iil!..lisc j.lniii j.   -j I<. aui'ii-ii!inr;il
impli'iiiciits.ctc. I,.-ii':.'c>! anil mi.?! complete -tori; in liic pi'oviii'-.'. Sc-ml tor
c.-ir:iiof.'Uc or call mill u 1,-1 k.• your -rlr.-
I ion lii'l''.!v placinu- vonr onlcr-.
heinselves ;ind discoiiraginu' others
■eeking lo ijnv.
ever, their inlluenee is fast  waning j
and tic era of   the   cinch   ga.me   j
last giving-way to lhat of   progress j
try's menaced indtisfrial and   com-'
niereial interests.
The New York   (.Y'lnmereial-Ad
.   ! vcrtisci"   warns   The   oiieratoi's That
and 'jirospcrity
rogressi vc  oper-
•'itis   deplorable   that   they   could
not see Their way clear   To   discuss
alors   are   tnpning   their   a-1 tention
a'rbitraTion of (leniand.-
ue eoin-
,■.,.,.,,.: i ins way. and   more   inquiries   are
I'..'.',;,.' -.being made for prospects   than   for
, ..',' ,'..'.'.'j many months past.      Prospect' luiy-
.'..-,��,.,- ; '"'i's are wa.nieil in iheSloean.     Men
i  .-lioiild  ice reiiieinbei-ed  ihai   in; who kimwa l'.oo.I  i liiug when   they
'l'iv..  :-'ri.-;;.|
W- -■l::iu-o...
addition to   tlie   a ! ci ivi-nano-d    , in
pel't !i •-   I i ii ■'■!    a Pi ■   -li'dl   : n i O.e--  ,'b    t ;:
l'iu'i i-i'pri-e ami    \ r I i i -'.-_: r ■-■ i ■   <<w   'I'.-
and Tv.-.-h.-.- Mil--, and I in- :■;,•>! -,.ld
sil \ '•!'   .1 cl'i ■[ i'-!'! ',<■:-   oil       ! .. •   i I I • ill      .■1'eel-:
togc-i ie-r with tin- i ieyeh :j.i n-  mi ne
on     S:l\-ep     Mi ci:ni:i in     and     < >i 11« -r
a roil lid Sa in Ion.  a I i o!'   which    iia \
entered. ■■ >!' are a ! .c 'in  l..  '-m ,.r.    ; i.
.-'hi ppi li.n   I i-l . \ i:d     i ii a-     \\||!     | I,,
] i-1   c .f   c|'i\ ;de||c |      i ,;| \ .■!■-      ! ..-     ■• :•.■;! i I v
a lle-iil'-llic'!.
I li   \-iev.-    •■ cf    ; ;. ;-     ' '■!;.      l'a' ! .'l'i n:
I mi lie >k    n ir   d'". <•!' 'pei I    nr< o. en i,-
a ini  l be a-.-u ra >.]<■>■ gi \
i if    i ■ i' ■ 11     ,"ei am-     :■ ].'
mi 11; 11•j   ! ii \-'-~i iin-1 ■; -   : i
it   i- yi.iii.'W iia i  -'.: r: .!■;-
j-   not     g|---;ii .-!■     a.-! i '. ;1
by 1 in'- pc i.-pi-d-loi •, in j
a I'e i 111 I I I II I ' '!'•'! ! 'i i ■ pi'' ■- i " •' -i - : ; , I ie
en III p I lia I g:\-e e\ •■'■'■ pi ■ ■! 11 i - ■ - "
iuak illg   Ulili' .-.   a ie I   ''■ '■!     '•'■ Ci      f'.i--' '
!iv  i-c-.p:ia H v   b_\     c-pre-ema : i •, e-    ci
c;tpil.-| !    |ccl;i !|j_      Ii.''     !ii'.'--llii'-!M      in
il    and    a i
willing   lo   pay   a
panics rely on the weakness <n Tin'
unions, financially and in membership -tuning their employes, we fear
1 nu ci in lideiii |y.'" This fear linds
c'oiilirinal inn in t he staienu nt made
i>\  the president of i he I tela-wai'e v*s:
.1 ust arrived lor   h .clii-s and 0<-ni]--iti<-n
I-Jeautiful  Opal   Rings
—single   stone—three
! stone —four stone rings
Turquois -— genuine —
three,  four   and   live
j stone rings.      Also  a
beautiful  line of Opal
Rcarf Pins	
These goods arc of the J
hestqualit>.  We have j
other lines of'.fewelery |
to arrive soon j
<;. w. i;i;iMM!'/i'T, o;-a.iM.,>—•.■,„,.. ■
SAXi'O.S*.   11    •*. I
"W'Iu.mi in Xr'J>s(')X >.ee otii" j
{&• KJ?
m. .i. m-:.vin*.
\'.mc..ii v.-'-. 11  i '
$    WIIITK  I. \ IIOl; i cXl.V.
taple and Fancy
Is the headquarters lor Mining- and
Commercial Men doing Business in
that section of the Slocan tributary to
GRANT THORBUHN,  Proprietor.
W. L« Jeffery
& Son
Workers in Tin,  Copper and
Sheet Iron.
Air Piping and Mining
Work a Specially
Headquarters.   New Denver
Braces and ail kinds oi'Genrs'
Furnishino's   al"
D.  McLachlan's
,\..'H-  I )c!i\-.-r.
, i    ,. .      ■ ,      i ■ I! i;d-nn   < 'on I   ( 'ompaii v.    t hat    I he
•a-, 'ii.'i i 'Ie ml: ore i. ir it.      And   men :    _ _ '
,      , ,,      ,       i , . ■-' c I j h ii i in  i he union t reasitrx' "\\i|'
.-11 o 1111:
■ ,. |     : ;n 'I    r-upiiort    a    .'O-ea I    --I riK'.e    \'.'i'v
■la ->    '. 11      lil "II      l'\ '  '
iv SKINNKh', "I'.-iih'i
e||i-i ill ra^e     till
ma k iii;.; I heir jiriee- ri".hi a m
Freci, j. squire,
Au'iMi! ti>r
Dottier in
Dip;--::,   p. o
'. .'in i. '.-ini!' i aincl.i !;. xnis.   ('nnfect ion
cry and  l-'rnii.
I: VTI'S |\ * *( >XXi-'' "!'!(i.V
Xewntarket  I'-ieck. Xe.w Denver
i;oii   iii;:  i.!) i j a 11:'-•  I  ;-i'i:i:  •■i'iri;.
■      ' ' ' ' ' ' ' !  i  . . ■   . f-
eioipii'iil   words  from the l!e\-.   Mr.       §
1   !i;;v''   ;|    ■■"■-■���•   '■"iisi-m.i.-n^or    phjlij,,.. ,,)'   l!;l:;(.il!(ll.   •-,!„.    n-i-ml    & %
ei i 111 iiaa I mailer on t la-  \\ ;\v    win'e'
' ■ll"    • huadi .pari   IinjiiiKi.   hi.p. -exr     y,q ?.'X.     7^-sns;   ' >af .*<■     >st v<     >^ v.<     >«. pK     y*X Y^:.    '^»A teK     "irai *»<'''"" >c$*«w£: ysA BraC "'>«{ *e<'   "y*S
...., ., .,. ,,.,i ,,, .,,,   ,.,,,., ;     , <ai>   ^,     v3? <©*»    \   <m «ss>    ;'    <n» L   &   ;      <&*   J     <s&   ^'   <s» '<ss> <taa>   ^    <ss>
ii'1'.-'  .-j'!"'.!!  lotlie   i oiiip.inie-   |" joj^    -^Es-iffii;     X^feci     >xi i»C    >«afe«:..    JR«<fe«<.    is-a' IbeC    >*& h&-    >*sffeKC     Jw]i<     yeslbsC     ..>«'teaC    ys4b<     >v<
■Id   to   a rliil ral imi.    <|iiotes   iin-.-c ^ "j?
opellecl   i ill I    11 f - \ i    Wee
Ito take a  In' 'k ai   ii.
i :.. ' -a :' i i a i
ieuii iiii.ii'
the -a,-an.
