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Array Volume V.   No. 52.  NEW DENVER, B. C, SEPTEMBER 29, 1898.  Price, $2 00 Year  THROWS   UP   THK   BOND.  AB0UT THE SLOGAN  Dr. Gibbs has opened an office in Vancouver.  The long- tunnel on the R. E. Lee is  in 500 feet.  The school re-opened in Slocan City  ���on Monday.  There is no epidemicof fever in Slocan  ���Cityas reported by some papers.  The Thursday Fraction' has been  bought by the Payne company.  Carter and Ernest Brindle left New  Denver for Souris, Man., Saturday.  i'J. K. Clark has let a contract for 500  feet of tunnel on the Palmetto Jeuken  Bros.  The vote on prohibition will be taken  in New Denver in the Williamson block  to-day. '  Mrs. R. Black left Saturday for her  eastern home where she will spend the  winter.  Messrs. Beasly and Peters, of the C.P.R. freight department, were in town  Monday.  Saloons must be closed to-day, the  ���day of the plebiscite, just as on other  voting days.  The Goodenough are in 700 feet with  their long* tunnel, and several stringers  ���of fine ore have been struck.   .'   /  The Last Chance switch on the K. &  :S. has been completed and work is now  well under way on the ore house.  Snow is falling in the mountains, and  becoming* difficult   to  work the  The contract has been let for the construction of the concentrator at the  Comstock, Four Mile, and work will  commence at once. It was proposed to  install a sawmill in order to cut the timbers for the building, but later investigation has proven to the management  that the heavy timbers can be hewri to  better advantage, and such finishing  lumber as is needed will betaken in  from the lake.  The Northwest Symlieate Will not goon  With the aiollie Hughes.  WILL   MAKE   KNOWN   CANADA.  Zionl  WHAT THE   MINER   MAN THOUGHT.  Was  not   Well' Posted   Regarding  Sister   Town   Silverton.  Our  it   is  mines situated in the  hig-her altitudes;  After an absence of several weeks in  Spokane Mrs. Harry Sherran returned  .   (home Monday much improved in health.  The Noble Five is having trouble  witli foul air in tlie lower tunnel, it  being almost impossible to work the  machine.  It took just one-fifth of a second for  the first message to travel from Vancouver to Montreal over the new C.P.R.  copper telegraph wire  Ore shipments from Sandon last week  .amounted to 675 tons : Payne3-50 tons,  Ruth 105, Last Chance 30, Slocan Star  120, Treasure Vault 40.  Church of England services will be  held in the Mission Room, New Denver,  ���on Sunday next, October 2nd, at 11  a.m., and at Silverton in the evening at  7 :30.  A good showing of ore has been struck  -on the Anglo Saxon group, situated��-at  the Mowich slide, and owned by Messrs.  Brindle, Thompson, Pyman, Colter and  Nicholson.  Twenty men are employed on the  Ivanhoe. Several thousand tons of  high g-rade ore are on the dump, and  the Ivanhoe will soon be one of Slocan's  regular shippers  The Ethel group, in the Lardeau, has  been bonded by the Common wealth company of Rossland, for $40,000. This  property is three* miles and a half by  trail from Trout Lake City.  , The Blue Bird, which was recently  Tjonded to Scott McDonald, D. C. Corbin  -and others is showing- up remarkably  under development Two cars of ore  liave already been taken out.  Work on tlie opera house was delayed  -a few.days on account of the rain, but  has been pushed with all possible speed  the past week and is now roofed and  work on the inside is going on.  Messrs.Waggonerand Johnston, representing the Globe smelter of Omaha, and  the Everett, Wash., smelter, were in  New Denver Monday in the interest of  their companies. Mr. Johnston succeeds  Mr. Waggoner las representative of the  Everett concern.  There is a display in the Newmarket  window of samples of New Denver's  product that cannot be excelled in any  mining camp in the land. Alongside  the rich Mollie Hughes ore are placed  some nice looking samples of garden  truck grown at home.  The Nelson Miner has a special correspondent in the Slocan travelling about  from town to town, doing business for  that paper. He was in New Denver  several days ago and his ��� report on this  town's present and future is very correct.  To begin with he says: "The town of  New Denver, the oldest on Slocan lake,  is beautifully situated about eight miles  from the head of the lake. Its location  and the fact that here   are   located the  fovernment offices for the Slocan mining  ivision, banking and other commercial  institutions makes it a commercial  centre for the district and a desirable  place of residence."  In dealing with our sister' town Silver1-  ton, however, he showed that he was not  well posted on the history of Slocan lake  towns. He makes this '"'break" on the  turn loose: "Last year, when the boom  at Slocan City began to wane, a new  town called Silverton was started about  14 miles further up the lake at the mouth  of Four Mile creek. 'For a time people  rushed to the new town and a large  amount of building was done. The usual  result followed and on eveiw hand vacant  business blocks and untenanted hotels  are seen."  Silverton was a town before Slocan  City was ever dreamed of. It is quite as  old as New Denver.  It  SAMPLEK AT THREE FORKS.  Proposed to IJuild  it in Connection  Witli the  Concentrate!-.  On Sunday last the Golden Cache  amalgam clean-up of 35 clays, S00 ounces  valued at $0,4-00, was stolen from the  company's safe at Lillooet. The police  have arrested four men who had been  working about the mill, for being implicated in the robbery.  The Molsons' bank informs its shareholders that a dividend of four per  cent, and a bonus of one per cent, upon  the capital stock has been declared for  the current half year, and that the same  will be payable at the office of the bank  in Montreal, and at all its branches, on  and after October 1 next.  In the upper tunnel on the Sunshine,  which was run in on the ledge for 305  feet, a winze has been sunk 20 feet,  showing good ore al' the way in both  tunnel and winze. A lower crosscut  tunnel which has been started to run in  under the bluff is in 50 feet. It will tap  the ledge at 100 feet, giving a depth of  200 feet.  As soon as work is done on the big-  ore bin being built at the Alamo concentrator, NewDuluth, it is reported  that work will be started on another  addition that will be used in connection  with the concentrator as a sampler  building. It is proposed to install a  complete sampler plant and to be ready  to receive Slocan ores in a few months.  The sampler will be complete in every  particular and will be operated by the  Scottish Colonial people.  Since the sampler project at Rosebery  has evidently fallen by the wayside,  the assurance that this one will be  operated at New Duluth will be glad  tidings to the small mine owners and  operators in this vicinity.  DEVELOPING   THE   BOSUN.  Drifting both ways on the ledge from  the shaft, at a depth of 60 feet, is now in  prog-ress, and -work is being pushed on  the Nos. 1 and 2 tunnels. The ore  showing- continues strong and regular,  and regular shipments will be made  from now on. Ore is coming out of No.  1 tunnel and in No. 2 g'fJena is met  with but the tunnel is not in far enough  to catch the main ore chute. If the  property continues to develop as favorably as it has since work was started, a  tunnel will in all probability be run  from the lake shore, through "which all  the ore will be taken out and the main  workings operated. It now costs 90  cents a "ton to g*et the ore to the lake but  when the road now building* is completed it will cost still less. Twenty-two  men arc employed in the workings.  ECLIPSE    BONDED.  Saturday morning W. H. Sandiford  sent the following-  communication   in  connection with    the   Mollie   Hug'hes  muddle :  "Northwest Mining Syndicate, Ltd.,  New Denver, B.C.,  Sept. 23rd, 1898.  "Messrs. Bragdon, Clever, Sherran and  Clever, owners of the Mollie Hughes  group of mineral claims.  "Gentlemen:���I am instruetedby my  Directors in London not to make the  payment due on the 26th of September,  and that therefore the bond will expire  on that date.  "In the interest of the district I much'  regret you could not see your way to  grant an extension of the bond.  "Yours faithfully,  "W. H. Sandiford,  "General Manag*er and Engineer."  It is unfortunate that the Mollie Hughes  deal should not have gone through,  for, through it may be an excellent property, and the owners may receive  quicker returns by adopting the course  they have, yet the" district most suffer  to a great extent through the failure of  the bond to carry.VK:Mr.'Sandiford ex-;  .erted every effort on his part to develop  the property and put it wherehe could,  conscientiously recommend that the'  nayments be made. About $10,000 has  been spent in development work and  erecting buildings,etc.,on the property,  and it is in a better, condition to-day  than when work was first started. It  has been demonstrated that ore is there  in great quantity and of a very rich  nature, but Mr "Sandiford belieVes it  would require greater capital to make,  amine out of'the property than his  company is prepared to expend, hence'  the: refusal to make the second" pay-'  merit.  Messrs Avison, Clever, Sherran and  Bragdon are apparently well pleased to  get the property back'as they believe  they can sell it at a better figure, or  work it themselves to advantage.  Herschell  Terms   of  Speaks    in     Glowing  Our   Country.  .JOTTINGS    FROM WHITEWATER.  John McPherson, a young man employed at the Whitewater cencentrator,  was severely althoughly not necessarily  fatally injured on Friday by a large  boulder being precipitated from No. 4  tunnel. It struck him. in the left side  breaking" a number of ribs and neces-  sitating'his immediate removal to the  hospital at Kaslo. His many friends  wish him a speedy recovery.  Business in this vicinity shows a  decided improvement. Messrs W. A.  McDonald & Co. report business as excellent. They are perhaps the largest  dealers in this town, and also are very  popular with the mining men.  Mr. J. J. LUlman, late of this town, is  going into business at Kaslo. The  Whitewater people wish him every success.   THEY   ARE    BARBED.  Hon. J. Fred Hume, the newly appointed minster of mines, has issued  instructions barring gold commissioners, mining recorders and their employees from dealing in mineral claims  of any sort. The only condition under  which an exception will be allowed is  in the case of mineral properties already  owned by the officials to be affected bv  the new rule. A statement of all such  holding-s must be filed at once with the  minister. The officials affected by the  new ruling will not beipermitted to hold  miners' licenses except to protect the  properties they already have at the  time the ruling went into effect. Gold  commissioners will not be permitted in  future to act on the affairs of any company in which they or any of their employees hold shares.  In an address delivered in Toronto  recently, Lord Herschell pledged himself to assist in bringing" Canada to the  front.   Said he:  "I can assure you that my best  powers, such as they are, will be devoted to serving* Canada, and the interests  of Canada upon the mission in which I  am engaged' I shall argue your case  as earnestly, as strenuously and further  your interests as far as I can, as ardently as if I were myself a native-born  Canadian.  "If this were not what I mig*ht call a  habit of my life, to do what 1 have to  do as earnestly as I can, if I needed any  other stimulus, that stimulus has been  applied since I set foot in Canada.   I  do not conceive that it is possible for  anv Englishman to travel over Canada  as I have done, from the Atlantic to the  Pacific, to see its vast progress in the  past, the illimitable possibilities in the  future, without feeling a pride in belonging to an empire of which Canada  is a part    You talk naturally and with  justice of your pride in belonging to an  empire so rich in historical traditions,  so wealthy in its glorious memories,  but believe me, there is a pride as true  and as real in the Mother Country when  they think of the many children of an  empire destined to become no less famous and no less mighty than the mother  that gave them birth. . If any stimulus  were needed  to  one's  earnestness it  would be found in passing through such  a country as this, and I do not believe  than any Englishman can traverse this  country" as I have done without feeling  that his best powers are due to the service' oil Canada.    