J i i.; • T I h'-l'"
M:a I | I ;. — i . -« I
i e ■ 11
ol' the minor,    ihe    I rii-ml    oj'   peaec
ami on ler'':
'' 11 i.-- he i tea I li no man's 'I iuii ii \ .
' '\ en if in- lie a mi ilioiia iri . t" -pea k
k i ini ly i " a ml eoiil'cr with his \\ ork-
iii"ii. 1 ! einp!o\.-er ami '-m ;■!,■■, .<
i -a ii i ii ■ I 'l'i me,lit 1 c i-i ■! I ier the >,v. 'I'M
\". ill ;"' liri.e-lil'-r. I II the end -i \
i'eet i a' i art li is all I hat i- ic-i'i , ,\"
• ii In-r i ipei'tii or ' a'   mi m-r.    a mi    I h--
I iieinc .1".    iii'  ^-i ii .c |   i !.••,•( |-    i>      lie-     i i|, ! \
11 .>'     -/'^t
"\\ .'1(1''
\ 11
I i,e -iiuw ha- a Ire.-n I \- !i n nu' 11,--
'.-, h11•■ i-i 'Iie o\ ei- i||.- hmlmr iieak-
!n i iie ."-loean. Lii\-iiiL: wariiini: thai
; ii" I ■! a iii il'n I -■ -. i 111 <■ i- ir upon :m a nd
iia- pi k'- up Si i \ it M ' m ma i n : - mih
' ie-r.-  : n   i arm i n;i i i' in.
chilis   that   \- il i ea n>. •  i he    peoph-   ;,
-r\.-ul]i    | ia m-e  li\   i he -j-ra ■,■.• .a'   eil In-r.      '|'!n
< • *■ i" >i■ t n nit \   is now   up"11    fur   ;n l'i-
I rat ion.       I I   ;.- n n- ,\ nn-riea n !'. a- a n \
ma n   I.,  think   I lia I   il   i- lic-in-a t h  him
-1 "ii   i' i a  ei an pla i nl   ■ 11'   .-in    lai;
in  i Ie- 'j ro'A I h ot' lil ■•i'a r\   "ii t "l'i ii'i.-i-s    j.|i'\'i'.''
h A
1 I-I :i !> ! I - !
' a, r-i.-ii -'a!! paid :
ia-siM'V '! 'itnd :
rndividfi.! prelim
h •:. A!'    o I ' C! i" i
! l','.' i iii i i,i (. i
7. '.ii :i i, i ii. ii i. < ii
' ••'-.'['l; i. \ i..
I !,'-     m-m-     . -I..-.-.-     i I
. '-a r c d tin.-   pa p"i\       I I. r-    i-    a    re-
na r'ka i 'I" eirenm-ia ie--.- and   -In >nld
ce  made a  note of ! ,\   all    i nt i-n-.-i ed    , ((
i lex. !.. 'i
l .i-.--in-.-ii--
iie  I 'liiied Slat.
STi.'A'i'll' "\.\ J'.lil   .Wo!-NT   imi'Vi..    I I.' ". .M.I i.     I'reside!;: .
! J < . X. ' ..   A.   I 'iaWiMi'Vi'.   \'jce   i'l'e-i.ielil.
;•".. S.   ( 'i.(mSTi'.\. (ienc-ral .Mat:
- iii   all par's nr i'ana'.'a,  X-au-fiiiind'aini. 'Irc-a'  i'ritaii:
i *s.
New Denver branch  -
"esse       >*{ p>*       >t^'»ac       >^ -pnC      >'3;'s«t.      ~JK<  Jwf.     ">*%     P01^      ~X, P^i      ~P^L i*'^C      >a< p<'     >«? fraC      >^ paC.      >c^
—- — ■"*""-* —~* ***~- -""- *™~- «s© «as> ®> <sst <sss
w w;   'a®   "   <sb>    ',    «ss>   ';   '«w   ;;    ?m    ',     "«». <e»   j
IL  A "sb<      >« *fe<       >e^ Wc      X )oaC      >!< )sstC       JkS  WC.       >*<     xmC      >rf
Tsgmm^smffaaq&&3g3G^^ Stivexth Yeah.
VtiE EEDiJE. SEW DESYEH. I i.e..- SEPTEM V,VJl -J 7'- luon.
as   wk   (jkciw   or.r>.
As we «-j-i')\v uld, our yesterdays
Seem very dim ami distant:
" Ve. o'i'o.pc, as chough in darkened ways,
Throu'^'h.all that is existent:
Ver'i'a.r-o''ff 'lays are bright and clear
With suns that lmi^* have laded.
And faces dead sui-in sti.-nicely near
Tn those thai*, life has shaded.
As we yrow old our tears are few
For friends most lately taken,
13nt. all—as falls the .summer dew
From roses lightly shaken—
• of producing sixty  million  dollars a
i year, with United States  assay   cer
: tificates to show for it.
i     What is the remedy ?    What is the
I lesson to be learned ?    It is the same
j old lesson of the folly of saving at the
j spigot and wasting at the hung.   The
I buyer wants to save tlie expense of a
1 proper investigation.    A mine is not: x0l.t-,en,   states.   It
unwittingly ]'>re|>ar:iii:' ;or rhe whirr., white ja imrers r.nr they >.en Tarn the
pei'iii ■ nt' the Nurtiiei-ti Srates mitnld i aahamtau'es c..f nrlraiiizali"!). ami thev
troubles ai'i'l niisl'nrniries. which, while j soon .stand for the same wages and
rhev were, tor some thin- held in obey- j terms as were 'demanded by tin- men
aiif-e. have now liegiiu to   plague,   those I tliey were intended ro suj'ersede.    Now
wlm if  was   never
intended   should   be i the negro will' be   wanted  to  take  the
place (if the Italian and the  Croat.'and
iosc troubles come in tlie   form   of
disturbances ro the labor svstein  of tlie
no nrejuiliee of color .or  caste
vent it.    Capital has   neither
can   prc-
,   j to be examined   in  one  day  or  ten that theSouthern negro can underwork
idays.    The   examiner   should-be a . the Northern whites.   There are many
When some chance word of idle strain,   man of sufficient experience to enable departments    of   labor   in   which   the
The chords of memory sweeping,
Unlock the flood-gates of our pain
For those, who taught us weeping.
found j "or sentiment.
As we grow old our smiles are ran
To those who greet us daily,
Or, if some living faces wear
The looks that beam so yaily
From' eyes
!n answer to their wooing,
'Tin lair the Past that shines tlie   while
(nir power to smile renewing.
him to meet the Greek. He should,. Southern negro is extremely efficient.
j be incorruptible and he should know He can render in them as satisfactory
| his   profession, w A   man   so qualified Service as can the whites,  and he can
and will  work   cheaper.    The urgency
j costs money, to be sure, but h<  saves :
money,   to a.     To  detect   frauds   or
,  of business competition  will   force the
acTOiiiJuau,.                 , ,,    ...   ■  „ .      ,      , , .    . _             , producer to disc everv possible economy
ng"closed-ami we should j . salting,    he should insist upon stay- (o put ||Js   ml||cJ. „„' the.,„H1.kct t0 th(.
, mg for a mill-run-if it be a "milling ,,.(..ltosr. a,ivanta„.ei },mI> in ^.ph-in-
j proposition."   The whole mine should the mos: available means of econoimV
■ be turned over to him and his assist- ine;.   |ai>()1-   will  always have ro  bear
i ants.    Let   them   get   the   mill   into more or less of the burden.
: shape, clean it up and send down not -Then' there is another advantage in
_—                              I less than five hundred tons as a sain- the negro     He cares but  little, for  or-
Continuing his article   in   the  Cos-1 p'«-    Then   one  can   learn   not only gani/.ations   that -deprive,   him of his
mini;   sai/i'ivo
mopolitan   Magazine   on   salting  of
mines, Ohas. M. Dolson says:
Frequently   there  is  an  assayer's
laboratory on the spot and with open
iv hat that ore produces, but its chein individual   liberty.    Trades  union   as-
ica.1 constituents and its adaptability *"'i;,ri'"'s   lll(,(jr  !,"r  liul<* eiicmirage-
to concentration and the  cost of oh ''"""■'»■"'»  '"»»•   'Hois h   is that the
taining   the auriferous  values  from 1"-T0   l',h"in;ri  is ~"hi-  \>  ]"•«""* aj n,e Indian s,
, ,.. .... rI1, most-formidable, factor in the. labor pro- "Ul's
handed hospitality  the   mine  owner I the resulting concentrate.     I here are 1,1,.,,, „,• tIl(. rililed St.U(JS    j,, ,-.u.r   th),  ll'-»)1 the West Indies, will be  bringin
puts it at the expert's, disposal.    Ab-j many ores that a fire assay will show ,JRai.(1 liUKStUiir' .; m, 'ouly }, Hi'ti,;i| j
solute privacy is gut*, ran teed; but the j t0 contain forty to fifty dollars of gold illK] s,,(.;.,| pl.0i,le,ni. bur a labor question j
innoeent-lookiiig array of bottles may j Pfel' to",   but so   complex   in   their' ;,|s„. I
"Moreover, when the Southern plantations shall be laid waste by the free.
importation of sugar and rice, from the
new ["nited States territories in the
Caribbean and Indian Archipelagoes,
the negroes will be forced ro desert the
South in a body, and they will <ro North,
where employment will await tiicm
"Then there is the native populations
of those Fast Indian and West Indian
territories of rhe United States. They
will flock hither to escape from the
escape from- the pauper wages which
prevail in their own countries, and.
being citizens, they will have the right
to come. Men who are accustomed to
work for a dime a day will here be able
to earn a dollar. With such a prospect,
they will come, by the million as soon as
they have, tlie means. But few years
will elapse befoie every .srcaine.r from
is and from   Hawaii,  and
•lecomes a  la i ■
of tin- phase- o;   ij)(.   [.roiijeni   that   lia-
iieen but little heretofore considered."
or ij,Ue-r ;
H Ol  I.I K    O
Mh.'-i-.--. I    cj.-i
It has been agreed thai .newspaper
subscriptions are an infallible test, of a
man's honesty They will sooner nr
later discover the man. If he is dishonest he will cheat the printer some
way—declare.he.has paid'wheii he has
•in'  si .i-nii   Mi-'h -   i cj\ i-je
a;.- ! ci-n-ii-i.    Wh.-r.- i..<-.-.t*• cj
iia. i:,i: ■ ; .livid.- ea<! .if   n.-aan-nr
liiiiiv. I...; ]j.->i.
■i!  W.-i
Ol: tie.'
'PAKK XoTK.'E Unit I. A.   S.   F*.r«-.'il.   a^-nt
J     fur-J.iliii.A. W'liiiii. r.   X... 1; -.,.•;:.;;. ;i< tn hik--
rhinl: ('lliirl.-i .1'. Hill, No. I'ljulii. a- t" "i)e.--"iv|h;
.John F. .Mclnt.isli, x>i. -j:TS.'A.  .'is   \i> '.ne-cjiiart.-i'.
;ii)(| David .f. .Miiiiii, No.--IXhih. H< lo (,nf-iju:>ni'r:
•,.,.t ,.,„,,. ;.. „i a        i-i .-ill micliviited inic-i-.-st-. iut,-ml, .sixty >'.'i\s  from
scut nionev in the mails which was   the .Oie  hereof,  i,, ;i|/,,iy  to  the Miibji- id
lest— will rake the paper and not pay
for it—or move, off and leave it coining
to the office he left. Thousands of
alleged clirisrians are dishonest in this
particular, at least, and the printer's
books will tell fearful rales at' the final
Williams has several of the choicest
brands of cigars ever brouirhr into rhe
Slocan Uo nor leave, Xew Denver
without trying- a f^w of them.
(••/ni<-r {'«.r irCertificiiU' of InniroYMjiojits. f.irThc
l>ui'|cu,sc of nlil.-iiiiiiifr ;i Ci-owii (Jnoii nt'lJn? ;ilnive.
An.I further iii kf norici- tlint action, iiiuicr
section :i7. innst In- ('otiiiiic.nt'L'd before- the i.-Minuet- nf siieli eerthieate of Iiii|inivi:'inci)ts.
Dated this v^,) d.-lv .if SopH:iiiUii\ A. 0., luitii. ,
''--'"-"i A. S. FA.RWELL.
'SAOIMK    .Mnierxl' Cluiiii.
Hill Bros.
Maiiulacturei'.s ot
"Thus it  is   i liftr  the   Race   'Question
"It niav lie claimed that the   labor of
have been tampered  with   and  gold [ nature that arsenic must  he   volatil-
inav have been   introduced   into  the j '^;m sulphur burned  cut  and   irons  tlie negroes will  always  be  noeila
various    reagents,    soda,    litharg-e, I reduced to  ferric  oxides  before, the   the South.   There  will   be  uegroe.'
ill',   !
borax, and what noL. 'ore   itself   is   susceptible  ot   further .'the .Southern State.