It is true, -is has been  said, that there is one thing wanting in  Canada, that is population, but that can  be remedied. You remember the words  of Bishop Heber, who says of Ireland,  ���Where every prospect pleases and only  man is vile."   The first   part   may be  applied to Canada.    I know of no country through which one   can   pass, of  which one can  say that the prospects  present   such   diversity   in   forms   of  beauty and no one could fail to be impressed   with   them; each part   has a  beauty of its own."  Lord Herschell promised that on his  ADJOINING GAMPS. -8  sssssasss as ss sssssssssssssss  ROSSkAND   MINING   NEWS.  The new compressor plant at the Deer  Park is running.  The Mascott will be equipped with a  compressor plant. .  The Le Roi now employs 285 men and  27 drills are working.  The showing of mineral on the Giant  is greatly improving.  Work on the No. 3 tunnel on the  Jumbo has been started.  The new horse whim has been put in  place on the Good Hope.  The company is calling for tenders to  sink a 5x7 shaft for 50 feet on the  Gopher.  The ledge on the Alberta is four feet  wide and excellent values are found in  the ore.  BROOKLYN   NEWS   NOTES.  return to England he would do all in  hrs power to remedy the common ignorance of Canadian conditions, which  accounted for the fact that more Englishmen have not settled in this country. This determination, he said, was  not a new thing for him, because as  chairman of the Imperial Institute, he  had been working- in that line. The  people of Toronto should be proud that  they belonged not only to the grand  Province of Ontario, but to the Dominion of Canada, and to the British Empire, which had earned in the past, and  would earn in the future, the loyalty of  her sons to whatever part of the Empire  they belong*ed, so long as the old policy  is p'ursuedof giving freedom -wherever  the British flag waves, and making that  flag ever the symbol of the administration of justice and preservation of orderr  DOG   CREEK   PROPERTIES.  A seven drill compressor, a large hoist  and a pump has been ordered for the  Iron Horse.  Work has been resumed on the Big  Four. The ledge is 12 feet wide with six  feet of paystreak.  Two hundred and twenty men ar�� at  work on the War Eagle. Fifteen machines are working.  Power has been secured from the Le  Roi compressor and three dills are being  worked on the No. 1. .   .       .  A road is to be built by the Triumph  and Velvet people down Sheep's creek to  Clark's camp. The distance will be  about six miles.  . The shipments of ore .'from Rossland  last week aggregated 3,576 vons. Of this  the Le Roi shipped 2,277 tons, War Eagle  1,233 and the Iron Colt 66.  The electrical apparatus for use by the  B. C. Bullion Extracting Company in  connection with the company's works at  Silica is on the ground and tests are be-  iug made this week.  The majority stockholders of the Le  Roi have filed notice that they will  appeal from the recent decision of Mr.  Justice Irving dismissing the receiver  VV. A. Carlyle from the receivership of  the mine. The appeal is made to the  full bench of the Supreme Court and  will come up on October 5.  Work on the Grand Prize was resumed last week. All the work that has  been done on the claim, amounting to  about .$1,000 has been expended  the cross ledges. The best surface  ore ever found on Deer Park mountain  came from the Grand Prize. The lowest assav had was 818 and tests ran as  hig*h asS28.  From tlie News.  Brooklyn is to have a public school as  soon as it can be arranged. A petition,  which was sent to S. D. Pope, the Provincial superintendent of education,  some three weeks since, has brought a  most satisfactor}' reply from that official.  A. D. Barber, of Slocan City, arrived  in the city Tuesday and was agreeably  surprised at its bustle and business-like  appearance. He will at once inaugurate  a general freighting service on the tote  road between Brooklyn and Christina  lake, and will doubtless do a large business. Bobby Allen will be associated  with him in the enterprise.  Rev. John Munro preached twice last  Sunday in the opera house, the evening  audience being a large one. Those who  were present were much pleased with  the gentleman's discourses, and after the  evening sermon a meeting of those inter-  est2d was held to provide ways and  means towards securing a regularly ordained preacher for Brooklyn.  There are several other promising  claims adjoining the above, notably the  Yankee Boy, on which a deal is pending". The properties are rich in copper  and gold, running upwards of ��70 to  the ton, and are most favorably regarded by competent mining men. Mr.  Bowman "was most enthusiastic over  the prosposition, and says his clients  will put a force of men at work on Bull  Dog mountain at once.  H. II. Loomis was in town Wednesday from the Burnt Basin, where, with  his"partners, he has located eight mineral claims that have a most promising  showing". They are on McCrae creek,  the railway right of way running  througti   them.   They  are called the  xMessrs. Cory and Ward have bonded  the   Eclipse   to    H.  T.  Bragdon,   for  ��10,000, 20 per cent, to be paid in three  months and the balance in nine. Four  men were put to work on the property  Monday and work will be vigorously  pushed"as long as the weather will permit. The Eclipse is situated above the  California mine on Silver mountain, and  is a very promising* galena proposition.  The paystreak lias been traced for a  distance of 100 feet or more, and is  showing on the surface eight to 15  inches in thickness. Some work has  been done, but not enough to demonstrate the great value of the property.  CONDOR   SHOWS    GOOD   ORE.  On the Condor  group   (referred   to  heretofore as the Sultana), being" operated by Mr. Sandiford on Four Mile  creek, an excellent showing of ore has  been made by the small amount of work  thus far put on it. A good quality of  ore is being taken nut and the ledge is  improving in width and appearance.  FROM    PEACE   RIVER.  Billy Lynch has returned from the  Peace River country. With four others  Billy left Ashcroft last April and travelled nearly 700 miles into the Peace  country. He says that the black flies  are species of cannibals in short pants.  On the tributaries of the Pine river the  party located considerable placer  ground. No poor man should attempt  to explore that country as supplies have  to be complete, there being no game to  be had. Lynch is well pleased with  the result of his trip and will return in  the spring.  Drowned   in    the    Columbia.  Revelstoke, Sept. 21.���Samuel Bon-  ton, a survivor of the wreck in the  canyon of Friday last, when three men  lost their lives, was drowned in the  Columbia river, 19 miles above here  yesterday. On Sunday Bonton and  William Russell started"up the river in  a canoe on a prospecting trip. At 19-  Mile Ripple the canoe was caught in an  eddy and capsized. Russell "reached  the bank arrd returned to Revelstoke  to-day. bringing the news. Bonton was  the man who saved Frank Saunders  from drowning- in the cauvon accident.  The Mountain Chiei,  on Dog Creek,  shows one of the greatest outcrops* of  rich copper ore in West Kootenay, says  the Rossland Leader.   Dog- Creek falls  into Arrow Lake about two and a half  miles   above   Brooklyn and forms the  pass into Burnt Basin' and Sheep Lake  district through which the Robson-Pen-  ticton railway is now under rapid construction.   On Bulldog mountain, not  morejthan a mile and a half away from  the water, there are a number of prospects   showing   very   high   values   in  copper.    The first   of   these is a  very  wide outcrop of beautiful  peacock and  gray copper   ore,  very similar in  appearance   to   the ore which has made  Toad mountain ifamous,   which  occurs  on the   Mountain   Chief claims    Very  little work has yet   been   done on the  property, but in muring surface cuts  and so forth, quite a few'tons of rich ore  have been   taken orrt.   The property,  with three others surrounding it, has  been purchased   by   the   Golden Gate  Development Company,   of   Rossland,  and it is their intention to go to work  at once and open the property, shipping-  the ore taken out in  course of development.   HE   WAS    IN    DAWSON.  Jim Bates has returned to Kamloops  from DaAvson. Jim had the bar on one  of the boats running to that city. He  had to work 25 hours a day wliich  brought on malarial fever, and Jim had  to come south. He tells many tales of  the high prices prevailing- in the north.  In one day he sold 300 Seattle papers at  an average price of Si.75 a copy. Another time lie received 810 for three  drinks of brandy. In Dawson the traders label new eggs, Fresh Eggs, while  old eggs ai e marked simply, Just Eggs.  Jim has many stories to tell of what he  witnessed and many of hisstories would  be a credit to Joaquin Miller.  James Chambers, manager of the  Salmo company, has just returned from  a visit of inspection of the property.  He reports the drift at the 100-foot level  has now been driven' a distance of 32|  feet, but as yet the hanging wall has  not been encountered. While this  drift is being pushed sinking is being  continued to the 200-foot level".  One of the most interesting features of  the Labor Day celebration was the  rock-drilling contest. The teams were  McNicol and Tallon and Burns and  Davis The former team beat the latter  by drilling 37 inches against 30| inches  by the latter. The judges were J. Fitz-  wllliam, N. Tregear and P. Joyce, while  Sam Hall acted as master of ceremonies  The Gooderham-Blackstock syndicate  has incorporated the Centre Star Mining Company, with a capitalization of  83.300,000. to operate the Centre Star.  There will be no treasury stock. All  the shares to be issued will be held by  the promoters. The necessity for the  customary treasury shares wiil be done  away with. The mine is already in a  position to pay dividends, and if any  development funds are needed the  syndicate is in a position to advance to  tiie company any amount needed.  Kennedy Bros. & Purgold have jrrst  incorporated the Monarch Gold Mining  Company, to acquire a seven-eighths interest in the Monarch group near Hall's  Siding. The corn pan v has a capital of  $1,000,000, with $350,000 iii the treasury.  A block will be offered for seven cents  per share to obtain funds with which to  carry on development. The Monarch  group consists of five claims, showing a  very promising copper lead. Assays  have ranged as high as 19 per cent,  copper, six ounces in silver and -S2.2U in  gold  The Alberta mine, upon which work  has been resinned altera lengthy period  of inaction, adjoins the Iron Colt on the  south side. Operations are now being  conducted from the main tunnel level,  and consist in drifting on the lode westward. This ore body was intersected  at right arrgles by the tunnel alluded to  nt a distance of 350 feet from the mouth.  The face is now in about 80 feet west of  the point of intersection and rhe ore  showing up is of medium grade,averaging by assay from 812 to $15 per ton.  The streak varies from one to three feet  in width and shows improvement as  opened up.  Caroline, Lottie, Addie, Bicycle, Deer  Park, Frederick and Copper Cliff. An  average assay across the eight claims  gave 811 in gold and 4.V percent, in  copper. They are located 16 miles from  Christina lake and but a mile from  Oleson's 700-foot tunnel. Mr. Loomis  expects to put on a force of men and  develop the claims this winter.  Charles Doughton came down from  the Bluebird, three miles back of Deer  Park, early in the week and stated that  he had  at" last struck the ledge, after  going down on the incline 100 feet and  drifting 24 feet.   