Another pre ty way of salting a i treatment. The expense incurred in
•nine is to put gold into the tamping, j ''joing: this is greater than the value
The expert prefers to have the sam-; n< the gold. The game is not worth
pies of ore-taken out from their sit,el,;ll'; candle. The assay will show
by   blasting  under  his  own   super- j '^>'d all this gold was in the ore.   but
it would not give any clue to the cost
of getting it out or what is the mot
economical plant to us?.. That is for
the expert to detetmine. ,.-
vision.    If is no   longer   possible  foi
the smooth-spoken mine owner to say:
"Now here is sonic ore that the   men
have just taken out.    Make your own
tests in  your  own   way."'   Such   a
method affords too great, encouragement to the practice of buying  rich
selected ore from other  mines  and
dumping it in some likely spot along
the levels.    But when the expert  insists   upon   seeing the  ore actually
■blasted-out it is possible to  employ a
variation of tlie shot-gun trick.    A
hole is drilled into the rock.    Water
is poured into it from time to time to
facilitate the work  and  the muddy
borings are scraped out.    When  the
hole is deep enough the dynamite
cartridge is inserted and tamped with
this mud.    What could be easier than
to mix up with it small  particles of
gold ?   They would then  be generously distributed  through  the auriferous quartz by  the explosion  and
would be difficult to detect
Lest I be thought to lay too much
stress upon the sins of the mines ol
gold, T may say that the most gigantic
case of salting on record in this country was in quite another branch of
A tin mine in South Dakota, not far
from Harney Peak, was for sale|'and
some English capitalists were investi-
for   long  years   to
come, but there will be some millions
aiso Co send North to meet, the demands
for their labor there. The meet rhe
demand, already hundreds of thousands
of Italians and Slavs have been brought
across the ocean to underwork the other
satiinfe iii tin-SI..can Mining Division ol West
Ko.,.teiiay District.- Wlit-re locicteci: In
Surprise JjuHin.
'PAKK NOTICE Thai J. Arthur S. Farwll.
J a^cii! lor .J. (.*. K\ an, Xo. Ii U'llim, as t.> one-
half. Jnscii.il 11. Bow.'-s, Xo. H :ic;(;.-(!c. as to {..iir-
tcnths'. and Oranirc V. Holt. Xo. K iltlftlais lo-
nil''; tenth undivided inTeri-si--, inic-ml, sixty
ilav- from the- .i..ie hereof »., ,i|ij,|v rn the
.Mining     J.'eroidur     for   a   certificate \,f     im-
I't'.cVclllcia-:  (>•!■  the  |lUt>.se   , if . ,1,1.1 jjli IIJT a (Jfll V.'ll
i-'l'.'i III' .'if the .lln.Ve clailll,
Ami liirthc-r rake nutice thai aciicca iiiidc;!' sec-
t i.-i. .'17 must he .-,iiiilneiieeil ln-foi'i- t he issiiiiiiee
•it such i'1'i'tilicaTc-of iiii|/i'.ivein.-iii.s.'
D:iU-i] tin's 17! h iia-,' •■!' AntoiSl. A    H..l!<'.i.
:!-l.';-"() A. S.  KAKWKU.,.
I'l-KKM.V    Mineral    Claim.
<''iXS|.-I/rJXi; .Mli'i'AU.f HGts'i'
I'.' i. n..\ nil.
I'c/rilai.'d, f avyiiii
Hid t hc.-ii./i^
f.)rdei-s   slii]iped   to all   part's of the
Country.      .Mill  at  head  of
— Slocan Lake. —
Situate in tin- Slni-.-iu Minim: liivi^imi ol West
K'niteii.'i.v District. Where- Iceated: "u
■Silver Vlninitaiii.
'PAKE Xn'I'lCK That J. Arthur S. Karwdl.
1 .ictiny a., ii^-eut for Evelyn .\|; >:in(lil;oi(iii,
F. M.C. Xci. H.-i:iiis;i. ini.-nd. si.\ty .lays Ircjtn the
d.'iti- ln-r.'iii', lo .ii'i'ly i" tin- Mini'nc Kec'irder fur
a c.-rtilie;,te c.f ini|iriivenieiit-. for the |iiir|i..se nf
"lii.-iinin.i;   .'   ci'ciU'ii   HTni'iruf tlie a.lcccve, c-iaiiri. „
And funlier lake notice ihnt iiciiuii under .Sec
."7 must he eoiinni-nced hofcirc ihe isouauee of sm-li
cc-niiicate of iiiipi'iireineiiis.
I);;Tt'd tlii-c i'7tli diiv of Auirtist. liKKi.
•'-:»-'•'' A. S. FARWELI..
CI.MMM-Ml    Mineral   Cl'iim.
Ir is liecoming less and   less   possible,
for  rhe  man    who   j nits   his   faith   in
^cientilic methods of ascertaining truth,
and  is  accustomed   to  have  chat faith
justified by daily experience, to be consciously false  to  his  principle  in  any
matter.   But the number of such   men,
driven into the use of scientific methods
of inuuiry and taught to trust.them, by
their education, their daily professional
and business needs,  is increasing and
will continually increase.    The phraseology of supernaturalism   may  remain
on men's lips, but in practice they are
naturalists.   The magistrate who listens
with devout attention  to  the precept,
"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
on Sunday,  on   Monday dismisses,  as
intrinsically   absurd,   a  charge of bewitching a cow brought against an   old
woman.     The    superintendent    of    a
lunatic asylum who substituted exorcism
for rational modes of treatment  would
have but a short tenure of office.    Even
parish    clerks   doubt    the   utility   of
prayers for rain, so long as the wind is
in the east, an$f an outbreak of  pestilence sends men, not  to  the  churches,
bur, to rhe. drains.    In spite  of  prayers
for the success  of our arms  and   "Te
cT^Rpr       stamped on every
garment, insures
you genuine
the most perfect, most healti./ul,
most   delightfully comfortable
underwear made.   Endorsed
by physicians.
For Men, Women *n<*
-h. Children, h-
xAllfirstclatis OryGoodRd
Stores keep full
*-       range.
Ad\ is.•-. <,n r,lines,  niiniiii..   [,r
w-c 'ikin^s. Claims,     i'ri.s|i,vts,    .■mil
Mines stocked:   C'liiniinnk-s ci!>r.-i n-
ized.     (*;i|iit.-il   f'nni'slied.
-•'if'tice address. Rose
LKAH    f-HdlMCK'-l'IKS.
Reports, Examinations and Management.
1 Situate iii. tlie Si..enii   .MiiiiuL-   U:\isi.ii)  al  \\'.-i
; K'ji.it.en;ty    l.ii.st'l iet.       VVhei'e    loentcd:    'In
Silver .M''iint;iin. ne.ii'Xew I Itnver.
j-p.-VKK .\"'l*I('Klhn-. I; Arthurs. Fraavell. iu.-i-
; L ini; .is a-'.-ii! i..f t lie C'.-i lif.n'iiin el id (,'li|)|ier
' Sih-.-r-Lend Mine-. Limited. Free .Miner's (Vr-
| liii.'.-ir,. ;\'.,. (•; s.;7:ts, hnc-iiil, si.\:y .i;cys Ircnn the
; d.-it" hereof'. t,i;iic]i'y to the Aliiiini;   ("ec.-oniei' I'or
.1   'a-ftilic-IC te ill' |'lll|l!'oVelliellt.s. )'o|' (he |il!l'|ll>S(; of
■ .i.i ainiiiL.' a  i.'rmvn   (ir.-int   ..('  tin-  ,it..)\'e e.l.'iiin.
And itirtlier tn ken otiei:-that ,'ietion ;i infer .-,ec. t<7
.iiit-t lieeonirneneed   ln.a..|'i-.  itie i~sn.i ne,. .,)'-ueli^
I C'.-ll ilie.-il.- ol ini|ilviVelileia';.
U'irc-d litis Till dn\' of Au-nst  lfm.-c.