There were three and  one half feet   of  fine  ledge matter in  sight, some of it solid galena, and Mr.  Doughton seemed to think the labors of  the last two years had at last been rewarded.    The property is owned by the  Montana Gold Mintng Co., of Spokane,  and Col. Stratton, Henry Treede and  others are interested, in addition to Mr  Doughton and Capt. G. G. Smith, who  located it some two years ago.   Assays  on the surface gave 160 ounces in silver.  Brooklyn is fast growing to be a min-  mg centre, and one of these fine days  will surprise the world with its dividend  payers.   This last  week  two important  events took place in this line that mean  a great deal to the future of this section.  One of these was the sale of the Mountain Chief group, on Bull Dog mountain,  for $$10,000, and the other was the strike  made   on   the Bluebird,  back of Deer  Park.   For some little time a deal has  been on for  the Mountain  Chief group.  A week ago expert J. E. Leckie was here  to examine the property, and his report  seems to have decided the sale.   Last  Thursday T. M.  Bowmam, of Rossland,  solicitors   for   the   purchasers,   was   in  Brooklyn, and  closed  up the details of  the deal.    The owners  of the group are  David  Stussi   and   John R.  Stussi,   of  Rossland, and Thomas J. Alexander,  of  Deer Park, the latter owning a two-third  interest in the Mountain Chief claim.  MOVIE    CITY"    NEWS.  We learn from the Leader that Movie  Citv will have a post office before October 1.  A petition was circulated last week  and signed by all the business men  and property holders asking for the  appointment" of J. M. Lindsay as constable for Movie City. The town at  present has mounted police protection,  but they will be withdrawn in a few  weeks to the North-West Territories,  they being stationed along the line  only temporarily under contract with  the'C. P. R. during the construction of  the new line of railway.  At exactly  5:30  o'clock  afternoon   the   rail*  were  Queens    avenue,    and   at  months of patient  waiting,  has a railroad.   Since that  loaded  with steel  have been passing  ast Sunday  laid across  last,   after  Movie City  time train's  and  other  material  every few hours day  and night, and tlie traeklaying is being-  pushed" with all  possible speed.   As we  go to press the rails are laid about 20  iniles west of here. A temporary siding  was put in at the foot of the lake, which  was   used   untii  yesterday,  when the  outfit was moved on six miles farther to  Irishman creek.    Movie  is already deriving   considerable  benefit    from'  the  railroad, as the  cnnstructimi trains are  carrying both passengers and. freight. THE LEDGE, NEW UEISVER, E.G., SEPTEMBER 29, 1898.  Fifth Year.  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ���*? -<*���">  Six " 1.25  Twelve  "         -. 2.00  Three years  5-00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  senior., 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Cjrrespondence from every partof the Kootenay  District 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 we will do the rest.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. 1898.  .TOST    FIVE    YEARS    OLI>.  Next week The Ledge commences  its sixth year- It is the third oldest  paper in Southern Kootenav, and has  never missed an issue. Its editor has  been longer in continuous service on  the Kootenay press than any of the  many pen pushers now in the field.  We have watched the. country develop from an ordinary wilderness to the  present state of affairs. We have  seen town after town loom up until  we can scai*cely count them. Prospect after prospect we have written  up, and wafched some of them grow  into great mines, The past five  years have been full of progress.  What the next five years will bring  forth no man can tell. We are full  of hope, which does not hurt the  stomach. During the infancy of this  paper we have kept it from the cruel  grasp of the sheriff. In the future  we trust it will be strong enough to  keep the sheriff away from us. As  the years push each other over the  dump of oblivion we hope that The  Ledge will uncover another chute of  pay ore, richer and greater than  anything struck since it was staked.  signed to appreciate this coin to the  value of 16 pence. This has been  accomplished. * *������ * The original purpose of the Indian government  was to introduce the gold standard  after the rupee, by reason of scarcity  became again worth as much as 32  cents. But this has been found lm  practicable. It has been found difficult to get the gold. Gold has not  flowed into India as it was expected  to do, after the rupee rose to 32 cents.  On the contrary, it has flowed out.  At the same time, there has been a  great stringency in the money market and distress in business circles.  There was a hope that an artificial  rupee worth 16 pence would make  revenue balance expenditure without  new economies or new taxation, but  the very artificiality of the device  prevents its permanent success. The  chambers of commerce in India are  violently opposed to the continuance  of the experiment inaugurated in  1893 Export and import merchants,  bimetallists and monometallists all  agree that it strikes at the root ol productive industry and commerce.''  SCRAPS FROM THE  EDITOR'S DESK.  The Nelson Economist insinuates  that Fred Hume must have claims of  his own in the White Grouse mountain district because he has promised  the prospectors of that section a trail  up Goat river. It should be a wagon  road instead of a trail, and if Hume  has a claim or two in that section  there are also hundreds of other  claims that are sadly in need ot an  outlet. To jump at the Minister of  Mines because he is trying to help a  much neglected district shows a petty  spirit upon the part of the Nelson  editor. Hume is an honest man and  should be encouraged in his efforts to  open up the White Grouse country,  or any other part of Kootenaj* that is  lying dormant for lack of communication.  THE   INDIAN   CURRENCY   PROBLEM.  That the price of silver will continue   to steadily   advance until it  reaches .a  mark  more   in  harmony  with its coinage ratio with gold there  is every reason to believe.    With the  approaching  presidential  campaign  in the states the money  power will  exert every influence to bring up the  price by  manipulation,  in order to  take some of the wind out of the  bi-  metallist sail.   This, of course, would  only   help temporarily,  but  help it  will, and should the double-standard  cause come out victorious the price  will ever remain stationary the same  as gold stands today,   and has ever  stood since it was made the standard  of value.     Should the bi-metallists  again fail, then we believe other issues will come up to aid  the silver  cause and put; the  world's monetary  laws on a safer and sounder foundation; but we cannot believe that silver, so long as it is used as a money  metal at its present ratio with gold,  will ever again reach a figure as low  as 50 cents an ounce.  The condition of affairs in India,  and what it will lead to, is certain to  cause silver to go up. Whether the  mints there will be reopened to unlimited coinage or the coinage will be  restricted somewhat, it is impossible  at this time to say; but that silver  will soon take tlie place of the gold  experiment that has given so much  dissatisfaction there, is sure. In discussing the Indian currency question  a former director* of tlie United States  mint said in a recent interview:  "The commission recently appointed by the secretary of state of India  to arrive at some conclusion which  shall afford relief from the present  financial strain in that country, has  entered upon its labors which are  found to be quite formidable. Large  interests are involved���monetary,  industrial, commercial and political.  The policy of the government of  India in closing its mints to silver in  1893 was to check the fall of the  value of the silver rupee and lift its  value again if possible.     It was de-  Someone has said that a young  man is rich in all the future which  he dreams, while the old man is poor  in all the past which he regrets.  If the Indian mints would resume  business at the old stand the boom in  the Slocan would be so great that the  hum would be heard even in Dawson  City- _____'  In the bankE of Canada there is  $400,000 of unclaimed money, mostly  owned by small but careless depositors. We have no doubt much of it  belongs to us, but as we cannot prove.  it the banks will be so much ahead.  It is now estimated that the loss  suffered by the people of New Westminster by the recent fire was fully  $3,000,000. Ot this sum something  over half was covered by insurance.  This amount is divided between 28  companies, of which the London Assurance company is the heaviest  loser, with a total of $147,000.  Mark Twain is out of debt. He  writes from Vienna that "it feels so  good to be out of debt that I have  cancelled a number of lecture engagements in Australia. I have no  respect for a man who goes about  robbing the public on the platform  unless he is in debt." Mark is getting  some mighty pious ideas in his old  age.    The question of the low birth rate  of Ontario is agitating, the. clergy of  that province. In Ontario in 1893,  the birth-rate per 1,000 was 19.8; in  1894, 19.2; in 1895 18.8; in 1896, 20.7.  In England and Wales the rate per  1,000 was, in 1893, 30.8; in .1895, 30.5;  and in much-abused France, 21.2.  When it is considered that the birthrate of Ontario is lower than even  that of France there is reason to  pause and ask the mothers of our  eastern homes whither they are  drifting.   It isn't the right thing any more  to ask a friend to drink with you.  Non treating clubs have been started  in the great cities of this and other  countries, and though the fad originated as a joke, the clubs are becoming quite popular with all classes.  Every member promises never to ask  another member to take a drink, and  wears a button for the purpose of  identification. Every day we are  forced to believe that the milennial  days are approaching. The surest  way of killing the liquor curse is to  stop the treating habit, and, while  the fad may not last long enough for  any ot the buttons to find their way  into the Slocan, the principle might  be adopted here with profit by many.  The Vancouver World always has  a funny way of presenting its argument.    "The introduction of straight  party lines into the politics of British  Columbia," it says, ' 'is regarded with  favor by Liberals and Conservatives  alike in the East.    This   being so���  and we have the very best reason for  knowing that such  is the case���the  sooner   British   Columbians    of   all  shades of politics  become fully cognizant of the fact the better it will be  for all classes and the Province generally."   Just what benefit  it  is to  British Columbians   "and  the Province generally" to know that this or  that proposition   "is regarded   with  favor" in the East we fail  to understand.    It is not so much  a question  of what the East thinks about it, but  how does it please British Columbians  themselves.     We   can   rest assured  that the East is not going to lose any  sleep over our political difficulties���  and even if it did,  well���  AFTER   THE   FIRE.  The New Westminister Columbian  made its appearance on the 17th and  says: "The Columbian makes a sort of  half bow to its readers, to-night, just a  Aveek after the terrible fiery visitation,  which wiped its office and plant out of  existence, for the second time within  nine years, the last occasion of the kind  having been on the night of December  27th, 1889, when the fire was limited to  comparatively a very small area. On  the present occasion, we regret to have  to chronicle a conflagration overwhelming and appalling in its scope and  ravages."  The Columbian is to be congratulated  on being able to survive its great loss,  and we nope when it gets started anew  it will blossom out into a brighter and  handsomer sheet than it has ever been.  Speaking of the fair the Columbian  adds:  "A less courageous and public-spirited communitv than New Westminster  would, doubtless, have considered the  terrible fire of Saturday last as warranting the withdrawal from, or, at  least, the modification of, the great  exhibition-celebration scheme, which  had been brought so near to an assured  glorious success, when that overwhelming disaster befell the city. Not so  Westminster, however, which decided,  without hesitation, at a series of meetings held early this week, to carry out  the Exhibition-Celebration scheme in its  entiretv, just as if nothing had happened. That the Exhibition-Celebration  will now, the weather being at all favorable, be a bigffer success than ever,  goes without saying, as the "bombardment of Santiago" even will not be in it  .vith the grimlv grand spectacle of the  Roval City "arter the fire," looking for  all "the world as if it had undergone a  bombardment at the hands of the veritable Titans of war."  _������>_ Ti -> liBtn ��� Tttii'-'Ti'T-''  ���Hi 1- W��l-li  ___r_.TUM   IN   PABVO.  Sixty languages are spoken in the  Czar's empire.  The proportion of blind people in the  world is 800 to every 1,000,000.  It is estimated that the hair on a fair-  head would support the weight of 500  people,  Italy produces annually 70,000,000 gallows of olive oil, the market value of  which is $120,000,000.  The largest printing office in the world  is in Washington, D.C. It is for printing  Government documents.  At sea level an object 100 feet high is  visible a little over 13 miles. If 500 feet  high it is visible nearly 30 miles.  The Chinese dictionary compiled by  Pa-cut-shee, 1,100 years B. C, is the  most ancient of any recorded in literary  history.  Halibut and holibut are. names aB old  as the English language. "But" signifies a flatfish, and the prefix refers to  the deep and wide holes in which the fish  is found.  oritreal;  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits ���:     896,850.04  HEAD   OFFICE,   MONTKEAL.  Bt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clooston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  F. J. FIMJCANE, Manager;  I  t  KEST.  My feet are wearied, and my hands are tired.  : desired���  My soul oppressed'  And I desire what I li  Rest-  ave Ion;,  only rest.  'Tis hard to toil, when toil is almost vain,  In barren ways;  'Tis hard to sow���and never gamer,grain,  In harvest days.  The burden of my days is hard to bear,  But God knows best;  And I have prayed���but vain has been my prayer  For rest���sweet rest.  'Tis hard to plant in spring and never reap  The autumn yield:  'Tis hard to till, and when 'tis tilled, to weep  O'er fruitless field.  And sol cry, a weak and human cry,  So heart-oppressed:  And so I sigh; a weak and human sigh,  For rest���for re3t.  My way has wound across the desert years,  And cares infest  My path, and through the flowing of hot tears  I pine for rest.  'Twas ahvavs so; when but.a child I laid  On mother's breast  My wearied llttled head, e'en then I prayed  As now���for rest.  And I am restless still; 'twill soon be o'er;  For, down the west.  Life's sun is setting, and I see the shore  Where I shall rest.  ���Father Ryan.  C. S.  RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  and BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  IB  WANTED.���A First-Class pant and  vest maker, at once. H. J. Robie, The  Tailor, New Denver.  Dawson's   Queer   Church.  Rev. S. Hall Young", a Klondike  preacher, says:  ���'Upon my arrival at Dawson i canvassed every saloon and house for the  purpose of obtaining" permission to hold  services. In every case I was met with  a refusal and it seemed that everybody  was afraid to set the example of countenancing' religion. I finally secured  headquarters by paying" exorbitant rent  and was obliged to borrow a block of  wood which 1 used for a pulpit. 1 used  whisky bottles for candle sticks. After  the church was established it burned  down, but we were given the privilege  of using Pioneer Hall for church purposes and were treated quite liberally."  Gave    Canada   the   Credit.  Tue Alhkkta Puoduck Co. of  Calgary, contemplates sending into  the Kootenay during the fall and  winter regular carload shipments of  Potatoes, and other farm produce.  The trade only will be supplied and  we solicit the co-operation of the  Slocan dealers. . For particulars and  prices write to    Thos. H. Ingham  Box-.'f.S, Calgary, Alia.  Representing Alberta Produce Co..  and Manitoba Grain Co., Ltd.  H. T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  Mine and Mill Supplies,  Pipe and Fittings,  Paints and Oils,  Builders' and Contractors'  Supplies,  Stoves and Kitchen Ware,  Agents for Canton Steel.  I carry one of the largest  and best assorted stocks of  Hardware in West Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  n my line.  The Duke of Norfolk, postmaster  general in the Imperial Cabinet, speaking* at Lytham, Lancashiere, devoted  some time to the question of imperial  penny postage. He said imperial postage was due to the progressive spirit of  Canada, and it would be unfair to Hon.  Wm. Mulock, Canadian postmaster-  general, if J. Heniker Heaton, M.P.,  did not at once shift from his shoulders  any merit earned by his Canadian  brother.   For four-bits you can purchase 100  ancient newspapers at this office.  1898 1898  Provincial  EXHIBITION  Under the Direction of (he  Royal Agricultural and  Industrial Society of  British Columbia  Oct. 5 to 13, inclusive  at Xew Westminster,  In    conjunction   with   the  Citizens' Grand  Vearly   Celebration   The River Nile rises that do mischief  are not frequent. During the last 1,000  years there has been only one sudden  rise of the Nile, that in 1829, when 30,000  people were drowned.  F. Pyman has again commenced to  do business in New Denver. Bring  your watches to him when they are out  of order.  $18,000  in   Prizes  Premium List is the largest  ever offered west of Toronto  PyrO'Spectaeular Bombardment of Santiago de Cuba, and  Blowing up of the --Maine"  followed by an uji-to-date Fire  Works  Display,   which   has  been specially secured for four  nights,   at  an   enormous expense.  *}Yj    Lacrosse      and      Baseball,  41 J .Matches, Bicycle Meet. Aqua-  ^Jtic,   Sailor   anil    Caledonian  Sports, Promenade Concerts,  Horse Races, Dog Show.  Open to thi' world.  The  finest    Bands   in   the  Province will  provide music.  Special Hates over all railway ami steambo'U lines.  No entrance fee charged for  Exhibits.  For full  information apply  to���  W. H.EDMONDS,  Sec. Celebration Committee  We do what we advertise to do.  One=third  of Life in Bed  If you live to be 60 years of  age and have had average  good health you will have  spent 20 ye-irs in bed. Many  persons are careless about  the bedroom, their bed and  bedding. Anything does to  sleep in; and as a natural  consequence they do not  know what it is to have a  good night's rest. We can  give you nice bedroom furniture for little money, and  our spring, wool and mixed  mattresses are as good as  were ever made for the  money. We know you will  sleep better on one of them.  Perhaps what you've got. is  good enough but wants making over. We can make  them feel like new.  WALKER & BAKER,  OTEL SANDON,  vft     *7ft     "7ft     *7ft     -tJv      "7ft  Sandon, B.C.  yHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of Guests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is'provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John -Buckley, Prop.  Choice Groceries & Provisions  ON  HAM & CRAWFORD.  SIXTH STREET,       -       -        -        -       -       -       NEW DENVER.  ^"Prices are right and Goods Always Fresh.  If urn it ur��> Dealers and  Repairers  s     Undertakers and  lOmbalmevs.  Xew  Denver  X. B.���We have the only practical Undertaker  and Embalmer doing business in the Slocan.  F.  G.  FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp. B.C.  Travelers  Will find the  RMington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  SLean City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  X^OD?  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  AsSflYEHS OF B. G.  NOTICE.  VOTICE is hereby given thai :*n day.'- after date.  1A I intend to apply to Ihe. Chief Commissioner  of Lands and works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from the following de -  cribed lands: Oomnieucintr at a post marked  Frank Hill, southeast corner, on the west side of  Slocan Lake about five miles from the north end.  thence we-t eighty chains, thence, north lid  chains, thenee east eighty chains, thence ian  chains south to starting" point, coutainin.tr Piiti  acres. FRANK  HILL.  New Denver, B. C. July ao, lR'i.s.  Goods called  for & Delivered  T)  pjOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M. London. Hug  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and   reported  on  fc*.   m  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  Laboratory. Belle-  vue ave. New.Denver. BC.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  R. A. S. MARS"^L  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  G  jr  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan   City,    B r.  WANTED.  Industrious man of character to travel and appoint agents.   Salary aud expenses paid.  BRADLEY-G VRRfcTSON COMPANY.Liinited  Toronto.  AUNDRY  We are now in a  position to give  thoroughly satisfactory service  and solicit your  patronage. We  make a specialty  of the finer lines  of Cambrics and  Linens, etc. All  business cash on  delivery.  Work Done on Short Notice.  C. M. NESBITT, Prop.  .^"Rates furnished  Hotels,   Steamboat Companies, etc, on application.  El Dorada Ave.  ][t L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  J Fifth Year.  THE LEJUGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C.,   SEPTEMBER 29, 1898.  PHARAOH   AND   THE   SAKGEANT.  a Christian  BY RTJDYABD KIPLING.  Apropos of the great British victory  in the iSoudan this poetical gem by  Rudyard Kipling is of unusual interest.  Said England unto Pharaoh,. *'I must make a  man of you  That will stand upon his feet and play the  game;  That will Maxim his oppressor as  ought to do."  And she sent old Pharaoh Sergeant Whatis-  name.  It was not a Duke nor Earl nor yet a Viscount-  It was not a big brass General that  came \  But a man in khaki kit who could handle  men a bit,  With  his bedding labelled   Sergeant  Whatisname.  Said England mnto Pharaoh, "Tho' at present  singing small,  You shall hum a proper tune before it ends,"  And she introduced old Pharaoh to the Sergeant  once for all.  And left 'im in the desert making friends.  It was not a Crystal Palace nor Cathedral,  It was not a public house of common  fame,  But a pieceof red-hot sand, with a palm  on either hand,  And a little hut for Sergeant Whatisname.  Said England unto Pharaoh,'-You've had miracles before.  When Aaron struck your rivers into blood;  Bnt if you watch the Sergeant he can ahow you  something more-  He's a charm for making riflemen from mud."  . *  It was neither Hindustani, French, nor  Coptic;  It was odds and ends and leavings of  of the same,  Translated by a stick (which is really  half the trick),  And  Pharaoh   hearked   to   Sergeant  Whatisname.  (There were years that no one talked of: there  were times of horrid doubt;  There was faith and hope and whacking and  .   despair;  While the Sergeant gave the Cautions, and he  combed old Pharaoh out.  And England didn't look to know nor care.  That is England's awful way  o' doing  business;  She would serve her God or Gordon just  the same;  For she thinks her Empire still is the  Strand and Holborn Hill,  And she didn't think o' Sergeant Whatisname.)  Said England to the Sergeant, "You can let my  people go!"  ��� (England used 'em  cheap and nasty from the  start)  And they entered 'em at Firkeh on a most astonished foe���  But the Sergeant he had hardened Pharaoh's  heart  That was broke, along of all the plagues  of Egypt,  Three thousand years before the Sergeant came���  And he mended it again in a little more  than ten,  So Pharaoh fought like Sergeant Whatisname !  