: '■•■>■*-<*> A. s. FAIMVKLI.
TIU'KS l>A \'   I'li.v CTION.l I. Minora I C
„• 1.111 j i
&&&&(t&@& oii&C)&®<
Sini.it.■ in rhe :-.i..ie.ai Minim. l)ivi-,ioii of West
Ko.teiiii.v distn'et. Wlitre U.rnt.-d: Xonh
ol tlie Payne mine.
TAKJE   XOTICK   thai  i.   llerl.on   '1'.   Twi-jr,
|   1     as iiiiciil for the l'a vne  Consolidated Alining
("oiii'ianv. i.iniireii. Free Miner's Curtitiejiie Xo.
Htilii '.ii. inti aid. sixty di. y.s IVoni '.In-date liereol. ro
j aiviily ;•> llie Milling lu-.-or.ter ;,,r m (Vrliliente of
| Iniiirox'eiMeiii.  nir she   !>itr;;"s..- o*" -»»ir:-.iniu-j-   a'
„.   -,,,,-,   ,,        , ,.., . '-'rowii (.Irani of the ahuve ciaim.
'-:'! I ,T° !  a»'   •'S,Ivt'r; --,-iS    • All<i r!:,'tl"'r tilla' 1,,,li(,<; tll!l1 ai-'iou. iii'iclei- see-
ij.afl.siH 'i-.('.o|)ii r l.mi   lion .IT. must ho  commeiieM!  lieforo the isruhik-p
A such Cei'tiiicites of Improvements
.1 »ated this -jiUl day of Aim-ust. lsifXi
B. C
Sanifilcis ley mail receive prompt, .-mention.
Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.
142H i«t]i St., Dsnver. Colo.
Mineial Claims.
Dfui'ms" for victory, nttr real faith is in
gating- .Many tons ot the finest! f,i-- battalions and kei'.piu.-- our ]»o\yd(;r
etissiterite ore wero rla«- from the j dry: in knowledge oi' t.in: .sciciicc. of war-
claim.    It surpassed in  richness   the j fare: in oncr^v, riiiirti^'c and (Hsciplino.
In these,.'is in all .icher practical affairs,
we act on t,ln' aphorism   '• Labor-are,  est
| orare":   we admit that inrelliii-ent work
i is   the   milv   acceptable   worship,   and
. .i i .
that, whether tliere is a  sujie.i-iiariire or
i not. our business is with nature.— llux-
better srnidei of Cornish ore. A carload was taken to the smelter and
proved to be all that could be wished.
The property was bought and the
money was paid down. Sixty tons of
eassitcrite were mined and not. an
ounce more, for the whole sixty tons
had   been  bought,   selected   Cornish
ore, then shipped to the   lonely   spot, j     Th(. Xrw Orleans Picayune, in   a   re
dumped m a ii'ulch   and  covered   ut
'l.'Iiey   nre  made  in  your midst,   of  the   finest
Jhivana Tobacco, Where irood Cigars
lire' s:.Id they l-H)\ lie liouirlit.
K-ootenay Cigar
Wig CO., Nelson
Sirurtttt in the Slocitn Mining Division of
West Kootemiy District. Wliere located:
About four miles up Four Mile creek, and
adjoining tlie Essex and Ottuwa.
'PAKE NOTICE That I, I). A. McDonnell. F.
I M. C. :-{«97S.- actiiip for myself and as a^ent
lor Alfred Hill, K. M. C. 8fift7*; Joseph Stui-jron.
K. M. C. 3(W8i,uiul Florence Lawrence Mclnnes.
K. U. C mac. intend, i.vi davs from the date hereof
t<> afiply to the Mining Recorder for h Cairiiiicate
"i Itnproveinents. for the purpose of oblaininp a
Grown Grunt of each of the; above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section t-iT. must he commenced before ihe issuance
of such Certificate uf Improvements.'
Dated this ind day of August, liioo. s-»
Till-:     l..tl!(lt;     IMUMil.K.-M.
siciiie live years before.
Ha vim': been deluded so many
times by propositions r.liat, aromised
well for the lmure and never did
anything to keep the promise, the
Knejisii invesnir beeanie wary of
puttiii'.r his money into tinythin^' except" tn) active concern with a record
fir p ivinii' .'i certain stun. Xotliin^-
is easier i.iian to hi vent a'record with
n■> h'ss guarantee th.'i'n that of tiie
[ 'nited Siaies yoveninioiif.
Assume that there is a- mine pro
ducini;' ciieh nioiit.li live rlioiiNind
dollars Lrmss in liullir-n. Its t',iv
si^'liteil owner works f'eir a record.
He take.- his im r of ine'ai   li'oiii   the
retort, to    the.    ('tlilcd    Stales    ooVel'll-
mentiissiiy ol'licc ii>r cerlilieai ion as
to its wei;.:'!ii, iiiu'Micss. ami value.
When it has Iieen assayed, insiead of
sellini;' it to Uncle Sam Ik- asks for
ins liar and reeeivts with it the cer
tificafe deelarinir that- on .\i l-eh 1.
I>'!).S, si) much o'cld, so   ni'K'li   sil-.er.
'.if SUCa  il lid   sp.eh   filli'M'-SS,   Wol'li)     five
iliotisiuid dolldi's. was rrccicc-d iVom
s.uel'^M^Vstieii <*: mine owned hy so
a1111 si., 1 Ie la kes the bar back to
the uiiiu- and ,-it the. next month's
cli-an-up he Mirow< r.h'.' l»;ir into l he
.*ii.'l:iim-1 .ot iind in A|iril funis il in
witii the .March (dean no, am! v.''Ms ;i
"'■|-f iiicate   s'iiiin^   that   ^nM   wnrlh
i cent issue, looks ,at if   like   this:    "The
I 1'reeiiiL' of the West Indian iieoae.es   and
I of the Russian   serfs   were   the   ;icts   of
state.-iiiansiijp   ami    philanthropy   con
;■'iiied       The   freed    j I'ie   were    lco!!o-
iitted and the. niii.-fers were not rohlied
"!' \\'i'' >n^'t'd The,' object sotio'ht in
fi'eeini:'the n.'^'ro sla'.'es in the United
Stare.-,   was   to   humiliate,   and   iippi-os
alio     i'l'ii-.|l     liie     while     iiecple    of    ihe
Soiitherii --taies.     if was al l.'iapied   no; .
only i.y pluir i<-ri n:r tln'in   "i'   i iieir   ;.;•"-
aerty.   iiiif   jilsu
while.- and depr
ship,   ivliile ! Il"-'
-la X'c1-  W'ei-e  ,.'
It.v o\'ei   i hi-iii
lliullii.\"    .'!•"!
Iiale'i     Up..'li
Uiiitc-d    S!a'"
'.-e    'Alio
are. I   in  :
'. .11^'
:'"lil    '.f   eifi'/"ll-
had    ii1. i'   ' .heir
iwer a ;'ii a Ut lei!'-
c-cc!li','i\';t!i|e     in
If you want Dimension
Lumbei-. Houuii a-nd Dressed
Liinilicr. ('o,"i.sr and Kooieiiiiy
Ceilino and Flooring. Double
juuI Di*essed Coast Cc-dai*.