It was wicked bad campaigning (cheap and nasty  from the first),  There was heat and dust and coolie work and  sun,  There were vipers, flies, and sandstorms, there  was cholera and thirst,  But Pharaoh done the best he ever done.,,  Down the desert, down the railway, down  the river,  Like the Israelites from bondage so he  came.  'Tween the clouds 'o dust and fire to the  land of his desire,  And his Moses it was Sergeant Whatisname!  Legislature, and our State Legislature,  and other legal appliances, while the  people are despoiled by every form of  legalized robbery that is brought to  bear against them.  '-Two alternatives are placed before  the people of this country���one, the  steady "encroachment of' organized  wealth upon our institutions, until  every vestige of freedom is destroyed,  and the nation falls, to rise no more*; or  determined opposition to the dangers  confronting us, and the enactment of  measures that will overthrow chartered  and artificial monopolies and convert  them into public functions.  "In the event of the former, a  seeming, but delusive peace will be  purchased at the cost of national life,  internal strife will hasten the destructive process, and the degeneration of  the nation will be shown in the rapid  increase of the vicious and destructive  elements of society over the moral and  constructive ones; a movement that  even now is unmistakely apparent. The  cruel selfishness of the moneyed class  in its inhuman efforts to despoil a nation, in order to carry out its purposes,  is being repeated by the lower classes  of society, in acts of violence and crime  that appall the community and prefigure the downward trend of the nation.  "Should, however, the intelligence of  the people react agaiiist the powerful  grasp of monopolistic rule, and overthrow the treacherous combinations of  the Money Power; if the trust is made  I the stepping stone to the Co-operative  ' Commonwealth, in which the people  will control all the means for the product and distribution of wealth, then  out of temporary strife and trouble will  dawn the brightness of a day without a  precedent in history. Strife and crime,  and the suffering born of selfish greed,  poverty and ignorance will disappear  in the fruition of happy physical conditions, and harmonious social relations.  "The voice of destiny, or of law, that  has sounded through the ages, again  utters its warning cry, "Choose ye this  day whom ye will serve���Monopoly and  Death, or Co-operation and Life." On  the nature of the answer rests the fate  of civilization.  '���Leaving out of consideration for  future action, the great commercial  monopolies that have consolidated into  trusts, there is  a  class  which at this  tent of one-third continues until after  death, when he becomes a life-tenant of  his one-third. The new right will attach even though the parties are separated, but not absolutely divorced. In  brief, the statue aims to give both husband and wife, widow and widower,  respectively, the same or an equal share  in each other's property under like conditions at death, and"equal rights in  property in all respects.���Toronto Star.  FACTS   OF   INTEREST.  We are eating dirt in handfuls for to save our  daily bread  Which we have to buy from those that hate us  most,  And we must not raise the money where the Sergeant raised the dead,  And it's wrong and bad and dangerous to boast;  But he did it on the cheap and on the  quiet,  And he's not allowed to forward any.  claim���  Though he drilled a black man   white,  though he made a mummy fight,  He will still continue Sergeant Whatisname���-  Private. Corporal, Colour-Sergeant, and  Instructor���  But the everlasting miracle's the same !  ���^ Step that A*Ust be Ta^n  In the New Time, a reform magazine  published in Chicago, are seen many  good things, and it is of interest to note  the deep aird earnest pleadings for  justice to the middle classes that characterize the writings of all its contributors, among whom are numbered  the greatest reform writers of the day.  Under the caption, "A Step that Must  be Taken," Imogerie C. Fales writes of  the social conditions in the United  States, and says:  "For the last 25 years or more a surging wave of discontent has been  gathering strength and power in the  United States. Its origin is to be found  in the constantly increasing inequalities  of social conditions, and in the encroachment of organized wealth upon  the liberties of tho people.  "Before corporations consolidated into  . trusts and monopoly was clearly revealed in all its malign propositions, the  causes that were at work producing  vast wealth and vaster poverty were  more or less shrouded in obscurity.  Only a few went down to the roots of  the difficulty and perceived that trusts  and monopolies were the natural results  of the competitive system; that the  same law that operated in the animal  world prevailed also in the human;  that as 'nature, red in tooth and claw  with rapine," in the terrible strug-gle  for existence destroyed the weak and  preserved the strong, so industrially  the same deadly conflict has been  ' waged and with the same results.  "Competition hasarrayed managainst  man, industry against industry; the  strong have survived ; the weak have  perished. Out of the. strife resulted concentration of wealth. Then followed  the dawning era of combination. Partnerships replaced individual competition, and the joint stock company or  corporation prepared the way for the  trust. Now a still greater change is  impending. Monopoly, the giant product of ages of competitive strife, has  through its despotic power in controlling legislation, and also products and  prices, rendered a continuance of the  competitive system impossible. Tho  turning point of civilization has been  reached, and the republic must either  fall from its high estate, and become  the helpless prey of money, or adopt  itself to a new system of industrial  democracy, in which co-operation will  be the ruling power.  "I t is unnecessary to enter irrto details  as to the extent to which wealth is concentrated, and of its controlling power i  over the government. Everyone inter- j  ested in the welfare of the nation knows j  that it is in the clutch of monopoly, and j  that that clutch is deadly. H?. knows]  that free institutions are rapidly being j  transformed into despotic ones, and that!  while nominally a republic, the nation i  is in reality a plutocracy with the worst J  features of a monarchy.  "In place of one imperial ruler we  have Money Kings in the shape of trusts  and monopolistic corporations acting as  one man, and controlling our National  very time could be brought within the  jurisdiction of government and administered in the interests of the people.  There are the railways, the coal mines,  telegraph, telephone, and light supply  and public opinion could be so directed  the next three years as to crystalize  around the thought of public "oAvner-  ship of public functions, and win the  victory on that issue at the next Presidential election.  "That step once taken would mark  the transition from the old competitive  to the new co-operative order. Tt is a  big step, and one that will tax all our  efforts, but it must be taken. The life  of the republic demands it.  "The French revolution, which was  based on the rights of man, was, it is  said, the work of about 10,000 men, but  it was a revolution of force, and unparalleled violence that in its fury shattered right and left, hi four years it  swept away the wrongs of centuries.  The time had come for the old Bourbon  dynasty, with its doctrine of the divine  right of kings, to disappear, and the explosion came.  "To-day. in our country, the time has  come for the old competitive order that  underlies theories and tyrannies and  all forms of oppression to" be replaced  by one of a higher character.  "When the clock of destiny strikes  the hour there is no escaping results.  That which is not accomplished in one  way will be in another. If we cannot  bring iirto working order the constructive intelligence of the country and  enact laws that will peacefully carry us  from a. lower to a higher civilization  then the destructive forces of humanity  will do the work.  "Victor Hugo, with the hand of a  master aid the soul of a prophet, has  drawn the following picture for the  retributive justice that follows hard  upon the oppressive power of the money  kings :     .  " 'The equestrian statute reserved for  kings alone is an excellent type of  royalty. Let us be frank'with words.  The capitalist who steals the reward of  labor is a king, as well as the man of  blood. The king mounts . himself on  the horse. The horse is the people.  Sometimes the horse transfigures himself by degress. At the big-inning he is  an ass; at the end he is a lion. Then  he throws his rider to the ground, and  we have 1643 in England, and 1789 in  France; sometimes he devours his  rider, in which case we have England  in 1649 and France in 1793. That the  lion can again become a jackass is sin -  prising, but a fact.'  "Let us be warned while yet there is  time; the jackass is again transforming  itself into the lion. Let us not by reckless and criminal indifference to the  great issues and responsibilities of the  hour incur the penalty of bringing upon  ourselves the horrors of a bloody revolution. Let the appeal be made to  reason, and not to passion, then having  done all that can be done for a peaceful  reconstruction of societv we can calmly  and unflinchingly await whatever results the stern logic of events may force  upon us, dealing with them as men to  whom liberty is dearer than life."  A single bee collects only a teaspoonful  of honey during a season.  In some parts of Norway corn is still  used as a substitute for coin.  The entire collection of "coins and  medals' in the British museum consists  of nearly 250,000 specimens.  The smallest salary paid to the head  of a civilized government is $15 a year  to the president of the republic of Andorra, in the Pyrenees.  The population of Palestine is increasing rapidly. Ten years ago there were  only 15,000 residents in Jaffa; to-day  there are nearly 60,000.  In Japan a man can live like a gentleman on $300 a year. This sum will pay  the rent of a house, the wages of two  servants and supply plenty of food.  Scientists have demonstrated that the  purest air in the cities is found about 25  feet above the street surface. This goes  to prove that the ^healthiest apartments  are those on the third floor.  An interesting test has just been made  by a French woman. With a view to  testing ' the sustaining powers of chocolate, she lived on that alone for 60 days  and lost but 15 pounds in the interval.  POREVKR.  A little girl, whom we know, came in  her night-clothes very early to her  mother one morning, saying: "Which  is the worse, to tell a lie or steal ?"  The mother, taken by surprise, replied that both were so bad she couldn't  tell which was the worse.   , i  "Well," said the little one, "I've been /  thinking a good deal about it, and I've  concluded it's worse to lie than to steal.  If you steal a thing, you can take it  back, 'less you've eaten it; and if you've  eaten it, you can pay for it, But"���and  there was a look of awe in the little face  "a lie is*forever."  dangerous almost than the well ones.  So many British officers and surgeons  have been killed or wounded while passing over the battlefields in the Soudan  trying to help suffering Mahdists that  mercy and pity have given way to necessary cruelty. "This killing of the wounded has been practised with the silent  connivance of the Bitishgovernment,but  has been kept from the public.  How many wounJed dervishes were  put to death after the battle of Omdur-  man will never be known. The London  Standard guardedly tells of the slaughter  as follows: "Some of the sirdar's Soudanese were cautiously making their  way across the field of battle,, their duty  being one which, however hateful it may  seem to the theoretical humanitarian  warfare against a savage horde like the  followers of the khalifa makes imperative. There is no need to dwell on such  incidents. It is enough to say that as  everyone with experience of fighting in  the Soudan knows too well, a wounded  Baggara may often be more dangerous  than a Baggara without a scratch oh  him. Concealing his agony and feigning  death he can still deal a fatal blow at his  unwary enemy."  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 September, 1898.  sp29 DAN HANLON.  Dominion, St. Keverne, t>. B. H., Exeter,  Felix    and   Payne   Fractional  Mineral   Claims.  P  ACIFIC  AILWAY  AND SOO-PACIFIC LINE.  Courage   Often   Pays.  It is a pity that no basis can be established for an exact comparison of the  effects of sincerity and courage with the  results of insincerity and cowardice in  Canadian politics. Canada's public men  are mostly the victims of a hard-dying  supersitition that timidity is the greatest  of all the political virtues. Few public  men care to take the risks which attach  to a policy of outspoken bravery, but the  proportion of men who are not cowardly  and fail is not singnally greater than the  proportion of men who are cowardly  and fail. Even in', politics, and Canadian politics at that, courage and sincerity are no 6urer guides to failure than  cowardice and insincerity.���The Toronto  Telegram.  One of the trees in the park at  Windsor is supposed to be 1,200 years  old. It is known as William the Conqueror.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where  located:     On  Payne mountain, on the north slope.  ���PAKE  NOTICE   That I,  Charles  Moore, of  L   Kaslo, B. C, and acting as.agent for the St.  Keverne Mining Company, Ltd., free miner's  certificate    No.    la.lSfiA,   intend,   sixty    days  from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining  Recorder    for   a    certificate    of     improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5th day of Sentember, 1898.  CharLes moore, p.l.s.  Rio 3Iineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.      Where  located:  In  Best Basin, MeGuigan Creek, near Okanagun  mineral claim.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Drewry, act-  1    ing as agentfor E. A. Bielenberg, free miner's  certilicate No. 25807A, Daniel Cosgriff, free miner's  certificate No.4702A and T.F.Cosgriff, free miner's  certificate No. 4703A, intend sixty days from the  dale hereof to apnly to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that action under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th dav of August, 1898.  W. S. DREWRY.  Jeanette Mineral Claim.  TO ALL  EASTERN   AND  EUROPEAN POINTS.  TO PACIFIC COAST,  JAPAN,   CHINA  AND  AUSTRALIA.  TO THE RICH and ACTIVB  MINING DISTRICTS OF  Woman's   iionger   Life.  Women live longer than men. Also,  as a rule, they marry men older than  themselves. Consequently there are  nearly three times as many widows in  the country as widowers, the figures being 2,154,615, against 815,437. Divorced  men marry again much oftener than  divorced women, as is shown by the fact  that there are 49,101 divorced men in  the United States, against 71,895 divorced women, those who have married  again not being reckoned in this category. A statistician who has gone somewhat extensively into this subject finds  that one in every nine widows between  the ages.of 20and 35 remarries. Widows  from 20 to 24 remarry much more often  than spinsteis of any age marry. In  fact, widows are the champion marrying  women. For every 1,000 bachelors which  would fairly fall to their lot, as compared with spinsters, 1,025 are married by  widows. The chances of a widower's remarrying are always greater than those  of a bachelor's marryii g. The men who  marry most are widowers from 25 to 34  years of age.���Boston Transcript.  THE    WOUNDED    AUK   KIX"CED.  There were no wounded Mahdists left  after the battle of Omdurman.   Cruel  and  bloodthirsty  as  it may seem, the  wounded almost without exception were  massacred by the  British and Egyptian  soldiers. The Omdurman battle is not  the first where this has been done. Since  Gordon's death it has been the custom  because the wounded fanatics are more  Reasonable  Prices  and the best and freshest line of  Groceries,  Canned Goods,  Fine Teas and Coffees  Are the rale at  T. H. Hoben's  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Four  miles east of Rosebery, east of Wilson creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg,  agent for Frank Kelly, Free Miner's Certilicate No. 12087A, 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 tho above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of August, 1898.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Silver  Bell   No. ' 2   and   Dump   Fraction  Mineral Claims.  SHORTEST  AND  QUICKEST  ROUTE  Klondike  .and the YUKo.Nf  Close connections and no trouble.  Through tickets issued and Baggage checked  to destination.  THI IDIGTf    PASS REVELSTOKE  '  SiX'i'V ' ''���'���   DAILY TO ST. PAUL.  OARfi      DAILY (except Wednesday)  vnn"J        TO EASTERN CANADIAN  AND U. S. POINTS.  Daily train leaves New Denver Canyon Siding  8:45 'a. m. Arrives New Denver Canyon Siding  3:50 p. m.  Boat connection daily (except Sunday? via  Rosebery: Leaves New Denver 8.35 a. m;  arrives New Denver 4 p. m.  Ascertain  present   REDUCED   RATES  and full information   by   addressing   nearest  local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  SSr&M sensible people travel via C. P. Ry and  Soo line.  s  k  XV. S. Drewry ���  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. Twigg  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY &' TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Alining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  tfSTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  AGENTS.  lam just starting the best thing lor money-  making you have seen for many a day. Your  name and address will bring the golden information.  T. H. LINSCOTT. Toronto  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Quebec;   Mineral    Claim.  Situated in the   Slocan City Mining Division of  West  Kootenay District.     Where  located:  About two miles up the North Fork of Lemon Creek on north side of creek.  "PAKE NOTICE that I, Dan Hanlon, acting as  1   an agent for William Harrison, free miner's  certilicate No. 20047a, intend sixty days from the  ff^ ff^P-f f ff f ff ^f f> ^ ffff ffff f f f f ff f t f  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of "\Y est  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the Surprise, Keno and Gladstone  mineral claims, in Best Basin, MeGuigan  creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, William S. Dreury,  acting as agent for the Native Silver Bell  Mining Company, Limited, of Rossland, B. C,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 13145A, intend  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of August, 1898.  XV. S. DREWRY.  Black Fox, Keel Fox,   Grey Wolf,   Black  Bear, Black Fox Fraction, Red Fox  Fraction,   Grey    Wolf  Fraction,  and    Black      Bear     Fraction ��  Slineral    Claims.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Ked  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossland  and Spokane and Rossland.  Direct Route to the   Mineral District of the Col-  villo Reservation,   Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan.  Points.  DAILY   SERVICE.  Leave.  6:20 a.m.  12:05 "  8:30 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive-..  5:35 p.m  11:20a. ms  3:10 p.m  Train leaving Nelson at 8:80 a. m. make closer  connections at Spokane with trains for all  Pacific Coast Points.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  C. a. DIXON, Spokane, Wash  Situate in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located: In  Cariboo Creek Camp, north of Snow Creek.  "TAKE NOTICE that I, A. P. Patrick, acting  1 as agent for The Silver Queen Mining Co.,  Limited Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No.  10742A, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this loth day of August, 1898.  A. P. PATRICK.  L. 2817 G. 1.  Constant Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Cody  Creek and adjoining the Bolander mineral  claim, L. 2113 G. 1.  "PAKE NOTICE that I, A. S. Farwell. as as-'ent  1 for A. \V. MeUine. P.M. C. (11727, W. L.  Hogc, F. M. C. 830S(i. E. V. McCunc, F. M. C.  Hn'dii, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to nppiv to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown gran' of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 11th day of July. 1898.  A. S. FARWELL.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADIH0C0,,  LTD.  Summer Time Card effective June 20,1808.  Subject to change without notice.  SS.  South Bound  Read down.  INTERNATIONAL.  North Bound  Read up.  SANDON'  Train lvs Daily, 1.0(1 pm   Train ar daily 10.50 am  KASLO  "   ar   ���  ���'      3.4*1 pm   Train lv  GBoatlv 3.30am    ���Kaslo���    Boat:  2.      "     4.30 am    Ainsworth  <*"      "     5.0i)am    Pilot Bay  a       "     5.30 am      Balfour  gBoat ar fi.4n am. Five Mile Ft  ,15 am      Nelson  Train ar 10.05 am Northport Train Ivl.55 pmj>��  11 20 am   Rossland "    12.05 pin's  Spokane "      8.80 amp  T/.rp  8.00 am  iv S.80 pm -n  7.30 pm?  G.45 pm ���=  0.10 pm1"  5.23 pm ��  lv4.45pm��  3 id pm  SS. ALBERTA.  Boat.  Alturu.s, Alps ai  id Alps Fraction Miiiui  Claims.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. O. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  &%w%/��w%^��/m/%^  Tho   New   Husband or Men's Kighta.  When laws are enacted to everr up  the rights or the privileges of the sexes,  the purpose generally is to give the  women something in the way of legal  privileges from  which they had long  been barred by the selfish, law-making  men. An exception, perhaps the only  one, is in a new law in Maryland-which  is to take effect on January 1 next.  This law gives the husband "the same  marital rights in his wife's property as  the wife has under existing law in"her  husband's property. Each will have  dower.rights. The change gives to the  husband more of property rights than  he enjoyed under the now obsolete com-  monlaw right of ���'courtesy." The latter  was a contingency upon the birth of a  child, and srave the husband a life interest in all the landed property of his  wife.  Tlie husband's new rights fasten on  the wife's property the moment she  brings it into matrimony or acquires it  thereafter by inheritance, gift or purchase, unless steps have been taken to  keep him out of it. Should he not waive  them, or by joining her in a deed of her  property convey it to a purchaser, his  claim to each piece or parcel to the ex-  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On divide between Wilson Creek and north  fork Carpenter Creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg.  I a'rent for the Golden Canyon Gold and Silver  Mining Company, Free Miner's Certilicate No.  32652 A., intend, 00 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 claims.  And. further take notice, that fiction  under section 37. must he commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of Im  provements.  Dated this 18th day of August 18!)8.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Apis Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where iocated: About  three-quarters of a mile from Sandon and  adjoining the Slocan Belle mineral claim.  TAKE NOTICE tbat we. E. M. Sandilands,  free miner's certificate No.' 1113l'a. June 1st.  181)8, Sandon; andJ.'H. Grav, freo miner's certificate No. 4527a, August 22d~ 1807. Kaslo. intend  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the  -Mining Recorder for a certilicate ol improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above, claim.  And further ti.ee notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 11th day of August, isos.  Conductor Mineral Claim.  Read down.  Sandon  Daily train lv i.oo pm        Daily  Kaslo  ar 3.45 pm  v 5.0!i pm ' Mo&T  o.sopm Ainsworth B<  7.00 pm   I'ilot Bay  ������ lo.oopm Kuskouook  " I-'.on pm (ioat River  "    100am   Boundary  E    "' ar 8.00 am Bonner's F'ry '    Iv  xTrain lvll.4o am       "       Train ar  ar 2.4a pm Spokane      '���     Iv  Read up.  train ar 10.50 am  lv  S.OO am  Boat ar 1.00 pm  at ar ri.