Kusfie. Sl*ii])l;t|.i. Sfeppino'. |
is. 'Pine and ('edari
'Window      Stiles, j
^\'ofk.      flraelscrs.!
lldil   Uiisf.-. Slope I
\\ iiKpiws   tir:
//.   WALKER & SON'S
Canadian Whiskies
Scotch Whiskey
Haul in-? and P;i eking* to Mines,
and general local business.
WOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SALE
\."iv   l}f\i\i-v,   i:.   c
i ki>< pks*1*, jwc_~>^
WL„>4 WL_X )SBC_TJ»^ fe<_>>^
^>Wholesale Dealers in Wines, Liquors and Cig'ars<^
I 'oop Jai
NVwr!    I
■ mole
'll'l  till-  i
■III' i'l.l' I'
( IS
John Buckley,
M <j*&> c> $L> €j>> <JZ <Ji^J.   <^y
i >ai:\' Tl'a in   l'-i-
rt« i.
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t. . .*
rw^ -g
W I ■  ■'
.»**— >*rj\ i.\r,« u_
iXeison Saw  &  Planing'
Hills, Limited
Nelson. B. C.
xi-: w i)i-;x\'i-;i,',   i;. ■-.
mpiV and pieastint accoiniiiodati'iii tin-
l!','l ','<.'
A i-i-.. v.
'U'.-i-t   l 'a
:.,v St.  !■
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l-'ecd   Sfai'ie-   -It.   X'o'.V   l'e;; #  THE LEDGE. NEvV DJIJN'VER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 27,   1900  Seventh Yeak  THE   GOLD  F1KLOS     OF  ONTARIO.  Writing' for the fc,n��'ineerin��" a"*d  Mining Journal, of New York. J. D.  Lowry say:���The gold fields of Western  Ontario extend from the. Province of  : Manitoba on the vest to Lake "Superior  on the east, and from the International  Boundary line on the south to a line 1H0  miles north. They cover an area of  oyer 80.U00 square miles, and comprise  what are known as the Itainy. River and  Thunder Bay mining districts, the  former occupying the western half, and  the latter the eastern half of the region.  Idle Rainy River District comprises  three sub-districts, as follows: 1. The  Lake of the Woods District, on the  Manitoba boundary line, and exteudinj.'  over the shores and islands of f.he Lake  of the Woods from English' River on  the north to Rainv River on the south.  2. The Rainy Lake A Seine River District, extending from Rainy Lake along  th^ Seine River to Lac des Mille Lacs  and south to the Internationa! Boundary  line. :-3. The, ManitouWabigoon district, extending from Rainy Lake and  Seine River along the Manitou River  and chain of lakes to Lac Seul north of  the Canadian Pacific Railway.  It is in the last-named districts that  the greatest activity in mining has been  carried on, but the whole reg'ion is still  practically a virgin field for the prospector, the miner and the capitalist.  The ore is practically all free milling,  from 80 to 90 per cent, of the gold being  saved by amalgamation, while from 10  to 20 per cent, of it is found associated  with sulphur or with iron pyrites. The  cost of treating the latter compounds is  comparatively small, however. The  quartz occurs in lenticular and also in  true fissure veins, the former being-  bedded in walls of g'reen chloritic and  hornhlcndic schist, and the latter in  walls of eruptive granite, or gneiss.  The first discovery of gold in the  region was made in the year 1881 at  what is now the .Sultana Mine, in the  Lake of the Woods District. An effort  was soon afterward made to float a  company in London to develop the find,  and an expert was sent up to report.  After a two weeks' examination, however, he condemed the property and  advised the owners to dispose of it as  soon as possible, saying that it consisted  only of "a mass of lenticular deposits of  segregated quartz having no depth or  continuity " Geological experts also  condemned the property, and, in fact,  the whole region, declaring' the ore to  be highly refractory and incapable of  reduction on a 'profitable commercial  basis. Discredit generally was thus  thrown upon the region and did much  to retard its mineral development.  Notwithstanding   these   unfavorable  reports  and  condemnations,   Mr. J.  F.  Caldwell,  one  of the  leading'  men  of  Winnipeg', Manitoba, and present owner  and operator of the Sultana Mine,   purchased the  property  and  immediately  started development work.    After considerable surface work and prospecting,  operations were commenced in  earnest  in the summer of 1802, and  a   10 stamp  mill was  built  and  completed  during  the fall of that year.    A cyanide   plant,  for treating the concentrates,  was  also  erected  at a  cost  of  several thousand  dollars, but it was not successful, and a  chlorination plant was installed  in   the  summer of 1890, and it proved to be just  what   was   required   for   treating  the,  refractory   portion   of  the  ore of  this  mine.  The Sultana is now the, principal mine  in the Lake of the Woods District and  it is well equipped. With 30 stamps  and the chlorination plant running'  night and day, it has netted its owner  a large profit.  Among the other mines in this district are the Mikado, on Shoal Lake,  running 20 stamps, the, Retina, on  Whitelish Bay, with 85 stamps, the  Golden Gate, tin; Triumph, the Cornucopia,theSeramblc and others of smaller  capacity. The Mikado was discovered  in 18fl(i, and the ore at this mine, is rich.  a mill test of 140 tons having returned  a value of 819,000. Another strike was  also made at this mine in the early part  of 1899.  The principal mines in the Rains-  Lake & Seine River District are ��� he  Foley fvju stamps), tlie.' .'live i'2.i stamosi.  the Alice A (50 stamps), the Golden  Star do stamp-/, on the. lower Seine  River, the Saw Bill (10 stamps), and the  Hammond Reel' (lo stamps), on the  upper   Seine    River.     The   Iliinnnond  Reel'is a peculiar dise.overv.    The   reef  1 ���     i  is of qiiaiuifernus   rock,   and   it   has   a  length of about 8 miles and  a   width   of  nearly   5no   feet.      Ihe   ore   averages  about .$17 per ton in free  gold,   besides  concentrat -s, while tlie cost of working  and treating the same is estimated to be J  only SI.50 per inn.  The Manitoii-Wnbigoiui District.while.  much younger than   its   sister  districts!  is also being' developed.  The advaniHii''-- of the regii.n may hi  enumerated a> !'��� dlows:  1.  As has been slated, the ore is prac- ; J  tically all free milling, and from   aclua"  tests the g"id lia- averaged a  the ton, while the cost  oi'   workin  westkbs | winter, when frozen over, for sleds, etc.,  and it is by this latter method that  supplies are taken into the camps to a  great extent. Exceptional advantages  are. also afforded tlie prospector, as  almost every part of the region can be  reached by canoe. Power resources  are almost unlimited. At Keewatin, 8  miles from Rat Portage, where, the  waters of the Lake of the Woods fall  into the Winnipeg River, the Keewatin  Power Company is installing what will  be, when completed, one of the greatest  water power plants in the world By  the erection of an immense' dam at this  point thev have converted the Lake of  the Woods into a reservoir 8,oOo square  miles in extent.  