-io pm^  11(0 po  8.o0 pm��  U.00 pm^  5.o0pm>,  2.00 1-1111-"=  1.15 pin ��  7.50 a ma}  SPECIAL KOOTENAV  LAKE SERVICE,  Commencing June i'O, 1808.  On Monday, Thursday and Friday ss Alberta  will leave Kaslo 5 p. in."for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. Leaving Nelson at 8 a. m.,'Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, calling at I'ilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Kaslo, an"d all way points.  GEORGE  ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.  ASLO. & SLOCAN RY  TIME CARD  Taking effect 1.00 o'clock a. m.  Sept. 1, 1898, Pacific or 120th Meridian time.  Subject to change without notice  Leave  8 30 A.M.  8 5.'.     ������  Air.  '.) Hi  10 (XI  10 08  10 20  10 34  10 45  Kaslo  South Fork  Sprotile's  U1,U���   Arrive, 3 30  3 05  2 10  2 CO  '��� ' 1 "0  1 38  23  1 15  P.M  Leave, ll.w  11.1"  Arrive, 11.25   '���     ���   Cmlv  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO   F,  W'hitewate-  Bear Lake  MeGuigan  Cody Junction  Sandon Leave  CODY   LINE.  in ��� Sandon ��� Arrive, ll.flii a.m  ' Cwdy Junction. Leave, 11.50 a.m  New Denver,  Has been re-opened under new management. The Dining- Room will  always be up to the market, while  the bar will contain Jiquors and  cigai-s that cannot be surpassed for  quality and flavor in the Slocan.  Old and new patrons will find this '  hotel just like home.  ifJACOBSON & CO.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. When- located: Twin  Lakes Basin.  'PAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg.  1 agent for William IL Elson. Free Miner'scer-  titicafe No. r..S5(iA. intend, sixty days Irorn tliedatr.  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder lor ;i  certificate of improvements, fur the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant, of tin- above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must, lie commenced 'before the issuance of such  certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 28th day of July. I8:is.  HERBERT T. TWK'i;.  For cheap  and from all  rail i-i  lioiiit.-  ���Kl and  ,  apply  S.  CAMPBELL,  11.35 a.m  COPELAND,  ���^uiierintendeirr  steamship tickets tc  to  Agent, Sandon.  flfl  Biandcii, B. C,  Assay Price List  Mollie Hughes,   Ileal  Tryon, and  Kinkora  Idea Xo.  Mineral  S,   Pinto  Claims.  r  Situate in the Slocan .Minim,- Division ol' We-.t  Kootenay District. When; located: About  one mile north of New Denver, on iliesliwe  f Slocan Lake.  AKE NOTICE that I, V\\ S. Drewrv. of the  town o! Kaslo. acting us airenl for M. E.  Bragdon. Free Miner's (Vriilicate Xo. sa >27: If.  Clever. Free Miner'sCci'tifieaie N'o. I'.nTl'A: Harry  Sheran, Free Miner's Cc.rtilic;",. \,,, ii-ii,11.\: anil  Thos. Avisou. Free. Miner'sCci'iitjeatc Xo. imoha.  intend sixty days from the date hereof to apply  to the Mining Recorder fur a certilicate of improvements for the purpose of ulit.iiiiing a Crown  grant of the above claims.  And further take notice that  action under section 37 must be commenced  before  the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th dav of Ju'v. isjis  ' W. S. DREWKV  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead   j Copper 'by Electrolysis)   i Golu. Silver. Copper and Lead   | Gold and Copper   ! Silver and Copper   i Gold. Silver and Copper   I Platinum   ! Mercury   | Iron or Manganese   I Lime,  Magne<iuin.  Barium.  Silica,  j        phur, each   ! Bismuth,Tin. Cobalt. Nickel, Antimony,  i        Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter. Ash,  aud pcrcentai.re of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms: '.Cash With -Sample.  June 20th, 18!)5.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  Sul-  ���*1.50  :i oo  2 00  2 00  2 00  1 OO  2 r-ft  i  :>0  3 on  5 DO  i   i  2 00  2 (id  4   UC: THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 29, 1898.  Fifth Yeae  MINING   RB0OROS.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded c tiring the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Sept 20���Copper Dept and Mawteom Bell,  head of Trout creek, Mike McMillan.  Province, Four Mile, L Doueet.  Pacific, same. F J Procter.  Prospect, same, Pacific Pro3])ecting Co, Ltd;  Sept 21���Shandon Bells, Aiitoine Basin, Jas C  Ryan.  Ashurst Beacon, Four Mile, M A Sandiford.  Old Town, same, The Northwest Mining Syndicate, Ltd.  Forget-Me-Not, same, W H Sandiford.  Broken Hill, Reed-Robertson slide, R W  Tliompson.  West London, Red mountain, Allan McDonald.  Broken Drill, same, R W Thompson.  Sept 22���HB, Goat mountain, J C Bolander,  Amos Thompson.  Sept 23���Good Day Fraction, Payne mountain,  HH Pitts. ..       ���r   ���  Joe Chamberlain, above Ruth mine, W H  Brandon.  George C. same, Joseph Brandon.  St Clair, New Denver, Henry Brown.  Bristol extension, second south fork Eight  Mile creek, XV H Brandon.  Ski't 24 Starlight, n e Silverton, M L Nicholson.  First Chance Fraction, MeGuigan, Frank McDonald.  Tramp Planet Fraction, Payne mountain,  Chas Dart.  Anglo-Saxon, Mowichslide,Russel Thompson,  Samuel Colter, Chas Nicholson, Frank Pyman,  Carter H Brindle.  Sept 2(5���Argonaut Fraction, Carpenter, E G  Schemidt.  Sept 27���Monitor No 2. Fractional, Three  Forks, A R Fingland.  ASSESSMENTS.  Sept 20���Mountain Scenery, Cutja, Caledonia  Fraction, Cody Star Fraction, Essex Fraction,  Avalon.  Sept 21���Yukon, Major Fraction. Flood Fraction, Lone Jack, Wednesday Fraction.  Sept 22���Vemon. Daylight, Legal Fraction,  Okanagan Chief, Lone Star No 3.  Sept 23���Charlotte. Herbert, Rupert.  Sept 21���Red Fox, Robin, Elkhorn.  Sept 20���L O L, Stormount, Prior.  certificate of improvements  Sept 27���Apex.  TRANSFERS.  Sept 21���Champion J, Clara Werely to A R  Marino. July 23,1897.  Sept 22���Ensign ���}, Chas L Arnold to M A  Right, Aug 7.  Sept 23���Good Hope J, Michael Landngand to  George Clarke, March 8.  Hub No 2 ', Jas H Moran to C. W Greenlee,-  Sept 19  II  Slocan Bob,  Headlight, Golden Gate, High Gre  Sir Wilfred, Uufferin.  Sept 8���Susan M Fraction. Rita, Humming  Bird.  Sept H���Concoinara, Tail Holt  Sept 10���True Blue. Gold Dollar.  Sept 13���Pine Log, Bondholder, Coupon, Oml.  Sept 14���Crusader.  Sept 16���Pilot.  Sept 1!)���Kokomo, Mogul.  Sept 20���Colorado.  Sept21���Enterprise Fraction.  Sept 23���Little Eva, Golden Cache. Vaukleek  Hill.  Sept24���Valley Fraction, Susan G, Susan S.  transfers.  Sept 1���Option for $40,000, on Monument  Group, J Duhamel, H S Sinkhan, S Hawkins and  F Strand to H E Croaisdaile.  Sept 3-Jumbo 1/20, J T Foley to T D Woodcock, Sept 6.  . Sept6���Creole 3,Beaumont Boggs toC - Baxter  Sept 7���Spanish i. A E Whitmore to Helen  Lauder.  Sept 9���My Vest J, J B Thompson to T Lake.  Sept 12���Klondike, Peter Grant to J Z Hall.  Eastmount, J A Baker to F E Griffith.  Graphic Fraction,. W A Maedonaid to A. M  Johnson. ,  Fram i, M Murchison to W Thomlinson.  Sept 13���R L and Texas s, Blue Bell 1/5, Hard  Nut and Eagle 1/1G, J B Callahan to H W Bragg,  $1,000.  Sept 1G���Tail Holt Fraction J, J Saulter io E  Rackeliff.  Sept 17���Band Union, H Thomlinson to Geo  Alexander. .*25.  Sept 19���Gold Bank and Gold Rock, J L Law  to J P Atchison, $1,000.  Sept 23���Kingston, C Murphy to N Sloan.  Kingston and Toronto 1 N Sloan to A B Gray.  INCREASE    rs   COPPKK.  As Depth in Attained 011 the  Le Roi the  Percentage is Greater.  llinois J,CW Greenlee to Wm Glynn, Sept 19.  Mac B 1/6, Wm Glynn to O W Greenlee, Sept 19.  Trade Dollar, Joseph D Graham and John J  ynch to John M Martin, Aug 16.  Sept 27���Trade Dollar J, Henry Giegerich to  eo W riughes, Sept 16, $2,187.50.  Home Run J, C W Greenlee to Jas H Moran,  Sept 27���Thursday fractional ��, John A Whit-  tier and.David W Moore to the Payne Mining  Co, Sept 14, $3,000  - od~      ~  Good Day Fraction, H H Pitts to John Bough,  "4.  Bee,  Isabellers   Ervin   to  Wm   Barker,  Sept 24  Bee-.  April 9 ��50.  Minnie", Arthur C Brindle to Carter H Brindle,  Sept 24.  Mocking iBird, Comet, Daybreak, Defender.  Robin Fraction, Wild Goose No 2, Mantouomah,  Mel Mclvor-Campbell to Granville Mining Co,  Sept 1.  Home Run J, Chas M Greenlee to Wm Glynn,  Dec 1.  Monitor No 2 Fraction ', A R Fingland to Geo  A Petty, Sept 27.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Sept 14���Ernest Fraction, Lenbeam, Norma,  W McC Banting; Quo Vadis, Silver Bee, Southern Cross, T McC Banting; Snider, E C Ward-  Macon, J E Wood.  Sept 15���Kaiser Fraction, R H Ramsdellj Copper King, A R Heyland; Anticline, George S  Wall's.  Sept 16���Sunshine, W Hazard; Mohawk, R D  Munroe; Northwest, E J Blauchard; Falcon, T  M McFarlane; Eno, Jacob Emails; London Fraction, A O Sutherland; Triumph, L Huffman;  True Friend, Ed Laham; Twin Boys, F Walker.  Sept 17��� Treadwell, C Riedlenger; Gold Bug.  J Laham; Get There, R J Stenson; Stampede, H  Richardson; Cock of the North, Neil McDonald;  Little Chief, Robt McDonald.  Sept 19���Plum Hand, J Nichol; Excelsior,  Albert Watts; Holland, Mary Howard; Maple  Leaf,  W  T Douglas; Bunker Hill  Fraction, A  -Hudson, Thos Pearson: Philipine, J  Johnson.  Sept 20���Hudson, Thos Pearson: Fhiiipi  Hardio; John A, R McFarlane; Merallic Union,  W S Stewart and J A Mider; Union Jack, W S  Stewart, J A Mider.  assessments.  Sept 14���Evergeen, Fossell, Silver Ward. Humboldt, Franklin.  Sept 15���Acme, Big Bob.  Sept 17���Yankee Girl, Luther, Victoria, Stafford. Erie, Comstock, Park Region.  Sept 19���Spotted Horse.  Sept 20���Summit. Montana, Gold Dollar, Snow  King. Snow Drop, Combination, Bi-Metallic.  transfers.  Sept 14���Daybreak, Isaac Waldron to E W B  Snider and A McBanting.  Crown Point 6/10, Bunker Hill 1/6, Flylield  Fraction J, Silver King Fraction 1/6, a McClain  to E W B Snider  Sept 15���Fleming, Hector MeRae to Kootenay  & Columbia Prospecting Co.  Sept 16��� Iceberg, Snowslide, Snowdrift. Billy  B, Charley D, Good Hope, Brownhill , Phoenix.  Black Hawk J, James Anderson to Florence and  Janet Sutherland.  Wandering Goat and Ella May 1, H Nitengale  to Frank R Townsend.  Windfall, T McFarlane to Chas M Field.  Stafford, S Millington to John Taynton.  Sept 17���Maple Leaf No 2. Sebastian J Reuter  to John Tayton.  Sept 19���Homestretch j*, Bert Pearson to F B  Jeffrey and XV S Thompson.  Clyde, W F Lawson to Angus R Johnstone.  Notice of warning persons against relocating  Ian, now relocated as Brownie by Andrew Miller,  on True Blue mountain.  Flylield Fraction }, A McC Banting to W R  Winstead.  Flylield Fraction ', W R Winstead to D XV  Moore.  Sept 20���Kanapolis and Tipton 1/fl, S T Laird  to Thos H McCowen.  certificate OF improvements.  Skit   is���Elkliorn,     Hustler,    Little     Ralph,  Breslan Fraction.  "An increase percentage of copper  and a slight increase in the   silicious  character of the ore are the only changes  in the character of the Le Roi ore that  are iemonstrated by increased depth,"  said Nicholas Tregear, the superintendent of the property, to the Miner.  "In  the way of gold and silver values, they  have been practically the same from the  surface down to the 700-foot level. There  seems to be little probability that the  future development of the property will  show any material change in the character of the ore as depth is reached.  Free gold is, of course, associated with  the siliciousness of the ores, and fine  free gold is found on the assayers,sieves,  but 1. have seen only two samples of  visible free gold from the whole property. In the west 450-foot level we once  found a piece of calcite that was fairly  resplendent with the  precious metal.  Captain Hall, the late superintendent of  the property, picked out dozens of pieces  of gold witli his pen knife, and then had  it assayed.    It went Sl,400 to the ton.  In the 500-foot level we found a  bit  of free gold once about the size of a pea.  These two specimens represent all the  visible free gold that I have ever seen  coming out of the mine.  "The surface cut from which the ore  was taken shows that at the grassroots  the Le Eoi ledge is about 12 feet in  width. As deptli was reached it stead-  ilv increased in size until at the 450 foot  level the vein reached the enormous  width of 60 feet, and we stoped out ore  for the full width of the lode.  "From the surface down to the 600-foot  level the vein was divided into three  distinct streaks. Next to the hanging  wall was the paystreak, where tire  smelting ore was" found. Underneath  the smelting ore lay a large body of  silicious ore, and next to the foot wall  was a deposit of low grade iron ore,  carrying values around S5 and SB. When  I speak of walls, you understand that  I mean walls as they are commonly  found in this camp, where the ore and  the country rock are frozen together  vaguely. Walls of this nature were the  rule hi the huge chute in which tire  main shaft is sunk, but in the Ridpath  stopes as the lately discovered west  chute is called, there are two walls as  pecfecfly defined as can be found anywhere.  "Down at the 700-foot le**el, which at  present is the deepest workings in ore,  the silicious ores and the iron ores have  given way to a solid body of clean  smelting o"re 28 feet wide. Every ounce  of the ore broken down is sent direct  to the smelter. It is impossible to sort  it. We are now working seven machines side by side in the 700-foot level,  and the showing is unsurpassed anywhere in the mine."  The fortunate contractors would practically, have controlled the gold fields and  there is scarcely any limit to the possi-,  ble value of the" grant  wliich it was at- j  tempted to make."  LITxr-E   JELOQUENT   IT.EADEE.        !  H. H. Knox,  Has removed to the  Over the land far and wide  There are anxious hearts by the old fireside���  Mothers and sisters and children fair,  That liquor lias left with naught but despair.  Give mother a vote and sister too  And they'll do what men have failed to do.  They'd vote for prohibition, right or wrong,  And fill the couutiy with temperance song.  But man, with mighty intellect bright,  Cries, "What about'individual right ?'  To drink or not let me decide.''  But hush, a little child he sees  Kneeling in reverence at mother's knees.  Lisping her little petition of love  And confidence to the great God above,  "Dodbless papa, 'cause I love him so."  With angel petition so sweet and low  That loving child as pure as snow  Asks, -'God bless papa."   Little heart so true,  Could papa, when drunk, thus pray for you?  OLD   BATES   RESTORED.  Newmarket  The rates over the C PR. were restored on Saturday and are as follows :  From coast points to Toronto. $(35 and  855; to Montreal $69.10 and $58.05; to  Halifax, $85.60 and $68.55. The rates  from Kootenay points to the east have  not yet been agreed upon but pending*  a meeting* of all the lines interested the  old rates I will hold. These are as follows: From Nelson to Toronto, 66.65  and $60.65; to Montreal, $72.55 and  S65.3G; to Halifax, SS7.90 and $76.15.  The rate given by the C.P.R., to eastern, points on the late cut were: $47.80  and $37.90. The differential of $7.50  and $5.50 formerly allowed the C.P.R.  on through traffic has been done away  with and the Canadian company has  been placed on an equal basis with its  American rivals in the competition for  passenger traffic. West bound rates  nave also been restored to their former  figures. ' r^*3  Slow   to   Pay   Up.  Block and is preparedjto repair  every description of  Disabled  Watches.  At a meeting of contractors held in  Winnipeg last week it was decided to  issue a writ ag'aiust the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company, for alleged non-payment of monies due for work performed  on the Crow's Nest Pass Railway. A  reply has been, received from Vice-  President Shaughnessy, regarding the  matter, in response to" a letter sent to  him on behalf of the contractors concerned. This reply is considered unsatisfactory, and the contractors have  decided that they must now resort to  the Courts to secure a settlement of  their claims. Mr. Shaughnessy, it appears, maintains that the contractors  were paid for their work, and that the  claims they are now making are for  extras.      "    The largest room in the wcrld under  one roof and unbroken bv pillars is at  St. Petersburg. It is 620 fe'et long by 120  feet in breadth.  Specials  innewSuitings  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDON & BARRETT  Come immediately and get the benefit of first  choice of the large stock of  just received^at the  POSTOFFICE STORE.  ^ That cut rate shoe sale is not quite over yet, but it will not last  much longer.   Call and get a bargain. SANDON, B. C.  D. E.Gellatly * Sons  -DEALERS IN  BOUND   TO   MAKE   IT    STICK.  I have lately received a stock of  well-selected, handsome suitings  for Spring-make-up, and I earnestly invite your inspection of  them. Some excellent qualities  and patterns, and at especially  low prices���lower than ever put  upon the market in this section  before.  I guarantee a neat, natty fit,  and satisfaction in every particular. An: you wanting a Spring-  suit?     .  M. A. WILSON",  The Reliable Slocan Tailor.  Newmarket Blk, New Denver, B. G.      ��  #CW*3��  Farm Produce, Fruits,  aM VegetableS.     Oka���aga��� Lake,  O p. o. brucE'S landing:  For the convenience of the trade a stock is always kept on hand in the  Jelland Building, SANDON. Mines supplied at wholesale rates. Cars  loaded witli Produce, Fruits and Vegetables are run into the Slocan every  TEN'DAYS, and orders can be delivered en route.  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  STEGE feAVISON,       -      -      -      -    ��� *- -      Proprietors.  Dealers in  affeFgoi}  puggi��f  ar\d  fafiorjep  Hardware,   Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glas3 and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOGAN CITY, B.C.  New  Dress  Goods,  NOTICE.  All accounts due ine must be settled forthwith  or they will be placed in court for collection.  H. CLEVER,  Now Denver. Aug. 18.1698.  SLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  SKI1!'-'���Empress. .1 H Corv; Silver Mast. Swan  Nelson; Slocan Maiden, Chsis Garrity; Solcan  Boy, J Gordon.  Seit.'J���Oliver, I Lougbead.  Septi-���Show Storm, O Couture; Minneapolis,  J Collette.  Sei-t 8���St Andrews. W Karney; Sterllngham,  SG Gordon.  SEJ>r y���Tw'i Flags. P Lindcniist, P llauck, D G  McCuaig; Sunset, P llauck.  Seit 10���Bluevale, A McVt'hirter.  Sei'T 12���Gnee, C l'aas; Keith. F 11 Strolin ;  Pyrite, same,  Sei'T 1.0���Stewart, T Laeomb; Octoroon, A  Stewart.  Sei-t 10���Corinne, M A Neville: Black Diamond, J T Beauchesuc: Black Fox. \V Karney.  SKI'T 17���W Foley, Ed Halev: Dai.sv, D Graham; Black Hawk, .1 M Rac: Mary, J w Horn.  SKI'T 1!'���Sailor Fractional. U" S Johnston;  Mary Ann, JJ E Moate.  SEI'T 21���Parson, A fork, T D Woodcock-  Grand View, A York  Sei-t 23���Old Curiosity, L K Larson; Kingston,  C Murphy: Toronto, K Sloan; Montreal, li Sloan;  Martha, "J W Horn; Plebiscite, same; Venus,  same.  Sei-t 24- White Star. J Livingstone; Blake, G  Miller, H Arnot; Gold Eagle, N E Holmgren;  Sei-t 20���Jose, J Law; Hard Times, J Baty;  Dominion, C H Brindle.  ASSESSMENTS.  The   Yukon   Railway    Bill  Brought up Again.  May   be  An Ottawa despatch which is going  the rounds in the eastern press, is as  follows : "A rumor is prevalent here  that Hon. Clifford Sifton intends to reintroduce the Mann-Mackenzie Yukon  Railway contract next session and that  the publication of Mr. Louis Coste's  report on the navigability of the Hoota-  linqua and Lewes rivers, between the  proposed terminus of tlie line and Dawson, is intended to pave the way. The  scheme whilst not precisely the same  in detail as that thrown out by the  Senate last session,will still be identical  in design. It will be remembered that  Mr. Sifton only most reluctantly gave  way to the pressure of his colleagues  and agreed not to introduce a second  bill last session."  When it is considered what the Mc-  Kenzie-Mann deal mean.', it is not  surprising that the promoters are so  persistant in their efforts to get the deal  through. Speaking of it the News-  Advertiser says :  "The Dominion Government is selling  land in the Yukon district at 810 per  acre, the rights to the minerals being  besides reserved to the Crown. The  grant to Messrs. Mackenzie and Mann,  for the construction of 150 miles of a  narrow gauge railway from Glenora to  Teslin Lake', was 25,600 acres per mile  or a total of 8,750,000 acres. All the  minerals were thrown in while the conditions of the grant were different from  those usually connected with such arrangements, in as much as tlie concessionaires could select the tracts of land  where they pleased and were not compelled to take then) up in the vicinity of  the railway. Rasing the value of the  grant at the price which the Government is now demanding for its land, 810  per acre, we find the value of the gift  which it was proposed to make Messrs.  Mackenzie and Mann to be S37.5o0.000.  Nor does thir. seem extravagant when  we. consider the enormous output of  gold wliich has been obtained from some  Sept 15��� Lexington Fraction, Viking Fraction, j nf the   claims  in the   Yukon   district.  Latest novelties  in Dress Goods for  Summer and Fall  wear; also ready-  made Clothing,  Neck wear, Hats,  and Caps, Boots  and Shoes ��� the  most complete stock in the lake section���at prices as low as it is possible  to make them. We invite your inspection. Look into our show- ivindow.  "We are displaying a fine line of  novelties.  McLachlan & McKay,  New Denver.  ocan  and other  Stationery  Your* business  uaill  suffer.  TU p  108 Bishopsgate St.  J. U. V" (within)  British, bL0ND0N:.ENG-  Subscr -    "       -" ��� -   Columbia  Review  Subscribtion,.*2.50 per annum  To Brokers, 'Mining  Engineers, owners of  Alining Claims. Mining Engineers,Assay-  ers, Journalists aiid  others���  Advertise in the B. C. Review,  the only representative B. C. Journal in Europe.   A Good Investment.  9Q��&  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  Rooms in Reeo Hotel, Sandon.  SEI'T 1-  SKI'T .'!���  Vartlen.  -Esmeralda.  -Eagle Feather,Galena Mountain, Dolly  >)) . . . . Next to a healthy bank account the most essential thing  o to a BUSINESS MAN is to have his writing stationery and  l{ business cards, etc., of cood quality and printed in business  j? style. A man in business does not necessarily mean A BUSI-  jl NESS MAN. Some men are as careless about their stationery  1? as about their business���don't care how it is printed so long as .  ii '        1  1/ it is cheap. To these we want to talk. With our increased (  $ facilities we can fill vour orders for Job Prniting as cheap as ,  j} the cheapest, and the quality of the work and stock is unsur-'  $ passed���even in the large cities. Samples of stock and work (  \\ open to your inspection. All classes ot work���from a tri-colored 1  /) sheet poster to the daintiest and handsomest wedding stationery. '  u Whatever you want, don't overlook The Led&e Power \  v Prin'tixg Plant, the best  equipped  office  west of Red.River.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevev, Slocan Lake, B.C.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and. the necessary medicines free of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  ^g_    Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  BRICIC  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  The  Nakusp,  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  AGENTS.  Two editions "Life and Work of Mr. Gladstone" already sold. Third edition just ready.  Now is the tniie to make money. Look here, o.ie  man sells 11 his first day, a fourteen-year-old boy  26 in evenings during'one week, another 27 in In  hours, and another 90 in 14 days, &c., &e. Greatest book agent's bonanza on the market. Big  commission paid. Write quick for free particulars.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO., Limited,  Toronto  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.  Ry agent or���  Or. B. GARRETT.  G. P. R. Agent, New Denver.  WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  FREDJ.SQUIKE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aWavs on hand.  JitcMl k Co.,  Insurance  and General Oommissson  Agents.  NEW DENVER. B.  C. �����������.  Being good at figures never made a  man rich.

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