8. Abundance, of timber for both  building and fuel purposes. As fuel, it  can lie. laid down at the mines at a cost  not exceeding $1.50 per cord, while for  building purposes it is also relatively  cheap.  At present, the, only means of access  to the mining camps is by means of  boat and canoe in summer, and in  winter by the. frozen lakes, etc., and  roads chopped through the bush from  the nearest point on the Canadian  Pacific Railway. The latter runs  through the northern portion of the  region from east to west, and is the  only line in the region, although the  construction of another line to tap it  along its southern boundary is now  under way.  The, principal towns in the region are  Ral Portage, in the Lake of the Woods  District, Fort Frances and Mine Center,  in the Rainy Lake & Seine River District, and . Wabigoon, in the Manitou  Wabigoon District.  Rat Portage, situated on the Canadian  Pacific. Railway,134 miles east of Winnipeg, Man., and lying at the northern  extremity of the Lake of the Woods, is  the larg'est town in the region, and it  has.a population of over 5,000. Near  Rat Portage are Norman, a lumbering  town, and Keewatin, with large flour  and saw mill. The reduction works of  the Ottawa Gold Mining and Milling  Company are also located at this point.  Port Frances, on Rainy River, and  Mine Center, on the Seine River, arc  both flourishing mining centers. Fort  Frances is about 215 miles distant from  Rat Portage, by steamer. Wabigoon, on  the Canadian Pacific Railway, 95 miles  east of Rat Portage, is the business  center of the Manitou Wabigoon District.  The climate of the region is on the  whole very good, although very cold  during" the winter. It is a dry, bracing-  cold, however. The extremely cold  weather���from 50�� to 00�� below zero���is  not of very frequent occurrence, and  does not last for long stretches at a  time. Winter sets in in November and  lasts until about June. Mining operations are carried on the year round. As  a field for labor, the region ranks very  well, wages being good and board and  living expenses being comparatively  cheap.  The mining' laws are quite liberal.  Any person may explore Crown lands  for minerals, and mining" lands may be  purchased outright or leased at rates  fixed by the Mines Act. Mining lauds  are sold as ''mining locations," the  minimum area of one of the latter being  10 acres, and the maximum 820 acres  for an individual, or (MO acres for a  company, and not more than one location can be obtained within a radius of  15 miles in any one year.  Prices range, from .$2 to $3.50 per acre,  the highest price being paid for lands in  surveyed territory within 6 miles of a  railroad.    The, rental charge,  is  at the  rate of 81 per acre for the first year, and  from 15 to 30 cents per acre for subsequent years. The leasehold may be  converted into freehold any time at the  option of the tenant, and when this is  done the first year's rent is included as  a part of the purchase money.  After seven years a royalty of not  more than 2-percent, is payable to the  Crown, based on the value of the. ore  extracted, less the cost of extraction  and treatment for the, market.  While, the whole region is prim-pally  a gold producer,' good iron ores have  been found in both the Rainy River and  Thunder Bay districts, and in the  latter silver, copper andlead have also  been found.  Till   IJ     FISSJTKK    VKINS.  am vi no-  daily,  vou   to  No term in the entire vocabulary of  mining- and metallurgy has probably  been more abused or more unworthily  used than has 'True Fissure Vein,"  unless it be that, kindred and equally  over-worked and abused expression  "Increasing- Richness with Depth," j;  says Mines and Minerals.  Prospectuses without number have  used arid are. using" "the true fissure  vein" as a bait, and as the open sesame to the guileless investor's  pocket.  A number of very reputable eastern dailies have, during- the past  year, contained glowing prospectuses  and advertisements of zinc propositions in the south-west, with the  Joplin District, Mo., of course, as the  centre. These prospectuses have  laid great stress upon the true fissure  character of the deposits underlying  the prospectused properties. To the  inininc man this if., of course, a ludicrous absurdity, and it is difficult to  imagine anything" much further removed from a true fissure vein than  a Missouri zinc deposit. To the  tenderfoot investor, however, the  promise of zinc ore of the quality  found comparatively near the surface  in Missousi extending to the depth of  the great fissure veins of the Rocky  Mountains, is a most alluring" prospect.  As commonly understood and as the  prospectuses wish   if. understood   "a  true fissure, vein"  is a mineralized  cavity in the earth'r, crust  extending"  to a considerable .depth   below  the  surface.    The vein stone carries  tho  pay ore, and this may or  may   not  continue, Avith depth     As far as depth  is concerned,it is by no means settled  that fissure veins extend any deeper  into the earth's crust, than do bedded  deposits, pipe veins, or contact veins,  and even  if they  do extend to  indefinite depths this is of little value,  as the  limits  of economical  mining  are reac led at comparative! v shallow  depths     A report   or  a   prospectus  which figures on deposits of unlimited  depth is simply playing on the ignorance of the investor.  The fact that many of the fissure  veins of the Rocky mountains and  Pacific coast regions have contained  rich deposits of precious metals has  made this term "true fissure vein" an  easy one to be used on the  unwary.  Ai'C  and   I want  know.all goods bought  from ii* are purchased  ^^ direct from tlie raanu-  ���I i fac-:iu'eI's-< and. are 1900  L^y up to date. All-goods  **.* are out for inspection.  ^CX Kuril Pianos, Stearns  Bicycles, Wheeler and  Wilson, White, Domestic, and Raymond sewing machines.  Brass and Ironware,  Silver, etc., etc., in a  thousand different  styles���all too numerous to mention.  Watches and Jewel-  cry of every description, with and without  stone .settings, can be'  obtained at my store.  I guarantee price and  quality,   and   if they  are mil as lepre-enlod , your  money will  be lefcuiclecl.  \\V me Hi.  lii'Mcciiiarli-rs I'cr manii'iieturin^ jewelery.  All naiil orders rccc  Our H-.'itrhinuUmi'tl<M>iii'f iix'til Iims mo chum I in the Kooieniy.  'ivc inn- |i|-.nii;,| attcniioii.  tty JACOB D0VER''5, THE JEWELER, foI��LSOgy, B  There is a very alluring ring to the  sound of the words, and they make a  most eloquent text for the promoter%|  Properly used, the term "true  fissure'' is useful and very descrip  tive, but where used as an incantation to call up visions of wealth extending* to unlimited depths its needs  suppressing-.  CONDENSED ADS.  [Oniu'ensed advertisements, sueli Us lorSulc,  Uiinted. Lo.4. Strayed, Stolen, Births. Deaths.  MaiTiaires. Personal, Holds, Le^nl, Medical,etc,,  .ire. inserted when not, (���xceediu-r -'<' words lor  Hi cents each insertion. Each live words or loss  over i > words arc. five cents additional.]  ���f-etysioi-A-n.  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspondence solicited.    Address���    R.REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  ���|)R[VATK   HOSPITAL   FOR   LADIES.  I      Best of care.   Dr. Bertha  Win-drum. N'n. i  Brown St.; Phone, North 771; Spokane, Wash.  SXJ'Ei'VEl^rOK-S.  j M. M'GKEG-OK, IS. A.Sc, Provincial Laud  >' ��� Surveyor and Mining Enidueer. Slocan,  B. O.   Correspondence solicited.  A.  Land Surveyor.   Sandon.  d Provincial  ���DR/CJCJS.  yrne-   &m    r^O heavy and  shelf  YERS & CO., HARDWARE  Coal, Iron,  Steel, Blowers,  Water Motors,  Truax Ore Cars,  Ore Buckets,  Rails, Belting-,  Packing, Wire Rope.  Tin and Sheet  Iron Workers  plior  J    I<\   TKKTZHL   &. OO..j   Nelson.   B.C..  I ���.    Dealers in all Drugs and  Assayers' Sup-  Advice is sometimes  apprecia ted and  sometimes not. Now  just a word   "���VEii-iei-a,!   Waters.  !","���* I'RST-CL ASS AKK.VTKO WAT ii U.S.  I Thorpe. & Co.. Ltd., sole agents for llalcvon  Water, Nelson  TAILORS.  r     K.    CAM.KItON,  fj .   Clothing to order:  nun all classes.  Sandon,   Manufactures  and solicits  patronage  BOOTS 8a SHOES  linos., Neds  T" 1LLTK lilt-OS., Nelson, are ever in the  i j fi-niit with tlie lies! line of iroads obtainable  in t heir line of business.  "Wholesale   MerolT.ai'ats.  H. (.'���  SANI)i )N, H. (,'.  J.  Y.   GUIFI'IN'  &,   CO.  wholesale    dealers    in  meats, butter nnd e.yjjrs.  Front St.. Nelson,  provisions,   cured (  "Slanilf;ict urinj;   .lewelcr-  iiiul   Kiifyi-Hvurs.  We are prepared to  make up anything- in  tlie line of Jewelery,  -such as rings, pins,  chains, lockets, seals,  etc. Send us your old  jewelery. and we will  remodel or make it up  in new and up-to-date  styles. We buy old  gold and silver. ....  i  Your tooth-brush is worn  out. Nelson will sell  you another cheap, and  remember, bristles that  are fastened in with wax  do not come out in the  mouth   PEARL TOOTH POWDER  is the Best on the market.  r-PlTKN'K'K,    IiUKTO>'    &    CO.,   Wholesale  JL    Merchants and Importers;   Liquors.  Cigars  .".ad Dry "lOod.s.     Neu'.ii).  Vancouver.   Victoria,  and Loudon, I2i)i,r  OirN     CirOLOlTCTI    &    CO.,      Nelson.  Importers, Wholesale Grocers and Provision  Merchants.  J  Aie household words in Kootenav. They have  retail shops in nearly every camp of Boundary  and Kootenav, and wholesale shops at Nelson,  Rossland, Vancouver and other favorable points.  They are now showing' at their many shops the  finest line of steaks and other meat productions  ever exhibited in this land of mountains, By  buying from them vou will always have food  that will appease your gastronomical desires  and render unto your physical anatomy the  strength so necessasy to keep in the front  wherever force and power are essential.  LiBGAL.  Ft,, cuitiSTii:, r,. l.  .    licitor,   Xotary Public-.  Every Friday at Silvertoa.  Ii.,  Barrister, So-  Sandon.   B.   C,  tf  ML.   GUIIHTH-K-TT,   L.   L.   !>.,   Hi. mater.  .   Solicitor. Notary Puhlic       Sandon, B. C  Branch Cilice at New Denver every Saturday  HOTELS.  cjlHK   r^EUNIl   HOCSK,    Nakusp,   B.   C���  1.    provides koo(1 accommodations for travelers.  California  Wine Co.,  Wholesale  NELSON, B.C.  ines  Mhs.McDougai.p.  'jUIli  AUtLLNC-JTON*   HOT15T,,  Slocan City.  I     is headquarters fni Mining and Commercial  Men.    (tKTIIIN'G  &   IlKXDKHSON.  f*o:r/ S-AXjHj  NdSOn'S Drug & Book Store  A  mVKLLIXG   AX!) TWO LOTS ili'New  Denver.    Apply at'PllK Lkuck Office,     tf  'PAySTKKAK-     ISU>LIUXG    and  Address, Tiik   Lkivik. Xew  i     lot in Sandon.  l>e liver  ^KVKKAT, T  i ^   Tin-: LKiic-i-'.  THOUSAND old ueu'spa pel's, at  Write for price  Kootenav.  Cigars  Our stock is the largest in  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  XOTICE TO  I will now sell  Solio.       Films,  Kodaks at  American price?..   Send for prices on  anvthiiif.-- vou waul.  '   (i. STKATIIKAKX. Kaslo, B. C  -?h  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAPWORTH,  I'roprietOl'H.  Salt��Pepper  i-O'  Gut, Glass.  Sici-liir.,- Silver  Tops $1.50 per pair  Ol'W COKSET |.1K1'A':!T-  MKNT  IS   nvrn-DATK  IN   ALL  STVLKS   AND  PRICKS.  Fred. Irvine  NELSON, B. C  MILLINKKY���ALL THE  LATEST KTVLKS���. AT  LOWEST  PIUCES.  treatiii;.' lias mil.  It'.ss per tnil.  '1   Aluiii'lain'c  other purp'iHe:-,.  net work cif la \e  which affinal nor  of comiiiunic'i'i"  etc..  in   iia-   vii-  ;-, vcraoa'il  IIAU'VON   HOT   SIMtlNGS   SAMTAI!-  2 1      }VM.    'I'll- iuc,t complete JJ  r   *   I    T |J  I .,n theCoaiiaeiii ofXoi-ih Ainn-i- SI L A L   !   >1  I ci.    Silualei!   midst   -aa-uerv mi    D r O  fl   D T!  I riv.-dled for Crandeur.     Uuatmu'. ft CO U  il   I j  j I-'ishiiivr  and   Kxcursious       Resident   l'h.vsician  j and Nar.-e.    Teli'-ra pliie communicai ion with all  i-i-of the world- I'.vi,   mails arrive and  depart  | every day.      its   l,,ali-s cure   all   m rvoas  and  i muscular diseases;   its _w.-i|...|->  leal  -ill   Kidney   |  ,   ..,-        i Liv.'ir and -a ..inaeli .'iiime.nl.-.    Terms: .-].r, to-is  Xillt;S i-l t O ; |���.|-    week     .ice ,l-dii,o    !���   tv-idenec   :n    hotel   or  i villa-.    The nric.ee o, a ;-��� ��irinl-triii lic-ket between  i Xew   Denver  and   llalcvon.  obtainable   all   the  w  ���:!.::.-..     Mal-  Prf'ssed (rinss,  Plated '   !)0c  O] ���$  per pair  hunt  or  1 ,��� ,r round and iroml lor :;���  i-yon Spi-iiii,'-. Arrow Lake  dav-  II. C  df water for power and  The whole, reo-ion   is a  -.   rivers  and   stream  only   excellent   means  n :n{- Loats and canoes,  :'. if ���;'.    Lii;   also   ':.    the  St-erling" Silver $!> \iev pair  A benatiful Musr.Hnl Jar,  Cut, Glass, Sterling*Silver  Tup and Handle with  Spoon ��0.50  ' I  vj are very anxious to afford yon the very best opportunities to get as good goods as we carry in stock���and we  carry as good as there is on the market. Of course, if you were in  Nelson we could deal with you in person, but we assure yon we  will fill your mail orders quite as promptly and with entire satisfaction.    Our FALL GOODS arriving daily���Latest styles.  >v  PHOTOGRAPHERS  #   VANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. <?  T.  H.  AKaV.nl for  Stanley's Piano-  BROWN,  NELSON, B. C.  SOLE ACEXTS VO\l  BL'TTKIIICK PATKI5NS,  TIIH ONLY HKLIAniJ'.  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  i  ��     MKN'S  I'TIUNLSHJNGS  A SPECIALTY.  ��


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